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   5 Donna Tartt
   5 Anonymous
   4 Thomas Hobbes
   4 Sue Monk Kidd
   4 Mark Twain
   4 Benjamin Disraeli
   4 Alice Walker
   3 Will Durant
   3 Wallace Stevens
   3 Toba Beta
   3 Stephen Covey
   3 Saint John Chrysostom
   3 Robert Green Ingersoll
   3 Pope John Paul II
   3 Mehmet Murat ildan
   3 Laozi
   3 Idries Shah
   3 G K Chesterton
   3 Gilbert K Chesterton
   3 Charlotte Perkins Gilman
   3 Catherynne M Valente
   3 Benjamin Franklin
   3 Ben Fountain
   2 Yann Martel
   2 Xiaobo Liu
   2 Wilkie Collins
   2 Wassily Kandinsky
   2 Walt Whitman
   2 Tony Robbins
   2 Simon Singh
   2 Simon Blackburn
   2 Sarada Devi
   2 Sandra Cisneros
   2 Robin S Sharma
   2 Robert A Burton
   2 Pippa DaCosta
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   2 Penny Reid
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1:Poverty is the mother of crime. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
2:The true creator is necessity, which is the mother of our invention. ~ Plato,
3:I am the mother of pure love and of science and of sacred hope. ~ Ecclesiastious,
4:We cannot get strength unless we adore the Mother of strength. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I Bhawani Mandir,
5:Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak. ~ G K Chesterton,
6:Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. ~ Goya,
7:The Mother of all godheads and all strengthsWho, mediatrix, binds earth to the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
8:To heal the evils and mistakes of SpaceAnd change the tragedy of the ignorant worldInto a Divine Comedy of joyAnd the laughter and the rapture of God’s bliss.The Mother of God is mother of our souls ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.6.12 - The Mother of God,
9:Accepting the universe as her body of woe,The Mother of the seven sorrows boreThe seven stabs that pierced her bleeding heart:The beauty of sadness lingered on her face,Her eyes were dim with the ancient stain of tears.Her heart was riven wi ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
10:These Gods and Goddesses were he and she:The Mother was she of Beauty and Delight,The Word in Brahma’s vast creating clasp,The World-Puissance on almighty Shiva’s lap,—The Master and the Mother of all livesWatching the worlds their twin reg ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
11:In India the mother is the center of the family and our highest ideal. She is to us the representative of God, as God is the mother of the universe. It was a female sage who first found the unity of God, and laid down this doctrine in one of the first hy mns of the Vedas. Our God is both personal and absolute, the absolute is male, the personal, female. And thus it comes that we now say: 'The first manifestation of God is the hand that rocks the cradle'. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
12:Please explain to me what is meant by the Divine Mother.The Divine Mother is the Consciousness and Force of the Divine - which is the Mother of all things.24 June 1933You have written in The Mother that the Mother is the consciousness and force of the Ishwara, but here my experience is that the Ishwara is the consciousness and force of the Supreme Mother. Could you please make it clear to me?The Mother is the consciousness and force of the Divine - or, it may be said, she is the Divine in its consciousness-force. The Ishwara as Lord of the Cosmos does come out of the Mother who takes her place beside him as the cosmic Shakti - the cosmic Ishwara is one aspect of the Divine. The experience therefore is correct so far as it goes.16 November 1934 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
13:"Now I have taught you about Immortal Man and have loosed the bonds of the robbers from him. I have broken the gates of the pitiless ones in their presence. I have humiliated their malicious intent, and they all have been shamed and have risen from their ignorance. Because of this, then, I came here, that they might be joined with that Spirit and Breath, [III continues:] and might from two become one, just as from the first, that you might yield much fruit and go up to Him Who Is from the Beginning, in ineffable joy and glory and honor and grace of the Father of the Universe."Whoever, then, knows the Father in pure knowledge will depart to the Father and repose in Unbegotten Father. But whoever knows him defectively will depart to the defect and the rest of the Eighth. Now whoever knows Immortal Spirit of Light in silence, through reflecting and consent in the truth, let him bring me signs of the Invisible One, and he will become a light in the Spirit of Silence. Whoever knows Son of Man in knowledge and love, let him bring me a sign of Son of Man, that he might depart to the dwelling-places with those in the Eighth."Behold, I have revealed to you the name of the Perfect One, the whole will of the Mother of the Holy Angels, that the masculine multitude may be completed here, that there might appear in the aeons, the infinities and those that came to be in the untraceable wealth of the Great Invisible Spirit, that they all might take from his goodness, even the wealth of their rest that has no kingdom over it. I came from First Who Was Sent, that I might reveal to you Him Who Is from the Beginning, because of the arrogance of Arch-Begetter and his angels, since they say about themselves that they are gods. And I came to remove them from their blindness, that I might tell everyone about the God who is above the universe. Therefore, tread upon their graves, humiliate their malicious intent, and break their yoke and arouse my own. I have given you authority over all things as Sons of Light, that you might tread upon their power with your feet."These are the things the blessed Savior said, and he disappeared from them. Then all the disciples were in great, ineffable joy in the spirit from that day on. And his disciples began to preach the Gospel of God, the eternal, imperishable spirit. Amen. ~ The Sophia of Jesus (excerpt), The Nag Hamadi Library ,
14:Ekajaṭī or Ekajaṭā, (Sanskrit: "One Plait Woman"; Wylie: ral gcig ma: one who has one knot of hair),[1] also known as Māhacīnatārā,[2] is one of the 21 Taras. Ekajati is, along with Palden Lhamo deity, one of the most powerful and fierce goddesses of Vajrayana Buddhist mythology.[1][3] According to Tibetan legends, her right eye was pierced by the tantric master Padmasambhava so that she could much more effectively help him subjugate Tibetan demons. Ekajati is also known as "Blue Tara", Vajra Tara or "Ugra Tara".[1][3] She is generally considered one of the three principal protectors of the Nyingma school along with Rāhula and Vajrasādhu (Wylie: rdo rje legs pa). Often Ekajati appears as liberator in the mandala of the Green Tara. Along with that, her ascribed powers are removing the fear of enemies, spreading joy, and removing personal hindrances on the path to enlightenment. Ekajati is the protector of secret mantras and "as the mother of the mothers of all the Buddhas" represents the ultimate unity. As such, her own mantra is also secret. She is the most important protector of the Vajrayana teachings, especially the Inner Tantras and termas. As the protector of mantra, she supports the practitioner in deciphering symbolic dakini codes and properly determines appropriate times and circumstances for revealing tantric teachings. Because she completely realizes the texts and mantras under her care, she reminds the practitioner of their preciousness and secrecy.[4] Düsum Khyenpa, 1st Karmapa Lama meditated upon her in early childhood. According to Namkhai Norbu, Ekajati is the principal guardian of the Dzogchen teachings and is "a personification of the essentially non-dual nature of primordial energy."[5] Dzogchen is the most closely guarded teaching in Tibetan Buddhism, of which Ekajati is a main guardian as mentioned above. It is said that Sri Singha (Sanskrit: Śrī Siṃha) himself entrusted the "Heart Essence" (Wylie: snying thig) teachings to her care. To the great master Longchenpa, who initiated the dissemination of certain Dzogchen teachings, Ekajati offered uncharacteristically personal guidance. In his thirty-second year, Ekajati appeared to Longchenpa, supervising every ritual detail of the Heart Essence of the Dakinis empowerment, insisting on the use of a peacock feather and removing unnecessary basin. When Longchenpa performed the ritual, she nodded her head in approval but corrected his pronunciation. When he recited the mantra, Ekajati admonished him, saying, "Imitate me," and sang it in a strange, harmonious melody in the dakini's language. Later she appeared at the gathering and joyously danced, proclaiming the approval of Padmasambhava and the dakinis.[6] ~ Wikipedia,

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1:Death is the mother of forms. ~ Octavio Paz,
2:Fear is the mother of all gods. ~ Lucretius,
3:Death is the mother of beauty. ~ Donna Tartt,
4:The mob is the mother of tyrants. ~ Diogenes,
5:Necessity is the mother of invention. ~ Aesop,
6:Necessity is the mother of invention. ~ Plato,
7:Pride is the mother of arrogance. ~ Toba Beta,
8:Secret is the mother of all lies. ~ Toba Beta,
9:War is the mother of everything. ~ Heraclitus,
10:Death is the mother of beauty. ~ Denis Johnson,
11:Night is the mother of thoughts. ~ John Florio,
12:She's the mother of thousands. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
13:Surprise is the mother of panic. ~ Nick Murray,
14:Memory is the mother of all wisdom. ~ Aeschylus,
15:Patience is the mother of will. ~ G I Gurdjieff,
16:Laziness is the mother of all evils. ~ Sophocles,
17:Repetition is the mother of skill ~ Tony Robbins,
18:Fear pleasure, it is the mother of grief. ~ Solon,
19:Hunger is the mother of anarchy. ~ Herbert Hoover,
20:Night is the mother of counsels. ~ George Herbert,
21:Poverty is the mother of crime. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
22:Repetition is the mother of skill. ~ Tony Robbins,
23:England is the Mother of Parliaments ~ John Bright,
24:Repetition is the mother of education. ~ Jean Paul,
25:Silence is the mother of truth ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
26:Fear, she's the mother of violence. ~ Peter Gabriel,
27:Hope is the mother of faith. ~ Walter Savage Landor,
28:Ignorance is the Mother of Opposition ~ Idries Shah,
29:Leisure is the mother of Philosophy ~ Thomas Hobbes,
30:Silence is the mother of truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
31:Cultural memory is the mother of wisdom. ~ Anonymous,
32:Death is the mother of all beauty. ~ Cassandra Clare,
33:Deprivation is the mother of poetry. ~ Leonard Cohen,
34:Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
35:Repetition is the mother of pedagogy ~ Dennis Prager,
36:Adversity is the mother of progress. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
37:Colonialism is the mother of terrorism. ~ Suzy Kassem,
38:Fear is the mother of morality. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
39:Frugality is the mother of all virtues. ~ Justinian I,
40:Necessity, the mother of invention. ~ George Farquhar,
41:Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion. ~ Robert A Burton,
42:Necessity, who is the mother of our invention. ~ Plato,
43:Solitude is the mother of anxieties. ~ Publilius Syrus,
44:Diligence is the mother of good luck  ~ Walter Isaacson,
45:humility is the mother of all virtues ~ Stephen R Covey,
46:Ignorance is the mother of admiration. ~ George Chapman,
47:Necessity is literally the mother of invention. ~ Plato,
48:Necessity is the mother of invention ~ Scott Westerfeld,
49:Necessity is the mother of self-delusion. ~ Hugh Laurie,
50:Necessity is the mother of taking chances. ~ Mark Twain,
51:Variety is the mother of Enjoyment. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
52:Experience is the mother of custom. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
53:Humility is the mother of giants. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
54:Invention is the mother of necessity. ~ Thorstein Veblen,
55:necessity is the mother of invention, then ~ Simon Singh,
56:Poverty is the mother of all revolutions ~ Motsoko Pheko,
57:Censorship is the mother of metaphor. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
58:Cowardice is the mother of cruelty. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
59:Diligence is the mother of good luck. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
60:Ignorance is the mother of all evils. ~ Francois Rabelais,
61:Ignorance is the mother of presumption ~ Marie de Gournay,
62:The loneliness is the mother of wisdom. ~ Laurence Sterne,
63:The pine is the mother of legends. ~ James Russell Lowell,
64:ACCOUNTABILITY, n. The mother of caution. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
65:Death is the mother of beauty, mystical, ~ Wallace Stevens,
66:Experiment is the mother of knowledge. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
67:Invention is the mother of necessities. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
68:Progress is the mother of problems. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
69:A full Belly is the Mother of all Evil. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
70:Hinduism is the mother of all religions ~ Swami Vivekananda,
71:Necessity is the mother of all invention. ~ Albert Einstein,
72:Persistence is the mother of personal change ~ Robin Sharma,
73:Spontaneity is the mother of crudity. ~ Adolfo Bioy Casares,
74:Diligence is the mother of good fortune. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
75:insecurity is often the mother of aggression. ~ Claire North,
76:Every success is the mother of countless others. ~ Henry Ford,
77:intense feeling is the mother of eloquence. ~ H Rider Haggard,
78:Persistence is the mother of personal change. ~ Robin S Sharma,
79:Progress is the mother of all problems. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
80:Repetition is the mother of character and skill. ~ Rick Warren,
81:sorrow is the mother of a general compassion, ~ John Steinbeck,
82:Fearlessness is the mother of reinvention. ~ Arianna Huffington,
83:Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination. ~ Michael Hyatt,
84:The dance is the mother of all languages. ~ Robin G Collingwood,
85:A fair day in winter is the mother of a storme. ~ George Herbert,
86:Early and provident fear is the mother of safety. ~ Edmund Burke,
87:Expectation is the mother of all frustration. ~ Antonio Banderas,
88:The idol of yourself is the mother of all idols. ~ Deepak Chopra,
89:The mother of the imbecile is always pregnant. ~ Vincenzo Nibali,
90:Poverty is the mother of crime. —MARCUS AURELIUS ~ Marion Chesney,
91:Necessity remains the mother of invention. ~ Clayton M Christensen,
92:Flight from boredom is the mother of all art. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
93:Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden. ~ Karl Kraus,
94:Change is the mother of growth and maturity. ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
95:The desire to rule is the mother of heresies. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
96:The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
97:For your ignorance is the mother of your devotion to me. ~ John Dryden,
98:Indifference is commonly the mother of discretion. ~ Lord Chesterfield,
99:Night, the mother of fear and mystery, was coming upon me. ~ H G Wells,
100:The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
101:Necessity is very often the mother of romance. ~ Simon Sebag Montefiore,
102:Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety. ~ Aeschylus,
103:Death is the mother of Beauty. And what is Beauty? Terror. ~ Donna Tartt,
104:Is not wounded vanity the mother of all tragedies? ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
105:And I say there is nothing greater than the mother of men. ~ Walt Whitman,
106:Anger is the mother of a whole brood of evil actions. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
107:Climate change is the mother of all hysterias of the Left ~ Dennis Prager,
108:Death, it turns out, is the mother of all conflicts. ~ Mark Z Danielewski,
109:Poverty, the mother of manhood. Also, the mother of prostitution. ~ Lucan,
110:The Iraqi forces are conducting the Mother of all Retreats. ~ Dick Cheney,
111:Night, the mother of fear and mystery,
was coming upon me. ~ H G Wells,
112:the true creator is necessity, who is the mother of our invention. ~ Plato,
113:Who I really am is the mother of six kids and Woody's wife. ~ Anne Northup,
114:Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins. ~ Edith Wharton,
115:Liberty, Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order. ~ Pierre Joseph Proudhon,
116:Divorce is a bitch and marriage is the mother of that bitch. ~ Nilesh Rathod,
117:Hope, even more than necessity, is the mother of invention. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
118:Mary was not only holy. She was also the mother of the Lord. ~ Martin Luther,
119:Not joy is the mother of dissipation, but joylessness. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
120:yet the true creator is necessity, who is the mother of our invention. ~ Plato,
121:If necessity is the mother of invention, conflict is its father. ~ Kenneth Kaye,
122:The mother of invention in music is necessity, not Frank Zappa! ~ Steve Winwood,
123:Changes is the mother of time.
Absence of changes makes no time. ~ Toba Beta,
124:I am the mother of pure love and of science and of sacred hope. ~ Ecclesiastious,
125:Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself. ~ Eric Hoffer,
126:The mother of that child is bad.” Everything is the mother’s fault. ~ Osamu Dazai,
127:Economic necessity should be the mother of educational invention ~ Andy Hargreaves,
128:How true is that necessity is the mother of invention, how very true. ~ Yann Martel,
129:Story is the mother of us all, for we become who we say we are. ~ Christina Baldwin,
130:And yet the true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention. ~ Aristotle,
131:Envy, it was often said among shicts, was the mother of human invention, ~ Sam Sykes,
132:We change when we need to. Necessity is the mother of adaptation. ~ Angela Duckworth,
133:A word spoken in season, at the right moment; is the mother of ages. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
134:It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch,
135:How true it is that necessity is the mother of invention, how very true. ~ Yann Martel,
136:Like the mother of the world, touch each being as your beloved child. ~ Gautama Buddha,
137:Patience is the mother of all virtues and the godmother of madness ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
138:When demons call you the Mother of Destruction, sh*t gets real." Muse. ~ Pippa DaCosta,
139:You learn a lot about your man when you become the mother of his child. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
140:Boredom, not the will, is the mother of change. Necessity is the father. ~ Mason Cooley,
141:The mother of a trophy wife is not automatically a trophy mother-in-law. ~ John Grisham,
142:But I am not the mother of anybody's children, I said, and I am something ~ Alice Walker,
143:Death is the mother of beauty,” said Henry. “And what is beauty?” “Terror. ~ Donna Tartt,
144:The Blues? It's the mother of American music. That's what is is - the source. ~ B B King,
145:Though ambition may be a fault in itself, it is often the mother of virtues. ~ Quintilian,
146:For decades, ENIAC, not Colossus, was considered the mother of all computers. ~ Simon Singh,
147:A man is no true Christian if he has no devotion to the Mother of Jesus Christ. ~ John Eudes,
148:Greece is the mother of democracy and South Africa is its youngest daughter ~ Nelson Mandela,
149:Her name was Mary, and there ends any resemblance to the mother of our Lord. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
150:Memory is the mother of all wisdom.” - Possidius Adeodat, Archivist of Kenatos ~ Jeff Wheeler,
151:Prayer is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
152:You know, for one glorious half hour, I was the mother of the president-elect. ~ Barbara Bush,
153:Gutenberg's invention of printing is the greatest event-the mother of revolution ~ Victor Hugo,
154:Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mother of great deeds. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
155:He'd given her the mother of all hangovers - a run-in with the wrath of grapes. ~ Kresley Cole,
156:Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father. ~ Jean de la Bruyere,
157:The mother of the year should be a sterilized woman with two adopted children ~ Paul R Ehrlich,
158:Curiosity is the mother of science, wonder is the mother of spirituality. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
159:If only she could, like the mother of Jesus, arrive at that swollen state by magic. ~ Ian McEwan,
160:If poverty is the mother of all crimes, lack of intelligence is the father. ~ Jean de la Bruyere,
161:Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favourite child. ~ Don King,
162:The nameless is the beginning of Heaven and Earth. The named is the mother of all things. ~ Laozi,
163:Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
164:If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress. ~ David Rockefeller,
165:If you can't take a small loss, sooner or later you will take the mother of all losses. ~ Ed Seykota,
166:If you honour your mother, the Mother of the Universe will guard you against harm. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
167:I have not met one living being that has not been the mother of all the rest. ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
168:Limitation of aims is the mother of wisdom and the secret of achievement. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
169:The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. ~ Chief Joseph,
170:Afghanistan is more than the 'graveyard of empires.' It's the mother of vicious circles. ~ Maureen Dowd,
171:Every work of art is the child of its time, often it is the mother of our emotions. ~ Wassily Kandinsky,
172:Intelligence is the door to freedom and alert attention is the mother of intelligence. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
173:Leisure is the mother of philosophy; and commonwealth, the mother of peace and leisure. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
174:Necessity may be the mother of invention, but interdependence is the mother of affection. ~ Eric Weiner,
175:The Mother of Ignorance is always pregnant. But at Sean Price house, the b**ch have twins! ~ Sean Price,
176:I'm the daughter of a sister whose the mother of a brother who's the brother of another. ~ Queen Latifah,
177:It is, I admit, mere imagination; but how often is imagination the mother of truth? ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
178:Necessity might be the mother of invention, but restriction is the mother of efficiency. ~ Terry Gilliam,
179:Let’s go over a little astrography. Geography is the mother of strategy, they say. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
180:The Mother of the universe is the Mother of all. From Her have come out both good and evil. ~ Sarada Devi,
181:Man hunts and fights. Woman contrives and dreams; she is the mother of fancy, of the gods. ~ Jules Michelet,
182:Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution; justice without mercy is cruelty. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
183:Nature appears to have been the cruel stepmother rather than the mother of many animals. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
184:There shall be no slave in your home, male or female: Least of all the mother of your son. ~ Franz Grillparzer,
185:They say necessity is the mother of invention, but if that’s the case, laziness must be its father. ~ Anonymous,
186:Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions ~ Edward Coke,
187:Courage is the mother of all virtues because without it, you cannot consistently perform the others. ~ Aristotle,
188:I don't know if fury can compete with necessity as the mother of invention, but I recommend it. ~ Gloria Steinem,
189:The mother of all problems and conflicts lies within you, and that is expecting things from others. ~ Swami Rama,
190:The Mother of Sorrows is my confidante, my teacher, my counselor, and my powerful advocate. ~ Pio of Pietrelcina,
191:They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but it is also the grandmother of desperation. ~ Dean Koontz,
192:I live in a hive of darkness, and you are my mother, I told her. You are the mother of thousands. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
193:it was borne in upon me that I was standing in the awful presence of the Mother of the German Language. ~ Mark Twain,
194:Mother Nature is the mother of all mothers, so let's congratulate her too on Mothers Day today! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
195:As Napoleon Hill said, necessity may be the mother of invention but it is also the father of crime. ~ S Hussain Zaidi,
196:Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity and the mother of truth. ~ Xiaobo Liu,
197:Necessity may be the mother of invention, but there is nothing that guarantees a successful pregnancy. ~ Angus Deaton,
198:Reagan's genius as a communicator lies in his use of ambiguity. ... Ambiguity is the mother of Teflon. ~ Robin Lakoff,
199:They stood there, the two of them—the mother of a dead boy holding firm to the boy who had killed him. ~ Harlan Coben,
200:time. I think I know how the mother of a teenage daughter must feel. Like an indispensable annoyance. ~ Lolly Winston,
201:Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth. ~ Liu Xiaobo,
202:The only thing between you and success is your thinking. Defeatist thoughts are the mother of inaction. ~ Iimani David,
203:Greed harms you: generosity helps you. This is why is has been said: 'Greed is the mother of incapacity'. ~ Idries Shah,
204:Greed harms you: generosity helps you. This is why it has been said: 'Greed is the mother of incapacity'. ~ Idries Shah,
205:In the difficult moments of life, Christians can turn to the Mother of God and find protection and care. ~ Pope Francis,
206:Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, but fear, too, is not barren of ingenious suggestions. ~ Joseph Conrad,
207:She wasn’t a courtesan, nor an intellectual, nor the mother of a family — she was nothing at all. And ~ Fran oise Sagan,
208:Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment. ~ Zig Ziglar,
209:Anger is the mother of a whole brood of evil actions. Divorce too often is the bitter fruit of anger. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
210:Humility is the mother of all virtues, courage the father, integrity the child and wisdom the grandchild. ~ Stephen Covey,
211:All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
212:Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak. ~ G K Chesterton,
213:What's done is done. You've got to move on. I don't want to say anything bad about the mother of my children. ~ Peter Andre,
214:Her voice was calm and cool as she proved herself once and for all the mother of a teenager, used to hysterics ~ Lucy Parker,
215:A widow, the mother of a family, and from her heart she produces chords to which my whole being responds. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
216:Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires. ~ Wallace Stevens,
217:Freedom, where are you? Who holds you back? [...] The mother of wit and pleasure, Oh freedom! ~ Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage,
218:Want has been the great schoolmaster of the race: necessity has been the mother of all great inventions. ~ Orison Swett Marden,
219:Water is the mother of the vine, the nurse and fountain of fecundity, the adorner and refresher of the world. ~ Charles Mackay,
220:If anyone does not believe that Holy Mary is the Mother of God, such a one is a stranger to the Godhead. ~ Gregory of Nazianzus,
221:I used to practice clinical medicine. Now I practice political medicine, because it's the mother of all illnesses. ~ Jill Stein,
222:Marriage is the mother of the world, and preserves kingdoms, and fills cities, and churches, and heaven itself. ~ Jeremy Taylor,
223:They say that Virginia is the mother of Texas. We never knew who the father was, but we kinda suspected Tennessee. ~ Tex Ritter,
224:The girls put their wits to work, and - necessity being the mother of invention - made whatever they needed. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
225:If necessity is the mother of invention, it's the father of cooperation. And we're cooperating like never before. ~ John Ashcroft,
226:Fear is the mother of all gods ... Nature does all things spontaneously, by herself, without the meddling of the gods. ~ Lucretius,
227:La experiencia es la madre de la ciencia. Spanish, my dears. Cervantes. Experience is the mother of knowledge. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
228:My job as the mother of daughters is to make sure my children see that every opportunity is available to them. ~ Elizabeth Edwards,
229:One thing I must tell you. Idolatry in India does not mean anything horrible. It is not the mother of harlots. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
230:What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation. ~ Steve Maraboli,
231:Yes, think what a lot of nonsense one can figure out with plenty of time. Brooding is the mother of ineffectiveness. ~ Maj Sjowall,
232:That wee have of Geometry, which is the mother of all Naturall Science, wee are not indebted for it to the Schools. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
233:They say necessity is the mother of invention. I've found that a lack of time is usually the mother of necessity. ~ Nathan Van Coops,
234:But faith is still the mother of hatred here, as it is wherever people define their moral identities in religious terms. ~ Sam Harris,
235:It cannot be denied that God in choosing and destining Mary to be the Mother of his Son, granted her the highest honor. ~ John Calvin,
236:I tried to imagine her as the mother of a child, but simply could not. I felt sorry for any offspring she might produce. ~ Susan Hill,
237:If necessity is the mother of invention, scientifically developed production is the mother of scientific research. ~ Arthur E Kennelly,
238:Suddenly you realize that you are the mother of the Universe, eager to protect, transform and care every soul of the world. ~ Amit Ray,
239:Unbelief is the mother of vice; it is the parent of sin; and, therefore, I say it is a pestilent evil-a master sin. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
240:Through the Rosary the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer. ~ Pope John Paul II,
241:Truly, there's no alternative to stupidity. Cretinism is the mother of fascism. I have no defence against it, really.... ~ Arundhati Roy,
242:Death is the mother of beauty. Only the perishable can be beautiful, which is why we are unmoved by artificial flowers. ~ Wallace Stevens,
243:Love is not a real-world limit: the mother of nine children can love each of them as much as the mother of an only child. ~ Dossie Easton,
244:Death anxiety is the mother of all religions, which, in one way or another, attempt to temper the anguish of our finitude. ~ Irvin D Yalom,
245:Do I regret getting married? It's hard for me to say anything because ultimately we're talking about the mother of my child. ~ Alec Baldwin,
246:I am the Mother of Faces. Through me, separateness came into the world. Through me, cam identity. The one became the many. ~ Gene Luen Yang,
247:Because we imagine, we can have invention and technology. It's actually play, not necessity, that is the mother of invention. ~ Alison Gopnik,
248:Mrs. Clutterthorpe, I can hardly think of any fate worse than becoming the mother of six ... unless perhaps it were plague. ~ Deanna Raybourn,
249:I think 'The Lord Of The Rings' is the mother of all cult books, because you can be in that cult and not even know you're in it. ~ Markus Zusak,
250:I would much rather be known as the mother of a great son than the author of a great book or the painter of a great masterpiece. ~ Rose Kennedy,
251:...I have always lived on contrasts! To me the only death is monotony. Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins. ~ Edith Wharton,
252:A great human philosopher nearly let our secret out when he said that where virute is concerned, "Experience is the mother of illusion. ~ C S Lewis,
253:I love you, Blaire. I’m so damn proud of the fact you’re going to be the mother of my son. I want everyone to know. Never doubt that. ~ Abbi Glines,
254:Moreover, resolving the mother of all problems - the Israeli-Palestinian question - requires cooperation between Europe and the U.S. ~ Romano Prodi,
255:Where one sees another, one hears another so long as there are two, there must be fear, and fear is the mother of all [misery]. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
256:Let me indicate a possible line of thought. It is, I admit, mere imagination; but how often is imagination the mother of truth? ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
257:Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
258:Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. ~ Francisco Goya,
259:India was the motherland of our race and Samskrit the mother of Europe 's languages...Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all. ~ Will Durant,
260:Celerity is the mother of good fortune. He has done much who leaves nothing over till to-morrow. Festina lente is a royal motto. liv ~ Baltasar Graci n,
261:Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
262:It seemed she would marry, be a wife to this unknown Scot, the mother of his children, and lady of his people . . . Lord save them all. R ~ Lynsay Sands,
263:The Mother of Christ, who stands at the very center of this mystery...is given as mother to every single individual and all mankind. ~ Pope John Paul II,
264:But out of the mouth of the Mother of God I have seen the truth like fire, This---that the sky grows darker yet And the sea rises higher. ~ G K Chesterton,
265:She possessed, further - as became the mother of six sturdy children of assorted paternity-- a discerning eye for a fine figure of a man ~ Rafael Sabatini,
266:Fear is the mother of all emotion. Before love, hate, spite, grief, rage, and all the rest, there was fear, and fear gave birth to them all, ~ Ben Fountain,
267:I love you, Blaire. I'm so damn proud of the fact you're going to be the mother of my son. I want everyone to know. Never doubt that." - Rush ~ Abbi Glines,
268:We, like the Mother of the World, become the compassionate presence that can hold, with tenderness, the rising and passing waves of suffering. ~ Tara Brach,
269:When we have faith and discipline everything becomes easier. Patience is the mother of all virtues. With anxiety all our lives become worse. ~ Chico Xavier,
270:May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing. ~ Pio of Pietrelcina,
271:As the mother of a son with disabilities, I try to keep an eye out for news that affects people in the large community of which he is a part. ~ Judy Woodruff,
272:I am the mother of the wicked, as I am the mother of the virtuous. Never fear. Whenever you are in distress, say to yourself, ‘I have a mother. ~ Sarada Devi,
273:Imagination abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the source of her wonders. ~ Simon Blackburn,
274:This is like the mother of all wet dreams. You’re a hot warrior dude who kicks bad-guy ass and then wants to nail me. The wings are a bonus. ~ Laurann Dohner,
275:Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatle John Lennon and the mother of singer Julian Lennon, died April 1 at her home in Spain. She was 75. ~ Anonymous,
276:Earth, the mother of all, Moves on her stedfast way, Gathering, flinging, sowing. Mortals, we live in her day, She in her children is growing. ~ George Meredith,
277:One religion after another has accepted and perpetuated man's original mistake in making a private servant of the mother of the race. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
278:She existed in the Divine Mind as an Eternal Thought before there were any mothers. She is the Mother of mothers—she is the world’s first love. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
279:Truth is the mother of joy. Truth civilizes, ennobles and purifies. The grandest ambition that can enter the soul is to know the truth. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
280:It is not the thing you fear that you must deal with, it is the mother of the thing you fear. The very thing that has given birth to the nightmare. ~ David Whyte,
281:I will rape their women, take their children as slaves, and bring their broken gods back to Vaes Dothrak to bow down beneath the Mother of Mountains. ~ Anonymous,
282:Silence is the Mother of Truth, for the silent man was ever to be trusted, while the man ever ready with speech was never taken seriously. ~ Luther Standing Bear,
283:There are but few proverbial sayings that are not true, for they are all drawn from experience itself, which is the mother of all sciences. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
284:We can also see from the turkey story the mother of all harmful mistakes: mistaking absence of evidence (of harm) for evidence of absence, ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
285:I think there is irony in the fact that the computer is both their chief venue of communication and propaganda and also the mother of all their fears. ~ Mark Potok,
286:Romanticism is the mother of kitsch and that there are moments when the child becomes so like its mother that one cannot differentiate between them ~ Hermann Broch,
287:If England was the mother of the Big Boy, America, she was, I fear, a woman of questionable virtue. No one knows for certain who the father was. ~ Sherwood Anderson,
288:Employment, which Galen calls 'Nature's Physician,' is so essential to human happiness that indolence is justly considered as the mother of misery. ~ Robert A Burton,
289:MY MOUTH OPENED.
Way to go, Clare. Way to impress the mother of a prospective boyfriend. Moms love their boys to date psycho overprotective girls. ~ Kim Harrington,
290:Now is easy. It’s easy to say what you want in a passing moment. That’s why a harem waits outside your door and the mother of your child won’t have you. ~ Ren e Ahdieh,
291:Contentment is an asset that we take for granted until we lose it. It's the brother of happiness, the sister of peace of mind, and the mother of purpose. ~ Joan Marques,
292:What are you looking at?” she asks.
What am I looking at? My future wife? The mother of my children? The person I was
put on this earth to find? Yes. ~ Pete Wentz,
293:I'm the wife of a king, and the mother of kings. And I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. So fuck off, Jack.- Queen Christina (The Royal Treatment) ~ MaryJanice Davidson,
294:Into the winter's gray delight, Into the summer's golden dream, Holy and high and impartial, Death, the mother of Life, Mingles all men for ever. ~ William Ernest Henley,
295:When I tell you forever, Anna, I mean it. You will be my wife and the mother of my kids. You will be my Anna forever. Nothing or no one will ever change that. ~ K C Lynn,
296:I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble. ~ Agatha Christie,
297:Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences. ~ Freeman Dyson,
298:In democratic countries, knowledge of how to combine is the mother of all other forms of knowledge; on its progress depends that of all the others. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
299:[To the mother of two unruly children in a restaurant after the woman said she really didn't know what to do with her children:] Have you tried infanticide? ~ Joan Crawford,
300:On October 28th, 1887, I became the mother of a girl baby, the very image of its father, at least that is what he said, but who has the temper of its mother. ~ Calamity Jane,
301:When the mother of the race is free, we shall have a better world, by the easy right of birth and by the calm, slow, friendly forces of evolution. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
302:Necessity is the mother of invention, which probably explains why invention’s father left home on the pretext of buying a newspaper and hasn’t been heard of since. ~ Tom Holt,
303:The perception of success is the mother of power. When those who can hurt you see you fail, the the power seeps from you like the water from a cracked pot. ~ Mark Russinovich,
304:And it came to pass that he said unto me: Look, and behold that great and abominable church, which is the mother of abominations, whose founder is the devil. ~ Joseph Smith Jr,
305:If life is like a box of chocolates, then mine is the mother of all coffee creams. You know – the ones that always get left in the box because no one wants them? ~ Sibel Hodge,
306:It's true that necessity is the mother of invention. But for those of us without fathers, there is a deeper truth - necessity is the mother of self-invention. ~ Michael Hainey,
307:The mother who lay in the grave, was the mother of my infancy; the little creature in her arms, was myself, as I had once been, hushed for ever on her bosom. ~ Charles Dickens,
308:Investigations during the last few decades have brought hydrogen instead of carbon, and instead of CO2 water, the mother of all life, into the foreground. ~ Albert Szent Gyorgyi,
309:I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as great to be a woman as to be a man, And I say there is nothing greater than the mother of a man. ~ Walt Whitman,
310:There is no quality I would rather have, and be thought to have, than gratitude. For it is not only the greatest virtue, but is the mother of all the rest. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
311:I am the mother of this child. I am the one who carries it in her body. I am the giver of its life. Yet I have almost nothing to say about its coming into the world. ~ Terry Brooks,
312:This is the woman's century, the first chance for the mother of the world to rise to her full place . . . and the world waits while she powders her nose. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
313:When Christianity is received, it stimulates the faculties, and calls forth new ideas, new motives and new sentiments. It has been the mother of all modern education ~ James McCosh,
314:Dictating condolences to the mother of a murdered husband whom you’ve been busily cuckolding for the last three years would take more than his limited social vocabulary. ~ P D James,
315:I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble. ~ Agatha Christie,
316:Land monopoly is not only monopoly, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies; it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other forms of monopoly. ~ Winston Churchill,
317:Experiences are everything. And businesses must create experiences that mean something. If necessity is the mother of invention, then vision is the father of innovation. ~ Brian Solis,
318:This was our life. This woman was my future. She would be the mother of my children. This was our beginning. I couldn’t wait for the middle. And I never wanted it to end. ~ Penny Reid,
319:Perfection is always found in maturity, whether it be in the animal or in the intellectual world. Reflection is the mother of wisdom, and wisdom the parent of success. ~ James F Cooper,
320:The mother of useful arts is necessity; that of the fine arts is luxury. For father the former has intellect; the latter genius, which itself is a kind of luxury. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
321:Honesty is the mother of confidence; it unites, combines and solidifies society. Dishonesty is disintegration; it destroys confidence; it brings social chaos. . . . ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
322:Jews: look to Miriam, not Moses ... Muslims: look to Fatimah, not Muhammad. Buddhists: remember Tara, the mother of liberation. Christians: pray to Mary for your salvation. ~ Naomi Alderman,
323:Remakes, in general, are a result of necessity being the mother of invention. They can't open movies consistently and break through the advertising clutter that's out there. ~ John Carpenter,
324:Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.” —Freeman Dyson ~ Erik Brynjolfsson,
325:She was the mother of eight children: four daughters, of whom only one lived to adulthood, and four sons, all of whom reached their majority but only one of whom, Will, married. ~ Bill Bryson,
326:That’s what the mother of the gardener’s boy said,” remarked Teresa; “she wanted me to have it destroyed, but I pointed out to her that she had eleven children and I had only one elk.  ~ Saki,
327:This one was going to be the mother of all vaginal orgasms. It was going to be epic. She might even start writing romance novels just so that she could describe this moment. ~ Charlene Hartnady,
328:But they always came back to each other. And usually, that coming back involved an awkward joke, a moment of sarcasm. Self-deprecating humor. The mother of all reset buttons. ~ Adrienne Giordano,
329:Death is the mother of beauty"
"And what is beauty?"
"Terror"
"Well said. Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary, genuine beauty is always quite alarming ~ Donna Tartt,
330:I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness—to save oneself trouble. Agatha Christie ~ Kathryn Caskie,
331:I am secure in the knowledge that I am the mother of your heart," Etsuko said, smiling. "But she is the mother of your blood. She deserves to see what a fine woman you have become ~ Alan Brennert,
332:English has a lot of synonyms for “fool” or “idiot.” Perhaps you take this to mean that English speakers are mean-spirited; I simply reply that necessity is the mother of invention. ~ Kory Stamper,
333:Goya’s full motto for his etching is, ‘Imagination abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the source of her wonders. ~ Simon Blackburn,
334:She looked like she might have a pretty damn good idea what bastard she was the mother of. But you can’t always tell - with somebody’s mother, I mean. Mothers are all slightly insane. ~ J D Salinger,
335:He took one look at me and knew I would be his best friend, his partner, his wife, and the mother of his children. He saw more in me in one glance than I’d seen in myself my whole life. ~ Alexa Riley,
336:Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth. ~ Liu Xiaobo,
337:Mary is the sure path to our meeting with Christ. Devotion to the Mother of the Lord, when it is genuine, is always an impetus to a life guided by the spirit and values of the Gospel. ~ Pope John Paul II,
338:Story is the mother of us all. First we wrap our lives in language and then we act on who we say we are. We proceed from the word into the world and make a world based on our stories. ~ Christina Baldwin,
339:Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated. ~ Wassily Kandinsky,
340:As the mother of a grown son with a traumatic brain injury, I couldn't be more excited about the prospect of finding out how to repair even a small part of the damage that changed his life. ~ Judy Woodruff,
341:Not that I know so much, but there are so many equally valid possibilities. For the present I do not believe that anyone is justified in saying that sexuality is the mother of all feelings. ~ Sigmund Freud,
342:This was our life. This woman was my future. She would be the mother of my children.

This was our beginning.

I couldn't wait for the middle.

And I never wanted it to end. ~ Penny Reid,
343:black belt, and she’d earned the mother of all vendettas by leaving his bed without so much as a note. They’d been friends for almost ten years, since college, a world that lay just a few ~ Jeri Smith Ready,
344:Everyone knows you can't see death cooties. Take my word for it, that couch has the biggest, fattest death cooties that ever existed. That couch has the mother of all death cooties. – Lula ~ Janet Evanovich,
345:You can be cool and at the same time respect your woman, who will hopefully become your wife, who will hopefully become the mother of your kids. America needs to get back to family values. ~ Martin Lawrence,
346:The Book of Proverbs deals very hard blows against sluggards, and Christian ministers do well frequently to denounce the great sin of idleness, which is the mother of a huge family of sins. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
347:It is a weakness to think that any one is dependent on me, and that I can do good to another. This belief is the mother of all our attachment, and through this attachment comes all our pain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
348:As Solomon said in the Old Book, if two women squabble over which of them is the mother of a certain infant, the way to solve the problem is to cut the baby in half and share the baby in parts. ~ Gregory Maguire,
349:India is the mother of religion. In her are combined science and religion in perfect harmony, and that is the Hindu religion, and it is India that shall be again the spiritual mother of the world. ~ Annie Besant,
350:wouldn’t get married on her birthday. He wouldn’t do that to the mother of his children, even if the divorce had been finalized two years ago this past April. Nicole made a sound of disgust. “Of ~ Barbara Bretton,
351:Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms. ~ Khalil Gibran,
352: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,
353:For the existing world is not a dream, and cannot with impunity be treated as a dream; neither is it a disease; but it is the ground on which you stand, it is the mother of whom you were born. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
354:There's a whole generation of young people who are faced with the so-called 'jobless recovery.' Necessity is the mother of invention. They are out there, all around the world, creating new companies. ~ Don Tapscott,
355:After I became an attorney, the mother of two girls I'd known in high school came to see me. She'd endured years of heinous abuse from her husband that nearly destroyed her. I'd never suspected a thing. ~ Harry Reid,
356:Death is the mother of beauty,” said Henry. “And what is beauty?” “Terror.” “Well said,” said Julian. “Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming. ~ Donna Tartt,
357:The dream of reason produces monsters. Imagination deserted by reason creates impossible, useless thoughts. United with reason, imagination is the mother of all art and the source of all its beauty. ~ Francisco Goya,
358:Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth. To strangle freedom of speech is to trample on human rights, stifle humanity, and suppress truth. ~ Xiaobo Liu,
359:I love you as the mother of my child": the kiss of death.
Mother of His Child: demotion. I am beginning to see this truism: Mothers are not always wives. I have been stripped of a piece of self. ~ Suzanne Finnamore,
360:And then it was my turn to blink back the tears. It wasn't like I was ever going to replace my mother; but it felt special to be accepted, with all my flaws, by the mother of the person I might marry (p.200) ~ Kiera Cass,
361:My darling looks like a little girl when she awakens. You couldn't think she is the mother of two big brats. And her skin has a lovely smell, like new-cut grass, the most cozy and comforting odor I know. ~ John Steinbeck,
362:She was going to be the one beside me for decades to come, the one who opened up my wild and gave it space to roam free, the mother of my children. She was the love of my life, and she was the only one. ~ Kate Canterbary,
363:....And then I turned and saw a guy staring at me....

"What are you looking at, idiot?" I asked, giving him the sneer that had served me so well.

"My future wife. The mother of my children. ~ Kristan Higgins,
364:Creativity is the mother of all energies, nurturer of your most alive self. It charges up every part of you. When you're plugged in, a spontaneous combustion occurs that 'artists' don't have a monopoly on. ~ Judith Orloff,
365:It is strange how few people make more than a casual cult of enjoying Nature. And yet the earth is actually and literally the mother of us all. One needs no strange spiritual faith to worship the earth. ~ John Cowper Powys,
366:Both of Europe and the Hebrews belong to the House of Bull, they both are from the same Aryan culture. Europa was after all -in Greek mythology- the mother of the Minotaur which was decapitated by Theseus. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
367:The day of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a day of universal joy, because through the Mother of God, the entire human race was renewed, and the sorrow of the first mother, Eve, was transformed into joy. ~ John of Damascus,
368:Woman cannot be free until man’s mind is liberated from the megalomania! His self-exaltation is the mother of the gender inequalities. Till we eliminate his exacerbated narcissism, woman will remain unfree! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
369:The mother of chaos was fear, not evil, and the enjoyment of chaos was the continual fear of the unknown, the shifting foundation of everything, the knowledge that every twist and turn could lead to disaster. ~ Richard Lee Byers,
370:There is something obscure which is complete before heaven and earth arose; tranquil, quiet, standing alone without change, moving without peril. It could be the mother of everything. Not knowing its name, I call it Tao. ~ Laozi,
371:As the mother of the ten-month-old hospitalized in San Diego said, if people want to make that choice, they should go live on an island with its own schools and doctors: “their own little infectious disease island. ~ Deborah Blum,
372:Darwin knew that the mother of the blush was shame. For Darwin, shame defines our essential humanity. Silvan Tomkins views shame as an innate feeling that limits our experience of interest, curiosity and pleasure. ~ John Bradshaw,
373:From the line of Nathan came Mary the mother of Jesus. From Solomon came Joseph, Mary’s husband. The Lord Jesus Christ received the blood line and the legal title to the throne of David through Nathan and Solomon. ~ J Vernon McGee,
374:It was eventually discovered that Indo-European was the mother of most European languages. And it was then discovered that this was also the mother of non-European languages such as Farsi, Hindi and many others. ~ Daniel L Everett,
375:Necessity used to be the mother of invention, but then we ran out of things that were necessary. The postmodern mother of invention is desire; we don’t really “need” anything new, so we only create what we want. ~ Chuck Klosterman,
376:The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God...and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary. ~ Pope Pius X,
377:Timbuktu. The last pure place. Isolation being the mother of purity. All men are jealous of Timbuktu because Timbuktu is removed from men, it's the wholeness men have fractured, the sacred extreme they've traded away. ~ Tom Robbins,
378:Variety is not the spice of life. It is the mother of disorder. Individuality is not the hallmark of freedom. It is the essence of decadence. Freedom is slavery to chaos. Unity is peace, all thinking and acting as one. ~ Dean Koontz,
379:Peace is the first thing the angels sang. Peace is the mark of the children of God. Peace is the nurse of love. Peace is the mother of unity. Peace is the rest of the blessed souls. Peace is the dwelling place of eternity. ~ Pope Leo I,
380:What the Ancient Liar did to Eve at the beginning of things he did to me. The Mother of All was a mighty woman. She thought to outface the Serpent. She thought to brazen it though as she were herself equal to evil. ~ Walter Wangerin Jr,
381:I got a calling, y’all—you should try giving me a shout if ya ever need it, ‘cuz my name is Saint Monica, I’m the mother of Saint Augustine, one of the Fathers of the Church, and ya know what? My ass gets results! ~ Stephen Adly Guirgis,
382:Satrina is one of the seventeen names Lilith, the mother of all demons. she is why warlocks are called Lilith's children Said Alec' 'because she mothered demons, and they in turn brought forth of the race of warlocks". ~ Cassandra Clare,
383:The “Okay, I get it and I’ll work on it” is a common shut-down technique. I took a deep breath and leaned into the mother of all rumble tools—curiosity. “Tell me more about how this plays out for y’all. I want to understand. ~ Bren Brown,
384:When I am asked what I believe in, I say that I believe in architecture. Architecture is the mother of the arts. I like to believe that architecture connects the present with the past and the tangible with the intangible. ~ Richard Meier,
385:A girl is nothing to herself; only to her husband can she become something. What can she become? I asked. Why, she said, the mother of his children. But I am not the mother of anybody's children, I said, and I am something. ~ Alice Walker,
386:Eleven years ago, she became my life. Seven months ago, she became my wife and now she’ll become the mother of my children. I will always show her her worth and how much she means to me. My family will always come first. ~ Victoria Ashley,
387:Look at the mother of Washington! She raised a boy that could not tell a lie--could not tell a lie! But he never had any chance. It might have been different if he had belonged to the Washington Newspaper Correspondents' Club ~ Mark Twain,
388:My mom and I were super tight. I think she really wanted me to be an artist, you know? She used to like to tell people she wanted to be Beethoven's mother. That was her thing. She wanted to be the mother of this person. ~ Harry Connick Jr,
389:Egg laying is the main thing, Lily. She's the mother of every bee in the hive, and they all depend on her to keep it going. I don't care what their job is--they know the queen is their mother. She's the mother of thousands. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
390:The World has a First Cause, which may be regarded as the Mother of the World. When one has found the Mother, one can know the Child. Knowing the Child and still keeping the Mother, to the end of his days he shall suffer no harm. ~ Lao Tzu,
391:Tea Cake went out and wandered around. Saw the hand of horror on everything. Houses without roofs, and roofs without houses. Steel and stone all crushed and crumbled like wood. The mother of malice had trifled with men. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
392:God inspired in the heart of the pure Virgin Mary His own intense love for humility...It was this humility which attracted to her the countless graces which rendered her worthy to be the Mother of God, Queen of heaven and earth. ~ John Eudes,
393:To heal, it seems we have to stand in the middle of the horror, at the foot of the cross, and wait out another’s suffering where that person can see us. To be honest, that sucks. It’s the worst, even if you are the mother of God. ~ Anne Lamott,
394:You are it for me. I don’t want anyone else. I want you. I want you strong, I want you broken, I want you tied up, I want you on a bar. I want you to be my partner and the mother of my child. I want you now and I want you forever. ~ M J Fields,
395:Prayer is an all-efficient panoply, a treasure undiminished, a mine which is never exhausted, a sky unobscured by clouds, a heaven unruffled by the storm. It is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
396:Sylvan was past any help but that of the Mother of All Life…or Sophia. The human female he carried so tenderly in his arms held the key to healing his heart…or destroying it forever. Baird only hoped she would be gentle. * ~ Evangeline Anderson,
397:Most Christians never associate joy with repentance. But repentance is actually the mother of all joy in Jesus. Without it, there can be no joy. Yet, any believer who walks in repentance will be flooded with the joy of the Lord. ~ David Wilkerson,
398:Mrs. Clutterthorpe, I can hardly think of any fate worse than becoming the mother of six. Unless perhaps it were plague, and even then I am persuaded a few disfiguring buboes and possible death would be preferable to motherhood. ~ Deanna Raybourn,
399:...it will always remain my private persuasion that Nature was absorbed in making cabbages when Mrs. Vesey was born, and that the good lady suffered the consequences of a vegetable preoccupation in the mind of the Mother of us all. ~ Wilkie Collins,
400:There was some banging around in the hall, and Aunt Prue appeared in the doorway in an equally large and disturbing hat. This one was black, with a wraparound veil that made Aunt Prue look like the mother of a mob boss at his funeral. ~ Kami Garcia,
401:Well, Mia, the guy told you he wanted you to be his wife and the mother of his children and you basically said he was a loser. I believe his exact words were She ripped my soul out, poured gasoline on it, and watched it burn. ~ Renee Carlino,
402:...it will always remain my private persuasion that Nature was absorbed in making cabbages when Mrs. Vesey was born, and that the good lady suffered the consequences of a vegetable preoccupation in the mind of the Mother of us all. ~ Wilkie Collins,
403:I love writing in first person more than third. I have to basically suspend my own world. I don't exist. I'm just a conduit. So I can be eight years old. I can be the mother of a kid that you find out certain things I'm not going to say. ~ Terry McMillan,
404:The worst thing about zombies? The stains. Cadaver juice. It's the mother of all bodily fluids. It takes sodium hypochlorite bleach to get out of nylons. The number of pantyhose I went through in the nineties could fill the Baxter building. ~ Chelsea Cain,
405:Catholicism believes in the Virgen de Guadalupe. The mother of God is worshipped, especially in Latin America. I find her very empowering. I find that the Virgen de Guadalupe allowed me to return to parts of my upbringing I had disregarded. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
406:It's such an honour being banned in Italy, the mother of sensuality. It's like being asked to straighten your tie in a bordello... It's ironic that the pictures were removed on the complaint of a cardinal. I regard censorship as a cardinal sin. ~ Harold Town,
407:No matter how mad, bad, and dangerous to know a civilization gets, unto every generation are born the lonely and the uncool, destined to forever stare into the candy-store window of their culture, and loneliness is the mother of ascension. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
408:It is not certain that the mother of the historical Jesus was called Mary .. The mother of Jesus could not have been called Mary is she really did have a sister by the same name .. Christian tradition has assumed that the two women were half sisters. ~ Kamal Salibi,
409:We may be proud that England is the ancient country of Parliaments. With scarcely any intervening period, Parliaments have met constantly for 600 years, and there was something of a Parliament before the Conquest. England is the mother of Parliaments. ~ John Bright,
410:Memory is the mother of the muses, prototype Artist. As a rule picks and highlights what is important, omitting what is accidental or trivial. Occasionally, however, is mistaken as all the other artists. Nevertheless it is what I take as a guide page. ~ Frank Harris,
411:But why so I call her Virgin if I don't believe in her as the Mother of God? One word: touched. God has touched her. That is both grace and torment; it raises up and strikes down; it is both a caress and the blow of a hammer. All is lost and God suffices. ~ Navid Kermani,
412:Humility is the mother of all virtues. Humility says we are not in control, principles are in control, therefore we submit ourselves to principles. Pride says that we are in control, and since our values govern our behavior, we can simply do life our way. ~ Stephen Covey,
413:There was something undifferentiated and yet complete which existed before heaven and earth
soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change.
It operates everywhere and is free from danger. It may be considered the mother of the universe. ~ Lao Tzu,
414:You will be the mother of the next King of England,” she declares. “The red rose and the white, a rose without a thorn. You will have a son, and we will call him Arthur of England.” She takes my hands. “This is your destiny, my daughter. I will help you. ~ Philippa Gregory,
415:Repetition is the mother of perfection. If there is true perfection, it's about doing something over and over again. I truly think that if somebody does a recipe they've never done before and gets it right, they're probably more lucky than they are talented. ~ Thomas Keller,
416:Diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all things to industry. Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you may be hindered by tomorrow. One today is worth two tomorrows; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do to-day. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
417:Silence, as someone has said, is the mother of prayer and the nurse of holy thoughts. Silence cuts down on our sins, doesn't it? We can't be sinning in so many different ways if we are being quiet before God. Silence nourishes patience, charity, discretion. ~ Elisabeth Elliot,
418:Our word college comes from the ancient collegium, which was a society of artisans bound together by vows. Our word gymnasium is derived from one of the names for the temple of wisdom. The institution is the mother of its graduates. ~ Manly P Hall, How to Understand Your Bible,
419:Americans of all ages, all stations of life, and all types of disposition are forever forming associations. In democratic countries knowledge of how to combine is the mother of all other forms of knowledge; on its progress depends that of all the others. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
420:India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only. ~ Mark Twain,
421:Night is a great gift from God" he said."It is the mother of man and comes quietly and tenderly to cover him.It rests its cool hand on his forehead and effaces the day's cares from his body and soul.Brothers its time to surrender ourselves to night's embrace ~ Nikos Kazantzakis,
422:The humble soul is blessed. The Lord loves her. The Mother of God is higher than all in humility, and therefore all races bless her on earth, while the heavenly powers serve her. And the Lord has given us this blessed Mother of His as a defender and helper. ~ Silouan the Athonite,
423:Audrey, you’ve been in my head since the moment I met you and you never left. Baby, I sure as hell don’t deserve you but I can’t imagine anyone else being the mother of my children or being the hand I hold at the end of every day. You’re my lucky penny, remember? ~ Kimberly Lauren,
424:I came home from Portugal convinced that nothing is so important as making known what the Mother of God asked in those apparitions of 1917 . . . The future of our civilization, our liberties, our very existence may depend upon the acceptance of her commands. ~ William Thomas Walsh,
425:I was born a Saxon, but raised by Danes, my daughter had married a Norseman, my dearest friend was Irish, my woman was a Saxon, the mother of my children had been Danish, my gods were pagan, and my oath was sworn to AEthelflaed, a Christian. Whose side was I on? ~ Bernard Cornwell,
426:I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I've been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who's very smart, and wicked. ~ Sigourney Weaver,
427:Fear is the mother of all emotion. Before love, hate, spite, grief, rage, and all the rest, there was fear, and fear gave birth to them all, and as every combat soldier knows there are as many incarnations and species of fear as the Eskimo language has words for snow. ~ Ben Fountain,
428:Fear is the mother of all emotion. Before love, hate, spite, grief, rage, and all the rest, there was fear, and fear gave birth to them all, and ask every combat soldier knows there are as many incarnations and species of fear as the Eskimo language has words for snow. ~ Ben Fountain,
429:We were two halves to a whole. Water, the mother of creation. Land, the father who supported it. We were forever joined, our souls tethered. In this moment, the truth came to life: Whether the gate closed or not, I would never be whole without this man by my side. ~ Denise Grover Swank,
430:It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. In the same vein, desperation is the father of compromise, panic is the sister of slapdash improvisation, and despair is the second cousin of quiet apathy. By that reckoning, dinner was a dismal family reunion. ~ J Zachary Pike,
431:There she was, the mother of me, like a lit plinth,
Heavenly, though I was reared to find this kind

Of visitation impractical; she was an unbearable detail
Of the supreme celestial map,

Of which I had been taught that there was
No such thing. ~ Lucie Brock Broido,
432:When the door shuts another opens. He that would struggle with the world, and bear up in adversity, ought still to resolve not to be discouraged, for resolution is the mother of fortitude, and not only necessary to our support, but very much conducive to our deliverance. ~ Samuel Palmer,
433:Ignorance, far more than idleness, is the mother of all the vices; and how recent has been the admission, that knowledge should be the portion of all? The destinies of the future lie in judicious education; an education that must be universal, to be beneficial. ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon,
434:People are the only animals that drink the milk of the mother of another species. All other animals stop drinking milk altogether after weaning. It is unnatural for a dog to nurse from a mother giraffe; it is just as unnatural for a human being to drink the milk of a cow. ~ Michael Klaper,
435:When a man does not live with his children and does not get along with the mother of his children, his fatherhood becomes essentially untenable, regardless of how he feels, how hard he tries, or whether he is a good guy. Almost by definition, he has become de-fathered. ~ David Blankenhorn,
436:All men were made brothers. The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any man who was born free should be content when penned up and denied liberty to go where he pleases. ~ Chief Joseph,
437:Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life. ~ Thomas A Edison,
438:God Sophie... If there were any chance we could be together... If there were any woman I'd want to be the mother of my... Shit, this is so hard."

"No, Hunt, it's simple. If right now is all we have, if this is all we get, then I'll grab it with both hands and take all I can. ~ Pamela Clare,
439:And then it happened. This massive heart attack that brought the brilliant Julian Mantle back down to earth and reconnected him to his mortality. Right in the middle of courtroom number seven on a Monday morning, the same courtroom where we had won the Mother of All Murder Trials. ~ Robin S Sharma,
440:RULES OF FAIRYLAND-BELOW

BEWARE OF DOG
ANYTHING IMPORTANT COMES IN THREES AND SIXES
DO NOT STEAL QUEENS
A GIRL IN THE WILD IS WORTH TWO IN CHAINS
NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF TEMPTATION
EVERYTHING MUST BE PAID FOR SOONER OR LATER
WHAT GOES DOWN MUST COME UP ~ Catherynne M Valente,
441:We doubt not the destiny of our country that she is to accomplish great things for human nature, and be the mother of a nobler race than the world has yet known. But she has been so false to the scheme made out at her nativity, that it is now hard to say which way that destiny points. ~ Margaret Fuller,
442:there should be no combination of events for which the wit of man cannot conceive an explanation. Simply as a mental exercise, without any assertion that it is true, let me indicate a possible line of thought. It is, I admit, mere imagination; but how often is imagination the mother of truth? ~ Anonymous,
443:All the children seem to be coming out quite intelligent, thank goodness. It would have been such a bore to be the mother of morons, and it’s an absolute toss-up, isn’t it? If one could only invent them, like characters in books, it would be much more satisfactory to a well-regulated mind. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
444:Soon she’ll start yelling, I thought, soon she’ll hit her, trying to break that bond. Instead, the bond will become more twisted, will strengthen in remorse, in the humiliation of having shown herself in public to be an unaffectionate mother, not the mother of church or the Sunday supplements. ~ Elena Ferrante,
445:You know the mother of monsters?" "Echidna," Samantha said in a low voice. "I met her child. Chimera." Oh ho… Crwys glanced at Levi who looked very impressed. This was unexpected. "You met Chimera? Here in this world?" "I had to fight against him. Ran into his little fan club in Macon, Georgia. ~ Phaedra Weldon,
446:India was the motherland of our race
and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages.
India was the mother of our philosophy,
of much of our mathematics, of the ideals embodied in
Christianity... of self-government and democracy.
In many ways, Mother India is the mother of us all. ~ Will Durant,
447:Life seemed improbable. All the turns of fate it had taken for Fern to be the mother of three particular children and the wife of one particular man. How furiously she loved them and how heavy it was to carry that quantity of love, how perilous to care for those delicate bodies in the spinning world. ~ Ramona Ausubel,
448:Wine is the liquid form of the Goddess Tara, who is the saviour of all living creatures, the mother of all enjoyment and Release, the destroyer of dangers and disease, who burns up all sins and purifies the worlds, O Beloved , who grants all success and increases knowledge, understanding and learning. ~ Wendy Doniger,
449:Surely the Prince of Greed and the Mother of Destruction can kick some demon-ass back to the netherworld. It might mess up your street-cred, but I’m sure an ego the size of yours can take it. Once we’ve averted disaster, you can go back to being the slippery, back-stabbing son-of-a-bitch I know so well. ~ Pippa DaCosta,
450:The flower blooming in a tree is not only the child of the roots or the branches or the leaves of that tree, but also the common child of the soil, the rain, the sun and the bees! The father and the mother of every living being is never one father or never one mother but actually the whole universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
451:The married man and the mother of a Christian family, if they are faithful to their obligations, will fulfill a mission that is as great as it is consoling: that of bringing into the world and forming young souls capable of happiness and love, souls capable of sanctification and transformation in Christ. ~ Thomas Merton,
452:I am the mother of Odin's stallion, Sleipnir. I am the father of Fenrir Sun-Eater, and of Hel Half-Rotted and of Jormungund the World-Serpent. I am Loki Scar-Lip, Loki Skywalker, Loki Giant's Child, Loki Lie-Smith. I am Loki, who is fire and wit and hate. I am Loki. And I will be under an obligation to no one. ~ Neil Gaiman,
453:In my divorce, I stood up and said to my ex-wife, 'Hey, I messed up. This had nothing to do with you. I didn't understand what marriage was. I cheated. I was wrong. We couldn't fix it; it got worse. I stepped away because I didn't want it to get any worse. You're the mother of my kids - I don't want to hate you.' ~ Kevin Hart,
454:It's the best thing, fear. It creates focus. It creates drive. 'Necessity is the mother of invention', but what creates necessity? Fear. No one loves you more than when they're afraid of you. When they're looking at you because you hold their life in your hands. You become their whole world. You become their god ~ Stylo Fantome,
455:Overcome any bitterness that may have come because you were not up to the magnitude of the pain entrusted to you. Like the mother of the world who carries the pain of the world in her heart, you are sharing in a certain measure of that cosmic pain, and are called upon to meet it in joy instead of self pity. ~ Vilayat Inayat Khan,
456:If the essence of creativity is linking disparate facts and ideas, then the more facility you have making associations, and the more facts and ideas you have at your disposal, the better you'll be at coming up with new ideas. As Buzan likes to point out, Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory, was the mother of the Muses. ~ Joshua Foer,
457:My Virgen de Guadalupe is not the mother of God. She is God. She is a face for a god without a face, an indigena for a god without ethnicity, a female deity for a god who is genderless, but I also understand that for her to approach me, for me to finally open the door and accept her, she had to be a woman like me. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
458:When there is no expectation there is no possibility of frustration. Expectation is the mother of all frustrations; expectation gone, frustration disappears. And when there is no frustration in your life, life really becomes a bed of roses. Then God is a constant blessing; he goes on raining his grace, his beauty on you. ~ Rajneesh,
459:No matter how mad, bad, and dangerous to know a civilization gets, unto every generation are born the lonely and the uncool, destined to forever stare into the candy-store window of their culture, and loneliness is the mother of ascension. Only the uncool have the requisite alone time to advance their species. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
460:I'm the mother of two daughters, one of whom is going to get possessed. It's really spooky and great. I'm shooting it right now. That's why I'm in Chicago. I wanted to tell you about the other direction that this trying-to-get-more-female-characters thing has taken, which is that I launched my own film festival last year. ~ Geena Davis,
461:It was a cruel fate, Yet not so cruel as Mago's will be. I promise you that, by the old gods and the new, by the lamb god and the horse god and every god that lives. I swear by the Mother of Mountains and the Womb of the World. Before I am done with them, Mago and Ko Jhaqo will plead for the mercy they showed Eroeh. ~ George R R Martin,
462:Yet in spite of the visibility of the counterevidence, and the wisdom you can pick up free of charge from the ancients (or grandmothers), moderns try today to create inventions from situations of comfort, safety, and predictability instead of accepting the notion that “necessity really is the mother of invention. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
463:The United States is just now the oldest country in the world, there always is an oldest country and she is it, it is she who is the mother of the twentieth century civilization. She began to feel herself as it just after the Civil War. And so it is a country the right age to have been born in and the wrong age to live in. ~ Gertrude Stein,
464:Then the mother of the murdered boy rose, turned to you, and said, “You exist. You matter. You have value. You have every right to wear your hoodie, to play your music as loud as you want. You have every right to be you. And no one should deter you from being you. You have to be you. And you can never be afraid to be you. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
465:The pioneering American journalist Marlene Sanders, who was the first woman to report from Vietnam during the war (and who was the mother of a son), once gave this piece of advice to a younger journalist: “Never apologize for working. You love what you do, and loving what you do is a great gift to give your child. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
466:Under the Volcano” embraces everything from Dante to Freud to the cabala. Here it shambles like Cervantes, there it rages like Ahab, and every page of it pulsates on Out of Body Auto-Reply, that style of pure Lowry that points at once backward, to all European literature, and forward, to the mother of all nervous breakdowns. ~ Malcolm Lowry,
467:Something beyond our power of discrimination existed before Heaven and Earth. How profound is its calm! How absolute its immateriality! It alone exists and does not change; It penetrates all and It does not perish. It may be regarded as the mother of the universe. For myself I know not Its name, but to give it a name I call It Tao. ~ Lao-tse,
468:I think her comments - Hillary's Clinton comments just don't get the same attention that Trump's do. For example, she lied to a Gold Star mother. She lied to pre - Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, who - who was killed at Benghazi, I believe, because of her incompetence, her incompetence in failing to secure that mission. ~ Rudy Giuliani,
469:There is a thing inherent and natural which existed before heaven and earth. Motionless and fathomless, It stands alone and never changes; It pervades everywhere and never becomes exhausted. It may be regarded as the Mother of the Universe. I do not know its name. If I am forced to give It a name, I call it Tao, and I name it as supreme. ~ Laozi,
470:It is a perplexing and unpleasant truth that when men already have “something worth fighting for,” they do not feel like fighting. People who live full, worthwhile lives are not usually ready to die for their own interests nor for their country nor for a holy cause.9 Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself. ~ Eric Hoffer,
471:I will protect you all the days of my life. You will be the mother of all who live and the giver of life to the seed spoken by the One -- the seed that will strike the offspring of the serpent. The One has said it, Isha...today I name you Havah, because you will live, and all who live will come from you, and you will give birth to hope. ~ Tosca Lee,
472:The Olinka girls do not believe girls should be educated. When I asked a mother why she thought this, she said: A girl is nothing to herself; only to her husband can she become something. What can she become? I asked. Why, she said, the mother of his children. But I am not the mother of anybody's children, I said, and I am something. ~ Alice Walker,
473:The mother of an adult child sees her work completed and undone at the same time.' If this holds true, I may have to withstand not only rage, but also my undoing. Can one prepare for one's undoing? How has my mother withstood mine? Why do I continue to undo her, when what I want to express above all else is that I lover her very much? ~ Maggie Nelson,
474:Every plant and animal cell on the planet is the result of an unbroken biological lineage going back to the beginning of all life. And even that beginning had another beginning. The Earth, the Sun, the Moon: all have ancestors. Even our universe—the mother of a hundred billion galaxies—must surely have had a mother and father of her own. ~ Clark Strand,
475:The contempt shown him by Mardona still inflamed his passion, and that passion was nourished by the widespread respect that the Mother of God commanded and the blind obedience she inspired. And it seemed to Sabadil that from her emanated a light that surrounded her. To him, she appeared so beautiful, more beautiful than ever. ~ Leopold von Sacher Masoch,
476:When Eve was brought unto Adam, he became filled with the Holy Spirit, and gave her the most sanctified, the most glorious of appellations. He called, her Eva--that is to say, the Mother of All. He did not style her wife, but simply mother--mother of all living creatures. In this consists the glory and the most precious ornament of woman. ~ Martin Luther,
477:As Solomon said in the Old Book, if two women squabble over which of them is the mother of a certain infant, the way to solve the problem is to cut the baby in half and share the baby in parts.” “That’s revolting.” “Is it? I always wondered if that baby was a colicky brat and both women were really trying to pawn it off on the other one. ~ Gregory Maguire,
478:I'm a huge advocate of all sciences. And my favorite - actually, not my favorite because I love all sciences - but my primary science that I study all the time is physics. It's the mother of all sciences because it's just how things move and how things react to the world around them. I feel like I would definitely go to college for physics. ~ Willow Smith,
479:remember talking with my sister Maureen once about the severe short haircuts we all had as children. “Doesn’t it seem like Mom was trying to desexualize us?” I asked. Maureen, the mother of three, suppressed a laugh mixed with irritation. “Wait until you have kids, Michelle,” she said. “Short haircuts aren’t desexualizing. They’re easy. ~ Michelle McNamara,
480:It is significant that whereas in the West Mary is primarily the Virgin, a being almost totally different from us in her absolute and celestial purity and freedom from all carnal pollution, in the East she is always referred to and glorified as Theotokos, the Mother of God, and virtually all icons depict her with the Child in her arms. ~ Alexander Schmemann,
481:Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, but fear too, is not barren of ingenious suggestions."

"Nice little saloon, isn't it" I said, as if noticing it for the first time.

"At noon I gave no orders for change of course, and the mates whiskers grew much concerned and seemed to be offering themselves to my unduly notice. ~ Joseph Conrad,
482:The Olinka girls do not believe girls should be educated. When I asked a mother why she thought this, she said: A girl is nothing to herself; only to her husband can she become something.
What can she become? I asked.
Why, she said, the mother of his children.
But I am not the mother of anybody's children, I said, and I am something. ~ Alice Walker,
483:O Mary! teach us the life of adoration! Teach us to see, as thou didst, all the mysteries and all the graces in the Eucharist; to live over again the Gospel story and to read it in the light of the Eucharistic Life of Jesus. Remember, O our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, that thou art the Mother of all adorers of the Holy Eucharist ~ Peter Julian Eymard,
484:Piper reads the scripts, and we email a lot. Most of her comments are on the more technical side, like "This wouldn't happen. This is against the rules." She's been extremely respectful of our taking her story, and then veering left with it and taking it in its own direction. But, I always want her involved because she's the mother of all this. ~ Jenji Kohan,
485:On April 20, 1999, I woke up an ordinary wife and mother, happy to be shepherding my family through the daily business of work, chores, and school. Fast-forward twenty-four hours, and I was the mother of a hate-crazed gunman responsible for the worst school shooting in history. And Dylan, my golden boy, was not only dead, but a mass murderer. The ~ Sue Klebold,
486:Humility is the mother of all virtues: the humble in spirit progress and are blessed because they willingly submit to higher powers and try to live in harmony with natural laws and universal principles. Courage is the father of all virtues; we need great courage to lead our lives by correct principles and to have integrity in the moment of choice. ~ Stephen Covey,
487:That night, I asked the Mother of God what was to become of me, a Child of Faith. Then she came to me holding two crowns, one white, the other red. She asked me if I was willing to accept either of these crowns. The white one meant that I should persevere in purity, and the red that I should become a martyr. I said that I would accept them both. ~ Maximilian Kolbe,
488:For years I've kept you in secret, behind a glass screen. I've watched helplessly as day after day, your new girlfriend becomes your wife and then later, the mother of your children. Then realizing the irony in thinking you were the one under glass when in fact it has been me—a pinned butterfly—static and unmoving, watching while your other life unfolds. ~ Lang Leav,
489:Over the years I have become very good at getting out of things I don’t want to do. And if ever there was something I didn’t want to do, this was surely it: to deal with the mother of a dead novelist and, worst of all, to have to read a manuscript that she said was great, and that, as it turned out, was a badly smeared, scarcely readable carbon. ~ John Kennedy Toole,
490:Humility is the mother of all virtues; purity, charity and obedience. It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted and ardent. If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed you will not be discouraged. If they call you a saint you will not put yourself on a pedestal. ~ Mother Teresa,
491:As the Son rose on Christian civilization, the Blessed Virgin emerged as the mother of poetry as she is the Mother of God in the magnificence of the Magnificat, and St. John, her divinely appointed son, is revealed as the progenitor of Christian metaphysical poetry in the opening lines of his Gospel and in the mystical majesty of his apocalyptic vision. ~ Joseph Pearce,
492:As the mother of six, Karen Santorum knows the power of stories to shape and mold the nature of our children. In Everyday Graces, Karen has complied a treasure chest of tales that helps us raise the next generation of children into adults of kind compassion. Everyday Graces is a must for families that desire their children to become people of character. ~ Janet Parshall,
493:The mother of life could be called love or desire; she could also be called death, grave, or decay. Eve was the mother. She was the source of bliss as well as of death; eternally she gave birth and eternally she killed; her love was fused with cruelty. The longer he carried her image within him, the more it became a parable and a sacred symbol to him. Not ~ Hermann Hesse,
494:And what is the great thing that the stage does? It cultivates the imagination. And . . . the imagination constitutes the great difference between human beings. . . . The imagination is the mother of pity, the mother of generosity, the mother of every possible virtue. It is by the imagination that you are enabled to put yourself in the place of another. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
495:a kind of splendid confusion; it is something both shining and shapeless, at once a blaze and a blur. But the circle of the moon is as clear and unmistakable, as recurrent and inevitable, as the circle of Euclid on a blackboard. For the moon is utterly reasonable; and the moon is the mother of lunatics and has given to them all her name. CHAPTER III.—The Suicide ~ G K Chesterton,
496:But if America recalls for a moment what Europe has meant to her and still means to her, what Europe, the mother of art and of knowledge, in spite of everything, still is and still will be, will she not reject these counsels of indifference and isolation, and interest herself in what may prove decisive issues for the progress and civilization of all mankind? ~ John Maynard Keynes,
497:India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all. ~ Will Durant,
498:Female animals defending their young are notoriously ferocious and lack the playful delight in combat which characterizes the mock combats of males of the same species. There seems very little ground for claiming that the mother of young children is more peaceful, more responsible, and more thoughtful for the welfare of the human race than is her husband or brother. ~ Margaret Mead,
499:Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise. "Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much closer to the truth. The basis of growth of modern invention is science, and science is almost wholly the outgrowth of pleasurable intellectual curiosity. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
500:Thy designs are a bottomless pit. How can I descend into this pit to examine it? Thou lookest thousands of years into the future and then Thou judgest. What today seems an injustice to man's minute brain becomes, thousands of years hence, the mother of man's salvation. If what today we term injustice did not exist, perhaps true justice would never come to mankind. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)



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   10 Sri Aurobindo
   4 The Mother
   2 Jorge Luis Borges


   8 Savitri
   6 The Secret Of The Veda
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   5 The Bible
   5 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   4 The Mothers Agenda
   4 The Life Divine
   3 Agenda Vol 1
   2 Talks
   2 Kena and Other Upanishads
   2 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   2 Collected Poems


0.01_-_Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  'spiritual life': it was all so comfortable, for we had a supreme 'symbol' of it right there. She let us do as we pleased, She even opened up all kinds of little heavens in us, along with a few hells, since they go together. She even opened the door in us to a certain 'liberation,' which in the end was as soporific as eternity - but there was nowhere to get out: it WAS eternity. We were trapped on all sides. There was nothing left but these 4m2 of skin, the last refuge, that which we wanted to flee by way of above or below, by way of Guiana or the Himalayas. She was waiting for us just there, at the end of our spiritual or not so spiritual pirouettes. Matter was her concern. It took us seven years to understand that She was beginning there, 'where the other yogas leave off,' as Sri Aurobindo had already said twenty-five years earlier. It was necessary to have covered all the paths of the Spirit and all those of Matter, or in any case a large number geographically, before discovering, or even simply understanding, that 'something else' was really Something Else. It was not an improved
  Spirit nor even an improved Matter, but ... it could be called 'nothing,' so contrary was it to all we know. For the caterpillar, a butterfly is nothing, it is not even visible and has nothing in common with caterpillar heavens nor even caterpillar matter. So there we were, trapped in an impossible adventure. One does not return from there: one must cross the bridge to the other side. Then one day in that seventh year, while we still believed in liberations and the collected Upanishads, highlighted with a few glorious visions to relieve the commonplace (which remained appallingly commonplace), while we were still considering 'The Mother of the Ashram' rather like some spiritual super-director (endowed, albeit, with a disarming yet ever so provocative smile, as though
  She were making fun of us, then loving us in secret), She told us, 'I have the feeling that ALL we have lived, ALL we have known, ALL we have done is a perfect illusion ... When I had the spiritual experience that material life is an illusion, personally I found that so marvelously beautiful and happy that it was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, but now it is the entire spiritual structure as we have lived it that is becoming an illusion! - Not the same illusion, but an illusion far worse. And I am no baby: I have been here for forty-seven years now!' Yes, She was eighty-three years old then. And that day, we ceased being 'the enemy of our own conception of the Divine,' for this entire Divine was shattered to pieces - and we met Mother, at last. This mystery we call
  --
  
  Where, then, was 'The Mother of the Ashram' in all this? What is even 'the Ashram,' if not a spiritual museum of the resistances to Something Else. They were always - and still today - reciting their catechism beneath a little flag: they are the owners of the new truth. But the new truth is laughing in their faces and leaving them high and dry at the edge of their little stagnant pond. They are under the illusion that Mother and Sri Aurobindo, twenty-seven or four years after their respective departures, could keep on repeating themselves - but then they would not be Mother and
  Sri Aurobindo! They would be fossils. The truth is always on the move. It is with those who dare, who have courage, and above all the courage to shatter all the effigies, to de-mystify, and to go

0.04_-_1951-1954, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  12The Mother of Ananda, or the Creative Power's aspect of Joy.
  

0.07_-_1957, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Each one has the right to reunite with his supreme Origin whatever his place in the world order
  - that is the gift the Divine has given to matter, and this is your true destiny. And it is a special gift given to the earth; it does not exist in the other worlds. At the same time, each one has a particular role in the manifestation, which is determined by the Supreme, but this same role can exist on different levels depending upon the degree of evolution of 'that' which is within you. If 'that' within you is still very young, your realization may be absolute and you may effectively be able to reunite with the Supreme, but the field of realization in the world will be limited, very small. Along the vertical plane, you may be able to touch the Supreme directly, in spite of your smallness, but on the horizontal plane, the extent of your realization will be infinitesimal. We could take the example of Maheshwari, The Mother of Might and All-Wisdom. This aspect of the Mother will assume different forms depending upon the degree of evolution of 'that' within you: it might be a mere little group leader, a queen, an empress. She will be in the group leader as well as in the empress, but the field of realization will obviously be different.
  

01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  His life is oceaned by that superlife.
  He has drunk from the breasts of The Mother of the worlds;
  A topless Supernature fills his frame:

02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  object:02.08 - The World of Falsehood, The Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness
  class:chapter

03.02_-_The_Adoration_of_the_Divine_Mother, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Of all that here is made and then destroyed,
  The Mother of all godheads and all strengths
  Who, mediatrix, binds earth to the Supreme.

04.04_-_The_Quest, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The unwearied clasp of her mute patient love
  And know for a soul The Mother of our forms.
  This spirit stumbling in the fields of sense,

06.02_-_The_Way_of_Fate_and_the_Problem_of_Pain, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Its opposition clogs the march of the soul,
  It is The Mother of our ignorance.
  

07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Accepting the universe as her body of woe,
  The Mother of the seven sorrows bore
  The seven stabs that pierced her bleeding heart:
  --
  August on her seat in the inner world of Mind,
  The Mother of Might looked down on passing things,
  Listened to the advancing tread of Time,

07.05_-_The_Finding_of_the_Soul, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The World-Puissance on almighty Shiva's lap, -
  The Master and The Mother of all lives
  Watching the worlds their twin regard had made,

10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Whoever thou art behind thy human mask,
  Even if thou art The Mother of the worlds
  And pegst thy claim upon the realms of Chance,

1.00_-_Gospel, #Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  
  The worship in the temple intensified Sri Ramakrishna's yearning for a living vision of The Mother of the Universe. He began to spend in meditation the time not actually employed in the temple service; and for this purpose he selected an extremely solitary place. A deep jungle, thick with underbrush and prickly plants, lay to the north of the temples.
  
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  The disciplines of Tantra are graded to suit aspirants of all degrees. Exercises are prescribed for people with "animal", "heroic", and "divine" outlooks. Certain of the rites require the presence of members of the opposite sex. Here the aspirant learns to look on woman as the embodiment of the Goddess Kli, The Mother of the Universe. The very basis of Tantra is the Motherhood of God and the glorification of woman. Every part of a woman's body is to be regarded as incarnate Divinity. But the rites are extremely dangerous. The help of a qualified guru is absolutely necessary. An unwary devotee may lose his foothold and fall into a pit of depravity.
  
  --
  
  y, the mighty weaver of the garb, is none other than Kli, the Divine Mother. She is the primordial Divine Energy, akti, and She can no more be distinguished from the Supreme Brahman than can the power of burning be distinguished from fire. She projects the world and again withdraws it. She spins it as the spider spins its web. She is The Mother of the Universe, identical with the Brahman of Vednta, and with the tman of Yoga. As eternal Lawgiver, She makes and unmakes laws; it is by Her imperious will that karma yields its fruit. She ensnares men with illusion and again releases them from bondage with a look of Her benign eyes. She is the supreme Mistress of the cosmic play, and all objects, animate and inanimate, dance by Her will. Even those who realize the Absolute in nirvikalpa Samdhi are under Her jurisdiction as long as they still live on the relative plane.
  

1.02_-_On_the_Service_of_the_Soul, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #C. G. Jung, #Psychology
  
  Your God is a child, so long as you are not childlike. Is the child order, meaning? Or disorder, caprice? Disorder and meaninglessness are The Mother of order and meaning. Order and meaning are things that have become and are no longer becoming.
  

1.02_-_The_Doctrine_of_the_Mystics, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  But the Dasyu is the natural enemy. These dividers, plunderers, harmful powers, these Danavas, sons of The Mother of division, are spoken of by the Rishis under many general appellations. There are Rakshasas; there are Eaters and Devourers, Wolves and Tearers; there are hurters and haters; there are dualisers; there are confiners or censurers. But we are given also many specific names. Vritra, the Serpent, is the grand Adversary; for he obstructs with his coils of darkness all possibility of divine existence and divine action. And even when Vritra is slain by the light, fiercer enemies arise out of him. Shushna afflicts us with his impure and ineffective force, Namuchi fights man by his weaknesses, and others too assail, each with his proper evil. Then there are Vala and the Panis, miser traffickers in the sense-life, stealers and concealers of the higher Light and its illuminations which they can only darken and misuse, - an impious host who are jealous of their store and will not offer sacrifice to the Gods. These and other personalities - they are much more than personifications - of our ignorance, evil, weakness and many limitations make constant war upon man; they encircle him from near or they shoot their arrows at him from afar or even dwell in his gated house in the place of the Gods and with their shapeless stammering mouths and their insufficient breath of force mar his self-expression. They must be expelled, overpowered, slain, thrust down into their nether darkness by the aid of the mighty and helpful deities.
    1 This excerpt is reproduced from the 1946 edition of Hymns to the Mystic Fire. The complete essay which appeared in the Arya is published in The Secret of the Veda with Selected Hymns, Part Three. - Ed.

1.02_-_The_Two_Negations_1_-_The_Materialist_Denial, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  17:Not only in the one final conception, but in the great line of its general results Knowledge, by whatever path it is followed, tends to become one. Nothing can be more remarkable and suggestive than the extent to which modern Science confirms in the domain of Matter the conceptions and even the very formulae of language which were arrived at, by a very different method, in the Vedanta, - the original Vedanta, not of the schools of metaphysical philosophy, but of the Upanishads. And these, on the other hand, often reveal their full significance, their richer contents only when they are viewed in the new light shed by the discoveries of modern Science, - for instance, that Vedantic expression which describes things in the Cosmos as one seed arranged by the universal Energy in multitudinous forms.6 Significant, especially, is the drive of Science towards a Monism which is consistent with multiplicity, towards the Vedic idea of the one essence with its many becomings. Even if the dualistic appearance of Matter and Force be insisted on, it does not really stand in the way of this Monism. For it will be evident that essential Matter is a thing non-existent to the senses and only, like the Pradhana of the Sankhyas, a conceptual form of substance; and in fact the point is increasingly reached where only an arbitrary distinction in thought divides form of substance from form of energy.
  18:Matter expresses itself eventually as a formulation of some unknown Force. Life, too, that yet unfathomed mystery, begins to reveal itself as an obscure energy of sensibility imprisoned in its material formulation; and when the dividing ignorance is cured which gives us the sense of a gulf between Life and Matter, it is difficult to suppose that Mind, Life and Matter will be found to be anything else than one Energy triply formulated, the triple world of the Vedic seers. Nor will the conception then be able to endure of a brute material Force as The Mother of Mind. The Energy that creates the world can be nothing else than a Will, and Will is only consciousness applying itself to a work and a result.
  19:What is that work and result, if not a self-involution of Consciousness in form and a self-evolution out of form so as to actualise some mighty possibility in the universe which it has created? And what is its will in Man if not a will to unending Life, to unbounded Knowledge, to unfettered Power? Science itself begins to dream of the physical conquest of death, expresses an insatiable thirst for knowledge, is working out something like a terrestrial omnipotence for humanity. Space and Time are contracting to the vanishing-point in its works, and it strives in a hundred ways to make man the master of circumstance and so lighten the fetters of causality. The idea of limit, of the impossible begins to grow a little shadowy and it appears instead that whatever man constantly wills, he must in the end be able to do; for the consciousness in the race eventually finds the means. It is not in the individual that this omnipotence expresses itself, but the collective Will of mankind that works out with the individual as a means. And yet when we look more deeply, it is not any conscious Will of the collectivity, but a superconscious Might that uses the individual as a centre and means, the collectivity as a condition and field. What is this but the God in man, the infinite Identity, the multitudinous Unity, the Omniscient, the Omnipotent, who having made man in His own image, with the ego as a centre of working, with the race, the collective Narayana,7 the visvamanava8 as the mould and circumscription, seeks to express in them some image of the unity, omniscience, omnipotence which are the self-conception of the Divine? "That which is immortal in mortals is a God and established inwardly as an energy working out in our divine powers."9 It is this vast cosmic impulse which the modern world, without quite knowing its own aim, yet serves in all its activities and labours subconsciously to fulfil.

1.03_-_Questions_and_Answers, #Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  
  6. QUESTION: Is it necessary that the brother, in order to qualify for his portion of the inheritance, be descended from both the father and The Mother of the deceased, or is it sufficient merely that there be one parent in common?
  

1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  2:There are three ways of being of The Mother of which you can become aware when you enter into touch of oneness with the Conscious Force that upholds us and the universe. Transcendent, the original supreme Shakti, she stands above the worlds and links the creation to the ever unmanifest mystery of the Supreme. Universal, the cosmic Mahashakti, she creates all these beings and contains and enters, supports and conducts all these million processes and forces. Individual, she embodies the power of these two vaster ways of her existence, makes them living and near to us and mediates between the human personality and the divine Nature.
  

1.06_-_The_Greatness_of_the_Individual, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  N ALL movements, in every great mass of human action it is the Spirit of the Time, that which Europe calls the
  Zeitgeist and India Kala, who expresses himself. The very names are deeply significant. Kali, The Mother of all and destroyer of all, is the Shakti that works in secret in the heart of humanity manifesting herself in the perpetual surge of men, institutions and movements, Mahakala the Spirit within whose energy goes abroad in her and moulds the progress of the world and the destiny of the nations. His is the impetus which fulfils itself in Time, and once there is movement, impetus from the Spirit within, Time and the Mother take charge of it, prepare, ripen and fulfil. When the Zeitgeist, God in
  Time, moves in a settled direction, then all the forces of the world are called in to swell the established current towards the purpose decreed. That which consciously helps, swells it, but that which hinders swells it still more, and like a wave on the windswept Ocean, now rising, now falling, now high on the crest of victory and increase, now down in the troughs of discouragement and defeat, the impulse from the hidden Source sweeps onward to its preordained fulfilment. Man may help or man may resist, but the Zeitgeist works, shapes, overbears, insists.

1.09_-_Saraswati_and_Her_Consorts, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  She is full of energy, suvra, and brings knowledge. She also is connected with Surya, the Sun, as when Agni, the Will is invoked
  (V.4.4) to labour by the rays of the Sun, Lord of the true Light, being of one mind with Ila, il.aya sajos.a yatamano rasmibhih. suryasya. She is The Mother of the Rays, the herds of the Sun.
  
  --
  Aditi the infinite Mother, the Cow unslayable, supreme Nature or infinite Consciousness, pristine source of the later idea of
  Prakriti or Shakti, - the Purusha is in this early pastoral imagery the Bull, Vrishabha, - The Mother of things taking form on the seven planes of her world-action as energy of conscious being.
  

1.10_-_Conscious_Force, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  21:The only argument against a conscious and intelligent source for this purposeful work, this work of intelligence, of selection, adaptation and seeking is that large element in Nature's operations to which we give the name of waste. But obviously this is an objection based on the limitations of our human intellect which seeks to impose its own particular rationality, good enough for limited human ends, on the general operations of the World-Force. We see only part of Nature's purpose and all that does not subserve that part we call waste. Yet even our own human action is full of an apparent waste, so appearing from the individual point of view, which yet, we may be sure, subserves well enough the large and universal purpose of things. That part of her intention which we can detect, Nature gets done surely enough in spite of, perhaps really by virtue of her apparent waste. We may well trust to her in the rest which we do not yet detect.
  22:For the rest, it is impossible to ignore the drive of set purpose, the guidance of apparent blind tendency, the sure eventual or immediate coming to the target sought, which characterise the operations of World-Force in the animal, in the plant, in inanimate things. So long as Matter was Alpha and Omega to the scientific mind, the reluctance to admit intelligence as The Mother of intelligence was an honest scruple. But now it is no more than an outworn paradox to affirm the emergence of human consciousness, intelligence and mastery out of an unintelligent, blindly driving unconsciousness in which no form or substance of them previously existed. Man's consciousness can be nothing else than a form of Nature's consciousness. It is there in other involved forms below Mind, it emerges in Mind, it shall ascend into yet superior forms beyond Mind. For the Force that builds the worlds is a conscious Force, the Existence which manifests itself in them is conscious Being and a perfect emergence of its potentialities in form is the sole object which we can rationally conceive for its manifestation of this world of forms.
  

1.1.1_-_Text, #Kena and Other Upanishads, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
    8.: He rushed upon That; It said to him, "Who art thou?" "I am Vayu," he said, "and I am he that expands in The Mother of things."
  

1.12_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Solution, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  4:Still world is Maya because it is not the essential truth of infinite existence, but only a creation of self-conscious being, - not a creation in the void, not a creation in nothing and out of nothing, but in the eternal Truth and out of the eternal Truth of that Self-being; its continent, origin and substance are the essential, real Existence, its forms are mutable formations of That to Its own conscious perception, determined by Its own creative conscious-force. They are capable of manifestation, capable of non-manifestation, capable of other-manifestation. We may, if we choose, call them therefore illusions of the infinite consciousness, thus audaciously flinging back a shadow of our mental sense of subjection to error and incapacity upon that which, being greater than Mind, is beyond subjection to falsehood and illusion. But seeing that the essence and substance of Existence is not a lie and that all errors and deformations of our divided consciousness represent some truth of the indivisible self-conscious Existence, we can only say that the world is not essential truth of That, but phenomenal truth of Its free multiplicity and infinite superficial mutability and not truth of Its fundamental and immutable Unity.
  5:If, on the other hand, we look at world-existence in relation to consciousness only and to force of consciousness, we may regard, describe and realise it as a movement of Force obeying some secret will or else some necessity imposed on it by the very existence of the Consciousness that possesses or regards it. It is then the play of Prakriti, the executive Force, to satisfy Purusha, the regarding and enjoying Conscious-Being or it is the play of Purusha reflected in the movements of Force and with them identifying himself. World, then, is the play of The Mother of things moved to cast Herself for ever into infinite forms and avid of eternally outpouring experiences.
  6:Again if we look at World-Existence rather in its relation to the self-delight of eternally existent being, we may regard, describe and realise it as Lila, the play, the child's joy, the poet's joy, the actor's joy, the mechanician's joy of the Soul of things eternally young, perpetually inexhaustible, creating and re-creating Himself in Himself for the sheer bliss of that selfcreation, of that self-representation, - Himself the play, Himself the player, Himself the playground. These three generalisations of the play of existence in its relation to the eternal and stable, the immutable Sachchidananda, starting from the three conceptions of Maya, Prakriti and Lila and representing themselves in our philosophical systems as mutually contradictory philosophies, are in reality perfectly consistent with each other, complementary and necessary in their totality to an integral view of life and the world. The world of which we are a part is in its most obvious view a movement of Force; but that Force, when we penetrate its appearances, proves to be a constant and yet always mutable rhythm of creative consciousness casting up, projecting in itself phenomenal truths of its own infinite and eternal being; and this rhythm is in its essence, cause and purpose a play of the infinite delight of being ever busy with its own innumerable self-representations. This triple or triune view must be the starting-point for all our understanding of the universe.

1.12_-_The_Herds_of_the_Dawn, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I.92, the Ashwins are asked to drive downward their chariot on a path that is radiant and golden, gomad hiran.yavad. Moreover
  Dawn is said to be drawn in her chariot sometimes by ruddy cows, sometimes by ruddy horses. "She yokes her host of the ruddy cows"; yunkte gavam arun.anam ankam (I.124.11), - where the second meaning "her host of the ruddy rays" stands clear behind the concrete image. She is described as The Mother of the cows or radiances; gavam janitr akr.ta pra ketum (I.124.5),
  "The Mother of the cows (radiances) has created vision", and it is said elsewhere of her action, "vision" or "perception has dawned now where nought was"; and again it is clear that the cows are the shining herds of the Light. She is also praised as "the leader of the shining herds", netr gavam, VII.76.6; and there is an illuminating verse in which the two ideas are combined,
  "The Mother of the Herds, the guide of the days", gavam mata netr ahnam (VII.77.2). Finally, as if to remove the veil of the image entirely, the Veda itself tells us that the herds are a figure for the rays of the Light, "her happy rays come into sight like cows released into movement" - prati bhadra adr.ks.ata gavam sarga na rasmayah. (IV.52.5). And we have the still more conclusive verse, VII.79.2, "Thy cows (rays) remove the darkness and extend the Light"; sam te gavas tama a vartayanti, jyotir yacchanti.2
  But Dawn is not only drawn by these shining herds; she brings them as a gift to the sacrificer; she is, like Indra in his

1.13_-_Dawn_and_the_Truth, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  SHA IS described repeatedly as The Mother of the Cows.
  
  If then the cow is a Vedic symbol for the physical light or for spiritual illumination the phrase must either bear this sense that she is the mother or source of the physical rays of the daylight or else that she creates the radiances of the supreme
  Day, the splendour and clarity of the inner illumination. But we see in the Veda that Aditi, The Mother of the Gods, is described both as the Cow and as the general Mother; she is the Supreme
  Light and all radiances proceed from her. Psychologically, Aditi is the supreme or infinite Consciousness, mother of the gods, in opposition to Danu or Diti,1 the divided consciousness, mother of Vritra and the other Danavas - enemies of the gods and of man in his progress. In a more general aspect she is the source of all the cosmic forms of consciousness from the physical upwards; the seven cows, sapta gavah., are her forms and there are, we are told, seven names and seven seats of the Mother. Usha as The Mother of the cows can only be a form or power of this supreme
  Light, of this supreme Consciousness, of Aditi. And in fact, we do find her so described in I.113.19, mata devanam aditer ankam, "Mother of the gods, form (or, power) of Aditi."

1.13_-_The_Divine_Maya, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  0:By the Names of the Lord and hers they shaped and measured the force of The Mother of Light; wearing might after might of that Force as a robe the lords of Maya shaped out Form in this Being.
  The Masters of Maya shaped all by His Maya; the Fathers who have divine vision set Him within as a child that is to be born. Rig Veda.1

1.16_-_The_Process_of_Avatarhood, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  1
  In the Buddhist legend the name of The Mother of Buddha makes the symbolism clear; in the Christian the symbol seems to have been attached by a familiar mythopoeic process to the actual human mother of Jesus of Nazareth.
  

1.18_-_The_Human_Fathers, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  And then the Rishi speaks of this Thought as "The Mother of twins, who here gives birth to the twins; on the tip of the tongue it descends and stands; the twin bodies when they are born cleave to each other and are slayers of darkness and move in the foundation of burning force." I will not now discuss what are these luminous twins, for that would carry us beyond the limits of our immediate subject: suffice it to say that they are spoken of elsewhere in connection with the Angirases and their establishment of the supreme birth (the plane of the Truth) as the twins in whom Indra places the word of the expression
  (I.83.3), that the burning force in whose foundation they move is evidently that of the Sun, the slayer of darkness, and this foundation is therefore identical with the supreme plane, the foundation of the Truth, r.tasya budhnah., and, finally, that they can hardly be wholly unconnected with the twin children of

1.19_-_The_Victory_of_the_Fathers, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Ignorance on the other hand is identified with the crooked or uneven levels4 which shut in mortals and it is therefore the limited, divided mortal existence. Moreover it is evident that the Ignorance is the Diti of the next half-verse, ditim ca rasva aditim urus.ya, and the Knowledge is Aditi. Diti, called also
  Danu, means division and the obstructing powers or Vritras are her children, Danus, Danavas, Daityas, while Aditi is existence in its infinity and The Mother of the gods. The Rishi desires a bliss fruitful in offspring, that is in divine works and their results and this is to be effected through the conquest of all the riches held in itself by our divided mortal being but kept from us by the
  Vritras and Panis and through the holding of them in the infinite divine being. The latter is to be in us protected from the ordinary tendency of our human existence, from subjection to the sons of

1.20_-_The_Hound_of_Heaven, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Angirases or the winning of the highest planes of existence. The most important of these hymns is the Sukta of the Atris we have already had to take note of in our scrutiny of the Navagwa and
  Dashagwa Angirases, V.45. The first three verses summarise the great achievement. "Severing the hill of heaven by the words he found them, yea, the radiant ones of the arriving Dawn went abroad; he uncovered those that were in the pen, Swar rose up; a god opened the human doors. The Sun attained widely to strength and glory; The Mother of the Cows (the Dawn), knowing, came from the wideness; the rivers became rushing floods, floods that cleft (their channel), heaven was made firm like a well-shaped pillar. To this word the contents of the pregnant hill
  (came forth) for the supreme birth of the Great Ones (the rivers or, less probably, the dawns); the hill parted asunder, heaven was perfected (or, accomplished itself); they lodged (upon earth) and distributed the largeness." It is of Indra and the Angirases that the Rishi is speaking, as the rest of the hymn shows and

1.2_-_Katha_Upanishads, #Kena and Other Upanishads, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  { tt^ 7
  7. This is Aditi, The Mother of the Gods, who was born through
  the Prana and by the mingling of the elements had her being;

1.439, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  After lunch in their room, they had a short conversation at 12-45 p.m. and left at 1-5 p.m.
  One of them said: Here is The Mother of the Thakore Saheb. We have come a long distance for the darshan of Sri Maharshi. Will He kindly give us some instructions?
  Sri Bhagavan smiled and answered: Good that they have come such a long distance for the sake of darshan. It is enough that they have said it. What is there for me to say? (Lunch bell).

1.550_-_1.600_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  
  One of them said: Here is The Mother of the Thakore Saheb. We have come a long distance for the darshan of Sri Maharshi. Will He kindly give us some instructions?
  Sri Bhagavan smiled and answered: Good that they have come such a long distance for the sake of darshan. It is enough that they have said it. What is there for me to say? (Lunch bell).

2.01_-_The_Road_of_Trials, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  quite well and we came to a plaza, where there were a number of
  women standing. The Mother of my fiance received me with
  great joy." The man was impotent, but had found an instructor

2.07_-_The_Mother_Relations_with_Others, #Words Of The Mother I, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
    I am not eager to be the Guru of anyone. It is more spontaneously natural for me to feel The Mother of all and to carry them forward silently through the power of love.
    19 September 1961

2.10_-_2.19_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES_(II), #Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  
  O Remover of grief and agony!" Was he teaching people thus to pray to The Mother of the Universe with a yearning heart, in order to get rid of the suffering inevitable in physical life?
  
  --
  
  Thou, the Bewitcher of all, The Mother of all that has life!
  
  --
  
  MASTER: "My Mother! Who is my Mother? Ah, She is The Mother of the Universe. It is She who creates and preserves the world, who always protects Her children, and who grants whatever they desire: dharma, artha, kama, moksha. A true son cannot live away from his mother. The Mother knows everything. The child only eats, drinks, and makes merry; he doesn't worry himself about the things of the world."
  
  --
  
  M. further thought: "The Master says, 'Advaita-Chaitanya-Nitayananda'; that is to say, through the knowledge of the Non-dual Brahman one attains Consciousness and enjoys Eternal Bliss. The master has not only attained the knowledge of non-duality but is in a state of Eternal Blisss. He is always drunk with ecstatic love for The Mother of the Universe."
  
  --
  
  MASTER: "The Divine Mother and the earthly mother. It is the Divine Mother who exists in the form of the universe and pervades everything as Consciousness. The earthly mother gives birth to this body. I used to go into samdhi uttering the word 'Ma'. While repeating the word I would draw The Mother of the Universe to me, as it were, like the fishermen casting their net and after a while drawing it in. When they draw in the net they find big fish inside it.
  
  --
  
  He does not remember The Mother of the Universe until his share of the enjoyment of 'woman and gold' is completed. A child absorbed in play does not seek his mother. But after his play is over, he says, 'Mother! I must go to my mother.' Hriday's son was playing with the pigeons, calling to them, 'Come! Ti, ti!' When he had had enough of play he began to cry. Then a stranger came and said: 'Come with me. I will take you to your mother.' Unhesitatingly he climbed on the man's shoulders and was off.
  

2.20_-_2.29_-_RULES_FOR_HOUSEHOLDERS_AND_MONKS, #Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  
  Women are but so many forms of my Divine Mother. I cannot bear to see them suffer; You are all images of The Mother of the Universe. Come here after you have eaten, and you will feel happy."
  
  --
  
  "Of course, in one sense your words are true. It is said that in one respect the devotee of God is greater than God Himself, because he carries God in his heart. (All rejoice.) It is said in the Vaishnava books: 'A devotee regards himself as a higher, and God as a lower, being.' Yaoda, The Mother of Krishna, was about to fetter Krishna, who was God Incarnate, with chains. She believed that no one but herself could take care of Krishna.
  
  --
  
  Thou art the Primal Root of this manifold universe; The Mother of the three worlds, their only Saviour, art Thou; Thou art the akti of all, and Thou Thine own akti, too.
  
  --
  
  Thou art the Primal Root of this manifold universe: The Mother of the three worlds, their only Saviour, art Thou; Thou art the akti of all, and Thou Thine own akti, too.
  

2.30_-_2.39_-_THE_MASTER_IN_VARIOUS_MOODS, #Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  
  "A householder has various debts: debts to the gods, to the fathers, and to the rishis. He also owes a debt to his wife. He should make her The Mother of one or two children and support her if she is a chaste woman.
  
  --
  
  "The Mother of a certain Mallick, who belonged to a very noble family, asked me if prostitutes would ever be saved. She herself had led that kind of life; that is why she asked the question. I said: 'Yes, they too will be saved, if only they cry to God with a yearning heart and promise not to repeat their sins.' What will the mere chanting of Hari's name accomplish? One must weep sincerely."
  

2.40_-_2.49_-_THE_MASTER_AT_THE_HOUSES_OF_BALARM_AND_GIRISH, #Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  
  But one should look after one's mother as long as she is alive. I used to worship my mother with flowers and sandal-paste. It is The Mother of the Universe who is embodied as our earthly mother.
  

2_-_Other_Hymns_to_Agni, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
    4. He is Life that swells in The Mother of things, the Life-god who nurses in his bosom many blessings, finds the path for the Son of men and discovers the country of Light, protector of the peoples, father of earth and heaven. The godheads hold the Flame that gives the treasure.
  
  --
  20 Or, for the riches with the fair offspring,
  21 Diti and Aditi, the divided and the undivided Consciousness, The Mother of division
  
  --
  c dAEt vAym^ 12
  12. Thou, O Fire, givest us heroic glory and the divine CreatorSun and Lord of enjoyment and The Mother of the finite
  gives us the object of our desire.
  --
  
    8. O ye three goddesses, sit on the superior seat which we have made delightful for you; may The Mother of Revelation and the two goddesses with the luminous feet accept our firmly placed offerings and our human worship of sacrifice.
  

4.2.01_-_The_Mother_of_Dreams, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:4.2.01 - The Mother of Dreams
  class:poem

7.15_-_The_Family, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  Thus Queen Kausalya, The Mother of Rama, had a vision of her son's glory. For one day he was changed in her eyes.
  

7.6.12_-_The_Mother_of_God, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:7.6.12 - The Mother of God
  class:chapter
  --
  
  The Mother of God
  A conscious and eternal Power is here
  --
  
  The Mother of God, his sister and his spouse,
  Daughter of his wisdom, of his strength the mate,
  --
  
  The Mother of God is mother of our souls;
  We are the partners of his birth in Time,

Aeneid, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Go free, my ships: go, you sea goddesses;
  The Mother of the gods now gives this order."
  And on the instant all the ships have ripped
  --
  the frightened town with tidings; she glides toward
  The Mother of Euryalus and reaches
  her ears. At once the warmth abandons her
  --
  went off in search of you across the seas.
  The Mother of the gods was merciful;
  she gave us this new form as goddesses,
  --
  Al'ba a city in Italy destined to be founded by Ascanius, son of
  Aeneas; from it came The Mother of Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome, i, 12. Also Alba Longa. i, 379.
  Al'bans people of ALBA, V, 789.
  --
  
  of Alcmene, who was, by Jupiter, The Mother of Hercules, vm,
  133.
  --
  to some accounts one contained HELEN, the other Castor and
  Pollux. She was also The Mother of Clytemnestra. l, 911.
  Le'leges an ancient people of Asia Minor, mentioned by Homer.
  --
  Mari'ca a nymph of the environs of Minturnae, near the river
  Marica. She was the wife of Faunus and The Mother of King
  Latinus. VII, 58.
  --
  besieging Aeneas' camp, ix, 432.
  Rhe'a a priestess who became The Mother of AVENTINUS by
  Hercules, vn, 872.
  --
  Tiryn'thius an epithet of Hercules, from Tiryns, a city near Argos
  in the Peloponnesus. The Mother of Hercules was a daughter of
  the king of Tiryns. vu, 873.
  --
  Jupiter by Dione; mother by Anchises of Aeneas. She is especially devoted to the Trojans; on Olympus her husband is
  Vulcan; she is The Mother of Cupid. Later, she is the tutelary goddess of the house of the Caesars, i, 318.
  Ves'ta goddess of the hearth and hearth fire, i, 410.

Agenda_Vol_11, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  What do you call a Mother of Ignorance?
  I had a dream in which I seemed to meet someone who was The Mother of Ignorance.
  Possibly.... Its possible, oh yes. Mon petit, EVERYTHING is possible, and not only possible:
  --
  Logically, there has to be a Mother of Ignorance.
  (Satprem to Sujata:) What did The Mother of Ignorance do?
  (Sujata:) In my dream?... I had a long dream, and towards the end, I met her. I had to go through
  a place, and I told her, I must go to the Light, to The Mother of Light.
  (Satprem:) And then?
  --
  So what did you tell her?
  (Satprem:) She told her she wanted to go to The Mother of Light.
  Oh, (laughing) and then she left!
  --
  (Turning to Sujata) So next time, if you see her, just tell her, Your time will soon be past.
  (Sujata:) I simply told her, O Mother of Ignorance, it is to The Mother of Light that I want to go.
  And it was enough! (Mother laughs)

Agenda_Vol_2, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  impossible.' This was after Big Boy's death, and we had had enough of cats. I gave away the others,
  but the first one, The Mother of the whole line, was old and didn't want to leave, so I felt her behind.
  She stayed in a house over there, within the Ashram compound. And one day - she was very old and

Agenda_Vol_4, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  I receive letters from everywhere, from Argentina, Canada and so on, from people I don't know but
  who are really sweet. Listen to this one (Mother takes a letter from beside her), it's from The Mother of
  Z, who is here: If I were within walking distance of you, I would pick a rose, not yet full bloomed,

Agenda_Vol_9, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Those Protestants are much worse than the Catholics.
  I always remember a Danish woman (she was The Mother of Hohlenberg 108 who came here), who
  once happened to come to Paris, and whom I had at lunch with me one day. If you had seen that

Aion_-_Part_1+, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  question arises: To whom does the woman refer who is inter-
  preted as The Mother of the Messiah, or of Christ? And to
  whom does the son of the woman refer who (translating the

BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS., #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  
  ville amongst others -- into a clear prophecy. Io -- "is The Mother of God," we are told, and "dark
  Epaphos" -- Christ. But, the latter has not dethroned his father, except metaphorically, if one has to
  --
  refusing to yield to Jupiter's passion, becomes "horned." The cow was in every country the symbol of
  the passive generative power of nature, Isis, Vach, Venus -- The Mother of the prolific god of love,
  Cupid, but, at the same time, that of the Logos whose symbol became with the Egyptians and the

BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  scarlet; whether Protestants nod at the Roman Catholics, when reading "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE
  GREAT, The Mother of HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH," or Roman
  Catholics glare at the Protestants, the Occultists pronounce, in their impartiality, that these words have
  --
  The King of the Hyperboreans, was, therefore, the son of Boreas, the north-wind, and the High Priest
  of Apollo. The quarrel of Latona with Niobe (the Atlantean race) -- The Mother of seven sons and
  seven daughters personifying the seven sub-races of the Fourth Race and their seven branches (see

BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  Nether Abyss, Mother of gods, Queen of the Earth, and Queen of fecundity." Later, Belita or Damti
  (the sea), The Mother of the City of Erech (the great Chaldean Necropolis) became Eve; and now she is
  Mary the Virgin, in the Latin Church, represented as standing on the crescent-moon, and, at times on
  --
  Heaven"; the "Virgin," etc., etc., as she is an aspect of Isis, Hathor, and other mother goddesses. She
  was less the wife than The Mother of Ammon, whose distinct title is "the husband of his Mother." In a
  statuette at Boulaq, Cairo, this triad is represented (Number 1981 Serapeum, Greek Period) as a
  --
  in the Sea of Space. Toward the days described by Berosus, this sea became the visible waters on the
  face of the Earth -- the crystalline abode of the great mother, The Mother of Ea and all the gods, which
  became, still later, the great Dragon Tiamat, the Sea Serpent. Its last stage of development was the
  --
  It is mankind which has become the "Serpent of Genesis," and thus causes daily and hourly the Fall
  and sin of the "Celestial Virgin" -- which thus becomes The Mother of gods and devils at one and the
  same time; for she is the ever-loving, beneficent deity to all those who stir her Soul and heart, instead
  --
  him as his father Inachos, the river, reminds one of that of Prometheus, which makes that Titan the
  son of the Oceanid Clymene. But The Mother of Phoroneus was the nymph Melia; a significant descent
  which distinguishes him from Prometheus.
  --
  to ancient custom" -- which means no worse than an abstract idea expressed in the tongue of mortals.
  The "female Arani," the mistress of the race, is Aditi, The Mother of the gods, or Shekinah, eternal
  light -- in the world of Spirit, the "Great Deep" and CHAOS; or primordial Substance in its first
  remove from the UNKNOWN, in the manifested Kosmos. If, ages later, the same epithet is applied to
  Devaki, The Mother of Krishna, or the incarnated LOGOS; and if the symbol, owing to the gradual and
  irrepressible spread of exoteric religions, may already be regarded as having a sexual significance, this
  --
  death (from which day the Kali Yuga, or Black-Age, began for mankind).
  As Aditi is called Surarani (the matrix or "mother" of the sura gods), so Kunti, The Mother of the
  Pandavas, is called in Mahabharata Pandavarani -- which term is already physiologized. But Devaki,
  --
  the goddess mother, the "Deva-matri" of Seven Sons (the six and the seven Adityas of early Vedic
  times); The Mother of Krishna, Devaki, has six embryos conveyed into her womb by Jagaddhatri (the
  "nurse of the world"), the seventh (Krishna, the Logos,) being transferred to that Rohini. Mary, the
  mother of Jesus, is The Mother of seven children, of five sons and two daughters, (a later
  transformation of sex) in Matthew's Gospel (xiii. 55-56). No one of the worshippers of the Roman
  --
  is often addressed as the "morning Star" and the "star of Salvation" -- the light whence day is
  begotten. "Thou art Samnati (humility, a daughter of Daksha), The Mother of Wisdom; thou art Niti,
  the parent of harmony (Naya); thou art modesty, the progenitrix of affection (Prasraya or vinaya);
  thou art desire, of whom love is born. . . . Thou art The Mother of knowledge (Avabodha); patience
  (Dhriti), the parent of fortitude (Dhairya) . . . . etc., etc."
  --
  since the whole meaning rests in his being placed on the line of Garuda's descendants. Then, again,
  there is Diti -- The Mother of the Maruts -- whose descendants and progeny belonged to the posterity
  of Hiranyaksha, "whose number was 77 crores (or 770 millions) of men." (See Padma Purana.) All
  --
  symbol; the "fiery" connecting them with the fiery symbol -- spiritually. For purposes of identity, let
  us remember that as The Mother of the Prachetasas was Savarna, the daughter of the Ocean, so was
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  --
  
  Amphitrite The Mother of Neptune's mystic "ministers."
  Now the reader is reminded that these "five ministers" are symbolized both in the Dolphin, who had
  --
  
  principle of metaphysical nature, the Buddhi of Akasa. Diti, The Mother of the Maruts, is one of her
  terrestrial forms, made to represent, at one and the same time, the divine Soul in the ascetic, and the
  --
  grain containing all the colours -- is that of the "Priestess-Mother": woman containing in herself the
  seeds of all races past, present and future; Eve being The Mother of all living.
  Apart from these was the Sun -- the Great Deity -- whose priest was the spiritual head of the nation.
  --
  lecture on "The Seven Souls of Man."** Says the author: -"The first form of the mystical SEVEN was seen to be figured in heaven by the Seven large stars of
  the great Bear, the constellation assigned by the Egyptians to The Mother of Time, and of the Seven
  Elemental Powers."
  --
  analysing the lower in his own mystic way) . . . "whatever the six forms are spiritually, that the
  seventh, the body (or substantiality), is essentially." These are the seven forms of The Mother of all
  Beings from whence all that is in this world is generated,* and again in Aurora xxiv. p. 27 (quoted in

BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  
  the gods of many nations. Thus, though The Mother of Mercury (Budha, Thot-Hermes, etc.), was Maia,
  The Mother of Buddha (Gautama), also Maya, and The Mother of Jesus, likewise Maya (illusion, for
  Mary is Mare, the Sea, the great illusion symbolically) -- yet these three characters have no
  --
  
  1. BY THE POWER OF The Mother of MERCY AND KNOWLEDGE -- KWAN-YIN -- THE
  "TRIPLE" OF KWAN-SHAI-YIN, RESIDING IN KWAN-YIN-TIEN, FOHAT, THE BREATH OF
  --
  "Mother of the World," as translated by Wilson (see Book I., Vishnu Purana); for Jagad Yoni (as
  shown by FitzEdward Hall) is scarcely so much "The Mother of the World" or "the Womb of the
  World" as the "Material Cause of the Universe." The Puranic Commentators explain it by Karana -"Cause" -- but the Esoteric philosophy, by the ideal spirit of that cause. It is, in its secondary stage,
  --
  
  "Mother of the Gods," Aditi, or Cosmic Space. In the Zohar, she is called Sephira The Mother of the
  Sephiroth, and Shekinah in her primordial form, in abscondito.
  --
  her eight sons), is the Holy Ghost and the Creator of all, as in the ancient systems. The "father" is a far
  later invention. The earliest manifested Logos was female everywhere -- The Mother of the seven
  planetary powers.
  --
  became Father-Mother, the fiery Dragon moved in the infinitudes alone" (Book of Sarparajni.) The
  Aitareya Brahmana calls the Earth Sarparajni, "the Serpent Queen," and "The Mother of all that
  moves." Before our globe became egg-shaped (and the Universe also) "a long trail of Cosmic dust (or
  --
  three letters which compose his name -- Jod, Vau and twice He -- are respectively 10 ( ), 6 ( ) and
  ); or again thrice seven, 21. "Ten is The Mother of the Soul, for Life and Light are therein
  5(
  --
  all the later divine sons from immaculate mothers. It is greatly corroborated by the significant fact that
  Anna (the name of The Mother of the Virgin Mary) now represented by the Roman Catholic church as
  having given birth to her daughter in an immaculate way ("Mary conceived without sin"), is derived
  --
  beyond the clouds, beyond the sky," is the equivalent of "Mother-Space" coeval with "Darkness." She
  is very properly called "The Mother of the Gods," DEVA-MATRI, as it is from her Cosmic matrix that
  all the heavenly bodies of our system were born -- Sun and Planets. Thus she is described,
  --
  STANZA VI.
  1. BY THE POWER OF The Mother of MERCY AND KNOWLEDGE (a), KWAN-YIN,* THE
  "TRIPLE" OF KWAN-SHAI-YIN, RESIDING IN KWAN-YIN-TIEN (b), FOHAT, THE BREATH
  --
  LOWER ABYSS (chaos) THE ILLUSIVE FORM OF SIEN-TCHAN (our Universe) AND THE
  SEVEN ELEMENTS: -(a.) The Mother of Mercy and Knowledge is called "the triple" of Kwan-Shai-Yin because in her
  correlations, metaphysical and cosmical, she is the "Mother, the Wife and the Daughter" of the Logos,
  --
  through by all heavenly bodies, is in contradiction with the statements just made as to the moon being
  The Mother of the earth. They will perhaps fancy that intuition is needed to harmonize the two. But no
  intuition is in truth required. What does Science know of Comets, their genesis, growth, and ultimate
  --
  figured in heaven, by the seven large stars of the Great Bear, the constellation assigned by the
  Egyptians to The Mother of Time, and of the seven elemental powers." (See The Seven Souls, etc.) As
  well known to every Hindu, this same constellation represents in India the Seven Rishis, and as such is

BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  whether Akasa is meant by the term, or its lower principle, Ether -- is septenary. Akasa is Aditi in the
  allegory, and The Mother of Marttanda (the sun), the Deva-matri -- "Mother of the gods." In the solar
  system, the sun is her Buddhi and Vahan, the Vehicle, hence the 6th principle; in Kosmos all the suns
  --
  bull (Taurus), trying to push away with the ansated cross on its horns, a Dragon; the more so, since
  this constellation of Taurus was called 'the great city of God and The Mother of revelations,' and also
  'the interpreter of the divine voice,' the Apis pacis of Hermoutis, in Egypt, which (as the patristic

BOOK_I._--_PART_II._THE_EVOLUTION_OF_SYMBOLISM_IN_ITS_APPROXIMATE_ORDER, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  "Jehovah," in its best aspect is Binah, "the Upper mediating Mother, the Great Sea or Holy Spirit;"
  therefore rather a synonym of Mary, The Mother of Jesus, than of his Father; that "Mother, being the
  Latin Mare" the Sea is here also, Venus, the Stella del Mare, or "Star of the Sea."
  --
  Venus, and that the pagan rites, proclaimed and practised in honour of those goddesses, were in a good
  measure transferred to The Mother of Christ," the advocate of Rome answers: -"That such is the fact, and that it is just as it should be and quite natural. As the dogma,
  http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/sd/sd1-2-09.htm (14 von 17) [06.05.2003 03:32:20]
  --
  
  "Was The Mother of time, as Kep; whence Kepti and Sebti for the two times and number
  seven. So this is the star of the Seven by name. Sevekt (Kronos), the Son of the goddess,
  --
  Rakshasas, the tempters and the Devourers of men. Pisacha (female Demon) is a daughter of Daksha,
  a "Son of God" too, and a God, and The Mother of all the Pisachas (Padma Purana). The Demons, so
  called in the Puranas, are very extraordinary devils when judged from the standpoint of European and
  --
  only (the mother) which is substantial, the former being the "cause of all unity and measure of all
  things" (Vit. Pyth. p. 47); the Duad (Mulaprakriti, the VEIL) being thus shown to be The Mother of the
  Logos and, at the same time, his daughter -- i.e., the object of his perception -- the produced
  --
  physical Self, for this light is the permutation, in our manifested world, of Mulaprakriti, called Aditi in
  the Vedas. In its third aspect it becomes Vach,*** the daughter and The Mother of the Logos, as Isis is
  the daughter and The Mother of Osiris, who is Horus; and Mout, the daughter, wife, and mother of
  Ammon, in the Egyptian Moon-glyph. In the Kabala, Sephira is the same as Shekinah, and is, in
  --
  Vach -- the "Queen of gods"; and she is associated -- like Sephira with the Sephiroth -- with the
  Prajapati in their work of creation. Moreover, she is called "The Mother of the Vedas," "since it is
  through her power (as mystic speech) that Brahma revealed them, and also owing to her power that he
  --
  ** Objective -- in the world of Maya, of course; still as real as we are.
  *** "In the course of cosmic manifestation, this Daiviprakriti, instead of being The Mother of the
  Logos, should, strictly speaking, be called his daughter." ("Notes on the Bhagavat-Gita," p. 305,
  --
  the adepts in general are on firm ground. Whether as Aditi, or the divine Sophia of the Greek Gnostics,
  she is The Mother of the seven sons: the "Angels of the Face," of the "Deep," or the "Great Green One"
  of the "Book of the Dead." Says the Book of Dzyan (Knowledge through meditation) -"The great mother lay with
  --
  (rebirths) of gods and demons (Spirits) on a higher plane. Water is, in another sense, the feminine
  principle. Venus Aphrodite is the personified Sea, and The Mother of the god of love, the generator of
  all the gods as much as the Christian Virgin Mary is Mare (the sea), The Mother of the Western God of
  Love, Mercy and Charity. If the student of Esoteric philosophy thinks deeply over the subject he is

Book_of_Genesis, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  
  20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become The Mother of all the living.
  
  --
  
  59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men. 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou The Mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them. 61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
  

Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text), #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The Monster Acheron
  The Mother of Tortoises
  The Nagas
  --
  
  The Mother of Tortoises
  Twenty-two centuries before the Christian era, the good emperor Y the Great travelled and measured with his steps
  --
  Historians tell that the manner in which he divided his territory was revealed to him by a supernatural or sacred Tortoise that arose from the bed of a river. There are those who
  claim that this amphibious creature, The Mother of all Tortoises, was made of water and fire; others attribute a less
  common substance to it: starlight of the constellation

COSA_BOOK_I, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
   As a boy, then, I had already heard of an eternal life, promised us through the humility of the Lord our God stooping to our pride; and even from the womb of my mother, who greatly hoped in Thee, I was sealed with the mark of His cross and salted with His salt. Thou sawest, Lord, how while yet a boy, being seized on a time with sudden oppression of the stomach, and like near to death--Thou sawest, my God (for Thou wert my keeper), with what eagerness and what faith I sought, from the pious care of my mother and Thy Church, The Mother of us all, the baptism of
  Thy Christ, my God and Lord. Whereupon The Mother of my flesh, being much troubled (since, with a heart pure in Thy faith, she even more lovingly travailed in birth of my salvation), would in eager haste have provided for my consecration and cleansing by the health-giving sacraments, confessing Thee, Lord Jesus, for the remission of sins, unless I had suddenly recovered. And so, as if I must needs be again polluted should I live, my cleansing was deferred, because the defilements of sin would, after that washing, bring greater and more perilous guilt. I then already believed: and my mother, and the whole household, except my father: yet did not he prevail over the power of my mother's piety in me, that as he did not yet believe, so neither should I. For it was her earnest care that Thou my God, rather than he, shouldest be my father; and in this Thou didst aid her to prevail over her husband, whom she, the better, obeyed, therein also obeying Thee, who hast so commanded.
  

DS1, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  Chiang Wei-nung says, When people believe something, they say it is thus. When they dont believe something, they say, it is not thus. The Avatamsaka Sutra says, Belief marks the beginning of the Path. It is The Mother of virtues and protector of all good dharmas. (6) Belief is the first gate on the Path. Hence, this expression is placed at the very beginning.
  

Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   exile!
   But the children of Cain have revolted against The Mother of Abel; they
   have enslaved their mother.
  --
   traverse the shadows of old Chaos, the waves of soft, clear light,
   flowing from the black teats of The Mother of the gods, from which hang
   the two children, Eros and Anteros. He says the song of Adonis
  --
   right that cowardly knaves should esteem bold brigands.
   Boldness united to intelligence is The Mother of all successes in this
   world. To undertake, one must know; to accomplish, one must will; to

Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   destroyed.
   68. Unpraised by men and humble is The Mother of all rivers, in
   Tirthika's proud sight; empty the human form though filled with amrta's

Magick_Without_Tears_(text), #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  
  The History of Magick has never been seriously attempted. For one reason, only initiates pledged to secrecy know much about it; for another, every historian has been talking about some more or less conventional idea of Magick, not of the thing itself. But Magick has led the world from before the beginning of history, if only for the reason that Magick has always been The Mother of Science. It is, therefore, of extreme importance that some effort should be made to understand something of the subject; and there is, therefore, no apology necessary for essaying this brief outline of its historical aspects.
  
  --
  
  La Terre to him is indeed The Mother of all men, sole source of our essential nourishment, the earth to which we are all bound in chains by our inexorable bodies, our ineluctable need of life and death.
  
  --
  
  Before cursing my way to dinner oh! how I hate the need of food unless I am practising the "Ninth Art" and disguise myself as a gourmet I must mention the letter M. This is the only letter that can be pronounced with the lips firmly closed; it is the beginning of speech, and so The Mother of the Alphabet. (Distinguish from N, the letter of the Female). Look up Magick again; Chapter VII (pp. 45-49) gives a good account of M in discussing AUM. Note, too, the root MU "to be silent," form which we have the words Mystic, Mystery and others. As the letter of the Mother it appears to this day in nature everywhere, the first call of the child to "Mamma." In nearly every language, moreover, the word for Mother is based on M. Madar, Mere, Mutter, Umm, AMA or AIMA and the rest.
  

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  This myth is typical of archaic descriptions of reality. What does it mean to say that the Sumerians
  believed that the world emerged from a primordial sea, which was The Mother of all, and that the sky and
  the earth were separated by the act of a deity? We do not know. Our abysmal ignorance in this regard has
  --
  easily perceived as one. The Vierge Ouvrante is a strange work, from the standard Christian perspective,
  as it portrays Mary, The Mother of God, as superordinate to God the Father and Christ the son. That
  superordinate position is perfectly valid, however, from the more general mythological perspective
  --
  2.3.4. The Great Mother: Images of the Unknown, or Unexplored Territory
  The Mother of Songs, The Mother of our whole seed, bore us in the beginning. She is The Mother of all
  races of men and The Mother of all tribes. She is The Mother of the thunder, The Mother of the rivers, the
  mother of trees and of all kinds of things. She is The Mother of songs and dances. She is The Mother of the
  older brother stones. She is The Mother of the grain and The Mother of all things. She is The Mother of the
  younger brother Frenchmen and of the strangers. She is The Mother of the dance paraphernalia and of all
  temples, and the only mother we have. She is The Mother of the animals, the only one, and The Mother of the
  Milky Way. It was the mother herself who began to baptize. She gave us the limestone coca dish. She is the
  mother of the rain, the only one we have. She alone is The Mother of all things, she alone. And the mother
  has left a memory in all the temples. With her sons, the saviors, she left songs and dances as a reminder.
  --
  In another cosmogonic fragment (chap. 25),. the Tao is denominated an undifferentiated and perfect
  being, born before Heaven and Earth.... We can consider it The Mother of this world, but I do not know
  its name; I will call it Tao; and if it must be named, its name will be: the Immense (ta). The
  --
  equivalent to that of the Terrible Mother. The beneficient aspect of the matrix of all things the eternally
  fecund virgin (because eternally renewed), The Mother of the savior serves as the embodiment of the
  helpful source; serves as constant aid to painful travail, tragic suffering, and existential concern.
  --
  dependent on nothing, unchanging, all-pervading, unfailing.
  One may think of it as The Mother of all things under Heaven.436
  Such non-existence appears as an inevitable consequence of the absence of limitation, or of opposition.
  --
  The unknown appears only when there has been error. The fascist says, I know everything there is to
  know and cannot, therefore, make an error. But error is The Mother of all things. The inability to admit to
  imperfection, therefore, means withdrawal from every informative situation. This means death of continued
  --
  dead! people shout to the weeping mother. The priest, who has come out of the cathedral to meet the
  procession, looks perplexed and frowns. But now The Mother of the dead child throws herself at His feet,
  wailing, If it is truly You, give me back my child! and she stretches out her hands to Him. The procession stops. They put the coffin down at His feet. He looks down with compassion, His lips form the
  --
  Annam, in India and in the Indian archipelago. The peasants of Tonkin have a saying: Black bronze is
  The Mother of gold. Gold is engendered naturally by bronze. But this transmutation can materialize only
  if the bronze has lain a sufficiently long period in the bosom of the earth...603
  --
  sea, toad, fish or dragon, lioness, earth, depth, the cross, death and matter:
  ... it is the moon, The Mother of all things, the vessel, it consists of opposites, has a thousand names, is
  an old woman and a whore, as Mater Alchimia it is wisdom and teaches wisdom, it contains the elixir of
  life in potentia and is The Mother of the Savior and of the filius Macrocosma, it is the earth and the
  serpent hidden in the earth, the blackness and the dew and the miraculous water which brings together

Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text), #Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  he marries again. Or perhaps his child has died, and he weeps; but in a short while everything has
  slipped out of his memory. And The Mother of the child, who has been so overwhelmed with grief, is
  again looking to her toilet, and wearing ornaments and jewels. Parents are impoverished by their
  --
  then the fire of Viveka (discrimination) burns steadily in them.
  347. In the Puranas, we are told that when Uma, The Mother of the universe, incarnated Herself as the
  daughter of the Himalayas, She blessed Her father with the vision of the various manifestations of the
  --
  the Eternal One, Sachchidananda, remains ever beyond our ken.
  The Divine Sakti has two aspectsVidya and Avidya. Avidya deludes and is The Mother of KaminiKanchana 'woman and gold'; and it binds. But Vidya is the source of devotion, kindness, knowledge and
  love, and it takes us towards God.
  --
  of his error. When the grace of God descends, every man will understand his own mistakes.
  485. One day the Master was heard talking to The Mother of the universe, in a God-intoxicated state
  "Mother, everyone says, 'My watch keeps correct time.' The Christians, the Hindus, the Mohammedans,
  --
  When Ramachandra entered the city of the Rakshasas (demons) after the destruction of Ravana, the old
  Nikasha1 (The Mother of Ravana) began to run away. Lakshmana said, "How is this, Rama? This Nikasha
  is so very aged and has suffered so much from the loss of her sons, and yet she is afraid of losing her
  --
  once in a state in which I used to perceive this every instant. Without understanding this state of mine,
  people came to pacify me. The Mother of Ramlal wept. Looking at her, I felt that the Mother Who is in
  the temple has Herself come dressed as she. I rolled with laughter and said: "How beautifully you have
  --
  was a mark of the scratch on the cheek of his divine mother, Parvati, Seeing this he asked her, 'Mother,
  how did you get this ugly scar on your cheek?' The Mother of the universe replied, 'This is the work of
  your hand; it is the scratch of your nail.' Ganesh asked in wonder, 'How is it, Mother? I do not remember

Tablet_1_-, #The Epic of Gilgamesh, #Anonymous, #Various
  and you made it compete with me."
  The Mother of Gilgamesh, the wise, all-knowing, said to her Lord;
  Rimat-Ninsun, the wise, all-knowing, said to Gilgamesh:
  --
  "and you made it compete with me."
  The Mother of Gilgamesh, the wise, all-knowing, said to her son;
  Rimat-Ninsun, the wise, all-knowing, said to Gilgamesh:

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  "By the Names of the Lord and hers they shaped and measured the force
  of The Mother of Light; wearing might after might of that Force as a
  robe the lords of Maya shaped out Form in this Being.
  --
  
  DR. MANILAL: In a Jain story it is said that The Mother of our first
  Tirthankara was born as a banana tree. By the side of that tree there was another tree full of thorns. Those thorns used to prick the banana tree so much

the_Eternal_Wisdom, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  6) I am The Mother of pure love and of science and of sacred hope. ~ Ecclesiastious
  
  --
  
  15) Something beyond our power of discrimination existed before Heaven and Earth. How profound is its calm! How absolute its immateriality! It alone exists and does not change; It penetrates all and It does not perish. It may be regarded as The Mother of the universe. For myself I know not Its name, but to give it a name I call It Tao. ~ Lao-tse
  
  --
  
  33) Fear pleasure, it is The Mother of grief. ~ Solon
  

The_Gospel_According_to_John, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  
  1 On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and The Mother of Jesus was there;
  2 Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples.
  3 When the wine failed, The Mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."
  4 And Jesus said to her, "O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come."

The_Gospel_According_to_Luke, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  
  The first two chapters of Luke are known as his Infancy Narrative, for it describes in great detail the conception and childhood of Jesus, often through the eyes of his mother Mary. With her consent (1:38) to be The Mother of Our Lord, Mary faithfully serves the purpose of God. She then visits her hospitable cousin Elizabeth, who exclaims "Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb" (1:42). Several of our Marian beliefs are based on the Infancy Narrative. Indeed, the Hail Mary prayer as well as several Mysteries of the Rosary are derived from Luke's Gospel. The only time that Jesus speaks as a child in the New Testament is recorded in Luke's Infancy Narrative (2:49).
  
  --
  "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
  43 And why is this granted me, that The Mother of my Lord should come to me?
  
  --
  
  49 While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master. 50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. 51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and The Mother of the maiden. 52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. 53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. 54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. 55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat. 56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.
  
  --
  
  1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; 5 and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise. 8 And they remembered his words, 9 and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary The Mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the apostles; 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.
  The Road to Emmaus

The_Gospel_According_to_Mark, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  
  40 There were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary The Mother of James the Less and Joses, and Salome. 41 When He was in Galilee, they used to follow Him and minister to Him; and there were many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.
  The Burial of Jesus
  
  42 When evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. 44 Pilate wondered if He was dead by this time, and summoning the centurion, he questioned him as to whether He was already dead. 45 And ascertaining this from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. 46 Joseph bought a linen cloth, took Him down, wrapped Him in the linen cloth and laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary The Mother of Joses were looking on to see where He was laid.
  
  --
  
  1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary The Mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" 4 Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large. 5 Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed.
  

The_Gospel_According_to_Matthew, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  
  The Gospel begins with the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the son of Abraham (1:1). Matthew names five women in the Genealogy: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, the wife of Uriah (Bathsheba), and Mary, The Mother of Jesus. The genealogy regularly notes the male who fathers a child, but Matthew delivers an exact statement when he reaches Joseph, "the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born" (1:16). The relative pronoun "of whom" in Greek is , which clearly refers to Mary, for it is specific to the feminine gender! And the passive voice of the verb - "was born" - is the only passive among the forty occurrences of in the genealogy, which prepares the way for the divine conception and natural birth of Jesus Christ in 2:1.
  
  --
  17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, 18 "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death, 19 and deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day."
  The Mother of James and John
  
  20 Then The Mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him, with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. 21 And he said to her, "What do you want?" She said to him, "Command that these two sons of mine may sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom." 22 But Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?" They said to him, "We are able." 23 He said to them, "You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father." 24 And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them to him and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. 26 It shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever would be first among you must be your slave; 28 even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
  The Blind Men of Jericho
  --
  
  55 There were also many women there, looking on from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him; 56 among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary The Mother of James and Joseph, and The Mother of the sons of Zebedee.
  Burial

The_Immortal, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Subsequent events have so distorted the memory of our first days that now they are impossible to put straight. We set out from Arsino and entered the ardent desert. We crossed the lands of the Troglodytes, who devour serpents and lack all verbal commerce; the land of the Garamantas, whose women are held in common and whose food is lions; the land of the Augiles, who worship only Tartarus.
  We ranged the width and breadth of other deserts - deserts of black sand, where the traveler must usurp the hours of the night, for the fervency of the day is unbearable. From afar I made out the mountain which gives its name to the Ocean; on its slopes grows the euphorbia, an antidote to poisons, and on its peak live the Satyrs, a nation of wild and rustic men given to lasciviousness. That the bosom of those barbaric lands, where the Earth is The Mother of monsters, might succor a famous city - such a thing seemed unthinkable to us all. Thus we continued with our march, for to have regressed would have been to dishonor ourselves. Some of the men, those who were most temerarious, slept with their faces exposed to the moon; soon they burned with fever. With the depraved water of the watering holes others drank up insanity and death. Then began the desertions; a short time afterward, the mutinies. In repressing them I did not hesitate to employ severity. In that I acted justly, but a centurion warned me that the mutineers (keen to avenge the crucifixion of one of their number) were weaving a plot for my death. I fled the camp with the few soldiers who were loyal to me; in the desert, among whirlwinds of sand and the vast night, we became separated. A Cretan arrow rent my flesh. For several days I wandered without finding water - or one huge day multiplied by the sun, thirst, and the fear of thirst. I left my path to the will of my horse. At dawn, the distance bristled with pyramids and towers. I dreamed, unbearably, of a small and orderly labyrinth at whose center lay a well; my hands could almost touch it, my eyes see it, but so bewildering and entangled were the turns that I knew I would die before I reached it.
  II

Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra_text, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  prudence: I spare the vain more than the proud. Is not
  hurt vanity The Mother of all tragedies? But where pride
  is hurt, there something better than pride is likely to

Verses_of_Vemana, #is Book, #Vemana, #unset
  
  The Mother of the (setti) washerman caste washes menstrous garments, their father, great as he carries about grain. What is the pomp of these sons of asses?
  
  --
  
  In this world thou attain possession--the written documents form the strongest instrument of right. Consider enjoyment as The Mother of the title deed.
  

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