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TOPICS
Euripedes
Lila
Lila
SEE ALSO


AUTH
Algernon_Charles_Swinburne
William_Shakespeare

BOOKS
Advanced_Dungeons_and_Dragons_2E
A_Treatise_on_Cosmic_Fire
Awaken_the_Giant_Within
Big_Mind,_Big_Heart
City_of_God
DND_DM_Guide_5E
DND_PH_5E
Enchiridion
Enchiridion_text
Epigrams_from_Savitri
Evolution_II
Faust
Flow_-_The_Psychology_of_Optimal_Experience
Full_Circle
General_Principles_of_Kabbalah
Heart_of_Matter
Infinite_Library
Letters_On_Yoga
Letters_On_Yoga_I
Liber_157_-_The_Tao_Teh_King
Liber_Null
Life_without_Death
Meditation__The_First_and_Last_Freedom
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
My_Burning_Heart
On_Thoughts_And_Aphorisms
Plotinus_-_Complete_Works_Vol_01
Plotinus_-_Complete_Works_Vol_02
Plotinus_-_Complete_Works_Vol_03
Plotinus_-_Complete_Works_Vol_04
Process_and_Reality
Questions_And_Answers_1950-1951
Questions_And_Answers_1953
Questions_And_Answers_1954
Questions_And_Answers_1955
Questions_And_Answers_1957-1958
Ready_Player_One
Savitri
Spiral_Dynamics
The_Act_of_Creation
The_Book_of_Secrets__Keys_to_Love_and_Meditation
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Essential_Songs_of_Milarepa
The_Heros_Journey
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Odyssey
The_Republic
The_Seals_of_Wisdom
The_Secret_Doctrine
the_Stack
The_Study_and_Practice_of_Yoga
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History
The_Way_of_Perfection
The_Wit_and_Wisdom_of_Alfred_North_Whitehead
The_Yoga_Sutras
Thought_Power
Toward_the_Future
Twilight_of_the_Idols

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
1950-12-25_-_Christmas_-_festival_of_Light_-_Energy_and_mental_growth_-_Meditation_and_concentration_-_The_Mother_of_Dreams_-_Playing_a_game_well,_and_energy
1951-05-14_-_Chance_-_the_play_of_forces_-_Peace,_given_and_lost_-_Abolishing_the_ego
1954-08-04_-_Servant_and_worker_-_Justification_of_weakness_-_Play_of_the_Divine_-_Why_are_you_here_in_the_Ashram?
1957-01-09_-_God_is_essentially_Delight_-_God_and_Nature_play_at_hide-and-seek_-__Why,_and_when,_are_you_grave?
1.bs_-_What_a_carefree_game_He_plays!
1.dd_-_The_Creator_Plays_His_Cosmic_Instrument_In_Perfect_Harmony
1.fs_-_The_Playing_Infant
1.jk_-_On_Hearing_The_Bag-Pipe_And_Seeing_The_Stranger_Played_At_Inverary
1.jwvg_-_Playing_At_Priests
1.lla_-_Playfully,_you_hid_from_me
1.nmdv_-_Laughing_and_playing,_I_came_to_Your_Temple,_O_Lord
1.okym_-_71_-_And_much_as_Wine_has_playd_the_Infidel
1.rt_-_Playthings
1.rt_-_We_Are_To_Play_The_Game_Of_Death
1.rt_-_Your_flute_plays_the_exact_notes_of_my_pain._(from_The_Lover_of_God)
1.wby_-_A_Song_From_The_Player_Queen
1.wby_-_On_Those_That_Hated_The_Playboy_Of_The_Western_World,_1907
1.wby_-_The_Attack_On_the_Playboy_Of_The_Western_World,_1907
1.wby_-_The_Players_Ask_For_A_Blessing_On_The_Psalteries_And_On_Themselves
1.wby_-_Two_Songs_From_A_Play
20.04_-_Act_II:_The_Play_on_Earth
29.04_-_Mothers_Playground
33.14_-_I_Played_Football

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME
3.02_-_The_Great_Secret

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
0_0.01_-_Introduction
00.01_-_The_Approach_to_Mysticism
00.02_-_Mystic_Symbolism
0_0.02_-_Topographical_Note
00.03_-_Upanishadic_Symbolism
00.04_-_The_Beautiful_in_the_Upanishads
0.00a_-_Introduction
0.00_-_INTRODUCTION
0.00_-_The_Book_of_Lies_Text
0.00_-_THE_GOSPEL_PREFACE
0.01_-_Letters_from_the_Mother_to_Her_Son
0.02_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.02_-_The_Three_Steps_of_Nature
0.03_-_III_-_The_Evening_Sittings
0.03_-_Letters_to_My_little_smile
0.04_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.04_-_The_Systems_of_Yoga
0.05_-_Letters_to_a_Child
0.05_-_The_Synthesis_of_the_Systems
0.06_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Sadhak
0.07_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.08_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
01.01_-_A_Yoga_of_the_Art_of_Life
01.01_-_The_New_Humanity
01.02_-_Natures_Own_Yoga
01.02_-_Sri_Aurobindo_-_Ahana_and_Other_Poems
01.02_-_The_Issue
01.03_-_Mystic_Poetry
01.03_-_Sri_Aurobindo_and_his_School
01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release
01.03_-_Yoga_and_the_Ordinary_Life
01.04_-_Sri_Aurobindos_Gita
01.04_-_The_Poetry_in_the_Making
01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge
01.05_-_Rabindranath_Tagore:_A_Great_Poet,_a_Great_Man
01.06_-_On_Communism
01.07_-_Blaise_Pascal_(1623-1662)
01.07_-_The_Bases_of_Social_Reconstruction
01.08_-_A_Theory_of_Yoga
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
01.12_-_Goethe
0.11_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.12_-_Letters_to_a_Student
0_1954-08-25_-_what_is_this_personality?_and_when_will_she_come?
0_1955-04-04
0_1956-05-02
0_1958-01-01
0_1958-05-11_-_the_ship_that_said_OM
0_1958-05-30
0_1958-07-23
0_1958-08-09
0_1958-08-29
0_1958-09-16_-_OM_NAMO_BHAGAVATEH
0_1958-10-01
0_1958-10-10
0_1958-11-02
0_1958-11-27_-_Intermediaries_and_Immediacy
0_1958_12_-_Floor_1,_young_girl,_we_shall_kill_the_young_princess_-_black_tent
0_1959-05-19_-_Ascending_and_Descending_paths
0_1960-01-31
0_1960-08-10_-_questions_from_center_of_Education_-_reading_Sri_Aurobindo
0_1960-08-27
0_1960-10-11
0_1960-10-22
0_1960-10-25
0_1960-11-08
0_1960-11-12
0_1960-12-31
0_1961-01-10
0_1961-01-24
0_1961-02-04
0_1961-02-18
0_1961-03-07
0_1961-04-12
0_1961-04-18
0_1961-04-29
0_1961-07-07
0_1961-07-15
0_1961-07-18
0_1961-08-02
0_1961-08-05
0_1961-08-08
0_1961-09-10
0_1961-11-23
0_1961-12-16
0_1961-12-20
0_1962-01-09
0_1962-01-12_-_supramental_ship
0_1962-01-21
0_1962-02-06
0_1962-02-09
0_1962-02-13
0_1962-02-24
0_1962-03-06
0_1962-04-13
0_1962-05-29
0_1962-06-06
0_1962-06-12
0_1962-06-27
0_1962-07-11
0_1962-07-18
0_1962-07-21
0_1962-07-25
0_1962-08-11
0_1962-08-14
0_1962-08-31
0_1962-09-05
0_1962-09-26
0_1962-10-12
0_1962-10-27
0_1962-11-10
0_1962-11-17
0_1962-11-30
0_1962-12-19
0_1963-01-09
0_1963-01-14
0_1963-01-30
0_1963-02-15
0_1963-02-23
0_1963-03-06
0_1963-03-09
0_1963-03-16
0_1963-04-20
0_1963-05-15
0_1963-05-18
0_1963-06-29
0_1963-07-20
0_1963-07-31
0_1963-08-13a
0_1963-08-13b
0_1963-08-21
0_1963-09-25
0_1963-09-28
0_1963-10-16
0_1963-10-19
0_1963-11-13
0_1963-12-03
0_1963-12-14
0_1963-12-25
0_1963-12-31
0_1964-01-04
0_1964-01-28
0_1964-02-15
0_1964-03-25
0_1964-05-02
0_1964-08-11
0_1964-08-14
0_1964-08-26
0_1964-08-29
0_1964-09-23
0_1964-09-26
0_1964-10-07
0_1964-10-14
0_1964-10-17
0_1964-10-30
0_1964-11-28
0_1964-12-07
0_1965-01-12
0_1965-02-27
0_1965-03-10
0_1965-03-20
0_1965-05-19
0_1965-05-29
0_1965-06-05
0_1965-06-12
0_1965-06-30
0_1965-07-07
0_1965-07-10
0_1965-08-18
0_1965-08-21
0_1965-08-31
0_1965-09-18
0_1965-09-29
0_1965-10-27
0_1965-10-30
0_1965-11-03
0_1965-11-23
0_1965-12-15
0_1965-12-25
0_1965-12-31
0_1966-01-26
0_1966-02-19
0_1966-03-04
0_1966-03-09
0_1966-04-27
0_1966-04-30
0_1966-05-18
0_1966-05-25
0_1966-05-28
0_1966-06-08
0_1966-06-11
0_1966-06-25
0_1966-08-24
0_1966-09-03
0_1966-09-21
0_1966-10-15
0_1966-10-26
0_1966-10-29
0_1966-11-15
0_1966-11-19
0_1966-12-07
0_1967-02-08
0_1967-03-02
0_1967-03-04
0_1967-04-19
0_1967-05-03
0_1967-05-10
0_1967-05-26
0_1967-06-14
0_1967-06-21
0_1967-07-05
0_1967-07-22
0_1967-09-06
0_1967-09-16
0_1967-09-20
0_1967-10-14
0_1967-10-25
0_1967-11-04
0_1967-12-06
0_1968-01-06
0_1968-01-12
0_1968-03-09
0_1968-03-13
0_1968-03-23
0_1968-04-10
0_1968-04-23
0_1968-05-18
0_1968-05-25
0_1968-06-08
0_1968-06-15
0_1968-07-20
0_1968-09-07
0_1968-09-11
0_1968-09-21
0_1968-10-26
0_1968-11-09
0_1968-11-23
0_1968-11-27
0_1968-11-30
0_1968-12-11
0_1968-12-14
0_1968-12-28
0_1969-01-18
0_1969-02-08
0_1969-02-15
0_1969-02-22
0_1969-04-02
0_1969-04-05
0_1969-04-09
0_1969-04-19
0_1969-04-30
0_1969-05-17
0_1969-06-25
0_1969-07-12
0_1969-07-30
0_1969-08-09
0_1969-08-20
0_1969-08-23
0_1969-08-27
0_1969-08-30
0_1969-09-20
0_1969-10-11
0_1969-10-25
0_1969-11-05
0_1969-11-15
0_1969-11-19
0_1969-11-29
0_1969-12-31
0_1970-01-03
0_1970-02-07
0_1970-03-18
0_1970-04-18
0_1970-04-22
0_1970-04-29
0_1970-06-20
0_1970-09-30
0_1970-10-07
0_1970-10-31
0_1971-01-16
0_1971-03-03
0_1971-03-06
0_1971-03-10
0_1971-03-17
0_1971-04-07
0_1971-05-15
0_1971-07-17
0_1971-11-20
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0_1972-04-05
0_1972-04-12
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0_1972-05-19
0_1972-07-22
02.01_-_A_Vedic_Story
02.01_-_The_World-Stair
02.01_-_The_World_War
02.02_-_Lines_of_the_Descent_of_Consciousness
02.02_-_Rishi_Dirghatama
02.02_-_The_Kingdom_of_Subtle_Matter
02.03_-_An_Aspect_of_Emergent_Evolution
02.03_-_The_Glory_and_the_Fall_of_Life
02.04_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Little_Life
02.05_-_Robert_Graves
02.05_-_The_Godheads_of_the_Little_Life
02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life
02.07_-_George_Seftris
02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night
02.09_-_The_Paradise_of_the_Life-Gods
02.09_-_Two_Mystic_Poems_in_Modern_French
02.10_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Little_Mind
02.10_-_Two_Mystic_Poems_in_Modern_Bengali
02.11_-_Hymn_to_Darkness
02.11_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Mind
02.12_-_Mysticism_in_Bengali_Poetry
02.12_-_The_Ideals_of_Human_Unity
02.13_-_In_the_Self_of_Mind
02.13_-_On_Social_Reconstruction
02.14_-_Appendix
02.14_-_Panacea_of_Isms
02.15_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Greater_Knowledge
03.01_-_Humanism_and_Humanism
03.01_-_The_Malady_of_the_Century
03.01_-_The_New_Year_Initiation
03.02_-_The_Adoration_of_the_Divine_Mother
03.02_-_The_Gradations_of_Consciousness__The_Gradation_of_Planes
03.03_-_Arjuna_or_the_Ideal_Disciple
03.03_-_A_Stainless_Steel_Frame
03.03_-_The_House_of_the_Spirit_and_the_New_Creation
03.04_-_The_Body_Human
03.04_-_Towardsa_New_Ideology
03.05_-_Some_Conceptions_and_Misconceptions
03.05_-_The_Spiritual_Genius_of_India
03.06_-_Divine_Humanism
03.07_-_Brahmacharya
03.07_-_Some_Thoughts_on_the_Unthinkable
03.08_-_The_Spiritual_Outlook
03.08_-_The_Standpoint_of_Indian_Art
03.09_-_Sectarianism_or_Loyalty
03.10_-_Hamlet:_A_Crisis_of_the_Evolving_Soul
03.10_-_The_Mission_of_Buddhism
03.11_-_Modernist_Poetry
03.11_-_The_Language_Problem_and_India
03.12_-_TagorePoet_and_Seer
03.13_-_Dynamic_Fatalism
03.14_-_Mater_Dolorosa
03.15_-_Origin_and_Nature_of_Suffering
03.16_-_The_Tragic_Spirit_in_Nature
04.01_-_The_March_of_Civilisation
04.02_-_A_Chapter_of_Human_Evolution
04.02_-_Human_Progress
04.02_-_The_Growth_of_the_Flame
04.02_-_To_the_Heights_II
04.03_-_Consciousness_as_Energy
04.03_-_The_Call_to_the_Quest
04.04_-_A_Global_Humanity
04.04_-_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Consciousness
04.05_-_The_Immortal_Nation
04.06_-_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Consciousness
04.09_-_Values_Higher_and_Lower
04.27_-_To_the_Heights-XXVII
05.01_-_At_the_Origin_of_Ignorance
05.01_-_Man_and_the_Gods
05.01_-_The_Destined_Meeting-Place
05.02_-_Gods_Labour
05.02_-_Satyavan
05.04_-_The_Immortal_Person
05.05_-_In_Quest_of_Reality
05.07_-_Man_and_Superman
05.09_-_Varieties_of_Religious_Experience
05.11_-_The_Soul_of_a_Nation
05.12_-_The_Soul_and_its_Journey
05.14_-_The_Sanctity_of_the_Individual
05.15_-_Sartrian_Freedom
05.23_-_The_Base_of_Sincerity
05.25_-_Sweet_Adversity
05.26_-_The_Soul_in_Anguish
05.27_-_The_Nature_of_Perfection
05.31_-_Divine_Intervention
05.32_-_Yoga_as_Pragmatic_Power
05.33_-_Caesar_versus_the_Divine
06.01_-_The_Word_of_Fate
06.05_-_The_Story_of_Creation
06.11_-_The_Steps_of_the_Soul
06.12_-_The_Expanding_Body-Consciousness
06.17_-_Directed_Change
06.22_-_I_Have_Nothing,_I_Am_Nothing
06.25_-_Individual_and_Collective_Soul
06.35_-_Second_Sight
06.36_-_The_Mother_on_Herself
07.02_-_The_Parable_of_the_Search_for_the_Soul
07.03_-_The_Entry_into_the_Inner_Countries
07.03_-_This_Expanding_Universe
07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces
07.05_-_The_Finding_of_the_Soul
07.06_-_Nirvana_and_the_Discovery_of_the_All-Negating_Absolute
07.07_-_Freedom_and_Destiny
07.10_-_Diseases_and_Accidents
07.19_-_Bad_Thought-Formation
07.22_-_Mysticism_and_Occultism
07.34_-_And_this_Agile_Reason
07.36_-_The_Body_and_the_Psychic
07.37_-_The_Psychic_Being,_Some_Mysteries
07.40_-_Service_Human_and_Divine
07.43_-_Music_Its_Origin_and_Nature
07.44_-_Music_Indian_and_European
07.45_-_Specialisation
08.01_-_Choosing_To_Do_Yoga
08.02_-_Order_and_Discipline
08.03_-_Death_in_the_Forest
08.05_-_Will_and_Desire
08.14_-_Poetry_and_Poetic_Inspiration
09.02_-_The_Journey_in_Eternal_Night_and_the_Voice_of_the_Darkness
09.05_-_The_Story_of_Love
09.06_-_How_Can_Time_Be_a_Friend?
09.11_-_The_Supramental_Manifestation_and_World_Change
09.13_-_On_Teachers_and_Teaching
100.00_-_Synergy
10.01_-_A_Dream
10.01_-_Cycles_of_Creation
10.02_-_The_Gospel_of_Death_and_Vanity_of_the_Ideal
10.03_-_Life_in_and_Through_Death
10.03_-_The_Debate_of_Love_and_Death
10.04_-_Lord_of_Time
10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real
10.04_-_Transfiguration
1.006_-_Livestock
1.007_-_The_Elevations
10.08_-_Consciousness_as_Freedom
1.008_-_The_Principle_of_Self-Affirmation
1.009_-_Repentance
1.00b_-_DIVISION_B_-_THE_PERSONALITY_RAY_AND_FIRE_BY_FRICTION
1.00b_-_INTRODUCTION
1.00c_-_DIVISION_C_-_THE_ETHERIC_BODY_AND_PRANA
1.00d_-_DIVISION_D_-_KUNDALINI_AND_THE_SPINE
1.00d_-_Introduction
1.00e_-_DIVISION_E_-_MOTION_ON_THE_PHYSICAL_AND_ASTRAL_PLANES
1.00f_-_DIVISION_F_-_THE_LAW_OF_ECONOMY
1.00h_-_Foreword
1.00_-_INTRODUCTORY_REMARKS
1.00_-_Main
1.00_-_PREFACE_-_DESCENSUS_AD_INFERNOS
1.00_-_PRELUDE_AT_THE_THEATRE
10.10_-_A_Poem
1.012_-_Joseph
1.012_-_Sublimation_-_A_Way_to_Reshuffle_Thought
1.013_-_Defence_Mechanisms_of_the_Mind
1.017_-_The_Night_Journey
1.018_-_The_Cave
1.01_-_Adam_Kadmon_and_the_Evolution
1.01_-_An_Accomplished_Westerner
1.01_-_Archetypes_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.01_-_BOOK_THE_FIRST
1.01_-_Economy
1.01_-_Fundamental_Considerations
1.01_-_Introduction
1.01_-_MAPS_OF_EXPERIENCE_-_OBJECT_AND_MEANING
1.01_-_MASTER_AND_DISCIPLE
1.01_-_MAXIMS_AND_MISSILES
1.01_-_Meeting_the_Master_-_Authors_first_meeting,_December_1918
1.01_-_Necessity_for_knowledge_of_the_whole_human_being_for_a_genuine_education.
1.01_-_Newtonian_and_Bergsonian_Time
1.01_-_NIGHT
1.01_-_On_knowledge_of_the_soul,_and_how_knowledge_of_the_soul_is_the_key_to_the_knowledge_of_God.
1.01_-_Our_Demand_and_Need_from_the_Gita
1.01_-_Principles_of_Practical_Psycho_therapy
1.01_-_SAMADHI_PADA
1.01_-_Tara_the_Divine
1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU
1.01_-_the_Call_to_Adventure
1.01_-_The_Castle
1.01_-_The_Cycle_of_Society
1.01_-_The_Divine_and_The_Universe
1.01_-_The_Ego
1.01_-_The_Highest_Meaning_of_the_Holy_Truths
1.01_-_The_Human_Aspiration
1.01_-_The_King_of_the_Wood
1.01_-_The_Mental_Fortress
1.01_-_The_Rape_of_the_Lock
1.01_-_THE_STUFF_OF_THE_UNIVERSE
1.01_-_What_is_Magick?
1.020_-_The_World_and_Our_World
1.02.1_-_The_Inhabiting_Godhead_-_Life_and_Action
1.021_-_The_Prophets
1.02.2.1_-_Brahman_-_Oneness_of_God_and_the_World
1.02.2.2_-_Self-Realisation
10.22_-_Short_Notes_-_5-_Consciousness_and_Dimensions_of_View
1.02.3.1_-_The_Lord
1.02.3.2_-_Knowledge_and_Ignorance
1.02.3.3_-_Birth_and_Non-Birth
10.23_-_Prayers_and_Meditations_of_the_Mother
10.24_-_Savitri
1.024_-_The_Light
1.026_-_The_Poets
1.028_-_Bringing_About_Whole-Souled_Dedication
10.28_-_Love_and_Love
1.02.9_-_Conclusion_and_Summary
1.029_-_The_Spider
1.02_-_BEFORE_THE_CITY-GATE
1.02_-_BOOK_THE_SECOND
1.02_-_Groups_and_Statistical_Mechanics
1.02_-_IN_THE_COMPANY_OF_DEVOTEES
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_Meditating_on_Tara
1.02_-_On_the_Knowledge_of_God.
1.02_-_Prana
1.02_-_Prayer_of_Parashara_to_Vishnu
1.02_-_Priestly_Kings
1.02_-_SADHANA_PADA
1.02_-_Self-Consecration
1.02_-_Skillful_Means
1.02_-_Taras_Tantra
1.02_-_The_7_Habits__An_Overview
1.02_-_The_Age_of_Individualism_and_Reason
1.02_-_The_Child_as_growing_being_and_the_childs_experience_of_encountering_the_teacher.
1.02_-_The_Concept_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.02_-_The_Development_of_Sri_Aurobindos_Thought
1.02_-_The_Eternal_Law
1.02_-_The_Magic_Circle
1.02_-_THE_NATURE_OF_THE_GROUND
1.02_-_The_Necessity_of_Magick_for_All
1.02_-_The_Objects_of_Imitation.
1.02_-_The_Philosophy_of_Ishvara
1.02_-_THE_PROBLEM_OF_SOCRATES
1.02_-_The_Recovery
1.02_-_The_Shadow
1.02_-_The_Three_European_Worlds
1.02_-_The_Two_Negations_1_-_The_Materialist_Denial
1.02_-_THE_WITHIN_OF_THINGS
1.02_-_What_is_Psycho_therapy?
1.02_-_Where_I_Lived,_and_What_I_Lived_For
10.31_-_The_Mystery_of_The_Five_Senses
10.32_-_The_Mystery_of_the_Five_Elements
10.33_-_On_Discipline
1.033_-_The_Confederates
10.35_-_The_Moral_and_the_Spiritual
1.037_-_Preventing_the_Fall_in_Yoga
10.37_-_The_Golden_Bridge
1.03_-_A_Parable
1.03_-_APPRENTICESHIP_AND_ENCULTURATION_-_ADOPTION_OF_A_SHARED_MAP
1.03_-_A_Sapphire_Tale
1.03_-_BOOK_THE_THIRD
1.03_-_Concerning_the_Archetypes,_with_Special_Reference_to_the_Anima_Concept
1.03_-_Eternal_Presence
1.03_-_Hymns_of_Gritsamada
1.03_-_Invocation_of_Tara
1.03_-_Preparing_for_the_Miraculous
1.03_-_Self-Surrender_in_Works_-_The_Way_of_The_Gita
1.03_-_Spiritual_Realisation,_The_aim_of_Bhakti-Yoga
1.03_-_Supernatural_Aid
1.03_-_Sympathetic_Magic
1.03_-_The_End_of_the_Intellect
1.03_-_The_Gods,_Superior_Beings_and_Adverse_Forces
1.03_-_THE_GRAND_OPTION
1.03_-_THE_ORPHAN,_THE_WIDOW,_AND_THE_MOON
1.03_-_The_Phenomenon_of_Man
1.03_-_The_Sephiros
1.03_-_THE_STUDY_(The_Exorcism)
1.03_-_The_Syzygy_-_Anima_and_Animus
1.03_-_To_Layman_Ishii
1.043_-_Decorations
1.044_-_Smoke
1.047_-_Muhammad
1.04_-_ADVICE_TO_HOUSEHOLDERS
1.04_-_ALCHEMY_AND_MANICHAEISM
1.04_-_BOOK_THE_FOURTH
1.04_-_Descent_into_Future_Hell
1.04_-_Feedback_and_Oscillation
1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD
1.04_-_Magic_and_Religion
1.04_-_Money
1.04_-_Of_other_imperfections_which_these_beginners_are_apt_to_have_with_respect_to_the_third_sin,_which_is_luxury.
1.04_-_On_blessed_and_ever-memorable_obedience
1.04_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_Future_World.
1.04_-_Pratyahara
1.04_-_Religion_and_Occultism
1.04_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_PROGRESS
1.04_-_Te_Shan_Carrying_His_Bundle
1.04_-_The_Aims_of_Psycho_therapy
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.04_-_The_Core_of_the_Teaching
1.04_-_The_Crossing_of_the_First_Threshold
1.04_-_The_Discovery_of_the_Nation-Soul
1.04_-_The_Divine_Mother_-_This_Is_She
1.04_-_The_Future_of_Man
1.04_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda
1.04_-_The_Need_of_Guru
1.04_-_The_Sacrifice_the_Triune_Path_and_the_Lord_of_the_Sacrifice
1.04_-_The_Self
1.04_-_The_Silent_Mind
1.04_-_THE_STUDY_(The_Compact)
1.04_-_What_Arjuna_Saw_-_the_Dark_Side_of_the_Force
1.05_-_2010_and_1956_-_Doomsday?
1.052_-_The_Mount
1.053_-_A_Very_Important_Sadhana
1.057_-_Iron
1.05_-_Adam_Kadmon
1.05_-_AUERBACHS_CELLAR
1.05_-_BOOK_THE_FIFTH
1.05_-_Buddhism_and_Women
1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self
1.05_-_Computing_Machines_and_the_Nervous_System
1.05_-_Dharana
1.05_-_Hsueh_Feng's_Grain_of_Rice
1.05_-_Of_the_imperfections_into_which_beginners_fall_with_respect_to_the_sin_of_wrath
1.05_-_Pratyahara_and_Dharana
1.05_-_Problems_of_Modern_Psycho_therapy
1.05_-_Qualifications_of_the_Aspirant_and_the_Teacher
1.05_-_Solitude
1.05_-_Some_Results_of_Initiation
1.05_-_The_Activation_of_Human_Energy
1.05_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_-_The_Psychic_Being
1.05_-_The_Creative_Principle
1.05_-_The_Destiny_of_the_Individual
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_The_Magical_Control_of_the_Weather
1.05_-_THE_MASTER_AND_KESHAB
1.05_-_The_New_Consciousness
1.05_-_THE_NEW_SPIRIT
1.05_-_The_True_Doer_of_Works
1.05_-_The_Universe__The_0_=_2_Equation
1.05_-_Vishnu_as_Brahma_creates_the_world
1.05_-_War_And_Politics
1.05_-_Yoga_and_Hypnotism
1.06_-_Agni_and_the_Truth
1.06_-_BOOK_THE_SIXTH
1.06_-_Confutation_Of_Other_Philosophers
1.06_-_Definition_of_Tragedy.
1.06_-_Dhyana_and_Samadhi
1.06_-_Five_Dreams
1.06_-_Iconography
1.06_-_LIFE_AND_THE_PLANETS
1.06_-_PIG_AND_PEPPER
1.06_-_Quieting_the_Vital
1.06_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_2_The_Works_of_Love_-_The_Works_of_Life
1.06_-_The_Breaking_of_the_Limits
1.06_-_THE_FOUR_GREAT_ERRORS
1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother
1.06_-_The_Light
1.06_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES
1.06_-_The_Objective_and_Subjective_Views_of_Life
1.06_-_The_Sign_of_the_Fishes
1.06_-_The_Third_Circle__The_Gluttonous._Cerberus._The_Eternal_Rain._Ciacco._Florence.
1.06_-_Wealth_and_Government
1.06_-_WITCHES_KITCHEN
1.070_-_Ways_of_Ascent
1.079_-_The_Snatchers
1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible
1.07_-_BOOK_THE_SEVENTH
1.07_-_Bridge_across_the_Afterlife
1.07_-_On_Dreams
1.07_-_On_mourning_which_causes_joy.
1.07_-_ON_READING_AND_WRITING
1.07_-_Standards_of_Conduct_and_Spiritual_Freedom
1.07_-_The_Continuity_of_Consciousness
1.07_-_The_Ego_and_the_Dualities
1.07_-_The_Farther_Reaches_of_Human_Nature
1.07_-_THE_GREAT_EVENT_FORESHADOWED_-_THE_PLANETIZATION_OF_MANKIND
1.07_-_The_Magic_Wand
1.07_-_THE_MASTER_AND_VIJAY_GOSWAMI
1.07_-_The_Primary_Data_of_Being
1.07_-_The_Process_of_Evolution
1.07_-_The_Psychic_Center
1.07_-_TRUTH
1.08a_-_The_Ladder
1.08_-_Attendants
1.08_-_BOOK_THE_EIGHTH
1.08_-_Civilisation_and_Barbarism
1.08_-_EVENING_A_SMALL,_NEATLY_KEPT_CHAMBER
1.08_-_Independence_from_the_Physical
1.08_-_Information,_Language,_and_Society
1.08_-_Psycho_therapy_Today
1.08_-_RELIGION_AND_TEMPERAMENT
1.08_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_THE_SPIRITUAL_REPERCUSSIONS_OF_THE_ATOM_BOMB
1.08_-_Sri_Aurobindos_Descent_into_Death
1.08_-_Stead_and_the_Spirits
1.08_-_The_Depths_of_the_Divine
1.08_-_The_Four_Austerities_and_the_Four_Liberations
1.08_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.08_-_The_Historical_Significance_of_the_Fish
1.08_-_The_Magic_Sword,_Dagger_and_Trident
1.08_-_THE_MASTERS_BIRTHDAY_CELEBRATION_AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.08_-_The_Methods_of_Vedantic_Knowledge
1.08_-_THE_QUEEN'S_CROQUET_GROUND
1.08_-_The_Splitting_of_the_Human_Personality_during_Spiritual_Training
1.08_-_The_Supreme_Will
1.08_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_3
1.094_-_Understanding_the_Structure_of_Things
1.099_-_The_Entry_of_the_Eternal_into_the_Individual
1.09_-_ADVICE_TO_THE_BRAHMOS
1.09_-_BOOK_THE_NINTH
1.09_-_Civilisation_and_Culture
1.09_-_Concentration_-_Its_Spiritual_Uses
1.09_-_Equality_and_the_Annihilation_of_Ego
1.09_-_Fundamental_Questions_of_Psycho_therapy
1.09_-_(Plot_continued.)_Dramatic_Unity.
1.09_-_PROMENADE
1.09_-_Saraswati_and_Her_Consorts
1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE
1.09_-_Sleep_and_Death
1.09_-_Sri_Aurobindo_and_the_Big_Bang
1.09_-_Talks
1.09_-_Taras_Ultimate_Nature
1.09_-_The_Absolute_Manifestation
1.09_-_The_Chosen_Ideal
1.09_-_The_Greater_Self
1.09_-_The_Secret_Chiefs
1.09_-_The_Worship_of_Trees
1.09_-_To_the_Students,_Young_and_Old
11.01_-_The_Eternal_Day__The_Souls_Choice_and_the_Supreme_Consummation
1.1.03_-_Brahman
1.1.04_-_Philosophy
1.1.04_-_The_Self_or_Atman
11.07_-_The_Labours_of_the_Gods:_The_five_Purifications
1.10_-_Aesthetic_and_Ethical_Culture
1.10_-_BOOK_THE_TENTH
1.10_-_Concentration_-_Its_Practice
1.10_-_Conscious_Force
1.10_-_Fate_and_Free-Will
1.10_-_Foresight
1.10_-_GRACE_AND_FREE_WILL
1.10_-_Harmony
1.10_-_Laughter_Of_The_Gods
1.10_-_Relics_of_Tree_Worship_in_Modern_Europe
1.10_-_THE_FORMATION_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
1.10_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES_(II)
1.10_-_THE_NEIGHBORS_HOUSE
1.10_-_Theodicy_-_Nature_Makes_No_Mistakes
1.10_-_The_Revolutionary_Yogi
1.10_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.10_-_The_Three_Modes_of_Nature
1.10_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Intelligent_Will
1.10_-_THINGS_I_OWE_TO_THE_ANCIENTS
11.15_-_Sri_Aurobindo
1.11_-_BOOK_THE_ELEVENTH
1.11_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Problem
1.11_-_FAITH_IN_MAN
1.11_-_Higher_Laws
1.11_-_Oneness
1.11_-_On_talkativeness_and_silence.
1.11_-_The_Change_of_Power
1.11_-_The_Influence_of_the_Sexes_on_Vegetation
1.11_-_The_Kalki_Avatar
1.11_-_The_Master_of_the_Work
1.1.1_-_The_Mind_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
1.11_-_The_Reason_as_Governor_of_Life
1.11_-_The_Second_Genesis
1.11_-_The_Three_Purushas
1.11_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_AT_DAKSHINEWAR
1.11_-_Works_and_Sacrifice
1.12_-_BOOK_THE_TWELFTH
1.12_-_Brute_Neighbors
1.1.2_-_Commentary
1.12_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Solution
1.12_-_GARDEN
1.12_-_God_Departs
1.12_-_Sleep_and_Dreams
1.12_-_The_Astral_Plane
1.12_-_THE_FESTIVAL_AT_PNIHTI
1.12_-_The_Left-Hand_Path_-_The_Black_Brothers
1.12_-_The_Office_and_Limitations_of_the_Reason
1.12_-_The_'quantitative_parts'_of_Tragedy_defined.
1.12_-_The_Sacred_Marriage
1.12_-_The_Significance_of_Sacrifice
1.12_-_The_Sociology_of_Superman
1.12_-_The_Superconscient
1.12_-_TIME_AND_ETERNITY
1.13_-_And_Then?
1.13_-_BOOK_THE_THIRTEENTH
1.13_-_Conclusion_-_He_is_here
1.13_-_Gnostic_Symbols_of_the_Self
1.1.3_-_Mental_Difficulties_and_the_Need_of_Quietude
1.13_-_(Plot_continued.)_What_constitutes_Tragic_Action.
1.13_-_Posterity_of_Dhruva
1.13_-_Reason_and_Religion
1.13_-_System_of_the_O.T.O.
1.13_-_The_Divine_Maya
1.13_-_THE_HUMAN_REBOUND_OF_EVOLUTION_AND_ITS_CONSEQUENCES
1.13_-_The_Kings_of_Rome_and_Alba
1.13_-_THE_MASTER_AND_M.
1.13_-_Under_the_Auspices_of_the_Gods
1.14_-_INSTRUCTION_TO_VAISHNAVS_AND_BRHMOS
1.14_-_Noise
1.14_-_(Plot_continued.)_The_tragic_emotions_of_pity_and_fear_should_spring_out_of_the_Plot_itself.
1.14_-_The_Principle_of_Divine_Works
1.14_-_The_Secret
1.14_-_The_Structure_and_Dynamics_of_the_Self
1.14_-_The_Succesion_to_the_Kingdom_in_Ancient_Latium
1.14_-_The_Victory_Over_Death
1.14_-_TURMOIL_OR_GENESIS?
1.15_-_Conclusion
1.15_-_Index
1.15_-_In_the_Domain_of_the_Spirit_Beings
1.15_-_LAST_VISIT_TO_KESHAB
1.15_-_Sex_Morality
1.15_-_The_Possibility_and_Purpose_of_Avatarhood
1.15_-_The_Supreme_Truth-Consciousness
1.1.5_-_Thought_and_Knowledge
1.16_-_Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Evocational_Magic
1.16_-_Dianus_and_Diana
1.16_-_Man,_A_Transitional_Being
1.16_-_MARTHAS_GARDEN
1.16_-_(Plot_continued.)_Recognition__its_various_kinds,_with_examples
1.16_-_The_Process_of_Avatarhood
1.16_-_The_Season_of_Truth
1.16_-_The_Suprarational_Ultimate_of_Life
1.16_-_The_Triple_Status_of_Supermind
1.16_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.17_-_Astral_Journey__Example,_How_to_do_it,_How_to_Verify_your_Experience
1.17_-_AT_THE_FOUNTAIN
1.17_-_DOES_MANKIND_MOVE_BIOLOGICALLY_UPON_ITSELF?
1.17_-_Geryon._The_Violent_against_Art._Usurers._Descent_into_the_Abyss_of_Malebolge.
1.17_-_Legend_of_Prahlada
1.17_-_M._AT_DAKSHINEWAR
1.17_-_ON_THE_WAY_OF_THE_CREATOR
1.17_-_Practical_rules_for_the_Tragic_Poet.
1.17_-_The_Divine_Soul
1.17_-_The_Transformation
1.18_-_Evocation
1.18_-_FAITH
1.18_-_Further_rules_for_the_Tragic_Poet.
1.18_-_M._AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.18_-_Mind_and_Supermind
1.18_-_ON_LITTLE_OLD_AND_YOUNG_WOMEN
1.18_-_The_Divine_Worker
1.18_-_The_Infrarational_Age_of_the_Cycle
1.18_-_The_Perils_of_the_Soul
1.19_-_Equality
1.19_-_Life
1.19_-_NIGHT
1.19_-_THE_MASTER_AND_HIS_INJURED_ARM
1.201_-_Socrates
12.01_-_The_Return_to_Earth
12.01_-_This_Great_Earth_Our_Mother
12.02_-_The_Stress_of_the_Spirit
12.04_-_Love_and_Death
1.2.07_-_Surrender
1.2.08_-_Faith
1.20_-_Death,_Desire_and_Incapacity
1.20_-_Equality_and_Knowledge
1.20_-_HOW_MAY_WE_CONCEIVE_AND_HOPE_THAT_HUMAN_UNANIMIZATION_WILL_BE_REALIZED_ON_EARTH?
1.20_-_RULES_FOR_HOUSEHOLDERS_AND_MONKS
1.20_-_Tabooed_Persons
1.20_-_Talismans_-_The_Lamen_-_The_Pantacle
1.20_-_The_End_of_the_Curve_of_Reason
1.2.1.06_-_Symbolism_and_Allegory
1.2.12_-_Vigilance
1.21_-_A_DAY_AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.21_-_FROM_THE_PRE-HUMAN_TO_THE_ULTRA-HUMAN,_THE_PHASES_OF_A_LIVING_PLANET
1.2.1_-_Mental_Development_and_Sadhana
1.21_-_WALPURGIS-NIGHT
1.22_-_ADVICE_TO_AN_ACTOR
1.22_-_Ciampolo,_Friar_Gomita,_and_Michael_Zanche._The_Malabranche_quarrel.
1.22_-_EMOTIONALISM
1.22_-_How_to_Learn_the_Practice_of_Astrology
1.22_-_OBERON_AND_TITANIA's_GOLDEN_WEDDING
1.22_-_On_the_many_forms_of_vainglory.
1.22_-_The_Necessity_of_the_Spiritual_Transformation
1.22_-_The_Problem_of_Life
1.23_-_Conditions_for_the_Coming_of_a_Spiritual_Age
1.23_-_FESTIVAL_AT_SURENDRAS_HOUSE
1.23_-_Improvising_a_Temple
1.23_-_Our_Debt_to_the_Savage
1.23_-_The_Double_Soul_in_Man
1.240_-_1.300_Talks
1.240_-_Talks_2
1.24_-_(Epic_Poetry_continued.)_Further_points_of_agreement_with_Tragedy.
1.24_-_PUNDIT_SHASHADHAR
1.24_-_The_Killing_of_the_Divine_King
1.25_-_ADVICE_TO_PUNDIT_SHASHADHAR
1.25_-_Fascinations,_Invisibility,_Levitation,_Transmutations,_Kinks_in_Time
1.25_-_On_Religion
1.25_-_On_the_destroyer_of_the_passions,_most_sublime_humility,_which_is_rooted_in_spiritual_feeling.
1.25_-_SPIRITUAL_EXERCISES
1.25_-_Temporary_Kings
1.25_-_The_Knot_of_Matter
1.26_-_FESTIVAL_AT_ADHARS_HOUSE
1.26_-_On_discernment_of_thoughts,_passions_and_virtues
1.26_-_The_Ascending_Series_of_Substance
1.27_-_AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.27_-_Structure_of_Mind_Based_on_that_of_Body
1.27_-_The_Sevenfold_Chord_of_Being
1.28_-_Describes_the_nature_of_the_Prayer_of_Recollection_and_sets_down_some_of_the_means_by_which_we_can_make_it_a_habit.
1.28_-_Need_to_Define_God,_Self,_etc.
1.28_-_Supermind,_Mind_and_the_Overmind_Maya
1.28_-_The_Killing_of_the_Tree-Spirit
1.2_-_Katha_Upanishads
1.300_-_1.400_Talks
13.01_-_A_Centurys_Salutation_to_Sri_Aurobindo_The_Greatness_of_the_Great
1.3.04_-_Peace
13.05_-_A_Dream_Of_Surreal_Science
1.3.05_-_Silence
13.06_-_The_Passing_of_Satyavan
1.3.1.02_-_The_Object_of_Our_Yoga
1.31_-_Adonis_in_Cyprus
1.3.2.01_-_I._The_Entire_Purpose_of_Yoga
1.32_-_The_Ritual_of_Adonis
1.33_-_The_Gardens_of_Adonis
1.3.4.04_-_The_Divine_Superman
1.34_-_The_Myth_and_Ritual_of_Attis
1.3.5.01_-_The_Law_of_the_Way
1.3.5.02_-_Man_and_the_Supermind
1.35_-_Attis_as_a_God_of_Vegetation
1.35_-_The_Tao_2
1.36_-_Human_Representatives_of_Attis
1.37_-_Death_-_Fear_-_Magical_Memory
1.38_-_The_Myth_of_Osiris
1.38_-_Woman_-_Her_Magical_Formula
1.39_-_The_Ritual_of_Osiris
1.3_-_Mundaka_Upanishads
1.400_-_1.450_Talks
1.4.01_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Guidance
14.01_-_To_Read_Sri_Aurobindo
1.4.02_-_The_Divine_Force
1.4.03_-_The_Guru
14.05_-_The_Golden_Rule
14.06_-_Liberty,_Self-Control_and_Friendship
14.07_-_A_Review_of_Our_Ashram_Life
14.08_-_A_Parable_of_Sea-Gulls
1.40_-_Coincidence
1.40_-_The_Nature_of_Osiris
1.439
1.44_-_Serious_Style_of_A.C.,_or_the_Apparent_Frivolity_of_Some_of_my_Remarks
1.450_-_1.500_Talks
1.45_-_The_Corn-Mother_and_the_Corn-Maiden_in_Northern_Europe
1.46_-_The_Corn-Mother_in_Many_Lands
1.47_-_Lityerses
1.48_-_The_Corn-Spirit_as_an_Animal
1.49_-_Ancient_Deities_of_Vegetation_as_Animals
15.03_-_A_Canadian_Question
15.06_-_Words,_Words,_Words...
15.07_-_Souls_Freedom
15.08_-_Ashram_-_Inner_and_Outer
1.50_-_Eating_the_God
1.51_-_How_to_Recognise_Masters,_Angels,_etc.,_and_how_they_Work
1.52_-_Killing_the_Divine_Animal
1.54_-_Types_of_Animal_Sacrament
1.550_-_1.600_Talks
1.55_-_The_Transference_of_Evil
1.56_-_The_Public_Expulsion_of_Evils
1.57_-_Beings_I_have_Seen_with_my_Physical_Eye
1.57_-_Public_Scapegoats
1.58_-_Do_Angels_Ever_Cut_Themselves_Shaving?
1.58_-_Human_Scapegoats_in_Classical_Antiquity
1.59_-_Killing_the_God_in_Mexico
1.60_-_Knack
1.63_-_Fear,_a_Bad_Astral_Vision
1.63_-_The_Interpretation_of_the_Fire-Festivals
1.64_-_Magical_Power
1.66_-_The_External_Soul_in_Folk-Tales
1.68_-_The_God-Letters
1.69_-_Farewell_to_Nemi
1.70_-_Morality_1
17.11_-_A_Prayer
1.72_-_Education
1.74_-_Obstacles_on_the_Path
1.75_-_The_AA_and_the_Planet
1.78_-_Sore_Spots
1.79_-_Progress
18.04_-_Modern_Poems
18.05_-_Ashram_Poets
1.80_-_Life_a_Gamble
1.83_-_Epistola_Ultima
1914_03_03p
1914_05_17p
1914_05_26p
1914_06_24p
1914_08_18p
1915_07_31p
1915_11_07p
1916_12_05p
1916_12_20p
1917_01_05p
1917_03_27p
1929-04-14_-_Dangers_of_Yoga_-_Two_paths,_tapasya_and_surrender_-_Impulses,_desires_and_Yoga_-_Difficulties_-_Unification_around_the_psychic_being_-_Ambition,_undoing_of_many_Yogis_-_Powers,_misuse_and_right_use_of_-_How_to_recognise_the_Divine_Will_-_Accept_things_that_come_from_Divine_-_Vital_devotion_-_Need_of_strong_body_and_nerves_-_Inner_being,_invariable
1929-04-21_-_Visions,_seeing_and_interpretation_-_Dreams_and_dreaml_and_-_Dreamless_sleep_-_Visions_and_formulation_-_Surrender,_passive_and_of_the_will_-_Meditation_and_progress_-_Entering_the_spiritual_life,_a_plunge_into_the_Divine
1929-04-28_-_Offering,_general_and_detailed_-_Integral_Yoga_-_Remembrance_of_the_Divine_-_Reading_and_Yoga_-_Necessity,_predetermination_-_Freedom_-_Miracles_-_Aim_of_creation
1929-05-05_-_Intellect,_true_and_wrong_movement_-_Attacks_from_adverse_forces_-_Faith,_integral_and_absolute_-_Death,_not_a_necessity_-_Descent_of_Divine_Consciousness_-_Inner_progress_-_Memory_of_former_lives
1929-05-12_-_Beings_of_vital_world_(vampires)_-_Money_power_and_vital_beings_-_Capacity_for_manifestation_of_will_-_Entry_into_vital_world_-_Body,_a_protection_-_Individuality_and_the_vital_world
1929-05-26_-_Individual,_illusion_of_separateness_-_Hostile_forces_and_the_mental_plane_-_Psychic_world,_psychic_being_-_Spiritual_and_psychic_-_Words,_understanding_speech_and_reading_-_Hostile_forces,_their_utility_-_Illusion_of_action,_true_action
1929-06-23_-_Knowledge_of_the_Yogi_-_Knowledge_and_the_Supermind_-_Methods_of_changing_the_condition_of_the_body_-_Meditation,_aspiration,_sincerity
1929-07-28_-_Art_and_Yoga_-_Art_and_life_-_Music,_dance_-_World_of_Harmony
1950-12-23_-_Concentration_and_energy
1950-12-25_-_Christmas_-_festival_of_Light_-_Energy_and_mental_growth_-_Meditation_and_concentration_-_The_Mother_of_Dreams_-_Playing_a_game_well,_and_energy
1951-01-13_-_Aim_of_life_-_effort_and_joy._Science_of_living,_becoming_conscious._Forces_and_influences.
1951-01-15_-_Sincerity_-_inner_discernment_-_inner_light._Evil_and_imbalance._Consciousness_and_instruments.
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.
1951-02-08_-_Unifying_the_being_-_ideas_of_good_and_bad_-_Miracles_-_determinism_-_Supreme_Will_-_Distinguishing_the_voice_of_the_Divine
1951-02-10_-_Liberty_and_license_-_surrender_makes_you_free_-_Men_in_authority_as_representatives_of_the_divine_Truth_-_Work_as_offering_-_total_surrender_needs_time_-_Effort_and_inspiration_-_will_and_patience
1951-02-12_-_Divine_force_-_Signs_indicating_readiness_-_Weakness_in_mind,_vital_-_concentration_-_Divine_perception,_human_notion_of_good,_bad_-_Conversion,_consecration_-_progress_-_Signs_of_entering_the_path_-_kinds_of_meditation_-_aspiration
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
1951-02-19_-_Exteriorisation-_clairvoyance,_fainting,_etc_-_Somnambulism_-_Tartini_-_childrens_dreams_-_Nightmares_-_gurus_protection_-_Mind_and_vital_roam_during_sleep
1951-02-22_-_Surrender,_offering,_consecration_-_Experiences_and_sincerity_-_Aspiration_and_desire_-_Vedic_hymns_-_Concentration_and_time
1951-03-01_-_Universe_and_the_Divine_-_Freedom_and_determinism_-_Grace_-_Time_and_Creation-_in_the_Supermind_-_Work_and_its_results_-_The_psychic_being_-_beauty_and_love_-_Flowers-_beauty_and_significance_-_Choice_of_reincarnating_psychic_being
1951-03-03_-_Hostile_forces_-_difficulties_-_Individuality_and_form_-_creation
1951-03-05_-_Disasters-_the_forces_of_Nature_-_Story_of_the_charity_Bazar_-_Liberation_and_law_-_Dealing_with_the_mind_and_vital-_methods
1951-03-08_-_Silencing_the_mind_-_changing_the_nature_-_Reincarnation-_choice_-_Psychic,_higher_beings_gods_incarnating_-_Incarnation_of_vital_beings_-_the_Lord_of_Falsehood_-_Hitler_-_Possession_and_madness
1951-03-10_-_Fairy_Tales-_serpent_guarding_treasure_-_Vital_beings-_their_incarnations_-_The_vital_being_after_death_-_Nightmares-_vital_and_mental_-_Mind_and_vital_after_death_-_The_spirit_of_the_form-_Egyptian_mummies
1951-03-12_-_Mental_forms_-_learning_difficult_subjects_-_Mental_fortress_-_thought_-_Training_the_mind_-_Helping_the_vital_being_after_death_-_ceremonies_-_Human_stupidities
1951-03-19_-_Mental_worlds_and_their_beings_-_Understanding_in_silence_-_Psychic_world-_its_characteristics_-_True_experiences_and_mental_formations_-_twelve_senses
1951-03-22_-_Relativity-_time_-_Consciousness_-_psychic_Witness_-_The_twelve_senses_-_water-divining_-_Instinct_in_animals_-_story_of_Mothers_cat
1951-03-29_-_The_Great_Vehicle_and_The_Little_Vehicle_-_Choosing_ones_family,_country_-_The_vital_being_distorted_-_atavism_-_Sincerity_-_changing_ones_character
1951-04-02_-_Causes_of_accidents_-_Little_entities,_helpful_or_mischievous-_incidents
1951-04-05_-_Illusion_and_interest_in_action_-_The_action_of_the_divine_Grace_and_the_ego_-_Concentration,_aspiration,_will,_inner_silence_-_Value_of_a_story_or_a_language_-_Truth_-_diversity_in_the_world
1951-04-07_-_Origin_of_Evil_-_Misery-_its_cause
1951-04-09_-_Modern_Art_-_Trend_of_art_in_Europe_in_the_twentieth_century_-_Effect_of_the_Wars_-_descent_of_vital_worlds_-_Formation_of_character_-_If_there_is_another_war
1951-04-12_-_Japan,_its_art,_landscapes,_life,_etc_-_Fairy-lore_of_Japan_-_Culture-_its_spiral_movement_-_Indian_and_European-_the_spiritual_life_-_Art_and_Truth
1951-04-19_-_Demands_and_needs_-_human_nature_-_Abolishing_the_ego_-_Food-_tamas,_consecration_-_Changing_the_nature-_the_vital_and_the_mind_-_The_yoga_of_the_body__-_cellular_consciousness
1951-04-23_-_The_goal_and_the_way_-_Learning_how_to_sleep_-_relaxation_-_Adverse_forces-_test_of_sincerity_-_Attitude_to_suffering_and_death
1951-04-26_-_Irrevocable_transformation_-_The_divine_Shakti_-_glad_submission_-_Rejection,_integral_-_Consecration_-_total_self-forgetfulness_-_work
1951-04-28_-_Personal_effort_-_tamas,_laziness_-_Static_and_dynamic_power_-_Stupidity_-_psychic_and_intelligence_-_Philosophies-_different_languages_-_Theories_of_Creation_-_Surrender_of_ones_being_and_ones_work
1951-05-05_-_Needs_and_desires_-_Discernment_-_sincerity_and_true_perception_-_Mantra_and_its_effects_-_Object_in_action-_to_serve_-_relying_only_on_the_Divine
1951-05-12_-_Mahalakshmi_and_beauty_in_life_-_Mahasaraswati_-_conscious_hand_-_Riches_and_poverty
1951-05-14_-_Chance_-_the_play_of_forces_-_Peace,_given_and_lost_-_Abolishing_the_ego
1953-05-06
1953-05-13
1953-05-27
1953-06-03
1953-06-10
1953-06-17
1953-07-01
1953-07-08
1953-07-22
1953-07-29
1953-08-12
1953-09-02
1953-09-16
1953-10-07
1953-11-25
1953-12-30
1954-02-03_-_The_senses_and_super-sense_-_Children_can_be_moulded_-_Keeping_things_in_order_-_The_shadow
1954-02-10_-_Study_a_variety_of_subjects_-_Memory_-Memory_of_past_lives_-_Getting_rid_of_unpleasant_thoughts
1954-03-24_-_Dreams_and_the_condition_of_the_stomach_-_Tobacco_and_alcohol_-_Nervousness_-_The_centres_and_the_Kundalini_-_Control_of_the_senses
1954-04-28_-_Aspiration_and_receptivity_-_Resistance_-_Purusha_and_Prakriti,_not_masculine_and_feminine
1954-05-05_-_Faith,_trust,_confidence_-_Insincerity_and_unconsciousness
1954-06-16_-_Influences,_Divine_and_other_-_Adverse_forces_-_The_four_great_Asuras_-_Aspiration_arranges_circumstances_-_Wanting_only_the_Divine
1954-06-30_-_Occultism_-_Religion_and_vital_beings_-_Mothers_knowledge_of_what_happens_in_the_Ashram_-_Asking_questions_to_Mother_-_Drawing_on_Mother
1954-07-14_-_The_Divine_and_the_Shakti_-_Personal_effort_-_Speaking_and_thinking_-_Doubt_-_Self-giving,_consecration_and_surrender_-_Mothers_use_of_flowers_-_Ornaments_and_protection
1954-08-04_-_Servant_and_worker_-_Justification_of_weakness_-_Play_of_the_Divine_-_Why_are_you_here_in_the_Ashram?
1954-08-18_-_Mahalakshmi_-_Maheshwari_-_Mahasaraswati_-_Determinism_and_freedom_-_Suffering_and_knowledge_-_Aspects_of_the_Mother
1954-08-25_-_Ananda_aspect_of_the_Mother_-_Changing_conditions_in_the_Ashram_-_Ascetic_discipline_-_Mothers_body
1954-10-20_-_Stand_back_-_Asking_questions_to_Mother_-_Seeing_images_in_meditation_-_Berlioz_-Music_-_Mothers_organ_music_-_Destiny
1954-11-10_-_Inner_experience,_the_basis_of_action_-_Keeping_open_to_the_Force_-_Faith_through_aspiration_-_The_Mothers_symbol_-_The_mind_and_vital_seize_experience_-_Degrees_of_sincerity_-Becoming_conscious_of_the_Divine_Force
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
1954-12-15_-_Many_witnesses_inside_oneself_-_Children_in_the_Ashram_-_Trance_and_the_waking_consciousness_-_Ascetic_methods_-_Education,_spontaneous_effort_-_Spiritual_experience
1955-02-09_-_Desire_is_contagious_-_Primitive_form_of_love_-_the_artists_delight_-_Psychic_need,_mind_as_an_instrument_-_How_the_psychic_being_expresses_itself_-_Distinguishing_the_parts_of_ones_being_-_The_psychic_guides_-_Illness_-_Mothers_vision
1955-04-06_-_Freuds_psychoanalysis,_the_subliminal_being_-_The_psychic_and_the_subliminal_-_True_psychology_-_Changing_the_lower_nature_-_Faith_in_different_parts_of_the_being_-_Psychic_contact_established_in_all_in_the_Ashram
1955-05-04_-_Drawing_on_the_universal_vital_forces_-_The_inner_physical_-_Receptivity_to_different_kinds_of_forces_-_Progress_and_receptivity
1955-06-08_-_Working_for_the_Divine_-_ideal_attitude_-_Divine_manifesting_-_reversal_of_consciousness,_knowing_oneself_-_Integral_progress,_outer,_inner,_facing_difficulties_-_People_in_Ashram_-_doing_Yoga_-_Children_given_freedom,_choosing_yoga
1955-06-22_-_Awakening_the_Yoga-shakti_-_The_thousand-petalled_lotus-_Reading,_how_far_a_help_for_yoga_-_Simple_and_complicated_combinations_in_men
1955-09-21_-_Literature_and_the_taste_for_forms_-_The_characters_of_The_Great_Secret_-_How_literature_helps_us_to_progress_-_Reading_to_learn_-_The_commercial_mentality_-_How_to_choose_ones_books_-_Learning_to_enrich_ones_possibilities_...
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
1955-12-07_-_Emotional_impulse_of_self-giving_-_A_young_dancer_in_France_-_The_heart_has_wings,_not_the_head_-_Only_joy_can_conquer_the_Adversary
1956-01-04_-_Integral_idea_of_the_Divine_-_All_things_attracted_by_the_Divine_-_Bad_things_not_in_place_-_Integral_yoga_-_Moving_idea-force,_ideas_-_Consequences_of_manifestation_-_Work_of_Spirit_via_Nature_-_Change_consciousness,_change_world
1956-02-08_-_Forces_of_Nature_expressing_a_higher_Will_-_Illusion_of_separate_personality_-_One_dynamic_force_which_moves_all_things_-_Linear_and_spherical_thinking_-_Common_ideal_of_life,_microscopic
1956-03-07_-_Sacrifice,_Animals,_hostile_forces,_receive_in_proportion_to_consciousness_-_To_be_luminously_open_-_Integral_transformation_-_Pain_of_rejection,_delight_of_progress_-_Spirit_behind_intention_-_Spirit,_matter,_over-simplified
1956-03-28_-_The_starting-point_of_spiritual_experience_-_The_boundless_finite_-_The_Timeless_and_Time_-_Mental_explanation_not_enough_-_Changing_knowledge_into_experience_-_Sat-Chit-Tapas-Ananda
1956-04-04_-_The_witness_soul_-_A_Gita_enthusiast_-_Propagandist_spirit,_Tolstoys_son
1956-04-25_-_God,_human_conception_and_the_true_Divine_-_Earthly_existence,_to_realise_the_Divine_-_Ananda,_divine_pleasure_-_Relations_with_the_divine_Presence_-_Asking_the_Divine_for_what_one_needs_-_Allowing_the_Divine_to_lead_one
1956-05-02_-_Threefold_union_-_Manifestation_of_the_Supramental_-_Profiting_from_the_Divine_-_Recognition_of_the_Supramental_Force_-_Ascent,_descent,_manifestation
1956-05-23_-_Yoga_and_religion_-_Story_of_two_clergymen_on_a_boat_-_The_Buddha_and_the_Supramental_-_Hieroglyphs_and_phonetic_alphabets_-_A_vision_of_ancient_Egypt_-_Memory_for_sounds
1956-06-27_-_Birth,_entry_of_soul_into_body_-_Formation_of_the_supramental_world_-_Aspiration_for_progress_-_Bad_thoughts_-_Cerebral_filter_-_Progress_and_resistance
1956-07-18_-_Unlived_dreams_-_Radha-consciousness_-_Separation_and_identification_-_Ananda_of_identity_and_Ananda_of_union_-_Sincerity,_meditation_and_prayer_-_Enemies_of_the_Divine_-_The_universe_is_progressive
1956-07-25_-_A_complete_act_of_divine_love_-_How_to_listen_-_Sports_programme_same_for_boys_and_girls_-_How_to_profit_by_stay_at_Ashram_-_To_Women_about_Their_Body
1956-08-15_-_Protection,_purification,_fear_-_Atmosphere_at_the_Ashram_on_Darshan_days_-_Darshan_messages_-_Significance_of_15-08_-_State_of_surrender_-_Divine_Grace_always_all-powerful_-_Assumption_of_Virgin_Mary_-_SA_message_of_1947-08-15
1956-08-29_-_To_live_spontaneously_-_Mental_formations_Absolute_sincerity_-_Balance_is_indispensable,_the_middle_path_-_When_in_difficulty,_widen_the_consciousness_-_Easiest_way_of_forgetting_oneself
1956-09-19_-_Power,_predominant_quality_of_vital_being_-_The_Divine,_the_psychic_being,_the_Supermind_-_How_to_come_out_of_the_physical_consciousness_-_Look_life_in_the_face_-_Ordinary_love_and_Divine_love
1956-09-26_-_Soul_of_desire_-_Openness,_harmony_with_Nature_-_Communion_with_divine_Presence_-_Individuality,_difficulties,_soul_of_desire_-_personal_contact_with_the_Mother_-_Inner_receptivity_-_Bad_thoughts_before_the_Mother
1956-10-03_-_The_Mothers_different_ways_of_speaking_-_new_manifestation_-_new_element,_possibilities_-_child_prodigies_-_Laws_of_Nature,_supramental_-_Logic_of_the_unforeseen_-_Creative_writers,_hands_of_musicians_-_Prodigious_children,_men
1956-11-07_-_Thoughts_created_by_forces_of_universal_-_Mind_Our_own_thought_hardly_exists_-_Idea,_origin_higher_than_mind_-_The_Synthesis_of_Yoga,_effect_of_reading
1956-11-14_-_Conquering_the_desire_to_appear_good_-_Self-control_and_control_of_the_life_around_-_Power_of_mastery_-_Be_a_great_yogi_to_be_a_good_teacher_-_Organisation_of_the_Ashram_school_-_Elementary_discipline_of_regularity
1956-11-28_-_Desire,_ego,_animal_nature_-_Consciousness,_a_progressive_state_-_Ananda,_desireless_state_beyond_enjoyings_-_Personal_effort_that_is_mental_-_Reason,_when_to_disregard_it_-_Reason_and_reasons
1956-12-19_-_Preconceived_mental_ideas_-_Process_of_creation_-_Destructive_power_of_bad_thoughts_-_To_be_perfectly_sincere
1956-12-26_-_Defeated_victories_-_Change_of_consciousness_-_Experiences_that_indicate_the_road_to_take_-_Choice_and_preference_-_Diversity_of_the_manifestation
1957-01-02_-_Can_one_go_out_of_time_and_space?_-_Not_a_crucified_but_a_glorified_body_-_Individual_effort_and_the_new_force
1957-01-09_-_God_is_essentially_Delight_-_God_and_Nature_play_at_hide-and-seek_-__Why,_and_when,_are_you_grave?
1957-01-16_-_Seeking_something_without_knowing_it_-_Why_are_we_here?
1957-01-30_-_Artistry_is_just_contrast_-_How_to_perceive_the_Divine_Guidance?
1957-02-07_-_Individual_and_collective_meditation
1957-03-06_-_Freedom,_servitude_and_love
1957-04-10_-_Sports_and_yoga_-_Organising_ones_life
1957-05-01_-_Sports_competitions,_their_value
1957-06-12_-_Fasting_and_spiritual_progress
1957-06-19_-_Causes_of_illness_Fear_and_illness_-_Minds_working,_faith_and_illness
1957-08-07_-_The_resistances,_politics_and_money_-_Aspiration_to_realise_the_supramental_life
1957-09-18_-_Occultism_and_supramental_life
1957-10-16_-_Story_of_successive_involutions
1957-10-30_-_Double_movement_of_evolution_-_Disappearance_of_a_species
1957-11-27_-_Sri_Aurobindos_method_in_The_Life_Divine_-_Individual_and_cosmic_evolution
1957-12-11_-_Appearance_of_the_first_men
1958-01-01_-_The_collaboration_of_material_Nature_-_Miracles_visible_to_a_deep_vision_of_things_-_Explanation_of_New_Year_Message
1958-03-19_-_General_tension_in_humanity_-_Peace_and_progress_-_Perversion_and_vision_of_transformation
1958-05-07_-_The_secret_of_Nature
1958-06-18_-_Philosophy,_religion,_occultism,_spirituality
1958-07-09_-_Faith_and_personal_effort
1958-07-16_-_Is_religion_a_necessity?
1958-07-30_-_The_planchette_-_automatic_writing_-_Proofs_and_knowledge
1958-08-13_-_Profit_by_staying_in_the_Ashram_-_What_Sri_Aurobindo_has_come_to_tell_us_-_Finding_the_Divine
1958-09-10_-_Magic,_occultism,_physical_science
1958-09-17_-_Power_of_formulating_experience_-_Usefulness_of_mental_development
1958_10_17
1958_10_24
1958_11_14
1958-11-26_-_The_role_of_the_Spirit_-_New_birth
1958_12_05
1960_04_06
1960_04_20
1960_04_27
1960_05_11
1961_05_22?
1962_01_12
1962_01_21
1962_02_27
1962_10_12
1963_01_14
1963_03_06
1964_02_05_-_98
1964_03_25
1965_01_12
1965_05_29
1965_12_25
1965_12_26?
1966_07_06
1969_08_09
1969_08_30_-_140
1969_10_24
1969_12_04
1970_01_13?
1970_03_10
1970_03_24
1970_04_02
1970_04_08
1970_04_15
1970_04_17
1970_04_18
1970_04_21_-_490
1970_04_22_-_493
1970_04_28
1.A_-_ANTHROPOLOGY,_THE_SOUL
1.ac_-_A_Birthday
1.ac_-_Leah_Sublime
1.ac_-_On_-_On_-_Poet
1.ac_-_The_Garden_of_Janus
1.ac_-_The_Hawk_and_the_Babe
1.anon_-_But_little_better
1.anon_-_Others_have_told_me
1.anon_-_The_Epic_of_Gilgamesh_Tablet_VIII
1.anon_-_The_Poem_of_Imru-Ul-Quais
1.bni_-_Raga_Ramkali
1.bsf_-_Turn_cheek
1.bsv_-_Make_of_my_body_the_beam_of_a_lute
1.bs_-_What_a_carefree_game_He_plays!
1.cllg_-_A_Dance_of_Unwavering_Devotion
1.dd_-_So_priceless_is_the_birth,_O_brother
1.dd_-_The_Creator_Plays_His_Cosmic_Instrument_In_Perfect_Harmony
1f.lovecraft_-_Ashes
1f.lovecraft_-_At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
1f.lovecraft_-_Beyond_the_Wall_of_Sleep
1f.lovecraft_-_Celephais
1f.lovecraft_-_Cool_Air
1f.lovecraft_-_Deaf,_Dumb,_and_Blind
1f.lovecraft_-_Discarded_Draft_of
1f.lovecraft_-_He
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Walls_of_Eryx
1f.lovecraft_-_Medusas_Coil
1f.lovecraft_-_Nyarlathotep
1f.lovecraft_-_Out_of_the_Aeons
1f.lovecraft_-_Poetry_and_the_Gods
1f.lovecraft_-_Polaris
1f.lovecraft_-_Sweet_Ermengarde
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Call_of_Cthulhu
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Cats_of_Ulthar
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Challenge_from_Beyond
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Colour_out_of_Space
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Curse_of_Yig
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Descendant
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Disinterment
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dream-Quest_of_Unknown_Kadath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dreams_in_the_Witch_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dunwich_Horror
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Electric_Executioner
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Evil_Clergyman
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Festival
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Haunter_of_the_Dark
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Red_Hook
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Burying-Ground
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Museum
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Last_Test
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Little_Glass_Bottle
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Loved_Dead
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Lurking_Fear
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Music_of_Erich_Zann
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Nameless_City
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Night_Ocean
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Other_Gods
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Picture_in_the_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Quest_of_Iranon
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Rats_in_the_Walls
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Secret_Cave
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_out_of_Time
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_over_Innsmouth
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shunned_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Statement_of_Randolph_Carter
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Strange_High_House_in_the_Mist
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Temple
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Thing_on_the_Doorstep
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tomb
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Trap
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tree
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tree_on_the_Hill
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Very_Old_Folk
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Whisperer_in_Darkness
1f.lovecraft_-_Through_the_Gates_of_the_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_Till_A_the_Seas
1f.lovecraft_-_Under_the_Pyramids
1f.lovecraft_-_Winged_Death
1.fs_-_Amalia
1.fs_-_Cassandra
1.fs_-_Elegy_On_The_Death_Of_A_Young_Man
1.fs_-_Elysium
1.fs_-_Fantasie_--_To_Laura
1.fs_-_Feast_Of_Victory
1.fs_-_Fridolin_(The_Walk_To_The_Iron_Factory)
1.fs_-_Hero_And_Leander
1.fs_-_Hope
1.fs_-_Longing
1.fs_-_Melancholy_--_To_Laura
1.fs_-_Parables_And_Riddles
1.fs_-_The_Artists
1.fs_-_The_Celebrated_Woman_-_An_Epistle_By_A_Married_Man
1.fs_-_The_Cranes_Of_Ibycus
1.fs_-_The_Dance
1.fs_-_The_Eleusinian_Festival
1.fs_-_The_Fight_With_The_Dragon
1.fs_-_The_Fortune-Favored
1.fs_-_The_Fugitive
1.fs_-_The_Greatness_Of_The_World
1.fs_-_The_Ideal_And_The_Actual_Life
1.fs_-_The_Infanticide
1.fs_-_Thekla_-_A_Spirit_Voice
1.fs_-_The_Lay_Of_The_Bell
1.fs_-_The_Playing_Infant
1.fs_-_The_Poetry_Of_Life
1.fs_-_The_Two_Guides_Of_Life_-_The_Sublime_And_The_Beautiful
1.fs_-_To_Laura_At_The_Harpsichord
1.fs_-_Written_In_A_Young_Lady's_Album
1.fua_-_The_peacocks_excuse
1.grh_-_Gorakh_Bani
1.hs_-_A_Golden_Compass
1.hs_-_I_Know_The_Way_You_Can_Get
1.hs_-_It_Is_Time_to_Wake_Up!
1.hs_-_Several_Times_In_The_Last_Week
1.hs_-_Silence
1.hs_-_Sweet_Melody
1.hs_-_The_Glow_of_Your_Presence
1.hs_-_True_Love
1.jda_-_My_heart_values_his_vulgar_ways_(from_The_Gitagovinda)
1.jda_-_When_he_quickens_all_things_(from_The_Gitagovinda)
1.jda_-_You_rest_on_the_circle_of_Sris_breast_(from_The_Gitagovinda)
1.jk_-_An_Extempore
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_I
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_II
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_III
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_IV
1.jk_-_Epistle_To_John_Hamilton_Reynolds
1.jk_-_Epistle_To_My_Brother_George
1.jk_-_Extracts_From_An_Opera
1.jk_-_Fragment_-_Modern_Love
1.jk_-_Fragment_Of_The_Castle_Builder
1.jk_-_Fragment._Welcome_Joy,_And_Welcome_Sorrow
1.jk_-_Isabella;_Or,_The_Pot_Of_Basil_-_A_Story_From_Boccaccio
1.jk_-_I_Stood_Tip-Toe_Upon_A_Little_Hill
1.jk_-_King_Stephen
1.jk_-_Lamia._Part_I
1.jk_-_Lamia._Part_II
1.jk_-_Ode_On_A_Grecian_Urn
1.jk_-_On_A_Dream
1.jk_-_On_Death
1.jk_-_On_Hearing_The_Bag-Pipe_And_Seeing_The_Stranger_Played_At_Inverary
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_I
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_II
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_III
1.jk_-_Sharing_Eves_Apple
1.jk_-_Sleep_And_Poetry
1.jk_-_Song_Of_The_Indian_Maid,_From_Endymion
1.jk_-_Sonnet._A_Dream,_After_Reading_Dantes_Episode_Of_Paulo_And_Francesca
1.jk_-_Sonnet_-_After_Dark_Vapors_Have_Oppressd_Our_Plains
1.jk_-_Sonnet_VIII._To_My_Brothers
1.jk_-_Specimen_Of_An_Induction_To_A_Poem
1.jk_-_Staffa
1.jk_-_The_Cap_And_Bells;_Or,_The_Jealousies_-_A_Faery_Tale_.._Unfinished
1.jk_-_The_Eve_Of_Saint_Mark._A_Fragment
1.jk_-_The_Eve_Of_St._Agnes
1.jk_-_To_Ailsa_Rock
1.jk_-_To_Charles_Cowden_Clarke
1.jlb_-_Chess
1.jlb_-_Instants
1.jlb_-_Unknown_Street
1.jm_-_The_Song_of_Food_and_Dwelling
1.jm_-_The_Song_of_Perfect_Assurance_(to_the_Demons)
1.jm_-_Upon_this_earth,_the_land_of_the_Victorious_Ones
1.jr_-_Because_I_Cannot_Sleep
1.jr_-_Description_Of_Love
1.jr_-_The_real_work_belongs_to_someone_who_desires_God
1.jr_-_What_I_want_is_to_see_your_face
1.jr_-_When_I_Am_Asleep_And_Crumbling_In_The_Tomb
1.jr_-_With_Us
1.jwvg_-_It_Is_Good
1.jwvg_-_June
1.jwvg_-_Living_Remembrance
1.jwvg_-_Nemesis
1.jwvg_-_Night_Thoughts
1.jwvg_-_Playing_At_Priests
1.jwvg_-_The_Wanderer
1.jwvg_-_The_Warning
1.jwvg_-_Welcome_And_Farewell
1.kbr_-_Friend,_Wake_Up!_Why_Do_You_Go_On_Sleeping?
1.kbr_-_Poem_5
1.kbr_-_Poem_9
1.kbr_-_The_Light_of_the_Sun
1.kbr_-_The_light_of_the_sun,_the_moon,_and_the_stars_shines_bright
1.kg_-_Little_Tiger
1.lb_-_Changgan_Memories
1.lb_-_Chiang_Chin_Chiu
1.lb_-_Ch'ing_P'ing_Tiao
1.lb_-_Exile's_Letter
1.lb_-_His_Dream_Of_Skyland
1.lb_-_Listening_to_a_Flute_in_Yellow_Crane_Pavillion
1.lb_-_On_Climbing_In_Nan-King_To_The_Terrace_Of_Phoenixes
1.lb_-_Summer_Day_in_the_Mountains
1.lb_-_The_City_of_Choan
1.lb_-_The_River-Merchant's_Wife:_A_Letter
1.lla_-_Dying_and_giving_birth_go_on
1.lla_-_Playfully,_you_hid_from_me
1.lovecraft_-_Fungi_From_Yuggoth
1.lovecraft_-_Laeta-_A_Lament
1.lovecraft_-_Ode_For_July_Fourth,_1917
1.lovecraft_-_Pacifist_War_Song_-_1917
1.lovecraft_-_Poemata_Minora-_Volume_II
1.lovecraft_-_The_Bride_Of_The_Sea
1.lovecraft_-_The_Garden
1.lovecraft_-_The_Poe-ets_Nightmare
1.lovecraft_-_Waste_Paper-_A_Poem_Of_Profound_Insignificance
1.lovecraft_-_Where_Once_Poe_Walked
1.mb_-_The_Five-Coloured_Garment
1.nmdv_-_He_is_the_One_in_many
1.nmdv_-_Laughing_and_playing,_I_came_to_Your_Temple,_O_Lord
1.nrpa_-_The_Summary_of_Mahamudra
1.okym_-_46_-_For_in_and_out,_above,_about,_below
1.okym_-_49_-_Tis_all_a_Chequer-board_of_Nights_and_Days
1.okym_-_50_-_The_Ball_no_Question_makes_of_Ayes_and_Noes
1.okym_-_71_-_And_much_as_Wine_has_playd_the_Infidel
1.pbs_-_Alastor_-_or,_the_Spirit_of_Solitude
1.pbs_-_Autumn_-_A_Dirge
1.pbs_-_A_Vision_Of_The_Sea
1.pbs_-_Charles_The_First
1.pbs_-_Chorus_from_Hellas
1.pbs_-_Epipsychidion
1.pbs_-_Epipsychidion_-_Passages_Of_The_Poem,_Or_Connected_Therewith
1.pbs_-_Fiordispina
1.pbs_-_Fragments_Of_An_Unfinished_Drama
1.pbs_-_Hellas_-_A_Lyrical_Drama
1.pbs_-_Hymn_To_Mercury
1.pbs_-_Julian_and_Maddalo_-_A_Conversation
1.pbs_-_Lines_Written_Among_The_Euganean_Hills
1.pbs_-_Marenghi
1.pbs_-_Ode_To_Liberty
1.pbs_-_Oedipus_Tyrannus_or_Swellfoot_The_Tyrant
1.pbs_-_Orpheus
1.pbs_-_Peter_Bell_The_Third
1.pbs_-_Prometheus_Unbound
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_III.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_IX.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_V.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_VI.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_VII.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_VIII.
1.pbs_-_Rosalind_and_Helen_-_a_Modern_Eclogue
1.pbs_-_Saint_Edmonds_Eve
1.pbs_-_Scenes_From_The_Faust_Of_Goethe
1.pbs_-_Song._Sorrow
1.pbs_-_The_Cyclops
1.pbs_-_The_Daemon_Of_The_World
1.pbs_-_The_Mask_Of_Anarchy
1.pbs_-_The_Pine_Forest_Of_The_Cascine_Near_Pisa
1.pbs_-_The_Question
1.pbs_-_The_Revolt_Of_Islam_-_Canto_I-XII
1.pbs_-_The_Triumph_Of_Life
1.pbs_-_The_Witch_Of_Atlas
1.pbs_-_To_Jane_-_The_Recollection
1.pbs_-_To_William_Shelley
1.pc_-_Lute
1.poe_-_Enigma
1.poe_-_Eureka_-_A_Prose_Poem
1.poe_-_The_Conqueror_Worm
1.poe_-_To_The_River
1.rb_-_A_Grammarian's_Funeral_Shortly_After_The_Revival_Of_Learning
1.rb_-_Aix_In_Provence
1.rb_-_A_Light_Woman
1.rb_-_Andrea_del_Sarto
1.rb_-_An_Epistle_Containing_the_Strange_Medical_Experience_of_Kar
1.rb_-_Any_Wife_To_Any_Husband
1.rb_-_A_Toccata_Of_Galuppi's
1.rb_-_Bishop_Blougram's_Apology
1.rb_-_By_The_Fire-Side
1.rb_-_Caliban_upon_Setebos_or,_Natural_Theology_in_the_Island
1.rb_-_Childe_Roland_To_The_Dark_Tower_Came
1.rb_-_Cleon
1.rb_-_Cristina
1.rb_-_Fra_Lippo_Lippi
1.rb_-_Garden_Francies
1.rb_-_Holy-Cross_Day
1.rb_-_In_A_Gondola
1.rb_-_Introduction:_Pippa_Passes
1.rb_-_Master_Hugues_Of_Saxe-Gotha
1.rb_-_Old_Pictures_In_Florence
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_III_-_Paracelsus
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_I_-_Paracelsus_Aspires
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_IV_-_Paracelsus_Aspires
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_V_-_Paracelsus_Attains
1.rb_-_Pauline,_A_Fragment_of_a_Question
1.rb_-_Pippa_Passes_-_Part_II_-_Noon
1.rb_-_Rabbi_Ben_Ezra
1.rb_-_Rhyme_for_a_Child_Viewing_a_Naked_Venus_in_a_Painting_of_'The_Judgement_of_Paris'
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Fifth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_First
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Fourth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Second
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Sixth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Third
1.rb_-_The_Boy_And_the_Angel
1.rb_-_The_Flight_Of_The_Duchess
1.rb_-_The_Pied_Piper_Of_Hamelin
1.rb_-_Two_In_The_Campagna
1.rb_-_Waring
1.rmpsd_-_Meditate_on_Kali!_Why_be_anxious?
1.rmpsd_-_Mother_this_is_the_grief_that_sorely_grieves_my_heart
1.rmpsd_-_Who_in_this_world
1.rmpsd_-_Who_is_that_Syama_woman
1.rmr_-_Elegy_IV
1.rmr_-_Elegy_X
1.rmr_-_Falling_Stars
1.rmr_-_Going_Blind
1.rmr_-_On_Hearing_Of_A_Death
1.rmr_-_The_Grown-Up
1.rmr_-_The_Last_Evening
1.rmr_-_The_Neighbor
1.rmr_-_To_Lou_Andreas-Salome
1.rt_-_(63)_Thou_hast_made_me_known_to_friends_whom_I_knew_not_(from_Gitanjali)
1.rt_-_(80)_I_am_like_a_remnant_of_a_cloud_of_autumn_(from_Gitanjali)
1.rt_-_A_Dream
1.rt_-_All_These_I_Loved
1.rt_-_At_The_End_Of_The_Day
1.rt_-_Authorship
1.rt_-_Birth_Story
1.rt_-_Clouds_And_Waves
1.rt_-_Colored_Toys
1.rt_-_Defamation
1.rt_-_Fireflies
1.rt_-_Gitanjali
1.rt_-_Hes_there_among_the_scented_trees_(from_The_Lover_of_God)
1.rt_-_I
1.rt_-_I_Found_A_Few_Old_Letters
1.rt_-_Innermost_One
1.rt_-_Keep_Me_Fully_Glad
1.rt_-_Kinu_Goalas_Alley
1.rt_-_Lord_Of_My_Life
1.rt_-_Lovers_Gifts_LVIII_-_Things_Throng_And_Laugh
1.rt_-_Lovers_Gifts_XXVIII_-_I_Dreamt
1.rt_-_Old_And_New
1.rt_-_One_Day_In_Spring....
1.rt_-_On_The_Seashore
1.rt_-_Our_Meeting
1.rt_-_Paper_Boats
1.rt_-_Parting_Words
1.rt_-_Playthings
1.rt_-_Roaming_Cloud
1.rt_-_Shyama
1.rt_-_Signet_Of_Eternity
1.rt_-_Sleep-Stealer
1.rt_-_Stray_Birds_11-_20
1.rt_-_Stray_Birds_21_-_30
1.rt_-_Stray_Birds_71_-_80
1.rt_-_Superior
1.rt_-_The_Astronomer
1.rt_-_The_Call_Of_The_Far
1.rt_-_The_End
1.rt_-_The_Flower-School
1.rt_-_The_Gardener_LV_-_It_Was_Mid-Day
1.rt_-_The_Gardener_LXVIII_-_None_Lives_For_Ever,_Brother
1.rt_-_The_Gardener_XLII_-_O_Mad,_Superbly_Drunk
1.rt_-_The_Gift
1.rt_-_The_Homecoming
1.rt_-_The_Journey
1.rt_-_The_Land_Of_The_Exile
1.rt_-_The_Last_Bargain
1.rt_-_The_Recall
1.rt_-_The_Unheeded_Pageant
1.rt_-_Unending_Love
1.rt_-_Ungrateful_Sorrow
1.rt_-_Untimely_Leave
1.rt_-_Unyielding
1.rt_-_Urvashi
1.rt_-_We_Are_To_Play_The_Game_Of_Death
1.rt_-_When_And_Why
1.rt_-_Who_are_You,_who_keeps_my_heart_awake?_(from_The_Lover_of_God)
1.rt_-_Your_flute_plays_the_exact_notes_of_my_pain._(from_The_Lover_of_God)
1.rvd_-_When_I_existed
1.rwe_-_Art
1.rwe_-_Dirge
1.rwe_-_Dmonic_Love
1.rwe_-_May-Day
1.rwe_-_Merlin_I
1.rwe_-_Monadnoc
1.rwe_-_My_Garden
1.rwe_-_Ode_To_Beauty
1.rwe_-_Quatrains
1.rwe_-_Saadi
1.rwe_-_Song_of_Nature
1.rwe_-_The_Adirondacs
1.rwe_-_The_Romany_Girl
1.rwe_-_The_Sphinx
1.rwe_-_The_Titmouse
1.rwe_-_The_Visit
1.rwe_-_Threnody
1.rwe_-_To_Ellen,_At_The_South
1.rwe_-_Woodnotes
1.sb_-_Spirit_and_energy_should_be_clear_as_the_night_air
1.sig_-_The_Sun
1.sjc_-_Dark_Night
1.sk_-_Is_there_anyone_in_the_universe
1.srm_-_The_Marital_Garland_of_Letters
1.st_-_I_live_in_a_place_without_limits
1.tm_-_A_Psalm
1.tm_-_Aubade_--_The_City
1.tm_-_The_Sowing_of_Meanings
1.tr_-_First_Days_Of_Spring_-_The_sky
1.tr_-_The_Way_Of_The_Holy_Fool
1.vpt_-_All_my_inhibition_left_me_in_a_flash
1.wb_-_Auguries_of_Innocence
1.wb_-_Awake!_awake_O_sleeper_of_the_land_of_shadows
1.wby_-_A_Dramatic_Poem
1.wby_-_A_Lovers_Quarrel_Among_the_Fairies
1.wby_-_Alternative_Song_For_The_Severed_Head_In_The_King_Of_The_Great_Clock_Tower
1.wby_-_A_Memory_Of_Youth
1.wby_-_Among_School_Children
1.wby_-_Anashuya_And_Vijaya
1.wby_-_A_Prayer_For_My_Daughter
1.wby_-_A_Song_From_The_Player_Queen
1.wby_-_A_Woman_Young_And_Old
1.wby_-_Before_The_World_Was_Made
1.wby_-_Crazy_Jane_Grown_Old_Looks_At_The_Dancers
1.wby_-_Crazy_Jane_Reproved
1.wby_-_Fiddler_Of_Dooney
1.wby_-_From_A_Full_Moon_In_March
1.wby_-_Lapis_Lazuli
1.wby_-_Meditations_In_Time_Of_Civil_War
1.wby_-_Never_Give_All_The_Heart
1.wby_-_Nineteen_Hundred_And_Nineteen
1.wby_-_On_A_Picture_Of_A_Black_Centaur_By_Edmund_Dulac
1.wby_-_On_Those_That_Hated_The_Playboy_Of_The_Western_World,_1907
1.wby_-_Parnells_Funeral
1.wby_-_Parting
1.wby_-_Running_To_Paradise
1.wby_-_September_1913
1.wby_-_Shepherd_And_Goatherd
1.wby_-_The_Attack_On_the_Playboy_Of_The_Western_World,_1907
1.wby_-_The_Circus_Animals_Desertion
1.wby_-_The_Collar-Bone_Of_A_Hare
1.wby_-_The_Double_Vision_Of_Michael_Robartes
1.wby_-_The_Fascination_Of_Whats_Difficult
1.wby_-_The_Happy_Townland
1.wby_-_The_Host_Of_The_Air
1.wby_-_The_Hour_Before_Dawn
1.wby_-_The_Ladys_Third_Song
1.wby_-_The_Man_And_The_Echo
1.wby_-_The_Meditation_Of_The_Old_Fisherman
1.wby_-_The_New_Faces
1.wby_-_The_Phases_Of_The_Moon
1.wby_-_The_Pilgrim
1.wby_-_The_Players_Ask_For_A_Blessing_On_The_Psalteries_And_On_Themselves
1.wby_-_The_Shadowy_Waters_-_The_Shadowy_Waters
1.wby_-_The_Wanderings_Of_Oisin_-_Book_I
1.wby_-_The_Wanderings_Of_Oisin_-_Book_III
1.wby_-_Three_Songs_To_The_One_Burden
1.wby_-_To_A_Friend_Whose_Work_Has_Come_To_Nothing
1.wby_-_To_A_Squirrel_At_Kyle-Na-No
1.wby_-_To_A_Wealthy_Man_Who_Promised_A_Second_Subscription_To_The_Dublin_Municipal_Gallery_If_It_Were_Prove
1.wby_-_Two_Songs_From_A_Play
1.wby_-_Upon_A_Dying_Lady
1.wby_-_Vacillation
1.wby_-_Wisdom
1.whitman_-_A_Boston_Ballad
1.whitman_-_American_Feuillage
1.whitman_-_As_I_Sat_Alone_By_Blue_Ontarios_Shores
1.whitman_-_Assurances
1.whitman_-_Brother_Of_All,_With_Generous_Hand
1.whitman_-_Carol_Of_Occupations
1.whitman_-_Crossing_Brooklyn_Ferry
1.whitman_-_Faces
1.whitman_-_I_Sing_The_Body_Electric
1.whitman_-_Mannahatta
1.whitman_-_Native_Moments
1.whitman_-_O_Me!_O_Life!
1.whitman_-_Out_From_Behind_His_Mask
1.whitman_-_Out_of_the_Cradle_Endlessly_Rocking
1.whitman_-_O_You_Whom_I_Often_And_Silently_Come
1.whitman_-_Poems_Of_Joys
1.whitman_-_Proud_Music_Of_The_Storm
1.whitman_-_Respondez!
1.whitman_-_Salut_Au_Monde
1.whitman_-_Sea-Shore_Memories
1.whitman_-_Sing_Of_The_Banner_At_Day-Break
1.whitman_-_Song_At_Sunset
1.whitman_-_Song_of_Myself
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_II
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_IX
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_XII
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_XIII
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_XLVII
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_XVIII
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_XXVI
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_XXVIII
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_The_Broad-Axe
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_The_Exposition
1.whitman_-_Starting_From_Paumanok
1.whitman_-_The_Centerarians_Story
1.whitman_-_The_Mystic_Trumpeter
1.whitman_-_The_Sleepers
1.whitman_-_The_Unexpressed
1.whitman_-_The_World_Below_The_Brine
1.whitman_-_To_Thee,_Old_Cause!
1.whitman_-_To_The_Garden_The_World
1.whitman_-_Years_Of_The_Modern
1.ww_-_18_-_With_music_strong_I_come,_with_my_cornets_and_my_drums
1.ww_-_2_-_Houses_and_rooms_are_full_of_perfumes,_the_shelves_are_crowded_with_perfumes
1.ww_-_3-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_4-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_5-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_7-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_9_-_The_big_doors_of_the_country_barn_stand_open_and_ready
1.ww_-_Address_To_The_Scholars_Of_The_Village_School_Of_---
1.ww_-_A_Flower_Garden_At_Coleorton_Hall,_Leicestershire.
1.ww_-_A_Jewish_Family_In_A_Small_Valley_Opposite_St._Goar,_Upon_The_Rhine
1.ww_-_A_Narrow_Girdle_Of_Rough_Stones_And_Crags,
1.ww_-_An_Evening_Walk
1.ww_-_Bamboo_Cottage
1.ww_-_Beggars
1.ww_-_Book_Eighth-_Retrospect--Love_Of_Nature_Leading_To_Love_Of_Man
1.ww_-_Book_Eleventh-_France_[concluded]
1.ww_-_Book_Fifth-Books
1.ww_-_Book_First_[Introduction-Childhood_and_School_Time]
1.ww_-_Book_Fourth_[Summer_Vacation]
1.ww_-_Book_Second_[School-Time_Continued]
1.ww_-_Book_Seventh_[Residence_in_London]
1.ww_-_Book_Sixth_[Cambridge_and_the_Alps]
1.ww_-_Book_Tenth_{Residence_in_France_continued]
1.ww_-_Book_Third_[Residence_at_Cambridge]
1.ww_-_Characteristics_Of_A_Child_Three_Years_Old
1.ww_-_Character_Of_The_Happy_Warrior
1.ww_-_Composed_In_The_Valley_Near_Dover,_On_The_Day_Of_Landing
1.ww_-_Composed_on_The_Eve_Of_The_Marriage_Of_A_Friend_In_The_Vale_Of_Grasmere
1.ww_-_Guilt_And_Sorrow,_Or,_Incidents_Upon_Salisbury_Plain
1.ww_-_How_Sweet_It_Is,_When_Mother_Fancy_Rocks
1.ww_-_I_Know_an_Aged_Man_Constrained_to_Dwell
1.ww_-_Inscriptions_Written_with_a_Slate_Pencil_upon_a_Stone
1.ww_-_I_Travelled_among_Unknown_Men
1.ww_-_Lines_On_The_Expected_Invasion,_1803
1.ww_-_Lines_Written_As_A_School_Exercise_At_Hawkshead,_Anno_Aetatis_14
1.ww_-_Lines_Written_In_Early_Spring
1.ww_-_Lucy_Gray_[or_Solitude]
1.ww_-_Mark_The_Concentrated_Hazels_That_Enclose
1.ww_-_Maternal_Grief
1.ww_-_Memorials_Of_A_Tour_In_Scotland-_1803
1.ww_-_Michael-_A_Pastoral_Poem
1.ww_-_Minstrels
1.ww_-_Nutting
1.ww_-_Ode_on_Intimations_of_Immortality
1.ww_-_Ode_To_Lycoris._May_1817
1.ww_-_O_Me!_O_life!
1.ww_-_Resolution_And_Independence
1.ww_-_Ruth
1.ww_-_Song_at_the_Feast_of_Brougham_Castle
1.ww_-_Stanzas_Written_In_My_Pocket_Copy_Of_Thomsons_Castle_Of_Indolence
1.ww_-_Stray_Pleasures
1.ww_-_The_Affliction_Of_Margaret
1.ww_-_The_Brothers
1.ww_-_The_Emigrant_Mother
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_II-_Book_First-_The_Wanderer
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IV-_Book_Third-_Despondency
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IX-_Book_Eighth-_The_Parsonage
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_X-_Book_Ninth-_Discourse_of_the_Wanderer,_and_an_Evening_Visit_to_the_Lake
1.ww_-_The_Fairest,_Brightest,_Hues_Of_Ether_Fade
1.ww_-_The_French_Revolution_as_it_appeared_to_Enthusiasts
1.ww_-_The_Happy_Warrior
1.ww_-_The_Idiot_Boy
1.ww_-_The_Idle_Shepherd_Boys
1.ww_-_The_Kitten_And_Falling_Leaves
1.ww_-_The_Pet-Lamb
1.ww_-_The_Prelude,_Book_1-_Childhood_And_School-Time
1.ww_-_The_Recluse_-_Book_First
1.ww_-_The_Redbreast_Chasing_The_Butterfly
1.ww_-_The_Waggoner_-_Canto_Fourth
1.ww_-_The_Waggoner_-_Canto_Second
1.ww_-_The_Waggoner_-_Canto_Third
1.ww_-_To_A_Butterfly
1.ww_-_To_a_Highland_Girl_(At_Inversneyde,_upon_Loch_Lomond)
1.ww_-_To_May
1.ww_-_To_Sir_George_Howland_Beaumont,_Bart_From_the_South-West_Coast_Or_Cumberland_1811
1.ww_-_To_The_Daisy
1.ww_-_To_The_Same_Flower
1.ww_-_To_The_Same_Flower_(Second_Poem)
1.ww_-_Troilus_And_Cresida
1.ww_-_Vaudracour_And_Julia
1.ww_-_View_From_The_Top_Of_Black_Comb
1.ww_-_We_Are_Seven
1.ww_-_When_To_The_Attractions_Of_The_Busy_World
1.ww_-_Written_With_A_Pencil_Upon_A_Stone_In_The_Wall_Of_The_House,_On_The_Island_At_Grasmere
1.ww_-_Yarrow_Revisited
1.ww_-_Yarrow_Visited
20.01_-_Charyapada_-_Old_Bengali_Mystic_Poems
20.02_-_The_Golden_Journey
20.03_-_Act_I:The_Descent
20.04_-_Act_II:_The_Play_on_Earth
20.05_-_Act_III:_The_Return
2.01_-_AT_THE_STAR_THEATRE
2.01_-_Habit_1__Be_Proactive
2.01_-_Indeterminates,_Cosmic_Determinations_and_the_Indeterminable
2.01_-_Mandala_One
2.01_-_On_Books
2.01_-_THE_ADVENT_OF_LIFE
2.01_-_THE_ARCANE_SUBSTANCE_AND_THE_POINT
2.01_-_The_Attributes_of_Omega_Point_-_a_Transcendent_God
2.01_-_The_Object_of_Knowledge
2.01_-_The_Picture
2.01_-_The_Therapeutic_value_of_Abreaction
2.01_-_The_Two_Natures
2.01_-_The_Yoga_and_Its_Objects
2.01_-_War.
2.02_-_Brahman,_Purusha,_Ishwara_-_Maya,_Prakriti,_Shakti
2.02_-_Habit_2__Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind
2.02_-_Meeting_With_the_Goddess
2.02_-_On_Letters
2.02_-_The_Bhakta.s_Renunciation_results_from_Love
2.02_-_THE_DURGA_PUJA_FESTIVAL
2.02_-_THE_EXPANSION_OF_LIFE
2.02_-_The_Ishavasyopanishad_with_a_commentary_in_English
2.02_-_The_Status_of_Knowledge
2.02_-_The_Synthesis_of_Devotion_and_Knowledge
2.03_-_Atomic_Forms_And_Their_Combinations
2.03_-_DEMETER
2.03_-_Indra_and_the_Thought-Forces
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_On_Medicine
2.03_-_THE_ENIGMA_OF_BOLOGNA
2.03_-_The_Eternal_and_the_Individual
2.03_-_THE_MASTER_IN_VARIOUS_MOODS
2.03_-_The_Mother-Complex
2.03_-_The_Naturalness_of_Bhakti-Yoga_and_its_Central_Secret
2.03_-_The_Pyx
2.03_-_The_Supreme_Divine
2.04_-_ADVICE_TO_ISHAN
2.04_-_Concentration
2.04_-_Positive_Aspects_of_the_Mother-Complex
2.04_-_The_Divine_and_the_Undivine
2.05_-_Apotheosis
2.05_-_Habit_3__Put_First_Things_First
2.05_-_ON_THE_VIRTUOUS
2.05_-_Renunciation
2.05_-_The_Cosmic_Illusion;_Mind,_Dream_and_Hallucination
2.05_-_The_Tale_of_the_Vampires_Kingdom
2.05_-_VISIT_TO_THE_SINTHI_BRAMO_SAMAJ
2.06_-_On_Beauty
2.06_-_Reality_and_the_Cosmic_Illusion
2.06_-_The_Synthesis_of_the_Disciplines_of_Knowledge
2.06_-_The_Wand
2.06_-_Two_Tales_of_Seeking_and_Losing
2.06_-_WITH_VARIOUS_DEVOTEES
2.06_-_Works_Devotion_and_Knowledge
2.07_-_BANKIM_CHANDRA
2.07_-_The_Knowledge_and_the_Ignorance
2.07_-_The_Mother__Relations_with_Others
2.07_-_The_Release_from_Subjection_to_the_Body
2.07_-_The_Supreme_Word_of_the_Gita
2.07_-_The_Upanishad_in_Aphorism
2.08_-_ALICE_IN_WONDERLAND
2.08_-_AT_THE_STAR_THEATRE_(II)
2.08_-_God_in_Power_of_Becoming
2.08_-_On_Non-Violence
2.08_-_The_Release_from_the_Heart_and_the_Mind
2.08_-_Three_Tales_of_Madness_and_Destruction
2.09_-_Human_representations_of_the_Divine_Ideal_of_Love
2.09_-_Memory,_Ego_and_Self-Experience
2.09_-_On_Sadhana
2.09_-_THE_MASTERS_BIRTHDAY
2.09_-_The_Pantacle
2.09_-_The_Release_from_the_Ego
2.0_-_Reincarnation_and_Karma
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
2.1.01_-_God_The_One_Reality
2.1.01_-_The_Central_Process_of_the_Sadhana
21.01_-_The_Mother_The_Nature_of_Her_Work
2.1.02_-_Classification_of_the_Parts_of_the_Being
2.1.02_-_Love_and_Death
2.1.02_-_Nature_The_World-Manifestation
2.1.03_-_Man_and_Superman
2.10_-_Knowledge_by_Identity_and_Separative_Knowledge
2.10_-_THE_MASTER_AND_NARENDRA
2.11_-_The_Boundaries_of_the_Ignorance
2.11_-_The_Modes_of_the_Self
2.1.1_-_The_Nature_of_the_Vital
2.11_-_THE_TOMB_SONG
2.11_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_IN_CALCUTTA
2.12_-_On_Miracles
2.12_-_THE_MASTERS_REMINISCENCES
2.12_-_The_Origin_of_the_Ignorance
2.12_-_The_Realisation_of_Sachchidananda
2.1.2_-_The_Vital_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
2.1.3.2_-_Study
2.1.3.3_-_Reading
2.1.3.4_-_Conduct
2.13_-_Exclusive_Concentration_of_Consciousness-Force_and_the_Ignorance
2.13_-_On_Psychology
2.13_-_ON_THOSE_WHO_ARE_SUBLIME
2.13_-_The_Difficulties_of_the_Mental_Being
2.13_-_THE_MASTER_AT_THE_HOUSES_OF_BALARM_AND_GIRISH
2.1.3_-_Wrong_Movements_of_the_Vital
2.1.4.2_-_Teaching
2.1.4.3_-_Discipline
2.14_-_AT_RAMS_HOUSE
2.14_-_ON_THE_LAND_OF_EDUCATION
2.14_-_The_Origin_and_Remedy_of_Falsehood,_Error,_Wrong_and_Evil
2.14_-_The_Passive_and_the_Active_Brahman
2.14_-_The_Unpacking_of_God
2.1.5.4_-_Arts
2.15_-_CAR_FESTIVAL_AT_BALARMS_HOUSE
2.15_-_ON_IMMACULATE_PERCEPTION
2.15_-_On_the_Gods_and_Asuras
2.15_-_The_Cosmic_Consciousness
2.16_-_Oneness
2.16_-_ON_SCHOLARS
2.16_-_The_15th_of_August
2.16_-_The_Integral_Knowledge_and_the_Aim_of_Life;_Four_Theories_of_Existence
2.16_-_VISIT_TO_NANDA_BOSES_HOUSE
2.1.7.08_-_Comments_on_Specific_Lines_and_Passages_of_the_Poem
2.17_-_December_1938
2.17_-_THE_MASTER_ON_HIMSELF_AND_HIS_EXPERIENCES
2.17_-_The_Progress_to_Knowledge_-_God,_Man_and_Nature
2.17_-_The_Soul_and_Nature
2.18_-_January_1939
2.18_-_SRI_RAMAKRISHNA_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.18_-_The_Evolutionary_Process_-_Ascent_and_Integration
2.18_-_The_Soul_and_Its_Liberation
2.19_-_Feb-May_1939
2.19_-_Out_of_the_Sevenfold_Ignorance_towards_the_Sevenfold_Knowledge
2.19_-_THE_MASTER_AND_DR._SARKAR
2.19_-_The_Planes_of_Our_Existence
2.19_-_THE_SOOTHSAYER
2.2.01_-_The_Outer_Being_and_the_Inner_Being
2.2.01_-_The_Problem_of_Consciousness
2.2.01_-_Work_and_Yoga
2.2.03_-_The_Divine_Force_in_Work
2.2.03_-_The_Psychic_Being
2.2.03_-_The_Science_of_Consciousness
2.2.04_-_Practical_Concerns_in_Work
22.07_-_The_Ashram,_the_World_and_The_Individual[^4]
2.20_-_Nov-Dec_1939
2.20_-_The_Lower_Triple_Purusha
2.20_-_THE_MASTERS_TRAINING_OF_HIS_DISCIPLES
2.20_-_The_Philosophy_of_Rebirth
2.2.1.01_-_The_World's_Greatest_Poets
2.21_-_1940
2.21_-_IN_THE_COMPANY_OF_DEVOTEES_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.21_-_ON_HUMAN_PRUDENCE
2.21_-_The_Ladder_of_Self-transcendence
2.21_-_The_Order_of_the_Worlds
2.21_-_Towards_the_Supreme_Secret
2.22_-_1941-1943
2.22_-_Rebirth_and_Other_Worlds;_Karma,_the_Soul_and_Immortality
2.2.2_-_Sorrow_and_Suffering
2.22_-_THE_STILLEST_HOUR
2.22_-_The_Supreme_Secret
2.22_-_Vijnana_or_Gnosis
2.23_-_Man_and_the_Evolution
2.23_-_Supermind_and_Overmind
2.23_-_The_Conditions_of_Attainment_to_the_Gnosis
2.23_-_THE_MASTER_AND_BUDDHA
2.24_-_Gnosis_and_Ananda
2.2.4_-_Sentimentalism,_Sensitiveness,_Instability,_Laxity
2.24_-_The_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Man
2.24_-_THE_MASTERS_LOVE_FOR_HIS_DEVOTEES
2.24_-_The_Message_of_the_Gita
2.25_-_AFTER_THE_PASSING_AWAY
2.25_-_The_Higher_and_the_Lower_Knowledge
2.25_-_The_Triple_Transformation
2.26_-_The_Ascent_towards_Supermind
2.2.7.01_-_Some_General_Remarks
2.27_-_Hathayoga
2.27_-_The_Gnostic_Being
2.28_-_Rajayoga
2.28_-_The_Divine_Life
2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother
2.3.01_-_Concentration_and_Meditation
2.3.01_-_The_Planes_or_Worlds_of_Consciousness
2.3.02_-_Opening,_Sincerity_and_the_Mother's_Grace
2.3.02_-_The_Supermind_or_Supramental
2.3.03_-_Integral_Yoga
2.3.03_-_The_Overmind
2.3.04_-_The_Higher_Planes_of_Mind
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.06_-_The_Mind
2.3.06_-_The_Mother's_Lights
2.3.07_-_The_Mother_in_Visions,_Dreams_and_Experiences
2.3.07_-_The_Vital_Being_and_Vital_Consciousness
2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties
2.3.08_-_The_Physical_Consciousness
2.3.10_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Inconscient
23.12_-_A_Note_On_The_Mother_of_Dreams
2.3.1_-_Ego_and_Its_Forms
2.3.2_-_Desire
2.32_-_Prophetic_Visions
2.4.01_-_Divine_Love,_Psychic_Love_and_Human_Love
2.4.02_-_Bhakti,_Devotion,_Worship
24.05_-_Vision_of_Dante
2.4.1_-_Human_Relations_and_the_Spiritual_Life
2.4.2_-_Interactions_with_Others_and_the_Practice_of_Yoga
25.02_-_HYMN_TO_DAWN
27.05_-_In_Her_Company
29.03_-_In_Her_Company
29.04_-_Mothers_Playground
29.05_-_The_Bride_of_Brahman
29.06_-_There_is_also_another,_similar_or_parallel_story_in_the_Veda_about_the_God_Agni,_about_the_disappearance_of_this
2_-_Other_Hymns_to_Agni
3.00.1_-_Foreword
30.01_-_World-Literature
30.02_-_Greek_Drama
3.00.2_-_Introduction
30.03_-_Spirituality_in_Art
30.04_-_Intuition_and_Inspiration_in_Art
30.05_-_Rhythm_in_Poetry
30.06_-_The_Poet_and_The_Seer
30.07_-_The_Poet_and_the_Yogi
30.08_-_Poetry_and_Mantra
30.09_-_Lines_of_Tantra_(Charyapada)
3.00_-_Introduction
30.10_-_The_Greatness_of_Poetry
30.11_-_Modern_Poetry
30.12_-_The_Obscene_and_the_Ugly_-_Form_and_Essence
30.13_-_Rabindranath_the_Artist
30.14_-_Rabindranath_and_Modernism
30.15_-_The_Language_of_Rabindranath
30.17_-_Rabindranath,_Traveller_of_the_Infinite
30.18_-_Boris_Pasternak
3.01_-_Love_and_the_Triple_Path
3.01_-_THE_BIRTH_OF_THOUGHT
3.01_-_The_Principles_of_Ritual
3.01_-_The_Soul_World
3.01_-_Towards_the_Future
3.02_-_King_and_Queen
3.02_-_Mysticism
3.02_-_ON_THE_VISION_AND_THE_RIDDLE
3.02_-_SOL
3.02_-_THE_DEPLOYMENT_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
3.02_-_The_Great_Secret
3.02_-_The_Motives_of_Devotion
3.02_-_The_Practice_Use_of_Dream-Analysis
3.02_-_The_Psychology_of_Rebirth
3.03_-_SULPHUR
3.03_-_The_Godward_Emotions
3.03_-_THE_MODERN_EARTH
3.03_-_The_Soul_Is_Mortal
3.03_-_The_Spirit_Land
3.04_-_BEFORE_SUNRISE
3.04_-_LUNA
3.04_-_The_Spirit_in_Spirit-Land_after_Death
3.04_-_The_Way_of_Devotion
3.05_-_SAL
3.05_-_The_Conjunction
3.06_-_Charity
3.06_-_Death
3.06_-_The_Delight_of_the_Divine
3.06_-_Thought-Forms_and_the_Human_Aura
3.07_-_ON_PASSING_BY
3.07_-_The_Formula_of_the_Holy_Grail
3.08_-_ON_APOSTATES
3.08_-_The_Mystery_of_Love
3.09_-_The_Return_of_the_Soul
3.1.01_-_Distinctive_Features_of_the_Integral_Yoga
31.01_-_The_Heart_of_Bengal
3.1.01_-_The_Marbles_of_Time
3.1.01_-_The_Problem_of_Suffering_and_Evil
3.1.02_-_Spiritual_Evolution_and_the_Supramental
31.02_-_The_Mother-_Worship_of_the_Bengalis
3.1.03_-_A_Realistic_Adwaita
31.03_-_The_Trinity_of_Bengal
31.04_-_Sri_Ramakrishna
31.05_-_Vivekananda
31.06_-_Jagadish_Chandra_Bose
31.08_-_The_Unity_of_India
31.09_-_The_Cause_of_Indias_Decline
3.10_-_Of_the_Gestures
3.10_-_ON_THE_THREE_EVILS
3.10_-_Punishment
31.10_-_East_and_West
3.1.12_-_A_Child.s_Imagination
3.1.19_-_Parabrahman
3.11_-_Epilogue
3.11_-_Spells
3.1.24_-_In_the_Moonlight
3.1.2_-_Levels_of_the_Physical_Being
3.12_-_ON_OLD_AND_NEW_TABLETS
3.1.3_-_Difficulties_of_the_Physical_Being
3.13_-_Of_the_Banishings
3.13_-_THE_CONVALESCENT
3.14_-_Of_the_Consecrations
3.15_-_THE_OTHER_DANCING_SONG
3.16.1_-_Of_the_Oath
3.16.2_-_Of_the_Charge_of_the_Spirit
3.16_-_THE_SEVEN_SEALS_OR_THE_YES_AND_AMEN_SONG
3.18_-_Of_Clairvoyance_and_the_Body_of_Light
3.19_-_Of_Dramatic_Rituals
31_Hymns_to_the_Star_Goddess
3.2.02_-_The_Veda_and_the_Upanishads
32.03_-_In_This_Crisis
3.2.04_-_Suddenly_out_from_the_wonderful_East
32.04_-_The_Human_Body
3.2.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Bhagavad_Gita
3.2.07_-_Tantra
3.2.08_-_Bhakti_Yoga_and_Vaishnavism
32.08_-_Fit_and_Unfit_(A_Letter)
32.09_-_On_Karmayoga_(A_Letter)
3.2.09_-_The_Teachings_of_Some_Modern_Indian_Yogis
3.20_-_Of_the_Eucharist
32.10_-_A_Letter
32.11_-_Life_and_Self-Control_(A_Letter)
3.2.1_-_Food
3.21_-_Of_Black_Magic
3.2.2_-_Sleep
3.2.3_-_Dreams
3.2.4_-_Sex
3.3.01_-_The_Superman
3.3.02_-_All-Will_and_Free-Will
33.02_-_Subhash,_Oaten:_atlas,_Russell
33.03_-_Muraripukur_-_I
3.3.03_-_The_Delight_of_Works
33.06_-_Alipore_Court
33.09_-_Shyampukur
33.11_-_Pondicherry_II
33.13_-_My_Professors
33.14_-_I_Played_Football
33.15_-_My_Athletics
33.16_-_Soviet_Gymnasts
33.17_-_Two_Great_Wars
33.18_-_I_Bow_to_the_Mother
3.3.1_-_Illness_and_Health
34.03_-_Hymn_To_Dawn
34.07_-_The_Bride_of_Brahman
34.08_-_Hymn_To_Forest-Range
3.4.1_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3.5.01_-_Aphorisms
35.01_-_Hymn_To_The_Sweet_Lord
3-5_Full_Circle
3.6.01_-_Heraclitus
36.07_-_An_Introduction_To_The_Vedas
36.08_-_A_Commentary_on_the_First_Six_Suktas_of_Rigveda
36.09_-_THE_SIT_SUKTA
37.01_-_Yama_-_Nachiketa_(Katha_Upanishad)
37.05_-_Narada_-_Sanatkumara_(Chhandogya_Upanishad)
37.07_-_Ushasti_Chakrayana_(Chhandogya_Upanishad)
3.7.1.01_-_Rebirth
3.7.1.05_-_The_Significance_of_Rebirth
3.7.1.06_-_The_Ascending_Unity
3.7.1.07_-_Involution_and_Evolution
3.7.1.09_-_Karma_and_Freedom
3.7.1.10_-_Karma,_Will_and_Consequence
3.7.2.02_-_The_Terrestial_Law
3.7.2.03_-_Mind_Nature_and_Law_of_Karma
3.7.2.05_-_Appendix_I_-_The_Tangle_of_Karma
38.01_-_Asceticism_and_Renunciation
38.04_-_Great_Time
38.05_-_Living_Matter
38.06_-_Ravana_Vanquished
38.07_-_A_Poem
3.8.1.02_-_Arya_-_Its_Significance
39.09_-_Just_Be_There_Where_You_Are
3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations
4.01_-_Conclusion_-_My_intellectual_position
4.01_-_INTRODUCTION
4.01_-_Introduction
4.01_-_THE_COLLECTIVE_ISSUE
4.01_-_The_Presence_of_God_in_the_World
4.02_-_BEYOND_THE_COLLECTIVE_-_THE_HYPER-PERSONAL
4.02_-_Humanity_in_Progress
4.03_-_Prayer_of_Quiet
4.03_-_The_Psychology_of_Self-Perfection
4.03_-_The_Senses_And_Mental_Pictures
4.03_-_The_Special_Phenomenology_of_the_Child_Archetype
4.03_-_THE_TRANSFORMATION_OF_THE_KING
4.03_-_THE_ULTIMATE_EARTH
4.04_-_Conclusion
4.04_-_The_Perfection_of_the_Mental_Being
4.04_-_THE_REGENERATION_OF_THE_KING
4.04_-_Weaknesses
4.05_-_The_Instruments_of_the_Spirit
4.05_-_THE_MAGICIAN
4.06_-_THE_KING_AS_ANTHROPOS
4.08_-_The_Liberation_of_the_Spirit
4.08_-_THE_RELIGIOUS_PROBLEM_OF_THE_KINGS_RENEWAL
4.09_-_REGINA
4.09_-_The_Liberation_of_the_Nature
4.0_-_The_Path_of_Knowledge
41.03_-_Bengali_Poems_of_Sri_Aurobindo
4.10_-_AT_NOON
4.10_-_The_Elements_of_Perfection
4.1.1.05_-_The_Central_Process_of_the_Yoga
4.1.1_-_The_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.11_-_The_Perfection_of_Equality
4.1.2.03_-_Preparation_for_the_Supramental_Change
4.1.2_-_The_Difficulties_of_Human_Nature
4.12_-_The_Way_of_Equality
4.1.3_-_Imperfections_and_Periods_of_Arrest
4.13_-_ON_THE_HIGHER_MAN
4.1.4_-_Resistances,_Sufferings_and_Falls
4.14_-_The_Power_of_the_Instruments
4.15_-_Soul-Force_and_the_Fourfold_Personality
4.16_-_AMONG_DAUGHTERS_OF_THE_WILDERNESS
4.16_-_The_Divine_Shakti
4.17_-_The_Action_of_the_Divine_Shakti
4.19_-_The_Nature_of_the_supermind
4.1_-_Jnana
4.2.02_-_An_Image
4.2.04_-_Epiphany
4.20_-_The_Intuitive_Mind
4.2.1.04_-_The_Psychic_and_the_Mental,_Vital_and_Physical_Nature
4.21_-_The_Gradations_of_the_supermind
4.2.2.04_-_The_Psychic_Opening_and_the_Inner_Centres
4.2.2_-_Steps_towards_Overcoming_Difficulties
4.2.3_-_Vigilance,_Resolution,_Will_and_the_Divine_Help
4.24_-_The_supramental_Sense
4.2.5_-_Dealing_with_Depression_and_Despondency
4.25_-_Towards_the_supramental_Time_Vision
4.26_-_The_Supramental_Time_Consciousness
4.2_-_Karma
4.3.1.02_-_The_True_Self_Within
4.3.2.04_-_Degrees_in_the_Higher_Consciousness
4.3.2_-_Attacks_by_the_Hostile_Forces
4.3.3_-_Dealing_with_Hostile_Attacks
4.3_-_Bhakti
4.43_-_Chapter_Three
4.4.4.02_-_Peace,_Calm,_Quiet_as_a_Basis_for_the_Descent
4.4.4.03_-_The_Descent_of_Peace
4.4.4.07_-_The_Descent_of_Light
5.01_-_EPILOGUE
5.01_-_Message
5.02_-_THE_STATUE
5.03_-_The_Divine_Body
5.04_-_Formation_Of_The_World
5.05_-_THE_OLD_ADAM
5.06_-_Supermind_in_the_Evolution
5.06_-_THE_TRANSFORMATION
5.07_-_Beginnings_Of_Civilization
5.07_-_ROTUNDUM,_HEAD,_AND_BRAIN
5.08_-_ADAM_AS_TOTALITY
5.08_-_Supermind_and_Mind_of_Light
5.1.01.1_-_The_Book_of_the_Herald
5.1.01.2_-_The_Book_of_the_Statesman
5.1.01.3_-_The_Book_of_the_Assembly
5.1.01.4_-_The_Book_of_Partings
5.1.01.5_-_The_Book_of_Achilles
5.1.01.7_-_The_Book_of_the_Woman
5.1.01.8_-_The_Book_of_the_Gods
5.1.01.9_-_Book_IX
5.1.01_-_Terminology
5.1.02_-_Ahana
5.1.02_-_The_Gods
5.1.03_-_The_Hostile_Forces_and_Hostile_Beings
5.2.01_-_The_Descent_of_Ahana
5.2.01_-_Word-Formation
5.2.02_-_The_Meditations_of_Mandavya
5.3.04_-_Roots_in_M
5.4.01_-_Notes_on_Root-Sounds
5.4.01_-_Occult_Knowledge
5_-_The_Phenomenology_of_the_Spirit_in_Fairytales
6.01_-_THE_ALCHEMICAL_VIEW_OF_THE_UNION_OF_OPPOSITES
6.02_-_STAGES_OF_THE_CONJUNCTION
6.04_-_THE_MEANING_OF_THE_ALCHEMICAL_PROCEDURE
6.05_-_THE_PSYCHOLOGICAL_INTERPRETATION_OF_THE_PROCEDURE
6.07_-_THE_MONOCOLUS
6.08_-_THE_CONTENT_AND_MEANING_OF_THE_FIRST_TWO_STAGES
6.09_-_Imaginary_Visions
6.09_-_THE_THIRD_STAGE_-_THE_UNUS_MUNDUS
6.0_-_Conscious,_Unconscious,_and_Individuation
7.01_-_The_Soul_(the_Psychic)
7.03_-_Cheerfulness
7.06_-_The_Simple_Life
7.08_-_Sincerity
7.10_-_Order
7.12_-_The_Giver
7.15_-_The_Family
7.3.10_-_The_Lost_Boat
7.4.03_-_The_Cosmic_Dance
7.5.26_-_The_Golden_Light
7.6.02_-_The_World_Game
7.6.13_-_The_End?
7_-_Yoga_of_Sri_Aurobindo
9.99_-_Glossary
Aeneid
Apology
Appendix_4_-_Priest_Spells
A_Secret_Miracle
Averroes_Search
Big_Mind_(non-dual)
Big_Mind_(ten_perfections)
Blazing_P1_-_Preconventional_consciousness
Blazing_P2_-_Map_the_Stages_of_Conventional_Consciousness
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
BOOK_I._-_Augustine_censures_the_pagans,_who_attributed_the_calamities_of_the_world,_and_especially_the_sack_of_Rome_by_the_Goths,_to_the_Christian_religion_and_its_prohibition_of_the_worship_of_the_gods
BOOK_II._-_A_review_of_the_calamities_suffered_by_the_Romans_before_the_time_of_Christ,_showing_that_their_gods_had_plunged_them_into_corruption_and_vice
BOOK_III._-_The_external_calamities_of_Rome
BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS.
BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_IV._-_That_empire_was_given_to_Rome_not_by_the_gods,_but_by_the_One_True_God
Book_of_Exodus
Book_of_Genesis
Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text)
Book_of_Psalms
BOOK_VIII._-_Some_account_of_the_Socratic_and_Platonic_philosophy,_and_a_refutation_of_the_doctrine_of_Apuleius_that_the_demons_should_be_worshipped_as_mediators_between_gods_and_men
BOOK_VII._-_Of_the_select_gods_of_the_civil_theology,_and_that_eternal_life_is_not_obtained_by_worshipping_them
BOOK_VI._-_Of_Varros_threefold_division_of_theology,_and_of_the_inability_of_the_gods_to_contri_bute_anything_to_the_happiness_of_the_future_life
BOOK_V._-_Of_fate,_freewill,_and_God's_prescience,_and_of_the_source_of_the_virtues_of_the_ancient_Romans
BOOK_XIII._-_That_death_is_penal,_and_had_its_origin_in_Adam's_sin
BOOK_XIV._-_Of_the_punishment_and_results_of_mans_first_sin,_and_of_the_propagation_of_man_without_lust
BOOK_XIX._-_A_review_of_the_philosophical_opinions_regarding_the_Supreme_Good,_and_a_comparison_of_these_opinions_with_the_Christian_belief_regarding_happiness
BOOK_X._-_Porphyrys_doctrine_of_redemption
BOOK_XVIII._-_A_parallel_history_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_from_the_time_of_Abraham_to_the_end_of_the_world
BOOK_XVI._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_Noah_to_the_time_of_the_kings_of_Israel
BOOK_XXII._-_Of_the_eternal_happiness_of_the_saints,_the_resurrection_of_the_body,_and_the_miracles_of_the_early_Church
BOOK_XXI._-_Of_the_eternal_punishment_of_the_wicked_in_hell,_and_of_the_various_objections_urged_against_it
BS_1_-_Introduction_to_the_Idea_of_God
CASE_1_-_JOSHUS_DOG
City_of_God_-_BOOK_I
Conversations_with_Sri_Aurobindo
COSA_-_BOOK_I
COSA_-_BOOK_III
COSA_-_BOOK_IV
COSA_-_BOOK_VIII
Cratylus
Deutsches_Requiem
ENNEAD_01.04_-_Whether_Animals_May_Be_Termed_Happy.
ENNEAD_02.01_-_Of_the_Heaven.
ENNEAD_02.03_-_Whether_Astrology_is_of_any_Value.
ENNEAD_02.04a_-_Of_Matter.
ENNEAD_02.05_-_Of_the_Aristotelian_Distinction_Between_Actuality_and_Potentiality.
ENNEAD_02.06_-_Of_Essence_and_Being.
ENNEAD_02.09_-_Against_the_Gnostics;_or,_That_the_Creator_and_the_World_are_Not_Evil.
ENNEAD_03.01_-_Concerning_Fate.
ENNEAD_03.02_-_Of_Providence.
ENNEAD_03.03_-_Continuation_of_That_on_Providence.
ENNEAD_03.04_-_Of_Our_Individual_Guardian.
ENNEAD_03.05_-_Of_Love,_or_Eros.
ENNEAD_03.06_-_Of_the_Impassibility_of_Incorporeal_Entities_(Soul_and_and_Matter).
ENNEAD_03.07_-_Of_Time_and_Eternity.
ENNEAD_03.08b_-_Of_Nature,_Contemplation_and_Unity.
ENNEAD_04.02_-_How_the_Soul_Mediates_Between_Indivisible_and_Divisible_Essence.
ENNEAD_04.03_-_Psychological_Questions.
ENNEAD_04.04_-_Questions_About_the_Soul.
ENNEAD_04.05_-_Psychological_Questions_III._-_About_the_Process_of_Vision_and_Hearing.
ENNEAD_04.07_-_Of_the_Immortality_of_the_Soul:_Polemic_Against_Materialism.
ENNEAD_05.01_-_The_Three_Principal_Hypostases,_or_Forms_of_Existence.
ENNEAD_05.03_-_The_Self-Consciousnesses,_and_What_is_Above_Them.
ENNEAD_05.08_-_Concerning_Intelligible_Beauty.
ENNEAD_05.09_-_Of_Intelligence,_Ideas_and_Essence.
ENNEAD_06.01_-_Of_the_Ten_Aristotelian_and_Four_Stoic_Categories.
ENNEAD_06.02_-_The_Categories_of_Plotinos.
ENNEAD_06.03_-_Plotinos_Own_Sense-Categories.
ENNEAD_06.05_-_The_One_and_Identical_Being_is_Everywhere_Present_In_Its_Entirety.345
ENNEAD_06.06_-_Of_Numbers.
ENNEAD_06.07_-_How_Ideas_Multiplied,_and_the_Good.
ENNEAD_06.08_-_Of_the_Will_of_the_One.
Epistle_to_the_Romans
Euthyphro
For_a_Breath_I_Tarry
Gorgias
Guru_Granth_Sahib_first_part
Ion
IS_-_Chapter_1
I._THE_ATTRACTIVE_POWER_OF_GOD
Jaap_Sahib_Text_(Guru_Gobind_Singh)
Liber_111_-_The_Book_of_Wisdom_-_LIBER_ALEPH_VEL_CXI
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals
LUX.03_-_INVOCATION
Meno
MMM.01_-_MIND_CONTROL
MoM_References
new_computer
Partial_Magic_in_the_Quixote
Phaedo
r1909_06_18
r1912_02_06
r1912_07_22
r1912_12_17
r1912_12_28
r1912_12_31
r1913_01_05
r1913_01_14
r1913_01_16
r1913_01_26
r1913_09_18
r1913_11_13
r1913_11_18
r1913_11_21
r1913_11_26
r1913_12_13
r1913_12_18
r1913_12_24
r1913_12_30
r1914_01_10
r1914_01_15
r1914_03_18
r1914_03_23
r1914_03_26
r1914_03_28
r1914_03_29
r1914_04_14
r1914_04_19
r1914_05_09
r1914_06_10
r1914_06_12
r1914_06_18
r1914_06_29
r1914_07_04
r1914_07_15
r1914_07_21
r1914_07_30
r1914_08_05
r1914_08_16
r1914_09_13
r1914_09_22
r1914_11_21
r1914_11_26
r1914_12_12
r1914_12_20
r1914_12_21
r1915_01_02
r1915_01_24
r1915_05_21
r1915_05_23
r1916_02_20
r1917_02_02
r1917_02_03
r1917_02_04
r1917_02_12
r1917_02_13
r1917_02_27
r1917_03_01
r1917_03_02
r1917_03_08
r1917_03_10
r1917_03_13
r1917_03_21
r1917_09_02
r1917_09_12
r1918_02_14
r1918_02_18
r1918_02_25
r1918_05_04
r1918_05_08
r1918_05_11
r1918_05_13
r1918_05_18
r1918_05_19
r1918_05_21
r1918_05_22
r1918_05_23
r1918_05_24
r1918_06_14
r1919_07_21
r1919_08_04
r1920_02_09
r1920_02_22
r1920_03_06
r1927_01_19
r1927_01_22
r1927_10_30
Ragnarok
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text)
SB_1.1_-_Questions_by_the_Sages
Sophist
Symposium_translated_by_B_Jowett
Tablet_1_-
Tablets_of_Baha_u_llah_text
Talks_001-025
Talks_026-050
Talks_051-075
Talks_125-150
Talks_500-550
Talks_600-652
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2
The_Act_of_Creation_text
Theaetetus
The_Aleph
The_Anapanasati_Sutta__A_Practical_Guide_to_Mindfullness_of_Breathing_and_Tranquil_Wisdom_Meditation
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P1
The_Book_of_Job
The_Book_of_the_Prophet_Isaiah
The_Coming_Race_Contents
The_Divine_Names_Text_(Dionysis)
The_Dream_of_a_Ridiculous_Man
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
the_Eternal_Wisdom
The_First_Epistle_of_Paul_to_the_Corinthians
The_Garden_of_Forking_Paths_1
The_Garden_of_Forking_Paths_2
The_Gold_Bug
The_Gospel_According_to_Matthew
The_Immortal
The_Library_Of_Babel_2
The_Logomachy_of_Zos
The_Lottery_in_Babylon
The_One_Who_Walks_Away
The_Pilgrims_Progress
The_Poems_of_Cold_Mountain
The_Riddle_of_this_World
The_Shadow_Out_Of_Time
The_Zahir
Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra_text
Timaeus
Verses_of_Vemana

PRIMARY CLASS

console
videogames
SIMILAR TITLES
a case for not playing videogames
Collected Plays And Stories
music playlists
Play
playful
plays
Playstation
play their part
Ready Player One
the Divine Play
the Divine Playmate
the Player Character
The Playground
the Playground
Tool and Plaything

DEFINITIONS

1. Brings out of a folded state; spreads or opens out. 2. Discloses or lays open to the view; displays. Also fig.

1. Excessive pride in one"s appearance, qualities, abilities, achievements, etc.; character or quality of being vain; conceit; an instance or display of this quality or feeling. 2. Lack of usefulness, worth, or effect; worthlessness.

1. That unfolds, discloses, or develops. 2. Spreading out or laying open to view; revealing; displaying. unfoldings. (Sri Aurobindo also employs the word as a n.)

1. To open or spread out from a rolled-up state; to uncoil. 2. To lay open; display; reveal. 3. To become open or spread out. Also fig. unrolls, unrolled.

aard-wolf ::: n. --> A carnivorous quadruped (Proteles Lalandii), of South Africa, resembling the fox and hyena. See Proteles. html{color:

able ::: superl. --> Fit; adapted; suitable.
Having sufficient power, strength, force, skill, means, or resources of any kind to accomplish the object; possessed of qualifications rendering competent for some end; competent; qualified; capable; as, an able workman, soldier, seaman, a man able to work; a mind able to reason; a person able to be generous; able to endure pain; able to play on a piano.
Specially: Having intellectual qualifications, or strong


accidental ::: a. --> Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous; as, an accidental visit.
Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are accidental to a play. ::: n.


accordionist ::: n. --> A player on the accordion.

accordion ::: n. --> A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind upon free metallic reeds.

achillean ::: a. --> Resembling Achilles, the hero of the Iliad; invincible. html{color:

actor ::: n. --> One who acts, or takes part in any affair; a doer.
A theatrical performer; a stageplayer.
An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.
One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.


actress ::: n. --> A female actor or doer.
A female stageplayer; a woman who acts a part.


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

addendum ::: n. --> A thing to be added; an appendix or addition. html{color:

adder ::: n. --> One who, or that which, adds; esp., a machine for adding numbers.
A serpent.
A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The common European adder is the Vipera (/ Pelias) berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of Clotho.
In America, the term is commonly applied to several harmless snakes, as the milk adder, puffing adder, etc. html{color:


adding ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Add html{color:

admit ::: v. t. --> To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take; as, they were into his house; to admit a serious thought into the mind; to admit evidence in the trial of a cause.
To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse.
To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise; as, to admit an


adoration ::: n. --> The act of playing honor to a divine being; the worship paid to God; the act of addressing as a god.
Homage paid to one in high esteem; profound veneration; intense regard and love; fervent devotion.
A method of electing a pope by the expression of homage from two thirds of the conclave.


aerognosy ::: n. --> The science which treats of the properties of the air, and of the part it plays in nature.

affectation ::: n. --> An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show.
A striving after.
Fondness; affection.


afterpiece ::: n. --> A piece performed after a play, usually a farce or other small entertainment.
The heel of a rudder.


a game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify one of the other players. The game has been around for at least 2000 years and probably longer. It is known to have been played in Greece about the time of the Roman Conquest.

agitato ::: a. --> Sung or played in a restless, hurried, and spasmodic manner.

aiblins ::: adv. --> Alt. of Ablins html{color:

aimless ::: a. --> Without aim or purpose; as, an aimless life. html{color:

alcoholate ::: n. --> A crystallizable compound of a salt with alcohol, in which the latter plays a part analogous to that of water of crystallization.

alectoromancy ::: n. --> See Alectryomancy. html{color:

alength ::: adv. --> At full length; lengthwise. html{color:

“All aspects of the omnipresent Reality have their fundamental truth in the Supreme Existence. Thus even the aspect or power of Inconscience, which seems to be an opposite, a negation of the eternal Reality, yet corresponds to a Truth held in itself by the self-aware and all-conscious Infinite. It is, when we look closely at it, the Infinite’s power of plunging the consciousness into a trance of self-involution, a self-oblivion of the Spirit veiled in its own abysses where nothing is manifest but all inconceivably is and can emerge from that ineffable latency. In the heights of Spirit this state of cosmic or infinite trance-sleep appears to our cognition as a luminous uttermost Superconscience: at the other end of being it offers itself to cognition as the Spirit’s potency of presenting to itself the opposites of its own truths of being,—an abyss of non-existence, a profound Night of inconscience, a fathomless swoon of insensibility from which yet all forms of being, consciousness and delight of existence can manifest themselves,—but they appear in limited terms, in slowly emerging and increasing self-formulations, even in contrary terms of themselves; it is the play of a secret all-being, all-delight, all-knowledge, but it observes the rules of its own self-oblivion, self-opposition, self-limitation until it is ready to surpass it. This is the Inconscience and Ignorance that we see at work in the material universe. It is not a denial, it is one term, one formula of the infinite and eternal Existence.” The Life Divine

alleyway ::: n. --> An alley. html{color:

"All life, spiritual, mental or material, is the play of the soul with the possibilities of its nature; . . . .” The Synthesis of Yoga

“All life, spiritual, mental or material, is the play of the soul with the possibilities of its nature; …” The Synthesis of Yoga

all-possessed ::: a. --> Controlled by an evil spirit or by evil passions; wild. html{color:

all saints ::: --> Alt. of All Saints&

Amal: “I believe that capitalization indicates that these are not only states but also powers which can display even personality.

amzel ::: n. --> The European ring ousel (Turdus torquatus). html{color:

anatomize ::: v. t. --> To dissect; to cut in pieces, as an animal vegetable body, for the purpose of displaying or examining the structure and use of the several parts.
To discriminate minutely or carefully; to analyze.


  And do you want to know why he is always represented as a child? It is because he is in constant progression. To the extent that the world is perfected, his play is also perfected — what was the play of yesterday will no longer be the play of tomorrow; his play will become more and more harmonious, benign and joyful to the extent that the world becomes capable of responding to it and enjoying it with the Divine.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.

And do you want to know why he is always represented as a child? It is because he is in constant progression. To the extent that the world is perfected, his play is also perfected—what was the play of yesterday will no longer be the play of tomorrow; his play will become more and more harmonious, benign and joyful to the extent that the world becomes capable of responding to it and enjoying it with the Divine.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.

ante ::: n. --> Each player&

anthomania ::: n. --> A extravagant fondness for flowers. html{color:

antic ::: a. --> Old; antique.

Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous. ::: n. --> A buffoon or merry-andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old play.


antitrochanter ::: n. --> An articular surface on the ilium of birds against which the great trochanter of the femur plays.

.any integral yoga, if we do not go back from the outer self and become aware of all this inner being and inner nature. For then alone can we break the limitations of the ignorant external self which receives consciously only the outer touches and knows things indirectly through the outer mind and senses, and become directly aware of the universal consciousness and the universal forces that play through us and around us. And then only too

a record player; a phonograph.

aristotelic ::: a. --> Pertaining to Aristotle or to his philosophy. html{color:

arpeggio ::: n. --> The production of the tones of a chord in rapid succession, as in playing the harp, and not simultaneously; a strain thus played.

array ::: an orderly, often imposing arrangement or series of things displayed; an imposing series.

arrogant ::: 1. Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance. 2. Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one"s superiority toward others.

:::   "As for prophecy, I have never met or known of a prophet, however reputed, who was infallible. Some of their predictions come true to the letter, others do not, — they half-fulfil or misfire entirely. It does not follow that the power of prophecy is unreal or the accurate predictions can be all explained by probability, chance, coincidence. The nature and number of those that cannot is too great. The variability of fulfilment may be explained either by an imperfect power in the prophet sometimes active, sometimes failing or by the fact that things are predictable in part only, they are determined in part only or else by different factors or lines of power, different series of potentials and actuals. So long as one is in touch with one line, one predicts accurately, otherwise not — or if the lines of power change, one"s prophecy also goes off the rails. All the same, one may say, there must be, if things are predictable at all, some power or plane through which or on which all is foreseeable; if there is a divine Omniscience and Omnipotence, it must be so. Even then what is foreseen has to be worked out, actually is worked out by a play of forces, — spiritual, mental, vital and physical forces — and in that plane of forces there is no absolute rigidity discoverable. Personal will or endeavour is one of those forces.” Letters on Yoga

“As for prophecy, I have never met or known of a prophet, however reputed, who was infallible. Some of their predictions come true to the letter, others do not,—they half-fulfil or misfire entirely. It does not follow that the power of prophecy is unreal or the accurate predictions can be all explained by probability, chance, coincidence. The nature and number of those that cannot is too great. The variability of fulfilment may be explained either by an imperfect power in the prophet sometimes active, sometimes failing or by the fact that things are predictable in part only, they are determined in part only or else by different factors or lines of power, different series of potentials and actuals. So long as one is in touch with one line, one predicts accurately, otherwise not—or if the lines of power change, one’s prophecy also goes off the rails. All the same, one may say, there must be, if things are predictable at all, some power or plane through which or on which all is foreseeable; if there is a divine Omniscience and Omnipotence, it must be so. Even then what is foreseen has to be worked out, actually is worked out by a play of forces,—spiritual, mental, vital and physical forces—and in that plane of forces there is no absolute rigidity discoverable. Personal will or endeavour is one of those forces.” Letters on Yoga

"As for the spectator and the coils of the dragon, it is the Chino-Japanese image for the world-force extending itself in the course of the universe and this expresses the attitude of the witness seeing it all and observing in its unfolding the unrolling of the play of the Divine Lila.” Letters on Yoga

“As for the spectator and the coils of the dragon, it is the Chino-Japanese image for the world-force extending itself in the course of the universe and this expresses the attitude of the witness seeing it all and observing in its unfolding the unrolling of the play of the Divine Lila.” Letters on Yoga

asquint ::: adv. --> With the eye directed to one side; not in the straight line of vision; obliquely; awry, so as to see distortedly; as, to look asquint. html{color:

atellan ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Atella, in ancient Italy; as, Atellan plays; farcical; ribald. ::: n. --> A farcical drama performed at Atella.

AUSTERITY. ::: A premature and excessive physical austerity, tapasyā, may endanger the process of the sadhana by establishing a disturbance and abnormality of the forces in the different parts of the system. A great energy may pour into the mental and vital parts, but the nerves and the body may be overstrained and lose the strength to support the play of these higher energies.

author ::: 1. An originator or creator, one who originates or gives existence to anything. 2. He who gives rise to or causes an action, event, circumstance, state, or condition of things. 3. The composer or writer of a treatise, play, poem, book, etc. authors.

baccarat ::: n. --> A French game of cards, played by a banker and punters.

bacharach ::: n. --> Alt. of Backarack html{color:

backgammon ::: n. --> A game of chance and skill, played by two persons on a "board" marked off into twenty-four spaces called "points". Each player has fifteen pieces, or "men", the movements of which from point to point are determined by throwing dice. Formerly called tables. ::: v. i. --> In the game of backgammon, to beat by ending the

badinage ::: n. --> Playful raillery; banter.

badminton ::: n. --> A game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks.
A preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened.


bagatelle ::: n. --> A trifle; a thing of no importance.
A game played on an oblong board, having, at one end, cups or arches into or through which balls are to be driven by a rod held in the hand of the player.


bagpiper ::: n. --> One who plays on a bagpipe; a piper.

ballista ::: n. --> An ancient military engine, in the form of a crossbow, used for hurling large missiles. html{color:

ball ::: n. --> Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow.
A spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, etc.
A general name for games in which a ball is thrown, kicked, or knocked. See Baseball, and Football.
Any solid spherical, cylindrical, or conical projectile of lead or iron, to be discharged from a firearm; as, a cannon ball; a


bandy ::: n. --> A carriage or cart used in India, esp. one drawn by bullocks.
A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play; a hockey stick.
The game played with such a club; hockey; shinney; bandy ball. ::: v. t.


banister ::: n. --> A stringed musical instrument having a head and neck like the guitar, and its body like a tambourine. It has five strings, and is played with the fingers and hands.

bannerol ::: n. --> A banderole; esp. a banner displayed at a funeral procession and set over the tomb. See Banderole.

banter ::: v. t. --> To address playful good-natured ridicule to, -- the person addressed, or something pertaining to him, being the subject of the jesting; to rally; as, he bantered me about my credulity.
To jest about; to ridicule in speaking of, as some trait, habit, characteristic, and the like.
To delude or trick, -- esp. by way of jest.
To challenge or defy to a match.


barkentine ::: n. --> A threemasted vessel, having the foremast square-rigged, and the others schooner-rigged. [Spelled also barquentine, barkantine, etc.] See Illust. in Append. html{color:

barleybreak ::: n. --> An ancient rural game, commonly played round stacks of barley, or other grain, in which some of the party attempt to catch others who run from a goal.

baseball ::: n. --> A game of ball, so called from the bases or bounds ( four in number) which designate the circuit which each player must endeavor to make after striking the ball.
The ball used in this game.


based ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Base ::: a. --> Having a base, or having as a base; supported; as, broad-based. ::: n. html{color:

bass viol ::: --> A stringed instrument of the viol family, used for playing bass. See 3d Bass, n., and Violoncello.

basylous ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or having the nature of, a basyle; electro-positive; basic; -- opposed to chlorous. html{color:

bat ::: n. --> A large stick; a club; specifically, a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the other, used in playing baseball, cricket, etc.
Shale or bituminous shale.
A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
A part of a brick with one whole end.
One of the Cheiroptera, an order of flying mammals, in which


batting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Bat ::: n. --> The act of one who bats; the management of a bat in playing games of ball.
Cotton in sheets, prepared for use in making quilts, etc.; as, cotton batting.


battledoor ::: n. --> An instrument, with a handle and a flat part covered with parchment or crossed with catgut, used to strike a shuttlecock in play; also, the play of battledoor and shuttlecock.
A child&


bauble ::: n. --> A trifling piece of finery; a gewgaw; that which is gay and showy without real value; a cheap, showy plaything.
The fool&


bayonet ::: n. --> A pointed instrument of the dagger kind fitted on the muzzle of a musket or rifle, so as to give the soldier increased means of offense and defense.
A pin which plays in and out of holes made to receive it, and which thus serves to engage or disengage parts of the machinery. ::: v. t.


bean trefoil ::: --> A leguminous shrub of southern Europe, with trifoliate leaves (Anagyris foetida). html{color:

beggable ::: a. --> Capable of being begged. html{color:

::: ". . . behind visible events in the world there is always a mass of invisible forces at work unknown to the outward minds of men, and by yoga, (by going inward and establishing a conscious connection with the Cosmic Self and Force and forces,) one can become conscious of these forces, intervene consciously in the play, and to some extent at least determine things in the result of the play.” Letters on Yoga

“… behind visible events in the world there is always a mass of invisible forces at work unknown to the outward minds of men, and by yoga, (by going inward and establishing a conscious connection with the Cosmic Self and Force and forces,) one can become conscious of these forces, intervene consciously in the play, and to some extent at least determine things in the result of the play.” Letters on Yoga

being in us for a definite end ; thirdly, liberation, that is to say, the release of our being from the narrow and painful knots of the individualised energy in a false . and limited play, which at present are the law of our nature. The enjoyment of our libera- ted being which brings us into um'ty or union with the Supreme, is the consummation ; it is ihat for which Yoga is done.

“Beyond mind on spiritual and supramental levels dwells the Presence, the Truth, the Power, the Bliss that can alone deliver us from these illusions, display the Light of which our ideals are tarnished disguises and impose the harmony that shall at once transfigure and reconcile all the parts of our nature.” Essays Divine and Human

billiards ::: n. --> A game played with ivory balls o a cloth-covered, rectangular table, bounded by elastic cushions. The player seeks to impel his ball with his cue so that it shall either strike (carom upon) two other balls, or drive another ball into one of the pockets with which the table sometimes is furnished.

birching ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Birch html{color:

BIRTHDAY. ::: There is a rhythm (among many) In the play of the world-forces which is connected with the sun and the planets. That makes the birthday a day of possible renewal when the being is likely to be mote plastic.

bish ::: n. --> Same as Bikh. html{color:

bisque ::: n. --> Unglazed white porcelain.
A point taken by the receiver of odds in the game of tennis; also, an extra innings allowed to a weaker player in croquet.
A white soup made of crayfish.


blaze ::: n. 1. A brilliant burst of fire, a bright glowing flame. 2. A brilliant, striking display; a brilliant light; resplendent with bright colour. 3. A steady, clear light. 4. Fig. An intense outburst of passion, etc. ::: sun-blaze. v. 5. blazed.

blaze ::: n. --> A stream of gas or vapor emitting light and heat in the process of combustion; a bright flame.
Intense, direct light accompanied with heat; as, to seek shelter from the blaze of the sun.
A bursting out, or active display of any quality; an outburst; a brilliant display.
A white spot on the forehead of a horse.
A spot made on trees by chipping off a piece of the bark,


blazoned ::: proclaimed loudly or displayed ostentatiously or conspicuously.

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


blazonry ::: n. --> Same as Blazon, 3.
A coat of arms; an armorial bearing or bearings.
Artistic representation or display.


blindly ::: adv. --> Without sight, discernment, or understanding; without thought, investigation, knowledge, or purpose of one&

block ::: v. t. --> A piece of wood more or less bulky; a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more plane, or approximately plane, faces; as, a block on which a butcher chops his meat; a block by which to mount a horse; children&

bluster ::: v. i. --> To blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, as the weather.
To talk with noisy violence; to swagger, as a turbulent or boasting person; to act in a noisy, tumultuous way; to play the bully; to storm; to rage. ::: v. t.


board ::: a sheet of wood, cardboard, paper, or other material on which some games are played.

boasting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Boast ::: n. --> The act of glorying or vaunting; vainglorious speaking; ostentatious display.

bob-cherry ::: n. --> A play among children, in which a cherry, hung so as to bob against the mouth, is to be caught with the teeth.

bob ::: n. --> Anything that hangs so as to play loosely, or with a short abrupt motion, as at the end of a string; a pendant; as, the bob at the end of a kite&

boggle ::: n. --> To stop or hesitate as if suddenly frightened, or in doubt, or impeded by unforeseen difficulties; to take alarm; to exhibit hesitancy and indecision.
To do anything awkwardly or unskillfully.
To play fast and loose; to dissemble. ::: v. t.


bogie ::: n. --> A four-wheeled truck, having a certain amount of play around a vertical axis, used to support in part a locomotive on a railway track.

boilingly ::: adv. --> With boiling or ebullition. html{color:

bonce ::: n. --> A boy&

bopeep ::: n. --> The act of looking out suddenly, as from behind a screen, so as to startle some one (as by children in play), or of looking out and drawing suddenly back, as if frightened.

boston ::: n. --> A game at cards, played by four persons, with two packs of fifty-two cards each; -- said to be so called from Boston, Massachusetts, and to have been invented by officers of the French army in America during the Revolutionary war.

bower bird ::: --> An Australian bird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus / holosericeus), allied to the starling, which constructs singular bowers or playhouses of twigs and decorates them with bright-colored objects; the satin bird.

bowing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Bow
of Bow ::: n. --> The act or art of managing the bow in playing on stringed instruments.
In hatmaking, the act or process of separating and


bowler ::: n. --> One who plays at bowls, or who rolls the ball in cricket or any other game.

bowling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Bowl ::: n. --> The act of playing at or rolling bowls, or of rolling the ball at cricket; the game of bowls or of tenpins.

bowl ::: n. --> A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
A ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having one side heavier than the


boyism ::: n. --> Boyhood.
The nature of a boy; childishness. html{color:


brandish ::: n. --> To move or wave, as a weapon; to raise and move in various directions; to shake or flourish.
To play with; to flourish; as, to brandish syllogisms.
A flourish, as with a weapon, whip, etc.


brave ::: superl. --> Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
Having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous.
Making a fine show or display. ::: n.


brigge ::: n. --> A bridge. html{color:

buchu ::: n. --> A South African shrub (Barosma) with small leaves that are dotted with oil glands; also, the leaves themselves, which are used in medicine for diseases of the urinary organs, etc. Several species furnish the leaves. html{color:

buffet ::: n. --> A cupboard or set of shelves, either movable or fixed at one side of a room, for the display of plate, china, etc., a sideboard.
A counter for refreshments; a restaurant at a railroad station, or place of public gathering. ::: v. i. --> A blow with the hand; a slap on the face; a cuff.


bugger ::: n. --> One guilty of buggery or unnatural vice; a sodomite.
A wretch; -- sometimes used humorously or in playful disparagement.


bugler ::: n. --> One who plays on a bugle.

bulky ::: a. --> Of great bulk or dimensions; of great size; large; thick; massive; as, bulky volumes. html{color:

bull-necked ::: a. --> Having a short and thick neck like that of a bull. html{color:

bunodonts ::: n. pl. --> A division of the herbivorous mammals including the hogs and hippopotami; -- so called because the teeth are tuberculated. html{color:

buss ::: n. --> A kiss; a rude or playful kiss; a smack.
A small strong vessel with two masts and two cabins; -- used in the herring fishery. ::: v. t. --> To kiss; esp. to kiss with a smack, or rudely.


but ::: adv. & conj. --> Except with; unless with; without.
Except; besides; save.
Excepting or excluding the fact that; save that; were it not that; unless; -- elliptical, for but that.
Otherwise than that; that not; -- commonly, after a negative, with that.
Only; solely; merely.
On the contrary; on the other hand; only; yet; html{color:


But all this must not be taken in too rigid and mechanical a sense. It is an immense plastic movement full of the play of possibilities and must be seized by a flexible and subtle tact or sense in the seeing conscioosness. It cannot be reduced to a too rigorous logical or mathematical formula. Two or three points must be pressed in order that this plasticity may not be lost to our view.

But a time will come when you will feel more and more that you are the instrument and not the worker. For first by the force of your devotion your contact with the Divine Mother will become so intimate that at all times you will have only to con- centrate and to put everything into her hands to have her present guidance, her direct command or impulse, the sure indi- cation of the thing to be done and the way to do it and the result. And afterwards you wfil realise that the divine Shakti not only inspires and guides, but initiates and carries out your works ; all your movements are originated by her, all your powers are hers, mind, life and body are conscious and joyful instruments of her action, means for her play, moulds for her manifestation in the physical universe. There can be

But this exclusive consummation t$ not the sole or inevitable result of the Path of Knowledge. For, followed more largely and with a less individual aim, the method of Knowledge may lead to an active conquest of the cosmic existence for the Divine no less than to a transcendence. The point of this departure is the realisation of the supreme Self not only in one’s own being but in all beings, and, finally, the realisation of even the pheno- menal aspects of the world as a play of the divine consciousness and not something entirely alien to its true nature. And on the basis of this realisation a yet further enlargement is possible, the conversion of all forms of knowledge, however mundane, into activities of the divine consciousness utilisable for the perception of the one and unique Object of knowledge both in itself and through the pTay of its fonns and symbols. Such a method might well lead to the elevation of the whole range of human intellect and perception to the dirine level, to its spiritualisation

bye ::: n. --> A thing not directly aimed at; something which is a secondary object of regard; an object by the way, etc.; as in on or upon the bye, i. e., in passing; indirectly; by implication.
A run made upon a missed ball; as, to steal a bye.
A dwelling.
In certain games, a station or place of an individual player.


byplay ::: n. --> Action carried on aside, and commonly in dumb show, while the main action proceeds.

calamist ::: n. --> One who plays upon a reed or pipe.

calliope ::: n. --> The Muse that presides over eloquence and heroic poetry; mother of Orpheus, and chief of the nine Muses.
One of the asteroids. See Solar.
A musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles, toned to the notes of the scale, and played by keys arranged like those of an organ. It is sometimes attached to steamboat boilers.
A beautiful species of humming bird (Stellula Calliope) of California and adjacent regions.


camwood ::: n. --> See Barwood. html{color:

caperclaw ::: v. t. --> To treat with cruel playfulness, as a cat treats a mouse; to abuse.

capot ::: n. --> A winning of all the tricks at the game of piquet. It counts for forty points. ::: v. t. --> To win all the tricks from, in playing at piquet.

carbide ::: n. --> A binary compound of carbon with some other element or radical, in which the carbon plays the part of a negative; -- formerly termed carburet.

card ::: n. --> A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game played with cards.
A published note, containing a brief statement, explanation, request, expression of thanks, or the like; as, to put a card in the newspapers. Also, a printed programme, and (fig.), an attraction or inducement; as, this will be a good card for the last day of the fair.
A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the


carillon ::: n. --> A chime of bells diatonically tuned, played by clockwork or by finger keys.
A tune adapted to be played by musical bells.


carom ::: n. --> A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player&

cassino ::: n. --> A game at cards, played by two or more persons, usually for twenty-one points.

casuist ::: n. --> One who is skilled in, or given to, casuistry. ::: v. i. --> To play the casuist.

casus ::: n. --> An event; an occurrence; an occasion; a combination of circumstances; a case; an act of God. See the Note under Accident. html{color:

catcall ::: n. --> A sound like the cry of a cat, such as is made in playhouses to express dissatisfaction with a play; also, a small shrill instrument for making such a noise.

catcher ::: n. --> One who, or that which, catches.
The player who stands behind the batsman to catch the ball.


catnip ::: n. --> Alt. of Catmint html{color:

charger ::: n. --> One who, or that which charges.
An instrument for measuring or inserting a charge.
A large dish.
A horse for battle or parade. html{color:


charge ::: v. t. --> To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
To lay on or impose, as a task, duty, or trust; to command, instruct, or exhort with authority; to enjoin; to urge earnestly; as, to charge a jury; to charge the clergy of a diocese; to charge an agent.
To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars html{color:


charlatanry ::: n. --> Undue pretensions to skill; quackery; wheedling; empiricism. html{color:

charts ::: visual displays of information, as maps, graphs, tables, or sheets of information in the form of a diagram delineating a particular subject.

chatoyment ::: n. --> Changeableness of color, as in a mineral; play of colors.

checkerboard ::: n. --> A board with sixty-four squares of alternate color, used for playing checkers or draughts.

checkers ::: v. --> A game, called also daughts, played on a checkerboard by two persons, each having twelve men (counters or checkers) which are moved diagonally. The game is ended when either of the players has lost all his men, or can not move them.

check ::: n. --> A word of warning denoting that the king is in danger; such a menace of a player&

chef ::: n. --> A chief of head person.
The head cook of large establishment, as a club, a family, etc.
Same as Chief. html{color:


chequerboard ::: a board on which chess and checkers are played, divided into 64 squares of two alternating colours.

chess ::: n. --> A game played on a chessboard, by two persons, with two differently colored sets of men, sixteen in each set. Each player has a king, a queen, two bishops, two knights, two castles or rooks, and eight pawns.
A species of brome grass (Bromus secalinus) which is a troublesome weed in wheat fields, and is often erroneously regarded as degenerate or changed wheat; it bears a very slight resemblance to oats, and if reaped and ground up with wheat, so as to be used for


chess-play ::: the game of chess; a board game for two players, each beginning with 16 pieces of six kinds that are moved according to individual rules, with the objective of checkmating the opposing king. chess-player.

chiroplast ::: n. --> An instrument to guid the hands and fingers of pupils in playing on the piano, etc.

chorus ::: n. --> A band of singers and dancers.
A company of persons supposed to behold what passed in the acts of a tragedy, and to sing the sentiments which the events suggested in couplets or verses between the acts; also, that which was thus sung by the chorus.
An interpreter in a dumb show or play.
A company of singers singing in concert.
A composition of two or more parts, each of which is


chrisom ::: n. --> A white cloth, anointed with chrism, or a white mantle thrown over a child when baptized or christened.
A child which died within a month after its baptism; -- so called from the chrisom cloth which was used as a shroud for it. html{color:


chuckling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Chuckle html{color:

circumferentor ::: n. --> A surveying instrument, for taking horizontal angles and bearings; a surveyor&

circus ::: n. --> A level oblong space surrounded on three sides by seats of wood, earth, or stone, rising in tiers one above another, and divided lengthwise through the middle by a barrier around which the track or course was laid out. It was used for chariot races, games, and public shows.
A circular inclosure for the exhibition of feats of horsemanship, acrobatic displays, etc. Also, the company of performers, with their equipage.


cittern ::: n. --> An instrument shaped like a lute, but strung with wire and played with a quill or plectrum.

clown ::: n. --> A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an ill-bred person; a boor.
One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl.
The fool or buffoon in a play, circus, etc. ::: v. i. --> To act as a clown; -- with it.


clumps ::: n. --> A game in which questions are asked for the purpose of enabling the questioners to discover a word or thing previously selected by two persons who answer the questions; -- so called because the players take sides in two "clumps" or groups, the "clump" which guesses the word winning the game.

cobnut ::: n. --> A large roundish variety of the cultivated hazelnut.
A game played by children with nuts.


cockal ::: n. --> A game played with sheep&

cockshy ::: n. --> A game in which trinkets are set upon sticks, to be thrown at by the players; -- so called from an ancient popular sport which consisted in "shying" or throwing cudgels at live cocks.
An object at which stones are flung.


collie ::: n. --> The Scotch shepherd dog. There are two breeds, the rough-haired and smooth-haired. It is remarkable for its intelligence, displayed especially in caring for flocks.

collude ::: v. i. --> To have secretly a joint part or share in an action; to play into each other&

collusion ::: n. --> A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or deceitful purpose; a playing into each other&

colstaff ::: n. --> A staff by means of which a burden is borne by two persons on their shoulders. html{color:

comedian ::: n. --> An actor or player in comedy.
A writer of comedy.


comedienne ::: n. --> A women who plays in comedy.

comedy ::: n. --> A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination of the plot is happy; -- opposed to tragedy.

concerto ::: n. --> A composition (usually in symphonic form with three movements) in which one instrument (or two or three) stands out in bold relief against the orchestra, or accompaniment, so as to display its qualities or the performer&

ConsciousTorcc which forms and moves the worlds. This outer side appears here to be mechanical, a play of the forces, giinas, etc. Behind it b the living Consciousness and Force of the

consequence ::: “ Karma is nothing but the will of the Spirit in action, consequence nothing but the creation of will. What is in the will of being, expresses itself in karma and consequence. When the will is limited in mind, karma appears as a bondage and a limitation, consequence as a reaction or an imposition. But when the will of the being is infinite in the spirit, karma and consequence become instead the joy of the creative spirit, the construction of the eternal mechanist, the word and drama of the eternal poet, the harmony of the eternal musician, the play of the eternal child.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

contour ::: n. --> The outline of a figure or body, or the line or lines representing such an outline; the line that bounds; periphery.
The outline of a horizontal section of the ground, or of works of fortification. html{color:


copyright ::: n. --> The right of an author or his assignee, under statute, to print and publish his literary or artistic work, exclusively of all other persons. This right may be had in maps, charts, engravings, plays, and musical compositions, as well as in books. ::: v. t. --> To secure a copyright on.

coquet ::: v. t. --> To attempt to attract the notice, admiration, or love of; to treat with a show of tenderness or regard, with a view to deceive and disappoint. ::: v. i. --> To trifle in love; to stimulate affection or interest; to play the coquette; to deal playfully instead of seriously; to play

coral ::: n. --> The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa.
The ovaries of a cooked lobster; -- so called from their color.
A piece of coral, usually fitted with small bells and other appurtenances, used by children as a plaything.


cornicular ::: n. --> A secretary or clerk. html{color:

coruscation ::: n. --> A sudden flash or play of light.
A flash of intellectual brilliancy.


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cosmos ::: “But if the individual is a persistent reality, an eternal portion or power of the Eternal, if his growth of consciousness is the means by which the Spirit in things discloses its being, the cosmos reveals itself as a conditioned manifestation of the play of the eternal One in the being of Sachchidananda with the eternal Many.” The Life Divine

cosmos ::: n. --> The universe or universality of created things; -- so called from the order and harmony displayed in it.
The theory or description of the universe, as a system displaying order and harmony.


costume ::: n. --> Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period.
Such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture, statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described.
A character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic purposes.


counters ::: anything used in keeping account, as a disk of metal or wood, used in some games, as checkers, for marking a player"s position or for keeping score.

counterturn ::: n. --> The critical moment in a play, when, contrary to expectation, the action is embroiled in new difficulties.

court-cupboard ::: n. --> A movable sideboard or buffet, on which plate and other articles of luxury were displayed on special ocasions.

courter ::: n. --> One who courts; one who plays the lover, or who solicits in marriage; one who flatters and cajoles.

covinous ::: a. --> Deceitful; collusive; fraudulent; dishonest. html{color:

cowpea ::: n. --> The seed of one or more leguminous plants of the genus Dolichos; also, the plant itself. Many varieties are cultivated in the southern part of the United States. html{color:

coxcomb ::: n. --> A strip of red cloth notched like the comb of a cock, which licensed jesters formerly wore in their caps.
The cap itself.
The top of the head, or the head itself
A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a fop.
A name given to several plants of different genera, but


cran ::: n. --> Alt. of Crane html{color:

crazy ::: a. --> Characterized by weakness or feebleness; decrepit; broken; falling to decay; shaky; unsafe.
Broken, weakened, or dissordered in intellect; shattered; demented; deranged.
Inordinately desirous; foolishly eager. html{color:


credence ::: n. --> Reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge; belief; credit; confidence.
That which gives a claim to credit, belief, or confidence; as, a letter of credence.
The small table by the side of the altar or communion table, on which the bread and wine are placed before being consecrated.
A cupboard, sideboard, or cabinet, particularly one intended for the display of rich vessels or plate, and consisting


cribbage ::: v. t. --> A game of cards, played by two or four persons, in which there is a crib. (See Crib, 11.) It is characterized by a great variety of chances.

cricketer ::: n. --> One who plays at cricket.

cricket ::: n. --> An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
A low stool.
A game much played in England, and sometimes in America, with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged in two contesting parties or sides.
A small false roof, or the raising of a portion of a roof,


crisscross ::: n. --> A mark or cross, as the signature of a person who is unable to write.
A child&


croquet ::: n. --> An open-air game in which two or more players endeavor to drive wooden balls, by means of mallets, through a series of hoops or arches set in the ground according to some pattern.
The act of croqueting. ::: v. t. --> In the game of croquet, to drive away an opponent&


crossruff ::: n. --> The play in whist where partners trump each a different suit, and lead to each other for that purpose; -- called also seesaw.

crouton ::: n. --> Bread cut in various forms, and fried lightly in butter or oil, to garnish hashes, etc. html{color:

crowder ::: n. --> One who plays on a crowd; a fiddler.
One who crowds or pushes.


cucking stool ::: --> A kind of chair formerly used for punishing scolds, and also dishonest tradesmen, by fastening them in it, usually in front of their doors, to be pelted and hooted at by the mob, but sometimes to be taken to the water and ducked; -- called also a castigatory, a tumbrel, and a trebuchet; and often, but not so correctly, a ducking stool. html{color:

cudgel ::: n. --> A staff used in cudgel play, shorter than the quarterstaff, and wielded with one hand; hence, any heavy stick used as a weapon. ::: v. t. --> To beat with a cudgel.

cue ::: 1. A hint or suggestion. 2. The part a person is to play; a prescribed or necessary course of action.

cue ::: n. --> The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.
The last words of a play actor&


curler ::: n. --> One who, or that which, curls.
A player at the game called curling.


dabble ::: v. t. --> To wet by little dips or strokes; to spatter; to sprinkle; to moisten; to wet. ::: v. i. --> To play in water, as with the hands; to paddle or splash in mud or water.
To work in slight or superficial manner; to do in a


daft ::: a. --> Stupid; foolish; idiotic; also, delirious; insane; as, he has gone daft.
Gay; playful; frolicsome.


dalliance ::: n. --> The act of dallying, trifling, or fondling; interchange of caresses; wanton play.
Delay or procrastination.
Entertaining discourse.


dandle ::: v. t. --> To move up and down on one&

dazzle ::: v. t. --> To overpower with light; to confuse the sight of by brilliance of light.
To bewilder or surprise with brilliancy or display of any kind. ::: v. i. --> To be overpoweringly or intensely bright; to excite


dealer ::: n. --> One who deals; one who has to do, or has concern, with others; esp., a trader, a trafficker, a shopkeeper, a broker, or a merchant; as, a dealer in dry goods; a dealer in stocks; a retail dealer.
One who distributes cards to the players.


dealing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Deal ::: n. --> The act of one who deals; distribution of anything, as of cards to the players; method of business; traffic; intercourse; transaction; as, to have dealings with a person.

deal ::: n. --> A part or portion; a share; hence, an indefinite quantity, degree, or extent, degree, or extent; as, a deal of time and trouble; a deal of cold.
The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed.
Distribution; apportionment.
An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; -- applied to stock speculations and political


deas ::: n. --> See Dais. html{color:

declaim ::: v. i. --> To speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech or oration; to harangue; specifically, to recite a speech, poem, etc., in public as a rhetorical exercise; to practice public speaking; as, the students declaim twice a week.
To speak for rhetorical display; to speak pompously, noisily, or theatrically; to make an empty speech; to rehearse trite arguments in debate; to rant.


declamation ::: n. --> The act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; haranguing; loud speaking in public; especially, the public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges; as, the practice declamation by students.
A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.
Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation.


declamatory ::: a. --> Pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a rhetorician; as, a declamatory theme.
Characterized by rhetorical display; pretentiously rhetorical; without solid sense or argument; bombastic; noisy; as, a declamatory way or style.


deep-waisted ::: a. --> Having a deep waist, as when, in a ship, the poop and forecastle are much elevated above the deck. html{color:

demonstrative ::: a. --> Having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively.
Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative.
Consisting of eulogy or of invective. ::: n.


dendritic ::: a. --> Alt. of Dendritical html{color:

deploy ::: v. t. & i. --> To open out; to unfold; to spread out (a body of troops) in such a way that they shall display a wider front and less depth; -- the reverse of ploy; as, to deploy a column of troops into line of battle. ::: n. --> Alt. of Deployment

destruction ::: “Destruction in itself is neither good nor evil. It is a fact of Nature, a necessity in the play of forces, as things are in this world. The Light destroys the Darkness and the Powers of Darkness, and that is not a movement of Ignorance!” Letters on Yoga

devi ::: n. --> ; fem. of Deva. A goddess. html{color:

diamond ::: n. --> A precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for extreme hardness.
A geometrical figure, consisting of four equal straight lines, and having two of the interior angles acute and two obtuse; a rhombus; a lozenge.
One of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of a diamond.


di- ::: --> A prefix, signifying twofold, double, twice
denoting two atoms, radicals, groups, or equivalents, as the case may be. See Bi-, 2.
A prefix denoting through; also, between, apart, asunder, across. Before a vowel dia-becomes di-; as, diactinic; dielectric, etc. html{color:


dib ::: v. i. --> To dip. ::: n. --> One of the small bones in the knee joints of sheep uniting the bones above and below the joints.
A child&


dice ::: n. --> Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See Die, n. ::: v. i. --> To play games with dice.
To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.


dicer ::: n. --> A player at dice; a dice player; a gamester.

diplanar ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to two planes. html{color:

dipped ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Dip html{color:

dispersive ::: a. --> Tending to disperse. html{color:

displayed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Display ::: a. --> Unfolded; expanded; exhibited conspicuously or ostentatiously.
With wings expanded; -- said of a bird of pray, esp. an eagle.


displayer ::: n. --> One who, or that which, displays.

displaying ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Display

display ::: to show or make visible; make manifest; reveal. displayed.

display ::: v. t. --> To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.


disportment ::: n. --> Act of disporting; diversion; play.

disport ::: v. i. --> Play; sport; pastime; diversion; playfulness.
To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly and without restraint; to amuse one&


distriction ::: n. --> Sudden display; flash; glitter.

diversion ::: n. --> The act of turning aside from any course, occupation, or object; as, the diversion of a stream from its channel; diversion of the mind from business.
That which diverts; that which turns or draws the mind from care or study, and thus relaxes and amuses; sport; play; pastime; as, the diversions of youth.
The act of drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made; the attack,


divertissement ::: n. --> A short ballet, or other entertainment, between the acts of a play.

divine Comedy ::: a stage-play of a light and amusing character, with a happy conclusion to its plot. Its mediaeval use for a narrative poem with an agreeable ending. (Probably taken from Italian; cf. the Divine Comedy, the great tripartite poem of Dante, called by its author La Commedia, because in the conclusion, it is prosperous, pleasant, and desirable.)

djerrid ::: n. --> A blunt javelin used in military games in Moslem countries.
A game played with it.


doddart ::: n. --> A game much like hockey, played in an open field; also, the, bent stick for playing the game.

dodger ::: n. --> One who dodges or evades; one who plays fast and loose, or uses tricky devices.
A small handbill.
See Corndodger.


dodge ::: v. i. --> To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start.
To evade a duty by low craft; to practice mean shifts; to use tricky devices; to play fast and loose; to quibble. ::: v. t. --> To evade by a sudden shift of place; to escape by


doffing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Doff html{color:

domineer ::: v. t. --> To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master; to be overbearing; to tyrannize; to bluster; to swell with conscious superiority or haughtiness; -- often with over; as, to domineer over dependents.

double-tonguing ::: n. --> A peculiar action of the tongue by flute players in articulating staccato notes; also, the rapid repetition of notes in cornet playing.

douter ::: n. --> An extinguisher for candles. html{color:

dout ::: v. t. --> To put out. html{color:

dove plant ::: --> A Central American orchid (Peristeria elata), having a flower stem five or six feet high, with numerous globose white fragrant flowers. The column in the center of the flower resembles a dove; -- called also Holy Spirit plant. html{color:

dragomans ::: pl. --> of Dragoman html{color:

drama ::: 1. A composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a story involving conflict or contrast of character, esp. one intended to be acted on the stage; a play. 2. Any situation or series of events having vivid, emotional or conflicting interest or results. drama"s, dramas.

dramatis personae ::: --> The actors in a drama or play.

dramatist ::: n. --> The author of a dramatic composition; a writer of plays.

drank ::: imp. --> of Drink.
of Drink ::: n. --> Wild oats, or darnel grass. See Drake a plant. html{color:


draughtboard ::: n. --> A checkered board on which draughts are played. See Checkerboard.

drawgloves ::: n. pl. --> An old game, played by holding up the fingers.

DREAMS. ::: Sometimes they are the formations of your own mind or vital ; sometimes they are the formations of other minds wth an exact or modified transcription in yours ; sometimes for- mations come that are made by the non-human forces or beings of these other planes. These things are not true and need not become true in the physical world, but they may still have effects on the physical if they are framed wlh that purpose or that tendency and, if they are allowed, they may realise their events or their meaning — for they are most often symbolic or sche- ‘ matic — in the inner or the outer life.

There are other dreams that have not the same character but are a representation or transcription of things that actually hap- pen on other planes, in other worlds under other conditions than ours. There are, again, some dreams that are purely symbolic and some that indicate existing movements and propensities in us.

Symbolic dreams may symbolize anything, forces at play, the underlying structure and tissue of things done or experienced, actual or potential happenings, real or suggested movements or changes in the inner or outer nature. The exact meaning varies with the mind and the condition of the one who sees them.


duchess ::: n. --> The wife or widow of a duke; also, a lady who has the sovereignty of a duchy in her own right. html{color:

duchy ::: n. --> The territory or dominions of a duke; a dukedom. html{color:

dump ::: n. --> A thick, ill-shapen piece; a clumsy leaden counter used by boys in playing chuck farthing.
A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.
A ground or place for dumping ashes, refuse, etc.
That which is dumped.
A pile of ore or rock. ::: v. t.


dynamic realisation. In order to get the dynamic realisation it is not enough to rescue the Purusha from subjection to Prakriti ; one must transfer the allegiance of the Purusha from the lower Prakriti with its play of ignorant Forces to the Supreme

dziggetai ::: n. --> The kiang, a wild horse or wild ass of Thibet (Asinus hemionus). E () The fifth letter of the English alphabet. html{color:

ebullition ::: n. --> A boiling or bubbling up of a liquid; the motion produced in a liquid by its rapid conversion into vapor.
Effervescence occasioned by fermentation or by any other process which causes the liberation of a gas or an aeriform fluid, as in the mixture of an acid with a carbonated alkali.
A sudden burst or violent display; an outburst; as, an ebullition of anger or ill temper.


ecarte ::: n. --> A game at cards, played usually by two persons, in which the players may discard any or all of the cards dealt and receive others from the pack.

eleven ::: a. --> Ten and one added; as, eleven men. ::: n. --> The sum of ten and one; eleven units or objects.
A symbol representing eleven units, as 11 or xi.
The eleven men selected to play on one side in a match, as the representatives of a club or a locality; as, the all-England


elmen ::: a. --> Belonging to elms. html{color:

EMANATION. ::: An emanation of the Mother is something of her consciousness and power put forth from her which, so long as it is in play, is held in close connection with her and, when its play is no longer required, is withdrawn back into its source, but can always be put out and brought into play once more. But also the detaining thread of connection can be severed and loosened and that came iorth as am tTnanation can

emblazoner ::: n. --> One who emblazons; also, one who publishes and displays anything with pomp.

emblazon ::: v. t. --> To depict or represent; -- said of heraldic bearings. See Blazon.
To deck in glaring colors; to set off conspicuously; to display pompously; to decorate.


embouchure ::: n. --> The mouth of a river; also, the mouth of a cannon.
The mouthpiece of a wind instrument.
The shaping of the lips to the mouthpiece; as, a flute player has a good embouchure.


embrasure ::: n. --> An embrace.
A splay of a door or window.
An aperture with slant sides in a wall or parapet, through which cannon are pointed and discharged; a crenelle. See Illust. of Casemate.


enact ::: v. t. --> To decree; to establish by legal and authoritative act; to make into a law; especially, to perform the legislative act with reference to (a bill) which gives it the validity of law.
To act; to perform; to do; to effect.
To act the part of; to represent; to play. ::: n.


encore ::: adv. / interj. --> Once more; again; -- used by the auditors and spectators of plays, concerts, and other entertainments, to call for a repetition of a particular part. ::: n. --> A call or demand (as, by continued applause) for a repetition; as, the encores were numerous.

ensign ::: n. --> A flag; a banner; a standard; esp., the national flag, or a banner indicating nationality, carried by a ship or a body of soldiers; -- as distinguished from flags indicating divisions of the army, rank of naval officers, or private signals, and the like.
A signal displayed like a standard, to give notice.
Sign; badge of office, rank, or power; symbol.
Formerly, a commissioned officer of the army who carried the ensign or flag of a company or regiment.


entozoon ::: n. --> One of the Entozoa. html{color:

epilogue ::: n. --> A speech or short poem addressed to the spectators and recited by one of the actors, after the conclusion of the play.
The closing part of a discourse, in which the principal matters are recapitulated; a conclusion.


epitasis ::: n. --> That part which embraces the main action of a play, poem, and the like, and leads on to the catastrophe; -- opposed to protasis.
The period of violence in a fever or disease; paroxysm.


escutcheon ::: n. --> The surface, usually a shield, upon which bearings are marshaled and displayed. The surface of the escutcheon is called the field, the upper part is called the chief, and the lower part the base (see Chiff, and Field.). That side of the escutcheon which is on the right hand of the knight who bears the shield on his arm is called dexter, and the other side sinister.
A marking upon the back of a cow&


estranged ::: kept at a distance; withdrawn; withheld; displaying or evincing a feeling of alienation.

euchre ::: n. --> A game at cards, that may be played by two, three, or four persons, the highest card (except when an extra card called the Joker is used) being the knave of the same suit as the trump, and called right bower, the lowest card used being the seven, or frequently, in two-handed euchre, the nine spot. See Bower. ::: v. t.

exciteful ::: n. --> Full of exciting qualities; as, an exciteful story; exciteful players.

exhibition ::: n. --> The act of exhibiting for inspection, or of holding forth to view; manifestation; display.
That which is exhibited, held forth, or displayed; also, any public show; a display of works of art, or of feats of skill, or of oratorical or dramatic ability; as, an exhibition of animals; an exhibition of pictures, statues, etc.; an industrial exhibition.
Sustenance; maintenance; allowance, esp. for meat and drink; pension. Specifically: (Eng. Univ.) Private benefaction for the


exhibit ::: v. t. --> To hold forth or present to view; to produce publicly, for inspection; to show, especially in order to attract notice to what is interesting; to display; as, to exhibit commodities in a warehouse, a picture in a gallery.
To submit, as a document, to a court or officer, in course of proceedings; also, to present or offer officially or in legal form; to bring, as a charge.
To administer as a remedy; as, to exhibit calomel.


exit ::: --> He (or she ) goes out, or retires from view; as, exit Macbeth. ::: n. --> The departure of a player from the stage, when he has performed his part.
Any departure; the act of quitting the stage of action or of life; death; as, to make one&


expose ::: v. t. --> To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection.
To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one&


exposition ::: n. --> The act of exposing or laying open; a setting out or displaying to public view.
The act of expounding or of laying open the sense or meaning of an author, or a passage; explanation; interpretation; the sense put upon a passage; a law, or the like, by an interpreter; hence, a work containing explanations or interpretations; a commentary.
Situation or position with reference to direction of view or accessibility to influence of sun, wind, etc.; exposure; as, an


exude ::: to project or display conspicuously or abundantly; radiate.

eyght ::: n. --> An island. See Eyot. html{color:

eyot ::: n. --> A little island in a river or lake. See Ait. html{color:

faro ::: n. --> A gambling game at cardds, in whiich all the other players play against the dealer or banker, staking their money upon the order in which the cards will lie and be dealt from the pack.

feathered ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Feather ::: a. --> Clothed, covered, or fitted with (or as with) feathers or wings; as, a feathered animal; a feathered arrow.
Furnished with anything featherlike; ornamented; fringed; as, land feathered with trees. html{color:


feather ::: n. --> One of the peculiar dermal appendages, of several kinds, belonging to birds, as contour feathers, quills, and down.
Kind; nature; species; -- from the proverbial phrase, "Birds of a feather," that is, of the same species.
The fringe of long hair on the legs of the setter and some other dogs.
A tuft of peculiar, long, frizzly hair on a horse.
One of the fins or wings on the shaft of an arrow. html{color:


feat ::: n. --> An act; a deed; an exploit.
A striking act of strength, skill, or cunning; a trick; as, feats of horsemanship, or of dexterity.
Dexterous in movements or service; skillful; neat; nice; pretty. ::: v. t. html{color:


fecundity ::: n. --> The quality or power of producing fruit; fruitfulness; especially (Biol.), the quality in female organisms of reproducing rapidly and in great numbers.
The power of germinating; as in seeds.
The power of bringing forth in abundance; fertility; richness of invention; as, the fecundity of God&


fescue ::: n. --> A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to read.
An instrument for playing on the harp; a plectrum.
The style of a dial.
A grass of the genus Festuca. ::: v. i. & t.


fiddle ::: n. --> A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a violin; a kit.
A kind of dock (Rumex pulcher) with fiddle-shaped leaves; -- called also fiddle dock.
A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad weather. ::: v. i.


fiddler ::: n. --> One who plays on a fiddle or violin.
A burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar to that in which a musician holds a fiddle, hence the name; -- called also calling crab, soldier crab, and fighting crab.
The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); -- so called because it continually oscillates its body.


fiddlestick ::: n. --> The bow, strung with horsehair, used in playing the fiddle; a fiddle bow.

field ::: 1. A wide unbroken expanse, as of ice. 2. An area or sphere of activity. 3. A broad, level, open expanse of land; a stretch of open land, esp. one used for pasture or tillage; a plain. 4. The surface on which something is portrayed or enacted. An area of human activity or interest. 5. A piece of ground devoted to sports or contests; playing field. 6. A region of space characterized by a physical property, such as gravitational or electromagnetic force or fluid pressure. fields, field-paths, star-field, time-field, play-fields, race-fields.

fielding ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Field ::: n. --> The act of playing as a fielder.

fife ::: n. --> A small shrill pipe, resembling the piccolo flute, used chiefly to accompany the drum in military music. ::: v. i. --> To play on a fife.

fifer ::: n. --> One who plays on a fife.

finesse ::: a. --> Subtilty of contrivance to gain a point; artifice; stratagem.
The act of finessing. See Finesse, v. i., 2. ::: v. i. --> To use artifice or stratagem.
To attempt, when second or third player, to make a


fingering ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Finger ::: n. --> The act or process of handling or touching with the fingers.
The manner of using the fingers in playing or striking the keys of an instrument of music; movement or management of the


fioriture ::: n. pl. --> Little flowers of ornament introduced into a melody by a singer or player.

firework ::: n. --> A device for producing a striking display of light, or a figure or figures in plain or colored fire, by the combustion of materials that burn in some peculiar manner, as gunpowder, sulphur, metallic filings, and various salts. The most common feature of fireworks is a paper or pasteboard tube filled with the combustible material. A number of these tubes or cases are often combined so as to make, when kindled, a great variety of figures in fire, often variously colored. The skyrocket is a common form of firework. The name is also

fives ::: n. pl. --> A kind of play with a ball against a wall, resembling tennis; -- so named because three fives, or fifteen, are counted to the game. ::: n. --> A disease of the glands under the ear in horses; the vives.

flapdragon ::: n. --> A game in which the players catch raisins out burning brandy, and swallow them blazing.
The thing thus caught and eaten. ::: v. t. --> To swallow whole, as a flapdragon; to devour.


flat foot ::: --> A foot in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole of the foot rests upon the ground; also, the deformity, usually congential, exhibited by such a foot; splayfoot.

flaunt ::: v. i. --> To throw or spread out; to flutter; to move ostentatiously; as, a flaunting show. ::: v. t. --> To display ostentatiously; to make an impudent show of. ::: n.

flautist ::: n. --> A player on the flute; a flutist.

flirtation ::: n. --> Playing at courtship; coquetry.

flirt ::: v. t. --> To throw with a jerk or quick effort; to fling suddenly; as, they flirt water in each other&

flute a bec ::: --> A beak flute, an older form of the flute, played with a mouthpiece resembling a beak, and held like a flageolet.

flute ::: n. 1. A high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown. flutes. *v. 2. To play a flute. *fluted, fluting.

fluter ::: n. --> One who plays on the flute; a flutist or flautist.
One who makes grooves or flutings.


flute ::: v. i. --> A musical wind instrument, consisting of a hollow cylinder or pipe, with holes along its length, stopped by the fingers or by keys which are opened by the fingers. The modern flute is closed at the upper end, and blown with the mouth at a lateral hole.
A channel of curved section; -- usually applied to one of a vertical series of such channels used to decorate columns and pilasters in classical architecture. See Illust. under Base, n.
To play on, or as on, a flute; to make a flutelike sound.


fluting ::: n. Playing on or as if on a flute. flutings. ::: high-fluting. Producing high-pitched, flute-like sounds.

fnese ::: v. i. --> To breathe heavily; to snort. html{color:

foinery ::: n. --> Thrusting with the foil; fencing with the point, as distinguished from broadsword play.

foisty ::: a. --> Fusty; musty. html{color:

fo ::: n. --> The Chinese name of Buddha. html{color:

football ::: n. --> An inflated ball to be kicked in sport, usually made in India rubber, or a bladder incased in Leather.
The game of kicking the football by opposing parties of players between goals.


foppish ::: a. --> Foplike; characteristic of a top in dress or manners; making an ostentatious display of gay clothing; affected in manners.

FORCES. ::: Behind visible events in the world there is always a mass of invisible forces at work unkno^vn to the outward minds of men, and by yoga (by going inward and establishing a cons- cious connection with the Cosmic Self and Force and forces), one can become conscious of these forces, intervene consciously in the play, and to some extent at least determine things in the result of the play.

fourhanded ::: a. --> Having four hands; quadrumanous.
Requiring four "hands" or players; as, a fourhanded game at cards.


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gambols ::: n. 1. Playful skipping or frolicking about. v. 2. Skipping about as in dancing or playing; frolicking. gambolled, gambolling.

genius ::: “Genius is one attempt of the universal Energy to so quicken and intensify our intellectual powers that they shall be prepared for those more puissant, direct and rapid faculties which constitute the play of the supra-intellectual or divine mind. It is not, then, a freak, an inexplicable phenomenon, but a perfectly natural next step in the right line of her [Nature’s] evolution.” The Synthesis of Yoga

GENIUS. ::: Genius is one attempt of the universal Energy to so quicken and intensify our intellectual powers that they shall be prepared for those more puissant, direct and rapid faculties which constitute the play of the supra-intellectual or divine mind.

gods ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The Gods are Brahman representing Itself in cosmic Personalities expressive of the one Godhead who, in their impersonal action, appear as the various play of the principles of Nature.” *The Upanishads

Gods ::: “The Gods are Brahman representing Itself in cosmic Personalities expressive of the one Godhead who, in their impersonal action, appear as the various play of the principles of Nature.” The Upanishads

GOSSIP. ::: When you Indulge in too much talk, loose chat and gossip, social sclf-dispersion, you throw yourself out into a very small and ignorant consciousness in which your vital defects get free play and this is likely to bring you out of what you have developed in your inner consciousness.

grudging ::: displaying or reflecting unwillingness, reluctance; resentfulness, envy.

hatred ::: “Hatred is the sign of a secret attraction that is eager to flee from itself and furious to deny its own existence. That too is God’s play in His creature.” Essays Divine and Human

heroic ::: having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero, such as bravery and courageousness.

hide-and-seek ::: a children"s game in which one player tries to find and catch others who are hiding.

If we regard the Powers of the Reality as so many Godheads, we can say that the Overmind releases a million Godheads into action, each empowered to create its own world, each world capable of relation, communication and interplay with the others. There are in the Veda different formulations of the nature of the Gods: it is said they are all one Existence to which the sages give different names; yet each God is worshipped as if he by himself is that Existence, one who is all the other Gods together or contains them in his being; and yet again each is a separate Deity acting sometimes in unison with companion deities, sometimes separately, sometimes even in apparent opposition to other Godheads of the same Existence. In the Supermind all this would be held together as a harmonised play of the one Existence; in the Overmind each of these three conditions could be a separate action or basis of action and have its own principle of development and consequences and yet each keep the power to combine with the others in a more composite harmony. As with the One Existence, so with its Consciousness and Force. The One Consciousness is separated into many independent forms of consciousness and knowledge; each follows out its own line of truth which it has to realise. The one total and many-sided Real-Idea is split up into its many sides; each becomes an independent Idea-Force with the power to realise itself. The one Consciousness-Force is liberated into its million forces, and each of these forces has the right to fulfil itself or to assume, if needed, a hegemony and take up for its own utility the other forces. So too the Delight of Existence is loosed out into all manner of delights and each can carry in itself its independent fullness or sovereign extreme. Overmind thus gives to the One Existence-Consciousness-Bliss the character of a teeming of infinite possibilities which can be developed into a multitude of worlds or thrown together into one world in which the endlessly variable…

If we would understand the difference of this global Overmind Consciousness from our separative and only imperfectly synthetic mental consciousness, we may come near to it if we compare the strictly mental with what would be an overmental view of activities in our material universe. To the Overmind, for example, all religions would be true as developments of the one eternal religion, all philosophies would be valid each in its own field as a statement of its own universe-view from its own angle, all political theories with their practice would be the legitimate working out of an Idea Force with its right to application and practical development in the play of the energies of Nature. In our separative consciousness, imperfectly visited by glimpses of catholicity and universality, these things exist as opposites; each claims to be the truth and taxes the others with error and falsehood, each feels impelled to refute or destroy the others in order that itself alone may be the Truth and live: at best, each must claim to be superior, admit all others only as inferior truth-expressions. An overmental Intelligence would refuse to entertain this conception or this drift to exclusiveness for a moment; it would allow all to live as necessary to the whole or put each in its place in the whole or assign to each its field of realisation or of endeavour. This is because in us consciousness has come down completely into the divisions of the Ignorance; Truth is no longer either an Infinite or a cosmic whole with many possible formulations, but a rigid affirmation holding any other affirmation to be false because different from itself and entrenched in other limits. Our mental consciousness can indeed arrive in its cognition at a considerable approach towards a total comprehensiveness and catholicity, but to organise that in action and life seems to be beyond its power. Evolutionary Mind, manifest in individuals or collectivities, throws up a multiplicity of divergent viewpoints, divergent lines of action and lets them work themselves out side by side or in collision or in a certain intermixture; it can make selective harmonies, but it cannot arrive at the harmonic control of a true totality. Cosmic Mind must have even in the evolutionary Ignorance, like all totalities, such a harmony, if only of arranged accords and discords; there is too in it an underlying dynamism of oneness: but it carries the completeness of these things in its depths, perhaps in a supermind-overmind substratum, but does not impart it to individual Mind in the evolution, does not bring it or has not yet brought it from the depths to the surface. An Overmind world would be a world of harmony; the world of Ignorance in which we live is a world of disharmony and struggle. …

illumined mind ::: Sri Aurobindo: "This greater Force is that of the Illumined Mind, a Mind no longer of higher Thought, but of spiritual light. Here the clarity of the spiritual intelligence, its tranquil daylight, gives place or subordinates itself to an intense lustre, a splendour and illumination of the Spirit: a play of lightnings of spiritual truth and power breaks from above into the consciousness and adds to the calm and wide enlightenment and the vast descent of peace which characterise or accompany the action of the larger conceptual-spiritual principle, a fiery ardour of realisation and a rapturous ecstasy of knowledge.” *The Life Divine

"The Illumined Mind does not work primarily by thought, but by vision; . . . .” The Life Divine

"As the Higher Mind brings a greater consciousness into the being through the spiritual idea and its power of truth, so the Illumined Mind brings in a still greater consciousness through a Truth-sight and Truth-light and its seeing and seizing power.” The Life Divine*


inconscience ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The Inconscience is an inverse reproduction of the supreme superconscience: it has the same absoluteness of being and automatic action, but in a vast involved trance; it is being lost in itself, plunged in its own abyss of infinity.” *The Life Divine

   "All aspects of the omnipresent Reality have their fundamental truth in the Supreme Existence. Thus even the aspect or power of Inconscience, which seems to be an opposite, a negation of the eternal Reality, yet corresponds to a Truth held in itself by the self-aware and all-conscious Infinite. It is, when we look closely at it, the Infinite"s power of plunging the consciousness into a trance of self-involution, a self-oblivion of the Spirit veiled in its own abysses where nothing is manifest but all inconceivably is and can emerge from that ineffable latency. In the heights of Spirit this state of cosmic or infinite trance-sleep appears to our cognition as a luminous uttermost Superconscience: at the other end of being it offers itself to cognition as the Spirit"s potency of presenting to itself the opposites of its own truths of being, — an abyss of non-existence, a profound Night of inconscience, a fathomless swoon of insensibility from which yet all forms of being, consciousness and delight of existence can manifest themselves, — but they appear in limited terms, in slowly emerging and increasing self-formulations, even in contrary terms of themselves; it is the play of a secret all-being, all-delight, all-knowledge, but it observes the rules of its own self-oblivion, self-opposition, self-limitation until it is ready to surpass it. This is the Inconscience and Ignorance that we see at work in the material universe. It is not a denial, it is one term, one formula of the infinite and eternal Existence.” *The Life Divine

"Once consciousnesses separated from the one consciousness, they fell inevitably into Ignorance and the last result of Ignorance was Inconscience.” Letters on Yoga

*inconscience.



In mental vision the images arc invented by the mind and are partly true, partly a play of possibilities. Or a mental vision like the vital may be only a suggestion, — that is, a formation of some possibility on the menial or vital plane which presents itself to the sadhaka in the hope of being accepted and helped to rcalbe itself.

INNER SIGHT. ::: When one tries to meditate, the first obstacle in the beginning is sleep. When you get over this obstacle, there comes a condition in which, with the eyes closed, you begin to see things, people, scenes of all kinds. It is a good sign and means that you are making progress in yoga. There is, besides the outer physical sight which sees external objects, an inner .sight in us which can see things yet unseen and unknown, things at a distance, things belonging to another place or time or to other worlds.

Inner vision is vivid like actual sight, always precise and contains a truth in it. In mental vision the images are invented by the mind and are partly true, partly a play of possibilities. Or a mental vision like the vital may be only a suggestion,- that is a formation of some possibility on the mental or vital plane which presents itself to the sādhaka in the hope of being accepted and helped to realise itself.


INSTRUMENT. ::: To be able to receive the Divine Power and let it act through you in the things of the outward life, there are three necessary conditions ::: (I) Quietude, equality — not to be disturbed by anything that happens, to keep the mind still and firm, seeing the play of forces, but itself tranquil. (2) Absolute faith — faith that what is for the best will happen, but also that if one can make oneself a true instrument, the fruit will be that which one's will guided by the Divine Light sees as the thing to be done. (3) Receptivity — the power to receive the Divine Force and to feel its presence and the presence of the Mother in it and allow it to work, guiding one’s sight and will and action.

If this power and presence can be felt and this plasticity made the habit of the consciousness in action, — but plasticity to the Divine Force alone without bringing in any foreign clement, — the eventual result is sure.

Conditions to become an instrument of the Divine ::: A receptive silence of the mind, an effacemenl of the mental ego and the reduction of the mental being to the position of a witness, a close find themselves in the Divine. It cannot be done in a spirit of levity or laxity ; the work is too high and difficult, the adverse powers in the lower Nature too ready to take advantage of the least sanction or the smallest opening, the aspiration and tapasya needed too constant and intense.


INTEGRAL YOGA ::: This yoga accepts the value of cosmic existence and holds it to be a reality; its object is to enter into a higher Truth-Consciousness or Divine Supramental Consciousness in which action and creation are the expression not of ignorance and imperfection, but of the Truth, the Light, the Divine Ānanda. But for that, the surrender of the mortal mind, life and body to the Higher Consciousnessis indispensable, since it is too difficult for the mortal human being to pass by its own effort beyond mind to a Supramental Consciousness in which the dynamism is no longer mental but of quite another power. Only those who can accept the call to such a change should enter into this yoga.

Aim of the Integral Yoga ::: It is not merely to rise out of the ordinary ignorant world-consciousness into the divine consciousness, but to bring the supramental power of that divine consciousness down into the ignorance of mind, life and body, to transform them, to manifest the Divine here and create a divine life in Matter.

Conditions of the Integral Yoga ::: This yoga can only be done to the end by those who are in total earnest about it and ready to abolish their little human ego and its demands in order to find themselves in the Divine. It cannot be done in a spirit of levity or laxity; the work is too high and difficult, the adverse powers in the lower Nature too ready to take advantage of the least sanction or the smallest opening, the aspiration and tapasyā needed too constant and intense.

Method in the Integral Yoga ::: To concentrate, preferably in the heart and call the presence and power of the Mother to take up the being and by the workings of her force transform the consciousness. One can concentrate also in the head or between the eye-brows, but for many this is a too difficult opening. When the mind falls quiet and the concentration becomes strong and the aspiration intense, then there is the beginning of experience. The more the faith, the more rapid the result is likely to be. For the rest one must not depend on one’s own efforts only, but succeed in establishing a contact with the Divine and a receptivity to the Mother’s Power and Presence.

Integral method ::: The method we have to pursue is to put our whole conscious being into relation and contact with the Divine and to call Him in to transform Our entire being into His, so that in a sense God Himself, the real Person in us, becomes the sādhaka of the sādhana* as well as the Master of the Yoga by whom the lower personality is used as the centre of a divine transfiguration and the instrument of its own perfection. In effect, the pressure of the Tapas, the force of consciousness in us dwelling in the Idea of the divine Nature upon that which we are in our entirety, produces its own realisation. The divine and all-knowing and all-effecting descends upon the limited and obscure, progressively illumines and energises the whole lower nature and substitutes its own action for all the terms of the inferior human light and mortal activity.

In psychological fact this method translates itself into the progressive surrender of the ego with its whole field and all its apparatus to the Beyond-ego with its vast and incalculable but always inevitable workings. Certainly, this is no short cut or easy sādhana. It requires a colossal faith, an absolute courage and above all an unflinching patience. For it implies three stages of which only the last can be wholly blissful or rapid, - the attempt of the ego to enter into contact with the Divine, the wide, full and therefore laborious preparation of the whole lower Nature by the divine working to receive and become the higher Nature, and the eventual transformation. In fact, however, the divine strength, often unobserved and behind the veil, substitutes itself for the weakness and supports us through all our failings of faith, courage and patience. It” makes the blind to see and the lame to stride over the hills.” The intellect becomes aware of a Law that beneficently insists and a Succour that upholds; the heart speaks of a Master of all things and Friend of man or a universal Mother who upholds through all stumblings. Therefore this path is at once the most difficult imaginable and yet in comparison with the magnitude of its effort and object, the most easy and sure of all.

There are three outstanding features of this action of the higher when it works integrally on the lower nature. In the first place, it does not act according to a fixed system and succession as in the specialised methods of Yoga, but with a sort of free, scattered and yet gradually intensive and purposeful working determined by the temperament of the individual in whom it operates, the helpful materials which his nature offers and the obstacles which it presents to purification and perfection. In a sense, therefore, each man in this path has his own method of Yoga. Yet are there certain broad lines of working common to all which enable us to construct not indeed a routine system, but yet some kind of Shastra or scientific method of the synthetic Yoga.

Secondly, the process, being integral, accepts our nature such as it stands organised by our past evolution and without rejecting anything essential compels all to undergo a divine change. Everything in us is seized by the hands of a mighty Artificer and transformed into a clear image of that which it now seeks confusedly to present. In that ever-progressive experience we begin to perceive how this lower manifestation is constituted and that everything in it, however seemingly deformed or petty or vile, is the more or less distorted or imperfect figure of some elements or action in the harmony of the divine Nature. We begin to understand what the Vedic Rishis meant when they spoke of the human forefathers fashioning the gods as a smith forges the crude material in his smithy.

Thirdly, the divine Power in us uses all life as the means of this integral Yoga. Every experience and outer contact with our world-environment, however trifling or however disastrous, is used for the work, and every inner experience, even to the most repellent suffering or the most humiliating fall, becomes a step on the path to perfection. And we recognise in ourselves with opened eyes the method of God in the world, His purpose of light in the obscure, of might in the weak and fallen, of delight in what is grievous and miserable. We see the divine method to be the same in the lower and in the higher working; only in the one it is pursued tardily and obscurely through the subconscious in Nature, in the other it becomes swift and selfconscious and the instrument confesses the hand of the Master. All life is a Yoga of Nature seeking to manifest God within itself. Yoga marks the stage at which this effort becomes capable of self-awareness and therefore of right completion in the individual. It is a gathering up and concentration of the movements dispersed and loosely combined in the lower evolution.

Key-methods ::: The way to devotion and surrender. It is the psychic movement that brings the constant and pure devotion and the removal of the ego that makes it possible to surrender.

The way to knowledge. Meditation in the head by which there comes the opening above, the quietude or silence of the mind and the descent of peace etc. of the higher consciousness generally till it envelops the being and fills the body and begins to take up all the movements.
Yoga by works ::: Separation of the Purusha from the Prakriti, the inner silent being from the outer active one, so that one has two consciousnesses or a double consciousness, one behind watching and observing and finally controlling and changing the other which is active in front. The other way of beginning the yoga of works is by doing them for the Divine, for the Mother, and not for oneself, consecrating and dedicating them till one concretely feels the Divine Force taking up the activities and doing them for one.

Object of the Integral Yoga is to enter into and be possessed by the Divine Presence and Consciousness, to love the Divine for the Divine’s sake alone, to be tuned in our nature into the nature of the Divine, and in our will and works and life to be the instrument of the Divine.

Principle of the Integral Yoga ::: The whole principle of Integral Yoga is to give oneself entirely to the Divine alone and to nobody else, and to bring down into ourselves by union with the Divine Mother all the transcendent light, power, wideness, peace, purity, truth-consciousness and Ānanda of the Supramental Divine.

Central purpose of the Integral Yoga ::: Transformation of our superficial, narrow and fragmentary human way of thinking, seeing, feeling and being into a deep and wide spiritual consciousness and an integrated inner and outer existence and of our ordinary human living into the divine way of life.

Fundamental realisations of the Integral Yoga ::: The psychic change so that a complete devotion can be the main motive of the heart and the ruler of thought, life and action in constant union with the Mother and in her Presence. The descent of the Peace, Power, Light etc. of the Higher Consciousness through the head and heart into the whole being, occupying the very cells of the body. The perception of the One and Divine infinitely everywhere, the Mother everywhere and living in that infinite consciousness.

Results ::: First, an integral realisation of Divine Being; not only a realisation of the One in its indistinguishable unity, but also in its multitude of aspects which are also necessary to the complete knowledge of it by the relative consciousness; not only realisation of unity in the Self, but of unity in the infinite diversity of activities, worlds and creatures.

Therefore, also, an integral liberation. Not only the freedom born of unbroken contact of the individual being in all its parts with the Divine, sāyujya mukti, by which it becomes free even in its separation, even in the duality; not only the sālokya mukti by which the whole conscious existence dwells in the same status of being as the Divine, in the state of Sachchidananda ; but also the acquisition of the divine nature by the transformation of this lower being into the human image of the divine, sādharmya mukti, and the complete and final release of all, the liberation of the consciousness from the transitory mould of the ego and its unification with the One Being, universal both in the world and the individual and transcendentally one both in the world and beyond all universe.

By this integral realisation and liberation, the perfect harmony of the results of Knowledge, Love and Works. For there is attained the complete release from ego and identification in being with the One in all and beyond all. But since the attaining consciousness is not limited by its attainment, we win also the unity in Beatitude and the harmonised diversity in Love, so that all relations of the play remain possible to us even while we retain on the heights of our being the eternal oneness with the Beloved. And by a similar wideness, being capable of a freedom in spirit that embraces life and does not depend upon withdrawal from life, we are able to become without egoism, bondage or reaction the channel in our mind and body for a divine action poured out freely upon the world.

The divine existence is of the nature not only of freedom, but of purity, beatitude and perfection. In integral purity which shall enable on the one hand the perfect reflection of the divine Being in ourselves and on the other the perfect outpouring of its Truth and Law in us in the terms of life and through the right functioning of the complex instrument we are in our outer parts, is the condition of an integral liberty. Its result is an integral beatitude, in which there becomes possible at once the Ānanda of all that is in the world seen as symbols of the Divine and the Ānanda of that which is not-world. And it prepares the integral perfection of our humanity as a type of the Divine in the conditions of the human manifestation, a perfection founded on a certain free universality of being, of love and joy, of play of knowledge and of play of will in power and will in unegoistic action. This integrality also can be attained by the integral Yoga.

Sādhanā of the Integral Yoga does not proceed through any set mental teaching or prescribed forms of meditation, mantras or others, but by aspiration, by a self-concentration inwards or upwards, by a self-opening to an Influence, to the Divine Power above us and its workings, to the Divine Presence in the heart and by the rejection of all that is foreign to these things. It is only by faith, aspiration and surrender that this self-opening can come.

The yoga does not proceed by upadeśa but by inner influence.

Integral Yoga and Gita ::: The Gita’s Yoga consists in the offering of one’s work as a sacrifice to the Divine, the conquest of desire, egoless and desireless action, bhakti for the Divine, an entering into the cosmic consciousness, the sense of unity with all creatures, oneness with the Divine. This yoga adds the bringing down of the supramental Light and Force (its ultimate aim) and the transformation of the nature.

Our yoga is not identical with the yoga of the Gita although it contains all that is essential in the Gita’s yoga. In our yoga we begin with the idea, the will, the aspiration of the complete surrender; but at the same time we have to reject the lower nature, deliver our consciousness from it, deliver the self involved in the lower nature by the self rising to freedom in the higher nature. If we do not do this double movement, we are in danger of making a tamasic and therefore unreal surrender, making no effort, no tapas and therefore no progress ; or else we make a rajasic surrender not to the Divine but to some self-made false idea or image of the Divine which masks our rajasic ego or something still worse.

Integral Yoga, Gita and Tantra ::: The Gita follows the Vedantic tradition which leans entirely on the Ishvara aspect of the Divine and speaks little of the Divine Mother because its object is to draw back from world-nature and arrive at the supreme realisation beyond it.

The Tantric tradition leans on the Shakti or Ishvari aspect and makes all depend on the Divine Mother because its object is to possess and dominate the world-nature and arrive at the supreme realisation through it.

This yoga insists on both the aspects; the surrender to the Divine Mother is essential, for without it there is no fulfilment of the object of the yoga.

Integral Yoga and Hatha-Raja Yogas ::: For an integral yoga the special methods of Rajayoga and Hathayoga may be useful at times in certain stages of the progress, but are not indispensable. Their principal aims must be included in the integrality of the yoga; but they can be brought about by other means. For the methods of the integral yoga must be mainly spiritual, and dependence on physical methods or fixed psychic or psychophysical processes on a large scale would be the substitution of a lower for a higher action. Integral Yoga and Kundalini Yoga: There is a feeling of waves surging up, mounting to the head, which brings an outer unconsciousness and an inner waking. It is the ascending of the lower consciousness in the ādhāra to meet the greater consciousness above. It is a movement analogous to that on which so much stress is laid in the Tantric process, the awakening of the Kundalini, the Energy coiled up and latent in the body and its mounting through the spinal cord and the centres (cakras) and the Brahmarandhra to meet the Divine above. In our yoga it is not a specialised process, but a spontaneous upnish of the whole lower consciousness sometimes in currents or waves, sometimes in a less concrete motion, and on the other side a descent of the Divine Consciousness and its Force into the body.

Integral Yoga and other Yogas ::: The old yogas reach Sachchidananda through the spiritualised mind and depart into the eternally static oneness of Sachchidananda or rather pure Sat (Existence), absolute and eternal or else a pure Non-exist- ence, absolute and eternal. Ours having realised Sachchidananda in the spiritualised mind plane proceeds to realise it in the Supramcntal plane.

The suprcfhe supra-cosmic Sachchidananda is above all. Supermind may be described as its power of self-awareness and W’orld- awareness, the world being known as within itself and not out- side. So to live consciously in the supreme Sachchidananda one must pass through the Supermind.

Distinction ::: The realisation of Self and of the Cosmic being (without which the realisation of the Self is incomplete) are essential steps in our yoga ; it is the end of other yogas, but it is, as it were, the beginning of outs, that is to say, the point where its own characteristic realisation can commence.

It is new as compared with the old yogas (1) Because it aims not at a departure out of world and life into Heaven and Nir- vana, but at a change of life and existence, not as something subordinate or incidental, but as a distinct and central object.

If there is a descent in other yogas, yet it is only an incident on the way or resulting from the ascent — the ascent is the real thing. Here the ascent is the first step, but it is a means for the descent. It is the descent of the new coosdousness attain- ed by the ascent that is the stamp and seal of the sadhana. Even the Tantra and Vaishnavism end in the release from life ; here the object is the divine fulfilment of life.

(2) Because the object sought after is not an individual achievement of divine realisation for the sake of the individual, but something to be gained for the earth-consciousness here, a cosmic, not solely a supra-cosmic acbievement. The thing to be gained also is the bringing of a Power of consciousness (the Supramental) not yet organised or active directly in earth-nature, even in the spiritual life, but yet to be organised and made directly active.

(3) Because a method has been preconized for achieving this purpose which is as total and integral as the aim set before it, viz., the total and integral change of the consciousness and nature, taking up old methods, but only as a part action and present aid to others that are distinctive.

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

It is these that in the Patanjali system have to be stilled altogether so that the consciousness may be immobile and go into Samadhi.

Our yoga has a different function. The movements of the ordinary consciousness have to be quieted and into the quietude there has to be brought down a higher consciousness and its powers which will transform the nature.


intuition ::: direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process. intuition"s, intuitions, half-intuition.

Sri Aurobindo: "Intuition is a power of consciousness nearer and more intimate to the original knowledge by identity; for it is always something that leaps out direct from a concealed identity. It is when the consciousness of the subject meets with the consciousness in the object, penetrates it and sees, feels or vibrates with the truth of what it contacts, that the intuition leaps out like a spark or lightning-flash from the shock of the meeting; or when the consciousness, even without any such meeting, looks into itself and feels directly and intimately the truth or the truths that are there or so contacts the hidden forces behind appearances, then also there is the outbreak of an intuitive light; or, again, when the consciousness meets the Supreme Reality or the spiritual reality of things and beings and has a contactual union with it, then the spark, the flash or the blaze of intimate truth-perception is lit in its depths. This close perception is more than sight, more than conception: it is the result of a penetrating and revealing touch which carries in it sight and conception as part of itself or as its natural consequence. A concealed or slumbering identity, not yet recovering itself, still remembers or conveys by the intuition its own contents and the intimacy of its self-feeling and self-vision of things, its light of truth, its overwhelming and automatic certitude.” *The Life Divine

   "Intuition is always an edge or ray or outleap of a superior light; it is in us a projecting blade, edge or point of a far-off supermind light entering into and modified by some intermediate truth-mind substance above us and, so modified, again entering into and very much blinded by our ordinary or ignorant mind-substance; but on that higher level to which it is native its light is unmixed and therefore entirely and purely veridical, and its rays are not separated but connected or massed together in a play of waves of what might almost be called in the Sanskrit poetic figure a sea or mass of ``stable lightnings"". When this original or native Intuition begins to descend into us in answer to an ascension of our consciousness to its level or as a result of our finding of a clear way of communication with it, it may continue to come as a play of lightning-flashes, isolated or in constant action; but at this stage the judgment of reason becomes quite inapplicable, it can only act as an observer or registrar understanding or recording the more luminous intimations, judgments and discriminations of the higher power. To complete or verify an isolated intuition or discriminate its nature, its application, its limitations, the receiving consciousness must rely on another completing intuition or be able to call down a massed intuition capable of putting all in place. For once the process of the change has begun, a complete transmutation of the stuff and activities of the mind into the substance, form and power of Intuition is imperative; until then, so long as the process of consciousness depends upon the lower intelligence serving or helping out or using the intuition, the result can only be a survival of the mixed Knowledge-Ignorance uplifted or relieved by a higher light and force acting in its parts of Knowledge.” *The Life Divine

  "I use the word ‘intuition" for want of a better. In truth, it is a makeshift and inadequate to the connotation demanded of it. The same has to be said of the word ‘consciousness" and many others which our poverty compels us to extend illegitimately in their significance.” *The Life Divine - Sri Aurobindo"s footnote.

"For intuition is an edge of light thrust out by the secret Supermind. . . .” The Life Divine

". . . intuition is born of a direct awareness while intellect is an indirect action of a knowledge which constructs itself with difficulty out of the unknown from signs and indications and gathered data.” The Life Divine

"Intuition is above illumined Mind which is simply higher Mind raised to a great luminosity and more open to modified forms of intuition and inspiration.” Letters on Yoga

"Intuition sees the truth of things by a direct inner contact, not like the ordinary mental intelligence by seeking and reaching out for indirect contacts through the senses etc. But the limitation of the Intuition as compared with the supermind is that it sees things by flashes, point by point, not as a whole. Also in coming into the mind it gets mixed with the mental movement and forms a kind of intuitive mind activity which is not the pure truth, but something in between the higher Truth and the mental seeking. It can lead the consciousness through a sort of transitional stage and that is practically its function.” Letters on Yoga


“Intuition is always an edge or ray or outleap of a superior light; it is in us a projecting blade, edge or point of a far-off supermind light entering into and modified by some intermediate truth-mind substance above us and, so modified, again entering into and very much blinded by our ordinary or ignorant mind-substance; but on that higher level to which it is native its light is unmixed and therefore entirely and purely veridical, and its rays are not separated but connected or massed together in a play of waves of what might almost be called in the Sanskrit poetic figure a sea or mass of ``stable lightnings’’. When this original or native Intuition begins to descend into us in answer to an ascension of our consciousness to its level or as a result of our finding of a clear way of communication with it, it may continue to come as a play of lightning-flashes, isolated or in constant action; but at this stage the judgment of reason becomes quite inapplicable, it can only act as an observer or registrar understanding or recording the more luminous intimations, judgments and discriminations of the higher power. To complete or verify an isolated intuition or discriminate its nature, its application, its limitations, the receiving consciousness must rely on another completing intuition or be able to call down a massed intuition capable of putting all in place. For once the process of the change has begun, a complete transmutation of the stuff and activities of the mind into the substance, form and power of Intuition is imperative; until then, so long as the process of consciousness depends upon the lower intelligence serving or helping out or using the intuition, the result can only be a survival of the mixed Knowledge-Ignorance uplifted or relieved by a higher light and force acting in its parts of Knowledge.” The Life Divine

Intuition sees In flashes and combined through a constant play of light — through revelations, inspirations, intuitions, swift dis- criminations.

iridescent ::: displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow.

Jhumur: “I have often wondered if this has anything to do with the passion-play. I feel that. In the root meaning of the word in Latin is there a sense of the word as suffering? In the French you have patir, patir is to suffer. To me it always brings in the holocaust and the coming down of the avatar into the human condition. [Ed. note: ML passiõn—(s. of passiõ) Christ’s sufferings on the cross, any of the Biblical accounts of these. ( late OE passiõn-), special use of LL passiõ suffering, submission, deriv. of L passus , ptp, of patî to suffer, submit.]

Jhumur: “Law is capital, it has to be! It is a very powerful dominating force, a force of resistance, a force of refusal, whatever in us denies the acceptance of light. If this law were not there then there would be an immediate rising into the light and there would be perhaps no play of the manifestation. For a long time there was a kind of a backward pull for each forward attempt so that you would have to work your way up from below and these lower levels have their very strong demands or pulls to resist. Slowly you have to take up all these movements and rise, otherwise the spirit would have risen really without any restriction and that would not have been what the divine intention was, to manifest here in the inconscient, the Divine.”

Jhumur: “Sleeping Vishnu who is at the core of creation, Brahman who is seated on the lotus which comes out of the navel of Vishnu. The Architect has the whole play, the whole perception. He knows what He is building. He is the supreme consciousness in the deepest involution, the sleeping Lord at the core of things.”

Jhumur: “The spirit that has taken birth sometimes does not reach the goal. There is a kind of a witness consciousness that puts a cross against it and you go back to the beginning all over again. It’s like the game snakes and ladders that we used to play as children. You have to go back to the first square and start all over again. You almost reach the goal and then you fall back and have to start all over again.”

Krishna ::: “Krishna is the Eternal’s Personality of Ananda; because [of] him all creation is possible, because of his play, because of his delight, because of his sweetness.” Essays Divine and Human

KRISHNA. ::: The Eternal's Personality of Ananda ; because of him all creation is possible, because of his play, because of hjs delight, because of his sweetness.

"Life [is] not only a play of forces or a mental experience, but a field for the evolution of the concealed spirit.” Letters on Yoga

“Life [is] not only a play of forces or a mental experience, but a field for the evolution of the concealed spirit.” Letters on Yoga

"Life is universal Force working so as to create, energise, maintain and modify, even to the extent of dissolving and reconstructing, substantial forms with mutual play and interchange of an overtly or secretly conscious energy as its fundamental character.” The Life Divine

“Life is universal Force working so as to create, energise, maintain and modify, even to the extent of dissolving and reconstructing, substantial forms with mutual play and interchange of an overtly or secretly conscious energy as its fundamental character.” The Life Divine

"Life then is the dynamic play of a universal Force, a Force in which mental consciousness and nervous vitality are in some form or at least in their principle always inherent and therefore they appear and organise themselves in our world in the forms of Matter.” The Life Divine

“Life then is the dynamic play of a universal Force, a Force in which mental consciousness and nervous vitality are in some form or at least in their principle always inherent and therefore they appear and organise themselves in our world in the forms of Matter.” The Life Divine

lotus (as chakra) ::: Sri Aurobindo: "This arrangement of the psychic body is reproduced in the physical with the spinal column as a rod and the ganglionic centres as the chakras which rise up from the bottom of the column, where the lowest is attached, to the brain and find their summit in the brahmarandhra at the top of the skull. These chakras or lotuses, however, are in physical man closed or only partly open, with the consequence that only such powers and only so much of them are active in him as are sufficient for his ordinary physical life, and so much mind and soul only is at play as will accord with its need. This is the real reason, looked at from the mechanical point of view, why the embodied soul seems so dependent on the bodily and nervous life, — though the dependence is neither so complete nor so real as it seems. The whole energy of the soul is not at play in the physical body and life, the secret powers of mind are not awake in it, the bodily and nervous energies predominate. But all the while the supreme energy is there, asleep; it is said to be coiled up and slumbering like a snake, — therefore it is called the kundalinî sakti, — in the lowest of the chakras, in the mûlâdhâra.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

lyrist ::: 1. Music. One who plays a lyre. 2. A lyric poet.

Madhav: “Mark the words—‘actor Will’. We think our will is our own, but actually our will is only playing out something which has been determined for it by someone or somebody else. This is true not only of our individual will but also of the Cosmic Will. This will now becomes ineffective and comes to a halt.” The Book of the Divine Mother

Madhav: “The whole world is a play and God is the cosmic Player.” The Book of the Divine Mother

manifest ::: v. 1. To show or demonstrate plainly; reveal, display. manifested. adj. 2. Readily noticed or perceived; evident; obvious; apparent; plain; visible. manifesting.

mind, illumined ::: Sri Aurobindo: "This greater Force is that of the Illumined Mind, a Mind no longer of higher Thought, but of spiritual light. Here the clarity of the spiritual intelligence, its tranquil daylight, gives place or subordinates itself to an intense lustre, a splendour and illumination of the Spirit: a play of lightnings of spiritual truth and power breaks from above into the consciousness and adds to the calm and wide enlightenment and the vast descent of peace which characterise or accompany the action of the larger conceptual-spiritual principle, a fiery ardour of realisation and a rapturous ecstasy of knowledge.” *The Life Divine

mind, spiritual ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The spiritual mind is a mind which, in its fullness, is aware of the Self, reflecting the Divine, seeing and understanding the nature of the Self and its relations with the manifestation, living in that or in contact with it, calm, wide and awake to higher knowledge, not perturbed by the play of the forces. When it gets its full liberated movement, its central station is very usually felt above the head, though its influence can extend downward through all the being and outward through space.” Letters on Yoga

"Moreover we see that this cosmic action or any cosmic action is impossible without the play of an infinite Force of Existence which produces and regulates all these forms and movements; and that Force equally presupposes or is the action of an infinite Consciousness, because it is in its nature a cosmic Will determining all relations and apprehending them by its own mode of awareness, and it could not so determine and apprehend them if there were no comprehensive Consciousness behind that mode of cosmic awareness to originate as well as to hold, fix and reflect through it the relations of Being in the developing formation or becoming of itself which we call a universe.” The Life Divine

“Moreover we see that this cosmic action or any cosmic action is impossible without the play of an infinite Force of Existence which produces and regulates all these forms and movements; and that Force equally presupposes or is the action of an infinite Consciousness, because it is in its nature a cosmic Will determining all relations and apprehending them by its own mode of awareness, and it could not so determine and apprehend them if there were no comprehensive Consciousness behind that mode of cosmic awareness to originate as well as to hold, fix and reflect through it the relations of Being in the developing formation or becoming of itself which we call a universe.” The Life Divine

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

Mysteries ::: “It is ‘Mysteries’ with capital M and means ‘mystic symbolic rites’ as in the Orphic and Eleusinian ‘Mysteries’. When written with capital M it does not mean secret mysterious things, but has this sense, e.g. a ‘Mystery play’.” Letters on Savitri

mysteries ::: Sri Aurobindo: "It is ‘Mysteries" with capital M and means ‘mystic symbolic rites" as in the Orphic and Eleusinian ‘Mysteries". When written with capital M it does not mean secret mysterious things, but has this sense, e.g. a ‘Mystery play".” Letters on Savitri **Mystery, Mystery"s.**

Narad ::: “A well-known Rishi and VaishnavaBhakta who moves about in the various worlds playing on a lute and having a special role in bringing about events according to the Divine Will.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names In Sri Aurobindo’s Works

narad ::: "A well-known Rishi and Vaishnava Bhakta who moves about in the various worlds playing on a lute and having a special role in bringing about events according to the Divine Will.” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names In Sri Aurobindo"s Works

No doubt, the Supermind has also acted in the history of the world but always through the Overmind. It is the direct descent of the Supramental Consciousness and Power that alone can utterly re-create life in terms of the Spirit. For, in the Overmind there is already the play of possibilities which marks the beginning of this lower triple world of Mind, Life and Matter in which we have our existence. And whenever there is this play and not the spontaneous and infallible working of the innate Truth of the Spirit, there is the seed of distortion and ignorance. Not that the Overmind is a field of ignorance; but it is the border-line between the Higher and the Lower, for, the play of possibilities, of separate even if not yet divided choice, is likely to lead to deviation from the Truth of things.

Nolini: Chance is like a child at play. That is to say, it laughs and goes about, there is no rule about anything it does; laughter at play. There is no wisdom in its movements. The wisdom is behind and comes out of the irregular movements of Chance. It is not meaningless, there is some knowledge behind.

Nolini: “Usually the first spiritual experience comes as wonder. The birds symbolise the forces at play in this level of Wonder, beings in that consciousness of Wonder.”

on the satisfaction of cgo-dcsire or on the eating up of the fuel it embraces. It is a while flame, not a red one ; but white heat is not inferior to the red variety in its ardour. It is true that the psychic love does not usually get its full play in human rela- tions and human nature ; it finds the fullness of -its fire and ecstasy more easily when it is lifted towards the Divine. In the human relation the psychic love gets mixed up with other ele- ments which seek at once to use it and overshadow it. It gels an outlet for its o^vn full intensities only at rare moments. Other- wise it comes in only as an element, but even so it contributes all the higher things in a love fundamentally vital-— all the finer sweetness, tenderness, fidelity, self-giving, self-sacrifice, rcachings of soul to soul, idealising sublimations that lift up human love beyond itself, come from the psychic. If it could dominate and govern and transmute the other elements, mental, vital, phj-sieal, of human love, then love could be on the earth some reflection or preparation of the real thing, an integral union of the soul and its instruments in a dual life.

orchestra ::: a group of performers on various musical instruments, playing music as symphonies, operas, or other musical compositions. orchestral.

Or else the lower vital mind can try to disturb ; that brings up the ego and passions and their play.

pageantries ::: grand displays; pomp.

parading ::: displaying ostentatiously; showing off; making a parade of.

passion ::: n. 1. Suffering. 2. A powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger. 3. An abandoned display of emotion, especially of anger. 4. Strong sexual desire; lust. 5. Violent anger. 6. The sufferings of Jesus in the period following the Last Supper and including the Crucifixion, as related in the New Testament. passion"s, passions, world-passion. adj. **passioning. v. 7. To be affected by intense emotions such as love, joy, hatred, anger, etc. passions, passioned, passioning, passion-tranced. ::: **

passion-play ::: a dramatic performance, of medieval origin, that represents the events associated with the Passion of Jesus; also transf. See also passion, definition 7.

patience to develop. For instance, the neutral quiet so dissatis- fying to five vital eagerness of the sadhaka is the first step towards the peace that passeth all understanding, the small current or thrill of inner delight the first trickling of the ocean of Ananda, the play of tights or colours the key of the doors of the inner vision and experience, the descent that stifTens the body into a concentrated stillness that first touch of something at the end of which is the presence of the Divine.

piece ::: n. 1. A drama, a play. v. 2. Fig. To join or unite the pieces of. pieced.

playfellows ::: companions at play; playmates.

plaything ::: 1. A toy. 2. One who is used capriciously and selfishly by another. playthings.

pomp ::: 1. Dignified or magnificent display; splendour. Also fig. 2. A procession or pageant. 3. Vain or ostentatious display. pomps.

positive ::: n. 1. An affirmative element or characteristic; reality. adj. 2. Characterized by or displaying certainty, acceptance, or affirmation. 3. Independent of circumstances; absolute or unqualified.

presence ::: 1. The state or fact of being present; current existence or occurrence. 2. A divine, spiritual, or supernatural spirit or influence felt or conceived as present. 3. The immediate proximity of someone or something.

Sri Aurobindo: "It is intended by the word Presence to indicate the sense and perception of the Divine as a Being, felt as present in one"s existence and consciousness or in relation with it, without the necessity of any further qualification or description. Thus, of the ‘ineffable Presence" it can only be said that it is there and nothing more can or need be said about it, although at the same time one knows that all is there, personality and impersonality, Power and Light and Ananda and everything else, and that all these flow from that indescribable Presence. The word may be used sometimes in a less absolute sense, but that is always the fundamental significance, — the essential perception of the essential Presence supporting everything else.” *Letters on Yoga

"Beyond mind on spiritual and supramental levels dwells the Presence, the Truth, the Power, the Bliss that can alone deliver us from these illusions, display the Light of which our ideals are tarnished disguises and impose the harmony that shall at once transfigure and reconcile all the parts of our nature.” Essays Divine and Human

"But if we learn to live within, we infallibly awaken to this presence within us which is our more real self, a presence profound, calm, joyous and puissant of which the world is not the master — a presence which, if it is not the Lord Himself, is the radiation of the Lord within.” *The Life Divine

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

"If we need any personal and inner witness to this indivisible All-Consciousness behind the ignorance, — all Nature is its external proof, — we can get it with any completeness only in our deeper inner being or larger and higher spiritual state when we draw back behind the veil of our own surface ignorance and come into contact with the divine Idea and Will behind it. Then we see clearly enough that what we have done by ourselves in our ignorance was yet overseen and guided in its result by the invisible Omniscience; we discover a greater working behind our ignorant working and begin to glimpse its purpose in us: then only can we see and know what now we worship in faith, recognise wholly the pure and universal Presence, meet the Lord of all being and all Nature.” *The Life Divine

"The presence of the Spirit is there in every living being, on every level, in all things, and because it is there, the experience of Sachchidananda, of the pure spiritual existence and consciousness, of the delight of a divine presence, closeness, contact can be acquired through the mind or the heart or the life-sense or even through the physical consciousness; if the inner doors are flung sufficiently open, the light from the sanctuary can suffuse the nearest and the farthest chambers of the outer being.” *The Life Divine

"There is a secret divine Will, eternal and infinite, omniscient and omnipotent, that expresses itself in the universality and in each particular of all these apparently temporal and finite inconscient or half-conscient things. This is the Power or Presence meant by the Gita when it speaks of the Lord within the heart of all existences who turns all creatures as if mounted on a machine by the illusion of Nature.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

"For what Yoga searches after is not truth of thought alone or truth of mind alone, but the dynamic truth of a living and revealing spiritual experience. There must awake in us a constant indwelling and enveloping nearness, a vivid perception, a close feeling and communion, a concrete sense and contact of a true and infinite Presence always and everywhere. That Presence must remain with us as the living, pervading Reality in which we and all things exist and move and act, and we must feel it always and everywhere, concrete, visible, inhabiting all things; it must be patent to us as their true Self, tangible as their imperishable Essence, met by us closely as their inmost Spirit. To see, to feel, to sense, to contact in every way and not merely to conceive this Self and Spirit here in all existences and to feel with the same vividness all existences in this Self and Spirit, is the fundamental experience which must englobe all other knowledge.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

"One must have faith in the Master of our life and works, even if for a long time He conceals Himself, and then in His own right time He will reveal His Presence.” *Letters on Yoga

"They [the psychic being and the Divine Presence in the heart] are quite different things. The psychic being is one"s own individual soul-being. It is not the Divine, though it has come from the Divine and develops towards the Divine.” *Letters on Yoga

"For it is quietness and inwardness that enable one to feel the Presence.” *Letters on Yoga

"Beyond mind on spiritual and supramental levels dwells the Presence, the Truth, the Power, the Bliss that can alone deliver us from these illusions, display the Light of which our ideals are tarnished disguises and impose the harmony that shall at once transfigure and reconcile all the parts of our nature.” *Essays Divine and Human

The Mother: "For, in human beings, here is a presence, the most marvellous Presence on earth, and except in a few very rare cases which I need not mention here, this presence lies asleep in the heart — not in the physical heart but the psychic centre — of all beings. And when this Splendour is manifested with enough purity, it will awaken in all beings the echo of his Presence.” Words of the Mother, MCW, Vol. 15.


pride ::: 1. An excessively high opinion of oneself; conceit. 2. A sense of one"s own proper dignity or value; self-respect. 3. Display, pomp, or splendour. 4. A feeling of pleasure or satisfaction taken in an achievement, possession, or association. 5. Mettle or spirit in horses.

proceed on its way as an independent divine being with its own play in the world. All the Gods can put forth such emanations from their being, identified with them in essence of conscious- ness and power though not commensurate.

promenade ::: a stroll or walk, esp. in a public place, as for pleasure or display.

PURVSA. ::: An essential bdng supporting the play of Prafcriti conscious Soul.

red ::: Jhumur: “In general it is the play of the vital forces. Mother always uses red as a symbol of the physical, the colour of blood, the early stage of the developing

rent regard for the other members of the great series. Thus, if we regard the vital or the subtle physical plane, we see great ranges of it, (most of it), existing in themselves, without any relation with the material world and with no movement to affect or influence it, still less to precipitate a corresponding manifes- tation in the physical formula. At most we can say that the existence of anything in the vital, subtle physical or any other plane creates a possibility for a corresponding movement of manifestation in the physical world. But something more is needed to turn that static or latent possibility into a dynamic potentiality or an actual urge towards a material creation. That something may be a call from the material plane, e.g., some force or some one on the physical existence entering into touch with a supraphysical power or world or part of it and moved to bring it down into the earth-life. Or it may be an impulse in the vital or other plane itself, e.g., a vital being moved to extend his action towards the earth and establish there a kingdom for himself or the play of the forces for which he stands in his own domain.

role ::: 1. The part played by a person in a particular life. 2. Proper or customary function. roles.

scene ::: 1. The place where an action or event occurs. 2. A view or picture presented to the eye (or to the mind) of a place, concourse, incident, series of actions or events, assemblage of objects, etc. 3. The place in which the action of a play, movie, or other narrative occurs; a setting. 4. A subdivision of an act of a play marked by the entrance or departure of one or more actors. 5. An action, episode, complication of events, or situation, in real life. 6. Fig. A view or prospect of something to come. scenes, scene-shifters, earth-scene, earth-scene"s, life-scene, soul-scene, world-scene.

script ::: 1. A kind of writing, a system of alphabetical or other written characters. 2. Handwriting, esp. cursive writing, the characters used in hand-writing (as distinguished from print). 3. A manuscript or document. 4. A manuscript or written text of a play, motion picture, etc. scripts.

Self, reflecting the Divine, seeing and understanding the nature of the Self and its relations with the manifestation, living in that or in contact with it, calm, wide and awake to higher knowledge, noi'perturbcd by the play of the forces. When it gcu its full

self-revealing ::: displaying, exhibiting, or disclosing one"s inner feelings, thoughts, etc.; esp. the inner nature, qualities aspects, etc. of the self.

SHAKING OF THE HEAD. ::: -When the pressure ol the Force works upon the consciousness, then in the plane on which it happens to be working, a great activity of different forces is set in play, e.g. if it is the mind, various mental forces, if it is the vital, various vital forces. It is not safe to take all these for true things, to be accepted without question. If the head shook for a long time, it is a sign that the mind or at best the mental physical was not able yet to receive all the force and assimilate it.

sign ::: n. 1. An act or gesture used to convey an idea, a desire, information, or a command. 2. Any object, action, event, pattern, etc., that conveys a meaning. 3. A mark used to mean something; a symbol that sets something apart from others of its kind. 4. Something that indicates or acts as a token of a fact, condition, etc., that is not immediately or outwardly observable. 5. A signal. 6. A conventional figure or device that stands for a word, phrase, or operation; a symbol, as in mathematics or in musical notation. 7. A displayed structure such as a banner bearing lettering or symbols. 8. An act or significant event that is experienced as indication of divine intervention. 9. A portent of things to come. Sign, sign"s, signs, signless, sign-burdened, flame-signs. v. 10. To affix one"s signature to. 11. To indicate by or as if by a sign; betoken. signs, signed, signing.

skilful ::: possessing or displaying accomplishment or skill; adroit, adept.

softness ::: 1. Mildness and gentleness. 2. A display of gentleness, mildness and even-temperedness.

sparkle ::: a glittering appearance, lustre or play of light.

spectacle ::: a public display or performance, esp. a showy or ceremonial one.

splendour ::: 1. Great light or lustre; brilliance. 2. Of a quality that outshines the usual; grand, imposing. 3. Magnificent appearance or display. Splendour, splendour"s, splendours, splendour-peaks, splendour-stream, splendour-trance.

sport ::: n. 1. An active pastime; recreation. 2. Something that is tossed about by the wind. Also fig. **sports. v. 3. To play, frolic or gambol. 4. To amuse oneself with some pleasant pastime or recreation. sports, sported, sporting.**

Sri Aurobindo: "But if the individual is a persistent reality, an eternal portion or power of the Eternal, if his growth of consciousness is the means by which the Spirit in things discloses its being, the cosmos reveals itself as a conditioned manifestation of the play of the eternal One in the being of Sachchidananda with the eternal Many.” *The Life Divine

Sri Aurobindo: "Destruction in itself is neither good nor evil. It is a fact of Nature, a necessity in the play of forces, as things are in this world. The Light destroys the Darkness and the Powers of Darkness, and that is not a movement of Ignorance!” *Letters on Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "Genius is one attempt of the universal Energy to so quicken and intensify our intellectual powers that they shall be prepared for those more puissant, direct and rapid faculties which constitute the play of the supra-intellectual or divine mind. It is not, then, a freak, an inexplicable phenomenon, but a perfectly natural next step in the right line of her [Nature"s] evolution.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "Hatred is the sign of a secret attraction that is eager to flee from itself and furious to deny its own existence. That too is God"s play in His creature.” *Essays Divine and Human

Sri Aurobindo: " Karma is nothing but the will of the Spirit in action, consequence nothing but the creation of will. What is in the will of being, expresses itself in karma and consequence. When the will is limited in mind, karma appears as a bondage and a limitation, consequence as a reaction or an imposition. But when the will of the being is infinite in the spirit, karma and consequence become instead the joy of the creative spirit, the construction of the eternal mechanist, the word and drama of the eternal poet, the harmony of the eternal musician, the play of the eternal child.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "Krishna is the Eternal"s Personality of Ananda; because [of] him all creation is possible, because of his play, because of his delight, because of his sweetness.” *Essays Divine and Human

Sri Aurobindo: “Krishna is the Eternal’s Personality of Ananda; because [of] him all creation is possible, because of his play, because of his delight, because of his sweetness.” Essays Divine and Human

Sri Aurobindo: "The cosmic consciousness is that of the universe, of the cosmic spirit and cosmic Nature with all the beings and forces within it. All that is as much conscious as a whole as the individual separately is, though in a different way. The consciousness of the individual is part of this, but a part feeling itself as a separate being. Yet all the time most of what he is comes into him from the cosmic consciousness. But there is a wall of separative ignorance between. Once it breaks down he becomes aware of the cosmic Self, of the consciousness of the cosmic Nature, of the forces playing in it, etc. He feels all that as he now feels physical things and impacts. He finds it all to be one with his larger or universal self.” *Letters on Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "Vitality means life-force — wherever there is life, in plant or animal or man, there is life-force — without the vital there can be no life in matter and no living action. The vital is a necessary force and nothing can be done or created in the bodily existence, if the vital is not there as an instrument.” *Letters on Yoga

  "The vital proper is the life-force acting in its own nature, impulses, emotions, feelings, desires, ambitions, etc., having as their highest centre what we may call the outer heart of emotion, while there is an inner heart where are the higher or psychic feelings and sensibilities, the emotions or intuitive yearnings and impulses of the soul. The vital part of us is, of course, necessary to our completeness, but it is a true instrument only when its feelings and tendencies have been purified by the psychic touch and taken up and governed by the spiritual light and power.” *Letters on Yoga

". . . the vital is the Life-nature made up of desires, sensations, feelings, passions, energies of action, will of desire, reactions of the desire-soul in man and of all that play of possessive and other related instincts, anger, fear, greed, lust, etc., that belong to this field of the nature. Letters on Yoga

The Mother: "The vital is the dynamism of action. It is the seat of the will, of impulses, desires, revolts, etc.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15*.


Sri Aurobindo: "Weakness puts the same test and question to the strengths and energies and greatnesses in which we glory. Power is the play of life, shows its degree, finds the value of its expression; weakness is the play of death pursuing life in its movement and stressing the limit of its acquired energy.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

start ::: n. 1. A beginning of an action, journey, series of events, etc. 2. An initial but often transient display of energy at the onset of an activity. 3. A sudden involuntary jerking movement of the body. starts. v. 4. To begin or set out, as on a journey or activity. 5. To appear or come suddenly into action, life, view, etc.; rise or issue suddenly forth. starts, started, starting.

state ::: 1. The condition of a person or thing, as with respect to circumstances or attributes. 2. One of the more or less internally autonomous territorial and political units composing a federation under a sovereign government. 3. A costly display of ceremony and pomp. states, State, States, God-state, buffer state.

struck ::: pt. and Pp. of Strike. 1. Produced (music, a sound, note) by touching a string or playing upon an instrument; sounded (a particular note). 2. Proceeded or advanced, esp. in a new direction. 3. Produced or sent down roots (of a plant). struck out.** Produced or elicited as by a blow or stroke.

" Suffering is not inflicted as a punishment for sin or for hostility — that is a wrong idea. Suffering comes like pleasure and good fortune as an inevitable part of life in the ignorance. The dualities of pleasure and pain, joy and grief, good fortune and ill-fortune are the inevitable results of the ignorance which separates us from our true consciousness and from the Divine. Only by coming back to it can we get rid of suffering. Karma from the past lives exists, much of what happens is due to it, but not all. For we can mend our karma by our own consciousness and efforts. But the suffering is simply a natural consequence of past errors, not a punishment, just as a burn is the natural consequence of playing with fire. It is part of the experience by which the soul through its instruments learns and grows until it is ready to turn to the Divine.” Letters on Yoga

“ Suffering is not inflicted as a punishment for sin or for hostility—that is a wrong idea. Suffering comes like pleasure and good fortune as an inevitable part of life in the ignorance. The dualities of pleasure and pain, joy and grief, good fortune and ill-fortune are the inevitable results of the ignorance which separates us from our true consciousness and from the Divine. Only by coming back to it can we get rid of suffering. Karma from the past lives exists, much of what happens is due to it, but not all. For we can mend our karma by our own consciousness and efforts. But the suffering is simply a natural consequence of past errors, not a punishment, just as a burn is the natural consequence of playing with fire. It is part of the experience by which the soul through its instruments learns and grows until it is ready to turn to the Divine.” Letters on Yoga

supernumerary ::: a person who appears in a play or film without speaking lines or as part of a crowd; a walk-on; an extra.

supine ::: 1. Lying on the back or having the face upward. 2. Displaying no interest or animation; lethargic.

Tehmi: “The Latin word persona means a mask; therefore the dramatis persona at the beginning of plays were the masks which the actors would wear.

:::   "The ancient Vedanta presents us with . . . the conception and experience of Brahman as the one universal and essential fact and of the nature of Brahman as Sachchidananda [Existence, Consciousness, Bliss]. In this view the essence of all life is the movement of a universal and immortal existence, the essence of all sensation and emotion is the play of a universal and self-existent delight in being, the essence of all thought and perception is the radiation of a universal and all-pervading truth, the essence of all activity is the progression of a universal and self-effecting good.” The Life Divine

“The ancient Vedanta presents us with . . . the conception and experience of Brahman as the one universal and essential fact and of the nature of Brahman as Sachchidananda [Existence, Consciousness, Bliss]. In this view the essence of all life is the movement of a universal and immortal existence, the essence of all sensation and emotion is the play of a universal and self-existent delight in being, the essence of all thought and perception is the radiation of a universal and all-pervading truth, the essence of all activity is the progression of a universal and self-effecting good.” The Life Divine

"The Atheist is God playing at hide & seek with Himself; . . . .” Essays Divine and Human*

“The Atheist is God playing at hide & seek with Himself; …” Essays Divine and Human

“the basic syllable OM, which is the foundation of all the perfect creative sounds of the revealed word; OM is the one universal formulation of the energy of sound and speech, that which contains and sums up, synthesises and releases, all the spiritual power and all the potentiality of Vak (speech, the goddess Speech) and Shabda (sound, vibration, word). The mantra of the divine consciousness brings its light of revelation, the Mantra of the divine Power, its will of effectuation, the Mantra of the divine Ananda is equal fulfilment of the spiritual delight of existence. All word and thought are an outflowing of he great OM,—OM, the Word, the Eternal Manifest in the forms of sensible objects; manifest in that conscious play of creative self-conception of which forms and objects are the figures, manifest behind in the self-gathered superconscient power of the Infinite, OM is the sovereign source, seed, womb of thing and idea, form and name—it is itself, integrally, the supreme Intangible, the original Unity, the timeless Mystery self—existent above all manifestation in supernal being.” SABCL Volume 13—Page 315

"the basic syllable OM, which is the foundation of all the perfect creative sounds of the revealed word; OM is the one universal formulation of the energy of sound and speech, that which contains and sums up, synthesises and releases, all the spiritual power and all the potentiality of Vak (speech, the goddess Speech) and Shabda (sound, vibration, word). The mantra of the divine consciousness brings its light of revelation, the Mantra of the divine Power, its will of effectuation, the Mantra of the divine Ananda is equal fulfilment of the spiritual delight of existence. All word and thought are an outflowing of he great OM, - OM, the Word, the Eternal Manifest in the forms of sensible objects; manifest in that conscious play of creative self-conception of which forms and objects are the figures, manifest behind in the self-gathered superconscient power of the Infinite, OM is the sovereign source, seed, womb of thing and idea, form and name – it is itself, integrally, the supreme Intangible, the original Unity, the timeless Mystery self- existent above all manifestation in supernal being.” SABCL Volume 13 – Page 315*

“The Chhandogya,… is to be a work in the right and perfect way of devoting oneself to the Brahman; its subject is the Brahman, but the Brahman as symbolised in the OM, the sacred syllable of the Veda, not therefore, the pure state of existence only, but that existence in all its parts… OM is the symbol and the thing symbolised.”the basic syllable OM, which is the foundation of all the perfect creative sounds of the revealed word; OM is the one universal formulation of the energy of sound and speech, that which contains and sums up, synthesises and releases, all the spiritual power and all the potentiality of Vak (speech, the goddess Speech) and Shabda (sound, vibration, word). The mantra of the divine consciousness brings its light of revelation, the Mantra of the divine Power, its will of effectuation, the Mantra of the divine Ananda is equal fulfilment of the spiritual delight of existence. All word and thought are an outflowing of he great OM,—OM, the Word, the Eternal Manifest in the forms of sensible objects; manifest in that conscious play of creative self-conception of which forms and objects are the figures, manifest behind in the self-gathered superconscient power of the Infinite, OM is the sovereign source, seed, womb of thing and idea, form and name—it is itself, integrally, the supreme Intangible, the original Unity, the timeless Mystery self—existent above all manifestation in supernal being.” SABCL Volume 13—Page 315

"The cosmic consciousness is that in which the limits of ego, personal mind and body disappear and one becomes aware of a cosmic vastness which is or filled by a cosmic spirit and aware also of the direct play of cosmic forces, universal mind forces, universal life forces, universal energies of Matter, universal overmind forces. But one does not become aware of all these together; the opening of the cosmic consciousness is usually progressive. It is not that the ego, the body, the personal mind disappear, but one feels them as only a small part of oneself. One begins to feel others too as part of oneself or varied repetitions of oneself, the same self modified by Nature in other bodies. Or, at the least, as living in the larger universal self which is henceforth one"s own greater reality. All things in fact begin to change their nature and appearance; one"s whole experience of the world is radically different from that of those who are shut up in their personal selves. One begins to know things by a different kind of experience, more direct, not depending on the external mind and the senses. It is not that the possibility of error disappears, for that cannot be so long as mind of any kind is one"s instrument for transcribing knowledge, but there is a new, vast and deep way of experiencing, seeing, knowing, contacting things; and the confines of knowledge can be rolled back to an almost unmeasurable degree. The thing one has to be on guard against in the cosmic consciousness is the play of a magnified ego, the vaster attacks of the hostile forces — for they too are part of the cosmic consciousness — and the attempt of the cosmic Illusion (Ignorance, Avidya) to prevent the growth of the soul into the cosmic Truth. These are things that one has to learn from experience; mental teaching or explanation is quite insufficient. To enter safely into the cosmic consciousness and to pass safely through it, it is necessary to have a strong central unegoistic sincerity and to have the psychic being, with its divination of truth and unfaltering orientation towards the Divine, already in front in ::: —the nature.” Letters on Yoga*

“The cosmic consciousness is that in which the limits of ego, personal mind and body disappear and one becomes aware of a cosmic vastness which is or filled by a cosmic spirit and aware also of the direct play of cosmic forces, universal mind forces, universal life forces, universal energies of Matter, universal overmind forces. But one does not become aware of all these together; the opening of the cosmic consciousness is usually progressive. It is not that the ego, the body, the personal mind disappear, but one feels them as only a small part of oneself. One begins to feel others too as part of oneself or varied repetitions of oneself, the same self modified by Nature in other bodies. Or, at the least, as living in the larger universal self which is henceforth one’s own greater reality. All things in fact begin to change their nature and appearance; one’s whole experience of the world is radically different from that of those who are shut up in their personal selves. One begins to know things by a different kind of experience, more direct, not depending on the external mind and the senses. It is not that the possibility of error disappears, for that cannot be so long as mind of any kind is one’s instrument for transcribing knowledge, but there is a new, vast and deep way of experiencing, seeing, knowing, contacting things; and the confines of knowledge can be rolled back to an almost unmeasurable degree. The thing one has to be on guard against in the cosmic consciousness is the play of a magnified ego, the vaster attacks of the hostile forces—for they too are part of the cosmic consciousness—and the attempt of the cosmic Illusion (Ignorance, Avidya) to prevent the growth of the soul into the cosmic Truth. These are things that one has to learn from experience; mental teaching or explanation is quite insufficient. To enter safely into the cosmic consciousness and to pass safely through it, it is necessary to have a strong central unegoistic sincerity and to have the psychic being, with its divination of truth and unfaltering orientation towards the Divine, already in front in—the nature.” Letters on Yoga

“The cosmic consciousness is that of the universe, of the cosmic spirit and cosmic Nature with all the beings and forces within it. All that is as much conscious as a whole as the individual separately is, though in a different way. The consciousness of the individual is part of this, but a part feeling itself as a separate being. Yet all the time most of what he is comes into him from the cosmic consciousness. But there is a wall of separative ignorance between. Once it breaks down he becomes aware of the cosmic Self, of the consciousness of the cosmic Nature, of the forces playing in it, etc. He feels all that as he now feels physical things and impacts. He finds it all to be one with his larger or universal self.” Letters on Yoga

"The Cosmic Will is not, to our ordinary consciousness, something that acts as an independent power doing whatever it chooses; it works through all these beings, through the forces at play in the world and the law of these forces and their results — it is only when we open ourselves and get out of the ordinary consciousness that we can feel it intervening as an independent power and overriding the ordinary play of the forces." Letters on Yoga

“The Cosmic Will is not, to our ordinary consciousness, something that acts as an independent power doing whatever it chooses; it works through all these beings, through the forces at play in the world and the law of these forces and their results—it is only when we open ourselves and get out of the ordinary consciousness that we can feel it intervening as an independent power and overriding the ordinary play of the forces.” Letters on Yoga

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

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

The ideal sadhaka in this kind is one who if required to live poorly can so live and no sense of want will affect him or inter- fere with the full inner play of the divine consciousaess, and If he is required to live richly, can so live and never for a moment fall into desire or attachment to his wealth or to the tbmss that he uses or servitude to self-indulgence or a weak bondage to the habits that the possession of ricBes creates.

“The Ishwari Shakti, divine Conscious-Force and World-Mother, becomes a mediatrix between the eternal One and the manifested Many. On one side, by the play of the energies which she brings from the One, she manifests the multiple Divine in the universe, involving and evolving its endless appearances out of her revealing substance; on the other, by the reascending current of the same energies she leads back all towards That from which they have issued so that the soul in its evolutionary manifestation may more and more return towards the Divinity there or here put on its divine character.” The Synthesis of Yoga

The last stage of this perfection will come when you are com* pletely identified with the Divine Mother and feel yourself to be no longer another and separate being, hstwmeM, sen'ani or worker but truly a child and eternal portion of her conscious- ness and force. Always she will be in you and you in her ; it will be your constant, simple and natural experience that all your thought and seeing and action, your very breathing or moving come from her and are here. You will know and see and feel that you are a person and power formed by her out of herself, put out from her for the play and yet always safe in her, being of her being, consciousness of her consciousness, force of her force, ananda of her Ananda. When this condition is entire and her supramental energies can freely move you then you will be perfect in divine works; knowledge, will, action will become sure, simple, luminous, spontaneous, flawless, an outflow from the Supreme, a divine movement of the Eternal.

The more intense the experiences that come, the higher the forces that descend, the greater become the possibilities of deviation and error. For the very intensity and the very height of the force excites and aggrandises the movements of the lower nature and raises up in it all opposing elements in their full force, but often in the dbguisc of truth, wearing a mask of plausible justification. There is needed a great patience, calm, sobriety, balance, an impersonal dciachmcnx and sincerity free from all taint of ego or personal human desire. There must be no attachment to any idea of one’s owm, to any experience, to any kind of imagination, mental building or vital demand ::: the light of discrimination must alx^i'ays play to detect those

The more intimate Yo^a of Bhakti resolves itself simply into these four movements, tlic desire of the Soul when it turns towards God and the straining of its emotion towards him, the pain of love and the divine return of love, the delight of love possessed and the play of that delight, and the eternal enjoy- ment of the divine Lover which is the heart of celestial bliss.

The Mother: “Krishna represents both the universal Godhead and the immanent Godhead, he whom one can meet within one’s being and in all that constitutes the manifested world. And do you want to know why he is always represented as a child? It is because he is in constant progression. To the extent that the world is perfected, his play is also perfected—what was the play of yesterday will no longer be the play of tomorrow; his play will become more and more harmonious, benign and joyful to the extent that the world becomes capable of responding to it and enjoying it with the Divine.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.

:::   "Then too we can see that even in the play of the forces and in spite of their distortions the Cosmic Will is working towards the eventual realisation of the Will of the Transcendent Divine.” *Letters on Yoga

“Then too we can see that even in the play of the forces and in spite of their distortions the Cosmic Will is working towards the eventual realisation of the Will of the Transcendent Divine.” Letters on Yoga

". . . the proper function of the thought-mind is to observe, understand, judge with a dispassionate delight in knowledge and open itself to messages and illuminations playing upon all that it observes and upon all that is yet hidden from it but must progressively be revealed, messages and illuminations that secretly flash down to us from the divine Oracle concealed in light above our mentality whether they seem to descend through the intuitive mind or arise from the seeing heart.” The Synthesis of Yoga*

“… the proper function of the thought-mind is to observe, understand, judge with a dispassionate delight in knowledge and open itself to messages and illuminations playing upon all that it observes and upon all that is yet hidden from it but must progressively be revealed, messages and illuminations that secretly flash down to us from the divine Oracle concealed in light above our mentality whether they seem to descend through the intuitive mind or arise from the seeing heart.” The Synthesis of Yoga

There are special forces of the Light and there is a play of them according to needs. It can pour into the body, make every cell luminous, fix itself and surround on all sides in one luminous mass of Light.

There are two classes of thmgs that happen in yoga, realisa- tions and experiences. Realisations are the reception in the cons- ciousness and the establishment there of the fundamental truths of the Divine, of the Higher or Divine Nature, of the world- consciousness and the play of its forces, of one’s own self and real nature and the inner nature of things, the power of these things growing in one till they arc part of one’s inner life and existence, — as for instance, the realisation of the Divine Pre- sence, the Descent and settling of the higher Peace, Light, Force,

There is an intuWon of Time which is not of the mind and when it plays is always accurate to the very minute and if need be to the very second.

“The spiritual mind is a mind which, in its fullness, is aware of the Self, reflecting the Divine, seeing and understanding the nature of the Self and its relations with the manifestation, living in that or in contact with it, calm, wide and awake to higher knowledge, not perturbed by the play of the forces. When it gets its full liberated movement, its central station is very usually felt above the head, though its influence can extend downward through all the being and outward through space.” Letters on Yoga

"The universe is not merely a mathematical formula for working out the relation of certain mental abstractions called numbers and principles to arrive in the end at a zero or a void unit, neither is it merely a physical operation embodying a certain equation of forces. It is the delight of a Self-lover, the play of a Child, the endless self-multiplication of a Poet intoxicated with the rapture of His own power of endless creation.” The Supramental Manifestation

“The universe is not merely a mathematical formula for working out the relation of certain mental abstractions called numbers and principles to arrive in the end at a zero or a void unit, neither is it merely a physical operation embodying a certain equation of forces. It is the delight of a Self-lover, the play of a Child, the endless self-multiplication of a Poet intoxicated with the rapture of His own power of endless creation.” The Supramental Manifestation

“… the vital is the Life-nature made up of desires, sensations, feelings, passions, energies of action, will of desire, reactions of the desire-soul in man and of all that play of possessive and other related instincts, anger, fear, greed, lust, etc., that belong to this field of the nature. Letters on Yoga

"The whole energy of the soul is not at play in the physical body and life, the secret powers of mind are not awake in it, the bodily and nervous energies predominate. But all the while the supreme energy is there, asleep; it is said to be coiled up and slumbering like a snake, — therefore it is called the kundalinî sakti, — in the lowest of the chakras, in the mûlâdhâra. When by Pranayama the division between the upper and lower prana currents in the body is dissolved, this Kundalini is struck and awakened, it uncoils itself and begins to rise upward like a fiery serpent breaking open each lotus as it ascends until the Shakti meets the Purusha in the brahmarandhra in a deep samadhi of union.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“The whole energy of the soul is not at play in the physical body and life, the secret powers of mind are not awake in it, the bodily and nervous energies predominate. But all the while the supreme energy is there, asleep; it is said to be coiled up and slumbering like a snake,—therefore it is called the kundalinî sakti,—in the lowest of the chakras, in the mûlâdhâra. When by Pranayama the division between the upper and lower prana currents in the body is dissolved, this Kundalini is struck and awakened, it uncoils itself and begins to rise upward like a fiery serpent breaking open each lotus as it ascends until the Shakti meets the Purusha in the brahmarandhra in a deep samadhi of union.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“This arrangement of the psychic body is reproduced in the physical with the spinal column as a rod and the ganglionic centres as the chakras which rise up from the bottom of the column, where the lowest is attached, to the brain and find their summit in the brahmarandhra at the top of the skull. These chakras or lotuses, however, are in physical man closed or only partly open, with the consequence that only such powers and only so much of them are active in him as are sufficient for his ordinary physical life, and so much mind and soul only is at play as will accord with its need. This is the real reason, looked at from the mechanical point of view, why the embodied soul seems so dependent on the bodily and nervous life,—though the dependence is neither so complete nor so real as it seems. The whole energy of the soul is not at play in the physical body and life, the secret powers of mind are not awake in it, the bodily and nervous energies predominate. But all the while the supreme energy is there, asleep; it is said to be coiled up and slumbering like a snake,—therefore it is called the kundalinî sakti,—in the lowest of the chakras, in the mûlâdhâra.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“This greater Force is that of the Illumined Mind, a Mind no longer of higher Thought, but of spiritual light. Here the clarity of the spiritual intelligence, its tranquil daylight, gives place or subordinates itself to an intense lustre, a splendour and illumination of the Spirit: a play of lightnings of spiritual truth and power breaks from above into the consciousness and adds to the calm and wide enlightenment and the vast descent of peace which characterise or accompany the action of the larger conceptual-spiritual principle, a fiery ardour of realisation and a rapturous ecstasy of knowledge.” The Life Divine

triune Infinite ::: Sri Aurobindo: "We do not seek to excise from our being all consciousness of the universe, but to realise God, Truth and Self in the universe as well as transcendent of it. We shall seek therefore not only the Ineffable, but also His manifestation as infinite being, consciousness and bliss embracing the universe and at play in it. For that triune infinity is His supreme manifestation and that we shall aspire to know, to share in and to become; and since we seek to realise this Trinity not only in itself but in its cosmic play, we shall aspire also to knowledge of and participation in the universal divine Truth, Knowledge, Will, Love which are His secondary manifestation, His divine becoming. With this too we shall aspire to identify ourselves, towards this too we shall strive to rise and, when the period of effort is passed, allow it by our renunciation of all egoism to draw us up into itself in our being and to descend into us and embrace us in all our becoming.” The Synthesis of Yoga

Two things render that culmination more facile than it would otherwise be. Overmind in the descent towards material creation has originated modifications of itself,—Intuition especially with its penetrative lightning flashes of truth lighting up local points and stretches of country in our consciousness,—which can bring the concealed truth of things nearer to our comprehension, and, by opening ourselves more widely first in the inner being and then as a result in the outer surface self also to the messages of these higher ranges of consciousness, by growing into them, we can become ourselves also intuitive and overmental beings, not limited by the intellect and sense, but capable of a more universal comprehension and a direct touch of truth in its very self and body. In fact flashes of enlightenment from these higher ranges already come to us, but this intervention is mostly fragmentary, casual or partial; we have still to begin to enlarge ourselves into their likeness and organise in us the greater Truth activities of which we are potentially capable. But, secondly, Overmind, Intuition, even Supermind not only must be, as we have seen, principles inherent and involved in the Inconscience from which we arise in the evolution and inevitably destined to evolve, but are secretly present, occult actively with flashes of intuitive emergence in the cosmic activity of Mind, Life and Matter. It is true that their action is concealed and, even when they emerge, it is modified by the medium, material, vital, mental in which they work and not easily recognisable. Supermind cannot manifest itself as the Creator Power in the universe from the beginning, for if it did, the Ignorance and Inconscience would be impossible or else the slow evolution necessary would change into a rapid transformation scene. Yet at every step of the material energy we can see the stamp of inevitability given by a supramental creator, in all the development of life and mind the play of the lines of possibility and their combination which is the stamp of Overmind intervention. As Life and Mind have been released in Matter, so too must in their time these greater powers of the concealed Godhead emerge from the involution and their supreme Light descend into us from above. …

\vbich merely expresses the vital stuff without subjecting it to any play of intelligence. It is through this mental vital that the vital passions, impulses, desires rise up and get into the Buddhi and either cloud or distort it.

weakness ::: “Weakness puts the same test and question to the strengths and energies and greatnesses in which we glory. Power is the play of life, shows its degree, finds the value of its expression; weakness is the play of death pursuing life in its movement and stressing the limit of its acquired energy.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

wear ::: 1. To carry or have on the person as covering, adornment, or protection. Also fig. 2. To bear, display or have in one"s aspect or appearance. 3. To carry or have habitually on the person, especially as an aid. 4. To cause to weaken, diminish, or disappear gradually. 5. To bear in one"s heart or mind as a thought, a feeling, an attribute etc. wears, wearing.

wearer ("s) ::: a person who wears or carries or displays something as a body covering or accessory. Also fig.

“We do not seek to excise from our being all consciousness of the universe, but to realise God, Truth and Self in the universe as well as transcendent of it. We shall seek therefore not only the Ineffable, but also His manifestation as infinite being, consciousness and bliss embracing the universe and at play in it. For that triune infinity is His supreme manifestation and that we shall aspire to know, to share in and to become; and since we seek to realise this Trinity not only in itself but in its cosmic play, we shall aspire also to knowledge of and participation in the universal divine Truth, Knowledge, Will, Love which are His secondary manifestation, His divine becoming. With this too we shall aspire to identify ourselves, towards this too we shall strive to rise and, when the period of effort is passed, allow it by our renunciation of all egoism to draw us up into itself in our being and to descend into us and embrace us in all our becoming.” The Synthesis of Yoga

"What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga*

“What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

"What we call Chance is a play of the possibilities of the Infinite; . . . .” Essays Divine and Human*

“What we call Chance is a play of the possibilities of the Infinite; …” Essays Divine and Human

"When we study this Life as it manifests itself upon earth with Matter as its basis, we observe that essentially it is a form of the one cosmic Energy, a dynamic movement or current of it positive and negative, a constant act or play of the Force which builds up forms, energises them by a continual stream of stimulation and maintains them by an unceasing process of disintegration and renewal of their substance. This would tend to show that the natural opposition we make between death and life is an error of our mentality, one of those false oppositions — false to inner truth though valid in surface practical experience — which, deceived by appearances, it is constantly bringing into the universal unity.” The Life Divine ::: *life"s, life-born, life-curve, life-delight"s, life-drift, life-foam, life-giving, life-impulse, life-impulse"s, life-motives, life-nature"s, life-pain, life-plan, life-power, life-room, life-scene, life-self, life-thought, life-wants, all-life, sense-life.

“When we study this Life as it manifests itself upon earth with Matter as its basis, we observe that essentially it is a form of the one cosmic Energy, a dynamic movement or current of it positive and negative, a constant act or play of the Force which builds up forms, energises them by a continual stream of stimulation and maintains them by an unceasing process of disintegration and renewal of their substance. This would tend to show that the natural opposition we make between death and life is an error of our mentality, one of those false oppositions—false to inner truth though valid in surface practical experience—which, deceived by appearances, it is constantly bringing into the universal unity.” The Life Divine

Working of the Force ::: When the pressure of the Force works upon the consciousness, then in the plane on which it happens to be working, a great activity of different forces is set in play, e.g. if it is the mind, various mental forces, if it is the vital, various vital forces. It Is not safe to take all these for true things, to be accepted without question.

world-Mother ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The Ishwari Shakti, divine Conscious-Force and World-Mother, becomes a mediatrix between the eternal One and the manifested Many. On one side, by the play of the energies which she brings from the One, she manifests the multiple Divine in the universe, involving and evolving its endless appearances out of her revealing substance; on the other, by the reascending current of the same energies she leads back all towards That from which they have issued so that the soul in its evolutionary manifestation may more and more return towards the Divinity there or here put on its divine character.” The Synthesis of Yoga



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   2 Howard Gardner
   2 Gary Gygax
   2 Erik Erikson
   2 Bram Stoker
   2 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Kabir
   1 V.S. Apte (1965)
   1 Voltaire
   1 Unknown
   1 Thayumanavar
   1 Terry Pratchett
   1 Taigu Ryokan
   1 Swami Turiyananda
   1 Swami Saradananda
   1 Stanley Kubrick
   1 Sri Sarada Devi
   1 Sri Ramakrishnan
   1 Sri Aurobindo
   1 Sophia Loren
   1 Sine.wav
   1 Satprem
   1 Robert Anton Wilson
   1 Richard P Feynman
   1 Ramakrishna
   1 Omar Khayyam
   1 Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
   1 Nietzsche Zarathustra
   1 Mundaka Upanishad
   1 MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI
   1 Marcus Aurelius
   1 Lucius Annaeus Seneca
   1 Lewis Carroll
   1 Laura Whitcomb
   1 Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
   1 Ken Wilber
   1 Keith Loy
   1 Karyn Purvis
   1 Kabir
   1 Joseph Campbell
   1 John Milton in Areopagitica
   1 Johannes Kepler
   1 Jim Carrey
   1 Integral Yoga; Sri Aurobindo's Teaching and Method of Practice
   1 Hermann Hesse
   1 Hazrat Inayat Khan
   1 Haruki Murakami
   1 Hans Urs von Balthasar
   1 G K Chesterton
   1 Friedrich Schiller
   1 Friedrich Nietzsche
   1 Essential Integral
   1 Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook.
   1 Dr Robert A Hatch
   1 Confucius
   1 Charles R. Swindoll
   1 Charles Eisenstein
   1 Carl Jung
   1 Bruno Bettelheim
   1 A N Wilson
   1 Alice A. Bailey
   1 Albert Einstein
   1 Saint Thomas Aquinas
   1 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   1 Plato
   1 Ogawa
   1 Kobayashi Issa
   1 Heraclitus
   1 Aleister Crowley

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   14 Anonymous
   12 William Shakespeare
   10 Miles Davis
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   6 Louis Armstrong
   5 Kevin Durant
   5 Albert Einstein
   4 William Butler Yeats
   4 Vladimir Nabokov
   4 Rumi
   4 Rajon Rondo
   4 Plato
   4 Michael Jordan
   4 Kareem Abdul Jabbar
   4 Jimi Hendrix
   4 C S Lewis
   4 Bob Dylan
   4 Bobby Fischer
   4 Alex Ferguson
   3 Willie Mays

1:Forgiveness is a game only saints play Kabir. ~ Kabir,
2:~ Swami Saradananda, Sri Ramakrishna and His Divine Play
3:Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth.
   ~ Bruno Bettelheim,
4:Play is the most natural method of self-healing that childhood affords. ~ Erik Erikson,
5:aware of life
passing like dew
they play in the sun ~ Ogawa,
6:Gentlemen should not waste their time on trivial games - they should play go[3] ~ Confucius,
7:It is wonderful what tricks our dreams play us, and how conveniently we can imagine. ~ Bram Stoker,
8:The game I play is a very interesting one. It's imagination, in a tight straightjacket. ~ Richard P Feynman,
9:Ah, well yes if you want to play yourself you can, everyone is a character in the tales of time
   ~ Sine.wav,
10:Depression is your avatar telling you it's tired of being the character you're trying to play.
   ~ Jim Carrey,
11:We need play to live a human life ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.168.2ad3).,
12:Life is like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca,
13:Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
   ~ Heraclitus,
14:The richest and fullest lives attempt to achieve an inner balance between three realms: work, love and play. ~ Erik Erikson,
15:Never apologize for trusting your intuition. Your brain can play trick, your heart can be blind, but your gut is usually right." ~ Unknown,
16:A divine incarnation is hard to comprehend -- It is the play of the infinite on the finite. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
17:Realize your pure Be-ing. Thoughts will play as usual, but you will not be affected. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
18:At play with him as with her child or slave, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
19:All Nature is a display and a play of God, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga, Involution and Evolution,
20:All work must be play, but a divine play, played for the Divine, with the Divine.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
21:Our chains are either a play or an illusion or both play & illusion. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad, The Isha Upanishad,
22:Most people do not really choose—they undergo the play of the forces. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I, Occult Knowledge,
23:come
play with me
little orphan sparrow
~ Kobayashi Issa, @BashoSociety
24:All is their play:
This whole wide world is only he and she. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
25:God's valet moves away these living dolls
To quite another room and better play. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act II,
26:There is a meaning in each play of Chance, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
27:Do not regret the tamas; but when satva comes into play, hold on to it fast and make the best of it. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 52,
28:All the play in this world is based on a certain relative free will in the individual being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Surrender,
29:Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
   ~ Voltaire,
30:She has her secret calls
And works divinely behind play and sleep,
Shaping her infant powers. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act I,
31:To play the part of a Guru is like a courtesan's life, selling oneself for such paltry things as gold, status and bodily enjoyments. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
32:Can an actor on stage throw off his mask? Let worldly people play out their part, in time they will throw off their false appearances. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
33:Nothing happens in the cosmic play
But at its time and in its foreseen place. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Destined Meeting-place,
34:The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves"
   ~ Carl Jung,
35:A deep spiritual calm no touch can sway
Upholds the mystery of this Passion-play. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Life-Unity,
36:All life is the play of universal forces. The individual gives a personal form to these universal forces. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I, Occult Knowledge,
37:It is the physical that fears and abhors suffering, but the vital takes it as part of the play of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Sorrow and Suffering,
38:There work was play and play the only work,
The tasks of heaven a game of godlike might: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
39:Scientists have discovered that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synopsis in the brain, unless its done in play, in which case it only takes 10-20 repetitions. ~ Karyn Purvis,
40:So often, science fiction helps to get young people interested in science. That's why I don't mind talking about science fiction. It has a real role to play: to seize the imagination. ~ Michio Kaku,
41:The aim of the Universal Mother is to embrace the Divine in her own play and creations and there to realise It. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Systems of Yoga,
42:The truth is always the One at work on itself, at play with itself, infinite in unity, infinite in multiplicity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Release from the Ego,
43:The secret of our apparent bondage is the Spirit's play by which It consents to forget God-consciousness in the absorption of Nature's movement.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad,
44:He whose whole play of life is with the Self and in the Self has his joy and so does actions, is the best of the knowers of the Eternal. ~ Mundaka Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
45:The ego-sense is not indispensable to the world-play in which it is so active and so falsifies the truth of things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Release from the Ego,
46:All ignorance and all perversity only the distortion of the truth and right of things and not the play of an absolute falsehood. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Mind and Supermind,
47:After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. ~ Sophia Loren,
48:Destruction in itself is neither good nor evil. It is a fact of Nature, a necessity in the play of forces as things are in this world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I, Morality and Yoga,
49:To see divine possibility and overcome its play of obstacles constitutes the whole mystery and greatness of human existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Delight of the Divine,
50:Existence is one only in its essence and totality, in its play it is necessarily multiform. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Nature's Law in Our Progress - Unity in Diversity, Law and Liberty,
51:The higher Truth is all the time working in us but through the lower power - Aparashakti. It is when we become conscious of the play of this higher Power then only yoga begins. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
52:The noun lila means anything from sport, dalliance, play to any languid or amorous gesture in a woman. ~ V.S. Apte (1965), quoted in in Sri Aurobindo's Lila - The Nature of Divine Play According to Integral Advaita, p. 68
53:The slow self-manifesting birth of God in Matter is the purpose of the terrestrial Lila. ~ Sri Aurobindo, "Sri Aurobindo's Lila - The Nature of Divine Play According to Integral Advaita", p. 68
54:It is good for you to spend some time with children. They will teach you to believe, to love and to play. Children will help you smile from your heart and to have that look of wonderment in your eyes. ~ MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI,
55:The further one goes on the spiritual path the more will one have to learn to play a part." ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan, (1882 - 1927) founder of the Sufi Order in the West in 1914, (London) and teacher of Universal Sufism, Wikipedia.,
56:We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude." ~ Charles R. Swindoll,
57:To surrender to the Divine is to renounce your narrow limits and let yourself be invaded by It and made a centre for Its play.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Surrender to the Divine Will, Surrender,
58:Just as you practice much in order to sing, dance, and play on instruments, so one should practice the art of fixing the mind on God. One should practice regularly such disciplines as worship, japa, and meditation. ~ Sri Ramakrishnan,
59:We must not only have the possession of a pure self-existence independent of the world-play, but possess all existence as our ow. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Difficulties of the Mental Being,
60:A oneness finding itself out in the variations of its own duality is the whole play of the soul with Nature in its cosmic birth and becoming. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Soul and Its Liberation,
61:The Way Of The Holy Fool ::: At the crossroads this year, after
begging all day
I lingered at the village temple.
Children gather round me and
whisper,
"The crazy monk has come back
to play."
~ Taigu Ryokan,
62:All ideas of union or separation, of friend or foe, of high and low, of 'I and mine', are non-existent in the play of yours with the Divine Mother. There is only-inexhaustible Bliss, boundless Love, and infinite Peace. ~ SWAMI VIRAJANANDA,
63:For in and out, above, below, Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow show, Play'd in a Box whose Candle is the Sun, Round which we Phantom Figures come and go." ~ Omar Khayyam, (1048 - 1131) Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet, Wikipedia.,
64:Think of the life you have lived until now as over and, as a dead man, see what's left as a bonus and live it according to Nature. Love the hand that fate deals you and play it as your own, for what could be more fitting?" ~ Marcus Aurelius,
65:All ideas of union or separation, of friend or foe, of high and low, of 'I and mine', are non-existent in that play of yours with the Divine Mother. There is only - inexhaustible Bliss, boundless Love, and infinite Peace. ~ SWAMI VIRAJANANDA,
66:The words of language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. The physical entities which seem to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear images. ~ Albert Einstein,
67:In his revelation, God performs a symphony, and it is impossible to say which is richer: the seamless genius of his composition or the polyphonous orchestra of Creation that he has prepared to play it. ~ Hans Urs von Balthasar, Truth is Symphonic,
68:The cosmos is no accident in Time;
There is a meaning in each play of Chance,
There is a freedom in each face of Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
69:Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
70:You are Life. You are Reality. You are the ever present 'One' and you 'are me'…. You are the author of your great illusion - believing not in what you have made, yet enjoying the play of creation all the same." ~ Keith Loy, "Finding Reality," 2008.,
71:You can control a mad elephant; You can shut the mouth of a bear or a tiger; You can ride a lion; You can play with the cobra; You can be ever youthful; You can walk on water and live in fire; But control of the mind is more difficult. ~ Thayumanavar,
72:There are Two who are One and play in many worlds;
In Knowledge and Ignorance they have spoken and met
And light and darkness are their eyes' interchange. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
73:And if it is a play of the All-Existence, then we may well consent to play out our part in it with grace and courage, well take delight in the game along with our divine Playmate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Renunciation,
74:One should know a little of everything. If a man starts a grocery-shop, he keeps all kinds of articles there, including a little lentil and tamarind. An expert musician knows how to play a little on all instruments. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
75:Who enjoys the show? The actor or the spectator? Learn to be witness. Stand aside and watch the play. Don't get involved. Don't talk much. Speech is silver, silence is golden. Look and listen attentively. Many want to talk. Few care to listen. ~ Swami Turiyananda,
76:The intuitive mind is not yet the wide sunlight of truth, but a constant play of flashes of it keeping lighted up a basic state of ignorance or of half-knowledge and indirect knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Intuitive Mind,
77:There is a truth to know, a work to do;
Her play is real; a Mystery he fulfils:
There is a plan in the Mother's deep world-whim,
A purpose in her vast and random game. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
78:Whatever you do, see, or hear, think that to be God. It is all play, a game with Him. Know life to be a game, in which Mother Herself is the Player and you are Her playmate. The world will be quite different when you know that Mother is playing with you. ~ SWAMI VIRAJANANDA,
79:Call on the Master devotedly; you will attain everything. I say, you are blessed; for you have been born in such an age. This is the time when you can see His divine sport. One can easily understand this divine play if he looks upon it with faith and devotion ~ Sri Sarada Devi,
80:In the narrow nether centre's petty parts
Its childish game of daily dwarf desires
Was changed into a sweet and boisterous play,
A romp of little gods with life in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
81:When AI approximates Machine Intelligence, then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity. Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of 'being there,' any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play. ~ Gary Gygax,
82:There are two beings in my single self.
A Godhead watches Nature from behind
At play in front with a brilliant surface elf,
A time-born creature with a human mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, The Dual Being,
83:There's a rhythm
Will shatter hardest stone; each thing in nature
Has its own point where it has done with patience
And starts in pieces; below that point play on it,
Nor overpitch the music. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act III,
84:The Friend of Man helps him with life and death
Until he knows. Then, freed from mortal breath,
Grief, pain, resentment, terror pass away.
He feels the joy of the immortal play; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Epiphany,
85:The purpose and law of the birth-series is for the soul in the body to rise from plane to plane and substitute always the rule of the higher for the rule of the lower play even down to the material field. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Gnosis and Ananda,
86:An inconclusive play is Reason's toil.
Each strong idea can use her as its tool;
Accepting every brief she pleads her case.
Open to every thought, she cannot know. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
87:Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play on the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter? ~ John Milton in Areopagitica,
88:In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the 'Mind of God' is cosmic music resonating in 11-dimensional hyperspace. ~ Michio Kaku,
89:Life must be lived as play, playing certain games, making sacrifices, singing and dancing, and then a man will be able to propitiate the gods, and defend himself against his enemies, and win in the contest." ~ Plato, (428/427 or 424/423 - 348/347) Greek philosopher, Wikipedia.,
90:Mortals, your end is beatitude, rapture eternal his meaning:
Joy, which he most now denies, is his purpose: the hedges, the screening
Were but the rules of his play; his denials came to lure farther. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ahana,
91:You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. ~ G K Chesterton,
92:There are Two who are One and play in many worlds;
In Knowledge and Ignorance they have spoken and met
And light and darkness are their eyes' interchange;
Our pleasure and pain are their wrestle and embrace, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
93:Nothing changes yet all changes, all her workings and creations would in this play collapse into disintegration and chaos; there would be nothing to hold her disparate movements and creations together. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara - Maya, Prakriti, Shakti,
94:It is (sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly) by the power of the Overmind releasing the mind from its close partitions that the cosmic consciousness opens in the seeker and he becomes aware of the cosmic spirit and the play of the cosmic forces.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - I, 152,
95:I too play with symbols... but I play in such a way that I do not forget that I am playing. For nothing is proved by symbols... unless by sure reasons it can be demonstrated that they are not merely symbolic but are descriptions of the ways in which the two things are connected and of the causes of this connection. ~ Johannes Kepler,
96:This was the play of the bright gods of Thought.
Attracting into time the timeless Light,
Imprisoning eternity in the hours,
This they have planned, to snare the feet of Truth
In an aureate net of concept and of phrase ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
97:All exists here, no doubt, for the delight of existence, all is a game or Lila; but a game too carries within itself an object to be accomplished and without the fulfillment of that object would have no completeness of significance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, "Sri Aurobindo's Lila - The Nature of Divine Play According to Integral Advaita"
98:When I see the chaste women of respectable families, I see in them the Divine clothed in the robe of a chaste woman; and again, when I see the public women of the city seated on their verandahs in their rajment of immorality and shame, I see also in them the Divine at play after another fashion. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
99:Kama (Desire)
Delight and laughter walking hand in hand
Go with Me, and I play with grief and pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems: Kama
Kama (Desire)
All energies put into activity—thought, speech, feeling, act—go to constitute Karma. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I, Karma and Heredity,
100:The senses and the mind seek to convince thee, sova in are they, that they are the end of all things. The senses and the mind are only instruments and play things. Behind the feelings and the thoughts, my brother; there dwells a more puissant master, an unknown sage; it is called the Self. ~ Nietzsche Zarathustra, the Eternal Wisdom
101:... what we call the Ignorance does not create a new thing and absolute falsehood but only misrepresents the Truth. The Ignorance is the Mind separated in knowledge from its source of knowledge and giving a false rigidity and a mistaken appearance of opposition and conflict to the harmonious play of the supreme Truth in its universal manifestation.~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
102:When speaking to parents, I encourage them to take their child(ren) to a children's museum and watch carefully what the child does, how she/she does it, what he/she returns to, where there is definite growth. Teachers could do the same or could set up 'play areas' which provide 'nutrition' for different intelligences... and watch carefully what happens and what does not happen with each child. ~ Howard Gardner,
103:The boy with the flute is Sri Krishna, the Lord descended into the world-play from the divine Ananda; his flute is the music of the call which seeks to transform the lower ignorant play of mortal life and bring into it and establish in its place the lila of his divine Ananda. It was the psychic being in you that heard the call and followed after it.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III,
104:Above them is the miracle of eternal beauty, an unseizable secret of divine harmonies, the compelling magic of an irresistible universal charm and attraction that draws and holds things and forces and beings together and obliges them to meet and unite that a hidden Ananda may play from behind the veil and make of them its rhythms and its figures.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
105:Activities are endless, like ripples on a stream. They end only when you drop them.
Human moods are like the changing highlights and shadows on a sunlit mountain range.
All activities are like the games children play, like castles being made of sand.
View them with delight and equanimity, like grandparents overseeing their grandchildren, or a shepherd resting on a hill watching over his grazing flock. ~ Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche,
106:Your character grows as the game continues. Each monster defeated, each adventure completed, and each treasure recovered not only adds to your continuing story, but also earns your character new abilities. This increase in power is reflected by your character's level; as you continue to play, your character gains more experience, rising in level and mastering new and more powerful abilities.
   ~ Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook.,
107:Krishna is the immanent Divine, the Divine Presence in everyone and in all things. Thus to see Krishna means to find the inner Godhead, to play with Krishna means to be identified with the inner Godhead and to share in his consciousness. When you achieve this state, you enter immediately into the bliss of the divine play; and the more complete the identification, the more perfect the state. 6 April 1960 ~ The Mother,
108:Lila (pronounced Leela) is the play of creation. To awakened consciousness, the entire universe. With all its joys and sorrows, pleasures and pains, appears as a divine game, sport, or drama. It is a play in which the one Consciousness performs all the roles. Alluding to this lila of the Divine Mother the physical universe is a "mansion of mirth." ~ Sri Ramakrishna, in Selections from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (2005), p. 130
109:We in the richest societies have too many calories even as we starve for beautiful, fresh food; we have overlarge houses but lack spaces that truly embody our individuality and connectedness; media surround us everywhere while we starve for authentic communication. We are offered entertainment every second of the day but lack the chance to play. In the ubiquitous realm of money, we hunger for all that is intimate, personal, and unique.
   ~ Charles Eisenstein,
110:God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time. ~ Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch,
111:BUT NOW the destined spot and hour were close;
   Unknowing she had neared her nameless goal.
   For though a dress of blind and devious chance
   Is laid upon the work of all-wise Fate,
   Our acts interpret an omniscient Force
   That dwells in the compelling stuff of things,
   And nothing happens in the cosmic play
   But at its time and in its foreseen place.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Destined Meeting-Place,
112:'Brahman is in all things, all things are in Brahman, all things are Brahman' is the triple formula of the comprehensive Supermind, a single truth of self-manifestation in three aspects which it holds together and inseparably in its self-view as the fundamental knowledge from which it proceeds to the play of the cosmos.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Book 01: Omnipresent Reality and the Universe, The Supreme Truth-Consciousness [149] [T1],
113:The new D&D is too rule intensive. It's relegated the Dungeon Master to being an entertainer rather than master of the game. It's done away with the archetypes, focused on nothing but combat and character power, lost the group cooperative aspect, bastardized the class-based system, and resembles a comic-book superheroes game more than a fantasy RPG where a player can play any alignment desired, not just lawful good. ~ Gary Gygax, GameSpy interview, Pt. 2 (16 August 2004),
114:There, where millions of Krishnas stand with hands folded, Where millions of Vishnus bow their heads, Where millions of Brahmâs are reading the Vedas, Where millions of Shivas are lost in contemplation, Where millions of Indras dwell in the sky, Where the demi-gods and the munis are unnumbered, Where millions of Saraswatis, Goddess of Music, play on the vina— There is my Lord self-revealed: and the scent of sandal and flowers dwells in those deeps. ~ Kabir,
115:In the stillness of the night, the Goddess whispers. In the brightness of the day, dear God roars. Life pulses, mind imagines, emotions wave, thoughts wander. What are all these but the endless movements of One Taste, forever at play with its own gestures, whispering quietly to all who would listen: is this not yourself? When the thunder roars, do you not hear your Self? When the lightning cracks, do you not see your Self? When clouds float quietly across the sky, is this not your own limitless Being, waving back at you? ~ Ken Wilber, One Taste, page 279,
116:I think a good way to conceive of sacred space is as a playground. If what you're doing seems like play, you are in it. But you can't play with my toys, you have to have your own. Your life should have yielded some. Older people play with life experiences and realizations or with thoughts they like to entertain. In my case, I have books I like to read that don't lead anywhere. One great thing about growing old is that nothing is going to lead to anything. Everything is of the moment ~ Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living,
117:It's easy to imagine that, in the future, telepathy and telekinesis will be the norm; we will interact with machines by sheer thought. Our mind will be able to turn on the lights, activate the internet, dictate letters, play video games, communicate with friends, call for a car, purchase merchandise, conjure any movie-all just by thinking. Astronauts of the future may use the power of their minds to pilot their spaceships or explore distant planets. Cities may rise from the desert of Mars, all due to master builders who mentally control the work of robots. ~ Michio Kaku,
118:The library smells like old books - a thousand leather doorways into other worlds. I hear silence, like the mind of God. I feel a presence in the empty chair beside me. The librarian watches me suspiciously. But the library is a sacred place, and I sit with the patron saint of readers. Pulsing goddess light moves through me for one moment like a glimpse of eternity instantly forgotten. She is gone. I smell mold, I hear the clock ticking, I see an empty chair. Ask me now and I'll say this is just a place where you can't play music or eat. She's gone. The library sucks.
   ~ Laura Whitcomb,
119:To live, to love are signs of infinite things,
   Love is a glory from eternity's spheres.
   Abased, disfigured, mocked by baser mights
   That steal his name and shape and ecstasy,
   He is still the Godhead by which all can change.
   A mystery wakes in our inconscient stuff,
   A bliss is born that can remake our life.
   Love dwells in us like an unopened flower
   Awaiting a rapid moment of the soul,
   Or he roams in his charmed sleep mid thoughts and things;
   The child-god is at play, he seeks himself
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
120:Arguably, the best advice for a serious student is to read a few hundred carefully selected books. An orgy of reading 30 or 40 first-rate books in a month ranks at the top of the usual list of human pleasures. If you wish, as an undergraduate, you could do it. You have time and energy, and with luck, you have the curiosity and courage to risk a month or two. Read Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Pascal, Voltaire, Berkeley, Hegel, Marx, and Kanetz. Or you could just play Frisbee on the Plaza of the Americas. Life is choice and there is much to learn. Not making a choice is a choice. ~ Dr Robert A Hatch, How to Study,
121:And in a recent unique example, in the life of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, we see a colossal spiritual capacity first driving straight to the divine realisation, taking, as it were, the kingdom of heaven by violence, and then seizing upon one Yogic method after another and extracting the substance out of it with an incredible rapidity, always to return to the heart of the whole matter, the realisation and possession of God by the power of love, by the extension of inborn spirituality into various experience and by the spontaneous play of an intuitive knowledge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
122:Krishna represents both the universal Godhead and the immanent Godhead, he whom one can meet within one's being and in all that constitutes the manifested world.
   And do you want to know why he is always represented as a child? It is because he is in constant progression. To the extent that the world is perfected, his play is also perfected - what was the play of yesterday will no longer be the play of tomorrow; his play will become more and more harmonious, benign and joyful to the extent that the world becomes capable of responding to it and enjoying it with the Divine.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III, 33,
123:Cheerfulness
ONE AFTERNOON, in a large town in a rainy country, I saw seven or eight vehicles full of children. That morning, they had been taken into the country to play in the fields, but the bad weather had made them return home early in the rain.

And yet they were singing, laughing and waving merrily to the passers-by.

They had kept their cheerfulness in this gloomy weather. If one of them had felt sad, the songs of the others would have cheered him. And for the people hurrying by, who heard the children's laughter, it seemed that the sky had brightened for a moment.

~ The Mother, mcw, 2:189,
124:What Brahman is cannot be described in words. Somebody once said that everything in the world has been made impure, like food that has touched the tongue, and that Brahman alone remains undefiled. The meaning is this: All scriptures and holy books — the Vedas, the Puranas, the Tantras, and so forth — may be said to have been defiled because their contents have been uttered by the tongues of men; but what Brahman is no tongue has yet been able to describe. Therefore Brahman is still undefiled. One cannot describe in words the joy of play and communion with Satchidananda. He alone knows, who has realized it. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
125:Freud's convictions about the importance of infantile developments also colored his view of creative activity. Freud was impressed by the parallels between the child at play, the adult daydreamer, and the creative artist. As he once phrased it:

Might we not say that every child at play behaves like a creative writer, in that he creates a world of his own, or, rather, rearranges the things of his world in a new way which pleases him?....The creative writer does the same as the child at play. He creates a world of phantasy which he takes very seriously-that is, which he invests with large amounts of emotion-while separating it sharply from reality. ~ Howard Gardner,
126:It is a strange world, a sad world, a world full of miseries, and woes, and troubles. And yet when King Laugh come, he make them all dance to the tune he play. Bleeding hearts, and dry bones of the churchyard, and tears that burn as they fall, all dance together to the music that he make with that smileless mouth of him. Ah, we men and women are like ropes drawn tight with strain that pull us different ways. Then tears come, and like the rain on the ropes, they brace us up, until perhaps the strain become too great, and we break. But King Laugh he come like the sunshine, and he ease off the strain again, and we bear to go on with our labor, what it may be.
   ~ Bram Stoker,
127:There is always some tendency to looseness, forgetfulness and inattention in the physical consciousness. One has to be very vigilant and careful to prevent this tendency having its way. There are many [defects of the physical consciousness] - but mainly obscurity, inertia, tamas, a passive acceptance of the play of wrong forces, inability to change, attachment to habits, lack of plasticity, forgetfulness, loss of experiences or realisations gained, unwillingness to accept the Light or to follow it, incapacity (through tamas or through attachment or through passive reaction to accustomed forces) to do what it admits to be the Right and the Best.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
128:Where spring, the lord of seasons reigneth, there the unstruck music sounds of itself,
There the streams of light flow in all directions, few are the men who can cross to that shore!
There, where millions of Krishnas stand with hands folded,
Where millions of Vishnus bow their heads, where millions of Brahmas are reading the Vedas,
Where millions of Shivas are lost in contemplation, where millions of Indras dwell in the sky,
Where the demi-gods and the munis are unnumbered, where millions of Saraswatis, goddess of music play the vina,
There is my Lord self-revealed, and the scent of sandal and flowers dwells in those deeps. ~ Kabir, II.57, Translated by Rabindranath Tagore[26],
129:A union of the Real with the unique,
A gaze of the Alone from every face,
The Presence of the Eternal in the hours
Widening the mortal mind’s half-look on things,
Bridging the gap between man’s force and Fate
Made whole the fragment-being we are here. (7.15)

A firm spiritual poise,
A constant lodging in the Eternal's realm,
A safety in the Silence and the Ray,
A settlement in the Immutable. (7.16)

His heights of being lived in the still Self;
His mind could rest on a supernal ground
And look down on the magic and the play
Where the God-child lies on the lap of Night and Dawn
And the Everlasting puts on Time’s disguise. (7.17)
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 1:3, || 7.15 - 7.17 ||,
130:203. God and Nature are like a boy and girl at play and in love. They hide and run from each other when glimpsed so that they may be sought after and chased and captured.
Man is God hiding himself from Nature so that he may possess her by struggle, insistence, violence and surprise. God is universal and transcendent Man hiding himself from his own individuality in the human being.
The animal is Man disguised in a hairy skin and upon four legs; the worm is Man writhing and crawling towards the evolution of his Manhood. Even crude forms of Matter are Man in his inchoate body. All things are Man, the Purusha.
For what do we mean by Man? An uncreated and indestructible soul that has housed itself in a mind and body made of its own elements. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Thoughts And Aphorisms,
131:The most spiritual men, as the strongest, find their happiness where others would find their downfall: in the labyrinth, in hardness towards oneself and others, in experiment; their delight lies in self-mastery: asceticism is with them nature, need, instinct. The difficult task they consider a privilege; to play with burdens that crush others, a recreation... Knowledge - a form of asceticism. - They are the most venerable kind of man: that does not exclude their being the cheerfullest, the kindliest. They rule not because they want to but because they are; they are not free to be second. - The second type: they are the guardians of the law, the keepers of order and security; they are the noble warriors, with the king above all as the highest formula of warrior, judge, and upholder of the law. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist,
132: The purpose of creation, is lila. The concept of lila escapes all the traditional difficulties in assigning purpose to the creator. Lila is a purpose-less purpose, a natural outflow, a spontaneous self-manifestation of the Divine. The concept of lila, again, emphasizes the role of delight in creation. The concept of Prakriti and Maya fail to explain the bliss aspect of Divine. If the world is manifestation of the Force of Satcitananda, the deployment of its existence and consciousness, its purpose can be nothing but delight. This is the meaning of delight. Lila, the play, the child's joy, the poet's joy, the actor's joy, the mechanician's joy of the soul of things eternally young, perpetually inexhaustible, creating and recreating Himself in Himself for the sheer bliss of that self-creation, of that self-representation, Himself the play, Himself the player, Himself the playground ~ Sri Aurobindo, Philosophy of Social Development, pp-39-40
133:To be able to receive the Divine Power and let act through you in the things of the outward life, there are three necessary conditions:
(i) Quietude, equality - not to be disturbed by anything that happens, to keep the mind still and firm, seeing the play of forces, but itself tranquil.
(ii) Absolute faith - faith that what is for the best will happen, but also that if one can make oneself a true instrument, the fruit will be that which one's will guided by the Divine Light sees as the thing to be done - kartavyam karma.
(iii) Receptivity - the power to receive the Divine Force and to feel its presence and the presence of the Mother in it and allow it to work, guiding one's sight and will and action. If this power and presence can be felt and this plasticity made the habit of the consciousness in action, - but plasticity to the Divine force alone without bringing in any foreign element, - the eventual result is sure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
134:For the contact of the human and individual consciousness with the divine is the very essence of Yoga. Yoga is the union of that which has become separated in the play of the universe with its own true self, origin and universality. The contact may take place at any point of the complex and intricately organised consciousness which we call our personality. It may be effected in the physical through the body; in the vital through the action of those functionings which determine the state and the experiences of our nervous being; through the mentality, whether by means of the emotional heart, the active will or the understanding mind, or more largely by a general conversion of the mental consciousness in all its activities. It may equally be accomplished through a direct awakening to the universal or transcendent Truth and Bliss by the conversion of the central ego in the mind. And according to the point of contact that we choose will be the type of the Yoga that we practise. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
135:But a time will come when you will feel more and more that you are the instrument and not the worker. For first by the force of your devotion your contact with the Divine Mother will become so intimate that at all times you will have only to concentrate and to put everything into her hands to have her present guidance, her direct command or impulse, the sure indication of the thing to be done and the way to do it and the result. And afterwards you will realise that the divine Shakti not only inspires and guides, but initiates and carries out your works; all your movements are originated by her, all your powers are hers, mind, life and body are conscious and joyful instruments of her action, means for her play, moulds for her manifestation in the physical universe. There can be no more happy condition than this union and dependence; for this step carries you back beyond the border-line from the life of stress and suffering in the ignorance into the truth of your spiritual being, into its deep peace and its intense Ananda. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother, 12,
136:You are living today in countries where the Dharma has only just begun to take root, like a fragile new shoot in the ground. Only your sustained diligence will bring it to fruition. Depending on the effort you put into study, reflection and meditation, and to integrating what you have understood into your spiritual practice, accomplishment may be days, months, or years away. It is essential to remember that all your endeavors on the path are for the sake of others. Remain humble, and aware that your efforts are like child's play compared to the ocean-like activity of the great bodhisattvas. Be like a parent providing for much-loved children, never thinking that you have done too much for others - or even that you have done enough. If you finally managed, through your own efforts alone, to establish all beings in buddhahood, you would simply think that all your wishes had been fulfilled. Never have even a trace of hope for something in return. ~ Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, The Heart of Compassion, Instructions on Ngulchu Thogme's Thirty-Sevenfold Practice of a Bodhisattva – p 147, Padmakara Translation Group - Shechen Publications
137:If we regard the Powers of the Reality as so many Godheads, we can say that the Overmind releases a million Godheads into action, each empowered to create its own world, each world capable of relation, communication and interplay with the others.
There are in the Veda different formulations of the nature of the Gods: it is said they are all one Existence to which the sages give different names; yet each God is worshipped as if he by himself is that Existence, one who is all the other Gods together or contains them in his being; and yet again each is a separate Deity acting sometimes in unison with companion deities, sometimes separately, sometimes even in apparent opposition to other Godheads of the same Existence. In the Supermind all this would be held together as a harmonised play of the one Existence; in the Overmind each of these three conditions could be a separate action or basis of action and have its own principle of development and consequences and yet each keep the power to combine with the others in a more composite harmony. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Supermind Mind and the Overmind Maya,
138:Only by our coming into constant touch with the divine Consciousness and its absolute Truth can some form of the conscious Divine, the dynamic Absolute, take up our earth-existence and transform its strife, stumbling, sufferings and falsities into an image of the supreme Light, Power and Ananda.
   The culmination of the soul's constant touch with the Supreme is that self-giving which we call surrender to the divine Will and immergence of the separated ego in the One who is all. A vast universality of soul and an intense unity with all is the base and fixed condition of the supramental consciousness and spiritual life. In that universality and unity alone can we find the supreme law of the divine manifestation in the life of the embodied spirit; in that alone can we discover the supreme motion and right play of our individual nature. In that alone can all these lower discords resolve themselves into a victorious harmony of the true relations between manifested beings who are portions of the one Godhead and children of one universal Mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Standards of Conduct and Spiritual Freedom, 205,
139:witness and non-dual states ::: The Witness and Non-Dual states are everpresent capacities which hold the special relationship to the other states. The Witness state, or Witnessing, is the capacity to observe, see or witness phenomenon arising in the other states. Meaning for example, its the capacity to hold unbroken attention in the gross states, and the capacity to witness the entire relative world of form arise as object viewed by the pure witness, the pure subject that is never itself a seen object but always the pure seer or pure Self, that is actually no-self. Next we have Non-Dual which refers to both the suchness and is-ness of reality right now. It is the not-two-ness or everpresent unity of subject and object, form and emptiness, heaven and earth, relative and absolute. When the Witness dissolves and pure seer and all that is seen become not seperate or not two, the Non-Duality of absolute emptiness and relative form or the luminous identity of unqualifiable spirit and all of its manifestations appear as play of radiant natural and spontaneous and present love. Absolute and relative are already always not-two but nor are they one, nor both nor neither. ~ Essential Integral, L5-18,
140:And now what methods may be employed to safeguard the worker in the field of the world? What can be done to ensure his safety in the present strife, and in the greater strife of the coming centuries? 1. A realisation that purity of all the vehicles is the prime essential. If a Dark Brother gains control over any man, it but shows that that man has in his life some weak spot.... 2. The elimination of all fear. The forces of evolution vibrate more rapidly than those of involution, and in this fact lies a recognisable security. Fear causes weakness; weakness causes a disintegration; the weak spot breaks and a gap appears, and through that gap evil force may enter.... 3. A standing firm and unmoved, no matter what occurs. Your feet may be bathed in the mud of earth, but your head may be bathed in the sunshine of the higher regions... 4. A recognition of the use of common-sense, and the application of this common-sense to the matter in hand. Sleep much, and in sleeping, learn to render the body positive; keep busy on the emotional plane, and achieve the inner calm. Do naught to overtire the body physical, and play whenever possible. In hours of relaxation comes the adjustment that obviates later tension. ~ Alice A. Bailey, Letters on Occult Meditation p. 137/8, (1922)
141:If we are religious-minded, perhaps we will see the gods who inhabit this world. Beings, forces, sounds, lights, and rhythms are just so many true forms of the same indefinable, but not unknowable, Essence we call God; we have spoken of God, and made temples, laws or poems to try to capture the one little pulsation filling us with sunshine, but it is free as the wind on foam-flecked shores. We may also enter the world of music, which in fact is not different from the others but a special extension of this same, great inexpressible Vibration. If once, only once, even for a few moments in a lifetime, we can hear that Music, that Joy singing above, we will know what Beethoven and Bach heard; we will know what God is because we will have heard God. We will probably not say anything grandiose; we will just know that That exists, whereupon all the suffering in the world will seem redeemed.
   At the extreme summit of the overmind, there only remain great waves of multi-hued light, says the Mother, the play of spiritual forces, which later translate - sometimes much later - into new ideas, social changes, or earthly events, after crossing one by one all the layers of consciousness and suffering a considerable distortion and loss of light...
   ~ Satprem, Sri Aurobindo Or The Adventure Of Consciousness,
142:About the only law that I think relates to the genre is that you should not try to explain, to find neat explanations for what happens, and that the object of the thing is to produce a sense of the uncanny. Freud in his essay on the uncanny wrote that the sense of the uncanny is the only emotion which is more powerfully expressed in art than in life, which I found very illuminating; it didn't help writing the screen-play, but I think it's an interesting insight into the genre. And I read an essay by the great master H.P. Lovecraft where he said that you should never attempt to explain what happens, as long as what happens stimulates people's imagination, their sense of the uncanny, their sense of anxiety and fear. And as long as it doesn't, within itself, have any obvious inner contradictions, it is just a matter of, as it were, building on the imagination (imaginary ideas, surprises, etc.), working in this area of feeling. I think also that the ingeniousness of a story like this is something which the audience ultimately enjoys; they obviously wonder as the story goes on what's going to happen, and there's a great satisfaction when it's all over not having been able to have anticipated the major development of the story, and yet at the end not to feel that you have been fooled or swindled. ~ Stanley Kubrick,
143:Bhakti Yoga, the Path of Devotion; :::
   The path of Devotion aims at the enjoyment of the supreme Love and Bliss and utilses normally the conception of the supreme Lord in His personality as the divine Lover and enjoyer of the universe. The world is then realised as a a play of the Lord, with our human life as its final stages, pursued through the different phases of self-concealment and self-revealation. The principle of Bhakti Yoga is to utilise all the normal relations of human life into which emotion enters and apply them no longer to transient worldly relations, but to the joy of the All-Loving, the All-Beautiful and the All-Blissful. Worship and meditation are used only for the preparation and increase the intensity of the divine relationship. And this Yoga is catholic in its use of all emotional relations, so that even enmity and opposition to God, considered as an intense, impatient and perverse form of Love, is conceived as a possible means of realisation and salvation. ... We can see how this larger application of the Yoga of Devotion may be used as to lead to the elevation of the whole range of human emotion, sensation and aesthetic perception to the divine level, its spiritualisation and the justification of the cosmic labour towards love and joy in humanity.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Introduction - The Conditions of the Synthesis, The Systems of Yoga,
144:Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That's the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

An you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You'll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.

And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really oveR But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.~ Haruki Murakami,
145:John Ruskin did not go to school. Nor did Queen Victoria, nor John Stuart Mill, George Eliot or Harriet Martineau. It would be absurd to suggest that Disraeli, Dickens, Newman or Darwin, to name four very different figures, who attended various schools for short spells in their boyhood, owed very much to their schooling. Had they been born in a later generation, school would have loomed much larger in their psychological stories, if only because they would have spent so much longer there, and found themselves preparing for public examinations. It is hard not to feel that a strong 'syllabus', or a school ethos, might have cramped the style of all four and that in their different ways - Disraeli, comparatively rich, anarchically foppish, indiscriminately bookish; Darwin, considered a dunce, but clearly - as he excitedly learned to shoot, to fish and to bird-watch - beginning his revolutionary relationship with the natural world; Newman, imagining himself an angel; Dickens, escaping the ignominy of his circumstances through theatrical and comedic internalized role-play - they were lucky to have been born before the Age of Control. For the well-meaning educational reforms of the 1860s were the ultimate extension of those Benthamite exercises in control which had begun in the 1820s and 1830s. Having exercised their sway over the poor, the criminals, the agricultural and industrial classes, the civil service and - this was next - the military, the controllers had turned to the last free spirits left, the last potential anarchists: the children. ~ A N Wilson,
146:need for the soul's spiritualization :::
   And yet even the leading of the inmost psychic being is not found sufficient until it has succeeded in raising itself out of this mass of inferior Nature to the highest spiritual levels and the divine spark and flame descended here have rejoined themselves to their original fiery Ether. For there is there no longer a spiritual consciousness still imperfect and half lost to itself in the thick sheaths of human mind, life and body, but the full spiritual consciousness in its purity, freedom and intense wideness. There, as it is the eternal Knower that becomes the Knower in us and mover and user of all knowledge, so it is the eternal All-Blissful who is the Adored attracting to himself the eternal divine portion of his being and joy that has gone out into the play of the universe, the infinite Lover pouring himself out in the multiplicity of his own manifested selves in a happy Oneness. All Beauty in the world is there the beauty of the Beloved, and all forms of beauty have to stand under the light of that eternal Beauty and submit themselves to the sublimating and transfiguring power of the unveiled Divine Perfection. All Bliss and Joy are there of the All-Blissful, and all inferior forms of enjoyment, happiness or pleasure are subjected to the shock of the intensity of its floods or currents and either they are broken to pieces as inadequate things under its convicting stress or compelled to transmute themselves into the forms of the Divine Ananda. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 2, 168,
147:the vital
the life-nature made up of desires, sensations, feelings, passions, energies of action, will of desire, reactions of the desire-soul of man and of all that play of possessive and other related instincts, anger, greed, lust, etc., that belong to this field of nature. The vital part of man is a true instrument only when its feelings and tendencies have been purified by the psychic touch and governed by the spiritual light and power. The vital has three main parts:

higher vital
the mental vital and emotional vital taken together. The mental vital gives a mental expression by thought, speech or otherwise to the emotions, desires, passions, sensations or other movements of the vital being; the emotional vital is the seat of various feelings, such as love, joy, sorrow, hatred and the rest.

central vital or vital proper
dynamic, sensational and passionate, it is the seat of the stronger vital longings and reactions, such as ambition, pride, fear, love of fame, attractions and repulsions, desires and passion of various kinds and the field of many vital energies.

lower vital
made up of the smaller movements of human life-desire and life-reactions, it is occupied with small desires and feelings, such as food desire, sexual desire, small likings, dislikings, vanity, quarrels, love of praise, anger at blame, little wishes of all kinds, etc. The material vital is that part of the lower vital turned entirely upon physical things, full of desires and greeds and seekings for pleasure on the physical plane. ~ Integral Yoga; Sri Aurobindo's Teaching and Method of Practice,
148:Yet this was only a foretaste of the intense experiences to come. The first glimpse of the Divine Mother made him the more eager for Her uninterrupted vision. He wanted to see Her both in meditation and with eyes open. But the Mother began to play a teasing game of hide-and-seek with him, intensifying both his joy and his suffering. Weeping bitterly during the moments of separation from Her, he would pass into a trance and then find Her standing before him, smiling, talking, consoling, bidding him be of good cheer, and instructing him. During this period of spiritual practice he had many uncommon experiences. When he sat to meditate, he would hear strange clicking sounds in the joints of his legs, as if someone were locking them up, one after the other, to keep him motionless; and at the conclusion of his meditation he would again hear the same sounds, this time unlocking them and leaving him free to move about. He would see flashes like a swarm of fire-flies floating before his eyes, or a sea of deep mist around him, with luminous waves of molten silver. Again, from a sea of translucent mist he would behold the Mother rising, first Her feet, then Her waist, body, face, and head, finally Her whole person; he would feel Her breath and hear Her voice. Worshipping in the temple, sometimes he would become exalted, sometimes he would remain motionless as stone, sometimes he would almost collapse from excessive emotion. Many of his actions, contrary to all tradition, seemed sacrilegious to the people. He would take a flower and touch it to his own head, body, and feet, and then offer it to the Goddess. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Gospel,
149:scope and aim of the works of sacrifice :::
   Into the third and last category of the works of sacrifice can be gathered all that is directly proper to the Yoga of works; for here is its field of effectuation and major province. It covers the entire range of lifes more visible activities; under it fall the multiform energies of the Will-to-Life throwing itself outward to make the most of material existence. It is here that an ascetic or other-worldly spirituality feels an insurmountable denial of the Truth which it seeks after and is compelled to turn away from terrestrial existence, rejecting it as for ever the dark playground of an incurable Ignorance. Yet it is precisely these activities that are claimed for a spiritual conquest and divine transformation by the integral Yoga. Abandoned altogether by the more ascetic disciplines, accepted by others only as a field of temporary ordeal or a momentary, superficial and ambiguous play of the concealed spirit, this existence is fully embraced and welcomed by the integral seeker as a field of fulfilment, a field for divine works, a field of the total self-discovery of the concealed and indwelling Spirit. A discovery of the Divinity in oneself is his first object, but a total discovery too of the Divinity in the world behind the apparent denial offered by its scheme and figures and, last, a total discovery of the dynamism of some transcendent Eternal; for by its descent this world and self-will be empowered to break their disguising envelopes and become divine in revealing form and manifesting process as they now are secretly in their hidden essence.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 2, 169,
150:...that personality, like consciousness, life, soul is not a brief-lived stranger in an impersonal Eternity, but contains the very meaning of existence. This fine flower of the cosmic Energy carries in it a forecast of the aim and a hint of the very motive of the universal labour. As an occult vision opens in him, he becomes aware of worlds behind in which consciousness and personality hold an enormous place and assume a premier value; even here in the material world to this occult vision the inconscience of Matter fills with a secret pervading consciousness, its inanimation harbours a vibrant life, its mechanism is the device of an indwelling Intelligence, God and soul are everywhere. Above all stands an infinite conscious Being who is variously self-expressed in all these worlds; impersonality is only a first means of that expression. It is a field of principles and forces, an equal basis of manifestation; but these forces express themselves through beings, have conscious spirits at their head and are the emanation of a One Conscious Being who is their sorce. A multiple innumberable personality expressing that One is the very sense and central aim of the manifestation and if now personality seems to be narrow, fragmentary, restrictive, it is only because it has not opened to its source or flowered into its own divine truth and fullness packing itself with the universal and the infinite. Thus the world-creation is no more an illusion, a fortuitous mechanism, a play that need not have happened, a flux without consequence; it is an intimate dynamism of the conscious and living Eternal.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Yoga of Divine Works, The Sacrifice and the Lord of the Sacrifice, 127,
151:Here lies the whole importance of the part of the Yoga of Knowledge which we are now considering, the knowledges of those essential principles of Being, those essential modes of self-existence on which the absolute Divine has based its self-manifestation. If the truth of our being is an infinite unity in which alone there is perfect wideness, light, knowledge, power, bliss, and if all our subjection to darkness, ignorance, weakness, sorrow, limitation comes of our viewing existence as a clash of infinitely multiple separate existences, then obviously it is the most practical and concrete and utilitarian as well as the most lofty and philosophical wisdom to find a means by which we can get away from the error and learn to live in the truth. So also, if that One is in its nature a freedom from bondage to this play of qualities which constitute our psychology and if from subjection to that play are born the struggle and discord in which we live, floundering eternally between the two poles of good and evil, virtue and sin, satisfaction and failure, joy and grief, pleasure and pain, then to get beyond the qualities and take our foundation in the settled peace of that which is always beyond them is the only practical wisdom. If attachment to mutable personality is the cause of our self-ignorance, of our discord and quarrel with ourself and with life and with others, and if there is an impersonal One in which no such discord and ignorance and vain and noisy effort exist because it is in eternal identity and harmony with itself, then to arrive in our souls at that impersonality and untroubled oneness of being is the one line and object of human effort to which our reason can consent to give the name of practicality.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
152:There is the one door in us that sometimes swings open upon the splendour of a truth beyond and, before it shuts again, allows a ray to touch us, - a luminous intimation which, if we have the strength and firmness, we may hold to in our faith and make a starting-point for another play of consciousness than that of the sense-mind, for the play of Intuition. For if we examine carefully, we shall find that Intuition is our first teacher. Intuition always stands veiled behind our mental operations. Intuition brings to man those brilliant messages from the Unknown which are the beginning of his higher knowledge. Reason only comes in afterwards to see what profit it can have of the shining harvest. Intuition gives us that idea of something behind and beyond all that we know and seem to be which pursues man always in contradiction of his lower reason and all his normal experience and impels him to formulate that formless perception in the more positive ideas of God, Immortality, Heaven and the rest by which we strive to express it to the mind. For Intuition is as strong as Nature herself from whose very soul it has sprung and cares nothing for the contradictions of reason or the denials of experience. It knows what is because it is, because itself it is of that and has come from that, and will not yield it to the judgment of what merely becomes and appears. What the Intuition tells us of, is not so much Existence as the Existent, for it proceeds from that one point of light in us which gives it its advantage, that sometimes opened door in our own self-awareness. Ancient Vedanta seized this message of the Intuition and formulated it in the three great declarations of the Upanishads, I am He, Thou art That, O Swetaketu, All this is the Brahman; this Self is the Brahman.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Methods of Vedantic Knowledge,
153:See how, like lightest waves at play, the airy dancers fleet;
   And scarcely feels the floor the wings of those harmonious feet.
   Ob, are they flying shadows from their native forms set free?
   Or phantoms in the fairy ring that summer moonbeams see?
   As, by the gentle zephyr blown, some light mist flees in air,
   As skiffs that skim adown the tide, when silver waves are fair,
   So sports the docile footstep to the heave of that sweet measure,
   As music wafts the form aloft at its melodious pleasure,
   Now breaking through the woven chain of the entangled dance,
   From where the ranks the thickest press, a bolder pair advance,
   The path they leave behind them lost--wide open the path beyond,
   The way unfolds or closes up as by a magic wand.
   See now, they vanish from the gaze in wild confusion blended;
   All, in sweet chaos whirled again, that gentle world is ended!
   No!--disentangled glides the knot, the gay disorder ranges--
   The only system ruling here, a grace that ever changes.
   For ay destroyed--for ay renewed, whirls on that fair creation;
   And yet one peaceful law can still pervade in each mutation.
   And what can to the reeling maze breathe harmony and vigor,
   And give an order and repose to every gliding figure?
   That each a ruler to himself doth but himself obey,
   Yet through the hurrying course still keeps his own appointed way.
   What, would'st thou know? It is in truth the mighty power of tune,
   A power that every step obeys, as tides obey the moon;
   That threadeth with a golden clue the intricate employment,
   Curbs bounding strength to tranquil grace, and tames the wild enjoyment.
   And comes the world's wide harmony in vain upon thine ears?
   The stream of music borne aloft from yonder choral spheres?
   And feel'st thou not the measure which eternal Nature keeps?
   The whirling dance forever held in yonder azure deeps?
   The suns that wheel in varying maze?--That music thou discernest?
   No! Thou canst honor that in sport which thou forgettest in earnest.
   ~ Friedrich Schiller,
154:Disciple : What part does breathing exercise - Pranayama - play in bringing about the higher consciousness?

Sri Aurobindo : It sets the Pranic - vital - currents free and removes dullness of the brain so that the higher consciousness can come down. Pranayama does not bring dullness in the brain. My own experience, on the contrary, is that brain becomes illumined. When I was practising Pranayama at Baroda, I used to do it for about five hours in the day, - three hours in the morning and two in the evening. I found that the mind began to work with great illumination and power. I used to write poetry in those days. Before the Pranayama practice, usually I wrote five to eight lines per day; and about two hundred lines in a month. After the practice I could write 200 lines within half an hour. That was not the only result. Formerly my memory was dull. But after this practice I found that when the inspiration came I could remember all the lines in their order and write them down correctly at any time. Along with these enhanced functionings I could see an electrical activity all round the brain, and I could feel that it was made up of a subtle substance. I could feel everything as the working of that substance. That was far from your carbon-dioxide!

Disciple : How is it that Pranayama develops mental capacities? What part does it play in bringing about the higher consciousness?

Sri Aurobindo : It is the Pranic - vital - currents which sustain mental activity. When these currents are changed by Pranayama, they bring about a change in the brain. The cause of dullness of the brain is some obstruction in it which does not allow the higher thought to be communicated to it. When this obstruction is removed the higher mental being is able to communicate its action easily to the brain. When the higher consciousness is attained the brain does not become dull. My experience is that it becomes illumined.

~ Sri Aurobindo, A B Purani, Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, 19-9-1926,
155:Nati is the submission of the soul to the will of God; its acceptance of all touches as His touches, of all experience as His play with the soul of man. Nati may be with titiksha, feeling the sorrow but accepting it as God's will, or with udasinata, rising superior to it and regarding joy and sorrow equally as God's working in these lower instruments, or with ananda, receiving everything as the play of Krishna and therefore in itself delightful. The last is the state of the complete Yogin, for by this continual joyous or anandamaya namaskara to God constantly practised we arrive eventually at the entire elimination of grief, pain etc, the entire freedom from the dwandwas, and find the Brahmananda in every smallest, most trivial, most apparently discordant detail of life & experience in this human body. We get rid entirely of fear and suffering; Anandam Brahmano vidvan na bibheti kutaschana. We may have to begin with titiksha and udasinata but it is in this ananda that we must consummate the siddhi of samata. The Yogin receives victory and defeat, success and ill-success, pleasure and pain, honour and disgrace with an equal, a sama ananda, first by buddhi-yoga, separating himself from his habitual mental & nervous reactions & insisting by vichara on the true nature of the experience itself and of his own soul which is secretly anandamaya, full of the sama ananda in all things. He comes to change all the ordinary values of experience; amangala reveals itself to him as mangala, defeat & ill-success as the fulfilment of God's immediate purpose and a step towards ultimate victory, grief and pain as concealed and perverse forms of pleasure. A stage arrives even, when physical pain itself, the hardest thing for material man to bear, changes its nature in experience and becomes physical ananda; but this is only at the end when this human being, imprisoned in matter, subjected to mind, emerges from his subjection, conquers his mind and delivers himself utterly in his body, realising his true anandamaya self in every part of the adhara.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Record Of Yoga,
156:Jnana Yoga, the Path of Knowledge; :::
   The Path of Knowledge aims at the realisation of the unique and supreme Self. It proceeds by the method of intellectual reflection, vicara ¯, to right discrimination, viveka. It observes and distinguishes the different elements of our apparent or phenomenal being and rejecting identification with each of them arrives at their exclusion and separation in one common term as constituents of Prakriti, of phenomenal Nature, creations of Maya, the phenomenal consciousness. So it is able to arrive at its right identification with the pure and unique Self which is not mutable or perishable, not determinable by any phenomenon or combination of phenomena. From this point the path, as ordinarily followed, leads to the rejection of the phenomenal worlds from the consciousness as an illusion and the final immergence without return of the individual soul in the Supreme. But this exclusive consummation is not the sole or inevitable result of the Path of Knowledge. For, followed more largely and with a less individual aim, the method of Knowledge may lead to an active conquest of the cosmic existence for the Divine no less than to a transcendence. The point of this departure is the realisation of the supreme Self not only in one's own being but in all beings and, finally, the realisation of even the phenomenal aspects of the world as a play of the divine consciousness and not something entirely alien to its true nature. And on the basis of this realisation a yet further enlargement is possible, the conversion of all forms of knowledge, however mundane, into activities of the divine consciousness utilisable for the perception of the one and unique Object of knowledge both in itself and through the play of its forms and symbols. Such a method might well lead to the elevation of the whole range of human intellect and perception to the divine level, to its spiritualisation and to the justification of the cosmic travail of knowledge in humanity.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Conditions of the Synthesis, The Systems Of Yoga, 38,
157:separating from the heart and mind and the benefits of doing so :::
   Therefore the mental Purusha has to separate himself from association and self-identification with this desire-mind. He has to say I am not this thing that struggles and suffers, grieves and rejoices, loves and hates, hopes and is baffled, is angry and afraid and cheerful and depressed, a thing of vital moods and emotional passions. All these are merely workings and habits of Prakriti in the sensational and emotional mind. The mind then draws back from its emotions and becomes with these, as with the bodily movements and experiences, the observer or witness. There is again an inner cleavage. There is this emotional mind in which these moods and passions continue to occur according to the habit of the modes of Nature and there is the observing mind which sees them, studies and understands but is detached from them. It observes them as if in a sort of action and play on a mental stage of personages other than itself, at first with interest and a habit of relapse into identification, then with entire calm and detachment, and, finally, attaining not only to calm but to the pure delight of its own silent existence, with a smile at thier unreality as at the imaginary joys and sorrows of a child who is playing and loses himself in the play. Secondly, it becomes aware of itself as master of the sanction who by his withdrawl of sanction can make this play to cease. When the sanction is withdrawn, another significant phenomenon takes place; the emotional mind becomes normally calm and pure and free from these reactions, and even when they come, they no longer rise from within but seem to fall on it as impression from outside to which its fibers are still able to respond; but this habit of reponse dies away and the emotional mind is in time entirely liberated from the passions which it has renounced. Hope and fear, joy and grief, liking and disliking, attraction and repulsion, content and discontent, gladness and depression, horror and wrath and fear and disgust and shame and the passions of love and hatred fall away from the liberated psychic being.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Release from the Heart and the Mind, 352,
158:the three stages of the ascent :::
   There are three stages of the ascent, -at the bottom the bodily life enslaved to the pressure of necessity and desire, in the middle the mental, the higher emotional and psychic rule that feels after greater interests, aspirations, experiences, ideas, and at the summits first a deeper psychic and spiritual state and then a supramental eternal consciousness in which all our aspirations and seekings discover their own intimate significance.In the bodily life first desire and need and then the practical good of the individual and the society are the governing consideration, the dominant force. In the mental life ideas and ideals rule, ideas that are half-lights wearing the garb of Truth, ideals formed by the mind as a result of a growing but still imperfect intuition and experience. Whenever the mental life prevails and the bodily diminishes its brute insistence, man the mental being feels pushed by the urge of mental Nature to mould in the sense of the idea or the ideal the life of the individual, and in the end even the vaguer more complex life of the society is forced to undergo this subtle process.In the spiritual life, or when a higher power than Mind has manifested and taken possession of the nature, these limited motive-forces recede, dwindle, tend to disappear. The spiritual or supramental Self, the Divine Being, the supreme and immanent Reality, must be alone the Lord within us and shape freely our final development according to the highest, widest, most integral expression possible of the law of our nature. In the end that nature acts in the perfect Truth and its spontaneous freedom; for it obeys only the luminous power of the Eternal. The individual has nothing further to gain, no desire to fulfil; he has become a portion of the impersonality or the universal personality of the Eternal. No other object than the manifestation and play of the Divine Spirit in life and the maintenance and conduct of the world in its march towards the divine goal can move him to action. Mental ideas, opinions, constructions are his no more; for his mind has fallen into silence, it is only a channel for the Light and Truth of the divine knowledge. Ideals are too narrow for the vastness of his spirit; it is the ocean of the Infinite that flows through him and moves him for ever.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Supreme Will,
159:reading :::
   Self-Help Reading List:
   James Allen As a Man Thinketh (1904)
   Marcus Aurelius Meditations (2nd Century)
   The Bhagavad-Gita
   The Bible
   Robert Bly Iron John (1990)
   Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy (6thC)
   Alain de Botton How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997)
   William Bridges Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes (1980)
   David Brooks The Road to Character (2015)
   Brené Brown Daring Greatly (2012)
   David D Burns The New Mood Therapy (1980)
   Joseph Campbell (with Bill Moyers) The Power of Myth (1988)
   Richard Carlson Don't Sweat The Small Stuff (1997)
   Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936)
   Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (1994)
   Clayton Christensen How Will You Measure Your Life? (2012)
   Paulo Coelho The Alchemist (1988)
   Stephen Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989)
   Mihaly Cziksentmihalyi Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (1991)
   The Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler The Art of Happiness (1999)
   The Dhammapada (Buddha's teachings)
   Charles Duhigg The Power of Habit (2011)
   Wayne Dyer Real Magic (1992)
   Ralph Waldo Emerson Self-Reliance (1841)
   Clarissa Pinkola Estes Women Who Run With The Wolves (1996)
   Viktor Frankl Man's Search For Meaning (1959)
   Benjamin Franklin Autobiography (1790)
   Shakti Gawain Creative Visualization (1982)
   Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence (1995)
   John Gray Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (1992)
   Louise Hay You Can Heal Your Life (1984)
   James Hillman The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling (1996)
   Susan Jeffers Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway (1987)
   Richard Koch The 80/20 Principle (1998)
   Marie Kondo The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2014)
   Ellen Langer Mindfulness: Choice and Control in Everyday Life (1989)
   Lao-Tzu Tao-te Ching (The Way of Power)
   Maxwell Maltz Psycho-Cybernetics (1960)
   Abraham Maslow Motivation and Personality (1954)
   Thomas Moore Care of the Soul (1992)
   Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (1963)
   Norman Vincent Peale The Power of Positive Thinking (1952)
   M Scott Peck The Road Less Traveled (1990)
   Anthony Robbins Awaken The Giant Within (1991)
   Florence Scovell-Shinn The Game of Life and How To Play It (1923)
   Martin Seligman Learned Optimism (1991)
   Samuel Smiles Self-Help (1859)
   Pierre Teilhard de Chardin The Phenomenon of Man (1955)
   Henry David Thoreau Walden (1854)
   Marianne Williamson A Return To Love (1993)
   ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Self-Help,
160:the ways of the Bhakta and man of Knowledge :::
   In the ordinary paths of Yoga the method used for dealing with these conflicting materials is direct and simple. One or another of the principal psychological forces in us is selected as our single means for attaining to the Divine; the rest is quieted into inertia or left to starve in its smallness. The Bhakta, seizing on the emotional forces of the being, the intense activities of the heart, abides concentrated in the love of God, gathered up as into a single one-pointed tongue of fire; he is indifferent to the activities of thought, throws behind him the importunities of the reason, cares nothing for the mind's thirst for knowledge. All the knowledge he needs is his faith and the inspirations that well up from a heart in communion with the Divine. He has no use for any will to works that is not turned to the direct worship of the Beloved or the service of the temple. The man of Knowledge, self-confined by a deliberate choice to the force and activities of discriminative thought, finds release in the mind's inward-drawn endeavour. He concentrates on the idea of the self, succeeds by a subtle inner discernment in distinguishing its silent presence amid the veiling activities of Nature, and through the perceptive idea arrives at the concrete spiritual experience. He is indifferent to the play of the emotions, deaf to the hunger-call of passion, closed to the activities of Life, -- the more blessed he, the sooner they fall away from him and leave him free, still and mute, the eternal non-doer. The body is his stumbling-block, the vital functions are his enemies; if their demands can be reduced to a minimum, that is his great good fortune. The endless difficulties that arise from the environing world are dismissed by erecting firmly against them a defence of outer physical and inner spiritual solitude; safe behind a wall of inner silence, he remains impassive and untouched by the world and by others. To be alone with oneself or alone with the Divine, to walk apart with God and his devotees, to entrench oneself in the single self-ward endeavour of the mind or Godward passion of the heart is the trend of these Yogas. The problem is solved by the excision of all but the one central difficulty which pursues the only chosen motive-force; into the midst of the dividing calls of our nature the principle of an exclusive concentration comes sovereignly to our rescue.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Self-Consecration. 76-77,
161:The Godhead, the spirit manifested in Nature appears in a sea of infinite quality, Ananta-guna. But the executive or mechanical prakriti is of the threefold Guna, Sattwa, Rajas, Tamas, and the Ananta-guna, the spiritual play of infinite quality, modifies itself in this mechanical nature into the type of these three gunas. And in the soul-force in man this Godhead in Nature represents itself as a fourfold effective Power, caturvyuha , a Power for knowledge, a Power for strength, a Power for mutuality and active and productive relation and interchange, a Power for works and labour and service, and its presence casts all human life into a nexus and inner and outer operation of these four things. The ancient thought of India conscious of this fourfold type of active human personality and nature, built out of it the four types of the Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Sudra, each with its spiritual turn, ethical ideal, suitable upbringing, fixed function in society and place in the evolutionary scale of the spirit. As always tends to be the case when we too much externalise and mechanise the more subtle truths of our nature, this became a hard and fast system inconsistent with the freedom and variability and complexity of the finer developing spirit in man. Nevertheless the truth behind it exists and is one of some considerable importance in the perfection of our power of nature; but we have to take it in its inner aspects, first, personality, character, temperament, soul-type, then the soul-force which lies behind them and wears these forms, and lastly the play of the free spiritual shakti in which they find their culmination and unity beyond all modes. For the crude external idea that a man is born as a Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya or Sudra and that alone, is not a psychological truth of our being. The psychological fact is that there are these four active powers and tendencies of the Spirit and its executive shakti within us and the predominance of one or the other in the more well-formed part of our personality gives us our main tendencies, dominant qualities and capacities, effective turn in action and life. But they are more or less present in an men, here manifest, there latent, here developed, there subdued and depressed or subordinate, and in the perfect man will be raised up to a fullness and harmony which in the spiritual freedom will burst out into the free play of the infinite quality of the spirit in the inner and outer life and in the self-enjoying creative play of the Purusha with his and the world's Nature-Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, 4:15 - Soul-Force and the Fourfold Personality,
162:Disciple: What are the conditions of success in this yoga?

Sri Aurobindo: I have often told of them. Those go through who have the central sincerity. It does not mean that the sincerity is there in all the parts of the being. In that sense no one is entirely ready. But if the central sincerity is there it is possible to establish it in all the parts of the being.
The second thing necessary is a certain receptivity in the being, what we call, the "opening" up of all the planes to the Higher Power.
The third thing required is the power of holding the higher Force, a certain ghanatwa - mass - that can hold the Power when it comes down.
And about the thing that pushes there are two things that generally push: One is the Central Being. The other is destiny. If the Central Being wants to do something it pushes the man. Even when the man goes off the line he is pushed back again to the path. Of course, the Central Being may push through the mind or any other part of the being. Also, if the man is destined he is pushed to the path either to go through or to get broken,

Disciple: There are some people who think they are destined or chosen and we see that they are not "chosen".

Sri Aurobindo: Of course, plenty of people think that they are specially "chosen" and that they are the first and the "elect" and so on. All that is nothing.

Disciple: Then, can you. say who is fit out of all those that have come?

Sri Aurobindo: It is very difficult to say. But this can be said that everyone of those who have come in has some chance to go through if he can hold on to it.

Disciple: There is also a chance of failure.

Sri Aurobindo: Of course, and besides, the whole universe is a play of forces and one can't always wait till all the conditions of success have been fulfilled. One has to take risks and take his chance.

Disciple: What is meant by "chance"? Does it mean that it is only one possibility out of many others, or does it mean that one would be able to succeed in yoga?

Sri Aurobindo: It means only that he can succeed if he takes his chance properly. For instance, X had his chance.

Disciple: Those who fall on the path or slip, do they go down in their evolution?

Sri Aurobindo: That depends. Ultimately, the Yoga may be lost to him.

Disciple: The Gita says: Na hi kalyānkṛt - nothing that is beneficial - comes to a bad end.

Sri Aurobindo: That is from another standpoint. You must note the word is kalyān kṛt - it is an important addition.
~ Sri Aurobindo, EVENING TALKS WITH SRI AUROBINDO, RECORDED BY A B PURANI (20-09-1926),
163:Workshops, churches, and palaces were full of these fatal works of art; he had even helped with a few himself. They were deeply disappointing be­ cause they aroused the desire for the highest and did not fulfill it. They lacked the most essential thing-mystery. That was what dreams and truly great works of art had in common : mystery. Goldmund continued his thought: It is mystery I love and pursue. Several times I have seen it beginning to take shape; as an artist, I would like to capture and express it. Some day, perhaps, I'll be able to. The figure of the universal mother, the great birthgiver, for example. Unlike other fi gures, her mystery does not consist of this or that detail, of a particular voluptuousness or sparseness, coarseness or delicacy, power or gracefulness. It consists of a fusion of the greatest contrasts of the world, those that cannot otherwise be combined, that have made peace only in this figure. They live in it together: birth and death, tenderness and cruelty, life and destruction. If I only imagined this fi gure, and were she merely the play of my thoughts, it would not matter about her, I could dismiss her as a mistake and forget about her. But the universal mother is not an idea of mine; I did not think her up, I saw her! She lives inside me. I've met her again and again. She appeared to me one winter night in a village when I was asked to hold a light over the bed of a peasant woman giving birth: that's when the image came to life within me. I often lose it; for long periods it re­ mains remote; but suddenly it Hashes clear again, as it did today. The image of my own mother, whom I loved most of all, has transformed itself into this new image, and lies encased within the new one like the pit in the cherry.

   As his present situation became clear to him, Goldmund was afraid to make a decision. It was as difficult as when he had said farewell to Narcissus and to the cloister. Once more he was on an impor­ tant road : the road to his mother. Would this mother-image one day take shape, a work of his hands, and become visible to all? Perhaps that was his goal, the hidden meaning of his life. Perhaps; he didn't know. But one thing he did know : it was good to travel toward his mother, to be drawn and called by her. He felt alive. Perhaps he'd never be able to shape her image, perhaps she'd always remain a dream, an intuition, a golden shimmer, a sacred mystery. At any rate, he had to follow her and submit his fate to her. She was his star.

   And now the decision was at his fingertips; everything had become clear. Art was a beautiful thing, but it was no goddess, no goal-not for him. He was not to follow art, but only the call of his mother.

   ~ Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund,
164:The Mahashakti, the universal Mother, works out whatever is transmitted by her transcendent consciousness from the Supreme and enters into the worlds that she has made; her presence fills and supports them with the divine spirit and the divine all-sustaining force and delight without which they could not exist. That which we call Nature or Prakriti is only her most outward executive aspect; she marshals and arranges the harmony of her forces and processes, impels the operations of Nature and moves among them secret or manifest in all that can be seen or experienced or put into motion of life. Each of the worlds is nothing but one play of the Mahashakti of that system of worlds or universe, who is there as the cosmic Soul and Personality of the transcendent Mother. Each is something that she has seen in her vision, gathered into her heart of beauty and power and created in her Ananda.
   But there are many planes of her creation, many steps of the Divine Shakti. At the summit of this manifestation of which we are a part there are worlds of infinite existence, consciousness, force and bliss over which the Mother stands as the unveiled eternal Power. All beings there live and move in an ineffable completeness and unalterable oneness, because she carries them safe in her arms for ever. Nearer to us are the worlds of a perfect supramental creation in which the Mother is the supramental Mahashakti, a Power of divine omniscient Will and omnipotent Knowledge always apparent in its unfailing works and spontaneously perfect in every process. There all movements are the steps of the Truth; there all beings are souls and powers and bodies of the divine Light; there all experiences are seas and floods and waves of an intense and absolute Ananda. But here where we dwell are the worlds of the Ignorance, worlds of mind and life and body separated in consciousness from their source, of which this earth is a significant centre and its evolution a crucial process. This too with all its obscurity and struggle and imperfection is upheld by the Universal Mother; this too is impelled and guided to its secret aim by the Mahashakti.
   The Mother as the Mahashakti of this triple world of the Ignorance stands in an intermediate plane between the supramental Light, the Truth life, the Truth creation which has to be brought down here and this mounting and descending hierarchy of planes of consciousness that like a double ladder lapse into the nescience of Matter and climb back again through the flowering of life and soul and mind into the infinity of the Spirit. Determining all that shall be in this universe and in the terrestrial evolution by what she sees and feels and pours from her, she stands there... ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
165:It is then by a transformation of life in its very principle, not by an external manipulation of its phenomena, that the integral Yoga proposes to change it from a troubled and ignorant into a luminous and harmonious movement of Nature. There are three conditions which are indispensable for the achievement of this central inner revolution and new formation; none of them is altogether sufficient in itself, but by their united threefold power the uplifting can be done, the conversion made and completely made. For, first, life as it is is a movement of desire and it has built in us as its centre a desire-soul which refers to itself all the motions of life and puts in them its own troubled hue and pain of an ignorant, half-lit, baffled endeavour: for a divine living, desire must be abolished and replaced by a purer and firmer motive-power, the tormented soul of desire dissolved and in its stead there must emerge the calm, strength, happiness of a true vital being now concealed within us. Next, life as it is is driven or led partly by the impulse of the life-force, partly by a mind which is mostly a servant and abettor of the ignorant life-impulse, but in part also its uneasy and not too luminous or competent guide and mentor; for a divine life the mind and the life-impulse must cease to be anything but instruments and the inmost psychic being must take their place as the leader on the path and the indicator of a divine guidance. Last, life as it is is turned towards the satisfaction of the separative ego; ego must disappear and be replaced by the true spiritual person, the central being, and life itself must be turned towards the fulfilment of the Divine in terrestrial existence; it must feel a Divine Force awaking within it and become an obedient instrumentation of its purpose.
   There is nothing that is not ancient and familiar in the first of these three transforming inner movements; for it has always been one of the principal objects of spiritual discipline. It has been best formulated in the already expressed doctrine of the Gita by which a complete renouncement of desire for the fruits as the motive of action, a complete annulment of desire itself, the complete achievement of a perfect equality are put forward as the normal status of a spiritual being. A perfect spiritual equality is the one true and infallible sign of the cessation of desire, - to be equal-souled to all things, unmoved by joy and sorrow, the pleasant and the unpleasant, success or failure, to look with an equal eye on high and low, friend and enemy, the virtuous and the sinner, to see in all beings the manifold manifestation of the One and in all things the multitudinous play or the slow masked evolution of the embodied Spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 2, 176,
166:O Death, thou lookst on an unfinished world
Assailed by thee and of its road unsure,
Peopled by imperfect minds and ignorant lives,
And sayest God is not and all is vain.
How shall the child already be the man?
Because he is infant, shall he never grow?
Because he is ignorant, shall he never learn?
In a small fragile seed a great tree lurks,
In a tiny gene a thinking being is shut;
A little element in a little sperm,
It grows and is a conqueror and a sage.
Then wilt thou spew out, Death, God's mystic truth,
Deny the occult spiritual miracle?
Still wilt thou say there is no spirit, no God?
A mute material Nature wakes and sees;
She has invented speech, unveiled a will.
Something there waits beyond towards which she strives,
Something surrounds her into which she grows:
To uncover the spirit, to change back into God,
To exceed herself is her transcendent task.
In God concealed the world began to be,
Tardily it travels towards manifest God:
Our imperfection towards perfection toils,
The body is the chrysalis of a soul:
The infinite holds the finite in its arms,
Time travels towards revealed eternity.
A miracle structure of the eternal Mage,
Matter its mystery hides from its own eyes,
A scripture written out in cryptic signs,
An occult document of the All-Wonderful's art.
All here bears witness to his secret might,
In all we feel his presence and his power.
A blaze of his sovereign glory is the sun,
A glory is the gold and glimmering moon,
A glory is his dream of purple sky.
A march of his greatness are the wheeling stars.
His laughter of beauty breaks out in green trees,
His moments of beauty triumph in a flower;
The blue sea's chant, the rivulet's wandering voice
Are murmurs falling from the Eternal's harp.
This world is God fulfilled in outwardness.
His ways challenge our reason and our sense;
By blind brute movements of an ignorant Force,
By means we slight as small, obscure or base,
A greatness founded upon little things,
He has built a world in the unknowing Void.
His forms he has massed from infinitesimal dust;
His marvels are built from insignificant things.
If mind is crippled, life untaught and crude,
If brutal masks are there and evil acts,
They are incidents of his vast and varied plot,
His great and dangerous drama's needed steps;
He makes with these and all his passion-play,
A play and yet no play but the deep scheme
Of a transcendent Wisdom finding ways
To meet her Lord in the shadow and the Night:
Above her is the vigil of the stars;
Watched by a solitary Infinitude
She embodies in dumb Matter the Divine,
In symbol minds and lives the Absolute.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
167:- for every well-made and significant poem, picture, statue or building is an act of creative knowledge, a living discovery of the consciousness, a figure of Truth, a dynamic form of mental and vital self-expression or world-expression, - all that seeks, all that finds, all that voices or figures is a realisation of something of the play of the Infinite and to that extent can be made a means of God-realisation or of divine formation. But the Yogin has to see that it is no longer done as part of an ignorant mental life; it can be accepted by him only if by the feeling, the remembrance, the dedication within it, it is turned into a movement of the spiritual consciousness and becomes a part of its vast grasp of comprehensive illuminating knowledge.
   For all must be done as a sacrifice, all activities must have the One Divine for their object and the heart of their meaning. The Yogin's aim in the sciences that make for knowledge should be to discover and understand the workings of the Divine Consciousness-Puissance in man and creatures and things and forces, her creative significances, her execution of the mysteries, the symbols in which she arranges the manifestation. The Yogin's aim in the practical sciences, whether mental and physical or occult and psychic, should be to enter into the ways of the Divine and his processes, to know the materials and means for the work given to us so that we may use that knowledge for a conscious and faultless expression of the spirit's mastery, joy and self-fulfilment. The Yogin's aim in the Arts should not be a mere aesthetic, mental or vital gratification, but, seeing the Divine everywhere, worshipping it with a revelation of the meaning of its own works, to express that One Divine in ideal forms, the One Divine in principles and forces, the One Divine in gods and men and creatures and objects. The theory that sees an intimate connection between religious aspiration and the truest and greatest Art is in essence right; but we must substitute for the mixed and doubtful religious motive a spiritual aspiration, vision, interpreting experience. For the wider and more comprehensive the seeing, the more it contains in itself the sense of the hidden Divine in humanity and in all things and rises beyond a superficial religiosity into the spiritual life, the more luminous, flexible, deep and powerful will the Art be that springs from that high motive. The Yogin's distinction from other men is this that he lives in a higher and vaster spiritual consciousness; all his work of knowledge or creation must then spring from there: it must not be made in the mind, - for it is a greater truth and vision than mental man's that he has to express or rather that presses to express itself through him and mould his works, not for his personal satisfaction, but for a divine purpose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 1, 142 [T4],
168:The modern distinction is that the poet appeals to the imagination and not to the intellect. But there are many kinds of imagination; the objective imagination which visualises strongly the outward aspects of life and things; the subjective imagination which visualises strongly the mental and emotional impressions they have the power to start in the mind; the imagination which deals in the play of mental fictions and to which we give the name of poetic fancy; the aesthetic imagination which delights in the beauty of words and images for their own sake and sees no farther. All these have their place in poetry, but they only give the poet his materials, they are only the first instruments in the creation of poetic style. The essential poetic imagination does not stop short with even the most subtle reproductions of things external or internal, with the richest or delicatest play of fancy or with the most beautiful colouring of word or image. It is creative, not of either the actual or the fictitious, but of the more and the most real; it sees the spiritual truth of things, - of this truth too there are many gradations, - which may take either the actual or the ideal for its starting-point. The aim of poetry, as of all true art, is neither a photographic or otherwise realistic imitation of Nature, nor a romantic furbishing and painting or idealistic improvement of her image, but an interpretation by the images she herself affords us, not on one but on many planes of her creation, of that which she conceals from us, but is ready, when rightly approached, to reveal.

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

   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry,
169:reading :::
   50 Psychology Classics: List of Books Covered:
   Alfred Adler - Understanding Human Nature (1927)
   Gordon Allport - The Nature of Prejudice (1954)
   Albert Bandura - Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control (1997)
   Gavin Becker - The Gift of Fear (1997)
   Eric Berne - Games People Play (1964)
   Isabel Briggs Myers - Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type (1980)
   Louann Brizendine - The Female Brain (2006)
   David D Burns - Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (1980)
   Susan Cain - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (2012)
   Robert Cialdini - Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (1984)
   Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Creativity (1997)
   Carol Dweck - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (2006)
   Albert Ellis & Robert Harper - (1961) A Guide To Rational Living(1961)
   Milton Erickson - My Voice Will Go With You (1982) by Sidney Rosen
   Eric Erikson - Young Man Luther (1958)
   Hans Eysenck - Dimensions of Personality (1947)
   Viktor Frankl - The Will to Meaning (1969)
   Anna Freud - The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense (1936)
   Sigmund Freud - The Interpretation of Dreams (1901)
   Howard Gardner - Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983)
   Daniel Gilbert - Stumbling on Happiness (2006)
   Malcolm Gladwell - Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005)
   Daniel Goleman - Emotional Intelligence at Work (1998)
   John M Gottman - The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work (1999)
   Temple Grandin - The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed (2013)
   Harry Harlow - The Nature of Love (1958)
   Thomas A Harris - I'm OK - You're OK (1967)
   Eric Hoffer - The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951)
   Karen Horney - Our Inner Conflicts (1945)
   William James - Principles of Psychology (1890)
   Carl Jung - The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (1953)
   Daniel Kahneman - Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011)
   Alfred Kinsey - Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953)
   RD Laing - The Divided Self (1959)
   Abraham Maslow - The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1970)
   Stanley Milgram - Obedience To Authority (1974)
   Walter Mischel - The Marshmallow Test (2014)
   Leonard Mlodinow - Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior (2012)
   IP Pavlov - Conditioned Reflexes (1927)
   Fritz Perls - Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality (1951)
   Jean Piaget - The Language and Thought of the Child (1966)
   Steven Pinker - The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002)
   VS Ramachandran - Phantoms in the Brain (1998)
   Carl Rogers - On Becoming a Person (1961)
   Oliver Sacks - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1970)
   Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less (2004)
   Martin Seligman - Authentic Happiness (2002)
   BF Skinner - Beyond Freedom & Dignity (1953)
   Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen - Difficult Conversations (2000)
   William Styron - Darkness Visible (1990)
   ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Psychology Classics,
170:Sweet Mother, here it is written: "It is part of the foundation of Yoga to become conscious of the great complexity of our nature, see the different forces that move it and get over it a control of directing knowledge." Are these forces different for each person?

Yes. The composition is completely different, otherwise everybody would be the same. There are not two beings with an identical combination; between the different parts of the being and the composition of these parts the proportion is different in each individual. There are people, primitive men, people like the yet undeveloped races or the degenerated ones whose combinations are fairly simple; they are still complicated, but comparatively simple. And there are people absolutely at the top of the human ladder, the e ́lite of humanity; their combinations become so complicated that a very special discernment is needed to find the relations between all these things.

There are beings who carry in themselves thousands of different personalities, and then each one has its own rhythm and alternation, and there is a kind of combination; sometimes there are inner conflicts, and there is a play of activities which are rhythmic and with alternations of certain parts which come to the front and then go back and again come to the front. But when one takes all that, it makes such complicated combinations that some people truly find it difficult to understand what is going on in themselves; and yet these are the ones most capable of a complete, coordinated, conscious, organised action; but their organisation is infinitely more complicated than that of primitive or undeveloped men who have two or three impulses and four or five ideas, and who can arrange all this very easily in themselves and seem to be very co-ordinated and logical because there is not very much to organise. But there are people truly like a multitude, and so that gives them a plasticity, a fluidity of action and an extraordinary complexity of perception, and these people are capable of understanding a considerable number of things, as though they had at their disposal a veritable army which they move according to circumstance and need; and all this is inside them. So when these people, with the help of yoga, the discipline of yoga, succeed in centralising all these beings around the central light of the divine Presence, they become powerful entities, precisely because of their complexity. So long as this is not organised they often give the impression of an incoherence, they are almost incomprehensible, one can't manage to understand why they are like that, they are so complex. But when they have organised all these beings, that is, put each one in its place around the divine centre, then truly they are terrific, for they have the capacity of understanding almost everything and doing almost everything because of the multitude of entities they contain, of which they are constituted. And the nearer one is to the top of the ladder, the more it is like that, and consequently the more difficult it is to organise one's being; because when you have about a dozen elements, you can quickly compass and organise them, but when you have thousands of them, it is difficult. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955, 215-216,
171:Can it be said in justification of one's past that whatever has happened in one's life had to happen?

The Mother: Obviously, what has happened had to happen; it would not have been, if it had not been intended. Even the mistakes that we have committed and the adversities that fell upon us had to be, because there was some necessity in them, some utility for our lives. But in truth these things cannot be explained mentally and should not be. For all that happened was necessary, not for any mental reason, but to lead us to something beyond what the mind imagines. But is there any need to explain after all? The whole universe explains everything at every moment and a particular thing happens because the whole universe is what it is. But this does not mean that we are bound over to a blind acquiescence in Nature's inexorable law. You can accept the past as a settled fact and perceive the necessity in it, and still you can use the experience it gave you to build up the power consciously to guide and shape your present and your future.

Is the time also of an occurrence arranged in the Divine Plan of things?

The Mother: All depends upon the plane from which one sees and speaks. There is a plane of divine consciousness in which all is known absolutely, and the whole plan of things foreseen and predetermined. That way of seeing lives in the highest reaches of the Supramental; it is the Supreme's own vision. But when we do not possess that consciousness, it is useless to speak in terms that hold good only in that region and are not our present effective way of seeing things. For at a lower level of consciousness nothing is realised or fixed beforehand; all is in the process of making. Here there are no settled facts, there is only the play of possibilities; out of the clash of possibilities is realised the thing that has to happen. On this plane we can choose and select; we can refuse one possibility and accept another; we can follow one path, turn away from another. And that we can do, even though what is actually happening may have been foreseen and predetermined in a higher plane.

The Supreme Consciousness knows everything beforehand, because everything is realised there in her eternity. But for the sake of her play and in order to carry out actually on the physical plane what is foreordained in her own supreme self, she moves here upon earth as if she did not know the whole story; she works as if it was a new and untried thread that she was weaving. It is this apparent forgetfulness of her own foreknowledge in the higher consciousness that gives to the individual in the active life of the world his sense of freedom and independence and initiative. These things in him are her pragmatic tools or devices, and it is through this machinery that the movements and issues planned and foreseen elsewhere are realised here.

It may help you to understand if you take the example of an actor. An actor knows the whole part he has to play; he has in his mind the exact sequence of what is to happen on the stage. But when he is on the stage, he has to appear as if he did not know anything; he has to feel and act as if he were experiencing all these things for the first time, as if it was an entirely new world with all its chance events and surprises that was unrolling before his eyes. 28th April ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
172:If this is the truth of works, the first thing the sadhaka has to do is to recoil from the egoistic forms of activity and get rid of the sense of an "I" that acts. He has to see and feel that everything happens in him by the plastic conscious or subconscious or sometimes superconscious automatism of his mental and bodily instruments moved by the forces of spiritual, mental, vital and physical Nature. There is a personality on his surface that chooses and wills, submits and struggles, tries to make good in Nature or prevail over Nature, but this personality is itself a construction of Nature and so dominated, driven, determined by her that it cannot be free. It is a formation or expression of the Self in her, - it is a self of Nature rather than a self of Self, his natural and processive, not his spiritual and permanent being, a temporary constructed personality, not the true immortal Person. It is that Person that he must become. He must succeed in being inwardly quiescent, detach himself as the observer from the outer active personality and learn the play of the cosmic forces in him by standing back from all blinding absorption in its turns and movements. Thus calm, detached, a student of himself and a witness of his nature, he realises that he is the individual soul who observes the works of Nature, accepts tranquilly her results and sanctions or withholds his sanction from the impulse to her acts. At present this soul or Purusha is little more than an acquiescent spectator, influencing perhaps the action and development of the being by the pressure of its veiled consciousness, but for the most part delegating its powers or a fragment of them to the outer personality, - in fact to Nature, for this outer self is not lord but subject to her, anı̄sa; but, once unveiled, it can make its sanction or refusal effective, become the master of the action, dictate sovereignly a change of Nature. Even if for a long time, as the result of fixed association and past storage of energy, the habitual movement takes place independent of the Purusha's assent and even if the sanctioned movement is persistently refused by Nature for want of past habit, still he will discover that in the end his assent or refusal prevails, - slowly with much resistance or quickly with a rapid accommodation of her means and tendencies she modifies herself and her workings in the direction indicated by his inner sight or volition. Thus he learns in place of mental control or egoistic will an inner spiritual control which makes him master of the Nature-forces that work in him and not their unconscious instrument or mechanic slave. Above and around him is the Shakti, the universal Mother and from her he can get all his inmost soul needs and wills if only he has a true knowledge of her ways and a true surrender to the divine Will in her. Finally, he becomes aware of that highest dynamic Self within him and within Nature which is the source of all his seeing and knowing, the source of the sanction, the source of the acceptance, the source of the rejection. This is the Lord, the Supreme, the One-in-all, Ishwara-Shakti, of whom his soul is a portion, a being of that Being and a power of that Power. The rest of our progress depends on our knowledge of the ways in which the Lord of works manifests his Will in the world and in us and executes them through the transcendent and universal Shakti. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Supreme Will, 216,
173:It is thus by an integralisation of our divided being that the Divine Shakti in the Yoga will proceed to its object; for liberation, perfection, mastery are dependent on this integralisation, since the little wave on the surface cannot control its own movement, much less have any true control over the vast life around it. The Shakti, the power of the Infinite and the Eternal descends within us, works, breaks up our present psychological formations, shatters every wall, widens, liberates, presents us with always newer and greater powers of vision, ideation, perception and newer and greater life-motives, enlarges and newmodels increasingly the soul and its instruments, confronts us with every imperfection in order to convict and destroy it, opens to a greater perfection, does in a brief period the work of many lives or ages so that new births and new vistas open constantly within us. Expansive in her action, she frees the consciousness from confinement in the body; it can go out in trance or sleep or even waking and enter into worlds or other regions of this world and act there or carry back its experience. It spreads out, feeling the body only as a small part of itself, and begins to contain what before contained it; it achieves the cosmic consciousness and extends itself to be commensurate with the universe. It begins to know inwardly and directly and not merely by external observation and contact the forces at play in the world, feels their movement, distinguishes their functioning and can operate immediately upon them as the scientist operates upon physical forces, accept their action and results in our mind, life, body or reject them or modify, change, reshape, create immense new powers and movements in place of the old small functionings of the nature. We begin to perceive the working of the forces of universal Mind and to know how our thoughts are created by that working, separate from within the truth and falsehood of our perceptions, enlarge their field, extend and illumine their significance, become master of our own minds and active to shape the movements of Mind in the world around us. We begin to perceive the flow and surge of the universal life-forces, detect the origin and law of our feelings, emotions, sensations, passions, are free to accept, reject, new-create, open to wider, rise to higher planes of Life-Power. We begin to perceive too the key to the enigma of Matter, follow the interplay of Mind and Life and Consciousness upon it, discover more and more its instrumental and resultant function and detect ultimately the last secret of Matter as a form not merely of Energy but of involved and arrested or unstably fixed and restricted consciousness and begin to see too the possibility of its liberation and plasticity of response to higher Powers, its possibilities for the conscious and no longer the more than half-inconscient incarnation and self-expression of the Spirit. All this and more becomes more and more possible as the working of the Divine Shakti increases in us and, against much resistance or labour to respond of our obscure consciousness, through much struggle and movement of progress and regression and renewed progress necessitated by the work of intensive transformation of a half-inconscient into a conscious substance, moves to a greater purity, truth, height, range. All depends on the psychic awakening in us, the completeness of our response to her and our growing surrender. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 2, 183,
174:Sometimes one cannot distinguish adverse forces from other forces.

That happens when one is quite unconscious. There are only two cases when this is possible: you are either very unconscious of the movements of your being - you have not studied, you have not observed, you do not know what is happening within you - or you are absolutely insincere, that is, you play the ostrich in order not to see the reality of things: you hide your head, you hide your observation, your knowledge and you say, "It is not there." But indeed the latter I hope is not in question here. Hence it is simply because one has not the habit of observing oneself that one is so unconscious of what is happening within.

Have you ever practised distinguishing what comes from your mind, what comes from your vital, what comes from your physical?... For it is mixed up; it is mixed up in the outward appearance. If you do not take care to distinguish, it makes a kind of soup, all that together. So it is indistinct and difficult to discoveR But if you observe yourself, after some time you see certain things, you feel them to be there, like that, as though they were in your skin; for some other things you feel you would have to go within yourself to find out from where they come; for other things, you have to go still further inside, or otherwise you have to rise up a little: it comes from unconsciousness. And there are others; then you must go very deep, very deep to find out from where they come. This is just a beginning.

Simply observe. You are in a certain condition, a certain undefinable condition. Then look: "What! how is it I am like that?" You try to see first if you have fever or some other illness; but it is all right, everything is all right, there's neither headache nor fever, the stomach is not protesting, the heart is functioning as it should, indeed, all's well, you are normal. "Why then am I feeling so uneasy?"... So you go a little further within. It depends on cases. Sometimes you find out immediately: yes, there was a little incident which wasn't pleasant, someone said a word that was not happy or one had failed in his task or perhaps did not know one's lesson very well, the teacher had made a remark. At the time, one did not pay attention properly, but later on, it begins to work, leaves a painful impression. That is the second stage. Afterwards, if nothing happened: "All's well, everything is normal, everything usual, I have nothing to note down, nothing has happened: why then do I feel like that?" Now it begins to be interesting, because one must enter much more deeply within oneself. And then it can be all sorts of things: it may be precisely the expression of an attack that is preparing; it may be a little inner anxiety seeking the progress that has to be made; it may be a premonition that there is somewhere in contact with oneself something not altogether harmonious which one has to change: something one must see, discover, change, on which light is to be put, something that is still there, deep down, and which should no longer be there. Then if you look at yourself very carefully, you find out: "There! I am still like that; in that little corner, there is still something of that kind, not clear: a little selfishness, a little ill-will, something refusing to change." So you see it, you take it by the tip of its nose or by the ear and hold it up in full light: "So, you were hiding! you are hiding? But I don't want you any longer." And then it has to go away.

This is a great progress.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 102-104, [T4],
175:DHARANA

NOW that we have learnt to observe the mind, so that we know how it works to some extent, and have begun to understand the elements of control, we may try the result of gathering together all the powers of the mind, and attempting to focus them on a single point.

   We know that it is fairly easy for the ordinary educated mind to think without much distraction on a subject in which it is much interested. We have the popular phrase, "revolving a thing in the mind"; and as long as the subject is sufficiently complex, as long as thoughts pass freely, there is no great difficulty. So long as a gyroscope is in motion, it remains motionless relatively to its support, and even resists attempts to distract it; when it stops it falls from that position. If the earth ceased to spin round the sun, it would at once fall into the sun. The moment then that the student takes a simple subject - or rather a simple object - and imagines it or visualizes it, he will find that it is not so much his creature as he supposed. Other thoughts will invade the mind, so that the object is altogether forgotten, perhaps for whole minutes at a time; and at other times the object itself will begin to play all sorts of tricks.

   Suppose you have chosen a white cross. It will move its bar up and down, elongate the bar, turn the bar oblique, get its arms unequal, turn upside down, grow branches, get a crack around it or a figure upon it, change its shape altogether like an Amoeba, change its size and distance as a whole, change the degree of its illumination, and at the same time change its colour. It will get splotchy and blotchy, grow patterns, rise, fall, twist and turn; clouds will pass over its face. There is no conceivable change of which it is incapable. Not to mention its total disappearance, and replacement by something altogether different!

   Any one to whom this experience does not occur need not imagine that he is meditating. It shows merely that he is incapable of concentrating his mind in the very smallest degree. Perhaps a student may go for several days before discovering that he is not meditating. When he does, the obstinacy of the object will infuriate him; and it is only now that his real troubles will begin, only now that Will comes really into play, only now that his manhood is tested. If it were not for the Will-development which he got in the conquest of Asana, he would probably give up. As it is, the mere physical agony which he underwent is the veriest trifle compared with the horrible tedium of Dharana.

   For the first week it may seem rather amusing, and you may even imagine you are progressing; but as the practice teaches you what you are doing, you will apparently get worse and worse. Please understand that in doing this practice you are supposed to be seated in Asana, and to have note-book and pencil by your side, and a watch in front of you. You are not to practise at first for more than ten minutes at a time, so as to avoid risk of overtiring the brain. In fact you will probably find that the whole of your willpower is not equal to keeping to a subject at all for so long as three minutes, or even apparently concentrating on it for so long as three seconds, or three-fifths of one second. By "keeping to it at all" is meant the mere attempt to keep to it. The mind becomes so fatigued, and the object so incredibly loathsome, that it is useless to continue for the time being. In Frater P.'s record we find that after daily practice for six months, meditations of four minutes and less are still being recorded.

   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
176:We have now completed our view of the path of Knowledge and seen to what it leads. First, the end of Yoga of Knowledge is God-possession, it is to possess God and be possessed by him through consciousness, through identification, through reflection of the divine Reality. But not merely in some abstraction away from our present existence, but here also; therefore to possess the Divine in himself, the Divine in the world, the Divine within, the Divine in all things and all beings. It is to possess oneness with God and through that to possess also oneness with the universal, with the cosmos and all existences; therefore to possess the infinite diversity also in the oneness, but on the basis of oneness and not on the basis of division. It is to possess God in his personality and his impersonality; in his purity free from qualities and in his infinite qualities; in time and beyond time; in his action and in his silence; in the finite and in the infinite. It is to possess him not only in pure self, but in all self; not only in self, but in Nature; not only in spirit, but in supermind, mind, life and body; to possess him with the spirit, with the mind, with the vital and the physical consciousness; and it is again for all these to be possessed by him, so that our whole being is one with him, full of him, governed and driven by him. It is, since God is oneness, for our physical consciousness to be one with the soul and the nature of the material universe; for our life, to be one with all life; for our mind, to be one with the universal mind; for our spirit, to be identified with the universal spirit. It is to merge in him in the absolute and find him in all relations. Secondly, it is to put on the divine being and the divine nature. And since God is Sachchidananda, it is to raise our being into the divine being, our consciousness into the divine consciousness, our energy into the divine energy, our delight of existence into the divine delight of being. And it is not only to lift ourselves into this higher consciousness, but to widen into it in all our being, because it is to be found on all the planes of our existence and in all our members, so that our mental, vital, physical existence shall become full of the divine nature. Our intelligent mentality is to become a play of the divine knowledge-will, our mental soul-life a play of the divine love and delight, our vitality a play of the divine life, our physical being a mould of the divine substance. This God-action in us is to be realised by an opening of ourselves to the divine gnosis and divine Ananda and, in its fullness, by an ascent into and a permanent dwelling in the gnosis and the Ananda. For though we live physically on the material plane and in normal outwardgoing life the mind and soul are preoccupied with material existence, this externality of our being is not a binding limitation. We can raise our internal consciousness from plane to plane of the relations of Purusha with prakriti, and even become, instead of the mental being dominated by the physical soul and nature, the gnostic being or the bliss-self and assume the gnostic or the bliss nature. And by this raising of the inner life we can transform our whole outward-going existence; instead of a life dominated by matter we shall then have a life dominated by spirit with all its circumstances moulded and determined by the purity of being, the consciousness infinite even in the finite, the divine energy, the divine joy and bliss of the spirit.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Yoga of Integral Knowledge, The Higher and the Lower Knowledge [511] [T1],
177:This greater Force is that of the Illumined Mind, a Mind no longer of higher Thought, but of spiritual light. Here the clarity of the spiritual intelligence, its tranquil daylight, gives place or subordinates itself to an intense lustre, a splendour and illumination of the spirit: a play of lightnings of spiritual truth and power breaks from above into the consciousness and adds to the calm and wide enlightenment and the vast descent of peace which characterise or accompany the action of the larger conceptual-spiritual principle, a fiery ardour of realisation and a rapturous ecstasy of knowledge. A downpour of inwardly visible Light very usually envelops this action; for it must be noted that, contrary to our ordinary conceptions, light is not primarily a material creation and the sense or vision of light accompanying the inner illumination is not merely a subjective visual image or a symbolic phenomenon: light is primarily a spiritual manifestation of the Divine Reality illuminative and creative; material light is a subsequent representation or conversion of it into Matter for the purposes of the material Energy. There is also in this descent the arrival of a greater dynamic, a golden drive, a luminous enthousiasmos of inner force and power which replaces the comparatively slow and deliberate process of the Higher Mind by a swift, sometimes a vehement, almost a violent impetus of rapid transformation.
   But these two stages of the ascent enjoy their authority and can get their own united completeness only by a reference to a third level; for it is from the higher summits where dwells the intuitional being that they derive the knowledge which they turn into thought or sight and bring down to us for the mind's transmutation. Intuition is a power of consciousness nearer and more intimate to the original knowledge by identity; for it is always something that leaps out direct from a concealed identity. It is when the consciousness of the subject meets with the consciousness in the object, penetrates it and sees, feels or vibrates with the truth of what it contacts, that the intuition leaps out like a spark or lightning-flash from the shock of the meeting; or when the consciousness, even without any such meeting, looks into itself and feels directly and intimately the truth or the truths that are there or so contacts the hidden forces behind appearances, then also there is the outbreak of an intuitive light; or, again, when the consciousness meets the Supreme Reality or the spiritual reality of things and beings and has a contactual union with it, then the spark, the flash or the blaze of intimate truth-perception is lit in its depths. This close perception is more than sight, more than conception: it is the result of a penetrating and revealing touch which carries in it sight and conception as part of itself or as its natural consequence. A concealed or slumbering identity, not yet recovering itself, still remembers or conveys by the intuition its own contents and the intimacy of its self-feeling and self-vision of things, its light of truth, its overwhelming and automatic certitude. ... Intuition is always an edge or ray or outleap of a superior light; it is in us a projecting blade, edge or point of a far-off supermind light entering into and modified by some intermediate truth-mind substance above us and, so modified, again entering into and very much blinded by our ordinary or ignorant mind substance; but on that higher level to which it is native its light is unmixed and therefore entirely and purely veridical, and its rays are not separated but connected or massed together in a play of waves of what might almost be called in the Sanskrit poetic figure a sea or mass of stable lightnings.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
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   In the lower planes can't one say what will happen at a particular moment?

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

~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953,
179:For instance, a popular game with California occultists-I do not know its inventor-involves a Magic Room, much like the Pleasure Dome discussed earlier except that this Magic Room contains an Omniscient Computer.
   To play this game, you simply "astrally project" into the Magic Room. Do not ask what "astral projection" means, and do not assume it is metaphysical (and therefore either impossible, if you are a materialist, or very difficult, if you are a mystic). Just assume this is a gedankenexperiment, a "mind game." Project yourself, in imagination, into this Magic Room and visualize vividly the Omniscient Computer, using the details you need to make such a super-information-processor real to your fantasy. You do not need any knowledge of programming to handle this astral computer. It exists early in the next century; you are getting to use it by a species of time-travel, if that metaphor is amusing and helpful to you. It is so built that it responds immediately to human brain-waves, "reading" them and decoding their meaning. (Crude prototypes of such computers already exist.) So, when you are in this magic room, you can ask this Computer anything, just by thinking of what you want to know. It will read your thought, and project into your brain, by a laser ray, the correct answer.
   There is one slight problem. The computer is very sensitive to all brain-waves. If you have any doubts, it registers them as negative commands, meaning "Do not answer my question." So, the way to use it is to start simply, with "easy" questions. Ask it to dig out of the archives the name of your second-grade teacher. (Almost everybody remembers the name of their first grade teacher-imprint vulnerability again-but that of the second grade teacher tends to get lost.)
   When the computer has dug out the name of your second grade teacher, try it on a harder question, but not one that is too hard. It is very easy to sabotage this machine, but you don't want to sabotage it during these experiments. You want to see how well it can be made to perform.
   It is wise to ask only one question at a time, since it requires concentration to keep this magic computer real on the field of your perception. Do not exhaust your capacities for imagination and visualization on your first trial runs.
   After a few trivial experiments of the second-grade-teacher variety, you can try more interesting programs. Take a person toward whom you have negative feelings, such as anger, disappointment, feeling-of-betrayal, jealousy or whatever interferes with the smooth, tranquil operation of your own bio-computer. Ask the Magic Computer to explain that other person to you; to translate you into their reality-tunnel long enough for you to understand how events seem to them. Especially, ask how you seem to them.
   This computer will do that job for you; but be prepared for some shocks which might be disagreeable at first. This super-brain can also perform exegesis on ideas that seem obscure, paradoxical or enigmatic to us. For instance, early experiments with this computer can very profitably turn on asking it to explain some of the propositions in this book which may seem inexplicable or perversely wrong-headed to you, such as "We are all greater artists than we realize" or "What the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves" or "mind and its contents are functionally identical."
   This computer is much more powerful and scientifically advanced than the rapture-machine in the neurosomatic circuit. It has total access to all the earlier, primitive circuits, and overrules any of them. That is, if you put a meta-programming instruction into this computer; it will relay it downward to the old circuits and cancel contradictory programs left over from the past. For instance, try feeding it on such meta-programming instructions as: 1. I am at cause over my body. 2. I am at cause over my imagination. 3.1 am at cause over my future. 4. My mind abounds with beauty and power. 5.1 like people, and people like me.
   Remember that this computer is only a few decades ahead of present technology, so it cannot "understand" your commands if you harbor any doubts about them. Doubts tell it not to perform. Work always from what you can believe in, extending the area of belief only as results encourage you to try for more dramatic transformations of your past reality-tunnels.
   This represents cybernetic consciousness; the programmer becoming self-programmer, self-metaprogrammer, meta-metaprogrammer, etc. Just as the emotional compulsions of the second circuit seem primitive, mechanical and, ultimately, silly to the neurosomatic consciousness, so, too, the reality maps of the third circuit become comic, relativistic, game-like to the metaprogrammer. "Whatever you say it is, it isn't, " Korzybski, the semanticist, repeated endlessly in his seminars, trying to make clear that third-circuit semantic maps are not the territories they represent; that we can always make maps of our maps, revisions of our revisions, meta-selves of our selves. "Neti, neti" (not that, not that), Hindu teachers traditionally say when asked what "God" is or what "Reality" is. Yogis, mathematicians and musicians seem more inclined to develop meta-programming consciousness than most of humanity. Korzybski even claimed that the use of mathematical scripts is an aid to developing this circuit, for as soon as you think of your mind as mind 1 , and the mind which contemplates that mind as mind2 and the mind which contemplates mind2 contemplating mind 1 as mind3, you are well on your way to meta-programming awareness. Alice in Wonderland is a masterful guide to the metaprogramming circuit (written by one of the founders of mathematical logic) and Aleister Crowley soberly urged its study upon all students of yoga. ~ Robert Anton Wilson, Prometheus Rising,
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   Can a Yogi attain to a state of consciousness in which he can know all things, answer all questions, relating even to abstruse scientific problems, such as, for example, the theory of relativity?


Theoretically and in principle it is not impossible for a Yogi to know everything; all depends upon the Yogi.

   But there is knowledge and knowledge. The Yogi does not know in the way of the mind. He does not know everything in the sense that he has access to all possible information or because he contains all the facts of the universe in his mind or because his consciousness is a sort of miraculous encyclopaedia. He knows by his capacity for a containing or dynamic identity with things and persons and forces. Or he knows because he lives in a plane of consciousness or is in contact with a consciousness in which there is the truth and the knowledge.

   If you are in the true consciousness, the knowledge you have will also be of the truth. Then, too, you can know directly, by being one with what you know. If a problem is put before you, if you are asked what is to be done in a particular matter, you can then, by looking with enough attention and concentration, receive spontaneously the required knowledge and the true answer. It is not by any careful application of theory that you reach the knowledge or by working it out through a mental process. The scientific mind needs these methods to come to its conclusions. But the Yogi's knowledge is direct and immediate; it is not deductive. If an engineer has to find out the exact position for the building of an arch, the line of its curve and the size of its opening, he does it by calculation, collating and deducing from his information and data. But a Yogi needs none of these things; he looks, has the vision of the thing, sees that it is to be done in this way and not in another, and this seeing is his knowledge.

   Although it may be true in a general way and in a certain sense that a Yogi can know all things and can answer all questions from his own field of vision and consciousness, yet it does not follow that there are no questions whatever of any kind to which he would not or could not answer. A Yogi who has the direct knowledge, the knowledge of the true truth of things, would not care or perhaps would find it difficult to answer questions that belong entirely to the domain of human mental constructions. It may be, he could not or would not wish to solve problems and difficulties you might put to him which touch only the illusion of things and their appearances. The working of his knowledge is not in the mind. If you put him some silly mental query of that character, he probably would not answer. The very common conception that you can put any ignorant question to him as to some super-schoolmaster or demand from him any kind of information past, present or future and that he is bound to answer, is a foolish idea. It is as inept as the expectation from the spiritual man of feats and miracles that would satisfy the vulgar external mind and leave it gaping with wonder.

   Moreover, the term "Yogi" is very vague and wide. There are many types of Yogis, many lines or ranges of spiritual or occult endeavour and different heights of achievement, there are some whose powers do not extend beyond the mental level; there are others who have gone beyond it. Everything depends on the field or nature of their effort, the height to which they have arrived, the consciousness with which they have contact or into which they enter.

   Do not scientists go sometimes beyond the mental plane? It is said that Einstein found his theory of relativity not through any process of reasoning, but through some kind of sudden inspiration. Has that inspiration anything to do with the Supermind?

The scientist who gets an inspiration revealing to him a new truth, receives it from the intuitive mind. The knowledge comes as a direct perception in the higher mental plane illumined by some other light still farther above. But all that has nothing to do with the action of Supermind and this higher mental level is far removed from the supramental plane. Men are too easily inclined to believe that they have climbed into regions quite divine when they have only gone above the average level. There are many stages between the ordinary human mind and the Supermind, many grades and many intervening planes. If an ordinary man were to get into direct contact even with one of these intermediate planes, he would be dazzled and blinded, would be crushed under the weight of the sense of immensity or would lose his balance; and yet it is not the Supermind.

   Behind the common idea that a Yogi can know all things and answer all questions is the actual fact that there is a plane in the mind where the memory of everything is stored and remains always in existence. All mental movements that belong to the life of the earth are memorised and registered in this plane. Those who are capable of going there and care to take the trouble, can read in it and learn anything they choose. But this region must not be mistaken for the supramental levels. And yet to reach even there you must be able to silence the movements of the material or physical mind; you must be able to leave aside all your sensations and put a stop to your ordinary mental movements, whatever they are; you must get out of the vital; you must become free from the slavery of the body. Then only you can enter into that region and see. But if you are sufficiently interested to make this effort, you can arrive there and read what is written in the earth's memory.

   Thus, if you go deep into silence, you can reach a level of consciousness on which it is not impossible for you to receive answers to all your questions. And if there is one who is consciously open to the plenary truth of the supermind, in constant contact with it, he can certainly answer any question that is worth an answer from the supramental Light. The queries put must come from some sense of the truth and reality behind things. There are many questions and much debated problems that are cobwebs woven of mere mental abstractions or move on the illusory surface of things. These do not pertain to real knowledge; they are a deformation of knowledge, their very substance is of the ignorance. Certainly the supramental knowledge may give an answer, its own answer, to the problems set by the mind's ignorance; but it is likely that it would not be at all satisfactory or perhaps even intelligible to those who ask from the mental level. You must not expect the supramental to work in the way of the mind or demand that the knowledge in truth should be capable of being pieced together with the half-knowledge in ignorance. The scheme of the mind is one thing, but Supermind is quite another and it would no longer be supramental if it adapted itself to the exigencies of the mental scheme. The two are incommensurable and cannot be put together.

   When the consciousness has attained to supramental joys, does it no longer take interest in the things of the mind?

The supramental does not take interest in mental things in the same way as the mind. It takes its own interest in all the movements of the universe, but it is from a different point of view and with a different vision. The world presents to it an entirely different appearance; there is a reversal of outlook and everything is seen from there as other than what it seems to the mind and often even the opposite. Things have another meaning; their aspect, their motion and process, everything about them, are watched with other eyes. Everything here is followed by the supermind; the mind movements and not less the vital, the material movements, all the play of the universe have for it a very deep interest, but of another kind. It is about the same difference as that between the interest taken in a puppet-play by one who holds the strings and knows what the puppets are to do and the will that moves them and that they can do only what it moves them to do, and the interest taken by another who observes the play but sees only what is happening from moment to moment and knows nothing else. The one who follows the play and is outside its secret has a stronger, an eager and passionate interest in what will happen and he gives an excited attention to its unforeseen or dramatic events; the other, who holds the strings and moves the show, is unmoved and tranquil. There is a certain intensity of interest which comes from ignorance and is bound up with illusion, and that must disappear when you are out of the ignorance. The interest that human beings take in things founds itself on the illusion; if that were removed, they would have no interest at all in the play; they would find it dry and dull. That is why all this ignorance, all this illusion has lasted so long; it is because men like it, because they cling to it and its peculiar kind of appeal that it endures.

   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931, 93?
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   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,
182:One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful pictures, that his name should stand there alone.
The descriptions, of Sunday as spent by children of the last generation, are quoted verbatim from a speech made to me by a child-friend and a letter written to me by a lady-friend.
The Chapters, headed 'Fairy Sylvie' and 'Bruno's Revenge,' are a reprint, with a few alterations, of a little fairy-tale which I wrote in the year 1867, at the request of the late Mrs. Gatty, for 'Aunt Judy's Magazine,' which she was then editing.
It was in 1874, I believe, that the idea first occurred to me of making it the nucleus of a longer story.
As the years went on, I jotted down, at odd moments, all sorts of odd ideas, and fragments of dialogue, that occurred to me--who knows how?--with a transitory suddenness that left me no choice but either to record them then and there, or to abandon them to oblivion. Sometimes one could trace to their source these random flashes of thought--as being suggested by the book one was reading, or struck out from the 'flint' of one's own mind by the 'steel' of a friend's chance remark but they had also a way of their own, of occurring, a propos of nothing --specimens of that hopelessly illogical phenomenon, 'an effect without a cause.' Such, for example, was the last line of 'The Hunting of the Snark,' which came into my head (as I have already related in 'The Theatre' for April, 1887) quite suddenly, during a solitary walk: and such, again, have been passages which occurred in dreams, and which I cannot trace to any antecedent cause whatever. There are at least two instances of such dream-suggestions in this book--one, my Lady's remark, 'it often runs in families, just as a love for pastry does', the other, Eric Lindon's badinage about having been in domestic service.

And thus it came to pass that I found myself at last in possession of a huge unwieldy mass of litterature--if the reader will kindly excuse the spelling --which only needed stringing together, upon the thread of a consecutive story, to constitute the book I hoped to write. Only! The task, at first, seemed absolutely hopeless, and gave me a far clearer idea, than I ever had before, of the meaning of the word 'chaos': and I think it must have been ten years, or more, before I had succeeded in classifying these odds-and-ends sufficiently to see what sort of a story they indicated: for the story had to grow out of the incidents, not the incidents out of the story I am telling all this, in no spirit of egoism, but because I really believe that some of my readers will be interested in these details of the 'genesis' of a book, which looks so simple and straight-forward a matter, when completed, that they might suppose it to have been written straight off, page by page, as one would write a letter, beginning at the beginning; and ending at the end.

It is, no doubt, possible to write a story in that way: and, if it be not vanity to say so, I believe that I could, myself,--if I were in the unfortunate position (for I do hold it to be a real misfortune) of being obliged to produce a given amount of fiction in a given time,--that I could 'fulfil my task,' and produce my 'tale of bricks,' as other slaves have done. One thing, at any rate, I could guarantee as to the story so produced--that it should be utterly commonplace, should contain no new ideas whatever, and should be very very weary reading!
This species of literature has received the very appropriate name of 'padding' which might fitly be defined as 'that which all can write and none can read.' That the present volume contains no such writing I dare not avow: sometimes, in order to bring a picture into its proper place, it has been necessary to eke out a page with two or three extra lines : but I can honestly say I have put in no more than I was absolutely compelled to do.
My readers may perhaps like to amuse themselves by trying to detect, in a given passage, the one piece of 'padding' it contains. While arranging the 'slips' into pages, I found that the passage was 3 lines too short. I supplied the deficiency, not by interpolating a word here and a word there, but by writing in 3 consecutive lines. Now can my readers guess which they are?

A harder puzzle if a harder be desired would be to determine, as to the Gardener's Song, in which cases (if any) the stanza was adapted to the surrounding text, and in which (if any) the text was adapted to the stanza.
Perhaps the hardest thing in all literature--at least I have found it so: by no voluntary effort can I accomplish it: I have to take it as it come's is to write anything original. And perhaps the easiest is, when once an original line has been struck out, to follow it up, and to write any amount more to the same tune. I do not know if 'Alice in Wonderland' was an original story--I was, at least, no conscious imitator in writing it--but I do know that, since it came out, something like a dozen storybooks have appeared, on identically the same pattern. The path I timidly explored believing myself to be 'the first that ever burst into that silent sea'--is now a beaten high-road: all the way-side flowers have long ago been trampled into the dust: and it would be courting disaster for me to attempt that style again.

Hence it is that, in 'Sylvie and Bruno,' I have striven with I know not what success to strike out yet another new path: be it bad or good, it is the best I can do. It is written, not for money, and not for fame, but in the hope of supplying, for the children whom I love, some thoughts that may suit those hours of innocent merriment which are the very life of Childhood; and also in the hope of suggesting, to them and to others, some thoughts that may prove, I would fain hope, not wholly out of harmony with the graver cadences of Life.
If I have not already exhausted the patience of my readers, I would like to seize this opportunity perhaps the last I shall have of addressing so many friends at once of putting on record some ideas that have occurred to me, as to books desirable to be written--which I should much like to attempt, but may not ever have the time or power to carry through--in the hope that, if I should fail (and the years are gliding away very fast) to finish the task I have set myself, other hands may take it up.
First, a Child's Bible. The only real essentials of this would be, carefully selected passages, suitable for a child's reading, and pictures. One principle of selection, which I would adopt, would be that Religion should be put before a child as a revelation of love--no need to pain and puzzle the young mind with the history of crime and punishment. (On such a principle I should, for example, omit the history of the Flood.) The supplying of the pictures would involve no great difficulty: no new ones would be needed : hundreds of excellent pictures already exist, the copyright of which has long ago expired, and which simply need photo-zincography, or some similar process, for their successful reproduction. The book should be handy in size with a pretty attractive looking cover--in a clear legible type--and, above all, with abundance of pictures, pictures, pictures!
Secondly, a book of pieces selected from the Bible--not single texts, but passages of from 10 to 20 verses each--to be committed to memory. Such passages would be found useful, to repeat to one's self and to ponder over, on many occasions when reading is difficult, if not impossible: for instance, when lying awake at night--on a railway-journey --when taking a solitary walk-in old age, when eyesight is failing or wholly lost--and, best of all, when illness, while incapacitating us for reading or any other occupation, condemns us to lie awake through many weary silent hours: at such a time how keenly one may realise the truth of David's rapturous cry "O how sweet are thy words unto my throat: yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!"
I have said 'passages,' rather than single texts, because we have no means of recalling single texts: memory needs links, and here are none: one may have a hundred texts stored in the memory, and not be able to recall, at will, more than half-a-dozen--and those by mere chance: whereas, once get hold of any portion of a chapter that has been committed to memory, and the whole can be recovered: all hangs together.
Thirdly, a collection of passages, both prose and verse, from books other than the Bible. There is not perhaps much, in what is called 'un-inspired' literature (a misnomer, I hold: if Shakespeare was not inspired, one may well doubt if any man ever was), that will bear the process of being pondered over, a hundred times: still there are such passages--enough, I think, to make a goodly store for the memory.
These two books of sacred, and secular, passages for memory--will serve other good purposes besides merely occupying vacant hours: they will help to keep at bay many anxious thoughts, worrying thoughts, uncharitable thoughts, unholy thoughts. Let me say this, in better words than my own, by copying a passage from that most interesting book, Robertson's Lectures on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Lecture XLIX. "If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images, which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life from the intrusion of profaner footsteps."
Fourthly, a "Shakespeare" for girls: that is, an edition in which everything, not suitable for the perusal of girls of (say) from 10 to 17, should be omitted. Few children under 10 would be likely to understand or enjoy the greatest of poets: and those, who have passed out of girlhood, may safely be left to read Shakespeare, in any edition, 'expurgated' or not, that they may prefer: but it seems a pity that so many children, in the intermediate stage, should be debarred from a great pleasure for want of an edition suitable to them. Neither Bowdler's, Chambers's, Brandram's, nor Cundell's 'Boudoir' Shakespeare, seems to me to meet the want: they are not sufficiently 'expurgated.' Bowdler's is the most extraordinary of all: looking through it, I am filled with a deep sense of wonder, considering what he has left in, that he should have cut anything out! Besides relentlessly erasing all that is unsuitable on the score of reverence or decency, I should be inclined to omit also all that seems too difficult, or not likely to interest young readers. The resulting book might be slightly fragmentary: but it would be a real treasure to all British maidens who have any taste for poetry.
If it be needful to apologize to any one for the new departure I have taken in this story--by introducing, along with what will, I hope, prove to be acceptable nonsense for children, some of the graver thoughts of human life--it must be to one who has learned the Art of keeping such thoughts wholly at a distance in hours of mirth and careless ease. To him such a mixture will seem, no doubt, ill-judged and repulsive. And that such an Art exists I do not dispute: with youth, good health, and sufficient money, it seems quite possible to lead, for years together, a life of unmixed gaiety--with the exception of one solemn fact, with which we are liable to be confronted at any moment, even in the midst of the most brilliant company or the most sparkling entertainment. A man may fix his own times for admitting serious thought, for attending public worship, for prayer, for reading the Bible: all such matters he can defer to that 'convenient season', which is so apt never to occur at all: but he cannot defer, for one single moment, the necessity of attending to a message, which may come before he has finished reading this page,' this night shalt thy soul be required of thee.'
The ever-present sense of this grim possibility has been, in all ages, 1 an incubus that men have striven to shake off. Few more interesting subjects of enquiry could be found, by a student of history, than the various weapons that have been used against this shadowy foe. Saddest of all must have been the thoughts of those who saw indeed an existence beyond the grave, but an existence far more terrible than annihilation--an existence as filmy, impalpable, all but invisible spectres, drifting about, through endless ages, in a world of shadows, with nothing to do, nothing to hope for, nothing to love! In the midst of the gay verses of that genial 'bon vivant' Horace, there stands one dreary word whose utter sadness goes to one's heart. It is the word 'exilium' in the well-known passage

Omnes eodem cogimur, omnium
Versatur urna serius ocius
Sors exitura et nos in aeternum
Exilium impositura cymbae.

Yes, to him this present life--spite of all its weariness and all its sorrow--was the only life worth having: all else was 'exile'! Does it not seem almost incredible that one, holding such a creed, should ever have smiled?
And many in this day, I fear, even though believing in an existence beyond the grave far more real than Horace ever dreamed of, yet regard it as a sort of 'exile' from all the joys of life, and so adopt Horace's theory, and say 'let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.'
We go to entertainments, such as the theatre--I say 'we', for I also go to the play, whenever I get a chance of seeing a really good one and keep at arm's length, if possible, the thought that we may not return alive. Yet how do you know--dear friend, whose patience has carried you through this garrulous preface that it may not be your lot, when mirth is fastest and most furious, to feel the sharp pang, or the deadly faintness, which heralds the final crisis--to see, with vague wonder, anxious friends bending over you to hear their troubled whispers perhaps yourself to shape the question, with trembling lips, "Is it serious?", and to be told "Yes: the end is near" (and oh, how different all Life will look when those words are said!)--how do you know, I say, that all this may not happen to you, this night?
And dare you, knowing this, say to yourself "Well, perhaps it is an immoral play: perhaps the situations are a little too 'risky', the dialogue a little too strong, the 'business' a little too suggestive.
I don't say that conscience is quite easy: but the piece is so clever, I must see it this once! I'll begin a stricter life to-morrow." To-morrow, and to-morrow, and tomorrow!

"Who sins in hope, who, sinning, says,
'Sorrow for sin God's judgement stays!'
Against God's Spirit he lies; quite stops Mercy with insult; dares, and drops,
Like a scorch'd fly, that spins in vain
Upon the axis of its pain,
Then takes its doom, to limp and crawl,
Blind and forgot, from fall to fall."

Let me pause for a moment to say that I believe this thought, of the possibility of death--if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong. If the thought of sudden death acquires, for you, a special horror when imagined as happening in a theatre, then be very sure the theatre is harmful for you, however harmless it may be for others; and that you are incurring a deadly peril in going. Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.
But, once realise what the true object is in life--that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, 'that last infirmity of noble minds'--but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man--and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning!
One other matter may perhaps seem to call for apology--that I should have treated with such entire want of sympathy the British passion for 'Sport', which no doubt has been in by-gone days, and is still, in some forms of it, an excellent school for hardihood and for coolness in moments of danger.
But I am not entirely without sympathy for genuine 'Sport': I can heartily admire the courage of the man who, with severe bodily toil, and at the risk of his life, hunts down some 'man-eating' tiger: and I can heartily sympathize with him when he exults in the glorious excitement of the chase and the hand-to-hand struggle with the monster brought to bay. But I can but look with deep wonder and sorrow on the hunter who, at his ease and in safety, can find pleasure in what involves, for some defenceless creature, wild terror and a death of agony: deeper, if the hunter be one who has pledged himself to preach to men the Religion of universal Love: deepest of all, if it be one of those 'tender and delicate' beings, whose very name serves as a symbol of Love--'thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women'--whose mission here is surely to help and comfort all that are in pain or sorrow!

'Farewell, farewell! but this I tell
To thee, thou Wedding-Guest!
He prayeth well, who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast.
He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.' ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno,
1:Life must be lived as play. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
2:Life is a game, play it. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
3:It is better to play than do nothing. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
4:Play is the work of the child. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
5:If you want to play, you gotta pay. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
6:In a world of free, everyone can play. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
7:Play is really the work of childhood. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
8:To play the second fiddle well." ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
9:Don't do anything that isn't play. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
10:When the cats away, the mice will play. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
11:Forgiveness is a game only saints play Kabir. ~ kabir, @wisdomtrove
12:Play needs direction as well as work. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
13:Man's most serious activity is play. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
14:Play is the highest form of research. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
15:The House Beautiful is the play lousy. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
16:The true object of human life is play. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
17:Even play has ended in fierce strife and anger. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
18:In our play we reveal what kind of people we are. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
19:This is how you play tennis without the net ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
20:History is a pack of lies we play on the dead. ~ voltaire, @wisdomtrove
21:Business is business, no child's play. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
22:Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
23:God does not play dice with the universe. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
24:Kings play the fool, and the people suffer for it. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
25:Two people can play at that game. Cheers! ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
26:By working hard, you get to play hard guilt-free. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
27:I only ever play Vegas one night at a time. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
28:Play a new game, not the older game but faster. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
29:You better play together as a team or you sit. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
30:I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
31:It's not how big you are, it's how big you play. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
32:Only in a novel are all things given full play. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
33:I play better tennis because the court is there. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
34:The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
35:Almost all creativity involves purposeful play. ~ abraham-maslow, @wisdomtrove
36:God has created the world in play, as it were. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
37:I simply do not distinguish between work and play. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
38:Me and my dad used to play tag, he'd drive! ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
39:Those who play a safe game die very safely. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
40:It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
41:When the author walks onto the stage, the play is over ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
42:Day Play We play all day. Night Fight We fight all night. ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
43:fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards. ~ arthur-schopenhauer, @wisdomtrove
44:We are not meant to be perpetually solemn: We must play. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
45:When I play, I make love – it is the same thing. ~ arthur-rubinstein, @wisdomtrove
46:Turn your sparring into play - but always play seriously. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
47:Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
48:Play the picture in your mind - focus on the end result. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
49:We cannot play at preaching. We preach for eternity. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
50:When you work, work. When you play, play. Don't mix the two. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
51:Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
52:For children, play is exceedingly seriously & important ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
53:I love everybody. Each one plays the role they have to play. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
54:You can steal my women but don't play with my whiskey. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
55:Bankers play far too great a part in the conduct of industry. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
56:Fiction is to grown men what play is to the child. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
57:One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
58:Football is part of I, When I play the world wakes up around me ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
59:I love everybody. Each one plays the role they have to play... ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
60:The usual dog about the town is much inclined to play the clown. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
61:Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
62:It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part. ~ voltaire, @wisdomtrove
63:A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the banjo and doesn’t. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
64:I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
65:When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
66:Beating heroin is child's play compared to beating your childhood. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
67:I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement. ~ fred-allen, @wisdomtrove
68:Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
69:Never meddle with play-actors, for they're a favoured race. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
70:Rest and play, are as vital to our health as nutrition and exercise ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
71:We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
72:Aion is a child at play, playing draughts; the kingship is a child's. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
73:Be sure to play "Blessed Lord" tonight - play it real pretty. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
74:I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
75:Play your part in life, but never forget it is only a role. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
76:Sin then is not a toy with which to play but a terror to be shunned. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
77:Life is a game, play it... Life is too precious, do not destroy it. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
78:The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
79:World is a divine play. At the beginning and at the end, we are the same. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
80:I am neither virgin nor priest enough to play with the inner life. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
81:I wish I could play little league now. I'd be way better than before. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
82:The problem of leadership is inevitably: Who will play God?" Muad'Dib ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
83:Unhappiness can stem from having only one perspective to play with. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
84:When work becomes play, and play becomes your work, your life unfolds. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
85:You cannot play the piano well unless you are singing within you. ~ arthur-rubinstein, @wisdomtrove
86:Strange children should smile at each other and say, "Let's play. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
87:The only game I like to play is "Old Maid", providing she's not too old ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
88:There is no real difference between work and play - it’s all living. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
89:Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man's being. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
90:Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
91:Of course, you play the game of life because you got to be incarnated. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
92:To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it! ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
93:Few people realize the profound part angelic forces play in human events. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
94:If you play an audiotape of a yawn to blind people, they'll yawn too. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
95:Our minds need relaxation, and give way unless we mix with work a little play. ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
96:See what it is to play unfair!Where cheating is, there's mischief there. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
97:That the play is the tragedy, ‚ Man, And its hero, the Conqueror Worm. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
98:The world is filled with love-play, from animal lust to sublime compassion. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
99:If you hit a hole in one every hole, you wouldnt play golf for very long. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
100:Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're tryin' to be so quiet? ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
101:Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
102:Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
103:Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
104:There are men running governments who shouldn't be allowed to play with matches. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
105:When you trust the universe, you get to play in the magical world of God's plan. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
106:Find something you love doing, that feels like play, and turn that into your job. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
107:How can we embrace rest and play if we've tied our self-worth to what we produce? ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
108:I finished your song, she said. Our last song. And I want to play it for you. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
109:She can play my guitar note for note, she likes to stick her tongue down my throat. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
110:The Moral Law tells us the tune we have to play: our instincts are merely the keys. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
111:The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
112:We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
113:An American religion: Work, play, breathe, bathe, study, live, laugh, and love. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
114:A smart girl is one who knows how to play tennis, golf, piano - and dumb. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
115:Plurality and diversity are the play of the mind only. Reality is one ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
116:When I was a kid and we used to play Post Office, I was the Dead Letter Office. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
117:You can tune a guitar, but you can't tuna fish. Unless of course, you play bass. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
118:Gentlemen should not waste their time on trivial games - they should play go[3] ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
119:If the game is designed for you to lose, don't play that game. Play a different one. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
120:Lifetime is a child at play, moving pieces in a game. Kingship belongs to the child. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
121:Your self-image is as ephemeral as the play of light dancing on the surface of the water. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
122:If you ever tell anyone about Jonah's sexual dysfunction, I'll never play music again. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
123:One can play comedy, two are required for melodrama, but a tragedy demands three. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
124:Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose. ~ t-harv-eker, @wisdomtrove
125:The surest way to remain a winner is to win once, and then not play any more. ~ ashleigh-brilliant, @wisdomtrove
126:Usually people are completely unaware of the roles they play. They are those roles. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
127:Act out being alive, like a play. And after a while, a long while, it will be true. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
128:I could never be a woman, 'cause I'd just stay home and play with my breasts all day. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
129:I was so poor growing up... if I wasn't a boy... I'd have nothing to play with. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
130:You must not be afraid of playing wrong notes. Just forget it, play it wrong! But play! ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
131:I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
132:I was so poor growing up - if I wasn't a boy - I'd have had nothing to play with ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
133:Play not the Peacock, looking everywhere about you, to see if you be well deck't. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
134:The world is open for play, everything and everybody is mockable in a wonderful way. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
135:In all my years of coaching, I have never been successful using somebody else's play. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
136:So vast is that Being that there's enough room for every sensation to have its momentary play. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
137:We shall play every game to the hilt with every ounce of fiber we have in our bodies. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
138:For better or worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
139:I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions - the curtain was up. ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
140:Where I come from, they won't let me play with this rope. They think I might hurt myself. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
141:When one wishes to play the wit, he sometimes wander a little from the truth. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
142:You control the terms of the conflict. Make them play your game. Don't try to play theirs. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
143:If you play divine music, spiritual music, then you are bound to give and get satisfaction. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
144:Not only does God play dice but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen. ~ stephen-hawking, @wisdomtrove
145:I've given offense by saying I'd as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
146:Words play an enormous part in our lives and are therefore deserving of the closest study. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
147:Worrying, obsessing, and controlling are illusions. They are tricks we play on ourselves. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
148:The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
149:The world is open for play, that everything and everybody is mockable, in a wonderful way. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
150:Women play with their beauty as children do with their knives. They wound themselves with it. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
151:Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
152:Let us have no ranting tragedies. Too many charactersNot a tolerable woman's part in the play. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
153:Play fair, be prepared for others to play dirty, and don't let them drag you into the mud. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
154:Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
155:Poetry is play. I'd even rather have you think of it as a sport. For instance, like football. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
156:Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
157:When the Williams sisters play tennis, it gets pretty hot. When they start grunting, I'm in. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
158:I don't want to play sex roles any more. I'm tired of being known as the girl with the shape. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
159:In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be it is necessary to see it twice. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
160:The Arabian horse will not plough well, nor can the plough-horse be rode to play the jereed. ~ margaret-fuller, @wisdomtrove
161:The nature of athletic celebrity is increasingly moving away from the actual field of play. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
162:Both T.S. Eliot and I like to play, but I like to play euchre, while he likes to play Eucharist. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
163:Even kings but play; and when their part is done, some other, worse or better, mounts the throne. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
164:The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day. ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
165:We are the space in which thoughts appear, play, and dissolve like clouds drifting in the infinite sky. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
166:I play a lot of computer games. I love computer graphics. I've had Pixar in me for a long time. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
167:Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship - a play between divine grace and wilful self-effort. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
168:My father gave me a bat for Christmas. The first time I tried to play with it, it flew away. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
169:Oh, grant me my prayer, that I may never lose the touch of the one in the play of the many. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
170:Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship - a play between divine grace and willful self-effort. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
171:The important thing is to keep playing, to play against weak opponents and to play for big stakes. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
172:See how he throws his baited lines about,/And plays his men as anglers play their trout. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-sr, @wisdomtrove
173:The philosopher says think your way out. The sensualist says play your way out but none of it works. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
174:We need to care enough to connect, to put ourselves at emotional risk and play one note worth hearing. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
175:When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
176:I was so ugly my parents had to hang a pork chop around my neck to get the dog to play with me. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
177:We cannot reform the world... . Uncle Sugar is as dangerous a role for us to play as Uncle Shylock. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
178:You've heard of plug-and-play. This is plug, unplug and play. It's so simple to use, it's unbelievable. ~ steve-jobs, @wisdomtrove
179:I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicting to gambling... I'm addicting to sitting in a semicircle. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
180:It's the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
181:With all fashion, what we do is play at being somebody else. We play at inhabiting another kind of world. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
182:I'm afraid that sometimes you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you. ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
183:Sin and virtue are a game of resistance we play with God in His efforts to draw us towards perfection. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
184:What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn’t have done it. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
185:I have always sought to guide the future-but it is very lonely sometimes trying to play God. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
186:The Coach does not play in the game, but the Coach helps the players identify areas to improve their game. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
187:The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
188:And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
189:Arguing is a game that two can play at. But it is a strange game in that neither opponent ever wins. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
190:I have always had an interest in how cultural rituals play into something as unpredictable as romance. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
191:People tend to play in their comfort zone, so the best things are achieved in a state of surprise, actually. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
192:When I was a kid we were so poor, if I hadn't been a boy I wouldn't have had anything to play with. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
193:Defense is a definite part of the game, and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
194:It's easier to write about those you hate — just as it's easier to criticize a bad play or a bad book. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
195:Should I be the one to play God? We're both about the same age, but we grew up in different neighborhoods. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
196:Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
197:I must play my role, great or small - that is humility, without self-importance, without self-indulgence. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
198:Sometimes with a comedy it's just having the instinct of how real you play it and what level you want it. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
199:The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just nothing. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
200:To play this game (football) you must have fire in you, and there is nothing that strokes fire like hate. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
201:You are your own scriptwriter and the play is never finished, no matter what your age or position in life. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
202:Give a man a soccer ball, he plays for a moment. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
203:In the end, we are not the roles we play. We are the light that animates every soul in the dance we call life. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
204:We are fully human only while playing, and we play only when we are human in the truest sense of the word. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
205:The human need to play is a powerful one. When we ignore it, we feel there is something missing in our lives. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
206:I used to play hockey when I was growing up. Everyone sort of learns how to skate and play hockey at an early age. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
207:Children play earnestly as if it were work. But people grow up, and they work with a sorrow upon them. It's duty. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
208:How do you beat Bobby Fischer? You play him at any game but chess. I try to stay in games where I have an edge. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
209:Parties sickened me. I hated the game-playing, the dirty play, the flirting, the amateurs drunks, the bores. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
210:There is no character in the comedy of human life more difficult to play well than that of an old bachelor. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
211:War is not a polite recreation but the vilest thing in life, and we ought to understand that and not play at war. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
212:God is indeed a jealous God. He cannot bear to see, that we had rather not with him, but with each other play. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
213:I'd rather hold one note for an hour and modulate it so that it means something than play 3,000 notes in 15 seconds. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
214:I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
215:Though I play at the edges of knowing, truly I know our part is not knowing, but looking, and touching, and loving ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
216:When I play sports, when I dance, when I teach mysticism, I cannot explain, even to myself, how I do what I do. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
217:The secret of play-writing can be given in two maxims: stick to the point, and, whenever you can, cut. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
218:God is within everyone, but man goes out in search of Him. This is what constitutes God's Play and God's Creation. ~ anandamayi-ma, @wisdomtrove
219:I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
220:The banjo is such a happy instrument&
221:To play well the scenes in which we are &
222:What is contrary to women's nature to do, they never will be made to do by simply giving their nature free play. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
223:The creative writer does the same as the child at play; he creates a world of fantasy which he takes very seriously. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
224:The same inexpressible Truth is experienced in two ways: as Self-luminous Silence, or as the Eternal Play of the One. ~ anandamayi-ma, @wisdomtrove
225:Play is as necessary to the perfect development of a child as sunshine is to the perfect development of a plant. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
226:Sometimes when she was alone, and she knew she was alone, she permitted her mind to play in a garden, and she smiled. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
227:Father Time is the make-up man responsible for the physical changes that determine the parts the average actor is to play. ~ fred-allen, @wisdomtrove
228:Good work and joyous play go hand in hand. When play stops, old age begins. Play keeps you from taking life too seriously. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
229:If I'm going to merely ramble, maybe I should just snuggle under the warm covers, think of Miu, and play with myself. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
230:In the great orchestra we call life, you have an instrument and a song, and you owe it to God to play them both sublimely. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
231:In truth it is best to learn wisdom, and abandoning all nonsense, to leave it to boys to enjoy their season of play and mirth. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
232:Kittens play with yarn, they bat it around. What they're really doing is saying, "I can't knit, get this away from me!" ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
233:Habits and customs are a convenience devised for the support of timid natures who dare not allow their souls free play. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
234:If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it; that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
235:The happiest people are those who have learned to mix play with their work and to bind the two together with enthusiasm. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
236:To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
237:To take charge of destiny means to play a very convoluted chess game on multiple levels of consciousness and existence. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
238:At the end of each day, you should play back the tapes of your performance. The results should either applaud you or prod you. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
239:Football, a game in which everyone gets hurt and every nation has its own style of play which seems unfair to foreigners. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
240:Now that you've got me right down to it, the only thing I didn't like about The Barrets of Wimplole Street was the play. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
241:Humour is the most engaging cowardice. With it myself I have been able to hold some of my enemy in play far out of gunshot. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
242:The best life is the one in which the creative impulses play the largest part and the possessive impulses the smallest. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
243:We learned sexual technique from our dog. He taught how to beg, and he taught my wife how to roll over and play dead. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
244:When I used to play sports, I'd be the one cheering the team on, &
245:Who should play the lead role in a film about me? Dunno. Danny De Vito? Jeff Goldblum? Meryl Streep? Someone of that kind. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
246:I hear you're looking for a sexy blonde to play with the Marx Brothers. Would you like to see me. I'm blonde and I'm sexy. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
247:It is a fine game to play - the game of politics - and it is well worth waiting for a good hand before really plunging. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
248:Bring into play the almighty power within you, so that on the stage of life you can fulfill your high destined role. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
249:From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
250:I do not want players who do not have a keen desire to win and do not play hard and aggressively to accomplish that objective. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
251:In our rhythm of earthly life we tire of light. We are glad when the day ends, when the play ends; and ecstasy is too much pain. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
252:I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
253:Credit worthiness is like virginity, it can be preserved but not restored very easily, so it is crazy to play around with it. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
254:The little cares that fretted me, I lost them yesterday Among the fields above the sea, Among the winds at play. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
255:We are often so caught up in our activities that we tend to worship our work, work at our play, and play at our worship. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
256:Education isn't play&
257:If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question, I've got to follow it through. What am I supposed to do, look intelligent? ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
258:I work very hard, and I play very hard. I'm grateful for life. And I live it - I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
259:The Army (considering the irritable state it is in, its suffering and composition) is a dangerous instrument to play with. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
260:The more baseball the better. It is a healthful sport and develops team play and initiative, plus an independent attitude. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
261:A piece of creative writing, like a day-dream, is a continuation of, and a substitute for, what was once the play of childhood. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
262:I can't just say the words, do a lot of one-liners. I love each person I play; I have to be that person. I have to do him true. ~ richard-pryor, @wisdomtrove
263:One night I came home. I figured, let my wife come on. I'll play it cool. Let her make the first move. She went to Florida. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
264:Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
265:The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That's why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system. ~ arthur-c-carke, @wisdomtrove
266:The propriety of thoughts and words, which are the hidden beauties of a play, are but confusedly judged in the vehemence of action. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
267:Everyone has to play. The game goes on forever – or until you win. You win by finding death before it finds you. The prize – is life. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
268:I cannot persuade myself that a beneficient and omnipotent God would have designedly created... that a cat should play with mice. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
269:What began the change was the very writing itself. Let no one lightly set about such a work. Memory, once waked, will play the tyrant. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
270:A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
271:The most perceptive character in a play is the fool, because the man who wishes to seem simple cannot possibly be a simpleton. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
272:Just a reminder, if you tell anyone about what happened with Jonah last night, I'll destroy all of my writing and never play music again. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
273:Only where love and need are one, And the work is play for mortal stakes Is the deed ever truly done For Heaven and the future's sakes ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
274:The whole play of existence is so beautiful that laughter can be the only response to it. Only laughter can be the real prayer, gratitude. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
275:Without the playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
276:He does it with his hands, by experience, first in play and then through work. The hands are the instruments of man's intelligence. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
277:To play so as to be relaxed and refreshed for work is not to play, and no work is well and finely done unless it, too, is a form of play. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
278:Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers. ~ sir-arthur-eddington, @wisdomtrove
279:The audience is not the least important actor in the play and if it will not do its allotted share the play falls to pieces. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
280:Intelligence has got the upper hand to such an extent that it transforms the real task into an unreal trick and reality into a play. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
281:It took great courage to ask a beautiful young woman to marry me. Believe me, it is easier to play the whole Petrushka on the piano. ~ arthur-rubinstein, @wisdomtrove
282:For my part I think it is a less evil that some criminals should escape, than that the government should play an ignoble part. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
283:Unnatural to expect that learning to be happy should be any easier than, say, learning to play the violin or require any less practice. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
284:I love everybody. Each one plays the role they have to play, but in the spiritual arena there are people who are even closer to me than that. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
285:The perfection of conversation is not to play a regular sonata, but, like the AEolian harp, to await the inspiration of the passing breeze. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
286:We overlook just how large a role we all play&
287:They are enlightened who join in this play knowing it as play, for people suffer only because they take as serious what the gods made for fun. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
288:Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike. ~ john-muir, @wisdomtrove
289:How're the Broncos doing?" "Like a bunch of carrots." "Is that bad?" "Can carrots play baseball?" "I guess not." "Then you have your answer. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
290:Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
291:Life is a purposeless play, a play of infinite forces-beautiful if you don’t have an achiever’s mind, ugly if you have ambition to become something. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
292:Look, I happen to agree with what George says about the interpretation of the New Testament, but I want to remind both of you to never play God. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
293:My method of getting a play across the footlights is like a revolver shooting: every line has a bullet in it and comes with an explosion. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
294:Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
295:Often a man can play the helpless child in front of a woman, but he can almost never bring it off when he feels most like a helpless child. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
296:You cannot play the hypocrite before God; and to obtain pardon you must cease to sin, as well as to be exercised by a spirit of repentance. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
297:She had read a wonderful play about a man who scratched on the wall of his cell and she had felt that was true of life one scratched on the wall. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
298:The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a little earth is thrown at last upon our head, and that is the end forever. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
299:We must meet reverses boldly, and not suffer them to frighten us, my dear. We must learn to act the play out. We must live misfortune down, Trot! ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
300:I don't think I've ever held a racket in my hand ... There's got to be somebody in the US who isn't trying to play tennis and stinking up the court. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
301:No one gets out of the game of life alive. You either die in the bleachers, or on the field. So, you might as well play out on the field, and go for it. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
302:One day the play ends and the screen goes blank. There is nothing. Everything returns to its original formlessness - and then another dream begins. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
303:The reason I don't tour is that I don't know how to front a band. What would I do? I can't really play anything well enough to deal with that situation. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
304:We don't pray to win. We pray to play the best we can, and to keep us free from injury. And the prayer we say after the game is one of thanksgiving. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
305:We poison the wine as He decants it into us; murder a melody He would play with us as the instrument... Hence all sin, whatever else it is, is sacrilege. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
306:Opera n. A play representing life in another world, whose inhabitants have no speech but song, no motions but gestures and no postures but attitudes. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
307:[The child] takes his play very seriously and he expends large amounts of emotion on it. The opposite of play is not what is serious but what is real. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
308:Krishna suprises Arjuna. He says go fight, go kill. Do this because it's only play money. You can't kill your friends any more than they can kill you. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
309:Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
310:Shakespeare's last play was called The Tempest. It wasn't called just plain Tempest. The name of my record is just plain Tempest. It's two different titles. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
311:Sin is a dangerous toy in the hands of the virtuous. It should be left to the congenitally sinful, who know when to play with it and when to let it alone. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
312:There's so much to learn! And just when we think, "I've got it. I really understand what's going on," we're shown a whole new stage set on which to play. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
313:Create the kind of workplace and company culture that will attract great talent. If you hire brilliant people, they will make work feel more like play. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
314:I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
315:I can play the guitar, the dulcimer, the piano, and the drums. However, I am not a "performance quality" musician. Rather, I am a composer and a producer. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
316:The all-embracing vast being which is there behind the play of the universe and with which you will have to identify yourself - for this is your true self. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
317:Life is a play that does not allow testing. So, sing, cry, dance, laugh and live intensely, before the curtain closes and the piece ends with no applause. ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
318:The oboe's a horn made of wood. I'd play you a tune if I could, But the reeds are a pain, And the fingering's insane. It's the ill wind that no one blows good. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
319:Man appears for a little while to laugh and weep, to work and play, and then to go to make room for those who shall follow him in the never-ending cycle. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
320:This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
321:I didn't have any friends at school, didn't want any. I felt better being alone. I sat on a bench and watched the others play and they looked foolish to me. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
322:My responsibility is simply being who I am and not buying into any projection as real. No projection is finally real, but projection does play a very important role. ~ gangaji, @wisdomtrove
323:Football is a whole skill to itself. A whole world. A whole universe to itself. Me love it because you have to be skilful to play it! Freedom! Football is freedom. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
324:If we would have our citizens contented and law-abiding, we must not sow the seeds of discontent in childhood by denying children their birthright of play. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
325:Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
326:The human spirit is more powerful than any drug, and that is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
327:The human spirit is more powerful than any drug - and that is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
328:As in a game ov cards, so in the game ov life, we must play what is dealt tew us, and the glory consists, not so mutch in winning, as in playing a poor hand well. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
329:It is a hopeless endeavour to unite the contrarieties of spring and winter; it is unjust to claim the privileges of age, and retain the play-things of childhood. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
330:I cannot face with comfort the idea of life without work; work and the free play of the imagination are for me the same thing, I take no pleasure in anything else. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
331:I thought it was magic to be able to catch something identically on tape and then be able to play around with it, run it backwards; I thought that was great for years. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
332:One of the greatest motivating things that a coach has is the bench. They all love to play, all of them. You sit them on the bench, and they come around pretty good. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
333:When you play spin the bottle, if they don't want to kiss you they have to give you a quarter. Well, hell, by the time I was twelve years old I owned my own home. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
334:Faced with the opportunity to become the category of one, we almost always hesitate, almost always compromise, almost always dumb it down to play it a little bit safer ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
335:I still climb Mount Everest just as often as I used to. I play polo just as often as I used to. But to walk down to the hardware store I find a little bit more difficult ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
336:To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player... The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
337:A bully is playing a game, one that he or she enjoys and needs. You're welcome to play this game if it makes you happy, but for most people, it will make you miserable. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
338:I used to play cello. My mother kept me out of school a whole year to study music and counterpoint. She thought I had ability, but I was absolutely without talent. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
339:Life balance is a myth. It's an illusion and the very pursuit of it is driving us crazy. For me it's about proportion - it's really a work hard/play hard equation. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
340:There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest. All great revolutions originate in fear, for the play of interests does not lead to accomplishment. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
341:and he began to understand what a wild game we play in life; he began to understand that a thing once done cannot be undone nor changed by saying "I am sorry! ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
342:Anger and jealousy's all that he sells us, he's content when you're under his thumb. Madmen oppose him, but your kindness throws him, to survive it you play deaf and dumb. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
343:In the simulator, upsetting events from the past play again and again, which unfortunately strengthens the neural associations between an event and its painful feelings. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
344:It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
345:The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
346:[T]he Famous Rules which the French call, Des Trois Unitez , or, The Three Unities, which ought to be observ'd in every Regular Play; namely, of Time, Place, and Action. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
347:Today is your day to dance lightly with life. Sing wild songs of adventure. Invite rainbows and butterflies out to play. Soar your spirit and unfurl your joy. ~ jonathan-lockwood-huie, @wisdomtrove
348:Outside and above the mind there is the play of a consciousness which is lighted by the higher Truth, but man is not conscious of it and of that he has to be conscious. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
349:If we must play the theological game, let us never forget that it is a game. Religion, it seems to me, can survive only as a consciously accepted system of make-believe. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
350:Anything can happen in stock markets and you ought to conduct your affairs so that if the most extraordinary events happen, that you're still around to play the next day. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
351:When I write a novel I put into play all the information inside me. It might be Japanese information or it might be Western; I don't draw a distinction between the two. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
352:The play was written, planned and rehearsed. The world just spouts into being out of nothing.  Once with me you will know the Self only and see yourself in all. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
353:Let no one say that I have said nothing new... the arrangement of the subject is new. When we play tennis, we both play with the same ball, but one of us places it better. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
354:Do not take life's experiences too seriously. For in reality they are nothing but dream experiences. Play your part in life, but never forget that it is only a role. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
355:God sees everything at once and knows what you are called to do. Our part is not to play God, but to trust God - to believe that our single, solitary life can make a difference ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
356:One of the best strengtheners of character and developers of stamina ... is to assume the part you wish to play; to assert stoutly the possession of whatever you lack. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
357:Religions are often state-protected nurseries of pseudoscience, although there's no reason why religions have to play that role. In a way, it's an artefact from times long gone. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
358:But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask; why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
359:Did you ever consider how ridiculous it would be to try to cram on a farm – to forget to plan in spring, play all summer, and then cram in the fall to bring in the harvest?   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
360:The higher Truth is all the time working in us but through the lower power - Aparashakti. It is when we become conscious of the play of this higher Power then only yoga begins. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
361:You are free to smile in the midst of massive tests and challenges, knowing that you have chosen to play this game, and that you have dominion over all the appearances of earth. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
362:My guitar only has five strings 'cause the top one broke and I decided not to put it back on: when I play chords I only play bar chords, and the top one always used to cut me there. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
363:My mind begins to seem like a video game: I can either play it intelligently, learning more in each round, or I can be killed in the same spot by the same monster, again and again. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
364:Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
365:We are under exercised as a nation. We look instead of play. We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of the minimum of physical activity essential for healthy living. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
366:I have evolved my own exercises, for the muscles I wish to keep firm, and I know they are right for me because I can feel them putting the proper muscles into play as I exercise. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
367:You should not take prayer too seriously. There is something playful about God. You only have to look at a penguin... to realize that He likes to play little jokes on creatures. ~ thomas-keating, @wisdomtrove
368:After seeing kids play polo against big guys, it only shows that horses are the greatest equalizer in the world. No matter what you weigh, the little fellow is your equal on a horse. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
369:It is of far more important that a man shall play something himself, even if he plays it badly, than that he shall go with hundreds of companions to see someone else play well. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
370:We're important, but not essential; valuable, but not indispensable. We have a part in the play, but we are not the main act. A song to sing, but we are not the featured voice. God is. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
371:We've switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing, economics, politics - trying to play a serious part in the world - to a culture that's really entertainment-based. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
372:The darkness enveloped us. All I could hear was the violin and it was as if Juliek's soul had become the bow. He was playing his life... He played that which he would never play again. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
373:Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
374:I play the guitar. I taught myself how to play the guitar, which was a bad decision... because I didn't know how to play it, so I was a shitty teacher. I would never have went to me. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
375:There is nothing better than work. Work is also play; children know that. Children play earnestly as if it were work. But people grow up, and they work with a sorrow upon them. It's duty. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
376:There would never be a way for me to live comfortably with people. Maybe I'd become a monk. I'd pretend to believe in God and live in a cubicle, play an organ and stay drunk on wine. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
377:If we want to live a Wholehearted life, we have to become intentional about cultivating sleep and play, and about letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
378:I am determined that only the deepest love will induce me into matrimony. So... I shall end an old maid, and teach your ten children to embroider cushions and play their instruments very ill. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
379:In the degree that we come into this realization, and connect ourselves with this Infinite Source, do we make it possible for the higher powers to play, to work, to manifest in us. ~ william-walker-atkinson, @wisdomtrove
380:No one can force you to stand up, speak up and make a difference. But if you back off and play along, please understand that whatever happens happened, at least in part, because you acquiesced. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
381:Odinary people don't have a feeling of being loved by the people who manage to get into positions of leadership. They get in there, they make a lot of money, and then they play games with us. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
382:City's just a jungle; more games to play Trapped in the heart of it, tryin' to get away I was raised in the country, I been workin' in the town I been in trouble ever since I set my suitcase down ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
383:I like to see Quentin (Roosevelt) practicing baseball. It gives me hope that one of my boys will not take after his father in this respect, and will prove able to play the national game. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
384:Might we not say that every child at play behaves like a creative writer, in that he creates a world of his own, or, rather, rearranges the things of his world in a new way which pleases him? ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
385:Virtues and powers are mere tokens for children to play with. They are useful in the world, but do not take you out of it. To go beyond, you need alert immobility, quiet attention. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
386:In early youth, as we contemplate our coming life, we are like children in a theatre before the curtain is raised, sitting there in high spirits and eagerly waiting for the play to begin. ~ arthur-schopenhauer, @wisdomtrove
387:There is nothing, I think, more unfortunate than to have soft, chubby, fat-looking children who go to watch their school play basketball every Saturday and regard that as their weeks exercise. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
388:To borrow a simile from the football field, we believe that men must play fair, but that there must be no shirking, and that the success can only come to the player who hits the line hard. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
389:In my experience, being deep awake is both a state of transcendental enlightenment and embodied enlivenment. It's knowing that all is one and enjoying the play of separateness from that perspective. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
390:Once I started working with generative music in the 1970s, I was flirting with ideas of making a kind of endless music - not like a record that you'd put on, which would play for a while and finish. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
391:God cast you in His play, wrote you into His story. He has a definite direction for your life. Fulfill it and enjoy fulfillment. Play the part God prepared for you and get ready for some great days. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
392:In the normal play of our mind there are all sorts of perversions; hence the need to stop all these things and inculcate right thinking, right willing - in other words, Truth must be established. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
393:Listen to me: a family man is never a real family man. An assassin is never entirely assassin. They play a role, you understand. While a dead man, he is really dead. To be or not to be, right? ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
394:The fun is in always building something. After it's built, you play with it awhile and then you're through. You see, we never do the same thing twice around here. We're always opening up new doors. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
395:We can know nothing of humankind without knowing something of ourselves. Self-knowledge is the property of those people whose passions have their full play, but who ponder over their results. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
396:I don't think we have any choice. I think we have an obligation to change the rules, to raise the bar, to play a different game, and to play it better than anyone has any right to believe is possible. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
397:Little fly, thy summer's play My thoughtless hand has brushed away. Am not I a fly like thee? Or art not thou a man like me? For I dance and drink and sing, Till some blind hand shall brush my wing! ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
398:Pride, on the other hand, is the mother of all sins, and the original sin of lucifer... . An instrument strung, but preferring to play itself because it thinks it knows the tune better than the Musician ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
399:Each human being can at once be a fighter and forgiver. When self-doubt tortures him, he most play the role of a fighter. And when his own ignorance humiliates him, he must play the role of a forgiver. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
400:Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning... They have to play with what they know to be true in order to find out more, and then they can use what they learn in new forms of play. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
401:Each one of us is the hero of our own movie. Isn’t that great?! I’m a walk-on part in your movie. Other people get to play the romantic interest or comic sidekick. But you’re the star who’s in every scene. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
402:If you don't know how it works, find out. If you're not sure if it will work, try it. If it doesn't make sense, play with it until it does. If it's not broken, break it. If it might not be true, find out. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
403:People think that singing and playing is easy. It's not. It's easy to strum along, but if you actually want to really play, where it's important, that's a hard thing and not too many people are good at it. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
404:This play John Drinkwater's Abraham Lincoln holds the season's record, thus far, with a run of four evening performances and one matinee. By an odd coincidence, it ran just five performances too many. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
405:When you play the field selfishly everything works against you: one can’t insist on love or demand affection. you’re finally left with whatever you have been willing to give which often is: nothing. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
406:I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
407:You do not have to love what is going on in your life, but you must accept that it, whatever it is, is going on. As long as you do not accept reality, you are powerless to define the role you will play. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
408:London perpetually attracts, stimulates, gives me a play and a story and a poem, without any trouble, save that of moving my legs through the streets... To walk alone through London is the greatest rest. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
409:This was my only and my constant comfort. When I think of it, the picture always rises in my mind, of a summer evening, the boys at play in the churchyard, and I sitting on my bed, reading as if for life. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
410:Q: When both the disciple and his teacher are inadequate, what will happen?  M: In the long run all will be well. After all, the real Self of both is not affected by the comedy they play for a time. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
411:You know your real nature [to be divine]. You are the king and play you are a beggar. . . . It is all fun. Know it and play. That is all there is to it. Then practice it. The whole universe is a vast play. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
412:Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth. What you now call the free play of inquiry has neither more nor less to do with the ends for which intelligence was given you than masturbation has to do with marriage. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
413:We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
414:Lully's machine, Mill's fear and Lasswitz's chaotic library can be the subject of jokes, but they exaggerate a propensity which is common: making metaphysics and the arts into a kind of play with combinations. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
415:Self is not liberated. It was never bound. What gets liberated are the demons as well as gods of your mind. Set them free. You are sick of playing with the game. Be willing to not play the game. This takes huge resolve. ~ gangaji, @wisdomtrove
416:So Einstein was wrong when he said, "God does not play dice." Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can't be seen. ~ stephen-hawking, @wisdomtrove
417:I am so used to seeing the sort of play which deals with one man and two women. They do not leave me with the feeling I have made a full theatrical meal they do not give me the experience of the multiplicity of life. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
418:Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
419:You set the standards for how you will be treated. People will treat you the exact way you treat yourself. So be good to you. Take time for yourself. Rest. Play. Shower yourself with affection, support, and gifts. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
420:Plants of great vigor will almost always struggle into blossom, despite impediments. But there should be encouragement, and a free genial atmosphere for those of more timid sort, fair play for each in its own kind. ~ margaret-fuller, @wisdomtrove
421:The devil ain't got no power over me. The devil come, and me shake hands with the devil. Devil have his part to play. Devil's a good friend, too... because when you don't know him, that's the time he can mosh you down. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
422:You can con God and get away with it, Granny said, if you do so with charm and wit. If you live your life with imagination and verve, God will play along just to see what outrageously entertaining thing you'll do next. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
423:Playing our parts. Yes, we all have to do that and from childhood on, I have found that my own character has been much harder to play worthily and far harder at times to comprehend than any of the roles I have portrayed. ~ bette-davis, @wisdomtrove
424:The music is used as a backdrop. I take the kundalini and I play against the notes with it. I do a light show inwardly and outwardly with the vortexes of energy as you sit there. It's no big deal. It's just what I do. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
425:The United States does not have a choice as to whether or not is will or will not play a great part in the world. Fate has made that choice for us. The only question is whether we will play the part well or badly. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
426:In foreign affairs we must make up our minds that whether we wish it or not, we are a great people and must play a great part in the world. It is not open to us to choose whether we will play that great part or not. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
427:To introduce a new play only six weeks after another has been banned is also a way to speak one's piece to the government. It proves that art and liberty can grow back in one night under the clumsy foot which crushes them. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
428:Don't ask me silly questions I won't play silly games I'm just a simple choo choo train And I'll always be the same. I only want to race along Beneath the bright blue sky And be a happy choo choo train Until the day I die. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
429:If a child has been able in his play to give up his whole loving being to the world around him, he will be able, in the serious tasks of later life, to devote himself with confidence and power to the service of the world. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
430:When you do not take yourself to be the body, then the family life of the body, however intense and interesting, is seen only as a play on the screen of the mind, with the light of awareness as the only reality. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
431:Democracy is grounded upon so childish a complex of fallacies that they must be protected by a rigid system of taboos, else even halfwits would argue it to pieces. Its first concern must be to penalize the free play of ideas. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
432:Politics is the best show in America. I love animals and I love politicians, and I like to watch both of 'em at play, either back home in their native state, or after they've been captured and sent to a zoo, or to Washington. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
433:Photography concentrates one's eye on the superficial. For that reason it obscures the hidden life which glimmers through the outlines of things like a play of light and shade. One can't catch that even with the sharpest lens. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
434:The way to work with a bully is to take the ball and go home. First time, every time. When there's no ball, there's no game. Bullies hate that. So they'll either behave so they can play with you or they'll go bully someone else. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
435:If we are to be really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
436:Tennis is a young man's game. Until you're 25, you can play singles. From 25 to 35, you should play doubles. I won't tell you exactly how old I am, but when I played, there were 28 men on the court - just on my side of the net. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
437:The consciousness of the supreme Purusha remains above, but in the mind there may be a Purusha consciousness which they call the cosmic consciousness - it is wide, all-pervading, one. Outside this goes on the play of Prakriti. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
438:Joy is the wild card of life; it supersedes every other formula for success. If you can find a way to create joy, you can rise beyond all external factors. If you can play at whatever you are doing, you are the master of your life. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
439:Be conscious first of thyself within, then think and act. All living thought is a world in preparation; all real act is a thought manifested. The material world exists because an idea began to play in divine self–consciousness. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
440:Apparently with no surprise To any happy Flower The Frost beheads it at its play - In accidental power - The blonde Assassin passes on - The Sun proceeds unmoved To measure off another Day For an Approving God. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
441:You have to help another person. But it's not right to play God with masses of people. To be God you have to know what you're doing. And to do any good at all, just believing you're right and your motives are good isn't enough. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
442:In Hindu philosophy the whole creation is regarded as the Vishnu Lila, the play of Vishnu. Lila means dance or play. Also in Hindu philosophy, they call the world illusion; and in Latin the root of the word illusion is ludere, to play. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
443:Once you realise that there is nothing in this world, which you can call your own, you look at it from the outside as you look at a play on the stage, or a picture on the screen, admiring and enjoying, but really unmoved. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
444:Bazzard's father, being a Norfolk farmer, would have furiously laid about him with a flail, a pitch-fork, and every agricultural implement available for assaulting purposes, on the slightest hint of his son's having written a play. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
445:I think it's very important - no matter what you may do professionally - to keep alive some of the healthy interests of your youth. Children's play is not just kids' stuff. Children's play is rather the stuff of most future inventions. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
446:Jehovah is the great Miracle Maker, the unrivaled Wonder worker. None can be likened unto Him, He is alone in wonderland, the Creator and Worker of true marvels, compared with which all other remarkable things are as child's play. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
447:Watch and see with what endless variety of beautiful forms He plays the play of his maya with Himself alone. The lila of the all pervading One goes on and on in this way in infinite diversity. He is without beginning and without end. ~ anandamayi-ma, @wisdomtrove
448:Once I can focus in on something, I just play it in my mind until an idea comes from out of nowhere, and it's usually the key to the whole song. It's the idea that matters. It's like electricity was around long before Edison harnessed it. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
449:Among all the drudgery and broken dreams, what makes life worth all the fuss? The great lover of life Walt Whitman answers: That you are here – that life exists, and identity; That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
450:Never take liquor into the bedroom. Don't stick anything in your ears. Be anything but an architect. Live in a nice country rather than a powerful one. Power makes everybody crazy. Get somebody to teach you to play a musical instrument. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
451:Achievement is talent plus preparation. The problem with this view is that the closer psychologists look at the careers of the gifted, the smaller the role innate talent seems to play and the bigger the role preparation seems to play. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
452:I have done my fiddling so long under Vesuvius that I have almost forgotten to play, and can only wait for the eruption and think it long of coming. Literally no man has more wholly outlived life than I. And still it's good fun. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
453:On Saturday afternoons when all the things are done in the house and there's no real work to be done, I play Bach and Chopin and turn it up real loudly and get a good bottle of chardonnay and sit out on my deck and look out at the garden. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
454:When a private citizen is robbed, a worthy man is deprived of the fruits of his industry and thrift; when the government is robbed, the worst that happens is that certain rogues and loafers have less money to play with than they had before. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
455:When I began to play Frisbee, I would play with my friends and we used to do difficult things. We would stand in front of lines of trees that were parallel. We would spend hours throwing frisbees back and forth between these tight spots. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
456:You and I are unique human beings who have never existed before and will never exist again. We are living lives that have never been lived before and will never be lived again. So let’s play our parts in the great drama with style and panache. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
457:Football today is far too much a sport for the few who can play it well; the rest of us, and too many of our children, get out exercise from climbing up the seats in stadiums, or from walking across the room to turn on our television sets. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
458:If the English language had been properly organized ... then there would be a word which meant both &
459:Of course, it does depend on the people, but sometimes I'm invited places to kind of brighten up a dinner table like a musician who'll play the piano after dinner, and I know you're not really invited for yourself. You're just an ornament. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
460:Composing a concert is like composing a menu... . If you start with light pieces and play a 45-minute sonata after the interlude, it's like starting dinner with hors d'oeuvres and dessert and finishing with a Châteaubriand and vegetables. ~ arthur-rubinstein, @wisdomtrove
461:Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
462:. . . until the curtain was rung down on the last act of the drama (and it might have no last act!) he wished the intellectual cripples and the moral hunchbacks not to be jeered at; perhaps they might turn out to be the heroes of the play. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
463:You can sing only what you are. You can paint only what you are. You must be what your experiences, your environment, and your heredity have made you. For better or for worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
464:How long do small girls play with their dolls? As long as they are not married and do not live with their husbands. After marriage they put the dolls away in a box. What further need is there of worshipping the image after the vision of God? ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
465:When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
466:In old age our bodies are worn-out instruments, on which the soul tries in vain to play the melodies of youth. But because the instrument has lost its strings, or is out of tune, it does not follow that the musician has lost his skill. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
467:Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers. Arthur Eddington ~ sir-arthur-eddington, @wisdomtrove
468:The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent of how I react to it. And so it is with you. we are in charge of our attitudes. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
469:Keep steadily in the focus of consciousness the only clue you have: your certainty of being. Be with it, play with it, ponder over it, delve deeply into it, till the shell of ignorance breaks open and you emerge into the realm of reality. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
470:Suffering makes us capable of the full force of the Master of Delight; it makes us capable also to bear the utter play of the Master of Power. Pain is the key that opens the gates of strength; it is the high-road that leads to the city of beatitude. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
471:War is not courtesy but the most horrible thing in life; and we ought to understand that, and not play at war. We ought to accept this terrible necessity sternly and seriously. It all lies in that: get rid of falsehood and let war be war and not a game. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
472:Sometimes they'll make little Play-Doh animals, and when they go to sleep, I'll break the heads off the animals and put them at the foot of their beds for them to discover in the morning. Nothing wrong with sending your kids a little Sicilian message. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
473:Moods are in the mind and do not matter. Go within, go beyond. Cease being fascinated by the content of your consciousness. When you reach the deep layers of your true being, you will find that the mind's surface-play affects you very little. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
474:So now I intend to play the game of life, being receptive to whatever comes to me, good and bad, sun and shadow forever alternating, and, in this way, also accepting my own nature with its positive and negative sides. Thus everything becomes more alive to me. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
475:We live between the act of awakening and the act of surrender. Each morning, we awaken to the light and the invitation to a new day in the world of time; each night, we surrender to the dark to be taken to play in the world of dreams where time is no more. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
476:The abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and money began to play an important part in determining elections. Later on, this process of corruption spread to the law courts. And then to the army, and finally the Republic was subjected to the rule of emperors ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
477:It is not only possible to say a great deal in praise of play; it is really possible to say the highest things in praise of it. It might reasonably be maintained that the true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
478:The goal of life is not to win. It is to play the game with love. The rules of the game are: have a strong desire to win, believe that you are worthy of winning, have faith that you will win, and, as long as you are alive, never believe that the game is over. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
479:The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance. Like music also, it is fulfilled in each moment of its course. You do not play a sonata in order to reach the final chord, and if the meaning of things were simply in ends, composers would write nothing but finales. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
480:To say good-bye is to deny separation; it is to say Today we play at going our own ways, but we'll see each other tomorrow. Men invented farewells because they somehow knew themselves to be immortal, even while seeing themselves as contingent and ephemeral. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
481:A book is a part of life, a manifestation of life, just as much as a tree or a horse or a star. It obeys its own rhythms, its own laws, whether it be a novel, a play, or a diary. The deep, hidden rhythm of life is always there - that of the pulse, the heart beat. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
482:I focus for periods of time on creative work and I'm very insular during those times - not a lot of socializing. I play when I want. That means I can take off on a retreat, catch a matinee, make friends. My core desired feelings are my time management system. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
483:A person who believes, as she did, that things fit: that there is a whole of which one is a part, and that in being a part one is whole: such a person has no desire whatever, at any time, to play God. Only those who have denied their being yearn to play at it. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
484:I stand for the square deal. I mean not merely that I stand for fair play under the present rules of the game, but that I stand for having those rules changed so as to work for a more substantial equality of opportunity and of reward for equally good service. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
485:But how can the characters in a play guess the plot? We are not the playwright, we are not the producer, we are not even the audience. We are on the stage. To play well the scenes in which we are "on" concerns us much more than to guess about the scenes that follow it. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
486:If you are called upon to play a church service, it is a greater honor than if you were to play a concert on the finest organ in the world... Thank God each time when you are privileged to sit before the organ console and assist in the worship of the Almighty. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
487:How would your life be different if... You decided to give freely, love fully, and play feverously? Let today be the day... You free yourself from the conditioned rules that limit your happiness and dilute the beautiful life experience. Have fun. Give - Love - Play! ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
488:Out- out are the lights- out all! And, over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, While the angels, all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, "Man," And its hero the Conqueror Worm. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
489:I constantly caution our teams: &
490:The giving and receiving is the tricky thing. It's not the gift. It's what the heart says in giving the gift, and from my point of view, one doesn't give or receive - that's a role we have to play. But the gift - it's God's gift. I think that it's better to be souls than roles. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
491:We can be seduced... by powerful political groups that promise more wealth and lower taxes. Those with power can use clever, psychological tricks and play upon our weaknesses and brokenness in order to attract us to their way of thinking. We can be manipulated into illusion. ~ jean-vanier, @wisdomtrove
492:You are like the man in the cinema house, laughing and crying with the picture, though knowing fully well that he is all the time in his seat and the picture is but the play of light. It is enough to shift attention from the screen to oneself to break the spell. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
493:When I say I believe in a square deal i do not mean to give every man the best hand. If the cards do not come to any man, or if they do come, and he has not got the power to play them, that is his affair. All I mean is that there shall be no crookedness in the dealing. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
494:But it’s also important to remember that everyone is the star of the show from a different perspective. You need to play a positive part in other people’s story lines, as well as inviting them to play a positive part in your story line. Then we’ll all enjoy this adventure of life. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
495:People think I'm into sports because I'm a man. But I'm not into sports. I like Gatorade, but that's about as far as it goes. By the way, you don't have to be sweaty and play basketball to enjoy Gatorade. You can just be a thirsty dude. Gatorade forgets about this demographic! ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
496:That is why we were drawn to one another and why we are brother and sister. I am going to teach you to dance and play and smile, and still not be happy. And you are going to teach me to think and to know and yet not be happy. Do you know that we are both children of the Devil? ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
497:I think the idea that women have all this wonderful emotion is a myth, as well as the fact that men do not. I mean, people are people. What is happening across the board is that the recognition that emotions, and the spirit and soul play a fundamental part in the art of healing. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
498:Adults are interested if you don't play down to the little 2 or 3 year olds or talk down. I don't believe in talking down to children. I don't believe in talking down to any certain segment. I like to kind of just talk in a general way to the audience. Children are always reaching. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
499:The strong are strengthened by reverses; the trouble is that the true meaning of events scores next to nothing in the match we play with men. Appearances decide our gains or losses and the points are trumpery. And a mere semblance of defeat may hopelessly checkmate us. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
500:If you asked someone, &

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:Play it fuckin' loud! ~ Bob Dylan,
2:No bounce, no play. ~ Stephen King,
3:foul play, ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
4:play hooky for the day, ~ Anonymous,
5:Work hard, play hard. ~ Wiz Khalifa,
6:You're your own play. ~ Jon Stewart,
7:Fair play is a jewel. ~ Walter Scott,
8:I can play the radio. ~ Becky Aikman,
9:I love to play music. ~ Gavin DeGraw,
10:play The Tempest, ~ Harold Schechter,
11:Work? It’s just serious play. ~ Saul,
12:Do you play croquet? ~ Melanie Karsak,
13:Life should be lived as play. ~ Plato,
14:Tom did play hookey, and ~ Mark Twain,
15:I don't play the tuba. ~ Lenny Kravitz,
16:I just go out and play. ~ Johnny Damon,
17:Fish play in the water ~ Thinley Norbu,
18:I play a lot of basketball. ~ Josh Peck,
19:I play a nobody in Japan. ~ Jackie Chan,
20:My name's Peter. Can I play too? ~ Brom,
21:Villains are fun to play. ~ Edi Gathegi,
22:What we play is life. ~ Louis Armstrong,
23:had a fondness for cum play, ~ Anonymous,
24:Life is a game, play it. ~ Mother Teresa,
25:The game women play is men. ~ Adam Smith,
26:God does not play dice. ~ Albert Einstein,
27:God does not play dice. ~ Stephen Hawking,
28:God does not play favorites. ~ Max Lucado,
29:I can't play a slave. ~ Dorothy Dandridge,
30:I can't play Mahatma Gandhi. ~ Kabir Bedi,
31:I don't play for records. ~ Albert Pujols,
32:i play a mean harmonica ~ James Patterson,
33:I play piano every day. ~ Sarah McLachlan,
34:I play well with everybody. ~ R Lee Ermey,
35:It's fun to play happy people. ~ Amy Ryan,
36:It takes a smart guy to play dumb. ~ Mr T,
37:All play means something. ~ Johan Huizinga,
38:Belief #6: Work is play. ~ Anthony Robbins,
39:Bless up. Don't play yourself. ~ DJ Khaled,
40:Devil has his part to play. ~ Marlon James,
41:I want to play for years. ~ Michael Jordan,
42:Sperm, sperm's the play! ~ Herman Melville,
43:You play to win the game. ~ Herman Edwards,
44:Ease up, the play is over. ~ Horace Greeley,
45:I liked to play dress-up. ~ Vanessa Paradis,
46:I like to play small clubs. ~ Willie Nelson,
47:I never play without my cape. ~ Bela Lugosi,
48:I play in a lot of empty rooms. ~ Colin Hay,
49:Lyricists play with words. ~ Paul McCartney,
50:Our whole life is like a play. ~ Ben Jonson,
51:Players play, tough players win. ~ Tom Izzo,
52:Play with me , Pix. Please. ~ Scarlett Cole,
53:Shut Up and Play your Guitar. ~ Frank Zappa,
54:The last act crowns the play. ~ John Ruskin,
55:The play's the thing. ~ William Shakespeare,
56:The song tells me what to play. ~ Joe Walsh,
57:You write. You play. Tell me. ~ Jaci Burton,
58:Click the image to play! Posted: ~ Anonymous,
59:Don't bullshit' just play. ~ Wynton Marsalis,
60:Don’t play with wild animals. ~ Milly Taiden,
61:I am a D.J., I am what I play. ~ David Bowie,
62:Idle time is the devil's play. ~ Mark Dayton,
63:I play chess, but my past is checkered, ~ Ka,
64:I shall play Scarlett O'Hara. ~ Vivien Leigh,
65:I tend to play sort of douchey. ~ Nick Kroll,
66:I work hard but I play hard. ~ Kenny Chesney,
67:I work hard. But I play hard, too. ~ Pitbull,
68:I would like to play Broadway! ~ Elena Roger,
69:I would love to play Magnum P.I. ~ Mike Epps,
70:Life is not some kind of play! ~ Osamu Dazai,
71:play in, maybe even a puppy. ~ Steena Holmes,
72:Play is experimenting with chance. ~ Novalis,
73:Play is the work of childhood. ~ Jean Piaget,
74:We’re going to play a game… ~ Krista Ritchie,
75:You can't win if you don't play. ~ Anonymous,
76:Deep play precedes deep work. ~ Jeremy Rifkin,
77:Humility is always one play away. ~ Tim Foley,
78:I don't play tennis at all. ~ Brooklyn Decker,
79:I like honesty and fair play. ~ Marcus Garvey,
80:I'll play until my knees fall off. ~ Sue Bird,
81:I want to go outside and play. ~ Jenna Elfman,
82:You can't play pretend forever. ~ Holly Black,
83:Zeroth law: You must play the game ~ C P Snow,
84:Fate does not play jokes. ~ Gamal Abdel Nasser,
85:I bet you can't play slide piano. ~ Jimmy Page,
86:I get to play a lot of hysterics. ~ Hope Davis,
87:I hate to play YouTube. ~ Melissa Harris Perry,
88:I know my role and I play it well. ~ Lil Wayne,
89:I seem to play a lot of losers. ~ Danny Huston,
90:I sing a bit and play guitar. ~ Jesse Metcalfe,
91:It's cool to play a vampire. ~ Josh Hutcherson,
92:Lay low, play dumb, keep moving. ~ Roger Stone,
93:Life’s a song, Anne. Let’s play. ~ Kylie Scott,
94:Play the hand you're dealt. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru,
95:Play to win, but enjoy the fun. ~ David Ogilvy,
96:Relax. Be yourself. Play a lot. ~ Joe Satriani,
97:You can’t win if you don’t play. ~ Mark Manson,
98:You chose to play it safe. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
99:You don’t play, you can’t win. ~ Dana Stabenow,
100:Before hard work comes play. ~ Angela Duckworth,
101:Breath play is not my scene at all. ~ E L James,
102:Damn-the girl knew how to play. ~ Katie McGarry,
103:Don't play his game. Play yours. ~ Rachel Caine,
104:Do you still play the accordian? ~ Markus Zusak,
105:Grammar is a piano I play by ear. ~ Joan Didion,
106:I don't like to play the victim. ~ Barry Pepper,
107:I wanna go play my music in a club. ~ Joe Jonas,
108:I was born to play baseball. ~ Roberto Clemente,
109:Play as often as you can. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
110:The big play comes with the pass. ~ Sid Gillman,
111:we all gotta play to our strengths. ~ Ryk Brown,
112:When you play from the heart, ~ Carlos Santana,
113:As an actor, I'll play anything. ~ Michael Caine,
114:Does fate ever play by the rules? ~ Jodi Picoult,
115:Dogs do tricks. Cats play tricks. ~ Eloisa James,
116:Economics is not a morality play. ~ Paul Krugman,
117:How you play is what you win. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
118:If we don't play God, who will? ~ James D Watson,
119:I play a huge variety of roles ~ Casper Van Dien,
120:• I Play Dodgeball with Cannibals ~ Rick Riordan,
121:I wanted to play baseball! ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
122:I want to play interesting women. ~ Rachel Weisz,
123:Life is more fun if you play games. ~ Roald Dahl,
124:Never play leapfrog with a unicorn. ~ Benny Hill,
125:Play hard or don't play at all. ~ Robin S Sharma,
126:Rich could play way better than Krupa. ~ Al Hirt,
127:The gods play games with men as balls. ~ Plautus,
128:And the beasts came out to play… ~ Juliette Cross,
129:I play saxophone, I play tenor sax. ~ Andy Serkis,
130:It is better to play than do nothing. ~ Confucius,
131:It's boring to play the girl role! ~ Olivia Wilde,
132:Me: Let’s play sick day together. ~ Morgan Parker,
133:Mommy play groups are cut throat ~ Willow Winters,
134:Only a genius can play a fool. ~ Michael Rapaport,
135:Play is the work of the child. ~ Maria Montessori,
136:the gods play no
favorites. ~ Charles Bukowski,
137:He wanted to run. He wanted to play. ~ Edward Lorn,
138:How the hell can you play here? ~ Harmon Killebrew,
139:I always play women I would date. ~ Angelina Jolie,
140:I can't do anything but play guitar. ~ Tommy Bolin,
141:I don't have a favorite place to play. ~ Keren Ann,
142:I don't hide or play stupid games. ~ Demian Bichir,
143:I don't mind what I play, really. ~ John Malkovich,
144:If you want to play, you gotta pay. ~ Stephen King,
145:I just want to be me and play golf. ~ Bubba Watson,
146:I like to play snooker, golf as well. ~ John Terry,
147:I'm not a musician, I just play bass. ~ Bill Wyman,
148:I must play the instrument I've got. ~ Saul Bellow,
149:I play Rock 'n' Roll, that's what I do. ~ Kid Rock,
150:I think life is a big game we play. ~ Eric Cantona,
151:It's okay to play with your food. ~ Emeril Lagasse,
152:I want you to play me like a cello. ~ Gayle Forman,
153:I warned you I like to play games. ~ Tiffany Reisz,
154:I wrote my first play when I was eight. ~ Pam Gems,
155:Never play cards with a man called Doc. ~ Amy Sohn,
156:There's no sauce for play like work. ~ Edna Ferber,
157:work, pray and play not from here ~ Eman Herzallah,
158:Come on, bebe. Let’s play gator. ~ S E Jakes,
159:Don't do anything that isn't play ~ Joseph Campbell,
160:Forever is a long time to play it safe. ~ Anonymous,
161:Hypocrites always wanna play innocent ~ Lauryn Hill,
162:I didn't play with other children. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
163:If I don't feel it, I can't play it. ~ James Cotton,
164:If I have a day off I will play golf. ~ Dean Norris,
165:If life is a joke, let us play it. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
166:I kinda wanted to play receiver more. ~ Victor Cruz,
167:I never practice; I always play. ~ Wanda Landowska,
168:I play keyboard for the internet. ~ Candace Blevins,
169:I play myself on everything I do. ~ Hannibal Buress,
170:I play piano every day. I enjoy that. ~ Frank Ocean,
171:I usually play disenfranchised youth ~ Robin Tunney,
172:I will never play for the Miami Heat. ~ Rajon Rondo,
173:I would be happy to play any roles. ~ Madeline Zima,
174:Jazz is what I play for a living. ~ Louis Armstrong,
175:Play is battle and battle is play. ~ Johan Huizinga,
176:Play is just another version of work ~ Ray Kurzweil,
177:Play it cool, that's the old school rule man. ~ Nas,
178:Play with me and you play with fire. ~ Sharon Jones,
179:Put your ego aside and play as a team. ~ Sonny Bono,
180:We get to play God with our stories. ~ Larry Brooks,
181:You can't get saved if you don't play. ~ Bill Maher,
182:You could play well and still lose. ~ Retief Goosen,
183:All I have to do is play football now. ~ Vince Young,
184:Don't play hard to get, play hard to forget. ~ Drake,
185:Friday the 13th...I'mma play Jason! ~ Big Daddy Kane,
186:If I could read it, I could play it. ~ Nat King Cole,
187:If music be the food of love, play on ~ Gayle Forman,
188:If you can sing it, you can play it. ~ Jackie McLean,
189:If you play golf, you are my friend. ~ Harvey Penick,
190:I'll play anyone in Uno and crush them. ~ Nikki Sixx,
191:I'm not a nerd, I play one on TV. ~ Curtis Armstrong,
192:I’m not here to play. I’m here to win ~ Meghan March,
193:I no longer have it (desire to play). ~ Joe DiMaggio,
194:I play any piano with a good tune. ~ Pinetop Perkins,
195:I play Beethoven and Bach. At the same ~ Alicia Keys,
196:I play my enemies like a game of chess ~ Lauryn Hill,
197:I spoil a lot of people with my play. ~ LeBron James,
198:I would murder to play Gambit again! ~ Taylor Kitsch,
199:I would pay to watch Ginobili play. ~ Jeff Van Gundy,
200:Let the perfectionist play postal. ~ Yasser Seirawan,
201:Life deals your hand and you play it. ~ Kevin Conroy,
202:Life is a movie, let love play its role. ~ Lil Wayne,
203:Men who ape the saint and play the sinner. ~ Juvenal,
204:My one ambition is to play a hero. ~ Sessue Hayakawa,
205:Play the tiles you get" -Grandma Nelly ~ R J Palacio,
206:When I played ball, I didn't play for fun. ~ Ty Cobb,
207:When the cats away, the mice will play. ~ Bob Marley,
208:You are never too old to play chess! ~ Bobby Fischer,
209:You got to love to be able to play ~ Louis Armstrong,
210:You never win any games you don't play. ~ Mark Cuban,
211:You've got to play with pride and guts. ~ Lamar Odom,
212:Can I play with the panda?" - Nate Hathaway ~ Ron Roy,
213:Forgiveness is a game only saints play Kabir. ~ Kabir,
214:God does not play dice. ALBERT EINSTEIN ~ Rick Warren,
215:I can play all I know in eight bars. ~ Charlie Parker,
216:I don't play to sweat, I play to win. ~ Kevin Garnett,
217:I'd rather play a maid than be one. ~ Hattie McDaniel,
218:If I couldn’t play, I wouldn’t be alive. ~ Frank Iero,
219:I shoulda learned to play the guitar. ~ Mark Knopfler,
220:I think I was supposed to play jazz. ~ Herbie Hancock,
221:I try all night to play a pretty note. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
222:It's nice to play someone who is naive. ~ Emily Blunt,
223:I've never liked to play stereotypes. ~ Michael Welch,
224:I would love to play Jimi Hendrix. ~ Chadwick Boseman,
225:Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. ~ Michael Jordan,
226:Of course, it's fun to play with Blacks. ~ Boris Vian,
227:People really appreciate the way I play. ~ Hines Ward,
228:Play with fire and you WILL get burned. ~ Terry Spear,
229:play with whatever the day brought in. ~ Deborah Levy,
230:There are much worse games to play. ~ Suzanne Collins,
231:you have to play it out sometimes. ~ Charlaine Harris,
232:You've got to have brains to play dumb. ~ Helen Ellis,
233:All I want to do, ever, is play chess. ~ Bobby Fischer,
234:all-work-and-not-enough-play lifestyle. ~ Nick Vujicic,
235:Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel ~ Jimi Hendrix,
236:Don't be afraid, just play the music. ~ Charlie Parker,
237:Ever seen the play Arsenic and Old Lace? ~ B J Daniels,
238:If you play poorly one day, forget it. ~ Harvey Penick,
239:I love drums and still play frequently. ~ Adrian Belew,
240:I only know how to play one role: me. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
241:I play so young because of my looks. ~ Monique Coleman,
242:It doesn't take any talent to play hard. ~ Derek Jeter,
243:It is idle to play the lyre for an ass. ~ Saint Jerome,
244:It's fun to play people who are flawed. ~ Brad Garrett,
245:I've always wanted to play a teacher. ~ Michael Rooker,
246:I want to play many different characters. ~ Demi Moore,
247:I would only want to play for you. ~ Alexandra Bracken,
248:I write short stories, and I wrote a play. ~ Rita Dove,
249:Let's play act a murder, Wadsworth. ~ Kerri Maniscalco,
250:Let’s Play Frisbee with Bladed Weapons! ~ Rick Riordan,
251:Life and love go on, let the music play. ~ Johnny Cash,
252:Macbeth was the first play I ever read. ~ Alan Cumming,
253:Play every game as if it's your last one ~ Guy Lafleur,
254:Play is the exultation of the possible. ~ Martin Buber,
255:Play needs direction as well as work. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
256:Poets play with words to keep themselves sane ~ Eyedea,
257:Serious art is born from serious play. ~ Julia Cameron,
258:Sometimes you just have to play in pain. ~ Gary Carter,
259:You care enough to play hard to get. ~ Teresa Medeiros,
260:You don’t play fair.' I pout.
'I know. ~ E L James,
261:Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
262:Can I, just one time, play the good guy? ~ Clancy Brown,
263:Don’t play the occasion, play the game. ~ Alex Ferguson,
264:I also play fiddle, banjo and mandolin. ~ Sonny Burgess,
265:I have fun with ideas; I play with them. ~ Ray Bradbury,
266:I know I can still play at a high level. ~ Michael Vick,
267:I like to disappear in the parts I play. ~ Mark Ruffalo,
268:I'm not a standup, but I play one on TV. ~ Ana Gasteyer,
269:In our play we reveal what kind of people we are ~ Ovid,
270:love me
it's your play
I say ~ Alejandra Pizarnik,
271:Man's most serious activity is play. ~ George Santayana,
272:Now close your eyes. I want to play. ~ Annalise Delaney,
273:players never quit, and quiters never play. ~ Anonymous,
274:Play is the highest form of research. ~ Albert Einstein,
275:Play is the highest from of research. ~ Albert Einstein,
276:Play the game without mercy, play to win ~ Wilbur Smith,
277:The House Beautiful is the play lousy. ~ Dorothy Parker,
278:...you play the instrument you have. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
279:Any game you play, you got to lose sometime. ~ Roy Acuff,
280:Because there wasn’t enough time to play 54 ~ Grant Fuhr,
281:Belief is a deception you play upon yourself. ~ Rajneesh,
282:Even play has ended in fierce strife and anger. ~ Horace,
283:Every girl wants to play Bridget Jones. ~ Sheridan Smith,
284:God does not play dice with the Universe! ~ Marcus Chown,
285:God never wrote a good play in his life. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
286:Honor bright! Fair play is a jewel! ~ E D E N Southworth,
287:I always wanted to play against the best. ~ Eric Cantona,
288:I don’t have to play football for money. ~ Carson Palmer,
289:If I ever play Hamlet, it'll be in a dress! ~ Matt Lucas,
290:If scientists don't play God, who will? ~ James D Watson,
291:In our play we reveal what kind of people we are. ~ Ovid,
292:I play DEA, CIA, FBI, LAPD; I got 'em all. ~ Dean Norris,
293:I play guitar, piano, bass and percussion. ~ Teena Marie,
294:I've been wanting to do a play for years. ~ Michael Cera,
295:I went to my first college to play soccer. ~ Sean Durkin,
296:James Brown is the reason I play guitar. ~ Kevin Eubanks,
297:Just thought he might want to see me play. ~ Jaci Burton,
298:Never play a thing the same way twice. ~ Louis Armstrong,
299:The camera is really the play-by-play person. ~ Joe Buck,
300:This is how you play tennis without the net ~ Sam Harris,
301:To initiate something is to play the fool. ~ Chris Kraus,
302:We'll just play it cool, like Elvis at 19. ~ Pat Benatar,
303:You have to like the characters you play. ~ Ted McGinley,
304:You never play age, you play character. ~ Michael Steger,
305:You want to play? Come find me angel boy. ~ Nalini Singh,
306:All I ever want to do is just play chess. ~ Bobby Fischer,
307:All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. ~ James Joyce,
308:Coltrane, you cant play everything at once! ~ Miles Davis,
309:Death isn’t picky, doesn’t play favorites. ~ Jeremy Bates,
310:History is a pack of lies we play on the dead. ~ Voltaire,
311:I can play the air guitar really, really well. ~ Jessie J,
312:I can play the harmonica with my nose. ~ Chord Overstreet,
313:I'd love to play a full-out rocking chick. ~ Carmen Ejogo,
314:I'm a gamer. I play PlayStation all the time. ~ Luke Goss,
315:In Australia, kids play in American accents. ~ Yael Stone,
316:I think we all have a role to play in life. ~ Jimmy Cliff,
317:It was all I lived for, to play baseball. ~ Mickey Mantle,
318:I usually only play with very close friends. ~ Emanuel Ax,
319:I wish I could sing or play an instrument. ~ Sigrid Agren,
320:I would play football, because I love it. ~ Summer Altice,
321:I would play with Guns n' Roses anytime. ~ Sebastian Bach,
322:I write because I love to play with language. ~ W H Auden,
323:Let's play. I'm willing to play anywhere. ~ Bobby Fischer,
324:Let the music play on would be my legacy. ~ Lionel Richie,
325:Never do anything that isn't play. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg,
326:Never play anything the same way twice. ~ Louis Armstrong,
327:No need to play small—this is your life! ~ Valorie Burton,
328:Play what you know and then play above that ~ Miles Davis,
329:The body and the soul know how to play ~ Theodore Roethke,
330:There are good places to play and bad places. ~ Iron Wine,
331:We need to play each others instruments. ~ Steven Johnson,
332:When I play on my fiddle in Dooney ~ William Butler Yeats,
333:Who are we beyond the roles that we play? ~ Joan Anderson,
334:You can play with your flamethrower later. ~ Rick Riordan,
335:You have to play the logic of a character. ~ Emily Watson,
336:Always play to your opponent’s weaknesses. ~ Ruth Cardello,
337:As long as I'm having fun I'm going to play. ~ Derek Jeter,
338:Bass is for people who can't play guitar ~ Eddie Van Halen,
339:Business is business, no child's play. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
340:Death likes it when you play hard to get. ~ R K Milholland,
341:Don’t play dumb. Something’s up. A new case ~ John Grisham,
342:Each time I play a song it seems more real. ~ Robert Smith,
343:Every song that I play I wrote by myself. ~ Noel Gallagher,
344:Fate shuffles the cards and we play. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
345:He said to play louder. He can't hear you. ~ Mickey Mantle,
346:I dare anyone to play like Charlie Watts. ~ Randy Castillo,
347:I don't play chess with my life, ya' know. ~ Russell Crowe,
348:I don’t want to play anymore … I love you. ~ Ilona Andrews,
349:I'd rather play jazz, I hate rock and roll. ~ Ginger Baker,
350:I love her. My piano. play the sh*t outta her. ~ Lady Gaga,
351:I love the role that men play in our lives. ~ Shania Twain,
352:I'm a spade, you're an ofay. Let's play. ~ Louis Armstrong,
353:I never thought I didn't have a card to play. ~ Jim Lovell,
354:I Play Dodgeball with Cannibals (Chapter 2) ~ Rick Riordan,
355:I play golf - even though I'm awful at it. ~ Clare Balding,
356:I probably play games more than I practice. ~ Kevin Durant,
357:I really believe in the characters I play. ~ Minnie Driver,
358:I used to play tenor sax in high school, man. ~ Sean Price,
359:I was allowed to play at philosophy no longer. ~ C S Lewis,
360:I will play on this blessed earth until I die. ~ Ada Limon,
361:Just play every hand, you can't miss them all. ~ Sam Farha,
362:Live with a purpose, play with a purpose. ~ Russell Wilson,
363:Lots of animals in a trap will play dead. ~ Emily Fridlund,
364:Love is a game that two can play and both win. ~ Eva Gabor,
365:Maurice Maeterlinck’s play The Blue Bird. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
366:Pay now, play later; play now, pay later. ~ John C Maxwell,
367:Play! Invent the world! Invent reality! ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
368:Play is hand-to-hand encounter with Fate. ~ Anatole France,
369:Play the game, never let the game play you. ~ Tupac Shakur,
370:Rule #76: No excuses. Play like a champion! ~ Vince Vaughn,
371:Some actors play themselves, don't they? ~ Christian McKay,
372:Study hard, practice hard, play ferociously. ~ John Kessel,
373:The essence of childhood, of course, is play. ~ Bill Cosby,
374:The reluctant hero is always fun to play. ~ David Giuntoli,
375:To play Holland, you have to play the Dutch. ~ Ruud Gullit,
376:We win because we play together as a team. ~ John Havlicek,
377:Women play into each other's weaknesses. ~ Mika Brzezinski,
378:You cannot play for safety and make art. ~ Lucille Clifton,
379:Birds fly, fish swim, and children play. ~ Garry L Landreth,
380:Bitch wants to play games, let’s play games. ~ Nalini Singh,
381:Can’t play it safe when nowhere safe anymore ~ Marlon James,
382:Color will play no part in the art of future. ~ Gunter Brus,
383:Did I still remember how to let my mind play? ~ Larry Niven,
384:Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you. ~ Charlie Parker,
385:Gamblers and lovers really play to lose. ~ Lawrence Durrell,
386:Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play. ~ John Steinbeck,
387:God does not play dice with the universe. ~ Albert Einstein,
388:God gave us music, so we play with our words. ~ Talib Kweli,
389:I'd like to play nothing but good characters. ~ Joan Leslie,
390:I don't play golf. Mark Twain is golf to me. ~ Hal Holbrook,
391:If it's a good role, I'm happy to play it. ~ Peter Jacobson,
392:If you don't know what to play, play nothing. ~ Miles Davis,
393:I love bad boys. They're the most fun to play. ~ Alex Meraz,
394:I love to watch movies and play cricket. ~ Riteish Deshmukh,
395:I never play the victim, I’d rather be a stalker. ~ Rihanna,
396:In my 33rd year, I was called to play Jesus. ~ Jim Caviezel,
397:I play piano and write better than I can sing. ~ Irene Cara,
398:I play to lift a city, and raise a banner. ~ Prince Fielder,
399:It's really challenging to play comedy. ~ Michelle Monaghan,
400:It's really hard for me to sing and play bass. ~ Kim Gordon,
401:I've always wanted to play more comic parts. ~ Dominic West,
402:Kings play the fool, and the people suffer for it. ~ Horace,
403:Like a sprained ankle boy I aint nothin to play wit ~ Drake,
404:Novels are make-believe and play for adults. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
405:One play can change your momentum forever. ~ Sherman Alexie,
406:place to play, and then build the clubhouse, ~ John Grisham,
407:Play doesn't have to be the opposite of work. ~ Jill Vialet,
408:Play within the system. Be a decision maker. ~ Dabo Swinney,
409:play with it. “The store clerk wasn’t happy. He ~ J D Vance,
410:She went from opera, park, assembly, play, ~ Alexander Pope,
411:Take deeds
Away.
Play music
please. ~ J P Donleavy,
412:The final curtain of life’s play is dropp’d. ~ Ian Doescher,
413:The mob taught me how to play gin rummy. ~ Shirley MacLaine,
414:'Tis an awkward thing to play with souls. ~ Robert Browning,
415:To play Holland, you've got to play the Dutch ~ Ruud Gullit,
416:We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely. ~ Caroline Corr,
417:You have to learn to play with what you've got. ~ Don Meyer,
418:You're a musician: You play. That's what you do. ~ Lou Reed,
419:Angels Don't Play This HAARP, Nick Begich Ph.D.) ~ Anonymous,
420:An hour of play is worth a lifetime of conversation. ~ Plato,
421:By working hard, you get to play hard guilt-free. ~ Jim Rohn,
422:Don't play what s there play what's not there. ~ Miles Davis,
423:Five years is a long time to play one part. ~ Mary McCormack,
424:How every fool can play upon the word! ~ William Shakespeare,
425:I'd like to be in a play with Mark Rylance. ~ Julian Ovenden,
426:I don't want to play out of another man's bag. ~ Ben Webster,
427:If music be the food of love, play on. ~ William Shakespeare,
428:If music be the food of love, play on; ~ William Shakespeare,
429:If music is the food of love, play on. ~ William Shakespeare,
430:If you judge the character, you cant play it. ~ Alan Rickman,
431:If you play and work hard then rest hard. ~ Stephen Richards,
432:I learned you can't drink whiskey and play golf. ~ John Daly,
433:I like to have fun, but I don't play games. ~ Yolanda Foster,
434:I'll never play a drum solo you can't dance to. ~ Gene Krupa,
435:I might play in shorts, but I wear the pants. ~ LeBron James,
436:Interesting little game we play with each other. ~ Guy Clark,
437:I only ever play Vegas one night at a time. ~ Robin Williams,
438:I play harder when my family is watching. ~ Chauncey Billups,
439:I prefer to play the villain or the antihero. ~ Scott Adkins,
440:I want to play trailer trash; I swear to God. ~ Joan Van Ark,
441:Jeremy, are we going to play your games? ~ Alastair Campbell,
442:Life is a game, kid! It all depends on how you play! ~ Mario,
443:Life is one game where people don't play fair. ~ Mary Monroe,
444:People like to play with the tuna, sometimes. ~ Alex Timbers,
445:Play a new game, not the older game but faster. ~ Seth Godin,
446:The end of the play is kind of the beginning. ~ Michael Urie,
447:There's no way I can go play for the Yankees. ~ Johnny Damon,
448:Whatever I hear in my head is what I play. ~ Marketa Irglova,
449:When I play poker, I don't like losing the pot. ~ Drew Carey,
450:While the cat's away, the mice will play. ~ James Arthur Ray,
451:Why play a chord when you can play one note? ~ Alex Kapranos,
452:You can play a shoestring if you're sincere. ~ John Coltrane,
453:You can't play in shit and not get some on you. ~ Robin Hobb,
454:You play by the rules of the world you're in. ~ Jodi Picoult,
455:All play and no work makes me a happy girl ~ Carole Radziwill,
456:All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. ~ Stanley Kubrick,
457:don’t play bridge but I’m going to learn. The ~ Susan Howatch,
458:Don t play what's there, play what's not there. ~ Miles Davis,
459:Don't play what's there, play what's not there. ~ Miles Davis,
460:Don't play what's there; play what's not there. ~ Miles Davis,
461:From the moment I first heard Steve Laury play, ~ Nathan East,
462:God does not play dice [with the universe]. ~ Albert Einstein,
463:Great leaders don't play by the existing rules. ~ Mark V Hurd,
464:I don't play any instruments, but I do read a lot. ~ Deep Roy,
465:I encourage girls to play sports and play hard. ~ Lisa Leslie,
466:If there's grass in the field, play ball! ~ William J Clinton,
467:If you can play the blues, you can do anything. ~ Ray Charles,
468:I like to hide behind the characters I play. ~ Angelina Jolie,
469:I love to get people to sing and play together. ~ Jules Shear,
470:I'm Johnny Christ, and I play the tambourine. ~ Johnny Christ,
471:I Play Dodgeball with Cannibals
(Chapter 2) ~ Rick Riordan,
472:I play the game for the game's own sake, ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
473:I play the game for the game’s own sake, ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
474:It's so enjoyable to play a bad guy, you know. ~ Brady Corbet,
475:I will play the swan. And die in music. ~ William Shakespeare,
476:I work out, I play sports, I go to concerts. ~ Angie Everhart,
477:Now play nicely, make-believe dead girl ~ Rachel Caine,
478:One play does not a team or victory make. ~ Elizabeth Eulberg,
479:order to play that game one more time. The ~ Sebastian Junger,
480:Parent hard, play hard. That's my philosophy. ~ Oliver Hudson,
481:Streetcar is a most wonderful, wonderful play. ~ Vivien Leigh,
482:There is for many a poverty of play. ~ Donald Woods Winnicott,
483:The true object of human life is play. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
484:To play at Chesse when the house is on fire. ~ George Herbert,
485:To play is to yield oneself to a kind of magic. ~ Hugo Rahner,
486:When I'm not paralytic, I like to play golf. ~ Denis Thatcher,
487:When I'm not working, I like to play golf. ~ Samuel L Jackson,
488:You need three or five hands to play Ligeti. ~ Alfred Brendel,
489:All I want to do is do my shows and play golf. ~ Mickey Gilley,
490:Center is a very tough position to play. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
491:Deep meaning lies often in childish play. ~ Friedrich Schiller,
492:Even stupid people have a role to play ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
493:Give me good writing, and I'll play it all day. ~ Jeff Daniels,
494:God, it’s like teaching a snake to play tennis. ~ Lyndsay Faye,
495:I cannot write music. I cannot play the piano. ~ Jayne Meadows,
496:I can't play a character that I am judging. ~ Rachelle Lefevre,
497:I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down. ~ Robert Frost,
498:I don't want to retire. I still want to play. ~ Peyton Manning,
499:If I play, it will be for one reason: my fans. ~ Justine Henin,
500:If you can play the piano, you can play any instrument. ~ E 40,
501:If you play to win as I do, the game never ends. ~ Stan Mikita,
502:I generally play strong people and scary people. ~ John Hawkes,
503:I just wanted to play a cowboy for a long time. ~ Daniel Craig,
504:I just want to play for a team that wants me. ~ Andrew Wiggins,
505:I like to play football, read some books, study. ~ Andrew Luck,
506:I'm gonna play something so funky you can smell it ~ Buddy Guy,
507:I practice every day, I warm up before I play. ~ Travis Barker,
508:It is easy to work when the soul is at play. ~ Emily Dickinson,
509:I went on tour in the play H.M.S. Pinafore. ~ Dominic Chianese,
510:I work, play and do everything in French. ~ Philippe Falardeau,
511:I would always play the baddie, incidentally. ~ Tom Hiddleston,
512:life is a ball we should play with it ! ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
513:Oh yes, I want to play with 'Samson'. Come to Delilah. ~ Sunny,
514:Only in a novel are all things given full play. ~ D H Lawrence,
515:Play without fear, and you will be successful. ~ Mario Lemieux,
516:Practice with a purpose. Practice like you play. ~ Mike Lupica,
517:Since we are men, we will play the part of Man. ~ Learned Hand,
518:Sometimes, I play a round of extremely poor golf. ~ Bobby Keys,
519:To play without passion is inexcusable! ~ Ludwig van Beethoven,
520:Whatever role you play, play it to the hilt. ~ Lynn Flewelling,
521:When you feel down or weary, play some music. ~ Robin S Sharma,
522:When you have momentum going, play the momentum ~ Donald Trump,
523:You cannot win the game if you don’t play the game ~ Anonymous,
524:As long as there are games to play its not over ~ Alex Ferguson,
525:At every opportunity, I wanted to play football. ~ Paul Scholes,
526:Closing Bell is unlike any play I've written. ~ Arthur Laurents,
527:Dont play any notes. Notes are for babies. ~ Sir Richard Bishop,
528:Even though I play guitar, I don't do it publicly. ~ Nick Nolte,
529:Even to play a dead body; that'd be an easy gig. ~ Maria Thayer,
530:I always wanted to play a Greek god in something. ~ Kellan Lutz,
531:I came to AS Roma to play in the Champions League ~ Ashley Cole,
532:I can't play guitar, but I can sure make it howl. ~ John Lennon,
533:I'd be quite excited to play somebody British. ~ Claire Forlani,
534:I don't do the things other people call "play." ~ Toni Morrison,
535:I don't like to play rough, but I will if I have to. ~ Mia Hamm,
536:I like to play golf. I like to shoot hoops. ~ Justin Timberlake,
537:I'm the type of guy who wants to make every play. ~ Bob Sanders,
538:I play a detective, very close to myself actually. ~ Jon Voight,
539:I play better tennis because the court is there. ~ Robert Frost,
540:I play every game like it's going to be my last. ~ Johnny Damon,
541:I think I always play good, always played solid. ~ Gael Monfils,
542:It is a happy talent to know how to play. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
543:It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two! ~ Ernie Banks,
544:I want to play a Disney villainess so badly. ~ Kristen Johnston,
545:Just love what you are doing, and try to play more. ~ Lang Lang,
546:Man does not cease to play because he grows old, ~ Drew Lachey,
547:Maybe I was born to play ball. Maybe I truly was. ~ Willie Mays,
548:My mother used to play nothing but Billie Holiday. ~ Etta James,
549:Not by force shall the children learn, but through play ~ Plato,
550:One should just be able to play a perfect game. ~ Roger Federer,
551:Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? ~ Randy Pausch,
552:Our swords shall play the orators for us. ~ Christopher Marlowe,
553:Play by the rules, and lose to a rule breaker. ~ Gena Showalter,
554:See you’ve decided not to make the right play. ~ Kristen Ashley,
555:Sophia Loren plays peasants. I play ladies. ~ Gina Lollobrigida,
556:Streetcar is the most wonderful, wonderful play. ~ Vivien Leigh,
557:The Croatians don't play well without the ball. ~ Barry Venison,
558:The serve was invented so that the net could play. ~ Bill Cosby,
559:The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. ~ Oscar Wilde,
560:War: that mad game the world so loves to play. ~ Jonathan Swift,
561:When I play from my mind I get in trouble. ~ Stevie Ray Vaughan,
562:When lovers play for kingdoms desire is not enough. ~ Susan Kay,
563:When you play, never mind who listens to you. ~ Robert Schumann,
564:Yeah, we'll play that. You want fries with that? ~ Eddie Vedder,
565:As a matter of fact, I rarely ever play myself. ~ Frank Langella,
566:Don’t just play the game – change it for good. ~ Richard Branson,
567:Everybody in all countries tries to play jazz. ~ Thelonious Monk,
568:Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars. ~ Frank Sinatra,
569:God has created the world in play, as it were. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
570:God is playing my guitar, I am with God when I play. ~ Link Wray,
571:Hey, I'm a girl, and we like to play dress-up. ~ Charlize Theron,
572:How you coach them is how they're going to play. ~ Stefan Fatsis,
573:I don't want one play to define me as a player. ~ Malcolm Butler,
574:I felt no need to write a German-bashing play. ~ Israel Horovitz,
575:If you are capable people are happy to play with you. ~ Tina Fey,
576:If you don't like vampire games, don't play ~ Vivian Vande Velde,
577:If you play Bach every day, you are not so alone. ~ Pablo Casals,
578:I love a good play, but they're too hard to find. ~ Richard Hell,
579:I'm pretty athletic and I play basketball a lot. ~ Jay Hernandez,
580:I prefer to be in a video than to play with it. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
581:I sail, scuba dive, play football, basketball. ~ Casper Van Dien,
582:I simply do not distinguish between work and play. ~ Mary Oliver,
583:I think I will never sit down to play again! ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
584:I think there are some players born to play ball. ~ Joe DiMaggio,
585:It is pleasant at times to play the madman. ~ Seneca the Younger,
586:Life is a contact sport. Play or get off the field. ~ Jenn Brink,
587:Make merry each day, dance and play day and night!3 ~ David Rose,
588:Make your work your play and your play your work. ~ Phil Jackson,
589:Me and my dad used to play tag, he'd drive! ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
590:Men deal with life as children with their play, ~ William Cowper,
591:Oh, I love to play on the road. I really love it ~ Johnny Winter,
592:Play always as if in the presence of a master. ~ Robert Schumann,
593:Poor people choose to play the role of the victim. ~ T Harv Eker,
594:Powerful women are the most interesting to play. ~ Naomie Harris,
595:That's the mentality - don't just play it, win it. ~ Luis Suarez,
596:The only way to win a toxic person, is not to play, ~ Mark Twain,
597:The players have to come and play. Today we did. ~ Bill Laimbeer,
598:There's a chunk of myself in every part I play... ~ Jay Baruchel,
599:Those who play a safe game die very safely. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
600:Turnabout is fair play. Payback is a bitch. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
601:Well, I'm glad we don't have to play in the shade. ~ Bobby Jones,
602:We were just not good enough to play by ourselves. ~ R J Palacio,
603:When you play chess alone it's always your move. ~ Charles Simic,
604:You can't win if you don't play as a unit. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
605:You're always striving to play that perfect match. ~ Chris Evert,
606:Am I here to play ‘pass the parcel’ with my balls? ~ Pawan Mishra,
607:Deception is mostly a game we play with ourselves. ~ Terry Brooks,
608:Each play I write has its own unique origin story. ~ Lynn Nottage,
609:Eventually, people are going to find out I can play. ~ Chris Bosh,
610:Every day you play with the light of the universe. ~ Pablo Neruda,
611:Getting to play superheroes is a pretty good job. ~ Shawn Ashmore,
612:I don't play solitaire. It seems so lonely, somehow. ~ Peggy Webb,
613:I don't think I can play the game and sell myself. ~ Terry Bozzio,
614:I don't want to play at life" I said, "But to live. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
615:I do play soccer, but it's exhausting in a way. ~ Stephen Malkmus,
616:If my life was a play, age 35 was my intermission. ~ John Lithgow,
617:If you play with fire, you're gonna get burned. ~ Bam Bam Bigelow,
618:I just try to play more and more difficult roles. ~ Michael Caine,
619:I'll play what you want or I won't play at all. ~ George Harrison,
620:I love to play smaller crowds with the Rhythm Kings. ~ Bill Wyman,
621:I'm tired of the fight. I'm lonely. I want to play. ~ Carian Cole,
622:I play guitar because it lets me dream out loud. ~ Michael Hedges,
623:I play the keyboard, piano - I like making beats. ~ Abbie Cornish,
624:is play my part. Sometimes I listen to them and ~ Suzanne Collins,
625:Itching to play a video game inside a video game? ~ Reki Kawahara,
626:I think insanity is the hardest thing to play. ~ Richard Armitage,
627:It's fun to play the type of people you dislike. ~ Jason Sudeikis,
628:It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde. ~ Marilyn Monroe,
629:I usually play character parts in Hollywood films. ~ Parker Posey,
630:I will not play a minor role in my own life (p. 271) ~ Marc Acito,
631:Leave your ego, play the music, love the people. ~ Luther Allison,
632:Make a difference no matter what role you play ~ Lindsey Stirling,
633:Oh, he knows how to play, little bitty baby Potter. ~ J K Rowling,
634:Oh, my Lolita, I have only words to play with! ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
635:Play in curiosity is where everything happens. ~ Andrew Zuckerman,
636:Play is the answer to how anything new comes about. ~ Jean Piaget,
637:Play not for gain, but sport. Who plays for more ~ George Herbert,
638:Play the flute of felicity! You, yourself, are the melody. ~ Rumi,
639:The best training is to play by ear: trial by fire. ~ John Legend,
640:The roots of art and play lie very close together. ~ Angus Wilson,
641:to this very day, these grizzly events still play out ~ T J Brown,
642:While humans play God, dogs learn from their masters. ~ Toba Beta,
643:Whoever wants to understand much must play much. ~ Gottfried Benn,
644:You don't have to live the blues to play the blues. ~ Herbie Mann,
645:You have to play your characters, not like them. ~ John Malkovich,
646:You know, I don't only play for the record books. ~ Roger Federer,
647:A character I would love to play is Iago, from Othello. ~ Tim Roth,
648:All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy. ~ Paul Laurence Dunbar,
649:Better to mock the game than to play and lose. ~ George R R Martin,
650:But. . . you said we were going to play Parcheezi. . . ~ Meg Cabot,
651:Every team doesn't fit every person's style of play. ~ Rajon Rondo,
652:Every week you have to play well to be the champion. ~ Ruud Gullit,
653:I don't play racing games, unless it's 'Mario Kart. ~ Scott Porter,
654:I don't want to play in pain. I'm 25, it's my life. ~ Andrew Bynum,
655:I either run or try to play basketball every day. ~ Harold Ford Jr,
656:If wisdom's silence then it's time to play the fool. ~ Chris Kraus,
657:I go on a lot of hikes. I read a lot. I play piano. ~ Michael Cera,
658:I just play, and I'm always trying to write songs. ~ Steve Forbert,
659:I'm amazed that I can still play really. But I can. ~ Ginger Baker,
660:I'm lucky that I get to play a wide variety of parts. ~ Bill Nighy,
661:In real life I can play guitar, sure, but badly. ~ Stuart Townsend,
662:I played so perfect, I couldn't play more perfect. ~ Phil Hellmuth,
663:I play with friends, but we don't play friendly games. ~ Ben Hogan,
664:I still believe I have a part to play for England. ~ David Beckham,
665:I think it's more fun to play a hero with an edge. ~ Shawn Ashmore,
666:It is dangerous to play politics with the Budget. ~ Clement Attlee,
667:It's easy to play the piano,but hard to play well. ~ Narayan Wagle,
668:It's hard to play well, but it's easy to work hard. ~ Kevin Durant,
669:I wanted to play some more grown-up music - jazz. ~ Rick Derringer,
670:I want to play in a place people want to hear me. ~ Luther Allison,
671:Little girls get hurt when they play grown-up games. ~ V C Andrews,
672:Play allows us to maintain curiosity while learning. ~ Sarah Lewis,
673:Play is free movement within a more rigid structure. ~ Katie Salen,
674:Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with Samurai swords. ~ Lucy Liu,
675:Sometimes the only way to win is not to play the game. ~ Anonymous,
676:Thank God, I'll never have to play the cello again. ~ Pablo Casals,
677:The Book does not play James Joyce with the Universe. ~ Hal Duncan,
678:The children in the woods play wild, secret games. ~ Gillian Flynn,
679:The opposite of play isn’t work. It’s depression. ~ Jane McGonigal,
680:The play is done; the curtain drops, ~ William Makepeace Thackeray,
681:This fellow is wise enough to play the fool; ~ William Shakespeare,
682:We have to play as a team at our best every night. ~ Evgeni Malkin,
683:When I play a part, I never think about likability. ~ Rachel Weisz,
684:When the author walks onto the stage, the play is over ~ C S Lewis,
685:When we stop playing God, God can play through us. ~ Julia Cameron,
686:When you lose your hands, you can't play baseball. ~ Jerry Coleman,
687:Whoever want my spot can play me one-on-one for it. ~ Kevin Durant,
688:Work hard, play hard - isn't that the marshal motto? ~ Mary Calmes,
689:You can't play chess if you're groggy from pills. ~ Anatoly Karpov,
690:You get to play with people's little danger zones. ~ George Carlin,
691:You play for the team, you don't play for the fans. ~ Andruw Jones,
692:You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play. ~ Jeanette Winter,
693:You're always going to be mad about a bad play. ~ Colin Kaepernick,
694:After you play a part, you think of it as your own. ~ Gena Rowlands,
695:All work and no play make Jack a dull boy, you know. ~ Stephen King,
696:Any guy in his right mind would die to play Batman. ~ Jensen Ackles,
697:Avoid people with gold teeth who want to play cards ~ George Carlin,
698:Don't play the notes. Play the meaning of the notes. ~ Pablo Casals,
699:He took it all too far, but boy could he play guitar. ~ David Bowie,
700:I don't try to please when I play. I try to cure. ~ Ornette Coleman,
701:If I play, I try to concentrate on producing my best. ~ Oliver Kahn,
702:If it's a good cause, I'll play just about anything. ~ Eddie Vedder,
703:If you don't like how we play, then turn off the tv. ~ Sergio Ramos,
704:I'll play all five positions if my team needs me to. ~ Kevin Durant,
705:I'll play until they have to scrape me off the stage. ~ James Young,
706:I moved to New York to do a play when I was 18. ~ John Gallagher Jr,
707:I never want to sit out. I want to play baseball games. ~ Matt Kemp,
708:I play piano and trumpet. I studied classical guitar. ~ Mike Figgis,
709:It's fun to play somebody who's kind of struggling. ~ Gaby Hoffmann,
710:It was great to play with some of my old linemates. ~ Mario Lemieux,
711:Let the new faces play what tricks they will ~ William Butler Yeats,
712:Normally I play dads, good guys, and little animals. ~ Frank Welker,
713:Oh, God, I would love to go and do a play someplace. ~ Erika Slezak,
714:Play fast, play smart, play aggressive, bring energy! ~ Bob Sanders,
715:Playing Fagin in the play and film was a small miracle. ~ Ron Moody,
716:Play well, or play badly, but play truly. ~ Constantin Stanislavski,
717:Put all your soul into it, play the way you feel! ~ Frederic Chopin,
718:Talking to him is rather like talking to a school play. ~ Zo Heller,
719:Technique plays a part - you have to know how to play. ~ Jack White,
720:That's right, kid. Never play an ace if a two will do. ~ Jeff Smith,
721:The only thing I knew how to do was draw and play music. ~ DJ Ashba,
722:The opposite of play isn’t work. It’s depression. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
723:There's a manager (Billy Martin) I could play for. ~ Reggie Jackson,
724:To find a man's true character, play golf with him. ~ P G Wodehouse,
725:We only get to play this game one time, one life. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
726:When you have a play, you have to be on every night. ~ Sanaa Lathan,
727:Who knows what part we play in other people's dreams? ~ Sue Grafton,
728:You don't really know a song until you play it live. ~ Robert Smith,
729:You play with your soul as well as your body. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
730:Your body is your instrument, you play it expertly. ~ Roseanne Barr,
731:A play has two authors, the playwright and the actor. ~ Eric Bentley,
732:As an actor all we want to do is act and play people. ~ Angie Harmon,
733:Don't play with something you should cherish for life. ~ Marvin Gaye,
734:French sounds flat. In English, you can play with pitch. ~ Eva Green,
735:He must play the game of survival until the very end. ~ Iris Murdoch,
736:I always told my dad I'd play professional football. ~ Anthony Doerr,
737:I don't play games with people's lives like you do. ~ Simone Elkeles,
738:I don't want to play fat cops for the rest of my life. ~ Will Patton,
739:I learn everything I play by listening to somebody else. ~ Buddy Guy,
740:I mean, I'm not going to play the hero of something. ~ Paul Giamatti,
741:I'm just going to play whatever game is in front of me. ~ Tim Duncan,
742:I'm rarely asked to play the smartest man in the room. ~ Gary Oldman,
743:I played piano as a kid; I still play a little bit. ~ Bobby McFerrin,
744:Is Messi a real player or a Play Station character? ~ Radamel Falcao,
745:It takes you years to learn how to play like yourself. ~ Miles Davis,
746:It would be a blessing to play in Brooklyn Nets . ~ Lance Stephenson,
747:I've always had a desire to play a cop or FBI agent. ~ Tricia Helfer,
748:I’ve never promised to play fair where you’re concerned. ~ E L James,
749:I was meant to play the bad guy, for always and ever. ~ Cam Gigandet,
750:I would like to play with electronic keyboards again. ~ Andy Summers,
751:Life is but a play of chance in the game of choice. ~ Twinkle Khanna,
752:Part of my success was having a place to play as a kid. ~ Dante Hall,
753:People judge you by the way you play in the playoffs. ~ Jaromir Jagr,
754:Play Mozart in memory of me - and I will hear you. ~ Frederic Chopin,
755:said, to play bridge with friends in Fourbourne. ~ Rosamunde Pilcher,
756:Seeing Messi play is like watching a video game. ~ Victoria Azarenka,
757:The most important part of my religion is to play guitar. ~ Lou Reed,
758:The problem play is a melodrama cleansed of invention. ~ David Mamet,
759:We are not meant to be perpetually solemn: We must play. ~ C S Lewis,
760:Where I play, the greens always break toward the bar. ~ George Gobel,
761:You can't just play the same thing, over and over again. ~ Neko Case,
762:You play Bach your way, and I’ll play him his way. ~ Wanda Landowska,
763:You try to play the song better than you had before. ~ John Petrucci,
764:All bankers assume your money is theirs to play with. ~ Lindsey Davis,
765:Apart from that Mrs Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play? ~ Tom Lehrer,
766:As actors, you play people who are not yourselves! ~ Laura Carmichael,
767:As dad would always say, when in doubt- play for time. ~ Nick Bantock,
768:Bad is the trade that must play fool to sorrow, ~ William Shakespeare,
769:Being a pianist allows me to play in any language. ~ Dino Kartsonakis,
770:But for you, work is play. Not to work would be work. ~ Elaine N Aron,
771:Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. ~ Harry Vardon,
772:Don't push your weaknesses, play with your strengths ~ Jennifer Lopez,
773:Fear did rather play havoc with one's self of time. ~ Julie Anne Long,
774:Feels like I'm in a play and I don't know all my lines. ~ Lisa McMann,
775:Give me something interesting to play and I'm happy. ~ Morgan Freeman,
776:He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also. ~ Waqar Younis,
777:History plays for keeps; individuals play for time. ~ Gregory Maguire,
778:Human life is a comedy-one must play it seriously. ~ Alexandre Koj ve,
779:I always wanted to play the boyfriends of doomed girls. ~ Justin Long,
780:I can't play long solos anymore without boring myself. ~ Eric Clapton,
781:I could play ball all day. That's all I want to do. ~ Stephon Marbury,
782:I didn't play much ball. I wasn't much of a ball fan. ~ Harrison Ford,
783:I did play every little note on the guitar on that record ~ Lita Ford,
784:I don't believe you. You're a liar. Play it fucking loud! ~ Bob Dylan,
785:I don't get called very often to play innocents. ~ Christopher Meloni,
786:I don't play villains, I play very interesting people ~ Alan Rickman,
787:I don't play well enough to be allowed to throw my clubs. ~ Lou Holtz,
788:If you come from Spain, you have to play football. ~ Enrique Iglesias,
789:If you love Senegal so much, why don't you play for them? ~ Roy Keane,
790:If you play more than two chords, you're showing off. ~ Woody Guthrie,
791:I just want to continue to play football and be myself. ~ Victor Cruz,
792:I learned how to play against players better than me. ~ Manu Ginobili,
793:I like to play dress up, I'm in love with fashion. ~ Fantasia Barrino,
794:I play music but only for myself. For my ears only. ~ Kristen Stewart,
795:I play the dance because girls fuck men who play the dance. ~ Roosh V,
796:I sometimes get very protective of the people I play. ~ Sienna Miller,
797:I think every boy would quite like to play James Bond! ~ Charlie Rowe,
798:I think I know what it is but don't ask me to play it ~ John Coltrane,
799:I think that every single person should play sports. ~ Donovan Bailey,
800:I try to put myself into whatever character I play. ~ Gugu Mbatha Raw,
801:I want to play characters that are interesting to watch. ~ Ben Barnes,
802:I want to play the mean girl one day - or the mean gay! ~ Alex Newell,
803:I was an actor for over a year before I ever saw a play. ~ Len Cariou,
804:I write to the beat and let life play the guitar strings ~ Macklemore,
805:Johnny, can't you come out to play in your empty garden? ~ Elton John,
806:Learn to swim. It is a sport all the peasants can play. ~ Mao Zedong,
807:Life's a game-and I happen to know how to play. ~ Alexandra Adornetto,
808:Lyrics are my racket; music is play - the fluff stuff. ~ Cass McCombs,
809:My eyes, those sluts, those whores, would play no more. ~ Anne Sexton,
810:My goal is to be able to play wherever my team needs me. ~ Chris Bosh,
811:My life is not a game that I play to entertain you. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
812:Painting is a play of opacities and transparencies. ~ Pierre Soulages,
813:Play is the creation of value that is not necessary. ~ Dallas Willard,
814:Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple. ~ Johan Cruijff,
815:That's right, kid. Never play an ace when a two will do. ~ Jeff Smith,
816:Turn it," Thomas said, without smiling. "Play it again. ~ Esi Edugyan,
817:Turn your sparring into play - but always play seriously. ~ Bruce Lee,
818:We knew how to play it, how not to need anything. ~ Meaghan O Connell,
819:We love playing music but were too weird to play music. ~ Wayne Coyne,
820:When I heard Coleman Hawkins, I learned to play ballads ~ Miles Davis,
821:When you made plans, the saboteurs came out to play. ~ Kat Rosenfield,
822:Yes I would have been able to play for Bill Parcells. ~ Deion Sanders,
823:You gotta have a little kid in you to play football. ~ Herman Edwards,
824:You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
825:Actors are responsible to the people we play. ~ Philip Seymour Hoffman,
826:A gentleman is a man who can play the banjo, but doesn't. ~ Mark Twain,
827:always leave a party when people begin to play the bongos. ~ Eric Idle,
828:And what’s he then that says I play the villain? ~ William Shakespeare,
829:Animals play a big part in my life, on tour or at home. ~ Aaron Carter,
830:Be yourself. Play within yourself. Play your own game. ~ Harvey Penick,
831:Come an’ play, stupid dogs,” Bruenor chuckled wickedly ~ R A Salvatore,
832:Every night I play as if my life depends on it. ~ Billie Joe Armstrong,
833:Every time I see a piano, I have this urge to play it. ~ Margot Robbie,
834:I can play any instrument if you give me 20 minutes. ~ Brittany Murphy,
835:I couldn't play off people that I don't personally like. ~ Bob Newhart,
836:I didn't want to play by what rules are in Hollywood. ~ Dwayne Johnson,
837:I don’t want to hurt you, but I’m more than happy to play. ~ E L James,
838:...if you get confused, just listen to the music play. ~ Robert Hunter,
839:if you want to win at life, you have to play the game ~ Winter Renshaw,
840:I like to play with architecture! It's my favorite game. ~ Jean Nouvel,
841:I'm usually called upon to play the dreary suicidal girl. ~ Hope Davis,
842:I need to work on defensive play and being consistent. ~ Sidney Crosby,
843:I play bass. I don't have to go out there and screech. ~ Tina Weymouth,
844:I play my own music. Fans come out to hear the songs I've made. ~ TyDi,
845:Is a gay play a play that has sex with other plays? ~ Harvey Fierstein,
846:It is play and only play that makes man complete. ~ Friedrich Schiller,
847:It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play. ~ Dizzy Gillespie,
848:It's useless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep. ~ John Cage,
849:It would have been a lot of fun as a receiver to play. ~ Steve Largent,
850:I want to be the best player to ever play this game. ~ Adrian Peterson,
851:Lots of times I'll play lead and rhythm together. ~ Stevie Ray Vaughan,
852:One of the fun things about play is making up stories. ~ John Lasseter,
853:Pippa was too unpredictable and wild to play away with. ~ Faith Martin,
854:Play and write music the way you want the world to be. ~ Wayne Shorter,
855:Play no fiddle with me, Miss Oh So
Young and Pretty! ~ Stephen King,
856:Play your music whether you have audience or not! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
857:Salomé...possibly the least successful play in history. ~ Julie Powell,
858:Sex is a three act play: foreplay, play and afterplay. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
859:That was how we wanted to play, majestic and chaotic. ~ Anthony Kiedis,
860:The character of Johnny Drama was a lot of fun to play. ~ Kevin Dillon,
861:The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games. ~ Ernest Cline,
862:The only way to see the value of a play is to see it acted. ~ Voltaire,
863:Those who play for applause....Tha t’s all they get. ~ Wynton Marsalis,
864:Usually most characters I play are quite realistic. ~ Virginie Ledoyen,
865:We're ruthless bastards and we always play dirty. ~ James Alan Gardner,
866:What is impossible with man is child's play with God. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
867:When I sit down and play the guitar, Im 20 years old again. ~ J J Cale,
868:You can never play a part in life, especially not in love. ~ Sarah Jio,
869:A good play puts the audience through a certain ordeal. ~ Howard Barker,
870:All great men are play actors of their own ideal. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
871:As good play for nothing, you know, as work for nothing. ~ Walter Scott,
872:A strange One-Act play in the theater of dreams. ~ Kealan Patrick Burke,
873:Don't let fear play with you; love is the game changer. ~ Bryant McGill,
874:Every actor wants to be everybody - play all the roles. ~ Kyle Chandler,
875:Go ahead and play the blues if it'll make you happy. ~ Dan Castellaneta,
876:I actually think I play better now than Ive ever played. ~ Andy Summers,
877:I didn't have anyone to play with so I made up my own world. ~ Maya Lin,
878:I don't play golf. I have more fun singing and dancing. ~ Dick Van Dyke,
879:I don't try to be anything. I just want to play my game. ~ Jaromir Jagr,
880:I have a doggy, a Japanese Akita, who I live to play with. ~ Corey Haim,
881:I like to play with things a while before annihilation. ~ Max von Sydow,
882:I'll play it first and figure out what it's called later. ~ Miles Davis,
883:I only know how to play two ways: reckless and abandon. ~ Magic Johnson,
884:I play guitar and I love the Beatles and melodic music. ~ Stephen Dorff,
885:I play my king all over the board. I make him fight! ~ Wilhelm Steinitz,
886:I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. ~ Michael Jordan,
887:It’s an excuse to let their vilest impulses out to play. ~ Rachel Caine,
888:It was great to play for a live audience on a stage. ~ John Lloyd Young,
889:I want people to recognize Luther Allison when I play. ~ Luther Allison,
890:I want to play a villain - I can't wait to play a villain. ~ Bernie Mac,
891:I want to write songs and play them for people - live. ~ T Bone Burnett,
892:I would love to play Wonder Woman on the big screen. ~ Adrianne Palicki,
893:Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain. ~ Aristotle,
894:Music has to breathe and sweat. You have to play it live. ~ James Brown,
895:My children, who don't know they play on a graveyard. ~ Suzanne Collins,
896:Play becomes joy, joy becomes work, work becomes play. ~ Johannes Itten,
897:Play the picture in your mind - focus on the end result. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
898:right. We are mates, and you’re mine to keep and play with. ~ Lia Davis,
899:The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. ~ Carl Jung,
900:The most successful way to play golf is the easiest way. ~ Harry Vardon,
901:The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games. ~ Eugene Jarvis,
902:The only way to win against evil is not to play the game. ~ Terri Garey,
903:The Socratic manner is not a game at which two can play. ~ Max Beerbohm,
904:Those who play badminton well take decisions quickly. ~ Dmitry Medvedev,
905:We cannot play at preaching. We preach for eternity. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
906:We Play the broken string of our instruments one last time ~ John Green,
907:What twelve year old wouldn't want to play an evil wizard? ~ Tom Felton,
908:When I am fascinated by something, I like to play with it. ~ Tanith Lee,
909:When you play a game of thrones you win or you die. ~ George R R Martin,
910:When you work, work. When you play, play. Don't mix the two. ~ Jim Rohn,
911:Wrote a play tonight which delights me—it is so myself! ~ Ruth Franklin,
912:You can't play God without being acquainted with the devil ~ J D Barker,
913:You don't play for revenge, you play for respect & pride ~ Rahul Dravid,
914:You have a little bit of feeling for everyone you play. ~ Robert Duvall,
915:You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues. ~ Ted Williams,
916:You should only play pieces that you're willing to marry. ~ Pepe Romero,
917:A game you play with your own worst enemy-yourself. ~ Finley Peter Dunne,
918:as I think Hebbel says, in a good play everyone is right. ~ Alan Bennett,
919:Ask nice. Play nice. Marcella was so fucking tired of nice. ~ V E Schwab,
920:As the man says in the play, for this relief, much thanks. ~ Roger Ebert,
921:A truly wise man does not play leapfrog with a unicorn. ~ Gautama Buddha,
922:Close to the Edge by Yes. Such a fun tune to play on bass. ~ Brian Acton,
923:Don’t play with scorpions unless you intend to get stung. ~ Leylah Attar,
924:Emotion did not play a part in truth, only reality did. ~ Terry Goodkind,
925:...for nothing is more boring than being forced to play. ~ Angela Carter,
926:Get up. Go to work. Play the game. Get showered. Go home. ~ Paul Scholes,
927:I'd love to play Puck in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' ~ Daniel Radcliffe,
928:I don't play full court anymore. I just play half-court. ~ John Ashcroft,
929:I dont play villainy. I wouldnt even know how to play it. ~ Kevin Spacey,
930:I don't take life so seriously I can just play with life. ~ Eric Cantona,
931:I do think the position I play is a powerful position. ~ Denise Morrison,
932:If a caddie can help you, you don't know how to play golf. ~ Dan Jenkins,
933:If I do something weird, play it twice and it's a new part. ~ Neil Peart,
934:I hate people who say 'Just to play devil's advocate.' ~ Seth MacFarlane,
935:I have to get better, but I can't change the way I play. ~ Adrian Beltre,
936:I just don't want to play the same guy again over and over. ~ Ray Romano,
937:Individuals play the game, but teams win championships. ~ John C Maxwell,
938:In my music, I'm trying to play the truth of what I am. ~ Charles Mingus,
939:I play American and World music, Texas style. ~ Clarence Gatemouth Brown,
940:I play music, I paint - these things come from your depths. ~ John Lurie,
941:I play piano, by ear. Yes, I write songs... and good ones. ~ Nina Simone,
942:I play to represent God, something bigger than baseball. ~ Albert Pujols,
943:Its interesting to play a politician who gets stuff done. ~ Kevin Spacey,
944:I used to be a real doctor. Now I just play one on TV. ~ Richard Carmona,
945:I would rather play Hamlet with no rehearsal than TV golf. ~ Jack Lemmon,
946:My first major role was in a play called Through the Leaves. ~ Ken Stott,
947:My goal is to always play interesting and very odd women. ~ Jillian Bell,
948:Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
949:Play is a child's work and this is not a trivial pursuit. ~ Alfred Adler,
950:Pressure is what you make of it. It makes me play harder. ~ Steve McNair,
951:Risk is at the heart of jazz. Every note we play is a risk. ~ Steve Lacy,
952:Rock stars come and go. Musicians play until they die. ~ Eddie Van Halen,
953:Teach him how you will, a pig will never play the flute. ~ Robert Jordan,
954:The art of interpretation is not to play what is written. ~ Pablo Casals,
955:The best players want to play in the best competition. ~ Brendan Rodgers,
956:The best teams play for each other, not with each other ~ Jeff Van Gundy,
957:The games of gods play out upon the backbones of mortals. ~ Ella Summers,
958:The key is to be honest. Be honest, but don't play yourself. ~ DJ Khaled,
959:The more people they can give us upfront the harder we play. ~ Bon Scott,
960:The powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. ~ Walt Whitman,
961:The quality of a play is the quality of its ideas. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
962:There's probably a lot of people wondering if I can play. ~ Jaromir Jagr,
963:This is nothin for the radio... but they'll still play it though ~ Drake,
964:Titleist has offered me a big contract not to play its balls. ~ Bob Hope,
965:Why call something a play that’s based on a text? ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky,
966:Women who do not play hard to get are hard to get. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
967:Women who play hard to get make life seem shorter. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
968:You can’t play city rules when you live in a jungle. ~ Hunter S Thompson,
969:You have to break your fingers to learn how to play guitar. ~ Ester Dean,
970:All we can do is play our parts and keep each other company. ~ Bill Clegg,
971:And even if this world burns up hidden harps will still play here. ~ Rumi,
972:Art is a form of play rejoicing before the face of God. ~ Hans Rookmaaker,
973:As for lawyers, it's more fun to play one than to be one. ~ Sam Waterston,
974:Does the moon play only silver when it strums the galaxy? ~ Joni Mitchell,
975:Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors. ~ Jean Baudrillard,
976:[Fences] is just a great play to bring to the screen. ~ Denzel Washington,
977:Football is just a game. What matters is what you play for. ~ Ernie Davis,
978:God made certain people to play football. He was one of them. ~ Joe Gibbs,
979:Hopefully, any character I play has an anchor in reality. ~ Michael Sheen,
980:I'd never even seen a play by the time I was 24 years old. ~ John Corbett,
981:I don't think many people get to play big emotions in life. ~ Dan Stevens,
982:I don't wanna play this kind of cartoon character anymore. ~ Billy Corgan,
983:If I wanted to play mind games, I'd buy a Rubik's cube ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
984:If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play ~ John Cleese,
985:I know I'm a good person. I know I can play basketball. ~ Jermaine O Neal,
986:I'll sit around and play my guitar; that's how I write tunes. ~ Otis Rush,
987:I love everybody. Each one plays the role they have to play. ~ Meher Baba,
988:Imagine blocks and blocks of no cocaine, blocks with no gun play. ~ Nelly,
989:I'm a playwright. All I care about is the play being good. ~ Aaron Sorkin,
990:I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports. ~ Vince Carter,
991:I still like to play the blues more than anything else. ~ Christine McVie,
992:I suppose, writing a play is finding out what the play is. ~ Edward Albee,
993:It's not the notes you play, it's the notes you don't play. ~ Miles Davis,
994:It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game. ~ Neil Young,
995:I used to play a lot of racket sports, tennis and squash. ~ Jason Statham,
996:I've been lucky to play characters that are really broad. ~ Anton Yelchin,
997:Life is a ruthless game unless you play it good and right. ~ Taylor Swift,
998:People used to play with toys. Now the toys play with them. ~ Idries Shah,
999:Play and practice like you are trying to make the team. ~ Mike Krzyzewski,
1000:Play like a champ. Win like a champ. Act like a champ. ~ Jordan Henderson,
1001:Play with the devil," Finan said, "and you get burned. ~ Bernard Cornwell,
1002:Politicians are fools and the games they play are fools games. ~ M J Rose,
1003:...Rise up and play
Those liquid notes that steal men's hearts away. ~,
1004:The biggest change is I get to play my music for the people. ~ Kris Allen,
1005:The correct unit of study is not the play; it is the scene. ~ David Mamet,
1006:“The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.” ~ Carl Jung,
1007:The last act is bloody, however fine the rest of the play ~ Blaise Pascal,
1008:The mile has a classic symmetry....It's a play in four acts. ~ John Landy,
1009:To play billiards well is the sign of a misspent youth. ~ Herbert Spencer,
1010:To play billiards well was a sign of an ill-spent youth ~ Herbert Spencer,
1011:To play Cleopatra on Broadway would just be incredible. ~ Gugu Mbatha Raw,
1012:To play for your country is the best thing that can happen. ~ Ruud Gullit,
1013:We play the broken strings of our instruments one last time. ~ John Green,
1014:What then is the right way to live? Life should be lived as play. ~ Plato,
1015:When you are too old to play golf, you had better die. ~ King Edward VIII,
1016:Working because you want to is the best sort of play. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1017:You can always depend on an Englishman to play the game ~ Agatha Christie,
1018:You can steal my women but don't play with my whiskey. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1019:You know, I like to climb trees and ride bikes and play. ~ Anthony Kiedis,
1020:And getting older, what's happening is, I play only mothers. ~ Sonia Braga,
1021:A play is fiction and fiction is fact distilled into truth. ~ Edward Albee,
1022:Bankers play far too great a part in the conduct of industry. ~ Henry Ford,
1023:Besides my great fashion sense? I play a mean harmonica. ~ James Patterson,
1024:Chemistry is the melodies you can play on vibrating strings. ~ Michio Kaku,
1025:Come out, little Katherine, he’d say. Let’s play a game. ~ Victoria Schwab,
1026:Everyone plays guitar alone, but we can play side by side. ~ Jennifer Lane,
1027:Getting to play with Thor's hammer while he stroked my bow ~ Jeremy Renner,
1028:God is no respector of persons, but He does play favorites. ~ Tommy Tenney,
1029:He who have the fastest cart never have to play a bad lie. ~ Mickey Mantle,
1030:However, I knew Mimi would want me to play, so I agreed to. ~ Ann M Martin,
1031:I’d have to play this smart … which was not my usual style. ~ Rick Riordan,
1032:I'd like to play passionate women, but no one will let me. ~ Russell Crowe,
1033:I'd love to play Carmen - it's the perfect mezzo role. ~ Katherine Jenkins,
1034:I don't like to play the piano. It makes me too attractive. ~ Oscar Levant,
1035:I don't need to play Beatport Top 10 to get the crowd going ~ Paul van Dyk,
1036:I don't play nostalgia acts. I don't play nostalgia shows. ~ David Cassidy,
1037:If I were a piano player, I'd play it in the goddam closet. ~ J D Salinger,
1038:If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. ~ John Cleese,
1039:I have no desire to play most of the roles being offered ~ Kathleen Turner,
1040:I know it’s cliché, but life is too short to play it safe. ~ Stephen Guise,
1041:I loved WICKED. I wish there were a part I could play in it. ~ Hugh Panaro,
1042:I made it easier for many artists to play in certain areas. ~ Norman Granz,
1043:In case of Ragnarok break glass and play an E flat. Where’s ~ Lev Grossman,
1044:I play guitar and sing when I'm not busy with school and acting. ~ Kaitlyn,
1045:I play into the perception of me, but it's not really me. ~ Kim Kardashian,
1046:I play patterns. I'll make up a pattern and just play it. ~ Richard Manuel,
1047:Is it very cold? This place where you’re going to play poker? ~ Penny Reid,
1048:It's very easy to fall in love with every character you play. ~ Jim Howick,
1049:I used to play drums when I was a kid, play the trombone. ~ Dolph Lundgren,
1050:I was supposed to be too short to play college volleyball. ~ Summer Altice,
1051:I wish I could play the World Cup; thats one of my dreams. ~ Gabriel Basso,
1052:I won't play for a penny less than fifteen hundred dollars. ~ Honus Wagner,
1053:Language is play to most writers, thoughts are play. ~ Stephen King,
1054:Life is too short and hell is too hot to just play church. ~ Larry Osborne,
1055:My songs don't play on pop radio; they play on black radio. ~ Robin Thicke,
1056:now you play the loving woman, I play the faithful man ~ Bruce Springsteen,
1057:people can’t live without a story, without a role to play. ~ Donald Miller,
1058:Play, and escaping the ideology one grew up in, is freedom. ~ Frank Bidart,
1059:Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport. ~ Pierre de Coubertin,
1060:Some day I want to play a grandmother. And a foxy one at that! ~ Pam Grier,
1061:Sure, I'd play an ape if they asked me. Maurice Evans did. ~ Joan Crawford,
1062:The game of life has one rule: if you play, you lose. ~ Swami Chetanananda,
1063:The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king. ~ Alex Cox,
1064:The mind cannot long play the heart's role. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1065:There's no time in life to do all the roles I'd like to play. ~ Bruce Dern,
1066:Walter Payton is still the best back ever to play the game. ~ Corey Dillon,
1067:When I'm not happy, I can't play. That's just the way I am. ~ Jaromir Jagr,
1068:You might as well play at the show everyone else is playing at. ~ J Mascis,
1069:A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn't. ~ Tom Waits,
1070:A good fight should be like a small play, but played seriously. ~ Bruce Lee,
1071:A luxury liner is really just a bad play surrounded by water. ~ Clive James,
1072:Clever girl. You play with fire because you want to be burnt. ~ Holly Black,
1073:DEAN: Come back when you’re ready to play with the grown-ups. ~ Mina Carter,
1074:Devil wanted to play cricket. So Ravindra Jadeja was born. ~ Sunil Gavaskar,
1075:Fiction is to grown men what play is to the child. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
1076:Focus on the play like it has a history and a life of its own. ~ Nick Saban,
1077:He’s seriously going to try and teach me how to play baseball? ~ Eve Jagger,
1078:I always beat Jankovic so who do you think I want to play? ~ Marion Bartoli,
1079:I always like to play with a lot of color. Color is great. ~ Olivia Palermo,
1080:I consider myself to be a genius who happens to play chess. ~ Bobby Fischer,
1081:I do not want to play a character who is exactly like me. ~ Jodelle Ferland,
1082:I don't get DRUNK before I play but I might get drunk after. ~ Chuck Mosley,
1083:I'd rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd ~ Johnny Giles,
1084:I feel like any role that I play is a little piece of me. ~ Kiersey Clemons,
1085:If I can play 15 when I am 25, I can play 35 when I'm 55. ~ Britt Robertson,
1086:If you just play really hard, he says, nothing else matters. ~ Kekla Magoon,
1087:... If you want to win at life, you have to play the game. ~ Winter Renshaw,
1088:I know I'm not doing myself any favors by continuing to play. ~ Brett Favre,
1089:I like to play table tennis, spend time with my kids. ~ Floyd Mayweather Jr,
1090:I'm going to try to fit in where I can and play the way I can. ~ Tim Duncan,
1091:I'm learning to play piano. And also the musical saw. ~ Rachel Trachtenburg,
1092:I'm LeBron, baby. I can play on this level. I got some game. ~ Barack Obama,
1093:In order to play jazz, you have to be able to play the blues. ~ Robert Cray,
1094:I play blues, sure, but don't call me a bluesman ~ Clarence Gatemouth Brown,
1095:I play computer games, watch TV and do what normal people do. ~ Gareth Bale,
1096:I play keyboards and sing. I've written a couple of songs too. ~ Corey Haim,
1097:I play mostly bad guys on TV and mostly good guys in movies. ~ Kyle Gallner,
1098:I promise myself that I would go and do a play every year. ~ Michael Gambon,
1099:I spent my whole life trying to play the games males play. ~ Elisabeth Shue,
1100:I taught myself how to play when I was about 13. I'm a lefty. ~ Jules Shear,
1101:It's the clothes that influence the music I'm going to play. ~ Graham Coxon,
1102:Just because you play bass, doesn't mean you have no presence. ~ Jimmy Page,
1103:Man is never so authentically himself as when at play. ~ Friedrich Schiller,
1104:Maybe you're better to play a villain just straight out. ~ Sigourney Weaver,
1105:One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1106:Our ancestors used to play with snakes, we play with mouse. ~ Narendra Modi,
1107:Sometimes you have to play a long time to play like yourself. ~ Miles Davis,
1108:Take away our play stations and we are a third world nation. ~ Ani DiFranco,
1109:That done, he let his fingers play briefly over the magneto. ~ Stephen King,
1110:The ability to play is essential to being a creative artist. ~ Dewitt Jones,
1111:There is a little bit of me infused in every character I play. ~ Laz Alonso,
1112:They always want me to play myself and that's a big snooze. ~ Michael Stipe,
1113:Well if I could play like Wynton, I wouldn't play like Wynton. ~ Chet Baker,
1114:We must play as if there are no more games, no more tomorrows. ~ Jock Stein,
1115:We would normally play it to Cynthia or whoever was around ~ Paul McCartney,
1116:Whatever instrument I play, I always try to keep it unreal. ~ Rob Schwimmer,
1117:You can live vicariously through the characters you play. ~ Charlize Theron,
1118:You live like comfortable strangers. Like characters in a play. ~ Aryn Kyle,
1119:All of your experience comes into play when you're composing. ~ Terry Bozzio,
1120:All work and no play make any forensic pathologist a dull boy. ~ Hill Harper,
1121:A manager has his cards dealt to him and he must play them. ~ Miller Huggins,
1122:A matinee, a Pinter play,
Perhaps a piece of Mahler's. ~ Stephen Sondheim,
1123:At the end of six innings of play, it's Montreal 5, Expos 3. ~ Jerry Coleman,
1124:A vampire may play with his food, but he never sets it free. ~ Pamela Palmer,
1125:Being a father kind of gives you something more to play for. ~ Stephen Curry,
1126:Cinema will always have an important role to play in society. ~ Leslie Caron,
1127:deny that she had the go-ahead to play with other guys if ~ Kirsten McCurran,
1128:Don't just play with your phone: go out and produce something. ~ Merlin Mann,
1129:Dr. Thomas Fuller wrote: "With foxes, we must play the fox". ~ Thomas Fuller,
1130:Football is part of I, When I play the world wakes up around me ~ Bob Marley,
1131:Having the opportunity to play a strong woman is a good one. ~ Kari Matchett,
1132:I assume most of the characters I play are exactly like me. ~ Jack Nicholson,
1133:I create a playlist for each and every character that I play. ~ Adhir Kalyan,
1134:I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words. ~ Unknown,
1135:I don't mind conducting the orchestra if I can play the violin. ~ Edwin Land,
1136:I don't need my players to like me. I need them to play for me ~ Jerry Sloan,
1137:If God won’t play by the rules, then I don’t have to, either. ~ Austin Aslan,
1138:If I'm going to play, it's going to be 100-percent commitment. ~ Brett Favre,
1139:I know that sacrifices have to be made to play with good teams. ~ Chris Bosh,
1140:I'm a Gibson guy. I play anything from Hummingbirds to J200s. ~ Corey Taylor,
1141:I'm getting too old to play some parts, but I'm still greedy ~ Max von Sydow,
1142:I'm not a musician, but I play music. So it's a strange thing. ~ David Lynch,
1143:I'm sure there's pieces of me in all the characters I play. ~ John Krasinski,
1144:I never want to play a character that's one-dimensional. ~ Laura Vandervoort,
1145:I play piano, but not well enough to play professionally. ~ Gordon Lightfoot,
1146:I say that I get paid to travel, and I play the shows for free. ~ Tyler Farr,
1147:I take great responsibility in any character that I play. ~ Jessica Chastain,
1148:It could still be a good night if you play your cards right. ~ Bruce Forsyth,
1149:It's always great to play parts that are larger than life. ~ Vanessa Hudgens,
1150:It's cool to play a sinister bad guy who also has a human side. ~ Lukas Haas,
1151:It was very unusual for a boy to play tennis in my country. ~ Novak Djokovic,
1152:I want to play every game of my career in an Astros uniform. ~ Lance Berkman,
1153:I would love to play Lee in 'True West' and Bobby in 'Company. ~ Steve Kazee,
1154:Little kids play house; they play war; they play relationships. ~ John Green,
1155:Looks to me like the sort of fellow one doesn't play cards with. ~ H G Wells,
1156:Misconceptions play a prominent role in my view of the world. ~ George Soros,
1157:No one has deputized America to play Wyatt Earp to the world. ~ Pat Buchanan,
1158:People used to play with toys.
Now the toys play with them. ~ Idries Shah,
1159:Play is the establishment and exploration of relationship. ~ Gregory Bateson,
1160:... Play the age as comedy if you want to get away with murder. ~ James Agee,
1161:The first play I saw was a Samuel Beckett play which was great. ~ Val Kilmer,
1162:The mind is often an area where "people play around with sin". ~ Joyce Meyer,
1163:The most creative people have this childlike facility to play. ~ John Cleese,
1164:The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe. ~ Casey Neistat,
1165:The play of sunlight is amusement enough for a lazy man. ~ Walter J Phillips,
1166:The sign of a mature musician is knowing what not to play. ~ Dizzy Gillespie,
1167:The usual dog about the town is much inclined to play the clown. ~ T S Eliot,
1168:The wise musicians are those who play what they can master. ~ Duke Ellington,
1169:The world is your playground - play with a sense of destiny. ~ Edward Boyden,
1170:Use volleyball quotes to motivate your teammates to play hard. ~ John Kessel,
1171:Usually I play people who just keep babbling on and on and on. ~ John Cusack,
1172:We are all looking for someone whose demons play well with ours. ~ Anonymous,
1173:Who makes you Storyteller? You do. You are. Go play. ~ Will Hindmarch,
1174:you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself. ~ Miles Davis,
1175:You play to win the game...Hello. You play to win the game. ~ Herman Edwards,
1176:A bystander often sees more of the game than those that play ~ Horace Walpole,
1177:Any good marriage involves a certain amount of play-acting. ~ Margaret Millar,
1178:Anyone can rehearse and play constantly any song in the world. ~ Robert Smith,
1179:Because I'm not perfect looking, I get to play better roles. ~ Juliette Lewis,
1180:Because nobody wanted to play bass, I was instantly in a band. ~ Les Claypool,
1181:Both plain and plump can be a difficult hand of cards to play. ~ Juliette Fay,
1182:Do ballet and play football. Sing and dance. Laugh and cry. ~ Michael Skolnik,
1183:Don't play, Gia," he growled. "Suck me or fuck me. Make me come. ~ Sylvia Day,
1184:Fair play to all those who dare to dream and don't give up. ~ Marketa Irglova,
1185:He didn't want to play football. He wanted to be told the truth. ~ John Boyne,
1186:How wonderful it is to play with someone you feel very close to. ~ Emanuel Ax,
1187:I Am Really Gifted To Play Under The Leadership Of MS Dhoni. ~ Michael Hussey,
1188:I can tell whether a person can play just by the way he stands. ~ Miles Davis,
1189:I don't play just one-two-three-four. I try to play melodies. ~ John Densmore,
1190:If you play safely, then you’ve got nothing to fear about talking. ~ J A Rock,
1191:If you play with temptation do not expect God will deliver you ~ Mary Slessor,
1192:I guess it takes one to know one, and two can play that game. ~ Siobhan Davis,
1193:I just want to play strong characters, whatever that is in. ~ Paula Malcomson,
1194:I know there are only so many characters I'll be able to play. ~ Ryan Gosling,
1195:I'm a kid for a living: I get to play the piano for a living. ~ Bruce Hornsby,
1196:I’m not trying to play the guitar. I’m trying to play music. ~ Michael Hedges,
1197:In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1198:I play American football every Saturday, which I find calming. ~ Chad Harbach,
1199:I play chess badly and I've been beaten by my 10-year old son ~ John Turturro,
1200:It's a lot harder to play football when you haven't got the ball. ~ Andy Gray,
1201:It's always been a dream for me to play a comic book character. ~ Celina Jade,
1202:I want to be out there every single snap, every single play. ~ Peyton Manning,
1203:I was a baseball fan myself, I wanted to play baseball. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
1204:I was always nervous to play my father's [John Lennon's] songs. ~ Sean Lennon,
1205:Life was much too short to play by anyone's rules but her own. ~ Joanna Shupe,
1206:Majors are important but so is every other tournament I play. ~ Retief Goosen,
1207:Man is never so authentically himself than when at play. ~ Friedrich Schiller,
1208:Most people play a fair game of golf - if you watch them. ~ Joey Lauren Adams,
1209:Musicians should not play music. Music should play musicians. ~ Henry Rollins,
1210:No one goes out to play anymore. Simulation is becoming reality. ~ Mary Roach,
1211:"Play it as it lies" is one of the fundamental dictates of golf ~ Henry Beard,
1212:Shakespeare doesn't really write subtext, you play the subtext. ~ Gary Oldman,
1213:The games we have the ability to play in our minds amaze me. ~ Anita Moorjani,
1214:The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play ~ Arthur C Clarke,
1215:We don't play to be seen. I'm addicted to music, not audiences. ~ Miles Davis,
1216:What gives you the right to play judge and jury and executioner? ~ V E Schwab,
1217:When I find a role I want to play, I just go after it. ~ Jennifer Jason Leigh,
1218:When you get to play a character that's in love, it's cool. ~ Josh Hutcherson,
1219:Yes, I play dress up. I do it for a living, like a retard. ~ Jennifer Aniston,
1220:You wanna play hardball, sweetheart? Welcome to the big leagues. ~ K Bromberg,
1221:Amy likes to play God when she’s not happy. Old Testament God. ~ Gillian Flynn,
1222:And I had a lot to play, which is what you want as an actor. ~ Ted Shackelford,
1223:At gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck. ~ Ian Fleming,
1224:at gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck. ~ Ian Fleming,
1225:Drums, bass, guitar, keys, I play a little of each of those. ~ Mayer Hawthorne,
1226:Every role that you play comes with its own set of challenges. ~ Mireille Enos,
1227:He knows exactly how to play, and that's why he loses every time ~ Ally Condie,
1228:History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead. ~ Voltaire,
1229:How come we play war and not peace?"
"Too few role models. ~ Bill Watterson,
1230:I can always see something of myself in the characters I play. ~ Mark Wahlberg,
1231:I doubt nuclear power will play a much larger role than it does now. ~ Al Gore,
1232:If I play hard to get, soon the phone stops ringing altogether. ~ Mason Cooley,
1233:If You can play Your stuff in a pub, then You´re a good band. ~ Paul McCartney,
1234:I have to learn from Sehwag how to play in the nervous 90's ~ Sachin Tendulkar,
1235:I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit. ~ Sachin Tendulkar,
1236:I know it comes easy, Geels, but try not to play dumb with me. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1237:I'll play drums a lot at home, and it will help my wrist action. ~ Tommy Bolin,
1238:I love to play the guitar. I also love photography and fashion. ~ Emily Osment,
1239:I'm a safety - I play free, strong, whatever you ask me to play. ~ Sean Taylor,
1240:I'm at the age where i don't have to kiss arse or play nice! ~ Sharon Osbourne,
1241:In every real man, a child is hidden that wants to play. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1242:Intellect has to surrender to instinct when it is time to play. ~ Kenny Werner,
1243:I play a piano of words—its icy tinkle echoes through your halls ~ John Geddes,
1244:I think all characters that we play are facets of ourselves. ~ Gugu Mbatha Raw,
1245:I think there are parts of myself in every character I play. ~ Gugu Mbatha Raw,
1246:It's been a lifetime ambition of mine to play an 007 villain. ~ Angelina Jolie,
1247:It's very difficult to play when your lung comes out of your air ~ Paul Merson,
1248:Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. ~ Truman Capote,
1249:Life is a piano what you get out of it depends on how you play it ~ Tom Lehrer,
1250:Look good, play good. Play good, eat good. Eat good, die good. ~ Deion Sanders,
1251:Man, I'm not trying to be important; I just go out and play. ~ Carmelo Anthony,
1252:Music allows the great opportunity to play with people you love. ~ Herbie Mann,
1253:My game is a lot about footwork. If I move well, I play well. ~ Roger Federer,
1254:Never in a million years would I think I'd play in a Super Bowl. ~ Victor Cruz,
1255:Or was he saying, "Hi! Wanna play?" And I did. Of course I did. ~ Jeff Lindsay,
1256:play fair, Haller.” “It’s not a fair game. Did she tell you ~ Michael Connelly,
1257:Play like a child, because you are still that beautiful child. ~ Bryant McGill,
1258:play the piano she says it’s not good for you not to write. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1259:Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt,
1260:The God of War will see fair play-he's often slain that wants to slay! ~ Homer,
1261:Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
1262:To enjoy each breathing day, you have to set time aside to play. ~ Suzy Kassem,
1263:WE all have to play as a team to make the world a better place ~ Magic Johnson,
1264:we are merely actors in a play written by someone else—more ~ William B Irvine,
1265:We don't play slow and we don't play fast, we play half fast ~ Louis Armstrong,
1266:We’re talkin’ hearts, here. You don’t play games with hearts. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1267:what role the emotions might play in making social order possible. ~ Anonymous,
1268:When in doubt, play track 4 - it is usually the one you want. ~ Elvis Costello,
1269:With a rock band, you play the same things over and over and over. ~ Ikue Mori,
1270:You get dealt a hand and you play those cards the best you can. ~ Chris Soules,
1271:You know what I'd like to do? I'd like to play a bag lady. ~ Michelle Pfeiffer,
1272:You need to play to win. But you also need to win ... to play. ~ Michael Scott,
1273:Your money is like your willy, it only grows if you play with it ~ Len Goodman,
1274:A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn’t. ~ Nick Offerman,
1275:Are we not all actors playing parts in another person's play? ~ Shannon L Alder,
1276:As long as life has the level of being a game, you can play it. ~ L Ron Hubbard,
1277:But if I didn't have to make money, I would still play my horn. ~ Sonny Rollins,
1278:But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can. ~ Travis Barker,
1279:For now I will play by the rules and go as far as I can with that. ~ Kiera Cass,
1280:God has given me a lot of ability to play the game of baseball. ~ Lance Berkman,
1281:He knows exactly how to play, and that’s why he loses every time. ~ Ally Condie,
1282:I believe the Rolling Stones wanted to play in Golden Gate Park. ~ Paul Kantner,
1283:I can’t believe I was almost too chicken to play Captain America. ~ Chris Evans,
1284:I did not dive and I am not a cheat. That is not the way I play. ~ Robert Pires,
1285:I don't play a character. It's totally just an extension of myself. ~ John Cena,
1286:I don't play the kind of music that works in a football stadium. ~ James Taylor,
1287:I eat whatever I like, but I play tennis and run nearly every day. ~ Toni Garrn,
1288:I like to play video games like 'Rock Band' and 'Guitar Hero.' ~ Carmen Electra,
1289:I make up a set of rules and play within those rules until I win. ~ Harold Town,
1290:In America there are some places that are just gorgeous to play. ~ Terry Bozzio,
1291:I play a role in front of the cameras, just like in the movies. ~ Eva Herzigova,
1292:Is it worth the name of freedom to be at liberty to play the fool? ~ John Locke,
1293:I think it's great to dress up and play on all the girly features. ~ Katy Perry,
1294:I think it’s important for me to play well and set the tone. ~ Annika Sorenstam,
1295:I think it's therapeutic when we play. It's just like therapy. ~ Sam McCandless,
1296:It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part. ~ Voltaire,
1297:It's important to have balance in your life between work and play. ~ Bobby Flay,
1298:I will play my part by singing the spirit into every open heart. ~ Bobby Womack,
1299:I wish I could play the lead role in one movie, one great movie. ~ Alec Baldwin,
1300:I write and play music. I'd like to be a musician at some point. ~ Laurence Fox,
1301:Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth. ~ Bruno Bettelheim,
1302:The lightly-jumping, glowrin' trouts, That thro' my waters play. ~ Robert Burns,
1303:The only people who should play for England are English people. ~ Jack Wilshere,
1304:These different people that I play become the loves of my life. ~ Nicole Kidman,
1305:The worst constructed play is a Bach fugue when compared to life. ~ Helen Hayes,
1306:Those who play with fire should expect to be consumed by it. ~ Katie MacAlister,
1307:Thus play I in one person many people/ And none contented ~ William Shakespeare,
1308:To have someone play off and be with a band is more pleasurable. ~ Steve Martin,
1309:We all know Gael - when he's at his best, it's tough to play. ~ Grigor Dimitrov,
1310:What was romance but a lovely bit of play between man and woman? ~ Eileen Wilks,
1311:When something goes wrong, smile, cause there's always a next play. ~ Ray Lewis,
1312:When you're down to small stakes, you have to play long odds. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
1313:Why don't we play a game of riddles?"
...
Gupta beamed. ~ Roshani Chokshi,
1314:Worse, she never hesitated to play the depression card to ~ MaryJanice Davidson,
1315:You play ball against yourself; your opponent is your potential. ~ Bobby Knight,
1316:You, too, may strike it rich who dares to play the Westing game. ~ Ellen Raskin,
1317:Against stereotype, she can’t play a note of piano or violin. ~ Angela Duckworth,
1318:A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the banjo and doesn't. ~ Mark Twain,
1319:All our thinking is of this nature, a free play with concepts. ~ Albert Einstein,
1320:Any day is a good day so long as you survive to play another day. ~ Jayne Castle,
1321:Anything was better than Ezra learning to play the bassoon... ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1322:Because anyone can hit a jackpot, right? You just have to play. And ~ Emma Scott,
1323:Certain drummers drop time, and I like to play on top of the beat. ~ Miles Davis,
1324:Emotions don't play by rules. That's what makes them so incredible. ~ Riley Hart,
1325:Even championship-winning teams don't play well all the time. ~ Teddy Sheringham,
1326:Excuse me a moment, princess. I have to go play with the puppies. ~ Julie Kagawa,
1327:fair play is less characteristic of groups than of individuals. ~ Agnes Repplier,
1328:God deals us all different hands. How we play 'em is up to us. ~ Jeannette Walls,
1329:I can no longer play at a level I was accustomed to in the past. ~ Mario Lemieux,
1330:I can play anywhere on the park. Im a bit like that in bed, too ~ Steven Gerrard,
1331:I didn't want to play a mediocre villain. I wanted to go full-on. ~ Casper Crump,
1332:I don't flirt and I don't play the people that I'm meeting with. ~ Sherilyn Fenn,
1333:I don't play to prove people right or wrong. I just want to win. ~ Mark Teixeira,
1334:I don't think about music as being new or modern. I just play. ~ Coleman Hawkins,
1335:If we're gonna win, we have to play up to and beyond our potential. ~ Don Nelson,
1336:If you play against your own side you’ll lose the whole game. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1337:If you're telling a story it's always best not to play the ending. ~ John Hawkes,
1338:I guess chemistry always changes when you play with someone else. ~ Brad Mehldau,
1339:I'll never play at Wembley again, unless I play at Wembley again. ~ Kevin Keegan,
1340:I love to play different roles. That's just the kind of actor I am. ~ Idris Elba,
1341:I'm a workaholic because I love to play, if that makes sense. ~ Rachelle Lefevre,
1342:I'm not crazy. I play a lot of crazy characters, but I'm an actor. ~ Randy Quaid,
1343:I’m not John or Nine,” Six said. “I don’t play well with others. ~ Pittacus Lore,
1344:In 1989, SimCity introduced an entirely new brand of game play. ~ Nolan Bushnell,
1345:I only play projects with weird interpretations of presidents. ~ Benjamin Walker,
1346:I played it for my bride, and one day you will play for yours. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1347:I taught myself to play the piano, because I wanted to play it. ~ Jackson Browne,
1348:It is a beautiful world for the people who get to play the fist. ~ Lauren Oliver,
1349:It is my baby and if I want to bring it out to play again, I will. ~ J K Rowling,
1350:It matters not how you play the game, So long as you never lose. ~ Prescott Bush,
1351:It's always important to me to play something other DJs aren't playing. ~ A Trak,
1352:It's not about the cards you're dealt, but how you play the hand. ~ Randy Pausch,
1353:It was kind of a prodding myself to play I Walk The Line straight. ~ Johnny Cash,
1354:It will be great to play a short, fat sweaty loser for a change. ~ Ricky Gervais,
1355:I’ve even written a role for Dolly Parton to play the town mayor! ~ Heidi Montag,
1356:Maybe now they would play my game, all these shysters and whores. ~ Stephen King,
1357:Mix sheer hypocrisy with mediocrity, You play it safe every time. ~ Cyndi Lauper,
1358:She felt like a bad actress in a play she never wanted to be in. ~ Lorna Landvik,
1359:She taught me to play the piano, and what it meant to miss somebody. ~ Eric Roth,
1360:Still. Proud. Savages play by the rules; Lampreys get things done. ~ Lucy Parker,
1361:Take a chance and risk it all or play it safe and suffer defeat. ~ Pittacus Lore,
1362:The best of my nature reveals itself in play, and play is sacred. ~ Isak Dinesen,
1363:There's only one thing we can control, and that is how hard we play. ~ Don Meyer,
1364:The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war.” -John Lyly ~ Angela Roquet,
1365:The trick is, when you grow up, find work that feels like play. ~ Nathan Fillion,
1366:To play great music, you must keep your eyes on a distant star. ~ Yehudi Menuhin,
1367:We are all searching for someone whose demons play well with ours. ~ Faraaz Kazi,
1368:We cannot change the cards we are delt, just how we play the hand ~ Randy Pausch,
1369:We can't change the cards we're dealt, just how we play the hand. ~ Randy Pausch,
1370:We're not allowed to play Monopoly at home. It gets too vicious. ~ Prince Andrew,
1371:Whenever I play something, everybody just thinks that's who I am. ~ Sharon Stone,
1372:When I’m on the court, I try to play with all my emotion and heart. ~ Jeremy Lin,
1373:When one is at play, one should not think of one's learning. ~ Lord Chesterfield,
1374:When you hear something you don't like, don't ever play it again. ~ Joe Satriani,
1375:When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1376:You can go on 'Saturday Night Live' now and not even play live. ~ Raphael Saadiq,
1377:You don't have to play masculine to be a strong woman. ~ Mary Elizabeth Winstead,
1378:All drama is about lies. When the lie is exposed, the play is over. ~ David Mamet,
1379:All my life I wanted to play golf like Jack Nicklaus, and now I do. ~ Paul Harvey,
1380:Anyone wanna play Dungeons & Dragons for the next quadrillion years? ~ Gary Gygax,
1381:As an actor, you don't want to play a one-dimensional character. ~ Olga Kurylenko,
1382:Beating heroin is child's play compared to beating your childhood. ~ Stephen King,
1383:Because hubris is not only a sin, it's a fun game to play at parties ~ Mira Grant,
1384:Billy Joel and Joe Jackson were both great, and they both play piano. ~ Ben Folds,
1385:​
We play rough. We love hard. We live every fucking fantasy. ~ Pepper Winters,
1386:Children require long, uniterrupted periods of play and exploration ~ Jean Piaget,
1387:Don't play with your calling, because the enemy certainly isn't. ~ Andrena Sawyer,
1388:Football is a simple game. It's just very hard to play it simple. ~ Johan Cruijff,
1389:Good things never came from days when the devil climbed up to play. ~ Ethan Cross,
1390:He didn’t send me anywhere. I am the heroine of my own play, sir. ~ Sarah MacLean,
1391:Her monster was free now. Hopefully his would come out to play. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1392:How can I play baseball when I'm worried about foreign policy? ~ Charles M Schulz,
1393:I don't like to play slow or softly. I like to play hard. Always. ~ Adrian Beltre,
1394:I first wanted to be an actress after seeing a play - not a movie. ~ Kim Cattrall,
1395:If my life was to be all work no play, I wanted my work to be play. ~ Phil Knight,
1396:If you play well on the field, everything will take care of itself. ~ Derek Jeter,
1397:If you're going to have to beg them to play, it's not going to work. ~ Chuck Daly,
1398:If you wish to seduce an angel, you must play the part of a devil. ~ Eliphas Levi,
1399:I'm going to Inter to see if they will let me play a bit of football. ~ Luis Figo,
1400:In my life, I'd like to play more golf and, and get a decent handicap. ~ Ken Buck,
1401:I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement. ~ Fred Allen,
1402:I play honestly and I play to win. If I lose, I take my medicine. ~ Bobby Fischer,
1403:It can play solitaire and minesweeper,” replied Artemis innocently. ~ Eoin Colfer,
1404:I try to do my absolute best for the people who come see me play. ~ Billy Sheehan,
1405:I try to play what comes naturally at the moment and let it happen. ~ McCoy Tyner,
1406:It's easier to be creative if you've got other people to play with. ~ John Cleese,
1407:It's great to play a rock star. Maybe not so great to be one. ~ Alessandro Nivola,
1408:I would rather not work than play in a movie that nobody watches. ~ Famke Janssen,
1409:Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes. ~ Mae West,
1410:Music is not simply playing notes. You have to play the silence too. ~ Ann E Burg,
1411:My goal for Actress is to have it play more traditional theaters. ~ Robert Greene,
1412:Nay! Faith, let me not play a woman! I have a beard coming! ~ William Shakespeare,
1413:Never meddle with play-actors, for they're a favoured race. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
1414:Not a man alive has so much luck that he can play with it. ~ William Butler Yeats,
1415:Or was he saying, "Hi! Wanna play?"
And I did. Of course I did. ~ Jeff Lindsay,
1416:Players have two things to do. Play and keep their mouths shut. ~ Sparky Anderson,
1417:Rest and play, are as vital to our health as nutrition and exercise ~ Brene Brown,
1418:Some people play very, very well just so they won't get embarrassed. ~ Lynn Swann,
1419:Teams tend to fold if you come out and play hard in the beginning. ~ Andrew Bynum,
1420:That's why I really don't play cards or gamble. Because I'd crack. ~ Joe Mantegna,
1421:The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ Bren Brown,
1422:There's a way in which 'The Illusion' is a play about the theater. ~ Tony Kushner,
1423:This is today. More plans are in motions. More ideas are in play. ~ Ben H Winters,
1424:This is what you get for letting rednecks play with antimatter, boss ~ John Ringo,
1425:We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent. ~ Ronald Reagan,
1426:We play very dangerous games with life and no one knows our rules. ~ Parke Godwin,
1427:What I enjoy most is that every day I get to play a new character. ~ Karlie Kloss,
1428:What I want to do, is play music for somebody who believe in me. ~ Luther Allison,
1429:Whenever the sun is shining, I feel obligated to play outside! ~ Charles M Schulz,
1430:When they play MARRY/FUCK/KILL, you'll never be KILL again! ~ Kelly Sue DeConnick,
1431:Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. ~ Karl Barth,
1432:You can do anything with children if you only play with them. ~ Otto von Bismarck,
1433:You can't break the rules until you know how to play the game. ~ Rickie Lee Jones,
1434:You can't play hockey with a bald spot, so I'm hanging up the skates. ~ Joe Sakic,
1435:You don't need to play every ball but every ball needs your judgement. ~ Amit Ray,
1436:You have no idea how dirty I can play.” He laughed. “Bring. It. On. ~ Amy Andrews,
1437:You have to love the characters you play, even if no one else does. ~ Glenn Close,
1438:A daily newspaper should report the news, not play at geopolitics. ~ Rafael Correa,
1439:Aion is a child at play, playing draughts; the kingship is a child's. ~ Heraclitus,
1440:A man afraid of death will never play the part of a live man. ~ Seneca the Younger,
1441:And when I play they know I exist, and it leaves a space when I go. ~ Sunny Murray,
1442:Anyone serious about playing indoor, you should play outdoor. ~ Sean William Scott,
1443:Does Zeus have a perfect tan? Can he play the ukulele? I think not! ~ Rick Riordan,
1444:Don t play this piece fast. It is never right to play ragtime fast. ~ Scott Joplin,
1445:Don't search for the music in other people. Play it yourself. ~ Stephanie Kuehnert,
1446:Every time I try to play by rules I get smashed into the ground. ~ Rebecca Forster,
1447:Hell's a-coming and we all gotta learn to play the blues. (347) ~ Jonathan Maberry,
1448:I always want to make Strokes records and play Strokes shows. ~ Julian Casablancas,
1449:I am not an actress. I can only play me - on and off the screen. ~ Brigitte Bardot,
1450:I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell out, and play false. ~ Mother Jones,
1451:I don't know how other bands play the same songs every night. ~ Grant Lee Phillips,
1452:I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living. ~ Richard Branson,
1453:I don't want to play only Latin women. I want to have roles in English. ~ Paz Vega,
1454:If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn't have given us arms. ~ Mike Ditka,
1455:If I didn't play tennis I probably would have to see a psychiatrist. ~ Arthur Ashe,
1456:If you are serious, don't play with my heart, it makes me furious. ~ Aaron Neville,
1457:I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn't play rock 'n' roll. ~ Joan Jett,
1458:I like a girl who doesn't play any games. I like a very sweet girl. ~ Mark Salling,
1459:I live and die for the Buckeyes. I also love to play racquetball. ~ Alan Lowenthal,
1460:I love theater, I would love to do a play, but it's hard to beat. ~ Justin Hartley,
1461:I love to play music. So why endanger that with something like drugs? ~ Dave Grohl,
1462:I play in a band, I write songs, I sing, you know, perform on stage. ~ Adam Levine,
1463:I think Hamlet is a very funny play - Hamlet is riddled with wit. ~ Chukwudi Iwuji,
1464:I think the play actually became bigger than me. No pun intended. ~ Camryn Manheim,
1465:I want to play a fireman and a spy. I want to learn special effects. ~ Jackie Chan,
1466:I want to play every day. This year will be absolutely no different. ~ Derek Jeter,
1467:I work hard and I play hard, too. There is nothing wrong with that. ~ Vijay Mallya,
1468:I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn't play square with me ~ Mother Jones,
1469:I would have loved to play against Bill Russell. He was such a force. ~ Tim Duncan,
1470:Like Andy Rooney and Judy Garland screaming “Let’s put on a play!” the ~ Wendy Wax,
1471:Mona played with dolls, I play with body parts. Game on bitches. -A ~ Sara Shepard,
1472:Not only does God play dice with the universe, He's using loaded dice. ~ John Ford,
1473:Old endgame lost of old, play and lose and have done with losing. ~ Samuel Beckett,
1474:Once I could play what I heard inside me, that's when I was born. ~ Charlie Parker,
1475:One feels relieved these days when a play is not like television. ~ Valerie Martin,
1476:One should play and sweat. Life shouldn't be bogged down by books. ~ Narendra Modi,
1477:Peter stood up and let a wicked smile slide across his face. "Time to play. ~ Brom,
1478:Play like dreams serves the function of self realization. ~ Donald Woods Winnicott,
1479:Play music that means something to you. Make it happen for yourself. ~ Mark Hoppus,
1480:Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth.
   ~ Bruno Bettelheim,
1481:She said if she couldn't play, she had nothing left. What about me? ~ Gayle Forman,
1482:So basically, you get to play Super Mario all you want, any time you want, for ,
1483:The drummer; he inspired me to play like no one else I have ever met. ~ Chet Baker,
1484:The hardest thing in the world to play is something close to myself. ~ Chris Bauer,
1485:the lost sense that we play out our lives as part of a greater story ~ David Whyte,
1486:The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ Brene Brown,
1487:The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work at all. ~ Mark Twain,
1488:Through play, we renew contact with childhood – My art is childlike. ~ Karel Appel,
1489:To say that I haven't been motivated to play is absolute nonsense. ~ Robbie Fowler,
1490:We are all searching for someone whose demons play well with ours. ~ Heidi R Kling,
1491:We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. ~ Randy Pausch,
1492:We each play several roles in life – that doesn’t make them all lies. ~ Erin Beaty,
1493:We only have so long to play in the dirt and ask questions of rivers. ~ John Green,
1494:when truth has fair play, it will always prevail over falsehood. ~ Walter Isaacson,
1495:Why do you play a game? I play a game to see how good we can be. ~ Mike Krzyzewski,
1496:won’t let my weakness get the better of me. Or play with my mind. ~ Krista Ritchie,
1497:You can't play anything on a horn that Louis Armstrong hasn't played ~ Miles Davis,
1498:You have Obama that wants to play golf instead of deal with people. ~ Donald Trump,
1499:You must invent your own games and teach us old ones how to play. ~ Nikki Giovanni,
1500:You play along, because you want to die for love, you always have. ~ Richard Siken,

IN CHAPTERS [50/2218]



  884 Integral Yoga
  552 Poetry
  143 Philosophy
  126 Occultism
  102 Mysticism
   86 Fiction
   74 Yoga
   74 Christianity
   57 Psychology
   16 Philsophy
   16 Mythology
   13 Islam
   12 Science
   12 Integral Theory
   11 Theosophy
   10 Education
   6 Sufism
   6 Buddhism
   5 Hinduism
   5 Cybernetics
   2 Zen
   2 Baha i Faith
   1 Thelema
   1 Alchemy


  530 Sri Aurobindo
  435 The Mother
  266 Satprem
  215 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   70 William Wordsworth
   59 H P Lovecraft
   58 Carl Jung
   56 Rabindranath Tagore
   55 Sri Ramakrishna
   47 William Butler Yeats
   44 Walt Whitman
   39 James George Frazer
   38 Aleister Crowley
   37 Robert Browning
   37 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   32 John Keats
   28 Plotinus
   27 Friedrich Schiller
   27 Friedrich Nietzsche
   26 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   22 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   18 A B Purani
   16 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   13 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   13 Ovid
   13 Muhammad
   12 Plato
   12 Jorge Luis Borges
   11 Swami Vivekananda
   11 Rudolf Steiner
   10 Aldous Huxley
   9 Swami Krishnananda
   9 Nirodbaran
   9 Li Bai
   9 Aristotle
   8 Rainer Maria Rilke
   8 Hafiz
   8 George Van Vrekhem
   8 Franz Bardon
   6 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   6 Jordan Peterson
   5 Paul Richard
   5 Norbert Wiener
   5 Jalaluddin Rumi
   5 Henry David Thoreau
   5 Anonymous
   5 Alice Bailey
   4 Saint Teresa of Avila
   4 Omar Khayyam
   4 Kabir
   4 Edgar Allan Poe
   4 Bokar Rinpoche
   3 Thomas Merton
   3 Ramprasad
   3 Lucretius
   3 Joseph Campbell
   3 Jayadeva
   3 Al-Ghazali
   2 Vyasa
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Taigu Ryokan
   2 Peter J Carroll
   2 Namdev
   2 Mahendranath Gupta
   2 Lewis Carroll
   2 Lalla
   2 Ken Wilber
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Jetsun Milarepa
   2 Genpo Roshi
   2 Dadu Dayal
   2 Baha u llah


  110 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   80 Record of Yoga
   70 Wordsworth - Poems
   59 Lovecraft - Poems
   53 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   52 Tagore - Poems
   47 Yeats - Poems
   45 The Life Divine
   44 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   42 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   40 Whitman - Poems
   39 The Golden Bough
   37 Shelley - Poems
   37 Browning - Poems
   36 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   34 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   32 Savitri
   32 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   32 Keats - Poems
   29 Letters On Yoga IV
   27 Schiller - Poems
   27 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   27 Agenda Vol 03
   26 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   26 Agenda Vol 10
   25 Agenda Vol 04
   24 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   24 Agenda Vol 01
   23 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   23 Magick Without Tears
   23 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   23 Agenda Vol 09
   22 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   22 Letters On Yoga II
   22 Agenda Vol 06
   21 Questions And Answers 1956
   21 Collected Poems
   20 Agenda Vol 07
   19 Letters On Yoga I
   19 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   18 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   18 Agenda Vol 02
   17 Agenda Vol 08
   17 Agenda Vol 05
   16 Questions And Answers 1953
   16 Essays On The Gita
   16 Essays Divine And Human
   16 Emerson - Poems
   15 The Human Cycle
   15 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   15 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   14 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   14 Faust
   13 Quran
   13 Questions And Answers 1954
   13 Metamorphoses
   12 Liber ABA
   11 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   11 On the Way to Supermanhood
   10 The Phenomenon of Man
   10 The Perennial Philosophy
   10 Some Answers From The Mother
   10 Questions And Answers 1955
   10 Prayers And Meditations
   10 Labyrinths
   10 Isha Upanishad
   10 City of God
   10 Aion
   10 Agenda Vol 11
   9 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   9 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   9 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   9 The Future of Man
   9 Talks
   9 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   9 Poetics
   9 On Education
   9 Li Bai - Poems
   8 Rilke - Poems
   8 Preparing for the Miraculous
   8 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   8 Letters On Yoga III
   8 Goethe - Poems
   7 Words Of Long Ago
   7 The Bible
   7 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   7 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   7 Bhakti-Yoga
   7 5.1.01 - Ilion
   6 Vedic and Philological Studies
   6 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   6 Theosophy
   6 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   6 Maps of Meaning
   6 Hafiz - Poems
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   6 Agenda Vol 12
   5 Words Of The Mother III
   5 Walden
   5 Twilight of the Idols
   5 The Secret Doctrine
   5 Cybernetics
   5 A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
   5 Agenda Vol 13
   4 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   4 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   4 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   4 Letters On Poetry And Art
   4 Hymn of the Universe
   4 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   3 Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit
   3 The Secret Of The Veda
   3 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   3 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   3 The Alchemy of Happiness
   3 Songs of Kabir
   3 Song of Myself
   3 Raja-Yoga
   3 Poe - Poems
   3 Of The Nature Of Things
   3 Let Me Explain
   3 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   3 Kena and Other Upanishads
   3 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   3 Crowley - Poems
   2 Words Of The Mother II
   2 Words Of The Mother I
   2 Vishnu Purana
   2 The Lotus Sutra
   2 The Integral Yoga
   2 The Essentials of Education
   2 The Blue Cliff Records
   2 Symposium
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 Selected Fictions
   2 Ryokan - Poems
   2 Rumi - Poems
   2 Milarepa - Poems
   2 Liber Null
   2 Initiation Into Hermetics
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 Borges - Poems
   2 Anonymous - Poems
   2 Alice in Wonderland
   2 Agenda Vol 1
   2 Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2E


0 0.01 - Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   something to be Played forever as the one great game of the world; a who-knows-what that left this sprig of a pensive man in the middle of a clearing; a little 'something' that beats, beats, that keeps on breathing beneath every skin that has ever been put on it - like our deepest breath, our lightest air, our air of nothing - and it keeps on going, it keeps on going. We must catch the light little breath, the little pulsation of nothing. Then suddenly, on the threshold of our clearing of concrete, our head starts spinning incurably, our eyes blink into something else, and all is different, and all seems surcharged with meaning and with life, as though we had never lived until that very minute.
  Then we have caught the tail of the Great Possible, we are upon the wayless way, radically in the new, and we flow with the little lizard, the pelican, the big man, we flow everywhere in a world that has lost its old separating skin and its little baggage of habits. We begin seeing otherwise, feeling otherwise. We have opened the gate into an inconceivable clearing. Just a light little vibration that carries you away. Then we begin to understand how it CAN CHANGE, what the mechanism is - a light little mechanism and so miraculous that it looks like nothing. We begin feeling the wonder of a pure little cell, and that a sparkling of joy would be enough to turn the world inside out. We were living in a little thinking fishbowl, we were dying in an old, bottled habit. And then suddenly, all is different. The Earth is free! Who wants freedom?

00.01 - The Approach to Mysticism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   For it must be understood that the heart, the mystic heart, is not the external thing which is the seat of emotion or passion; it is the secret heart that is behind, the inner heartantarhdaya of the Upanishadwhich is the centre of the individual consciousness, where all the divergent lines of that consciousness meet and from where they take their rise. That is what the Upanishad means when it says that the heart has a hundred channels which feed the human vehicle. That is the source, the fount and origin, the very substance of the true personality. Mystic knowledge the true mystic knowledge which saves and fulfilsbegins with the awakening or the entrance into this real being. This being is pure and luminous and blissful and sovereignly real, because it is a portion, a spark of the Divine Consciousness and Nature: a contact and communion with it brings automatically into Play the light and the truth that are its substance. At the same time it is an uprising flame that reaches out naturally to higher domains of consciousness and manifests them through its translucid dynamism.
   The knowledge that is obtained without the heart's instrumentation or co-operation is liable to be what the Gita describes as Asuric. First of all, from the point of view of knowledge itself, it would be, as I have already said, egocentric, a product and agent of one's limited and isolated self, easily put at the service of desire and passion. This knowledge, whether rationalistic or occult, is, as it were, hard and dry in its constitution, and oftener than not, negative and destructivewi thering and blasting in its career like the desert simoom.

00.02 - Mystic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Man being an embodied soul, his external consciousness (what the Upanishad calls jgrat) is the milieu in which his soul-experiences naturally manifest and find their Play. It is the forms and movements of that consciousness which clo the and give a concrete habitation and name to perceptions on the subtler ranges of the inner existence. If the experiences on these planes are to be presented to the conscious memory and to the brain-mind and made communicable to others through speech, this is the inevitable and natural process. Symbols are a translation in mental and sensual (and vocal) terms of experiences that are beyond the mind and the sense and the speech and yet throw a kind of echoing vibrations upon these lesser levels.
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0 0.02 - Topographical Note, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  From the time of Sri Aurobindo's departure (1950) until 1957, we have only a few notes and fragments or rare statements noted from memory. These are the only landmarks of this period, along with Mother's Questions and Answers from her talks at the Ashram Playground. A few of these conversations have been reproduced here insofar as they mark stages of the Supramental
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  Algeria and in France or of her current experiences; and gradually, She opened the mind of the rebellious and materialistic Westerner that we were and made us understand the laws of the worlds, the Play of forces, the working of past lives - especially this latter, which was an important factor in the difficulties with which we were struggling at that time and which periodically made us abscond.
  Mother would be seated in this rather medieval-looking chair with its high, carved back, her feet on a little tabouret, while we sat on the floor, on a slightly faded carpet, conquered and seduced, revolted and never satisfied - but nevertheless, very interested. Treasures, never noted down, were lost until, with the cunning of the Sioux, we succeeded in making Mother consent to the presence of a tape recorder. But even then, and for a long time thereafter, She carefully made us erase or delete in our notes all that concerned Her rather too personally - sometimes we disobeyed Her.

00.03 - Upanishadic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It may be asked why the dog has been chosen as the symbol of Intuition. In the Vedas, the cow and the horse also Play a large part; even the donkey and the frog have their own assigned roles. These objects are taken from the environment of ordinary life, and are those that are most familiar to the external consciousness, through which the inner experiences have to express themselves, if they are to be expressed at all. These material objects represent various kinds of forces and movements and subtle and occult and spiritual dynamisms. Strictly speaking, however, symbols are not chosen in a subtle or spiritual experience, that is to say, they are not arbitrarily selected and constructed by the conscious intelligence. They form part of a dramatization (to use a term of the Freudian psychology of dreams), a psychological alchemy, whose method and process and rationale are very obscure, which can be penetrated only by the vision of a third eye.
   I. The Several Lights
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   From the psychological standpoint, the four oblations are movements or reactions of consciousness in its urge towards the utterance and expression of Divine Truth. Like some other elements in the cosmic Play, these also form a quartetcaturvyha and work together for a common purpose in view of a perfect and all-round result.
   Svh is the offering and invocation. One must dedicate everything to the Divine, cast all one has or does into the Fire of Aspiration that blazes up towards the Most High, and through the tongue of that one-pointed flame call on the Divinity.
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   With this sacrifice nourish the Gods, that the Gods may nourish you; thus mutually nourishing ye shall obtain the highest felicity3 is the very secret of the cosmic Play, the basis of the spiritual evolution in the universal existence.
   The Gods are the formations or particularisations of the Truth-consciousness, the multiple individualisations of the One spirit. The Pitris are the Divine Fathers, that is to say, souls that once laboured and realised here below, and now have passed beyond. They dwell in another world, not too far removed from the earth, and from there, with the force of their Realisation, lend a more concrete help and guidance to the destiny that is being worked out upon earth. They are forces and formations of consciousness in an intermediate region between Here and There (antarika), and serve to bring men and gods nearer to each other, inasmuch as they belong to both the categories, being a divinised humanity or a humanised divinity. Each fixation of the Truth-consciousness in an earthly mould is a thing of joy to the Pitris; it is the Svadh or food by which they live and grow, for it is the consolidation and also the resultant of their own realisation. The achievements of the sons are more easily and securely reared and grounded upon those of the forefa thers, whose formative powers we have to invoke, so that we may pass on to the realisation, the firm embodiment of higher and greater destinies.
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   Agni in the physical consciousness is calledghapati, for the body is the house in which the soul is lodged and he is its keeper, guardian and lord. The fire in the mental consciousness is called daki; for it is that which gives discernment, the power to discriminate between the truth and the falsehood, it is that which by the pressure of its heat and light cleaves the wrong away from the right. And the fire in the life-force is called havanya; for pra is not only the plane of hunger and desire, but also of power and dynamism, it is that which calls forth forces, brings them into' Play and it is that which is to be invoked for the progression of the Sacrifice, for an onward march on the spiritual path.
   Of the three fires one is the upholderhe who gives the firm foundation, the stable house where the Sacrifice is performed and Truth realised; the second is the Knower, often called in the Veda jtaved, who guides and directs; and the third the Doer, the effective Power, the driving Energyvaivnara.
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   We have, in modern times, a movement towards a more conscious and courageous, knowledge of things that were taboo to puritan ages. Not to shut one's eyes to the lower, darker and hidden strands of our nature, but to bring them out into the light of day and to face them is the best way of dealing with such elements, which otherwise, if they are repressed, exert an unhealthy influence on the mind and nature. The Upanishadic view runs on the same lines, but, with the unveiling and the natural and not merely naturalisticdelineation of these under-worlds (concerning sex and food), it endows them with a perspective sub specie aeternitatis. The sexual function, for example, is easily equated to the double movement of ascent and descent that is secreted in nature, or to the combined action of Purusha and Prakriti in the cosmic Play, or again to the hidden fount of Delight that holds and moves the universe. In this view there is nothing merely secular and profane, but all is woven into the cosmic spiritual whole; and man is taught to consider and to mould all his movementsof soul and mind and bodyin the light and rhythm of that integral Reality.11
   The central secret of the transfigured consciousness lies, as we have already indicated, in the mystic rite or law of Sacrifice. It is the one basic, fundamental, universal Law that upholds and explains the cosmic movement, conformity to which brings to the thrice-bound human being release and freedom. Sacrifice consists essentially of two elements or processes: (i) The offering or self giving of the lower reality to the higher, and, as a consequence, an answering movement of (ii) the descent of the higher into the lower. The lower offered to the higher means the lower sublimated and integrated into the higher; and the descent of the higher into the lower means the incarnation of the former and the fulfilment of the latter. The Gita elaborates the same idea when it says that by Sacrifice men increase the gods and the gods increase men and by so increasing each other they attain the supreme Good. Nothing is, nothing is done, for its own sake, for an egocentric satisfaction; all, even movements relating to food and to sex should be dedicated to the Cosmic BeingVisva Purusha and that alone received which comes from Him.
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   The secularisation of man's vital functions in modem ages has not been a success. It has made him more egocentric and blatantly hedonistic. From an occult point of view he has in this way subjected himself to the influences of dark and undesirable world-forces, has made an opening, to use an Indian symbolism, for Kali (the Spirit of the Iron Age) to enter into him. The sex-force is an extremely potent agent, but it is extremely fluid and elusive and uncontrollable. It was for this reason that the ancients always sought to give it a proper mould, a right continent, a fixed and definite channel; the moderns, on the other hand, allow it to run free and Play with it recklessly. The result has been, in the life of those born under such circumstances, a growing lack of poise and balance and a corresponding incidence of neuras thenia, hysteria and all abnormal pathological conditions.
   Chhandyogya, II, III.

00.04 - The Beautiful in the Upanishads, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   it cannot be defined or figured in the terms of the phenomenal consciousness. In speaking of it, however, the Upanishads invariably and repeatedly refer to two attributes that characterise its fundamental nature. These two aspects have made such an impression upon the consciousness of the Upanishadic seer that his enthusiasm almost wholly Plays about them and is centred on them. When he contemplates or communes with the Supreme Object, these seem to him to be the mark of its au thenticity, the seal of its high status and the reason of all the charm and magic it possesses. The first aspect or attri bute is that of light the brilliance, the solar effulgenceravituly-arpa the bright, clear, shadow less Light of lightsvirajam ubhram jyotim jyoti The second aspect is that of delight, the bliss, the immortality inherent in that wide effulgencenandarpam amtam yad vibhti.
   And what else is the true character, the soul of beauty than light and delight? "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever." And a thing of joy is a thing of light. Joy is the radiance rippling over a thing of beauty. Beauty is always radiant: the charm, the loveliness of an object is but the glow of light that it emanates. And it would not be a very incorrect mensuration to measure the degree of beauty by the degree of light radiated. The diamond is not only a thing of value, but a thing of beauty also, because of the concentrated and undimmed light that it enshrines within itself. A dark, dull and dismal thing, devoid of interest and attraction becomes aesthetically precious and significant as soon as the artist presents it in terms of the values of light. The entire art of painting is nothing but the expression of beauty, in and through the modalities of light.

0.00a - Introduction, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  I began the study o