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Language Acquisition Device (LAD): an innate mechanism that aids language development, through recognising grammatical structure.

Language for Communicating Systems "language" (LCS) A {concurrent} {SML} by Bernard Berthomieu with {behaviours} and processes, based upon {higher order CCS}. LCS is implemented as a {bytecode interpreter} and runs on {Sun} {SPARC}, {SGI} {MIPS}, and {Linux}. {(}. E-mail: Bernard Berthomieu "". Mailing list: (2000-03-28)

Language for Communicating Systems ::: (language) (LCS) A concurrent SML by Bernard Berthomieu with behaviours and processes, based upon higher order CCS. LCS is implemented as a bytecode interpreter and runs on Sun SPARC, SGI MIPS, and Linux.Latest version: 5.1, as of 2000-03-17. .E-mail: Bernard Berthomieu .Mailing list: (2000-03-28)Language for the On-Line Investigation and Transformation of

Language for Communicating Systems ::: (language) (LCS) A concurrent SML by Bernard Berthomieu with behaviours and processes, based upon higher order CCS. LCS is implemented as a bytecode interpreter and runs on Sun SPARC, SGI MIPS, and Linux.Latest version: 5.1, as of 2000-03-17. .E-mail: Bernard Berthomieu .Mailing list: (2000-03-28)

Language for the On-Line Investigation and Transformation of Abstractions "language" (LOLITA) An extension of the {Culler-Fried System} for {symbolic mathematics}. ["An On- line Symbol Manipulation System", F.W. Blackwell, Proc ACM 22nd Natl Conf, 1967]. [Sammet 1969, p. 464]. (2003-07-29)

Language for the On-Line Investigation and Transformation of Abstractions ::: (language) (LOLITA) An extension of the Culler-Fried System for symbolic mathematics.[An On- line Symbol Manipulation System, F.W. Blackwell, Proc ACM 22nd Natl Conf, 1967].[Sammet 1969, p. 464].(2003-07-29)

Language, Functions of: Some utterances (a) are produced by a speaker, (b) induce effects in an interpreter, (c) are related to a certain subject-matter (which may, but in general will not, include either the speaker or interpreter). According as one or other of the relations in which the utterance stands to the several factors of such speech-situations is selected for attention, the (token) utterance may be said to have expressive, evocative and referential functions. The utterance expresses thoughts, desires, attitudes of the speaker; evokes reactions (thoughts, evaluations, tendencies to action) in the hearer; designates or refers to its reference.

Language H ::: An early business-oriented language from NCR.

Language H An early business-oriented language from {NCR}.

Language of Science: See Scientific Empiricism II B 1. Lao Tzu: Whether the founder of Taoism (tao chia) was the same as Li Erh and Li An, whether he lived before or after Confucius, and whether the Tao Te Ching (Eng. trans.: The Canon of Reason and Virtue by P. Carus, The Way and Its Power by A. Waley, etc.) contains his teachings are controversial. According to the Shih Chi (Historical Records), he was a native of Chu (in present Honan), land of romanticism in the south, and a custodian of documents whom Confucius went to consult on rituals. Thus he might have been a priest-teacher who, by advocating the doctrine of "inaction", attempted to preserve the declining culture of his people, the suppressed people of Yin, while Confucius worked hard to promote the culture of the ruling people of Chou. -- W.T.C.

Language Of Temporal Ordering Specification "language" (LOTOS) A formal {specification language} based on temporal ordering used for {protocol} specfication in {ISO} {OSI} {standards}. It is published as ISO 8807 in 1990 and describes the order in which events occur. ["The Formal Description Technique LOTOS", P.H.J. van Eijk et al eds, N-H 1989]. (1995-03-18)

Language Of Temporal Ordering Specification ::: (language) (LOTOS) A formal specification language based on temporal ordering used for protocol specfication in ISO OSI standards. It is published as ISO 8807 in 1990 and describes the order in which events occur.[The Formal Description Technique LOTOS, P.H.J. van Eijk et al eds, N-H 1989]. (1995-03-18)

Language, Philosophy of: Any philosophical investigation arising from study of concrete, actualized, languages, whether "living" or "dead". By "language" is here to be understood a system of signs (whether words or ideograms) used in regular modes of combination, in accordance with conventionally established rules, for the purpose of communication.

Language. See SPEECH

Language Sensitive Editor (LSE) A {language-sensitive editor} from {DEC}. (1995-02-15)

Language Sensitive Editor ::: (LSE) A language-sensitive editor from DEC. (1995-02-15)

language ::: 1. (language, programming) programming language.2. (human language) natural language. (1998-09-07)

language 1. "language, programming" {programming language}. 2. "human language" {natural language}. (1998-09-07)

language acquisition: the processes by which children acquire or develop human language.

language ::: any system of formalized symbols, signs, sounds, gestures, or the like used or conceived as a means of communicating thought, emotion, etc. God-language.

language: A specific system of signs used by members of a group to communicate with each other. These signs can be verbal sounds, sign language gestures, or written markings like letters.

language-based editor ::: language-sensitive editor

language-based editor {language-sensitive editor}

language code "human language, standard" A set of standard names and abbreviations maintained by {ISO} for identifying human languages, natural and invented, past and present. Each language has a list of English and French names and an ISO 639-2 three-letter code. Some also have an ISO 639-1 two-letter code. The list even includes the Klingon language from the Star Trek science fiction series. {Latest list (}. There are also {country codes}. (2006-12-11)

language development: the study of the acquisition of language, with emphasis on the development of four sub-systems of language ?phonology, semantics, pragmatics and tense and gender.

languaged ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Language ::: a. --> Having a language; skilled in language; -- chiefly used in composition.

language lawyer ::: A person, usually an experienced or senior software engineer, who is intimately familiar with many or most of the numerous restrictions and features (both scattered through a 200-page manual that together imply the answer to your question if only you had thought to look there.Compare wizard, legal, legalese.[Jargon File] (1995-02-15)

language lawyer A person, usually an experienced or senior software engineer, who is intimately familiar with many or most of the numerous restrictions and features (both useful and esoteric) applicable to one or more computer programming languages. A language lawyer is distinguished by the ability to show you the five sentences scattered through a 200-page manual that together imply the answer to your question "if only you had thought to look there". Compare {wizard}, {legal}, {legalese}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-02-15)

languageless ::: a. --> Lacking or wanting language; speechless; silent.

language ::: n. --> Any means of conveying or communicating ideas; specifically, human speech; the expression of ideas by the voice; sounds, expressive of thought, articulated by the organs of the throat and mouth.
The expression of ideas by writing, or any other instrumentality.
The forms of speech, or the methods of expressing ideas, peculiar to a particular nation.

language-sensitive editor ::: An editor that is aware of the syntactic, semantic and in some cases the structural rules of a specific programming language and provides a framework for are incrementally parsed into an abstract syntax tree and automatically checked for correctness. (1995-02-15)

language-sensitive editor An editor that is aware of the syntactic, semantic and in some cases the structural rules of a specific programming language and provides a framework for the user to enter {source code}. Programs or changes to previously stored programs are incrementally {parsed} into an {abstract syntax tree} and automatically checked for correctness. (1995-02-15)

languages of choice ::: C and Lisp. Nearly every hacker knows one of these, and most good ones are fluent in both. Smalltalk and Prolog are also popular in small but influential communities.There is also a rapidly dwindling category of older hackers with Fortran, or even assembler, as their language of choice. They often prefer to be known as hardware-specific uses in systems programs. Fortran occupies a shrinking niche in scientific programming.Most hackers tend to frown on languages like Pascal and Ada, which don't give them the near-total freedom considered necessary for hacking (see connected with COBOL or other traditional card walloper languages as a total and unmitigated loss.[Jargon File]

languages of choice {C} and {Lisp}. Nearly every hacker knows one of these, and most good ones are fluent in both. Smalltalk and Prolog are also popular in small but influential communities. There is also a rapidly dwindling category of older hackers with Fortran, or even assembler, as their language of choice. They often prefer to be known as {Real Programmers}, and other hackers consider them a bit odd (see "{The Story of Mel}"). Assembler is generally no longer considered interesting or appropriate for anything but {HLL} implementation, {glue}, and a few time-critical and hardware-specific uses in systems programs. Fortran occupies a shrinking niche in scientific programming. Most hackers tend to frown on languages like {Pascal} and {Ada}, which don't give them the near-total freedom considered necessary for hacking (see {bondage-and-discipline language}), and to regard everything even remotely connected with {COBOL} or other traditional {card walloper} languages as a total and unmitigated {loss}. [{Jargon File}]

languages to souls created at the time of Creation.


1. The act or process of translating, especially from one language into another. 2. The act of converting something into another form. Also fig.

ablative ::: a. --> Taking away or removing.
Applied to one of the cases of the noun in Latin and some other languages, -- the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away. ::: --> The ablative case.

abusively ::: adv. --> In an abusive manner; rudely; with abusive language.

abusiveness ::: n. --> The quality of being abusive; rudeness of language, or violence to the person.

acerbity ::: n. --> Sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit.
Harshness, bitterness, or severity; as, acerbity of temper, of language, of pain.

acrimonious ::: a. --> Acrid; corrosive; as, acrimonious gall.
Caustic; bitter-tempered&

acrimony ::: n. --> A quality of bodies which corrodes or destroys others; also, a harsh or biting sharpness; as, the acrimony of the juices of certain plants.
Sharpness or severity, as of language or temper; irritating bitterness of disposition or manners.

adoptive ::: a. --> Pertaining to adoption; made or acquired by adoption; fitted to adopt; as, an adoptive father, an child; an adoptive language.

ae ::: --> Alt. of Ae
A diphthong in the Latin language; used also by the Saxon writers. It answers to the Gr. ai. The Anglo-Saxon short ae was generally replaced by a, the long / by e or ee. In derivatives from Latin words with ae, it is mostly superseded by e. For most words found with this initial combination, the reader will therefore search under the letter E.

affectionate ::: a. --> Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an affectionate brother.
Kindly inclined; zealous.
Proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender; as, the affectionate care of a parent; affectionate countenance, message, language.
Strongly inclined; -- with to.

affinity ::: n. --> Relationship by marriage (as between a husband and his wife&

affront ::: v. t. --> To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face.
To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter.
To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility.

agglutinate ::: v. t. --> To unite, or cause to adhere, as with glue or other viscous substance; to unite by causing an adhesion of substances. ::: a. --> United with glue or as with glue; cemented together.
Consisting of root words combined but not materially altered as to form or meaning; as, agglutinate forms, languages, etc.

agglutinative ::: a. --> Pertaining to agglutination; tending to unite, or having power to cause adhesion; adhesive.
Formed or characterized by agglutination, as a language or a compound.

“Agni is the Deva, the All-Seer, manifested as conscious-force or, as it would be called in modern language, Divine or Cosmic Will, first hidden and building up the eternal worlds, then manifest, ``born’’, building up in man the Truth and the Immortality.” The Secret of the Veda

agrostis ::: n. --> A genus of grasses, including species called in common language bent grass. Some of them, as redtop (Agrostis vulgaris), are valuable pasture grasses.

alemannic ::: a. --> Belonging to the Alemanni, a confederacy of warlike German tribes. ::: n. --> The language of the Alemanni.

allophylian ::: a. --> Pertaining to a race or a language neither Aryan nor Semitic.

alman ::: n. --> A German. ::: adj. --> German.
The German language.
A kind of dance. See Allemande.

alphabetical ::: a. --> Pertaining to, furnished with, expressed by, or in the order of, the letters of the alphabet; as, alphabetic characters, writing, languages, arrangement.

alphabet ::: n. --> The letters of a language arranged in the customary order; the series of letters or signs which form the elements of written language.
The simplest rudiments; elements. ::: v. t. --> To designate by the letters of the alphabet; to

altiloquence ::: n. --> Lofty speech; pompous language.

ambiguity ::: n. --> The quality or state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty, particularly as to the signification of language, arising from its admitting of more than one meaning; an equivocal word or expression.

ambiloquy ::: n. --> Doubtful or ambiguous language.

amharic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Amhara, a division of Abyssinia; as, the Amharic language is closely allied to the Ethiopic. ::: n. --> The Amharic language (now the chief language of Abyssinia).

analogue ::: n. --> That which is analogous to, or corresponds with, some other thing.
A word in one language corresponding with one in another; an analogous term; as, the Latin "pater" is the analogue of the English "father."
An organ which is equivalent in its functions to a different organ in another species or group, or even in the same group; as, the gill of a fish is the analogue of a lung in a quadruped,

anaptotic ::: a. --> Having lost, or tending to lose, inflections by phonetic decay; as, anaptotic languages.

anglicism ::: n. --> An English idiom; a phrase or form language peculiar to the English.
The quality of being English; an English characteristic, custom, or method.

anglo-saxon ::: n. --> A Saxon of Britain, that is, an English Saxon, or one the Saxons who settled in England, as distinguished from a continental (or "Old") Saxon.
The Teutonic people (Angles, Saxons, Jutes) of England, or the English people, collectively, before the Norman Conquest.
The language of the English people before the Conquest (sometimes called Old English). See Saxon.

anthropography ::: n. --> That branch of anthropology which treats of the actual distribution of the human race in its different divisions, as distinguished by physical character, language, institutions, and customs, in contradistinction to ethnography, which treats historically of the origin and filiation of races and nations.

antinomy ::: n. --> Opposition of one law or rule to another law or rule.
An opposing law or rule of any kind.
A contradiction or incompatibility of thought or language; -- in the Kantian philosophy, such a contradiction as arises from the attempt to apply to the ideas of the reason, relations or attributes which are appropriate only to the facts or the concepts of experience.

aorist ::: n. --> A tense in the Greek language, which expresses an action as completed in past time, but leaves it, in other respects, wholly indeterminate.

aptotic ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or characterized by, aptotes; uninflected; as, aptotic languages.

arabic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Arabia or the Arabians. ::: n. --> The language of the Arabians.

arabism ::: n. --> An Arabic idiom peculiarly of language.

arabist ::: n. --> One well versed in the Arabic language or literature; also, formerly, one who followed the Arabic system of surgery.

aramaic ::: a. --> Pertaining to Aram, or to the territory, inhabitants, language, or literature of Syria and Mesopotamia; Aramaean; -- specifically applied to the northern branch of the Semitic family of languages, including Syriac and Chaldee. ::: n. --> The Aramaic language.

aramean ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Syrians and Chaldeans, or to their language; Aramaic. ::: n. --> A native of Aram.

A”Remembrancer” is a Bard of the Shshi (termite) people. In the Shshi language the word is”thu’dal’zei|”—literally, one who thinks about the past, thus the keeper of the oral history and myth of this people. When Prf. Kaitrin Oliva deciphered the Shshi language, she translated the term as”Remembrancer.”

argot ::: n. --> A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps, and vagabonds; flash.

"A Rishi is one who sees or discovers an inner truth and puts it into self-effective language — the mantra.” The Future Poetry

“A Rishi is one who sees or discovers an inner truth and puts it into self-effective language—the mantra.” The Future Poetry

armenian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Armenia. ::: n. --> A native or one of the people of Armenia; also, the language of the Armenians.
An adherent of the Armenian Church, an organization similar in some doctrines and practices to the Greek Church, in others

armorican ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the northwestern part of France (formerly called Armorica, now Bretagne or Brittany), or to its people. ::: n. --> The language of the Armoricans, a Celtic dialect which has remained to the present times.
A native of Armorica.

aryanize ::: v. t. --> To make Aryan (a language, or in language).

aryan ::: n. --> One of a primitive people supposed to have lived in prehistoric times, in Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea, and north of the Hindoo Koosh and Paropamisan Mountains, and to have been the stock from which sprang the Hindoo, Persian, Greek, Latin, Celtic, Teutonic, Slavonic, and other races; one of that ethnological division of mankind called also Indo-European or Indo-Germanic.
The language of the original Aryans.

assyrian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Assyria, or to its inhabitants. ::: n. --> A native or an inhabitant of Assyria; the language of Assyria.

assyriology ::: n. --> The science or study of the antiquities, language, etc., of ancient Assyria.

atticism ::: n. --> A favoring of, or attachment to, the Athenians.
The style and idiom of the Greek language, used by the Athenians; a concise and elegant expression.

atticize ::: v. t. --> To conform or make conformable to the language, customs, etc., of Attica. ::: v. i. --> To side with the Athenians.
To use the Attic idiom or style; to conform to the customs or modes of thought of the Athenians.

autumn ::: n. --> The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter, often called "the fall." Astronomically, it begins in the northern temperate zone at the autumnal equinox, about September 23, and ends at the winter solstice, about December 23; but in popular language, autumn, in America, comprises September, October, and November.
The harvest or fruits of autumn.
The time of maturity or decline; latter portion; third

babel ::: n. --> The city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place.
Hence: A place or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, as of voices or languages.

babel ::: “The legend of the Tower of Babel speaks of the diversity of tongues as a curse laid on the race; but whatever its disadvantages, and they tend more and more to be minimised by the growth of civilisation and increasing intercourse, it has been rather a blessing than a curse, a gift to mankind rather than a disability laid upon it. The purposeless exaggeration of anything is always an evil, and an excessive pullulation of varying tongues that serve no purpose in the expression of a real diversity of spirit and culture is certainly a stumbling-block rather than a help: but this excess, though it existed in the past, is hardly a possibility of the future. The tendency is rather in the opposite direction. In former times diversity of language helped to create a barrier to knowledge and sympathy, was often made the pretext even of an actual antipathy and tended to a too rigid division. The lack of sufficient interpenetration kept up both a passive want of understanding and a fruitful crop of active misunderstandings. But this was an inevitable evil of a particular stage of growth, an exaggeration of the necessity that then existed for the vigorous development of strongly individualised group-souls in the human race. These disadvantages have not yet been abolished, but with closer intercourse and the growing desire of men and nations for the knowledge of each other’s thought and spirit and personality, they have diminished and tend to diminish more and more and there is no reason why in the end they should not become inoperative.” The Human Cycle

babel ::: “The reference is to the mythological story of the construction of the Tower of Babel, which appears to be an attempt to explain the diversity of human languages. According to Genesis, the Babylonians wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty city and tower ‘with its top in the heavens’. God disrupted the work by so confusing the language of the workers that they could no longer understand one another. The tower was never completed and the people were dispersed over the face of the earth.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

babel ::: "The reference is to the mythological story of the construction of the Tower of Babel, which appears to be an attempt to explain the diversity of human languages. According to Genesis, the Babylonians wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty city and tower ‘with its top in the heavens". God disrupted the work by so confusing the language of the workers that they could no longer understand one another. The tower was never completed and the people were dispersed over the face of the earth.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works     Sri Aurobindo: "The legend of the Tower of Babel speaks of the diversity of tongues as a curse laid on the race; but whatever its disadvantages, and they tend more and more to be minimised by the growth of civilisation and increasing intercourse, it has been rather a blessing than a curse, a gift to mankind rather than a disability laid upon it. The purposeless exaggeration of anything is always an evil, and an excessive pullulation of varying tongues that serve no purpose in the expression of a real diversity of spirit and culture is certainly a stumbling-block rather than a help: but this excess, though it existed in the past, is hardly a possibility of the future. The tendency is rather in the opposite direction. In former times diversity of language helped to create a barrier to knowledge and sympathy, was often made the pretext even of an actual antipathy and tended to a too rigid division. The lack of sufficient interpenetration kept up both a passive want of understanding and a fruitful crop of active misunderstandings. But this was an inevitable evil of a particular stage of growth, an exaggeration of the necessity that then existed for the vigorous development of strongly individualised group-souls in the human race. These disadvantages have not yet been abolished, but with closer intercourse and the growing desire of men and nations for the knowledge of each other"s thought and spirit and personality, they have diminished and tend to diminish more and more and there is no reason why in the end they should not become inoperative.” The Human Cycle

barbarism ::: n. --> An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness.
A barbarous, cruel, or brutal action; an outrage.
An offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language. See Solecism.

barbarous ::: a. --> Being in the state of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude; peopled with barbarians; as, a barbarous people; a barbarous country.
Foreign; adapted to a barbaric taste.
Cruel; ferocious; inhuman; merciless.
Contrary to the pure idioms of a language.

basque ::: a. --> Pertaining to Biscay, its people, or their language. ::: n. --> One of a race, of unknown origin, inhabiting a region on the Bay of Biscay in Spain and France.
The language spoken by the Basque people.
A part of a lady&

basquish ::: a. --> Pertaining to the country, people, or language of Biscay; Basque

bawdry ::: n. --> The practice of procuring women for the gratification of lust.
Illicit intercourse; fornication.
Obscenity; filthy, unchaste language.

bengali ::: n. --> The language spoken in Bengal.

berber ::: n. --> A member of a race somewhat resembling the Arabs, but often classed as Hamitic, who were formerly the inhabitants of the whole of North Africa from the Mediterranean southward into the Sahara, and who still occupy a large part of that region; -- called also Kabyles. Also, the language spoken by this people.

beyond ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The language of the Upanishad makes it strikingly clear that it is no metaphysical abstraction, no void Silence, no indeterminate Absolute which is offered to the soul that aspires, but rather the absolute of all that is possessed by it here in the relative world of its sojourning. All here in the mental is a growing light, consciousness and life; all there in the supramental is an infinite life, light and consciousness. That which is here shadowed, is there found; the incomplete here is there the fulfilled. The Beyond is not an annullation, but a transfiguration of all that we are here in our world of forms; it is sovran Mind of this mind, secret Life of this life, the absolute Sense which supports and justifies our limited senses.” The Upanishads *

Beyond ::: “The language of the Upanishad makes it strikingly clear that it is no metaphysical abstraction, no void Silence, no indeterminate Absolute which is offered to the soul that aspires, but rather the absolute of all that is possessed by it here in the relative world of its sojourning. All here in the mental is a growing light, consciousness and life; all there in the supramental is an infinite life, light and consciousness. That which is here shadowed, is there found; the incomplete here is there the fulfilled. The Beyond is not an annullation, but a transfiguration of all that we are here in our world of forms; it is sovran Mind of this mind, secret Life of this life, the absolute Sense which supports and justifies our limited senses.” The Upanishads

bible ::: n. --> A book.
The Book by way of eminence, -- that is, the book which is made up of the writings accepted by Christians as of divine origin and authority, whether such writings be in the original language, or translated; the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; -- sometimes in a restricted sense, the Old Testament; as, King James&

bilingual ::: a. --> Containing, or consisting of, two languages; expressed in two languages; as, a bilingual inscription; a bilingual dictionary.

bilinguist ::: n. --> One versed in two languages.

bilinguous ::: a. --> Having two tongues, or speaking two languages.

billingsgate ::: n. --> A market near the Billings gate in London, celebrated for fish and foul language.
Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language; vituperation; ribaldry.

blackguardism ::: n. --> The conduct or language of a blackguard; ruffianism.

black-mouthed ::: a. --> Using foul or scurrilous language; slanderous.

blazon ::: n. --> A shield.
An heraldic shield; a coat of arms, or a bearing on a coat of arms; armorial bearings.
The art or act of describing or depicting heraldic bearings in the proper language or manner.
Ostentatious display, either by words or other means; publication; show; description; record.

boast ::: v. i. --> To vaunt one&

bohemian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Bohemia, or to the language of its ancient inhabitants or their descendants. See Bohemian, n., 2. ::: n. --> Of or pertaining to a social gypsy or "Bohemian" (see Bohemian, n., 3); vagabond; unconventional; free and easy.
A native of Bohemia.

bombast ::: n. --> Originally, cotton, or cotton wool.
Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding.
Fig.: High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion; fustian. ::: a.

bombastry ::: n. --> Swelling words without much meaning; bombastic language; fustian.

bowwow ::: n. --> An onomatopoetic name for a dog or its bark. ::: a. --> Onomatopoetic; as, the bowwow theory of language; a bowwow word.

breton ::: a. --> Of or relating to Brittany, or Bretagne, in France. ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Brittany, or Bretagne, in France; also, the ancient language of Brittany; Armorican.

brokenly ::: adv. --> In a broken, interrupted manner; in a broken state; in broken language.

burmese ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Burmah, or its inhabitants. ::: n. sing. & pl. --> A native or the natives of Burmah. Also (sing.), the language of the Burmans.

bushman ::: n. --> A woodsman; a settler in the bush.
One of a race of South African nomads, living principally in the deserts, and not classified as allied in race or language to any other people.

cabalize ::: v. i. --> To use cabalistic language.

cadence ::: n. --> The act or state of declining or sinking.
A fall of the voice in reading or speaking, especially at the end of a sentence.
A rhythmical modulation of the voice or of any sound; as, music of bells in cadence sweet.
Rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse.
See Cadency.
Harmony and proportion in motions, as of a well-managed

calmucks ::: n. pl. --> A branch of the Mongolian race inhabiting parts of the Russian and Chinese empires; also (sing.), the language of the Calmucks.

canter ::: n. --> A moderate and easy gallop adapted to pleasure riding.
A rapid or easy passing over.
One who cants or whines; a beggar.
One who makes hypocritical pretensions to goodness; one who uses canting language. ::: v. i.

castilian ::: n. --> An inhabitant or native of Castile, in Spain.
The Spanish language as spoken in Castile.

catalan ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Catalonia. ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Catalonia; also, the language of Catalonia.

causticily ::: n. --> The quality of being caustic; corrosiveness; as, the causticity of potash.
Severity of language; sarcasm; as, the causticity of a reply or remark.

celtic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Celts; as, Celtic people, tribes, literature, tongue. ::: n. --> The language of the Celts.

celticism ::: n. --> A custom of the Celts, or an idiom of their language.

cerebral ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the cerebrum. ::: n. --> One of a class of lingual consonants in the East Indian languages. See Lingual, n.

chaffing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Chaff ::: n. --> The use of light, frivolous language by way of fun or ridicule; raillery; banter.

chaldaic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Chaldea. ::: n. --> The language or dialect of the Chaldeans; Chaldee.

chaldee ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Chaldea. ::: n. --> The language or dialect of the Chaldeans; eastern Aramaic, or the Aramaic used in Chaldea.

charism ::: n. --> A miraculously given power, as of healing, speaking foreign languages without instruction, etc., attributed to some of the early Christians.

chatter ::: v. i. --> To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct.
To talk idly, carelessly, or with undue rapidity; to jabber; to prate.
To make a noise by rapid collisions. ::: v. t.

chinese ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to China; peculiar to China. ::: n. sing. & pl. --> A native or natives of China, or one of that yellow race with oblique eyelids who live principally in China.
The language of China, which is monosyllabic.

chinook ::: n. --> One of a tribe of North American Indians now living in the state of Washington, noted for the custom of flattening their skulls. Chinooks also called Flathead Indians.
A warm westerly wind from the country of the Chinooks, sometimes experienced on the slope of the Rocky Mountains, in Montana and the adjacent territory.
A jargon of words from various languages (the largest proportion of which is from that of the Chinooks) generally understood

chirology ::: n. --> The art or practice of using the manual alphabet or of communicating thoughts by sings made by the hands and fingers; a substitute for spoken or written language in intercourse with the deaf and dumb. See Dactylalogy.

chrestomathy ::: n. --> A selection of passages, with notes, etc., to be used in acquiring a language; as, a Hebrew chrestomathy.

cimbric ::: a. --> Pertaining to the Cimbri, an ancient tribe inhabiting Northern Germany. ::: n. --> The language of the Cimbri.

cingalese ::: n. sing. & pl. --> A native or natives of Ceylon descended from its primitive inhabitants
the language of the Cingalese. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Cingalese.

circumcursation ::: n. --> The act of running about; also, rambling language.

circumflex ::: n. --> A wave of the voice embracing both a rise and fall or a fall and a rise on the same a syllable.
A character, or accent, denoting in Greek a rise and of the voice on the same long syllable, marked thus [~ or /]; and in Latin and some other languages, denoting a long and contracted syllable, marked [/ or ^]. See Accent, n., 2. ::: v. t.

circumlocution ::: n. --> The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a periphrase.

classic ::: n. --> Alt. of Classical
A work of acknowledged excellence and authority, or its author; -- originally used of Greek and Latin works or authors, but now applied to authors and works of a like character in any language.
One learned in the literature of Greece and Rome, or a student of classical literature.

cleanness ::: n. --> The state or quality of being clean.
Purity of life or language; freedom from licentious courses.

coarseness ::: n. --> The quality or state of being coarse; roughness; inelegance; vulgarity; grossness; as, coarseness of food, texture, manners, or language.

coarse ::: superl. --> Large in bulk, or composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture; gross; thick; rough; -- opposed to fine; as, coarse sand; coarse thread; coarse cloth; coarse bread.
Not refined; rough; rude; unpolished; gross; indelicate; as, coarse manners; coarse language.

cognate ::: a. --> Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (Law), related on the mother&

collingual ::: a. --> Having, or pertaining to, the same language.

composite ::: v. t. --> Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language.
Belonging to a certain order which is composed of the Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian. It is called also the Roman or the Italic order, and is one of the five orders recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. See Capital.
Belonging to the order Compositae; bearing involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy, thistle, and

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

coptic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Copts. ::: n. --> The language of the Copts.

corrupt ::: a. --> Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.
Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.
Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.

cosmic Will ::: Sri Aurobindo: "Agni is the Deva, the All-Seer, manifested as conscious-force or, as it would be called in modern language, Divine or Cosmic Will, first hidden and building up the eternal worlds, then manifest, ``born"", building up in man the Truth and the Immortality.” *The Secret of the Veda

cryptology ::: n. --> Secret or enigmatical language.

cufic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the older characters of the Arabic language.

danish ::: a. --> Belonging to the Danes, or to their language or country. ::: n. --> The language of the Danes.

decent ::: a. --> Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language.
Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.
Comely; shapely; well-formed.
Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable; fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a decent fortune; a decent person.

declare ::: v. t. --> To make clear; to free from obscurity.
To make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce.
To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false.
To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc.

della crusca ::: --> A shortened form of Accademia della Crusca, an academy in Florence, Italy, founded in the 16th century, especially for conserving the purity of the Italian language.

denunciatory ::: a. --> Characterized by or containing a denunciation; minatory; accusing; threatening; as, severe and denunciatory language.

description ::: n. --> The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.
A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.
A class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort.

detach ::: v. t. --> To part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; -- the opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or from a party.
To separate for a special object or use; -- used especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment. ::: v. i.

dialect ::: 1. The manner or style of expressing oneself in language. 2. A form of a language that is considered inferior.

dialect ::: n. --> Means or mode of expressing thoughts; language; tongue; form of speech.
The form of speech of a limited region or people, as distinguished from ether forms nearly related to it; a variety or subdivision of a language; speech characterized by local peculiarities or specific circumstances; as, the Ionic and Attic were dialects of Greece; the Yorkshire dialect; the dialect of the learned.

diatribe ::: n. --> A prolonged or exhaustive discussion; especially, an acrimonious or invective harangue; a strain of abusive or railing language; a philippic.

dictionary ::: n. --> A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook.
Hence, a book containing the words belonging to any system or province of knowledge, arranged alphabetically; as, a dictionary of medicine or of botany; a biographical dictionary.

diction ::: n. --> Choice of words for the expression of ideas; the construction, disposition, and application of words in discourse, with regard to clearness, accuracy, variety, etc.; mode of expression; language; as, the diction of Chaucer&

discourtesy ::: n. --> Rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners; manifestation of disrespect; incivility.

douay bible ::: --> A translation of the Scriptures into the English language for the use of English-speaking Roman Catholics; -- done from the Latin Vulgate by English scholars resident in France. The New Testament portion was published at Rheims, A. D. 1582, the Old Testament at Douai, A. D. 1609-10. Various revised editions have since been published.

dutch ::: a. --> Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants. ::: n. --> The people of Holland; Dutchmen.
The language spoken in Holland.

edge ::: n. 1. A dividing line; a border. Also fig. 2. Poet. A thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument. 3. Fig. A brink or verge. 4. Sharpness or keenness of language, argument, tone of voice, appetite, desire, etc. flame-edge. *v. 5. To put a border or edge on . 6. Fig. To give keenness, sharpness, or urgency to. *edging.

egyptian ::: a. --> Pertaining to Egypt, in Africa. ::: n. --> A native, or one of the people, of Egypt; also, the Egyptian language.
A gypsy.

eject ::: v. t. --> To expel; to dismiss; to cast forth; to thrust or drive out; to discharge; as, to eject a person from a room; to eject a traitor from the country; to eject words from the language.
To cast out; to evict; to dispossess; as, to eject tenants from an estate.

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

eloquence ::: n. --> Fluent, forcible, elegant, and persuasive speech in public; the power of expressing strong emotions in striking and appropriate language either spoken or written, thereby producing conviction or persuasion.
Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.
That which is eloquently uttered or written.

emblematical ::: a. --> Pertaining to, containing, or consisting in, an emblem; symbolic; typically representative; representing as an emblem; as, emblematic language or ornaments; a crown is emblematic of royalty; white is emblematic of purity.

empty ::: superl. --> Containing nothing; not holding or having anything within; void of contents or appropriate contents; not filled; -- said of an inclosure, as a box, room, house, etc.; as, an empty chest, room, purse, or pitcher; an empty stomach; empty shackles.
Free; clear; devoid; -- often with of.
Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; -- said of language; as, empty words, or threats.

energy ::: n. --> Internal or inherent power; capacity of acting, operating, or producing an effect, whether exerted or not; as, men possessing energies may suffer them to lie inactive.
Power efficiently and forcibly exerted; vigorous or effectual operation; as, the energy of a magistrate.
Strength of expression; force of utterance; power to impress the mind and arouse the feelings; life; spirit; -- said of speech, language, words, style; as, a style full of energy.

englishism ::: n. --> A quality or characteristic peculiar to the English.
A form of expression peculiar to the English language as spoken in England; an Anglicism.

enigma ::: 1. A puzzling or mystifying saying, in which some known thing is concealed under obscure language; an obscure question; a riddle. 2. Something seemingly having no explanation; a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation. enigma"s, Enigma, Enigma"s, enigmaed.

epic ::: adj. 1. An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero. 2. Resembling or suggesting such poetry. 3. Heroic; majestic; impressively great. 4. Of unusually great size or extent. n. 5. An epic poem. 6. Any composition resembling an epic. epics.

equipollency ::: n. --> Equality of power, force, signification, or application.
Sameness of signification of two or more propositions which differ in language.

erse ::: n. --> A name sometimes given to that dialect of the Celtic which is spoken in the Highlands of Scotland; -- called, by the Highlanders, Gaelic. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Celtic race in the Highlands of Scotland, or to their language.

ethiopic ::: a. --> Of or relating to Ethiopia or the Ethiopians. ::: n. --> The language of ancient Ethiopia; the language of the ancient Abyssinian empire (in Ethiopia), now used only in the Abyssinian church. It is of Semitic origin, and is also called Geez.

etymology ::: n. --> That branch of philological science which treats of the history of words, tracing out their origin, primitive significance, and changes of form and meaning.
That part of grammar which relates to the changes in the form of the words in a language; inflection.

euphemize ::: v. t. & i. --> To express by a euphemism, or in delicate language; to make use of euphemistic expressions.

euphuism ::: n. --> An affectation of excessive elegance and refinement of language; high-flown diction.

euphuist ::: n. --> One who affects excessive refinement and elegance of language; -- applied esp. to a class of writers, in the age of Elizabeth, whose productions are marked by affected conceits and high-flown diction.

euphuize ::: v. t. --> To affect excessive refinement in language; to be overnice in expression.

"Everybody now knows that Science is not a statement of the truth of things, but only a language expressing a certain experience of objects, their structure, their mathematics, a coordinated and utilisable impression of their processes — it is nothing more.” Letters on Yoga

“Everybody now knows that Science is not a statement of the truth of things, but only a language expressing a certain experience of objects, their structure, their mathematics, a coordinated and utilisable impression of their processes—it is nothing more.” Letters on Yoga

exhortation ::: n. --> The act of practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.
Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition.

explicit ::: a. --> A word formerly used (as finis is now) at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end.
Not implied merely, or conveyed by implication; distinctly stated; plain in language; open to the understanding; clear; not obscure or ambiguous; express; unequivocal; as, an explicit declaration.
Having no disguised meaning or reservation; unreserved; outspoken; -- applied to persons; as, he was earnest and explicit in

explosion ::: n. --> The act of exploding; detonation; a chemical action which causes the sudden formation of a great volume of expanded gas; as, the explosion of gunpowder, of fire damp,etc.
A bursting with violence and loud noise, because of internal pressure; as, the explosion of a gun, a bomb, a steam boiler, etc.
A violent outburst of feeling, manifested by excited language, action, etc.; as, an explosion of wrath.

expression ::: n. --> The act of expressing; the act of forcing out by pressure; as, the expression of juices or oils; also, of extorting or eliciting; as, a forcible expression of truth.
The act of declaring or signifying; declaration; utterance; as, an expression of the public will.
Lively or vivid representation of meaning, sentiment, or feeling, etc.; significant and impressive indication, whether by language, appearance, or gesture; that manner or style which gives life

extravaganza ::: n. --> A composition, as in music, or in the drama, designed to produce effect by its wild irregularity; esp., a musical caricature.
An extravagant flight of sentiment or language.

faucal ::: a. --> Pertaining to the fauces, or opening of the throat; faucial; esp., (Phon.) produced in the fauces, as certain deep guttural sounds found in the Semitic and some other languages.

finnish ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Finland, to the Finns, or to their language. ::: n. --> A Northern Turanian group of languages; the language of the Finns.

"First, we affirm an Absolute as the origin and support and secret Reality of all things. The Absolute Reality is indefinable and ineffable by mental thought and mental language; it is self-existent and self-evident to itself, as all absolutes are self-evident, but our mental affirmatives and negatives, whether taken separatively or together, cannot limit or define it.” The Life Divine

“First, we affirm an Absolute as the origin and support and secret Reality of all things. The Absolute Reality is indefinable and ineffable by mental thought and mental language; it is self-existent and self-evident to itself, as all absolutes are self-evident, but our mental affirmatives and negatives, whether taken separatively or together, cannot limit or define it.” The Life Divine

flemish ::: a. --> Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings. ::: n. --> The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders.

flexible ::: a. --> Capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle.
Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.
Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.

flourish ::: v. i. --> To grow luxuriantly; to increase and enlarge, as a healthy growing plant; a thrive.
To be prosperous; to increase in wealth, honor, comfort, happiness, or whatever is desirable; to thrive; to be prominent and influental; specifically, of authors, painters, etc., to be in a state of activity or production.
To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions; to be flowery.

flowery ::: a. --> Full of flowers; abounding with blossoms.
Highly embellished with figurative language; florid; as, a flowery style.

fluent ::: a. --> Flowing or capable of flowing; liquid; glodding; easily moving.
Ready in the use of words; voluble; copious; having words at command; and uttering them with facility and smoothness; as, a fluent speaker; hence, flowing; voluble; smooth; -- said of language; as, fluent speech. ::: n.

foolahs ::: n. pl. --> Same as Fulahs.
A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is brown or yellowish bronze. They are Mohammedans. Called also Fellatahs, Foulahs, and Fellani. Fulah is also used adjectively; as, Fulah empire, tribes, language.

foreign ::: a. --> Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as, a foreign country; a foreign government.
Not native or belonging to a certain country; born in or belonging to another country, nation, sovereignty, or locality; as, a foreign language; foreign fruits.
Remote; distant; strange; not belonging; not connected; not pertaining or pertient; not appropriate; not harmonious; not agreeable; not congenial; -- with to or from; as, foreign to the

foreignism ::: n. --> Anything peculiar to a foreign language or people; a foreign idiom or custom.

formula ::: n. --> A prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or conventional method in which anything is to be done, arranged, or said.
A written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines.
A rule or principle expressed in algebraic language; as, the binominal formula.
A prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound.

foul-mouthed ::: a. --> Using language scurrilous, opprobrious, obscene, or profane; abusive.

foul-spoken ::: a. --> Using profane, scurrilous, slanderous, or obscene language.

francic ::: a. --> Pertaining to the Franks, or their language; Frankish.

french ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants. ::: n. --> The language spoken in France.
Collectively, the people of France.

frenchism ::: n. --> A French mode or characteristic; an idiom peculiar to the French language.

friesic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Friesland, a province in the northern part of the Netherlands. ::: n. --> The language of the Frisians, a Teutonic people formerly occupying a large part of the coast of Holland and Northwestern Germany. The modern dialects of Friesic are spoken chiefly in the

frisian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Friesland, a province of the Netherlands; Friesic. ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Friesland; also, the language spoken in Friesland. See Friesic, n.

gadhelic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to that division of the Celtic languages, which includes the Irish, Gaelic, and Manx.

gaelic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Gael, esp. to the Celtic Highlanders of Scotland; as, the Gaelic language. ::: n. --> The language of the Gaels, esp. of the Highlanders of Scotland. It is a branch of the Celtic.

geez ::: n. --> The original native name for the ancient Ethiopic language or people. See Ethiopic.

german ::: a. --> Nearly related; closely akin. ::: n. --> A native or one of the people of Germany.
The German language.
A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures.

germanism ::: n. --> An idiom of the German language.
A characteristic of the Germans; a characteristic German mode, doctrine, etc.; rationalism.

germanize ::: v. t. --> To make German, or like what is distinctively German; as, to Germanize a province, a language, a society. ::: v. i. --> To reason or write after the manner of the Germans.

gibberish ::: v. i. --> Rapid and inarticulate talk; unintelligible language; unmeaning words; jargon. ::: a. --> Unmeaning; as, gibberish language.

glossology ::: n. --> The definition and explanation of terms; a glossary.
The science of language; comparative philology; linguistics; glottology.

glottology ::: n. --> The science of tongues or languages; comparative philology; glossology.

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

grammared ::: classified, as the different parts of speech in a language.

grammarian ::: n. --> One versed in grammar, or the construction of languages; a philologist.
One who writes on, or teaches, grammar.

grammar ::: n. --> The science which treats of the principles of language; the study of forms of speech, and their relations to one another; the art concerned with the right use aud application of the rules of a language, in speaking or writing.
The art of speaking or writing with correctness or according to established usage; speech considered with regard to the rules of a grammar.
A treatise on the principles of language; a book

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

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

grecize ::: v. t. --> To render Grecian; also, to cause (a word or phrase in another language) to take a Greek form; as, the name is Grecized.
To translate into Greek. ::: v. i. --> Alt. of Grecianize

greek ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian. ::: n. --> A native, or one of the people, of Greece; a Grecian; also, the language of Greece.
A swindler; a knave; a cheat.
Something unintelligible; as, it was all Greek to me.

guest ::: Sri Aurobindo: " When the Rishis speak of Indra or Agni or Soma in men, they are speaking of the god in his cosmic presence, power or function. This is evident from the very language when they speak of Agni as the immortal in mortals, the immortal Light in men, the inner Warrior, the Guest in human beings.” *Letters on Yoga

Guest ::: “ When the Rishis speak of Indra or Agni or Soma in men, they are speaking of the god in his cosmic presence, power or function. This is evident from the very language when they speak of Agni as the immortal in mortals, the immortal Light in men, the inner Warrior, the Guest in human beings.” Letters on Yoga

guna ::: n. --> In Sanskrit grammar, a lengthening of the simple vowels a, i, e, by prefixing an a element. The term is sometimes used to denote the same vowel change in other languages.

gypsy ::: n. --> One of a vagabond race, whose tribes, coming originally from India, entered Europe in 14th or 15th centry, and are now scattered over Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Spain, England, etc., living by theft, fortune telling, horsejockeying, tinkering, etc. Cf. Bohemian, Romany.
The language used by the gypsies.
A dark-complexioned person.
A cunning or crafty person

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

hebraically ::: adv. --> After the manner of the Hebrews or of the Hebrew language.

hebraic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Hebrews, or to the language of the Hebrews.

hebraism ::: n. --> A Hebrew idiom or custom; a peculiar expression or manner of speaking in the Hebrew language.
The type of character of the Hebrews.

hebraistic ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or resembling, the Hebrew language or idiom.

hebraist ::: n. --> One versed in the Hebrew language and learning.

hebrew ::: n. --> An appellative of Abraham or of one of his descendants, esp. in the line of Jacob; an Israelite; a Jew.
The language of the Hebrews; -- one of the Semitic family of languages. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Hebrews; as, the Hebrew language or

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

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

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

heptaglot ::: n. --> A book in seven languages.

heraldic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to heralds or heraldry; as, heraldic blazoning; heraldic language.

hexapla ::: sing. --> A collection of the Holy Scriptures in six languages or six versions in parallel columns; particularly, the edition of the Old Testament published by Origen, in the 3d century.

hiberno-celtic ::: n. --> The native language of the Irish; that branch of the Celtic languages spoken by the natives of Ireland. Also adj.

highfaluting ::: n. --> High-flown, bombastic language.

high-flown ::: a. --> Elevated; proud.
Turgid; extravagant; bombastic; inflated; as, high-flown language.

himyaritic ::: a. --> Pertaining to Himyar, an ancient king of Yemen, in Arabia, or to his successors or people; as, the Himjaritic characters, language, etc.; applied esp. to certain ancient inscriptions showing the primitive type of the oldest form of the Arabic, still spoken in Southern Arabia.

hindi ::: n. --> The name given by Europeans to that form of the Hindustani language which is chiefly spoken by native Hindoos. In employs the Devanagari character, in which Sanskrit is written.

hindustani ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Hindoos or their language. ::: n. --> The language of Hindostan; the name given by Europeans to the most generally spoken of the modern Aryan languages of India. It is Hindi with the addition of Persian and Arabic words.

hispanic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Spain or its language; as, Hispanic words.

holophrastic ::: a. --> Expressing a phrase or sentence in a single word, -- as is the case in the aboriginal languages of America.

homeliness ::: n. --> Domesticity; care of home.
Familiarity; intimacy.
Plainness; want of elegance or beauty.
Coarseness; simplicity; want of refinement; as, the homeliness of manners, or language.

hottentot ::: n. --> One of a degraded and savage race of South Africa, with yellowish brown complexion, high cheek bones, and wooly hair growing in tufts.
The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for its clicking sounds.

icelandic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Iceland; relating to, or resembling, the Icelanders. ::: n. --> The language of the Icelanders. It is one of the Scandinavian group, and is more nearly allied to the Old Norse than any other language now spoken.

idiomatical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to, or conforming to, the mode of expression peculiar to a language; as, an idiomatic meaning; an idiomatic phrase.

idiom ::: n. --> The syntactical or structural form peculiar to any language; the genius or cast of a language.
An expression conforming or appropriate to the peculiar structural form of a language; in extend use, an expression sanctioned by usage, having a sense peculiar to itself and not agreeing with the logical sense of its structural form; also, the phrase forms peculiar to a particular author.
Dialect; a variant form of a language.

idiotism ::: n. --> An idiom; a form, mode of expression, or signification, peculiar to a language.
Lack of knowledge or mental capacity; idiocy; foolishness.

impertinence ::: n. --> The condition or quality of being impertnent; absence of pertinence, or of adaptedness; irrelevance; unfitness.
Conduct or language unbecoming the person, the society, or the circumstances; rudeness; incivility.
That which is impertinent; a thing out of place, or of no value.

impious ::: a. --> Not pious; wanting piety; irreligious; irreverent; ungodly; profane; wanting in reverence for the Supreme Being; as, an impious deed; impious language.

improper ::: a. --> Not proper; not suitable; not fitted to the circumstances, design, or end; unfit; not becoming; incongruous; inappropriate; indecent; as, an improper medicine; improper thought, behavior, language, dress.
Not peculiar or appropriate to individuals; general; common.
Not according to facts; inaccurate; erroneous.

impropriety ::: n. --> The quality of being improper; unfitness or unsuitableness to character, time place, or circumstances; as, impropriety of behavior or manners.
That which is improper; an unsuitable or improper act, or an inaccurate use of language.

impure ::: a. --> Not pure; not clean; dirty; foul; filthy; containing something which is unclean or unwholesome; mixed or impregnated extraneous substances; adulterated; as, impure water or air; impure drugs, food, etc.
Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed; -- said of persons or things.
Unchaste; lewd; unclean; obscene; as, impure language or ideas.

impurity ::: n. --> The condition or quality of being impure in any sense; defilement; foulness; adulteration.
That which is, or which renders anything, impure; foul matter, action, language, etc.; a foreign ingredient.
Want of ceremonial purity; defilement.

"In a certain sense, to use the relative and suggestive phrasing of our human language, all things are the symbols through which we have to approach and draw nearer to That by which we and they exist.” The Life Divine

“In a certain sense, to use the relative and suggestive phrasing of our human language, all things are the symbols through which we have to approach and draw nearer to That by which we and they exist.” The Life Divine

incorporative ::: a. --> Incorporating or tending to incorporate; as, the incorporative languages (as of the Basques, North American Indians, etc. ) which run a whole phrase into one word.

indecent ::: a. --> Not decent; unfit to be seen or heard; offensive to modesty and delicacy; as, indecent language.

indelicacy ::: n. --> The quality of being indelicate; want of delicacy, or of a nice sense of, or regard for, purity, propriety, or refinement in manners, language, etc.; rudeness; coarseness; also, that which is offensive to refined taste or purity of mind.

indo-european ::: a. --> Aryan; -- applied to the languages of India and Europe which are derived from the prehistoric Aryan language; also, pertaining to the people or nations who speak these languages; as, the Indo-European or Aryan family.

indo-germanic ::: a. --> Same as Aryan, and Indo-European.
Pertaining to or denoting the Teutonic family of languages as related to the Sanskrit, or derived from the ancient Aryan language.

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

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

inexpressible ::: a. --> Not capable of expression or utterance in language; ineffable; unspeakable; indescribable; unutterable; as, inexpressible grief or pleasure.

:::   In India"s languages, they have this OM … which is a marvel. You know what they say? That OM is the totality of the sounds of the creation perceived by the Supreme; He hears OM as a call to Him—as an idea, it"s magnificent! As a symbol, as a … Only …

In India’s languages, they have this OM … which is a marvel. You know what they say? That OM is the totality of the sounds of the creation perceived by the Supreme; He hears OM as a call to Him—as an idea, it’s magnificent! As a symbol, as a … Only …

insolent ::: a. --> Deviating from that which is customary; novel; strange; unusual.
Haughty and contemptuous or brutal in behavior or language; overbearing; domineering; grossly rude or disrespectful; saucy; as, an insolent master; an insolent servant.
Proceeding from or characterized by insolence; insulting; as, insolent words or behavior.

insulting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Insult ::: a. --> Containing, or characterized by, insult or abuse; tending to insult or affront; as, insulting language, treatment, etc.

intemperate ::: a. --> Indulging any appetite or passion to excess; immoderate to enjoyments or exertion.
Specifically, addicted to an excessive or habitual use of alcoholic liquors.
Excessive; ungovernable; inordinate; violent; immoderate; as, intemperate language, zeal, etc.; intemperate weather. ::: v. t.

interpretation ::: n. --> The act of interpreting; explanation of what is obscure; translation; version; construction; as, the interpretation of a foreign language, of a dream, or of an enigma.
The sense given by an interpreter; exposition or explanation given; meaning; as, commentators give various interpretations of the same passage of Scripture.
The power or explaining.
An artist&

interpret ::: v. t. --> To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied esp. to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech.
To apprehend and represent by means of art; to show by illustrative representation; as, an actor interprets the character of Hamlet; a musician interprets a sonata; an artist interprets a

:::   ". . . in the language of the Upanishad, the life-force is the food of the body and the body the food of the life-force; in other words, the life-energy in us both supplies the material by which the form is built up and constantly maintained and renewed and is at the same time constantly using up the substantial form of itself which it thus creates and keeps in existence.” *The Life Divine

“… in the language of the Upanishad, the life-force is the food of the body and the body the food of the life-force; in other words, the life-energy in us both supplies the material by which the form is built up and constantly maintained and renewed and is at the same time constantly using up the substantial form of itself which it thus creates and keeps in existence.” The Life Divine

In this series we explore the words of other languages and list their definitions given by major dictionaries as well as by other disciples and Sri Aurobindo in his letters on Savitri.

inveigh ::: v. i. --> To declaim or rail (against some person or thing); to utter censorious and bitter language; to attack with harsh criticism or reproach, either spoken or written; to use invectives; -- with against; as, to inveigh against character, conduct, manners, customs, morals, a law, an abuse.

iranian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Iran. ::: n. --> A native of Iran; also, the Iranian or Persian language, a division of the Aryan family of languages.

irish ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland. ::: n. sing. & pl. --> The natives or inhabitants of Ireland, esp. the Celtic natives or their descendants.
The language of the Irish; the Hiberno-Celtic.

italian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Italy, or to its people or language. ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Italy.
The language used in Italy, or by the Italians.

italicism ::: n. --> A phrase or idiom peculiar to the Italian language; to Italianism.
The use of Italics.

"It is true that metaphors, symbols, images are constant auxiliaries summoned by the mystic for the expression of his experiences: that is inevitable because he has to express, in a language made or at least developed and manipulated by the mind, the phenomena of a consciousness other than the mental and at once more complex and more subtly concrete.” Letters on Yoga*

“It is true that metaphors, symbols, images are constant auxiliaries summoned by the mystic for the expression of his experiences: that is inevitable because he has to express, in a language made or at least developed and manipulated by the mind, the phenomena of a consciousness other than the mental and at once more complex and more subtly concrete.” Letters on Yoga

japanese ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Japan, or its inhabitants. ::: n. sing. & pl. --> A native or inhabitant of Japan; collectively, the people of Japan.
The language of the people of Japan.

japhetic ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or derived from, Japheth, one of the sons of Noah; as, Japhetic nations, the nations of Europe and Northern Asia; Japhetic languages.

jargon ::: n. --> Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish; hence, an artificial idiom or dialect; cant language; slang.
A variety of zircon. See Zircon. ::: v. i. --> To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.

Jhumur: “You have the same word in French, capte—like a receiver that catches signals. I believe Sri Aurobindo often uses French words with the French connotation. Particularly I have noticed that sometimes he uses the word amour instead of love. When I asked myself why did he have to use a French word here, perhaps because it was a different kind of love, not the usual, something other. Time’s amour-song he says, and not a love song. There is something different about that song. It is not just a love song. It suggests something other when he uses a word from another language. It is not love that we ordinarily understand, he has added a quality of something special or rare or unusual by utilizing the same word but in another language. It gives it another colour.”

junold ::: a. --> See Gimmal. K () the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, is nonvocal consonant. The form and sound of the letter K are from the Latin, which used the letter but little except in the early period of the language. It came into the Latin from the Greek, which received it from a Phoenician source, the ultimate origin probably being Egyptian. Etymologically K is most nearly related to c, g, h (which see).

kickapoos ::: n. pl. --> A tribe of Indians which formerly occupied the region of Northern Illinois, allied in language to the Sacs and Foxes.

labialism ::: n. --> The quality of being labial; as, the labialism of an articulation; conversion into a labial, as of a sound which is different in another language.

language ::: any system of formalized symbols, signs, sounds, gestures, or the like used or conceived as a means of communicating thought, emotion, etc. God-language.

languaged ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Language ::: a. --> Having a language; skilled in language; -- chiefly used in composition.

languageless ::: a. --> Lacking or wanting language; speechless; silent.

language ::: n. --> Any means of conveying or communicating ideas; specifically, human speech; the expression of ideas by the voice; sounds, expressive of thought, articulated by the organs of the throat and mouth.
The expression of ideas by writing, or any other instrumentality.
The forms of speech, or the methods of expressing ideas, peculiar to a particular nation.

languaging ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Language html{color:

lappic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Lapland, or the Lapps. ::: n. --> The language of the Lapps. See Lappish.

lappish ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Lapps; Laplandish. ::: n. --> The language spoken by the Lapps in Lapland. It is related to the Finnish and Hungarian, and is not an Aryan language.

l ::: --> As a numeral, L stands for fifty in the English, as in the Latin language. ::: n. --> An extension at right angles to the length of a main building, giving to the ground plan a form resembling the letter L; sometimes less properly applied to a narrower, or lower, extension in the

latin ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Latium, or to the Latins, a people of Latium; Roman; as, the Latin language.
Of, pertaining to, or composed in, the language used by the Romans or Latins; as, a Latin grammar; a Latin composition or idiom. ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Latium; a Roman.

latinism ::: n. --> A Latin idiom; a mode of speech peculiar to Latin; also, a mode of speech in another language, as English, formed on a Latin model.

latinization ::: n. --> The act or process of Latinizing, as a word, language, or country.

latinly ::: adv. --> In the manner of the Latin language; in correct Latin.

learning ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Learn ::: n. --> The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the learning of telegraphy.
The knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature;

ledden ::: n. --> Language; speech; voice; cry.

letter ::: n. --> One who lets or permits; one who lets anything for hire.
One who retards or hinders.
A mark or character used as the representative of a sound, or of an articulation of the human organs of speech; a first element of written language.
A written or printed communication; a message expressed in intelligible characters on something adapted to conveyance, as paper, parchment, etc.; an epistle.

lettic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Letts; Lettish.
Of or pertaining to a branch of the Slavic family, subdivided into Lettish, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian. ::: n. --> The language of the Letts; Lettish.
The language of the Lettic race, including Lettish,

lettish ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Letts. ::: n. --> The language spoken by the Letts. See Lettic.

lewd ::: superl. --> Not clerical; laic; laical; hence, unlearned; simple.
Belonging to the lower classes, or the rabble; idle and lawless; bad; vicious.
Given to the promiscuous indulgence of lust; dissolute; lustful; libidinous.
Suiting, or proceeding from, lustfulness; involving unlawful sexual desire; as, lewd thoughts, conduct, or language.

lexicon ::: n. --> A vocabulary, or book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language or of a considerable number of them, with the definition of each; a dictionary; especially, a dictionary of the Greek, Hebrew, or Latin language.

lexiphanicism ::: n. --> The use of pretentious words, language, or style.

lingo ::: n. --> Language; speech; dialect.

lingua franca ::: --> The commercial language of the Levant, -- a mixture of the languages of the people of the region and of foreign traders.

linguistical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to language; relating to linguistics, or to the affinities of languages.

linguistics ::: n. --> The science of languages, or of the origin, signification, and application of words; glossology.

linguist ::: n. --> A master of the use of language; a talker.
A person skilled in languages.

lithuanian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Lithuania (formerly a principality united with Poland, but now Russian and Prussian territory). ::: n. --> A native, or one of the people, of Lithuania; also, the language of the Lithuanian people.

liturgy ::: a. --> An established formula for public worship, or the entire ritual for public worship in a church which uses prescribed forms; a formulary for public prayer or devotion. In the Roman Catholic Church it includes all forms and services in any language, in any part of the world, for the celebration of Mass.

livinian ::: n. --> A native or an inhabitant of Livonia; the language (allied to the Finnish) of the Livonians.

lofty ::: superl. --> Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.
Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty.

madecassee ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Madagascar, or Madecassee; the language of the natives of Madagascar. See Malagasy. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Madagascar or its inhabitants.

magyar ::: n. --> One of the dominant people of Hungary, allied to the Finns; a Hungarian.
The language of the Magyars.

mahrati ::: n. --> The language of the Mahrattas; the language spoken in the Deccan and Concan.

mahratta ::: n. --> One of a numerous people inhabiting the southwestern part of India. Also, the language of the Mahrattas; Mahrati. It is closely allied to Sanskrit. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Mahrattas.

maieutical ::: a. --> Serving to assist childbirth.
Fig. : Aiding, or tending to, the definition and interpretation of thoughts or language.

malagasy ::: n. sing. & pl. --> A native or natives of Madagascar; also (sing.), the language.

malayalam ::: n. --> The name given to one the cultivated Dravidian languages, closely related to the Tamil.

malayan ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Malays or their country. ::: n. --> The Malay language.

manchu ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Manchuria or its inhabitants. ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Manchuria; also, the language spoken by the Manchus.

manks ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the language or people of the of Man. ::: n. --> The language spoken in the Isle of Man. See Manx.

mantra ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The mantra as I have tried to describe it in The Future Poetry is a word of power and light that comes from the Overmind inspiration or from some very high plane of Intuition. Its characteristics are a language that conveys infinitely more than the mere surface sense of the words seems to indicate, a rhythm that means even more than the language and is born out of the Infinite and disappears into it, and the power to convey not merely the mental, vital or physical contents or indications or values of the thing uttered, but its significance and figure in some fundamental and original consciousness which is behind all these and greater.” *The Future Poetry

mantra ::: Sri Aurobindo: “The mantra as I have tried to describe it in The Future Poetry is a word of power and light that comes from the Overmind inspiration or from some very high plane of Intuition. Its characteristics are a language that conveys infinitely more than the mere surface sense of the words seems to indicate, a rhythm that means even more than the language and is born out of the Infinite and disappears into it, and the power to convey not merely the mental, vital or physical contents or indications or values of the thing uttered, but its significance and figure in some fundamental and original consciousness which is behind all these and greater.” The Future Poetry

mantra ::: : “The mantra as I have tried to describe it in The Future Poetry is a word of power and light that comes from the Overmind inspiration or from some very high plane of Intuition. Its characteristics are a language that conveys infinitely more than the mere surface sense of the words seems to indicate, a rhythm that means even more than the language and is born out of the Infinite and disappears into it, and the power to convey not merely the mental, vital or physical contents or indications or values of the thing uttered, but its significance and figure in some fundamental and original consciousness which is behind all these and greater.” The Future Poetry

manx ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Isle of Man, or its inhabitants; as, the Manx language. ::: n. --> The language of the inhabitants of the Isle of Man, a dialect of the Celtic.

maori ::: n. --> One of the aboriginal inhabitants of New Zealand; also, the original language of New Zealand. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Maoris or to their language.

maronite ::: n. --> One of a body of nominal Christians, who speak the Arabic language, and reside on Mount Lebanon and in different parts of Syria. They take their name from one Maron of the 6th century.

martinet ::: n. --> In military language, a strict disciplinarian; in general, one who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of discipline, or to forms and fixed methods.
The martin.

mealy-mouthed ::: a. --> Using soft words; plausible; affectedly or timidly delicate of speech; unwilling to tell the truth in plain language.

media ::: n. --> pl. of Medium.
One of the sonant mutes /, /, / (b, d, g), in Greek, or of their equivalents in other languages, so named as intermediate between the tenues, /, /, / (p, t, k), and the aspiratae (aspirates) /, /, / (ph or f, th, ch). Also called middle mute, or medial, and sometimes soft mute. ::: pl.

metagraphy ::: n. --> The art or act of rendering the letters of the alphabet of one language into the possible equivalents of another; transliteration.

metaphrase ::: n. --> A verbal translation; a version or translation from one language into another, word for word; -- opposed to paraphrase.
An answering phrase; repartee.

method ::: n. --> An orderly procedure or process; regular manner of doing anything; hence, manner; way; mode; as, a method of teaching languages; a method of improving the mind.
Orderly arrangement, elucidation, development, or classification; clear and lucid exhibition; systematic arrangement peculiar to an individual.
Classification; a mode or system of classifying natural objects according to certain common characteristics; as, the method of

mind, Ideal Mind ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The link between the spiritual and the lower planes of the being is that which is called in the old Vedantic phraseology the vijñâna and which we may describe in our modern turn of language as the Truth-plane or the ideal mind or supermind. There the One and the Many meet and our being is freely open to the revealing light of the divine Truth and the inspiration of the divine Will and Knowledge.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

mind ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The ‘Mind" in the ordinary use of the word covers indiscriminately the whole consciousness, for man is a mental being and mentalises everything; but in the language of this yoga the words ‘mind" and ‘mental" are used to connote specially the part of the nature which has to do with cognition and intelligence, with ideas, with mental or thought perceptions, the reactions of thought to things, with the truly mental movements and formations, mental vision and will, etc., that are part of his intelligence.” *Letters on Yoga

"Mind in its essence is a consciousness which measures, limits, cuts out forms of things from the indivisible whole and contains them as if each were a separate integer.” The Life Divine

"Mind is an instrument of analysis and synthesis, but not of essential knowledge. Its function is to cut out something vaguely from the unknown Thing in itself and call this measurement or delimitation of it the whole, and again to analyse the whole into its parts which it regards as separate mental objects.” The Life Divine

"The mind proper is divided into three parts — thinking Mind, dynamic Mind, externalising Mind — the former concerned with ideas and knowledge in their own right, the second with the putting out of mental forces for realisation of the idea, the third with the expression of them in life (not only by speech, but by any form it can give).” Letters on Yoga

"The difference between the ordinary mind and the intuitive is that the former, seeking in the darkness or at most by its own unsteady torchlight, first, sees things only as they are presented in that light and, secondly, where it does not know, constructs by imagination, by uncertain inference, by others of its aids and makeshifts things which it readily takes for truth, shadow projections, cloud edifices, unreal prolongations, deceptive anticipations, possibilities and probabilities which do duty for certitudes. The intuitive mind constructs nothing in this artificial fashion, but makes itself a receiver of the light and allows the truth to manifest in it and organise its own constructions.” The Synthesis of Yoga

"He [man] has in him not a single mentality, but a double and a triple, the mind material and nervous, the pure intellectual mind which liberates itself from the illusions of the body and the senses, and a divine mind above intellect which in its turn liberates itself from the imperfect modes of the logically discriminative and imaginative reason.” The Synthesis of Yoga

"Our mind is an observer of actuals, an inventor or discoverer of possibilities, but not a seer of the occult imperatives that necessitate the movements and forms of a creation. . . .” *The Life Divine

"The human mind is an instrument not of truth but of ignorance and error.” Letters on Yoga

"For Mind as we know it is a power of the Ignorance seeking for Truth, groping with difficulty to find it, reaching only mental constructions and representations of it in word and idea, in mind formations, sense formations, — as if bright or shadowy photographs or films of a distant Reality were all that it could achieve.” The Life Divine

The Mother: "The true role of the mind is the formation and organization of action. The mind has a formative and organizing power, and it is that which puts the different elements of inspiration in order for action, for organizing action. And if it would only confine itself to that role, receiving inspirations — whether from above or from the mystic centre of the soul — and simply formulating the plan of action — in broad outline or in minute detail, for the smallest things of life or the great terrestrial organizations — it would amply fulfil its function. It is not an instrument of knowledge. But is can use knowledge for action, to organize action. It is an instrument of organization and formation, very powerful and very capable when it is well developed.” Questions and Answers 1956, MCW Vol. 8.*

mind ::: “The ‘Mind’ in the ordinary use of the word covers indiscriminately the whole consciousness, for man is a mental being and mentalises everything; but in the language of this yoga the words ‘mind’ and ‘mental’ are used to connote specially the part of the nature which has to do with cognition and intelligence, with ideas, with mental or thought perceptions, the reactions of thought to things, with the truly mental movements and formations, mental vision and will, etc., that are part of his intelligence.” Letters on Yoga

misconstruable ::: a. --> Such as can be misconstrued, as language or conduct.

moderate ::: a. --> Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained
Limited in quantity; sparing; temperate; frugal; as, moderate in eating or drinking; a moderate table.
Limited in degree of activity, energy, or excitement; reasonable; calm; slow; as, moderate language; moderate endeavors.
Not extreme in opinion, in partisanship, and the like; as, a moderate Calvinist.

moesogothic ::: a. --> Belonging to the Moesogoths, a branch of the Goths who settled in Moesia. ::: n. --> The language of the Moesogoths; -- also called Gothic.

mongrel ::: n. --> The progeny resulting from a cross between two breeds, as of domestic animals; anything of mixed breed. ::: a. --> Not of a pure breed.
Of mixed kinds; as, mongrel language.

monosyllabic ::: a. --> Being a monosyllable, or composed of monosyllables; as, a monosyllabic word; a monosyllabic language.

moonshee ::: n. --> A Mohammedan professor or teacher of language.

morisco ::: a. --> Moresque. ::: n. --> A thing of Moorish origin; as: (a) The Moorish language. (b) A Moorish dance, now called morris dance. Marston. (c) One who dances the Moorish dance. Shak. (d) Moresque decoration or architecture.

“My researches first convinced me that words, like plants, like animals, are in no sense artificial products, but growths,—living growths of sound with certain seed-sounds as their basis. Out of these seed-sounds develop a small number of primitive root-words with an immense progeny which have their successive generations and arrange themselves in tribes, clans, families, selective groups each having a common stock and a common psychological history. For the factor which presided over the development of language was the association, by the nervous mind of primitive man, of certain general significances or rather of certain general utilities and sense-values with articulate sounds. The process of this association was also in no sense artificial but natural, governed by simple and definite psychological laws.” The Secret of the Veda

national ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general; as, a national government, language, dress, custom, calamity, etc.
Attached to one&

nationality ::: n. --> The quality of being national, or strongly attached to one&

nation ::: n. --> A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock.
The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own.
Family; lineage.
One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe.

native ::: a. --> Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
Of or pertaining to one&

neo-latin ::: a. --> Applied to the Romance languages, as being mostly of Latin origin.

neologist ::: n. --> One who introduces new words or new senses of old words into a language.
An innovator in any doctrine or system of belief, especially in theology; one who introduces or holds doctrines subversive of supernatural or revealed religion; a rationalist, so-called.

neology ::: n. --> The introduction of a new word, or of words or significations, into a language; as, the present nomenclature of chemistry is a remarkable instance of neology.
A new doctrine; esp. (Theol.), a doctrine at variance with the received interpretation of revealed truth; a new method of theological interpretation; rationalism.

nonsense ::: n. --> That which is not sense, or has no sense; words, or language, which have no meaning, or which convey no intelligible ideas; absurdity.
Trifles; things of no importance.

norse ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to ancient Scandinavia, or to the language spoken by its inhabitants. ::: n. --> The Norse language.

norwegian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Norway, its inhabitants, or its language. ::: n. --> A native of Norway.
That branch of the Scandinavian language spoken in Norway.

Note that all definitions are taken from the Lexicon of an Infinite Mind, published by the Savitri Foundation and available through Amazon and Create Space. Words that have gravitated in the English language and are well used, such as those from classical mythology, Dionysian, Circean, etc. are not included.

"Nothing can be more remarkable and suggestive than the extent to which modern Science confirms in the domain of Matter the conceptions and even the very formulae of language which were arrived at, by a very different method, in the Vedanta, — the original Vedanta, not of the schools of metaphysical philosophy, but of the Upanishads. And these, on the other hand, often reveal their full significance, their richer contents only when they are viewed in the new light shed by the discoveries of modern Science, — for instance, that Vedantic expression which describes things in the Cosmos as one seed arranged by the universal Energy in multitudinous forms.(1) Significant, especially, is the drive of Science towards a Monism which is consistent with multiplicity, towards the Vedic idea of the one essence with its many becomings.” The Life Divine

“Nothing can be more remarkable and suggestive than the extent to which modern Science confirms in the domain of Matter the conceptions and even the very formulae of language which were arrived at, by a very different method, in the Vedanta,—the original Vedanta, not of the schools of metaphysical philosophy, but of the Upanishads. And these, on the other hand, often reveal their full significance, their richer contents only when they are viewed in the new light shed by the discoveries of modern Science,—for instance, that Vedantic expression which describes things in the Cosmos as one seed arranged by the universal Energy in multitudinous forms.(1) Significant, especially, is the drive of Science towards a Monism which is consistent with multiplicity, towards the Vedic idea of the one essence with its many becomings.” The Life Divine

o ::: 1. Used before a name or noun in direct address, esp. in solemn or poetic language, to lend earnestness. 2. Used to express surprise or strong emotion.

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

obscene ::: a/ --> Offensive to chastity or modesty; expressing of presenting to the mind or view something which delicacy, purity, and decency forbid to be exposed; impure; as, obscene language; obscene pictures.
Foul; fifthy; disgusting.
Inauspicious; ill-omened.

oe ::: --> a diphthong, employed in the Latin language, and thence in the English language, as the representative of the Greek diphthong oi. In many words in common use, e alone stands instead of /. Classicists prefer to write the diphthong oe separate in Latin words.

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

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

orientalism ::: n. --> Any system, doctrine, custom, expression, etc., peculiar to Oriental people.
Knowledge or use of Oriental languages, history, literature, etc.

orientalist ::: n. --> An inhabitant of the Eastern parts of the world; an Oriental.
One versed in Eastern languages, literature, etc.; as, the Paris Congress of Orientalists.

oscan ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Osci, a primitive people of Campania, a province of ancient Italy. ::: n. --> The language of the Osci.

ostic ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or applied to, the language of the Tuscaroras, Iroquois, Wyandots, Winnebagoes, and a part of the Sioux Indians.

overlanguaged ::: a. --> Employing too many words; diffuse.

ozonous ::: a. --> Pertaining to or containing, ozone. P () the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal consonant whose form and value come from the Latin, into which language the letter was brought, through the ancient Greek, from the Phoenician, its probable origin being Egyptian. Etymologically P is most closely related to b, f, and v; as hobble, hopple; father, paternal; recipient, receive. See B, F, and M.

pali ::: n. --> pl. of Palus.
A dialect descended from Sanskrit, and like that, a dead language, except when used as the sacred language of the Buddhist religion in Farther India, etc. ::: pl. --> of Palus

parody ::: n. --> A writing in which the language or sentiment of an author is mimicked; especially, a kind of literary pleasantry, in which what is written on one subject is altered, and applied to another by way of burlesque; travesty.
A popular maxim, adage, or proverb. ::: v. t.

pasilaly ::: n. --> A form of speech adapted to be used by all mankind; universal language.

persian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Persia.
The language spoken in Persia.
A thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings.

persic ::: a. --> Of or relating to Persia. ::: n. --> The Persian language.

philologize ::: v. i. --> To study, or make critical comments on, language.

philology ::: n. --> Criticism; grammatical learning.
The study of language, especially in a philosophical manner and as a science; the investigation of the laws of human speech, the relation of different tongues to one another, and historical development of languages; linguistic science.
A treatise on the science of language.

phonotypy ::: n. --> A method of phonetic printing of the English language, as devised by Mr. Pitman, in which nearly all the ordinary letters and many new forms are employed in order to indicate each elementary sound by a separate character.

picturesque ::: a. --> Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture; representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate to a picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture, natural or artificial; graphic; vivid; as, a picturesque scene or attitude; picturesque language.

plan ::: a. --> A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram.
A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition.
A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

platitude ::: n. --> The quality or state of being flat, thin, or insipid; flat commonness; triteness; staleness of ideas of language.
A thought or remark which is flat, dull, trite, or weak; a truism; a commonplace.

pleonasm ::: n. --> Redundancy of language in speaking or writing; the use of more words than are necessary to express the idea; as, I saw it with my own eyes.

plum ::: n. --> The edible drupaceous fruit of the Prunus domestica, and of several other species of Prunus; also, the tree itself, usually called plum tree.
A grape dried in the sun; a raisin.
A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant language, the sum of £100,000 sterling; also, the person possessing it.

poem ::: n. --> A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and characterized by imagination and poetic diction; -- contradistinguished from prose; as, the poems of Homer or of Milton.
A composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem; the poems of Ossian.

poetry ::: n. --> The art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in thought and in expression.
Imaginative language or composition, whether expressed rhythmically or in prose. Specifically: Metrical composition; verse; rhyme; poems collectively; as, heroic poetry; dramatic poetry; lyric or Pindaric poetry.

polish ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants. ::: n. --> The language of the Poles.
A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster.
Anything used to produce a gloss.

polonaise ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Poles, or to Poland. ::: n. --> The Polish language.
An article of dress for women, consisting of a body and an outer skirt in one piece.
A stately Polish dance tune, in 3-4 measure, beginning

polyglot ::: a. --> Containing, or made up, of, several languages; as, a polyglot lexicon, Bible.
Versed in, or speaking, many languages. ::: n. --> One who speaks several languages.
A book containing several versions of the same text, or

polyglottous ::: a. --> Speaking many languages; polyglot.

polysynthesis ::: n. --> The act or process of combining many separate elements into a whole.
The formation of a word by the combination of several simple words, as in the aboriginal languages of America; agglutination.

prakrit ::: n. --> Any one of the popular dialects descended from, or akin to, Sanskrit; -- in distinction from the Sanskrit, which was used as a literary and learned language when no longer spoken by the people. Pali is one of the Prakrit dialects.

presentable ::: a. --> Capable or admitting of being presented; suitable to be exhibited, represented, or offered; fit to be brought forward or set forth; hence, fitted to be introduced to another, or to go into society; as, ideas that are presentable in simple language; she is not presentable in such a gown.
Admitting of the presentation of a clergiman; as, a church presentable.

profane ::: a. --> Not sacred or holy; not possessing peculiar sanctity; unconsecrated; hence, relating to matters other than sacred; secular; -- opposed to sacred, religious, or inspired; as, a profane place.
Unclean; impure; polluted; unholy.
Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; irreverent; impious.
Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or

profaneness ::: n. --> The quality or state of being profane; especially, the use of profane language.

profaner ::: n. --> One who treats sacred things with irreverence, or defiles what is holy; one who uses profane language.

profanity ::: n. --> The quality or state of being profane; profaneness; irreverence; esp., the use of profane language; blasphemy.
That which is profane; profane language or acts.

pronounce ::: v. t. --> To utter articulately; to speak out or distinctly; to utter, as words or syllables; to speak with the proper sound and accent as, adults rarely learn to pronounce a foreign language correctly.
To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death.
To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration.
To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to

propriety ::: n. --> Individual right to hold property; ownership by personal title; property.
That which is proper or peculiar; an inherent property or quality; peculiarity.
The quality or state of being proper; suitableness to an acknowledged or correct standard or rule; consonance with established principles, rules, or customs; fitness; appropriateness; as, propriety of behavior, language, manners, etc.

prose ::: n. --> The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing; language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; -- contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition.
Hence, language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass. See Sequence.

provinciality ::: n. --> The quality or state of being provincial; peculiarity of language characteristic of a province.

pundit ::: n. --> A learned man; a teacher; esp., a Brahman versed in the Sanskrit language, and in the science, laws, and religion of the Hindoos; in Cashmere, any clerk or native official.

purana ::: n. --> One of a class of sacred Hindoo poetical works in the Sanskrit language which treat of the creation, destruction, and renovation of worlds, the genealogy and achievements of gods and heroes, the reigns of the Manus, and the transactions of their descendants. The principal Puranas are eighteen in number, and there are the same number of supplementary books called Upa Puranas.

purism ::: n. --> Rigid purity; the quality of being affectedly pure or nice, especially in the choice of language; over-solicitude as to purity.

purist ::: n. --> One who aims at excessive purity or nicety, esp. in the choice of language.
One who maintains that the New Testament was written in pure Greek.

  "Purity means freedom from soil or mixture. The divine Purity is that in which there is no mixture of the turbid ignorant movements of the lower nature. Ordinarily, purity is used to mean (in the common language) freedom from sexual passion and impulse.” *Letters on Yoga

“Purity means freedom from soil or mixture. The divine Purity is that in which there is no mixture of the turbid ignorant movements of the lower nature. Ordinarily, purity is used to mean (in the common language) freedom from sexual passion and impulse.” Letters on Yoga

rabbinic ::: a. --> Alt. of Rabbinical ::: n. --> The language or dialect of the rabbins; the later Hebrew.

rabbinical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the rabbins or rabbis, or pertaining to the opinions, learning, or language of the rabbins.

rabbinism ::: n. --> A rabbinic expression or phraseology; a peculiarity of the language of the rabbins.
The teachings and traditions of the rabbins.

racy ::: superl. --> Having a strong flavor indicating origin; of distinct characteristic taste; tasting of the soil; hence, fresh; rich.
Hence: Exciting to the mental taste by a strong or distinctive character of thought or language; peculiar and piquant; fresh and lively.

railer ::: n. --> One who rails; one who scoffs, insults, censures, or reproaches with opprobrious language.

railingly ::: adv. --> With scoffing or insulting language.

raillery ::: n. --> Pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment.

rant ::: v. i. --> To rave in violent, high-sounding, or extravagant language, without dignity of thought; to be noisy, boisterous, and bombastic in talk or declamation; as, a ranting preacher. ::: n. --> High-sounding language, without importance or dignity of thought; boisterous, empty declamation; bombast; as, the rant of

rasp ::: v. t. --> To rub or file with a rasp; to rub or grate with a rough file; as, to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to powder.
Hence, figuratively: To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language; as, some sounds rasp the ear; his insults rasped my temper. ::: v.

realty ::: n. --> Royalty.
Loyalty; faithfulness.
Immobility, or the fixed, permanent nature of real property; as, chattels which savor of the realty; -- so written in legal language for reality.
Real estate; a piece of real property.

refined ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Refine ::: a. --> Freed from impurities or alloy; purifed; polished; cultured; delicate; as; refined gold; refined language; refined sentiments.

refine ::: v. t. --> To reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; to free from impurities; to free from dross or alloy; to separate from extraneous matter; to purify; to defecate; as, to refine gold or silver; to refine iron; to refine wine or sugar.
To purify from what is gross, coarse, vulgar, inelegant, low, and the like; to make elegant or exellent; to polish; as, to refine the manners, the language, the style, the taste, the intellect, or the moral feelings.

resiled ::: “It is a perfectly good English word, meaning originally to leap back, rebound (like an elastic)—so to draw back from, recoil, retreat (in military language it means to fall back from a position gained or to one’s original position): but it is specially used for withdrawing from a contract, agreement, previous statement.” Letters on Savitri.

resiled ::: Sri Aurobindo: "It is a perfectly good English word, meaning originally to leap back, rebound (like an elastic) — so to draw back from, recoil, retreat (in military language it means to fall back from a position gained or to one"s original position): but it is specially used for withdrawing from a contract, agreement, previous statement.” Letters on Savitri.

retranslate ::: v. t. --> To translate anew; especially, to translate back into the original language.

revilement ::: n. --> The act of reviling; also, contemptuous language; reproach; abuse.

revile ::: v. t. & i. --> To address or abuse with opprobrious and contemptuous language; to reproach. ::: n. --> Reproach; reviling.

rhetoric ::: n. --> The art of composition; especially, elegant composition in prose.
Oratory; the art of speaking with propriety, elegance, and force.
Hence, artificial eloquence; fine language or declamation without conviction or earnest feeling.
Fig. : The power of persuasion or attraction; that which allures or charms.

rhotacism ::: n. --> An oversounding, or a misuse, of the letter r; specifically (Phylol.), the tendency, exhibited in the Indo-European languages, to change s to r, as wese to were. html{color:

rhyme ::: n. --> An expression of thought in numbers, measure, or verse; a composition in verse; a rhymed tale; poetry; harmony of language.
Correspondence of sound in the terminating words or syllables of two or more verses, one succeeding another immediately or at no great distance. The words or syllables so used must not begin with the same consonant, or if one begins with a vowel the other must begin with a consonant. The vowel sounds and accents must be the same, as also the sounds of the final consonants if there be any.

ribaldry ::: n. --> The talk of a ribald; low, vulgar language; indecency; obscenity; lewdness; -- now chiefly applied to indecent language, but formerly, as by Chaucer, also to indecent acts or conduct.

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

romanic ::: n. --> Of or pertaining to Rome or its people.
Of or pertaining to any or all of the various languages which, during the Middle Ages, sprung out of the old Roman, or popular form of Latin, as the Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Provencal, etc.
Related to the Roman people by descent; -- said especially of races and nations speaking any of the Romanic tongues.

romansch ::: n. --> The language of the Grisons in Switzerland, a corruption of the Latin.

romany ::: n. --> A gypsy.
The language spoken among themselves by the gypsies.

rune ::: n. --> A letter, or character, belonging to the written language of the ancient Norsemen, or Scandinavians; in a wider sense, applied to the letters of the ancient nations of Northern Europe in general.
Old Norse poetry expressed in runes.

russian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Russia, its inhabitants, or language. ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Russia; the language of Russia.

russ ::: n. sing. & pl. --> A Russian, or the Russians.
The language of the Russians. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Russians.

samaritan ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Samaria, in Palestine. ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Samaria; also, the language of Samaria.

sanskrit ::: n. --> The ancient language of the Hindoos, long since obsolete in vernacular use, but preserved to the present day as the literary and sacred dialect of India. It is nearly allied to the Persian, and to the principal languages of Europe, classical and modern, and by its more perfect preservation of the roots and forms of the primitive language from which they are all descended, is a most important assistance in determining their history and relations. Cf. Prakrit, and Veda.

satirical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to satire; of the nature of satire; as, a satiric style.
Censorious; severe in language; sarcastic; insulting.

saxonism ::: n. --> An idiom of the Saxon or Anglo-Saxon language.

saxonist ::: n. --> One versed in the Saxon language.

saxon ::: n. --> One of a nation or people who formerly dwelt in the northern part of Germany, and who, with other Teutonic tribes, invaded and conquered England in the fifth and sixth centuries.
Also used in the sense of Anglo-Saxon.
A native or inhabitant of modern Saxony.
The language of the Saxons; Anglo-Saxon. ::: a.

scoff ::: n. --> Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.
An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.
To show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by derisive acts or language; -- often with at. ::: v. t.

scotch ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish. ::: n. --> The dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of Scotland.
Collectively, the people of Scotland.

scottish ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Scotland, their country, or their language; as, Scottish industry or economy; a Scottish chief; a Scottish dialect.

scurrile ::: a. --> Such as befits a buffoon or vulgar jester; grossly opprobrious or loudly jocose in language; scurrilous; as, scurrile taunts.

scurrility ::: n. --> The quality or state of being scurrile or scurrilous; mean, vile, or obscene jocularity.
That which is scurrile or scurrilous; gross or obscene language; low buffoonery; vulgar abuse.

scurrilous ::: a. --> Using the low and indecent language of the meaner sort of people, or such as only the license of buffoons can warrant; as, a scurrilous fellow.
Containing low indecency or abuse; mean; foul; vile; obscenely jocular; as, scurrilous language.

scythian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Scythia (a name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia), or its language or inhabitants. ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Scythia; specifically (Ethnol.), one of a Slavonic race which in early times occupied Eastern

sea language ::: --> The peculiar language or phraseology of seamen; sailor&

seed-sounds ::: Sri Aurobindo: "My researches first convinced me that words, like plants, like animals, are in no sense artificial products, but growths, — living growths of sound with certain seed-sounds as their basis. Out of these seed-sounds develop a small number of primitive root-words with an immense progeny which have their successive generations and arrange themselves in tribes, clans, families, selective groups each having a common stock and a common psychological history. For the factor which presided over the development of language was the association, by the nervous mind of primitive man, of certain general significances or rather of certain general utilities and sense-values with articulate sounds. The process of this association was also in no sense artificial but natural, governed by simple and definite psychological laws.” *The Secret of the Veda

semiotic ::: a. --> Relating to signs or indications; pertaining to the language of signs, or to language generally as indicating thought.
Of or pertaining to the signs or symptoms of diseases.
Same as Semeiotic.

semi-saxon ::: a. --> Half Saxon; -- specifically applied to the language intermediate between Saxon and English, belonging to the period 1150-1250.

siamese ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Siam, its native people, or their language. ::: n. sing. & pl. --> A native or inhabitant of Siam; pl., the people of Siam.
The language of the Siamese.

silken ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; as, silken cloth; a silken veil.
Fig.: Soft; delicate; tender; smooth; as, silken language.
Dressed in silk. ::: v. t. --> To render silken or silklike.

simplicity ::: n. --> The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.
The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.
Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.
Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language;

sinological ::: a. --> Relating to the Chinese language or literature.

sinologue ::: n. --> A student of Chinese; one versed in the Chinese language, literature, and history.

sinology ::: n. --> That branch of systemized knowledge which treats of the Chinese, their language, literature, etc.

slang ::: --> imp. of Sling. Slung.
of Sling ::: n. --> Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.
A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.
Low, vulgar, unauthorized language; a popular but

slavic ::: a. --> Slavonic. ::: n. --> The group of allied languages spoken by the Slavs.

slavonic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Slavonia, or its inhabitants.
Of or pertaining to the Slavs, or their language.

solecism ::: n. --> An impropriety or incongruity of language in the combination of words or parts of a sentence; esp., deviation from the idiom of a language or from the rules of syntax.
Any inconsistency, unfitness, absurdity, or impropriety, as in deeds or manners.

soul ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The word ‘soul", as also the word ‘psychic", is used very vaguely and in many different senses in the English language. More often than not, in ordinary parlance, no clear distinction is made between mind and soul and often there is an even more serious confusion, for the vital being of desire — the false soul or desire-soul — is intended by the words ‘soul" and ‘psychic" and not the true soul, the psychic being.” *Letters on Yoga

  "The word soul is very vaguely used in English — as it often refers to the whole non-physical consciousness including even the vital with all its desires and passions. That was why the word psychic being has to be used so as to distinguish this divine portion from the instrumental parts of the nature.” *Letters on Yoga

  "The word soul has various meanings according to the context; it may mean the Purusha supporting the formation of Prakriti, which we call a being, though the proper word would be rather a becoming; it may mean, on the other hand, specifically the psychic being in an evolutionary creature like man; it may mean the spark of the Divine which has been put into Matter by the descent of the Divine into the material world and which upholds all evolving formations here.” *Letters on Yoga

  "A distinction has to be made between the soul in its essence and the psychic being. Behind each and all there is the soul which is the spark of the Divine — none could exist without that. But it is quite possible to have a vital and physical being supported by such a soul essence but without a clearly evolved psychic being behind it.” *Letters on Yoga

  "The soul and the psychic being are practically the same, except that even in things which have not developed a psychic being, there is still a spark of the Divine which can be called the soul. The psychic being is called in Sanskrit the Purusha in the heart or the Chaitya Purusha. (The psychic being is the soul developing in the evolution.)” *Letters on Yoga

  "The soul or spark is there before the development of an organised vital and mind. The soul is something of the Divine that descends into the evolution as a divine Principle within it to support the evolution of the individual out of the Ignorance into the Light. It develops in the course of the evolution a psychic individual or soul individuality which grows from life to life, using the evolving mind, vital and body as its instruments. It is the soul that is immortal while the rest disintegrates; it passes from life to life carrying its experience in essence and the continuity of the evolution of the individual.” *Letters on Yoga

  ". . . for the soul is seated within and impervious to the shocks of external events. . . .” *Essays on the Gita

  ". . . 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 or ignorant smallness of the physical consciousness, the mistaken surenesses of the mind or the arrogance and vehemence of the vital nature.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

". . . the soul is an eternal portion of the Supreme and not a fraction of Nature.” The Life Divine

"The true soul secret in us, — subliminal, we have said, but the word is misleading, for this presence is not situated below the threshold of waking mind, but rather burns in the temple of the inmost heart behind the thick screen of an ignorant mind, life and body, not subliminal but behind the veil, — this veiled psychic entity is the flame of the Godhead always alight within us, inextinguishable even by that dense unconsciousness of any spiritual self within which obscures our outward nature. It is a flame born out of the Divine and, luminous inhabitant of the Ignorance, grows in it till it is able to turn it towards the Knowledge. It is the concealed Witness and Control, the hidden Guide, the Daemon of Socrates, the inner light or inner voice of the mystic. It is that which endures and is imperishable in us from birth to birth, untouched by death, decay or corruption, an indestructible spark of the Divine.” The Life Divine

*Soul, soul"s, Soul"s, souls, soulless, soul-bridals, soul-change, soul-force, Soul-Forces, soul-ground, soul-joy, soul-nature, soul-range, soul-ray, soul-scapes, soul-scene, soul-sense, soul-severance, soul-sight, soul-slaying, soul-space,, soul-spaces, soul-strength, soul-stuff, soul-truth, soul-vision, soul-wings, world-soul, World-Soul.

soul ::: “The word ‘soul’, as also the word ‘psychic’, is used very vaguely and in many different senses in the English language. More often than not, in ordinary parlance, no clear distinction is made between mind and soul and often there is an even more serious confusion, for the vital being of desire—the false soul or desire-soul—is intended by the words ‘soul’ and ‘psychic’ and not the true soul, the psychic being.” Letters on Yoga

spanish ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards. ::: n. --> The language of Spain.

speech ::: n. --> The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the faculty of expressing thoughts by words or articulate sounds; the power of speaking.
he act of speaking; that which is spoken; words, as expressing ideas; language; conversation.
A particular language, as distinct from others; a tongue; a dialect.
Talk; mention; common saying.

squaw ::: n. --> A female; a woman; -- in the language of Indian tribes of the Algonquin family, correlative of sannup.

Sri Aurobindo, Avatar and Poet Supreme, has enriched Savitri, his magnum opus, with words from a number of languages. In fact he has also coined words when no word would suffice to convey the mantric power and meaning required.

Sri Aurobindo: “The legend of the Tower of Babel speaks of the diversity of tongues as a curse laid on the race; but whatever its disadvantages, and they tend more and more to be minimised by the growth of civilisation and increasing intercourse, it has been rather a blessing than a curse, a gift to mankind rather than a disability laid upon it. The purposeless exaggeration of anything is always an evil, and an excessive pullulation of varying tongues that serve no purpose in the expression of a real diversity of spirit and culture is certainly a stumbling-block rather than a help: but this excess, though it existed in the past, is hardly a possibility of the future. The tendency is rather in the opposite direction. In former times diversity of language helped to create a barrier to knowledge and sympathy, was often made the pretext even of an actual antipathy and tended to a too rigid division. The lack of sufficient interpenetration kept up both a passive want of understanding and a fruitful crop of active misunderstandings. But this was an inevitable evil of a particular stage of growth, an exaggeration of the necessity that then existed for the vigorous development of strongly individualised group-souls in the human race. These disadvantages have not yet been abolished, but with closer intercourse and the growing desire of men and nations for the knowledge of each other’s thought and spirit and personality, they have diminished and tend to diminish more and more and there is no reason why in the end they should not become inoperative.” The Human Cycle. Babel-builders’.

Sri Aurobindo: “The link between the spiritual and the lower planes of the being is that which is called in the old Vedantic phraseology the vijñâna and which we may describe in our modern turn of language as the Truth-plane or the ideal mind or supermind. There the One and the Many meet and our being is freely open to the revealing light of the divine Truth and the inspiration of the divine Will and Knowledge.” The Synthesis of Yoga

statement ::: n. --> The act of stating, reciting, or presenting, orally or in paper; as, to interrupt a speaker in the statement of his case.
That which is stated; a formal embodiment in language of facts or opinions; a narrative; a recital.

steven ::: n. --> Voice; speech; language.
An outcry; a loud call; a clamor.

sublime ::: adj. 1. Elevated or lofty in thought, language, etc.; exalted, noble, refined. 2. Of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth. 3. Supreme; outstanding; perfect. n. 4. The realm of things that are sublime; the greatest or supreme degree. sublimer.

syllable ::: a unit of spoken language consisting of a single uninterrupted sound formed by a vowel, diphthong, or syllabic consonant alone, or by any of these sounds preceded, followed, or surrounded by one or more consonants. syllables.

tamil ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Tamils, or to their language. ::: n. --> One of a Dravidian race of men native of Northern Ceylon and Southern India.
The Tamil language, the most important of the Dravidian languages. See Dravidian, a.

targum ::: n. --> A translation or paraphrase of some portion of the Old Testament Scriptures in the Chaldee or Aramaic language or dialect.

tart ::: v. t. --> Sharp to the taste; acid; sour; as, a tart apple.
Fig.: Sharp; keen; severe; as, a tart reply; tart language; a tart rebuke. ::: n. --> A species of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie.

telugu ::: n. --> A Darvidian language spoken in the northern parts of the Madras presidency. In extent of use it is the next language after Hindustani (in its various forms) and Bengali.
One of the people speaking the Telugu language. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Telugu language, or the Telugus.

temperate ::: v. t. --> Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.
Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language.
Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.
Proceeding from temperance.
To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to

tenuis ::: n. --> One of the three surd mutes /, /, /; -- so called in relation to their respective middle letters, or medials, /, /, /, and their aspirates, /, /, /. The term is also applied to the corresponding letters and articulate elements in other languages.

terse ::: superl. --> Appearing as if rubbed or wiped off; rubbed; smooth; polished.
Refined; accomplished; -- said of persons.
Elegantly concise; free of superfluous words; polished to smoothness; as, terse language; a terse style.

testament ::: n. --> A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to disposal of his estate and effects after his death.
One of the two distinct revelations of God&

tetrapla ::: sing. --> A Bible consisting of four different Greek versions arranged in four columns by Origen; hence, any version in four languages or four columns.

teutonic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Teutons, esp. the ancient Teutons; Germanic.
Of or pertaining to any of the Teutonic languages, or the peoples who speak these languages. ::: n. --> The language of the ancient Germans; the Teutonic

"The elementary state of material Force is, in the view of the old Indian physicists, a condition of pure material extension in Space of which the peculiar property is vibration typified to us by the phenomenon of sound. But vibration in this state of ether is not sufficient to create forms. There must first be some obstruction in the flow of the Force ocean, some contraction and expansion, some interplay of vibrations, some impinging of force upon force so as to create a beginning of fixed relations and mutual effects. Material Force modifying its first ethereal status assumes a second, called in the old language the aerial, of which the special property is contact between force and force, contact that is the basis of all material relations. Still we have not as yet real forms but only varying forces. A sustaining principle is needed. This is provided by a third self-modification of the primitive Force of which the principle of light, electricity, fire and heat is for us the characteristic manifestation. Even then, we can have forms of force preserving their own character and peculiar action, but not stable forms of Matter. A fourth state characterised by diffusion and a first medium of permanent attractions and repulsions, termed picturesquely water or the liquid state, and a fifth of cohesion, termed earth or the solid state, complete the necessary elements.” The Life Divine*

“The elementary state of material Force is, in the view of the old Indian physicists, a condition of pure material extension in Space of which the peculiar property is vibration typified to us by the phenomenon of sound. But vibration in this state of ether is not sufficient to create forms. There must first be some obstruction in the flow of the Force ocean, some contraction and expansion, some interplay of vibrations, some impinging of force upon force so as to create a beginning of fixed relations and mutual effects. Material Force modifying its first ethereal status assumes a second, called in the old language the aerial, of which the special property is contact between force and force, contact that is the basis of all material relations. Still we have not as yet real forms but only varying forces. A sustaining principle is needed. This is provided by a third self-modification of the primitive Force of which the principle of light, electricity, fire and heat is for us the characteristic manifestation. Even then, we can have forms of force preserving their own character and peculiar action, but not stable forms of Matter. A fourth state characterised by diffusion and a first medium of permanent attractions and repulsions, termed picturesquely water or the liquid state, and a fifth of cohesion, termed earth or the solid state, complete the necessary elements.” The Life Divine

"The Gita in later chapters speaks highly of the Veda and the Upanishads. They are divine Scriptures, they are the Word. The Lord himself is the knower of Veda and the author of Vedanta, vedavid vedântakrt; the Lord is the one object of knowledge in all the Vedas, sarvair vedair aham eva vedyah, a language which implies that the word Veda means the book of knowledge and that these Scriptures deserve their appellation.” Essays on the Gita

“The Gita in later chapters speaks highly of the Veda and the Upanishads. They are divine Scriptures, they are the Word. The Lord himself is the knower of Veda and the author of Vedanta, vedavid vedântakrt; the Lord is the one object of knowledge in all the Vedas, sarvair vedair aham eva vedyah, a language which implies that the word Veda means the book of knowledge and that these Scriptures deserve their appellation.” Essays on the Gita

“The Gita in later chapters speaks highly of the Veda and the Upanishads. They are divine Scriptures, they are the Word. The Lord himself is the knower of Veda and the author of Vedanta, vedavidvedântakrt; the Lord is the one object of knowledge in all the Vedas, sarvairvedairahamevavedyah, a language which implies that the word Veda means the book of knowledge and that these Scriptures deserve their appellation.” Essays on the Gita

the linguistic usage that is grammatical and natural to native speakers of a language.

"There are, we might say, two beings in us, one on the surface, our ordinary exterior mind, life, body consciousness, another behind the veil, an inner mind, an inner life, an inner physical consciousness constituting another or inner self. This inner self once awake opens in its turn to our true real eternal self. It opens inwardly to the soul, called in the language of this yoga the psychic being which supports our successive births and at each birth assumes a new mind, life and body. It opens above to the Self or Spirit which is unborn and by conscious recovery of it we transcend the changing personality and achieve freedom and full mastery over our nature.” Letters on Yoga

“There are, we might say, two beings in us, one on the surface, our ordinary exterior mind, life, body consciousness, another behind the veil, an inner mind, an inner life, an inner physical consciousness constituting another or inner self. This inner self once awake opens in its turn to our true real eternal self. It opens inwardly to the soul, called in the language of this yoga the psychic being which supports our successive births and at each birth assumes a new mind, life and body. It opens above to the Self or Spirit which is unborn and by conscious recovery of it we transcend the changing personality and achieve freedom and full mastery over our nature.” Letters on Yoga

thine ::: pron. & a. --> A form of the possessive case of the pronoun thou, now superseded in common discourse by your, the possessive of you, but maintaining a place in solemn discourse, in poetry, and in the usual language of the Friends, or Quakers.

This inner self once awoke opens in its turn to our true real eternal self. It opens inw-ardly to the soul, called in the language of this yoga the psychic being which supports our successive births and at each birth assumes a new mind, life and body.

This tendency to irrational sadness and despondency and these imaginations, fears and perverse reasonings — always repeating, if you will take careful notice, the same movements, ideas and feelings and even the same language and phrases like a machine

though ::: conj. --> Granting, admitting, or supposing that; notwithstanding that; if. ::: adv. --> However; nevertheless; notwithstanding; -- used in familiar language, and in the middle or at the end of a sentence.

"Thought is quite possible without words. Children have thoughts, animals too — thoughts can take another form than words. Thought perceptions come first — language comes to express the perceptions and itself leads to fresh thoughts.” Letters on Yoga*

“Thought is quite possible without words. Children have thoughts, animals too—thoughts can take another form than words. Thought perceptions come first—language comes to express the perceptions and itself leads to fresh thoughts.” Letters on Yoga

tirade ::: n. --> A declamatory strain or flight of censure or abuse; a rambling invective; an oration or harangue abounding in censorious and bitter language.

tongue ::: 1. The fleshy, movable, muscular organ, attached in most vertebrates to the floor of the mouth, that is the principal organ of taste, an aid in chewing and swallowing, and, in humans, an important organ of speech. 2. A spoken language or dialect. 3. Style or quality of utterance 4. Any long thin projection that is transient, as a flame. 5. A long and narrow projecting strip of something. tongues.

tongue ::: n. --> an organ situated in the floor of the mouth of most vertebrates and connected with the hyoid arch.
The power of articulate utterance; speech.
Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.
Honorable discourse; eulogy.
A language; the whole sum of words used by a particular nation; as, the English tongue.
Speech; words or declarations only; -- opposed to thoughts

traduce ::: v. t. --> To transfer; to transmit; to hand down; as, to traduce mental qualities to one&

traduction ::: n. --> Transmission from one to another.
Translation from one language to another.
Derivation by descent; propagation.
The act of transferring; conveyance; transportation.
A process of reasoning in which each conclusion applies to just such an object as each of the premises applies to.

translatable ::: a. --> Capable of being translated, or rendered into another language.

translate ::: 1. To transfer from one place or condition to another. 2. To express or be capable of being expressed in another language or dialect. 3. To put into simpler terms; explain or interpret. 4. To change from one form, function, or state to another; convert or transform. translates, translated, translating.

translate ::: v. t. --> To bear, carry, or remove, from one place to another; to transfer; as, to translate a tree.
To change to another condition, position, place, or office; to transfer; hence, to remove as by death.
To remove to heaven without a natural death.
To remove, as a bishop, from one see to another.
To render into another language; to express the sense of in the words of another language; to interpret; hence, to explain or

triple heavens ::: Sri Aurobindo: "Vishnu is the wide-moving one. He is that which has gone abroad — as it is put in the language of the Isha Upanishad, sa paryagât, — triply extending himself as Seer, Thinker and Former, in the superconscient Bliss, in the heaven of mind, in the earth of the physical consciousness, tredhâ vicakramânah. In those three strides he has measured out, he has formed in all their extension the earthly worlds; for in the Vedic idea the material world which we inhabit is only one of several steps leading to and supporting the vital and mental worlds beyond. In those strides he supports upon the earth and mid-world, — the earth the material, the mid-world the vital realms of Vayu, Lord of the dynamic Life-principle, — the triple heaven and its three luminous summits, trîni rocanâ. These heavens the Rishi describes as the higher seat of the fulfilling. Earth, the mid-world and heaven are the triple place of the conscious being"s progressive self-fulfilling, trishadhastha, earth the lower seat, the vital world the middle, heaven the higher. All these are contained in the threefold movement of Vishnu.” The Secret of the Veda

"Veda, then, is the creation of an age anterior to our intellectual philosophies. In that original epoch thought proceeded by other methods than those of our logical reasoning and speech accepted modes of expression which in our modern habits would be inadmissible. The wisest then depended on inner experience and the suggestions of the intuitive mind for all knowledge that ranged beyond mankind"s ordinary perceptions and daily activities. Their aim was illumination, not logical conviction, their ideal the inspired seer, not the accurate reasoner. Indian tradition has faithfully preserved this account of the origin of the Vedas. The Rishi was not the individual composer of the hymn, but the seer (drashtâ ) of an eternal truth and an impersonal knowledge. The language of Veda itself is shruti, a rhythm not composed by the intellect but heard, a divine Word that came vibrating out of the Infinite to the inner audience of the man who had previously made himself fit for the impersonal knowledge.” The Secret of the Veda

“Veda, then, is the creation of an age anterior to our intellectual philosophies. In that original epoch thought proceeded by other methods than those of our logical reasoning and speech accepted modes of expression which in our modern habits would be inadmissible. The wisest then depended on inner experience and the suggestions of the intuitive mind for all knowledge that ranged beyond mankind’s ordinary perceptions and daily activities. Their aim was illumination, not logical conviction, their ideal the inspired seer, not the accurate reasoner. Indian tradition has faithfully preserved this account of the origin of the Vedas. The Rishi was not the individual composer of the hymn, but the seer (drashtâ ) of an eternal truth and an impersonal knowledge. The language of Veda itself is shruti, a rhythm not composed by the intellect but heard, a divine Word that came vibrating out of the Infinite to the inner audience of the man who had previously made himself fit for the impersonal knowledge.” The Secret of the Veda

violators ::: those who violate the sacred character of a place, language, person etc.

“Vishnu is the wide-moving one. He is that which has gone abroad—as it is put in the language of the Isha Upanishad, sa paryagât,—triply extending himself as Seer, Thinker and Former, in the superconscient Bliss, in the heaven of mind, in the earth of the physical consciousness, tredhâ vicakramânah. In those three strides he has measured out, he has formed in all their extension the earthly worlds; for in the Vedic idea the material world which we inhabit is only one of several steps leading to and supporting the vital and mental worlds beyond. In those strides he supports upon the earth and mid-world,—the earth the material, the mid-world the vital realms of Vayu, Lord of the dynamic Life-principle,—the triple heaven and its three luminous summits, trîni rocanâ. These heavens the Rishi describes as the higher seat of the fulfilling. Earth, the mid-world and heaven are the triple place of the conscious being’s progressive self-fulfilling, trishadhastha, earth the lower seat, the vital world the middle, heaven the higher. All these are contained in the threefold movement of Vishnu.” The Secret of the Veda

"We see that the Absolute, the Self, the Divine, the Spirit, the Being is One; the Transcendental is one, the Cosmic is one: but we see also that beings are many and each has a self, a spirit, a like yet different nature. And since the spirit and essence of things is one, we are obliged to admit that all these many must be that One, and it follows that the One is or has become many; but how can the limited or relative be the Absolute and how can man or beast or bird be the Divine Being? But in erecting this apparent contradiction the mind makes a double error. It is thinking in the terms of the mathematical finite unit which is sole in limitation, the one which is less than two and can become two only by division and fragmentation or by addition and multiplication; but this is an infinite Oneness, it is the essential and infinite Oneness which can contain the hundred and the thousand and the million and billion and trillion. Whatever astronomic or more than astronomic figures you heap and multiply, they cannot overpass or exceed that Oneness; for, in the language of the Upanishad, it moves not, yet is always far in front when you would pursue and seize it. It can be said of it that it would not be the infinite Oneness if it were not capable of an infinite multiplicity; but that does not mean that the One is plural or can be limited or described as the sum of the Many: on the contrary, it can be the infinite Many because it exceeds all limitation or description by multiplicity and exceeds at the same time all limitation by finite conceptual oneness.” The Life Divine

“We see that the Absolute, the Self, the Divine, the Spirit, the Being is One; the Transcendental is one, the Cosmic is one: but we see also that beings are many and each has a self, a spirit, a like yet different nature. And since the spirit and essence of things is one, we are obliged to admit that all these many must be that One, and it follows that the One is or has become many; but how can the limited or relative be the Absolute and how can man or beast or bird be the Divine Being? But in erecting this apparent contradiction the mind makes a double error. It is thinking in the terms of the mathematical finite unit which is sole in limitation, the one which is less than two and can become two only by division and fragmentation or by addition and multiplication; but this is an infinite Oneness, it is the essential and infinite Oneness which can contain the hundred and the thousand and the million and billion and trillion. Whatever astronomic or more than astronomic figures you heap and multiply, they cannot overpass or exceed that Oneness; for, in the language of the Upanishad, it moves not, yet is always far in front when you would pursue and seize it. It can be said of it that it would not be the infinite Oneness if it were not capable of an infinite multiplicity; but that does not mean that the One is plural or can be limited or described as the sum of the Many: on the contrary, it can be the infinite Many because it exceeds all limitation or description by multiplicity and exceeds at the same time all limitation by finite conceptual oneness.” The Life Divine

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1:Language is fossil poetry. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
2:War is what happens when language fails. ~ Margaret Atwood,
3:Go beyond language. Go beyond thought. ~ Bodhidharma,
4:The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics. ~ Galileo Galilei,
5:High thoughts must have high language. ~ Aristophanes,
6:Being that can be understood is language. ~ Hans Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method 474,
7:Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." ~ Mark Twain,
8:SILENCE is the best language. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
9:Perhaps the shortest and most powerful prayer in human language is help. ~ Thomas Keating,
10:A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing. ~ Alan Perlis,
11:Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
12:If you give someone Fortran, he has Fortran. If you give someone Lisp, he has any language he pleases ~ Guy Steele,
13:Scrape the surface of language, and you will behold interstellar space and the skin that encloses it. ~ Velimir Khlebnikov,
14:Silence is the language of the Self and the most perfect teaching. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
15:Human language could not express what only sovereign and redeemed human nature could bear. ~ Charles Williams, All Hallows' Eve,
16:There is nothing but quotations left for us. Our language is a system of quotations. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
17:Things in their fundamental nature can neither be named nor explained. They cannot be expressed adequately in any form of language. ~ Aswaghosha,
18:Each stage of development, remember, has a dialectic of progress - in plain language, every new development is good news, bad news. ~ ken-wilber,
19:No language exists that cannot be misused... Every Interpretation is hypothetical, for it is a mere attempt to read an unfamiliar text. ~ Carl Jung,
20:Silence is ever-speaking; it is a perennial flow of language; it is interrupted by speaking. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
21:When one remains without thinking one understands another by the universal language of silence. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
22:Listen with ears of tolerance.
See through the eyes of compassion.
Speak with the language of love. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
23:When one remains without thinking one understands another by means of the universal language of silence. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
24:A Great Silence overcomes me,
and I wonder why I ever thought
to use language.
~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @Sufi_Path
25:Mathematics is a language plus reasoning; it is like a language plus logic. Mathematics is a tool for reasoning. ~ Richard P Feynman, The Character of Physical Law,
26:I do not like mystical language, and yet I hardly know how to express what I mean without employing phrases that sound poetic rather than scientific.
   ~ Bertrand Russell,
27:Each language is the sign and power of the soul of the people which naturally speaks it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Diversity in Oneness,
28:Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @Sufi_Path
29:Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language." ~ Meister Eckhart  (1260 - c. 1328) German theologian, philosopher and mystic, Wikipedia.,
30:At each step we say in the language of the Sanskrit verse, "Even as I am appointed by Thee seated in my heart, so, O Lord, I act." ~ Sri Aurobindo, TSOY, The Master of the Work
31:A nation, race or people which loses its language cannot live its whole life or its real life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Diversity in Oneness,
32:All the facts of nature are nouns of the intellect, and make the grammar of the eternal language. Every word has a double, trebleor centuple use and meaning. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
33:The nearest thing Common Lisp has to a motto is the koan-like description, the programmable programming language.
   ~ ?,,
34:Symbolism is the language of the Mysteries. By symbols men have ever sought to communicate to each other those thoughts which transcend the limitations of language.
   ~ Manly P Hall,
35:Fine language not followed by acts in harmony with it is like a splendid flower brilliant in colour but without perfume. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
36:Language creates and determines thought even while it is created and determined by it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, The Problem of Uniformity and Liberty,
37:My child, do not give way to evil desire, for it leads to fornication. And do not use obscene language, or let your eye wander, for from all these come adulteries. ~ Didache of the Twelve Apostles,
38:Things in their fundamental nature can neither be named nor explained. They cannot be expressed adequately in any form of language. ~ Aswaghosha, the Eternal Wisdom
39:...the German language associates "origin" with suddenness and discontinuity with respect to primordial events, whereas temporal inceptions are designated as "starts" or "beginnings". ~ Jean Gebser,
40:Thought perceptions come first—language comes to express the perceptions and itself leads to fresh thoughts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Thought and Knowledge,
41:Mere force of language tacked on to the trick of the metrical beat does not answer the higher description of poetry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Rhythm and Movement,
42:That which is Permanent, possess no attri bute by which one can speak of It, but the term Permanent is all that can be expressed by language. ~ Aswaghosha, the Eternal Wisdom
43:I hardly ever talk- words seem such a waste, and they are none of them true. No one has yet invented a language from my point of view. ~ Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend,
44:Behind each priest, there is a demon fighting for his fall. If we have the language to criticize them, we must have twice as much to pray for them.
   ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
45:It's difficult for me to feel that a solid page without the breakups of paragraphs can be interesting. I break mine up perhaps sooner than I should in terms of the usage of the English language. ~ A E van Vogt,
46:It is not enough that the natural language should be spoken by the people; it must be the expression of its higher life and thought. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Diversity in Oneness,
47:Language is the sign of the cultural life of a people, the index of its soul in thought and mind that stands behind and enriches its soul in action. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Diversity in Oneness,
48:Even with skills that are primarily mental, such as computer programming or speaking a foreign language, it remains the case that we learn best through practice and repetition-the natural learning process.
   ~ Robert Greene, Mastery,
49:I am too alone in the world and not alone enough to make every moment holy." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, (1875-1926), Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets, Wikipedia,
50:In the language of duality Alone are questions and answers. In non-duality they are not." ~ Sri Bhagavan, (b. 1949) a spiritual teacher from India, and founder of Oneness University, a spiritual school located in South India, Wikipedia.,
51:Language is different but man is the same everywhere. That is why spoken Reason is one, and through its translation we see it to be the same in Egypt, in Persia and in Greece. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
52:The most powerful programming language is Lisp. If you don't know Lisp (or its variant, Scheme), you don't appreciate what a powerful language is. Once you learn Lisp you will see what is missing in most other languages. ~ Richard Stallman,
53:The words of language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. The physical entities which seem to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear images. ~ Albert Einstein,
54:I ask of my readers to pardon me, where they may perceive me to have had the desire rather than the power to speak, what they either understand better themselves, or fail to understand through the obscurity of my language. ~ Saint Augustine, (DT 5.1),
55:Be patent toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, (1875 - 1926), Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets, Wikipedia.,
56:If we could speak of God only in the very terms themselves of Scripture, it would follow that no one could speak about God in any but the original language of the Old or New Testament ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.29.3ad1).,
57:If Lisp is a 'programmable programming language,' then Scheme is an assemble-it-at-home kit for making yourself a programmable programming language. JavaScript does not have this quality AT ALL.
   ~ ?,,
58:Love is a priceless thing, only to be won at the cost of death. Those who live to die, these attain; for they have shed all thoughts of self." ~ Gujarati Hymn [Gujarati an Indo-Aryan language native to the Indian state of Gujarat. "Death" refers to death of ego.],
59:All mystics speak the same language, for they come from the same country." ~ Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin, (1743 - 1803) French philosopher, an influential of the mystic and human mind evolution and became the inspiration for the founding of the Martinist Order, Wikipedia.,
60:Moreover, every language having a structure, by the very nature of language, reflects in its own structure that of the world as assumed by those who evolve the language. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics,
61:The movement toward standardization of scientific discourse resulted in uniform mathematical symbols....Galileo's reference to mathematics as the language or alphabet of nature could be made with assurance that other scientists could speak and understand that language ~ N Postman,
62:The Sufis throw off the shackles of the positive religion;… they neither fast, nor make pilgrimages to the temple of Mecca, nay, they forget their prayers; for with God there is no other but the soundless language of the heart." ~ Mohsin Fani "The Religion of the Sufis,", (1979),
63:But what is memory if not the language of feeling, a dictionary of faces and days and smells which repeat themselves like the verbs and adjectives in a speech, sneaking in behind the thing itself,into the pure present, making us sad or teaching us vicariously... ~ Julio Cortazar, Hopscotch,
64:Greenspun's tenth rule of programming is an aphorism in computer programming and especially programming language circles that states: Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad-hoc, informally-specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of Common Lisp. ~ Philip Greenspun,
65:A child playing with dolls may shed heartfelt tears when his bundle of rags and scraps becomes deathly ill and dies ... So we may come to an understanding of language as playing with dolls: in language, scraps of sound are used to make dolls and replace all the things in the world. ~ Velimir Khlebnikov,
66:Every word spoken uselessly is a dangerous gossiping. Every malicious word, every slander is a degradation of the consciousness. And when this slander is expressed in a vulgar language and gross terms, then that is equivalent to a suicide - the suicide of one's soul. ~ The Mother, 9 August 1957, (CWM 14:205)
67:There is a single main definition of the object of all magical Ritual. It is the uniting of the Microcosm with the Macrocosm. The Supreme and Complete Ritual is therefore the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel; or, in the language of Mysticism, Union with God. ~ Aleister Crowley,
68:It's not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing~they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me. ~ Stephen Fry,
69:In the language of the Vedic Rishis, as infinite Existence, Consciousness and Bliss are the three highest and hidden Names of the Nameless, so this Supermind is the fourth Name5 - fourth to That in its descent, fourth to us in our ascension. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Sevenfold Chord of Being,
70:If a book is easy and fits nicely into all your language conventions and thought forms, then you probably will not grow much from reading it. It may be entertaining, but not enlarging to your understanding. It's the hard books that count. Raking is easy, but all you get is leaves; digging is hard, but you might find diamonds. ~ Mortimer J Adler,
71:The final result is a system where programmers, artists, animators, and designers are productively programming directly in an S-expression Scheme-like language. Dan closed his talk by wowing the audience with the trailer for the game, which has now been released and is garnering extremely positive reviews. ~,
72:When the Sun-goddess heard this she said: 'Though of late many prayers have been addressed to me, of none has the language been so beautiful as this'. So she opened a little the rock-door and peeped out.
Thereupon the God...who was waiting beside the rock-door, forthwith pulled it open, and the radiance of the Sun-goddess filled the universe. ~ Nihongi, I, 45 (720)
73:And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? ... It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity. ~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,
74:But once we realize that people have very different kinds of minds, different kinds of strengths -- some people are good in thinking spatially, some in thinking language, others are very logical, other people need to be hands on and explore actively and try things out -- then education, which treats everybody the same way, is actually the most unfair education. ~ Howard Gardner,
75:A superintelligence is a hypothetical agent that possesses intelligence far surpassing that of the brightest and most gifted human minds. Superintelligence may also refer to a property of problem-solving systems (e.g., superintelligent language translators or engineering assistants) whether or not these high-level intellectual competencies are embodied in agents that act in the world.
   ~ Wikipedia,
76:The aim of a human perfection must include, if it is to deserve the name, two things, self-mastery and a mastery of the surroundings; it must seek for them in the greatest degree of these powers which is at all attainable by our human nature. Man's urge of self-perfection is to be, in the ancient language, svarat and samrat, self-ruler and king.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
77:The material movements are an exterior notation by which the soul represents its perceptions of certain truths of the Infinite and makes them effective in the terms of Substance. These things are a language, a notation, a hieroglyphic, a system of symbols, not themselves the deepest truest sense of the things they intimate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Object of Knowledge,
78:When the human race learns to read the language of symbolism, a great veil will fall from the eyes of men. They shall then know truth and, more than that, they shall realize that from the beginning truth has been in the world unrecognized, save by a small but gradually increasing number appointed by the Lords of the Dawn as ministers to the needs of human creatures struggling co regain their consciousness of divinity. ~ Manly P Hall,
79:John McCarthy (September 4, 1927 - October 24, 2011) was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist. McCarthy was one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence.[1] He coined the term artificial intelligence (AI), developed the Lisp programming language family, significantly influenced the design of the ALGOL programming language, popularized timesharing, and was very influential in the early development of AI.
   ~ Wikipedia,
80:Throughout the past 2500 years, whichever country Buddhism has been taught in, there have always been great yogis. Likewise, sooner or later there will be the great yogis of the West. This is because Buddhism has nothing to do with culture, gender, language, or colour. Buddhism is for all beings throughout time and space. And whoever dedicates their life to putting the teachings into practice will become a great yogi. It is as simple as that. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
81:In Japanese language, kata (though written as 方) is a frequently-used suffix meaning way of doing, with emphasis on the form and order of the process. Other meanings are training method and formal exercise. The goal of a painter's practicing, for example, is to merge his consciousness with his brush; the potter's with his clay; the garden designer's with the materials of the garden. Once such mastery is achieved, the theory goes, the doing of a thing perfectly is as easy as thinking it
   ~ Boye De Mente, Japan's Secret Weapon - The Kata Factor,
82:nabla9 on July 15, 2018 [-] Common Lisp as hackish vs protective is nice way to describe it.\n\nAnother way to describe it exploratory vs implementatory.\n\nIn some ways Common Lisp is like Mathematica for programming. It's a language for a computer architect to develop and explore high level concept. It's not a accident that early Javascript prototype was done in common lisp or that metaobject protocols, aspect-oriented programming, etc. were first implemented and experimented with Common Lisp. ~ site,,
83:Money, after all, is an abstract artifact, like language - merely symbolized by the paper or coin or whatever. If you can fully grasp its abstractedness, especially in the computer age, it becomes quite clear that no group can monopolize this abstraction, except through a series of swindle. If the usurers had been bolder, they might have monopolized language as well as currency, and people would be saying we can't write more books because we don't have enough words, the way they now say we can't build starships, because we don't have enough money. ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
84:In Mahayana Buddhism the universe is therefore likened to a vast net of jewels, wherein the reflection from one jewel is contained in all jewels, and the reflections of all are contained in each. As the Buddhists put it, "All in one and one in all." This sounds very mystical and far-out, until you hear a modern physicist explain the present-day view of elementary particles: "This states, in ordinary language, that each particle consists of all the other particles, each of which is in the same way and at the same time all other particles together." ~ Ken Wilber, No Boundary,
85:The falsification of everything has been shown to be one of the characteristic features of our period, but falsification is not in itself subversion properly so-called, though contributing directly to the preparation for it. Perhaps the clearest indication of this is what may be called the falsification of language, taking the form of the misuse of certain words that have been diverted from their true meaning; misuse of this kind is to some extent imposed by constant suggestion on the part of everyone who exercises any kind of influence over the mentality of the public. ~ Rene Guenon,
86:The Mantra in other words is a direct and most heightened, an intensest and most divinely burdened rhythmic word which embodies an intuitive and revelatory inspiration and ensouls the mind with the sight and the presence of the very self, the inmost reality of things and with its truth and with the divine soul-forms of it, the Godheads which are born from the living Truth. Or, let us say, it is a supreme rhythmic language which seizes hold upon all that is finite and brings into each the light and voice of its own infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry,
87:I believe faith is a human universal. We are endowed at birth with nascent capacities for faith. How these capacities are activated and grow depends to a large extent on how we are welcomed into the world and what kinds of environments we grow in. Faith is interactive and social; it requires community, language, ritual and nurture. Faith is also shaped by initiatives from beyond us and other people, initiatives of spirit or grace. How these latter initiatives are recognized and imaged, or unperceived and ignored, powerfully affects the shape of faith in our lives.
   ~ James W Fowler, Stages Of Faith,
88:During a period of nearly fifty years... [Sri Aurobindo] created what is probably the greatest epic in the English language… I venture the judgment that it is the most comprehensive, integrated, beautiful and perfect cosmic poem ever composed. It ranges symbolically from a primordial cosmic void, through earth's darkness and struggles, to the highest realms of supramental spiritual existence, and illumines every important concern of man, through verse of unparalleled massiveness, magnificence, and metaphorical brilliance. Savitri is perhaps the most powerful artistic work in the world for expanding man's mind towards the Absolute». ~ Raymond Frank Piper,
89:The glory he had glimpsed must be his home. ||19.2||

A brighter heavenlier sun must soon illume
This dusk room with its dark internal stair,
The infant soul in its small nursery school
Mid objects meant for a lesson hardly learned
Outgrow its early grammar of intellect
And its imitation of Earth-Nature’s art,
Its earthly dialect to God-language change,
In living symbols study Reality
And learn the logic of the Infinite. ||19.3||

The Ideal must be Nature’s common truth,
The body illumined with the indwelling God,
The heart and mind feel one with all that is,
A conscious soul live in a conscious world. ||19.4|| ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 1:5, || 19.2 - 19.4 ||,
90:At one stage in the initiation procedure, Christian tells us...the postulant climbs down an iron ladder, with seventy-eight rungs, and enters a hall on either side of which are twelve statues, and, between each pair of statues, a painting. These twenty-two paintings, he is told, are Arcana or symbolic hieroglyphs; the Science of Will, the principle of all wisdom and source of all power, is contained in them. Each corresponds to a "letter of the sacred language" and to a number, and each expresses a reality of the divine world, a reality of the intellectual world and a reality of the physical world. The secret meanings of these twenty-two Arcana are then expounded to him. ~ Ronald Decker and Thierry Depaulis and Michael Dummett, A Wicked Pack of Cards - The Origins of the Occult Tarot,
91:The Vedic poets regarded their poetry as mantras, they were the vehicles of their own realisations and could become vehicles of realisation for others. Naturally, these mostly would be illuminations, not the settled and permanent realisation that is the goal of Yoga - but they could be steps on the way or at least lights on the way. Many have such illuminations, even initial realisations while meditating on verses of the Upanishads or the Gita. Anything that carries the Word, the Light in it, spoken or written, can light this fire within, open a sky, as it were, bring the effective vision of which the Word is the body. In all ages spiritual seekers have expressed their aspirations or their experiences in poetry or inspired language and it has helped themselves and others. Therefore there is nothing absurd in my assigning to such poetry a spiritual or psychic value and effectiveness to poetry of a psychic or spiritual character.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
92:reading :::
   50 Philosophy Classics: List of Books Covered:
   1. Hannah Arendt - The Human Condition (1958)
   2. Aristotle - Nicomachean Ethics (4th century BC)
   3. AJ Ayer - Language, Truth and Logic (1936)
   4. Julian Baggini - The Ego Trick (2011)
   5. Jean Baudrillard - Simulacra and Simulation (1981)
   6. Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex (1952)
   7. Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)
   8. Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution (1911)
   9. David Bohm - Wholeness and the Implicate Order (1980)
   10. Noam Chomsky - Understanding Power (2002)
   11. Cicero - On Duties (44 BC)
   12. Confucius - Analects (5th century BC)
   13. Rene Descartes - Meditations (1641)
   14. Ralph Waldo Emerson - Fate (1860)
   15. Epicurus - Letters (3rd century BC)
   16. Michel Foucault - The Order of Things (1966)
   17. Harry Frankfurt - On Bullshit (2005)
   18. Sam Harris - Free Will (2012)
   19. GWF Hegel - Phenomenology of Spirit (1803)
   20. Martin Heidegger - Being and Time (1927)
   21. Heraclitus - Fragments
93:The magic in a word remains magic even if it is not understood, and loses none of its power. Poems may be understandable or they may not, but they must be good, and they must be real.

From the examples of the algebraic signs on the walls of Kovalevskaia's nursery that had such a decisive influence on the child's fate, and from the example of spells, it is clear we cannot demand of all language: "be easy to understand, like the sign in the street." The speech of higher intelligence, even when it is not understandable, falls like seed into the fertile soil of the soul and only much later, in mysterious ways, does it bring forth its shoots. Does the earth understand the writing of the seeds a farmer scatters on its surface? No. But the grain still ripens in autumn, in response to those seeds. In any case, I certainly do not maintain that every incomprehensible piece of writing is beautiful. I mean only that we must not reject a piece of writing simply because it is incomprehensible to a particular group of readers. ~ Velimir Khlebnikov,
94:Gradually, the concrete enigma I labored at disturbed me less than the generic enigma of a sentence written by a god. What type of sentence (I asked myself) will an absolute mind construct? I considered that even in the human languages there is no proposition that does not imply the entire universe: to say "the tiger" is to say the tigers that begot it, the deer and turtles devoured by it, the grass on which the deer fed, the earth that was mother to the grass, the heaven that gave birth to the earth. I considered that in the language of a god every word would enunciate that infinite concatenation of facts, and not in an implicit but in an explicit manner, and not progressively but instantaneously. In time, the notion of a divine sentence seemed puerile or blasphemous. A god, I reflected, ought to utter only a single word and in that word absolute fullness. No word uttered by him can be inferior to the universe or less than the sum total of time.~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths, Selected Stories and Other Writings,
95:By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of nature and of human life. Thus defined, religion consists of two elements, a theoretical and a practical, namely, a belief in powers higher than man and an attempt to propitiate or please them. Of the two, belief clearly comes first, since we must believe in the existence of a divine being before we can attempt to please him. But unless the belief leads to a corresponding practice, it is not a religion but merely a theology; in the language of St. James, "faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." In other words, no man is religious who does not govern his conduct in some measure by the fear or love of God. On the other hand, mere practice, divested of all religious belief, is also not religion. Two men may behave in exactly the same way, and yet one of them may be religious and the other not. If the one acts from the love or fear of God, he is religious; if the other acts from the love or fear of man, he is moral or immoral according as his behaviour comports or conflicts with the general good. ~ James George Frazer, The Golden Bough,
96:the three successive elements :::
   The progressive self-manifestation of Nature in man, termed in modern language his evolution, must necessarily depend upon three successive elements, that which is already evolved, that which is persistently in the stage of conscious evolution and that which is to be evolved and may perhaps be already displayed, if not constantly, then occasionally or with some regularity of recurrence, in primary formations or in others more developed and, it may well be, even in some, however rare, that are near to the highest possible realisation of our present humanity. For the march of Nature is not drilled to a regular and mechanical forward stepping. She reaches constantly beyond herself even at the cost of subsequent deplorable retreats. She has rushes; she has splendid and mighty outbursts; she has immense realisations. She storms sometimes passionately forward hoping to take the kingdom of heaven by violence. And these self-exceedings are the revelation of that in her which is most divine or else most diabolical, but in either case the most puissant to bring her rapidly forward towards her goal.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Introduction - The Conditions of the Synthesis, The Three Steps of Nature,
97:Art is the human language of the nervous plane, intended to express and communicate the Divine, who in the domain of sensation manifests as beauty.

   The purpose of art is therefore to give those for whom it is meant a freer and more perfect communion with the Supreme Reality. The first contact with this Supreme Reality expresses itself in our consciousness by a flowering of the being in a plenitude of vast and peaceful delight. Each time that art can give the spectator this contact with the infinite, however fleetingly, it fulfils its aim; it has shown itself worthy of its mission. Thus no art which has for many centuries moved and delighted a people can be dismissed, since it has at least partially fulfilled its mission - to be the powerful and more or less perfect utterance of that which is to be expressed. What makes it difficult for the sensibility of a nation to enjoy the delight that another nation finds in one art or another is the habitual limitation of the nervous being which, even more than the mental being, is naturally exclusive in its ability to perceive the Divine and which, when it has entered into relation with Him through certain forms, feels an almost irresistible reluctance to recognise Him through other forms of sensation. ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago, 122,
98:All advance in thought is made by collecting the greatest possible number of facts, classifying them, and grouping them.
   The philologist, though perhaps he only speaks one language, has a much higher type of mind than the linguist who speaks twenty.
   This Tree of Thought is exactly paralleled by the tree of nervous structure.
   Very many people go about nowadays who are exceedingly "well-informed," but who have not the slightest idea of the meaning of the facts they know. They have not developed the necessary higher part of the brain. Induction is impossible to them.
   This capacity for storing away facts is compatible with actual imbecility. Some imbeciles have been able to store their memories with more knowledge than perhaps any sane man could hope to acquire.
   This is the great fault of modern education - a child is stuffed with facts, and no attempt is made to explain their connection and bearing. The result is that even the facts themselves are soon forgotten.
   Any first-rate mind is insulted and irritated by such treatment, and any first-rate memory is in danger of being spoilt by it.
   No two ideas have any real meaning until they are harmonized in a third, and the operation is only perfect when these ideas are contradictory. This is the essence of the Hegelian logic.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, The Cup,
99:5. Belly of the Whale:The idea that the passage of the magical threshold is a transit into a sphere of rebirth is symbolized in the worldwide womb image of the belly of the whale. The hero, instead of conquering or conciliating the power of the threshold, is swallowed into the unknown and would appear to have died. This popular motif gives emphasis to the lesson that the passage of the threshold is a form of self-annihilation. Instead of passing outward, beyond the confines of the visible world, the hero goes inward, to be born again. The disappearance corresponds to the passing of a worshipper into a temple-where he is to be quickened by the recollection of who and what he is, namely dust and ashes unless immortal. The temple interior, the belly of the whale, and the heavenly land beyond, above, and below the confines of the world, are one and the same. That is why the approaches and entrances to temples are flanked and defended by colossal gargoyles: dragons, lions, devil-slayers with drawn swords, resentful dwarfs, winged bulls. The devotee at the moment of entry into a temple undergoes a metamorphosis. Once inside he may be said to have died to time and returned to the World Womb, the World Navel, the Earthly Paradise. Allegorically, then, the passage into a temple and the hero-dive through the jaws of the whale are identical adventures, both denoting in picture language, the life-centering, life-renewing act. ~ Joseph Campbell,
100:0 Order - All developmental theories consider the infant to be "undifferentiated," the essence of which is the absence of any self-other boundary (interpersonally) or any subject-object boundary (intrapsychically), hence, stage 0 rather than stage 1. The infant is believed to consider all of the phenomena it experiences as extensions of itself. The infant is "all self" or "all subject" and "no object or other." Whether one speaks of infantile narcissism," "orality," being under the sway completely of "the pleasure principle" with no countervailing "reality principle," or being "all assimilative" with no countervailing "accommodation," all descriptions amount to the same picture of an objectless, incorporative embeddedness. Such an underlying psychologic gives rise not only to a specific kind of cognition (prerepresentational) but to a specific kind of emotion in which the emotional world lacks any distinction between inner and outer sources of pleasure and discomfort. To describe a state of complete undifferentiation, psychologists have had to rely on metaphors: Our language itself depends on the transcendence of this prerepresentational stage. The objects, symbols, signs, and referents of language organize the experienced world and presuppose the very categories that are not yet articulated at stage 0. Thus, Freud has described this period as the "oceanic stage," the self undifferentiated from the swelling sea. Jung suggested "uroboros," the snake that swallows its tail. ~ Robert Kegan,
101:the first necessity; :::
   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.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Self-Consecration, 72,
102:... Every one knew how laborious the usual method is of attaining to arts and sciences; whereas, by his contrivance, the most ignorant person, at a reasonable charge, and with a little bodily labour, might write books in philosophy, poetry, politics, laws, mathematics, and theology, without the least assistance from genius or study." He then led me to the frame, about the sides, whereof all his pupils stood in ranks. It was twenty feet square, placed in the middle of the room. The superfices was composed of several bits of wood, about the bigness of a die, but some larger than others. They were all linked together by slender wires. These bits of wood were covered, on every square, with paper pasted on them; and on these papers were written all the words of their language, in their several moods, tenses, and declensions; but without any order. The professor then desired me "to observe; for he was going to set his engine at work." The pupils, at his command, took each of them hold of an iron handle, whereof there were forty fixed round the edges of the frame; and giving them a sudden turn, the whole disposition of the words was entirely changed. He then commanded six-and-thirty of the lads, to read the several lines softly, as they appeared upon the frame; and where they found three or four words together that might make part of a sentence, they dictated to the four remaining boys, who were scribes. This work was repeated three or four times, and at every turn, the engine was so contrived, that the words shifted into new places, as the square bits of wood moved upside down. ~ Jonathan Swift, Gullivers Travels,
103:True love has no need of reciprocation; there can be no reciprocation because there is only one Love, the Love, which has no other aim than to love. It is in the world of division that one feels the need of reciprocation - because one lives in the illusion of the multiplicity of Love; but in fact there is only One Love and it is always this sole love which, so to say, responds to itself. 19 April 1967
Indeed, there is only one Love, universal and eternal, as there is only one Consciousness, universal and eternal.
All the apparent differences are colorations given by individualisation and personification. But these alterations are purely superficial. And the "nature" of Love, as of Consciousness, is unalterable. 20 April 1967
When one has found divine Love, it is the Divine that one loves in all beings. There is no longer any division. 1 May 1967
Once one has found divine Love, all other loves, which are nothing but disguises, can lose their deformities and become pure - then it is the Divine that one loves in everyone and everything. 6 May 1967
True love, that which fulfils and illumines, is not the love one receives but the love one gives.
And the supreme Love is a love without any definite object - the love which loves because it cannot do other than to love. 15 May 1968
There is only one love - the Divine's Love; and without that Love there would be no creation. All exists because of that Love and it is when we try to find our own love which does not exist that we do not feel the Love, the only Love, the Divine's Love which permeates all existence. 5 March 1970
When the psychic loves it loves with the Divine Love.
When you love, you love with the Divine's love diminished and distorted by your ego, but in its essence still the Divine's love.
It is for the facility of the language that you say the love of this one or that one, but it is all the same one Love manifested ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
104:the omnipresent Trinity :::
   In practice three conceptions are necessary before there can be any possibility of Yoga; there must be, as it were, three consenting parties to the effort,-God, Nature and the human soul or, in more abstract language, the Transcendental, the Universal and the Individual. If the individual and Nature are left to themselves, the one is bound to the other and unable to exceed appreciably her lingering march. Something transcendent is needed, free from her and greater, which will act upon us and her, attracting us upward to Itself and securing from her by good grace or by force her consent to the individual ascension. It is this truth which makes necessary to every philosophy of Yoga the conception of the Ishwara, Lord, supreme Soul or supreme Self, towards whom the effort is directed and who gives the illuminating touch and the strength to attain. Equally true is the complementary idea so often enforced by the Yoga of devotion that as the Transcendent is necessary to the individual and sought after by him, so also the individual is necessary in a sense to the Transcendent and sought after by It. If the Bhakta seeks and yearns after Bhagavan, Bhagavan also seeks and yearns after the Bhakta. There can be no Yoga of knowledge without a human seeker of the knowledge, the supreme subject of knowledge and the divine use by the individual of the universal faculties of knowledge; no Yoga of devotion without the human God-lover, the supreme object of love and delight and the divine use by the individual of the universal faculties of spiritual, emotional and aesthetic enjoyment; no Yoga of works without the human worker, the supreme Will, Master of all works and sacrifices, and the divine use by the individual of the universal faculties of power and action. However Monistic maybe our intellectual conception of the highest truth of things, in practice we are compelled to accept this omnipresent Trinity.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Introduction - The Conditions of the Synthesis, The Systems of Yoga,
105:I have seen the truth; I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the power of living on earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. And it is just this faith of mine that they laugh at. But how can I help believing it? I have seen the truth ~ it is not as though I had invented it with my mind, I have seen it, seen it, and the living image of it has filled my soul for ever. I have seen it in such full perfection that I cannot believe that it is impossible for people to have it. And so how can I go wrong? I shall make some slips no doubt, and shall perhaps talk in second-hand language, but not for long: the living image of what I saw will always be with me and will always correct and guide me. Oh, I am full of courage and freshness, and I will go on and on if it were for a thousand years! Do you know, at first I meant to conceal the fact that I corrupted them, but that was a mistake ~ that was my first mistake! But truth whispered to me that I was lying, and preserved me and corrected me. But how establish paradise ~ I don't know, because I do not know how to put it into words. After my dream I lost command of words. All the chief words, anyway, the most necessary ones. But never mind, I shall go and I shall keep talking, I won't leave off, for anyway I have seen it with my own eyes, though I cannot describe what I saw. But the scoffers do not understand that. It was a dream, they say, delirium, hallucination. Oh! As though that meant so much! And they are so proud! A dream! What is a dream? And is not our life a dream? I will say more. Suppose that this paradise will never come to pass (that I understand), yet I shall go on preaching it. And yet how simple it is: in one day, in one hour everything could be arranged at once! The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that's the chief thing, and that's everything; nothing else is wanted ~ you will find out at once how to arrange it all. And yet it's an old truth which has been told and retold a billion times ~ but it has not formed part of our lives! The consciousness of life is higher than life, the knowledge of the laws of happiness is higher than happiness ~ that is what one must contend against. And I shall. If only everyone wants it, it can be arranged at once. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Dream of a Ridiculous Man,
106:The poet-seer sees differently, thinks in another way, voices himself in quite another manner than the philosopher or the prophet. The prophet announces the Truth as the Word, the Law or the command of the Eternal, he is the giver of the message; the poet shows us Truth in its power of beauty, in its symbol or image, or reveals it to us in the workings of Nature or in the workings of life, and when he has done that, his whole work is done; he need not be its explicit spokesman or its official messenger. The philosopher's business is to discriminate Truth and put its parts and aspects into intellectual relation with each other; the poet's is to seize and embody aspects of Truth in their living relations, or rather - for that is too philosophical a language - to see her features and, excited by the vision, create in the beauty of her image.

   No doubt, the prophet may have in him a poet who breaks out often into speech and surrounds with the vivid atmosphere of life the directness of his message; he may follow up his injunction "Take no thought for the morrow," by a revealing image of the beauty of the truth he enounces, in the life of Nature, in the figure of the lily, or link it to human life by apologue and parable. The philosopher may bring in the aid of colour and image to give some relief and hue to his dry light of reason and water his arid path of abstractions with some healing dew of poetry. But these are ornaments and not the substance of his work; and if the philosopher makes his thought substance of poetry, he ceases to be a philosophic thinker and becomes a poet-seer of Truth. Thus the more rigid metaphysicians are perhaps right in denying to Nietzsche the name of philosopher; for Nietzsche does not think, but always sees, turbidly or clearly, rightly or distortedly, but with the eye of the seer rather than with the brain of the thinker. On the other hand we may get great poetry which is full of a prophetic enthusiasm of utterance or is largely or even wholly philosophic in its matter; but this prophetic poetry gives us no direct message, only a mass of sublime inspirations of thought and image, and this philosophic poetry is poetry and lives as poetry only in so far as it departs from the method, the expression, the way of seeing proper to the philosophic mind. It must be vision pouring itself into thought-images and not thought trying to observe truth and distinguish its province and bounds and fences.

   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry,
107:Ekajaṭī or Ekajaṭā, (Sanskrit: "One Plait Woman"; Wylie: ral gcig ma: one who has one knot of hair),[1] also known as Māhacīnatārā,[2] is one of the 21 Taras. Ekajati is, along with Palden Lhamo deity, one of the most powerful and fierce goddesses of Vajrayana Buddhist mythology.[1][3] According to Tibetan legends, her right eye was pierced by the tantric master Padmasambhava so that she could much more effectively help him subjugate Tibetan demons.

Ekajati is also known as "Blue Tara", Vajra Tara or "Ugra Tara".[1][3] She is generally considered one of the three principal protectors of the Nyingma school along with Rāhula and Vajrasādhu (Wylie: rdo rje legs pa).

Often Ekajati appears as liberator in the mandala of the Green Tara. Along with that, her ascribed powers are removing the fear of enemies, spreading joy, and removing personal hindrances on the path to enlightenment.

Ekajati is the protector of secret mantras and "as the mother of the mothers of all the Buddhas" represents the ultimate unity. As such, her own mantra is also secret. She is the most important protector of the Vajrayana teachings, especially the Inner Tantras and termas. As the protector of mantra, she supports the practitioner in deciphering symbolic dakini codes and properly determines appropriate times and circumstances for revealing tantric teachings. Because she completely realizes the texts and mantras under her care, she reminds the practitioner of their preciousness and secrecy.[4] Düsum Khyenpa, 1st Karmapa Lama meditated upon her in early childhood.

According to Namkhai Norbu, Ekajati is the principal guardian of the Dzogchen teachings and is "a personification of the essentially non-dual nature of primordial energy."[5]

Dzogchen is the most closely guarded teaching in Tibetan Buddhism, of which Ekajati is a main guardian as mentioned above. It is said that Sri Singha (Sanskrit: Śrī Siṃha) himself entrusted the "Heart Essence" (Wylie: snying thig) teachings to her care. To the great master Longchenpa, who initiated the dissemination of certain Dzogchen teachings, Ekajati offered uncharacteristically personal guidance. In his thirty-second year, Ekajati appeared to Longchenpa, supervising every ritual detail of the Heart Essence of the Dakinis empowerment, insisting on the use of a peacock feather and removing unnecessary basin. When Longchenpa performed the ritual, she nodded her head in approval but corrected his pronunciation. When he recited the mantra, Ekajati admonished him, saying, "Imitate me," and sang it in a strange, harmonious melody in the dakini's language. Later she appeared at the gathering and joyously danced, proclaiming the approval of Padmasambhava and the dakinis.[6] ~ Wikipedia,
108:The modern distinction is that the poet appeals to the imagination and not to the intellect. But there are many kinds of imagination; the objective imagination which visualises strongly the outward aspects of life and things; the subjective imagination which visualises strongly the mental and emotional impressions they have the power to start in the mind; the imagination which deals in the play of mental fictions and to which we give the name of poetic fancy; the aesthetic imagination which delights in the beauty of words and images for their own sake and sees no farther. All these have their place in poetry, but they only give the poet his materials, they are only the first instruments in the creation of poetic style. The essential poetic imagination does not stop short with even the most subtle reproductions of things external or internal, with the richest or delicatest play of fancy or with the most beautiful colouring of word or image. It is creative, not of either the actual or the fictitious, but of the more and the most real; it sees the spiritual truth of things, - of this truth too there are many gradations, - which may take either the actual or the ideal for its starting-point. The aim of poetry, as of all true art, is neither a photographic or otherwise realistic imitation of Nature, nor a romantic furbishing and painting or idealistic improvement of her image, but an interpretation by the images she herself affords us, not on one but on many planes of her creation, of that which she conceals from us, but is ready, when rightly approached, to reveal.

   This is the true, because the highest and essential aim of poetry; but the human mind arrives at it only by a succession of steps, the first of which seems far enough from its object. It begins by stringing its most obvious and external ideas, feelings and sensations of things on a thread of verse in a sufficient language of no very high quality. But even when it gets to a greater adequacy and effectiveness, it is often no more than a vital, an emotional or an intellectual adequacy and effectiveness. There is a strong vital poetry which powerfully appeals to our sensations and our sense of life, like much of Byron or the less inspired mass of the Elizabethan drama; a strong emotional poetry which stirs our feelings and gives us the sense and active image of the passions; a strong intellectual poetry which satisfies our curiosity about life and its mechanism, or deals with its psychological and other "problems", or shapes for us our thoughts in an effective, striking and often quite resistlessly quotable fashion. All this has its pleasures for the mind and the surface soul in us, and it is certainly quite legitimate to enjoy them and to enjoy them strongly and vividly on our way upward; but if we rest content with these only, we shall never get very high up the hill of the Muses.

   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry,
109:Eternal, unconfined, unextended, without cause and without effect, the Holy Lamp mysteriously burns. Without quantity or quality, unconditioned and sempiternal, is this Light.
It is not possible for anyone to advise or approve; for this Lamp is not made with hands; it exists alone for ever; it has no parts, no person; it is before "I am." Few can behold it, yet it is always there. For it there is no "here" nor "there," no "then" nor "now;" all parts of speech are abolished, save the noun; and this noun is not found either in {106} human speech or in Divine. It is the Lost Word, the dying music of whose sevenfold echo is I A O and A U M.
Without this Light the Magician could not work at all; yet few indeed are the Magicians that have know of it, and far fewer They that have beheld its brilliance!

The Temple and all that is in it must be destroyed again and again before it is worthy to receive that Light. Hence it so often seems that the only advice that any master can give to any pupil is to destroy the Temple.

"Whatever you have" and "whatever you are" are veils before that Light. Yet in so great a matter all advice is vain. There is no master so great that he can see clearly the whole character of any pupil. What helped him in the past may hinder another in the future.

Yet since the Master is pledged to serve, he may take up that service on these simple lines. Since all thoughts are veils of this Light, he may advise the destruction of all thoughts, and to that end teach those practices which are clearly conductive to such destruction.

These practices have now fortunately been set down in clear language by order of the A.'.A.'..

In these instructions the relativity and limitation of each practice is clearly taught, and all dogmatic interpretations are carefully avoided. Each practice is in itself a demon which must be destroyed; but to be destroyed it must first be evoked.

Shame upon that Master who shirks any one of these practices, however distasteful or useless it may be to him! For in the detailed knowledge of it, which experience alone can give him, may lie his opportunity for crucial assistance to a pupil. However dull the drudgery, it should be undergone. If it were possible to regret anything in life, which is fortunately not the case, it would be the hours wasted in fruitful practices which might have been more profitably employed on sterile ones: for NEMO<> in tending his garden seeketh not to single out the flower that shall be NEMO after him. And we are not told that NEMO might have used other things than those which he actually does use; it seems possible that if he had not the acid or the knife, or the fire, or the oil, he might miss tending just that one flower which was to be NEMO after him! ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, The Lamp,
110:reading :::
   50 Psychology Classics: List of Books Covered:
   Alfred Adler - Understanding Human Nature (1927)
   Gordon Allport - The Nature of Prejudice (1954)
   Albert Bandura - Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control (1997)
   Gavin Becker - The Gift of Fear (1997)
   Eric Berne - Games People Play (1964)
   Isabel Briggs Myers - Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type (1980)
   Louann Brizendine - The Female Brain (2006)
   David D Burns - Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (1980)
   Susan Cain - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (2012)
   Robert Cialdini - Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (1984)
   Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Creativity (1997)
   Carol Dweck - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (2006)
   Albert Ellis & Robert Harper - (1961) A Guide To Rational Living(1961)
   Milton Erickson - My Voice Will Go With You (1982) by Sidney Rosen
   Eric Erikson - Young Man Luther (1958)
   Hans Eysenck - Dimensions of Personality (1947)
   Viktor Frankl - The Will to Meaning (1969)
   Anna Freud - The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense (1936)
   Sigmund Freud - The Interpretation of Dreams (1901)
   Howard Gardner - Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983)
   Daniel Gilbert - Stumbling on Happiness (2006)
   Malcolm Gladwell - Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005)
   Daniel Goleman - Emotional Intelligence at Work (1998)
   John M Gottman - The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work (1999)
   Temple Grandin - The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed (2013)
   Harry Harlow - The Nature of Love (1958)
   Thomas A Harris - I'm OK - You're OK (1967)
   Eric Hoffer - The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951)
   Karen Horney - Our Inner Conflicts (1945)
   William James - Principles of Psychology (1890)
   Carl Jung - The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (1953)
   Daniel Kahneman - Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011)
   Alfred Kinsey - Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953)
   RD Laing - The Divided Self (1959)
   Abraham Maslow - The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1970)
   Stanley Milgram - Obedience To Authority (1974)
   Walter Mischel - The Marshmallow Test (2014)
   Leonard Mlodinow - Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior (2012)
   IP Pavlov - Conditioned Reflexes (1927)
   Fritz Perls - Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality (1951)
   Jean Piaget - The Language and Thought of the Child (1966)
   Steven Pinker - The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002)
   VS Ramachandran - Phantoms in the Brain (1998)
   Carl Rogers - On Becoming a Person (1961)
   Oliver Sacks - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1970)
   Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less (2004)
   Martin Seligman - Authentic Happiness (2002)
   BF Skinner - Beyond Freedom & Dignity (1953)
   Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen - Difficult Conversations (2000)
   William Styron - Darkness Visible (1990)
   ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Psychology Classics,
111:(Novum Organum by Francis Bacon.)
   34. "Four species of idols beset the human mind, to which (for distinction's sake) we have assigned names, calling the first Idols of the Tribe, the second Idols of the Den, the third Idols of the Market, the fourth Idols of the Theatre.
   40. "The information of notions and axioms on the foundation of true induction is the only fitting remedy by which we can ward off and expel these idols. It is, however, of great service to point them out; for the doctrine of idols bears the same relation to the interpretation of nature as that of the confutation of sophisms does to common logic.
   41. "The idols of the tribe are inherent in human nature and the very tribe or race of man; for man's sense is falsely asserted to be the standard of things; on the contrary, all the perceptions both of the senses and the mind bear reference to man and not to the Universe, and the human mind resembles these uneven mirrors which impart their own properties to different objects, from which rays are emitted and distort and disfigure them.
   42. "The idols of the den are those of each individual; for everybody (in addition to the errors common to the race of man) has his own individual den or cavern, which intercepts and corrupts the light of nature, either from his own peculiar and singular disposition, or from his education and intercourse with others, or from his reading, and the authority acquired by those whom he reverences and admires, or from the different impressions produced on the mind, as it happens to be preoccupied and predisposed, or equable and tranquil, and the like; so that the spirit of man (according to its several dispositions), is variable, confused, and, as it were, actuated by chance; and Heraclitus said well that men search for knowledge in lesser worlds, and not in the greater or common world.
   43. "There are also idols formed by the reciprocal intercourse and society of man with man, which we call idols of the market, from the commerce and association of men with each other; for men converse by means of language, but words are formed at the will of the generality, and there arises from a bad and unapt formation of words a wonderful obstruction to the mind. Nor can the definitions and explanations with which learned men are wont to guard and protect themselves in some instances afford a complete remedy-words still manifestly force the understanding, throw everything into confusion, and lead mankind into vain and innumerable controversies and fallacies.
   44. "Lastly, there are idols which have crept into men's minds from the various dogmas of peculiar systems of philosophy, and also from the perverted rules of demonstration, and these we denominate idols of the theatre: for we regard all the systems of philosophy hitherto received or imagined, as so many plays brought out and performed, creating fictitious and theatrical worlds. Nor do we speak only of the present systems, or of the philosophy and sects of the ancients, since numerous other plays of a similar nature can be still composed and made to agree with each other, the causes of the most opposite errors being generally the same. Nor, again, do we allude merely to general systems, but also to many elements and axioms of sciences which have become inveterate by tradition, implicit credence, and neglect. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity,
112:64 Arts
   1. Geet vidya: art of singing.
   2. Vadya vidya: art of playing on musical instruments.
   3. Nritya vidya: art of dancing.
   4. Natya vidya: art of theatricals.
   5. Alekhya vidya: art of painting.
   6. Viseshakacchedya vidya: art of painting the face and body with color
   7. Tandula­kusuma­bali­vikara: art of preparing offerings from rice and flowers.
   8. Pushpastarana: art of making a covering of flowers for a bed.
   9. Dasana­vasananga­raga: art of applying preparations for cleansing the teeth, cloths and painting the body.
   10. Mani­bhumika­karma: art of making the groundwork of jewels.
   11. Aayya­racana: art of covering the bed.
   12. Udaka­vadya: art of playing on music in water.
   13. Udaka­ghata: art of splashing with water.
   14. Citra­yoga: art of practically applying an admixture of colors.
   15. Malya­grathana­vikalpa: art of designing a preparation of wreaths.
   16. Sekharapida­yojana: art of practically setting the coronet on the head.
   17. Nepathya­yoga: art of practically dressing in the tiring room.
   18. Karnapatra­bhanga: art of decorating the tragus of the ear.
   19. Sugandha­yukti: art of practical application of aromatics.
   20. Bhushana­yojana: art of applying or setting ornaments.
   21. Aindra­jala: art of juggling.
   22. Kaucumara: a kind of art.
   23. Hasta­laghava: art of sleight of hand.
   24. Citra­sakapupa­bhakshya­vikara­kriya: art of preparing varieties of delicious food.
   25. Panaka­rasa­ragasava­yojana: art of practically preparing palatable drinks and tinging draughts with red color.
   26. Suci­vaya­karma: art of needleworks and weaving.
   27. Sutra­krida: art of playing with thread.
   28. Vina­damuraka­vadya: art of playing on lute and small drum.
   29. Prahelika: art of making and solving riddles.
   30. Durvacaka­yoga: art of practicing language difficult to be answered by others.
   31. Pustaka­vacana: art of reciting books.
   32. Natikakhyayika­darsana: art of enacting short plays and anecdotes.
   33. Kavya­samasya­purana: art of solving enigmatic verses.
   34. Pattika­vetra­bana­vikalpa: art of designing preparation of shield, cane and arrows.
   35. Tarku­karma: art of spinning by spindle.
   36. Takshana: art of carpentry.
   37. Vastu­vidya: art of engineering.
   38. Raupya­ratna­pariksha: art of testing silver and jewels.
   39. Dhatu­vada: art of metallurgy.
   40. Mani­raga jnana: art of tinging jewels.
   41. Akara jnana: art of mineralogy.
   42. Vrikshayur­veda­yoga: art of practicing medicine or medical treatment, by herbs.
   43. Mesha­kukkuta­lavaka­yuddha­vidhi: art of knowing the mode of fighting of lambs, cocks and birds.
   44. Suka­sarika­pralapana: art of maintaining or knowing conversation between male and female cockatoos.
   45. Utsadana: art of healing or cleaning a person with perfumes.
   46. Kesa­marjana­kausala: art of combing hair.
   47. Akshara­mushtika­kathana: art of talking with fingers.
   48. Dharana­matrika: art of the use of amulets.
   49. Desa­bhasha­jnana: art of knowing provincial dialects.
   50. Nirmiti­jnana: art of knowing prediction by heavenly voice.
   51. Yantra­matrika: art of mechanics.
   52. Mlecchita­kutarka­vikalpa: art of fabricating barbarous or foreign sophistry.
   53. Samvacya: art of conversation.
   54. Manasi kavya­kriya: art of composing verse
   55. Kriya­vikalpa: art of designing a literary work or a medical remedy.
   56. Chalitaka­yoga: art of practicing as a builder of shrines called after him.
   57. Abhidhana­kosha­cchando­jnana: art of the use of lexicography and meters.
   58. Vastra­gopana: art of concealment of cloths.
   59. Dyuta­visesha: art of knowing specific gambling.
   60. Akarsha­krida: art of playing with dice or magnet.
   61. Balaka­kridanaka: art of using children's toys.
   62. Vainayiki vidya: art of enforcing discipline.
   63. Vaijayiki vidya: art of gaining victory.
   64. Vaitaliki vidya: art of awakening master with music at dawn.
   ~ Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger, Sexual Secrets,
113:Coded Language

Whereas, breakbeats have been the missing link connecting the diasporic community to its drum woven past

Whereas the quantised drum has allowed the whirling mathematicians to calculate the ever changing distance between rock and stardom.

Whereas the velocity of the spinning vinyl, cross-faded, spun backwards, and re-released at the same given moment of recorded history , yet at a different moment in time's continuum has allowed history to catch up with the present.

We do hereby declare reality unkempt by the changing standards of dialogue.

Statements, such as, "keep it real", especially when punctuating or anticipating modes of ultra-violence inflicted psychologically or physically or depicting an unchanging rule of events will hence forth be seen as retro-active and not representative of the individually determined is.

Furthermore, as determined by the collective consciousness of this state of being and the lessened distance between thought patterns and their secular manifestations, the role of men as listening receptacles is to be increased by a number no less than 70 percent of the current enlisted as vocal aggressors.

Motherfuckers better realize, now is the time to self-actualize

We have found evidence that hip hops standard 85 rpm when increased by a number as least half the rate of it's standard or decreased at ¾ of it's speed may be a determining factor in heightening consciousness.

Studies show that when a given norm is changed in the face of the unchanging, the remaining contradictions will parallel the truth.

Equate rhyme with reason, Sun with season

Our cyclical relationship to phenomenon has encouraged scholars to erase the centers of periods, thus symbolizing the non-linear character of cause and effect

Reject mediocrity!

Your current frequencies of understanding outweigh that which as been given for you to understand.

The current standard is the equivalent of an adolescent restricted to the diet of an infant.

The rapidly changing body would acquire dysfunctional and deformative symptoms and could not properly mature on a diet of apple sauce and crushed pears

Light years are interchangeable with years of living in darkness.

The role of darkness is not to be seen as, or equated with, Ignorance, but with the unknown, and the mysteries of the unseen.

Thus, in the name of:


We claim the present as the pre-sent, as the hereafter.

We are unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun.

We are not afraid of the darkness, we trust that the moon shall guide us.

We are determining the future at this very moment.

We now know that the heart is the philosophers' stone

Our music is our alchemy

We stand as the manifested equivalent of 3 buckets of water and a hand full of minerals, thus realizing that those very buckets turned upside down supply the percussion factor of forever.

If you must count to keep the beat then count.

Find you mantra and awaken your subconscious.

Curve you circles counterclockwise

Use your cipher to decipher, Coded Language, man made laws.

Climb waterfalls and trees, commune with nature, snakes and bees.

Let your children name themselves and claim themselves as the new day for today we are determined to be the channelers of these changing frequencies into songs, paintings, writings, dance, drama, photography, carpentry, crafts, love, and love.

We enlist every instrument: Acoustic, electronic.

Every so-called race, gender, and sexual preference.

Every per-son as beings of sound to acknowledge their responsibility to uplift the consciousness of the entire fucking World.

Any utterance will be un-aimed, will be disclaimed - two rappers slain

Any utterance will be un-aimed, will be disclaimed - two rappers slain
~ Saul Williams,
114:The ancient Mesopotamians and the ancient Egyptians had some very interesting, dramatic ideas about that. For example-very briefly-there was a deity known as Marduk. Marduk was a Mesopotamian deity, and imagine this is sort of what happened. As an empire grew out of the post-ice age-15,000 years ago, 10,000 years ago-all these tribes came together. These tribes each had their own deity-their own image of the ideal. But then they started to occupy the same territory. One tribe had God A, and one tribe had God B, and one could wipe the other one out, and then it would just be God A, who wins. That's not so good, because maybe you want to trade with those people, or maybe you don't want to lose half your population in a war. So then you have to have an argument about whose God is going to take priority-which ideal is going to take priority.

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

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

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

Chaos is half psychological and half real. There's no other way to really describe it. Chaos is what you encounter when you're blown into pieces and thrown into deep confusion-when your world falls apart, when your dreams die, when you're betrayed. It's the chaos that emerges, and the chaos is everything it wants, and it's too much for you. That's for sure. It pulls you down into the underworld, and that's where the dragons are. All you've got at that point is your capacity to bloody well keep your eyes open, and to speak as carefully and as clearly as you can. Maybe, if you're lucky, you'll get through it that way and come out the other side. It's taken people a very long time to figure that out, and it looks, to me, that the idea is erected on the platform of our ancient ancestors, maybe tens of millions of years ago, because we seem to represent that which disturbs us deeply using the same system that we used to represent serpentile, or other, carnivorous predators. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series, 1,
115:SECTION 1. Books for Serious Study
   Liber CCXX. (Liber AL vel Legis.) The Book of the Law. This book is the foundation of the New Æon, and thus of the whole of our work.
   The Equinox. The standard Work of Reference in all occult matters. The Encyclopaedia of Initiation.
   Liber ABA (Book 4). A general account in elementary terms of magical and mystical powers. In four parts: (1) Mysticism (2) Magical (Elementary Theory) (3) Magick in Theory and Practice (this book) (4) The Law.
   Liber II. The Message of the Master Therion. Explains the essence of the new Law in a very simple manner.
   Liber DCCCXXXVIII. The Law of Liberty. A further explanation of The Book of the Law in reference to certain ethical problems.
   Collected Works of A. Crowley. These works contain many mystical and magical secrets, both stated clearly in prose, and woven into the Robe of sublimest poesy.
   The Yi King. (S. B. E. Series [vol. XVI], Oxford University Press.) The "Classic of Changes"; give the initiated Chinese system of Magick.
   The Tao Teh King. (S. B. E. Series [vol. XXXIX].) Gives the initiated Chinese system of Mysticism.
   Tannhäuser, by A. Crowley. An allegorical drama concerning the Progress of the Soul; the Tannhäuser story slightly remodelled.
   The Upanishads. (S. B. E. Series [vols. I & XV.) The Classical Basis of Vedantism, the best-known form of Hindu Mysticism.
   The Bhagavad-gita. A dialogue in which Krishna, the Hindu "Christ", expounds a system of Attainment.
   The Voice of the Silence, by H.P. Blavatsky, with an elaborate commentary by Frater O.M. Frater O.M., 7°=48, is the most learned of all the Brethren of the Order; he has given eighteen years to the study of this masterpiece.
   Raja-Yoga, by Swami Vivekananda. An excellent elementary study of Hindu mysticism. His Bhakti-Yoga is also good.
   The Shiva Samhita. An account of various physical means of assisting the discipline of initiation. A famous Hindu treatise on certain physical practices.
   The Hathayoga Pradipika. Similar to the Shiva Samhita.
   The Aphorisms of Patanjali. A valuable collection of precepts pertaining to mystical attainment.
   The Sword of Song. A study of Christian theology and ethics, with a statement and solution of the deepest philosophical problems. Also contains the best account extant of Buddhism, compared with modern science.
   The Book of the Dead. A collection of Egyptian magical rituals.
   Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie, by Eliphas Levi. The best general textbook of magical theory and practice for beginners. Written in an easy popular style.
   The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage. The best exoteric account of the Great Work, with careful instructions in procedure. This Book influenced and helped the Master Therion more than any other.
   The Goetia. The most intelligible of all the mediæval rituals of Evocation. Contains also the favourite Invocation of the Master Therion.
   Erdmann's History of Philosophy. A compendious account of philosophy from the earliest times. Most valuable as a general education of the mind.
   The Spiritual Guide of [Miguel de] Molinos. A simple manual of Christian Mysticism.
   The Star in the West. (Captain Fuller). An introduction to the study of the Works of Aleister Crowley.
   The Dhammapada. (S. B. E. Series [vol. X], Oxford University Press). The best of the Buddhist classics.
   The Questions of King Milinda. (S. B. E. Series [vols. XXXV & XXXVI].) Technical points of Buddhist dogma, illustrated bydialogues.
   Liber 777 vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticæ Viæ Explicandæ, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicam Sanctissimorum Scientiæ Summæ. A complete Dictionary of the Correspondences of all magical elements, reprinted with extensive additions, making it the only standard comprehensive book of reference ever published. It is to the language of Occultism what Webster or Murray is to the English language.
   Varieties of Religious Experience (William James). Valuable as showing the uniformity of mystical attainment.
   Kabbala Denudata, von Rosenroth: also The Kabbalah Unveiled, by S.L. Mathers. The text of the Qabalah, with commentary. A good elementary introduction to the subject.
   Konx Om Pax [by Aleister Crowley]. Four invaluable treatises and a preface on Mysticism and Magick.
   The Pistis Sophia [translated by G.R.S. Mead or Violet McDermot]. An admirable introduction to the study of Gnosticism.
   The Oracles of Zoroaster [Chaldæan Oracles]. An invaluable collection of precepts mystical and magical.
   The Dream of Scipio, by Cicero. Excellent for its Vision and its Philosophy.
   The Golden Verses of Pythagoras, by Fabre d'Olivet. An interesting study of the exoteric doctrines of this Master.
   The Divine Pymander, by Hermes Trismegistus. Invaluable as bearing on the Gnostic Philosophy.
   The Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians, reprint of Franz Hartmann. An invaluable compendium.
   Scrutinium Chymicum [Atalanta Fugiens]¸ by Michael Maier. One of the best treatises on alchemy.
   Science and the Infinite, by Sidney Klein. One of the best essays written in recent years.
   Two Essays on the Worship of Priapus [A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus &c. &c. &c.], by Richard Payne Knight [and Thomas Wright]. Invaluable to all students.
   The Golden Bough, by J.G. Frazer. The textbook of Folk Lore. Invaluable to all students.
   The Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine. Excellent, though elementary, as a corrective to superstition.
   Rivers of Life, by General Forlong. An invaluable textbook of old systems of initiation.
   Three Dialogues, by Bishop Berkeley. The Classic of Subjective Idealism.
   Essays of David Hume. The Classic of Academic Scepticism.
   First Principles by Herbert Spencer. The Classic of Agnosticism.
   Prolegomena [to any future Metaphysics], by Immanuel Kant. The best introduction to Metaphysics.
   The Canon [by William Stirling]. The best textbook of Applied Qabalah.
   The Fourth Dimension, by [Charles] H. Hinton. The best essay on the subject.
   The Essays of Thomas Henry Huxley. Masterpieces of philosophy, as of prose.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Appendix I: Literature Recommended to Aspirants
116:How to Meditate
Deep meditation is a mental procedure that utilizes the nature of the mind to systematically bring the mind to rest. If the mind is given the opportunity, it will go to rest with no effort. That is how the mind works.
Indeed, effort is opposed to the natural process of deep meditation. The mind always seeks the path of least resistance to express itself. Most of the time this is by making more and more thoughts. But it is also possible to create a situation in the mind that turns the path of least resistance into one leading to fewer and fewer thoughts. And, very soon, no thoughts at all. This is done by using a particular thought in a particular way. The thought is called a mantra.
For our practice of deep meditation, we will use the thought - I AM. This will be our mantra.
It is for the sound that we will use I AM, not for the meaning of it.
The meaning has an obvious significance in English, and I AM has a religious meaning in the English Bible as well. But we will not use I AM for the meaning - only for the sound. We can also spell it AYAM. No meaning there, is there? Only the sound. That is what we want. If your first language is not English, you may spell the sound phonetically in your own language if you wish. No matter how we spell it, it will be the same sound. The power of the sound ...I AM... is great when thought inside. But only if we use a particular procedure. Knowing this procedure is the key to successful meditation. It is very simple. So simple that we will devote many pages here to discussing how to keep it simple, because we all have a tendency to make things more complicated. Maintaining simplicity is the key to right meditation.
Here is the procedure of deep meditation: While sitting comfortably with eyes closed, we'll just relax. We will notice thoughts, streams of thoughts. That is fine. We just let them go by without minding them. After about a minute, we gently introduce the mantra, ...I AM...
We think the mantra in a repetition very easily inside. The speed of repetition may vary, and we do not mind it. We do not intone the mantra out loud. We do not deliberately locate the mantra in any particular part of the body. Whenever we realize we are not thinking the mantra inside anymore, we come back to it easily. This may happen many times in a sitting, or only once or twice. It doesn't matter. We follow this procedure of easily coming back to the mantra when we realize we are off it for the predetermined time of our meditation session. That's it.
Very simple.
Typically, the way we will find ourselves off the mantra will be in a stream of other thoughts. This is normal. The mind is a thought machine, remember? Making thoughts is what it does. But, if we are meditating, as soon as we realize we are off into a stream of thoughts, no matter how mundane or profound, we just easily go back to the mantra.
Like that. We don't make a struggle of it. The idea is not that we have to be on the mantra all the time. That is not the objective. The objective is to easily go back to it when we realize we are off it. We just favor the mantra with our attention when we notice we are not thinking it. If we are back into a stream of other thoughts five seconds later, we don't try and force the thoughts out. Thoughts are a normal part of the deep meditation process. We just ease back to the mantra again. We favor it.
Deep meditation is a going toward, not a pushing away from. We do that every single time with the mantra when we realize we are off it - just easily favoring it. It is a gentle persuasion. No struggle. No fuss. No iron willpower or mental heroics are necessary for this practice. All such efforts are away from the simplicity of deep meditation and will reduce its effectiveness.
As we do this simple process of deep meditation, we will at some point notice a change in the character of our inner experience. The mantra may become very refined and fuzzy. This is normal. It is perfectly all right to think the mantra in a very refined and fuzzy way if this is the easiest. It should always be easy - never a struggle. Other times, we may lose track of where we are for a while, having no mantra, or stream of thoughts either. This is fine too. When we realize we have been off somewhere, we just ease back to the mantra again. If we have been very settled with the mantra being barely recognizable, we can go back to that fuzzy level of it, if it is the easiest. As the mantra refines, we are riding it inward with our attention to progressively deeper levels of inner silence in the mind. So it is normal for the mantra to become very faint and fuzzy. We cannot force this to happen. It will happen naturally as our nervous system goes through its many cycles ofinner purification stimulated by deep meditation. When the mantra refines, we just go with it. And when the mantra does not refine, we just be with it at whatever level is easy. No struggle. There is no objective to attain, except to continue the simple procedure we are describing here.

When and Where to Meditate
How long and how often do we meditate? For most people, twenty minutes is the best duration for a meditation session. It is done twice per day, once before the morning meal and day's activity, and then again before the evening meal and evening's activity.
Try to avoid meditating right after eating or right before bed.
Before meal and activity is the ideal time. It will be most effective and refreshing then. Deep meditation is a preparation for activity, and our results over time will be best if we are active between our meditation sessions. Also, meditation is not a substitute for sleep. The ideal situation is a good balance between meditation, daily activity and normal sleep at night. If we do this, our inner experience will grow naturally over time, and our outer life will become enriched by our growing inner silence.
A word on how to sit in meditation: The first priority is comfort. It is not desirable to sit in a way that distracts us from the easy procedure of meditation. So sitting in a comfortable chair with back support is a good way to meditate. Later on, or if we are already familiar, there can be an advantage to sitting with legs crossed, also with back support. But always with comfort and least distraction being the priority. If, for whatever reason, crossed legs are not feasible for us, we will do just fine meditating in our comfortable chair. There will be no loss of the benefits.
Due to commitments we may have, the ideal routine of meditation sessions will not always be possible. That is okay. Do the best you can and do not stress over it. Due to circumstances beyond our control, sometimes the only time we will have to meditate will be right after a meal, or even later in the evening near bedtime. If meditating at these times causes a little disruption in our system, we will know it soon enough and make the necessary adjustments. The main thing is that we do our best to do two meditations every day, even if it is only a short session between our commitments. Later on, we will look at the options we have to make adjustments to address varying outer circumstances, as well as inner experiences that can come up.
Before we go on, you should try a meditation. Find a comfortable place to sit where you are not likely to be interrupted and do a short meditation, say ten minutes, and see how it goes. It is a toe in the water.
Make sure to take a couple of minutes at the end sitting easily without doing the procedure of meditation. Then open your eyes slowly. Then read on here.
As you will see, the simple procedure of deep meditation and it's resulting experiences will raise some questions. We will cover many of them here.
So, now we will move into the practical aspects of deep meditation - your own experiences and initial symptoms of the growth of your own inner silence. ~ Yogani, Deep Meditation,
117:[The Gods and Their Worlds]

   [...] According to traditions and occult schools, all these zones of realities, these planes of realities have got different names; they have been classified in a different way, but there is an essential analogy, and if you go back far enough into the traditions, you see only the words changing according to the country and the language. Even now, the experiences of Western occultists and those of Eastern occultists offer great similarities. All who set out on the discovery of these invisible worlds and make a report of what they saw, give a very similar description, whether they be from here or there; they use different words, but the experience is very similar and the handling of forces is the same.

   This knowledge of the occult worlds is based on the existence of subtle bodies and of subtle worlds corresponding to those bodies. They are what the psychological method calls "states of consciousness", but these states of consciousness really correspond to worlds. The occult procedure consists then in being aware of these various inner states of being or subtle bodies and in becoming sufficiently a master of them so as to be able to go out of them successively, one after another. There is indeed a whole scale of subtleties, increasing or decreasing according to the direction in which you go, and the occult procedure consists in going out of a denser body into a subtler body and so on again, up to the most ethereal regions. You go, by successive exteriorisations, into bodies or worlds more and more subtle. It is somewhat as if every time you passed into another dimension. The fourth dimension of the physicists is nothing but the scientific transcription of an occult knowledge. To give another image, one can say that the physical body is at the centre - it is the most material, the densest and also the smallest - and the inner bodies, more subtle, overflow more and more the central physical body; they pass through it, extending themselves farther and farther, like water evaporating from a porous vase and forming a kind of steam all around. And the greater the subtlety, the more the extension tends to unite with that of the universe: one ends by universalising oneself. And it is altogether a concrete process which gives an objective experience of invisible worlds and even enables one to act in these worlds.

   There are, then, only a very small number of people in the West who know that these gods are not merely subjective and imaginary - more or less wildly imaginary - but that they correspond to a universal truth.

   All these regions, all these domains are filled with beings who exist, each in its own domain, and if you are awake and conscious on a particular plane - for instance, if on going out of a more material body you awake on some higher plane, you have the same relation with the things and people of that plane as you had with the things and people of the material world. That is to say, there exists an entirely objective relation that has nothing to do with the idea you may have of these things. Naturally, the resemblance is greater and greater as you approach the physical world, the material world, and there even comes a time when the one region has a direct action upon the other. In any case, in what Sri Aurobindo calls the overmental worlds, you will find a concrete reality absolutely independent of your personal experience; you go back there and again find the same things, with the differences that have occurred during your absence. And you have relations with those beings that are identical with the relations you have with physical beings, with this difference that the relation is more plastic, supple and direct - for example, there is the capacity to change the external form, the visible form, according to the inner state you are in. But you can make an appointment with someone and be at the appointed place and find the same being again, with certain differences that have come about during your absence; it is entirely concrete with results entirely concrete.

   One must have at least a little of this experience in order to understand these things. Otherwise, those who are convinced that all this is mere human imagination and mental formation, who believe that these gods have such and such a form because men have thought them to be like that, and that they have certain defects and certain qualities because men have thought them to be like that - all those who say that God is made in the image of man and that he exists only in human thought, all these will not understand; to them this will appear absolutely ridiculous, madness. One must have lived a little, touched the subject a little, to know how very concrete the thing is.

   Naturally, children know a good deal if they have not been spoilt. There are so many children who return every night to the same place and continue to live the life they have begun there. When these faculties are not spoilt with age, you can keep them with you. At a time when I was especially interested in dreams, I could return exactly to a place and continue a work that I had begun: supervise something, for example, set something in order, a work of organisation or of discovery, of exploration. You go until you reach a certain spot, as you would go in life, then you take a rest, then you return and begin again - you begin the work at the place where you left off and you continue it. And you perceive that there are things which are quite independent of you, in the sense that changes of which you are not at all the author, have taken place automatically during your absence.

   But for this, you must live these experiences yourself, you must see them yourself, live them with sufficient sincerity and spontaneity in order to see that they are independent of any mental formation. For you can do the opposite also, and deepen the study of the action of mental formation upon events. This is very interesting, but it is another domain. And this study makes you very careful, very prudent, because you become aware of how far you can delude yourself. So you must study both, the dream and the occult reality, in order to see what is the essential difference between the two. The one depends upon us; the other exists in itself; entirely independent of the thought that we have of it.

   When you have worked in that domain, you recognise in fact that once a subject has been studied and something has been learnt mentally, it gives a special colour to the experience; the experience may be quite spontaneous and sincere, but the simple fact that the subject was known and studied lends a particular quality. Whereas if you had learnt nothing about the question, if you knew nothing at all, the transcription would be completely spontaneous and sincere when the experience came; it would be more or less adequate, but it would not be the outcome of a previous mental formation.

   Naturally, this occult knowledge or this experience is not very frequent in the world, because in those who do not have a developed inner life, there are veritable gaps between the external consciousness and the inmost consciousness; the linking states of being are missing and they have to be constructed. So when people enter there for the first time, they are bewildered, they have the impression they have fallen into the night, into nothingness, into non-being!

   I had a Danish friend, a painter, who was like that. He wanted me to teach him how to go out of the body; he used to have interesting dreams and thought that it would be worth the trouble to go there consciously. So I made him "go out" - but it was a frightful thing! When he was dreaming, a part of his mind still remained conscious, active, and a kind of link existed between this active part and his external being; then he remembered some of his dreams, but it was a very partial phenomenon. And to go out of one's body means to pass gradually through all the states of being, if one does the thing systematically. Well, already in the subtle physical, one is almost de-individualised, and when one goes farther, there remains nothing, for nothing is formed or individualised.

   Thus, when people are asked to meditate or told to go within, to enter into themselves, they are in agony - naturally! They have the impression that they are vanishing. And with reason: there is nothing, no consciousness!

   These things that appear to us quite natural and evident, are, for people who know nothing, wild imagination. If, for example, you transplant these experiences or this knowledge to the West, well, unless you have been frequenting the circles of occultists, they stare at you with open eyes. And when you have turned your back, they hasten to say, "These people are cranks!" Now to come back to the gods and conclude. It must be said that all those beings who have never had an earthly existence - gods or demons, invisible beings and powers - do not possess what the Divine has put into man: the psychic being. And this psychic being gives to man true love, charity, compassion, a deep kindness, which compensate for all his external defects.

   In the gods there is no fault because they live according to their own nature, spontaneously and without constraint: as gods, it is their manner of being. But if you take a higher point of view, if you have a higher vision, a vision of the whole, you see that they lack certain qualities that are exclusively human. By his capacity of love and self-giving, man can have as much power as the gods and even more, when he is not egoistic, when he has surmounted his egoism.

   If he fulfils the required condition, man is nearer to the Supreme than the gods are. He can be nearer. He is not so automatically, but he has the power to be so, the potentiality.

   If human love manifested itself without mixture, it would be all-powerful. Unfortunately, in human love there is as much love of oneself as of the one loved; it is not a love that makes you forget yourself. - 4 November 1958

   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III, 355
118:Mental Education

OF ALL lines of education, mental education is the most widely known and practised, yet except in a few rare cases there are gaps which make it something very incomplete and in the end quite insufficient.

   Generally speaking, schooling is considered to be all the mental education that is necessary. And when a child has been made to undergo, for a number of years, a methodical training which is more like cramming than true schooling, it is considered that whatever is necessary for his mental development has been done. Nothing of the kind. Even conceding that the training is given with due measure and discrimination and does not permanently damage the brain, it cannot impart to the human mind the faculties it needs to become a good and useful instrument. The schooling that is usually given can, at the most, serve as a system of gymnastics to increase the suppleness of the brain. From this standpoint, each branch of human learning represents a special kind of mental gymnastics, and the verbal formulations given to these various branches each constitute a special and well-defined language.

   A true mental education, which will prepare man for a higher life, has five principal phases. Normally these phases follow one after another, but in exceptional individuals they may alternate or even proceed simultaneously. These five phases, in brief, are:

   (1) Development of the power of concentration, the capacity of attention.
   (2) Development of the capacities of expansion, widening, complexity and richness.
   (3) Organisation of one's ideas around a central idea, a higher ideal or a supremely luminous idea that will serve as a guide in life.
   (4) Thought-control, rejection of undesirable thoughts, to become able to think only what one wants and when one wants.
   (5) Development of mental silence, perfect calm and a more and more total receptivity to inspirations coming from the higher regions of the being.

   It is not possible to give here all the details concerning the methods to be employed in the application of these five phases of education to different individuals. Still, a few explanations on points of detail can be given.

   Undeniably, what most impedes mental progress in children is the constant dispersion of their thoughts. Their thoughts flutter hither and thither like butterflies and they have to make a great effort to fix them. Yet this capacity is latent in them, for when you succeed in arousing their interest, they are capable of a good deal of attention. By his ingenuity, therefore, the educator will gradually help the child to become capable of a sustained effort of attention and a faculty of more and more complete absorption in the work in hand. All methods that can develop this faculty of attention from games to rewards are good and can all be utilised according to the need and the circumstances. But it is the psychological action that is most important and the sovereign method is to arouse in the child an interest in what you want to teach him, a liking for work, a will to progress. To love to learn is the most precious gift that one can give to a child: to love to learn always and everywhere, so that all circumstances, all happenings in life may be constantly renewed opportunities for learning more and always more.

   For that, to attention and concentration should be added observation, precise recording and faithfulness of memory. This faculty of observation can be developed by varied and spontaneous exercises, making use of every opportunity that presents itself to keep the child's thought wakeful, alert and prompt. The growth of the understanding should be stressed much more than that of memory. One knows well only what one has understood. Things learnt by heart, mechanically, fade away little by little and finally disappear; what is understood is never forgotten. Moreover, you must never refuse to explain to a child the how and the why of things. If you cannot do it yourself, you must direct the child to those who are qualified to answer or point out to him some books that deal with the question. In this way you will progressively awaken in the child the taste for true study and the habit of making a persistent effort to know.

   This will bring us quite naturally to the second phase of development in which the mind should be widened and enriched.

   You will gradually show the child that everything can become an interesting subject for study if it is approached in the right way. The life of every day, of every moment, is the best school of all, varied, complex, full of unexpected experiences, problems to be solved, clear and striking examples and obvious consequences. It is so easy to arouse healthy curiosity in children, if you answer with intelligence and clarity the numerous questions they ask. An interesting reply to one readily brings others in its train and so the attentive child learns without effort much more than he usually does in the classroom. By a choice made with care and insight, you should also teach him to enjoy good reading-matter which is both instructive and attractive. Do not be afraid of anything that awakens and pleases his imagination; imagination develops the creative mental faculty and through it study becomes living and the mind develops in joy.

   In order to increase the suppleness and comprehensiveness of his mind, one should see not only that he studies many varied topics, but above all that a single subject is approached in various ways, so that the child understands in a practical manner that there are many ways of facing the same intellectual problem, of considering it and solving it. This will remove all rigidity from his brain and at the same time it will make his thinking richer and more supple and prepare it for a more complex and comprehensive synthesis. In this way also the child will be imbued with the sense of the extreme relativity of mental learning and, little by little, an aspiration for a truer source of knowledge will awaken in him.

   Indeed, as the child grows older and progresses in his studies, his mind too ripens and becomes more and more capable of forming general ideas, and with them almost always comes a need for certitude, for a knowledge that is stable enough to form the basis of a mental construction which will permit all the diverse and scattered and often contradictory ideas accumulated in his brain to be organised and put in order. This ordering is indeed very necessary if one is to avoid chaos in one's thoughts. All contradictions can be transformed into complements, but for that one must discover the higher idea that will have the power to bring them harmoniously together. It is always good to consider every problem from all possible standpoints so as to avoid partiality and exclusiveness; but if the thought is to be active and creative, it must, in every case, be the natural and logical synthesis of all the points of view adopted. And if you want to make the totality of your thoughts into a dynamic and constructive force, you must also take great care as to the choice of the central idea of your mental synthesis; for upon that will depend the value of this synthesis. The higher and larger the central idea and the more universal it is, rising above time and space, the more numerous and the more complex will be the ideas, notions and thoughts which it will be able to organise and harmonise.

   It goes without saying that this work of organisation cannot be done once and for all. The mind, if it is to keep its vigour and youth, must progress constantly, revise its notions in the light of new knowledge, enlarge its frame-work to include fresh notions and constantly reclassify and reorganise its thoughts, so that each of them may find its true place in relation to the others and the whole remain harmonious and orderly.

   All that has just been said concerns the speculative mind, the mind that learns. But learning is only one aspect of mental activity; the other, which is at least equally important, is the constructive faculty, the capacity to form and thus prepare action. This very important part of mental activity has rarely been the subject of any special study or discipline. Only those who want, for some reason, to exercise a strict control over their mental activities think of observing and disciplining this faculty of formation; and as soon as they try it, they have to face difficulties so great that they appear almost insurmountable.

   And yet control over this formative activity of the mind is one of the most important aspects of self-education; one can say that without it no mental mastery is possible. As far as study is concerned, all ideas are acceptable and should be included in the synthesis, whose very function is to become more and more rich and complex; but where action is concerned, it is just the opposite. The ideas that are accepted for translation into action should be strictly controlled and only those that agree with the general trend of the central idea forming the basis of the mental synthesis should be permitted to express themselves in action. This means that every thought entering the mental consciousness should be set before the central idea; if it finds a logical place among the thoughts already grouped, it will be admitted into the synthesis; if not, it will be rejected so that it can have no influence on the action. This work of mental purification should be done very regularly in order to secure a complete control over one's actions.

   For this purpose, it is good to set apart some time every day when one can quietly go over one's thoughts and put one's synthesis in order. Once the habit is acquired, you can maintain control over your thoughts even during work and action, allowing only those which are useful for what you are doing to come to the surface. Particularly, if you have continued to cultivate the power of concentration and attention, only the thoughts that are needed will be allowed to enter the active external consciousness and they then become all the more dynamic and effective. And if, in the intensity of concentration, it becomes necessary not to think at all, all mental vibration can be stilled and an almost total silence secured. In this silence one can gradually open to the higher regions of the mind and learn to record the inspirations that come from there.

   But even before reaching this point, silence in itself is supremely useful, because in most people who have a somewhat developed and active mind, the mind is never at rest. During the day, its activity is kept under a certain control, but at night, during the sleep of the body, the control of the waking state is almost completely removed and the mind indulges in activities which are sometimes excessive and often incoherent. This creates a great stress which leads to fatigue and the diminution of the intellectual faculties.

   The fact is that like all the other parts of the human being, the mind too needs rest and it will not have this rest unless we know how to provide it. The art of resting one's mind is something to be acquired. Changing one's mental activity is certainly one way of resting; but the greatest possible rest is silence. And as far as the mental faculties are concerned a few minutes passed in the calm of silence are a more effective rest than hours of sleep.

   When one has learned to silence the mind at will and to concentrate it in receptive silence, then there will be no problem that cannot be solved, no mental difficulty whose solution cannot be found. When it is agitated, thought becomes confused and impotent; in an attentive tranquillity, the light can manifest itself and open up new horizons to man's capacity. Bulletin, November 1951

   ~ The Mother, On Education,


1:The language of truth is simple. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
2:In language clarity is everything. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
3:All language is but a poor translation. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
4:Everyone smiles in the same language. ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
5:Language is the light of the mind. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
6:Grammar is the analysis of language. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
7:I feed on good soup, not beautiful language. ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
8:Accounting is the language of business. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
9:Armenian is the language to speak with God. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
10:Language is the medium of our thoughts. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
11:A riot is the language of the unheard. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
12:Language is the archives of history.  ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
13:The Bible is God's Word given in man's language ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
14:Finality is not the language of politics. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
15:Our language evolved as a way of gossiping. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
16:The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
17:Retirement is the ugliest word in the language. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
18:They had nothing in common but the English language. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
19:French is the language that turns dirt into romance. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
20:Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation. ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
21:Fools laugh at the Latin language. -Rident stolidi verba Latina ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
22:Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.   ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
23:The language of the poem is the language of particulars. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
24:And sure in language strange she said, / I love thee true. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
25:I type 101 words a minute, but it's in my own language. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
26:Language is the source of misunderstandings. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
27:At every moment where language can't go, that's your mind. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
28:Music is the universal language of mankind. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
29:There is a logic of language and a logic of mathematics. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
30:I type a 101 words a minute. But it's in my own language. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
31:By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth. ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
32:In general, every country has the language it deserves. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
33:Learning another language is like becoming another person. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
34:All language is rhetorical, and even the senses are poets. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
35:The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
36:Next to God, “love” is the word most mangled in every language. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
37:A language, like a species, when extinct, never... reappears. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
38:You who read me, are You sure of understanding my language? ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
39:Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
40:Language is the chief means and index of a nation's progress. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
41:Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
42:To speak of atrocious crime in mild language is treason to virtue. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
43:But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
44:Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
45:Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
46:When you steal a people's language, you leave their soul bewildered. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
47:Some things in life are too complicated to explain in any language. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
48:The limits of my language are the limits of my universe. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
49:Better say nothing at all. Language is worth a thousand pounds a word! ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
50:The language of love is the language of humility or humbleness. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
51:You cannot write in more than one language. Words don't come out as well. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
52:Let God be true but every man a liar" is the language of true faith ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
53:Sex is the Universal Language in which nobody speaks; they don't have to. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
54:Silence is God's first language; everything else is a poor translation. ~ thomas-keating, @wisdomtrove
55:Learning a language represents training in the delusions of that language. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
56:England and America are two countries separated by a common language. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
57:England and America are two countries separated by the same language. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
58:Language designed to impress builds a gulf. Language to express builds a bridge. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
59:Love is a child that talks in broken language, yet then he speaks most plain. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
60:The contrived language and the flattering attitude rarely come with the virtue. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
61:If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
62:Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.   ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
63:Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.    ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
64:French is the language of diplomacy. Spanish is the language of bureaucracy. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
65:Fierce language and pretentious advances are signs that the enemy is about to retreat. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
66:Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are.   ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
67:Stillness is the language God speaks, and everything else is a bad translation.   ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
68:The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
69:The slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
70:Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
71:Language has time as its element; all other media have space as their element. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
72:Words have power. Use the language of leadership versus the vocabulary of a victim. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
73:Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of language. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
74:I trade both with the living and the dead, for the enrichment of our native language. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
75:Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
76:No literature is complete until the language it was written in is dead. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
77:FEAR is an acronym in the English language for ‘False Evidence Appearing Real’. ~ neale-donald-walsch, @wisdomtrove
78:If you want to talk about something new, you have to make up a new kind of language. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
79:I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
80:The only universal language I know of that wraps up joy and gratitude and love is laughter. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
81:The word happiness exists in every language; it is plausible the thing itself exists. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
82:A riot is the language of the unheard. On blacks in America; address at Birmingham AL ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
83:Language is an intrinsic part of who we are and what has, for good or evil, happened to us. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
84:For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
85:The activity of art is... as important as the activity of language itself, and as universal. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
86:The world was made before English language, and seemingly upon a different design. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
87:We don't have a language for the senses. Feelings are images, sensations are like musical sounds. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
88:[Armenian] is a rich language, however, and would amply repay any one the trouble of learning it. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
89:I don't speak ... I operate a machine called language. It creaks and groans, but is mine own. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
90:If you are a thinker, you will change the language. You will not use words the way others do. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
91:“Language is the most imperfect and expensive means yet discovered for communicating thought.” ~ william-james, @wisdomtrove
92:Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
93:There is no swifter route to the corruption of thought than through the corruption of language ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
94:In learning the art of storytelling by animation, I have discovered that language has an anatomy. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
95:The notion that anything is gained by fixing a language in a groove is cherished only by pedants. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
96:I do not know if there is a more dreadful word in the English language than that word "lost." ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
97:Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-sr, @wisdomtrove
98:We've been speaking English as a second language so long that we've forgotten it as our first. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
99:The language of silence is the language of God, the language of silence is the language of the heart. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
100:To get someone to pose, you have to be very good friends and above all speak the language. ~ pierre-auguste-renoir, @wisdomtrove
101:And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
102:Art is a manifestation of emotion, and emotion speaks a language that all may understand. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
103:The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
104:Ransack the language as he might, words failed him. He wanted another landscape, and another tongue. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
105:These men of many nations must be taught American ways, the English language, and the right way to live. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
106:A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time, or alien in language, or diverse in interest. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
107:I'd come to realize that all our troubles spring from our failure to use plain, clear-cut language. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
108:Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
109:[My mother tongue is] Albanian. But, I am equally fluent in Bengali (language of Calcutta) and English. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
110:I'm no linguist, but I have been told that in the Russian language, there isn't even a word for freedom. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
111:It is music that, being the universal language, has no need to learn any particular language of the world. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
112:The three ingredients of poetry: the mystery of the universe, spiritual curiosity, the energy of language. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
113:All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
114:Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
115:The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
116:I come from a tradition - from the Jewish tradition, which believes in words, in language, in communication. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
117:What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
118:Language learning deserves special mention. It is, bar none, the best thing you can do to hone clear thinking. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
119:The nine most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
120:I love the language, it sounds as if it should be writ on satin with syllables which breathe of the sweet South ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
121:Prayers have no boundaries. They can leap miles and continents and be translated instantly into any language. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
122:The body is a very low level machine language. The language of the soul, of the mind, is much more evolved. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
123:Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
124:Religion is the life of India, religion is the language of this country, the symbol of all its movements. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
125:What sets men at variance is but the treachery of language, for always they desire the same things. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
126:Magic and art tend to share a lot of the same language. They both talk about evocation, invocation, and conjuring. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
127:No one for a moment can pretend that printing is so great a discovery as writing, or algebra as a language. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
128:The pen is the language of the soul; as the concepts that in it are generated, such will be its writings. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
129:To call the world God is not to explain it; it is only to enrich our language with a superfluous synonym. ~ arthur-schopenhauer, @wisdomtrove
130:Dictionary: a malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
131:If you stick a Babel fish in your ear you can instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
132:I try to speak in everyday language. I feel like God has gifted me to take Bible principles and make them practical. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
133:I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
134:Words have no language which can utter the secrets of love; and beyond the limits of expression is the expounding of desire. ~ hafez, @wisdomtrove
135:He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel. ~ francis-bacon, @wisdomtrove
136:The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything! ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
137:The mathematical sciences wield their particular language made of digits and signs, no less subtle than any other. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
138:Art is a universal language and through it each nation makes its own unique contribution to the culture of mankind. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
139:Eloquence is the power to translate a truth into language perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
140:The subtle difference in our attitude can make a major difference in our future. It can be as simple as the language we use. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
141:Profanity is the parlance of the fool. Why curse when there is such a magnificent language with which to discourse? ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
142:When I read Shakespeare I am struck with wonder that such trivial people should muse and thunder in such lovely language. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
143:It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, &
144:Language comes first. It's not that language grows out of consciousness, if you haven't got language, you can't be conscious. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
145:Language is an art, like brewing or baking... . It certainly is not a true instinct, for every language has to be learnt. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
146:We need language to tell us who we are, how we feel, what we're capable of- to explain the pains and glory of our existence. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
147:Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
148:that your power of command with simple language was one of the magnificent things of our century. (from the poem: result) ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
149:Language is called the garment of thought: however, it should rather be, language is the flesh-garment, the body, of thought. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
150:Most human beings know only the language of exploitation. Due to their selfishness, they are unable to consider others. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
151:I believe the United States should allow all foreigners in this country, provided they can speak our native language... Apache. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
152:Of course language is not an infallible guide, but it contains, with all its defects, a good deal of stored insight and experience. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
153:Man can think of divine things only in his own human way, to us the Absolute can be expressed only in our relative language. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
154:A language does not become fixed. The human intellect is always on the march, or, if you prefer, in movement, and languages with it. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
155:Or thou might'st better listen to the wind, Whose language is to thee a barren noise, Though it blows legend-laden through the trees. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
156:Music! language of the soul, Of love, of God to man; Bright beam from heaven thrilling, That lightens sorrow's weight. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
157:Each stage of development, remember, has a dialectic of progress&
158:For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
159:I have often thought that unselfishness combined in one word more of the teachings of the Bible than any other in the language. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
160:The mind is like a computer. It runs programs. Most of the software has been poorly written. It is written in the language of fear. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
161:Every language is so full of its own proprieties that what is beautiful in one is often barbarous, nay, sometimes nonsense, in another. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
162:Sallust is indisputably one of the best historians among the Romans, both for the purity of his language and the elegance of his style. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
163:The first and most important thing of all, at least for writers today, is to strip language clean, to lay it bare down to the bone. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
164:There is a language that is beyond words. If I can learn to decipher that language without words, I will be able to decipher the world. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
165:Yeats was the greatest poet of our times . . . certainly the greatest in this language, and so far as I am able to judge, in any language. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
166:Human language is local and changeable, and is therefore incapable of being used as the means of unchangeable and universal information. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
167:I begin to long for some little language such as lovers use, broken words, inarticulate words, like the shuffling of feet on pavement. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
168:To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
169:We like to think we live in daylight, but half the world is always dark, and fantasy, like poetry, speaks the language of the night. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
170:Feeling is the language of the soul. If you want to know what's true for you about something, look to how you're feeling about it. ~ neale-donald-walsch, @wisdomtrove
171:If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.   ~ nelson-mandela, @wisdomtrove
172:Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
173:Sign language is the equal of speech, lending itself equally to the rigorous and the poetic, to philosophical analysis or to making love. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
174:Someone handed me Mexico City Blues in St. Paul [Minnesota] in 1959 and it blew my mind. It was the first poetry that spoke my own language. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
175:Photography has escalated almost exponentially! It is a language which covers almost every aspect of communication; factual and expressive. ~ amsel-adams, @wisdomtrove
176:If language is not rectified, words do not correspond to meaning, and if words do not correspond to meaning, our deeds cannot be accomplished. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
177:I want to learn how to speak Italian. For years, I'd wished I could speak Italian&
178:Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
179:Spite is a little word, but it represents as strange a jumble of feelings and compound of discords, as any polysyllable in the language. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
180:If you use insulting or degrading language, or put down the person in any way, they will focus on that, and not on the rest of the criticism. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
181:Is there no room for art in the spoken language? What is the use of creating an unnatural language to the exclusion of the natural one? ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
182:Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt, but cannot be reduced to a common denominator. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
183:Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
184:Much more of the brain is devoted to movement than to language. Language is only a little thing sitting on top of this huge ocean of movement. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
185:Cicero called Aristotle a river of flowing gold, and said of Plato's Dialogues, that if Jupiter were to speak, it would be in language like theirs. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
186:Sports just happen to be excellent for avoiding foreign-language stage fright and developing lasting friendships while still sounding like Tarzan. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
187:We have a president for whom English is a second language. He's like &
188:If Language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant. If what is said is not what is meant, then what ought to be done, remains undone. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
189:I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
190:Music is the language of God. God's language, music, is not like mathematics or geometry. It is a language of love. If we love music, that is enough. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
191:Without doubt, the mightiest thought the mind can entertain is the thought of God, and the weightest word in any language is its word for God. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
192:Did you ever admire an empty-headed writer for his or her mastery of the language? No. So your own winning style must begin with ideas in your head. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
193:The American constitutions were to liberty, what a grammar is to language: they define its parts of speech, and practically construct them into syntax ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
194:By emphasizing the importance of a common language, we safeguard a proud legacy and help to ensure that America's future will be as great as her past. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
195:I heard someone say he [Carl Sandburg] was the kind of writer who had everything to gain and nothing to lose by being translated into another language. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
196:That term, &
197:My advice to all who have the time or inclination to concern themselves with the international language movement would be: &
198:As far as I am concerned, a painting speaks for itself. What is the use of giving explanations, when all is said and done? A painter has only one language. ~ pablo-picasso, @wisdomtrove
199:Reality is beyond speech and thought. Only that which can be expressed in words is being said. But what cannot be put into language is indeed That which IS. ~ anandamayi-ma, @wisdomtrove
200:Seemingly unrelated [things] that are in fact really related, that's the stuff I like to talk about. Like dancing, language learning, swimming, three-pointers. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
201:If God had so wished, he would have made all Indians speak with one language ... the unity of India has been and shall always be a unity in diversity. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
202:Has it ever occurred to you,' he said, &
203:In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
204:Next to God, love is the word most mangled in every language. The highest form of regard between two people is friendship, and when love enters, friendship dies. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
205:And what the dead had no speech for, when living, they can tell you, being dead: the communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
206:He who thinks much says but little in proportion to his thoughts. He selects that language which will convey his ideas in the most explicit and direct manner. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
207:If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation even among people who should and do know better. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
208:Now and again he spoke to those that served him and thanked them in their own language. They smiled at him and said laughing: &
209:Psychobabble attempts to redefine the entire English language just to make a correct statement incorrect. Psychology is the study of why someone would try to do this. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
210:Feelings are the language of the soul, but you must make sure you are listening to your true feelings and not some counterfeit model constructed in your mind. ~ neale-donald-walsch, @wisdomtrove
211:Not only every great poet, but every genuine, but lesser poet, fulfils once for all some possibility of language, and so leaves one possibility less for his successors. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
212:Young feller, you will never appreciate the potentialities of the English language until you have heard a Southern mule driver search the soul of a mule. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
213:The true Way is sublime. It can't be expressed in language. Of what use are scriptures? But someone who sees his own nature finds the Way, even if he can't read a word. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
214:Silence is the language of Om. We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
215:Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance. Violent language and driving forward as if to the attack are signs that he will retreat. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
216:There rise authors now and then, who seem proof against the mutability of language, because they have rooted themselves in the unchanging principles of human nature. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
217:I have the hatred of apartheid in my bones; and most of all I detest the segregation or separation of Language and Literature. I do not care which of them you think White. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
218:In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
219:The superior man undergoes three changes. Looked at from a distance, he appears stern; when approached, he is mild; when he is heard to speak, his language is firm and decided. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
220:All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
221:I read the Bible to myself; I'll take any translation, any edition, and read it aloud, just to hear the language, hear the rhythm, and remind myself how beautiful English is. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
222:Poetry, whose material is language, is perhaps the most human and least worldly of the arts, the one in which the end product remains closest to the thought that inspired it. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
223:We understand … that what constitutes the dignity of a craft is that it creates a fellowship, that it binds men together and fashions for them a common language. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
224:Cable is not bound because people pay for it. It's literally a choice, that's the operative word. If you don't like the language, if cocksucker offends you, then turn it off. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
225:Nobody believes me when I say that my long book is an attempt to create a world in which a form of language agreeable to my personal aesthetic might seem real. But it is true. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
226:Language exists to communicate whatever it can communicate. Some things it communicates so badly that we never attempt to communicate them by words if any other medium is available. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
227:My friendship you shall have, leanred Man," piped Reepicheep. "And any Dwarf&
228:But behaviour in the human being is sometimes a defence, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication. ~ abraham-maslow, @wisdomtrove
229:Language, that most human invention, can enable what, in principle, should not be possible. It can allow all of us, even the congenitally blind, to see with another person’s eyes. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
230:The lapse of ages changes all things - time, language, the earth, the bounds of the sea, the stars of the sky, and every thing about, around, and underneath man, except man himself. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
231:We agreed that people are now afraid of the English language. He [T.S. Eliot] said it came of being bookish, but not reading books enough. One should read all styles thoroughly. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
232:No language is justly studied merely as an aid to other purposes. It will in fact better serve other purposes, philological or historical, when it is studied for love, for itself. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
233:Whoever realizes that the six senses aren't real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
234:An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
235:There are all kinds of symbols. Verbal language is only one. Sometimes by opening our mouths, we make dreadful errors. It's often so much nicer just to look at somebody and vibrate. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
236:for it was not knowledge but unity that she desired, not inscriptions on tablets, nothing that could be written in any language known to men, but intimacy itself, which is knowledge ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
237:If names are not correct, then language is not in accord with the truth of things. If language is not in accord with the truth of things, then affairs cannot be carried out successfully. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
238:Redundancy of language is never found with deep reflection. Verbiage may indicate observation, but not thinking. He who thinks much says but little in proportion to his thoughts. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
239:Expression and communication in the peak–experiences tend often to become poetic, mythical, and rhapsodic, as if this were the natural kind of language to express such states of being. ~ abraham-maslow, @wisdomtrove
240:Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
241:In the dark days and darker nights when England stood alone-and most men save Englishmen despaired of England's life-he [Churchill] mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
242:In the era of imperialism, businessmen became politicians and were acclaimed as statesmen, while statesmen were taken seriously only if they talked the language of succcessful businessmen. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
243:it is nice that nobody writes as they talk and that the printed language is different from the spoken otherwise you could not lose yourself in books and of course you do you completely do. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
244:Spake full well, in language quaint and olden, One who dwelleth by the castled Rhine, When he called the flowers, so blue and golden, Stars, that in earth's firmament do shine. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
245:And poets, in my view, and I think the view of most people, do speak God's language - it's better, it's finer, it's language on a higher plane than ordinary people speak in their daily lives. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
246:Thoughts can increase our understanding of a subject, or they can just as easily constrict or block our understanding of a subject. It very much depends upon the language we are thinking in. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
247:The contradiction so puzzling to the ordinary way of thinking comes from the fact that we have to use language to communicate our inner experience, which in its very nature transcends linguistics. ~ d-t-suzuki, @wisdomtrove
248:The aim of language... is to communicate... to impart to others the results one has obtained... As I talk, I reveal the situation... I reveal it to myself and to others in order to change it. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
249:The Christian "doctrines" are translations into our concepts and ideas of that which God has already expressed in language more adequate, namely the actual incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
250:The logic of the poet - that is, the logic of language or the experience itself - develops the way a living organism grows: it spreads out towards what it loves, and is heliotropic, like a plant. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
251:The plain people, hereafter as in the past, will continue to make their own language, and the best that grammarians can do is to follow after it, haltingly, and not often with much insight into it. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
252:Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. Our most difficult job was to develop the cartoon's unnatural but seemingly natural anatomy for humans and animals. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
253:What happens with notation is that it reduces things to a language which isn't necessarily appropriate to them. In the same way that words do, you get a much cruder version of what was actually intended. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
254:The soul is something which contains the body. The body doesn't contain the soul. The soul, if we put it into modern language, is the entire complex of relationships in whose context this organism exists. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
255:SMILE! In every language, in every culture - it is the light in your window that tells people there's a caring, sharing individual inside and it's the universal code for "I'm O. K. - You're O. K., too!" ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
256:Shame derives its power from being unspeakable... If we speak shame, it begins to wither. Just the way exposure to light was deadly for the gremlins, language and story bring light to shame and destroy it. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
257:George: "She calls me up at my office. She says, ‘We have to talk.’"Jerry: "Ugh. The four worst words in the English language."George: "That or ‘Whose bra is this?’"Jerry: "That’s worse." Seinfeld TV show ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
258:Then I tell my own story. The two things that people really need to transform is language to understand their experience and to know they're not alone. It's the combination of the researcher-storyteller part. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
259:Meditation is the language of God. If we want to know what God's Will is in our life, if we want God to guide us, mould us and fulfil Himself in and through us, then meditation is the language that we must use. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
260:There seems to be an increasing awareness of something we Americans have known for some time - that the ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
261:Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas: I wish, however, that the instrument might be less apt to decay, and that signs might be permanent, like the things they denote. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
262:What [Franz] Kafka says about the Tower of Babel: In the beginning there were actually many languages, and then as a punishment God gave the world a single language. And then they stopped understanding each other. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
263:At the end of the day, what you and the other person will mainly remember is not what you said but how you said it. Be careful about your tone, and avoid language that is faultfinding, exaggerated, or inflammatory. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
264:The mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then that &
265:The inflated style is itself a kind of euphemism. A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outlines and covering up all the details. The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
266:No white American ever thinks that any other race is wholly civilized until he wears the white man’s clothes, eats the white man’s food, speaks the white man’s language, and professes the white man’s religion. ~ booker-t-washington, @wisdomtrove
267:A living language is like a man suffering incessantly from small hemorrhages, and what it needs above all else is constant transactions of new blood from other tongues. The day the gates go up, that day it begins to die. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
268:The primitive in each of us climbs closer to the surface during the night, for the moon sings to it, and the cold void between the stars speaks its language. To that savage self, evil can look lovely in too little light. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
269:It works well for me to go ahead and prepare the sermon with a chapter in mind. What that does is to force me to be very thrifty in my language, tighten up my words and not ramble so much. It puts some fiber in the sermon. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
270:Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
271:I haven't any language weak enough to depict the weakness of my spiritual life. If I weakened it enough it would cease to be language at all. As when you try to turn the gas-ring a little lower still, and it merely goes out. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
272:Happy people don't sit around, they strive for something personally meaningful, whether it's learning a new language, retraining in their careers or raising good kids. Find a happy person, and you will find a project. ~ sonja-lyubomirsky, @wisdomtrove
273:Poets in our civilization, as it exists at present, must be difficult... The poet must become more and more comprehensive, more allusive, more indirect, in order to force, to dislocate if necessary, language into its meaning. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
274:Language as a real thing is not imitation either of sounds or colors or emotions it is an intellectual recreation and there is nopossible doubt about it and it is going to go on being that as long as humanity is anything. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
275:Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
276:The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
277:I promised myself that I would write as well as I can, tell the truth, not to tell everything I know, but to make sure that everything I tell is true, as I understand it. And to use the eloquence which my language affords me. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
278:We have room but for one Language here and that is the English Language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans of American nationality and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
279:I think that we've got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard. And, what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the economic plight of the Negro poor has worsened over the last few years. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
280:Language, she said, was just our way to explain away the wonder and glory of the world. To deconstruct. To dismiss. She said people can't deal with how beautiful the world really is. How it can't be explained and understood. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
281:There is not much you can say about a baby unless you are talking with its father or another mother or nurse; infants are not part of the realm of ordinary language, talk is inadequate to them as they are inadequate to talk. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
282:To grasp the meaning of the world of today we use a language created to express the world of yesterday. The life of the past seems to us nearer our true natures, but only for the reason that it is nearer our language. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
283:Avoid using the word &
284:He pointed toward the silhouettes on the side of the [bathrooms] instead&
285:Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act?  Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism? ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
286:My world of human beings had perished. I was utterly alone in the world and for friends I had the streets, and the streets spoke to me in that sad, bitter language compounded of human misery, yearning, regret, failure, wasted effort ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
287:The deep parts of my life pour onward, as if the river shores were opening out. I feel closer to what language can't reach. With my senses, as with birds, I climb into the windy heaven... in the ponds broken off from the sky. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
288:The uniqueness of humans has been claimed on many grounds, but most often because of our tool-making, culture, language, reason and morality. We have them, the other animals don't, and - so the argument goes - that's that. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
289:Courage, the original definition of courage, when it first came into the English language - it's from the Latin word "cor," meaning "heart" - and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
290:I must pour out my heart in the language which his Spirit gives me; and more than that, I must trust in the Spirit to speak the unutterable groanings of my spirit, when my lips cannot actually express all the emotions of my heart. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
291:The language of chemistry simply does not mesh with that of biology. Chemistry is about substances and how they react, whereas biology appeals to concepts such as information and organisation. Informational narratives permeate biology. ~ paul-davies, @wisdomtrove
292:I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
293:No one has written the way Isaiah does. The royal style, the majesty of the language. He is called the prince of the prophets. No one has written like that. I've studied ancient literature, Homer, for example, but it's not the same thing. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
294:Samskrit language, as has been universally recognized by those competent to form a judgment, is one of the most magnificent, the most perfect, the most prominent and wonderfully sufficient literary instrument developed by the human mind. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
295:My impression is that a sense of rhythm, which has no analog in language, is unique and that its correlation with movement is unique to human beings. Why else would children start to dance when they're two or three? Chimpanzees don't dance. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
296:Translation from one language to another is like viewing a piece of tapestry on the wrong side where though the figures are distinguishable yet there are so many ends and threads that the beauty and exactness of the work is obscured. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
297:If the English language had been properly organized ... then there would be a word which meant both &
298:For everything outside the phenomenal world, language can only be used allusively, but never even approximately in a comparative way, since, corresponding as it does to the phenomenal world, it is concerned only with property and its relations. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
299:The language of the Veda itself is sruti, a rhythm not composed by the intellect but heard, a divine Word that same vibrating out of the Infinite to the inner audience of the man who had previously made himself fit fot the impersonal knowledge. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
300:The purpose of all opprobrious language is, not to describe, but to hurt - even when, like Hamlet, we make only the shadow-passes of a soliloquised combat. We call the enemy not what we think he is but what we think he would least like to be called. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
301:Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
302:The peace we seek, founded upon decent trust and cooperation among nations, can be fortified not by weapons of war but by wheat and cotton, by milk and wool, by meat and timber, and by rice. These are words that translate into every language. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
303:Each religion necessarily contradicts every other religion, and probably contradicts itself. Religions, like languages, are necessary rivals. What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
304:Nothing so fretful, so despicable as a Scribbler, see what I am, and what a parcel of Scoundrels I have brought about my ears, and what language I have been obliged to treat them with to deal with them in their own way; - all this comes of Authorship. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
305:Part of what confuses people in times of upheaval is that you're getting so many different points of view and directions and so and so, how to do this and do that. And a lot of it is written in a language that honestly most people cannot understand. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
306:As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche.  I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. ~ john-muir, @wisdomtrove
307:I don't procrastinate because I love the English language and the process of storytelling, and I'm always curious to see what will come to me next. If you procrastinate a lot, you might be one who loves having written, but doesn't so much like writing. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
308:There is in every child a painstaking teacher so skillful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one teaches them anything. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
309:Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes. The object of fiction isn't grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story... To make him/her forget, whenever possible, that he/she is reading a story at all. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
310:The words themselves are clean, so are the things to which they apply. But the mind drags in a filthy association, calls up some repulsive emotion. Well, then, cleanse the mind, that is the real job. It is the mind which is the Augean stables, not language. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
311:The worst death for anyone is to lose the center of his being, the thing he really is. Retirement is the filthiest word in the language. Whether by choice or by fate, to retire from what you do - and makes you what you are - is to back up into the grave. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
312:One is almost tempted to say that the language itself is a mythology deprived of its vitality, a bloodless mythology so to speak, which has only preserved in a formal and abstract form what mythology contains in living and concrete form. ~ friedrich-wilhelm-joseph-schelling, @wisdomtrove
313:In Re-framing, you interpret the event in a positive way. You change your language . Instead if defining it as a problem you re-frame it as a situation . A problem is something that is upsetting and stressful. A situation is something that you simply deal with . ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
314:You cannot rise about your words. A lot of people use foul, pornographic, filthy, language and you SEE, all of those words paint pictures and they reveal the internal thinking of the person on the inside. YOU cannot RISE (forward, onward upward) above your words. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
315:Language is, in other words, not necessary, but voluntary. If it were necessary, it would have stayed simple; it would not agitate our hearts with ever-present loveliness and ever-cresting ambiguity; it would not dream, on its long white bones, of turning into song. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
316:The language of judicial decision is mainly the language of logic. And the logical method and form flatter that longing for certainty and for repose which is in every human mind. But certainty generally is illusion, and repose is not the destiny of man. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
317:Language gradually varies, and with it fade away the writings of authors who have flourished their allotted time; otherwise, the creative powers of genius would overstock the world, and the mind would be completely bewildered in the endless mazes of literature. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
318:When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we're capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness. I'm trying for that. But I'm also trying for the language. I'm trying to see how it can really sound. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
319:These inventors were elevating the formulation of entrepreneurial ideas to the status of a visionary activity. Though forced to justify their efforts in the pragmatic language of venture capital, they were at heart utopian thinkers intent on transforming the world. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
320:How can I teach my boys the value and beauty of language and thus communication when the President himself reads westerns exclusively and cannot put together a simple English sentence? (John Steinbeck, in a private letter written during the Eisenhower administration) ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
321:As a former English professor, I can assure you that grammar is the qualitative interpolation of language. Adjectives, pronouns, predicates, past pluperfect indicative - ridiculous. It has qualities, shadings, differentiations, rhythmic structures of symbolic meaning. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
322:John Bunyan, while he had a surpassing genius, would not condescend to cull his language from the garden of flowers; but he went into the hayfield and the meadow, and plucked up his language by the roots, and spoke out in the words that the people used in their cottages. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
323:I've translated a lot of American literature into Japanese, and I think that what makes a good translator is, above all, a feel for language and also a great affection for the work you're translating. If one of those elements is missing the translation won't be worth much. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
324:Modern physics has definitely decided for Plato. For the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense of the word: they are forms, structures, or – in Plato’s sense – Ideas, which can be unambiguously spoken of only in the language of mathematics. ~ rupert-sheldrake, @wisdomtrove
325:There are truths, that are beyond us, transcendent truths, about beauty, truth, honor, etc. There are truths that man knows exist, but they cannot be seen - they are immaterial, but no less real, to us. It is only through the language of myth that we can speak of these truths. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
326:The stars are forth, the moon above the tops Of the snow-shining mountains&
327:There is nothing personal about me, though the language and the style may appear personal. A person is a set pattern of desires and thoughts and resulting actions; there is no such pattern in my case. There is nothing I desire or fear - how can there be a pattern? ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
328:Like all her friends, I miss her greatly... But... I am sure there is no case for lamentation... Virginia Woolf got through an immense amount of work, she gave acute pleasure in new ways, she pushed the light of the English language a little further against darkness. Those are facts. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
329:A being who can create a race of men devoid of real freedom and inevitably foredoomed to be sinners, and then punish them for being what he has made them, may be omnipotent and various other things, but he is not what the English language has always intended by the adjective holy. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
330:In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible... Thus, political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging, and sheer cloudy vagueness... Political language [is] designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
331:In that moment Ged understood the singing of the bird, and the language of the water falling in the basin of the fountain, and the shape of the clouds, and the beginning and end of the wind that stirred the leaves; it seemed to him that he himself was a word spoken by the sunlight. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
332:Even when other powers have been lost and people may not even be able to understand language, they will nearly always recognize and respond to familiar tunes. And not only that. The tunes may carry them back and may give them memory of scenes and emotions otherwise unavailable for them. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
333:I had never thought about what it might mean to be deaf, to be deprived of language, or to have a remarkable language (and community and culture) of one’s own. Up to this point, I had mostly thought and written about the problems of individuals–here I was to encounter an entire community. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
334:For the social ecologist language is not "communication." It is not just "message." It is substance. It is the cement that holds humanity together. It creates community and communication. ... Social ecologists need not be "great" writers; but they have to be respectful writers, caring writers. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
335:Now, being in Africa, I was hungry for more of it, the changes of the seasons, the rains with no need to travel, the discomforts that you paid to make it real, the names of the trees, of the small animals, and all the birds, to know the language and have time to be in it and to move slowly. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
336:I am not accustomed to the language of eulogy. I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women. But I must say, that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
337:One can say, looking at the papers in this symposium, that the elucidation of the genetic code is indeed a great achievement. It is, in a sense, the key to molecular biology because it shows how the great polymer languages, the nucleic acid language and the protein language, are linked together. ~ francis-crick, @wisdomtrove
338:I had learned a little about writing from Soldier's Pay - how to approach language, words: not with seriousness so much as an essayist does, but with a kind of alert respect, as you approach dynamite; even with joy, as you approach women: perhaps with the same secretly unscrupulous intentions. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
339:For, in the language of Heraclitus, the virtuous soul is pure and unmixed light, springing from the body as a flash of lightning darts from the cloud. But the soul that is carnal and immersed in sense, like a heavy and dank vapor, can with difficulty be kindled, and caused to raise its eyes heavenward. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
340:I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my father, brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
341: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, @wisdomtrove
342:It is only a novel... or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
343:When I think of anything properly describable as a beautiful idea, it is always in the form of music. I have written and printed probably 10,000,000 words in English but all the same I shall die an inarticulate man, for my best ideas beset me in a language I know only vaguely and speak only as a child. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
344:The whole compass of the language is tried to find sinonimies [synonyms] and circumlocutions for massacres and murder. Things never called by their common names. Massacre is sometimes called agitation, sometimes effervescence, sometimes excess sometimes too continued an exercise of revolutionary power. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
345:I think that storytelling and creation are very close to what the center of what magic is about. I think not just for me, but for most of the cultures that have had a concept of magic, then the manipulation of language, and words, and thus of stories and fictions, has been very close to the center of it all. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
346:She was a keen observer, a precise user of language, sharp-tongued and funny. She could stir your emotions. Yes, really, that's what she was so good at - stirring people's emotions, moving you. And she knew she had this power... I only realized later. At the time, I had no idea what she was doing to me. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
347:I just don't think people get off on language anymore. Language used to be an elevated art. It used to be for people what music can be. But people don't learn to do that anymore, so eloquence is merely a matter of waste. Who needs a good vocabulary and proper English? Eloquence - it's dead and who needs it? ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
348:Our true nature of eternal, infinite awareness is never completely forgotten or eclipsed by objective experience. However agitated or numbed objective experience may have rendered our mind, the memory of our eternity shines within it as the desire for happiness, or, in religious language, the longing for God. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
349:She looked at him, and oh, the weariness to her, of the effort to understand another language, the weariness of hearing him, attending to him, making out who he was, as he stood there fair-bearded and alien, looking at her. She knew something of him, of his eyes. But she could not grasp him. She closed her eyes. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
350:The only reality we can ever truly know is that of our perceptions, our own consciousness, while that consciousness, and thus our entire reality, is made of nothing but signs and symbols. Nothing but language. Even God requires language before conceiving the Universe. See Genesis: “In the beginning was the Word. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
351:You have to understand accounting and you have to understand the nuances of accounting. It's the language of business and it's an imperfect language, but unless you are willing to put in the effort to learn accounting - how to read and interpret financial statements - you really shouldn't select stocks yourself ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
352:The understanding between a non-technical writer and his reader is that he shall talk more or less like a human being and not like an Act of Parliament. I take it that the aim of such books must be to convey exact thought in inexact language... he can never succeed without the co-operation of the reader. ~ sir-arthur-eddington, @wisdomtrove
353:When you cut facilities, slash jobs, abuse power, discriminate, drive people into deeper poverty & shoot people dead whilst refusing to provide answers or justice, the people will rise up & express their anger & frustration if you refuse to hear their cries. A riot is the language of the unheard. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
354:Political writing in our time consists almost entirely of prefabricated phrases bolted together like the pieces of a child's Meccano set. It is the unavoidable result of self-censorship. To write in plain, vigorous language one has to think fearlessly, and if one thinks fearlessly one cannot be politically orthodox. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
355:Translating from one language to another, unless it is from Greek and Latin, the queens of all languages, is like looking at Flemish tapestries from the wrong side, for although the figures are visible, they are covered by threads that obscure them, and cannot be seen with the smoothness and color of the right side. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
356:I think, in a way, I invented the term &
357:We are like people living in a country whose language they know so little that, with all manner of beautiful and profound things to say, they are condemned to the banalities of the conversation manual. Their brain is seething with ideas, and they can only tell you that the umbrella of the gardener's aunt is in the house. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
358:Any attempt to speak without speaking any particular language is not more hopeless than the attempt to have a religion that shall be no religion in particular... . Every living and healthy religion has a marked idiosyncrasy. Its power consists in its special and surprising message and the bias which that revelation gives to life. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
359:Believe in miracles but don't depend on them. When you hear kind word spoken about a friend, tell him so. Spoil your spouse, not your children. Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. To help your children turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
360:I am just as deaf as I am blind. The problems of deafness are deeper and more complex, if not more important than those of blindness. Deafness is a much worse misfortune. For it means the loss of the most vital stimulus- the sound of the voice that brings language, sets thoughts astir, and keeps us in the intellectual company of man. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
361:The more familiar two people become, the more the language they speak together departs from that of the ordinary, dictionary-defined discourse. Familiarity creates a new language, an in-house language of intimacy that carries reference to the story the two lovers are weaving together and that cannot be readily understood by others. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
362:Languages are fluffy big pillows stuffed between nations - what others say is muffled and nearly lost in them, and when we speak their grammar we get feathers in our mouth. It's worth it.  What pleasure to phrase an idea, even in child's words, slowly, and sail it across the gulf in another language to a different-speaking human being! ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
363:I believe that should is one of the most damaging words in our language. Every time we use it, we are, in effect, saying that we are wrong, or we were wrong, or we're going to be wrong. I would like to take the word should out of our vocabulary forever and replace it with the word could. This word gives us a choice, and we're never wrong. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
364:If you're running a 26-mile marathon, remember that every mile is run one step at a time. If you are writing a book, do it one page at a time. If you're trying to master a new language, try it one word at a time. There are 365 days in the average year. Divide any project by 365 and you'll find that no job is all that intimidating. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
365:In spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. The essential substance of every thought and feeling remains incommunicable, locked up in the impenetrable strong-room of the individual soul and body. Our life is a sentence of perpetual solitary confinement. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
366:When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it's the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone's talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false &
367:Even the most inspired verse, which boasts not without a relative justification to be immortal, becomes in the course of ages a scarcely legible hieroglyphic; the language it was written in dies, a learned education and an imaginative effort are requisite to catch even a vestige of its original force. Nothing is so irrevocable as mind. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
368:Two Chinamen visiting Europe went to the theatre for the first time. One of them occupied himself with trying to understand the theatrical machinery, which he succeeded in doing. The other, despite his ignorance of the language, sought to unravel the meaning of the play. The former is like the astronomer, the latter the philosopher. ~ arthur-schopenhauer, @wisdomtrove
369:Scientists habitually moan that the public doesn't understand them. But they complain too much: public ignorance isn't peculiar to science. It's sad if some citizens can't tell a proton from a protein. But it's equally sad if they're ignorant of their nation's history, can't speak a second language, or can't find Venezuela or Syria on a map. ~ martin-rees, @wisdomtrove
370:There are books full of great writing that don't have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story... don't be like the book-snobs who won't do that. Read sometimes for the words&
371:It seems that every movie is a remake of something that was better when it was first released in a foreign language, as a 1960s TV show, or even as a comic book. Now you’ve got theme park rides as the source material of movies. The only things left are breakfast cereal mascots. In our lifetime, we will see Johnny Depp playing Captain Crunch. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
372:No man will treat with indifference the principle of race. It is the key to history, and why history is often so confused is that it has been written by men who are ignorant of this principle and all the knowledge it involves. . . Language and religion do not make a race&
373:Non-violence means dialogue, using our language, the human language. Dialogue means compromise; respecting each other’s rights; in the spirit of reconciliation there is a real solution to conflict and disagreement. There is no hundred percent winner, no hundred percent loser—not that way but half-and-half. That is the practical way, the only way.   ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
374:There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
375:Language can't describe reality. Literature has no stable reference, no real meaning. Each reader's interpretation is equally valid, more important than the author's intention. In fact, nothing in life has meaning. Reality is subjective. Values and truths are subjective. Life itself is a kind of illusion. Blah, blah, blah, let's have another scotch. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
376:When a writer receives praise or blame, when he arouses sympathy or is ridiculed, when he is loved or rejected, it is not on the strength of his thoughts and dreams as a whole, but only of that infinitesimal part which has been able to make its way through the narrow channel of language and the equally narrow channel of the reader's understanding. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
377:Alice thought to herself, &
378:We sift reality through screens composed of ideas . (And such ideas have their roots in older ideas.) Such idea systems are necessarily limited by language , by the ways we can describe them. That is to say: language cuts the grooves in which our thoughts move. If we seek new validity forms (other laws and other orders) we must step outside language. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
379:When an artist is in the strict sense working, he of course takes into account the existing tastes, interests and capacity of his audience. These no less than the language , the marble, the paint, are part of his aw material.; to be used, tamed, sublimated, not ignored or defied. Haughty indifference to them is not genius, it is laziness and incompetence. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
380:Between stimulus and response, you have the freedom to choose. This is your greatest power. One of the most important things you choose is what you say.  Your language is a good indicator of how you see yourself. A proactive person uses proactive language—I can, I will, I prefer, etc. A reactive person uses reactive language—I can’t, I must, if only. ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
381:Public speaking is done in the public tongue, the national or tribal language; and the language of our tribe is the men's language. Of course women learn it. We're not dumb. If you can tell Margaret Thatcher from Ronald Reagan, or Indira Gandhi from General Somoza, by anything they say, tell me how. This is a man's world, so it talks a man's language. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
382:If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
383:Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does-humans are a musical species. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
384:It is blessed to eat into the very soul of the Bible until, at last, you come to talk in Scriptural language, and your very style is fashioned upon Scripture models, and, what is better still, your spirit is flavored with the words of the Lord. Prick him anywhere; and you will find that his blood is Bibline, the very essence of the Bible flows from him. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
385:I would not have said anything about Mr. Trump, never - I would never have said anything if he didn't call himself a Christian. It'd be none of my business whatsoever to make any comments about his language, his vulgarities, his slander of people, but I was deeply troubled ... that here's a man who holds up a Bible one day, and calls a lady "bimbo" the next. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
386:There were times, especially when I was traveling for &
387:One of the special beauties of America is that it is the only country in the world where you are not advised to learn the language before entering. Before I ever set out for the United States, I asked a friend if I should study American. His answer was unequivocal. "On no account," he said. "The more English you sound, the more likely you are to be believed." ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
388:I can admire the solemn and stately language of worship that recognizes the greatness of God, but it will not warm my heart or express my soul until it has also blended therewith the joyful nearness of that perfect love that casts out fear and ventures to speak with our Father in heaven as a child speaks with its father on earth. My brother, no veil remains. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
389:Parla come magni,' It means, &
390:I still believe in man in spite of man. I believe in language even though it has been wounded, deformed, and perverted by the enemies of mankind. And I continue to cling to words because it is up to us to transform them into instruments of comprehension rather than contempt. It is up to us to choose whether we wish to use them to curse or to heal, to wound or to console. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
391:The problem with clichés is not that they contain false ideas, but rather that they are superficial articulations of very good ones... If... we are obliged to create our own language, it is because there are dimensions to ourselves absent from clichés, which require us to flout etiquette in order to convey with greater accuracy the distinctive timbre of our thought. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
392:Acutely aware of the poverty of my means, language became obstacle. At every page I thought, &
393:Logic, like language, is partly a free construction and partly a means of symbolizing and harnessing in expression the existing diversities of things; and whilst some languages, given a man's constitution and habits, may seem more beautiful and convenient to him than others, it is a foolish heat in a patriot to insist that only his native language is intelligible or right. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
394:Words stand between silence and silence: between the silence of things and the silence of our own being. Between the silence of the world and the silence of God. When we have really met and known the world in silence, words do not separate us from the world nor from other men, nor from God, nor from ourselves because we no longer trust entirely in language to contain reality. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
395:Rama, the ancient idol of the heroic ages, the embodiment of truth, of morality, the ideal son, the ideal husband, and above all, the ideal king, this Rama has been presented before us by the great sage Valmiki. No language can be purer, none chaster, none more beautiful, and at the same time simpler, than the language in which the great poet has depicted the life of Rama. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
396:In this way they went on, and on, and on-in the language of the story-books-until at last the village lights appeared before them, and the church spire cast a long reflection on the graveyard grass; as if it were a dial (alas, the truest in the world!) marking, whatever light shone out of Heaven, the flight of days and weeks and years, by some new shadow on that solemn ground. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
397:The goal of mankind is knowledge ... Now this knowledge is inherent in man. No knowledge comes from outside: it is all inside. What we say a man &
398:It was just as the 1914 War burst on me that I made the discovery that &
399:At one year of age the child says his first intentional wordhis babbling has a purpose, and this intention is a proof of conscious intelligenceHe becomes ever more aware that language refers to his surroundings, and his wish to master it consciously becomes also greater.Subconsciously and unaided, he strains himself to learn, and this effort makes his success all the more astonishing. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
400:My name is growing all the time, and I’ve lived a very long, long time; so my name is like a story. Real names tell you the story of the things they belong to in my language, in the Old Entish as you might say. It is a lovely language, but it takes a very long time to say anything in it, because we do not say anything in it, unless it is worth taking a long time to say, and to listen to. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
401:When one plan that you have, to get this or to get that, to advance in the world, or whatever it might be, when that seems in danger of veering off the path you have set for it, you have your emergency plan ready. And in simple language what that emergency plan is, what you put into operation, is called worry. If you can worry you are occupied, and what an incredible human situation it is! ~ vernon-howard, @wisdomtrove
402:I remember nothing about it except a philological fact. My mother said nothing about the dragon, but pointed out that one could not say &
403:Lying is the misuse of language. We know that. We need to remember that it works the other way round too. Even with the best intentions, language misused, language used stupidly, carelessly, brutally, language used wrongly, breeds lies, half-truths, confusion. In that sense you can say that grammar is morality. And it is in that sense that I say a writer's first duty is to use language well. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
404:The policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body (I mean the settling of them in a body) may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the language, habits, and principles (good or bad) which they bring with them. Whereas by an intermixture with our people, they, or their descendants, get assimilated to our customs, measures, and laws: in a word, soon become one people. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
405:For language, as Richard Trench pointed out long ago, is often “wiser, not merely than the vulgar, but even than the wisest of those who speak it. Sometimes it locks up truths which were once well known, but have been forgotten. In other cases it holds the germs of truths which, though they were never plainly discerned, the genius of its framers caught a glimpse of in a happy moment of divination.” ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
406:The continually progressive change to which the meaning of words is subject, the want of a universal language which renders translation necessary, the errors to which translations are again subject, the mistakes of copyists and printers, together with the possibility of willful alteration, are themselves evidences that human language, whether in speech or print, cannot be the vehicle of the Word of God. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
407:She stood before him and surrendered herself to him and sky, forest, and brook all came toward him in new and resplendent colors, belonged to him, and spoke to him in his own language. And instead of merely winning a woman he embraced the entire world and every star in heaven glowed within him and sparkled with joy in his soul. He had loved and had found himself. But most people love to lose themselves. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
408:When the enemy's envoy's speak in humble terms, but continues his preparations, he will advance. When their language is deceptive but the enemy pretentiously advances, he will retreat. When the envoys speak in apologetic terms, he wishes a respite. When without a previous understanding the enemy asks for a truce, he is plotting. When the enemy sees an advantage but does not advance to seize it, he is fatigued. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
409:You travel the world, you go see different things. I like to see Shakespeare plays, so I'll go - I mean, even if it's in a different language. I don't care, I just like Shakespeare, you know. I've seen Othello and Hamlet and Merchant of Venice over the years, and some versions are better than others. Way better. It's like hearing a bad version of a song. But then somewhere else, somebody has a great version. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
410:We can mention only one point (which experience confirms), namely, that next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. No greater commendation than this can be found, at least not by us. After all, the gift of language combined with the gift of song was only given to man to let him know that he should praise God with both word and music, namely, by proclaiming [the Word of God] through music. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
411:Science is complex and chilling. The mathematical language of science is understood by very few. The vistas it presents are scary-an enormous universe ruled by chance and impersonal rules, empty and uncaring, ungraspable and vertiginous. How comfortable to turn instead to a small world, only a few thousand years old, and under God's personal; and immediate care; a world in which you are His peculiar concern. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
412:At the beginning of their careers many writers have a need to overwrite. They choose carefully turned-out phrases; they want to impress their readers with their large vocabularies. By the excesses of their language, these young men and women try to hide their sense of inexperience. With maturity the writer becomes more secure in his ideas. He finds his real tone and develops a simple and effective style. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
413:Any day you had gym class was a weird school day. It started off normal. You had English, Social Studies, Geometry, then suddenly your in Lord of the Flies for 40 minutes. Your hanging from a rope, you have hardly any clothes on, teachers are yelling at you, kids are throwing dodge balls at you and snapping towels - you're trying to survive. And then it's Science,Language, and History. Now that is a weird day. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
414:A language possesses utility only insofar as it can construct conventional boundaries. A language of no boundaries is no language at all, and thus the mystic who tries to speak logically and formally of unity consciousness is doomed to sound very paradoxical or contradictory. The problem is that the structure of any language cannot grasp the nature of unity consciousness, any more than a fork could grasp the ocean. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
415:I was under twenty when I deliberately put it to myself one night after good conversation that there are moments when we actually touch in talk what the best writing can only come near. The curse of our book language is not so much that it keeps forever to the same set phrases . . . but that it sounds forever with the same reading tones. We must go out into the vernacular for tones that haven't been brought to book. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
416:You have invented words like effort, inner, outer, self, etc. and seek to impose them on reality. Things just happen to be as they are, but we want to build them into a pattern, laid down by the structure of our language. So strong is this habit, that we tend to deny reality to what cannot be verbalised. We just refuse to see that words are mere symbols, related by convention and habit to repeated experiences. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
417:Once Henry had heard a crying noise at sea, and had seen a mermaid floating on the ocean's surface. The mermaid had been injured by a shark. Henry had pulled the mermaid out of the water with a rope, and she had died in his arms... "what language did the mermaid speak?" Alma wanted to know, imagining that it like almost have to be Greek. "English!" Henry said. "By God, plum, why would I rescue a deuced foreign mermaid? ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
418:To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence. He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek, and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with which the language is cluttered up. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
419:This is what Wisdom means: To be changed without the slightest effort on your part, to be transformed, believe it or not, merely by waking to the reality that is not words , that lies beyond the reach of words. If you are fortunate enough to be Awakened thus, you will know why the finest language is the one that is not spoken, the finest action is the one that is not done and the finest change is the one that is not willed. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
420:Thinking cannot be clear until it has had expression-we must write, or speak, or act our thoughts, or they will remain in half torpid form. Our feelings must have expression, or they will be as clouds, which, till they descend in rain, will never bring up fruit or flowers. So it is with all the inward feelings; expression gives them development-thought is the blossom; language is the opening bud; action the fruit behind it. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
421:Why has mankind had such a craving to be imposed upon? Why this lust after imposing creeds, imposing deeds, imposing buildings, imposing language, imposing works of art? The thing becomes an imposition and a weariness at last. Give us things that are alive and flexible, which won't last too long and become an obstruction and a weariness. Even Michelangelo becomes at last a lump and a burden and a bore. It is so hard to see past him. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
422:A ruler must learn to persuade and not to compel... he must lay the best coffee hearth to attract the finest men... a good ruler has to learn his world's language... it's different for every world... the language of the rocks and growing things... the language you don't hear just with your ears... the Mystery of Life... not a problem to solve, but a reality to experience... Understanding must move with the flow of the process. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
423:The lapse of ages changes all things - time - language - the earth - the bounds of the sea - the stars of the sky, and everything &
424:IN A NUTSHELL SIX WAYS TO MAKE PEOPLE LIKE YOU PRINCIPLE 1 Become genuinely interested in other people. PRINCIPLE 2 Smile. PRINCIPLE 3 Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language. PRINCIPLE 4 Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves. PRINCIPLE 5 Talk in terms of the other person’s interests. PRINCIPLE 6 Make the other person feel important—and do it sincerely. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
425:Some feelings are quite untranslatable; no language has yet been found for them. They gleam upon us beautifully through the dim twilight of fancy, and yet when we bring them close to us, and hold them up to the light of reason, lose their beauty all at once, as glow worms which gleam with such a spiritual light in the shadows of evening, when brought in where the candles are lighted, are found to be only worms like so many others. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
426:He who thinks much says but little in proportion to his thoughts. He selects that language which will convey his ideas in the most explicit and direct manner. He tries to compress as much thought as possible into a few words. On the contrary, the man who talks everlastingly and promiscuously, who seems to have an exhaustless magazine of sound, crowds so many words into his thoughts that he always obscures, and very frequently conceals them. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
427:Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born - the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
428:In our rapid and externalized world, language has become ghostlike, abbreviated to code and label. Words that would mirror the soul carry the loam of substance and the shadow of the divine. The sense of silence and darkness behind the words in more ancient cultures, particularly in folk culture, is absent in the modern use of language. Language is full of acronyms; nowadays we are impatient of words that carry with them histories and associations. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
429:All human actions are motivated at their deepest level by two emotions&
430:It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
431:And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
432:But is it such a bad thing to live like this for just a little while? Just for a few months of one's life, is it so awful to travel through time with no greater ambition than to find the next lovely meal? Or to learn how to speak a language for no higher purpose than that it pleases your ear to hear it? Or to nap in a garden, in a patch of sunlight, in the middle of the day, right next to your favourite fountain? And then to do it again the next day? ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
433:Vaguely, as when you are studying a foreign language and read a page which at first you can make nothing of, till a word or a sentence gives you a clue; and on a sudden suspicion, as it were, of the sense flashes across your troubled wits, vaguely she gained an inkling into the workings of Walter's mind. It was like a dark and ominous landscape seen by a flash of lightning and in a moment hidden again by the night. She shuddered at what she saw. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
434:I think of myself primarily as a reader, then also a writer, but that's more or less irrelevant. I think I'm a good reader, I'm a good reader in many languages, especially in English, since poetry came to me through the English language, initially through my father's love of Swinburn, of Tennyson, and also of Keats, Shelley and so on - not through my native tongue, not through Spanish. It came to me as a kind of spell. I didn't understand it, but I felt it. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
435:Grace has to be the loveliest word in the English language. It embodies almost every attractive quality we hope to find in others. Grace is a gift of the humble to the humiliated. Grace acknowledges the ugliness of sin by choosing to see beyond it. Grace accepts a person as someone worthy of kindness despite whatever grime or hard-shell casing keeps him or her separated from the rest of the world. Grace is a gift of tender mercy when it makes the least sense. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
436:Children who hear acquire language without any particular effort; the words that fall from others' lips they catch on the wing, as it were, delightedly, while the little deaf child must trap them by a slow and often painful process. But whatever the process, the result is wonderful. Gradually from naming an object we advance step by step until we have traversed the vast distance between our first stammered syllable and the sweep of thought in a line of Shakespeare. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
437:After all, what is your personal identity? It is what you really are, your real self. None of us is what he thinks he is, or what other people think he is, still less what his passport says he is And it is fortunate for most of us that we are mistaken. We do not generally know what is good for us. That is because, in St. Bernard's language, our true personality has been concealed under the &
438:After all, what is your personal identity? It is what you really are, your real self. None of us is what he thinks he is, or what other people think he is, still less what his passport says he is. And it is fortunate for most of us that we are mistaken. We do not generally know what is good for us. That is because, in St. Bernard's language, our true personality has been concealed under the &
439:Somebody told a lie one day. They couched it in language. They made everything Black ugly and evil. Look in your dictionaries and see the synonyms of the word Black. It's always something degrading and low and sinister. Look at the word White, it's always something pure, high and clean. Well I want to get the language right tonight. I want to get the language so right that everyone here will cry out: &
440:You're a product of our language, and how our laws are and how we believe our God wants us. Every bitty molecule about you has already been thought out by some million people before you. Anything you can do is boring and old and perfectly okay. You're safe because you're so trapped inside your culture. Anything you can conceive of is fine because you can conceive of it. You can't imagine any way to escape. There's no way you can get out.The world is your cradle and your trap. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
441:How can we appraise a proposal if the terms hurled at our ears can mean anything or nothing, and change their significance with the inflection of the voice? Welfare state, national socialism, radical, liberal, conservative, reactionary and a regiment of others ... these terms in today's usage, are generally compounds of confusion and prejudice. If our attitudes are muddled, our language is often to blame. A good tonic for clearer thinking is a dose of precise, legal definition. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
442:And I often dream of chemistry at night, dreams that conflate the past and the present, the grid of the periodic table transformed to the grid of Manhattan. Sometimes, too, I dream of the indecipherable language of tin (a confused memory, perhaps, of its plaintive "cry"). But my favorite dream is of going to the opera (I am Hafnium), sharing a box at the Met with the other heavy transition metals my old and valued friends Tantalum, Rhenium, Osmium, Iridium, Platinum, Gold, and Tungsten. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
443:In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of the political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
444:Do you know of any more overwhelming and humbling expression for God's condescension and extravagance towards us human beings than that He places Himself, so to say, on the same level of choice with the world, just so that we may be able to choose; that God, if language dare speak thus, woos humankind - that He, the eternally strong one, woos sapless humanity? Yet, how insignificant is the young lover's choice between her pursuers by comparison with this choice between God and the world. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
445:When you and others speak, the meaning you communicate comes from three sources: the words you use, your body language, and how you say your words. Listening with your eyes means you pick up on nonverbal cues that another is communicating through his or her body language. Listening with your heart means you listen for feeling and meaning that is expressed through the tone and inflection of another’s voice. And listening with your ears is simply hearing the actual words that are being said.   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
446:What do you call that nice, shiny white metal they use to make sidings and airplanes out of? Aluminum, right? Aluminum, pronounced &
447:Somewhere in the arrangement of this world there seems to be a great concern about giving us delight, which shows that, in the universe, over and above the meaning of matter and forces, there is a message conveyed through the magic touch of personality. ... Is it merely because the rose is round and pink that it gives me more satisfaction than the gold which could buy me the necessities of life, or any number of slaves. ... Somehow we feel that through a rose the language of love reached our hearts. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
448:Most of us lead far more meaningful lives than we know. Often finding meaning is not about doing things differently; it is about seeing familiar things in new ways. When we find new eyes, the unsuspected blessing in work we have done for many years may take us completely by surprise. We can see life in many ways: with the eye, with the mind, with the intuition. But perhaps it is only those who speak the language of meaning, who have remembered how to see with the heart, that life is ever deeply known or served. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
449:The benefits of becoming fluent in a foreign tongue are as underestimated as the difficulty is overestimated. Thousands of theoretical linguists will disagree, but I know from research and personal experimentation with more than a dozen languages that (1) adults can learn languages much faster than children when constant 9-5 work is removed and that (2) it is possible to become conversationally fluent in any language in six months or less. At four hours per day, six months can be whittled down to less than three months. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
450:Coming to appreciate your worth can, in some cases, dramatically improve your circumstances by changing the choices you make and the actions you take. And as you begin to treat yourself with more respect, other people begin to do the same, since we subconsciously "train" others how to treat us through messages we send through body language, tone of voice, and other subtle cues and behaviors. Discovering your innate worth and living from that place allows you to make more constructive choices-to choose the higher roads of life ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
451:It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression "As pretty as an airport." Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly. Some attain a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort. This ugliness arises because airports are full of people who are tired, cross, and have just discovered that their luggage has landed in Murmansk (Murmansk airport is the only exception of this otherwise infallible rule), and architects have on the whole tried to reflect this in their designs. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
452:One of the surest tests of the superiority or inferiority of a poet is the way in which a poet borrows. Immature poets imitate mature poets steal bad poets deface what they take and good poets make it into something better or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique utterly different than that from which it is torn the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion. A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time or alien in language or diverse in interest. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
453:There rise authors now and then, who seem proof against the mutability of language, because they have rooted themselves in the unchanging principles of human nature. They are like gigantic trees that we sometimes see on the banks of a stream; which, by their vast and deep roots, penetrating through the mere surface, and laying hold on the very foundations of the earth, preserve the soil around them from being swept away by the ever-flowing current, and hold up many a neighboring plant, and perhaps worthless weed, to perpetuity. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
454:I watched the gorilla's eyes again, wise and knowing eyes, and wondered about this business of trying to teach apes language. Our language. Why? There are many members of our own species who live in and with the forest and know it and understand it. We don't listen to them. What is there to suggest we would listen to anything an ape could tell us? Or that it would be able to tell us of its life in a language that hasn't been born of that life? I thought, maybe it is not that they have yet to gain a language, it is that we have lost one. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
455:America could carry on a two years' war by the confiscation of the property of disaffected persons, and be made happy by their expulsion. Say not that this is revenge, call it rather the soft resentment of a suffering people, who, having no object in view but the good of all, have staked their own all upon a seemingly doubtful event. Yet it is folly to argue against determined hardness; eloquence may strike the ear, and the language of sorrow draw forth the tear of compassion, but nothing can reach the heart that is steeled with prejudice. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
456:I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English - it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don't let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in. When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them - then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
457:Must you write complete sentences each time, every time? Perish the thought. If your work consists only of fragments and floating clauses, the Grammar Police aren't going to come and take you away. Even William Strunk, that Mussolini of rhetoric, recognized the delicious pliability of language. "It is an old observation," he writes, "that the best writers sometimes disregard the rules of rhetoric." Yet he goes on to add this thought, which I urge you to consider: "Unless he is certain of doing well, [the writer] will probably do best to follow the rules." ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
458:The Creation speaks a universal language, independent of human speech or human language, multiplied and various as they be. It is an ever-existing original, which every man can read. It cannot be forged; it cannot be counterfeited; it cannot be lost; it cannot be altered; it cannot be suppressed. It does not depend upon the will of man whether it shall be published or not; it publishes itself from one end of the earth to the other. It preaches to all nations and to all worlds; and this Word of God reveals to man all that is necessary for man to know of God. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
459:I find along with many virtues in my countrymen there is a jealousy, a soreness, and readiness to take offence, as if they were the most helpless and impotent of mankind, and yet a violence... and a boistrousness in their resentment, as if they had been puffed up with the highest prosperity and power. they will not only be served, but it must also be in their own way and on their own principles and even in words and language that they liked... which renders it very difficult for a plain unguarded man as I am to have anything to do with them or their affairs. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
460:Nowhere was the airport's charm more concentrated than on the screens placed at intervals across the terminal which announced, in deliberately workmanlike fonts, the itineraries of aircraft about to take to the skies. These screens implied a feeling of infinite and immediate possibility: they suggested the ease with which we might impulsively approach a ticket desk and, within a few hours, embark for a country where the call to prayer rang out over shuttered whitewashed houses, where we understood nothing of the language and where no one knew our identities. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
461:Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school, as it was strictly classical, nothing else being taught, except a little ancient geography and history. The school as a means of education to me was simply a blank. During my whole life I have been singularly incapable of mastering any language. Especial attention was paid to versemaking, and this I could never do well. I had many friends, and got together a good collection of old verses, which by patching together, sometimes aided by other boys, I could work into any subject. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
462:I need a little language such as lovers use, words of one syllable such as children speak when they come into the room and find their mother sewing and pick up some scrap of bright wool, a feather, or a shred of chintz. I need a howl; a cry. When the storm crosses the marsh and sweeps over me where I lie in the ditch unregarded I need no words. Nothing neat. Nothing that comes down with all its feet on the floor. None of those resonances and lovely echoes that break and chime from nerve to nerve in our breasts making wild music, false phrases. I have done with phrases. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
463:A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outline and covering up all the details. The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. In our age there is no such thing as &
464:Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or nonbelieving, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.   ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
465:It is also worth noting that one can obtain a Ph.D. in any branch of science for no other purpose than to make cynical use of scientific language in an effort to rationalize the glaring inadequacies of tbe Bible. A handful of Christians appear to have done this; some have even obtained their degrees from reputable universities. No doubt, others will follow in their footsteps. While such people are technically "scientists," they are not behaving like scientists. They simply are not engaged in an honest inquiry into the nature of the universe. And their proclamations about God and the failures of Darwinism do not in the least signify that there is a legitimate scientific controversy about evolution. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
466:T hat wisdom (which all men by their very nature desire to know and consequently seek after with such great affection of mind) is known in no other way than that it is higher than all knowledge and utterly unknowable and unspeakable in all language. It is unintelligible to all understanding, immeasurable by all measure, improportionable by every proportion, incomparable by all comparison, infigurable by all figuration, unformable by all. formation, ... imimaginable by all imagination, ... inapprehensible in all apprehension and unaffirmable in all affirmation, undeniable in all negation, indoubtable in ail doubt, inopinionable in all opinion; and because in all speech it is inexpressible, there can be no limit to the means of expressing it, being incognitable in all cognition… ~ nicholas-of-cusa, @wisdomtrove
467:Whenever the Eastern mystics express their knowledge in words - be it with the help of myths, symbols, poetic images or paradoxical statements-they are well aware of the limitations imposed by language and &
468:Q:  I talk.  M:  Do you? You hear yourself talking and you say: I talk.  Q:  Everybody says: &
469:As simple as that sounds, it is nevertheless extremely difficult to adequately discuss no-boundary awareness or nondual consciousness. This is because our language — the medium in which all verbal discussion must float — is a language of boundaries. As we have seen, words and symbols and thoughts themselves are actually nothing but boundaries, for whenever you think or use a word or name, you are already creating boundaries. Even to say "reality is no-boundary awareness" is still to create a distinction between boundaries and no-boundary! So we have to keep in mind the great difficulty involved with dualistic language. That "reality is no-boundary" is true enough, provided we remember that no-boundary awareness is a direct, immediate, and nonverbal awareness, and not a mere philosophical theory. It is for these reasons that the mystic-sages stress that reality lies beyond names and forms, words and thoughts, divisions and boundaries. Beyond all boundaries lies the real world of Suchness, the Void, the Dharmakaya, Tao, Brahman, the Godhead. And in the world of suchness, there is neither good nor bad, saint nor sinner, birth nor death, for in the world of suchness there are no boundaries. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
470:Today Hindu revivalists, pious Muslims, Japanese nationalists and Chinese communists may declare their adherence to very different values and goals, but they have all come to believe that economic growth is the key to realising their disparate goals. Thus in 2014 the devout Hindu Narendra Modi was elected prime minister of India thanks largely to his success in boosting economic growth in his home state of Gujarat, and to the widely held view that only he could reinvigorate the sluggish national economy. Analogous views have kept the Islamist Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in power in Turkey since 2003. The name of his party – the Justice and Development Party – highlights its commitment to economic development, and the Erdoğan government has indeed managed to maintain impressive growth rates for more than a decade. Japan’s prime minister, the nationalist Shinzō Abe, came to office in 2012 pledging to jolt the Japanese economy out of two decades of stagnation. His aggressive and somewhat unusual measures to achieve this have been nicknamed Abenomics. Meanwhile in neighbouring China the Communist Party still pays lip service to traditional Marxist–Leninist ideals, but in practice is guided by Deng Xiaoping’s famous maxims that ‘development is the only hard truth’ and that ‘it doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice’. Which means, in plain language: do whatever it takes to promote economic growth, even if Marx and Lenin wouldn’t have been happy with it. In Singapore, as befits that no-nonsense city-state, they pursue this line of thinking even further, and peg ministerial salaries to the national GDP. When the Singaporean economy grows, government ministers get a raise, as if that is what their jobs are all about. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove

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1:Language is filled ~ Susan Griffin,
2:My first language is Gaelic. ~ Enya,
3:the power of language ~ Mitch Albom,
4:language and attitude ~ Marcia Clark,
5:Language betrays, ~ Terence McKenna,
6:Everything is language. ~ Octavio Paz,
7:Who could trust language? ~ Anne Rice,
8:because the Pirahã language ~ Anonymous,
9:Language is insight itself. ~ Confucius,
10:Speak with the language of love. ~ Rumi,
11:BOOKS… "The Loom of Language ~ Malcolm X,
12:language is never neutral ~ Paulo Freire,
13:All language is political. ~ Robin Lakoff,
14:Empty words degrade language. ~ Toba Beta,
15:French was my first language. ~ Bob Cousy,
16:Verbing weirds language. ~ Bill Watterson,
17:All language is a longing for home. ~ Rumi,
18:Language has not the power to ~ John Clare,
19:Precision of language, Jonah. ~ Lois Lowry,
20:We are suspended in language. ~ Niels Bohr,
21:device in your native language. ~ Anonymous,
22:Language is always evolving. ~ Erik Qualman,
23:Mathematics is a language ~ J Willard Gibbs,
24:A language Older Than Words ~ Derrick Jensen,
25:Language is never innocent. ~ Roland Barthes,
26:language is no way to communicate ~ Joe Hill,
27:Music is the soul of language. ~ Max Heindel,
28:Poetry is language in orbit. ~ Seamus Heaney,
29:The language of truth is simple. ~ Euripides,
30:adult language. Twang…heh, heh, ~ Peter James,
31:Coffee is a language in itself. ~ Jackie Chan,
32:Curses and foul language! ~ Chris Grabenstein,
33:Music is the language of heaven. ~ Levon Helm,
34:Shakespeare trascends language ~ Gayle Forman,
35:Smiles are the language of love. ~ David Hare,
36:Dreams are the language of God. ~ Paulo Coelho,
37:Every language has its own music. ~ Sid Caesar,
38:In language clarity is everything. ~ Confucius,
39:Jonas was careful about language. ~ Lois Lowry,
40:Music is the language of memory ~ Jodi Picoult,
41:Music is the universal language. ~ Swizz Beatz,
42:Words weren't her language. ~ Roseanna M White,
43:A boy trying out a man's language. ~ Eowyn Ivey,
44:Chitchat debases a language. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
45:Hands have their own language. ~ Simon Van Booy,
46:Language always gives you away. ~ George Carlin,
47:Language is a social event. ~ Richard Rodriguez,
48:Language is butchered by the media ~ Don Watson,
49:Language is fossil poetry ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
50:...language is never innocent. ~ Roland Barthes,
51:Language is the only homeland. ~ Czes aw Mi osz,
52:Language is the only homeland. ~ Czeslaw Milosz,
53:The Dream of a Common Language ~ Cheryl Strayed,
54:Anguish is the universal language ~ Alice Fulton,
55:As humans we speak one language. ~ Avril Lavigne,
56:Language changes very fast. ~ John Maynard Smith,
57:Language is fossil Poetry. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
58:Language is memory and metaphor. ~ Storm Jameson,
59:Language is wine upon the lips. ~ Virginia Woolf,
60:Photography is my only language. ~ Andre Kertesz,
61:Suffering belongs to no language. ~ Adelia Prado,
62:The world is God's language to us. ~ Simone Weil,
63:Usage is the best language teacher. ~ Quintilian,
64:Anguish is the universal language. ~ Alice Fulton,
65:everyone smiles in the same language. ~ Anonymous,
66:Language disguises thought. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
67:Tears are the silent language of grief ~ Voltaire,
68:The chief merit of language is clearness. ~ Galen,
69:Your body language shapes who you are ~ Amy Cuddy,
70:Abstraction is an esoteric language. ~ Eric Fischl,
71:A language is everything you do. ~ Margaret Atwood,
72:Body language is incredibly revealing. ~ Anonymous,
73:I have a disease; I see language. ~ Roland Barthes,
74:Language does not make one an elite. ~ Irrfan Khan,
75:Language is also a place of struggle. ~ Bell Hooks,
76:Language is the charnel house of man. ~ C E Morgan,
77:Language is the dress of thought. ~ Samuel Johnson,
78:Language is the tool of the tools ~ Lev S Vygotsky,
79:Language knew. Language remembered. ~ Melissa Grey,
80:Poetry is the memory of language ~ Jacques Roubaud,
81:Silence is no weakness of language. ~ Edmond Jabes,
82:Tears are the silent language of grief. ~ Voltaire,
83:The language of nature is silence. ~ Bryant McGill,
84:There is another language beyond language, ~ Rumi,
85:A language is a map of our failures ~ Adrienne Rich,
86:Clover['s] eyes are full of language. ~ Anne Sexton,
87:Don’t use language instrumentally ~ Jordan Peterson,
88:—Elka Cloke, This Bitter Language ~ Cassandra Clare,
89:Language is a social art. ~ Willard Van Orman Quine,
90:Language is more fashion than science ~ Bill Bryson,
91:Peace is the language we must speak. ~ Pope Francis,
92:SILENCE is the best language. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
93:Some things defy language itself. ~ Sylvain Reynard,
94:Story is the language of the heart. ~ John Eldredge,
95:Doing TV is a different kind of language. ~ Tim Roth,
96:Go beyond language. Go beyond thought. ~ Bodhidharma,
97:I was always influenced by language. ~ Helen Dunmore,
98:Language is the light of the mind ~ John Stuart Mill,
99:Laughter is the language of the soul. ~ Pablo Neruda,
100:Music is the soul of language.

~ Max Heindel,
101:Talk to people in their own language. ~ Lee Iacocca,
102:There is no language without deceit. ~ Italo Calvino,
103:All language is but a poor translation. ~ Franz Kafka,
104:Don’t use language instrumentally ~ Jordan B Peterson,
105:Every man prays in his own language. ~ Duke Ellington,
106:Everyone smiles in the same language. ~ George Carlin,
107:Go beyond language. Go beyond thought. ~ Bodhidharma,
108:"Go beyond language.Go beyond thought." ~ Bodhidharma,
109:High thoughts must have high language. ~ Aristophanes,
110:I've always loved rhyming. I love language. ~ Mos Def,
111:I want to start where language ends. ~ Antony Gormley,
112:Language buries, but does not resurrect. ~ John Green,
113:Language is a weapon, keep it honed! ~ Kurt Tucholsky,
114:Language is the light of the mind. ~ John Stuart Mill,
115:Language was invented to ask questions. ~ Eric Hoffer,
116:Math is the language of the universe. ~ Lucas Grabeel,
117:My programming language was solder. ~ Terry Pratchett,
118:No means yes in grasshopper language. ~ Noel Fielding,
119:Simple is the language of truth. ~ Seneca the Younger,
120:We are bees then; our honey is language. ~ Robert Bly,
121:All language is an aspiration to music. ~ Steve Almond,
122:Because sarcasm is my native language. ~ Maddy Edwards,
123:Faire language grates not the tongue. ~ George Herbert,
124:Grammar is the analysis of language. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
125:I feed on good soup, not beautiful language. ~ Moliere,
126:I see tendencies, I see body language. ~ Michael Chang,
127:I spoke his language; I was fluent in shy. ~ C L Stone,
128:It is by metaphor that language grows. ~ Julian Jaynes,
129:Jazz is the language of the emotions. ~ Charles Mingus,
130:Love is language that cannot be said, or heard. ~ Rumi,
131:Men's language is as their lives. ~ Seneca the Younger,
132:Music is a universal language. ~ Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy,
133:Touch is the first language we speak. ~ Stephen Gaskin,
134:Typography is what language looks like. ~ Ellen Lupton,
135:You speak the language far better than ~ Simon Scarrow,
136:Acting is not my language at all. ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov,
137:A mind enclosed in language is in prison. ~ Simone Weil,
138:Ay, is it not a language I speak? ~ William Shakespeare,
139:Even when people can't speak your language, ~ Pat Nixon,
140:I am the only language I can understand. ~ Alice Notley,
141:I want a language that speaks the truth. ~ Studs Terkel,
142:I went with my very being toward language. ~ Paul Celan,
143:Music is indeed the Universal Language. ~ L Ron Hubbard,
144:Music truly is the universal language. ~ Herbie Hancock,
145:Skype hopes to ‘cross the language boundary ~ Anonymous,
146:The eyes have one language everywhere. ~ George Herbert,
147:the reach of language can be laughable ~ Kelly Corrigan,
148:We live at the level of our language. ~ Ellen Gilchrist,
149:What you say matters, not the language, ~ Chetan Bhagat,
150:Accounting is the language of business. ~ Warren Buffett,
151:Armenian is the language to speak with God. ~ Lord Byron,
152:Begging is not the language of love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
153:Dance is the hidden language of the soul ~ Martha Graham,
154:Go back so far there is another language ~ Adrienne Rich,
155:I can ask for cigarettes in every language ~ David Bowie,
156:Ideas do not exist separately from language. ~ Karl Marx,
157:If we had no language we'd have nothing. ~ Toni Morrison,
158:I love language as I love life itself! ~ Jacques Derrida,
159:I read for the language, not the story. ~ Laura Moriarty,
160:I've always been very tied to language. ~ Barbara Kruger,
161:Language is the machine of the poet. ~ Thomas B Macaulay,
162:Language is the medium of our thoughts. ~ Frederick Lenz,
163:"No language exists that cannot be misused." ~ Carl Jung,
164:No new world without a new language. ~ Ingeborg Bachmann,
165:Sarcasm is the language of the devil. ~ Barbara Delinsky,
166:Silence is the only language god speaks. ~ Charles Simic,
167:The language that reveals also obscures. ~ Wendell Berry,
168:Arabs respect only the language of force. ~ Moshe Sharett,
169:As was his language so was his life. ~ Seneca the Younger,
170:Desperation translates into every language. ~ Nicola Yoon,
171:I write because I love to play with language. ~ W H Auden,
172:Musicians are not so concerned with language. ~ Ry Cooder,
173:poetry as a language within a language, ~ Walter Isaacson,
174:Shit is universal no matter which language. ~ Don DeLillo,
175:Smile is the language that everyone understands ~ Unknown,
176:Super 8 film is the language of silence. ~ Rebecca McNutt,
177:Tears are the noble language of the eye. ~ Robert Herrick,
178:They were speaking the language of Heaven ~ Jamie McGuire,
179:Body language is more powerful than words. ~ Ricky Gervais,
180:Empathy is even better than talking in one language ~ Rumi,
181:Experience is always larger than language. ~ Adrienne Rich,
182:Feeling is the language of the soul. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
183:he also stopped using inside language like ~ Donald Miller,
184:I know what the structure of the language is. ~ Kurt Loder,
185:I prefer perfumery, it’s the language of love. ~ Jan Moran,
186:I think of language as our first music. ~ Yusef Komunyakaa,
187:Jazz music is a language of the emotions. ~ Charles Mingus,
188:JS will be a real functional language. ~ Douglas Crockford,
189:Language is an old-growth forest of the mind. ~ Wade Davis,
190:Language is a virus from outer space ~ William S Burroughs,
191:Language is the archives of history. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
192:Language is the key to the heart of people. ~ Ahmed Deedat,
193:Language lacks the power to describe Faith. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
194:Poetry is language playing with itself. ~ Harryette Mullen,
195:poetry is where the language is renewed. ~ Margaret Atwood,
196:Silence is God's first language. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
197:staggering out of Language, into language ~ China Mi ville,
198:The misuse of language induces evil in the soul ~ Socrates,
199:The only love language is 'die to self.' ~ Christine Caine,
200:The stupid girl thinks Muslim is a language. ~ Jill Ciment,
201:Today’s “Dialect” Is Tomorrow’s “Language ~ John McWhorter,
202:War is what happens when language fails. ~ Margaret Atwood,
203:Language can be very adept at hiding the truth. ~ Dan Brown,
204:Language cannot say everything, fortunately. ~ Mason Cooley,
205:Language is a form of organized stutter. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
206:Language is a machine for making falsehoods. ~ Iris Murdoch,
207:Language is a virus from outer space. ~ William S Burroughs,
208:Language too is a brake upon social change. ~ Julian Jaynes,
209:Language uses us as much as we use language. ~ Robin Lakoff,
210:Language was not given to man: he seized it. ~ Louis Aragon,
211:Lisp isn't a language, it's a building material. ~ Alan Kay,
212:Music transcends the boundaries of language. ~ Heather Wolf,
213:My subconscious speaks in a foreign language. ~ Deb Caletti,
214:nunna daul Tsuny in the Cherokee language, ~ Mark Kurlansky,
215:Our language is the reflection of ourselves. ~ Cesar Chavez,
216:The misuse of language induces evil in the soul. ~ Socrates,
217:There is a pride in speaking this language. ~ Bernard Pivot,
218:What kind of life exists without language? ~ Paul Kalanithi,
219:What mortal creations are language and memory! ~ Leif Enger,
220:Who wants to make the language of dreams? ~ Austin Grossman,
221:Why” is always an accusation, in any language. ~ Chris Voss,
222:You need a team that speaks your language. ~ Bahman Ghobadi,
223:Before language was a trap, when it was a maze. ~ Max Porter,
224:I can understand bitchiness in any language. ~ Richelle Mead,
225:I die for speaking the language of the angels. ~ Joan of Arc,
226:I love it when you talk my language, ice-boy. ~ Julie Kagawa,
227:In some ways, pain is the opposite of language. ~ John Green,
228:Language falters where contempt flourishes. ~ Eugene Thacker,
229:Language is by its very nature a communal thing. ~ T E Hulme,
230:Love will heal
What language fails to know ~ Eavan Boland,
231:Lying is simply the soul’s ideal language. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
232:Mastery of language affords remarkable power. ~ Frantz Fanon,
233:Nothing exists except through language. ~ Hans Georg Gadamer,
234:Only where there is language is there world. ~ Adrienne Rich,
235:Painting is by nature a luminous language. ~ Robert Delaunay,
236:Riot is the language of the unheard. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
237:Samskrit is the greatest language of the world. ~ Max Muller,
238:Sometimes, language is the sound of longing ~ Simon Van Booy,
239:The Bible is God's Word given in man's language ~ Max Lucado,
240:What I hide by my language, my body utters. ~ Roland Barthes,
241:Action is the universal language of success. ~ Steve Maraboli,
242:A riot is the language of the unheard ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
243:As writers we need to crack open language. ~ Natalie Goldberg,
244:Authenticity is the language of visionaries. ~ Andrena Sawyer,
245:beautifully bungled prepositions. Language, ~ Gary Shteyngart,
246:Finality is not the language of politics. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
247:If you ask me, music is the language of memory ~ Jodi Picoult,
248:I have said that Mr. Trump's language is divisive. ~ Jeb Bush,
249:In lovesickness we had found a common language. ~ Aspen Matis,
250:insights emerging from their primary language ~ Kelly M Kapic,
251:Language helps form the limits of our reality. ~ Dale Spender,
252:...language is not the frosting, it's the cake. ~ Tom Robbins,
253:Language usage always has a political context. ~ Jackson Katz,
254:Laughter is the language of the heart ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,
255:My cat speaks sign language with her tail. ~ Robert A M Stern,
256:My love translated sounds like a dead language. ~ Salma Deera,
257:Nature is written in mathematical language. ~ Galileo Galilei,
258:Sin is the native language in every ZIP code. ~ Matt Chandler,
259:Teach me to speak the language of men. ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs,
260:Two nations divided by a common language. ~ Winston Churchill,
261:We inhabit a language rather than a country. ~ Emile M Cioran,
262:You can't eat language but it eases thirst. ~ Bernard Malamud,
263:A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
264:A riot is the language of the unheard. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
265:Being that can be understood is language. ~ Hans Georg Gadamer,
266:Great men, like nature, use simple language. ~ Luc de Clapiers,
267:Grief spoke every language and lived every life. ~ Katie Cross,
268:Heart language is logic set on fire. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
269:He used language as a place for us to hide. ~ Anthony Horowitz,
270:The language of my books has shaped me as a man. ~ Don DeLillo,
271:The unconscious is structured like a language. ~ Jacques Lacan,
272:We have no word for “Nation” in our language. ~ Shashi Tharoor,
273:Were there language, I'd be my own lone letter. ~ Beth Kephart,
274:We should torture language to tell the truth. ~ Rachel Kushner,
275:All words, in every language, are metaphors. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
276:Date: June 12, 2009 [EBook #29102] Language: German ~ Anonymous,
277:Dig -- the mostly uncouth -- language of grace. ~ Geoffrey Hill,
278:For me, myth is the 'common' language of us all. ~ Janet Morris,
279:God uses language to create and command us. ~ Eugene H Peterson,
280:Good music is very close to primitive language. ~ Denis Diderot,
281:I can read your body language like a conversation ~ Dom Kennedy,
282:I can’t translate myself into language any more. ~ Alice Notley,
283:It hurt, [...], in a way language could not touch. ~ John Green,
284:Language is the house of the truth of Being. ~ Martin Heidegger,
285:One must not be shy where language is concerned. ~ Ann Patchett,
286:Poetry is a language pared down to its essentials. ~ Ezra Pound,
287:Poetry is the language of a state of crisis. ~ St phane Mallarm,
288:Sunday, the day for the language of leisure. ~ Elfriede Jelinek,
289:To speak another language is to have another soul ~ Charlemagne,
290:When language fails, violence becomes a language. ~ Bill Moyers,
291:Ak, Mindes Du, Vi Kom Fra Dands Language
~ Christian Winther,
292:If only. The saddest two words in any language. ~ Maggie Osborne,
293:If you ask me, music is the language of memories. ~ Jodi Picoult,
294:Language, as we know, is full of illogicalities. ~ Gunnar Myrdal,
295:Language is a very difficult thing to put into words. ~ Voltaire,
296:Language is what stops the heart exploding. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
297:Language transcends us and yet we speak. ~ Maurice Merleau Ponty,
298:My language is the sum total of myself. ~ Charles Sanders Peirce,
299:Numbers constitute the only universal language. ~ Nathanael West,
300:Poetry is the language of a state of crisis. ~ Stephane Mallarme,
301:Regret; The saddest word in the English language. ~ Tonya Hurley,
302:The two great dividers are religion and LANGUAGE ~ Immanuel Kant,
303:A lot of innovation in language comes from poetry. ~ Jim Jarmusch,
304:Americans and Irish. Separated by a common language. ~ C E Murphy,
305:God doesn't need verbal language for communication. ~ Mary C Neal,
306:I don't know if I'm truly at home in any language. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
307:I love working in cinema - it can be in any language! ~ Jiah Khan,
308:Language is the Rubicon that divides man from beast. ~ Max Muller,
309:Language most shows a man; speak that I may see thee ~ Ben Jonson,
310:Life doesn't exist inside language: too bad for me. ~ Kathy Acker,
311:Love is the language all animals understand. ~ Anthony D Williams,
312:[N]o language has ever had a word for a virgin man. ~ Will Durant,
313:Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. ~ Paul Engle,
314:Poetry: Language against which we have no defences. ~ David Whyte,
315:poets are born knowing the language of angels ~ Madeleine L Engle,
316:The change of language is a change in reality. ~ Stephen Mitchell,
317:The chief virtue that language can have is clarity. ~ Hippocrates,
318:The German language is the organ among the languages. ~ Jean Paul,
319:The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. ~ George Orwell,
320:The greatest single programming language ever designed ~ Alan Kay,
321:The language of truth is unvarnished enough. ~ Seneca the Younger,
322:The only true language in the world is a kiss. ~ Alfred de Musset,
323:We must plow through the whole of language. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
324:when the ego disappears, so does power over language. ~ W H Auden,
325:anti can mean "against" or "instead of." In language, ~ R C Sproul,
326:Any friendship or relationship is about a language. ~ Gina Bellman,
328:Cultures are virtual realities made of language. ~ Terence McKenna,
329:Duty is the sublimest work in the English language. ~ Robert E Lee,
330:I could teach you how to speak my language, Rosetta Stone. ~ Drake,
331:I love theater. I also love radio. I love language. ~ Indira Varma,
332:In future, brainwave is a media of universal language. ~ Toba Beta,
333:I speak only one language, and it is not my own. ~ Jacques Derrida,
334:Language evolves and moves on. It is an organic thing. ~ E L James,
335:Language is the picture and counterpart of thought. ~ Mark Hopkins,
336:Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee. ~ Ben Jonson,
337:Padre always told me me language was sulphurous. ~ Kerry Greenwood,
338:Photography is a language more universal than words. ~ Minor White,
339:Poets are born knowing the language of angels. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
340:Politically correct is the language of cowardice. ~ Billy Connolly,
341:Retirement is the ugliest word in the language. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
342:Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world. ~ Rumi,
343:Tell me something in your native woodland language. ~ Marta Acosta,
344:The diversity of language alienates man from man ~ Saint Augustine,
345:The language of the street is always strong. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
346:There are no language barriers when you are smiling. ~ Allen Klein,
347:They had nothing in common but the English language. ~ E M Forster,
348:Writers let themselves be enticed by the language. ~ Peter Bichsel,
349:You have to be mad in the language you're mad in. ~ Chris Crutcher,
350:Because “Platitude” was a language everyone spoke ~ Julie Anne Long,
351:Close the language-door and open the love-window. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
352:Dialogue is a lean language in which every word counts. ~ Sol Stein,
353:exaggeration is the octopus of the English language ~ Matthew Pearl,
354:French is the language that turns dirt into romance. ~ Stephen King,
355:He done taught me de maiden language all over. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
356:Jargon: any technical language we do not understand. ~ Mason Cooley,
357:Language is a mixture of statement and evocation. ~ Elizabeth Bowen,
358:Language is a virus, money is a nasty disease. ~ Jonathan Barnbrook,
359:Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden. ~ Karl Kraus,
360:Language makes infinite use of finite media. ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt,
361:Language most shews a man: Speak, that I may see thee. ~ Ben Jonson,
362:MS가 닷넷 플랫폼에서 강조한 내용 중에 하나가 교차 언어(cross-language) 플랫폼인데, ~ Anonymous,
363:step by step; the language of orderliness. ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
364:The old language of colonialism surfaces once again. ~ Ahdaf Soueif,
365:To understand desire, one needs language and flesh. ~ Sherry Turkle,
366:True creativity often starts where language ends. ~ Arthur Koestler,
367:TV shapes thought as surely as language shapes it. ~ Jennifer Stone,
368:Do you ever speak a known language? Sanskrit, perhaps? ~ Mary Hughes,
369:Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. ~ Mark Twain,
370:English is my second language. Laughter is my first. ~ Paul Krassner,
371:i couldn't speak the language of his feelings ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
372:I do love to interpret songs in American Sign Language. ~ Sean Berdy,
373:I don't think in any language. I think in images. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
374:If only…the saddest words in the English language. ~ Kristan Higgins,
375:In the Choctaw language, “Oklahoma” means “red people. ~ David Grann,
376:Invent a new language anyone can understand. ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
377:Language is a finding-place not a hiding place. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
378:language is sometimes a barrier instead of a pathway. ~ Daniel Keyes,
379:Language, like woman,
Look best when free, undressed. ~ Wang Ping,
380:Man can only describe God in his own poor language. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
381:MATLAB and R have notoriously slow language interpreters ~ Anonymous,
382:Murky language means someone wants to pick your pocket. ~ Erica Jong,
383:Music is the language spoken by angels. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
384:Poetry is language against which you have no defenses. ~ David Whyte,
385:Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation. ~ Rumi,
386:That is not good language which all understand not. ~ George Herbert,
387:The original language of Christianity is translation. ~ Lamin Sanneh,
388:To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture. ~ Frantz Fanon,
389:A data structure is just a stupid programming language. ~ Bill Gosper,
390:A different language is a different vision of life.~ Federico Fellini,
391:A language which we do not know is a fortress sealed. ~ Marcel Proust,
392:Being a pianist allows me to play in any language. ~ Dino Kartsonakis,
393:Being a writer requires an intoxication with language. ~ Jim Harrison,
394:Decaf. The single worst word in the English language. ~ Lauren Oliver,
395:English is the easiest language to speak badly. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
396:God only speaks to those who understand the language ~ Albert Hofmann,
397:I am influenced by words and the chewiness of language ~ Annie Proulx,
398:In what language does rain fall over tormented cities? ~ Pablo Neruda,
399:It's embarrassingly plain how inadequate language is. ~ Anthony Doerr,
400:Language is a finding place, not a hiding place. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
401:Language is much closer to film than painting is. ~ Sergei Eisenstein,
402:Like imagination and the body, language rises unbidden. ~ Gary Snyder,
403:Mathematics is the language in which the gods talk to people. ~ Plato,
404:Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand. ~ Aphra Behn,
405:Music begins where the possibilities of language end. ~ Jean Sibelius,
406:No language is rude that can boast polite writers. ~ Aubrey Beardsley,
407:The first instrument of a people's genius is its language. ~ Stendhal,
408:The language of light can only be decoded by the heart. ~ Suzy Kassem,
409:The language of sin was universal, the original Esperanto. ~ Joe Hill,
410:The language you are about to hear... is disturbing. ~ Dave Chappelle,
411:The most important tool you have on a resume is language. ~ Jay Samit,
412:The philosopher caught in the nets of language. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
413:There must be a language that doesn't depend on words. ~ Paulo Coelho,
414:We photographers are poets in the language of symbols. ~ Jan Phillips,
415:we swim in our second language, we breathe in our first ~ Adam Gopnik,
416:When a language dies, a possible world dies with it. ~ George Steiner,
417:A different language is a different vision of life. ~ Federico Fellini,
418:English, our common language, binds our diverse people. ~ S I Hayakawa,
419:False language, evil in itself, infects the soul with evil. ~ Socrates,
420:Fools laugh at the Latin language. -Rident stolidi verba Latina ~ Ovid,
421:Gone. The saddest word in the language. In any language. ~ Mark Slouka,
422:Human language is mythological and metaphorical by nature. ~ W H Auden,
423:I have business to conduct in the language of fur and claw. ~ Erin Bow,
424:I’m really going to start watching my language for her. ~ Jillian Dodd,
425:It is wrong to use equal language for unequal actions. ~ Peter Akinola,
426:Kindness has no boundaries. It is the language of the soul. ~ Amit Ray,
427:Language has two functions: to harm and to repair harm. ~ Edan Lepucki,
428:Literature is the aesthetic exploitation of language ~ Anthony Burgess,
429:Mandarin is gonna be the language in 15 to 20 years. ~ Stephon Marbury,
430:My wife speaks Shakespeare as a second language. ~ Barbara Ellen Brink,
431:Porcupine power was the only language he understood. ~ Robert I Sutton,
432:The language of the poem is the language of particulars. ~ Mary Oliver,
433:There must be a language that does not depend on words. ~ Paulo Coelho,
434:There were no ill language, if it were not ill taken. ~ George Herbert,
435:The rhythm of breath may have been our first language. ~ Daryl Gregory,
436:To possess another language is to possess another soul. ~ John le Carr,
437:Unintelligible language is a lantern without a light. ~ Samuel Johnson,
438:We gave you a perfectly good language and you f***ed up. ~ Stephen Fry,
439:You couldn't have human society without language. ~ John Maynard Smith,
440:Act averse to nasty language and partial to fruity tea. ~ Al Swearengen,
441:A gloss is a total system of perception and language. ~ Talcott Parsons,
442:I am only describing language, not explaining anything. ~ Joseph Kosuth,
443:If my mother gave me language, my father gave me magic. ~ T Kira Madden,
444:I found Eliot’s metaphors leaking into my own language ~ Paul Kalanithi,
445:Instrumental music can spread the international language. ~ Herb Alpert,
446:(In the Choctaw language, “Oklahoma” means “red people.”) ~ David Grann,
447:Language fits over experience like a straight jacket. ~ William Golding,
448:Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket. ~ William Golding,
449:Language is the source of misunderstandings. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery,
450:Language is the source of misunderstandings. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
451:Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye. ~ William Gibson,
452:Learning a language is like getting inside somebody's mind. ~ Anonymous,
453:Marriage is a language of love, equality, and inclusion. ~ Evan Wolfson,
454:Never impose your language on people you wish to reach. ~ Abbie Hoffman,
455:Poetry is, among other things, a criticism of language. ~ Adrienne Rich,
456:Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful. ~ Rita Dove,
457:Poetry is language trying to become bodily experience. ~ Herbert McCabe,
458:Power floats like money, like language, like theory. ~ Jean Baudrillard,
459:Precision in language was the key to clarity. Specificity ~ Susan Wiggs,
460:Spoken language is merely a series of squeaks. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
461:The art of communication is the language of leadership. ~ James C Humes,
462:The Germans and I no longer speak the same language. ~ Marlene Dietrich,
463:the meaning of a word is its use in the language. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
464:To feel estranged from language is to lose your own body. ~ Paul Auster,
465:To possess another language is to possess another soul. ~ John le Carre,
466:We breathe in our first language, and swim in our second. ~ Adam Gopnik,
467:We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. ~ Buck Henry,
468:An entire mythology is stored within our language. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
469:At every moment where language can't go, that's your mind. ~ Bodhidharma,
470:Because before you acquired language, you didn't exist. ~ Marcel Theroux,
471:Because the particular has no language. One thinks to escape ~ T S Eliot,
472:C++ is the only current language making COBOL look good ~ Bertrand Meyer,
473:Hope is the most important four-letter word in the language. ~ Ed Markey,
474:Human language can but imperfectly describe God's ways. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
475:Human language can but imperfectly describe God’s ways. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
476:I always feel like music should be a universal language. ~ Melanie Fiona,
477:I can speak four dialects, but none of them is fairy language. ~ Zen Cho,
478:I dream in a language I do not understand when I'm awake. ~ Milorad Pavi,
479:In love’s country, language doesn’t have its place. Love is mute. ~ Rumi,
480:In taking care with language, we take care of ourselves. ~ Bret Stephens,
481:I started out with machine code and assembly language. ~ Charles Petzold,
482:I think the one thing humans are is language wizards. ~ Howard Rheingold,
483:Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it ~ Christopher Morley,
484:love was all about learning to speak a person's language. ~ Mia Sheridan,
485:Music is the universal language of mankind. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
486:No, she wasn't losing language. She was choking on it. ~ Gregory Maguire,
487:One doesn't live in a country, one lives in a language. ~ Emile M Cioran,
488:silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation. ~ Rumi,
489:Speak a new language
so that the world
will be a new world. ~ Rumi,
490:The English language is not always the President's friend. ~ George Will,
491:The limits of my language mean the limits of my world. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
492:There is a logic of language and a logic of mathematics. ~ Thomas Merton,
493:Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea. ~ Jack Kerouac,
494:An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. ~ Martin Buber,
495:Dutch is not so much a language as an ailment of the throat. ~ John Green,
496:Fancy language, like poplin, too often conceals an eczema. ~ Albert Camus,
497:I felt the weight of unmapped worlds, unborn language. ~ William Finnegan,
498:I Need to Learn Many, Many More Cusswords in Sign Language ~ Rick Riordan,
499:I speak belligerence in every language known to man. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
500:I type a 101 words a minute. But it's in my own language. ~ Mitch Hedberg,
501:I’ve been shot to hell, haven’t I?” “Language, love. ~ Charlie N Holmberg,
502:Language is the close-fitting dress of thought. ~ Richard Chenevix Trench,
503:Language is the continuation of coercion by other means. ~ China Mi ville,
504:Language overlaps with culture but is not subsumed by it ~ John McWhorter,
505:Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. ~ Christopher Morley,
506:Mathematics is as little a science as grammar is a language. ~ Ernst Mayr,
507:Music is a great energizer. It's a language everybody knows. ~ Bill Hicks,
508:Ordinary language embodies the metaphysics of the Stone Age. ~ J L Austin,
509:The name of a person you love is more than language. ~ Tennessee Williams,
510:The way I see it is, I am a boon to the English language. ~ George W Bush,
511:To imagine a language is to imagine a form of life. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
512:We are creatures built on a house of cards of language. ~ Stefan Molyneux,
513:A country without a language is a country without a soul. ~ Patrick Pearse,
514:By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth. ~ George Carlin,
515:God is gracious beyond the power of language to describe. ~ Francis Asbury,
516:I have learnt to appreciate the clarity of English language. ~ Erich Fromm,
517:In the interstices of language lie powerful secrets of the ~ Adrienne Rich,
518:Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides. ~ Rita Mae Brown,
519:Language is play to most writers, thoughts are play. ~ Stephen King,
520:Language is magic: it makes things appear and disappear. ~ Nicole Brossard,
521:Language is the spiritual exhalation of the nation. ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt,
522:Murmured to him nonsense, which is the language of love, ~ Julie Anne Long,
523:Music happens to be an art form that transcends language. ~ Herbie Hancock,
524:Repetition is the mute language of the abused child. ~ Judith Lewis Herman,
525:Signs form a language, but not the one you think you know. ~ Italo Calvino,
526:The language of love letters is the same as suicide notes. ~ Courtney Love,
527:The language of the heart is mankind's main common language. ~ Suzy Kassem,
528:The laws of biology are written in the language of diversity. ~ E O Wilson,
529:The man loved language the way a wife beater loves his wife. ~ Brent Weeks,
530:The most tenacious universal language in the world is love. ~ Paulo Coelho,
531:The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language. ~ Ezra Pound,
532:The thing we are trying to say is in the language of leaves. ~ Linda Gregg,
533:The wind has a language, I would I could learn! ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon,
534:Tom's language is our weather, the sky we live under ..... ~ Marion Coutts,
535:Well it is sometimes difficult to act in another language ~ Sophie Marceau,
536:Anthony Doerr again takes language beyond mortal limits. ~ Elissa Schappell,
537:Dutch) language. I pray still more earnestly that He would, ~ Andrew Murray,
538:For philosophical problems arise when language goes on holiday. ~ Anonymous,
539:I have heard no word of my own language; I am rendered dumb. ~ David Malouf,
540:I'm still uncertain about the language declaration syntax. ~ Dennis Ritchie,
541:In general, every country has the language it deserves. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
542:Is language the adequate expression of all realities? ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
543:It is the language of nature to which one has to listen. ~ Vincent Van Gogh,
544:I work with language. I love the flowers of afterthought. ~ Bernard Malamud,
545:Kindness is a language herd by deaf men and felt by blind men. ~ Mark Twain,
546:Mastery of language affords one remarkable opportunities. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
547:Our voices sound kinder in the skin of our own language. ~ Melina Marchetta,
548:the conventions of language reveal the ways we see the world. ~ Dan Millman,
549:The language of friendship is not words but meanings. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
550:The limits of my language means the limit of my world ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
551:We speak the love language, they speak from pain and anguish. ~ Talib Kweli,
552:When we think we are using language, language is using us. ~ Deborah Tannen,
553:Who would recognize the unhappy if grief had no language? ~ Publilius Syrus,
554:95% on content and the computer language remains the same. ~ Steve McConnell,
555:a language, he said, is a dialect with an army and a navy. ~ Matthew Battles,
556:Clarity in language depends on clarity in thought. ~ Arthur M Schlesinger Jr,
557:Don't worry about what your mother thinks of your language. ~ Elmore Leonard,
558:Ease of learning isn’t the primary force in language evolution. ~ Ted Chiang,
559:He knows the most important language of all. Human compassion. ~ Ann Rinaldi,
560:He shrugged. “Who is John Galt?” “Oh, don’t use gutter language! ~ Anonymous,
561:He understood. In lovesickness we had found a common language. ~ Aspen Matis,
562:If you're a good numbers person, you're a bad language person. ~ Frank Luntz,
563:I want to fit in - it's just that I don't speak the language. ~ Sarina Bowen,
564:I want to understand you, I study your obscure language. ~ Alexander Pushkin,
565:Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people. ~ Trevor Noah,
566:Language is alive, and you can’t put it in the freezer. But ~ Lionel Shriver,
567:Language is nothing but a huge set of false analogies ~ Kim Stanley Robinson,
568:Language upon a silvered tongue affords enchantment enough. ~ Salman Rushdie,
569:Learning another language is like becoming another person. ~ Haruki Murakami,
570:Matter is simply a concept. The world is made of language. ~ Terence McKenna,
571:My language is the common prostitute that I turn into a virgin. ~ Karl Kraus, who speaks my language without saying a word. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
573:Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language. ~ Lucille Clifton,
574:The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
575:the language of truth is too simple for inexperienced ears. ~ Frances Wright,
576:The language of truth is unadorned and always simple. ~ Ammianus Marcellinus,
577:The limits of my language mean the limits of my world. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
578:The most important word in the English language is hope. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
579:When a monkey nibbles on a weenis, it's funny in any language. ~ Alan Garner,
580:When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. ~ Niels Bohr,
581:All language is rhetorical, and even the senses are poets. ~ George Santayana,
582:A people without a language of its own, is only half a nation. ~ Thomas Davis,
583:Clarity of language is the first casualty of authoritarianism. ~ Robin Morgan,
584:Even if you don't understand the language, you can still love the music. ~ CL,
585:I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me. ~ Roland Barthes,
586:I don't feel restricted by the language: I feel more free. ~ Olivier Martinez,
587:In plain proletarian worker's language, it takes two to tango. ~ Fred Hampton,
588:I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to ya'll! ~ Lil Wayne,
589:I think it's harder to learn a language without having a goal. ~ Romain Duris,
590:It is always easier to curse in another language than your own! ~ Evan Currie,
591:Language consists in equal parts of speaking and silence. ~ Eugene H Peterson,
592:Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes. ~ Stephen King,
593:Language is life and a true backbone of any society! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
594:Language is no more a cultural invention than is upright posture. ~ Anonymous,
595:Magic is the art of thinking, not strength or language. ~ Christopher Paolini,
596:Nature is the common, universal language, understood by all. ~ Kathleen Raine,
597:Oratees are addicts. Strung out on an Ambassador’s Language. ~ China Mi ville,
598:Our language has lost its ability to convey the spontaneous. ~ Jerzy Kosi ski,
599:resignation, perhaps the most stifling word in the language. ~ Caitlin Thomas,
600:Some things are too complicated to explain in any language. ~ Haruki Murakami,
601:Symbols are miracles we have recorded into language. ~ S Kelley Harrell M Div,
602:The language of religion holds the most currency for the masses. ~ Reza Aslan,
603:The limits of my language are the limits of my universe ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
604:The limits of my language means the limits of my world. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
605:The mystery lies in the use of language to express human life. ~ Eudora Welty,
606:...The plural of elf is elves! What a language! What a world! ~ Nicole Krauss,
607:The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. ~ George Orwell,
608:The two most beautiful words in any language are  : I forgive. ~ Stephen King,
609:The wind whispered secrets in its own incomprehensible language. ~ Tracy Rees,
610:When a language die we don't know what we lose with language. ~ Patricia Ryan,
611:A language, like a species, when extinct, never... reappears. ~ Charles Darwin,
612:A thug only understands you when you speak his language ~ Alexander Lukashenko,
613:Bunny boiler is now part of our language, and I'm proud of that. ~ Glenn Close,
614:Death is only a translation of life into another language. ~ F Marion Crawford,
615:I'd like to learn French well enough to write in that language. ~ Stephen King,
616:I had no voice to talk with because she was my whole language. ~ Rob Sheffield,
617:I have seafoam in my veins, I understand the language of waves. ~ Jean Cocteau,
618:I like to be in a European city where I can speak my language. ~ Rashida Jones,
619:Industry jargon may not be a language your customer understands. ~ Ron Kaufman,
620:In the commerce of language use only coin of gold and silver. ~ Joseph Joubert,
621:Language commonly stresses only one side of any interaction. ~ Gregory Bateson,
622:Music is the great cheer-up in the language of all countries. ~ Clifford Odets,
623:Orcs only know one language. Blood. I'm the fucking alphabet. ~ Kurtis J Wiebe,
624:The limits of my language are the limits of my universe. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
625:The soul inside me is the last foreign language I'm learning. ~ Yehuda Amichai,
626:A poem is a form of refrigeration that stops language going bad. ~ Peter Porter,
627:Don’t speak to them in the language of the dead, Mr. Marinville. ~ Stephen King,
628:Every misunderstanding has at its center a breakdown of language. ~ John Irving,
629:I am not sure the language I write in is spoken here, or anywhere. ~ Paul Celan,
630:I dislike pastiche; it attracts attention to the language only. ~ Hilary Mantel,
631:I'm sorry.' The two most inadequate words in the English language. ~ Beth Revis,
632:I often focus more on language than on the conveying of information. ~ Pat Mora,
633:It is said that life and death are under the power of language. ~ Helene Cixous,
634:Language is the soul’s ozone layer and we thin it at our peril. ~ Sven Birkerts,
635:Language is used not to describe our realities, but to create them. ~ Anonymous,
636:my language
or my lamp
my language is the priestess. ~ Alejandra Pizarnik,
637:Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement. ~ Christopher Fry,
638:Silence is unceasing eloquence … It is the best language. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
639:The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics. ~ Galileo Galilei,
640:The censorship of language is the censorship of consciousness. ~ Allen Ginsberg,
641:The finest command of language is often shown by saying nothing. ~ Roger Babson,
642:The limits of your language are the limits of your world. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
643:To learn a different language is to learn a different way of living, ~ Lisa See,
644:Well... "why" is a hard question to answer in any language. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
645:Without language, thought is a vague, uncharted nebula. ~ Ferdinand de Saussure,
646:You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
647:You need good principles and good language if you are to succeed. ~ Frank Luntz,
648:you never want to solve a research problem with language. You ~ Timothy Ferriss,
649:You're perfect for me,' I whispered in my own language. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
650:You who read me, are You sure of understanding my language? ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
651:And silence, like darkness, can be kind; it, too, is a language ~ Hanif Kureishi,
652:And to imagine a language means to imagine a form of life. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
653:An inability to handle language is not the same thing as stupidity. ~ David Hare,
654:At Ungaro, I discovered the flou and the language of Paris. ~ Giambattista Valli,
655:Beauty is part of the finished language by which goodness speaks. ~ George Eliot,
656:because that every man heard them speak in his own language. ACT2:07 ~ Anonymous,
657:He mobilised the English language and sent it into battle. ~ Winston S Churchill,
658:I am not sure the language 
I write in is spoken here, or anywhere. ~ Paul Celan,
659:I search the language for a word
to tell you how red is red. ~ Lisel Mueller,
660:It’s a funny language, German. For one thing, everybody shouts it. ~ Martin Amis,
661:It's as if we're higher apes who had a language faculty inserted. ~ Noam Chomsky,
662:I want to understand you,
I study your obscure language. ~ Alexander Pushkin,
663:Language and how close it comes to truth, and how far away it is. ~ Ian McDonald,
664:Language is too grand for these chaps; let's give them dialects! ~ Chinua Achebe,
665:Latin is already a dead language, man... don't make it any deader. ~ Jerry Scott,
666:Let language be the divining rod that finds the sources of thought. ~ Karl Kraus,
667:missing and underlying the interpretation of language itself. ~ Daniel L Everett,
668:My least favorite phrase in the English language is 'I don't care.' ~ James Caan,
669:Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language. ~ Dale Carnegie,
670:Next to ‘God’, ‘love’ is the word most mangled in every language. ~ Richard Bach,
671:Philosophical problems arise when language goes on holiday ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
672:Proximity to this death makes me nostalgic for the French language. ~ Henri Cole,
673:The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics. ~ Galileo Galilei,
674:the concept of “language” is a mere terminological convenience. ~ John McWhorter,
675:The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words. ~ George Eliot,
676:The liberation of language is rooted in the liberation of ourselves. ~ Mary Daly,
677:The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'. ~ Maxim Gorky,
678:The plodding, self-important language of government enraged him. ~ Frank Herbert,
679:Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. ~ W B Yeats,
680:Weinhold Release Date: July 28, 2009 [EBook #29530] Language: German ~ Anonymous,
681:You have to be yourself while speaking someone else’s language. ~ John C Maxwell,
682:You may buy from me in your own language, but sell to me in mine. ~ Willy Brandt,
683:A lie to the faithless is merely a conversation in their language. ~ Lorrie Moore,
684:And silence, like darkness, can be kind; it, too, is a language. ~ Hanif Kureishi,
685:A simple smile, a tender touch, speaks the true language of love. ~ Dan Fogelberg,
686:As soon as there is language, generality has entered the scene. ~ Jacques Derrida,
687:Beautiful books are always written in a sort of foreign language. ~ Marcel Proust,
688:Everything she did and love, everything she was, required language. ~ Lisa Genova,
689:explanation of the difference between a language and a dialect: ~ Matthew Battles,
690:He and I speak the same language...we just have different accents. ~ Jenn Cooksey,
691:Humans are language machines, computers are language machines. ~ Howard Rheingold,
692:If language did not affect behavior, it could have no meaning. ~ Kenneth Lee Pike,
693:It means that a programming language should, above all, be malleable. ~ Anonymous,
694:Language etches the grooves through which your thoughts must flow. ~ Noam Chomsky,
695:Language is the chief means and index of a nation's progress. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
696:Next time, he thinks. The two best words in the English language. ~ Gregg Hurwitz,
697:Systems of morals are only a sign-language of the emotions. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
698:That sleep that has no language, No dream, No time, No end. ~ Patricia A McKillip,
699:the English and the Americans were divided by a common language. ~ Jeffrey Archer,
700:The folktale is the primer of the picture-language of the soul. ~ Joseph Campbell,
701:The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. ~ Gore Vidal,
702:The only thing separating Americans and Brits is a comman language. ~ H P Mallory,
703:There is the English language and then there's the Trump language. ~ David Brooks,
704:They had never discussed feelings, and had no language for them now. ~ Ian McEwan,
705:To speak of atrocious crime in mild language is treason to virtue. ~ Edmund Burke,
706:We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language. ~ Joyce Carol Oates,
707:When I'm drafting right to life language, I don't call up the nuns. ~ Bart Stupak,
708:Without language, they have no lies. Thus they have no future. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
709:A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state. ~ Joseph Brodsky,
710:A writer's moral duty is to use language thoughtfully and well. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
711:Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams. ~ Paul Gauguin,
712:For every language that becomes extinct, an image of man disappears. ~ Octavio Paz,
713:Further, I'm obsessed with how language contorts and creates bodies. ~ Peter Sotos,
714:Heart is a sea, language is the shore. Whatever is in a sea hits the shore. ~ Rumi,
715:History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it. ~ Theodor Adorno,
716:How on earth does she make the English language float and float? ~ Lytton Strachey,
717:I certainly like that the Spanish language is spoken around me. ~ Andrew Breitbart,
718:I do not share the wish to see my language dead and decently buried ~ Douglas Hyde,
719:I'm drawn to the magical efficacies of language as a political act. ~ Anne Waldman,
720:I'm swimming in your cadences that you permeate my very language. ~ David Levithan,
721:Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~ Mark Twain,
722:Language tethers us to the world; without it we spin like atoms. ~ Penelope Lively,
723:Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. ~ Stevie Wonder,
724:No one sleeps in this room without the dream of a common language. ~ Adrienne Rich,
725:O: 'Are you conscious of your thoughts before language embodies them? ~ Bill Hayes,
726:…only a poet could frame a language that could frame a world. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
727:Poetry is either language lit up by life or life lit up by language ~ Peter Porter,
728:Poetry is language surprised in the act of changing into meaning. ~ Stanley Kunitz,
729:Possibly the two saddest words in the English language: if only. ~ Sharon J Bolton,
730:Sign, I was now convinced, was a fundamental language of the brain. ~ Oliver Sacks,
731:The language of reactive people absolves them of responsibility. ~ Stephen R Covey,
732:There are German songs which can make a stranger to the language cry. ~ Mark Twain,
733:To be native to a place we must learn to speak its language. ~ Robin Wall Kimmerer,
734:To me, the most obscene word in our language is celibacy. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
735:What was once the language of secrecy is now the language of power. ~ Sarah Dunant,
736:Words are just bits of information, but language is the full code. ~ Steven Kotler,
737:You cannot use butterfly language to communicate with caterpillars ~ Timothy Leary,
738:You can't see other's point of view when you have only one language. ~ Frank Smith,
739:You drink a language, you speak a language, and one day it owns you; ~ Kamel Daoud,
740:Arabic, like Greek, had been a scientific language early on, ~ Kim Stanley Robinson,
741:Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language. ~ Gail Godwin,
742:English, no longer an English language, now grows from many roots. ~ Salman Rushdie,
743:God's first language is Silence. Everything else is a translation. ~ Thomas Keating,
744:He was more than comfortable with the language of imperious persuasion. ~ Dan Jones,
745:Hit it with anything. Bullets, bricks, your bare hands, harsh language. ~ M R Carey,
746:I appreciate people who try and use language in an interesting way. ~ Jarvis Cocker,
747:I dream of a language whose words, like fists, would fracture jaws. ~ Emil M Cioran,
748:I learned English, my sixth language at this point, quite quickly. ~ Roald Hoffmann,
749:I master only the language of others. Mine does with me what it wants. ~ Karl Kraus,
750:I seek a form of language which will express my ideas for our time. ~ Arshile Gorky,
751:Language forces us to perceive the world as man presents it to us. ~ Julia Penelope,
752:Language is generated by the intellect and generates the intellect. ~ Peter Abelard,
753:Language was a huge expansion of that capacity to deal with information. ~ Dee Hock,
754:Lisp is a programmable programming language. ~ John Foderaro, CACM, September 1991.,
755:Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe ~ Galileo Galilei,
756:My body is a dead language and you pronounce each word perfectly. ~ Sierra DeMulder,
757:People's voices change a lot when they speak a different language. ~ Stephen Clarke,
758:Socrates said, “The misuse of language induces evil in the soul. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
759:Sometimes language couldn’t go far enough. All you could do was scream. ~ Anonymous,
760:Tangible language, which often tells more falsehoods than truths. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
761:The four sweetest words in the English language — 'You wore me down.' ~ Aziz Ansari,
762:The heart is a foreign country whose language none of us is good at. ~ Jack Gilbert,
763:The involuntary poetry of one who is not fluent in the language. ~ Leah Hager Cohen,
764:The language of psychiatry is a monologue of reason about madness ~ Michel Foucault,
765:The poet is a master of language, the schizophrenic is a slave to it. ~ Hilde Bruch,
766:The spiritual activity of millennia is deposited in language. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
767:The task that we face today is to understand the language of nature. ~ Paul Stamets,
768:They are conversation-openers in the arcane femine language of Shoe. ~ Claire Cross,
769:We need common language to help us create awareness and understanding. ~ Bren Brown,
770:What wretched poverty of language! To compare stars to diamonds! ~ Gustave Flaubert,
771:But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. ~ George Orwell,
772:Changes in language often reflect the changing values of a culture. ~ Ravi Zacharias,
773:For us chess players the language of artist is something natural. ~ Vladimir Kramnik,
774:From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us. ~ David Antin,
775:I am under the spell of language, which has ruled me since I was 10. ~ V S Pritchett,
776:I became aware that all sounds can make meaningful language. ~ Karlheinz Stockhausen,
777:I dream of a language whose words, like fists, would fracture jaws. ~ Emile M Cioran,
778:If apple is the language of the future, then art must be the core. ~ Elliot W Eisner,
779:I have to find a man who knows that universal language. An alchemist. ~ Paulo Coelho,
780:I look for poetry in English because it's the only language I read. ~ Jack Prelutsky,
781:In what language does rain fall over tormented cities? —PABLO NERUDA ~ Arundhati Roy,
782:It is terrible to see someone being beaten up by the English language. ~ Martin Amis,
783:It's a writer's job to carve with language, to hew close to the bone. ~ Stephen King,
784:Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~ Mark Twain,
785:Knowledge and Experience do not necessarily speak the same language. ~ Benjamin Hoff,
786:Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers. ~ George Orwell,
787:luther, he ruined the bible by translating it into their own language. ~ Umberto Eco,
788:must be a way, I thought, that the language of life as experienced— ~ Paul Kalanithi,
789:No man fully capable of his own language ever masters another. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
790:Playing characters that speak a very violent language was my livelihood. ~ Greg Bryk,
791:Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. ~ John Brown,
792:Truth speaks best in the language of poetry and symbolism, I think. ~ Grant Morrison,
793:We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. ~ Benjamin Lee Whorf,
794:When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes. ~ Ella Maillart,
795:As you can hear, it’s difficult to learn another language after forty. ~ Edmund White,
796:Change the language in the tribe, and you have changed the tribe itself. ~ Dave Logan,
797:C is not a big language, and it is not well served by a big book. ~ Brian W Kernighan,
798:Each dialect is just a different roll of the language-mutation dice. ~ John McWhorter,
799:Everyone wants a hug and kiss. It translates into any language. ~ Georgette Mosbacher,
800:Fatherhood is helping your children learn English as a foreign language. ~ Bill Cosby,
801:Her face looked for the answer that is always concealed in language. ~ John Steinbeck,
802:He was less of himself out loud. His native language was thought. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
803:How delicately language skirts the issue. How meaningless it is. ~ Audrey Niffenegger,
804:is evidence that human language is to some extent genetically coded. ~ John McWhorter,
805:I suppress in my prose any language which calls attention to itself. ~ Jerzy Kosinski,
806:It's amazing. The moment you show cash, everyone knows your language. ~ Aravind Adiga,
807:I wrote too many poems in a language I did not yet know how to speak. ~ Andrea Gibson,
808:Language instruction should start in the first grade. Writing, also. ~ Nikki Giovanni,
809:Language is conceived in sin and science is its redemption. ~ Willard Van Orman Quine,
810:Language is the friendliest of the things from which we cannot escape. ~ Mason Cooley,
811:Learning to read in one language helps us read a second language. ~ Stephen D Krashen,
812:No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge ~ Jack Kerouac,
813:Some things in life are too complicated to explain in any language. ~ Haruki Murakami,
814:The limits of my language are the limits of my universe. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
815:The poet marries the language, and out of this marriage the poem is born. ~ W H Auden,
816:There was no more meaningless phrase in all of language than “Cheer up! ~ K ji Suzuki,
817:To devastate by language, to blow up the word and with it the world. ~ Emile M Cioran,
818:We are obliged to steal pieces of language, both visual and textual. ~ Barbara Kruger,
819:And this I have learned grown-ups do not know the language of shadows. ~ Opal Whiteley,
820:An idea does not pass from one language to another without change. ~ Miguel de Unamuno,
821:As a poet, I want to use language to enter that space of feeling.” — ~ Claudia Rankine,
822:A tough life needs a tough language - and that is what poetry is. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
823:A writer has only three tools: language, experience and imagination. ~ Mark Rubinstein,
824:Better say nothing at all. Language is worth a thousand pounds a word! ~ Lewis Carroll,
825:He who knows no foreign language knows nothing of his own ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
826:Human language is nothing like the signalling systems of other animals. ~ Noam Chomsky,
827:I do not belong anywhere.
I have an accent in every language I speak. ~ Sholeh Wolp,
828:If you listen to a language for 15 minutes, you know the rhythm and song. ~ Sid Caesar,
829:I had lines inside me-a string of guiding lights. I had language. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
830:It's a beautiful lucid dream that has language that I can fiddle with. ~ Coleman Barks,
831:I've built my homeland, I've even founded my state - in my language. ~ Mahmoud Darwish,
832:JavaScript is the world's most misunderstood programming language. ~ Douglas Crockford,
833:Just dance, and smile, and let your body speak the language of love. ~ Mark T Sullivan,
834:Language grows out of life, out of its needs and experiences. 828 ~ Anne Sullivan Macy,
835:Like a diaphanous nightgown, language both hides and reveals. ~ Karen Elizabeth Gordon,
836:Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe. ~ Galileo Galilei,
837:Music is the language of the heart, and conservatives always screw it up. ~ Glenn Beck,
838:My mother had a mantra: musical instrument, foreign language, martial art. ~ E L James,
839:Photography was the first foreign language of my artistic expression. ~ Jerzy Kosinski,
840:She invented her own language to say what everyone else could only feel. ~ Hannah Kent,
841:Speak any language, Turkish, Greek, Persian, Arabic, but always speak with love ~ Rumi,
842:That wasn't English she was speaking: it was the language of diplomacy. ~ Kevin Hearne,
843:The corruption of man is followed by the corruption of language. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
844:The language of love is the language of humility or humbleness. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi,
845:There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. ~ John Millington Synge,
846:The thought of today cannot be expressed in the language of yesterday. ~ Lawren Harris,
847:The two more useless words in the English language - Don't worry. ~ Mary Higgins Clark,
848:They can’t even think of freedom because they don’t have the language to. ~ M K Asante,
849:Too late, old boy, too late. The saddest words in the English language. ~ Evelyn Waugh,
850:To understand animal thinking you've got to get away from a language. ~ Temple Grandin,
851:What I'm after is that wakeful state through language that stays alive. ~ Anne Waldman,
852:Yeah. Calm down. Two of the most useless words in the English language. ~ Lili St Crow,
853:A change in language can transform our appreciation of the cosmos. ~ Benjamin Lee Whorf,
854:Anger is the fire of the soul, love is the language of the heart ... ~ Stephen Richards,
855:He could hardly read or write but his heart spoke the language of the good ~ Primo Levi,
856:I grew up with the piano. I learned its language as I learned to speak. ~ Keith Jarrett,
857:I loved everything about Spain - the people, the language, and the food! ~ Karlie Kloss,
858:Is calling English our national language racist? Are we at that point? ~ Tucker Carlson,
859:Language creates reality. Words have power. Speak always to create joy. ~ Deepak Chopra,
860:Language develops by interacting with other people talking to you. ~ Jean Berko Gleason,
861:language is an organ of perception, not simply a means of communication ~ Julian Jaynes,
862:Like desire, language disrupts, refuses to be contained within boundaries. ~ Bell Hooks,
863:Music is the universal language ... it brings people closer together. ~ Ella Fitzgerald,
864:Our language is primarily for expressing human goodness and beauty. ~ Yasunari Kawabata,
865:Perhaps of all the creations of man language is the most astonishing. ~ Lytton Strachey,
866:Singing is as much the language of holy joy as praying is of holy desire. ~ John Wesley,
867:The language and the atmosphere there reminded me of Dante's Inferno. ~ Margaret Powell,
868:The language of the body is the key that can unlock the soul. ~ Constantin Stanislavski,
869:The language of women should be luminous, but not voluminous. ~ Douglas William Jerrold,
870:The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition. ~ Elliot W Eisner,
871:The most disgusting four letter word in the English language is 'cage'. ~ Philip Wollen,
872:There was, to begin with, my original acquisition of my native language, ~ John Freeman,
873:To fly/steal is woman’s gesture, to steal into language to make it fly. ~ H l ne Cixous,
874:Utterances of cursed language defiles the hearts and souls of man and many. ~ T F Hodge,
875:You cannot write in more than one language. Words don't come out as well. ~ Elie Wiesel,
876:You don't need to use the language of God to ask where the restrooms are. ~ Etgar Keret,
877:Even if I think in English, it's more a language of acting than French. ~ Sophie Marceau,
878:G-rated language is making me a less angry person. Behavior shapes emotion. ~ A J Jacobs,
879:I don't like my language watered down, I don't like my edges rounded off. ~ Ani DiFranco,
880:If you want to know what's important to a culture, learn their language. ~ Joanne Harris,
881:I'm not a religious person. The language of photography is symbolic. ~ Sebastiao Salgado,
882:In daily life language is important, if not in itself, then as a symptom. ~ Mark Helprin,
883:I think fiction goes to poetry for the intensity of its use of language. ~ Edward Hirsch,
884:It is within and through language that the human mind points to itself. ~ James N Powell,
885:I wish I could convey the perfection... But language founders in such seas ~ Yann Martel,
886:Language, loose language, vague language becomes an out. Things happen. ~ Rebecca Solnit,
887:Libraries collect the works of genius of every language and every age. ~ George Bancroft,
888:Music is what we need when language fails us, but we cannot remain silent. ~ Cornel West,
889:Naturally, my body language changes given whatever environment I'm in. ~ Christina Ricci,
890:No language which lends itself to visualizability can describe quantum jumps. ~ Max Born,
891:Poetry is a deliberate attempt to make language suggestive and imprecise. ~ Kenneth Koch,
892:silence is God’s first language; everything else is a poor translation. ~ David G Benner,
893:Silence is God's first language; everything else is a poor translation. ~ Thomas Keating,
894:Silence is God's language, and it's a very difficult language to learn. ~ Thomas Keating,
895:Silence is the language of the Self and the most perfect teaching. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
896:Sometimes the government has to answer questions with ambiguous language. ~ Jason Kenney,
897:That's a true actor's nightmare: "Improvise in British sign language. Go." ~ Hank Azaria,
898:that's what I wanted: words made of that: language / that could bend light. ~ Jan Zwicky,
899:The English Language is my bitch. Or I don't speak it very well. Whatever. ~ Joss Whedon,
900:The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak. ~ Rumi,
901:The managerial class has forced on us a public language that makes no sense ~ Don Watson,
902:The most difficult step in the study of language is the first step. ~ Leonard Bloomfield,
903:the most important word in the language has but two letters: is. Is. ~ Clarice Lispector,
904:The N-word is one of the most contentious words in the English language. ~ Judy Woodruff,
905:There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job. ~ J K Simmons,
906:There are so many words in our language; we get to know so few of them. ~ David Levithan,
907:The use of language is all we have to pit against death and silence. ~ Joyce Carol Oates,
908:This is my book and I’ll perpetuate abuse of the English language if I want to.) ~ Stoya,
909:Tout refus du langage est une mort. Any refusal of language is a death. ~ Roland Barthes,
910:Watch your mouth: The language we use creates the reality we experience. ~ Michael Hyatt,
911:Without clear language, there is no standard of truth. —JOHN LE CARRÉ ~ Michiko Kakutani,
912:Body language generally fails to have its intended effect on the phone. ~ Haruki Murakami,
913:Comics is a language. It's a language most people understand intuitively. ~ Bill Griffith,
914:Denmark is like a secret little place with its own special language. ~ Helena Christensen,
915:Every language reflects the prejudices of the society in which it evolved. ~ Casey Miller,
916:French is a language that makes those who speak it both calm and dynamic. ~ Bernard Pivot,
917:He liked to address every man in his own language, as a good European should. ~ H G Wells,
918:How wonderful it was to love something without the compromise of language. ~ Jim Harrison,
919:I can feel the power of the words doing the work. Must trust language more. ~ Antony Sher,
920:I flipped him a gesture that he wouldn't need sign language to understand. ~ Rick Riordan,
921:If only... the two most miserable words in the English language. If only. ~ Douglas Clegg,
922:I'm not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language. ~ Sonny Bono,
923:In the language of an actor, to know is synonymous with to feel ~ Constantin Stanislavski,
924:In the language of an actor, to know is synonymous with to feel ~ Konstantin Stanislavski,
925:In the sixteenth century, English was established as a language of record; ~ Kory Stamper,
926:I speak English, a language not spoken by my ancestors a hundred years ago. ~ David Reich,
927:I think I make better use of language and imagery than when I started out. ~ Terry Brooks,
928:It’s vital to hear your own language, to see it written, to see it valued. ~ Louise Penny,
929:It was so - oh, I wish language were more precise! The red was so beautiful! ~ Lois Lowry,
930:I want to keep talking about my people and my country in my own language. ~ Nadine Labaki,
931:Language and accents govern so much of how people think about other people. ~ Trevor Noah,
932:Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
933:Language is power... Language can be used as a means of changing reality. ~ Adrienne Rich,
934:Language itself is a major resource in the naming of what cannot be named ~ David Simpson,
935:Language makes culture, and we make a rotten culture when we abuse words. ~ Cynthia Ozick,
936:No warrior scolds. Courteous words or else hard knocks are his only language. ~ C S Lewis,
937:Our people... blood is the only language we speak. I'm all out of words. ~ Kurtis J Wiebe,
938:Perhaps sex isn't of the body at all. Perhaps it is a function of language. ~ Zadie Smith,
939:Perhaps the shortest and most powerful prayer in human language is help. ~ Thomas Keating,
940:Sport, which mimics the language and emotional intensity of war but eliminates ~ Ed Ayres,
941:.. that language could but extol, not reproduce, the beauties of the sense. ~ Thomas Mann,
942:there was no arguing against belief. It was a foreign language to logic. ~ Alwyn Hamilton,
943:The sole remaining task for philosophy is the analysis of language. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
944:The structure of language determines not only thought, but reality itself. ~ Noam Chomsky,
945:To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
946:We feel free because we lack the very language to articulate our unfreedom. ~ Slavoj i ek,
947:You can control people if you know their language. You can shut them up. ~ Tanaz Bhathena,
948:You can't see other people's point of view when you have only one language. ~ Frank Smith,
949:At any one time language is a kaleidoscope of styles, genres and dialects. ~ David Crystal,
950:Eternal truth needs a human language that alters with the spirit of the times. ~ Carl Jung,
951:Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught. ~ Leslie Feinberg,
952:I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language. ~ Dan Fogelberg,
953:In a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
954:I think cinema has this beautiful component. It's a universal language. ~ Paolo Sorrentino,
955:Learning a language represents training in the delusions of that language. ~ Frank Herbert,
956:Let the music speak to us of tonight, in a happier language than our own. ~ Wilkie Collins,
957:Music crosses cultures and language barriers and it makes people feel good. ~ John Seagall,
958:Oh, God, I don't know what's more difficult, life or the English language. ~ Jonathan Ames,
959:Perhaps the shortest and most powerful prayer in human language is help. ~ Thomas Keating,
960:Put your trust in god are the most dangerous words in the English language. ~ Hemant Mehta,
961:Reading him was like reading runes — apparently you had to know the language. ~ Rachel Lee,
962:Real emotion transcends language. You dont have to understand their words ~ Julia Roberts,
963:She spoke the language of the Scottish Highlands (which is like singing). ~ Susanna Clarke,
964:The act of language or the act of denying language carries its own heaviness. ~ Leni Zumas,
965:the debasement of thought cannot be separated from the debasement of language. ~ Anonymous,
966:The essential business of language is to assert or deny facts. Given ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
967:The language of flowers is nonnegotiable, Victoria,” Elizabeth said, ~ Vanessa Diffenbaugh,
968:The old adage, that "music is a universal language", is really true. ~ William Fitzsimmons,
969:To speak with the shadow, you must know the language of the darkness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
970:Twitter's designed to reduce the language, directly out of 1984! It's Ingsoc! ~ Alex Jones,
971:Unlike the ambiguity of life, the ambiguity of language does reach a limit. ~ Mason Cooley,
972:We always translate the other person's language into our own language. ~ Milton H Erickson,
973:We feel free because we lack the very language to articulate our unfreedom. ~ Slavoj Zizek,
974:Whatever Language Pakistan understands India should teach in that language ~ Narendra Modi,
975:When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell! ~ William Halsey,
976:You taught me language, and my profit on't / Is, I know how to curse ~ William Shakespeare,
977:A language so beautiful and lethal
My mouth bleeds when I speak it.— ~ Gwendolyn MacEwen,
978:As we read a text in our own language, the text itself becomes a barrier. ~ Alberto Manguel,
979:But I don't know how to speak the language of impossible dreams en français. ~ Sarah Ockler,
980:England and America are two countries separated by the same language. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
981:English is a really wonderful language and I urge you all to investigate it ~ Werner Herzog,
982:Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
983:For the body tells all to him who knows the language, and doesn’t lie. ~ Kai Ashante Wilson,
984:I don't use coarse language very often. I have a larger vocabulary than that. ~ John McCain,
985:It is the very reason-for-being of language and grammar that I
unhinge. ~ Antonin Artaud,
986:Language designed to impress builds a gulf. Language to express builds a bridge. ~ Jim Rohn,
987:Love is a child that talks in broken language, yet then he speaks most plain. ~ John Dryden,
988:music, the universal language of love and hope and loss and everything else. ~ Sarah Ockler,
989:Never ask a woman if you may kiss her. Instead, learn to read body language. ~ Neil Strauss,
990:No fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language, and knowledge. ~ Jack Kerouac,
991:Seward would inspire a cow with statesmanship if she understood our language. ~ Henry Adams,
992:Such language," Babette says. "Why don't you just take a dump in my ears! ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
993:The contrived language and the flattering attitude rarely come with the virtue. ~ Confucius,
994:the first human language emerged roughly 150,000 years ago in East Africa. ~ John McWhorter,
995:The language of solace, and comets, and the girls we all become, in the end. ~ Sarah Dessen,
996:The three most dreaded words in the English language are 'negative cash flow'. ~ David Tang,
997:The two most beautiful words in the English language are 'cheque enclosed. ~ Dorothy Parker,
998:The world is richer than it is possible to express in any single language. ~ Ilya Prigogine,
999:Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. ~ William Butler Yeats,
1000:Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1001:Too many women in too many countries speak the same language, of silence. ~ Hillary Clinton,
1002:We both speak Dutch and English. But we never could speak the same language. ~ Gayle Forman,
1003:Well, visual language is another boring discussion about the nature of film. ~ Alan Rudolph,
1004:What language will such a spirit speak when it talks to itself alone? ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1005:...when everything else fails, we communicate in the language of the stars ~ Isabel Allende,
1006:A language is a means of communication and should be lived rather than taught. ~ Benny Lewis,
1007:A man who serves language, however imperfectly, should always serve truth. ~ Anthony Burgess,
1008:Art is a wholly physical language whose words are all the visible objects. ~ Gustave Courbet,
1009:Art is no longer anything more than a kind of meta-language for banality. ~ Jean Baudrillard,
1010:Can we not interpret our adult wisdom into the language of boyhood? ~ Baden Powell de Aquino,
1011:Consensus is usually made possible by vague language and shallow commitments. ~ Mason Cooley,
1012:Dictionary editors are historians of usage, not legislators of language. ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky,
1013:Even so, sometimes I wish I did have a little bit more flair in my language. ~ Alex Berenson,
1014:French: why does this language even exist? Everyone there speaks english anyway. ~ Meg Cabot,
1015:God only speaks to those who understand the language ~ Dr. Albert Hofmann, (15 January 2006),
1016:God speaks all languages—including yours. What language is God speaking to you? ~ Max Lucado,
1017:I could use language in a way that would get me into trouble and out of trouble. ~ Anonymous,
1018:If I were to pick a language to use today other than Java, it would be Scala ~ James Gosling,
1019:If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. ~ Confucius,
1020:ignorance of the language can be dispelled only by the destruction of the words. ~ Anonymous,
1021:I think yes is the most beautiful and necessary word in the English language. ~ Sally Potter,
1022:it is a journey to the language that can describe what is so hard to utter. ~ David Grossman,
1023:I've shot films in Africa. I've shot in America - English is not my language. ~ Sergio Leone,
1024:Kindness is a universal language regardless of age, nationality or religion. ~ Alex Ferguson,
1025:Language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication. ~ Abraham Maslow,
1026:Language is basic to all of our existences in this world. We depend on it. ~ Garry Winogrand,
1027:Languages are dying at an unprecedented rate. A language dies every 14 days. ~ Patricia Ryan,
1028:Never too late to learn a language. And the good literature to come with it. ~ Sasa Stanisic,
1029:Nothing is so impenetrable as laughter in a language you don't understand. ~ William Golding,
1030:Once again, she speaks in another language when things get awkward. ~ Gina Marinello Sweeney,
1031:One advantage of photography is that it's visual and can transcend language. ~ Lisa Kristine,
1032:One learned the language of insults before learning exactly what they meant. ~ Stuart Nadler,
1033:Scholarship hath no fury like that of a language purist faced with sludge. ~ William Zinsser,
1034:Someone else said she was a rapevictim (which was a word in every language). ~ Arundhati Roy,
1035:So much happiness is caged in language, ready to burst out anytime and fade ~ Rae Armantrout,
1036:Sorry—Quoth. It’s the language of storms. They’re great poets, some of them. ~ Scott Hawkins,
1037:The English language is the one thing the Commonwealth still has in common. ~ Niall Ferguson,
1038:The language of translation ought never to attract attention to itself. ~ John Hookham Frere,
1039:the misery of war represented the world’s only truly universal language. Its ~ Omar El Akkad,
1040:Then I mouthed the sweetest four words in the English language: I told you so. ~ Sue Grafton,
1041:The poet, in the novelty of his images, is always the origin of language. ~ Gaston Bachelard,
1042:There is no strictly secular language that can translate religious awe. ~ Marilynne Robinson,
1043:There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language. ~ Henri Bergson,
1044:Try to stay calm. The four most useless words in the English language. ~ Jennifer Beckstrand,
1045:Violence was no longer a way of control but a basic language of communication. ~ Ioan Grillo,
1046:We have to come back to something like ordinary language after all when we ~ Harold Jeffreys,
1047:We're on the border of this world, speaking a common language. That's all. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1048:What I feel for you is at once the expression of language and the absence of it. ~ Lang Leav,
1049:What is lofty can be said in any language. What is mean should be said in none. ~ Maimonides,
1050:When one is highly alert to language, then nearly everything begs to be a poem. ~ James Tate,
1051:When you play music, you don't need a language. Music is a language. ~ Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy,
1052:Word by word, the language of women so often begins with a whisper. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
1053:You are a language I am no longer fluent in
but still remember how to read. ~ Ashe Vernon,
1054:All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth. ~ Antonin Artaud,
1055:A refugee population is hungry for language and aware that anything can happen. ~ Anne Carson,
1056:Because education is such a broad area, I chose to focus on language learning. ~ Luis von Ahn,
1057:If this hast been done to language, I fear to know the fate of all else. ~ Michael J Sullivan,
1058:I love learning languages, and actually computer code is another language as well. ~ Tang Wei,
1059:In the simplest language, spoken without a single word between out two bodies. ~ Cara McKenna,
1060:Language change, to the extent that we can perceive it, appears to be decay. ~ John McWhorter,
1061:Language embodies a worldview that does not often translate through the words. ~ Brian Godawa,
1062:Language exists less to record the actual than to liberate the imagination. ~ Anthony Burgess,
1063:Nothing like it exists in the English language. It’s Portuguese. Saudade. ~ Alexandra Bracken,
1064:Painting is literature in colors. Literature is painting in language. ~ Pramoedya Ananta Toer,
1065:Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world. ~ Bruno Barbey,
1066:The ability to think for one's self depends upon one's mastery of the language. ~ Joan Didion,
1067:The most damaging phrase in the language is: 'It's always been done that way.' ~ Grace Hopper,
1068:There are times when the power of language is not the power that is needed. ~ Leon Wieseltier,
1069:The spiritual man speaks to the natural man through the language of desire. ~ Neville Goddard,
1070:The stars have their own language, you know. If you're careful, you can learn it. ~ Sarah Jio,
1071:To possess another language, Charlemagne tells us, is to possess another soul. ~ John le Carr,
1072:We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has ~ Deborah Tannen,
1073:Worse, the language of politics itself has been vacated of substance and meaning. ~ Tony Judt,
1074:Accent is the soul of language; it gives to it both feeling and truth. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
1075:Art is a language, an instrument of knowledge, an instrument of communication. ~ Jean Dubuffet,
1076:but a library is a gorgeous language that you will never speak fluently. ~ Elizabeth McCracken,
1077:Heart is sea,
language is shore.
Whatever sea includes,
will hit the shore. ~ Rumi,
1078:If dolphins tasted good,” he said, “we wouldn’t even know about their language. ~ Lorrie Moore,
1079:I think "HALLELUJAH" translates into "HALLELUJAH" in every language out there. ~ Matt Chandler,
1080:It is at this point that normal language gives up, and goes and has a drink. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1081:It's just a favorite language to me, that country finger-picking guitar style. ~ Kenny Loggins,
1082:Language can make a murderer a saint, a victim deserving, and a lover a stranger. ~ Kat Savage,
1083:Language is the dress of thought; every time you talk your mind is on parade. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1084:Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about. ~ Benjamin Lee Whorf,
1085:Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. ~ Bill Watterson,
1086:my fingertips have created a language only the insides of my thighs respond to ~ Shelby Eileen,
1087:"No language exists that cannot be misused." ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul, 1933,
1088:Practice the vocabulary of love - unlearn the language of hate and contempt. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
1089:Silence is the only language of the realized. Practice moderation in speech. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
1090:The communication of ideas requires a similitude of thought and language . . . ~ Edward Gibbon,
1091:The die-hard opinions of George III couched in the language of Edmund Burke. ~ Stanley Baldwin,
1092:The music takes over the words and makes them speak to me in another language. ~ Roger Scruton,
1093:There are a lot of human experiences that challenge the limits of our language, ~ Ava Dellaira,
1094:There are a lot of human experiences that challenge the limits of our language. ~ Ava Dellaira,
1095:Thought is the bud, language the blossom and action the fruit behind it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1096:Today, one hardly talks about strategy without using the language of competition. ~ W Chan Kim,
1097:Use language what you will, you can never say anything but what you are. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1098:Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1099:We think in language. We think in words. Language is the landscape of thought. ~ George Carlin,
1100:When you work in a different language you are not so attached to the words. ~ Antonio Banderas,
1101:You have to watch your language. People will think you have no fucking class ~ Lani Diane Rich,
1102:You're going to be something, you and that language you speak on paper. ~ Patricia Reilly Giff,
1103:You should take notes whenever you hear interesting or original language. ~ Randa Abdel Fattah,
1104:A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1105:Astrology is a Language. If you understand this language, The Sky Speaks to You. ~ Dane Rudhyar,
1106:Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you. ~ Dane Rudhyar,
1107:Clutter is the official language used by corporations to hide their mistakes. ~ William Zinsser,
1108:Dreams - Language in a dream is unspoken but understood. Words get in the way. ~ Fred Alan Wolf,
1109:English is becoming a universal language such as humans have never had before. ~ Minae Mizumura,
1110:Every good writer has much idiom; it is the life and spirit of language. ~ Walter Savage Landor,
1111:For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language. ~ Joseph Brodsky,
1112:For many people around the world ethnicity is not a language, it is a religion. ~ M F Moonzajer,
1113:For the horrors of the American Negro’s life there has been almost no language. ~ James Baldwin,
1114:French is the language of diplomacy. Spanish is the language of bureaucracy. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1115:I believe in a visual language that should be as strong as the written word. ~ David LaChapelle,
1116:I have eighteen titles in the German language. I had a number one song in 1965. ~ Wanda Jackson,
1117:Interpreting at its core is taking in one language and putting out the other. ~ Jennifer Abbott,
1118:I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language. ~ Trevor Noah,
1119:It is only proper to realize that language is largely a historical accident. ~ John von Neumann,
1120:Learning Indian mannerisms, how to wear saris, and the language were a challenge. ~ Amy Jackson,
1121:Magic besieges the religious life and men yearn to speak the language of angels. ~ Iris Murdoch,
1122:Man does not exist prior to language, either as a species or as an individual. ~ Roland Barthes,
1123:Money can be more of a barrier between people than language or race or religion. ~ Vera Caspary,
1124:Music is a simulation of something, but language is the greatest thing we possess. ~ John Lydon,
1125:Music is that great language where a lot can be said and little can be proven. ~ Milton Babbitt,
1126:My French is still good. That's a beautiful language and I'm happy to speak it. ~ Famke Janssen,
1127:R2-D2 squawked derisively.
“Hey, sacred island,” Luke said. “Watch the language. ~ Jason Fry,
1128:Schizophrenic language has in this sense an interesting resemblance to poetry. ~ Terry Eagleton,
1129:Socialist ideology is making France go to pot, and the French language with it. ~ Maurice Druon,
1130:Stillness is the language God speaks, and everything else is a bad translation. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1131:The language of art is celestial in origin and can only be understood by the chosen. ~ El Greco,
1132:The only philosophy is that of language, the only religion is that of the word. ~ Michel Serres,
1133:The only way to learn a new programming language is by writing programs in it. ~ Dennis Ritchie,
1134:There was no language barrier when it came to kids, and when it came to play. ~ Connie Sellecca,
1135:The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs. ~ A E Waite,
1136:We can't restructure our society without restructuring the English language. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1137:...a book, a real book, language incarnate, becomes a part of one's bodily life. ~ Wendell Berry,
1138:Afternoon light like pollen.

This is my language, not the one I learned. ~ Robert Pinsky,
1139:Again, we find in modern art and modern music a language which does not communicate. ~ Rollo May,
1140:A language presupposes that all the individual users possess the organs. ~ Ferdinand de Saussure,
1141:All Christian language about the future is a set of signposts pointing into a mist. ~ N T Wright,
1142:All forms are limited. Some of the limitations are time, place, culture, language. ~ Idries Shah,
1143:And how does God speak to you?" "In the language of everything that is beautiful. ~ Mark Helprin,
1144:A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. ~ W H Auden,
1145:Architecture is a language. When you are very good, you can be a poet ~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe,
1146:As long as there are living human beings, there will be language and stories. ~ Aleksandar Hemon,
1147:Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1148:Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the language of the world. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1149:Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1150:Fierce language and pretentious advances are signs that the enemy is about to retreat. ~ Sun Tzu,
1151:For a writer, only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language. ~ Joseph Brodsky,
1152:If silence equals death, he taught us, then art equals language equals life. ~ David Wojnarowicz,
1153:If we had the right words, if we had the language, we would need no weapons. ~ Ingeborg Bachmann,
1154:I have an acquired taste for language, yet it is seldom an actual focus of mine. ~ Saul Williams,
1155:In any language it is a struggle to make a sentence say exactly what you mean. ~ Arthur Koestler,
1156:It is only possible to speak in the language and in the spirit of one's time. ~ Eugene Delacroix,
1157:It makes sense to me that the polyglot wouldn't know what language he dreamed in. ~ James Arthur,
1158:I want to hear you wound my lovely language with your rough barbarian tongue. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
1159:Language brings with it an identity and a culture, or at least a perception of it. ~ Trevor Noah,
1160:Language is the archives of history … Language is fossil poetry. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Poet,
1161:Lovers have a language that can be lost--how to speak, how to touch, when to try. ~ Parke Godwin,
1162:My chest ached, my body speaking a language my head didn't quite understand. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1163:Nobody should call themselves a professional if they only knew one language. ~ Bjarne Stroustrup,
1164:Our bond was Palestine. It was
a language we dismantled to construct a home. ~ Susan Abulhawa,
1165:Poetry is an art practiced with the terribly plastic material of human language. ~ Carl Sandburg,
1166:Poetry is a separate language, or more specifically, a language within a language. ~ Paul Val ry,
1167:Sloppy language leads to sloppy thought, and sloppy thought to sloppy legislation. ~ Dick Cavett,
1168:Technology is a vocabulary and a language in which you can say many things. ~ Santiago Calatrava,
1169:The fundamental language of life is change. Life will keep on changing. ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1170:The German language speaks Being, while all the others merely speak of Being. ~ Martin Heidegger,
1171:The most disastrous thing that you can ever learn is your first programming language. ~ Alan Kay,
1172:The name of a person you love is more than language…

from "The Vine ~ Tennessee Williams,
1173:Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language. ~ Meister Eckhart,
1174:The only living language is the language in which we think and have our being. ~ Antonio Machado,
1175:The only thing that exists is torment, lyricism, and the magnificence of language. ~ John Hawkes,
1176:Those who read in a second language write and spell better in that language. ~ Stephen D Krashen,
1177:Those wounds stay with you, and you turn them into a language and a purpose. ~ Bruce Springsteen,
1178:To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
1179:When did we all become fluent in this language that none of us wanted to learn? ~ Louise O Neill,
1180:Without you I wouldn’t have moved this way, to speak the language of flowers. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1181:Yeah, because off the ice the only language Stephanie speaks is fluent Bitch. ~ Jennifer Comeaux,
1182:Absolutely nothing is so important for a nation's culture as its language. ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt,
1183:A dictionary can embrace only a small part of the vast tapestry of a language. ~ Giacomo Leopardi,
1184:And let me tell you 'Kingdom of God' language is really big in the emerging church. ~ Doug Pagitt,
1185:By using impossibly complicated language, school reformers create the impression that ~ Anonymous,
1186:Death is a dramatic accomplishment of absence; language may be almost as effective. ~ Janet Frame,
1187:Father once said the real language of diplomacy was in the space between words. ~ Roshani Chokshi,
1188:I like you; your eyes are full of language." [Letter to Anne Clarke, July 3, 1964.] ~ Anne Sexton,
1189:Is there a phrase in the English language more fraught with menace than a tax audit? ~ Erica Jong,
1190:It offends me that a man can master the Devil, but not the Portuguese language. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
1191:Language, as symbol, determines much of the nature and quality of our experience. ~ Sonia Johnson,
1192:Language is the tool of my trade -and I use them all - all the Englishes I grew up with ~ Amy Tan,
1193:Language is what books do very well and movement is what movies does very well. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1194:Language may die at the hands of the schoolman: it is regenerated by the poets ~ Emmanuel Mounier,
1195:...losing a friend is like losing a language, and I miss the one we spoke together. ~ Megan Crane,
1196:Mathematics is not just a language. Mathematics is a language plus reasoning. ~ Richard P Feynman,
1197:Music is in the connection of human souls, speaking a language that needs no words. ~ Mitch Albom,
1198:one sign of a writer’s potential is his especially sharp ear—and eye—for language. ~ John Gardner,
1199:Perhaps, after all, the most beautiful words in the language are I’m sorry. ~ Christopher Buckley,
1200:Perl was designed as a programming language for automating system administration. ~ Mike Loukides,
1201:Poems tend to have instructions for how to read them embedded in their language. ~ Matthea Harvey,
1202:The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. ~ T S Eliot,
1203:The Divinity could be invoked as well in the English language as in the French. ~ Wilfrid Laurier,
1204:The language has a relatively large following[citation needed] in the Ruby community. ~ Anonymous,
1205:The language of the heart
Is the only language
That everybody can understand. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
1206:Then, as now, I believe that the English use language to hide what they mean. ~ Zia Haider Rahman,
1207:The slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. ~ George Orwell,
1208:The true language of commerce is the natural conversation between human beings. ~ William C Brown,
1209:The way Shakespeare wrote Fallstaff is with a heightened language and everything. ~ Ray Stevenson,
1210:They call our language the mother tongue because the father seldom gets to speak. ~ George W Bush,
1211:Was there a language of loss? Did everyone who suffered speak a different dialect? ~ Jodi Picoult,
1212:We are tied down to a language which makes up in obscurity what it lacks in style. ~ Tom Stoppard,
1213:We cannot think without language, we cannot process experience without story. ~ Christina Baldwin,
1214:We must be capable of speaking a language of peace, but not one of surrender. ~ Silvio Berlusconi,
1215:We sleep in language if language does not come to wake us up with its strangeness. ~ Robert Kelly,
1216:What is the fear inside language? No accident of the body can make it stop burning. ~ Anne Carson,
1217:When people speak their own language you get a much better sense of who they are. ~ Bruno Tonioli,
1218:When we speak with emoji, we’re speaking a language that machines can understand. ~ Nicholas Carr,
1219:...when your heart is broken, don't go silent - speak to God in his own language... ~ John Geddes,
1220:You will live with this forever, and it will spell out the language of your life. ~ James Baldwin,
1221:Across both doors was a splash of vandalism in the universal language of Fuck You. ~ Donnie Eichar,
1222:A good programming language is a conceptual universe for thinking about programming. ~ Alan Perlis,
1223:Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. ~ Walt Disney,
1224:A writer can have only one language, if language is going to mean anything to him. ~ Philip Larkin,
1225:Deep feeling doesn't make for good poetry. A way with language would be a bit of help. ~ Thom Gunn,
1226:For many people (myself among them), the Python language is easy to fall in love with. ~ Anonymous,
1227:He would always speak the language of the heart with an awkward foreign accent. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1228:I love the right words. I think economy and precision of language are important. ~ Chelsea Clinton,
1229:Language has time as its element; all other media have space as their element. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
1230:Language has time as its element; all other media have space as their element. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
1231:Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1232:Language is such an imprecise vehicle I sometimes wonder why we bother with it. ~ Karen Joy Fowler,
1233:Language is the leading principle which unites or separates the tribes of mankind. ~ Edward Gibbon,
1234:My language is what I use, and if I lost that, I wouldnt be able to say anything. ~ Howard Hodgkin,
1235:No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love. ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin,
1236:Symbols are the language of something invisible spoken in the visible world. ~ Gertrud von Le Fort,
1237:Tears have cleansed my eyes, and errors have taught me the language of the hearts. ~ Khalil Gibran,
1238:The American language is in a state of flux based upon survival of the unfittest. ~ Cyril Connolly,
1239:The art of motion pictures is pictorial and language comes a distant second. ~ Jean Jacques Annaud,
1240:The denial of language is a suicidal one and we pay for it with our own lives. ~ Joyce Carol Oates,
1241:The gospel gives me hope, and hope is not a language the dark voices understand. ~ Andrew Peterson,
1242:The heart has its own language.The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
1243:The language you use for your poems should be the language you use with your friends. ~ Robert Bly,
1244:The poetical language of an age should be the current language heightened. ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins,
1245:The words are in my own internal language, and mean more than I could ever explain. ~ Lisa Gerrard,
1246:Three problems we have: lack of boundaries, insufficient language, incompletions. ~ Thomas Leonard,
1247:Twitter is most suitable for me. In the Chinese language, 140 characters is a novella. ~ Ai Weiwei,
1248:Typography is the craft of endowing human language with a durable visual form. ~ Robert Bringhurst,
1249:Violent language and driving forward as if to the attack are signs that he will retreat. ~ Sun Tzu,
1250:We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words. ~ Khalil Gibran,
1251:We use so much bad language that it forms a barrier between ourselves and the truth. ~ Tom Robbins,
1252:We were language's magpies by nature, stealing whatever sounded bright and shiny. ~ Salman Rushdie,
1253:With today's movies, if we took out all the bad language, we'd go back to silent films. ~ Bob Hope,
1254:Words have power. Use the language of leadership versus the vocabulary of a victim. ~ Robin Sharma,
1255:Words slip into a language the way white-green vines slide between slats in a fence. ~ Tim Seibles,
1256:Yeah, whatever,” I said finally, the two most unpoetic words in the English language. ~ Emma Scott,
1257:Ach, noo yer talkin’ oour language,” said Rob Anybody. “Not…quite,” said Tiffany. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1258:After all, nothing helps to write lyrics more than to mess around with the language. ~ Joshua Homme,
1259:All measure, and all language, I should pass,
Should I tell what a miracle she was. ~ John Donne,
1260:And how does God speak to you?"
"In the language of everything that is beautiful. ~ Mark Helprin,
1261:And of course we have contrived that their very language should be all smudge and blur; ~ C S Lewis,
1262:Arabic is the language of the Qur'an, but Arab culture is not the culture of Islam. ~ Tariq Ramadan,
1263:A returned love letter is written in the most violent language, by your own hand. ~ Jardine Libaire,
1264:By stretching language we'll distort it sufficiently to wrap ourselves in it and hide. ~ Jean Genet,
1265:can we speak in flowers. it will be easier for me to understand. – other language ~ Nayyirah Waheed,
1266:Christopher Hitchens is the greatest living essayist in the English language. ~ Christopher Buckley,
1267:Economics is like the Dutch language - I'm told it makes sense, but I have my doubts. ~ John Oliver,
1268:Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of language. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1269:Fate is the language God uses to speak to us, baby. It's up to us to listen, though. ~ Mia Sheridan,
1270:Her body conveyed anger like a second language; she must have had a lot of practice ~ Sandhya Menon,
1271:He still read copy as if it were Braille; bumps in the language letting him know when ~ Mick Herron,
1272:He was less of himself out loud. His native language was thought. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1273:Horrible that you could write in a language so well, but have nothing meaningful to say. ~ Yiyun Li,
1274:I actually don't understand a word Paula's saying anymore. It's like a new language. ~ Simon Cowell,
1275:In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence. ~ Adrienne Rich,
1276:I never said to myself, I am longing; that feeling lived at a level below language. ~ Lauren Slater,
1277:I trade both with the living and the dead, for the enrichment of our native language. ~ John Dryden,
1278:I try to write about how we live today, how we use language, technology, our bodies. ~ Dana Spiotta,
1279:language can't be appropriated by one person, one poet. The words belong to all of us. ~ Erica Jong,
1280:Language mavens commonly confuse their own peeves with a worsening of the language. ~ Steven Pinker,
1281:language, the second hindrance is the attitude. There are two attitudes— first, the ~ Chetan Bhagat,
1282:Moderation is like a foreign language. You have to learn that shit when you're young. ~ Joey Comeau,
1283:Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work. ~ Carl Sandburg,
1284:The habits and language of clandestinity can intoxicate even its own practitioners. ~ William Colby,
1285:The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
1286:The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. ~ Learned Hand,
1287:The laws of nature are written by the hand of God in the language of mathematics. ~ Galileo Galilei,
1288:The thinking is that we started evolving language not by speaking but by gesturing. ~ Frans de Waal,
1289:The transformation of silence into language and action is an act of self-revelation . ~ Audre Lorde,
1290:The world is not real for me until it has been pushed through the mesh of language. ~ John Banville,
1291:Well, language seems to be something that obsesses me. I'm always writing about it. ~ Lisel Mueller,
1292:We often use strong language not to express a powerful emotion but to evoke it in us. ~ Eric Hoffer,
1293:Without a constant misuse of language there cannot be any discovery, any progress ~ Paul Feyerabend,
1294:Words performed through music can express what language alone had exhausted ~ Hugo von Hofmannsthal,
1295:You're a dead language, you know that? No one is like you, and you are like no one. ~ Tarryn Fisher,
1296:Zoë threw up her hands in exasperation. "I hate this language. It changes too often! ~ Rick Riordan,
1297:All media can muddy the mind. Language leads to literature. It also leads to dogma. ~ Jennifer Stone,
1298:All morning it has been raining.
In the language of the garden, this is happiness. ~ Mary Oliver,
1299:And how exactly should he do that?” Tommy asked. “By the cunning use of bad language? ~ Steve McHugh,
1300:BASIC is a language invented in 1964 to provide computer access to non-science students. ~ Anonymous,
1301:Black Oroogu, the language with no nouns and only one adjective, which is obscene. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1302:Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing. ~ J L Austin,
1303:Dance is the pure language of the soul - it's been with us from the very beginning. ~ Patrick Swayze,
1304:Do not be troubled for a language, cultivate your soul and she will show herself. ~ Eugene Delacroix,
1305:[Emacs] is written in Lisp, which is the only computer language that is beautiful. ~ Neal Stephenson,
1306:Every language is a temple, in which the soul of those who speak it is enshrined. ~ Christina Sunley,
1307:Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will - like an instinct. ~ Edith Head,
1308:Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. ~ Ezra Pound,
1309:I do know where I'm going and it's just a matter of finding the language to get there. ~ John Irving,
1310:If our language is watered down, then mankind becomes less human, and less free. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
1311:If the word 'No' was removed from the English language, Ian Paisley would be speechless. ~ John Hume,
1312:I'm a visual thinker, not a language-based thinker. My brain is like Google Images. ~ Temple Grandin,
1313:In heaven, Lucas would be beautiful. He’d speak a language everyone understood. ~ Michael Cunningham,
1314:Jews are the intensive form of any nationality whose language and customs they adopt. ~ Emma Lazarus,
1315:Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain ~ Christie Watson,
1316:Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1317:Language is still separating us even though technology is bringing us closer together. ~ Suzy Kassem,
1318:Mind in language are inseparable. If we violate our language we violate ourselves. ~ William Zinsser,
1319:No literature is complete until the language it was written in is dead. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
1320:Only in England is the perversion of language regarded as a victory for democracy. ~ Anthony Burgess,
1321:Selfish-gene theory tells us nothing about the value of interacting through language. ~ Noam Chomsky,
1322:Skepticism cannot be revolutionary, even though it speaks the language of revolution. ~ Raymond Aron,
1323:Smell and taste differentiate, whereas language, like sight and hearing, integrates. ~ Michel Serres,
1324:The art of translation lies less in knowing the other language than in knowing your own. ~ Ned Rorem,
1325:The greatest obstacle to international understanding is the barrier of language ~ Christopher Dawson,
1326:❤The heart has its own language.The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi❤,
1327:There is no 'cat language.' Painful as it is for us to admit, they don't need one! ~ Barbara Holland,
1328:they feel the English language has reached its limit in a time of inarticulate sorrow. ~ Kate Bowler,
1329:Watch your language, if you don't mind."
What a lady, boy. A queen, for Chrissake. ~ J D Salinger,
1330:A common language is a first step towards communication across cultural boundaries. ~ Ethan Zuckerman,
1331:Artists should never look at pictures, but should stutter in a language of their own. ~ Winslow Homer,
1332:Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language. ~ Conrad Hall,
1333:Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language. ~ Raymond Williams,
1334:Dialects follow naturally from the inherently nondiscrete nature of language change. ~ John McWhorter,
1335:FEAR is an acronym in the English language for 'False Evidence Appearing Real'. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
1336:For me, music is always the language which permits one to converse with the Beyond. ~ Robert Schumann,
1337:I am attached to the French language. I will defend the ubiquitous use of French. ~ Francois Hollande,
1338:If I only had [your language here], I could replace this whole method with a single line! ~ Anonymous,
1339:If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
1340:I had come to see language as an almost supernatural force, existing between people, ~ Paul Kalanithi,
1341:Is it strange to say love is a language
Few practice, but all, or near all speak? ~ Tracy K Smith,
1342:I wish that I spoke more languages because I think each language is a window completely. ~ El Anatsui,
1343:I write in English because I was raised in the States and educated in this language. ~ Daniel Alarcon,
1344:LANGUAGE, n. The music with which we charm the serpents guarding another's treasure. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
1345:Language shapes consciousness and from consciousness, our world is shaped. ~ Antonella Gambotto Burke,
1346:Language was a weapon, after all: it branded, it betrayed, it separated and united. ~ Dubravka Ugre i,
1347:Love is the language of the soul when it is not colored by emotion, ego, or attachment. ~ Alan Finger,
1348:On the other hand, none of these subsequent adaptations was required for language. ~ Daniel L Everett,
1349:Photography is and is not a language; language also is and is not a photography. ~ William J Mitchell,
1350:Poetry uses language to create a music borne inside human experiences and emotions. ~ Pattiann Rogers,
1351:Realizing fully the true nature of place is to talk its language and hold its silence. ~ Joan Halifax,
1352:Speak the language of high intelligence, and thus you speak the language of God. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1353:The Americans are identical to the British in all respects except, of course, language. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1354:Then her soul sat on her lips, and language flowed, from what source I cannot tell. ~ Charlotte Bront,
1355:There is only one way to degrade mankind permanently and that is to destroy language. ~ Northrop Frye,
1356:Thinking about language, while thinking in language, leads to puzzles and paradoxes. ~ James Gleick,
1357:Thinking about language, while thinking _in_ language, leads to puzzles and paradoxes. ~ James Gleick,
1358:We are struggling with language.
We are engaged in a struggle with language. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
1359:We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1360:We Russians cannot say anything in our own language ... At least we haven't yet. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1361:What can’t be known or named except in our feeble attempt to clothe it in language. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1362:Words are not static.Language shape our memories, and it is also shaped by our memories. ~ John Green,
1363:Words are the weak support of cold indifference; love has no language to be heard. ~ William Congreve,
1364:You don’t know a language, you live it. You don’t learn a language, you get used to it. ~ Benny Lewis,
1365:A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing. ~ Alan Perlis,
1366:Algebra reverses the relative importance of the factors in ordinary language. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
1367:All language is a set of symbols whose use among its speakers assumes a share past ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
1368:Anyone interested in language ends up writing about the sociological issues around it. ~ David Crystal,
1369:A programming language is a tool that has profound influence on our thinking habits. ~ Edsger Dijkstra,
1370:Because without our language, we have lost ourselves. Who are we without our words? ~ Melina Marchetta,
1371:Consideration and Esteem surely follow command of Language as Admiration waits on Beauty ~ Jane Austen,
1372:English was such a strange language - expressive in so may way, but so bland in others. ~ Farahad Zama,
1373:Every American child should grow up knowing a second language, preferably English. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
1374:Fuck you.” “Tsk, tsk. Such language. Your readers are going to be mad.” “Fuck them, too. ~ Edward Lorn,
1375:I can't just tell the guys I want the ball, I have to do it with my body language. ~ LaMarcus Aldridge,
1376:If you want to talk about something new, you have to make up a new kind of language. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1377:I laughed, too, like a tourist at a pub in a country where I didn’t speak the language. ~ Neal Pollack,
1378:Knowing that language has done so much, we want to believe that it can do everything. ~ Denis Donoghue,
1379:Language is a spiritual mansion in which you live and nobody has the right to evict you. ~ Saul Bellow,
1380:Language is a weapon of politicians, but language is a weapon in much of human affairs. ~ Noam Chomsky,
1381:Language. The process of sharing with words seemed such a futile exercise sometimes. ~ Guy Gavriel Kay,
1382:One's identity derives not from one's nation or blood but from the language one uses. ~ Minae Mizumura,
1383:Poetry begins where language starts: in the shadows and accidents of one person’s life. ~ Eavan Boland,
1384:So many things in language can never be known or settled or explained, except by custom. ~ Mary Norris,
1385:So mathematical truth prefers simple words since the language of truth is itself simple. ~ Tycho Brahe,
1386:Sometimes I wonder, if somebody taught her sign language, maybe she’d still be alive. ~ Rebecca Skloot,
1387:Spirituality has a language of it's own and some people haven't learned to speak it. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1388:Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground. ~ Diane Wakoski,
1389:The most important words in the English language are not 'I love you' but 'it's benign.' ~ Woody Allen,
1390:The real problem in speech is not precise language. The problem is clear language. ~ Richard P Feynman,
1391:There's a reason prophets perform miracles; language lacks the power to describe faith. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
1392:The United States is enriched by many cultures, and united by a single common language. ~ S I Hayakawa,
1393:We should constantly use the most common, little, easy words which our language affords. ~ John Wesley,
1394:Why would you have a language that is not theoretically exciting? Because it's very useful. ~ Rob Pike,
1395:You can’t see why anyone wouldn’t want to wallow in the sheer beauty of language. ~ Peter Watts,
1396:Action is the language of the body and should harmonize with the spirit within. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1397:A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing. ~ Alan Perlis,
1398:As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise. ~ George Will,
1399:Colleges and books only copy the language which the field and the work-yard made. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1400:Elegance of language must give way before simplicity in preaching sound doctrine. ~ Girolamo Savonarola,
1401:Every drop of human blood contains a history book written in the language of our genes. ~ Spencer Wells,
1402:Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1403:How can you understand the language of music, if you will not be an instrument?”—Zarost ~ Greg Hamerton,
1404:I am always translating, he thinks: if not language to language, then person to person. ~ Hilary Mantel,
1405:I am Irish by race but the English have condemned me to talk the language of Shakespeare. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1406:I co-founded Duolingo with the mission of bringing free language education to the world. ~ Luis von Ahn,
1407:If you do not know his language, you will never understand a foreigner's silence. ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec,
1408:If you think of music as a universal language, it still has some very powerful dialects. ~ Jerry Garcia,
1409:It is a notably obscene crime of our language that educate is not an intransitive verb. ~ Benjamin Hale,
1410:it was easier to make a million dollars than to put a phrase into the English language. ~ Dale Carnegie,
1411:Literacy, written language is a very late acquisition in terms of human evolution. ~ Jean Berko Gleason,
1412:Lupe’s language is just a little different,” Juan Diego was saying. “I can understand it. ~ John Irving,
1413:Making a movie is universal. Directing a movie is universal; it's a universal language. ~ Morten Tyldum,
1414:My feeling is, music is a more eloquent international language than Coca-Cola or McDonalds. ~ Paul Horn,
1415:Our language for describing emotions is very crude... that's what music is for, I guess. ~ Ben Goertzel,
1416:Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies. ~ Theodor Adorno,
1417:She was so sick of all the Latin. The Latin was creepy. It was a language of the dead. ~ Claire Legrand,
1418:The "covenant" language in the Bible is not cold, legal language, but relational language. ~ Mark Dever,
1419:The four most powerful words in the English language - please, thanks, sorry and why. ~ Wendy Alexander,
1420:The language doesn't mean anything anymore, folks. Truth doesn't mean anything anymore. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1421:The most beautiful words in the English language are not 'I love you', but 'It's benign'. ~ Woody Allen,
1422:Whoever lives in whichever state should learn the culture of thestate and its language. ~ Raj Thackeray,
1423:You must feel what you're singing, not just have a good presentation of the language. ~ Cecilia Bartoli,
1424:A language brings with it a mass of perceptions, clichés, judgements and inspirations. ~ Nicholas Ostler,
1425:All mystics speak the same language, for they come from the same country. ~ Louis Claude de Saint Martin,
1426:A man who has to forge his own tools, his own language, is a man who is going somewhere. ~ Samantha Hunt,
1427:A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant. ~ Alan Perlis,
1428:Art has this long history, predating even language, of expressing nonverbal information. ~ Betty Edwards,
1429:Art is a visual language, and Christians have a responsibility to learn that language. ~ Nancy R Pearcey,
1430:But “love” is the most empty and overused word in the English language after “brilliant. ~ H G Bissinger,
1431:Children must master the language of things before they master the language of words. ~ Friedrich Frobel,
1432:C++ is my favorite garbage collected language because it generates so little garbage ~ Bjarne Stroustrup,
1433:Creation speaketh an universal language, independently of human speech or human language, ~ Thomas Paine,
1434:Extending the language of film sometimes starts with just trying to show one true thing. ~ Samuel Fuller,
1435:For me music is totally freeing, and it's its' own language too. You follow it, in a way. ~ Jim Jarmusch,
1436:I don't use those terms [like Uncle Tom], and I would never speak in that kind of language. ~ Jill Stein,
1437:I do that in whatever language of the country I'm in, because the audience appreciate it. ~ Phil Collins,
1438:I got my dog back, in African-American language, your dog means your passion, your fire. ~ Deion Sanders,
1439:I hope to get my name out there more in the Spanish-language business side of the world. ~ Julie Gonzalo,
1440:I like you; your eyes are full of language."

[Letter to Anne Clarke, July 3, 1964.] ~ Anne Sexton,
1441:I'm a river widened by misery, and the potency of my language is more than human. ~ Terese Marie Mailhot,
1442:I'm not trying to stump anybody... it's the beauty of the language that I'm interested in. ~ Buddy Holly,
1443:I spoke in English because the language of the Frisian people is so close to our own. ~ Bernard Cornwell,
1444:It must be powerful language if you canna make oout what the heel it’s goin’ on aboot! ~ Terry Pratchett,
1445:I tried Google Translate with womanspeak as the language, but it came out as gibberish. ~ Lauren Blakely,
1446:Kyrie ! The radiance of the intellect. I ought to profess Greek, the language of the mind. ~ James Joyce,
1447:Language can't solve everything, of course, but it does carry our dreams and our ideas. ~ Gloria Steinem,
1448:Language, dear.” Mara corrected softly. “If you’re going to swear, make it worth your while. ~ Rhys Ford,
1449:language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1450:No' is the second shortest word in the English language, but one of the hardest to say. ~ Raymond Arroyo,
1451:Nothing seems more beautiful to me than language when it creats the impression of order. ~ John Burnside,
1452:Omens are the individual language in which God talks to you. My omens are not your omens. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1453:People acquiring a second language have the best chance for success through reading. ~ Stephen D Krashen,
1454:The best way to learn a language may be an episode of jail in a foreign country. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
1455:The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos. ~ Lydia M Child,
1456:The language of love may be universal, but it's not one of the options on an ATM machine. ~ Dov Davidoff,
1457:then this is a blow to the idea that recursion is what makes human language possible. ~ Daniel L Everett,
1458:The people believed that kotodama—the soul or spirit of language—resided in every word; ~ Jake Adelstein,
1459:There is nothing but quotations left for us. Our language is a system of quotations. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
1460:There’s more comedy in failure than in success, and it’s a much more universal language. ~ Lauren Graham,
1461:To break through language in order to touch life is to create or re-create the theater. ~ Antonin Artaud,
1462:War is what happens when language fails. —Margaret Atwood, Canadian novelist and activist ~ Nataly Kelly,
1463:when cynicism becomes the default language, playfulness and invention become impossible. ~ Caitlin Moran,
1464:Without a constant misuse of language there cannot be any discovery, any progress ~ Paul Karl Feyerabend,
1465:All her life she had been taught that the Language allowed its users to shape reality. ~ Genevieve Cogman,
1466:Because, in the final analysis, the language we speak constitutes who we are as people. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1467:can you be a daughter.
if you have no
mother language.”
— african american iii ~ Nayyirah Waheed,
1468:For better or for worse, music is the language of memory. It is also the language of love. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1469:Greek is doubtless the most perfect [language] that has been contrived by the art of man. ~ Edward Gibbon,
1470:had learned recently that often, love was all about learning to speak a person's language. ~ Mia Sheridan,
1471:I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes. ~ Thomas Paine,
1472:if culture was a house, then language was the key to the front door, to all the rooms inside. ~ Anonymous,
1473:If you think of music as a language, the space part is where you throw out all the syntax. ~ Jerry Garcia,
1474:Instead, she tries to speak to the monster inside me with a language I don't understand. Love ~ V F Mason,
1475:Language gets very confusing as it approaches this place where outside and inside touch. ~ Alison Bechdel,
1476:Language is mankind’s greatest invention – except, of course, that it was never invented. ~ Guy Deutscher,
1477:Lately, I feel like my life is a book written in a language I don't know how to read. ~ Brandon Sanderson,
1478:Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love ~ Rumi,
1479:Music is all about transporting people, speaking a language which languages fail to express. ~ A R Rahman,
1480:Oftentimes, I feel that man invented language solely to satisfy his deep need to complain. ~ Dale E Basye,
1481:She demanded to know if anyone ever tried to teach her sister sign language. No one had. ~ Rebecca Skloot,
1482:The English language is so elastic that you can find another word to say the same thing. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1483:The language I have learn'd these forty years, My native English, now I must forgo; ~ William Shakespeare,
1484:The language with which I make my poems has nothing to do with one spoken here, or anywhere. ~ Paul Celan,
1485:The only universal language I know of that wraps up joy and gratitude and love is laughter. ~ Brene Brown,
1486:The pauses are a precise language, more a language than actual language is, Elisabeth thinks. ~ Ali Smith,
1487:The power of language, it seems to me, is the only kind of power a writer is entitled to. ~ Cynthia Ozick,
1488:There is nothing but quotations left for us. Our language is a system of quotations. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
1489:There is nothing more substantial to place against the cruelty of the world than language. ~ Colum McCann,
1490:The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs. ~ Arthur Edward Waite,
1491:The wild woman is fluent in the language of dreams, images, passion, and poetry. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes,
1492:The word happiness exists in every language; it is plausible the thing itself exists. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
1493:To lose your own language was like forgetting your mother, and as sad, in a way. ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
1494:We must learn to speak the language women speak when there is no one there to correct us. ~ Helene Cixous,
1495:We must learn to speak the language women speak when there is no one there to correct us. ~ H l ne Cixous,
1496:You’re a dead language, you know that? No one is like you, and you are like no one.” It’s ~ Tarryn Fisher,
1497:And once he had got really drunk on wine,
Then he would speak no language but Latin. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
1498:C++ is a language strongly optimized for liars and people who go by guesswork and ignorance. ~ Erik Naggum,
1499:Custom is the most certain mistress of language, as the public stamp makes the current money. ~ Ben Jonson,
1500:Dont speak of tomorrow.Let the music speak to us tonight,in a happier language than ours. ~ Wilkie Collins,

IN CHAPTERS [300/1844]

  998 Poetry
  334 Integral Yoga
   94 Occultism
   63 Philosophy
   47 Christianity
   45 Fiction
   41 Psychology
   30 Yoga
   19 Zen
   11 Buddhism
   9 Mysticism
   9 Hinduism
   9 Education
   7 Islam
   6 Mythology
   5 Sufism
   5 Science
   4 Cybernetics
   4 Baha i Faith
   3 Integral Theory
   2 Theosophy
   2 Philsophy
   1 Thelema
   1 Alchemy

  190 Sri Aurobindo
  175 The Mother
  122 Satprem
   81 Omar Khayyam
   77 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   70 Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia
   58 Jalaluddin Rumi
   44 Aleister Crowley
   38 Lalla
   38 H P Lovecraft
   36 Carl Jung
   35 Walt Whitman
   31 Kabir
   29 Hakim Sanai
   27 Kobayashi Issa
   24 Farid ud-Din Attar
   23 William Wordsworth
   23 Abu-Said Abil-Kheir
   21 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   21 Rabindranath Tagore
   21 Bulleh Shah
   20 Ramprasad
   19 James George Frazer
   17 A B Purani
   16 Solomon ibn Gabirol
   15 Dogen
   14 Saint Hildegard von Bingen
   14 Jorge Luis Borges
   14 Baba Sheikh Farid
   14 Aldous Huxley
   13 Thomas Merton
   13 Ikkyu
   13 Hafiz
   12 Yosa Buson
   12 Swami Vivekananda
   12 Swami Krishnananda
   12 Sarmad
   12 Muso Soseki
   12 Fukuda Chiyo-ni
   11 Symeon the New Theologian
   11 Saint John of the Cross
   11 Mansur al-Hallaj
   10 William Blake
   10 Saint Francis of Assisi
   10 Plotinus
   10 Plato
   10 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   10 Jacopone da Todi
   10 Friedrich Nietzsche
   9 Wang Wei
   9 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   9 Mechthild of Magdeburg
   9 Khwaja Abdullah Ansari
   8 Yuan Mei
   8 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   8 Sri Ramakrishna
   8 Saadi
   8 Rabbi Abraham Abulafia
   8 Ibn Arabi
   7 Tao Chien
   7 Shiwu (Stonehouse)
   7 Saint Teresa of Avila
   7 Saint Clare of Assisi
   7 Rudolf Steiner
   7 Muhammad
   7 Jetsun Milarepa
   7 George Van Vrekhem
   7 Basava
   7 Aristotle
   7 Alfred Tennyson
   6 Sun Buer
   6 Robert Browning
   6 Namdev
   6 Lu Tung Pin
   6 Jordan Peterson
   6 John Keats
   6 Jayadeva
   6 Edgar Allan Poe
   6 Allama Muhammad Iqbal
   5 Vidyapati
   5 Jakushitsu
   5 Ibn Ata Illah
   5 Hakuin
   5 Guru Nanak
   5 Friedrich Schiller
   5 Boethius
   4 Wumen Huikai
   4 Norbert Wiener
   4 Dante Alighieri
   4 Bokar Rinpoche
   4 Baha u llah
   4 Al-Ghazali
   3 Vyasa
   3 Shih-te
   3 Saint Therese of Lisieux
   3 Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
   3 Po Chu-i
   3 Ovid
   3 Nachmanides
   3 Moses de Leon
   3 Michael Maier
   3 Masahide
   3 Joseph Campbell
   3 Franz Bardon
   2 Yannai
   2 Yamei
   2 Theophan the Recluse
   2 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   2 Rainer Maria Rilke
   2 Paul Richard
   2 Patanjali
   2 Nukata
   2 Nirodbaran
   2 Kuan Han-Ching
   2 Ken Wilber
   2 Judah Halevi
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Jean Gebser
   2 Henry David Thoreau
   2 Eleazar ben Kallir
   2 Chiao Jan
   2 Anonymous

   46 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   38 Lovecraft - Poems
   27 Magick Without Tears
   26 The Life Divine
   23 Wordsworth - Poems
   22 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   19 The Golden Bough
   18 Liber ABA
   17 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   17 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   17 City of God
   16 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   15 Whitman - Poems
   15 Song of Myself
   15 Dogen - Poems
   14 The Perennial Philosophy
   13 Letters On Poetry And Art
   13 Essays On The Gita
   13 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   13 Agenda Vol 10
   13 Agenda Vol 08
   12 Vedic and Philological Studies
   12 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   12 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   12 Letters On Yoga II
   12 Labyrinths
   12 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   12 Agenda Vol 01
   10 Shelley - Poems
   10 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   10 Agenda Vol 12
   10 Agenda Vol 04
   10 Agenda Vol 02
   9 Words Of Long Ago
   9 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   9 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   9 On Education
   9 Agenda Vol 03
   8 The Secret Of The Veda
   8 The Divine Comedy
   8 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   8 Tagore - Poems
   8 Agenda Vol 09
   7 Twilight of the Idols
   7 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   7 The Bible
   7 Talks
   7 Quran
   7 Preparing for the Miraculous
   7 Poetics
   7 Milarepa - Poems
   7 Agenda Vol 11
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   6 Raja-Yoga
   6 Questions And Answers 1956
   6 Questions And Answers 1954
   6 Maps of Meaning
   6 Keats - Poems
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   6 Browning - Poems
   6 Agenda Vol 05
   5 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   5 Schiller - Poems
   5 Questions And Answers 1955
   5 Poe - Poems
   5 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   5 Letters On Yoga IV
   5 Letters On Yoga I
   5 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   4 The Future of Man
   4 The Alchemy of Happiness
   4 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   4 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   4 Jerusalum
   4 Isha Upanishad
   4 Huikai - Poems
   4 Cybernetics
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   4 Bhakti-Yoga
   4 Aion
   4 Agenda Vol 13
   4 Agenda Vol 07
   4 Agenda Vol 06
   3 Vishnu Purana
   3 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   3 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   3 The Phenomenon of Man
   3 The Human Cycle
   3 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   3 The Book of Certitude
   3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   3 Prayers And Meditations
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   3 On the Way to Supermanhood
   3 Metamorphoses
   3 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   2 Words Of The Mother III
   2 Walden
   2 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   2 The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
   2 The Problems of Philosophy
   2 Theosophy
   2 The Integral Yoga
   2 The Ever-Present Origin
   2 Symposium
   2 Some Answers From The Mother
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 Selected Fictions
   2 Savitri
   2 Rilke - Poems
   2 Record of Yoga
   2 Questions And Answers 1953
   2 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   2 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
   2 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   2 Essays Divine And Human
   2 Emerson - Poems
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   2 Borges - Poems
   2 Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2E

00.03 - Upanishadic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Now, before any explanation is attempted it is important to bear in mind that the Upanishads speak of things experiencednot merely thought, reasoned or argued and that these experiences belong to a world and consciousness other than that of the mind and the senses. One should naturally expect here a different Language and mode of expression than that which is appropriate to mental and physical things. For example, the world of dreams was once supposed to be a sheer chaos, a mass of meaningless confusion; but now it is held to be quite otherwise. Psychological scientists have discovered a methodeven a very well-defined and strict methodin the madness of that domain. It is an ordered, organised, significant world; but its terminology has to be understood, its code deciphered. It is not a jargon, but a foreign Language that must be learnt and mastered.
   In the same way, the world of spiritual experiences is also something methodical, well-organized, significant. It may not be and is not the rational world of the mind and the sense; but it need not, for that reason, be devoid of meaning, mere fancifulness or a child's imagination running riot. Here also the right key has to be found, the grammar and vocabulary of that Language mastered. And as the best way to have complete mastery of a Language is to live among the people who speak it, so, in the matter of spiritual Language, the best and the only way to learn it is to go and live in its native country.
   Now, as regards the interpretation of the story cited, should not a suspicion arise naturally at the very outset that the dog of the story is not a dog but represents something else? First, a significant epithet is given to itwhite; secondly, although it asks for food, it says that Om is its food and Om is its drink. In the Vedas we have some references to dogs. Yama has twin dogs that "guard the path and have powerful vision." They are his messengers, "they move widely and delight in power and possess the vast strength." The Vedic Rishis pray to them for Power and Bliss and for the vision of the Sun1. There is also the Hound of Heaven, Sarama, who comes down and discovers the luminous cows stolen and hidden by the Panis in their dark caves; she is the path-finder for Indra, the deliverer.

0.00a - Introduction, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  When planning to visit a foreign country, the wise traveler will first familiarize himself with its Language. In studying music, chemistry or calculus, a specific terminology is essential to the understanding of each subject. So a new set of symbols is necessary when undertaking a study of the Universe, whether within or without. The Qabalah provides such a set in unexcelled fashion.
  But the Qabalah is more. It also lays the foundation on which rests another archaic science- Magic. Not to be confused with the conjurer's sleight-of-hand, Magic has been defined by Aleister Crowley as "the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will." Dion Fortune qualifies this nicely with an added clause, "changes in consciousness."

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   A beautiful expression of the Vaishnava worship of God through love is to be found in the Vrindavan episode of the Bhagavata. The gopis, or milk-maids, of Vrindavan regarded the six-year-old Krishna as their Beloved. They sought no personal gain or happiness from this love. They surrendered to Krishna their bodies, minds, and souls. Of all the gopis, Radhika, or Radha, because of her intense love for Him, was the closest to Krishna. She manifested mahabhava and was united with her Beloved. This union represents, through sensuous Language, a supersensuous experience.
   Sri Chaitanya, also known as Gauranga, Gora, or Nimai, born in Bengal in 1485 and regarded as an Incarnation of God, is a great prophet of the Vaishnava religion. Chaitanya declared the chanting of God's name to be the most efficacious spiritual discipline for the Kaliyuga.
   Pratap Chandra Mazumdar, the right-hand man of Keshab and an accomplished Brahmo preacher in Europe and America, bitterly criticized Sri Ramakrishna's use of uncultured Language and also his austere attitude toward his wife. But he could not escape the spell of the Master's personality. In the course of an article about Sri Ramakrishna, Pratap wrote in the "Theistic Quarterly Review": "What is there in common between him and me? I, a Europeanized, civilized, self-centred, semi-sceptical, so-called educated reasoner, and he, a poor, illiterate, unpolished, half-idolatrous, friendless Hindu devotee? Why should I sit long hours to attend to him, I, who have listened to Disraeli and Fawcett, Stanley and Max Muller, and a whole host of European scholars and divines? . . . And it is not I only, but dozens like me, who do the same. . . . He worships Siva, he worships Kali, he worships Rama, he worships Krishna, and is a confirmed advocate of Vedantic doctrines. . . . He is an idolater, yet is a faithful and most devoted meditator on the perfections of the One Formless, Absolute, Infinite Deity. . . . His religion is ecstasy, his worship means transcendental insight, his whole nature burns day and night with a permanent fire and fever of a strange faith and feeling. . . . So long as he is spared to us, gladly shall we sit at his feet to learn from him the sublime precepts of purity, unworldliness, spirituality, and inebriation in the love of God. . . . He, by his childlike bhakti, by his strong conceptions of an ever-ready Motherhood, helped to unfold it [God as our Mother] in our minds wonderfully. . . . By associating with him we learnt to realize better the divine attributes as scattered over the three hundred and thirty millions of deities of mythological India, the gods of the Puranas."
   The Brahmo leaders received much inspiration from their contact with Sri Ramakrishna. It broadened their religious views and kindled in their hearts the yearning for God-realization; it made them understand and appreciate the rituals and symbols of Hindu religion, convinced them of the manifestation of God in diverse forms, and deepened their thoughts about the harmony of religions. The Master, too, was impressed by the sincerity of many of the Brahmo devotees. He told them about his own realizations and explained to them the essence of his teachings, such as the necessity of renunciation, sincerity in the pursuit of one's own course of discipline, faith in God, the performance of one's duties without thought of results, and discrimination between the Real and the unreal.

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
     true as is possible to human Language.
     The verse from Tennyson is inserted partly because
     Language'. I said that I could not have done so
    because I did not know it. He went to the book-
     Language: they are right.
     Language was made for men to eat and drink, make
     love, do barter, die. The wealth of a Language con-
     sists in its Abstracts; the poorest tongues have
    as far as possible to realise, the Language of Beyond
    the Abyss, the student will succeed in bringing his
     The Master (in technical Language, the Magus) does
    not concern himself with facts; he does not care whether
     Paragraph 4 explains in slightly different Language
    what we have said above, and the scriptural image of

0.00 - THE GOSPEL PREFACE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  I have made a literal translation, omitting only a few pages of no particular interest to English-speaking readers. Often literary grace has been sacrificed for the sake of literal translation. No translation can do full justice to the original. This difficulty is all the more felt in the present work, whose contents are of a deep mystical nature and describe the inner experiences of a great seer. Human Language is an altogether inadequate vehicle to express supersensuous perception. Sri Ramakrishna was almost illiterate. He never clothed his thoughts in formal Language. His words sought to convey his direct realization of Truth. His conversation was in a village patois. Therein lies its charm. In order to explain to his listeners an abstruse philosophy, he, like Christ before him, used with telling effect homely parables and illustrations, culled from his observation of the daily life around him.
  The reader will find mentioned in this work many visions and experiences that fall outside the ken of physical science and even psychology. With the development of modern knowledge the border line between the natural and the supernatural is ever shifting its position. Genuine mystical experiences are not as suspect now as they were half a century ago. The words of Sri Ramakrishna have already exerted a tremendous influence in the land of his birth. Savants of Europe have found in his words the ring of universal truth.
  The two pamphlets in English entitled the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna appeared in October and November 1897. They drew the spontaneous acclamation of Swami Vivekananda, who wrote on 24th November of that year from Dehra Dun to M.:"Many many thanks for your second leaflet. It is indeed wonderful. The move is quite original, and never was the life of a Great Teacher brought before the public untarnished by the writer's mind, as you are doing. The Language also is beyond all praise, so fresh, so pointed, and withal so plain and easy. I cannot express in adequate terms how I have enjoyed them. I am really in a transport when I read them. Strange, isn't it? Our Teacher and Lord was so original, and each one of us will have to be original or nothing.
  I now understand why none of us attempted His life before. It has been reserved for you, this great work. He is with you evidently." ( Vednta Kesari Vol. XIX P. 141. Also given in the first edition of the Gospel published from Ramakrishna Math, Madras in 1911.)

0.01 - I - Sri Aurobindos personality, his outer retirement - outside contacts after 1910 - spiritual personalities- Vibhutis and Avatars - transformtion of human personality, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   The question which Arjuna asks Sri Krishna in the Gita (second chapter) occurs pertinently to many about all spiritual personalities: "What is the Language of one whose understanding is poised? How does he speak, how sit, how walk?" Men want to know the outer signs of the inner attainment, the way in which a spiritual person differs outwardly from other men. But all the tests which the Gita enumerates are inner and therefore invisible to the outer view. It is true also that the inner or the spiritual is the essential and the outer derives its value and form from the inner. But the transformation about which Sri Aurobindo writes in his books has to take place in nature, because according to him the divine Reality has to manifest itself in nature. So, all the parts of nature including the physical and the external are to be transformed. In his own case the very physical became the transparent mould of the Spirit as a result of his intense Sadhana. This is borne out by the impression created on the minds of sensitive outsiders like Sj. K. M. Munshi who was deeply impressed by his radiating presence when he met him after nearly forty years.
   The Evening Talks collected here may afford to the outside world a glimpse of his external personality and give the seeker some idea of its richness, its many-sidedness, its uniqueness. One can also form some notion of Sri Aurobindo's personality from the books in which the height, the universal sweep and clear vision of his integral ideal and thought can be seen. His writings are, in a sense, the best representative of his mental personality. The versatile nature of his genius, the penetrating power of his intellect, his extraordinary power of expression, his intense sincerity, his utter singleness of purpose all these can be easily felt by any earnest student of his works. He may discover even in the realm of mind that Sri Aurobindo brings the unlimited into the limited. Another side of his dynamic personality is represented by the Ashram as an institution. But the outer, if one may use the phrase, the human side of his personality, is unknown to the outside world because from 1910 to 1950 a span of forty years he led a life of outer retirement. No doubt, many knew about his staying at Pondicherry and practising some kind of very special Yoga to the mystery of which they had no access. To some, perhaps, he was living a life of enviable solitude enjoying the luxury of a spiritual endeavour. Many regretted his retirement as a great loss to the world because they could not see any external activity on his part which could be regarded as 'public', 'altruistic' or 'beneficial'. Even some of his admirers thought that he was after some kind of personal salvation which would have very little significance for mankind in general. His outward non-participation in public life was construed by many as lack of love for humanity.

0.02 - The Three Steps of Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The progressive self-manifestation of Nature in man, termed in modern Language his evolution, must necessarily depend upon three successive elements. There is that which is already evolved; there is that which, still imperfect, still partly fluid, is persistently in the stage of conscious evolution; and there is that which is to be evolved and may perhaps be already
  The Conditions of the Synthesis
  Matter, which, however the too ethereally spiritual may despise it, is our foundation and the first condition of all our energies and realisations, and the Life-Energy which is our means of existence in a material body and the basis there even of our mental and spiritual activities. She has successfully achieved a certain stability of her constant material movement which is at once sufficiently steady and durable and sufficiently pliable and mutable to provide a fit dwelling-place and instrument for the progressively manifesting god in humanity. This is what is meant by the fable in the Aitareya Upanishad which tells us that the gods rejected the animal forms successively offered to them by the Divine Self and only when man was produced, cried out, "This indeed is perfectly made," and consented to enter in. She has effected also a working compromise between the inertia of matter and the active Life that lives in and feeds on it, by which not only is vital existence sustained, but the fullest developments of mentality are rendered possible. This equilibrium constitutes the basic status of Nature in man and is termed in the Language of Yoga his gross body composed
  The Three Steps of Nature
  Mind is not the last term of evolution, not an ultimate aim, but, like body, an instrument. It is even so termed in the Language of
  The Conditions of the Synthesis
  But what then constitutes this higher or highest existence to which our evolution is tending? In order to answer the question we have to deal with a class of supreme experiences, a class of unusual conceptions which it is difficult to represent accurately in any other Language than the ancient Sanskrit tongue in which alone they have been to some extent systematised.
  The only approximate terms in the English Language have other associations and their use may lead to many and even serious inaccuracies. The terminology of Yoga recognises besides the status of our physical and vital being, termed the gross body and doubly composed of the food sheath and the vital vehicle, besides the status of our mental being, termed the subtle body and singly composed of the mind sheath or mental vehicle,5 a third, supreme and divine status of supra-mental being, termed the causal body and composed of a fourth and a fifth vehicle6 which are described as those of knowledge and bliss. But this knowledge is not a systematised result of mental questionings and reasonings, not a temporary arrangement of conclusions and opinions in the terms of the highest probability, but rather a pure self-existent and self-luminous Truth. And this bliss is not a supreme pleasure of the heart and sensations with the experience of pain and sorrow as its background, but a delight also selfexistent and independent of objects and particular experiences, a self-delight which is the very nature, the very stuff, as it were, of a transcendent and infinite existence.

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  To learn a Language one must read, read, read - and talk as
  much as one can.

0.04 - The Systems of Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In practice three conceptions are necessary before there can be any possibility of Yoga; there must be, as it were, three consenting parties to the effort, - God, Nature and the human soul or, in more abstract Language, the Transcendental, the Universal
  The Conditions of the Synthesis

0.06 - INTRODUCTION, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  To judge by his Language alone, one might suppose at times that he is speaking of
  mathematical, rather than of spiritual operations.

0.08 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  simplest Language, almost the spoken Language. To get help from
  them, it is enough to read with attention and concentration and
  the expression is highly intellectual and the Language far more
  literary and philosophic. The brain needs a preparation to really

01.02 - Sri Aurobindo - Ahana and Other Poems, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   To humanise the Divine, that is what we all wish to do; for the Divine is too lofty for us and we cannot look full into his face. We cry and supplicate to Rudra, "O dire Lord, show us that other form of thine that is benign and humane". All earthly imageries we lavish upon the Divine so that he may appear to us not as something far and distant and foreign, but, quite near, among us, as one of us. We take recourse to human symbolism often, because we wish to palliate or hide the rigours of a supreme experience, not because we have no adequate terms for it. The same human or earthly terms could be used differently if we had a different consciousness. Thus the Vedic Rishis sought not to humanise the Divine, their purpose was rather to divinise the human. And their allegorical Language, although rich in terrestrial figures, does not carry the impress and atmosphere of mere humanity and earthliness. For in reality the symbol is not merely the symbol. It is mere symbol in regard to the truth so long as we take our stand on the lower plane when we have to look at the truth through the symbol; but if we view it from the higher plane, from truth itself, it is no longer mere symbol but the very truth bodied forth. Whatever there is of symbolism on earth and its beauties, in sense and its enjoyments, is then transfigured into the expression of the truth, of the divinity itself. We then no longer speak in human Language but in the Language of the gods.
   We have been speaking of philosophy and the philosophic manner. But what are the exact implications of the words, let us ask again. They mean nothing more and nothing lessthan the force of thought and the mass of thought content. After all, that seems to be almost the whole difference between the past and the present human consciousness in so far at least as it has found expression in poetry. That element, we wish to point out, is precisely what the old-world poets lacked or did not care to possess or express or stress. A poet meant above all, if not all in all, emotion, passion, sensuousness, sensibility, nervous enthusiasm and imagination and fancy: remember the classic definition given by Shakespeare of the poet

01.03 - Mystic Poetry, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   When the Spirit speaks its own Language in its own name, we have spiritual poetry. If, however, the Spirit speaksfrom choice or necessity-an alien Language and manner, e.g., that of a profane consciousness, or of the consciousness of another domain, idealistic or philosophical or even occult, puts on or imitates spirit's Language and manner, we have what we propose to call mystic poetry proper. When Samain sings of the body of the dancer:
   Et Pannyre deviant fleur, flamme, papillon! ...
   This is spiritual matter and spiritual manner that can never be improved upon. This is spiritual poetry in its quintessence. I am referring naturally here to the original and not to the translation which can never do full justice, even at its very best, to the poetic value in question. For apart from the individual genius of the poet, the greatness of the Language, the instrument used by the poet, is also involved. It may well be what is comparatively easy and natural in the Language of the gods (devabhasha) would mean a tour de force, if not altogether an impossibility, in a human Language. The Sanskrit Language was moulded and fashioned in the hands of the Rishis, that is to say, those who lived and moved and had their being in the spiritual consciousness. The Hebrew or even the Zend does not seem to have reached that peak, that absoluteness of the spiritual tone which seems inherent in the Indian tongue, although those too breathed and grew in a spiritual atmosphere. The later Languages, however, Greek or Latin or their modern descendants, have gone still farther from the source, they are much nearer to the earth and are suffused with the smell and effluvia of this vale of tears.
   Among the ancients, strictly speaking, the later classical Lucretius was a remarkable phenomenon. By nature he was a poet, but his mental interest lay in metaphysical speculation, in philosophy, and unpoetical business. He turned away from arms and heroes, wrath and love and, like Seneca and Aurelius, gave himself up to moralising and philosophising, delving 'into the mystery, the why and the how and the whither of it all. He chose a dangerous subject for his poetic inspiration and yet it cannot be said that his attempt was a failure. Lucretius was not a religious or spiritual poet; he was rather Marxian,atheistic, materialistic. The dialectical materialism of today could find in him a lot of nourishment and support. But whatever the content, the manner has made a whole difference. There was an idealism, a clarity of vision and an intensity of perception, which however scientific apparently, gave his creation a note, an accent, an atmosphere high, tense, aloof, ascetic, at times bordering on the supra-sensual. It was a high light, a force of consciousness that at its highest pitch had the ring and vibration of something almost spiritual. For the basic principle of Lucretius' inspiration is a large thought-force, a tense perception, a taut nervous reactionit is not, of course, the identity in being with the inner realities which is the hallmark of a spiritual consciousness, yet it is something on the way towards that.

01.07 - Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Pascal's faith had not the calm, tranquil, serene, luminous and happy self-possession of an Indian Rishi. It was ardent and impatient, fiery and vehement. It had to be so perhaps, since it was to stand against his steely brain (and a gloomy vital or life force) as a counterpoise, even as an antidote. This tension and schism brought about, at least contri buted to his neuras thenia and physical infirmity. But whatever the effect upon his inner consciousness and spiritual achievement, his power of expression, his literary style acquired by that a special quality which is his great gift to the French Language. If one speaks of Pascal, one has to speak of his Language also; for he was one of the great masters who created the French prose. His prose was a wonderful blend of clarity, precision, serried logic and warmth, colour, life, movement, plasticity.
   A translation cannot give any idea of the Pascalian style; but an inner echo of the same can perhaps be caught from the thought movement of these characteristic sayings of his with which we conclude:

01.08 - Walter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The characteristic then of the path is a one-pointed concentration. Great stress is laid upon "oneliness", "onedness":that is to say, a perfect and complete withdrawal from the outside and the world; an unmixed solitude is required for the true experience and realisation to come. "A full forsaking in will of the soul for the love of Him, and a living of the heart to Him. This asks He, for this gave He." The rigorous exclusion, the uncompromising asceticism, the voluntary self-torture, the cruel dark night and the arid desert are necessary conditions that lead to the "onlyness of soul", what another prophet (Isaiah, XXIV, 16) describes as "My privity to me". In that secreted solitude, the "onlistead"the graphic Language of the author calls itis found "that dignity and that ghostly fairness which a soul had by kind and shall have by grace." The utter beauty of the soul and its absolute love for her deity within her (which has the fair name of Jhesu), the exclusive concentration of the whole of the being upon one point, the divine core, the manifest Grace of God, justifies the annihilation of the world and life's manifold existence. Indeed, the image of the Beloved is always within, from the beginning to the end. It is that that keeps one up in the terrible struggle with one's nature and the world. The image depends upon the consciousness which we have at the moment, that is to say, upon the stage or the degree we have ascended to. At the outset, when we can only look through the senses, when the flesh is our master, we give the image a crude form and character; but even that helps. Gradually, as we rise, with the clearing of our nature, the image too slowly regains its original and true shape. Finally, in the inmost soul we find Jesus as he truly is: "an unchangeable being, a sovereign might, a sovereign soothfastness, sovereign goodness, a blessed life and endless bliss." Does not the Gita too say: "As one approaches Me, so do I appear to him."Ye yath mm prapadyante.
   Indeed, it would be interesting to compare and contrast the Eastern and Western approach to Divine Love, the Christian and the Vaishnava, for example. Indian spirituality, whatever its outer form or credal formulation, has always a background of utter unity. This unity, again, is threefold or triune and is expressed in those great Upanishadic phrases,mahvkyas,(1) the transcendental unity: the One alone exists, there is nothing else than theOneekamevdvityam; (2) the cosmic unity: all existence is one, whatever exists is that One, thereare no separate existences:sarvam khalvidam brahma neha nnsti kincaa; (3) That One is I, you too are that One:so' ham, tattvamasi; this may be called the individual unity. As I have said, all spiritual experiences in India, of whatever school or line, take for granted or are fundamentally based upon this sense of absolute unity or identity. Schools of dualism or pluralism, who do not apparently admit in their tenets this extreme monism, are still permeated in many ways with that sense and in some form or other take cognizance of the truth of it. The Christian doctrine too says indeed, 'I and my Father in Heaven are one', but this is not identity, but union; besides, the human soul is not admitted into this identity, nor the world soul. The world, we have seen, according to the Christian discipline has to be altogether abandoned, negatived, as we go inward and upward towards our spiritual status reflecting the divine image in the divine company. It is a complete rejection, a cutting off and casting away of world and life. One extreme Vedantic path seems to follow a similar line, but there it is not really rejection, but a resolution, not the rejection of what is totally foreign and extraneous, but a resolution of the external into its inner and inmost substance, of the effect into its original cause. Brahman is in the world, Brahman is the world: the world has unrolled itself out of the Brahmansi, pravttiit has to be rolled back into its, cause and substance if it is to regain its pure nature (that is the process of nivitti). Likewise, the individual being in the world, "I", is the transcendent being itself and when it withdraws, it withdraws itself and the whole world with it and merges into the Absolute. Even the Maya of the Mayavadin, although it is viewed as something not inherent in Brahman but superimposed upon Brahman, still, has been accepted as a peculiar power of Brahman itself. The Christian doctrine keeps the individual being separate practically, as an associate or at the most as an image of God. The love for one's neighbour, charity, which the Christian discipline enjoins is one's love for one's kind, because of affinity of nature and quality: it does not dissolve the two into an integral unity and absolute identity, where we love because we are one, because we are the One. The highest culmination of love, the very basis of love, according to the Indian conception, is a transcendence of love, love trans-muted into Bliss. The Upanishad says, where one has become the utter unity, who loves whom? To explain further our point, we take two examples referred to in the book we are considering. The true Christian, it is said, loves the sinner too, he is permitted to dislike sin, for he has to reject it, but he must separate from sin the sinner and love him. Why? Because the sinner too can change and become his brother in spirit, one loves the sinner because there is the possibility of his changing and becoming a true Christian. It is why the orthodox Christian, even such an enlightened and holy person as this mediaeval Canon, considers the non-Christian, the non-baptised as impure and potentially and fundamentally sinners. That is also why the Church, the physical organisation, is worshipped as Christ's very body and outside the Church lies the pagan world which has neither religion nor true spirituality nor salvation. Of course, all this may be symbolic and it is symbolic in a sense. If Christianity is taken to mean true spirituality, and the Church is equated with the collective embodiment of that spirituality, all that is claimed on their behalf stands justified. But that is an ideal, a hypothetical standpoint and can hardly be borne out by facts. However, to come back to our subject, let us ow take the second example. Of Christ himself, it is said, he not only did not dislike or had any aversion for Judas, but that he positively loved the traitor with a true and sincere love. He knew that the man would betray him and even when he was betraying and had betrayed, the Son of Man continued to love him. It was no make-believe or sham or pretence. It was genuine, as genuine as anything can be. Now, why did he love his enemy? Because, it is said, the enemy is suffered by God to do the misdeed: he has been allowed to test the faith of the faithful, he too has his utility, he too is God's servant. And who knows even a Judas would not change in the end? Many who come to scoff do remain to pray. But it can be asked, 'Does God love Satan too in the same way?' The Indian conception which is basically Vedantic is different. There is only one reality, one truth which is viewed differently. Whether a thing is considered good or evil or neutral, essentially and truly, it is that One and nothing else. God's own self is everywhere and the sage makes no difference between the Brahmin and the cow and the elephant. It is his own self he finds in every person and every objectsarvabhtsthitam yo mm bhajati ekatvamsthitah"he has taken his stand upon oneness and loves Me in all beings."2

01.12 - Goethe, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The year 1949 has just celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great force of light that was Goethe. We too remember him on the occasion, and will try to present in a few words, as we see it, the fundamental experience, the major Intuition that stirred this human soul, the lesson he brought to mankind. Goe the was a great poet. He showed how a Language, perhaps least poetical by nature, can be moulded to embody the great beauty of great poetry. He made the German Language sing, even as the sun's ray made the stone of Memnon sing when falling upon it. Goe the was a man of consummate culture. Truly and almost literally it could be said of him that nothing human he considered foreign to his inquiring mind. And Goe the was a man of great wisdom. His observation and judgment on thingsno matter to whatever realm they belonghave an arresting appropriateness, a happy and revealing insight. But above all, he was an aspiring soulaspiring to know and be in touch with the hidden Divinity in man and the world.
   Goe the and the Problem of Evil

0 1954-08-25 - what is this personality? and when will she come?, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I met a man (I was perhaps 20 or 21 at the time), an Indian who had come to Europe and who told me of the Gita. There was a French translation of it (a rather poor one, I must say) which he advised me to read, and then he gave me the key (HIS key, it was his key). He said, Read the Gita (this translation of the Gita which really wasnt worth much but it was the only one available at the timein those days I wouldnt have understood anything in other Languages; and besides, the English translations were just as bad and well, Sri Aurobindo hadnt done his yet!). He said, Read the Gita knowing that Krishna is the symbol of the immanent God, the God within. That was all. Read it with THAT knowledgewith the knowledge that Krishna represents the immanent God, the God within you. Well, within a month, the whole thing was done!
   So some of you people have been here since the time you were toddlerseverything has been explained to you, the whole thing has been served to you on a silver platter (not only with words, but through psychic aid and in every possible way), you have been put on the path of this inner discovery and then you just go on drifting along: When it comes, it will come.If you even spare it that much thought!

0 1958-11-04 - Myths are True and Gods exist - mental formation and occult faculties - exteriorization - work in dreams, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   All these zones, these planes of reality, received different names and were classified in different ways according to the occult schools, according to the different traditions, but there is an essential similarity, and if we go back far enough into the various traditions, hardly anything but words differ, depending upon the country and the Language. The descriptions are quite similar. Moreover, those who climb back up the ladderor in other words, a human being who, through his occult knowledge, goes out of one of his bodies (they are called sheaths in English) and enters into a more subtle bodyin order to ACT in a more subtle body and so forth, twelve times (you make each body come out from a more material body, leaving the more material body in its corresponding zone, and then go off through successive exteriorizations), what they have seen, what they have discovered and seen through their ascensionwhe ther they are occultists from the Occident or occultists from the Orientis for the most part analogous in description. They have put different words on it, but the experience is very analogous.
   There is the whole Chaldean tradition, and there is also the Vedic tradition, and there was very certainly a tradition anterior to both that split into two branches. Well, all these occult experiences have been the same. Only the description differs depending upon the country and the Language. The story of creation is not told from a metaphysical or psychological point of view, but from an objective point of view, and this story is as real as our stories of historical periods. Of course, its not the only way of seeing, but it is just as legitimate a way as the others, and in any event, it recognizes the concrete reality of all these divine beings. Even now, the experiences of Western occultists and those of Eastern occultists exhibit great similarities. The only difference is in the way they are expressed, but the manipulation of the forces is the same.
   I learned all this through Theon. Probably, he was I dont know if he was Russian or Polish (a Russian or Polish Jew), he never said who he really was or where he was born, nor his age nor anything.

0 1960-05-21 - true purity - you have to be the Divine to overcome hostile forces, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Formations, in occult Language, refer to all the psychological movements and impulses, conscious or unconscious, constantly emanating from the disciples and others, and which leave an imprint in the subtle atmosphere or a wandering entity seeking to fulfill itself.

0 1960-05-28 - death of K - the death process- the subtle physical, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Ma: Mother, in the Languages of India.
   It was at Tlemcen, in Algeria. While Mother was in trance, Theon caused the thread which linked Mother to her body to break through a movement of anger. He was angry because Mother, who was in a region where she saw the 'mantra of life,' refused to tell him the mantra. Faced with the enormity of the result of his anger Theon got hold of himself, and it took all Mother's force and all Theon's occult science to get Mother back into her bodywhich created a kind of very painful friction at the moment of re-entry, perhaps the type of friction that makes new born children cry out.

0 1960-06-11, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   We need a new Language.
   For instance, if I have a vision (not a vision with pictures, not that, but something without any form or sound or words or the THING itself, when I live the thing), and then later I speak of it to someone I have a very tangible feeling of having to pull something to make it visible, perceptible and communicable the splendor goes.

0 1960-07-23 - The Flood and the race - turning back to guide and save amongst the torrents - sadhana vs tamas and destruction - power of giving and offering - Japa, 7 lakhs, 140000 per day, 1 crore takes 20 years, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   All this is a translation in human Language, actually, because really it was
   And it happened quite early in the nightat such an early hour, they are not visions or things you observe: they are things you do.

0 1960-08-10 - questions from center of Education - reading Sri Aurobindo, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Then Z asks about Languages: should they choose ONE Language or I dont know. And then, if only ONE Language, which Language? She said, Should it be a common or international Language, or their [the students] vernacular? I answered her, If only ONE Language is known [well], it is better (international or common).1
   These are matters of common sense I dont even know why they bring them up.

0 1960-10-08, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   The spirit of the two Languages is not the same. Something always escapes. This must surely be why revelations (as Sri Aurobindo calls them) sometimes come to me in one Language and sometimes in the other. And it does not depend on the state of consciousness Im in, it depends on what has to be said.
   And the revelations would probably be more exact if we had a more perfect Language. Our Language is poor.
   Sanskrit is better. Sanskrit is a much fuller and subtler Language, so its probably much better. But these modern Languages are so artificial (by this, I mean superficial, intellectual); they cut things up into little pieces and remove the light behind.
   I also read On the Veda where Sri Aurobindo speaks of the difference between the modern mind and the ancient mind; and its quite obvious, especially from the linguistic point of view. Sanskrit was certainly much more fluid, a better instrument for a more global, more comprehensive light, a light containing more things within itself.
   In these modern Languages, its as if things are passed through a sieve and broken up into separate little bits, so then you have all the work of putting them back together. And something is always lost.
   But I even doubt that the modern mind, built as it now is, would be able to know Sanskrit in this way. I think they are cutting up Sanskrit as well, out of habit.
   We need a new Language.
   We need to make a new Language.
   Not some kind of esperanto!but sounds springing straight from above.
   The SOUND must be captured. There must be one sound at the origin of all Language And then, to capture it and project it. To make it vibrate because it doesnt vibrate in the same way here as it does above.
   That would be an interesting work.

0 1960-10-22, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   And thats how it worksit is translated by patches and moving forms, which is how it gets registered in the earths memory. So when things from this realm enter into peoples active consciousness, they get translated into each ones Language and the words and thoughts that each one is accustomed tobecause that doesnt belong to any Language or to any idea: it is the exact IMPRINT of what is happening.
   I am constantly seeing this now.

0 1960-10-25, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   He woke up in a railway station somewhere between Bombay and Poona, and he began telling them that he was hungry (he was with those same two persons). They punched him in the stomach and put a handkerchief over his nosehe again passed out! At Poona, he woke up again (hed lost his appetite by then!), and again they put the handkerchief over his nose. And it went on like thatthey kept on punching him a lot. When he woke up in the country on the outskirts of Poona, four men were around him arguing in a Language he didnt know (his Language is Gujarati). They were probably speaking in some other Language, I dont know which oneit seems they were very dark. He didnt understand, but from various signs they made he could see that they were arguing about whether to kill him or not. Finally, they told him (probably in a Language he could understand), Either you join our gang, or well kill you. He grunted in reply so as not to commit himself. The others decided to wait for their chief (thus the chief wasnt there): Well decide after he comes. Then just to make sure, they punched him a few more times in the belly and put the handkerchief over his noseout!
   Sometime later (he doesnt know how long, for until he returned he had no sense of time), he woke up in a rather dark, low-roofed house way out in the country; there were five persons now, not four. They were busy eating, so he was careful not to budge. Mainly they were drinking (they have prohibition there). Four of them were already dead drunk. So he got up to have a look. The fifth one, whom he hadnt seen before (he must have been the chief), was not yet totally drunk; when he saw the boy stirring, he let out a fearful growlso the poor boy threw himself flat in the corner and lay stillhe waited. After awhile, the fifth one (after downing another bottle) was also dead drunk. So now that he saw them all fast asleep, he got up very cautiously and he said he ran for an hour and a half! A boy pummelled as he had been, who hadnt eaten for four days! I think thats a miracle.
   In occult Language, a 'formation' is a concentration of power towards a specific end. In this case, the tantric guru's formation to save the nephew.
   The yearly ritual worship in honor of Durga, the universal Mother.

0 1960-11-12, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Its a lack of plasticity in the mind, and they are bound by the expression of things; for them, words are rigid. Sri Aurobindo explained it so well in The Secret of the Veda; he shows how Language evolves and how, before, it was very supple and evocative. For example, one could at once think of a river and of inspiration. Sri Aurobindo also gives the example of a sailboat and the forward march of life. And he says that for those of the Vedic age it was quite natural, the two could go together, superimposed; it was merely a way of looking at the same thing from two sides, whereas now, when a word is said, we think only of this word all by itself, and to get a clear picture we need a whole literary or poetic imagery (with explanations to boot!). Thats exactly the case with these children; theyre at a stage where everything is rigid. Such is the product of modern education. It even extracts the subtlest nuance between two words and FIXES it: And above all, dont make any mistake, dont use this word for that word, for otherwise your writings no good. But its just the opposite.

0 1960-11-26, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   And then, at the same time, some rather interesting things are happening. Imagine, X is starting to understand certain things that is, in his own way he is discovering the progress I am making; hes discovering it as a received teaching (through subtle channels). He wrote a letter to Amrita two or three days ago in which he translates in his own Language, with his own words and his own way of speaking, exactly my most recent experiencesthings that I have conquered in a general way.
   This interests me, for these things do not at all enter through the mind (he doesnt receive a thing there, hes closed there). So in his letter he says that this thing or that is necessary (he describes it in his own words), and he adds, This is why we must be so grateful to have among us the the great Mother7 (as he puts it), the great Mother who knows these things.Good! I said to myself. (It had to do with something specific concerning the capacity for discrimination in the outside world, the different qualities and different functions of different beings, all of which depends on ones inner construction, as it were.) So I see that even this, even these physical experiences, is received (and yet I hadnt tried, I had never tried to make him receive it); it merely works like this, you see (gesture of a widespread diffusion), and the experience is veryhow should I say?drastic, with a kind of (power of radiation). Imperative.

0 1961-01-27, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Well, yesterday I saw R. He was asking me questions about his work and particularly about the knowledge of Languages (hes a scholar, you know, and very familiar with the old traditions). This put me in contact with that whole world and I began speaking to him a little about what I had already said to you concerning my experience with the Vedas. And all at once, in the same [absolute] way as I told you, when I entered into contact with that world a whole domain seemed to open up, a whole field of knowledge from the standpoint of Languages, of the Word, of the essential Vibration, that vibration which would be able to reproduce the supramental consciousness. It all came, so clear, so clear, luminous, indisputable but unfortunately there was no tape recorder!
   It was about the Word, the primal sound. Sri Aurobindo speaks of it in Savitri: the essence of the Word and how it will express itself, how it will bring in the possibility of a supramental expression that will take the place of Languages. I began by speaking to him about the different Languages, their limitations and possibilities; and I warned him against the deformations imposed on Languages with the idea of making them a more flexible means of expressing something else. I told him how completely ridiculous it all was, and that it didnt correspond at all to the truth. Then little by little I began ascending to the Origin. So yesterday again, I had this same experience: a whole world of knowledge, of consciousness and of CERTAINTYprecluding the least possibility of contradiction, discussion, or opposition; the possibility DOES NOT EXIST, it doesnt exist. And the mind was absolutely silent and immobile, listening with obvious pleasure because these things had never before come into my consciousness; I had never been concerned with them in that way. It was completely newnot new in principle but completely new in action.
   The experiences are multiplying.

0 1961-01-31, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its not yet perfect, its still being worked on, but when I read it over, I saw that I had truly gone beyond the stage where one tries to find a correspondence with what one reads, an appropriate expression sufficiently close to the original text (thats the state I was in before). Now its not like that anymore! The translation seems to come spontaneously: that is English, this is French sometimes very different, sometimes very close. It was rather interesting, for you know that Sri Aurobindo was strongly drawn to the structure of the French Language (he used to say that it created a far better, far clearer and far more forceful English than the Saxon structure), and often, while writing in English, he quite spontaneously used the French syntax. When its like that, the translation adapts naturallyyou get the impression that it was almost written in French. But when the structure is Saxon, what used to happen is that a French equivalent would come to me; but now its almost as if something were directing: That is English, this is French.
   It was there, it was clear; but its not yet permanent. Something is beginning. I hope its going to become established before too long and that there will be no more translating difficulties.
   There are a few secrets like that I feel them as secrets. And now and then its as though I am given an example, as though I am being told, You see, thats really how it is. And I am dumbfounded. In ordinary Language, one would say, Its miraculous! But it isnt miraculous, it is something to be found.
   And we shall find it!4
   It is striking that Mother's body-experiences very often parallel recent theories of modern physics, as if mathematical equations were the means of formulating in human Language certain complex phenomena, remote from our day to day reality, which Mother was living spontaneously in her bodyperhaps 'at the speed of light.'

0 1961-02-25, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You can easily make a speech using flowers and I have noticed that this can effectively replace the old Vedic images, for instance, which no longer hold meaning for us, or the ambiguous phraseology of the ancient initiations. Flower Language is much better because it contains the Force and is extremely plasticsince its not formulated in words, each one is free to arrange and receive it according to his own capacity. You can make long speeches using flowers!
   I have nothing more to say now, except that the same situation prevails.

0 1961-04-18, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   That's it. I don't know if we will ever be able to express ourselves with our present vocabulary! ... We need another Language!
   In 'Questions and Answers,' February 5, 1958 (the 'Great Voyage of the Supreme').

0 1961-05-19, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The more I see these texts, the more. At first I had the impression of a certain nebulous quality in the English text, and that precisely this quality could be used to introduce the spirit of another Language. Now I see that this nebulousness was in my head! It was not in what he wrote.
   Yes, I see what you meantheres a sense in the way it is put.

0 1961-07-07, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But all Languageall Language!is a Language of Ignorance. All means of expression, all that is said and all the ways of saying it, are bound to partake of that ignorance. And thats why its so difficult to express something concretely true; to do so would require extremely lengthy explanations, themselves, of course, fully erroneous. Sri Aurobindos sentences are sometimes very long for precisely this reasonhe is trying to get away from this ignorant Language.
   Our whole way of thinking is wrong!

0 1961-08-05, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There was another reason. My father was wonderfully healthy and strongwell-balanced. He wasnt very tall, but stocky. He did all his studies in Austria (at that time French was widely spoken in Austria, but he knew German, he knew English, Italian, Turkish), and there he had learned to ride horses in an extraordinary manner: he was so strong that he could bring a horse to the ground simply by pressing his knees. He could break anything at all with a blow of his fist, even one of those big silver five-franc pieces they had in those daysone blow and it was broken in two. Curiously enough, he looked Russian. I dont know why. They used to call him Barine. What an equilibriuman extraordinary physical poise! And not only did this man know all those Languages, but I never saw such a brain for arithmetic. Never. He made a game of calculationsnot the slightest effortcalculations with hundreds of digits! And on top of it, he loved birds. He had a room to himself in our apartment (because my mother could never much tolerate him), he had his separate room, and in it he kept a big cage full of canaries! During the day he would close the windows and let all the canaries loose.
   And could he tell stories! I think he read every novel available, all the stories he could findextraordinary adventure stories, for he loved adventures. When we were kids he used to let us come into his room very early in the morning and, while still sitting in bed, tell us stories from the books he had read but he told them as if they were his own, as if hed had extraordinary adventures with outlaws, with wild animals. Every story he picked up he told as his own. We enjoyed it tremendously!

0 1961-09-03, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its not so much a question of the reading public as a question of Language. As for the readers you know, at any level whatsoever it is possible to suddenly touch a soul, anywhere. The level doesnt matter, and fundamentally if one reaches one or two souls with a book like this, its a fine result. It opens the way to people intellectually, and those who want to can follow along.
   I dont think your book will hold any surprises for me when I have it! Sometimes I listen to whole sections of it. Last night it was almost as if you were reading the book to menot exactly with words but I woke up and Sri Aurobindo was there andas though you had been reading somethinghe approved of it, saying, Yes, its fine like that, its all right.

0 1961-09-10, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I dont know, but Sri Aurobindo spoke of it at the end of the book on the Vedas, in the chapter on the origin of Languages. He seems to be saying that its better if one goes back to the origin of the vibrations. Ultimately, as a Language grows more intellectual, it hardens and dries up. Perhaps when we had only sounds (the As and the Os; the Os especially are very flexible, the whole gamut of Os), perhaps it was more supple.
   I feel this so often now. How to put it. I always try not to talktalking bothers me. Yes, its a real nuisance. When I see someone, the first thing I do is to avoid talking. Then, when the Vibration comes, its good; there is a sort of communication, and if the person is the least bit receptive, what comes is like a its subtler than music; its a vibration bringing its own principle of harmony. But people usually get impatient after a while and, wanting something more concrete, oblige me to talk. They always insist on it. Then, being in a certain atmosphere, a certain vibration, I immediately feel something going like this (gesture of a fall to another level), and then hardening. Even when I babble (you see, the very effort of trying to be more subtle makes me babble), even my babblings (laughing) become dry by comparison. There are all sorts of things that are so much fullerfull, packed with an inner richnessand as soon as this is put into words, oh!

0 1961-12-20, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A book like that (sufficiently veiled, of course), written in the simplest way possible (like I wrote The Science of Living, I believe)and its fine, you speak to people in their own Language. Above all, no philosophy! None! You simply tell some extraordinary stories in the same way you would tell an ordinary story. But the Story is there, thats the most important thing.
   It started in my infancy the Story was already there.

0 1962-05-31, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In ordinary Language, the vibration of the mantra is what helps the body to enter a certain state but it is not particularly THIS mantra: it is the particular relationship established between a mantra (it has to be a true one, a mantra endowed with power) and the body. It surges up spontaneously: as soon as the body starts walking, it walks to the rhythm of those Words. And the rhythm of the Words quite naturally brings about a certain vibration, which in turn brings about the state.
   But to say its these particular Words exclusively would be ridiculous. What counts is the sincerity of the aspiration, the exactness of the expression and the power; that is, the power that comes from the mantra being accepted. This is something very interesting: the mantra has been ACCEPTED by the supreme Power as an effective tool, and so it automatically contains a certain force and power.5 But it is a purely personal phenomenon (the expression is the same, but the vibrations are personal). A mantra leading one person straight to divine realization will leave another person cold and flat.

0 1962-06-02, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Last night I spent almost all my time in such a building. And all the people who help the work were symbolized there but its always a material help, either work or money or. I remember being particularly struck by one character last night. (Again, there were a lot of aggravations, but someone or something was always on the scene when I arrived and it all sorted itself outit was the exact opposite of the dreams I was talking about the other day: all the difficulties sorted themselves out when I arrived.) Then I came to a rather difficult place to cross (you had to flounder about on slippery scaffoldings) and suddenly, facing me, there was a man (of course, it was probably a symbol rather than a man, but it might really be someone physical). He was one of the workers, a master mason (when I woke up this morning, I thought of the symbolism of Freemasonry and wondered if it might give a clue to the experience). Nearby, people were coming to supervise, observe, direct, people who thought themselves highly superior but they were never any help in solving practical problems! They were creating more problems than they were helping to solve. Anyway, this master mason appeared to be around fifty, with a beautiful facea workers face, beautiful and concentrated. There was a difficult place to cross, and he had worked the thing out very efficiently, with a lot of care. Then, when it was all done and I was able to go on my way, I felt a great surge of love go out to him, with neither gesture nor word and he received it, he felt and received it. His face lit up and he implored me, with wonderful humility, Never let me forget this moment, the most beautiful moment of my life. (I dont know what Language he used because it didnt come to me in words.) It was such an intense experience. His humility, his receptivity, his response were all so beautiful and pure that when I woke upwhen I came out of the experience, at any rate I was left with a most delightful impression.
   What he represents might be partly manifested by somebody here. A beautiful face a man around fifty. Or it may be symbolic: such characters are sometimes put together with features from several people, to make it very clear that they represent a state of consciousness and not an individual. Its far more often a state of consciousness than an individual.

0 1962-07-14, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ever since Einstein's Theory of Relativity, we have known that such an experience of time's relative nature is "physically" feasible. We need only consider the example of time aboard a spaceship approaching the speed of light: time "slows down," and the same event will take less time aboard the spaceship than on earth. In this instance, speed is what makes time slow down. In Mother's experience (which is every bit as "physical"), the "intensity of the Presence" seems to be the origin of time change. In other words, consciousness is what makes time slow down. Thus we are witnessing two experiences with identical physical results, but formulated in different Languages. In one, we speak of "speed," in the other of "consciousness." But what is speed, after all?... (Moreover, the implications of this " Language" difference are quite colossal, for it would indeed be simpler to press on a "consciousness button" than on an accelerator that had to take us to the speed of light.) Speed is a question of distance. Distance is a question of two legs or two wings: it implies a limited phenomenon or a limited being. When we say "at the speed of light," we imagine our two legs or our two wings moving very, very fast. And all the phenomena of the universe are seen and conceived of in relation to these two legs, these two wings or this rocketship they are creations of our present-day biped biology. But for a being (a supramental being, of the future biology) containing everything within himself, who is immediately everywhere, without distance, where is "speed"? ... The only "speed of light" is biped. Speed increases and time slows down, they say. The future biology says: consciousness intensifies and time slows down or ceases to existdistances are abolished, the body doesn't age. And the world's whole physical cage collapses. "Time is a rhythm of consciousness," says Mother. We change rhythm and the physical world changes. Might this be the whole problem of transformation?
   Asked later about this unfinished sentence, Mother said, "I stopped because it was an impression and not a certainty. We'll talk about it again later." Was Mother hinting at a stage when she would live in both times simultaneously?...

0 1962-09-15, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   French gives a precision to thought like no other Language.
   You should obviously be read in French.

0 1962-09-18, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A Language mispronounced, misspelt, yet true.2

0 1962-09-26, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   All this is merely a question of Language to mewords to suit each one according to his nature.
   Ive had conscious contacts with all the beings of the tradition Theon made known to me, and with all the beings described in Indian tradition; in fact, as far as I know Ive had contacts with all the deities of all the religions. Theres a gradation (gesture of levels). These beings are found all the way from there are even some in the vital; in the mental realm, man has deified many things: he has readily made gods out of whatever didnt seem exactly like him. If you are eclectic, you can have contacts with them all. And they all have their own reality and existence.

0 1962-10-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No, what you find there are thought formations that are expressed in each persons brain in his own Language. There are thought combinations for novels, plays, even philosophical systems. They are combinations of pure thought, not formulated in any Language, but they are automatically expressed in each ones brain according to his particular Language. It is the domain of pure thought. Thats where you work when you want to work for the whole earth; you dont send out thoughts formulated in words, you send out a pure thought, which then formulates itself in any Language in any brain: in all those who are receptive. These formations are at anyones disposalnobody can say, Its MY idea, its MY book. Anyone capable of ascending to that zone can get hold of the formations and transcribe them materially. I once made an experiment of that kind; I wanted to see what would happen, so I made a formation myself and let it go off on its way. And in the same year, two quite different people, who didnt even know each other, one in England and the other in America, got hold of my formation; the one in England wrote a book, while the one in America created a play. And circumstances so arranged themselves that both the book and the play found their way to me.
   Higher up, there is a fourth zone, a zone of colored lights, plays of colored lights. Thats the order: first form, then sound, then ideas, then colored lights. But that zone is already more distant from humanity; it is a zone of forces, a zone which appears as colored lights. No formscolored lights representing forces. And one can combine these forces so that they work in the terrestrial atmosphere and bring about certain events. Its a zone of action, independent of form, sound and thought; it is above all that. A zone of active power and might you can use for a particular purposeif you have the capacity to do so.
   Thus we have form, expressed in painting, sculpture or architecture; sound, expressed in musical themes; and thought, expressed in books, plays, novels, or even in philosophical and other kinds of intellectual theories (thats where you can send out ideas that will affect the whole world, because they influence receptive brains in any land, and are expressed by corresponding thoughts in the appropriate Language). And above this zone, free of form, sound and though, is the play of forces appearing as colored lights. And when you go there and have the power, you can combine those forces so that they eventually materialize as creations on earth (it takes some time, its rarely immediate).
   But those great waves of music you hear, which you said were beyond soundsare they part of that domain of luminous vibrations?

0 1962-11-20, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I woke up after two thousand years with a rejuvenated body. It was a very amusing little story. And I say vision, but you dont watch these things like a movie: you LIVE them. I somehow extricated myself from that sort of sealed grotto, and where Pondicherry had once stood (it had been completely razed), I came upon some people working. They were VERY DIFFERENT, and quite bizarre. I myself must have looked funny, with a kind of costume totally alien to their epoch. (My clothing had also survived the destruction the whole thing was right out of a storybook!) So of course I attracted some curiosity and they tried to make me understand. Ah, yes I know one of them said (I understood them because I could understand their thoughtsthose two thousand years had enabled me to read peoples minds), and they led me to a very old sage, a wise old fellow. I spoke to him and he began leafing through all kinds of books (he had many, many books), and suddenly he exclaimed, Ah, French! An ancient Language, you see (Mother laughs).
   It was very funny. I told the story to Sri Aurobindo, and he had a good laugh.

0 1962-11-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Wed need another Language.
   Yes, the mantra! Certain words or vibrations that have a power.

0 1963-01-30, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   So I will go on. If there are corrections, they can only come through the same process, because at this point to correct anyhow would spoil it all. There is also the mixing (for the logical mind) of future and present tenses but that too is deliberate. It all seems to come in another way. And well, I cant say, I havent read any French for ages, I have no knowledge of modern literatureto me everything is in the rhythm of the sound. I dont know what rhythm they use now, nor have I read what Sri Aurobindo wrote in The Future Poetry. They tell me that Savitris verse follows a certain rule he explained on the number of stresses in each line (and for this you should pronounce in the pure English way, which somewhat puts me off), and perhaps some rule of this kind will emerge in French? We cant say. I dont know. Unless Languages grow more fluid as the body and mind grow more plastic? Possible. Language too, maybe: instead of creating a new Language, there may be transitional Languages, as, for instance (not a particularly fortunate departure, but still), the way American is emerging from English. Maybe a new Language will emerge in a similar way?
   In my case it was from the age of twenty to thirty that I was concerned with French (before twenty I was more involved in vision: painting; and sound: music), but as regards Language, literature, Language sounds (written or spoken), it was approximately from twenty to thirty. The Prayers and Meditations were written spontaneously with that rhythm. If I stayed in an ordinary consciousness I would get the knack of that rhythm but now it doesnt work that way, it wont do!
   Yesterday, after my translation, I was surprised at that sense a sense of absolute: THATS HOW IT IS. Then I tried to enter into the literary mind and wondered, What would be its various suggestions? And suddenly, I saw somehow (somehow, somewhere there) a host of suggestions for every line! Ohh! No doubt, I thought, it IS an absolute! The words came like that, without any room for discussion or anything. To give you an example: when he says the clamour of the human plane, clameur exists in French, its a very nice wordhe didnt want it, he said No, without any discussion. It wasnt an answer to a discussion, he just said, Not clameur: vacarme.1 It isnt as though he was weighing one word against another, it wasnt a matter of words but the THOUGHT of the word, the SENSE of the word: No, not clameur, its vacarme.

0 1963-02-19, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   At the time I could have said it in a more understandable Language, while now
   But can these useless things be withdrawn from the Manifestation without causing any catastrophes?
   But its amusing because I had never paid much attention to that [the questions of Language], the experience is novel, almost the discovery of the truth behind expression. Before, my concern was to be as clear, exact and precise as possible; to say exactly what I meant and put each word in its proper place. But thats not it! Each word has its own life! Some are drawn together by affinity, others repel each other its very funny!
   Pralaya: end of a world, apocalypse.

0 1963-05-15, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   When Satprem later read to Mother the text of this conversation, she remarked, "Scientists will deny it, they will say I am talking nonsense; but that's because I don't use their Language, it's just a question of vocabulary."

0 1963-06-29, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But clay, that was something really newand lovely! Pink. Pink, a warm, golden pink. They were cutting out [of the clay] rooms, stairways, ship decks and funnels, captains cabins. Sri Aurobindo himself is as he was, but more with a harmony of form: very, very broad here (in the chest), broad and solid. And very agile: he comes and goes, sits down, gets up, always with great majesty. His color is a sort of golden bronze, a color like the coagulation of his supramental gold, of his golden supramental being; as if it were very concentrated and coagulated to fashion his appearance; and it doesnt reflect light: it seems as if lit from within (but it doesnt radiate), and it doesnt cast any shadows. But perfectly natural, it doesnt surprise you, the most natural thing in the world: thats the way he is. Ageless; his hair has the same color as his body: he has hair, but you cant say if its hair, its the same color; the eyes too: a golden look. Yet its perfectly natural, nothing surprising. He sits down just as he used to, with his leg as he used to put it [the right leg in front], and at the same time, when he gets up, he is agile: he comes and goes. Then when he went out of the house (he had told me he would have to go, he had an appointment with someone: he had promised to see two people, he had to go), he went out into a big garden, and down to the boatwhich wasnt exactly a boat, it was a flat boatand he had to go to the captains cabin (he had to see the captain about some work), but it was with that boat that he was returning to his room elsewherehe has a room elsewhere. Then after a while I thought, Ill follow him so I can see. So I followed him; as long as I saw him in front of me I followed him. And when I came to the boat, I saw it was entirely built out of pink clay! Some workmen were working thereadmirable workmen. So Sri Aurobindo went down quite naturally, down into the ship under construction, without (I dont think there were any stairs), and I followed him down. Then I saw him enter the captains room; as he had told me he had some work to do, I thought (laughing), I dont want to meddle in others business! Ill go back home (and I did well, I was already late in waking up!), Ill go back home. And I saw one of the workmen leaving (as Sri Aurobindo had come back to the ship, they stopped the work). He was leaving. I called him, but he didnt know my Language or any of the Languages I know; so I called him in thought and asked him to pull me up, as I was below and there was a sheer wall of slippery clay. Then he smiled and with his head he said, I certainly dont mind helping you, but it isnt necessary! You can climb up all by yourself. And indeed he held out his hand, I took it (I only touched him slightly), and climbed up all by myself without the slightest difficulty I was weightless! I didnt have to pull at his hand, he didnt pull me up. And as soon as I was up, I went back home I woke up and found myself in my bed five minutes later than my usual time.
   But what struck me was the clayit means something very material, doesnt it? And pink! A pink, oh, lovely! A golden pink.

0 1963-07-10, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But Sri Aurobindo always told me that French once translated makes good English, while English once translated makes poor French. Because there is a precision in the Language that comes from the translation, but that doesnt exist in natural English. Anyhow, I know it will do.

0 1963-08-10, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But what I was shown clearly and what I saw was (I have difficulty talking because it all came to me in English: Sri Aurobindo was there and it was in English), it was the stupidity and carelessness, really, the ignorance the stupid ignorance and I-couldnt-care-less attitude the living have towards the dead. Thats something frightful. Frightful. Frightful. Ive heard stories from everywhere, all sorts of appalling things. For instance, one of the stories (it took place while Sri Aurobindo was here): there was a disciple whose son died (or at least they thought him dead), and as they werent Hindus, they didnt burn him: they buried him. Then at night, his son came to him and told him you see, he saw his son at the window, knocking at the window and telling him, But why did you bury me alive? (I dont know in what Language, but anyway) And that idiot of a father thought, Im dreaming!! Then the next day, long afterwards, he had second thoughts and asked himself, What if we took a look? And they found him turned over in his coffin.
   When the man told me the story and how he found it quite natural to think, I am dreaming, I cant find words to tell my indignation at that moment, when I saw that you know, its such a crass, such an inert stupidity! It didnt even occur to him how he would have felt if the thing had happened to HIM. It didnt even occur to him!

0 1963-10-16, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Every time a new truth has attempted to manifest upon earth, it has been immediately attacked, corrupted and diverted by pseudo-spiritual forceswhich did represent a certain spirituality at a given time, but precisely the one that the new truth wants to go beyond. To give but one example of those sad spiritual diversions which clutter History, Buddhism was largely corrupted in a sizable part of Asia by a whole Tantric and magic Buddhism. The falsity lies not in the old spirituality which the new truth seeks to go beyond, but in the eternal fact that the Past clings to its powers, its means and its rule. As Mother said in her simple Language, Whats wrong is to remain stuck there. And Sri Aurobindo with his ever-present humor: The traditions of the past are very great in their own place, in the past. We could expect the phenomenon to recur today. In India, Tantrism represents a powerful discipline from the Past and it was inevitable that Mother should experience the better and the worse of that system in her attempt to transform all the means and elements of the old earththis Agenda has made abundant mention of a certain X, symbol of Tantrism. Now, as it happens, we are witnessing the same phenomenon of diversion, and today this same Tantrism is seeking to divert the new truth by convincing as many adepts as possible not to say Mothers Mantra, which is too advanced for ordinary mortals, and to say Tantric mantras in its stead. This is purely and simply an attempt to take Mothers place. One has to be quite ignorant of the mechanism of forces not to understand that saying a mantra of the old gods puts you under the influence and into the orbit of precisely that which resists the new truth. Mother had foreseen the phenomenon and forewarned me in the following conversation. Unfortunately, until recently, I always wanted to believe that Tantrism would be converted. Nothing of the sort. It is attempting to take Mothers place and lead astray those who are not sincere enough to want ONE SINGLE THING: the new world.

0 1963-12-03, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I would like to be able to pass this experience on to others, because, well, its definitive: once you LIVE that for several hours, its over, you can no longer entertain any illusion,3 its not possibleits impossible, its so STUPID, you know! Above all, so silly, so flatits impossible (Mother makes the same gesture of a round, moving totality). But then you cannot say, I said this, the other answered that! How can we express ourselves? Our Language is still truly inadequate. Its not that way its (same round gesture) and there isnt even either sense or direction: its not that this goes that way and that goes this way (gesture from one person to another, or from inside to outside), or that it goes this way and comes back that way (gesture from low to high and high to low), thats not it; its a whole a whole that moves, moves always forward, and with internal vibrations, internal movements. So according to the given point of concentration, this or that action is done.
   Very long ago, many times over, when I looked at the universe (I dont mean the earth: the universe), it was that way (same gesture of a round totality). How can I put it? It gave the feeling of moving forward, of moving forward towards a progressive perfection. For years on end, my perception of the earth has been that way; and now, it takes place completely at will, in the sense that it takes only just a small movement in the consciousness (gesture of a trigger or a slight reversal, a drawing within) for the whole earth to move that way, along with the events and the inner complications. But now, that same consciousness of the whole works that way: when it thinks of something (for some reason of work, not because of an arbitrary decision), the thing imposes itself; its a whole set of things that presents itself as the TOTALITY on which the action must take place. So it may be a small thing like this sports festival, it may be the Ashram (very often the Ashram as a whole), it may be a part of the earth, or sometimes even a single individual (who is no longer an individual but a set or a world of things, a totality4). A totality of things (round gesture) that move within themselves in (Mother draws within that totality small movements, individual and local, like waves or currents of force). Oh, its most interesting! And even there, there is no more notion of this person, that person, so-and-soall that vanishes.
   But when you express yourself, you speak with the usual words and the usual Language. Because to express one minute of that consciousness, it would almost take a book to make yourself understoodeven then you wouldnt be understood.
   But in this case, on December 2nd, the thing was observed very attentively, because it was a limited field, and it lasted a certain number of hours (all the other occupations went on automatically, without interfering with the active consciousness, with the observation).

0 1963-12-14, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I see someone like N., who obviously is an exceptional subject in the sense that he vibrates with the intellectual vibration (Sri Aurobindo used to say, and it is obvious, that of all those around him, he was the one who understood best), well, even for him it goes off at a tangent. Its not that he understands nothing, but its at a tangent. Its a mitigated understanding, very slightly distorted, and which relates everything to the sense of the person, of the [Mothers] individual, so the thing loses all the ESSENCE of its value. What I would like to be able to communicate is precisely that absence of individual. But when I express myself, I am forced to say I, the sentence always has a personal turn, and thats what people see. When I have my experience, it is there, living; you yourself feel it, and with a little movement of adaptation you eliminate the distortion that comes from the Language, but others dont do it.
   The best way to communicate your experience would be to give some of these recordings for people to hear, because then the thing is pure, its you, YOUR vibration.

0 1963-12-25, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There is a whole zone in the most material vital which penetrates, as it were, the subtle physical thats where illnesses are formed. You see swarms of completely crooked formationsa lack of sincerity. And it expresses itself in images: I see all kinds of people and do all kinds of things in a special zone the same people who are elsewhere are here too under a special aspect. Its a mixture of the deformation of consciousness, the deformation of Language, the deformation of formsswarms and swarms! For hours.
   But I was always accompanied by a form, not a very precise one, but which was the materialization in that realm of the Lords Presence. I remember having for the work entered a huge room, completely bare, without anything, in a half-light, when suddenly I felt something grabbing hold of me here (gesture at the nape of the neck), something I even felt physically (I was lying in my bed, but I felt it physically). So I pointed it out to that Form which was accompanying me everywhereso attentive, so closeto explain and show things to me; I complained, saying, Look, something has grabbed hold of me, it even hurts physically. So I saw a kind of arm come and take that thing on my neck, pull it away and present it to me: it was like one of those big bats that are called flying fox (there are some here, they eat little birds, chicks), it was clinging to my neck! He said, Oh, its nothing! Its only that. (Mother laughs) And it was a big thing like this (about three feet) which had grabbed hold of me here and had its two claws still out (he had wrenched it off my neck). It had become flat and almost inert, but it was still as vicious as anything.

0 1964-02-05, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But when you have the experience perfectly sincerely, that is, when you dont kid yourself, its necessarily one single point, ONE WAY of putting it, thats all. And it can only be that. There is, besides, the very obvious observation that when you habitually use a certain Language, the experience expresses itself in that Language: for me, it always comes either in English or in French; it doesnt come in Chinese or Japanese! The words are necessarily English or French, with sometimes a Sanskrit word, but thats because physically I learned Sanskrit. Otherwise, I heard (not physically) Sanskrit uttered by another being, but it doesnt crystallize, it remains hazy, and when I return to a completely material consciousness, I remember a certain vague sound, but not a precise word. Therefore, the minute it is formulated, its ALWAYS an individual angle.
   It takes a sort of VERY AUSTERE sincerity. You are carried away by enthusiasm because the experience brings an extraordinary power, the Power is there its there before the words, it diminishes with the words the Power is there, and with that Power you feel very universal, you feel, Its a universal Revelation. True, it is a universal revelation, but once you say it with words, its no longer universal: its only applicable to those brains built to understand that particular way of saying it. The Force is behind, but one has to go beyond the words.
   One must be very level-headed, very still, very criticalespecially very still, silent, silent, silent, without trying to grab at the experience: Ah, is it this? Ah, is it that? Then one spoils it all. But one must looklook at it very attentively. And in the words, there is a remnant, something left of the original vibration (so little), something remains, something which makes you smile, which is pleasant, it bubbles like a sparkling wine, and then here (Mother shows a word or a passage in an imaginary note), its lackluster; so you look at it with your knowledge of the Language or sense of the rhythm of the words, and you notice: Here, a pebble the pebble must be removed; so then you wait, until suddenly it comesplop!it falls into place: the true word. If you are patient, after a day or two it becomes quite exact.
   I have the feeling it has always been this way, but now its a very normal, very common state; the difference is that, before, one was satisfied with an approximation (when I see again certain things written in that way, I realize that there is an approximation, that one was satisfied with an approximation), while now one is more level-headed, more reasonablemore patient, too. One waits until it has taken form.
   In this connection, I have noticed another thing, that I no longer know in the same way the Languages I know! Its very peculiar, especially for English. There is a sort of instinct based on the rhythm of the words (I dont know where it comes from, maybe from the superconscient of the Language) that lets you know whether a sentence is correct or notits not at all a mental knowledge, not at all (thats all gone, even the knowledge of spelling is completely gone!), but its a sort of sense or feeling of the inner rhythm. I noticed this a few days ago: in the birthday cards, we put quotations (someone types the quotations, sometimes he makes mistakes), and there was a quotation from me (I didnt at all remember having written it or having thought it either). I saw itit was in English I saw it, and in one place it was as if you tripped: it wasnt correct. Then there came to me clearly, Put this way and that way, the sentence would be correct. (To say this mentalizes it too much: its a sort of sensation, not a thought, but a sensation, like a sensation of the sound.) With the sentence written this way, the sound is correct; with the sentence written that other way, using the same words but reversing their order (as was the case), the sentence isnt correct, and to correct that sentence where the order of the words had been reversed, it was necessary to add a little word (in that case it was it), and then, with the sound it, the sentence became correct. All sorts of thingsif I were asked mentally, I would say, I havent the faintest idea! It doesnt correspond to any knowledge. But so precise! Extraordinary.
   And I understood that this is the way of knowing a Language. I always had it in French when I wrotein the past it was less precise, more hazy, but there was the sense of the rhythm of a sentence: if the sentence has this rhythm, its correct; if its incorrect, the rhythm is missing. It was very vague, I had never tried to go deeper into it or make it more precise, but these last few days it has become very accurate. In English I find it more interesting, because, of course, English is less subconscious in my brain than French is (not much less, but a little less), and now its instantaneous! And then so obvious, you know, that if the greatest scholar were to tell me, No, I would answer him, You are wrong, its like this.
   Thats the remarkable thing, this knowledge is completely independent of outer, scholarly knowledge, completely, and it is ABSOLUTE, it doesnt tolerate discussion: You may say whatever you like, you may tell me about grammar and dictionaries and usage. This is the true way, and thats that.

0 1964-03-18, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   To translate I go to the place where things are crystallized and formulated. Nowadays my translations are not exactly an amalgamation, but they are under the influence of both Languages: my English is a little French and my French is a little Englishits a mixture of the two. And I see that from the standpoint of expression, its rather beneficial, for a certain subtlety comes from it.
   I dont translate at all, I never try to translate: I simply go back to the place where it came from, and instead of receiving this way (gesture above the head, like scales tipping to the right for French) I receive that way (the scales tip to the left for English), and I see that it doesnt make much difference: the origin is a sort of amalgamation of the two Languages. Perhaps it could give birth to a somewhat more supple form in both Languages: a little more precise in English, a little more supple in French.
   I dont find our present Language satisfactory. But I dont find the other thing [Franglais] satisfactory eitherit hasnt been found yet.
   Its being worked out.
   Personally I would like it to be neither English nor French, to be something else! But for the moment, what words are to be used? I clearly feel that to me, both in English and French (and maybe in other Languages if I knew any), words have another meaning, a slightly unusual and far more PRECISE meaning than they do in Languages as we know themfar more precise. Because, to me, a word means exactly a certain experience, and I clearly see that people understand quite differently; so I feel their understanding as something hazy and imprecise. Every word corresponds to an experience, to a particular vibration.
   I dont say I have reached the satisfactory expressionits taking shape.
   And the method is always the same: I never translatenever, never I go up above, to the place where one thinks beyond words, where one experiences the idea or the thought of a thing, or the movement or the feeling (whatever), and when its in a particular Language, it goes like this (same gesture as before), while in another Language, it goes like that: its as if something up above tipped over. I dont translate on the same level at all, I never translate on the level of Languages. And sometimes, I notice that for me the quality of the words is very different from what it is for others, very different.
   I have given up all hope of making myself understood.

0 1964-05-02, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Why do I have to write all those lines in ink when it would be so much simpler to think of you, and lo! I would be with you, I would see you. Our human life is quite bounded and stupid. In two hundred years, in Eskimo land, we will be colored penguins; you will be sky blue and I, pomegranate red. And sometimes, I will be you and you will be me, red and blue, and well no longer be able to tell each other apart, or else well become all white like snow and no one will be able to find us again, except the great Caribou who is wise and knows love. And when the snow melts, we will be eider-penguins, of course, a new flying race, emerald, which plays among the northern fir trees on the shores of Lake Rokakitutu (pronounced fiddledeedee in penguin Language).

0 1964-09-23, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There is ONE sound which, to me, has an extraordinary powerextraordinary and UNIVERSAL (thats the important point): it doesnt depend on the Language you speak, it doesnt depend on the education you were given, it doesnt depend on the atmosphere you breathe. And that sound, without knowing anything, I used to say it when I was a child (you know how in French we say, Oh!; well, I used to say OM, without knowing anything!). And indeed, I made all kinds of experiments with that soundits fantastic, even, fantastic! Its unbelievable.
   So then, if around this you build something that corresponds to your own aspirationcertain sounds or words that FOR YOU evoke a soul state then its very good.

0 1964-10-17, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   All sorts of people. I dont know their names, I dont know their countries, I dont know their Languages, yet we communicate very well.
   And in the world, things are chaotic, it seems.

0 1964-11-04, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It wasnt a defined form, but it was a personal form. And it came in the wake of a series of experiences in which I saw the different attitudes of different categories of people or thinkers, according to their conviction. And it came as if that form were saying to my body (it was a PHYSICAL presence), as if it were saying, really with words (it was a translation; the words are always a translation I dont know what Language the Supreme speaks (!), but it is translated, it must be translated in everyones brain according to his own Language), as if He were telling me, Through you (that is, through this, the body) I am charging (it was like a conquest, a battle), I am charging to conquer the physical world. Thats how it was. And the sensation was really of an all-powerful Being whose proportions were like ours, but who was everywhere at once, and really of a physical charge to chase away all the dark little demons of Ignorance, and those little demons were like black vibrations. But He had something like a form, a color and above all, there was a contacta contact, a sensation. Thats the first time.
   I have never tried to see a personal form, and it always seemed to me an impossibility, as if it were childishness and a diminishing; but this came quite unexpectedly, spontaneously, stunningly: a flash. I was so astonished. The astonishment made it go away.
   He said (it was translated into words: I heard them, in what Language I dont know, but I understood very well), I heard the words and he said to me: Through you, I am charging. I am charging, as if he were launching into a battle against the worlds Falsehood. Through you, I am charging, thats perfectly clear, and it was against I saw little aggregates of black dots being scattered.
   But at that moment, I felt something like the representation of certain states of mind, certain intellectual conditions, a whole series of things that represented doubts, negations, ignorant attitudes, revolts and all at once, this came.

0 1965-03-24, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Let me give you an example to make it a little clearer: I constantly have whats conventionally called a toothache (it doesnt correspond to anything in reality, but anyway people call it having a toothache). I had difficulty eating, a congestion, and so on. The attitude: you endureyou endure to the point when you dont even notice that things are going wrong. You endure, but you are aware (and besides, the external signs are there: a swelling of the gums, etc.). There was a period (its been in that state for a long time, but anyway), a period that began with a first swelling, in Decembercontrol, work, etc., all the necessary inner precautions. Then one observes the movement; one wants to know where it leads, what it is (its a long story, quite uninterestinginteresting only because it is instructive). And two nights ago, the situation was apparently the same as usual, the same thing, when suddenly there was a will to stay awake, not to sleep, and then I had the clear perception of a congestion and that it was becoming necessary to take out those things (bits of tooth that were moving they were moving now more, now less, but it began in December), to take them out in order to let the congestion out. Previously, too, bits of tooth had moved, and one day they had come out by themselves, without difficultywhen the time had come for them to go, they had gone; so I remembered that: why not wait for that moment? That was the attitude for a long time. And then the cells were curiously shrinking back from a very close contact with something [a dentist] that wasnt in complete harmony with the directing force of the body. This is how, in common Language, it was translated: T. (who is very nice, no question of that) doesnt know either the habits or the reactions or the type of vibration or whats necessaryshe doesnt know anything. So how to make contact? Two nights ago, this came to me clearly: this is what you must tell her (and the exact words of the letter to be written), and you MUST send for her tomorrow morning. Then everything fell quiet, it was over, I went on with my night as usual, as every night. The next morning, I wrote what had been decided and she came; and, well, when she came she knew what she had to know and she did exactly what had to be done. She even said, I will do only what you tell me to do.
   And I will add a detail (not a very pleasant one, but it gives the measure of the truth): there were two bits of tooth she had to extract; first she extracted one, and it was just about normal, then she pulled the second one out, and there was a sort of hemorrhage: a huge quantity of blood had accumulated, thick and black the blood of a dangerous congestion. But I had felt it (there was a pain in the brain, a pain in the ear, a pain), and I thought, Thats not good, I should take care. The body was conscious that something was amiss. And quite an unusual hemorrhage. I even remarked to T., Its good it came out. She said, Oh, yes!

0 1965-04-23, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But last night, as it happened, in the course of all the circumstances, I was with someone whom I know very well (not materially) and I had white hair, and that person told me, Oh, its very fine, just go ahead like that. Then I saw my face. I had a pale face, but not white, and white hair falling onto the neck, very white (the white of black hair), with a few black tresses in itwhite hair. And I said, But no! When one has white hair (I dont know what Language I was speaking because one doesnt hear any sounds, one understands inwardly) white hair like this isnt pretty. So (laughing) when I came back to my usual state, I thought, Oh, but what a strange face I had!
   Its a little tiring. Every time theres a new difficulty to be overcome, a problem to be solved, something to be set in order.

0 1965-06-26, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Mother nods her head) What Language will future people speak! All this is very poor. All these Languages are poor. In India alone, from one region to another they dont understand each otherwithout English they wouldnt understand each other at all.
   Is there nothing better than this Spirit? Purusha wont do at all, its too long, three syllables. Lets just say that to C.S. But if he doesnt like it, its going to give him a lot of trouble.
   But in French, too, everything we say is an approximation! Which means that if you adopt your own Language, its quite all right, but you are the only one to understand it truly.
   If we take a new word, it should be a word with force, thats the important point.

0 1965-08-07, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And all the disorders were not only erased in their unpleasant, disagreeable effects (that is to say, the pain had disappeared, to speak their ordinary Language), but were consciously TAKING PART in the progress of the being. Then it becomes splendid!
   But I told you (see how it is!) that I wouldnt talk about it, because when I talk it stops the experience and I have to wait for some time before it recursit never recurs in the same way. Which means that the experience I had today, now its finished. I have talked about it, its finished. I have to move ahead towards something better. If you dont talk, you can keep the experience for a time, till the effect is extinguished. When you talk, its finished; it belongs to the past and you have to move ahead towards something new.

0 1966-03-04, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   All this is just words, but thats all we have. One day, perhaps, we will have words and a Language capable of saying these things properly; thats possible, but it will still be a translation.
   There is here a level (gesture at breast level) where something plays with words, images, sentences, like that (shimmering, undulating gesture): it makes pretty images; and it has a power to put you in contact with the thing, maybe a greater power (at least as great, but maybe greater) than here (gesture at the top of the forehead), than the metaphysical expression (metaphysical is a way of putting it). Images. That is, poetry. There is in it an almost more direct access to that inexpressible Vibration. I see Sri Aurobindos expression in its poetic form, it has a charm and a simplicitya simplicity and a softness and a penetrating charm that puts you in direct contact much more intimately than all those things of the head.

0 1966-06-18, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Why have men created such fixed things as Languages? Its so deliberately narrow and limited. And I think thats what abolished in man the possibility of intuition, because
   He is forced to become so narrow in order to make himself understood. You feel you could be sitting in front of a genius and have no means to communicate, except like this (gesture above the head of a communication on a higher plane).

0 1966-06-25, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And I have never said anything because we dont speak the same Language. But perhaps G. [the head of the cottage industry] would be glad to have her?
   But that needs your approval. How should she go and see G.? She would need a note from you or

0 1966-12-07, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I dont think so, because up there, theres no Language. Theres no Language.
   Yes, but isnt there something that exactly corresponds to the words?
   I dont hear words. I receive something, which is always direct and imperative (and I clearly feel its from there [gesture above], somewhere around there). But it may, for instance, be expressed almost simultaneously, almost at the same time, in English and in French. And I am convinced that if I knew other Languages, if I were familiar with other Languages, it could be expressed in several Languages. Its the same thing as what in the past used to be called the gift of tongues. There were prophets who spoke, and everyone heard in his native tonguehe spoke in any