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  vital hell :::
  the hell of forgetting :::
  the hell of seeing real evil in oneself :::

2020-08-02 ::: so, I added types today after a large caves of qud binge, and smoking some weed and thinking "a case for not playing videogames" which included firstly the idea that anything one can do in a game one could theoretically do in real life. that mixed with some post I saw about vaccines, and perhaps with Jordan Peterson, made me realize there are many types of hell, or something. this was triggered by the entrance into a different type of hell from where I was before. the earlier was the hell of being stuck in vital attractions and a state of constant sin in overabundent vital movements like games, drugs and masturbation. Whereas this new hell, was one that is newer and harder to explain but was triggered by the idea that doing evils upon the world (like testing drugs on babies) was a potentially faster method to gain the knowledge to make the mutations from cave of qud a human power sooner than later. so that by evil one can attain power faster. and that temptation, and the moral ambiquity I feel in response to that idea.. is a different kind of hell indeed.

this idea reminds me of Savitri, and Jordan Peterson, even Ken Wilber's idea of stage transitions, the descent into chaos, and that as a means

see also ::: lost, the Darkness, evil, sin, suffering, the Ignorance, 02.07 - The Descent into Night, 02.08 - The World of Falsehood The Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness, impurity, self-deception
see also ::: remedies, cures, the Solution, the problem, difficulties, help, aspiration, the Call, lower movements, Japa (Savitri)

see also ::: 02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night, 02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood_The_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness, aspiration, cures, difficulties, evil, help, impurity, Japa_(Savitri), lost, lower_movements, remedies, self-deception, sin, suffering, the_Call, the_Darkness, the_Ignorance, the_problem, the_Solution

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Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell 2; Innocence
Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex
Mary Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Shelley - Poems
The Doors of Perception + Heaven and Hell



Hell) an ophite diagram represents Raphael as a

Hell as a Count Palatine and ruler of the wicked planet Mars, served at the same time in Heaven

Hell, as a “great president and a mighty prince.”

Hell, Balberith is a grand pontiff and master of

Hellenism or the Hellinistic Period ::: (Gre. Greekish) Civilization that spread from Greece through much of the ancient world from 333 (Alexander the Great) to 76 (dominance of Rome) B.C.E. After Alexander the Great conquered the Land of Israel, Jewish theocracy remained for a while until the practice of Judaism was prohibited, causing the Hasmonean Revolt.

Hell, gives Beelzebub dominion over the under¬

Hell-in-Heaven realm). Chief among the good

Hell.” In Kent State University Bulletin (Kent, Ohio),

Hell itself, one adduces from Enoch II, Testament of Levi, and other apocryphal and pseudepi-

Hell. [Rf. the Coptic Book of the Resurrection of

Hell. [R/ Sale, The Koran, “Preliminary Dis¬

Hell’s ambassador to Turkey. [Cf. Mastema.] As

Hell, says Scholem, Major Trends in Jewish



Hell, stationed there to serve God’s purpose—just

Hell, the notion deriving from the maskim of the

Hell under the ethnarchy of Duma(h). The other

Hell who punishes nations “for cause.” [Rf. M.

hell and heaven

HELL AND HEAVEN. ::: They arc often imaginary states of the soul or rather of the vital which it constructs about It after its passing. What is meant by hell is a painful passage through the vital or lingering there, as for instance, in many cases of suicide where one remains surrounded by the forces of suffering and turmoil created by this unnatural and violent exit. There are, of course, also worlds of mind and vital worlds which are penetrated with Joyful or dark experiences. One may pass through these as the result of things formed in the nature which create the necessary affimties, but the Idea of reward or retri- bution is a crude and vulgar conception which is a mere popular error.

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

hellbender ::: n. --> A large North American aquatic salamander (Protonopsis horrida or Menopoma Alleghaniensis). It is very voracious and very tenacious of life. Also called alligator, and water dog.

hellborn ::: a. --> Born in or of hell.

hellbred ::: a. --> Produced in hell.

hellbrewed ::: a. --> Prepared in hell.

hellbroth ::: n. --> A composition for infernal purposes; a magical preparation.

hell-cat ::: n. --> A witch; a hag.

hell-diver ::: n. --> The dabchick.

helldoomed ::: a. --> Doomed to hell.

helleborein ::: n. --> A poisonous glucoside accompanying helleborin in several species of hellebore, and extracted as a white crystalline substance with a bittersweet taste. It has a strong action on the heart, resembling digitalin.

hellebore ::: n. --> A genus of perennial herbs (Helleborus) of the Crowfoot family, mostly having powerfully cathartic and even poisonous qualities. H. niger is the European black hellebore, or Christmas rose, blossoming in winter or earliest spring. H. officinalis was the officinal hellebore of the ancients.
Any plant of several species of the poisonous liliaceous genus Veratrum, especially V. album and V. viride, both called white hellebore.

helleborin ::: n. --> A poisonous glucoside found in several species of hellebore, and extracted as a white crystalline substance with a sharp tingling taste. It possesses the essential virtues of the plant; -- called also elleborin.

helleborism ::: n. --> The practice or theory of using hellebore as a medicine.

hellene ::: n. --> A native of either ancient or modern Greece; a Greek.

hellenian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or Greeks.

hellenic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or inhabitants of Greece; Greek; Grecian. ::: n. --> The dialect, formed with slight variations from the Attic, which prevailed among Greek writers after the time of Alexander.

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.

hellenistic ::: a. --> Alt. of Hellenistical

hellenistical ::: a. --> Pertaining to the Hellenists.

hellenistically ::: adv. --> According to the Hellenistic manner or dialect.

hellenist ::: n. --> One who affiliates with Greeks, or imitates Greek manners; esp., a person of Jewish extraction who used the Greek language as his mother tongue, as did the Jews of Asia Minor, Greece, Syria, and Egypt; distinguished from the Hebraists, or native Jews (Acts vi. 1).
One skilled in the Greek language and literature; as, the critical Hellenist.

hellenize ::: v. i. --> To use the Greek language; to play the Greek; to Grecize. ::: v. t. --> To give a Greek form or character to; to Grecize; as, to Hellenize a word.

hellenotype ::: n. --> See Ivorytype.

hellespontine ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Hellespont.

hellespont ::: n. --> A narrow strait between Europe and Asia, now called the Daradanelles. It connects the Aegean Sea and the sea of Marmora.

hellgamite ::: n. --> Alt. of Hellgramite

hellgramite ::: n. --> The aquatic larva of a large American winged insect (Corydalus cornutus), much used a fish bait by anglers; the dobson. It belongs to the Neuroptera.

hellhag ::: n. --> A hag of or fit for hell.

hell-haunted ::: a. --> Haunted by devils; hellish.

hellhound ::: n. --> A dog of hell; an agent of hell.


hellier ::: v. t. --> One who heles or covers; hence, a tiler, slater, or thatcher.

hellish ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to hell; like hell; infernal; malignant; wicked; detestable; diabolical.

hellkite ::: n. --> A kite of infernal breed.

hello {hello, world}

hello ::: interj. & n. --> See Halloo.

hello packet ::: (networking, communications) An OSPF packet sent periodically on each network interface, real or virtual, to discover and test connections to multicasting or broadcasting to enable dynamic router discovery. They include the parameters that routers connected to a common network must agree on.Hello packets increase network resilience by, e.g., allowing a router to establish a secondary connection when a primary connection fails. (1999-11-02)

hello packet "networking, communications" An {OSPF} {packet} sent periodically on each {network interface}, real or {virtual}, to discover and test connections to neighbours. Hello packets are multicast on physical networks capable of {multicasting} or {broadcasting} to enable dynamic {router} discovery. They include the parameters that routers connected to a common network must agree on. Hello packets increase network resilience by, e.g., allowing a router to establish a secondary connection when a primary connection fails. (1999-11-02)

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

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

hello, world "programming" The canonical, minimal, first program that a programmer writes in a new {programming language} or {development environment}. The program just prints "hello, world" to {standard output} in order to verify that the programmer can successfully edit, compile and run a simple program before embarking on anything more challenging. Hello, world is the first example program in the {C} programming book, {K&R}, and the tradition has spread from there to pretty much every other language and many of their textbooks. Environments that generate an unreasonably large executable for this trivial test or which require a {hairy} compiler-linker invocation to generate it are considered bad. {Hello, World in over 400 programming languages (}. (2013-10-27)

hello, world ::: The canonical minimal test message in the C/Unix universe or any of the minimal programs that emit this message. Traditionally, the first program a C coder generate an unreasonably large executable for this trivial test or which require a hairy compiler-linker invocation to generate it are considered bad (see X).

hells. See NĀRAKA (hell denizens).


hell ::: the abode of condemned souls and devils in some religions; the place of eternal punishment for the wicked after death. hell"s, hells.

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

hellward ::: adv. --> Toward hell.

hell ::: “What is meant by hell is a painful passage through the vital or lingering there, as for instance, in many cases of suicide where one remains surrounded by the forces of suffering and turmoil created by this unnatural and violent exit.” Letters on Yoga

helly ::: a. --> Hellish.


1. Fiendishly evil. 2. A mythical watchdog of hell.

  "1. ‘The Golden Embryo" in Hindu cosmology; the name given to the golden-hued Egg which floated on the surface of the primeval waters. In time the egg divided into two parts, the golden top half of the shell becoming the heavens and the silver lower half the earth. 2. ‘God imaginative and therefore creative"; the ‘Spirit in the middle or Dream State"; Lord of Dream-Life who takes from the ocean of subconsciously intelligent spiritual being the conscious psychic forces which He materializes or encases in various forms of gross living matter. (Enc. Br.; A)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works.

“1. ‘The Golden Embryo’ in Hindu cosmology; the name given to the golden-hued Egg which floated on the surface of the primeval waters. In time the egg divided into two parts, the golden top half of the shell becoming the heavens and the silver lower half the earth. 2. ‘God imaginative and therefore creative’; the ‘Spirit in the middle or Dream State’; Lord of Dream-Life who takes from the ocean of subconsciously intelligent spiritual being the conscious psychic forces which He materializes or encases in various forms of gross living matter. (Enc. Br.; A)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works.

abaddon ::: n. --> The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit; -- the same as Apollyon and Asmodeus.
Hell; the bottomless pit.

abalone ::: n. --> A univalve mollusk of the genus Haliotis. The shell is lined with mother-of-pearl, and used for ornamental purposes; the sea-ear. Several large species are found on the coast of California, clinging closely to the rocks.

abyss ::: n. --> A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit.
Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth.
The center of an escutcheon.

acephala ::: n. pl. --> That division of the Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells, like the clams and oysters; -- so called because they have no evident head. Formerly the group included the Tunicata, Brachiopoda, and sometimes the Bryozoa. See Mollusca.

aconite ::: n. --> The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; -- applied to any plant of the genus Aconitum (tribe Hellebore), all the species of which are poisonous.
An extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally.

acorn ::: n. --> The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
See Acorn-shell.

acorn-shell ::: n. --> One of the sessile cirripeds; a barnacle of the genus Balanus. See Barnacle.

alveolus ::: n. --> A cell in a honeycomb.
A small cavity in a coral, shell, or fossil
A small depression, sac, or vesicle, as the socket of a tooth, the air cells of the lungs, the ultimate saccules of glands, etc.

ambitus ::: n. --> The exterior edge or border of a thing, as the border of a leaf, or the outline of a bivalve shell.
A canvassing for votes.

ammonite ::: n. --> A fossil cephalopod shell related to the nautilus. There are many genera and species, and all are extinct, the typical forms having existed only in the Mesozoic age, when they were exceedingly numerous. They differ from the nautili in having the margins of the septa very much lobed or plaited, and the siphuncle dorsal. Also called serpent stone, snake stone, and cornu Ammonis.

ammunition ::: n. --> Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or defense.
Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.
Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative. ::: v. t.

anaptychus ::: n. --> One of a pair of shelly plates found in some cephalopods, as the ammonites.

angiostomous ::: a. --> With a narrow mouth, as the shell of certain gastropods.

angoumois moth ::: --> A small moth (Gelechia cerealella) which is very destructive to wheat and other grain. The larva eats out the interior of the grain, leaving only the shell.

anisopleura ::: n. pl. --> A primary division of gastropods, including those having spiral shells. The two sides of the body are unequally developed.

anomia ::: n. --> A genus of bivalve shells, allied to the oyster, so called from their unequal valves, of which the lower is perforated for attachment.

aplacophora ::: n. pl. --> A division of Amphineura in which the body is naked or covered with slender spines or setae, but is without shelly plates.

apodeme ::: n. --> One of the processes of the shell which project inwards and unite with one another, in the thorax of many Crustacea.

aptychus ::: n. --> A shelly plate found in the terminal chambers of ammonite shells. Some authors consider them to be jaws; others, opercula.

argonauta ::: n. --> A genus of Cephalopoda. The shell is called paper nautilus or paper sailor.

argus shell ::: --> A species of shell (Cypraea argus), beautifully variegated with spots resembling those in a peacock&

ark shell ::: --> A marine bivalve shell belonging to the genus Arca and its allies.

arming ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Arm ::: n. --> The act of furnishing with, or taking, arms.
A piece of tallow placed in a cavity at the lower end of a sounding lead, to bring up the sand, shells, etc., of the sea bottom.
Red dress cloths formerly hung fore and aft outside of a

articulata ::: v. --> One of the four subkingdoms in the classification of Cuvier. It has been much modified by later writers.
One of the subdivisions of the Brachiopoda, including those that have the shells united by a hinge.
A subdivision of the Crinoidea.

artificer ::: n. --> An artistic worker; a mechanic or manufacturer; one whose occupation requires skill or knowledge of a particular kind, as a silversmith.
One who makes or contrives; a deviser, inventor, or framer.
A cunning or artful fellow.
A military mechanic, as a blacksmith, carpenter, etc.; also, one who prepares the shells, fuses, grenades, etc., in a military

asiphonate ::: a. --> Destitute of a siphon or breathing tube; -- said of many bivalve shells. ::: n. --> An asiphonate mollusk.

aspergillum ::: n. --> The brush used in the Roman Catholic church for sprinkling holy water on the people.
See Wateringpot shell.

aspidobranchia ::: n. pl. --> A group of Gastropoda, with limpetlike shells, including the abalone shells and keyhole limpets.

assidean ::: n. --> One of a body of devoted Jews who opposed the Hellenistic Jews, and supported the Asmoneans.

auricula ::: n. --> A species of Primula, or primrose, called also, from the shape of its leaves, bear&

auriculated ::: a. --> Having ears or appendages like ears; eared. Esp.: (a) (Bot.) Having lobes or appendages like the ear; shaped like the ear; auricled. (b) (Zool.) Having an angular projection on one or both sides, as in certain bivalve shells, the foot of some gastropods, etc.

balanite ::: n. --> A fossil balanoid shell.

balanoid ::: a. --> Resembling an acorn; -- applied to a group of barnacles having shells shaped like acorns. See Acornshell, and Barnacle.

balloon ::: n. --> A bag made of silk or other light material, and filled with hydrogen gas or heated air, so as to rise and float in the atmosphere; especially, one with a car attached for aerial navigation.
A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc., as at St. Paul&

beak ::: n. --> The bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varied much according to the food and habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds.
A similar bill in other animals, as the turtles.
The long projecting sucking mouth of some insects, and other invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera.
The upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve.

beard ::: n. --> The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults.
The long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat.
The cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds
The appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes.
The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle.

belemnite ::: n. --> A conical calcareous fossil, tapering to a point at the lower extremity, with a conical cavity at the other end, where it is ordinarily broken; but when perfect it contains a small chambered cone, called the phragmocone, prolonged, on one side, into a delicate concave blade; the thunderstone. It is the internal shell of a cephalopod related to the sepia, and belonging to an extinct family. The belemnites are found in rocks of the Jurassic and Cretaceous ages.

bellerophon ::: n. --> A genus of fossil univalve shells, believed to belong to the Heteropoda, peculiar to the Paleozoic age.

bergmeal ::: n. --> An earthy substance, resembling fine flour. It is composed of the shells of infusoria, and in Lapland and Sweden is sometimes eaten, mixed with flour or ground birch bark, in times of scarcity. This name is also given to a white powdery variety of calcite.

Besides these transcriptions or impresses the psychical vision receives thought Images and other forms created by constant activity of consciousaess in ourselves or in other human beings, and these may be according to the character of the activity, images of truth or falsehood or else mixed things, partly true, partly false, and may be too either mere shells and representa- tions or images inspired wth a temporary life and consciousness and, it may be, canjing in them in one way or another some kind of beneficent or maleficent action or some willed or unwilled effectiveness on our minds or vital being or through them e^'cn on the body. These transcriptions, impresses, thought images, life images, projections of the consciousness may also be representa- tions or creations not of the physical wxtrJd, but of vital, psychic or mental worlds beyond us, seen in our own minds or projected from other than human beings. And as there is this psychical vision of which some of the more cxremaf ana’ ordinary marrr- festaUons arc well enough known by the name of clairvoyance, so there is a psychical hearing and psychical touch, taste, smell

betel ::: n. --> A species of pepper (Piper betle), the leaves of which are chewed, with the areca or betel nut and a little shell lime, by the inhabitants of the East Indies. It is a woody climber with ovate many-nerved leaves.

betel nut ::: --> The nutlike seed of the areca palm, chewed in the East with betel leaves (whence its name) and shell lime.

Hell and heaven are often imaginary states of the soul or rather of the vital which it constructs about it after its passing. What is meant by hell is a painful passage through the vital or lingering there, as for instance, in many cases of suicide where one remains surrounded by the forces of suffering and turmoil created by this unnatural and violent exit. There are, of course, also worlds of mind and vital worlds which are penetrated with joyful or dark experiences. One may pass through these as the result of things formed in the nature which create the necessary affinities, but the idea of reward or retribution is a crude and vulgar conception which is a mere popular error.” Letters on Yoga

bimarginate ::: a. --> Having a double margin, as certain shells.

bipeltate ::: a. --> Having a shell or covering like a double shield.

bitternut ::: n. --> The swamp hickory (Carya amara). Its thin-shelled nuts are bitter.

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

boat shell ::: --> A marine gastropod of the genus Crepidula. The species are numerous. It is so named from its form and interior deck.
A marine univalve shell of the genus Cymba.

bombardment ::: n. --> An attack upon a fortress or fortified town, with shells, hot shot, rockets, etc.; the act of throwing bombs and shot into a town or fortified place.

bomb ::: n. --> A great noise; a hollow sound.
A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired from mortars. See Shell.
A bomb ketch. ::: v. t. --> To bombard.

bombproof ::: a. --> Secure against the explosive force of bombs. ::: n. --> A structure which heavy shot and shell will not penetrate.

bombshell ::: n. --> A bomb. See Bomb, n.

boottopping ::: n. --> The act or process of daubing a vessel&

brachiopoda ::: n. --> A class of Molluscoidea having a symmetrical bivalve shell, often attached by a fleshy peduncle.

brachiopod ::: n. --> One of the Brachiopoda, or its shell.

bubble shell ::: --> A marine univalve shell of the genus Bulla and allied genera, belonging to the Tectibranchiata.

buccinoid ::: a. --> Resembling the genus Buccinum, or pertaining to the Buccinidae, a family of marine univalve shells. See Whelk, and Prosobranchiata.

buckie ::: n. --> A large spiral marine shell, esp. the common whelk. See Buccinum.

buckler ::: n. --> A kind of shield, of various shapes and sizes, worn on one of the arms (usually the left) for protecting the front of the body.
One of the large, bony, external plates found on many ganoid fishes.
The anterior segment of the shell of trilobites.
A block of wood or plate of iron made to fit a hawse hole, or the circular opening in a half-port, to prevent water from entering when the vessel pitches.

buhlwork ::: n. --> Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc.

bulimus ::: n. --> A genus of land snails having an elongated spiral shell, often of large size. The species are numerous and abundant in tropical America.

caddis ::: n. --> The larva of a caddice fly. These larvae generally live in cylindrical cases, open at each end, and covered externally with pieces of broken shells, gravel, bits of wood, etc. They are a favorite bait with anglers. Called also caddice worm, or caddis worm.
A kind of worsted lace or ribbon.

calabash ::: n. --> The common gourd (plant or fruit).
The fruit of the calabash tree.
A water dipper, bottle, bascket, or other utensil, made from the dry shell of a calabash or gourd.

calamary ::: n. --> A cephalopod, belonging to the genus Loligo and related genera. There are many species. They have a sack of inklike fluid which they discharge from the siphon tube, when pursued or alarmed, in order to confuse their enemies. Their shell is a thin horny plate, within the flesh of the back, shaped very much like a quill pen. In America they are called squids. See Squid.

calcific ::: a. --> Calciferous. Specifically: (Zool.) of or pertaining to the portion of the oviduct which forms the eggshell in birds and reptiles.

calipash ::: n. --> A part of a turtle which is next to the upper shell. It contains a fatty and gelatinous substance of a dull greenish tinge, much esteemed as a delicacy in preparations of turtle.

calipee ::: n. --> A part of a turtle which is attached to the lower shell. It contains a fatty and gelatinous substance of a light yellowish color, much esteemed as a delicacy.

candlebomb ::: n. --> A small glass bubble, filled with water, which, if placed in the flame of a candle, bursts by expansion of steam.
A pasteboard shell used in signaling. It is filled with a composition which makes a brilliant light when it explodes.

cannonade ::: n. --> The act of discharging cannon and throwing ball, shell, etc., for the purpose of destroying an army, or battering a town, ship, or fort; -- usually, an attack of some continuance.
Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming. ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Cannonade

cantrip ::: n. --> A charm; an incantation; a shell; a trick; adroit mischief.

carapace ::: n. --> The thick shell or shield which covers the back of the tortoise, or turtle, the crab, and other crustaceous animals.

carcass ::: n. --> A dead body, whether of man or beast; a corpse; now commonly the dead body of a beast.
The living body; -- now commonly used in contempt or ridicule.
The abandoned and decaying remains of some bulky and once comely thing, as a ship; the skeleton, or the uncovered or unfinished frame, of a thing.
A hollow case or shell, filled with combustibles, to be

cardol ::: n. --> A yellow oily liquid, extracted from the shell of the cashew nut.

cardo ::: n. --> The basal joint of the maxilla in insects.
The hinge of a bivalve shell.

carinaria ::: n. --> A genus of oceanic heteropod Mollusca, having a thin, glassy, bonnet-shaped shell, which covers only the nucleus and gills.

cartridge ::: n. --> A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other material.

castanets ::: n. pl. --> Two small, concave shells of ivory or hard wood, shaped like spoons, fastened to the thumb, and beaten together with the middle finger; -- used by the Spaniards and Moors as an accompaniment to their dance and guitars.

catenulate ::: a. --> Consisting of little links or chains.
Chainlike; -- said both or color marks and of indentations when arranged like the links of a chain, as on shells, etc.

celluloid ::: n. --> A substance composed essentially of gun cotton and camphor, and when pure resembling ivory in texture and color, but variously colored to imitate coral, tortoise shell, amber, malachite, etc. It is used in the manufacture of jewelry and many small articles, as combs, brushes, collars, and cuffs; -- originally called xylonite.

cerite ::: n. --> A gastropod shell belonging to the family Cerithiidae; -- so called from its hornlike form.
A mineral of a brownish of cherry-red color, commonly massive. It is a hydrous silicate of cerium and allied metals.

cestraciont ::: n. --> A shark of the genus Cestracion, and of related genera. The posterior teeth form a pavement of bony plates for crushing shellfish. Most of the species are extinct. The Port Jackson shark and a similar one found in California are living examples. ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the genus

chambered ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Chamber ::: a. --> Having a chamber or chambers; as, a chambered shell; a chambered gun.

chank ::: n. --> The East Indian name for the large spiral shell of several species of sea conch much used in making bangles, esp. Turbinella pyrum. Called also chank chell.

checkerberry ::: n. --> A spicy plant and its bright red berry; the wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens). Also incorrectly applied to the partridge berry (Mitchella repens).

chelone ::: n. --> A genus of hardy perennial flowering plants, of the order Scrophulariaceae, natives of North America; -- called also snakehead, turtlehead, shellflower, etc.

chelonia ::: n. pl. --> An order of reptiles, including the tortoises and turtles, peculiar in having a part of the vertebrae, ribs, and sternum united with the dermal plates so as to form a firm shell. The jaws are covered by a horny beak. See Reptilia; also, Illust. in Appendix.

chilostomata ::: n. pl. --> An extensive suborder of marine Bryozoa, mostly with calcareous shells. They have a movable lip and a lid to close the aperture of the cells.

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

chiton ::: n. --> An under garment among the ancient Greeks, nearly representing the modern shirt.
One of a group of gastropod mollusks, with a shell composed of eight movable dorsal plates. See Polyplacophora.

chlamyphore ::: n. --> A small South American edentate (Chlamyphorus truncatus, and C. retusus) allied to the armadillo. It is covered with a leathery shell or coat of mail, like a cloak, attached along the spine.

cingulum ::: n. --> A distinct girdle or band of color; a raised spiral line as seen on certain univalve shells.
The clitellus of earthworms.
The base of the crown of a tooth.

cirripedia ::: n. pl. --> An order of Crustacea including the barnacles. When adult, they have a calcareous shell composed of several pieces. From the opening of the shell the animal throws out a group of curved legs, looking like a delicate curl, whence the name of the group. See Anatifa.

clathrate ::: a. --> Shaped like a lattice; cancellate.
Having the surface marked with raised lines resembling a lattice, as many shells.

clypeate ::: a. --> Shaped like a round buckler or shield; scutate.
Furnished with a shield, or a protective plate or shell.

cochleated ::: a. --> Having the form of a snail shell; spiral; turbinated.

cockled ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Cockle ::: a. --> Inclosed in a shell.
Wrinkled; puckered.

cockle ::: n. --> A bivalve mollusk, with radiating ribs, of the genus Cardium, especially C. edule, used in Europe for food; -- sometimes applied to similar shells of other genera.
A cockleshell.
The mineral black tourmaline or schorl; -- so called by the Cornish miners.
The fire chamber of a furnace.
A hop-drying kiln; an oast.

cockleshell ::: n. --> One of the shells or valves of a cockle.
A light boat.

cocoa ::: --> Alt. of Cocoa palm ::: n. --> A preparation made from the seeds of the chocolate tree, and used in making, a beverage; also the beverage made from cocoa or cocoa shells.

cocoanut ::: n. --> The large, hard-shelled nut of the cocoa palm. It yields an agreeable milky liquid and a white meat or albumen much used as food and in making oil.

columbella ::: n. --> A genus of univalve shells, abundant in tropical seas. Some species, as Columbella mercatoria, were formerly used as shell money.

columbiad ::: n. --> A form of seacoast cannon; a long, chambered gun designed for throwing shot or shells with heavy charges of powder, at high angles of elevation.

concameration ::: n. --> An arch or vault.
A chamber of a multilocular shell.

concave ::: a. --> Hollow and curved or rounded; vaulted; -- said of the interior of a curved surface or line, as of the curve of the of the inner surface of an eggshell, in opposition to convex; as, a concave mirror; the concave arch of the sky.
Hollow; void of contents. ::: n.

concavo-convex ::: a. --> Concave on one side and convex on the other, as an eggshell or a crescent.
Specifically, having such a combination of concave and convex sides as makes the focal axis the shortest line between them. See Illust. under Lens.

conchifera ::: n. pl. --> That class of Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells; the Lamellibranchiata. See Mollusca.

conchiferous ::: a. --> Producing or having shells.

conchiform ::: a. --> Shaped like one half of a bivalve shell; shell-shaped.

conchite ::: n. --> A fossil or petrified conch or shell.

conchitic ::: a. --> Composed of shells; containing many shells.

conch ::: n. --> A name applied to various marine univalve shells; esp. to those of the genus Strombus, which are of large size. S. gigas is the large pink West Indian conch. The large king, queen, and cameo conchs are of the genus Cassis. See Cameo.
In works of art, the shell used by Tritons as a trumpet.
One of the white natives of the Bahama Islands or one of their descendants in the Florida Keys; -- so called from the commonness of the conch there, or because they use it for food.

conchoidal ::: a. --> Having elevations or depressions in form like one half of a bivalve shell; -- applied principally to a surface produced by fracture.

conchology ::: n. --> The science of Mollusca, and of the shells which they form; malacology.

conchometer ::: n. --> An instrument for measuring shells, or the angle of their spire.

conchometry ::: n. --> The art of measuring shells or their curves; conchyliometry.

concho-spiral ::: n. --> A kind of spiral curve found in certain univalve shells.

conch-shells :: 1. The spiral shell of a gastropod, often used as a horn. 2. The fabled shell trumpet of the Tritons.

conchyliaceous ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to shells; resembling a shell; as, conchyliaceous impressions.

conus ::: n. --> A cone.
A Linnean genus of mollusks having a conical shell. See Cone, n., 4.

coquina ::: n. --> A soft, whitish, coral-like stone, formed of broken shells and corals, found in the southern United States, and used for roadbeds and for building material, as in the fort at St. Augustine, Florida.

corneocalcareous ::: a. --> Formed of a mixture of horny and calcareous materials, as some shells and corals.
Horny on one side and calcareous on the other.

cornsheller ::: n. --> A machine that separates the kernels of corn from the cob.

cornu ammonis ::: --> A fossil shell, curved like a ram&

coronal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a corona (in any of the senses).
Of or pertaining to a king&

corona ::: n. --> A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward for distinguished services.
The projecting part of a Classic cornice, the under side of which is cut with a recess or channel so as to form a drip. See Illust. of Column.
The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or the skull; a crown.
The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin.

coronated ::: a. --> Having or wearing a crown.
Having the coronal feathers lengthened or otherwise distinguished; -- said of birds.
Girt about the spire with a row of tubercles or spines; -- said of spiral shells.
Having a crest or a crownlike appendage.

cowry ::: n. --> A marine shell of the genus Cypraea.

crab ::: n. --> One of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are mostly marine, and usually have a broad, short body, covered with a strong shell or carapace. The abdomen is small and curled up beneath the body.
The zodiacal constellation Cancer. ::: a. --> A crab apple; -- so named from its harsh taste.

crag ::: n. --> A steep, rugged rock; a rough, broken cliff, or point of a rock, on a ledge.
A partially compacted bed of gravel mixed with shells, of the Tertiary age.
The neck or throat
The neck piece or scrag of mutton.

crustacea ::: n. pl. --> One of the classes of the arthropods, including lobsters and crabs; -- so called from the crustlike shell with which they are covered.

crustaceous ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or of the nature of, crust or shell; having a crustlike shell.
Belonging to the Crustacea; crustacean.

crustaceousness ::: n. --> The state or quality of being crustaceous or having a crustlike shell.

crusta ::: n. --> A crust or shell.
A gem engraved, or a plate embossed in low relief, for inlaying a vase or other object.

crust ::: n. --> The hard external coat or covering of anything; the hard exterior surface or outer shell; an incrustation; as, a crust of snow.
The hard exterior or surface of bread, in distinction from the soft part or crumb; or a piece of bread grown dry or hard.
The cover or case of a pie, in distinction from the soft contents.
The dough, or mass of doughy paste, cooked with a potpie; -- also called dumpling.

cultch ::: n. --> Empty oyster shells and other substances laid down on oyster grounds to furnish points for the attachment of the spawn of the oyster.

cunner ::: n. --> A small edible fish of the Atlantic coast (Ctenolabrus adspersus); -- called also chogset, burgall, blue perch, and bait stealer.
A small shellfish; the limpet or patella.

dabchick ::: n. --> A small water bird (Podilymbus podiceps), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; -- called also dapchick, dobchick, dipchick, didapper, dobber, devil-diver, hell-diver, and pied-billed grebe.

danaide ::: n. --> A water wheel having a vertical axis, and an inner and outer tapering shell, between which are vanes or floats attached usually to both shells, but sometimes only to one.

dauw ::: n. --> The striped quagga, or Burchell&

decollated ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Decollate ::: a. --> Decapitated; worn or cast off in the process of growth, as the apex of certain univalve shells.

delthyris ::: n. --> A name formerly given to certain Silurian brachiopod shells of the genus Spirifer.

deltidium ::: n. --> The triangular space under the beak of many brachiopod shells.

dental ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the teeth or to dentistry; as, dental surgery.
Formed by the aid of the teeth; -- said of certain articulations and the letters representing them; as, d t are dental letters.
An articulation or letter formed by the aid of the teeth.
A marine mollusk of the genus Dentalium, with a curved conical shell resembling a tooth. See Dentalium.

dentalium ::: n. --> A genus of marine mollusks belonging to the Scaphopoda, having a tubular conical shell.

:::   ". . . desire, wrath and greed, the three powers of the rajasic ego, and these are the threefold doors of Hell. . . .” Essays on the Gita

“… desire, wrath and greed, the three powers of the rajasic ego, and these are the threefold doors of Hell….” Essays on the Gita

diaphragm ::: n. --> A dividing membrane or thin partition, commonly with an opening through it.
The muscular and tendinous partition separating the cavity of the chest from that of the abdomen; the midriff.
A calcareous plate which divides the cavity of certain shells into two parts.
A plate with an opening, which is generally circular, used in instruments to cut off marginal portions of a beam of light, as

discina ::: n. --> A genus of Branchiopoda, having a disklike shell, attached by one valve, which is perforated by the peduncle.

discoid ::: a. --> Having the form of a disk, as those univalve shells which have the whorls in one plane, so as to form a disk, as the pearly nautilus. ::: n. --> Anything having the form of a discus or disk; particularly, a discoid shell.

Discovered suddenly Hell"s trademark there.

Discovered suddenly Hell’s trademark there.

dislodge ::: v. t. --> To drive from a lodge or place of rest; to remove from a place of quiet or repose; as, shells resting in the sea at a considerate depth are not dislodged by storms.
To drive out from a place of hiding or defense; as, to dislodge a deer, or an enemy. ::: v. i.

divaricator ::: n. --> One of the muscles which open the shell of brachiopods; a cardinal muscle. See Illust. of Brachiopoda.

dobson ::: n. --> The aquatic larva of a large neuropterous insect (Corydalus cornutus), used as bait in angling. See Hellgamite.

dodman ::: n. --> A snail; also, a snail shell; a hodmandod.
Any shellfish which casts its shell, as a lobster.

dolabriform ::: a. --> Shaped like the head of an ax or hatchet, as some leaves, and also certain organs of some shellfish.

dolium ::: n. --> A genus of large univalve mollusks, including the partridge shell and tun shells.

dreissena ::: n. --> A genus of bivalve shells of which one species (D. polymorpha) is often so abundant as to be very troublesome in the fresh waters of Europe.

ear-shell ::: n. --> A flattened marine univalve shell of the genus Haliotis; -- called also sea-ear. See Abalone.

ecdysis ::: n. --> The act of shedding, or casting off, an outer cuticular layer, as in the case of serpents, lobsters, etc.; a coming out; as, the ecdysis of the pupa from its shell; exuviation.

effuse ::: a. --> Poured out freely; profuse.
Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.
Spreading loosely, especially on one side; as, an effuse inflorescence.
Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading; -- said of certain shells. ::: n.

egg ::: n. --> The oval or roundish body laid by domestic poultry and other birds, tortoises, etc. It consists of a yolk, usually surrounded by the "white" or albumen, and inclosed in a shell or strong membrane.
A simple cell, from the development of which the young of animals are formed; ovum; germ cell.
Anything resembling an egg in form. ::: v. t.

eggshell ::: n. --> The shell or exterior covering of an egg. Also used figuratively for anything resembling an eggshell.
A smooth, white, marine, gastropod shell of the genus Ovulum, resembling an egg in form.

electrophorus ::: n. --> An instrument for exciting electricity, and repeating the charge indefinitely by induction, consisting of a flat cake of resin, shelllac, or ebonite, upon which is placed a plate of metal.

ellebore ::: n. --> Hellebore.

elleborin ::: n. --> See Helleborin.

enter ::: v. t. --> To come or go into; to pass into the interior of; to pass within the outer cover or shell of; to penetrate; to pierce; as, to enter a house, a closet, a country, a door, etc.; the river enters the sea.
To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army.
To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc.

enucleate ::: v. t. --> To bring or peel out, as a kernel from its enveloping husks its enveloping husks or shell.
To remove without cutting (as a tumor).
To bring to light; to make clear.

epiphragm ::: n. --> A membranaceous or calcareous septum with which some mollusks close the aperture of the shell during the time of hibernation, or aestivation.

eponyme ::: n. --> The hypothetical individual who is assumed as the person from whom any race, city, etc., took its name; as, Hellen is an eponym of the Hellenes.
A name, as of a people, country, and the like, derived from that of an individual.

equivalved ::: a. --> Having the valves equal in size and from, as in most bivalve shells.

escaloped ::: a. --> Cut or marked in the form of an escalop; scalloped.
Covered with a pattern resembling a series of escalop shells, each of which issues from between two others. Its appearance is that of a surface covered with scales.

escalop ::: n. --> A bivalve shell of the genus Pecten. See Scallop.
A regular, curving indenture in the margin of anything. See Scallop.
The figure or shell of an escalop, considered as a sign that the bearer had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
A bearing or a charge consisting of an escalop shell.

exaugurate ::: v. t. --> To annul the consecration of; to secularize; to unhellow.

exogyra ::: n. --> A genus of Cretaceous fossil shells allied to oysters.

exoskeleton ::: n. --> The hardened parts of the external integument of an animal, including hair, feathers, nails, horns, scales, etc.,as well as the armor of armadillos and many reptiles, and the shells or hardened integument of numerous invertebrates; external skeleton; dermoskeleton.

explode ::: v. i. --> To become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame; as gunpowder explodes.
To burst with force and a loud report; to detonate, as a shell filled with powder or the like material, or as a boiler from too great pressure of steam.
To burst forth with sudden violence and noise; as, at this, his wrath exploded.

extractor ::: n. --> One who, or that which, extracts
A forceps or instrument for extracting substances.
A device for withdrawing a cartridge or spent cartridge shell from the chamber of the barrel.

exuviae ::: n. pl. --> Cast skins, shells, or coverings of animals; any parts of animals which are shed or cast off, as the skins of snakes, the shells of lobsters, etc.
The fossil shells and other remains which animals have left in the strata of the earth.

exuviation ::: n. --> The rejecting or casting off of some part, more particularly, the outer cuticular layer, as the shells of crustaceans, skins of snakes, etc.; molting; ecdysis.

eyestone ::: n. --> A small, lenticular, calcareous body, esp. an operculum of a small marine shell of the family Turbinidae, used to remove a foreign substance from the eye. It is put into the inner corner of the eye under the lid, and allowed to work its way out at the outer corner, bringing with it the substance.
Eye agate. See under Eye.

faluns ::: n. --> A series of strata, of the Middle Tertiary period, of France, abounding in shells, and used by Lyell as the type of his Miocene subdivision.

fasciole ::: n. --> A band of minute tubercles, bearing modified spines, on the shells of spatangoid sea urchins. See Spatangoidea.

fauces ::: --> The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx, situated between the soft palate and the base of the tongue; -- called also the isthmus of the fauces. On either side of the passage two membranous folds, called the pillars of the fauces, inclose the tonsils.
The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc.
That portion of the interior of a spiral shell which can be seen by looking into the aperture.

fiendish ::: a. --> Like a fiend; diabolically wicked or cruel; infernal; malignant; devilish; hellish.

fig-shell ::: n. --> A marine univalve shell of the genus Pyrula, or Ficula, resembling a fig in form.

finfish ::: n. --> A finback whale.
True fish, as distinguished from shellfish.

fissurella ::: n. --> A genus of marine gastropod mollusks, having a conical or limpetlike shell, with an opening at the apex; -- called also keyhole limpet.

foliated ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Foliate ::: a. --> Having leaves, or leaflike projections; as, a foliated shell.
Containing, or consisting of, foils; as, a foliated arch.
Characterized by being separable into thin plates or

foraminifera ::: n. pl. --> An extensive order of rhizopods which generally have a chambered calcareous shell formed by several united zooids. Many of them have perforated walls, whence the name. Some species are covered with sand. See Rhizophoda.

fossil ::: a. --> Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt.
Like or pertaining to fossils; contained in rocks, whether petrified or not; as, fossil plants, shells. ::: n. --> A substance dug from the earth.
The remains of an animal or plant found in stratified

frill ::: v. i. --> To shake or shiver as with cold; as, the hawk frills.
To wrinkle; -- said of the gelatin film.
A ruffing of a bird&

frogshell ::: n. --> One of numerous species of marine gastropod shells, belonging to Ranella and allied genera.

frustule ::: n. --> The siliceous shell of a diatom. It is composed of two valves, one overlapping the other, like a pill box and its cover.

fuze ::: n. --> A tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a shell, etc. See Fuse, n.

galea ::: n. --> The upper lip or helmet-shaped part of a labiate flower.
A kind of bandage for the head.
Headache extending all over the head.
A genus of fossil echini, having a vaulted, helmet-shaped shell.
The anterior, outer process of the second joint of the maxillae in certain insects.

gastropoda ::: n. pl. --> One of the classes of Mollusca, of great extent. It includes most of the marine spiral shells, and the land and fresh-water snails. They generally creep by means of a flat, muscular disk, or foot, on the ventral side of the body. The head usually bears one or two pairs of tentacles. See Mollusca.

gehenna ::: n. --> The valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, where some of the Israelites sacrificed their children to Moloch, which, on this account, was afterward regarded as a place of abomination, and made a receptacle for all the refuse of the city, perpetual fires being kept up in order to prevent pestilential effluvia. In the New Testament the name is transferred, by an easy metaphor, to Hell.

gizzard ::: n. --> The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the glandular stomach (crop), or lower part of the esophagus; the gigerium.
A thick muscular stomach found in many invertebrate animals.
A stomach armed with chitinous or shelly plates or teeth, as in certain insects and mollusks.

gladius ::: n. --> The internal shell, or pen, of cephalopods like the squids.

globigerina ::: n. --> A genus of small Foraminifera, which live abundantly at or near the surface of the sea. Their dead shells, falling to the bottom, make up a large part of the soft mud, generally found in depths below 3,000 feet, and called globigerina ooze. See Illust. of Foraminifera. html{color:

goroon shell ::: --> A large, handsome, marine, univalve shell (Triton femorale).

gougeshell ::: n. --> A sharp-edged, tubular, marine shell, of the genus Vermetus; also, the pinna. See Vermetus.

gourd ::: n. --> A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order Cucurbitaceae; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of forms, and, when the interior part is removed, serves for bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes.
A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd; hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle.
A false die. See Gord.

grecian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Greece; Greek. ::: n. --> A native or naturalized inhabitant of Greece; a Greek.
A jew who spoke Greek; a Hellenist.
One well versed in the Greek language, literature, or history.

grecism ::: n. --> An idiom of the Greek language; a Hellenism.

grenade ::: n. --> A hollow ball or shell of iron filled with powder of other explosive, ignited by means of a fuse, and thrown from the hand among enemies.

gryphaea ::: n. --> A genus of cretaceous fossil shells allied to the oyster.

gryphite ::: n. --> A shell of the genus Gryphea.

gulgul ::: n. --> A cement made in India from sea shells, pulverized and mixed with oil, and spread over a ship&

gwiniad ::: n. --> A fish (Coregonus ferus) of North Wales and Northern Europe, allied to the lake whitefish; -- called also powan, and schelly.

gymnosomata ::: n. pl. --> One of the orders of Pteropoda. They have no shell.

gyration ::: n. --> The act of turning or whirling, as around a fixed center; a circular or spiral motion; motion about an axis; rotation; revolution.
One of the whorls of a spiral univalve shell.

half-deck ::: n. --> A shell of the genus Crepidula; a boat shell. See Boat shell.
See Half deck, under Deck.

haliotis ::: n. --> A genus of marine shells; the ear-shells. See Abalone.

hard-shell ::: a. --> Unyielding; insensible to argument; uncompromising; strict.

harpa ::: n. --> A genus of marine univalve shells; the harp shells; -- so called from the form of the shells, and their ornamental ribs.

hatchelled ::: --> of Hatchel

hatchelling ::: --> of Hatchel

hawkbill ::: n. --> A sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; -- called also caret.

helicoid ::: a. --> Spiral; curved, like the spire of a univalve shell.
Shaped like a snail shell; pertaining to the Helicidae, or Snail family. ::: n. --> A warped surface which may be generated by a straight line moving in such a manner that every point of the line shall have a

::: hell and heaven

hell and heaven

HELL AND HEAVEN. ::: They arc often imaginary states of the soul or rather of the vital which it constructs about It after its passing. What is meant by hell is a painful passage through the vital or lingering there, as for instance, in many cases of suicide where one remains surrounded by the forces of suffering and turmoil created by this unnatural and violent exit. There are, of course, also worlds of mind and vital worlds which are penetrated with Joyful or dark experiences. One may pass through these as the result of things formed in the nature which create the necessary affimties, but the Idea of reward or retri- bution is a crude and vulgar conception which is a mere popular error.

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

hellbender ::: n. --> A large North American aquatic salamander (Protonopsis horrida or Menopoma Alleghaniensis). It is very voracious and very tenacious of life. Also called alligator, and water dog.

hellborn ::: a. --> Born in or of hell.

hellbred ::: a. --> Produced in hell.

hellbrewed ::: a. --> Prepared in hell.

hellbroth ::: n. --> A composition for infernal purposes; a magical preparation.

hell-cat ::: n. --> A witch; a hag.

hell-diver ::: n. --> The dabchick.

helldoomed ::: a. --> Doomed to hell.

helleborein ::: n. --> A poisonous glucoside accompanying helleborin in several species of hellebore, and extracted as a white crystalline substance with a bittersweet taste. It has a strong action on the heart, resembling digitalin.

hellebore ::: n. --> A genus of perennial herbs (Helleborus) of the Crowfoot family, mostly having powerfully cathartic and even poisonous qualities. H. niger is the European black hellebore, or Christmas rose, blossoming in winter or earliest spring. H. officinalis was the officinal hellebore of the ancients.
Any plant of several species of the poisonous liliaceous genus Veratrum, especially V. album and V. viride, both called white hellebore.

helleborin ::: n. --> A poisonous glucoside found in several species of hellebore, and extracted as a white crystalline substance with a sharp tingling taste. It possesses the essential virtues of the plant; -- called also elleborin.

helleborism ::: n. --> The practice or theory of using hellebore as a medicine.

hellene ::: n. --> A native of either ancient or modern Greece; a Greek.

hellenian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or Greeks.

hellenic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or inhabitants of Greece; Greek; Grecian. ::: n. --> The dialect, formed with slight variations from the Attic, which prevailed among Greek writers after the time of Alexander.

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.

hellenistic ::: a. --> Alt. of Hellenistical

hellenistical ::: a. --> Pertaining to the Hellenists.

hellenistically ::: adv. --> According to the Hellenistic manner or dialect.

hellenist ::: n. --> One who affiliates with Greeks, or imitates Greek manners; esp., a person of Jewish extraction who used the Greek language as his mother tongue, as did the Jews of Asia Minor, Greece, Syria, and Egypt; distinguished from the Hebraists, or native Jews (Acts vi. 1).
One skilled in the Greek language and literature; as, the critical Hellenist.

hellenize ::: v. i. --> To use the Greek language; to play the Greek; to Grecize. ::: v. t. --> To give a Greek form or character to; to Grecize; as, to Hellenize a word.

hellenotype ::: n. --> See Ivorytype.

hellespontine ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Hellespont.

hellespont ::: n. --> A narrow strait between Europe and Asia, now called the Daradanelles. It connects the Aegean Sea and the sea of Marmora.

hellgamite ::: n. --> Alt. of Hellgramite

hellgramite ::: n. --> The aquatic larva of a large American winged insect (Corydalus cornutus), much used a fish bait by anglers; the dobson. It belongs to the Neuroptera.

hellhag ::: n. --> A hag of or fit for hell.

hell-haunted ::: a. --> Haunted by devils; hellish.

hellhound ::: n. --> A dog of hell; an agent of hell.


hellier ::: v. t. --> One who heles or covers; hence, a tiler, slater, or thatcher.

hellish ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to hell; like hell; infernal; malignant; wicked; detestable; diabolical.

hellkite ::: n. --> A kite of infernal breed.

hello ::: interj. & n. --> See Halloo.

hell ::: the abode of condemned souls and devils in some religions; the place of eternal punishment for the wicked after death. hell"s, hells.

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

hellward ::: adv. --> Toward hell.

hell ::: “What is meant by hell is a painful passage through the vital or lingering there, as for instance, in many cases of suicide where one remains surrounded by the forces of suffering and turmoil created by this unnatural and violent exit.” Letters on Yoga

helly ::: a. --> Hellish.

heteromyaria ::: n. pl. --> A division of bivalve shells, including the marine mussels, in which the two adductor muscles are very unequal. See Dreissena, and Illust. under Byssus.

heteropoda ::: n. pl. --> An order of pelagic Gastropoda, having the foot developed into a median fin. Some of the species are naked; others, as Carinaria and Atlanta, have thin glassy shells.

hickory ::: n. --> An American tree of the genus Carya, of which there are several species. The shagbark is the C. alba, and has a very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets. The pignut, or brown hickory, is the C. glabra. The swamp hickory is C. amara, having a nut whose shell is very thin and the kernel bitter.

hollo ::: interj. & n. --> Ho there; stop; attend; hence, a loud cry or a call to attract attention; a halloo. ::: interj. --> To call out or exclaim; to halloo. This form is now mostly replaced by hello.

holostomatous ::: a. --> Having an entire aperture; -- said of many univalve shells.

holostraca ::: n. pl. --> A division of phyllopod Crustacea, including those that are entirely covered by a bivalve shell.

hubble-bubble ::: n. --> A tobacco pipe, so arranged that the smoke passes through water, making a bubbling noise, whence its name. In India, the bulb containing the water is often a cocoanut shell.

hydractinian ::: n. --> Any species or marine hydroids, of the genus Hydractinia and allied genera. These hydroids form, by their rootstalks, a firm, chitinous coating on shells and stones, and esp. on spiral shells occupied by hermit crabs. See Illust. of Athecata.

ianthina ::: n. --> Any gastropod of the genus Ianthina, of which various species are found living in mid ocean; -- called also purple shell, and violet snail.

identism ::: n. --> The doctrine taught by Schelling, that matter and mind, and subject and object, are identical in the Absolute; -- called also the system / doctrine of identity.

imperforata ::: n. pl. --> A division of Foraminifera, including those in which the shell is not porous.

include ::: v. t. --> To confine within; to hold; to contain; to shut up; to inclose; as, the shell of a nut includes the kernel; a pearl is included in a shell.
To comprehend or comprise, as a genus the species, the whole a part, an argument or reason the inference; to contain; to embrace; as, this volume of Shakespeare includes his sonnets; he was included in the invitation to the family; to and including page twenty-five.

inequilateral ::: a. --> Having unequal sides; unsymmetrical; unequal-sided.
Having the two ends unequal, as in the clam, quahaug, and most lamellibranch shells.

inequivalvular ::: a. --> Having unequal valves, as the shell of an oyster.

infernal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to or suitable for the lower regions, inhabited, according to the ancients, by the dead; pertaining to Pluto&

inferno ::: a place or condition suggestive of hell, especially with respect to human suffering or death; the infernal regions. Inferno"s.

inoceramus ::: n. --> An extinct genus of large, fossil, bivalve shells,allied to the mussels. The genus is characteristic of the Cretaceous period.

inoperculate ::: a. --> Having no operculum; -- said of certain gastropod shells.

inshell ::: v. t. --> To hide in a shell.

integropallial ::: a. --> Having the pallial line entire, or without a sinus, as certain bivalve shells.

interdome ::: n. --> The open space between the inner and outer shells of a dome or cupola of masonry.

interseptal ::: a. --> Between septa; as, the interseptal spaces or zones, between the transparent, or septal, zones in striated muscle; the interseptal chambers of a shell, or of a seed vessel.

ioqua shell ::: --> The shell of a large Dentalium (D. pretiosum), formerly used as shell money, and for ornaments, by the Indians of the west coast of North America.

ivorytype ::: n. --> A picture produced by superposing a very light print, rendered translucent by varnish, and tinted upon the back, upon a stronger print, so as to give the effect of a photograph in natural colors; -- called also hellenotype.

jervine ::: n. --> A poisonous alkaloid resembling veratrine, and found with it in white hellebore (Veratrum album); -- called also jervina.

Jhumur: Here you have the beginnings of the mind opening onto other planes of experience. Because mindhas no experience. This is the kingdom of the greater mind where it opens on to another phase of vision or experience or feeling. The heaven-bird is the feeling of poise that hasn’t taken off. It reminds me that in a certain place, the goal of the mental search is where ultimately the mind abdicates in light and one enters into what Shelley calls ‘thought wildernesses’. Before that concrete abdication there must be some sensation, some feeling of something other that is waiting for us, that has come from elsewhere. The mind has not quite yet abdicated but begins to pursue intuition, perception, feeling.”

kernel ::: n. --> The essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a nut. See Illust. of Endocarp.
A single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn.
A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.
The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the

kitchen middens ::: --> Relics of neolithic man found on the coast of Denmark, consisting of shell mounds, some of which are ten feet high, one thousand feet long, and two hundred feet wide. The name is applied also to similar mounds found on the American coast from Canada to Florida, made by the North American Indians.

labrum ::: n. --> A lip or edge, as of a basin.
An organ in insects and crustaceans covering the upper part of the mouth, and serving as an upper lip. See Illust. of Hymenoptera.
The external margin of the aperture of a shell. See Univalve.

lacquer ::: n. --> A varnish, consisting of a solution of shell-lac in alcohol, often colored with gamboge, saffron, or the like; -- used for varnishing metals, papier-mache, and wood. The name is also given to varnishes made of other ingredients, esp. the tough, solid varnish of the Japanese, with which ornamental objects are made. ::: v. t.

lagenian ::: a. --> Like, or pertaining to, Lagena, a genus of Foraminifera having a straight, chambered shell.

lamella ::: n. --> a thin plate or scale of anything, as a thin scale growing from the petals of certain flowers; or one of the thin plates or scales of which certain shells are composed.

lamellibranchiata ::: n. pl. --> A class of Mollusca including all those that have bivalve shells, as the clams, oysters, mussels, etc.

lance ::: n. --> A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of

leatherback ::: n. --> A large sea turtle (Sphargis coriacea), having no bony shell on its back. It is common in the warm and temperate parts of the Atlantic, and sometimes weighs over a thousand pounds; -- called also leather turtle, leathery turtle, leather-backed tortoise, etc.

limax ::: n. --> A genus of airbreathing mollusks, including the common garden slugs. They have a small rudimentary shell. The breathing pore is on the right side of the neck. Several species are troublesome in gardens. See Slug.

limekiln ::: n. --> A kiln or furnace in which limestone or shells are burned and reduced to lime.

limpet ::: n. --> In a general sense, any hatshaped, or conical, gastropod shell.
Any one of many species of marine shellfish of the order Docoglossa, mostly found adhering to rocks, between tides.
Any species of Siphonaria, a genus of limpet-shaped Pulmonifera, living between tides, on rocks.
A keyhole limpet. See Fissurella.

liner ::: n. --> One who lines, as, a liner of shoes.
A vessel belonging to a regular line of packets; also, a line-of-battle ship; a ship of the line.
A thin piece placed between two parts to hold or adjust them, fill a space, etc.; a shim.
A lining within the cylinder, in which the piston works and between which and the outer shell of the cylinder a space is left to form a steam jacket.

lingula ::: n. --> A tonguelike process or part.
Any one of numerous species of brachiopod shells belonging to the genus Lingula, and related genera. See Brachiopoda, and Illustration in Appendix.

litchi ::: n. --> The fruit of a tree native to China (Nephelium Litchi). It is nutlike, having a rough but tender shell, containing an aromatic pulp, and a single large seed. In the dried fruit which is exported the pulp somewhat resembles a raisin in color and form.

lithodomus ::: n. --> A genus of elongated bivalve shells, allied to the mussels, and remarkable for their ability to bore holes for shelter, in solid limestone, shells, etc. Called also Lithophagus.

lithotypy ::: n. --> The art or process of making a kind of hard, stereotypeplate, by pressing into a mold, taken from a page of type or other matter, a composition of gum shell-lac and sand of a fine quality, together with a little tar and linseed oil, all in a heated state.

littorina ::: n. --> A genus of small pectinibranch mollusks, having thick spiral shells, abundant between tides on nearly all rocky seacoasts. They feed on seaweeds. The common periwinkle is a well-known example. See Periwinkle.

lorica ::: n. --> A cuirass, originally of leather, afterward of plates of metal or horn sewed on linen or the like.
Lute for protecting vessels from the fire.
The protective case or shell of an infusorian or rotifer.

loricate ::: v. t. --> To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute, a crust, coating, or plates. ::: v. --> Covered with a shell or exterior made of plates somewhat like a coat of mail, as in the armadillo.

lumachella ::: n. --> A grayish brown limestone, containing fossil shells, which reflect a beautiful play of colors. It is also called fire marble, from its fiery reflections.

lumachel ::: n. --> Alt. of Lumachella

lunule ::: n. --> Anything crescent-shaped; a crescent-shaped part or mark; a lunula, a lune.
A lune. See Lune.
A small or narrow crescent.
A special area in front of the beak of many bivalve shells. It sometimes has the shape of a double crescent, but is oftener heart-shaped. See Illust. of Bivalve.

lyopomata ::: n. pl. --> An order of brachiopods, in which the valves of shell are not articulated by a hinge. It includes the Lingula, Discina, and allied forms.

lyre ::: a musical instrument of ancient Greece consisting of a sound box made typically from a turtle shell, with two curved arms connected by a yoke from which strings are stretched to the body, used especially to accompany singing and recitation. lyres.

maara shell ::: --> A large, pearly, spiral, marine shell (Turbo margaritaceus), from the Pacific Islands. It is used as an ornament.

maclurea ::: n. --> A genus of spiral gastropod shells, often of large size, characteristic of the lower Silurian rocks.

mactra ::: n. --> Any marine bivalve shell of the genus Mactra, and allied genera. Many species are known. Some of them are used as food, as Mactra stultorum, of Europe. See Surf clam, under Surf.

mail-shell ::: n. --> A chiton.

malleus ::: n. --> The outermost of the three small auditory bones, ossicles; the hammer. It is attached to the tympanic membrane by a long process, the handle or manubrium. See Illust. of Far.
One of the hard lateral pieces of the mastax of Rotifera. See Mastax.
A genus of bivalve shells; the hammer shell.

mammillated ::: a. --> Having small nipples, or small protuberances like nipples or mammae.
Bounded like a nipple; -- said of the apex of some shells.

marginella ::: n. --> A genus of small, polished, marine univalve shells, native of all warm seas.

marine ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine engine.
Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits.
A solider serving on shipboard; a sea soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty in the navy.
The sum of naval affairs; naval economy; the department of

maroon ::: n. --> In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.
A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.
An explosive shell. See Marron, 3. ::: v. t.

marquetry ::: n. --> Inlaid work; work inlaid with pieces of wood, shells, ivory, and the like, of several colors.

marron ::: a. --> A large chestnut.
A chestnut color; maroon.
A paper or pasteboard box or shell, wound about with strong twine, filled with an explosive, and ignited with a fuse, -- used to make a noise like a cannon.

mask shell ::: --> Any spiral marine shell of the genus Persona, having a curiously twisted aperture.

megastome ::: n. --> One of a group of univalve shells, having a large aperture or mouth.

melampode ::: n. --> The black hellebore.

melanian ::: n. --> One of a family of fresh-water pectinibranchiate mollusks, having a turret-shaped shell.

melon ::: n. --> The juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon, and citron melon; also, the plant that produces the fruit.
A large, ornamental, marine, univalve shell of the genus Melo. html{color:

menopome ::: n. --> The hellbender.

midden ::: n. --> A dunghill.
An accumulation of refuse about a dwelling place; especially, an accumulation of shells or of cinders, bones, and other refuse on the supposed site of the dwelling places of prehistoric tribes, -- as on the shores of the Baltic Sea and in many other places. See Kitchen middens.

middle-earth ::: n. --> The world, considered as lying between heaven and hell.

midgard ::: n. --> The middle space or region between heaven and hell; the abode of human beings; the earth.

miliola ::: n. --> A genus of Foraminifera, having a porcelanous shell with several longitudinal chambers.

miliolite ::: n. --> A fossil shell of, or similar to, the genus Miliola. ::: a. --> The same Milliolitic.

mineralogist ::: n. --> One versed in mineralogy; one devoted to the study of minerals.
A carrier shell (Phorus).

mollusca ::: n. pl. --> One of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom, including the classes Cephalopoda, Gastropoda, PteropodaScaphopoda, and Lamellibranchiata, or Conchifera. These animals have an unsegmented bilateral body, with most of the organs and parts paired, but not repeated longitudinally. Most of them develop a mantle, which incloses either a branchial or a pulmonary cavity. They are generally more or less covered and protected by a calcareous shell, which may be univalve, bivalve, or multivalve.

monomyaria ::: --> An order of lamellibranchs having but one muscle for closing the shell, as the oyster.

morel ::: n. --> An edible fungus (Morchella esculenta), the upper part of which is covered with a reticulated and pitted hymenium. It is used as food, and for flavoring sauces.
Nightshade; -- so called from its blackish purple berries.
A kind of cherry. See Morello.

mortar ::: n. --> A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.
A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as 45¡, and even higher; -- so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described.
A building material made by mixing lime, cement, or plaster of Paris, with sand, water, and sometimes other materials; -- used in

mother-of-pearl ::: n. --> The hard pearly internal layer of several kinds of shells, esp. of pearl oysters, river mussels, and the abalone shells; nacre. See Pearl.

multicostate ::: a. --> Having numerous ribs, or costae, as the leaf of a plant, or as certain shells and corals.

multilocular ::: a. --> Having many or several cells or compartments; as, a multilocular shell or capsule.

multispiral ::: a. --> Having numerous spiral coils round a center or nucleus; -- said of the opercula of certain shells.

multivalve ::: n. --> Any mollusk which has a shell composed of more than two pieces. ::: a. --> Alt. of Multivalvular

multivalvular ::: a. --> Having many valves.
Many-valved; having more than two valves; -- said of certain shells, as the chitons.

murex ::: n. --> A genus of marine gastropods, having rough, and frequently spinose, shells, which are often highly colored inside; the rock shells. They abound in tropical seas.

muschelkalk ::: n. --> A kind of shell limestone, whose strata form the middle one of the three divisions of the Triassic formation in Germany. See Chart, under Geology.

mussel ::: n. --> Any one of many species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Mytilus, and related genera, of the family Mytidae. The common mussel (Mytilus edulis; see Illust. under Byssus), and the larger, or horse, mussel (Modiola modiolus), inhabiting the shores both of Europe and America, are edible. The former is extensively used as food in Europe.
Any one of numerous species of Unio, and related fresh-water genera; -- called also river mussel. See Naiad, and Unio.

mya ::: n. --> A genus of bivalve mollusks, including the common long, or soft-shelled, clam.

mytilus ::: n. --> A genus of marine bivalve shells, including the common mussel. See Illust. under Byssus.

nacre ::: n. --> A pearly substance which lines the interior of many shells, and is most perfect in the mother-of-pearl. [Written also nacker and naker.] See Pearl, and Mother-of-pearl.

nates ::: n. pl. --> The buttocks.
The two anterior of the four lobes on the dorsal side of the midbrain of most mammals; the anterior optic lobes.
The umbones of a bivalve shell.

natica ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of marine gastropods belonging to Natica, Lunatia, Neverita, and other allied genera (family Naticidae.) They burrow beneath the sand, or mud, and drill other shells.

nautiloid ::: a. --> Like or pertaining to the nautilus; shaped like a nautilus shell. ::: n. --> A mollusk, or shell, of the genus Nautilus or family Nautilidae.

nautilus ::: n. --> The only existing genus of tetrabranchiate cephalopods. About four species are found living in the tropical Pacific, but many other species are found fossil. The shell is spiral, symmetrical, and chambered, or divided into several cavities by simple curved partitions, which are traversed and connected together by a continuous and nearly central tube or siphuncle. See Tetrabranchiata.
The argonaut; -- also called paper nautilus. See Argonauta, and Paper nautilus, under Paper.

neomenoidea ::: n. pl. --> A division of vermiform gastropod mollusks, without a shell, belonging to the Isopleura.

neritina ::: n. --> A genus including numerous species of shells resembling Nerita in form. They mostly inhabit brackish water, and are often delicately tinted.

neuroptera ::: n. pl. --> An order of hexapod insects having two pairs of large, membranous, net-veined wings. The mouth organs are adapted for chewing. They feed upon other insects, and undergo a complete metamorphosis. The ant-lion, hellgamite, and lacewing fly are examples. Formerly, the name was given to a much more extensive group, including the true Neuroptera and the Pseudoneuroptera.

nicker nut ::: --> A rounded seed, rather smaller than a nutmeg, having a hard smooth shell, and a yellowish or bluish color. The seeds grow in the prickly pods of tropical, woody climbers of the genus Caesalpinia. C. Bonduc has yellowish seeds; C. Bonducella, bluish gray.

nodosarine ::: a. --> Resembling in form or structure a foraminiferous shell of the genus Nodosaria. ::: n. --> A foraminifer of the genus Nodosaria or of an allied genus.

nucula ::: n. --> A genus of small marine bivalve shells, having a pearly interior.

nudibranchiata ::: n. pl. --> A division of opisthobranchiate mollusks, having no shell except while very young. The gills are naked and situated upon the back or sides. See Ceratobranchia.

nummulites ::: n. --> A genus of extinct Tertiary Foraminifera, having a thin, flat, round shell, containing a large number of small chambers arranged spirally.

nut ::: n. --> The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel.
A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal), provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or for transmitting motion. See Illust. of lst Bolt.
The tumbler of a gunlock.

nutshell ::: n. --> The shell or hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is inclosed.
Hence, a thing of little compass, or of little value.
A shell of the genus Nucula.

oliva ::: n. --> A genus of polished marine gastropod shells, chiefly tropical, and often beautifully colored.

ootype ::: n. --> The part of the oviduct of certain trematode worms in which the ova are completed and furnished with a shell.

operculated ::: a. --> Closed by a lid or cover, as the capsules of the mosses.
Having an operculum, or an apparatus for protecting the gills; -- said of shells and of fishes.

orbulina ::: n. --> A genus of minute living Foraminifera having a globular shell.

orthid ::: n. --> A brachiopod shell of the genus Orthis, and allied genera, of the family Orthidae.

orthoceras ::: n. --> An extinct genus of Paleozoic Cephalopoda, having a long, straight, conical shell. The interior is divided into numerous chambers by transverse septa.

orthoceratite ::: n. --> An orthoceras; also, any fossil shell allied to Orthoceras.

osselet ::: n. --> A little bone.
The internal bone, or shell, of a cuttlefish.

ostracea ::: n. pl. --> A division of bivalve mollusks including the oysters and allied shells.

ostracoidea ::: n. pl. --> An order of Entomostraca possessing hard bivalve shells. They are of small size, and swim freely about.

ostreaceous ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to an oyster, or to a shell; shelly.

pallial ::: a. --> Of or pretaining to a mantle, especially to the mantle of mollusks; produced by the mantle; as, the pallial line, or impression, which marks the attachment of the mantle on the inner surface of a bivalve shell. See Illust. of Bivalve.

paludina ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of freshwater pectinibranchiate mollusks, belonging to Paludina, Melantho, and allied genera. They have an operculated shell which is usually green, often with brown bands. See Illust. of Pond snail, under Pond.

panhellenic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to all Greece, or to Panhellenism; including all Greece, or all the Greeks.

panhellenism ::: n. --> A scheme to unite all the Greeks in one political body.

panhellenist ::: n. --> An advocate of Panhellenism.

panhellenium ::: n. --> An assembly or association of Greeks from all the states of Greece.

papboat ::: n. --> A kind of sauce boat or dish.
A large spiral East Indian marine shell (Turbinella rapha); -- so called because used by native priests to hold the oil for anointing.

paries ::: n. --> The triangular middle part of each segment of the shell of a barnacle.

patella ::: n. --> A small dish, pan, or vase.
The kneepan; the cap of the knee.
A genus of marine gastropods, including many species of limpets. The shell has the form of a flattened cone. The common European limpet (Patella vulgata) is largely used for food.
A kind of apothecium in lichens, which is orbicular, flat, and sessile, and has a special rim not a part of the thallus.

paucispiral ::: a. --> Having few spirals, or whorls; as, a paucispiral operculum or shell.

pearl ::: 1. A smooth, lustrous, variously colored deposit, chiefly calcium carbonate, formed around a grain of sand or other foreign matter in the shells of certain molluscs and valued as a gem. 2. Something similar in form, luster, etc., as a dewdrop or a capsule of medicine. pearls, pearl-bright, pearl-hued, pearl-winged. pearl-bright, pearl-hued, pearl-winged.

pearl ::: n. --> A fringe or border.
A shelly concretion, usually rounded, and having a brilliant luster, with varying tints, found in the mantle, or between the mantle and shell, of certain bivalve mollusks, especially in the pearl oysters and river mussels, and sometimes in certain univalves. It is usually due to a secretion of shelly substance around some irritating foreign particle. Its substance is the same as nacre, or mother-of-pearl. Pearls which are round, or nearly round, and of fine luster, are highly

pearly ::: a. --> Containing pearls; abounding with, or yielding, pearls; as, pearly shells.
Resembling pearl or pearls; clear; pure; transparent; iridescent; as, the pearly dew or flood.

pecan ::: n. --> A species of hickory (Carya olivaeformis), growing in North America, chiefly in the Mississippi valley and in Texas, where it is one of the largest of forest trees; also, its fruit, a smooth, oblong nut, an inch or an inch and a half long, with a thin shell and well-flavored meat.

peduncle ::: n. --> The stem or stalk that supports the flower or fruit of a plant, or a cluster of flowers or fruits.
A sort of stem by which certain shells and barnacles are attached to other objects. See Illust. of Barnacle.
A band of nervous or fibrous matter connecting different parts of the brain; as, the peduncles of the cerebellum; the peduncles of the pineal gland.

peeper ::: n. --> A chicken just breaking the shell; a young bird.
One who peeps; a prying person; a spy.
The eye; as, to close the peepers.

pelagian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the sea; marine; pelagic; as, pelagian shells.
Of or pertaining to Pelagius, or to his doctrines. ::: n. --> A follower of Pelagius, a British monk, born in the later part of the 4th century, who denied the doctrines of hereditary sin, of

pen ::: n. --> A feather.
A wing.
An instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of a reed, or of the quill of a goose or other bird, but now also of other materials, as of steel, gold, etc. Also, originally, a stylus or other instrument for scratching or graving.
Fig.: A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen.
The internal shell of a squid.

perforata ::: n. pl. --> A division of corals including those that have a porous texture, as Porites and Madrepora; -- opposed to Aporosa.
A division of Foraminifera, including those having perforated shells.

periostracum ::: n. --> A chitinous membrane covering the exterior of many shells; -- called also epidermis.

peristome ::: n. --> The fringe of teeth around the orifice of the capsule of mosses. It consists of 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64 teeth, and may be either single or double.
The lip, or edge of the aperture, of a spiral shell.
The membrane surrounding the mouth of an invertebrate animal.

peritreme ::: n. --> That part of the integument of an insect which surrounds the spiracles.
The edge of the aperture of a univalve shell.

periwinkle ::: n. --> Any small marine gastropod shell of the genus Littorina. The common European species (Littorina littorea), in Europe extensively used as food, has recently become naturalized abundantly on the American coast. See Littorina.
A trailing herb of the genus Vinca.

petalism ::: n. --> A form of sentence among the ancient Syracusans by which they banished for five years a citizen suspected of having dangerous influence or ambition. It was similar to the ostracism in Athens; but olive leaves were used instead of shells for ballots.

petworth marble ::: --> A kind of shell marble occurring in the Wealden clay at Petworth, in Sussex, England; -- called also Sussex marble.

phelloderm ::: n. --> A layer of green parenchimatous cells formed on the inner side of the phellogen.

phellogen ::: n. --> The tissue of young cells which produces cork cells.

phelloplastics ::: n. --> Art of modeling in cork.

philhellene ::: n. --> A friend of Greece, or of the Greeks; a philhellenist.

philhellenic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to philhellenism.

philhellenism ::: n. --> Love of Greece.

philhellenist ::: n. --> A friend of Greece; one who supports the cause of the Greeks; particularly, one who supported them in their struggle for independence against the Turks; a philhellene.

philohellenian ::: n. --> A philhellenist.

phragmocone ::: n. --> The thin chambered shell attached to the anterior end of a belemnite.

physa ::: n. --> A genus of fresh-water Pulmonifera, having reversed spiral shells. See Pond snail, under Pond.

pichiciago ::: n. --> A small, burrowing, South American edentate (Chlamyphorus truncatus), allied to the armadillos. The shell is attached only along the back.

pit ::: 1. A natural or artificial hole or cavity in the ground. 2. Hell; the domain of fallen souls. Pit, pits.

placophora ::: n. pl. --> A division of gastropod Mollusca, including the chitons. The back is covered by eight shelly plates. Called also Polyplacophora. See Illust. under Chiton, and Isopleura.

planorbis ::: n. --> Any fresh-water air-breathing mollusk belonging to Planorbis and other allied genera, having shells of a discoidal form.

plastron ::: n. --> A piece of leather stuffed or padded, worn by fencers to protect the breast.
An iron breastplate, worn under the hauberk.
The ventral shield or shell of tortoises and turtles. See Testudinata.
A trimming for the front of a woman&

plongee ::: n. --> A slope or sloping toward the front; as, the plongee of a parapet; the plongee of a shell in its course.

polythalamia ::: n. pl. --> A division of Foraminifera including those having a manychambered shell.

polythalamous ::: a. --> Many-chambered; -- applied to shells of Foraminifera and cephalopods. See Illust. of Nautilus.

porcellaneous ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to porcelain; resembling porcelain; as, porcelaneous shells.
Having a smooth, compact shell without pores; -- said of certain Foraminifera.

portfire ::: n. --> A case of strong paper filled with a composition of niter, sulphur, and mealed powder, -- used principally to ignite the priming in proving guns, and as an incendiary material in shells.

potamian ::: n. --> A river tortoise; one of a group of tortoises (Potamites, or Trionychoidea) having a soft shell, webbed feet, and a sharp beak. See Trionyx.

pouch-shell ::: n. --> A small British and American pond snail (Bulinus hypnorum).

proboscidifera ::: n. pl. --> An extensive division of pectinibranchiate gastropods, including those that have a long retractile proboscis, with the mouth at the end, as the cones, whelks, tritons, and cowries. See Illust. of Gastropoda, and of Winkle.
A subdivision of the taenioglossate gastropods, including the fig-shells (Pyrula), the helmet shells (Cassis), the tritons, and allied genera.

prop ::: n. --> A shell, used as a die. See Props. ::: v. t. --> To support, or prevent from falling, by placing something under or against; as, to prop up a fence or an old building; (Fig.) to sustain; to maintain; as, to prop a declining state.

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

protoconch ::: n. --> The embryonic shell, or first chamber, of ammonites and other cephalopods.

pteroceras ::: n. --> A genus of large marine gastropods having the outer border of the lip divided into lobes; -- called also scorpion shell.

pupa ::: n. --> Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage.
A genus of air-breathing land snails having an elongated spiral shell.

purpura ::: n. --> A disease characterized by livid spots on the skin from extravasated blood, with loss of muscular strength, pain in the limbs, and mental dejection; the purples.
A genus of marine gastropods, usually having a rough and thick shell. Some species yield a purple dye.

pustulated ::: a. --> Covered with pustulelike prominences; pustular; pustulous; as, a pustulate leaf; a pustulate shell or coral.

putamen ::: n. --> The shell of a nut; the stone of a drupe fruit. See Endocarp.

radiolaria ::: n. pl. --> Order of rhizopods, usually having a siliceous skeleton, or shell, and sometimes radiating spicules. The pseudopodia project from the body like rays. It includes the polycystines. See Polycystina.

rakehell ::: n. --> A lewd, dissolute fellow; a debauchee; a rake. ::: a. --> Alt. of Rakehelly

rakehelly ::: a. --> Dissolute; wild; lewd; rakish.

recapper ::: n. --> A tool used for applying a fresh percussion cap or primer to a cartridge shell in reloading it.

recent ::: a. --> Of late origin, existence, or occurrence; lately come; not of remote date, antiquated style, or the like; not already known, familiar, worn out, trite, etc.; fresh; novel; new; modern; as, recent news.
Of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch; as, recent shells.

replicated ::: a. --> Folded over or backward; folded back upon itself; as, a replicate leaf or petal; a replicate margin of a shell.

reprimer ::: n. --> A machine or implement for applying fresh primers to spent cartridge shells, so that the shells be used again.

reticularia ::: n. pl. --> An extensive division of rhizopods in which the pseudopodia are more or less slender and coalesce at certain points, forming irregular meshes. It includes the shelled Foraminifera, together with some groups which lack a true shell.

retractor ::: n. --> One who, or that which, retracts.
In breech-loading firearms, a device for withdrawing a cartridge shell from the barrel.
An instrument for holding apart the edges of a wound during amputation.
A bandage to protect the soft parts from injury by the saw during amputation.
A muscle serving to draw in any organ or part. See

reverse ::: a. --> Turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction; hence; opposite or contrary in kind; as, the reverse order or method.
Turned upside down; greatly disturbed.
Reversed; as, a reverse shell.
That which appears or is presented when anything, as a lance, a line, a course of conduct, etc., is reverted or turned contrary to its natural direction.
That which is directly opposite or contrary to something

reversed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Reverse ::: a. --> Turned side for side, or end for end; changed to the contrary; specifically (Bot. & Zool.), sinistrorse or sinistral; as, a reversed, or sinistral, spiral or shell.
Annulled and the contrary substituted; as, a reversed

rhachiglossa ::: n. pl. --> A division of marine gastropods having a retractile proboscis and three longitudinal rows of teeth on the radula. It includes many of the large ornamental shells, as the miters, murices, olives, purpuras, volutes, and whelks. See Illust. in Append.

rice-shell ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of small white polished marine shells of the genus Olivella.

right-handed ::: a. --> Using the right hand habitually, or more easily than the left.
Having the same direction or course as the movement of the hands of a watch seen in front; -- said of the motion of a revolving object looked at from a given direction.
Having the whorls rising from left to right; dextral; -- said of spiral shells. See Illust. of Scalaria.

rind ::: n. --> The external covering or coat, as of flesh, fruit, trees, etc.; skin; hide; bark; peel; shell. ::: v. t. --> To remove the rind of; to bark.

rochelle ::: n. --> A seaport town in France.

romaic ::: a. --> Of or relating to modern Greece, and especially to its language. ::: n. --> The modern Greek language, now usually called by the Greeks Hellenic or Neo-Hellenic.

roughcast ::: v. t. --> To form in its first rudiments, without revision, correction, or polish.
To mold without nicety or elegance; to form with asperities and inequalities.
To plaster with a mixture of lime and shells or pebbles; as, to roughcast a building. ::: n.

sandworm ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of annelids which burrow in the sand of the seashore.
Any species of annelids of the genus Sabellaria. They construct firm tubes of agglutinated sand on rocks and shells, and are sometimes destructive to oysters.
The chigoe, a species of flea.

sankha ::: n. --> A chank shell (Turbinella pyrum); also, a shell bracelet or necklace made in India from the chank shell.

saxicava ::: n. --> Any species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Saxicava. Some of the species are noted for their power of boring holes in limestone and similar rocks.

scalaria ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of marine gastropods of the genus Scalaria, or family Scalaridae, having elongated spiral turreted shells, with rounded whorls, usually crossed by ribs or varices. The color is generally white or pale. Called also ladder shell, and wentletrap. See Ptenoglossa, and Wentletrap.

scallop ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pecten and allied genera of the family Pectinidae. The shell is usually radially ribbed, and the edge is therefore often undulated in a characteristic manner. The large adductor muscle of some the species is much used as food. One species (Vola Jacobaeus) occurs on the coast of Palestine, and its shell was formerly worn by pilgrims as a mark that they had been to the Holy Land. Called also fan shell. See Pecten, 2.

scaphite ::: n. --> Any fossil cephalopod shell of the genus Scaphites, belonging to the Ammonite family and having a chambered boat-shaped shell. Scaphites are found in the Cretaceous formation.

scaphopda ::: n. pl. --> A class of marine cephalate Mollusca having a tubular shell open at both ends, a pointed or spadelike foot for burrowing, and many long, slender, prehensile oral tentacles. It includes Dentalium, or the tooth shells, and other similar shells. Called also Prosopocephala, and Solenoconcha.

scaup ::: n. --> A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp.
A scaup duck. See below.

schelly ::: n. --> The powan.

sclerenchyma ::: n. --> Vegetable tissue composed of short cells with thickened or hardened walls, as in nutshells and the gritty parts of a pear. See Sclerotic.
The hard calcareous deposit in the tissues of Anthozoa, constituting the stony corals.

scleroid ::: a. --> Having a hard texture, as nutshells.

scrimshaw ::: v. t. --> To ornament, as shells, ivory, etc., by engraving, and (usually) rubbing pigments into the incised lines. ::: n. --> A shell, a whale&

scutibranchiata ::: n. pl. --> An order of gastropod Mollusca having a heart with two auricles and one ventricle. The shell may be either spiral or shieldlike.

scutibranchiate ::: a. --> Having the gills protected by a shieldlike shell; of or pertaining to the Scutibranchiata. ::: n. --> One of the Scutibranchiata.

sea cocoa ::: --> A magnificent palm (Lodoicea Sechellarum) found only in the Seychelles Islands. The fruit is an immense two-lobed nut. It was found floating in the Indian Ocean before the tree was known, and called sea cocoanut, and double cocoanut.

sea-ear ::: n. --> Any species of ear-shaped shells of the genus Haliotis. See Abalone.

seashell ::: n. --> The shell of any marine mollusk.

sea trumpet ::: --> A great blackish seaweed of the Southern Ocean, having a hollow and expanding stem and a pinnate frond, sometimes twenty feet long.
Any large marine univalve shell of the genus Triton. See Triton.

seawant ::: n. --> The name used by the Algonquin Indians for the shell beads which passed among the Indians as money.

sea wing ::: --> A wing shell (Avicula).

sepiostare ::: n. --> The bone or shell of cuttlefish. See Illust. under Cuttlefish.

septal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a septum or septa, as of a coral or a shell.

septate ::: a. --> Divided by partition or partitions; having septa; as, a septate pod or shell.

septum ::: n. --> A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum.
A partition that separates the cells of a fruit.
One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral.
One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers. See Illust. under Nautilus.
One of the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity

serpulite ::: n. --> A fossil serpula shell.

setterwort ::: n. --> The bear&

shagbark ::: n. --> A rough-barked species of hickory (Carya alba), its nut. Called also shellbark. See Hickory.
The West Indian Pithecolobium micradenium, a legiminous tree with a red coiled-up pod.

shale ::: n. --> A shell or husk; a cod or pod.
A fine-grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated, and often friable, structure. ::: v. t. --> To take off the shell or coat of; to shell.

shard ::: n. --> A plant; chard.
A piece or fragment of an earthen vessel, or a like brittle substance, as the shell of an egg or snail.
The hard wing case of a beetle.
A gap in a fence.
A boundary; a division.

shealing ::: n. --> The outer husk, pod, or shell, as of oats, pease, etc.; sheal; shell.
Same as Sheeling.

sheal ::: n. --> Same as Sheeling.
A shell or pod. ::: v. t. --> To put under a sheal or shelter.
To take the husks or pods off from; to shell; to empty of its contents, as a husk or a pod.

shedder ::: n. --> One who, or that which, sheds; as, a shedder of blood; a shedder of tears.
A crab in the act of casting its shell, or immediately afterwards while still soft; -- applied especially to the edible crabs, which are most prized while in this state.

shell ::: 1. An exterior or enclosing cover or case; an external part. Also fig. 2. Something without substance; hollow. Also fig. 3. The outer covering of crustaceans, molluscs, and other invertebrates, often with reference to the formation of pearls within the shells of molluscs. conch-shells.* See under *conch.

shellac ::: n. --> See the Note under 2d Lac.

shellapple ::: n. --> See Sheldafle.

shellbark ::: n. --> A species of hickory (Carya alba) whose outer bark is loose and peeling; a shagbark; also, its nut.

shelled ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Shell ::: a. --> Having a shell.

sheller ::: n. --> One who, or that which, shells; as, an oyster sheller; a corn sheller.

shellfish ::: n. --> Any aquatic animal whose external covering consists of a shell, either testaceous, as in oysters, clams, and other mollusks, or crustaceous, as in lobsters and crabs.

shelling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Shell ::: n. --> Groats; hulled oats.

Sri Aurobindo: "Hell and heaven are often imaginary states of the soul or rather of the vital which it constructs about it after its passing. What is meant by hell is a painful passage through the vital or lingering there, as for instance, in many cases of suicide where one remains surrounded by the forces of suffering and turmoil created by this unnatural and violent exit. There are, of course, also worlds of mind and vital worlds which are penetrated with joyful or dark experiences. One may pass through these as the result of things formed in the nature which create the necessary affinities, but the idea of reward or retribution is a crude and vulgar conception which is a mere popular error.” Letters on Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "What is meant by hell is a painful passage through the vital or lingering there, as for instance, in many cases of suicide where one remains surrounded by the forces of suffering and turmoil created by this unnatural and violent exit.” *Letters on Yoga

Tehmi: “The false light that comes from hell.”

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1:If you are going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill,
2:If you're going through hell, keep going.
   ~ Winston Churchill,
3:Hell isn't other people. Hell is yourself. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
4:Live in My Deepest Hell and from There I cannot Fall Any Further.
   ~ Carl Jung,
5:I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go. ~ Neil Gaiman,
6:Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now. ~ Walt Whitman,
7:Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light. ~ John Milton, Paradise Lost,
8:No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.
   ~ Carl Jung,
9:What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
10:You carry heaven and hell within you.
   ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
11:Hell is full of the talented, but Heaven of the energetic. ~ Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, (1572-1641),
12:To every man is given a key to the gates of heaven. The same key opens the gates of hell.
   ~ Buddhist Proverb,
13:The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
14:Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
15:Hateful to me as are the gates of hell Is he who hiding one thing in his heart Utters another. ~ Homer,
16:He created Hell only that He might be called 'Merciful'." ~ Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, @Sufi_Path
17:... Hell into which innumerable souls are falling every day; the urgent necessity of prayer and penance." ~ Our Lady to Father Stefano Gobbi ,
18:I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. ~ William Blake,
19:Where you're standing, dig, dig out: Down below's the Well: Let them that walk in darkness shout Down below there's Hell!
   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
20:The way of life is above to the wise that he may depart from hell which is beneath. ~ Proverbs XV 24, the Eternal Wisdom
21:Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VII. 136),
22:autumn wind
to which hell
am I going?
~ Kobayashi Issa, @BashoSociety
23:Pray, pray much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to Hell because they have no one to pray and make sacrifices for them!" ~ Our Lady of Fatima,
24:Alone. Yes, that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.
   ~ Stephen King,
25:If God assigns to me my place in Hell, I do not know why I should aspire to Heaven. He knows best what is for my welfare. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
26:Preacher, do not be telling me about Hell's pain, worse pain of Hell inside this heart…. I'm bearing!" ~ Makhfi, (1639-1702), Zeb-un-Nissa, Mughal princess, Wikipedia.,
27:Idleness ought to be numbered among the torments of hell, and it has been placed among the joys of paradise. ~ Montaigne, the Eternal Wisdom
28:We see hell restoring its victims to the upper regions, earth sending its buried dead to heaven, and heaven presenting the new arrivals to the Lord. ~ Saint Maximus of Turin,
29:You have told me, O God, to believe in hell. But you have forbidden me to think...of any man as damned ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
30:The realms of the gods and demons ~ heaven, purgatory, hell ~ are of the substance of dreams. Myth, in this view, is the dream of the world. ~ Joseph Campbell, Myths of Light,
31:It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
   ~ Buddha,
32:Love is as strong as death, as hard as Hell. Death separates the soul from the body, but love separates all things from the soul. ~ Meister Eckhart,
33:The gates of Hell are open night and day; smooth the descent, and easy is the way: but, to return, and view the cheerful skies; in this, the task and mighty labor lies. ~ Virgil,
34:Hell has not been created by any one, but when a man does evil, he lights the fires of hell and burns in his own fire. ~ Mahomed, the Eternal Wisdom
35:Why talk of sin and hell-fire all the days of your life? Chant the name of God. Have faith in God and you will be purged of all sins. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
36:He mastered the tides of Nature with a look:
He met with his bare spirit naked Hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
37:Even Good she makes a hook to drag to Hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
38:You talk about heaven and hell, this Mahatma or that one, but how about you? Who are you? ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Consciousness and the Absolute,
39:521. If Hell were possible, it would be the shortest cut to the highest heaven. For verily God loveth.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human, Bhakti
40:44. If God draw me towards Heaven, then, even if His other hand strive to keep me in Hell, yet must I struggle upward.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human, Jnana,
41:The reason you want to be better is the reason why you aren't, shall I put it like that? We aren't better because we want to be. Because the road to hell is paved with good intentions. ~ Alan Watts,
42:None can reach heaven who has not passed through hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
43:This very world is seen by the five senses as matter, by the very wicked as hell, by the good as heaven, and by the perfect as God. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. V. 272),
44:43. If God assigns to me my place in Hell, I do not know why I should aspire to Heaven. He knows best what is for my welfare.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human, Jnana,
45:Knowledge without Revelation Is as the pain of Hell Revelation without death, Cannot be endured." ~ Mechthild of Magdeburg, (c. 1207 - c.1283), mystic, whose book "The Flowing Light of Divinity" described her visions of God.,
46:Whither shall I go from Thy spirit or whither shall I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold Thou art there. ~ Psalms, the Eternal Wisdom
47:I want to put out the fires of hell, and burn down the rewards of paradise. They block the way to Allah. I do not want to worship from fear of punishment or for the promise of reward, but simply for the love of Allah. ~ Rabia Al Basra,
48:Judas who was counted in the number of the apostles lost all his labour in one single night and descended from heaven to hell. Therefore, let no-one boast of his good works, for all those who trust in themselves fall. ~ Saint Xanthias,
49:Such a fire, such an endless burning, that is Hell. It is not kindled by any devil, but it is within the heart that the mind incessantly lights, feeds and keeps it in being. ~ Gyokai, the Eternal Wisdom
50:Time's works
The giant's and the Titan's furious march
Climbs to usurp the kingdom of the gods
Or skirts the demon magnitudes of Hell; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
51:Not of Paradise, nor of Hell My place is the Placeless, my Trace is the Traceless, 'Tis neither body nor soul, For I belong to the soul of the Beloved." ~ Shams of Tabriz, (1185-1248) Persian Muslim, spiritual teacher of Rumi, Wikipedia.,
52:In place of earth the Spirit reopens heaven to us and gladly admits us into paradise, giving us even now greater honor than the angels, and by the holy waters of baptism extinguishing the unquenchable fires of hell. ~ Didymus of Alexandria,
53:None has been able to hold all the gods in his bosom unstaggered,
All have grown drunken with force and have gone down to Hell and to Ate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
54:94% of the universe is dark matter/energy. What the hell is that? That means all this stuff that we take as reality is only 6%? And, that's just what we know—that we don't know 94% of it. God knows how much we really don't know. ~ Ken Wilber,
55:Be very sure that a 'Great Tribulation' will occur in the world, from which the demon Lucifer will be incited against the Church; never since he was bound in hell has such anger been released." ~ The Lord to St. Margaret of Cortona (1247-1297),
56:Christ is risen! He has burst open the gates of hell and let the dead go free; he has renewed the earth through the members of his Church now born again in baptism, and has made it blossom afresh with men brought back to life. ~ Saint Maximus of Turin,
57:None can reach heaven who has not passed through hell.
   This too the traveller of the worlds must dare.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
58:When Christ descended into hell He freed those who were detained there for the sin of our first parent, but left behind those who were being punished for their own sins ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Compendium of Theology 2.235).,
59:I have laboured and suffered in Matter's night
To bring the fire to man;
But the hate of hell and human spite
Are my meed since the world began. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, A God's Labour,
60:A mighty victory or a mighty fall,
A throne in heaven or a pit in hell,
The dual Energy they have justified ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 02.06,
61:O Lord, if I worship You because of Fear of Hell,
then burn me in Hell;

If I worship You because I desire Paradise,
then exclude me from Paradise;

But if I worship You for Yourself alone,
then deny me not your Eternal Beauty ~ Rabia al-Adawiyya,
62:America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still." ~ e. e. cummings, (1894 - 1962), American poet, painter, Wikipedia.,
63:In mosque and church and synagogue one has the terror of hell and the seeking for Paradise, but the seed of that disquiet has never sprouted in the heart which has entered into the secrets of the Almighty. ~ Omar Khayyam, the Eternal Wisdom
64:The effects of almsgiving are similar to those of baptism; just as baptism remits sin, even so almsgiving atones for sins. Just as water extinguishes a fire, so does almsgiving extinguish sin; the fires of hell have been kindled for sins; almsgiving quenches them. ~ Jerome,
65:Be deaf to any talk that ignores Jesus Christ, of David's lineage, of Mary, he was truly born, ate, and drank. He was truly persecuted under Pontius Pilate. He was truly crucified and died in the sight of heaven and earth and of the powers of the hell. ~ Ignatius of Antioch,
66:There is a great silence on earth today... The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear. ~ Holy Saturday: An Ancient Homily,
67:Love demands freedom. It always has, and it always will. We are free to resist, reject, and rebel against God's ways for us. We can have all the hell we want." ~ Rob Bell, (b.1970), author, listed by "Time" in 2011 as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, Wikipedia.,
68:Overtaken by the spirit's sudden spell,
Smitten by a divine passion's alchemy,
Pain's self compelled transformed to potent joy
Curing the antithesis twixt heaven and hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
69:Whether for Heaven or Hell they must wage war:
Warriors of Good, they serve a shining cause
Or are Evil's soldiers in the pay of Sin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 02.06,
70:And so because I too am, why am I asking you to come into me, who would not be unless you were in me? I am not hell, after all; and yet even in hell, you are present; for if I descend into hell, you are there ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, Confessions 1.2).,
71:If a man repeats the name of God, his body, mind, and everything become pure. Why should one talk only about sin and hell, and such things? Say but once, 'O Lord, I have undoubtedly done wicked things, but I won't repeat them.' And have faith in His name. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
72:A natural inclination toward the darker side of magic is as good a point as any from which to begin the ultimate quest, and half this book is devoted to the black arts. ... We will begin by discussing the Spirit of Black Magic. Magical power is the key to the heaven-hell of the now.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
73:I fear not for the angry frown of Heaven,
I flinch not from the red assault of Hell;
I crush the opposition of the gods,
Tread down a million goblin obstacles. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
74:Just as when we were children, we were afraid to be alone in the dark and could only be assured by the presence of someone who loved us. Well this is exactly what happened on Holy Saturday, the voice of God resounded in the realm of death. The unimaginable occurred; namely, love penetrated Hell. ~ Robert Cardinal Sarah,
75:Oct 23 It is not Bhakti if we worship God with the desire for a son; if we worship with the desire to be rich; it is not Bhakti even if we have a desire for heaven; and with the desire of being saved from the tortures of hell. Bhakti is not the outcome of fear or greediness.~ Swami Vivekananda,
76:If honor and wisdom and happiness are not for me, let them be for others. Let heaven exist, though my place be in hell. Let me be outraged and annihilated, but for one instant, in one being, let Your enormous Library be justified.~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths, Selected Stories and Other Writings,
77:For the devil who is not subject to the death of flesh and on this account has become inordinately proud another kind of death is prepared in the eternal fire of hell, by which not only the spirits with earthly bodies, but also those with aerial bodies can be tortured. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
78:Anyone who masters these techniques fully has achieved a tremendous power over himself more valuable than health, love, fame, or riches. He has set himself free from the effects of the world; nothing can touch him unless he wills it. As it has been said, the sage who knows how can live comfortably in hell.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
79:Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour work weeks and you're putting in 100 hour work weeks, then even if you're doing the same thing you know that... you will achieve in 4 months what it takes them a year to achieve.
   ~ Elon Musk,
80:It was a no man's land of evil air,
A crowded neighbourhood without one home,
A borderland between the world and hell.
There unreality was Nature's lord:
It was a space where nothing could be true,
For nothing was what it had claimed to be:
A h ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night
81:It is more important to find out the truth about oneself than to find out the truth about heaven and hell, or about many other things which are of less importance and are apart from oneself. However, every man's pursuit is according to his state of evolution, and so each soul is in pursuit of something-but he does not know where it leads him. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
82:Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. ~ Pope Leo XIII, Leonine Prayers, Prayer to Saint Michael,
83:I am peace that steals into man's war-worn breast,
Amid the reign of Hell his acts create
A hostel where Heaven's messengers can lodge;
I am charity with the kindly hands that bless,
I am silence mid the noisy tramp of life;
I am Knowledge porin ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
84:I pray to the unknown gods that some man-even a single man, tens of centuries ago-has perused and read that book. If the honor and wisdom and joy of such a reading are not to be my own, then let them be for others. Let heaven exist, though my own place be in hell. Let me be tortured and battered and annihilated, but let there be one instant, one creature, wherein thy enormous Library may find its justification. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel,
85:The faith in which I was brought up assured me that I was better than other people; I was saved, they were damned ...Our hymns were loaded with arrogance -- self-congratulation on how cozy we were with the Almighty and what a high opinion he had of us, what hell everybody else would catch come Judgment Day.
   ~ Robert Heinlein, from Laurence J. Peter, Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time, also James A. Haught, ed., 2000 Years Of Disbelief, Famous People with the Courage to Doubt.Quotes About Priests,
86:Any limiting categorization is not only erroneous but offensive, and stands in opposition to the basic human foundations of the therapeutic relationship. In my opinion, the less we think (during the process of psychotherapy) in terms of diagnostic labels, the better. (Albert Camus once described hell as a place where one's identity was eternally fixed and displayed on personal signs: Adulterous Humanist, Christian Landowner, Jittery Philosopher, Charming Janus, and so on.8 To Camus, hell is where one has no way of explaining oneself, where one is fixed, classified-once and for all time.) ~ Irvin D Yalom,
87:Let us therefore learn while there is yet time, let us learn to do good. Let us raise our eyes to Heaven for the sake of our honor, for the very love of virtue, or, to speak wisely, for the love and praise of God Almighty, who is the infallible witness of our deeds and the just judge of our faults. As for me, I truly believe I am right, since there is nothing so contrary to a generous and loving God as tyranny---I believe He has reserved, in a separate spot in Hell, some very special punishment for tyrants and their accomplices" ~ Étienne de La Boétie, The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude
88:so you distill these stories great authors distill stories and we have soties that are very very very old they are usually religious stories they could be fairy tales because some people ahve traced fairy tales back 10 000 years ... a story that has been told for 10000 years is a funny kind of story its like people have remembered it and obviously modified it, like a game of telephone that has gone on for generations and all that is left is what people remember and maybe they remember whats important, because you tend to remember what's important and its not necessarily the case that you know what the hell it means ... and you dont genereally know what a book that you read means not if its profound it means more than you can understand because otherwise why read it? ~ Jordan Peterson, Maps of Meaning 2017 - 1,
89:The heaven-hints that invade our earthly lives,
   The dire imaginations dreamed by Hell,
   Which if enacted and experienced here
   Our dulled capacity soon would cease to feel
   Or our mortal frailty could not long endure,
   Were set in their sublime proportions there.
   There lived out in their self-born atmosphere,
   They resumed their topless pitch and native power;
   Their fortifying stress upon the soul
   Bit deep into the ground of consciousness
   The passion and purity of their extremes,
   The absoluteness of their single cry
   And the sovereign sweetness or violent poetry
   Of their beautiful or terrible delight.
   All thought can know or widest sight perceive
   And all that thought and sight can never know,
   All things occult and rare, remote and strange
   Were near to heart's contact, felt by spirit-sense.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
90:The hell I won't talk that way! Peter, an eternity here without her is not an eternity of bliss; it is an eternity of boredom and loneliness and grief. You think this damned gaudy halo means anything to me when I know--yes, you've convinced me!--that my beloved is burning in the Pit? I didn't ask much. Just to be allowed to live with her. I was willing to wash dishes forever if only I could see her smile, hear her voice, touch her hand! She's been shipped on a technicality and you know it! Snobbish, bad-tempered angels get to live here without ever doing one lick to deserve it. But my Marga, who is a real angel if one ever lived, gets turned down and sent to Hell to everlasting torture on a childish twist in the rules. You can tell the Father and His sweet-talking Son and that sneaky Ghost that they can take their gaudy Holy City and shove it! If Margrethe has to be in Hell, that's where I want to be!
   ~ Robert Heinlein, Alexander Hergensheimer in Job: A Comedy of Justice, (1984).,
91:What do you think of the essence of Hell? Hell is when the depths come to you with all that you no longer are or are not yet capable of. Hell is when you can no longer attain what you could attain. Hell is when you must think and feel and do everything that you know you do not want. Hell is when you know that your having to is also a wanting to, and that you yourself are responsible for it. Hell is when you know that everything serious that you have planned with yourself is also laughable, that everything fine is also brutal, that everything good is also bad, that everything high is also low, and that everything pleasant is also shameful.

But the deepest Hell is when you realize that Hell is also no Hell, but a cheerful Heaven, not a Heaven in itself, but in this respect a Heaven, and in that respect a Hell.

That is the ambiguity of the God: he is born from a dark ambiguity and rises to a bright ambiguity. Unequivocalness is simplicity and leads to death. But ambiguity is the way of life. If the left foot does not move, then the right one does, and you move. The God wills this. ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book,
92:To See a World...

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

A Robin Redbreast in a Cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage.
A dove house fill'd with doves and pigeons
Shudders Hell thro' all its regions.
A Dog starv'd at his Master's Gate
Predicts the ruin of the State.
A Horse misus'd upon the Road
Calls to Heaven for Human blood.
Each outcry of the hunted Hare
A fiber from the Brain does tear.

He who shall train the Horse to War
Shall never pass the Polar Bar.
The Beggar's Dog and Widow's Cat,
Feed them and thou wilt grow fat.
The Gnat that sings his Summer song
Poison gets from Slander's tongue.
The poison of the Snake and Newt
Is the sweat of Envy's Foot.

A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the Lies you can invent.
It is right it should be so;
Man was made for Joy and Woe;
And when this we rightly know
Thro' the World we safely go.

Every Night and every Morn
Some to Misery are Born.
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight.
Some are Born to sweet delight,
Some are Born to Endless Night. ~ William Blake, Auguries of Innocence,
93:I have loved in life and I have been loved.
I have drunk the bowl of poison from the hands of love as nectar,
and have been raised above life's joy and sorrow.
My heart, aflame in love, set afire every heart that came in touch with it.
My heart has been rent and joined again;
My heart has been broken and again made whole;
My heart has been wounded and healed again;
A thousand deaths my heart has died, and thanks be to love, it lives yet.
I went through hell and saw there love's raging fire,
and I entered heaven illumined with the light of love.
I wept in love and made all weep with me;
I mourned in love and pierced the hearts of men;
And when my fiery glance fell on the rocks, the rocks burst forth as volcanoes.
The whole world sank in the flood caused by my one tear;
With my deep sigh the earth trembled, and when I cried aloud the name of my beloved,
I shook the throne of God in heaven.
I bowed my head low in humility, and on my knees I begged of love,
"Disclose to me, I pray thee, O love, thy secret."
She took me gently by my arms and lifted me above the earth, and spoke softly in my ear,
"My dear one, thou thyself art love, art lover,
and thyself art the beloved whom thou hast adored. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
94:Life clung to its seat with cords of gasping breath;
   Lapped was his body by a tenebrous tongue.
   Existence smothered travailed to survive;
   Hope strangled perished in his empty soul,
   Belief and memory abolished died
   And all that helps the spirit in its course.
   There crawled through every tense and aching nerve
   Leaving behind its poignant quaking trail
   A nameless and unutterable fear.
   As a sea nears a victim bound and still,
   The approach alarmed his mind for ever dumb
   Of an implacable eternity
   Of pain inhuman and intolerable.
   This he must bear, his hope of heaven estranged;
   He must ever exist without extinction's peace
   In a slow suffering Time and tortured Space,
   An anguished nothingness his endless state.
   A lifeless vacancy was now his breast,
   And in the place where once was luminous thought,
   Only remained like a pale motionless ghost
   An incapacity for faith and hope
   And the dread conviction of a vanquished soul
   Immortal still but with its godhead lost,
   Self lost and God and touch of happier worlds.
   But he endured, stilled the vain terror, bore
   The smothering coils of agony and affright;
   Then peace returned and the soul's sovereign gaze.
   To the blank horror a calm Light replied:
   Immutable, undying and unborn,
   Mighty and mute the Godhead in him woke
   And faced the pain and danger of the world.
   He mastered the tides of Nature with a look:
   He met with his bare spirit naked Hell.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
95:Sadhaka of Integral Yoga
The difficulty of harmonising the divine life with human living, of being in God and yet living in man is the very difficulty that he is set here to solve and not to shun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga: Renunciation
Sadhaka Of Integral yoga
Personal salvation he does not seek except as a necessity for the human fulfilment and because he who is himself in bonds cannot easily free others,—though to God nothing is impossible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga: Renunciation
Sadhaka Of Integral Yoga
For a heaven of personal joys he has no hankerings even as a hell of personal sufferings has for him no terrors. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga: Renunciation
Sadhaka of Integral Yoga
If there is an opposition between the spiritual life and that of the world, it is that gulf which he is here to bridge, that opposition which he is here to change into a harmony. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga: Renunciation
Sadhaka Of Integral yoga
If the world is ruled by the flesh and the devil, all the more reason that the children of Immortality should be here to conquer it for God and the Spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga: Renunciation
Sadhaka of Integral yoga
To give oneself is the secret of sadhana, not to demand and acquire a thing. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother with Letters on The Mother, The Mother's Love,
96:Received him in their deathless harmonies.
   All things were perfect there that flower in Time;
   Beauty was there creation's native mould,
   Peace was a thrilled voluptuous purity.
   There Love fulfilled her gold and roseate dreams
   And Strength her crowned and mighty reveries;
   Desire climbed up, a swift omnipotent flame,
   And Pleasure had the stature of the gods;
   Dream walked along the highways of the stars;
   Sweet common things turned into miracles:
   Overtaken by the spirit's sudden spell,
   Smitten by a divine passion's alchemy,
   Pain's self compelled transformed to potent joy
   Curing the antithesis twixt heaven and hell.
   All life's high visions are embodied there,
   Her wandering hopes achieved, her aureate combs
   Caught by the honey-eater's darting tongue,
   Her burning guesses changed to ecstasied truths,
   Her mighty pantings stilled in deathless calm
   And liberated her immense desires.
   In that paradise of perfect heart and sense
   No lower note could break the endless charm
   Of her sweetness ardent and immaculate;
   Her steps are sure of their intuitive fall.
   After the anguish of the soul's long strife
   At length were found calm and celestial rest
   And, lapped in a magic flood of sorrowless hours,
   Healed were his warrior nature's wounded limbs
   In the encircling arms of Energies
   That brooked no stain and feared not their own bliss.
   In scenes forbidden to our pallid sense
   Amid miraculous scents and wonder-hues
   He met the forms that divinise the sight,
   To music that can immortalise the mind
   And make the heart wide as infinity
   Listened, and captured the inaudible
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
97:reading :::
   50 Spiritual Classics: List of Books Covered:
   Muhammad Asad - The Road To Mecca (1954)
   St Augustine - Confessions (400)
   Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)
   Black Elk Black - Elk Speaks (1932)
   Richard Maurice Bucke - Cosmic Consciousness (1901)
   Fritjof Capra - The Tao of Physics (1976)
   Carlos Castaneda - Journey to Ixtlan (1972)
   GK Chesterton - St Francis of Assisi (1922)
   Pema Chodron - The Places That Scare You (2001)
   Chuang Tzu - The Book of Chuang Tzu (4th century BCE)
   Ram Dass - Be Here Now (1971)
   Epictetus - Enchiridion (1st century)
   Mohandas Gandhi - An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth (1927)
   Al-Ghazzali - The Alchemy of Happiness (1097)
   Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet (1923)
   GI Gurdjieff - Meetings With Remarkable Men (1960)
   Dag Hammarskjold - Markings (1963)
   Abraham Joshua Heschel - The Sabbath (1951)
   Hermann Hesse - Siddartha (1922)
   Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception (1954)
   William James - The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)
   Carl Gustav Jung - Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1955)
   Margery Kempe - The Book of Margery Kempe (1436)
   J Krishnamurti - Think On These Things (1964)
   CS Lewis - The Screwtape Letters (1942)
   Malcolm X - The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964)
   Daniel C Matt - The Essential Kabbalah (1994)
   Dan Millman - The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (1989)
   W Somerset Maugham - The Razor's Edge (1944)
   Thich Nhat Hanh - The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975)
   Michael Newton - Journey of Souls (1994)
   John O'Donohue - Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (1998)
   Robert M Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)
   James Redfield - The Celestine Prophecy (1994)
   Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements (1997)
   Helen Schucman & William Thetford - A Course in Miracles (1976)
   Idries Shah - The Way of the Sufi (1968)
   Starhawk - The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (1979)
   Shunryu Suzuki - Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1970)
   Emanuel Swedenborg - Heaven and Hell (1758)
   Teresa of Avila - Interior Castle (1570)
   Mother Teresa - A Simple Path (1994)
   Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now (1998)
   Chogyam Trungpa - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (1973)
   Neale Donald Walsch - Conversations With God (1998)
   Rick Warren - The Purpose-Driven Life (2002)
   Simone Weil - Waiting For God (1979)
   Ken Wilber - A Theory of Everything (2000)
   Paramahansa Yogananda - Autobiography of a Yogi (1974)
   Gary Zukav - The Seat of the Soul (1990)
   ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Spirital Classics (2017 Edition),
98:There's an idea in Christianity of the image of God as a Trinity. There's the element of the Father, there's the element of the Son, and there's the element of the Holy Spirit. It's something like the spirit of tradition, human beings as the living incarnation of that tradition, and the spirit in people that makes relationship with the spirit and individuals possible. I'm going to bounce my way quickly through some of the classical, metaphorical attributes of God, so that we kind of have a cloud of notions about what we're talking about, when we return to Genesis 1 and talk about the God who spoke chaos into Being.

There's a fatherly aspect, so here's what God as a father is like. You can enter into a covenant with it, so you can make a bargain with it. Now, you think about that. Money is like that, because money is a bargain you make with the future. We structured our world so that you can negotiate with the future. I don't think that we would have got to the point where we could do that without having this idea to begin with. You can act as if the future's a reality; there's a spirit of tradition that enables you to act as if the future is something that can be bargained with. That's why you make sacrifices. The sacrifices were acted out for a very long period of time, and now they're psychological. We know that you can sacrifice something valuable in the present and expect that you're negotiating with something that's representing the transcendent future. That's an amazing human discovery. No other creature can do that; to act as if the future is real; to know that you can bargain with reality itself, and that you can do it successfully. It's unbelievable.

It responds to sacrifice. It answers prayers. I'm not saying that any of this is true, by the way. I'm just saying what the cloud of ideas represents. It punishes and rewards. It judges and forgives. It's not nature. One of the things weird about the Judeo-Christian tradition is that God and nature are not the same thing, at all. Whatever God is, partially manifest in this logos, is something that stands outside of nature. I think that's something like consciousness as abstracted from the natural world. It built Eden for mankind and then banished us for disobedience. It's too powerful to be touched. It granted free will. Distance from it is hell. Distance from it is death. It reveals itself in dogma and in mystical experience, and it's the law. That's sort of like the fatherly aspect.

The son-like aspect. It speaks chaos into order. It slays dragons and feeds people with the remains. It finds gold. It rescues virgins. It is the body and blood of Christ. It is a tragic victim, scapegoat, and eternally triumphant redeemer simultaneously. It cares for the outcast. It dies and is reborn. It is the king of kings and hero of heroes. It's not the state, but is both the fulfillment and critic of the state. It dwells in the perfect house. It is aiming at paradise or heaven. It can rescue from hell. It cares for the outcast. It is the foundation and the cornerstone that was rejected. It is the spirit of the law.

The spirit-like aspect. It's akin to the human soul. It's the prophetic voice. It's the still, small voice of conscience. It's the spoken truth. It's called forth by music. It is the enemy of deceit, arrogance, and resentment. It is the water of life. It burns without consuming. It's a blinding light.

That's a very well-developed set of poetic metaphors. These are all...what would you say...glimpses of the transcendent ideal. That's the right way of thinking about it. They're glimpses of the transcendent ideal, and all of them have a specific meaning. In part, what we're going to do is go over that meaning, as we continue with this series. What we've got now is a brief description, at least, of what this is. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series, 1,
   The Chonyid is the period of the appearance of the peaceful and wrathful deities-that is to say, the subtle realm, the Sambhogakaya. When the Clear Light of the causal realm is resisted and contracted against, then that Reality is transformed into the primordial seed forms of the peaceful deities (ishtadevas of the subtle sphere), and these in turn, if resisted and denied, are transformed into the wrathful deities.
   The peaceful deities appear first: through seven successive substages, there appear various forms of the tathagatas, dakinis, and vidyadharas, all accompanied by the most dazzlingly brilliant colors and aweinspiring suprahuman sounds. One after another, the divine visions, lights, and subtle luminous sounds cascade through awareness. They are presented, given, to the individual openly, freely, fully, and completely: visions of God in almost painful intensity and brilliance.
   How the individual handles these divine visions and sounds (nada) is of the utmost significance, because each divine scenario is accompanied by a much less intense vision, by a region of relative dullness and blunted illuminations. These concomitant dull and blunted visions represent the first glimmerings of the world of samsara, of the six realms of egoic grasping, of the dim world of duality and fragmentation and primitive forms of low-level unity.
   According to the Thotrol. most individuals simply recoil in the face of these divine illuminations- they contract into less intense and more manageable forms of experience. Fleeing divine illumination, they glide towards the fragmented-and thus less intense-realm of duality and multiplicity. But it's not just that they recoil against divinity-it is that they are attracted to the lower realms, drawn to them, and find satisfaction in them. The Thotrol says they are actually "attracted to the impure lights." As we have put it, these lower realms are substitute gratifications. The individual thinks that they are just what he wants, these lower realms of denseness. But just because these realms are indeed dimmer and less intense, they eventually prove to be worlds without bliss, without illumination, shot through with pain and suffering. How ironic: as a substitute for God, individuals create and latch onto Hell, known as samsara, maya, dismay. In Christian theology it is said that the flames of Hell are God's love (Agape) denied.
   Thus the message is repeated over and over again in the Chonyid stage: abide in the lights of the Five Wisdoms and subtle tathagatas, look not at the duller lights of samsara. of the six realms, of safe illusions and egoic dullness. As but one example:
   Thereupon, because of the power of bad karma, the glorious blue light of the Wisdom of the Dharmadhatu will produce in thee fear and terror, and thou wilt wish to flee from it. Thou wilt begat a fondness for the dull white light of the devas [one of the lower realms].
   At this stage, thou must not be awed by the divine blue light which will appear shining, dazzling, and glorious; and be not startled by it. That is the light of the Tathagata called the Light of the Wisdom of the Dharmadhatu.
   Be not fond of the dull white light of the devas. Be not attached to it; be not weak. If thou be attached to it, thou wilt wander into the abodes of the devas and be drawn into the whirl of the Six Lokas.
   The point is this: ''If thou are frightened by the pure radiances of Wisdom and attracted by the impure lights of the Six Lokas [lower realms], then thou wilt assume a body in any of the Six Lokas and suffer samsaric miseries; and thou wilt never be emancipated from the Ocean of Samsara, wherein thou wilt be whirled round and round and made to taste the sufferings thereof."
   But here is what is happening: in effect, we are seeing the primal and original form of the Atman project in its negative and contracting aspects. In this second stage (the Chonyid), there is already some sort of boundary in awareness, there is already some sort of subject-object duality superimposed upon the original Wholeness and Oneness of the Chikhai Dharmakaya. So now there is boundary-and wherever there is boundary, there is the Atman project. ~ Ken Wilber, The Atman Project, 129,
100:The ancient Mesopotamians and the ancient Egyptians had some very interesting, dramatic ideas about that. For example-very briefly-there was a deity known as Marduk. Marduk was a Mesopotamian deity, and imagine this is sort of what happened. As an empire grew out of the post-ice age-15,000 years ago, 10,000 years ago-all these tribes came together. These tribes each had their own deity-their own image of the ideal. But then they started to occupy the same territory. One tribe had God A, and one tribe had God B, and one could wipe the other one out, and then it would just be God A, who wins. That's not so good, because maybe you want to trade with those people, or maybe you don't want to lose half your population in a war. So then you have to have an argument about whose God is going to take priority-which ideal is going to take priority.

What seems to happen is represented in mythology as a battle of the gods in celestial space. From a practical perspective, it's more like an ongoing dialog. You believe this; I believe this. You believe that; I believe this. How are we going to meld that together? You take God A, and you take God B, and maybe what you do is extract God C from them, and you say, 'God C now has the attributes of A and B.' And then some other tribes come in, and C takes them over, too. Take Marduk, for example. He has 50 different names, at least in part, of the subordinate gods-that represented the tribes that came together to make the civilization. That's part of the process by which that abstracted ideal is abstracted. You think, 'this is important, and it works, because your tribe is alive, and so we'll take the best of both, if we can manage it, and extract out something, that's even more abstract, that covers both of us.'

I'll give you a couple of Marduk's interesting features. He has eyes all the way around his head. He's elected by all the other gods to be king God. That's the first thing. That's quite cool. They elect him because they're facing a terrible threat-sort of like a flood and a monster combined. Marduk basically says that, if they elect him top God, he'll go out and stop the flood monster, and they won't all get wiped out. It's a serious threat. It's chaos itself making its comeback. All the gods agree, and Marduk is the new manifestation. He's got eyes all the way around his head, and he speaks magic words. When he fights, he fights this deity called Tiamat. We need to know that, because the word 'Tiamat' is associated with the word 'tehom.' Tehom is the chaos that God makes order out of at the beginning of time in Genesis, so it's linked very tightly to this story. Marduk, with his eyes and his capacity to speak magic words, goes out and confronts Tiamat, who's like this watery sea dragon. It's a classic Saint George story: go out and wreak havoc on the dragon. He cuts her into pieces, and he makes the world out of her pieces. That's the world that human beings live in.

The Mesopotamian emperor acted out Marduk. He was allowed to be emperor insofar as he was a good Marduk. That meant that he had eyes all the way around his head, and he could speak magic; he could speak properly. We are starting to understand, at that point, the essence of leadership. Because what's leadership? It's the capacity to see what the hell's in front of your face, and maybe in every direction, and maybe the capacity to use your language properly to transform chaos into order. God only knows how long it took the Mesopotamians to figure that out. The best they could do was dramatize it, but it's staggeringly brilliant. It's by no means obvious, and this chaos is a very strange thing. This is a chaos that God wrestled with at the beginning of time.

Chaos is half psychological and half real. There's no other way to really describe it. Chaos is what you encounter when you're blown into pieces and thrown into deep confusion-when your world falls apart, when your dreams die, when you're betrayed. It's the chaos that emerges, and the chaos is everything it wants, and it's too much for you. That's for sure. It pulls you down into the underworld, and that's where the dragons are. All you've got at that point is your capacity to bloody well keep your eyes open, and to speak as carefully and as clearly as you can. Maybe, if you're lucky, you'll get through it that way and come out the other side. It's taken people a very long time to figure that out, and it looks, to me, that the idea is erected on the platform of our ancient ancestors, maybe tens of millions of years ago, because we seem to represent that which disturbs us deeply using the same system that we used to represent serpentile, or other, carnivorous predators. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series, 1,
101:A God's Labour
I have gathered my dreams in a silver air
   Between the gold and the blue
And wrapped them softly and left them there,
   My jewelled dreams of you.

I had hoped to build a rainbow bridge
   Marrying the soil to the sky
And sow in this dancing planet midge
   The moods of infinity.

But too bright were our heavens, too far away,
   Too frail their ethereal stuff;
Too splendid and sudden our light could not stay;
   The roots were not deep enough.

He who would bring the heavens here
   Must descend himself into clay
And the burden of earthly nature bear
   And tread the dolorous way.

Coercing my godhead I have come down
   Here on the sordid earth,
Ignorant, labouring, human grown
   Twixt the gates of death and birth.

I have been digging deep and long
   Mid a horror of filth and mire
A bed for the golden river's song,
   A home for the deathless fire.

I have laboured and suffered in Matter's night
   To bring the fire to man;
But the hate of hell and human spite
   Are my meed since the world began.

For man's mind is the dupe of his animal self;
   Hoping its lusts to win,
He harbours within him a grisly Elf
   Enamoured of sorrow and sin.

The grey Elf shudders from heaven's flame
   And from all things glad and pure;
Only by pleasure and passion and pain
   His drama can endure.

All around is darkness and strife;
   For the lamps that men call suns
Are but halfway gleams on this stumbling life
   Cast by the Undying Ones.

Man lights his little torches of hope
   That lead to a failing edge;
A fragment of Truth is his widest scope,
   An inn his pilgrimage.

The Truth of truths men fear and deny,
   The Light of lights they refuse;
To ignorant gods they lift their cry
   Or a demon altar choose.

All that was found must again be sought,
   Each enemy slain revives,
Each battle for ever is fought and refought
   Through vistas of fruitless lives.

My gaping wounds are a thousand and one
   And the Titan kings assail,
But I dare not rest till my task is done
   And wrought the eternal will.

How they mock and sneer, both devils and men!
   "Thy hope is Chimera's head
Painting the sky with its fiery stain;
   Thou shalt fall and thy work lie dead.

"Who art thou that babblest of heavenly ease
   And joy and golden room
To us who are waifs on inconscient seas
   And bound to life's iron doom?

"This earth is ours, a field of Night
   For our petty flickering fires.
How shall it brook the sacred Light
   Or suffer a god's desires?

"Come, let us slay him and end his course!
   Then shall our hearts have release
From the burden and call of his glory and force
   And the curb of his wide white peace."

But the god is there in my mortal breast
   Who wrestles with error and fate
And tramples a road through mire and waste
   For the nameless Immaculate.

A voice cried, "Go where none have gone!
   Dig deeper, deeper yet
Till thou reach the grim foundation stone
   And knock at the keyless gate."

I saw that a falsehood was planted deep
   At the very root of things
Where the grey Sphinx guards God's riddle sleep
   On the Dragon's outspread wings.

I left the surface gauds of mind
   And life's unsatisfied seas
And plunged through the body's alleys blind
   To the nether mysteries.

I have delved through the dumb Earth's dreadful heart
   And heard her black mass' bell.
I have seen the source whence her agonies part
   And the inner reason of hell.

Above me the dragon murmurs moan
   And the goblin voices flit;
I have pierced the Void where Thought was born,
   I have walked in the bottomless pit.

On a desperate stair my feet have trod
   Armoured with boundless peace,
Bringing the fires of the splendour of God
   Into the human abyss.

He who I am was with me still;
   All veils are breaking now.
I have heard His voice and borne His will
   On my vast untroubled brow.

The gulf twixt the depths and the heights is bridged
   And the golden waters pour
Down the sapphire mountain rainbow-ridged
   And glimmer from shore to shore.

Heaven's fire is lit in the breast of the earth
   And the undying suns here burn;
Through a wonder cleft in the bounds of birth
   The incarnate spirits yearn

Like flames to the kingdoms of Truth and Bliss:
   Down a gold-red stairway wend
The radiant children of Paradise
   Clarioning darkness' end.

A little more and the new life's doors
   Shall be carved in silver light
With its aureate roof and mosaic floors
   In a great world bare and bright.

I shall leave my dreams in their argent air,
   For in a raiment of gold and blue
There shall move on the earth embodied and fair
   The living truth of you.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, A God's Labour, 534,


1:Every man is his own hell. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
2:Hell is other people. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
3:Love is a Dog from Hell. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
4:Hell is a half-filled auditorium. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
5:Hell's afloat in lover's tears. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
6:But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
7:Heaven for climate, Hell for society. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
8:Hell is the inability to love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
9:Which is worse, hell or nothing? ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
10:Hell was made for the inquisitive. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
11:In hell there is no retention. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
12:Without literature, life is hell. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
13:Circumstances hell! I make circumstances! ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
14:Hell is other people at breakfast. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
15:The road to hell is paved with adverbs. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
16:Hell is full of musical amateurs. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
17:Then fair is foul and all hell's let loose. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
18:America is laughing her way to Hell. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
19:Heaven & Hell are both creations of desire. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
20:The doors of hell are locked from the inside! ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
21:Maybe this world is another planet's Hell. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
22:God hides the fires of hell within paradise. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
23:Heaven will display far more variety than Hell. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
24:In hope to merit heaven by making earth a hell. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
25:Man have to have friends even in hell. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
26:A wall is a hell of a lot better than a war. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
27:If there is a God what the hell is He for? ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
28:There's only one way to work - like hell. ~ bette-davis, @wisdomtrove
29:If you are going through hell, keep going. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
30:May Heaven exist, even if my place is Hell. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
31:To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
32:The road to hell is paved with good intentions. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
33:Where does your soul go, when you die in Hell? ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
34:Bad people don't go to hell, they are already there. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
35:If you're going through hell, don't stop, keep moving! ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
36:There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
37:To hell with luck. I'll bring the luck with me. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
38:Unlove's the heavenless hell and the homeless home. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
39:Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
40:If heat rises, then heaven must be hotter than hell ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
41:Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
42:We make our own hell out of the people around us. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
43:Many pass for saints on earth whose souls are in hell. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
44:It irritates the hell out of me but you can't buy love. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
45:My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
46:The road to Hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
47:To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don't let it. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
48:Whatever the hell happens, say, "This is what I need.” ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
49:All you may know of heaven or hell is within your own self. ~ edgar-cayce, @wisdomtrove
50:An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
51:Goodness can be found sometimes in the middle of hell. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
52:Self-love and the love of the world constitute hell. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
53:To hell with the Constitution when people want coal! ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
54:We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
55:When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
56:You ain't worth a greased lack pin to ram you into hell. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
57:It is a hell of a thing to be hungry in your own house. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
58:Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts. ~ voltaire, @wisdomtrove
59:Suicide takes some doing, with maybe pain and maybe hell. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
60:The longer we stay in Hell, the more we become attached to it. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
61:Every wolf's and lion's howl Raises from Hell a human soul. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
62:If there were no hell, the loss of heaven would be hell. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
63:I tell you such fine music waits in the shadows of hell. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
64:If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
65:There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
66:Anger and hatred are the materials from which hell is made. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
67:Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
68:Marriage is neither heaven nor hell it is simply purgatory. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
69:To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
70:We're all going overnight express delivery straight to Hell. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
71:A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
72:Faith is what is left after all your beliefs have been blown to hell. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
73:I'm going to let God be the judge of who goes to heaven and hell. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
74:It is better; heavier, crueler. The mouth you wear for hell. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
75:Never envy a man his lady. Behind it all lays a living hell. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
76:No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell! ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
77:True devotion is for itself: not to desire heaven nor to fear hell. ~ rabia-basri, @wisdomtrove
78:Ever notice how &
79:Good people end up in Hell because they can't forgive themselves. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
80:Heaven is real and hell is real, and eternity is but a breath away. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
81:The definition of hell is a place where nothing connects with nothing. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
82:Hell is a place, a time, a consciousness, in which there is no love. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
83:I had rather be in hell with Christ, than be in heaven without him. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
84:When you put your feet on the floor every morning, Hell should shake! ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
85:Cold, hungry, scared as hell inside, but too damn brave to admit it. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
86:I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
87:Sin and Hell are married unless repentance proclaims the divorce. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
88:After all is said and done, a hell lot of a lot more is said than done. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
89:Chuck Noll is building one hell of a football team up in Pittsburgh. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
90:Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
91:If we had more hell in the pulpit, we would have less hell in the pew. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
92:Work like hell! I had 122 rejection slips before I sold a story. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
93:Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can hurt like hell. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
94:One must look into hell before one has any right to speak of heaven. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
95:When I die I won't go to heaven or hell; there will just be nothingness. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
96:No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
97:[On the ringing of her doorbell or telephone:] What fresh hell is this? ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
98:Hell begins with a grumbling mood, always complaining, always blaming others. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
99:Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
100:There are materials enough in every man's mind to make a hell there. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
101:God save us from living in comfort while sinners are sinking into hell! ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
102:I admire the hell out of her. You can't have sex with someone you admire. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
103:I am not like other people.  I am  burning in hell. The hell of myself. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
104:If there are junk yards in hell, love is the dog that guards the gates. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
105:Scorching my seared heart with a pain, not hell shall make me fear again. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
106:You had to get everything exactly right or the editors would give you hell. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
107:Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
108:All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
109:I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
110:The Lord casts no one down in Hell, but the spirit casts himself hither. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
111:But you see, the measure of hell you're able to endure is the measure of your love. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
112:What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
113:Love is heaven and fear is hell. Where you place your attention is where you live. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
114:There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering&
115:Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
116:Heaven but the vision of fulfilled desire, and Hell the shadow from a soul on fire. ~ omar-khayyam, @wisdomtrove
117:It is hardly complimentary to God that we should choose him as an alternative to hell. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
118:As long as a man is alive and out of hell, he cannot have any cause to complain. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
119:Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
120:The wisest thing to do if you’re living in hell is to make yourself comfortable. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
121:A man can't be taken to hell, or sent to hell: you can only get there on your own steam. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
122:If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
123:Quitting is never an option. The cows have to be milked come Hell or High Water. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
124:The descent to hell is easy and those who begin by worshipping power, soon worship evil. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
125:A lifetime of happiness: no man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
126:What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
127:Each man's hell is in a different place: mine is just up and behind my ruined face. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
128:To worship our false selves is to worship nothing. And the worship of nothing is hell. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
129:I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
130:God will never send anybody to hell. If man goes to hell, he goes by his own free choice. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
131:Animals never worry about Heaven or Hell. Neither do I. Maybe that's why we get along. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
132:people in this world who make life a hell for themselves and others by insisting that two ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
133:The hell of these days is the fear of not getting along, especially of not making money. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
134:I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
135:Don't live to please everyone. Embrace those who enjoy your company and to hell with the haters. ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
136:People have no idea what one saint can do: for sanctity is stronger than the whole of hell. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
137:There is no man on Earth or devil in Hell who can keep you from the very best God put in you. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
138:Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
139:Paradise is within you, in your state of no-mind. And hell is also within you, in your very mind. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
140:The hottest fires in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
141:If you can only remain pure in your stupidity, someday you may get a phone call from hell. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
142:Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell. ~ alfred-lord-tennyson, @wisdomtrove
143:Night life is when everybody says what the hell and you do not remember who paid the bill. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
144:Those who escape hell however never talk about it and nothing much bothers them after that ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
145:Satan can make men dance upon the brink of hell as though they were on the verge of heaven. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
146:will be shown, that heaven and hell are from the human race, and that therefore the human ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
147:The whole difficulty of understanding Hell is that the thing to be understood is so nearly nothing. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
148:If a man doesn't want you at your worst, then he sure as hell doesn't deserve you at your best. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
149:It was a thunderingly beautiful experience-voluptuous, sexual, dangerous, and expensive as hell. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
150:Only in this world do we laugh: in hell, it won't be possible; and in heaven, it won't be proper. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
151:A cold, self-righteous prig who goes regularly to church may be far nearer to Hell than a prostitute. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
152:Christianity supplies a Hell for the people who disagree with you and a Heaven for your friends. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
153:If Hell were possible, it would be the shortest cut to the highest heaven. For verily God loveth. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
154:I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
155:The purpose of God isn't to save us from Hell. The purpose of God is to make us like Christ. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
156:I write about rats because they scare the hell out of me. I think we tend to write out our phobias. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
157:That's precisely the question everyone should be asking-why the hell not? - Why not you, why not now. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
158:The most prominent place in hell is reserved for those who are neutral on the great issues of life. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
159:I'm half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium. If I was a dog, I'd be in a hell of a mess! ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
160:Grown old in love from seven till seven times seven,I oft have wished for Hell for ease from Heaven. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
161:Men have feverishly conceived a heaven only to find it insipid, and a hell to find it ridiculous. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
162:Other than heaven, the only place where one's heart is completely safe from the dangers of love is hell. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
163:If we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
164:Morality may keep you out of jail, but it takes the blood of Jesus Christ to keep you out of hell. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
165:Some men can get results if kindly encouraged, but give me the kind that do things in spite of hell. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
166:I'm bad and I'm going to hell, and I don't care. I'd rather be in hell than anywhere where you are. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
167:It is a statistical fact that the wicked work harder to reach hell than the righteous do to enter heaven ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
168:The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
169:To be, you must be nobody. To think yourself to be something, or somebody, is death and hell. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
170:To hell with the Church when it becomes a State and the hell with the State when it becomes a Church. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
171:What is hell?... The suffering that comes from the consciousness that one is no longer able to love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
172:Free enterprise is a rough and competitive game. It is a hell of a lot better than a government monopoly. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
173:He's hell bent for destruction, he's afraid and confused, and his brain has been mismanaged with great skill. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
174:Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
175:The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
176:And I myself, in Rome, heard it said openly in the streets, "If there is a hell, then Rome is built on it. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
177:What was God doing before the divine creation? Was he preparing hell for people who asked such questions? ~ stephen-hawking, @wisdomtrove
178:Death is for many of us the gate of hell; but we are inside on the way out, not outside on the way in. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
179:If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell shouldn't schedule a meeting with me before 10am. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
180:And man's little Life has Duties that are great, that are alone great, and go up to Heaven and down to Hell. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
181:If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
182:Litigation: A form of hell whereby money is transferred from the pockets of the proletariat to that of lawyers. ~ kin-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
183:If your religion does not make you holy, it will damn you. It is simply painted pageantry to go to hell in. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
184:The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
185:The other night I was lying in bed, looking up at the stars, and I wondered, &
186:For the world is Hell, and men are on the one hand the tormented souls and on the other the devils in it. ~ arthur-schopenhauer, @wisdomtrove
187:On the eve of the cross, Jesus made his decision. He would rather go to hell for you than go to heaven without you. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
188:Between us, and Hell or Heaven, there is only life between the two, which is the most fragile thing in the world. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
189:Now I know the things I know, and I do the things I do; and if you do not like me so, to hell, my love, with you! ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
190:From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it. ~ bette-davis, @wisdomtrove
191:He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
192:This world, which has the potential to be Eden, is instead the hell before Hell. In our arrogance, we have made it so. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
193:When you speak of heaven, let your face light up... When you speak of hell well then, your everyday face will do. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
194:All Hell is smaller than one pebble of your earthly world; but it is smaller than one atom of this world, the Real World. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
195:When men talk of a little hell it's because they think they have only a little sin and believe in a little Savior. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
196:From what may anyone be saved? Only from themselves! That is, their individual hell. They dig it with their own desires. ~ edgar-cayce, @wisdomtrove
197:I was in a Printing-house in Hell, and saw the method in which knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
198:Come as you are. If you are the blackest soul out of hell, trust Christ, and that act of trust shall make you clean. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
199:Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
201:Men turn their faces to hell, and hope to get to heaven; why don't they walk into the horsepond, and hope to be dry?. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
202:There are moments when, even to the sober eye of Reason, the world of our sad humanity must assume the aspect of Hell. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
203:A spoiled saint, a Pharisee, an inquisitor, or a magician, makes better sport to Hell than a mere common tyrant or debauchee. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
204:Heaven and hell aren’t afterlife rewards for good and bad behaviour, they are states of consciousness we inhabit here and now. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
205:The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
206:Satan does not care whether he drags you down to hell as a Calvinist or as an Arminian, so long as he can get you there. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
207:The Second Amendment! It says you have the right to bear arms, or the right to arm bears, whatever the hell you want to do! ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
208:I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
209:Criminals together. We're in hell, my little friend, and there's never any mistake there. People are not damned for nothing. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
210:Freedom is a ladder: one side of the ladder reaches hell, the other side touches heaven. It is the same ladder; the choice is yours. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
211:Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
212:To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
213:We are in the world to laugh. In purgatory or in hell we shall no longer be able to do so. And in heaven it would not be proper. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
214:He saw you in your own Gethsemane and He didn't want you to be alone..He would rather go to hell for you than to haven without you. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
215:There's a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
216:I need one of those baby monitors from my subconscious to my consciousness so I can know what the hell I'm really thinking about. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
217:Whenever I'm around some who is modest, I think, &
218:I willingly believe that the damned are, in one sense, successful, rebels to the end; that the doors of hell are locked on the inside. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
219:Love is as strong as death, as hard as Hell. Death separates the soul from the body, but love separates all things from the soul. ~ meister-eckhart, @wisdomtrove
220:Magazines are another medium I love, because 95% is simply based on &
221:Some people like destroying for the hell of it; they love destroying beauty; they try to feel those people and then crack the egg. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
222:But I had not quite fixed whether to make him [Don Juan] end in Hell-or in an unhappy marriage,-not knowing which would be the severest. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
223:Life is absolutely balanced between the positive and the negative. Now it is your choice which side you want to be – in heaven or in hell. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
224:Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
225:Whoever teaches differently from what I have taught, or whoever condemns me therein, he condemns God and must remain a child of hell. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
226:You should never try and teach a pig to read for two reasons. First, it's impossible; and secondly, it annoys the hell out of the pig!. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
227:Don't let them fool ya, or even try to school ya! Oh, no! We've got a mind of our own, so go to hell if what you're thinking is not right! ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
228:Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
229:Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
230:Yes, that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
231:Love seeketh only self to please, To bind another to its delight, Joys in another's loss of ease, And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
232:The soul ... is nameless because it is formless. It will neither go to heaven nor [to hell] any more than it will enter this glass. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
233:As a career, the business of an orthodox preacher is about as successful as that of a celluloid dog chasing an asbestos cat through hell. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
234:I would give worlds, if I had them, if The Age of Reason had never been published. O Lord, help! Stay with me! It is hell to be left alone. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
235:The ego is an island in the ocean of Hell. You want to get rid of the Hell but you don’t want to get rid of that island. Then there is trouble. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
236:The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
237:Hell is our creation, and we create hell by trying to do the impossible. Heaven is our nature, it is our spontaneity. It is where we always are. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
238:The angels did not merely sin and lose heaven, but they passed beyond all other beings in sin and made themselves fit denizens for hell. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
239:It seems like we wake up and it's a race until you get to bed. It gets to you after a while and you think, &
240:One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
241:I had a dream my life would be different from this hell I am living, so different from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
242:Sunday is a day given over by Americans to wishing that the themselves were dead and in Heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in Hell. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
243:There is nothing frightening about an eternal dreamless sleep. Surely it is better than eternal torment in Hell and eternal boredom in Heaven. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
244: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
245:The realms of the gods and demons - heaven, purgatory, hell - are of the substance of dreams. Myth, in this view, is the dream of the world. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
246: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
247:Because the world is so full of death and horror, I try again and again to console my heart and pick the flowers that grow in the midst of hell. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
248:I love running cross-country... You come up a hill and see two deer going, &
249:There should be as much difference between the worldling and the Christian, as between hell and heaven, between destruction and eternal life. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
250:I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God. ~ thomas-edison, @wisdomtrove
251:The preaching of Christ is the whip that flogs the devil. The preaching of Christ is the thunderbolt, the sound of which makes all hell shake. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
252:Everyone wants to know why customer service has gone to hell in a handbasket. I want to know why customer behavior has gone to hell in a handbasket. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
253:Failure is a state of mind. It's like one of those sand traps an ant lion digs. You keep sliding back. Takes one hell of a jump to get out of it. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
254:God is love. There is no judgement and there is no separateness. And the only &
255:The book of Genesis, a farrago of nonsense so wholly absurd that even Sunday-school scholars have to be threatened with Hell to make them accept it. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
256:The voice says, maybe you don't go to hell for the things you do. Maybe you go to hell for the things you don't do. The things you don't finish. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
257:Forgiveness is your release from the hell of wanting to know what cannot be known and from wanting to see others suffer because they have hurt you. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
258:Me, I'm still waitin' for Hurricane Ed. Old Ed wouldn't hurt ya, would he? Sounds kinda friendly. &
259:Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid ... Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
260:Hell is oneself, hell is alone, the other figures in it merely projections. There is nothing to escape from and nothing to escape to. One is always alone. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
261:I greatly fear that the universities, unless they teach the Holy Scriptures diligently and impress them on the young students, are wide gates to hell. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
262:One of the most painfully inauthentic ways we show up in our lives sometimes is saying "yes" when we mean "no," and saying "no" when we mean "hell yes." ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
263:Some men, who begin by saying that the world is a hell, often end by saying that it is a heaven when they succeed in the practice of self-control. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
264:What is the function that a clergyman performs in the world? Answer: He gets his living by assuring idiots that he can save them from an imaginary hell. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
265:Anything that God wants you to have, there's no devil in hell and no person on earth that can keep you from having it if you just won't quit and give up. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
266:I have before me God's Word which cannot fail, nor can the gates of hell prevail against it; thereby will I remain, though the whole world be against me. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
267:Forgiveness is your release from the hell of wanting to know what cannot be known and from wanting to see others suffer because they have hurt you. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
268:Yea, Paris is a festive ton - a festive Ton for all! Skate o'er on joy - Thin crust of gilded, polished joy! What matters it if Hell's beneath? ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
269:It's not a question of God &
270:The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don't have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
271:Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of Heaven. Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
272:All my Calvaries were rosy crucifixions, pseudo-tragedies to keep the fires of hell burning brightly for the real sinners who are in danger of being forgotten. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
273:I had a Velcro wallet in a casino. That sound annoyed the hell out of me. Whenever I lost money, and I opened the wallet, it was like the sound of my addiction. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
274:We have been proud and thought we were better than any other race, any other people. Ladies and gentlemen, we are going to stumble into hell because of our pride. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
275:I enjoy the hell out of writing but don't like what follows: promotion and publicity, which I always strive to keep to a minimum, sometimes to my publisher's dismay. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
276:If you want to deserve Hell, you need only stay in bed. The world is iniquity; if you accept it, you are an accomplice, if you change it you are an executioner. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
277:When you play spin the bottle, if they don't want to kiss you they have to give you a quarter. Well, hell, by the time I was twelve years old I owned my own home. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
278:I sent my Soul through the Invisible, Some letter of that After-life to spell: And by and by my Soul return'd to me, And answer'd: &
279:If you suffer it is because of you, if you feel blissful it is because of you. Nobody else is responsible – only you and you alone. You are your hell and your heaven too. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
280:As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity, I collected some of their Proverbs. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
281:At great cost to Himself, God has made it possible for each of us to live with Him eternally. Those who reject God's offer of a heavenly home will be assigned to hell. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
282:Hell and Heaven are near man, yes, in him; and every man after death goes to that Hell or heaven in which he was, or to his spirit, during his abode in the world. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
283:It is Hell, of course, that makes priests powerful, not Heaven, for after thousands of years of so-called civilization fear remains the one common denominator of mankind ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
284:In monasteries, seminaries, retreats and synagogues, they fear hell and seek paradise. Those who know the mysteries of God never let that seed be planted in their souls. ~ omar-khayyam, @wisdomtrove
285:Heaven is the experience of being completely present to all that is, all that you are, and all that you have to give. Are you choosing to live in heaven or suffer in hell? ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
286:Rioting is a childish way of trying to be a man, but it takes time to rise out of the hell of hatred and frustration and accept that to be a man you don't have to riot. ~ abraham-maslow, @wisdomtrove
287:I have spoken so far only of the blissful visionary experience? But visionary experience is not always blissful. It's sometimes terrible. There is hell as well as heaven. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
288:The same fire" (which he decides to be material) " torments the damned in hell and the just in purgatory... The least pain in purgatory exceeds the greatest in this life. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
289:As you look at many people's lives, you see that their suffering is in a way gratifying, for they are comfortable in it. They make their lives a living hell, but a familiar one. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
290:I love my editor, but that would be the definition of hell to me to live with someone and have them go page by page through my manuscript. That I want to avoid at all costs. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
291:The same fire" (which he decides to be material) " torments the damned in hell and the just in purgatory... The least pain in purgatory exceeds the greatest in this life. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
292: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
293:I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
294:So let me get this straight. You find yourself in the kitchen. You see an éclair in the receptacle... and you think to yourself: "What the hell, I'll just eat some trash." ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
295:New York is a different country. Maybe it ought to have a separate government. Everybody thinks differently, they just don't know what the hell the rest of the United States is. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
296:Not sharp revenge, nor hell itself can find, A fiercer torment than a guilty mind, Which day and night doth dreadfully accuse, Condemns the wretch, and still the charge renews. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
297:The fire of hell is called eternal, only because it never ends. Still, there is change in the pains of the lost... Hence in hell true eternity does not exist, but rather time. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
298:Think lightly of hell, and you will think lightly of the cross. Think little of the sufferings of lost souls, and you will soon think little of the Savior who delivers them. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
299:Do you know something? The minute that blood sacrifice was accepted, Jesus was the first human being that was ever born again. Now that was real - it happened when he was in Hell. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
300:Drunkards are doomed to hell, so men declare, Believe it not, 'tis but a foolish scare; Heaven will be empty as this hand of mine, If none who love good drink find entrance there ~ omar-khayyam, @wisdomtrove
301:So that is what hell is. I would never have believed it. You remember: the fire and brimstone, the torture. Ah! the farce. There is no need for torture: Hell is other people. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
302:The fire of hell is called eternal, only because it never ends. Still, there is change in the pains of the lost... Hence in hell true eternity does not exist, but rather time. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
303:Nothing is so stifling as symmetry. Symmetry is boredom, the quintessence of mourning. Despair yawns. There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering - a hell of boredom. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
304:The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
305:If you want to help people, if you care, go to the cities. The city is where the pain is the greatest - and the cities are a hell of a lot of fun if you like art, movies and plays. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
306:Men talk of heaven, - there is no heaven but here; Men talk of hell, - there is no hell but here; Men of hereafters talk and future lives, - O love, there is no other life - but here. ~ omar-khayyam, @wisdomtrove
307:The choice of every lost soul can be expressed in the words "Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven." There is always something they insist on keeping, even at the price of misery. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
308:The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of Angels and God, and at liberty when of Devils and Hell, is because he was a true poet and of the Devil's party without knowing it. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
309:If America does not use her vast resources of wealth to end poverty and make it possible for all of God's children to have the basic necessities of life, she too will go to hell. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
310:The white light is the joker in the deck. It creates transmutations that are completely unpredictable, which is what makes it fun, which is why it scares the hell out of most people. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
311:There is no hope of anyone going to Heaven unless they believe this truth I am presenting. You cannot go to Heaven unless you believe with all your heart that Jesus took your place in Hell. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
312:I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality. There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
313:There are depths in man that go to the lowest hell, and heights that reach the highest heaven, for are not both heaven and hell made out of him, everlasting miracle and mystery that he is. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
314:The man who is seriously convinced that he deserves hell is not likely to go there, while the man who believes that he is worthy of heaven will certainly never enter that blessed place. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
315:I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is there I shall be also! ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
316:As long as you represent me as praising alcohol I shall not complain. It is, I believe, the greatest of human inventions, and by far - much greater than Hell, the radio or the bichloride tablet. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
317:I will call no being good who is not what I mean when I apply that epithet to my fellow creatures; and if such a creature can sentence me to hell for not so calling him, to hell I will go . ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
318:I am conscious of the fact that the subject of hell is not a very pleasant one. It is very unpopular, controversial and misunderstood... . As a minister, I must deal with it. I cannot ignore it. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
319:If I were the treasury secretary or head of the Fed, you know, I would try to scare the hell the out of the private sector and say, you better save this because you're going down with the ship. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
320:I think earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, only a region in Hell; and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
321:The offering of [the body] is called a spiritual sacrifice because it is freely sacrificed through the Spirit, the Christian being uninfluenced by the constrainst of the Low or the fear of hell. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
322:The sermon which does not lead to Christ, or of which Jesus Christ is not the top and the bottom, is a sort of sermon that will make the devils in hell laugh, but make the angels of God weep. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
323:I've talked to you on a number of occasions about the economic problems our nation faces, and I am prepared to tell you it's in a hell of a mess-we're not connected to the press room yet, are we? ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
324:Kant was probably the worst writer ever heard of on earth before Karl Marx. Some of his ideas were really quite simple, but he always managed to make them seem unintelligible. I hope he is in Hell. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
325:The smallest atom of truth represents some man's bitter toil and agony; for every ponderable chunk of it there is a brave truth-seeker's grave upon some lonely ash-dump and a soul roasting in hell. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
326:In the airport, luggage-laden people rush hither and yon through endless corridors, like souls to each of whom the devil has furnished a different, inaccurate map of the escape route from hell. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
327:When a person is going through hell, and she encounters someone who went through hellish hell and survived, then she can say, &
328:Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
329:When you speak of heaven, let your face light up; let it be irradiated by a heavenly gleam; let your eyes shine with reflected glory. But when you speak of hell, your ordinary expression will do. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
330:I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
331:If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word - prayer. Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
332:America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
333:To enter heaven is to become more human than you ever succeeded in being on earth; to enter hell is to be banished from humanity. What is cast (or casts itself) into hell is not a man: it is &
334:God! if I worship Thee in fear of Hell, burn me in Hell; and if I worship Thee in hope of Paradise, exclude me from Paradise; but if I worship Thee for Thine own sake, withhold not thine everlasting beauty. ~ rabia-basri, @wisdomtrove
335:I have nothing but contempt for you idiotic chosen ones who have the heart to rejoice when there are the damned in Hell and the poor on earth; as for me, I am on the side of men and I will not leave it. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
336:To hell, to hell with balance! I break glasses; I want to burn, even if I break myself. I want to live only for ecstasy. I’m neurotic, perverted, destructive, fiery, dangerous - lava, inflammable, unrestrained. ~ anais-nin, @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:I believe there's a heaven you know. Afterwards, there's, you know, a place called hell. And I believe it's when we have a relationship with God and his son Jesus and that's what the Bible teaches us. I believe it. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
339:It's amazing - you may not realize it, but so much of what you are not is because you are literally standing in your own way of becoming. And what I'm pleading with you about is, get the hell out of your own way. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
340:Evolution can go to hell as far as I am concerned. What a mistake we are. We have mortally wounded this sweet life-supporting planet - the only one in the whole Milky Way - with a century of transportation whoopee. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
341:I want to put out the fires of Hell, and burn down the rewards of Paradise. They block the way to Allah. I do not want to worship from fear of punishment or for the promise of reward, but simply for the love of Allah. ~ rabia-basri, @wisdomtrove
342:Shall we keep men in a fool's paradise? Shall we lull them into soft slumbers from which they will awake in hell? Are we to become helpers of their damnation by our smooth speeches? In the name of God, we will not! ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
343:Some people, when they use the word &
344:If in this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true; this I have learnt after suffering all my life; all else is mere moonshine. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
345:The human race is the seminary of heaven, will appear from a subsequent article, in which it will be shown, that heaven and hell are from the human race, and that therefore the human race is the seminary of heaven. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
346:Belief in heaven and hell is a big deal in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and some forms of doctrinaire Buddhism. For the rest of us it's simply meaningless. We don't live in order to die, we live in order to live. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
347:Every few years, I think, &
348:There is one very serious defect to my mind in Christ's moral character, and that is that He believed in hell. I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
349:A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
350:The Vision of Christ that thou dost see, Is my vision's greatest enemy. Thine is the Friend of all Mankind, Mine speaks in Parables to the blind. Thine loves the same world that mine hates, Thy heaven-doors are my hell gates. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
351:First, God does not send people to hell. He simply honors their choice. Hell is the ultimate expression of God's high regard for the dignity of man. He has never forced us to choose Him, even when that means we would choose Hell. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
352:There's no use wasting are energy being afraid of the devils, demons and things that go bump in the night... Because ultimately we'll never encounter anything more terrifying than the monster among us. Hell is where we make it. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
353: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
354:Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife underhand into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all the furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
355:There is nothing more beautiful than a warrior woman standing in her power, courage, and confidence. From this place of strength, she is capable of loving the world in a way that transforms pain into promise…and hell into heaven. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
356:Totally without hope one cannot live. To live without hope is to cease to live. Hell is hopelessness. It is no accident that above the entrance to Dante's hell is the inscription: "Leave behind all hope, you who enter here." ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
357:Obviously, circumstances alone do not make us happy or unhappy. It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings. Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is within you. That is where the kingdom of hell is, too. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
358:A Tibetan Lama said to me, "The best place to stand, Ram Dass, is halfway between hope and hopelessness." So I can write a scenario for the 21st century in either direction. One is that it all goes to hell and that it's truly the dark age. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
359:To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will most certainly be wrung and possibly broken ... The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
360:We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
361:Ulysses ... is a dogged attempt to cover the universe with mud, an inverted Victorianism, an attempt to make crossness and dirt succeed where sweetness and light failed, a simplification of the human character in the interests of Hell. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
362:World, death, devil, hell, away and leave me in peace! You have no hold on me. If you will not let me live, then I will die. But you won't succeed in that. Chop my head off, and it won't harm me. I have a God who will give me a new one. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
363:On a traffic light green means &
364:The good Christian should beware the mathematician and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of hell. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
365:We know how rough the road will be, how heavy here the load will be, we know about the barricades that wait along the track, but we have set our soul ahead upon a certain goal ahead and nothing left from hell to sky shall ever turn us back. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
366:Individuals seem to have reached their walls and so has the entire human race. Whatever isn't working, isn't life-producing, isn't producing love for ourselves or others, is going to have to go now. Or, literally, there will be hell to pay. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
367:God rose up from His throne and said to demon powers tormenting the sinless Son of God, &
368:To be able to say: I loved this person, we had a hell of a nice time together, it's over but in a way it will never be over and I do know that I for sure loved this person, to be able to say that and mean it, that's rare. That's rare and valuable. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
369:Genius? Nothing! Sticking to it is the genius! Any other bright-minded fellow can accomplish just as much if he will stick like hell and remember nothing that's any good works by itself. You've got to make the damn thing work! I failed my way to success. ~ thomas-edison, @wisdomtrove
370:On conflicts, generally speaking, the world is a hell of a lot better to live in today than it was thirty years ago, despite what's going on in Syria. There are definitely hopeful signs that the world is moving, decade by decade, in the right direction. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
371:I spend a hell of a lot of time killing animals and fish so I wouldn't kill myself. When a man is in rebellion against death, as I am in rebellion against death, he gets pleasure out of taking to himself one of the godlike attributes; that of giving it. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
372:Hydrogen selenide, I decided, was perhaps the worst smell in the world. But hydrogen telluride came close, was also a smell from hell. An up-to-date hell, I decided, would have not just rivers of fiery brimstone, but lakes of boiling selenium and tellurium, too. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
373:That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
374:Most of us are convinced that we are our egos, which is who we think we are. The ego is part of our incarnation. It dies with the body, which is why we are so afraid of death. Death scares the hell out of who you think you are, especially if you think you are this body. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
375:All the religions known in the world are founded, so far as they relate to man or the unity of man, as being all of one degree. Whether in heaven or in hell, or in whatever state man may be supposed to exist hereafter, the good and the bad are the only distinctions. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
376: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
377:The demand of the loveless and the self-imprisoned that they should be allowed to blackmail the universe: that till they consent to be happy (on their own terms) no one else shall taste joy: that theirs should be the final power; that Hell should be able to veto Heaven. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
378:In the Christian world... it is believed that angels were created at the beginning, and that heaven was formed of them; and that the Devil or Satan was an angel of light, who, becoming rebellions, was cast down with his crew, and that this was the origin of hell. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
379:I do believe 50 is the new 40 and 60 is the new 50. Hell, maybe 60 can be the new 40, I don't know. I believe that when we give ourselves permission, we can live with an excitement and heat and passion that most women in previous generations were unable to attain. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
380:A creative life is an amplified life. It's a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner-continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you-is a fine art, in and of itself. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
381:If I asked you about love, you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
382:Take care of the problems now, or else you'll just have to suffer again later when you scew everything up the next time. And that repetition of suffering - that's hell.  Moving out of that endless repetition to a new level of understand - there's where you'll find heaven. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
383:How can anyone lose who chooses to become a Christian? If, when he dies, there turns out to be no God and his faith was in vain, he has lost nothing... If, however, there is a God and a heaven and a hell. then he has gained heaven and his skeptical friends have lost everything. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
384:Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn't exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn't wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
385:You can decide to invade Russia at dinner, pick Waterloo for battle on a whim. It's the details, the small stuff. Its easy to gamble a million lives. Whats hard is to see how that can hurt one single person. And if you cant keep that straight, hell, you'll lose your humanity. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
386:There is no doctrine which I would more willingly remove from Christianity than the doctrine of hell, if it lay in my power. But it has the support of Scripture and, especially, of our Lord's own words; it has always been held by the Christian Church, and it has the support of reason. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
387:Although the time of death is approaching me, I am not afraid of dying and going to Hell or (what would be considerably worse) going to the popularized version of Heaven. I expect death to be nothingness and, for removing me from all possible fears of death, I am thankful to atheism. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
388:There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a Dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And You are but a Thought — a vagrant Thought, a useless Thought, a homeless Thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
389:For those of us who have been thrown into hell, mysterious melodies and the torturing images of a vanished beauty will always bring us, in the midst of crime and folly, the echo of that harmonious insurrection which bears witness, throughout the centuries, to the greatness of humanity. ~ albert-camus, @wisdomtrove
390:As an adult, I'm not supposed to go down slides. So if I'm at the top of a slide, I have to pretend that I got there accidentally. "How the hell did I get up here? I guess I have to slide down. Whee!" That's what you say when you're having fun. You refer to yourself and some other people. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
391:Forbid the day when vivisection shall be practised in every college and school, and when the man of science, looking forth over a world which will then own no other sway than his, shall exult in the thought that he has made of this fair earth, if not a heaven, at least a hell for animals. ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
392:To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect on me is to live on the doorstep of hell. Selfishness is doomed to frustration centered as it is upon a lie. To live exclusively for myself, I must make all things bend themselves to my will as if I were a god. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
393:Hell is a state of mind - ye never said a truer word. And every state of mind, left to itself, every shutting up of the creature within the dungeon of its own mind - is, in the end, Hell. But Heaven is not a state of mind. Heaven is reality itself. All that is fully real is Heavenly. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
394:I was laying in bed one night and I thought &
395:Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and God was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later. Born from oblivion; bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into oblivion. There is nothing else. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
396:Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
397:We must make a great difference between God's Word and the word of man. A man's word is a little sound, that flies into the air, and soon vanishes; but the Word of God is greater than heaven and earth, yea, greater than death and hell, for it forms part of the power of God, and endures everlastingly. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
398:A buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad. Such is his power that karma can't hold him. No matter what kind of karma, a buddha transforms it. Heaven and hell are nothing to him. But the awareness of a mortal is dim compared to that of a buddha, who penetrates everything, inside and out. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
399:Well, to admire the hell out of Jesus Christ or of everyone who speaks well. And, well my grandfather said is&
400:Work, my children, work with your whole heart and soul! That is the thing. Mind not the fruit of work. What if you go to hell working for others? That is worth more than to gain heaven by seeking your own salvation... Sri Ramakrishna came and gave his life for the world. I will also sacrifice my life. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
401:Blessed be those happy ages that were strangers to the dreadful fury of these devilish instruments of artillery, whose inventor I am satisfied is now in Hell, receiving the reward of his cursed invention, which is the cause that very often a cowardly base hand takes away the life of the bravest gentleman. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
402:This is not a time to keep the facts from the people-to keep them complacent. To sound the alarm is not to panic but to seek action from an aroused public. For, as the poet Dante once said: &
403:Hell is probably quite similar to most Paris bistros ... a bit overheated, somewhat too crowded, and a little too noisy for my tastes. The waiters will surely treat you rudely and the cashiers will always add a few extra francs to your bill but ... and this is the important part ... the food will be marvelous. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
404:A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said wouldn't be a great moral teacher. He'd be either a lunatic on a level with a man who says he's a poached egg or else he'd be the devil of hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
405:I think that hell essentially is separation from God forever. And that is the worst hell that I can think of. But I think people have a hard time believing God is going to allow people to burn in literal fire forever. I think the fire that is mentioned in the Bible is a burning thirst for God that can never be quenched. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
406:Why does that pharmacist have to be two and a half feet higher than everybody else? Who the hell is this guy? "Clear out, everybody. I'm working with pills up here. I'm taking them from this big bottle and then I'm gonna put them in the little bottle. That's my whole job. I can't be down on the floor with you people." ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
407:Be strong! Don't talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! There is salvation only for the brave. Everyone must work out his own salvation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
408:I don't think I can really believe in doomsday; I could hardly believe in rewards and punishments, in heaven or hell. As I wrote down in one of my sonnets - I seem to be always plagiarizing, imitating myself or somebody else for that matter - I think I am quite unworthy of heaven or of hell, and even of immortality. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
409:Man loves his own ruin. The cup is so sweet that though he knows it will poison him, yet he must drink it. And the harlot is so fair, that though he understands that her ways lead down to hell, yet like a bullock he follows to the slaughter till the dart goes through his liver. Man is fascinated and bewitched by sin. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
410:Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100 hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing you know that you will achieve in 4 months what it takes them a year to achieve. ~ elon-musk, @wisdomtrove
411:Every country must have its own devil. Welshland its own, and France its own. Our German devil will be a good wind-pipe, and must be called drinking, being so thirsty and hell-like that no guzzling of wine and beer, however large, will cool it off, and I fear that such will ever remain Germany's plague, until the day of judgment. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
412:I don't think we're capable of knowledge, but I like to keep an open mind. So if you ask me whether I believe in an afterlife or not, whether I believe in God or not, I can only answer you that all things are possible. And if all things are possible, heaven and hell and the angels are also possible. They're not to be ruled out. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
413:I have held and hold souls to be immortal... . Speaking as a Catholic, they do not pass from body to body, but go to paradise, purgatory or hell. But I have reasoned deeply, and, speaking as a philosopher, since the soul is not found without body and yet is not body, it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body. ~ giordano-bruno, @wisdomtrove
414:Has anyone seen me on Letterman? Two million people watch that show and I don't know where they are. You might have seen this next comedian on the Late Show, but I think more people have seen me at the store. That should be my introduction. "You might have seen this next comedian at the store," and people would say "Hell yes I have!" ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
415:I wonder what your idea of heaven would be — A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists. All powerful and members of the best families all drinking themselves to death. And hell would probably an ugly vacuum full of poor polygamists unable to obtain booze or with chronic stomach disorders that they called secret sorrows. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
416:Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, its beauties and cruelties; it accepts certain sufferings as matters of course, puts up patiently with certain evils. Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
417:Never had I understood that I command, with absolute authority, the ship of my life! I decide its mission and rules and discipline, at my word waits every tool and sail, every cannon, the strength of every soul on board. I'm master of a team of passionate skills to sail me through hell's own jaws the second I nod the direction to steer. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
418:Life may not be exactly pleasant, but it is at least not dull. Heave yourself into Hell today, and you may miss, tomorrow or next day, another Scopes trial, or another War to End War, or perchance a rich and buxom widow with all her first husband's clothes. There are always more Hardings hatching. I advocate hanging on as long as possible. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
419:One of the most painfully inauthentic ways we show up in our lives sometimes is saying "yes" when we mean "no," and saying "no" when we mean "hell yes." I'm the oldest of four, a people-pleaser - that's the good girl straitjacket that I wear sometimes. I spent a lot of my life saying yes all the time and then being pissed off and resentful. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
420:If you get a drill and drill down 5km beneath the ground, it's teeming with life - millions of tiny living fossils. They resemble the earliest life forms and suggest that life started under the Ground. The bible talks of Eden as a sunny parkland with white fluffy clouds, but it probably ascended from the region that we now associate with Hell. ~ paul-davies, @wisdomtrove
421:There are no infidels anywhere but on earth: there are none in heaven, and there are none in hell. Atheism is a strange thing. Even the devils never fell into that vice, for the devils believe and tremble. And there are some of the devil's children that have gone beyond their father in sin, but how will it look when they are for ever lost? ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
422:There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
423:Always leave people with a solution; the heaven if you do versus the hell if you don't. If you're really skillful you can put the person into the future solution. Shoaff used to say, &
424:I won't telephone him. I'll never telephone him again as long as I live. He'll rot in hell, before I'll call him up. You don't have to give me strength, God; I have it myself. If he wanted me, he could get me. He knows where I am. He knows I'm waiting here. He's so sure of me, so sure. I wonder why they hate you, as soon as they are sure of you. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
425:A fiery shield is God's Word; of more substance and purer than gold, which, tried in the fire, loses nought of its substance, but resists and overcomes all the fury of the fiery heat; even so, he that believes God's Word overcomes all, and remains secure everlastingly, against all misfortunes; for this shield fears nothing, neither hell nor the devil. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
426:I am much afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures, and engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which means are not unceasingly occupied with the Word of God must be corrupt. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
427:There was once a professor of law who said to his students. When you are fighting a case, if you have facts on your side hammer them into the jury, and if you have the law on your side hammer it into the judge. But if you have neither the facts nor the law, asked one of his listeners? Then hammer the hell into the table, answered the professor. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
428:All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let's get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States - and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death! ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
429:I don't want to be classed as a humorist. It makes me feel guilty. I've never read a good tough quotable female humorist, and I never was one myself. I couldn't do it. A "smartcracker" they called me, and that makes me sick and unhappy. There's a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
430:Once, when a religionist denounced me in unmeasured terms, I sent him a card saying, "I am sure you believe that I will go to hell when I die, and that once there I will suffer all the pains and tortures the sadistic ingenuity of your deity can devise and that this torture will continue forever. Isn't that enough for you? Do you have to call me bad names in addition?" ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
431:There's a wise saying: make your hobby your source of income. Then there's no such thing as work, and there's no such thing as getting tired. That's been my own experience. I did just what I wanted to do. It takes a little courage at first, because who the hell wants you to do just what you want to do; they've all got lots of plans for you. But you can make it happen. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
432:And once we have the condition of peace and joy in us, we can afford to be in any situation. Even in the situation of hell, we will be able to contribute our peace and serenity. The most important thing is for each of us to have some freedom in our heart, some stability in our heart, some peace in our heart. Only then will we be able to relieve the suffering around us. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
433:By God and upon my conscience, said the devil, I never observed it, for my mind is occupied with so many different things that I was forgetting the main thing I came about. This demon must be an honest fellow and a good Christian, said Sancho; for if he wasn't he wouldn't swear by God and his conscience; I feel sure now there must be good souls even in hell itself. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
434:He that can toy with his ministry and count it to be like a trade, or like any other profession, was never called of God. But he that has a charge pressing on his heart, and a woe ringing in his ear, and preaches as though he heard the cried of hell behind him, and saw his God looking down on him-oh, how that man entreats the Lord that his hearers may not hear in vain! ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
435:I was at a bar, and this guy bumped into me, and he did not apologize, and he said, "Move!" I thought that was rude, so I said, "Go to hell!" Then I started to run. He caught up to me. He had a mustache, a goatee, a pair of earrings, sunglasses, a ponytail and he was wearing a hat. He said, "Hey, you got a lot of nerve!" I said, "Hey, you got a lot of... cranium accessories!" ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
436:If I were a physics teacher or a science teacher, it'd be on my mind all the time as how the hell we really got this way. It's a perfectly natural human thought and, okay, if you go into the science class you can't think this. Well, alright, as soon as you leave you can start thinking about it again without giving aid and comfort to the lunatic fringe of the Christian religion. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
437:Oh, my brothers and sisters in Christ, if sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies; and if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay, and not madly to destroy themselves. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
438:I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of nuclear annihilation... I believe that even amid today's mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow... I still believe that one day mankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
439:The chief deficiency I see in the skeptical movement is its polarization: Us vs. Them - the sense that we have a monopoly on the truth; that those other people who believe in all these stupid doctrines are morons; that if you're sensible, you'll listen to us; and if not, to hell with you. This is nonconstructive. It does not get our message across. It condemns us to permanent minority status. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
440:In the long run the answer to all those who object to the doctrine of hell, is itself a question: What are you asking God to do? To wipe out their past sins and, at all costs, to give them a fresh start, smoothing every difficulty and offering every miraculous help? But He has done so, on Calvary. To forgive them? They will not be forgiven. To leave them alone? Alas, I am afraid that is what He does. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
441:You will say these are very small sins... [But] it does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one&
442:A movie is only enjoyable when I enter into the illusion, because then it moves and thrills me. Likewise, life only moves and thrills me when I enter into the illusion of separateness. Yet I don’t want to be completely lost in the story of life any more than I want to be lost in a movie, as that would be hell. I want to both enter into the drama and have the tacit knowledge of being a detached observer. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
443:I wish neither to possess nor to be possessed. I no longer covet &
444:I think the people already know what they're doing wrong, and I certainly believe in Hell. But to me, when I see thousands of people before me, it just doesn't come out of me to say, &
445:People who have intended and loved what is evil in the world intend and love what is evil in the other life, and then they no longer allow themselves to be led away from it. This is why people who are absorbed in evil are connected to hell and actually are there in spirit; and after death they crave above all to be where their evil is. So after death, it is we, not the Lord, who cast ourselves into hell. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
446:There's little in taking or giving, There's little in water or wine: This living, this living, this living, Was never a project of mine. Oh, hard is the struggle, and sparse is The gain of the one at the top, For art is a form of catharsis, And love is a permanent flop, And work is the province of cattle, And rest's for a clam in a shell, So I'm thinking of throwing the battle - Would you kindly direct me to hell? ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
447:I mean you know at midnight everything is going to turn to pumpkins and mice; right? But if the evening goes along, I mean, you know, the guys look better all the time, the music sounds better, it's more and more fun, you think why the hell should I leave at quarter of 12. I'll leave at two minutes to 12. But the trouble is, there are no clocks on the wall. And everybody thinks they're going to leave at two minutes to 12. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
448:If you can sin and not weep over it, you are an heir of Hell. If you can go into sin, and afterwards feel satisfied to have done so, you are on the road to destruction. If there are no prickings of conscience, no inward torments, no bleeding wounds; if you have no throbs and heavings of a bosom that cannot rest; if your soul never feels filled with wormwood and gall when you know you have done evil, you are no child of God. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
449:I say the same of humility and of all the virtues; the wiles of the devil are terrible, he will run a thousand times round hell if by so doing he can make us believe that we have a single virtue which we have not. And he is right, for such ideas are very harmful, and such imaginary virtues, when they come from this source, are never unaccompanied by vainglory; just as those which God gives are free both from this and from pride. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
450:I asked, What does a religion need to be like in order to save people?” They said, We are going to divide this question into a number of subquestions. Before we have come to conclusions on these we will not be able to give a reply to your question. The points for discussion will be the following. (1) Is religion anything? (2) Does salvation exist or not? (3) Is one religion more effective than another? (4) Do heaven and hell exist?” ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
451:The man who boasts that he habitually tells the truth is simply a man with no respect for it. It is not a thing to be thrown about loosely, like small change; it is something to be cherished and hoarded and disbursed only when absolutely necessary. The smallest atom of truth represents some man's bitter toil and agony; for every ponderable chunk of it there is a brave truth-seeker's grave upon some lonely ash-dump and a soul roasting in Hell. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
452:She had been so wicked that in all her life she had done only one good deed-given an onion to a beggar. So she went to hell. As she lay in torment she saw the onion, lowered down from heaven by an angel. She caught hold of it. He began to pull her up. The other damned saw what was happening and caught hold of it too. She was indignant and cried, "Let go-it's my onion," and as soon as she said, "my onion," the stalk broke and she fell back into the flames. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
453:On Christ, and what he has done, my soul hangs for time and eternity. And if your soul also hangs there, it will be saved as surely as mine shall be. And if you are lost trusting in Christ, I will be lost with you and will go to hell with you. I must do so, for I have nothing else to rely upon but the fact that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lived, died, was buried, rose again, went to heaven, and still lives and pleads for sinners at the right hand of God. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
454:We've tended in our cosmologies to make things familiar. Despite all our best efforts, we've not been very inventive. In the West, Heaven is placid and fluffy, and Hell is like the inside of a volcano. In many stories, both realms are governed by dominance hierarchies headed by gods or devils. Monotheists talked about the king of kings. In every culture we imagined something like our own political system running the Universe. Few found the similarity suspicious. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
455:There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day. Night life is when you get up with a hangover in the morning. Night life is when everybody says what the hell and you do not remember who paid the bill. Night life goes round and round and you look at the wall to make it stop. Night life comes out of a bottle and goes into a jar. If you think how much are the drinks it is not night life. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
456:Human beings have got a lot of good, noble impulses inside them, and most people want to be good and do more good than they do evil. Hell, we've had nuclear weapons now for thirty or thirty-five years and nothing's happened yet. That in itself seems to be a miracle. If Reagan pushes the button or somebody pushes the button in Russia or somebody pushes it in Costa Rica, they can put a big tombstone in outer space that says, "We gave it a good try." Because we have. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
457: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
458:We live in a self-organizing and self-correcting universe. For every problem, there is a potentially miraculous solution. A closed heart deflects the miracle, while an open heart brings it forth... .In every moment, we make a choice between the heavenly awareness of our connection to all living things, or the hell of the delusion that we are separate and alone. The mind will manufacture according to our choice; whichever we choose, we will seem to experience. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
459:The Bible indicates that for three days, Jesus went into the very depths of hell. Right into the enemy's own territory. And He did battle with Satan face to face. Can you imagine what a show down that was? It was good vs. evil. Right vs. wrong. Holiness vs. filth. Here are the two most powerful forces in the universe have come together to do battle for the first time in history. But thank God. The Bible says, "Satan was no match for our Champion". This was no contest. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
460:Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. Never drink when you are wretched without it, or you will be like the grey-faced gin-drinker in the slum; but drink when you would be happy without it, and you will be like the laughing peasant of Italy. Never drink because you need it, for this is rational drinking, and the way to death and hell. But drink because you do not need it, for this is irrational drinking, and the ancient health of the world. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
461:Comparison with something that is better is the thief of joy. Comparison with something that is worse is a joy - full of relief and gratitude! You cannot always choose what happens to you or your circumstances but you can always choose your attitude by what you choose to compare your experiences or circumstances to and therefore how you will feel!! We can make any experience either a heaven or a hell by what we compare it to. Our emotions are &
462:The devil is no fool. He can get people feeling about heaven the way they ought to feel about hell. He can make them fear the means of grace the way they do not fear sin. And he does so, not by light but by obscurity, not by realities but by shadows; not by clarity and substance, but by dreams and the creatures of psychosis. And men are so poor in intellect that a few cold chills down their spine will be enough to keep them from ever finding out the truth about anything. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
463:But the fundamentalists, the "creationists," seize upon these vacancies in the scientific hotel to pack the conferences with their delegates. They see the opening-creativity is an absolute-and they equate that absolute with their mythic god, and they stuff this god with all the characteristics that promote their own egoic inclinations, starting with the fact that if you don't believe in this particular god, you fry in hell forever, which is not exactly a generous view of Spirit. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
464:A bouquet of clumsy words: you know that place between sleep and awake where you're still dreaming but it's slowly slipping? I wish we could feel like that more often. I also wish I could click my fingers three times and be transported to anywhere I like. I wish that people didn't always say &
465:In the ancient world individuals have sold themselves as slaves, in order to eat. So in society. Here is a witch-doctor who can save us from the sorcerers - a war-lord who can save us from the barbarians - a Church that can save us from Hell. Give them what they ask, give ourselves to them bound and blindfold, if only they will! Perhaps the terrible bargain will be made again. We cannot blame men for making it. We can hardly wish them not to. Yet we can hardly bear that they should. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
466:... the loss of belief in future states is politically, though certainly not spiritually, the most significant distinction betweenour present period and the centuries before. And this loss is definite. For no matter how religious our world may turn again, or how much authentic faith still exists in it, or how deeply our moral values may be rooted in our religious systems, the fear of hell is no longer among the motives which would prevent or stimulate the actions of a majority. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
467:Now whether you like it or not, whether you want to admit it or not, whether you want to operate on it or not, you are made the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ. Most people who go to denominational churches never ever hear that! They never hear it! Never! All I was ever taught to say was, &
468:The action of Pity leaps quicker than light from the highest place to the lowest to bring healing and joy, whatever the cost to itself. It changes darkness into light and evil into good. But it will not, at the cunning tears of Hell, impose on good the tyranny of evil. Every disease that submits to a cure shall be cured: but we will not call blue yellow to please those who insist on having jaundice, nor make a midden of the world's garden for the sake of some who cannot abide the smell of roses. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
469:Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid ... Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
470:Hell, I'd even failed with women. Three wives. Nothing really wrong each time. It all got destroyed by petty bickering. Railing about nothing. Getting pissed-off over anything and everything. Day by day, year by year, grinding. Instead of helping each other you just sliced away, picked at this or that. Goading. Endless goading. It became a cheap contest. And once you got into it, it became habitual. You couldn't seem to get out. You almost didn't want to get out. And then you did get out. All the way. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
471:Either Christianity is true or it's false. If you bet that it's true, and you believe in God and submit to Him, then if it IS true, you've gained God, heaven, and everything else. If it's false, you've lost nothing, but you've had a good life marked by peace and the illusion that ultimately, everything makes sense. If you bet that Christianity is not true, and it's false, you've lost nothing. But if you bet that it's false, and it turns out to be true, you've lost everything and you get to spend eternity in hell. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
472:When thou diest, thy soul will be tormented alone; that will be a hell for it, but at the day of judgment they body will join thy soul, and then thou wilt have twin hells, thy soul sweating drops of blood, and thy body suffused with agony. In fire exactly like that which we have on earth thy body will lie, asbestos-like, forever unconsumed, all they veins roads for the feet of pain to travel on, every nerve a string on which the devil shall forever play his diabolical tune of &
473:Sleepy Christian, let me shout in thine ears: thou are sleeping while souls are being lost, sleeping while men are being damned, sleeping while hell is being peopled, sleeping while Christ is being dishonored, sleeping while the devil is grinning at thy sleepy face, sleeping while demons are dancing round thy slumbering carcass, and telling it in hell that a Christian is asleep. You will never catch the devil asleep; let not the devil catch you asleep.  Watch, and be sober, that ye may be always up to do your duty. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
474:God knows instantly and effortlessly all matter and all matters, all mind and every mind, all spirit and all spirits, all being and every being, all creaturehood and all creatures, every plurality and all pluralities, all law and every law, all relations, all causes, all thoughts, all mysteries, all enigmas, all feeling, all desires, every unuttered secret, all thrones and dominions, all personalities, all things visible and invisible in heaven and in earth, motion, space, time, life, death, good, evil, heaven, and hell. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
475:Ho, Ho, Sir Surgeon. You are too delicate to tell the man that he is ill. You hope to heal the sick without their knowing it. You therefore flatter them. And what happens? They laugh at you. They dance upon their own graves and at last they die. Your delicacy is cruelty, your flatteries are poisons you are a murderer. Shall we keep men in a fool's paradise? Shall we lull them into soft slumber from which they will awake in hell? Are we to become helpers of their damnation by our smooth speeches? In the name of God we will not. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
476:There's nothing to stop a man from writing unless that man stops himself. If a man truly desires to write, then he will. Rejection and ridicule will only strengthen him. And the longer he is held back the stronger he will become, like a mass of rising water against a dam. There is no losing in writing, it will make your toes laugh as you sleep, it will make you stride like a tiger, it will fire the eye and put you face to face with death. You will die a fighter, you will be honored in hell. The luck of the word. Go with it, send it. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
477:It hath been said, that there is of nothing so much in hell as of self-will. The which is true, for there is nothing else there than self-will, and if there were no self-will, there would be no Devil and no hell. When it is said that Lucifer fell from Heaven, and turned away from God and the like, it meaneth nothing else than that he would have his own will, and would not be at one with the Eternal Will. So was it likewise with Adam in Paradise. And when we say Self-will, we mean, to will otherwise than as the One and Eternal Will of God willeth. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
478:Christian morality (so called) has all the characters of a reaction... . In its horror of sensuality, it made an idol of asceticism, which has been gradually compromised away into one of legality. It holds out the hope of heaven and the threat of hell, as the appointed and appropriate motives to a virtuous life - in this falling far below the best of the ancients, and doing what lies in it to give to human morality an essentially selfish character... . It is essentially a doctrine of passive obedience; it inculcates submission to all authorities found established. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
479:The man who abides in the will of God wills nothing else than what God is, and what He wills. If he were ill he would not wish to be well. If he really abides in God's will, all pain is to him a joy, all complication, simple: yea, even the pains of hell would be a joy to him. He is free and gone out from himself, and from all that he receives, he must be free. If my eye is to discern colour, it must itself be free from all colour. The eye with which I see God is the same with which God sees me. My eye and God's eye is one eye, and one sight, and one knowledge, and one love. ~ meister-eckhart, @wisdomtrove
480:A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg - or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God; or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool; you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
481:Nietzsche was the one who did the job for me. At a certain moment in his life, the idea came to him of what he called "the love of your fate." Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, "This is what I need." It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment-not discouragement-you will find the strength is there. Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow.   ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
482:Woe to the suicides! I believe that there can be none more miserable than they. Oh, there are some who remain proud and fierce even in hell, in spite of their certain knowledge and contemplation of the absolute truth; there are some fearful ones who have given themselves over to Satan and his proud spirit entirely. For such, hell is voluntary and ever consuming; they are tortured by their own choice. For they have cursed themselves, cursing God and life. And they will burn in the fire of their own wrath forever and yearn for death and annihilation. But they will not attain to death. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
483:There may not be a hell, but those who judge may create one. I think people are over-taught. They are over-taught everything. You have to find out by what happens to you, how you will react. I'll have to use a strange term here... "good." I don't know where it comes from, but I feel that there's an ultimate strain of goodness born in each of us. I don't believe in God, but I believe in this "goodness" like a tube running through our bodies. It can be nurtured. It's always magic, when on a freeway packed with traffic, a stranger makes room for you to change lanes... it gives you hope. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
484:The opposite happens if we remain earthly. Then we greatly desire to rule heaven from our world. All who have a love for power that comes from loving themselves are like this. If we are examined inwardly, it is discovered that we do not believe in any god, but only in ourselves. After death, we believe that we are a god who has greater power than others. This is the kind of insanity that exists in hell. It falls to such a depth that some there say they are God the Father, some say they are God the Son, and others say they are God the Holy Spirit. Some Jews there say they are the Messiah. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
485:Hell is other people" has always been misunderstood. It has been thought that what I meant by that was that our relations with other people are always poisoned, that they are invariably hellish relations. But what I really mean is something totally different. I mean that if relations with someone else are twisted, vitiated, then that other person can only be hell. Why? Because … when we think about ourselves, when we try to know ourselves … we use the knowledge of us which other people already have. We judge ourselves with the means other people have and have given us for judging ourselves. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
486:If there is anything Zen strongly emphasizes it is the attainment of freedom; that is, freedom from all unnatural encumbrances. Meditation is something artificially put on; it does not belong to the native activity of the mind. Upon what do the fowls of the air meditate? Upon what do the fish in the water meditate? They fly; they swim. Is not that enough? Who wants to fix his mind on the unity of God and man, or on the nothingness of life? Who wants to be arrested in the daily manifestations of his life-activity by such meditations as the goodness of a divine being or the everlasting fire of hell? ~ d-t-suzuki, @wisdomtrove
487:In the Protestant Christian world, active repentance, which is examining ourselves, recognizing and admitting to our sins, praying to the Lord, and starting a new life, is extremely difficult to practice, for a number of reasons that will be covered later. Therefore here is an easier kind of repentance: When we are considering doing something evil and are forming an intention to do it, we say to ourselves, I am thinking about this and I am intending to do it, but because it is a sin, I am not going to do it. This counteracts the enticement that hell is injecting into us and keeps it from making further inroads. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
488:The angels also said, When people arrive in this world from the physical one and hear that they are in another world, they gather together in many places to form groups. They ask where heaven and hell are, and also where God is. After they have been taught, they start arguing, disputing, and fighting about whether God exists. This is a result of the great number of materialists in the physical world today. When the topic of religion comes up, materialists start to debate about it with one another and with other groups. The ensuing proposition and debate rarely results in an affirmation of the faith that God exists. Materialists associate more and more with the evil, because only from God can one do something good with a love for what is good. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
489:The real importance of Swedenborg lies in the doctrines he taught, which are the reverse of the gloom and hell-fire of other breakaway sects. He rejects the notion that Jesus died on the cross to atone for the sin of Adam, declaring that God is neither vindictive nor petty-minded, and that since he is God, he doesn't need atonement. It is remarkable that this common-sense view had never struck earlier theologians. God is Divine Goodness, and Jesus is Divine Wisdom, and Goodness has to be approached through Wisdom. Whatever one thinks about the extraordinary claims of its founder, it must be acknowledged that there is something very beautiful and healthy about the Swedenborgian religion. Its founder may have not been a great occultist, but he was a great man. Colin Wilson ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
490:Of course I need you. I go insane when I see you. You can do almost anything you wish with me. Is that what you want to hear? Almost, Dominique. And the things you couldn't make me do — you could put me through hell if you demanded them and I had to refuse you, as I would. Through utter hell, Dominique. Does that please you? Why do you want to know whether you own me? It's so simple. Of course you do. All of me that can be owned. You'll never demand anything else. But you want to know whether you could make me suffer. You could. What of it?" The words did not sound like surrender, because they were not torn out of him, but admitted simply and willingly. She felt no thrill of conquest; she felt herself owned more than ever, by a man who could say these things, know them to be true, and still remain controlled and controlling — as she wanted him to remain. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
491:So if you blame Facebook, Trump, or Putin for ushering in a new and frightening era of post-truth, remind yourself that centuries ago millions of Christians locked themselves inside a self-reinforcing mythological bubble, never daring to question the factual veracity of the Bible, while millions of Muslims put their unquestioning faith in the Quran. For millennia, much of what passed for news and facts in human social networks were stories about miracles, angels, demons, and witches, with bold reporters giving live coverage straight from the deepest pits of the underworld. We have zero scientific evidence that Eve was tempted by the serpent, that the souls of all infidels burn in hell after they die, or that the creator of the universe doesn’t like it when a Brahmin marries a Dalit—yet billions of people have believed in these stories for thousands of years. Some fake news lasts forever. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
492:The Battle of Good and Evil Polytheism gave birth not merely to monotheist religions, but also to dualistic ones. Dualistic religions espouse the existence of two opposing powers: good and evil. Unlike monotheism, dualism believes that evil is an independent power, neither created by the good God, nor subordinate to it. Dualism explains that the entire universe is a battleground between these two forces, and that everything that happens in the world is part of the struggle. Dualism is a very attractive world view because it has a short and simple answer to the famous Problem of Evil, one of the fundamental concerns of human thought. ‘Why is there evil in the world? Why is there suffering? Why do bad things happen to good people?’ Monotheists have to practise intellectual gymnastics to explain how an all-knowing, all-powerful and perfectly good God allows so much suffering in the world. One well-known explanation is that this is God’s way of allowing for human free will. Were there no evil, humans could not choose between good and evil, and hence there would be no free will. This, however, is a non-intuitive answer that immediately raises a host of new questions. Freedom of will allows humans to choose evil. Many indeed choose evil and, according to the standard monotheist account, this choice must bring divine punishment in its wake. If God knew in advance that a particular person would use her free will to choose evil, and that as a result she would be punished for this by eternal tortures in hell, why did God create her? Theologians have written countless books to answer such questions. Some find the answers convincing. Some don’t. What’s undeniable is that monotheists have a hard time dealing with the Problem of Evil. For dualists, it’s easy to explain evil. Bad things happen even to good people because the world is not governed single-handedly by a good God. There is an independent evil power loose in the world. The evil power does bad things. Dualism has its own drawbacks. While solving the Problem of Evil, it is unnerved by the Problem of Order. If the world was created by a single God, it’s clear why it is such an orderly place, where everything obeys the same laws. But if Good and Evil battle for control of the world, who enforces the laws governing this cosmic war? Two rival states can fight one another because both obey the same laws of physics. A missile launched from Pakistan can hit targets in India because gravity works the same way in both countries. When Good and Evil fight, what common laws do they obey, and who decreed these laws? So, monotheism explains order, but is mystified by evil. Dualism explains evil, but is puzzled by order. There is one logical way of solving the riddle: to argue that there is a single omnipotent God who created the entire universe – and He’s evil. But nobody in history has had the stomach for such a belief. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:Hell is being alone. ~ Barry Lyga,
2:I myself am hell; ~ Robert Lowell,
3:What the hell. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
4:Give 'em hell babe. ~ Quinn Loftis,
5:Hell, we were kids. ~ Stephen King,
6:Holy hell weasel! ~ Rachel Hawkins,
7:All hell broke loose. ~ John Milton,
8:Love was lazy as hell. ~ Adi Alsaid,
9:What the hell happened ~ Sandi Lynn,
10:Bono? Who the hell is that? ~ Redman,
11:Hell is other people. ~ Gayle Forman,
12:Hell is other people. ~ Sara Shepard,
13:Hell is yourself too. ~ Robert Crumb,
14:Oh, hell no, Romeo. ~ Jennifer Brown,
15:we’re both going to hell. ~ M Malone,
16:Sure there's a hell... ~ Jim Thompson,
17:To hell with Trish's nose! ~ Jim Ross,
18:What fresh hell is this? ~ Tim Dorsey,
19:Ah, hell to the no, woman, ~ C D Reiss,
20:Feedback Loop from Hell. ~ Mark Manson,
21:Football, bloody hell! ~ Alex Ferguson,
22:Get the hell out of my way! ~ Ayn Rand,
23:Hotter than a fuck in hell. ~ J D Robb,
24:The descent into Hell is easy ~ Virgil,
25:What the hell do I do now? ~ Anonymous,
26:Each of us bears his own Hell. ~ Virgil,
27:Hell ain't half full. ~ Cormac McCarthy,
28:Hell is other people ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
29:I do everything halfway, ~ Richard Hell,
30:What the hell is an oboe? ~ Oscar Wilde,
31:Where the hell is Nina? ~ Christa Faust,
32:Where the hell is Ralph? ~ Jandy Nelson,
33:Every man is his own hell. ~ H L Mencken,
34:Hell is other people. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
35:Hell is—other people! ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
36:Hell's Bells-Harry Dresden ~ Jim Butcher,
37:Hell's bells, irony blows. ~ Jim Butcher,
38:I had to laugh like hell ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
39:Come hell or high water. ~ Heather Graham,
40:Get the hell out here, now! ~ Bobby Adair,
41:Give 'em hell, darlin ~ Alexandra Bracken,
42:Go to hell, I'm reading! ~ Archie Goodwin,
43:Head high, heart in hell— ~ Coco J Ginger,
44:Hell is life drying up. ~ Joseph Campbell,
45:If I was in hell, would I know? ~ Exurb1a,
46:Karma is one hell of a bitch! ~ Whitney G,
Oh, hell. ~ Terry Pratchett,
48:What fresh hell is this? ~ Dorothy Parker,
49:Where the hell is Chad? ~ Richard M Nixon,
50:who the ruddy hell are you? ~ J K Rowling,
51:Drugs are a carnival in hell. ~ Edith Piaf,
52:Hell has no true bottom. ~ Haruki Murakami,
53:Hell is full of high court judges. ~ Sting,
54:Hell is the absence of love. ~ Nancee Cain,
55:like a demonic bat out of Hell. ~ Susan Ee,
56:Like a revolving door to hell. ~ L J Smith,
57:What fresh hell is this? ~ Charlotte Bront,
58:You are creating your own hell. ~ Rajneesh,
59:effective game plan.” “Hell, ~ David Bishop,
60:Get the hell out of my cave. ~ Scott Snyder,
61:Hell has degrees, so does love ~ Jean Genet,
62:Hotter 'n hell, ain't it, Prez? ~ Babe Ruth,
63:Like a gift from hell. . . . ~ Kresley Cole,
64:Little pictures out of hell. ~ Iris Murdoch,
65:Love is a Dog from Hell. ~ Charles Bukowski,
66:What fresh hell is this?” I ~ Fisher Amelie,
67:What the hell am I doing here? ~ Thom Yorke,
68:Give her hell from us, Peeves. ~ J K Rowling,
69:Hell-bent on extinguishing ~ Barbara Longley,
70:Hell is for other people. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
71:Hell is other people chewing. ~ Isaac Oliver,
72:Hell is the inability to love. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
73:Hell is Truth Seen Too Late. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
74:Hell is truth seen too late. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
75:Hell was what you made it ~ Charles Bukowski,
76:Old age is women's hell. ~ Ninon de L Enclos,
77:That freedom is lost in Hell. ~ Peter Kreeft,
78:There are no locks on hell. ~ Daniel Abraham,
79:Turn hell-hound, turn. ~ William Shakespeare,
80:All right then, I'll go to hell. ~ Mark Twain,
81:All right, then, I'll go to hell ~ Mark Twain,
82:Dammit All To Hell and Back Again! ~ J D Robb,
83:Even in hell, there are rules. ~ Jaye Frances,
84:God and Hell both damn it, ~ Lilith Saintcrow,
85:Hell, I even think a unibrow is sexy ~ RuPaul,
86:Hell is closer than you think. ~ Abigail Boyd,
87:Hell was what you made it. ~ Charles Bukowski,
88:How the hell did you teach sex? ~ Helen Hoang,
89:I'm simply one hell of a butler ~ Yana Toboso,
90:Love is a hell you cannot bear. ~ Fiona Apple,
91:The refusal to love is hell. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
92:We live in a hell of opinions. ~ Frank Bidart,
93:Whatever the hell I am, I am Me. ~ Tanith Lee,
94:What the hell happened to Pluto?! ~ Jay Asher,
95:Aaron felt like hell—exhausted, ~ Ania Ahlborn,
96:All right, then, I'll go to hell. ~ Mark Twain,
97:Hell is full of good intentions. ~ Thomas Gray,
98:Hell is oneself,
Hell is alone. ~ T S Eliot,
99:Hell, yeah! Meeting adjourned! ~ Mitch Hedberg,
100:How the hell do you wake up dead? ~ Kevin Hart,
101:I come straight from hell, Cell 23 ~ Lil Wayne,
102:I'm simply one hell of a butler. ~ Yana Toboso,
103:It’s time to run like hell. ~ Jessica Sorensen,
104:Old age is a woman's hell. ~ Ninon de L Enclos,
105:O war! thou son of Hell! ~ William Shakespeare,
106:So beautiful... I can see hell. ~ Kohta Hirano,
107:Things just happen. What the hell. ~ Anonymous,
108:What the hell? For what?’ “That ~ Jessica Park,
110:Damn all false dichotomies to hell ~ D A Carson,
111:Do this or you’ll burn in hell. ~ Ricky Gervais,
112:Hands of Mercy and tanks of hell. ~ Dean Koontz,
113:Hell is just resistance to life. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
114:Hell is just resistance to life. ~ Pema Chodron,
115:Hell is not to love anymore. ~ Georges Bernanos,
116:Hell was easy; romance was hard. ~ Clive Barker,
117:If I go to hell, then heavens to blame ~ Hopsin,
118:I’m not perfect.” “Who the hell is? ~ Ker Dukey,
119:Let this hell be our heaven. ~ Richard Matheson,
120:Todd, what the hell are you thinking? ~ J Thorn,
121:You cannot pray them out of hell. ~ Bill Murray,
122:You see, I needed to go to Hell. ~ Nick Tosches,
123:A journey is a fragment of Hell. ~ Bruce Chatwin,
124:Come what may and hell to pay. ~ Gregory Maguire,
125:Free will was a hell of a gamble. ~ Kayla Krantz,
126:(...) have is the hell of want. ~ Erika Johansen,
127:Hell is a half-filled auditorium. ~ Robert Frost,
128:Hell itself must yield to industry. ~ Ben Jonson,
129:Hell's afloat in lover's tears. ~ Dorothy Parker,
130:Hell, what was one more scandal? ~ Loretta Chase,
131:I've gone through hell and back. ~ Keith Emerson,
132:Let's face it, writing is hell. ~ William Styron,
133:Oh hell. They've got Mrs B in a bag! ~ L J Smith,
134:Pure hell was living in her eyes. ~ Linda Howard,
135:Purgatory is hell with hope. ~ Philip Jos Farmer,
136:That's my Heaven. And my Hell. ~ Sylvain Reynard,
137:This was a baptism into Hell.   ~ Pepper Winters,
138:To hell with facts! We need stories! ~ Ken Kesey,
139:To hell with facts! We need stories. ~ Ken Kesey,
140:Vengeance was one hell of a roommate. ~ J R Ward,
141:But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell. ~ Lord Byron,
142:but quiet to quick bosoms is a hell. ~ Lord Byron,
143:do the brave thing; then run like hell. ~ Unknown,
144:everyone is dead and this is hell. ~ Stephen King,
145:Hell has no benefits, only torture. ~ John Milton,
146:How they hell does it do that? ~ Peter F Hamilton,
147:I am my own heaven and hell! ~ Friedrich Schiller,
148:I am not a warthog from hell. ~ Flannery O Connor,
149:I can make men follow me to hell. ~ Philip Kearny,
150:It sure is hell to be president. ~ Harry S Truman,
151:I will knock the hell out of ISIS. ~ Donald Trump,
152:Life is hell, but there are prizes. ~ Janet Frame,
153:Me as a backup center? Hell no. ~ Dikembe Mutombo,
154:Oh, Hell. Must. Mate. Immediately. ~ Laini Taylor,
155:On thinking about Hell, I gather ~ Bertolt Brecht,
156:The cunning livery of hell. ~ William Shakespeare,
157:There is no redemption from hell. ~ Pope Paul III,
158:This is a hell of a way to die. ~ George S Patton,
159:This was hell and I was its fury. ~ Ilona Andrews,
160:What a beautiful day to go to hell ~ Ransom Riggs,
161:What the hell's the date, Paul? ~ David Letterman,
162:You need a man to go to hell with. ~ Tuesday Weld,
163:Adultery is an image of hell. ~ Emanuel Swedenborg,
164:All roads out of hell lead home. ~ Shannon L Alder,
165:Beholding heaven, and feeling hell. ~ Charles Lamb,
166:Death by nursery tale. Hell’s bells. ~ Jim Butcher,
167:drive like hell was chasing you. ~ Cassandra Clare,
168:He lived in his own special hell ~ Haruki Murakami,
169:Hell is other people's fantasies. ~ Salman Rushdie,
170:Hell is the inability to love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
171:Hell's Bells ringing, my secret music. ~ Anne Rice,
172:How the hell can you play here? ~ Harmon Killebrew,
173:What the hell, I decided. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
174:Kellan Walsh... who the hell are you? ~ Ella James,
175:Life is hell, but there are prizes. ~ Janet Frame,
176:Now, gentlemen, let us create hell. ~ Kohta Hirano,
177:ohmygod. did all hell just freeze over? ~ P C Cast,
178:Payback was always hell, wasn't it? ~ Linda Howard,
179:Tell him to go to hell. ~ Frederick Winslow Taylor,
180:The path to hell is an easy one. ~ Cassandra Clare,
181:The world as he sees it is Hell. ~ Katsura Hoshino,
182:This is it.
We’re going to hell. ~ Cynthia Hand,
183:To hell with you all, I DO believe ~ Cecelia Ahern,
184:What a beautiful day to go to Hell. ~ Ransom Riggs,
185:What the hell are you doing, Evelyn? ~ Jaci Burton,
186:What the hell difference does it make? ~ Babe Ruth,
187:Where the hell are the singing cats? ~ Paul Newman,
188:Which is worse: Hell or nothing? ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
189:Which is worse, hell or nothing? ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
190:Will you please shut the hell up!? ~ Chris Jericho,
191:By the Lord of Hell’s hairy balls! ~ Katharine Kerr,
192:Charge hell with a bucket of water. ~ Liz Carpenter,
193:Doomed to Hell. Every last one of you. ~ June Ahern,
194:Earth is heaven. Or hell. Your choice. ~ Wayne Dyer,
195:Hell is caring about other people. ~ Melissa Albert,
196:Hell is just a frame of mind. ~ Christopher Marlowe,
197:Hell is something you carry with you. ~ Neil Gaiman,
198:Hell is the impossibility of reason. ~ Oliver Stone,
199:Holy Hell! That was totally badass ~ Shannon Delany,
200:I am in hell already. I am in Israel. ~ Al Sharpton,
201:I do go to hell. Every day. For you. ~ Mia Sheridan,
202:I felt wise and cynical as all hell. ~ Sylvia Plath,
203:I’m going to hell for the lies I tell. ~ Kelly Oram,
204:It is your attachment that creates hell. ~ Rajneesh,
205:Nothing says hell has to be fire. ~ Robert Goolrick,
206:People in Hell want ice water. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
207:Sarte was right, Hell is other people ~ Tana French,
208:Slavery is the next thing to hell. ~ Harriet Tubman,
209:Spartans... tonight we dine in Hell! ~ Frank Miller,
210:There are babies a span long in hell. ~ John Calvin,
211:There is no hell, there's only France ~ Frank Zappa,
212:Things Just Happen, What The Hell ~ Terry Pratchett,
213:to hell. You could beat up Jews with ~ Neal Pollack,
214:What the hell have you done to her? ~ Richelle Mead,
215:And people in Hell want ice water ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
216:And what the ruddy hell are Dementors? ~ J K Rowling,
217:Both heaven and hell are within us. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
218:Each of us has heaven and hell in him. ~ Oscar Wilde,
219:fluffy, feathered poodle from Hell’. ~ John Pickrell,
220:Hell is a word men use in place of fear. ~ Myke Cole,
221:Hell is paved with good intentions. ~ Samuel Johnson,
222:Hell's Bells ringing, my secret music... ~ Anne Rice,
223:Hell was made for the inquisitive. ~ Saint Augustine,
224:If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell. ~ Virgil,
225:If you don't love Jesus-go to hell! ~ Kinky Friedman,
226:Go to hell.
Come back burning.
~ John Hart,
227:I'm usually alone or asleep, at home. ~ Richard Hell,
228:In hell there is no retention. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
229:I think I had died and this was hell. ~ Kol Anderson,
230:It's mafia,Mitch and illegal as hell. ~ John Grisham,
231:Let’s go home,’ Homer said, ‘to Hell. ~ John Marsden,
232:See you either in hell or in communism ~ Slavoj i ek,
233:Sexy as hell and stubborn as a mule. ~ R G Alexander,
234:Things just happen. What the hell. ~ Terry Pratchett,
235:We in Purgatory sing fondly of Hell. ~ Denis Johnson,
236:When war begins, then hell openeth. ~ George Herbert,
237:Without literature, life is hell. ~ Charles Bukowski,
238:You can't love here. This is Hell. ~ John Ney Rieber,
239:You heard of hell, well I was sent from it. ~ Eminem,
240:Circumstances hell! I make circumstances! ~ Bruce Lee,
241:Earth is heaven. Or hell. Your choice. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
242:Form follows function straight to hell. ~ Alan Cooper,
243:Hell is other people at breakfast. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
244:Hell, no. Your embroidery is terrible. ~ Vanessa Vale,
245:Hell of an ornithologist you'd make. ~ Peter S Beagle,
246:Hence, that crown is the money of hell. ~ Victor Hugo,
247:If I can not bend Heaven, I shall move Hell. ~ Virgil,
248:I get whiskey bent and hell bound. ~ Hank Williams Jr,
249:I think we make our own hell down here ~ Heather Nova,
250:Me? Are you kidding? I’m going to Hell. ~ Osamu Dazai,
251:Money. What the hell were we thinking? ~ Sam Sisavath,
252:My views about hell are very traditional. ~ T D Jakes,
253:There is a beauty in every hell! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
254:There is no hell. There is only France. ~ Frank Zappa,
255:There's a Reason Cell Rhymes with Hell ~ Stephen King,
256:This is wrong, but holy hell is it erotic ~ E L James,
257:Welcome to Hell. Here's your accordion. ~ Gary Larson,
258:What hell condemned, let heaven now heal. ~ Aberjhani,
259:Wicked companions invite us to hell. ~ Henry Fielding,
260:You don't have to die to go to hell. ~ Tess Gerritsen,
261:Across th street is a hell of a tester. ~ Bobby Womack,
262:Better pray for hell, not hallelujah. ~ Marilyn Manson,
263:Chase after the truth like all hell. ~ Clarence Darrow,
264:Eternal peace is hell for the adventurers. ~ Toba Beta,
265:Football is easy if you're crazy as hell. ~ Bo Jackson,
266:Heaven for climate, Hell for company. ~ James M Barrie,
267:Heaven & Hell are both creations of desire. ~ Ram Dass,
268:Hell couldn't be all bad if it had jewelry. ~ P C Cast,
269:Hell, madame, is to love no longer. ~ Georges Bernanos,
270:Hell’s hell again: the de’il’s back. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
271:I don't give a damn if I go to hell. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
272:I was in Hell and never wanted to leave. ~ Jewel E Ann,
273:"I was not alone when I was in Goofy hell" ~ Aristotle,
274:Nelly as a handful of hell-on-earth ~ Jennifer Bernard,
275:Not even Hell could keep me from you ~ Sylvain Reynard,
276:Not so much Hello Kitty as Hell No Kitty. ~ Alexa Land,
277:Oh, hell, he'd look hot in a chicken suit. ~ Cyn Balog,
278:Oh well," McWatt sang, "what the hell. ~ Joseph Heller,
279:Sometimes it's hell getting to heaven ~ The Undertaker,
280:The path to paradise begins in hell. ~ Dante Alighieri,
281:The road to hell is paved with adverbs. ~ Stephen King,
282:Up the Rebels, To Hell with the Pope, ~ Louis MacNeice,
283:What fresh hell is this?” Adina muttered. ~ Libba Bray,
284:Where the hell do you put the bayonet? ~ Chesty Puller,
285:Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell. ~ John Milton,
286:Why the hell was the nun dancing onstage?”  ~ R S Grey,
287:Yup. That's when all hell broke loose. ~ Richelle Mead,
288:All the way to hell. In a fancy paper hat. ~ Dan Abnett,
289:A view of heaven from a seat in hell. ~ Steven Callahan,
290:Desperation was one hell of a motivator. ~ Aly Martinez,
291:Give the reader hell. Stretch the reader. ~ Martin Amis,
292:Hell, I guess it’s a good day to die. ~ Andrew Peterson,
293:Hell is a city much like London. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
294:Hell is everything. Heaven is nothing. ~ Frederick Lenz,
295:Hell is full of musical amateurs. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
296:Hell is not punishment, it's training. ~ Shunryu Suzuki,
297:Hell won’t take me so I’m your problem. ~ Morgan Blayde,
298:I believe I am in Hell, therefore I am ~ Arthur Rimbaud,
299:If there was a hell, it was in sales. ~ Dennis E Taylor,
300:In the moment, an epiphany feels like hell. ~ Anonymous,
301:It’s just a hell of a time to be alive, ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
302:Loneliness is a hell of a drug. ~ Jeremy Robert Johnson,
303:Their union was heaven--and it was hell. ~ Brenda Novak,
304:This was Bad with a capital Hell No. ~ Jeri Smith Ready,
305:We came to hell, and we didn’t know why, ~ Wendy Holden,
306:What the hell did we do to deserve this? ~ Tony Hayward,
307:What the hell was wrong with old people? ~ Randall Wood,
308:Ah but' 'there'll be no butter in hell! ~ Stella Gibbons,
309:Bloody hell, woman, the mouth on you. (43%) ~ Kate Quinn,
310:Even God has a hell: his love of Mankind. ~ Paulo Coelho,
311:Find your pacifier and shut the hell up! ~ Richelle Mead,
312:Go t'hell, ye sea-spangled bitch' - Nate ~ Lisa Mantchev,
313:Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell. ~ Paul LePage,
314:Hawaii can be heaven and it can be hell. ~ Jeff Goldblum,
315:Hell has three hates: lust, anger and greed. ~ Anonymous,
316:Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned. ~ Dick Gregory,
317:Hell isn't a fire pit but a museum of regrets. ~ Exurb1a,
318:Hell is our own memories, our bad choices. ~ Ann Aguirre,
319:Hell, yeah, Ryland. Man up and carpe girl. ~ John Corwin,
320:I believe I am in Hell, therefore I am. ~ Arthur Rimbaud,
321:I believe I am in Hell, therefore I am ~ Cassandra Clare,
322:I felt like hell was about to consume me. ~ Leylah Attar,
323:If there's a heaven, I hope to hell I go! ~ Dolly Parton,
324:I'm not a humanitarian, I'ma hell-raiser. ~ Mother Jones,
325:I'm the only hell my Mama ever raised. ~ Johnny Paycheck,
326:Put simply,she freaked me the hell out. ~ Rachel Hawkins,
327:The hell? She BETTER fucking remember me! ~ Jenn Cooksey,
328:The Prince of Hell shrugged. 'Shit Happens ~ Jana Oliver,
329:There's only one way to work -- like hell. ~ Bette Davis,
330:The self holds both a hell and a heaven. ~ Lewis Mumford,
331:Thou unfit for any place but hell. ~ William Shakespeare,
332:Who the hell said there's no harm in asking? ~ Toba Beta,
333:Arm’d with Hell flames and fury all at once ~ John Milton,
334:Don’t damn people to hell, damn them to Venus. ~ Sam Kean,
335:Even God has a hell - his love of Mankind. ~ Paulo Coelho,
336:For a kind soul hath no hell but sin. ~ Julian of Norwich,
337:Get the hell away from my boyfriend, witch. ~ Kami Garcia,
338:...heaven for climate, and hell for society. ~ Mark Twain,
339:hell hath no fury like a woman starved. ~ Molly Wizenberg,
340:Hell is empty, and all the devils are here. ~ Neil Gaiman,
341:Hell is empty and all the devils are here. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
342:I can do gray. I can do the hell out of gray. ~ Anonymous,
343:If hell is to roam, then i've got hell to pave. ~ CM Punk,
344:it's the proper morning to fly into Hell. ~ Arthur Miller,
345:let's carpe the hell out of this diem ~ Alexandra Bracken,
346:Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd. ~ William Congreve,
347:People do not smile when they are in hell, ~ Sarah Dunant,
348:Sure as hell didn't se that one coming. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
349:The doors of hell are locked from the inside! ~ C S Lewis,
350:The kiss always gets a hell of a reaction. ~ Dominic West,
351:This is some­thing I’ll go to Hell for. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
352:To concentrate on heaven is to create hell. ~ Tom Robbins,
353:What the hell, I'll just eat some trash. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
354:What the hell is wrong with people? ~ Catherine Ryan Hyde,
355:What the hell kind of family did I marry into? ~ Triple H,
356:Where the hell did demons live, anyway? ~ Terry Pratchett,
357:You can go to hell -- I'm going to Texas. ~ Davy Crockett,
358:Acceptance is the only way out of hell. ~ Marsha M Linehan,
359:Age is a hell of a price to pay for wisdom ~ George Carlin,
360:Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.  ~ Anonymous,
361:Give me some credit for the hell I've paid. ~ Shawn Colvin,
362:Give the enemy an inch, hell take a yard. ~ Monica Crowley,
363:Guy Fieri's hair is the front lawn to hell. ~ Willie Geist,
364:If I cannot move Heaven, I will raise Hell. ~ Cherrie Lynn,
365:If it isn't hell, it's at least purgatory. ~ Michelle Krys,
366:If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~ Kristin Hannah,
367:Let's carpe the hell out of this diem. ~ Alexandra Bracken,
368:Life works however the hell you make it work. ~ Maya Banks,
369:Looks like, and sounds like, a hell of a party. ~ J D Robb,
370:Maybe this world is another planet's Hell. ~ Aldous Huxley,
371:Men are from Mars. Zombies are from Hell. ~ Jesse Petersen,
372:the hell out of here. We’ll find a spot away ~ Sam Cheever,
373:There's people in hell who want ice water. ~ Nelson Algren,
374:The sun like a sneaky keyhole view of hell. ~ David Foster,
375:What the hell are you doing?” Nelson asked. ~ Blake Pierce,
376:What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant. ~ John Green,
377:What the hell, Tylar, of course I know you. ~ Andrea Smith,
378:Writing just for the hell of it is heaven. ~ Julia Cameron,
379:Age is a hell of a price to pay for wisdom. ~ George Carlin,
380:A match made in heaven set the fires in hell. ~ Lupe Fiasco,
381:Been to hell and back, I can show you vouchers. ~ Lil Wayne,
382:Better to reign in hell than serve in heav'n. ~ John Milton,
383:Death was in his eyes and hell would follow. ~ Quinn Loftis,
384:God hides the fires of hell within paradise. ~ Paulo Coelho,
385:Heaven is love, then hell is love, too. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
386:Heaven will display far more variety than Hell. ~ C S Lewis,
387:Hell has ways of permeating heaven's membrane. ~ John Green,
388:Hell is empty and all the devils are here. ~ Elly Griffiths,
389:Hell is empty and all the devils are here. ~ Robert Bryndza,
390:Hell is paved with priests' skulls. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
391:How’n the hell they find anything in there? ~ John Sandford,
392:I always thought there would be ice in hell ~ Stanis aw Lem,
393:If I can not move heaven, I'll raise hell ~ Cassandra Clare,
394:I'm dragging the audience to hell with me ~ Jerry Lee Lewis,
395:I say it's spinach, and I say the hell with it. ~ E B White,
396:My father who art in hell, Lestat be your name. ~ Anne Rice,
397:Now I knew. That friendship was over. Fucking hell. ~ Tijan,
398:Omnia Romae venalia sunt. Hell has its price! ~ Bram Stoker,
399:On march the banners of the King of Hell. ~ Dante Alighieri,
400:Pride, the first peer and president of Hell. ~ Daniel Defoe,
401:Sudden, hell. I've been hard for two months. ~ Linda Howard,
402:Sure, we are safe. safe in the arms of hell. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
403:that's a hell of a way to treat a donkey. ~ Lance Carbuncle,
404:The road to hell is paved with good intentions. ~ Karl Marx,
405:Things just happen. What the hell.”   The ~ Terry Pratchett,
406:To hell with safety. All I want to do is race. ~ James Hunt,
407:You can all go to hell. I’m going to Texas. ~ Davy Crockett,
408:You carry heaven and hell within you. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
409:You won't burn in hell. But be nice anyway. ~ Ricky Gervais,
410:You won’t burn in hell. But be nice anyway. ~ Ricky Gervais,
411:And she sure as hell knew how to manipulate me. ~ Sarah Kuhn,
412:Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav’n. ~ John Milton,
413:Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav’n. ~ John Milton,
414:Fate. Hell and karma. It’s what governs our lives. ~ Jo Nesb,
415:For some directors, I'm the actor from hell. ~ Harrison Ford,
416:For what is wedlock forced but a hell, ~ William Shakespeare,
417:Go to Darkness, human.” “Go to hell, coyote, ~ Michael Grant,
418:Great sex can have a hell of a halo effect. ~ Lauren Blakely,
419:Hell hath no fury like a drag queen scorned. ~ Sylvia Rivera,
420:Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’?” Efren ~ Ken Lozito,
421:Hell is empty and all the devils are here. ~ Carole Lawrence,
422:Hell is full of good meanings and wishings. ~ George Herbert,
423:Hell is not other people. Hell is the DMV. ~ Kristan Higgins,
424:Hell lies at the bottom of the human heart. ~ Ross Macdonald,
425:Hell’s fire, I was in all nine circles here. ~ Ashlan Thomas,
426:I ain't what I used to be, but who the hell is? ~ Dizzy Dean,
427:If I cannot move Heaven, I will raise Hell ~ Cassandra Clare,
428:If i can not reach haven i will raise hell ~ Cassandra Clare,
429:If I love, there will be no hell for me. ~ Josemaria Escriva,
430:If there's hell below, we're all gonna go. ~ Curtis Mayfield,
431:If you're going through hell, keep going ~ Winston Churchill,
432:If you´re going through hell, keep going ~ Winston Churchill,
433:I'm rich. Who the hell wants to be happy? ~ Raymond Chandler,
434:I’m rich. Who the hell wants to be happy? ~ Raymond Chandler,
435:In hope to merit heaven by making earth a hell. ~ Lord Byron,
436:It was fucking wonderful. It was fucking hell. ~ Dan Simmons,
437:Life is more hellish than hell itself. ~ Ry nosuke Akutagawa,
438:Man have to have friends even in hell. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
439:No way in hell would anyone see her cry. ~ Christian Galacar,
440:Perverse? Fuck yes. Do I give a damn? Hell no ~ Meghan March,
441:Ride 'em, cowboy. Give 'em hell and bananas. ~ Ralph Ellison,
442:Sometimes women scare the hell out of me. ~ Michael Crichton,
443:That penny farthing hell you call your mind ~ Samuel Beckett,
444:The illusion of hope is Hell's greatest joy. ~ Greg F Gifune,
445:There is no hell but life, and death is worse. ~ Brent Weeks,
446:The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. ~ Ben Jonson,
447:To hell with the rich, they make me sick. ~ Raymond Chandler,
448:Tonight, hell sends an angel bearing gifts... ~ James O Barr,
449:Well, if it's a symbol, to hell with it. ~ Flannery O Connor,
450:What the bloody hell are you, Ms. Lane? ~ Karen Marie Moning,
451:What the hell was in his pants? Steel ballbags? ~ Jaymin Eve,
452:What the hell was that you did back there?” “I ~ Dean Cadman,
453:Y'all going to hell in gasoline thongs. ~ Eric Jerome Dickey,
454:A wall is a hell of a lot better than a war. ~ John F Kennedy,
455:Beware the princes of hell." —the Warden   I ~ Karpov Kinrade,
456:But Hell is where all the interesting people are. ~ Anonymous,
457:Christ, I'm in Hell and they wear uniforms. ~ Andrew Davidson,
458:Great. I'd been dumped in Hell's waiting room. ~ Karen Chance,
459:Hell hath no fury like a pissed off sociopath. ~ Hadena James,
460:Hell is a state of being, not a physical place. ~ Evan Currie,
461:Hell is more bearable than nothingness. ~ Philip James Bailey,
462:Hell is that state where one has ceased to hope. ~ A J Cronin,
463:Hell is the suffering of being unable to love. ~ J D Salinger,
464:hell’s darkest shit-impacted bowels to rampage ~ Stephen King,
465:How the hell should I know? I’m just a grunt. ~ James A Moore,
466:Human nature scares the hell out of me. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
467:If I cannot move Heaven, I will raise Hell. ~ Cassandra Clare,
468:If I cannot reach Heaven, I will raise Hell ~ Cassandra Clare,
469:If there is a God what the hell is He for? ~ William Faulkner,
470:If this is hell, then it's one of our making. ~ Stuart Turton,
471:If you are going through hell, keep going ~ Winston Churchill,
472:If you're going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill,
473:If your going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston S Churchill,
474:I'm someone who's really susceptible to tears. ~ Richard Hell,
475:In the deepest parts of hell, waiting for you ~ Stylo Fantome,
476:I say my hell is the closet I'm stuck inside. ~ Dave Matthews,
477:Issue the orders, sir, and I will storm hell! ~ Anthony Wayne,
478:Is there hell, or do we make our own on earth? ~ Stephen King,
479:it takes a hell of a man to replace no man. ~ Debbie Macomber,
480:It was hell, hugging my Mama from a jail cell. ~ Tupac Shakur,
481:I was carefully constructing my own private hell. ~ Anonymous,
482:Leif, you spooky bastard, how the hell are ya? ~ Kevin Hearne,
483:Love is a fiend, a fire, a heaven, a hell ~ Richard Barnfield,
484:Mourn the dead, fight like hell for the living ~ Mother Jones,
485:Our work is to keep our hearts open in hell. ~ Stephen Levine,
486:They are in hell, but the devil is on their side. ~ M R Carey,
487:This woman has had the hell beaten out of her. ~ John Grisham,
488:through hell, keep going. —WINSTON CHURCHILL ~ Kristin Hannah,
489:To be devoid of love is the essence of hell. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
490:To hell with being ashamed of what you liked. ~ Ralph Ellison,
491:All right, then, I’ll go to hell”—and tore it up. ~ Mark Twain,
492:Dying is a lot easier than living through hell. ~ Amber Argyle,
493:Heaven's no place for one who thrives on hell. ~ Carrie Fisher,
494:Hell, better than watching Robby Lingus porn. ~ Mariana Zapata,
495:Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. ~ Milton Friedman,
496:Hell hath no fury like a man embarrassed by a woman ~ J R Rain,
497:How do you make holy water? Boil the hell out of it! ~ Unknown,
498:If hell was anything, it was talk radio—and family. ~ Joe Hill,
499:If I can not move heaven I shall raise Hell. ~ Cassandra Clare,
500:If I cannot reach Heaven, I will raise Hell. ~ Cassandra Clare,
501:If you are going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill,
502:I’ll be damned, you’re a poet. Welcome to hell. ~ James Wright,
503:Is this how humanity waves good-bye?
Hell no. ~ Rick Yancey,
504:Let me know the way, before there's hell to pay. ~ Fiona Apple,
505:Love is a slippery eel that bites like hell ~ Bertrand Russell,
506:Love is as strong as death, as hard as hell. ~ Andrew Davidson,
507:O hell! to choose love by another's eye. ~ William Shakespeare,
508:Run like the hounds of hell on a sinner's scent! ~ Scott Lynch,
509:She is madness, sanity. She is hell, and paradise. ~ Anonymous,
510:Sweetie, this is Hell. We invented paperwork. ~ Jackie Kessler,
511:The children of hell shan’t go hungry on my watch. ~ Anonymous,
512:Then I fell in love and everything went to hell. ~ Peter Carey,
513:The one principle of hell is – “I am my own ~ George MacDonald,
514:The perfect soundtrack for my personal hell. ~ Robyn Schneider,
515:There is no body will go to hell for company. ~ George Herbert,
516:The road to hell was surely paved with cacao. ~ Courtney Milan,
517:The white horse of heroin will ride you to hell. ~ James Brown,
518:To hell with the future. It's a man-eating idol. ~ Ivan Illich,
519:Until he shall have driven her back to Hell, ~ Dante Alighieri,
520:We're all going to hell for the songs we sing. ~ James Mangold,
521:You carry heaven and hell within you.
   ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
522:-And who the hell are you?
-I'm... I'm nobody. ~ Jeff Lemire,
523:Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven. ~ John Milton,
524:Can you let me go to hell the way I want to? ~ Wild Bill Hickok,
525:Death is for many of us the gate of hell; ~ George Bernard Shaw,
526:For louers heauen must passe by sorrowes hell. ~ Edmund Spenser,
527:Go like hell and go to the grave satisfied.” He ~ Clive Cussler,
528:Great lovers lie in Hell, the stubborn ones ~ John Crowe Ransom,
529:Hell, I was more than fine. I was a fucking wolf. ~ Aileen Erin,
530:Hell's holy stars and freaking stones shit bells. ~ Jim Butcher,
531:How the hell can I owe that much? That's not right. ~ Jon Jones,
532:If heat rises, heaven must be hotter than hell. ~ Steven Wright,
533:If there's a Hell on Earth, it's high school. ~ Lisa Desrochers,
534:If you are going through hell, keep going ~ Winston S Churchill,
535:If you're going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston S Churchill,
536:If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston S Churchill,
537:I have been through hell...And I'm really tired. ~ Brenda Joyce,
538:I'll eat the hell out of a bagel. That's what I do ~ Jade Puget,
539:I'm starting to believe that hell is everywhere. ~ Amy Lukavics,
540:I've been to Hell. You've only read about it. ~ Marquis de Sade,
541:Maybe this world is another planet’s hell. ~ Seth Grahame Smith,
542:May Heaven exist, even if my place is Hell. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
543:My delusionary hell does not agree with yours. ~ Jhonen V squez,
544:No way in hell am I letting you go this time. ~ Rebecca Zanetti,
545:people made their own heaven or hell on earth. ~ Janice Cantore,
546:Sometimes it is hell, trying to get to heaven. ~ The Undertaker,
547:Sometimes my lies impressed the hell out of me. ~ Mark Lawrence,
548:The Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. ~ Benjamin Rush,
549:The national anthem of Hell is 'I did it my way. ~ Peter Kreeft,
550:There was no half-assing a descent into hell. ~ Robyn Schneider,
551:the road to hell is paved with good intentions. ~ Audrey Carlan,
552:The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress. ~ Philip Roth,
553:The stick we’re beaten with is hell, hell, hell! ~ Stephen King,
554:To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. ~ Bruce Lee,
555:To hell with Kira.
What matters to me is L.
L ~ NisiOisiN,
556:To hell with your courts, I know what justice is. ~ Howard Zinn,
557:When you are going through hell, keep going ~ Winston Churchill,
558:When you're going through hell, keep going! ~ Winston Churchill,
559:When you're going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill,
560:Why the hell shouldn't I run away with the circus? ~ Sara Gruen,
561:Wwhat the hell? Weve all got to die sometime! ~ Agatha Christie,
562:You can be as sincere as hell and still be wrong. ~ Jim Butcher,
563:All right, then, I'll go to hell" - and tore it up. ~ Mark Twain,
564:A marriage made in heaven—or in my case, hell. ~ Ellen Schreiber,
565:A tolerable hell is better than an impossible heaven. ~ Ben Okri,
566:Better a puppet in hell than one here on earth. ~ Erica Spindler,
567:Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven, ~ Charlaine Harris,
568:Envy's a coal comes hissing hot from Hell. ~ Philip James Bailey,
569:Facilis decensus averni. The descent into hell is easy. ~ Virgil,
570:Forks was literally my personal hell on Earth. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
571:Frightened people live in their own special hell. ~ Stephen King,
572:God will take you through hell, just to get you to heaven. ~ T I,
573:Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. ~ Mark Twain,
574:He’d love to segue right from hello to hell, yeah, ~ Lori Foster,
575:Hell and confusion light upon their heads. ~ Christopher Marlowe,
576:Hell is empty and all the devils are here. ~ William Shakespeare,
577:Hell is not all paved with bad intentions. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
578:Hell isn't other people. Hell is yourself. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
579:Hell is the wrath of God--His hate of sin. ~ Philip James Bailey,
580:Hell would be waking up and wanting nothing ~ Karen Marie Moning,
581:How the hell can a person go to work in the morning ~ John Prine,
582:Humans get used to even if they are in the hell. ~ M F Moonzajer,
583:I always had a pretty good knack for raising hell. ~ Brandon Lee,
584:I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, ~ Stephen King,
585:If hell was anything, it was talk radio — and family. ~ Joe Hill,
586:If you are going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston S Churchill,
587:If you can't do anything about it, laugh like hell. ~ David Cook,
588:If you're going through hell, keep going.
   ~ Winston Churchill,
589:I had to go through hell to get a piece of heaven? ~ Nicole Reed,
590:I love a good play, but they're too hard to find. ~ Richard Hell,
591:It’s hell when you’re too good to make money. ~ Charles Bukowski,
592:It's sexy as hell to see you holding my weapon. ~ Stephanie Rowe,
593:Not very nice” was a hell of an understatement. But ~ C J Archer,
594:O hell! to choose love with another's eye. ~ William Shakespeare,
595:Pat OBrien knows nothing. Hes on the Hell express. ~ Rob Corddry,
596:The only real escape from hell is to conquer it. ~ Scott Hawkins,
597:The real hell of life is everyone has his reasons. ~ Jean Renoir,
598:There is a place in Hell called the Malebolge. ~ Dante Alighieri,
599:The road to hell is paved with good intentions. ~ Samuel Johnson,
600:The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes ~ Julie Powell,
601:They claim we're products from the bottom of Hell, ~ Flavor Flav,
602:Well hell, Tallulah, then go get an ice cream. ~ Janet Evanovich,
603:We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise. ~ Simone Weil,
604:When you are going through hell, don't stop. ~ Winston Churchill,
605:When you're going through hell, go full throttle. ~ Terry Irving,
606:Where does your soul go when you die in Hell? ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
607:All Hell will rain down on us in a shit-storm of fury ~ J C Cliff,
608:All people need to make hell is more people. ~ Michael R Fletcher,
609:And is there Hell, or do we make our own on earth? ~ Stephen King,
610:behold, the very powers of hell would have been ~ Joseph Smith Jr,
611:Expecting hell, we're ill prepared for heaven. ~ Shalom Auslander,
612:For where there is heaven, there can also be hell. ~ Vernor Vinge,
613:Heaven is not as narrowly literal-minded as hell. ~ Poul Anderson,
614:Hell has no interest in our debauched moral currency. ~ Nick Land,
615:Hell isn’t fire and brimstone. It’s New York City. ~ Karina Halle,
616:Hell isn't other people. Hell is yourself. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
617:How can you be in hell while you are in my heart? ~ Orlando Bloom,
618:I'd be lying like hell if I said I don't love this. ~ Jason Aaron,
619:I feel like an old man. hell, I am an old man. ~ Charles Bukowski,
620:If hell was anything, it was talk radio—and family. In ~ Joe Hill,
621:If you are going through hell just keep going ~ Winston Churchill,
622:I'll follow thee and make a heaven of hell, ~ William Shakespeare,
623:I sighed. If there was a hell, it was in sales. ~ Dennis E Taylor,
624:I thought for sure you were going straight to hell. ~ Stacey Kade,
625:I've come to think of myself as a writer of books. ~ Richard Hell,
626:I will follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell. ~ John McCain,
627:Lol? What the hell does that mean? Lots of love? ~ Colleen Hoover,
628:Love your enemy, it will scare the hell out of them. ~ Mark Twain,
629:Money goes to money heaven, body goes to body hell. ~ David Bowie,
630:O hell! to choose love by another’s eye.140 ~ William Shakespeare,
631:The fear of Hell is a very powerful motivation. ~ Richard Dawkins,
632:The most fervent prayer meetings are in hell. ~ Leonard Ravenhill,
633:The national anthem of hell is, "I Did It My Way." ~ Peter Kreeft,
634:The rich's paradise was created by the poor's hell. ~ Victor Hugo,
635:This is just a temporary hell, not a permanent one ~ Alice Sebold,
636:To many, Heathrow in August is a paradigm of Hell. ~ Paul Johnson,
637:What the flipping fracking fresh hell is this? “It’s ~ Penny Reid,
638:What the hell does it matter who I am or who I’m with? ~ J D Robb,
639:What the hell is in swan saliva that burns so badly? ~ John Green,
640:What the hell is wrong with me? And who is Nibbles? ~ John Corwin,
641:What the hell kind of Hell was this supposed to be? ~ Jim Butcher,
642:When hell fills up, the dead will walk the streets. ~ Don DeLillo,
643:when you're going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston S Churchill,
644:Where does your soul go, when you die in Hell? ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
645:You look divine.” “How the hell else should I look? ~ Neil Gaiman,
646:A woman so strong she burns heaven and drenches hell. ~ John Green,
647:Better blind in Hell than speechless in Heaven. — ~ R Scott Bakker,
648:Could any Hell be more horrible than now, and real? ~ Jim Morrison,
649:difference between heaven and hell was people. ~ Loreth Anne White,
650:Embrace the hell out of personal responsibility. ~ Mike Krzyzewski,
651:God created heaven on earth but man created hell. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
652:God Is, Lucifer is a devil, and there is a Hell. ~ E A Bucchianeri,
653:Hell is having arms but no one to embrace. ~ J n Kalman Stef nsson,
654:Hell is not in torture; Hell is in an empty heart. ~ Khalil Gibran,
655:Hell The one principle of hell is—“I am my own! ~ George MacDonald,
656:He whom God loveth, He beateth the hell out of. ~ Jamie Buckingham,
657:How many children go to sleep at night afraid of hell? ~ Anonymous,
658:If there is a worse place than Hell, I am in it. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
659:I’ll join you when hell freezes over,’ said Neville. ~ J K Rowling,
660:I’ll join you when hell freezes over,” said Neville. ~ J K Rowling,
661:I never yell, I never tell, but I'm grateful as hell. ~ Benny Hill,
662:It was hell to be so tired, and still care. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
663:Kindly go to Hell!
(Lestat to Oncle Julien's ghost) ~ Anne Rice,
664:No, I won’t go to hell, but I’ll take a message. ~ Alyssa Rose Ivy,
665:Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water ~ Albert Einstein,
666:One sees more devils than vast hell can hold ~ William Shakespeare,
667:The poets leave hell and again behold the stars. ~ Dante Alighieri,
668:There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth. ~ C S Lewis,
669:The streets of hell are paved with good intentions. ~ Shania Twain,
670:The Support Group, of course, was depressing as hell. ~ John Green,
671:This was war.Who the hell cared about playing fair? ~ Nalini Singh,
672:Time to carpe the hell out of this diem.” Less ~ Alexandra Bracken,
673:To hell with luck. I'll bring the luck with me. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
674:To hell with the rules. I'm going for the unknown. ~ Wayne Shorter,
675:Toys are made in heaven, batteries are made in hell. ~ Tom Robbins,
676:Unlove's the heavenless hell and the homeless home. ~ e e cummings,
677:What in Tink's contractual hell are you doing here? ~ Kim Harrison,
678:You gotta dance with the devil to get out of Hell. ~ Jamie McGuire,
679:Ah, the Wonderful World of Camping - may it rot in hell. ~ P C Cast,
680:All places shall be hell that are not heaven. ~ Christopher Marlowe,
681:As for an eternity in heaven - that would be hell! ~ Barbara Smoker,
682:As for ideology, the Hell with it.
All of it. ~ Ursula K Le Guin, natural as breathing and as hateful as hell. ~ John Steinbeck,
684:But hell, you've gotta work with what you've got. ~ Haruki Murakami,
685:Grantland Rice can go to hell as far as I'm concerned. ~ Gene Autry,
686:Heaven can wait. And hell is too small for you. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
687:Hell, I can't hit a girl. Here, Claire. You hit her. ~ Rachel Caine,
688:Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against. ~ W C Fields,
689:Hell is empty
And all the devils are here. ~ William Shakespeare,
690:Hell is full of good intentions and wills. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
691:Her eyes were raw, burning with the hell inside her. ~ Linda Howard,
692:I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there. ~ Arthur Rimbaud,
693:I'd rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God. ~ Desmond Tutu,
694:If you are going to go through hell, keep going ~ Winston Churchill,
695:I have seen hell, it is a great city under siege. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
696:I think being an adult must be confusing as hell. ~ Kwame Alexander,
697:It’s funny what kind of hell you can get used to. ~ William Lashner,
698:it was hell how one always wanted a little more ~ Daphne du Maurier,
699:L'enfer, c'est les autres [Hell is other people] ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
700:Not knowing who you are is a certain kind of hell. ~ Kelly Thompson,
701:Oh bloody hell. She'd just stolen the queen's ring. ~ Kiki Hamilton,
702:Rationalizing is another road that leads to hell. ~ Shannon L Alder,
703:That hell can be temporary. That there's a way out. ~ Megan Miranda,
704:The pain, you know. It’s one hell of a way to die. ~ Jeffery Deaver,
705:The road to Hell is always shiny and alluring. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
706:The road to hell is paved with good intentions. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
707:The road to hell is paved with good intentions, ~ Madeleine L Engle,
708:Things always change, and New York teaches you that. ~ Richard Hell,
709:To hell with pleasure that's haunted by fear. ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
710:To the irreligious person heaven would be hell. ~ John Henry Newman,
711:We have got to be a hell of a lot more aggressive. ~ Richard Shelby,
712:Well, that's a hell of a reason to poison yourself. ~ David Sedaris,
713:What the hell kind of name is Kitty for a werewolf? ~ Carrie Vaughn,
714:When you learn to love hell you will be in heaven. ~ Thaddeus Golas,
715:Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. ~ Dr Seuss,
716:Drive like hell was following you." - Jace Wayland ~ Cassandra Clare,
717:Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell ~ William Shakespeare,
718:Hell hath no fury like a liberal arts major scorned. ~ Florence King,
719:Hell is a hell of a lie! God is not a torturer! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
720:Hell is full of good wishes or desires. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
721:He was concupiscent as a rabbit and gentle as hell. ~ John Steinbeck,
722:I believe in heaven more than hell, lessons more than jail. ~ Common,
723:I believe in people treating each other with respect. ~ Richard Hell,
724:If Hell is other people... then Purgatory is airports. ~ Neil Gaiman,
725:If I was bound for hell, I’d drag her down with me. ~ Craig Schaefer,
726:If warm air rises, Heaven could be hotter than Hell. ~ Steven Wright,
727:If you want to go to hell, don't complain of the dark'. ~ Xiaobo Liu,
728:I'll tell you right now, a ghoul's hunger is true hell. ~ Sui Ishida,
729:It was heaven - right smack in the middle of hell. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
730:I was safe. Uncomfortable as hell, but safe.-Bobby, RR ~ D J MacHale,
731:I wonder if Hell can be worse than the City of Omaha. ~ Stephen King,
732:Nor jealousy Was understood, the injur'd lover's hell. ~ John Milton,
733:Now get the hell out of here and go change the world. ~ Lucille Ball,
734:So most of my life has been lived in hell. ~ William Carlos Williams,
735:Tell the devil to go to hell... that's where he belongs. ~ Mark Hart,
736:That's my punishment in hell, shoveling horseshit. ~ Malachy McCourt,
737:The door to this era's potential paradises is hell. ~ Rebecca Solnit,
738:The heaven of the envied is hell for the envious. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
739:There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear. ~ Ben Jonson,
740:The Tawdriness of the Miraculous and the Decline of Hell ~ Anonymous,
741:We are social animals; hell is other people. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
742:We make our own hell out of the people around us. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
743:What, in all very seriousness, the hell was going on? ~ Jeff Lindsay,
744:When you learn to love hell, you will be in heaven. ~ Thaddeus Golas,
745:Why the hell do you do all this stuff if you hate it? ~ Dahlia Adler,
746:Without tolerance, our world turns into hell. ~ Friedrich D rrenmatt,
747:Without tolerance, our world turns into hell. ~ Friedrich Durrenmatt,
748:Don’t interrupt a man when he’s giving himself hell. ~ Elmore Leonard,
749:Fucking hell. She tastes like sweet peaches and sunshine. ~ Aria Cole,
750:getting hot as hell in here.” Castillo saw a Chrysler ~ W E B Griffin,
751:Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell. ~ William Shakespeare,
752:Heaven was a word: hell was something he could trust. ~ Graham Greene,
753:hell is full of good wishes and desires. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
754:Hell is the absence of the people you long for ~ Emily St John Mandel,
755:Holy hell, just let the earth swallow me now.
- Kit ~ Liz de Jager,
756:If this isn’t hell, the devil is surely taking notes. ~ Stuart Turton,
757:If you can't raise consciousness at least raise hell ~ Rita Mae Brown,
758:If you're going to walk through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill,
759:I'm so close to Heaven, this Hell cannot be mine. ~ Melissa Etheridge,
760:I think some people call this love. I call it hell. ~ Ellen Schreiber,
761:«Jisos», sa Jesus. «Du mener at Hell også misbrukte henne.» ~ Jo Nesb,
762:Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.” “What ~ T R Ragan,
763:Now there was a chariot worth riding into hell on. ~ Delilah Marvelle,
764:Oh no. Oh, hell to the no to the tenth power. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
765:Promises are like babies…Fun to make but hell to deliver. ~ Anonymous,
766:She wasn't dead, but she was in hell. Hell on earth. ~ Heather Graham,
767:Texas was ungodly hot. Like the circles of hell kind of hot. ~ J Lynn,
768:That's the kind of guy you'd follow to hell and back. ~ Richelle Mead,
769:The first place to look for Christ is in Hell. ~ William Stringfellow,
770:The man who gets me is getting one hell of a woman. ~ Aretha Franklin,
771:The real hell of life is that everyone has his reasons. ~ Jean Renoir,
772:To hell with a fan when the wind is blowing. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
773:What the hell do you want from me?” “Spontaneous combustion. ~ Poppet,
774:When you're in hell, there's nothing left to fear. ~ Jeri Smith Ready,
775:With mere good intentions hell is proverbially paved. ~ William James,
776:You can beat on your chest, hell, any monkey can. ~ Bruce Springsteen,
777:You know the evil that men do, hell is where the men go. ~ Kool G Rap,
778:You're living up in Heaven, but I know you're mad as Hell. ~ MF Grimm,
779:You're one hell of a woman, Molly,” I said. “Thank you. ~ Jim Butcher,
780:You smell like heaven and hell all wrapped up into one. ~ Abbi Glines,
781:Better a bird in hand than hell knows what in the bush. ~ Mark Helprin,
782:But there’s a road to hell for every good intention. ~ Neal Shusterman,
783:For a father it is hell to be without your children; ~ Honor de Balzac,
784:Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell ~ J D Salinger,
785:Hell is the absence of the people you long for. ~ Emily St John Mandel,
786:Hell-on-skis, can you hear me? This is flying cupcake. ~ Joss Stirling,
787:Hell yes! Gentle birth’s got to be good for something! ~ Donald McCaig,
788:Hire the right people and get the hell out of the way. ~ David Fincher,
789:I closed my eyes, bowed my head and thought, AH, HELL . . . ~ P C Cast,
790:If something is not a "hell, YEAH!", then it's a "no! ~ James Altucher,
791:I knew I was in trouble, but I thought I was in hell. ~ Elvis Costello,
792:I'm simply one hell of a butler.
-Sebastian Michaelis ~ Yana Toboso,
793:I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire. ~ William Shakespeare,
794:In time of war, the Devil makes more room in Hell. ~ Sharon Kay Penman,
795:I would take her words with me through the jaws of hell. ~ Celia Aaron,
796:Many pass for saints on earth whose souls are in hell. ~ Martin Luther,
797:many pass for saints on earth whose souls are in hell. ~ Martin Luther,
798:rather be in hell with Jesus than in Heaven without Him.64 ~ Anonymous,
799:She once was heaven and now she's the hell I'm burning in. ~ Mia Asher,
800:She wasn't dead, but she was in hell. He'll on earth. ~ Heather Graham,
801:Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven. ~ Mary Baker Eddy,
802:THAT WAS IT. A life worth remembering is hell to live. ~ Walter Mosley,
803:There are no special places in hell. Hell is a democracy. ~ Mike Carey,
804:to hell with literature
we want something redblooded ~ E E Cummings,
805:To Hell with the cherub!” roared Comandante Marescotti. ~ Anne Fortier,
806:We are all deep in a hell, each of which is a miracle. ~ Emil M Cioran,
807:What fresh hell is this?" Gansey asked pleasantly. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
808:What in the actual hell of all nine circles of Hell was this? ~ J Lynn,
809:When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it. ~ Steve McQueen,
810:Would you rather be a slave in heaven or a free man in hell? ~ Wildbow,
811:Yes. Oh, hell yes. I love you. Of course I'll marry you. ~ Jaci Burton,
812:Alas! There's no one in hell ... all the devils are here! ~ Aim C saire,
813:And the road to hell is paved with good intentions... ~ Linwood Barclay,
814:Anger and hatred are the materials from which hell is made. ~ Nhat Hanh,
815:As I said to Speedicut, it's hell in the diplomatic. ~ George MacDonald,
816:But for the absence of Satan, the world looked like Hell. ~ Bobby Adair,
817:Can we change the world? No, but hell, we can all try. ~ Rupert Murdoch,
818:Dante’s step into Hell will never be forgotten by Hell. ~ Gregory Corso,
819:Demi Moore is a terrific woman and a hell of an actress. ~ Mark Goddard,
820:Do you know where hell is? It's up here, in your head. ~ Atsushi Ohkubo,
821:Every good time that goes on too long turns into a hell. ~ Mason Cooley,
822:Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell. ~ J D Salinger,
823:Heaven doesn’t want me, and hell’s afraid I’ll take over. ~ John Langan,
824:he had been a tough teenager in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. ~ Mario Puzo,
825:He had been through hell and had a right to his secrets. ~ Ransom Riggs,
826:Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent. ~ Frank Sinatra,
827:Holy hell, am I ever full. Of unfiltered monster cock. ~ Helena Hunting,
828:If you think you're going through hell, keep going! ~ Winston Churchill,
829:I'm just trying to get a window seat on the way to Hell. ~ Willam Belli,
830:I'm trying to find out what the hell we - who we are. ~ Martin Scorsese,
831:In hell it is difficult to tell people from other people. ~ Jack Spicer,
832:In the very depths of Hell, do not demons love one another? ~ Anne Rice,
833:I've got to make it to heaven; for going through hell. ~ Curtis Jackson,
834:My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day. ~ John Steinbeck,
835:So I sang out the barbarous words - karaoke from Hell. ~ Grant Morrison,
836:That's one hell of a secret life you live, Miss Abigail. ~ Robin Schone,
837:There is no Hell, other than that which men make on earth. ~ Lian Hearn,
838:The road to hell is paved with good intentions. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
839:To hell, allegiance! vows, to the blackest devil! ~ William Shakespeare,
840:We probably in hell already, our dumb asses not knowing. ~ Tupac Shakur,
841:What does one wear when one goes to give one's father hell? ~ Zoey Dean,
842:Yeah, what the hell. We can be remedial alphas together. ~ Nalini Singh,
843:All for one and let’s get the hell out of here. ~ Alexander Gordon Smith,
844:And the road to hell is paved with good intentions.... ~ Linwood Barclay,
845:Cuz if I don't say I'm the best, tell me who the hell will. ~ Phife Dawg,
846:Death and hell are never full, and neither are men's eyes. ~ Johnny Cash,
847:Even in hell, if a man was a man, you'd know it. ~ Stephen Vincent Benet,
848:Fools that will laugh on earth, most weep in hell. ~ Christopher Marlowe,
849:Go back to hell where you came from, you old warthog ~ Flannery O Connor,
850:Guilty as hell. Free as a bird. America is a great country. ~ Bill Ayers,
851:...heaven or hell...She couldn't tell one from the other. ~ Linda Howard,
852:hell can't zip it up into one of my saddlebags because I'm ~ Carian Cole,
853:Hell [...] is the absence of God and the presence of Time. ~ Glen Duncan,
854:Hell is truth seen too lateduty neglected in its season. ~ Tryon Edwards,
855:Hell strives with grace for conquest in my breast. ~ Christopher Marlowe,
856:Hierarchies are celestial. In hell all are equal. ~ Nicol s G mez D vila,
857:I actually think there is hell because we see hell every day. ~ Rob Bell,
858:I feel like hell...I ache all over, but mostly inside. ~ Judith McNaught,
859:If everything isn't black and white I say why the hell not. ~ John Wayne,
860:If giving up is to fail, then to hell with give up! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
861:If there is hell, it was modeled after junior high school. ~ Lewis Black,
862:If you don't love your mother you go straight to hell. ~ Richard Simmons,
863:I may not be a pin-up, but I'm one hell of a boxer. ~ Jean Paul Belmondo,
864:It irritates the hell out of me but you can't buy love. ~ Warren Buffett,
865:It’s a hell of a thing to say good-bye to your whole life. ~ John Scalzi,
866:It's a mild hell so comfortable that it resembles heaven. ~ Edmund White,
867:It was like looking at heaven from the ferry to hell. ~ Sabrina Jeffries,
868:It would take a hell of a wife to beat no wife at all. ~ Cormac McCarthy,
869:I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise. ~ Blaise Pascal,
870:Life is hell but death is worse.

- from "No Deposit ~ Donald Hall,
871:Life is whatever you make it, a heaven or hell on earth. ~ Steve Redhead,
872:Never forget:
we walk on hell,
gazing at flowers. ~ Kobayashi Issa,
873:Perhaps we'll meet in hell, you and I. Or... in heaven. ~ Dawn Kurtagich,
874:Put the fire out? Hell no. What we need to do is stoke it. ~ Jess Walter,
875:She is madness,
sanity. She is hell, and
paradise. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
876:Some days are a total "What the hell was I thinking? ~ Kim Gruenenfelder,
877:Stop rolling down hill like a snow ball headed for hell. ~ Merle Haggard,
878:The road to Hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
879:To hell with exciting. I'd rather be drab as hell and win. ~ Woody Hayes,
880:To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don't let it. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
881:To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don’t let it. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
882:we’re dealing with two devils who both want to rule hell. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
883:Whatever the hell happens, say, 'This is what I need.' ~ Joseph Campbell,
884:What the hell was that for?"
The other ten percent. ~ Cassandra Clare,
885:When you get to heaven, you will wish you were in hell. ~ Marilyn Manson,
886:When you're going through hell - just keep on going! ~ Winston Churchill,
887:You know what my theory is? Accept me or go to hell. ~ Gilbert Gottfried,
888:All you may know of heaven or hell is within your own self. ~ Edgar Cayce,
889:An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise. ~ Victor Hugo,
890:Being alone, you see, is the worst of hell’s punishments. ~ Dennis Lehane,
891:Christ took our hell so that we might take His heaven. ~ Donald Barnhouse,
892:-Eve: ' Well punch him in the face and then run like hell. ~ Rachel Caine,
893:feeling.” “No,” she said. “I think it’s hell on earth. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
894:Fuck, Dylan said, then thought it, just for the hell of it. ~ Tara Janzen,
895:Goodness can be found sometimes in the middle of hell. ~ Charles Bukowski,
896:Hell, do I remember the first joke? I was never a jokester. ~ Don Rickles,
897:Hell hath no fury like a woman who has accidentally napped. ~ Lena Dunham,
898:Hell, yea, I want something. I want you to stop avoiding me. ~ Maya Banks,
899:Hip-hop is rock & roll. What the hell is Wu-Tang but Motorhead? ~ Mos Def,
900:I believe I am in Hell, therefore I am. —Arthur Rimbaud ~ Cassandra Clare,
901:I can deal with Stalin. He is honest, but smart as hell. ~ Harry S Truman,
902:I didn’t believe in heaven, but I did believe in hell. ~ Ottessa Moshfegh,
903:If I am unable to make the gods above relent, I shall move hell. ~ Virgil,
904:If you are going through hell, keep going. WINSTON CHURCHILL ~ Liz Miller,
905:If you have work, all is well; if you don't a living hell. ~ Ken Brimhall,
906:I sought to puncture Heaven and instead discovered Hell. ~ Kiersten White,
907:It is good to have some friends both in heaven and hell. ~ George Herbert,
908:I’ve been shot to hell, haven’t I?” “Language, love. ~ Charlie N Holmberg,
909:I've one hell of a to-do list. Just need someone to do it. ~ Anyta Sunday,
910:I’ve one hell of a to-do list. Just need someone to do it. ~ Anyta Sunday,
911:I wasn’t prepared for you, Elise. Holy hell…not even close. ~ Lara Adrian,
912:L'enfer c'est les autres.
aka, "Hell is others." . ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
913:Many might go to heaven with half the labor they go to hell. ~ Ben Jonson,
914:Self-love and the love of the world constitute hell. ~ Emanuel Swedenborg,
915:Sometimes you've got to go through hell to get to heaven. ~ Dean Karnazes,
916:The gates of Hell are terrible to behold, are they not? ~ E A Bucchianeri,
917:There is a (slight) chance that I might be going to hell. ~ Laurie Notaro,
918:They're 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares? ~ Rush Limbaugh,
919:To hell with death. I refuse to die until I’ve truly lived. ~ Jewel E Ann,
920:To hell with the Constitution when people want coal! ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
921:To hell with the rules. If it sounds right, then it is. ~ Eddie Van Halen,
922:To the irreligious person heaven would be hell. ~ Saint John Henry Newman,
923:We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. ~ Oscar Wilde,
924:We have a new problem, fresh from the oven and hot as hell. ~ Scott Lynch,
925:We're all going to hell anyway, why not enjoy the ride? ~ Robert Ferrigno,
926:We're all of us going to hell, it's just a question of time. ~ Harper Lee,
927:We would all be in Hell if convicted of our thoughts. ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen,
928:When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is. ~ Ayn Rand,
929:when you went through hell you came out baked by the fire. ~ Stephen King,
930:You ain't worth a greased lack pin to ram you into hell. ~ John Steinbeck,
931:A triangle with four points is what Euclid rides into hell. ~ Steve Martin,
932:Don’t you know I’d burn in hell for a single taste of you? ~ Penelope Ward,
933:Doorman: Good morning Mr. Peaknis

Mr. P.: Go to hell ~ Rachel Caine,
934:Eric the Evil scowled. Well, hell. He was jealous of himself. ~ Nina Bangs,
935:Facilis descensus averno - The decent into hell is easy. ~ Cassandra Clare,
936:Facilis descensus averno - The descent into hell is easy ~ Cassandra Clare,
937:God, I felt like hell tonight, tears of rage I cannot fight. ~ Sheryl Crow,
938:Heaven and Hell are imaginary creation of ignorant minds. ~ Gautama Buddha,
939:Hell, I don't want to grow old at all. I never want to die. ~ Kate Millett,
940:...Hell is the proof of God's failure or refusal to love. ~ Charles Baxter,
941:Hell, I think I fucking loved her the second I saw her. Period. ~ Sara Ney,
942:Hell was OK, until some wise guy went to heaven and came back ~ Buddhadasa,
943:Hell you're Shawn Michaels! The greatest wrestler of all time! ~ Ric Flair,
944:I asked the seasons how change feels and they said it hurts like hell. ~ M,
945:If I'm going to Hell, I'm going there playing the piano. ~ Jerry Lee Lewis,
946:If I’m not saying ‘Hell Yeah!’ to something, then I say no. ~ Derek Sivers,
947:If I was on the road to Hell, at least I was going in style. ~ Jim Butcher,
948:If you're not saying 'Hell Yeah' about something, say 'No'. ~ Derek Sivers,
949:It is a hell of a thing to be hungry in your own house. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
950:It means, said Jeremiah, “The descent into Hell is easy. ~ Cassandra Clare,
951:It’s a lie, but it’s the lie he needs. I’m going to hell. ~ Kiersten White,
952:It will come back. Lie down. You scared the hell out of me. ~ Stephen King,
953:Life is too short and hell is too hot to just play church. ~ Larry Osborne,
954:Most people have to die to get to Hell. I took a shortcut. ~ Andrew Klavan,
955:Never use the words 'suddenly' or 'all hell broke loose.' ~ Elmore Leonard,
956:Nobody is ever sent to Hell: he or she insists on going there. ~ W H Auden,
957:No, sir. Go to hell sir. It's the best I can do for you sir. ~ Jack London,
958:No, there are no special places in hell. Hell is a democracy. ~ Mike Carey,
959:Now what the hell do you suppose is eatin' them two guys? ~ John Steinbeck,
960:Oh, hell, I can’t go on a spiritual journey—I'm constipated. ~ Molly Ivins,
961:One phrase summarizes the horror of hell. "God isn't there." ~ Max Lucado,
962:Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts. ~ Voltaire,
963:people who are suffering in hell don’t want to be all alone. ~ Miguel Ruiz,
964:Solitude is a torment which is not threatened in hell itself. ~ John Donne,
965:The longer we stay in Hell, the more we become attached to it. ~ C S Lewis,
966:There is no hell, no inferno except the frenzy of living. ~ Henri Barbusse,
967:The road to hell is paved with unbought stuffed animals ~ Ernest Hemingway,
968:wasn’t exactly crying, but it hurt like hell to swallow. ~ Robyn Schneider,
969:Well, hell hath no motherfucking fury like a woman scorned. ~ Karina Halle,
970:When you're in hell, only a devil can point the way out. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
971:You gotta go through a special kind of hell or a special ~ Karin Slaughter,
972:you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. ~ Randy Pausch,
973:All beauty has a dark side. Heaven can't exist without hell. ~ Gemma Malley,
974:As long as we don't die, this is gonna be one hell of a story. ~ John Green,
975:Corrupt my brother, will you? I'll see you in hell first, sir. ~ Libba Bray,
976:Dear God, I must be dead and in hell since you're here. ~ Catherine Coulter,
977:Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven. ~ John Donne,
978:Did you know that Dog Heaven and Cat Hell were the same place? ~ Dana Gould,
979:For thou hast made a very fiend of me, and I have hell within. ~ Aphra Behn,
980:Goodness could be found sometimes in the middle of hell. ~ Charles Bukowski,
981:Government should stay the hell out of people's business. ~ Barry Goldwater,
982:Hell is very likely to be modernization infinitely extended. ~ Tom Stoppard,
983:Hell is wanting to be somewhere different from where you are. ~ Geneen Roth,
984:hell is wanting to be somewhere different from where you are. ~ Geneen Roth,
985:Hell no. You're what saved you, kid. Not divine intervention. ~ Laura Wiess,
986:Hell,” Tony Bonelli tells me, “is having no control.” Tony’s ~ Jason Arnopp,
987:How the hell can I make my teammates better by practicing?! ~ Allen Iverson,
988:If there were no hell, the loss of heaven would be hell. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
989:I know I will go to hell, because I pardoned Richard Nixon. ~ Gerald R Ford,
990:I may not remember her, but I sure as hell still feel her. ~ Colleen Hoover,
991:I'm going to hell, ah... but you're laughing, so you're coming. ~ Dane Cook,
992:I tell you such fine music waits in the shadows of hell. ~ Charles Bukowski,
993:I would rather my soul broil in hell than I do you any harm. ~ William Kidd,
994:I would think myself in hell but for the sight of you, lass. ~ Pamela Clare,
995:Little pieces of heaven clutched in her hell-raising fists. ~ Sasha Alsberg,
996:Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light. ~ John Milton,
997:Long is the way and hard, that out of hell leads up to light. ~ John Milton,
998:Once you're already in hell, it's too late to beg for mercy. ~ Devon Ashley,
999:Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell. ~ Emily Dickinson,
1000:Pride can be as strong as love, and a hell of a lot crueler. ~ Claudia Gray,
1001:She’s not going to eat you, and what the hell is a Fruit Loop? ~ Jaymin Eve,
1002:that was, if there were someone mad enough to visit this hell. ~ Ay e Kulin,
1003:The attempt to make heaven on earth invariably produces hell. ~ Karl Popper,
1004:The Devil’s Masquerade Ball is apparently one Hell of a party ~ Donna Hosie,
1005:The paradise of the rich is made out of the hell of the poor. ~ Victor Hugo,
1006:The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul. ~ John Calvin,
1007:To hell with the cost, if it's a good story, I'll make it. ~ Samuel Goldwyn,
1008:utopias always turn out to be one version of hell or another. ~ Dean Koontz,
1009:We cannot make a heaven on earth, though we may make a hell. ~ Russell Kirk,
1010:...we're dealing with two devils who both want to rule hell. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
1011:What? Okay, back up. How in the hell do you 'turn up missing'? ~ Kevin Hart,
1012:And do all Hell-Bards waddle like a duck, or is it just you? ~ Susan Dennard,
1013:Birds are the eyes of heaven, and flies are the spies of hell. ~ Suzy Kassem,
1014:But hell need not be eternal unless one chooses to make it so. ~ Mary Balogh,
1015:Envy’s a green-eyed monster that comes hissing hot from hell. ~ Leslie Meier,
1016:Ever notice how 'What the hell' is always the right answer? ~ Marilyn Monroe,
1017:Goodbye — whoever invented that word should burn in Hell. ~ Rachel Van Dyken,
1018:Heaven is everywhere, always, at once. Hell is not knowing it. ~ Mike Dooley,
1019:Hell fed on wishes, turning their false hope into new torture. ~ Evan Currie,
1020:Hell hath no fury like a woman deprived of her toiletries. ~ Shannon McKenna,
1021:Hell, the old man’ll have our balls for Christmas decorations. ~ Dean Koontz,
1022:He might not go to jail, but he was probably going to hell. ~ Pepper Winters,
1023:I believe I am in Hell, therefore I am.
—Arthur Rimbaud ~ Cassandra Clare,
1024:Idiots are highly flammable, love. Let them all burn in hell. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
1025:I don't believe in Hell, but I believe in my parents' couch. ~ George Watsky,
1026:I'd tell you to go to hell but i don't want to see you again. ~ Markus Zusak,
1027:If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1028:If there were a place lower than here, it would surely be hell. ~ Inio Asano,
1029:It filled me up with heaven as much as it tore me to hell. ~ Nicole Christie,
1030:I was already headed for Hell, I might as well enjoy the ride. ~ Abbi Glines,
1031:I was an only child, but I did have a hell of a lot of cousins. ~ Desi Arnaz,
1032:June 16, 1971, mama gave birth to a Hell rasing heavenly son. ~ Tupac Shakur,
1033:Oh, Hell's gates!" Annia cried, borrowing Vix's favorite curse. ~ Kate Quinn,
1034:She was hell on wheels and used to getting her own way. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
1035:So here my check. Overdue and overdrawn.
Cash it in hell. ~ Jack Ketchum,
1036:(Suicide) takes some doing, with maybe pain and maybe hell. ~ John Steinbeck,
1037:The doors of heaven and hell are adjacent and identical. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis,
1038:The only good government... Is a bad one in a hell of a fright. ~ Joyce Cary,
1039:The pardoned soul is out of the gunshot of hell (Rom. 8:33). ~ Thomas Watson,
1040:There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object. ~ John Keats,
1041:The road to hell is paved with good intentions. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
1042:We are all deep in a hell each moment of which is a miracle. ~ Emil M Cioran,
1043:We will breakfast together here and dine together in hell. ~ Richard S Ewell,
1044:When I die I’ll go to heaven ‘cause I served my time in hell. ~ Stephen King,
1045:You are my heaven and you will always be my eternal hell. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1046:You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won't back down. ~ Tom Petty,
1047:You get in there, you get the job done and you get the hell out. ~ Tom Petty,
1048:You have only to look at his eyes. He's still in hell... ~ Daphne du Maurier,
1049:You love the bitch from hell? Well then, you must be nuts. ~ Sophie Kinsella,
1050:You smell like heaven and hell all wrapped up into one"--Grant ~ Abbi Glines,
1051:Believing in Hell must distort every judgement on this life. ~ Cyril Connolly,

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned for SEGA. ~ Kevin Smith,
1053:Folks say I'm egotistical. Hell, I don't even know what it means. ~ Mac Davis,
1054:Gentlemen of the human race, I say to hell with the lot of you. ~ Victor Hugo,
1055:Good music is good music, and everything else can go to hell. ~ Dave Matthews,
1056:Hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple dumpling. ~ Herman Melville,
1057:Hell is a place on earth. Heaven is a place in your head. ~ David Wojnarowicz,
1058:Hell is fine. Surely God wants nothing to do with us, anyway. ~ Tiffany Reisz,
1059:He thought, this is hell, not being able to live with oneself. ~ Iris Murdoch,
1060:I am like Dante, I walk through hell, but I am not burning. ~ Edith Hahn Beer,
1061:I DON'T have EX's! I have Y's. Like 'Y the hell did I date you?! ~ Kevin Hart,
1062:If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill ~ Jandy Nelson,
1063:If you’re going through hell, keep going. —WINSTON CHURCHILL ~ Kristin Hannah,
1064:I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way, ~ Anne Stuart,
1065:I love that he says heck.
I've totally had enough of hell. ~ Cynthia Hand,
1066:It’s my duty to give you hell. That’s what friends are for. ~ Melissa Landers,
1067:Life is hell, but at least there are prizes. Or so one thought. ~ Janet Frame,
1068:Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go. ~ E E Cummings,
1069:Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go. ~ e e cummings,
1070:Living together alone is hell between consenting adults. ~ Michel Houellebecq, and pity for hell's occupants will not enter our hearts. ~ J I Packer,
1072:Lust, anger, and greed are the three doors to hell ~ Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa,
1073:My God, you are stupid. What the hell does she see in you? ~ Mila Gray,
1074:New music? Hell, there's been no new music since Stravinsky. ~ Duke Ellington,
1075:Road to hell paved in unbought stuffed dogs. Not my fault. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1076:[SOME]fools that will laugh on earth, must weep in hell ~ Christopher Marlowe,
1077:There's no need for red-hot pokers. Hell is--other people! ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1078:The wary fiend stood on the brink of hell, pondering his voyage ~ John Milton,
1079:They're great kids, great young people, and they fight like hell. ~ Les Miles,
1080:To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
1081:To hell with everything I myself have ever written. ~ William Carlos Williams,
1082:We are all deep in a hell each moment of which is a miracle. ~ Emile M Cioran,
1083:Why is it that men are so good at turning their heaven into a hell? ~ Ma Jian,
1084:A face like a bad angel, and eyes like the night sky in hell ~ Cassandra Clare,
1085:After all, is not a real Hell better than a manufactured Heaven? ~ E M Forster,
1086:And I'll be a witch in hell before I let someone hurt my dogs. ~ Barbra Annino,
1087:Antilochus! You're the most appalling driver in the world! Go to hell! ~ Homer,
1088:As I said to Speedicut, it’s hell in the diplomatic. ~ George MacDonald Fraser,
1089:But, as it turned out, hell got up awfully early in the morning. ~ Jim Butcher,
1090:But it's like riding a bike. A hell-bike, made out of hell. ~ Colson Whitehead,
1091:coffee must be ‘hot as hell, black as sin, and sweet as love. ~ Lawrence Block,
1092:Do we have a plan?'
'We fight like hell.'
'Good plan. ~ Alyxandra Harvey,
1093:Even if you have to go through hell - go without hesitation. ~ Albert Einstein,
1094:Everything is going to hell, but we should smile all the way. ~ Lars von Trier,
1095:Go to hell."
"I've already been there. I own property in it. ~ Tessa Bailey,
1096:Gregory: Go to hell.
Dane: I'd be glad to leave you in it. ~ Anne Osterlund,
1097:Heaven Is An Orchard Though Its Roots Wind Down To Hell ~ Kealan Patrick Burke,
1098:Heaven is a state of awareness. Hell is a state of awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1099:Hell,’ I tell her, ‘is where all the interesting people are. ~ Hannu Rajaniemi,
1100:Hell people talk about hell, love people talk about love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1101:her throat, and she hoped like hell he couldn’t see it. But ~ Lynn Raye Harris,
1102:I am to wait, though waiting so be hell.
Sonnet 58.13 ~ William Shakespeare,
1103:I can't believe it. I can't believe it. Football. Bloody hell. ~ Alex Ferguson,
1104:I couldn't fall out of love with you if I fell all the way to hell. ~ J D Robb,
1105:If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill ~ Iain Rob Wright,
1106:I know for a fact that Heaven and Hell are here on Earth. ~ Marianne Faithfull,
1107:In heaven, you get right through. In hell, they put you on hold. ~ Gail Parent,
1108:In Hell... bad is good... and I am second only to the Devil. ~ Felicity Heaton,
1109:it was better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven, better ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen,
1110:Let the world go to hell around you so long as you can get to her ~ Kiera Cass,
1111:Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
1112:Neither heaven nor hell can keep me apart from you, Melanie. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1113:Orthodoxy cannot afford to put out the fires of hell. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
1114:our sins are manufactured in heaven to create our own hell. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1115:Peace? I hate the word as I hate hell and all Montagues. ~ William Shakespeare,
1116:Scientific method, hell! No wonder the Galaxy was going to pot. ~ Isaac Asimov,
1117:So just say F**k It to it all. Just do what the hell you want. ~ John C Parkin,
1118:Storybook events come in threes. So, it seems, does Hell. ~ Franny Billingsley,
1119:The human who uses this note can go neither to heaven nor hell. ~ Tsugumi Ohba,
1120:There's a special place in hell for people who mistreat animals. ~ Tara Sue Me,
1121:the road to programming hell is paved with global variables, ~ Steve McConnell,
1122:The woman ran down the dirt track as if fleeing demons from Hell. ~ C L Bevill,
1123:To fathom hell or soar angelic/Just take a pinch of psychedelic. ~ J M R Higgs,
1124:We are a match made in Hell. He may be Satan, but I'm Lillith. ~ Stylo Fantome,
1125:We are to Plunder Hell to Populate Heaven for Calvary's sake ~ Reinhard Bonnke,
1126:We do not deserve to be trapped in hell. It isnt our fault. ~ Kiera Van Gelder,
1127:Well, it must have been one hell of a night we're about to have. ~ Julie Delpy,
1128:We're all going overnight express delivery straight to Hell. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1129:We would all be in Hell if convicted of our thoughts. Have ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen,
1130:What broke loose is popularly and succinctly described as hell. ~ Isaac Asimov,
1131:When you’re going through hell, keep going. —Winston Churchill ~ Dean Karnazes,
1132:Who the hell is afraid of a fridge but ties himself to a puma? ~ Peter Allison,
1133:You have reason to wonder that you are not already in hell. ~ Jonathan Edwards,
1134:You may never know Hell, but you will not find Heaven, either. ~ Lauren Oliver,
1135:American diplomacy is easy on the brain but hell on the feet. ~ Charles G Dawes,
1136:Ana. Hell – what do you need? A neon sign flashing on his forehead? ~ E L James,
1137:anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. ~ Anonymous,
1138:A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
1139:At least, the sun had the decency to stay the hell away from us. ~ Jandy Nelson,
1140:A year of hell is worth three minutes in heaven. Or so they say. ~ Kim Harrison,
1141:DIRE WARNING: If you pirate this book, your soul will rot in hell ~ Celia Aaron,
1142:Don't worry, if there is a hell below, we're all going to go. ~ Curtis Mayfield,
1143:Every big hotel has got a ghost. Why? Hell, people come and go … ~ Stephen King,
1144:Exactly what powers of hell feed on: the best instincts in man. ~ Philip K Dick,
1145:Feeling too much is a hell of a lot better than feeling nothing. ~ Nora Roberts,
1146:He closed his eyes, cursing the man to hell. Colt was a dead man. ~ B J Daniels,
1147:He who doesn’t know the paradise can never leave his hell! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1148:I believe I have seen hell and it's white, it's snow-white. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
1149:I don’t see the point of a Messiah who sends you to hell. ~ Garth Risk Hallberg,
1150:If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business. ~ Ray Kroc,
1151:I have known heaven, and now I am in hell, and there are mimes. ~ Nick Harkaway,
1152:I have my own matches and sulphur, and I'll make my own hell. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
1153:I live in my deepest hell and from there I cannot fall any further. ~ Carl Jung,
1154:In the end, forever, you and I will be in Heaven or Hell. Period. ~ John Corapi,
1155:is the way and hard, that out of hell leads up to light. ~ William Kent Krueger,
1156:I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve ~ Alan Ladd,
1157:It is better; heavier, crueler. The mouth you wear for hell. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1158:I've lived in a good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. ~ John Steinbeck,
1159:I've somehow run myself into hell. There must be many entrances. ~ Iris Murdoch,
1160:I want nothing. No heaven, no hell, no anything. Just let it end. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1161:I would move all of hell to reach your side,you know that. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
1162:Just because war is hell doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. ~ Chris Kyle,
1163:Life can be both hell and bliss or it can be nothing at all. ~ Majandra Delfino,
1164:listen: there’s a hell
of a good universe next door; let’s go ~ E E Cummings,
1165:Losing innocence. Remembering Heaven. That was the essence of Hell ~ John Jakes,
1166:Love is something sent from Heaven to worry the Hell out of you. ~ Dolly Parton,
1167:Love makes you do stupid things. I’m leading her straight into hell ~ Ker Dukey,
1168:Never envy a man his lady. Behind it all lays a living hell. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1169:Never tell anyone to go to hell unless you can make 'em go. ~ William J Clinton,
1170:One definition of hell is having your own way all the time. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
1171:Parting is all we know of Heaven,
and all we need of Hell. ~ Emily Dickinson,
1172:Was an eternity of absolute ease just another name for hell? ~ Octavia E Butler,
1173:We would rather be in hell with Jesus than in Heaven without Him.64 ~ Anonymous,
1174:What the hell? Futility has its purposes in life." -- Talon. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1175:Where the hell do you get your nerve?
From a Cracker Jack box. ~ Lora Leigh,
1176:You’d date yourself?” “Hell ya.” She grinned. “I’m pretty awesome. ~ J S Cooper,
1177:You have to have a hell of a lot of confidence in what you're doing. ~ Jon Hamm,
1178:You know I'd follow you anywhere. Even if it's straight to Hell. ~ Abigail Roux,
1179:You need to see a bit of hell now and then. That, and great joy. ~ Barry Hannah,
1180:A fixed appointment for the immediate future is the gates of hell; ~ Herman Koch,
1181:Descensus Averno facilis est
"The decent into hell is easy. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1182:DIRE WARNING: If you pirate this book, your soul will rot in hell. ~ Celia Aaron,
1183:ESTRAGON: Saved from what? VLADIMIR: Hell. ESTRAGON: I’m going. ~ Samuel Beckett,
1184:Even the damned in hell have the community of their suffering. ~ Cormac McCarthy,
1185:Even though we’d put each other through hell, we’d found heaven. ~ Jamie McGuire,
1186:Faith is what is left after all your beliefs have been blown to hell. ~ Ram Dass,
1187:Five years of hell. You deserve to be fucked till you can't walk. ~ Kresley Cole,
1188:Hell hath no fury like a woman you really shouldn't have slept with. ~ Anonymous,
1189:Hell, if they wanted to act like idiots, why try to stop them? ~ Nicholas Sparks,
1190:Hell is a city much like London A populous and smoky city ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
1191:He never was worth the powder it'd take to blow him to hell. ~ Shirley Damsgaard,
1192:He’s covered in fur. When the hell would he wear a shirt? ~ Aurora Rose Reynolds,
1193:His Infernal Excellency,” he declared, “the ambassador of Hell. ~ China Mi ville,
1194:I don't know about the sight, but you've got one hell of a nerve. ~ Stephen King,
1195:I hope there is a special hell for people who mistreat animals. ~ Rita Mae Brown,
1196:In Heaven you forget everything. In Hell they make you remember. ~ Stewart O Nan,
1197:I paint as I feel like painting; to hell with all their studies. ~ Edouard Manet,
1198:It hurt. It hurt like hell. But it didn’t matter, if no one knew. ~ Nella Larsen,
1199:It's a wicked life, but what the hell, the stars ain't falling down. ~ Bob Dylan,
1200:Live in My Deepest Hell and from There I cannot Fall Any Further.
   ~ Carl Jung,
1201:Love like that? Hell, it seems so pure, it's damn near criminal. ~ Dennis Lehane,
1202:Lust, Greed, Anger, Attachment - These are all paths to hell. ~ Neem Karoli Baba,
1203:My first album will be titled One Foot in Hell Already. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1204:My mother was really loving and wonderful and tough as hell. ~ David Copperfield,
1205:My pleasure in 'hell-raising' in class is my pleasure in chaos, ~ Otto Weininger,
1206:My pleasure in 'hell-raising' in class is my pleasure in chaos. ~ Otto Weininger,
1207:"No hell is worse than that in which one lives without knowing it." ~ Alan Watts,
1208:Only those who have been through hell know how to withstand fire, ~ Sarah Noffke,
1209:Prostitutes go to heaven. It's their clients that go to hell. ~ David LaChapelle,
1210:Read Blake or go to hell, that's my message to the modern world. ~ Northrop Frye,
1211:She is staring into hell and I'm not brave enough to join her. ~ Daniel H Wilson,
1212:Take away the In God We Trust, tell me what the hell is wrong with us. ~ R Kelly,
1213:The defining element of hell was eternal conscious suffering. Here ~ Ken MacLeod,
1214:The horror of Hell is an echo of the infinite worth of God's glory. ~ John Piper,
1215:There is no music in hell, for all good music belongs to heaven. ~ Brigham Young,
1216:There is no need for hell fire in hell. Hell is other people. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1217:The strongest steel is forged by the fires of hell. (Savitar) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1218:This is hell, I thought, living my life without my soulmate. ~ Ilsa Madden Mills,
1219:To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1220:To hell with sense! We're all crazy. What do we want with sense? ~ Ernest Dowson,
1221:To hell with you. To hell with you and to hell with the Internet. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1222:What could be worse than Hell ?" he said
"Purgatory." I said. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
1223:What in hell is a girl with hips like yours doing selling death? ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
1224:Why had my life suddenly become a Nancy Drew mystery from hell? ~ Rachel Hawkins,
1225:Why the hell does luck exist if I’m not supposed to push it?” I ~ Colleen Hoover,
1226:Will I ever stop being surprised by the ways people make hell? ~ Catherine Lacey,
1227:Worth dying for. Worth killing for. Worth going to hell for.Amen. ~ Frank Miller,
1228:A penny wise, Seth…”

“And a pound shut-the-hell-up ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
1229:Blame is a choice that doesn't give you directions out of hell. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1230:Brock [Lesnar] is one hell of a wrestler, and he's a big monster. ~ Bill Goldberg,
1231:But even in hell there are moments when the light reaches you. ~ Richard C Morais,
1232:Come hell or water high you'll never see me cry this is our last good bye. ~ Cher,
1233:Detroit turned out to be heaven, but it also turned out to be hell. ~ Marvin Gaye,
1234:Devils don't come from hell beneath us, they come from the sky. ~ Jesse Eisenberg,
1235:Don't put no constrictions on da people. Leave 'em ta hell alone. ~ Jimmy Durante,
1236:Go to hell.” He works his jaw. Walks to the door. “I’m working on it. ~ Anonymous,
1237:He had forgotten that his paradise was surrounded by hell itself. ~ F lix J Palma,
1238:Heroin may be bad, but it sure as hell hasn't hurt my CD collection. ~ Bill Maher,
1239:Hold on...Hold on to yourself. This is going to hurt like hell. ~ Sarah McLachlan,
1240:Hopefully we’ll catch a worm.” He debated, thought what the hell, and ~ Anonymous,
1241:How could you know what it feels like to fight the hounds of hell? ~ Sky Ferreira,
1242:I am a Hound of God. I travel my own road, into Hell and out of it. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1243:Angel, who found a flower blooming in hell and died for it ... ~ Pat Mills,
1244:I'd tell you to go to hell but i don't want to see you again. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1245:If I owned Texas and Hell, I'd rent out Texas and live in Hell. ~ Philip Sheridan,
1246:If you never go out on that limb, you're missing a hell of a view. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1247:If you’re going through hell, keep going. —WINSTON CHURCHILL May ~ Kristin Hannah,
1248:I'm not playing a role. I'm being myself, whatever the hell that is. ~ Bea Arthur,
1249:I's tell you to go to hell but i don't want to see you again. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1250:It is against the whole hell of Monarchy that I have declared war. ~ Thomas Paine,
1251:It is always possible to exchange one hell god for another. ~ Francesca Lia Block,
1252:It was Hell, if hell is where the life we love cannot exist. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1253:I will not keep calm. I will raise hell and break shit. -T-shirt ~ Lani Lynn Vale,
1254:No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell! ~ Lord Byron,
1255:Oh, my god, this chick just mentioned MacGyver?
Yes. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1256:Our heaven is their hell, said God. I like a balanced universe. ~ Margaret Atwood,
1257:Our tax dollars had equipped Agent Franks with the SUV from Hell. ~ Larry Correia,
1258:Picture your grandmother in Hell, baking pies... without an oven. ~ George Carlin,
1259:Ryan said, “What the hell? Does everything want to have sex with you? ~ T J Klune,
1260:Taylor: “He's been hell on wheels the last few days. Glad we're here. ~ E L James,
1261:The harder you work, the luckier you are, and I worked like hell. ~ Gerald R Ford,
1262:The only difference between heaven and hell is believing a thought. ~ Byron Katie,
1263:There is no heaven, there is no hell, except here on Earth. ~ Anton Szandor LaVey,
1264:This country started going to hell when they stopped hanging folks. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1265:To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1266:True devotion is for itself: not to desire heaven nor to fear hell. ~ Rabia Basri,
1267:Truth is a hell of a big point with me. Now I exaggerate—always. ~ Diana Vreeland,
1268:You can't keep dancing with the devil and ask why you're still in hell. ~ Unknown,
1269:And when he invented his hell, that was his heaven on earth. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1270:Because traditions are soothing when everything else goes to hell. ~ Courtney Cole,
1271:Between the two of us, we’ve got a family tree rooted in Hell! ~ Sharon Kay Penman,
1272:Brannicks and magic and hell, oh my,”
~ Rachel Hawkins Sophie ~ Rachel Hawkins,
1273:Don't put no constrictions on da people! Leave 'em the hell alone! ~ Jimmy Durante,
1274:Good people end up in Hell because they can't forgive themselves. ~ Robin Williams,
1275:Heaven is real and hell is real, and eternity is but a breath away. ~ Billy Graham,
1276:Hell couldn't be worse than a WalMart after midnight, right? ~ MaryJanice Davidson,
1277:Hell hath no correctly punctuated fury like a book nerd scorned. ~ Alexandra Petri,
1278:...hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling... ~ Herman Melville,
1279:Hell is not a place. It’s not a noun, child. It’s a verb. ~ Michael Marshall Smith,
1280:Hell's a-coming and we all gotta learn to play the blues. (347) ~ Jonathan Maberry,
1281:Hell’s bells. I don’t call him the Fist of God as a pet name, folks. ~ Jim Butcher,
1282:How you expect the heaven, when you make someone else’s life hell. ~ M F Moonzajer,
1283:I descended into Hell and brought back cheap beer in plastic cups. ~ Eric Lundgren,
1284:I don't believe in hell. I believe in unemployment, but not hell. ~ Dustin Hoffman,
1285:If Hell is other people, thought Shadow, then Purgatory is airports. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1286:If you don't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? ~ RuPaul,
1287:I mean, who the hell has a turret on their house, besides Rapunzel? ~ Jodi Picoult,
1288:I'm not apologizing to anyone. I'll apologize when hell freezes over. ~ Mel Gibson,
1289:In this world
We walk on the roof of hell
Gazing at flowers ~ Kobayashi Issa,
1290:It is better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven"
- Asmodeus ~ Cassandra Clare,
1291:It is fun to be alive. It's a hell of a lot better than being dead. ~ Joe Strummer,
1292:I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it. ~ Errol Flynn,
1293:I was paving the highway to hell in beet bottles and kisses. ~ Denise Grover Swank,
1294:Kansas had better stop raising corn and begin raising hell. ~ Mary Elizabeth Lease,
1295:Lady, how the hell do I know who you are or I am or anybody is? ~ Charles Bukowski,
1296:Many might go to Heaven with half the labor they go to hell. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1297:My heart has just expired and my mind has gone to hell for the day. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
1298:Oftentimes, the hottest fires of hell are fueled from within. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
1299:Oh my God. Why the hell had a naked guy tackled me? “Move, you perv. ~ Aileen Erin,
1300:Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us? ~ Jim Gaffigan,
1301:Religious people fear hell -- Spiritual people have walked thru it. ~ Frank Warren,
1302:Take care of the fans and they will sure as hell take care of you. ~ Elvis Presley,
1303:The definition of hell is a place where nothing connects with nothing. ~ T S Eliot,
1304:The most virtuous hearts have a touch of hell’s own fire in them. ~ John A Farrell,
1305:The world is going to hell. All we can do is look good on the trip. ~ P J O Rourke,
1306:This demon was going to bring me to that creature? Hell to the no. ~ Ashlan Thomas,
1307:This is a hell of dull talk...How about some of that champagne? ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1308:To fathom Hell or soar angelic, just take a pinch of psychedelic. ~ Humphry Osmond,
1309:Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods. ~ Peter A Levine,
1310:Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering. ~ Jonathan Edwards,
1311:Welcome to Wolf Squadron. The hell with the darkness. Light a Candle. ~ John Ringo,
1312:When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth. ~ George A Romero,
1313:You can only threaten someone with hell if they have never had hell ~ Ishmael Beah,
1314:A mother-in-law dies only when another devil is needed in hell. ~ Fran ois Rabelais,
1315:Because utopias always turn out to be one version of hell or another. ~ Dean Koontz,
1316:Coffee? Hell yes, coffee! Caffeine being one of the essential drugs. ~ Ben Fountain,
1317:Exactly what the powers of hell feed on: the best instincts in man. ~ Philip K Dick,
1318:Fare thee well/ A fiend like thee might bear my soul to hell. ~ William Shakespeare,
1319:Hell is a place, a time, a consciousness, in which there is no love. ~ Richard Bach,
1320:Hope builds a stairway to Heaven. Fear opens an abyss to Hell. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1321:If it does not come at the last to gladness, then to hell with it. ~ Douglas Wilson,
1322:If you live up against train tracks, it can make your life a living hell. ~ Ted Leo,
1323:I had rather be in hell with Christ, than be in heaven without him. ~ Martin Luther,
1324:I have been to hell and back. I had a very, very bad nervous breakdown. ~ Andy Gibb,
1325:I’ll see you in hell.” “Ah, but you’ll be there first, my dear. Move. ~ Anne Stuart,
1326:I'm sorry. You should make my life hell for the next hundred years. ~ Ilona Andrews,
1327:In a better world, he thought, I'd have followed that man to hell. ~ Daniel Abraham,
1328:I offered them Utopia, but they fought for the right to live in Hell. ~ Mark Millar,
1329:Israel has come out of the boils of the hell, a satanic state. ~ Norman Finkelstein,
1330:It is better to go to heaven with a few, than to hell in the crowd. ~ Thomas Watson,
1331:It's hard for a snake to go back to Hell once its had a taste of Heaven. ~ Lisa See,
1332:It was too lonely to be heaven, and there wouldn't be stars in hell. ~ Kali Wallace,
1333:I was still getting 93’s, but what the hell, someone had to get them. ~ Ned Vizzini,
1334:Just because I'm going to hell doesn't mean you'll ever deserve her. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
1335:Me, a nothingness zombie in a nothingness box in a nothingness hell. ~ Daniel Keyes,
1336:Now I know how deep my anger can cut…and I wish to hell I didn’t. ~ Debbie Macomber,
1337:Religious people fear hell -- Spiritual people have walked thru it. ~ Frank Warren,
1338:Scalping a man is a hell of a poor way to cure him of dandruff. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1339:She is f*cking gorgeous and sexy as hell. Sin should be her middle name. ~ K I Lynn,
1340:So descending into Hell was just a waste of time?' cried Esteban ~ Alejo Carpentier,
1341:Songwriting is Hell on Earth. If it isn't, then you're doing it wrong. ~ Jimmy Webb,
1342:Texas is a fine place for men and dogs, but hell on women and horses. ~ Molly Ivins,
1343:The price you pay for waltzing with the devil is residing in hell. ~ Lorraine Heath,
1344:There is no heaven for me and no hell. And certainly not any Karma. ~ Henry Rollins,
1345:They called it: Choep, New York. I called it: My Own Personal Hell. ~ Scarlett Dawn,
1346:They [German princes] made a pact with the devil and landed in hell. ~ Adolf Hitler,
1347:This ain't no upwardly mobile freeway, oh no, this is the road to hell. ~ Chris Rea,
1348:To look at this country is grand; to travel in it, is Hell, ~ Christopher McDougall,
1349:Weep if you must Parting is hell But life goes on So sing as well. ~ Joyce Grenfell,
1350:What the hell could he possibly want?
And why is he so damn handsome? ~ Sara Ney,
1351:When you put your feet on the floor every morning, Hell should shake! ~ Joyce Meyer,
1352:Whoever is in control of the hell in your life, is your devil. ~ John Henrik Clarke,
1353:You don’t have to march into hell every single time they open the gate. ~ Dan Wells,
1354:Any god who can invent hell is no candidate for the Salvation Army ~ Joseph Campbell,
1355:Beyond the reach of human range A drop of hell, a touch of strange . . . ~ Anonymous,
1356:Cause what the hell is wrong with expressing yourself, trying to be me? ~ Elton John,
1357:Cold, hungry, scared as hell inside, but too damn brave to admit it. ~ Ronald Reagan,
1358:God is dead, and no one cares! If there is a hell I'll see you there! ~ Trent Reznor,
1359:Hardship is boring as hell. Gotta find laughs if you can't stay drunk. ~ Scott Lynch,
1360:Hell, any plan that added "and then we pray" is not a trip to Disneyland. ~ J R Ward,
1361:Hell, bravery didn’t have anything to do with it. I was shitfaced. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1362:Hell is full of the talented, but Heaven of the energetic. ~ Jane Frances de Chantal,
1363:I don't care where I'm from, nor where I'm going. From hell to hell. ~ Aldous Huxley,
1364:If hell comes as a result of my speaking the truth, then let it come. ~ Harry Lennix,
1365:I follow up the quest despite of day and night and death and hell. ~ Alfred Tennyson,
1366:If you want to watch two guys knock hell out of each other, watch us. ~ Ricky Hatton,
1367:I have a lot of growing up to do. But I think, 'Hell, is it too late?' ~ Ronnie Wood,
1368:I have played hell somewhat with the truthfulness of the colours. ~ Vincent Van Gogh,
1369:I killed. I tortured. I played fucking God while I was rotting in Hell. ~ M Robinson,
1370:I mean, we're all trying to find out who the hell we are, aren't we? ~ Robert Ludlum,
1371:I’m proud of my service, but I sure as hell didn’t do it for any medal. ~ Chris Kyle,
1372:In Hell, it's our attachments to a fixed identity that torture us. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1373:I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
1374:I think hell's a real place where real people spend a real eternity. ~ Jerry Falwell,
1375:I thought I was in Hell. Then I found out what Hell really was. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1376:It's a f*** you world. Well, keep it going anyhow, what the hell. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1377:It's just like riding a bicycle. If you fall off, it hurts like hell. ~ Sarah Noffke,
1378:It was the only lullaby she would ever sing, and it was sung in Hell. ~ Laini Taylor,
1379:Me would like an invisibility cloak to get the hell out of this mess. ~ Jandy Nelson,
1380:No CEO examining books today understands what the hell is going on. ~ Charlie Munger,
1381:Oh, don't mind Humpty. He's inhaled a hell of a lot of super-glue. ~ Bill Willingham,
1382:Paradise on my right, Hell on my left and the Angel of Death behind. ~ Frank Herbert,
1383:Redemption was wonderful. But love? Well, hell. That was everything ~ Juliette Cross,
1384:Sexy. As. Hell. Though, now that I think about it. Is hell sexy
? ~ Fisher Amelie,
1385:Sin and Hell are married unless repentance proclaims the divorce. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1386:So descending into Hell was just a waste of time?' cried Esteban. ~ Alejo Carpentier,
1387:Some men must condemn themselves to hell, so that others may enter heaven. ~ Unknown,
1388:Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell. ~ Carrie Fisher,
1389:Sometimes you just gotta let sh-t go and say 'to hell with it' and move on. ~ Eminem,
1390:The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me ~ Walt Whitman,
1391:There is a reason Dante made betrayal the deepest level of Hell ~ Laura Schlessinger,
1392:There is enough sin in my best prayer to send the whole world to Hell. ~ John Bunyan,
1393:To hell with what I deserve,” Murdo whispered. “All I want is you. ~ Joanna Chambers,
1394:Tonight this fool's halfway to heaven and just a mile outta hell ~ Bruce Springsteen,
1395:Too caustic? To hell with the costs, we'll make the picture anyway. ~ Samuel Goldwyn,
1396:…turning your ankle hurts like hell, even if you're a superhero. ~ Christopher Moore,
1397:Warren Beatty was one hell of a lover - but we fought like stray dogs ~ Leslie Caron,
1398:What do you say to a guy who'd go to hell and back, just to be with you? ~ Angie Fox,
1399:What you farmers need to do is raise less corn and more Hell. ~ Mary Elizabeth Lease,
1400:You’ve landed slap bang in hell, so you’d better make the most of it. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1401:Actually, it's a lot of fun to fight. You know, it's a hell of a hoot. ~ James Mattis,
1402:After all is said and done, a hell lot of a lot more is said than done. ~ H L Mencken,
1403:Bernard King is the only guy that ever scared the hell out of me. ~ Dominique Wilkins,
1404:but hell, Cat was staring at him as if she wanted him for a midnight snack. ~ Kim Law,
1405:Chuck Noll is building one hell of a football team up in Pittsburgh. ~ Vince Lombardi,
1406:Damn me to hell or take me to heaven, but for Gods sake, do it now.... ~ Nora Roberts,
1407:Each life is a game of chess that went to hell on the seventh move(...) ~ Martin Amis,
1408:Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1409:God might work on mysterious ways, but hell worked on efficient ones. ~ Richelle Mead,
1410:Have at you, Builders! You can’t keep a science-fiction writer in Hell! ~ Larry Niven,
1411:Hell, yes. Keep calm and carry on. God save the Queen. Think of England. ~ Jana Aston,
1412:Humor springs from rage, hay fever, overdue rent and miscellaneous hell. ~ Will Cuppy,
1413:If there are a million roads into hell, there's not one road out. ~ Leonard Ravenhill,
1414:If we had more hell in the pulpit, we would have less hell in the pew. ~ Billy Graham,
1415:I have set you as a seal upon my heart; I will not return to Hell. ~ Lilith Saintcrow,
1416:I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1417:I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed! Gen. ~ George S Patton,
1418:I wouldn't give Satan a snowball's chance in Hell against a woman's ego. ~ Bill Hicks,
1419:Living a life that isn’t meant for you is its own version of hell. ~ Jennifer Hillier,
1420:No one should be that good at math, even if they are a fiend from Hell. ~ Vivian Shaw,
1421:Politicians promise you heaven before election and give you hell after ~ Emma Goldman,
1422:Sartre said that hell is other people, I believe that most of them are ~ Van Morrison,
1423:So you see, Hell's not so bad if you get to keep an angel with you. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1424:Strive for the 4 hour work week. The rest of the time run like hell. ~ Jesse Petersen,
1425:The inside of a computer is as dumb as hell but it goes like mad! ~ Richard P Feynman,
1426:The mind is a universe and can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. ~ John Milton,
1427:the moon is like a floating silver hell
a song of adolescent ivory. ~ E E Cummings,
1428:Then I saw that there was a way to hell, even from the gates of heaven. ~ John Bunyan,
1429:There is no pleasure without pain. There is no Heaven without Hell. ~ Johnny B Truant,
1430:The tree that would grow to heaven must send its roots to hell. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1431:To suffer terribly and to know yourself as the cause: that is Hell. ~ Jordan Peterson,
1432:Well sir, I may not be a for-real cowboy... But I am one hell of a stud! ~ Jon Voight,
1433:We weren't creatures from another planet. We were creatures from Hell. ~ John Marsden,
1434:What in the hell was that supposed to be? What are you...a Ninja Turtle? ~ Elle Casey,
1435:Wild and disrespectful? Who the hell are you anyway? Outsourced help? ~ Richelle Mead,
1436:Work like hell! I had 122 rejection slips before I sold a story. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
1437:You’d best teach me how to raise hell because we’re going to need it. ~ Pippa DaCosta,
1438:A thing of orchestrated hell-a terrible symphony of light and flame. ~ Edward R Murrow,
1439:Be a duck, remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath. ~ Michael Caine,
1440:Between death and hell a bridge shining silver wings offers his soul hope. ~ Aberjhani,
1441:Beyond the reach of human range A drop of hell, a touch of strange . .  ~ Stephen King,
1442:Bossy James was hotter than hell and slapped every sexual button. Hard. ~ Raine Miller,
1443:But there was no way in hell this obnoxious, sexy wolf was her mate. ~ Savannah Stuart,
1444:Cry about the simple hell people give other people—without even thinking. ~ Harper Lee,
1445:Do you still want me to go to hell? I must admit, I don't know the way. ~ Robert Thier,
1446:Dracula did bring a hell of a lot of joy to a hell of a lot of women. ~ Terence Fisher,
1448:God's frown—and a palace—would be hell to a gracious spirit. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1449:Has anyone ever told you you’re sexy as hell when you’re mathematizing? ~ Kresley Cole,
1450:Heaven and hell could wait.
He had paradise right there in his arms. ~ Cynthia Eden,
1451:Hell, if you don't look out for your friends, who you gonna drink with? ~ Chris Lackey,
1452:Hell is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
1453:Hell is oneself, Hell is alone, the other figures in it merely projections ~ T S Eliot,
1454:Hell seems a great deal more feasible to my weak mind than heaven. ~ Flannery O Connor,
1455:If she was anything like you, she’d have rained hell down on them all. ~ Pippa DaCosta,
1456:If you want something done, you sure as hell better do it yourself. ~ Rachel Van Dyken,
1457:If you want to build a great company, get the hell out of Silicon Valley. ~ Bill Gates,
1458:If you worship false gods, the ripples bring a little of hell to earth. ~ Kyle Idleman,
1459:I have followed my penis into hell
and returned with the story. ~ Christopher Moore,
1460:I saw hell. The hospital had divided and conquered pretty successfully. ~ Kate Millett,
1461:I should’ve realized I needed to go all the way to hell to find my soul. ~ Ann Aguirre,
1462:I want all hellions to quit puffing that hell fume in God's clean air. ~ Carrie Nation,
1463:I won't tell you again! Don't look back! In hell you never look back! ~ Grant Morrison,
1464:Life is hard—for everyone—but it’s hell on earth if you’re foolish or weak ~ Anonymous,
1465:Lincoln would be just like me. He wouldn't know what the hell to do. ~ George W Norris,
1466:Love is contraband in Hell, cause love is an acid that eats away bars. ~ Assata Shakur,
1467:Love without sex is still the most efficient form of hell known to man. ~ Peter Porter,
1468:Muse. Holy-hell. You’re the half-blood who ruined the Prince of Greed. ~ Pippa DaCosta,
1469:my cries were lost in the hell-born babel of the howling wind-wraiths. ~ H P Lovecraft,
1470:Oh, what the hell. What happens in the bayou stays in the bayou? Right? ~ Selena Blake,
1471:Please Polo."
What the hell? "It's Marco."
"That's what I said. ~ Shelli Stevens,
1472:Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell. ~ Walter Scott,
1473:See, I was raised in Hell. You could say I'm socially awkward. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
1474:She crossed over death to call me. I crossed through Hell to find her. ~ Kendare Blake,
1475:She was all the delights of heaven and the fires of hell at once. ~ Victoria Alexander,
1476:Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can hurt like hell. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1477:The descent into hell can be an exhilarating ride, but it is a one-way trip. ~ Various,
1478:The idea of heaven is Christianity's way of creating a hell on earth. ~ Marilyn Manson,
1479:The pleasures of heaven are with me, and the pains of hell are with me. ~ Walt Whitman,
1480:The real me died years ago. I died and I went to hell. This is hell. ~ Stuart MacBride,
1481:There was no way in hell I was going to let them see the tears in my eyes. ~ Anonymous,
1482:We were looking hotter than hell, and ready to burn it down. Amanda Feral ~ Mark Henry,
1483:What the hell have you been doing and who dipped your outfit in whiteout? ~ J J McAvoy,
1484:And he was not lonely. Never had been. Vengeance was one hell of a roommate. ~ J R Ward,
1485:Anyone know if the shuttles to Hell will have Wifi? Asking for a friend. ~ Jim Gaffigan,
1486:As long as I was on my way to hell I might as well enjoy the journey. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1487:Avoiding the doctrine of Hell is one step away from denying it altogether. ~ Mark Dever,
1488:Beyond the reach of human range A drop of hell, a touch of strange . . . ~ Stephen King,
1489:But when faced with eternity… Separation from connection is hell. And ~ Jeremy Robinson,
1490:Creepy as hell. You ever see that TV movie about the clown in the sewer? ~ Stephen King,
1491:Death is to life as heaven is to hell they're both dependent on each other ~ Mark Twain,
1492:Even when they desert hell, men do so only to reconstruct it elsewhere. ~ Emil M Cioran,
1493:Everybody's got the right to go to hell in the handcart of their choice. ~ Val McDermid,
1494:Give me snuff, whiskey, and Swedes, and I will build a railroad to hell. ~ James J Hill,
1495:God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis. ~ Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf,
1496:Hell! I’m glad I did it. It’s going to be a change. I
call this life! ~ Jack Kerouac,
1497:Hell, is trying to do what you can't do, trying to be what you're not ~ Anzia Yezierska,
1498:Hell's waking up every goddamn day and not even knowing why you're here. ~ Frank Miller,
1499:Hell’s waking up every goddamn day and not even knowing why you’re here. ~ Frank Miller,
1500:How can you live, with such a hell in your heart and in your head? ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,

IN CHAPTERS [300/810]

  245 Poetry
  193 Integral Yoga
  104 Fiction
   51 Occultism
   48 Islam
   47 Philosophy
   37 Christianity
   26 Psychology
   16 Yoga
   12 Mythology
   7 Mysticism
   5 Hinduism
   4 Sufism
   4 Baha i Faith
   3 Zen
   3 Philsophy
   2 Science
   2 Education
   2 Buddhism
   1 Thelema
   1 Alchemy

   99 The Mother
   94 Sri Aurobindo
   87 Satprem
   62 H P Lovecraft
   48 Muhammad
   47 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   40 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   27 Aleister Crowley
   26 Carl Jung
   21 Robert Browning
   18 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   16 Friedrich Schiller
   15 Walt Whitman
   15 John Keats
   15 Friedrich Nietzsche
   13 Sri Ramakrishna
   13 Jorge Luis Borges
   12 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   12 Aldous Huxley
   10 Saint Teresa of Avila
   10 Ovid
   9 Plato
   8 Plotinus
   7 George Van Vrekhem
   6 William Butler Yeats
   5 Vyasa
   5 Saint John of Climacus
   5 Jordan Peterson
   5 Edgar Allan Poe
   5 Anonymous
   4 William Wordsworth
   4 James George Frazer
   4 Franz Bardon
   4 Baha u llah
   3 William Blake
   3 Swami Krishnananda
   3 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   3 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   3 Nirodbaran
   3 Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia
   3 Al-Ghazali
   3 A B Purani
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Swami Vivekananda
   2 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Saint John of the Cross
   2 Omar Khayyam
   2 Mechthild of Magdeburg
   2 Lucretius
   2 Joseph Campbell
   2 Jalaluddin Rumi
   2 Farid ud-Din Attar
   2 Bulleh Shah
   2 Bodhidharma

   62 Lovecraft - Poems
   48 Quran
   47 Shelley - Poems
   23 Savitri
   21 Browning - Poems
   16 Schiller - Poems
   15 Keats - Poems
   14 Whitman - Poems
   14 The Divine Comedy
   14 Collected Poems
   12 The Perennial Philosophy
   12 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   12 Crowley - Poems
   12 City of God
   11 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   11 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   11 Magick Without Tears
   11 Faust
   11 Agenda Vol 09
   10 Metamorphoses
   9 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   9 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   9 Agenda Vol 13
   9 Agenda Vol 10
   9 Agenda Vol 01
   9 5.1.01 - Ilion
   8 The Bible
   8 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   7 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   7 Preparing for the Miraculous
   7 On the Way to Supermanhood
   7 Labyrinths
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   7 Aion
   7 Agenda Vol 03
   6 Yeats - Poems
   6 The Way of Perfection
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   6 Agenda Vol 11
   5 Vishnu Purana
   5 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   5 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   5 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   5 Poe - Poems
   5 Maps of Meaning
   5 Liber ABA
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   5 Agenda Vol 12
   5 Agenda Vol 06
   5 Agenda Vol 04
   4 Wordsworth - Poems
   4 Twilight of the Idols
   4 The Life Divine
   4 The Human Cycle
   4 The Golden Bough
   4 Talks
   4 Essays Divine And Human
   4 Borges - Poems
   4 Agenda Vol 08
   4 Agenda Vol 02
   3 Vedic and Philological Studies
   3 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   3 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   3 The Red Book Liber Novus
   3 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   3 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   3 The Alchemy of Happiness
   3 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   3 Questions And Answers 1953
   3 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   3 Prayers And Meditations
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   3 On Education
   3 Isha Upanishad
   3 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   3 Essays On The Gita
   3 Emerson - Poems
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   2 The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
   2 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   2 The Lotus Sutra
   2 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   2 The Book of Certitude
   2 The Blue Cliff Records
   2 Questions And Answers 1956
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   2 Of The Nature Of Things
   2 Letters On Yoga I
   2 Letters On Poetry And Art
   2 Kena and Other Upanishads
   2 Initiation Into Hermetics
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 Bodhidharma - Poems
   2 Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
   2 Agenda Vol 05

0 0.01 - Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  'spiritual life': it was all so comfortable, for we had a supreme 'symbol' of it right there. She let us do as we pleased, She even opened up all kinds of little heavens in us, along with a few Hells, since they go together. She even opened the door in us to a certain 'liberation,' which in the end was as soporific as eternity - but there was nowhere to get out: it WAS eternity. We were trapped on all sides. There was nothing left but these 4m2 of skin, the last refuge, that which we wanted to flee by way of above or below, by way of Guiana or the Himalayas. She was waiting for us just there, at the end of our spiritual or not so spiritual pirouettes. Matter was her concern. It took us seven years to understand that She was beginning there, 'where the other yogas leave off,' as Sri Aurobindo had already said twenty-five years earlier. It was necessary to have covered all the paths of the Spirit and all those of Matter, or in any case a large number geographically, before discovering, or even simply understanding, that 'something else' was really Something Else. It was not an improved
  Spirit nor even an improved Matter, but ... it could be called 'nothing,' so contrary was it to all we know. For the caterpillar, a butterfly is nothing, it is not even visible and has nothing in common with caterpillar heavens nor even caterpillar matter. So there we were, trapped in an impossible adventure. One does not return from there: one must cross the bridge to the other side. Then one day in that seventh year, while we still believed in liberations and the collected Upanishads, highlighted with a few glorious visions to relieve the commonplace (which remained appallingly commonplace), while we were still considering 'the Mother of the Ashram' rather like some spiritual super-director (endowed, albeit, with a disarming yet ever so provocative smile, as though

000 - Humans in Universe, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  Universe sandwiched between heaven above and Hell below and seemingly
  stretching away to infinity in all lateral directions. Yet the total land area of this flat

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   Totapuri was the bearer of a philosophy new to Sri Ramakrishna, the non-dualistic Vedanta philosophy, whose conclusions Totapuri had experienced in his own life. This ancient Hindu system designates the Ultimate Reality as Brahman, also described as Satchidananda, Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute. Brahman is the only Real Existence. In It there is no time, no space, no causality, no multiplicity. But through maya, Its inscrutable Power, time, space, and causality are created and the One appears to break into the many. The eternal Spirit appears as a manifold of individuals endowed with form and subject to the conditions of time. The Immortal becomes a victim of birth and death. The Changeless undergoes change. The sinless Pure Soul, hypnotized by Its own maya, experiences the joys of heaven and the pains of Hell. But these experiences based on the duality of the subject-object relationship are unreal. Even the vision of a Personal God
   is, ultimately speaking, as illusory as the experience of any other object. Man attains his liberation, therefore, by piercing the veil of maya and rediscovering his total identity with Brahman. Knowing himself to be one with the Universal Spirit, he realizes ineffable Peace. Only then does he go beyond the fiction of birth and death; only then does he become immortal. 'And this is the ultimate goal of all religions — to dehypnotize the soul now hypnotized by its own ignorance.
   Narendra began to talk of his doubt of the very existence of God. His friends thought he had become an atheist, and piously circulated gossip adducing unmentionable motives for his unbelief. His moral character was maligned. Even some of the Master's disciples partly believed the gossip, and Narendra told these to their faces that only a coward believed in God through fear of suffering or Hell. But he was distressed to think that Sri Ramakrishna, too, might believe these false reports. His pride revolted. He said to himself: "What does it matter? If a man's good name rests on such slender foundations, I don't care." But later on he was amazed to learn that the Master had never lost faith in him. To a disciple who complained about Narendra's degradation, Sri Ramakrishna replied: "Hush, you fool! The Mother has told me it can never be so. I won't look at you if you speak that way again."
   The moment came when Narendra's distress reached its climax. He had gone the whole day without food. As he was returning home in the evening he could hardly lift his tired limbs. He sat down in front of a house in sheer exhaustion, too weak even to think. His mind began to wander. Then, suddenly, a divine power lifted the veil over his soul. He found the solution of the problem of the coexistence of divine justice and misery, the presence of suffering in the creation of a blissful Providence. He felt bodily refreshed, his soul was bathed in peace, and he slept serenely.

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    Is there is a Government? then I'm agin it! To Hell
     with the bloody English!

01.02 - Sri Aurobindo - Ahana and Other Poems, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   And here, let me point out, the capital difference between the European or rather the Hellenic spirit and the Indian spirit. It is the Indian spirit to take stand upon divinity and thence to embrace and mould what is earthly and human. The Greek spirit took its stand pre-eminently on earth and what belongs to earth. In Europe Dante's was a soul spiritualised more than perhaps any other and yet his is not a Hindu soul. The utmost that he could say after all the experience of the tragedy of mortality was:
   Io no piangeva, sidentro impietrai13
   The Greek sings of the humanity of man, the Indian the divinity of man. It is the Hellenic spirit that has very largely moulded our taste and we have forgotten that an equally poetic world exists in the domain of spiritual life, even in its very severity, as in that of earthly life and its sweetness. And as we are passionate about the earthly life, even so Sri Aurobindo has made a passion of the spiritual life. Poetry after all has a mission; the phrase "Art for Art's sake" may be made to mean anything. Poetry is not merely what is pleasing, not even what is merely touching and moving but what is at the same time, inspiring, invigorating, elevating. Truth is indeed beauty but it is not always the beauty that captivates the eye or the mere aesthetic sense.
   And because our Vedic poets always looked beyond humanity, beyond earth, therefore could they make divine poetry of humanity and what is of earth. Therefore it was that they were pervadingly so grandiose and sublime and puissant. The heroic, the epic was their natural element and they could not but express themselves in the grand manner Sri Aurobindo has the same outlook and it is why we find in him the ring of the old-world manner.

01.02 - The Issue, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In a last turn where heaven raced with Hell.

01.03 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Souls Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Or streaked along the roads of Heaven and Hell
  Pursuing all knowledge like a questing hound.

01.04 - The Intuition of the Age, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The worship of man as something essentially and exclusively human necessitates as a corollary, the other doctrine, viz the deification of Reason; and vice versa. Humanism and Scientism go together and the whole spirit and mentality of the age that is passing may be summed up in those two words. So Nietzsche says, "All our modern world is captured in the net of the Alexandrine culture and has, for its ideal, the theoretical man, armed with the most powerful instruments of knowledge, toiling in the service of science and whose prototype and original ancestor is Socrates." Indeed, it may be generally asserted that the nation whose prophet and sage claimed to have brought down Philosophia from heaven to dwell upon earth among men was precisely the nation, endowed with a clear and logical intellect, that was the very embodiment of rationality and reasonableness. As a matter of fact, it would not be far, wrong to say that it is the Hellenic culture which has been moulding humanity for ages; at least, it is this which has been the predominating factor, the vital and dynamic element in man's nature. Greece when it died was reborn in Rome; Rome, in its return, found new life in France; and France means Europe. What Europe has been and still is for the world and humanity one knows only too much. And yet, the Hellenic genius has not been the sole motive power and constituent element; there has been another leaven which worked constantly within, if intermittently without. If Europe represented mind and man and this side of existence, Asia always reflected that which transcends the mind the spirit, the Gods and the Beyonds.
   However, we are concerned more with the immediate past, the mentality that laid its supreme stress upon the human rationality. What that epoch did not understand was that Reason could be overstepped, that there was something higher, something greater than Reason; Reason being the sovereign faculty, it was thought there could be nothing beyond, unless it were draison. The human attribute par excellence is Reason. Exactly so. But the fact is that man is not bound by his humanity and that reason can be transformed and sublimated into other more powerful faculties.

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Acquiescing in the wisdom that made Hell
  And the harsh utility of death and tears,

01.05 - The Nietzschean Antichrist, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This is the Nietzsche we all know. But there is another aspect of his which the world has yet been slow to recognise. For, at bottom, Nietzsche is not all storm and fury. If his Superman is a Destroying Angel, he is none the less an angel. If he is endowed with a supreme sense of strength and power, there is also secreted in the core of his heart a sense of the beautiful that illumines his somewhat sombre aspect. For although Nietzsche is by birth a Slavo-Teuton, by culture and education he is pre-eminently Hellenic. His earliest works are on the subject of Greek tragedy and form what he describes as an "Apollonian dream." And to this dream, to this Greek aesthetic sense more than to any thing else he sacrifices justice and pity and charity. To him the weak and the miserable, the sick and the maimed are a sort of blot, a kind of ulcer on the beautiful face of humanity. The herd that wallow in suffering and relish suffering disfigure the aspect of the world and should therefore be relentlessly mowed out of existence. By being pitiful to them we give our tacit assent to their persistence. And it is precisely because of this that Nietzsche has a horror of Christianity. For compassion gives indulgence to all the ugliness of the world and thus renders that ugliness a necessary and indispensable element of existence. To protect the weak, to sympathise with the lowly brings about more of weakness and more of lowliness. Nietzsche has an aristocratic taste par excellencewhat he aims at is health and vigour and beauty. But above all it is an aristocracy of the spirit, an aristocracy endowed with all the richness and beauty of the soul that Nietzsche wants to establish. The beggar of the street is the symbol of ugliness, of the poverty of the spirit. And the so-called aristocrat, die millionaire of today is as poor and ugly as any helpless leper. The soul of either of them is made of the same dirty, sickly stuff. The tattered rags, the crouching heart, the effeminate nerve, the unenlightened soul are the standing ugliness of the world and they have no place in the ideal, the perfect humanity. Humanity, according to Nietzsche, is made in order to be beautiful, to conceive the beautiful, to create the beautiful. Nietzsche's Superman has its perfect image in a Grecian statue of Zeus cut out in white marble-Olympian grandeur shedding in every lineament Apollonian beauty and Dionysian vigour.
   The real secret of Nietzsche's philosophy is not an adoration of brute force, of blind irrational joy in fighting and killing. Far from it, Nietzsche has no kinship with Treitschke or Bernhard. What Nietzsche wanted was a world purged of littleness and ugliness, a humanity, not of saints, perhaps, but of heroes, lofty in their ideal, great in their achievement, majestic in their empirea race of titanic gods breathing the glory of heaven itself.

01.05 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Till heaven and Hell become purveyors to earth
  And the universe the slave of mortal will.

01.07 - Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   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:

01.08 - Walter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) William Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta Poets and MysticsWalter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection
   Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) William Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

01.09 - William Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
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   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta Poets and MysticsWilliam Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
   William Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
   The ideal was Blake's. It will not sound so revolting if we understand what the poet meant by Hell. Hell, he explains, is simply the body, the Energy of Life Hell, because body and life on earth were so considered by the orthodox Christianity. The Christian ideal demands an absolute denial and rejection of life. Fulfilment is elsewhere, in heaven alone. That is, as we know, the ideal of the ascetic. The life of the spirit (in heaven) is a thing away from and stands against the life of the flesh (on earth). In the face of this discipline, countering it, Blake posited a union, a marriage of the two, considered incompatibles and incommensurables. Enfant terrible that he was, he took an infinite delight in a spirit of contradiction and went on expatiating on the glory of the misalliance. He declared a new apocalypse and said that Lucifer, the one called Satan, was the real God, the so-called Messiah the fake one: the apparent Milton spoke in praise of God and in dispraise of Satan, but the real, the esoteric Milton glorified Satan, who is the true God and minimised or caricatured the counterfeit or shadow God. Here is Blakean Bible in a nuts Hell:
   But first the notion that man has a body distinct from his soul is to be expunged.. . . If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
   Viewed in this light, Blake's memorable mantra attains a deeper and more momentous significance. For it is not merely Earth the senses and life and Matter that are to be uplifted and affianced to Heaven, but all that remains hidden within the bowels of the Earth, the subterranean regions of man's consciousness, the slimy viscous undergrowths, the darkest horrors and monstrosities that man and nature hide in their subconscient and inconscient dungeons of material existence, all these have to be laid bare to the solar gaze of Heaven, burnt or transmuted as demanded by the law of that Supreme Will. That is the Hell that has to be recognised, not rejected and thrown away, but taken up purified and transubstantiated into the body of Heaven itself. The hand of the Highest Heaven must extend and touch the Lowest of the lowest elements, transmute it and set it in its rightful place of honour. A mortal body reconstituted into an immemorial fossil, a lump of coal revivified into a flashing carat of diamond-that shows something of the process underlying the nuptials of which we are speaking.
   The Life Divine

01.10 - Nicholas Berdyaev: God Made Human, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   William Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Aldous Huxley: The Perennial Philosophy
   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta Poets and MysticsNicholas Berdyaev: God Made Human
   William Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Aldous Huxley: The Perennial Philosophy

01.12 - Goethe, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Christian too accepts the dual principle, but does not give equal status to the two. Satan is there, an eternal reality: it is anti-God, it seeks to oppose God, frustrate his work. It is the great tempter whose task it is to persuade, to inspire man to remain always an earthly creature and never turn to know or live in God. Now the crucial question that arises is, what is the necessity of this Antagonist in God's scheme of creation? What is the meaning of this struggle and battle? God could have created, if he had chosen, a world without Evil. The orthodox Christi an answer is that in that case one could not have fully appreciated the true value and glory of God's presence. It is to manifest and proclaim the great victory that the strife and combat has been arranged in which Man triumphs in the end and God's work stands vindicated. The place of Satan is always Hell, but he cannot drag down a soul into his pit to hold it there eternally (although according to one doctrine there are or may be certain eternally damned souls).
   Goe the carries the process of convergence and even harmony of the two powers a little further and shows that although they are contrary apparently, they are not contradictory principles in essence. For, Satan is, after all, God's servant, even a very obedient servant; he is an instrument in the hand of the Almighty to work out His purpose. The purpose is to help and lead man, although in a devious way, towards a greater understanding, a nearer approach to Himself.
   Thus, as sanctioned by God, there is a competition, a wager between man and Satan. The pact between the parties is this that, on the one hand, Satan will serve man here in life upon earth, and on the other hand, in return, man will have to serve Satan there, on the other side of life. That is to say, Satan will give the whole world to man to enjoy, man will have to give Satan only his soul. Man in his ignorance says he does not care for his soul, does not know of a there or elsewhere: he will be satisfied if he gets what he wants upon earth. That, evidently, is the demand of what is familiarly known as life-force (lan vital): the utmost fulfilment of the life-force is what man stands for, although the full significance of the movement may not be clear to him or even to Satan at the moment. For life-force does not necessarily drag man down, as its grand finale as it were, into Hellhowever much Satan might wish it to be so. In what way, we shall see presently. Now Satan promises man all that he would desire and even more: he would give him his fill so' that he will ask for no more. Man takes up the challenge and declares that his hunger is insatiable, whatever Satan can bring to it, it will take in and press on: satisfaction and satiety will never come in his way. Satan thinks he knows better, for he is armed with a master weapon to lay man low and make him cry halt!
   Love Human and Love Divine
   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.

0.11 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Divine go through Hell in a different way than others?
  Savitri, Book II, Canto 8.
  of its parts is a veritable Hell. But those who have surrendered
  to the Divine and been adopted by Him are surrounded by the

0 1956-04-04, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Mother, two months ago I had a clear mental perception of what was asked of me: to spend the rest of my life here. This is the source of my difficulties and of the inner Hell I have been living through ever since. Each time I try to emerge, there is this image that rises up in me: your-whole-life and this casts me into a violent conflict. When I came here, I thought of staying for two or three years; for me the Ashram was a means of realization, not an end.
   I understand now that as long as my whole being has not ACCEPTED that it must finish its life here, there is no way out nor any recovery possible. Through my mental force alone, this acceptance is impossible; I have been turning infernally in circles these past two months, and the mind is in league with the vital. Therefore, a force greater than mine must help me accept that my way is here. I need you, Mother, for without you I am lost. I need you to tell me that the Truth of my being is indeed here and that I am truly ready to follow this path. Mother, I beseech you, help me to see the truth of my being, give me some sign that my way is here and not elsewhere. I beg of you, Mother, help me to know.

0 1958-09-16 - OM NAMO BHAGAVATEH, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   When I have this mantra, instead of saying Hello, good-bye, I shall say that. When I say Hello, good-bye, it means Hello: the Presence is here, the Light is here. Good-bye: I am not going away, I am staying here.
   But when I have this mantra, I believe something will happen.

0 1958-12-15 - tantric mantra - 125,000, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   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.

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 1960-07-12 - Mothers Vision - the Voice, the ashram a tiny part of myself, the Mothers Force, sparkling white light compressed - enormous formation of negative vibrations - light in evil, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Heaven and Hell are at once true and false. They exist and dont exist. Ive seen various people go to heavens or Hells after their death, and its very difficult to make them understand that it is not real. Once it took me more than a year to convince someone that his so-called Hell was not Hell, and to get him out of it.
   But there is something else the psychological condition that you yourself create, the asuric Hell you live in when you cultivate an asuric nature within you.

0 1960-09-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   From the material point of view, its almost Hellish the noise, the smella nauseating smell. I had to apply all my will not to be physically disturbed they made me climb up narrow little stairs, go down, climb back up, look into deep pits. At some places there werent even guardrails, so I had really to control myself.
   I was watching all this sugar canepiles of sugar canewhich is thrown into the machine, and then it travels along and falls down to be crushed, crushed, and crushed some more. And then it comes back up to be distilled. And then I saw all this is living when its thrown in, you see, its full of its vital force, for it has just been cut. As a result, the vital force is suddenly hurled out of the substance with an extreme violence the vital force comes out the English word angry is quite expressive of what I meanlike a snarling dog. An angry force.10

0 1960-10-15, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Of course, I dont say, All right, now lets meditate! So on his birthday Ill have to sit down and tell him, Now we are going to meditate that way Hell feel sure. What childishness!
   Its so funny the thing in itself doesnt exist for people. Whats important to them is their attitude towards the thing, what they think of it. How odd!

0 1960-10-19, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   One day, Hell tell you all this himself.1
   Now I understand it.

0 1960-10-25, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   All this happened just on the day X1 was leaving. So I told S to take the photograph and letter to X and tell him the story. X consulted some book, did a very short japa for a few seconds and said, Oh, Hell come back before September 26, BUT inform Mother so that She may see to ft. therefore, I concentrated a little.
   About two weeks later (in other words, ten days or so before September 26), some more news the boys older brother, who lives in Ahmedabad (not Bombay), came to visit his mother, father and grandmo ther (theres also a grandmo ther), and he asked about his brother. He had come with a friend. Your brother has disappeared, they explained, we dont know what has happened to him. So the two of them decided to search for him: Well find him .

0 1961-06-17, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its a contemplation going right up to the Supreme, with a constant, continuous Descent: something which doesnt waver the whole time (doesnt waver I mean doesnt vary), during the whole meditation. But if I ask him what happened, Hell tell me a little story!
   Yesterday I saw N. and he told me, Oh! X had an experience during the meditation with you this morning. Ah! I said to myself, This is going to be interesting. (I was wrong to think so, by the way, even for a quarter of a second.) Yes, he told me, he saw what seemed to be a transparent golden veil descending over you; and by your side were flowers like roses, or colored like roses, with the feet of a child upon them.

0 1961-06-24, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have to goa high-priest is waiting for me! Yes, the man in charge of all the temples of Gujarat, thoroughly orthodoxhe has come to the Ashram for some mysterious reason and he wants to see me. Is it really necessary? I asked. He wanted an interview, he wants to speak to me (naturally Hell be speaking god knows whatGujarati!). I had him told, I cant hear, Im deaf! Its very convenient Im deaf, I cant hear. If he wants to receive a flower from me (I didnt say make a pranam,8 because that would be scandalous!), he can come and Ill give him a flower. I told him eleven oclockits that time now.
   This is all Xs work. The most unexpected people, people youd think would rather be cursed than come to a place like this, are coming from everywhere, from the most diverse milieus the most materialistic materialists, fanatical communists, as well as all sorts of sannyasis, bhikkus, swamis, priestsoh! People who previously were not at all they werent so much disinterested as actually displeased with the Ashram.

0 1961-08-05, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   When I re-entered, it hurt terribly, terriblyan excruciating pain, like plunging into a Hell.
   Into a?
   Into a Hell (Mother laughs).
   It was frightful. It doesnt last long.

0 1961-12-20, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I dont know, Im putting it poorly, but this experience was concrete to the point of being physical. It happened in a Japanese country-house where we were living, near a lake. There was a whole series of circumstances, events, all kinds of thingsa long, long story, like a novel. But one day I was alone in meditation (I have never had very profound meditations, only concentrations of consciousness Mother makes an abrupt gesture showing a sudden ingathering of the entire being); and I was seeing. You know that I had taken on the conversion of the Lord of Falsehood: I tried to do it through an emanation incarnated in a physical being [Richard]7, and the greatest effort was made during those four years in Japan. The four years were coming to an end with an absolute inner certainty that there was nothing to be done that it was impossible, impossible to do it this way. There was nothing to be done. And I was intensely concentrated, asking the Lord, Well, I made You a vow to do this, I had said, Even if its necessary to descend into Hell, I will descend into Hell to do it. Now tell me, what must I do?The Power was plainly there: suddenly everything in me became still; the whole external being was completely immobilized and I had a vision of the Supreme more beautiful than that of the Gita. A vision of the Supreme.8 And this vision literally gathered me into its arms; it turned towards the West, towards India, and offered meand there at the other end I saw Sri Aurobindo. It was I felt it physically. I saw, sawmy eyes were closed but I saw (twice I have had this vision of the Supremeonce here, much later but this was the first time) ineffable. It was as if this Immensity had reduced itself to a rather gigantic Being who lifted me up like a wisp of straw and offered me. Not a word, nothing else, only that.
   Then everything vanished.

0 1962-01-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Considering it to be of no interest, Satprem unfortunately did not keep a record of his answer. The P. in question died insane, in a so-called "Japanese hospital," and one night (this is most likely the story he was telling Mother here) Satprem found him being held prisoner in a kind of Hell. His body was covered with wounds which Satprem treated with balm. He then told P., "But go on, say Mother's mantra!" And the moment Satprem began to recite the mantra, the whole place explodedblown to smithereens. An instantaneous deliverance. A few months later (or it may have been a few years), P. came to see Satprem at night with a bouquet of flowers and a smile, as if to announce that he was taking on a new body.

0 1962-05-29, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I was brought up by an ascetic, a stoic; my mother was a woman like an iron bar, you know. When my brother and I were small she spent her time telling us over and over that we werent on earth to have fun; that its constant Hell, but you have to put up with it, and the only possible satisfaction lies in doing your duty!
   A splendid education, mon petit!

0 1962-06-06, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, but maybe it wont crack in the right way. One day Im just going to say the Hell with it.
   No, thats just the obstacle, that hardening in you.

0 1962-10-16, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But for those who are attached to people and things when they die, it must be a Hellish torment.
   But then, is it better to be buried or burned?

0 1962-11-03, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its more a sort of weariness. I spend terrible nights in the subconscient. Over the past six months theres been a really abrupt change in my dreams. Previously I would remember something once in a while; now I remember nothing except the subconscient, and what a subconscient! Im lucky when its not Hellish.
   Mon petit, from that point of view my nights are abominable toothey cant really be abominable because I live in beatitude, but what I see, what I am forced to see each night is horrible. Just horrible. It seems like an attempt to make me thoroughly disgusted with my work. The subconscient is really a mass of horrors. And its been going on like this for at least six months.
   Its a Hell of a thing to wake up with!
   Yes, its always when you wake up. Its always the last thing that comesand what things! If I told you some of them, youd see, oh. Of course, I sort them out. I do whats needed and then sweep them away.
   At times its Hellish, certain beings and situations.
   Yes, frightful, unimaginable situations and ways of being.

0 1962-12-08, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I hope (theres still tomorrow1), I hope Hell show me if something has been accomplished along the way. That, I dont know.

0 1962-12-12, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Well, my usual answer, the only answer that has some weight with those beings, is Its not up to me. Its up to the Lord, address yourselves to Him. Then they keep quiet. They come back another time, hoping to succeed, and the response is always the same, which they find somewhat discouraging. After a while its over. But really, everything imaginable; and precisely for those who were progressing steadily: a collapse into all the old errors and stupidities. And then a sort of hate coming out of everything and everybody and hurled at me, with this inevitable conclusion: What are you doing here! Go away, youre not wanted. Nobody wants you, cant you see that! Its not up to me, its none of my business. Wanted or not, I am here for as long as the Lord keeps me here; when He no longer wants to keep me here, Hell make me go, thats allits none of my business. That calms them down, its the only thing that calms them down. But it doesnt discourage them!
   Now I am just waiting for the hurricane to pass.

0 1963-05-11, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It came to me while I was walking [for the japa]. I had a kind of vision of you squatting askew and writing. And I thought, But thats awful! Hell ruin his health!
   What is needed is to have the inner attitude.

0 1963-05-25, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   He understands. Maybe he means some passages that are a bit lengthy from a literary standpoint. Anyway, I dont know, Hell write to me. He will tell me. Id be curious to know what he understood. But the man is open-minded.
   My own impression is rather that in order to appreciate the book fully, you must already know a lota lot more than those people know.

0 1963-07-03, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I saw two examples of this, one physically and the other intellectually (I am referring to things I was in contact with materially). Intellectually, it was a studio friend; for years we had done painting together, she was a very gentle girl, older than I, very serious, and a very good painter. During the last years of my life in Paris, I saw her often and I spoke to her, first of occult matters and the Cosmic philosophy, then of what I knew of Sri Aurobindo (I had a group there and I used to explain certain things), and she would listen with great understandingshe understood, she approved. Now, one day, I went to her house and she told me she was in a great torment. When she was awake, she had no doubts, she understood well, she felt the limitations and obscurities of religion (she came from a family with several archbishops and a cardinalwell, one of those old French families). But at night, she told me, I suddenly wake up with an anguish and somethingfrom my subconscient, obviouslytells me, But after all this, what if you go to Hell? And she repeated, When I am awake it doesnt have any force, but at night, when it comes up from the subconscient, it chokes me.
   Then I looked, and I saw a kind of huge octopus over the earth: that formation of the Churchof Hellwith which they hold people in their grip. The fear of Hell. Even when all your reason, all your intelligence, all your feeling is against it, there is, at night, that octopus of the fear of Hell which comes and grips you.
   That brought home to me the magnitude of the problemits terrestrial. There are Catholics everywhere: in China, in Africa among the Negroes; people who dont give a thought to these things yet are under the sway and caught by the octopus.

0 1963-09-07, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But for instance, I told you I spoke with the Pope for quite a long time the day of his election, and the conversation was abruptly interrupted by a reaction he had. (It was really a mental conversation we were having: I spoke, he replied, I heard his reply I dont know whether he was conscious of something probably not, but anyway; it wasnt at all a formation of my own mind because I received quite unexpected replies.) But the conversation was interrupted abruptly by a reaction he had when I told him that God is everywhere and in all things; that everything is He; and then a great Force came down into me and I added, Even when you descend into Hell, He is there too.
   Then everything stopped dead.
   Since then Ive learned that its part of their teaching: that what is terrible in Hell isnt so much the suffering, but that there is no God there; that its the only part of the creation in which there is no Godthere is no God in Hell. And I asserted that He is there too.
   But naturally, from an intellectual point of view, all those things are explained and find their placeman has never thought anything that wasnt the distortion of a truth. Thats not the difficulty, its that for religious people there are certain things they have a DUTY to believe, and to allow the mind to discuss them is a sinso naturally they close themselves and will never be able to make any progress. Whereas the materialists, on the other hand, are on the contrary supposed to know and explain everything they explain everything rationally. So (Mother laughs), precisely because they explain everything, you can lead them where you want to.

0 1963-12-31, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A borderl and between the world and Hell.
   There unreality was Natures Lord:

0 1964-03-21, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And here he kept complaining that his nurses werent up to the marknow Hell understand! At least, after that experience, he will understand that whats here is exceptional they always have to go outside to have this experience, they arent sensitive enough to feel that here there is something that isnt found elsewhere. In order to compare they have to go elsewhere, and then be tortured a little.
   Its too bad thats the way the world is, it needs to be tortured to understand that there is something else.

0 1964-12-02, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   He has a political attachment to the dogma. For instance, after one of my conversations (I had a good number of conversations with him, three or four, on the mental level, and perfectly objective because his reactions were unexpected; to me they were very spontaneous, in the sense that I received answers that werent at all those I might have expectedwhich proves it was genuine), but for example, before his election, I met him once (there is a part of his mental being, a higher intelligence, thats very well formed, conscious, individualized), and I had a spontaneous conversation that I hadnt sought and which was very interesting. But at one point, I replied to something he said, and I told him with the force I have there [on that higher plane], The Lord is everywhereeven in Hell the Lord is there. And then it caused such a violent reaction in him that, pfft! he vanished. I found it very striking. I dont know the dogma, but it seems that in Hell, according to the Catholics, whats worse than suffering, the fire and all that, is the absence of the Lord. It seems its a dogma that the Lord is absent from Hell; and me, I was speaking of universal Oneness and I told him that.
   There is another thing I remember very clearly, which struck me. It was after his election (but long before his trip to India was decided upon): he had come to India and he came to Pondicherry to meet me (not to meet me: he had come to Pondicherry, then he came and met me). Once in Pondicherry, he came and I saw him there, in the room where I receive people. We had a long conversation, a very long and interesting conversation, and suddenly (it was towards the end, it was time for him to go), when he rose, he was preoccupied by something. He told me, When you speak to your children about me, what will you tell them? You understand, the ego showing itself. So I looked at him (Mother smiles) and said, I will only tell them that we have been in communion in our love for the Supreme. Then he relaxed and left. It struck me. These things are very objective.

0 1965-05-08, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This repeats itself hundreds upon hundreds of times a day. So if this isnt called sadhana, I dont know what a sadhana is! You see, eating is a sadhana, sleeping is a sadhana, washing is a sadhana, everything is a sadhana. Whats a sadhana least of all is, for instance, receiving someone, because the body immediately keeps quite stillit calls the Lord and says, Now be here, and then everything is fine (because it keeps still). The visitor comes, the body smiles, everything is fine the Lord is there, so of course everything goes very smoothly. But when were dealing with what we call material things, the things of daily life, its Hell, because of that idiot.
   The other day, after you left, I couldnt eat anything! I couldnt eat because the body felt it was being diluted in the world like that (expansive gesture); so it was being diluted (which is quite all right, the experience is proceeding well), but it had a feeling that it couldnt eatwhy? I dont know. And it was impossible. The doctor, who was there as always during my meals, said, Whats wrong? (Because the day before, there had been an attack, a sort of malice: I started vomiting; it happens to me once in six or seven years; an affair recurring at long intervals; and it was serious, but it didnt last long.) But the other day it was something else: the body felt it was being diluted (you remember, you said I was white), and when it came to eating, the body said (in a moaning tone), Look how I am, I cant eat. If I had had a little time (laughing), I would have given it a good smack and told it not to make such a fuss! But I didnt have time, it was time for me to sit down and eatand I couldnt eat. So I had difficulty the whole day, because naturally those little pranks make life difficult.

0 1965-11-06, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But the other night (it had come two or three times already), it wasnt so strong. Last night, it was so strong and it lasted such a long time I thought, Maybe tomorrow morning Hell have a smile. But it didnt work! (Mother laughs)
   What I see is rather unpleasant.

0 1965-11-30, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The entire West is convinced, of course, that the earth has to be taken as it is and that its a preparation for a life in another world, which according to your faults or qualities will be a heaven or a Hell. But anyway, doing away with Hell, all those who have goodwill will go to a beatific heaven.
   Its a weird invention, isnt it!

0 1965-12-10, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its all right, he is a fine boy, he has substance, Hell be all right. If he did actually leave his body, well give him another one. There.
   Yes, he was a fine boy.

0 1965-12-31, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I dont know. It always revolves around this problem of vision. If I had a beautiful vision from time to time Oncelook, once, in Ceylon (it was the only time in my life), I heard Music, it was marvelous, it was truly divine. Well, to me, thats a sign (it happened once in my life), I say to myself, Oh, good, Im not far, theres something. To me thats a sign. Or if I see a beautiful light or Then I am encouraged, I think, All right, its going well. I can descend into Hell after that. After that I may do all sorts of absurd things, but I tell myself, At least I know I am moving towards that. Well, no! You see, it happens once in ten years. Of course, the vital seizes on it and turns it into dissatisfaction, but otherwise, in my normal reason, I simply say, Whats going on? I dont know. I am nowhere, I am waiting.
   But so am I, mon petit, I am waiting I am millions of years old and I am waiting.

0 1966-01-14, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Oh, to me it was all infernal. All that is Hell.
   Oh, thats the effect it had on you?
   Tourism and all that is Hell. I did my jobnot very well, but I did it.
   Then its all right.
   Ah, yes! Its pure Hell. Its Falsehood in every detail.
   Yes, thats right.
   Oh, I was conscious of that Hell every minute.
   Its good, very good. You were much closer than usual. Much closer, like something physically close.

0 1967-04-05, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Till the birth of Sri Aurobindo, religions and spiritualities were always centered on past figures, and they were showing as the goal the negation of life upon earth. So, you had a choice between two alternatives: either a life in this world with its round of petty pleasures and pains, joys and sufferings, threatened by Hell if you were not behaving properly; or an escape into another world, heaven, nirvana, moksha [liberation].
   Between the two there is nothing much to choose from, they are equally bad.

0 1967-08-26, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You know, I had an experience of this sort quite a long time ago (a very long time), when I was still in France, in Paris. There was a student friend in the studio (because I studied in a painting studio for a long time), she was a very good painter, we were close friends, and I started telling her about the Cosmic Review and Thons teaching. She belonged to a Catholic family of archbishops, even cardinals, anyway it was And she was extremely interested and wholly convinced: she felt a liberation of the spirit and aspiration. Then, after I had Sri Aurobindos teaching, I passed it on to her, and there she was really quite taken. But she often told me, As long as I am awake, everything is fine, but in my sleep Ill suddenly wake up in a dreadful panic: and if the Catholic teaching is true, then Ill go to Hell! And so, a torture. And she would tell me, When I am wide awake, I see how ridiculous it is
   But all those who were baptized and went for a time to confession are part of an inner, a whole psychological entity, and its VERY DIFFICULT to break free of it; they are bound to a wholethere is there is an invisible Church, and all those people are in its grip. To break free of it, one must be a vital hero. A true hero, you understand. Because its very strong. I saw that all religions have in that way kinds of congregations in the invisible; but the Christian one is the strongest of them all from a terrestrial standpoint. Its much stronger than that of the Buddhists, much stronger than that of the Chinese, much stronger than the ancient Hindu religionsits the strongest. And naturally stronger than the more recent religions, too the strongest. And when you are baptized, you are bound. If you dont go to mass and have never been to confession, with a little vital energy you can get out of it, but those who have gone to confessionespecially confession and when you take communion, when you are given Christ to eat (another frightful thing).

0 1967-09-13, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its the fear of Hell, mon petit! The amount of harm that conception has done in the world is frightening, frightening: the idea that if you commit a serious fault, it means Hell for ALL ETERNITY, do you hear!
   Its horrible.
   When you look at it as it is, outside all routine, when you look at it as it is, its a monstrous notion I dont know what demon invented it. If you were told, Youll have to spend a few years in Hell to expiate, that would doits not charitable, not generous, but anyway its acceptable; but that idea of all eternityan ETERNITY OF Hellis something monstrous! Its a completely diabolical idea.
   And thats what frightens them. Even when consciously they dont accept it, its there in the subconscient.

0 1967-10-07, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   To them, to Catholics, sin is that miserable affair of sex. Yet they do bless marriage! They bless marriage, and when you are married by the Church, its for eternity! If you go to Hell, you go to Hell together; and if you go to heaven, you go to heaven together but you can never separate! (Mother laughs) Word for word, I am not making anything up.
   But I told him, Yours is a barbarous religion.

0 1968-01-12, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Very nice. Only, the trouble for the child is that the mothers blood and the fathers dont agree. Theres a difficulty there, but anyway I think Hell pull through.

0 1968-03-16, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Rejection of the one and acceptance of the other is childishness. Its ignorance. All mental translations, like that of an Evil eternally evil, giving birth to the idea of Hell, or that of a Good eternally good all that, all of it is childishness.

0 1968-03-20, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its the only way. That danger is there, but Hell have to go through it.
   When is he leaving?
   Early in April. Hell ask to see you before he goes.
   Yes. But I wont speak.

0 1968-03-27, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The impression that all realizations on the heights and all the horrible Hells one may livein the Fire, they are all ONE. In the Flame, they are ONE. Up above, it all gets dissolved; down below, it all gets dissolved; and in the Flame, its ONE, there are no opposites anymore.
   For me, it [what Mother felt in Satprem] was expressed through a sort of very strong, very luminous balance, and oh, with an extraordinary peace.

0 1968-04-03, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, and as soon as he gets there, Hell ask for an audience.
   Its quite (it remained for hours), quite unaccustomed: something far exceeding human individualities, and it was the beginning of something very important in the history of the earths evolution.

0 1968-04-27, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But the other fellow, Msgr. R., will do it for him: Hell send him back.
   Yes, but P.L. wont have the courage to say that hes quitting everything.

0 1968-07-24, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   He also says that Msgr. R. is likely to come here. Right now he has been called to Canada, but he does hope that in August Hell be able to come and take Mothers blessings.
   Thats fine.

0 1968-09-07, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have told you many times, and couldnt repeat it too often, that we are not made of a piece. Within ourselves we have lots of states of being, and each state of being has its own life. All that is gathered together in a single body, as long as you have one, and acts through a single body; thats what gives you the sense of a single person, a single being. But there are many of them, and there are in particular concentrations on different planes: just as you have a physical being, you have a vital being, a mental being, a psychic being, and many others with all possible intermediaries. So when you leave your body, all those beings will scatter. Its only if you are a very advanced yogi and have been capable of unifying your being around the divine center that those beings remain linked together. If you havent been able to unify yourself, then at the time of death, all that will scatter: every being will go back to its own region. With the vital being, for example, your various desires will separate and each of them will go and chase its realization quite independently, because there will no longer be a physical being to hold them together. While if you have united your consciousness to the psychic consciousness, when you die you will remain conscious of your psychic being, and the psychic being will return to the psychic world which is a world of bliss, joy, peace, tranquillity, and growing knowledge. But if you have lived in your vital and all its impulses, each impulse will try to realize itself here and there. For instance, for the miser who was concentrated on his money, when he dies the part of his vital that was concerned with his money will hook on there and will keep watching over the money so no one takes it. People wont see him, but he is there nonetheless, and very unhappy if something happens to his dear money. Now, if you live exclusively in your physical consciousness (which is difficult, because, after all, you have thoughts and feelings), if you live exclusively in your physical, when the physical being disappears, you disappear along with it, its over. There is a spirit of the form: your form has a spirit that lives on for seven days after your death. The doctors have declared you dead, but the spirit of your form is alive, and not only alive but conscious in most cases. It lasts for seven to eight days, and after that, it too dissolves I am not talking about yogis, I am talking about ordinary people. Yogis have no laws, its quite different; for them the world is different. I am talking about ordinary people living an ordinary life; for them its like that. So the conclusion is that if you want to preserve your consciousness, it would be better to center it on a part of your being which is immortal; otherwise it will evaporate like a flame into thin air. And happily so, because if it were otherwise, there might be gods or kinds of superior men who would create Hells and heavens as they do in their material imagination, inside which they would shut you up. (Question:) It is said that there is a god of death. Is it true? Yes. As for me, I call him a genius of death. I know him very well. And its an extraordinary organization. You cant imagine how organized it is! I think there are many of those genii of death, hundreds of them. I met at least two of them. One I met in France, the other in Japan, and they were very different. Which leads me to believe that depending on the mental culture, the education, the countries and beliefs, there must be different genii. But there are genii for all manifestations of Nature: there are genii of fire, genii of air, water, rain, wind; and there are genii of death. Any one genius of death is entitled to a certain number of dead every day. Its truly a fantastic organization. Its a sort of alliance between the vital forces and the forces of Nature. If, for example, he decided, Here is the number of people I am entitled to, say four or five, or six, or one or two (it varies from day to day), if he decided so many people would die, Hell go straight and set himself up near the person whos going to die. But if you (not the person) happen to be conscious, if you see the genius going to the person but do not want him or her to die, then, if you have a certain occult power, you can tell him, No, I forbid you to take this person. Thats something which happened, not once but several times, in Japan and here. It wasnt the same genius. Which makes me say there must be many of them. If you can tell him, I forbid you to take this person and have the power to send him away, theres nothing he can do but go away; but he wont give up his due and will go elsewhere there will be a death elsewhere. (Question:) Some people, when they are about to die, are aware of it. Why dont they tell the genius to go away? Two things are needed. First, nothing in your being, no part of your being, should wish to die. That doesnt often happen. You always have, somewhere in you, a defeatist: something tired or disgusted, which has had enough, something lazy or which doesnt want to fight and says, Ah, well, let it be over, so much the better. Thats enoughyoure dead. But its a fact: if nothing, absolutely nothing in you consents to die, you will not die. For someone to die, there is always a second, if a hundredth part of a second, when he consents. If there isnt that second of consent, he will not die. But who is certain he doesnt have within himself, somewhere, a tiny bit of a defeatist which just yields and says, Oh well? Hence the need to unify oneself. Whatever the path we may follow, the subject we may study, we always reach the same result. The most important thing for an individual is to unify himself around his divine center; that way he becomes a real individual, master of himself and of his destiny. Otherwise, he is a plaything of the forces, which toss him about like a cork in a stream. He goes where he doesnt want to, is made to do what he doesnt want to, and finally he gets lost in a hole without any way to stop himself doing so. But if you are consciously organized, unified around the divine center, governed and led by it, you are the master of your destiny. Its worth trying. At any rate, I find its better to be the master rather than the slave. The feeling of being pulled by strings and being made to do things you may or may not want to do is a rather unpleasant sensation. Its quite irksome. Well, I dont know, I, for one, found it quite irksome even when I was a small child. When I was five, I began finding it wholly intolerable, and I sought a way for it to be otherwisewithout anyone being able to tell me anything. Because I knew no one capable of helping me, and I didnt have the luck you havesomeone who can tell you, Here is what you must do. There was no one to tell me. I had to find it all by myself. I found it. I began at the age of five. And you, its a long time since you were five?
   Well cut out the end.

0 1968-09-11, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You will see that your whole conception and notion [of heaven and Hell] is based on one thing, an entity you call God, and a world you call his creation, which, to your mind, are two different thingsone having made the other, the latter being subjected to the former and the expression of what the former made. Well, thats the initial error. But if you could feel deep down that there is no division between that something you call God and that something you call the creation; if you thought, Its exactly the same thing, if you could FEEL that what you call God (which is perhaps a mere word), what you call God suffers when you suffer, is ignorant when you are ignorant, and it is through this whole creation that he finds himself again little by little, step by step, unites with himself, realizes himself, expresses himself, and its not at all something he willed arbitrarily and made autocratically, but it is the growing, increasingly developing expression of a consciousness that objectifies itself to itself Then, instead of being like a little child who kneels down, folds his hands and says, God, I implore You, make me a good boy, let me not cause my mother any sorrow (thats very easy and, well, I cant say its bad!), instead of lighting a candle and kneeling before it with folded hands, light a flame in your heart and have a great aspiration for something more beautiful, truer, nobler, better than anything I know; I ask that tomorrow I begin knowing all those things and begin doing all that I cannot doand every day a little more. Then, if you objectify a little, if for some reason you have been put in presence of a lot of misery in the world, if you have unhappy friends or suffering parents or difficultiesanything then you ask that the entire consciousness may rise TOGETHER towards that perfection which must manifest, that all this ignorance which has made the world so unhappy may be changed into enlightened knowledge, that all that bad will may be illumined and transformed into benevolence. And how lovely those prayers would be!
   I remember that during those classes, on certain days I knew it was the psychic that spoke, and on other days it was only the mind. And that day, I remember, the psychic presence was very strong.

0 1968-10-26, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   So one may conceive of an improvement, even a considerable improvement, a state far more harmonious than the existing one. The existing state its Hell, really; its only thanks to this Possibility that its not Hell. Its because behind that Hell, there is this Possibilitywhich is living, real, existing, tangible, livableo therwise its infernal. You understand, one gets the impression that all the states of being have been whipped together (you know, like when you make mayonnaise!), all the states of being well mixed together like that, in a great confusion, so naturally the horrible thing is bearable because of all the rest in there. But if you start separating Oh! (gesture of horror)
   What do YOU have to say?

0 1968-11-02, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Oh, Hell be in it!
   Yes, he will, thats the extraordinary thing!

0 1969-01-15, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I am going to try it on A. [the American disciple], Ill see if it makes him steady on his feet again. Hell believe its his statue of Athena! It doesnt matter. Even those who think well still think nonsense, so
   This sadhu, it tried to pull him within, but when the pressure became very strong, he started talking! He couldnt [bear or contain it]. The disciple who was near him became very excited, but he controlled him.

0 1969-02-08, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Strange, isnt it? Its something that happened probably more than eighty years ago (eighty-two or three or four), yet it was intense, present, living, so extraordinary that if even now I look at it, I SEE: I see the scene so clearly, the apartment, the people, the setting, everything. It didnt come from within: it was shown to me (gesture of something imposing itself), and its while seeing it that suddenly I said within me, Hello, but I lived this! It was stored somewhere (gesture in the background), stored as you would keep a collection of memories for educational purposesits far more precise, complete, concrete than any book or anything people say with so many words.

0 1969-05-31, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You understand, that was when the body said, What? Shall we have to go on and on with that? Must we go on and on with that? The world, people, the whole creationgo on and on with that? It seemed I suddenly understood: Ah! Thats what they expressed as perpetual Hell. Thats it. It was someone who had that perception.
   And all the methodswhich we may call artificial, Nirvana includedall the methods to get out of it are worthless. Beginning with the fool who kills himself to Put an end to his life: thats of all stupidities, that one is the biggest, it makes his case still worse. From that up to Nirvana (where one imagines one can get out of it), all of it, all of it is worth NOTHING. Those are different stages, but theyre worth NOTHING. And then, after that, when you really have a sense of perpetual Hell, all of a sudden (nothing but a state of consciousness, its nothing but that), all of a sudden, a state of consciousness in which all is light, splendor, beauty, happiness, goodness. And all that is inexpressible. It comes like that: Oh, here it is, and then pfft! It shows itself, and hop! its gone. Then the Consciousness, which sees, imposes itself, and says, Now, the next step. So its in the presence of all this that the body had never, never in its whole life had it felt such a sorrow, and even now (Mother touches her heart).
   Is this, is this the lever? I dont know. But salvation is PHYSICALnot at all mental, but PHYSICAL. I mean its not in escape: its HERE. That I felt very strongly.

0 1969-08-09, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Did I tell you that in Italy a veterinarian has found a cure for cancer? This man has discovered that goats, the goat species (male and female), never have cancer! They even went as far as trying to make them have cancer, and they didnt succeed. Conclusion: in their makeup, theres something opposed to cancer; theyve discovered that something in the stomach (I forget the details), and he made a serum. As he is a veterinarian, he doesnt have the right to give it, but he has doctor friends, and those doctors (a dozen or so) have tried it outextraordinary cure, without fail. But with a difference: the female goat cures certain cases, while the male cures other cases; its not the same with the male or the female, they cure different types of cancer (I understand nothing about it). Anyway, he lives somewhere in Italy, I dont know where, and I had him asked if he would like to come herehe has accepted. And hes going to come: theres a whole group of young Italians who want to come at the end of the year for Sri Aurobindos yoga, and Hell probably come with them, or else he will come with Paolo if Paolo doesnt mind paying for his travel. My intention is to put him in touch with Dr. S., to let them study that together, and if it works well, Ill ask him to stay on. Because you know that S. now has a sort of dispensary in Auromodle [in Auroville] (theres even a young French medical student who has come and stays there too, he is very happy). So we could open a cancer clinic, that would be very interesting! Because with S.s presence here, theres no difficultyin Auroville he can do what he likes. That would be wonderful!
   He is coming before the end of the year. And the other man, the healer, is coming in September The other, well see if he wants to cure some people here, that would be good.

0 1969-09-17, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   PL. tells me he is a very anxious man: he spends sleepless nights cudgeling his brains; he is impelled to carry out reforms, then at the last minute Hell go back on his decision. Two or three times he made a decision to take a step forward, and every time he took a step backward. In fact, he is surrounded, imprisoned by very powerful people. He must be in torment, this man.
   Well see.

0 1969-09-20, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, of course (laughter), the author of your book! No, you can speak with him and see. Youll tell me how he is. I put him up at Castellini because theres a large garden I hope Hell be comfortable there. But youll see, youll try to make him tell a little what he is seeking by coming here.
   What he is seeking.
   But Hell understand better on a subtle level.

0 1969-09-24, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The interesting thing would be to know what he feels when he sees me.1 That would be interesting. Ill see him tomorrow the first time, but it would be good if you brought him on Saturday. I dont think Hell speak tomorrow.
   I told him, Mother doesnt speak. He said, But of course! Its not words I need, expressing is useless; what I want is the vibration, the experience. He understands silence very well.
   Ill see him tomorrow. But I think it would be better to tell him its only a first contact and wont last long, because tomorrow I have a list long like thisevery day its the same! And on Saturday Hell come back with you, Hell stay for some more time.
   (long silence)

0 1969-10-01, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   As for me, when F told me that confession of his, something came just then, I concentrated, and I had F. say to him that I had done whats necessary [for him to be cured], that now he only had to rest. But it can wait for a few more days, there are still two people Id like him to see If I were him, I would stay here (!) because he is REMARKABLY receptive to the Force; so if he stays here, Hell be able to get curedyesterday I saw he could very well be cured. I did whats needed, its up to him to receive it I dont need to see him for that.
   How about you, are you fine?

0 1969-10-08, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then you really should tell him, because I know this man, Hell never decide that himself; he doesnt feel it possible to take care of himself and stop serving others. If you tell him
   I could write him a line.

0 1970-01-10, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Mother laughs) but incapable! What I can do is to ask him to send me the proofs, and Ill pass them on to you! Then Hell find that hes obliged to do it!

0 1970-04-18, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In last nights experience, it was everything at the same time: the body felt, acted, it was conscious, it observed, decidedeverything, just everything at the same time. There even was I dont know, I didnt have a vision of Sri Aurobindo, but I had the sensation of his presence (that often happens: at times Ill see him and he wont speak; at other times I wont see him but Ill hear him, Hell speak to me the laws are no longer the same), and he made me notice, or rather I noted that although the body was suffering a lot (the situation was critical, you know), there wasnt the shadow of a fear in the body. Then he told me, Yes, its because it is able not to be afraid that you can do the work.
   The absence of fear is really the result of the yoga for so many years for half a century.

0 1970-09-05, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Terrible! You know. So that night, I said to myself, Yes, this is how Hell is.
   Terrible, its terrible.
   I have delved through the dumb Earth's dreadful heart And heard her black mass' bell. I have seen the source whence her agonies part And the inner reason of Hell....
   Let us note that some time earlier, a disciple with noteworthy visions saw this: "Mother was descending, descending, sinking into the earth, then she was fully wrapped as if in a layer of carbon. Where she was there was light, but the thread connecting her to her Origin was very slender, a fine thread of light running through the layer of carbon. At times the contact was cut off, the thread disappeared, and Mother was in difficulty."

0 1970-09-09, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   THE Hell
   (Mother seems very slightly better, though still quite exhausted.)
   Was it related to that night, when you were as if in Hell?
   Yes, it was related to that. It was Ill try to explain. You know that OM is said to be the sound of the whole universe turned towards the Supreme, imploring the Supreme and the result is OM. I had the impression that I was all the pain of the worldall the pain of the world (how can I put it) felt together. I dont know how to explain.

0 1970-09-16, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But I even had, for one or two hours, the Ananda of the creation. And it appeared so natural! So I wondered, Whatever was that aberration I was in? But I couldnt understand. I couldnt understand that you know, that Hell. I couldnt understand how I was in it. And I must say, I didnt try, because I said to myself, I dont want to go back into that! So I didnt try to understand. With the concrete perception of the divine Presence and the constant action of the Grace, it has totally come back, so I didnt try to understand how I could be in the other state I had enough of it! But it happened all at once: suddenly, one morning, after I had spent a relatively tranquil night. There is still, now and then, a kind of anguish, something that feels a discomforta discomfort and an anguishso I take great care not to concentrate within.
   Mother may mean: the separation between the body and this consciousness may have been the cause for that Hell.
   Perhaps that was the "girl" Mother was carrying? But we do wonder whether they had not drugged Mother. The problem will recur.

0 1970-09-23, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There should be something at the end. Because now that [the Hell] is gone, its quite gone. We should somehow say that I have come out of it.
   Theres this We shall conquer, Mother left at the end.

0 1971-04-21, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I saw the boy who went to see you twice (Mother expresses thinness with her fingers). Very thin. I dont think he has much strength, but I was supposed to decide if he should return to France or go to the Himalayas. The Himalayas are a little beyond his strength, but if he goes back to France, Hell go down the drain.
   So I think he should be given a chance, let him try. If he doesnt hold up, Hell be crushed.
   Better be crushed while seeking something than be crushed while going downhill!
   Tell him his highest possibility is being given to him. Hell have done his utmost in his life if he goes there.
   (long silence)

0 1971-05-08, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But it may be that. If U.1 sees her (I didnt ask him not to say anything to her), it may be that Hell tell her. I said it to U. just like that.
   Oh, I see!
   You see, the faith of people is a superstitionits not faith, its superstition. Now there are more and more people who think they have faith, and they ask me ridiculous things! They have superstitions like. Someone brings me a child born with a deformed arm, and the superstition is that if I put my hand on the arm of the child, Hell be healed. Things like that. Its completely stupid. Thats not Power! They need a little miracle, you know, at their level.

0 1971-07-03, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its so horrible, you knowjust everyone, all the people you count on, everything, all, all is falling to pieces; so much so that the consciousness wonders: But what is this Hell, this is no life! And then, at another moment but for a few minutes onlytheres such a marvelous state that its unimaginable. There you are. Thats what Ive been living since night and day without letup.
   This morning for a few minutes it was absolutely marvelous, but the rest of the time its infernal. There you are, you see, thats life for you. Everything, all, all seems to be falling apart, the people you count on give way, but at the same time, all of a sudden. Its 90 percent like that, but the 10 percent is so marvelous that its unimaginable. Thats how things are.

0 1971-10-27, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It was yesterday afternoon between one and two oclock, I think. But it was dreadful, you know, it was worse than Hellsimply to see just how little we know.

0 1971-12-11, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A child maybe its the child of the New World? with a smile, Hell bring it all down.
   Yes, quite possiblequite possible.

0 1972-02-09, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And that was constant, constanteven BEFORE coming here. It was so when I arrived here (long, long ago). And it has remained unchanged. Only recently did I have the experience [of the nonunified consciousness], for a few hours one night, two or three hoursit was horrible, really, it seemed like Hell. It was to make me touch, to make me grasp the condition people live in. Imagine when the psychic is no longer there.
   But its in the BODYin the body: the body is listening, listening, constantly listening (gesture above or within)listening. But [the Divine Command] is not expressed in words, it comes as a will asserting itself (a straight and imperturbable descending gesture).

0 1972-03-10, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, but when you tell them thatespecially if you put it that way to N. [Sri Aurobindo Society], Hell say, All right, Sri Aurobindos Action [U.s operation] has got to go. Each one says, I am the one who should stay! Thats no solution.
   The solution is that people should become one, Mother: unity.
   U. is very bright, Hell have very good answers to offer you! (Mother laughs)
   Ive already spoken to U., Mother, I already know his answers.

0 1972-04-05, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Oh, I have seen such fascinating things, mon petit! For hours I was a spectator the consciousness witnessed an encounter between the Ego and the supermans consciousness (laughing) it was like a duel! The ego was arguing so glibly! It seemed to be saying, See, if you send me off, the world will become Hellish! And it was showing the most frightful scenes: If I withdraw from this one, it said, this is what he will do; if I withdraw from that, this is what will happen (Mother laughs) Horrible things, you know, the most staggering catastrophes! It went on for hours.
   At night I dont sleep, you know; I remain very still, and I am then a spectator of all those scenes.

0 1972-07-22, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And if he doesnt comply, Hell be putting himself in the wrong but I think he will.
   (To Andr:) You dont understand?

0 1972-11-04, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   When I remain still and enter that Consciousness, time flies with fantastic speed, in a kind of luminous calm. But the slightest thing that pulls me out of it seems to pull me into Hell. Exactly.
   The discomfort is so great one feels one couldnt last a minute or a few minutes like that. So one one calls the Divine. You feel like curling up in the Divine.

0 1972-11-15, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Poetically, I could say: a few seconds in heaven and hours in Hell.
   Its better not to speak about it.

0 1973-01-10, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Oh, mon petit! Five more years in this Hell!
   Well try to go with you to the end.

0 1973-01-31, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The same identical circumstances, occurring at the same time, can cause a marvelous blissmarvelous, as I have never felt beforeor sheer Hell. The very same circumstances, and at the same time.
   For hours on end its enough to drive you mad, and for a few (maybe hours, maybe minutes the sense of time isnt the same, but anyway) a wonder. A wonderful Presence.

0 1973-04-07, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   He is going to come. If you stay here long enough, Hell come, and you can tell him.
   Pranab? All right.

02.01 - The World-Stair, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
      The dire imaginations dreamed by Hell,
      Which if enacted and experienced here

02.02 - The Message of the Atomic Bomb, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Bomb has shaken the physical atmosphere of the earth as no other engine has done. It has shaken the moral atmosphere too not in a lesser degree. Reason and moral sense could not move man, so Fear has been sent by the Divine Grace. Dante said that God created Hell in his mood of infinite love and justice that seems to be the inevitable gate through which one has to pass to arrive at the Divine. We are indeed in Hell today upon earth, a worse can hardly be tolerated.
   Indeed this is the bleak winter of human consciousness yet can spring be far behind?

02.03 - The Glory and the Fall of Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Aspiring to heaven she turns her steps towards Hell.
  Chance she has chosen and danger for playfellows;

02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Like a child-soul left near the gates of Hell
  Fumbling through fog in search of Paradise.

02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  On earth, in heaven, in Hell she is the same;
  Of every fate she takes her mighty part.
  Whether for Heaven or Hell they must wage war:
  Warriors of Good, they serve a shining cause
  A throne in heaven or a pit in Hell,
  The dual Energy they have justified

02.07 - The Descent into Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    And each became an instrument of Hell.
    In rejected heaps by a monotonous road
    A borderl and between the world and Hell.
    There unreality was Nature's lord:
    For daring Hell's kingdoms winds the heavenly route -
    Pause or pass slowly through that perilous space,
    Though Hell claimed rule, the spirit still had power.
    This No-man's-land he passed without debate;
    Acts that revealed the mystery of Hell.
    All that was there was on this pattern made.
    Discovered suddenly Hell's trademark there,
    Or saw with the inner sense that cannot err,
    He met with his bare spirit naked Hell.

02.08 - Jules Supervielle, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   His poetry is very characteristic and adds almost a new vein to the spirit and manner of French poetry. He has bypassed the rational and emotional tradition of his adopted country, brought in a mystic way of vision characteristic of the East. This mysticism is not however the normal spiritual way but a kind of oblique sight into what is hidden behind the appearance. By the oblique way I mean the sideway to enter into the secret of things, a passage opening through the side. The mystic vision has different ways of approachone may look at the thing straight, face to face, being level with it with a penetrating gaze, piercing a direct entry into the secrets behind. This frontal gaze is also the normal human way of knowing and understanding, the scientific way. It becomes mystic when it penetrates sufficiently behind and strikes a secret source of another light and sight, that is, the inner sight of the soul. The normal vision which I said is the scientist's vision, stops short at a certain distance and so does not possess the key to the secret knowledge. But an aspiring vision can stretch itself, drill into the surface obstacle confronting it, and make its contact with the hidden ray behind. There is also another mystic way, not a gaze inward but a gaze upward. The human intelligence and the higher brain consciousness seeks a greater and intenser light, a vaster knowledge and leaps upward as it were. There develops a penetrating gaze towards heights up and above, to such a vision the mystery of the spirit slowly reveals itself. That is Vedantic mysticism. There is a look downward also below the life-formation and one enters into contact with forces and beings and creatures of another type, a portion of which is named Hell or Hades in Europe, and in India Ptl and rastal. But here we are speaking of another way, not a frontal or straight movement, but as I said, splitting the side and entering into it, something like opening the s Hell of a mother of pearl and finding the pearl inside. There is a descriptive mystic: the suprasensuous experience is presented in images and feeling forms. That is the romantic way. There is an explanatory mysticism: the suprasensuous is set in intellectual or mental terms, making it somewhat clear to the normal understanding. That is I suppose classical mysticism. All these are more or less direct ways, straight approaches to the mystic reality. But the oblique is differentit is a seeking of the mind and an apprehension of the senses that are allusive, indirect, that move through contraries and negations, that point to a different direction in order just to suggest the objective aimed at. The Vedantic (and the Scientific too) is the straight, direct, rectilinear gaze the Vedantin says, May I look at the Sun with a transfixed gaze'; whether he looks upward or inward or downward. But the modem mystic is of a different mould. He has not that clear absolute vision, he has the apprehension of an aspiring consciousness. His is not religious poetry for that matter, but it is an aspiration and a yearning to perceive and seize truth and reality that eludes the senses, but seems to be still there. We shall understand better by taking a poem of his as example. Thus:
   Alter Ego

02.08 - The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In whose black folds Being imagined Hell.
  His eyes piercing the triple-plated gloom
  Heaven's face became a mask and snare of Hell.
  There in the heart of vain phenomenon,
  Even Good she makes a hook to drag to Hell.
  For her the world runs to its agony.
  None can reach heaven who has not passed through Hell.
  This too the traveller of the worlds must dare.
  Of such fierce stuff was made up life's long Hell:
  These were the threads of the dark spider's-web
  In Hell he sought the root and cause of Hell.
  Its anguished gulfs opened in his own breast;
  Assaults of Hell endured and Titan strokes
  And bore the fierce inner wounds that are slow to heal.
  And Hell as a short cut to heaven's gates.
  Then in Illusion's occult factory

02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Curing the antithesis twixt heaven and Hell.
  All life's high visions are embodied there,

02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It flamed towards heaven, then sank, engulfed towards Hell;
  It climbed to drag down Truth into the mire

02.14 - The World-Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Passed were the heavens and Hells of their long road;
  They had returned into the world's deep soul.

03.07 - The Sunlit Path, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Like the individual, nations too have their sunlit path and the path of the doldrum as well. So long as a nation keeps to the truth of its inner being, follows its natural line of development, remains faithful to its secret godhead, it will have chosen that good part which will bring it divine blessings and fulfilment. But sometimes a nation has the stupidity to deny its self, to run after an ignis fatuus, a mymrga, then grief and sorrow and frustration lie ahead. We are afraid India did take such a wrong step when she refused to see the great purpose behind the present war and tried to avoid contri buting her mite to the evolutionary Force at work. On the other hand Britain in a moment of supreme crisis, that meant literally life or death, not only to herself or to other nations, but to humanity itself, had the good fortune to be led by the right Inspiration, the whole nation rose as one man and swore allegiance to the cause of humanity and the gods. That was how she was saved and that was how she acquired a new merit and a fresh lease of life. Unlike Britain, France bowed down and accepted what should not have been accepted and cut herself adrift from her inner life and truth, the result was five years of Hell. Fortunately, the Hell in the end proved to be a purgatory, but what a purgatory! For there were souls who were willing to pay the price and did pay it to the full cash and nett. So France has been given the chance again to turn round and take up the thread of her life where it snapped.
   Once more another crisis seems to be looming before the nations, once more the choice has to be made and acted upon. In our weakness it is natural and easy to invoke God, to feel the presence of a higher Guidance, to trust in a heavenly light; but it is in our strength that we must know whose strength it is, and in whose strength it is that we conquer.

04.02 - A Chapter of Human Evolution, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The appearance of the Greeks on the stage of human civilisation is a mystery to historians. They are so different from all that preceded them. There does not seem to exist any logical link between them and the races from whom they are supposed to have descended or whose successors they were. The Minoan or Cretan civilisation is said to be cradle of the Greek, but where is the parallel or proportion between the two, judging from whatever relics have been left over from the older, the more ancient one. Indeed that is the term which best describes the situation. Whatever has gone before the Hellenic culture is ancient; they belong to the Old Regime. Egypt is old, Phoenicia is old, the Hebrews are old, all the other races of the old world are old, not merely chronologically, but psychologically. But Hellas is modern. There is a breath in the Ionian atmosphere, a breath of ozone, as it were, which wafts down to us, even into the air of today. Homer and Solon, Socrates and Aristotle, Pythagoras and Plato are still the presiding gods ruling over the human spirit that was born on Olympus and Ida.
   Human evolution took a decisive turn with the advent of the Hellenic culture and civilisation. All crises in evolution are a sudden revelation, an unexpected outburst, a saltum, a leap into the unknown. Now, what the Greeks brought in was the Mind, the luminous Reason, the logical faculty that is married to the senses, no doubt, but still suffused with an inner glow of consciousness. It is the faculty mediating between a more direct and immediate perception of things, Intuition and Instinct, on the one hand, and on the other, the perception given by the senses and a power of control over material things. Take Egypt or Israel or Chaldea, what one finds prominent there is the instinctive-intuitive man, spontaneousprime-sautierimaginative, mythopoeic, clairvoyant, clairaudient (although not very clear, in the modern and Greek sense), bringing into this world things of the other world and pushing this world as much as possible into the other, maintaining a kind of direct connection and communion between the two. The Greeks are of another mould. They are a rational people; they do not move and act simply or mainly by instinctive reactions, but even these are filtered in them through a light of the Mind of Intelligence, a logical pattern, a rational disposition of things; through Mind they seek to know Matter and to control it. It is the modern methodology, that of observation and experiment, in other words, the scientific procedure. The Greeks have had their gods, their mythology; but these are modelled somewhat differently: the gods are made more human, too human, as has often been observed. Zeus and Juno (Hera) are infinitely more human than Isis and Osiris or Moloch and Baal or even the Jewish Jehovah. These vital gods have a sombre air about them, solemn and serious, grim and powerful, but they have not the sunshine, the radiance and smile of Apollo (Apollo Belvedere) or Hermes. The Greeks might have, they must have taken up their gods from a more ancient Pantheon, but they have, after the manner of their sculptor Phidias, remoulded them, shaped and polished them, made them more luminous and nearer and closer to earth and men. 1 Was it not said of Socrates that he brought down the gods from heaven upon earth?
   The intermediary faculty the Paraclete, which the Greeks brought to play is a corner-stone in the edifice of human progress. It is the formative power of the Mind which gives things their shape and disposition, their consistency and cogency as physical realities. There are deeper and higher sources in man, more direct, immediate and revealing, where things have their birth and origin; but this one is necessary for the embodiment, for the building up and maintenance of the subtler and profounder truths in an earthly structure, establish and fix them in the normal consciousness. The Socratic Dialogues are rightly placed at the start of the modern culture; they set the pattern of modern mentality. That rational turn of mind, that mental intelligence and understanding as elaborated, formulated, codified by the Aristotelian system was the light that shone through the Grco-Latin culture of the Roman days; that was behind the culture and civilisation of the Middle Ages. The changes and revolutions of later days, social or cultural, did not affect it, rather were based upon it and inspired by it. And even today our scientific culture maintains and continues the tradition.
   The Greek Mind, as I said, is the bridge thrown across the gulf existing between the spiritual, the occult, the intuitive and the sensuous, the physical, the material. Since the arrival of the Hellenes a highway has been built up, a metalled macada-mised road connecting these two levels of human experience and there is possible now a free and open communication from the one to the other. We need not speak any more of God and the gods and the divine principles indirectly through symbols and similes, but in mental terms which are closer to our normal understanding and we can also utilise the form of our intellection and reasoning to represent and capture something of what lies beyond intellect and reason.
   In India we have an echo of the transition, rather perhaps, she held up the type of the transition required. For here the evolution seems to have been more gradual and the steps are more clearly visible leading one to the other. India maintained an unbroken continuity in the cyclic change of the human consciousness. She was coeval with Egypt and Chaldea, Sumeria and Babylon: she communed with them perhaps in similar and parallel terms. And yet she changed or evolved and knew to express herself in other terms in other times. She had talked in mystic terms with the mystics and later on she talked in rational terms with rationalists. And today we see signs of her parleying with the Scientists in scientific terms. That is how India still lives, while Egypt and Chaldea have gone the way of Atlantis and Gondwanaland. For something is enshrined there which is eternal, something living and dynamic which is pressing forward to manifest and embody itself, some supreme truth and reality of the future which she is fostering within her to deliver to nature and humanitya new humanity with a new nature.

04.03 - The Call to the Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Self-racked with the pains of Hell aspires to joy,
  And builds to hope her altars of despair,

04.03 - The Eternal East and West, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The marriage of Heaven and Earth, of even Heaven and Hell, is a very ancient dream. It is an aspiration ingrained in existence. It is a prophecy that shall be fulfilled and is being worked out every moment.

04.04 - A Global Humanity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Humanity is evolving and developing the various groupings to manifest fundamental aspects of its cosmic person. Ancient Egypt, for example, brought us in contact with an occult world and a subliminal consciousness. We know also of the nature of the Hebraic genius, the moral fervour, the serious, almost grim spirit of Righteousness that formed and even now forms a major strain in the European or Christian culture and civilisation. The famous "sweetness and light" of the Hellenic mind supplied the other strain. The Roman genius for law and government is a well-known commonplace of history. Well-known also India's spirituality. All these modes of consciousness are elementsforces, energies and personalities that build up the godhead of humanity. Peoples and races in the past were the scattered limbs of the godhead-scattered and isolated from one another, because of the original unconsciousness and sharp egocentricity out of which Nature started its course of evolution. The disjecta membra are being collected together by a growing consciousness.
   Such then is the destiny of man and mankindman to rise to higher heights of consciousness beyond mental reason that are not governed by the principle of division, separation, antithesis but by the principle of unity, identity, mutuality and totality. In other words, he will take his seat in the status of his soul, his inner and inmost being, his divine personality where he is one with all beings and with the world. This is a rare and difficult realisation for man as he is today, but tomorrow it will be his normal nature. The individual will live in his total being and therefore in and through other individuals; as a consequence the nature too in each will undergo a divine transmutation, a marvellous sea-change.

04.05 - The Freedom and the Force of the Spirit, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Can make a Heaven of Hell, ..1
   The soldier of an ideal, the martyr, bears testimony to the reality of this mental condition: the Yogi is he who is supremely indifferent to outside contacts (mtrsparah), fixed as he is in inner union with the Divine. Secondly, the freedom of the will not only liberates the inner person, but exerts a pressure on the outside also, upon the field and circumstances, obliging them to change or move in the direction and according to the demand of the will. Consciousness has this power: only all depends on the nature of the consciousness and the will it embodies. For consciousness-will has varying degrees and levels of its potential. A will belonging to the purely mental consciousness can have only a very limited result and may not even show itself at all in any external modification. For it is only one among a million contending forces and its effect will depend upon the allies it can count on its side. Similar is the case with a vital will or a physico-vital will: these are more effective apparently but always in a narrow field; the narrower the field, the greater the possibility of the effectiveness. Moreover, a mental will affects chiefly the mental field, a vital will is directly operative in the vital world, even as a physical force is effective on physical things: each is largely confined to its own domains, the effect on other domains is for the most part indirect and remote.

04.05 - The Immortal Nation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is about the life-span of peoples. The life-span of peoples is not uniform: it differs with different peoples and differs considerably. The Spanish or Portuguese hegemony in modern Europe was after all rather briefa matter of one century or twoin comparison with the lease enjoyed by Rome or Greece. Indeed it might seem that the older the nation the longer it lived. Take, for example, the oldest nation recognized as such in history, Egypt; her life-span is to be measured not by centuries but by millenniums. The Hellenic civilisation that succeeded the Egyptian did not last as long and yet it lasted more than its own successor, the Roman, did. How was it then the more ancient people resisted more successfully the forces of decline and disintegration? What was it that made the later and younger nations less successful in the battle of life?
   Another fact. The Asiatic peoples or nations endured generally longer than their European brethren. I have spoken of India and China, I may now refer to Persia, the old Persia that has a glorious story to tell for more than a thousand years (from Cyrus to the last of the Sassanides) ending or suffering a sea-change with the advent of the Arabs. The Arabs themselves and also the Hebrews were likewise long-lived peoples, although both of them have this especial characteristic that theirs is not a land-locked civilisation, that is to say, they were not peoples wedded to their own land, a mother-country of their own, theirs was a peripatetic genius which went abroad and sought to make their own or make themselves over to and enter into other countries and other cultures. Perhaps this is their way of securing a long life.

05.02 - Gods Labour, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Divine incarnates, as an individual in the concrete material actuality, this double aspect of the utter truth and reality. There are, what may be called, intermediary incarnations, some representing powersaspects of the Divinein the higher mental or overmental levels of consciousness, others those of the inner heart, yet others again those of the dynamic vital consciousness. But the integral Divine, he who unites and reconciles in his body the highest height and the lowest depth, who has effectuated in him something like the "marriage of Heaven and Hell" is an event of the futureeven perhaps of the immediate future. The descent into Hell is an image that has been made very familiar to man, but all its implications have not been sounded. For what we were made familiar with was more or less an image of Hell, not Hell itself, a region or experience in the vital (may be even in the mental): real Hell is not the mass of desires or weaknesses of the flesh, not "living flesh", but dead Matter whose other name is Inconscience. In the older disciplines the central or key truth, the heart of reality where the higher and the lowerBrahman and Maya, the Absolute and the Contingency, the One and the Many, God and the Worldmet and united in harmony was bypassed: one shot from below right into the supreme Absolute; the matrix of truth-creation was ignored. Even so, at the other end, the reality of brute matter was not given sufficient weight, the spiritual light disdained to reach it (vijigupsate).
   The integral Divine not merely suffers (as in the Christian tradition) a body material, He accepts it in his supernal delight, for it is his own being and substance: it is He in essence and it will become He in actuality. When he comes into the world, it is not as though it were a foreign country; he comes to his own,only he seeks to rebuild it on another scale, the scale of unity and infinity, instead of the present scale of separativism and finiteness. He comes among men not simply because he is' moved by human miseries; he is no extra-terrestrial person, a bigger human being, but is himself this earth, this world, all these miseries; he is woven into the fabric of the universe, he is the warp and woof that constitute creation. It is not a mere movement of sympathy or benevolence that actuates him, it is a total and absolute identification that is the ground and motive of his activity. When he assumes the frame of mortality, it is not that something outside and totally incongruous is entering into him, it is part and parcel of himself, it is himself in one of his functions and phases. Consequently, his work in and upon the material world and life may be viewed as that of self-purification and self-illumination, self-discipline and selfrealisation. Also, the horrors of material existence, being part of the cosmic play and portion of his infinity, naturally find shelter in the individual divine incarnation, are encompassed in his human embodiment. It is the energy of his own consciousness that brought out or developed even this erring earth from within it: that same energy is now available, stored up in the individual formation, for the recreation of that earth. The advent and acceptance of material existence meant, as a kind of necessity in a given scheme of divine manifestation, the appearance and play of Evil, the negation of the very divinity. Absolute Consciousness brought forth absolute unconsciousness the inconscientbecause of its own self-pressure, a play of an increasingly exclusive concentration and rigid objectivisation. That same consciousness repeats its story in the individual incarnation: it plunges into the material life and matter and identifies itself with Evil. But it is then like a pressed or tightened spring; it works at its highest potential. In other words, the Divine in the body now works to divinise the body itself, to make of the negation a concrete affirmation. The inconscient will be embodied consciousness.

05.12 - The Revealer and the Revelation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   According to the Dean the qualities themselves are God, the living God whom one can worship. The True, the Good and the Beautiful the Hellenic trinity he adores more than the Holy Trinity. "The God of religion is rather the revelation than the revealer. The source of revelation cannot be revealed: the ground of knowledge cannot be known".2 This, one might say, almost echoes the Upanishadic mantra, "How can one know the knower?" (Vijtram are kena vijnyt). The Upanishad says indeed that he who thinks he knows does not certainly know, but he who says he knows not is the one who knows; he knows who knows not, he knows not who knows. This simply means that God, the supreme Reality, is apprehended in and through other channels than mind and reason. It is a commonplace of spiritual experience that the Spirit is directly, immediately realisable, although its indirect approaches are walled in by a thousand appearances. A direct non-rational experience is not however something vague, nebulous, inarticulate; it is even more concrete, precise and tangible than a sense experience or a rational idea. Not only so, a suprarational knowledge can be grasped and presented by the intellect if it is purified and illumined. A brain mind under the sway of the senses and the outgoing impulse is an obstacle: it disturbs and prevents the higher Light. But passive and transparent it can be a faithful mirror, a docile instrument and channel. That is why the Upanishad says in the first instance that the supreme Reality cannot be seized by the reason, but in another context, it declares that the mind, the intelligence too has to hold and realise the same. Normally intellect acts as a lid, but it can also be a reflector or projector.
   One knows the Revealer for one becomes it. Knowledge by identity is the characteristic of spiritual knowledge. If one keeps oneself separate and seeks to apprehend the Divine as an object outside, the Divine escapes or is caught only by the trail it leaves, its echoes and shadows, its apparent qualities and attributes. But one with the Divine, the being realises and possesses it in full consciousness, the Revealer reveals himself as such (vute tanum swm) and not merely in or as his phenomenal formulations.

05.12 - The Soul and its Journey, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Indeed, although it may sound somewhat strange and wonderful, nevertheless it is literally true that the body is the fortress par excellence for the individual being: it is not merely an ugly dirty clothing that has to be cast off so that one may go straight to the enjoyment of the beatitude of Paradise; on the contrary, it is, as it were, an armour, a steel-frame that protects the subtle body against the attacks or harsh and cruel touches of other worlds and their beings. Once outside the body, there is every danger for the individual to go astray and be hurt, unless he is guided and protected by a guardian angel, as Dante has had Virgil as his Maestro. We may note here that the passage of Dante from Hell through Purgatory to Heaven across their various levels is almost an exact image of what happens to a soul after death. The highest Heaven where Dante meets Beatrice may be considered as the psychic world and Beatrice herself the Divine Grace that bathes, illumines and comforts the psychic being.
   If one has, however, within oneself an ardent and sincere and un flickering flame, one can go through more or less easily and unscathed; but that is rare. Even when alive, in sleep one goes out often into other worlds and the foreign and unpleasant contacts and experiences he has there are recorded in the brain-mind as nightmares: on such occasions the best way to escape is to rush back into the body, the best place of safety. Many have this experience of rushing headlong into the bodydropping into the body, as it werein order to escape from a threatening danger in sleep and waking up all on a sudden to find to one's relief that all was illusion and hallucination.

06.01 - The Word of Fate, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Or skirts the demon magnitudes of Hell;
  In the unreflecting passion of their hearts

06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He walks by his own choice into Hell's trap;
  This mortal creature is his own worst foe.
  He must face the fight, the pang who would conquer Hell.
  A dark concealed hostility is lodged
  He still must travel Hell the world to save.
  Into the eternal Light he shall emerge

07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Communicates with Heaven, tampers with Hell.
  This is the little surface of man's life.

07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Its faith in heaven, its intercourse with Hell.
  These powers were not blunt with the dead weight of earth,

07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Amid the bayings of the Hell-hound mob,
  I have looked on, I had no power to save.
  I flinch not from the red assault of Hell;
  I crush the opposition of the gods,
  Amid the reign of Hell his acts create
  A hostel where Heaven's messengers can lodge;

08.28 - Prayer and Aspiration, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   What you do has an inevitable and absolute consequence. This is a necessary concept at a given moment of the evolutionary process. It is meant to prevent men from becoming completely egoistic or doing what they do in a totally unconscious manner. There are many who are like that, the majority, I suppose; they follow their impulses and do not ask what consequences their actions will have for themselves and for others. It is good then if someone told them with a severe air: "Take care, that has consequences which, last long, very long." There are religions that rose to warn you: "You will pay for that in another life," "If you commit this sin, you will go into Hell for eternity" and so on. That is, however, a most fantastic story that man has invented; still, people are frightened and checked in some way. It spares them a moment for reflection before they run after their impulses, not always, sometimes the reflection comes after, a little late.
   In all religions people who declared that the consequences of Karma are rigorous and who gave these absolute rules, must have done so, I believe, to put themselves in place of Nature, to pull the strings that move ordinary men. For these rules are mental constructions, more or less sincere perhaps, cutting things into bits and telling you: "Do this, do that; it is not this, it is that." People are confused, frightened, they do not know what to do at the end.

09.02 - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Tread without pain the sword-paved courts of Hell;
  There he descends to edge eternal joy.

10.01 - A Dream, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Horrified by this sight Harimohon looked at the boy and exclaimed, Why, Keshta! I used to think this man the happiest of all! The boy replied, Just there lies my power. Tell me now which of the two is mightierthis Tinkari Sheel or Sri Krishna, the master of Vaikuntha? Look, Harimohon, I too have the police, sentinels, government, law, justice, I too can play the game of being a king; do you like this game? No, my child, answered Harimohon, it is a very cruel game. Why, do you like it? The boy laughed and declared, I like all sorts of games; I like to whip as well as to be whipped. Then he continued. You see, Harimohon, people like you look at the outward appearance of things and have not yet cultivated the subtle power of looking inside. Therefore you grumble that you are miserable and Tinkari is happy. This man has no material want; still, compared to you, how much more this millionaire is suffering! Can you guess why? Happiness is a state of mind, misery also is a state of mind. Both are only mind-created. He Who possesses nothing, whose only possessions are difficulties, even he, if he wills, can be greatly happy. But just as you cannot find happiness after spending your days in dry piety, and as you are always dwelling upon your miseries so too this man who spends his days in sins which give him no real pleasure is now thinking only of his miseries. All this is the fleeting happiness of virtue and the fleeting misery of vice, or the fleeting misery of virtue and the fleeting happiness of vice. There is no joy in this conflict. The image of the abode of bliss is with me: he who comes to me, falls in love with me, wants me, lays his demands on me, torments mehe alone can succeed in getting my image of bliss. Harimohon went on eagerly listening to these words of Sri Krishna. The boy continued, And look here, Harimohon, dry piety has lost its charm for you, but in spite of that you cannot give it up, habit4 binds you to it; you cannot even conquer this petty vanity of being pious. This old man, on the other hand, gets no joy from his sins, yet he too cannot abandon them because he is habituated to them, and is suffering Hells own agonies in this life. These are the bonds of virtue and vice; fixed and rigid notions, born of ignorance, are the ropes of these bonds. But the sufferings of that old man are indeed a happy sign. They will do him good and soon liberate him.
  So far Harimohon had been listening silently to Sri Krishnas words. Now he spoke out, Keshta, your words are undoubtedly sweet, but I dont trust them. Happiness and misery may be states of mind, but outer circumstances are their cause. Tell me, when the mind is restless because of starvation, can anyone be happy? Or when the body is suffering from a disease or enduring pain, can any one think of you? Come, Harimohon, that too I shall show you, replied the boy.
  In the meantime someone took Harimohon on a swift visit to the other world. He saw the Hells and heavens of the Hindus, those of the Christians, the Muslims and the Greeks, and also many other Hells and heavens. Then he found himself sitting once more in his own hut, on the same old torn and dirty mattress with Shyamsundar in front of him. The boy remarked, It is quite late in the night; now if I dont return home I shall get a scolding, everybody will start beating me. Let me therefore be brief. The Hells and the heavens you have visited are nothing but a dream-world, a creation of your mind. After death man goes to Hell or heaven and somewhere works out the tendencies that existed in him during his last birth. In your previous birth you were only virtuous, love found no way into your heart; you loved neither God nor man. After leaving your body you had to work out your old trend of nature, and so lived in imagination among middle-class people in a world of dreams; and as you went on leading that life you ceased to like it any more. You became restless and came away from there only to live in a Hell made of dust; finally you enjoyed the fruits of your virtues and, having exhausted them, took birth again. In that life, except for your formal alms-giving and your soulless superficial dealings, you never cared to relieve anyones wantstherefore you have so many wants in this life. And the reason why you are still going on with this soulless virtue is that you cannot exhaust the karma of virtues and vices in the world of dream, it has to be worked out in this world. On the other hand, Tinkari was charity itself in his past life and so, blessed by thousands of people, he has in this life become a millionaire and knows no poverty; but as he was not completely purified in his nature, his unsatisfied desires have to feed on vice. Do you follow now the system of Karma? There is no reward or punishment, but evil creates evil, and good creates good. This is Natures law. Vice is evil, it produces misery; virtue is good, it leads to happiness. This procedure is meant for purification of nature, for the removal of evil. You see, Harimohon, this earth is only a minute part of my world of infinite variety, but even then you take birth here in order to get rid of evil by the help of Karma. When you are liberated from the hold of virtue and vice and enter the realm of Love, then only you are freed of this activity. In your next birth you too will get free. I shall send you my dear sister, Power, along with Knowledge, her companion; but on one condition,you should be my playmate, and must not ask for liberation. Are you ready to accept it? Harimohon replied, Well, Keshta, you have hypnotised me! I intensely feel like taking you on my lap and caressing you, as if I had no other desire in this life!
  The boy laughed and asked, Did you follow what I said, Harimohon? Yes, I did, he replied, then thought for a while and said, O Keshta, again you are deceiving me. You never gave the reason why you created evil! So saying, he caught hold of the boys hand. But the boy, setting himself free, rebuked Harimohon, Be off! Do you want to get out of me all my secrets in an hours time? Suddenly the boy blew out the lamp and said with a chuckle, Well, Harimohon, you have forgotten all about lashing me! Out of that fear I did not even sit on your lap, lest, angry with your outward miseries, you should teach me a lesson! I do not trust you any more. Harimohon stretched his arms forward, but the boy moved farther and said, No Harimohon, I reserve that bliss for your next birth. Good-bye. So saying, the boy disappeared into the dark night. Listening to the chime of Sri Krishnas musical anklets, Harimohon woke up gently. Then he began thinking, What sort of dream is this! I saw Hell, I saw heaven, I called the Divine rude names, taking him to be a mere stripling, I even scolded him. How awful! But now I am feeling very peaceful. Then Harimohon began recollecting the charming image of the dusky-complexioned boy, and went on murmuring from time to time, How beautiful! How beautiful!
    One of Sri Krishna's Name

1.002 - The Heifer, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  119. We have sent you with the truth—bringing good news, and giving warnings. You will not be questioned about the inmates of Hell.
  120. The Jews and the Christians will not approve of you, unless you follow their creed. Say, “God’s guidance is the guidance.” Should you follow their desires, after the knowledge that has come to you, you will have in God neither guardian nor helper.
  206. And when he is told, “Beware of God,” his pride leads him to more sin. Hell is enough for him—a dreadful abode.
  207. And among the people is he who sells himself seeking God’s approval. God is kind towards the servants.

1.003 - Family of Imran, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  12. Say to those who disbelieve, “You will be defeated, and rounded up into Hell—an awful resting-place.”
  13. There was a sign for you in the two parties that met. One party fighting in the way of God, and the other was disbelieving. They saw them with their own eyes twice their number. But God supports with His help whomever He wills. In that is a lesson for those with insight.
  162. Is someone who pursues God's approval the same as someone who incurs God's wrath and his refuge is Hell—the miserable destination?
  163. They have different ranks with God, and God is Seeing of what they do.
  197. A brief enjoyment, then their abode is Hell. What a miserable resort.
  198. As for those who feared their Lord: for them will be gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever—hospitality from God. What God possesses is best for the just.

10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Of the flame-stabs and the torment-craft of Hell
  And dim fragments of the glory of Paradise.

10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He called to Hell but sullenly it retired:
  He turned to the Inconscient for support,

1.004 - Women, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  55. Among them are those who believed in it, and among them are those who held back from it. Hell is a sufficient Inferno.
  56. Those who reject Our revelations—We will scorch them in a Fire. Every time their skins are cooked, We will replace them with other skins, so they will experience the suffering. God is Most Powerful, Most Wise.
  93. Whoever kills a believer deliberately, the penalty for him is Hell, where he will remain forever. And God will be angry with him, and will curse him, and will prepare for him a terrible punishment.
  94. O you who believe! When you journey in the way of God, investigate, and do not say to him who offers you peace, “You are not a believer,” aspiring for the goods of this world. With God are abundant riches. You yourselves were like this before, and God bestowed favor on you; so investigate. God is well aware of what you do.
  97. While the angels are removing the souls of those who have wronged themselves, they will say, “What was the matter with you?” They will say, “We were oppressed in the land.” They will say, “Was God’s earth not vast enough for you to emigrate in it?” These—their refuge is Hell. What a wretched retreat!
  98. Except for the weak among men, and women, and children who have no means to act, and no means to find a way out.
  115. Whoever makes a breach with the Messenger, after the guidance has become clear to him, and follows other than the path of the believers, We will direct him in the direction he has chosen, and commit him to Hell—what a terrible destination!
  116. God will not forgive that partners be associated with Him; but will forgive anything less than that, to whomever He wills. Anyone who ascribes partners to God has strayed into far error.
  121. These—their place is Hell, and they will find no escape from it.
  122. But as for those who believe and do righteous deeds, We will admit them into gardens beneath which rivers flow, where they will abide forever. The promise of God is true—and who is more truthful in speech than God?
  140. He has revealed to you in the Book that when you hear God’s revelations being rejected, or ridiculed, do not sit with them until they engage in some other subject. Otherwise, you would be like them. God will gather the hypocrites and the disbelievers, into Hell, altogether.
  141. Those who lie in wait for you: if you attain victory from God, they say, “Were we not with you?” But if the disbelievers get a turn, they say, “Did we not side with you, and defend you from the believers?” God will judge between you on the Day of Resurrection; and God will give the disbelievers no means of overcoming the believers.
  169. Except to the path of Hell, where they will dwell forever. And that is easy for God.
  170. O people! The Messenger has come to you with the truth from your Lord, so believe—that is best for you. But if you disbelieve, to God belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. God is Omniscient and Wise.

1.005 - The Table, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  10. As for those who disbelieve and reject Our revelations—these are the inmates of Hell.
  11. O you who believe! Remember God's blessings upon you; when certain people intended to extend their hands against you, and He restrained their hands from you. So reverence God, and in God let the believers put their trust.

1.007 - The Elevations, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  18. He said, “Get out of it, despised and vanquished. Whoever among them follows you—I will fill up Hell with you all.
  19. And you, Adam, inhabit the Garden, you and your wife, and eat whatever you wish; but do not approach this tree, lest you become sinners.”
  41. For them is a couch of Hell, and above them are sheets of fire. Thus We repay the wrongdoers.
  42. As for those who believe and do righteous works—We never burden any soul beyond its capacity—these are the inhabitants of the Garden; abiding therein eternally.
  179. We have destined for Hell multitudes of jinn and humans. They have hearts with which they do not understand. They have eyes with which they do not see. They have ears with which they do not hear. These are like cattle. In fact, they are further astray. These are the heedless.
  180. To God belong the Most Beautiful Names, so call Him by them, and disregard those who blaspheme His names. They will be repaid for what they used to do.

1.008 - The Spoils, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  16. Anyone who turns his back on them on that Day, except while maneuvering for battle, or to join another group, has incurred wrath from God, and his abode is Hell—what a miserable destination!
  17. It was not you who killed them, but it was God who killed them. And it was not you who launched when you launched, but it was God who launched. That He may bestow upon the believers an excellent reward. God is Hearing and Knowing.
  36. Those who disbelieve spend their wealth to repel from God’s path. They will spend it, then it will become a source of sorrow for them, and then they will be defeated. Those who disbelieve will be herded into Hell.
  37. That God may distinguish the bad from the good, and heap the bad on top of one another, and pile them together, and throw them in Hell. These are the losers.
  38. Say to those who disbelieve: if they desist, their past will be forgiven. But if they persist—the practice of the ancients has passed away.

1.009 - Repentance, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  35. On the Day when they will be heated in the Fire of Hell, then their foreheads, and their sides, and their backs will be branded with them: “This is what you hoarded for yourselves; so taste what you used to hoard.”
  36. The number of months, according to God, is twelve months—in the decree of God—since the Day He created the heavens and the earth, of which four are sacred. This is the correct religion. So do not wrong yourselves during them. And fight the polytheists collectively, as they fight you collectively, and know that God is with the righteous.
  49. Among them is he who says, “Excuse me, and do not trouble me.” In fact, they sunk into trouble. In fact, Hell will engulf the disbelievers.
  50. If something good happens to you, it upsets them; and if a calamity befalls you, they say, “We took our precautions in advance,” and they depart, happy.
  63. Do they not know that whoever opposes God and His Messenger, will have the Fire of Hell, abiding in it forever? That is the supreme disgrace.
  64. The hypocrites worry lest a chapter may be revealed about them, informing them of what is in their hearts. Say, “Go on mocking; God will bring out what you fear.”
  68. God has promised the hypocrite men and hypocrite women, and the disbelievers, the Fire of Hell, abiding therein forever. It is their due. And God has cursed them. They will have a lasting punishment.
  69. Like those before you. They were more powerful than you, and had more wealth and children. They enjoyed their share, and you enjoyed your share, as those before you enjoyed their share. And you indulged, as they indulged. It is they whose works will fail in this world and in the Hereafter. It is they who are the losers.
  73. O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Their abode is Hell—what a miserable destination!
  74. They swear by God that they said nothing; but they did utter the word of blasphemy, and they renounced faith after their submission. And they plotted what they could not attain. They were resentful only because God and His Messenger have enriched them out of His grace. If they repent, it would be best for them; but if they turn away, God will afflict them with a painful punishment—in this life and in the Hereafter—and they will have on earth no protector and no savior.
  81. Those who stayed behind rejoiced at their staying behind the Messenger of God. And they hated to strive with their wealth and their lives in God’s way. And they said, “Do not venture out in the heat.” Say, “The Fire of Hell is much hotter, if they only understood.”
  82. Let them laugh a little, and weep much; in recompense for what they used to earn.
  95. They will swear to you by God, when you return to them, that you may leave them alone. So leave them alone. They are a disgrace, and their destiny is Hell; a reward for what they used to earn.
  96. They will swear to you that you may accept them. But even if you accept them, God does not accept the wicked people.
  109. Is he who founds his structure upon piety and acceptance from God better, or he who founds his structure on the brink of a cliff that is about to tumble, so it tumbles with him into the Fire of Hell? God does not guide the unjust people.
  110. The structure which they built will remain questionable in their hearts, until their hearts are stopped. God is Knowing and Wise.
  113. It is not for the Prophet and those who believe to ask forgiveness for the polytheists, even if they are near relatives, after it has become clear to them that they are people of Hellfire.
  114. Abraham asked forgiveness for his father only because of a promise he had made to him. But when it became clear to him that he was an enemy of God, he disowned him. Abraham was kind and clement.

1.00a - Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  2. Most people in my experience either cook up a Hell-broth of self-induced obstacles to success in Astral traveling, or else shoot forth on the wings of romantic imagination and fool themselves for the rest of their lives in the manner of the Village Idiot. Yours, luckily, is the former trouble.
  But is it plain obstinacy? you do not exercise the sublime Art of Guru-bullying. You should have made one frenzied leap to my dying bed, thrust aside the cohorts of Mourning Archimandrites, and wrung my nose until I made you do it.

1.00 - PREFACE - DESCENSUS AD INFERNOS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  inevitably generates a state of personal and social being indistinguishable from Hell. This Hell develops
  because creative exploration impossible, without (humble) acknowledgment of the unknown constitutes

1.00 - PRELUDE AT THE THEATRE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  From Heaven, across the World, to Hell!

1.011 - Hud, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  119. Except those on whom your Lord has mercy—for that reason He created them. The Word of your Lord is final: “I will fill Hell with jinn and humans, altogether.”
  120. Everything We narrate to you of the history of the messengers is to strengthen your heart therewith. The truth has come to you in this, and a lesson, and a reminder for the believers.

1.013 - Thunder, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  18. For those who respond to their Lord is the best. But as for those who do not respond to Him, even if they possessed everything on earth, and twice as much, they could not redeem themselves with it. Those will have the worst reckoning; and their home is Hell—a miserable destination.
  19. Is he who knows that what was revealed to you from your Lord is the truth, like him who is blind? Only those who reason will remember.

1.014 - Abraham, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  16. Beyond him lies Hell, and he will be given to drink putrid water.
  17. He will guzzle it, but he will not swallow it. Death will come at him from every direction, but he will not die. And beyond this is relentless suffering.
  29. Hell—they will roast in it. What a miserable settlement.
  30. And they set up rivals to God, in order to lead away from His path. Say, “Enjoy yourselves; your destination is the Fire.”

1.015 - The Rock, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  43. And Hell is the meeting-place for them all.
  44. “It has seven doors; for each door is an assigned class.”

1.016 - The Bee, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  29. Enter the gates of Hell, to dwell therein forever. Miserable is the residence of the arrogant.
  30. And it will be said to those who maintained piety, “What has your Lord revealed?” They will say, “Goodness.” To those who do good in this world is goodness, and the Home of the Hereafter is even better. How wonderful is the residence of the pious.

1.017 - The Night Journey, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  8. Perhaps your Lord will have mercy on you. But if you revert, We will revert. We have made Hell a prison for the disbelievers.
  9. This Quran guides to what is most upright; and it gives good news to the believers who do good deeds, that they will have a great reward.
  18. Whoever desires the fleeting life, We expedite for him what We decide to give him, to whomever We desire. Then We consign him to Hell, where he will roast, condemned and defeated.
  19. But whoever desires the Hereafter, and pursues it as it should be pursued, while he is a believer; these—their effort will be appreciated.
  39. That is some of the wisdom your Lord has revealed to you. Do not set up with God another god, or else you will be thrown in Hell, rebuked and banished.
  40. Has your Lord favored you with sons, while choosing for Himself daughters from among the angels? You are indeed saying a terrible thing.
  97. Whomever God guides is the guided one. And whomever He leaves astray—for them you will find no protectors apart from Him. And We will gather them on the Day of Resurrection, on their faces, blind, dumb, and deaf. Their abode is Hell; whenever it abates, We intensify the blaze for them.
  98. This is their repayment for having blasphemed against Our revelations, and having said, “Shall we, when we have become bones and fragments, be resurrected as a new creation?”

1.018 - The Cave, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  100. On that Day, We will present the disbelievers to Hell, all displayed.
  101. Those whose eyes were screened to My message, and were unable to hear.
  102. Do those who disbelieve think that they can take My servants for masters instead of Me? We have prepared Hell for the hospitality of the faithless.
  103. Say, “Shall We inform you of the greatest losers in their works?”

1.019 - Mary, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  68. By your Lord, We will round them up, and the devils, then We will bring them around Hell, on their knees.
  69. Then, out of every sect, We will snatch those most defiant to the Most Merciful.
  86. And herd the sinners into Hell, like animals to water.
  87. They will have no power of intercession, except for someone who has an agreement with the Most Merciful.

1.01 - Adam Kadmon and the Evolution, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  Evangeliou (The Hellenic Philosophy: Between Europe, Asia
  and Africa) have shown how frequent the exchanges around

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  roast in Hell for all eternity. Even the quite innocent soul of the
  unbaptized newborn babe is deprived of the contemplation of
  human beings. Heaven and Hell are the fates meted out to the
  soul and not to civilized man, who in his nakedness and timidity

1.01 - BOOK THE FIRST, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Was driv'n to Hell, the world was under Jove.
  Succeeding times a silver age behold,
  Which next to Hell, the prudent Gods had laid;
  And that alluring ill, to sight display'd.
  By Hell, and Hell's inviolable lake,
  I try'd whatever in the godhead lay:

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  I do not mean to prescribe rules to strong and valiant natures, who will mind their own affairs whether in heaven or Hell, and perchance build more magnificently and spend more lavishly than the richest, without ever impoverishing themselves, not knowing how they live,if, indeed, there are any such, as has been dreamed; nor to those who find their encouragement and inspiration in precisely the present condition of things, and cherish it with the fondness and enthusiasm of lovers,and, to some extent, I reckon myself in this number; I do not speak to those who are well employed, in whatever circumstances, and they know whether they are well employed or not;but mainly to the mass of men who are discontented, and idly complaining of the hardness of their lot or of the times, when they might improve them. There are some who complain most energetically and inconsolably of any, because they are, as they say, doing their duty. I also have in my mind that seemingly wealthy, but most terribly impoverished class of all, who have accumulated dross, but know not how to use it, or get rid of it, and thus have forged their own golden or silver fetters.
  If I should attempt to tell how I have desired to spend my life in years past, it would probably surprise those of my readers who are somewhat acquainted with its actual history; it would certainly astonish those who know nothing about it. I will only hint at some of the enterprises which I have cherished.

1.01f - Introduction, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  Then the Buddha emitted a ray of light from the tuft of white hair between his eyebrows. It illuminated all the eighteen thousand worlds in the east, down as far as the lowest Hell, Avci, and up as high as the Akaniha Heaven.
  All the sentient beings in those worlds living in the six transmigratory states became visible from this world. The buddhas in those worlds were also seen, and the Dharma they were teaching could be heard. The monks, nuns, laymen, and laywomen and those who had practiced and achieved the path were also to be seen, while the bodhisattva mahsattvas, of various background causes and conditions, endowed in various degrees with the willingness to understand and having various appearances, were also seen practicing the bodhisattva path. All of the buddhas who had achieved parinirva were seen, as well as their relic stupas made of the seven precious treasures.
  From the depths of the Avci Hell
  Up to the summit of existence,
  Alleviating the suffering of beings in the Hells
  And causing them to enter the buddha path.

1.01 - MAPS OF EXPERIENCE - OBJECT AND MEANING, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  beliefs (he was a great believer in Hell, for example), he was certainly not plagued by the plethora of
  rational doubts and moral uncertainties that beset his modern counterpart. Religion for the pre-experimental

1.01 - NIGHT, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Nor Hell nor Devil can longer affright me.
  For this, all pleasure am I foregoing;

1.01 - THAT ARE THOU, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Philo was the exponent of the Hellenistic Mystery Religion which grew up, as Professor Goodenough has shown, among the Jews of the Dispersion, between about 200 B. C. and 100 A. D. Reinterpreting the Pentateuch in terms of a metaphysical system derived from Platonism, Neo-Pythagoreanism and Stoicism, Philo transformed the wholly transcendental and almost anthropomorphically personal God of the Old Testament into the immanent-transcendent Absolute Mind of the Perennial Philosophy. But even from the orthodox scribes and Pharisees of that momentous century which witnessed, along with the dissemination of Philos doctrines, the first beginnings of Christianity and the destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem, even from the guardians of the Law we hear significantly mystical utterances. Hillel, the great rabbi whose teachings on humility and the love of God and man read like an earlier, cruder version of some of the Gospel sermons, is reported to have spoken these words to an assemblage in the courts of the Temple. If I am here, (it is Jehovah who is speaking through the mouth of his prophet) everyone is here. If I am not here, no one is here.
  The Beloved is all in all; the lover merely veils Him; The Beloved is all that lives, the lover a dead thing.

1.01 - The Dark Forest. The Hill of Difficulty. The Panther, the Lion, and the Wolf. Virgil., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Until he shall have driven her back to Hell,
  There from whence envy first did let her loose.

1.01 - The Mental Fortress, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  This implacable duality which assails the whole life of mental man a life that is only the life of death is obviously insoluble at the level of the Duality. One might as well fight the right hand with the left. Yet, that is exactly what the human mind has done, without much success, at all levels of its existence, offsetting its heaven with Hell, matter with spirit, individualism with collectivism, or any other isms that proliferate in this sorry system. But one does not get out by the decrees of any ism pushed to its perfection: deprived of its heaven, our earth is a poor whirling machine; deprived of its matter, our heaven is a pale nebula filled with the silent medusas of the disembodied spirit; deprived of the individual, our societies are dreadful anthills; and deprived even of his sins, the individual loses a focus of tension that helped him to grow. The fact is, no idea, however lofty it may seem, has the power to undo the Artifice for the very good reason that the Artifice has its value and season. But it has also its season, like the winged seed tumbling over the prairies, until the day it finds its propitious ground and bursts open.
  Indeed, we shall not get out through an idea but through an organic Fact.

1.01 - To Watanabe Sukefusa, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Zen
  By morning the fever had subsided, and people began coming by to see how he was. "It sounded like you were in terrible agony last night," they said. "Actually," he replied, "I was in some kind of a trance. An old man appeared to me wearing the headdress, white court garments, and black footwear of ancient times. Crowds of monstrous-looking creatures were milling around him, so ghastly I was forced to turn my eyes away. 'This is an emissary from Hell. Do exactly as he says,' the creatures
   commanded. They held what looked like green-colored fans in their hands, and when they moved them, the fans sent out a breeze of unbearable heat. One of the creatures produced an iron nail-it must have been ten inches long-that was heated red-hot and had sparks flying from it. He began pounding the nail into my shoulder with a strange green hammer. The pain was indescribable. I became dizzy and so terrified I thought my breathing had stopped.
  Then the voice inside the shrine laughed and said, "It is true we have a man here tonight who has been unfilial to his parents, but one of the lords of Hell has already decreed that he will be killed at dawn by a bolt of lightning. I've been waiting to see him receive this punishment for a long time now.
  It will do my heart good to see him burned to a crisp. He's well deserved it for more than three years."
  The people in the half-dozen stories I related, having turned away from reasonable courses of action, convinced themselves that their transgressions were minor and that any retri bution would be minor as well, and because of that they ended up receiving the severe judgment of heaven, dying very unfortunate deaths, leaving behind them names blackened forever as unfilial sons or daughters, and falling into the interminable suffering and torment of the Burning Hells. That this happened because they did not fear the wrath of the gods and were ignorant of heavenly retri bution is a matter each and every person should give the greatest care and consideration.
  Last winter when I heard that story of Shinkichir of Tsukumi village, I immediately thought of you.

1.01 - Who is Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  worked diligently to free all beings from the Hell realms. Having done this,
  he rested a while; but when he awoke, he found the Hells completely repopulated with sentient beings born there by the power of their harmful actions.
  For a moment he despaired and began to weep with sorrow for the plight of

1.020 - Ta-Ha, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  74. Whoever comes to his Lord guilty, for him is Hell, where he neither dies nor lives.
  75. But whoever comes to Him a believer, having worked righteousness—these will have the highest ranks.

1.021 - The Prophets, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  29. And whoever of them says, “I am a god besides Him,” We will reward him with Hell. Thus We reward the wrongdoers.
  30. Do the disbelievers not see that the heavens and the earth were one mass, and We tore them apart? And We made from water every living thing. Will they not believe?
  98. You and what you worship besides God are fuel for Hell. You will descend into it.
  99. Had these been gods, they would not have descended into it. All will abide in it.

1.022 - The Pilgrimage, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  51. But those who strive against Our revelations—these are the inmates of Hell.
  52. We never sent a messenger before you, or a prophet, but when he had a desire Satan interfered in his wishes. But God nullifies what Satan interjects, and God affirms His revelations. God is Omniscient and Wise.

1.023 - The Believers, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  103. But those whose scales are light—those are they who have lost their souls; in Hell they will dwell forever.
  104. The Fire lashes their faces, and therein they grimace. - The Worlds - Surya, #Isha Upanishad, #unset, #Zen
  The enjoyment of beatitude in a heaven beyond is also not the supreme consummation. But Vedantic thought did not envisage rebirth as an immediate entry after death into a new body; the mental being in man is not so rigidly bound to the vital and physical, - on the contrary, the latter are ordinarily dissolved together after death, and there must therefore be, before the soul is attracted back towards terrestrial existence, an interval in which it assimilates its terrestrial experiences in order to be able to constitute a new vital and physical being upon earth. During this interval it must dwell in states or worlds beyond and these may be favourable or unfavourable to its future development. They are favourable in proportion as the light of the Supreme Truth of which Surya is a symbol enters into them, but states of intermediate ignorance or darkness are harmful to the soul in its progress. Those enter into them, as has been affirmed in the third verse, who do hurt to themselves by shutting themselves to the light or distorting the natural course of their development. The Vedantic heavens are states of light and the soul's expansion; darkness, self-obscuration and self-distortion are the nature of the Hells which it has to shun.
  In relation to the soul's individual development, therefore, the life in worlds beyond, like the life upon earth, is a means and not an object in itself. After liberation the soul may possess these worlds as it possesses the material birth, accepting in them a means towards the divine manifestation in which they form a condition of its fullness, each being one of the parts in a series of organised states of conscious being which is linked with and supports all the rest.

10.24 - Savitri, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   For daring Hell's kingdoms winds the heavenly route
   Pause or pass slowly through that perilous space,
   And Hell as a short cut to heaven's gates.||64.38||
   Ashwapati now passes into the higher luminous regions. He enters regions of larger breath and wider movement the higher vital and then into the yet more luminous region of the higher mind. He reaches the heavens where immortal sages and the divinities and the gods themselves dwell. Even these Ashwapati finds to be only partial truths, various aspects, true but limited, of the One Reality beyond. Thus he leaves all behind and reaches into the single sole Reality, the transcendental Truth of things, the status vast and infinite and eternal, immutable existence and consciousness and bliss.

1.025 - The Criterion, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  34. Those who are herded into Hell on their faces—those are in a worse position, and further astray from the way.
  35. We gave Moses the Scripture, and appointed his brother Aaron as his assistant.
  65. And those who say, ‘‘Our Lord, avert from us the suffering of Hell, for its suffering is continuous.
  66. It is indeed a miserable residence and destination.”

1.029 - The Spider, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  25. And he said, “You have chosen idols instead of God, out of affection for one another in the worldly life. But then, on the Day of Resurrection, you will disown one another, and curse one another. Your destiny is Hell, and you will have no saviors.”
  26. Then Lot believed in him, and said, “I am emigrating to my Lord. He is the Noble, the Wise.”
  54. They urge you to hasten the punishment. But Hell will engulf the disbelievers.
  55. On the Day when the punishment will envelop them, from above them, and from beneath their feet, He will say, “Taste what you used to do!”
  68. And who does greater wrong than he who fabricates lies and attributes them to God, or calls the truth a lie when it has come to him? Is there not in Hell a dwelling for the blasphemers?
  69. As for those who strive for Us—We will guide them in Our ways. God is with the doers of good.

1.02 - BEFORE THE CITY-GATE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Thus we, our Hellish boluses compounding,
  Among these vales and hills surrounding,

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  (who could have been stupid enough to block all the exits?), and curious (just what the Hell is going on
  around here, anyway?) Something unknown has occurred, and blown all my plans. An emissary of chaos
  the cleft, the cave, Hell, death and the grave, the moon (ruler of the night and the myterious dark),
  uncontrollable emotion, matter, and the earth.211 Any story that makes allusion to any of these phenomena
  and Hell have their existence; the place where Platos supra-celestial ideals reside, the ground of dream
  and fantasy. It appears to have a four-dimensional structure, like that of objective space-time (and of
  fecundated womb and the protective cave of earth and mountain gapes the abyss of Hell, the dark hole of
  the depths, the devouring womb of the grave and death, and darkness without light, of nothingness. For
  the dead, or in Hell; faces a dragon, a gorgon, or witch, or a temptress is inundated by water, by fire, by
  storm, by dangerous animals is tormented, buried alive, mesmerized, dismembered, disembowelled and

1.02 - The Child as growing being and the childs experience of encountering the teacher., #The Essentials of Education, #unset, #Zen
  Of course, Maeterlinck has a right to think this way, and nobody wants to dispute that. The question is, however, whether such an attitude isnt really absurd. Indeed, it does become absurd when you consider this: I have, unfortunately, written a great many books in my life (as you can see from the unusual appearance of the book table here). No sooner have I finished writing one, than I begin another. When Maurice Maeterlinck reads the new book, Hell discover once again that in the first chapters I am shrewd, levelheaded and scientific, and then I lose my mind later on. Then I begin to write a third book; the first chapters again are reasonable and so forth. Consequently, if nothing else, I seem to have mastered the art of becoming at will a completely reasonable human being in the early part of a book andequally by choicea lunatic later, only to return to reason when I write the next book. In this way, I take turns being reasonable and a lunatic. Naturally, Maeterlinck has every right to find this; but he misses the absurdity of such an idea. A modern man of his importance thus falls into absurdities; but this, as I say, is only a little parenthetical remark.
  4 . Maurice Maeterlinck (18621949), Belgian poet, dramatist, and essayist. In Paris he gained a reputation through Symbolist verse and became a leading Symbolist playwright. He was awarded a Nobel prize for literature in 1911.

1.02 - THE PROBLEM OF SOCRATES, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  disintegration of Hellas, as pseudo-Greek, as anti-Greek ("The Birth
  of Tragedy," 1872). That _consensus sapientium,_ as I perceived ever
  all the instincts of the older Hellenes.
  With Socrates Greek taste veers round in favour of dialectics: what

1.02 - The Refusal of the Call, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  One is harassed, both day and night, by the divine being that is the image of the living self within the locked labyrinth of one's own disoriented psyche. The ways to the gates have all been lost: there is no exit. One can only cling, like Satan, furiously, to one self and be in Hell; or else break, and be annihilate at last, in God.
  "Ah, fondest, blindest, weakest,

1.02 - The Three European Worlds, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  This process was unique and original with Picasso. By drawing on his primitive, magic inheritance (his Negroid period), his mythical heritage (his Hellenistic-archaistic period), and his classicistic, rationally-accentuated formalist phase (his Ingres period), Picasso was able to achieve the concretion of time (or as we would like to designate this new style which he and his contemporaries introduced in painting, "temporic concretion"). Such temporic concretion is not just a basic characteristic of this particular drawing, but is in fact generally valid: Only where time emerges as pure present and is no longer divided into its three phases of past, present and future, is it concrete. To the extent that Picasso from the outset reached out beyond the present, incorporating the future into the present of his work, he was able to "presentiate" or make present the past. Picasso brought to the awareness of the present everything once relegated to the dormancy of forgetfulness, as well as everything still latent as something yet to come; and this temporal wholeness realized in spatiality and rendered visible and transparent in a depiction of a human form, is the unique achievement of this temporic artist.
  We shall in consequence designate as "temporic" artists those painters of the two major artistic generations since 1880 (i.e., following the classicistic, romantic and naturalistic movements) who were engaged - doubtless unintentionally in concretizing time. From this point of view, all of the attempts by the various "movements" - expressionism, cubism, surrealism, and even tachism - show as their common trait this struggle to concretize and realize time. Understandably, such experimentation resulted in numerous faulty solutions; but as we noted earlier, such faults were equally unavoidable during the search for perspective and spatial realization.

1.031 - Intense Aspiration, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Another peculiar attribute which Patanjali uses is samvega. It is very difficult to translate it into English tivra samvega. Tivra is intense, very forceful, vehement. Samvega is impetuosity, if we would like to put it into English. We know what impetuous movement is it is turbulent, uncontrollable, vehement, powerful, revolting such is the kind of asking that is implied in this sutra. That is samvega like a violent tempest, a forceful wind that is blowing, uprooting all trees and blowing buildings. We know how forcefully the wind can blow off even the top of buildings. That kind of aspiration is called samvegatva, where we do not care for anything else. Let heaven go to Hell or Hell go to heaven, it makes no difference. The soul is simply revolting against any kind of limitation which has been imposed upon it by any factor whatsoever, even if it is a so-called virtuous factor of the traditional world. Everything is broken to pieces, cast to the winds, crushed under the feet, and the soul simply asks and asks and asks. This is the tivra samvegatva that Patanjali is referring to in the seeking of the great Reality, which is the object of our quest.
  Such an asking, such a kind of aspiration, this kind of longing is unknown to us. Neither can you understand it, nor can I understand it. It is impossible for any human mind to have such an aspiration for anything in this world. We have tentative longings; we have conditional desires and limited loves, but unlimited love is unknown to us. Nevertheless, this is what is needed if we want success. Unfortunately, as the mind has been tethered to conditions of various types right from its birth in this physical world, this kind of aspiration has been a strange phenomenon even to the farthest stretch of imagination. But now we have come to a field of a new type of training where such an old prejudice of thought is to be abandoned and a new understanding is to be awakened in ourselves, which has nothing to do with the factors which may condition this asking in any manner whatsoever. Bondage is of two kinds that which looks bad, and that which looks good. There are two types of bondage in this world. There are certain things which everybody appraises as valuable, considers wonderful and praiseworthy; that is one kind of bondage, and it is as powerful a bondage as the second kind that which we call 'bad' in this world. This is because the idea of bad and good is, again, conditional in respect of circumstances, conditions and stages of evolution. What is bad at one time may be good at another time, and vice versa. So in this unconditional asking of the soul for its supreme object, it gets rid of the shackles of conditional factors either in the form of virtue or in the form of vice.

1.032 - Prostration, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  13. Had We willed, We could have given every soul its guidance, but the declaration from Me will come true: “I will fill Hell with jinn and humans, altogether.”
  14. So taste, because you forgot the meeting of this Day of yours; We have forgotten you; so taste the eternal torment for what you used to do.

10.34 - Effort and Grace, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The actual function or role of personal effort is that of a guide, like Virgil taking Dante through Hell and Purgatory and then arriving at the frontier of Paradise and there entrusting him into the hands of Beatrice. It is to give the preliminary experiences, initiate into the basic mysteries in order to prepare the vessel that is to house the Supreme. The Supreme is not amenable to your control whatever your effort may be, it is free, even eccentric the wind bloweth where it listeth the Grace goes wherever it chooses to go; it does not weigh or examine the amount of your preparation, it has its own manner of choosing. But the preparation that your personal effort effectuates is helpful for the working of the Grace not so much for its initial descent It is, as I said, to prepare the dhr for holding, maintaining and establishing it.
   We know too well:

1.035 - Originator, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  36. As for those who disbelieve, for them is the Fire of Hell, wherein they will never be finished off and die, nor will its punishment be lightened for them. Thus We will repay every ingrate.
  37. And they will scream therein, “Our Lord, let us out, and we will act righteously, differently from the way we used to act.” Did We not give you a life long enough, in which anyone who wanted to understand would have understood? And the warner did come to you. So taste. The evildoers will have no helper.

10.35 - The Moral and the Spiritual, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The sense of sin is the fundamental inspiration behind some religious disciplines, even the sense of something irrevocably bad or something irreparable; for that gives a stronger impetus, a more dynamic urge to the spur of the religious consciousness. The sense of something irreparable, a final doom, has before it the vision of an eternal Hell, the Lord of Hell and his hosts and his captives. Upon this basic picture of Hell has loomed out Dante's vision of Paradise.
   The Indian consciousness did not consider anything essentially evil, anything irrevocably and eternally condemned to perdition. Even the Asura, the anti-Divine is viewed, in the last analysis of things, also as an aspect, a formation of the Divine himself. Diti and Aditi are sisters, twin aspects of the same Supreme Being. All the legends in narrating the life history of the Asura describe his end as a submission to the Divine Will and a merging in Him. An entire life of bitter hostility culminates in the same degree of love for the Divine. The process of enmity seems to have a deeper occult meaning conducive to the more perfect union with the Divine. We know in Savitri how Sri Aurobindo speaks of Death as only a mask of Immortality.

1.036 - The Rise of Obstacles in Yoga Practice, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Likewise, the spiritual undertaking is a treatment administered to the soul for the purpose of its regaining perfect health and pristine purity. The practice of yoga is nothing but this cathartic, this pill that is administered, and immediately there is a peculiar action set up in the system by this purifying drug that has been given. Then anything and everything takes place, much to our surprise all of which look like tremendous enemies attacking from all sides and we may be under the impression that we are falling down, dropping into the pits, or going to Hell. But that is not what is happening. As the sun rises, sometimes the frost starts biting more intensely than it would before the sunrise. In midwinter sometimes we have that experience, when the entire mountain is seen to be covered with mist. We cannot see the Ganga; we cannot see the buildings on the other side; there is nothing that can be seen. It is all a white, hazy, impervious substance, and we do not know anything it is all homogeneity. When the sun rises, there is a dispersion of this white substance and it starts moving towards our rooms, and we find it entering and stinging us. When the sun rises, the cold increases as a preparation for the complete vanishing of the substance altogether, and then there is the warmth of the blazing sun. Such is the inward transforming process which we undergo when spiritual discipline takes action in the entire system of the seeker.
  Ordinarily, no one can understand what effects follow from spiritual practice. We cannot understand this by a study of books, because the actions, or the reactions we may say, that follow the practice of a system of spiritual discipline for a protracted period depends upon what is already inside us. What is inside us will come out; and different persons, finding themselves in different stages of evolution, have different patterns of this deposit in themselves. So the experiences that seekers pass through vary in various ways merely because of the difference, and the type of the content of their own personalities.

1.036 - Ya-Seen, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  63. This is Hellfire, which you were promised.
  64. Roast in it today, because you persistently disbelieved.

1.037 - Preventing the Fall in Yoga, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Vydhi styna saaya pramda (I.30) Pramada is the other obstacle in the sutra that is mentioned by Patanjali. Blunder, floundering and gross error are called pramada. What can be a greater blunder than to forget the existence of God and our purpose in life? Most of the students do not go beyond this stage; they end with this. Their life closes with this difficulty. They make a serious blunder in choosing a different line of activity altogether. For example, suddenly there can be an emotion fired up within to save the world from falling into to Hell. They will think that, "We have come to a stage now where we have to lift the world from perdition." There will be arguments after arguments, logically deduced, justifying this attitude, because logic also comes from the mind it does not come from outside. The aspiration of the spirit for God-realisation will be dubbed as selfishness of the worst type. Even today we have thousands of people before us who have such suspicions in their minds. These suspicions do not arise merely in idiotic minds, but they also arise in minds of those who are very intelligent, very learned, very honest and sincere in their approach. Such people will have doubts of this type, and come to think that working for the liberation of others is better than working for the liberation of one's own self, because one's own self is a selfish centre. The thinking is: "This is very clear everybody knows that, and it does not require very much argument to prove that a single person's salvation is selfish compared to the salvation of many others."
  So we give up the aspiration for the salvation of the soul, and work for the salvation of others. The result is that both will be in equal bondage, and neither will we get salvation, nor will the other. This will not be understood by the mind. It is a trick that is played, because there is no such thing as a salvation of the type that people are arguing for in this manner. It is a gross error of thinking; it is a blunder of the first water. But this pramada or mistake will be committed by most people, and even advanced seekers will not be free from this mistake.

1.037 - The Aligners, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  23. Besides God, and lead them to the way to Hell.
  24. And stop them. They are to be questioned.”
  55. He will look, and will see him in the pit of Hell.
  56. He will say, “By God, you almost ruined me.
  64. It is a tree that grows from the bottom of Hell.
  65. Its fruits are like the devils’ heads.
  163. Except for he who will be roasting in Hell.
  164. “There is not one of us but has an assigned position.

1.038 - Saad, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  56. Hell; in which they will roast; what a miserable abode!
  57. All this. Let them taste it—boiling and bitter cold.
  85. I will fill Hell with you, and with every one of them who follows you.”
  86. Say, “I ask of you no wage for this, and I am not a pretender.

1.039 - Throngs, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  32. Who is more evil than he who lies about God, and denies the truth when it has come to him? Is there not in Hell room for the ungrateful?
  33. But he who promotes the truth, and testifies to it—these are the righteous.
  60. On the Day of Resurrection, you will see those who told lies about God with their faces blackened. Is there not a place in Hell for the arrogant?
  61. And God will save those who maintained righteousness to their place of salvation. No harm will touch them, nor will they grieve.
  71. Those who disbelieved will be driven to Hell in throngs. Until, when they have reached it, and its gates are opened, its keepers will say to them, “Did not messengers from among you come to you, reciting to you the revelations of your Lord, and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?” They will say, “Yes, but the verdict of punishment is justified against the disbelievers.”
  72. It will be said, “Enter the gates of Hell, to abide therein eternally.” How wretched is the destination of the arrogant.
  73. And those who feared their Lord will be led to Paradise in throngs. Until, when they have reached it, and its gates are opened, its keepers will say to them, “Peace be upon you, you have been good, so enter it, to abide therein eternally.”

1.03 - A Parable, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  The Tathgatas see all sentient beings burning in the re of birth, old age, illness, and death, anxiety, sorrow, suffering, and distress. Because of the desires of the ve senses and the desire for monetary prot they also experience various kinds of suffering. Because of their attachment and pursuits they experience various kinds of suffering in the present; and in the future they will suffer in the states of existence of Hell, animals, and hungry ghosts (pretas). If they are born in the heavens or in the human world they will experience a variety of sorrows such as suffering from poverty and destitution, separation from loved ones, or suffering from encounters with those they dislike.
  Although sentient beings are immersed in such sorrows, they rejoice and play. They are not aware, shocked, startled, or disgusted nor do they seek release. Running around in the burning house of the triple world, they experience great suffering and yet they do not realize it.
  They will go to the Avci Hell,
  And after spending a kalpa there,
  After coming out of this Hell,
  They will be reborn as animals.
  Though they will always nd themselves in Hell,
  They will feel as if they were playing

1.03 - Bloodstream Sermon, #The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, #Bodhidharma, #Buddhism
  empty, committing evil isn't wrong. Such persons fall into a Hell of
  endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold
  transforms it. Heaven and Hell39 are nothing to him. But the aware
  ness of a mortal is dim compared to that of a buddha, who pene
  straight into a Hell of endless darkness without even knowing it.
  What keeps them from believing is the heaviness of their karma.
  people don't see their nature that they end up in Hell. As long as a
  person creates karma, he keeps passing through birth and death.
  good deeds result in blessings. Angry people go to Hell and happy
  people go to heaven. But once you know that the nature of anger

1.03 - On Knowledge of the World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  The world resembles those imposters, who decorate themselves externally and conceal the sorrows and curse they bring, while the ignorant, looking only at the outside, are fascinated and deluded. The world resembles the old woman who arrayed herself in silk stuffs and flowered brocades, and with ornaments, and covered her head with a beautiful embroidered veil, so that those who should see her from a distance, and notice only her garments and her form, might be deceived. And whenever she has succeeded in inducing a person to follow after her and to decide upon joining himself to her, she takes off her robes from her back and her veil from her head, and immediately her concealed ugliness is brought to light, and the person who had been seeking her, becomes subject to eternal regret and sorrow. We have received it also by tradition, that the world will be brought to the great assembly at the last day, in the form of a woman with livid eyes, pendent lips, and deformed shape, and all the people will look upon her, (we take refuge in God,) and will exclaim, "what deformed and horrible person is that, whose aspect alone is severe torture to the soul?" And they will be answered. "It was on her account that you were envying and [71] hating one another, and were ready to slay one another. It was on her account that you rebelled against God, and debased yourselves to every sort of corruption." And then God will order her to be driven off to Hell with her followers and her lovers....
  Know, that the world consists of a certain number of stages between the world of spirits and the future world. The first stage is the cradle, and the last is the grave, and every period between these is also a stage. Each month represents a league, each hour a mile, and each breath a step. It is always flowing on like running water. Man in his excessive heedlessness thinking himself to be permanently established, engages in building up the world: and though he has no assurance of a half-hour of time, he makes preparations for dwelling here for many years, and never once brings himself to make the necessary preparation for dislodging and moving to another land.

1.03 - PERSONALITY, SANCTITY, DIVINE INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The will is free and we are at liberty to identify our being either exclusively with our selfness and its interests, regarded as independent of indwelling Spirit and transcendent Godhead (in which case we shall be passively damned or actively fiendish), or exclusively with the divine within us and without (in which case we shall be saints), or finally with self at one moment or in one context and with spiritual not-self at other moments and in other contexts (in which case we shall be average citizens, too theocentric to be wholly lost, and too egocentric to achieve enlightenment and a total deliverance). Since human craving can never be satisfied except by the unitive knowledge of God and since the mind-body is capable of an enormous variety of experiences, we are free to identify ourselves with an almost infinite number of possible objectswith the pleasures of gluttony, for example, or intemperance, or sensuality; with money, power or fame; with our family, regarded as a possession or actually an extension and projection of our own selfness; with our goods and chattels, our hobbies, our collections; with our artistic or scientific talents; with some favourite branch of knowledge, some fascinating special subject; with our professions, our political parties, our churches; with our pains and illnesses; with our memories of success or misfortune, our hopes, fears and schemes for the future; and finally with the eternal Reality within which and by which all the rest has its being. And we are free, of course, to identify ourselves with more than one of these things simultaneously or in succession. Hence the quite astonishingly improbable combination of traits making up a complex personality. Thus a man can be at once the craftiest of politicians and the dupe of his own verbiage, can have a passion for brandy and money, and an equal passion for the poetry of George Meredith and under-age girls and his mother, for horse-racing and detective stories and the good of his country the whole accompanied by a sneaking fear of Hell-fire, a hatred of Spinoza and an unblemished record for Sunday church-going. A person born with one kind of psycho-physical constitution will be tempted to identify himself with one set of interests and passions, while a person with another kind of temperament will be tempted to make very different identifications. But these temptations (though extremely powerful, if the constitutional bias is strongly marked) do not have to be succumbed to; people can and do resist them, can and do refuse to identify themselves with what it would be all too easy and natural for them to be; can and do become better and quite other than their own selves. In this context the following brief article on How Men Behave in Crisis (published in a recent issue of Harpers Magazine) is highly significant. A young psychiatrist, who went as a medical observer on five combat missions of the Eighth Air Force in England says that in times of great stress and danger men are likely to react quite uniformly, even though under normal circumstances, they differ widely in personality. He went on one mission, during which the B-17 plane and crew were so severely damaged that survival seemed impossible. He had already studied the on the ground personalities of the crew and had found that they represented a great diversity of human types. Of their behaviour in crisis he reported:
  Their reactions were remarkably alike. During the violent combat and in the acute emergencies that arose during it, they were all quietly precise on the interphone and decisive in action. The tail gunner, right waist gunner and navigator were severely wounded early in the fight, but all three kept at their duties efficiently and without cessation. The burden of emergency work fell on the pilot, engineer and ball turret gunner, and all functioned with rapidity, skilful effectiveness and no lost motion. The burden of the decisions, during, but particularly after the combat, rested essentially on the pilot and, in secondary details, on the co-pilot and bombar ther. The decisions, arrived at with care and speed, were unquestioned once they were made, and proved excellent. In the period when disaster was momentarily expected, the alternative plans of action were made clearly and with no thought other than the safety of the entire crew. All at this point were quiet, unobtrusively cheerful and ready for anything. There was at no time paralysis, panic, unclear thinking, faulty or confused judgment, or self-seeking in any one of them.

1.03 - Supernatural Aid, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  During Hellenistic times an amalgamation of Hermes and Thoth was
  effected in the figure of Hermes Trismegistus, "Hermes Thrice Greatest," who
  quench Hell's fiery pain. Her tongue is moved by wit of high de
  gree and ready repartee: her breast is seduction to all that see

1.03 - The Desert, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Zen
  74. Black Book 2 continues: "I think of Christianity in the desert. Physically, those ancients went into the desert. Did they also enter into the desert of their own self? Or was their self not as barren and desolate as mine? There they wrestled with the devil. I wrestle with waiting. It seems to me not less since it is truly a hot Hell" (p. 35).
  75. Around 285, St. Anthony went to live as a hermit in the Egyptian desert, and other hermits followed, whom he and Pachomius organized into a community. This formed the basis of

1.03 - The Gate of Hell. The Inefficient or Indifferent. Pope Celestine V. The Shores of Acheron. Charon. The, #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  object:1.03 - The Gate of Hell. The Inefficient or Indifferent. Pope Celestine V. The Shores of Acheron. Charon. The
  Earthquake and the Swoon.

1.03 - The House Of The Lord, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  What could he be doing then with so much God-like ease and natural mastery? He once wrote to me that when he had Some special work to do he had to concentrate. This, I think, gives the clue. For his cosmic work, this was the only time he had to himself. Whether to bring down the Supramental Light, or to dive deep into the nether Hell, to send his force for some world purpose, the war in Spain, World War II, helping the Allies or to solve some difficulties of the Ashram, even of individuals, must have been the nature of his special work. One day, after his concentration, I remember him saying, apropos of nothing, "I was seeing how Nishikanto was." At that time Nishikanto was not keeping well. I shall not speculate further on this intricate problem, lest I hear his taunting voice, "Nirod is weaving his romantic fancy!" How he was performing all these operations is beyond my grey matter!
  There were occasions, though rare, when we had to intrude upon his strict privacy. An urgent call from the Ashram Press about some proof corrections of his book demanded his immediate attention. I cautiously approached from behind and stood near him. He asked without turning my way, in an impersonal tone, "What is it?" A moment's ripple in the vast even ocean of silence. The Mother always felt that pervasive silence whenever she entered the room. I informed him of the queries from the Press. There were some proof-readers who had the Johnsonian mind; they could not accept Sri Aurobindo's flexible use of prepositions or some new turns of phrases. Either they thought these were due to oversight or was it their grammarian pedantry that made them wiser than he? At last he had to remark, "Let them not interfere with my English!" His admonitions were always gentle. When the Mother heard about it, she observed, "How do they dare correct his English? Sri Aurobindo is a gentleman; he won't say anything that might hurt I am not a gentleman." We understood very well what the Mother meant. A few anecdotes to illustrate the point. When Sri Aurobindo was living with his family in Calcutta, Sarojini, his younger sister, made frequent complaints about the rudeness and impertinence of their cook. Sri Aurobindo simply listened and forgot all about it. Sarojini at last lost her patience and urged upon him a drastic step. Sri Aurobindo called the cook in a grave voice and asked, "I hear you have behaved rudely. Don't do it again!" Everybody was disappointed at this anticlimax and realised that no further strictness could be expected of him. So too when the Mother once brought a complaint to him against a sadhak who, in a fit of temper, had beaten somebody, "This is the third time! What should be done? I want your sanction, Lord," she said. Sri Aurobindo calmly replied, "Let him be given a final warning." We knew very well that this "final warning" could not be really final.

1.03 - The Human Disciple, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  For the maintenance of family morality, of the social law and the law of the nation? These are the very standards that will be destroyed by this civil war; the family itself will be brought to the point of annihilation, corruption of morals and loss of the purity of race will be engendered, the eternal laws of the race and moral law of the family will be destroyed. Ruin of the race, the collapse of its high traditions, ethical degradation and Hell for the authors of such a crime, these are the only practical results possible of this monstrous civil strife. "Therefore," cries
  Arjuna, casting down the divine bow and inexhaustible quiver given to him by the gods for that tremendous hour, "it is more for my welfare that the sons of Dhritarashtra armed should slay me unarmed and unresisting. I will not fight."
   Hell and rejection of "blood-stained enjoyments"; practically, the sense that the standards of action have led to a result which destroys the practical aims of action. But the whole upshot is that all-embracing inner bankruptcy which Arjuna expresses when he says that his whole conscious being, not the thought alone but heart and vital desires and all, are utterly bewildered and can find nowhere the dharma, nowhere any valid law of action.
  For this alone he takes refuge as a disciple with Krishna; give me, he practically asks, that which I have lost, a true law, a clear rule of action, a path by which I can again confidently walk. He does not ask for the secret of life or of the world, the meaning and purpose of it all, but for a dharma.

1.03 - THE STUDY (The Exorcism), #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Quakes the old Hell-lynx there.
  Take heedlook about!
  The cohorts of Hell!
  With hair all bristling, it begins to swell.
  In Hell itself, then, laws are reckoned?
  That's well! So might a compact be

1.03 - To Layman Ishii, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Zen
  Way is immeasurably vast. Some priests do nothing but seek fame and success until their dying day, never showing the slightest interest in the path of Zen or the Buddha's Dharma. Others become enthralled in literary pursuits or become addicted to sake or women, oblivious of the Hell fires
   flaming up under their very noses. Some, relying on insignificant bits of knowledge they pick up, shamelessly try to deny the law of cause and effect, though woefully lacking any grasp of its working.

1.040 - Forgiver, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  49. And those in the Fire will say to the keepers of Hell, “Call to your Lord to lessen our suffering for one day.”
  50. They will say, “Did not your messengers come to you with clear signs?” They will say, “Yes.” They will say, “Then pray, but the prayers of the disbelievers will always be in vain.”
  60. Your Lord has said, “Pray to Me, and I will respond to you. But those who are too proud to worship Me will enter Hell forcibly.”
  61. It is God Who made the night for you, that you may rest therein; and the day allowing sight. God is gracious towards the people, but most people do not give thanks.
  76. Enter the gates of Hell, to remain therein forever. What a terrible dwelling for the arrogant.
  77. So be patient. The promise of God is true. Whether We show you some of what We have promised them, or take you to Us, to Us they will be returned.

1.043 - Decorations, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  74. As for the sinners, they will be in the torment of Hell forever.
  75. It will never be eased for them. In it, they will be devastated.

1.044 - Smoke, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  47. Seize him and drag him into the midst of Hell!
  48. Then pour over his head the suffering of the Inferno!
  56. Therein they will not taste death, beyond the first death; and He will protect them from the torment of Hell.
  57. A favor from your Lord. That is the supreme salvation.

1.045 - Kneeling, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  10. Beyond them lies Hell. What they have earned will not benefit them at all, nor will those they adopted as lords instead of God. They will have a terrible punishment.
  11. This is guidance. Those who blaspheme their Lord’s revelations will have a punishment of agonizing pain.

1.048 - Victory, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  6. And He will punish the hypocrites, male and female, and the idolaters, male and female, those who harbor evil thoughts about God. They are surrounded by evil; and God is angry with them, and has cursed them, and has prepared for them Hell—a miserable destination.
  7. To God belong the troops of the heavens and the earth. God is Mighty and Wise.

1.04 - ADVICE TO HOUSEHOLDERS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "One day Jatindra came to the garden of Jadu Mallick. I was there too. I asked him: 'What is the duty of man? Isn't it our duty to think of God?' Jatindra replied: 'We are worldly people. How is it possible for us to achieve liberation? Even King Yudhisthira had to have a vision of Hell.' This made me very angry. I said to him: 'What sort of man are you? Of all the incidents of Yudhisthira's life, you remember only his seeing Hell. You don't remember his truthfulness, his forbearance, his patience, his discrimination, his dispassion, his devotion to God.' I was about to say many more things, when Hriday stopped my mouth. After a little while Jatindra left the place, saying he had some other business to attend to.
  "Many days later I went with Captain to see Rj Sourindra Tagore. As soon as I met him, I said, 'I can't address you as "Rj", or by any such title, for I should be telling a lie.' He talked to me a few minutes, but even so our conversation was interrupted by the frequent visits of Europeans and others. A man of rajasic temperament, Sourindra was naturally busy with many things. Jatindra his eldest brother, had been told of my coming, but he sent word that he had a pain in his throat and couldn't go out.

1.04 - BOOK THE FOURTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Which leads to the metropolis of Hell.
  A thousand avenues those tow'rs command,
  At Hell arriv'd, the noise Hell's porter heard,
  Th' enormous dog his triple head up-rear'd:
  To Thebes her flight she sped, and Hell forsook;
  At her approach the Theban turrets shook:

1.04 - Descent into Future Hell, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Zen
  object:1.04 - Descent into Future Hell
  Descent into Future Hell
  Cap. v.
  Descent into Future Hell
   through muddy water. The cave is full of the frightful noise of shrieking voices. 83 I take the stone, it covers a dark opening in the rock. I hold the stone in my hand, peering around inquiringly. I do not want to listen to the voices, they keep me away. 84 But I want to know. Here something wants to be uttered. I place my ear to the opening. I hear the flow of underground waters. I see the bloody head of the dark stream. Someone wounded, someone slain floats there. I take in this image for a long time, shuddering. I see a large black scarab floating past on the dark steam.
  Descent into Future Hell
   of the depths. But also speak of sick delusion when the spirit of this time does not leave a man and forces him to see only the surface, to deny the spirit of the depths and to take himself for the spirit of the times. The spirit of this time is ungodly, the spirit of the depths is ungodly, balance is godly.
  Descent into Future Hell
   not have seen it in myself.
  Descent into Future Hell
   its share of life. Our ability will desert us, and we will believe, in the sense of the spirit of this time, that it is a loss. Yet it is no loss but a gain, not for outer trappings, however, but for inner capability.
  Descent into Future Hell

1.04 - GOD IN THE WORLD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The Sravaka (literally hearer, the name given by Mahayana Buddhists to contemplatives of the Hinayana school) fails to perceive that Mind, as it is in itself, has no stages, no causation. Disciplining himself in the cause, he has attained the result and abides in the samadhi (contemplation) of Emptiness for ever so many aeons. However enlightened in this way, the Sravaka is not at all on the right track. From the point of view of the Bodhisattva, this is like suffering the torture of Hell. The Sravaka has buried himself in Emptiness and does not know how to get out of his quiet contemplation, for he has no insight into the Buddha-nature itself.
  Mo Tsu
  Yet further, you never enjoyed the world aright, till you so love the beauty of enjoying it, that you are covetous and earnest to persuade others to enjoy it. And so perfectly hate the abominable corruption of men in despising it that you had rather suffer the flames of Hell than willingly be guilty of their error.
  The world is a mirror of Infinite Beauty, yet no man sees it. It is a Temple of Majesty, yet no man regards it. It is a region of Light and Peace, did not men disquiet it. It is the Paradise of God. It is more to man since he is fallen than it was before. It is the place of Angels and the Gate of Heaven. When Jacob waked out of his dream, he said, God is here, and I wist it not. How dreadful is this place! This is none other than the House of God and the Gate of Heaven.
  To have too much power over ones fellows, to be too rich, too violent, too ambitiousall this invites punishment, and in the long run, we notice, punishment of one sort or another duly comes. But the Greeks did not stop there. Because they regarded Nature as in some way divine, they felt that it had to be respected and they were convinced that a hubristic lack of respect for Nature would be punished by avenging nemesis. In The Persians, Aeschylus gives the reasons the ultimate, metaphysical reasons for the barbarians defeat. Xerxes was punished for two offencesoverweening imperialism directed against the Athenians, and overweening imperialism directed against Nature. He tried to enslave his fellow men, and he tried to enslave the sea, by building a bridge across the Hellespont.
  From shore to shore he bridged the Hellespont.
  Ghost of Darius

1.04 - Nothing Exists Per Se Except Atoms And The Void, #Of The Nature Of Things, #Lucretius, #Poetry
  At midnight of a brood of the Hellenes.
  And thus thou canst remark that every act

1.04 - On Knowledge of the Future World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  Hence it happens, that when a person becomes breathless and is entranced, as sometimes happens in the first exercises among the Soofees, he has a delightful vision of the state after death, notwithstanding the animal spirit continues in the enjoyment of health. Yet if, while in that state, fear and terror should happen to predominate and deprive him of feeling and motion, and if he become so far like the dead that he perceives no external object, the same [82] things may be revealed to him which are revealed to others after death. It is sometimes permitted, after he returns from that state to the sensible world, that all he has seen should remain in his memory, or that if he does not remember it, traces of it should remain in his mind. If he saw Hell, he will retain traces of despondency, sadness, heaviness of spirit, suspicion and melancholy. If in the treasury of his imagination he has preserved these traces, it is lawful for him to communicate them to others....
  The torments of the grave, O seeker after the divine mysteries, are of two kinds: one kind is spiritual and the other is material torment, and they have been repeatedly explained.
  Every one bears away from this world within himself the essence of his torment, but men are not aware of it. God says in his eternal word, "Ah ! if you knew by infallible knowledge, you would see Hell, you would see it with the eyes of certainty,"1and again He says in another place in the glorious Koran, "Truly Hell encompasseth the infidels."2He does not say, it shall encompass, but rather that it already surrounds them....
  If you say, O student of the mysteries, that "the torments of the grave are occasioned by the relations arising from this present world, from which no one can be exempt, [85] since every one has either children, a house, horses or servants, and that it results, without doubt, in causing a feeling of dependence upon them: and hence, no person will be able to escape the torments of the grave," we observe, in reply, that what yon say is correct, but then there are persons who have relations of dependence upon the world, and who always desire death from the Lord God. The prophets themselves did not puss away from the world until they longed for death. You should know also, that the rich who are attached to this world are of two classes. One class includes those, who although they have a love for the world, yet they love the blessed God more. Au illustration of the character of men of this class, may be found in the man who owns a house in each of two cities; while living in one of them he has no longing to remove to the other. But it happens that an office is conferred upon him in that other city, and immediately he is overjoyed, and is eager to go there, and makes every preparation to remove thither and to forsake his first house. His longing for an office, leads him to move, and takes away all desire of remaining where he was previously. Now although men of this class have an inclination to the world, yet as on the other side the love of God preponderates, they prefer to go to the future world, and would not indeed, if it were possible to do otherwise, remain here a day. When persons of this class die, whose affections preponderate towards the other world, they do not experience the torments of the grave.
  The miterizl torments of the grave, O seeker after the divine mysteries, are those which are addressed to the body and through the body to the spirit. Spiritual torments are those which reach the spirit only. The language of God, "It is the fire of God, the lighted fire which shall reach the hearts of the reprobates," refers to spiritual torments which affect the heart. The spiritual Hell then is of three kinds. The first is the fire of separation from the [88] lusts of the world; the second is the fire of shame, ignominy and reproach; and the third is the fire of exclusion from the beauty of the one Lord. These fires only burn the soul and do not touch the body.
  There is in the world a cause or source of each kind of torment. Then let us examine the cause of the fire of separation from the lusts of the world. In explaining previously the torments of the grave, we said that they arose from love of the world. Love and desire constitute the Paradise of the heart. So long as the heart is with its beloved object, it is in paradise, and as soon as the heart is separated from its beloved object, it is in Hell. The men of this world, by their supreme love of the world, have made it to be their beloved object, and as long as they are in the world it is a real paradise to them; but as soon as death comes and separates them from their beloved, their state is a real Hell to them. Believers, by loving God and the future world, have made them their best beloved, and as long as they are separated from them they are in Hell. But as soon as this separation is annihilated, and they leave this world and go to the other, having attained their chief purpose and desire, they are in paradise in reality.
  Suppose a person, a prince, had been passing his life in banqueting and pleasure, and every one around him had been submissive and obedient to his orders. But an enemy comes and deprives him of his principality, enslaves his wife and servants, and they plunder him of his money and property before his eyes. His pearls and jewels are wasted upon trifles, and his beautiful studs of horses and his retinue are dispersed. He becomes a subject in his own city, is compelled to wear coarse clothing in the presence of his former servants, and is appointed to guard and feed the dogs. Can you in any wise appreciate the misfortune into which the prince has fallen, and how deeply he must be a prey to anguish ? Probably he exclaims many times in a [89] day, "Would rather that I had fallen into the abyss of the earth and perished!" The severity of his torture is in proportion to the amount of sensual enjoyments in which he had participated while he was a prince. And it is plain that this torture is not inflicted on the body, but upon only the spirit, and that it is more excruciating than any pains of the body would be.
  The second kind of torment in Hell, beloved, is the fire of ignominy and shame. In illustration this, suppose that a prince receives in to his friendship a poor'and humble man, treating him with great honor and making'him the favorite among all his confidential servants. He gives into his hands the keys of all his treasuries/commits his honor and wife and family to his care, and in short confides all his affairs into his hands, in full reliance upon him. Then, suppose that the poor man, after being elevated to this high rank, should be puffed up with pride, and should be disposed to betray the honor of the prince,- that he should begin to indulge in unworthy conduct with his wife [90] and servants, and should open his coffers and spend his property for his own pleasures. Suppose farther that he should even be consulting with the prince's enemy who has designs upon the principality, and should enter in to a compact with him. Just at this point the prince from a concealed retreat espies his conduct in his family, and learns how he has wasted his money and his possessions, and in short becomes acquainted with everything he has done. The man also learns that for some time the prince has been aware of his course of conduct, but that the reason of his delaying and postponing punishment was that he might see what other crimes he would commit, that he might punish him accordingly. In these circumstances the reflecting can easily appreciate what would be the confusion and mortification of this individual. He would think it a thousand times better to fall from a precipice and be dashed to pieces, or that the earth should open and he sink into the abyss, than that he should continue to live. So also is it with you. How many actions you perform, of which you say, "it is in private and no one sees it," or of which Satan cloaks over the guilt from your mind, by persuading you that it is all right and fair. But at last, when death comes and makes your sin manifest, then the fire of ignominy and shame makes you captive to fierce torments and long continued misery....
  Suppose you should throw a stone over against a wall, and some one Should come and inform you that the stone had hit your own house; and had put out the eye of your son. When you rush to your house and find that it is even so, can you conceive of the fire of repentance and anguish you will have to meet? ...
  This illustration of the enjoyments of Paradise has been made in very brief and comprehensive language, to serve as an example, but it is impossible by any similitude to give an idea of what it is to be separated from the contemplation of the beauty of the Lord. For whoever has but once experienced the delight of being near to God, and has enjoyed the vision of the beauty of the Lord, would perish if he should be for one moment separated from it. Even the last and least person who quits Hell will receive a mansion from the Lord God which is equal to ten of these worlds. But we do not mean to say ten worlds in surface or in amount by number and weight, but ten worlds in value and in the beauty they display arid the pleasure they afford.
  Having now become acquainted with the three kinds of spiritual torment, know, O student of the divine mysteries, that these spiritual fires of which we have been speaking, are more severe than the fires which burn the body. The body does not itself perceive pain, and until pain reaches from the body to the spirit, it does not make a trace or impression. If, then, the anguish that is occasioned to the spirit through the channel of the body is so agonizing, imagine how intense must burn the fire of that anguish which has its origin in the centre of the soul. The pain which any thing suffers is occasioned by the excess of something contrary to the nature and necessities of its constitution.
  The necessities of the constitution of the spirit are to know God and to contemplate his beauty and excellence. But if stupidity and blindness, which are opposed to this tendency of the spirit, become predominant, the soul will be vexed and tormented, and there will be no end to the torment. If it were not that the body is subject to maladies in the world, the fact of this blindness and stupidity would have been visible and apparent to the soul in this world also, and it would also have been the source of immense anguish, and torment would at no moment have ceased to afflict men. Just as when a person has a severe sore upon the hand or foot, if besides it should be cut with a knife or fire should be put upon it, he would not feel the pain of the knife or the fire, on account of the pain of the sore, so likewise the maladies of the body, such as hunger and thirst, or such maladies as love of possessions and family, combined with the absorbed attention of the senses to these things, prevent the soul from being conscious of its disquiet and distress. But when in death, the torment to which the body was subject is taken away, it will be seen how excruciating is the torment of the soul. And thus also God announces in his holy word : "Ah ! if you knew it with infallible assurance. But you will see Hell: you will see it with the eyes of certainty."1
  You should know, O inquirer, that the many arguments we have adduced to prove that spiritual torment is more severe than material torment, and the many illustrations of it that we have developed, are understood by intelligent and discerning minds, but the mass of the people understand nothing about them. Suppose, for example, that the sou of a prince has begun to go to school, and he is admonished that if he do not study, his father will not give him the principality. The boy does not understand the [97] import of the warning, and continues busy in playing with tops and nuts. But, if he is told instead, if you do not learn to read and write, your master will whip you or pull your ears, from that moment, understanding the force of the admonition, he leaves his sport and play, and is diligent in his studies. Since, therefore, the commonalty cannot understand the torment of being forbidden and shut out from the vision of the beauty of God, the doctors of the law and the preachers, frighten them with serpents and scorpions, and with the fire of Hell; for they are not capable of understanding anything else. In the other case, how should the "look out! take care !" from the mouth of the master, with the pain of one or two boxes on the ear, have any relation or resemblance in the mind of the boy with the loss of the principality? ...
  The heavenly pilgrim must forsake his own city, and not fix himself for permanence in the place where he happens to be. And by the word city, worldly cares and employments are designated. He must quit them, and find his home in the path of obedience, and forsake the land of tribulation: for the prophet has said, "Love of country is an article of religion."
  The view that can be taken by the heart of man, embraces all things that lie in the world of perception and understanding. Its sphere of action and exercise is the whole world. The ascent of man from the rank of beasts to that of angels, is an ascent where he is always exposed to danger and to destruction. He may, with the guidance of the divine guide, mount up to the highest heaven, or may descend through the deceits of Satan to the lowest Hell. And the prophet has warned us of this danger in these words: "We have proposed to the heavens, to the earth and to the mountains to accept the deposit of the faith: they trembled to receive it. Man accepted the charge, but he became stupid and a wanderer in darkness."1
  Know, farther, that inanimate objects are the lowest in rank in the quantity and degree of happiness they obtain, and it is a happiness which knows no change. The place of beasts is in the lowest abyss and there is no path by which they can ascend out of it. The mansion of the angels is in the highest heavens where they ever continue in the same condition, there is neither abasement or ascent from their place. And God also says in his eternal word, "And what have we except for each one a certain and appointed habitation."2 The position of man is between the rank of angels, and that of animals, because he partakes of the qualities of both. No other rank except man accepted the deposit of the true faith, and indeed no [99] other had the qualities and capacities necessary for the acceptance of it. In accepting the deposit man became bound at the same time to accept the dangers and penalties connected with it.
  There is a class of foolish people, O inquirer after the divine mysteries, who have neither capacity for knowledge, or sound judgment to be able to understand anything of themselves, and who have remained doubting and speculating about the nature of the future state, till they have become bewildered. Finally, as the lusts of the world harmonized with their natures, they have yielded to the whisperings of Satan, and deny that there is any future state. They pretend that the only need there is of speaking of heaven and Hell, is for the sake of correcting and guiding the conduct of the people, and they regard as folly the course of those who follow the law and are constant in their devotions.

1.04 - Te Shan Carrying His Bundle, #The Blue Cliff Records, #Yuanwu Keqin, #Zen
  heavens and Hells, and all the plants, animals, and people, all
  were to shout at once, he still wouldn't be bothered; even if

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  shamanic initiate descends into the matriarchal Hell that preceded and co-exists with creation, passing
  through clashing rocks, or gates in the shape of jaws; he is reduced to a skeleton, while his disembodied
  Figure 54: The World-Tree as Bridge between Heaven and Hell
  realms. The lower kingdom is the domain of the unknown, subterranean, oceanic, Hellish land of reptilian
  power, blind force, and eternal darkness. The ancient Scandinavians believed, for example in keeping
  between the titanic and the heavenly trapped in the realm where spirit and matter or heaven and Hell
  or order and chaos eternally interact and transform. The upper kingdom, finally, is heaven, the
  Figure 54: The World-Tree as Bridge between Heaven and Hell 450 offers a visual interpretation
  of the cosmic tree, connecting heaven, earth and Hell. The cosmic tree Yggdrasill, in this representation
   is grounded in the domain of the dragon of chaos (the serpent who gnaws at its roots), passes through

1.04 - The Core of the Teaching, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Undoubtedly, the Gita does, like the Upanishads, teach the equality which rises above sin and virtue, beyond good and evil, but only as a part of the Brahmic consciousness and for the man who is on the path and advanced enough to fulfil the supreme rule. It does not preach indifference to good and evil for the ordinary life of man, where such a doctrine would have the most pernicious consequences. On the contrary it affirms that the doers of evil shall not attain to God. Therefore if Arjuna simply seeks to fulfil in the best way the ordinary law of man's life, disinterested performance of what he feels to be a sin, a thing of Hell, will not help him, even though that sin be his duty as a soldier. He must refrain from what his conscience abhors though a thousand duties were shattered to pieces.
  We must remember that duty is an idea which in practice rests upon social conceptions. We may extend the term beyond its proper connotation and talk of our duty to ourselves or we may, if we like, say in a transcendent sense that it was Buddha's duty to abandon all, or even that it is the ascetic's duty to sit motionless in a cave! But this is obviously to play with words.

1.04 - The Paths, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Olympus. Its Egyptian God bears out the idea of Justice for she is Maat, the Goddess of Truth, who in the Book of the Dead appears in the judgment scene of the weighing of the heart of the deceased. Nemesis, too, is a correspon- dence, as she measured out to mortals happiness and misery ; and here, too, is the Hindu concept of Yama, the personification of death and Hell where men had to expiate their evil deeds.
  The plant of Lamed is Aloe ; its animals the Spider and

1.04 - Wake-Up Sermon, #The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, #Bodhidharma, #Buddhism
  When delusions are present, the mind is Hell. Mortals create delu
  sions. And by using the mind to give birth to mind they always find
  themselves in Hell. Bodhisattvas see through delusions. And by not
  using the mind to give birth to mind they always find themselves in
  You go from one Hell to the next. When a thought arises, there's
  good karma and bad karma, heaven and Hell. When no thought
  arises, there's no good karma or bad karma, no heaven or Hell.
  The body neither exists nor doesn't exist. Hence existence as

1.04 - What Arjuna Saw - the Dark Side of the Force, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  Assaults of Hell endured and Titan strokes
  And bore the fierce inner wounds that are slow to heal. 20
  None can reach heaven who has not passed through Hell. 23
  6. Kurukshetra in the twentieth century

1.050 - Qaf, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  24. “Throw into Hell every stubborn disbeliever.
  25. Preventer of good, aggressor, doubter.
  30. On the Day when We will say to Hell, “Are you full?” And it will say, “Are there any more?”
  31. And Paradise will be brought closer to the pious, not far away.

1.05 - 2010 and 1956 - Doomsday?, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  turned it into a blazing Hell, as well as at the time of the
  great biological extinctions.

1.052 - The Mount, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  13. The Day when they are shoved into the Fire of Hell forcefully.
  14. “This is the Fire which you used to deny.
  18. Enjoying what their Lord has given them, and their Lord has spared them the suffering of Hell.
  19. Eat and drink happily, for what you used to do.

1.054 - The Moon, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  24. They said, “Are we to follow one of us, a human being? We would then go astray, and end up in Hell.
  25. Was the message given to him, out of all of us? In fact, he is a wicked liar.”

1.055 - The Compassionate, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  43. This is Hell that the guilty denied.
  44. They circulate between it and between a seething bath.

1.056 - The Inevitable, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  94. And burning in Hell.
  95. This is the certain truth.

1.058 - The Argument, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  8. Have you noted those who were prohibited from conspiring secretly, but then reverted to what they were prohibited from? They conspire to commit sin, and aggression, and defiance of the Messenger. And when they come to you, they greet you with a greeting that God never greeted you with. And they say within themselves, “Why does God not punish us for what we say?” Hell is enough for them. They will roast in it. What a miserable destiny!
  9. O you who believe! When you converse secretly, do not converse in sin, and aggression, and disobedience of the Messenger; but converse in virtue and piety; And fear God, to Whom you will be gathered.

1.05 - AUERBACHS CELLAR, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Help! Fire! Help! Hell-fire is sent!
  MEPHISTOPHELES (charming away the flame)

1.05 - BOOK THE FIFTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  His terrors reach the direful king of Hell;
  He fears his throws will to the day reveal
  No longer let Hell's king thy sway resist;
  Take him, while stragling from his dark abodes
  Shall Hell be free? The tyrant strike, my son,
  Enlarge thy mother's empire, and thy own.
  Let not our Heav'n be made the mock of Hell,
  But Pluto to confess thy pow'r compel.
  And to Hell's center a free passage leaves;
  Down sinks his chariot, and his realms of night
  As when she saw her daughter sink to Hell;
  But what she knows she wants a tongue to tell.
  Heav'n fell to me, as Hell to him, by lot:
  If you are still resolv'd her loss to mourn,
  Six moons in Hell, and six with Ceres stays.
  Her peevish temper's chang'd; that sullen mind,
  Which made ev'n Hell uneasy, now is kind,
  Her voice refines, her mein more sweet appears,

1.05 - Christ, A Symbol of the Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  soul to Hell, its work of redemption embracing even the dead.
  The psychological equivalent of this is the integration of the
  what are we to make of Hell, damnation, and the devil, if these things are eternal?
  Theoretically they consist of nothing, and how does that square with the dogma

1.05 - On painstaking and true repentance which constitute the life of the holy convicts; and about the prison., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  O Judge, open! We have shut ourselves out by our sins. Open to us. Others would say: Only show the light of Thy face, and we shall be saved.1 Another again: Give light to the humble sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death;2 and another: Let Thy mercies speedily forestall us, O Lord;3 we have perished, we have despaired; for we have utterly fallen away. Some would say: Will the Lord ever again show the light of His face to us?4 Others: Will our soul pass through the insupportable debt?5 Another said: Will the Lord at last be moved to mercy for us?6 Shall we ever hear Him say to us who are in unending bonds, Come forth,7 and to us who are in the Hell of repentance, Be forgiven? I our cry reached the ears of the Lord?
  They all used to sit with the sight of death unceasingly before their eyes and say: How will it be with us? What will be our sentence? What kind of end shall we have? Will there be a reprieve for us? Will there be forgiveness for those in darkness, the humble, the convicted? Is our prayer powerful enough to enter before the Lord? Or has it not been deservedly rejected, deemed worthless and shameful? And if it did reach the Lord, how much of the Divine favour would it gain there? What success would it have? What profit would it bring? What power would it have? Coming from foul lips and bodies, it would not have great power. And so, would it reconcile us with the Judge completely or only in partonly to the extent of half our sores? Because they really are tremendous, calling for much sweat and labour. Have our guardian angels drawn nearer to us, or are they still far from us? And until they come nearer to us, all our labours are futile and useless. For our prayer has not the power of access nor the wings of purity to reach the Lord unless our angels approach us and take it and bring it to the Lord.
  Most terrible and pitiful was the sight of their last hour. When his fellow-defaulters learnt that one of their number was ready to precede them by finishing his course, they gathered round him while his mind was still active and with thirst, with tears, with love, with a tender look and sad voice, shaking their heads, they would ask the dying man, and would say to him, burning with compassion: How are you, brother and fellow criminal? What will you say? What do you hope? What do you expect? Have you accomplished what you sought with such labour or not? Has the door been opened to you, or are you still under judgment? Have you attained your object, or not yet? Have you received any sort of assurance, or is your hope still uncertain? Have you obtained freedom, or is your thought clouded with doubt? Have you felt any enlightenment in your heart or is it still dark and ashamed? Has any inner voice said: Behold thou art made whole,1 or: Thy sins are forgiven thee, 2or: Thy faith has saved thee?3 Or, have you heard a voice like this: Let the sinners be turned into Hell,4 and: Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness,5 and again: Let the wicked man be removed that he may not see the glory of the Lord?6 What, quite simply, can you say, brother? Tell us, we beg you, that we too may know in what state we shall be. For your time is already closed, and you will never find another opportunity. To this some of the dying would reply: Blessed is God who has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me. 7Others again: Blessed is the Lord, who has not given us for a prey to their teeth.8 Others said dolefully: Will our soul pass through the impassable water9 of the spirits of the air?not having complete confidence, but looking to see what would happen in that rendering of accounts. Others still more dolefully would answer and say: Woe to the soul that has not kept its vow intact! In this hour, and in this only, it will know what is prepared for it.
  But when I had seen and heard all this among them, I nearly despaired of myself, seeing my own indifference and comparing it with their suffering. For what a place and habitation theirs was! All dark, reeking, filthy and squalid. It was rightly called the prison and house of convicts. The very sight of the place was sufficient to teach all penitence and mourning. But what is hard and intolerable for others becomes easy and acceptable for those who have fallen away from virtue and spiritual riches. For the soul that has lost its former confidence; that has lost hope of dispassion; that has broken the seal of chastity; that has allowed its treasury of gifts to be robbed; that has become a stranger to divine consolation; that has rejected the commandment of the Lord; that has extinguished the beautiful fire of spiritual10 tears, and is wounded and pierced with sorrow by the remembrance of this will not only undertake the above-mentioned labours with all readiness, but will even devoutly resolve to kill itself

1.05 - On the Love of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  good men of the past, such as the Imam Malik and the Imam Shafi,[1] though we never expect to receive any personal benefits from them, and, is therefore a more disinterested kind of love. God said to the Prophet David, "That servant is dearest to Me who does not seek Me from fear of punishment or hope of reward, but to pay the debt due to My Deity." And in the Psalms it is written, "Who is a greater transgressor than he who worships Me from fear of Hell or hope of heaven? If I had created neither, should I not then have deserved to be worshipped?"
  The fourth cause of this love is the affinity between man and God, which is referred to in the saying of the Prophet, "Verily God created man in His own likeness." Furthermore, God has said, "My servant seeks proximity to Me, that I may make him My friend, and when I have made him My friend I become his ear, his eye, his tongue." Again, God said to Moses, "I was sick, and thou didst not visit Me?" Moses replied, "O God! Thou art Lord of heaven and earth: how couldest Thou be sick?"

1.05 - Problems of Modern Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  deadly and insupportable boredom, a Hell of sterility and hopelessness.
  Consequently there are just as many people who become neurotic because

1.05 - Splitting of the Spirit, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Zen
  But on the fourth night I cried, "To journey to Hell means become
   Hell oneself. 103 It is all frightfully muddled and interwoven. On this desert path there is not just glowing sand, but also horrible tangled invisible beings who live in the desert. I didn't know this.
  The way is only apparently clear, the desert is only apparently empty. It seems inhabited by magical beings who murderously attach themselves to me and daimonically change my form. I have evidently taken on a completely monstrous form in which I can no longer recognize myself It seems to me that I have become a monstrous animal form for which I have exchanged my humanity. This way is surrounded by Hellish magic, invisible nooses have been thrown over me and ensnare me."
  But the spirit of the depths approached me and said, "Climb down into your depths, sink!
  I was afflicted with pain and rage, and I answered back, How painful, my soul, to hear you use hollow words; I feel sick. Comedy and drivel but I yearn. I can also crawl through mud and the most despised banality. I can also eat dust; that is part of Hell. I do not yield, I am defiant. You can go on devising torments, spider-legged
  Splitting of the Spirit

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  description of Hell, to speak of, limited and oblique reference to the rebellion of the angels and the war in
  heaven, preceding the establishment of Hell; nothing of any consequence regarding the terrible afterlife that
  theoretically awaits all sinners).
  It is my understanding that traditional and literary representations of Satan, the ruling angel of Hell,
  constitute true mythology. These ideas surround the established central writings and ideas of Christianity,
  rebellion in heaven. He was defeated, and cast, unrepentant, into Hell, where he rules eternally over the
  spirits of the sinful dead. I had no real idea what this story meant, although it was obvious to me that these
  life when it plays a secondary role. The option of ruling in Hell, rather than serving in heaven, nonetheless
  appears as an attractive alternative to the rational mind, under a wide variety of circumstances.
  Let Hell make crooked my mind to answer it.
  I have no brother, I am like no brother:
  contrast, identification with the adversary, whose eternal dwelling place is Hell. This Hell is something
  whose nature can be rendered explicitly comprehensible, despite its mythological character is something
  psychic authority. Better to rule in Hell than to serve in heaven. Hell, then, is a condition in which the
  rational mind, with its acute consciousness of the many perils of life, holds sway over the individual and
  interests is to deny God, to fall from heaven and land squarely in Hell, where ones passions burn
  eternally in frustration. What was it God said when he cast Adam out of Eden? Something about
  the nature of an eternally torturous Hell, with walls seven miles thick, lit by a fire which consumes and
  renews flesh, simultaneously, so it can once again be burned away.489 This camp literature has a strange
  And in the camp compound it was dark. Only a Hellish glow came from beneath the burners for
  individual cooking. And in the mess hall two kerosene lamps burned next to the serving window. And
  modern individual. Hell is a bottomless pit, and why? Because nothing is ever so bad that we cannot make
  it worse:
  Of mankind in one root, and Earth with Hell
  To mingle and involve, done all to spite
  Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell
  Receive thy new possessor one who brings
  necessarily, life rendered unbearable, Hellish:
  ... for now the thought
  Such adoption inevitably transforms human experience into Hell on earth into endless unbearable
  intrapsychic and interpersonal misery:
  Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell;
  And in the lowest deep a lower deep
  To which the Hell I suffer seems a Heaven.523
  The devil, traditional representation of evil, refuses recognition of imperfection, refuses to admit I was
  While they adore me on the throne of Hell,
  With diadem and sceptre high advanced,
  existence in the Hellish abyss. Rejection of fact means alienation from God, from meaning, from truth and
  life without meaning is suffering without recourse, worthy of nothing but destruction, in accordance with
  Jesus home, and a Hell, a conception found in the Old Testament only in the form of death or the
  grave. Hell is that, but it is also the world of anguish and torment that man goes on making for himself
  all through history.525
  Refusal of metanoia means inevitable intermixture of Earth with Hell; conscientious acceptance, by
  contrast, produces a characteristic transformation of personality, of action, imagination and thought. Frankl
  The western alchemists followed the scenario, known already in the Hellenistic period, of the four
  phases of the process of transmutation: that is, of the procurement of the Philosophers Stone. The first
  for Hell. The throne of God seems to be no unworthy reward for such trials. For self-knowledge in the
  total meaning of the word is not a one-sided intellectual pastime but a journey through the four
  loses his hair, and is reborn as bald as a babe.... The philosopher makes the journey to Hell as a
  district, in Montreal. My landlord was a powerful, aging ex-biker former president of the local Hells
  Angels chapter, by his own account who had spent some time in prison, as a younger man. He had
  into Hell? This is a hypothesis, at least as good as any other, admirable and capable of generating hope
  why cant we make the experiment, and find out if it is true?
  earth with Hell merely to attain vengeance upon God and his creation.
  The human purpose, if such a thing can be considered, is to pursue meaning to extend the domain of
  Blake, W. (1946). The marriage of heaven and Hell. In A. Kazin (Ed.), The portable Blake (pp. 249-266).
  New York: Viking.
  Dante, A. (1982). The inferno: Dantes immortal drama of a journey through Hell (J. Ciardi, Trans.). New
  York: Mentor Books.
  Huxley, A. (1956). The doors of perception, and heaven and Hell. New York: Harper and Row.
  Hyde, J.S. (1984). How large are gender differences in aggression? A developmental meta-analysis.
  leg- in leg-ein to say. ] A term used by Greek (esp. Hellenistic and Neo-Platonist) philosophers in certain metaphysical
  Inferno (Dante, A. (1982)). In the ninth Canto, a messenger from God appears in Hell to open the Gate of Dis, which is
  barring the divinely ordained way of Virgil and Dante. The approach of this messenger is preceded by a great storm,
  that sent a tremor through both shores of Hell;
  a sound as if two continents of air,

1.05 - THE MASTER AND KESHAB, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "If a man repeats the name of God, his body, mind, and everything become pure. Why should one talk only about sin and Hell, and such things? Say but once, 'O Lord, I have undoubtedly done wicked things, but I won't repeat them.' And have faith in His name."
  Sri Ramakrishna became intoxicated with divine love and sang: If only I can pass away repeating Durga's name, How canst Thou then, O Blessed One,

1.05 - The Second Circle The Wanton. Minos. The Infernal Hurricane. Francesca da Rimini., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Seeth what place in Hell is meet for it;
  Girds himself with his tail as many times

1.066 - Prohibition, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  9. O prophet! Strive hard against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Their abode is Hell. What a miserable destination!
  10. God illustrates an example of those who disbelieve: the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. They were under two of Our righteous servants, but they betrayed them. They availed them nothing against God, and it was said, “Enter the Fire with those who are entering.”

1.067 - Sovereignty, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  6. For those who reject their Lord, there is the torment of Hell. What an evil destination!
  7. When they are thrown into it, they will hear it roaring, as it seethes.

1.06 - Being Human and the Copernican Principle, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  called Hellenistic period in Greece and Alexandria had
  reached a high level of development with figures of genius
  was Hell; in the spatial sense the medieval world was liter
  ally diabolocentric. Though surprising, this is logical be
  cause Hell, the abyss or bottomless pit, was always felt to
  be located below the earthly life. And Lovejoy quotes John
  calculation of the exact location and dimensions of Hell, as
  described in Dantes Inferno. Galileo took his assigned task
  that Hell must have a shape like a cone, with the point at
  the centre of the earth and the circular boundary of the sur
  soon realized that he had got the mathematics of Hell badly
  wrong. (Len Fisher ) 25

1.06 - BOOK THE SIXTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  And suit the baseness of your Hellish crime.
  My self, abandon'd, and devoid of shame,
  To act some Hellish, and unheard-of part;
  Either the palace to surround with fire,
  His imprecations eccho down to Hell,
  And rouze the snaky Furies from their Stygian cell.

1.06 - Incarnate Teachers and Incarnation, #Bhakti-Yoga, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
   "Know the Guru to be Me", says Shri Krishna in the Bhagavata. The moment the world is absolutely bereft of these, it becomes a hideous Hell and hastens on to its destruction.
  Higher and nobler than all ordinary ones are another set of teachers, the Avatras of Ishvara, in the world. They can transmit spirituality with a touch, even with a mere wish. The lowest and the most degraded characters become in one second saints at their command. They are the Teachers of all teachers, the highest manifestations of God through man. We cannot see God except through them. We cannot help worshipping them; and indeed they are the only ones whom we are bound to worship.

1.06 - MORTIFICATION, NON-ATTACHMENT, RIGHT LIVELIHOOD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  God, if I worship Thee in fear of Hell, burn me in Hell. And if I worship Thee in hope of Paradise, exclude me from Paradise; but if I worship Thee for Thine own sake, withhold not Thine everlasting Beauty.
  He knoweth nothing as he ought to know, who thinks he knoweth anything without seeing its place and the manner how it relateth to God, angels and men, and to all the creatures in earth, heaven and Hell, time and eternity.
  Thomas Traherne

1.06 - On remembrance of death., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  2 Gk. Hellnes.
  3 Ecclesiasticus vii, 36.

1.06 - Origin of the four castes, #Vishnu Purana, #Vyasa, #Hinduism
  gu is the seventh, and kulattha, pulse, the eighth: the others are, Syāmāka, a sort of panic; Nīvāra, uñcultivated rice; Jarttila, wild sesamum; Gavedukā (coix); Markata, wild panic; and (a plant called) the seed or barley of the Bambu (Venu-yava). These, cultivated or wild, are the fourteen grains that were produced for purposes of offering in sacrifice; and sacrifice (the cause of rain) is their origin also: they again, with sacrifice, are the great cause of the perpetuation of the human race, as those understand who can discriminate cause and effect. Thence sacrifices were offered daily; the performance of which, oh best of Munis, is of essential service to mankind, and expiates the offences of those by whom they are observed. Those, however, in whose hearts the dross of sin derived from Time (Kāla) was still more developed, assented not to sacrifices, but reviled both them and all that resulted from them, the gods, and the followers of the Vedas. Those abusers of the Vedas, of evil disposition and conduct, and seceders from the path of enjoined duties, were plunged in wickedness[8]. The means of subsistence having been provided for the beings he had created, Brahmā prescribed laws suited to their station and faculties, the duties of the several castes and orders[9], and the regions of those of the different castes who were observant of their duties. The heaven of the Pitris is the region of devout Brahmans. The sphere of Indra, of Kṣetriyas who fly not from the field. The region of the winds is assigned to the Vaisyas who are diligent in their occupations and submissive. Śūdras are elevated to the sphere of the Gandharvas. Those Brahmans who lead religious lives go to the world of the eighty-eight thousand saints: and that of the seven Ṛṣis is the seat of pious anchorets and hermits. The world of ancestors is that of respectable householders: and the region of Brahmā is the asylum of religious mendicants[10]. The imperishable region of the Yogis is the highest seat of Viṣṇu, where they perpetually meditate upon the supreme being, with minds intent on him alone: the sphere where they reside, the gods themselves cannot behold. The sun, the moon, the planets, shall repeatedly be, and cease to be; but those who internally repeat the mystic adoration of the divinity, shall never know decay. For those who neglect their duties, who revile the Vedas, and obstruct religious rites, the places assigned after death are the terrific regions of darkness, of deep gloom, of fear, and of great terror; the fearful Hell of sharp swords, the Hell of scourges and of a waveless sea[11].
  Footnotes and references:
  [11]: The divisions of Naraka, or Hell, here named, are again more particularly enumerated, b. II. c. 6.

1.06 - The Third Circle The Gluttonous. Cerberus. The Eternal Rain. Ciacco. Florence., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  "O thou that art conducted through this Hell,"
  He said to me, "recall me, if thou canst;
  If Heaven doth sweeten them, or Hell envenom."
  And he: "They are among the blacker souls;

1.06 - Yun Men's Every Day is a Good Day, #The Blue Cliff Records, #Yuanwu Keqin, #Zen
  to blow out the fires under the cauldrons of Hell, or to shatter
  sword forests and knife mountains with a shout.

1.072 - The Jinn, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  15. But as for the compromisers—they will be firewood for Hell.’”
  16. Had they kept true to the Path, We would have given them plenty water to drink.
  23. Except for a proclamation from God and His messages. He who defies God and His Messenger—for him is the Fire of Hell, in which they will dwell forever.”
  24. Until, when they see what they were promised, they will know who is weaker in helpers, and fewer in numbers.

1.078 - The Event, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  21. Hell is lying in ambush.
  22. For the oppressors, a destination.

1.079 - The Snatchers, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  36. And Hell will be displayed to whoever sees.
  37. As for him who was defiant.
  39. Then Hell is the shelter.
  40. But as for him who feared the Standing of his Lord, and restrained the self from desires.

1.07 - A Song of Longing for Tara, the Infallible, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  doing. Im set on doing this and if somebody calls and says, Hello, can you
  help me? I snap at them and return to what Im doing. In that moment, the
  remain for an ocean of eons in the Avici Hells for the sake of one sentient
  being, inspire me to complete the far-reaching joyous effort to strive with
  Interestingly, bodhisattvas aspire, May I be reborn in the Hell realms to
  benet the sentient beings there. Are we able to pray for that? We may be
  prayer. But imagine saying that with conviction when were dying. Our selfcentered thought would have a t: If I pray to be born in the Hell realms to
  benet sentient beings, it might actually happen. Oh no, I dont want that!

1.07 - BOOK THE SEVENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  With which he scares the ghosts, and startles Hell;
  At last outragious (tho' compell'd to yield)

1.07 - Bridge across the Afterlife, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  fernal or Hellish, inhabited by Hellish beings. (The concept
  of Hell originated from the remembrance of this kind of post
  mortem experiences.) The Mother constructed the protec-
  such Hellish experiences and to have them transit directly
  to the plane of the psychic, which is a divine plane.152

1.07 - On mourning which causes joy., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Drive away the Hell-dog that comes at the time of your deepest mourning, and suggests that God is not merciful or compassionate. For if you watch it, you will find that before the sin he calls God loving, compassionate and forgiving.
  Practice3 produces habit, and perseverance grows into a feeling of the heart; and what is done with an ingrained feeling of the heart is not easily eradicated.

1.07 - Production of the mind-born sons of Brahma, #Vishnu Purana, #Vyasa, #Hinduism
  giras, Marīci, Dakṣa, Atri, and Vaśiṣṭha: these are the nine Brahmas (or Brahma ṛṣis) celebrated in the Purāṇas[2]. Sanandana and the other sons of Brahmā were previously created by him, but they were without desire or passion, inspired with holy wisdom, estranged from the universe, and undesirous of progeny. This when Brahmā perceived, he was filled with wrath capable of consuming the three worlds, the flame of which invested, like a garland, heaven, earth, and Hell. Then from his forehead, darkened with angry frowns, sprang Rudra[3], radiant as the noon-tide sun, fierce, and of vast bulk, and of a figure which was half male, half female. Separate yourself, Brahmā said to him; and having so spoken, disappeared. Obedient to which command, Rudra became twofold, disjoining his male and female natures. His male being he again divided into eleven persons, of whom some were agreeable, some hideous, some fierce, some mild; and he multiplied his female nature manifold, of complexions black or white[4].
  Then Brahmā[5] created himself the Manu Svāyambhuva, born of, and identical with, his original self, for the protection of created beings; and the female portion of himself he constituted Śatarūpā, whom austerity purified from the sin (of forbidden nuptials), and whom the divine Manu Svāyambhuva took to wife. From these two were born two sons, Priyavrata and Uttānapāda[6], and two daughters, named Prasūti and Ākūti, graced with loveliness and exalted merit[7]. Prasūti he gave to Dakṣa, after giving Ākūti to the patriarch Ruci[8], who espoused her. Ākūti bore to Ruci twins, Yajña and Dakṣinā[9], who afterwards became husband and wife, and had twelve sons, the deities called Yāmas[10], in the Manvantara of Svāyambhuva.

1.07 - The Farther Reaches of Human Nature, #Sex Ecology Spirituality, #Ken Wilber, #Philosophy
  First and foremost, if this higher unfolding is to be called "religious" or "spiritual," it is a very far cry from what is ordinarily meant by those terms. We have spent several chapters painstakingly reviewing the earlier developments of the archaic, magic, and mythic structures (which are usually associated with the world's great religions), precisely because those structures are what transpersonal and contemplative development is not. And here we can definitely agree with Campbell: if 99.9 percent of people want to call magic and mythic "real religion," then so be it for them (that is a legitimate use);10 but that is not what the world's greatest yogis, saints, and sages mean by mystical or "really religious" development, and in any event is not what I have in mind. Campbell, however, is quite right that a very, very few individuals, during the magic and mythic and rational eras, were indeed able to go beyond magic, beyond mythic, and beyond rational-into the transrational and transpersonal domains. And even if their teachings (such as those of Buddha, Christ, Patanjali, Padmasambhava, Rumi, and Chih-i) were snapped up by the masses and translated downward into magic and mythic and egoic terms-"the salvation of the individual soul"-that is not what their teachings clearly and even blatantly stated, nor did they intentionally lend any support to such endeavors. Their teachings were about the release from individuality, and not about its everlasting perpetuation, a grotesque notion that was equated flat-out with Hell or samsara. Their teachings, and their contemplative endeavors, were (and are) transrational through and through. That is, although all of the contemplative traditions aim at going within and beyond reason, they all start with reason, start with the notion that truth is to be established by evidence, that truth is the result of experimental methods, that truth is to be tested in the laboratory of personal experience, that these truths are open to all those who wish to try the experiment and thus disclose for themselves the truth or falsity of the spiritual claims-and that dogmas or given beliefs are precisely what hinder the emergence of deeper truths and wider visions.
  Thus, each of these spiritual or transpersonal endeavors (which we will carefully examine) claims that there exist higher domains of awareness, embrace, love, identity, reality, self, and truth. But these claims are not dogmatic; they are not believed in merely because an authority proclaimed them, or because sociocentric tradition hands them down, or because salvation depends upon being a "true believer." Rather, the claims about these higher domains are a conclusion based on hundreds of years of experimental introspection and communal verification. False claims are rejected on the basis of consensual evidence, and further evidence is used to adjust and fine-tune the experimental conclusions.

1.07 - The Fire of the New World, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  We suggest that there is a better materialism, less impoverishing, and that matter is less stupid than is usually said. Our materialism is a relic of the age of religions, one could almost say its inevitable companion, like good and evil, black and white, and all the dualities stemming from a linear vision of the world which sees one tuft of grass after another, a bump after a hole, and sets the mountains against the plains, without realizing that everything together is equally and totally true and makes a perfect geography in which there is not a single hole to fill, a single bump to take away, without impoverishing all the rest. There is nothing to suppress; there is everything to view in the global truth. There are no contradictions; there are only limited visions. We thus claim that matter our matter is capable of greater wonders than all the mechanical miracles we try to wrest from it. Matter is not coerced with impunity. It is more conscious than we believe, less closed than our mental fortress it goes along for a while, because it is slow, then takes its revenge, mercilessly. But one has to know the right lever. We have tried to find that lever by dissecting it scientifically or religiously; we have invented microscopes and scalpels, and still more microscopes that probed deeper, saw bigger, and discovered smaller and smaller and still smaller reality, which always seemed to be the coveted key but merely opened the door onto another, smaller existence, endlessly pushing back the limits enclosed in other limits that enclosed other limits and the key kept escaping us, even as it let loose a few monsters on us in the process. We peered at an ant that was growing bigger and bigger but kept perpetually having six legs despite the superacids and superparticles we discovered in its ant belly. Perhaps we will be able to manufacture another one, even a three-legged ant. Some breakthrough! We do not need another ant, even an improved one. We need something else. Religiously, too, we have tried to dissect matter, to reduce it to a fiction of God, a vale of transit, a kingdom of the devil and the flesh, the thousand and one particles of our theological telescopes. We peered higher and higher into heaven, more and more divinely, but the ant kept painfully having six legs or three between one birth and another, eternally the same. We do not need an ant's salvation; we need something other than an ant. Ultimately, we may not need to see bigger or higher or farther, but simply here, under our nose, in this small living aggregate which contains its own key, like the lotus seed in the mud, and to pursue a third path, which is neither that of science nor that of religion although it may one day combine both within its rounded truth, with all our whites and blacks, goods and evils, heavens and Hells, bumps and holes, in a new human or superhuman geography that all these goods and evils, holes and bumps were meticulously and accurately preparing.
  This new materialism has a most powerful microscope: a ray of truth that does not stop at any appearance but travels far, far, everywhere, capturing the same frequency of truth in all things, all beings, under all the masks or scrambling interferences. It has an infallible telescope: a look of truth that meets itself everywhere and knows, because it is what it touches. But that truth has first to be unscrambled in ourselves before it can be unscrambled everywhere; if the medium is clear, everything is clear. As we have said, man has a self of fire in the center of his being, a little flame, a pure cry of being under the ruins of the machine. This fire is the one that clarifies. This fire is the one that sees. For it is a fire of truth in the center of the being, and there is one and the same Fire everywhere, in all beings and all things and all movements of the world and the stars, in this pebble beside the path and that winged seed wafted by the wind. Five thousand years ago the Vedic Rishis were already singing its praises: O Fire, that splendour of thine, which is in heaven and which is in the earth and in growths and its waters... is a brilliant ocean of light in which is divine vision...9 He is the child of the waters, the child of the forests, the child of things stable and the child of things that move. Even in the stone he is there for man, he is there in the middle of his house...10 O Fire... thou art the navel-knot of the earths and their inhabitants.11 That fire the Rishis had discovered five thousand years before the scientists they had found it even in water. They called it the third fire, the one that is neither in the flame nor in lightning: saura agni, the solar fire,12 the sun in darkness.13 And they found it solely by the power of direct vision of Truth, without instruments, solely by the knowledge of their own inner Fire from the like to the like. While through their microscopes the scientists have only discovered the material support the atom of that fundamental Fire which is at the heart of things and the beginning of the worlds. They have found the effect, not the cause. And because they have found only the effect, the scientists do not have the true mastery, or the key to transforming matter our matter and making it yield the real miracle that is the goal of all evolution, the point of otherness that will open the door to a new world.

1.07 - TRUTH, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  To find or know God in reality by any outward proofs, or by anything but by God Himself made manifest and self-evident in you, will never be your case either here or hereafter. For neither God, nor heaven, nor Hell, nor the devil, nor the flesh, can be any otherwise knowable in you or by you but by their own existence and manifestation in you. And all pretended knowledge of any of these things, beyond and without this self-evident sensibility of their birth within you, is only such knowledge of them as the blind man hath of the light that hath never entered into him.
  William Law

1.082 - The Shattering, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  14. While the wicked will be in Hell.
  15. They will enter it on the Day of Justice.

1.083 - The Defrauders, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  16. Then they will roast in Hell.
  17. Then it will be said, “This is what you used to deny.”

1.085 - The Constellations, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  10. Those who tempt the believers, men and women, then do not repent; for them is the punishment of Hell; for them is the punishment of Burning.
  11. Those who believe and do righteous deeds will have Gardens beneath which rivers flow. That is the great triumph.

1.089 - The Dawn, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  23. And on that Day, Hell is brought forward. On that Day, man will remember, but how will remembrance avail him?
  24. He will say, “If only I had forwarded for my life.”

1.08 - Attendants, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Some critics might find this a very rosy picture of Champaklal, drawn, as one would expect, by a colleague who would keep the thorns out of their sight. Thorns he has, who has not? In 1935, when I knew very little of him, I wrote to Sri Aurobindo, "Champaklal came to the Dispensary and had an outburst with me. I am sure he will tell the Mother about it." He replied, "Champaklal does not usually tell Mother about these things outbursts of that kind are too common with him. And when heat meets heat It is almost midsummer now." Champaklal is himself aware of his defects and repents them very much. Sometimes on the verge of despair, he confesses that complete change of nature is impossible except by the Divine Grace. More than once after losing his temper with me, not always without cause, he regretted his explosion and said, "I hope you won't mind; you know my nature," and became his old sweet self. He has a streak of Bholanath in him, and says that he must have been an avadht[2] in his previous life. He has prayed again and again to the Mother for the removal of this weakness in his nature. He is outspoken, very straightforward the Mother has vouched for it he cannot bear any kind of insincerity. He cannot make or even see any compromise made with falsehood; his nature is alien to the ways of the world. Much of his apparent rudeness and ill temper stems from this uncompromising spirit. This, of course, does not save him from misjudging people at times, but when shown his fault, he never tries to cover it up. I believe that there should be someone who is upright and unsparing, and as firm as steel when all around there is such a mixture of motives. He serves as the gate-keeper of Heaven. Parodying Sri Aurobindo's verse, "None can reach Heaven who has not passed through Hell," I would mutter, "None can go to the Mother who has not passed through Champaklal!"
  To make the path easy to Heaven, or at least to get Heaven's blessings more easily, is also possible by his intervention. If the Mother is at times reluctant for some reason to give a birthday card to someone or write a person's name or "love and blessings" on it, if she refuses to see another on his birthday, Champaklal appeals to her divine compassion and makes her rescind her decision. The Mother sometimes asks him, "What shall I write?" "Why, love and blessings, Mother!" is his reply. He says that he suffered a lot in his childhood because people could not understand his nature. He now wants to distribute the Divine's largesse whenever and wherever he can. Many people are grateful to him for procuring the Mother's blessings for them, especially her physical touch. Only one must be frank and straightforward. Sometimes he has gone out of his way to help even an unknown and unpresuming person to get the Mother's touch if he thought that he had been overlooked. To sum up, his soul's mission is to serve the Mother, to look after her and to make her love and compassion available to all, rich or poor, worthy or unworthy, young or old, without any distinction. I shall now conclude my "rosy picture" of Champaklal by quoting Sri Aurobindo's estimate of him: "All have their defects, but Champaklal has great qualities to atone for them."

1.08 - BOOK THE EIGHTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  In Hell you wait my duty), take your due:
  A costly off'ring on your tomb is laid,

1.08 - Civilisation and Barbarism, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Moreover, although man has not yet really heard and understood the message of the sages,know thyself, he has accepted the message of the thinker, educate thyself, and, what is more, he has understood that the possession of education imposes on him the duty of imparting his knowledge to others. The idea of the necessity of general education means the recognition by the race that the mind and not the life and the body are the man and that without the development of the mind he does not possess his true manhood. The idea of education is still primarily that of intelligence and mental capacity and knowledge of the world and things, but secondarily also of moral training and, though as yet very imperfectly, of the development of the aesthetic faculties. The intelligent thinking being, moralised, controlling his instincts and emotions by his will and his reason, acquainted with all that he should know of the world and his past, capable of organising intelligently by that knowledge his social and economic life, ordering rightly his bodily habits and physical being, this is the conception that now governs civilised humanity. It is, in essence, a return to and a larger development of the old Hellenic ideal, with a greater stress on capacity and utility and a very diminished stress on beauty and refinement. We may suppose, however, that this is only a passing phase; the lost elements are bound to recover their importance as soon as the commercial period of modern progress has been overpassed, and with that recovery, not yet in sight but inevitable, we shall have all the proper elements for the development of man as a mental being.
  The old Hellenic or Graeco-Roman civilisation perished, among other reasons, because it only imperfectly generalised culture in its own society and was surrounded by huge masses of humanity who were still possessed by the barbarian habit of mind. Civilisation can never be safe so long as, confining the cultured mentality to a small minority, it nourishes in its bosom a tremendous mass of ignorance, a multitude, a proletariate. Either knowledge must enlarge itself from above or be always in danger of submergence by the ignorant night from below. Still more must it be unsafe, if it allows enormous numbers of men to exist outside its pale uninformed by its light, full of the natural vigour of the barbarian, who may at any moment seize upon the physical weapons of the civilised without undergoing an intellectual transformation by their culture. The Graeco-Roman culture perished from within and from without, from without by the floods of Teutonic barbarism, from within by the loss of its vitality. It gave the proletariate some measure of comfort and amusement, but did not raise it into the light. When light came to the masses, it was from outside in the form of the Christian religion which arrived as an enemy of the old culture. Appealing to the poor, the oppressed and the ignorant, it sought to capture the soul and the ethical being, but cared little or not at all for the thinking mind, content that that should remain in darkness if the heart could be brought to feel religious truth. When the barbarians captured the Western world, it was in the same way content to Christianise them, but made it no part of its function to intellectualise. Distrustful even of the free play of intelligence, Christian ecclesiasticism and monasticism became anti-intellectual and it was left to the Arabs to reintroduce the beginnings of scientific and philosophical knowledge into a semi-barbarous Christendom and to the half-pagan spirit of the Renaissance and a long struggle between religion and science to complete the return of a free intellectual culture in the re-emerging mind of Europe. Knowledge must be aggressive, if it wishes to survive and perpetuate itself; to leave an extensive ignorance either below or around it, is to expose humanity to the perpetual danger of a barbaric relapse.
  The modern world does not leave room for a repetition of the danger in the old form or on the old scale. Science is there to prevent it. It has equipped culture with the means of self-perpetuation. It has armed the civilised races with weapons of organisation and aggression and self-defence which cannot be successfully utilised by any barbarous people, unless it ceases to be uncivilised and acquires the knowledge which Science alone can give. It has learned too that ignorance is an enemy it cannot afford to despise and has set out to remove it wherever it is found. The ideal of general education, at least to the extent of some information of the mind and the training of capacity, owes to it, if not its birth, at least much of its practical possibility. It has propagated itself everywhere with an irresistible force and driven the desire for increasing knowledge into the mentality of three continents. It has made general education the indispensable condition of national strength and efficiency and therefore imposed the desire of it not only on every free people, but on every nation that desires to be free and to survive, so that the universalisation of knowledge and intellectual activity in the human race is now only a question of Time; for it is only certain political and economic obstacles that stand in its way and these the thought and tendencies of the age are already labouring to overcome. And, in sum, Science has already enlarged for good the intellectual horizons of the race and raised, sharpened and intensified powerfully the general intellectual capacity of mankind.

1.08 - Phlegyas. Philippo Argenti. The Gate of the City of Dis., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  As thou beholdest in this nether Hell."
  Then we arrived within the moats profound,

1.08 - Sri Aurobindos Descent into Death, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  he called the Inconscient, worse than Hell. He was not
  compelled to leave his body, said the Mother. He chose

1.08 - The Change of Vision, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  This change of vision is not spectacular or immediate; it is produced by small drops of a new outlook one hardly knows is a new outlook. One walks right past it, perhaps not unlike the caveman who walks past a gold nugget, glances at it because it glitters, and throws it away. Gold? What use is gold? We have to walk by the same futile point again and again, which does glitter a little and has a special something about it, before we understand that gold is gold we have to invent gold; we have to invent the whole world and find what is already there. The difficulty is not in discovering hidden secrets but in discovering the visible, and that unsuspected gold in the midst of banality actually, there is no banality; there is only unconsciousness. There is an age-old habit of looking at the world in relation to our needs and with respect to ourselves, like the logger in the forest who sees rosewood and only rosewood. Some measure of eccentricity is necessary to make the discovery. And in the end we realize that that eccentricity is the first step to a truer centricity and the key to a whole new set of relations.