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--- Contemporary figures
Some individuals affiliated with Ken Wilber have claimed that there exists a loosely defined "Integral movement".[40] Others, however, have disagreed.[41] Whatever its status as a "movement", there are a variety of religious organizations, think tanks, conferences, workshops, and publications in the US and internationally that use the term integral.
According to John Bothwell and David Geier, among the top thinkers in the integral movement are Stanislav Grof, Fred Kofman, George Leonard, Michael Murphy, Jenny Wade, Roger Walsh, Ken Wilber, and Michael E. Zimmerman.[42] Australian academic Alex Burns mentions among integral theorists Jean Gebser, Clare W. Graves, Jane Loevinger and Ken Wilber.[43] In 2007, Steve McIntosh pointed to Henri Bergson and Teilhard de Chardin as pre-figuring Wilber as integral thinkers.[44] While in the same year, the editors of What Is Enlightenment? listed as contemporary Integralists Don Beck, Allan Combs, Robert Godwin, Sally Goerner, George Leonard, Michael Murphy, William Irwin Thompson, and Wilber.[45]
Gary Hampson suggested that there are six intertwined genealogical branches of Integral, based on those who first used the term: those aligned with Aurobindo, Gebser, Wilber, Gangadean, Laszl and Steiner (noting that the Steiner branch is via the conduit of Gidley).[46]


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--- OBJECT INSTANCES [164]


1.00_-_INTRODUCTION
1.00_-_PREFACE
1.01_-_An_Accomplished_Westerner
1.01_-_The_Four_Aids
1.02_-_The_Eternal_Law
1.03_-_The_End_of_the_Intellect
1.04_-_The_Silent_Mind
1.05_-_Consciousness
1.05_-_Mental_Education
1.05_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_-_The_Psychic_Being
1.06_-_Quieting_the_Vital
1.07_-_The_Psychic_Center
1.08_-_Independence_from_the_Physical
1.09_-_Sleep_and_Death
1.10_-_The_Revolutionary_Yogi
1.11_-_Oneness
1.11_-_The_Master_of_the_Work
1.12_-_The_Divine_Work
1.12_-_The_Superconscient
1.13_-_Under_the_Auspices_of_the_Gods
1.14_-_The_Secret
1.15_-_The_Supramental_Consciousness
1.16_-_Man,_A_Transitional_Being
1.17_-_The_Transformation
1-2-3_of_God
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3.01_-_Love_and_the_Triple_Path
3.02_-_The_Motives_of_Devotion
3.03_-_The_Godward_Emotions
3.04_-_The_Way_of_Devotion
3.05_-_The_Divine_Personality
3.06_-_The_Delight_of_the_Divine
3-2-1_Shadow_Process
AAT
Agenda_Vol_13
Anilbaran_Roy_Interviews_and_Conversations
AQAL_analysis
AQAL_Meditation
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The_Secret_Of_The_Veda
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--- SIMILAR TITLES [18]


01.02 - The Object of the Integral Yoga
02.06 - The Integral Yoga and Other Yogas
1.1.02 - The Aim of the Integral Yoga
2.03 - The Integral Yoga
2.15 - Reality and the Integral Knowledge
2.16 - The Integral Knowledge and the Aim of Life; Four Theories of Existence
2.3.03 - Integral Yoga
4.01 - The Principle of the Integral Yoga
4.02 - The Integral Perfection
Advanced Integral
An Informal Integral Canon
Core Integral
Essential Integral
Integral
Integral Centers
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The Integral Perfection
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--- DICTIONARIES (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


integral ::: entire; complete; whole. :::

integral ::: a. --> Lacking nothing of completeness; complete; perfect; uninjured; whole; entire.
Essential to completeness; constituent, as a part; pertaining to, or serving to form, an integer; integrant.
Of, pertaining to, or being, a whole number or undivided quantity; not fractional.
Pertaining to, or proceeding by, integration; as, the integral calculus.

integrality ::: n. --> Entireness.

integrally ::: adv. --> In an integral manner; wholly; completely; also, by integration.

Integral Yoga ::: a union (yoga) in all the parts of our being with the Divine and a consequent transmutation of all their now jarring elements into the harmony of a higher divine consciousness and existence; this yoga implies not only the realisation of God but the entire consecration and change of the inner and outer life till it is fit to manifest a divine consciousness and become part of a divine work.

Integral Yoga

Integral method ::: The method we have to pursue is to put our whole conscious being into relation and contact with the

Integral Yoga

Integral Yoga and Gita ::: The Gita’s Yoga consists in the offering of one’s work as a sacriflee to the Divine, the conquest of desire, egoless and dcsirdess action, bhakti for the Divine, an entering into the cosmic consciousness, the sense of unity

Integral Yoga

Integral Yoga, Gita and Tantra ::: The Gita follows the

Integral Yoga and Hatha-Raja Yogas ::: For an integral yoga the special methods of Rajayoga and Hathayoga may be useful at times in certain stages of the progress, but are not indispens- able. Their principal aims must be included in the integrality of the yoga ; but they can be brought about by other means. For the methods of the integral yoga must be mainly spiritual, and dependence on physical methods or fixed psychic or psycho- physical processes on a large scale would be the substitution of a lower for a higher action.

Integral Yoga and Kimdalim Yoga ::: There is a feeling of waves surging up, mounting to the head, which brings an outer unconsciousness and an inner waking. It is the ascending of the lower consciousness in the iidhara to meet the greater conscious-

Integral Yoga and other Yogas ::: The old yogas reach

Integral Yoga and Patanjala Yoga ::: Cilia is the stuff of mixed mental-vital-physical consciousness out of which arise the movements of thought, emotion, sensation, impulse etc.

Integral ::: 1. Complete, balanced, whole, lacking nothing essential. In this general usage, “integral” is typically lowercase. 2. When capitalized, “Integral” is synonymous with AQAL. In this usage, “Integral Art,” “Integral Ecology,” or “Integral Business” mean “AQAL Art,” “AQAL Ecology,” “AQAL Business,” etc.

Integral Life Practice (ILP) ::: The practice of body, mind, and spirit in self, culture, and nature. The personal expression of the AQAL framework. A modular and scalable approach to personal and professional growth. ILP focuses on tailoring a customized approach to the quadrants, levels, lines, states, or types of one’s own potential.

Integral Mathematics (of Primordial Perspectives) ::: A type of mathematics that replaces variables with perspectives and objects with sentient beings. A psychoactive math where one inhabits the perspectives of sentient beings and repeatedly takes the role of others. At this point, Integral Mathematics is a notational system and not a fully formed rigorous mathematics. (Although several mathematicians who have looked at it believe it can be developed into a radically new type of mathematics.)

Integral Methodological Pluralism (IMP) ::: A set of social practices that corresponds with AQAL metatheory. IMP is paradigmatic in that it includes the most time-honored methodologies, and meta-paradigmatic in that it weaves them together by way of three integrative principles: nonexclusion, unfoldment, and enactment. IMP is associated with the fifth and most current phase of Wilber’s work (“Wilber-V”).

Integral Perspectivism ::: The sum total of all 8 primordial perspectives. See quadrivia.

Integral Post-Metaphysics ::: An AQAL approach to ontology and epistemology that replaces perceptions with perspectives, and thus redefines the manifest realm most fundamentally as the realm of perspectives, not things, nor events, nor processes. This also amounts to “post-ontology” and “post-epistemology,” although the terms “ontology” and “epistemology” are still used loosely given the lack of alternatives.

Integral Semiotics ::: An AQAL approach to the study of signs and symbols, where the referent of any sign is said to exist within a specific worldspace. By way of a quadrivium, Integral Semiotics associates the signifier with the Upper-Right quadrant, the signified with the Upper-Left quadrant, semantics with the Lower-Left quadrant, and syntax with the Lower-Right quadrant. See sign, signifier, signified, semantics, syntax, and referent.

Integral Theory ::: See AQAL.

Integral Transformative Practice (ITP) ::: A personal growth practice pioneered by Michael Murphy and George Leonard.

Integrally informed ::: A phrase that denotes a consciousness, approach, or product informed by Integral Theory. For example, an “Integrally informed artist,” or an “Integrally informed artwork.”

Integral Yoga::: The integral Yoga is that which, having found the Transcendent, can return upon the universe and possess it, retaining the power freely to descend as well as ascend the great stair of existence.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 18-19

integral ::: a. --> Lacking nothing of completeness; complete; perfect; uninjured; whole; entire.
Essential to completeness; constituent, as a part; pertaining to, or serving to form, an integer; integrant.
Of, pertaining to, or being, a whole number or undivided quantity; not fractional.
Pertaining to, or proceeding by, integration; as, the integral calculus.

integrality ::: n. --> Entireness.

integrally ::: adv. --> In an integral manner; wholly; completely; also, by integration.

integral: 1. The resulting expression of an integration.

integral calculus: One of two main parts of calculus which is concerned with the study of integrals, as opposed to differential calculus.

integral of a power series: An alternative method of integration of a function by integrating the power series representing the function, given that the function (the integrand) can be represented by a power series.

integral sign: The symbol ∫ used to represent integration - the symbol originates from considering integration as a modified (infintie) form of summation, which uses a large capital sigma in a similar capacity.

integral test: See Cauchy integral test.

Integral ::: 1. Complete, balanced, whole, lacking nothing essential. In this general usage, “integral” is typically lowercase. 2. When capitalized, “Integral” is synonymous with AQAL. In this usage, “Integral Art,” “Integral Ecology,” or “Integral Business” mean “AQAL Art,” “AQAL Ecology,” “AQAL Business,” etc.

Integral Life Practice (ILP) ::: The practice of body, mind, and spirit in self, culture, and nature. The personal expression of the AQAL framework. A modular and scalable approach to personal and professional growth. ILP focuses on tailoring a customized approach to the quadrants, levels, lines, states, or types of one’s own potential.

Integral Mathematics (of Primordial Perspectives) ::: A type of mathematics that replaces variables with perspectives and objects with sentient beings. A psychoactive math where one inhabits the perspectives of sentient beings and repeatedly takes the role of others. At this point, Integral Mathematics is a notational system and not a fully formed rigorous mathematics. (Although several mathematicians who have looked at it believe it can be developed into a radically new type of mathematics.)

Integral Methodological Pluralism (IMP) ::: A set of social practices that corresponds with AQAL metatheory. IMP is paradigmatic in that it includes the most time-honored methodologies, and meta-paradigmatic in that it weaves them together by way of three integrative principles: nonexclusion, unfoldment, and enactment. IMP is associated with the fifth and most current phase of Wilber’s work (“Wilber-V”).

Integral Perspectivism ::: The sum total of all 8 primordial perspectives. See quadrivia.

Integral Post-Metaphysics ::: An AQAL approach to ontology and epistemology that replaces perceptions with perspectives, and thus redefines the manifest realm most fundamentally as the realm of perspectives, not things, nor events, nor processes. This also amounts to “post-ontology” and “post-epistemology,” although the terms “ontology” and “epistemology” are still used loosely given the lack of alternatives.

Integral Semiotics ::: An AQAL approach to the study of signs and symbols, where the referent of any sign is said to exist within a specific worldspace. By way of a quadrivium, Integral Semiotics associates the signifier with the Upper-Right quadrant, the signified with the Upper-Left quadrant, semantics with the Lower-Left quadrant, and syntax with the Lower-Right quadrant. See sign, signifier, signified, semantics, syntax, and referent.

Integral Theory ::: See AQAL.

Integral Transformative Practice (ITP) ::: A personal growth practice pioneered by Michael Murphy and George Leonard.

Integrally informed ::: A phrase that denotes a consciousness, approach, or product informed by Integral Theory. For example, an “Integrally informed artist,” or an “Integrally informed artwork.”

Integral Yoga ::: a union (yoga) in all the parts of our being with the Divine and a consequent transmutation of all their now jarring elements into the harmony of a higher divine consciousness and existence; this yoga implies not only the realisation of God but the entire consecration and change of the inner and outer life till it is fit to manifest a divine consciousness and become part of a divine work.


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1:O Truth, come, manifest. ~ The Mother,
2:One day the victory is certain. ~ The Mother,
3:In the end, everything is simple. ~ Jean Gebser,
4:I am near you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
5:Too close to touch, too obvious to see. ~ Ken Wilber,
6:It is not enough to try, you must succeed. ~ The Mother,
7:The light of that greater invisible sun... ~ Jean Gebser,
8:Have faith and go on. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
9:To see more is to become more. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
10:Nothing is impossible for one who is attentive. ~ The Mother,
11:Now is the time to be heroic. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 13 ,
12:Joy is the sheer evidence of God. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
13:This Agenda... is my gift to those who love me. ~ The Mother,
14:Faith has need of the whole truth. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
15:Growth is hard, regression is easy ~ Ken Wilber, One Taste p.5,
16:All life is Yoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
17:Accept the world as God's theater; be thou the mask of the Actor and let Him act through thee; and take God within for thy only critic and audience. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
18:The Psychic’s Choice at the Time of DeathThe psychic being at the time of death chooses what it will work out in the next birth and determines the character and conditions of the new personality. Life is for the evolutionary growth by experience in the conditions of the Ignorance till one is ready for the higher light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, 532.php">CWSA.php">532 ,
19:Everything that rises must converge. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
20:Let the Divine fill your thoughts with His Presence. ~ The Mother,
21:If any error occurs just once repeat my name maa maa. ~ The Mother,
22:The whole life lies in the verb seeing. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
23:In the end, only the truth will survive. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
24:Any suggestion about Sadhana? Patient aspiration. ~ The Mother,
25:Research is the highest form of adoration ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
26:Faith first, knowledge afterwards. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
27:Her greatest progress is a deepened need. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri ,
28:Anyone able to set aside power is liberated from impotence. ~ Jean Gebser,
29:Have faith in the Lord's mercy and all can and will change. ~ The Mother,
30:The world is preparing for a big change.Will you help? ~ The Mother,
31:You must overcome death by finding God in it. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
32:Missing its aim is all that it can speak ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 1:4,
33:There are muffled throbs of laughter's undertones, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri ,
34:With faith in the Divine Grace, all difficulties are solved. ~ The Mother,
35:Paradox is simply the way nonduality looks to the mental level. ~ Ken Wilber,
36:The dog knows, but does not know that he knows. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
37:When we are born we cry and weep, when we die we should smile. ~ Jean Gebser,
38:It is the supermind we have to bring down, manifest, realise. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
39:The future is more beautiful than all the pasts. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
40:Let the Lord of Truth be always with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
41:Matter is spirit moving slowly enough to be seen. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
42:Whatever happens on the earth—man must share the responsibility. ~ Jean Gebser,
43:He laid experience at the Godhead's feet; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
44:Remain sheltered in my arms, enveloped by my love and blessings. ~ The Mother,
45:The world is so round, friendship may encircle it. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
46:They who have faith will go through. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
47:All Art is interpretation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings Art,
48:In the silence of the heart burns the steady fire of aspiration. ~ The Mother,
49:A voice cried, 'Go where none have gone! Dig deeper, deeper yet ~ Sri Aurobindo,
50:Character is nothing but habit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Book III,
51:Man lifted up the burden of his fate ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
52:The difficulties are for the strong, and help to make them stronger. ~ The Mother,
53:The key to the flaming doors of ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
54:Yet when he is most near, she feels him far. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06,
55:All renews itself, nothing perishes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.06 - The Transformation of Dream Life,
56:Learn to call me in your dreams - and you will see the result. ~ The Mother,
57:Never make a mistake. Never lose your temper. Always understand. ~ The Mother,
58:By men is mightiness achieved ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Baji Prabhou,
59:Death is our road to immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
60:If you do not study, the inertia will go on increasing. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
61:Life ran to gaze from every gate of sense: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
62:The criterion is within. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.05 - Renunciation,
63:The past has revealed to me the structure of the future. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
64:When spirituality is lost all is lost. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Ourselves,
65:With patience any difficulty can be overcome. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
66:A Godhead stands behind the brute machine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
67:All can be done if the god-touch is there ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
68:Alone the Divine can give us a perfect safety. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
69:A look, a turn decides our ill-poised fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
70:He sees within the face of deity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
71:Love the Lord full-heartedly and all will be well.In Love eternal. ~ The Mother,
72:The godhead greater by a human fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
73:A fathomless zero occupied the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
74:And in her bosom nursed a greater dawn ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 12.01 - The Return to Earth,
75:An integral approach acknowledges that all views have a degree of truth. ~ Ken Wilber,
76:Change yourself and the circumstances will change. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
77:Each dawn opens into a larger Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
78:Everything that is happening to me is a challenge to have insight into it ~ Jean Gebser,
79:Our sympathies become our torturers. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
80:Study, that is the best way to understand. ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
81:All that we meet is a symbol and gateway ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
82:A persevering will surmounts all obstacles. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Will,
83:Death stays the journeying discoverer, Life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
84:Good will for all and good will from all is the basis of peace and harmony. ~ The Mother,
85:Mind flowed unknowing in the sap of life ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
86:Only a little the god-light can stay: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
87:Savitri is a mantra for the transformation of the world. ~ The Mother, (to Udar Pinto) ,
88:The greatness of the Great is the greatness of the Divine in him. ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta,
89:The palace woke to its own emptiness; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.03 - The Call to the Quest,
90:What we call ourself is only the ego - our true self is the Divine. ~ The Mother,
91:A powerless spirit is no spirit ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
92:Charm is the seal of the gods upon woman. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
93:The difficult is not the impossible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Baha i Faith,
94:The world being what it is, it could not be otherwise. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
95:To know is best, however hard to bear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
96:After ‘tis cold, none heeds, none hinders. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
97:Always the Ideal beckoned from afar. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal,
98:A still identity their way to know, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
99:Each year a mile upon the heavenly Way, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
100:The Divine is what you adore in Sri Aurobindo. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
101:There is no fear in the higher Nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Fear,
102:Thy youth is but a noon, of night take heed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Translations 3.1.11 - Appeal,
103:A formless spirit became the soul of form. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.14 - The World-Soul,
104:A gate of dreams ajar on mystery’s verge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
105:At play with him as with her child or slave, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
106:For others’ bliss who lives, he lives indeed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Translations 3.1.11 - Appeal,
107:God is inexhaustibly attainable in the totality of our action. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
108:Her acts became gestures of sacrifice. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.02 - The Growth of the Flame,
109:Must fire always test the great of soul? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
110:My child, every day you are going to read Savitri ~ The Mother, Sweet Mother ,
111:No one I am, I who am all that is. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Liberation - I,
112:The first step is perfect calm and equanimity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.3.03 - Quiet and Calm,
113:A million lotuses swaying on one stem, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal,
114:Be severe to yourself before being severe to others. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
115:Even fall has its perverted joy ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
116:Ignorance is not a state of innocence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Purity,
117:It does not matter if you do not understand it - Savitri, read it always. ~ The Mother,
118:Never out of evil one plucked good: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
119:On the bare peak where Self is alone with Nought ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
120:Our smallness saves us from the Infinite ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
121:See God everywhere and be not frightened by masks ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
122:Space is himself and Time is only he. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
123:Surrender is the best way of opening. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.2.10 - Opening,
124:The gods make use of our forgotten deeds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
125:The subject of one stage becomes the object of the subject of the next stage. ~ Ken Wilber,
126:To know how to wait is to put time on one's side. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
127:A dire duality is our way to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
128:Assent to thy high self, create, endure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
129:Each thought turned towards oneself veils the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
130:Fear not, your sincerity is your safeguard. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Sincerity,
131:Have the courage to be completely frank with the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
132:If even then we make mistakes, yet God makes none. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
133:In true courage there is no impatience and no rashness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
134:Only in human limits man lives safe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 09.01 - Towards the Black Void,
135:Our error crucifies Reality ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
136:Perhaps the blindness of our will is Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
137:Perseverance breaks down all obstacles. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Perserverance,
138:Replace the eagerness for fame by the aspiration for perfection. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
139:Swift and easy is the downward path. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
140:The Divine Consciousness must be our only guide. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
141:The enemy of faith is doubt. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Faith and Shakti,
142:The super-ego is that part of the personality which is soluble in alcohol ~ Arthur Koestler,
143:To learn is good, To become is better. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms Nov 25 1969,
144:Desire, the troubled seed of things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
145:Habit is nothing but an operation of memory. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Book III,
146:IT was for delightHe sought existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
147:One should read Sri Aurobindo and know the answer. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
148:Our life is a paradox with God for key. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
149:Out of the darkness we still grow to light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
150:The task for us now, if we are to survive, is to build the earth. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
151:All, even pain, was the soul’s pleasure here; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
152:All things too great end soon. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
153:... a single word that breaks the seals of the mind... ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
154:But still the invisible Magnet drew his soul ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
155:Hard is it to persuade earth-nature’s change; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
156:I am stronger than death and greater than my fate ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
157:My life is a throb of Thy eternity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Bliss of Identity,
158:No life can be successful without self-discipline. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
159:Our life is a paradox with God for key. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
160:The inmost is the infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Power of the Spirit,
161:The Knowledge brings also the Power and the Joy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
162:To aspire and to call for help are quite indispensable. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
163:You must feel that Sri Aurobindo is looking at you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
164:A dual Nature covered the Unique. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
165:But thou hast come and all will surely change: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri,
166:Convincing the abyss by heavenly form ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
167:Death has no reality except as a process of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.06 - The Transformation of Dream Life,
168:I carry the fire that never can be quenched. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
169:Imagination the free-will of Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
170:Only the Eternal's strength in us can dare ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal,
171:Sincerity is the key of the divine doors. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Sincerity - II,
172:The laws of the Unknown create the known. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
173:Time's sun-flowers' gaze at gold Eternity: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal,
174:A deep surrender is their source of might, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
175:And leaves its huge white stamp upon our lives. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
176:A thinking entity appeared in Space. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
177:At the heart of our universe, each soul exists for God, in our Lord. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
178:Beauty of our dim soul is amorous. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Our godhead calls us,
179:Calling the adventure of consciousness and joy ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
180:Each in himself is sole by Nature’s law. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
181:He moves there as the Soul, as Nature she. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
182:It is the destiny of things real to destroy those that are artifice. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
183:Life always seeks immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.03 - The Threefold Life,
184:Our plans may fail, God’s purpose cannot. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Facts and Opinions,
185:Out of the unknown we move to the unknown. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
186:The Bliss that is creation’s splendid grain ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.13 - In the Self of Mind,
187:The zero covers an immortal face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
188:Truth of oneness creates its own order. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
189:We are shaped and determined not only by today and yesterday, but tomorrow as well. ~ Jean Gebser,
190:A faith she craves that can survive defeat, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
191:A god come down and greater by the fall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
192:And drinks experience like a strengthening wine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
193:Devotion is the key which opens the door to liberation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
194:Each part in us desires its absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
195:Force is a self-expression of Existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.13 - The Divine Maya,
196:Love is the most powerful and still most unknown energy in the world. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
197:Necessity rules all the infinite world, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 4.2.03 - The Birth of Sin,
198:On my tombstone, I really hope that someday they will write: He was true but partial. ~ Ken Wilber,
199:Our waking thoughts the output of its dreams. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Descent of Night,
200:Progress: is the sign of the divine influence in creation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
201:Repentance: the first step towards rectifying mistakes. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
202:The Enigma’s knot is tied in human kind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
203:The speech that labels more than it lights; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
204:The truth is, indeed, that love is the threshold of another universe. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
205:What is the secret of success in sadhana? Surrender. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
206:Work without ideals is a false gospel. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Work and Ideal,
207:Almighty powers are shut in Nature’s cells. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.03 - The Call to the Quest,
208:As if in a struggle of the Void to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
209:A struggling ignorance is his wisdom’s mate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
210:Eternity speaks, none understands its word; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.03 - The Call to the Quest,
211:Everyday, at each moment, my blessings are with you. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 03 June,
212:He has need of darkness to perceive some light ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
213:Immortality assured itself by death; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
214:Knowledge is power and mastery. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.07 - The Ego and the Dualities,
215:Man’s mind is the dupe of his animal self. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems A God’s Labour,
216:Never tell a lie: absolute condition for safety on the path ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
217:Night a process of the eternal light ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
218:One who loves God finds the object of his love everywhere. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
219:Speak not my secret name to hostile Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
220:The body is the chrysalis of a soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
221:Unity is a means and not an end in itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II About Unity,
222:What it knew was an image in a broken glass, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.13 - In the Self of Mind,
223:What should I read at present? Sri Aurobindo's books. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
224:A casual passing phrase can change our life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.03 - The Call to the Quest,
225:A prey to the staring phantoms of the gloom ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
226:Aversion is not equality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.11 - The Perfection of Equality,
227:Harmony is the natural rule of the spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
228:His hunger for the eternal thou must nurse ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
229:If thoughts come, what should I do? Dismiss them. ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
230:Love must be turned singly towards the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Desire,
231:Man is fortunately inconsistent. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga Materialism,
232:Steady efforts always bring great results. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
233:The child of the Void shall be reborn in God, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri,
234:' . . . the supreme Mage, the divine Magician, . . .' [the Lord] ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
235:The Truth is sure to prevail in spite of all oppositions. ~ The Mother, White Roses 124,
236:The Wise who know see but one half of Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.03 - The Call to the Quest,
237:To copy on earth’s copies is his art. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
238:To love the Divine is to be loved by Him. 2 November 1932 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
239:With confidence we shall advance; with certitude we shall wait. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
240:An outer renunciation by itself does not liberate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Second Sex,
241:An unseen Presence moulds the oblivious clay. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
242:A saviour gesture stretched her lifted arm, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
243:A subtle link of union joins all life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
244:Be always faithful to your faith and you will feel no sorrow. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
245:Even if there is real danger, fear does not help. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Fear,
246:Have confidence, I am near you.With all my tender love. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
247:I am an epitome of opposites. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 1.03 - The Spiritual Being of Man,
248:If there is no creation, there must be disintegration. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Ourselves,
249:Infinity wore a boundless zero’s form. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
250:Its signs stare at us like an unknown script, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
251:Limitation is mortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda 1.02 - The Doctrine of the Mystics,
252:Often the idea creates the need. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Oligarchy or Democracy?,
253:Only a consciousness full of light can be pure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Purity,
254:Our outward happenings have their seed within, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
255:Plastic and passive to the all-shaping Fire ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
256:Savitri the supreme revelation of Sri Aurobindo's vision. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
257:Solitude wrapped him in its voiceless folds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
258:That Godhead's seed might flower in mindless Space. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
259:The true repose is that of a perfect surrender to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
260:The whole of our life should be a prayer offered to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
261:All difficulties are there to test the endurance of the faith. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
262:And all grows beautiful because Thou art. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Divine Hearing,
263:A vast surrender was his only strength ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
264:Dare greatly and thou shalt be great. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
265:He has need of death to find a greater life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
266:Here was a quiet country of fixed mind ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries,
267:If all forms, quantities, qualities were to disappear, this would remain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, TLD 1.09-08 ,
268:Let us be prepared for death but work for life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I The Crisis,
269:Once kindled, never can its flamings cease. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal,
270:Only those who are perfectly truthful can be my true children. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
271:The Eternal’s quiet holds the cosmic act: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
272:The reaction of a mentality headed for a fall, is only too typical of man in transition. ~ Jean Gebser,
273:What is my true worth in this life? To serve the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
274:When all has been explained nothing is known. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
275:Adore and what you adore attempt to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Act V,
276:All is a wager and danger, all is a chase and a battle. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
277:A steady hope helps much on the way. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 15 August,
278:By its breath of grace our lives abide. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.01 - The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
279:Each part in us desires its absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
280:His little hour is spent in little things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
281:His thought labours, a bullock in Time’s fields; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
282:In Death’s realm repatriate immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
283:Many are God’s forms by which he grows in man; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
284:My body a dot in the soul’s vast expanse. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Self’s Infinity,
285:Peace was a thrilled voluptuous purity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
286:Sorrow if indulged becomes a habit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Jainism and Buddhism,
287:Spiritually there is nothing big or small. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Work and Yoga,
288:The eye of man outside matters nothing; the eye within is all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
289:There is no greater courage than to be always truthful ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Courage.,
290:We must decide to get rid of all doubts, they are among the worst enemies of our progress. ~ The Mother,
291:What is liberty? Liberty is to depend only on the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
292:A discipline imposed by the will for any spiritual end is tapasya.§ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
293:All is in God's hands; whatever He makes us do, that we shall do. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 3 Satprem,
294:A thinking puppet is the mind of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
295:A thousand aspects point back to the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
296:Even the body has its intuitions. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.05 - The Divine Personality,
297:Hopes that soon fade to drab realities ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
298:In my heart’s chamber lives the unworshipped God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.56 - Omnipresence,
299:Make the abysm a road for Heaven's descent, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
300:Man is too weak to bear the Infinite’s weight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
301:Mind is a passage, not a culmination. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.14 - The Supermind as Creator,
302:One man’s perfection still can save the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
303:Simple sincerity: the beginning of all progress. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Sincerity,
304:Each victory gained over oneself means new strength to gain more victories. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga IV ,
305:The moon floated, a luminous waif through heaven ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.03 - The Call to the Quest,
306:An immutable Power has made this mutable world; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
307:But all power is in the end one, all power is really soul-power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
308:ekas tisthati viras tisthati - he stands alone, he stands as a hero. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Glossary of terms ,
309:Her smile could persuade a dead lacerated heart ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
310:Ignorance was a thin shade protecting light, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
311:It is the East that must conquer in India’s uprising. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin In Either Case,
312:Masked the high gods act; the doer is hid by his working. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
313:Mountains and trees stood there like thoughts from God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri,
314:Necessity fashionsAll that the unseen eye has beheld. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
315:Nobody can say, 'there is no hope for me.' because the Divine Grace is there. ~ The Mother, White Roses ,
316:Tell your vital not to judge on appearances and to collaborate. All is well in the long run. ~ The Mother,
317:The gnosis does not seek, it possesses. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.22 - Vijnana or Gnosis,
318:The golden virgin, Usha, mother of life,Yet virgin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Urvasie,
319:The measure of the sincerity is the measure of the success.23 April 1968 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
320:The past cannot bind the future. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.2.01 - The Call and the Capacity,
321:There is a zero sign of the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
322:They always speak of the rights of love but love's only right is the right of self giving. ~ The Mother,
323:Uniformity is death, not life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Inadequacy of the State Idea,
324:A contradiction founds the base of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
325:All was a limitless sea that heaved to the moon. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
326:A mistake recognised is a mistake pardoned. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 2.3.08 - The Mother's Help in Difficulties,
327:Asia has always initiated, Europe completed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Asiatic Role,
328:By Light we live and to the Light we go. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
329:Day after day our aspiration will grow and our faith will intensify. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
330:Experience comes through many errors. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Spiritual Aim and Life,
331:God is at once impersonal and personal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.04 - The Secret of Secrets,
332:God’s long nights are justified by dawn. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
333:Inner happiness can only come by right living. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita Deva and Asura,
334:Man was moulded from the original brute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
335:Nothing in this world is created, all is manifested. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings Art,
336:Our souls deputed selves of the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
337:Pain grew a trembling undertone of bliss ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
338:Peace is a sign of mukti—Ananda moves towards siddhi. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II the Divine Peace,
339:Rhythm is the subtle soul of poetry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Recent English Poetry - I,
340:The eye of Faith is not one with the eye of Knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin In Either Case,
341:The spiritual fullness of the being is eternity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
342:This world is God fulfilled in outwardness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
343:What devours must also be devoured. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 3.04 - The Spirit in Spirit-Land after Death,
344:While life remains, action is unavoidable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.12 - The Divine Work,
345:With patience one arrives always. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Will and Perserverance,
346:All stability is a fixed equilibrium of rhythm. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad The Isha Upanishad,
347:All the world's possibilities in manAre waiting as the tree waits in its seed: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri ,
348:Deep in our being inhabits the voiceless invisible Teacher; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
349:Her greatest progress is a deepened need. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
350:He who chooses the Infinite has been chosen by the Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
351:Knowledge is incomplete without action. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Action and the Divine Will,
352:Material Nature is not ethical. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Delight of Existence,
353:One age has seen the dreams another lives. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
354:Quality and quantity differ, the self is equal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.09 - The Pure Existent,
355:The intellectual ages sing less easily. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Form and the Spirit,
356:The perfect man is a divine child! ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga Heraclitus - VII,
357:The simple approach means trust. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Bhakti Yoga and Vaishnavism,
358:Thought the great-winged wanderer paraclete ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.2.04 - Thought the Paraclete,
359:To our gaze God’s light is a darkness, His plan is a chaos. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
360:Truth is the secret of life and power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Civilisation and Barbarism,
361:A Calm that cradles Fate upon its knees. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.29 - The Universal Incarnation,
362:A cave of darkness guards the eternal Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.01 - The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
363:Action solves the difficulties which action creates. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Facts and Opinions,
364:All quarrels proceed from egoism. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Problems in Human Relations,
365:Alone the wise Can walk through fire with unblinking eyes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Epigram,
366:Be perfectly sincere and no victory will be denied to you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Sincerity,
367:Even in inanimate Matter Mind is at work. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.03 - The Threefold Life,
368:Eviller fate there is none than life too long among mortals. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
369:From a veiled God-joy the worlds were made ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
370:If you pray, trust that he hears. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Bhakti Yoga and Vaishnavism,
371:Instinct was hers, the chrysalis of Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
372:It is in an unshakable peace that can be found the true power. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II the Divine Peace,
373:Let each suffering pave the wave to transformation. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
374:Like one who wakes to find his dreams were true ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
375:One can be free only by living in the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I 5.4.01 - Occult Knowledge,
376:Our minds are starters in the race to God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
377:Sight is the essential poetic gift. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
378:That is the divine Brahman and not this which men here adore. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
379:The earth you tread is a border screened from heaven ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.03 - The Call to the Quest,
380:The Mind creates the chain and not the body. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Conclusion and Summary,
381:The One by whom all live, who lives by none, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.01 - The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
382:The pure intellect cannot create poetry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry New Birth or Decadence?,
383:There is no last certitude in which thought can pause ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
384:The vital does not like waiting. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Wrong Movements of the Vital,
385:Truth is bare like stone and hard like death; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
386:A constant aspirations conquers all defects. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother May 21,
387:All absoluteness is pure delight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Delight of Existence,
388:All here can change if the Magician choose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
389:All in the cosmos has a divine origin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.05 - The Divine Personality,
390:Dreams that are hints of unborn Reality, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries,
391:Ego is the principal knot. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.04 - The Perfection of the Mental Being,
392:Here to fulfil himself was God’s desire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
393:If desire comes up, the Ananda is obliged to draw back. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Desire,
394:In the divine consciousness there is no ego. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Ego and Its Forms,
395:Let Him choose for thee a king's palace or the bowl of the beggar. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
396:Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
397:Love is a seeking for mutual possession. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.03 - The Godward Emotions,
398:Mind hushes stilled in eternity; waves of the Infinite wander ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
399:My life is a silence grasped by timeless hands; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Self’s Infinity,
400:One cannot demand or compel grace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Bhakti Yoga and Vaishnavism,
401:The Bliss whose rapture dreamed the worlds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
402:The heart is wiser than the thought. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.01 - Love and the Triple Path,
403:The mind pre-eminently is man; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 5.02 - Perfection of the Body,
404:The only atonement for a wrong thing done is to do the right thing on the next occasion. ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta,
405:There can be no firm foundation in sadhana without equality, samata. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
406:There is a purpose in each stumble and fall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
407:We are the heirs of infinite widenesses. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Call of the Impossible,
408:you too are this skyNo reason to distinguish.For all the stars flow through your veins. ~ Jean Gebser,
409:All this is the Brahman; this Self is the Brahman and the Self is fourfold. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
410:All time is one body, Space a single look. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
411:As knowledge grows Light flames up from within. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
412:Compassion to all creatures is the condition of sainthood. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Swaraj,
413:Delight, God’s sweetest sign and Beauty’s twin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
414:Each time you have to make progress, you have to undergo an examination. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
415:Heavy is godhead to bear with its mighty sun-burden of lustre. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
416:Himself was to himself his only scene. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.15 - The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
417:Hope not to hear truth often in royal courts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
418:It is from unsatisfied desire that all suffering arises. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Desire,
419:It is our lack of faith that creates our limitations. With my blessings, ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
420:Man, human, follows in God’s human steps. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries,
421:Mind is born from that which is beyond mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.22 - Vijnana or Gnosis,
422:Only those who sympathise can help. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Problems in Human Relations,
423:Renunciation of desires: the essential condition for realisation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
424:Study cannot take the same or a greater importance than sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV ,
425:There none was weak, so falsehood could not live; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
426:The Supermind alone commands unity in diversity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.22 - The Problem of Life,
427:The Yogi eats not out of desire, but to maintain the body. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Food,
428:To feed death with her works is here life’s doom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
429:To feed death with her works is here life’s doom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
430:Truth born too soon might break the imperfect earth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
431:Whatever our hearts conceive, our heads create, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
432:Aggression is necessary for self-preservation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin The Awakening Soul of India,
433:All things shall change in God's transfiguring hour. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
434:An awful Silence watches tragic Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
435:A serpent Power twinned the insensible Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
436:God is love and beauty as well as purity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Religion as the Law of Life,
437:Heavenly voices to us are a silence, those colours a whiteness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
438:How can humanity become one? By becoming conscious of its origin. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
439:Immortal bliss lives not in human air. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
440:In order to remember something, you must first of all be conscious of it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
441:Liberation is self-possession, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 5.7.1.07 - Involution and Evolution,
442:Man out of Nature wakes to God’s complexities, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
443:Poetry like everything else in man evolves. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry New Birth or Decadence?,
444:Reach beyond your grasp. Your goals should be grand enough to get the best of you. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
445:Realisations are the essence of knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV 4.22 - The supramental Thought and Knowledge,
446:Spiritual force can always raise up material force to defend it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Ourselves,
447:The occult is a part of existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.15 - Reality and the Integral Knowledge,
448:The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers. ~ Arthur Koestler,
449:The principle of the Yoga is rejection-throwing out of the being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
450:Vision only opens, it does not embrace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.02 - The Status of Knowledge,
451:Who am I? The Divine under many disguises. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II "The Divine" and "Man",
452:All existence here is a universal Life that takes form of Matter. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.06 - The Transformation of Dream Life,
453:All self-fulfilment is satisfaction of being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.14 - The Supermind as Creator,
454:All that denies must be torn out and slain ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
455:Alone she is equal to her mighty task. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
456:An eternal instant is the cause of the years. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
457:Death fosters life that life may suckle death. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act II,
458:Each is a mass of forces thrown in shape. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Discoveries of Science - III,
459:Even an hour of the soul can unveil the Unborn, the Everlasting, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
460:God still keepsNear to a paler world the hour ere dawn ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Chitrangada,
461:His soul was freed and given to her alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
462:It is the essentials alone that matter. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.2.01 - The Call and the Capacity,
463:It is the soul in us which turns always towards Truth, Good and Beauty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
464:Joy that throbs behindThe marvel and the mystery of pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
465:Knowledge gropes, but meets not Wisdom’s face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
466:Let the Divine Presence be always with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
467:Life’s wholeTremendous theorem is Thou complete. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 1.18 - The Divine Worker,
468:Open God’s door, enter into his trance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
469:Our lives are God’s messengers beneath the stars. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
470:Our souls are moved by powers behind the wall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
471:She held their hands, she chose for them their paths: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.02 - The Growth of the Flame,
472:Sincerity in Yoga means to respond to the Divine alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Sincerity,
473:The consciousness of each of us is evolution looking at itself and reflecting upon itself. ~ Teilhard de Chardin,
474:The Divine's peace must dwell constantly in our hearts. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
475:The greatest have their limitations. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad A Commentary on the Isha Upanishad,
476:The ideal never yet was real made. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
477:The Inconscient is the Superconscient’s sleep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
478:The Inconscient is the Superconscient’s sleep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
479:There is an hour for knowledge, an hour to forget and to labour. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
480:There should be no big I, not even a small one. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Ego and Its Forms,
481:The soul is a figure of the Unmanifest, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
482:We can construct nothing which goes beyond our nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
483:We think according to what we are. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Poetry and Art Bertrand Russell,
484:What is God? God is the perfection that we must aspire to realise. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
485:A fiery portion of the Wonderful, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
486:All evil is in travail of the eternal good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.04 - The Divine and the Undivine,
487:All great poetic utterance is discovery. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
488:All sincere prayers are granted, every call is answered. With my blessings, ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
489:Always the blood is wiser and knows what is hid from the thinker. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
490:And all the while within us works His love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.2.02 - The Meditations of Mandavya,
491:And crying for a direction in the void ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
492:Aspiring he transcends his earthly self. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
493:Calm is self’s victory overcoming fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
494:Encourage only what leads quickly to the Lord and serves His divine purpose. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
495:Escape, however high, redeems not life, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
496:Eternal truth lives not with mortal men. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
497:Faith is not intellectual belief but a function of the soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Baha i Faith,
498:Hard are God’s terms and few can meet them of men who are mortal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
499:Have a sincere faith in the Divine and you will clearly know what you have to do. Blessings. ~ The Mother,
500:His knowledge dwells in the house of Ignorance; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
501:Is here and in the pleasant house He choseTo harbour God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
502:Knowledge is not complete without works. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.01 - Love and the Triple Path,
503:Live within, in the depth of your heart, and nobody or nothing will have the power to disturb you. ~ The Mother,
504:Men have made kings that folly might have food. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act II,
505:Mind is His wax to write and, written, raseForm and name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
506:Mortal delight has its mortal danger. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda The Guardians of the Light,
507:The dim subconscient is his cavern base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
508:There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
509:There is no darkness, we only close our eyes and shut out the Light. ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta, To The Heights ,
510:The spiritual man is one who has discovered his soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.27 - The Gnostic Being,
511:The sweet vast centre and the cave divineCalled Paradise, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
512:This is a constructive way of feeling which leads straight to the future. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
513:Time is a manifestation of the Eternal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.06 - Reality and the Cosmic Illusion,
514:299. Turn all things to honey; this is the law of divine living. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 3.1.10 - Karma,
515:Accord and concord are the true normality of the spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
516:According to my experience people fall into tamas when they go into solitude. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
517:All action is surrounded by a complexity of forces. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I 5.4.01 - Occult Knowledge,
518:All evil shall perforce change itself into good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.24 - Gnosis and Ananda,
519:All impurity is a confusion of working. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.03 - The Purified Understanding,
520:All is an episode in a meaningless tale. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
521:And in the heart of the worst the best shall be born by my wisdom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
522:Art’s brilliant gleam is a pastime for his eyes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
523:Doubt is the mind’s persistent assailant. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 7.05 - Patience and Perseverance,
524:Ego is the reason of the difficulty in everybody. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Ego and Its Forms,
525:Even in the worm is a god and it writhes for a form and an outlet. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
526:Hail to Thee, Master of the world, who triumphest over all darkness. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
527:He who is himself in bonds cannot easily free others. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.05 - Renunciation,
528:He who to some gives victory, joy and good,To some gives rest. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems To R.,
529:His good and evil, sin and virtue, tillHe bids thee leave. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
530:In absolute silence sleeps an absolute Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
531:In IslamAll men are equal underneath the King. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Act I,
532:It reveals itself rather than is learned. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.03 - The Eternal and the Individual,
533:Mire is the man who hears not the gods when they cry to his bosom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
534:Powers of his godhead we live; the Creator dwells in the creature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
535:She is the golden bridge, the wonderful fire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
536:Successful assimilation depends on mastery. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine and Human On Original Thinking,
537:Supermind is the vast self-extension of the Brahman that contains and develops. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
538:The end of all Science is Agnosticism. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad A Commentary on the Isha Upanishad,
539:The goal of evolution is also its cause. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.02 - The Three Steps of Nature,
540:The moments are Fate’s thoughtsWatching me. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act III,
541:The more we know the more we can see that we do not know. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
542:This too must now be overpassed and left ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
543:Thou art thyself the author of thy pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
544:Unity is as strong a principle in Nature as division. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.21 - The Ascent of Life,
545:We must live as a nation before we can live in humanity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Opinion and Comments,
546:When Love desires Love,    Then Love is born. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
547:With pain and labour all creation comes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
548:Words are but ghosts unless they speak the heart. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
549:A secret Will compels us to endure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
550:A thrill that smites the nerves is music’s spell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
551:A whole mysterious world is locked within. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
552:Clouds from Zeus come and pass; his sunshine eternal survives them. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
553:Each soul is the great Father’s crucified Son, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries,
554:Equality is the very sign of liberation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.11 - The Perfection of Equality,
555:Everything is a poise of contrary energies. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga Heraclitus - IV,
556:For each his difficult goalHewn out of infinite possibility. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
557:If the need is a true one, the means to do it will come spontaneously. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
558:Ignorance is a self-oblivion of Being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.15 - Reality and the Integral Knowledge,
559:Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ~ , 1 Corinthians 13:7,
560:Love is the hoop of the godsHearts to combine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
561:Love itself is sweet enoughThough unreturned. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act II,
562:man carries the seed of the divine life in himself ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Faith and Shakti,
563:Receptivity is the capacity of admitting and retaining the Divine Workings. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
564:The evening sky,God’s canopy of blue sheltering our lives ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 12.01 - The Return to Earth,
565:The gods cannot, if they would, give themselves unasked. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I Bhawani Mandir,
566:The mind labours to think the Unthinkable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
567:The soul suffering is not eternity’s key, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
568:The sunlight was a great god’s golden smile. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
569:The Yogi knows by his capacity for a containing or dynamic identity with things and persons and forces. ~ The Mother,
570:To be equal is to be infinite and universal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.13 - The Action of Equality,
571:Two are the angels of God whom men worship, strength and enjoyment. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
572:what matters in a symbol is what it means for you. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III The Animal World,
573:When a force ceases to conquer, it ceases to live. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin The Awakening Soul of India,
574:When you stand in the light of the Supreme Consciousness, you must not make a shadow. ~ The Mother, Agenda 10 ,
575:Without reason life is a tangle of dreams, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
576:All awareness is power and all power conceals awareness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns to the Mystic Fire RV I.1.1,
577:All things embrace in death and the strife and the hatred are ended. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
578:And yet she cannot choose but labours on; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
579:A new ordeal always brings with it a new awakening. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Ideals Face to Face,
580:An idiot hour destroys what centuries made ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
581:A wide Compassion leans to embrace earth’s pain; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.29 - The Universal Incarnation,
582:But there is never any end when one has loved. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.2.02 - The Meditations of Mandavya,
583:Error is the comrade of our mortal thought ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
584:Faith fights for God, while Knowledge is waiting for fulfilment. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin In Either Case,
585:Falsehood lurks in the deep bosom of truth ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
586:Limited and divided being is ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda 1.02 - The Doctrine of the Mystics,
587:Man his passion prefers to the voice that guides from the immortals. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
588:Men die that man may live and God be born. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
589:Only the one who can give everything, enjoys the Divine All everywhere. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
590:Prayer is not a form of words but an aspiration. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Need of the Moment,
591:The body of God,The link of the finite with the Infinite, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri,
592:The characteristic energy of pure Mind is change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.03 - The Threefold Life,
593:The Divinity in man dwells veiled in his spiritual centre. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
594:The Formless and the Formed were joined in her: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
595:The gnostic soul is the child, but the king-child. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.24 - Gnosis and Ananda,
596:The master of my stars is heWho owns no master. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act V,
597:There is only one reality, there is only one life, there is only one consciousness: the Divine. ~ The Mother, CWM 11 ,
598:The supreme faith is that which sees God in all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.12 - The Way and the Bhakta,
599:Time was Eternity’s transparent robe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
600:What seemed the source and end was a wide gate, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
601:You cannot utterly die while the Power lives untired in your bosoms; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
602:A gossiping spirit is always an obstacle. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Himself and the Ashram Avoiding Gossip,
603:A gossiping spirit is always an obstacle. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Himself and the Ashram Avoiding Gossip,
604:All things Vary to keep the secret witness pleased. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act II,
605:Always a nameless goal beckons beyond, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
606:As Aurobindo and Teilhard de Chardin knew, the future of humankind is God-consciousness. ~ Ken Wilber, Up From Eden ,
607:A timeless mystery works out in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
608:A vast subliminal is man’s measureless part. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
609:Go on aspiring and the necessary progress is bound to come. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
610:He journeys sleepless through an unending night; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
611:In silence seek God’s meaning in thy depths, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
612:In the Alone there is no room for love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
613:My mind is a torch lit from the eternal sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
614:Physics is the most fundamental, and least significant, of the sciences. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality p.93,
615:Space is a stillness of God building his earthly abode. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Trance of Waiting,
616:Surely the steel grows dear in the land when a traitor can flourish.” ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
617:The All-Wonderful has packed heaven with his dreams, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
618:The Divine alone is the support that never fails. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Divine Is with You [14],
619:The help of Sri Aurobindo is constant; it is for us to know how to receive it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
620:The knot of the Ignorance is egoism. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: The Inhabiting Godhead Life and Action,
621:The law of the supermind is unity fulfilled in diversity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.27 - The Gnostic Being,
622:The ordinary man is not yet a rational being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Curve of the Rational Age,
623:The Word that ushers divine experience ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
624:The world is not cut off from Truth and God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
625:To the soul and Shakti in man nothing is impossible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Faith and Shakti,
626:To the soul and Shakti in man nothing is impossible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Faith and Shakti,
627:Unity the race moves towards and must one day realise. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Diversity in Oneness,
628:Above her brows where will and knowledge meet ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
629:All is their play:This whole wide world is only he and she. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
630:All life is either consciously or subconsciously a Yoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.01 - Life and Yoga,
631:Because others are mean is no reason to be mean yourself. 24 April 1933 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother 2020-08-29,
632:By itself the intelligence can only achieve talent. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Suprarational Beauty,
633:Every man is not only himself, he is that which he represents. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Facts and Opinions,
634:Heaven’s joys might have been earth’s if earth were pure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
635:He who seeks the Divine must consecrate himself to God and to God only. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
636:If you ask from within for peace, it will come. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Peace and Silence,
637:It is vision that sees Truth, not logic. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Poetry and Art Bertrand Russell,
638:Love the signOf one outblaze of godhead that two share. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Life Heavens,
639:Never say, I cannot. Look more closely, you will find that it means in reality, I want not. ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta,
640:nothing is truly vain the One has made ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
641:Only a slow advance the earth can bear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
642:Our dead selves come to slay our living soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
643:Soul determines Form & Action & is not determined by them. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad The Isha Upanishad,
644:The psychic is the support of the individual evolution ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I 1.05 - The Ascent of the Sacrifice - The Psychic Being,
645:The real truth of man is to be found in his soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Spiritual Aim and Life,
646:The sole timeless WordThat carries eternity in its lonely sound, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
647:The Unknown is not the Unknowable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Two Negations,
648:This darkness hides our nobler destiny. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
649:Tied up the spirit to golden posts of bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
650:When the path is known it is easy to tread upon it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Path of Yoga,
651:Worlds were many, but the Self was one. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
652:yoga: union with the Divine - by extension: the path which leads to this union ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
653:A beam of the Eternal smites his heart, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
654:Action solves the difficulties which action creates. Inaction can only paralyse and slay. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin ,
655:A vast disguise conceals the Eternal’s bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
656:Equality does not include inert acceptance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Equality - The Chief Support,
657:Fearless of death they must walk who would live and be mighty for ever. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
658:Have faith in the Divine, and go deep inside yourself. My help is always with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
659:He who seeks the Divine must consecrate himself to God and -- to God only. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.02,
660:How can I have more and more faith and calm, Mother? Aspiration and will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
661:Integral opening of the being towards the Divine: the first step of the ascent. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
662:Man’s conscience is a creation of his evolving nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Suprarational Good,
663:Nature’s vision climbs beyond her acts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
664:Nobler must kings be than natures of earth on whom Zeus lays no burden. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
665:Strong poisons are the only salvation in desperate diseases. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The New Ideal,
666:Such a reaction, the reaction of a mentality headed for a fall, is only too typical of man in transition. ~ Jean Gebser,
667:The tongue is always an easily erring member. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Depression and Despondency,
668:This world is in love with its own ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
669:This world of fragile formsCarried on canvas-strips of shimmering Time, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
670:Through glorious things and base the wheel of GodFor ever runs. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
671:Without a great ideal there can be no great movement. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I The Leverage of Faith,
672:Wrong could not come where all was light and love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
673:A mutual giving and receiving is the law of Life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 1.13 - The Lord of the Sacrifice,
674:Behind everything in life there is an Absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Reason as Governor of Life,
675:By Truth is the progress towards the Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda The Ashwins,
676:Faith is spontaneous knowledge in the psychic. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 3.03 - Faith and the Divine Grace,
677:Heaven is too high for outstretched hands to seize. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
678:Her signs still covered more than they revealed; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
679:How beautiful is the day when one can offer one's devotion to Sri Aurobindo. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
680:In finite things the conscious Infinite dwells: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
681:It becomes itself in the world by knowing itself; it knows itself by becoming itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
682:Life is to be found in the recesses of its own being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II 01.01 - The One Thing Needful,
683:Mind is only a preparatory form of our consciousness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.14 - The Supermind as Creator,
684:One has sometimes to deny God in order to find him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Spiritual Aim and Life,
685:Oneness is the soul of multitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
686:Perfect knowledge indeed leads to perfect love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.01 - Love and the Triple Path,
687:Perseverance: the decision to go to the very end ... [and] is patience in action ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
688:The Divine Grace comes in to help and save. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.4.01 - The Divine Grace and Guidance,
689:The great are strongest when they stand alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
690:The intuitive mentality is still mind and not gnosis. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.20 - The Intuitive Mind,
691:The lyric is a moment of heightened soul experience. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Form and the Spirit,
692:The movement that stores up and concentrates is no less needed than the movement that spreads and diffuses. ~ The Mother,
693:There is a freedom in each face of Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
694:There is no such thing as a mere accident. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Accidents,
695:The soul that can live alone with itself meets God; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
696:The spirit is doomed to pain till man is free. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
697:The Supermind using the Word is the creative Logos. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads The Supreme Word,
698:Time’s accidents are steps in its vast scheme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
699:Truth made the world, not a blind Nature-Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
700:Vision is the characteristic power of the poet. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
701:All knowledge is in oneself, in the knower. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings Things Seen in Symbols - II,
702:All sincere prayers are granted, but it may take some time to realise materially. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
703:All work must be play, but a divine play, played for the Divine, with the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
704:Each through his nature He leads and the world by the lure of His wisdom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
705:God is the one stable and eternal Reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
706:Hidden in the mortal’s heart the Eternal lives: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
707:His love has paved the mortal’s road to Heaven. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
708:It is good to have this unshakable faith - it makes your path easier and shorter. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
709:More primordial than any idea, beauty will be manifest as the herald and generator of ideas. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
710:She throws a glittering robe on Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
711:The best way of meeting difficulties is a quiet and calm confidence in the Grace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
712:The eternal Truth can manifest its truths in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.11 - The Master of the Work,
713:The more we concentrate on the goal, the more it blossoms forth and becomes precise. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
714:The poison of the world has stained his throat. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
715:The senses there were outlets of the soul; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
716:Vital desire grows by being indulged, it does not become satisfied. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Desire,
717:We cannot get strength unless we adore the Mother of strength. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I Bhawani Mandir,
718:Whatever comes to you, if you take it in the right spirit, will turn for the best. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
719:Yoga demands mastery over the nature, not subjection to the nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Desire,
720:A mistake one denies is a mistake one refuses to set right. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 2.3.08 - The Mother's Help in Difficulties,
721:...before Thee we bow down and implore that we may never forget all we owe to Thee. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
722:Darkness grew nurse to wisdom’s occult sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
723:Faith divines in the large what Knowledge sees distinctly and clearly. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin In Either Case,
724:Faith is only a will aiming at greater truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.14 - The Power of the Instruments,
725:Heal from above instead of struggling from below. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.15 - The Cosmic Consciousness,
726:Heaven’s wiser love rejects the mortal’s prayer; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
727:In Nature’s endless lines is lost the God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
728:Its faith is perfectibility, its watchword is progress. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.03 - The Threefold Life,
729:Nothing but a radical change of consciousness can deliver the world from its present obscurity. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
730:Our death is made a passage to new worlds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
731:Purity is to accept no other influence but only the influence of the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
732:She has a secret of will power which no other nation possesses. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The New Ideal,
733:The intelligent are intelligent only in patches. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.10 - The Three Modes of Nature,
734:The mind is a thing that dwells in diffusion, in succession. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.04 - Concentration,
735:There is a meaning in each play of Chance, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
736:The Word expresses that which is self-hidden in the Silence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.04 - Reality Omnipresent,
737:Without being possessed one does not possess oneself utterly. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.21 - The Ascent of Life,
738:With trust in the Divines Grace all obstacles can be surmounted. with my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
739:Alike ‘tis heaven,Rule or obedience to the one heart given. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Khaled of the Sea,
740:All Nature is a display and a play of God, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 5.7.1.07 - Involution and Evolution,
741:And plundered the Unknowable's vast estate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
742:Commercialism is still the heart of modern civilisation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Civilisation and Culture,
743:God is a hard master and will not be served by halves. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Wheat and the Chaff,
744:He has trod with bleeding brow the Saviour’s way. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
745:His days were a long growth to the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
746:In relation to the universe the Supreme is Brahman. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.01 - The Object of Knowledge,
747:Nothing can be done by the weak and so nothing is given to the weak. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Bhawanipur Speech,
748:Real faith is something spiritual, a knowledge of the soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I Morality and Yoga,
749:Renunciation is an indispensable instrument of our perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.05 - Renunciation,
750:Soonest is always bestWhen noble deeds are to be done. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Act II,
751:The Jiva is a spirit and self, superior to Nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.09 - The Release from the Ego,
752:Time is a convention of movement, not a condition of existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad The Isha Upanishad,
753:To be alone with the Divine is the highest of all privileged states for the sadhak. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV ,
754:Vision is not sufficient; one must become what inwardly one sees. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Self-Realisation,
755:When everything goes wrong, one must know how to remember that God is all-powerful. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
756:Yea, the soul of a man too is mightyMore than the stone and the mortar! ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
757:All the gods in a mortal body dwelt, bore a single name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems A Strong Son of Lightning,
758:Always do what you know to be the best even if it is the most difficult thing to do. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
759:A sun of wisdom in a miracled grove. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
760:A wide God-knowledge poured down from above, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
761:Even grief has joy hidden beneath its roots. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
762:Everything becomes, nothing is made. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 1.13 - The Stress of the Hidden Spirit,
763:Everything must be transformed by the knowledge of the Truth. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 6 May,
764:First we must live, afterwards we can learn to live well. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II 01.01 - The One Thing Needful,
765:It is only through life that one can reach to immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 1.02 - Karmayoga,
766:Love dwells in us like an unopened flowerAwaiting a rapid moment of the soul, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
767:Mental boldness: let your mind be capable of foreseeing the perfections of tomorrow. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
768:Never get excited, nervous or agitated. Remain perfectly calm in the face of all circumstances. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
769:Sadhana can go on in the dream or sleep state as well as in the waking. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep,
770:The abodeOf rapturous Love,The bright epiphany whom we name God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
771:The brain is impotent without the right arm of strength. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I The Writing on the Wall,
772:The gods use instruments,Not ask their consent. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Short Stories - I Act Five,
773:The imagination is like a knife which may be used for good or evil purposes. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
774:The law of the body arises from the subconscient or inconscient. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.27 - The Gnostic Being,
775:The light is everywhere, the force is everywhere. And the world is so small. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother MCW Vol. 15.,
776:The lyric which is poetry’s native expression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Course of English Poetry - II,
777:The principle of division is not proper to Matter, but to Mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.25 - The Knot of Matter,
778:The reason understands itself, but not what is beyond it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.20 - The Intuitive Mind,
779:The supermind lives in the light of spiritual certitudes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.20 - The Intuitive Mind,
780:The supreme divine nature is founded on equality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.11 - The Perfection of Equality,
781:Thought for a godlike birthBroadens the mould of our mortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Evolution - II,
782:Where Ignorance is, there suffering too must come. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
783:Without indomitable Faith or inspired Wisdom no great cause can conquer. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin In Either Case,
784:All is eternal in the eternal spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 1.13 - The Stress of the Hidden Spirit,
785:All problems of existence are essentially problems of harmony. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.01 - The Human Aspiration,
786:All spiritual life is in its principle a growth into divine living. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
787:Be quiet and confident and try to find me inside yourself, it will help you to sleep. ~ The Mother, White Roses Aug 5 1959,
788:By contact with the facts of life Art attains to vitality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.03 - The Threefold Life,
789:Comparison with others brings in a wrong standard of values. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Ego and Its Forms,
790:Credence, when mediocrity multipliedEquals itself with genius. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Lines on Ireland,
791:Death is a passage, not the goal of our walk: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
792:Does God ever become angry with us? If yes, when? When you believe He is angry. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
793:Ever she circled towards some far-off Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
794:Falsehood is merely a wrong placing of the Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda 1.19 - The Victory of the Fathers,
795:Gratitude: A humble recognition of all that the Divine has done and is doing for you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
796:Having once seen God, man can have no farther object in life than to reach and possess Him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad ,
797:His Grace is always with those who want to progress and realise the Truth of tomorrow. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
798:Man is a creature blinded by the sunWho errs by seeing ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act III,
799:Perfection cannot come without self-knowledge and God-knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita Above the Gunas,
800:Pride is only one form of ego—there are ten thousand others. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Ego and Its Forms,
801:Sraddha: the soul's belief in the Divine's existence, wisdom, power, love and grace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
802:The condition of freedom is the search for truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings The Revival of Indian Art,
803:The difficulties you cannot overcome today will be overcome tomorrow or later on. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
804:The Divine is the unborn Eternal who has no origin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.07 - The Supreme Word of the Gita,
805:The heart is the meeting place of God and the Soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Soul and India’s Mission,
806:The soul is the watchful builder of its fate; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
807:The soul is the watchful builder of its fate; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
808:The soul that can live alone with itself meets God; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
809:To grieve is an insult to Sri Aurobindo who is here with us, conscious and alive. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
810:We live self-exiled from our heavenlier home. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
811:We renounce ourselves in order to find ourselves. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads The Supramental Godhead,
812:What is my true destiny? The true destiny is to reach the Divine Consciousness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
813:What we are, we know not; what we know, we cannot effect. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Action and the Divine Will,
814:Adventurers, we have colonised Matter’s night. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
815:All ran like hopes that hunt a lurking chance; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
816:Each man in this path has his own method of Yoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.05 - The Synthesis of the Systems,
817:Evolution is an inverse action of the involution. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.24 - The Evolution of the Spiritual Man,
818:For a subject people there is no royal road to emancipation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I The Leverage of Faith,
819:His business is to suggest and not to impose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings A System of National Education,
820:If you want union in the world, first unify the different parts of your own being. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
821:In this immoral and imperfect world even sin has sometimes its rewards. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Mantra,
822:It doesnt matter if the water is cold or warm if youre going to have to wade through it anyway. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
823:Knowledge will not come without self-communion, without light from within. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin In Either Case,
824:Perfect attachment to the Divine replaces all vital attractions and passions ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 128,
825:The earliest formula of Wisdom promises to be its last, -- God, Light, Freedom, Immortality ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
826:The pure intellectual direction travels away from life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.05 - The Divine Personality,
827:There is no other way than to persevere. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Human Relations and the Spiritual Life,
828:The Self of things is not their outward view,A Force within decides. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.19 - Parabrahman,
829:When naked of ego and mind it hears the Voice ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
830:Without heroism man cannot grow into the Godhead. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Suprarational Ultimate of Life,
831:A deeper interpretation greatened Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
832:All our existence is a constant creation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda Surya Savitri,
833:All pain and suffering are a sign of imperfection, of incompleteness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
834:all suffering in the evolution is a preparation of strength and bliss ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Self-Realisation,
835:All the values of the mind are constructions of ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV 4.22 - The supramental Thought and Knowledge,
836:Brahman is one, not numerically, but in essence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
837:Each finite is that deep InfinityEnshrining His veiled soul of pure delight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.65 - Form,
838:For the physical plane the work always repeated is the foundation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Work and Yoga,
839:Good, not utility, must be the principle and standard of good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Suprarational Good,
840:It is always the business of man the thinker to know. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.07 - The Knowledge and the Ignorance,
841:It is the going inward that most helps to deliver the nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Anger and Violence,
842:Love, joy and happiness come from the psychic. The Self gives peace or a universal Ananda. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - I ,
843:Once one is in full sadhana, sleep becomes as much a part of it as waking. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep,
844:Power can abase as well as elevate; nothing is more liable to misuse. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
845:Renunciation must be for us merely an instrument and not an objec. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.05 - Renunciation,
846:Self-conscious existence is the essential nature of the Being; that is Sat or Purusha. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
847:The Age of Nations is past. The task before us now, if we would not perish, is to build the Earth. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
848:The aspiration is always the sign of the possibility and perseverance leads to the certitude of the realisation. ~ The Mother,
849:The mind forms or accepts the theories that support the turn of the being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Baha i Faith,
850:There is no greater bliss than that of being like a new born child in front of the Divine.With my blessings ~ The Mother,
851:When man is free in spirit, all other freedom is at his command. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Asiatic Democracy,
852:Will coloured by desire is an impure will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Purification - Intelligence and Will,
853:A city of ancient IgnoranceFounded upon a soil that knew not Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
854:All sentience is ultimately self-sentience. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads The Philosophy of the Upanishads,
855:All things are in Nature and all things are in God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.05 - The Synthesis of the Systems,
856:A prayer, a master act, a king idea Can link man's strength to a transcendent Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
857:Beauty is a sweet difference of the Same. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
858:Consider the Divine Life as the most important thing to obtain. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The True Aim of Life [7],
859:Equality, not indifference is the basis. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.08 - The Release from the Heart and the Mind,
860:Even now great thoughts are here that walk alone: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
861:Helped are the souls that wait more than strengths soon fulfilled and exhausted. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
862:Not only Spirit is one, but Mind, Life, Matter are one. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.15 - The Cosmic Consciousness,
863:Our chains are either a play or an illusion or both play & illusion. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad The Isha Upanishad,
864:Our greater truth of being lies behind: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
865:Say-'I have received his Grace: I must be worthy of it', and then all will be well. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
866:The body has an unexpressed knowledge of its own. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 5.05 - Supermind and Humanity,
867:The fatigue comes from the resistance and the worry, do not worry, let yourself go, and the fatigue will go also. ~ The Mother,
868:The inner must change before the outermost can follow. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I Transformation and the Body,
869:The life-work of a great man often does not begin till he dies. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Mustafa Kamal Pasha,
870:The lower is for us the first condition of the higher. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.07 - The Knowledge and the Ignorance,
871:The mind and the vital are much more full of ego than the body. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Ego and Its Forms,
872:There is no greater courage than that of recognising ones own mistakes With my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
873:The song that nerves the nation’s heart is in itself a deed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I The Writing on the Wall,
874:The song that nerves the nation’s heart is in itself a deed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I The Writing on the Wall,
875:The stumbling-block of romanticism is falsity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Movement of Modern Literature - I,
876:To each his own difficulties seem enormous and radical. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.2.01 - The Call and the Capacity,
877:To follow the path to the end, one must be armed with a very patient endurance. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.3.5.05 - The Path,
878:Truth shines far from the falsehoods of the world; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
879:We move as we must,Not as we choose, whatever we may think. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Act II,
880:young portress brightWho opens to our souls the worlds of light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Fear of Death,
881:All is one in self, but all is variation in the phenomenon. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.05 - The Divine Truth and Way,
882:All spiritual experience is experience of the Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.06 - Reality and the Cosmic Illusion,
883:Always we bear in us a magic keyConcealed in life’s hermetic envelope. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
884:A mighty shuddering coil of ecstasy Crept through the deep heart of the universe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
885:Boundary lines, of any type, are never found in the real world itself, but only in the imagination of the mapmakers. ~ Ken Wilber,
886:By identity alone can complete and real knowledge exist. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.01 - Love and the Triple Path,
887:Easy are mortalHearts to be bent by Fate and soon we consent to our fortunes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
888:In the shadow of death may we not look back to the past, but seek in utter darkness the dawn of God. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
889:It is by the thought that we dissipate ourselves in the phenomenal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.04 - Concentration,
890:It is never in vain that an ardent and sincere prayer is addressed to the Divine's Grace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
891:It is the seeing mind that is the master of poetic utterance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Word and the Spirit,
892:It is when one mixes up sex and spirituality that there is the greatest havoc. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Second Sex,
893:Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
894:Let this be our one need in life, to realise the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The True Aim of Life [3],
895:Life here is God, the materials of Life here are God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad A Commentary on the Isha Upanishad,
896:Love is a yearning of the One for the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
897:No Law is absolute, because only the infinite is absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.27 - The Sevenfold Chord of Being,
898:Ominous beings passed him on the roadWhose very gaze was a calamity: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
899:Oneness and multiplicity are poles of the same Reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.07 - The Knowledge and the Ignorance,
900:One should not think too much of food either to indulge or unduly to repress. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Food,
901:Order is indeed the law of life, but not an artificial regulation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Diversity in Oneness,
902:Problems are the creations of mental ignorance seeking for knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.27 - The Gnostic Being,
903:Reason is science, it is conscious art, it is invention. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Reason as Governor of Life,
904:Stop thinking of the adverse forces and they will have no power over you. My force is always there to protect you. ~ The Mother,
905:The Divine's love and knowledge must always govern our thoughts and actions. 24 July 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
906:The growth of the god in man is man’s proper business. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works,
907:The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
908:The universe is a self-creative process of a supreme Reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.20 - The Philosophy of Rebirth,
909:The wisdom of the Lover is justified and supported by the wisdom of the Seer. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin In Either Case,
910:this ego-centrism is our rock of safety against the cosmic and the infinite, our defense. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 241,
911:those who rely on the Divine will arrive in spite of all difficulties, stumbles or falls. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV ,
912:To be in full union with the Divine is the final aim. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.1.02 - The Aim of the Integral Yoga,
913:When mind is still, then Truth gets her chance to be heard in the purity of the silence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
914:A knowledge which became what it perceived. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
915:All finites are in their spiritual essence the Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.06 - Reality and the Cosmic Illusion,
916:A once living story has prepared and madeOur present fate, child of past energies. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
917:A point she had reached where life must be in vain Or, in her unborn element awake, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
918:A soul made ready through a thousand yearsIs the living mould of a supreme Descent. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
919:Desire always creates perturbation and even its fulfilment does not satisfy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Desire,
920:God in man is the whole revelation and the whole of religion. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Glory of God in Man,
921:Hid deep in man celestial powers can dwell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
922:I move in an ocean of stupendous LightJoining my depths to His eternal height. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Light,
923:India must remain India if she is to fulfil her destiny. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Indian Resurgence and Europe,
924:In him soul and Nature, equal Presences,Balance and fuse in a wide harmony. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
925:I shall always be with you, my dear little child, in the struggle and in the victory. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
926:Its builder is thought, its base the heart’s desire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
927:Love is the power and passion of the divine self-delight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.01 - Love and the Triple Path,
928:Mankind is still no more than semi-civilised. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India Indian Spirituality and Life - IV,
929:No anti-vital culture can survive. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India A Rationalistic Critic on Indian Culture - V,
930:Nothing can evolve out of Matter which is not therein already contained. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.10 - Conscious Force,
931:Nothing can exist which is not substance and power of Brahman. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.20 - The Philosophy of Rebirth,
932:...One must not go into the vital world without a special purpose or command and a special protection. ~ The Mother, White Roses ,
933:Religion has to be lived, not learned as a creed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings A System of National Education,
934:Religion is the seeking after the spiritual, the suprarational. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Suprarational Beauty,
935:Science will, in all probability,be increasingly impregnatedby mysticism. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, My Universe (1924) ,
936:Sheer objectivity brings us down from art to photography. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
937:The absolute immunity can only come with the supramental change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Illness and Health,
938:The beginning of Ignorance is a limitation of Knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.07 - The Knowledge and the Ignorance,
939:The one thing that man sees above the intellect is the spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Power of the Spirit,
940:THe soul cannot think the Divine but knows Him with certitude. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras of the Mother 26 December,
941:The true individual is behind veiled by the activities of the outer nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II the Silence,
942:This body which was once my universe,Is now a pittance carried by the soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Body,
943:What do obstacles matter? We shall always go forward. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Face and Overcome Difficulties,
944:When the aspiration is awake each day brings us nearer to the goal. With my blessings, ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
945:A great joy is always deep in our heart, and always we can find it there. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
946:All end and beginning presuppose something beyond the end or beginning. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.09 - The Pure Existent,
947:All forms are Thy dream-dialect of delight,O Absolute, O vivid Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.62 - Divine Sight,
948:A magic leverage suddenly is caughtThat moves the veiled Ineffable’s timeless will: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
949:And channel to earth-mind the wizard ray ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
950:An integral knowledge presupposes an integral Reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.15 - Reality and the Integral Knowledge,
951:As the darkness disappears, the inner doors too will open. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 7.05 - Patience and Perseverance,
952:Essential mentality is idealistic and a seeker after perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.03 - The Threefold Life,
953:Even the body shall remember God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
954:Everything will come in its time; keep a confident patience and all will be all right. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
955:Fate,The dim great presence, is but nature madeIrrevocable in its fruits. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Urvasie,
956:From step to step, from truth to truth, we shall climb ceaselessly until we reach the perfect realisation of tomorrow. ~ The Mother,
957:Good we have made by our thoughts and sin by our fear and recoiling; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.2.01 - The Descent of Ahana,
958:In the silence of the heart, you will receive the command. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Peace and Silence,
959:Music and thunder are the rhythmic chordsOf one majestic harp. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
960:Only the past fulfilled can conjure room to the future that presses. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.2.01 - The Descent of Ahana,
961:Pain with its lash, joy with its silver bribeGuard the Wheel’s circling immobility. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
962:Religion is in the human mind the first native. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India Indian Spirituality and Life - I,
963:The animal prepares human intelligence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.18 - The Evolutionary Process - Ascent and Integration,
964:The birds crying for heart’s happiness,Winged poets of our solitary reign ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 12.01 - The Return to Earth,
965:There is a darkness in terrestrial thingsThat will not suffer long too glad a note. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
966:There is a great power in the simple confidence of a child. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother November 17th,
967:Transmuted is ravishment’s minister,A high note and a fiery refrain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Life Heavens,
968:Whether it seem good or evil to men's eyes, Only for good the secret Will can work. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
969: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,
970:According to the status of the soul is the status of the Prakriti. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.22 - Vijnana or Gnosis,
971:A diversity in oneness is the law of the manifestation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.24 - The Evolution of the Spiritual Man,
972:A jingling silver laugh of anklet bellsTravelled the roads of a solitary heart; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.14 - The World-Soul,
973:All things are in nature and all things are in God, but for practical purposes we will differentiate between them. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
974:A perfect face amid barbarian faces,A perfect voice of sweet and serious rhyme, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
975:Bliss is her goal, but her road is through whirlwind and death-blast and storm-race. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
976:Death is his mask and immortality is his self-revelation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works,
977:Existence is a fundamental unity under a superficial diversity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad The Eternal in His Universe,
978:Few are always of one kind and none is entire in his kind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.10 - The Three Modes of Nature,
979:God found in Nature, Nature fulfilled in God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
980:He is the adventurer and cosmologistOf a magic earth’s obscure geography. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
981:He is the explorer and the marinerOn a secret inner ocean without bourne. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
982:His is a search of darkness for the light,Of mortal life for immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
983:If one learns all by oneself, the chances are that one will learn all wrong. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 2.11 - The Guru,
984:It is when one feels like a blind man that one begins to be ready for the illumination. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
985:Life is an infinite Force working in the terms of the finite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 3.04 - The Spirit in Spirit-Land after Death,
986:Mind-Energy, Life-Energy, material Energy are different dynamisms of one World-Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.06 - The Transformation of Dream Life,
987:Most people do not really choose—they undergo the play of the forces. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I 5.4.01 - Occult Knowledge,
988:Nature is God’s power of various self-becoming, ātma-vibhūti. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Theory of the Vibhuti,
989:Nor punishes. Impartially he dealsTo every strenuous spirit its chosen reward. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Urvasie,
990:One has to persevere until the light conquers there. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Peace - The Basis of the Sadhana,
991:Specialisation paralyses, ultra-specialisation kills. Palaeontology is littered with such catastrophes. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
992:The disciples judge the forms by the Master. Outsiders judge the Master by the forms. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 202,
993:The form is phenomenon, the idea is reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 1.13 - The Stress of the Hidden Spirit,
994:The future is in the hands of those who can give tomorrow's generations valid reasons to live and hope. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
995:The Power that acts in us is not our force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
996:There can be no physical life without an order and rhythm. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Practical Concerns in Work,
997:The strength is always with you to be always faithful to the Divine Will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Faithfulness,
998:The vital and physical life, a human edition of the animal round. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Civilisation and Culture,
999:Too heavy falls a Shadow on man’s heart;It dares not be too happy upon earth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
1000:When least defaced, then is it most divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1001:All existences are instinct with the life of the one indivisible Spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.01 - The Two Natures,
1002:All ignorance is a penumbra which environs an orb of knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.04 - The Divine and the Undivine,
1003:All variations resolve themselves into an unity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads The Philosophy of the Upanishads,
1004:But for one who has faith in the Divine Grace, the return to the Light becomes easy. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
1005:Divine compassion which strengthens the arm and clarifies the knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.05 - Renunciation,
1006:Energy distributes itself, but never really dissipates itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga Heraclitus - V,
1007:Faith is the first condition of success in every great undertaking. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I The Leverage of Faith,
1008:For the plenitude of His light we invoke the Divine to awaken in us the power to express Him. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1009:If one reads Sri Aurobindo carefully one finds the answers to all that one wants to know. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
1010:In every heart is hidden the myriad One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 09.02 - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1011:In the subconscient knowledge or consciousness is involved in action, for action is the essence of Life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, TLD 1.08-9,
1012:Matter was not ultra-materialized as I would at first have believed, but was instead metamorphosed into Psyche. ~ Teilhard de Chardin,
1013:My God is love and sweetly suffers all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 09.02 - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1014:None who has not been prodigal of his best has ever risen to greatness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II More about Unity,
1015:Nothing we think or do is void or vain;Each is an energy loosed and holds its course. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.04 - The Quest,
1016:One step firmly taken makes easier all the others. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Purification - The Lower Mentality,
1017:Reduce your ideal to a system and it at once begins to fail. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Reason as Governor of Life,
1018:The Divine Force can always do more than the personal effort. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II The Divine Force in Work,
1019:The mighty perish in their might;The slain survive the slayer. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry 7.3.14 - The Tiger and the Deer,
1020:The only important thing is to follow the Divine's truth with love and joy. My blessings ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 9 May,
1021:The only thing worth living for is to serve the Divine. January 1966 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The True Aim of Life [5],
1022:The self of things is an infinite indivisible existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Delight of Existence,
1023:The trudge of Time changed to a splendid march; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
1024:The war of thoughts that fathers the universe, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1025:To lift our hopes heaven-high and to extend themAs wide as earth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Act I,
1026:To see Thy Victory in all circumstances is certainly the best way of helping It to come. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 240,
1027:Truth is followed as the path to the divine beatitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda To Bhaga Savitri,
1028:Turn towards the Divine, all your sufferings will disappear. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 4.04 - Weaknesses,
1029:Unity is sweet substance of the heartAnd not a chain that binds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
1030:Vital forces want neither liberation nor transformation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Attacks by the Hostile Forces,
1031:We are one, after all, you and I;together we suffer.together exist,and forever will recreate each other. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
1032:Whatever the difficulty if we keep truly quiet the solution will come. With my blessings, ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
1033:Where there is life, there is always a hope of better things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Curve of the Rational Age,
1034:454. In those whom God loves, have delight; on those whom He pretends not to love, take pity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
1035:All the hundred separate paths meet in the Eternal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.01 - The Principle of the Integral Yoga,
1036:An entry into the gnostic consciousness would be an entry into the Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
1037:An integral knowledge is the aim of the conscious evolution. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Memory,
1038:Apparent evil is often the shortest way to the good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga The Strength of Stillness,
1039:A Silence that was Being’s only word,The unknown beginning and the voiceless end ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Adwaita,
1040:A single occupation, a single aim, a single joy - the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
1041:Development into forms is an imperative rule of effective manifestation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.01 - Life and Yoga,
1042:Here and not elsewhere the highest Godhead has to be found. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works,
1043:How should I meditate? Fix your mind on the aspiration and dismiss everything else. ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
1044:If we cannot define the Eternal, we can unify ourselves with it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.11 - The Modes of the Self,
1045:In activity and in silence, in taking and in giving, always the glad remembrance of Thee. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1046:In every being and object God dwells concealed and discoverable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.08 - God in Power of Becoming,
1047:It is only through consciousness that we can approach Being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.07 - The Knowledge and the Ignorance,
1048:Man demands miracles that he may have faith; he wishes to be dazzled in order that he may see ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
1049:No human law is the absolute expression of the divine justice, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga Heraclitus - VI,
1050:One cannot cease to be individually except by being infinitely. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 3.04 - The Spirit in Spirit-Land after Death,
1051:One will pass through as many stages as it is necessary to take, but one will arrive. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.3.5.05 - The Path,
1052:Only in the spiritual self can we possess the true unity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.08 - The Liberation of the Spirit,
1053:O worshipper of the formless Infinite,    Reject not form, what dwells in it is He. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.65 - Form,
1054:Each day was a spiritual romance, As if he was born into a bright new world; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.02 - The Growth of the Flame,
1055:Regard the nation as a necessary unit but no more in a common humanity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin The Doctrine of Sacrifice,
1056:Rely on the Mother always. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III Experiences on the Subtle Physical,
1057:Some day surelyThe world too shall be saved from death by love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act III,
1058:The high meets the low, all is a single plan. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1059:The Lord is there, not only in that self, but in Nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Fullness of Spiritual Action,
1060:The realisation of the Self as Sachchidananda is the aim of human existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Self-Realisation,
1061:There knowledge needs not words to embody Idea; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1062:The stars are laboratories in which the evolution of matter proceeds in the direction of large molecules. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
1063:The strength of Europe is in details, the strength of Asia in synthesis. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Asiatic Role,
1064:This higher scheme of being is our causeAnd holds the key to our ascending fate; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
1065:We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
1066:What we call the Ignorance is a cloaked Knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 5.08 - Supermind and Mind of Light,
1067:An all-inclusive concentration is the difficult achievement towards which we must labour ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
1068:A single word lets loose vast agencies;A casual act determines the world’s fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
1069:Brahman self-extended in Space and Time is the universe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
1070:Closeness to the Divine will always grow with the growth of consciousness, equanimity and love. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1071:Colour was a visible tone of ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1072:Fear is more even of a nervous sensation than an emotion. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.05 - The Instruments of the Spirit,
1073:Grief too long continued does not help but delays the journey of the departed soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I 3.04 - The Spirit in Spirit-Land after Death,
1074:Identification with the body is an error, not an illusion. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II The Adwaita of Shankaracharya,
1075:In us the secret Spirit can inditeA page and summary of the Infinite, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.59 - The Hill-top Temple,
1076:It was to amuse himself God made the world.For He was dull alone! ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act II,
1077:Knowledge and Ignorance are in their nature subjective. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III Inner Experience and Outer Life,
1078:Let us give ourselves without reserve to the Divine, so best shall we receive the Divine Grace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1079:Nature creates and acts, the Soul enjoys her creation and action. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Field and its Knower,
1080:One of the two great steps in this Yoga is to take refuge in the Mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
1081:One who has made in sport the suns and seasMirrors in our being his immense caprice. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.37 - Lila,
1082:Our human knowledge is a candle burntOn a dim altar to a sun-vast Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal,
1083:Rare is the cup fit for love’s nectar wine,As rare the vessel that can hold God’s birth; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
1084:Rules us, who in the Brahmin and the dogCan, if He will, show equal godhead. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Baji Prabhou,
1085:She made earth her home, for whom heaven was too small. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1086:The Absolute is everywhere; it has to be seen and found everywhere. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.17 - The Soul and Nature,
1087:The business of poetry is to express the soul of man to himself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Ideal Spirit of Poetry,
1088:The Grace, the Grace alone can act. That alone can open the way, that alone can do the miracle. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1089:The main business of the heart, its true function is love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.14 - The Power of the Instruments,
1090:The reason deals with the finite and is helpless before the infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.22 - Vijnana or Gnosis,
1091:There is a power in the idea—a force of which the idea is a shape. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV 4.22 - The supramental Thought and Knowledge,
1092:There is a Power within that knows beyondOur knowings; we are greater than our thoughts, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
1093:There is no I nor thou, but only one divine Self equal in all embodiments. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.05 - Renunciation,
1094:The supreme greatness cannot come in poetry without the supreme beauty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Victorian Poets,
1095:The truth of ourselves lies within and not on the surface. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Delight of Existence,
1096:The white spiritual touch,The calm that broods in the deep Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
1097:True knowledge is not attained by thinking. It is what you are; it is what you become. ~ A B Purani, EVENING TALKS WITH SRI AUROBINDO ,
1098:What am I to do to get rid of these defects of my nature? Become more and more conscious. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1099:Whatever we do, we must always remember our aim. 7 December 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
1100:Whoever is too great must lonely live.Adored he walks in mighty solitude; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.02 - The Growth of the Flame,
1101:All she can do is marvellous in his sight:He revels in her, a swimmer in her sea, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
1102:A progressively perfect realisation in the body is the aim of human evolution. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Self-Realisation,
1103:Aspiration is a call to the Divine, will is the pressure of the conscious force on Nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
1104:Banish all thought from thee and be God’s void. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1105:Division of consciousness is the basis of the Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Supermind,
1106:Every individual man must be in little what the Cosmos is in large. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad The Eternal in His Universe,
1107:Form has a certain fixity which limits. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India A Rationalistic Critic on Indian Culture - VI,
1108:It is not possible really to possess what is not-self to us. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads The Supramental Godhead,
1109:Keep only my soul to adore eternallyAnd meet Thee in each form and soul of Thee. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 1.2.07 - Surrender,
1110:Knowledge is the foundation of a constant living in the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.01 - Love and the Triple Path,
1111:Let the Divine Consciousness be the leading power in your life. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
1112:Love dies before the lover in our breast:Our joys are perfumes in a brittle vase. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
1113:Man’s consciousness can be nothing else than a form of Nature’s consciousness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.10 - Conscious Force,
1114:Men work almost always without knowing for what they have worked. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Peril of the World-State,
1115:Night a path to unknown dawnsOr a dark clue to some diviner state. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1116:Obey thy nature and fulfil thy fate: Accept the difficulty and godlike toil ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
1117:Perfection is progressive, evolutive in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.07 - Standards of Conduct and Spiritual Freedom,
1118:Rhythm is the most potent, founding element of poetic expression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Recent English Poetry - II,
1119:Rise with the world in thy bosom,O Word gathered into the heart of the Ineffable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry the Ascent,
1120:Spiritual power in the present creates material power in the future. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II One More for the Altar,
1121:The conclusion is always the same: love is still the most powerful and still the most unknown energy of the world. ~ Teilhard de Chardin,
1122:The God of Force, the God of Love are one;Not least He loves whom most He smites. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 4.2.04 - Epiphany,
1123:The Grace is infinite for him who sincerely trusts the Grace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Trust in the Divine Grace and Help,
1124:The guru is always ready to give what can be given, if the disciple can receive. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 2.11 - The Guru,
1125:The materialist idea mistakes a creation for the creative Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.01 - The Object of Knowledge,
1126:The moon gliding amazed through heavenIn the uncertain wideness of the night. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri,
1127:Then with a magic transformation's speed They rushed into each other and grew one ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
1128:The poet is a magician who hardly knows the secret of his own spell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Word and the Spirit,
1129:The rational being is only a middle term of Nature’s evolution. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The End of the Curve of Reason,
1130:The sage is never alone... he bears in himself the Lord of all things. My Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 21 September,
1131:The world’s deep contrasts are but figures spunDraping the unanimity of the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Contrasts,
1132:Too often here the careless Mother leavesHer chosen in the envious hands of Fate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
1133:We must be governed by the guide within rather than by the opinions of men. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.05 - Renunciation,
1134:Whatever happens we must remain quiet and trust the Divine's Grace. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 25 October,
1135:What gives the force and joy of the work is however not physical but vital. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Work and Yoga,
1136:Where there is no limitation, there can be no pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads The Philosophy of the Upanishads,
1137:Accomplishment is without any doubt the fruit of patience. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Will and Perserverance,
1138:A deep spiritual calm no touch can swayUpholds the mystery of this Passion-play. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Life-Unity,
1139:A depression is always unreasonable as it leads nowhere. It is the most subtle enemy of the Yoga. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1140:A figure in the ineffable Witness' shrine ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness,
1141:After all, it is very simple, we have only to become what we are in the depths of our being. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1142:Alone of gods Death loves not gifts: he visitsThe pure heart as the stained. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
1143:A mental knowledge can always be blinded by the tricks of the vital. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV 4.22 - The supramental Thought and Knowledge,
1144:A new light shall break upon the earth, a light of Truth and Harmony. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras of the Mother 24 December,
1145:A perfected community also can exist only by the perfection of its individuals. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
1146:At the hour of danger a perfect quietness is required. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
1147:Calm heavens of imperishable Light,Illumined continents of violet peace, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
1148:Climbed back from Time into undying Self, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness,
1149:Daily we must aspire to conquer all mistakes, all obscurities, all ignorances. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1150:Every stumble is a needed paceOn unknown routes to an unknowable goal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
1151:Every symbol was a realityAnd brought the presence which had given it life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
1152:Form was a tenuous raiment of the soul: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1153:Imperfect is the joy not shared by all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1154:In all action there is an imperative of existence that seeks to be fulfilled. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.27 - The Gnostic Being,
1155:In the full realisation the body is within us, not we in it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II The Adwaita of Shankaracharya,
1156:It is a truth of the Infinite, one in an infinite diversity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.24 - The Evolution of the Spiritual Man,
1157:It is the Infinite’s blind minute abode.In that small flaming chariot Shiva rides. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Electron,
1158:It lived upon the margin of the Idea Protected by Ignorance as in a shell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1159:Men are fathers of their fate;They dig the prison, they the crown command. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Lines on Ireland,
1160:Necessity is the child of the spirit’s free self-determination. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga Karma and Freedom,
1161:Of what use are the godsIf they crown not our just desires on earth? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
1162:One must persist however long it takes, so only one can achieve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 7.05 - Patience and Perseverance,
1163:One should be able to see the faults of others without hatred. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Problems in Human Relations,
1164:Prakriti has to reveal itself as shakti of the Purusha. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.03 - The Psychology of Self-Perfection,
1165:Taste is natural and quite permissible so long as one is not the slave of the palate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Food,
1166:The aim of our life on earth is to become conscious of the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
1167:The calm delight that weds one soul to all,The key to the flaming doors of ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
1168:The characteristic of Life is desire and the instinct of possession. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Civilisation and Barbarism,
1169:The complete soul possesses all its self and all Nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 5.7.1.07 - Involution and Evolution,
1170:The human person is the sum total of a 15 billion year chain of unbroken evolution now thinking about itself ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
1171:The mind can hardly conceive unity except as an abstraction, a sum or a void. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad The Worlds - Surya,
1172:There is nothing impossible. We put this bar - this is possible, this is not. Like prisoners we imprison ourselves ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta,
1173:The sentinel love in man ever imaginesStrange perils for its object. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
1174:The soul cannot act by itself, it can only act through Nature and her modes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita Above the Gunas,
1175:The supreme Self is one, but the souls of the Self are many. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.24 - The Evolution of the Spiritual Man,
1176:The true quiet is within and no other will give you the condition you want. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.3.03 - Quiet and Calm,
1177:The wide-winged hymn of a great priestly windArose and failed upon the altar hills; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
1178:Truth and error live always together in the human evolution. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.24 - The Evolution of the Spiritual Man,
1179:Yes, my child, it is quite true that the Divine is the sole refuge - with Him is absolute safety. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1180:Yes, this is the true love, which is a force; it is the union that enables new possibilities to be realised... ~ The Mother, On Education ,
1181:Yoga of Bhakti is a matter of the heart and not of the intellect. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.02 - The Motives of Devotion,
1182:You must know what you want and want it with your whole will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Wrong Movements of the Vital,
1183:All error is a disfiguration of some misunderstood fragments of truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.12 - The Way of Equality,
1184:All in thyself and thyself in all dwelling,Act in the world with thy being beyond it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems the Ascent,
1185:All our thoughts, all our sentiments will move towards the Divine as a river towards the sea. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1186:All that we internally are is not ego, but consciousness, soul or spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.08 - The Supreme Will,
1187:All this infinite becoming is a birth of the Spirit into form. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 3.7.1.06 - The Ascending Unity,
1188:A man must be strong and free in himself before he can live usefully for others. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Opinion and Comments,
1189:A sincere heart is worth all the extraordinary powers in the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I 5.4.02 - Occult Powers or Siddhis,
1190:Errors are permitted to the mind because they open doors upon truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.12 - The Origin of the Ignorance,
1191:Even the animal is more in touch with a certain harmony in things than man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I Science and Yoga,
1192:God having entirely become Nature, Nature seeks to become progressively God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.06 - Man in the Universe,
1193:Is measured by the throbs of the soul’s pain, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 09.02 - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1194:Karma is only a machinery, it is not the fundamental cause of terrestrial existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I 3.1.15 - Rebirth,
1195:Look into the depths of your heart and you will see the Divine Presence. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 14 July,
1196:Most of what goes on today is a dissolution; but it is not just a dissolution, for “dissolution” also contains a “solution.” ~ Jean Gebser,
1197:My child, I have not abandoned you, and I am ready to forget, to efface all revolt. My help is always with you. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 1 ,
1198:Nature must flower into artAnd science, or else wherefore are we men? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
1199:One must do things with all the ardour of one's soul, with all the strength of one's will. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 ,
1200:Our consciousness a torch that plays Between the Abyss and a supernal Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Man of the Mediator,
1201:The essence of consciousness is the power to be aware of itself and its objects. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
1202:The highest heavens of the cosmic plan are subject to a return to rebirth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.03 - The Supreme Divine,
1203:The ideal creates the means of attaining the ideal, if it is itself true. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Ideals Face to Face,
1204:The joy of the soul in the dualities is the secret of the mind’s pleasure in living. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 1.19 - Equality,
1205:The malady of the world is that the individual cannot find his real soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.23 - The Double Soul in Man,
1206:The mind is an inveterate divider of the indivisible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.13 - The Difficulties of the Mental Being,
1207:The miraculous Inconscient,A subtle wizard skilled, was at its task. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1208:The original Desire born in the VoidPeered out. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1209:The real difficulty is always in ourselves, not in our surroundings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings The Real Difficulty,
1210:The root of the past is the source from which the future draws its sap. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II 01.01 - The One Thing Needful,
1211:This cosmic Nature’s balance is not oursNor the mystic measure of her need and use. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
1212:We must not only see God and embrace Him, but become that Reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.02 - The Status of Knowledge,
1213:Whatever work you do, do it as perfectly as you can. That is the best service to the Divine in man ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1214:What is expressed is always only a part of what is behind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Power of Expression and Yoga,
1215:A dry and strong or even austere logic is not a key to Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Poetry and Art Bertrand Russell,
1216:Always joyfully accept what is given you by the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Gratitude and Faithfulness,
1217:And the Name, foundation of eternity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The World of Falsehood,
1218:Any advice? Be steady and confident. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
1219:A World-adventurer borne on Destiny’s wingGambles with death and triumph, joy and grief. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.37 - Lila,
1220:Brahman is in this world to represent Itself in the values of Life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.05 - The Destiny of the Individual,
1221:Desire is limitation and insecurity in a hunger for pleasure and satisfaction. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.05 - Renunciation,
1222:He who follows the steep path that climbs the heights can easily slip down into the abyss. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.3.5.05 - The Path,
1223:I have beheld the princes of the SunBurning in thousand-pillared homes of light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri,
1224:It is the Absolute who is all these relativities. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
1225:I wear the face of Kali when I kill,I trample the corpses of the demon hordes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
1226:Life creates institutions; institutions do not create, but express and preserve life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Passing Thoughts,
1227:Life-force is the dynamisation of a consciousness which exceeds it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.01 - The Object of Knowledge,
1228:Love is a passion and it seeks for two things, eternity and intensity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.03 - The Godward Emotions,
1229:Man moves towards something which fulfils the universe by transcending it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Knowledge and Ignorance,
1230:Mind cannot possess the infinite, it can only suffer it or be possessed by it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.18 - Mind and Supermind,
1231:Moral evil is in reality a form of mental disease or ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Delight of Existence,
1232:Music deepens the emotions and harmonises them with each other. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings The National Value of Art,
1233:Neither the ethical being nor the aesthetic being is the whole man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Aesthetic and Ethical Culture,
1234:No power can slay my soul; it lives in Thee.Thy presence is my immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 1.18 - The Divine Worker,
1235:One has not only to be sincere but to be faithful through all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.4.01 - The Divine Grace and Guidance,
1236:One who is not self-ruler, cannot be master of his surroundings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.11 - The Perfection of Equality,
1237:Perfect love is inconsistent with the admission of the motive of fear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.03 - The Godward Emotions,
1238:Reason can only establish half-lights and a provisional order. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Suprarational Ultimate of Life,
1239:The infinity of the One pours itself out and possesses itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.15 - Reality and the Integral Knowledge,
1240:The Master of man and his infinite Lover,He is close to our hearts, had we vision to see. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.02 - Who,
1241:The physical consciousness is constitutionally ignorant. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Difficulties of the Physical Nature,
1242:The soul in man is greater than his fate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1243:The strength of every particular individual is the strength of God and not his own. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Facts and Opinions,
1244:The touch of his hands is the alchemist of a miraculous transformation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Mystery of Love,
1245:The universe is an endless masquerade:For nothing here is utterly what it seems; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
1246:The way to liberation is to turn from the outward to the inward. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works,
1247:To whatsoever living form I turnI see my own body with another face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Indwelling Universal,
1248:Transform reason into ordered intuition; let all thyself be light. This is thy goal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga ,
1249:Yoga is the unravelling of the knot of Life’s difficulty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.03 - The Psychology of Self-Perfection,
1250:Yoga is the unravelling of the knot of Life’s difficulty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.03 - The Psychology of Self-Perfection,
1251:252. I have failed, thou sayest. Say rather that God is circling about towards His object. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 3.1.10 - Karma,
1252:265. Care not for time and success. Act out thy part, whether it be to fail or to prosper. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 3.1.10 - Karma,
1253:Above the world the world-creators stand,In the phenomenon see its mystic source. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
1254:An opulent beauty of passionate differenceThe recurring beat that moments God in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
1255:As with the figure of a symbol danceThe screened Omniscient plays at Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Dual Being,
1256:Bhakti and Karma cannot be perfect and enduring unless they are based upon Jnana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I Bhawani Mandir,
1257:...Big Bang which was really the roaring laughter of God voluntarily getting lost for the millionth time. ~ Ken Wilber, Up From Eden p. 328,
1258:Each finite thing I see is a façade;From its windows looks at me the Illimitable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.56 - Omnipresence,
1259:Faith is the surest guide in the darkest days. 16 August 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 3.03 - Faith and the Divine Grace,
1260:Fate revealed a chain of seeing Will; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1261:Form cannot unveil the indwelling Power;Only it throws its symbols at our hearts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri,
1262:Freedom and not a skilful subjection is the true means of mastery. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.02 - The Three Steps of Nature,
1263:From light lips and casual thoughtsThe gods speak best as if by chance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
1264:God is Beauty and Delight hidden in the variation of his masks and forms. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Suprarational Beauty,
1265:Heart feels for heart, limb cries for answering limb;All strives to enforce the unity all is. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
1266:Here chaos sorts itself into a world, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1267:Hidden in an earthly garment that survives,I am the worldless being vast and free. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Conscious Immortality,
1268:If the body is left insufficiently nourished, it will think of food more than otherwise. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Food,
1269:Impose not on the mortal’s tremulous breastThe dire ordeal that foreknowledge brings; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
1270:In all pursuits, intellectual or active, your one motto should be, Remember and Offer. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
1271:INDIA MUST BE REBORN, BECAUSE HER REBIRTH IS DEMANDED BY THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I Bhawani Mandir,
1272:It is not what you do but the spirit in which you do it that is important for the integral Yoga. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
1273:It is the mind that turns concrete realities into abstractions. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III Experiences and Realisations,
1274:It is the Self who has become all these becomings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
1275:Man’s virtue, a coarse-spun ill-fitting dress,Apparels wooden images of Good; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal,
1276:Memory is only a process of consciousness, a utility. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Memory,
1277:Outward circumstances are only a cover for the real workings of the spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Faith and Shakti,
1278:Psychotherapy may begin with the primitive, but it must end with the divine, for both are integral factors in the human mind. ~ Dion Fortune,
1279:Should I try meditation? It is not necessary if your work is a constant offering to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
1280:That is always the end at which we arrive and we can only escape it by refusing to complete the journey. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
1281:The destiny of India will not wait on the falterings and failings of individuals. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I Bhawani Mandir,
1282:The free spirit can stand fearless before even the biggest forces of Nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I Morality and Yoga,
1283:The life of a man is unfulfilled unless he has found the Divine. 2 June 1972 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
1284:The reason deals successfully only with the settled and the finite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Reason as Governor of Life,
1285:The sattwic quality is a first mediator between the higher and the lower nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita Deva and Asura,
1286:The truth above shall wake a nether truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1287:Think of the Divine alone and the Divine will be with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
1288:To break up the form is to injure the spirit’s self-expression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India “Is India Civilised?” - I,
1289:To understand the Divine we must have no more preferences. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.05 - The Ways of Working of the Lord,
1290:Violence in ordinary Nature does not justify violence in a spiritual work. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Anger and Violence,
1291:All grief is born of the shrinking of the ego from the contacts of existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Conclusion and Summary,
1292:All the terrestrial past of the world is there summarised in man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 3.7.1.06 - The Ascending Unity,
1293:All we have done is ever still to do.All breaks and all renews and is the same. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
1294:A lying reality is falsehood’s crownAnd a perverted truth her richest gem. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
1295:A pure intuition is a rare occurrence in our mental activity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Supermind,
1296:... a shadow depends on light for its existence, but light does not depend for its existence on the shadow ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
1297:Behind all eyes I meet Thy secret gazeAnd in each voice I hear Thy magic tune: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.61 - Because Thou Art,
1298:Earth’s pains were the ransom of its prisoned delight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1299:For the most part men are the slaves of their associations. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads On Translating the Upanishads,
1300:Here dreadfully entangled love and hateMeet us blind wanderers mid the perils of Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
1301:I'm re-reading Savitri. Lucky man! I would love to read it again. And the more you read, the more marvellous it becomes. ~ The Mother,
1302:In a small corner of infinity,Our lives are inlets of an ocean’s force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1303:It is only the Grace that can bring the real supramental change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I The Supramental Transformation,
1304:Kali (Iron Lords of Time)Am love, am passion; I create the world.I am the only Brahma. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Kama,
1305:Nothing happens in the cosmic playBut at its time and in its foreseen place. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Destined Meeting-place,
1306:Ravenous waves that marchWith blue fierce nostrils quivering for prey, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Flower Adornment Sutra (Avatamsaka Sutra) Prologue,
1307:Science, philosophy and religion are bound to converge as they draw nearer to the whole. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon Of Man ,
1308:The ally who helps, may also covet. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest To Motilal Roy,
1309:The beginning of wisdom, perfection and beatitude is the vision of the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Self-Realisation,
1310:The Divine manifests upon earth whenever and wherever it is possible. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
1311:The joy of perfect union can come only when what has to be done is done. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.04 - Relationship with the Divine,
1312:The limbs were trembling densities of soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1313:The nation must exist before it can sacrifice its interests for a higher good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin The Doctrine of Sacrifice,
1314:The perfect path: for each one the path which leads fastest to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Path of Yoga,
1315:There can be no immortality of the body without supramentalisation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I Transformation and the Body,
1316:There is no body without soul, no body that is not itself a form of soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.20 - The Philosophy of Rebirth,
1317:The spiritual life of India is the first necessity of the world’s future. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II One More for the Altar,
1318:The Will is mightier than any law, fate or force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad The Ishavasyopanishad with a Commentary in English,
1319:To understand the Divine one must become the Divine. 24 May 1972 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Ways of Working of the Lord [25],
1320:Vainly man, crouched in his corner of safety, shrinks from the fatalLure of the Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
1321:What the mind wants is not at all always what is intended in a larger purpose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I 5.4.01 - Occult Knowledge,
1322:What we call unconsciousness is simply other-consciousness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.12 - The Realisation of Sachchidananda,
1323:Where there is not the personal egoism of the doer, desire becomes impossible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 1.18 - The Divine Worker,
1324:Absolute equality is non-existent in this world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Formation of the Nation-Unit - The Three Stages,
1325:A cricket’s rash and fiery single note,It marked with shrill melody night’s moonless hush ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.14 - The World-Soul,
1326:Addressed to the One Supreme Lord, There is no other sin, no other vice than to be far from Thee. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 240,
1327:All experience lies within us as passive or potential memory. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings A System of National Education,
1328:All world is expression or manifestation, creation by the Word. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda Brihaspati,
1329:An evil environment worsened evil souls: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The World of Falsehood,
1330:At the top of the head or above it is the right place for yogic concentration in reading or thinking. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
1331:Being dwelling in consciousness upon itself for bliss, this is the divine Tapas. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.04 - Concentration,
1332:But within there is a soul and above there is Grace. 'This is all you know or need to know' ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Poetry And Art ,
1333:Cosmos cannot be governed by a Power that does not transcend cosmos. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.07 - The Supreme Word of the Gita,
1334:Democracy has travelled from the East to the West in the shape of Christianity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Asiatic Democracy,
1335:Error is continually the handmaid and pathfinder of Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Two Negations,
1336:For Life is Force and Force is Power and Power is Will and Will is the working of the Master-consciousness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
1337:In a world of beings and momentary eventsWhere all must die to live and live to die. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.13 - In the Self of Mind,
1338:In its essentiality all is divine even if the form baffles or repels us. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.04 - The Divine and the Undivine,
1339:It is He in the sun who is ageless and deathless,And into the midnight His shadow is thrown. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.02 - Who,
1340:Which of Sri Aurobindo's books should I start with?The Life Divine.My blessings.11 March 1941 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
1341:Let us constantly aspire to be a perfect instrument for the Divine's work. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 27 August,
1342:Let us give joy to all, for joy is ours.For not for ourselves alone our spirits came ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 12.01 - The Return to Earth,
1343:Look at the simplicity of the Truth with a straight and simple gaze. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Depression and Despondency,
1344:Love in her was wider than the universe,The whole world could take refuge in her single heart. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
1345:Man is constantly acting upon man both by the silent and the spoken word. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads The Supreme Word,
1346:Man’s natural joy of life is overcastAnd sorrow is his nurse of destiny. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1347:Nobody can really help—only the Divine Grace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Interactions with Others and the Practice of Yoga,
1348:One can give not only one’s soul, but all one’s powers to the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.2.09 - Consecration and Offering,
1349:Our blind or erring government of life;A loose republic once of wants and needs. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
1350:Our works are part of an indivisible cosmic action. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.07 - Standards of Conduct and Spiritual Freedom,
1351:Out, out with the mind and its candle flares,Light, light the suns that never die. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Musa Spiritus,
1352:The Riddle of the WorldIf you can solve it, you will be immortal, but if you fail you will perish. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
1353:Purification is an essential means towards self-perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.04 - The Perfection of the Mental Being,
1354:Scattered on sealed depths, her luminous smileKindled to fire the silence of the worlds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
1355:The Dragon of the dark foundations keepsUnalterable the law of Chance and Death; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
1356:The eternal, the divine RealityHas faced itself with its own contraries. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1357:The ethical ideality one of the master impulses of the cultured being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Aesthetic and Ethical Culture,
1358:The great rule of life is to have no schemes but one unalterable purpose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Glory of God in Man,
1359:The hand that sent Jupiter spinning through heaven,Spends all its cunning to fashion a curl. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.02 - Who,
1360:The impossible is the hint of what shall be,Mortal the door to immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Our godhead calls us,
1361:The soul does not move, but motion of Nature takes place in its perfect stillness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad The Isha Upanishad,
1362:Three fundamental aspects of the Divine - the Individual or Immanent, the Cosmic and the Transcendent ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
1363:Through the shocks of difficulty and deathMan shall attain his godhead. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Flower Adornment Sutra (Avatamsaka Sutra) Prologue,
1364:Took the mind captive in its own net;His rigorous logic made the false seem true. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
1365:What is the right way of achieving lasting world unity? To realise the Consciousness of the ONE. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
1366:When, in our despair, we cry to the Divine, always He answers to our call. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras of the Mother 21 December,
1367:When waking up every morning, let us pray for a day of complete consecration. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 19 June,
1368:A great Negation was the Real’s faceProhibiting the vain process of Time: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
1369:All force is power or means of a secret spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India A Rationalistic Critic on Indian Culture - V,
1370:A psychic fire within must be lit into which all is thrown with the Divine Name upon it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
1371:Division ceased to be, for God was there. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The World of Falsehood,
1372:Each form and way of being has its own appropriate way of the delight of being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.23 - Man and the Evolution,
1373:Every breath of life is a breath too of death. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.10 - The Vision of the World-Spirit - Time the Destroyer,
1374:For nothing have we learned, but still repeatOur stark misuse of self and others’ souls. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
1375:From exchange we can rise to the highest possible idea of interchange. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga Heraclitus - VII,
1376:His knowledge scans bright pebbles on the shoreOf the huge ocean of his ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
1377:If birth is a becoming, death also is a becoming, not by any means a cessation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.03 - The Supreme Divine,
1378:Immensity was exceeded by a look,A Face revealed the crowded Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
1379:In each success a seed of failure lurks. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1380:In spite of death and evil circumstanceA will to live persists, a joy to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
1381:In vain was my prison of separate body made;His occult presence burns in every cell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.56 - Omnipresence,
1382:Life is not entirely real until it opens into the sense of the infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 1.13 - The Lord of the Sacrifice,
1383:Nationalism tempered by expediency is like the French despotism tempered by epigrams. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Opinion and Comments,
1384:Nationalism tempered by expediency is like the French despotism tempered by epigrams. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Opinion and Comments,
1385:Our hidden centres of celestial forceOpen like flowers to a heavenly atmosphere. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal,
1386:Our mind perhaps deceives us with its wordsAnd gives the name of doom to our own choice; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
1387:Pain affects us more intensely because it is abnormal to our being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Delight of Existence,
1388:Pass slowly through that perilous space,A prayer upon his lips and the great Name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
1389:Self-blame and self-condemnation, are the beginning of true ethics. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Delight of Existence,
1390:The darkness was the Omnipotent’s abode,Hood of omniscience, a blind mask of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Inconscient,
1391:The difference between knowledge and ignorance is a grace of the Spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.11 - The Master of the Work,
1392:The English Bible is a translation, but it ranks among the finest pieces of literature in the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Poetry and Art ,
1393:The finite is a circumstance and not a contradiction of the infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.06 - Reality and the Cosmic Illusion,
1394:The idea is a mighty force, even when it has no physical power behind it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin: The Right of Association Speech,
1395:The plants are very psychic, but they can express it only by silence and beauty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I Science and Yoga,
1396:The Truth is in you - but you must want it, in order to realise it. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother August 29th,
1397:The violent and hungry hounds of painTravelled through his body biting as they passed ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 08.03 - Death in the Forest,
1398:To be by oneself very much needs a certain force of inner life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Asceticism and the Integral Yoga,
1399:We are not the body, but the body is still something of ourselves. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II The Adwaita of Shankaracharya,
1400:Whatever is mechanical and artificial is inoperative for good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings A System of National Education,
1401:What help is in prevision to the driven?Safe doors cry opening near, the doomed pass on. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
1402:Will: power of consciousness turned towards effectuation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
1403:A Light there is that leads, a Power that aids; Unmarked, unfelt it sees in him and acts: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
1404:All here is a mystery of contraries:Darkness a magic of self-hidden Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
1405:All life is a Yoga of Nature seeking to manifest God within itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.05 - The Synthesis of the Systems,
1406:All light is but a flash from his closed eyes: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1407:Both the Being and the Becoming are truths of one absolute Reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.15 - Reality and the Integral Knowledge,
1408:But like a shining answer from the gods Approached through sun-bright spaces Savitri. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.03 - The Call to the Quest,
1409:By virtue of Creation, and still more the Incarnation, nothing here below is profane for those who know how to see. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
1410:Desire is the root of all sorrow, disappointment, affliction. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Purification - The Lower Mentality,
1411:Destruction is the first condition of progress. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.10 - The Vision of the World-Spirit - Time the Destroyer,
1412:Earth’s grain that needs the sap of pleasure and tearsRejected the undying rapture’s boon: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
1413:Even the most successful victor receives much from the vanquished. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India “Is India Civilised?” - II,
1414:Even the profoundest and surest political instinct is not wisdom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Ancient and Modern Methods of Empire,
1415:For the key is hid and by the Inconscient kept; The secret God beneath the threshold dwells. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
1416:God prepares, but He does not hasten the ripening of the fruit before its season. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin The Doctrine of Sacrifice,
1417:Heaven ever young and earth too firm and oldDelay the heart by immobility: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
1418:He mastered the tides of Nature with a look:He met with his bare spirit naked Hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
1419:He puts on joy and sorrow like a robeAnd drinks experience like a strengthening wine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
1420:His pains are her means to grow, to see and feel;His death assists her immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
1421:However long the journey may be and however great the traveller, at the end is always found exclusive reliance on the Divine Grace. ~ The Mother,
1422:If one wants to do a divine work upon earth, one must come with tons of patience and endurance. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
1423:I guide man to the path of the DivineAnd guard him from the red Wolf and the Snake. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
1424:I have a sweet little Mother Who lives in my heart; We are so happy together, We shall never part. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
1425:In sincerity is the certitude of victory. Sincerity! Sincerity! How sweet is the purity of thy presence! ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1426:It is forces that effect great political changes, not moral sentiments or vague generosities. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin The Elections,
1427:Logic can serve any turn proposed to it by the mind’s preferences. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Poetry and Art Bertrand Russell,
1428:Love fulfilled does not exclude knowledge, but itself brings knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.01 - Love and the Triple Path,
1429:O Lord, in the depths of all that is, of all that shall be, is Thy divine and unvarying smile ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 240,
1430:One who has shaped this world is ever its lord:Our errors are his steps upon the way. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
1431:Only what the man admires and accepts, becomes part of himself; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings A System of National Education,
1432:Our earth is a fragment and a residue;Her power is packed with the stuff of greater worlds ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
1433:Poetry is a highly charged power of aesthetic expression of the soul of man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry New Birth or Decadence?,
1434:Poetry too is an interpreter of truth, but in the forms of an innate beauty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry New Birth or Decadence?,
1435:Purification is not complete till it brings about liberation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.04 - The Perfection of the Mental Being,
1436:Selfishness is to live for oneself and not for something greater than the self. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Ego and Its Forms,
1437:Sometimes we know them leastWhom most we love and constantly consort with. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Act III,
1438:Sri Aurobindo is constantly among us and reveals himself to those who are ready to see and hear him. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
1439:The human mind’s picture of heaven is the incessant repetition of an eternal monotone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
1440:The severest school of anarchism rejects all compromise with communism. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The End of the Curve of Reason,
1441:The soul is seated within and impervious to the shocks of external events. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Field and its Knower,
1442:This is sure that he and she are one;Even when he sleeps, he keeps her on his breast: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
1443:Those whom the Force has touched and taken up, belong thenceforth to the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.4.02 - The Divine Force,
1444:Thought was not there but a knowledge near and oneSeized on all things by a moved identity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.14 - The World-Soul,
1445:To clear the vital, you must get out of it all compromise with falsehood. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Nature of the Vital,
1446:To get rid of mortal body is not to get rid of mortal mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.13 - The Difficulties of the Mental Being,
1447:Tranquillity is a sign of increasing self-mastery and purity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.25 - The Higher and the Lower Knowledge,
1448:We must never forget that our goal is to manifest the Supramental Reality. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 25 May,
1449:Whatever you do, always remember the Divine. 5 May 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
1450:34. O Thou that lovest, strike! If Thou strike me not now, I shall know that Thou lovst me not. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 4.1 - Jnana,
1451:Action solves the difficulties which action creates. Inaction can only paralyse and slay. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Facts and Opinions,
1452:All is one Being, one Consciousness, one even in infinite multiplicity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.06 - Reality and the Cosmic Illusion,
1453:A spark of the eternal Fire, it cameTo build a house in Matter for the Unborn. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Miracle of Birth,
1454:Beauty and happiness are her native right,And endless Bliss is her eternal home. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
1455:Can You now say with certainty whether this supramental substance will help decisively to realise this new birth? EVIDENTLY. ~ The Mother,
1456:Each nation is a Shakti or power of the evolving spirit in humanity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India “Is India Civilised?” - I,
1457:Eternity drew close disguised as LoveAnd laid its hand upon the body of Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1458:Even Good she makes a hook to drag to Hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The World of Falsehood,
1459:Every man is knowingly or unknowingly the instrument of a universal Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.11 - The Master of the Work,
1460:Evil deforms and disguises good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.16 - The Integral Knowledge and the Aim of Life; Four Theories of Existence,
1461:Here in a difficult half-finished worldIs a slow toiling of unconscious Powers ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
1462:Here where our half-lit ignorance skirts the gulfsOn the dumb bosom of the ambiguous earth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
1463:He wades through mud to reach the Wonderful,And does what Matter must or Spirit can. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.4.01 - Man the Enigma,
1464:I believe that it is his message; all the rest are the preparations, but Savitri is the message. ~ The Mother, In 1963 to Satprem (MA 1963:86),
1465:In concentration and silence we must gather strength for the right action. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother November 8th,
1466:In the country of the lotus of the headWhich thinking mind has made its busy space, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
1467:It entered the mystic lotus in her head,A thousand-petalled home of power and light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 09.01 - Towards the Black Void,
1468:It is in the Divine that we shall always find all that we need. 17 April 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Divine Is with You [10],
1469:It is on the Silence behind the cosmos that all the movement of the universe is supported. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II the Silence,
1470:It is possible to be one with all, yet above all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.11 - The Vision of the World-Spirit - The Double Aspect,
1471:It is the idea which expresses itself in matter and takes to itself bodies. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin: The Right of Association Speech,
1472:It is the spirit within and not the mind without that is the fount of poetry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry New Birth or Decadence?,
1473:It is the tears, the bloodProdigally spent that build a nation’s greatness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Act III,
1474:Knowledge must be aggressive, if it wishes to survive and perpetuate itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Civilisation and Barbarism,
1475:Let us go to sleep with a prayer and wake with an aspiration for the New and Perfect Creation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The Human Aspiration,
1476:Lord, Thou hast told us: Do not give way, hold tight. It is when everything seems lost that all is saved. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
1477:Man, sole awake in an unconscious world,Aspires in vain to change the cosmic dream. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
1478:Mind as we know it is a power of the Ignorance seeking for Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Supermind,
1479:Mind is not the destined archangel of the transformation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Necessity of the Spiritual Transformation,
1480:Mystic daughter of Delight,Life, thou ecstasy,Let the radius of thy flightBe eternity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 1.06 - The Transformation of Dream Life,
1481:Naked my spirit from its vestures stands;I am alone with my own self for space. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Self’s Infinity,
1482:Not for a changeless littleness were you meant,Not for vain repetition were you built ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.03 - The Call to the Quest,
1483:One Brahman, one reality in Self and Nature is the object of all knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Field and its Knower,
1484:Our human ignorance moves towards the TruthThat Nescience may become omniscient, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
1485:Our thoughts;Where a free Wisdom works, they seek for a rule. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1486:Poems in largeness cast like moving worldsAnd metres surging with the ocean’s voice ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.02 - The Growth of the Flame,
1487:That which we call ourselves is only a trembling ray on the surface. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Delight of Existence,
1488:The Absolute is beyond stability and movement as it is beyond unity and multiplicity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.09 - The Pure Existent,
1489:The Divine's Presence is for us an absolute, immutable, invariable fact. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
1490:The ethical imperative comes not from around, but from within him and above him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Suprarational Good,
1491:The Immobile’s ocean-silence saw him pass, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1492:The Immobile’s ocean-silence saw him pass, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1493:The mysterious and unchanging changeOf the persistent movement we call Time ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1494:The world has three layers, infra-ethical, ethical and supra-ethical. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Delight of Existence,
1495:To know we have to go within ourselves and see with an inner knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Memory,
1496:To see things as parts, as incomplete elements is a lower analytic knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.17 - The Soul and Nature,
1497:We are always free to make our proposals to the Lord, but after all it is only His will that is realised. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
1498:We must gather ourselves in a calm resolution and an unshakable certitude. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother November 9th,
1499:We must rest at nothing less than the All, nothing short of the utter transcendence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.05 - Renunciation,
1500:When darkness was blind and engulfed within darkness,He was seated within it immense and alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.02 - Who,

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1:Integral Theory, which ~ Vishen Lakhiani,
2:An integral being knows without going, ~ Laozi,
3:An important lesson in Integral Education by ~ The Mother,
4:We are all an integral part of the chain of life. ~ Jacque Fresco,
5:In my free time I do differential and integral calculus. ~ Karl Marx,
6:I think Channel One was very integral in my career. ~ Maria Menounos,
7:The nanny goat is integral to Lucky Strike’s healing. ~ Lisa Wingate,
8:sostenible e integral. El cambio es algo deseable, pero ~ Pope Francis,
9:We are an integral part of beauty, not something separate. ~ Dewitt Jones,
10:Characterization is integral to the theatrical experience. ~ Robert Ludlum,
11:Forgetting is as integral to memory as death is to life. ~ Rabih Alameddine,
12:am integral with you, I too am of one phase and of all phases. ~ Walt Whitman,
13:Your state of mind is integral to how you will experience life. ~ Bryant McGill,
14:Perversity and obstinacy are integral tae the Scottish character. ~ Irvine Welsh,
15:Honesty has always been an integral part of my operation, really. ~ Russell Brand,
16:Women were integral to the Resistance. Why couldn’t men see that? ~ Kristin Hannah,
17:Bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love. ~ C S Lewis,
18:Being able to quit things that don't work is integral to being a winner ~ Tim Ferriss,
19:An integral and exclusive aspiration is sure to bring the Divine’s response. ~ The Mother,
20:Being able to quit things that don't work is integral to being a winner ~ Timothy Ferriss,
21:El hombre favorecido por la Fortuna se convierte en un imbécil integral. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
22:Remember: if you can cease all restless activity, your integral nature will appear. ~ Laozi,
23:Integrity requires that I discern what is integral to my selfhood, what fits ~ Parker J Palmer,
24:If untouchability is an integral part of Hinduism, the latter is a spent bullet. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
25:The information bomb gives rise to the integral and globally constituted accident. ~ Paul Virilio,
26:Failure is an integral part of life and that perfection is not of this world. ~ Arianna Huffington,
27:No matter how much we scorn it, kitsch is an integral part of the human condition. ~ Milan Kundera,
28:Technical knowledge has now become an integral aspect of the Iranian psyche. ~ Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
29:The quick, daily glance into the half darkness became an integral part of his life. ~ Fritz Leiber,
30:(acupuncture) and acutherapy are considered an integral part of veterinary medicine. ~ Ted Kerasote,
31:An integral being knows without going, sees without looking, and accomplishes without doing. ~ Lao Tzu,
32:Small freedoms are integral in the absence of a big freedom. It keeps a person sane. ~ Charmaine Pauls,
33:The best way to help the world is to transform oneself by an integral and intensive yoga. ~ The Mother,
34:Violating human rights is integral to the project of neoliberalism and global hegemony. ~ Arundhati Roy,
35:A welfare state, properly conceived, can be an integral part of a conservative society. ~ Irving Kristol,
36:Being political is an integral part of being Iranian. Our lives are defined by politics. ~ Shirin Neshat,
37:Spiritual warfare is an integral part of the entire Christian experience. It is a fact of life. ~ Anonymous,
38:A man doesn't go to drink coffee after climbing, coffee is integral part of the climbing. ~ Wolfgang Gullich,
39:An integral being knows without going, sees without looking, and accomplishes without doing. ~ Deepak Chopra,
40:Men like me feel that untouchability is no integral part of Hinduism, it is an excrescence. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
41:Any familiarity with photographic history shows that manipulation is integral to photography. ~ Martha Rosler,
42:In England, where I come from, fashion and music go hand in hand. They're integral to each other. ~ Don Letts,
43:It is not what you do but the spirit in which you do it that is important for the integral Yoga. ~ The Mother,
44:All we endured throughout the year was - but an integral part of our life’s learning & evolution. ~ Eleesha,
45:Wholeness does not mean perfection; it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life ~ Parker J Palmer,
46:Interplay and interaction are the integral parts of music - they're as important as the notes. ~ John McLaughlin,
47:Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. ~ Parker J Palmer,
48:An integral part of any relationship is knowing that you could be killed in your sleep at any time. ~ Trent Reznor,
49:I dream of a Digital India where cyber security becomes an integral part of our National Security. ~ Narendra Modi,
50:Music is a very integral part of the film, but it will not be as full of music as a Bollywood film. ~ Roland Joffe,
51:The arts are not a luxury. They are an integral part of our lives as individuals and as a nation. ~ Hillary Clinton,
52:Those who become entangled in these false ideas are prevented from perceiving the Integral Oneness. ~ Rene Magritte,
53:By this law of Love, Thy law, I want to live more and more integrally;to it unreservedly I give myself. ~ The Mother,
54:The school system is the homogenizing hopper into which we toss our integral tots for processing. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
55:Why separate your spiritual life and your practical life? To an integral being, there is no such distinction. ~ Laozi,
56:It was cool to wake up knowing your day would include someone else in a way that was integral to life. ~ Kristen Ashley,
57:În această lume, respectul de sine depinde integral de ceea ce ne mână de la spate să fm sau să facem. ~ Alain de Botton,
58:I never failed in mathematics. Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential and integral calculus. ~ Albert Einstein,
59:Our fans make the band. What they give we give right back. They're an integral part of us. They ARE us. ~ Jonathan Davis,
60:Compromise is such an integral part of being a human being. You're compromising in every decision you make. ~ Rick Remender,
61:tombstone—integral to the narrative, by the way, and not just plopped in there like the dread flashback, ~ Elizabeth George,
62:It makes me feel true to the system, knowing that unnecessary risk is integral to the code of urban pathology. • ~ Don DeLillo,
63:A scientist's accomplishments are equal to the integral of his ability integrated over the hours of his effort. ~ Henry B Eyring,
64:I think that religion is an integral part of human needs, but the question also is how you understand religion. ~ Michael Haneke,
65:For me, the Asian financial crisis of 1998 and the war in Kosovo in 1999 are the prelude to the integral accident. ~ Paul Virilio,
66:Modern life can create great confusion and we can forget that humanity is an integral component in the natural world. ~ Ray Mears,
67:Creativity is our birthright. It is an integral part of being human, as basic as walking, talking and thinking. ~ John Daido Loori,
68:Our sex does not merely determine the form of our sex organs but is an integral part of our entire being. ~ Andreas J K stenberger,
69:Schiller is an important philosopher because he shows just how integral the idea of beauty is in normal life. ~ Frederick C Beiser,
70:[C]ontemporary liberalism stands on a foundation of assumptions and ideas integral to the larger fascist movement. ~ Jonah Goldberg,
71:Odd how somehow she'd once thought she hated had become such an integral part of her daily life. Like breathing. ~ Kimberly Derting,
72:Some people become an integral part of our lives; others are ships that pass in the night. Short stories, in fact. My ~ Ruskin Bond,
73:Temperament is something that is an integral part of the artist. Not temper, temperament. There is a vast difference. ~ Bette Davis,
74:Music is a fantastic peacekeeper of the world, it is integral to harmony, and it is a required fundamental of human emotion. ~ Xunzi,
75:If I want to kiss, I shall kiss. If I am told that a lovemaking scene is integral to the script, I will consider it. ~ Kareena Kapoor,
76:Dealing with the temporary frustration of not making progress is an integral part of the path towards excellence. In ~ Timothy Ferriss,
77:I think what it is a condition of human - of love. How important that is and integral that is too everybody even a ghost. ~ Boti Bliss,
78:Admitting mistakes, taking ownership, and developing a plan to overcome challenges are integral to any successful team. ~ Jocko Willink,
79:Es extraño, pero uno puede ser profundamente amado y aún así carecer de la sanidad integral para experimentar ese amor. ~ Erwin McManus,
80:Knowledge of constitution is the key for a holistic and integral health care, the true basis of any preventative medicine. ~ Vasant Lad,
81:Sanity, however, was so integral to his character that neither hysteria nor horror could long have their way with him. ~ Thomas M Disch,
82:I want to explain to her that loneliness isn’t remedied by people around me, that my loneliness is an integral part of me. ~ Sejal Badani,
83:Photography is one of the most authentic and integral modes of expression possible in this world in which we live. ~ Clarence John Laughlin,
84:The good or evil of life lies not essentially in its integrals or events, but in our own spiritual associations with all these. ~ Anonymous,
85:We need to ask for God’s wisdom, revelation, and intervening power to be an integral part of our food choices from now on. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
86:integral yoga aims at “opening the springs of creative inspiration hidden in the human psyche” and the “active participation ~ Mark Stephens,
87:Psychotherapy may begin with the primitive, but it must end with the divine, for both are integral factors in the human mind. ~ Dion Fortune,
88:There is not one but many silences, and they are an integral part of the strategies that underlie and permeate discourses. ~ Michel Foucault,
89:No Victor, you got it backwards, you should evaluate these integrals non-rigorously if you can, and rigorously if you must. ~ Doron Zeilberger,
90:Let me say to begin with: It is not neurotic to have conflict ... Conflicts within ourselves are an integral part of human life. ~ Karen Horney,
91:Music is such an integral part of a film and really drives the emotional narrative, it has to be integrated from the beginning. ~ Drake Doremus,
92:Good grooming is integral, and impeccable style is a must. If you don't look the part, no one will want to give you time or money. ~ Daymond John,
93:Lo mismo sucede en una iglesia. Las personas en la iglesia deben conocer el proceso porque son parte integral de su cumplimiento. ~ Thom S Rainer,
94:Poetry is road maintenance for a fragmented world which seeks to be kept together. It's been an integral activity for a long time. ~ Diane Glancy,
95:The snow, the wind, the sun and the sounds of nature, can all be reminders to you that you're an integral part of the natural world. ~ Wayne Dyer,
96:A luxúria reside menos na exibição integral do que naquela breve nesga de carne mal e mal entrevista entre a luva e a manga. ~ Caio Fernando Abreu,
97:It is a sad day when one looks back and sees that his largest regrets have become some of the most integral elements of his dreams. ~ John Knowles,
98:Many Americans have never liked acknowledging that the public sector has always been integral to making the private sector successful. ~ Jon Meacham,
99:Bohr viewed ignorance as an integral part of the learning process and regarded confusion and paradox as signposts on the road of inquiry. ~ Anonymous,
100:Wholeness is the goal [of life], but wholeness does not mean perfection. It means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. ~ Parker J Palmer,
101:You get rid of the fear of death by understanding that it is an integral fact of our existence. You do that through will and reason. ~ G Gordon Liddy,
102:We're finally learning that it is not an either-or situation ... Feelings and learning and emotion are all very integral to each other. ~ Linda Lantieri,
103:ACTION IS ALWAYS AN integral part of growth. Spiritual growth does not “happen” to us; it requires a great deal of blood, sweat, and tears, ~ Henry Cloud,
104:The churches were so integral to the philosophy behind the revolution that there are books of Christian sermons on the American Revolution. ~ Ann Coulter,
105:She gave him a pointed look. Did people say things like this to men? Women were integral to the Resistance. Why couldn’t men see that? He ~ Kristin Hannah,
106:The democratization of the Internet is integrally related to the democratization of the political economy. They rise and fall together. ~ Robert W McChesney,
107:What I have learned the most is that women have always been integral to shaping America; they just haven't been recognized across all fields. ~ Dyllan McGee,
108:Were all of us who were furcated across the Web misintegrals of one sort or another? From religious delusionals to obsessed perfectionists? ~ L E Modesitt Jr,
109:el “internet de la salud” permite que todos nuestros datos médicos estén conectados entre sí y puedan condensarse en un reporte integral. ~ Andr s Oppenheimer,
110:I love her not with my mind or my imagination, but with my whole being. Loving her I feel myself to be an integral part of all God's joyous world. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
111:I'm always searching for a signature sound and melody that resonates with the film and audience and becomes integral to the film, game, or show. ~ David Raiklen,
112:When a man, a woman, see their little daily tasks as integral portions of the one great work, they are no longer drudges but co-workers with God. ~ Annie Besant,
113:Science is the Differential Calculus of the mind. Art the Integral Calculus; they may be beautiful when apart, but are greatest only when combined. ~ Ronald Ross,
114:Music should be an integral part of one's life, but how one is able to access it or use it as a career vehicle will always remain in question. ~ Anne Akiko Meyers,
115:Some say because music is as much about personal expression as listening pleasure, sharing is integral to why songs have value in the first place. ~ Charles Duhigg,
116:The sampling period is not incidental to the development of great performers—something to be excised in the interest of a head start—it is integral. ~ David Epstein,
117:A nation must be embraced, rehabilitated and expressed as a tangible sign of human creativity and as an integral element of mankinds heritage. ~ Abdelaziz Bouteflika,
118:I don’t want my pain blanked out, he thought to himself; I need to keep my pain. It is a part of who I am, every bit as integral as the joy I’ve felt. ~ Mark Samuels,
119:I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity. ~ Brian Aldiss,
120:In the Gulf region and nationwide, small businesses are an integral and crucial part of local economies and communities. They should not be overlooked. ~ Dan Lipinski,
121:You can't ignore the reality that faith and family, those two things are integral parts of having limited government, lower taxes, and free societies. ~ Rick Santorum,
122:The planetary etheric body is a whole, unbroken and continuous; of this etheric body, those of the healer and the patient are integral, intrinsic parts. ~ Alice Bailey,
123:Failure is part of success, an integral part. Everybody gets knocked down. Knowing it will happen and what you must do when it does is the first step back. ~ Bill Walsh,
124:For as long as one has no further point of reference, apart from the position of the maximum, the wavelength thus remains uncertain by an integral factor. ~ Max von Laue,
125:He reached for the weapon on his right hip. It was a Ruger Mark 2 Amphibian, a stainless steel .22 caliber rim fire pistol with an integral suppressor. But ~ Mark Greaney,
126:. . . the integral being is attached to nothing and can relate to everyone with an unstructured attitude. Because of this, her very existence benefits all things. ~ Laozi,
127:Education and the process of educating is a total integral, contextual situation which includes students, teachers, parents, administration and environment. ~ Jean Houston,
128:An integral approach acknowledges that all views have a degree of truth, but some views are more true than others, more developed, more evolved, more adequate. ~ Ken Wilber,
129:In a successful painting everything is integral - all the parts belong to the whole. If you remove an aspect or element you are removing its wholeness. ~ Richard Diebenkorn,
130:Once we begin to regard the well-being of others as integral to our own, we overcome the paralysis of competing rights, which rationalizes innocent suffering. ~ Elie Wiesel,
131:In fact, my experiences as I was writing the 3:16 book weren't that different from writing computer books, although I wasn't using integral signs as much. ~ Donald Ervin Knuth,
132:Negative numbers, equations involving unknowns, formulas, derivatives, integrals, and other concepts we shall encounter are abstractions built upon abstractions. ~ Morris Kline,
133:The present urgency is to begin thinking within the context of the whole planet, the integral earth community with all its human and other-than-human components. ~ Thomas Berry,
134:At this time let us be exceedingly mindful that bearing one another's burdens and sharing one another's suffering is integral to being members of Christ's body. ~ Frank Griswold,
135:It is therefore imperative that you identify your work as both personally interesting and, at the same time, integrally connected to the well-being of others. ~ Angela Duckworth,
136:There is something mankind can never destroy in spite of an unreasoning will to destruction, and this is its own idealism, that integral part of its very being. ~ Radclyffe Hall,
137:I always wanted to write fiction. Always. As far back as I can remember it's been integral to my sense of myself - everything else was always a displacement activity. ~ Will Self,
138:Maybe there will come a day when I realize this void is an integral part of who I am, but right now, it just feels like an empty stomach craving something—anything. ~ Jewel E Ann,
139:Goal setting is another integral part of achieving any dream. It is what takes a supernatural vision into the material realm where we can see it being accomplished. ~ Phil Pringle,
140:I think humankind is going to have to evolve into systems that are more transparent. Then people will be able to make more integral choices about the food they eat. ~ Billy Corgan,
141:Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition. ~ Stephen Jay Gould,
142:As each human being is an integral part of the collective human consciousness, they affect the world much more deeply than is visible on the surface of their lives. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
143:I wanted to teach them that rejection, and the sadness that attended it, were an integral part of loving something passionately and therefore nothing to be ashamed of. ~ Kate Mulgrew,
144:There is something that mankind can never destroy in spite of an unreasoning will to destruction, and this is its own idealism, that integral part of its very being. ~ Radclyffe Hall,
145:L p sin x dx = -cos x 0 d p = -[cos p - cos 0] = -[-1 - 1] = 2 0 L2p sin x dx = -cos x cos 2p - cos p] = -[1 - s -1d] = p d 2p = -[p -2 The second integral gives a negative ~ Anonymous,
146:The Chorus too should be regarded as one of the actors; it should be an integral part of the whole, and share in the action, in the manner not of Euripides but of Sophocles. ~ Aristotle,
147:the old Nordic element in Spain, Italy, and France has been again and again strongly reinforced, so that these lands are now an integral part of the White World. In ~ T Lothrop Stoddard,
148:Moreover, it is clear that the era of the information bomb, the era of aerial warfare, the era of the RMA and global surveillance is also the era of the integral accident. ~ Paul Virilio,
149:In woman, personal history blends together with the history of all women, as well as national and world history. As a militant, she is an integral part of all liberations. ~ H l ne Cixous,
150:We must stop constantly fighting for human rights and equal justice in an unjust system, and start building a society where equal rights are an integral part of the design. ~ Jacque Fresco,
151:Nurses are an integral component of the health care system, and it is important that we recognize the over 2.7 million registered nurses for the significant work that they do. ~ Nathan Deal,
152:one of the first steps toward an integral postmodernity is the development and establishment of a genuine environmental ethics, or a moral and ethical stance to nonhuman holons. ~ Ken Wilber,
153:When the gift I give to the other is integral to my own nature, when it comes from a place of organic reality within me, it will renew itself-and me-even as I give it away. ~ Parker J Palmer,
154:No fearless fool now fronts thee. I own thy speechless, placeless power; but to the last gasp of my earthquake life will dispute its unconditional, unintegral mastery in me. ~ Herman Melville,
155:The basic idea of integral transformative practice (ITP) is simple: the more aspects of our being that we simultaneously exercise, the more likely that transformation will occur. ~ Ken Wilber,
156:In the integral yoga there is no distinction between the sadhana and the outward life; it is in each and every movement of the daily life that the Truth must be found and practised. ~ Anonymous,
157:These too are integral elements in personality and therefore in sanctity—because a saint is one whom God’s love has fully developed into a person in the likeness of his Creator. ~ Thomas Merton,
158:does no good to nail an unattached branch to the vine; there is no life-giving connection. But those branches that are an integral part of the vine share in the life of the vine. ~ Jerry Bridges,
159:Everyone's always interested in a dark theme, especially when there's humor connected to it. It seems like that helps, if that's an integral and organic part of the whole story. ~ Robert De Niro,
160:Fitness plays such an important role in my life, and an integral part of my golf structure, that I think I might be quite good at teaching others the benefits of sport and fitness. ~ Rory McIlroy,
161:I tossed off a mention of the pirates early on. And they became integral to the backstory. Sometimes now I imagine them in the woods. They scare me. All men. Dirty and wearing red. ~ Edan Lepucki,
162:Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
163:[States and the Federal government are] coordinate departments of one simple and integral whole... The one is the domestic, the other the foreign branch of the same government. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
164:The civil war in Rwanda and other ethnic massacres were an integral part of US foreign policy, carefully staged in accordance with precise strategic and economic objectives. ~ Michel Chossudovsky,
165:It feels strange to be ignored in general, but when someone who was once an integral part of your life fades away, what are you left with? Sadness? Disallusionment? Hope? Surreal... ~ Jos N Harris,
166:Our faith in Christ, who became poor, and was always close to the poor and the outcast, is the basis of our concern for the integral development of society’s most neglected members. ~ Pope Francis,
167:The notion that you would initiate a new product without preparing the way by persuasion and advertising and salesmanship is fantastic. It's an integral part of the system. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith,
168:The artist is the man in any field, scientific or humanistic, who grasps the implications of his actions and of new knowledge in his own time. He is the man of integral awareness. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
169:Integral reality is the world’s transparency, a perceiving of the world as truth: a mutual perceiving and imparting of the truth of the world and of man and of all that transluces both. ~ Jean Gebser,
170:It will no longer be war that is the continuation of politics by other means, it will be what I have dubbed 'the integral accident' that is the continuation of politics by other means. ~ Paul Virilio,
171:I'm very excited about this wonderful opportunity to take part in the evolution of a company that is integral to the Hispanic community and a powerful force in all areas of the media. ~ Gloria Estefan,
172:I require every Taipei student to swim; if they can't pass the test they won't graduate. Why do I do that? Because I think that is very, very important integral part of their education. ~ Ma Ying jeou,
173:The integral vision embodies an attempt to take the best of both worlds, ancient and modern. But that demands a critical stance willing to reject unflinchingly the worst of both as well. ~ Ken Wilber,
174:Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society. ~ Walter Gropius,
175:Science fiction stories are those in which some aspect of future science or high technology is so integral to the story that, if you take away the science or technology, the story collapses. ~ Ben Bova,
176:The system of transportation is not coherent; it is not treated as integral. Roads compete with with railroads and airlines in chaotic fashion, and at immense cost to the nation. ~ Anthony Stafford Beer,
177:Simplemente se trata de redefinir el progreso. Un desarrollo tecnológico y económico que no deja un mundo mejor y una calidad de vida integralmente superior no puede considerarse progreso. ~ Pope Francis,
178:The suddenness with which I was consigned to irrelevance left me stunned. For fourteen years, I had imagined myself integral to my children’s lives. All at once, it appeared that I was not. ~ Shulem Deen,
179:Aesthetic life is not something sophisticated - that's a humanistic lie. Aesthetic life is as integral to being human as building sandcastles on the beach and giving your children names. ~ Calvin Seerveld,
180:I suspect that dreams are an integral part of existence, with far more use for us than we've made of them...The fine line between the dream state and reality is at times, for me, quite grey. ~ David Bowie,
181:[Let] go of your attachments: your attachment to being right, to having total control, or to living forever. This process of letting go is integral to the process of becoming whole. ~ Judith Hanson Lasater,
182:The act of writing is itself enough; it serves to clarify my thoughts and feelings. The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing. ~ Oliver Sacks,
183:On this International Literacy Day, let us recall that literacy for all is an integral part of education for all, and that both are critical for achieving truly sustainable development for all. ~ Kofi Annan,
184:Pudge," she said, faux-condescending, "the sound is an integral part of the artistic experience of this video game. Muting Decapitation would be like reading only every other word of Jane Eyre. ~ John Green,
185:It’s not a temporary thing,’ she says, ‘it’s integral. If a person’s love for someone else is sincere, it’s with them forever. It changes them. They can never go back to how they were before. ~ Louise Douglas,
186:Provocative and challenging The Social License makes a compelling case for why companies must look to increase their positive social impact as an integral part of their core business strategies. ~ Paul Polman,
187:Everything is integral and interacts with everything else. This means that nothing is itself without everything else. There is a commonality, an integrity, an intimacy of the universe with itself. ~ Thomas Berry,
188:Freedom from the cloak of secrecy is integral to a teaching that gives primacy to direct experience, inviting each individual to test its principles in the crucible of his or her own experience. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
189:Christian teaching about sex is not a set of isolated prohibitions; it is an integral part of what the Bible has to say about living in such a way that our lives communicate the character of God. ~ Rowan Williams,
190:Hip hop has been an integral part of my life and my whole career. I started off doing videos with Ice Cube, and Dre, and Mary J. Blige, and TLC. So I've been involved in hip hop since the beginning. ~ F Gary Gray,
191:People have the false habit of putting an artificial gap between the spiritual and the financial. We cannot accept this habit because life is an integral whole which we should understand deeply. ~ Samael Aun Weor,
192:I pray daily, and I pray in all kinds of places. I mean, I pray in bed, I pray in the Oval Office. I pray a lot. And just different as the spirit moves me. And faith is an integral part of my life. ~ George W Bush,
193:Thinking well is integral to acting righteously. Truth and spirituality are of a piece: to know the truth is to do it. There is no dichotomy between the two. To be spiritual is to know/do the truth. ~ James W Sire,
194:As for the guides themselves, they are already being trained and certified: late in 2016, the California Institute of Integral Studies graduated its first class of forty-two psychedelic therapists. ~ Michael Pollan,
195:La verdadera educación, al mismo tiempo que estimula el aprendizaje de una técnica, debe realizar algo de mayor importancia; debe ayudar al hombre a experimentar, a sentir el proceso integral de la vida. ~ Anonymous,
196:This is one of man's oldest riddles. How can the independence of human volition be harmonized with the fact that we are integral parts of a universe which is subject to the rigid order of nature's laws? ~ Max Planck,
197:Vulnerability is about sharing our feelings and our experiences with people who have earned the right to hear them. Being vulnerable and open is mutual and an integral part of the trust-building process. ~ Bren Brown,
198:I would have taken the time to learn how to listen earlier. Learning about non-violent communication and how to take feedback has been integral to both my personal happiness and professional success. ~ Dale J Stephens,
199:To aspiring writers, I say : Don't give up. Storytelling has been an integral part of the human condition since the beginning of time. Don't let anyone tell you your dreams don't have value. They do. ~ Beverly Jenkins,
200:Glutathione is also the most critical and integral part of your detoxification system. All the toxins stick onto glutathione, which then carries them into the bile and the stool - and out of your body. ~ Mark Hyman M D,
201:I'm very good at integral and differential calculus, I know the scientific names of beings animalculous; In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral, I am the very model of a modern Major-General. ~ W S Gilbert,
202:To begin to understand your Soul as an integral part of yourself and begin to connect with your Soul as a part of your full being and your true nature, is the beginning of wisdom and the portal to true joy. ~ Genevieve,
203:Creativity and imagination are not frosting on a cake: They are integral to our sustainability. They are survival mechanisms. They are of the essence of who we are. They constitute our deepest empowerment. ~ Matthew Fox,
204:I live on Earth at present, and I don't know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process—an integral function of the universe. ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
205:A fragrance that matches the personality of the man or woman who wears it is an integral part of the memory that you have of him or her. It goes without saying that it's a formidable weapon of seduction. ~ Dree Hemingway,
206:Awen is also compassion. Compassion is trying to understand, to see the bigger picture, to be inspired to be a part of an integrated and integral life; living gently, gracefully and with kindness. ~ Joanna van der Hoeven,
207:But Rawkus is integral to what I do, because the cats who started Rawkus are the first ones who really saw my vision, and gave me a platform to get it out there, so I'm definitely totally grateful for that. ~ Talib Kweli,
208:Advances in computer technology and the Internet have changed the way America works, learns, and communicates. The Internet has become an integral part of America's economic, political, and social life ~ William J Clinton,
209:. . . integral wisdom involves a direct participation in every moment: the observer and the observed are dissolved in the light of pure awareness, and no mental concepts or attitudes are present to dim that light. ~ Laozi,
210:[Both high art and industrially produced consumer art] bear the stigmata of capitalism, both contain elements of change. Both are torn halves of an integral freedom, to which, however, they do not add up. ~ Theodor W Adorno,
211:I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe. ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
212:A game may be as integral to a culture, as true an object of human aesthetic appreciation, as admirable a product of creativity as a folk art or a style of music; and, as such, it is quite as worthy of study. ~ Michael Dummett,
213:One wonders, in fact, why marriage is a legal issue at all - apart from its relevance to immigration and property laws. Why would something so integral to human nature require such vigilant legal protection? ~ Christopher Ryan,
214:If one looks at the different problems of the integral calculus which arise naturally when one wishes to go deep into the different parts of physics, it is impossible not to be struck by the analogies existing. ~ Henri Poincare,
215:Illusions, distortions, and self-deception appear to be integral to the way normal, well-adjusted people perceive the world. Seeing things as they really are is associated with depression and low self-esteem. ~ Roy F Baumeister,
216:It may seem odd to talk about something as soft and fuzzy as "passion" as an integral part of a strategic framework. But throughout the good-to-great companies, passion became a key part of the Hedgehog Concept. ~ James C Collins,
217:All these beefy Caucasians with guns! Get enough of them together, looking for the America they always believed they'd grow up in, and they glom together like overcooked rice, form integral, starchy little units. ~ Neal Stephenson,
218:It is up to the leader to create a healthy environment where people are not afraid to fail. Mistakes should be seen as an integral part of the organizational process. They are a normal part of striving for excellence. ~ Andrew Harvey,
219:Methinks I am never quite committed, never wholly the creature of my moods, but always to some extent their critic. My only integral experience is in my vision. I see, perchance, with more integrity than I feel. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
220:what is good is integral to itself. That is also why it is not worthwhile to change yourself, your hair or skin or eyes. What is integral to you will always be superior to what is tacked on, simply because it is yours. ~ Alice Walker,
221:In the bosom of the Church today, 'integralists' are those who do not understand that Christianity needs a new theology, and 'progressives' are those who do not understand that the new theology must be Christian. ~ Nicol s G mez D vila,
222:Dragons are integral to the Chinese Culture. The First Emperor of China is known as the Dragon King, and the people are known as Descendants of Dragons. - Kailin Gow, Amazon Lee Adventures in China: Tomb of the Dragon King. ~ Kailin Gow,
223:Marxism is not only the theory of socialism, it is an integral world outlook, a philosophical system, from which Marx’s proletarian socialism logically follows. This philosophical system is called dialectical materialism. ~ Joseph Stalin,
224:Plants are also integral to reweaving the connection between land and people. A place becomes a home when it sustains you, when it feeds you in body as well as spirit. To recreate a home, the plants must also return. ~ Robin Wall Kimmerer,
225:Implementing Extreme Ownership requires checking your ego and operating with a high degree of humility. Admitting mistakes, taking ownership, and developing a plan to overcome challenges are integral to any successful team. ~ Jocko Willink,
226:Making one’s own medicine is an integral part of being a doctor in North Korea. Those living in warmer climates often grow cotton as well to make their own bandages. Doctors are all required to collect the herbs themselves; ~ Barbara Demick,
227:As people continue to do more and buy more over the Internet, continue to meet people over the Internet, connection speeds are going to get faster, and the Internet is just going to become an even more integral part of people's lives. ~ Moby,
228:Man for Leopardi is first and foremost an animal, and his history is merely the last section of the much more ancient history of all living species, which in their turn are an integral part of the entire ecological system. ~ Giacomo Leopardi,
229:I had the fortune to spend some time, mostly during the summers, with Jackie Kennedy's and her sister Lee Radziwill's families and children. Cinema was an integral, inseparable, as a matter of fact, a key part of our friendship. ~ Jonas Mekas,
230:For someone with my cast of mind and mood, medication is an integral element of this wall: without it, I would be constantly beholden to the crushing movements of a mental sea; I would, unquestionably, be dead or insane. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
231:People went to war as a result of it and even today, every Sunday, the Bible in translation is being read to thousands and thousands in Africa. It is an integral part of their functioning and the way they look at the world. ~ Ngugi wa Thiong o,
232:En Finlandia entendieron que el objetivo de la educación no es que algunos niños logren sacar altos puntajes en pruebas estandarizadas, como el SIMCE o la PSU, sino permitir que cada estudiante se desarrolle integralmente al máximo. ~ Anonymous,
233:I have come to the belief that there is not merely an accidental relationship between bad writing and routine sociological research, but a wonderfully pure, integral relationship; the awkwardness is necessary and inevitable. ~ Elizabeth Hardwick,
234:Those interested in celestial navigation are advised to first obtain a rudimentary knowledge of integral calculus, phlebotomy, astral physics and related subjects. The use of liquor is strictly forbidden on interplanetary flights. ~ Henry Miller,
235:Tourism is a top priority activity for federal government, which is why it invests an average of over 2,500 million dollars a year in infrastructure works and integral projects that promote Mexico's culture and natural attractions. ~ Vicente Fox,
236:I think that it is important to be gregarious, and that friendships are not just a leisure pursuit, that they are an integral part of what it is to be human, and one does better work if one has a circle of friends that is active. ~ Niall Ferguson,
237:For right now, I'd like to tell stories that I want to tell. I haven't wanted to use someone else's material yet, but I would with the show. It's become an integral enough part of me now, that I could definitely tell a story in this. ~ Jason Momoa,
238:What's my philosophy? In a word, integral. And what on earth-or in heaven-do I mean by "integral"? The dictionary meaning is fairly simple: "comprehensive, balanced, inclusive, essential for completeness." Short definition, tall order. ~ Ken Wilber,
239:Capablanca plays very superficially sometimes, in a way that can only be ascribed to lack of concentration. This is an integral weakness of his make-up and can only be partially compensated by his employing his time allowance to the full. ~ Max Euwe,
240:Do not imagine that an integral being has the ambition of enlightening the unaware or raising worldly people to the divine realm. To her, there is no self and other, and hence no one to be raised; no heaven and hell, and hence no destination. ~ Laozi,
241:First, then, I say, that the mind, which we often call the intellect, in which is placed the conduct and government of life, is not less an integral part of man himself, than the hand, and foot, and eyes, are portions of the whole animal. ~ Lucretius,
242:It seems to be expected of every pilgrim up the slopes of the mathematical Parnassus, that he will at some point or other of his journey sit down and invent a definite integral or two towards the increase of the common stock. ~ James Joseph Sylvester,
243:The growth of equality… calls for decisions, mechanisms and processes directed to a better distribution of wealth, the creation of sources of employment and an integral promotion of the poor, which goes beyond a simple welfare mentality. ~ Pope Francis,
244:Similarly, dance is not just a raging sea of unrelated bodily movements; the relationship of those movements to one another is what creates integrity and integrality, a coherence and cohesion that the higher levels of our brain process. ~ Daniel Levitin,
245:Section 3 of the state constitution that came into effect from 26 January 1957 says, “The State of J&K is and shall be an integral part of the Union of India”. Section 147 of the State Constitution says that this Section is not amendable. ~ Anonymous,
246:But if I had my way, there would be so much more, in everything. It's so vital and integral in life, and it should be reflected in what we're watching, if we're reflecting our experiences. And it's hot. I love the sex stuff, and I want more. ~ Jenji Kohan,
247:Employees are a company's greatest asset - they're your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company's mission. ~ Anne M Mulcahy,
248:Since you are an integral part of a social system, let every act of yours contribute to the harmonization of social life. Any action that is not related directly or remotely to this social aim disturbs your life, and destroys your unity. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
249:Teresa [of Avila]'s story dismantles the common belief that all those chosen for sainthood are flawless in personality and character. Indeed, she would want us to consider her contradictions and struggles as integral to her sainthood. ~ Helen LaKelly Hunt,
250:In Ishmael I articulated a living mythology that is so integral to our culture that it’s never examined or even noticed by anyone. It’s like the sound of blood rushing through your veins—you hear it so constantly that you don’t hear it at all. ~ Daniel Quinn,
251:In our society we have hard nerds and soft nerds. The hard nerds are the ones who used to have the slide rules at their belt; now they have calculators. The soft nerds are the ones who get violently ill whenever anybody mentions an integral sign. ~ Alan Kay,
252:Space may seem distant, but is an integral part of our daily life. It drives our modern communication and connects even the remotest family to the ordinary. India's space programme is a perfect example of our vision of Scale, Speed and Skill. ~ Narendra Modi,
253:The gay rights movement is not a party. It is not a lifestyle. It is not a hair style. It is not a fad or a fringe or a sickness. It is not about sin or salvation. The gay rights movement is an integral part of the American promise of freedom. ~ Urvashi Vaid,
254:All human professions, institutions, and activities must be integral with the earth as the primary self-nourishing , self-governing and self-fulfilling community. To integrate our human activities within this context is our way into the future. ~ Thomas Berry,
255:In the very near future, and I stress this important point, it will no longer be war that is the continuation of politics by other means, it will be what I have dubbed 'the integral accident' that is the continuation of politics by other means. ~ Paul Virilio,
256:<...> black slavery was basic and integral to the entire phenomenon we call “America.” This often hidden or disguised truth ultimately involves the profound contradiction of a free society that was made possible by black slave labor. ~ David Brion Davis,
257:The idea of reverence for God is transmitted from parent to child, it is educated into an abnormal development, and thus almost indefinitely strengthened, but yet it does appear to me that the bent to worship is an integral part of man's nature. ~ Annie Besant,
258:Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. Knowing this gives me hope that human wholeness-mine, yours, ours-need not be a utopian dream, if we can use devastation as a seedbed for new life. ~ Parker J Palmer,
259:For the sake of mental stability and even physiological health, the unconscious and the conscious must be integrally connected and thus move on parallel lines. It they are split apart or "dissociated", psychological disturbance follows. P. 37 ~ Carl Gustav Jung,
260:Most of the world's religions serve only to strengthen attachments to false concepts such as self and other, life and death, heaven and earth, and so on. Those who become entangled in these false ideas are prevented from perceiving the Integral Oneness. ~ Laozi,
261:All of them, artists and theorists, were talking as if their conscious aim was to create a totally immediate art, lucid, stripped of all the dreadful baggage of history, an art fully revealed, honest, as honest as the flat-out integral picture plane. ~ Tom Wolfe,
262:Find a teacher who is an integral being, a beacon who extends his light and virtue with equal ease to those who appreciate him and those who don't. Shape yourself in his mold, bathe in his nourishing radiance, and reflect it out to the rest of the world. ~ Laozi,
263:I have been privileged to grow up retaining the love of good journalism, the craft, while learning its business: the dollars and cents. I have learnt that they are not mutually exclusive but integrally self-reliant. Each dependent on the other. ~ Lachlan Murdoch,
264:After years of finding mathematics easy, I finally reached integral calculus and came up against a barrier. I realized that this was as far as I could go, and to this day I have never successfully gone beyond it in any but the most superficial way. ~ Isaac Asimov,
265:Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. Knowing this gives me hope that human wholeness - mine, yours, ours - need not be a utopian dream, if we can use devastation as a seedbed for new life ~ Parker J Palmer,
266:Everyone in this world is connected in a spiritual space. We can’t hurt others without hurting ourselves. The more you hurt others, the more wounds are created in you because the whole world is like one organism of which you too are an integral part. ~ Awdhesh Singh,
267:Insofar as the genocide embodied in residential schooling arises as an integral aspect of colonialism, then colonialism must be seen as constituting that source. To be in any way an apologist for colonialism is to be an active proponent of genocide. ~ Ward Churchill,
268:With most of the songs and music that I've composed, irrespective of the myriad videos made, I was always careful not to overly define the experience, leaving room for people to internalize things for themselves, making their experience more integral. ~ Serj Tankian,
269:el liberalismo no consiste en liberalizar los precios y abrir las fronteras a la competencia internacional, sino en la reforma integral de un país, en su privatización y descentralización a todos los niveles, y en transferir a la sociedad civil —a ~ Mario Vargas Llosa,
270:La conciencia de un determinismo integral era sin duda lo que más claramente nos diferenciaba de nuestros antepasados humanos. Como ellos, no éramos sino máquinas pensantes; pero a diferencia de ellos, teníamos conciencia de ser tan sólo máquinas. ~ Michel Houellebecq,
271:Fascism was born to inspire a faith not of the Right (which at bottom aspires to conserve everything, even injustice) or of the Left (which at bottom aspires to destroy everything, even goodness), but a collective, integral, national faith. ~ Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera,
272:He did not dissociate his thought from himself; he thought integrally, with the whole of his body; and each logical deduction forthwith became real to him—as happens only with very healthy or direct persons who have not yet turned thought into a pastime. ~ Leonid Andreyev,
273:Mining created Chile. The story of men who go down into the mountain and chip away at minerals in the darkness and then suffer an accident that leaves them at the mercy of that darkness is part of the DNA of Chile, an integral part of the country's history. ~ Ariel Dorfman,
274:The idea of defending, as integral parts of our Empire, countries 10,000 miles off, like Australia, which neither pay a shilling to our revenue... nor afford us any exclusive trade... is about as quixotic a specimen of national folly as was ever exhibited. ~ Richard Cobden,
275:Dying is an integral part of life, as natural and predictable as being born. But whereas birth is cause for celebration, death has become a dreaded and unspeakable issue to be avoided by every means possible in our modern society. Perhaps it is that. ~ Elisabeth Kubler Ross,
276:Can one understand politics without understanding history, especially the history of political thought, and will this distinguish political philosophy from some other kinds of philosophy (such as, perhaps, logic) to which the study of history is not integral? ~ Raymond Geuss,
277:Even if we're in a state of hopelessness, a sense of expectation is an integral part of our relationship to time. Hopelessness is possible only because we do hope that some good, loving someone could come. If that's what Heidegger meant, then I agree with him. ~ Jacques Derrida,
278:Every one who understands the subject will agree that even the basis on which the scientific explanation of nature rests is intelligible only to those who have learned at least the elements of the differential and integral calculus, as well as analytical geometry. ~ Felix Klein,
279:Are we caring for our volunteers properly? Are we providing the right training? Is there a better way we could recruit? What are the faithful volunteers in our church actually experiencing? Are they growing spiritually? Do they feel like an integral part of a team? ~ Bill Hybels,
280:The synergetic integral of the totality of all principles is God, whose sum-total behavior in pure principle is beyond our comprehension and is utterly mysterious to us, because as humans--in pure principle--we do not and never will know all the principles ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
281:Without a solution to the problems of the poor, we will not solve the problems of the world. We need projects, mechanisms and processes to implement better distribution of resources, from the creation of new jobs to the integral promotion of those who are excluded'. ~ Pope Francis,
282:If, as I can't help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love. ~ C S Lewis,
283:There are several different meanings of the words "religion" and "spirituality," all of which are important. The whole point about an integral or comprehensive approach is that it must find a way to believably include all of those important meanings in a coherent whole. ~ Ken Wilber,
284:But just as much as it is easy to find the differential [derivative] of a given quantity, so it is difficult to find the integral of a given differential. Moreover, sometimes we cannot say with certainty whether the integral of a given quantity can be found or not. ~ Johann Bernoulli,
285:Today, the mere idea of aristocracy is incompatible with the dominant ideology. But every people needs an aristocracy. It's an integral part of human nature and can't be dispensed with. The question then is not 'For or against aristocracy?' but 'What kind of aristocracy? ~ Guillaume Faye,
286:Everyone you meet has a part to play in your story. And while some may take a chapter, others a paragraph, and most will be no more than scribbled notes in the margins, someday, you'll meet someone who will become so integral to your life, you'll put their name in the title. ~ Beau Taplin,
287:I think meditating on tour is integral. It's a priority, because everything is so chaotic, and the calmer you stay, the calmer everybody is. Sometimes I do it hotel lobbies, or in corners, and I try to find moments. It's not ideal when people come out and almost step on you. ~ Thao Nguyen,
288:The campaign against the SARS “rogue unit” was driven by elements in the SSA ... Suffice it to say for now that the stories in the Sunday Times were bullshit, but they were integral to the destruction of the most effective law enforcement organisation in the country. ~ Jacques Pauw,
289:... the world of nature is by no means absent from the eschatological program set out in the NT. While rarely rising to the level of an explicit emphasis, and never the chief concern in and of itself, the world of nature is an integral component of God's new creation work. ~ Douglas J Moo,
290:They had no formal religion, instead, they saw themselves as an integral part of the world around them, no better and no worse than any other living creature. Their philosophy seemed to be that life would thrive where it could, it was the nature of the universe to do so. ~ Michelle Diener,
291:And while it makes sense to blind patients in a drug trial, in order to separate the chemical action of the drug from any psychological effects, it misses the point when testing therapies such as hypnosis, when patients’ beliefs and expectations are integral to how they work. ~ Jo Marchant,
292:I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now. ~ Peter McWilliams,
293:With respect to our State and federal governments, I do not think their relations correctly understood by foreigners. They generally suppose the former subordinate to the latter. But this is not the case. They are co-ordinate departments of one simple and integral whole. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
294:I’ve started to question if the flaws on the finished photograph aren’t an integral part of the portrait: soft focus, underexposure, poorly applied emulsion, mysterious lines and distortions … all of these elements can change the character of the photograph and its subject. ~ Elizabeth Ross,
295:As long as one was an integral part of that world, unaware of the possibilities and responsibilities of individual action, one did not need to be afraid of it. When one has become an individual , one stands alone and faces the world in all its perilous and overpowering aspects. ~ Erich Fromm,
296:My generation had never known a world without the OASIS. To us, it was much more than a game or an entertainment platform. It had been an integral part of our lives for as far back as we could remember. We’d been born into an ugly world, and the OASIS was our one happy refuge. ~ Ernest Cline,
297:The classical allusions and the Platonic disquisitions on beauty are no longer a form of cover, but integral to Aschenbach's complex sexuality. Moreover, the wandering around Venice in pursuit of Tadzio isn't a prelude to some sexual contact for which Aschenbach is yearning. ~ Philip Kitcher,
298:For every human illness, somewhere in the world there exists a plant which is the cure. I believe that there is a healing potential locked inside plants which is integral with their evolution, just as it is part of human evolution to learn to tap this wonderful gift of Nature. ~ Rudolf Steiner,
299:Maybe it's superficial to exude a sense of confidence in one's clothes. But it's also integral. We have an appearance. Not all of us are beautiful. But we can appear fine looking. So we should. Feeling good about an outfit is the point at which that outfit finally becomes good. ~ Fran Lebowitz,
300:By saying that someone becomes the owner of something, we are referring to a market transaction, while by saying that something is a good belonging to someone, we emphasize the fact that it has been incorporated into the world of someone, of which it has become an integral part. ~ Michel Callon,
301:An island always pleases my imagination, even the smallest, as a small continent and integral portion of the globe. I have a fancyfor building my hut on one. Even a bare, grassy isle, which I can see entirely over at a glance, has some undefined and mysterious charm for me. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
302:"The first important step into the now is to become aware of whatever surrounds you." ~ Eckhart TolleThe first of these dreams was a revolutionary movement which would create a free and united India. India today is free but she has not achieved unity. #SriAurobindo #IntegralYoga #IndependenceDay,
303:The Earth is so integral in the unity of its functioning that every aspect of the Earth is affected by what happens to any component member of the community. Because of its organic quality, Earth cannot survive in fragments….The integral functioning of the planet must be preserved. ~ Thomas Berry,
304:The integral sage, the nondual sage, is here to show us otherwise. Known generally as "Tantric," these sages insist on transcending life by living it. They insist on finding release by engagement, finding nirvana in the midst of samsara, finding total liberation by complete immersion. ~ Ken Wilber,
305:We have left behind the rosy agrarian rhetoric and slaveholding reality of Jeffersonian democracy and reside in the bustling world of trade, industry, stock markets, and banks that Hamilton envisioned. (Hamilton’s staunch abolitionism formed an integral feature of this economic vision.) ~ Ron Chernow,
306:Sea of stretch'd ground-swells,
Sea breathing broad and convulsive breaths,
Sea of the brine of life and of unshovell'd yet always-ready graves,
Howler and scooper of storms, capricious and dainty sea,
I am integral with you, I too am of one phase and of all phases.

~ Walt Whitman,
307:The great trick of regarding small departures from the truth as the truth itself - on which is founded the entire integral calculus - is also the basis of our witty speculations, where the whole thing would often collapse if we considered the departures with philosophical rigour. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
308:Can you dissolve your ego? Can you abandon the idea of self and other? Can you relinquish the notions of male and female, short and long, life and death? Can you let go of all these dualities and embrace the Tao without skepticism or panic? If so, you can reach the heart of the Integral Oneness. ~ Laozi,
309:Even knowing that my presence brought a shadow over the lives of my loved ones, I can't regret the experiences I've had with them. They gave me life, becoming an integral part of my soul. They healed me when I was broken and somehow they recovered those parts of me, I thought lost forever. ~ J D Stroube,
310:Do you think that you can clear your mind by sitting constantly in silent meditation? This makes your mind narrow, not clear. Integral awareness is fluid and adaptable, present in all places and at all times. That is true meditation. ... The Tao is clear and simple, and it doesn't avoid the world. ~ Laozi,
311:Truth is cosmically total: synergetic. Verities are generalized principles stated in semimetaphorical terms. Verities are differentiable. But love is omniembracing, omnicoherent, and omni-inclusive, with no exceptions. Love, like synergetics, is nondifferentiable, i.e., is integral. ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
312:It might be comforting to assume that intolerance is an aberration within Islam but discrimination against Christians or any other non-Muslim is in fact integral to orthodox Muslim teaching, and the more profound issue to the serious-minded is not the existence of sectarianism but its extent. ~ Michael Coren,
313:With the subsequent strong support from cybernetics , the concepts of systems thinking and systems theory became integral parts of the established scientific language, and led to numerous new methodologies and applications -- systems engineering, systems analysis, systems dynamics, and so on. ~ Fritjof Capra,
314:The profound psychological benefits of play are integral to healthy cultures, communities, and individuals, including a direct relationship to work productivity. Engage in some unstructured outdoor physical exertion each day to counter the negative effects of a sedentary, technological existence. ~ Mark Sisson,
315:Without doubt, if we are to go back to that ultimate, integral experience, unwarped by the sophistications of theory, that experience whose elucidation is the final aim of philosophy, the flux of things is one ultimate generalization around which we must weave our philosophical system. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
316:National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today. ~ John F Kennedy,
317:...the mind is just as immeasurable as the vast universe. An integral being settles his mind just as the vast universe settles itself. He unites his mind with the unnameable Subtle Origin of the multi-universe in which there is no past, present or future. This is how an integral being deals with his mind. ~ Lao Tzu,
318:Non servirò ciò in cui non credo più, si chiami questo la casa, la patria o la Chiesa: e tenterò di esprimere me stesso in un qualunque modo di vita o di arte quanto più potrò liberamente e integralmente, adoperando per difendermi le sole armi che mi concedo di usare: il silenzio, l'esilio e l'astuzia. ~ James Joyce,
319:When we’re mainly filtering our experience through the ego, constantly trying to improve or maintain our high self-esteem, we’re denying ourselves the thing we actually want most. To be accepted as we are, an integral part of something much greater than our small selves. Unbounded. Immeasurable. Free. ~ Kristin Neff,
320:Foolish is the man, and there are many such men, who would rid himself or his fellows of discomfort by setting the world right, by waging war on the evils around him, while he neglects that integral part of the world where lies his business, his first business, namely, his own character and conduct. ~ George MacDonald,
321:Collaboration has become really integral to my process. I play music so that I can spend time with my friends and communicate in that way. I experience so much joy in that process, because, you know, it's those times of getting together and playing music and all that comes with it that are the best for me. ~ Ryan Adams,
322:[Into the Badlands] wasn't going to be two days of a splinter unit at the end of the shoot. The action and the martial arts had to be integral to the show. That's what makes it unique, that's what makes it special and different and ground-breaking. No one has attempted this before on American television. ~ Miles Millar,
323:Women's position includes so many pre-Islamic customs that have become an integral part of the Shariat. I am fighting that. Triple talaq is not mentioned in the Quran. Of course, there is a controversy; some maintain that the Prophet approved of it. Even if he did, maybe he had social constraints. ~ Asghar Ali Engineer,
324:May the deepest spiritual values of the Filipino people continue to find expression in your efforts to provide your fellow citizens with an integral human development. In this way, each person will be able to fulfill his or her potential, and thus contribute wisely and well to the future of this country. ~ Pope Francis,
325:It was the irrational doubt which springs from the isolation and powerlessness of an individual whose attitude toward the world is one of anxiety and hatred. This irrational doubt can never be cured by rational answers; it can only disappear if the individual becomes and integral part of a meaningful world. ~ Erich Fromm,
326:So long as there are employers who attack social understanding and have wrong ideas of justice and fair play it is not only the right but also the duty of their employees - who are, after all, an integral part of our people - to protect the general interests against the greed and unreason of the individual. ~ Adolf Hitler,
327:plot structure and character arc are integral to one another. In his classic guide Story, Robert McKee says: We cannot ask which is more important, structure or character, because structure is character; character is structure. They’re the same thing, and therefore one cannot be more important than the other. ~ K M Weiland,
328:An integral approach is based on one basic idea: no human mind can be 100% wrong. Or, we might say, nobody is smart enough to be wrong all the time. And that means, when it comes to deciding which approaches, methodologies, epistemologies, or ways or knowing are "correct," the answer can only be, "All of them." ~ Ken Wilber,
329:Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen are expressions of a mentality which feels completely at home in this universe, and which sees man as an integral part of his environment. Human intelligence is not an imprisoned spirit from afar but an aspect of the whole intricately balanced organism of the natural world [...]. ~ Alan W Watts,
330:At the Integral stages of development, the entire universe starts to make sense, to hang together, to actually appear as a uni-verse—a “one world”—a single, unified, integrated world that unites not only different philosophies and ideas about the world, but different practices for growth and development as well. ~ Ken Wilber,
331:Transmedia storytelling represents a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience. Ideally, each medium makes its own unique contribution to the unfolding of the story. ~ Henry Jenkins,
332:Human beings are born and begin their evolution through the great spiral of consciousness, moving from archaic to magic to mythic to rational to perhaps integral, and from there perhaps into genuinely transpersonal domains. But for every person that moves into integral or higher, dozens are born into the archaic. ~ Ken Wilber,
333:The mature person perceives the fruitlessness of rigid, external methodologies; Remembering this, he keeps his attitude unstructured at all times and thus is always free to pursue the Integral Way. He studies the teachings of the masters. He dissolves all concepts of duality. He pours himself out in service to others. ~ Laozi,
334:Una ecología integral implica dedicar algo de tiempo para recuperar la serena armonía con la creación, para reflexionar acerca de nuestro estilo de vida y nuestros ideales, para contemplar al Creador, que vive entre nosotros y en lo que nos rodea, cuya presencia «no debe ser fabricada sino descubierta, develada» ~ Pope Francis,
335:It now seems clear that a capacity to learn would be an integral feature of the core design of a system intended to attain general intelligence, not something to be tacked on later as an extension or an afterthought. The same holds for the ability to deal effectively with uncertainty and probabilistic information. ~ Nick Bostrom,
336:In grade school I was taught that the United States is a melting pot. People from all over the world come here for freedom and to pursue a better life. They arrive with next to nothing, work incredibly hard, learn a new language and new customs, and in a generation they become an integral part of our amazing nation. ~ Jeff Hawkins,
337:@Sanjays81301051 @integralyog @iamchamanjmu @mirra21_mala @netvisionindia @RRB3141 @SheelaRawal @Auro_Mere @RaghuveerBelur @DhruvalKhurana @k_pundir @Nimai_Swain @raptor_fossil @RishiHks @kalisbrood The Maharishi #SriAurobindo had already predicted the disintegration of China, mentioned in the link given below -"... ~ Sri Aurobindo,
338:The world of life, of spontaneity, the world of dawn and sunset and starlight, the world of soil and sunshine, of meadow and woodland, of hickory and oak and maple and hemlock and pineland forests, of wildlife dwelling around us, of the river and its wellbeing--all of this [is] the integral community in which we live. ~ Thomas Berry,
339:We attempted perfection; we wanted an object to be without flaw, so we cut the papers with a razor, pasted them down meticulously, but it buckled and was ruined... that is why we decided to tear prewrinkled paper, so that in the finished work of art imperfection would be an integral part, as if at birth death were built in. ~ Hans Arp,
340:While asleep, I had an unusual experience. There was a red screen formed by flowing blood, as it were. I was observing it. Suddenly a hand began to write on the screen. I became all attention. That hand wrote a number of elliptic integrals. They stuck to my mind. As soon as I woke up, I committed them to writing. ~ Srinivasa Ramanujan,
341:By their dependence on the spoken word for information, people were drawn together into a tribal mesh . . . the spoken word is more emotionally laden than the written. . . . Audile-tactile tribal man partook of the collective unconscious, lived in a magical integral world patterned by myth and ritual, its values divine.3 ~ James Gleick,
342:Birds sing in vain to the ear, flowers bloom in vain to the eye, of mortified vanity and galled ambition. He who would know repose in retirement must carry into retirement his destiny, integral and serene, as the Caesars transported the statue of Fortune into the chamber they chose for their sleep. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
343:While one is young is the time to investigate, to experiment with everything. The school should help its young people to discover their vocations and responsibilities, and not merely cram their minds with facts and technical knowledge; it should be the soil in which they can grow without fear, happily and integrally. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
344:To be "integrally developed" does not mean that you have to excel in all the known intelligences, or that all of your lines have to be at level 3. But it does mean that you develop a very good sense of what your own psychograph is actually like, so that with a much more Integral self-image you can plan your future development. ~ Ken Wilber,
345:There's this really amazing quote from Jim Jarmusch about celebrating your theft that I think has become more and more prominent in music: "It's not where you got it from, it's where you take it." To me, that's just an integral part of why I even bother making music. I don't mind that I've created an identity around what I do. ~ Alan Palomo,
346:A beetle will chase after an opening of light, while a cockroach will scatter at a crack of it. How are we different from insects? Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night. Polarity is an integral part of nature — human or not human. ~ Suzy Kassem,
347:Bez znajomości jego extensy wszystko, czego możemy się o drugim człowieku dowiedzieć, to częstotliwość występowania poszczególnych fenomenów słowa i ciała, nic więcej. A nawet jeśli żaden promienisty błękit nie skalał nigdy jego krwi — extensy urojone, extensy snów i marzeń niespełnionych stanowią tak samo integralną jego część. ~ Jacek Dukaj,
348:Right now-whether you're in writing courses getting "paid" in credit for writing, or burdened and distracted by earning a living and changing diapers-figure out how to make writing an integral part of your life. Publication is good, and gives you the courage to go on, but publication is not as important as the act of writing. ~ Janet Burroway,
349:A noted cancer specialist in Boston said he believed that if some simple and inexpensive replacement for Chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer were found tomorrow, all US medical schools would teeter on the verge of bankruptcy, so integral a part of their hospital revenues is oncology, the medical specialty of cancer treatment ~ Barry Lynes,
350:Free inquiry entails recognition of civil liberties as integral to its pursuit, that is, a free press, freedom of communication, the right to organize opposition parties and to join voluntary associations, and freedom to cultivate and publish the fruits of scientific, philosophical, artistic, literary, moral and religious freedom. ~ Paul Kurtz,
351:They told me I'd have to be there for the entire shooting of the movie which was two and a half months and again, I was surprised. Most movies I'd worked on before took only a day or so, so I realized this was a pretty big deal. I got to the set and was involved in a very integral way, which was a fun experience to be a part of. ~ Mike Vallely,
352:In light of the hypersexuality of humans, chimps, and bonobos, one wonders why so many insist that female sexual exclusivity has been an integral part of human evolutionary development for over a million years. In addition to all the direct evidence presented here, the circumstantial case against the narrative is overwhelming. ~ Christopher Ryan,
353:The Earth is indeed a precious gift of the Creator who, in designing its intrinsic order, has given us bearings that guide us as stewards of his creation. Precisely from within this framework, the Church considers matters concerning the environment and its protection intimately linked to the theme of integral human development. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
354:Painting myself for others, I have painted my inward self with colors clearer than my original ones. I have no more made my book than my book has made me--a book consubstantial with its author, concerned with my own self, an integral part of my life; not concerned with some third-hand, extraneous purpose, like all other books. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
355:Following the Universal Way means practicing selflessness and extending virtue to the world unconditionally. In this way one not only eliminates the heavy contamination accumulated throughout many lifetimes but may also bring about the possibility of restoring one's original divine nature and become an integral being of the multi-universe. ~ Lao Tzu,
356:Linguistic diversity is integral to the cultural diversity that ensures some humans will survive in the event of one of the periodic global catastrophes. Local indigenous languages hold the keys to to survival because they contain the nouns, the names of the plants, insects, birds and mammals important locally to human survival. ~ Leslie Marmon Silko,
357:The first thing I want to make clear is that this violence, this terrorism, is not cultural. It isn’t integral either to Arab or Muslim culture. I’ve done too many briefings for senators and congressmen who think that all ‘towelheads’ carry a pistol and a grenade. If you can’t see beyond this stereotype, then we might as well stop now. ~ Steven Gould,
358:I am honoured to be asked to take on this role, especially as it comes at such an integral time for our relationship with South Africa and the African continent. There shall be many new challenges and opportunities ahead and I look forward to embracing them with great anticipation [on becoming the UK's high commissioner to South Africa] ~ Paul Boateng,
359:IMPORTANT Book reading is a solitary and sedentary pursuit, and those who do are cautioned that a book should be used as an integral part of a well-rounded life, including a daily regimen of rigorous physical exercise, rewarding personal relationships, and sensible low-fat diet. A book should not be used a as a substitute or an excuse. ~ Garrison Keillor,
360:The first thing I want to make clear is that this violence, this terrorism, is not cultural. It isn't 
integral either to Arab or Muslim culture. I've done too many briefings for senators and congressmen who think that all 'towelheads' carry a pistol and a grenade. If you can't see beyond this stereotype, then we might as well stop now. ~ Steven Gould,
361:God thus excludes the world; he is only its cause; in no sense is he effect, of himself or anything else. Pantheism (better, "pandeism," for again it is not really the theos that is described) means that God is the integral totality of ordinary cause-effects, and that there, is no super-cause independent of ordinary causes and effects. ~ Charles Hartshorne,
362:The ecclesial communities which have not preserved the valid Episcopate and the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery, are not Churches in the proper sense; however, those who are baptized in these communities are, by Baptism, incorporated in Christ and thus are in a certain communion, albeit imperfect, with the Church. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
363:For her part, the Church always works for the integral development of every person. In this sense, she reiterates that the common good should not be simply an extra, simply a conceptual scheme of inferior quality tacked onto political programmes. The Church encourages those in power to be truly at the service of the common good of their peoples. ~ Pope Francis,
364:I believe that design must be integrally wedded to editorial content. Some people read images, others read words, but most of us read both. So the overall design, art, photography, text, and sometimes even the typography should be, in the best of cases, considered “content.” Hence the art director’s content must complement the editor’s content. ~ Steven Heller,
365: Death Is Potential To That Man
548
Death is potential to that Man
Who dies—and to his friend—
Beyond that—unconspicuous
To Anyone but God—
Of these Two—God remembers
The longest—for the friend—
Is integral—and therefore
Itself dissolved—of God—
~ Emily Dickinson,
366:Sometimes as actors and artists, we don't really get to be an effective and integral part of the promotional process, other than doing interviews. With Twitter and Facebook now, and all of this stuff, it really allows us to play and have fun, vis-à-vis the pictures that I send out on Twitter every day, or little videos, or whatever it is. ~ Jennifer Love Hewitt,
367:I recently lost someone. Someone so integral to me, it’s like a part of me is gone. And now I don’t know how to be anymore. If there’s even a me without her. It’s like she was my sun, and then my sun went out. Imagine if the real sun went out. Maybe there’d still be life on Earth, but would you still want to live here? Do I still want to live here? ~ Gayle Forman,
368:Separation is itself an integral part of the unity of this world, of a global social practice split into reality and image. The social practice confronted by an autonomous spectacle is at the same time the real totality which contains that spectacle. But the split within this totality mutilates it to the point that the spectacle seems to be its goal. ~ Guy Debord,
369:I think there are great roles for women in television because there is time to allow those characters to evolve. Even if you're the wife or the girlfriend or whatever it is that we women are, playing those things on TV, they are much more drawn out and there are greater arcs for the role. The roles are more integral to the complexity of the story. ~ Linda Cardellini,
370:Claro que si uno tuviera un receptor con paso de banda estrecha, y escuchara solo un mínimo margen de frecuencias, estaría obligado a aceptar la constante de tiempo larga. Jamás podríamos detectar una modulación rápida. Eso era una simple consecuencia del Teorema Integral de Fourier, estrechamente vinculado con el Principio de Incertidumbre de Heisenberg. ~ Carl Sagan,
371:But in the dynamic space of the living Rocket, the double integral has a different meaning. To integrate here is to operate on a rate of change so that time falls away: change is stilled..."Meters per second" will integrate to "meters." The moving vehicle is frozen, in space, to become architecture, and timeless. It was never launched. It never did fall. ~ Thomas Pynchon,
372:If you and I were living in a Universe that was not alive, conscious, and fully aware of us, it might be the case that “things just happen.” However, we are an integral part of a Universe that is fully alive, fully conscious, and totally aware of us—a Universe that provides exactly what we need to achieve our full potential. You are the Universe…a part of it. ~ Anonymous,
373:It was hard to imagine him in love. I knew that he and my mother must have once felt passion, since that was what love entailed, but I was grateful that over time the madness had evolved into something more like friendship or a business partnership, something I myself could be an integral part of. Even seeing my father recollect passion was disconcerting. ~ Richard Russo,
374:What I want people to realize is that “transitioning” is not the end of the journey. Yes, it’s an integral part of revealing who we are to ourselves and the world, but there’s much life afterward. These stories earn us visibility but fail at reporting on what our lives are like beyond our bodies, hormones, surgeries, birth names, and before-and-after photos. ~ Janet Mock,
375:Cities allow us to extract some of the transactional services that were assumed to be an integral, gendered aspect of traditional marriage and enjoy them as actual transactional service, for which we pay. This dynamic also permits women to function in the world in a way that was once impossible, with the city serving as spouse and, sometimes, true love. ~ Rebecca Traister,
376:But in the dynamic space of the living Rocket , the double integral has a different meaning. To integrate here is to operate on a rate of change so that time falls away: change is stilled...'Meters per second ' will integrate to 'meters.' The moving vehicle is frozen, in space, to become architecture, and timeless. It was never launched. It never did fall. ~ Thomas Pynchon,
377:According to theism, if a universe is to have any probability of existing, this probability is dependent upon God's beliefs, desires and creative acts. But the Hartle-Hawking probability is not dependent on any supernatural considerations; Hartle and Hawking do not sum over anything supernatural in their path integral derivation of the probability amplitude. ~ Quentin Smith,
378:Men will be drawn back into family life only when they are convinced that being a good husband and father is a manly thing to do. That parental duty and sacrifice are masculine virtues. That marital love and fidelity are not female standards imposed on men externally but an integral part of the male character. Something inherent and original, created by God. ~ Nancy R Pearcey,
379:Suffering naturally gives rise to doubt. How can one believe in God in the face of such horrendous suffering as slavery, segregation, and the lynching tree? Under these circumstances, doubt is not a denial but an integral part of faith. It keeps faith from being sure of itself. But doubt does not have the final word. The final word is faith giving rise to hope. ~ James H Cone,
380:Eliminate mental muddiness and obscurity; keep your mind crystal clear. Allow your pure original insight to emerge. Quiet your emotions and abide in serenity. Don't go crazy with the worship of idols, images, and ideas; this is like putting a new head on top of the head you already have. Remember: if you can cease all restless activity, your integral nature will appear. ~ Laozi,
381:The Marikana tragedy calls to mind earlier instances of violence. At Haymarket Square in Chicago on May 1, 1886, and then at Fourmies, in northern France, on May 1, 1891, police fired on workers striking for higher wages. Does this kind of violent clash between labor and capital belong to the past, or will it be an integral part of twenty-first-century history? ~ Thomas Piketty,
382:My house has one integral living space and I am sitting on the couch facing the TV, while she is perched on a stool at the breakfast bar in the kitchen, my laptop open in front of her. We have adopted these same positions so many times over the years, it’s like we have worn a groove in time. I imagine us suspended here for ever, like tiny figures in a doll’s house. ~ Tammy Cohen,
383:Self esteem,' said Levin, cut to the quick by his brother's words, 'is something I do not understand. If I had been told at the university that others understood integral calculus and I did not — there you have self esteem. But here one should first be convinced that one needs to have a certain ability in these matters and, chiefly, that they are all very important. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
384:It wasn't enough to just build a team culture. To have sustained success, we needed a winning organizational culture, and I knew that by working closely with the leadership group to define and set the culture, we would be able to have that. I needed the owner and leaders to buy in and be an integral part of the process. Their buy-in needed to be as deep as the players ~ Jon Gordon,
385:We like to look for patterns and find connections in unrelated events. This way we can explain them to ourselves. Life seems neater, or at least less messy. We need to feel we are in control: it is integral to our self-esteem. We also know, though we deny it, that we are not in control. So we settle for the illusions of control. What if we stopped fooling ourselves? ~ Jessica Zafra,
386:As integral as religion was to his sense of self, it was not until he reached West Point and combined his spiritual discipline with Blaik’s military discipline that his coaching persona began to take its mature form. Everything he knew about organizing a team and preparing it to play its best, Lombardi said later, he learned at West Point. “It all came from Red Blaik. ~ David Maraniss,
387:In reality, there is a single integral community of the Earth that includes all its component members whether human or other than human. In this community every being has its own role to fulfill, its own dignity, its own inner spontaneity. Every being has its own voice. Every being declares itself to the entire universe. Every being enters into communion with other beings. ~ Thomas Berry,
388:The 10th Annual Webby Awards represent an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate the evolution of the web from an esoteric medium to the driving force shaping popular culture, business, and society today, .. As the web enters its second decade as an integral part of everyday life, our expanded categories recognize those who are pushing the web in exciting new directions. ~ Tiffany Shlain,
389:Martin Malia: «El socialismo integral no es un ataque contra abusos específicos del capitalismo, sino contra la realidad. Es una tentativa de abolir el mundo real, un intento condenado a largo plazo, pero que durante un determinado período consigue crear un mundo surrealista definido por esta paradoja: la ineficacia, la penuria y la violencia se presentan como el bien supremo.» ~ Anonymous,
390:The chief difficulty of modern theoretical physics resides not in the fact that it expresses itself almost exclusively in mathematical symbols, but in the psychological difficulty of supposing that complete nonsense can be seriously promulgated and transmitted by persons who have sufficient intelligence of some kind to perform operations in differential and integral calculus. ~ Celia Green,
391:Visual communication of any kind, whether persuasive or informative,
from billboards to birth announcements, should be seen as the embodiment of form and function: the integration of
the beautiful and useful. Copy, art, and typography should be seen as a living entity; each element integrally related, in harmony with the whole, and essential to the execution of an idea. ~ Paul Rand,
392:It is a meaningful thing for a scientist of the stature of Ibn Sina, certainly one of the best scientific minds in the whole history of mankind, to often resort to prayer to seek God's help in solving his philosophical and scientific problems. And it is also perfectly understandable why the purification of the soul is considered an integral part of the methodology of knowledge. ~ Osman Bakar,
393:Perhaps the best place to begin with an integral approach to business is with.. oneself. In the Big Three of self, culture, and world, integral mastery starts with self. How do body and mind and spirit operate in me? How does that necessarily impact my role in the world of business? And how can I become more conscious of these already operating realities in myself and in others? ~ Ken Wilber,
394:As a result, the process of designing a product at Apple was integrally related to how it would be engineered and manufactured. Ive described one of Apple’s Power Macs. “We wanted to get rid of anything other than what was absolutely essential,” he said. “To do so required total collaboration between the designers, the product developers, the engineers, and the manufacturing ~ Walter Isaacson,
395:Good scholars struggle to understand the world in an integral way (pedants bite off tiny bits and worry them to death). These visions of reality [...] demand our respect, for they are an intellectual's only birthright. They are often entirely wrong and always flawed in serious ways, but they must be understood honorably and not subjected to mayhem by the excision of patches. ~ Stephen Jay Gould,
396:Some of those under your supervision will catch on quickly, others not. Understanding that patience is an integral part of good teaching and effective leadership allowed me to accept the varying speeds at which people learn and to accommodate, within reason, those differences. Patience became an asset for me rather than a liability. I came to understand that good things take time. ~ John Wooden,
397:The page of my notebook was filled with many messy integrals, but all of a sudden I saw emerge a formula for counting. I had begun to calculate a quantity on the assumption that the result was a real number, but found instead that, in certain units, all the possible answers would be integers. This meant that areas and volumes cannot take any value, but come in multiples of fixed units. ~ Lee Smolin,
398:There are some monuments where the land is so widespread, they just encompass as much as possible. And the integral part of the - the precious part, so to speak - I guess all land is precious, but the part that the people uniformly would not want to spoil, will not be despoiled. But there are parts of the monument lands where we can explore without affecting the overall environment. ~ George W Bush,
399:Every single day, someone asks Mr. Stetman why we have to learn algebra. You can tell this causes him great personal pain. Mr. Stetman loves algebra. He is poetic about it, in an integral-number sort of way. He talks about algebra the way some guys talk about their cars. Ask him why algebra and he launches into a thousand and one stories why algebra. None of them makes sense. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
400:Atâta vreme cât mă aflu în fața computerului și scriu, am impresia ca viața mea îmi aparține integral. Nu o împart decât cu ecranul devenit un fel de oglindă abisală a ființei mele și cu tastatura pe care îmi alunecă degetele. De când am învățat să scriu după metoda oarbă, adică fără să mă uit la taste, existența mea a devenit un fel de pâlnie: mă scurg direct din creierul meu pe ecran. ~ Matei Vi niec,
401:I remember the feeling even now; an inescapable stickines of each other like magnets on the fridge. It's funny how someone can be such an integral part of your life, like you laugh at the same jokes and eat your ice cream cones the same way and share your toys and dreams and everything but your heartbeats, and then one day - nothing. You share nothing. It's like none of it ever happened. ~ Sarah Ockler,
402:It was not the visible sun, but its invisible Creator who consecrated this day for us, when the Virgin Mother, fertile of womb and integral in her virginity, brought him forth, made visible for us, by whom, when he was invisible, she too was created. A Virgin conceiving, a Virgin bearing, a Virgin pregnant, a Virgin bringing forth, a Virgin perpetual. Why do you wonder at this, O man? ~ Saint Augustine,
403:When he looked at me with his clear kind, candid eye, he looked at me out of a tradition thirteen thousand years old: a way of thought and way of life so old, so well established, so integral and coherent as to give a human being the unselfconsciousness, the authority, the completeness of a wild animal, a great strange creature who looks straight at you out of his eternal present.... ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
404:After all, it is quite normal for us to owe a debt of gratitude to our parents and grandparents (or the people standing in for them), even if the treatment we experienced at their hands was sheer unadulterated torture. This is an integral part of morality, as we understand it. But it is a species of morality that consigns our genuine feelings and our own personal truth to an unmarked grave. ~ Alice Miller,
405:I don’t think we can forget, Catherine, nor should we. Experiences and memories—both good and bad—are an integral part of who we are. If we try to forget them, we’re trying to forget a part of ourselves, and how is that a good thing? Perhaps the trick to moving forward isn’t forgetting. It’s learning to use those memories as a means of becoming stronger and better versions of ourselves. ~ Rachael Anderson,
406:When he looked at me with his clear, kind, candid eyes, he looked at me out of a tradition thirteen thousand years old: a way of thought and and way of life so old, so well established, so integral and coherent as to give a human being the unselfconsciousness, the authority, the completeness of a wild animal, a great strange creature who looks straight at you out of his eternal present.... ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
407:The Swiss National Bank’s removal of the franc’s peg to the euro last week had far-reaching consequences because we were all taken by surprise. The fact that it would (and should) happen eventually was not lost on the market, but the SNB was as late as last week end talking tough and telling the market that the floor was an integral part of Swiss monetary policy – until it suddenly wasn’t any more. ~ Anonymous,
408:Water and air, rain and clouds, they too have been here for ever, but they are such an integral part that their ancientness is never apparent in our thoughts or emotions, contrary to lightning, which only occur now and then, during brief intervals which we are at once familiar with and foreign to, just as we are at once familiar with and foreign to ourselves and the world we are a part of. ~ Karl Ove Knausg rd,
409:Each person who understands him- or herself in this way, as a spark of the divine, with some small part of the divine power, integrally interwoven into the process of the creation of the psycho-physical universe, will be encouraged to participate in the process of plumbing the potentialities of, and shaping the form of, the unfolding quantum reality that it is his or her birthright to help create. ~ Paul Davies,
410:Human beings have a variety of intelligences, such as cognitive intelligence, emotional intelligence, musical intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, and so on. Most people excel in one or two of those, but do poorly in the others. This is not necessarily or even usually a bad thing; part of Integral wisdom is finding where one excels and thus where one can best offer the world one's deepest gifts. ~ Ken Wilber,
411:Since mentally healthy human beings must grow, and since giving up or loss of the old self is an integral part of the process of mental and spiritual growth, depression is a normal and basically healthy phenomenon. It becomes abnormal or unhealthy only when something interferes with the giving-up process, with the result that the depression is prolonged and cannot be resolved by completion of the ~ M Scott Peck,
412:ORIENTACIÓN AL MARKETING INTEGRAL. La última de estas orientaciones es la que entiende la actividad de marketing de las empresas de una manera integral, aplicándose sus prácticas a todos los niveles de interacción con todos los actores con que se relaciona: proveedores, intermediarios, clientes, competidores, entidades financieras, poderes públicos, medios de comunicación, personal, accionistas, etc. ~ Anonymous,
413:By speech first, but far more by writing, man has been able to put something of himself beyond death. In tradition and in books an integral part of the individual persists, for it can influence the minds and actions of other people in different places and at different times: a row of black marks on a page can move a man to tears, though the bones of him that wrote it are long ago crumbled to dust. ~ Julian Huxley,
414:Desire acts as a honey trap to the unwary male, luring him into unworthy and catastrophic enterprises. The beauty of the Narnian witches isn't ancillary to their evil, but integral to it, one of the weapons in their arsenal. Evil must, after all, appear attractive if it's going to be tempting, and from there it's only a small step further to the conclusion that feminine beauty is inherently wicked. ~ Laura Miller,
415:The essence of a sound style is that it cannot be reduced to rules-that it is a living and breathing thing with something of the devilish in it-that it fits its proprietor tightly yet ever so loosely, as his skin fits him. It is, in fact, quite as seriously an integral part of him as that skin is. . . . In brief, a style is always the outward and visible symbol of a man, and cannot be anything else. ~ H L Mencken,
416:Transparente ajung să fie acțiunile când devin operaționale, când se subordonează procesului calculabil, direcționabil și controlabil. Transparente devin imaginile atunci când devin pornografice, eliberate de orice dramaturgie, coregrafie și scenografie, de orice profunzime hermeneutică, de sens. Transparente devin lucrurile atunci când își leapădă singularitatea și se exprimă integral prin preț. ~ Byung Chul Han,
417:It is an occult law moreover, that no man can rise superior to his individual failings without lifting, be it ever so little, the whole body of which he is an integral part. In the same way no one can sin, nor suffer the effects of sin, alone. In reality, there is no such thing as 'separateness' and the nearest approach to that selfish state which the laws of life permit is in the intent or motive. ~ H P Blavatsky,
418:But the saints are never the kind of killjoy spinster aunts who go in for faultfinding and lack all sense of humor. (Nor should the Karl Barth who so loved and understood Mozart be regarded as such.)For humor is a mysterious but unmistakable charism inseparable from Catholic faith, and neither the "progressives" nor the "integralists" seem to possess it - the latter even less than the former. ~ Hans Urs von Balthasar,
419:Christopher Bache has been a professor of religious studies at Youngstown State University for thirty years and more recently adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He was director of transformative learning at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. His teaching focuses on Eastern religions, psychology of religion, and transpersonal psychology. Bache is the author of three books. ~ Ervin Laszlo,
420:The Marxist doctrine is omnipotent because it is true. It is comprehensive and harmonious, and provides men with an integral world outlook irreconcilable with any form of superstition, reaction, or defence of bourgeois oppression. It is the legitimate successor to the best that man produced in the nineteenth century, as represented by German philosophy, English political economy and French socialism. ~ Vladimir Lenin,
421:It is impossible – now, at this point in the long journey of human culture – to avoid the sense that pain is necessity; that it is neither accident, nor malformation, nor malice, nor misunderstanding, that it is integral to the human character both in its inflicting and in its suffering, this terrible sense Tragedy alone has articulated, and will continue to articulate, and in so doing, make beautiful… ~ Howard Barker,
422:Nenhuma mulher escreveu o Processo, Moby Dick ou os Sete Pilares da Sabedoria. Elas não contestam a condição humana, porque mal começam a assumi-la integralmente. É o que explica porque razão as suas obras carecem de ressonâncias metafísicas e também de humor negro; elas não põem o mundo entre parênteses, não lhe fazem perguntas, não denunciam as contradições: levam-no a sério ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
423:The first thing is time, and the fact that we live in it. Our existence and experience are dependent on the passing of time, and on change. No, not dependent — dependent is too weak a word. Time and change are integral to who we are, the foundation of our consciousness, and its warp and weft as well. I can’t imagine what it would mean to be conscious without passing through time and being aware of it. ~ Greta Christina,
424:There is nothing like Integral Dreaming in the literature. This is an ambitious undertaking and its readers will gain an in-depth understanding of dreams and dreaming that they will find nowhere else. The ‘five movements’ of Integral Dream Practice will encourage many readers to follow the steps outlined, and integrate dreamwork into their own lives. This book will be an instant classic in the field. ~ Stanley Krippner,
425:The southern leaders perceived the transcontinental as the means of extending their plantation economy westward, replicating the same kind of small-town America characteristic of the antebellum South and, crucially, retaining the slave labor that was integral to their way of life: “The South saw land in a traditional light, as home and heritage, not as a natural resource to benefit capital and state. ~ Christian Wolmar,
426:It is impossible - now, at this point in the long journey of human culture - to avoid the sense that pain is necessity; that it is neither accident, nor malformation, nor malice, nor misunderstanding, that it is integral to the human character both in its inflicting and in its suffering, this terrible sense Tragedy alone has articulated, and will continue to articulate, and in so doing, make beautiful... ~ Howard Barker,
427:Loneliness is the inability to share your story, your Unique Self story. For most people, the move beyond loneliness requires us to share our story with a significant other. For the spiritual elite, the receiving of our own story - and the knowing that it is an integral part of the larger story of All-That-Is - is enough. But for most human beings, loneliness is transcended through contact with another person. ~ Marc Gafni,
428:Each person, human or no, is bound to every other in a reciprocal relationship. Just as all beings have a duty to me, I have a duty to them. If an animal gives its life to feed me, I am in turn bound to support its life. If I receive a stream’s gift of pure water, then I am responsible for returning a gift in kind. An integral part of a human’s education is to know those duties and how to perform them. ~ Robin Wall Kimmerer,
429:It is an occult law moreover, that no man can rise superior to his individual failings without lifting, be it ever so little, the whole body of which he is an integral part. In the same way no one can sin, nor suffer the effects of sin, alone. In reality, there is no such thing as 'separateness' and the nearest approach to that selfish state which the laws of life permit is in the intent or motive. ~ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky,
430:Vulnerability is based on mutuality and requires boundaries and trust. It’s not oversharing, it’s not purging, it’s not indiscriminate disclosure, and it’s not celebrity-style social media information dumps. Vulnerability is about sharing our feelings and our experiences with people who have earned the right to hear them. Being vulnerable and open is mutual and an integral part of the trust-building process. We can’t ~ Bren Brown,
431:Water and air, rain and clouds, they too have been here for ever, but they are such an integral part of life that their ancientness is never apparent in our thoughts or emotions, contrary to lightning and thunder, which only occur now and then, during brief intervals which we are at once familiar with and foreign to, just as we are at once familiar with and foreign to ourselves and the world we are a part of. ~ Karl Ove Knausg rd,
432:My approach to photograph is kept simple, almost routine. All work, good and bad, is documented. I use standard film, a standard lens and no filters. Each work grows, strays, decays-integral parts of a cycle which the photograph shows at its height, marking the moment when the work is most alive. There is an intensity about a work at its peak that I hope is expresses in the image. Process and decay are implicit. ~ Andy Goldsworthy,
433:In the light of all this biblical testimony it seems to me clear that the “baptism” of the Spirit is the same as the promise or gift of the Spirit and is as much an integral part of the gospel of salvation as is the remission of sins. Certainly we must never conceive “salvation” in purely negative terms, as if it consisted only of our rescue from sin, guilt, wrath and death. We thank God that it is all these things. ~ John R W Stott,
434:Es fundamental buscar soluciones integrales que consideren las interacciones de los sistemas naturales entre sí y con los sistemas sociales. No hay dos crisis separadas, una ambiental y otra social, sino una sola y compleja crisis socio-ambiental. Las líneas para la solución requieren una aproximación integral para combatir la pobreza, para devolver la dignidad a los excluidos y simultáneamente para cuidar la naturaleza. ~ Pope Francis,
435:How not to search that space where, for a time span lasting from dusk to dawn, two beings have no other reason to exist than to expose themselves totally to each other- totally, integrally, absolutely- so that their common solitude may appear not in front of their own eyes but in front of ours, yes, how not to look there and how not to rediscover "the negative community, the community of those who have no community"? ~ Maurice Blanchot,
436:I hate to tell you, dragon, but that's an integral part of the whole usiness," he whispered. "If you're afraid to touch me then we're not going to get very far."
She lifted her head to look at him. "I thought I could lie back and let you ravish me," she said with complete honesty.
He shook his head, the smile hovering around his lips, his eyes intent. "This is a cooperative effort, my love. You have to do your part. ~ Anne Stuart,
437:The misery of human life is made up of large masses, each separated from the other by certain intervals. One year the death of a child; years after, a failure in trade; after another longer or shorter interval, a daughter may have married unhappily; in all but the singularly unfortunate, the integral parts that compose the sum-total of the unhappiness of a man's life are easily counted and distinctly remembered. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
438:Courtesy has nothing to do with the matter, High Lord Ben Holiday. Playing games is a way of life with cats. We tease, we taunt, and we do exactly as we please, not as others would have us do. Playing games is an integral part of our personae. Those who wish to have any sort of relationship with us must expect as much. They must understand that participation in our games is necessary if they wish communication on any level. ~ Terry Brooks,
439:I would hope that wherever I was I would be me. I have been influenced by some wonderful people who showed me that there is an integral relationship between faith and life at home. Evil is evil, repression is repression anywhere. And if it is not consistent with what one believes is God's will, then I would hope that one would be able to witness it, and there are wonderful people who do so in very great risks to themselves. ~ Desmond Tutu,
440:The people who consumed the most lutein, a specific type of antioxidant, had one-half the rate of cataracts as the people who consumed the least lutein. Lutein is an interesting chemical because, in addition to being readily available in spinach, along with other dark leafy green vegetables, it also is an integral part of the lens tissue itself. 49,50 Similarly, those who consumed the most spinach had 40% fewer cataracts. ~ T Colin Campbell,
441:for the most part, I rarely look at the journals I have kept for the greater part of a lifetime. The act of writing is itself enough; it serves to clarify my thoughts and feelings. The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing. My journals are not written for others, nor do I usually look at them myself, but they are a special, indispensable form of talking to myself. ~ Oliver Sacks,
442:When life has lost its meaning, a pilgrim will risk everything to get back in touch with life. This is why relics, such as a tooth of the Buddha, the dried blood of Christ, or a Shakespeare folio, are objects that must be touched as an integral part of the pilgrimage. This is what the risk is for, the confirmation that the mystery exists at all in a modern world seemingly determined to undermine the sacred as mere superstition. ~ Phil Cousineau,
443:Concern for the fate of the great rivers of the earth must lead us to reflect soberly on the model of development which our society is pursuing. A purely economic and technological understanding of progress, to the extent that it fails to acknowledge its intrinsic limitations and to take into consideration the integral good of humanity, will inevitably provoke negative consequences for individuals, peoples and creation itself. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
444:Before we had our becoming here, we existed There, men other than now; we were pure souls. Intelligence inbound with the entire of reality, not fenced off, integral to that All. [...] Then it was as if One voice sounded. One word was uttered and from every side an ear attended and received and there was an effective hearing; now we are become a dual thing, no longer that which we were at first, dormant, and in a sense no longer present. ~ Plotinus,
445:Al basar su alimentación en frutas, vegetales y cereales integrales, Scott obtiene la máxima cantidad de nutrientes del menor número posible de calorías, así que su cuerpo no se ve forzado a cargar o procesar volumen innecesario. Y dado que los carbohidratos abandonan el estómago con mayor rapidez que las proteínas, le es posible meter más horas de ejercicio en el día, ya que no debe esperar sentado a digerir las albóndigas. ~ Christopher McDougall,
446:Even though we are the most privileged and richest human beings there have been so far, in terms of the stability and length of our lives and the cultural resources available to us, we’re not as happy as we should be. I’d like to see politics more oriented toward the question of happiness; certainly I’d like to see religion more concerned with making integral, happy people and raising the quality of personal life in our culture. ~ Stephen Batchelor,
447:Every integral man has inside him, in his heart of hearts, a mystic center around which all else revolves. This mystic whirling lends unity to his thoughts and actions; it helps him find or invent the cosmic harmony. For some this center is love, for others kindness or beauty, others the thirst for knowledge or the longing for gold and power. They examine the relative value of all else and subordinate it to this central passion. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis,
448:Even when men approve of the same arrangements, it must be asked whether they approve of them because they exist or because they are desirable in themselves. The common resistance to the collectivist tide should not be allowed to obscure the fact that the belief in integral freedom is based on an essentially forward-looking attitude and not on any nostalgic longing for the past or a romantic admiration for what has been. ~ Friedrich August von Hayek,
449:So long as there are employers who attack social understanding and have wrong ideas of justice and fair play it is not only the right but also the duty of their employees - who are, after all, an integral part of our people - to protect the general interests against the greed and unreason of the individual. For to safeguard the loyalty and confidence of the people is as much in the interests of the nation as to safeguard public health. ~ Adolf Hitler,
450:This brings up yet another, far more important misconception: that being comically generative and having a sense of humor are one and the same thing. The former is among the least important things in the world, while the latter is among the most. One is a handy social tool, the other an integral component of human survival. It bears repeating a third time: Not being funny doesn't make you a bad person. Not having a sense of humor does. ~ David Rakoff,
451:People in great need were quick to find blame in themselves, quick to assume the burden of guilt for things they in truth had no control over and could not hope to change. It was, she had begun to understand, integral to the very nature of belief, of faith. A need that could not be answered by the self was then given over to someone or something greater than oneself, and this form of surrender was a lifting of a vast, terrible weight. ~ Steven Erikson,
452:I knew that I was writing for an American audience and that if I sold foreign rights, they would retranslate the book to make it make sense to that language. But one thing that was really important to me was not to italicize any of the words in the languages that were in the stories, because I feel like those foreign words felt just as important and integral to the story as everything else, so I wanted it all to just exist as its own thing. ~ Molly Antopol,
453:The fatal error of much science fiction has been to subscribe to an optimism based on the idea that revolution, or a new gimmick, or a bunch of strong men, or an invasion of aliens, or the conquest of other planets, or the annihilation of half the world--in short, pretty nearly anything but the facing up to the integral and irredeemable nature of mankind--can bring about utopian situations. It is the old error of the externalization of evil. ~ Brian Aldiss,
454:What does it take to build something so that it’s really easy to make comfortable little modifications in a way that once you’ve made them, they feel integral with the nature and structure of what is already there? You want to be able to mess around with it and progressively change it to bring it into an adapted state with yourself, your family, the climate, whatever. This kind of adaptation is a continuous process of gradually taking care. ~ Stewart Brand,
455:The fatal error of much science fiction has been to subscribe to an optimism based on the idea that revolution, or a new gimmick, or a bunch of strong men, or an invasion of aliens, or the conquest of other planets, or the annihilation of half the world--in short, pretty nearly anything but the facing up to the integral and irredeemable nature of mankind--can bring about utopian situations. It is the old error of the externalization of evil. ~ Brian W Aldiss,
456:I want studios that make story-based games to start taking their stories more seriously. And that doesn't mean hiring a big shot writer from Hollywood; it means that story becomes integral to making your game. I don't see how you can achieve that without having an in-house writer that sits next to the designer, helping them make their levels, talking with the engineers about where we can tell the story more dynamically, pushing at technology. ~ Neil Druckmann,
457:The idea of human rights and freedoms must be an integral part of any meaningful world order. Yet, I think it must be anchored in a different place, and in a different way, than has been the case so far. If it is to be more than just a slogan mocked by half the world, it cannot be expressed in the language of a departing era, and it must not be mere froth floating on the subsiding waters of faith in a purely scientific relationship to the world. ~ Vaclav Havel,
458:There is no binary division to be made between what one says and what one does not say; we must try to determine the different ways of not saying such things, how those who can and those who cannot speak of them are distributed, which type of discourse is authorized, or which form of discretion is required in either case. There is not one but many silences, and they are an integral part of the strategies that underlie and permeate discourses. ~ Michel Foucault,
459:Our bodies are installation art that we curate publicly. Our bodies are the first message those around us receive. Our bodies are our physical bookmarks that hold space for us in the world. Our bodies are magnificent houses for everything else that we are. Our bodies are a part of us, just as our kindness, talents, and passion are a part of us. Yes, we are so much more than our outer shells, but our outer shells are an integral part of our being, too. ~ Jes Baker,
460:NLP subliminals have long since been used in advertising and marketing, and yet people are still ignorant about it because the government keeps the information suppressed since it is an integral part of their arsenal for marketing their own agenda to a socially engineered population. Attorneys who are aware of it use it to manipulate the minds of the jury, and even the mind of the judge if he doesn’t have the knowledge to defend himself against it. ~ Cathy O Brien,
461:..[The] disclosure of the incest secret initiates a profound crisis for the family usually...the abuse has been going on for a number of years and has become an integral part of family life. Disclosure disrupts whatever fragile equilibrium has been maintained, jeopardizes the functioning of all family members, increases the likelihood of violent and desperate behavior, and places everyone, but particularly the daughter, at risk for retaliation. ~ Judith Lewis Herman,
462:When writing my Leg book, I drew heavily on the detailed journals I had kept as a patient in 1974. Oaxaca Journal, too, relied heavily on my handwritten notebooks. But for the most part, I rarely look at the journals I have kept for the greater part of a lifetime. The act of writing is itself enough; it serves to clarify my thoughts and feelings. The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing. ~ Oliver Sacks,
463:Nuestro viaje a través de los Pasos puede ser el trabajo más difícil que hayamos emprendido, pero las recompensas y la curación que recibimos no tienen medida. Con el tiempo, los Pasos se vuelven parte integral de nuestra vida diaria al practicar estos principios en todas las áreas de nuestra vida. A continuación hacemos la lista de los Doce Pasos que son el programa recomendado de Co-Dependientes Anónimos para la recuperación personal de la codependencia ~ Anonymous,
464:The arts have long been an integral and vibrant part of our nation's cultural heritage. In its many forms, art enables us to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and of our society. Providing us with a unique way to learn about people of other cultures, it allows us to discover all that we have in common. At its best, art can beautify our cities, encourage economic development and social change, and profoundly affect the ways we live our lives. ~ William J Clinton,
465:C. J. Martes, healer and author, has helped clients in more than forty countries for nearly twenty years. In 2004 she developed Akashic Field Therapy (AFT), an integral method of quantum healing that helps individuals identify and then remove subconscious negative patterns and beliefs at the mental, physical, and spiritual level. Her work blends A-field (Akashic Field) Theory, Behavioral and Integral Psychology, Vibrational Medicine, and Western science. ~ Ervin Laszlo,
466:Religious faith in the case of the Hindus has never been allowed to run counter to scientific laws, moreover the former is never made a condition for the knowledge they teach, but there are always scrupulously careful to take into consideration the possibility that by reason both the agnostic and atheist may attain truth in their own way. Such tolerance may be surprising to religious believers in the West, but it is an integral part of Vedantic belief. ~ Romain Rolland,
467:Working an integral or performing a linear regression is something a computer can do quite effectively. Understanding whether the result makes sense—or deciding whether the method is the right one to use in the first place—requires a guiding human hand. When we teach mathematics we are supposed to be explaining how to be that guide. A math course that fails to do so is essentially training the student to be a very slow, buggy version of Microsoft Excel. ~ Jordan Ellenberg,
468:They consider people who don't know Hamlet from Macbeth to be Philistines, yet they might merrily admit that they don't know the difference between a gene and a chromosome, or a transistor and a capacitor, or an integral and differential equation. These concepts might seem difficult. Yes, but so, too, is Hamlet. And like Hamlet, each of these concepts is beautiful. Like an elegant mathematical equation, they are expressions of the glories of the universe. ~ Walter Isaacson,
469:Ultimately, love is only possible for humans insofar as they can achieve some comprehension of their place and their duties and their values and their significance within the whole of life, of society, of spirituality, of history, of nature. In all merely partial or fragmentary perspectives, there necessarily remain undigested irrational factors, surds that one is merely tolerating and not truly respecting as essential and integral to the whole of what we are. ~ Kenny Smith,
470:the case of Askone twenty years ago. First they were sold some of your goods and then your people asked for complete freedom of missionary effort in order that the goods might be run properly; that Temples of Health be set up. There was then the establishment of religious schools; autonomous rights for all officers of the religion and with what result? Askone is now an integral member of the Foundation’s system and the Grand Master cannot call his underwear his own. ~ Isaac Asimov,
471:By speech first, but far more by writing, man has been able to put something of himself beyond death. In tradition and in books an integral part of the individual persists, for it can influence the minds and actions of other people in different places and at different times: a row of black marks on a page can move a man to tears, though the bones of him that wrote it are long ago crumbled to dust. In truth, the whole progress of civilization is based upon this power. ~ Julian Huxley,
472:The planet Earth in its present mode of florescence is being devastated. This devastation is being fostered and protected by legal, political and economic establishments that exalt the human community while offering no protection to the non-human modes of being. There is an urgent need for a Jurisprudence (system of governance) that recognizes that the well-being of the integral world community is primary, and that human well-being is derivative - an Earth Jurisprudence. ~ Thomas Berry,
473:I find nothing in the Gospel of Thomas that contradicts any of Jesus’s teachings in the canonical gospels. Rather, it rounds them out metaphysically and creates a newfound sense of awe as we see just how original and subtle his understanding really is. He is the first truly integral teacher to appear on this planet. As we take a fresh look at these teachings at once familiar and strange, we’re catapulted forward again along a path that rings with the power of truth. ~ Cynthia Bourgeault,
474:Paul thanked God for the Corinthian believers. During the Thanksgiving holiday, we focus on our blessings and express our gratitude to God for them. But thanks should be expressed every day. We can never say thank you enough to parents, friends, leaders, and especially to God. When thanksgiving becomes an integral part of your life, you will find that your attitude toward life will change. You will become more positive, gracious, loving, and humble. Whom do you need to thank today? ~ Anonymous,
475:The integral approach is committed to the full spectrum of consciousness as it manifests in all its extraordinary diversity. This allows the integral approach to recognize and honor the Great Holarchy of Being first elucidated by the perennial philosophy and the great wisdom traditions in general... The integral vision embodies an attempt to take the best of both worlds, ancient and modern. But that demands a critical stance willing to reject unflinchingly the worst of both as well. ~ Ken Wilber,
476:Harvard Business School’s Ranjay Gulati and Alicia DeSantola noted in “Start-Ups That Last,” this approach doesn’t scale: “Improvisation is integral to young ventures; it’s how they make discoveries. However, as firms grow they need a framework of plans and goals to guide them. That way they can keep trying new things and reacting to dynamic markets, but with an eye toward larger objectives and sustaining the business. Otherwise improvisation essentially amounts to aimless riffing. ~ Reid Hoffman,
477:It should not be strange that the values cherished by all the three major religions are the same, since they originate from a common source. For example, Islam, the predominant religion in the Middle East, accepts as an integral part of its religious teachings both the Old and the New Testaments. If this commonality of moral traditions among the world's major religions does not say something about the universality of religion, it does say something about the universality of mankind. ~ King Hussein I,
478:A human life has seasons much as the earth has seasons, each time with its own particular beauty and power. And gift. By focusing on springtime and summer, we have turned the natural process of life into a process of loss rather than a process of celebration and appreciation. Life is neither linear nor stagnant. It is movement from mystery to mystery. Just as a year includes autumn and winter, life includes death, not as an opposite but as an integral part of the way life is made. ~ Rachel Naomi Remen,
479:Men were drawn to civilization; only the most severe ascetic among them relished isolation. Penitent hermits craved seclusion. Being away from the squalor of humanity was an integral part of their spiritual monasticism. They could talk more readily to God in the silence of their mountaintop cave or their desert isolation. It was easier to believe that the voice you heard responding to your queries issued from a divine trumpet if there were no other souls nearby. But he was a soldier. ~ Neal Stephenson,
480:Thus, the very high developmental stance of pluralism—the product of at least six major stages of transformation—turns around and denies the very path that produced its own noble stance. It extends an egalitarian embrace to every stance, no matter how shallow or narcissistic. Thus, the more egalitarianism is implemented, the more it invites, indeed encourages, the Culture of Narcissism. And the Culture of Narcissism is the antithesis of the integral culture, the opposite of a world at peace. ~ Ken Wilber,
481:In accordance with that definite property of the ‘common integral vibration,’ or the ‘white ray,’ during the process of its transformations about which I have just spoken and which was already familiar to the learned Babylonian painters, each of its ‘center-of-gravity vibrations’ or one of the separate colors of the ‘white ray’ always ensues from another and is transformed into a third, for example, the color orange is obtained from red, and in turn passes into yellow, and so on and so forth. ~ G I Gurdjieff,
482:Professor Goldziher also shows, in his "Mythology Among the Hebrews," [99:5] that the story of the creation was borrowed by the Hebrews from the Babylonians. He also informs us that the notion of the bôrê and yôsêr, "Creator" (the term used in the cosmogony in Genesis) as an integral part of the idea of God, are first brought into use by the prophets of the captivity. "Thus also the story of the Garden of Eden, as a supplement to the history of the Creation, was written down at Babylon. ~ Thomas William Doane,
483:The progeny will be lost and adrift. Without the integrals reinforcing their focus and purpose, they will begin to question both.”

“Sator, this is not a bad thing. Humans spend years struggling to figure out what they want to do with their lives, then often revisit the question at multiple points in the course of living it. It’s in our nature.”

“Commandant, I’m sure I need not remind you that we are not Human.”

“No. But perhaps when this is over, you will become a bit more so. ~ G S Jennsen,
484:A civilization is integral and healthy to the extent [that] it is founded on the "invisible" or "underlying" religion, the religio perennis, that is, to the extent [that] its expressions or forms are transparent to the Non-Formal and tend toward the Origin, thus conveying the recollection of a lost Paradise, but also - and with all the more reason - the presentiment of a timeless Beatitude. For the Origin is at once within us and before us; time is but a spiral movement around a motionless Center. ~ Frithjof Schuon,
485:...Those who know don't talk and those who talk don't know. And even the survivors who have decided to bear witness confirm it in their way: They almost all say that their experience can't be related in words, and yet, as witnesses, they're morally compelled to resort to them. Their silence, except if it is ontologically integral to their disposition, would not help truth triumph. It would only open the road to oblivion and, as one survivor put it, enable the executioner to kill his victims a second time. ~ Elie Wiesel,
486:..I sought a world philosophy-or an integral philosophy-that would believably weave together the many pluralistic contexts of science, morals, aesthetics, Eastern as well as Western philosophy, and the world's great wisdom traditions. Not on the level of details-that is finitely impossible; but on the level of orienting generalizations: a way to suggest that the world really is one, undivided, whole, and related to itself in every way: a holistic philosophy for a holistic Kosmos, a plausible Theory of Everything. ~ Ken Wilber,
487:Perhaps the single most powerful event facing humanity today is a great awakening on a planetary scale that has been millennia in the making. We humans are in the midst of a profound advance as a species to a higher form of global consciousness that has been emerging across cultures, religions and worldviews through the centuries. This awakening of global consciousness is nothing less than a shift, a maturation, from more egocentric patterns of life to a higher form of integral and dialogic patterns of life. ~ Ashok Gangadean,
488:The intellectual climate has become increasingly unfavorable to the study of the relations between religion and culture in the modern world and the modern university. For theology has long since lost its position as a dominant faculty in the university and as an integral part of the general educational curriculum. It continues to exist on sufferance only as a specialized ecclesiastical study designed for the clergy. Consequently the student in a modern university may be totally ignorant of religion. ~ Christopher Henry Dawson,
489:In a 2006 article in Management Science, Alan MacCormack and Carliss Baldwin document an example of a product that successfully evolved from an integral to a modular architecture.21 When the software was put into the public domain as open source, the commercial firm that owned the copyright invested significant resources to make the transition. This was critical because the software could not have been maintained by distributed teams of volunteer developers if it had not been broken into smaller subsystems. ~ Geoffrey G Parker,
490:Precocious and eccentric are okay. But I think that people in the arts represent something integral and kind of secretive in everybody else. So the reason people like some artists is because they're saying or doing something that they would like to do or say, but they don't have the balls or the means. People are really afraid to put their ass on the line. Just to put your face on a poster and put your name in big print and say "Come see me," that takes some cojones, you know? Ambition is nothing to be ashamed of. ~ Nellie McKay,
491:The question is wholly other, deeper and equally relevant to all: whether we shall, by whatever means, succeed in reconstituting the natural world as the true terrain of politics, rehabilitating the personal experience of human beings as the initial measure of things, placing morality above politics and responsibility above our desires, in making human community meaningful, in returning content to human speech, in reconstituting, as the focus of all social action, the autonomous, integral, and dignified human "I." ~ Vaclav Havel,
492:We should remember that the Declaration of Independence is not merely a historical document. It is an explicit recognition that our rights derive not from the King of England, not from the judiciary, not from government at all, but from God. The keystone of our system of popular sovereignty is the recognition, as the Declaration acknowledges, that 'all men are created equal' and 'endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.' Religion and God are no alien to our system of government, they're integral to it. ~ Mark Levin,
493:We should remember that the Declaration of Independence is not merely a historical document. It is an explicit recognition that our rights derive not from the King of England, not from the judiciary, not from government at all, but from God. The keystone of our system of popular sovereignty is the recognition, as the Declaration acknowledges, that 'all men are created equal' and 'endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.' Religion and God are no alien to our system of government, they're integral to it. ~ Mark R Levin,
494:Our main source of psychic energy in the future will depend on our ability to understand this symbol of evolution in an acceptable context of interpretation. Only in the context of an emergent universe will the human project come to an integral understanding of itself. We must, however, come to experience the universe in its psychic as well as in its physical aspect. We need to experience the sequence of evolutionary transformations as moments of grace, and also as celebration moments in our new experience of the sacred. ~ Thomas Berry,
495:Mientras el carácter escaso es inherente a los recursos, una escasez no lo es. La carencia de los recursos simplemente significa que no hay suficiente para satisfacer completamente los deseos de todos. Sólo en el Edén había lo suficiente. Una escasez, sin embargo, significa que hay personas dispuestas a pagar el precio actual del producto pero que no lo pueden encontrar. El precio es parte integral de una escasez, aunque las personas crean erróneamente que, durante una escasez, hay menos disponibilidad física de recursos. ~ Thomas Sowell,
496:That which stirs within, slows or quickens, goes deep or dies out. When I speak of spirit, I am not speaking of something related to or given by a force outside ourselves. I am speaking of the force that is ourselves. The experience of living in this world, bound by a body, space, and time, woven into the fabric of human history, human connection and human life. This is the force that feels, and thinks and gives us consciousness at all. It is the deepest, most elemental, most integral part of who we are; it is who we are. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
497:My mother was a continual source of wisdom and great advice...she taught me that there is always a way around a problem-you've just got to find it. Keep trying doors; one will eventually open. She also taught me to accept failure as part and parcel of life. It's not the opposite of success; it's an integral part of success. I talk a lot about learning to become fearless in your approach to life. But fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear. It's all about getting up one more time than you fall down. ~ Arianna Huffington,
498:The main reason we don’t know as much about the modern human story in Africa is lack of research. Human history over the last tens of thousands of years in Africa is an integral part of the story of our species. Focusing on Africa as the place where our species originated, while it might seem to highlight the importance of Africa, paradoxically does Africa a disservice by drawing attention away from the question of how populations that remained in Africa got to be the way they are today. With ancient and modern DNA, we can rectify ~ David Reich,
499:At present, when people become aware of this [common metaphorical] imagery, they tend to think of it as merely a surface dressing of isolated metaphors - as a kind of optional decorative paint that is sometimes added to ideas after they are formed, so as to make them clear to outsiders. But really such symbolism is an integral part of our thought-structure. It does crucial work on all topics, not just in a few supposedly marginal areas such as religion and emotion, where symbols are known to be at home, but throughout our thinking. ~ Mary Midgley,
500:Today, these same public-sector unions have themselves become part of an elite that uses the political system to protect its own self-interests. As we will see in Part IV, the quality of American public administration has declined markedly since the 1970s, in no small measure because of these unions’ ability to limit merit as a basis for hiring and promotion. They are an integral part of the contemporary Democratic Party’s political base, making most Democratic politicians loath to challenge them. The result is political decay. ~ Francis Fukuyama,

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   30 Integral Yoga
   6 Philosophy
   2 Kabbalah
   2 Integral Theory
   1 Occultism


  118 Sri Aurobindo
   19 Satprem
   14 The Mother
   3 Aldous Huxley
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Jean Gebser
   2 Carl Jung


   71 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   38 The Life Divine
   20 Savitri
   19 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   17 Essays On The Gita
   11 Words Of The Mother II
   10 The Mothers Agenda
   10 The Integral Yoga
   9 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   8 Letters On Yoga I
   7 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   5 Words Of The Mother III
   5 Essays Divine And Human
   4 Words Of Long Ago
   4 The Secret Doctrine
   4 Letters On Yoga II
   4 Isha Upanishad
   3 The Perennial Philosophy
   3 Letters On Yoga III
   3 Agenda Vol 1
   3 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   2 The Ever-Present Origin
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 On Education
   2 Kena and Other Upanishads
   2 Aion


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

0.02_-_The_Three_Steps_of_Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   of the material or food sheath and the nervous system or vital vehicle.1
  If, then, this inferior equilibrium is the basis and first means of the higher movements which the universal Power contemplates and if it constitutes the vehicle in which the Divine here seeks to reveal Itself, if the Indian saying is true that the body is the instrument provided for the fulfilment of the right law of our nature, then any final recoil from the physical life must be a turning away from the completeness of the divine Wisdom and a renunciation of its aim in earthly manifestation. Such a refusal may be, owing to some secret law of their development, the right attitude for certain individuals, but never the aim intended for mankind. It can be, therefore, no Integral Yoga which ignores the body or makes its annulment or its rejection indispensable to a perfect spirituality. Rather, the perfecting of the body also should be the last triumph of the Spirit and to make the bodily life also divine must be God's final seal upon His work in the universe. The obstacle which the physical presents to the spiritual is no argument for the rejection of the physical; for in the unseen providence of things our greatest difficulties are our best opportunities. A supreme difficulty is Nature's indication to us of a supreme conquest to be won and an ultimate problem to be solved; it is not a warning of an inextricable snare to be shunned or of an enemy too strong for us from whom we must flee.
  
  Equally, the vital and nervous energies in us are there for a great utility; they too demand the divine realisation of their possibilities in our ultimate fulfilment. The great part assigned to this element in the universal scheme is powerfully emphasised by the catholic wisdom of the Upanishads. "As the spokes of a wheel in its nave, so in the Life-Energy is all established, the triple knowledge and the Sacrifice and the power of the strong and the purity of the wise. Under the control of the LifeEnergy is all this that is established in the triple heaven."2 It is therefore no Integral Yoga that kills these vital energies, forces them into a nerveless quiescence or roots them out as the source
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  The ultimate knowledge is that which perceives and accepts God in the universe as well as beyond the universe; the Integral Yoga is that which, having found the Transcendent, can return upon the universe and possess it, retaining the power freely to descend
  

0.04_-_1951-1954, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
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  To acquire a total and perfect awareness of the world as it is in all its details, one must first have no more personal reactions in regard to any of these details, nor even any spiritual preference as to what they ought to be. In other words, a total acceptance with a perfect neutrality and indifference is the indispensable condition for a knowledge through Integral identification. If one detail, no matter how small, escapes this neutrality, this detail also escapes identification. The absence of personal reactions, whatever their end, even the most exalted, is thus a basic necessity for total knowledge.
  
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  But if She is ever to reside and act here, She has to find at least a minimal receptivity, at least one human being with the required vital and physical qualities, a kind of super-Parsifal gifted with an innate and Integral purity, yet possessing at the same time a body strong enough and poised enough to bear unwaveringly the intensity of the Ananda She brings.
  

0.04_-_The_Systems_of_Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Conditions of the Synthesis
   differs also in this, - and here from the point of view of an Integral Yoga there seems to be a defect, - that it is indifferent to mental and bodily perfection and aims only at purity as a condition of the divine realisation. A second defect is that as actually practised it chooses one of the three parallel paths exclusively and almost in antagonism to the others instead of effecting a synthetic harmony of the intellect, the heart and the will in an Integral divine realisation.
  
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  We can see also that in the Integral view of things these three paths are one. Divine Love should normally lead to the perfect knowledge of the Beloved by perfect intimacy, thus becoming a path of Knowledge, and to divine service, thus becoming a path of Works. So also should perfect Knowledge lead to perfect
  Love and Joy and a full acceptance of the works of That which is known; dedicated Works to the entire love of the Master of the Sacrifice and the deepest knowledge of His ways and His being. It is in this triple path that we come most readily to the absolute knowledge, love and service of the One in all beings and in the entire cosmic manifestation.

0.05_-_The_Synthesis_of_the_Systems, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Y THE very nature of the principal Yogic schools, each covering in its operations a part of the complex human integer and attempting to bring out its highest possibilities, it will appear that a synthesis of all of them largely conceived and applied might well result in an Integral Yoga. But they are so disparate in their tendencies, so highly specialised and elaborated in their forms, so long confirmed in the mutual opposition of their ideas and methods that we do not easily find how we can arrive at their right union.
  
  An undiscriminating combination in block would not be a synthesis, but a confusion. Nor would a successive practice of each of them in turn be easy in the short span of our human life and with our limited energies, to say nothing of the waste of labour implied in so cumbrous a process. Sometimes, indeed,
  Hathayoga and Rajayoga are thus successively practised. And in a recent unique example, in the life of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, we see a colossal spiritual capacity first driving straight to the divine realisation, taking, as it were, the kingdom of heaven by violence, and then seizing upon one Yogic method after another and extracting the substance out of it with an incredible rapidity, always to return to the heart of the whole matter, the realisation and possession of God by the power of love, by the extension of inborn spirituality into various experience and by the spontaneous play of an intuitive knowledge. Such an example cannot be generalised. Its object also was special and temporal, to exemplify in the great and decisive experience of a master-soul the truth, now most necessary to humanity, towards which a world long divided into jarring sects and schools is with difficulty labouring, that all sects are forms and fragments of a single Integral truth and all disciplines labour in their different ways towards one supreme experience. To know, be and possess
  
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  We have in this central Tantric conception one side of the truth, the worship of the Energy, the Shakti, as the sole effective force for all attainment. We get the other extreme in the Vedantic conception of the Shakti as a power of Illusion and in the search after the silent inactive Purusha as the means of liberation from the deceptions created by the active Energy. But in the Integral conception the Conscious Soul is the Lord, the Nature-Soul is his executive Energy. Purusha is of the nature of Sat, the being of conscious self-existence pure and infinite; Shakti or Prakriti is of the nature of Chit, - it is power of the Purusha's self-conscious existence, pure and infinite. The relation of the two exists between the poles of rest and action. When the Energy is absorbed
  
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   may effect itself by the rejection of the lower and escape into the higher, - the ordinary view-point, - or by the transformation of the lower and its elevation to the higher Nature. It is this, rather, that must be the aim of an Integral Yoga.
  
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  Yoga each select their own point of departure or their own gate of escape. They specialise certain activities of the lower
  Prakriti and turn them towards the Divine. But the normal action of Nature in us is an Integral movement in which the full complexity of all our elements is affected by and affects all our environments. The whole of life is the Yoga of Nature. The
  Yoga that we seek must also be an Integral action of Nature, and the whole difference between the Yogin and the natural man will be this, that the Yogin seeks to substitute in himself for the Integral action of the lower Nature working in and by ego and division the Integral action of the higher Nature working in and by God and unity. If indeed our aim be only an escape from the world to God, synthesis is unnecessary and a waste of time; for then our sole practical aim must be to find out one path out of the thousand that lead to God, one shortest possible of short cuts, and not to linger exploring different paths that end in the same goal. But if our aim be a transformation of our Integral being into the terms of God-existence, it is then that a synthesis becomes necessary.
  
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  There are three outstanding features of this action of the higher when it works Integrally on the lower nature. In the first place it does not act according to a fixed system and succession as in the specialised methods of Yoga, but with a sort of free, scattered and yet gradually intensive and purposeful working determined by the temperament of the individual in whom it operates, the helpful materials which his nature offers and the obstacles which it presents to purification and perfection. In a sense, therefore, each man in this path has his own method of
  Yoga. Yet are there certain broad lines of working common to all which enable us to construct not indeed a routine system, but
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  Secondly, the process, being Integral, accepts our nature such as it stands organised by our past evolution and without rejecting anything essential compels all to undergo a divine change.
  
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  Thirdly, the divine Power in us uses all life as the means of this Integral Yoga. Every experience and outer contact with our world-environment, however trifling or however disastrous, is used for the work, and every inner experience, even to the most repellent suffering or the most humiliating fall, becomes a step on the path to perfection. And we recognise in ourselves with opened eyes the method of God in the world, His purpose of light in the obscure, of might in the weak and fallen, of delight in what is grievous and miserable. We see the divine method to be the same in the lower and in the higher working; only in the one it is pursued tardily and obscurely through the subconscious in
  Nature, in the other it becomes swift and self-conscious and the instrument confesses the hand of the Master. All life is a Yoga of Nature seeking to manifest God within itself. Yoga marks the stage at which this effort becomes capable of self-awareness and therefore of right completion in the individual. It is a gathering up and concentration of the movements dispersed and loosely combined in the lower evolution.
  
  An Integral method and an Integral result. First, an Integral realisation of Divine Being; not only a realisation of the One in its indistinguishable unity, but also in its multitude of aspects which are also necessary to the complete knowledge of it by
  
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  Therefore, also, an Integral liberation. Not only the freedom born of unbroken contact and identification of the individual being in all its parts with the Divine, sayujya-mukti, by which it can become free2 even in its separation, even in the duality; not only the salokya-mukti by which the whole conscious existence dwells in the same status of being as the Divine, in the state of
  Sachchidananda; but also the acquisition of the divine nature by the transformation of this lower being into the human image of the Divine, sadharmya-mukti, and the complete and final release of all, the liberation of the consciousness from the transitory mould of the ego and its unification with the One Being, universal both in the world and the individual and transcendentally one both in the world and beyond all universe.
  
  By this Integral realisation and liberation, the perfect harmony of the results of Knowledge, Love and Works. For there is attained the complete release from ego and identification in being with the One in all and beyond all. But since the attaining consciousness is not limited by its attainment, we win also the unity in Beatitude and the harmonised diversity in Love, so that all relations of the play remain possible to us even while we retain on the heights of our being the eternal oneness with the
  Beloved. And by a similar wideness, being capable of a freedom in spirit that embraces life and does not depend upon withdrawal from life, we are able to become without egoism, bondage or reaction the channel in our mind and body for a divine action poured out freely upon the world.
  
  The divine existence is of the nature not only of freedom, but of purity, beatitude and perfection. An Integral purity which shall enable on the one hand the perfect reflection of the divine
  Being in ourselves and on the other the perfect outpouring of its
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   functioning of the complex instrument we are in our outer parts, is the condition of an Integral liberty. Its result is an Integral beatitude, in which there becomes possible at once the Ananda of all that is in the world seen as symbols of the Divine and the Ananda of that which is not-world. And it prepares the Integral perfection of our humanity as a type of the Divine in the conditions of the human manifestation, a perfection founded on a certain free universality of being, of love and joy, of play of knowledge and of play of will in power and will in unegoistic action. This Integrality also can be attained by the Integral Yoga.
  
  Perfection includes perfection of mind and body, so that the highest results of Rajayoga and Hathayoga should be contained in the widest formula of the synthesis finally to be effected by mankind. At any rate a full development of the general mental and physical faculties and experiences attainable by humanity through Yoga must be included in the scope of the Integral method. Nor would these have any raison d'etre unless employed for an Integral mental and physical life. Such a mental and physical life would be in its nature a translation of the spiritual existence into its right mental and physical values. Thus we would arrive at a synthesis of the three degrees of Nature and of the three modes of human existence which she has evolved or is evolving. We would include in the scope of our liberated being and perfected modes of activity the material life, our base, and the mental life, our intermediate instrument.
  
  Nor would the Integrality to which we aspire be real or even possible, if it were confined to the individual. Since our divine perfection embraces the realisation of ourselves in being, in life and in love through others as well as through ourselves, the extension of our liberty and of its results in others would be the inevitable outcome as well as the broadest utility of our liberation and perfection. And the constant and inherent attempt of such an extension would be towards its increasing and ultimately complete generalisation in mankind.
  
  The divinising of the normal material life of man and of his great secular attempt of mental and moral self-culture in the individual and the race by this Integralisation of a widely perfect
  

0.06_-_1956, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  O Thou who art always there - present in all I do, all I am - not for repose do I aspire, but for THY
  Integral VICTORY.
  

0.07_-_1957, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  This vision took place early in the night and woke me up with a rather unpleasant feeling. Then I fell back to sleep and forgot about it; but a little while ago, when I was thinking of the question put to me, it returned. It returned with a great intensity and so imperatively that now, just as I wanted to tell you what kind of collectivity we wish to realize according to the ideal described by Sri
  Aurobindo in the last chapter of The Life Divine - a gnostic, supramental collectivity, the only kind that can do Sri Aurobindo's Integral yoga and be realized physically in a progressive collective body becoming more and more divine - the recollection of this vision became so imperative that I couldn't speak.
  
  --
  November 12, 1957
  The Integral yoga is made up of an uninterrupted series of tests that you must pass through without any advance notice, thereby forcing you to be always vigilant and attentive.
  
  Three groups of examiners conduct these tests. Apparently they have nothing in common and their methods are so different, at times even so seemingly contradictory, that they do not appear to work towards the same goal, and yet they complete one another, they work together for a common aim and each is indispensable for the Integral result.
  
  --
  
  You should not conclude, however, that all memories of past lives refer to moments of great crisis, important missions or revelations. Sometimes these are very simple, transparent minutes when a perfect and Integral harmony of the being is expressed. And these may correspond to entirely insignificant external situations.
  
  --
  The other day you told me that in order to know things, you plug into the subtle plane, and there it all unrolls as on a tape recorder. How does this work, exactly?
  There is a whole gradation of planes of consciousness, from the physical consciousness to my radiant consciousness at the very highest level, that which knows the Will of the Supreme. I keep all these planes of consciousness in front of me, working simultaneously, coordinatedly, and I am acting on each plane, gathering the information proper to each plane, so as to have the Integral truth of things. Thus, when I have a decision to make in regard to one of you, I plug into you directly from that level of the supreme consciousness which sees the deep truth of your being. But at the same time, my decision is shaped, as it were, by the information given to me by the other planes of consciousness and particularly by the physical consciousness, which acts as a recorder.
  
  This physical consciousness records all it sees, all your reactions, your thoughts, all the facts - without preference, without prejudice, without persona] will. Nothing escapes it. Its work is almost mechanical. Therefore I know what to tell or to ask you according to the Integral truth of your being and its present possibilities. Ordinarily, in the normal man, the physical consciousness does not see things as they are, for three reasons: because of ignorance, because of preference, and because of an egoistic will. You color what you see, eliminate what displeases you. In short, you see only what you desire to see.
  

01.01_-_The_One_Thing_Needful, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga

01.01_-_The_Symbol_Dawn, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  TTS_LOC:"/home/j/Documents/Code/Python/TTS/MP3S"

01.02_-_The_Issue, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  

01.02_-_The_Object_of_the_Integral_Yoga, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:01.02 - The Object of the Integral Yoga
  class:chapter

01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  A world's desire compelled her mortal birth.
  --
  A static Oneness and dynamic Power
  Descend in him, the Integral Godhead's seals;
  His soul and body take that splendid stamp.

01.03_-_Yoga_and_the_Ordinary_Life, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga

01.04_-_Motives_for_Seeking_the_Divine, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga

01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  On a height he stood that looked towards greater heights.
  --
  An interregnum in Reality
  Cuts off the Integral Thought, the total Power;
  It circles or stands in a vague interspace,

01.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Spirits_Freedom_and_Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
    This knowledge first he had of time-born men.

02.01_-_Metaphysical_Thought_and_the_Supreme_Truth, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is not by "thinking out" the entire reality, but by a change of consciousness that one can pass from the ignorance to the
  Knowledge - the Knowledge by which we become what we know. To pass from the external to a direct and intimate inner consciousness; to widen consciousness out of the limits of the ego and the body; to heighten it by an inner will and aspiration and opening to the Light till it passes in its ascent beyond Mind; to bring down a descent of the supramental Divine through selfgiving and surrender with a consequent transformation of mind, life and body - this is the Integral way to the Truth.1 It is this that we call the Truth here and aim at in our Yoga.
  

02.01_-_The_World-Stair, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  part:2

02.02_-_The_Kingdom_of_Subtle_Matter, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  IN THE impalpable field of secret self,

02.03_-_The_Glory_and_the_Fall_of_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  AN UNEVEN broad ascent now lured his feet.

02.04_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Little_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  A QUIVERING trepidant uncertain world

02.05_-_The_Godheads_of_the_Little_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  A FIXED and narrow power with rigid forms,

02.06_-_The_Integral_Yoga_and_Other_Yogas, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:02.06 - The Integral Yoga and Other Yogas
  class:chapter
  --
  From where did you get this singular attitude towards the old Yogas and Yogis? Is the wisdom of the Vedanta and Tantra a small and trifling thing? Have then the sadhaks of this Asram attained to self-realisation and are they liberated Jivan-muktas, free from ego and ignorance? If not, why then do you say, "it is not a very difficult stage", "their goal is not high", "is it such a long process?"
  I have said that this Yoga was "new" because it aims at the Integrality of the Divine in this world and not only beyond it and at a supramental realisation. But how does that justify a superior contempt for the spiritual realisation which is as much the aim of this Yoga as of any other?
  
  --
  
  I have never said that my Yoga was something brand new in all its elements. I have called it the Integral Yoga and that means that it takes up the essence and many processes of the old Yogas - its newness is in its aim, standpoint and the totality of its method. In the earlier stages which is all I deal with in books like the Riddle or the Lights1 there is nothing in it that distinguishes it from the old Yogas except the aim underlying its comprehensiveness, the spirit in its movements and the ultimate significance it keeps before it - also the scheme of its psychology and its working, but as that was not and could not be developed systematically or schematically in these letters, it has not been grasped by those who are not already acquainted with it by mental familiarity or some amount of practice. The detail or method of the later stages of the Yoga which go into little known or untrodden regions, I have not made public and I do not at present intend to do so.
  
  --
  
  (3) Because a method has been preconised for achieving this purpose which is as total and Integral as the aim set before it, viz. the total and Integral change of the consciousness and nature, taking up old methods but only as a part action and passing on to others that are distinctive. I have not found this method (as a whole) or anything like it in its totality proposed or realised in the old Yogas. If I had I should not have wasted my time in hewing out a road and in thirty years of search and inner creation when I could have hastened home safely to my goal in an easy canter over paths already blazed out, laid down, perfectly mapped, macadamised, made secure and public. Our
  Yoga is not a retreading of old walks, but a spiritual adventure.

02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  AS ONE who between dim receding walls

02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  

02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  THEN could he see the hidden heart of Night:

02.09_-_The_Paradise_of_the_Life-Gods, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  AROUND him shone a great felicitous Day.

02.10_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Little_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  THIS too must now be overpassed and left,

02.11_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  THERE ceased the limits of the labouring Power.

02.12_-_The_Heavens_of_the_Ideal, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  ALWAYS the Ideal beckoned from afar.

02.13_-_In_the_Self_of_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  AT LAST there came a bare indifferent sky

02.14_-_The_World-Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  A COVERT answer to his seeking came.

02.15_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Greater_Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  AFTER a measureless moment of the soul

03.01_-_The_Evolution_of_Consciousness, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  In my explanation of the universe I have put forward this cardinal fact of a spiritual evolution as the meaning of our existence here. It is a series of ascents from the physical being and consciousness to the vital, the being dominated by the life-self, thence to the mental being realised in the fully developed man and thence into the perfect consciousness which is beyond the mental, into the Supramental consciousness and the Supramental being, the Truth-Consciousness which is the Integral consciousness of the spiritual being. Mind cannot be our last conscious expression because mind is fundamentally an ignorance seeking for knowledge; it is only the Supramental
  Truth-Consciousness that can bring us the true and whole SelfKnowledge and world-Knowledge; it is through that only that we can get to our true being and the fulfilment of our spiritual evolution.

03.02_-_The_Gradations_of_Consciousness_The_Gradation_of_Planes, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga

03.03_-_The_Inner_Being_and_the_Outer_Being, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga

1.00_-_Gospel_Preface, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  
  In the life of the great Saviours and Prophets of the world it is often found that they are accompanied by souls of high spiritual potency who play a conspicuous part in the furtherance of their Master's mission. They become so Integral a part of the life and work of these great ones that posterity can think of them only in mutual association. Such is the case with Sri Ramakrishna and M., whose diary has come to be known to the world as the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna in English and as Sri Rmakrishna Kathmrita in the original Bengali version.
  

1.00_-_INTRODUCTION, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  
  --
  not only our human but our superhuman and divine possibilities, and not only to believe in them but to discover them ourselves, step by step, to see for ourselves and to become vast, as vast as the earth we love and all the lands and all the seas we hold within us? For there is Sri Aurobindo the explorer, who was also a yogi; did he not say that Yoga is the art of conscious self-finding? 3 It is this exploration of consciousness that we would like to undertake with him. If we proceed calmly, patiently, and with sincerity, bravely facing the difficulties of the road and God knows it is rugged enough there is no reason that the window should not open at some point and let the sun shine on us forever. Actually, it is not one but several windows that open one after another, each time on a wider perspective, a new dimension of our own kingdom; and each time it means a change of consciousness as radical as going from sleep to the waking state. We are going to outline the main stages of these changes of consciousness,
  as Sri Aurobindo experienced them and described them to his disciples in his Integral yoga, until they take us to the threshold of a new, still unknown experience that may have the power to change life itself.
  For Sri Aurobindo is not only the explorer of consciousness, he is the builder of a new world. Indeed, what is the point of changing our consciousness if the world around us remains as it is? We would be like Hans Christian Andersen's emperor walking naked through the streets of his capital. Thus, after exploring the outermost frontiers of worlds that were not unknown to ancient wisdom, Sri Aurobindo discovered yet another world, not found on any map, which he called the Supermind or Supramental, and which he sought to draw down upon Earth. He invites us to draw it down a little with him and to take part in the beautiful story, if we like beautiful stories. For the Supermind, Sri Aurobindo tells us, brings a dramatic change to the 3
  --
  evolution of consciousness on earth; it is the change of consciousness that will have the power to hope as thoroughly and lastingly as the Mind did when it first appeared in living matter. We will see,
  therefore, how the Integral yoga leads to a supramental yoga, or yoga of terrestrial transformation, which we will try to outline only, because the story is still in the making; it is quite new and difficult, and we do not quite know yet where it will take us, or even whether it will succeed.
  That, in fact, depends a little upon us all.

1.00_-_PREFACE, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  

1.01_-_An_Accomplished_Westerner, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  

1.01_-_Fundamental_Considerations, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  
  Hence we have used the Greek prefix a- in conjunction with our Latin-derived word perspectival in the sense of an alpha privativum and not as an alpha negativum, since the prefix has a liberating character (privativum, derived from Latin privare, i.e., to liberate). The designation aperspectival, in consequence, expresses a process of liberation from the exclusive validity of perspectival and unperspectival, as well as pre-perspectival limitations. Our designation, then, does not attempt to unite the inherently coexistent unperspectival and perspectival structures, nor does it attempt to reconcile or synthesize structures which, in their deficient modes, have become irreconcilable. If aperspectival were to represent only a synthesis it would imply no more than perspectival-rational and it would be limited and only momentarilyvalid, inasmuch as every union is threatened by further separation. Our concern is with Integrality and ultimately with the whole; the word aperspectival conveys our attempt to deal with wholeness. It is a definition which differentiates a perception of reality that is neither perspectivally restricted to only one sector nor merely unperspectivally evocative of a vague sense of reality.
  
  --
  
  What is of interest to us within the present context is not the historical predicament occasioned by the collision of peoples of differing might, but rather the supersession of the magic group-consciousness and its most potent weapon, spell-casting, by rational, ego-consciousness. Today this rational consciousness, with nuclear fission its strongest weapon, is confronted by a similar catastrophic situation of failure; consequently, it too can be vanquished by a new consciousness structure. We are convinced that there are powers arising from within ourselves that are already at work overcoming the deficiency and dubious nature of our rational ego-consciousness via the new aperspectival awareness whose manifestations are surging forth everywhere. The aperspective consciousness structure is a consciousness of the whole, an Integral consciousness encompassing all time and embracing both mans distant past and his approaching future as a living present. The new spiritual attitude can take root only through an insightful process of intensive awareness. This attitude must emerge from its present concealment and latency and become effective, and thereby prepare the transparency of the world and man in which spirituality can manifest itself.
  
  --
  
  Our concern is with a new reality - a reality functioning and effectual Integrally, in which intensity and action, the effective and the effect co-exist; one where origin, by virtue of presentiation, blossoms forth anew; and one in which the present is all-encompassing and entire. Integral reality is the worlds transparency, a perceiving of the world as truth: a mutual perceiving and imparting of truth of the world and of man and of all that transluces both.
  

1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  
  The lack of a suitable vocabulary and an adequate frame of reference, and the absence of any strong and sustained desire to invent these necessary instruments of thoughthere are two sufficient reasons why so many of the almost endless potentialities of the human mind remained for so long unactualized. Another and, on its own level, equally cogent reason is this: much of the worlds most original and fruitful thinking is done by people of poor physique and of a thoroughly unpractical turn of mind. Because this is so, and because the value of pure thought, whether analytical or Integral, has everywhere been more or less clearly recognized, provision was and still is made by every civilized society for giving thinkers a measure of protection from the ordinary strains and stresses of social life. The hermitage, the monastery, the college, the academy and the research laboratory; the begging bowl, the endowment, patronage and the grant of taxpayers moneysuch are the principal devices that have been used by actives to conserve that rare bird, the religious, philosophical, artistic or scientific contemplative. In many primitive societies conditions are hard and there is no surplus wealth. The born contemplative has to face the struggle for existence and social predominance without protection. The result, in most cases, is that he either dies young or is too desperately busy merely keeping alive to be able to devote his attention to anything else. When this happens the prevailing philosophy will be that of the hardy, extraverted man of action.
  
  All this sheds some lightdim, it is true, and merely inferentialon the problem of the perennialness of the Perennial Philosophy. In India the scriptures were regarded, not as revelations made at some given moment of history, but as eternal gospels, existent from everlasting to everlasting, inasmuch as coeval with man, or for that matter with any other kind of corporeal or incorporeal being possessed of reason. A similar point of view is expressed by Aristotle, who regards the fundamental truths of religion as everlasting and indestructible. There have been ascents and falls, periods (literally roads around or cycles) of progress and regress; but the great fact of God as the First Mover of a universe which partakes of His divinity has always been recognized. In the light of what we know about prehistoric man (and what we know amounts to nothing more than a few chipped stones, some paintings, drawings and sculptures) and of what we may legitimately infer from other, better documented fields of knowledge, what are we to think of these traditional doctrines? My own view is that they may be true. We know that born contemplatives in the realm both of analytic and of Integral thought have turned up in fair numbers and at frequent intervals during recorded history. There is therefore every reason to suppose that they turned up before history was recorded. That many of these people died young or were unable to exercise their talents is certain. But a few of them must have survived. In this context it is highly significant that, among many contemporary primitives, two thought-patterns are foundan exoteric pattern for the unphilosophic many and an esoteric pattern (often monotheistic, with a belief in a God not merely of power, but of goodness and wisdom) for the initiated few. There is no reason to suppose that circumstances were any harder for prehistoric men than they are for many contemporary savages. But if an esoteric monotheism of the kind that seems to come natural to the born thinker is possible in modern savage societies, the majority of whose members accept the sort of polytheistic philosophy that seems to come natural to men of action, a similar esoteric doctrine might have been current in prehistoric societies. True, the modern esoteric doctrines may have been derived from higher cultures. But the significant fact remains that, if so derived, they yet had a meaning for certain members of the primitive society and were considered valuable enough to be carefully preserved. We have seen that many thoughts are unthinkable apart from an appropriate vocabulary and frame of reference. But the fundamental ideas of the Perennial Philosophy can be formulated in a very simple vocabulary, and the experiences to which the ideas refer can and indeed must be had immediately and apart from any vocabulary whatsoever. Strange openings and theophanies are granted to quite small children, who are often profoundly and permanently affected by these experiences. We have no reason to suppose that what happens now to persons with small vocabularies did not happen in remote antiquity. In the modern world (as Vaughan and Traherne and Wordsworth, among others, have told us) the child tends to grow out of his direct awareness of the one Ground of things; for the habit of analytical thought is fatal to the intuitions of Integral thinking, whether on the psychic or the spiritual level. Psychic preoccupations may be and often are a major obstacle in the way of genuine spirituality. In primitive societies now (and, presumably, in the remote past) there is much preoccupation with, and a widespread talent for, psychic thinking. But a few people may have worked their way through psychic into genuinely spiritual experiencejust as, even in modern industrialized societies, a few people work their way out of the prevailing preoccupation with matter and through the prevailing habits of analytical thought into the direct experience of the spiritual Ground of things.
  

1.01_-_The_Ego, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  psyche whose contents are impersonal and collective. The first
  group comprises contents which are Integral components of the
  individual personality and could therefore just as well be con-

1.01_-_The_Four_Aids, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  class:chapter
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  
  --
  

SHASTRA


  2:The supreme Shastra of the Integral Yoga is the eternal Veda secret in the heart of every thinking and living being. The lotus of the eternal knowledge and the eternal perfection is a bud closed and folded up within us. It opens swiftly or gradually, petal by petal, through successive realisations, once the mind of man begins to turn towards the Eternal, once his heart, no longer compressed and confined by attachment to finite appearances, becomes enamoured, in whatever degree, of the Infinite. All life, all thought, all energising of the faculties, all experiences passive or active, become thenceforward so many shocks which disintegrate the teguments of the soul and remove the obstacles to the inevitable efflorescence. He who chooses the Infinite has been chosen by the Infinite. He has received the divine touch without which there is no awakening, no opening of the spirit; but once it is received, attainment is sure, whether conquered swiftly in the course of one human life or pursued patiently through many stadia of the cycle of existence in the manifested universe.
  
  --
  
  7:For the Sadhaka of the Integral Yoga it is necessary to remember that no written Shastra, however great its authority or however large its spirit, can be more than a partial expression of the eternal Knowledge. He will use, but never bind himself even by the greatest Scripture. Where the Scripture is profound, wide, catholic, it may exercise upon him an influence for the highest good and of incalculable importance. It may be associated in his experience with his awakening to crowning verities and his realisation of the highest experiences. His Yoga may be governed for a long time by one Scripture or by several successively, -- if it is in the line of the great Hindu tradition, by the Gita, for example, the Upanishads, the Veda. Or it may be a good part of his development to include in its material a richly varied experience of the truths of many Scriptures and make the future opulent with all that is best in the past. But in the end he must take his station, or better still, if he can, always and from the beginning he must live in his own soul beyond the written Truth, -- sabdabrahmativartate -- beyond all that he has heard and all that he has yet to hear, -- srotaryasya srutasya ca. For he is not the Sadhaka of a book or of many books; he is a Sadhaka of the Infinite.
  
  --
  
  9:An Integral and synthetic Yoga needs especially not to be bound by any written or traditional Shastra; for while it embraces the knowledge received from the past, it seeks to organise it anew for the present and the future. An absolute liberty of experience and of the restatement of knowledge in new terms and new combinations is the condition of its self-formation. Seeking to embrace all life in itself, it is in the position not of a pilgrim following the highroad to his destination, but, to that extent at least, of a path-finder hewing his way through a virgin forest. For Yoga has long diverged from life and the ancient systems which sought to embrace it, such as those of our Vedic forefathers, are far away from us, expressed in terms which are no longer accessible, thrown into forms which are no longer applicable. Since then mankind has moved forward on the current of eternal Time and the same problem has to be approached from a new starting-point.
  
  10:By this Yoga we not only seek the Infinite, but we call upon the Infinite to unfold himself in human life. Therefore the Shastra of our Yoga must provide for an infinite liberty in the receptive human soul. A free adaptability in the manner and type of the individual's acceptance of the Universal and Transcendent into himself is the right condition for the full spiritual life in man. Vivekananda, pointing out that the unity of all religions must necessarily express itself by an increasing richness of variety in its forms, said once that the perfect state of that essential unity would come when each man had his own religion, when not bound by sect or traditional form he followed the free self-adaptation of his nature in its relations with the Supreme. So also one may say that the perfection of the Integral Yoga will come when each mall is able to follow his own path of Yoga, pursuing the development of his own nature in its upsurging towards that which transcends the nature. For freedom is the final law and the last consummation.
  
  --
  
  14:But this is only one side of the force that works for perfection. The process of the Integral Yoga has three stages, not indeed sharply distinguished or separate, but in a certain measure successive. There must be, first, the effort towards at least an initial and enabling self-transcendence and contact with the Divine; next, the reception of that which transcends, that with which we have gained communion, into ourselves for the transformation of our whole conscious being; last, the utilisation of our transformed humanity as a divine centre in the world. So long as the contact with the Divine is not in some considerable degree established, so long as there is not some measure of sustained identity, sayujga, the element of personal effort must normally predominate. But in proportion as this contact establishes itself, the Sadhaka must become conscious that a force other than his own, a force transcending his egoistic endeavour and capacity, is at work in him and to this Power he learns progressively to submit himself and delivers up to it the charge of his Yoga. In the end his own will and force become one with the higher Power; he merges them in the divine Will and its transcendent and universal Force. He finds it thenceforward presiding over the necessary transformation of his mental, vital and physical being with an impartial wisdom and provident effectivity of which the eager and interested ego is not capable. It is when this identification and this self-merging are complete that the divine centre in the world is ready. Purified, liberated, plastic, illumined, it can begin to serve as a means for the direct action of a supreme Power in the larger Yoga of humanity or superhumanity, of the earth's spiritual progression or its transformation.
  
  15:Always indeed it is the higher Power that acts. Our sense of personal effort and aspiration comes from the attempt of the egoistic mind to identify itself in a wrong and imperfect way with the workings of the divine Force. It persists in applying to experience on a supernormal plane the ordinary terms of mentality which it applies to its normal experiences in the world. In the world we act with the sense of egoism; we claim the universal forces that work in us as our own; we claim as the effect of our personal will, wisdom, force, virtue the selective, formative, progressive action of the Transcendent in this frame of mind, life and body. Enlightenment brings to us the knowledge that the ego is only an instrument; we begin to perceive and feel that these things are our own in the sense that they belong to our supreme and Integral Self, one with the Transcendent, not to the instrumental ego. Our limitations and distortions are our contribution to the working; the true power in it is the Divine's. When the human ego realises that its will is a tool, its wisdom ignorance and childishness, its power an infant's groping, its virtue a pretentious impurity, and learns to trust itself to that which transcends it, that is its salvation. The apparent freedom and self-assertion of our personal being to which we are so profoundly attached, conceal a most pitiable subjection to a thousand suggestions, impulsions, forces which we have made extraneous to our little person. Our ego, boasting of freedom, is at every moment the slave, toy and puppet of countless beings, powers, forces, influences in universal Nature. The self-abnegation of the ego in the Divine is its self-fulfilment; its surrender to that which transcends it is its liberation from bonds and limits and its perfect freedom.
  
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GURU


  18:As the supreme Shastra of the Integral Yoga is the eternal Veda secret in the heart of every man, so its supreme Guide and Teacher is the inner Guide, the World-Teacher, jagad-guru, secret within us. It is he who destroys our darkness by the resplendent light of his knowledge; that light becomes within us the increasing glory of his own self-revelation. He discloses progressively in us his own nature of freedom, bliss, love, power, immortal being. He sets above us his divine example as our ideal and transforms the lower existence into a reflection of that which it contemplates. By the inpouring of his own influence and presence into us he enables the individual being to attain to identity with the universal and transcendent.
  
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  20:The full recognition of this inner Guide, Master of the Yoga, lord, light, enjoyer and goal of all sacrifice and effort, is of the utmost importance in the path of Integral perfection. It is immaterial whether he is first seen as an impersonal Wisdom, Love and Power behind all things, as an Absolute manifesting in. the relative and attracting it, as one's highest Self and the highest Self of all, as a Divine Person within us and in the world, in one of his -- or her -- numerous forms and names or as the ideal which the mind conceives. In the end we perceive that he is all and more than all these things together- The mind's door of entry to the conception of him must necessarily vary according to the past evolution and the present nature.
  
  --
  
  23:To be conscious of him in all parts of our being and equally in all that the dividing mind sees as outside our being, is the consummation of the individual consciousness. To be possessed by him and possess him in ourselves and in all things is the term of all empire and mastery. To enjoy him in all experience of passivity and activity, of peace and of power, of unity and of difference is the happiness which the jiva, the individual soul manifested in the world, is obscurely seeking. This is the entire definition of the aim of Integral Yoga; it is the rendering in personal experience of the truth which universal Nature has hidden in herself and which she travails to discover. It is the conversion of the human soul into the divine soul and of natural life into divine living.
  
  24:The surest way towards this Integral fulfilment is to find the Master of the secret who dwells within us, open ourselves constantly to the divine Power which is also the divine Wisdom and Love and trust to it to effect the conversion. But it is difficult for the egoistic consciousness to do this at all at the beginning. And, if done at all, it is still difficult to do it perfectly and in every strand of our nature. It is difficult at first because our egoistic habits of thought, of sensation, of feeling block up the avenues by which we can arrive at the perception that is needed. It is difficult afterwards because the faith, the surrender, the courage requisite in this path are not easy to the ego-clouded soul. The divine working is not the working which the egoistic mind desires or approves; for it uses error in order to arrive at truth, suffering in order to arrive at bliss, imperfection in order to arrive at perfection. The ego cannot see where it is being led; it revolts against the leading, loses confidence, loses courage. These failings would not matter; for the divine Guide within is not offended by our revolt, not discouraged by our want of faith or repelled by our weakness; he has the entire love of the mother and the entire patience of the teacher. But by withdrawing our assent from the guidance we lose the consciousness, though not all the actuality-not, in any case, the eventuality -- of its benefit. And we withdraw our assent because we fail to distinguish our higher Self from the lower through which he is preparing his self-revelation. As in the world, so in ourselves, we cannot see God because of his workings and, especially, because he works in us through our nature and not by a succession of arbitrary miracles. Man demands miracles that he may have faith; he wishes to be dazzled in order that he may see. And this impatience, this ignorance may turn into a great danger and disaster if, in our revolt against the divine leading, we call in another distorting Force more satisfying to our impulses and desires and ask it to guide us and give it the Divine Name.
  
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  29:The Sadhaka of the Integral Yoga will make use of all these aids according to his nature; but it is necessary that he should shun their limitations and cast from himself that exclusive tendency of egoistic mind which cries, "My God, my Incarnation, my Prophet, my Guru," and opposes it to all other realisation in a sectarian or a fanatical spirit. All sectarianism, all fanaticism must be shunned; for it is inconsistent with the integrity of the divine realisation.
  
  30:On the contrary, the Sadhaka of the Integral Yoga will not be satisfied until he has included all other names and forms of Deity in his own conception, seen his own Ishta Devata in all others, unified all Avatars in the unity of Him who descends in the Avatar, welded the truth in all teachings into the harmony of the Eternal Wisdom.
  
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  32:The Teacher of the Integral Yoga will follow as far as he may the method of the Teacher within us. He will lead the disciple through the nature of the disciple. Teaching, example, influence, -- these are the three instruments of the Guru. But the wise Teacher will not seek to impose himself or his opinions on the passive acceptance of the receptive mind; he will throw in only what is productive and sure as a seed which will grow under the divine fostering within. He will seek to awaken much more than to instruct; he will aim at the growth of the faculties and the experiences by a natural process and free expansion. He will give a method as an aid, as a utilisable device, not as an imperative formula or a fixed routine. And he will be on his guard against any turning of the means into a limitation, against the mechanising of process. His whole business is to awaken the divine light and set working the divine force of which he himself is only a means and an aid, a body or a channel.
  
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  35:And it shall also be a sign of the teacher of the Integral Yoga that he does not arrogate to himself Guruhood in a humanly vain and self-exalting spirit. His work, if he has one, is a trust from above, he himself a channel, a vessel or a representative. He is a man helping his brothers, a child leading children, a Light kindling other lights, an awakened Soul awakening souls, at highest a Power or Presence of the Divine calling to him other powers of the Divine.
  

1.01_-_Two_Powers_Alone, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  0:The One whom we adore as the Mother is the divine Conscious Force that dominates all existence, one and yet so many-sided that to follow her movement is impossible even for the quickest mind and for the freest and most vast intelligence. The Mother is the consciousness and force of the Supreme and far above all she creates. But something of her ways can be seen and felt through her embodiments and the more seizable because more defined and limited temperament and action of the goddess forms in whom she consents to be manifest to her creatures.
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  2:But the supreme Grace will act only in the conditions of the Light and the Truth; it will not act in conditions laid upon it by the Falsehood and the Ignorance. For if it were to yield to the demands of the Falsehood, it would defeat its own purpose.
  3:These are the conditions of the Light and Truth, the sole conditions under which the highest Force will descend; and it is only the very highest supramental Force descending from above and opening from below that can victoriously handle the physical Nature and annihilate its difficulties . . . There must be a total and sincere surrender; there must be an exclusive self-opening to the divine Power; there must be a constant and Integral choice of the Truth that is descending, a constant and Integral rejection of the falsehood of the mental, vital and physical Powers and Appearances that still rule the earth-Nature.
  4:The surrender must be total and seize all the parts of the being. It is not enough that the psychic should respond and the higher mental accept or even the inner vital submit and the inner physical consciousness feel the influence. There must be in no part of the being, even the most external, anything that makes a reserve, anything that hides behind doubts, confusions and subterfuges, anything that revolts or refuses.
  --
  9:If you call for the Truth and yet something in you chooses what is false, ignorant and undivine or even simply is unwilling to reject it altogether, then always you will be open to attack and the Grace will recede from you. Detect first what is false or obscure in you and persistently reject it, then alone can you rightly call for the divine Power to transform you.
  10:Do not imagine that truth and falsehood, light and darkness, surrender and selfishness can be allowed to dwell together in the house consecrated to the Divine. The transformation must be Integral, and Integral therefore the rejection of all that withstands it.
  11:Reject the false notion that the divine Power will do and is bound to do everything for you at your demand and even though you do not satisfy the conditions laid down by the Supreme. Make your surrender true and complete, then only will all else be done for you.

1.02.3.2_-_Knowledge_and_Ignorance, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Those who are devoted entirely to the principle of indiscriminate Unity and seek to put away from them the Integrality of the Brahman, also put away from them knowledge and completeness and enter as if into a greater darkness. They enter into some special state and accept it for the whole, mistaking exclusion in consciousness for transcendence in consciousness.
  
  --
  The real knowledge is that which perceives Brahman in His
  Integrality and does not follow eagerly after one consciousness rather than another, is no more attached to Vidya than
  to Avidya. This was the knowledge of the ancient sages who

1.02.4.1_-_The_Worlds_-_Surya, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  An Integral intuition into the nature of conscious being
  shows us that it is indeed one in essence, but also that it is
  --
  consciousness is its own vast totality arranging in itself individualised movements which never lose the consciousness of
  their Integrality and total oneness with all others. Multiplicity
  no longer prevails and divides, but even in the complexity of
  its movements always refers back to essential unity and its own
  Integral totality. This world is therefore called Maharloka or
  world of large consciousness.
  --
  is also continually falsified in the separate result, but yet leads
  persistently towards our eventual Integrality in knowledge, in
  being and in will.
  --
  effect this enlargement of the divided self-perception and action
  of will into the Integral will and knowledge. He is sole seer
  and replacing other forms of knowledge by his unifying vision
  --
  This is the Lord, the Purusha, the self-conscient Being. When
  we have this vision, there is the Integral self-knowledge, the perfect seeing, expressed in the great cry of the Upanishad, so'ham.
  The Purusha there and there, He am I. The Lord manifests Himself in the movements and inhabits many forms, but it is One

1.02.4.2_-_Action_and_the_Divine_Will, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  of the Sun. His knowledge is narrow in its objectivity, narrow in
  its subjectivity, in neither one with the Integral knowledge and
  the total working and total will in the universe. His action, therefore, is crooked, many-branching, hesitating and fluctuating in

1.02.9_-_Conclusion_and_Summary, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  a dependence of one on the other. Renunciation is to go to the
  extreme, but also enjoyment is to be equally Integral; Action has
  to be complete and ungrudging, but also freedom of the soul
  --
  ENJOYMENT AND RENUNCIATION
  2. Real Integral enjoyment of all this movement and multiplicity
  in its truth and in its infinity depends upon an absolute renunciation; but the renunciation intended is an absolute renunciation

1.02_-_Self-Consecration, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  class:The Synthesis Of Yoga
  subject:Integral Yoga
  
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  7:The first necessity is to dissolve that central faith and vision in the mind which concentrate it on its development and satisfaction and interests in the old externalised order of things. It is imperative to exchange this surface orientation for the deeper faith and vision which see only the Divine and seek only after the Divine. The next need is to compel all our lower being to pay homage to this new faith and greater vision. All our nature must make an Integral surrender; it must offer itself in every part and every movement to that which seems to the unregenerated sensemind so much less real than the material world and its objects. Our whole being-soul, mind, sense, heart, will, life, body must consecrate all its energies so entirely and in such a way that it shall become a fit vehicle for the Divine. This is no easy task; for everything in the world follows the fixed habit which is to it a law and resists a radical change. And no change can be more radical than the revolution attempted in the Integral Yoga. Everything in us has constantly to be called back to the central faith and will and vision. Every thought and impulse has to be reminded in the language of the Upanishad that "That is the divine Brahman and not this which men here adore." Every vital fibre has to be persuaded to accept an entire renunciation of all that hitherto represented to it its own existence. Mind has to cease to be mind and become brilliant with something beyond it. Life has to change into a thing vast and calm and intense and powerful that can no longer recognise its old blind eager narrow self or petty impulse and desire. Even the body has to submit to a mutation and be no longer the clamorous animal or the impeding clod it now is, but become instead a conscious servant and radiant instrument and living form of the spirit.
  
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  9:The very aim and conception of an Integral Yoga debars us from adopting this simple and strenuous high-pitched process. The hope of an Integral transformation forbids us to take a short cut or to make ourselves light for the race by throwing away our impediments. For we have set out to conquer all ourselves and the world for God; we are determined to give him our becoming as well as our being and not merely to bring the pure and naked spirit as a bare offering to a remote and secret Divinity in a distant heaven or abolish all we are in a holocaust to an immobile Absolute. The Divine that we adore is not only a remote extracosmic Reality, but a half-veiled Manifestation present and near to us here in the universe. Life is the field of a divine manifestation not yet complete: here, in life, on earth, in the body, -- ihaiva, as the Upanishads insist, -- we have to unveil the Godhead; here we must make its transcendent greatness, light and sweetness real to our consciousness, here possess and, as far as may be, express it. Life then we must accept in our Yoga in order utterly to transmute it; we are forbidden to shrink from the difficulties that this acceptance may add to our struggle. Our compensation is that even if the path is more rugged, the effort more complex and bafflingly arduous, yet after a point we gain an immense advantage. For once our minds are reasonably fixed in the central vision and our wills are on the whole converted to the single pursuit. Life becomes our helper. Intent, vigilant, Integrally conscious, we can take every detail of its forms and every incident of its movements as food for the sacrificial Fire within us. Victorious in the struggle, we can compel Earth herself to be an aid towards our perfection and can enrich our realisation with the booty torn from the powers that oppose us.
  
  10:There is another direction in which the ordinary practice of Yoga arrives at a helpful but narrowing simplification which is denied to the Sadhaka of the Integral aim. The practice of Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being, the stimulating but also embarrassing multiplicity of our personality, the rich endless confusion of Nature. To the ordinary man who lives upon his own waking surface, ignorant of the self's depths and vastnesses behind the veil, his psychological existence is fairly simple. A small but clamorous company of desires, some imperative intellectual and aesthetic cravings, some tastes, a few ruling or prominent ideas amid a great current of unconnected or ill-connected and mostly trivial thoughts, a number of more or less imperative vital needs, alternations of physical health and disease, a scattered and inconsequent succession of joys and griefs, frequent minor disturbances and vicissitudes and rarer strong searchings and upheavals of mind or body, and through it all Nature, partly with the aid of his thought and will, partly without or in spite of it, arranging these things in some rough practical fashion, some tolerable disorderly order, -- this is the material of his existence. The average human being even now is in his inward existence as crude and undeveloped as was the bygone primitive man in his outward life. But as soon as we go deep within ourselves, -- and Yoga means a plunge into all the multiple profundities of' the soul, -- we find ourselves subjectively, as man in his growth has found himself objectively, surrounded by a whole complex world which we have to know and to conquer.
  
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  13:But for the Sadhaka of the Integral Yoga this inner or this outer solitude can only be incidents or periods in his spiritual progress. Accepting life, he has to bear not only his own burden, but a great part of the world's burden too along with it, as a continuation of his own sufficiently heavy load. Therefore his Yoga has much more of the nature of a battle than others'; but this is not only an individual battle, it is a collective war waged over a considerable country. He has not only to conquer in himself the forces of egoistic falsehood and disorder, but to conquer them as representatives of the same adverse and inexhaustible forces in the world. Their representative character gives them a much more obstinate capacity of resistance, an almost endless right to recurrence. Often he finds that even after he has won persistently his own personal battle, he has still to win it over and over again in a seemingly interminable war, because his inner existence has already been so much enlarged that not only it contains his own being with its well-defined needs and experiences, but is in solidarity with the being of others, because in himself he contains the universe.
  
  14:Nor is the seeker of the Integral fulfilment permitted to solve too arbitrarily even the conflict of his own inner members. He has to harmonise deliberate knowledge with unquestioning faith; he must conciliate the gentle soul of love with the formidable need of power; the passivity of the soul that lives content in transcendent calm has to be fused with the activity of the divine helper and the divine warrior. To him as to all seekers of the spirit there are offered for solution the oppositions of the reason, the clinging hold of the senses, the perturbations of the heart, the ambush of the desires, the clog of the physical body; but he has to deal in another fashion with their mutual and internal conflicts and their hindrance to his aim, for he must arrive at an infinitely more difficult perfection in the handling of all this rebel matter. Accepting them as instruments for the divine realisation and manifestation, he has to convert their jangling discords, to enlighten their thick darknesses, to transfigure them separately and all together, harmonising them in themselves and with each other, -- Integrally, omitting no grain or strand or vibration, leaving no iota of imperfection anywhere. All exclusive concentration, or even a succession of concentrations of that kind, can be in his complex work only a temporary convenience; it has to be abandoned as soon as its utility is over. An all-inclusive concentration is the difficult achievement towards which he must labour.
  
  15:Concentration is indeed the first condition of any Yoga, but it is an all-receiving concentration that is the very nature of the Integral Yoga. A separate strong fixing of the thought, of the emotions or of the will on a single idea, object, state, inner movement or principle is no doubt a frequent need here also; but this is only a subsidiary helpful process. A wide massive opening, a harmonised concentration of the whole being in all its parts and through all its powers upon the One who is the All is the larger action of this Yoga without which it cannot achieve its purpose. For it is the consciousness that rests in the One and that acts in the All to which we aspire; it is this that we seek to impose on every element of our being and on every movement of our nature. This wide and concentrated totality is the essential character of the sadhana and its character must determine its practice.
  
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  20:But still the greater and wider the moving idea-force behind the consecration, the better for the seeker; his attainment is likely to be fuller and more ample. If we are to attempt an Integral Yoga, it will be as well to start with an idea of the Divine that is itself Integral. There should be an aspiration in the heart wide enough for a realisation without any narrow limits. Not only should we avoid a sectarian religious outlook, but also all onesided philosophical conceptions which try to shut up the Ineffable in a restricting mental formula. The dynamic conception or impelling sense with which our Yoga can best set out would be naturally the idea, the sense of a conscious all-embracing but all-exceeding Infinite. Our uplook must be to a free, all-powerful, perfect and blissful One and Oneness in which all beings move and live and through which all can meet and become one. This Eternal will be at once personal and impersonal in his self-revelation and touch upon the soul. He is personal because he is the conscious Divine, the infinite Person who casts some broken reflection of himself in the myriad divine and undivine personalities of the universe. He is impersonal because he appears to us as an infinite Existence, Consciousness and Ananda and because he is the fount, base and constituent of all existences and all energies, -the very material of our being and mind and life and body, our spirit and our matter. The thought, concentrating on him, must not merely understand in an intellectual form that he exists, or conceive of him as an abstraction, a logical necessity; it must become a seeing thought able to meet him here as the Inhabitant in all, realise him in ourselves, watch and take hold on the movement of his forces. He is the one Existence: he is the original and universal Delight that constitutes all things and exceeds them: he is the one infinite Consciousness that composes all consciousnesses and informs all their movements; he is the one illimitable Being who sustains all action and experience; his will guides the evolution of things towards their yet unrealised but inevitable aim and plenitude. To him the heart can consecrate itself, approach him as the supreme Beloved, beat and move in him as in a universal sweetness of Love and a living sea of Delight. For his is the secret Joy that supports the soul in all its experiences and maintains even the errant ego in its ordeals and struggles till all sorrow and suffering shall cease. His is the Love and the Bliss of the infinite divine Lover who is drawing all things by their own path towards his happy oneness. On him the Will can unalterably fix as the invisible Power that guides and fulfils it and as the source of its strength. In the impersonality this actuating Power is a self-illumined Force that contains all results and calmly works until it accomplishes, in the personality an all wise and omnipotent Master of the Yoga whom nothing can prevent from leading it to its goal. This is the faith with which the seeker has to begin his seeking and endeavour; for in all his effort here, but most of all in his effort towards the Unseen, mental man must perforce proceed by faith. When the realisation comes, the faith divinely fulfilled and completed will be transformed into an eternal flame of knowledge.
  
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  23:The Yoga must start with an effort or at least a settled turn towards this total concentration. A constant and unfailing will of consecration of all ourselves to the Supreme is demanded of us, an offering of our whole being and our many-chambered nature to the Eternal who is the All. The effective fullness of our concentration on the one thing needful to the exclusion of all else will be the measure of our self-consecration to the One who is alone desirable. But this exclusiveness will in the end exclude nothing except the falsehood of our way of seeing the world and our will's ignorance. For our concentration on the Eternal will be consummated by the mind when we see constantly the Divine in itself and the Divine in ourselves, but also the Divine in all things and beings and happenings. It will be consummated by the heart when all emotion is summed up in the love of the Divine, -- of the Divine in itself and for itself, but love too of the Divine in all its beings and powers and personalities and forms in the Universe' It will be consummated by the will when we feel and receive always the divine impulsion and accept that alone as our sole motive force; but this will mean that, having slain to the last rebellious straggler the wandering impulses of the egoistic nature, we have universalised ourselves and can accept with a constant happy acceptance the one divine working in all things. This is the first fundamental siddhi of the Integral Yoga.
  
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  26:In the first movement of self-preparation, the period of personal effort, the method we have to use is this concentration of the whole being on the Divine that it seeks and, as its corollary, this constant rejection, throwing out, katharsis, of all that is not the true Truth of the Divine. An entire consecration of all that we are, think, feel and do will be the result of this persistence. This consecration in its turn must culminate in an Integral self-giving to the Highest; for its crown and sign of completion is the whole nature's all-comprehending absolute surrender. In the second stage of the Yoga, transitional between the human and the divine working, there will supervene an increasing purified and vigilant passivity, a more and more luminous divine response to the Divine Force, -- but not to any other; and there will be as a result the growing inrush of a great and conscious miraculous working from above. In the last period there is no effort at all, no set method, no fixed sadhana; the place of endeavour and Tapasya will be taken by a natural, simple, powerful and happy disclosing of the flower of the Divine out of the bud of a purified and perfected terrestrial nature. These are the natural successions of the action of the Yoga.
  

1.02_-_Shakti_and_Personal_Effort, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  1:In all that is done in the universe, the Divine through his Shakti is behind all action but he is veiled by his Yoga Maya and works through the ego of the Jiva in the lower nature.

1.02_-_The_Divine_Is_with_You, #Words Of The Mother II, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The Divine is the unalloyed happiness, the blissful felicity, but
  this felicity is perfect only when it is Integral.
  22 December 1954

1.02_-_The_Eternal_Law, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  
  --
  gods is also, at the same time, the country of a monolithic faith in Oneness: "One, He presides over all wombs and natures; Himself the womb of all." (Swetaswatara Upanishad V.5) But not everyone can at once merge with the Absolute; there are many degrees in the Ascent,
  and one who is ready to understand a little Lalita's childlike face and to bring her his incense and flowers may not be able to address the Eternal Mother in the silence of his heart; still another may prefer to deny all forms and plunge into the contemplation of That which is formless. "Even as men come to Me, so I accept them. It is my path that men follow from all sides," says the Bhagavad Gita (IV,11). 14 As we see, there are so many ways of conceiving of God, in three or three million persons, that we should not dogmatize, lest we eliminate everything, finally leaving nothing but a Cartesian God, one and universal by virtue only of his narrowness. Perhaps we still confuse unity with uniformity. It was in the spirit of that tradition that Sri Aurobindo was soon to write: The perfection of the Integral Yoga will come when each man is able to follow his own path of Yoga, pursuing the development of his own nature in its upsurging towards that which transcends the nature. For freedom is the final law and the last consummation.15
  Nor does an Indian ever ask: "Do you believe in God?" The question would seem to him as childish as: "Do you believe in CO2?"
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  indifference to progress, and resignation often wore the face of wisdom; a spiritual ransom also (this one far more serious), because in that immensity too great for our present little consciousness, the destiny of the earth, our earth, became lost somewhere in the deep confines of the galaxy, or nowhere, reabsorbed in Brahman, whence perhaps it had never emerged after all, except in our dreams
  illusionism, trance, the closed eyes of the yogi were also often mistaken for God. It is therefore essential to define clearly the goal that religious India has in view, then we will better understand what she can or cannot do for we who seek an Integral truth.
  To begin with, we must admit that we are faced with a surprising contradiction. India is a country that brought forth a great revelation:

1.02_-_The_Three_European_Worlds, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  
  Both words have a predominantly psychological connotation; contemplation is the mode of mystic perception, while the beautiful is only one - the more luminous - manifestation of the psyche. At least to the Western mind, both concepts exclude the possibility of a concretion of Integrality (though not of unity). They are only partial activations or incomplete forms of the harmony that is itself merely one segment of wholeness. Mere contemplation or aesthetic satisfaction are psychically confined and restricted, at best approaching, but never fully realizing, Integrality., Yet it is precisely Integrality or wholeness which are expressed in Picasso drawing, because for the first time, time itself has been incorporated into the representation. When we look at this drawing, we take in at one glance the whole man, perceiving not just one possible aspect, but simultaneously the front, the side, and the back.
  

1.02_-_The_Two_Negations_1_-_The_Materialist_Denial, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  6:It is therefore of good augury that after many experiments and verbal solutions we should now find ourselves standing today in the presence of the two that have alone borne for long the most rigorous tests of experience, the two extremes, and that at the end of the experience both should have come to a result which the universal instinct in mankind, that veiled judge, sentinel and representative of the universal Spirit of Truth, refuses to accept as right or as satisfying. In Europe and in India, respectively, the negation of the materialist and the refusal of the ascetic have sought to assert themselves as the sole truth and to dominate the conception of Life. In India, if the result has been a great heaping up of the treasures of the Spirit, - or of some of them, - it has also been a great bankruptcy of Life; in Europe, the fullness of riches and the triumphant mastery of this world's powers and possessions have progressed towards an equal bankruptcy in the things of the Spirit. Nor has the intellect, which sought the solution of all problems in the one term of Matter, found satisfaction in the answer that it has received.
  7:Therefore the time grows ripe and the tendency of the world moves towards a new and comprehensive affirmation in thought and in inner and outer experience and to its corollary, a new and rich self-fulfilment in an Integral human existence for the individual and for the race.
  8:From the difference in the relations of Spirit and Matter to the Unknowable which they both represent, there arises also a difference of effectiveness in the material and the spiritual negations. The denial of the materialist although more insistent and immediately successful, more facile in its appeal to the generality of mankind, is yet less enduring, less effective finally than the absorbing and perilous refusal of the ascetic. For it carries within itself its own cure. Its most powerful element is the Agnosticism which, admitting the Unknowable behind all manifestation, extends the limits of the unknowable until it comprehends all that is merely unknown. Its premiss is that the physical senses are our sole means of Knowledge and that Reason, therefore, even in its most extended and vigorous flights, cannot escape beyond their domain; it must deal always and solely with the facts which they provide or suggest; and the suggestions themselves must always be kept tied to their origins; we cannot go beyond, we cannot use them as a bridge leading us into a domain where more powerful and less limited faculties come into play and another kind of inquiry has to be instituted.

1.03_-_A_Sapphire_Tale, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Meotha bowed respectfully before his father, who seated him at his side and spoke to him in these words:
  "My son, I have ruled this country for more than a hundred and seventy years and although, to this day, all men of goodwill have seemed content with my guidance, I fear that my great age will soon no longer allow me to bear so lightly the heavy responsibility of maintaining order and watching over the well-being of all. My son, you are my hope and my joy. Nature has been very generous to you; she has showered you with her gifts and by a wise and model education you have developed them most satisfactorily. The whole nation, from the humblest peasant to our great philosophers, has a complete and affectionate trust in you; you have been able to win their affection by your kindness and their respect by your justice. It is therefore quite natural that their choice should fall on you when I ask for leave to enjoy a well-earned repose. But as you know, according to age-old custom, no one may ascend the throne who is not biune, that is, unless he is united by the bonds of Integral affinity with the one who can bring him the peace of equilibrium by a perfect match of tastes and abilities. It was to remind you of this custom that I called you here, and to ask you whether you have met the young woman who is both worthy and willing to unite her life with yours, according to our wish."
  "It would be a joy to me, my father, to be able to tell you, `I have found the one whom my whole being awaits', but, alas, this is yet to be. The most refined maidens in the kingdom are all known to me, and for several of them I feel a sincere liking and a genuine admiration, but not one of them has awakened in me the love which can be the only rightful bond, and I think I can say without being mistaken that in return none of them has conceived a love for me. Since you are so kind as to value my judgment, I will tell you what is in my mind. It seems to me that I should be better fitted to rule our little nation if I were acquainted with the laws and customs of other countries; I wish therefore to travel the world for a year, to observe and to learn. I ask you, my father, to allow me to make this journey, and who knows? - I may return with my life's companion, the one for whom I can be all happiness and all protection."

1.03_-_Self-Surrender_in_Works_-_The_Way_of_The_Gita, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  The aim set before our Yoga is nothing less than to hasten this supreme object of our existence here. Its process leaves behind the ordinary tardy method of slow and confused growth through the evolution of Nature. For the natural evolution is at its best an uncertain growth under cover, partly by the pressure of the environment, partly by a groping education and an ill-lighted purposeful effort, an only partially illumined and half-automatic use of opportunities with many blunders and lapses and relapses; a great portion of it is made up of apparent accidents and circumstances and vicissitudes, - though veiling a secret divine intervention and guidance. In Yoga we replace this confused crooked crab-motion by a rapid, conscious and self-directed evolution which is planned to carry us, as far as can be, in a straight line towards the goal set before us. In a certain sense it may be an error to speak of a goal anywhere in a progression which may well be infinite. Still we can conceive of an immediate goal, an ulterior objective beyond our present achievement towards which the soul in man can aspire. There lies before him the possibility of a new birth; there can be an ascent into a higher and wider plane of being and its descent to transform his members. An enlarged and illumined consciousness is possible that shall make of him a liberated spirit and a perfected force - and, if spread beyond the individual, it might even constitute a divine humanity or else a new, a supramental and therefore a superhuman race. It is this new birth that we make our aim: a growth into a divine consciousness is the whole meaning of our Yoga, an Integral conversion to divinity not only of the soul but of all the parts of our nature.
  
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  The Yoga of Divine Works
   will create the form of a perfect living. A Yoga of works, a union with the Divine in our will and acts - and not only in knowledge and feeling - is then an indispensable, an inexpressibly important element of an Integral Yoga. The conversion of our thought and feeling without a corresponding conversion of the spirit and body of our works would be a maimed achievement.
  
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  This total consecration and surrender and this resultant entire transformation and free transmission make up the whole fundamental means and the ultimate aim of an Integral Karmayoga.
  
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  But still each must follow his nature, and there are always difficulties that have to be accepted for some time if we are to pursue our natural path of Yoga. Yoga is after all primarily a change of the inner consciousness and nature, and if the balance of our parts is such that this must be done first with an initial exclusiveness and the rest left for later handling, we must accept the apparent imperfection of the process. Yet would the ideal working of an Integral Yoga be a movement, even from the beginning, Integral in its process and whole and many-sided in
  
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   its progress. In any case our present preoccupation is with a
  Yoga, Integral in its aim and complete movement, but starting from works and proceeding by works although at each step more and more moved by a vivifying divine love and more and more illumined by a helping divine knowledge.
  
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  But this must be a oneness in dynamic force and not only in static peace or inactive beatitude. The Gita promises us freedom for the spirit even in the midst of works and the full energies of
  Nature, if we accept subjection of our whole being to that which is higher than the separating and limiting ego. It proposes an Integral dynamic activity founded on a still passivity; a largest possible action irrevocably based on an immobile calm is its secret, - free expression out of a supreme inward silence.
  

1.03_-_The_Armour_of_Grace, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  1:To walk through life armoured against all fear, peril and disaster, only two things are needed, two that go always together - the Grace of the Divine Mother and on your side an inner state made up of faith, sincerity and surrender. Let your faith be pure, candid and perfect. An egoistic faith in the mental and vital being tainted by ambition, pride, vanity, mental arrogance, vital self-will, personal demand, desire for the petty satisfactions of the lower nature is a low and smoke-obscured flame that cannot burn upwards to heaven. Regard your life as given you only for the divine work and to help in the divine manifestation. Desire nothing but the purity, force, light, wideness, calm, Ananda of the divine consciousness and its insistence to transform and perfect your mind, life and body. Ask for nothing but the divine, spiritual and supramental Truth, its realisation on earth and in you and in all who are called and chosen and the conditions needed for its creation and its victory over all opposing forces.

1.03_-_The_End_of_the_Intellect, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  

1.03_-_The_Gods,_Superior_Beings_and_Adverse_Forces, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
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  Integral wealth of Mahalakshmi: wealth of feelings and action in all fields of activity intellectual, psychological and material.
  
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  Hostile forces are tolerated in the world only because they put mans sincerity to the test. The day that man becomes Integrally sincere, they will pass away, for there will no longer be any reason for their existence.
  

1.04_-_Money, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  

1.04_-_Relationship_with_the_Divine, #Words Of The Mother II, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
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  Integral intimacy with the Divine: the entire being no longer vibrates except with the Divines touch.
  

1.04_-_Religion_and_Occultism, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Why do men cling to a religion?
  Religions are based on creeds which are spiritual experiences brought down to a level where they become more easy to grasp, but at the cost of their Integral purity and truth.
  
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   in it, but I am unable to find out the same. May I know it?
  When I picked up the flowers to give you, I felt that several were coming and I willed: Let it be the number of the states of the being in which the Sincerity (in the consecration to the Divine) will be definitively established. Four means Integrality: the four states of being, mental, psychic, vital, physical.
  
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  The ball the globe is a symbol of universality, Integrality, infinity. One, it becomes the symbol of the Supreme Oneness manifested in all the domains of the being the multiplicity represented by the silk cord.
  

1.04_-_The_Sacrifice_the_Triune_Path_and_the_Lord_of_the_Sacrifice, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Yoga of Divine Works
   practice must carry in them three results that are of a central importance for our spiritual ideal. It is evident, to begin with, that, even if such a discipline is begun without devotion, it leads straight and inevitably towards the highest devotion possible; for it must deepen naturally into the completest adoration imaginable, the most profound God-love. There is bound up with it a growing sense of the Divine in all things, a deepening communion with the Divine in all our thought, will and action and at every moment of our lives, a more and more moved consecration to the Divine of the totality of our being. Now these implications of the Yoga of works are also of the very essence of an Integral and absolute Bhakti. The seeker who puts them into living practice makes in himself continually a constant, active and effective representation of the very spirit of self-devotion, and it is inevitable that out of it there should emerge the most engrossing worship of the Highest to whom is given this service.
  
  An absorbing love for the Divine Presence to whom he feels an always more intimate closeness, grows upon the consecrated worker. And with it is born or in it is contained a universal love too for all these beings, living forms and creatures that are habitations of the Divine - not the brief restless grasping emotions of division, but the settled selfless love that is the deeper vibration of oneness. In all the seeker begins to meet the one Object of his adoration and service. The way of works turns by this road of sacrifice to meet the path of Devotion; it can be itself a devotion as complete, as absorbing, as Integral as any the desire of the heart can ask for or the passion of the mind can imagine.
  
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  Omnipresence. In its close, if not long before it, this way of works turns by communion with the Divine Presence, Will and
  Force into a way of Knowledge more complete and Integral than any the mere creature intelligence can construct or the search of the intellect can discover.
  
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  Mother Therefore is this way a way of union and communion by acts and by the spirit and knowledge in the act as complete and Integral as any our Godward will can hope for or our soul's strength execute.
  
  It has all the power of a way of works Integral and absolute, but because of its law of sacrifice and self-giving to the Divine
  Self and Master, it is accompanied on its one side by the whole power of the path of Love and on the other by the whole power of the path of Knowledge. At its end all these three divine Powers work together, fused, united, completed, perfected by each other.
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  The Divine, the Eternal is the Lord of our sacrifice of works and union with him in all our being and consciousness and in its expressive instruments is the one object of the sacrifice; the steps of the sacrifice of works must therefore be measured, first, by the growth in our nature of something that brings us nearer to divine Nature, but secondly also by an experience of the Divine, his presence, his manifestation to us, an increasing closeness and union with that Presence. But the Divine is in his essence infinite and his manifestation too is multitudinously infinite. If that is so, it is not likely that our true Integral perfection in being and in nature can come by one kind of realisation alone; it must combine many different strands of divine experience. It cannot be reached by the exclusive pursuit of a single line of identity till that is raised to its absolute; it must harmonise many aspects of the Infinite. An Integral consciousness with a multiform dynamic experience is essential for the complete transformation of our nature.
  
  There is one fundamental perception indispensable towards any Integral knowledge or many-sided experience of this Infinite.
  
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  These are the three fundamental realisations, so fundamental that to the Yogin of the way of Knowledge they seem ultimate, sufficient in themselves, destined to overtop and replace all others. And yet for the Integral seeker, whether accorded to him at an early stage suddenly and easily by a miraculous grace or achieved with difficulty after a long progress and endeavour, they are neither the sole truth nor the full and only clues to the Integral truth of the Eternal, but rather the unfilled beginning, the vast foundation of a greater divine Knowledge. Other realisations there are that are imperatively needed and must be explored to the full limit of their possibilities; and if some of them appear to a first sight to cover only Divine Aspects that are instrumental to the activity of existence but not inherent in its essence, yet, when followed to their end through that activity to its everlasting
  Source, it is found that they lead to a disclosure of the Divine without which our knowledge of the Truth behind things would be left bare and incomplete. These seeming Instrumentals are the key to a secret without which the Fundamentals themselves would not unveil all their mystery. All the revelatory aspects of the Divine must be caught in the wide net of the Integral Yoga.
  
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  Here, on each line of approach that he can take, he is confronted with a constant Duality, a separation between two terms of existence that seem to be opposites and their opposition to be the very root of the riddle of the universe. Later, he may and does discover that these are the two poles of One Being, connected by two simultaneous currents of energy negative and positive in relation to each other, their interaction the very condition for the manifestation of what is within the Being, their reunion the appointed means for the reconciliation of life's discords and for the discovery of the Integral truth of which he is the seeker.
  
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  It is again a Duality necessary for the manifestation, creating and enabling that double current of energy which seems always necessary for the world-workings, two poles of the same Being, but here closer to each other and always very evidently carrying each the powers of the other in its essence and its dynamic nature. At the same time by the fact that the two great elements of the divine Mystery, the Personal and the Impersonal, are here fused together, the seeker of the Integral Truth feels in the duality of Ishwara-Shakti his closeness to a more intimate and ultimate secret of the divine Transcendence and the Manifestation than that offered to him by any other experience.
  
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  He has begun to lay his hand on the Integral secret which in its fullness can be grasped only when he overpasses the double term that reigns here of Knowledge inextricably intertwined with an original Ignorance and crosses the border where spiritual mind disappears into supramental Gnosis. It is through this third and most dynamic dual aspect of the One that the seeker begins with the most Integral completeness to enter into the deepest secret of the being of the Lord of the Sacrifice.
  
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  This extreme opposition of view from the two poles of one
  Existence creates no fundamental difficulty for the seeker of the Integral Yoga; for his whole experience has shown him the necessity of these double terms and their currents of Energy, negative and positive in relation to each other, for the manifestation of what is within the one Existence. For himself Personality and
  Impersonality have been the two wings of his spiritual ascension and he has the prevision that he will reach a height where their helpful interaction will pass into a fusion of their powers and disclose the Integral Reality and release into action the original force of the Divine. Not only in the fundamental Aspects but in all the working of his sadhana he has felt their double truth and mutually complementary working. An impersonal Presence has dominated from above or penetrated and occupied his nature; a Light descending has suffused his mind, life-power, the very cells of his body, illumined them with knowledge, revealed him to himself down to his most disguised and unsuspected movements, exposing, purifying, destroying or brilliantly changing all that belonged to the Ignorance. A Force has poured into him in currents or like a sea, worked in his being and all its members, dissolved, new-made, reshaped, transfigured everywhere. A Bliss has invaded him and shown that it can make suffering and sorrow impossible and turn pain itself into divine pleasure. A
  Love without limits has joined him to all creatures or revealed to him a world of inseparable intimacy and unspeakable sweetness and beauty and begun to impose its law of perfection and its ecstasy even amidst the disharmony of terrestrial life. A spiritual
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  It is an Integral knowledge that is being sought, an Integral force, a total amplitude of union with the All and Infinite behind existence. For the seeker of the Integral Yoga no single experience, no one Divine Aspect, - however overwhelming to the human mind, sufficient for its capacity, easily accepted as the sole or the ultimate reality, - can figure as the exclusive truth of the Eternal. For him the experience of the Divine Oneness carried to its extreme is more deeply embraced and amply fathomed by following out to the full the experience of the Divine Multiplicity.
  
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  Thus reveals himself to the seeker in the progress of the sacrifice the Lord of the sacrifice. At any point this revelation can begin; in any aspect the Master of the Work can take up the work in him and more and more press upon him and it for the unfolding of his presence. In time all the Aspects disclose themselves, separate, combine, fuse, are unified together. At the end there shines through it all the supreme Integral Reality, unknowable to Mind which is part of the Ignorance, but knowable because self-aware in the light of a spiritual consciousness and a supramental knowledge.
  
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  The third, identity in nature, likeness to the Divine, to be perfect as That is perfect, is the high intention of all Yoga of power and perfection or of divine works and service. The combined completeness of the three together, founded here on a multiple
  Unity of the self-manifesting Divine, is the complete result of the Integral Yoga, the goal of its triple Path and the fruit of its triple sacrifice.
  
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  The Yoga of Divine Works
   an Integral transformation of all that we now are or seem to be, by the joining - Yoga - of the finite being in Time with the
  Eternal and Infinite.

1.04_-_The_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  more than the two aspects mediated by sense-perception and
  thinking. The function of value- feeling- is an Integral part of
  our conscious orientation and ought not to be missing in a psy-

1.04_-_The_Silent_Mind, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  
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  upon the fundamental difference between Sri Aurobindo's Integral yoga (purna yoga) and the other yogas. If one has practiced other methods of yoga before Sri Aurobindo's, one experiences an ascending Force (called kundalini in India), which awakens rather brutally at the base of the spine and rises from level to level until it reaches the top of the head, where it blossoms into a sort of luminous and radiating pulsation, bringing a sensation of immensity (and often a loss of consciousness called ecstasy), as if one had forever emerged Elsewhere. All yogic methods, which might be called thermogenetic
  the asanas of hatha yoga, the concentrations of raja yoga, the breathing exercises of pranayama, etc. aim at arousing that ascending Force; they can be dangerous and cause profound perturbations, which make the presence and protection of an enlightened Master indispensable. We will return to this later. The difference in the direction of the current, ascending vs. descending,
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  peacefully, irresistibly (it is never violent; its power is amazingly measured, as if it were directly guided by the wisdom of the Spirit),
  and it is this Force that will universalize our being, right down to the lowest layers. This is the fundamental experience of the Integral yoga.
  When the Peace is established, this higher or Divine Force from above can descend and work in us. It descends usually first into the head and liberates the inner mind centres, then into the heart centre . . . then into the navel and other vital centres . . . then into the

1.04_-_Vital_Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  But still the direction in which the effort has to be made can be known only by the training of the mind and by the opening of the secret knowledge that is within our psychic being. To develop therefore in the vital the habit to open to this light and to. act in that light would be to place the vital in its proper place as a will-force executing the inner and higher knowledge.
  Vital education is greatly aided by stress on different kinds of fine arts and crafts. Sri Aurobindo has written at length on the contribution that Art can make to the Integral education in his important book, "The National Value of Art". He has pointed out that the first and the lowest use of Art is the purely aesthetic, the second is the intellectual and the third and the highest is the spiritual. He has even stated that music, art and poetry are a perfect education for the soul; they make and keep its movement purified, deep and harmonious. He has added, "These, therefore, are agents which cannot profitably be neglected by humanity on its onward march or degraded to the mere satisfaction of sensuous pleasure which will disintegrate rather than build the character. They are, when properly used, great educating, edifying and civilizing forces."1
  A great lesson in vital education is to develop the will of the individual and to encourage the exercise of the will in which what is valued most is not the result, but application and doing one's best.

1.05_-_Adam_Kadmon, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
   different aspects. It must not crudely be supposed that
  Rabbi Azariel implied that these six divisions of man could be cut up separately and any one of them put aside. The six divisions are only aspects of one entity, whose nature is consciousness. Man as a whole, comprising his various functions and powers and Sephiros, is an Integral Unity.
  
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  This trinity of the original spiritual Monad, its Creative vehicle, and Intuition, form a synthetic Integral Unity which philosophically may be denominated the Transcen- dental Ego. It is a Unity in a unique manner, and its attributes are summed up in the three Hindu hypostases, more true, perhaps, of the Sephiros than the parts of man, of Sat, Chit, Ananda ; Absolute Being, Wisdom, and Bliss.
  

1.05_-_Consciousness, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  

1.05_-_Mental_Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  author class:The Mother
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  subject:Integral Yoga
  

1.05_-_Morality_and_War, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
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  Integral protection: that which can be given only by the Divine.
  

1.05_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_-_The_Psychic_Being, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:1.05 - The Ascent of the Sacrifice - The Psychic Being
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  subject:Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
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     THE PSYCHIC BEING
     This then is in its foundations the Integral knowledge of the Supreme and Infinite to whom we offer our sacrifice, and this the nature of the sacrifice itself in its triple character, -a sacrifice of works, a sacrifice of love and adoration, a sacrifice of knowledge. For even when we speak of the sacrifice of works by itself, we do not mean the offering only of our outward acts, but of all that is active and dynamic in us; our internal movements no less than our external doings are to be consecrated on the one altar. The inner heart of all work that is made into a sacrifice is a labour of self-discipline and self-perfection by which we can hope to become conscious and luminous with a Light from above poured into all our movements of mind, heart, will, sense, life and body. An increasing light of divine consciousness will make us close in soul and one by identity in our inmost being and spiritual substance with the Master of the world-sacrifice, -- the supreme object of existence proposed by the ancient Vedanta; but also it will tend to make us one in our becoming by resemblance to the Divine in our nature, the mystic sense of the symbol of sacrifice in the sealed speech of the seers of the Veda.
     But if this is to be the character of the rapid evolution from a mental to a spiritual being contemplated by the Integral Yoga, a question arises full of many perplexities but of great dynamic importance. How are we to deal with life and works as they now are, with the activities proper to our still unchanged human nature? An ascension towards a greater consciousness, an occupation of our mind, life and body by its powers has been accepted as the outstanding object of the Yoga: but still life here, not some other life elsewhere, is proposed as the immediate field of the action of the Spirit, -- a transformation, not an annihilation of our instrumental being and nature. What then becomes of the present activities of our being, activities of the mind turned towards knowledge and the expression of knowledge, activities of our emotional and sensational parts, activities of outward conduct, creation, production, the will turned towards mastery over men, things, life, the world, the forces of Nature? Are they to be abandoned and to be replaced by some other way of living in which a spiritualised consciousness can find its true expression and figure. Are they to be maintained as they are in their outward appearance, but transformed by an inner spirit in the act or enlarged in scope arid liberated into new forms by a reversal of consciousness such as was seen on earth when man took up the vital activities of the animal to mentalise and extend and transfigure them by the infusion of reason, thinking will, refined emotions, an organised intelligence? Or is there to be an abandonment in part, a preservation only of such of them as can bear a spiritual change and, for the rest, the creation of a new life expressive, in its form no less than in its inspiration and motive-force, of the unity, wideness, peace, joy and harmony of the liberated spirit? It is this problem most of all that has exercised most the minds of those who have tried to trace the paths that lead from the human to the Divine in the long journey of the Yoga.
     Every kind of solution has been offered from the entire abandonment of works and life, so far as that is physically possible, to the acceptance of life as it is but with a new spirit animating and uplifting its movements, in appearance the same as they were but changed in the spirit behind them and therefore in their inner significance. The extreme solution insisted on by the world-shunning ascetic or the inward-turned ecstatical and self-oblivious mystic is evidently foreign to the purpose of an Integral Yoga; for if we are to realise the Divine in the world, it cannot be done by leaving aside the world-action and action itself altogether. At a less high pitch it was laid down by the religious mind in ancient times that one should keep only such actions as are in their nature part of the seeking, service or cult of the Divine and such others as are attached to these or, in addition, those that are indispensable to the ordinary setting of life but done in a religious spirit and according to the injunctions of traditional religion and Scripture. But this is too formalist a rule for the fulfilment of the free spirit in works, and it is besides professedly no more than a provisional solution for tiding over the transition from life in the world to a life in the Beyond which still remains the sole ultimate purpose. An Integral Yoga must lean rather to the catholic injunction of the Gita that even the liberated soul, living in the Truth, should still do all the works of life so that the plan of the universal evolution under a secret divine leading may not languish or suffer. But if all works are to be done with the same forms and on the same lines as they are now done in the Ignorance, our gain is only inward and our life in danger of becoming the dubious and ambiguous formula of an inner Light doing the works of an outer Twilight, the perfect Spirit expressing itself in a mould of imperfection foreign to its own divine nature. If no better can be done for a time, -and during a long period of transition something like this does inevitably happen, -- then so it must remain till things are ready and the spirit within is powerful enough to impose its own forms on the life of the body and the world outside; but this can be accepted only as a transitional stage and not as our soul's ideal or the ultimate goal of the passage.
     For the same reason the ethical solution is insufficient; for an ethical rule merely puts a bit in the mouth of the wild horses of Nature and exercises over them a difficult and partial control, but it has no power to transform Nature so that she may move in a secure freedom fulfilling the intuitions that proceed from a divine self-knowledge. At best its method is to lay down limits, to coerce the devil, to put the wall of a relative and very doubtful safety around us. This or some similar device of self-protection may be necessary for a time whether in ordinary life or in Yoga; but in Yoga it can only be the mark of a transition. A fundamental transformation and a pure wideness of spiritual life are the aim before us and, if we are to reach it, we must find a deeper solution, a surer supra-ethical dynamic principle. To be spiritual within, ethical in the outside life, this is the ordinary religious solution, but it is a compromise; the spiritualisation of both the inward being and the outward life and not a compromise between life and the spirit is the goal of which we are the seekers. Nor can the human confusion of values which obliterates the distinction between spiritual and moral and even claims that the moral is the only true spiritual element in our nature be of any use to us; for ethics is a mental control and the limited erring mind is not and cannot be the free and everluminous Spirit. It is equally impossible to accept the gospel that makes life the one aim, takes its elements fundamentally as they are and only calls in a half-spiritual or pseudo-spiritual light to flush and embellish it. Inadequate too is the very frequent attempt at a misalliance between the vital and the spiritual, a mystic experience within with an aestheticised intellectual and sensuous Paganism or exalted hedonism outside leaning upon it and satisfying itself in the glow of a spiritual sanction; for this too is a precarious and never successful compromise and it is as far from the divine Truth and its Integrality as the puritanic opposite. These are all stumbling solutions of the fallible human mind groping for a transaction between the high spiritual summits and the lower pitch of the ordinary mind-motives and life-motives. Whatever partial truth may be hidden behind them, that truth can only be accepted when it has been raised to the spiritual level, tested in the supreme Truth-Consciousness and extricated from the soil and error of the Ignorance.
     In sum, it may be safely affirmed that no solution offered can be anything but provisional until a supramental Truth-Consciousness is reached by which the appearances of things are put in their place and their essence revealed and that in them which derives straight from the spiritual essence. In the meanwhile our only safety is to find a guiding law of spiritual experience -- or else to liberate a light within that can lead us on the way until that greater direct Truth-Consciousness is reached above us or born within us. For all else in us that is only outward, all that is not a spiritual sense or seeing, the constructions, representations or conclusions of the intellect, the suggestions or instigations of the Life-force, the positive necessities of physical things are sometimes half-lights, sometimes false lights that can at best only serve for a while or serve a little and for the rest either detain or confuse us. The guiding law of spiritual experience can only come by an opening of human consciousness to the Divine Consciousness; there must be the power to receive in us the working and command and dynamic presence of the Divine shakti and surrender ourselves to her control; it is that surrender and that control which bring the guidance. But the surrender is not sure, there is no absolute certitude of the guidance so long as we are besieged by mind formations and life impulses and instigations of ego which may easily betray us into the hands of a false experience. This danger can only be countered by the opening of a now nine-tenths concealed inmost soul or psychic being that is already there but not commonly active within us. That is the inner light we must liberate; for the light of this inmost soul is our one sure illumination so long as we walk still amidst the siege of the Ignorance and the Truth-Consciousness has not taken up the entire control of our Godward endeavour. The working of the Divine Force in us under the conditions of the transition and the light of the psychic being turning us always towards a conscious and seeing obedience to that higher impulsion and away from the demands and instigations of the Forces of the Ignorance, these between them create an ever progressive inner law of our action which continues till the spiritual and supramental can be established in our nature. In the transition there may well be a period in which we take up all life and action and offer them to the Divine for purification, change and deliverance of the truth within them, another period in which we draw back and build a spiritual wall around us admitting through its gates only such activities as consent to undergo the law of the spiritual transformation, a third in which a free and all-embracing action, but with new forms fit for the utter truth of the Spirit, can again be made possible. These things, however, will be decided by no mental rule but in the light of the soul within us and by the ordaining force and progressive guidance of the Divine Power that secretly or overtly first impels, then begins clearly to control and order and finally takes up the whole burden of the Yoga.
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     For all must be done as a sacrifice, all activities must have the One Divine for their object and the heart of their meaning. The Yogin's aim in the sciences that make for knowledge should be to discover and understand the workings of the Divine Consciousness-Puissance in man and creatures and things and forces, her creative significances, her execution of the mysteries, the symbols in which she arranges the manifestation. The Yogin's aim in the practical sciences, whether mental and physical or occult and psychic, should be to enter into the ways of the Divine and his processes, to know the materials and means for the work given to us so that we may use that knowledge for a conscious and faultless expression of the spirit's mastery, joy and self-fulfilment. The Yogin's aim in the Arts should not be a mere aesthetic, mental or vital gratification, but, seeing the Divine everywhere, worshipping it with a revelation of the meaning of its works, to express that One Divine in gods and men and creatures and objects. The theory that sees an intimate connection between religious aspiration and the truest and greatest Art is in essence right; but we must substitute for the mixed and doubtful religious motive a spiritual aspiration, vision, interpreting experience. For the wider and more comprehensive the seeing, the more it contains in itself the sense of the hidden Divine in humanity and in all things and rises beyond a superficial religiosity into the spiritual life, the more luminous, flexible, deep and powerful will the Art be that springs from the high motive. The Yogin's distinction from other men is this that he lives in a higher and vaster spiritual consciousness; all his work of knowledge or creation must then spring from there: it must not be made in the mind, -- for it is a greater truth and vision than mental man's that he has to express or rather that presses to express itself through him and mould his works, not for his personal satisfaction, but for a divine purpose.
     At the same time the Yogin who knows the Supreme is not subject to any need or compulsion in these activities; for to him they are neither a duty nor a necessary occupation for the mind nor a high amusement, nor imposed by the loftiest human purpose. He is not attached, bound and limited by any nor has he any personal motive of fame, greatness or personal satisfaction in these works; he can leave or pursue them as the Divine in him wills, but he need not otherwise abandon them in his pursuit of the higher Integral knowledge. He will do these things just as the supreme Power acts and creates, for a certain spiritual joy in creation and expression or to help in the holding together and right ordering or leading of this world of God's workings. The Gita teaches that the man of knowledge shall by his way of life give to those who have not yet the spiritual consciousness, the love and habit of all works and not only of actions recognised as pious, religious or ascetic in their character; he should not draw men away from the world-action by his example. For the world must proceed in its great upward aspiring; men and nations must not be led to fall away from even an ignorant activity into a worse ignorance of inaction or to sink down into that miserable disintegration and tendency of dissolution which comes upon communities and peoples when there predominates the tamasic principle, the principle whether of obscure confusion and error or of weariness and inertia. "For I too," says the Lord in the Gita, "have no need to do works, since there is nothing I have not or must yet gain for myself; yet I do works in the world; for if I did not do works, all laws would fall into confusion, the worlds would sink towards chaos and I would be the destroyer of these peoples." The spiritual life does not need, for its purity, to destroy interest in all things except the Inexpressible or to cut at the roots of the Sciences, the Arts and Life. It may well be one of the effects of an Integral spiritual knowledge and activity to lift them out of their limitations, substitute for our mind's ignorant, limited, tepid or trepidant pleasure in them a free, intense and uplifting urge of delight and supply a new source of creative spiritual power and illumination by which they can be carried more swiftly and profoundly towards their absolute light in knowledge and their yet undreamed possibilities and most dynamic energy of content and form and practice. The one thing needful must be pursued first and always, but all things else come with it as its outcome and have not so much to be added to us as recovered and reshaped in its self-light and as portions of its self-expressive force.
  
     This then is the true relation between divine and human knowledge; it is not a separation into disparate fields, sacred and profane, that is the heart of the difference, but the character of the consciousness behind the working. All is human knowledge that proceeds from the ordinary mental consciousness interested in the outside or upper layers of things, in process, in phenomena for their own sake or for the sake of some surface utility or mental or vital satisfaction of Desire or of the Intelligence. But the same activity of knowledge can become part of the Yoga if it proceeds from the spiritual or spiritualising consciousness which seeks and finds in all that it surveys or penetrates the presence of the timeless Eternal and the ways of manifestation of Eternal in Time. It is evident that the need of a concentration indispensable for the transition out of the Ignorance may make it necessary for the seeker to gather together his energies and focus them only on that which will help the transition and to leave aside or subordinate for the time all that is not directly turned towards the one object. He may find that this or that pursuit of human knowledge with which he was accustomed to deal by the surface power of the mind still brings him, by reason of this tendency or habit, out of the depths to the surface or down from the heights which he has climbed or is nearing, to lower levels. These activities then may have to be intermitted or put aside until secure in a higher consciousness he is able to turn its powers on all the mental fields; then, subjected to that light or taken up into it, they are turned, by the transformation of his consciousness, into a province of the spiritual and divine. All that cannot be so transformed or refuses to be part of a divine consciousness he will abandon without hesitation, but not from any preconceived prejudgment of its emptiness or its incapacity to be an element of the new inner life. There can be no fixed mental test or principle for these things; he will therefore follow no unalterable rule, but accept or repel an activity of the mind according to his feeling, insight or experience until the greater Power and Light are there to turn their unerring scrutiny on all that is below and choose or reject their material out of what the human evolution has prepared for the divine labour.
     How precisely or by what stages this progression and change will take place must depend on the form, need and powers of the individual nature. In the spiritual domain the essence is always one, but there is yet an infinite variety and, at any rate in the Integral Yoga, the rigidity of a strict and precise mental rule is seldom applicable; for, even when they walk in the same direction, no two natures proceed on exactly the same lines, in the same series of steps or with quite identical stages of their progress. It may yet be said that a logical succession of the states of progress would be very much in this order. First, there is a large turning in which all the natural mental activities proper to the individual nature are taken up or referred to a higher standpoint and dedicated by the soul in us, the psychic being, the priest of the sacrifice, to the divine service; next, there is an attempt at an ascent of the being and a bringing down of the Light and Power proper to some new height of consciousness gained by its upward effort into the whole action of the knowledge. Here there may be a strong concentration on the inward central change of the consciousness and an abandonment of a large part of the outward-going mental life or else its relegation to a small and subordinate place. At different stages it or parts of it may be taken up again from time to time to see how far the new inner psychic and spiritual consciousness can be brought into its movements, but that compulsion of the temperament or the nature which, in human beings, necessitates one kind of activity or another and makes it seem almost an indispensable portion of the existence, will diminish and eventually no attachment will be left, no lower compulsion or driving force felt anywhere. Only the Divine will matter, the Divine alone will be the one need of the whole being; if there is any compulsion to activity it will be not that of implanted desire or of force of Nature, but the luminous driving of some greater Consciousness-Force which is becoming more and more the sole motive power of the whole existence. On the other hand, it is possible at any period of the inner spiritual progress that one may experience an extension rather than a restriction of the' activities; there may be an opening of new capacities of mental creation and new provinces of knowledge by the miraculous touch of the Yoga-shakti. Aesthetic feeling, the power of artistic creation in one field or many fields together, talent or genius of literary expression, a faculty of metaphysical thinking, any power of eye or ear or hand or mind-power may awaken where none was apparent before. The Divine within may throw these latent riches out from the depths in which they were hidden or a Force from above may pour down its energies to equip the instrumental nature for the activity or the creation of which it is meant to be a channel or a builder. But, whatever may be the method or the course of development chosen by the hidden Master of the Yoga, the common culmination of this stage is the growing consciousness of him above as the mover, decider, shaper of all the movements of the mind and all the activities of knowledge.
     There are two signs of the transformation of the seeker's mind of knowledge and works of knowledge from the process of the Ignorance to the process of a liberated consciousness working partly, then wholly in the light of the Spirit. There is first a central change of the consciousness and a growing direct experience, vision, feeling of the Supreme and the cosmic existence, the Divine in itself and the Divine in all things; the mind will be taken up into a growing preoccupation with this first and foremost and will feel itself heightening, widening into a more and more illumined means of expression of the one fundamental knowledge. But also the central Consciousness in its turn will take up more and more the outer mental activities of knowledge and turn them into a parcel of itself or an annexed province; it will infuse into them its more authentic movement and make a more and more spiritualised and illumined mind its instrument in these surface fields, its new conquests, as well as in its own deeper spiritual empire. And this will be the second sign, the sign of a certain completion and perfection, that the Divine himself has become the Knower and all the inner movements, including the activities of what was once a purely human mental action, have become his field of knowledge. There will be less and less individual choice, opinion, preference, less and less of intellectualisation, mental weaving, cerebral galley-slave labour; a Light within will see all that has to be seen, know all that has to be known, develop, create, organise. It will be the inner Knower who will do in the liberated and universalised mind of the individual the works of an all-comprehending knowledge.
     These two changes are the signs of a first effectuation in which the activities of the mental nature are lifted up, spiritualised, widened, universalised, liberated, led to a consciousness of their true purpose as an instrumentation of the Divine creating and developing its manifestation in the temporal universe. But this cannot be the whole scope of the transformation; for it is not in these limits that the Integral seeker can cease from his ascension or confine the widening of his nature. For, if it were so, knowledge would still remain a working of the mind, liberated, universalised, spiritualised, but still, as all mind must be, comparatively restricted, relative, imperfect in the very essence of its dynamism; it would reflect luminously great constructions of Truth, but not move in the domain where Truth is authentic, direct, sovereign and native. There is an ascension still to be made from this height, by which the spiritualised mind will exceed itself and transmute into a supramental power of knowledge. Already in the process of spiritualisation it will have begun to pass out of the brilliant poverty of the human intellect; it will mount successively into the pure broad reaches of a higher mind and next into the gloaming belts of a still greater free intelligence illumined with a Light from above. At this point it will begin to feel more freely, admit with a less mixed response the radiant beginnings of an Intuition, not illumined, but luminous in itself, true in itself, no longer entirely mental and therefore subjected to the abundant intrusion of error. Here too is not an end, for it must rise beyond into the very domain of that untruncated Intuition, the first direct light from the self-awareness of essential Being and, beyond it, attain that from which this light comes. For there is an overmind behind Mind, a Power more original and dynamic which supports Mind, sees it as a diminished radiation from itself, uses it as a transmitting belt of passage downward or an instrument for the creations of the Ignorance. The last step of the ascension would be the surpassing of overmind itself or its return into its own still greater origin, its conversion into the supramental light of the Divine Gnosis. For there in the supramental Light is the seat of the divine Truth-Consciousness that has native in it, as no other consciousness below it can have, the power to organise the works of a Truth which is no longer .tarnished by the shadow of the cosmic Inconscience and Ignorance. There to reach and thence to bring down a supramental dynamism that can transform the Ignorance is the distant but imperative supreme goal of the Integral Yoga.
     As the light of each of these higher powers is turned upon the human activities of knowledge, any distinction of sacred and profane, human and divine, begins more and more to fade until it is finally abolished as otiose; for whatever is touched and thoroughly penetrated by the Divine Gnosis is transfigured and becomes a movement of its own Light and Power, free from the turbidity and limitations of the lower intelligence. It is not a separation of some activities, but a transformation of them all by the change of the informing consciousness that is the way of liberation, an ascent of the sacrifice of knowledge to a greater and ever greater light and force. All the works of mind and intellect must be first heightened and widened, then illumined, lifted into the domain of a higher Intelligence, afterwards translated into workings of a greater non-mental Intuition, then again transformed into the dynamic outpourings of the overmind radiance, and these transfigured into the full light and sovereignty of the supramental Gnosis. It is this that the evolution of consciousness in the world carries prefigured but latent in its seed and in the straining tense intention of its process; nor can that process, that evolution cease till it has evolved the instruments of a perfect in place of its now imperfect manifestation of the Spirit.
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     If knowledge is the widest power of the consciousness and its function is to free and illumine, yet love is the deepest and most intense and its privilege is to be the key to the most profound and secret recesses of the Divine Mystery. Man, because he is a mental being, is prone to give the highest importance to the thinking mind and its reason and will and to its way of approach and effectuation of Truth and, even, he is inclined to hold that there is no other. The heart with its emotions and incalculable movements is to the eye of his intellect an obscure, uncertain and often a perilous and misleading power which needs to be kept in control by the reason and the mental will and intelligence. And yet there is in the heart or behind it a profounder mystic light which, if not what we call intuition -- for that, though not of the mind, yet descends through the mind -- has yet a direct touch upon Truth and is nearer to the Divine than the human intellect in its pride of knowledge. According to the ancient teaching the seat of the immanent Divine, the hidden Purusha, is in the mystic heart, -- the secret heart-cave, hrdaye gunayam, as the Upanishads put it, -- and, according to the experience of many Yogins, it is from its depths that there comes the voice or the breath of the inner oracle.
     This ambiguity, these opposing appearances of depth and blindness are created by the double character of the human emotive being. For there is in front in men a heart of vital emotion similar to the animal's, if more variously developed; its emotions are governed by egoistic passion, blind instinctive affections and all the play of the life-impulses with their imperfections, perversions, often sordid degradations, -- heart besieged and given over to the lusts, desires, wraths, intense or fierce demands or little greeds and mean pettinesses of an obscure and fallen life-force and debased by its slavery to any and every impulse. This mixture of the emotive heart and the sensational hungering vital creates in man a false soul of desire; it is this that is the crude and dangerous element which the reason rightly distrusts and feels a need to control, even though the actual control or rather coercion it succeeds in establishing over our raw and insistent vital nature remains always very uncertain and deceptive. But the true soul of man is not there; it is in the true invisible heart hidden in some luminous cave of the nature: there under some infiltration of the divine Light is our soul, a silent inmost being of which few are even aware; for if all have a soul, few are conscious of their true soul or feel its direct impulse. There dwells the little spark of the Divine which supports this obscure mass of our nature and around it grows the psychic being, the formed soul or the real Man within us. It is as this psychic being in him grows and the movements of the heart reflect its divinations and impulsions that man becomes more and more aware of his soul, ceases to be a superior animal, and, awakening to glimpses of the godhead within him, admits more and more its intimations of a deeper life and consciousness and an impulse towards things divine. It is one of the decisive moments of the Integral Yoga when this psychic being liberated, brought out from the veil to the front, can pour the full flood of its divinations, seeings and impulsions on the mind, life and body of man and begin to prepare the upbuilding of divinity in the earthly nature.
     As in the works of knowledge, so in dealing with the workings of the heart, we are obliged to make a preliminary distinction between two categories of movements, those that are either moved by the true soul or aid towards its liberation and rule in the nature and those that are turned to the satisfaction of the unpurified vital nature. But the distinctions ordinarily laid down in this sense are of little use for the deep or spiritual purpose of Yoga. Thus a division can be made between religious emotions and mundane feelings and it can be laid down as a rule of spiritual life that the religious emotions alone should be cultivated and all worldly feelings and passions must be rejected and fall away from our existence. This in practice would mean the religious life of the saint or devotee, alone with the Divine or linked only to others in a common God-love or at the most pouring out the fountains of a sacred, religious or pietistic love on the world outside. But religious emotion itself is too constantly invaded by the turmoil and obscurity of the vital movements and it is often either crude or narrow or fanatical or mixed with movements that are not signs of the spirit's perfection. It is evident besides that even at the best an intense figure of sainthood clamped in rigid hieratic lines is quite other than the wide ideal of an Integral Yoga. A larger psychic and emotional relation with God and the world, more deep and plastic in its essence, more wide and embracing in its movements, more capable of taking up in its sweep the whole of life, is imperative.
     A wider formula has been provided by the secular mind of mall of which the basis is the ethical sense; for it distinguishes between the emotions sanctioned by the ethical sense and those that are egoistic and selfishly common and mundane. It is the works of altruism, philanthropy, compassion, benevolence, humanitarianism, service, labour for the well-being of man and all creatures that are to be our Ideal; to shuffle off the coil of egoism and grow into a soul of self-abnegation that lives only or mainly for others or for humanity as a whole is the way of man's inner evolution according to this doctrine. Or if this is too secular and mental to satisfy the whole of our being, since there is a deeper religious and spiritual note there that is left out of account by the humanitarian formula, a religio-ethical foundation can be provided for it -and such was indeed its original basis. To the inner worship of the Divine or the Supreme by the devotion of the heart or to the pursuit of the Ineffable by the seeking of a highest knowledge can be added a worship through altruistic works or a preparation through acts of love, of benevolence, of service to mankind or to those around us. It is indeed by the religio-ethical sense that the law of universal goodwill or universal compassion or of love and service to the neighbour, the Vedantic, the Buddhistic, the Christian ideal, was created; only by a sort of secular refrigeration extinguishing the fervour of the religious element in it could the humanitarian ideal disengage itself and become the highest plane of a secular system of mental and moral ethics. For in the religious system this law of works is a means that ceases when its object is accomplished or a side issue; it is a part of the cult by which one adores and seeks the Divinity or it is a penultimate step of the excision of self in the passage to Nirvana. In the secular ideal it is promoted into an object in itself; it becomes a sign of the moral perfection of the human being, or else it is a condition for a happier state of man upon earth, a better society, a more united life of the race. But none of these things satisfy the demand of the soul that is placed before us by the Integral Yoga.
     Altruism, philanthropy, humanitarianism, service are flowers of the mental consciousness and are at best the mind's cold and pale imitation of the spiritual flame of universal Divine Love. Not truly liberative from ego-sense, they widen it at most and give it higher and larger satisfaction; impotent in practice to change mall's vital life and nature, they only modify and palliate its action and daub over its unchanged egoistic essence. Or if they are intensely followed with an entire sincerity of the will, it is by an exaggerated amplification of one side of our nature; in that exaggeration there can be no clue for the full and perfect divine evolution of the many sides of our individualised being towards the universal and transcendent Eternal. Nor can the religio-ethical ideal be a sufficient guide, -- for this is a compromise or compact of mutual concessions for mutual support between a religious urge which seeks to get a closer hold on earth by taking into itself the higher turns of ordinary human nature and an ethical urge which hopes to elevate itself out of its own mental hardness and dryness by some touch of a religious fervour. In making this compact religion lowers itself to the mental level and inherits the inherent imperfections of mind and its inability to convert and transform life. The mind is the sphere of the dualities and, just as it is impossible for it to achieve any absolute Truth but only truths relative or mixed with error, so it is impossible for it to achieve any absolute good; for moral good exists as a counterpart and corrective to evil and has evil always for its shadow, complement, almost its reason for existence. But the spiritual consciousness belongs to a higher than the mental plane and there the dualities cease; for there falsehood confronted with the truth by which it profited through a usurping falsification of it and evil faced by the good of which it was a perversion or a lurid substitute, are obliged to perish for want of sustenance and to cease. The Integral Yoga, refusing to rely upon the fragile stuff of mental and moral ideals, puts its whole emphasis in this field on three central dynamic processes -- the development of the true soul or psychic being to take the place of the false soul of desire, the sublimation of human into divine love, the elevation of consciousness from its mental to its spiritual and supramental plane by whose power alone both the soul and the life-force can be utterly delivered from the veils and prevarications of the Ignorance.
     It is the very nature of the soul or the psychic being to turn towards the Divine Truth as the sunflower to the sun; it accepts and clings to all that is divine or progressing towards divinity and draws back from all that is a perversion or a denial of it, from all that is false and undivine. Yet the soul is at first but a spark and then a little flame of godhead burning in the midst of a great darkness; for the most part it is veiled in its inner sanctum and to reveal itself it has to call on the mind, the life-force and the physical consciousness and persuade them, as best they can, to express it; ordinarily, it succeeds at most in suffusing their outwardness with its inner light and modifying with its purifying fineness their dark obscurities or their coarser mixture. Even when there is a formed psychic being, able to express itself with some directness in life, it is still in all but a few a smaller portion of the being -- "no bigger in the mass of the body than the thumb of a man" was the image used by the ancient seers -- and it is not always able to prevail against the obscurity and ignorant smallness of the physical consciousness, the mistaken surenesses of the mind or the arrogance and vehemence of the vital nature. This soul is obliged to accept the human mental, emotive, sensational life as it is, its relations, its activities, its cherished forms and figures; it has to labour to disengage and increase the divine element in all this relative truth mixed with continual falsifying error, this love turned to the uses of the animal body or the satisfaction of the vital ego, this life of an average manhood shot with rare and pale glimpses of Godhead and the darker luridities of the demon and the brute. Unerring in the essence of its will, it is obliged often under the pressure of its instruments to submit to mistakes of action, wrong placement of feeling, wrong choice of person, errors in the exact form of its will, in the circumstances of its expression of the infallible inner ideal. Yet is there a divination within it which makes it a surer guide than the reason or than even the highest desire, and through apparent errors and stumblings its voice can still lead better than the precise intellect and the considering mental judgment. This voice of the soul is not what we call conscience -- for that is only a mental and often conventional erring substitute; it is a deeper and more seldom heard call; yet to follow it when heard is wisest : even, it is better to wander at the call of one's soul than to go apparently straight with the reason and the outward moral mentor. But It is only when the life turns towards the Divine that the soul can truly come forward and impose its power on the outer members; for, itself a spark of the Divine, to grow in flame towards the Divine is its true life and its very reason of existence.
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     But the most intimate character of the psychic is its pressure towards the Divine through a sacred love, joy and oneness. It is the divine Love that it seeks most, it is the love of the Divine that is its spur, its goal, its star of Truth shining over the luminous cave of the nascent or the still obscure cradle of the new-born godhead within us. In the first long stage of its growth and immature existence it has leaned on earthly love, affection, tenderness, goodwill, compassion, benevolence, on all beauty and gentleness and fineness and light and strength and courage, on all that can help to refine and purify the grossness and commonness of human nature; but it knows how mixed are these human movements at their best and at their worst how fallen and stamped with the mark of ego and self-deceptive sentimental falsehood and the lower self profiting by the imitation of a soul movement. At once, emerging, it is ready and eager to break all the old ties and imperfect emotional activities and replace them by a greater spiritual Truth of love and oneness. It may still admit the human forms and movements, but on condition that they are turned towards the One alone. It accepts only the ties that are helpful, the heart's reverence for the Guru, the union of the God-seekers, a spiritual compassion for the ignorant human and animal world and its peoples, the joy and happiness and satisfaction of beauty that comes from the perception of the Divine everywhere. It plunges the nature inward towards its meeting with the immanent Divine in the heart's secret centre and, while that call is there, no reproach of egoism, no mere outward summons of altruism or duty or philanthropy or service will deceive or divert it from its sacred longing and its obedience to the attraction of the Divinity within it. It lifts the being towards a transcendent Ecstasy and is ready to shed all the downward pull of the world from its wings in its uprising to reach the One Highest; but it calls down also this transcendent Love and Beatitude to deliver and transform this world of hatred and strife and division and darkness and jarring Ignorance. It opens to a universal Divine Love, a vast compassion, an intense and immense will for the good of all, for the embrace of the World-Mother enveloping or gathering to her her children, the divine Passion that has plunged into the night for the redemption of the world from the universal Ignorance. It is not attracted or misled by mental imitations or any vital misuse of these great deep-seated Truths of existence; it exposes them with its detecting search-ray and calls down the entire truth of divine Love to heal these malformations, to deliver mental, vital, physical love from their insufficiencies or their perversions and reveal to them their abounding share of the intimacy and the oneness and the ascending ecstasy and the descending rapture.
     All true truths of Love and of the works of Love the psychic being accepts in their place; but its flame mounts always upward and it is eager to push the ascent from lesser to higher degrees of Truth, since it knows that only by the ascent to a highest Truth and the descent of that highest Truth can Love be delivered from the cross and placed upon the throne; for the cross is the sign of the Divine Descent barred and marred by the transversal line of a cosmic deformation which turns life into a state of suffering and misfortune. Only by the ascent to the original Truth can the deformation be healed and all the works of love, as too all the works of knowledge and of life, be restored to a divine significance and become part of an Integral spiritual existence.
  

1.05_-_The_Destiny_of_the_Individual, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  8:In other words, if Brahman has entered into form and represented Its being in material substance, it can only be to enjoy self-manifestation in the figures of relative and phenomenal consciousness. Brahman is in this world to represent Itself in the values of Life. Life exists in Brahman in order to discover Brahman in itself. Therefore man's importance in the world is that he gives to it that development of consciousness in which its transfiguration by a perfect self-discovery becomes possible. To fulfil God in life is man's manhood. He starts from the animal vitality and its activities, but a divine existence is his objective.
  9:But as in Thought, so in Life, the true rule of self-realisation is a progressive comprehension. Brahman expresses Itself in many successive forms of consciousness, successive in their relation even if coexistent in being or coeval in Time, and Life in its self-unfolding must also rise to ever-new provinces of its own being. But if in passing from one domain to another we renounce what has already been given us from eagerness for our new attainment, if in reaching the mental life we cast away or belittle the physical life which is our basis, or if we reject the mental and physical in our attraction to the spiritual, we do not fulfil God Integrally, nor satisfy the conditions of His selfmanifestation. We do not become perfect, but only shift the field of our imperfection or at most attain a limited altitude. However high we may climb, even though it be to the Non-Being itself, we climb ill if we forget our base. Not to abandon the lower to itself, but to transfigure it in the light of the higher to which we have attained, is true divinity of nature. Brahman is Integral and unifies many states of consciousness at a time; we also, manifesting the nature of Brahman, should become Integral and all-embracing.
  10:Besides the recoil from the physical life, there is another exaggeration of the ascetic impulse which this ideal of an Integral manifestation corrects. The nodus of Life is the relation between three general forms of consciousness, the individual, the universal and the transcendent or supracosmic. In the ordinary distribution of life's activities the individual regards himself as a separate being included in the universe and both as dependent upon that which transcends alike the universe and the individual. It is to this Transcendence that we give currently the name of God, who thus becomes to our conceptions not so much supracosmic as extra-cosmic. The belittling and degradation of both the individual and the universe is a natural consequence of this division: the cessation of both cosmos and individual by the attainment of the Transcendence would be logically its supreme conclusion.
  11:The Integral view of the unity of Brahman avoids these consequences. Just as we need not give up the bodily life to attain to the mental and spiritual, so we can arrive at a point of view where the preservation of the individual activities is no longer inconsistent with our comprehension of the cosmic consciousness or our attainment to the transcendent and supracosmic. For the World-Transcendent embraces the universe, is one with it and does not exclude it, even as the universe embraces the individual, is one with him and does not exclude him. The individual is a centre of the whole universal consciousness; the universe is a form and definition which is occupied by the entire immanence of the Formless and Indefinable.
  12:This is always the true relation, veiled from us by our ignorance or our wrong consciousness of things. When we attain to knowledge or right consciousness, nothing essential in the eternal relation is changed, but only the inview and the outview from the individual centre is profoundly modified and consequently also the spirit and effect of its activity. The individual is still necessary to the action of the Transcendent in the universe and that action in him does not cease to be possible by his illumination. On the contrary, since the conscious manifestation of the Transcendent in the individual is the means by which the collective, the universal is also to become conscious of itself, the continuation of the illumined individual in the action of the world is an imperative need of the world-play. If his inexorable removal through the very act of illumination is the law, then the world is condemned to remain eternally the scene of unredeemed darkness, death and suffering. And such a world can only be a ruthless ordeal or a mechanical illusion.
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  17:The liberation of the individual soul is therefore the keynote of the definitive divine action; it is the primary divine necessity and the pivot on which all else turns. It is the point of Light at which the intended complete self-manifestation in the Many begins to emerge. But the liberated soul extends its perception of unity horizontally as well as vertically. Its unity with the transcendent One is incomplete without its unity with the cosmic Many. And that lateral unity translates itself by a multiplication, a reproduction of its own liberated state at other points in the Multiplicity. The divine soul reproduces itself in similar liberated souls as the animal reproduces itself in similar bodies. Therefore, whenever even a single soul is liberated, there is a tendency to an extension and even to an outburst of the same divine self-consciousness in other individual souls of our terrestrial humanity and, - who knows? - perhaps even beyond the terrestrial consciousness. Where shall we fix the limit of that extension? Is it altogether a legend which says of the Buddha that as he stood on the threshold of Nirvana, of the Non-Being, his soul turned back and took the vow never to make the irrevocable crossing so long as there was a single being upon earth undelivered from the knot of the suffering, from the bondage of the ego?
  18:But we can attain to the highest without blotting ourselves out from the cosmic extension. Brahman preserves always Its two terms of liberty within and of formation without, of expression and of freedom from the expression. We also, being That, can attain to the same divine self-possession. The harmony of the two tendencies is the condition of all life that aims at being really divine. Liberty pursued by exclusion of the thing exceeded leads along the path of negation to the refusal of that which God has accepted. Activity pursued by absorption in the act and the energy leads to an inferior affirmation and the denial of the Highest. But what God combines and synthetises, wherefore should man insist on divorcing? To be perfect as He is perfect is the condition of His Integral attainment.
  19:Through Avidya, the Multiplicity, lies our path out of the transitional egoistic self-expression in which death and suffering predominate; through Vidya consenting with Avidya by the perfect sense of oneness even in that multiplicity, we enjoy Integrally the immortality and the beatitude. By attaining to the Unborn beyond all becoming we are liberated from this lower birth and death; by accepting the Becoming freely as the Divine, we invade mortality with the immortal beatitude and become luminous centres of its conscious self-expression in humanity.
  

1.05_-_The_True_Doer_of_Works, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  1:If you want to be a true doer of divine works, your first aim must be to be totally free from all desire and self-regarding ego. All your life must be an offering and a sacrifice to the Supreme; your only object in action shall be to serve, to receive, to fulfil, to become a manifesting instrument of the Divine Shakti in her works. You must grow in the divine consciousness till there is no difference between your will and hers, no motive except her impulsion in you, no action that is not her conscious action in you and through you.

1.06_-_Quieting_the_Vital, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  
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  The method for dealing with these adverse forces is the same as for the other vibrations: silence, inner stillness that lets the storm blow over. We may not succeed the first time in dissolving these attacks,
  but more and more they will seem to take place on the surface of our being; we may be shaken, upset, yet deep down we will feel the "Witness" in us, unscathed and unaffected he is never affected. We fall and get back up again, each time becoming stronger. The only sin is discouragement. In practice, the seeker of the Integral yoga will be far more exposed than others (Sri Aurobindo often said his yoga was a 67
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  efficiency in action, and joy in life, but simply for our own safety. As long as we live in the small frontal person, the vibrations are small,
  the blows are small, the joys are small; we are protected by our very smallness. But when we emerge into the universal Vital, we find the same vibrations, or forces, on a gigantic, universal scale, for these are the very forces that move the world as they move us; and if we have not acquired a perfect equanimity or inner immobility, we are blown away. This is true not only of the universal Vital but of all the planes of consciousness. Indeed, one can, one must (at least the Integral seeker) realize the cosmic consciousness on all levels: in the Superconscient, the mind, the vital, and even in the body. When he rises into the Superconscient, the seeker will find out that the intensities of the Spirit also can be overpowering (it is actually always the same divine Force, the same Consciousness-Force above or below,
  in Matter or in Life, in the Mind or higher up, but the farther it descends, the darker, more distorted and broken up it becomes by the medium it has to pass through), and if the seeker, just emerging from his heavy density, tries to rise too rapidly, to skip some stages without having first established a clear and firm foundation, he may well burst like a boiler. Vital clarity, therefore, is not a matter of morality, but a technical or even organic requirement, one could say. In practice, the great Solicitude is always there to keep us from premature experiences; perhaps we are narrow and small only as long as we need to be narrow and small.

1.06_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_2_The_Works_of_Love_-_The_Works_of_Life, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  IT IS therefore through the sacrifice of love, works and knowledge with the psychic being as the leader and priest of the sacrifice that life itself can be transformed into its own true spiritual figure. If the sacrifice of knowledge rightly done is easily the largest and purest offering we can bring to the Highest, the sacrifice of love is not less demanded of us for our spiritual perfection; it is even more intense and rich in its singleness and can be made not less vast and pure. This pure wideness is brought into the intensity of the sacrifice of love when into all our activities there is poured the spirit and power of a divine infinite joy and the whole atmosphere of our life is suffused with an engrossing adoration of the One who is the All and the Highest. For then does the sacrifice of love attain its utter perfection when, offered to the divine All, it becomes Integral, catholic and boundless, and when, uplifted to the Supreme, it ceases to be the weak, superficial and transient movement men call love and becomes a pure and grand and deep uniting Ananda.
  
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  It is possible, as in a certain high exaggeration of the path of knowledge, to cut here also the knot of the problem, escape the difficulty of uniting the spirit of love with the crudities of the world-action by avoiding it; it is open to us, withdrawing from outward life and action altogether, to live alone with our adoration of the Divine in the heart's silence. It is possible too to admit only those acts that are either in themselves an expression of love for the Divine, prayer, praise, symbolic acts of worship or subordinate activities that may be attached to these things and partake of their spirit, and to leave aside all else; the soul turns away to satisfy its inner longing in the absorbed or the God-centred life of the saint and devotee. It is possible, again, to open the doors of life more largely and to spend one's love of the Divine in acts of service to those around us and to the race; one can do the works of philanthropy, benevolence and beneficence, charity and succour to man and beast and every creature, transfigure them by a kind of spiritual passion, at least bring into their merely ethical appearance the greater power of a spiritual motive. This is indeed the solution most commonly favoured by the religious mind of today and we see it confidently advanced on all sides as the proper field of action of the Godseeker or of the man whose life is founded on divine love and knowledge. But the Integral Yoga pushed towards a complete union of the Divine with the earth-life cannot stop short in this narrow province or limit this union within the lesser dimensions of an ethical rule of philanthropy and beneficence. All action must be made in it part of the God-life, our acts of knowledge, our acts of power and production and creation, our acts of joy and beauty and the soul's pleasure, our acts of will and endeavour and struggle and not our acts only of love and beneficent service. Its way to do these things will be not outward and mental, but inward and spiritual, and to that end it will bring into all activities, whatever they are, the spirit of divine love, the spirit of adoration and worship, the spirit of happiness in the Divine and in the beauty of the Divine so as to make all life a sacrifice of the works of the soul's love to the Divine, its cult of the Master of its existence.
  
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  There are those even to whom all cult and form are for this reason suspect and offensive; but few can dispense with the support of outward symbols and, even, a certain divine element in human nature demands them always for the completeness of its spiritual satisfaction. Always the symbol is legitimate in so far as it is true, sincere, beautiful and delightful, and even one may say that a spiritual consciousness without any aesthetic or emotional content is not entirely or at any rate not Integrally spiritual. In the spiritual life the basis of the act is a spiritual consciousness perennial and renovating, moved to express itself always in new forms or able to renew the truth of a form always by the flow of the spirit, and to so express itself and make every action a living symbol of some truth of the soul is the very nature of its creative vision and impulse. It is so that the spiritual seeker must deal with life and transmute its form and glorify it in its essence.
  
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  In itself the adoration in the act is a great and complete and powerful sacrifice that tends by its self-multiplication to reach the discovery of the One and make the radiation of the Divine possible. For devotion by its embodiment in acts not only makes its own way broad and full and dynamic, but brings at once into the harder way of works in the world the divinely passionate element of joy and love which is often absent in its beginning when it is only the austere spiritual Will that follows in a struggling uplifting tension the steep ascent, and the heart is still asleep or bound to silence. If the spirit of divine love can enter, the hardness of the way diminishes, the tension is lightened, there is a sweetness and joy even in the core of difficulty and struggle. The indispensable surrender of all our will and works and activities to the Supreme is indeed only perfect and perfectly effective when it is a surrender of love. All life turned into this cult, all actions done in the love of the Divine and in the love of the world and its creatures seen and felt as the Divine manifested in many disguises become by that very fact part of an Integral Yoga.
  
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  There in the supramental Gnosis is the fulfilment, the culminating height, the all-embracing extent of the inner adoration, the profound and Integral union, the flaming wings of Love upbearing the power and joy of a supreme Knowledge. For supramental Love brings an active ecstasy that surpasses the void passive peace and stillness which is the heaven of the liberated Mind and does not betray the deeper greater calm which is the beginning of the supramental silence. The unity of a love which is able to include in itself all differences without being diminished or abrogated by their present limitations and apparent dissonances is raised to its full potentiality on the supramental level. For there an intense oneness with all creatures founded on a profound oneness of the soul with the Divine can harmonise with a play of relations that only makes the oneness more perfect and absolute. The power of Love supramentalised can take hold of all living relations without hesitation or danger and turn them Godwards delivered from their crude, mixed and petty human settings and sublimated into the happy material of a divine life.
  
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  It covers the entire range of life's more visible activities; under it fall the multiform energies of the Will-to-Life throwing itself outward to make the most of material existence. It is here that an ascetic or other-worldly spirituality feels an insurmountable denial of the Truth which it seeks after and is compelled to turn away from terrestrial existence, rejecting it as for ever the dark playground of an incurable Ignorance. Yet it is precisely these activities that are claimed for a spiritual conquest and divine transformation by the Integral Yoga. Abandoned altogether by the more ascetic disciplines, accepted by others only as a field of temporary ordeal or a momentary, superficial and ambiguous play of the concealed spirit, this existence is fully embraced and welcomed by the Integral seeker as a field of fulfilment, a field for divine works, a field of the total self-discovery of the concealed and indwelling spirit. A discovery of the Divinity in oneself is his first object, but a total discovery too of the Divinity in the world behind the apparent denial offered by its scheme and figures and, last, a total discovery of the dynamism of some transcendent Eternal; for by its descent this world and self will be empowered to break their disguising envelopes and become divine in revealing form and manifesting process as they now are secretly in their hidden essence.
  
  This object of the Integral Yoga must be accepted wholly by those who follow it, but the acceptance must not be in ignorance of the immense stumbling-blocks that lie in the way of the achievement; on the contrary we must be fully aware of the compelling cause of the refusal of so many other disciplines to regard even its possibility, much less its imperative character, as the true meaning of terrestrial existence. For here in the works of life in the earth-nature is the very heart of the difficulty that has driven Philosophy to its heights of aloofness and turned away even the eager eye of Religion from the malady of birth in a mortal body to a distant Paradise or a silent peace of Nirvana.
  
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   do only the works of Love and Knowledge and leave aside the works of will and power, possession and acquisition, production and fruitful expense of capacity, battle and victory and mastery, striking away from us the larger part of life because it seems to be made of the very stuff of desire and ego and therefore doomed to be a field of disharmony and mere conflict and disorder. For the division cannot really be made; or, if attempted, it must fail in its essential purpose, since it would isolate us from the total energies of the World-Power and sterilise an important part of Integral Nature, just the one force in it that is a necessary instrument in any world-creative purpose. The Life-Force is an indispensable intermediary, the effectuating element in Nature here; mind needs its alliance if the works of mind are not to remain shining inner formations without a body; the spirit needs it to give an outer force and form to its manifested possibilities and arrive at a complete self-expression incarnated in Matter. If
  Life refuses the aid of its intermediary energy to the spirit's other workings or is itself refused, they are likely to be reduced for all the effect they can have here to a static seclusion or a golden impotence; or if anything is done, it will be a partial irradiation of our action more subjective than objective, modifying existence perhaps, but without force to change it. Yet if Life brings its forces to the spirit but unregenerate, a worse result may follow since it is likely to reduce the spiritual action of Love or
  Knowledge to diminished and corrupted motions or make them accomplices of its own inferior or perverse workings. Life is indispensable to the completeness of the creative spiritual realisation, but life released, transformed, uplifted, not the ordinary mentalised human-animal life, nor the demoniac or Titanic, nor even the divine and the undivine mixed together. Whatever may be done by other world-shunning or heaven-seeking disciplines, this is the difficult but unavoidable task of the Integral Yoga; it cannot afford to leave unsolved the problem of the outward works of Life, it must find in them their native Divinity and ally it firmly and for ever to the divinities of Love and Knowledge.
  
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  The Integral Yoga cannot reject the works of Life and be satisfied with an inward experience only; it has to go inward in order to change the outward, making the Life-Force a part and a working of a Yoga-Energy which is in touch with the Divine and divine in its guidance.
  
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  It is then by a transformation of life in its very principle, not by an external manipulation of its phenomena, that the Integral
  Yoga proposes to change it from a troubled and ignorant into a luminous and harmonious movement of Nature. There are three conditions which are indispensable for the achievement of this central inner revolution and new formation; none of them is altogether sufficient in itself, but by their united threefold power the uplifting can be done, the conversion made and completely made. For, first, life as it is is a movement of desire and it has
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   and almost fantastically subrational, but of an immense potency for the earth-life. Again behind our mind, our life, our conscious physical there is a larger subliminal consciousness, - there are inner mental, inner vital, inner more subtle physical reaches supported by an inmost psychic existence which is the animating soul of all the rest; and in these hidden reaches too lie a mass of numerous pre-existent personalities which supply the material, the motive-forces, the impulsions of our developing surface existence. For in each one of us here there may be one central person, but also a multitude of subordinate personalities created by the past history of its manifestation or by expressions of it on these inner planes which support its present play in this external material cosmos. And while on our surface we are cut off from all around us except through an exterior mind and sense contact which delivers but little of us to our world or of our world to us, in these inner reaches the barrier between us and the rest of existence is thin and easily broken; there we can feel at once
  - not merely infer from their results, but feel directly - the action of the secret world-forces, mind-forces, life-forces, subtle physical forces that constitute universal and individual existence; we shall even be able, if we will but train ourselves to it, to lay our hands on these world-forces that throw themselves on us or surround us and more and more to control or at least strongly modify their action on us and others, their formations, their very movements. Yet again, above our human mind are still greater reaches superconscient to it and from there secretly descend influences, powers, touches which are the original determinants of things here and, if they were called down in their fullness, could altogether alter the whole make and economy of life in the material universe. It is all this latent experience and knowledge that the Divine Force working upon us by our opening to it in the Integral Yoga, progressively reveals to us, uses and works out the consequences as means and steps towards a transformation of our whole being and nature. Our life is thenceforth no longer a little rolling wave on the surface, but interpenetrant if not coincident with the cosmic life. Our spirit, our self rises not only into an inner identity with some wide cosmic Self but into
  
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  It is thus by an Integralisation of our divided being that the Divine Shakti in the Yoga will proceed to its object; for liberation, perfection, mastery are dependent on this Integralisation, since the little wave on the surface cannot control its own movement, much less have any true control over the vast life around it. The Shakti, the power of the Infinite and the Eternal descends within us, works, breaks up our present psychological formations, shatters every wall, widens, liberates, presents us with always newer and greater powers of vision, ideation, perception and newer and greater life-motives, enlarges and newmodels increasingly the soul and its instruments, confronts us with every imperfection in order to convict and destroy it, opens to a greater perfection, does in a brief period the work of many lives or ages so that new births and new vistas open constantly within us. Expansive in her action, she frees the consciousness from confinement in the body; it can go out in trance or sleep or even waking and enter into worlds or other regions of this world and act there or carry back its experience. It spreads out, feeling the body only as a small part of itself, and begins to contain what before contained it; it achieves the cosmic consciousness and extends itself to be commensurate with the universe. It begins to know inwardly and directly and not merely by external observation and contact the forces at play in the world, feels their movement, distinguishes their functioning and can operate immediately upon them as the scientist operates upon physical forces, accept their action and results in our mind, life, body or reject them or modify, change, reshape, create immense new powers and movements in place of the old small functionings of the nature. We begin to perceive the working of the forces of universal Mind and to know how our thoughts are created by that working, separate from within the truth and falsehood of our perceptions, enlarge their field, extend and illumine their significance, become master of our own minds and active to shape the movements of Mind in the world around us. We begin to perceive the flow and surge of the universal life-forces,
  
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  The nature of the Integral Yoga so conceived, so conditioned, progressing by these spiritual means, turning upon this Integral transformation of the nature, determines of itself its answer to the question of the ordinary activities of life and their place in the Yoga.
  
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  A splitting up of the activities of human existence on a religious or an ethical basis or both together, a restriction to the works of worship only or to the works of philanthropy and beneficence only would be contrary to the spirit of the Integral
  
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  A radical and total change of consciousness is not only the whole meaning but, in an increasing force and by progressive stages, the whole method of the Integral Yoga.
  

1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
  
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  12:MAHASARASWATI is the Mother s Power of Work and her spirit of perfection and order. The youngest of the Four, she is the most skilful in executive faculty and the nearest to physical Nature. Maheshwari lays down the large lines of the worldforces, Mahakali drives their energy and impetus, Mahalakshmi discovers their rhythms and measures, but Mahasaraswati presides over their detail of organisation and execution, relation of parts and effective combination of forces and unfailing exactitude of result and fulfilment. The science and craft and technique of things are Mahasaraswati's province. Always she holds in her nature and can give to those whom she has chosen the intimate and precise knowledge, the subtlety and patience, the accuracy of intuitive mind and conscious hand and discerning eye of the perfect worker. This Power is the strong, the tireless, the careful and efficient builder, organiser, administrator, technician, artisan and classifier of the worlds. When she takes up the transformation and new-building of the nature, her action is laborious and minute and often seems to our impatience slow and interminable, but it is persistent, Integral and flawless. For the will in her works is scrupulous, unsleeping, indefatigable; leaning over us she notes and touches every little detail, finds out every minute defect, gap, twist or incompleteness, considers and weighs accurately all that has been done and all that remains still to be done hereafter. Nothing is too small or apparently trivial for her attention; nothing however impalpable or disguised or latent can escape her. Moulding and remoulding she labours each part till it has attained its true form, is put in its exact place in the whole and fulfils its precise purpose. In her constant and diligent arrangement and rearrangement of things her eye is on all needs at once and the way to meet them and her intuition knows what is to be chosen and what rejected and successfully determines the right instrument, the right time, the right conditions and the right process. Carelessness and negligence and indolence she abhors; all scamped and hasty and shuffling work, all clumsiness and a peu pres and misfire, all false adaptation and misuse of instruments and faculties and leaving of things undone or half done is offensive and foreign to her temper. When her work is finished, nothing has been forgotten, no part has been misplaced or omitted or left in a faulty condition; all is solid, accurate, complete, admirable. Nothing short of a perfect perfection satisfies her and she is ready to face an eternity of toil if that is needed for the fullness of her creation. Therefore of all the Mother s powers she is the most long-suffering with man and his thousand imperfections. Kind, smiling, close and helpful, not easily turned away or discouraged, insistent even after repeated failure, her hand sustains our every step on condition that we are single in our will and straightforward and sincere; for a double mind she will not tolerate and her revealing irony is merciless to drama and histrionics and self-deceit and pretence. A mother to our wants, a friend in our difficulties, a persistent and tranquil counsellor and mentor, chasing away with her radiant smile the clouds of gloom and fretfulness and depression, reminding always of the ever-present help, pointing to the eternal sunshine, she is firm, quiet and persevering in the deep and continuous urge that drives us towards the Integrality of the higher nature. All the work of the other Powers leans on her for its completeness; for she assures the material foundation, elaborates the stuff of detail and erects and rivets the armour of the structure.
  

1.06_-_Wealth_and_Government, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  It is an ideal activity for those who want to harmonise humanity as it is, in order to make it ready for a future Integral progress.
  

1.07_-_Standards_of_Conduct_and_Spiritual_Freedom, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
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  subject:Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
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  15:In primitive societies the individual life is submitted to rigid and immobile communal custom and rule; this is the ancient and would-be eternal law of the human pack that tries always to masquerade as the everlasting decree of the Imperishable, es.a dharmah. sanatanah.. And the ideal is not dead in the human mind; the most recent trend of human progress is to establish an enlarged and sumptuous edition of this ancient turn of collective living towards the enslavement of the human spirit. There is here a serious danger to the Integral development of a greater truth upon earth and a greater life. For the desires and free seekings of the individual, however egoistic, however false or perverted they may be in their immediate form, contain in their obscure shell the seed of a development necessary to the whole; his searchings and stumblings have behind them a force that has to be kept and transmuted into the image of the divine ideal. That force needs to be enlightened and trained but must not be suppressed or harnessed exclusively to society's heavy cartwheels. Individualism is as necessary to the final perfection as the power behind the group-spirit; the stifling of the individual may well be the stifling of the god in man. And in the present balance of humanity there is seldom any real danger of exaggerated individualism breaking up the social integer. There is continually a danger that the exaggerated pressure of the social mass by its heavy unenlightened mechanical weight may suppress or unduly discourage the free development of the individual spirit. For man in the individual can be more easily enlightened, conscious, open to clear influences; man in the mass is still obscure, halfconscious, ruled by universal forces that escape its mastery and its knowledge.
  

1.07_-_The_Farther_Reaches_of_Human_Nature, #Sex Ecology Spirituality, #Ken Wilber, #Philosophy
  
  0:The Divine is in his essence infinite and his manifestation too is multitudinously infinite. If that is so, it is not likely that our true Integral perfection in being and in nature can come by one kind of realisation alone; it must combine many different strands of divine experience. It cannot be reached by the exclusive pursuit of a single line of identity till that is raised to its absolute; it must harmonise many aspects of the Infinite. An Integral consciousness with a multiform dynamic experience is essential for the complete transformation of our nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, p. 114
  
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  12:And this decreasing narcissism is directly connected with the "second trend in mental growth," namely, "the tendency toward internalization or interiorization. The infant either solves problems by his activity upon the world or he does not solve them at all. The older child, on the other hand, can achieve many intellectual breakthroughs without overt physical actions. He is able to realize these actions interiorly, through concrete and formal operations."4 By acting on the self interiorly, that self is decentered, and this allows, among many other things, the continuing expansion (decentering) of moral response from egocentric to sociocentric to worldcentric (Integralaperspectival).
  
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  Numerous psychologists (Bruner, Flavell, Arieti, Cowan, Kramer, Commons, Basseches, Arlin, etc.) have pointed out that there is much evidence for a stage beyond Piaget's formal operational. It has been called "dialectical," "integrative," "creative synthetic," "Integral-aperspectival," "postformal," and so forth. I, of course, am using the terms vision-logic or network-logic. But the conclusions are all essentially the same: "Piaget's formal operational is considered to be a problem-solving stage. But beyond this stage are the truly creative scientists and thinkers who define important problems and ask important questions. While Piaget's formal model is adequate to describe the cognitive structures of adolescents and competent adults, it is not adequate to describe the towering intellect of Nobel laureates, great statesmen and stateswomen, poets, and so on."5 True enough. But I would like to give a different emphasis to this structure, for while very few people might actually gain the "towering status of a Nobel laureate," the space of vision-logic (its worldspace or worldview) is available for any who wish to continue their growth and development. In other words, to progress through the various stages of growth does not mean that one has to extraordinarily master each and every stage, and demonstrate a genius comprehension at that stage before one can progress beyond it. This would be like saying that no individuals can move beyond the oral stage until they become gourmet cooks.
  

1.07_-_The_Literal_Qabalah_(continued), #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  So also with the fundamental principles of the Qabalah.
  First the original seed of the few important correspondences, upon which the whole superstructure depends, should be committed to memory and made an Integral part of one's everyday consciousness. In order to facilitate study, the reader who is really interested in proving to himself the inestimable value of the Tree of Life as a method of
   classification, should procure a tray which contains what is known as a card index. This, in reality, is but a small box holding a number of blank cards. These should be divided into several compartments, numbered from 1 to 32. Every correspondence mentioned in the previous chapters should then be entered on a card by itself and placed in its proper position, under its appropriate number. Then the student should briefly enter on to each card the various facts of which he is cognisant concerning each of those attributions and take steps to acquire a deeper knowledge concerning some of the items which are new. In this very practical way, he will be classifying the whole of his knowledge into thirty-two compartments, and any new facts which he thereafter obtains will be automatically grouped under some one of these divisions. When this task has been thoroughly accomplished, he should endeavour to reduce in his own mind the information contained in these thirty- two divisions with their multitudinous facts to Ten, the number of the Sephiros - and finally to One.

1.07_-_The_Psychic_Center, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  
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  not to mention Sri Aurobindo), they rejected everything and sought to shoot at once from pure mind to pure spirit. 85 So naturally they could not see what they would not see. The materialists, too, are guilty of evasion, but in a reverse way: they have explored a speck of physical reality and rejected everything else; starting from the idea that matter alone is real and the rest is hallucination, they, too, could only end up where their premises took them. However, if we start in all simplicity,
  without prejudices, as Sri Aurobindo did, armed with an open truth and total confidence in the Integral possibilities of man, we may achieve an Integral knowledge, and therefore an Integral life.
  Seen from the viewpoint of an evolution of consciousness,
  reincarnation ceases to be the futile round some have seen in it, or the delirious fantasy other have painted. With typical Western clarity, Sri Aurobindo rids us of the spiritual fairy tale, as Mother calls it, into which much serious knowledge has degenerated since the end of the Age of Mysteries; and he invites us to a clear-sighted, rather than clairvoyant, experimentation. The point is not to "believe" in reincarnation but to experience it, and first of all to understand the conditions in which the experience is possible. This is a practical question that concerns our Integral development through time.
  Actually, it is not the small frontal personality that reincarnates, even if this comes as a disappointment to those who picture themselves as eternally the same Mr. Smith, in a Saxon tunic, then in velvet breeches, and finally in synthetic jogging pants, not to mention how boring this would be. The meaning of reincarnation is both deeper and 85
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  while other, rare souls seem replete with a consciousness as vast as the earth. Indeed, a man can be a luminous yogi or a saint living in his soul, yet still possess a crude mind, a repressed vital, a body he ignores or crassly mistreats, and a completely virgin superconscient.
  "Salvation" may be achieved, but not the fullness of an Integral life.
  The discovery of the psychic must therefore be followed by what could be called figuratively "a psychic colonization," or, more soberly,
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  Everything, then, depends upon the degree of our development and the extent to which our psychic being has participated in our outer life;
  the more we have "colonized" the outside, the more memories we take with us. Unfortunately, we are often content to have a so-called inner life, while we live outer life in any old way, without paying much attention to it but this is the opposite of an Integral yoga. If,
  however, from the very beginning, we embrace everything in our search, all the levels of our being, all of life, instead of rejecting worldly activities for an exclusive quest of the soul, then we will achieve an Integral and integrated life in which we are the same outside and inside. On the other hand, if we exclude everything to arrive at so-called spiritual goals, it becomes very difficult afterward to retrace our steps, to descend from our fragile heights, to widen and
  

1.08_-_Independence_from_the_Physical, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  
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  with the added advantage that consciousness does not deceive. Even with a wooden stick as its only method, consciousness would eventually turn this stick into a magic wand, but the merit would not rest with either the stick or the method. Even if consciousness were imprisoned in a dungeon, it would find a way out. Such, in fact, is the whole story of the evolution of consciousness in Matter.
  For the Integral seeker, the work on the body has been added naturally to his work on the mind and the vital. For convenience, we have described the various levels of being one after another, but everything works as a whole, and each victory, each discovery at any level has its repercussions on all the other levels. When we worked on establishing mental silence, we observed that several mental layers had to be silenced: a thinking mind, which makes up our regular reasoning process; a vital mind, which justifies our desires, feelings and impulses; there is also a far more troublesome physical mind,
  whose conquest is as important for physical mastery as the conquest of the thinking mind and the vital mind are for mental and vital mastery. It would indeed seem that the mind is the scapegoat in Integral yoga, since it is being hunted down everywhere. Let us note that it has also been a very substantial aid in the course of our evolution, and it remains, for many, an indispensable agent, but any aid, however high or divine, eventually becomes an obstacle, because it is meant for one step only, and we have many steps to take and more than one truth to conquer. If we accepted this simple proposition throughout our entire value system, including the particular ideal we are currently cherishing, we would progress quite rapidly on the path of evolution. This physical mind is the stupidest of all, the vestige in us of the first appearance of Mind in Matter. It is a microscopic,
  stubborn, fearful, narrow, and conservative (this was its evolutionary purpose) mind, which sends us ten times to check if the door is locked when we know perfectly well we have locked it, which panics at the slightest scratch and anticipates the worst illnesses the minute something goes wrong, which is unwaveringly skeptical of anything
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  in technical language.
  There are all kinds of "elsewheres," as many as there are planes of consciousness, and we can go out at one point or another, depending upon where we have focused our consciousness (the universal Mind and universal Vital have already been mentioned), but the most immediate elsewhere, the one that borders on our physical world and resembles it except for a greater intensity, is what Sri Aurobindo calls the subtle physical. This knowledge is as ancient as the world and not unique to Sri Aurobindo's yoga, but it is part of our Integral development, preparing us for the day when we leave our body for a longer period in what men ignorantly call "death." To make it clearer,
  let us listen to a young disciple describe his experience in the subtle physical, when he left his body for the first time: "I was stretched out on my couch, concentrated, when I suddenly found myself at my friend's house; he was playing music with several others. I could see everything quite clearly, even more clearly than in the physical world,

1.08_-_RELIGION_AND_TEMPERAMENT, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  
  In traditional Christianity, as in all the great religious formulations of the Perennial Philosophy, it was axiomatic that contemplation is the end and purpose of action. Today the great majority even of professed Christians regard action (directed towards material and social progress) as the end, and analytic thought (there is no question any longer of Integral thought, or contemplation) as the means to that end.
  

1.08_-_The_Ladder, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  When we know the world as conjoined with ourselves ; when we know the black earth as the womb and the symbol of Nuit - our Lady of the Starry Heavens, our mother of delight ; the beautiful glistening moon, giving us our body as a sylphan joy to us, or to steal it softly away- for she is the emblem of continual change and Artemis the celestial huntress ; when we know that great golden lion god, Ra-
  Hoor-Khuit bestowing on us his warmth and nourishment, or else, like a red angry lion, confronting us with gleaming open jaws, then we may realize that the universe is a living organism of which we are an Integral part.
  
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  THE LADDER 149
   seem suddenly liberated, and the usual insulations which sunder and restrict our inner life into separate compart- ments seem shot through. The whole man, considered as the unity of the Sephirothal Tree, with all its qualities - in an Integral and undivided experience - finds itself. Not only so, but transcendental wisdom from beyond the
  Abyss appears to invade or elevate the Ruach ; a larger environing consciousness, an unfolding presence makes itself felt. It is the emergence of a new type-level of life, corresponding in some way with ultimate sources of

1.08_-_The_Methods_of_Vedantic_Knowledge, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  3:Human reason has a double action, mixed or dependent, pure or sovereign. Reason accepts a mixed action when it confines itself to the circle of our sensible experience, admits its law as the final truth and concerns itself only with the study of phenomenon, that is to say, with the appearances of things in their relations, processes and utilities. This rational action is incapable of knowing what is, it only knows what appears to be, it has no plummet by which it can sound the depths of being, it can only survey the field of becoming. Reason, on the other hand, asserts its pure action, when accepting our sensible experiences as a starting-point but refusing to be limited by them it goes behind, judges, works in its own right and strives to arrive at general and unalterable concepts which attach themselves not to the appearances of things, but to that which stands behind their appearances. It may arrive at its result by direct judgment passing immediately from the appearance to that which stands behind it and in that case the concept arrived at may seem to be a result of the sensible experience and dependent upon it though it is really a perception of reason working in its own right. But the perceptions of the pure reason may also - and this is their more characteristic action - use the experience from which they start as a mere excuse and leave it far behind before they arrive at their result, so far that the result may seem the direct contrary of that which our sensible experience wishes to dictate to us. This movement is legitimate and indispensable, because our normal experience not only covers only a small part of universal fact, but even in the limits of its own field uses instruments that are defective and gives us false weights and measures. It must be exceeded, put away to a distance and its insistences often denied if we are to arrive at more adequate conceptions of the truth of things. To correct the errors of the sense-mind by the use of reason is one of the most valuable powers developed by man and the chief cause of his superiority among terrestrial beings.
  4:The complete use of pure reason brings us finally from physical to metaphysical knowledge. But the concepts of metaphysical knowledge do not in themselves fully satisfy the demand of our Integral being. They are indeed entirely satisfactory to the pure reason itself, because they are the very stuff of its own existence. But our nature sees things through two eyes always, for it views them doubly as idea and as fact and therefore every concept is incomplete for us and to a part of our nature almost unreal until it becomes an experience. But the truths which are now in question, are of an order not subject to our normal experience. They are, in their nature, "beyond the perception of the senses but seizable by the perception of the reason." Therefore, some other faculty of experience is necessary by which the demand of our nature can be fulfilled and this can only come, since we are dealing with the supraphysical, by an extension of psychological experience.
  5:In a sense all our experience is psychological since even what we receive by the senses, has no meaning or value to us till it is translated into the terms of the sense-mind, the Manas of Indian philosophical terminology. Manas, say our philosophers, is the sixth sense. But we may even say that it is the only sense and that the others, vision, hearing, touch, smell, taste are merely specialisations of the sense-mind which, although it normally uses the sense-organs for the basis of its experience, yet exceeds them and is capable of a direct experience proper to its own inherent action. As a result psychological experience, like the cognitions of the reason, is capable in man of a double action, mixed or dependent, pure or sovereign. Its mixed action takes place usually when the mind seeks to become aware of the external world, the object; the pure action when it seeks to become aware of itself, the subject. In the former activity, it is dependent on the senses and forms its perceptions in accordance with their evidence; in the latter it acts in itself and is aware of things directly by a sort of identity with them. We are thus aware of our emotions; we are aware of anger, as has been acutely said, because we become anger. We are thus aware also of our own existence; and here the nature of experience as knowledge by identity becomes apparent. In reality, all experience is in its secret nature knowledge by identity; but its true character is hidden from us because we have separated ourselves from the rest of the world by exclusion, by the distinction of ourself as subject and everything else as object, and we are compelled to develop processes and organs by which we may again enter into communion with all that we have excluded. We have to replace direct knowledge through conscious identity by an indirect knowledge which appears to be caused by physical contact and mental sympathy. This limitation is a fundamental creation of the ego and an instance of the manner in which it has proceeded throughout, starting from an original falsehood and covering over the true truth of things by contingent falsehoods which become for us practical truths of relation.

1.08_-_The_Supreme_Will, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
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  subject:Integral Yoga
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  1:IN THE light of this progressive manifestation of the Spirit, first apparently bound in the Ignorance, then free in the power and wisdom of the Infinite, we can better understand the great and crowning injunction of the Gita to the Karmayogin, "Abandoning all dharmas, all principles and laws and rules of conduct, take refuge in me alone." All standards and rules are temporary constructions founded upon the needs of the ego in its transition from Matter to Spirit. These makeshifts have a relative imperativeness so long as we rest satisfied in the stages of transition, content with the physical and vital life, attached to the mental movement, or even fixed in the ranges of the mental plane that are touched by the spiritual lustres. But beyond is the unwalled wideness of a supramental infinite consciousness and there all temporary structures cease. It is not possible to enter utterly into the spiritual truth of the Eternal and Infinite if we have not the faith and courage to trust ourselves into the hands of the Lord of all things and the Friend of all creatures and leave utterly behind us our mental limits and measures. At one moment we must plunge without hesitation, reserve, fear or scruple into the ocean of the free, the infinite, the Absolute. After the Law, Liberty; after the personal, after the general, after the universal standards there is something greater, the impersonal plasticity, the divine freedom, the transcendent force and the supernal impulse. After the strait path of the ascent the wide plateaus on the summit.
  2:There are three stages of the ascent, - at the bottom the bodily life enslaved to the pressure of necessity and desire, in the middle the mental, higher emotional and psychic rule that feels after greater interests, aspirations, experiences, at the summits first a deeper psychic and spiritual state and then a supramental eternal consciousness in which all our aspirations and seekings discover their own intimate significance. In the bodily life first desire and need and then the practical good of the individual and the society are the governing consideration, the dominant force. In the mental life ideas and ideals rule, ideas that are halflights wearing the garb of Truth, ideals formed by the mind as a result of a growing but still imperfect intuition and experience. Whenever the mental life prevails and the bodily diminishes its brute insistence, man the mental being feels pushed by the urge of mental Nature to mould in the sense of the idea or the ideal the life of the individual, and in the end even the vaguer more complex life of the society is forced to undergo this subtle process. In the spiritual life, or when a higher power than Mind has manifested and taken possession of the nature, these limited motive-forces recede, dwindle, tend to disappear. The spiritual or supramental Self, the Divine Being, the supreme and immanent Reality, must be alone the Lord within us and shape freely our final development according to the highest, widest, most Integral expression possible of the law of our nature. In the end that nature acts in the perfect Truth and its spontaneous freedom; for it obeys only the luminous power of the Eternal. The individual has nothing further to gain, no desire to fulfil; he has become a portion of the impersonality or the universal personality of the Eternal. No other object than the manifestation and play of the Divine Spirit in life and the maintenance and conduct of the world in its march towards the divine goal can move him to action. Mental ideas, opinions, constructions are his no more; for his mind has fallen into silence, it is only a channel for the Light and Truth of the divine knowledge. Ideals are too narrow for the vastness of his spirit; it is the ocean of the Infinite that flows through him and moves him for ever.
  3:Whoever sincerely enters the path of works, must leave behind him the stage in which need and desire are the first law of our acts. For whatever desires still trouble his being, he must, if he accepts the high aim of Yoga, put them away from him into the hands of the Lord within us. The supreme Power will deal with them for the good of the sadhaka and for the good of all. In effect, we find that once this surrender is done, - always provided the rejection is sincere, - egoistic indulgence of desire may for some time recur under the continued impulse of past nature but only in order to exhaust its acquired momentum and to teach the embodied being in his most unteachable part, his nervous, vital, emotional nature, by the reactions of desire, by its grief and unrest bitterly contrasted with calm periods of the higher peace or marvellous movements of divine Ananda, that egoistic desire is not a law for the soul that seeks liberation or aspires to its own original god-nature. Afterwards the element of desire in those impulsions will be thrown away or persistently eliminated by a constant denying and transforming pressure. Only the pure force of action in them (pravr.tti) justified by an equal delight in all work and result that is inspired or imposed from above will be preserved in the happy harmony of a final perfection. To act, to enjoy is the normal law and right of the nervous being; but to choose by personal desire its action and enjoyment is only its ignorant will, not its right. Alone the supreme and universal Will must choose; action must change into a dynamic movement of that Will; enjoyment must be replaced by the play of a pure spiritual Ananda. All personal will is either a temporary delegation from on high or a usurpation by the ignorant Asura.

1.09_-_Equality_and_the_Annihilation_of_Ego, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  subject:Integral Yoga
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  9:There is next a period of high-seated impartiality and indifference in which the soul becomes free from exultation and depression and escapes from the snare of the eagerness of joy as from the dark net of the pangs of grief and suffering. All things and persons and forces, all thoughts and feelings and sensations and actions, one's own no less than those of others, are regarded from above by a spirit that remains intact and immutable and is not disturbed by these things. This is the philosophic period of the preparation of equality, a wide and august movement. But indifference must not settle into an inert turning away from action and experience; it must not be an aversion born of weariness, disgust and distaste, a recoil of disappointed or satiated desire, the sullenness of a baffled and dissatisfied egoism forced back from its passionate aims. These recoils come inevitably in the unripe soul and may in some way help the progress by a discouragement of the eager desire-driven vital nature, but they are not the perfection towards which we labour. The indifference or the impartiality that we must seek after is a calm superiority of the high-seated soul above the contacts of things;1 it regards and accepts or rejects them but is not moved in the rejection and is not subjected by the acceptance. It begins to feel itself near, kin to, one with a silent Self and Spirit self-existent and separate from the workings of Nature which it supports and makes possible, part of or merged in the motionless calm Reality that transcends the motion and action of the universe. The gain of this period of high transcendence is the soul's peace unrocked and unshaken by the pleasant ripplings or by the tempestuous waves and billows of the world's movement.
  10:If we can pass through these two stages of the inner change without being arrested or fixed in either, we are admitted to a greater divine equality which is capable of a spiritual ardour and tranquil passion of delight, a rapturous, all-understanding and all-possessing equality of the perfected soul, an intense and even wideness and fullness of its being embracing all things. This is the supreme period and the passage to it is through the joy of a total self-giving to the Divine and to the universal Mother For strength is then crowned by a happy mastery, peace deepens into bliss, the possession of the divine calm is uplifted and made the ground for the possession of the divine movement. But if this greater perfection is to arrive, the soul's impartial high-seatedness looking down from above on the flux of forms and personalities and movements and forces must be modified and change into a new sense of strong and calm submission and a powerful and intense surrender. This submission will be no longer a resigned acquiescence but a glad acceptance: for there will be no sense of suffering or of the bearing of a burden or cross; love and delight and the joy of self-giving will be its brilliant texture. And this surrender will be not only to a divine Will which we perceive and accept and obey, but to a divine Wisdom in the Will which we recognise and a divine Love in it which we feel and rapturously suffer, the wisdom and love of a supreme Spirit and Self of ourselves and all with which we can achieve a happy and perfect unity. A lonely power, peace and stillness is the last word of the philosophic equality of the sage; but the soul in its Integral experience liberates itself from this self-created status and enters into the sea of a supreme and allembracing ecstasy of the beginningless and endless beatitude of the Eternal. Then we are at last capable of receiving all contacts with a blissful equality, because we feel in them the touch of the imperishable Love and Delight, the happiness absolute that hides ever in the heart of things. The gain of this culmination in a universal and equal rapture is the soul's delight and the opening gates of the Bliss that is infinite, the Joy that surpasses all understanding.
  11:Before this labour for the annihilation of desire and the conquest of the soul's equality can come to its absolute perfection and fruition, that turn of the spiritual movement must have been completed which leads to the abolition of the sense of ego. But for the worker the renunciation of the egoism of action is the most important element in this change. For even when by giving up the fruits and the desire of the fruits to the Master of the Sacrifice we have parted with the egoism of rajasic desire, we may still have kept the egoism of the worker. Still we are subject to the sense that we are ourselves the doer of the act, ourselves its source and ourselves the giver of the sanction. It is still the "I" that chooses and determines, it is still the "I" that undertakes the responsibility and feels the demerit or the merit.

1.09_-_Sleep_and_Death, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  
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  consciousness in every other way: death will really be death, and sleep really a stupor. To become aware of these different planes of reality is therefore our fundamental work. Once we have done this work Integrally, the artificial boundaries that separate our different modes of existence will crumble; we will move without break, without any gap of consciousness, from life to sleep to death. More precisely, death and sleep will cease to exist as we understand them, to be replaced by different manners of continuously perceiving the total Reality, and perhaps ultimately by an Integral consciousness that will perceive everything simultaneously. Our evolution is far from over. Death is not a denial of Life but a process of Life.96
  This physical life in this physical body has, therefore, a special prominence among all our modes of existence, because it is here that we can become conscious; this is the field of work, as the Mother says,
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  rots to a death that lives. The partitions that divided our Integral life crumble. Instead of living in total dispersion for lack of a center, we have found the Master and seized upon the thread of consciousnessforce that links together all the planes of universal reality.
  

1.09_-_The_Pure_Existent, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  10:But all this, it may be said, is valid only so long as we accept the concepts of pure reason and remain subject to them. But the concepts of reason have no obligatory force. We must judge of existence not by what we mentally conceive, but by what we see to exist. And the purest, freest form of insight into existence as it is shows us nothing but movement. Two things alone exist, movement in Space, movement in Time, the former objective, the latter subjective. Extension is real, duration is real, Space and Time are real. Even if we can go behind extension in Space and perceive it as a psychological phenomenon, as an attempt of the mind to make existence manageable by distributing the indivisible whole in a conceptual Space, yet we cannot go behind the movement of succession and change in Time. For that is the very stuff of our consciousness. We are and the world is a movement that continually progresses and increases by the inclusion of all the successions of the past in a present which represents itself to us as the beginning of all the successions of the future, - a beginning, a present that always eludes us because it is not, for it has perished before it is born. What is, is the eternal, indivisible succession of Time carrying on its stream a progressive movement of consciousness also indivisible.2 Duration then, eternally successive movement and change in Time, is the sole absolute. Becoming is the only being.
  11:In reality, this opposition of actual insight into being to the conceptual fictions of the pure Reason is fallacious. If indeed intuition in this matter were really opposed to intelligence, we could not confidently support a merely conceptual reasoning against fundamental insight. But this appeal to intuitive experience is incomplete. It is valid only so far as it proceeds and it errs by stopping short of the Integral experience. So long as the intuition fixes itself only upon that which we become, we see ourselves as a continual progression of movement and change in consciousness in the eternal succession of Time. We are the river, the flame of the Buddhist illustration. But there is a supreme experience and supreme intuition by which we go back behind our surface self and find that this becoming, change, succession are only a mode of our being and that there is that in us which is not involved at all in the becoming. Not only can we have the intuition of this that is stable and eternal in us, not only can we have the glimpse of it in experience behind the veil of continually fleeting becomings, but we can draw back into it and live in it entirely, so effecting an entire change in our external life, and in our attitude, and in our action upon the movement of the world. And this stability in which we can so live is precisely that which the pure Reason has already given us, although it can be arrived at without reasoning at all, without knowing previously what it is, - it is pure existence, eternal, infinite, indefinable, not affected by the succession of Time, not involved in the extension of Space, beyond form, quantity, quality, - Self only and absolute.
  12:The pure existent is then a fact and no mere concept; it is the fundamental reality. But, let us hasten to add, the movement, the energy, the becoming are also a fact, also a reality. The supreme intuition and its corresponding experience may correct the other, may go beyond, may suspend, but do not abolish it. We have therefore two fundamental facts of pure existence and of worldexistence, a fact of Being, a fact of Becoming. To deny one or the other is easy; to recognise the facts of consciousness and find out their relation is the true and fruitful wisdom.

1.1.02_-_The_Aim_of_the_Integral_Yoga, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
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  The Aim of the Integral Yoga
  A Yoga of Divine Life
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  The Aim of the Integral Yoga
  
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  The Aim of the Integral Yoga
  

1.10_-_The_Revolutionary_Yogi, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  
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  In the enormous spaces of the self The body now seemed only a wandering shell. . . .116
  Sri Aurobindo's entire Integral yoga was shattered. All his efforts of mental, vital and physical transformation, as well as his faith in a fulfilled earthly life, were swept away, swallowed up in a stupendous Illusion nothing remained except empty forms. It threw me suddenly into a condition above and without thought, unstained by any mental or vital movement; there was no ego, no real world only when one looked through the immobile senses, something perceived or bore upon its sheer silence a world of empty forms, materialized shadows without true substance. There was no One or many even, only just absolutely That featureless, relationless, sheer, indescribable,
  unthinkable, absolute, yet supremely real and solely real. This was no mental realization nor something glimpsed somewhere above, no abstraction, it was positive, the only positive reality although not a spatial physical world, pervading, occupying or rather flooding and drowning this semblance of a physical world, leaving no room or space for any reality but itself, allowing nothing else to seem at all actual, positive or substantial. . . . What it [this experience] brought was an inexpressible Peace, a stupendous silence, an infinity of release and freedom.117 Sri Aurobindo had gone straight into what the Buddhists call Nirvana, what the Hindus call the Silent Brahman or That; the Tao of the Chinese; the Transcendent, the Absolute, or the Impersonal of the Westerners. He had reached that famous "liberation" (mukti), which is considered the "peak" of all spiritual life what could there be beyond the Transcendent? Sri Aurobindo could tangibly verify the words of the great Indian mystic Sri Ramakrishna:
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  heightening and widening of the Truth.123 We could say that, inasmuch as it opens upon the beyond, the nirvanic or religious stage in general represents a first stage of evolution that takes us away from a false vision of the world, and that its purpose is essentially educational. But one who is awakened and truly born must prepare for the next evolutionary stage, and leave the religious focused on the other world for the spiritual focused on the Totality. Then nothing is excluded,
  everything widens. The Integral seeker must therefore be on his guard,
  for any inner experience touching our being's intimate substance always feels irrefutable and final when it occurs; it is dazzling at any level we may recall Vivekananda speaking of Nirvana: "An ocean of infinite peace, without a ripple, without a breath" and there is great temptation to remain there, as if that were the ultimate haven. We will simply mention this advice of the Mother to all seekers: Whatever the nature, the power or the marvel of an experience, you must never be dominated by it to the point of it overwhelming your whole being. . . .

1.11_-_Oneness, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  
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  to help the Godhead grow within us. Even so, quite a gap remains between this perhaps divine imperfection and the ultimate Perfection.
  Is not this cosmic Divine a lesser Divine? Should we not try to find elsewhere an untarnished, transcendent, and perfect Divine? If there is an opposition between the spiritual life and that of the world, it is that gulf which he [the Integral seeker] is here to bridge, that opposition which he is here to change into harmony. 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. If life is an insanity, then there are so many million souls to whom there must be brought the light of divine reason; if a dream, yet it is real within itself to so many dreamers who must be brought either to dream nobler dreams or to awaken; or if a lie, then the truth has to be given to the deluded.141
  But we are not entirely satisfied. We may accept that God is in all this evil and suffering, we may understand that the hidden Enemy who torments us is really the builder of our strength, the secret shaper of 137

1.11_-_The_Master_of_the_Work, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:1.11 - The Master of the Work
  subject class:Integral Yoga
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  author class:Sri Aurobindo
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     But the passage is long and the labour arduous before we can look upon him with eyes that see true, and still longer and more arduous must be our endeavour if we would rebuild ourselves in his true image. The Master of the work does not reveal himself at once to the seeker. Always it is his Power that acts behind the veil, but it is manifest only when we renounce the egoism of the worker, and its direct movement increases in proportion as that renunciation becomes more and more concrete. Only when our surrender to his divine shakti is absolute, shall we have the right to live in his absolute presence. And only then can we see our work throw itself naturally, completely and simply into the mould of the Divine Will.
     There must, therefore, be stages and gradations in our approach to this perfection, as there are ill the progress towards all other perfection on any plane of Nature. The vision of the full glory may come to us before, suddenly or slowly, once or often, but until the foundation is complete, it is a summary and concentrated, not a durable and all-enveloping experience, not a lasting presence. The amplitudes, the infinite contents of the Divine Revelation come afterwards and unroll gradually their power and their significance. Or, even, the steady vision can be there on the summits of our nature, but the perfect response of the lower members comes only by degrees. In all Yogas the first requisites are faith and patience. The ardours of the heart and the violences of the eager will that seek to take the kingdom of heaven by storm can have miserable reactions if they disdain to support their vehemence on these humbler and quieter auxiliaries. And in the long and difficult Integral Yoga there must be an Integral faith and an unshakable patience.
     It is difficult to acquire or to practise this faith and steadfastness on the rough and narrow path of Yoga because of the impatience of both heart and mind and the eager but faltering will of our rajasic nature. The vital nature of man hungers always for the fruit of its labour and, if the fruit appears to be denied or long delayed, he loses faith in the ideal and in the guidance. For his mind judges always by the appearance of things, since that is the first ingrained habit of the intellectual reason in which he so inordinately trusts. Nothing is easier for us than to accuse God in our hearts when we suffer long or stumble in the darkness or to abjure the ideal that we have set before us. For we say, "I have trusted to the Highest and I am betrayed into suffering and sin and error." Or else, "I have staked my whole life on an idea which the stern facts of experience contradict and discourage. It would have been better to be as other men are who accept their limitations and walk on the firm ground of normal experience." In such moments -- and they are sometimes frequent and long -- all the higher experience is forgotten and the heart concentrates itself in its own bitterness. It is in these dark passages that it is possible to fall for good or to turn back from the divine hour.
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     There are gradations in this last Integralising movement; for it cannot be done at once or without long approaches that bring it progressively nearer and make it at last possible. The first attitude to be taken is to cease to regard ourselves as the worker and firmly to realise that we are only one instrument of the cosmic Force. At first it is not the one Force but many cosmic forces that seem to move us; but these may be turned into feeders of the ego and this vision liberates the mind but not the rest of the nature. Even when we become aware of all as the working of one cosmic Force and of the Divine behind it, that too need not liberate. If the egoism of the worker disappears, the egoism of the instrument may replace it or else prolong it in a disguise. The life of the world has been full of instances of egoism of this kind and it can be more engrossing and enormous than any other; there is the same danger in Yoga. A man becomes a leader of men or eminent in a large or lesser circle and feels himself full of a power that he knows to be beyond his own ego-Force; he may be aware of a Fate acting through him or a Will mysterious and unfathomable or a Light within of great brilliance. There are extraordinary results of his thoughts, his actions or his creative genius. He effects some tremendous destruction that clears the path for humanity or some great construction that becomes its momentary resting-place. He is a scourge or he is a bringer of light and healing, a creator of beauty or a messenger of knowledge. Or, if his work and its effects are on a lesser scale and have a limited field, still they are attended by the strong sense that he is an instrument and chosen for his mission or his labour. Men who have this destiny and these powers come easily to believe and declare themselves to be mere instruments in the hand of God or of Fate: but even in tile declaration we can see that there can intrude or take refuge an intenser and more exaggerated egoism than ordinary men have the courage to assert or the strength to house within them. And often if men of this kind speak of God, it is to erect all image of him which is really nothing but a huge shadow of themselves or their own nature, a sustaining Deific Essence of their own type of will and thought and quality and force. This magnified image of their ego is the Master whom they serve. This happens only too often in Yoga to strong but crude vital natures or minds too easily exalted when they allow ambition, pride or the desire of greatness to enter into their spiritual seeking and vitiate its purity of motive; a magnified ego stands between them and their true being and grasps for its own personal purpose the strength from a greater unseen Power, divine or undivine, acting through them of which they become vaguely or intensely aware. An intellectual perception or vital sense of a Force greater than ours and of ourselves as moved by it is not sufficient to liberate from the ego.
     This perception, this sense of a greater Power in us or above and moving us, is not a hallucination or a megalomania. Those who thus feel and see have a larger sight than ordinary men and have advanced a step beyond the limited physical intelligence, but theirs is riot the plenary vision or the direct experience. For, because they are not clear in mind and aware in the soul, because their awakening is more in the vital parts than into the spiritual substance of Self, they cannot be the conscious instruments of the Divine or come face to face with the Master, but are used through their fallible arid imperfect nature. The most they see of the Divinity is a Fate or a cosmic Force or else they give his name to a limited Godhead or, worse, to a titanic or demoniac Power that veils him. Even certain religious founders have erected the image of the God of a sect or a national God or a Power of terror and punishment or a Numen of sattwic love and mercy and virtue and seem not to have seen the One and Eternal. The Divine accepts the image they make of him and does his work in them through that medium, but, since the one Force is felt and acts in their imperfect nature but more intensely than in others, the motive principle of egoism too can be more intense in them than in others. An exalted rajasic or sattwic ego still holds them and stands between them and the Integral Truth. Even this is something, a beginning, although far from the true and perfect experience. A much worse thing may befall those who break something of the human bonds but have not purity and have not -- the knowledge, for they may become instruments, but not of the Divine; too often, using his name, they serve unconsciously his masks and black Contraries, the Powers of Darkness. Our nature must house the cosmic Force but not in its lower aspect or in its rajasic or sattwic movement; it must serve the universal Will, but in the light of a greater liberating knowledge. There must be no egoism of any kind in the attitude of the instrument, even when we are fully conscious of the greatness of the Force within us. Every man is knowingly or unknowingly the instrument of a universal Power and, apart from the inner Presence, there is no such essential difference between one action and another, one kind of instrumentation and another as would warrant the folly of an egoistic pride. The difference between knowledge and ignorance is a grace of the Spirit; the breath of divine Power blows where it lists and fills today one and tomorrow another with the word or the puissance. If the potter shapes one pot more perfectly than another, the merit lies not in the vessel but the maker. The attitude of our mind must not be "This is my strength" or "Behold God's power in me", but rather "A Divine Power works in this mind and body and it is the same that works in all men and in the animal, in the plant and in the metal, in conscious and living things and in things appearing to be inconscient arid inanimate." This large view of the One working in all and of the whole world as the equal instrument of a divine action and gradual self-expression, if it becomes our entire experience, will help to eliminate all rajasic egoism out of us and even the sattwic ego-sense will begin to pass away from our nature.
     The elimination of this form of ego leads straight towards the true instrumental action which Is the essence of a perfect Karmayoga. For while we cherish the instrumental ego, we may pretend to ourselves that we are conscious instruments of the Divine, but in reality we are trying to make of the Divine shakti an instrument of our own desires or our egoistic purpose. And even if the ego is subjected but not eliminated, we may indeed be engines of the divine Work, but we shall be imperfect tools and deflect or impair the working by our mental errors, our vital distortions or the obstinate incapacities of our physical nature. If this ego disappears, then we can truly become, not only pure instruments consciously consenting to every turn of the divine Hand that moves us, but aware of our true nature, conscious portions of the one Eternal and Infinite put out in herself for her works by the supreme shakti.
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     There is another greater step to be taken after the surrender of our instrumental ego to the Divine shakti. It is not enough to know her as the one Cosmic Force that moves us and all creatures on the planes of mind, life and Matter; for this is the lower Nature and, although the Divine Knowledge, Light, Power are there concealed and at work in the Ignorance and can break partly its veil and manifest something of their true character or descend from above and uplift these inferior workings, yet, even if we realise the One ill a spiritualised mind, a spiritualised life-movement, a spiritualised body-consciousness, an imperfection remains in the dynamic parts. There is a stumbling response to the Supreme Power, a veil over the face of the Divine, a constant mixture of the Ignorance. It is only when we open to the Divine shakti in the truth of her force which transcends this lower prakriti that we can be perfect instruments of her power and knowledge.
     Not only liberation but perfection must be the aim of the Karmayoga. The Divine works through our nature and according to our nature; if our nature is imperfect, the work also will be imperfect, mixed, inadequate. Even it may be marred by gross errors, falsehoods, moral weaknesses, diverting influences. The work of the Divine will be done in us even then, but according to our weakness, not according to the strength and purity of its source. If ours were not an Integral Yoga, if we sought only the liberation of the self within us or the motionless existence of Purusha separated from prakriti, this dynamic imperfection might not matter. Calm, untroubled, not depressed, not elated, refusing to accept the perfection or imperfection, fault or merit, sin or virtue as ours, perceiving that it is the modes of Nature working in the field of her modes that make this mixture, we could withdraw into the silence of the spirit and, pure, untouched, witness only the workings of prakriti. But in an Integral realisation this can only be a step on the way, not our last resting-place. For we aim at the divine realisation not only in the immobility of the Spirit, but also in the movement of Nature. And this cannot be altogether until we can feel the presence and power of the Divine in every step, motion, figure of our activities, in every turn of our will, in every thought, feeling and impulse. No doubt, we can feel that in a sense even in the nature of the Ignorance, but it is the divine Power and Presence in a disguise, a diminution, an inferior figure. Ours is a greater demand, that our nature shall be a power of the Divine in the Truth of the Divine, in the Light, in the force of the eternal self-conscient Will, in the wideness of the sempiternal Knowledge.
     After the removal of the veil of ego, the removal of the veil of Nature and her inferior modes that govern our mind, life and body. As soon as the limits of the ego begin to fade, we see how that veil is constituted and detect the action of cosmic Nature in us, and in or behind cosmic Nature we sense the presence of the cosmic Self and the dynamisms of the world-pervading Ishwara. The Master of the instrument stands behind all this working, and even within the working there is his touch and the drive of a great guiding or disposing Influence. It is no longer ego or ego-force that we serve; we obey the World-Master and his evolutionary impulse. At each step we say in the language of the Sanskrit verse, "Even as I am appointed by Thee seated in my heart, so, 0 Lord, I act." But still this action may be of two very different kinds, one only illumined, the other transformed and uplifted into a greater supernature. For we may keep on in the way of action upheld and followed by our nature when by her and her illusion of egoism we were "turned as if mounted on a machine," but now with a perfect understanding of the mechanism and its utilisation for his world purposes by the Master of works whom we feel behind it. This is indeed as far as even many great Yogis have reached on the levels of spiritualised mind; but it need not be so always, for there is a greater supramental possibility. It is possible to rise beyond spiritualised mind and to act spontaneously in the living presence of the original divine Truth-Force of the Supreme Mother Our motion one with her motion and merged in it, our will one with her will, our energy absolved
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     For there is yet a third intensely close and personal aspect of the Master of Works which is a key to his sublimest hidden mystery and ecstasy; for he detaches from the secret of the hidden Transcendence and the ambiguous display of the cosmic Movement an, individual Power of the Divine that can mediate between the two and bridge our passage from the one to the other.. In this aspect the transcendent and universal person of the Divine conforms itself to our individualised personality and accepts a personal relation with us, at once identified with us as our supreme Self and yet close and different as our Master, Friend, Lover, Teacher, our Father and our Mother our Playmate in the great world-game who has disguised himself throughout as friend and enemy, helper and opponent and, in all relations and in all workings that affect us, has led our steps towards our perfection and our release. It is through this more personal manifestation that we are admitted to some possibility of the complete transcendental experience; for in him we meet the One not merely in a liberated calm and peace, not merely with a passive or active submission in our works or through the mystery of union with a universal Knowledge and Power filling and guiding us, but with an ecstasy of divine Love and divine Delight that shoots up beyond silent Witness and active World-Power to some positive divination of a greater beatific secret. For it is riot so much knowledge leading to some ineffable Absolute, not so much works lifting us beyond world-process to the originating supreme Knower and Master, but rather this thing most intimate to us, yet at present most obscure, which keeps for us wrapt in its passionate yell the deep and rapturous secret of the transcendent Godhead and some absolute positiveness of its perfect Being, its all-concentrating Bliss, its mystic Ananda.
     But the individual relation with the Divine does not always or from the beginning bring into force a widest enlargement or a highest self-exceeding. At first this Godhead close to our being or immanent within us can be felt fully only in the scope of our personal nature and experience, a Leader and Master, a Guide and Teacher, a Friend and Lover, or else a Spirit, Power or Presence, constituting and uplifting our upward and enlarging movement by the force of his intimate reality inhabiting the heart or presiding over our nature from above even our highest intelligence. It is our personal evolution that is his preoccupation, a personal relation that is our joy and fulfilment, the building of our nature into his divine image that is our self-finding and perfection. The outside world seems to exist only as a field for this growth and a provider of materials or of helping and opposing forces for its successive stages. Our works done in that world are his works, but even when they serve some temporary universal end, their main purpose for us is to make outwardly dynamic or give inward power to our relations with this immanent Divine. Many seekers ask for no more or see the continuation and fulfilment of this spiritual flowering only in heavens beyond; the union is consummated and made perpetual in an eternal dwelling-place of his perfection, joy and beauty. But this is not enough for the Integral seeker; however intense and beautiful, a personal isolated achievement cannot be his whole aim or his entire existence. A time must come when the personal opens out to the universal; our very individuality, spiritual, mental, vital, physical even, becomes universalised: it is seen as a power of his universal force and cosmic spirit, or else it contains the universe m that ineffable wideness which comes to the individual consciousness when it breaks its bonds and flows upward towards the Transcendent and on every side into the Infinite.
  
     In a Yoga lived entirely on the spiritualised mental plane it is possible and even usual for these three fundamental aspects of the divine -- the Individual or Immanent, the Cosmic and the Transcendent -- to stand out as separate realisations. Each by itself then appears sufficient to satisfy the yearning of the seeker. Alone with the personal Divine in the inner heart's illumined secret chamber, he can build his being into the Beloved's image and ascend out of fallen Nature to dwell with him in some heaven of the Spirit. Absolved in the cosmic wideness, released from ego, his personality reduced to a point of working of the universal Force, himself calm, liberated, deathless in universality, motionless in the Witness Self even while outspread without limit in unending Space and Time, he can enjoy in the world the freedom of the Timeless. One-pointed towards some ineffable Transcendence, casting away his personality, shedding from him the labour and trouble of the universal Dynamis, he can escape into an inexpressible Nirvana, annul all things in an intolerant exaltation of flight into the Incommunicable.
     But none of these achievements is enough for one who seeks the wide completeness of an Integral Yoga. An individual salvation is not enough for him; for he finds himself opening to a cosmic consciousness which far exceeds by its breadth and vastness the narrower intensity of a limited individual fulfilment, and its call is imperative; driven by that immense compulsion, he must break through all separative boundaries, spread himself in world-Nature, contain the universe. Above too, there is urgent upon him a dynamic realisation pressing from the Supreme upon this world of beings, and only some encompassing and exceeding of the cosmic consciousness can release into manifestation here that yet unlavished splendour. But the cosmic consciousness too is not sufficient; for it is not all the Divine Reality, not Integral. There is a divine secret behind personality that he must discover; there, waiting in it to be delivered here into Time, stands the mystery of the embodiment of the Transcendence. In the cosmic consciousness there remains at the end a hiatus, an unequal equation of a highest Knowledge that can liberate but not effectuate with a Power seeming to use a limited Knowledge or masking itself with a surface Ignorance that can create but creates imperfection or a perfection transient, limited and in fetters. On one side there is a free undynamic Witness and on the other side a bound Executrix of action who has not been given all the means of action. The reconciliation of these companions and opposites seems to be reserved, postponed, held back in an Unmanifest still beyond us. But, again, a mere escape into some absolute Transcendence leaves personality unfulfilled and the universal action inconclusive and cannot satisfy the Integral seeker. He feels that the Truth that is for ever is a Power that creates as well as a stable Existence; it is not a Power solely of illusory or ignorant manifestation. The eternal Truth can manifest its truths in Time; it can create in Knowledge and not only in Inconscience and Ignorance. A divine Descent no less than an ascent to the Divine is possible; there is a prospect of the bringing down of a future perfection and a present deliverance. As his knowledge widens, it becomes for him more and more evident that it was this for which the Master of Works cast down the soul within him here as a spark of his fire into the darkness, that it might grow there into a centre of the Light that is for ever.
     The Transcendent, the Universal, the Individual are three powers overarching, underlying and penetrating the whole manifestation; this is the first of the Trinities. In the unfolding of consciousness also, these are the three fundamental terms and none of them can be neglected if we would have the experience of the whole Truth of existence. Out of the individual we wake into a vaster freer cosmic consciousness; but out of the universal too with its complex of forms and powers we must emerge by a still greater self-exceeding into a consciousness without limits that is founded on the Absolute. And yet in this ascension we do not really abolish but take up and transfigure what we seem to leave; for there is a height where the three live eternally in each other, on that height they are blissfully joined in a nodus of their harmonised oneness. But that summit is above the highest and largest spiritualised mentality, even if some reflection of it can be experienced there; mind, to attain to it, to live there, must exceed itself and be transformed into a supramental gnostic light, power and substance. In this lower diminished consciousness a harmony can indeed be attempted, but it must always remain imperfect: a co-ordination is possible, not a simultaneous fused fulfilment. An ascent out of the mind is, for any greater realisation, imperative. Or else, there must be, with the ascent or consequent to it, a dynamic descent of the self-existent Truth that exists always uplifted ill its own light above Mind, eternal, prior to the manifestation of Life and Matter.
     For Mind is Maya, sat-asat: there is a field of embrace of the true and the false, the existent and the non-existent, and it is in that ambiguous field that Mind seems to reign; but even in its own reign it is in truth a diminished consciousness, it is not part of the original and supremely originating power of the Eternal. Even if Mind is able to reflect some image of essential Truth in its substance, yet the dynamic force and action of Truth appears in it always broken and divided. All Mind can do is to piece together the fragments or deduce a unity; truth of Mind is only a half-truth or a portion of a puzzle. Mental knowledge is always relative, partial and inconclusive, and its outgoing action and creation come out still more confused in its steps or precise only in narrow limits and by imperfect piecings together. Even in this diminished consciousness the Divine manifests as a Spirit in Mind, just as he moves as a Spirit in Life or dwells still more obscurely as a Spirit in Matter; but not here is his full dynamic revelation, not here the perfect identities of the Eternal. Only when we cross the border into a larger luminous consciousness and self-aware substance where divine Truth is a native and not a stranger, will there be revealed to us the Master of our existence in the imperishable Integral truth of his being and his powers and his workings. Only there, too, will his works in us assume the flawless movement of his unfailing supramental purpose.
  
     But that is the end of a long and difficult journey, and the Master of works does not wait till then to meet the seeker on the path of Yoga and put his secret or half-shown Hand upon him and upon his inner life and actions. Already he was there in the world as the Originator and Receiver of works behind the dense veils of the Inconscient, disguised in force of Life, visible to the Mind through symbol godheads and figures. It may well be in these disguises that he first meets the soul destined to the way of the Integral Yoga. Or even, wearing still vaguer masks, he may be conceived by us as an Ideal or mentalised as an abstract Power of Love, Good, Beauty or Knowledge; or, as we turn our feet towards the Way, he may come to us veiled as the call of Humanity or a Will in things that drives towards the deliverance of the world from the grasp of Darkness and Falsehood and Death and Suffering-the great quaternary of the Ignorance. Then, after we have entered the path, he envelops us with his wide and mighty liberating Impersonality or moves near to us with the face and form of a personal Godhead. In and around us we feel a Power that upholds and protects and cherishes; we hear a Voice that guides; a conscious Will greater than ourselves rules us; an imperative Force moves our thought and actions and our very body; an ever-widening Consciousness assimilates ours, a living Light of Knowledge lights all within, or a Beatitude invades us; a Mightiness presses from above, concrete, massive and overpowering, and penetrates and pours itself into the very stuff of our nature; a Peace sits there, a Light, a Bliss, a Strength, a Greatness. Or there are relations, personal, intimate as life itself, sweet as love, encompassing like the sky, deep like deep waters. A Friend walks at our side; a Lover is with us in our heart's secrecy; a Master of the Work and the Ordeal points our way; a Creator of things uses us as his instrument; we are in the arms of the eternal Mother All these more seizable aspects in which the Ineffable meets us are truths and not mere helpful symbols or useful imaginations; but as we progress, their first imperfect formulations in our experience yield to a larger vision of the one Truth that is behind them. At each step their mere mental masks are shed and they acquire a larger, a profounder, a more intimate significance. At last on the supramental borders all these Godheads combine their sacred forms and, without at all ceasing to be, coalesce together. On this path the Divine Aspects have not revealed themselves only in order to be cast away, they are not temporary spiritual conveniences or compromises with an illusory Consciousness or dream-figures mysteriously cast upon us by the incommunicable superconscience of the Absolute; on the contrary, their power increases and their absoluteness reveals itself as they draw near to the Truth from which they issue.
     For that now superconscient Transcendence is a Power as well as an Existence. The supramental Transcendence is not a vacant Wonder, but an inexpressible which contains for ever all essential things that have issued from it; it holds them there in their supreme everlasting reality and their own characteristic absolutes. The diminution, division, degradation that create here the sense of an unsatisfactory puzzle, a mystery of Maya, themselves diminish and fall from us in, our ascension, and the Divine Powers assume their real forms and appear more and more as the terms of a Truth in process of realisation here. A soul of the Divine is here slowly awaking out of its involution and concealment in the material Inconscience. The Master of our works is not a Master of illusions, but a supreme Reality who is working out his self-expressive realities delivered slowly from the cocoons of the Ignorance in which for the purposes of an evolutionary manifestation they were allowed for a while to slumber. For the supramental Transcendence is not a thing absolutely apart and unconnected with our present existence. It is a greater Light out of which all this has come for the adventure of the Soul lapsing into the Inconscience and emerging out of it, and, while that adventure proceeds, it waits superconstient above our minds till it can become conscious in us. Hereafter it will unveil itself and by the unveiling reveal to us all the significance of our own being and our works; for it will disclose the Divine whose fuller manifestation in the world will release and accomplish that covert significance.
     In that disclosure the Transcendent Divine will be more and more made known to us as the supreme Existence and the Perfect Source of all that we are; but equally we shall see him as a Master of works and creation prepared to pour out more and more of himself into the field of his manifestation. The cosmic consciousness and its action will appear no longer as a huge regulated Chance, but as a field of the manifestation; there the Divine is seen as a presiding and pervading Cosmic Spirit who receives all out of the Transcendence and develops what descends into forms that are now an opaque disguise or a baffling half-disguise, but destined to be a transparent revelation. The individual consciousness will recover its true sense and action; for it is the form of a Soul sent out from the Supreme and, in spite of all appearances, a nucleus or nebula in which the Divine Mother Force is at work for the victorious embodiment of the timeless and formless Divine in Time and Matter. This will reveal itself slowly to our vision and experience as the will of the Master of works and as their own ultimate significance, which alone gives to world-creation and to our own action in the world a light and a meaning. To recognise that and to strive towards its effectuation is the whole burden of the Way of Divine Works in the Integral Yoga.
  

1.12_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Solution, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  5:If, on the other hand, we look at world-existence in relation to consciousness only and to force of consciousness, we may regard, describe and realise it as a movement of Force obeying some secret will or else some necessity imposed on it by the very existence of the Consciousness that possesses or regards it. It is then the play of Prakriti, the executive Force, to satisfy Purusha, the regarding and enjoying Conscious-Being or it is the play of Purusha reflected in the movements of Force and with them identifying himself. World, then, is the play of the Mother of things moved to cast Herself for ever into infinite forms and avid of eternally outpouring experiences.
  6:Again if we look at World-Existence rather in its relation to the self-delight of eternally existent being, we may regard, describe and realise it as Lila, the play, the child's joy, the poet's joy, the actor's joy, the mechanician's joy of the Soul of things eternally young, perpetually inexhaustible, creating and re-creating Himself in Himself for the sheer bliss of that selfcreation, of that self-representation, - Himself the play, Himself the player, Himself the playground. These three generalisations of the play of existence in its relation to the eternal and stable, the immutable Sachchidananda, starting from the three conceptions of Maya, Prakriti and Lila and representing themselves in our philosophical systems as mutually contradictory philosophies, are in reality perfectly consistent with each other, complementary and necessary in their totality to an Integral view of life and the world. The world of which we are a part is in its most obvious view a movement of Force; but that Force, when we penetrate its appearances, proves to be a constant and yet always mutable rhythm of creative consciousness casting up, projecting in itself phenomenal truths of its own infinite and eternal being; and this rhythm is in its essence, cause and purpose a play of the infinite delight of being ever busy with its own innumerable self-representations. This triple or triune view must be the starting-point for all our understanding of the universe.
  7:Since, then, eternal and immutable delight of being moving out into infinite and variable delight of becoming is the root of the whole matter, we have to conceive one indivisible conscious Being behind all our experiences supporting them by its inalienable delight and effecting by its movement the variations of pleasure, pain and neutral indifference in our sensational existence. That is our real self; the mental being subject to the triple vibration can only be a representation of our real self put in front for the purposes of that sensational experience of things which is the first rhythm of our divided consciousness in its response and reaction to the multiple contacts of the universe. It is an imperfect response, a tangled and discordant rhythm preparing and preluding the full and unified play of the conscious Being in us; it is not the true and perfect symphony that may be ours if we can once enter into sympathy with the One in all variations and attune ourselves to the absolute and universal diapason.
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  15:Since the nature of suffering is a failure of the consciousforce in us to meet the shocks of existence and a consequent shrinking and contraction and its root is an inequality of that receptive and possessing force due to our self-limitation by egoism consequent on the ignorance of our true Self, of Sachchidananda, the elimination of suffering must first proceed by the substitution of titiks.a, the facing, enduring and conquest of all shocks of existence for jugupsa, the shrinking and contraction: by this endurance and conquest we proceed to an equality which may be either an equal indifference to all contacts or an equal gladness in all contacts; and this equality again must find a firm foundation in the substitution of the Sachchidananda consciousness which is All-Bliss for the ego-consciousness which enjoys and suffers. The Sachchidananda consciousness may be transcendent of the universe and aloof from it, and to this state of distant Bliss the path is equal indifference; it is the path of the ascetic. Or the Sachchidananda consciousness may be at once transcendent and universal; and to this state of present and all-embracing Bliss the path is surrender and loss of the ego in the universal and possession of an all-pervading equal delight; it is the path of the ancient Vedic sages. But neutrality to the imperfect touches of pleasure and the perverse touches of pain is the first direct and natural result of the soul's self-discipline and the conversion to equal delight can, usually, come only afterwards. The direct transformation of the triple vibration into Ananda is possible, but less easy to the human being.
  16:Such then is the view of the universe which arises out of the Integral Vedantic affirmation. An infinite, indivisible existence all-blissful in its pure self-consciousness moves out of its fundamental purity into the varied play of Force that is consciousness, into the movement of Prakriti which is the play of Maya. The delight of its existence is at first self-gathered, absorbed, subconscious in the basis of the physical universe; then emergent in a great mass of neutral movement which is not yet what we call sensation; then further emergent with the growth of mind and ego in the triple vibration of pain, pleasure and indifference originating from the limitation of the force of consciousness in the form and from its exposure to shocks of the universal Force which it finds alien to it and out of harmony with its own measure and standard; finally, the conscious emergence of the full Sachchidananda in its creations by universality, by equality, by self-possession and conquest of Nature. This is the course and movement of the world.
  17:If it then be asked why the One Existence should take delight in such a movement, the answer lies in the fact that all possibilities are inherent in Its infinity and that the delight of existence - in its mutable becoming, not in its immutable being, - lies precisely in the variable realisation of its possibilities. And the possibility worked out here in the universe of which we are a part, begins from the concealment of Sachchidananda in that which seems to be its own opposite and its self-finding even amid the terms of that opposite. Infinite being loses itself in the appearance of non-being and emerges in the appearance of a finite Soul; infinite consciousness loses itself in the appearance of a vast indeterminate inconscience and emerges in the appearance of a superficial limited consciousness; infinite selfsustaining Force loses itself in the appearance of a chaos of atoms and emerges in the appearance of the insecure balance of a world; infinite Delight loses itself in the appearance of an insensible Matter and emerges in the appearance of a discordant rhythm of varied pain, pleasure and neutral feeling, love, hatred and indifference; infinite unity loses itself in the appearance of a chaos of multiplicity and emerges in a discord of forces and beings which seek to recover unity by possessing, dissolving and devouring each other. In this creation the real Sachchidananda has to emerge. Man, the individual, has to become and to live as a universal being; his limited mental consciousness has to widen to the superconscient unity in which each embraces all; his narrow heart has to learn the infinite embrace and replace its lusts and discords by universal love and his restricted vital being to become equal to the whole shock of the universe upon it and capable of universal delight; his very physical being has to know itself as no separate entity but as one with and sustaining in itself the whole flow of the indivisible Force that is all things; his whole nature has to reproduce in the individual the unity, the harmony, the oneness-in-all of the supreme Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.

1.12_-_The_Divine_Work, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
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  subject class:Integral Yoga
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  author class:Sri Aurobindo
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  the body. Therefore attachment to the escape from rebirth is one
  of the idols which, whoever keeps, the sadhaka of the Integral
  Yoga must break and cast away from him. For his Yoga is not
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  all outward standards are replaced or laid aside and there is left
  only a spontaneous and Integral obedience to the Divine with
  whom we are in union and an action spontaneously fulfilling the
  Integral spiritual truth of our being and nature.
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  the light and force of our spiritual self in union with the Divine
  is the last state of this Integral Yoga of Works. The truest reason
  why we must seek liberation is not to be delivered, individually, from the sorrow of the world, though that deliverance too
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  of works is the natural outcome of this union, a divine living in a
  spiritual freedom the body of its self-expression. In the Integral
  Yoga these three lines of approach give up their exclusions,

1.12_-_The_Superconscient, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  author class:Satprem
  subject class:Integral Yoga
  
  A triple change of consciousness, then, charts our journey on earth: the discovery of the psychic being or immanent Spirit, the discovery of Nirvana or transcendent Spirit, and the discovery of the central being of cosmic Spirit. This is probably the real meaning of the Father-Son-Holy Ghost trinity of the Christian tradition. Our purpose is not to decide which experience is better than the other, but to verify them for ourselves. Philosophies and religions dispute about the priority of different aspects of God and different Yogins, Rishis and Saints have preferred this or that philosophy or religion. Our business is not to dispute any of them, but to realize and become all of them, not to follow after any aspect to the exclusion of the rest, but to embrace God in all His aspects and beyond aspect 161 this is the very meaning of an Integral yoga. Still, we wonder if there is nothing beyond this triple discovery, because however supreme each of them may seem when we experience it, none gives us the Integral fulfillment to which we aspire, at least if we consider that both the earth and the individual must participate in this fulfillment.
  
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  But who has realized cosmic consciousness? Not the yogi; the yogi goes on drinking, eating, sleeping, being ill at times like all human animals, and dying. It is not he, but a tiny point of his being that is experiencing cosmic consciousness, the very one on which he so earnestly concentrated to break through his carapace. The rest of his being, all the human and earthly nature that he has excluded from the experience, which he has repressed or mortified in order to better concentrate on that single point of escape, does not share in his cosmic consciousness, except through indirect radiation. Sri Aurobindo was therefore making this first important observation, that a linear realization, in one point, is not enough, but that a global realization, in all points one that embraces the individual's entire being is necessary. If you want to transform your nature and your being, and participate in the creation of a new world, the Mother says, that aspiration, that one-pointed and linear push is no longer enough; you must embrace everything and contain everything in your consciousness. Hence the Integral yoga or "full yoga," purna yoga.
  
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  A second, even more important observation commands our attention. To return to the rocket analogy: the rocket can break through the earth's atmosphere at any point, taking off either from New York or from the equator, and still reach the sun. There is no need to climb Mt. Everest to set up the launching pad! Similarly, the yogi can realize cosmic consciousness in any point, or at any level, of his being in his mind, in his heart, and even in his body because the cosmic Spirit is everywhere, in every point of the universe. The experience can begin anywhere, at any level, by concentrating on a rock or a sparrow, an idea, a prayer, a feeling, or what people scornfully call an idol. Cosmic consciousness is not the highest point of human consciousness; we do not go above the individual to reach it, but outside. It is hardly necessary to ascend in consciousness, or to become Plotinus, in order to attain the universal Spirit. On the contrary, the less mental one is, the easier it is to experience it; a shepherd beneath the stars or a fisherman of Galilee has a better chance at it than all the philosophers of the world put together. What, then, is the use of all this development of consciousness if folk-like mysticism works better? We must admit that either we are all on the wrong track, or else those mystical escapades do not represent the whole meaning of evolution. On the other hand, if we accept that the proper evolutionary course is that of the peak figures of earthly consciousness Leonardo da Vinci, Beethoven, Alexander the Great, Dante we are still forced to acknowledge that none of these great men has been able to transform life. Thus, the summits of the mind or the heart do not give us, any more than the cosmic summits, the key to the riddle and the power to change the world: another principle of consciousness is required. But it must be another principle without any break in continuity with the others, because if the line is broken or if the individual is lost, we fall back into cosmic or mystical dispersion, thereby losing our link with the earth. To be conscious of Oneness and of the Transcendent is certainly an indispensable basis for any realization (without which we might as well try to build a house without foundations), but it must be done in ways that respect evolutionary continuity; it must be an evolution, not a revolution. In other words, we must get out without getting out. Instead of a rocket that ends up crashing on the sun, we need a rocket that harpoons the Sun of the supreme consciousness and is able to bring it down to all points of our earthly consciousness: The ultimate knowledge is that which perceives and accepts God in the universe as well as beyond the universe and the Integral Yoga is that which, having found the Transcendent, can return upon the universe and possess it, retaining the power freely to descend as well as ascend the great stair of existence.171 This double movement of ascent and descent of the individual consciousness is the basic principle of the supramental discovery. But in the process Sri Aurobindo was to touch an unknown spring which would change everything.
  
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  Therefore, instead of swooning on top (or what he feels as the top), and assuming his ecstasy to be a sign of progress, the seeker must understand that it is a sign of unconsciousness and strive to uncover the actual life hidden beneath his bedazzlement: Strive to develop your inner individuality, said the Mother, and you will become able to enter those same regions fully conscious, to have the joy of communion with the highest regions without losing consciousness and returning with a zero instead of an experience. 180 And Sri Aurobindo insisted: It is in the waking state that this realization must come and endure in order to be a reality of life. . . . Experience and trance have their utility for opening the being and preparing it, but it is only when the realization is constant in the waking state that it is truly possessed.181 The goal we are seeking is a state of Integral mastery, not that of spiritual escapism, and that mastery is possible only in a continuity of consciousness. When we fall into ecstasy, we lose the "someone" who could be the bridge between the powers above and the powerlessness below.
  
  After breaking through the carapace at the top of the head in Alipore jail, Sri Aurobindo began methodically to explore the planes of consciousness above the ordinary mind, just as in Baroda he had explored the planes of consciousness below. He resumed where he had left off the ascent of the great ladder of consciousness, which extends without gap or ecstatic interlude from Matter to that unknown point where he would truly discover something new. For the highest truth, the Integral self-knowledge is not to be gained by this selfblinded leap into the Absolute but by a patient transit beyond the mind.182
  
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  More than ever, the Integral seeker must be armed with that clear austerity Sri Aurobindo mentions so often. He must not confuse super-reason with unreason. In practice, whenever we enter these planes consciously, whether in sleep or meditation or through deliberate exteriorization, we see two sorts of things: impersonal currents of force, which can be more or less luminous, and personal beings. But they are two forms of the same thing: The wall between consciousness and force, impersonality and personality becomes much thinner when one goes behind the veil of matter. If one looks at a working from the side of impersonal force one sees a force or energy at work acting for a purpose or with a result, if one looks from the side of being one sees a being possessing, guiding and using or else representative of and used by a conscious force as its instrument of specialized action and expression. . . . In modern science it has been found that if you look at the movement of energy, it appears on one side to be a wave and act as a wave, on the other as a mass of particles and to act as a mass of particles each acting in its own way. It is somewhat the same principle here.185
  
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  192 - Sri Aurobindo Came to Me, 127
  193 - It may be worthwhile to stress the great differences between an individual who receives occasional inspirations or illuminations, often of an unreliable nature, and one who has systematically developed his consciousness, so that he can settle at will on any level of consciousness, remain there as long as he wishes, and receive without distortion the corresponding inspirations and illuminations. This is the task of the Integral yoga.
  

1.13_-_The_Supermind_and_the_Yoga_of_Works, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  N Integral Yoga includes as a vital and indispensable element in its total and ultimate aim the conversion of the whole being into a higher spiritual consciousness and a larger divine existence. Our parts of will and action, our parts of knowledge, our thinking being, our emotional being, our being of life, all our self and nature must seek the Divine, enter into the Infinite, unite with the Eternal. But man's present nature is limited, divided, unequal, - it is easiest for him to concentrate in the strongest part of his being and follow a definite line of progress proper to his nature: only rare individuals have the strength to take a large immediate plunge straight into the sea of the Divine Infinity. Some therefore must choose as a startingpoint a concentration in thought or contemplation or the mind's one-pointedness to find the eternal reality of the Self in them; others can more easily withdraw into the heart to meet there the
  Divine, the Eternal: yet others are predominantly dynamic and active; for these it is best to centre themselves in the will and enlarge their being through works. United with the Self and source of all by their surrender of their will into its infinity, guided in their works by the secret Divinity within or surrendered to the
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  The Yoga of Divine Works
   there knowledge, will, emotion, the perfection of the self and the dynamic nature rise each to its absolute of itself and all to their perfect harmony and fusion with each other, to a divine Integrality, a divine perfection. For the supermind is a TruthConsciousness in which the Divine Reality, fully manifested, no longer works with the instrumentation of the Ignorance; a truth of status of being which is absolute becomes dynamic in a truth of energy and activity of the being which is self-existent and perfect. Every movement there is a movement of the self-aware truth of Divine Being and every part is in entire harmony with the whole. Even the most limited and finite action is in the TruthConsciousness a movement of the Eternal and Infinite and partakes of the inherent absoluteness and perfection of the Eternal and Infinite. An ascent into the supramental Truth not only raises our spiritual and essential consciousness to that height but brings about a descent of this Light and Truth into all our being and all our parts of nature. All then becomes part of the Divine Truth, an element and means of the supreme union and oneness; this ascent and descent must be therefore an ultimate aim of this Yoga.
  

1.13_-_Under_the_Auspices_of_the_Gods, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
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  subject class:Integral Yoga
  
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  there would be a sort of unity. But it would be unity within a single luminous beam. Some would bask in the beam of pure Beauty, say,
  while others would be in the beam of Integral Communism based on fraternal love (given the current evolutionary trend, however, these beams would more than likely be made of a hard light, centered around some economic or titanic ideology). Yet even if such divine centers were to appear on the earth, not only would their brand of unity go against life's diversity, but they would also be constantly threatened by the surrounding darkness; humans are at unequal stages of development a fact we always tend to forget. This is the eternal weakness in all our grand schemes. Our centers of grace would be like
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  on which the very future of our evolution depends.
  One evening in February 1910, less than a year after his release from Alipore, someone came to the office of the Karmayogin to warn Sri Aurobindo that he was to be arrested again and deported to the Andaman Islands. Suddenly, he heard the Voice speak three distinct words: Go to Chandernagore. Ten minutes later, Sri Aurobindo was aboard the first boat going down the Ganges. It was the end of his political life, the end of the Integral yoga, and the beginning of the supramental yoga.
  

1.14_-_The_Principle_of_Divine_Works, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  But let us clearly understand that they must not be interpreted, as the modern pragmatic tendency concerned much more with the present affairs of the world than with any high and far-off spiritual possibility seeks to interpret them, as no more than a philosophical and religious justification of social service, patriotic, cosmopolitan and humanitarian effort and attachment to the hundred eager social schemes and dreams which attract the modern intellect. It is not the rule of a large moral and intellectual altruism which is here announced, but that of a spiritual unity with God and with this world of beings who dwell in him and in whom he dwells. It is not an injunction to subordinate the individual to society and humanity or immolate egoism on the altar of the human collectivity, but to fulfil the individual in God and to sacrifice the ego on the one true altar of the allembracing Divinity. The Gita moves on a plane of ideas and experiences higher than those of the modern mind which is at the stage indeed of a struggle to shake off the coils of egoism, but is still mundane in its outlook and intellectual and moral rather than spiritual in its temperament. Patriotism, cosmopolitanism, service of society, collectivism, humanitarianism, the ideal or religion of humanity are admirable aids towards our escape from our primary condition of individual, family, social, national egoism into a secondary stage in which the individual realises, as far as it can be done on the intellectual, moral and emotional level, - on that level he cannot do it entirely in the right and perfect way, the way of the Integral truth of his being, - the oneness of his existence with the existence of other beings. But
  

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