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Divine_Grace
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AUTH

BOOKS
City_of_God
DND_DM_Guide_5E
Enchiridion_text
Epigrams_from_Savitri
Evolution_II
Falling_Into_Grace__Insights_on_the_End_of_Suffering
Faust
Full_Circle
Guru_Bhakti_Yoga
Heart_of_Matter
How_to_think_like_Leonardo_Da_Vinci
Journey_to_the_Lord_of_Power_-_A_Sufi_Manual_on_Retreat
Letters_On_Yoga
Letters_On_Yoga_II
Liber_157_-_The_Tao_Teh_King
Life_without_Death
Mantras_Of_The_Mother
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
My_Burning_Heart
On_the_Free_Choice_of_the_Will
On_Thoughts_And_Aphorisms
Plotinus_-_Complete_Works_Vol_01
Questions_And_Answers_1950-1951
Questions_And_Answers_1953
Questions_And_Answers_1954
Questions_And_Answers_1955
Savitri
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(toc)
Self_Knowledge
Sermons
The_Bible
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Essential_Songs_of_Milarepa
The_Heros_Journey
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Integral_Yoga
The_Mother_With_Letters_On_The_Mother
The_Perennial_Philosophy
The_Republic
The_Seals_of_Wisdom
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History
The_Way_of_Perfection
The_Yoga_Sutras
Toward_the_Future
Vishnu_Purana
Words_Of_The_Mother_II
Words_Of_The_Mother_III

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
09.04_-_The_Divine_Grace
10.12_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Love
10.34_-_Effort_and_Grace
1.03_-_The_Armour_of_Grace
1.10_-_GRACE_AND_FREE_WILL
1.4.01_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Guidance
1951-03-01_-_Universe_and_the_Divine_-_Freedom_and_determinism_-_Grace_-_Time_and_Creation-_in_the_Supermind_-_Work_and_its_results_-_The_psychic_being_-_beauty_and_love_-_Flowers-_beauty_and_significance_-_Choice_of_reincarnating_psychic_being
1951-03-24_-_Descent_of_Divine_Love,_of_Consciousness_-_Earth-_a_symbolic_formation_-_the_Divine_Presence_-_The_psychic_being_and_other_worlds_-_Divine_Love_and_Grace_-_Becoming_consaious_of_Divine_Love_-_Finding_ones_psychic_being_-_Responsibility
1951-04-05_-_Illusion_and_interest_in_action_-_The_action_of_the_divine_Grace_and_the_ego_-_Concentration,_aspiration,_will,_inner_silence_-_Value_of_a_story_or_a_language_-_Truth_-_diversity_in_the_world
1954-07-07_-_The_inner_warrior_-_Grace_and_the_Falsehood_-_Opening_from_below_-_Surrender_and_inertia_-_Exclusive_receptivity_-_Grace_and_receptivity
1954-09-15_-_Parts_of_the_being_-_Thoughts_and_impulses_-_The_subconscient_-_Precise_vocabulary_-_The_Grace_and_difficulties
1956-08-01_-_Value_of_worship_-_Spiritual_realisation_and_the_integral_yoga_-_Symbols,_translation_of_experience_into_form_-_Sincerity,_fundamental_virtue_-_Intensity_of_aspiration,_with_anguish_or_joy_-_The_divine_Grace
1956-08-08_-_How_to_light_the_psychic_fire,_will_for_progress_-_Helping_from_a_distance,_mental_formations_-_Prayer_and_the_divine_-_Grace_Grace_at_work_everywhere
1956-08-15_-_Protection,_purification,_fear_-_Atmosphere_at_the_Ashram_on_Darshan_days_-_Darshan_messages_-_Significance_of_15-08_-_State_of_surrender_-_Divine_Grace_always_all-powerful_-_Assumption_of_Virgin_Mary_-_SA_message_of_1947-08-15
1956-08-22_-_The_heaven_of_the_liberated_mind_-_Trance_or_samadhi_-_Occult_discipline_for_leaving_consecutive_bodies_-_To_be_greater_than_ones_experience_-_Total_self-giving_to_the_Grace_-_The_truth_of_the_being_-_Unique_relation_with_the_Supreme
1958-10-29_-_Mental_self-sufficiency_-_Grace
1958-11-12_-_The_aim_of_the_Supreme_-_Trust_in_the_Grace
1.bsf_-_His_grace_may_fall_upon_us_at_anytime
1.cs_-_Consumed_in_Grace
1.hs_-_The_Essence_of_Grace
1.jk_-_Apollo_And_The_Graces
1.jr_-_At_night_we_fall_into_each_other_with_such_grace
1.rwe_-_Grace
2.3.02_-_Opening,_Sincerity_and_the_Mother's_Grace
25.08_-_THY_GRACE
3.03_-_Faith_and_the_Divine_Grace

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
00.01_-_The_Approach_to_Mysticism
0.00_-_INTRODUCTION
0.00_-_The_Book_of_Lies_Text
0.00_-_THE_GOSPEL_PREFACE
0.02_-_II_-_The_Home_of_the_Guru
0.02_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.03_-_Letters_to_My_little_smile
0.04_-_The_Systems_of_Yoga
0.05_-_Letters_to_a_Child
0.06_-_INTRODUCTION
0.06_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Sadhak
0.07_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.09_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Teacher
01.01_-_A_Yoga_of_the_Art_of_Life
01.01_-_The_Symbol_Dawn
01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release
01.04_-_The_Poetry_in_the_Making
01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge
01.05_-_Rabindranath_Tagore:_A_Great_Poet,_a_Great_Man
01.07_-_Blaise_Pascal_(1623-1662)
01.08_-_Walter_Hilton:_The_Scale_of_Perfection
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
01.11_-_Aldous_Huxley:_The_Perennial_Philosophy
01.11_-_The_Basis_of_Unity
01.12_-_Goethe
01.13_-_T._S._Eliot:_Four_Quartets
01.14_-_Nicholas_Roerich
0.11_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.14_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0_1955-03-26
0_1955-04-04
0_1955-06-09
0_1955-09-03
0_1956-04-04
0_1956-04-20
0_1956-08-10
0_1956-10-07
0_1956-10-08
0_1958-01-01
0_1958-02-03a
0_1958-04-03
0_1958-05-10
0_1958-05-11_-_the_ship_that_said_OM
0_1958-07-02
0_1958-07-06
0_1958-10-10
0_1958-10-17
0_1958-11-04_-_Myths_are_True_and_Gods_exist_-_mental_formation_and_occult_faculties_-_exteriorization_-_work_in_dreams
0_1958-11-11
0_1958-11-20
0_1958-11-22
0_1958-12-15_-_tantric_mantra_-_125,000
0_1958-12-24
0_1958-12-28
0_1959-01-06
0_1959-01-14
0_1959-01-21
0_1959-01-27
0_1959-01-31
0_1959-06-04
0_1959-07-10
0_1960-04-13
0_1960-05-16
0_1960-08-10_-_questions_from_center_of_Education_-_reading_Sri_Aurobindo
0_1960-10-25
0_1960-11-08
0_1960-11-15
0_1961-03-07
0_1961-03-14
0_1961-03-17
0_1961-04-25
0_1961-04-29
0_1961-05-19
0_1961-06-02
0_1961-06-24
0_1961-07-15
0_1961-07-18
0_1961-07-28
0_1961-08-02
0_1961-08-11
0_1961-09-16
0_1962-01-09
0_1962-01-12_-_supramental_ship
0_1962-01-21
0_1962-02-03
0_1962-05-29
0_1962-06-02
0_1962-06-12
0_1962-07-25
0_1962-09-08
0_1962-10-16
0_1963-02-21
0_1963-03-23
0_1963-06-19
0_1963-10-03
0_1963-10-19
0_1963-12-31
0_1964-01-04
0_1964-02-26
0_1964-03-04
0_1964-03-25
0_1964-07-15
0_1964-07-28
0_1964-08-22
0_1964-08-26
0_1964-09-16
0_1964-09-26
0_1964-10-07
0_1964-12-02
0_1964-12-07
0_1965-02-24
0_1965-03-06
0_1965-04-21
0_1965-05-29
0_1965-07-10
0_1965-09-18
0_1965-09-25
0_1965-12-10
0_1965-12-22
0_1966-01-31
0_1966-03-26
0_1966-07-09
0_1966-09-28
0_1966-11-15
0_1966-11-19
0_1966-11-23
0_1966-12-07
0_1966-12-20
0_1966-12-21
0_1967-01-04
0_1967-01-28
0_1967-03-02
0_1967-03-22
0_1967-04-03
0_1967-05-03
0_1967-05-26
0_1967-07-15
0_1967-11-22
0_1967-11-Prayers_of_the_Consciousness_of_the_Cells
0_1968-03-02
0_1968-05-18
0_1968-07-06
0_1968-07-17
0_1968-08-28
0_1968-11-13
0_1968-12-04
0_1969-01-04
0_1969-01-18
0_1969-02-15
0_1969-02-19
0_1969-04-16
0_1969-04-26
0_1969-05-10
0_1969-05-24
0_1969-06-25
0_1969-08-02
0_1969-08-09
0_1969-09-17
0_1969-10-12
0_1969-10-25
0_1969-11-19
0_1969-12-20
0_1970-01-31
0_1970-02-07
0_1970-03-14
0_1970-04-04
0_1970-04-29
0_1970-06-13
0_1970-07-04
0_1970-07-11
0_1970-07-22
0_1970-07-29
0_1970-08-05
0_1970-09-16
0_1970-11-28
0_1971-04-14
0_1971-04-17
0_1971-05-15
0_1971-05-26
0_1971-06-12
0_1971-08-11
0_1971-08-21
0_1971-09-04
0_1971-10-30
0_1972-01-19
0_1972-02-16
0_1972-04-04
0_1972-04-08
0_1972-04-15
0_1972-05-31
0_1972-06-04
0_1972-08-19
0_1972-09-16
0_1972-10-30
0_1972-11-25
0_1972-12-06
0_1973-02-03
0_1973-02-14
0_1973-04-07
0_1973-05-09
02.01_-_The_World_War
02.02_-_Rishi_Dirghatama
02.02_-_The_Kingdom_of_Subtle_Matter
02.02_-_The_Message_of_the_Atomic_Bomb
02.03_-_The_Glory_and_the_Fall_of_Life
02.04_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Little_Life
02.05_-_The_Godheads_of_the_Little_Life
02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life
02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night
02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness
02.11_-_Hymn_to_Darkness
02.12_-_The_Heavens_of_the_Ideal
02.14_-_Appendix
03.01_-_Humanism_and_Humanism
03.01_-_The_New_Year_Initiation
03.01_-_The_Pursuit_of_the_Unknowable
03.02_-_Aspects_of_Modernism
03.02_-_Yogic_Initiation_and_Aptitude
03.03_-_Arjuna_or_the_Ideal_Disciple
03.03_-_Modernism_-_An_Oriental_Interpretation
03.04_-_The_Body_Human
03.05_-_The_Spiritual_Genius_of_India
03.06_-_Divine_Humanism
03.10_-_Hamlet:_A_Crisis_of_the_Evolving_Soul
03.11_-_True_Humility
03.12_-_TagorePoet_and_Seer
04.01_-_The_Birth_and_Childhood_of_the_Flame
04.01_-_The_Divine_Man
04.01_-_The_March_of_Civilisation
04.02_-_The_Growth_of_the_Flame
04.04_-_To_the_Heights_IV
04.06_-_To_the_Heights_VI_(Maheshwari)
04.07_-_Readings_in_Savitri
04.09_-_Values_Higher_and_Lower
04.12_-_To_the_Heights-XII
04.13_-_To_the_HeightsXIII
04.14_-_To_the_Heights-XXIV
04.18_-_To_the_Heights-XVIII
04.20_-_To_the_Heights-XX
04.21_-_To_the_HeightsXXI
04.22_-_To_the_Heights-XXII
04.24_-_To_the_Heights-XXIV
04.26_-_To_the_Heights-XXVI
04.28_-_To_the_Heights-XXVIII
04.29_-_To_the_Heights-XXIX
04.30_-_To_the_HeightsXXX
04.41_-_To_the_Heights-XLI
04.42_-_To_the_Heights-XLII
04.44_-_To_the_Heights-XLIV
05.01_-_Man_and_the_Gods
05.02_-_Gods_Labour
05.02_-_Of_the_Divine_and_its_Help
05.03_-_Of_Desire_and_Atonement
05.03_-_Satyavan_and_Savitri
05.05_-_Of_Some_Supreme_Mysteries
05.06_-_The_Role_of_Evil
05.12_-_The_Soul_and_its_Journey
05.16_-_A_Modernist_Mentality
05.28_-_God_Protects
05.29_-_Vengeance_is_Mine
05.30_-_Theres_a_Divinity
06.01_-_The_End_of_a_Civilisation
06.01_-_The_Word_of_Fate
06.03_-_Types_of_Meditation
06.05_-_The_Story_of_Creation
06.19_-_Mental_Silence
06.23_-_Here_or_Elsewhere
06.27_-_To_Learn_and_to_Understand
06.29_-_Towards_Redemption
06.36_-_The_Mother_on_Herself
07.01_-_Realisation,_Past_and_Future
07.01_-_The_Joy_of_Union;_the_Ordeal_of_the_Foreknowledge
07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces
07.06_-_Nirvana_and_the_Discovery_of_the_All-Negating_Absolute
07.07_-_Freedom_and_Destiny
07.10_-_Diseases_and_Accidents
07.35_-_The_Force_of_Body-Consciousness
07.37_-_The_Psychic_Being,_Some_Mysteries
08.18_-_The_Origin_of_Desire
08.28_-_Prayer_and_Aspiration
08.38_-_The_Value_of_Money
09.02_-_Meditation
09.03_-_The_Psychic_Being
09.04_-_The_Divine_Grace
09.05_-_The_Story_of_Love
09.11_-_The_Supramental_Manifestation_and_World_Change
09.13_-_On_Teachers_and_Teaching
09.17_-_Health_in_the_Ashram
10.02_-_The_Gospel_of_Death_and_Vanity_of_the_Ideal
1.002_-_The_Heifer
1.003_-_Family_of_Imran
10.03_-_Life_in_and_Through_Death
10.03_-_The_Debate_of_Love_and_Death
1.004_-_Women
1.005_-_The_Table
1.008_-_The_Spoils
1.009_-_Repentance
1.00_-_Main
1.00_-_Preface
1.00_-_PRELUDE_AT_THE_THEATRE
1.00_-_The_way_of_what_is_to_come
1.010_-_Jonah
10.11_-_Beyond_Love_and_Hate
1.011_-_Hud
1.012_-_Joseph
10.12_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Love
10.13_-_Go_Through
1.015_-_The_Rock
1.016_-_The_Bee
1.01_-_Archetypes_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.01_-_BOOK_THE_FIRST
1.01_-_Description_of_the_Castle
1.01_-_Economy
1.01_-_MAPS_OF_EXPERIENCE_-_OBJECT_AND_MEANING
1.01_-_On_knowledge_of_the_soul,_and_how_knowledge_of_the_soul_is_the_key_to_the_knowledge_of_God.
1.01_-_Principles_of_Practical_Psycho_therapy
1.01_-_Proem
1.01_-_Sets_down_the_first_line_and_begins_to_treat_of_the_imperfections_of_beginners.
1.01_-_Soul_and_God
1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU
1.01_-_The_Castle
1.01_-_The_First_Steps
1.01_-_The_King_of_the_Wood
1.01_-_The_Rape_of_the_Lock
1.01_-_The_Unexpected
1.01_-_Two_Powers_Alone
1.020_-_Ta-Ha
10.23_-_Prayers_and_Meditations_of_the_Mother
10.24_-_Savitri
1.024_-_The_Light
1.025_-_Sadhana_-_Intensifying_a_Lighted_Flame
1.026_-_The_Poets
1.027_-_The_Ant
10.28_-_Love_and_Love
10.29_-_Gods_Debt
1.02_-_BOOK_THE_SECOND
1.02_-_IN_THE_COMPANY_OF_DEVOTEES
1.02_-_Karma_Yoga
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_Of_certain_spiritual_imperfections_which_beginners_have_with_respect_to_the_habit_of_pride.
1.02_-_On_detachment
1.02_-_On_the_Knowledge_of_God.
1.02_-_SOCIAL_HEREDITY_AND_PROGRESS
1.02_-_The_Child_as_growing_being_and_the_childs_experience_of_encountering_the_teacher.
1.02_-_The_Human_Soul
1.02_-_THE_NATURE_OF_THE_GROUND
1.02_-_The_Recovery
1.02_-_The_Refusal_of_the_Call
1.02_-_What_is_Psycho_therapy?
1.031_-_Luqman
10.33_-_On_Discipline
1.033_-_The_Confederates
10.34_-_Effort_and_Grace
1.035_-_Originator
10.35_-_The_Moral_and_the_Spiritual
1.035_-_The_Recitation_of_Mantra
1.037_-_The_Aligners
1.039_-_Throngs
1.03_-_A_Sapphire_Tale
1.03_-_BOOK_THE_THIRD
1.03_-_Eternal_Presence
1.03_-_Man_-_Slave_or_Free?
1.03_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_World.
1.03_-_PERSONALITY,_SANCTITY,_DIVINE_INCARNATION
1.03_-_Questions_and_Answers
1.03_-_Supernatural_Aid
1.03_-_The_Armour_of_Grace
1.03_-_The_Gods,_Superior_Beings_and_Adverse_Forces
1.03_-_The_House_Of_The_Lord
1.03_-_THE_ORPHAN,_THE_WIDOW,_AND_THE_MOON
1.03_-_The_Sunlit_Path
1.03_-_VISIT_TO_VIDYASAGAR
1.042_-_Consultation
1.047_-_Muhammad
1.049_-_The_Chambers
1.04_-_ADVICE_TO_HOUSEHOLDERS
1.04_-_BOOK_THE_FOURTH
1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD
1.04_-_Of_other_imperfections_which_these_beginners_are_apt_to_have_with_respect_to_the_third_sin,_which_is_luxury.
1.04_-_On_blessed_and_ever-memorable_obedience
1.04_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_Future_World.
1.04_-_Religion_and_Occultism
1.04_-_Sounds
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.04_-_The_Core_of_the_Teaching
1.04_-_The_Divine_Mother_-_This_Is_She
1.04_-_The_First_Circle,_Limbo__Virtuous_Pagans_and_the_Unbaptized._The_Four_Poets,_Homer,_Horace,_Ovid,_and_Lucan._The_Noble_Castle_of_Philosophy.
1.04_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda
1.04_-_The_Sacrifice_the_Triune_Path_and_the_Lord_of_the_Sacrifice
1.04_-_The_Self
1.04_-_The_Silent_Mind
1.04_-_THE_STUDY_(The_Compact)
1.052_-_The_Mount
1.057_-_Iron
1.059_-_The_Mobilization
1.05_-_ADVICE_FROM_A_CATERPILLAR
1.05_-_BOOK_THE_FIFTH
1.05_-_Buddhism_and_Women
1.05_-_CHARITY
1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self
1.05_-_Morality_and_War
1.05_-_Of_the_imperfections_into_which_beginners_fall_with_respect_to_the_sin_of_wrath
1.05_-_On_painstaking_and_true_repentance_which_constitute_the_life_of_the_holy_convicts;_and_about_the_prison.
1.05_-_On_the_Love_of_God.
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_THE_MASTER_AND_KESHAB
1.05_-_The_New_Consciousness
1.05_-_THE_NEW_SPIRIT
1.05_-_The_Ways_of_Working_of_the_Lord
1.05_-_War_And_Politics
1.062_-_Friday
1.068_-_The_Pen
1.06_-_Being_Human_and_the_Copernican_Principle
1.06_-_BOOK_THE_SIXTH
1.06_-_MORTIFICATION,_NON-ATTACHMENT,_RIGHT_LIVELIHOOD
1.06_-_Of_imperfections_with_respect_to_spiritual_gluttony.
1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother
1.06_-_The_Literal_Qabalah
1.06_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES
1.06_-_Wealth_and_Government
1.075_-_Self-Control,_Study_and_Devotion_to_God
1.07_-_BOOK_THE_SEVENTH
1.07_-_Incarnate_Human_Gods
1.07_-_On_mourning_which_causes_joy.
1.07_-_Past,_Present_and_Future
1.07_-_Production_of_the_mind-born_sons_of_Brahma
1.07_-_The_Fire_of_the_New_World
1.07_-_THE_MASTER_AND_VIJAY_GOSWAMI
1.07_-_The_Prophecies_of_Nostradamus
1.07_-_TRUTH
1.08a_-_The_Ladder
1.08_-_Attendants
1.08_-_BOOK_THE_EIGHTH
1.08_-_The_Change_of_Vision
1.08_-_The_Depths_of_the_Divine
1.08_-_The_Four_Austerities_and_the_Four_Liberations
1.08_-_The_Historical_Significance_of_the_Fish
1.08_-_THE_MASTERS_BIRTHDAY_CELEBRATION_AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.09_-_ADVICE_TO_THE_BRAHMOS
1.09_-_BOOK_THE_NINTH
1.09_-_Equality_and_the_Annihilation_of_Ego
1.09_-_Kundalini_Yoga
1.09_-_Legend_of_Lakshmi
1.09_-_SELF-KNOWLEDGE
1.09_-_To_the_Students,_Young_and_Old
11.01_-_The_Eternal_Day__The_Souls_Choice_and_the_Supreme_Consummation
11.01_-_The_Opening_Scene_of_Savitri
11.04_-_The_Triple_Cord
1.107_-_The_Bestowal_of_a_Divine_Gift
11.07_-_The_Labours_of_the_Gods:_The_five_Purifications
11.08_-_Body-Energy
11.09_-_Towards_the_Immortal_Body
1.10_-_BOOK_THE_TENTH
1.10_-_GRACE_AND_FREE_WILL
1.10_-_Mantra_Yoga
1.10_-_THE_FORMATION_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
1.10_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES_(II)
11.15_-_Sri_Aurobindo
1.11_-_BOOK_THE_ELEVENTH
1.11_-_Correspondence_and_Interviews
1.11_-_GOOD_AND_EVIL
1.11_-_Higher_Laws
1.11_-_The_Change_of_Power
1.11_-_The_Master_of_the_Work
1.11_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_AT_DAKSHINEWAR
1.11_-_Woolly_Pomposities_of_the_Pious_Teacher
1.12_-_BOOK_THE_TWELFTH
1.12_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Solution
1.12_-_GARDEN
1.12_-_God_Departs
1.12_-_The_Superconscient
1.12_-_TIME_AND_ETERNITY
1.13_-_BOOK_THE_THIRTEENTH
1.13_-_SALVATION,_DELIVERANCE,_ENLIGHTENMENT
1.13_-_The_Kings_of_Rome_and_Alba
1.13_-_THE_MASTER_AND_M.
1.13_-_Under_the_Auspices_of_the_Gods
1.14_-_INSTRUCTION_TO_VAISHNAVS_AND_BRHMOS
1.14_-_On_the_clamorous,_yet_wicked_master-the_stomach.
1.14_-_Postscript
1.1.4_-_The_Physical_Mind_and_Sadhana
1.14_-_TURMOIL_OR_GENESIS?
1.15_-_Index
1.15_-_LAST_VISIT_TO_KESHAB
1.15_-_On_incorruptible_purity_and_chastity_to_which_the_corruptible_attain_by_toil_and_sweat.
1.15_-_Prayers
1.15_-_The_world_overrun_with_trees;_they_are_destroyed_by_the_Pracetasas
1.1.5_-_Thought_and_Knowledge
1.16_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.17_-_Legend_of_Prahlada
1.17_-_M._AT_DAKSHINEWAR
1.17_-_On_poverty_(that_hastens_heavenwards).
1.17_-_SUFFERING
1.18_-_M._AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.18_-_The_Divine_Worker
1.19_-_Equality
1.19_-_NIGHT
1.19_-_THE_MASTER_AND_HIS_INJURED_ARM
1.200-1.224_Talks
1.2.01_-_The_Call_and_the_Capacity
1.2.03_-_Purity
12.04_-_Love_and_Death
1.2.04_-_Sincerity
1.2.05_-_Aspiration
1.2.07_-_Surrender
12.07_-_The_Double_Trinity
1.2.08_-_Faith
1.20_-_On_bodily_vigil_and_how_to_use_it_to_attain_spiritual_vigil_and_how_to_practise_it.
1.20_-_RULES_FOR_HOUSEHOLDERS_AND_MONKS
12.10_-_The_Sunlit_Path
1.2.11_-_Patience_and_Perseverance
1.2.12_-_Vigilance
1.21_-_IDOLATRY
1.22_-_ADVICE_TO_AN_ACTOR
1.22_-_EMOTIONALISM
1.22_-_ON_THE_GIFT-GIVING_VIRTUE
1.22_-_On_the_many_forms_of_vainglory.
1.22_-_THE_END_OF_THE_SPECIES
1.23_-_FESTIVAL_AT_SURENDRAS_HOUSE
1.23_-_On_mad_price,_and,_in_the_same_Step,_on_unclean_and_blasphemous_thoughts.
1.23_-_THE_MIRACULOUS
1.240_-_1.300_Talks
1.240_-_Talks_2
1.24_-_On_meekness,_simplicity,_guilelessness_which_come_not_from_nature_but_from_habit,_and_about_malice.
1.24_-_RITUAL,_SYMBOL,_SACRAMENT
1.24_-_The_Killing_of_the_Divine_King
1.25_-_ADVICE_TO_PUNDIT_SHASHADHAR
1.25_-_On_the_destroyer_of_the_passions,_most_sublime_humility,_which_is_rooted_in_spiritual_feeling.
1.25_-_SPIRITUAL_EXERCISES
1.26_-_FESTIVAL_AT_ADHARS_HOUSE
1.26_-_On_discernment_of_thoughts,_passions_and_virtues
1.26_-_PERSEVERANCE_AND_REGULARITY
1.27_-_CONTEMPLATION,_ACTION_AND_SOCIAL_UTILITY
1.28_-_On_holy_and_blessed_prayer,_mother_of_virtues,_and_on_the_attitude_of_mind_and_body_in_prayer.
1.28_-_The_Killing_of_the_Tree-Spirit
1.29_-_Concerning_heaven_on_earth,_or_godlike_dispassion_and_perfection,_and_the_resurrection_of_the_soul_before_the_general_resurrection.
1.300_-_1.400_Talks
1.3.02_-_Equality__The_Chief_Support
1.30_-_Concerning_the_linking_together_of_the_supreme_trinity_among_the_virtues.
1.31_-_The_Giants,_Nimrod,_Ephialtes,_and_Antaeus._Descent_to_Cocytus.
1.32_-_Expounds_these_words_of_the_Paternoster__Fiat_voluntas_tua_sicut_in_coelo_et_in_terra._Describes_how_much_is_accomplished_by_those_who_repeat_these_words_with_full_resolution_and_how_well
1.3.5.01_-_The_Law_of_the_Way
1.36_-_Treats_of_these_words_in_the_Paternoster__Dimitte_nobis_debita_nostra.
1.37_-_Describes_the_excellence_of_this_prayer_called_the_Paternoster,_and_the_many_ways_in_which_we_shall_find_consolation_in_it.
1.38_-_Treats_of_the_great_need_which_we_have_to_beseech_the_Eternal_Father_to_grant_us_what_we_ask_in_these_words:_Et_ne_nos_inducas_in_tentationem,_sed_libera_nos_a_malo._Explains_certain_temptations._This_chapter_is_noteworthy.
1.39_-_Continues_the_same_subject_and_gives_counsels_concerning_different_kinds_of_temptation._Suggests_two_remedies_by_which_we_may_be_freed_from_temptations.135
1.400_-_1.450_Talks
1.4.01_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Guidance
1.4.03_-_The_Guru
14.07_-_A_Review_of_Our_Ashram_Life
14.08_-_A_Parable_of_Sea-Gulls
1.40_-_Describes_how,_by_striving_always_to_walk_in_the_love_and_fear_of_God,_we_shall_travel_safely_amid_all_these_temptations.
1.41_-_Speaks_of_the_fear_of_God_and_of_how_we_must_keep_ourselves_from_venial_sins.
1.439
1.43_-_Dionysus
1.450_-_1.500_Talks
15.01_-_The_Mother,_Human_and_Divine
15.03_-_A_Canadian_Question
15.05_-_Twin_Prayers
1.52_-_Family_-_Public_Enemy_No._1
1.550_-_1.600_Talks
1.59_-_Killing_the_God_in_Mexico
1.60_-_Between_Heaven_and_Earth
17.11_-_A_Prayer
1.74_-_Obstacles_on_the_Path
1.78_-_Sore_Spots
18.02_-_Ramprasad
18.05_-_Ashram_Poets
1913_05_11p
1914_07_19p
1914_08_24p
1914_10_07p
1915_11_02p
1916_12_05p
1916_12_21p
1916_12_24p
1916_12_26p
1917_01_10p
1917_03_31p
19.26_-_The_Brahmin
1928_12_28p
1929-04-07_-_Yoga,_for_the_sake_of_the_Divine_-_Concentration_-_Preparations_for_Yoga,_to_be_conscious_-_Yoga_and_humanity_-_We_have_all_met_in_previous_lives
1929-06-02_-__Divine_love_and_its_manifestation_-_Part_of_the_vital_being_in_Divine_love
1929-06-23_-_Knowledge_of_the_Yogi_-_Knowledge_and_the_Supermind_-_Methods_of_changing_the_condition_of_the_body_-_Meditation,_aspiration,_sincerity
1931_11_24p
1951-03-01_-_Universe_and_the_Divine_-_Freedom_and_determinism_-_Grace_-_Time_and_Creation-_in_the_Supermind_-_Work_and_its_results_-_The_psychic_being_-_beauty_and_love_-_Flowers-_beauty_and_significance_-_Choice_of_reincarnating_psychic_being
1951-03-14_-_Plasticity_-_Conditions_for_knowing_the_Divine_Will_-_Illness_-_microbes_-_Fear_-_body-reflexes_-_The_best_possible_happens_-_Theories_of_Creation_-_True_knowledge_-_a_work_to_do_-_the_Ashram
1951-03-24_-_Descent_of_Divine_Love,_of_Consciousness_-_Earth-_a_symbolic_formation_-_the_Divine_Presence_-_The_psychic_being_and_other_worlds_-_Divine_Love_and_Grace_-_Becoming_consaious_of_Divine_Love_-_Finding_ones_psychic_being_-_Responsibility
1951-04-05_-_Illusion_and_interest_in_action_-_The_action_of_the_divine_Grace_and_the_ego_-_Concentration,_aspiration,_will,_inner_silence_-_Value_of_a_story_or_a_language_-_Truth_-_diversity_in_the_world
1951-04-14_-_Surrender_and_sacrifice_-_Idea_of_sacrifice_-_Bahaism_-_martyrdom_-_Sleep-_forgetfulness,_exteriorisation,_etc_-_Dreams_and_visions-_explanations_-_Exteriorisation-_incidents_about_cats
1951-04-21_-_Sri_Aurobindos_letter_on_conditions_for_doing_yoga_-_Aspiration,_tapasya,_surrender_-_The_lower_vital_-_old_habits_-_obsession_-_Sri_Aurobindo_on_choice_and_the_double_life_-_The_old_fiasco_-_inner_realisation_and_outer_change
1951-04-26_-_Irrevocable_transformation_-_The_divine_Shakti_-_glad_submission_-_Rejection,_integral_-_Consecration_-_total_self-forgetfulness_-_work
1951-05-05_-_Needs_and_desires_-_Discernment_-_sincerity_and_true_perception_-_Mantra_and_its_effects_-_Object_in_action-_to_serve_-_relying_only_on_the_Divine
1953-06-03
1953-06-10
1953-06-17
1953-07-22
1953-08-05
1953-08-12
1953-08-19
1953-08-26
1953-09-30
1953-10-07
1953-10-14
1953-11-18
1953-11-25
1953-12-09
1953-12-16
1953-12-23
1954-05-05_-_Faith,_trust,_confidence_-_Insincerity_and_unconsciousness
1954-05-12_-_The_Purusha_-_Surrender_-_Distinguishing_between_influences_-_Perfect_sincerity
1954-06-16_-_Influences,_Divine_and_other_-_Adverse_forces_-_The_four_great_Asuras_-_Aspiration_arranges_circumstances_-_Wanting_only_the_Divine
1954-07-07_-_The_inner_warrior_-_Grace_and_the_Falsehood_-_Opening_from_below_-_Surrender_and_inertia_-_Exclusive_receptivity_-_Grace_and_receptivity
1954-07-21_-_Mistakes_-_Success_-_Asuras_-_Mental_arrogance_-_Difficulty_turned_into_opportunity_-_Mothers_use_of_flowers_-_Conversion_of_men_governed_by_adverse_forces
1954-08-04_-_Servant_and_worker_-_Justification_of_weakness_-_Play_of_the_Divine_-_Why_are_you_here_in_the_Ashram?
1954-08-18_-_Mahalakshmi_-_Maheshwari_-_Mahasaraswati_-_Determinism_and_freedom_-_Suffering_and_knowledge_-_Aspects_of_the_Mother
1954-09-15_-_Parts_of_the_being_-_Thoughts_and_impulses_-_The_subconscient_-_Precise_vocabulary_-_The_Grace_and_difficulties
1954-09-22_-_The_supramental_creation_-_Rajasic_eagerness_-_Silence_from_above_-_Aspiration_and_rejection_-_Effort,_individuality_and_ego_-_Aspiration_and_desire
1954-09-29_-_The_right_spirit_-_The_Divine_comes_first_-_Finding_the_Divine_-_Mistakes_-_Rejecting_impulses_-_Making_the_consciousness_vast_-_Firm_resolution
1954-11-03_-_Body_opening_to_the_Divine_-_Concentration_in_the_heart_-_The_army_of_the_Divine_-_The_knot_of_the_ego_-Streng_thening_ones_will
1954-12-22_-_Possession_by_hostile_forces_-_Purity_and_morality_-_Faith_in_the_final_success_-Drawing_back_from_the_path
1955-02-09_-_Desire_is_contagious_-_Primitive_form_of_love_-_the_artists_delight_-_Psychic_need,_mind_as_an_instrument_-_How_the_psychic_being_expresses_itself_-_Distinguishing_the_parts_of_ones_being_-_The_psychic_guides_-_Illness_-_Mothers_vision
1955-02-16_-_Losing_something_given_by_Mother_-_Using_things_well_-_Sadhak_collecting_soap-pieces_-_What_things_are_truly_indispensable_-_Natures_harmonious_arrangement_-_Riches_a_curse,_philanthropy_-_Misuse_of_things_creates_misery
1955-03-02_-_Right_spirit,_aspiration_and_desire_-_Sleep_and_yogic_repose,_how_to_sleep_-_Remembering_dreams_-_Concentration_and_outer_activity_-_Mother_opens_the_door_inside_everyone_-_Sleep,_a_school_for_inner_knowledge_-_Source_of_energy
1955-03-09_-_Psychic_directly_contacted_through_the_physical_-_Transforming_egoistic_movements_-_Work_of_the_psychic_being_-_Contacting_the_psychic_and_the_Divine_-_Experiences_of_different_kinds_-_Attacks_of_adverse_forces
1955-03-30_-_Yoga-shakti_-_Energies_of_the_earth,_higher_and_lower_-_Illness,_curing_by_yogic_means_-_The_true_self_and_the_psychic_-_Solving_difficulties_by_different_methods
1955-04-06_-_Freuds_psychoanalysis,_the_subliminal_being_-_The_psychic_and_the_subliminal_-_True_psychology_-_Changing_the_lower_nature_-_Faith_in_different_parts_of_the_being_-_Psychic_contact_established_in_all_in_the_Ashram
1955-07-13_-_Cosmic_spirit_and_cosmic_consciousness_-_The_wall_of_ignorance,_unity_and_separation_-_Aspiration_to_understand,_to_know,_to_be_-_The_Divine_is_in_the_essence_of_ones_being_-_Realising_desires_through_the_imaginaton
1955-10-12_-_The_problem_of_transformation_-_Evolution,_man_and_superman_-_Awakening_need_of_a_higher_good_-_Sri_Aurobindo_and_earths_history_-_Setting_foot_on_the_new_path_-_The_true_reality_of_the_universe_-_the_new_race_-_...
1955-11-23_-_One_reality,_multiple_manifestations_-_Integral_Yoga,_approach_by_all_paths_-_The_supreme_man_and_the_divine_man_-_Miracles_and_the_logic_of_events
1955-12-07_-_Emotional_impulse_of_self-giving_-_A_young_dancer_in_France_-_The_heart_has_wings,_not_the_head_-_Only_joy_can_conquer_the_Adversary
1955-12-28_-_Aspiration_in_different_parts_of_the_being_-_Enthusiasm_and_gratitude_-_Aspiration_is_in_all_beings_-_Unlimited_power_of_good,_evil_has_a_limit_-_Progress_in_the_parts_of_the_being_-_Significance_of_a_dream
1956-01-25_-_The_divine_way_of_life_-_Divine,_Overmind,_Supermind_-_Material_body__for_discovery_of_the_Divine_-_Five_psychological_perfections
1956-03-07_-_Sacrifice,_Animals,_hostile_forces,_receive_in_proportion_to_consciousness_-_To_be_luminously_open_-_Integral_transformation_-_Pain_of_rejection,_delight_of_progress_-_Spirit_behind_intention_-_Spirit,_matter,_over-simplified
1956-06-13_-_Effects_of_the_Supramental_action_-_Education_and_the_Supermind_-_Right_to_remain_ignorant_-_Concentration_of_mind_-_Reason,_not_supreme_capacity_-_Physical_education_and_studies_-_inner_discipline_-_True_usefulness_of_teachers
1956-07-04_-_Aspiration_when_one_sees_a_shooting_star_-_Preparing_the_bodyn_making_it_understand_-_Getting_rid_of_pain_and_suffering_-_Psychic_light
1956-07-11_-_Beauty_restored_to_its_priesthood_-_Occult_worlds,_occult_beings_-_Difficulties_and_the_supramental_force
1956-07-18_-_Unlived_dreams_-_Radha-consciousness_-_Separation_and_identification_-_Ananda_of_identity_and_Ananda_of_union_-_Sincerity,_meditation_and_prayer_-_Enemies_of_the_Divine_-_The_universe_is_progressive
1956-07-25_-_A_complete_act_of_divine_love_-_How_to_listen_-_Sports_programme_same_for_boys_and_girls_-_How_to_profit_by_stay_at_Ashram_-_To_Women_about_Their_Body
1956-08-01_-_Value_of_worship_-_Spiritual_realisation_and_the_integral_yoga_-_Symbols,_translation_of_experience_into_form_-_Sincerity,_fundamental_virtue_-_Intensity_of_aspiration,_with_anguish_or_joy_-_The_divine_Grace
1956-08-08_-_How_to_light_the_psychic_fire,_will_for_progress_-_Helping_from_a_distance,_mental_formations_-_Prayer_and_the_divine_-_Grace_Grace_at_work_everywhere
1956-08-15_-_Protection,_purification,_fear_-_Atmosphere_at_the_Ashram_on_Darshan_days_-_Darshan_messages_-_Significance_of_15-08_-_State_of_surrender_-_Divine_Grace_always_all-powerful_-_Assumption_of_Virgin_Mary_-_SA_message_of_1947-08-15
1956-08-22_-_The_heaven_of_the_liberated_mind_-_Trance_or_samadhi_-_Occult_discipline_for_leaving_consecutive_bodies_-_To_be_greater_than_ones_experience_-_Total_self-giving_to_the_Grace_-_The_truth_of_the_being_-_Unique_relation_with_the_Supreme
1956-09-05_-_Material_life,_seeing_in_the_right_way_-_Effect_of_the_Supermind_on_the_earth_-_Emergence_of_the_Supermind_-_Falling_back_into_the_same_mistaken_ways
1956-09-26_-_Soul_of_desire_-_Openness,_harmony_with_Nature_-_Communion_with_divine_Presence_-_Individuality,_difficulties,_soul_of_desire_-_personal_contact_with_the_Mother_-_Inner_receptivity_-_Bad_thoughts_before_the_Mother
1956-10-03_-_The_Mothers_different_ways_of_speaking_-_new_manifestation_-_new_element,_possibilities_-_child_prodigies_-_Laws_of_Nature,_supramental_-_Logic_of_the_unforeseen_-_Creative_writers,_hands_of_musicians_-_Prodigious_children,_men
1956-10-10_-_The_supramental_race__in_a_few_centuries_-_Condition_for_new_realisation_-_Everyone_must_follow_his_own_path_-_Progress,_no_two_paths_alike
1956-10-17_-_Delight,_the_highest_state_-_Delight_and_detachment_-_To_be_calm_-_Quietude,_mental_and_vital_-_Calm_and_strength_-_Experience_and_expression_of_experience
1956-10-31_-_Manifestation_of_divine_love_-_Deformation_of_Love_by_human_consciousness_-_Experience_and_expression_of_experience
1956-11-14_-_Conquering_the_desire_to_appear_good_-_Self-control_and_control_of_the_life_around_-_Power_of_mastery_-_Be_a_great_yogi_to_be_a_good_teacher_-_Organisation_of_the_Ashram_school_-_Elementary_discipline_of_regularity
1956-11-21_-_Knowings_and_Knowledge_-_Reason,_summit_of_mans_mental_activities_-_Willings_and_the_true_will_-_Personal_effort_-_First_step_to_have_knowledge_-_Relativity_of_medical_knowledge_-_Mental_gymnastics_make_the_mind_supple
1956-12-05_-_Even_and_objectless_ecstasy_-_Transform_the_animal_-_Individual_personality_and_world-personality_-_Characteristic_features_of_a_world-personality_-_Expressing_a_universal_state_of_consciousness_-_Food_and_sleep_-_Ordered_intuition
1957-01-23_-_How_should_we_understand_pure_delight?_-_The_drop_of_honey_-_Action_of_the_Divine_Will_in_the_world
1957-02-13_-_Suffering,_pain_and_pleasure_-_Illness_and_its_cure
1957-03-13_-_Our_best_friend
1957-03-20_-_Never_sit_down,_true_repose
1957-06-19_-_Causes_of_illness_Fear_and_illness_-_Minds_working,_faith_and_illness
1957-06-26_-_Birth_through_direct_transmutation_-_Man_and_woman_-_Judging_others_-_divine_Presence_in_all_-_New_birth
1957-07-17_-_Power_of_conscious_will_over_matter
1958-01-01_-_The_collaboration_of_material_Nature_-_Miracles_visible_to_a_deep_vision_of_things_-_Explanation_of_New_Year_Message
1958-02-19_-_Experience_of_the_supramental_boat_-_The_Censors_-_Absurdity_of_artificial_means
1958-03-05_-_Vibrations_and_words_-_Power_of_thought,_the_gift_of_tongues
1958-03-19_-_General_tension_in_humanity_-_Peace_and_progress_-_Perversion_and_vision_of_transformation
1958-04-02_-_Correcting_a_mistake
1958-05-14_-_Intellectual_activity_and_subtle_knowing_-_Understanding_with_the_body
1958-07-09_-_Faith_and_personal_effort
1958-08-27_-_Meditation_and_imagination_-_From_thought_to_idea,_from_idea_to_principle
1958-09-10_-_Magic,_occultism,_physical_science
1958_09_19
1958-09-24_-_Living_the_truth_-_Words_and_experience
1958_10_03
1958_10_10
1958_10_24
1958-10-29_-_Mental_self-sufficiency_-_Grace
1958-11-05_-_Knowing_how_to_be_silent
1958-11-12_-_The_aim_of_the_Supreme_-_Trust_in_the_Grace
1958_11_14
1958-11-26_-_The_role_of_the_Spirit_-_New_birth
1958_12_05
1960_03_30
1960_04_07?_-_28
1960_04_20
1960_05_18
1960_07_19
1964_03_25
1964_09_16
1965_05_29
1966_07_06
1969_08_21
1969_10_17
1969_12_29?
1970_03_05
1970_03_11
1970_03_13
1970_04_11
1.ac_-_A_Birthday
1.ad_-_O_Christ,_protect_me!
1.ap_-_The_Universal_Prayer
1.bsf_-_His_grace_may_fall_upon_us_at_anytime
1.bv_-_When_I_see_the_lark_beating
1.cs_-_Consumed_in_Grace
1.da_-_And_as_a_ray_descending_from_the_sky_(from_The_Paradiso,_Canto_I)
1f.lovecraft_-_A_Reminiscence_of_Dr._Samuel_Johnson
1f.lovecraft_-_Beyond_the_Wall_of_Sleep
1f.lovecraft_-_Celephais
1f.lovecraft_-_Cool_Air
1f.lovecraft_-_Deaf,_Dumb,_and_Blind
1f.lovecraft_-_Facts_concerning_the_Late
1f.lovecraft_-_He
1f.lovecraft_-_Ibid
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Walls_of_Eryx
1f.lovecraft_-_Medusas_Coil
1f.lovecraft_-_Old_Bugs
1f.lovecraft_-_Pickmans_Model
1f.lovecraft_-_Sweet_Ermengarde
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Cats_of_Ulthar
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Colour_out_of_Space
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Doom_That_Came_to_Sarnath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dream-Quest_of_Unknown_Kadath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dunwich_Horror
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Electric_Executioner
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Red_Hook
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Man_of_Stone
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Moon-Bog
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_over_Innsmouth
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Street
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tomb
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Trap
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Very_Old_Folk
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Whisperer_in_Darkness
1f.lovecraft_-_The_White_Ship
1f.lovecraft_-_Winged_Death
1.fs_-_Count_Eberhard,_The_Groaner_Of_Wurtembert._A_War_Song
1.fs_-_Fridolin_(The_Walk_To_The_Iron_Factory)
1.fs_-_Honor_To_Woman
1.fs_-_Melancholy_--_To_Laura
1.fs_-_Nadowessian_Death-Lament
1.fs_-_Pompeii_And_Herculaneum
1.fs_-_Shakespeare's_Ghost_-_A_Parody
1.fs_-_The_Artists
1.fs_-_The_Celebrated_Woman_-_An_Epistle_By_A_Married_Man
1.fs_-_The_Cranes_Of_Ibycus
1.fs_-_The_Dance
1.fs_-_The_Eleusinian_Festival
1.fs_-_The_Favor_Of_The_Moment
1.fs_-_The_Fight_With_The_Dragon
1.fs_-_The_Flowers
1.fs_-_The_Fortune-Favored
1.fs_-_The_Fugitive
1.fs_-_The_Gods_Of_Greece
1.fs_-_The_Hostage
1.fs_-_The_Ideal_And_The_Actual_Life
1.fs_-_The_Knight_Of_Toggenburg
1.fs_-_The_Meeting
1.fs_-_The_Poetry_Of_Life
1.fs_-_The_Power_Of_Woman
1.fs_-_The_Ring_Of_Polycrates_-_A_Ballad
1.fs_-_The_Sexes
1.fs_-_The_Triumph_Of_Love
1.fs_-_The_Walk
1.fs_-_Written_In_A_Young_Lady's_Album
1.fua_-_The_Hawk
1.fua_-_The_peacocks_excuse
1.fua_-_The_Simurgh
1.gnk_-_Ek_Omkar
1.hcyc_-_21_-_Since_I_abruptly_realized_the_unborn_(from_The_Shodoka)
1.hs_-_Arise_And_Fill_A_Golden_Goblet
1.hs_-_Not_Worth_The_Toil!
1.hs_-_O_Cup_Bearer
1.hs_-_Rubys_Heart
1.hs_-_Slaves_Of_Thy_Shining_Eyes
1.hs_-_Streaming
1.hs_-_The_Bird_Of_Gardens
1.hs_-_The_Essence_of_Grace
1.hs_-_The_Rose_Is_Not_Fair
1.hs_-_Tidings_Of_Union
1.jda_-_My_heart_values_his_vulgar_ways_(from_The_Gitagovinda)
1.jk_-_A_Draught_Of_Sunshine
1.jk_-_Apollo_And_The_Graces
1.jk_-_Calidore_-_A_Fragment
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_IV
1.jk_-_Epistle_To_My_Brother_George
1.jk_-_Hyperion,_A_Vision_-_Attempted_Reconstruction_Of_The_Poem
1.jk_-_Hyperion._Book_II
1.jk_-_I_Stood_Tip-Toe_Upon_A_Little_Hill
1.jk_-_King_Stephen
1.jk_-_Lamia._Part_I
1.jk_-_Lamia._Part_II
1.jk_-_Ode_On_Indolence
1.jk_-_On_Hearing_The_Bag-Pipe_And_Seeing_The_Stranger_Played_At_Inverary
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_I
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_II
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_III
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_IV
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_V
1.jk_-_Sleep_And_Poetry
1.jk_-_Sonnet_VI._To_G._A._W.
1.jk_-_Sonnet_V._To_A_Friend_Who_Sent_Me_Some_Roses
1.jk_-_Specimen_Of_An_Induction_To_A_Poem
1.jk_-_The_Cap_And_Bells;_Or,_The_Jealousies_-_A_Faery_Tale_.._Unfinished
1.jk_-_The_Eve_Of_St._Agnes
1.jk_-_To_......
1.jk_-_To_Charles_Cowden_Clarke
1.jk_-_To_George_Felton_Mathew
1.jk_-_Two_Sonnets_On_Fame
1.jk_-_Woman!_When_I_Behold_Thee_Flippant,_Vain
1.jlb_-_Parting
1.jm_-_I_Have_forgotten
1.jm_-_The_Song_of_Food_and_Dwelling
1.jm_-_The_Song_of_Perfect_Assurance_(to_the_Demons)
1.jm_-_The_Song_of_View,_Practice,_and_Action
1.jm_-_Upon_this_earth,_the_land_of_the_Victorious_Ones
1.jr_-_At_night_we_fall_into_each_other_with_such_grace
1.jr_-_Because_I_Cannot_Sleep
1.jr_-_Like_This
1.jr_-_Now_comes_the_final_merging
1.jr_-_Rise,_Lovers
1.jr_-_Suddenly,_in_the_sky_at_dawn,_a_moon_appeared
1.jr_-_There_Is_A_Community_Of_Spirit
1.jr_-_The_Time_Has_Come_For_Us_To_Become_Madmen_In_Your_Chain
1.jr_-_Who_Is_At_My_Door?
1.jr_-_You_and_I_have_spoken_all_these_words
1.jr_-_Zero_Circle
1.jwvg_-_From
1.jwvg_-_Legend
1.jwvg_-_Playing_At_Priests
1.jwvg_-_The_Visit
1.jwvg_-_The_Wanderer
1.kbr_-_I_Have_Attained_The_Eternal_Bliss
1.kbr_-_I_have_attained_the_Eternal_Bliss
1.lb_-_Exile's_Letter
1.lovecraft_-_Egyptian_Christmas
1.lovecraft_-_Fungi_From_Yuggoth
1.lovecraft_-_Laeta-_A_Lament
1.lovecraft_-_Lines_On_General_Robert_Edward_Lee
1.lovecraft_-_On_Receiving_A_Picture_Of_Swans
1.lovecraft_-_Psychopompos-_A_Tale_in_Rhyme
1.lovecraft_-_Sunset
1.lovecraft_-_The_Bride_Of_The_Sea
1.lovecraft_-_To_Edward_John_Moreton_Drax_Plunkelt,
1.mbn_-_Prayers_for_the_Protection_and_Opening_of_the_Heart
1.nmdv_-_When_I_see_His_ways,_I_sing
1.pbs_-_Alastor_-_or,_the_Spirit_of_Solitude
1.pbs_-_Charles_The_First
1.pbs_-_Fragment_-_Supposed_To_Be_An_Epithalamium_Of_Francis_Ravaillac_And_Charlotte_Corday
1.pbs_-_Homers_Hymn_To_The_Sun
1.pbs_-_Hymn_to_Intellectual_Beauty
1.pbs_-_Julian_and_Maddalo_-_A_Conversation
1.pbs_-_Letter_To_Maria_Gisborne
1.pbs_-_Marenghi
1.pbs_-_Mariannes_Dream
1.pbs_-_Oedipus_Tyrannus_or_Swellfoot_The_Tyrant
1.pbs_-_On_The_Medusa_Of_Leonardo_da_Vinci_In_The_Florentine_Gallery
1.pbs_-_Orpheus
1.pbs_-_Peter_Bell_The_Third
1.pbs_-_Prometheus_Unbound
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_I.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_IX.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_V.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_VII.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_VIII.
1.pbs_-_Rosalind_and_Helen_-_a_Modern_Eclogue
1.pbs_-_Saint_Edmonds_Eve
1.pbs_-_Scene_From_Tasso
1.pbs_-_Sonnet_-_From_The_Italian_Of_Dante
1.pbs_-_The_Cenci_-_A_Tragedy_In_Five_Acts
1.pbs_-_The_Cyclops
1.pbs_-_The_Daemon_Of_The_World
1.pbs_-_The_Retrospect_-_CWM_Elan,_1812
1.pbs_-_The_Revolt_Of_Islam_-_Canto_I-XII
1.pbs_-_The_Sensitive_Plant
1.pbs_-_The_Triumph_Of_Life
1.pbs_-_The_Witch_Of_Atlas
1.poe_-_Al_Aaraaf-_Part_2
1.poe_-_Hymn
1.poe_-_Sancta_Maria
1.poe_-_Sonnet-_Silence
1.poe_-_To_Frances_S._Osgood
1.raa_-_And_the_letter_is_longing
1.rb_-_After
1.rb_-_A_Grammarian's_Funeral_Shortly_After_The_Revival_Of_Learning
1.rb_-_Aix_In_Provence
1.rb_-_A_Pretty_Woman
1.rb_-_A_Toccata_Of_Galuppi's
1.rb_-_Bishop_Blougram's_Apology
1.rb_-_Bishop_Orders_His_Tomb_at_Saint_Praxed's_Church,_Rome,_The
1.rb_-_Childe_Roland_To_The_Dark_Tower_Came
1.rb_-_Cleon
1.rb_-_Garden_Francies
1.rb_-_Holy-Cross_Day
1.rb_-_Incident_Of_The_French_Camp
1.rbk_-_Epithalamium
1.rbk_-_He_Shall_be_King!
1.rb_-_Master_Hugues_Of_Saxe-Gotha
1.rb_-_Old_Pictures_In_Florence
1.rb_-_O_Lyric_Love
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_III_-_Paracelsus
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_II_-_Paracelsus_Attains
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_V_-_Paracelsus_Attains
1.rb_-_Pippa_Passes_-_Part_III_-_Evening
1.rb_-_Pippa_Passes_-_Part_II_-_Noon
1.rb_-_Pippa_Passes_-_Part_I_-_Morning
1.rb_-_Pippa_Passes_-_Part_IV_-_Night
1.rb_-_Protus
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Fifth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_First
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Fourth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Second
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Third
1.rb_-_The_Flight_Of_The_Duchess
1.rb_-_The_Glove
1.rb_-_The_Italian_In_England
1.rb_-_The_Laboratory-Ancien_Rgime
1.rb_-_Waring
1.rb_-_Women_And_Roses
1.rmpsd_-_O_Mother,_who_really
1.rmpsd_-_Tell_me,_brother,_what_happens_after_death?
1.rmpsd_-_Why_disappear_into_formless_trance?
1.rmr_-_Falconry
1.rmr_-_The_Grown-Up
1.rt_-_Beggarly_Heart
1.rt_-_Chain_Of_Pearls
1.rt_-_Gitanjali
1.rt_-_My_Dependence
1.rwe_-_Alphonso_Of_Castile
1.rwe_-_Art
1.rwe_-_Beauty
1.rwe_-_Dmonic_Love
1.rwe_-_Each_And_All
1.rwe_-_Fable
1.rwe_-_From_the_Persian_of_Hafiz_II
1.rwe_-_Grace
1.rwe_-_Hamatreya
1.rwe_-_In_Memoriam
1.rwe_-_Manners
1.rwe_-_May-Day
1.rwe_-_Monadnoc
1.rwe_-_Ode_To_Beauty
1.rwe_-_To_Rhea
1.rwe_-_Voluntaries
1.rwe_-_Woodnotes
1.sdi_-_How_could_I_ever_thank_my_Friend?
1.sfa_-_Let_us_desire_nothing_else
1.sfa_-_Prayer_from_A_Letter_to_the_Entire_Order
1.sfa_-_Prayer_Inspired_by_the_Our_Father
1.sig_-_I_Sought_Thee_Daily
1.sjc_-_I_Entered_the_Unknown
1.sjc_-_Loves_Living_Flame
1.sjc_-_Without_a_Place_and_With_a_Place
1.snt_-_By_what_boundless_mercy,_my_Savior
1.snt_-_You,_oh_Christ,_are_the_Kingdom_of_Heaven
1.srm_-_The_Marital_Garland_of_Letters
1.srm_-_The_Necklet_of_Nine_Gems
1.stl_-_My_Song_for_Today
1.stl_-_The_Atom_of_Jesus-Host
1.wby_-_A_Dream_Of_A_Blessed_Spirit
1.wby_-_The_Countess_Cathleen_In_Paradise
1.wby_-_The_Dolls
1.wby_-_To_A_Shade
1.wby_-_Upon_A_Dying_Lady
1.wby_-_When_You_Are_Old
1.whitman_-_As_I_Sat_Alone_By_Blue_Ontarios_Shores
1.whitman_-_Brother_Of_All,_With_Generous_Hand
1.whitman_-_Great_Are_The_Myths
1.whitman_-_Longings_For_Home
1.whitman_-_Not_Heat_Flames_Up_And_Consumes
1.whitman_-_Prayer_Of_Columbus
1.whitman_-_Proud_Music_Of_The_Storm
1.whitman_-_Song_of_Myself
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_XLV
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_The_Broad-Axe
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_The_Exposition
1.whitman_-_Spirit_That_Formd_This_Scene
1.whitman_-_There_Was_A_Child_Went_Forth
1.whitman_-_The_Singer_In_The_Prison
1.whitman_-_Warble_Of_Lilac-Time
1.ww_-_1-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_2-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_3-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_7-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_Address_To_My_Infant_Daughter
1.ww_-_A_Jewish_Family_In_A_Small_Valley_Opposite_St._Goar,_Upon_The_Rhine
1.ww_-_Anecdote_For_Fathers
1.ww_-_An_Evening_Walk
1.ww_-_A_Night_Thought
1.ww_-_Artegal_And_Elidure
1.ww_-_As_faith_thus_sanctified_the_warrior's_crest
1.ww_-_A_Whirl-Blast_From_Behind_The_Hill
1.ww_-_A_Wren's_Nest
1.ww_-_Beggars
1.ww_-_Book_Eighth-_Retrospect--Love_Of_Nature_Leading_To_Love_Of_Man
1.ww_-_Book_Eleventh-_France_[concluded]
1.ww_-_Book_Fifth-Books
1.ww_-_Book_Fourteenth_[conclusion]
1.ww_-_Book_Seventh_[Residence_in_London]
1.ww_-_Book_Sixth_[Cambridge_and_the_Alps]
1.ww_-_Book_Tenth_{Residence_in_France_continued]
1.ww_-_Book_Third_[Residence_at_Cambridge]
1.ww_-_Book_Thirteenth_[Imagination_And_Taste,_How_Impaired_And_Restored_Concluded]
1.ww_-_Character_Of_The_Happy_Warrior
1.ww_-_Composed_on_The_Eve_Of_The_Marriage_Of_A_Friend_In_The_Vale_Of_Grasmere
1.ww_-_Dion_[See_Plutarch]
1.ww_-_Elegiac_Stanzas_In_Memory_Of_My_Brother,_John_Commander_Of_The_E._I._Companys_Ship_The_Earl_Of_Aber
1.ww_-_From_The_Cuckoo_And_The_Nightingale
1.ww_-_From_The_Italian_Of_Michael_Angelo
1.ww_-_Inscriptions_For_A_Seat_In_The_Groves_Of_Coleorton
1.ww_-_Laodamia
1.ww_-_Maternal_Grief
1.ww_-_Michael-_A_Pastoral_Poem
1.ww_-_November_1813
1.ww_-_Ode
1.ww_-_Ode_Composed_On_A_May_Morning
1.ww_-_Ode_to_Duty
1.ww_-_Resolution_And_Independence
1.ww_-_Song_at_the_Feast_of_Brougham_Castle
1.ww_-_The_Affliction_Of_Margaret
1.ww_-_The_Birth_Of_Love
1.ww_-_The_Danish_Boy
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_II-_Book_First-_The_Wanderer
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IV-_Book_Third-_Despondency
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IX-_Book_Eighth-_The_Parsonage
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_V-_Book_Fouth-_Despondency_Corrected
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_VII-_Book_Sixth-_The_Churchyard_Among_the_Mountains
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_X-_Book_Ninth-_Discourse_of_the_Wanderer,_and_an_Evening_Visit_to_the_Lake
1.ww_-_The_Highland_Broach
1.ww_-_The_Kitten_And_Falling_Leaves
1.ww_-_The_Last_Supper,_by_Leonardo_da_Vinci,_in_the_Refectory_of_the_Convent_of_Maria_della_GraziaMilan
1.ww_-_The_Morning_Of_The_Day_Appointed_For_A_General_Thanksgiving._January_18,_1816
1.ww_-_The_Prioresss_Tale_[from_Chaucer]
1.ww_-_The_Recluse_-_Book_First
1.ww_-_The_Waggoner_-_Canto_First
1.ww_-_The_Waggoner_-_Canto_Fourth
1.ww_-_Three_Years_She_Grew_in_Sun_and_Shower
1.ww_-_To_a_Highland_Girl_(At_Inversneyde,_upon_Loch_Lomond)
1.ww_-_To_Sir_George_Howland_Beaumont,_Bart_From_the_South-West_Coast_Or_Cumberland_1811
1.ww_-_To_The_Poet,_John_Dyer
1.ww_-_To_The_Same_Flower_(Second_Poem)
1.ww_-_Translation_Of_Part_Of_The_First_Book_Of_The_Aeneid
1.ww_-_Troilus_And_Cresida
1.ww_-_Vaudracour_And_Julia
1.ww_-_Vernal_Ode
1.ww_-_Water-Fowl_Observed_Frequently_Over_The_Lakes_Of_Rydal_And_Grasmere
1.ww_-_Written_With_A_Pencil_Upon_A_Stone_In_The_Wall_Of_The_House,_On_The_Island_At_Grasmere
1.ww_-_Yarrow_Revisited
1.ww_-_Yarrow_Visited
20.01_-_Charyapada_-_Old_Bengali_Mystic_Poems
20.06_-_Translations_in_French
2.00_-_BIBLIOGRAPHY
2.01_-_AT_THE_STAR_THEATRE
2.01_-_Mandala_One
2.01_-_On_Books
2.01_-_The_Attributes_of_Omega_Point_-_a_Transcendent_God
2.01_-_The_Preparatory_Renunciation
2.01_-_The_Yoga_and_Its_Objects
2.01_-_War.
2.02_-_Meeting_With_the_Goddess
2.02_-_Surrender,_Self-Offering_and_Consecration
2.02_-_THE_DURGA_PUJA_FESTIVAL
2.03_-_Indra_and_the_Thought-Forces
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_On_Medicine
2.03_-_The_Christian_Phenomenon_and_Faith_in_the_Incarnation
2.03_-_THE_MASTER_IN_VARIOUS_MOODS
2.04_-_ADVICE_TO_ISHAN
2.04_-_Positive_Aspects_of_the_Mother-Complex
2.04_-_The_Scourge,_the_Dagger_and_the_Chain
2.05_-_Apotheosis
2.05_-_Aspects_of_Sadhana
2.05_-_Blessings
2.05_-_Renunciation
2.05_-_The_Holy_Oil
2.05_-_VISIT_TO_THE_SINTHI_BRAMO_SAMAJ
2.06_-_On_Beauty
2.06_-_WITH_VARIOUS_DEVOTEES
2.07_-_BANKIM_CHANDRA
2.07_-_I_Also_Try_to_Tell_My_Tale
2.07_-_On_Congress_and_Politics
2.07_-_The_Mother__Relations_with_Others
2.08_-_AT_THE_STAR_THEATRE_(II)
2.09_-_On_Sadhana
2.09_-_THE_MASTERS_BIRTHDAY
2.09_-_The_Pantacle
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
2.1.01_-_The_Central_Process_of_the_Sadhana
21.01_-_The_Mother_The_Nature_of_Her_Work
2.1.02_-_Love_and_Death
2.10_-_The_Vision_of_the_World-Spirit_-_Time_the_Destroyer
2.11_-_The_Modes_of_the_Self
2.11_-_The_Vision_of_the_World-Spirit_-_The_Double_Aspect
2.11_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_IN_CALCUTTA
2.12_-_On_Miracles
2.12_-_THE_MASTERS_REMINISCENCES
2.1.3.1_-_Students
2.1.3.4_-_Conduct
2.13_-_On_Psychology
2.13_-_ON_THOSE_WHO_ARE_SUBLIME
2.13_-_THE_MASTER_AT_THE_HOUSES_OF_BALARM_AND_GIRISH
2.1.4.2_-_Teaching
2.1.4.3_-_Discipline
2.14_-_AT_RAMS_HOUSE
2.14_-_The_Unpacking_of_God
2.16_-_The_15th_of_August
2.16_-_VISIT_TO_NANDA_BOSES_HOUSE
2.1.7.08_-_Comments_on_Specific_Lines_and_Passages_of_the_Poem
2.17_-_December_1938
2.17_-_THE_MASTER_ON_HIMSELF_AND_HIS_EXPERIENCES
2.18_-_SRI_RAMAKRISHNA_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.19_-_THE_MASTER_AND_DR._SARKAR
2.20_-_Nov-Dec_1939
2.20_-_THE_MASTERS_TRAINING_OF_HIS_DISCIPLES
2.21_-_1940
2.21_-_IN_THE_COMPANY_OF_DEVOTEES_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.21_-_Towards_the_Supreme_Secret
2.22_-_1941-1943
2.22_-_The_Supreme_Secret
2.2.3_-_Depression_and_Despondency
2.23_-_THE_MASTER_AND_BUDDHA
2.2.4_-_Taittiriya_Upanishad
2.25_-_AFTER_THE_PASSING_AWAY
2.25_-_List_of_Topics_in_Each_Talk
2.26_-_The_Supramental_Descent
2.2.7.01_-_Some_General_Remarks
2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother
2.3.02_-_Opening,_Sincerity_and_the_Mother's_Grace
2.3.03_-_Integral_Yoga
2.3.03_-_The_Mother's_Presence
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.05_-_Sadhana_through_Work_for_the_Mother
2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties
23.09_-_Observations_I
2.30_-_The_Uniting_of_the_Names_45_and_52
23.10_-_Observations_II
2.3.1.20_-_Aspiration
2.3.1_-_Ego_and_Its_Forms
2.3.1_-_Svetasvatara_Upanishad
2.3.2_-_Desire
2.3.3_-_Anger_and_Violence
24.05_-_Vision_of_Dante
2.4.1_-_Human_Relations_and_the_Spiritual_Life
2.4.2_-_Interactions_with_Others_and_the_Practice_of_Yoga
25.07_-_TEARS_OF_GRIEF
25.08_-_THY_GRACE
25.09_-_CHILDRENS_SONG
27.02_-_The_Human_Touch_Divine
29.03_-_In_Her_Company
29.08_-_The_Iron_Chain
2_-_Other_Hymns_to_Agni
30.01_-_World-Literature
30.03_-_Spirituality_in_Art
30.04_-_Intuition_and_Inspiration_in_Art
30.05_-_Rhythm_in_Poetry
30.06_-_The_Poet_and_The_Seer
30.07_-_The_Poet_and_the_Yogi
30.09_-_Lines_of_Tantra_(Charyapada)
30.13_-_Rabindranath_the_Artist
30.14_-_Rabindranath_and_Modernism
30.15_-_The_Language_of_Rabindranath
30.16_-_Tagore_the_Unique
30.17_-_Rabindranath,_Traveller_of_the_Infinite
30.18_-_Boris_Pasternak
3.01_-_Fear_of_God
3.01_-_Forms_of_Rebirth
3.01_-_Proem
3.01_-_Sincerity
3.02_-_Aridity_in_Prayer
3.02_-_The_Great_Secret
3.02_-_The_Practice_Use_of_Dream-Analysis
3.02_-_The_Psychology_of_Rebirth
3.03_-_Faith_and_the_Divine_Grace
3.03_-_SULPHUR
3.03_-_The_Ascent_to_Truth
3.03_-_The_Consummation_of_Mysticism
3.04_-_Folly_Of_The_Fear_Of_Death
3.04_-_LUNA
3.05_-_SAL
3.08_-_ON_APOSTATES
3.0_-_THE_ETERNAL_RECURRENCE
31.01_-_The_Heart_of_Bengal
31.02_-_The_Mother-_Worship_of_the_Bengalis
3.10_-_The_New_Birth
3.1.3_-_Difficulties_of_the_Physical_Being
3.15_-_THE_OTHER_DANCING_SONG
32.01_-_Where_is_God?
3.2.03_-_Conservation_and_Progress
32.03_-_In_This_Crisis
32.04_-_The_Human_Body
3.2.07_-_Tantra
3.2.08_-_Bhakti_Yoga_and_Vaishnavism
32.08_-_Fit_and_Unfit_(A_Letter)
3.20_-_Of_the_Eucharist
3.2.10_-_Christianity_and_Theosophy
3.2.4_-_Sex
33.01_-_The_Initiation_of_Swadeshi
33.10_-_Pondicherry_I
33.11_-_Pondicherry_II
33.13_-_My_Professors
33.15_-_My_Athletics
33.16_-_Soviet_Gymnasts
33.18_-_I_Bow_to_the_Mother
34.10_-_Hymn_To_Earth
34.11_-_Hymn_to_Peace_and_Power
3.4.1_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3.7.1.01_-_Rebirth
38.06_-_Ravana_Vanquished
39.11_-_A_Prayer
3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations
40.01_-_November_24,_1926
4.01_-_Conclusion_-_My_intellectual_position
4.01_-_Sweetness_in_Prayer
4.01_-_The_Presence_of_God_in_the_World
4.02_-_Difficulties
4.02_-_Divine_Consolations.
4.02_-_Humanity_in_Progress
4.02_-_The_Integral_Perfection
4.03_-_CONVERSATION_WITH_THE_KINGS
4.03_-_Mistakes
4.03_-_Prayer_of_Quiet
4.03_-_Prayer_to_the_Ever-greater_Christ
4.03_-_The_Meaning_of_Human_Endeavor
4.04_-_Conclusion
4.04_-_In_the_Total_Christ
4.04_-_THE_REGENERATION_OF_THE_KING
4.04_-_Weaknesses
4.05_-_THE_DARK_SIDE_OF_THE_KING
4.05_-_The_Passion_Of_Love
4.06_-_RETIRED
4.07_-_THE_UGLIEST_MAN
4.09_-_REGINA
4.1.01_-_The_Intellect_and_Yoga
4.1.1_-_The_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.1.2_-_The_Difficulties_of_Human_Nature
4.1.3_-_Imperfections_and_Periods_of_Arrest
4.1.4_-_Resistances,_Sufferings_and_Falls
4.18_-_Faith_and_shakti
4.19_-_THE_DRUNKEN_SONG
4.1_-_Jnana
4.2.1_-_The_Right_Attitude_towards_Difficulties
4.2.3_-_Vigilance,_Resolution,_Will_and_the_Divine_Help
4.2.5_-_Dealing_with_Depression_and_Despondency
4.3.1.01_-_Peace,_Calm,_Silence_and_the_Self
4.3.1_-_The_Hostile_Forces_and_the_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.3.3_-_Dealing_with_Hostile_Attacks
4.3.4_-_Accidents,_Possession,_Madness
5.08_-_ADAM_AS_TOTALITY
5.1.01.1_-_The_Book_of_the_Herald
5.1.01.3_-_The_Book_of_the_Assembly
5.1.01.4_-_The_Book_of_Partings
5.1.01.6_-_The_Book_of_the_Chieftains
5.1.01.8_-_The_Book_of_the_Gods
5.1.02_-_Ahana
5.2.01_-_The_Descent_of_Ahana
6.04_-_THE_MEANING_OF_THE_ALCHEMICAL_PROCEDURE
6.08_-_Intellectual_Visions
6.09_-_Imaginary_Visions
6.0_-_Conscious,_Unconscious,_and_Individuation
7.02_-_The_Mind
7.03_-_The_Heart
7.15_-_The_Family
7.2.06_-_Rose_of_God
7.4.03_-_The_Cosmic_Dance
7.5.69_-_The_Inner_Fields
7.6.09_-_Despair_on_the_Staircase
7_-_Yoga_of_Sri_Aurobindo
9.99_-_Glossary
Aeneid
Apology
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
Book_1_-_The_Council_of_the_Gods
BOOK_I._-_Augustine_censures_the_pagans,_who_attributed_the_calamities_of_the_world,_and_especially_the_sack_of_Rome_by_the_Goths,_to_the_Christian_religion_and_its_prohibition_of_the_worship_of_the_gods
BOOK_II._-_A_review_of_the_calamities_suffered_by_the_Romans_before_the_time_of_Christ,_showing_that_their_gods_had_plunged_them_into_corruption_and_vice
BOOK_III._-_The_external_calamities_of_Rome
BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS.
BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_I._--_PART_II._THE_EVOLUTION_OF_SYMBOLISM_IN_ITS_APPROXIMATE_ORDER
BOOK_IV._-_That_empire_was_given_to_Rome_not_by_the_gods,_but_by_the_One_True_God
BOOK_IX._-_Of_those_who_allege_a_distinction_among_demons,_some_being_good_and_others_evil
Book_of_Exodus
Book_of_Genesis
Book_of_Proverbs
Book_of_Psalms
BOOK_VIII._-_Some_account_of_the_Socratic_and_Platonic_philosophy,_and_a_refutation_of_the_doctrine_of_Apuleius_that_the_demons_should_be_worshipped_as_mediators_between_gods_and_men
BOOK_VII._-_Of_the_select_gods_of_the_civil_theology,_and_that_eternal_life_is_not_obtained_by_worshipping_them
BOOK_VI._-_Of_Varros_threefold_division_of_theology,_and_of_the_inability_of_the_gods_to_contri_bute_anything_to_the_happiness_of_the_future_life
BOOK_V._-_Of_fate,_freewill,_and_God's_prescience,_and_of_the_source_of_the_virtues_of_the_ancient_Romans
BOOK_XI._-_Augustine_passes_to_the_second_part_of_the_work,_in_which_the_origin,_progress,_and_destinies_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_are_discussed.Speculations_regarding_the_creation_of_the_world
BOOK_XIII._-_That_death_is_penal,_and_had_its_origin_in_Adam's_sin
BOOK_XII._-_Of_the_creation_of_angels_and_men,_and_of_the_origin_of_evil
BOOK_XIV._-_Of_the_punishment_and_results_of_mans_first_sin,_and_of_the_propagation_of_man_without_lust
BOOK_XIX._-_A_review_of_the_philosophical_opinions_regarding_the_Supreme_Good,_and_a_comparison_of_these_opinions_with_the_Christian_belief_regarding_happiness
BOOK_X._-_Porphyrys_doctrine_of_redemption
BOOK_XVIII._-_A_parallel_history_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_from_the_time_of_Abraham_to_the_end_of_the_world
BOOK_XVII._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_the_times_of_the_prophets_to_Christ
BOOK_XVI._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_Noah_to_the_time_of_the_kings_of_Israel
BOOK_XV._-_The_progress_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_traced_by_the_sacred_history
BOOK_XXII._-_Of_the_eternal_happiness_of_the_saints,_the_resurrection_of_the_body,_and_the_miracles_of_the_early_Church
BOOK_XXI._-_Of_the_eternal_punishment_of_the_wicked_in_hell,_and_of_the_various_objections_urged_against_it
BOOK_XX._-_Of_the_last_judgment,_and_the_declarations_regarding_it_in_the_Old_and_New_Testaments
Chapter_I_-_WHICH_TREATS_OF_THE_CHARACTER_AND_PURSUITS_OF_THE_FAMOUS_GENTLEMAN_DON_QUIXOTE_OF_LA_MANCHA
COSA_-_BOOK_II
COSA_-_BOOK_IV
COSA_-_BOOK_IX
COSA_-_BOOK_V
COSA_-_BOOK_VI
COSA_-_BOOK_VII
COSA_-_BOOK_VIII
COSA_-_BOOK_X
COSA_-_BOOK_XI
COSA_-_BOOK_XIII
ENNEAD_01.06_-_Of_Beauty.
ENNEAD_03.02_-_Of_Providence.
ENNEAD_04.03_-_Psychological_Questions.
ENNEAD_05.08_-_Concerning_Intelligible_Beauty.
ENNEAD_06.07_-_How_Ideas_Multiplied,_and_the_Good.
Epistle_to_the_Romans
First_Epistle_of_Paul_to_the_Thessalonians
Gorgias
Guru_Granth_Sahib_first_part
Ion
I._THE_ATTRACTIVE_POWER_OF_GOD
Jaap_Sahib_Text_(Guru_Gobind_Singh)
Liber_111_-_The_Book_of_Wisdom_-_LIBER_ALEPH_VEL_CXI
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals
Meno
MMM.01_-_MIND_CONTROL
Phaedo
Prayers_and_Meditations_by_Baha_u_llah_text
r1913_12_22
r1914_03_25
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text)
SB_1.1_-_Questions_by_the_Sages
Sophist
Symposium_translated_by_B_Jowett
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Talks_001-025
Talks_026-050
Talks_051-075
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Talks_600-652
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The_Act_of_Creation_text
Theaetetus
The_Aleph
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P1
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P2
The_Book_of_the_Prophet_Isaiah
The_Book_of_Wisdom
The_Coming_Race_Contents
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
The_Epistle_of_James
The_Epistle_of_Paul_to_the_Ephesians
The_Epistle_of_Paul_to_the_Philippians
the_Eternal_Wisdom
The_First_Epistle_of_Paul_to_the_Corinthians
The_First_Epistle_of_Paul_to_Timothy
The_First_Epistle_of_Peter
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The_Library_Of_Babel_2
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The_One_Who_Walks_Away
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The_Poems_of_Cold_Mountain
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The_Revelation_of_Jesus_Christ_or_the_Apocalypse
The_Second_Epistle_of_John
The_Second_Epistle_of_Paul_to_Timothy
The_Second_Epistle_of_Peter
The_Third_Letter_of_John
Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra_text
Timaeus
Verses_of_Vemana

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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
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God.s Grace
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It is by God's Grace that you think of God!
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DEFINITIONS


TERMS STARTING WITH

Grace :::Grace is something spontaneous which wells out from the Divine Consciousness as a free flow of its being.

Grace (.Divine Grace) ::: Have faith and unshaken confidence. The Divine Grace will do the rest.

Grace (Divine Grace) ::: the help of a higher Divine Force other than the force of Karma, which can lift the sadhak beyond the present possibilities of his nature.

Grace Hopper "person" US Navy Rear Admiral Grace Brewster Hopper (1906-12-09 to 1992-01-01), née Grace Brewster Murray. Hopper is believed to have concieved the concept of the {compiler} with the {A-0} in 1952. She also developed the first commercial {high-level language}, which eventually evolved into {COBOL}. She worked on the {Mark I} computer with Howard Aiken and with {BINAC} in 1949. She is credited with having coined the term "debug", and the adage "it is always easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission" (with various wordings), which has been the guiding principle in {sysadmin} decisions ever since. See also the entries {debug} and {bug}. Hopper is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1994, the US Navy named a new ship, the guided-missile destroyer {USS Hopper (http://hopper.navy.mil/)}, after her. (1999-06-29)

Grace Hopper ::: (person) US Navy Rear Admiral Grace Brewster Hopper (1906-12-09 to 1992-01-01), n�e Grace Brewster Murray.Hopper is believed to have concieved the concept of the compiler with the A-0 in 1952. She also developed the first commercial high-level language, which eventually evolved into COBOL. She worked on the Mark I computer with Howard Aiken and with BINAC in 1949.She is credited with having coined the term debug, and the adage it is always easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission (with various wordings), which has been the guiding principle in sysadmin decisions ever since.See also the entries debug and bug.Hopper is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1994, the US Navy named a new ship, the guided-missile destroyer (1999-06-29)

Grace intervenes, and also, after U has intervened, one has still to put in a good deal of work to keep and develop what one has got.

Grace is something spontaneous which welis out from'tl^

Grace ::: Madhav: “Grace is that special movement of the Divine Consciousness, which enables us to live, to move.” The Book of the Divine Mother

Grace may sometimes bring undeserved or apparently unde- served fruits, but one cannot demand Grace as a right and privi-

Grace period - The period or length of time between the date on your statement and the date payment is due.

Grace

grace, and I require thee, Adonay, Amay, Horta,

GRACE. ::: Grace is a fact of spiritual experience.

GrAce de Dieu

graced ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Grace ::: a. --> Endowed with grace; beautiful; full of graces; honorable.

graceful ::: a. --> Displaying grace or beauty in form or action; elegant; easy; agreeable in appearance; as, a graceful walk, deportment, speaker, air, act, speech.

graceless ::: a. --> Wanting in grace or excellence; departed from, or deprived of, divine grace; hence, depraved; corrupt.
Unfortunate. Cf. Grace, n., 4.


grace ::: n. **1. Elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action. 2. Favour or goodwill. 3. A manifestation of favour, especially by a superior. 4. Theol. a. The freely given, unmerited favour and love of God. b. The influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them. c. A virtue or excellence of divine origin. d. The condition of being in God"s favour or one of the elect. 5. Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people. v. 6. To lend or add grace to; adorn. graced, graceful, graceless.**

grace ::: n. --> The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.


grace of trivial notes, a

grace ::: Sri Aurobindo: "Grace is something spontaneous which wells out from the Divine Consciousness as a free flow of its being. ::: It is a power that is superior to any rule, even to the Cosmic Law — for all spiritual seers have distinguished between the Law and Grace. Yet it is not indiscriminate — only it has a discrimination of its own which sees things and persons and the right times and seasons with another vision than that of the Mind or any other normal Power. A state of Grace is prepared in the individual often behind thick veils by means not calculable by the mind and when the state of Grace comes, then the Grace itself acts. ” *Letters on Yoga


TERMS ANYWHERE

A-0 "language" (Or A0) A language for the {UNIVAC I} or II, using {three-address code} instructions for solving mathematical problems. A-0 was the first language for which a {compiler} was developed. It was produced by {Grace Hopper}'s team at {Remington Rand} in 1952. Later internal versions were A-1, A-2, A-3, AT-3. AT-3 was released as {MATH-MATIC}. ["The A-2 Compiler System", Rem Rand, 1955]. [Sammet 1969, p. 12]. (1995-12-03)

acciaccatura ::: n. --> A short grace note, one semitone below the note to which it is prefixed; -- used especially in organ music. Now used as equivalent to the short appoggiatura.

adagio ::: a. & adv. --> Slow; slowly, leisurely, and gracefully. When repeated, adagio, adagio, it directs the movement to be very slow. ::: n. --> A piece of music in adagio time; a slow movement; as, an adagio of Haydn. html{color:

aerial ::: 1. Having a light and graceful beauty; airy; ethereal; unsubstantial, intangible; hence, immaterial, ideal, imaginary. 2. Biol. Growing in the air.

aggrace ::: v. t. --> To favor; to grace. ::: n. --> Grace; favor.

agrace ::: n. & v. --> See Aggrace.

airy ::: a. --> Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.
Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aerial; as, an airy flight.
Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.
Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.
Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy


Amal: “… the phrase ‘a grace of trivial notes’ is comparable to an enhancement or an embellishment as in music.”

amazing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Amaze ::: a. --> Causing amazement; very wonderful; as, amazing grace.

anapamanabodha ::: the sense of honour and disgrace.

and the Grace will recede from you. Detect first what is false or obscure in you and persistently reject it, then alone can you rightly call for the divine Power to transform you.

angular ::: a. --> Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed; as, an angular figure.
Measured by an angle; as, angular distance.
Fig.: Lean; lank; raw-boned; ungraceful; sharp and stiff in character; as, remarkably angular in his habits and appearance; an angular female.


anugraha&

apollo ::: n. --> A deity among the Greeks and Romans. He was the god of light and day (the "sun god"), of archery, prophecy, medicine, poetry, and music, etc., and was represented as the model of manly grace and beauty; -- called also Phebus.

Apperception: (Lat. ad + percipere, to perceive) (a) In epistemology: The introspective or reflective apprehension by the mind of its own inner states. Leibniz, who introduced the term, distinguished between perception, (the inner state as representing outer things) and apperception (the inner state as reflectively aware of itself). Principles of Nature and of Grace, § 4. In Kant, apperception denotes the unity of self-consciousness pertaining to either the empirical ego ("empirical apperception") or to the pure ego ("transcendental apperception"), Critique of Pure Reason, A 106-8.

appoggiatura ::: n. --> A passing tone preceding an essential tone, and borrowing the time it occupies from that; a short auxiliary or grace note one degree above or below the principal note unless it be of the same harmony; -- generally indicated by a note of smaller size, as in the illustration above. It forms no essential part of the harmony.

Arham-ar-rahimeen ::: The One who manifests the infinite qualities of His Names with His grace.

ARITH-MATIC "language" An extension of {Grace Hopper}'s {A-2} programming language, developed in about 1955. ARITH-MATIC was originally known as A-3, but was renamed by the marketing department of {Remington Rand UNIVAC}. {(http://cispom.boisestate.edu/cis221emaxson/hophtm.htm)}. [How was A-2 extended?] (2001-01-27)

ashamed ::: feeling shame; distressed or embarrassed by feeling of guilt, foolishness, or disgrace.

atimy ::: n. --> Public disgrace or stigma; infamy; loss of civil rights.

attaint ::: disgrace, corruption; taint; stain .

attainture ::: n. --> Attainder; disgrace.

augustinian ::: n. --> A member of one of the religious orders called after St. Augustine; an Austin friar.
One of a class of divines, who, following St. Augustine, maintain that grace by its nature is effectual absolutely and creatively, not relatively and conditionally. ::: a.


ava (Mahalakshmi bhava; Mahaluxmi bhava) ::: the Mahalaks.mi aspect of devibhava; the temperament of Mahalaks.mi, the personality of the sakti or devi who "is vivid and sweet and wonderful with her deep secret of beauty and harmony and fine rhythm, her intricate and subtle opulence, her compelling attraction and captivating grace".Mah Mahalaksmi-Mahakali

awkward ::: a. --> Wanting dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments; not dexterous; without skill; clumsy; wanting ease, grace, or effectiveness in movement; ungraceful; as, he was awkward at a trick; an awkward boy.
Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing.
Perverse; adverse; untoward.


baffle ::: v. t. --> To cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight.
To check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil.
To check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart. ::: v. i.


baraka :::   blessing; grace

beautify ::: v. t. --> To make or render beautiful; to add beauty to; to adorn; to deck; to grace; to embellish. ::: v. i. --> To become beautiful; to advance in beauty.

beauty ::: n. --> An assemblage or graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or the moral sense.
A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature.
A beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman.
Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion.


becoming ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Become ::: a. --> Appropriate or fit; congruous; suitable; graceful; befitting. ::: n.

bedeck ::: v. t. --> To deck, ornament, or adorn; to grace.

Grace :::Grace is something spontaneous which wells out from the Divine Consciousness as a free flow of its being.

Grace (.Divine Grace) ::: Have faith and unshaken confidence. The Divine Grace will do the rest.

Grace (Divine Grace) ::: the help of a higher Divine Force other than the force of Karma, which can lift the sadhak beyond the present possibilities of his nature.

Grace Hopper "person" US Navy Rear Admiral Grace Brewster Hopper (1906-12-09 to 1992-01-01), née Grace Brewster Murray. Hopper is believed to have concieved the concept of the {compiler} with the {A-0} in 1952. She also developed the first commercial {high-level language}, which eventually evolved into {COBOL}. She worked on the {Mark I} computer with Howard Aiken and with {BINAC} in 1949. She is credited with having coined the term "debug", and the adage "it is always easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission" (with various wordings), which has been the guiding principle in {sysadmin} decisions ever since. See also the entries {debug} and {bug}. Hopper is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1994, the US Navy named a new ship, the guided-missile destroyer {USS Hopper (http://hopper.navy.mil/)}, after her. (1999-06-29)

Grace intervenes, and also, after U has intervened, one has still to put in a good deal of work to keep and develop what one has got.

Grace is something spontaneous which welis out from'tl^

Grace ::: Madhav: “Grace is that special movement of the Divine Consciousness, which enables us to live, to move.” The Book of the Divine Mother

Grace may sometimes bring undeserved or apparently unde- served fruits, but one cannot demand Grace as a right and privi-

Grace

blemishment ::: n. --> The state of being blemished; blemish; disgrace; damage; impairment.

blessing ::: 1. Something promoting or contributing to happiness, well-being, or prosperity; a boon. 2. A ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection, grace, etc.

blest ::: 1. Favoured or fortunate (as by divine grace). Blest.

blinkenlights /blink'*n-li:tz/ Front-panel diagnostic lights on a computer, especially a {dinosaur}. Derives from the last word of the famous blackletter-Gothic sign in mangled pseudo-German that once graced about half the computer rooms in the English-speaking world. One version ran in its entirety as follows: ACHTUNG! ALLES LOOKENSPEEPERS! Das computermachine ist nicht fuer gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitzensparken. Ist nicht fuer gewerken bei das dumpkopfen. Das rubbernecken sichtseeren keepen das cotten-pickenen hans in das pockets muss; relaxen und watchen das blinkenlichten. This silliness dates back at least as far as 1959 at Stanford University and had already gone international by the early 1960s, when it was reported at London University's ATLAS computing site. There are several variants of it in circulation, some of which actually do end with the word "blinkenlights". In an amusing example of turnabout-is-fair-play, German hackers have developed their own versions of the blinkenlights poster in fractured English, one of which is reproduced here:             ATTENTION This room is fullfilled mit special electronische equippment. Fingergrabbing and pressing the cnoeppkes from the computers is allowed for die experts only! So all the "lefthanders" stay away and do not disturben the brainstorming von here working intelligencies. Otherwise you will be out thrown and kicked anderswhere! Also: please keep still and only watchen astaunished the blinkenlights. See also {geef}. [{Jargon File}]

blot ::: v. t. --> To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; -- generally with out; as, to blot out a word or a sentence. Often figuratively; as, to blot out offenses.
To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.


bongrace ::: n. --> A projecting bonnet or shade to protect the complexion; also, a wide-brimmed hat.

bonny ::: a. --> Handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful.
Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe. ::: n. --> A round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not communicating with a vein.


bowgrace ::: n. --> A frame or fender of rope or junk, laid out at the sides or bows of a vessel to secure it from injury by floating ice.

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

But the supreme Grace will act only In the conditions of the

". . . but this divine grace . . . is not simply a mysterious flow or touch coming from above, but the all-pervading act of a divine presence which we come to know within as the power of the highest Self and Master of our being entering into the soul and so possessing it that we not only feel it close to us and pressing upon our mortal nature, but live in its law, know that law, possess it as the whole power of our spiritualised nature.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“… but this divine grace . . . is not simply a mysterious flow or touch coming from above, but the all-pervading act of a divine presence which we come to know within as the power of the highest Self and Master of our being entering into the soul and so possessing it that we not only feel it close to us and pressing upon our mortal nature, but live in its law, know that law, possess it as the whole power of our spiritualised nature.” The Synthesis of Yoga

byte "unit" /bi:t/ (B) A component in the machine {data hierarchy} larger than a {bit} and usually smaller than a {word}; now nearly always eight bits and the smallest addressable unit of storage. A byte typically holds one {character}. A byte may be 9 bits on 36-bit computers. Some older architectures used "byte" for quantities of 6 or 7 bits, and the PDP-10 and IBM 7030 supported "bytes" that were actually {bit-fields} of 1 to 36 (or 64) bits! These usages are now obsolete, and even 9-bit bytes have become rare in the general trend toward power-of-2 word sizes. The term was coined by Werner Buchholz in 1956 during the early design phase for the {IBM} {Stretch} computer. It was a mutation of the word "bite" intended to avoid confusion with "bit". In 1962 he described it as "a group of bits used to encode a character, or the number of bits transmitted in parallel to and from input-output units". The move to an 8-bit byte happened in late 1956, and this size was later adopted and promulgated as a standard by the {System/360} {operating system} (announced April 1964). James S. Jones "jsjones@graceland.edu" adds: I am sure I read in a mid-1970's brochure by IBM that outlined the history of computers that BYTE was an acronym that stood for "Bit asYnchronous Transmission E..?" which related to width of the bus between the Stretch CPU and its CRT-memory (prior to Core). Terry Carr "bear@mich.com" says: In the early days IBM taught that a series of bits transferred together (like so many yoked oxen) formed a Binary Yoked Transfer Element (BYTE). [True origin? First 8-bit byte architecture?] See also {nibble}, {octet}. [{Jargon File}] (2003-09-21)

calisthenics ::: n. --> The science, art, or practice of healthful exercise of the body and limbs, to promote strength and gracefulness; light gymnastics.

cloud ::: 1. A visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the earth"s surface. 2. Any similar mass, esp. of smoke or dust. 3. Something fleeting or unsubstantial. 4. Anything that obscures or darkens something, or causes gloom, trouble, suspicion, disgrace, etc. clouds, clouds", cloud-veils.

clumsy ::: superl. --> Stiff or benumbed, as with cold.
Without skill or grace; wanting dexterity, nimbleness, or readiness; stiff; awkward, as if benumbed; unwieldy; unhandy; hence; ill-made, misshapen, or inappropriate; as, a clumsy person; a clumsy workman; clumsy fingers; a clumsy gesture; a clumsy excuse.


Concurrence: The doctrine of Augustine that before the Fall it was possible for man not to sin, but he needed God's help, adjutorium sine quo non. After the Fall man needs God's grace or concurrence which acts with him, adjutotium quo, with which he must co-operate. The term also signifies, concursus, or the general cooperation of God, the primary cause, with the activity of all creatures, as secondary causes. -- J.J.R.

congruity ::: n. --> The state or quality of being congruous; the relation or agreement between things; fitness; harmony; correspondence; consistency.
Coincidence, as that of lines or figures laid over one another.
That, in an imperfectly good persons, which renders it suitable for God to bestow on him gifts of grace.


contempt ::: n. --> The act of contemning or despising; the feeling with which one regards that which is esteemed mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.
The state of being despised; disgrace; shame.
An act or expression denoting contempt.
Disobedience of the rules, orders, or process of a court of justice, or of rules or orders of a legislative body; disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent language or behavior in presence of a court,


contumelious ::: a. --> Exhibiting contumely; rudely contemptuous; insolent; disdainful.
Shameful; disgraceful.


contumely ::: n. --> Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain; contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace.

courtly ::: a. --> Relating or belonging to a court.
Elegant; polite; courtlike; flattering.
Disposed to favor the great; favoring the policy or party of the court; obsequious. ::: adv. --> In the manner of courts; politely; gracefully;


dataria ::: n. --> Formerly, a part of the Roman chancery; now, a separate office from which are sent graces or favors, cognizable in foro externo, such as appointments to benefices. The name is derived from the word datum, given or dated (with the indications of the time and place of granting the gift or favor).

debonair ::: a. --> Characterized by courteousness, affability, or gentleness; of good appearance and manners; graceful; complaisant.

debugging "programming" The process of attempting to determine the cause of the symptoms of malfunctions in a program or other system. These symptoms may be detected during {testing} or use by {real users}. Symptoms are often caused by factors outside the program, such as misconfiguration of the user's {operating system}, misunderstanding by the user (see {PEBCAK}) or failures in other external systems on which the program relies. Some of these are more in the realm of {technical support} but need to be eliminated. Debugging really starts when it has been established that the program is not behaving according to its specification (which may be formal or informal). It can be done by visual inspection of the {source code}, {debugging by printf} or using a {debugger}. The result may be that the program is actually behaving as specified but that the spec is wrong or the requirements on which it was based were deficient in some way (see {BAD}). Once a bug has been identified and a fix applied, the program must be tested to determine whether the bug is really fixed and what effects the changes have had on other aspects of the program's operation (see {regression testing}). The term is said to have been coined by {Grace Hopper}, based on the term "{bug}". (2006-11-27)

decorum ::: n. --> Propriety of manner or conduct; grace arising from suitableness of speech and behavior to one&

dedecorate ::: v. t. --> To bring to shame; to disgrace.

dedecoration ::: n. --> Disgrace; dishonor.

dedecorous ::: a. --> Disgraceful; unbecoming.

defame ::: v. t. --> To harm or destroy the good fame or reputation of; to disgrace; especially, to speak evil of maliciously; to dishonor by slanderous reports; to calumniate; to asperse.
To render infamous; to bring into disrepute.
To charge; to accuse. ::: n.


deflour ::: v. t. --> To deprive of flowers.
To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the choicest ornament.
To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to ravish; also, to seduce.


deformity ::: a. --> The state of being deformed; want of proper form or symmetry; any unnatural form or shape; distortion; irregularity of shape or features; ugliness.
Anything that destroys beauty, grace, or propriety; irregularity; absurdity; gross deviation from order or the established laws of propriety; as, deformity in an edifice; deformity of character.


deform ::: v. t. --> To spoil the form of; to mar in form; to misshape; to disfigure.
To render displeasing; to deprive of comeliness, grace, or perfection; to dishonor. ::: a. --> Deformed; misshapen; shapeless; horrid.


degradation ::: n. --> The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one&

degrade ::: v. t. --> To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank; to deprive of office or dignity; to strip of honors; as, to degrade a nobleman, or a general officer.
To reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace; as, vice degrades a man.
To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and


delicate ::: a. --> Addicted to pleasure; luxurious; voluptuous; alluring.
Pleasing to the senses; refinedly agreeable; hence, adapted to please a nice or cultivated taste; nice; fine; elegant; as, a delicate dish; delicate flavor.
Slight and shapely; lovely; graceful; as, "a delicate creature."
Fine or slender; minute; not coarse; -- said of a thread, or the like; as, delicate cotton.


demoiselle ::: n. --> A young lady; a damsel; a lady&

destiny ::: “Destiny in the rigid sense applies only to the outer being so long as it lives in the Ignorance. What we call destiny is only in fact the result of the present condition of the being and the nature and energies it has accumulated in the past acting on each other and determining the present attempts and their future results. But as soon as one enters the path of spiritual life, this old predetermined destiny begins to recede. There comes in a new factor, the Divine Grace, the help of a higher Divine Force other than the force of Karma, which can lift the sadhak beyond the present possibilities of his nature. One’s spiritual destiny is then the divine election which ensures the future.” Letters on Yoga

DESTINY. ::: Destiny in the ripd sense applies only to the outer being so long as it lives in the Ignorance. What we call destiny is only in fact the result of the present condition of the being and the nature and energies it has accumulated in the past acting on each other and detenmning the present attempts and their future results. But as soon as one enters the path of spiri- tual life, this old predetermined destiny begins to recede. There comes in a new factor, the Divine Grace, the help of a higher

devasya. ::: "of the Divine"; Grace; the light of the effulgent God

devenustate ::: v. t. --> To deprive of beauty or grace.

dexterity ::: n. --> Right-handedness.
Readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts; as, dexterity with the chisel.
Readiness in the use or control of the mental powers; quickness and skill in managing any complicated or difficult affair; adroitness.


dhawq :::   lit., taste; perceptivity gained through divine grace.

dignity ::: n. --> The state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth; excellence.
Elevation; grandeur.
Elevated rank; honorable station; high office, political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation.
Quality suited to inspire respect or reverence; loftiness and grace; impressiveness; stateliness; -- said of //en, manner, style, etc.


diksha &

discommend ::: v. t. --> To mention with disapprobation; to blame; to disapprove.
To expose to censure or ill favor; to put out of the good graces of any one.


discreditable ::: a. --> Not creditable; injurious to reputation; disgraceful; disreputable.

disgrace ::: a person, act, or thing that causes shame, reproach, or dishonour, or is dishonourable or shameful.

disgraced ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Disgrace

disgraceful ::: a. --> Bringing disgrace; causing shame; shameful; dishonorable; unbecoming; as, profaneness is disgraceful to a man.

disgrace ::: n. --> The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
An act of unkindness; a disfavor.
To put out favor; to dismiss with dishonor.


disgrace or public shame; dishonour.

disgracer ::: n. --> One who disgraces.

disgracing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Disgrace

disgracious ::: a. --> Wanting grace; unpleasing; disagreeable.

dishonest ::: a. --> Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.
Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured.
Wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a dishonest man.
Characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity; knavish; fraudulent; unjust. ::: v. t.


dishonorable ::: a. --> Wanting in honor; not honorable; bringing or deserving dishonor; staining the character, and lessening the reputation; shameful; disgraceful; base.
Wanting in honor or esteem; disesteemed.


dishonorary ::: a. --> Bringing dishonor on; tending to disgrace; lessening reputation.

dishonorer ::: n. --> One who dishonors or disgraces; one who treats another indignity.

dishonor ::: n. --> Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.
The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn. ::: v. t. --> To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of


dismission ::: n. --> The act dismissing or sending away; permission to leave; leave to depart; dismissal; as, the dismission of the grand jury.
Removal from office or employment; discharge, either with honor or with disgrace.
Rejection; a setting aside as trivial, invalid, or unworthy of consideration.


disparagement ::: n. --> Matching any one in marriage under his or her degree; injurious union with something of inferior excellence; a lowering in rank or estimation.
Injurious comparison with an inferior; a depreciating or dishonoring opinion or insinuation; diminution of value; dishonor; indignity; reproach; disgrace; detraction; -- commonly with to.


disparager ::: n. --> One who disparages or dishonors; one who vilifies or disgraces.

displeasure ::: n. --> The feeling of one who is displeased; irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by anything that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice or a sense of propriety; disapprobation; dislike; dissatisfaction; disfavor; indignation.
That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offense; injury.
State of disgrace or disfavor; disfavor.


disworship ::: v. t. --> To refuse to worship; to treat as unworthy. ::: n. --> A deprivation of honor; a cause of disgrace; a discredit.

Does the intervention of the Grace come through a call?When one calls? I think so. Anyway, not exclusively and solely. But certainly, yes, if one has faith in the Grace and an aspiration and if one does what a little child would when it runs to its mother and says: "Mamma, give me this", if one calls with that simplicity, if one turns to the Grace and says "Give me this", I believe it listens. Unless one asks for something that is not good for one, then it does not listen. If one asks from it something that does harm or is not favourable, it does not listen.
   Ref: CWM Vol.05, Page: 366


Donum superadditum: A theological term denoting a gratuitous gift of God superadded to the natural gifts which accompany human nature; hence a supernatural gift, like divine grace. -- J.J.R.

downwards ::: adv. --> From a higher place to a lower; in a descending course; as, to tend, move, roll, look, or take root, downward or downwards.
From a higher to a lower condition; toward misery, humility, disgrace, or ruin.
From a remote time; from an ancestor or predecessor; from one to another in a descending line.


draperies ::: fig. Cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds.

DRY PERIOD. ::: There is a long stage of preparation neces- sary in order to arrive at the moer psychologic^ condition in which the doors of experience can open and one can walk from vista to vista — though even then new gates may present them- selves and refuse to open until all is ready. This period can be dry and desert-like unless one has the ardour of self-introspec- tion and self-conquest and finds every step of the effort and struggle interesting or unless one has or gets the secret of trust and self-giving which secs the hand of the Divine in every step of the path and even in the difficulty the grace or the guidance.

Such interval periods come to all and cannot be avoided.

The main thing is to meet them with quietude and not become restless, depressed or despondent. A constant fire can be there only when a certain stage has been reached, that is when one is always inside consciously living in the psychic being, but for that all this preparation of the mind, vital, physical is necessary.

For this fire belongs to the psychic and one cannot command it always merely by the mind's effort. The psychic has to be fully liberated and that is what the Force is working to make fully possible.

The difficulty comes when either the vital with its desires or the physical with its past habitual movements comes in — as they do with almost everyone. It is then that the dryness and difficulty of spontaneous aspiration come. This dryness is a well- known obstacle in all sadhana. But one has to persist and not be discouraged. If one keep? the will fixed even in these barren periods, they pass and after their passage a greater force of aspiration and experience becomes possible.

Dryness comes usually when the vital dislikes a movement or' condition or the refusal of its desires and starts non-co-operation.

But sometimes it is a condition that has to be crossed through, e.g. the neutral or dry quietude which sometimes comes when the ordinary movements have been thrown out but nothing positive has yet come to take their place, i.e, peace, joy, a higher know- ledge or force or action.


eagle ::: Any of several large, soaring birds of prey belonging to the hawk family. The strength, keen vision, graceful and powerful flight of the eagle are proverbial, and have given to him the title of the king of birds. eagle’s, eagles, eagle-peaks, eagle-poised, eagle-winged, she-eagle. (Sri Aurobindo also employs the word as an adj.)

eagle ::: any of several large, soaring birds of prey belonging to the hawk family. The strength, keen vision, graceful and powerful flight of the eagle are proverbial, and have given to him the title of the king of birds. eagle"s, eagles, eagle-peaks, eagle-poised, eagle-winged, she-eagle. (Sri Aurobindo also employs the word as an adj.)

eagle ::: n. --> Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family, esp. of the genera Aquila and Haliaeetus. The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetus); the imperial eagle of Europe (A. mogilnik / imperialis); the American bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle (H. albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic

easily ::: adv. --> With ease; without difficulty or much effort; as, this task may be easily performed; that event might have been easily foreseen.
Without pain, anxiety, or disturbance; as, to pass life well and easily.
Readily; without reluctance; willingly.
Smoothly; quietly; gently; gracefully; without /umult or discord.


Effect: (in Scholasticism) Formal: is the effect of a formal cause a primary and intrinsic formal effect is a concrete composite, or a designation resulting from form united to an apt subject. (i.e. to a subject capable of receiving that form) e.g. the formal primary and intrinsic effect of heat by which water is made warm is the warm water itself, so also a holy man is the formal effect of grace united to man. But that which is called secondary and extrinsic is any effect whether positive or negative, which so results, from the union of form with its subject that it may be adequately distinguished from or remain extrinsic to the form, e.g. the driving out of cold from the water. -- H.G.

Effort and Grace ::: There are always (wo ways of doing yoga

effusion ::: n. --> The act of pouring out; as, effusion of water, of blood, of grace, of words, and the like.
That which is poured out, literally or figuratively.
The escape of a fluid out of its natural vessel, either by rupture of the vessel, or by exudation through its walls. It may pass into the substance of an organ, or issue upon a free surface.
The liquid escaping or exuded.


elegancy ::: n. --> The state or quality of being elegant; beauty as resulting from choice qualities and the complete absence of what deforms or impresses unpleasantly; grace given by art or practice; fine polish; refinement; -- said of manners, language, style, form, architecture, etc.
That which is elegant; that which is tasteful and highly attractive.


elegant ::: a. --> Very choice, and hence, pleasing to good taste; characterized by grace, propriety, and refinement, and the absence of every thing offensive; exciting admiration and approbation by symmetry, completeness, freedom from blemish, and the like; graceful; tasteful and highly attractive; as, elegant manners; elegant style of composition; an elegant speaker; an elegant structure.
Exercising a nice choice; discriminating beauty or sensitive to beauty; as, elegant taste.


elegant (From Mathematics) Combining simplicity, power, and a certain ineffable grace of design. Higher praise than "clever", "winning" or even {cuspy}. The French aviator, adventurer, and author Antoine de Saint-Exup'ery, probably best known for his classic children's book "The Little Prince", was also an aircraft designer. He gave us perhaps the best definition of engineering elegance when he said "A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." [{Jargon File}] (1994-11-29)

elocution ::: n. --> Utterance by speech.
Oratorical or expressive delivery, including the graces of intonation, gesture, etc.; style or manner of speaking or reading in public; as, clear, impressive elocution.
Suitable and impressive writing or style; eloquent diction.


“Every man is knowingly or unknowingly the instrument of a universal Power and, apart from the inner Presence, there is no such essential difference between one action and another, one kind of instrumentation and another as would warrant the folly of an egoistic pride. The difference between knowledge and ignorance is a grace of the Spirit; the breath of divine Power blows where it lists and fills today one and tomorrow another with the word or the puissance. If the potter shapes one pot more perfectly than another, the merit lies not in the vessel but the maker. The attitude of our mind must not be ‘This is my strength’ or ‘Behold God’s power in me’, but rather ‘A Divine Power works in this mind and body and it is the same that works in all men and in the animal, in the plant and in the metal, in conscious and living things and in things apparently inconscient and inanimate.’” The Synthesis of Yoga

exercise ::: n. --> The act of exercising; a setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use; habitual activity; occupation, in general; practice.
Exertion for the sake of training or improvement whether physical, intellectual, or moral; practice to acquire skill, knowledge, virtue, perfectness, grace, etc.
Bodily exertion for the sake of keeping the organs and functions in a healthy state; hygienic activity; as, to take exercise


expectative ::: a. --> Constituting an object of expectation; contingent. ::: n. --> Something in expectation; esp., an expectative grace.

faith ::: a dynamic intuitive conviction in the inner being of the truth of supersensible things which cannot be proved by any physical evidence but which are a subject of experience; the soul's witness to something not yet manifested, achieved or realised, but which yet the Knower within us feels to be true or supremely worth following or achieving; the soul's belief in the Divine's existence, wisdom, power, love, and grace.

favor ::: n. --> Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.
The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.
A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.


Feet ::: [Tehmi: “In India it is considered that the whole power of the being is focused in the feet. So the feet are touched not only in humility but because all the power of the divinity is concentrated there. When someone touches the feet with the right attitude and devotion a certain power is drawn by the one who touches. So it is a grace by the person who is touched to allow it. Only if one is rooted in the Divine he can allow his feet to be touched.”]

feminine ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a woman, or to women; characteristic of a woman; womanish; womanly.
Having the qualities of a woman; becoming or appropriate to the female sex; as, in a good sense, modest, graceful, affectionate, confiding; or, in a bad sense, weak, nerveless, timid, pleasure-loving, effeminate. ::: n.


fetis ::: a. --> Neat; pretty; well made; graceful.

fetisely ::: adv. --> Neatly; gracefully; properly.

Few arc those from whom the Grace withdraws, but many are those who withdraw from the Grace.

FITNESS. ::: The question is not of fitness or unfitness but of the acceptance of Grace. There is no human being whose physical outer consciousness is fit for the yoga. It is by Grace and a light from above that it can become capable and for that the necessity is to be persevering and open it to the Light.

flagitious ::: a. --> Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; shameful; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.
Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons.
Characterized by scandalous crimes or vices; as, flagitious times.


float ::: 1. To remain suspended within or on the surface of a fluid without sinking. 2. To move or progress smoothly as on a stream. 3. To move or cause to move buoyantly, lightly, or freely across a surface or through air, water, etc.; drift. 4. To move lightly and gracefully. 5. Fig. To move or seem to move lightly and faintly before the eyes. floats, floated, floating.

For the grace of the Divine Mother is the sanction of the Sup- reme and now or tomorrow its effect is sure, a thing decreed, inevitable and irresistible.

For the others, the “ baby monkey ” type or those who are still more independent, following their own ideas, doing their own sadhana, asking only for some instruction or help, the grace of the Guru is there, but it acts according to the nature of the sadhaka and counts upon his efforts to a greater or less degree ; it helps, succours in difficulty, saves in the time of danger ; the disciple is not always, is perhaps hardly at all aware of what is being done as he is absorbed in himself and his endeavour. In such cases the decisive psychological movement, the touch that makes all clear, may lake longer to come.

forward compatibility "jargon" The ability to accept input from later versions of itself. Forward compatibility is harder to achieve than {backward compatibility}, since, in the backward case, the input format is know whereas a forward compatible system needs to cope gracefully with unknown future features. An example of future compatibility is the stipulation that a {web browser} should ignore {HTML tags} it does not recognise. See also {extensible}. (2003-06-23)

gandharva (gandharva; gundharva) ::: a kind of supernatural being, traditionally a celestial musician, belonging to a world of beauty and enjoyment; in the evolutionary scale, a sub-type of the deva type, imparting grace and refinement to lower types with which it is combined. gandharva-pasu

genteel ::: a. --> Possessing or exhibiting the qualities popularly regarded as belonging to high birth and breeding; free from vulgarity, or lowness of taste or behavior; adapted to a refined or cultivated taste; polite; well-bred; as, genteel company, manners, address.
Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law.
Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance.


gentility ::: n. --> Good extraction; dignity of birth.
The quality or qualities appropriate to those who are well born, as self-respect, dignity, courage, courtesy, politeness of manner, a graceful and easy mien and behavior, etc.; good breeding.
The class in society who are, or are expected to be, genteel; the gentry.
Paganism; heathenism.


golden-rod ::: n. --> A tall herb (Solidago Virga-aurea), bearing yellow flowers in a graceful elongated cluster. The name is common to all the species of the genus Solidago.

goodliness ::: n. --> Beauty of form; grace; elegance; comeliness.

goodly ::: adv. --> Excellently. ::: superl. --> Pleasant; agreeable; desirable.
Of pleasing appearance or character; comely; graceful; as, a goodly person; goodly raiment, houses.
Large; considerable; portly; as, a goodly number.


goodlyhood ::: n. --> Goodness; grace; goodliness.

goodship ::: n. --> Favor; grace.

GRACE. ::: Grace is a fact of spiritual experience.

graced ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Grace ::: a. --> Endowed with grace; beautiful; full of graces; honorable.

graceful ::: a. --> Displaying grace or beauty in form or action; elegant; easy; agreeable in appearance; as, a graceful walk, deportment, speaker, air, act, speech.

graceless ::: a. --> Wanting in grace or excellence; departed from, or deprived of, divine grace; hence, depraved; corrupt.
Unfortunate. Cf. Grace, n., 4.


grace ::: n. **1. Elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action. 2. Favour or goodwill. 3. A manifestation of favour, especially by a superior. 4. Theol. a. The freely given, unmerited favour and love of God. b. The influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them. c. A virtue or excellence of divine origin. d. The condition of being in God"s favour or one of the elect. 5. Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people. v. 6. To lend or add grace to; adorn. graced, graceful, graceless.**

grace ::: n. --> The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.


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grace ::: Sri Aurobindo: "Grace is something spontaneous which wells out from the Divine Consciousness as a free flow of its being. ::: It is a power that is superior to any rule, even to the Cosmic Law — for all spiritual seers have distinguished between the Law and Grace. Yet it is not indiscriminate — only it has a discrimination of its own which sees things and persons and the right times and seasons with another vision than that of the Mind or any other normal Power. A state of Grace is prepared in the individual often behind thick veils by means not calculable by the mind and when the state of Grace comes, then the Grace itself acts. ” *Letters on Yoga

gracing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Grace

gracious ::: a. --> Abounding in grace or mercy; manifesting love,. or bestowing mercy; characterized by grace; beneficent; merciful; disposed to show kindness or favor; condescending; as, his most gracious majesty.
Abounding in beauty, loveliness, or amiability; graceful; excellent.
Produced by divine grace; influenced or controlled by the divine influence; as, gracious affections.


GRATITUDE. ::: Loving recognition of the Grace received from the Divine, a humble recognition of all that the Divine has done and is doing for you, the spontaneous feeling of obligation to the Divine, which makes you do your best to become less un- worthy of what the Divine is doing for you.

grazioso ::: adv. --> Gracefully; smoothly; elegantly.

greyhound ::: n. --> A slender, graceful breed of dogs, remarkable for keen sight and swiftness. It is one of the oldest varieties known, and is figured on the Egyptian monuments.

grossly ::: adv. --> In a gross manner; greatly; coarsely; without delicacy; shamefully; disgracefully.

guanaco ::: n. --> A South American mammal (Auchenia huanaco), allied to the llama, but of larger size and more graceful form, inhabiting the southern Andes and Patagonia. It is supposed by some to be the llama in a wild state.

Guru is the channel or the representative or the manifestation of the Divine, according to (be measure of his personality or his attainment ; but whatever he is, it is to the Divine that one opens in opening to him ; and if something is determined by the power of the channel, more is determined by the inherent and intrinsic attitude of the lecciving consciousness, an element that comes out in the surface mind as simple trust or direct uncondi- tional self-giving, and once that is there, the essential things can be gained even from one who seems to others than the disciple an inferior spiritual source, and the rest will grow up in the sadhaka of itself by the Grace of the Divine, even if the human being in the Guru cannot it.

guru kripa. ::: the Grace of the Guru; that Self-awareness that is one's own true nature

happily ::: adv. --> By chance; peradventure; haply.
By good fortune; fortunately; luckily.
In a happy manner or state; in happy circumstances; as, he lived happily with his wife.
With address or dexterity; gracefully; felicitously; in a manner to success; with success.


happiness ::: n. --> Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.
An agreeable feeling or condition of the soul arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind; the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended enjoyment; the state of being happy; contentment; joyful satisfaction; felicity; blessedness.
Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; -- used especially of language.


hara-kiri ::: n. --> Suicide, by slashing the abdomen, formerly practiced in Japan, and commanded by the government in the cases of disgraced officials; disembowelment; -- also written, but incorrectly, hari-kari.

heavy ::: 1. Having relatively great weight. lit. and fig. 2. Weighed down; burdened. 3. Marked by or exhibiting weariness. 4. Without vivacity or interest; ponderous; dull. 5. Not easily borne; oppressive; burdensome; harsh. 6. Hard to cope with; trying; difficult. 7. Weighed down with sorrow or grief; sorrowful, sad, grieved, despondent. 8. Deep, profound, intense. 9. Of great import or seriousness; grave. 10. Sober, serious, sombre or tragic. 11. With great force, intensity, turbulence, etc. 12. Having considerable thickness or substance. 13. Lacking vitality; deficient in vivacity or grace. 14. Emotionally weighed down; despondent. heavier.

hellenism ::: n. --> A phrase or form of speech in accordance with genius and construction or idioms of the Greek language; a Grecism.
The type of character of the ancient Greeks, who aimed at culture, grace, and amenity, as the chief elements in human well-being and perfection.


honestation ::: n. --> The act of honesting; grace; adornment.

If behind your devotion and surrender you make a cover for your desires, egoistic demands and vital insistences, if you put these things in place of the true aspiration or mix them with it and try to impose them on the Divine Shakti, then it is idle to invoke the divine Grace to transform you.

If each time the Power intervenes and brings in the Truth, you turn your back on it and call in again the falsehood that has been expelled, it is not the divine Grace that you must blame for failing you, but the falsity of your own will and the imper- fection of your own surrender.

If part of the being surrenders, but another part reserves itself, follows its own way or makes its own conditions, then each time that that happens, you are yourself pushing the divine Grace away from you. '

If you open yourself on one side or in one part to the Truth and on another side are constantly opening the gates to hostile forces, it is vain to expect that the divine Grace will abide with you. You must keep the temple clean if you wish to instal there the living Presence.

ignominious ::: a. --> Marked with ignominy; in curring public disgrace; dishonorable; shameful.
Deserving ignominy; despicable.
Humiliating; degrading; as, an ignominious judgment or sentence.


ignominiously ::: adv. --> In an ignominious manner; disgracefully; shamefully; ingloriously.

ignominy ::: n. --> Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.
An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.


Independence or by an act or course of betrayal that severs him from his own psychic being. Even then, except perhaps in the last case if it goes to an extreme, a return to grace is not impos- sible.

indignation ::: n. --> The feeling excited by that which is unworthy, base, or disgraceful; anger mingled with contempt, disgust, or abhorrence.
The effect of anger; punishment.


indign ::: a. --> Unworthy; undeserving; disgraceful; degrading.

inelegancy ::: n. --> The quality of being inelegant; want of elegance or grace; want of refinement, beauty, or polish in language, composition, or manners.
Anything inelegant; as, inelegance of style in literary composition.


ineloquent ::: a. --> Not eloquent; not fluent, graceful, or pathetic; not persuasive; as, ineloquent language.

infamies ::: infamous, shameful, or utterly disgraceful acts.

infamously ::: adv. --> In an infamous manner or degree; scandalously; disgracefully; shamefully.

infamy ::: n. --> Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity.
A quality which exposes to disgrace; extreme baseness or vileness; as, the infamy of an action.
That loss of character, or public disgrace, which a convict incurs, and by which he is at common law rendered incompetent as a witness.


infliction ::: n. --> The act of inflicting or imposing; as, the infliction of torment, or of punishment.
That which is inflicted or imposed, as punishment, disgrace, calamity, etc.


infralapsarian ::: n. --> One of that class of Calvinists who consider the decree of election as contemplating the apostasy as past and the elect as being at the time of election in a fallen and guilty state; -- opposed to Supralapsarian. The former considered the election of grace as a remedy for an existing evil; the latter regarded the fall as a part of God&

inglorious ::: a. --> Not glorious; not bringing honor or glory; not accompanied with fame, honor, or celebrity; obscure; humble; as, an inglorious life of ease.
Shameful; disgraceful; ignominious; as, inglorious flight, defeat, etc.


ingrace ::: v. t. --> To ingratiate.

In scholasticism: means either faith or opinion. Opinion is a statement lacking evidence. Faith is a supernatural act, due to God's grace, referring to things reason finds beyond its capacity of proof, though not contradicting its principles. Statements capable of experimental proof are not objects of faith. -- R.A.

In very recent years, a new stress has been laid upon the dogmatic side of Christianity as expressed in liturgy. This has been coupled with a revived interest in Thomism, found both in older philosophers such as A. E. Taylor and in younger men like A. G. Hebert (cf. his Grace and Nature, etc.). -- W.N.P.

invest ::: v. t. --> To put garments on; to clothe; to dress; to array; -- opposed to divest. Usually followed by with, sometimes by in; as, to invest one with a robe.
To put on.
To clothe, as with office or authority; to place in possession of rank, dignity, or estate; to endow; to adorn; to grace; to bedeck; as, to invest with honor or glory; to invest with an estate.
To surround, accompany, or attend.


It is a power that is superior to any rule, even to the Cosmic Law—for all spiritual seers have distinguished between the Law and Grace. Yet it is not indiscriminate—only it has a discrimination of its own which sees things and persons and the right times and seasons with another vision than that of the Mind or any other normal Power. A state of Grace is prepared in the individual often behind thick veils by means not calculable by the mind and when the state of Grace comes, then the Grace itself acts.” Letters on Yoga

It is not indispensable that the Grace should work in a way that the human mind can understand, it generally does not ; it works in. its own ‘ mysterious ’ way. At first usually it works behind the veil, preparbg things, not manifesting. Afterwards it may manifest, but the sSdhaka does not understand very well what is happening ; finally, when he is capable of it, he both feels and understands or at least begins to do so. Some feel and understand from the first or very early ; but that is not the ordinary case.

jansenism ::: n. --> The doctrine of Jansen regarding free will and divine grace.

jansenist ::: n. --> A follower of Cornelius Jansen, a Roman Catholic bishop of Ypres, in Flanders, in the 17th century, who taught certain doctrines denying free will and the possibility of resisting divine grace.

jay ::: n. --> Any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to Garrulus, Cyanocitta, and allied genera. They are allied to the crows, but are smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely colored, and usually have a crest.

Jhumur: “Awe inspiring fear. It is through fear that these forces rule, not through love, not through grace, not through compassion but through terror. There is a very strong tendency in man to regard these dark forces as superior beings. There has long been a vital attraction for them, devil worship, etc. because they give you power, they seem to give you power, power to the ego and Mother says that power will be one of the last things to accept the change. Man’s lust for power is not easily relinquished– he doesn’t feel like giving that up.”

Jhumur: “It is simply a darkness—the heaven-bird perhaps is a divine force, a grace that comes down.”

Jhumur: “The saviour hand, the grace.”

karuna ::: compassion; Divine Compassion, Grace.

klipspringer ::: n. --> A small, graceful South African antelope (Nanotragus oreotragus), which, like the chamois, springs from one crag to another with great agility; -- called also kainsi.

koodoo ::: n. --> A large South African antelope (Strepsiceros kudu). The males have graceful spiral horns, sometimes four feet long. The general color is reddish or grayish brown, with eight or nine white bands on each side, and a pale dorsal stripe. The old males become dark bluish gray, due to the skin showing through the hair. The females are hornless. Called also nellut.

kripa. ::: Grace; blessing; compassion

krpa ::: pity; (divine) grace.

legal ::: a. --> Created by, permitted by, in conformity with, or relating to, law; as, a legal obligation; a legal standard or test; a legal procedure; a legal claim; a legal trade; anything is legal which the laws do not forbid.
According to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation.
According to the old or Mosaic dispensation; in accordance with the law of Moses.


.legc — for then it would not be Grace. I have always seen that . there has been really a long unobserved preparation before the

leggiero ::: a. & adv. --> Light or graceful; in a light, delicate, and brisk style.

lightness ::: n. --> The state, condition, or quality, of being light or not heavy; buoyancy; levity; fickleness; nimbleness; delicacy; grace.
Illumination, or degree of illumination; as, the lightness of a room.
Absence of depth or of duskiness in color; as, the lightness of a tint; lightness of complexion.


lordship ::: n. --> The state or condition of being a lord; hence (with his or your), a title applied to a lord (except an archbishop or duke, who is called Grace) or a judge (in Great Britain), etc.
Seigniory; domain; the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.
Dominion; power; authority.


Lumen naturale: Natural light, equivalent to lumen naturalis rationis, in medieval philosophy and theology denoted the ordinary cognitive powers of human reason unaided by the supernatural light of grace, lumen gratiae, or divine revelation, lumen fidei. -- J.J.R.

Lutheranism: An ecclesiastical school of thought claiming Martin Luther (1483-1546) as its source and inspiration. See Reformation. The Protestant doctrine of salvation by faith, the free grace of God, wholly without earned merit and institutional sanctions, is emphasized. The essence of the church-community is held to revolve about the pure, revealed Word of God and the sacraments of baptism and communion. Varieties of Lutheranism range from a liberal acknowledgment of the Augsburg Confession of 1530 to a more strict adherence to the several Lutheran documents collectively known as the Book of Concord. -- V.F.

maccittah sarvadurgani matprasadat tarisyasi ::: by giving yourself in heart and mind to Me, thou shalt cross over all difficulties and perils by My grace. [Gita 18.58]

MAHALAKSHMI ::: Goddess of the supreme love and delight ; her gifts are the spirits grace and the charm and beauty of the Ananda and protection and every divine and human blessing.

maidenhair ::: n. --> A fern of the genus Adiantum (A. pedatum), having very slender graceful stalks. It is common in the United States, and is sometimes used in medicine. The name is also applied to other species of the same genus, as to the Venus-hair.

Main works: Recherche de la verite, 1674-5; Conversations Chretiennes, 1676; Traits de la Nature et de la Grace, 1680; Traite de Morale, 1683; Entretiens sur la metaphysique et la religion, 1688; Traite de l'Amour de Dieu, 1697; Reflexions sur la premotion physique, 1714. Malevolence: Ill or evil will or disposition -- the will or disposition to do wrong or to harm others. The vice opposed to the virtue of benevolence or good will. -- W.K.F.

malgracious ::: a. --> Not graceful; displeasing.

manage ::: n. --> The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See Manege.
To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle.
Hence: Esp., to guide by careful or delicate treatment; to wield with address; to make subservient by artful conduct; to bring around cunningly to one&


melisma ::: n. --> A piece of melody; a song or tune, -- as opposed to recitative or musical declamation.
A grace or embellishment.


mense ::: n. --> Manliness; dignity; comeliness; civility. ::: v. t. --> To grace.

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


Mohism: See Mo chia and Chinese philosophy. Moksa: (Skr.) Liberation, salvation from the effects of karma (q.v.) and resulting samsara (q.v.). Theoretically, good karma as little as evil karma can bring about liberation from the state of existence looked upon pessimistically. Thus, Indian philosophy early found a solution in knowledge (vidyd, jnana) which, disclosing the essential oneness of all in the metaphysical world-ground, declares the phenomenal world as maya (q.v.). Liberation is then equivalent to identification of oneself with the ultimate reality, eternal, changeless, blissful, or in a state of complete indifference either with or without loss of consciousness, but at any rate beyond good and evil, pleasure and pain. Divine grace is also recognized by some religious systems as effecting moksa. No generalization is possible regarding the many theories of moksa, its nature, or the mode of attaining it. See Nirvana, Samadhi, Prasada. -- K.F.L.

molinist ::: n. --> A follower of the opinions of Molina, a Spanish Jesuit (in respect to grace); an opposer of the Jansenists.

Mother, four of her leading Powers and Personalities have stood in front in her guidance of this Universe and in her dealings with the terrestrial play. One is her personality of calm wideness and comprehending wisdom and tranquil benignity and inexhaustible compassion and sovereign and surpassing majesty and all-ruling greatness. Another embo&es her power of splendid strength and irresistible passion, her warrior mood, her overwhelming will, her impetuous swiftness and world-shaking force. A third is vivid and sweet and wonderful with her deep secret of beauty and harmony and fine rhythm, her intricate and subtle opulence, her compelling attraction and captivating grace. The fourth is equipped with her close and profound capacity of intimate knowledge and careful flawless work and quiet and exact per- fection in all things. Wisdom, Strength, Harmony, Perfection are their several attributes and it Is these powers that they bring with them into the world. To the four we give the four great names, Maheshvari, Mahakali, Mabalakshmi, Mahasarasvati.

ni'ma :::   favor; blessing; grace; kindness; benefit; comfort; pleasure; delight

nocturne ::: n. --> A night piece, or serenade. The name is now used for a certain graceful and expressive form of instrumental composition, as the nocturne for orchestra in Mendelsohn&

Nothing can really help — only the Divine Grace.

obloquy ::: n. --> Censorious speech; defamatory language; language that casts contempt on men or their actions; blame; reprehension.
Cause of reproach; disgrace.


onagraceous ::: a. --> Alt. of Onagrarieous

onagrarieous ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Onagraceae or Onagrarieae), which includes the fuchsia, the willow-herb (Epilobium), and the evening primrose (/nothera).

opprobrious ::: a. --> Expressive of opprobrium; attaching disgrace; reproachful; scurrilous; as, opprobrious language.
Infamous; despised; rendered hateful; as, an opprobrious name.


opprobrium ::: n. --> Disgrace; infamy; reproach mingled with contempt; abusive language.

ore ::: n. --> Honor; grace; favor; mercy; clemency; happy augry.
The native form of a metal, whether free and uncombined, as gold, copper, etc., or combined, as iron, lead, etc. Usually the ores contain the metals combined with oxygen, sulphur, arsenic, etc. (called mineralizers).
A native metal or its compound with the rock in which it occurs, after it has been picked over to throw out what is worthless.
Metal; as, the liquid ore.


ornament ::: n. --> That which embellishes or adorns; that which adds grace or beauty; embellishment; decoration; adornment. ::: v. t. --> To adorn; to deck; to embellish; to beautify; as, to ornament a room, or a city.

Other main works: The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy, 1897; Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, 1902; Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking, 1907; A Pluralistic Universe, 1909; Some Problems of Philosophy, 1911; Essays in Radical Empiricism, 1912. Cf. R. B. Perry, Thought and Character of William. James, 2 vols., 1935. Jansenism: The teaching of Cornelius Jansen, latinized Jansenius (1585-1638), Bishop of Ypres, and his followers in France and Holland. Its most significant doctrines were the total corruption of human nature owing to original sin, man's inability to resist either concupiscence or grace implying the denial of free will, predestination, and the denial that Christ died for all men without exception. The Jansenists were characterized by an unusual harshness, severity of manners, and moral rigorism. The doctrine was condemned by the Church. -- J.J.R.

ourebi ::: n. --> A small, graceful, and swift African antelope, allied to the klipspringer.

overgrace ::: v. t. --> To grace or honor exceedingly or beyond desert.

papam. :::vices; sins; sinful actions; full of sinful activities; disgrace

peele ::: n. --> A graceful and swift South African antelope (Pelea capreola). The hair is woolly, and ash-gray on the back and sides. The horns are black, long, slender, straight, nearly smooth, and very sharp. Called also rheeboc, and rehboc.

Pelagianism: The teaching of Pelagius of Britain who was active during the first quarter of the fifth century in Rome, North Africa, and Palestine. He denied original sin and the necessity of baptism in order to be freed from it. Death was not a punishment for sin, and men can be saved without the aid of divine grace. By justification men are purged of their sins through faith alone. Pelagius was notably influenced by Stoic doctrines. He and his followers refused to submit to the decisions of the Church, which repeatedly condemned their tenets, largely owing to the efforts of Augustine. -- J.J.R.

:::   "Perhaps one could say that it [spiritual humility] is to be aware of the relativity of what has been done compared with what is still to be done — and also to be conscious of one"s being nothing without the Divine Grace.” *Letters on Yoga

“Perhaps one could say that it [spiritual humility] is to be aware of the relativity of what has been done compared with what is still to be done—and also to be conscious of one’s being nothing without the Divine Grace.” Letters on Yoga

perseverance ::: n. --> The act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun.
Discrimination.
Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance, and the perseverance of the saints. See Calvinism.


personable ::: a. --> Having a well-formed body, or person; graceful; comely; of good appearance; presentable; as, a personable man or woman.
Enabled to maintain pleas in court.
Having capacity to take anything granted.


petition ::: n. --> A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the Supreme Being, or to a person of superior power, rank, or authority; also, a single clause in such a prayer.
A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power to grant it; specifically (Law), a supplication to government, in either of its branches, for the granting of a particular grace or right; -- in distinction from a


ponderous ::: lacking grace or fluency; laboured and dull.

POSSIBILITIES. ::: Three main possibilities for the sadhaka . to wait on the Grace and rely on the Divine ; to do everything himself like the Advaitin and the Buddhist ; to take the middle path, go forward by aspiration and rejection etc , helped by the

POWERS FOR REALISATIOM. ::: Strength, if it is spiritual, is a power for spiritual realisation ; a greater power is sincerity ; a greatest power of all is Grace.

Prasada: (Skr. inclining towards) Favor, grace, recognized by some Indian religio-metaphysical systems as divine recompense for bhakti (q.v.). -- K.F.L.

Predestination: The doctrine that all events of man's life, even one's eternal destiny, are determined beforehand by Deity. Sometimes this destiny is thought of in terms of an encompassing Fate or Luck (Roman and Greek), sometimes as the cyclic routine of the wheel of Fortune (Indian), sometimes as due to special gods or goddesses (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos in Hesiod), sometimes as the Kismet or mysterious Fate (Mohammedanism), as due to rational Necessity (Stoicism) and more often in terms of the sheer will of a sovereign Deity (Hebrew, Jewish and Christian). In historic Christianity utterances of Paul are given as the authority for the doctrine (Eph. 1:11, Rom. 8:30, Rom. 9:18). St. Augustine believed that man's own sinfulness made his salvation utterly dependent upon the sheer grace and election of God. Extreme expressions of Calvinism and Lutheranism held that man does absolutely nothing toward his salvation apart from the grace and good will of the Divine. Classical examples of theological determinism are the views of Bucer (1491-1551), Calvin (see Calvinism), and the American theologian, Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758). The two classic theories concerning the place of the alleged Fall of man are supralapsarianism, the view that the Fall itself was predetermined; infralapsarianism, the view that man's predestination was set up subsequent to the Fall, the Fall itself only being permitted. -- V.F.

pretty ::: superl. --> Pleasing by delicacy or grace; attracting, but not striking or impressing; of a pleasing and attractive form a color; having slight or diminutive beauty; neat or elegant without elevation or grandeur; pleasingly, but not grandly, conceived or expressed; as, a pretty face; a pretty flower; a pretty poem.
Moderately large; considerable; as, he had saved a pretty fortune.
Affectedly nice; foppish; -- used in an ill sense.


Principle of sufficient reason: According to Leibniz, one of the two principles on which reasoning is founded, the other being the principle of Contradiction. While the latter is the ground of all necessary truths, the Principle of Sufficient Reason is the ground of all contingent and factual truths. It applies especially to existents, possible or factual, hence its two forms actual sufficient reasons, like the actual volitions of God or of the free creatures, are those determined by the perception of the good and exhibit themselves as final causes involving the good, and possible sufficient reasons are involved, for example, in the perception of evil as a possible aim to achieve. Leibniz defines the Principle of Sufficient Reason as follows: It is the principle "in virtue of which we judge that no fact can be found true or existent, no judgment veritable, unless there is a sufficient reason why it should be so and not otherwise, although these reasons cannot more than often be known to us. . . . There must be a sufficient reason for contingent truths or truths of fact, that is, for the sequence of things which are dispersed throughout the universe of created beings, in which the resolution into particular reasons might go into endless detail" (Monadology, 31, 32, 33, 36). And again, "Nothing happens without a sufficient reason; that is nothing happens without its being possible for one who should know things sufficiently to give a reason showing why things are so and not otherwise" (Principles of Nature and of Grace). It seems that the account given by Leibniz of this principle is not satisfactory in itself, in spite of the wide use he made of it in his philosophy. Many of his disciples vainly attempted to reduce it to the Principle of Contradiction. See Wolff.

pronunciation ::: n. --> The act of uttering with articulation; the act of giving the proper sound and accent; utterance; as, the pronunciation of syllables of words; distinct or indistinct pronunciation.
The mode of uttering words or sentences.
The art of manner of uttering a discourse publicly with propriety and gracefulness; -- now called delivery.


pulchritude ::: n. --> That quality of appearance which pleases the eye; beauty; comeliness; grace; loveliness.
Attractive moral excellence; moral beauty.


quaint ::: a. --> Prudent; wise; hence, crafty; artful; wily.
Characterized by ingenuity or art; finely fashioned; skillfully wrought; elegant; graceful; nice; neat.
Curious and fanciful; affected; odd; whimsical; antique; archaic; singular; unusual; as, quaint architecture; a quaint expression.


Rahmah ::: Grace.

rahma :::   mercy; grace

Rain ::: Symbol of the descent of Grace or of the higher cons- ciousness which is the cause of the riches, the spiritual plenty. i?oinhou> ; Sign of peace and deliverance.

Rasa: (Skr. sap, juice, nectar, essence, flavor, etc.) In Indian aesthetics (q.v.), pleasure, enjoyment, love, charm, grace, elegance, taste, emotion, sentiment, spirit, passion, beauty etc. -- K.F.L.

reformado ::: v. t. --> A monk of a reformed order.
An officer who, in disgrace, is deprived of his command, but retains his rank, and sometimes his pay.


Reformation: The Protestant Reformation may be dated from 1517, the year Martin Luther (1483-1546), Augustinian monk and University professor in Wittenberg, publicly attacked the sale of indulgences by the itinerant Tetzel, Dominican ambassador of the Roman Church. The break came first in the personality of the monk who could not find in his own religious and moral endeavors to win divine favor the peace demanded by a sensitive conscience; and when it came he found to his surprise that he had already parted company with a whole tradition. The ideology which found a response in his inner experience was set forth by Augustine, a troubled soul who had surrendered himself completely to divine grace and mercy. The philosophers who legitimized man's endeavor to get on in the world, the church which demanded unquestioned loyalty to its codes and commands, he eschewed as thoroughly inconsonant with his own inner life. Man is wholly dependent upon the merits of Christ, the miracle of faith alone justifies before God. Man's conscience, his reason, and the Scriptures together became his only norm and authority. He could have added a fourth: patriotism, since Luther became the spokesman of a rising tide of German nationalism already suspect of the powers of distant Rome. The humanist Erasmus (see Renaissance) supported Luther by his silence, then broke with him upon the reformer's extreme utterances concerning man's predestination. This break with the humanists shows clearly the direction which the Protestant Reformation was taking: it was an enfranchised religion only to a degree. For while Erasmus pleaded for tolerance and enlightenment the new religious movement called for decision and faith binding men's consciences to a new loyalty. At first the Scriptures were taken as conscience permitted, then conscience became bound by the Scuptures. Luther lacked a systematic theology for the simple reason that he himself was full of inconsistencies. A reformer is often not a systematic thinker. Lutheran princes promoted the reconstruction of institutions and forms suggested by the reformer and his learned ally, Melanchthon, and by one stroke whole provinces became Protestant. The original reformers were reformed by new reformers. Two of such early reformers were Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531) in Switzerland and John Calvin (1509-1564) who set up a rigid system and rule of God in Geneva. Calvinism crossed the channel under the leadership of John Knox in Scotland. The English (Anglican) Reformation rested on political rather than strictly religious considerations. The Reformation brought about a Counter-Reformation within the Roman Church in which abuses were set right and lines against the Protestants more tightly drawn (Council of Trent, 1545-1563). -- V.F.

reproach ::: v. t. --> To come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace.
To attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid. ::: v.


reputeless ::: a. --> Not having good repute; disreputable; disgraceful; inglorius.

robust Said of a system that has demonstrated an ability to recover gracefully from the whole range of exceptional inputs and situations in a given environment. One step below {bulletproof}. Carries the additional connotation of elegance in addition to just careful attention to detail. Compare {smart}, opposite: {brittle}. [{Jargon File}]

roebuck ::: n. --> A small European and Asiatic deer (Capreolus capraea) having erect, cylindrical, branched antlers, forked at the summit. This, the smallest European deer, is very nimble and graceful. It always prefers a mountainous country, or high grounds.

rose ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The rose is among the first of flowers because of the richness of its colour, the intensity of sweetness of its scent and the grace and magnificence of its form.”

rose ::: “The rose is not the only beautiful flower, there are hundreds of others; most flowers are beautiful. There are degrees and kinds of beauty, that is all. The rose is among the first of flowers because of the richness of its colour, the intensity of sweetness of its scent and the grace and magnificence of its form.” Letters on Yoga , Volume—22 , SABCL

rude ::: 1. Rough, harsh or ungentle. 2. Lacking the graces and refinement of civilized life; uncouth; primitive. 3. Roughly made or formed; imperfect in design or execution; of a crude construction. 4. Coarse, vulgar, rough; uncivilised; violent in action.

rue ::: n. --> A perennial suffrutescent plant (Ruta graveolens), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine.
Fig.: Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret. ::: v. t. --> To lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over.


run-time error "programming" An {error} in the execution of a program which occurs at {run time}, as opposed to a {compile-time error}. A good programming language should, among other things, aim to replace run-time errors by compile-time errors. Language features such as {strong typing} help. A good program should attempt to avoid run-time errors by, for example, checking that their input data is sensible. Where this is not possible, the program should attempt to detect the error and handle it gracefully rather than just exiting via the language or operating system's default handler. Here again, a good language will make this easy to do (or at least possible). See also {abort}, {core dump}, {GPF}. (1997-01-13)

sacrament ::: 1. Something regarded as possessing a sacred or mysterious significance. 2. A rite believed to be a means of or visible form of grace. 3. A sign, token or symbol. 4. A pledge. sacraments.

sanctification ::: n. --> The act of sanctifying or making holy; the state of being sanctified or made holy;
the act of God&


satya sankalpa. ::: true intentions; good intentions; whatever he desires is fulfilled by the Lord's Grace &

Savitri ::: Purani: “The word ‘Savitri’ is derived from the word ‘Savitru’ which in its turn is derived from the root ‘su’ = ‘to give birth to’. The word ‘Soma’ which indicates an ‘exhilarating drink’, symbolising spiritual ecstasy or delight, is also derived from the same root ‘su’. It links therefore the creation and the delight of creation. Savitru therefore, means the Divine Creator One who gives birth to or brings forth from himself into existence, the creation. In the Veda, Savita is the God of illumination, the God of Creation. Usually, he is represented by the material sun which also illuminates the solar system and is its creator and sustainer in the material sense. Savitri therefore would mean etymologically ‘some one descended from the Sun’, ‘one belonging to the Sun’, ‘an energy derived from the Sun, the Divine Creator’. In our poem, Savitri is the princess who embodies the Divine Grace descended in human birth to work out with the aspiring soul of humanity his divine destiny.”“Savitri“—An Approach and a Study

scalawag ::: n. --> A scamp; a scapegrace.

scandalize ::: v. t. --> To offend the feelings or the conscience of (a person) by some action which is considered immoral or criminal; to bring shame, disgrace, or reproach upon.
To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.


scandal ::: n. --> Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is regarded as wrong, criminal, heinous, or flagrant: opprobrium or disgrace.
Reproachful aspersion; opprobrious censure; defamatory talk, uttered heedlessly or maliciously.
Anything alleged in pleading which is impertinent, and is reproachful to any person, or which derogates from the dignity of the court, or is contrary to good manners.


scandalous ::: a. --> Giving offense to the conscience or moral feelings; exciting reprobation; calling out condemnation.
Disgraceful to reputation; bringing shame or infamy; opprobrious; as, a scandalous crime or vice.
Defamatory; libelous; as, a scandalous story.


scapegrace ::: n. --> A graceless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless.

Schleiermacher, Friedrich Ernst Daniel (1768-1834): Religion, in which Schleiermacher substitutes for a theology (regarded impossible because of the unknowableness of God) the feeling of absolute dependence, is sharply delineated from science as the product of reason in which nature may ultimately attain its unity. Schleiermacher, a romanticist, exhibits Fichtean and Schellingean influence, and transcends Kant by proclaiming an ideal realism. Nature, the totality of existence, is an organism, just as knowledge is a system. Through the unity of the real and the ideal, wisdom, residing with the Absolute as the final unity, arises and is ever striven for by man. A determinism is evident in religion where sin and grace provide two poles and sin is regarded partly avoidable, partly unreal, and in ethics where freedom is admitted only soteriologically as spontaneous acknowledgment of identity with the divine in the person of Christ. However, the right to uniqueness and individuality in which each attains his real nature, is stressed. An elaborate ethics is based on four goods: State, Society, School, and Church, to which accrue virtues and duties. An absolute good is lacking, except insofar as it lies in the complete unity of reason and nature. -- K.F.L.

Semi-Pelagianism: A movement in Christian theology which attempted to find a middle ground between the extreme doctrine of total depravity and predestination as over against the doctrine of the determinative character of the human will in the matter of salvation. The Semi-Pelagian view held that regeneration was the result of the cooperation of divine grace and the human will. Although the view was condemned by church councils in favor of predestination (q.v.), Semi-Pelagianism has continually reappeared in Christian theology without its label. -- V.F.

shame ::: 1. A painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt, embarassment, unworthiness, or disgrace. 2. Something that brings one dishonour, disgrace, or condemnation. Now poet.

shameful ::: a. --> Bringing shame or disgrace; injurious to reputation; disgraceful.
Exciting the feeling of shame in others; indecent; as, a shameful picture; a shameful sight.


shameless ::: a. --> Destitute of shame; wanting modesty; brazen-faced; insensible to disgrace.
Indicating want of modesty, or sensibility to disgrace; indecent; as, a shameless picture or poem.


shameless ::: feeling no shame; impervious to disgrace.

shame ::: n. --> A painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of having done something which injures reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or modesty prompts us to conceal.
Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt.
The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace.
The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private


shamer ::: n. --> One who, or that which, disgraces, or makes ashamed.

shendful ::: a. --> Destructive; ruinous; disgraceful.

shend ::: n. --> To injure, mar, spoil, or harm.
To blame, reproach, or revile; to degrade, disgrace, or put to shame.


shendship ::: n. --> Harm; ruin; also, reproach; disgrace.

shonde ::: n. --> Harm; disgrace; shame.

siciliano ::: n. --> A Sicilian dance, resembling the pastorale, set to a rather slow and graceful melody in 12-8 or 6-8 measure; also, the music to the dance.

sitosna-sukhaduhkhesu tatha manapamanayoh ::: in heat and cold and happiness and grief and also in honour and disgrace. [Gita 6.7]

slander ::: n. --> A false tale or report maliciously uttered, tending to injure the reputation of another; the malicious utterance of defamatory reports; the dissemination of malicious tales or suggestions to the injury of another.
Disgrace; reproach; dishonor; opprobrium.
Formerly, defamation generally, whether oral or written; in modern usage, defamation by words spoken; utterance of false, malicious, and defamatory words, tending to the damage and derogation


slender ::: 1. Of small width relative to length or height; light and graceful. 2. Small in size, amount, extent, etc.; meagre.

slur ::: v. t. --> To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.
To disparage; to traduce.
To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.
To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick.
To pronounce indistinctly; as, to slur syllables.
To sing or perform in a smooth, gliding style; to connect smoothly in performing, as several notes or tones.


Smart Battery Data "hardware, protocol" (SBD) A method to monitor a rechargeable battery pack, initiated by {Duracell} and {Intel}. An special {IC} in the battery pack monitors the battery and reports information to the {SMBus}. This information might include: type, model number, manufacturer, characteristics, discharge rate, predicted remaining capacity, almost-discharged alarm so that the PC can shut down gracefully; temperature and voltage to provide safe fast-charging. {Smart Battery System Implementers Forum (http://sbs-forum.org/)}. (1999-08-08)

soiled ::: v. **1. Fig. Defiled, sullied or tarnished; brought disgrace or discredit upon (a person or thing). adj. 2.* Defiled; stained, dirtied. Also fig.*

spot ::: n. --> A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discolored.
A stain on character or reputation; something that soils purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish.
A small part of a different color from the main part, or from the ground upon which it is; as, the spots of a leopard; the spots on a playing card.
A small extent of space; a place; any particular place.


sprawl ::: v. i. --> To spread and stretch the body or limbs carelessly in a horizontal position; to lie with the limbs stretched out ungracefully.
To spread irregularly, as vines, plants, or tress; to spread ungracefully, as chirography.
To move, when lying down, with awkward extension and motions of the limbs; to scramble in creeping.


springbuck ::: n. --> A South African gazelle (Gazella euchore) noted for its graceful form and swiftness, and for its peculiar habit of springing lighty and suddenly into the air. It has a white dorsal stripe, expanding into a broad patch of white on the rump and tail. Called also springer.

Sri Aurobindo: "Destiny in the rigid sense applies only to the outer being so long as it lives in the Ignorance. What we call destiny is only in fact the result of the present condition of the being and the nature and energies it has accumulated in the past acting on each other and determining the present attempts and their future results. But as soon as one enters the path of spiritual life, this old predetermined destiny begins to recede. There comes in a new factor, the Divine Grace, the help of a higher Divine Force other than the force of Karma, which can lift the sadhak beyond the present possibilities of his nature. One"s spiritual destiny is then the divine election which ensures the future.” *Letters on Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "Every man is knowingly or unknowingly the instrument of a universal Power and, apart from the inner Presence, there is no such essential difference between one action and another, one kind of instrumentation and another as would warrant the folly of an egoistic pride. The difference between knowledge and ignorance is a grace of the Spirit; the breath of divine Power blows where it lists and fills today one and tomorrow another with the word or the puissance. If the potter shapes one pot more perfectly than another, the merit lies not in the vessel but the maker. The attitude of our mind must not be ‘This is my strength" or ‘Behold God"s power in me", but rather ‘A Divine Power works in this mind and body and it is the same that works in all men and in the animal, in the plant and in the metal, in conscious and living things and in things apparently inconscient and inanimate."” The Synthesis of Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "‘Violet" is the colour of benevolence or compassion, but also more vividly of the Divine Grace. . . .” *Letters on Yoga

stale ::: n. --> The stock or handle of anything; as, the stale of a rake. ::: v. i. --> Vapid or tasteless from age; having lost its life, spirit, and flavor, from being long kept; as, stale beer.
Not new; not freshly made; as, stele bread.
Having lost the life or graces of youth; worn out;


stately ::: characterized by a graceful, noble, majestic, dignified, and imposing appearance or manner.

statuesque ::: like or suggesting a statue, as in massive or majestic dignity, grace, or beauty. statuesques. (Sri Aurobindo employs the word as a v.)

stigmata ::: 1. Marks resembling the wounds on the crucified body of Christ, said to have been supernaturally impressed on the bodies of certain saints and other devout persons. 2. Fig. A mark of disgrace or infamy.

stigmatize ::: v. t. --> To mark with a stigma, or brand; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers.
To set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of reproach or infamy.


stigma ::: v. t. --> A mark made with a burning iron; a brand.
Any mark of infamy or disgrace; sign of moral blemish; stain or reproach caused by dishonorable conduct; reproachful characterization.
That part of a pistil which has no epidermis, and is fitted to receive the pollen. It is usually the terminal portion, and is commonly somewhat glutinous or viscid. See Illust. of Stamen and of Flower.


Strength is all right for the strong — but aspiration and the Grace answering to it are not altogether myths; they are great realities of the spiritual life.” Letters on Yoga*

Strength is all right for the strong—but aspiration and the Grace answering to it are not altogether myths; they are great realities of the spiritual life.” Letters on Yoga

Surrender ::: There must be a total and sincere surrender; there must be an exclusive self-opening to the divine Power; there must be a constant and integral choice of the Truth that is descending, a constant and integral rejection of the falsehood of the mental, vital and physical Powers and Appearances that still rule the earth-Nature.The surrender must be total and seize all the parts of the being. It is not enough that the psychics should respond and the higher mental accept or even the inner vital submit and the inner physical consciousness feel the influence. There must be inno part of the being, even the most external, anything that makes a reserve, anything that hides behind doubts, confusions and subterfuges, anything that revolts or
   refuses.If part of the being surrenders, but another part reserves itself, follows its own way or makes its own conditions, then each time that that happens, you are yourself pushing the divine Grace away from you.If behind your devotion and surrender you make a cover for your desires, egoistic demands and vital insistences, if you put these things in place of the true aspiration or mix them with it and try to impose them on the Divine Shakti, then it is idle to invoke the divine Grace to transform you.If you open yourself on one side or in one part to the Truth and on another side are constantly opening the gates to hostile forces, it is vain to expect that the divine Grace will abide with you. You must keep the temple clean if you wish to install there the living Presence.If each time the Power intervenes and brings in the Truth, you turn your back on it and call in again the falsehood that has been expelled, it is not the divine Grace that you must blame for failing you, but the falsity of your own will and the imperfection of your own surrender.If you call for the Truth and yet something in you chooses what is false, ignorant and undivine or even simply is unwilling to reject it altogether, then always you will be open to attack and the Grace will recede from you. Detect first what is false or obscure in you and persistently reject it, then alone can you rightly call for the divine Power to transform you.Do not imagine that truth and falsehood, light and darkness, surrender and selfishness can be allowed to dwell together in the house consecrated to the Divine. The transformation must be integral, and integral th
   refore the rejection of all that withstands it.The Mother


taint ::: n. --> A thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect.
An injury done to a lance in an encounter, without its being broken; also, a breaking of a lance in an encounter in a dishonorable or unscientific manner.
Tincture; hue; color; tinge.
Infection; corruption; deprivation.
A blemish on reputation; stain; spot; disgrace.


tawdry ::: superl. --> Bought at the festival of St. Audrey.
Very fine and showy in colors, without taste or elegance; having an excess of showy ornaments without grace; cheap and gaudy; as, a tawdry dress; tawdry feathers; tawdry colors. ::: n. --> A necklace of a rural fashion, bought at St. Audrey&


terminist ::: n. --> One of a class of theologians who maintain that God has fixed a certain term for the probation of individual persons, during which period, and no longer, they have the offer to grace.

thalia ::: n. --> That one of the nine Muses who presided over comedy.
One of the three Graces.
One of the Nereids.


— the Grace of the Divine Mother and on your side an inner state made up of faith, sincerity and surrender. Let your faith be pure, cancfid and perfect. An egoistic faith in the mental and vital being tainted by arabidoo, pride, vanity, mental arrogance, vital self-will, personal demand, desire for petty satisfaction of the lower nature is a low and smokc-obscurcd flame that cannot bum upwards to heaven. Regard your life as given you only for the divine work and to help in the dirine manifestation.

"The Divine Grace is something not calculable, not bound by anything the intellect can fix as a condition, — though ordinarily some call, aspiration, intensity of the psychic being can awaken it, yet it acts sometimes without any apparent cause even of that kind.” Letters on Yoga*

“The Divine Grace is something not calculable, not bound by anything the intellect can fix as a condition,—though ordinarily some call, aspiration, intensity of the psychic being can awaken it, yet it acts sometimes without any apparent cause even of that kind.” Letters on Yoga

The Divine Grace is something not calculable, not bound by anything the intellect can fix as a condition, — though ordinarily some call, aspiration, intensity of the psychic being can awaken it, yet it acts sometimes without any apparent cause even of that kind.

"The Divine Grace is there ready to act at every moment, but it manifests as one grows out of the Law of Ignorance into the Law of Light, and it is meant, not as an arbitrary caprice, however miraculous often its intervention, but as a help in that growth and a Light that leads and eventually delivers.” Letters on Yoga

“The Divine Grace is there ready to act at every moment, but it manifests as one grows out of the Law of Ignorance into the Law of Light, and it is meant, not as an arbitrary caprice, however miraculous often its intervention, but as a help in that growth and a Light that leads and eventually delivers.” Letters on Yoga

The Divine Grace is there ready to act at every moment, but it manifests as one grows out of the Law of Ignorance into the

:::   "The first condition of inner progress is to recognise whatever is or has been a wrong movement in any part of the nature, — wrong idea, wrong feeling, wrong speech, wrong action, — and by wrong is meant what departs from the truth, from the higher consciousness and higher self, from the way of the Divine. Once recognised it is admitted, not glossed over or defended, — and it is offered to the Divine for the Light and Grace to descend and substitute for it the right movement of the true Consciousness.” *Letters on Yoga

“The first condition of inner progress is to recognise whatever is or has been a wrong movement in any part of the nature,—wrong idea, wrong feeling, wrong speech, wrong action,—and by wrong is meant what departs from the truth, from the higher consciousness and higher self, from the way of the Divine. Once recognised it is admitted, not glossed over or defended,—and it is offered to the Divine for the Light and Grace to descend and substitute for it the right movement of the true Consciousness.” Letters on Yoga

The minute one stops going forward, one falls back. The moment one is satisfied and no longer aspires, one begins to die. Life is movement, it is effort, it is a march forward, the scaling of a mountain, the climb towards new revelations, towards future realisations. Nothing is more dangerous than wanting to rest. It is in action, in effort, in the march forward that repose must be found, the true repose of complete trust in the divine Grace, of the absence of desires, of victory over egoism. True repose comes from the widening, the universalisation of the consciousness. Become as vast as the world and you will always be at rest. In the thick of action, in the very midst of the battle, the effort, you will know the repose of infinity and eternity.
   Ref: CWM Vol. 09, Page: 66


The more complete y-our faith, sincerity and surrender, the more will grace and protection be with you. And when the grace and protection of the Divine Mother arc with you, what is there lliat can touch you or whom need you fear? A little of it even will carry you through all diiliculties, obstacles and dangers ; surrounded by its full presence you can go securely on your way because it is hers, careless of all menace, unaffected by any hostility however powerful, whether from this world or from worlds invisible. Its touch can turn difficulties into oppor- tunities, failure into success and weakness into unfaltering strength. For the grace of the Divine Mother is the sanction of the Supreme and now or tomorrow its ciTect is sure, a thing decreed. Inevitable and irresistible.

The more complete your faith, sincerity and surrender, the mote will grace and protection be with you. And when the grace and protection of the Divine Mother are with you, what is there that can touch you or whom need you fear? A little of it even will carry you through all difficulties, obstacles and dangers ; surrounded by its full presence you can go securely on your way because it is hers, careless of all menace, unaffected by any hostility however powerful, whether from this world or from worlds invisible. Its touch can turn difficulties into oppor- tunities, failure into success and weakness into unfaltering strength.

The state of grace ” is often prepared by a long tapasyii or purification in which nothing decisive seems to happen, only touches or glimpses or passing experiences at the most, and comes suddenly without warning. When it comes the fundamental difficulties can in a moment and generally do disappear.

The touch of grace, divine grace, coming directly or through the Guru is a special phenomenon having two sides to it, — the grace of the Guru or the Divine, in fact both together, on one side and a “ state of grace ” in the disciple on the other.

This opposition has been permitted from of old not merely as a test or ordeal, but as a compulsion on us to seek a greater strength, a more perfect self-knowledge, an intenser purity and force of aspiration, a faith that nothing can crush, a more power- ful descent of the Divine Grace.

thomaism ::: n. --> The doctrine of Thomas Aquinas, esp. with respect to predestination and grace.

"To regard the fundamental as the refined essence and to regard things as its coarse embodiment; to regard accumulation as deficiency; to dwell quietly and alone with the spiritual and the intelligent; these were some aspects of the system of Tao of the ancients . . . They built their system upon the principle the eternal Non-Being and centered it upon the idea of Ultimate Unity. Their outward expression was weakness and humility. Pure emptiness without injury to objective things was for them true substance. Kuan Yin said, "Establish nothing in regard to oneself. Let things be what they are; move like water; be tranquil like a mirror; respond like an echo. Pass quickly like the non-existent; be quiet like purity . . .' Lao Tan (Lao Tzu) said, 'Know manhood (active force), and preserve womanhood (passive force); become the ravine of the world. Know whiteness (glory); endure blackness (disgrace); become a model of the world.' Men all seek the first; he alone took the last . . . Men all seek for happiness; he alone sought contentment in adaptation . . . He regarded the deep as the fundamental, moderation as the rule . . .

triumplant ::: v. i. --> Rejoicing for victory; triumphing; exultant.
Celebrating victory; expressive of joy for success; as, a triumphant song or ode.
Graced with conquest; victorious.
Of or pertaining to triumph; triumphal.


troff "text, tool" /T'rof/ or /trof/ The grey eminence of {Unix} text processing; a formatting and phototypesetting program, written originally in {PDP-11} {assembly code} and then in barely-structured early {C} by the late Joseph Ossanna, modelled after the earlier {ROFF} which was in turn modelled after {Multics}' {RUNOFF} by Jerome Saltzer (*that* name came from the expression "to run off a copy"). A companion program, {nroff}, formats output for terminals and line printers. In 1979, Brian Kernighan modified troff so that it could drive phototypesetters other than the Graphic Systems CAT. His paper describing that work ("A Typesetter-independent troff", AT&T CSTR

uncovenanted ::: a. --> Not covenanted; not granted or entered into under a covenant, agreement, or contract.
Not having joined in a league, or assented to a covenant or agreement, as to the Solemn League and Covenant of the Scottish people in the times of the Stuarts.
Not having entered into relationship with God through the appointed means of grace; also, not promised or assured by the divine promises or conditions; as, uncovenanted mercies.


unction ::: n. --> The act of anointing, smearing, or rubbing with an unguent, oil, or ointment, especially for medical purposes, or as a symbol of consecration; as, mercurial unction.
That which is used for anointing; an unguent; an ointment; hence, anything soothing or lenitive.
Divine or sanctifying grace.
That quality in language, address, or the like, which excites emotion; especially, strong devotion; religious fervor and


uneasy ::: a. --> Not easy; difficult.
Restless; disturbed by pain, anxiety, or the like; disquieted; perturbed.
Not easy in manner; constrained; stiff; awkward; not graceful; as, an uneasy deportment.
Occasioning want of ease; constraining; cramping; disagreeable; unpleasing.


ungraceful ::: a. --> Not graceful; not marked with ease and dignity; deficient in beauty and elegance; inelegant; awkward; as, ungraceful manners; ungraceful speech.

ungracious ::: a. --> Not gracious; showing no grace or kindness; being without good will; unfeeling.
Having no grace; graceless; wicked.
Not well received; offensive; unpleasing; unacceptable; not favored.


unhandsome ::: a. --> Not handsome; not beautiful; ungraceful; not comely or pleasing; plain; homely.
Wanting noble or amiable qualities; dishonorable; illiberal; low; disingenuous; mean; indecorous; as, unhandsome conduct, treatment, or imputations.
Unhandy; clumsy; awkward; inconvenient.


Uninterruptible Power Supply "hardware" (UPS) A battery powered {power supply unit} that is guaranteed to provide power to a computer in the event of interruptions in the incoming mains electrical power. Different rating UPSs will provide power for different lengths of time. Modern UPSs connect to the computer's {serial port} and provide information such as battery time remaining, allowing the computer to shut down {gracefully} before complete loss of power. (1996-12-11)

unlace ::: v. t. --> To loose by undoing a lacing; as, to unlace a shoe.
To loose the dress of; to undress; hence, to expose; to disgrace.
To loose, and take off, as a bonnet from a sail, or to cast off, as any lacing in any part of the rigging of a vessel.


unmerciful ::: a. --> Not merciful; indisposed to mercy or grace; cruel; inhuman; merciless; unkind.

unshent ::: a. --> Not shent; not disgraced; blameless.

untoward ::: prep. --> Toward. ::: a. --> Froward; perverse.
Awkward; ungraceful.
Inconvenient; troublesome; vexatious; unlucky; unfortunate; as, an untoward wind or accident.


unusual ::: a. --> Not usual; uncommon; rare; as, an unusual season; a person of unusual grace or erudition.

upbraid ::: v. t. --> To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; -- followed by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed.
To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide.
To treat with contempt.
To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; -- with to before the person.


vilify ::: v. t. --> To make vile; to debase; to degrade; to disgrace.
To degrade or debase by report; to defame; to traduce; to calumniate.
To treat as vile; to despise.


  "Violet is the colour of the light of Divine Compassion, as also of Krishna"s Grace. It is also the radiance of Krishna"s protection.” Letters on Yoga

Violet light is that of the Divine Grace and Compassion, as also of Krishna’s Grace. It Is also the radiance of Krishna’s protection.

violet ::: “‘Violet’ is the colour of benevolence or compassion, but also more vividly of the Divine Grace….” Letters on Yoga

Visistadvaita: (Skr.) "Qualified non-duality", the Vedantic (q.v.) doctrine of qualified monism advocated by Ramanuja (q.v.) which holds the Absolute to be personal, world and individuals to be real and distinct (visista), and salvation attainable only by grace of God earned through bhakti (q.v.). -- K.F.L.

vituperrious ::: a. --> Worthy of vituperation; shameful; disgraceful.

vocation ::: n. --> A call; a summons; a citation; especially, a designation or appointment to a particular state, business, or profession.
Destined or appropriate employment; calling; occupation; trade; business; profession.
A calling by the will of God.
The bestowment of God&


well-spoken ::: a. --> Speaking well; speaking with fitness or grace; speaking kindly.
Spoken with propriety; as, well-spoken words.


We must learn to rely only on the Divine Grace and to call for its help in all circumstances; then it will work out constant miracles

willowy ::: a. --> Abounding with willows.
Resembling a willow; pliant; flexible; pendent; drooping; graceful.


Without the Grace of the Divine nothing can be done, but for the full Grace to manifest the sadhaka must make himself ready.

womanly ::: a. --> Becoming a woman; feminine; as, womanly behavior. ::: adv. --> In the manner of a woman; with the grace, tenderness, or affection of a woman.

WRONG MOVEMENT. ::: The first condition of inner pro- gress is to recognise whatever is or has been a wrong movement in any part of the nature, — wrong idea, wrong feeling, wrong speech, wrong action, — and by wrong is meant what departs from truth, from the higher consciousness and higher self, from the way of the Divine. Once recognised it is admitted, not glossed over or defended, — and It is offered to the Divine for the Light and Grace to descend and substitute for it the right movement of the true consciousness.

Yet it is not indiscriminate — only it has a discrimination of its own which sees things and persons and the right times and sea- sons with another vision than that of the Mind or any other normal Power. A state of Grace is prepared in the individual often behind thick veils by means not calculable by the mind and when the state of Grace comes, then the Grace itself acts.

Zwingliism: The theological thought of Huldreich Zwingli (1481-1531), early Protestant Reformer of Zurich, Switzerland. His theology was theocentric: God's activity is all-pervading and widely revealed. He was a student of the Greek N.T. and of humanistic subjects, a friend of Erasmus. (See Reformation). He followed Augustine's doctrine of man's original sin and sinfulness with some modifications. He anticipated Calvin's doctrine of election (see Calvinism) as an act of the Divine good and rational will, and he held the feudalistic theory of the atonement of substitution framed by Anselm. The sacraments were not mystical conveyors of divine grace to him, they were rather outward signs of an inward spiritual grace. In the famous Marburg Colloquy, he broke with Luther and his followers on the interpretation of the Lord's Supper. -- V.F.



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1:When ego ends, Grace fills all space. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
2:Then the grace of the Divine will lift you. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
3:Grace always is. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
4:Thou hast created me not from necessity but from grace. ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol,
5:Grace is always present. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
6:Everything is a grace because everything is God's gift. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
7:Guru's grace is always there. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
8:You can do more with the grace of God than you think." ~ Saint John Baptist de la Salle,
9:the uniting of man and God, the two sides of the transformation. Effort and Grace.
   ~ ?,
10:The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
11:Grace is within you. Grace is the Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
12:And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, John, 1:16,
13:We all have the right to ask for Grace
   ~ Swami Vivekananda, [T6],
14:With faith in the Divine Grace, all difficulties are solved.
   ~ The Mother,
15:Keep a cool head, strong and very quiet nerves, and a complete trust in the Divine grace. ~ MOTHER MIRA,
16:Man's salvation is from grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.19.4ad3).,
17:Grace is within you; Grace is the Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 251,
18:Grace is not an invention, it is a fact of spiritual experience. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
19:God who is no other thing but love has not created anything other than love. ~ Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace 36,
20:It is by God's Grace that you think of God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, [T0],
21:Sin cannot be taken away except by grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.27.2).,
22:Man achieves likeness to God through grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.151).,
23:Nov 2 "Without the assistance of grace, immortality is more of a burden than a blessing." ~ Saint Ambrose of Milan,
24:The thought of God is Divine Favor! He is by nature Grace. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
25:Grace is in the beginning, middle and end. Grace is the Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
26:Grace rushes forth, spouting as from a spring, from within you. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
27:For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Romans, 6:14,
28:Each reaction which arises from us causes a delay in attaining the goal. Whereas acceptance will cause Grace to flow. ~ Amma,
29:Guru's grace is always there. It is really inside you in your Heart. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
30:It is by God's grace that you think of God! ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 29, [T5],
31:Grace is needed most. Let us take the plunge, within, and "Be Still". ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
32:Keep the mind quiet. That is enough. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Surpassing Love and Grace, Ch 9,
33:It is only when God Himself by His grace draws the mind inwards that complete surrender can be achieved. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
34:Why analyze and see the evil? Move toward the Lord! Through His grace you will be freed from all passions. ~ Swami Turiyananda,
35:It is God's grace alone that enables an aspirant to stop the waves of the mind and dissolve the intellect. ~ Swami Adbhutananda,
36:Keep a cool head, strong and very quiet nerves, and a complete trust in the Divine grace. ~ The Mother,
37:Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
38:Grace is ever present. All that is necessary is that you surrender to It. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
39:One cannot demand or compel grace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Bhakti Yoga and Vaishnavism,
40:Guru's Grace is like a hand extended to help you out of water. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 398,
41:Nobody can say, 'there is no hope for me.' because the Divine Grace is there.
   ~ The Mother, White Roses,
42:If you have true faith and longing, you will get everything by the Grace of the Lord. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
43:Some have many sins, others have few, but the grace of God purifies them all in time. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
44:The new man, reborn and restored to his God by grace, says first of all, Father! because he has now begun to be a son. ~ Saint Cyprian,
45:This is an hour desired by all, for he whom the grace of God sustains travels easily enough. ~ Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ,
46:This pleasure, appears as poison in the beginning but is like nectar in the end, comes by the grace of Self-knowledge." ~ Bhagavad Gita,
47:The principal effect of sanctifying grace is for man to love God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.151).,
48:The Divine Grace comes in to help and save. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Divine Grace and Guidance,
49:By the Lord's grace the spirit must be quickened. Spiritual awakening is followed by Samadhi. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
50:I am always giving my anugraham (Grace). If you cannot apprehend it, what am I to do? ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
51:Grace is ever present. All that is necessary is that you surrender to it.
   ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 472,
52:If the unripe mind does not feel His Grace, it does not mean that God's Grace is absent. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
53:We have a more perfect knowledge of God by grace than by natural reason ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.12.13).,
54:By its breath of grace our lives abide. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
55:Faith is spontaneous knowledge in the psychic.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Faith and the Divine Grace, Faith,
56:Grace is the Self. That also is not to be acquired; you only need to know that it exists. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
57:The best way of meeting difficulties is a quiet and calm confidence in the Grace.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
58:The life of grace heals us with respect to our mind ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Colossians, ch. 3).,
59:Arunachala, show [me] the warfare of grace in the common space devoid of going and coming. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
60:With trust in the Divines Grace all obstacles can be surmounted. with my blessings
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
61:We are God (Iswara). Iswara Drishti (i.e., seeing ourselves as God) is itself Divine Grace. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
62:Just as grace is given from the Father through the Son, so there could be no communication of the gift to us except in the Holy Spirit. ~ Athanasius,
63:His Grace is always with those who want to progress and realise the Truth of tomorrow.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I,
64:Although the whole of Scripture breathes God's grace upon us, this is especially true of that delightful book, the book of the psalms. ~ Saint Ambrose,
65:The proof of spiritual maturity is not how pure you are but awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to grace.
   ~ Phillip Yancey,
66:Man cannot persevere after the corruption of human nature without God's grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On Job ch. 7).,
67:Sraddha: the soul's belief in the Divine's existence, wisdom, power, love and grace.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
68:Say-'I have received his Grace: I must be worthy of it', and then all will be well.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, [T1],
69:The breeze of grace is always blowing on you. You have to open the sails and your boat will move forward. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
70:It is never in vain that an ardent and sincere prayer is addressed to the Divine's Grace.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III,
71:Prayer is not verbal. It is from the heart. To merge into the Heart is prayer. That is also Grace. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
72:
73:Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of Grace. The gift of Grace increases as the struggle increases. ~ Saint Rose of Lima,
74:God, Grace and Guru are all synonymous and also eternal and immanent. Is not the Self already within? ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
75:Since the beginning of the world, the Word of God has dwelt in all the saints by grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.34).,
76:But for one who has faith in the Divine Grace, the return to the Light becomes easy.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, [T7],
77:Let us give ourselves without reserve to the Divine, so best shall we receive the Divine Grace.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
78:One has not only to be sincere but to be faithful through all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Divine Grace and Guidance,
79:The Grace, the Grace alone can act. That alone can open the way, that alone can do the miracle.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
80:It is only the Grace that can bring the real supramental change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I, The Supramental Transformation,
81:The Grace is infinite for him who sincerely trusts the Grace.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Trust in the Divine Grace and Help,
82:Whatever happens we must remain quiet and trust the Divine's Grace. With my blessings.
   ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother, 25 October,
83:so too is the grace of MIRACLES necessary that people may be confirmed in their faith ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.178.1ad5).,
84:The difference between knowledge and ignorance is a grace of the Spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Master of the Work,
85:Any advice?

   Be steady and confident.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Elements of Yoga, Faith and the Divine Grace, Confidence,
86:However evil-minded other people may appear to you, it is not proper to hate or depise them. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Words of Grace,
87:Nobody can really help—only the Divine Grace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Interactions with Others and the Practice of Yoga,
88:Ocean of Nectar, Full of Grace, engulfing the universe in Thy Splendor! Open the lotus of my heart in Bliss. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
89:When Divine grace descends, men having the germs of piety and goodness in them are changed at once into holy beings. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
90:Faith is the surest guide in the darkest days. 16 August 1954
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Faith and the Divine Grace, FAITH [79],
91:The Self alone is. Is not then the Self your Guru? Where else will Grace come from? It is from the Self alone. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
92:To the extent we have died to sin, to that extent we are alive with grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Colossians, ch. 3).,
93:We pray to God for Bliss and receive it by Grace. The bestower of bliss must be Bliss itself and also Infinite. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
94:However long the journey may be and however great the traveller, at the end is always found exclusive reliance on the Divine Grace. ~ The Mother,
95:Sin takes away grace totally, but it does not take anything away from the essence of a thing ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (QDdA a. 14ad17).,
96:But within there is a soul and above there is Grace. 'This is all you know or need to know'
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Poetry And Art, [T5],
97:Everything depends on God's grace. To have His grace, whatever work you perform, do it with sincerity and earnest longing. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
98: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, [T5],
99:Seek my grace within the Heart. I will drive away your darkness and show you the light. This is my responsibility. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
100:For where the Church is, there is the Spirit of God; and where the Spirit of God is, there is the Church and every form of grace, for the Spirit is truth. ~ Saint Irenaeus,
101:Because of the Word dwelling in that body, it would remain incorruptible, and all would be freed for ever from corruption by the grace of the resurrection. ~ Saint Athanasius,
102:Be confident, you will become what you have to be and achieve what you have to do.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Faith and the Divine Grace,
103:What is the good in doing Japa for a whole day if there is no concentration of mind? Collectedness of one's mind is essential, then only His grace descends. ~ Sri Sarada Devi,
104:And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, John, 1:14,
105:The Grace will never fail us - such is the faith we must keep constantly in our heart. With my blessings
   ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother, 10 May,
106:When the grace of the Almighty descends, everyone will understand one's mistakes, knowing this you should not argue with others. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
107:Your name, O Mary, is a precious ointment, which breathes forth the odor of divine grace. Let this ointment of salvation enter the inmost recesses of our souls. ~ Saint Ambrose,
108:God will come to you with His grace and comfort after every hardship. ~ As long as He finds you at home. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @Sufi_Path
109:It is indispensable to keep the faith and the will to conquer. 2 May 1949
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Faith and the Divine Grace, FAITH [80],
110:Eternal peace cannot come so long as passions and desires persist; and those passions and desires cannot be wholly uprooted without the grace of God. ~ Manapurush Swami Shivananda,
111:Love is due to our neighbor in respect of what he holds from God, that is, in respect of nature and grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.34.3).,
112:Grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ, as through the Lord and Author of truth and grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 1).,
113:If by the grace of God the spirit of immediate renunciation comes to one, then one may get rid of the attachment to lust and wealth. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
114:In the present growing conflict what should be our attitude?

   Faith and total confidence in the Divine's Grace.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
115:Either let us fear the wrath which is to come or else let us love the grace we have—one or the other, so long as we are found in Jesus Christ unto true life. ~ Ignatius of Antioch,
116: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,
117: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,
118:The kripa-siddhas attain perfection through the manifest grace of God, they are like a poor man made wealthy by the kindness of a king. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
119:If by God's grace the thought that "I am not the doer" is established in the heart, one becomes free in this life; there is no more fear. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
120:To realize God is the one goal of life. The grace of God falls alike on all His children, learned and illiterate―whoever longs for Him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
121:It can come early or it can come late, but come it will if one is faithful in one's call. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Divine Grace and Guidance,
122:So long as there is complete sincerity, the Divine Grace will be there and assist at every moment on the way. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Sincerity,
123:The grace of God is so great and His love for us is such that we cannot understand what He has done for us ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On the Creed, a. 4).
124:As far as we are concerned, Christ's immolation on our behalf takes place when we become aware of this grace and understand the life conferred on us by this sacrifice. ~ Pseudo-Chrysostom,
125:If you fail to see God after a few exercises do not lose heart. Go on patiently with your exercises and you are sure to obtain divine grace ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
126:The grace of God is so great and His love for us is such that we cannot understand what He has done for us ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On the Creed, a. 4).,
127:The letter, even of the Gospel would kill, unless there exists the inward presence of the healing grace of faith ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.106.2).,
128:Man is sanctified by each of the sacraments, since sanctity means immunity from sin, which is the effect of grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.63.3ad2).,
129:At each moment of our life, in all circumstance the Grace is there helping us to surmount all difficulties. With my blessings
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
130:The good deeds which tax-collectors and fishermen were able to accomplish by God's grace, the philosophers, the rulers, the countless multitudes cannot even imagine. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
131:You will never succeed by argument, convincing another of their error. When the grace of God descends, each one understands his own mistakes. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
132:But it is called COOPERATING grace inasmuch as it is the principle of meritorious works, which spring from free-will ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.111.2).,
133:God has the nature of a small child. God won't even look at those who do tapas with ego, but He will shower His grace on the innocent hearted ones who don't do anything. ~ MATA AMRITANADAMAYI,
134:For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians, 2:8-9,
135: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, [T5],
136:Leave all care to the Divine Grace, including your progress, and you will be in peace.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Trust in the Divine Grace and Help, [T2],
137:The Divine knows best and one has to have trust in His wisdom and attune oneself with His will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Divine Grace and Guidance,
138:When we contemplate the sufferings of Jesus He grants us, according to the measure of our faith, the grace to practice the virtues He revealed during those sacred hours." ~ Saint Angela Merici,
139:It is the Divine Grace that must be prayed for-if justice were to manifest, very few would be those who could stand in front of it.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
140:Gratitude: it is you who open all the closed doors and let the Grace which saves penetrate deeply.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Gratitude and Faithfulness, [T5],
141:The word is the Guru, The Guru is the Word, For all nectar is enshrined in the world Blessed is the word which reveal the Lord's name But more is the one who knows by the Guru's grace. ~ Guru Nanak,
142:Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly. ~ Saint Ignatius of Loyola,
143:The goodness of God is the highest object of prayer, and it reaches down to our lowest need. It quickens our soul and gives it life, and makes it grow in grace and virtue." ~ Saint Julian of Norwich,
144:Before the Second Coming of Christ, Mary must, more than ever, shine in mercy, might and grace in order to bring unbelievers into the Catholic Faith." ~ Venerable Mary of Jesus of Ágreda (1602-1665),
145:If thy first endeavour to find the Eternal bears no fruit, lose not courage. Persevere and at last thou shalt obtain the divine grace. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
146:The wisdom of Plato is not a philosophy, a search for God by means of human reason.... The wisdom of Plato is nothing other than an orientation of the soul towards grace. ~ Simone Weil, 'God in Plato',
147:Loving oneself for the sake of God as the object of supernatural happiness and the author of grace is an act of charity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On Evil, a. 4 ad 15).,
148:As Moses (that is, the prophet) threw wood into that fountain, so the priest utters over this font the proclamation of the 's cross, and the water is made sweet for the purpose of grace. ~ Saint Ambrose,
149:Grace is something spontaneous which wells out from the Divine Consciousness as a free flower of its being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Bhakti Yoga and Vaishnavism,
150:Imaginary evil is romantic and varied, real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating. ~ Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace 62-63,
151:Sri Aurobindo is always with us, enlightening, guiding, protecting. We must answer to his grace by a perfect faithfulness.
   ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother, 14 AUGUST, [T1],
152:Let us unite our will in a great aspiration; let us pray for an intervention of the Grace. A miracle can always happen. Faith has a sovereign power. ~ The Mother, On Education, [T5],
153:Mother, What is the rationale of Divine Grace? Is not the Supreme Mother always ready with Her Grace for those who can call it down?

   Yes.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
154:The very best happens always to those who have put their entire trust in the Divine and in the Divine alone.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Trust in the Divine Grace and Help,
155:It is only the Divine's Grace that can give peace, happiness, power, light, knowledge, beatitude and love in their essence and their truth.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, [T5],
156:When we trust in the Divine's Grace we get an unfailing courage. 15 May 1954
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Faith and the Divine Grace, TRUST IN THE DIVINE GRACE AND HELP [92],
157:As for withdrawal of Grace, it might be said that few are those from whom the Grace withdraws, but many are those who withdraw from the Grace.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
158:Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid it will never begin…." ~ Grace Hanson [Grace Hanson is one of the protagonists on "Grace and Frankie." She is portrayed by Jane Fonda. For more of her quotes see:,
159:The Grace is something that pushes you towards the goal to be attained....The Grace is that which makes you march swiftly towards the realisation.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
160:The Guru's blessings help one in one's spiritual endeavor. By Mother's grace you have it already. Now dive deep into prayer, meditation, etc. Engage yourself in japa and meditation. ~ Manapurush Swami Shivananda,
161:Let us fasten our eyes on the blood of Christ and let us realize how precious it is to his Father because it was shed for our salvation and it brought the grace of repentance to the whole world. ~ Clement of Rome,
162:Every grace granted to man has three degrees in order; for by God it is communicated to Christ, from Christ it passes to the Virgin, and from the Virgin it descends to us." ~ Saint Bernardine of Siena, (1380-1444),
163:Just as the mother of pearl converts the raindrop it receives into pearl, the mature ones are redeemed by taking the divine look of the Sadguru as his grace. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
164:Only, intelligence has to recognize by the methods proper to it... the pre-eminence of love. It must not yield unless it knows why, and it must know this quite precisely and clearly. ~ Simone Weil, Gravity & Grace,
165:God, who had specially chosen me while I was still in my mother's womb, called me through his grace and chose to reveal his Son in me, so that I might preach the Good News about him to the pagans ~ Galatians 1:15).,
166:If you harbour anger and passions, it will be your ruin; especially lust and anger - they are demonic. If they arise in your heart, weep and pray before the Lord. By His grace they will fly away. ~ Swami Premananda,
167:It is when all seems lost that all can be saved. When you have lost confidence in your personal power, then you should have faith in the Divine Grace.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
168:Let no evil communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good that it may minister grace unto the hearers. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians, IV. 29, the Eternal Wisdom
169:He who learns must suffer. Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart
until, in our own despair, against our will,
comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. ~ Aeschylus,
170:Believe me, the Lord is always with you. If you practice a little, He will extend His helping hand to you. It is He who is protecting us all from miseries and troubles. How unbounded is His grace! ~ Swami Brahmananda,
171:Sin is said to take away some part of that good of nature, which is aptitude for grace, but sin never destroys completely the good of nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (QDdA a. 14ad17).,
172: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,
173:Things are said to be distant from God by the unlikeness to Him in NATURE or GRACE. And God is also above all by the EXCELLENCE of His own nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.81ad1).,
174:I hope that God will save me through the merits of the passion of Jesus. The more difficulties in life, the more I hope in God. By God's grace, I will not lose my soul, but I hope in his mercy. ~ Saint Paul of the Cross,
175:The life of grace unto which a man is regenerated, presupposes the life of the rational nature, in which man is capable of receiving instruction ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.71.1ad1).,
176:Without the Grace of the Divine nothing can be done, but for the full Grace to manifest the sadhak must make himself ready. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Divine Grace and Guidance,
177:The Divine's Grace is wonderful and almighty. And the ways of working of the Lord are full of a delightful sense of humour...
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, the Ways of Working of the Lord,
178:This world behind is made of truer stuff
        Than the manufactured tissue of earth's grace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, The Inner Fields,
179:On this day land and sea share between them the grace of the Saviour, and the whole world is filled with joy. Today's feast of the Epiphany manifests even more wonders than the feast of Christmas. ~ Proclus of Constantinople,
180:By practicing spiritual disciplines, you attain perfection by His grace. Of course some effort is necessary, but it ultimately ends in Realization of God and attainment of bliss. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
181: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,
182:There is a fullness of superabundant grace by which the Blessed Virgin excels all the saints because of the eminence and abundance of her merits ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 1).,
183:Up to a better covenant; disciplined From shadowy types to truth; from flesh to spirit; From imposition of strict laws to free Acceptance of large grace; from servile fear To filial; works of law to works of faith. ~ John Milton,
184:The word, the form, the charm, the glory and grace
Are missioned sparks from a stupendous Fire; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
185:Divine love so penetrated and filled the soul of Mary that no part of her was left untouched, so that she loved with her whole heart, with her whole soul, and her whole strength, and was full of grace. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
186:...everything really depends on the Divine Grace and we should look towards the future with confidence and serenity, at the same time progressing as fast as we can.
   ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms,
187:I like to think (it has to be!) of a cybernetic ecology where we are free of our labors and joined back to nature, returned to our mammal brothers and sisters, and all watched over by machines of loving grace.
   ~ Richard Brautigan,
188:Seek the answer in God's grace, not in doctrine; in the longing of the will, not in the understanding; in the sighs of prayer, not in research; seek the bridegroom not the teacher; God and not man; darkness not daylight. ~ Bonaventure,
189:So can we conclude that Divine Grace works best when it is established in the earth consciousness? Is it the aim of your endeavour to establish it permanently?

   Yes.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
190:An absolute faith and trust in the Grace is, in the last analysis, the Supreme Wisdom. 15 August 1956
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Faith and the Divine Grace, FAITH IN THE DIVINE AND HELP [106], [T9],
191: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,
192:Very few are those who can stand firm on the rock of their faith and trust in the Divine.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Elements of Yoga, Faith and the Divine Grace, Trust in the Divine Grace and Help,
193:Often, actually very often, God allows his greatest servants, those who are far advanced in grace, to make the most humiliating mistakes. This humbles them in their own eyes and in the eyes of their fellow men." ~ Saint Louis de Montfort,
194:The Grace and the help are always there for all who aspire for them and their power is limitless when received with faith and confidence.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Faith in the Divine Grace and Help,
195:Do not be discouraged, but continue to practice meditation. You will soon succeed in freeing your mind from distractions. He who keeps his mind God, finds His grace, and through His grace becomes absorbed in meditation. ~ SWAMI PREMANANDA,
196:It is reasonable to believe that she, who brought forth "the Only-Begotten of the Father full of grace and truth," received greater privileges of grace than all others ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.27.1).,
197:Grace and mercy be yours from the only-begotten Son, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; through him and with him be glory, honour and power to the Father and the life-giving Spirit, now and always and for ever. Amen. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
198:Length of time is no proof of an ultimate incapacity to arrive—it is only a sign that there is something in oneself which has to be overcome. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Divine Grace and Guidance,
199:The Grace is something that pushes you towards the goal to be attained. Do not try to judge it by your mind, you will not get anywhere, because it is something formidable which is not explained through human words or feelings. ~ MOTHER MIRA,
200:Grace is within you. Grace is your self. Grace is not something to be acquired from others. If it is external, it is useless. All that is necessary is to know its existence is in you. You are never out of its operation. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
201:Compose your mind and fix it on God. Say to your mind: "Plunge into the ocean of God." Make the best use of this Divine grace. Do not sacrifice the infinite bliss of God for the sake of the ephemeral pleasures of the world. ~ SWAMI BRAHMANANDA,
202:I give peace to the humble and the great,
And shed my grace on the foolish and the wise. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
203:The fiction writer presents mystery through manners, grace through nature, but when he finishes there always has to be left over that sense of Mystery which cannot be accounted for by any human formula. ~ Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners,
204:Theophanies are made from God in angelic and human nature enlightened, purified, and perfected by grace. They are produced by the descent of Divine Wisdom and the ascent of human and angelic intelligence. ~ John Scottus Eriugena, Periphyseon I,
205:Grace is always present... It is really inside you, in your Heart, and the moment you effect subsidence or merger of the mind into its Source, grace rushes forth, sprouting as from a spring within you. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
206:O Holy Spirit grant me the gift of prayer. Come into my heart, and [grant] me the strength not to abandon it because I sometimes grow weary of it; And give me the spirit of prayer, the grace to pray continually. ~ Prayer of St. Alphonsus Liguori,
207:The UNDERSTANDING of principles results from man's very nature, which is equally shared by all: whereas FAITH results from the gift of grace, which is not equally in all ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.5.4ad3).,
208:Increase the time and energy devoted to Japa and meditation slowly and gradually. If there be sincerity, depth of feeling and firmness of purpose, you will have everything you desire in the fullness of time, through His grace. ~ SWAMI VIRAJANANDA,
209:Be sincere in your practice, words and deeds. You will feel blessed! Practice meditation sincerely and you will understand His infinite grace. God wants sincerity, truthfulness and love. Outward verbal effusions do not touch Him. ~ Sri Sarada Devi,
210:Grace was in Christ not merely as in an individual, but also as in the Head of the whole Church, to Whom all are united, as members to a head, who constitute one mystical person ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.19.4).,
211:If a man sin after receiving the grace of the New Testament, he deserves greater punishment, as being ungrateful for greater benefits, and as not using the help given to him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.106.2ad2).,
212:If a person possesses sincere yearning for the Lord and is eager to follow the spiritual path, he is sure to find a real Guru through the grace of the Lord. Therefore a spiritual aspirant need not feel anxious about finding a Guru. ~ SWAMI BRAHMANANDA,
213:It is by the Grace of the Divine and the aid of a Force greater than your own, not by personal capacity and worth that you can attain the goal of the sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Call and the Capacity,
214:Grace may sometimes bring undeserved or apparently undeserved fruits, but one can't demand Grace as a right and privilege—for then it would not be Grace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Divine Grace and Guidance,
215:Like the child who does not reason and has no care, trust thyself to the Divine that His will may be done.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Elements of Yoga, Faith and the Divine Grace, Trust in the Divine Grace and Help,
216:My father and I will come to him and make our home with him. Open wide your door to the one who comes. Open your soul, throw open the depths of your heart to see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the sweetness of grace. ~ Ambrose of Milan,
217:Death was not part of nature; it became part of nature. God did not decree death from the beginning; he prescribed it as a remedy…. Without the assistance of grace, immortality is more of a burden than a blessing. ~ Saint Ambrose On the Death of Satyrus,
218:Confident of His grace, expect His will;
Let Him lead; though hidden be the bourne,
See Him in all that happens; that fulfil
For which thou wert born. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, To R.,
219:Actual grace is constantly offered to us for the accomplishment of the duty of the present moment, just as air comes constantly into our lungs to permit us to breathe. ~ Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, The Three Ages of the Interior Life: Prelude of Eternal Life,
220:It is customary, even in Sacred Scripture, to say that God hardens someone or blinds someone in the sense that God does not bestow the grace on him by which he may be softened and see ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On Job ch. 7).,
221:Prayer is the light of the spirit, true knowledge of God, mediating between God and man.... I speak of prayer, not words. It is the longing for God, love too deep for words, a gift not given by man but by God's grace. ~ Saint John Chrysostom [PG 64, 462-466],
222:For though I have with me good men, devout brethren, faithful friends, holy books, beautiful treatises, sweet songs and hymns, all these help and please but little when I am abandoned by grace and left to my poverty. ~ Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ,
223: (Mother to Mona Sarkar:) "It is invincible and does not follow the slow natural route but jumps, takes a leap, towards the goal. Whatever may be the outer consequences, the Grace carries you directly to me." ~ The Mother, Sweet Mother - Luminous Notes, p.116
224:And if it is a play of the All-Existence, then we may well consent to play out our part in it with grace and courage, well take delight in the game along with our divine Playmate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Renunciation,
225:Endure and you will triumph. Victory goes to the most enduring. And with the Grace and divine love nothing is impossible. My force and love are with you. At the end of the struggle there is Victory
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
226: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,
227:If you want to be great, give up hatred. Then God's grace will descend on you. No one can become great unless God makes one great. A hateful man can never make progress. If you want to rise high up, renounce hatred. Perform good works alone. ~ Swami Adbhutananda,
228:Pure devotion is gained through the grace of great souls, or through a little of the divine grace. To come in contact with a great soul is indeed extremely difficult. It is impossible to know them fully. Yet, it is infallible in its effect. ~ NARADA BHAKTI SUTRAS,
229:Whosoever suffers for justice's sake, provided that he be in a state of grace, merits his salvation thereby, according to Mt. 5:10: "Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice's sake" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.48.1).,
230:Be pure. Then you will be able to understand everything. Pray to Him. Crave for the strength to develop purity. Everything will happen by His grace. Unless He bestows the power, no one can become pure. Purity, purity, purity—chant this mantra. ~ Swami Adbhutananda,
231:How many people want to hear about God? That desire comes through God's special grace. Real yearning for God is the result of associating with the holy, and a person gets the opportunity for holy company only as a result of many good actions. ~ Swami Ramakrishnananda,
232:Meet together in common — every single one of you — in grace, in one faith and on Jesus Christ (who was of David's line in his human nature, son of man and son of God) that you may obey the bishop and presbytery with undistracted mind. ~ Saint Ignatius of Antioch,
233:Grace is ever present, Grace is the Self, you are never but of its operation. All you have to do is to merge in the heart and surrender. All that is necessary is to know its existence. Earnest effort never fails. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
234:It is not one's personal fitness and worthiness that makes one succeed, but the Mother's grace and power and the consent of the soul to her grace and the workings of her Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Call and the Capacity,
235:I have never met a man so religious and devout that he has not experienced at some time a withdrawal of grace and felt a lessening of fervor. No saint was so sublimely rapt and enlightened as not to be tempted before and after. ~ Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ,
236:Since this fountain, this source of life, this table surrounds us with untold blessings and fills us with the gifts of the Spirit, let us approach it with sincerity of heart and purity of conscience to receive grace and mercy in our time of need. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
237:The Church of God that sojourns at Rome, to the Church of God sojourning at Corinth, to hem who are called and sanctified by the will of God, through our Lord Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, from almighty God through Jesus Christ, be multiplied. ~ Saint Clement,
238:Divine grace is essential for realization. It leads on to God-realization. But such grace is vouchsafed only to him who is a true devotee or a yogin, who has striven hard and ceaselessly on the path towards freedom. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
239: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,
240:May divine wisdom open to you, through the Lord's grace! To make all mankind your own by loving all — that is the real Jnana, the real Bhakti of this age. Work and serve with all your heart, and thus you will receive Bhakti, Moksha, Jnana, and Vijnana. ~ Swami Premananda,
241:In tasting gall Jesus took on himself the bitterness and toil of man's mortal, painful life. By drinking vinegar he made his own the degradation men had suffered, and in the same act gave us the grace to better our condition treatise ~ Theodoret of Cyr, On the Incarnation).,
242:There is one God, eternal truth is his name,
Creator of all things, and the all-pervading
spirit.
Fearless and without hatred, timeless and
formless.
Beyond birth and death, self-enlightened.
He is known by the grace of the Guru. ~ Guru Nanak, Mul Mantra,
243:Do not seek for human help, but look only to the grace of the Lord. He will protect you. Pray to Him & depend on Him alone. Human help is so uncertain. Human friends are selfish and they betray; but He is the Divine Friend, who loves for the sake of love. ~ SWAMI PARAMANANANDA,
244:When the mind has put off the old self & put on the one born of grace, it will see its own state in the time of prayer resembling sapphire or the color of heaven; this state scripture calls the place of God that was seen by the elders on Mount Sinai. ~ Evagrius, On Thoughts 39,
245:[The human being] only escapes from the laws of this world in lightning flashes. Instants when everything stands still, instants of contemplation, of pure intuition.... It is through such instants that he [or she] is capable of the supernatural. ~ Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace,
246:After baptism, we are called God's children. Therefore we should carefully examine our Father's characteristics, so that, by molding and framing ourselves in the likeness of our Father, we may appear true children of him who calls us to adoption by grace. ~ Saint Gregory of Nyssa,
247:A man who has been justified, who from impious has been made pious, receives a gift (since he had no antecedent good merit) by which he may also acquire merit: what was begun in him by Christ's grace can also be augmented by the industry of his free choice. ~ Prosper of Aquitaine,
248:Like the sunshine, permeating the atmosphere, spreading over land & sea, & yet is enjoyed by each person as though it were for him alone, so the Spirit pours forth his grace in full measure, sufficient for all, & yet is present as though exclusively to everyone. ~ Basil the Great,
249:The Holy Spirit renews us in baptism through his godhead, which he shares w/ the Father and the Son. Finding us in a state of deformity, the Spirit restores our original beauty and fills us with his grace, leaving no room for anything unworthy of our love. ~ Didymus of Alexandria,
250:We should understand divine things according to this union of grace. It is not as if we draw divine things down to the level of the things of our experience, but rather we are drawn out of ourselves & placed in God, so that by this union we are totally deified. ~ Aquinas, DDN 7.1,
251:What is the goal of spiritual practices? It is to realize God, to attain Divine grace. The practices are meant to clear the heart of all the impurities brought there by lust & greed. Unless this is done, you can never reach your goal, however much you may try. ~ SWAMI BRAHMANANDA,
252:One cannot have realization without the grace of the God. Cry to Him and pray & you will have His grace. He is right inside. You will realize Him the moment He lifts the veil of ignorance. It is grace & grace alone that we need. There is no other way. ~ Manapurush Swami Shivananda,
253:One cannot have realization without the grace of the God. Cry to Him & pray and you will have His grace. He is right inside. You will realize Him the moment He lifts the veil of ignorance. It is grace & grace alone that we need. There is no other way. ~ Manapurush Swami Shivananda,
254:The most divine prophets lived according to Christ Jesus. On this account they were persecuted, being inspired by his grace to fully convince the unbelieving that there is one God, who manifested himself by Jesus Christ his Son, who is his eternal Word. ~ Saint Ignatius of Antioch,
255:With each person the guidance works differently according to his nature, the conditions of his life, his cast of consciousness, his stage of development, his need of farther experience. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Divine Grace and Guidance,
256:Nobody will able to get anything for you ; you will have to do it yourself. God will help you and bestow His grace upon you if you set yourself to work in dead earnest. Even God Himself carries the burden of such one upon His shoulders and leads him part of the way.~ Swami Virajananda,
257:Who is worthy or unworthy in front of the Divine Grace?

   All are children of the one and the same Mother. Her love is equally spread over all of them. But to each one She gives according to his nature and receptivity.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
258:Although human nature is not nobler than that of an angel, there has nevertheless been conferred upon a human person a grace greater than upon any angel, namely, upon the Blessed Virgin and upon Christ as man ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On Truth, 24.9ad2).,
259:And from this point of view no formulation is better than any other; the best of all is the one that helps each one to remember, that is, the way in which the intervention of the Grace has crystallised in the thought.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958,
260:In that fair subtle realm behind our own
The 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, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
261:Bhakti is the one essential thing. To be sure, God exists in all beings. Who, then is a devotee? He whose mind dwells on God. But this is not possible as long as one has egotism and vanity. The water of God's grace cannot collect on the high mound of egotism. It runs down. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
262:God can be seen. By practicing spiritual discipline one sees God, through His grace. The rishis directly realized the Self. One cannot know the truth about God through science. Science gives us information only about things perceived by the senses. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
263:If part of the being surrenders, but another part reserves itself, follows its own way or makes its own conditions, then each time that that happens, you are yourself pushing the divine Grace away from you.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother, [T6],
264:Do u ever weep for God? How wonderful is the state when the name of the Lord brings tears to the eyes! The Master said, 'if u weep before the Lord, ur tears wipe out the mind's impurities of many births, & his grace immediately descends upon u. It is good to weep before the Lord.~ Swami Turiyananda,
265:Christ of Himself instituted the sacraments whereby we obtain grace: Baptism, Eucharist, Orders of the ministers of the New Law, by the institution of the apostles and seventy-two disciples, Penance, and indissoluble Matrimony ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.108.2).,
266:The existence of God and other like truths about God, which can be known by natural reason, are not articles of faith, but are preambles to the articles; for faith presupposes natural knowledge, even as grace presupposes nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.2.2ad1).,
267:Behold the beginning of wisdom; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her and she shall promote thee. She shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. ~ Proverbs,
268: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 u worship with love even a brick or stone as God, then thro His grace u can see Him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
269:Jul 16 There is infinite strength in you. Never lose faith in yourself, my boy; God is in you. And His grace too. He is gracious to all. … Have faith, therefore; have firm faith in Him. Work hard with unshakable determination, and He will give you all knowledge. Strive unceasingly.~ Swami Brahmananda,
270:The members of the Brahmo Samaj sing the name of Hari. That is very good. Through earnest prayer one receives the grace of God and realizes Him. God can be realized by means of all paths. The same God is invoked by different names. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Ramakrishna,
271:As the certitude of scientia rests on first principles naturally known, so the principles of faith are known from a light divinely infused: "You are saved by grace, through faith; and this is not due to yourselves, for it is the gift of God" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Eph 2:8).,
272:It is effort and work that lead to effortlessness and freedom of the spirit when the mind has become purified enough to let Grace take over. We are never out of its operation, but earnest effort is necessary to know its existence. Such effort never fails. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
273:Yes, my child, the Nature can change, completely change with the practice of Yoga - nothing is impossible for the Divine Grace - it can transform a being so totally that all that seemed for it completely impossible becomes not only possible but done. ~ The Mother, White Roses, Huta, 12,
274:You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. ~ G K Chesterton,
275:The Blessed Virgin is said to have merited to bear the Lord of all, not because she merited God to be incarnate, but because she merited, from the grace given to her, that grade of purity and holiness, which suited her to be the Mother of God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.2.11ad3).,
276:There are two powers that alone can effect in their conjunction the great and difficult thing which is the aim of our endeavour, a fixed and unfailing aspiration that calls from below and a supreme Grace from above that answers.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother, [T4],
277:The path of karma is extremely difficult. Therefore one should pray: 'O God, make my duties fewer and fewer; and may I, through Thy grace, do the few duties that Thou givest me without any attachment to their results! May I have no desire to be involved in many activities! ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
278:This maya, that is to say, the ego, is like a cloud. The sun cannot be seen on account of a thin patch of cloud; when that disappears one sees the sun. If by the grace of the guru one's ego vanishes, then one sees God. The jiva is nothing but the embodiment of Satchidananda ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
279:However much you may try, without God's grace nothing can be attained; He cannot be realized without grace. But Divine grace descends not so easily. You shall have to banish your ego completely from the heart. If you have the egoistic feeling: I am the doer, you can never see Go ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
280:I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment and sorrow, just in order to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, in order to experience grace. ~ Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha,
281:182. To mingle the right action with the action that is not akin to it is called the confused practice. The man that erreth therein hath not attained unto the single heart. He knoweth not thankfulness for the grace of the Enlightened One. ~ Shinran, Wisdom of the East Buddhist Psalms translated from the Japanese of Shinran Shonin,
282:Who will presume that he's living in such a way that he has no need to say to God, Forgive us our debts? Only an arrogant person... not someone who is truly great but someone puffed up with pride, who is justly resisted by the one who pours out his grace and humble. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
283:Christ takes shape in a believer through the faith that is in his inmost soul. Such a believer, gentle and humble of heart, is called to the freedom of grace. He does not boast of the merit he gains from good works, for they are worth nothing. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, Exposition on Galatians,
284:The Holy Spirit is given in measure, not in respect to his ESSENCE or POWER, according to which he is infinite, but in respect to his GIFTS, which are given in a measured way: "Grace has been given to each of us according to measure" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Eph 4:7)(Commentary on John 3, lect. 6).,
285:Men hail in my coming the Almighty's force
   Or praise with thankful tears his saviour Grace.
   I smite the Titan who bestrides the world
   And slay the ogre in his blood-stained den.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
286:A loving recognition of the Grace received from the Divine.
   A humble recognition of all that the Divine has done and is doing for you.
   The spontaneous feeling of obligation to the Divine, which makes you do your best to become less unworthy of what the Divine is doing for you.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
287:Its touch can turn difficulties into opportunities, failure into success and weakness into unfaultering strength. For the grace of the Divine Mother is the sanction of the Supreme and now or tomorrow its effect is sure, a thing decreed, inevitable and irresistible.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
288:Behold the beginning of wisdom; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her and she shall promote thee. She shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. ~ Proverbs, the Eternal Wisdom
289: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, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
290: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,
291: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,
292:24 I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope.
25 In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue.
26 Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. ~ Sirach 24:24-26, Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition, biblegateway
293:Psychic life in the universe is a work of the divine Grace. Psychic growth is a work of the divine Grace and the ultimate power of the psychic being over the physical-being will also be a result of the divine Grace. And the mind, if it wants to be at all useful, has only to remain very quiet, as quiet as it can, because if it meddles in it, it is sure to spoil everything.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955,
294:The Divine Grace and Power can do anything, but with the full assent of the sadhak.
   To learn to give the full assent, is the whole meaning of the sadhana. It may take time either because of ideas in the mind, desires in the vital or inertia in the physical consciousness, but these things have to be and can be removed with the aid or by calling in the action of the Divine Force.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II, [T9],
295:The Divine Grace alone has the power to intervene and change the course of Universal Justice. The great work of the Avatar is to manifest the Divine Grace upon earth. To be a disciple of the Avatar is to become an instrument of the Divine Grace. The Mother is the great dispensatrix-through identity-of the Divine Grace, with a perfect knowledge-through identity-of the absolute mechanism of Universal Justice.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
296:You cannot do anything alone. You must put yourself into the hands of the Divine Grace. When you feel lonely, miserable, and upset, at once you should call the Divine Grace and pray sincerely to the Grace to help and to do everything for you, because it is the Divine Grace which can do everything.

If you put everything into the hands of the Divine Grace, and worry less, you will be all right much quicker. 09-03-1957. ~ The Mother, MOTHER YOU SAID SO, BY HUTA (Page no.45),
297:To me any activity is more important than its cost to me, even if the cost is unreasonable. Money should never be the criterion for such decisions. If we say we can't have something because of its cost, we limit our receptivity to the Grace and hamper its workings. Money is only a medium of exchange, it is all relative and the Divine resources are inexhaustible. Is this attitude a correct one?

   You are quite right and I approve of your attitude.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III,
298:(Nirodbaran:) Doesn't the Grace act unconditionally?

(Sri Aurobindo:) It does, especially on those who have been predestined for some definite work in life. Yes, the Grace is unconditional; but at the same time how will it work if a man is throwing it away or doesn't recognise it? It would be like constantly spilling from a cup in which something is being poured. If one recognises the Grace and expresses gratitude, it acts more quickly and more powerfully."[4] ~ Nirodbaran, Talks with Sri Aurobindo, p.8, 11 December 1938,
299:It sullies with its mire heaven's messengers:
Its thorns of fallen nature are the defence
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,
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,
300:7. Don't entertain such thoughts of imperfection, lack of qualities, etc. You are already perfect. Get rid of the ideas of imperfection and need for development. There is nothing to realize or annihilate. You are the Self. The ego does not exist. Pursue the enquiry and see if there is anything to be realised or annihilated. See if there is any mind to be controlled. Even the effort is being made by the mind which does not exist. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Surpassing Love and Grace An Offering from His Devotees,
301:Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous. I want to be a writer who reminds others that these moments exist; I want to prove that there is infinite space, infinite meaning, infinite dimension. But I am not always in what I call a state of grace. I have days of illuminations and fevers. I have days when the music in my head stops. Then I mend socks, prune trees, can fruits, polish furniture. But while I am doing this I feel I am not living. ~ Anaïs Nin,
302:
   When the heart is hard and parched up, come upon me with a shower of mercy.
   When grace is lost from life, come with a burst of song.
   When tumultuous work raises its din on all sides shutting me out from beyond, come to me, my lord of silence, with thy peace and rest.
   When my beggarly heart sits crouched, shut up in a corner, break open the door, my king, and come with the ceremony of a king.
   When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust, O thou holy one, thou wakeful, come with thy light and thy thunder.
   ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
303:First, once and for all, you should know that luck, good or bad, does not exist. What to our ignorance looks like luck is simply the result of causes we know nothing about. It is certain that for someone who has desires, when his desires are not satisfied, it is a sign that the Divine Grace is with him and wants, through experience, to make him progress rapidly, by teaching him that a willing and spontaneous surrender to the Divine Will is a much surer way to be happy in peace and light than the satisfaction of any desire.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo,
304:These questionings and depressions are very foolish movements of the mind. If you were not open to the Grace, you would not have had these descents or experiences and there would have been no such progress as you have made. You have not to put such questions but to take it as a settled fact, and with full faith in the Mother and her working in you go on with your sadhana. Whatever difficulties there may be, will be solved in time by the natural progress of the sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
305:D.: Impurities of limitation, ignorance and desire (anava, mayika, and kamya) place obstacles in the way of meditation. How to conquer them?
M.: Not to be swayed by them.
D.: Grace is necessary.
M.: Yes, Grace is both the beginning and the end. Introversion is due to Grace: Perseverance is Grace; and Realisation is Grace. That is the reason for the statement: Mamekam saranam vraja (only surrender to Me). If one has entirely surrendered oneself is there any part left to ask for Grace? He is swallowed up by Grace. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 319,
306:I feel sincerely that I want the Divine and nothing else. But when I am in contact with other people, when I am busy with things without any value, I naturally forget the Divine, my one goal. Is it insincerity? If not, then what does it mean?

   Yes. It is insincerity of the being, in which one part wants the Divine and another part wants something else. It is through ignorance and stupidity that the being is insincere. But with a persevering will and an absolute confidence in the Divine Grace, one can cure this insincerity.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
307:(Mother to Mona Sarkar:) "You know, the Grace is something that pushes you towards the goal to be reached. Do not try to judge it with your mind – you will get nowhere. For it is something tremendous which is not expressed in words or in feelings.
You know, when the Grace acts, the result could be a death or misfortune or happiness; it could even be a catastrophe but it is always the best for the individual. It is a blow sent by the Divine for a bounding progress. The Grace is that which makes you advance rapidly towards the realisation." ~ The Mother, Sweet Mother - Luminous Notes, p.116
308:I believe faith is a human universal. We are endowed at birth with nascent capacities for faith. How these capacities are activated and grow depends to a large extent on how we are welcomed into the world and what kinds of environments we grow in. Faith is interactive and social; it requires community, language, ritual and nurture. Faith is also shaped by initiatives from beyond us and other people, initiatives of spirit or grace. How these latter initiatives are recognized and imaged, or unperceived and ignored, powerfully affects the shape of faith in our lives.
   ~ James W Fowler, Stages Of Faith,
309: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,
310:What we call destiny is only in fact the result of the present condition of the being and the nature and energies it has accumulated in the past acting on each other and determining the present attempts and their future results. But as soon as one enters the path of spiritual life, this old predetermined destiny begins to recede. There comes in a new factor, the Divine Grace, the help of a higher Divine Force other than the force of Karma, which can lift the sadhak beyond the present possibilities of his nature. One's spiritual destiny is then the divine election which ensures the future.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - I, [T1],
311: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,
312:Why does one feel afraid?

   I suppose it is because one is egoistic.
   There are three reasons. First, an excessive concern about one's security. Next, what one does not know always gives an uneasy feeling which is translated in the consciousness by fear. And above all, one doesn't have the habit of a spontaneous trust in the Divine. If you look into things sufficiently deeply, this is the true reason. There are people who do not even know that That exists, but one could tell them in other words, 'You have no faith in your destiny' or 'You know nothing about Grace' - anything whatever, you may put it as you like, but the root of the matter is a lack of trust. If one always had the feeling that it is the best that happens in all circumstances, one would not be afraid
   ~ The Mother,
313: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,
314:11. 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,
315:The more complete your faith, sincerity and surrender, the more will grace and protection be with you. And when the grace and protection of the Divine Mother are with you, what is there that can touch you or whom need you fear? A little of it even will carry you through all difficulties, obstacles and dangers, surrounded by its full presence you can go securely on your way because it is hers, careless of all menace, unaffected by any hostility however powerful, whether from this world or from worlds invisible. Its touch can turn difficulties into opportunities, failure into success and weakness into unfaltering strength. For the grace of the Divine Mother is the sanction of the Supreme and now or tomorrow its effect is sure, a thing decreed, inevitable and irresistible.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
316:For throughout its life, without knowing it or with some presentiment of it, it was Thou whom it was seeking; in all its passions, all its enthusiasms, all its hopes and disillusionments, all its sufferings and all its joys, it was Thou whom it ardently wanted. And now that it has found Thee, now that it possesses Thee in a supreme Peace and Felicity, it wonders that it should have needed so many sensations, emotions, experiences to discover Thee.
   But all this, which was a struggle, a turmoil, a perpetual effort, has become through the sovereign grace of Thy conscious Presence, a priceless fortune which the being rejoices to offer as its gift to Thee. The purifying flame of Thy illumination has turned it into jewels of price laid down as a living holocaust on the altar of my heart.
   ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations, 322, [T1],
317:PURANI: There was some effort. Only, you can say that the effort was negligible in proportion to the success.
   SRI AUROBINDO: It is not a question of proportion. One may have put in a great deal of effort and yet there could be no result because there was not a complete and total sincerity. On the other hand, when the result comes with little effort it is because the whole being has responded-- and Grace found it possible to act. All the same, effort is a contributory factor. Sometimes one goes on making an effort with no result or even the condition becomes worse. And when one has given it up, one finds suddenly that the result has come. It may be that the effort was keeping up the resistance too. And when the effort is given up, the resistance says, "This fellow has given up effort. What is the use of resisting anymore?" ( Laughter ) ~ Nirodbaran, TALKS WITH SRI AUROBINDO VOLUME 1, 405,
318: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,
319:  If everything depends on the Divine intervention, then man is only a puppet and there is no use of sadhana, and there are no conditions, no law of things - therefore no universe, but only the Divine rolling things about at his pleasure. No doubt in the last resort all can be said to be the Divine cosmic working, but it is through persons, through forces that it works - under the conditions of Nature. Special intervention there can be and is, but all cannot be special intervention.

  The Divine Grace and Power can do everything, but with the full assent of the sadhak. To learn to give that full assent is the whole meaning of the sadhana. It may take time either because of ideas in the mind, desires in the vital or inertia in the physical consciousness, but these things have to be and can be removed with the aid or by calling in the action of the Divine Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga II, 1.4.01,
320:The Seven Da Vincian Principles are:
   Curiosità - An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.
   Dimostrazione - A commitment to test knowledge through experience, persistence, and a willingness to learn from mistakes.
   Sensazione - The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to enliven experience.
   Sfumato (literally "Going up in Smoke") - A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty.
   Arte/Scienza - The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination. "Whole-brain" thinking.
   Corporalità - The cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise.
   Connessione - A recognition of and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. Systems thinking.
   ~ Michael J. Gelb, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day,
321:Maheshwari can appear too calm and great and distant for the littleness of earthly nature to approach or contain her, Mahakali too swift and formidable for its weakness to bear; but all turn with joy and longing to Mahalakshmi.
   For she throws the spell of the intoxicating sweetness of the Divine: to be close to her is a profound happiness and to feel her within the heart is to make the existence a rapture and a marvel; grace and charm and tenderness flow from her like the light from the sun and wherever she fixes her wonderful gaze or lets fall of the loveliness of her smile, the soul is seized and made captive and plunged into the depths of an unfathomable bliss.
   Magnetic is the touch of her hands and their occult and delicate influence refines the mind and life and body and where she presses her feet course miraculous streams of an entrancing Ananda.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
322: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,
323:Part 3 - Return
12. 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,
324:Metamorphosis: The transmutation of the mind to magical consciousness has often been called the Great Work. It has a far-reaching purpose leading eventually to the discovery of the True Will. Even a slight ability to change oneself is more valuable than any power over the external universe.
   Metamorphosis is an exercise in willed restructuring of the mind. All attempts to reorganize the mind involve a duality between conditions as they are and the preferred condition. Thus it is impossible to cultivate any virtue like spontaneity, joy, pious, pride, grace or omnipotence without involving oneself in more conventionality, sorrow, guilt, sin and impotence in the process. Religions are founded on the fallacy that one can or ought to have one without the other.
   High magic recognizes the dualistic condition but does not care whether life is bittersweet or sweet and sour; rather it seeks to achieve any arbitrary perceptual perspective at will.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber MMM,
325:The hostile forces have a certain self-chosen function: it is to test the condition of the individual, of the work, of the earth itself and their readiness for the spiritual descent and fulfilment. At every step of the journey, they are there attacking furiously, criticising, suggesting, imposing despondency or inciting to revolt, raising unbelief, amassing difficulties. No doubt, they put a very exaggerated interpretation on the rights given them by their function, making mountains even out of what seems to us a mole-hill. A little trifling false step or mistake and they appear on the road and clap a whole Himalaya as a barrier across it. But this opposition has been permitted from of old not merely as a test or ordeal, but as a compulsion on us to seek a greater strength, a more perfect self-knowledge, an intenser purity and force of aspiration, a faith that nothing can crush, a more powerful descent of the Divine Grace.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
326:There is nothing unintelligible in what I say about strength and Grace. Strength has a value for spiritual realisation, but to say that it can be done by strength only and by no other means is a violent exaggeration. Grace is not an invention, it is a face of spiritual experience. Many who would be considered as mere nothings by the wise and strong have attained by Grace; illiterate, without mental power or training, without "strength" of character or will, they have yet aspired and suddenly or rapidly grown into spiritual realisation, because they had faith or because they were sincere. ...

   Strength, if it is spiritual, is a power for spiritual realisation; a greater power is sincerity; the greatest power of all is Grace. I have said times without number that if a man is sincere, he will go through in spite of long delay and overwhelming difficulties. I have repeatedly spoken of the Divine Grace. I have referred any number of times to the line of the Gita:

   "I will deliver thee from all sin and evil, do not grieve." ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
327:
   Sweet Mother, Sri Aurobindo has said somewhere that if one surrenders to the Divine Grace, it will do everything for us. Therefore, what value has tapasya?

If you want to know what Sri Aurobindo has said on a given subject, you must at least read all that he has written on that subject. You will then see that he has apparently said the most contradictory things. But when one has read everything, and understood a little, one perceives that all the contradictions complement each other and are organised and unified into an integral synthesis. Here is another quotation from Sri Aurobindo which will show you that your question is based on ignorance. There are many others which you can read with interest and which will make your intelligence more supple: 'If there is not a complete surrender, then it is not possible to adopt the baby cat attitude; it becomes mere tamasic passivity calling itself surrender. If a complete surrender is not possible in the beginning, it follows that personal effort is necessary.' 16 December 1964
   ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother, 308,
328:Four Powers Of The Mother
   In talking about the four powers of the Mother, it helps to know that in India, traditionally, the evolutionary principle of creation is approached, and adored, as the great Mother. Sri Aurobindo distinguishes four main powers and personalities through which this evolutionary force manifests.
   Maheshwari - One is her personality of calm wideness and comprehending wisdom and tranquil benignity and inexhaustible compassion and sovereign and surpassing majesty and all-ruling greatness.
   Mahakali - Another embodies her power of splendid strength and irresistible passion, her warrior mood, her overwhelming will, her impetuous swiftness and world-shaking force.
   Mahalakshmi - A third is vivid and sweet and wonderful with her deep secret of beauty and harmony and fine rhythm, her intricate and subtle opulence, her compelling attraction and captivating grace.
   Mahasaraswati - The fourth is equipped with her close and profound capacity of intimate knowledge and careful flawless work and quiet and exact perfection in all things.
   ~ ?, https://www.auroville.com/silver-ring-mother-s-symbol.html,
329: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,
330:It proceeds by a personal effort to a conversion through a divine influence and possession; but this divine grace, if we may so call it, is not simply a mysterious flow or touch coming from above, but the all-pervading act of a divine presence which we come to know within as the power of the highest Self and Master of our being entering into the soul and so possessing it that we not only feel it close to us and pressing upon our mortal nature, but live in its law, know that law, possess it as the whole power of our spiritualised nature. The conversion its action will effect is an integral conversion of our ethical being into the Truth and Right of the divine nature, of our intellectual into the illumination of divine knowledge, our emotional into the divine love and unity, our dynamic and volitional into a working of the divine power, our aesthetic into a plenary reception and a creative enjoyment of divine beauty, not excluding even in the end a divine conversion of the vital and physical being. It regards all the previous life as an involuntary and unconscious or half-conscious preparatory growing towards this change and Yoga as the voluntary and conscious
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
331:Q: What is the right attitude to stick on to this path till the Supramental Truth is realised?

"A: There is the psychic condition and sincerity and devotion to the Mother."

What is "the psychic condition"?

The psychic condition? That means being in relation with one's psychic, I suppose, being governed by one's psychic being.

Sweet Mother, I don't understand very clearly the difference between faith, belief and confidence.

But Sri Aurobindo has given the full explanation here. If you don't understand, then...

He has written "Faith is a feeling in the whole being."

The whole being, yes. Faith, that's the whole being at once. He says that belief is something that occurs in the head, that is purely mental; and confidence is quite different. Confidence - one can have confidence in life, trust in the Divine, trust in others, trust in one's own destiny, that is, one has the feeling that everything is going to help him, to do what he wants to do.

Faith is a certitude without any proof.

Mother, on what does faith depend?

Probably on Divine Grace. Some people have it spontaneously. There are others who need to make a great effort to have it.
~ The Mother, Question and Answers, Volume-6, page no.120,
332:Endure and you will triumph. Victory goes to the most enduring. And with the Grace and divine love nothing is impossible. My force and love are with you. At the end of the struggle there is Victory And so we find once more that the Ego-idea must be ruthlessly rooted out before Understanding can be attained The emptiness that you described in your letter yesterday was not a bad thing - it is this emptiness inward and outward that often in Yoga becomes the first step towards a new consciousness. Man's nature is like a cup of dirty water - the water has to be thrown out, the cup left clean and empty for the divine liquor to be poured into it. The difficulty is that the human physical consciousness feels it difficult to bear this emptiness - it is accustomed to be occupied by all sorts of little mental and vital movements which keep it interested and amused or even if in trouble and sorrow still active. The cessation of these things is hard to bear for it. It begins to feel dull and restless and eager for the old interests and movements. But by this restlessness it disturbs the quietude and brings back the things that had been thrown out. It is this that is creating the difficulty and the obstruction for the moment. If you can accept emptiness as a passage to the true consciousness and true movements, then it will be easier to get rid of the obstacle.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III,
333:I have written a short sentence which will appear in the Bulletin, the next Bulletin. It goes something like this (I dont remember the words exactly now): If you say to the Divine with conviction, I want only You, the Divine will arrange all the circumstances in such a way as to compel you to be sincere.1 Something in the being I want only You. the aspiration and then one wants a hundred odd things all the time, isnt that so? At times something comes, just usually to disturb everythingit stands in the way and prevents you from realising your aspiration. Well, the Divine will come without showing Himself, without your seeing Him, without your having any inkling of it, and He will arrange all the circumstances in such a way that everything that prevents you from belonging solely to the Divine will be removed from your path, inevitably. Then when all is removed, you begin to howl and complain; but later, if you are sincere and look at yourself straight in the eye you have said to the Lord, you have said, I want only You. He will remain close to you, all the rest will go away. This is indeed a higher Grace. Only, you must say this with conviction. I dont even mean that you must say it integrally, because if one says it integrally, the work is done. What is necessary is that one part of the being, indeed the central will, says it with conviction: I want only You. Even once, and it suffices: all that takes more or less long, sometimes it stretches over years, but one reaches the goal. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954, 1954-06-16,
334:Thought's long far-circling journey touched its close
And ineffective paused the actor Will.
The symbol modes of being helped no more,
The structures Nescience builds collapsing failed,
All glory of outline, sweetness of harmony,
Rejected like a grace of trivial notes,
Expunged from Being's silence nude, austere,
Died into a fine and blissful Nothingness.
The Demiurges lost their names and forms,
The great schemed worlds that they had planned and wrought
Passed, taken and abolished one by one.
The universe removed its coloured veil,
And at the unimaginable end
Of the huge riddle of created things
Appeared the far-seen Godhead of the whole,
His feet firm-based on Life's stupendous wings,
Omnipotent, a lonely seer of Time,
Inward, inscrutable, with diamond gaze.
Attracted by the unfathomable regard
The unsolved slow cycles to their fount returned
To rise again from that invisible sea.
All from his puissance born was now undone;
Nothing remained the cosmic Mind conceives.
Eternity prepared to fade and seemed
A hue and imposition on the Void,
Space was the fluttering of a dream that sank
Before its ending into Nothing's deeps.
The spirit that dies not and the Godhead's self
Seemed myths projected from the Unknowable;
From It all sprang, in It is called to cease.
But what That was, no thought nor sight could tell.
Only a formless Form of self was left,
A tenuous ghost of something that had been,
The last experience of a lapsing wave ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 3:1,
335:Some young men who had come with an introduction from the Ramakrishna Mission at Madras asked Bhagavan, "Which is the proper path for us to follow?"

Bhagavan: When you speak of a path, where are you now? and where do you want to go? If these are known, then we can talk of the path. Know first where you are and what you are. There is nothing to be reached. You are always as you really are. But you don't realise it. That is all.

A little while after, one of the visitors asked Bhagavan, "I am now following the path of japa. Is that all right?"

Bhagavan: Yes. It is quite good. You can continue in that. The gentleman who asked about creation said, "I never thought I was going to have the good fortune of visiting Bhagavan. But circumstances have brought me here and I find in his presence, without any effort on my part, I am having santi. Apparently, getting peace does not depend on our effort.

It seems to come only as the result of grace!" Bhagavan was silent. Meanwhile, another visitor remarked, "No. Our effort is also necessary, though no one can do without grace." After some time, Bhagavan remarked, "Mantra japa, after a time, leads to a stage when you become Mantra maya i.e., you become that whose name you have been repeating or chanting.

First you repeat the mantra by mouth; later you do it mentally.

First, you do this dhyana with breaks. Later, you do it without any break. At that stage you realise you do dhyana without any effort on your part, that dhyana is your real nature. Till then, effort is necessary." ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Day By Day,
336:The Song Of View, Practice, And Action :::
Oh, my Guru! The Exemplar of the View, Practice, and Action,
Pray vouchsafe me your grace, and enable me
To be absorbed in the realm of Self-nature!

For the View, Practice, Action, and Accomplishment
There are three Key-points you should know:

All the manifestation, the Universe itself, is contained in the mind;
The nature of Mind is the realm of illumination
Which can neither be conceived nor touched.
These are the Key-points of the View.

Errant thoughts are liberated in the Dharmakaya;
The awareness, the illumination, is always blissful;
Meditate in a manner of non-doing and non-effort.
These are the Key-points of Practice.

In the action of naturalness
The Ten Virtues spontaneously grow;
All the Ten Vices are thus purified.
By corrections or remedies
The Illuminating Void is ne'er disturbed.
These are the Key-points of Action.

There is no Nivana to attain beyond;
There is no Samsara here to renounce;
Truly to know the Self-mind
It is to be the Buddha Himself.
These are the Key-points of Accomplishment.

Reduce inwardly the Three Key-points to One.
This One is the Void Nature of Being,
Which only a wondrous Guru
Can clearly illustrate.

Much activity is of no avail;
If one sees the Simultaneously Born Wisdom,
He reaches the goal.

For all practioners of Dharma
The preaching is a precious gem;
It is my direct experience from yogic meditation.
Think carefully and bear it in your minds,
Oh, my children and disciples. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
337:
   How can one "learn of pure delight"?

First of all, to begin with, one must through an attentive observation grow aware that desires and the satisfaction of desires give only a vague, uncertain pleasure, mixed, fugitive and altogether unsatisfactory. That is usually the starting-point.

   Then, if one is a reasonable being, one must learn to discern what is desire and refrain from doing anything that may satisfy one's desires. One must reject them without trying to satisfy them. And so the first result is exactly one of the first observations stated by the Buddha in his teaching: there is an infinitely greater delight in conquering and eliminating a desire than in satisfying it. Every sincere and steadfast seeker will realise after some time, sooner or later, at times very soon, that this is an absolute truth, and that the delight felt in overcoming a desire is incomparably higher than the small pleasure, so fleeting and mixed, which may be found in the satisfaction of his desires. That is the second step.

   Naturally, with this continuous discipline, in a very short time the desires will keep their distance and will no longer bother you. So you will be free to enter a little more deeply into your being and open yourself in an aspiration to... the Giver of Delight, the divine Element, the divine Grace. And if this is done with a sincere self-giving - something that gives itself, offers itself and expects nothing in exchange for its offering - one will feel that kind of sweet warmth, comfortable, intimate, radiant, which fills the heart and is the herald of Delight.    After this, the path is easy.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958,
338:She"
  
   How shall I welcome not this light
   Or, wakened by it, greet with doubt
   This beam as palpable to sight
   As visible to touch? How not,
   Old as I am and (some say) wise,
   Revive beneath her summer eyes?
  
   How not have all my nights and days,
   My spirit ranging far and wide,
   By recollections of her grace
   Enlightened and preoccupied?
   Preoccupied: the Morning Star
   How near the Sun and yet how far!
  
   Enlightened: true, but more than true,
   Or why must I discover there
   The meaning in this taintless dew,
   The dancing wave, this blessed air
   Enchanting in its morning dress
   And calm as everlastingness?
  
   The flame that in the heart resides
   Is parcel of that central Fire
   Whose energy is winds and tides-
   Is rooted deep in the Desire
   That smilingly unseals its power
   Each summer in each springing flower.
  
   Oh Lady Nature-Proserpine,
   Mistress of Gender, star-crowned Queen!
   Ah Rose of Sharon-Mistress mine,
   My teacher ere I turned fourteen,
   When first I hallowed from afar
   Your Beautyship in avatar!
  
   I sense the hidden thing you say,
   Your subtle whisper how the Word
   From Alpha on to Omega
   Made all things-you confide my Lord
   Himself-all, all this potent Frame,
   All save the riddle of your name.
  
   Wisdom! I heard a voice that said:
   "What riddle? What is that to you?
   How! By my follower betrayed!
   Look up-for shame! Now tell me true:
   Where meet you light, with love and grace?
   Still unacquainted with my face?"
  
   Dear God, the erring heart must live-
   Through strength and weakness, calm and glow-
   That answer Wisdom scorns to give.
   Much have I learned. One problem, though,
   I never shall unlock: Who then,
   Who made Sophia feminine?
   ~ Owen Barfield, 1978,
339:Sweet Mother, how can we cut the knot of the ego?
   How to cut it? Take a sword and strike it (laughter), when one becomes conscious of it. For usually one is not; we think it quite normal, what happens to us; and in fact it is very normal but we think it quite good also. So to begin with one must have a great clear-sightedness to become aware that one is enclosed in all these knots which hold one in bondage. And then, when one is aware that there's something altogether tightly closed in there - so tightly that one has tried in vain to move it - then one imagines one's will to be a very sharp sword-blade, and with all one's force one strikes a blow on this knot (imaginary, of course, one doesn't take up a sword in fact), and this produces a result. Of course you can do this work from the psychological point of view, discovering all the elements constituting this knot, the whole set of resistances, habits, preferences, of all that holds you narrowly closed in. So when you grow aware of this, you can concentrate and call the divine Force and the Grace and strike a good blow on this formation, these things so closely held, like that, that nothing can separate them. And at that moment you must resolve that you will no longer listen to these things, that you will listen only to the divine Consciousness and will do no other work except the divine work without worrying about personal results, free from all attachment, free from all preference, free from all wish for success, power, satisfaction, vanity, all this.... All this must disappear and you must see only the divine Will incarnated in your will and making you act. Then, in this way, you are cured.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954,
340:Sweet Mother, how can we cut the knot of the ego?

   How to cut it? Take a sword and strike it (laughter), when one becomes conscious of it. For usually one is not; we think it quite normal, what happens to us; and in fact it is very normal but we think it quite good also. So to begin with one must have a great clear-sightedness to become aware that one is enclosed in all these knots which hold one in bondage. And then, when one is aware that there's something altogether tightly closed in there - so tightly that one has tried in vain to move it - then one imagines one's will to be a very sharp sword-blade, and with all one's force one strikes a blow on this knot (imaginary, of course, one doesn't take up a sword in fact), and this produces a result. Of course you can do this work from the psychological point of view, discovering all the elements constituting this knot, the whole set of resistances, habits, preferences, of all that holds you narrowly closed in. So when you grow aware of this, you can concentrate and call the divine Force and the Grace and strike a good blow on this formation, these things so closely held, like that, that nothing can separate them. And at that moment you must resolve that you will no longer listen to these things, that you will listen only to the divine Consciousness and will do no other work except the divine work without worrying about personal results, free from all attachment, free from all preference, free from all wish for success, power, satisfaction, vanity, all this.... All this must disappear and you must see only the divine Will incarnated in your will and making you act. Then, in this way, you are cured.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954,
341:Hence, it's obvious to see why in AA the community is so important; we are powerless over ourselves. Since we don't have immediate awareness of the Higher Power and how it works, we need to be constantly reminded of our commitment to freedom and liberation. The old patterns are so seductive that as they go off, they set off the association of ideas and the desire to give in to our addiction with an enormous force that we can't handle. The renewal of defeat often leads to despair. At the same time, it's a source of hope for those who have a spiritual view of the process. Because it reminds us that we have to renew once again our total dependence on the Higher Power. This is not just a notional acknowledgment of our need. We feel it from the very depths of our being. Something in us causes our whole being to cry out, "Help!" That's when the steps begin to work. And that, I might add, is when the spiritual journey begins to work. A lot of activities that people in that category regard as spiritual are not communicating to them experientially their profound dependence on the grace of God to go anywhere with their spiritual practices or observances. That's why religious practice can be so ineffective. The real spiritual journey depends on our acknowledging the unmanageability of our lives. The love of God or the Higher Power is what heals us. Nobody becomes a full human being without love. It brings to life people who are most damaged. The steps are really an engagement in an ever-deepening relationship with God. Divine love picks us up when we sincerely believe nobody else will. We then begin to experience freedom, peace, calm, equanimity, and liberation from cravings for what we have come to know are damaging-cravings that cannot bring happiness, but at best only momentary relief that makes the real problem worse. ~ Thomas Keating, Divine Therapy and Addiction,
342:Man's refusal of the Divine Grace has been depicted very beautifully and graphically in a perfect dramatic form by Sri Aurobindo in Savitri. The refusal comes one by one from the three constituent parts of the human being. First of all man is a material being, a bodily creature, as such he is a being of ignorance and misery, of brutish blindness . He does not know that there is something other than his present state of misfortune and dark fate. He is not even aware that there may be anything higher or nobler than the ugliness he is steeped in. He lives on earth-life with an earth-consciousness, moves mechanically and helplessly through vicissitudes over which he has no control. Even so the material life is not a mere despicable thing; behind its darkness, behind its sadness, behind all its infirmities, the Divine Mother is there upholding it and infusing into it her grace and beauty. Indeed, she is one with this world of sorrows, she has in effect become it in her infinite pity and love so that this material body of hers may become conscious of its divine substance and manifest her true form. But the human being individualised and separated in egoistic consciousness has lost the sense of its inner reality and is vocal only in regard to its outward formulation. It is natural for physical man therefore to reject and deny the physical Godhead in him, he even curses it and wants to continue as he is.
He yells therefore in ignorance and anguish:
I am the Man of Sorrows, I am he
Who is nailed on the wide cross of the Universe . . .
I toil like the animal, like the animal die.
I am man the rebel, man the helpless serf...
I know my fate will ever be the same.
It is my Nature' s work that cannot change . . .
I was made for evil, evil is my lot;
Evil I must be and by evil live;
Nought other can I do but be myself;
What Nature made, that I must remain.2' ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta, On Savitri, 13,
343:When, in last week's aphorism, Sri Aurobindo opposed - as one might say - "knowledge" to "Wisdom", he was speaking of knowledge as it is lived in the average human consciousness, the knowledge which is obtained through effort and mental development, whereas here, on the contrary, the knowledge he speaks of is the essential Knowledge, the supramental divine Knowledge, Knowledge by identity. And this is why he describes it here as "vast and eternal", which clearly indicates that it is not human knowledge as we normally understand it.
Many people have asked why Sri Aurobindo said that the river is "slender". This is an expressive image which creates a striking contrast between the immensity of the divine, supramental Knowledge - the origin of this inspiration, which is infinite - and what a human mind can perceive of it and receive from it.
Even when you are in contact with these domains, the portion, so to say, which you perceive, is minimal, slender. It is like a tiny little stream or a few falling drops and these drops are so pure, so brilliant, so complete in themselves, that they give you the sense of a marvellous inspiration, the impression that you have reached infinite domains and risen very high above the ordinary human condition. And yet this is nothing in comparison with what is still to be perceived.
I have also been asked if the psychic being or psychic consciousness is the medium through which the inspiration is perceived.
Generally, yes. The first contact you have with higher regions is a psychic one. Certainly, before an inner psychic opening is achieved, it is difficult to have these inspirations. It can happen as an exception and under exceptional conditions as a grace, but the true contact comes through the psychic; because the psychic consciousness is certainly the medium with the greatest affinity with the divine Truth. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms,
344:I have already told you this several times. When you are in a particular set of circumstances and certain events take place, these events often oppose your desire or what seems best to you, and often you happen to regret this and say to yourself, "Ah! how good it would have been if it were otherwise, if it had been like this or like that", for little things and big things.... Then years pass by, events are unfolded; you progress, become more conscious, understand better, and when you look back, you notice―first with astonishment, then later with a smile―that those very circumstances which seemed to you quite disastrous or unfavourable, were exactly the best thing that could have happened to you to make you progress as you should have. And if you are the least bit wise you tell yourself, "Truly, the divine Grace is infinite."

So, when this sort of thing has happened to you a number of times, you begin to understand that in spite of the blindness of man and deceptive appearances, the Grace is at work everywhere, so that at every moment it is the best possible thing that happens in the state the world is in at that moment. It is because our vision is limited or even because we are blinded by our own preferences that we cannot discern that things are like this.

But when one begins to see it, one enters upon a state of wonder which nothing can describe. For behind the appearances one perceives this Grace―infinite, wonderful, all-powerful―which knows all, organises all, arranges all, and leads us, whether we like it or not, whether we know it or not, towards the supreme goal, that is, union with the Divine, the awareness of the Godhead and union with Him.

Then one lives in the Action and Presence of the Grace a life full of joy, of wonder, with the feeling of a marvellous strength, and at the same time with a trust so calm, so complete, that nothing can shake it any longer. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956, 8 August 1956,
345:
   Should not one be born with a great aspiration?

No, aspiration is a thing to be developed, educated, like all activities of the being. One may be born with a very slight aspiration and develop it so much that it becomes very great. One may be born with a very small will and develop it and make it strong. It is a ridiculous idea to believe that things come to you like that, through a sort of grace, that if you are not given aspiration, you don't have it - this is not true. It is precisely upon this that Sri Aurobindo has insisted in his letter and in the passage I am going to read to you in a minute. He says you must choose, and the choice is constantly put before you and constantly you must choose, and if you do not choose, well, you will not be able to advance. You must choose; there is no "force like that" which chooses for you, or chance or luck or fate - this is not true. Your will is free, it is deliberately left free and you have to choose. It is you who decide whether to seek the Light or not, whether to be the servitor of the Truth or not - it is you. Or whether to have an aspiration or not, it is you who choose. And even when you are told, "Make your surrender total and the work will be done for you", it is quite all right, but to make your surrender total, every day and at every moment you must choose to make your surrender total, otherwise you will not do it, it will not get done by itself. It is you who must want to do it. When it is done, all goes well, when you have the Knowledge also, all goes well, and when you are identified with the Divine, all goes even better, but till then you must will, choose and decide. Don't go to sleep lazily, saying, "Oh! The work will be done for me, I have nothing to do but let myself glide along with the stream." Besides, it is not true, the work is not done by itself, because if the least little thing thwarts your little will, it says, "No, not that!..." Then?
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951,
346:See how, like lightest waves at play, the airy dancers fleet;
   And scarcely feels the floor the wings of those harmonious feet.
   Ob, are they flying shadows from their native forms set free?
   Or phantoms in the fairy ring that summer moonbeams see?
   As, by the gentle zephyr blown, some light mist flees in air,
   As skiffs that skim adown the tide, when silver waves are fair,
   So sports the docile footstep to the heave of that sweet measure,
   As music wafts the form aloft at its melodious pleasure,
   Now breaking through the woven chain of the entangled dance,
   From where the ranks the thickest press, a bolder pair advance,
   The path they leave behind them lost--wide open the path beyond,
   The way unfolds or closes up as by a magic wand.
   See now, they vanish from the gaze in wild confusion blended;
   All, in sweet chaos whirled again, that gentle world is ended!
   No!--disentangled glides the knot, the gay disorder ranges--
   The only system ruling here, a grace that ever changes.
   For ay destroyed--for ay renewed, whirls on that fair creation;
   And yet one peaceful law can still pervade in each mutation.
   And what can to the reeling maze breathe harmony and vigor,
   And give an order and repose to every gliding figure?
   That each a ruler to himself doth but himself obey,
   Yet through the hurrying course still keeps his own appointed way.
   What, would'st thou know? It is in truth the mighty power of tune,
   A power that every step obeys, as tides obey the moon;
   That threadeth with a golden clue the intricate employment,
   Curbs bounding strength to tranquil grace, and tames the wild enjoyment.
   And comes the world's wide harmony in vain upon thine ears?
   The stream of music borne aloft from yonder choral spheres?
   And feel'st thou not the measure which eternal Nature keeps?
   The whirling dance forever held in yonder azure deeps?
   The suns that wheel in varying maze?--That music thou discernest?
   No! Thou canst honor that in sport which thou forgettest in earnest.
   ~ Friedrich Schiller,
347:the omnipresent Trinity :::
   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 and the Individual. If the individual and Nature are left to themselves, the one is bound to the other and unable to exceed appreciably her lingering march. Something transcendent is needed, free from her and greater, which will act upon us and her, attracting us upward to Itself and securing from her by good grace or by force her consent to the individual ascension. 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. 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 maybe our intellectual conception of the highest truth of things, in practice we are compelled to accept this omnipresent Trinity.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Introduction - The Conditions of the Synthesis, The Systems of Yoga,
348:
   Sweet Mother, here it is written: "There is a Yoga-Shakti lying coiled or asleep..." How can it be awakened?
I think it awakens quite naturally the moment one takes the resolution to do the yoga. If the resolution is sincere and one has an aspiration, it wakes up by itself.

   In fact, it is perhaps its awakening which gives the aspiration to do yoga.

   It is possible that it is a result of the Grace... or after some conversation or reading, something that has suddenly given you the idea and aspiration to know what yoga is and to practise it. Sometimes just a simple conversation with someone is enough or a passage one reads from a book; well, it awakens this Yoga-Shakti and it is this which makes you do your yoga.

   One is not aware of it at first - except that something has changed in our life, a new decision is taken, a turning.

   What is it, this Yoga-Shakti, Sweet Mother?

   It is the energy of progress. It is the energy which makes you do the yoga, precisely, makes you progress - consciously. It is a conscious energy.

   In fact, the Yoga-Shakti is the power to do yoga.

   Sweet Mother, isn't it more difficult to draw the divine forces from below?

   I think it is absolutely useless.

   Some people think that there are more reserves of energy - I have heard this very often: a great reserve of energy - in the earth, and that if they draw this energy into themselves they will be able to do things; but it is always mixed.

   The divine Presence is everywhere, that's well understood. And in fact, there is neither above nor below. What is called above and below, I think that is rather the expression of a degree of consciousness or a degree of materiality; there is the more unconscious and the less unconscious, there is what is subconscious and what is superconscious, and so we say above and below for the facility of speech.

   But in fact, the idea is to draw from the energies of the earth which, when you are standing up, are under your feet, that is, below in relation to you. But these energies are always mixed, and mostly they are terribly dark.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955,
349:Many Blows are Needed:

Mother, even when one tries to think that one is powerless, there is something which believes one is powerful. So?

Ah, yes, ah yes! Ah, it is very difficult to be sincere.... That is why blows multiply and sometimes become terrible, because that's the only thing which breaks your stupidity. This is the justification of calamities. Only when you are in an acutely painful situation and indeed before something that affects you deeply, then that makes the stupidity melt away a little. But as you say, even when there is something that melts, there is still a little something which remains inside. And that is why it lasts so long... How many blows are needed in life for one to know to the very depths that one is nothing, that one can do nothing, that one does not exist, that one is nothing, that there is no entity without the divine Consciousness and the Grace. From the moment one knows it, it is over; all difficulties have gone. When one knows it integrally and there is nothing which resists... but till that moment... And it takes very long.

   Why doesn't the blow come all at once?

   Because that would kill you. For if the blow is strong enough to cure you, it would simply crush you, it would reduce you to pulp. It is only by proceeding little by little, little by little, very gradually, that you can continue to exist. Naturally this depends on the inner strength, the inner sincerity, and on the capacity for progress, for profiting by experience and, as I said a while ago, on not forgetting. If one is lucky enough not to forget, then one goes much faster. One can go very fast. And if at the same time one has that inner moral strength which, when the red-hot iron is at hand, does not extinguish it by trying to pour water over it, but instead goes to the very core of the abscess, then in this case things go very fast also. But not many people are strong enough for this. On the contrary, they very quickly do this (gesture), like this, like this, in order to hide, to hide from themselves. How many pretty little explanations one gives oneself, how many excuses one piles up for all the foolishnesses one has committed.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954,
350:I know perfectly well that pain and suffering and struggle and excesses of despair are natural - though not inevitable - on the way, - not because they are helps, but because they are imposed on us by the darkness of this human nature out of which we have to struggle into the Light. . . .

The dark path is there and there are many who make like the Christians a gospel of spiritual suffering; many hold it to be the unavoidable price of victory. It may be so under certain circumstances, as it has been in so many lives at least at the beginning, or one may choose to make it so. But then the price has to be paid with resignation, fortitude or a tenacious resilience. I admit that if borne in that way the attacks of the Dark Forces or the ordeals they impose have a meaning. After each victory gained over them, there is then a sensible advance; often they seem to show us the difficulties in ourselves which we have to overcome and to say, "Here you must conquer us and here."

But all the same it is a too dark and difficult way which nobody should follow on whom the necessity does not lie.

In any case one thing can never help and that is to despond always and say, "I am unfit; I am not meant for the Yoga." And worse still are these perilous mental formations such as you are always accepting that you must fare like X (one whose difficulty of exaggerated ambition was quite different from yours) and that you have only six years etc. These are clear formations of the Dark Forces seeking not only to sterilise your aspiration but to lead you away and so prevent your sharing in the fruit of the victory hereafter. I do not know what Krishnaprem has said but his injunction, if you have rightly understood it, is one that cannot stand as valid, since so many have done Yoga relying on tapasya or anything else but not confident of any Divine Grace. It is not that, but the soul's demand for a higher Truth or a higher life that is indispensable. Where that is, the Divine Grace whether believed in or not, will intervene. If you believe, that hastens and facilitates things; if you cannot yet believe, still the soul's aspiration will justify itself with whatever difficulty and struggle. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
351:But now thou askest me how thou mayest destroy this naked knowing and feeling of thine own being. For peradventure thou thinkest that if it were destroyed, all other hindrances were destroyed ; and if thou thinkest thus, thou thinkest right truly. But to this I answer thee and I say, that without a full special grace full freely given by God, and also a full according ableness on thy part to receive this grace, this naked knowing and feeling of thy being may in nowise be destroyed. And this ableness is nought else but a strong and a deep ghostly sorrow. ... All men have matter of sorrow; but most specially he feeleth matter of sorrow that knoweth and feeleth that he is. All other sorrows in comparison to this be but as it were game to earnest. For he may make sorrow earnestly that knoweth and feeleth not only what he is, but that he is. And whoso felt never this sorrow, let him make sorrow; for he hath never yet felt perfect sorrow. This sorrow, when it is had, cleanseth the soul, not only of sin, but also of pain that it hath deserved for sin ; and also it maketh a soul able to receive that joy, the which reave th from a man all knowing and feeling of his being. This sorrow, if it be truly conceived, is full of holy desire; and else a man might never in this life abide it or bear it. For were it not that a soul were somewhat fed with a manner of comfort by his right working, he should not be able to bear that pain that he hath by the knowing and feeling of his being. For as oft as he would have a true knowing and a feeling of his God in purity of spirit (as it may be here), and then feeleth that he may not for he findeth evermore his knowing and his feeling as it were occupied and filled with a foul stinking lump of himself, the which must always be hated and despised and forsaken, if he shall be God's perfect disciple, taught by Himself in the mount of perfection so oft he goeth nigh mad for sorrow. . . . This sorrow and this desire must every soul have and feel in itself (either in this manner or in another), as God vouchsafed! to teach his ghostly disciples according to his good will and their according ableness in body and in soul, in degree and disposition, ere the time be that they may perfectly be oned unto God in perfect charity such as may be had here, if God vouchsafed!.
   ~ Anonymous, The Cloud Of Unknowing,
352:Now I have taught you about Immortal Man and have loosed the bonds of the robbers from him. I have broken the gates of the pitiless ones in their presence. I have humiliated their malicious intent, and they all have been shamed and have risen from their ignorance. Because of this, then, I came here, that they might be joined with that Spirit and Breath, [III continues:] and might from two become one, just as from the first, that you might yield much fruit and go up to Him Who Is from the Beginning, in ineffable joy and glory and honor and grace of the Father of the Universe.

"Whoever, then, knows the Father in pure knowledge will depart to the Father and repose in Unbegotten Father. But whoever knows him defectively will depart to the defect and the rest of the Eighth. Now whoever knows Immortal Spirit of Light in silence, through reflecting and consent in the truth, let him bring me signs of the Invisible One, and he will become a light in the Spirit of Silence. Whoever knows Son of Man in knowledge and love, let him bring me a sign of Son of Man, that he might depart to the dwelling-places with those in the Eighth.

"Behold, I have revealed to you the name of the Perfect One, the whole will of the Mother of the Holy Angels, that the masculine multitude may be completed here, that there might appear in the aeons, the infinities and those that came to be in the untraceable wealth of the Great Invisible Spirit, that they all might take from his goodness, even the wealth of their rest that has no kingdom over it. I came from First Who Was Sent, that I might reveal to you Him Who Is from the Beginning, because of the arrogance of Arch-Begetter and his angels, since they say about themselves that they are gods. And I came to remove them from their blindness, that I might tell everyone about the God who is above the universe. Therefore, tread upon their graves, humiliate their malicious intent, and break their yoke and arouse my own. I have given you authority over all things as Sons of Light, that you might tread upon their power with your feet."

These are the things the blessed Savior said, and he disappeared from them. Then all the disciples were in great, ineffable joy in the spirit from that day on. And his disciples began to preach the Gospel of God, the eternal, imperishable spirit. Amen.
~ The Sophia of Jesus, (excerpt), The Nag Hamadi Library,
353:Imperial Maheshwari is seated in the wideness above the thinking mind and will and sublimates and greatens them into wisdom and largeness or floods with a splendour beyond them. For she is the mighty and wise One who opens us to supramental infinities and the cosmic vastness, to the grandeur of the supreme Light, to a treasure-house of miraculous knowledge, to the measureless movement of the Mother's eternal forces. Tranquil is she and wonderful, great and calm for ever. Nothing can move her because all wisdom is in her; nothing is hidden from her that she chooses to know; she comprehends all things and all beings and their nature and what moves them and the law of the world and its times and how all was and is and must be. A strength is in her that meets everything and masters and none can prevail in the end against her vast intangible wisdom and high tranquil power. Equal, patient, unalterable in her will she deals with men according to their nature and with things and happenings according to their Force and truth that is in them. Partiality she has none, but she follows the decrees of the Supreme and some she raises up and some she casts down or puts away into the darkness. To the wise she gives a greater and more luminous wisdom; those that have vision she admits to her counsels; on the hostile she imposes the consequence of their hostility; the ignorant and foolish she leads them according to their blindness. In each man she answers and handles the different elements of his nature according to their need and their urge and the return they call for, puts on them the required pressure or leaves them to their cherished liberty to prosper in the ways of the Ignorance or to perish. For she is above all, bound by nothing, attached to nothing in the universe. Yet she has more than any other the heart of the universal Mother. For her compassion is endless and inexhaustible; all are to her eyes her children and portions of the One, even the Asura and Rakshasa and Pisacha and those that are revolted and hostile. Even her rejections are only a postponement, even her punishments are a grace. But her compassion does not blind her wisdom or turn her action from the course decreed; for the Truth of things is her one concern, knowledge her centre of power and to build our soul and our nature into the divine Truth her mission and her labour.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother, [39],
354:It is your birthday tomorrow?
Yes, Mother.

How old will you be?
Twenty-six, Mother.

I shall see you tomorrow and give you something special. You will see, I am not speaking of anything material- that, I shall give you a card and all that- but of something...You will see, tomorrow, now go home and prepare yourself quietly so that you may be ready to receive it.
Yes, Mother.

You know, my child, what "Bonne Fete" signifies, that is, the birthday we wish here?
Like that, I know what it means, Mother, but not the special significance you want to tell me.

Yes, it is truly a special day in one's life. It is one of those days in the year when the Supreme descends into us- or when we are face to face with the Eternal- one of those days when our soul comes in contact with the Eternal and, if we remain a little conscious, we can feel His Presence within us. If we make a little effort on this day, we accomplish the work of many lives as in a lightning flash. That is why I give so much importance to the birthday- because what one gains in one day is truly something incomparable. And it is for this that I also work to open the consciousness a little towards what is above so that one may come before the Eternal. My child, it is a very, very special day, for it is the day of decision, the day one can unite with the Supreme Consciousness. For the Lord lifts us on this day to the highest region possible so that our soul which is a portion of that Eternal Flame, may be united and identified with its Origin.

This day is truly an opportunity in life. One is so open and so receptive that one can assimilate all that is given. I can do many things, that is why it is important.

It is one of those days when the Lord Himself opens the doors wide for us. It is as though He were inviting us to rekindle more powerfully the flame of aspiration. It is one of those days which He gives us. We too, by our personal effort, could attain to this, but it would be long, hard and not so easy. And this- this is a real chance in life- the day of Grace.

It is an occult phenomenon that occurs invariably, without our knowledge, on this particular day of the year. The soul leaves behind the body and journeys up and up till it merges into the Source in order to replenish itself and absorb from the Supreme Its Power, Light and Ananda and comes down charged for a whole year to pass. Then again and again... it continues like this year after year. ~ The Mother, Sweet Mother, Mona Sarkar,
355:The Song Of Food And Dwelling :::
I bow down at the feet of the wish-fulfilling Guru.
Pray vouchsafe me your grace in bestowing beneficial food,
Pray make me realize my own body as the house of Buddha,
Pray grant me this knowledge.

I built the house through fear,
The house of Sunyata, the void nature of being;
Now I have no fear of its collapsing.
I, the Yogi with the wish-fulfilling gem,
Feel happiness and joy where'er I stay.

Because of the fear of cold, I sought for clothes;
The clothing I found is the Ah Shea Vital Heat.
Now I have no fear of coldness.

Because of the fear of poverty, I sought for riches;
The riches I found are the inexhaustible Seven Holy Jewels.
Now I have no fear of poverty.

Because of the fear of hunger, I sought for food;
The food I found is the Samadhi of Suchness.
Now I have no fear of hunger.

Because of the fear of thirst, I sought for drink;
The heavenly drink I found is the wine of mindfulness.
Now I have no fear of thirst.

Because of the fear of loneliness, I searched for a friend;
The friend I found is the bliss of perpetual Sunyata.
Now I have no fear of loneliness.

Because of the fear of going astray,
I sought for the right path to follow.
The wide path I found is the Path of Two-in-One.
Now I do not fear to lose my way.

I am a yogi with all desirable possessions,
A man always happy where'er he stays.

Here at Yolmo Tagpu Senge Tson,
The tigress howling with a pathetic, trembling cry,
Reminds me that her helpless cubs are innocently playing.
I cannot help but feel a great compassion for them,
I cannot help but practice more diligently,
I cannot help but augment thus my Bodhi-Mind.

The touching cry of the monkey,
So impressive and so moving,
Cannot help but raise in me deep pity.
The little monkey's chattering is amusing and pathetic;
As I hear it, I cannot but think of it with compassion.

The voice of the cuckoo is so moving,
And so tuneful is the lark's sweet singing,
That when I hear them I cannot help but listen
When I listen to them,
I cannot help but shed tears.

The varied cries and cawings of the crow,
Are a good and helpful friend unto the yogi.
Even without a single friend,
To remain here is a pleasure.
With joy flowing from my heart, I sing this happy song;
May the dark shadow of all men's sorrows
Be dispelled by my joyful singing. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
356:How can one become conscious of Divine Love and an instrument of its expression?
   First, to become conscious of anything whatever, you must will it. And when I say "will it", I don't mean saying one day, "Oh! I would like it very much", then two days later completely forgetting it.
   To will it is a constant, sustained, concentrated aspiration, an almost exclusive occupation of the consciousness. This is the first step. There are many others: a very attentive observation, a very persistent analysis, a very keen discernment of what is pure in the movement and what is not. If you have an imaginative faculty, you may try to imagine and see if your imagination tallies with reality. There are people who believe that it is enough to wake up one day in a particular mood and say, "Ah! How I wish to be conscious of divine Love, how I wish to manifest divine Love...." Note, I don't know how many millions of times one feels within a little stirring up of human instinct and imagines that if one had at one's disposal divine Love, great things could be accomplished, and one says, "I am going to try and find divine Love and we shall see the result." This is the worst possible way. Because, before having even touched the very beginning of realisation you have spoilt the result. You must take up your search with a purity of aspiration and surrender which in themselves are already difficult to acquire. You must have worked much on yourself only to be ready to aspire to this Love. If you look at yourself very sincerely, very straight, you will see that as soon as you begin to think of Love it is always your little inner tumult which starts whirling. All that aspires in you wants certain vibrations. It is almost impossible, without being far advanced on the yogic path, to separate the vital essence, the vital vibration from your conception of Love. What I say is founded on an assiduous experience of human beings. Well, for you, in the state in which you are, as you are, if you had a contact with pure divine Love, it would seem to you colder than ice, or so far-off, so high that you would not be able to breathe; it would be like the mountain-top where you would feel frozen and find it difficult to breathe, so very far would it be from what you normally feel. Divine Love, if not clothed with a psychic or vital vibration, is difficult for a human being to perceive. One can have an impression of grace, of a grace which is something so far, so high, so pure, so impersonal that... yes, one can have the feeling of grace, but it is with difficulty that one feels Love.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951,
357:
   "Without conscious occult powers, is it possible to help or protect from a distance somebody in difficulty or danger? If so, what is the practical procedure?"

Then a sub-question:

   "What can thought do?"

We are not going to speak of occult processes at all; although, to tell the truth, everything that happens in the invisible world is occult, by definition. But still, practically, there are two processes which do not exclude but complete each other, but which may be used separately according to one's preference.

   It is obvious that thought forms a part of one of the methods, quite an important part. I have already told you several times that if one thinks clearly and powerfully, one makes a mental formation, and that every mental formation is an entity independent of its fashioner, having its own life and tending to realise itself in the mental world - I don't mean that you see your formation with your physical eyes, but it exists in the mental world, it has its own particular independent existence. If you have made a formation with a definite aim, its whole life will tend to the realisation of this aim. Therefore, if you want to help someone at a distance, you have only to formulate very clearly, very precisely and strongly the kind of help you want to give and the result you wish to obtain. That will have its effect. I cannot say that it will be all-powerful, for the mental world is full of innumerable formations of this kind and naturally they clash and contradict one another; hence the strongest and the most persistent will have the best of it.

   Now, what is it that gives strength and persistence to mental formations? - It is emotion and will. If you know how to add to your mental formation an emotion, affection, tenderness, love, and an intensity of will, a dynamism, it will have a much greater chance of success. That is the first method. It is within the scope of all those who know how to think, and even more of those who know how to love. But as I said, the power is limited and there is great competition in that world.

   Therefore, even if one has no knowledge at all but has trust in the divine Grace, if one has the faith that there is something in the world like the divine Grace, and that this something can answer a prayer, an aspiration, an invocation, then, after making one's mental formation, if one offers it to the Grace and puts one's trust in it, asks it to intervene and has the faith that it will intervene, then indeed one has a chance of success.

   Try, and you will surely see the result.

   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956, 253,
358:He continuously reflected on her image and attributes, day and night. His bhakti was such that he could not stop thinking of her. Eventually, he saw her everywhere and in everything. This was his path to illumination.

   He was often asked by people: what is the way to the supreme? His answer was sharp and definite: bhakti yoga. He said time and time again that bhakti yoga is the best sadhana for the Kali Yuga (Dark Age) of the present.

   His bhakti is illustrated by the following statement he made to a disciple:

   To my divine mother I prayed only for pure love.
At her lotus feet I offered a few flowers and I prayed:

   Mother! here is virtue and here is vice;
   Take them both from me.
   Grant me only love, pure love for Thee.
   Mother! here is knowledge and here is ignorance;
   Take them both from me.
   Grant me only love, pure love for Thee.
   Mother! here is purity and impurity;
   Take them both from me.
   Grant me only love, pure love for Thee.

Ramakrishna, like Kabir, was a practical man.
He said: "So long as passions are directed towards the world and its objects, they are enemies. But when they are directed towards a deity, then they become the best of friends to man, for they take him to illumination. The desire for worldly things must be changed into longing for the supreme; the anger which you feel for fellow man must be directed towards the supreme for not manifesting himself to you . . . and so on, with all other emotions. The passions cannot be eradicated, but they can be turned into new directions."

   A disciple once asked him: "How can one conquer the weaknesses within us?" He answered: "When the fruit grows out of the flower, the petals drop off themselves. So when divinity in you increases, the weaknesses of human nature will vanish of their own accord." He emphasized that the aspirant should not give up his practices. "If a single dive into the sea does not bring you a pearl, do not conclude that there are no pearls in the sea. There are countless pearls hidden in the sea.

   So if you fail to merge with the supreme during devotional practices, do not lose heart. Go on patiently with the practices, and in time you will invoke divine grace." It does not matter what form you care to worship. He said: "Many are the names of the supreme and infinite are the forms through which he may be approached. In whatever name and form you choose to worship him, through that he will be realized by you." He indicated the importance of surrender on the path of bhakti when he said:

   ~ Swami Satyananda Saraswati, A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya,
359:10000 :::
   The Only Way Out:

... Once you have no more desires, no more attachments, once you have given up all necessity of receiving a reward from human beings, whoever they are - knowing that the only reward that is worth getting is the one that comes from the Supreme and that never fails - once you give up attachment to all exterior beings and things, you at once feel in your heart this Presence, this Force, this Grace that is always with you. And there is no other remedy. It's the only remedy, for everybody without exception. To all those who suffer, for the same thing that has to be said: all suffering is the sign that the surrender is not total. Then, when you feel in you a 'bang' like that, instead of saying, 'Oh, this is bad' or 'This circumstance is difficult,' you say, 'My surrender is not perfect.' Then it's all right. And then you feel the Grace that helps you and leads you, and you go on. And one day you emerge into that peace that nothing can trouble.
You answer to all the contrary forces, the contrary movements, the attacks, the misunderstandings, the bad wills, with the same smile that comes from full confidence in the Divine Grace. And that is the only way out, there is no other.

But where to get such a strength?

   Within you. The Divine Presence is in you. It is in you. You look for it outside; look inside. It is in you. The Presence is there. You want the appreciation of others to get strength - you will never get it. The strength is in you. If you want, you can aspire for what seems to you the supreme goal, supreme light, supreme knowledge, supreme love. But it is in you - otherwise you would never be able to contact it. If you go deep enough inside you, you will find it there, like a flame that is always burning straight up. And don't believe that it is difficult to do. It is because the look is always turned outside that you don't feel the Presence. But if, instead of looking outside for support, you concentrate and you pray - inside, to the supreme knowledge - to know at each moment what is to be done, the way to do it, and if you give all you are, all you do in order to acquire perfection, you will feel that the support is always there, always guiding, showing the way. And if there is a difficulty, then instead of wanting to fight, you hand it over, hand it over to the supreme wisdom to deal with it - to deal with all the bad wills, all the misunderstandings, all the bad reactions. If you surrender completely, it is no more your concern: it's the concern of the Supreme who takes it up and knows better than anybody else what is to be done. That is the only way out, only way out. There, my child
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III, [T1],
360:Worthy The Name Of Sir Knight
Sir Knight of the world's oldest order,
Sir Knight of the Army of God,
You have crossed the strange mystical border,
The ground floor of truth you have trod;
You have entered the sanctum sanctorum,
Which leads to the temple above,
Where you come as a stone, and a Christ-chosen one,
In the kingdom of Friendship and Love.
II
As you stand in this new realm of beauty,
Where each man you meet is your friend,
Think not that your promise of duty
In hall, or asylum, shall end;
Outside, in the great world of pleasure,
Beyond, in the clamor of trade,
In the battle of life and its coarse daily strife
Remember the vows you have made.
III
Your service, majestic and solemn,
Your symbols, suggestive and sweet,
Your uniformed phalanx in column
On gala days marching the street;
Your sword and your plume and your helmet,
Your 'secrets' hid from the world's sight;
These things are the small, lesser parts of the all
Which are needed to form the true Knight.
IV
The martyrs who perished rejoicing
In Templary's glorious laws,
Who died 'midst the fagots while voicing
The glory and worth of their cause-
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They honored the title of 'Templar'
No more than the Knight of to-day
Who mars not the name with one blemish of shame,
But carries it clean through life's fray.
To live for a cause, to endeavor
To make your deeds grace it, to try
And uphold its precepts forever,
Is harder by far than to die.
For the battle of life is unending,
The enemy, Self, never tires,
And the true Knight must slay that sly foe every day
Ere he reaches the heights he desires.
VI
Sir Knight, have you pondered the meaning
Of all you have heard and been told?
Have you strengthened your heart for its weaning
From vices and faults loved of old?
Will you honor, in hours of temptation,
Your promises noble and grand?
Will your spirit be strong to do battle with wrong,
'And having done all, to stand?'
VII
Will you ever be true to a brother
In actions as well as in creed?
Will you stand by his side as no other
Could stand in the hour of his need?
Will you boldly defend him from peril,
And lift him from poverty's curseWill the promise of aid which you willingly made,
Reach down from your lips to your purse?
VIII
The world's battle field is before you!
Let Wisdom walk close by your side,
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Let Faith spread her snowy wings o'er you,
Let Truth be your comrade and guide;
Let Fortitude, Justice and Mercy
Direct all your conduct aright,
And let each word and act tell to men the proud fact,
You are worthy the name of 'Sir Knight'.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
361:Apotheosis ::: One of the most powerful and beloved of the Bodhisattvas of the Mahayana Buddhism of Tibet, China, and Japan is the Lotus Bearer, Avalokiteshvara, "The Lord Looking Down in Pity," so called because he regards with compassion all sentient creatures suffering the evils of existence. To him goes the millionfold repeated prayer of the prayer wheels and temple gongs of Tibet: Om mani padme hum, "The jewel is in the lotus." To him go perhaps more prayers per minute than to any single divinity known to man; for when, during his final life on earth as a human being, he shattered for himself the bounds of the last threshold (which moment opened to him the timelessness of the void beyond the frustrating mirage-enigmas of the named and bounded cosmos), he paused: he made a vow that before entering the void he would bring all creatures without exception to enlightenment; and since then he has permeated the whole texture of existence with the divine grace of his assisting presence, so that the least prayer addressed to him, throughout the vast spiritual empire of the Buddha, is graciously heard. Under differing forms he traverses the ten thousand worlds, and appears in the hour of need and prayer. He reveals himself in human form with two arms, in superhuman forms with four arms, or with six, or twelve, or a thousand, and he holds in one of his left hands the lotus of the world.

Like the Buddha himself, this godlike being is a pattern of the divine state to which the human hero attains who has gone beyond the last terrors of ignorance. "When the envelopment of consciousness has been annihilated, then he becomes free of all fear, beyond the reach of change." This is the release potential within us all, and which anyone can attain-through herohood; for, as we read: "All things are Buddha-things"; or again (and this is the other way of making the same statement) : "All beings are without self."

The world is filled and illumined by, but does not hold, the Bodhisattva ("he whose being is enlightenment"); rather, it is he who holds the world, the lotus. Pain and pleasure do not enclose him, he encloses them-and with profound repose. And since he is what all of us may be, his presence, his image, the mere naming of him, helps. "He wears a garland of eight thousand rays, in which is seen fully reflected a state of perfect beauty.

The color of his body is purple gold. His palms have the mixed color of five hundred lotuses, while each finger tip has eighty-four thousand signet-marks, and each mark eighty-four thousand colors; each color has eighty-four thousand rays which are soft and mild and shine over all things that exist. With these jewel hands he draws and embraces all beings. The halo surrounding his head is studded with five hundred Buddhas, miraculously transformed, each attended by five hundred Bodhisattvas, who are attended, in turn, by numberless gods. And when he puts his feet down to the ground, the flowers of diamonds and jewels that are scattered cover everything in all directions. The color of his face is gold. While in his towering crown of gems stands a Buddha, two hundred and fifty miles high." - Amitayur-Dhyana Sutra, 19; ibid., pp. 182-183. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Apotheosis,
362:HOW CAN I READ SAVITRI?
An open reply by Dr Alok Pandey to a fellow devotee

A GIFT OF LOVE TO THE WORLD
Most of all enjoy Savitri. It is Sri Aurobindo's gift of Love to the world. Read it from the heart with love and gratitude as companions and drown in its fiery bliss. That is the true understanding rather than one that comes by a constant churning of words in the head.

WHEN
Best would be to fix a time that works for you. One can always take out some time for the reading, even if it be late at night when one is done with all the daily works. Of course, a certain receptivity is needed. If one is too tired or the reading becomes too mechanical as a ritual routine to be somehow finished it tends to be less effective, as with anything else. Hence the advice is to read in a quiet receptive state.

THE PACE
As to the pace of reading it is best to slowly build up and keep it steady. To read a page or a passage daily is better than reading many pages one day and then few lines or none for days. This brings a certain discipline in the consciousness which makes one receptive. What it means is that one should fix up that one would read a few passages or a page or two daily, and then if an odd day one is enjoying and spontaneously wants to read more then one can go by the flow.

COMPLETE OR SELECTIONS?
It is best to read at least once from cover to cover. But if one is not feeling inclined for that do read some of the beautiful cantos and passages whose reference one can find in various places. This helps us familiarise with the epic and the style of poetry. Later one can go for the cover to cover reading.

READING ALOUD, SILENTLY, OR WRITING DOWN?
One can read it silently. Loud reading is needed only if one is unable to focus with silent reading. A mantra is more potent when read subtly. I am aware that some people recommend reading it aloud which is fine if that helps one better. A certain flexibility in these things is always good and rigid rules either ways are not helpful.

One can also write some of the beautiful passages with which one feels suddenly connected. It is a help in the yoga since such a writing involves the pouring in of the consciousness of Savitri through the brain and nerves and the hand.

Reflecting upon some of these magnificent lines and passages while one is engaged in one\s daily activities helps to create a background state for our inner being to get absorbed in Savitri more and more.

HOW DO I UNDERSTAND THE MEANING? DO I NEED A DICTIONARY?
It is helpful if a brief background about the Canto is known. This helps the mind top focus and also to keep in sync with the overall scene and sense of what is being read.

But it is best not to keep referring to the dictionary while reading. Let the overall sense emerge. Specifics can be done during a detailed reading later and it may not be necessary at all. Besides the sense that Sri Aurobindo has given to many words may not be accurately conveyed by the standard dictionaries. A flexibility is required to understand the subtle suggestions hinted at by the Master-poet.

In this sense Savitri is in the line of Vedic poetry using images that are at once profound as well as commonplace. That is the beauty of mystic poetry. These are things actually experienced and seen by Sri Aurobindo, and ultimately it is Their Grace that alone can reveal the intrinsic sense of this supreme revelation of the Supreme. ~ Dr Alok Pandey,
363:(Nirodbaran:) "It was the first week of January 1930.
     At about 3 p.m., I reached Dilip Kumar Roy's place. "Oh, you have come! Let us go," he said, and cutting a rose from his terrace-garden he added, "Offer this to the Mother." When we arrived at the Ashram he left me at the present Reading Room saying, "Wait here." My heart was beating nervously as if I were going to face an examination. A stately chair in the middle of the room attracted momentarily my attention. In a short while the Mother came accompanied by Nolini, Amrita and Dilip. She took her seat in the chair, the others stood by her side. I was dazzled by the sight. Was it a ‘visionary gleam’ or a reality? Nothing like it had I seen before. Her fair complexion, set off by a finely coloured sari and a headband, gave me the impression of a goddess such as we see in pictures or in the idols during the Durga Puja festival. She was all smiles and redolent with grace. I suppose this was the Mahalakshmi smile Sri Aurobindo had spoken of in his book The Mother. She bathed me in the cascade of her smile and heart-melting look. I stood before her, shy and speechless, made more so by the presence of the others who were enjoying the silent sweet spectacle. Minutes passed. Then I offered to her hand my rose and did my pranam at her feet which had gold anklets on them. She stooped and blessed me. On standing up, I got again the same enchanting smile like moonbeams from a magic sky. After a time she said to the others, "He is very shy." "[1]

(Amal Kiran:) "Now to come back to all the people, all – the undamned all who were there in the Ashram. Very soon after my coming Dilip Kumar Roy came with Sahana Devi. They came and settled down. And, soon after that, I saw the face of my friend Nirod. It was of course an unforgettable face. (laughter) I think he had come straight from England or via some place in Bengal, but he carried something of the air of England. (laughter) He had passed out as a doctor at Edinburgh. I saw him, we became friends and we have remained friends ever since. But when he came as a doctor he was not given doctoring work here. As far as I remember he was made the head of a timber godown! (laughter) All sorts of strange jobs were being given to people. Look at the first job I got. The Mother once told me, "I would like you to do some work." I said, "All right, I am prepared to do some work." Then she said,"Will you take charge of our stock of furniture?" (laughter)"[2]

(Amal Kiran:) "To return to my friend Nirod – it was after some time that he got the Dispensary. I don't know whether he wanted it, or liked it or not, but he established his reputation as the frowning physician. (laughter) People used to come to him with a cold and he would stand and glare at them, and say, "What? You have a cold!" Poor people, they would simply shiver (laughter) and this had a very salutary effect because they thought that it was better not to fall ill than face the doctor's drastic disapproval of any kind of illness which would give him any botheration. (laughter) But he did his job all right, and every time he frightened off a patient he went to his room and started trying to write poetry (laughter) – because that, he thought, was his most important job. And, whether he succeeded as a doctor or not, as a poet he has eminently succeeded. Sri Aurobindo has really made him a poet.

    The doctoring as well as the poetry was a bond between us, because my father had been a doctor and medicine ran in my blood. We used to discuss medical matters sometimes, but more often the problems and pains of poetry."[3] ~ https://wiki.auroville.org.in/wiki/Nirodbaran
364:The supreme Form is then made visible. It is that of the infinite Godhead whose faces are everywhere and in whom are all the wonders of existence, who multiplies unendingly all the many marvellous revelations of his being, a world-wide Divinity seeing with innumerable eyes, speaking from innumerable mouths, armed for battle with numberless divine uplifted weapons, glorious with divine ornaments of beauty, robed in heavenly raiment of deity, lovely with garlands of divine flowers, fragrant with divine perfumes. Such is the light of this body of God as if a thousand suns had risen at once in heaven. The whole world multitudinously divided and yet unified is visible in the body of the God of Gods. Arjuna sees him, God magnificent and beautiful and terrible, the Lord of souls who has manifested in the glory and greatness of his spirit this wild and monstrous and orderly and wonderful and sweet and terrible world, and overcome with marvel and joy and fear he bows down and adores with words of awe and with clasped hands the tremendous vision. "I see" he cries "all the gods in thy body, O God, and different companies of beings, Brahma the creating lord seated in the Lotus, and the Rishis and the race of the divine Serpents. I see numberless arms and bellies and eyes and faces, I see thy infinite forms on every side, but I see not thy end nor thy middle nor thy beginning, O Lord of the universe, O Form universal. I see thee crowned and with thy mace and thy discus, hard to discern because thou art a luminous mass of energy on all sides of me, an encompassing blaze, a sun-bright fire-bright Immeasurable. Thou art the supreme Immutable whom we have to know, thou art the high foundation and abode of the universe, thou art the imperishable guardian of the eternal laws, thou art the sempiternal soul of existence."

But in the greatness of this vision there is too the terrific image of the Destroyer. This Immeasurable without end or middle or beginning is he in whom all things begin and exist and end.

This Godhead who embraces the worlds with his numberless arms and destroys with his million hands, whose eyes are suns and moons, has a face of blazing fire and is ever burning up the whole universe with the flame of his energy. The form of him is fierce and marvellous and alone it fills all the regions and occupies the whole space between earth and heaven. The companies of the gods enter it, afraid, adoring; the Rishis and the Siddhas crying "May there be peace and weal" praise it with many praises; the eyes of Gods and Titans and Giants are fixed on it in amazement. It has enormous burning eyes; it has mouths that gape to devour, terrible with many tusks of destruction; it has faces like the fires of Death and Time. The kings and the captains and the heroes on both sides of the world-battle are hastening into its tusked and terrible jaws and some are seen with crushed and bleeding heads caught between its teeth of power; the nations are rushing to destruction with helpless speed into its mouths of flame like many rivers hurrying in their course towards the ocean or like moths that cast themselves on a kindled fire. With those burning mouths the Form of Dread is licking all the regions around; the whole world is full of his burning energies and baked in the fierceness of his lustres. The world and its nations are shaken and in anguish with the terror of destruction and Arjuna shares in the trouble and panic around him; troubled and in pain is the soul within him and he finds no peace or gladness. He cries to the dreadful Godhead, "Declare to me who thou art that wearest this form of fierceness. Salutation to thee, O thou great Godhead, turn thy heart to grace. I would know who thou art who wast from the beginning, for I know not the will of thy workings." ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays On The Gita, 2.10_-_The_Vision_of_the_World-Spirit_-_Time_the_Destroyer,
365:
   In the lower planes can't one say what will happen at a particular moment?

That depends. On certain planes there are consciousnesses that form, that make formations and try to send them down to earth and manifest them. These are planes where the great forces are at play, forces struggling with each other to organise things in one way or another. On these planes all the possibilities are there, all the possibilities that present themselves but have not yet come to a decision as to which will come down.... Suppose a plane full of the imaginations of people who want certain things to be realised upon earth - they invent a novel, narrate stories, produce all kinds of phenomena; it amuses them very much. It is a plane of form-makers and they are there imagining all kinds of circumstances and events; they play with the forces; they are like the authors of a drama and they prepare everything there and see what is going to happen. All these formations are facing each other; and it is those which are the strongest, the most successful or the most persistent or those that have the advantage of a favourable set of circumstances which dominate. They meet and out of the conflict yet another thing results: you lose one thing and take up another, you make a new combination; and then all of a sudden, you find, pluff! it is coming down. Now, if it comes down with a sufficient force, it sets moving the earth atmosphere and things combine; as for instance, when with your fist you thump the saw-dust, you know surely what happens, don't you? You lift your hand, give a formidable blow: all the dust gets organised around your fist. Well, it is like that. These formations come down into matter with that force, and everything organises itself automatically, mechanically as around the striking fist. And there's your wished object about to be realised, sometimes with small deformations because of the resistance, but it will be realised finally, even as the person narrating the story up above wanted it more or less to be realised. If then you are for some reason or other in the secret of the person who has constructed the story and if you follow the way in which he creates his path to reach down to the earth and if you see how a blow with the fist acts on earthly matter, then you are able to tell what is going to happen, because you have seen it in the world above, and as it takes some time to make the whole journey, you see in advance. And the higher you rise, the more you foresee in advance what is going to happen. And if you pass far beyond, go still farther, then everything is possible.
   It is an unfolding that follows a wide road which is for you unknowable; for all will be unfolded in the universe, but in what order and in what way? There are decisions that are taken up there which escape our ordinary consciousness, and so it is very difficult to foresee. But there also, if you enter consciously and if you can be present up there... How shall I explain that to you? All is there, absolute, static, eternal: but all that will be unfolded in the material world, naturally more or less one thing after another; for in the static existence all can be there, but in the becoming all becomes in time, that is, one thing after another. Well, what path will the unfolding follow? Up there is the domain of absolute freedom.... Who says that a sufficiently sincere aspiration, a sufficiently intense prayer is not capable of changing the path of the unfolding?
   This means that all is possible.
   Now, one must have a sufficient aspiration and a prayer that's sufficiently intense. But that has been given to human nature. It is one of the marvellous gifts of grace given to human nature; only, one does not know how to make use of it. This comes to saying that in spite of the most absolute determinisms in the horizontal line, if one knows how to cross all these horizontal lines and reach the highest Point of consciousness, one is able to make things change, things apparently absolutely determined. So you may call it by any name you like, but it is a kind of combination of an absolute determinism with an absolute freedom. You may pull yourself out of it in any way you like, but it is like that.
   I forgot to say in that book (perhaps I did not forget but just felt that it was useless to say it) that all these theories are only theories, that is, mental conceptions which are merely more or less imaged representations of the reality; but it is not the reality at all. When you say "determinism" and when you say "freedom", you say only words and all that is only a very incomplete, very approximate and very weak description of what is in reality within you, around you and everywhere; and to be able to begin to understand what the universe is, you must come out of your mental formulas, otherwise you will never understand anything.
   To tell the truth, if you live only a moment, just a tiny moment, of this absolutely sincere aspiration or this sufficiently intense prayer, you will know more things than by meditating for hours.

~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:For me, every hour is grace. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
2:Order is the greatest grace. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
3:Courage is grace under pressure. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
4:Silence gives the proper grace to women ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
5:Pride leaves no room for grace. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
6:We should die relying on grace alone ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
7:When grace moves in... guilt moves out ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
8:To so perverse a sex all grace is vain. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
9:GRACE: All you can do is take it. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
10:Prayer is the thermometer of grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
11:To women silence gives their proper grace. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
12:For the mighty, even to give away is grace. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
13:Grace will take you places hustling can’t. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
14:You only need a heart full of grace ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
15:Immerse yourself in the curriculum of grace. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
16:The water of God's grace cannot collect ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
17:Repentance is a gift of God's grace. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
18:Unconstraint is the grace of conversation. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
19:The law detects, grace alone conquers sin. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
20:There but for the grace of God goes God. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
21:Grace does not destroy nature, it perfects it. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
22:Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
23:God answers the mess of life with one word: Grace. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
24:Grace does not destroy nature, it perfects it. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
25:Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
26:Grace alone brings about every good work in us. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
27:Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
28:Faith is a living, daring, confidence in God's grace. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
29:The grace of God is a wind which is always blowing. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
30:Grace does not choose a man and leave him as he is. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
31:Sin is sovereign till sovereign grace dethrones it. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
32:God has the final word on your life and His word is grace. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
33:No grace can save any man unless he helps himself. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
34:Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
35:God's grace is the oil that fills the lamp of love. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
36:God's grace justifies sinners, but it never justifies sin! ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
37:What is the definition of guts? Grace under pressure. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
38:The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
39:Art is the contemplation of the world in a state of grace. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
40:Being paid well for something you love to do - it's a grace. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
41:I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
42:I believe God gives you the grace to do what you need to do. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
43:Believing in grace is one thing. Living it is another. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
44:Free grace can go into the gutter, and bring up a jewel! ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
45:Responsibility is a grace you give yourself not an obligation ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
46:Life is a gift, and I try to respond with grace and courtesy. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
47:He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
48:Grace renders us like God and a partaker of the divine nature. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
49:Grace renders us like God and a partaker of the divine nature. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
50:A courteous, yet harrowing Grace, As Guest, that would be gone ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
51:From the moment a soul has the grace to know God, she must seek. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
52:God's grace, quite simply, is God's mercy and goodness toward us. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
53:If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
54:If you depend on God's grace there is no such thing as impossible. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
55:Let Christ's righteousness and grace, not yours, be your refuge. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
56:The grace that does not change my life will not save my soul. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
57:Grace is God's love in action for those who don't deserve it. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
58:Humility makes us ready to be blessed by the God of all grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
59:God's mercy and grace give me hope - for myself, and for our world. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
60:Humour is... the all-consoling and... the all-excusing, grace of life. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
61:Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
62:Salvation is all grace, which means, free, gratis, for nothing. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
63:Grace is not the freedom to sin; it is the power to live a holy life. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
64:Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
65:Let’s ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
66:Grace is always sufficient, provided we are ready to cooperate with it. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
67:Grace is ours. Let's live it! Deny it or debate it and we kill it. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
68:Grace puts its hand on the boasting mouth, and shuts it once for all. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
69:The higher a man is in grace, the lower he will be in his own esteem. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
70:The Moon for all her light and grace Has never learned to know her place. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
71:The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
72:The present is the only time in which any duty may be done or grace received. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
73:The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
74:We find no rest for our weary bones unless we cling to the word of grace. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
75:What is grace? I know until you ask me; when you ask me, I do not know. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
76:Nothing but grace makes a man so humble and, at the same time, so glad. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
77:When I am weak then am I strong, Grace is my shield and Christ my Song. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
78:God doesn't owe us anything yet in His grace, He still gives us good things. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
79:Grace is the mother and nurse of holiness, and not the apologist of sin. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
80:I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
81:The saints shall persevere in holiness, because God perseveres in grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
82:The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
83:You cannot predict when grace takes place; you can only wait. Relax. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
84:Grace is a power that comes in and transforms a moment into something better ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
85:Love distills desire upon the eyes, love brings bewitching grace into the heart. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
86:One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
87:The breeze of grace is always blowing; set your sail to catch that breeze. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
88:The law required what it could not give. Grace gives that which it requires. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
89:There is no other salvation except that which begins and ends with grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
90:They will never accept grace till they tremble before a just and holy law. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
91:Without sanctifying grace it is not possible to refrain long from mortal sin. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
92:Grace is God doing for us what we could never do and what we will never deserve. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
93:Without sanctifying grace it is not possible to refrain long from mortal sin. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
94:The winds of God's grace are always blowing, it is for us to raise our sails. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
95:All men who live with any degree of serenity live by some assurance of grace. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
96:If the people do not like the doctrine of grace, give them all the more of it. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
97:This is now a covenant of pure grace; let no man attempt to mix works with it. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
98:For nature is an image of Grace, and visible miracles are images of the invisible. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
99:Grace was not given to heal the spiritually sick but to decorate spiritual heroes! ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
100:Every breath we draw is a gift of God's love; every moment of existence is a grace. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
101:Grace is a power that comes in and transforms a moment into something better ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
102:Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
103:If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
104:No one can know the true grace of God who has not first known the fear of God. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
105:Some lives, conducted with grace, are beautiful arcs bridging this world to eternity. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
106:Through the grace of the Almighty Power, it is sure to manifest itself in time. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
107:God, give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
108:Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
109:The saved are singled out not by their own merits, but by the grace of the Mediator. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
110:When we really start to take a look at who we think we are, we become very grace prone. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
111:Frustration, complication and misery are available in abundance, but so is God's grace. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
112:Only grace-large doses, frequently displayed, released-will restore the wounded. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
113:For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
114:Without cause or reason His compassion , His grace are pouring forth at every instant. ~ anandamayi-ma, @wisdomtrove
115:Abounding sin is the terror of the world, but abounding grace is the hope of mankind. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
116:If it weren't for God's grace, you and I wouldn't be able to live for even one more minute. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
117:Every ending is a new beginning. Through the grace of God, we can always start again. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
118:Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
119:The grace of the spirit comes only from heaven, and lights up the whole bodily presence. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
120:Between here and heaven, every minute that the Christian lives will be a minute of grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
121:The winds of God's grace are always blowing, it is for us to raise our sails.”27 likesLike ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
122:Suffering only shows where you are attached. That is why, to those on the path, suffering is grace. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
123:The peace produced by grace is a spiritual stability too deep for violence, it is unshakeable ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
124:A man must completely despair of himself in order to become fit to obtain the grace of Christ. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
125:Fate wings, with every wish, the afflictive dart, Each gift of nature, and each grace of art. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
126:“If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door.” ~ william-james, @wisdomtrove
127:I once laboured hard for the free will of man, until the grace of God at length overcame me. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
128:The peace produced by grace is a spiritual stability too deep for violence — it is unshakeable ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
129:The will of man without grace is not free, but is enslaved, and that too with its own consent. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
130:We hold that man is never so near grace as when he begins to feel he can do nothing at all. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
131:Every twenty-four hours God has a fresh new supply of grace, of favor, of wisdom, of forgiveness. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
132:Grace is the good pleasure of God that inclines him to bestow benefits on the undeserving. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
133:It is folly to think the Lord provides grace for every trouble but the one you are in today. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
134:Everybody can be great because everybody can serve... You only need a heart full of grace. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
135:Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
136:Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace . ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
137:When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
138:Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship - a play between divine grace and wilful self-effort. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
139:I take much pleasure in being alone but there is also a strange warm grace in not being alone. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
140:Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship - a play between divine grace and willful self-effort. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
141:If a man prays to Thee with a yearning heart, he can reach Thee, through Thy grace, by any path. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
142:In loving one another through our works we bring an increase of grace and a growth in divine love. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
143:Our progress in holiness depends on God and ourselves - on God's grace and on our will to be holy. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
144:The greatest grace of a gift, perhaps, is that it anticipates and admits of no return. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
145:The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of the circumstances. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
146:The splendor of a soul in grace is so seductive that it surpasses the beauty of all created things. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
147:Why do we value leadership, connection and grace? Because it's scarce, and that scacity creates value. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
148:The splendor of a soul in grace is so seductive that it surpasses the beauty of all created things. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
149:All the ups and downs are grace in different wrappings, sent to refine consciousness. Say thanks to them all. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
150:Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. [... ] You only need a heart full of grace. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
151:Every moment is a moment of grace, every hour an offering; not to share them would mean to betray them. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
152:God-realization is attained only by great effort on the part of the yogi and by divine grace. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
153:Good Heaven, whose darling attribute we find is boundless grace, and mercy to mankind, abhors the cruel. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
154:God is not a miser with his grace. Your cup may be low in cash or clout, but it is overflowing with mercy. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
155:If we give God service it must be because He gives us grace. We work for Him because He works in us. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
156:I am certain that I never did grow in grace one-half so much anywhere as I have upon the bed of pain. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
157:It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
158:Thankfulness is a humble, open and prayerful attitude that helps you receive more of God's grace. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
159:God's blessings are dispensed according to the riches of his grace, not according to the depth of our faith. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
160:It is rash to intrude upon the piety of others: both the depth and the grace of it elude the stranger. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
161:Man is closer to God according to his existence in grace than he is according to his existence in nature. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
162:The difference between mercy and grace? Mercy gave the prodigal son a second chance. Grace gave him a feast. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
163:Those who lapse from the Gospel to the Law are no better off than those who lapse from grace to idolatry. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
164:He who cannot believe is cursed, for he reveals by his unbelief that God has not chosen to give him grace. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
165:Man is closer to God according to his existence in grace than he is according to his existence in nature. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
166:Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace... & nothing fosters fear like an ignorance of mercy ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
167:Praise is the Rehearsal of Our eternal Song By Grace We learn to Sing, and in Glory We Continue to Sing. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
168:The breeze of grace is always blowing on you. You have to open the sails and your boat will move forward. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
169:Grace keeps us from worrying because worry deals with the past, while grace deals with the present and future. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
170:I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
171:The Lord blesses people who bless others, and He gives grace to those who focus on the things that please Him. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
172:The more grace we have, the less we shall think of ourselves, for grace, like light, reveals our impurity. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
173:To see sin without grace is despair. To see grace without sin is arrogance. To see them in tandem is conversion. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
174:God has enough grace to solve every dilemma you face, wipe every tear you cry, and answer every question you ask. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
175:The grace of your Inner Reality is timelessly with you. Your very asking for grace is a sign of it. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
176:The true wisdom is to be always seasonable, and to change with a good grace in changing circumstances. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
177:Art is contemplation of the world in a state of grace and imaginatively reflecting that subjective understanding. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
178:No place of grace for those who avoid the Face. No time to rejoice for those who walk among noise and deny the Voice. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
179:If we let go of our likes and dislikes, we will become fit vessels to receive the God's ever flowing grace. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
180:Through surrender the aspirant's ego is effaced, and . . . grace . . . pours down upon him like a torrential rain. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
181:A tension or difficulty can signal the approach of a new grace of God. But it has to be looked at wisely and humanly. ~ jean-vanier, @wisdomtrove
182:Christianity teaches salvation by grace through faith, every other religion teaches salvation through works and merit. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
183:Of course, love is never earned. It is a grace we give one another. Anything we need to earn is only approval. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
184:Patience is a grace as difficult as it is necessary, and as hard to come by as it is precious when it is gained. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
185:To make a man a saint, it must indeed be by grace; and whoever doubts this does not know what a saint is, or a man. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
186:Believing is an act of the intellect assenting to the divine truth by command of the will moved by God through grace. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
187:Grace is the permanent climate of divine kindness; the perennial infusion of springtime into the winter of bleakness. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
188:If God were willing to sell His grace, we would accept it more quickly and gladly than when He offers it for nothing. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
189:Q: Is destiny the same as grace?   M: Absolutely. Accept life as it comes and you will find it a blessing. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
190:The grace of God is infinite and beyond our ability to measure. His grace has no beginning and therefore no end. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
191:The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone! ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
192:You are so weak. Give up to grace.  The ocean takes care of each wave till it gets to shore. You need more help than you know. ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
193:Believing is an act of the intellect assenting to the divine truth by command of the will moved by God through grace. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
194:For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
195:To be convinced in our hearts that we have forgiveness of sins and peace with God by grace alone is the hardest thing. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
196:Conflicts bring experience and experience brings that growth in Grace which is not to be attained by any other means! ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
197:God's forgiving grace is incomplete until he gives me - and I accept - a new kingdom-building dream and opportunity. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
198:Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
199:No matter how good you think yourself to be, you cannot enter heaven unless it is under the terms of sovereign grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
200:The door to God is the insecurity of not knowing anything. Bear the grace of that uncertainty and all wisdom will be yours. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
201:There is beauty to be found in the changing of the earth’s seasons, and an inner grace in honouring the cycles of life. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
202:I want a real take-home quality to the sermon, so I built the whole sermon series around the word grace, those five letters. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
203:Loving-kindness is the better part of goodness. It lends grace to the sterner qualities of which this consists. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
204:Loyal companions are an unequaled grace, stanching fear before it bleeds you numb, a reliable antidote for creeping despair. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
205:the grace is being able to like rock music, symphony music, jazz … anything that contains the original energy of joy. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
206:The grandest discourse ever delivered is an ostentatious failure if the doctrine of the grace of God be absent from it. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
207:I want to focus on God's grace and give thanks for all the good things in my life. I don't want to focus on what I don't have. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
208:I own I never really warmed To the reformer or reformed. And yet conversion has its place Not halfway down the scale of grace. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
209:The power of music, whether joyous or cathartic must steal on one unawares, come spontaneously as a blessing or a grace&
210:They like to take all this money from sin, build big universities to study in, sing Amazing Grace all the way to the Swiss banks. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
211:If you are renewed by grace, and were to meet your old self, I am sure you would be very anxious to get out of his company. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
212:You can trust the promise of this opening; Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning That is at one with your life's desire. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
213:God could not have given this promise, except from love and grace; therefore it is quite certain his Word will be fulfilled. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
214:I am throwing all my good works overboard, and lashing myself to the plank of free grace; for I hope to swim to glory on it. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
215:It is the conduct of God, who disposes all things kindly, to put religion into the mind by reason, and into the heart by grace. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
216:May we all grow in grace and peace and not neglect the silence that is printed in the center of our being. It will not fail us. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
217:The meaning of life. The wasted years of life. The poor choices of life. God answers the mess of life with one word: &
218:We're being trained through our incarnations&
219:When grace happens, we receive not a nice compliment from God but a new heart. Give your heart to Christ, and he returns the favor. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
220:Prayer is as necessary as the air, as the blood in our bodies, as anything to keep us alive-to keep us alive to the grace of God. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
221:God does not give grace freely in the sense that He will demand no satisfaction, but He gave Christ to be the satisfaction for us. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
222:Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
223:My life is a divine tautology. I am the adoration of God, by the grace of God. Apart from adoration I have no existence. I adore Thee. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
224:We shall not adjust our Bible to the age; but before we have done with it, by God's grace, we shall adjust the age to the Bible. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
225:As mercy is God's goodness confronting human misery and guilt, so grace is his goodness directed toward human debt and demerit. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
226:Likewise grace and glory are referred to the same genus, since grace is nothing other than a certain first beginning of glory in us. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
227:Likewise grace and glory are referred to the same genus, since grace is nothing other than a certain first beginning of glory in us. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
228:Nobody can change your religion unless you want to and God gives you the grace. It's between you and God alone. Nobody can force you. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
229:No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
230:Only as we bow in contrition, confession, and repentance at the foot of the cross, can we find forgiveness. There is the grace of God. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
231:The motive of grace is the infinite, compassionate love of a merciful God, but the work of grace was the death of Christ on the cross. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
232:You can have the other words-chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I'll take grace. I don't know what it is exactly, but I'll take it. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
233:Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that the believer would stake his life on it a thousand times. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
234:Grace remits sin, and peace quiets the conscience. Sin and conscience torment us, but Christ has overcome these fiends now and forever. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
235:When you come to a dark valley, a difficult season or a sickness, don't worry about it, God will give you the grace and strength you need. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
236:And yet, because I love thee, I obtain From that same love this vindicating grace, To live on still in love, and yet in vain ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
237:The wonder of the Beautiful is its ability to surprise us. With swift, sheer grace, it is like a divine breath that blows the heart open. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
238:If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
239:Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
240:But by faith you look in the mirror and see a robed prodigal bearing the ring of grace on your finger and the kiss of your Father on your face. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
241:That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
242:That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
243:The inner man cannot be forced to do out of his own free will, what he should do, except the grace of God change the heart and make it willing. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
244:There is nothing but God's grace. We walk upon it; we breathe it; we live and die by it; it makes the nails and axles of the universe. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
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246:Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
247:The cross is the lightning rod of grace that short-circuits God's wrath to Christ so that only the light of His love remains for believers. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
248:The peculiar grace of a Shaker chair is due to the fact that it was made by someone capable of believing that an angel might come and sit on it. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
249:The state of your heart dictates whether you harbor a grudge or give grace, seek self-pity or seek Christ, drink human misery or taste God's mercy. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
250:Social grace, inner discipline and joy. These are the birthright of the human being who has been allowed to develop essential human qualities. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
251:There is a difference between grace and mercy. Mercy is the decision of God not to punish us. But grace is the decision of God to save and bless us. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
252:Grace is God as heart surgeon, cracking open your chest, removing your heart - poisoned as it is with pride and pain - and replacing it with his own. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
253:Grace is openness. By remaining open, you let go of your ego and narrow-minded views, and allow divine grace to express itself through you. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
254:This is the holy reasoning of love; it draws no license from grace, but rather feels the strong constraints of gratitude leading it to holiness. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
255:Faith is to believe what you do not yet see: the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
256:To accept grace is to admit failure, a step we are hesitant to take. We opt to impress God with how good we are rather than confessing how great he is. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
257:What A Freedom Is Thine! Freedom from Condemnation. Freedom to the Promises, Freedom to the Throne of Grace, and at last Freedom to Enter Heaven! ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
258:The will of man without the grace of God is not free at all, but is the permanent prisoner and bondslave of evil since it cannot turn itself to good. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
259:God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
260:A mouthful of sea air, or a stiff walk in the wind's face would not give grace to the soul, but it would yield oxygen to the body, which is next best ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
261:Christ is no Moses, no exactor, no giver of laws, but a giver of grace, a Savior; he is infinite mercy and goodness, freely and bountifully given to us. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
262:The cry of a young raven is nothing but the natural cry of a creature, but your cry, if it be sincere, is the result of a work of grace in your heart. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
263:God's grace will never be available to you to become another person. He created to be you - the best "you" you can be! Forget about trying to be someone else. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
264:If any man doth ascribe of salvation, even the very least, to the free will of man, he knoweth nothing of grace, and he hath not learnt Jesus Christ aright. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
265:There's always another level up. There's always another ascension. More grace, more light, more generosity, more compassion, more to shed, more to grow. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
266:The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
267:What most people find important, you do not. This is Wisdom. To what you believe is important, you are ready to give your mind, heart, and soul. This is Grace. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
268:For from the error of not knowing, or understanding, what sin is, there necessarily arises another error, that people cannot know or understand what grace is. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
269:Youth, large, lusty, loving - Youth, full of grace, force, fascination. Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination? ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
270:God's Kingdom is a place of abundance where every generous act overflows its original bounds and becomes part of the unbounded grace of God at work in the world. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
271:The sovereign electing grace of God chooses us to repentance, to faith, and afterwards to holiness of living, to Christian service, to zeal, and to devotion. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
272:This is the crucifixion of Christ: in which He dies again and again in the individuals who were made to share the joy and freedom of His grace, and who deny Him. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
273:Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
274:To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease and lightness. This state is no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
275:Education is the food of youth, the delight of old age, the ornament of prosperity, the refuge and comfort of adversity, and the provocation to grace in the soul. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
276:God sends his angels to protect us and his Word as a star to guide us. Then he surrounds us with his grace. We become his depot, the distribution point of God's gifts. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
277:One of these poems I wrote after having been here only a month. The other, I wrote this morning. In the space between the two poems, I have found acres of grace ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
278:When the restlessness of the mind, intellect and self is stilled through the practice of Yoga, the yogi by the grace of the Spirit within himself finds fulfillment. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
279:Take me away from my sense. I need to go away now, because I'm in chaos - take me down deep. Hover over me, because I need grace. I say that a lot, many times a day. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
280:Christian theology teaches the doctrine of prevenient grace, which briefly stated means this, that before a man can seek God, God must first have sought the man. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
281:I look forward to seeing Christ and bowing down before Him in praise and gratitude for all He has done for us, and for using me on this earth by His grace-just as I am. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
282:A life that most people will never even know about can be yours in this study, but only if you approach it with equanimity, poise, grace, balance, and professionalism. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
283:Grace is the power of the Holy Spirit coming to us free of charge to enable you to do with ease what you could never do on your own with any amount of struggle and effort. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
284:Life, Stormy says, is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. It's about perseverance, about staying on your feet and slogging forward no matter what. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
285:The light of love, the purity of grace, The mind, the Music breathing from her face, The heart whose softness harmonised the whole — And, oh! that eye was in itself a Soul! ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
286:There is a grace and an ease to power. You feel good about yourself and your life when you have it. It is well worth having, and it is certainly miserable not to have it. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
287:What grace is meant to do is to help good people, not to escape their sufferings, but to bear them with a stout heart, with a fortitude that finds its strength in faith. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
288:Give me great sinners to make great saints! They are glorious raw material for Grace to work upon and when you do get them saved, they will shake the very gates of Hell! ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
289:Take me away from my sense. I need to go away now, because I'm in chaos - take me down deep. Hover over me, because I need grace. I say that a lot, many times a day. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
290:True contemplation is not a psychological trick but a theological grace. It can come to us ONLY as a gift, and not as a result of our own clever use of spiritual techniques. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
291:Ah, when to the heart of man Was it ever less than a treason To go with the drift of things, To yield with a grace to reason, And bow and accept the end Of a love or a season? ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
292:Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
293:Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then through his grace one realize him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
294:Grace releases and affirms. It doesn't smother. Grace values the dignity of individuals. It doesn't destroy. Grace supports and encourages. It isn't jealous or suspicious. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
295:The Grace of the Guru always pours down on you, but you must have mercy upon yourself so that you may realize this. If your cup is turned upside down, how can anything catch it? ~ anandamayi-ma, @wisdomtrove
296:This body is a tent which for a space Does the pure soul with kingly presence grace; When he departs, comes the tent-pitcher, Death, Strikes it, and moves to a new halting-place. ~ omar-khayyam, @wisdomtrove
297:When grace combines with wrinkles, it is admirable. There is an indescribable light of dawn about intensely happy old age. . . . The young person is handsome, but the old, superb. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
298:I had a father and mother, who were devout and feared God. Our Lord also helped me with His grace. All this would have been enough to make me good, if I had not been so wicked. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
299:Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
300:The saving grace of all really great gifts is that the persons who bear their burden remain superior to what they have done, at least as long as the source of creativity is alive. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
301:Karma means that all actions have consequences. Grace means that in a moment of atonement -taking responsibility, making amends, asking for forgiveness - all karma is burned. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
302:Grace is not a strange, magic substance which is subtly filtered into our souls to act as a kind of spiritual penicillin. Grace is unity, oneness within ourselves, oneness with God. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
303:The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. Whatever you think you can do, or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, power and grace. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
304:Down in adoration falling, Lo! the sacred Host we hail; Lo! o'er ancient forms departing, Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying, Where the feeble senses fail. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
305:I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty... an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
306:I wanted to talk about how grace in and of itself changes us. It changes the way we treat other people, the way we view our lives, the way we treat our purpose and our eternal identity. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
307:L'homme n'est qu'un sujet plein d'erreur, naturelle et ineffa c° able sans la gra" Man is nothing but a subject full of natural error that cannot be eradicated except through grace. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
308:Down in adoration falling, Lo! the sacred Host we hail; Lo! o'er ancient forms departing, Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying, Where the feeble senses fail. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
309:This is the mystery of the riches of divine grace for sinners; for by a wonderful exchange our sins are now not ours but Christ's, and Christ's righteousness is not Christ's but ours. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
310:Some have supposed that the mosquito is of a devout turn, and never will partake of a meal without first saying grace. The devotions of some men are but a preface to blood-sucking. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
311:How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
312: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, @wisdomtrove
313:As far as the search for truth is concerned, 98% of our thinking is rubbish. The remaining 2% is garbage. Throw it all out and be empty! Truth cannot be caught by intellect alone - grace is needed. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
314:Free will I have often heard of, but I have never seen it. I have always met with will, and plenty of it, but it has either been led captive by sin or held in the blessed bonds of grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
315:Make sure that you let God's grace work in your souls by accepting whatever He gives you, and giving Him whatever He takes from you. True holiness consists in doing God's work with a smile. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
316: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, @wisdomtrove
317:Grant me the grace to dissolve my negative thoughts about myself today. I breathe the grace of kindness into my heart. And may the grace of healing flow abundantly to everyone in need of help. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
318:A man who has no part in the grace of God, cannot keep the commandments of God, or prepare himself, either wholly or in part, to receive grace; but he rests of necessity under the power of sin. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
319:Men may flee from the sunlight to dark and musty caves of the earth, but they cannot put out the sun. So men may in any dispensation despise the grace of God, but they cannot extinguish it. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
320:All my work, my life, everything I do is about survival, not just bare, awful, plodding survival, but survival with grace and faith. While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
321:Lord, grant that anger or other bitterness does not reign over us, but that your grace, genuine kindness, loyalty, and every kind of friendliness, generosity, and gentleness may reign in us. Amen ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
322:There is absolutely no power in our human effort to live holy. It is only by His grace. And the result of receiving grace is we get better at living like Christ, which is something we all want, right? ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
323:Grace is the wonderful spirit that imbues every fiber of our being when we practice the fruits of the spirit: kindness, patience, understanding, forgiveness, love, gentleness, fellowship and endurance. ~ edgar-cayce, @wisdomtrove
324:Grant me the grace to dissolve my negative thoughts about myself today. I breathe the grace of kindness into my heart. And may the grace of healing flow abundantly to every one in need of help. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
325:That in whom reside all beings and who resides in all beings, who is the giver of grace to all, the Supreme Soul of the universe, the limitless being&
326:Sometimes, Grace throws you and your ‘world’ into the washing machine, full spin, so that the fearful and controlling tendency  is compelled to offer itself to the Totality—to the will and dance of the Cosmos. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
327:The thistle is a prince. Let any man that has an eye for beauty take a view of the whole plant, and where will he see a more expressive grace and symmetry; and where is there a more kingly flower? ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
328:To become effective men of God, then, we must know and acknowledge that every grace and every virtue proceeds from God alone, and that not even a good thought can come from us except it be of Him. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
329:If you take Christ out of Christianity, Christianity is dead. If you remove grace out of the gospel, the gospel is gone. If the people do not like the doctrine of grace, give them all the more of it. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
330:It is not that we keep His commandments first and that then He loves but that He loves us and then we keep His commandments. This is that grace which is revealed to the humble but hidden from the proud. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
331:The realization of Truth and Reality can never be created by the mind ... it always comes as a gift of grace. Inquiry clears away misperceptions and illusions, making one available to the movements of grace. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
332:We can be certain that God will give us the strength and resources we need to live through any situation in life that he ordains. The will of God will never take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
333:When God works miracles, he does not do it in order to supply the wants of nature, but those of grace. Whoever thinks otherwise, must needs have a very mean notion of the wisdom and power of God. ~ gottfried-wilhelm-leibniz, @wisdomtrove
334:I win not because of my own efforts or my own goodness, but rather through the grace, love, and mercy of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He died so that I might win this game of life and live with Him forever. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
335:Where persons love little, do little, and give little, we may shrewdly suspect that they have never had much affliction of heart for their sins and that they think they owe but very little to divine grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
336:Grace equals ability. God gives us grace to match our call. When we do our own thing, we do it on our own. When we follow His leading, He always supplies the grace and the energy to do what He's calling us to do. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
337:Hell itself does not contain greater monsters of iniquity than you and I might become. Within the magazine of our hearts there is power enough to destroy us in an instant, if omnipotent grace did not prevent ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
338:Of all the thoughts of God that are Borne inward unto souls afar, Along the Psalmist's music deep, Now tell me if that any is. For gift or grace, surpassing this&
339:Within the spiritual journey you understand that suffering becomes something that has been given to you to show you where your mind is still stuck. It’s a vehicle to help you go to work. That’s why it’s called grace. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
340:When we bless God for mercies, we usually prolong them. When we bless God for miseries, we usually end them. Praise is the honey of life which a devout heart extracts from every bloom of providence and grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
341:It is false that the will, left to itself, can do good as well as evil, for it is not free, but in bondage... On the side of man there is nothing that goes before grace, unless it be impotency and even rebellion. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
342:One is not righteous who does much, but the one who, without work, believes much in Christ. The law says, &
343:To love yourself, truly love yourself, is to finally discover the essence of personal courage, self-respect, integrity, and self-esteem. These are the qualities of grace that come directly from a soul with stamina. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
344:Conversion is not only changing the faith. Conversion is changing the heart and working over there is the grace of God. Then only comes the question of change of faith. Nobody can force you, not even the holy prophets. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
345:Grace is something that comes to us when we somehow find ourselves completely available, when we become openhearted and open-minded, and are willing to entertain the possibility that we may not know what we think we know. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
346:Our real journey in life is interior; It is a matter of growth, deepening, and of an ever greater surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts. Never was it more necessary to respond to that action. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
347:Real love is never perplexed, never qualifies, never rejects, never demands. It replenishes, by grace of restoring unlimited circulation. It burns, because it knows the true meaning of sacrifice. It is life illuminated. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
348:All the passages in the Holy Scriptures that mention assistance are they that do away with "free-will", and these are countless... For grace is needed, and the help of grace is given, because "free-will" can do nothing. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
349:Love is not a possession but a growth. The heart is a lamp with just oil enough to burn for an hour, and if there be no oil to put in again its light will go out. God's grace is the oil that fills the lamp of love. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
350:The only trouble is that in the spiritual life there are no tricks and no shortcuts. Those who imagine that they can discover spiritual gimmicks and put them to work for themselves usually ignore God's will and his grace. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
351:To love yourself, truly love yourself, is to finally discover the essence of personal courage, self-respect, integrity, and self-esteem. These are the qualities of grace that come directly from a soul with stamina. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
352:I think faith is incredible important because you will become overwhelmed with what's happening and you will have waves of grief, but when you turn to your faith, I believe God will give you waves of grace to get through it. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
353:No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, could ever compel the soul of man to believe or to disbelieve: it is his own indefeasible light, that judgment of his; he will reign and believe there by the grace of God alone! ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
354:A man is not saved against his will, but he is made willing by the operation of the Holy Ghost. A mighty grace which he does not wish to resist enters into the man, disarms him, makes a new creature of him, and he is saved. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
355:Every poet and musician and artist, but for grace">Grace, is drawn away from love of the thing he tells to love of the telling till, down in Deep Hell, they cannot be interested in God at all but only in what they say about Him. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
356:In a state of grace, the soul is like a well of limpid water, from which flow only streams of clearest crystal. Its works are pleasing both to God and man, rising from the River of Life, beside which it is rooted like a tree. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
357:There are two powers that alone can effect in their conjunction the great and dificult thing which is the aim of our endeavour, a fixed and unfailing aspiration that calls from below and a supreme Grace from above that answers. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
358:The toughest nights when I was a young, unknown comedian were opening for these real old-time Italian singers. I'm like Grace Jones to them. "This guy is nuts-talking about socks. Where's the wife jokes, where's the fat jokes?" ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
359:When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
360:Always seek less turbulent skies. Hurt. Fly above it. Betrayal. Fly above it. Anger. Fly above it. Every ending is a new beginning. Through the grace of God, we can always start again. You are the one who is flying the plane. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
361:Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
362:Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
363:From the Word of God I gather that damnation is all of man, from top to bottom, and salvation is all of grace, from first to last. He that perishes chooses to perish; but he that is saved is saved because God has chosen to save him. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
364:It is difficult to make people understand that the ideal doesn't exist, that personal equilibrium and the harmony they dream of come only after years and years of struggle, and that even then they come only as flashes of grace and peace. ~ jean-vanier, @wisdomtrove
365:Your life, all of your life, is your path to awakening. By resisting or not dealing with its challenges, you stay asleep to Reality. Pay attention to what life is trying to reveal to you. Say yes to its fierce, ruthless, and loving grace. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
366:Giant Wimbleweather burst into one of those not very intelligent laughs to which the nicer sort of Giants are so liable. He checked himself at once and looked as grace as a turnip by the time Reepicheep discovered where the noise came from. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
367:God has been everlastingly working in Silence, unobserved, unheard, except by those who experience His Infinite Silence. Those who have got the courage and wisdom to surrender themselves to a Perfect Master are the recipients of His Grace. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
368:Let this be to you the mark of true gospel preaching - where Christ is everything, and the creature is nothing; where it is salvation all of grace, through the work of the Holy Spirit applying to the soul the precious blood of Jesus. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
369:We are all the walking wounded in a world that is a war zone. Everything we love will be taken from us, everything, last of all life itself. Yet everywhere I look, I find great beauty in this battlefield, and grace and the promise of joy. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
370:When our troubles are many we are often by grace made courageous in serving our God; we feel that we have nothing to live for in this world, and we are driven, by hope of the world to come, to exhibit zeal, self-denial, and industry. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
371:May you find grace as you surrender to life. May you find happiness, as you stop seeking it. May you come to trust these laws and inherit the wisdom of the Earth. May you reconnect with the heart of nature and feel the blessings of Spirit. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
372:Most people have settled for a wimpy grace. It's something that doesn't change their lives. There is a difference between grace and mercy. Mercy is the decision of God not to punish us. But grace is the decision of God to save and bless us. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
373:Every sin already carries grace within in, all small children are potential old men, all sucklings have death within them, all dying people - eternal life. The Buddha exists in the robber and dice player; the robber exists in the Brahmin. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
374:God is the Champion at bringing people from a place of destruction to a place of total victory. As they reach that place of victory they become trophies of his grace. and they are set on the display as a fragrant reminder of God's goodness. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
375:I am going to learn to make bread tomorrow. So if you may imagine me with my sleeves rolled up, mixing flour, milk, saleratus, etc., with a deal of grace. I advise you if you dont know how to make the staff of life to learn with dispatch. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
376:Go through the world with the grace of God in your heart, and a good, strong hickory club in your hand - William Walker Atkinson ~ william-walker-atkinson, @wisdomtrove
377:And I will go as far as Martin Luther, in that strong assertion of his, where he says, "If any man ascribes any of salvation, even the very least, to the free-will of man, he knows nothing of grace, and he has not learned Jesus Christ aright." ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
378:Children of those ancient Aryans, through the grace of the Lord may you have the same pride, may that faith in your ancestors come into your blood, may it become a part and parcel of your lives, may it work towards the salvation of the world! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
379:God has bestowed upon you intelligence and knowledge. Do not extinguish the lamp of Divine Grace and do not let the candle of wisdom die out in the darkness of lust and error. For a wise man approaches with his torch to light up the path of mankind. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
380:Christ did not suffer and die to offer cheap grace. Jesus did not go willingly to the cross so we could have an easy life or offer a faith built on easy-believism. As someone once said, &
381:Criticism - however valid or intellectually engaging - tends to get in the way of a writer who has anything personal to say. A tightrope walker may require practice, but if he starts a theory of equilibrium he will lose grace (and probably fall off). ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
382:Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behaviour, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
383:I believe that Christians believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. And we believe that if you're saved, Jesus becomes your savior. He makes a promise to you. You can trust his promises. You can bank on that word. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
384:Some people think black is the color of heaven, and that the more they can make their faces look like midnight, the more evidence they have of grace. But God, who made the sun and the flowers, never sent me to proclaim to you such a lie as that. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
385:Our Savior kneels down and gazes upon the darkest acts of our lives. But rather than recoil in horror, he reaches out in kindness and says, "I can clean that if you want." And from the basin of his grace, he scoops a palm full of mercy and washes away our sin. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
386:This grace of God is a very great, strong, mighty and active thing. It does not lie asleep in the soul. Grace hears, leads, drives, draws, changes, works all in man, and lets itself be distinctly felt and experienced. It is hidden, but its works are evident. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
387:Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
388:Thank God for grace, Ye who weep only! If, as some have done, Ye grope tear-blinded in a desert place And touch but tombs,&
389:I believe that very much of current Arminianism is simply ignorance of gospel doctrine; and if people began to study their Bibles, and to take the Word of God as they find it, they must inevitably, if believers, rise up to rejoice in the doctrines of grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
390:A person who is really saved by Grace does not need to be told that he is under solemn obligations to serve Christ. The new life within him tells him that. Instead of regarding it as a burden, he gladly surrenders himself, body, soul, and spirit, to the Lord. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
391:If heaven were by merit, it would never be heaven to me, for if I were in it I should say, "I am sure I am here by mistake; I am sure this is not my place; I have no claim to it." But if it be of grace and not of works, then we may walk into heaven with boldness. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
392:It takes all sorts to make a world; or a church. This may be even truer of a church. If grace perfects nature it must expand all our natures into the full richness of the diversity which God intended when He made them, and Heaven will display far more variety than Hell. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
393:When I was abandoned by everybody, in my greatest weakness, trembling and afraid of death, when I was persecuted by this wicked world, then I often felt most surely the divine power in this name, Jesus Christ... So, by God's grace, I will live and die for that name. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
394:The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a long path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment; every sin already carries grace within it, all small children are potential old men, all sucklings have death within them, all dying people — eternal life. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
395:As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
396:The wind of divine grace is always blowing. You just need to spread your sail. Whenever you do anything, do it with your whole heart concentrated on it. Think day and night, I am of the essence of that Supreme Being-Consciousness-Bliss. What fear and anxiety have I? ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
397:I ought not to have listened to her,' he confided to me one day. &
398:God's grace is amazing! We're saved by grace - God's undeserved favor - and we live by grace, which is also God's power in our lives to do what we could never do in our own strength. And it's all because God is love, and He loves us unconditionally, constantly and completely. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
399:We're creators by permission, by grace as it were. No one creates alone, of and by himself. An artist is an instrument that registers something already existent, something which belongs to the whole world, and which, if he is an artist, he is compelled to give back to the world. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
400:When you start to love yourself more you will learn to receive with grace. Many of us who don't love ourselves, we don't allow ourselves to receive. When you don't allow yourself to receive, you are often blocking things like receiving a healing, receiving insights, and so on. ~ anita-moorjani, @wisdomtrove
401:I speak of God's love and grace and redemption and freedom, but when I say "in the context of this community," it is heard differently. To be with people so obviously broken, so obviously handicapped, and here to discover real joy and peace - that makes the Word of God come alive. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
402:Hereby we may understand that God, of His special grace, maketh the teachers of the gospel subject to the Cross, and to all kinds of afflicitons, for the salvation of themselves and of the people; for otherwise they could by no means beat down this beast which is called vain-glory. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
403:In the life of the body a man is sometimes sick, and unless he takes medicine, he will die. Even so in the spiritual life a man is sick on account of sin. For that reason he needs medicine so that he may be restored to health; and this grace is bestowed in the Sacrament of Penance. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
404:Praise is the rehearsal of our eternal song. By grace we learn to sing, and in glory we continue to sing. What will some of you do when you get to heaven, if you go on grumbling all the way? Do not hope to get to heaven in that style. But now begin to bless the name of the Lord. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
405:In the life of the body a man is sometimes sick, and unless he takes medicine, he will die. Even so in the spiritual life a man is sick on account of sin. For that reason he needs medicine so that he may be restored to health; and this grace is bestowed in the Sacrament of Penance. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
406:You have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you have the Shepherd, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner and an anchor for every storm. You have everything you need. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
407:Think about the holes children make when they dig in the sand on the seashore. When the waves come in, the holes are swallowed up by the ocean. Similarly, when we know Christ, our physical death is overwhelmed by the love and grace of God. Death is swallowed up in the victory of Christ. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
408:No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. We know that every moment is a moment of grace, every hour an offering; not to share them would mean to betray them. Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
409:Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
410:Towers in a modern town are a frill and a survival; they seem like the raised hands of the various churches, afraid of being overlooked, and saying to the forgetful public, Here I am! Or perhaps they are rival lightning rods, saying to the emanations of divine grace, "Please strike here! ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
411:I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty, which will protect the beauty of our natural environment, which will preserve the great old American houses and squares and parks of our national past and which will build handsome and balanced cities for our future. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
412:Every life has a purpose. We need to let go of the past. Live in the present. Do not waste today worrying about what will happen tomorrow. Embrace your true spirit, embrace and listen to grace and you be transformed in the moment. Do not fixate on what you want but give thanks for what you have. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
413:You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
414:If and when a horror turns up you will then be given Grace to help you. I don't think one is usually given it in advance. "Give us our daily bread" (not an annuity for life) applies to spiritual gifts too; the little daily support for the daily trial. Life has to be taken day by day and hour by hour. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
415:The world, Govinda my friend, is not imperfect, not to be seen as on a slow path toward perfection: No, it is perfect in every moment, all transgression already bears grace within itself, all little children already have the aged in themselves, all the sucklings death, all the dying eternal life. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
416:I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment and sorrow, just in order to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, in order to experience grace. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
417:Each of us has a dark side, along with our own grace and light. The extent to which we can acknowledge the former while maximizing the latter may determine how we choose to fulfill the terms of our Contract. When the shadow side takes over even one person, the consequences are tragically felt by many. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
418:Every life has a purpose. We need to let go of the past. Live in the present. Do not waste today worrying about what will happen tomorrow. Embrace your true spirit, embrace and listen to grace and you be transformed in the moment. Do not fixate on what you want but give thanks for what you have. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
419:We enter into solitude first of all to meet our Lord and to be with him and him alone. Only in the context of grace can we face our sin; only in the place of healing do we dare to show our wounds; only with a singleminded attention to Christ can we give up our clinging fears and face our own true nature. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
420:Conversion is not, as some suppose, a violent opening of the heart by grace, in which will, reason and judgment are all ignored or crushed. The season is not blinded, but enlightened; and the whole man is made to act with a glorious liberty which it never knew till it fell under the restraints of grace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
421:Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man would stake his life on it one thousand times. This confidence in God's grace and knowledge of it makes men glad and bold and happy in dealing with God and with all creatures; and this is the work of the Holy Ghost in faith. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
422:There is an inimitable grace in Virgil's words, and in them principally consists that beauty which gives so inexpressible a pleasure to him who best understands their force. This diction of his, I must once again say, is never to be copied; and since it cannot, he will appear but lame in the best translation. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
423:Each of us has a dark side, along with our own grace and light. The extent to which we can acknowledge the former while maximizing the latter may determine how we choose to fulfill the terms of our Contract. When the shadow side takes over even one person, the consequences are tragically felt by many. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
424:This is the doctrine that we preach; if a man be saved, all the honor is to be given to Christ; but if a man be lost, all the blame is to be laid upon himself. You will find all true theology summed up in these two short sentences, salvation is all of the grace of God, damnation is all of the will of man. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
425:I accepted the forgiveness of God. I got off track as an adult and because I believe in God's grace, I believe that gave me strength then to get that little part of my life realigned, to not play games about it, to confess it, to ask for forgiveness from God and ask others to forgive me as well and then move on. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
426:If you live in this world with kindness, if you don't add to other people's burdens, but if you try to serve love, when the time comes for you to make the journey, you will receive a serenity, peace and a welcoming freedom that will enable you to go to the other world with great elegance, grace and acceptance. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
427:Just as a man cannot live in the flesh unless he is born in the flesh, even so a man cannot have the spiritual life of grace unless he is born again spiritually. This regeneration is effected by Baptism: "Unless a man is born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God" (Jn 3:5) ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
428:Remember that it is nothing to do your duty, that is demanded of you and is no more meritorious than to wash your hands when they are dirty; the only thing that counts is the love of duty; when love and duty are one, then grace is in you and you will enjoy a happiness which passes all understanding. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
429:Just as a man cannot live in the flesh unless he is born in the flesh, even so a man cannot have the spiritual life of grace unless he is born again spiritually. This regeneration is effected by Baptism: "Unless a man is born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God" (Jn 3:5) ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
430:What then are we to do about our problems? We must learn to live with them until such time as God delivers us from them... we must pray for grace to endure them without murmuring. Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting. They harm us only when we resist them or endure them unwillingly. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
431:The devil, the originator of sorrowful anxieties and restless troubles, flees before the sound of music almost as much as before the Word of God... .Music is a gift and grace of God, not an invention of men. Thus it drives out the devil and makes people cheerful. Then one forgets all wrath, impurity, and other devices. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
432:Grief, unresisted, is grace. It doesn't mean it doesn't hurt anymore, it doesn't mean it doesn't rip your heart out... .In great grief, there's an incredible love in it. In love there's a tinge of bitter. In true love. My teacher used to say &
433:When you have dogs, you witness their uncomplaining acceptance of suffering, their bright desire to make the most of life in spite of the limitations of age and disease, their calm awareness of the approaching end when their final hours come. They accept death with a grace that I hope I will one day be brave enough to muster. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
434:The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise isgone! it isgone, that sensibility of principle, that chastity of honour, which felt a stain like a wound, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
435:To be risen with Christ means not only that one has a choice and that one may live by a higher law - the law of grace and love - but that one must do so. The first obligation of the Christian is to maintain their freedom from all superstitions, all blind taboos and religious formalities, indeed from all empty forms of legalism. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
436:I am afraid that all the grace that I have got of my comfortable and easy times and happy hours, might almost lie on a penny. But the good that I have received from my sorrows, and pains, and griefs, is altogether incalculable … Affliction is the best bit of furniture in my house. It is the best book in a minister's library. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
437:The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be slothfulness in prayer. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
438:If we let ourselves believe that man began with divine grace, that he forfeited this by sin, and that he can be redeemed only by divine grace through the crucified Christ, then we shall find peace of mind never granted to philosophers. He who cannot believe is cursed, for he reveals by his unbelief that God has not chosen to give him grace. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
439:When you make a mistake and the devil comes and tells you &
440:I do not come into this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter. I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and say, "You are mine, and you shall be mine. I claim you for myself." My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
441:Repentance grows as faith grows. Do not make any mistake about it; repentance is not a thing of days and weeks, a temporary penance to be got over as fast as possible! No; it is the grace of a lifetime, like faith itself. God's little children repent, and so do the young men and the fathers. Repentance is the inseparable companion of faith. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
442:God has surely promised His grace to the humbled: that is, to those who mourn over and despair of themselves. But a man cannot be thoroughly humbled till he realizes that his salvation is utterly beyond his own powers, counsels, efforts, will and works, and depends absolutely on the will, counsel, pleasure and work of Another - God alone. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
443:Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up! Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don't come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you're human. Failure is a part of creating a great life. Stand up to it and handle it with grace. Because, you can. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
444:Men do not avail themselves of the riches of God's grace. They love to nurse their cares, and seem as uneasy without some fret as an old friar would be without his hair girdle. They are commanded to cast their cares upon the Lord, but even when they attempt it, they do not fail to catch them up again, and think it meritorious to walk burdened. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
445:Art is the child of Nature; yes, Her darling child, in whom we trace The features of the mother's face, Her aspect and her attitude, All her majestic loveliness Chastened and softened and subdued Into a more attractive grace, And with a human sense imbued. He is the greatest artist, then, Whether of pencil or of pen, Who follows Nature. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
446:Do not become self-sufficient . Self-sufficienc y is Satan's net where he catches men, like poor silly fish, and destroys them. Be not self-sufficient . The way to grow strong in Christ is to become weak in yourself. God pours no power into man's heart till man's power is all poured out. Live, then, daily, a life of dependence on the grace of God. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
447:Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment &
448:..is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by (in Christian marriages) the grace which both partners ask, and receive, from God. They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like each other; as you love yourself even when you do not like yourself. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
449:God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. This prayer was first printed in a monthly bulletin of the Federal Council of Churches and has become enormously popular. It has been circulated in millions of copies. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
450:Pity is for this life, pity is the worm inside the meat, pity is the meat, pity is the shaking pencil, pity is the shaking voice&
451:Free-will doctrine-what does it? It magnifies man into God. It declares God's purposes a nullity, since they cannot be carried out unless men are willing. It makes God's will a waiting servant to the will of man, and the whole covenant of grace dependent on human action. Denying election on the ground of injustice, it holds God to be a debtor to sinners. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
452:Teach me to take all grace / And spring it into blades of act, / Grow spears and sheaves of charity, / While each new instant, (new eternity) / Flowering with clean and individual circumstance, / Speaks me the whisper of [God's] consecrating Spirit. / Then will obedience bring forth new Incarnations / Shining to God with the features of [the Lord's] Christ. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
453:To the glistening Eastern sea, I give you Queen Lucy, the Valiant. To the great Western Wood, King Edmund the Just. To the radiant Southern sun, Queen Susan, the Gentle; and to the clear Northern sky I give you King Peter, the Magnificent. Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen. May your wisdom grace us 'til the stars rain down from the heavens. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
454:M aya is nothing but the egotism of the embodied soul. This egotism has covered everything like a veil. All troubles come to an end when the ego dies. &
455:Soar back through all your own experiences. Think of how the Lord has led you in the wilderness and has fed and clothed you every day. How God has borne with your ill manners, and put up with all your murmurings and all your longings after the &
456:As we speak of poetical beauty, so ought we to speak of mathematical beauty and medical beauty. But we do not do so; and that reason is that we know well what is the object of mathematics, and that it consists in proofs, and what is the object of medicine, and that it consists in healing. But we do not know in what grace consists, which is the object of poetry. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
457:Night and day I pondered until I saw the connection between the justice of God and the statement that &
458:But Satan, the god of all dissension, stirreth up daily new sects, and last of all (which of all other I should never have foreseen or once suspected) he hath raised up a sect of such as teach that the Ten Commandments ought to be taken out of the church, and that men should not be terrified with the law, but gently exerted by the preaching of the grace of Christ. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
459:This is that mystery which is rich in divine grace unto sinners: wherein by a wonderful exchange, our sins are no longer ours but Christ's; and the righteousness of Christ is not Christ's but ours. He has emptied himself of his righteousness that he might clothe us in it, and fill us with it: and he has taken our evils upon himself that he might deliver us from them. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
460:To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
461:Lay your wishes aside for a spell, and look deep into what you believe about yourself. Make sure your beliefs about your own life are anchored in greatness, in holiness, in worth, in grace, in joy, in excitement -in internal certainties rather than external circumstances. Because that belief? That's where you're heading, no matter what it may look like on the outside. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
462:What I try to do is narrow the sermon series down to one big question. In this case the question is: What happens when grace happens? I knew I wanted to preach about grace. I just felt as if it was time for our church to be refreshed and see the beauty of God's grace - the uniqueness of the Christian grace as compared to the teachings of other world religions on forgiveness. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
463:When a man is saved by divine grace, he is not wholly cleansed from the corruption of his heart. When we believe in Jesus Christ all our sins are pardoned; yet the power of sin, albeit that it is weakened and kept under by the dominion of the new-born nature which God doth infuse into our souls, doth not cease, but still tarrieth in us, and will do so to our dying day. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
464:When Catherine told me about this (tragedy nearby), I could only say, shocked, "Dear God, that family needs grace." She replied firmly, "That family needs casseroles," and then proceeded to organize the entire neighborhood into bringing that family dinner, in shifts, every single night, for an entire year. I do not know if my sister fully recognizes that this _is_ grace. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
465:The bridge of grace will bear your weight, brother. Thousands of big sinners have gone across that bridge, yea, tens of thousands have gone over it. Some have been the chief of sinners and some have come at the very last of their days but the arch has never yielded beneath their weight. I will go with them trusting to the same support. It will bear me over as it has for them. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
466:Further in Summer than the Birds Pathetic from the Grass A minor Nation celebrates Its unobtrusive Mass. No Ordinance be seen So gradual the Grace A pensive Custom it becomes Enlarging Loneliness.  Antiquest felt at Noon When August burning low Arise this spectral Canticle Repose to typify  Remit as yet no Grace No Furrow on the Glow Yet a Druidic Difference Enhances Nature now. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
467:To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves, that the line stretches all the way back, perhaps to God; or to Gods. We remember them because it is an easy thing to forget: that we are not the first to suffer, rebel, fight, love and die. The grace with which we embrace life, in spite of the pain, the sorrow, is always a measure of what has gone before. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
468:There's a wonderful old Italian joke about a poor man who goes to church every day and prays before the statue of a great saint,'Dear saint-please, please, please... give me the grace to win the lottery.' This lament goes on for months. Finally the exasperated statue come to life, looks down at the begging man and says in weary disgust,'My son-please, please, please... buy a ticket. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
469:... the core of sin is a lack of self-esteem. ... Sin is psychological self-abuse. ... the most serious sin is one that causes me to say, &
470:Christmas begins what Easter celebrates. The child in the cradle became the king on the cross. And because he did, there are no marks on my record. Just grace. His offer has no fine print. He didn't tell me, "Clean up before you come in." He offered, "Come in, and I'll clean you up." It's not my grip on him that matters but his grip on me. And his grip is sure. So is his presence in my life. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
471:A man does not have to suffer any more if God, in His grace, removes his doubts and reveals Himself to him. But this grace descends upon him only after he has prayed to God with intense yearning of heart and practiced spiritual discipline. The mother feels compassion for her child when she sees him running about breathlessly. She has been hiding herself; now she appears before the child. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
472:It requires enormous presence of mind or rather quickness of wit, when opening your eyes to seize hold as it were of everything in the room at exactly the same place where you had let it go on the previous evening. That is why the moment of waking up was the riskiest moment of the day. Once that was well over without deflecting you from your orbit, you could take heart of grace for the rest of the day. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
473:God, teach me to be satisfied with my own helplessness in the spiritual life. Teach me to be content with Your grace that comes to me in darkness and that works things I cannot see. Teach me to be happy that I can depend on You. To depend on You should be enough for an eternity of joy. To depend on You by itself ought to be infinitely greater than any joy which my own intellectual appetite could desire. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
474:Oh Senor" said the niece. "Your grace should send them to be burned (books), just like all the rest, because it's very likely that my dear uncle, having been cured of the chivalric disease, will read these and want to become a shepherd and wander through the woods and meadows singing and playing and, what would be even worse, become a poet, and that, they say, is an incurable and contagious disease. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
475:The Christian gospel is a message of freedom through grace and we must stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. But what shall we do with our freedom? The Apostle Paul grieved that some of the believers of his day took advantage of their freedom and indulged the flesh in the name of Christian liberty. They threw off discipline, scorned obedience and made gods of their own bellies. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
476:There is a certain standard of grace and beauty which consists in a certain relation between our nature, such as it is, weak or strong, and the thing which pleases us. Whatever is formed according to this standard pleases us, be it house, song, discourse, verse, prose, woman, birds, rivers, trees, room, dress, and so on. Whatever is not made according to this standard displeases those who have good taste. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
477:We would labor earnestly to raise a believer in salvation by free will into a believer in salvation by grace, for we long to see all religious teaching built upon the solid rock of truth and not upon the sand of imagination. At the same time, our grand object is not the revision of opinions, but the regeneration of natures. We should bring men to Christ, not to our own particular views of Christianity. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
478:God alone can do what seems impossible. This is the promise of his grace: &
479:The Aztec gods and goddesses are, as far as we have known anything about them, an unlovely and unlovable lot. In their myths there is no grace or charm, no poetry. Only this perpetual grudge, grudge, grudging, one god grudging another, the gods grudging men their existence, and men grudging the animals. The goddess of love is goddess of dirt and prostitution, a dirt-eater, a horror, without a touch of tenderness. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
480:Lord, send Your life throughout the entire church. Visit Your church; restore sound doctrine and holy, earnest living. Take away from professing Christians their love of frivolities, their attempts to meet the world on it's own ground, and give back the old love of the doctrines of the Cross and Christ. May free grace and dying love again be the music that refreshes the church and makes her heart exceeding glad. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
481:There are such beings in the world - perhaps one in a thousand - as the creature you and I should think perfection; where grace and spirit are united to worth, where the manners are equal to the heart and understanding; but such a person may not come in your way, or, if he does, he may not be the eldest son of a man of fortune, the near relation of your particular friend, and belonging to your own county. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
482:For God is not gracious and merciful to sinners to the end that they might not keep his Law, nor that they should remain as they were before they received grace and mercy; but he condones and forgives both sin and death for the sake of Christ, who has fulfilled the whole Law in order thereby to make the heart sweet and through the Holy Spirit to kindle and move the heart to begin to love from day to day more and more. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
483:It is true to say that for me sanctity consists in being myself and for you sanctity consists of being yourself and that, in the last analysis, your sanctity will never be mine and mine will never be yours, except in the communism of charity and grace. For me to be a saint means to be myself. Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and of discovering my true self. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
484:Poetry begins in trivial metaphors, pretty metaphors, "grace" metaphors, and goes on to the profoundest thinking that we have. Poetry provides the one permissible way of saying one thing and meaning another. People say, "Why don’t you say what you mean?" We never do that, do we, being all of us too much poets. We like to talk in parables and in hints and in indirections — whether from diffidence or some other instinct. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
485:Repentance was never yet produced in any man's heart apart from the grace of God. As soon may you expect the leopard to regret the blood with which its fangs are moistened,—as soon might you expect the lion of the wood to abjure his cruel tyranny over the feeble beasts of the plain, as expect the sinner to make any confession, or offer any repentance that shall be accepted of God, unless grace shall first renew the heart. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
486:There are believers who by God's grace, have climbed the mountains of full assurance and near communion, their place is with the eagle in his eyrie, high aloft; they are like the strong mountaineer, who has trodden the virgin snow, who has breathed the fresh, free air of the Alpine regions, and therefore his sinews are braced, and his limbs are vigorous; these are they who do great exploits, being mighty men, men of renown. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
487:Lady of silences Calm and distressed Torn and most whole Rose of memory Rose of forgetfulness Exhausted and life-giving Worried reposeful The single Rose Is now the Garden Where all loves end Terminate torment Of love unsatisfied The greater torment Of love satisfied End of the endless Journey to no end Conclusion of all that Is inconclusible Speech without word and Word of no speech Grace to the Mother For the Garden Where all love ends. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
488:Ever since the Cognitive Revolution, Sapiens have thus been living in a dual reality. On the one hand, the objective reality of rivers, trees and lions; and on the other hand, the imagined reality of gods, nations and corporations. As time went by, the imagined reality became ever more powerful, so that today the very survival of rivers, trees and lions depends on the grace of imagined entities such as the United States and Google. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
489:Perhapsthemost sublimeinsights oftheJewishprophets and the Christian gospel is the knowledge that since perfection is love, the apprehension of perfection is at once the means of seeing one's imperfections and the consoling assurance of grace which makes this realization bearable. This ultimate paradox of high religion is not an invention of theologians or priests. It is constantly validated by the most searching experiences of life. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
490:Christ will be master of the heart, and sin must be mortified. If your life is unholy, then your heart is unchanged, and you are an unsaved person. The Savior will sanctify His people, renew them, give them a hatred of sin, and a love of holiness. The grace that does not make a man better than others is a worthless counterfeit. Christ saves His people, not IN their sins, but FROM their sins. Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
491:Everything in New Orleans is a good idea. Bijou temple-type cottages and lyric cathedrals side by side. Houses and mansions, structures of wild grace. Italianate, Gothic, Romanesque, Greek Revival standing in a long line in the rain. Roman Catholic art. Sweeping front porches, turrets, cast-iron balconies, colonnades- 30-foot columns, gloriously beautiful- double pitched roofs, all the architecture of the whole wide world and it doesn't move. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
492:Think of all the years passed by in which you said to yourself I’ll do it tomorrow, and how the gods have again and again granted you periods of grace of which you have not availed yourself. It is time to realise that you are a member of the Universe, that you are born of Nature itself, and to know that a limit has been set to your time. Use every moment wisely, to perceive your inner refulgence, or ’twill be gone and nevermore within your reach.  ~ marcus-aurelius, @wisdomtrove
493:The highest form of praise you can offer to yourself, to God and to the world is to spend time each day expressing gratitude. It says to God that you are aware and appreciative of grace. It says to life that you are acknowledging its awesome presence in you. It says to yourself that you are worth the time it takes to be healed. Time spent in silence, contemplation and gratitude is time spent in devotion to a higher calling and a more loving state of being. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
494:Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety, and the quiet mind. Spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies. Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavours. If it may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we may be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temparate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune, and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving to one another. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
495:I don't think most people know how to meditate - they fall asleep and they call it meditation. I prefer a kind of sweet, deep, rich prayer in which a person goes in and says, Take me down deep into the reason you gave me life. Take me down deep. It silences the chaos in me. Take me away from my sense. I need to go away now, because I'm in chaos - take me down deep. Hover over me, because I need grace. I say that a lot, many times a day. So that's my practice. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
496:When love awakens in your life, in the night of your heart, it is like the dawn breaking within you. Where before there was anonymity, now there is intimacy; where before there was fear, now there is courage; where before in your life there was awkwardness, now there is a rhythm of grace and gracefulness; where before you used to be jagged, now you are elegant and in rhythm with your self. When love awakens in your life, it is like a rebirth, a new beginning. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
497:Grace has to be the loveliest word in the English language. It embodies almost every attractive quality we hope to find in others. Grace is a gift of the humble to the humiliated. Grace acknowledges the ugliness of sin by choosing to see beyond it. Grace accepts a person as someone worthy of kindness despite whatever grime or hard-shell casing keeps him or her separated from the rest of the world. Grace is a gift of tender mercy when it makes the least sense. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
498:I just remember their kindness and goodness to me, and their peacefulness and their utter simplicity. They inspired real reverence, and I think, in a way, they were certainly saints. And they were saints in that most effective and telling way: sanctified by leading ordinary lives in a completely supernatural manner, sanctified by obscurity, by usual skills, by common tasks, by routine, but skills, tasks, routine which received a supernatural form from grace within. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
499:Our preaching does not stop with the law. That would lead to wounding without binding up, striking down and not healing, killing and not making alive, driving down to hell and not bringing back up, humbling and not exalting. Therefore, we must also preach grace and the promise of forgiveness - this is the means by which faith is awakened and properly taught. Without this word of grace, the law, contrition, penitence, and everything else are done and taught in vain. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
500:I don't think most people know how to meditate - they fall asleep and they call it meditation. I prefer a kind of sweet, deep, rich prayer in which a person goes in and says, Take me down deep into the reason you gave me life. Take me down deep. It silences the chaos in me. Take me away from my sense. I need to go away now, because I'm in chaos - take me down deep. Hover over me, because I need grace. I say that a lot, many times a day. So that's my practice. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove

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1:Grace will hold you ~ John Friend,
2:Amazing Grace.” Esben ~ Jessica Park,
3:BOOKS CHANGE LIVES. ~ Grace Burrowes,
4:Grace always wins. ~ Jefferson Bethke,
5:I'm very fond of drugs. ~ Grace Slick,
6:Never attack in anger, ~ Grace Draven,
7:Apologizing with grace ~ Nicole Fenton,
8:bhastaird mór, ~ Heather Grace Stewart,
9:Grace always is. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
10:Grace only exists to be ~ Glen Duncan,
11:wrapped the sheet around ~ Alexa Grace,
12:Dita’s death?” “Well, no ~ Celina Grace,
13:Grace is a feminine quality. ~ Rajneesh,
14:Grace is a God who stoops. ~ Max Lucado,
15:Grace was a good man, ~ Walter Isaacson,
16:Whenever I see grace, I’m moved. ~ Bono,
17:Grace grows best in winter. ~ Peter Enns,
18:Grace under pressure. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
19:Grace, which is charity, ~ Thomas Merton,
20:If wishes were horses.... ~ Grace Greene,
21:Roses denote grace. ~ Luis Alberto Urrea,
22:A tearful queen was being led ~ Grace Lin,
23:I'm all about the crockpot. ~ Nancy Grace,
24:I really need a therapist. ~ Topher Grace,
25:For me, every hour is grace. ~ Elie Wiesel,
26:Give us grace to listen well. ~ John Keble,
27:Grace glanced around; just a ~ Peter James,
28:I'm a runner. I like to run. ~ Nancy Grace,
29:I think all politicians lie. ~ Nancy Grace,
30:love in grace and truth. ~ Karen Kingsbury,
31:Manage things. Lead people. ~ Grace Hopper,
32:My nerves could use a drink. ~ Grace Kelly,
33:Order is the greatest grace. ~ John Dryden,
34:Slow as your own dubious grace. ~ Joe Meno,
35:És una bona vida, Hazel Grace. ~ John Green,
36:I do not favor the gag order. ~ Nancy Grace,
37:I praise the God of grace; ~ Horatius Bonar,
38:It's a good life, Hazel Grace. ~ John Green,
39:Merely a storm in a tea-cup. ~ Celina Grace,
40:Preach 90% Law and 10% grace. ~ John Wesley,
41:Stories are not a waste of time ~ Grace Lin,
42:Ye gods and little fishes. ~ Grace Burrowes,
43:11. You can get it at Target. ~ Grace Helbig,
44:Grace does not make sin safe ~ Matt Chandler,
45:I'm on a search for the truth. ~ Nancy Grace,
46:It is a good life, Hazel Grace. ~ John Green,
47:You only lose what you cling to. ~ Grace Lin,
48:You’re my first muse, Grace. ~ Renee Carlino,
49:Divine grace was never slow. ~ George Herbert,
50:Grace is power, not just pardon. ~ John Piper,
51:hand and raced down the stairs. ~ Alexa Grace,
52:By the grace of god I feel you. ~ Truth Devour,
53:Grace flows through wounds. ~ Christopher West,
54:Grace is always present. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
55:I am not anti-cop, I am pro-cop. ~ Nancy Grace,
56:I have faith in the jury system. ~ Nancy Grace,
57:I’m just a sinner saved by grace. ~ Tim LaHaye,
58:Joy is the grace we say to God. ~ Ray Bradbury,
59:The grace of God is courtesy. ~ Hilaire Belloc,
60:was just bad-tempered. I stayed ~ Grace Greene,
61:By the grace of God I am what I am ~ Mark Dever,
62:regret with dignity and grace. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
63:The secret to peace is forgiveness. ~ Grace Lin,
64:What grace I have is enough. ~ Theodore Roethke,
65:God gives enabling grace to go on. ~ Johnny Hunt,
66:Grace and mercy are never deserved. ~ R C Sproul,
67:Grace can and does have a history. ~ Karl Rahner,
68:grace in a silver-grey suit, dark ~ Faith Martin,
69:Grace is gratuitous; it is a gift. ~ Octavio Paz,
70:Grace is the unmerited favor of God. ~ Anonymous,
71:Grace means forgiveness-period. ~ David Jeremiah,
72:The Grace of God is in courtesy’; ~ Evelyn Waugh,
73:But by God's grace, I am what I am! ~ Jenna Black,
74:Do we not have moments of grace? ~ Rebecca Maizel,
75:Not grace to bar what is not bliss, ~ John Piper,
76:still loved but deprived of grace ~ Flann O Brien,
77:the mad have a grace all their own ~ Kim Harrison,
78:THESE PIECES ARE WORTH MORE THAN YOU! ~ Grace Lin,
79:Truth is narrow, but grace is wide. ~ Alan Hirsch,
80:We cannot get grace from gadgets. ~ J B Priestley,
81:What colour was Millie’s room, Grace? ~ B A Paris,
82:You manage things and lead people. ~ Grace Hopper,
83:Conformity is an imitation of grace. ~ Simone Weil,
84:Grace is free, but it's not cheap. ~ Kevin DeYoung,
85:I don't like people who hide things. ~ Grace Jones,
86:It's like a mathematical law, Grace. ~ Paul Auster,
87:I wish for you to grow old with me. ~ Grace Draven,
88:there but for the grace of God go I. ~ Laura Bates,
89:Your highest female grace is silence. ~ Ben Jonson,
90:A courteous, yet harrowing Grace, ~ Emily Dickinson,
91:Ah … yes. John Green.’ ‘Jason Grace. ~ Rick Riordan,
92:Constantly strive for mastery and grace. ~ Dan John,
93:Courage is grace under pressure. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
94:Getting angry doesn't solve anything. ~ Grace Kelly,
95:Grace is always a punishment for us. ~ Richard Rohr,
96:Grace O'Malley is a crafty devil. ~ Morgan Llywelyn,
97:Grace was only a few months old and ~ Steena Holmes,
98:Guru’s grace is always there. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
99:Our best pictures happen by grace. ~ Joyce Tenneson,
100:Silence gives the proper grace to women ~ Sophocles,
101:The mad have a grace all their own". ~ Kim Harrison,
102:The Moon for all her light and grace ~ Robert Frost,
103:True modesty is a discerning grace ~ William Cowper,
104:When grace moves in... guilt moves out ~ Max Lucado,
105:Without sin, what grace has forgiveness ~ Anonymous,
106:You feel good in my arms," she said. ~ Grace Draven,
107:And there but for the grace of God go I, ~ Anonymous,
108:But by the grace of God I am what I am ~ John Newton,
109:Grace will take you places hustling can ~ Bren Brown,
110:I think the truth is black-and-white . ~ Nancy Grace,
111:My ultimate style icon is Grace Jones. ~ Nick Rhodes,
112:Thy will, not ours, be done. ~ Grace Livingston Hill,
113:Wait here. I'll be right back," Hux ~ Grace Callaway,
114:We should die relying on grace alone ~ Martin Luther,
115:come. They accept death with a grace that ~ Anonymous,
116:For a woman, forty is torture, the end. ~ Grace Kelly,
117:Grace comes to forgive and then forgive again. ~ Rumi,
118:Grace sat down where the chair wasn't. ~ Ellen Raskin,
119:Hannah had been encouraging Grace to ~ Joan Medlicott,
120:I am an actress first, a singer second. ~ Grace Jones,
121:If you want to enter a state of grace, ~ Byron Katie,
122:I'm not a rock star, I'm a soft person. ~ Grace Jones,
123:Lean back into the arms of grace. ~ Cheryl Richardson,
124:Lissy always thought she knew everything. ~ Grace Lin,
125:Strictly excel in what is excellence with grace ~ GZA,
126:The art of illusion is grace itself. ~ Steven Erikson,
127:To so perverse a sex all grace is vain. ~ John Dryden,
128:We all need grace in the face of each other. ~ LeCrae,
129:What does it matter, all is grace. ~ Georges Bernanos,
130:Who cares?' said Judy, who didn't care. ~ Grace Paley,
131:A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls. ~ Grace Kelly,
132:Everything begins and ends with grace. ~ Jocelyn Green,
133:Grace has a grand laughter in it. ~ Marilynne Robinson,
134:If it isn't bolted down, bring it home. ~ Grace Hopper,
135:John Martyn on instead, Grace and Danger, ~ Ian Rankin,
136:O momentary grace of mortal men, ~ William Shakespeare,
137:Prayer is the thermometer of grace. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
138:She truly has grace under pressure, ~ Mary Ann Shaffer,
139:there but for the grace of God go I. The ~ Laura Bates,
140:To women silence gives their proper grace. ~ Sophocles,
141:ye are not under the law, but under grace. ~ Anonymous,
142:You have been all my moments of grace. ~ Sherry Thomas,
143:By the grace of God, I'll be that man. ~ Dwight L Moody,
144:For the mighty, even to give away is grace. ~ Aeschylus,
145:God’s grace always precedes his call. ~ Brennan Manning,
146:Grace is a person. And his name is Jesus. ~ Judah Smith,
147:Grace only sticks to our imperfections. ~ Donald Miller,
148:Grace will take you places hustling can’t. ~ Bren Brown,
149:May my living be grace to those behind me. ~ N D Wilson,
150:Without Grace you cannot do anything. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
151:Anger and anger can not solve any problem. ~ Grace Kelly,
152:collaborating with Grace. It was more ~ Elin Hilderbrand,
153:Heaven gave to woman the peculiar grace ~ Alexander Pope,
154:Her name is Grace, and she is on fire. ~ Victoria Schwab,
155:I began to blush. “Oh yes. What an idiot. ~ Celina Grace,
156:I lit up like a Christmas tree, Hazel Grace ~ John Green,
157:I'm a Jane Austen/Jane Eyre kind of girl. ~ Maggie Grace,
158:I shall be the epitome of gentle good grace, ~ Anonymous,
159:Moralism apart from grace solves little. ~ Philip Yancey,
160:see past the surface to the tides below.  ~ Grace Draven,
161:Some men fall from grace. Some are pushed. ~ Jim Butcher,
162:Sorrow opens the gate to the Grace of God ~ Tim Willocks,
163:You are beyond my imagination, Grace Astor. ~ Louise Bay,
164:Be attentive to the voice of grace. ~ Elizabeth Ann Seton,
165:But for the grace of God, that could be me. ~ Joel Osteen,
166:By "guts" I mean, grace under pressure ~ Ernest Hemingway,
167:Grace in the soul is heaven in that soul. ~ Matthew Henry,
168:I lit up like a Christmas tree, Hazel Grace. ~ John Green,
169:Immerse yourself in the curriculum of grace. ~ Max Lucado,
170:In your eyes I have always found grace. ~ Cassandra Clare,
171:Laughter is grace in its gaseous form. ~ Cathleen Falsani,
172:Laughter is the key that grace has arrived. ~ Anne Lamott,
173:The Divine Grace alone shall be our support. ~ The Mother,
174:The divine Grace alone shall be our support. ~ The Mother,
175:What I am looking for is a certain grace. ~ Scott Schuman,
176:And grace that won who saw to wish her stay. ~ John Milton,
177:God hath his mysteries of grace, ~ Cecil Frances Alexander,
178:I do what I love to do, what I choose to do. ~ Grace Slick,
179:It seemed too good to be true. That's grace. ~ Judah Smith,
180:Knowledge is folly unless grace guide it. ~ George Herbert,
181:Repentance is a gift of God's grace. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
182:The lily in splendor, the vine in her grace, ~ Ruth Pitter,
183:This is one night I wish I smoked and drank. ~ Grace Kelly,
184:We will find grace to help us when we need it ~ Max Lucado,
185:By the grace of God, we won the Cold War. ~ George H W Bush,
186:Comport yourself with grace under pressure. ~ Bryant McGill,
187:God's reckless grace is our greatest hope. ~ Timothy Keller,
188:Grace and remembrance be to you both. ~ William Shakespeare,
189:Grace is God-given power to live differently. ~ Judah Smith,
190:I am one imperfect man saved by God's grace. ~ Mark Sanford,
191:It lit up like a Christmas Tree Hazel Grace... ~ John Green,
192:May God give you more and more grace and peace. ~ Anonymous,
193:Not grace, or zeal, love only was my call, ~ Alexander Pope,
194:Our life dictates a certain kind of wardrobe. ~ Grace Kelly,
195:The Highest Form of Grace is Silence. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
196:Unconstraint is the grace of conversation. ~ Samuel Johnson,
197:We are grace. We are power. We are RiverClan. ~ Erin Hunter,
198:Whatever; bling always has something to hide. ~ Grace Jones,
199:You can't expect your children to be perfect. ~ Grace Jones,
200:You only need a heart full of grace ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
201:All writing comes by the grace of God. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
202:But where sin abounded, grace superabounded. ~ Jerry Bridges,
203:Courage is grace under pressure.’” “Hemingway! ~ Roxy Sloane,
204:Feed your head. Feed your head. Feed your head ~ Grace Slick,
205:God is sovereign. His grace cannot be tamed. ~ R Kent Hughes,
206:God's grace is painted on the canvas of despair. ~ T D Jakes,
207:Grace changes us and change is painful". ~ Flannery O Connor,
208:Grace in the soul is a new life in the soul. ~ Matthew Henry,
209:Grace is only ever attractive to sinners. ~ Paul David Tripp,
210:Grace is opposed to earning, not to effort. ~ Dallas Willard,
211:Grace, like water, flows to the lowest part. ~ Philip Yancey,
212:I never say 'never,' and I never say 'always.' ~ Grace Kelly,
213:In school [I wanted] to be an English teacher. ~ Nancy Grace,
214:I think that grace and love always rattle people. ~ Rob Bell,
215:Lord Our God Your Grace is a purifying fire. ~ Anthony Doerr,
216:Stick around long enough, you'll get some grace. ~ Spike Lee,
217:The law detects, grace alone conquers sin. ~ Saint Augustine,
218:The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead. ~ Grace Llewellyn,
219:To love God is to cooperate with His grace. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
220:You do not know how to shut me up, Hazel Grace. ~ John Green,
221:A line only gets grace when it curves, you know. ~ Leif Enger,
222:Every act of seizure is an act of grace. ~ Jen Pollock Michel,
223:Grace in women has more effect than beauty. ~ William Hazlitt,
224:Grace is love that cares and stoops and rescues. ~ John Stott,
225:Grace is within you. Grace is the Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
226:Grace is within you; Grace is the Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
227:Grace saved my life; it can revolutionize yours. ~ Jay Bakker,
228:his facetious grace in writing,” and much else. ~ Bill Bryson,
229:I have a rule that I won't Google my own name. ~ Topher Grace,
230:I'm a commercial artist, both in music and art. ~ Grace Slick,
231:I think of moving as a kind of saving grace. ~ Martin Puryear,
232:it takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations ~ Rupi Kaur,
233:Love cannot be learned or taught. Love comes as Grace. ~ Rumi,
234:Patience, obedience, submission, grace. She ~ Claire Thompson,
235:There but for the grace of God, goes God. ~ Winston Churchill,
236:There can be no great love without exclusivity. ~ Carol Grace,
237:and measured swords with their eyes as ~ Grace Livingston Hill,
238:Angels and ministers of grace defend us! ~ William Shakespeare,
239:Angels and ministers of grace defend us. ~ William Shakespeare,
240:Be the weirdest little weird in all Weird Town. ~ Grace Helbig,
241:I did not know I needed grace until I met you. ~ Thea Harrison,
242:it takes grace to remains kind in cruel situations ~ Rupi Kaur,
243:Open to the Divine Grace and thou shalt endure. ~ ~ The Mother,
244:The curse turned to grace when the hurt turned to faith. ~ DMX,
245:The only recognizable feature of hope is action. ~ Grace Paley,
246:There’s no skill and no grace to it, but you ~ Georges Simenon,
247:We do not live by justice, but by grace. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
248:We respond to healing grace by giving it away. ~ Philip Yancey,
249:When in doubt, start from the top. -Jason Grace ~ Rick Riordan,
250:Wisdom is an ornament of grace to the soul. ~ Elizabeth George,
251:You’ve had a day of it,” he said. “Don’t worry. ~ Celina Grace,
252:Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
253:blue rice bowl with the white rabbit painted on it. ~ Grace Lin,
254:Dig -- the mostly uncouth -- language of grace. ~ Geoffrey Hill,
255:God answers the mess of life with one word: Grace. ~ Max Lucado,
256:God answers the mess of life with one word: grace. ~ Max Lucado,
257:God grant me grace my prayers to say: ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
258:Grace me no grace, nor uncle me no uncle. ~ William Shakespeare,
259:Grace me no grace, nor uncle me no uncle; ~ William Shakespeare,
260:I can look at a fur and tell if it's good or not. ~ Grace Jones,
261:I give grace because I so desperately need it. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
262:I often get too emotionally involved in my cases. ~ Nancy Grace,
263:Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God. ~ Karl Barth,
264:Many thanks to all the following splendid souls: ~ Celina Grace,
265:No matter what is going on, everything is grace. ~ Martin Sheen,
266:Sincere prayer is answered by unfailing grace. ~ Shri Radhe Maa,
267:The arts have always been in and around my life. ~ Grace Gummer,
268:There is nothing free except the Grace of God. ~ Charles Portis,
269:What will happen can't be stopped. Aim for Grace. ~ Ann Beattie,
270:All you have to do is breathe, and you seduce me. ~ Grace Draven,
271:But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:  ~ Anonymous,
272:Cheap grace is grace without discipleship. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
273:Grace Hopper develops first computer compiler. ~ Walter Isaacson,
274:Grace is opposed to earning, but not to effort. ~ Dallas Willard,
275:Hazel Grace, I love it when you talk medical to me. ~ John Green,
276:Hearthstone Passes Out Even More than Jason Grace ~ Rick Riordan,
277:I didn't want to write a book. They made me do it. ~ Grace Slick,
278:I don't like defensive shots-you can only get threes ~ W G Grace,
279:It is easier to apologize than to get permission. ~ Grace Hopper,
280:It's easier to apologize than ask for permission. ~ Grace Hopper,
281:I would far rather convey grace than explain it. ~ Philip Yancey,
282:Love is the victim's response to the rapist. ~ Ti Grace Atkinson,
283:To love God is to cooperate with His grace. And ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
284:Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider. ~ Saint Augustine,
285:Without grace, everyone is running from something. ~ Terry Hayes,
286:Faith is the work of God's grace in us. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
287:Grace alone brings about every good work in us. ~ Saint Augustine,
288:guess all that sinuous grace and exotic beauty can ~ Lisa Shearin,
289:He specialized in the murder of dreams, Hazel Grace. ~ John Green,
290:How do you find the grace to face
the shadows? ~ Sherry Thomas,
291:Humbleness is always grace; always dignity ~ James Russell Lowell,
292:It is by God’s Grace that you think of God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
293:May God grant us the grace to laugh at ourselves. ~ Ray Blackston,
294:Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace. ~ Max Lucado,
295:Story is a way to find grace in the chaos. ~ Patti Callahan Henry,
296:The hallmark of grace is an obedient heart. ~ John F MacArthur Jr,
297:The more my prayer, the lesser is my grace. ~ William Shakespeare,
298:Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace. ~ John Dryden,
299:When in doubt, start from the top.
-Jason Grace ~ Rick Riordan,
300:You do know when people say 'chic,' they mean thin. ~ Carol Grace,
301:As an unmarried woman, I was thought to be a danger. ~ Grace Kelly,
302:But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair ~ Relient K,
303:God resists the proud, But †gives grace to the humble. ~ Anonymous,
304:Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving. ~ B B Warfield,
305:Grace is the permanent climate of divine kindness ~ John O’Donohue,
306:Grace is when you know you're loved exactly as you are. ~ Rob Bell,
307:Grace misunderstood will always lead to jealousy. ~ Ravi Zacharias,
308:He burned as if with fever, and she burned for him. ~ Grace Draven,
309:I don't talk about my personal life with the press. ~ Topher Grace,
310:I don t wanna see old people on a rock & roll stage. ~ Grace Slick,
311:I think forever is an incorrect concept"- Hazel Grace ~ John Green,
312:There's a certain grace to having your heart broken. ~ Lena Dunham,
313:Truth is, we don’t get grace. But it sure can get us. ~ Max Lucado,
314:TV has been my goal since before I started YouTube. ~ Grace Helbig,
315:What I've been saying to people is that I write it. ~ Topher Grace,
316:When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows. ~ Grace Slick,
317:Write what will stop your breath if you don’t write. ~ Grace Paley,
318:All human endeavors depend on God’s common grace. ~ Nancy R Pearcey,
319:All is grace only because all can transfigure. ~ Ann Voskamp,
320:Cheap grace is the mortal enemy of the church ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
321:Each of us is born with an incorruptible spot of grace. ~ Mark Nepo,
322:Faith's only function is to receive what grace offers. ~ John Stott,
323:Feminism is a theory, lesbianism is a practice. ~ Ti Grace Atkinson,
324:Flirting was new to me, but I liked it." - Hazel Grace ~ John Green,
325:God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”a ~ Anonymous,
326:Grace and gratitude go together like heaven and earth. ~ Karl Barth,
327:Grace / to be born and live as variously as possible ~ Frank O Hara,
328:Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. ~ Paul Theroux,
329:He said, where there is love, there is my grace. ~ Christopher Pike,
330:He specialized in the murder of dreams, Hazel Grace... ~ John Green,
331:I don't believe in America, but I believe in people. ~ Grace Dunham,
332:I don`t want to dress up a picture with just my face. ~ Grace Kelly,
333:I said I'd be honest, I never said I'd be consistant. ~ Grace Slick,
334:I think of Grace and feel a sharp pain in my chest. ~ Lauren Oliver,
335:It is a sure mark of grace to desire more. ~ Robert Murray M Cheyne,
336:it takes grace
to remain kind
in cruel situations ~ Rupi Kaur,
337:Obvious effort is the antithesis of grace. ~ Baldassare Castiglione,
338:People, it came to Grace, disappeared into people. ~ Joseph McElroy,
339:The gifts of grace increase as the sorrows increase. ~ Rose of Lima,
340:The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens. ~ Grace Kelly,
341:The wrong word is like a lie jammed inside the story. ~ Grace Paley,
342:We all have the right to ask for Grace
   ~ Swami Vivekananda, [T6],
343:Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family. ~ Grace Kelly,
344:At the root of all real experience of grace and true ~ Andrew Murray,
345:Grace is the outcome of inward harmony. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach,
346:He moves with the predatory grace of a penguin. ~ Sarah Rees Brennan,
347:Joseph Williams, Style: Ten lessons in clarity and grace ~ Anonymous,
348:Man's will and God's grace rise and fall together ~ Evelyn Underhill,
349:Nature hath meal and bran, contempt and grace. ~ William Shakespeare,
350:Action has magic, grace and power in it. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
351:Courage has been described as “grace under pressure". ~ Joe Schreiber,
352:Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery. ~ Grace Kelly,
353:Faith is a living, daring, confidence in God's grace. ~ Martin Luther,
354:Forgive me if I am wary of your goodwill, Your Grace. ~ Sarah MacLean,
355:Grace does not destroy nature, it perfects it. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
356:Grace makes you gracious. The Giver makes you give. ~ E Stanley Jones,
357:Grace thou thy house and let not that grace thee. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
358:I don't like yelling and fighting, and I can't quarrel. ~ Grace Kelly,
359:I don't think 'pop' should mean that you had no talent. ~ Grace Jones,
360:I live in a state of grace, where I don't have to know. ~ Byron Katie,
361:It's hard for me to believe someone could harm a child. ~ Nancy Grace,
362:I would say my sense of adventure outweighs my grace. ~ Kathy Ireland,
363:Knowledge is but folly unless it is guided by grace. ~ George Herbert,
364:Mercy and compassion are all the grace left to us. ~ Jacqueline Carey,
365:Modesty's no credit to anyone-it's just a social grace. ~ Dawn Powell,
366:Sisterhood is powerful. It kills. Mostly sisters. ~ Ti Grace Atkinson,
367:slowly, “You care too much, Will. Do not let His Grace ~ Karen Harper,
368:Strange that such a small kindness felt like grace. ~ Madeline Miller,
369:The glory of God is that you can't outs in His grace. ~ Matt Chandler,
370:The grace of God is a wind which is always blowing. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
371:There is a long time in me between knowing and telling. ~ Grace Paley,
372:Third rule of combat: fight with purpose, not emotion. ~ Grace Draven,
373:Through the grace of God,I'm a victor not a victim. ~ Christy Barritt,
374:We must explain the truth: There is no free lunch. ~ Grace Napolitano,
375:You can be a warrior and be full of grace and class. ~ Drew Barrymore,
376:Action has magic, grace, and power in it. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
377:activism can be the journey rather than the arrival; ~ Grace Lee Boggs,
378:And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do. ~ Edward Everett,
379:Art is the sole means of grace in our fallen state. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
380:Grace does not choose a man and leave him as he is. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
381:Guilt sucks the life out of our souls. Grace restores it. ~ Max Lucado,
382:I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets. ~ Grace Kelly,
383:I collect stuffed animals, and toy stores make me happy. ~ Grace Slick,
384:I welcome all creatures of the world with grace. ~ Hildegard of Bingen,
385:My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. ~ Anonymous,
386:My mind to me an empire is,While grace affordeth health. ~ Edward Dyer,
387:Sería un honor tener el corazón roto por ti, Hazel Grace. ~ John Green,
388:Sin is sovereign till sovereign grace dethrones it. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
389:There was a knock on the door and Matt’s voice outside. ~ Celina Grace,
390:The rose that grows in grace will blossom into beauty ~ Nancy B Brewer,
391:Your Grace:
Others come. Prepare for Invasion.
—M. ~ Shana Abe,
392:Álbum para «activarse»: «One-X», de Three Days Grace. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
393:An acronym for grace is God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. ~ Renee Swope,
394:Feminism is the theory, lesbianism is the practice. ~ Ti Grace Atkinson,
395:God has the final word on your life and His word is grace. ~ Max Lucado,
396:How beautiful, the grace of women; how soft their charity. ~ Donna Leon,
397:Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace. ~ Abbe Pierre,
398:I love to be with my twins. They are my true joy in life. ~ Nancy Grace,
399:I'm at a place of deep cynicism about American politics. ~ Grace Dunham,
400:It is too difficult a Grace-
To justify the Dream- ~ Emily Dickinson,
401:I wanted to be an Olympic swimmer when I was growing up. ~ Grace Gummer,
402:No grace can save any man unless he helps himself. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
403:No law is an issue until someone tries to enforce it. ~ Grace Llewellyn,
404:O my Lord, with your help and grace what is there to fear! ~ The Mother,
405:Politics is about putting yourself in a state of grace. ~ Paddy Ashdown,
406:Stand and face me, my love,and scatter the grace in your eyes. ~ Sappho,
407:That is a question you have to ask the Old Man of the Moon. ~ Grace Lin,
408:We pray to God for Bliss and receive it by Grace. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
409:You cannot learn about Love, LOVE appears on the wings of grace. ~ Rumi,
410:Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
411:Bung upwards, she means, Your Grace," a tart called out. ~ Loretta Chase,
412:For today, all you need is the grace to begin beginning. ~ Julia Cameron,
413:God's grace is the oil that fills the lamp of love. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
414:Grace, who haunted my thoughts when I couldn’t dream ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
415:Hell strives with grace for conquest in my breast. ~ Christopher Marlowe,
416:I have the grace of providence to be poor. ~ Antonio de Oliveira Salazar,
417:Little pieces of grace were everywhere if you looked. ~ Michael Connelly,
418:Morning dawns when the grace overcomes nature. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
419:My hand aching because grace wasn't underneath it 3! ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
420:…possessed of that indescribable charm called grace. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
421:Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God. ~ Oswald Chambers,
422:Rise and find the grace, for it is all around you. ~ Tyler Knott Gregson,
423:Small herbs have grace, great weeds do grow apace. ~ William Shakespeare,
424:Small herbs have grace, great weeds to grow apace. ~ William Shakespeare,
425:Stand to face me beloved
And open out the grace of your eyes ~ Sappho,
426:The power of God is within me. The grace of God surrounds me. ~ Ram Dass,
427:There is no means to take sin away but grace alone. That ~ Martin Luther,
428:The winds of change can often blow with calmness and grace. ~ Obert Skye,
429:The world is Trouble...and Grace. That is all there is. ~ Gary D Schmidt,
430:What is the definition of guts? Grace under pressure. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
431:When you're doing a Broadway show, you have no free time. ~ Maggie Grace,
432:You have to go charging ahead, you can't stay behind. ~ Grace Coddington,
433:Don't sit under an orange tree waiting for apples to grow. ~ Grace Helbig,
434:For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. ~ Wendell Berry,
435:For truth hath better deeds than words to grace it. ~ William Shakespeare,
436:God won’t lead you where his grace can’t keep you. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
437:grace (free forgiveness when you don’t deserve it a bit). ~ Michael Green,
438:Grace imitates modesty, as politeness imitates kindness. ~ Joseph Joubert,
439:salvation by grace teaches us to live self-controlled lives. ~ Beth Moore,
440:semaphoring a ‘hello’ to someone with his eyebrows. “Let’s ~ Celina Grace,
441:She knew with chilling and absolute certainty she was next. ~ Alexa Grace,
442:That is the mystery of grace: it never comes too late. ~ Francois Mauriac,
443:The idea of my life as a fairy tale is itself a fairy tale. ~ Grace Kelly,
444:The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy. ~ Martin Luther,
445:The words grace and gracious are used 169 times in the Bible. ~ Anonymous,
446:Women should stick together. Didn’t you learn anything yet? ~ Grace Paley,
447:Art is the contemplation of the world in a state of grace. ~ Hermann Hesse,
448:[A safe person] is somebody who speaks the truth in grace. ~ Donald Miller,
449:Being paid well for something you love to do - it's a grace. ~ Dean Koontz,
450:By his grace, and by nothing you can offer, he chooses you. ~ Kyle Idleman,
451:Even if I sing like a robot, it is still an emotional robot. ~ Grace Jones,
452:God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.-JAMES 4:6 ~ Anonymous,
453:Grace comes free of charge to people who do not deserve it ~ Philip Yancey,
454:I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people. ~ Maya Angelou,
455:If it has to be done at all, it must be done with grace ~ Philippa Gregory,
456:If it is to be done at all, it must be done with grace. ~ Philippa Gregory,
457:I leave my heart and my kingdom in your capable hands, wife ~ Grace Draven,
458:I’m certain I taste like a boiled potato,” she declared. He ~ Grace Draven,
459:I'm just going to let my record in Congress speak for itself. ~ Grace Meng,
460:I really like my doctors. Some of them I love. I trust them. ~ Nancy Grace,
461:pads of his fingers, their dark claws a whisper of movement ~ Grace Draven,
462:Preaching grace produces fruit. Preaching law produces nuts. ~ Steve McVey,
463:Talking about relationships is a surefire way to jinx them. ~ Maggie Grace,
464:That’s what a good dog is, you know. A little bit of grace. ~ Stephen King,
465:The Grace is infinite for him who sincerely trusts the Grace. ~ The Mother,
466:The institution of sexual intercourse is anti-feminist ~ Ti Grace Atkinson,
467:Those of us who need much grace come to treasure good friends. ~ Anonymous,
468:Woman of day,” he said slowly.  “You mean everything to me. ~ Grace Draven,
469:Anyone who's 71 years old would look ridiculous singing rock. ~ Grace Slick,
470:awkwardness, there were traces of grace and strength as he ~ Gilbert Morris,
471:Believe it or not, there are people who want to be on juries. ~ Nancy Grace,
472:Free grace can go into the gutter, and bring up a jewel! ~ Charles Spurgeon,
473:Give me the courage to stand the pain to get the grace. ~ Flannery O Connor,
474:Grace does not make sin safe, Grace does make sinners safe. ~ Matt Chandler,
475:Grace does not make sin safe. Grace does make sinners safe. ~ Matt Chandler,
476:Grace happens when we act with others on behalf of our world. ~ Joanna Macy,
477:Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace. ~ Karl Barth,
478:Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. ~ Paul Tillich,
479:He rides pleasantly enough whom the grace of God carries. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
480:I actually I don't feel a lot of hate on Twitter very often. ~ Grace Phipps,
481:If it has to be done at all, it must be done with grace. ~ Philippa Gregory,
482:If you don't own the stage, you shouldn't be in rock n' roll. ~ Grace Slick,
483:I love women, but I've never had a relationship with a woman. ~ Grace Jones,
484:Mainly I make music, and you can do that until you drop dead. ~ Grace Slick,
485:Responsibility is a grace you give yourself not an obligation ~ Dan Millman,
486:The fault is here, but so is the solution. That’s the grace. ~ Louise Penny,
487:the love of one true man is worth a life’s devotion ~ Grace Livingston Hill,
488:The night is young, and by the grace of magic, so are we. ~ Michael Buckley,
489:there is beauty in stillness and grace in acceptance. ~ Katherine Applegate,
490:There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you. ~ Carol Grace,
491:True goodness is an inward grace, not an outward necessity. ~ Ellen Glasgow,
492:Wars are started by the truth. Peace is proclaimed with lies. ~ Carol Grace,
493:You are the crown of creation, and you've got no place to go. ~ Grace Slick,
494:Any journey worth taking is worth finding value in each step. ~ Grace Greene,
495:Beauty and grace are performed whether or not we sense them. ~ Annie Dillard,
496:Because of grace so many people will miss salvation ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
497:Everyone, real or invented, deserves the open destiny of life. ~ Grace Paley,
498:Grace is something you can never get but only be given. ~ Frederick Buechner,
499:Grace releases people not only from sin but from shame. ~ Charles R Swindoll,
500:Hate your next-door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace. ~ Barry McGuire,
501:I don't like old people on a rock and roll stage. Me included. ~ Grace Slick,
502:I loved acting. I didn’t particularly like being a movie star. ~ Grace Kelly,
503:I'm very social. It's just most of my friends are not actors. ~ Topher Grace,
504:I was hired to be an actress, not a personality for the press. ~ Grace Kelly,
505:Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down. ~ Grace Hopper,
506:Life is a gift, and i try to respond with grace and courtesy. ~ Maya Angelou,
507:Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace. ~ Arianna Huffington,
508:Measure your growth in grace by your sensitiveness to sin. ~ Oswald Chambers,
509:Neatness is a crowning grace of womanhood. ~ Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle,
510:One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions. ~ Grace Hopper,
511:Prancing around on stage is not the entire purpose of my life. ~ Grace Slick,
512:The Grace will win the Victory in due time by the Eternal Love. ~ The Mother,
513:The Marines may have made me a man, but Grace made me human. ~ Jen Frederick,
514:The only true love is grace. All else is a counterfeit. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
515:The problem of pain meets its match in the scandal of grace. ~ Philip Yancey,
516:The prostitute is the only honest woman left in America. ~ Ti Grace Atkinson,
517:The things we pray for, good Lord, give us grace to labor for. ~ Thomas More,
518:We bask in God’s grace but throw the law at others. We’re ~ Paul David Tripp,
519:When love and duty are one then grace is within your soul. ~ Shannon L Alder,
520:With faith in the Divine Grace, all difficulties are solved.
   ~ The Mother,
521:Without grace there is no hope, but with it there is no shortage. ~ Barnabas,
522:Actually, Herbert-Miller. But call me Grace. Come in, please. ~ Clive Cussler,
523:Faith is the receiver of grace; unbelief is the rejector. ~ Alisa Hope Wagner,
524:Funerals, I decided, are for the living. - Hazel Grace Lancaster ~ John Green,
525:God's grace frees you from having to deny your weaknesses. ~ Paul David Tripp,
526:God's grace is not limited by any ecclesiastical barriers. ~ Lesslie Newbigin,
527:grace is greater than all of the sin we’re grappling with. ~ Paul David Tripp,
528:He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural. ~ William Shakespeare,
529:I am pretty unextraordinary, ~ John Green Hazel Grace Lancaster. ~ John Green,
530:Identity politics isn't old school! It's still alive and well. ~ Grace Dunham,
531:If anybody starts using me as scenery, I'll return to New York. ~ Grace Kelly,
532:I'm an American by birth, but I'm a Texan by the Grace of God. ~ Larry Gatlin,
533:Kate as she was at home without varnish or furbelows. ~ Grace Livingston Hill,
534:Let us preach grace till humility just starts to grow in us. ~ Timothy Keller,
535:PHI4.23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. ~ Anonymous,
536:There is always more grace in Christ than there is guilt in us. ~ Ann Voskamp,
537:Thou hast created me not from necessity but from grace. ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol,
538:To translate a poem from thinking into English takes all night. ~ Grace Paley,
539:tremulous smile. “Your Grace, glad tidings,” he announced. “Wyman ~ Anonymous,
540:When once our grace we have forgot, Nothing goes right. ~ William Shakespeare,
541:When we trust in the Divine’s Grace we get an unfailing courage. ~ The Mother,
542:Yes," Ba said sadly, "it is impossible. But it is not ridiculous. ~ Grace Lin,
543:You can’t overcome sin without grace and you can’t control grace. ~ Anonymous,
544:And grace is not opposed to effort; it is opposed to earning. ~ Dallas Willard,
545:Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected. ~ Jonathan Edwards,
546:Hattie.' Grace patted my arm. 'My cows sing better than you do. ~ Kirby Larson,
547:He who boasts of grace—has little grace to boast of. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
548:If we’re lucky, we live long enough to work out our differences ~ Grace Greene,
549:I had no plans to be ever a lawyer, a crime fighter [in school]. ~ Nancy Grace,
550:It would be an honour to have my heart broken by you Hazel Grace. ~ John Green,
551:I would have liked to personally have prosecuted Scott Peterson. ~ Nancy Grace,
552:My dear, treacherous mother,” he breathed. “What have you done? ~ Grace Draven,
553:Our Mother Mary is full of beauty because she is full of grace. ~ Pope Francis,
554:the dimming light seemed to make the house disappear into the sky, ~ Grace Lin,
555:There is a grace of life which is still yours, my dear Europe. ~ Charles Olson,
556:There is grace for our fickle and easily distracted hearts. ~ Paul David Tripp,
557:Without justification salvation is not of grace, but of works. ~ William Carey,
558:you can’t cling to God’s grace and your shame at the same time. ~ Melissa Tagg,
559:You have to experience grace to be one who knows how to give it. ~ Johnny Hunt,
560:A lot of police shootings are justified, but many others are not. ~ Nancy Grace,
561:A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. ~ Grace Hopper,
562:God gives us the grace and power to have a relationship with him. ~ Rick Warren,
563:God's grace is not infinite. God is infinite, and God is gracious. ~ R C Sproul,
564:Grace does not make sin safe. But grace does make sinners safe. ~ Matt Chandler,
565:He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural. ~ William Shakespeare,
566:However much we hate the law, we are more afraid of grace ~ Robert Farrar Capon,
567:I never thought I was going to be a singer. That was an accident. ~ Grace Jones,
568:It would be an honour to have my heart broken by you, Hazel Grace. ~ John Green,
569:I've always been more interested in the future than in the past. ~ Grace Hopper,
570:Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world. ~ Grace Paley,
571:Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue ~ Anne Lamott,
572:Measurements is your saving grace if you want to raise steam. ~ Terry Pratchett,
573:Stand and face me, my love,
and scatter the grace in your eyes.
~ Sappho,
574:Sweet music, and your secret heart. Both have the healing grace. ~ Jon Anderson,
575:The Church is not an enforcer of rules, but an outpost of grace ~ Brian Houston,
576:There is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. ~ Seneca the Younger,
577:True restoration takes patience, subtlety, skill, and grace. ~ Paul David Tripp,
578:Whatever it takes to break your heart and wake you up is grace. ~ Mark Matousek,
579:Wherever there is true grace, there is a desire for more grace. ~ Matthew Henry,
580:You have to leave room for God's grace. Perfect is God's job. ~ Karen Kingsbury,
581:Even the most foul of us likes to believe we have a saving grace. ~ Alan Bradley,
582:From the moment a soul has the grace to know God, she must seek. ~ Mother Teresa,
583:God opposes the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.” (Pro. 3:34 ~ Anonymous,
584:God's grace, quite simply, is God's mercy and goodness toward us. ~ Billy Graham,
585:Grace is free only because the giver himself has borne the cost. ~ Philip Yancey,
586:Grace is that in God which brings into favor one justly in disfavor. ~ A W Tozer,
587:Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom. ~ Friedrich Schiller,
588:grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ~ Anonymous,
589:Humour is...the all-consoling and...the all-excusing, grace of life. ~ C S Lewis,
590:I don't really want to have any part of getting guilty people off. ~ Nancy Grace,
591:If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace. ~ Max Lucado,
592:If you depend on God's grace there is no such thing as impossible. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
593:If you make happy those that are near, those that are far will come. ~ Grace Lin,
594:I know that through the grace of God, I am the founder of Manitoba. ~ Louis Riel,
595:I never went to a photography school, which was my saving grace. ~ Duane Michals,
596:into the outer office for a moment with a telegram which ~ Grace Livingston Hill,
597:I would court you, with all the grace and courtesy that you deserve, ~ C S Pacat,
598:Law merely indicated the sickness; grace brought about the cure. ~ Philip Yancey,
599:Let Christ's righteousness and grace, not yours, be your refuge. ~ Martin Luther,
600:My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness. ~ Kay Arthur,
601:Nobody who understands the free grace of God takes sin lightly. ~ Timothy Keller,
602:Oh what people of God we ought to be; and grace can make us so! ~ Francis Asbury,
603:Only those who are aware of God's wrath are amazed by God's grace. ~ C J Mahaney,
604:The grace that does not change my life will not save my soul. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
605:The thought of God is Divine Favor! He is by nature Grace. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
606:We walk upon the grace of god. Nothing else exists except that. ~ Frederick Lenz,
607:Yesterday’s grace is inadequate in the face of today’s struggle. ~ Matt Chandler,
608:Grace isn’t permission to sin; it’s the power of God to sin no more. ~ Paul Ellis,
609:Humility makes us ready to be blessed by the God of all grace. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
610:It is a comely fashion to be glad; Joy is the grace we say to God. ~ Jean Ingelow,
611:Love takes work but it will be a labor of love if you do it right. ~ Grace Helbig,
612:My saving grace was that I always knew when to leave the party. ~ Iman Abdulmajid,
613:Other women looked on me as a rival. And it pained me a great deal. ~ Grace Kelly,
614:She liked him, so she was torturing him. Her Grace in a nutshell. ~ Ilona Andrews,
615:The grace of kings is not the same as the morals governing individuals. ~ Ken Liu,
616:The thought of God is Divine Favor! He is by nature Grace. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
617:We can't repay our good luck with bad grace. It invites darkness. ~ Russell Crowe,
618:When we look at clouds we see different shapes. See all the grace you can. ~ Sark,
619:After all, Goodness is a state of grace. Evil, is a state of mind. ~ Greg F Gifune,
620:Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity ~ Plato,
621:God's grace and revelation are the monopoly of no race or nation. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
622:God's mercy and grace give me hope - for myself, and for our world. ~ Billy Graham,
623:Grace Town is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. ~ Krystal Sutherland,
624:I majored in Shakespearean studies at a very tiny school in Georgia. ~ Nancy Grace,
625:In the endless cycle of grace, He gives us gifts to serve the world. ~ Ann Voskamp,
626:Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, But trust Him for His grace; ~ William Cowper,
627:learning to not envy someone else’s blessings is what grace looks like ~ Rupi Kaur,
628:Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. ~ John Dryden,
629:Note to self: Never ride a motorcycle in stilettos and a miniskirt. ~ Maggie Grace,
630:Only those who are truly aware of their sin can truly cherish grace. ~ C J Mahaney,
631:Salvation is all grace, which means, free, gratis, for nothing. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
632:The loveliest hair is nothing, if the wearer is incapable of a grace. ~ Leigh Hunt,
633:When the truth is found to be lies, and all the joy within you dies. ~ Grace Slick,
634:Without grace there is no hope, but with it there is no shortage. ~ Barnabas Piper,
635:You were always with me, Grace. I never found a way to let you go. ~ Renee Carlino,
636:You write from what you know but you write into what you don't know. ~ Grace Paley,
637:All rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire ~ Grace Slick,
638:A pharaoh's profile, a Krishna's grace, tail like a question mark. ~ Louis MacNeice,
639:Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity. ~ Plato,
640:But where sin increased, grace abounded all the more. Romans 5:20 ~ Charles C Ryrie,
641:Fortune was not a house full of gold and jade, but something much more. ~ Grace Lin,
642:Grace is in the beginning, middle and end. Grace is the Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
643:Grace is to be let into a place that you don't have a right to be. ~ Timothy Keller,
644:Great grace and small gifts are better than great gifts and no grace. ~ John Bunyan,
645:Have faith and unshaken confidence. The Divine Grace will do the rest. ~ The Mother,
646:His cold politeness, his ceremonious grace, were worse than anything. ~ Jane Austen,
647:Life is not measured in time, but in love, contribution, and grace. ~ Carly Fiorina,
648:Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. ~ Eugene O Neill,
649:Mummy, she called me idiot.’ ‘Don’t be horrible to your brother, Grace. ~ T M Logan,
650:People received, affirmed and experienced grace in many different forms. ~ Rob Bell,
651:Sometimes grace works like water wings when you feel you are sinking. ~ Anne Lamott,
652:The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. ~ Julia Cameron,
653:There is still a certain grace in a dead festival. It has been happy. ~ Victor Hugo,
654:The younger people with the ache of youth were eating all the cheese. ~ Grace Paley,
655:This day boldness is manifested in a simple grace: gratitude. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
656:We experience the grace of an infinite God, but grace is not infinite. ~ R C Sproul,
657:Whoever strives to withdraw from obedience, withdraws from grace. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
658:Will you be that for me, Ildiko,” he said. “That beacon in the void? ~ Grace Draven,
659:WITHOUT GRACE, MINIMALISM IS ANOTHER METRIC FOR PERFECTION. Chasing ~ Erin Loechner,
660:Before presenting the grace of God,we must understand the wrath of God. ~ Max Lucado,
661:Grace isn't enough. You've got to intend to be there when it's happening. ~ Bob Weir,
662:Grace is personal and came as a person — the person of Jesus Christ. ~ Joseph Prince,
663:Grace is savage and must be savage in order to be perfect. ~ Charles Warren Stoddard,
664:Grace is within you. If it were external, it would be useless. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
665:Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness will help a man walk tall. Walk tall! ~ John Mellencamp,
666:Grace never looks for a reason; it only looks for an opportunity. ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
667:Hate is funny. Love isn't. Love can kill you. Hate can keep you alive. ~ Carol Grace,
668:I don't believe love goes away just because you're buried in a casket. ~ Nancy Grace,
669:I know, by the Lord's grace, I am a small part in the cosmic play. ~ George Harrison,
670:I spent my summers in Connecticut scooping ice cream and babysitting. ~ Grace Gummer,
671:It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. ~ Grace Hopper,
672:Neither divine grace nor natural knowledge ever diminishes freedom. ~ Rene Descartes,
673:The freedom to make mistakes is the one and only bonus of getting old. ~ Carol Grace,
674:The motions of Grace, the hardness of heart; external circumstances. ~ Blaise Pascal,
675:To be making books for children is to be in a sort of state of grace. ~ Arnold Lobel,
676:We've tended to forget that no computer will ever ask a new question. ~ Grace Hopper,
677:Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. ~ Elie Wiesel,
678:Your story is a biography of wisdom and grace written by another. ~ Paul David Tripp,
679:Dance classes have nothing on karate when it comes to developing grace. ~ Rick Yancey,
680:For me, Barack Obama represents grace, respect, betterment and community. ~ Omar Epps,
681:Full of beautiful grace so we steal their space, and death comes quickly. ~ Sara Quin,
682:God is on our side, and His grace is sufficient to meet our every need. ~ Joyce Meyer,
683:Grace flows most refreshingly through the faucet of brokenness. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
684:• Grace is a state or condition in which we stand (see Romans 5:2). ~ Brennan Manning,
685:Grace must come from the outside of ourselves to be useful and healing. ~ Henry Cloud,
686:Grace renders us like God and a partaker of the divine nature. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
687:Grace rushes forth, spouting as from a spring, from within you. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
688:He scanned the crowd until he spotted her struggling with her backpack. ~ Alexa Grace,
689:How lovely, to meet a man who helped rather than fussed and scolded. ~ Grace Burrowes,
690:I'm a lot of things, but today I'm your fucking saving grace. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
691:I wear my furs all the time. I wear like three different ones in a day. ~ Grace Jones,
692:Next time, we go slowly. I want to explore every delicious inch of you. ~ Alexa Grace,
693:One can only love God, and through His grace come to love His people ~ Jennifer Worth,
694:Ordinary women of grace are, in a sense, my real role models. ~ Marian Wright Edelman,
695:She handled it (her trade) with all the grace that belongs to mastery. ~ George Eliot,
696:Strong, pure, and happy thoughts build up the body in vigour and grace. ~ James Allen,
697:The world does not turn without moments of grace. Who cares how small. ~ Colum McCann,
698:Those who can’t accept their imperfections can’t accept grace either. ~ Donald Miller,
699:To want what I have, to take what I'm given with grace. For this I pray. ~ Don Henley,
700:We all do foolish things when we are in love. Don't we, your grace? ~ Judith McNaught,
701:You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else. ~ Grace Paley,
702:You can be a boy, a girl, whatever you want. I have a lot of man in me. ~ Grace Jones,
703:A selfless leader is one that models grace and humility day in and day out ~ Anonymous,
704:Christians are sinners like everyone else. The real difference is grace. ~ Gina Holmes,
705:Grace, que se apoderaba de mis pensamientos cuando no podía soñar. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
706:Humanity, I’m sure I do not have to tell Your Grace, is a strange animal. ~ Kady Cross,
707:If grace acts in us, grace, and not we who do the work, will be crowned, ~ John Calvin,
708:If grace acts in us, grace, and not we who do the work, will be crowned. ~ John Calvin,
709:I need something to compare this to. Could I please have a microsecond? ~ Grace Hopper,
710:It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us. ~ Adam Clarke,
711:Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. ~ Rumi,
712:Nature is content with little; grace with less; but lust with nothing. ~ Matthew Henry,
713:The Grace’s victory is sure but a quite endurance makes it come quicker . ~ The Mother,
714:Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace. ~ Aberjhani,
715:Warlords who fail in conducting war tend to fall from grace quickly. ~ Raymond E Feist,
716:We all have within us the ability to move from struggle to grace. ~ Arianna Huffington,
717:You’re in my bones, Grace. Can’t stand straight without you, baby. Can’t. ~ Cat Porter,
718:your life is what you make of it, with God’s grace, the good and the bad. ~ Lisa Carey,
719:...all the grace I saw then was his own: simple, unadorned, glorious. ~ Madeline Miller,
720:Future strong is grace, kindness, and gratitude within a pressure cooker. ~ Bill Jensen,
721:Grace is always sufficient, provided we are ready to cooperate with it. ~ Aldous Huxley,
722:Grace isn’t about “fair,” but about the outrageous, radical love of God. ~ Sheila Walsh,
723:Grace Reed: the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every wake. ~ Huntley Fitzpatrick,
724:I never thought I'd get to have children; to me [they're] just a miracle. ~ Nancy Grace,
725:It is incomprehensible grace to be a prodigal who is held by God again. ~ Angela Thomas,
726:Make less thy body hence, and more thy grace. Leave gormandizing. ~ William Shakespeare,
727:Movements are born of critical connections rather than critical mass. ~ Grace Lee Boggs,
728:She whom I love now Doth grace for grace and love for love allow. ~ William Shakespeare,
729:Show me what a princess looks like when she has fallen from grace, Zvezda ~ A Zavarelli,
730:Sometimes our brains are our own worst enemy because grace isn't logical. ~ Judah Smith,
731:Strength alone is not enough in this world; divine grace is needed. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik,
732:Such words only hurt when the person saying them means something to you. ~ Grace Draven,
733:The butterfly knows more about grace, than humans admire about it's beauty. ~ T F Hodge,
734:The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth. ~ Robinson Jeffers,
735:There is a long time in me between knowing and telling.” —GRACE PALEY ~ Jennifer Weiner,
736:The script for 'In Good Company' was the first one I ever showed my dad. ~ Topher Grace,
737:The tender grace of a day that is dead will never come back to me. ~ Ausma Zehanat Khan,
738:The truest grace is not to forgive, but to have never found fault. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
739:Things change so fast, you can't use 1971 ethics on someone born in 1971. ~ Grace Slick,
740:To eat and drink, and be happy in one’s toil: this is the grace of God. ~ David Wilcock,
741:Topher Grace is a really smart guy, and he really thinks about [acting]. ~ Diane Keaton,
742:Grace allows you to face your sin, to own it and not shift the blame. ~ Paul David Tripp,
743:Grace always runs downhill, meeting us at the bottom, not the top. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
744:Grace has as much to say about endings as it does about beginnings. ~ Jen Pollock Michel,
745:Grace is favor shown to people who do not deserve any favor at all. ~ Martyn Lloyd Jones,
746:Grace is the essence of theology and gratitude is the essence of ethics. ~ G C Berkouwer,
747:Grace puts its hand on the boasting mouth, and shuts it once for all. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
748:Grace used to let her play with these — a pearl bracelet, a diamond ring, ~ Rick Riordan,
749:Home was where others had to gather grace. Home was what I wanted to flee. ~ Jerry Pinto,
750:Human will does not by liberty obtain grace, but by grace obtains liberty. ~ John Calvin,
751:Humility makes us ready to be blessed by the God of all grace. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
752:I am not criticizing investing in the stock market; I am an investor. ~ Grace Napolitano,
753:I could live inside a G major chord, with Grace, if she was willing. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
754:If you have a small view of your sin, God's grace will be small to you. ~ Timothy Keller,
755:If you want God's grace, all you need is need, all you need is nothing. ~ Timothy Keller,
756:I hate prescription drugs! They don't tell you everything that is in them. ~ Grace Jones,
757:I have a spiritual practice which helps to keep me grounded and centered. ~ Grace Gealey,
758:Indeed, how could we experience grace at all except through our defects? ~ Philip Yancey,
759:Indeed, we have all received grace after grace from His fullness. John 1:16 ~ Beth Moore,
760:In the midst of our failed attempts at loving Jesus, His grace covers us. ~ Francis Chan,
761:I prefer granting with a good grace what I know I shan't be able to prevent. ~ Andr Gide,
762:James 4:6: “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. ~ Kris Vallotton,
763:Love, Mercy, and Grace, sisters all, attend your wounds of silence and hope. ~ Aberjhani,
764:Men, Grace learned, seemed to think women were all frustrated nurses. ~ Alexandra Potter,
765:Motherhood is a predicament. How to live fully inside of it with any grace? ~ Sarah Ruhl,
766:(not a shadow thereof, but a real degree, by the preventing grace of God,) ~ John Wesley,
767:The heads of strong old age are beautiful / Beyond all grace of youth ~ Robinson Jeffers,
768:The higher a man is in grace, the lower he will be in his own esteem. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
769:The prerequisite for receiving the grace of God is to know you need it. ~ Timothy Keller,
770:The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
771:We are presumptuous not when we marvel at His grace, but when we reject it. ~ Max Lucado,
772:You’re a force of nature, Your Grace,” she said. “But so am I. So am I. ~ Courtney Milan,
773:A man with clear sight into his own soul will always make a wise decision. ~ Grace Draven,
774:Beauty, devoid of grace, is a mere hook without the bait. ~ Charles Maurice de Talleyrand,
775:God's reckless grace is our greatest hope, a life changing experience. ~ Timothy J Keller,
776:Grace is not the absence of the struggle; it is the presence of protection. ~ Sarah Jakes,
777:He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble. from the Book of Proverbs ~ Solomon,
778:Humility raises us not by human arrogance but by divine grace. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
779:I guess grace doesn't have to [be] logical. If it did, it wouldn't be grace. ~ Max Lucado,
780:I prefer granting with a good grace what I know I shan't be able to prevent. ~ Andre Gide,
781:I started to think of Grace of Monaco as a metaphor for women in general. ~ Olivier Dahan,
782:I tried to cooperate with grace, which is to say, I did not turn on the TV. ~ Anne Lamott,
783:I was in the courtroom prosecuting violent felonies for well over a decade. ~ Nancy Grace,
784:Lent is a time of grace, a time to convert and live out our baptism fully. ~ Pope Francis,
785:Property exists by grace of the law. It is not a fact, but a legal fiction. ~ Max Stirner,
786:The present is the only time in which any duty may be done or grace received. ~ C S Lewis,
787:the uniting of man and God, the two sides of the transformation. Effort and Grace.
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788:The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us. ~ Billy Graham,
789:To be alive is to be broken; to be broken is to stand in need of grace. ~ Brennan Manning,
790:True repentance never leads to despair. Its leads home. It leads to grace. ~ John Ortberg,
791:We find no rest for our weary bones unless we cling to the word of grace. ~ Martin Luther,
792:What is grace? I know until you ask me; when you ask me, I do not know. ~ Saint Augustine,
793:You say grace before meals. I say grace before I dip the pen in the ink. ~ G K Chesterton,
794:Christ went more willingly to the cross than we do to the throne of grace. ~ Thomas Watson,
795:Free grace will fix those whom free will shook down into a gulf of misery. ~ Thomas Boston,
796:God’s grace lies upon him. And he gives of it freely and without thought. ~ Edoardo Albert,
797:Grace gives without the receiver realizing how great the gift really is. ~ Rebecca Pippert,
798:Grace is when you should be totally punished but are blessed for no reason. ~ Francis Chan,
799:Guru's grace is always there. It is really inside you in your Heart. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
800:If you want God's grace, all you need is need, all you need is nothing. ~ Timothy J Keller,
801:I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty ~ John F Kennedy,
802:It is a terrible thing to think of the grace that is wasted in this world, ~ Thomas Merton,
803:It's none of the governments business who comes to, in, on, or from my body. ~ Grace Slick,
804:Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead did as much for mankind as any president. ~ Grace Slick,
805:learning to not envy
someone else's blessings
is what grace looks like ~ Rupi Kaur,
806:Nothing but grace makes a man so humble and, at the same time, so glad. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
807:Only we big sinners have this grace of knowing what salvation really means. ~ Pope Francis,
808:people who have been saved by grace grow to love giving grace to others. ~ James MacDonald,
809:Rock n' roll can get quite overwhelming. You can get caught up in the cycle. ~ Grace Jones,
810:Rock roll is not obscure, it's really easy to understand. So is my painting. ~ Grace Slick,
811:Some people are desperate because they don't know how to ask for His grace. ~ Bree Despain,
812:Sometimes grace is a ribbon of mountain air that gets in through the cracks. ~ Anne Lamott,
813:the prerequisite for receiving the grace of God is to know you need it. ~ Timothy J Keller,
814:To accept God’s grace is to accept God’s offer to be adopted into his family. ~ Max Lucado,
815:True salvation is free of works and totally dependent upon God’s grace. ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
816:What's your name ? Hazel . No , your full name . Um , Hazel Grace Lancaster . ~ John Green,
817:When I am weak then am I strong, Grace is my shield and Christ my Song. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
818:You have to have something to put your work in otherwise it's not valid ~ Grace Coddington,
819:But for his grace, things could have turned out differently, many times. ~ Joel C Rosenberg,
820:Clothes are like friends and fake plants: invest in the ones that will last. ~ Grace Helbig,
821:Don't worry about me, Grace. I'm a big boy and this ain't my first rodeo. ~ Jessica R Patch,
822:Esther came to a proud imperious man; we come to the God of love and grace. ~ Matthew Henry,
823:Every sin is an attempt to fly from emptiness. Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace ~ Ann Voskamp,
824:God doesn't owe us anything yet in His grace, He still gives us good things. ~ Billy Graham,
825:Grace is needed most. Let us take the plunge, within, and "Be Still". ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
826:Grace is the ability to accept change. Be open and supple; the brittle break. ~ Ethan Hawke,
827:Grace is the mother and nurse of holiness, and not the apologist of sin. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
828:Grace — that is what the full life is full of, what the God-glory is full of. ~ Ann Voskamp,
829:He was a hand-holder; she'd gathered that much. Lovely quality in a man... ~ Grace Burrowes,
830:If I listened to my critics, I would still be at home under my bed right now. ~ Nancy Grace,
831:If I were gay, life would be a lot simpler. I'm kind of annoyed that I'm not. ~ Grace Slick,
832:I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty. ~ John F Kennedy,
833:It is by God's grace that you think of God! ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 29, [T5], #index,
834:It is unique, the grace with which girls can deflect situations and topics. ~ Chetan Bhagat,
835:I work hard in social work, public relations, and raising the Grimaldi heirs. ~ Grace Kelly,
836:May God deliver us from ye all, and of His grace give us other rulers! ~ Ernest Belfort Bax,
837:My father was a railroad man his entire life; 43 years for Southern Railroad. ~ Nancy Grace,
838:Out of His fulness we receive, and grace for grace, — like wave upon wave. ~ Horatius Bonar,
839:Self-possession is an excellent mask for insecurity," Marianne said wryly. ~ Grace Callaway,
840:She was ugly; she was beautiful, and she was his. “My Ildiko,” he whispered. ~ Grace Draven,
841:since we must eat to live, we might as well do it with both grace and gusto. ~ M F K Fisher,
842:Such words only hurt when the person saying them means something to you.” He ~ Grace Draven,
843:Sustaining grace promises not the absence of struggle but the presence of God. ~ Max Lucado,
844:The essence of theology is grace; the essence of Christian ethics is gratitude. ~ Anonymous,
845:the grace of healing that comes when truth is spoken and truth is heard. ~ Andi Cumbo Floyd,
846:The grace that saves them is the free undeserved goodness and favor of God. ~ Matthew Henry,
847:The preaching of grace can only be protected by the preaching of repentance. ~ Eric Metaxas,
848:The restraining grace of common sense is the mark of all valid minds. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
849:The saints shall persevere in holiness, because God perseveres in grace. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
850:The same grace that brings salvation teaches us to renounce ungodly living. ~ Jerry Bridges,
851:The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
852:Till all grace be in one woman, one woman shall not come in my grace. ~ William Shakespeare,
853:Whatever lives is granted breath But by the grace and sufferance of Death. ~ Countee Cullen,
854:When a turbulent mind and wounded heart surrenders to grace, breathing is easy. ~ T F Hodge,
855:Without faith, God's grace is wasted, & without grace, faith is powerless. ~ Andrew Wommack,
856:You cannot predict when grace takes place; you can only wait. Relax. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi,
857:A joyful life of grace toward others grows best in the soil of gratitude. ~ Paul David Tripp,
858:A kiss before I go, dragonslayer.” He leaned in to capture her lips with his. ~ Grace Draven,
859:All you can do is your best. The rest?" Samuel shrugged. "You live with it. ~ Grace Callaway,
860:A quiet heart is content with what God gives. It is enough. All is grace. ~ Elisabeth Elliot,
861:Develop a capacity for things like purpose, love, wonder, courage, and grace. ~ John Jantsch,
862:Grace is a power that comes in and transforms a moment into something better ~ Caroline Myss,
863:grace is a small white butterfly, and life is a semi trailer careening up 101. ~ Anne Lamott,
864:Holiness is always the saved sinner’s response of gratitude for grace received. ~ J I Packer,
865:I don't collaborate. You're born alone, you die alone, you get on stage alone. ~ Grace Jones,
866:I don't want to see old people doing rap or rock and roll. It makes me cringe. ~ Grace Slick,
867:If we want to see change in our lives, we have to change things ourselves. ~ Grace Lee Boggs,
868:I look forward to an American which will not be afraid of grace and beauty. ~ John F Kennedy,
869:Keep the mind quiet. That is enough. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Surpassing Love and Grace, Ch 9,
870:Love distills desire upon the eyes, love brings bewitching grace into the heart. ~ Euripides,
871:One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it. ~ Maya Angelou,
872:Pure chastity is beauty to our souls, grace to our bodies, and peace to our desires. ~ Solon,
873:Que las Parcas se apiadasen de él. Grace se le había metido bajo la piel. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
874:salvation is all of grace, which means, free, gratis, for nothing. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
875:The breeze of grace is always blowing; set your sail to catch that breeze. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
876:The law required what it could not give. Grace gives that which it requires. ~ Blaise Pascal,
877:There is no grace: there is no guilt: This is the Law: DO WHAT THOU WILT! ~ Aleister Crowley,
878:There is no other salvation except that which begins and ends with grace. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
879:We all want to go there something awful, but to stand there takes some grace. ~ Rich Mullins,
880:We bask in sermons, conferences, and books that exalt a grace centering on us. ~ David Platt,
881:When grace has won the day, the worldling seeks the world to come. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
882:When you hear Doc Watson singing Amazing Grace, something else enters the room. ~ Ben Harper,
883:You have the optimism of a child. (Julian) Peter Pan all the way. (Grace) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
884:Acceptance of the unacceptable is the greatest source of grace in this world. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
885:And she swept out of it with the noiseless grace of an offended princess. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
886:But grace has only one direction that it can take. Grace always flows down. ~ Alexander Whyte,
887:But the tender grace of a day that is dead Will never come back to me. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson,
888:Fellowship is a place of grace, where mistakes aren't rubbed in but rubbed out. ~ Rick Warren,
889:God's grace is a pretty cool concept. It stays intact every time it's not you. ~ Stephen King,
890:God’s grace is a pretty cool concept. It stays intact every time it’s not you. ~ Stephen King,
891:Grace—gifts given without being earned and with no expectation of return— ~ Diana Butler Bass,
892:Grace is everywhere as an active orientation of all created reality toward God. ~ Karl Rahner,
893:Grace is giving yourself a free pass and realizing that it isn't free at all. ~ Erin Loechner,
894:Grief is a conduit -- for love, for compassion, for healing, and for grace. ~ Lisa Scottoline,
895:If I’m not showing grace . . . have I forgotten the grace I’ve been shown? ~ John F MacArthur,
896:I realize how desperately I need grace, therefore I try to lavishly give it. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
897:It is not my earthly joys but my griefs that show me your grace is enough. ~ Timothy J Keller,
898:it takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations fall in love with your solitude ~ Rupi Kaur,
899:I've never been surprised by God's judgment, but I'm still stunned by His grace. ~ Max Lucado,
900:I want to see America thrive. I want to see all different families here succeed. ~ Grace Meng,
901:I wonder if we are all condemned forever to live outside the grace of God. ~ Elizabeth Strout,
902:JOH1.17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. ~ Anonymous,
903:Love first. Questions later. Grace beyond measure. All of it unconditional. ~ Karen Kingsbury,
904:My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. ~ Beverly Lewis,
905:No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it. ~ Grace Slick,
906:No one is strong in his own strength, but he is safe by the grace and mercy of God. ~ Cyprian,
907:No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. ~ John Donne,
908:Remember, if you fail you can start a new life for yourself in North Carolina. ~ Grace Helbig,
909:Some of my academic friends think Ive fallen from a very special grace. ~ A Bartlett Giamatti,
910:the grace of God doesn’t simply invite us to follow … it teaches us to follow. ~ Kyle Idleman,
911:The most damaging phrase in the language is: 'It's always been done that way.' ~ Grace Hopper,
912:The present is the only time in which any duty can be done or any grace received. ~ C S Lewis,
913:There is often grace in silence. But there is always power in understanding. ~ Michele Norris,
914:The world upon whom grace is thrust as a bargain will grow tired of it. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
915:They will never accept grace till they tremble before a just and holy law. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
916:A soul in a state of grace has nothing to fear of demons who are cowards. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
917:EPH6.24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. ~ Anonymous,
918:Grace before Glutton. For what we are, gifs a gross if we are, about to believe. ~ James Joyce,
919:Grace has a way of sneaking up on you like that. When you least deserve it. ~ Cathleen Falsani,
920:Grace is at the nexus of love and awareness. There it’s all open and it’s all love. ~ Ram Dass,
921:Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eyes. In every gesture, dignity and love. ~ J D Robb,
922:He has invaded your marriage with his powerful love and transforming grace. ~ Paul David Tripp,
923:How interesting that a man didn’t always admire his own traits in another.  The ~ Grace Draven,
924:I am basically a feminist. I think that women can do anything they decide to do. ~ Grace Kelly,
925:If God and his grace do not rule us, sin and Satan will have possession of us. ~ Matthew Henry,
926:I only started getting into furs when the designers I liked started making them. ~ Grace Jones,
927:I thought it was time I introduced you to one of my favorite things—star gazing. ~ Alexa Grace,
928:It is necessary to understand that it is not sin that humbles most, but grace. ~ Andrew Murray,
929:I will not take what you need to give me. I will take what you want to give me. ~ Grace Hopper,
930:Let us offer our will to the Divine Grace; it is the Grace that accomplishes all. ~ The Mother,
931:Once a month, a woman turns from a beautiful flower into an angry hippopotamus. ~ Grace Helbig,
932:One must not try to trick misfortune, but resign oneself to it with good grace. ~ Aristophanes,
933:take responsibility for finding it. It is only by grace of the second type ~ Nathaniel Branden,
934:The power to walk by faith in obedience is sourced in the grace of the gospel. ~ Matt Chandler,
935:There is more grace per square foot in San Francisco than any place on earth. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
936:This one word 'grace' contains within itself the whole of New Testament theology. ~ J I Packer,
937:To keep a Sabbath is to give time and space on our calendar to the grace of God. ~ A J Swoboda,
938:Under the law, even the best failed. Under grace, even the worst can be saved! ~ Joseph Prince,
939:We want nothing from you that you do without grace or [...] understanding. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
940:When a person expends the least amount of motion on one action, that is grace. ~ Anton Chekhov,
941:You might have a face to turn my hair white, but your honesty is handsome.” She ~ Grace Draven,
942:and Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace with God and men” (Luke 2:52), ~ Romano Guardini,
943:Be patient, be strong, keep going, and let the grace come when it can. ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton,
944:Grace came when your capacity to forgive was challenged and you offered it anyway. ~ Holly Hall,
945:Grace is ever present. All that is necessary is that you surrender to It. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
946:Grace is ever present. All that is necessary is that you surrender to it. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
947:Grace is having a commitment to- or acceptance of- being ineffective and foolish. ~ Anne Lamott,
948:Grace said, “Connie didn’t realise she was dead until I pointed it out.” Pearl ~ Gillian Larkin,
949:Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, in every gesture dignity and love. ~ John Milton,
950:Humor and paradox are often the only ways to respond to life's sorrow with grace. ~ Matthew Fox,
951:I couldn’t have asked for more than God in deliberate grace has surprised me with! ~ Jim Elliot,
952:If you’re cold, you’re dead, but if you’re cool, you’re only halfway there. ~ Grace Krilanovich,
953:I’ll sleep long and hard when I’m dead.  You defy death by celebrating life.” It ~ Grace Draven,
954:I’m not a comedian, but I love the comedians who know when to get off the stage. ~ Topher Grace,
955:I think I got left behind somewhere, because, you know, I'm still a romantic ~ Grace Coddington,
956:It is grace that forms the void inside us and it is grace that can fill the void. ~ Simone Weil,
957:...it is natural for man to try to attain power without recovering grace...(3) ~ Norman Maclean,
958:I've turned down millions of dollars to go on reality TV. It's an absolute no-go. ~ Grace Jones,
959:Not that Bella wasn’t pretty. Grace thought she was. But she wasn’t thin. ~ Catherine Ryan Hyde,
960:Oh, no me importaría, Hazel Grace.Sería un privilegio tener mi corazón roto por ti ~ John Green,
961:So who are you?” Jiming asked. “Other than a boy who brings wine to toads at night. ~ Grace Lin,
962:Strength alone is not enough in this world; divine grace is needed. Krishna ~ Devdutt Pattanaik,
963:.Such power, and carried with such careless grace. How
that must burden him. ~ Karen Hawkins,
964:The Grace is equally for all. But each one receives it according to his sincerity. ~ The Mother,
965:The winds of God's grace are always blowing, it is for us to raise our sails. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
966:What are you wishing for?' Grace interrupted. 'To kiss you,' I said to her. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
967:What would it take for church to become known as a place where grace is “on tap ~ Philip Yancey,
968:Whoever invented the word 'grace' must have seen the wing-folding of the plover. ~ Aldo Leopold,
969:You have the optimism of a child. (Julian)
Peter Pan all the way. (Grace) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
970:After deep exercise of soul I was brought by grace to feel I could entirely. ~ John Nelson Darby,
971:All men who live with any degree of serenity live by some assurance of grace. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr,
972:Bacchus scratched his stubbly chin. "Ah . . . yes. John Green."
"Jason Grace. ~ Rick Riordan,
973:But there’s no need to be discouraged, you skin-covered meat puppet of potential. ~ Grace Helbig,
974:But who is innocent? By grace divine, Not otherwise,O Nature! we are thine. ~ William Wordsworth,
975:By its breath of grace our lives abide. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
976:...for his life seemed a curving line, capricious, moment by moment inviting grace. ~ Leif Enger,
977:God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr,
978:Grace given when it feels least deserved is the only antidote for bitter rot. I ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
979:Hard toil can roughen form and face, And want call quench the eye's bright grace. ~ Walter Scott,
980:He needed to get involved with a virgin like he needed to get shot in the head. ~ Grace Callaway,
981:If I’m not showing grace . . . have I forgotten the grace I’ve been shown? ~ John F MacArthur Jr,
982:I have 'To Kill A Mockingbird' signed by Harper Lee. That is my prized possession. ~ Nancy Grace,
983:I love you more than I knew was possible. You are my grace. You are my redemption. ~ Tillie Cole,
984:I'm too vain, one of my biggest sins, but it saved me; I can see what excess does. ~ Grace Jones,
985:It takes no grace to relate to someone who looks, thinks, and acts just like me. ~ Philip Yancey,
986:I want, of course, peace, grace, and beauty. How do you do that? You work for it. ~ Studs Terkel,
987:I was so affected by hearing another human speak to me with grace and respect. ~ Sebastian Barry,
988:Jensen Ackles. He was by far the hottest piece of ass ever to grace the airwaves. ~ Sara Shirley,
989:Mercy is not getting what we deserve, and grace is getting what we don’t deserve. ~ Neta Jackson,
990:something genuine like a mark in a toilet, graced with guts and gutted with grace ~ E E Cummings,
991:The object of our serch is the fire of grace which enters into the heart. ~ Theophan the Recluse,
992:This was wrong, dangerous, stupid...and necessary to the survival off her soul. ~ Grace Burrowes,
993:Trust in the power of Christ’s Cross! Receive his reconciling grace and share it! ~ Pope Francis,
994:We are saved by faith and grace alone, but not by a faith that remains alone. ~ Timothy J Keller,
995:We are the broken and the damned, the midden heap of Mortain's grace and mercy. ~ Robin LaFevers,
996:We ought never to lose hope. God overwhelms us with his grace, if we keep asking. ~ Pope Francis,
997:We say grace and we say ma'am. If you ain't in to that, we don't give a damn. ~ Hank Williams Jr,
998:We want to live so there's a little shimmer of grace left behind when we're gone. ~ Paulo Coelho,
999:Abounding sin is the terror of the world, but abounding grace is the hope of mankind. ~ A W Tozer,
1000:A little bit of grace. That’s what a good dog is, you know. A little bit of grace. ~ Stephen King,
1001:A man does not possess all the gifts, lest he think that grace is nature. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
1002:As long as we think we are not that bad, the idea of grace will never change us. ~ Timothy Keller,
1003:By and large, the gospel of grace is neither proclaimed, understood, nor lived. ~ Brennan Manning,
1004:Creativity requires a state of grace. So many things are required for it to succeed. ~ Magda Szab,
1005:From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it. ~ Grace Hopper,
1006:God is all over the place. And even if He isn't, if it makes me feel good, why not? ~ Grace Slick,
1007:Grace teaches us that God loves because of who God is, not because of who we are. ~ Philip Yancey,
1008:Grace works that way. It’s a kind word from a gentle person with an impossible prayer. ~ Bob Goff,
1009:Guru's Grace is like a hand extended to help you out of water. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 398,
1010:He hadn't lost Grace. Because she'd never been his to lose in the first place. ~ Alexandra Potter,
1011:He was like tides, rolling in and out with an endless calm, with grace, with beauty. ~ Devon Monk,
1012:I certainly like working harder than a lot of my peers. The trick is embracing it. ~ Topher Grace,
1013:If the people do not like the doctrine of grace, give them all the more of it. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1014:it is through the grace of God that any real change in human personality takes place. ~ Anonymous,
1015:Most of my freshman year at USC, I'd just been partying, and I had zero direction. ~ Topher Grace,
1016:Penitence is a temporary thing. We’re all thieves by nature and saints only by grace. ~ Anonymous,
1017:Privilege,” she said gently, “gives the crown its shine. Duty gives it its weight. ~ Grace Draven,
1018:The grace and beauty of life will be clean gone when we all become useful men. ~ Anthony Trollope,
1019:The Grace will never fail us—such is the faith we must keep constantly in our heart. ~ The Mother,
1020:The usual place to learn the greatest secrets of God’s grace is at the bottom. ~ Timothy J Keller,
1021:This is now a covenant of pure grace; let no man attempt to mix works with it. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1022:To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1023:Vision is an important part of being a good editor, but so is teamwork and grace. ~ Clara Jeffery,
1024:We are suspicious of grace. We are afraid of the very lavishness of the gift. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
1025:What would it take for church to become known as a place where grace is “on tap”? ~ Philip Yancey,
1026:When I am weak then am I strong, Grace is my shield and Christ my song. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1027:Yes it will be a grace if I die. To exist is pain. Life is no desire of mine anymore. ~ Sophocles,
1028:Yoga is vital because it keeps me in full awareness and connection with my breath. ~ Grace Gealey,
1029:You know the worst thing about bad people, Grace? It’s what they make good people do. ~ P J Tracy,
1030:A godly life is lived out of an astonished heart—a heart that is astonished at grace. ~ John Piper,
1031:A grace-full Christian is one who looks at the world through “grace-tinted lenses. ~ Philip Yancey,
1032:Ah Hazel Grace, hiç sorun değil. Kalbimin senin tarafından kırılması bir onur olurdu. ~ John Green,
1033:All we can do is strive to accept our fate with grace, whatever it might be. ~ Christopher Paolini,
1034:A man with clear sight into his own soul will always make a wise decision.” Silhara ~ Grace Draven,
1035:... be radical about grace and relentless about truth and resolute about holiness... ~ Ann Voskamp,
1036:Be watchful - the grace of God appears suddenly. It comes without warning to an open heart. ~ Rumi,
1037:Chaos and love when hand in hand and oh, the glorious grace of the world because of it. ~ J R Ward,
1038:Every actor who has done an action film has a little tiny scar somewhere from that. ~ Maggie Grace,
1039:...For grace may only be found briefly, and always in the midst of madness. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1040:For nature is an image of Grace, and visible miracles are images of the invisible. ~ Blaise Pascal,
1041:Grace is the mother and nurse of holiness, and not the apologist of sin. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1042:Grace was not given to heal the spiritually sick but to decorate spiritual heroes! ~ Martin Luther,
1043:Happiness is the experience of living every moment with love, grace and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley,
1044:Hold your head up, Grace. Even when you’re dying inside—especially then—hold it up. ~ Patty Blount,
1045:I held apostolic succession fully, and the channels of grace to be there only. ~ John Nelson Darby,
1046:Imperfection is the prerequisite for grace. Light only gets in through the cracks. ~ Philip Yancey,
1047:Isn’t it interesting how we think of grace as something less than the law? ~ Erwin Raphael McManus,
1048:It is most impossible that we should beseech mercy and grace, and not have it. ~ Julian of Norwich,
1049:It is the nature of grace always to fill spaces that have been empty. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1050:Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
1051:Never go hungry while the daily bread of grace is on the table of mercy. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1052:No one who truly understands grace will tell a person their sin is beyond it. ~ Kristin Billerbeck,
1053:Oh I would'nt mind Hazel Grace.It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you ~ John Green,
1054:prayerful dependence on the grace of Jesus is our only refuge from our own sin. ~ Timothy J Keller,
1055:Privilege,” she said gently, “gives the crown its shine.  Duty gives it its weight. ~ Grace Draven,
1056:She was full of sultry grace
With her heavy, red lips and her soft, dark curls. ~ Sheila Kohler,
1057:Spend time with the people who bring out your true flavors but don’t overpower you. ~ Grace Helbig,
1058:The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it. ~ Grace Kelly,
1059:The grace of God is the thing that is needful. One should pray for the grace of God. ~ Sarada Devi,
1060:The preaching of grace can only be protected by the preaching of repentance. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
1061:There is a grace of kind listening, as well as a grace of kind speaking. ~ Frederick William Faber,
1062:The saints shall persevere in holiness, because God perseveres in grace. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1063:The slightest cooperation with God's grace can provoke a massive spiritual change. ~ Robert Barron,
1064:When someone spends the fewest number of motions on a given action, that is grace. ~ Anton Chekhov,
1065:Without alcohol I'd be richer by two million dollars that went to pay lawyer's fees. ~ Grace Slick,
1066:You will find," she says, "that there's a certain grace to having your heart broken. ~ Lena Dunham,
1067:You will find,” she says, “that there’s a certain grace to having your heart broken. ~ Lena Dunham,
1068:Accomplishments have taken virtue's place, and wisdom falls before exterior grace. ~ William Cowper,
1069:All good things come by grace, and grace comes by art, and art does not come easy. ~ Norman Maclean,
1070:Always remember that while grace and truth come together, grace comes before truth. ~ John Townsend,
1071:An absolute faith and trust in the Grace is, in the last analysis, the Supreme Wisdom. ~ The Mother,
1072:As the grace of man is in the mind, so the beauty of the mind is eloquence. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1073:clipped account of a mannered life, a life rich with achievement, grace, respect. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
1074:Elysian beauty, melancholy grace, Brought from a pensive though a happy place. ~ William Wordsworth,
1075:EPH1.2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Anonymous,
1076:Every breath we draw is a gift of God's love; every moment of existence is a grace. ~ Thomas Merton,
1077:Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off. ~ Max Lucado,
1078:Grace saves us from life without God-even more it empowers us for life with God. ~ Richard J Foster,
1079:Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 PETER 3:18) ~ Jerry Bridges,
1080:How beautiful must be a soul in the state of grace when God looked upon it with love! ~ James Joyce,
1081:If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible. ~ Winston Churchill,
1082:I'm a John Denver freak, and I don't give a sh*t that he looks like a f***ing turkey. ~ Grace Slick,
1083:It is a curious fact, that there is such a thing as being proud of grace. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1084:It takes grace for me to acknowledge that there is a King and that he is not me. ~ Paul David Tripp,
1085:Let me daily grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ~ John Wesley,
1086:Let today be the day you learn the grace of letting go and the power of moving on. ~ Steve Maraboli,
1087:Like a mommy loves a daddy?” whispered Ava Grace, like her words were sacred. “Would ~ Katy Regnery,
1088:prayer incorporates the unknown and unpredictable in the outworking of God’s grace. ~ Philip Yancey,
1089:Scripture teaches that because of his sin, man cannot choose God, apart from grace. ~ Gregory Brown,
1090:Since you refused the good grace to die on delivery, Rathain has got a living prince. ~ Janny Wurts,
1091:Some lives, conducted with grace, are beautiful arcs bridging this world to eternity. ~ Dean Koontz,
1092:The man isn't born for defeats.He can fall from grace,but he cannot be defeated. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1093:The richest grace of ahimsa will descend easily upon the owner of hard discipline. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1094:The well from which we receive grace is only filled by sharing it with others. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
1095:The world thirsts for grace. When grace descends, the world falls silent before it. ~ Philip Yancey,
1096:Though sometimes conflicted and seemingly restricted - grace be [the] wings of clarity. ~ T F Hodge,
1097:Through the grace of the Almighty Power, it is sure to manifest itself in time. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1098:We need to do more than sing "Amazing Grace"-we need to be repeatedly amazed by grace. ~ R C Sproul,
1099:What's your name ?
Hazel .
No , your full name .
Um , Hazel Grace Lancaster . ~ John Green,
1100:You know, I would date, if I could find a man worth shaving my legs for. (Grace) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1101:17For †the law was given through Moses, but †grace and †truth came through Jesus Christ. ~ Anonymous,
1102:Allowing an unimportant mistake to pass without comment is a wonderful social grace. ~ Judith Martin,
1103:Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life (1860),
1104:Fallen from sonship, beggared of grace,
Grant me. Father, a servant’s place. ~ Christina Rossetti,
1105:Grace is the power of God to help us in other areas in which we cannot help ourselves. ~ Joyce Meyer,
1106:Hearthstone Passes Out Even More than Jason Grace (Though I Have No Idea Who That Is) ~ Rick Riordan,
1107:If you’re still, and if you don’t hope too much, peace will come to you. It’s a grace. ~ Dean Koontz,
1108:I know nothing, except what everyone knows - if there when Grace dances, I should dance. ~ W H Auden,
1109:I like to think of myself as a positive person. Otherwise I wouldn't have had a child. ~ Grace Jones,
1110:Imperfect changes are slow steps of progress wrapped in grace … imperfect progress. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
1111:It is strange when you're a loser in college, which I was, to then get your own show. ~ Topher Grace,
1112:It was only a couple of minutes before he realized it. The whole world can burn. ~ Grace Krilanovich,
1113:Kneecaps only exist to get hit with claw-hammers; grace only exists to be fallen from. ~ Glen Duncan,
1114:Look beyond what you see with your eyes and peer into the day with your heart. ~ Ellen Grace O Brian,
1115:Our Father, grant us humility, that in our lowliness we behold your exalted grace. Amen. ~ Chad Bird,
1116:Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace. ~ John Dryden,
1117:Somewhere between raising hell and amazing grace, Lord I know just how they feel. ~ Hank Williams Jr,
1118:That the righteousness of Christ is the alone proper condition of the Covenant of grace. ~ Anonymous,
1119:The desperate addict is closer to the heart of grace than the devout moralist. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1120:The grace of God comes swiftly to the soul when endurance is no longer possible. ~ Dorotheus of Gaza,
1121:The grace of God has no charms for men till the Holy Spirit gives them a taste for it. ~ John Calvin,
1122:The purpose of God’s grace is not to make your little kingdom of one work better. ~ Paul David Tripp,
1123:The saved are singled out not by their own merits, but by the grace of the Mediator. ~ Martin Luther,
1124:The world of envy no more mixes with the world of grace than oil does with water. ~ Paul David Tripp,
1125:We are all sinners. But God heals us with an abundance of grace, mercy and tenderness ~ Pope Francis,
1126:What can you do how much can you give to bring grace and salvation unto even one soul ~ Bree Despain,
1127:What’s your name?” he asked. “Hazel.” “No, your full name.” “Um, Hazel Grace Lancaster. ~ John Green,
1128:When life gives you lemons, you exchange them at the store for something more edible. ~ Grace Helbig,
1129:When we really start to take a look at who we think we are, we become very grace prone. ~ Adyashanti,
1130:Without sanctifying grace it is not possible to refrain long from mortal sin. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
1131:You are riding for a fall, Your Grace,"
"I'll be riding you before Christmas. ~ Stephanie Laurens,
1132:After a while, a woman can find the satin edges of grace in tragedy’s wool blanket. ~ Susan Reinhardt,
1133:At this moment, each one of us is as close to God’s throne of grace as we choose to be. ~ Joyce Meyer,
1134:Costly grace changes you from the inside out. Neither law nor cheap grace can do that. ~ Eric Metaxas,
1135:Did you find his Nemo? Did you Grace his Frankie? Did you Justin his Timberlake? ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
1136:Do you know that the ready concession of minor points is a part of the grace of life? ~ Henry Harland,
1137:Exercise your eyes. Take pleasure in the grace of shape and the excitement of color. ~ Susan Vreeland,
1138:frustration, complication and misery are available in abundance, but so is God's grace. ~ Joyce Meyer,
1139:Grace beyond measure. All of it unconditional. Because love like this was from God. ~ Karen Kingsbury,
1140:Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. ~ William Hazlitt,
1141:Happiness is dealing with setbacks with more grace, understanding and acceptance ~ Arianna Huffington,
1142:He moved through his mind with the assuredness of an explorer and the grace of a poet. ~ Laini Taylor,
1143:He murmured, "So the mouse can roar."

"I am not a mouse," she managed to say. ~ Grace Callaway,
1144:I know nothing, except what everyone knows--if there when grace dances, I should dance. ~ Anne Lamott,
1145:I, Rachel Grace Held Evans, had just created bread . . . basically ex nihilo. The ~ Rachel Held Evans,
1146:It will have to be enough,” she whispered. And with that, Grace Cahill closed her eyes ~ Rick Riordan,
1147:Not grace, or zeal, love only was my call,
And if I lose thy love, I lose my all. ~ Alexander Pope,
1148:Real grace loves us right where we are, but it loves us too much to keep us there. ~ Jefferson Bethke,
1149:Romanticism is a grace, celestial or infernal, that bestows us eternal stigmata. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
1150:She has the grace to imagine her way into the minds of people who won't imagine hers ~ Leslie Jamison,
1151:The sound of her voice was so pretty, it almost disguised the ugliness of her words. ~ Grace Burrowes,
1152:This was just the way I imagined myself around Nancy Grace--available, yet distant. ~ Chelsea Handler,
1153:We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. —Romans 12:6a, NIV ~ Henry Cloud,
1154:When grace happens, generosity happens. Unsquashable, eyepopping bigheartedness happens. ~ Max Lucado,
1155:When you are no more identified with your physicality, you become available to Grace. ~ Jaggi Vasudev,
1156:Above all, live in the present moment and God will give you all the grace you need. ~ Francois Fenelon,
1157:A marriage filled with unconditional love experiences the depth of grace and mercy. ~ Elizabeth George,
1158:A person has to keep something to herself or you're life is just a layout in a magazine. ~ Grace Kelly,
1159:Beauty, grace, and charm my foot. It's a school for sadists with good tea-serving skills. ~ Libba Bray,
1160:For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
1161:God's grace and mercy have brought you through. Quit acting as if you made it on your own. ~ T D Jakes,
1162:God’s grace does not operate on a reward for works basis. It is much better than that. ~ Jerry Bridges,
1163:God spreads grace like a 4-year old spreads peanut butter-He gets it all over everything. ~ Mark Lowry,
1164:grace—knowing, walking, and living in the undeserved favor of a kind and merciful God. ~ Brian Houston,
1165:I don't think being an athlete is unfeminine. I think of it as a kind of grace. ~ Jackie Joyner Kersee,
1166:I see the confusion of politics and religion as one of the greatest barriers to grace. ~ Philip Yancey,
1167:Love conquers all - love is the grace that transcends any kind of injustice in the end. ~ Mark Ruffalo,
1168:Luck and grace: an unmatching pair of boots with which to address a long dusty road. ~ Gregory Maguire,
1169:Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. —Eugene O’Neill My ~ Donna VanLiere,
1170:mercy, we all need justice, and—perhaps—we all need some measure of unmerited grace. ~ Bryan Stevenson,
1171:Money comes to those who act intelligently, and God to those who hunger for his grace ~ Shri Radhe Maa,
1172:My grace is sufficient for you, my daughter. I will never leave you nor forsake you. ~ Karen Kingsbury,
1173:Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you. ~ John Green,
1174:One cannot demand or compel grace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Bhakti Yoga and Vaishnavism,
1175:One never notices how nice it is to be worshipped until one has fallen from grace, ~ Diana Peterfreund,
1176:She has the grace to imagine her way into the minds of people who won't imagine hers. ~ Leslie Jamison,
1177:style is about knowing what you like and why you like it, more than anything else. GRACE ~ Sheila Heti,
1178:The deeper the experience of the free grace of God, the more generous we must become. ~ Timothy Keller,
1179:The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing. ~ Ron Paul,
1180:To be alive is to be addicted, and to be alive and addicted is to stand in need of grace. ~ Gerald May,
1181:To those to whom Christ is the hope of future glory, he is also the life of present grace. ~ John Owen,
1182:To will is human, to will the bad is of fallen nature, but to will the good is of Grace. ~ John Calvin,
1183:WHAT A WONDERFUL DISCOVERY. My horniness deflated like a sad week-old birthday balloon. ~ Grace Helbig,
1184:Without cause or reason His compassion , His grace are pouring forth at every instant. ~ Anandamayi Ma,
1185:You want to be a superhero still, Grace? Well, every hero has a nemesis. And I'm yours. ~ Bree Despain,
1186:Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring. ~ Marlene Dietrich,
1187:Exuberance is a gift of grace that allows us to move on, to seek, to love again. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
1188:Forgiveness is the divine miracle of grace. The cost to God was the Cross of Christ. ~ Oswald Chambers,
1189:God's grace meets us in messy places because messy places are all that there are. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1190:grace does not depend on what we have done for God but rather what God has done for us. ~ Philip Yancey,
1191:Grace softened a little. "Sorry. But they're just words. They don't mean anything. ~ Krystal Sutherland,
1192:Grace without truth would be deceitful, and truth without grace would be condemning. ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
1193:He’s engaged, she can’t have kids, and this barren bitch is trying to take Grace instead! ~ Dina Silver,
1194:If I have to fall once more from grace, at least you’re going to make it worthwhile. ~ Kristina Douglas,
1195:I worry about the men of your time, Grace. They all seem to be great fools. (Julian) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1196:Mojo grace means the shocking benevolence of a mysterious force beyond our comprehension. ~ Rob Brezsny,
1197:On an unknown path, every foot is slow.’ Take your time, Grace. Take one step at a time. ~ Hazel Gaynor,
1198:Remember Grace, if you let anger into your heart, it will push out your ability to love. ~ Bree Despain,
1199:(T)here is grace to be found in everything, even in what first appears to be pure pain. ~ Shawn Smucker,
1200:There seems to be no hope. But pretending to be hopeful is the only grace we have . . . ~ Arundhati Roy,
1201:The two foundations; one inward, the other outward; grace, miracles; both supernatural. ~ Blaise Pascal,
1202:When you get older, it's not about what you did that you regret, it's what you didn't do. ~ Grace Slick,
1203:You choose your behaviors based on their metaphorical resonances...- Hazel Grace Lancaster ~ John Green,
1204:Your Grace," she said, "I have only one question. Do you wish this man crippled, or dead? ~ David Weber,
1205:Your Royal Grace,
Forgive my boldness. If I might inquire: How old are you?
—Kimber ~ Shana Abe,
1206:11 We believe that we are all saved the same way, by the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus. ~ Anonymous,
1207:Be dispensers of God's grace, not controllers. Don't be the Holy Spirit's customs agents. ~ Pope Francis,
1208:Christ’s death was the result of God’s grace; grace is not the result of Christ’s death. ~ Jerry Bridges,
1209:Dust and ashes though we be, we must and will “magnify the exceeding greatness of his grace. ~ Anonymous,
1210:From space, however, the same view went from awe inspiring to intoxicating in its grace. ~ Chris Dietzel,
1211:Grace is everywhere, like lenses that go unnoticed because you are looking through them. ~ Philip Yancey,
1212:Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live. ~ Jacqueline Winspear,
1213:herbs and vegetables—good things—started life in the mud. Why should people be different? ~ Grace Greene,
1214:I’d not want to answer for the lives of other men; not at seventeen, by God’s Grace. ~ Sharon Kay Penman,
1215:If you are moneyed or educated, you will get a different sentence than someone who is not. ~ Nancy Grace,
1216:I imagine 'Daily Grace' as, like, your awkward older sister who tries to give you advice. ~ Grace Helbig,
1217:I keep a gratitude log, which helps to remind me of all the blessings I experience daily. ~ Grace Gealey,
1218:I’ll prove the prettier fellow of the two and wear my dagger with the braver grace ~ William Shakespeare,
1219:In our daily lives, moving from struggle to grace requires practice and commitment. ~ Arianna Huffington,
1220:In the state of grace, there is no such thing as opportunity lost that cannot be found. ~ David Jeremiah,
1221:I played lacrosse for a hot second, but I was mainly a swimmer - captain of my swim team. ~ Grace Gummer,
1222:John 1:16: “From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. ~ Beth Moore,
1223:My only saving grace is that I actually collect things that nobody else is interested in. ~ Phil Collins,
1224:Thankfully, while our self-righteousness reaches far, God's grace reaches farther. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1225:The dying process begins the minute we are born, but it accelerates during dinner parties. ~ Carol Grace,
1226:To desire grace without recourse to the Virgin Mother is to desire to fly without wings. ~ Pope Pius XII,
1227:We’re all just ingredients. What matters is the grace with which you cook the meal. ~ Erica Bauermeister,
1228:We’re all just trying to get through this sh*t storm called life together. Remember that. ~ Grace Helbig,
1229:You know, even Darth Vader had the good grace to ask Luke to join him on the dark side. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1230:Approach My throne of grace with bold confidence, receiving My Peace with a thankful heart. ~ Sarah Young,
1231:By the Grace of God, I am cured of the disease of egotism, and Death no longer terrifies me. ~ Guru Arjan,
1232:Cheap grace means the justification of sin without the justification of the sinner. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
1233:From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art. ~ Alexander Pope,
1234:Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place. ~ Alexander Pope,
1235:Grace? Are you tipsy? (Selena) Maybe just comfortably toasty. Pop tart toasty. (Grace) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1236:Grace is the offer of God's ceaseless presence and irrational love that cannot be stopped. ~ John Ortberg,
1237:Great stories give us the grace of a mystical experience, on the level of the imagination. ~ Peter Kreeft,
1238:Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality ~ Grace Kelly,
1239:It's hard to understand the films that you're in, because you never truly get to see them. ~ Topher Grace,
1240:I would love to play a 1940's style fast-talking reporter lady. That's probably the dream. ~ Grace Phipps,
1241:No matter how dark the tapestry God weaves for us, there's always a thread of grace. ~ Mary Doria Russell,
1242:Oh, no me importaría, Grace Hazel. Sería un privilegio para mí tener el corazón roto por ti. ~ John Green,
1243:Pale sunlight, pale the wall. Love moves away. The light changes I need more grace than I thought. ~ Rumi,
1244:Pendergast moved with a feline grace, using the waxing moon as his only source of light ~ Douglas Preston,
1245:she's never forgotten, either, how a mystery caught in the hand could lose its grace ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
1246:Sin has driven us out of the garden, but grace drives us right into the Father’s arms. ~ Paul David Tripp,
1247:The fall is hard. You find out exactly who's real and who isn't when your grace is gone. ~ Helena Hunting,
1248:Their sighing, canting, grace-proud faces, their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces. ~ Robert Burns,
1249:The ministry of fear that won't let you live. The ministry of grace that doesn't forgive. ~ Ozzy Osbourne,
1250:The void is vast, like the sea at night and no land in sight. I’ll be the beacon, Brishen. ~ Grace Draven,
1251:The world is waiting for a practical demonstration of the Gospel of the grace of God! ~ Leonard Ravenhill,
1252:We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but for the grace to transform them. ~ Simone Weil,
1253:What appears to be a breakdown can often be a breakthrough.... IF you understand God's grace ~ Carl Lentz,
1254:When I read the script for Will & Grace in 1998, I knew I was the only guy for the part. ~ Eric McCormack,
1255:when Jesus touches me with his rescuing grace, he is freeing me from my bondage to me! ~ Paul David Tripp,
1256:A godly person chooseth Christ and grace before the most illustrious things under the sun: ~ Thomas Watson,
1257:Beauty is grace and confidence. I've learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me. ~ Lindsay Lohan,
1258:Being read is a fringe benefit, and being
read with understanding is a form of grace. ~ Walter Kaufmann,
1259:Continue to have full faith in the Divine's Grace,Will and Action and all will be all right. ~ The Mother,
1260:For sin shall no longer be your master,† because you are not under the law,† but under grace.† ~ Anonymous,
1261:God's grace is so powerful that it has the capacity to overcome our natural resistance to it. ~ R C Sproul,
1262:God's greatest interest is to glorify the wealth of His grace by making sinners happy in Him. ~ John Piper,
1263:Grace does not lead us to overlook obedience. Grace compels and empowers us for obedience. ~ Kevin DeYoung,
1264:Grace does not share ice cream. She does, however, talk about herself in the third person. ~ Alice Clayton,
1265:Grace,” I said, very softly. “Say something.” Sam,” she said, and I crushed her to me. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1266:Grace is God himself, his loving energy at work within his church and within our souls. ~ Evelyn Underhill,
1267:Graciousness is the fruit of someone who knows how badly they themselves need grace. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1268:He moved like a jungle cat, all purposeful, calculated motion—wrapped up in fluid grace. ~ Brigid Kemmerer,
1269:I believed if word got out about grace, the whole church was going to turn into a brothel. ~ Donald Miller,
1270:If it weren't for God's grace, you and I wouldn't be able to live for even one more minute. ~ Billy Graham,
1271:I had always wanted to name a daughter Hailey, after Halley's comet from Once in a Lifetime. ~ Nancy Grace,
1272:It is in proportion to our trust in the Divine that the Divine Grace can act for us and help. ~ The Mother,
1273:It would seem more appropriate to say that we are debtors to God’s justice, not to his grace. ~ John Piper,
1274:John 1:17, KJV 17For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. ~ Joseph Prince,
1275:Love is the only power that heals, connects and includes all.....not by force, but by grace. ~ Vivian Amis,
1276:Nobody can say, 'there is no hope for me.' because the Divine Grace is there.
   ~ The Mother, White Roses,
1277:Now when I enter a carriage, it almost empties. But there's always one brave enough to stay. ~ Grace Jones,
1278:Pale sunlight, pale the wall. Love moves away. The light changes. I need more grace than I thought. ~ Rumi,
1279:Real rest comes with knowing the grace of our salvation in Jesus. We don’t have to earn it. ~ Sheila Walsh,
1280:Seek God like never before. Part of seeking Him is allowing for grace space in your life. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
1281:Spiritual growth is marked by a growing realization of just how much grace you need. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1282:testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands. ~ Anonymous,
1283:The grace of God sets us free from a life of perfection, performing, and pretending. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1284:The most glorious works of grace that have ever took place, have been in answer to prayer. ~ William Carey,
1285:The point here is that grace can be available to us, but we might not be available to grace. ~ Henry Cloud,
1286:... the pursuit of holiness must bre anchored in grace; otherwise it is doomed to failure. ~ Jerry Bridges,
1287:The same grace that forgives your past empowers you to live in a new way in the future. ~ Paul David Tripp,
1288:To be able to work with someone who you learn so much from is a really valuable experience. ~ Topher Grace,
1289:To be honest, my life is not really as way-out and myth-loaded as people like to portray it. ~ Grace Jones,
1290:When a person expends the least possible amount of energy on a certain act, that is grace. ~ Anton Chekhov,
1291:Who hath not own'd, with rapture-smitten frame, The power of grace, the magic of a name. ~ Thomas Campbell,
1292:You don't have to wear fur. They make such great fakes. There's no reason to kill an animal. ~ Grace Slick,
1293:All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1294:Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you can see can inspire you. ~ Grace Coddington,
1295:Anyway, you know good and well it would be beyond the will of God, and the grace of the King ~ Jimi Hendrix,
1296:At times I think I actually hate Hollywood. I have many acquaintances there, but few friends. ~ Grace Kelly,
1297:For my part, if a lie may do thee grace, I'll gild it with the happiest terms I have. ~ William Shakespeare,
1298:For the most part, if you have an isolated place, it's sort of nice to have a communal vibe. ~ Grace Phipps,
1299:God's grace and forgiveness, while free to the recipient, are always costly for the giver. ~ Timothy Keller,
1300:Grace is God’s free empowerment that gives us the ability to go beyond our natural ability. W ~ John Bevere,
1301:Have I experienced happiness with sufficient gratitude? Have I endured loneliness with grace? ~ Mary Oliver,
1302:He’s like a sunflower, Grace. He leans into me as if I were the source of all light. ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
1303:I am always giving my anugraham (Grace). If you cannot apprehend it, what am I to do? ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
1304:I don't take the English press seriously at all because all they want is dirt... I hate them. ~ Grace Jones,
1305:Imagination, devotion, perseverance, together with divine grace, will assure your success. ~ Haile Selassie,
1306:I’m a plain man, I am; no nonsense about me.’ And no manners, grace, or generosity, either. ~ Josephine Tey,
1307:Live with kindness, integrity and spirituality. Comport yourself with grace under pressure. ~ Bryant McGill,
1308:Lord Maccon had the good grace to look sheepish-if a werewolf can be said to look sheepish. ~ Gail Carriger,
1309:Oftentimes, the only evidence left behind at the scene of a shooting are bullet shell casings. ~ Grace Meng,
1310:Prescription drugs can be even worse than illegal drugs. The only difference is the legality. ~ Grace Jones,
1311:Put bluntly, the American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it in practice. ~ Brennan Manning,
1312:Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. ~ John Updike,
1313:Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace. ~ George Santayana,
1314:She made him strong; she made him weak, and in that moment, she nearly put him on his knees. ~ Grace Draven,
1315:The Big Lie in the church today is that you are nothing more than “a sinner saved by grace. ~ John Eldredge,
1316:The grace of the spirit comes only from heaven, and lights up the whole bodily presence. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1317:There is no rest in the heart of God until He knows that you are at resh in His grace. ~ Lloyd John Ogilvie,
1318:There would be no communion between him and us if he did not first come to us with his grace. ~ John Calvin,
1319:Though triumphs were to generals only due, crowns were reserved to grace the soldiers too. ~ Alexander Pope,
1320:Three rules of success in fashion: perseverance, dream a bit and be passionate about it. ~ Grace Coddington,
1321:We must look to God for His grace and His power to perfect godly qualities in our lives. ~ Elizabeth George,
1322:When the church joined with the state, it tended to wield power rather than dispense grace. ~ Philip Yancey,
1323:Why are black folks singing Amazing Grace which is a song about a white slaver's conversion? ~ Dick Gregory,
1324:Without an unreserved surrender to His grace, complete mastery over thought is impossible. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1325:You know the truth, now. You know that reason alone is not enough. You must ask for grace . . ~ Larry Niven,
1326:You must surrender and await His pleasure. Then alone will His grace descend. ~ Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi,
1327:And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become. ~ Michelle Obama,
1328:Between here and heaven, every minute that the Christian lives will be a minute of grace. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1329:But Allison always finished what she started. It was both a saving grace and a tragic flaw. ~ Debra Ginsberg,
1330:By the grace of God, I will wake up tomorrow and have another chance to do this life better. ~ Rachel Hollis,
1331:Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church. We are fighting today for costly grace. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
1332:Death is like taking an intermission when you can't come back. I like living and being around. ~ Grace Slick,
1333:Forgetfulness of God's grace is one of the greatest tools in the enemy's war against our souls. ~ Mark Dever,
1334:For it cannot, it cannot be, that a man should enjoy the benefit of grace except he watch. ~ John Chrysostom,
1335:God’s call to obey is itself a grace. In this call, he is actively rescuing you from you. ~ Paul David Tripp,
1336:Grace? Are you tipsy? (Selena)
Maybe just comfortably toasty. Pop tart toasty. (Grace) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1337:GRACE
GRACE is the GIFT of God's Riches' the PEACE of God, The LOVE of God, The HOPE of God. ~ Max Lucado,
1338:Grace gives us the power to live, and mercy keeps us free from guilt, condemnation, and shame. ~ John Bevere,
1339:Grace has been out of hand for more than two thousand years now. We best get used to it. ~ Rachel Held Evans,
1340:Grace is defined in the Webster 1828 dictionary as “the free unmerited love and favor of God. ~ David Wright,
1341:Grace is given not to them who speak [their faith] but to those who live their faith. ~ Gregory of Nazianzus,
1342:Grace is not blind. It sees the hurt full well. But chooses to see God's forgiveness even more. ~ Max Lucado,
1343:If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door. ~ William James,
1344:In the '97 pilot season [of Will & Grace ], I got the male lead on The Jenny McCarthy Show. ~ Eric McCormack,
1345:I trip over my legs all the time. I'll wave to somebody, look up, and end up eating pavement. ~ Maggie Grace,
1346:I want to do whatever people allow me to do with great people and have a great time doing it. ~ Grace Helbig,
1347:I was skinny as a rail and had high cheekbones and a very interesting face - or so I was told. ~ Grace Jones,
1348:Let us give ourselves without reserve to the Divine, so best shall we receive the Divine Grace. ~ The Mother,
1349:Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and after culture. ~ Juan Ram n Jim nez,
1350:Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and after culture. ~ Juan Ramon Jimenez,
1351:ROM6.14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. ~ Anonymous,
1352:She made him strong; she made him weak, and in that moment, she nearly put him on his knees.  ~ Grace Draven,
1353:The doctrines of grace humble man without degrading him and exalt him without inflating him. ~ Charles Hodge,
1354:The grace of God exalts a man without inflating him, and humbles a man without debasing him. ~ Charles Hodge,
1355:The Grace, the Grace alone can act. That alone can open the way, that alone can do the miracle. ~ The Mother,
1356:The mansion should not be graced by its master, the master should grace the mansion. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1357:Today here and now, at the age of four, we eat from the tree of knowledge and have fallen from grace. ~ Osho,
1358:To mix Law and Gospel not only clouds the knowledge of grace, it cuts out Christ altogether. ~ Martin Luther,
1359:We are all just ingredients, Tom What matters is the grace with which you cook the meal ~ Erica Bauermeister,
1360:What should we say then? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may multiply? Romans 6:1 ~ Beth Moore,
1361:Without an unreserved surrender to His grace, complete mastery over thoughts is impossible. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1362:Without seeing the depths of sin, we’ll never understand the heights of God’s love and grace. ~ Kyle Idleman,
1363:You have done an unwise thing, Martise of Asher,” he said softly. “You’ve caught my interest. ~ Grace Draven,
1364:All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful. ~ Philip Yancey,
1365:Are you too bad to receive grace? How could you be too bad to receive what is for the bad? ~ David A Powlison,
1366:But you and Grace, you'll only ruin each other... Every great tragedy started with love. ~ Elizabeth Klehfoth,
1367:Coleman walked to the far bed and clicked on the TV. “It’s Nancy Grace.” “America’s screech owl. ~ Tim Dorsey,
1368:Fate being unfavorable( or without god's grace, even an easy task becomes difficult to accomplish) ~ Chanakya,
1369:.” Grace and I had a friendship for today… But our friendship is for always.” Page 169 ~ Patricia C McKissack,
1370:Grace,” I said, very softly. “Say something.”
Sam,” she said, and I crushed her to me. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1371:I came from a very strict background, and didn't hear any Jamaican music when I was growing up. ~ Grace Jones,
1372:I do not know any way to explain why God's grace touches a man who seems unworthy of it. ~ Whittaker Chambers,
1373:I don't need you on your back for anything Martise, unless you want to go star-gazing with me. ~ Grace Draven,
1374:If God calls to arduous duty, He is prepared to give all needed grace for doing it. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1375:If grace is obligated it is no longer grace. The very essence of grace is that it is undeserved. ~ R C Sproul,
1376:I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil. ~ Douglas MacArthur,
1377:It's insanely difficult to ask an audience to go somewhere other than YouTube to watch videos. ~ Grace Helbig,
1378:Jimmy Carter is the embodiment of dignity, grace, and the hope for a better world - Carlos Santana ~ Yoko Ono,
1379:Nepotism can get you very far in the world if you’ve
got the right connections. --Grace Lee ~ Lauren Kunze,
1380:None are ruined by the justice of God but those that hate to be reformed by the grace of God. ~ Matthew Henry,
1381:On a snowy winter morning, Martise of Neith—once of Asher—opened a gate and awakened darkness. ~ Grace Draven,
1382:Pray for God’s grace to nurture on the inside what He calls us to live out on the outside. ~ Elizabeth George,
1383:Sometimes being heroic means showing uncommon grace in the face of untenable circumstances. ~ Julie Anne Long,
1384:St. Macarius the Great says, “To pray often is in our will, but to pray truly is a gift of grace. ~ Anonymous,
1385:The least grace is a better security for heaven than the greatest gifts or privileges whatsoever. ~ John Owen,
1386:There is a need for Social Security reform to ensure its stability, and Congress must act. ~ Grace Napolitano,
1387:'Vegetarian' is a slippery word. I don't eat cheese, I don't eat duck - the point is I'm vegan. ~ Grace Slick,
1388:20The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. ~ Anonymous,
1389:A man must completely despair of himself in order to become fit to obtain the grace of Christ. ~ Martin Luther,
1390:Anne, as your attorney, I must advise you that you are not acting in your own best interests. As ~ Alexa Grace,
1391:Disobedience happens not when we think too much grace but when we think too little of it ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1392:Everybody can be great; you only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1393:Forgiveness isn't simply an option or a good idea; it is mandatory for our restorative process. ~ Grace Gealey,
1394:God gives each one of us sufficient grace ever to know His holy will, and to do it fully. ~ Ignatius of Loyola,
1395:Grace is ever present. All that is necessary is that you surrender to it.
   ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 472,
1396:grace strengthens us. It strengthens our hearts, awakens in us the courage to stand firm. ~ Charles R Swindoll,
1397:He made it a part of his religion, never to say grace to his meat. ~ Jonathan Swift, Tale of a Tub, Section XI,
1398:I'd challenge gods and queens to make you mine, Ballard. Conquer a kingdom or two if necessary. ~ Grace Draven,
1399:I feel that my environment reflects my belief in the grace and art and elegance of living simply. ~ Bell Hooks,
1400:If the unripe mind does not feel His Grace, it does not mean that God's Grace is absent. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
1401:I'm a prolific overanalyzer. And I can always use 15 words in place of three 3, no matter what. ~ Maggie Grace,
1402:I once laboured hard for the free will of man, until the grace of God at length overcame me. ~ Saint Augustine,
1403:I pranced around the room like a blind moose, but what I lacked in grace I made up for in effort. ~ Kiera Cass,
1404:It is a grace that comes, unexpected, after tragedy- this reminder that most hearts are good. ~ Cynthia Rylant,
1405:Justice and grace were hard concepts for anyone, especially for a person young in her faith. ~ Karen Kingsbury,
1406:Keep a cool head,strong and very quite nerves,and a complete trust in Divine Grace. ~ The Mother. ~ The Mother,
1407:Mr. Shaw—” “Grace, I’ve had my tongue in your mouth and your ass in my hand. Please, call me Sam. ~ Louise Bay,
1408:My husband used to shout at my mother, 'What is wrong with your daughter? I'm married to a man.' ~ Grace Jones,
1409:Sam, I really want to buy a red coffee pot, if they exist," Grace said. "I'll find you one ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1410:Simplicity is that grace which frees the soul from all unnecessary reflections upon itself. ~ Francois Fenelon,
1411:Suffering only shows where you are attached. That is why, to those on the path, suffering is grace. ~ Ram Dass,
1412:The clergy were self-professed experts in bestowing grace on behalf of the absentee landlord. ~ Lisa McInerney,
1413:The grace of God is like insurance. It will help you in your time of need without any limit. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
1414:The peace produced by grace is a spiritual stability too deep for violence — it is unshakeable ~ Thomas Merton,
1415:The people who tend to be the most gracious are those who know how badly they need grace ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1416:The will of man without grace is not free, but is enslaved, and that too with its own consent. ~ Martin Luther,
1417:Think of love as a state of grace not as a means to anything... but an end in itself. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
1418:This is depression, it comes when your blocking. This is expression it comes when you're rocking ~ Grace Jones,
1419:We didn't, with 'Will & Grace,' set out to change the gay world. We just set out to be funny. ~ Eric McCormack,
1420:We hold that man is never so near grace as when he begins to feel he can do nothing at all. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1421:when you speak of other people's marriages, you are, of course, saying something about your own. ~ Carol Grace,
1422:Where sin has abounded in me, Grace now much more abounds in me. I live by that 'much more.' ~ E Stanley Jones,
1423:You are forgiven according to the riches of His grace, not according to the poverty of your life. ~ Rob Reimer,
1424:All is grace. If the Almighty is the Almighty, the last words for each of us belongs to Him. ~ Fran ois Mauriac,
1425:At Munich we sold the Czechs for a few months grace, but the disgrace will last as long as history. ~ F L Lucas,
1426:Before the work of grace the heart is ‘stony.’ It can do no more than a stone can do to please God. ~ John Owen,
1427:Education is not a race, with winners and losers. It's not a commodity to be bought and sold. ~ Grace Llewellyn,
1428:Every twenty-four hours God has a fresh new supply of grace, of favor, of wisdom, of forgiveness. ~ Joel Osteen,
1429:God’s grace is our sufficiency in all things—today, tomorrow, and a thousand years from now. ~ Joel S Goldsmith,
1430:God will always show us the right thing to do. He will even give us the grace (ability) to do it. ~ Joyce Meyer,
1431:Grace is the Self. That also is not to be acquired; you only need to know that it exists. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
1432:Grace is unconditional acceptance given to an undeserving person by an unobligated giver. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1433:Grace shivered even though it was hot out, because that's what detectives do in detective books. ~ Ella Minster,
1434:Have I experienced happiness with sufficient gratitude?
Have I endured loneliness with grace? ~ Mary Oliver,
1435:He had felt proud and happy then, happy that she was his, proud of her grace and wifely carriage. ~ James Joyce,
1436:I believed that was the point of real forgiveness: It was freely given. Grace-filled. Unsolicited. ~ Glenn Beck,
1437:I do isometrics in church so while I'm doing my soul some good, I'm doing my body some good, too. ~ Grace Kelly,
1438:If I be not in a state of grace, I pray God place me in it; if I be in it, I pray God keep me so. ~ Joan of Arc,
1439:If I was to listen and pay attention to everyone that criticized me, I'd stay home under the bed. ~ Nancy Grace,
1440:If you want to be a conduit for God's grace, you don't have to be lined with gold. Copper will do. ~ John Piper,
1441:It doesn’t matter how great your sins are; God’s grace is big enough to forgive and cleanse them. ~ Frank Viola,
1442:It is folly to think the Lord provides grace for every trouble but the one you are in today. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1443:Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. ~ Henri Fr d ric Amiel,
1444:Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
1445:Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. ~ Eugene O'Neill, The Great God Brown (1926),
1446:No computer is ever going to ask a new, reasonable question. It takes trained people to do that. ~ Grace Hopper,
1447:Nothing is old, nothing is new, save the light of grace underneath which beats a human heart. ~ Georges Rouault,
1448:Only by God?s grace have I made it to see today and only by God?s grace will I ever see tomorrow. ~ Jesse Owens,
1449:The doctrine of grace and redemption keeps us from seeing any person or situation as hopeless. ~ Timothy Keller,
1450:The ultimate test of our spirituality is the measure of our amazement at the grace of God. ~ Martyn Lloyd Jones,
1451:This moment is not meant for you.” Cameron slammed his body against mine with a deadly grace. ~ Vanessa Fewings,
1452:those that have received Christ must by faith live upon him, and not receive his grace in vain. ~ Matthew Henry,
1453:When you're winning the grass is greener, the cigars are sweeter and the girls are better looking! ~ Mark Grace,
1454:Why did it take tragedy to bring out the best in us? And why was that state of grace so fleeting? ~ Ethel Rohan,
1455:Woe to him who neglects to recommend himself to Mary, and thus closes the channel of grace! ~ Alphonsus Liguori,
1456:You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. ~ Grace Hopper,
1457:Arunachala, show [me] the warfare of grace in the common space devoid of going and coming. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
1458:Azarion’s assurances of his disinterest in her were both a comfort and, in an odd way, an insult. ~ Grace Draven,
1459:But in His grace, He has given us the privilege of prayer so that we might share in His great ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
1460:Continue to practise what you are doing. You are already a recipient of His grace. ~ Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi,
1461:Fear can be a good thing. It keeps you sharp and alert. It isn’t a weakness when it benefits you. ~ Grace Draven,
1462:Fred Rice, gunslinger, badest hombre ever to grace the American Southwest desert since Pancho Villa. ~ Anonymous,
1463:Grace has been out of hand for more than two thousand years now. We best get used to it. And ~ Rachel Held Evans,
1464:Grace is upside-down, to-do-list wrecking, scandalous and way-too free. It's one-way love. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1465:I like to isolate myself when I work because I end up losing my voice by doing interviews all day. ~ Grace Jones,
1466:I love working with people who can teach me, because they're masters of the same business I'm in. ~ Topher Grace,
1467:Latinos are disproportionately more likely to be injured on the job than other ethnic groups. ~ Grace Napolitano,
1468:Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace . ~ Saint Augustine,
1469:Only Christianity dares to make God’s love unconditional (What’s So Amazing About Grace, 45). ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
1470:Prayers are answered in ways we don’t choose. The river of grace bubbles up in unexpected places. ~ Lisa Wingate,
1471:Soul-force comes only through God's grace and never descends upon a man who is a slave to lust. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1472:The deliberate effort of memory for small detail is a social grace that will take a person far. ~ Carolyn Haines,
1473:The same person is coming through in a different medium.... My art is simple, direct and definite. ~ Grace Slick,
1474:[Topher Grace] is thought about what he's going to do and he has a lot of ideas. So there's that. ~ Diane Keaton,
1475:was holding out his hand, and shook it warmly. ‘I’m honoured to make your grace’s acquaintance ~ Georgette Heyer,
1476:We are broken people living in a broken world with other broken people. We all need grace. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1477:We fail in the work of grace and love when there is too much of us and not enough of God. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
1478:When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. ~ Victor Hugo,
1479:You had me the first time I saw you, and I’ll be in love with Josselyn Grace Winters until I die. ~ Ginger Scott,
1480:All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful. ~ Flannery O Connor,
1481:All land, no matter what has happened to it, has over it a grace, an absolutely persistent beauty. ~ Robert Adams,
1482:A stated truth loses its grace, but a repeated error appears insipid and ridiculous. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1483:Bacchus scratched his stubbly chin. “Ah…yes. John Green.” “Jason Grace.” “Whatever,” the god said. ~ Rick Riordan,
1484:Fashion isn't just frocks. It's how we do our houses, our gardens, it's what we eat and drink. ~ Grace Coddington,
1485:Fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches, your Grace. That’s my motto. ~ Melissa McPhail,
1486:Forgiveness is an aspect of love that allows us to see life events from the viewpoint of grace. ~ David R Hawkins,
1487:God’s grace is greater than any addiction in your life. His grace will swallow up your addiction. ~ Joseph Prince,
1488:God’s grace is illustrated and magnified in the poverty and trials of believers. Saints ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1489:Grace could not have done it’s curing work if the law had not first done its crushing work. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1490:Grace is never wanting. God always gives sufficient grace to whoever is willing to receive it. ~ Francis de Sales,
1491:How can they know where they’re going if they don’t know where they come from?” Grace interrupts. ~ Viola Shipman,
1492:If not for the second-worst mistake of Grace Healey’s life, she never would have found the suitcase. ~ Pam Jenoff,
1493:If you want my ghost just say ' We've always done it that way.' and i will haunt you for 24 hours. ~ Grace Hopper,
1494:I propose that the phenomenon of love is the psychological pivot in the persecution of women. ~ Ti Grace Atkinson,
1495:I take much pleasure in being alone but there is also a strange warm grace in not being alone. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1496:It is our confidence in the sovereign grace of God that gives us any hope of success in missions. ~ Kevin DeYoung,
1497:it is precisely our sins, and not our goodnesses, that most commend us to the grace of God. ~ Robert Farrar Capon,
1498:Jesus Christ is the sole mediator of the Covenant of Grace and the only mediator between God and man. ~ Anonymous,
1499:Live up to your convictions. You walk in grace or you walk in fear. You can't have it both ways. ~ Carlos Santana,
1500:Love our Lady. And she will obtain abundant grace to help you conquer in your daily struggle. ~ Josemaria Escriva,

IN CHAPTERS [300/1304]



  530 Integral Yoga
  332 Poetry
   70 Christianity
   58 Fiction
   55 Yoga
   47 Philosophy
   27 Occultism
   24 Psychology
   23 Islam
   15 Mythology
   14 Philsophy
   9 Mysticism
   8 Science
   7 Education
   6 Sufism
   6 Baha i Faith
   5 Buddhism
   4 Hinduism
   1 Thelema
   1 Kabbalah
   1 Alchemy


  311 The Mother
  174 Satprem
  153 Nolini Kanta Gupta
  133 Sri Aurobindo
   66 William Wordsworth
   47 Sri Ramakrishna
   38 H P Lovecraft
   32 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   31 Robert Browning
   29 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   27 John Keats
   26 Friedrich Schiller
   23 Muhammad
   22 Carl Jung
   21 Aldous Huxley
   17 Saint Teresa of Avila
   16 Anonymous
   14 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   14 A B Purani
   13 Saint John of Climacus
   13 Ovid
   12 Walt Whitman
   12 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   9 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   9 Nirodbaran
   8 Plato
   8 Jalaluddin Rumi
   8 Hafiz
   8 Aleister Crowley
   7 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   7 James George Frazer
   7 Friedrich Nietzsche
   7 Baha u llah
   5 Plotinus
   5 Jetsun Milarepa
   5 Edgar Allan Poe
   5 Al-Ghazali
   4 William Butler Yeats
   4 Vyasa
   4 Swami Krishnananda
   4 Rabindranath Tagore
   4 Jordan Peterson
   3 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
   3 Saint John of the Cross
   3 Saint Francis of Assisi
   3 Ramprasad
   3 Lucretius
   2 Symeon the New Theologian
   2 Saint Therese of Lisieux
   2 Rainer Maria Rilke
   2 Mahendranath Gupta
   2 Ken Wilber
   2 Kabir
   2 Joseph Campbell
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Henry David Thoreau
   2 Farid ud-Din Attar
   2 Eleazar ben Kallir
   2 Alexander Pope


   66 Wordsworth - Poems
   46 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   38 Lovecraft - Poems
   37 Agenda Vol 01
   32 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   31 Browning - Poems
   30 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   29 Shelley - Poems
   28 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   27 Keats - Poems
   26 Schiller - Poems
   23 Quran
   23 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   22 Savitri
   22 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   22 City of God
   21 The Perennial Philosophy
   21 The Bible
   21 Letters On Yoga IV
   20 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   20 Questions And Answers 1956
   16 Questions And Answers 1953
   16 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   16 Agenda Vol 13
   16 Agenda Vol 10
   14 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   14 Letters On Yoga II
   14 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   14 Emerson - Poems
   13 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   13 Prayers And Meditations
   13 Metamorphoses
   13 Agenda Vol 11
   13 Agenda Vol 05
   12 Whitman - Poems
   12 Talks
   12 Questions And Answers 1954
   11 Questions And Answers 1955
   11 Collected Poems
   11 Agenda Vol 02
   10 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   10 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   10 Agenda Vol 08
   10 Agenda Vol 07
   9 Words Of The Mother II
   9 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   9 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   9 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   9 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   9 Agenda Vol 12
   9 Agenda Vol 06
   9 Agenda Vol 03
   8 Some Answers From The Mother
   8 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   7 The Way of Perfection
   7 The Golden Bough
   7 On Education
   7 Hafiz - Poems
   7 Agenda Vol 09
   6 Words Of The Mother III
   6 Essays On The Gita
   6 Dark Night of the Soul
   6 Agenda Vol 04
   5 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   5 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   5 The Alchemy of Happiness
   5 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   5 Poe - Poems
   5 On the Way to Supermanhood
   5 Milarepa - Poems
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   4 Yeats - Poems
   4 Vishnu Purana
   4 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   4 The Secret Doctrine
   4 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   4 The Future of Man
   4 Tagore - Poems
   4 Maps of Meaning
   4 Liber ABA
   4 Let Me Explain
   4 Hymn of the Universe
   4 Goethe - Poems
   4 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   4 Aion
   4 5.1.01 - Ilion
   3 Words Of The Mother I
   3 The Book of Certitude
   3 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   3 Rumi - Poems
   3 Of The Nature Of Things
   3 Letters On Poetry And Art
   3 Faust
   3 Essays Divine And Human
   3 Amrita Gita
   3 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   2 Words Of Long Ago
   2 Walden
   2 Vedic and Philological Studies
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Red Book Liber Novus
   2 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   2 The Divine Comedy
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 Rilke - Poems
   2 Record of Yoga
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   2 Magick Without Tears
   2 Kena and Other Upanishads
   2 Hymns to the Mystic Fire


00.01 - The Approach to Mysticism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There are modes of knowledge that are occultand to that extent mystic and can be mastered by practices in which the heart has no share. But they have not the saving Grace that comes by the touch of the Divine. They are not truly mystic the truly mystic belongs to the ultimate realities, the deepest and the highest,they, on the other hand, are transverse and tangential movements belonging to an intermediate region where light and obscurity are mixed up and even for the greater part the light is swallowed up in the obscurity or utilised by it.
   The mystic's knowledge and experience is not only true and real: it is delightful and blissful. It has a supremely healing virtue. It brings a sovereign freedom and ease and peace to the mystic himself, but also to those around him, who come in contact with him. For truth and reality are made up of love and harmony, because truth is, in its essence, unity.

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   Gadadhar himself now organized a dramatic company with his young friends. The stage was set in the mango orchard. The themes were selected from the stories of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Gadadhar knew by heart almost all the roles, having heard them from professional actors. His favourite theme was the Vrindavan episode of Krishna's life, depicting those exquisite love-stories of Krishna and the milkmaids and the cowherd boys. Gadadhar would play the parts of Radha or Krishna and would often lose himself in the character he was portraying. His natural feminine Grace heightened the dramatic effect. The mango orchard would ring with the loud kirtan of the boys. Lost in song and merry-making, Gadadhar became indifferent to the routine of school.
   In 1849 Ramkumar, the eldest son, went to Calcutta to improve the financial condition of the family.
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   The whole symbolic world is represented in the temple garden — the Trinity of the Nature Mother (Kali), the Absolute (Siva), and Love (Radhakanta), the Arch spanning heaven and earth. The terrific Goddess of the Tantra, the soul-enthralling Flute-Player of the Bhagavata, and the Self-absorbed Absolute of the Vedas live together, creating the greatest synthesis of religions. All aspects of Reality are represented there. But of this divine household, Kali is the pivot, the sovereign Mistress. She is Prakriti, the Procreatrix, Nature, the Destroyer, the Creator. Nay, She is something greater and deeper still for those who have eyes to see. She is the Universal Mother, "my Mother" as Ramakrishna would say, the All-powerful, who reveals Herself to Her children under different aspects and Divine Incarnations, the Visible God, who leads the elect to the Invisible Reality; and if it so pleases Her, She takes away the last trace of ego from created beings and merges it in the consciousness of the Absolute, the undifferentiated God. Through Her Grace "the finite ego loses itself in the illimitable Ego — Atman — Brahman". (Romain Holland, Prophets of the New India, p. 11.)
   Rani Rasmani spent a fortune for the construction of the temple garden and another fortune for its dedication ceremony, which took place on May 31, 1855.
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   Vaishnavism is exclusively a religion of bhakti. Bhakti is intense love of God, attachment to Him alone; it is of the nature of bliss and bestows upon the lover immortality and liberation. God, according to Vaishnavism, cannot be realized through logic or reason; and, without bhakti, all penances, austerities and rites are futile. Man cannot realize God by self-exertion alone. For the vision of God His Grace is absolutely necessary, and this Grace is felt by the pure of heart. The mind is to be purified through bhakti. The pure mind then remains for ever immersed in the ecstasy of God-vision. It is the cultivation of this divine love that is the chief concern of the Vaishnava religion.
   There are three kinds of formal devotion: tamasic, rajasic, and sattvic. If a person, while showing devotion, to God, is actuated by malevolence, arrogance, jealousy, or anger, then his devotion is tamasic, since it is influenced by tamas, the quality of inertia. If he worships God from a desire for fame or wealth, or from any other worldly ambition, then his devotion is rajasic, since it is influenced by rajas, the quality of activity. But if a person loves God without any thought of material gain, if he performs his duties to please God alone and maintains toward all created beings the attitude of friendship, then his devotion is called sattvic, since it is influenced by sattva, the quality of harmony. But the highest devotion transcends the three gunas, or qualities, being a spontaneous, uninterrupted inclination of the mind toward God, the Inner Soul of all beings; and it wells up in the heart of a true devotee as soon as he hears the name of God or mention of God's attributes. A devotee possessed of this love would not accept the happiness of heaven if it were offered him. His one desire is to love God under all conditions — in pleasure and pain, life and death, honour and dishonour, prosperity and adversity.
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   Sri Ramakrishna, much impressed with his devotion, requested Jatadhari to spend a few days at Dakshineswar. Soon Ramlala became the favourite companion of Sri Ramakrishna too. Later on he described to the devotees how the little image would dance Gracefully before him, jump on his back, insist on being taken in his arms, run to the fields in the sun, pluck flowers from the bushes, and play pranks like a naughty boy. A very sweet relationship sprang up between him and Ramlala, for whom he felt the love of a mother.
   One day Jatadhari requested Sri Ramakrishna to keep the image and bade him adieu with tearful eyes. He declared that Ramlala had fulfilled his innermost prayer and that he now had no more need of formal worship. A few days later Sri Ramakrishna was blessed through Ramlala with a vision of Ramachandra, whereby he realized that the Rama of the Ramayana, the son of Dasaratha, pervades the whole universe as Spirit and Consciousness; that He is its Creator, Sustainer, and Destroyer; that, in still another aspect, He is the transcendental Brahman, without form, attribute, or name.
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   The Vaishnava scriptures advise one to propitiate Radha and obtain her Grace in order to realize Sri Krishna. So the tortured devotee now turned his prayer to her. Within a short time he enjoyed her blessed vision. He saw and felt the figure of Radha disappearing into his own body.
   He said later on: "It is impossible to describe the heavenly beauty and sweetness of Radha. Her very appearance showed that she had completely forgotten herself in her passionate attachment to Krishna. Her complexion was a light yellow."
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   About this time Totapuri was suddenly laid up with a severe attack of dysentery. On account of this miserable illness he found it impossible to meditate. One night the pain became excruciating. He could no longer concentrate on Brahman. The body stood in the way. He became incensed with its demands. A free soul, he did not at all care for the body. So he determined to drown it in the Ganges. Thereupon he walked into the river. But, lo! He walks to the other bank." (This version of the incident is taken from the biography of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Saradananda, one of the Master's direct disciples.) Is there not enough water in the Ganges? Standing dumbfounded on the other bank he looks back across the water. The trees, the temples, the houses, are silhouetted against the sky. Suddenly, in one dazzling moment, he sees on all sides the presence of the Divine Mother. She is in everything; She is everything. She is in the water; She is on land. She is the body; She is the mind. She is pain; She is comfort. She is knowledge; She is ignorance. She is life; She is death. She is everything that one sees, hears, or imagines. She turns "yea" into "nay", and "nay" into "yea". Without Her Grace no embodied being can go beyond Her realm. Man has no free will. He is not even free to die. Yet, again, beyond the body and mind She resides in Her Transcendental, Absolute aspect. She is the Brahman that Totapuri had been worshipping all his life.
   Totapuri returned to Dakshineswar and spent the remaining hours of the night meditating on the Divine Mother. In the morning he went to the Kali temple with Sri Ramakrishna and prostrated himself before the image of the Mother. He now realized why he had spent eleven months at Dakshineswar. Bidding farewell to the disciple, he continued on his way, enlightened.
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   The party entered holy Benares by boat along the Ganges. When Sri Ramakrishna's eyes fell on this city of Siva, where had accumulated for ages the devotion and piety of countless worshippers, he saw it to be made of gold, as the scriptures declare. He was visibly moved. During his stay in the city he treated every particle of its earth with utmost respect. At the Manikarnika Ghat, the great cremation ground of the city, he actually saw Siva, with ash-covered body and tawny matted hair, serenely approaching each funeral pyre and breathing into the ears of the corpses the mantra of liberation; and then the Divine Mother removing from the dead their bonds. Thus he realized the significance of the scriptural statement that anyone dying in Benares attains salvation through the Grace of Siva. He paid a visit to Trailanga Swami, the celebrated monk, whom he later declared to be a real paramahamsa, a veritable image of Siva.
   Sri Ramakrishna visited Allahabad, at the confluence of the Ganges and the Jamuna, and then proceeded to Vrindavan and Mathura, hallowed by the legends, songs, and dramas about Krishna and the gopis. Here he had numerous visions and his heart overflowed with divine emotion. He wept and said: "O Krishna! Everything here is as it was in the olden days. You alone are absent." He visited the great woman saint, Gangamayi, regarded by Vaishnava devotees as the reincarnation of an intimate attendant of Radha. She was sixty years old and had frequent trances. She spoke of Sri Ramakrishna as an incarnation of Radha. With great difficulty he was persuaded to leave her.
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   The Master took up the duty of instructing his young wife, and this included everything from housekeeping to the Knowledge of Brahman. He taught her how to trim a lamp, how to behave toward people according to their differing temperaments, and how to conduct herself before visitors. He instructed her in the mysteries of spiritual life — prayer, meditation, japa, deep contemplation, and samadhi. The first lesson that Sarada Devi received was: "God is everybody's Beloved, just as the moon is dear to every child. Everyone has the same right to pray to Him. Out of His Grace He reveals Himself to all who call upon Him. You too will see Him if you but pray to Him."
   Totapuri, coming to know of the Master's marriage, had once remarked: "What does it matter? He alone is firmly established in the Knowledge of Brahman who can adhere to his spirit of discrimination and renunciation even while living with his wife. He alone has attained the supreme illumination who can look on man and woman alike as Brahman. A man with the idea of sex may be a good aspirant, but he is still far from the goal." Sri Ramakrishna and his wife lived together at Dakshineswar, but their minds always soared above the worldly plane. A few months after Sarada Devi's arrival Sri Ramakrishna arranged, on an auspicious day, a special worship of Kali, the Divine Mother. Instead of an image of the Deity, he placed on the seat the living image, Sarada Devi herself. The worshipper and the worshipped went into deep samadhi and in the transcendental plane their souls were united. After several hours Sri Ramakrishna came down again to the relative plane, sang a hymn to the Great Goddess, and surrendered, at the feet of the living image, himself, his rosary, and the fruit of his life-long sadhana. This is known in Tantra as the Shorasi Puja, the "Adoration of Woman". Sri Ramakrishna realized the significance of the great statement of the Upanishad: "O Lord, Thou art the woman. Thou art the man; Thou art the boy. Thou art the girl; Thou art the old, tottering on their crutches. Thou pervadest the universe in its multiple forms."
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   Others destined to be monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna came to Dakshineswar. Taraknath Ghoshal had felt from his boyhood the noble desire to realize God. Keshab and the Brahmo Samaj had attracted him but proved inadequate. In 1882 he first met the Master at Ramchandra's house and was astonished to hear him talk about samadhi, a subject which always fascinated his mind. And that evening he actually saw a manifestation of that superconscious state in the Master. Tarak became a frequent visitor at Dakshineswar and received the Master's Grace in abundance. The young boy often felt ecstatic fervour in meditation. He also wept profusely while meditating on God. Sri Ramakrishna said to him: "God favours those who can weep for Him. Tears shed for God wash away the sins of former births."
   --- BABURAM
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   The Master knew Hari's passion for Vedanta. But he did not wish any of his disciples to become a dry ascetic or a mere bookworm. So he asked Hari to practise Vedanta in life by giving up the unreal and following the Real. "But it is not so easy", Sri Ramakrishna said, "to realize the illusoriness of the world. Study alone does not help one very much. The Grace of God is required. Mere personal effort is futile. A man is a tiny creature after all, with very limited powers. But he can achieve the impossible if he prays to God for His Grace." Whereupon the Master sang a song in praise of Grace. Hari was profoundly moved and shed tears. Later in life Hari achieved a wonderful synthesis of the ideals of the Personal God and the Impersonal Truth.
   --- GANGADHAR

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    "There is no Grace: there is no guilt:
    This is the Law: DO WHAT THOU WILT!"
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    place of life, the means of Grace, it may be ruinous.
                  [117]
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    "Where is the Mystic Grace?" sayest thou?
    Who told thee, man, that LAYLAH is not Nuit, nd
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    The Red Triangle is the descending tongue of Grace;
     the Blue Triangle is the ascending tongue of

0.00 - THE GOSPEL PREFACE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  I have made a literal translation, omitting only a few pages of no particular interest to English-speaking readers. Often literary Grace has been sacrificed for the sake of literal translation. No translation can do full justice to the original. This difficulty is all the more felt in the present work, whose contents are of a deep mystical nature and describe the inner experiences of a great seer. Human language is an altogether inadequate vehicle to express supersensuous perception. Sri Ramakrishna was almost illiterate. He never clothed his thoughts in formal language. His words sought to convey his direct realization of Truth. His conversation was in a village patois. Therein lies its charm. In order to explain to his listeners an abstruse philosophy, he, like Christ before him, used with telling effect homely parables and illustrations, culled from his observation of the daily life around him.
  The reader will find mentioned in this work many visions and experiences that fall outside the ken of physical science and even psychology. With the development of modern knowledge the border line between the natural and the supernatural is ever shifting its position. Genuine mystical experiences are not as suspect now as they were half a century ago. The words of Sri Ramakrishna have already exerted a tremendous influence in the land of his birth. Savants of Europe have found in his words the ring of universal truth.
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  The Master, who divined the mood of desperation in M, his resolve to take leave of this 'play-field of deception', put new faith and hope into him by his gracious words of assurance: "God forbid! Why should you take leave of this world? Do you not feel blessed by discovering your Guru? By His Grace, what is beyond all imagination or dreams can be easily achieved!" At these words the clouds of despair moved away from the horizon of M.'s mind, and the sunshine of a new hope revealed to him fresh vistas of meaning in life. Referring to this phase of his life, M. used to say, "Behold! where is the resolve to end life, and where, the discovery of God! That is, sorrow should be looked upon as a friend of man. God is all good." ( Ibid P.33.)
  After this re-settlement, M's life revolved around the Master, though he continued his professional work as an educationist. During all holidays, including Sundays, he spent his time at Dakshineswar in the Master's company, and at times extended his stay to several days.
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  He was one of the earliest of the disciples to visit Kamarpukur, the birthplace of the Master, in the latter's lifetime itself; for he wished to practise contemplation on the Master's early life in its true original setting. His experience there is described as follows by Swami Nityatmananda: "By the Grace of the Master, he saw the entire Kamarpukur as a holy place bathed in an effulgent Light. Trees and creepers, beasts and birds and men all were made of effulgence. So he prostrated to all on the road. He saw a torn cat, which appeared to him luminous with the Light of Consciousness. Immediately he fell to the ground and saluted it" (M The Apostle and the Evangelist by Swami Nityatmananda vol. I. P. 40.) He had similar experience in Dakshineswar also. At the instance of the Master he also visited Puri, and in the words of Swami Nityatmananda, "with indomitable courage, M. embraced the image of Jagannath out of season."
  The life of Sdhan and holy association that he started on at the feet of the Master, he continued all through his life. He has for this reason been most appropriately described as a Grihastha-Sannysi (householder-Sannysin). Though he was forbidden by the Master to become a Sannysin, his reverence for the Sannysa ideal was whole-hearted and was without any reservation. So after Sri Ramakrishna's passing away, while several of the Master's householder devotees considered the young Sannysin disciples of the Master as inexperienced and inconsequential, M. stood by them with the firm faith that the Master's life and message were going to be perpetuated only through them. Swami Vivekananda wrote from America in a letter to the inmates of the Math: "When Sri Thkur (Master) left the body, every one gave us up as a few unripe urchins. But M. and a few others did not leave us in the lurch. We cannot repay our debt to them." (Swami Raghavananda's article on M. in Prabuddha Bharata vol. XXX P. 442.)

0.02 - II - The Home of the Guru, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   The Master, the Guru, set at rest the puzzled human mind by his illuminating answers, perhaps even more by his silent consciousness, so that it might be able to pursue unhampered the path of realisation of the Truth. Those ancient discourses answer the mind of man today even across the ages. They have rightly acquired as everything of the past does a certain sanctity. But sometimes that very reverence prevents men from properly evaluating, and living in, the present. This happens when the mind instead of seeking the Spirit looks at the form. For instance, it is not necessary for such discourses that they take place in forest-groves in order to be highly spiritual. Wherever the Master is, there is Light. And guru-griha the house of the Master can be his private dwelling place. So much was this feeling a part of Sri Aurobindo's nature and so particular was he to maintain the personal character of his work that during the first few years after 1923 he did not like his house to be called an 'Ashram', as the word had acquired the sense of a public institution to the modern mind. But there was no doubt that the flower of Divinity had blossomed in him; and disciples, like bees seeking honey, came to him. It is no exaggeration to say that these Evening Talks were to the small company of disciples what the Aranyakas were to the ancient seekers. Seeking the Light, they came to the dwelling place of their Guru, the greatest seer of the age, and found it their spiritual home the home of their parents, for the Mother, his companion in the great mission, had come. And these spiritual parents bestowed upon the disciples freely of their Light, their Consciousness, their Power and their Grace. The modern reader may find that the form of these discourses differs from those of the past but it was bound to be so for the simple reason that the times have changed and the problems that puzzle the modern mind are so different. Even though the disciples may be very imperfect representations of what he aimed at in them, still they are his creations. It is in order to repay, in however infinitesimal a degree, the debt which we owe to him that the effort is made to partake of the joy of his company the Evening Talks with a larger public.
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0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  help of the Divine Grace? Yet you know from experience that
  the result is unfailing and marvellous!
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  obtained the intervention of the Divine Grace. This prompted
  Attila to alter the route of his troops, and so he gave the city a
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  Your Grace I will be myself again within a short time.
  I aspire for the blessed day when the conflict, the
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  support in Thy Grace alone.
  1940

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  divine Grace and the sure victory.
  Sri Aurobindo is working for your transformation - how

0.04 - The Systems of Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   and the Individual. If the individual and Nature are left to themselves, the one is bound to the other and unable to exceed appreciably her lingering march. Something transcendent is needed, free from her and greater, which will act upon us and her, attracting us upward to Itself and securing from her by good Grace or by force her consent to the individual ascension.
  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

0.06 - INTRODUCTION, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  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
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  theological truth that Grace, far from destroying nature, ennobles and dignifies it,
  and of the agreement always found between the natural and the supernatural

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Certainly the Divine Grace is always at work, it is the material
  world and the men living there that do not want it!
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  receive Your Grace from afar; and that it is a sign of
  weakness on the part of those who see You from time to
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  this supreme Grace the price it deserves.
  Of each one is asked only what he has, what he is, nothing more,
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  Divine Grace.
  If you do your work as an offering which you lay in all
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  Have faith in the Divine Grace and the hour of liberation will
  be hastened.
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  calm confidence, have faith in the Divine Grace, and you will
  overcome all your difficulties.
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  overcome and replaced by a complete trust in the divine Grace.
  For several days there has been pain in the nape of the

0.07 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  your Grace is our sole refuge and to whom shall we
  turn but to you for our protection? But may your Grace
  now intervene in a more overt form so that my earthly
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  them. And may your Grace open up fully the lotus
  of my heart so that I may be blessed with a vision
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  Faith in the Divine's Grace and its power to transform you.
  Love and blessings to my dear child.
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  The Divine's Grace is there - open your door and welcome it.
  With my love and blessings.

0.09 - Letters to a Young Teacher, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  single, others in groups; all are bright and Graceful.
  Usually, in our joy at their arrival and our haste to welcome
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  themselves slowly, Gracefully, calmly descend, without losing
  anything of their elegance or beauty and, as they cross the
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  Sri Aurobindo tells us: "God's Grace is more difficult
  to have or to keep than the nectar of the Immortals."7
  What does this mean? Doesn't the Divine Grace always
  pour down on us, depending only on our receptivity?
  The Grace is always there, eternally present and active, but Sri
  Aurobindo says that it is extremely difficult for us to be in a
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  To receive the divine Grace, not only must one have a great
  aspiration, but also a sincere humility and an absolute trust.

01.01 - A Yoga of the Art of Life, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is not my purpose here to enter into details as to the exact meaning of the descent, how it happens and what are its lines of activity and the results brought about. For it is indeed an actual descent that happens: the Divine Light leans down first into the mind and begins its purificatory work therealthough it is always the inner heart which first recognises the Divine Presence and gives its assent to the Divine action for the mind, the higher mind that is to say, is the summit of the ordinary human consciousness and receives more easily and readily the Radiances that descend. From the Mind the Light filters into the denser regions of the emotions and desires, of life activity and vital dynamism; finally, it gets into brute Matter itself, the hard and obscure rock of the physical body, for that too has to be illumined and made the very form and figure of the Light supernal. The Divine in his descending Grace is the Master-Architect who is building slowly and surely the many-chambered and many-storeyed edifice that is human nature and human life into the mould of the Divine Truth in its perfect play and supreme expression. But this is a matter which can be closely considered when one is already well within the mystery of the path and has acquired the elementary essentials of an initiate.
   Another question that troubles and perplexes the ordinary human mind is as to the time when the thing will be done. Is it now or a millennium hence or at some astronomical distance in future, like the cooling of the sun, as someone has suggested for an analogy. In view of the magnitude of the work one might with reason say that the whole eternity is there before us, and a century or even a millennium should not be grudged to such a labour for it is nothing less than an undoing of untold millenniums in the past and the building of a far-flung futurity. However, as we have said, since it is the Divine's own work and since Yoga means a concentrated and involved process of action, effectuating in a minute what would perhaps take years to accomplish in the natural course, one can expect the work to be done sooner rather than later. Indeed, the ideal is one of here and nowhere upon this earth of material existence and now in this life, in this very bodynot hereafter or elsewhere. How long exactly that will mean, depends on many factors, but a few decades on this side or the other do not matter very much.

01.01 - The Symbol Dawn, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  With timid and hazardous instinctive Grace,
  Orphaned and driven out to seek a home,
  --
  It turns against the saviour hands of Grace;
  It meets the sons of God with death and pain.

01.03 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Souls Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Lit with its Grace man's outward earthliness;
  The soul's experience of its deeper sheaths

01.04 - The Poetry in the Making, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   That is what is wanted at present in the artistic world the true inspiration, the breath from higher altitudes. And here comes the role of the mystic, the Yogi. The sense of evolution, the march of human consciousness demands and prophesies that the future poet has to be a mysticin him will be fulfilled the travail of man's conscious working. The self-conscious craftsman, the tireless experimenter with his adventurous analytic mind has sharpened his instrument, made it supple and elastic, tempered, refined and enriched it; that is comparable to what we call the aspiration or call from below. Now the Grace must descend and fulfil. And when one rises into this higher consciousness beyond the brain and mind, when one lives there habitually, one knows the why and the how of things, one becomes a perfectly conscious operator and still retains all spontaneity and freshness and wonder and magic that are usually associated with inconscience and irreflection. As there is a spontaneity of instinct, there is likewise also a spontaneity of vision: a child is spontaneous in its movements, even so a seer. Not only so, the higher spontaneity is more spontaneous, for the higher consciousness means not only awareness but the free and untrammelled activity and expression of the truth and reality it is.
   Genius had to be generally more or less unconscious in the past, because the instrument was not ready, was clogged as it were with its own lower grade movements; the higher inspiration had very often to bypass it, or rob it of its serviceable materials without its knowledge, in an almost clandestine way. Wherever it was awake and vigilant, we have seen it causing a diminution in the poetic potential. And yet even so, it was being prepared for a greater role, a higher destiny it is to fulfil in the future. A conscious and full participation of a refined and transparent and enriched instrument in the delivery of superconscious truth and beauty will surely mean not only a new but the very acme of aesthetic creation. We thus foresee the age of spiritual art in which the sense of creative beauty in man will find its culmination. Such an art was only an exception, something secondary or even tertiary, kept in the background, suggested here and there as a novel strain, called "mystic" to express its unfamiliar nature-unless, of course, it was openly and obviously scriptural and religious.

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A Grace and beauty of spiritual light,
  The murmuring tongue of a celestial fire.
  --
  A rapt solicitor for her love and Grace,
  His bliss in her to him is his whole world:

01.05 - Rabindranath Tagore: A Great Poet, a Great Man, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Tagore is in direct line with those bards who have sung of the Spirit, who always soared high above the falsehoods and uglinesses of a merely mundane life and lived in the undecaying delights and beauties of a diviner consciousness. Spiritual reality was the central theme of his poetic creation: only and naturally he viewed it in a special way and endowed it with a special Grace. We know of another God-intoxicated man, the Jewish philosopher Spinoza, who saw things sub specie aeternitatis, under the figure or mode of eternity. Well, Tagore can be said to see things, in their essential spiritual reality, under the figure or mode of beauty. Keats indeed spoke of truth being beauty and beauty truth. But there is a great difference in the outlook and inner experience. A worshipper of beauty, unless he rises to the Upanishadic norm, is prone to become sensuous and pagan. Keats was that, Kalidasa was that, even Shelley was not far different. The spiritual vein in all these poets remains secondary. In the old Indian master, it is part of his intellectual equipment, no doubt, but nothing much more than that. In the other two it comes in as strange flashes from an unknown country, as a sort of irruption or on the peak of the poetic afflatus or enthousiasmos.
   The world being nothing but Spirit made visible is, according to Tagore, fundamentally a thing of beauty. The scars and spots that are on the surface have to be removed and mankind has to repossess and clo the itself with that mantle of beauty. The world is beautiful, because it is the image of the Beautiful, because it harbours, expresses and embodies the Divine who is Beauty supreme. Now by a strange alchemy, a wonderful effect of polarisation, the very spiritual element in Tagore has made him almost a pagan and even a profane. For what are these glories of Nature and the still more exquisite glories that the human body has captured? They are but vibrations and modulations of beauty the delightful names and forms of the supreme Lover and Beloved.

01.07 - Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But the pressure upon his dynamic and heated brain the fiery zeal in his mindwas already proving too much and he was advised medically to take complete rest. Thereupon followed what was known as Pascal's mundane lifea period of distraction and dissipation; but this did not last long nor was it of a serious nature. The inner fire could brook no delay, it was eager and impatient to englobe other fields and domains. Indeed, it turned to its own field the heart. Pascal became initiated into the mystery of Faith and Grace. Still he had to pass through a terrible period of dejection and despair: the life of the world had given him no rest or relaxation, it served only to fill his cup of misery to the brim. But the hour of final relief was not long postponed: the Grace came to him, even as it came to Moses or St. Paul as a sudden flare of fire which burnt up the Dark Night and opened out the portals of Morning Glory.
   Pascal's place in the evolution of European culture and consciousness is of considerable significance and importance. He came at a critical time, on the mounting tide of rationalism and scepticism, in an age when the tone and temper of human mentality were influenced and fashioned by Montaigne and Rochefoucauld, by Bacon and Hobbes. Pascal himself, born in such an atmosphere of doubt and disbelief and disillusionment, had sucked in a full dose of that poison; yet he survived and found the Rock of Ages, became the clarion of Faith against Denial. What a spectacle it was! This is what one wrote just a quarter of a century after the death of Pascal:
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   And the reason is his metaphysics. It is the Jansenist conception of God and human nature that inspired and coloured all his experience and consciousness. According to it, as according to the Calvinist conception, man is a corrupt being, corroded to the core, original sin has branded his very soul. Only Grace saves him and releases him. The order of sin and the order of Grace are distinct and disparate worlds and yet they complement each other and need each other. Greatness and misery are intertwined, united, unified with each other in him. Here is an echo of the Manichean position which also involves an abyss. But even then God's Grace is not a free agent, as Jesuits declare; there is a predestination that guides and controls it. This was one of the main subjects he treated in his famous open letters (Les Provinciales) that brought him renown almost overnight. Eternal hell is a possible prospect that faces the Jansenist. That was why a Night always over-shadowed the Day in Pascal's soul.
   Man then, according to Pascal, is by nature a sinful thing. He can lay no claim to noble virtue as his own: all in him is vile, he is a lump of dirt and filth. Even the greatest has his full share of this taint. The greatest, the saintliest, and the meanest, the most sinful, all meet, all are equal on this common platform; all have the same feet of clay. Man is as miserable a creature as a beast, as much a part and product of Nature as a plant. Only there is this difference that an animal or a tree is unconscious, while man knows that he is miserable. This knowledge or perception makes him more miserable, but that is his real and only greatness there is no other. His thought, his self-consciousness, and his sorrow and repentance and contrition for what he is that is the only good partMary's part that has been given to him. Here are Pascal's own words on the subject:
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   "The infinite distance of the body from the mind images the distance infinitely more infinite of the mind from Charity (Divine Grace, Faith)."9
   "The heart has its reasons which Reason knows not... I say, the heart loves the universal being naturally, and itself also naturally, according to which so ever it gives itself. And it hardens itself against the one or the other according to its choice. You have rejected one and preserved the other. Is it by the reason that you love ?"10

01.08 - Walter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   From the twentieth century back to the fourteenth is a far cry: a far cry indeed from the modern scientific illumination to mediaeval superstition, from logical positivists and mathematical rationalists to visionary mystics, from Russell and Huxley to Ruysbroeck and Hilton. The mystic lore, the Holy Writ, the mediaeval sage says, echoing almost the very words of the Eastern Masters, "may not be got by study nor through man's travail only, but principally by the Grace of the Holy Ghost." As for the men living and moving in the worldly way, there are "so mickle din and crying in their heart and vain thoughts and fleshly desires" that it is impossible for them to listen or understand the still small voice. It is the pure soul touched by the Grace that alone "seeth soothfastness of Holy Writ wonderly shewed and opened, above study and travail and reason of man's kindly (i.e. natural) wit."
   What is day to us is night to the mystics and what is day to the mystics is night for us. The first thing the mystic asks is to close precisely those doors and windows which we, on the contrary, feel obliged to keep always open in order to know and to live and move. The Gita says: "The sage is wakeful when it is night for all creatures and when all creatures are wakeful, that is night for the sage." Even so this sage from the West says: "The more I sleep from outward things, the more wakeful am I in knowing of Jhesu and of inward things. I may not wake to Jhesu, but if I sleep to the world."
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   This spiritual march or progress can also be described as a growing into the likeness of the Lord. His true self, his own image is implanted within us; he is there in the profoundest depth of our being as Jesus, our beloved and our soul rests in him in utmost bliss. We are aware neither of Jesus nor of his spouse, our soul, because of the obsession of the flesh, the turmoil raised by the senses, the blindness of pride and egoism. All that constitutes the first or old Adam, the image of Nought, the body of death which means at bottom the "false misruled love in to thyself." This self-love is the mother of sin, is sin itself. What it has to be replaced by is charity that is the true meaning of Christian charity, forgetfulness of self. "What is sin but a wanting and a forbearing of God." And the whole task, the discipline consists in "the shaping of Christ in you, the casting of sin through Christ." Who then is Christ, what is he? This knowledge you get as you advance from your sense-bound perception towards the inner and inmost seeing. As your outer nature gets purified, you approach gradually your soul, the scales fall off from your eyes too and you have the knowledge and "ghostly vision." Here too there are three degrees; first, you start with faith the senses can do nothing better than have faith; next, you rise to imagination which gives a sort of indirect touch or inkling of the truth; finally, you have the "understanding", the direct vision. "If he first trow it, he shall afterwards through Grace feel it, and finally understand it."
   It is never possible for man, weak and bound as he is, to reject the thraldom of his flesh, he can never purify himself wholly by his own unaided strength. God in his infinite mercy sent his own son, an emanation created out of his substancehis embodied loveas a human being to suffer along with men and take upon himself the burden of their sins. God the Son lived upon earth as man and died as man. Sin therefore has no longer its final or definitive hold upon mankind. Man has been made potentially free, pure and worthy of salvation. This is the mystery of Christ, of God the Son. But there is a further mystery. Christ not only lived for all men for all time, whether they know him, recognise him or not; but he still lives, he still chooses his beloved and his beloved chooses him, there is a conscious acceptance on either side. This is the function of the Holy Ghost, the redeeming power of Love active in him who accepts it and who is accepted by it, the dynamic Christ-Consciousness in the true Christian.
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   The characteristic then of the path is a one-pointed concentration. Great stress is laid upon "oneliness", "onedness":that is to say, a perfect and complete withdrawal from the outside and the world; an unmixed solitude is required for the true experience and realisation to come. "A full forsaking in will of the soul for the love of Him, and a living of the heart to Him. This asks He, for this gave He." The rigorous exclusion, the uncompromising asceticism, the voluntary self-torture, the cruel dark night and the arid desert are necessary conditions that lead to the "onlyness of soul", what another prophet (Isaiah, XXIV, 16) describes as "My privity to me". In that secreted solitude, the "onlistead"the graphic language of the author calls itis found "that dignity and that ghostly fairness which a soul had by kind and shall have by Grace." The utter beauty of the soul and its absolute love for her deity within her (which has the fair name of Jhesu), the exclusive concentration of the whole of the being upon one point, the divine core, the manifest Grace of God, justifies the annihilation of the world and life's manifold existence. Indeed, the image of the Beloved is always within, from the beginning to the end. It is that that keeps one up in the terrible struggle with one's nature and the world. The image depends upon the consciousness which we have at the moment, that is to say, upon the stage or the degree we have ascended to. At the outset, when we can only look through the senses, when the flesh is our master, we give the image a crude form and character; but even that helps. Gradually, as we rise, with the clearing of our nature, the image too slowly regains its original and true shape. Finally, in the inmost soul we find Jesus as he truly is: "an unchangeable being, a sovereign might, a sovereign soothfastness, sovereign goodness, a blessed life and endless bliss." Does not the Gita too say: "As one approaches Me, so do I appear to him."Ye yath mm prapadyante.
   Indeed, it would be interesting to compare and contrast the Eastern and Western approach to Divine Love, the Christian and the Vaishnava, for example. Indian spirituality, whatever its outer form or credal formulation, has always a background of utter unity. This unity, again, is threefold or triune and is expressed in those great Upanishadic phrases,mahvkyas,(1) the transcendental unity: the One alone exists, there is nothing else than theOneekamevdvityam; (2) the cosmic unity: all existence is one, whatever exists is that One, thereare no separate existences:sarvam khalvidam brahma neha nnsti kincaa; (3) That One is I, you too are that One:so' ham, tattvamasi; this may be called the individual unity. As I have said, all spiritual experiences in India, of whatever school or line, take for granted or are fundamentally based upon this sense of absolute unity or identity. Schools of dualism or pluralism, who do not apparently admit in their tenets this extreme monism, are still permeated in many ways with that sense and in some form or other take cognizance of the truth of it. The Christian doctrine too says indeed, 'I and my Father in Heaven are one', but this is not identity, but union; besides, the human soul is not admitted into this identity, nor the world soul. The world, we have seen, according to the Christian discipline has to be altogether abandoned, negatived, as we go inward and upward towards our spiritual status reflecting the divine image in the divine company. It is a complete rejection, a cutting off and casting away of world and life. One extreme Vedantic path seems to follow a similar line, but there it is not really rejection, but a resolution, not the rejection of what is totally foreign and extraneous, but a resolution of the external into its inner and inmost substance, of the effect into its original cause. Brahman is in the world, Brahman is the world: the world has unrolled itself out of the Brahmansi, pravttiit has to be rolled back into its, cause and substance if it is to regain its pure nature (that is the process of nivitti). Likewise, the individual being in the world, "I", is the transcendent being itself and when it withdraws, it withdraws itself and the whole world with it and merges into the Absolute. Even the Maya of the Mayavadin, although it is viewed as something not inherent in Brahman but superimposed upon Brahman, still, has been accepted as a peculiar power of Brahman itself. The Christian doctrine keeps the individual being separate practically, as an associate or at the most as an image of God. The love for one's neighbour, charity, which the Christian discipline enjoins is one's love for one's kind, because of affinity of nature and quality: it does not dissolve the two into an integral unity and absolute identity, where we love because we are one, because we are the One. The highest culmination of love, the very basis of love, according to the Indian conception, is a transcendence of love, love trans-muted into Bliss. The Upanishad says, where one has become the utter unity, who loves whom? To explain further our point, we take two examples referred to in the book we are considering. The true Christian, it is said, loves the sinner too, he is permitted to dislike sin, for he has to reject it, but he must separate from sin the sinner and love him. Why? Because the sinner too can change and become his brother in spirit, one loves the sinner because there is the possibility of his changing and becoming a true Christian. It is why the orthodox Christian, even such an enlightened and holy person as this mediaeval Canon, considers the non-Christian, the non-baptised as impure and potentially and fundamentally sinners. That is also why the Church, the physical organisation, is worshipped as Christ's very body and outside the Church lies the pagan world which has neither religion nor true spirituality nor salvation. Of course, all this may be symbolic and it is symbolic in a sense. If Christianity is taken to mean true spirituality, and the Church is equated with the collective embodiment of that spirituality, all that is claimed on their behalf stands justified. But that is an ideal, a hypothetical standpoint and can hardly be borne out by facts. However, to come back to our subject, let us ow take the second example. Of Christ himself, it is said, he not only did not dislike or had any aversion for Judas, but that he positively loved the traitor with a true and sincere love. He knew that the man would betray him and even when he was betraying and had betrayed, the Son of Man continued to love him. It was no make-believe or sham or pretence. It was genuine, as genuine as anything can be. Now, why did he love his enemy? Because, it is said, the enemy is suffered by God to do the misdeed: he has been allowed to test the faith of the faithful, he too has his utility, he too is God's servant. And who knows even a Judas would not change in the end? Many who come to scoff do remain to pray. But it can be asked, 'Does God love Satan too in the same way?' The Indian conception which is basically Vedantic is different. There is only one reality, one truth which is viewed differently. Whether a thing is considered good or evil or neutral, essentially and truly, it is that One and nothing else. God's own self is everywhere and the sage makes no difference between the Brahmin and the cow and the elephant. It is his own self he finds in every person and every objectsarvabhtsthitam yo mm bhajati ekatvamsthitah"he has taken his stand upon oneness and loves Me in all beings."2
   This will elucidate another point of difference between the Christian's and the Vaishnava's love of God, for both are characterised by an extreme intensity and sweetness and exquisiteness of that divine feeling. This Christian's, however, is the union of the soul in its absolute purity and simplicity and "privacy" with her lord and master; the soul is shred here of all earthly vesture and goes innocent and naked into the embrace of her Beloved. The Vaishnava feeling is richer and seems to possess more amplitude; it is more concrete and less ethereal. The Vaishnava in his passionate yearning seeks to carry as it were the whole world with him to his Lord: for he sees and feels Him not only in the inmost chamber of his soul, but meets Him also in and I through his senses and in and through the world and its objects around. In psychological terms one can say that the Christian realisation, at its very source, is that of the inmost soul, what we call the "psychic being" pure and simple, referred to in the book we are considering; as: "His sweet privy voice... stirreth thine heart full stilly." Whereas the Vaishnava reaches out to his Lord with his outer heart too aflame with passion; not only his inmost being but his vital being also seeks the Divine. This bears upon the occult story of man's spiritual evolution upon earth. The Divine Grace descends from the highest into the deepest and from the deepest to the outer ranges of human nature, so that the whole of it may be illumined and transformed and one day man can embody in his earthly life the integral manifestation of God, the perfect Epiphany. Each religion, each line of spiritual discipline takes up one limb of manone level or mode of his being and consciousness purifies it and suffuses it with the spiritual and divine consciousness, so that in the end the whole of man, in his integral living, is recast and remoulded: each discipline is in charge of one thread as it were, all together weave the warp and woof in the evolution of the perfect pattern of a spiritualised and divinised humanity.
   The conception of original sin is a cardinal factor in Christian discipline. The conception, of sinfulness is the very motive-power that drives the aspirant. "Seek tensely," it is said, "sorrow and sigh deep, mourn still, and stoop low till thine eye water for anguish and for pain." Remorse and grief are necessary attendants; the way of the cross is naturally the calvary strewn with pain and sorrow. It is the very opposite of what is termed the "sunlit path" in spiritual ascension. Christian mystics have made a glorious spectacle of the process of "dying to the world." Evidently, all do not go the whole length. There are less gloomy and happier temperaments, like the present one, for example, who show an unusual balance, a sturdy common sense even in the midst of their darkest nights, who have chalked out as much of the sunlit path as is possible in this line. Thus this old-world mystic says: it is true one must see and admit one's sinfulness, the grosser and apparent and more violent ones as well as all the subtle varieties of it that are in you or rise up in you or come from the Enemy. They pursue you till the very end of your journey. Still you need not feel overwhelmed or completely desperate. Once you recognise the sin in you, even the bare fact of recognition means for you half the victory. The mystic says, "It is no sin as thou feelest them." The day Jesus gave himself away on the Cross, since that very day you are free, potentially free from the bondage of sin. Once you give your adherence to Him, the Enemies are rendered powerless. "They tease the soul, but they harm not the soul". Or again, as the mystic graphically phrases it: "This soul is not borne in this image of sin as a sick man, though he feel it; but he beareth it." The best way of dealing with one's enemies is not to struggle and "strive with them." The aspirant, the lover of Jesus, must remember: "He is through Grace reformed to the likeness of God ('in the privy substance of his soul within') though he neither feel it nor see it."
   If you are told you are still full of sins and you are not worthy to follow the path, that you must go and work out your sins first, here is your answer: "Go shrive thee better: trow not this saying, for it is false, for thou art shriven. Trust securely that thou art on the way, and thee needeth no ransacking of shrift for that that is passed, hold forth thy way and think on Jerusalem." That is to say, do not be too busy with the difficulties of the moment, but look ahead, as far as possible, fix your attention upon the goal, the intermediate steps will become easy. Jerusalem is another name of the Love of Jesus or the Bliss in Heaven. Grow in this love, your sins will fade away of themselves. "Though thou be thrust in an house with thy body, nevertheless in thine heart, where the stead of love is, thou shouldst be able to have part of that love... " What exquisite utterance, what a deep truth!
   Indeed, there are one or two points, notes for the guidance of the aspirant, which I would like to mention here for their striking appositeness and simple "soothfastness." First of all with regard to the restless enthusiasm and eagerness of a novice, here is the advice given: "The fervour is so mickle in outward showing, is not only for mickleness of love that they have; but it is for littleness and weakness of their souls, that they may not bear a little touching of God.. afterward when love hath boiled out all the uncleanliness, then is the love clear and standeth still, and then is both the body and the soul mickle more in peace, and yet hath the self soul mickle more love than it had before, though it shew less outward." And again: "without any fervour outward shewed, and the less it thinketh that it loveth or seeth God, the nearer it nigheth" ('it' naturally refers to the soul). The statement is beautifully self-luminous, no explanation is required. Another hurdle that an aspirant has to face often in the passage through the Dark Night is that you are left all alone, that you are deserted by your God, that the Grace no longer favours you. Here is however the truth of the matter; "when I fall down to my frailty, then Grace withdraweth: for my falling is cause there-of, and not his fleeing." In fact, the Grace never withdraws, it is we who withdraw and think otherwise. One more difficulty that troubles the beginner especially is with regard to the false light. The being of darkness comes in the form of the angel of light, imitates the tone of the still small voice; how to recognise, how to distinguish the two? The false light, the "feigned sun" is always found "atwixt two black rainy clouds" : they are "highing" of oneself and "lowing" of others. When you feel flattered and elated, beware it is the siren voice tempting you. The true light brings you soothing peace and meekness: the other light brings always a trail of darknessf you are soothfast and sincere you will discover it if not near you, somewhere at a distance lurking.
   The ultimate truth is that God is the sole doer and the best we can do is to let him do freely without let or hindrance. "He that through Grace may see Jhesu, how that He doth all and himself doth right nought but suffereth Jhesu work in him what him liketh, he is meek." And yet one does not arrive at that condition from the beginning or all at once. "The work is not of the hour nor of a day, but of many days and years." And for a long time one has to take up one's burden and work, co-operate with the Divine working. In the process there is this double movement necessary for the full achievement. "Neither Grace only without full working of a soul that in it is nor working done without Grace bringeth a soul to reforming but that one joined to that other." Mysticism is not all eccentricity and irrationality: on the contrary, sanity seems to be the very character of the higher mysticism. And it is this sanity, and even a happy sense of humour accompanying it, that makes the genuine mystic teacher say: "It is no mastery to me for to say it, but for to do it there is mastery." Amen.
   Ascendimus ascensiones in corde et cantamus canticum graduum." Confessions of St. Augustine XIII. 9.

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  being, without reserve, to the Divine Grace, and you will feel
  the felicity for which you aspire.
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  one of Your prayers and then invoke the Divine Grace
  in silence, each in his own way, for the departed person,
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  good and is done by the Divine Grace." Is it good, is it
  healthy to think like this?
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  trust in His infinite Grace.
  13 May 1964
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  see the Grace behind everything.
  5 August 1964
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  Sri Aurobindo has said somewhere that if we surrender to the Divine Grace, it will do everything for us.
  Then what is the value of tapasya?
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  Because it is not a question of merit but of Grace.
  6 October 1965
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  But the Divine Grace is infinite!
  20 July 1966
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  Divine Grace, to misuse this unique privilege granted to
  us here. But, Mother, why do we do this? For, each one
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  Aurobindo speaks of the influence of the Divine Compassion and the Divine Grace.32 But what is the difference between the two?
  The compassion seeks to relieve the suffering of all, whether
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  The Grace does not recognise the right of suffering to exist
  and abolishes it.
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  giving them their chance; (3) the Divine Grace which acts more incalculably but also
  more irresistibly than the others." - Letters on Yoga, SABCL, Vol. 23, p. 609.
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  Divine work and unshakable trust in the Divine Grace. All
  this must be accompanied by a sustained, ardent, persevering

01.11 - The Basis of Unity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In Europe such a contingency did not arise, because the religious spirit, rampant in the days of Inquisitions and St. Bartholomews, died away: it died, and (or, because) it was replaced by a spirit that was felt as being equally, if not more, au thentic and, which for the moment, suffused the whole consciousness with a large and high afflatus, commensurate with the amplitude of man's aspiration. I refer, of course, to the spirit of the Renaissance. It was a spirit profane and secular, no doubt, but on that level it brought a catholicity of temper and a richness in varied interesta humanistic culture, as it is calledwhich constituted a living and unifying ideal for Europe. That spirit culminated in the great French Revolution which was the final coup de Grace to all that still remained of mediaevalism, even in its outer structure, political and economical.
   In India the spirit of renascence came very late, late almost by three centuries; and even then it could not flood the whole of the continent in all its nooks and corners, psychological and physical. There were any number of pockets (to use a current military phrase) left behind which guarded the spirit of the past and offered persistent and obdurate resistance. Perhaps, such a dispensation was needed in India and inevitable also; inevitable, because the religious spirit is closest to India's soul and is its most direct expression and cannot be uprooted so easily; needed, because India's and the world's future demands it and depends upon it.

01.12 - Goethe, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Satan proposes to lead man down into hell through a sure means, nothing more sure, according to him, viz., love for a woman and a woman's love in return. Nothing like that to make man earth-bound or hell-bound and force out of him the nostalgic cry, "Time must have a stop." A most simple, primal and primeval lyric love will most suit Satan's purpose. Hence the Margaret episode. Love=Passion=Lust=Hell; that is the inevitable equation sequence, and through which runs the magic thread of infatuation. And that charm is invincible. Satan did succeed and was within an ace, as they say, of the final and definitive triumph: but that was not to be, for he left out of account an incalculable element. Love, even human love has, at least can have, a wonderful power, the potency of reversing the natural decree and bring about a supernatural intervention. Human love can at a crucial momentin extremiscall down the Divine Grace, which means God's love for man. And the soul meant for perdition and about to be seized and carried away by Satan finds itself suddenly free and lifted up and borne by Heaven's messengers. Human Jove is divine love itself in earthly form and figure and whatever its apparent aberrations it is in soul and substance that thing. Satan is hoisted with his own petard. That is God's irony.
   But Goethe's Satan seems to know or feel something of his fate. He knows his function and the limit too of his function. He speaks of the doomsday for people, but it is his doomsday also, he says in mystic terms. Yes, it is his doomsday, for it is the day of man's liberation. Satan has to release man from the pact that stands cancelled. The soul of man cannot be sold, even if he wanted it.
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   The angels weave the symphony that is creation. They represent the various notes and rhythmsin their higher and purer degrees that make up the grand harmony of the spheres. It is magnificent, this music that moves the cosmos, and wonderful the glory of God manifest therein. But is it absolutely perfect? Is there nowhere any flaw in it? There is a doubting voice that enters a dissenting note. That is Satan, the Antagonist, the Evil One. Man is the weakest link in the chain of the apparently all-perfect harmony. And Satan boldly proposes to snap it if God only let him do so. He can prove to God that the true nature of his creation is not cosmos but chaos not a harmony in peace and light, but a confusion, a Walpurgis Night. God acquiesces in the play of this apparent breach and proves in the end that it is part of a wider scheme, a vaster harmony. Evil is rounded off by Grace.
   The total eradication of Evil from the world and human nature and the remoulding of a terrestrial life in the substance and pattern of the Highest Good that is beyond all dualities is a conception which it was not for Goe the to envisage. In the order of reality or existence, first there is the consciousness of division, of trenchant separation in which Good is equated with not-evil and evil with not-good. This is the outlook of individualised consciousness. Next, as the consciousness grows and envelops the whole existence, good and evil are both embraced and are found to form a secret and magic harmony. That is the universal or cosmic consciousness. And Goethe's genius seems to be an outflowering of something of this status of consciousness. But there is still a higher status, the status of transcendence in which evil is not simply embraced but dissolved and even transmuted into a supreme reality of which it is an aberration, a reflection or projection, a lower formulation. That is the mystery of a spiritual realisation to which Goe the aspired perhaps, but had not the necessary initiation to enter into.

01.13 - T. S. Eliot: Four Quartets, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, that is the condition demanded, an entire vacuity in which nothing moves. That is the real Dark Night of the Soul. It is then only that the Grace leans down and descends, then only beams in the sweet Light of lights. Eliot has expressed the experience in these lines of rare beauty and sincerity :
   Time and the bell have buried the day,
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   But Thompson was not an intellectual, his doubts and despondencies were not of the mental order, he was a boiling, swelling life-surge, a geyser, a volcano. He, too, crossed the Night and saw the light of Day, but in a different way. Well, I he did not march into the day, it was the Day that marched I into him! Yes, the Divine Grace came and seized him from behind with violence. A modern, a modernist consciousness cannot expect that indulgence. God meets him only halfway, he has to work up himself the other half. He has laid so many demands and conditions: the knots in his case are not cut asunder but slowly disengaged.
   The modern temper is especially partial to harmony: it cannot assert and reject unilaterally and categorically, it wishes to go round an object and view all its sides; it asks for a synthesis and reconciliation of differences and contraries. Two major chords of life-experience that demand accord are Life and Death, Time and Eternity. Indeed, the problem of Time hangs heavy on the human consciousness. It has touched to the quick philosophers and sages in all ages and climes; it is the great question that confronts the spiritual seeker, the riddle that the Sphinx of life puts to the journeying soul for solution.

01.14 - Nicholas Roerich, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   A Russian artist (Monsieur Benois) has stressed upon the primitivealmost aboriginalelement in Roerich and was not happy over it. Well, as has been pointed out by other prophets and thinkers, man today happens to be so sophisticated, artificial, material, cerebral that a [all-back seems to be necessary for him to take a new leap forward on to a higher ground. The pure aesthete is a closed system, with a consciousness immured in an ivory tower; but man is something more. A curious paradox. Man can reach the highest, realise the integral truth when he takes his leap, not from the relatively higher levels of his consciousness his intellectual and aesthetic and even moral status but when he can do so from his lower levels, when the physico-vital element in him serves as the springing-board. The decent and the beautiful the classic Grace and aristocracyform one aspect of man, the aspect of "light"; but the aspect of energy and power lies precisely in him where the aboriginal and the barbarian find also a lodging. Man as a mental being is naturally sattwic, but prone to passivity and weakness; his physico-vital reactions, on the other hand, are obscure and crude, simple and vehement, but they have life and energy and creative power, they are there to be trained and transfigured, made effective instruments of a higher illumination.
   All elemental personalities have something of the unconventional and irrational in them. And Roerich is one such in his own way. The truths and realities that he envisages and seeks to realise on earth are elemental and fundamental, although apparently simple and commonplace.

0.11 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The Grace is there to solve it.
  1 May 1967
  --
  sadhak and its result depend on the Divine Grace.
  About this, one could say humorously that we are all divine, but
  --
  By Your Grace, my body is now collaborating to get rid
  of its laziness. That even the body has a will of its own
  --
  former lives. But a drop of Your Grace can enable me to
  make up for all the lost time.
  --
  Your Grace has brought them to my notice so that the
  next step may be taken.
  --
  Vigilance, sincerity, continuity of effort, and the Grace will
  do the rest.
  --
  the Grace that can bestow this state - even in those who by
  Tapasya have abolished their ego.
  --
  Through Krishna's Grace, Arjuna realised the cosmic
  Divine and Virat in the twinkling of an eye. What a

0.14 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It is by perfecting our faith in the Divine Grace that we shall
  be able to conquer the defeatism of the subconscient.

0 1955-03-26, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Mother, without Mahakalis Grace, I shall never be able to get out of this mechanical round, to shatter these old formations, ever the same, which keep coming back. Mother, I beg of you, help. me to BREAK this shell in which I am suffocating. Deliver me from myself, deliver me in spite of myself. Alone, I am helpless; sometimes I cannot even call you! May your force come and burn all my impurities, shatter my resistances.
   Signed: Bernard2

0 1955-04-04, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I feel that I am turning in circles and taking one step backward for each one forward. Furthermore, instead of helping me draw nearer to the divine consciousness, my work in the Ashram (the very fact of working for to change work, even if I felt like it, would not change the overall situation), diverts me from this divine consciousness, or at least keeps me in a superficial consciousness from which I am unable to unglue myself as long as I am busy writing letters, doing translations, corrections or classes.1 I know its my own fault, that I should know how to be detached from my work and do it by relying upon a deeper consciousness, but what can be done? Unless I receive the Grace, I cannot remember the essential thing as long as the outer part of my being is active.
   When I am not immediately engrossed in work, I have to confront a thousand little temptations and daily difficulties that come from my contact with other beings and a life that does indeed remain in life. Here, even more, there is the feeling of an impossible struggle, and all these little difficulties seem to gnaw away at me; scarcely has one hole been filled when another opens up, or the same one reappears, and there is never any real victoryone has constantly to begin everything again. Finally, it seems to me that I really live only one hour a day, during the evening distribution at the playground.2 It is scarcely a life and scarcely a sadhana!

0 1955-06-09, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   If the divine force, if your Grace, does not intervene to shatter this obscure resistance that is drawing me downwards in spite of myself, I dont know what will become of me Mother, I am not blackmailing you, I am only expressing my helplessness, my anguish.
   During the day, I live more or less calmly in my little morass, but as evening and the moment to meet you draw near, then the forces pinning me to the ground begin raging beneath your pressure, and I feel at times an unbearable tearing that burns and constricts in my throat like tears that cannot be shed. Afterwards, Truth regains possession of me but the following day it all begins again.
   Mother, it is an impossible, absurd, unlivable life. I feel as though I have no hand in this cruel little game. Oh Mother, why doesnt your Grace trust that deep part in me which knows so well that you are the Truth? Deliver me from these evil forces since, profoundly, it is you and you alone I want. Give me the aspiration and strength I do not have. If you do not do this Yoga for me, I feel I shall never have the strength to go on.
   There is something that must be SHATTERED: can it not be done once and for all without lingering on indefinitely? Mother, I am your child.

0 1955-09-03, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   No matter where I concentrate, in my heart, above my head, between my eyes, I bang everywhere into an unyielding wall; I no longer know which way to turn, what I must do, say, pray in order to be freed from all this at last. Mother, I know that I am not making all the effort I should, but help me to make this effort, I implore your Grace. I need so much to find at last this solid rock upon which to lean, this space of light where finally I may seek refuge. Mother, open the psychic being in me, open me to your sole Light which I need so much. Without your Grace, I can only turn in circles, hopelessly. O Mother, may I live in you.
   Your child,

0 1956-04-04, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I am broken and battered in the depths of my being as I was in my flesh in the concentration camps. Will the divine Grace take pity on me? Can you, do you want to help me? Alone I can do nothing. I am in an absolute solitude, even beyond all rebellion, at my very end.
   Yet I love you in spite of all that I am.

0 1956-04-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Therefore, Sweet Mother, I come to ask a great Grace of you, from the depths of my heart: take my freedom into your hands. Prevent me from falling back, far away from you. I place this freedom in your hands. Keep me safe, Mother, protect me. Grant me the Grace of watching over me and of taking me in your hands completely, like a child whose steps are unsure. I no longer want this Freedom. It is you I want, the Truth of my being. Mother, as a Grace, I implore you to free me from my freedom to choose wrongly.
   I am your child and I love you.

0 1956-08-10, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   But Thy Grace is winning the victory.
   In fact, following the 'Supramental Manifestation' of February 29, 1956, all of Mother's physical difficulties increased, as though all the obscurities in the physical consciousness were surging forth beneath the pressure of the new light. The same observation applies to the disciples who were around Mother and undoubtedly to the world as a whole. A strange 'mysterious acceleration' was beginning to take hold of the world.

0 1956-10-07, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   But the divine vision is global. The people in the Ashram do not want this strike but what about the others? They are ignorant, mean, full of ill will, etc., but in their own way they are following a path, and why should they be deprived of the Grace? By the fact that their action is against the Ashram? It is certainly a Grace.
   I said that I had not even thought of intervening. When things threatened to turn bad, I simply applied a force so that it wouldnt become too serious.
  --
   I have called for a greater package of Grace and asked that the truth of things prevail. We shall see what happens.
   Mother is referring to a strike by the salaried workers of the Ashram, one of the numerous internal and external difficulties constantly assailing Her.

0 1956-10-08, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   The otheridentity with the supreme Grace, which obliterates and abolishes all errors committed in the action by whomsoever and whatsoever and which annuls all the consequences of these errors.
   And the moment I perceived this, I saw that my third attitude in action, which is the will for progress for the whole earth as well as for each particular individual, was not the height of my being.
  --
   No, it is exactly the opposite of what you are saying. It is not that the Divine in his divinity is opposed to his own manifested selfHe is very far beyond, beyond the necessity for Grace; He perceives his unique and exclusive responsibility, and that it is He and He alone who must change in His Manifestation so that all may change.
   ***

0 1958-01-01, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   You first have to be able to follow the methods and the means of the Grace to recognize its action. You first have to be able to remain unblinded by appearances to see the deeper truth of things.
   ***

0 1958-02-03a, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I would like to tell you that I am staying, very simply, for something in me wants this, but I am afraid to make a decision that I may not be able to keep. A force other than mine is needed. In short, you have to do the willing for me, to utter a word that would help me understand truly that I must stay here. Grant me the Grace of helping and enlightening me. I would like to decide without preference, in obedience to the sole Truth and in accordance with my real possibilities.
   I have received a long letter from Swami,1 who in essence says that I should be able to realize what I have to realize right here with you, but he does not refuse to take me with him should I persist in my intention.

0 1958-04-03, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   And I, who understood nothing of love, am beginning to suspect who Satprem is. Mother, your Grace is infinite, it has accompanied me everywhere in my life.
   We are still in Kataragama, and we shall only go up to northern Ceylon, to Jaffna, around the 15th, then return to India towards the beginning of May if the visa problems are settled. Only in India, at the temple of Rameswaram, can I receive the orange robe. I am living here as a sannyasi, but dressed in white, like a Hindu. It is a stark life, nothing more. I have seen however, that truth does not lie in starkness but in a change of consciousness. (Desire always finds a means to entrench itself in very small details and in very petty and stupid, though well-rooted, avidities.)

0 1958-05-10, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   No. From the minute it is conscious, it is conscious of its own falsehood! It is conscious of this law, of that law, of this third law that fourth law, this tenth laweverything is a law. We are subject to physical laws: this will produce such and such a result if you do that, this will happen, etc. Oh! It reeks! I know it well. I know it very well. These laws reek of falsehood. In the body, we have no faith in the divine Grace, none, none, none, none! Those who have not undergone a tapasya2 as I have, say, Yes, all these inner moral things, feelings, psychology, all that is very good; we want the Divine and we are ready to But all the same, material facts are material facts, they have their concrete reality, after all an illness is an illness, food is food, and everything you do has a consequence, and when you are bah, bah, bah, bah, bah!
   We must understand that this isnt trueit isnt true, its a falsehood, all this is sheer falsehood. It is NOT TRUE, it is not true!

0 1958-05-11 - the ship that said OM, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Each time that happens, I have truly the feeling of a miracle! I immediately say, Oh, Lord! Your Grace is infinite!
   ***

0 1958-07-02, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Each element, let us say each individual element (even though it is not exactly like that), is in its place according to whether the Grace acts on the individual or on the collectivity.
   When the Grace acts on the collectivity, each thing, each element, each principle, is put in its place as the result of a karmic logic in the universal movement. This is what gives us the impression of disorder and confusion as we see it.
   When the Grace acts on the individual, it gives to each the maximum position according to what he is and what he has realized.
   And then, there is a super- Grace, as it were, which works in a few exceptional cases, which places you not according to what you are but according to what you are to become, which means that the universal cosmic position is ahead of the individuals progress.

0 1958-07-06, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   And then, it always ends in the same way, by a canticle to the action of the Grace: O, Lord! You are truly marvelous! All the experiences I have needed to pass through You have given to me, all the things I needed to do to make this body ready You have made me do, and always with the feeling that it was You who was making me do itand with the universal disapproval of all the right-minded humanity!
   About one million dollars.

0 1958-10-10, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Then and this becomes rather amusing like lifes play Depending upon each ones nature and position and bias, and because human beings are very limited, very partial and incapable of a global vision, there are those who believe, who have faith, or to whom the eternal Mother is revealed through Grace, who have this kind of relationship with the eternal Mother and there are those who themselves are plunged in sadhana, who have the consciousness of a developed sadhak, and thereby have the same relationship with me as one has with what they generally call a realized soul. Such persons consider me the prototype of the Guru teaching a new way, but the others dont have this relationship of sadhak to Guru (I am taking the two extremes, but of course there are all the possibilities in between), they are only in contact with the eternal Mother and, in the simplicity of their hearts, they expect Her to do everything for them. If they were perfect in this attitude, the eternal Mother would do everything for themas a matter of fact, She does do everything, but as they arent perfect, they cannot receive it totally. But the two paths are very different, the two kinds of relationships are very different; and as we all live according to the law of external things, in a material body, there is a kind of annoyance, an almost irritated misunderstanding, between those who follow this path (not consciously and intentionally, but spontaneously), who have this relationship of the child to the Mother, and those who have this other relationship of the sadhak to the Guru. So it creates a whole play, with an infinite diversity of shades.
   But all this is still in suspense, on the way to realization, moving forward progressively; therefore, unless we are able to see the outcome, we cant understand a thing. We get confused. Only when we see the outcome, the final realization, only when we have TOUCHED there, will everything be understood then it will be as clear and as simple as can be. But meanwhile, my relationships with different people are very funny, utterly amusing!
   Those who have what I would call the more outer relationship compared to the other (although it is not really so)the relationship of yoga, of sadhanaconsider the others superstitious; and the others, who have faith OI perception, or the Grace to have understood what Sri Aurobindo meant (perhaps even before knowing what he said, but in any event, after he said it), discard the others as ignorant unbelievers! And there are all the gradations in between, so it really becomes quite funny!
   It opens up extraordinary horizons; once you have understood this, you have the keyyou have the key to many, many things: the different positions of each of the different saints, the different realizations and it resolves all the incoherencies of the various manifestations on earth.

0 1958-10-17, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   7) But even in the event you have not made the irrevocable decision at the outset, should you have the good fortune to live during one of these unimaginable hours of universal history when the Grace is present, embodied upon earth, It will offer you, at certain exceptional moments, the renewed possibility of making a final choice that will lead you straight to the goal.
   That was the message of hope.

0 1958-11-04 - Myths are True and Gods exist - mental formation and occult faculties - exteriorization - work in dreams, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   That was a Grace. I was given every experience without knowing ANYTHING of what it was all aboutmy mind was absolutely blank. There was no active correspondence in the formative mind. I only knew about what had happened or the laws governing these happenings AFTERWARDS, when I was curious and inquired to find out what it related to. Then I found out. But otherwise, I didnt know. So that was the clear proof that these things existed entirely outside of my imagination or thought.
   It doesnt happen very frequently in this world. And thats why these experiences, which otherwise seem quite natural, quite obvious, appear to be extravagant fancies to people who know nothing.
  --
   In Sri Aurobindo's and Mother's terminology, 'psychic' or 'psychic being' means the soul or the portion of the Supreme in man which evolves from life to life until it becomes a fully self-conscious being. The soul is a special capacity or Grace of human beings on earth.
   The film on August 5.

0 1958-11-11, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   There is no preliminary thought, preliminary knowledge, preliminary will: all those things do not exist. I am only like a mirror receiving the experience, the simplicity of a little child learning life. It is like that. And it is the gift of the Grace, truly the Grace: in the face of the experience, the simplicity of a little child just born. And it is spontaneously so, but deliberately too; in other words, during the experience I am very careful not to watch myself having the experience so that no previous knowledge intervenes. Only afterwards do I see. It is not a mental construction, nor does it come from something higher than the mind (it is not even a knowledge by identity that makes me see things); no, the body (when the experience is in the body) is like that, what in English is called blank. As if it had just been born, as if just then it were being born with the experience.
   And only little by little, little by little, is this experience put in the presence of any previous knowledge. Thus, its explanation and its evaluation come about progressively.

0 1958-11-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I was VERY HAPPY with the vision, for there was a great POWER, though it was rather terrible. But it was magnificent. When I saw that, I This vision was given to me because I had concentrated with a will to find the solution, a true solution, an enduring and permanent solution that is, I had this spontaneous gratitude which goes out to the Grace when it brings some effective help. Only, what followed was interrupted by someone who came to call me and that cut it short, but it will return.
   But now I KNOWbefore I did not know. The other morning I saw, and I was told very clearly that it was a karma1 to be worked out; so then I told you, but at the time I didnt know what it was.

0 1958-11-22, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   But if the soul has had but ONE call, but ONE contact with the Grace, then in your next life you are put in the conditions, once, whereby EVERYTHING can be swept away at one stroke. And at this present moment on earth, you cannot imagine the number of people I have met that is, the number of soulswho had reached out towards this possibility with such an intensity and they have all found themselves on my path.
   At that point, sometimes a great courage is needed, sometimes a great endurance is needed, sometimes a true love is enough, sometimes, oh! if only faith were there, one thing, one tiny little thing is enough, and everything can be swept away. I have done it often; there are times when I have failed. But more often than not I have been able to remove it. But then, what is needed is a great, stoical courage or a capacity to endure and to SEE IT THROUGH. The resistance (especially in cases of former suicide), the resistance to the temptation of renewing this stupidity creates a terrible formation. Or else this habit of fleeing when suffering comes: flee, flee, instead of absorbing the difficulty, holding on.
   But just this, a faith in the Grace, or an awareness of the Grace, or the intensity of the call, or else naturally the response the response, the thing that opens, that breaks the response to this marvelous love of the Grace.
   It is difficult without a strong will; and above all, above all the capacity to resist the temptation, which was the fatal temptation throughout all ones livesbecause its power builds up. Each defeat gives it renewed force. But a tiny victory can dissolve it.
  --
   As soon as you had left, and since I was following you, I saw that nothing of the kind was going to happen, but rather something very superficial which would not be of much use. And when I received your letters and saw that you were in difficulty, I did something. There are places that are favorable for occult experiences. Benares is one of these places, the atmosphere there is filled with vibrations of occult forces, and if one has the slightest capacity, it spontaneously develops there, in the same way that a spiritual aspiration develops very strongly and spontaneously as soon as one lands in India. These are Graces. Graces, because it is the destiny of the country, it has been so throughout its history, and because India has always been turned much more towards the heights and the inner depths than towards the outer world. Now, it is in the process of losing all that and wallowing in the mud, but thats another story it was like that and it is still like that. And in fact, when you returned from Rameswaram with your robes, I saw with much satisfaction that there was still a GREAT dignity and a GREAT sincerity in this endeavor of the Sannyasis towards the higher life and in the self-giving of a certain number of people to realize this higher life. When you returned, it had become a very concrete and a very real thing that immediately commanded respect. Before, I had seen only a copy, an imitation, an hypocrisy, a pretentionnothing that was really lived. But then, I saw that it was true, that it was lived, that it was real and that it was still Indias great heritage. I dont believe it is very prevalent now, but in any case, it is still there, and as I told you, it commands respect. And then, as I felt you in difficulty and as the outer conditions were not only veiling but spoiling the inner, well, on that day I wrote you a short note I no longer recall when it was exactly, but I wrote you just a word or two, which I put in an envelope and sent you I concentrated very strongly upon those few words and sent you something. I didnt note the date, I dont remember when it was, but its likely that it happened as I wished when you were in Benares; and then you had this experience.
   But when you returned the second time, from the Himalayas, you didnt have the same flame as when you returned the first time. And I understood that this kind of difficult karma still clung to you, that it had not been dissolved. I had hoped that your contact with the mountains but in a true solitude (I dont mean that your body had to be all alone, but there should not have been all kinds of outer, superficial things) Anyway, it didnt happen. So it means that the time had not come.
  --
   Generally, when the hour has come for a karma to be overcome and absorbed in the Grace, the image or the knowledge or the experience of the exact facts that are the origin of the karma come to me, and I can then perform the cleansing action.
   For the time being, it is not yet there.

0 1958-12-15 - tantric mantra - 125,000, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Swami received me warmly and is doing all he can with all his heart. I am following his instructions to the letter for I believe that your Grace is acting through him. Furthermore, he is totally devoted to you and spoke of you as no one ever hashe understands many things. I was unfair in my reactions towards him.
   At the new moon, when I felt very down, he gave me the first tantric mantraa mantra to Durga. For a period of 41 days, I must repeat it 125,000 times and go every morning to the Temple, stand before Parvati and recite this mantra within me for at least one hour. Then I must go to the sanctuary of Shiva and recite another mantra for half an hour. Practically speaking, I have to repeat constantly within me the mantra to Durga in a silent concentration, whatever I may be doing on the outside. In these conditions, it is difficult to think of you and this has created a slight conflict in me, but I believe that your Grace is acting through Swami and through Durga, whom I am invoking all the time I remember what you told me about the necessity for intermediaries and I am obeying Swami unreservedly.
   Mother, things are far from being what they were the first time in Rameswaram, and I am living through certain moments that are hell the enemy seems to have been unleashed with an extraordinary violence. It comes in waves, and after it recedes, I am literally SHATTEREDphysically, mentally and vitally drained. This morning, while going to the temple, I lived through one of these moments. All this suffering that suddenly sweeps down upon me is horrible. Yes, I had the feeling of being BACKED UP AGAINST A WALL, exactly as in your vision I was up against a wall. I was walking among these immense arcades of sculptured granite and I could see myself walking, very small, all alone, alone, ravaged with pain, filled with a nameless despair, for nowhere was there a way out. The sea was nearby and I could have thrown myself into it; otherwise, there was only the sanctuary of Parvati but there was no more Africa to flee to, everything closed in all around me, and I kept repeating, Why? Why? This much suffering was truly inhuman, as if my last twenty years of nightmare were crashing down upon me. I gritted my teeth and went to the sanctuary to say my mantra. The pain in me was so strong that I broke into a cold sweat and almost fainted. Then it subsided. Yet even now I feel completely battered.
   I clearly see that the hour has come: either I will perish right here, or else I will emerge from this COMPLETELY changed. But something has to change. Mother, you are with me, I know, and you are protecting me, you love me I have only you, only you, you are my Mother. If these moments of utter darkness return and they are bound to return for everything to be exorcised and conqueredprotect me in spite of myself. Mother, may your Grace not abandon me. I want to be done with all these old phantoms, I want to be born anew in your Light; it has to beotherwise I can no longer go on.
   Mother, I believe I understand something of all that you yourself are suffering, and the crucifixion of the Divine in Matter is a real crucifixion. In this moment of consciousness, I offer you all my trials and little sufferings. I would like to triumph so that it be your triumph, one weight less upon your heart.
   Forgive me, Mother, for all the pain I may have thrown on you, but I am confident that with your Grace I will emerge from this victorious, your child unobscured, in all the fibers of my being. Oh Mother, how alone you are to bear all our suffering if only I could remember this in my moments of darkness.
   I am at your feet. You are my Mother, my only support.
  --
   I have just received your letter of the 15th. Yes, I know that the hour is critical. It has been grave here as well. I had to stop everything, for the attack upon my body was too violent. Now it is better but I have not yet resumed any of my outer activities, and I remain in my room upstairs. The battle continues in the invisible and I consider it decisive. You are a very intimate part of this battle. This is to tell you that I am with you in the most integral sense of these words. I know what you are suffering, I feel it but you must hold on. The Grace is there, all-powerful. As soon as it is possible and without going through one minute more than needed to transform that which has to be transformed, the trial will reach its end and we shall emerge into the light and joy. So never forget that I am with youin youand that WE SHALL TRIUMPH:
   With all that love can bring of solace and endurance,
  --
   My very dear child, I am adding on to what I wrote you this morning to ask you to follow very scrupulously the indications given by Swamihe knows these things and has offered himself very sincerely as an instrument of action for my Grace.
   When you invoke Durga, it is I you invoke through her, when you invoke Shiva, it is I you invoke through himand in the final analysis, to the Supreme Lord go all prayers.

0 1958-12-24, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Your last letter was a great comfort to me. If you were not there, with me, everything would be so absurd and impossible. I am again disturbing you because Swami tells me that you are worried and that I should write to you. Not much has changed, except that I am holding on and am confident. Yesterday, I again suffered an agonizing wave, in the temple, and I found just enough strength to repeat your name with each beat of my heart, like someone drowning. I remained as motionless as a pillar of stone before the sanctuary, with only your name (my mantra would not come out), then it cleared. It was brutal. I am confident that with each wave I am gaining in strength, and I know you are there. But I am aware that if the enemy is so violent it is because something in me responds, or has responded, something that has not made its surrender that is the critical point. Mother, may your Grace help me to place everything in your hands, everything, without any shadow. I want so much to emerge into the Light, to be rid of all this once and for all.
   I am following Swamis instructions to the letter. Sometimes it all seems to lack warmth and spontaneity, but I am holding on. I might add that we are living right next to the bazaar, amidst a great racket 20 hours a day, which does not make things easier. So I repeat my mantra as one pounds his fists against the walls of a prison. Sometimes it opens a little, you send me a little joy, and then everything becomes better again.
  --
   In truth, I believe only in the Grace. My mantra and all the rest seem to me only little tricks to try to win over your Grace.
   Mother, love me. I have only you, I want to belong to you alone.

0 1958-12-28, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   It seems to me that everything has changed since I have understood that it is not a personal battle, and that I can serve. Your Grace is everywhere, everywhere.
   ***

0 1959-01-06, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   And it happened just as I was despairing of ever getting out of it. I seemed to be touching a kind of fundamental bedrock, so painful, so suffering, and full of revolt because of too much suffering. And I saw that all my efforts, all the meditations, aspirations, mantras, were only covering up this suffering bedrock without touching it. I saw this fundamental thing in me very clearly, a poignant knot, ever ready for an absolute negation. I saw it and I said to you, Mother, only your Grace can remove this. I said this to you in the temple that morning, in total despair. And then, the knot was undone. Xs action contri buted a lot, with your Grace acting through him. But truly, I have traversed a veritable hell this last while.
   X continues his work on me daily; it is to last 41 days in all. He told me that he wants to undo the things of several births. When it is over, he will explain it all to me. I do not know how to tell you how luminous and good this man is, he is a very great soul. He is also giving me Sanskrit lessons, and little by little, each evening, speaks to me of the Tantra.

0 1959-01-14, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Sweet Mother, by what Grace have you guided and protected me through all these years? There are moments when I have the vision of this Grace, bringing me to the verge of tears. I see so clearly that you are doing everything, that you are all that is good in me, my aspiration and my strength. Me is all that is bad, all that resists, me is horribly false and falsifying. If your Grace withdraws for one second, I collapse, I am helpless.2 You alone are my strength, the source of my life, the joy and fulfillment to which I aspire.
   I am at your feet, your child eternally.

0 1959-01-21, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I will therefore give you initiation this Friday or Saturday, on the day of the full moon or the day before. This first stage will last three months during which you will have to repeat 1 lakh2 times the mantra that I will give you. At the end of three months, I will come to see you in Pondicherryor you will come here for a fortnight, and as soon as I have received the message from my guru, I will give you the second stage that will last three months as well. At the end of these three months, you will receive the full initiation. X warned me that the first stage I am to receive provokes attacks and tests but that all this disappears with the second stage. Forewarned is forearmed. For what reason I do not know, but X told me that the particular nature of my initiation should remain secret and that he will say nothing about it to Swami, and he added (in speaking of the speed of the process), But you will not be less than the Swami. (!!) There, I wanted you to knowbesides, you were present in Xs vision. All this happened at a time when I was in the most desperate crisis I have ever known. Sweet Mother, there is no end to expressing my gratitude to you, and yet with the least trial, I am reduced to nothing. Why have you so much Grace for me?
   I would like very much to return to Pondicherry for the February Darshan and once again begin working for you. Today I am sending a second lot to Pavitra and tomorrow I will start on the Aphorisms, for I do not want to make you wait any longer. I will send a third and final lot to Pavitra by the end of the month, in time for printing. I am very touched, sweet Mother, by your attention and the money you are sending me.
  --
   The blessings of the Grace are upon you.
   Signed: Mother

0 1959-01-27, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   By a special Grace, X gave me both stages of the tantric initiation at the same time, although they are normally separated by several years; then if all goes well, he will give me the full initiation in 6 months. I have thus received a mantra, along with the power of realizing it. X told me that a realization should come at the beginning of the fifth month if I repeat the mantra strictly according to his instructions, but he again told me that the hostile forces would do all they could to prevent me from saying my mantra: mental suggestions and even illness. X has understood that I have work at the Ashram, and he has exempted me from the outer forms (pujas and other rituals), but nevertheless I must repeat my mantra very accurately every day (3,333 times, that is, a little more than 3 hours uninterrupted in the mornings, and more than 2 hours in the evening). I must therefore organize myself in such a way as to get up very early in the morning in Pondicherry, for in no case will your work suffer.
   Apart from this, he has not yet entirely finished the work of purging that he has been doing on me for over a month, but I believe that everything will be completed in a short time from now.

0 1959-01-31, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Your letter, Sweet Mother, has filled me with strength and resolution. I want to be victorious and I want to serve you. I see very well that gradually I can be taught many useful things by X. The essential thing is first of all to lose this ego which falsifies everything. Finally, through your Grace, I believe that I have passed a decisive turning point and that there is a beginning of real consecration and I feel your Love, your Presence. Things are opening a little.
   Sweet Mother, I love you and I want to serve you truly.
  --
   P.S. All the old Questions and Answers will also have to be revised with you, perhaps not in their entirety, but certain problems need clarification. What a Grace to be able to work with you!
   ***

0 1959-06-04, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I am with you and wish to repeat to you: infinite is the Grace and invincible is the Love; be confident and will the victory, for this is what X means by your collaboration.
   Signed: Mother

0 1959-07-10, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   A moment ago I barely found the strength not to kill myself. Destiny has repeated itself once again, but this time it was not I who rejected her, as in past existences, it is she who rejected me: Too late. For a moment, I thought I was going to go crazy too, so much pain did I have then finally I said, May Thy Will be done, (that of the Supreme Lord) and I kept repeating, Thy Grace is there, even in the greatest suffering. But I am broken, rather like a living dead man. So be happy, for I will never wear the white robe that Guruji gave me.
   You will understand that I do not have the strength to come to see you. My only strength is not to rebel, my only strength is to believe in the Grace in the face of everything. I believe I have too much grief in my heart to rebel against anything at all. I seem to have a kind of great pity for this world.
   Well, this time I shall remain silent.

0 1960-04-13, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I long to be with you and work on the book on Sri Aurobindo I want to put all my soul into it and, with your Grace, create something inflaming.
   Sweet Mother, I am your child. I want to belong to you more and more completely.

0 1960-05-16, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   And what is wonderful is that at each moment the Grace, the Joy, the Light, the Love never cease pouring down in the very midst of all thisdespite the ego, despite the shame, despite the unworthiness. To be humble
   ***
  --
   And in that kind of physical eternity (which lasted two and a half hoursits a long time for an experience), I was aware of something missing, something not there: the joy of the consciousness. Because throughout my life I have developed the habit of being conscious of everything, always, at each second. And the joy of the consciousness was not there. So I thanked the Grace that made me see that this kind of nirvana was quite simply physical tamas.2
   (silence)

0 1960-10-25, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I had X informed. But I didnt tell him my difficulty (this mantra they threw on me to kill me), I didnt speak of that at all. For he had insisted, from the beginning he had said, Mother must see to it, only Mothers Grace can save them. And I understood their attack came just at the time of Durga Puja, so I understood that Durga had to intervene. So thats the story.
   Things are not going so well for X either; everywhere its grating. It was probably very important I am hopeful that it can bring some change.
  --
   And even if at the moment you dont feel very good, you are able to say, It doesnt matter; what we have to do, well do (this fear of not being able to do what has to be done is the most irksome), if at that moment you can sincerely say to yourself, No, I trust in the Divine Grace no, I will do what I have to do, and Ill be given the power to do it, or the power to do it will be created in me then that is the true attitude.
   I feel thats what you give me.

0 1960-11-08, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   But effort is not of much use, my child, its (long silence) its you can call it Grace, or you can call it a knacktwo very different things, yet it has something of each.
   If I could only make my head quiet!

0 1960-11-15, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I had seen this earlier from another angle. In the beginning, when I started having the consciousness of immortality and when I brought together this true consciousness of immortality and the human conception of it (which is entirely different), I saw so clearly that when a human (even quite an ordinary human, one who is not a collectivity in himselfas is a writer, for example, or a philosopher or statesman) projects himself through his imagination into what he calls immortality (meaning an indefinite duration of time) he doesnt project himself alone but rather, inevitably and always, what is projected along with himself is a whole agglomeration, a collectivity or totality of things which represent the life and the consciousness of his present existence. And then I made the following experiment on a number of people; I said to them, Excuse me, but lets say that through a special discipline or a special Grace your life were to continue indefinitely. What you would most likely extend into this indefinite future are the circumstances of your life, this formation you have built around yourself that is made up of people, relationships, activities, a whole collection of more or less living or inert things.
   But that CANNOT be extended as it is, for everything is constantly changing! And to be immortal, you have to follow this perpetual change; otherwise, what will naturally happen is what now happensone day you will die because you can no longer follow the change. But if you can follow it, then all this will fall from you! Understand that what will survive in you is something you dont know very well, but its the only thing that can survive and all the rest will keep falling off all the time Do you still want to be immortal?Not one in ten said yes! Once you are able to make them feel the thing concretely, they tell you, Oh no! Oh no! Since everything else is changing, the body might as well change too! What difference would it make! But what remains is THAT; THAT is what you must truly hold on to but then you must BE THAT, not this whole agglomeration. What you now call you is not THAT, its a whole collection of things..

0 1961-03-14, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then there are days when you are in contact with the divine Consciousness, with the Grace, and all is tinged, colored by this Presence, and things which usually seem dull to you become charming and pleasant all is alive, all is vibrant. At other moments you are clouded, closed, you no longer feel anything, everything loses its flavor you are like a walking block of wood.
   It comes and goes along the way, you dont keep it permanently; its like crossing a zone, a perfumed zone, and then its past for the moment, its over. A fleeting caress.

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

0 1961-04-29, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Of course, my mother was such an out-and-out materialist, thank God, that it was impossible to speak to her of invisible thingsshe took them as evidence of a deranged brain! Nothing counted for her but what could be touched and seen. But this was a divine Grace I had no opportunity to say anything. I kept my experience to myself. But it was one of my first contacts with. I learned later that it was an entity from the past who had come back into me through the aspiration arising from the music.
   But I have rarely had an experience in churches. Rather the opposite: I have very often had the painful experience of the human effort to find solace, a divine compassion falling into very bad hands.
  --
   You know, its a marvelous, marvelous Grace to have had this experience so CONSTANTLY, So POWERFULLY, like something holding out against everything, everything: this Presence. And in my outward consciousness, a total negation of it all. Even later on, I used to say, Well, if God exists, hes a real scoundrel! Hes a wretch and I want nothing to do with this Creator of ours. You know, the idea of God sitting placidly in his heaven, creating the world and amusing himself by watching it, then telling you, How well done! Oh! I said, I want nothing to do with that monster!
   (Mother gets up)

0 1961-05-19, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   They say I have become deaf. I believe its the Lords Grace, because when I make an effort to hear what is being said to me, nine times out of ten its completely useless and its absolutely stupid. Its better not to hear!
   So there, mon petitand I said I wasnt going to talk! Its always the same thing.

0 1961-06-02, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   When one does not repeat ones past mistakes, the divine power, the power of the divine Grace, abolishes their consequences their karmain the being. But as long as mistakes are repeated nothing can be abolished, because one re-creates them at every minute. When a person has made a serious error, say, a serious mistake (it can be serious or not, but we are concerned primarily with the serious ones), such mistakes have their consequences in life, a karma which has to be exhausted. The divine Grace, if you call upon it, has the power to abolish that karma, to cut short the consequences but the Grace can only do this when you, within yourself, dont begin all over again, when the mistake committed is not renewed. The past can be completely purified and abolished, on condition that one does not keep making it into a perpetual present.
   I have said it there in one sentence, but I didnt want people to believe that they can continue making the same stupid blunder indefinitely and have the Grace indefinitely annul all the consequences.1 It isnt like that! The past can be cleansed to the point where it has no effect of any kind on the future, but only on condition that you stop the wrong vibration in yourself, that you dont reproduce the same vibration indefinitely.
   I know why I gave no explanations as I was speaking: because of the intensity of the experience. There is something like it in Prayers and Meditations. I remember an experience I had in Japan which is noted there. (Mother looks through Prayers and Meditations and reads a passage dated November 25, 1917:)2

0 1961-06-24, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In Sri Aurobindo's and Mother's terminology, 'psychic' or 'psychic being' means the soul or the portion of the Supreme in man which evolves from life to life until it becomes a fully self-conscious being. The soul is a capacity or Grace particular to human beings on earth.
   Experience of July 24, 1959.

0 1961-07-15, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   To be in a condition in which all is the Supreme, all is wonderful, all is marvelous, all is marvelous love, all is all is profound Joyan unchanging, immutable, ever-present condition. To live in That, and then to have this bodily substance contradict it through every possible stupiditylosing sight, losing strength, pains here, pains there, disorders, weaknesses, incapacities of every type. And at the SAME TIME, the response within this body, no matter what happens to it, is, O Lord, Your Grace is infinite. The contradiction is VERY disconcerting.
   From experience, I know perfectly well that when one is satisfied with being a saint or a sage and constantly maintains the right attitude, all goes well the body doesnt get sick, and even if there are attacks it recovers very easily; all goes very well AS LONG AS THERE IS NOT THIS WILL TO TRANSFORM. All the difficulties arise in protest against the will to transform; while if one says, Very well, its all right, let things be as they are, I dont care, I am perfectly happy, in a blissful state, then the body begins to feel content!

0 1961-07-18, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But its so lovely when this Harmony comes. You know, puttering about, arranging papers, setting a drawer in order. It all sings, its lovely, so joyous and luminous so delightful! And all, all, all. All material things, all activities, eating, dressing, everything becomes delightful when this harmony is there, delightful. Everything works out smoothly, its so harmonious, theres no friction. You see you see a joyous, luminous Grace manifesting in all things, ALL things, even those we normally regard as utterly unimportant. But then, if this Harmony withdraws, everythingexactly the SAME conditions, the SAME things, the SAME circumstancesbecomes painful, tiresome, drawn out, difficult, laborious, oh! Its like this, and like that (Mother tilts her hand from side to side as on a narrow frontier) like this, like that.
   It makes you sense so clearly that things in themselves dont count. What we call things in themselves are of no true importance! What really counts is the relationship of consciousness to these things. And theres a formidable power in this, since in one instance you touch something and drop or mishandle it, while in the other its so lovely, it works so smoothly. Even the most difficult movements are made without difficulty. Its an unheard-of power! We dont give it importance because it has no grandiose effects, its not spectacular. Yes, there are indeed states of Grace when one is in the presence of a great difficulty and suddenly has all the power needed to face ityes, but thats something else. I am speaking of a power active in ordinary life.
   There was an instance of this the other day: someone in a completely detestable mood wrote me a letter; it was impossible, I couldnt reply I didnt know what to say. I simply applied the Force and remained like this (gesture of an offering to the Light). I said, We shall see. Several hours later (I knew I was going to see this person) I didnt even know if I was going to say I had read the letteror rather if what I was going to say would result from having read it. I had come to that pointnothing. But that very morning a little circumstance occurred that changed everything! And when I met the person I knew immediately what had to be said, what had to be done, and everything worked out.

0 1961-07-28, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Standing there between two iridescent pillars is a very tall figure; his face, framed in short blond curls, is that of a very young man; his eyes are sea-green; he is clad in a pale blue tunic, and like wings upon his shoulders are great, snow-white fins. Beholding me, he steps aside against a pillar to let me pass. Scarcely have I crossed the threshold when an exquisite melody strikes my ears. The waters are all iridescent here, the ground aglow with glossy pearls; the portico and the vault, hung Gracefully with stalactites, are opaline; delectable perfumes hover everywhere; galleries, niches and alcoves open out on all sides; but directly ahead of me I perceive a great light and towards it I turn my steps. There are great rays of gold, silver, sapphire, emerald and ruby, radiating outward in all directions, born from a center too distant for me to discern; to this center I feel drawn by a powerful attraction.
   Now I see that these rays emanate from a recumbent oval of white light encircled by a superb rainbow, and I sense that the one whom the light hides from my view is plunged into a profound repose. For long I remain at the outer edge of the rainbow, trying to pierce through the light and see the one who is sleeping encircled by such splendor. Unable to discern anything, I enter the rainbow, and thence into the white and shining oval. Here I see a marvelous being: stretched on what seems to be a mass of white eiderdown, his supple body, of incomparable beauty, is garbed in a long, white robe. His head rests on his folded arm, but of that I can see only his long hair, the hue of ripened wheat, flowing over his shoulders. A great and gentle emotion sweeps through me at this magnificent spectacle, and a deep reverence as well.
   Has the sleeper sensed my presence? For now he awakens and rises in all his Grace and beauty. He turns towards me and his eyes meet mine, mauve and luminous eyes with a gentle, an infinitely tender expression. Wordlessly he bids me a sublime welcome and my whole being joyously responds. Taking my hand, he leads me to the couch he has just left. I stretch out on this downy whiteness, and his harmonious visage bends over me; a sweet current of force enters wholly into me, invigorating, revitalizing each cell.
   Then, wreathed by the splendid colors of the rainbow, enveloped by lulling melodies and exquisite perfumes, beneath his gaze so powerful, so tender, I drift into a beatific repose. And during my sleep I learn many beautiful and useful things.

0 1961-08-02, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In all the traditions here in India (and in other countries and other religions as well), most of the time these gods behave impossibly! This is simply because they have no psychic being. The psychic being is the one thing belonging specifically to terrestrial life; it has been given as a Grace to repair, to undo what had been done.
   Yes, but arent the gods conscious of the Divine?

0 1961-08-11, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its the Bird of Grace descending from heaven. The dot at the end is very important. The dot is the seeing consciousness: the eye. Theres a tail, a wing, another wing, and the eye-the seeing consciousness.
   Mind you, I didnt think of it in advance! The awareness came later I looked and said, Ah!

0 1962-01-09, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It was a unique kind of Grace, an absolutely miraculous power, which did what I just mentioned, which locked up the part of my consciousness that was CONSCIOUSLY living that miracle, locked it all up tight, padlocked it: Youre locked in, dont stir; no manifestation for youyoure going out of Time and Manifestation until everything else is ready to follow.
   That, more than anything else, may be why I needed a bit of solitude: to reactivate that part of the psychic being which was the individual intermediary between true Consciousness and the body-consciousness: the part which had lived THAT, was aware of THAT, knew THATknew that wondrous miracle.
  --
   Here is the text of Sri Aurobindo's letter: "There is a confusion here. The Mother's Grace is one thing, the call to change another, the pressure of nearness to her is yet another. Those who are physically near to her are not so by any special Grace or favour, but by the necessity of their work that is what everybody here refuses to understand or believe, but it is the fact: that nearness acts automatically as a pressure, if for nothing else, to adapt their consciousness to hers which means change, but it is difficult for them because the difference between the two consciousnesses is enormous especially on the physical level and it is on the physical level that they are meeting her in the work."
   Centenary Edition, Vol. XXV, p. 297

0 1962-01-12 - supramental ship, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The question, of course, is the supramentalization of MATTER the consciousness, thats nothing at all. Most people who have had that experience had it on the mental level, which is relatively easy. Its very easy: abolition of limits set by the ego, indefinite expansion with a movement following the rhythm of the Becoming. Mentally, its all very easy. Vitally. A few months after I withdrew to my room, I had the experience in the vitalwonderful, magnificent! Of course to have the experience there, the mind must have undergone a change, one must be in complete communion; without exception, any individual vital being that hasnt been prepared by what might be called a sufficient mental foundation would be panic-stricken. All those poor people who get scared at the least little experience had better not dabble with thistheyd panic! But as it happensthrough divine Grace, you might saymy vital, the vital being of this present incarnation, was born free and victorious. It has never been afraid of anything in the vital world; the most fantastic experiences were practically childs play. But when I had that experience, it was so interesting that for a few weeks I was tempted to stay in it; it was. I once told you a little about that experience (it was quite a while ago, at least two years).5 I told you that even during the day I seemed to be sitting on top of the Earth that was this realization in the vital world. And what fantastic nights it gave me! Nights I have never been able to describe to anyone and never mentioned but I would look forward to the night as a marvelous adventure.
   I voluntarily renounced all that in order to go further. And when I did it, I understood what people here in India mean when they say: he surrendered his experience. I had never really understood what that meant. When I did it, I understood. No, I said, I dont want to stop there; I am giving it all to You, that I may go on to the end. Then I understood what it meant.

0 1962-01-21, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The other motive for anubhava is of a more general applicability; for in order to reject anything from the being one has first to become conscious of it, to have the clear inner experience of its action and to discover its actual place in the workings of the nature. One can then work upon it to eliminate it, if it is an entirely wrong movement, or to transform it if it is only the degradation of a higher and true movement. It is this or something like it that is attempted crudely and improperly with a rudimentary and insufficient knowledge in the system of psycho-analysis. The process of raising up the lower movements into the full light of consciousness in order to know and deal with them is inevitable; for there can be no complete change without it. But it can truly succeed only when a higher light and force are sufficiently at work to overcome, sooner or later, the force of the tendency that is held up for change. Many, under the pretext of anubhava, not only raise up the adverse movement, but support it with their consent instead of rejecting it, find justifications for continuing or repeating it and so go on playing with it, indulging its return, eternising it; afterwards when they want to get rid of it, it has got such a hold that they find themselves helpless in its clutch and only a terrible struggle or an intervention of divine Grace can liberate them.Some do this out of a vital twist or perversity, others out of sheer ignorance; but in yoga, as in life, ignorance is not accepted by Nature as a justifying excuse. This danger is there in all improper dealings with the ignorant parts of the nature; but none is more ignorant, more perilous, more unreasoning and obstinate in recurrence than the lower vital subconscious and its movements. To raise it up prematurely or improperly for anubhava is to risk suffusing the conscious parts also with its dark and dirty stuff and thus poisoning the whole vital and even the mental nature. Always therefore one should begin by a positive, not a negative experience, by bringing down something of the divine nature, calm, light, equanimity, purity, divine strength into the parts of the conscious being that have to be changed; only when that has been sufficiently done and there is a firm positive basis, is it safe to raise up the concealed subconscious adverse elements in order to destroy and eliminate them by the strength of the divine calm, light, force and knowledge. Even so, there will be enough of the lower stuff rising up of itself to give you as much of the anubhava as you will need for getting rid of the obstacles; but then they can be dealt with with much less danger and under a higher internal guidance.
   ***

0 1962-02-03, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You see, a Grace is actually working to drive those karmas away sometimes far, far away and its no good to call them back.
   I have had dozens of similar examples.
  --
   Myself, I have learned a lot of rules I didnt know before (thank God!)the divine Grace saved me from that whole hodgepodge of rules about how this happens and how that cant happen and how that must happen and how. Oh, good Lord! I saw things very simply, without a single rule in my brain, and so I did them just as simply, with no rules in my headit worked very, very well, I didnt run into any trouble. Things worked out quite naturally and simply. And if I was told, That cant beWell, sorry, I would say, but its already done.
   That cant be. Sometimes it can!

0 1962-05-29, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It was a Grace given to mea gift.
   If I could give you such a gift. I am trying, but so far I cant do it I dont know why. I have done many things for many people, as you well know. So why not this? Havent yet found the way.

0 1962-06-02, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But this experience left me with a true sense of satisfaction, of fullness: his work had been perfect and his response to the divine Force, to the Grace that came to him, was magnificent. It may be several people,3 it may be one particular person I dont know. It happened just last night.
   You remember all the difficulties I encountered in those other visions at night. Well, this was very interesting because it was just the opposite: I was in a very complicated place full of obstacles and difficulties, but someone or something was always there when I arrivedeverything would get sorted out and I would go on my way. It all sorted itself out automatically the feeling of a power putting everything in order. And I remember when the mason arrived, just as I was facing that rather big obstacle, there was someone on my right (someone very official, wearing a dark coat) who thought (the contact was through thought rather than words), Oh! Shes always calling on the workers for help instead of. And I answered, The workers are more efficient and their goodwill (all that business of caste, you know, or of society or social position). The workers have simple hearts, I said, they are efficient in their work and have more goodwill than the people who think theyre so smart! It was funny. So this made two interesting experiences yesterday, one after the other.

0 1962-06-12, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No, the Grace has made him an object of special attention, thrusting him into a world which, externally, was not his own. In a matter of a few years he has made a journey of several lifetimes, so it has been a little bit difficult. Truly, in a few years he has inwardly traveled many lifetimes. And he has had to face the necessity of an enormous progress, all the more difficult because he hadnt mentally accepted or foreseen it. So he doesnt understand any more, poor man! If I could only take him in my arms like a baby and say to him, My poor little dear, my dear little child and make him feel good, then all would be well. But its not possible theres a whole spiritual construction. So I do it from a distance, wordlessly, in silence. But what gets through all that crust? I dont know! Over and over, I keep saying one thing: To divine Love, all human confusions and misunderstandings are unknown. There. Well, we will see. Wherever divine Love is present, human confusions and misunderstandings cannot exist, cannot enter.
   Thats the only solution.
  --
   He has been put in contact with a dangerous Gracesome Graces are dangerous I knew it from the start. Well see. It can all depend on a single a single flash of light: if something can go like that, pierce the crust, then it will be all right. He will become quite a fine person.
   It will be as the Lord decides.

0 1962-09-08, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Dont let this visit ruffle you. Essentially, his approach has always seemed peripheral to me, just one part of an immense whole. It represents ONE aspect of the quest for the Divine on earth,2 and it is part of an entire line, like all the sannyasins, all the saddhus, and so on. X happens to have come closer because he has worshipped the Goddess of Love so much, the Shaktis aspect of Love, and that naturally led him here, brought him close, but. I see it as part of a whole worldamong many other things. You know, theres that festival celebrated every ten years, I think, when all the saddhus go to ba the in the Ganges3; Ive seen all the photosits painful. Its its painful. It is no more beautiful or harmonious than a stampeding mob in a revolution. Its there is no special Grace.
   Now, do you remember the story of that man who has been living at the source of the Ganges for twenty-five years? Here he is (Mother shows his photo). He was in his cave and V. said to him, Id like to take your picture. All right, he answered, and came out and sat down in the snowstark naked.

0 1962-10-16, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have looked at this a great deal, but socially, conventionally, its impossible theres nothing else to do. The living take their stand with the living, naturally. So the only thing Ive seen is that, as always, there must be a Grace associated with that state, and probably people see ONLY what they are able to see without being upset.
   I know this because when the body became like thatit was more than three-quarters dead1and people were taking care of me, doing everything for me, I was fully conscious, FULLY, but I couldnt. I was like a dead person. And it wasnt that I couldnt move, but I couldnt manifest anything I didnt want to! I was in a state of total bliss, and couldnt have cared less about what was going to happen. Well, thats what I think must happen to those who who die in a state of Graceits true, some people die well and others dont. It all depends on ones state of consciousness.
   If at death you withdraw from physical circumstances, from ordinary physical consciousness, and unite with the great universal Force, or the divine Presence, then all these little things. Its not that youre not conscious of themyou are very conscious: conscious of what others are doing, conscious of everything, but its not important.

0 1963-02-21, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The boon that we have asked from the Supreme is the greatest that the Earth can ask from the Highest, the change that is most difficult to realise, the most exacting in its conditions. It is nothing less than the descent of the supreme Truth and Power into Matter, the supramental established in the material plane and consciousness and the material world and an integral transformation down to the very principle of Matter. Only a supreme Grace can effect this miracle.
   The supreme Power has descended into the most material consciousness but it has stood there behind the density of the physical veil, demanding before manifestation, before its great open workings can begin, that the conditions of the supreme