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Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
On_the_Free_Choice_of_the_Will
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(toc)
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Integral_Yoga
The_Ladder_of_Divine_Ascent
The_Perennial_Philosophy
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Words_Of_Long_Ago

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
1.2.11_-_Patience_and_Perseverance
1.26_-_PERSEVERANCE_AND_REGULARITY
7.05_-_Patience_and_Perseverance

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
0.03_-_Letters_to_My_little_smile
0.05_-_Letters_to_a_Child
0.06_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Sadhak
0.09_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Teacher
01.08_-_Walter_Hilton:_The_Scale_of_Perfection
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
0.12_-_Letters_to_a_Student
0.14_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
03.02_-_Yogic_Initiation_and_Aptitude
05.01_-_Man_and_the_Gods
05.02_-_Gods_Labour
06.07_-_Total_Transformation_Demands_Total_Rejection
06.12_-_The_Expanding_Body-Consciousness
08.05_-_Will_and_Desire
08.17_-_Psychological_Perfection
08.30_-_Dealing_with_a_Wrong_Movement
08.34_-_To_Melt_into_the_Divine
1.01f_-_Introduction
1.01_-_Principles_of_Practical_Psycho_therapy
1.01_-_SAMADHI_PADA
1.01_-_The_Four_Aids
1.01_-_The_Science_of_Living
1.01_-_Who_is_Tara
1.02_-_Education
1.02_-_Meditating_on_Tara
1.02_-_Skillful_Means
1.02_-_The_Eternal_Law
1.02_-_The_Stages_of_Initiation
1.03_-_The_Sephiros
1.04_-_On_blessed_and_ever-memorable_obedience
1.04_-_Sounds
1.04_-_The_Paths
1.05_-_CHARITY
1.05_-_Pratyahara_and_Dharana
1.05_-_Problems_of_Modern_Psycho_therapy
1.05_-_Qualifications_of_the_Aspirant_and_the_Teacher
1.05_-_Some_Results_of_Initiation
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.06_-_Of_imperfections_with_respect_to_spiritual_gluttony.
1.06_-_Psychic_Education
1.07_-_On_mourning_which_causes_joy.
1.07_-_Raja-Yoga_in_Brief
1.08_-_The_Four_Austerities_and_the_Four_Liberations
1.08_-_THINGS_THE_GERMANS_LACK
1.09_-_Concentration_-_Its_Spiritual_Uses
1.09_-_Taras_Ultimate_Nature
1.10_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Intelligent_Will
1.1.4_-_The_Physical_Mind_and_Sadhana
1.16_-_Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Evocational_Magic
1.2.07_-_Surrender
1.2.08_-_Faith
1.2.11_-_Patience_and_Perseverance
1.240_-_Talks_2
1.24_-_RITUAL,_SYMBOL,_SACRAMENT
1.2.4_-_Speech_and_Yoga
1.25_-_SPIRITUAL_EXERCISES
1.26_-_PERSEVERANCE_AND_REGULARITY
1.27_-_On_holy_solitude_of_body_and_soul.
1.300_-_1.400_Talks
1.4.01_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Guidance
1.4.03_-_The_Guru
14.08_-_A_Parable_of_Sea-Gulls
1.51_-_Homeopathic_Magic_of_a_Flesh_Diet
1914_04_07p
1951-01-13_-_Aim_of_life_-_effort_and_joy._Science_of_living,_becoming_conscious._Forces_and_influences.
1951-01-25_-_Needs_and_desires._Collaboration_of_the_vital,_mind_an_accomplice._Progress_and_sincerity_-_recognising_faults._Organising_the_body_-_illness_-_new_harmony_-_physical_beauty.
1951-01-27_-_Sleep_-_desires_-_repression_-_the_subconscient._Dreams_-_the_super-conscient_-_solving_problems._Ladder_of_being_-_samadhi._Phases_of_sleep_-_silence,_true_rest._Vital_body_and_illness.
1951-02-17_-_False_visions_-_Offering_ones_will_-_Equilibrium_-_progress_-_maturity_-_Ardent_self-giving-_perfecting_the_instrument_-_Difficulties,_a_help_in_total_realisation_-_paradoxes_-_Sincerity_-_spontaneous_meditation
1951-03-05_-_Disasters-_the_forces_of_Nature_-_Story_of_the_charity_Bazar_-_Liberation_and_law_-_Dealing_with_the_mind_and_vital-_methods
1951-03-26_-_Losing_all_to_gain_all_-_psychic_being_-_Transforming_the_vital_-_physical_habits_-_the_subconscient_-_Overcoming_difficulties_-_weakness,_an_insincerity_-_to_change_the_world_-_Psychic_source,_flash_of_experience_-_preparation_for_yoga
1951-03-29_-_The_Great_Vehicle_and_The_Little_Vehicle_-_Choosing_ones_family,_country_-_The_vital_being_distorted_-_atavism_-_Sincerity_-_changing_ones_character
1953-07-29
1954-06-02_-_Learning_how_to_live_-_Work,_studies_and_sadhana_-_Waste_of_the_Energy_and_Consciousness
1954-07-28_-_Money_-_Ego_and_individuality_-_The_shadow
1954-11-24_-_Aspiration_mixed_with_desire_-_Willing_and_desiring_-_Children_and_desires_-_Supermind_and_the_higher_ranges_of_mind_-_Stages_in_the_supramental_manifestation
1954-12-22_-_Possession_by_hostile_forces_-_Purity_and_morality_-_Faith_in_the_final_success_-Drawing_back_from_the_path
1955-03-30_-_Yoga-shakti_-_Energies_of_the_earth,_higher_and_lower_-_Illness,_curing_by_yogic_means_-_The_true_self_and_the_psychic_-_Solving_difficulties_by_different_methods
1955-05-18_-_The_Problem_of_Woman_-_Men_and_women_-_The_Supreme_Mother,_the_new_creation_-_Gods_and_goddesses_-_A_story_of_Creation,_earth_-_Psychic_being_only_on_earth,_beings_everywhere_-_Going_to_other_worlds_by_occult_means
1955-10-05_-_Science_and_Ignorance_-_Knowledge,_science_and_the_Buddha_-_Knowing_by_identification_-_Discipline_in_science_and_in_Buddhism_-_Progress_in_the_mental_field_and_beyond_it
1956-01-18_-_Two_sides_of_individual_work_-_Cheerfulness_-_chosen_vessel_of_the_Divine_-_Aspiration,_consciousness,_of_plants,_of_children_-_Being_chosen_by_the_Divine_-_True_hierarchy_-_Perfect_relation_with_the_Divine_-_India_free_in_1915
1956-01-25_-_The_divine_way_of_life_-_Divine,_Overmind,_Supermind_-_Material_body__for_discovery_of_the_Divine_-_Five_psychological_perfections
1956-06-06_-_Sign_or_indication_from_books_of_revelation_-_Spiritualised_mind_-_Stages_of_sadhana_-_Reversal_of_consciousness_-_Organisation_around_central_Presence_-_Boredom,_most_common_human_malady
1956-12-12_-_paradoxes_-_Nothing_impossible_-_unfolding_universe,_the_Eternal_-_Attention,_concentration,_effort_-_growth_capacity_almost_unlimited_-_Why_things_are_not_the_same_-_will_and_willings_-_Suggestions,_formations_-_vital_world
1956-12-26_-_Defeated_victories_-_Change_of_consciousness_-_Experiences_that_indicate_the_road_to_take_-_Choice_and_preference_-_Diversity_of_the_manifestation
1957-03-22_-_A_story_of_initiation,_knowledge_and_practice
1958-06-25_-_Sadhana_in_the_body
1958_11_14
1972-01-12
1972-01-15
1972-01-19
1.whitman_-_Salut_Au_Monde
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_II-_Book_First-_The_Wanderer
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IX-_Book_Eighth-_The_Parsonage
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_V-_Book_Fouth-_Despondency_Corrected
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_VII-_Book_Sixth-_The_Churchyard_Among_the_Mountains
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_X-_Book_Ninth-_Discourse_of_the_Wanderer,_and_an_Evening_Visit_to_the_Lake
1.ww_-_To_Dora
2.01_-_The_Yoga_and_Its_Objects
2.01_-_War.
2.03_-_The_Mother-Complex
2.05_-_Aspects_of_Sadhana
2.08_-_God_in_Power_of_Becoming
2.09_-_ADVICE_TO_THE_BRAHMOS
2.1.3.1_-_Students
2.1.3.4_-_Conduct
2.1.3_-_Wrong_Movements_of_the_Vital
2.18_-_M._AT_DAKSHINESWAR
2.20_-_2.29_-_RULES_FOR_HOUSEHOLDERS_AND_MONKS
2.2.3_-_Depression_and_Despondency
2.2.4_-_Sentimentalism,_Sensitiveness,_Instability,_Laxity
2.3.02_-_Opening,_Sincerity_and_the_Mother's_Grace
2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties
2.3.2_-_Desire
3.00.2_-_Introduction
3.04_-_On_Thought_-_III
3.1.3_-_Difficulties_of_the_Physical_Being
3.2.08_-_Bhakti_Yoga_and_Vaishnavism
3.2.3_-_Dreams
3.3.02_-_All-Will_and_Free-Will
4.04_-_Weaknesses
4.0_-_The_Path_of_Knowledge
4.1.1_-_The_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.1.2_-_The_Difficulties_of_Human_Nature
4.12_-_The_Way_of_Equality
4.18_-_Faith_and_shakti
4.2.3.05_-_Obstacles_to_the_Psychic's_Emergence
4.2.4_-_Time_and_CHange_of_the_Nature
4.2.5_-_Dealing_with_Depression_and_Despondency
4.3.2_-_Attacks_by_the_Hostile_Forces
4.4.1.07_-_Experiences_of_Ascent_and_Descent
7.01_-_The_Soul_(the_Psychic)
7.05_-_Patience_and_Perseverance
Big_Mind_(ten_perfections)
Blazing_P1_-_Preconventional_consciousness
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_XI._-_Augustine_passes_to_the_second_part_of_the_work,_in_which_the_origin,_progress,_and_destinies_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_are_discussed.Speculations_regarding_the_creation_of_the_world
ENNEAD_01.02_-_Concerning_Virtue.
ENNEAD_01.02_-_Of_Virtues.
ENNEAD_03.06_-_Of_the_Impassibility_of_Incorporeal_Entities_(Soul_and_and_Matter).
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text)
The_Anapanasati_Sutta__A_Practical_Guide_to_Mindfullness_of_Breathing_and_Tranquil_Wisdom_Meditation
The_Coming_Race_Contents
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
the_Eternal_Wisdom

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element_in_the_yoga
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SIMILAR TITLES
Perseverance

DEFINITIONS

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




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   13 The Mother
   9 Sri Aurobindo
   3 ?
   1 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   1 Saint John Climacus
   1 Lao Tzu
   1 Chamtrul Rinpoche
   1 Albert Einstein

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   16 Swami Vivekananda
   11 Angela Duckworth
   7 Sri Aurobindo
   7 Samuel Johnson
   7 Dean Koontz
   5 The Mother
   5 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   5 Charles Spurgeon
   5 Anonymous
   4 Orison Swett Marden
   4 Marie Curie
   4 Eric Ries
   4 Andrew Murray
   3 Thomas Jefferson
   3 Saint Francis de Sales
   3 Oswald Chambers
   3 Laozi
   3 Lao Tzu
   3 John C Maxwell
   3 Jocko Willink

1:For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance.
   ~ Lao Tzu,
2:Perseverance breaks down all obstacles.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Perserverance,
3:Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self criticism.
   ~ Albert Einstein,
4:Doubt is the mind’s persistent assailant. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
5:Perseverance: the decision to go to the very end ... [and] is patience in action
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
6:The aspiration is always the sign of the possibility and perseverance leads to the certitude of the realisation.
   ~ The Mother,
7:As the darkness disappears, the inner doors too will open. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
8:One must persist however long it takes, so only one can achieve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
9:Will: power of consciousness turned towards effectuation.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Elements of Yoga, Will and Perseverance, Will,
10:By having patience under all kinds of pressure you lay the foundations of peace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
11:One has to go on till the struggle is over and there is the straight and open and thornless way before us. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
12:The very first lesson in this Yoga is to face life and its trials with a quiet mind, a firm courage and an entire reliance on the Divine Shakti. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
13:One who has not the courage to face patiently and firmly life and its difficulties will never be able to go through the still greater inner difficulties of the sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
14:Just as light destroys darkness,
Generosity destroys miserliness,
Discipline destroys harmfulness.
Patience destroys intolerance,
Perseverance destroys laziness,
Concentration destroys distraction,
Wisdom destroys ignorance. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
15:What is obstinacy? How can one use it best?

   It is the wrong use of a great quality - perseverance. Make a good use of it and it will be all right. Be obstinate in your effort towards progress, and your obstinacy will become useful.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
16:Sincerity, Aspiration, Faith, Devotion and Self-Giving, Surrender to the Divine Will, Love, Openness and Receptivity, Purity and Humility, Gratitude and Faithfulness, Will and Perseverance, Enthusiasm, Hope and Straightforwardness, Happiness and Joy, Heroism and Bravery, Prudence and Balance, Truth and Speech ~ ?, toc,
17:For example, people in polar environments or space may experience increased fortitude, perseverance, independence, self-reliance, ingenuity, comradeship. ... Some astronauts and cosmonauts in space have reported transcendental experiences, religious insights, or a better sense of the unity of mankind as a result of viewing the Earth below and the cosmos beyond.
   ~ ?,
18:Have I the capacity and are there potentialities in me to follow this path?

   This is not the question, the question is whether you have the necessary aspiration, determination and perseverance and whether you can by the intensity and persistence of your aspiration make all the parts of your being answer to the call and become one in the consecration.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
19:...to do the integral yoga one must first resolve to surrender entirely to the Divine, there is no other way, this is the way. But after that one must have the five psychological virtues, five psychological perfections and we say that the perfections are 1.Sincerity or Transparency 2.Faith or Trust (Trust in the Divine) 3.Devotion or Gratitude 4.Courage or Inspiration 5.Endurance or Perseverance
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956,
20:The centre of the Mother's symbol represent the Divine Consciousness, the Supreme Mother, the Mahashakti.
   The four petals of the Mother's symbol represent the four Aspects or Personalities of the Mother; Maheshwari (Wisdom), Mahalakshmi(Harmony), Mahakali(Strength) and Mahasaraswati (Perfection).
   The twelve petals of the Mother's symbol represent; Sincerity, Humility, Gratitude, Perseverance, Aspiration, Receptivity, Progress, Courage, Goodness, Generosity, Equality, Peace.
   ~ ?, https://www.auroville.com/silver-ring-mother-s-symbol.html, [T5],
21:D.: Impurities of limitation, ignorance and desire (anava, mayika, and kamya) place obstacles in the way of meditation. How to conquer them?
M.: Not to be swayed by them.
D.: Grace is necessary.
M.: Yes, Grace is both the beginning and the end. Introversion is due to Grace: Perseverance is Grace; and Realisation is Grace. That is the reason for the statement: Mamekam saranam vraja (only surrender to Me). If one has entirely surrendered oneself is there any part left to ask for Grace? He is swallowed up by Grace. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 319,
22:What is needed is perseverance-to go on without discouragement, recognising that the process of the nature and the action of the Mother's force is working through the difficulty even and will do all that is needed. Our incapacity does not matter-there is no human being who is not in his parts of nature incapable-but the Divine Force is also there. If one puts one's trust in that, incapacity will be changed into capacity. Difficulty and struggle themselves then become a means towards the achievement.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother, Letters On The Mother,
23:the second aid, the need for effort and aspiration, utsaha :::
   The development of the experience in its rapidity, its amplitude, the intensity and power of its results, depends primarily, in the beginning of the path and long after, on the aspiration and personal effort of the sadhaka. The process of Yoga is a turning of the human soul from the egoistic state of consciousness absorbed in the outward appearances and attractions of things to a higher state in which the Transcendent and Universal can pour itself into the individiual mould and transform it. The first determining element in the siddhi is, therefore, the intensity of the turning, the force which directs the soul inward. The power of aspiration of the heart, the force of the will, the concentration of the mind, the perseverance and determination of the applied energy are the measure of that intensity. The ideal sadhaka should be able to say in the Biblical phrase, 'My zeal for the Lord has eaten me up.' It is this zeal for the Lord, -utsaha, the zeal of the whole nature for its divine results, vyakulata, the heart's eagerness for the attainment of the Divine, - that devours the ego and breaks up the petty limitations ...
   So long as the contact with the Divine is not in some considerable degree established, so long as there is not some measure of sustained identity, sayujya, the element of personal effort must normally predominate. But in proportion as this contact establishes itself, the sadhaka must become conscious that a force other than his own, a force transcending his egoistic endeavour and capacity, is at work in him and to this Power he learns progressively to submit himself and delivers up to it the charge of his Yoga.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids,
24:Sri Aurobindo tells us that surrender is the first and absolute condition for doing the yoga. Therefore it is not merely one of the required qualities, it is the very first indispensable attitude for commencing the yoga.

If you are not decided to make a total surrender, you cannot begin. But to make your surrender total, all the other qualities are necessary: sincerity, faith, devotion and aspiration.

And I add another one : endurance. Because if you are not able to face difficulties without getting discouraged, without giving up under the pretext that it is too difficult, if you are not able to receive blows and continue all the same, to "pocket" them, as it is said,—you receive blows because of your defects : you put them into your pocket and continue to march on without faltering; if you cannot do that with endurance, you will not go very far; at the first turning, when you lose sight of the little habitual life, you despair and give up the game.

The most material form of endurance is perseverance. Unless you are resolved to begin the same thing over again a thousand times if needed, you will arrive nowhere.

People come to me in despair : "But I thought it had been done, and I have to begin again !" And if they are told, "But it is nothing, you have to begin probably a hundred times, two hundred times, a thousand times", they lose all courage.

You take one step forward and you believe you are solid, but there will be always something that will bring about the same difficulty a little farther ahead.

You believe you have solved the problem, but will have to solve it again, it will present itself with just a little difference in its appearance, but it will be the same problem.

Thus there are people who have a fine experience and they exclaim, "Now, it is done !" Then things settle down, begin to fade, go behind a veil, and all on a sudden, something quite unexpected, a thing absolutely commonplace, that appears to be of no interest at all, comes before them and closes up the road. Then you lament: "Of what use is this progress that I have made, if I am to begin again !

Why is it so? I made an effort, I succeeded, I arrived at something and now it is as if I had done nothing. It is hopeless". This is because there is still the "I" and this "I" has no endurance.

If you have endurance, you say : "All right, I will begin again and again as long as necessary, a thousand times, ten thousand times, a million times, if necessary, but I will go to the end and nothing can stop me on the way".

That is very necessary.

Now, to sum up, we will put at the head of our list surrender. That is to say, we accept the fact that one must, in order to do the integral yoga, take the resolution of surrendering oneself wholly to the Divine. There is no other way, it is the way. ~ The Mother,
25:Mother, how to change one's consciousness?
   Naturally, there are many ways, but each person must do it by the means accessible to him; and the indication of the way usually comes spontaneously, through something like an unexpected experience. And for each one, it appears a little differently.
   For instance, one may have the perception of the ordinary consciousness which is extended on the surface, horizontally, and works on a plane which is simultaneously the surface of things and has a contact with the superficial outer side of things, people, circumstances; and then, suddenly, for some reason or other - as I say for each one it is different - there is a shifting upwards, and instead of seeing things horizontally, of being at the same level as they are, you suddenly dominate them and see them from above, in their totality, instead of seeing a small number of things immediately next to yourself; it is as though something were drawing you above and making you see as from a mountain-top or an aeroplane. And instead of seeing each detail and seeing it on its own level, you see the whole as one unity, and from far above.
   There are many ways of having this experience, but it usually comes to you as if by chance, one fine day.
   Or else, one may have an experience which is almost its very opposite but which comes to the same thing. Suddenly one plunges into a depth, one moves away from the thing one perceived, it seems distant, superficial, unimportant; one enters an inner silence or an inner calm or an inward vision of things, a profound feeling, a more intimate perception of circumstances and things, in which all values change. And one becomes aware of a sort of unity, a deep identity which is one in spite of the diverse appearances.
   Or else, suddenly also, the sense of limitation disappears and one enters the perception of a kind of indefinite duration beginningless and endless, of something which has always been and always will be.
   These experiences come to you suddenly in a flash, for a second, a moment in your life, you don't know why or how.... There are other ways, other experiences - they are innumerable, they vary according to people; but with this, with one minute, one second of such an existence, one catches the tail of the thing. So one must remember that, try to relive it, go to the depths of the experience, recall it, aspire, concentrate. This is the startingpoint, the end of the guiding thread, the clue. For all those who are destined to find their inner being, the truth of their being, there is always at least one moment in life when they were no longer the same, perhaps just like a lightning-flash - but that is enough. It indicates the road one should take, it is the door that opens on this path. And so you must pass through the door, and with perseverance and an unfailing steadfastness seek to renew the state which will lead you to something more real and more total.
   Many ways have always been given, but a way you have been taught, a way you have read about in books or heard from a teacher, does not have the effective value of a spontaneous experience which has come without any apparent reason, and which is simply the blossoming of the soul's awakening, one second of contact with your psychic being which shows you the best way for you, the one most within your reach, which you will then have to follow with perseverance to reach the goal - one second which shows you how to start, the beginning.... Some have this in dreams at night; some have it at any odd time: something one sees which awakens in one this new consciousness, something one hears, a beautiful landscape, beautiful music, or else simply a few words one reads, or else the intensity of concentration in some effort - anything at all, there are a thousand reasons and thousands of ways of having it. But, I repeat, all those who are destined to realise have had this at least once in their life. It may be very fleeting, it may have come when they were very young, but always at least once in one's life one has the experience of what true consciousness is. Well, that is the best indication of the path to be followed.
   One may seek within oneself, one may remember, may observe; one must notice what is going on, one must pay attention, that's all. Sometimes, when one sees a generous act, hears of something exceptional, when one witnesses heroism or generosity or greatness of soul, meets someone who shows a special talent or acts in an exceptional and beautiful way, there is a kind of enthusiasm or admiration or gratitude which suddenly awakens in the being and opens the door to a state, a new state of consciousness, a light, a warmth, a joy one did not know before. That too is a way of catching the guiding thread. There are a thousand ways, one has only to be awake and to watch.
   First of all, you must feel the necessity for this change of consciousness, accept the idea that it is this, the path which must lead to the goal; and once you admit the principle, you must be watchful. And you will find, you do find it. And once you have found it, you must start walking without any hesitation.
   Indeed, the starting-point is to observe oneself, not to live in a perpetual nonchalance, a perpetual apathy; one must be attentive.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956, [T6],
26:Education

THE EDUCATION of a human being should begin at birth and continue throughout his life.

   Indeed, if we want this education to have its maximum result, it should begin even before birth; in this case it is the mother herself who proceeds with this education by means of a twofold action: first, upon herself for her own improvement, and secondly, upon the child whom she is forming physically. For it is certain that the nature of the child to be born depends very much upon the mother who forms it, upon her aspiration and will as well as upon the material surroundings in which she lives. To see that her thoughts are always beautiful and pure, her feelings always noble and fine, her material surroundings as harmonious as possible and full of a great simplicity - this is the part of education which should apply to the mother herself. And if she has in addition a conscious and definite will to form the child according to the highest ideal she can conceive, then the very best conditions will be realised so that the child can come into the world with his utmost potentialities. How many difficult efforts and useless complications would be avoided in this way!

   Education to be complete must have five principal aspects corresponding to the five principal activities of the human being: the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual. Usually, these phases of education follow chronologically the growth of the individual; this, however, does not mean that one of them should replace another, but that all must continue, completing one another until the end of his life.

   We propose to study these five aspects of education one by one and also their interrelationships. But before we enter into the details of the subject, I wish to make a recommendation to parents. Most parents, for various reasons, give very little thought to the true education which should be imparted to children. When they have brought a child into the world, provided him with food, satisfied his various material needs and looked after his health more or less carefully, they think they have fully discharged their duty. Later on, they will send him to school and hand over to the teachers the responsibility for his education.

   There are other parents who know that their children must be educated and who try to do what they can. But very few, even among those who are most serious and sincere, know that the first thing to do, in order to be able to educate a child, is to educate oneself, to become conscious and master of oneself so that one never sets a bad example to one's child. For it is above all through example that education becomes effective. To speak good words and to give wise advice to a child has very little effect if one does not oneself give him an example of what one teaches. Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. Quite naturally a child has respect and admiration for his parents; unless they are quite unworthy, they will always appear to their child as demigods whom he will try to imitate as best he can.

   With very few exceptions, parents are not aware of the disastrous influence that their own defects, impulses, weaknesses and lack of self-control have on their children. If you wish to be respected by a child, have respect for yourself and be worthy of respect at every moment. Never be authoritarian, despotic, impatient or ill-tempered. When your child asks you a question, do not give him a stupid or silly answer under the pretext that he cannot understand you. You can always make yourself understood if you take enough trouble; and in spite of the popular saying that it is not always good to tell the truth, I affirm that it is always good to tell the truth, but that the art consists in telling it in such a way as to make it accessible to the mind of the hearer. In early life, until he is twelve or fourteen, the child's mind is hardly open to abstract notions and general ideas. And yet you can train it to understand these things by using concrete images, symbols or parables. Up to quite an advanced age and for some who mentally always remain children, a narrative, a story, a tale well told teach much more than any number of theoretical explanations.

   Another pitfall to avoid: do not scold your child without good reason and only when it is quite indispensable. A child who is too often scolded gets hardened to rebuke and no longer attaches much importance to words or severity of tone. And above all, take good care never to scold him for a fault which you yourself commit. Children are very keen and clear-sighted observers; they soon find out your weaknesses and note them without pity.

   When a child has done something wrong, see that he confesses it to you spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, with kindness and affection make him understand what was wrong in his movement so that he will not repeat it, but never scold him; a fault confessed must always be forgiven. You should not allow any fear to come between you and your child; fear is a pernicious means of education: it invariably gives birth to deceit and lying. Only a discerning affection that is firm yet gentle and an adequate practical knowledge will create the bonds of trust that are indispensable for you to be able to educate your child effectively. And do not forget that you have to control yourself constantly in order to be equal to your task and truly fulfil the duty which you owe your child by the mere fact of having brought him into the world.

   Bulletin, February 1951

   ~ The Mother, On Education,
27:Depression, unless one has a strong will, suggests, "This is not worth while, one may have to wait a lifetime." As for enthusiasm, it expects to see the vital transformed overnight: "I am not going to have any difficulty henceforth, I am going to advance rapidly on the path of yoga, I am going to gain the divine consciousness without any difficulty." There are some other difficulties.... One needs a little time, much perseverance. So the vital, after a few hours - perhaps a few days, perhaps a few months - says to itself: "We haven't gone very far with our enthusiasm, has anything been really done? Doesn't this movement leave us just where we were, perhaps worse than we were, a little troubled, a little disturbed? Things are no longer what they were, they are not yet what they ought to be. It is very tiresome, what I am doing." And then, if one pushes a little more, here's this gentleman saying, "Ah, no! I have had enough of it, leave me alone. I don't want to move, I shall stay in my corner, I won't trouble you, but don't bother me!" And so one has not gone very much farther than before.
   This is one of the big obstacles which must be carefully avoided. As soon as there is the least sign of discontentment, of annoyance, the vital must be spoken to in this way, "My friend, you are going to keep calm, you are going to do what you are asked to do, otherwise you will have to deal with me." And to the other, the enthusiast who says, "Everything must be done now, immediately", your reply is, "Calm yourself a little, your energy is excellent, but it must not be spent in five minutes. We shall need it for a long time, keep it carefully and, as it is wanted, I shall call upon your goodwill. You will show that you are full of goodwill, you will obey, you won't grumble, you will not protest, you will not revolt, you will say 'yes, yes', you will make a little sacrifice when asked, you will say 'yes' wholeheartedly."
   So we get started on the path. But the road is very long. Many things happen on the way. Suddenly one thinks one has overcome an obstacle; I say "thinks", because though one has overcome it, it is not totally overcome. I am going to take a very obvious instance, of a very simple observation. Someone has found that his vital is uncontrollable and uncontrolled, that it gets furious for nothing and about nothing. He starts working to teach it not to get carried away, not to flare up, to remain calm and bear the shocks of life without reacting violently. If one does this cheerfully, it goes quite quickly. (Note this well, it is very important: when you have to deal with your vital take care to remain cheerful, otherwise you will get into trouble.) One remains cheerful, that is, when one sees the fury rise, one begins to laugh. Instead of being depressed and saying, "Ah! In spite of all my effort it is beginning all over again", one begins to laugh and says, "Well, well! One hasn't yet seen the end of it. Look now, aren't you ridiculous, you know quite well that you are being ridiculous! Is it worthwhile getting angry?" One gives it this lesson cheerfully. And really, after a while it doesn't get angry again, it is quiet - and one relaxes one's attention. One thinks the difficulty has been overcome, one thinks a result has at last been reached: "My vital does not trouble me any longer, it does not get angry now, everything is going fine." And the next day, one loses one's temper. It is then one must be careful, it is then one must not say, "Here we are, it's no use, I shall never achieve anything, all my efforts are futile; all this is an illusion, it is impossible." On the contrary, one must say, "I wasn't vigilant enough." One must wait long, very long, before one can say, "Ah! It is done and finished." Sometimes one must wait for years, many years....
   I am not saying this to discourage you, but to give you patience and perseverance - for there is a moment when you do arrive. And note that the vital is a small part of your being - a very important part, we have said that it is the dynamism, the realising energy, it is very important; but it is only a small part. And the mind!... which goes wandering, which must be pulled back by all the strings to be kept quiet! You think this can be done overnight? And your body?... You have a weakness, a difficulty, sometimes a small chronic illness, nothing much, but still it is a nuisance, isn't it? You want to get rid of it. You make efforts, you concentrate; you work upon it, establish harmony, and you think it is finished, and then.... Take, for instance, people who have the habit of coughing; they can't control themselves or almost can't. It is not serious but it is bothersome, and there seems to be no reason why it should ever stop. Well, one tells oneself, "I am going to control this." One makes an effort - a yogic effort, not a material one - one brings down consciousness, force, and stops the cough. And one thinks, "The body has forgotten how to cough." And it is a great thing when the body has forgotten, truly one can say, "I am cured." But unfortunately it is not always true, for this goes down into the subconscient and, one day, when the balance of forces is not so well established, when the strength is not the same, it begins again. And one laments, "I believed that it was over! I had succeeded and told myself, 'It is true that spiritual power has an action upon the body, it is true that something can be done', and there! it is not true. And yet it was a small thing, and I who want to conquer immortality! How will I succeed?... For years I have been free from this small thing and here it is beginning anew!" It is then that you must be careful. You must arm yourself with an endless patience and endurance. You do a thing once, ten times, a hundred times, a thousand times if necessary, but you do it till it gets done. And not done only here and there, but everywhere and everywhere at the same time. This is the great problem one sets oneself. That is why, to those who come to tell me very light-heartedly, "I want to do yoga", I reply, "Think it over, one may do the yoga for a number of years without noticing the least result. But if you want to do it, you must persist and persist with such a will that you should be ready to do it for ten lifetimes, a hundred lifetimes if necessary, in order to succeed." I do not say it will be like that, but the attitude must be like that. Nothing must discourage you; for there are all the difficulties of ignorance of the different states of being, to which are added the endless malice and the unbounded cunning of the hostile forces in the world.... They are there, do you know why? They have been.... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951,
28:
   The whole question.


The whole question? And now, do you understand?... Not quite? I told you that you did not understand because it was muddled up; in one question three different ideas were included. So naturally it created a confusion. But taken separately they are what I explained to you just now, most probably; that is to say, one has this altogether ignorant and obliterated consciousness and is convinced that he is the cause and effect, the origin and result of himself, separate from all others, separate with a limited power to act upon others and a little greater capacity to be set in movement by others or to react to others' influence. That is how people think usually, something like that, isn't that so? How do you feel, you? What effect do you have upon yourself? And you? And you?... You have never thought about it? You have never looked into yourself to see what effect you exercise upon yourself? Never thought over it? No? How do you feel? Nobody will tell me? Come, you tell me that. Never tried to understand how you feel? Yes? No? How strange! Never sought to understand how, for example, decisions take place in you? From where do they come? What makes you decide one thing rather than another? And what is the relation between a decision of yours and your action? And to what extent do you have the freedom of choice between one thing and another? And how far do you feel you are able to, you are free to do this or that or that other or nothing at all?... You have pondered over that? Yes? Is there any one among the students who has thought over it? No? Nobody put the question to himself? You? You?...

Even if one thinks over it, perhaps one is not able to answer!

One cannot explain?

No.

It is difficult to explain? Even this simple little thing, to see where in your consciousness the wills that come from outside meet your will (which you call yours, which comes from within), at what place the two join together and to what extent the one from outside acts upon that from within and the one from within acts upon that from outside? You have never tried to find this out? It has never seemed to you unbearable that a will from outside should have an action upon your will? No?

I do not know.

Oh! I am putting very difficult problems! But, my children, I was preoccupied with that when I was a child of five!... So I thought you must have been preoccupied with it since a long time. In oneself, there are contradictory wills. Yes, many. That is one of the very first discoveries. There is one part which wants things this way; and then at another moment, another way, and a third time, one wants still another thing! Besides, there is even this: something that wants and another which says no. So? But it is exactly that which has to be found if you wish in the least to organise yourself. Why not project yourself upon a screen, as in the cinema, and then look at yourself moving on it? How interesting it is!

This is the first step.

You project yourself on the screen and then observe and see all that is moving there and how it moves and what happens. You make a little diagram, it becomes so interesting then. And then, after a while, when you are quite accustomed to seeing, you can go one step further and take a decision. Or even a still greater step: you organise - arrange, take up all that, put each thing in its place, organise in such a way that you begin to have a straight movement with an inner meaning. And then you become conscious of your direction and are able to say: "Very well, it will be thus; my life will develop in that way, because that is the logic of my being. Now, I have arranged all that within me, each thing has been put in its place, and so naturally a central orientation is forming. I am following this orientation. One step more and I know what will happen to me for I myself am deciding it...." I do not know, I am telling you this; to me it seemed terribly interesting, the most interesting thing in the world. There was nothing, no other thing that interested me more than that.

This happened to me.... I was five or six or seven years old (at seven the thing became quite serious) and I had a father who loved the circus, and he came and told me: "Come with me, I am going to the circus on Sunday." I said: "No, I am doing something much more interesting than going to the circus!" Or again, young friends invited me to attend a meeting where we were to play together, enjoy together: "No, I enjoy here much more...." And it was quite sincere. It was not a pose: for me, it was like this, it was true. There was nothing in the world more enjoyable than that.

And I am so convinced that anybody who does it in that way, with the same freshness and sincerity, will obtain most interesting results.... To put all that on a screen in front of yourself and look at what is happening. And the first step is to know all that is happening and then you must not try to shut your eyes when something does not appear pleasant to you! You must keep them wide open and put each thing in that way before the screen. Then you make quite an interesting discovery. And then the next step is to start telling yourself: "Since all that is happening within me, why should I not put this thing in this way and then that thing in that way and then this other in this way and thus wouldn't I be doing something logical that has a meaning? Why should I not remove that thing which stands obstructing the way, these conflicting wills? Why? And what does that represent in the being? Why is it there? If it were put there, would it not help instead of harming me?" And so on.

And little by little, little by little, you see clearer and then you see why you are made like that, what is the thing you have got to do - that for which you are born. And then, quite naturally, since all is organised for this thing to happen, the path becomes straight and you can say beforehand: "It is in this way that it will happen." And when things come from outside to try and upset all that, you are able to say: "No, I accept this, for it helps; I reject that, for that harms." And then, after a few years, you curb yourself as you curb a horse: you do whatever you like, in the way you like and you go wherever you like.

It seems to me this is worth the trouble. I believe it is the most interesting thing.

...

You must have a great deal of sincerity, a little courage and perseverance and then a sort of mental curiosity, you understand, curious, seeking to know, interested, wanting to learn. To love to learn: that, one must have in one's nature. To find it impossible to stand before something grey, all hazy, in which nothing is seen clearly and which gives you quite an unpleasant feeling, for you do not know where you begin and where you end, what is yours and what is not yours and what is settled and what is not settled - what is this pulp-like thing you call yourself in which things get intermingled and act upon one another without even your being aware of it? You ask yourself: "But why have I done this?" You know nothing about it. "And why have I felt that?" You don't know that, either. And then, you are thrown into a world outside that is only fog and you are thrown into a world inside that is also for you another kind of fog, still more impenetrable, in which you live, like a cork thrown upon the waters and the waves carry it away or cast it into the air, and it drops and rolls on. That is quite an unpleasant state. I do not know, but to me it appears unpleasant.

To see clearly, to see one's way, where one is going, why one is going there, how one is to go there and what one is going to do and what is the kind of relation with others... But that is a problem so wonderfully interesting - it is interesting - and you can always discover things every minute! One's work is never finished.

There is a time, there is a certain state of consciousness when you have the feeling that you are in that condition with all the weight of the world lying heavy upon you and besides you are going in blinkers and do not know where you are going, but there is something which is pushing you. And that is truly a very unpleasant condition. And there is another moment when one draws oneself up and is able to see what is there above, and one becomes it; then one looks at the world as though from the top of a very very high mountain and one sees all that is happening below; then one can choose one's way and follow it. That is a more pleasant condition. This then is truly the truth, you are upon earth for that, surely. All individual beings and all the little concentrations of consciousness were created to do this work. It is the very reason for existence: to be able to become fully conscious of a certain sum of vibrations representing an individual being and put order there and find one's way and follow it.

And so, as men do not know it and do not do it, life comes and gives them a blow here: "Oh! that hurts", then a blow there: "Ah! that's hurting me." And the thing goes on like that and all the time it is like that. And all the time they are getting pain somewhere. They suffer, they cry, they groan. But it is simply due to that reason, there is no other: it is that they have not done that little work. If, when they were quite young, there had been someone to teach them to do the work and they had done it without losing time, they could have gone through life gloriously and instead of suffering they would have been all-powerful masters of their destiny.

This is not to say that necessarily all things would become pleasant. It is not at all that. But your reaction towards things becomes the true reaction and instead of suffering, you learn; instead of being miserable, you go forward and progress. After all, I believe it is for this that you are here - so that there is someone who can tell you: "There, well, try that. It is worth trying." ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 199,
29:The Science of Living

To know oneself and to control oneself

AN AIMLESS life is always a miserable life.

Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life.

   Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others.

   But whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realised unless you have realised perfection in yourself.

   To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being and their respective activities. You must learn to distinguish these different parts one from another, so that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the many impulses, reactions and conflicting wills that drive you to action. It is an assiduous study which demands much perseverance and sincerity. For man's nature, especially his mental nature, has a spontaneous tendency to give a favourable explanation for everything he thinks, feels, says and does. It is only by observing these movements with great care, by bringing them, as it were, before the tribunal of our highest ideal, with a sincere will to submit to its judgment, that we can hope to form in ourselves a discernment that never errs. For if we truly want to progress and acquire the capacity of knowing the truth of our being, that is to say, what we are truly created for, what we can call our mission upon earth, then we must, in a very regular and constant manner, reject from us or eliminate in us whatever contradicts the truth of our existence, whatever is opposed to it. In this way, little by little, all the parts, all the elements of our being can be organised into a homogeneous whole around our psychic centre. This work of unification requires much time to be brought to some degree of perfection. Therefore, in order to accomplish it, we must arm ourselves with patience and endurance, with a determination to prolong our life as long as necessary for the success of our endeavour.

   As you pursue this labour of purification and unification, you must at the same time take great care to perfect the external and instrumental part of your being. When the higher truth manifests, it must find in you a mind that is supple and rich enough to be able to give the idea that seeks to express itself a form of thought which preserves its force and clarity. This thought, again, when it seeks to clothe itself in words, must find in you a sufficient power of expression so that the words reveal the thought and do not deform it. And the formula in which you embody the truth should be manifested in all your feelings, all your acts of will, all your actions, in all the movements of your being. Finally, these movements themselves should, by constant effort, attain their highest perfection.

   All this can be realised by means of a fourfold discipline, the general outline of which is given here. The four aspects of the discipline do not exclude each other, and can be followed at the same time; indeed, this is preferable. The starting-point is what can be called the psychic discipline. We give the name "psychic" to the psychological centre of our being, the seat within us of the highest truth of our existence, that which can know this truth and set it in movement. It is therefore of capital importance to become conscious of its presence in us, to concentrate on this presence until it becomes a living fact for us and we can identify ourselves with it.

   In various times and places many methods have been prescribed for attaining this perception and ultimately achieving this identification. Some methods are psychological, some religious, some even mechanical. In reality, everyone has to find the one which suits him best, and if one has an ardent and steadfast aspiration, a persistent and dynamic will, one is sure to meet, in one way or another - outwardly through reading and study, inwardly through concentration, meditation, revelation and experience - the help one needs to reach the goal. Only one thing is absolutely indispensable: the will to discover and to realise. This discovery and realisation should be the primary preoccupation of our being, the pearl of great price which we must acquire at any cost. Whatever you do, whatever your occupations and activities, the will to find the truth of your being and to unite with it must be always living and present behind all that you do, all that you feel, all that you think.

   To complement this movement of inner discovery, it would be good not to neglect the development of the mind. For the mental instrument can equally be a great help or a great hindrance. In its natural state the human mind is always limited in its vision, narrow in its understanding, rigid in its conceptions, and a constant effort is therefore needed to widen it, to make it more supple and profound. So it is very necessary to consider everything from as many points of view as possible. Towards this end, there is an exercise which gives great suppleness and elevation to the thought. It is as follows: a clearly formulated thesis is set; against it is opposed its antithesis, formulated with the same precision. Then by careful reflection the problem must be widened or transcended until a synthesis is found which unites the two contraries in a larger, higher and more comprehensive idea.

   Many other exercises of the same kind can be undertaken; some have a beneficial effect on the character and so possess a double advantage: that of educating the mind and that of establishing control over the feelings and their consequences. For example, you must never allow your mind to judge things and people, for the mind is not an instrument of knowledge; it is incapable of finding knowledge, but it must be moved by knowledge. Knowledge belongs to a much higher domain than that of the human mind, far above the region of pure ideas. The mind has to be silent and attentive to receive knowledge from above and manifest it. For it is an instrument of formation, of organisation and action, and it is in these functions that it attains its full value and real usefulness.

   There is another practice which can be very helpful to the progress of the consciousness. Whenever there is a disagreement on any matter, such as a decision to be taken, or an action to be carried out, one must never remain closed up in one's own conception or point of view. On the contrary, one must make an effort to understand the other's point of view, to put oneself in his place and, instead of quarrelling or even fighting, find the solution which can reasonably satisfy both parties; there always is one for men of goodwill.

   Here we must mention the discipline of the vital. The vital being in us is the seat of impulses and desires, of enthusiasm and violence, of dynamic energy and desperate depressions, of passions and revolts. It can set everything in motion, build and realise; but it can also destroy and mar everything. Thus it may be the most difficult part to discipline in the human being. It is a long and exacting labour requiring great patience and perfect sincerity, for without sincerity you will deceive yourself from the very outset, and all endeavour for progress will be in vain. With the collaboration of the vital no realisation seems impossible, no transformation impracticable. But the difficulty lies in securing this constant collaboration. The vital is a good worker, but most often it seeks its own satisfaction. If that is refused, totally or even partially, the vital gets vexed, sulks and goes on strike. Its energy disappears more or less completely and in its place leaves disgust for people and things, discouragement or revolt, depression and dissatisfaction. At such moments it is good to remain quiet and refuse to act; for these are the times when one does stupid things and in a few moments one can destroy or spoil the progress that has been made during months of regular effort. These crises are shorter and less dangerous for those who have established a contact with their psychic being which is sufficient to keep alive in them the flame of aspiration and the consciousness of the ideal to be realised. They can, with the help of this consciousness, deal with their vital as one deals with a rebellious child, with patience and perseverance, showing it the truth and light, endeavouring to convince it and awaken in it the goodwill which has been veiled for a time. By means of such patient intervention each crisis can be turned into a new progress, into one more step towards the goal. Progress may be slow, relapses may be frequent, but if a courageous will is maintained, one is sure to triumph one day and see all difficulties melt and vanish before the radiance of the truth-consciousness.

   Lastly, by means of a rational and discerning physical education, we must make our body strong and supple enough to become a fit instrument in the material world for the truth-force which wants to manifest through us.

   In fact, the body must not rule, it must obey. By its very nature it is a docile and faithful servant. Unfortunately, it rarely has the capacity of discernment it ought to have with regard to its masters, the mind and the vital. It obeys them blindly, at the cost of its own well-being. The mind with its dogmas, its rigid and arbitrary principles, the vital with its passions, its excesses and dissipations soon destroy the natural balance of the body and create in it fatigue, exhaustion and disease. It must be freed from this tyranny and this can be done only through a constant union with the psychic centre of the being. The body has a wonderful capacity of adaptation and endurance. It is able to do so many more things than one usually imagines. If, instead of the ignorant and despotic masters that now govern it, it is ruled by the central truth of the being, you will be amazed at what it is capable of doing. Calm and quiet, strong and poised, at every minute it will be able to put forth the effort that is demanded of it, for it will have learnt to find rest in action and to recuperate, through contact with the universal forces, the energies it expends consciously and usefully. In this sound and balanced life a new harmony will manifest in the body, reflecting the harmony of the higher regions, which will give it perfect proportions and ideal beauty of form. And this harmony will be progressive, for the truth of the being is never static; it is a perpetual unfolding of a growing perfection that is more and more total and comprehensive. As soon as the body has learnt to follow this movement of progressive harmony, it will be possible for it to escape, through a continuous process of transformation, from the necessity of disintegration and destruction. Thus the irrevocable law of death will no longer have any reason to exist.

   When we reach this degree of perfection which is our goal, we shall perceive that the truth we seek is made up of four major aspects: Love, Knowledge, Power and Beauty. These four attributes of the Truth will express themselves spontaneously in our being. The psychic will be the vehicle of true and pure love, the mind will be the vehicle of infallible knowledge, the vital will manifest an invincible power and strength and the body will be the expression of a perfect beauty and harmony.

   Bulletin, November 1950

   ~ The Mother, On Education,
30:"The lessening of evil breeds abstinence from evil; and
abstinence from evil is the beginning of repentance; and
the beginning of repentance is the beginning of salvation; and
the beginning of salvation is a good resolve; and
a good resolve is the mother of labors. And
the beginning of labors is the virtues; and
the beginning of the virtues is a flowering, and
the flowering of virtue is the beginning of activity. And
the offspring of virtue is perseverance; and
the fruit and offspring of persevering practice is habit, and
the child of habit is character. And
good character is the mother of fear; and
fear gives birth to the keeping of commandments in which I include both Heavenly and earthly. And
the keeping of the commandments is a sign of love; and
the beginning of love is an abundance of humility; and
an abundance of humility is the daughter of dispassion; and
the acquisition of the latter is the fullness of love, that is to say, the perfect indwelling of God in those who through dispassion are pure in heart, for they shall see God.
And to Him the glory for all eternity. Amen" ~ Saint John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent,

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1:relaxed perseverance. ~ Sharon Salzberg
2:Perseverance brings good luck. ~ Paulo Coelho
3:Only fool keeps mocking perseverance. ~ Toba Beta
4:God grants victory to perseverance. ~ Simon Bolivar
5:Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. ~ Victor Hugo
6:In the end, it's all about perseverance. ~ Dean Koontz
7:There is no armor like perseverance. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
8:Perseverance is more than endurance." ~ Oswald Chambers
9:God bless perseverance. Because it's not easy. ~ Junot Diaz
10:In perseverance ye shall possess your souls. ~ Luke XXI. 19
11:Patience, passion and perseverance equals success. ~ Pitbull
12:Perseverance is one key. And do what you like. ~ Elodie Yung
13:By perseverance the snail reached the ark. ~ Charles Spurgeon
14:Courage, determination, perseverance, dedication. ~ Anonymous
15:I’ve been gifted with patience and perseverance. ~ Starla Huchton
16:Perseverance and perspective until victory. ~ Lincoln Diaz Balart
17:Patience and perseverance can overcome mountains. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
18:PERSEVERANCE is the badge of true saints. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
19:There is a fine line between perseverance and madness. ~ Lynda Obst
20:By perseverance the snail reached the ark. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
21:Grit has two components: passion and perseverance. ~ Angela Duckworth
22:Prayer unaccompanied by perseverance leads to no result. ~ John Calvin
23:With patience and perseverance all prayers get fulfilled. ~ The Mother
24:Hope and perseverance—that’s what I learned from books. ~ Tiffany Reisz
25:Perseverance, my dear Lord. Keeps honour bright. ~ William Shakespeare
26:Perseverance is a great element of success. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
27:perseverance isn’t a virtue if what you’re doing is wrong, ~ Scott Meyer
28:Thankfully, perseverance is a good substitute for talent. ~ Steve Martin
29:Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. ~ Julie Andrews
30:Purity, perseverance, and energy- these three I want. ~ Swami Vivekananda
31:Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent. ~ Steve Martin
32:The highly accomplished were paragons of perseverance. ~ Angela Duckworth
33:Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages. ~ George Washington
34:Ability and perseverance are the weapons of weakness. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
35:Sometimes I think the greatest talent of all is perseverance. ~ Mitch Albom
36:There’s a fine line between noble perseverance and insanity, ~ Louise Penny
37:Passion without perseverance
is fire without fuel. ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen
38:Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield. ~ Benjamin Franklin
39:Innovation = Inspiration + Perspiration + Perseverance. ~ Juan Roman Riquelme
40:Perseverance and gratefulness makes ​hope closer to the blessing. ~ Toba Beta
41:I'm learning new levels of patience, perseverance and desire. ~ Kevin Jorgeson
42:My dad always told me that perseverance furthers. He was right. ~ Elaine Paige
43:Perseverance is impossible if we don't permit ourselves to hope. ~ Dean Koontz
44:Perseverance is impossible if we don’t permit ourselves to hope. ~ Dean Koontz
45:We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. ~ Marie Curie
46:A writer's two greatest tools are imagination and perseverance. ~ Mark Rubinstein
47:Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. ~ Samuel Johnson
48:Long distance running is particularly good training in perseverance. ~ Mao Zedong
49:Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. ~ Julie Andrews Edwards
50:The only tip I have for an artist is perseverance... Never give up. ~ Wayne White
51:Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance. ~ Abigail Adams
52:I found myself with a perseverance worthy of a much better cause. ~ Charles Dickens
53:You cannot fake effort; talent is great, but perseverance is necessary. ~ Amy Bloom
54:Pray with perseverance, with faith, with calmness and serenity. ~ Pio of Pietrelcina
55:I look for struggle in the roles I choose - struggle and perseverance. ~ Vera Farmiga
56:My children, if you desire perseverance, be devout to our Blessed Lady. ~ Philip Neri
57:The perseverance in this world, despite it all, of things done right. ~ Ben H Winters
58:Final perseverance is the necessary evidence of genuine conversion. ~ Charles Spurgeon
59:Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th time. ~ Julie Andrews Edwards
60:By perseverance, study, and eternal desire, any man can become great. ~ George S Patton
61:Practice is a talent. Perseverance is a talent. Hard work is a talent. ~ Abhinav Bindra
62:To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. ~ Swami Vivekananda
63:Perseverance in almost any plan is better than fickleness and fluctuation, ~ Ron Chernow
64:For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance. ~ Laozi
65:Perseverance may be just as important as speed in the battle for the future. ~ Gary Hamel
66:Some miracles occur instantaneously, while others take time and perseverance. ~ Anonymous
67:TALENT PROVIDES HOPE FOR ACCOMPLISHMENT, BUT PERSEVERANCE GUARANTEES IT. ~ John C Maxwell
68:To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language. ~ Thomas Jefferson
69:For all things difficult to acquire the intelligent man works with perseverance. ~ Lao-tse
70:Perseverance means having an urgency, firmness, resolve, and consistency. ~ Lysa TerKeurst
71:Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent. ~ William Cobbett
72:The will is the spirit of perseverance, and perseverance holds clear success. ~ Ameen Rihani
73:If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. ~ Swami Vivekananda
74:Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct. ~ Paula Abdul
75:The lives of great men and women are miracles of patience and perseverance. ~ Mary Baker Eddy
76:For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance.
   ~ Lao Tzu,
77:Perseverance breaks down all obstacles.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Perserverance,
78:Success comes from stubborn perseverance and the tenacity not to admit defeat ~ Kim Hyun joong
79:suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. ~ Jamie Bennett
80:One seldom knows whether perseverance is noble or stupid until it’s too late. ~ Edward St Aubyn
81:Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self criticism. ~ Albert Einstein
82:The perseverance in this world, despite it all, of things done right. Carefully ~ Ben H Winters
83:There is no barrier to success which diligence and perseverance cannot hurdle. ~ Oscar Micheaux
84:Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams. ~ Benjamin Carson
85:Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. ~ Ambrose Bierce
86:The Yankee: In acuteness and perseverance, he resembles the Scotch. In frugal ~ Frances Trollope
87:what often distinguished great people of the arts wasn’t genius, but perseverance. ~ Louise Penny
88:Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self criticism.
   ~ Albert Einstein,
89:A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance. ~ Gary Hamel
90:Spiritual joy arises from purity of the heart and perseverance in prayer. ~ Saint Francis of Assisi
91:Genius, that power which dazzles mortal eyes, is but perseverance in disguise. ~ Orison Swett Marden
92:The stories in the magazines are lies: hard work and perseverance don’t lead to success. ~ Eric Ries
93:Life is difficult no matter what, but hard work and perseverance make it a lot easier. ~ Donald Trump
94:Oh well," said Miss Marple, "it's just perseverance, isn't it, that leads to things. ~ Agatha Christie
95:Patience and perseverance at lengthAccomplish more than anger or brute strength. ~ Jean de La Fontaine
96:Perseverance is a silent power that grows irresistibly greater with time. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
97:It is a human thing to sin, but perseverance in sin is a thing of the devil. ~ Saint Catherine of Siena
98:'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause,-and of obstinacy in a bad one. ~ Laurence Sterne
99:If he’d learned one lesson in his long life, it was that perseverance was the key to success. ~ I T Lucas
100:I want to accept all the difficulties that face me in life with perseverance and patience. ~ Ameen Rihani
101:Recite your Rosary with faith, with humility, with confidence, and with perseverance. ~ Louis de Montfort
102:Though perseverance does not come from our power, yet it comes within our power. ~ Saint Francis de Sales
103:Living your purpose will require a HUGE amount of faith, courage, tenacity and perseverance. ~ Mastin Kipp
104:Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of the hard work you already did! ~ Newt Gingrich
105:Power Thought: I will not give up. I will run my race with perseverance and finish with joy. ~ Joyce Meyer
106:But let perseverance have her perfect work that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. ~ James I. 4
107:Doubt is the mind’s persistent assailant. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
108:Final perseverance is the doctrine that wins the eternal victory in small things as in great ~ Muriel Spark
109:Imagination, devotion, perseverance, together with divine grace, will assure your success. ~ Haile Selassie
110:It's perseverance that's the key. It's persevering for long enough to achieve your potential. ~ Lynn Davies
111:Three rules of success in fashion: perseverance, dream a bit and be passionate about it. ~ Grace Coddington
112:Few lack talent, but most people lack the vision and perseverance to develop their talents. ~ Orrin Woodward
113:If you want to be successful in a particular field, perseverance is one of the key qualities. ~ George Lucas
114:It's all about perseverance. I just had this attitude … where failure was just not an option. ~ Brian Binnie
115:No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
116:The secret to genius is not genetics but daily practice married with relentless perseverance. ~ Robin Sharma
117:The utility of perseverance in absurdity is more than I could ever discern. Edmund Burke ~ Barbara W Tuchman
118:Our security is assured by our perseverance and by our sure belief in the success of liberty. ~ George W Bush
119:Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love. ~ Swami Vivekananda
120:Any damn fool can put on a deal, but it takes genius, faith and perseverance to create a brand. ~ David Ogilvy
121:One training session won't change anything, but 10 will. Perseverance and straight up training. ~ Mauricio Rua
122:Suffering through your fears and anxieties is what allows you to build courage and perseverance. ~ Mark Manson
123:A 41-inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee - a lot more. ~ Jayne Mansfield
124:Hard work, studying and perseverance will get you no where in life......it's all about kissing ass ~ Mark Hoppus
125:My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker. ~ Robert Wise
126:Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. ~ Newt Gingrich
127:Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love. ~ Swami Vivekananda
128:Trading is a sport of survival, reinvention, and perseverance, even for the successful trader. ~ Mike Bellafiore
129:Bear with the various opinions of everybody. Patience, purity, and perseverance will prevail. ~ Swami Vivekananda
130:If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. No mistake in that. ~ Swami Vivekananda
131:Mastery of creative tension brings out the capacity for perseverance and patience. Time is an ally. ~ Peter Senge
132:Patient perseverance in well doing is infinitely harder than a sudden and impulsive self-sacrifice. ~ Horace Mann
133:Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. ~ Biz Stone
134:I find faith in human perseverance, even as the universe throws challenge after challenge our way. ~ David Levithan
135:Mastery of creative tension brings out the capacity for perseverance and patience. Time is an ally. ~ Peter M Senge
136:Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
137:He will unfailingly be pleased with our patience and take note of our diligence and perseverance. ~ Francis de Sales
138:Woman has suffered for eons, and that has given her infinite patience and infinite perseverance. ~ Swami Vivekananda
139:In time of revolution, with perseverance and courage, a soldier should think nothing impossible. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
140:No one who shall invoke this Mother of Grace with devotion and perseverance can possibly perish forever. ~ John Eudes
141:Perseverance is going one mile past the end of the mile past where you knew you couldn’t go any further. ~ J T Cope IV
142:The Prophet (SAW) said: 'Knowledge is only gained through learning and clemency is only gained through perseverance. ~
143:Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire. ~ William Godwin
144:By perseverance the snail reached the ark. A mouse may find a hole, be the room ever so full of cats. ~ Charles Spurgeon
145:Perseverance in almost any plan is better than fickleness and fluctuation. (Alexander Hamilton, July 1792) ~ Ron Chernow
146:Perseverance: the decision to go to the very end ... [and] is patience in action
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
147:Becoming a professional artist takes talent and perseverance, even more so when the field is photography. ~ Clyde Butcher
148:Purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles. All great things must of necessity be slow. ~ Swami Vivekananda
149:He will unfailingly be pleased with our patience and take note of our diligence and perseverance. ~ Saint Francis de Sales
150:Perseverance and tact are the two most important qualities for the individual who wants to move ahead. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
151:I'll admit that it's not easy to get an agent, but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance. ~ Nicholas Sparks
152:Peace and solidarity in Europe is not a law of nature. It requires caring, effort and perseverance ~ Helle Thorning Schmidt
153:The aspiration is always the sign of the possibility and perseverance leads to the certitude of realisation. ~ ~ The Mother
154:what we eventually accomplish may depend more on our passion and perseverance than on our innate talent. ~ Angela Duckworth
155:As the darkness disappears, the inner doors too will open. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
156:Infinite patience, infinite purity, and infinite perseverance are the secret of success in a good cause. ~ Swami Vivekananda
157:Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy and perseverances. ~ Orison Swett Marden
158:One form of perseverance is the daily discipline of trying to do things better than we did yesterday. So, ~ Angela Duckworth
159:Satan will make many a fierce attack on your perseverance; it will be the mark for all his arrows. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
160:Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” (James 1:4, ~ Craig Groeschel
161:Enthusiasm, if fueled by inspiration and perseverance, travels with passion and its destination is excellence. ~ Napoleon Hill
162:For any marginalized group to change the story that society tells about them takes courage and perseverance. ~ Sharon Salzberg
163:There's a novel in every life's story. You must have courage, perseverance and use imagination to unearth it. ~ Mark Rubinstein
164:You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance. ~ Lou Holtz
165:Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. ~ George Eliot
166:If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavor, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. ~ George Lucas
167:Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. ~ Marie Curie
168:The aspiration is always the sign of the possibility and perseverance leads to the certitude of the realisation.
   ~ The Mother,
169:You need an immense amount of luck and perseverance to even be on the playing field for success on a grand scale. ~ Chris Gethard
170:Dig into almost every overnight success story and you’ll find about a decade’s worth of hard work and perseverance. ~ Austin Kleon
171:Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. ~ Samuel Johnson
172:It was this combination of passion and perseverance that made high achievers special. In a word, they had grit. ~ Angela Duckworth
173:One must persist however long it takes, so only one can achieve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
174:In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
175:Opportunities are not offered. They must be wrested and worked for. And this calls for perseverance... and courage. ~ Indira Gandhi
176:I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance. ~ Vincent Van Gogh
177:I've a long list of things I don't know how I've done, but I've done them. In the end, it's always about perseverance. ~ Dean Koontz
178:Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears ~ Gillian Anderson
179:My songs have always had hope and perseverance in them - I never write songs that have no escape hatch, no positivity. ~ Jakob Dylan
180:Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance. ~ Scott Hamilton
181:Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears. ~ Gillian Anderson
182:Much shedding of blood, many great actions, and triumphs, toil and perseverance are the end of all things human. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
183:Perseverance is a choice. It's not a simple, one-time choice, it's a daily one. There's never a final decision. ~ Margaret J Wheatley
184:I always say perseverance is nine-tenths of any art — not that it's much help to be nine-tenths an artist, of course. ~ Peter S Beagle
185:Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours. ~ Orison Swett Marden
186:From my dad I learned to be good to people, to always be honest and straightforward. I learned hard work and perseverance. ~ Luke Bryan
187:In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm. ... In the real world, all rests on perseverance. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
188:success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed : pay the price and it is yours. ~ Orison Swett Marden
189:Faith does not make things happen. It merely breeds perseverance; which helps one persist in making things happen. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
190:I grew up living paycheck-to-paycheck. Through hard work and perseverance, I now live direct-deposit to direct-deposit. ~ Lani Lynn Vale
191:I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. ~ Steve Jobs
192:I pray to God to give me perseverance and to deign that I be a faithful witness to Him to the end of my life for my God. ~ Saint Patrick
193:Poverty doesn’t give you strength or teach you lessons about perseverance. No, poverty only teaches you how to be poor. ~ Sherman Alexie
194:There is a life you can love, but it takes courage, perseverance, and a little cunning to get there. It takes a warrior. ~ John Eldredge
195:Your dreams are merely seeds; hard work, and perseverance, are the water and sunlight that allow them to grow to fruition. ~ Al Boudreau
196:Our trouble isn’t lack of perseverance, it’s that we’re not on the right road that leads to an easy death. Going ~ Louis Ferdinand C line
197:… so that you won’t become lazy, but imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and perseverance. Hebrews 6:12 ~ Beth Moore
198:The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. ~ Samuel Adams
199:The offspring of virtue is perseverance. The fruit and offspring of perseverance is habit and child of habit is character. ~ John Climacus
200:Wealth is more often the result of a lifestyle of hard work, perseverance, planning, and, most of all, self-discipline. ~ Thomas J Stanley
201:Clarity and perseverance are difficult in American society because the basis of capitalism is greed and dissatisfaction. ~ Natalie Goldberg
202:Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. ~ Vince Lombardi
203:Perseverance does not equal worthiness. Next time you want to get my attention, wear something fun. Low-riding jeans are hot. ~ Hugh Laurie
204:The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and to possess the aptitude and perseverance to attain it. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
205:You've got to say, "I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it." It's called perseverance. ~ Lee Iacocca
206:If you practice yoga every day with perseverance, you will be able to face the turmoil of life with steadiness and maturity. ~ B K S Iyengar
207:In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance. ~ H Jackson Brown Jr
208:We may not get what we want, when we want. But with a bit of perseverance and a lot of patience, we can get what we need. ~ Sarah Strohmeyer
209:hope is a combination of setting goals, having the tenacity and perseverance to pursue them, and believing in our own abilities. ~ Bren Brown
210:In all their wars against the French they [the Americans] never showed such conduct, attention and perseverance as they do now. ~ Thomas Gage
211:Nature is slow, but sure; she works no faster than need be; she is the tortoise that wins the race by her perseverance. ~ Henry David Thoreau
212:BJ Novak gets the Perseverance Award for graduating from Harvard and being unemployed for the entire plane ride to Los Angeles. ~ Andy Kindler
213:Long shots do come in and hard work, dedication and perseverance will overcome almost any prejudice and open almost any door. ~ John H Johnson
214:Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless. ~ Scott Hamilton
215:Prison itself is a tremendous education in the need for patience and perseverance. It is above all a test of one's commitment. ~ Nelson Mandela
216:The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
217:The future is too soon the past. So make perseverance your excellence and go confidently in the direction of your dreams. ~ Henry David Thoreau
218:There is a saying: Genius is perseverance. While genius does not consist entirely of editing, without editing it's pretty useless. ~ Susan Bell
219:Hope never stands alone,” he said in a dry, husky voice. “It is born of valor and perseverance. It rides the back of courage. ~ D Barkley Briggs
220:Perseverance is not a passive submission to circumstances-it is a strong and active response to the difficult events of life. ~ Elizabeth George
221:Perseverance is not a passive submission to circumstances—it is a strong and active response to the difficult events of life. ~ Elizabeth George
222:what we accomplish in the marathon of life depends tremendously on our grit—our passion and perseverance for long-term goals. ~ Angela Duckworth
223:Will: power of consciousness turned towards effectuation.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Elements of Yoga, Will and Perseverance, Will,
224:Above all else, steady, productive, unrelenting perseverance. Just be “The Terminator” – never stop, never give up, never relent. ~ Jason Navallo
225:I could say we've grown more comfortable with peace than joy, patience over hope, and perseverance feels the same as love. ~ Jessica Francis Kane
226:Perseverance... keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery. ~ William Shakespeare
227:The whole economy of this lower world proves that it is by labor and perseverance only that good is obtained and evil is avoided. ~ Patrick Henry
228:To succeed, we must have the will to succeed, we must have stamina, determination, backbone, perseverance, self-reliance, and faith. ~ B C Forbes
229:Wanting to win isn't enough. You have to go through a process to improve. That takes patience, perseverance, and intentionality. ~ John C Maxwell
230:All the performances of human art, at which we look with praise or wonder, are instances of the resistless force of perseverance. ~ Samuel Johnson
231:By having patience under all kinds of pressure you lay the foundations of peace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
232:If there is one doctrine I have preached more than another, it is the doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints even to the end. ~ Charles Spurgeon
233:You must be kind to others. You must foster a caretaker personality of gentleness and perseverance, even in the midst of adversity. ~ Frederick Lenz
234:Dream big dreams, and pursue those dreams with courage, optimism and perseverance. Commit yourself to making the world a better place. ~ Pat Williams
235:I also know, as an entrepreneur myself, you face new obstacles every day and you need to have the perseverance to see them through. ~ Richard Branson
236:I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory. ~ Anthony Hamilton
237:I believe that I am very lucky to have close friends who are faithful. From my friends, I have learned the importance of perseverance. ~ Julia Cameron
238:No more can the reader hope to learn virtue merely by reading this book—unless, of course, it is so boring as to demand perseverance! ~ Dalai Lama XIV
239:I salute you for your courage, and I applaud your perseverance, and I embrace you for your faith in the face of adversarial forces. ~ Alanis Morissette
240:she has discovered that what we eventually accomplish may depend more on our passion and perseverance than on our innate talent. She ~ Angela Duckworth
241:I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance,” wrote John D. Rockefeller. ~ Sean Patrick
242:I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the unsuccessful ones is pure perseverance. —STEVE JOBS ~ Graham Moore
243:Because what is love if not an exercise in faith.
Because what is love if not perseverance.
Because what is love if not forgiveness. ~ Lisa Gardner
244:Patience plays an enormous part in perseverance as we wait and trust for what is to come—what God has in store for those who worship Him. ~ Beverly Lewis
245:Sure, it will be hard, but all you need to be a writer is perseverance, a low-level alcohol dependency, and a questionable moral compass. ~ Anna Kendrick
246:Find out what your passions are and gauge your limit. Because success requires hard work and perseverance and sadly, not everyone has the two. ~ Nik Halik
247:In perseverance, in self command, in forethought, in all virtues which conduce to success in life, the Scots have never been surpassed. ~ Thomas B Macaulay
248:Turtles carry their homes on their backs They’re exposed and hidden at the same time. They’re a symbol of strength and perseverance ~ Christina Baker Kline
249:Physical strength (hard work), mental strength (perseverance) and spiritual strength (love & acceptance) are the keys to continuous growth. ~ Rickson Gracie
250:purging trial, fidelities through storm, perseverance through mediocrities, and pursuit of Divine destiny through the allurements of earth. ~ Fulton J Sheen
251:The great lesson of my life is perseverance. Never give up. It’s like my brother said, “Isn’t one minute of pain worth a lifetime of glory? ~ Louis Zamperini
252:I honour endurance, perseverance, industry, talent; because these are the means by which men achieve great ends and mount to lofty eminence. ~ Charlotte Bront
253:In fashion, you have to have perseverance. You have to do it again and again, but it's something that comes out of my heart, and I love it. ~ Carolina Herrera
254:Who would ever know the greater graces of comfort and perseverance, mercy and forgiveness, patience and courage, if no shadows fell over a life? ~ Ann Voskamp
255:It is the faith and perseverance and single-mindedness with which Hitler has perfected his weapons of destruction that commands my admiration. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
256:Overnight success is a myth. Dig into almost every overnight success story and you’ll find about a decade’s worth of hard work and perseverance. ~ Austin Kleon
257:Austere perseverance, hash and continuous... rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistible greater with time. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
258:It [what you choose to do] has got to be something that you're passionate about because otherwise you won't have the perseverance to see it through. ~ Steve Jobs
259:Perseverance in object, though not by the most direct way, is often more laudable than perpetual changes, as often as the object shifts light. ~ Thomas Jefferson
260:One must pray to God without any selfish desire. But selfish worship, if practiced with perseverance, is gradually turned into selfless worship. ~ Sri Ramakrishna
261:Only those who keep walking get sweet returns... look at the sun's perseverance- dynamic & always on the move, never dormant... hence keep moving. ~ Narendra Modi
262:15 percent of success could be attributed to training and education, while 85 percent was attributed to attitude, perseverance, diligence, and vision. ~ Dave Ramsey
263:Imagination allows you to think of the journey worth making. Motivation gets you started. But, it's patience and perseverance that get you there. ~ Ernie J Zelinski
264:Perseverance. Force of purpose. Indomitable will. Those traits were once uniquely part of the American DNA. But they’ve been weakening for some time. ~ Ryan Holiday
265:I see the notion of talent as quite irrelevant. I see instead perseverance, application, industry, assiduity, will, will, will, desire, desire, desire. ~ Gordon Lish
266:Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
267:The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will and the other from a strong won’t. —Howard Ward Beecher ~ Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
268:Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness. ~ Ricky Martin
269:Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. ~ Oswald Chambers
270:Leadership is not just some empty formulas but establishing deep connection at soul levels through service, integrity, passion, perseverance and equanimity. ~ Amit Ray
271:Only if you mix knowledge with attitude, character, perseverance, vision, diligence, and extreme levels of work will your college degree produce for you. ~ Dave Ramsey
272:The grim reality is that most start-ups fail. Most new products are not successful. Yet the story of perseverance, creative genius, and hard work persists. ~ Eric Ries
273:Making the absolute best of ourselves is not an easy task. It is a pleasurable pursuit...but it requires patience, persistence, and perseverance. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
274:In America, here is how we operate: We work for what we want, and we get ahead. We never take no for answer, and we deserve the rewards of our perseverance. ~ E Lockhart
275:He who knows he has enough is rich. Perseverance is a sign of will power. He who stays where he is endures. To die but not to perish is to be eternally present. ~ Lao Tzu
276:Everybody wants to make more movies. You see any movie, and it's just a feat of human strength and perseverance. It is a brutally challenging business. ~ Jay Chandrasekhar
277:First, perseverance trumps talent. Second, do what you want to do, otherwise why bother? Third, be ethical; it might rub off on others. Fourth, don't give up. ~ Jay Maisel
278:I also learned that years of hard work are often mistaken for innate talent, and that passion is as necessary as perseverance to world-class excellence. ~ Angela Duckworth
279:Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. ~ Plutarch
280:Ten high virtues: benevolence; spiritual life; intelligence; renunciation; perseverance; energy; patience; truthfulness; love for others; equality of soul. ~ Sangiti Sutta
281:The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance. I can let go but I don't give up. I don't beat myself up about negative things. ~ Phylicia Rashad
282:If you want to be a leader, the good news is that you can do it. Everyone has the potential, but it isn't accomplished overnight. It requires perseverance. ~ John C Maxwell
283:One has to go on till the struggle is over and there is the straight and open and thornless way before us. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
284:My personal story has always been about perseverance and always getting up when I fall. Maybe I'm not Olympic champion, but I can teach the world about that. ~ Jeremy Abbott
285:generates the greatest trust and respect in your relationships. Suffering through your fears and anxieties is what allows you to build courage and perseverance. ~ Mark Manson
286:I honour endurance, perseverance, industry, talent; because these are the means by which men achieve great ends and mount to lofty eminence. -St.John Rivers ~ Charlotte Bront
287:Nancy was more impulsive than industrious, more generous than wise, more plucky than prudent; she had none too much perseverance and no patience at all. ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin
288:Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all those who would climb, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
289:(Remember, human capital embodies not only classroom training but also perseverance, honesty, creativity—virtues that lend themselves to finding work.) Some ~ Charles Wheelan
290:The miracle or the power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit. ~ Mark Twain
291:There is scarcely anything that is right that we cannot hope to accomplish by labor and perseverance. But the first must be earnest and the second unremitting. ~ Robert E Lee
292:Painting is a faith and that it brings with it the duty to pay no heed to public opinion - and that in it one conquers by perseverance and not by giving in. ~ Vincent Van Gogh
293:The tools of his trade included faith, perseverance, resilience, and the ability to learn—to change and to grow. But his greatest tool of all, always, was hope. ~ Shimon Peres
294:God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them. ~ C S Lewis
295:In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance. ~ Mao Zedong
296:The award goes to her because she has discovered that what we eventually accomplish may depend more on our passion and perseverance than on our innate talent. ~ Angela Duckworth
297:It is perseverance, and not genius that takes a man to the top. Rome is full of unrecognized geniuses. Only perseverance enables you to move forward in the world. ~ Robert Harris
298:leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory, particularly when doubters question whether victory is even possible. As ~ Jocko Willink
299:Nice is a pallid virtue. Not like honesty or courage or perseverance. On the other hand, in a nation notably lacking in civility, there is much to be said for nice. ~ Molly Ivins
300:Solitude is the one place where we can gain freedom from the forces of society that will otherwise relentlessly mold us. Solitude requires relentless perseverance. ~ John Ortberg
301:Character, courage, industry and perseverance are the four pillars on which the whole edifice of human life can be built and failure is a word unknown to me. ~ Muhammad Ali Jinnah
302:In summary, all great work is the fruit of patience and perseverance, combined with tenacious concentration on a subject over a period of months or years. ~ Santiago Ramon y Cajal
303:2 ‡ Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[1] whenever you face trials of many kinds,† 3because you know that the testing of your faith† produces perseverance.† ~ Anonymous
304:I am proud to represent people who care so deeply about their communities. Their perseverance and strength only motivates me more as their representative in Congress. ~ Martha Roby
305:I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. ~ John D Rockefeller
306:Perseverance is always the way to go. You have to stay mentally prepared. You have to make sure you have some self discipline in order to recover from injuries. ~ Amar e Stoudemire
307:Send silent blessings to those that oppose you, so they may also find peace within themselves—and the strength and perseverance to embark on their life path. ~ Kasi Kaye Iliopoulos
308:There is a call to spiritual perseverance. A call not to hang on and do nothing, but to work deliberately, knowing with certainty that God will never be defeated. ~ Oswald Chambers
309:Know it for certain that without steady devotion for the Guru and unflinching patience and perseverance, nothing is to be achieved. You must have strict morality. ~ Swami Vivekananda
310:Persistence is the devious alter-ego of perseverance. Perseverance provides us the stamina to realize our visions, whereas persistence drives us into self-destruction. ~ Joan Marques
311:Much more than talent or a pleasant personality, perseverance and persistence will open doors for you, if you simply keep working toward your goal and refuse to give up. ~ Buzz Aldrin
312:be to the glory of God, in full surrender to His will, in full assurance of faith, in the name of Jesus, and with a perseverance that, if need be, refuses to be denied. ~ Andrew Murray
313:Sober perseverance is more effective than enthusiastic emotions, which are all too capable of being transferred, with little difficulty, to something different each day. ~ Vaclav Havel
314:Truth, honesty, perseverance, strength, love of all kinds and forgiveness are all beautiful, Tack. The most beautiful stories ever told are the most difficult to take. ~ Kristen Ashley
315:Maturity is perseverance-the ability to sweat out a project or a situation, in spite of heavy opposition and discouraging setbacks, and stick with it until it is finished. ~ Ann Landers
316:Too much vigor in the beginning of an undertaking often intercepts and prevents the steadiness and perseverance always necessary in the conduct of a complicated scheme. ~ Samuel Johnson
317:Life, Stormy says, is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. It's about perseverance, about staying on your feet and slogging forward no matter what. ~ Dean Koontz
318:Life, Stormy says, is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. It’s about perseverance, about staying on your feet and slogging forward no matter what. ~ Dean Koontz
319:God, this is a dark place. I may not see it now, but I believe it’s working for me. I’m getting stronger. I’m developing patience and perseverance and learning to trust You. ~ Joel Osteen
320:I like the idea of stubbornness because it’s less lofty than “tenacity” or “perseverance.” We don’t have to be heroes to be stubborn. We can just be pains in the butt. ~ Steven Pressfield
321:Much has been accomplished during the last year in the campaign against terrorism. This struggle will require vigilance, perseverance and sacrifice for many years to come. ~ Paul Cellucci
322:Perseverance can lend the appearance of dignity and grandeur to many actions, just as silence in company affords wisdom and apparent intelligence to a stupid person. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg
323:The Orenda is a powerful story from history, folklore and the imagination, based on the universality of human cruelty, superstition and perseverance. Wonderful writing. ~ Linden MacIntyre
324:I'd say determination is the single most important quality in a startup founder. If the founders I spoke with were superhuman in any way, it was in their perseverance. ~ Jessica Livingston
325:Stories of perseverance and extraordinary courage always inspire me. This piece in a book called Everyday Greatness by Stephen R. Covey has remained with me ever since. ~ A P J Abdul Kalam
326:The perseverance to do anything, to be anything.
To thrive.
Someday, that word will belong to us too.
After years of coming up short, it’s all I’ve ever wanted. ~ Krista Ritchie
327:What I love about the East End is that theres a great perseverance, determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance. ~ Eddie Marsan
328:Don't be discouraged, but know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance brings character, and character brings hope, and this is a hope which will not disappoint us. ~ Jon Foreman
329:The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it. Wishing you a great journey. ~ Kalpana Chawla
330:When I began my humanitarian work, I understood that in order to gain credibility I needed patience, commitment and unwavering perseverance. I needed to ignore the skeptics. ~ Bianca Jagger
331:We learned that leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory, particularly when doubters question whether victory is even possible. ~ Jocko Willink
332:If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. ~ Samuel Johnson
333:It must be to the glory of God, in full surrender to His will, in full assurance of faith, in the name of Jesus, and with a perseverance that, if need be, refuses to be denied. ~ Andrew Murray
334:To begin is easy; to persevere is sanctity.- Let your perseverance not be a blind consequence of the first impulse, the work of inertia: let it be a reflective perseverance. ~ Josemaria Escriva
335:We learned that leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory, particularly when doubters question whether victory is even possible. As ~ Jocko Willink
336:All the information you need is available to you to have a successful career in music, if you're paying attention, and not closed off to anything. Remember, Perseverance is King. ~ Bradley Joseph
337:Many companies aspire to change the world. But very few have all the elements required: talent, resources and perseverance. Microsoft has proven that it has all three in abundance. ~ Satya Nadella
338:Milton Berle is an inspiration to every young person that wants to get into show business. Hard work, perseverance, and discipline: all the things you need...when you have no talent. ~ Dean Martin
339:Playing sport has become very important today, since it can encourage young people to develop important values such as loyalty, perseverance, friendship, sharing and solidarity. ~ Pope John Paul I
340:Because here’s the secret: in the kingdom of God, as long as you’re still fighting, you’re winning. God doesn’t hand out medals for performance. He hands out crowns for perseverance. ~ Holley Gerth
341:God allows us to give rise to the practice of two beautiful virtues: perseverance, which leads us to attain the goal, and constancy, which helps us to overcome difficulties. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul
342:I am thankful for the adversities, which have crossed my pathway, for they taught me tolerance, sympathy, self-control, perseverance and some other virtues I might never have known. ~ Napoleon Hill
343:I want to find people who have had to work hard and who have learned from their failures. Perseverance is no guarantee you’ll succeed, but without it, it’s almost guaranteed you won’t. ~ Steve Case
344:Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. ~ Thomas Carlyle
345:Humility, and the most patient perseverance, seem almost as necessary in gardening as rain and sunshine, and every failure must be used as a stepping-stone to something better. ~ Elizabeth von Arnim
346:Only so you can appeal to your God and pray Him to support and bless your courage, your work, your perseverance, your strength, your resolution, and with all these your claim on life. ~ Adolf Hitler
347:Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. —JAMES 1:4 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. ~ Sarah Young
348:There has never been any great person who never met great trials and oppositions but their patience, tenacity, endurance and perseverance saw them to the end as great people ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
349:When I think about parallels between myself and an Olympian, I believe that success in the world of business is underpinned by very similar principles of perseverance and hard work. ~ Lakshmi Mittal
350:Life is a war against a spiritual enemy we cannot see. We can’t win on our own, but the God who sees all gives us courage, perseverance, and wisdom to win an otherwise unwinnable war. ~ Mark Driscoll
351:My skills are unique. Forged over a lifetime of dedication and hard work. It is not talent. It is not luck. It is nothing less than perseverance that makes me the best at what I do. For ~ A Zavarelli
352:The surest method against scandal is to live it down by perseverance in well-doing, and by prayer to God that He would cure the distempered mind of those who traduce and injure us. ~ Herman Boerhaave
353:My entire mission in life is to help women take over the world. Not by force (the route so many men have taken since the beginning of time), but with compassion, perseverance, and love. ~ Kevyn Aucoin
354:Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. ~ Thomas Carlyle
355:Perseverance has kept me going over the years. Things rarely happen overnight. Filmmakers should be prepared for many years of hard work. The sheer toil can be healthy and exhilarating. ~ Werner Herzog
356:commonality can most easily be seen in the seven common traits that all explorers possessed: curiosity, hope, passion, courage, independence, self-discipline, and perseverance. Explorers ~ Martin Dugard
357:Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. Those that walk with vigor, three hours a day, will pass in seven years a space equal to the circumference of the globe. ~ Samuel Johnson
358:Marriage takes perseverance and determination. There are always opportunities to walk away from marriage but I feel very strongly that you have a responsibility once you start a family. ~ Betty Churcher
359:Whenever faced with a challenge, I dig deep within myself and summon my spiritual and physical forces. This gives me the focus, determination, perseverance, and support I need to succeed. ~ Gail Devers
360:Luck is a component that a lot of people in the arts sometimes fail to recognise: that you can have talent, perseverance, patience, but without luck you will not have a successful career. ~ Bryan Cranston
361:I've always admired your rather formidable will, your refusal to back away from difficulties, but sometimes strength isn't about perseverance. Sometimes it's about knowing when to quit. ~ Jennifer Donnelly
362:Cedar,” he said. “Pine. Spruce. Laurel.” “Yeah. So?” “They’re supposed to be sacred.” He touched them again, each in turn. “Wisdom. Strength. Courage. Perseverance. You’re supposed to burn them. ~ John Hart
363:Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall. ~ Sydney J Harris
364:Success is not easy and I think everyone should know that hard work and perseverance and being open to giving back are so much more powerful than stepping all over people to get to the top. ~ Misty Copeland
365:I hold a doctrine, to which I owe not much, indeed, but all the little I ever had, namely, that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~ Sir Fowell Buxton 1st Baronet
366:Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions. ~ Laozi
367:Fasting is found throughout the Bible. It always seems to show up when ordinary men need extraordinary power, provision, and perseverance to overcome impossible odds, enemies, or obstructions. ~ Mahesh Chavda
368:To strip failure of its real emotional consequences is to scrub the concepts of grit and resilience of the very qualities that make them both so important—toughness, doggedness, and perseverance. ~ Bren Brown
369:Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance. ~ Yoko Ono
370:The very first lesson in this Yoga is to face life and its trials with a quiet mind, a firm courage and an entire reliance on the Divine Shakti. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
371:When you're a little different than others, it takes a little more time to fit in. If you really want to be there, there are no ingredients you need other than effort, perseverance and teamwork. ~ Julie Payette
372:There are some people who will surprise you with their perseverance... People who survive through the tears... Strong spirits who prove you wrong if you make the mistake of betting against them. ~ Steve Maraboli
373:"Genius is divine perseverance." Divine patience I believe he originally used, perseverance is better in my opinion. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have. ~ Woodrow Wilson
374:It's very hard to become an actor in film and television, you have to have such perseverance and you have to really believe that if you have any sort of talent at all, you will find work one day. ~ Renee O Connor
375:In other words, one of the most fundamental ideas woven into the American ethos—the belief that anyone can get ahead through hard work and perseverance—really has little basis in statistical reality. ~ Martin Ford
376:Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life. ~ Abdul Kalam
377:When we have learned something, there's this thing called belief perseverance. Having learned something, we tend to cling to that belief, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. ~ Daniel Levitin
378:You know how people always talk about how vision is the key to entrepreneurship and perseverance and really seeing what other people don't see? We can actually redeem a fair amount of that folk wisdom. ~ Eric Ries
379:I was never specifically associated with a part, I didn't have tons of money, I wasn't conventionally tall or handsome, so you know the things that were available to me were hard work and perseverance. ~ Seth Green
380:perseverance, grit, and willpower are essential to success, but the way to improve these qualities is not by wishing you were a more disciplined person, but by creating a more disciplined environment. ~ James Clear
381:I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places … In the most unlikely places I will bless your efforts and reward your perseverance with small indications of your victory. ~ Lysa TerKeurst
382:Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. ~ Marie Curie
383:Successful entrepreneurs do not give up at the first sign of trouble, nor do they persevere the plane right into the ground. Instead, they possess a unique combination of perseverance and flexibility. The ~ Eric Ries
384:The entrepreneurial life is one of challenge, work, dedication, perseverance, exhilaration, agony, accomplishment, failure, sacrifice, control, powerlessness…but ultimately, extraordinary satisfaction. ~ David S Rose
385:[Through the making of Dream of Life] I learned about being patient, perseverance, having a dream, a goal. I learned that I can accomplish something despite not knowing anything about it when I begin. ~ Steven Sebring
386:Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
387:You come back to that breath over and over, through boredom, edginess, fear, and well-being. This perseverance and repetition—when done with honesty, a light touch, humor, and kindness—is its own reward. ~ Pema Ch dr n
388:You could easily tell that hardwork and perseverance go hand in hand with patience. We often hear people say patience is worth it, yet we don't practice it. I did and look how well it worked out for me. ~ Aliko Dangote
389:Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance. ~ Yoko Ono
390:The three indispensable of genius are: understanding, feeling, and perseverance; the three things that enrich genius are: contentment of mind, the cherishing of good thoughts, and the exercise of memory ~ Robert Southey
391:Few of us would regret the years it takes to complete an education or master a crucial skill. So why complain about the perseverance needed to become a well-balanced and truly compassionate human being? ~ Matthieu Ricard
392:He said Bailey taught him to love and to put things in perspective, to live for the present, to say I love you often and to mean it. And to be grateful for every day. It taught him patience and perseverance. ~ Amy Harmon
393:As much as Jason hated the man, it was plain to see how Sloan had built the empire he had. Perseverance, dedication and hard work. Along with an appalling lack of ethics and a healthy does of gray magic. ~ Kristen Painter
394:Few of us would regret the years it takes to complete an education or master a crucial skill. So why complain about the perseverance needed to become a well-balanaced and truly compassionate human being? ~ Matthieu Ricard
395:I believe that the dark night of the soul is a common spiritual experience. I believe, too, that the answer is continued seeking and perseverance. It helps to know that others have endured a loss of faith. ~ Julia Cameron
396:Dignity, in private men and in governments, has been little else than a stately and stiff perseverance in oppression; and spirit, as it is called, little else than the foam of hard-mouthed insolence. ~ Walter Savage Landor
397:In studying successful people, the author discovered that 15 percent of success could be attributed to training and education, while 85 percent was attributed to attitude, perseverance, diligence, and vision. ~ Dave Ramsey
398:It is the curse of talent that, although it labors with greater steadiness and perseverance than genius, it does not reach its goal, while genius already on the summit of the ideal, gazes laughingly about. ~ Robert Schumann
399:Perseverance is neither praiseworthy nor blameworthy; for it seems to be only the enduring of certain inclinations and opinions which men neither give themselves nor take away from themselves. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
400:Researchers, including Michael Meaney and Clancy Blair, have demonstrated that for infants to develop qualities like perseverance and focus, they need a high level of warmth and nurturance from their caregivers. ~ Paul Tough
401:To change rules that are already in place takes time, energy, perseverance and a lot of hard work. You only have so many of these assets at your disposal, so choose with care the rules you want to change. ~ Peter McWilliams
402:Whoso taketh in hand to govern a multitude, either by way of liberty or principality, and cannot assure himself of those persons that are enemies to that enterprise, doth frame a state of short perseverance. ~ Walter Raleigh
403:Word of his great strength, intelligence, and perseverance had spread even this far, and yet his youth was such that my father knew he must perform many great labors before he assumed his rightful place. His ~ Daniel Wallace
404:As we’ve crossed over into Y2K, we’ve lost something. We’ve lost a little bit of patience and perseverance.  We’ve become a bunch of entitled whiners. We want everything for nothing and we expected it yesterday. ~ Nate Miyaki
405:Whether you're shuffling a deck of cards or holding your breath, magic is pretty simple: It comes down to training, practice, and experimentation , followed up by ridiculous pursuit and relentless perseverance. ~ David Blaine
406:Perseverance is the essential requirement in the practice of yoga. It has to be done day by day, week by week, year by year, until the mind is brought to the 'still point' where it is open to the grace of God. ~ Bede Griffiths
407:The basis of self-government and freedom requires the development of character and self-restraint and perseverance and the long view. And these are qualities which require many years of training and education. ~ John F Kennedy
408:Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. St. Thomas Aquinas ~ Phyllis A Tickle
409:I have friends wherever there are clusters of trees, stricken but not defeated, which have come together with touching perseverance to offer a common supplication to an inclement sky which has no mercy upon them. ~ Marcel Proust
410:It is not our difficulties or our suffering alone that makes us wise. It is what we add to them--patience, perseverance, compassion, courage, love. From this combination, our priceless pearls of wisdom grow. ~ Barbara De Angelis
411:Passion means suffering and compassion means suffering together. Suffering produces perseverance and perseverance produces character and character produces hope. And that lifts people up, knowing they're not alone. ~ Lacey Mosley
412:The fruits of the earth are not brought to perfection immediately, but by time, rain and care; similarly, the fruits of men ripen through ascetic practice, study, time, perseverance, self-control and patience. ~ Anthony the Great
413:You became a worrier by practicing worry. You can become free of worry by practicing the opposite and stronger habit of faith. With all the strength and perseverance you can command, start practicing faith. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
414:You become a worrier by practicing worry. You can become free of worry by practicing the opposite and stronger habit of faith. With all the strength and perseverance you can command, start practicing faith. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
415:Knowing others is wisdom;
Knowing the self is enlightenment.
Mastering others requires force;
Mastering the self requires strength;
He who knows he has enough is rich.
Perseverance is a sign of will power. ~ Lao Tzu
416:Perhaps the seeds of redemption lay not just in perseverance, hard work, and rugged individualism. Perhaps they lay in something more fundamental—the simple notion of everyone pitching in and pulling together. ~ Daniel James Brown
417:Evil company is always to be shunned; because it leads to lust and anger, illusion, forgetfulness of the goal, destruction of the will (lack of perseverance), and destruction of everything. (Narada Bhakti Sutra) ~ Swami Vivekananda
418:Gently eliminating all obstacles to his own understanding, he constantly maintains his unconditional sincerity. His humility, perseverance, and adaptability evoke the response of the universe and fill him with divine light. ~ Laozi
419:I have only two adversaries — I will not say two conquerors, for with perseverance I subdue even them, — they are time and distance. There is a third, and the most terrible — that is my condition as a mortal being. ~ Alexandre Dumas
420:It is not advisable to hasten development, because everything needs time. Patience, perseverance and tenacity are fundamental conditions of the development. The pains taken in one's development will be amply rewarded. ~ Franz Bardon
421:SUCCESS TONIC
• 1 tsp confidence
• 1 tsp courage
• 2 tsp patience
• 4 tsp prayer
• 4 tsp perseverance
• 4 tsp joy
• 6 tsp enthusiasm
Take one teaspoonful of this tonic three times daily. ~ Sivananda Saraswati
422:Talent only makes up a very small percentage of a successful person. Desire, determination and perseverance are usually what separates the 'almost there' person from the one who makes it all the way to the top." "I ~ Barbara Freethy
423:The men who fight and die in wars are made promises behind words like honor, duty, and perseverance, but a solider ultimately understands that the secret validity of those pledges are nothing more than lies in disguise. ~ Mingo Kane
424:Turtles carry their homes on their backs.” Running her finger over the tattoo, she tells him what her dad told her: “They’re exposed and hidden at the same time. They’re a symbol of strength and perseverance. ~ Christina Baker Kline
425:Gently eliminating all obstacles to his own understanding, he constantly maintains his unconditional sincerity. His humility, perseverance, and adaptability evoke the response of the universe and fill him with divine light. ~ Lao Tzu
426:A good cause is often injured more by ill-timed efforts of its friends than by the arguments of its enemies. Persuasion, perseverance and patience are the best advocates on questions depending on the will of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson
427:One who has not the courage to face patiently and firmly life and its difficulties will never be able to go through the still greater inner difficulties of the sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
428:Perseverance in prayer, a perseverance that strengthens the faith of the believer against everything that may seem opposed to the answer, is a real miracle; it is one of the impenetrable mysteries of the life of faith. ~ Andrew Murray
429:Persevering through something that is drudgery to you in the name of perseverance alone isn’t commendable; it’s senseless stubbornness. Even if you stick with it long enough to make good money, you won’t be truly happy. ~ Tony Robbins
430:Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. ~ Marie Curie
431:Perfection consists in a constant perseverance to acquire the virtues and become proficient in their practice, because on God's road, not to advance is to fall back since man never remains in the same condition. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul
432:Hebrews 12:1- Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. ~ Anonymous
433:I didn’t know it then, but my persistence, perseverance, and unwillingness to accept defeat when things looked all but hopeless were part of the very character traits I would need to make it through World War II alive. ~ Louis Zamperini
434:The Jews are known for their perseverance and this is what helps them achieve their goals. Perseverance means continuous persistence in a course of action, a purpose, in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. ~ H W Charles
435:All of my Polynesian counterparts in the NFL with roots in American Samoa understand how the values embedded in our South Pacific culture - community, hard work, perseverance, respect - contribute directly to our success. ~ Troy Polamalu
436:It is now an easy matter to spell out the ethic of a truth: 'Do all that you can to persevere in that which exceeds you perseverance. Persevere in the interruption. Seize in your being that which has seized and broken you. ~ Alain Badiou
437:perseverance, tremendous will. “I will drink the ocean,” says the persevering soul, “at my will mountains will crumble up.” Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal. (I. 178) ~ Swami Vivekananda
438:voices in the study of positive psychology, framed the traits as hope, wisdom, creativity, future-mindedness, courage, spirituality, responsibility, and perseverance. V. Paraphrased from a speech given by Bruce Springsteen ~ Martin Dugard
439:Hope waits but does not sit. It strains with eager anticipation to see what may be coming on the horizon. Hope does not pacify; it does not make us docile and mediocre. Instead, it draws us to greater risk and perseverance ~ Dan B Allender
440:If a superior man undertakes something and tried to lead,
He goes astray.
But if he follows, he finds guidance.
It is favourable to find friends in the West and South,
and quiet perseverance brings good fortune. ~ Pearl S Buck
441:After thorough reflection, I realized that my desire to achieve my goals in this sport outweighed my self-doubt. This perseverance has helped me to be successful not only in gymnastics, but in my non-athletic life as well. ~ Jonathan Horton
442:And, more importantly, reach for the stars. And realize that it is never too late – not now, not ever – for you to pursue your passion, your pursuit of perfection. And most importantly, your perseverance for making it happen. ~ Debbi Fields
443:I feel as much belief in her as I do in God- I find faith in human perseverance, even as the universe throws challenge after challenge our way. This might be one of the things I saw in Rhiannon, too- her desire to persevere. ~ David Levithan
444:The attempt to pray constantly for ourselves must be a failure; it is in intercession for others that our faith and love and perseverance will be aroused, and that power of the Spirit be found which can fit us for saving men. ~ Andrew Murray
445:Composition is for the most part an effort of slow diligence and steady perseverance, to which the mind is dragged by necessity or resolution, and from which the attention is every moment starting to more delightful amusements. ~ Samuel Johnson
446:I guess I'm not jaded because I still believe that there are good films out there, and there are great directors, and there are great writers. It just takes a little bit more perseverance and a little bit more time to find [them]. ~ Elijah Wood
447:Indeed, the calculated costs and benefits of passion and perseverance don’t always add up, at least in the short run. It’s often more “sensible” to give up and move on. It can be years or more before grit’s dividends pay off. ~ Angela Duckworth
448:In this kiss is declaration. In it is acceptance. In it is passion and perseverance, hope and happiness. In it is everything I’ve ever needed and everything I never thought I’d want. It’s everything because she’s everything. ~ Michelle Leighton
449:The keys to health and weight-loss: stress reduction, sleep, deep breathing, clean water, complete nutrition, sunshine, walking, stretching, meditation, love, community, laughter, dreams, perseverance, purpose, humility, action. ~ Bryant McGill
450:There is material among us for the broadest comedies and the deepest tragedies, but, besides money and leisure, it needs patience, perseverance, courage, and the hand of an artist to weave it into the literature of the country. ~ Frances Harper
451:we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. ~ Anonymous
452:I think that's still what the American Dream means: that with perseverance, with hard work, you can become something, that the classes won't prevent you from becoming, that there's a movement up that ladder with hard work. ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin
453:Character is far more important than intellect in making a man a good citizen or successful at his calling- meaning by character not only such qualities as honesty and truthfulness, but courage, perseverance and self-reliance. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
454:I always come to conclusions very fast. Well, that is one way of thinking, and the other way would be that I lack the necessary perseverance to stick to one thing that really fits me. I don't know if it's a good thing or bad thing. ~ Takeshi Kitano
455:If we want to cultivate hopefulness, we have to be willing to be flexible and demonstrate perseverance. Not every goal will look and feel the same. Tolerance for disappointment, determination, and a belief in self are the heart of hope. ~ Bren Brown
456:If we want to cultivate hopefulness, we have to be willing to be flexible and demonstrate perseverance. Not every goal will look and feel the same. Tolerance for disappointment, determination, and a belief in self are the heart of hope. ~ Brene Brown
457:I would to God that saints would cling to Christ half as earnestly as sinners cling to the devil. If we were as willing to suffer for God as some are to suffer for their lusts, what perseverance and zeal would be seen on all sides! ~ Charles Spurgeon
458:A life without challenge, a life without hardship, a life without purpose, seems pale and pointless. With challenge come perseverance and gumption. With hardship come resilience and resolve. With purpose come strength and understanding. ~ Terry Fallis
459:If you want to bring forth grit in your child, first ask how much passion and perseverance you have for your own life goals. Then ask yourself how likely it is that your approach to parenting encourages your child to emulate you. If ~ Angela Duckworth
460:Deep down within the heart there is a stillness which is healing, a trust in the universal laws which is unwavering, and a strength which is rock-like. But because it is so deep we need both patience and perseverance when digging for it. ~ Paul Brunton
461:Early intervention programs enrich adverse family environments. The largest effects of the early intervention programs are on noncognitive traits. Now, what do I mean by that? I mean perseverance, motivation, self-esteem, and hard work. ~ James Heckman
462:Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health. ~ Lord Chesterfield
463:Turtles carry their homes on their backs.” Running her finger over the tattoo, she tells him what her dad told her: “They’re exposed and hidden at the same time. They’re a symbol of strength and perseverance.” “That’s very deep. ~ Christina Baker Kline
464:When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or ever so little likely to be necessary to each other's ultimate comfort. ~ Jane Austen
465:Wounded by the fatal lances of his own nostalgia and that of others, he admired the persistence of the spiderwebs on the dead rose bushes, the perseverance of the rye grass, the patience of the air in the radiant February dawn. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez
466:As a leader, these attributes - confidence, perseverance, work ethic and good sense - are all things I look for in people. I also try to lead by example and create an environment where good questions and good ideas can come from anyone. ~ Heather Bresch
467:Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness, and respect for authority are the price each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. ~ Vince Lombardi
468:Joy and patience are far above our strength... We must persevere in prayer that he may not permit our hearts to faint... Prayer and perseverance are necessary in our daily conflicts. The best remedy to the weariness is diligence in prayer. ~ John Calvin
469:At a given moment a child becomes interested in a piece of work, showing it by the expression of his face, by his intense attention, by his perseverance in the same exercise. That child has set foot upon the road leading to discipline. ~ Maria Montessori
470:He who, deep in his heart, adores Truth, and aspires to know it, will consider no labour too great to be undertaken, but will adopt it joyfully and pursue it patiently, and by perseverance in practice he will come to the knowledge of Truth. ~ James Allen
471:The movie business can be very frustrating and very circuitous; theres no straight path. You have to have tremendous perseverance, dedication and passion. You have to want it very, very badly and you have to deal with a lot of rejection. ~ Denise Di Novi
472:We all want to convince ourselves that it is about hard work and education and perseverance, but the truth is, life is much more about the fickle and the random. We don’t want to admit it, but we are controlled by luck, by timing, by fate. ~ Harlan Coben
473:Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. These qualities have ever been displayed in their mightiest perfection, as attendants in the retinue of strong passions. ~ John Quincy Adams
474:We who survive must go on in the names of those who fall, but if we dwell too much on the vivid details of what we’ve witnessed of man’s inhumanity to man, we simply can’t go on. Perseverance is impossible if we don’t permit ourselves to hope. ~ Dean Koontz
475:Lord, help us to choose humility over pride.
Help us to choose love over our reputation.
Help us to choose patience over making a point, and your Word over our feelings.
Lord, help us to choose perseverance over the easy way out. ~ Andrena Sawyer
476:With the full realization that, in order to earn for ourselves any place in the sun, we must with perseverance and self-discipline work collectively for the full first-class citizenship participation of Minorities everywhere, including ourselves. ~ Harry Hay
477:Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect for authority is the price that each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. ~ Vince Lombardi Jr
478:Now more than ever, we need people with the qualities Walt had: optimism, imagination, creativity, leadership, integrity, courage, boldness, perseverance, commitment to excellence, reverence for the past, hope for tomorrow and faith in God. How ~ Pat Williams
479:Truth, honesty, perseverance, strength, love of all kinds and forgiveness are all beautiful, Tack. The most beautiful stories ever told are the most difficult to take. “You were right, Red,” he whispered to the doors. “You were right, darlin’. ~ Kristen Ashley
480:We must unceasingly ask for [perseverance] by making use of the means which God has taught us for obtaining it: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, frequenting the sacraments, association with good companions, and hearing and reading Holy Scripture. ~ Francis de Sales
481:I met Jay Jonhson. I won him the way poor people occasionally win the lottery: Shameless perseverance and embarrassingly dumb luck, and every time I see one of those sly, toothless, beaten-down souls on TV holding a winning ticket, I think, Go, team. ~ Amy Bloom
482:Perfect health, sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. ~ Sri Aurobindo
483:To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. “I will drink the ocean,” says the persevering soul, “at my will mountains will crumble up.” Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal. ~ Swami Vivekananda
484:if the storm of life gives you a big blow, don't worry, just give it a great smile and pursue to leave distinctive footprints with perseverance and tenacity regardless of how arduous the errand may be. It may not be so easy but, dare to win! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
485:No-one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of success is usually found in old-fashioned, basic concepts like hard work, determination, good planning and perseverance. ~ Mia Hamm
486:Just as light destroys darkness,
Generosity destroys miserliness,
Discipline destroys harmfulness.
Patience destroys intolerance,
Perseverance destroys laziness,
Concentration destroys distraction,
Wisdom destroys ignorance. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
487:Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things, which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. Many tyrants have sat on a throne, and those whom no man would think on, have worn crowns. ~ Jeff Wheeler
488:We must unceasingly ask for [perseverance] by making use of the means which God has taught us for obtaining it: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, frequenting the sacraments, association with good companions, and hearing and reading Holy Scripture. ~ Saint Francis de Sales
489:The success sometimes may come immediately, but we must be ready to wait patiently even for what may look like an infinite length of time. The student who sets out with such a spirit of perseverance will surely find success and realisation at last. ~ Swami Vivekananda
490:Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things, which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. Many tyrants have sat on a throne, and those whom no man would think on, have worn crowns. — ~ Jeff Wheeler
491:To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. “I will drink the ocean,” says the persevering soul, “at my will mountains will crumble up.” Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal. (I. ~ Swami Vivekananda
492:Stability of heart— commitment to the life of the soul, faithfulness to the community, perseverance in the search for God— is the mooring that holds us fast when the night of the soul is at its deepest dark, and the noontime sun sears the spirit. When ~ Joan D Chittister
493:Many things were adopted in the war which we were told were technically impossible, but patience, perseverance, and above all the spur of necessity under war conditions, made men’s brains act with greater vigour, and science responded to the demands…. ~ Winston S Churchill
494:The measure of their personal greatness is less what they found at journey's end and more the depth of human character that carried them along the way: their imagination, will, perseverance, courage, resourcefulness, and willingness to bear the risk of failure. ~ Chris Lowney
495:I will, however, establish that success in love, as in all other aspects of life, belongs, as a rule, to the persistent and fiber man. Chaucer had reason to make the Old Bath confess: 'The truth is, more or less, we always succumb to attention and perseverance'. ~ Frank Harris
496:There's no music in rest, but there's the making of music in it. And people are always missing that part of the life melody, always talking of perseverance and courage and fortitude; but patience is the finest and worthiest part of fortitude, and the rarest, too. ~ John Ruskin
497:What is obstinacy? How can one use it best?

   It is the wrong use of a great quality - perseverance. Make a good use of it and it will be all right. Be obstinate in your effort towards progress, and your obstinacy will become useful.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
498:It was entirely due to my mother [a devout Buddhist] and her kindness and perseverance that the family was saved from utter ruin. For a period of 17 years--from the age of 9 until I was 25 years old--my mother never spent a day free from domestic difficulties. ~ Chiang Kai shek
499:Bob Mathias was one of those rare individuals with the ability to inspire a nation through his determination and perseverance. He was a champion in every aspect of life, and he embraced the values that make our country and the worldwide Olympic movement special ~ Peter Ueberroth
500:The four basic ingredients for success are: you must have the will to want something; you must have the right kind of attitude; you must have perseverance, and then you must have wisdom. Then you combine these four and then you get to where you want to get to. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi

IN CHAPTERS



   62 Integral Yoga
   8 Philosophy
   7 Poetry
   6 Education
   5 Yoga
   5 Psychology
   5 Occultism
   4 Christianity
   3 Hinduism
   1 Theosophy
   1 Integral Theory
   1 Alchemy


   39 The Mother
   32 Sri Aurobindo
   13 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   6 William Wordsworth
   5 Swami Vivekananda
   4 Satprem
   4 Carl Jung
   4 Aldous Huxley
   3 Thubten Chodron
   3 Sri Ramakrishna
   3 Saint John of Climacus
   3 Rudolf Steiner
   3 Plotinus


   13 Letters On Yoga IV
   7 Some Answers From The Mother
   7 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   6 Wordsworth - Poems
   6 On Education
   6 Letters On Yoga II
   5 Questions And Answers 1956
   4 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   4 The Perennial Philosophy
   4 Questions And Answers 1955
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   3 Words Of The Mother II
   3 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   3 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   3 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   3 Raja-Yoga
   3 Questions And Answers 1954
   3 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   3 Agenda Vol 13
   2 Words Of Long Ago
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 The Lotus Sutra
   2 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   2 Letters On Yoga III
   2 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   2 Essays On The Gita
   2 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   2 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah


0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  the consciousness. You must not let this upset you too much,
  but simply aspire with calm and Perseverance for the light to
  reappear. My love is always with you to help you go through

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  not to be given any credence. Certainly there are difficulties on
  the path, but with Perseverance the victory is sure.
  Love from your mother.
  --
  Yes, my dear little child, I am always with you to help you, to
  support you, to guide you. By doing your work with conscientiousness, honesty and Perseverance, you will feel my presence
  closer and closer to you.
  --
  sure that I shall do my best to help you in that. I am quite sure
  that Perseverance in study and the acceptance of a discipline of
  work and order in life will be a powerful help to you in renewing

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It is always the vital being which protests and complains. The
  psychic being works with Perseverance and ardour to make the
  union an accomplished fact, but it never complains, and knows
  --
  *
  Without Perseverance one never attains anything.
  Because a thing is difficult it does not mean that one should give

0.09 - Letters to a Young Teacher, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  having chosen the method, you must use your intelligent will
  to apply it with an unfailing Perseverance that does not shrink
  from any obstacle, any difficulty. It is a long and minute work

01.08 - Walter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Here is the Augustinian mantra taken as the motto of The Scale of Perfection: We ascend the ascending grades in our heart and we sing the song of ascension1. The journey's end is heavenly Jerusalem, the House of the Lord. The steps of this inner ascension are easily visible, not surely to the outer eye of the sense-burdened man, but to the "ghostly seeing" of the aspirant which is hazy in the beginning but slowly clears as he advances. The first step is the withdrawal from the outer senses and looking and seeing within. "Turn home again in thyself, and hold thee within and beg no more without." The immediate result is a darkness and a restless darknessit is a painful night. The outer objects of attraction and interest have been discarded, but the inner attachments and passions surge there still. If, however, one continues and persists, refuses to be drawn out, the turmoil settles down and the darkness begins to thin and wear away. One must not lose heart, one must have patience and Perseverance. So when the outward world is no more-there and its call also no longer awakes any echo in us, then comes the stage of "restful darkness" or "light-some darkness". But it is still the dark Night of the soul. The outer light is gone and the inner light is not yet visible: the night, the desert, the great Nought, stretches between these two lights. But the true seeker goes through and comes out of the tunnel. And there is happiness at the end. "The seeking is travaillous, but the finding is blissful." When one steps out of the Night, enters into the deepest layer of the being, one stands face to face to one's soul, the very image of God, the perfect God-man, the Christ within. That is the third degree of our inner ascension, the entry into the deepest, purest and happiest statein which one becomes what he truly is; one finds the Christ there and dwells in love and union with him. But there is still a further step to take, and that is real ascension. For till now it has been a going within, from the outward to the inner and the inmost; now one has to go upward, transcend. Within the body, in life, however deep you may go, even if you find your soul and your union with Jesus whose tabernacle is your soul, still there is bound to remain a shadow of the sinful prison-house; the perfect bliss and purity without any earthly taint, the completeness and the crowning of the purgation and transfiguration can come only when you go beyond, leaving altoge ther the earthly form and worldly vesture and soar into Heaven itself and be in the company of the Trinity. "Into myself, and after... above myself by overpassing only into Him." At the same time it is pointed out, this mediaeval mystic has the common sense to see that the going in and going above of which one speaks must not be understood in a literal way, it is a figure of speech. The movement of the mystic is psychological"ghostly", it is saidnot physical or carnal.
  

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Sweet Mother,
  I am very lazy and I lack the fervour and Perseverance to continue on the chosen path. I am like a flame
  that is roused by the wind and rises upwards, but falls
  --
  For each person the way differs in its details, but sincerity
  and Perseverance are equally indispensable for all.
  6 May 1964
  --
  labour which must be undertaken with an unfailing sincerity
  and a tireless Perseverance.
  In any case, you should never pretend to be more perfect

0.12 - Letters to a Student, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  master of one’s being and of all its actions.
  It is a long and meticulous work that requires much Perseverance, but the result is worth the trouble, for it brings not
  only mastery but also the possibility of the transformation and

0.14 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  a goal.
  The first qualities needed are boldness, courage and Perseverance.
  And then to be conscious that one knows nothing compared
  --
  *
  Sincerity, humility, Perseverance and an insatiable thirst for
  progress are essential for a happy and fruitful life. Above all, one

03.02 - Yogic Initiation and Aptitude, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Needless to say that these tests and ordeals are mere externals; at any rate, they have no place in our sadhana. Such or similar virtues many people possess or may possess, but that is no indication that they have an opening to the true spiritual life, to the life divine that we seek. Just as accomplishments on the mental plane,keen intellect, wide studies, profound scholarship even in the scriptures do not entitle a man to the possession of the spirit, even so capacities on the vital plane,mere self-control, patience and forbearance or endurance and Perseverance do not create a claim to spiritual realisation, let alone physical austerities. In conformity with the Upanishadic standard, one may not be an unworthy son or an unworthy disciple, one may be strong, courageous, patient, calm, self-possessed, one may even be a consummate master of the senses and be endowed with other great virtues. Yet all this is no assurance of one's success in spiritual sadhana. Even one may be, after Shankara, a mumuksu, that is to say, have an ardent yearning for liberation. Still it is doubtful if that alone can give him liberation into the divine life.
  

05.01 - Man and the Gods, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Man possesses characters that mark him as an entity sui generis and give him the value that is his. First, toil and suffering and more failures than success have given him the quality of endurance and patience, of humility and quietness. That is the quality of earth-natureearth is always spoken of by the poets and seers as all-bearing and all-forgiving. She never protests under any load put upon her, never rises in revolt, never in a hurry or in worry, she goes on with her appointed labour silently, steadily, calmly, unflinchingly. Human consciousness can take infinite pains, go through the infinite details of execution, through countless repetitions and mazes: patience and Perseverance are the very badge and blazon of the tribe. Ribhus, the artisans of immortalitychildren of Mahasaraswatiwere originally men, men who have laboured into godhood. Human nature knows to wait, wait infinitely, as it has all the eternity before it and can afford and is prepared to continue and persist life after life. I do not say that all men can do it and are of this nature; but there is this essential capacity in human nature. The gods, who are usually described as the very embodiment of calmness and firmness, of a serene and concentrated will to achieve, nevertheless suffer ill any delay or hindrance to their work. Man has not perhaps the even tenor, the steadiness of their movement, even though intense and fast flowing; but what man possesses is persistence through ups and downshis path is rugged with rise and fall, as the poet says. The steadiness or the staying power of the gods contains something of the nature of indifference, something hard in its grain, not unlike a crystal or a diamond. But human patience, when it has formed and taken shape, possesses a mellowness, an understanding, a sweet reasonableness and a resilience all its own. And because of its intimacy with the tears of things, because of its long travail and calvary, human consciousness is suffused with a quality that is peculiarly human and humane that of sympathy, compassion, comprehension, the psychic feeling of closeness and oneness. The gods are, after all, egoistic; unless in their supreme supramental status where they are one and identical with the Divine himself; on the lower levels, in their own domains, they are separate, more or less immiscible entities, as it were; greater stress is laid here upon their individual functioning and fulfilment than upon their solidarity. Even if they have not the egoism of the Asuras that sets itself in revolt and antagonism to the Divine, still they have to the fullest extent the sense of a separate mission that each has to fulfil, which none else can fulfil and so each is bound rigidly to its own orbit of activity. There is no mixture in their workingsna me thate, as the Vedas say; the conflict of the later gods, the apple of discord that drove each to establish his hegemony over the rest, as narrated in the mythologies and popular legends, carry the difference to a degree natural to the human level and human modes and reactions. The egoism of the gods may have the gait of aristocracy about it, it has the aloofness and indifference and calm nonchalance that go often with nobility: it has a family likeness to the egoism of an ascetic, of a saintit is sttwic; still it is egoism. It may prove even more difficult to break and dissolve than the violent and ebullient rjasicpride of a vital being. Human failings in this respect are generally more complex and contain all shades and rhythms. And yet that is not the whole or dominant mystery of man's nature. His egoism is thwarted at every stepfrom outside, by, the force of circumstances, the force of counter-egoisms, and from inside, for there is there the thin little voice that always cuts across egoism's play and takes away from it something of its elemental blind momentum. The gods know not of this division in their nature, this schizophrenia, as the malady is termed nowadays, which is the source of the eternal strain of melancholy in human nature of which Matthew Arnold speaks, of the Shelleyan saddest thoughts: Nietzsche need not have gone elsewhere in his quest for the origin and birth of Tragedy. A Socrates discontented, the Christ as the Man of Sorrows, and Amitabha, the soul of pity and compassion are peculiarly human phenomena. They are not merely human weaknesses and failings that are to be brushed aside with a godlike disdain; but they contain and yield a deeper sap of life and out of them a richer fulfilment is being elaborated.
  

05.02 - Gods Labour, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   It is a long dredging process, tedious and arduous, requiring the utmost patience and Perseverance, even to the absolute degree. For Inconscience, in essence, although a contingent reality, local and temporal, and therefore transient, is nonetheless the hardest, most obdurate and resistant reality: it lies thick and heavy upon the human vehicle. It is massed layer upon layer. Its first formation in the higher altitudes of the mind is perhaps like a thin fluid deposit; it begins as anindividualised separative consciousness stressing more and more its exclusiveness. Through the lower ranges of the mind and the vitality it crystallises and condenses gradually; in the worlds of thinking and feeling, enjoying and dynamic activity, it has still a malleable and mixed consistency, but when it reaches and possesses the physical being, it becomes the impervious solid obscurity that Matter presents.
  

06.07 - Total Transformation Demands Total Rejection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The remedy is to turn back and hold to the spot of light that is there in the consciousness, the clarity or the aspiration that belongs to the inner and higher being. That has to be used as a torch, as a staff to support and guide you in your periods of darkness and vacillation. That beam of burning light should be thrown, in turn, upon those parts in you that besiege with their obscurity and inconscience, doubt and arrogance, the realisation that comes, the progress on the way. It must be done with firmness, vigilance and Perseverance. The mixture has to be sorted out, the dross separated, kept on one side and the pure element on the other: the impurities have to be put under the flame-light to melt, burn away and be eliminated. And this means an ardent sincerity, for that is the tinder which keeps the fire blazing.
  

06.12 - The Expanding Body-Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   In the present case, the phenomenon happened automatically without any premeditation on the part of the persons concerned; because the sympathy between the two was so strong, other considerations did not weigh in the balance against it. Needless to say, if one wishes to obtain conscious mastery of this occult power, one will have to go through a long and arduous discipline. But, if difficult, the thing is not impossible. In the matter of physical feats, for example, a particular development may seem for the moment beyond your reach; but with practice and Perseverance, stubborn will and wise guidance, you can not only arrive at your immediate end but do much more. The story of many who have broken Olympic records is revealing in this respect. In the same way, one can master the subtle forces, if one goes about the thing earnestly and in the right way. It is more difficultmuch more perhaps but the way is there provided the will is there.
   ***

08.05 - Will and Desire, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   What one may try, in respect of a child, is to turn the direction of his desires, let him desire better things, better because more true and also more difficult to obtain. For example, when you see a child full of desires, put into him a desire of higher quality, that is to say, instead of desiring purely material objects which can give only a temporary satisfaction, one could awaken in him the desire to know, to learn, to become great and so on. That would indeed be a very good beginning. As these things are more difficult to secure, it will serve to develop, to streng then his will. Even if the difficulty is of a physical kind, if, for example, you give the child a doll to prepare, a Chinese puzzle to solve or a game of Patience, the effort helps in the development of concentration, Perseverance, a certain clarity of ideas etc. You can in this way divert the child's will from wrong pursuits to right ones. True, it needs constant attendance and application on your part, but that seems to be the surest way. It is not easy, but it is the most effective.
  

08.17 - Psychological Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Endurance in its physical expression is Perseverance. That is to say, you must be prepared to do a thousand times, if necessary, the same thing over and over again. You take a step forward, you think you are firmly placed; but there will always crop up something or other which brings back the old difficulty. You think you have solved the problem, you will have to solve it again: it will come in a slightly different form, but it is the same problem. You must be ready to face the problem, go through the same difficulties a million times. That is how you are sure to arrive at the goal.
  

08.30 - Dealing with a Wrong Movement, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   In the beginning you need a great Perseverance in seeking out the thing. For normally when you are in search of these things, the mind comes in and deploys a thousand and one reasons and favourable explanations so that you may not pursue the enquiry. It tells you: "No, it is not your fault at all; it is the circumstances, it is the people, it is things coming from outside, it is this and it is that," all excellent excuses, and if you are not firm in your resolution, you let things go on and you remain where you were; the thing will come back to trouble you again and you have to begin all over once more. But if you have done the operation, everything is done with. Do not trust the mind and its explanations. It might inspire you to say: "Yes, yes, on other occasions it was like that, I admit, I was indeed in the wrong; but this time, I am sure, it is not my fault etc., etc." If you do not deal firmly with your adversary, it will be always there, hiding in the subconscient, lodged there comfortably, coming up any day you are off your guard. I have seen people cherishing the evil in this way for more than thirty-five years. And if one does not go about it in the right way, there is no reason why the things should not continue life after life. The only safe way then is to do the operation, cost what it may. For it gives you the final relief. I say, when you throw the beam of light upon the spot, it burns, it seres. But you must bear it. You must have the sincerity that does not allow you to draw back, to cover up the place and retire. You must instead throw it wide open, receive the blow straight upon you.
  

08.34 - To Melt into the Divine, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   First of all, one must wish for it, will for it, aspire for it with Perseverance. Every time the ego shows itself, you must give it a blow on the nose, until it receives so much of it that it gets tired and gives up. Generally, however, one does not administer the blow but cherishes the miscreant, justifies its presence. When it shows itself one says, "After all it is right"; although in most cases, one does not even know it is the ego, one takes it for one's self. The first condition then is to consider it essential that one should have no more ego. You must understand what is meant when you say you no longer want it. It is not so easy. For while in your brain you turn and turn the idea 'I do not want ego, I do not want to be separate from the Divine', in life it has no effect; when actually you do a selfish or egoistic act, you find it quite natural; it does not even give a shock to you.
  

1.01f - Introduction, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  In search of the buddha path,
  Who have the power of Perseverance
  And patiently endure
  --
  As numerous as the sands of the Ganges River,
  Practicing by giving (dna), Perseverance (knti), and so on (i.e., the six perfections),
  Who also became visible through the light of the Buddha.

1.01 - Principles of Practical Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  really believes, then he will do his utmost for the sufferer with
  seriousness and Perseverance, and this freely given effort and devotionwill have a curative effectup to the level of collective mans
  mentality. But the limits are fixed by the individual-universal

1.01 - SAMADHI PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  Those forms of concentration that bring extraordinary
  sense perceptions cause Perseverance of the mind.
  

1.01 - The Four Aids, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  

UTSAHA


  13:The development of the experience in its rapidity, its amplitude, the intensity and power of its results, depends primarily, in the beginning of the path and long after, on the aspiration and personal effort of the Sadhaka. The process of Yoga is a turning of the human soul from the egoistic state of consciousness absorbed in the outward appearances and attractions of things to a higher state in which the Transcendent and Universal can pour itself into the individual mould and transform it. The first determining element of the siddhi is, therefore, the intensity of the turning, the force which directs the soul inward. The power of aspiration of the heart, the force of the will, the concentration of the mind, the Perseverance and determination of the applied energy are the measure of that intensity. The ideal Sadhaka should be able to say in the Biblical phrase, "My zeal for the Lord has eaten me up." It is this zeal for the Lord, utsaha, the zeal of the whole nature for its divine results, vyakulata, the heart's eagerness for the attainment of the Divine, -- that devours the ego and breaks up the limitations of its petty and narrow mould for the full and wide reception of that which it seeks, that which, being universal, exceeds and, being transcendent, surpasses even the largest and highest individual self and nature.
  

1.01 - The Science of Living, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the many impulses, reactions and
  conflicting wills that drive you to action. It is an assiduous study which demands much Perseverance and sincerity.
  For man's nature, especially his mental nature, has a spontaneous tendency to give a favourable explanation for
  --
  the consciousness of the ideal to be realised. They can, with the help of this consciousness, deal with their vital
  as one deals with a rebellious child, with patience and Perseverance, showing it the truth and light, endeavouring
  to convince it and awaken in it the goodwill which has been veiled for a time. By means of such patient intervention

1.01 - Who is Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  In this story, we again see Tara as a person, one with a miraculous birth.
  This legend can inspire us not to lose faith in the arduous process of beneting beings. Such patience and Perseverance are necessary for as we know,
  ignorant beings such as we are at present often do the opposite of what

1.02 - Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  There are other parents who know that their children must be educated and who try to do what they can. But very few, even among those who are most serious and sincere, know that the first thing to do, in order to be able to educate a child, is to educate oneself, to become conscious and master of oneself so that one never sets a bad example to ones child. For it is above all through example that education becomes effective. To speak good words and to give wise advice to a child has very little effect if one does not oneself give him an example of what one teaches. Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, Perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. Quite naturally a child has respect and admiration for his parents; unless they are quite unworthy, they will always appear to their child as demigods whom he will try to imitate as best he can.
  

1.02 - Meditating on Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  because they show us what we can become when we practice with sincerity
  and Perseverance.
  A good spiritual mentor leads us skillfully so that our capabilities expand

1.02 - Skillful Means, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  And who accumulated various merits
  Through acts of giving (dna), integrity (la), Perseverance (knti),
  Diligence (vrya), meditation (dhyna), and wisdom (praj)

1.02 - The Eternal Law, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  neuroses of an unbalanced society: we must implicate ourselves.
  Indeed, if we brought as much sincerity, meticulousness, and Perseverance to the study of the inner world as we do to the study of our books, we would go fast and far the West also has surprises in store for us but it must first get rid of its preconceptions (Columbus did not draw the map of America before leaving Palos). These simple truths may be worth repeating, for the West seems to be caught between two falsehoods: the overly serious falsehood of the spiritualists, who have already settled the question of God in a few infallible paragraphs, and the not-serious-enough falsehood of the rudimentary occultists and psychics, who have reduced the invisible to a sort of freak-show of the imagination. India, wisely, refers us to our own direct experience and to experimental methods. Sri Aurobindo would soon put this fundamental lesson of experimental spirituality into practice.
  But what kind of men, what human substance, was he going to find in that India he did not know? Once we have set aside the exotic facade and the bizarre (to us) customs that amuse and intrigue tourists,

1.02 - The Stages of Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
   p. 36
   a higher strictly disciplined school bears to the incidental training. But impatient dabbling, devoid of earnest Perseverance, can lead to nothing at all. The study of Spiritual Science can only be successful if the student retain what has already been indicated in the preceding chapter, and on the basis of this proceed further.
  
  --
   p. 58
   and Perseverance before he can himself gain knowledge of his own progress. The teacher, as we know, can confer upon the pupil no powers which are not already latent within him, and his sole function is to assist in the awakening of slumbering faculties. But what he imparts out of his own experience is a pillar of strength for the one wishing to penetrate through darkness to light. Many abandon the path to higher knowledge soon after having set foot upon it, because their progress is not immediately apparent to them. And even when the first experiences begin to dawn upon the pupil, he is apt to regard them as illusions, because he had formed quite different conceptions of what he was going to experience. He loses courage, either because he regards these first experiences as being of no value, or because they appear to him to be so insignificant that he cannot believe they will lead him to any appreciable results within a measurable time. Courage and self-confidence are two beacons which must never be extinguished on the path to higher knowledge. No one will ever travel far who cannot bring himself to repeat, over and over
   p. 59
  --
   p. 81
   a wealth of experience, so that their self-confidence, courage and fortitude have been greatly streng thened in a normal manner while learning to bear sorrow, disappointment and failure in their undertakings with greatness of soul, and especially with equanimity and unbroken strength. Thus they are often initiates without knowing it, and it then needs but little to unseal their spiritual hearing and sight so that they become clairvoyant. For it must be noted that a genuine fire-trial is not intended to satisfy the curiosity of the candidate. It is true that he learns many uncommon things of which others can have no inkling, but this acquisition of knowledge is not the end, but the means to the end; the end consists in the attainment, thanks to this knowledge of the higher worlds, of greater and truer self-confidence, a higher degree of courage, and a magnanimity and Perseverance such as cannot, as a rule, be acquired in the lower world.
  

1.03 - The Sephiros, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  
  The Zohar itself speaks of a divine spiritual influence called NbTB Mezla, which descends from Keser to Malleus, by way of the Paths, vivifying and sustaining all things. By endeavouring to implant the roots of this living tree in our own consciousness, tending it daily with devo- tion, tenderness, and Perseverance, almost imperceptibly we shall find new spiritual knowledge springing up spon- taneously within us. The universe will then begin to appear as a synthetic homogeneous Whole, and the student will discover that the sum total of his knowledge will become unified, and find himself able to transmute even on the intellectual plane the Many into the One. This is, in the long run, discarding all the inessentials, the goal of every mystic, no matter by which of the names he denomi- nates his Path, and which of the various by-roads he follows.
  

1.04 - On blessed and ever-memorable obedience, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  
  Let us hear what a gift of discernment this holy man obtained by his utter obedience. When he was residing in the monastery of St. Sabba three young monks came to him wanting to become his disciples. He gladly received them and at once gave them kindly hospitality, wanting to refresh them after the labour of their journey. When three days had passed, the elder said to them: By nature, brothers, I am prone to fornication, and I cannot accept any of you. But they were not scandalized, for they knew the good work of the elder. Yet however much they asked him, they were quite unable to persuade him. Then they threw themselves at his feet and implored him at least to give them a rulehow and where they ought to live. So he yielded to their entreaties, and knowing that they would receive it with humility and obedience, the elder said to one: The Lord wants you, child, to live in a place of solitude in subjection to a father. And to the second he said: Go and sell your will and give it to God, and take up your cross and persevere in a community and monastery of brothers, and you will certainly have treasure in heaven. Then to the third he said: Take in with your very breath the word of Him who said: He who endures to the end will be saved.1 Go, and if possible choose for your trainer in the Lord the most strict and exacting person and with daily Perseverance drink abuse and scorn as milk and honey. Then the brother said to the great John: But, Father, what if the trainer lives a lax life? The elder replied: Even if you see him committing fornication, do not leave him, but say to yourself: Friend, why are you here ?2 Then you will see all pride vanish from you, and lust wither.
  Let all of us who wish to fear the Lord struggle with our whole might, so that in the school of virtue we do not acquire for ourselves malice and vice, cunning and craftiness, curiosity and anger. For it does happen, and no wonder! As long as a man is a private individual, or a seaman, or a tiller of the soil, the Kings enemies do not war so much against him. But when they see him taking the Kings colours,3 and the shield, and the dagger, and the sword, and the bow, and clad in soldiers garb, then they gnash at him with their teeth, and do all in their power to destroy him. And so, let us not slumber.

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