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The Secret Of The Veda
Veda an image of the Gods, the male power in Nature. Again, the bull is vihana • of Siva.
Vedana: Feeling; sensation; knowledge; percept (a Buddhistic terminology).
Vedanasakti: Power of cognition or sensation.
Vedana (Sanskrit) Vedanā [from the verbal root vid to know] Perception or knowledge conveyed by the senses, sensation. The sixth nidana and the second skandha.
Vedanaskandha: Group of feeling (a Buddhistic term).
Vedanga: An auxiliary to the Vedas. The Vedangas are six in number: 1. Siksha The science of proper articulation and pronunciation. 2. Kalpa Rituals and ceremonies. 3. Vyakarana Grammar. 4. Nirukta Etymological explanation of different Vedic words. 5. Chhandas The science of prosody. 6. Jyotisha Astronomy.
Vedanta: (lit.) The end of the Vedas; the Upanishads; the school of Hindu thoughts (based primarily on the Upanishads) upholding the doctrine of either pure non-dualism or conditional non-dualism; (the original text of this school is Vedanta-darsana or Uttaramimamsa or the Brahma-sutras compiled by sage Vyasa.)
Vedanta(Sanskrit) ::: From the Upanishads and from other parts of the wonderful cycle of Vedic literature, theancient sages of India produced what is called today the Vedanta -- a compound word meaning "the end(or completion) of the Veda" -- that is to say, instruction in the final and most perfect exposition of themeaning of the Vedic tenets.The Vedanta is the highest form that the Brahmanical teachings have taken, and under the name of theUttara-Mimamsa attributed to Vyasa, the compiler of the Vedas, the Vedanta is perhaps the noblest ofthe six Indian schools of philosophy. The Avatara Sankaracharya has been the main popularizer of theVedantic system of philosophical thought, and the type of Vedantic doctrine taught by him is what istechnically called the Advaita-Vedanta or nondualistic.The Vedanta may briefly be described as a system of mystical philosophy derived from the efforts ofsages through many generations to interpret the sacred or esoteric meaning of the Upanishads. In itsAdvaita form the Vedanta is in many, if not all, respects exceedingly close to, if not identical with, someof the mystical forms of Buddhism in central Asia. The Hindus call the Vedanta Brahma-jnana.
Vedanta (Sanskrit) Vedānta The end or completion of the Veda; the final, most perfect exposition of the Vedic tenets. As Uttara-mimansa, one of the six Darsanas or Hindu schools of philosophy, it is said to have been founded by the compiler of the Vedas, Vyasa. Sankaracharya is the main popularizer of the Advaita or nondualistic Vedantic philosophy, which is virtually identical with Central Asian Buddhism.
Vedanta Sutra ::: see Brahmasutra
Vedantasutras: See Brahmasutras. Vedantic: Adjective, "belonging to the Vedanta" (q.v.). Vedic: (Skr.) Adjective, referring to the Vedas (q.v.) or the period that generated them, considered closed about 500 B.C. -- K.F.L.
Vedanta: The best known and most popular formulation of Hindu mystic philosophy, which teaches that the phenomenal world is mere illusion and has only seeming reality, as have also the apparent individual selves of the world, and there is but one self, Brahman-Atman; he who knows “that, soul art thou,” attains moksha and is released from the wheel of existence.
Vedanta: The "end of the Veda" (q.v.), used both in the literal sense and that of final goal, or meaning. Applied to the Upanishads (q.v.) and various systems of thought based upon them. Specifically the doctrine elaborated in the Brahmasutras of Badarayana, restated, reinterpreted, and changed by later philosophers, notably Sankara, Ramanuja, Nimbarka, Madhva, and Vallabha (which see). The central theme is that enunciated in the Upanishads of the relation between world soul and individual soul or self. Within the Vedanta, a number of solutions were found and taught with varying success. Sankara supposed God and soul identical (see advaita), Madhva different (see dvaita), Ramanuja different yet identical (see visistadvaita), Vallabha had a theory of obscuration, etc. -- K.F.L.
Vedantic tradition which leans entirely on the Ishvara aspect of the Divine and speaks little of the Divine Mother because its object is to draw back from world-nature and arrive at the sup- reme realisation beyond it.
Vedanti: One who follows the path of Vedantic Sadhana.
Veda, plural Vedas: (Skr. knowledge) Collectively the ancient voluminous, sacred literature of India (in bulk prior to 1000 B.C.), composed of Rigveda (hymns to gods), Samaveda (priests' chants), Yajurveda (sacrificial formulae), and Atharvaveda (magical chants), which among theosophic speculations contain the first philosophic insights. Generally recognized as an authority even in philosophy, extended and supplemented later by sutras (q.v.) and various accessory textbooks on grammar, astronomy, medicine, etc., called Vedangas ("members of the Veda") and the philosophical treatises, such as the Upanishads (q.v.). -- K.F.L.
Vedas and Upanishads
Veda (Sanskrit) Veda [from the verbal root vid to know] Knowledge; the most ancient and sacred Sanskrit works of the Hindus. Almost every hymn or division of a Veda is ascribed to various authors. It is generally believed that these subdivisions were revealed orally to the rishis or sages whose respective names they bear; hence the body of the Veda is known as sruti (what was heard) or divine revelation. The very names of these Vedic sages, such as Vasishtha, Visvamitra, and Narada, all of which belong to men born in far distant ages, shows that millennia must have elapsed between the different dates of their composition. Krishna Sastri Godbole proves by astronomical data and mathematics that the Vedas must have been taught at least 25,000 years ago (cf Theosophist 2:238). Hindus claim that the Veda was taught orally for thousands of years, and then finally compiled by Veda-Vyasa 3,200 years ago, on the shores of the sacred lake Manasa-sarovara beyond the Himalayas in what is now Tibet (TG 362). Though compiled at that date their previous antiquity is sufficiently proved by the fact that they are written in an ancient form of Sanskrit, different from the Sanskrit of known later writings.
Vedas, dating from 1000 BC, consisting of spells, prayers, charms, and hymns &
Vedas, dating from 1700 BC, consisting of hymns, portions of hymns, and detached verses to be sung &
Vedas, dating from 2000 BC or earlier, consisting of several mythological and poetical accounts of the origin of the world, hymns praising the gods, and ancient prayers for life and prosperity; "praise verse"
Vedas, dating from between 1400-1000 BC, consisting of formulas &
Vedas, detailing the proper performance of rituals
Veda(s)(Sanskrit) ::: From a verbal root vid signifying "to know." These are the most ancient and the most sacredliterary and religious works of the Hindus. Veda as a word may be described as "divine knowledge." TheVedas are four in number: the Rig-Veda, the Yajur-Veda, the Sama-Veda, and the Atharva-Veda, thislast being commonly supposed to be of later date than the former three.Manu in his Work on Law always speaks of the three Vedas, which he calls "the ancient triple Brahman"-- sanatanam trayam brahma." Connected with the Vedas is a large body of other works of variouskinds, liturgical, ritualistic, exegetical, and mystical, the Veda itself being commonly divided into twogreat portions, outward and inner: the former called the karma-kanda, the "Section of Works," and thelatter called jnana-kanda or "Section of Wisdom."The authorship of the Veda is not unitary, but almost every hymn or division of a Veda is ascribed to adifferent author or rather to various authors; but they are supposed to have been compiled in their presentform by Veda-Vyasa. There is no question in the minds of learned students of theosophy that the Vedasrun back in their origins to enormous antiquity, thousands of years before the beginning of what is knownin the Occident as the Christian era, whatever Occidental scholars may have to say in objection to thisstatement. Hindu pandits themselves claim that the Veda was taught orally for thousands of years, andthen finally compiled on the shores of the sacred lake Manasa-Sarovara, beyond the Himalayas in adistrict of what is now Tibet.
Vedas, she is the Mother of the gods from whose cosmic matrix the heavenly bodies were born
Vedas, the drink and the plant refer to the same entity, and is perceived as a giver of immortality, a healthy and long life, offspring, happiness, courage, strength, victory over enemies, wisdom, understanding and creativity
Veda: The generic name for the most ancient sacred literature of the Hindus, consisting of the four collections called (1) Rig Veda, hymns to gods, (2) Sama Veda, priests’ chants, (3) Yajur Veda, sacrificial formulae in prose, and (4) Atharva Veda, magical chants; each Veda is divided into two broad divisions, viz. (1) Mantra, hymns, and (2) Brahmana, precepts, which include (a) Aranyakas, theology, and (b) Upanishads, philosophy; the Vedas are classified as revealed literature; they contain the first philosophical insights and are regarded as the final authority; tradition makes Vyasa the compiler and arranger of the Vedas in their present form; the Vedic period is conservatively estimated to have begun about 1500 to 1000 B.C.
Veda: The highest authority among the Aryans of India; it is held that this was never written by anyone and it is, therefore, free from the imperfections to which human productions are subject. When it is forgotten, it is reproduced by Rishis by doing meditation. As the sounds forming the text of the Veda occur in the same order and are pronounced in the same manner, it is said to be eternal; it teaches who and what Brahman is, and how He should be worshipped. Smritis, Itihasas and Puranas only amplify its teaching. It is the most ancient, authentic scripture of the Hindus.
Veda-vyasa. See VYASA
vedaisca vedyah ::: that which is known by all the books of Knowledge. [Gita 15.15]
veda ::: knowledge; knowledge of the Divine; the book of knowledge; [especially, Veda: a generic name for the most ancient Indian sacred literature, i.e. the Rg-veda, Yajur-veda,Sama-veda and Atharva-veda, each of these being divided into two portions, mantra and brahmana; the term " Veda" is generally reserved for the mantras or metrical hymns, especially those of the Rg-veda].
veda ::: knowledge, true or sacred knowledge; knowledge of sacred ritual; sacred scriptures of the Hindus (Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sama-Veda and Atharva-Veda).
veda. ::: knowledge; wisdom; understanding; revealed scripture
vedalla. (S. vaidalya). In Pāli, “extended” scriptures. See VAIPULYA.
vedanā. (T. tshor ba; C. shou; J. ju; K. su 受). In Sanskrit and Pāli, “sensation” or “sensory feeling”; the physical or mental sensations that accompany all moments of sensory consciousness. Sensations are always understood as being one of three: pleasurable, painful, or neutral (lit. “neither pleasant nor unpleasant”). Sensation is listed as one of the ten “mental factors of wide extent” (MAHĀBHŪMIKA) in the SARVĀSTIVĀDA ABHIDHARMA, one of the five “omnipresent” (SARVATRAGA) “mental constituents” (CAITTA) in the YOGĀCĀRA system, and one of the seven universal mental factors (lit. mental factors common to all) (sabbacittasādhāraṇa cetasika) in the Pāli ABHIDHAMMA. It is said universally to accompany all moments of sensory consciousness. Sensation is also listed as the second of the five aggregates (SKANDHA) and the seventh constituent in the twelvefold chain of dependent origination (PRATĪTYASAMUTPĀDA). The “contemplation of sensations” (S. vedanānupaśyanā, P. vedanānupassanā) is the second of the four foundations of mindfulness (S. SMṚTYUPASTHĀNA, P. satipaṭṭhāna) and involves being mindful (see S. SMṚTI, P. sati) of physical and mental sensations that are pleasurable, painful, and neutral.
vedanga ::: [a "limb of the Veda", one of six sciences auxiliary to the Veda: chanting, ritual, grammar, etymological interpretation, prosody, astrology].
vedanta ::: n. --> A system of philosophy among the Hindus, founded on scattered texts of the Vedas, and thence termed the "Anta," or end or substance.
vedanta. ::: "the end of the Vedas"; the philosophy based primarily on the
vedanta ::: the "end or culmination of the Veda", the Upanisads (which occur at the end of the Veda) ; a system of philosophy based on the Upanisads teaching the culminating knowledge of the Absolute, considered (sometimes under the name uttara-mimamsa) to be one of the six darsanas].
veda ::: n. --> The ancient sacred literature of the Hindus; also, one of the four collections, called Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sama-Veda, and Atharva-Veda, constituting the most ancient portions of that literature.
vedantic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the Vedas.
vedantin. ::: a follower of vedanta
vedantist ::: n. --> One versed in the doctrines of the Vedantas.
vedas. ::: the most ancient Hindu scriptures which state that all matter is derived from consciousness; the system of knowledge which perceives the universe as an intelligent, conscious whole; the four Vedas are the
vedavada ::: [the gospel of the (ritualistic) Veda, as opposed to the brahmavada]
vedavid vedantakrt ::: knower of Veda and the author of Vedanta. [cf. Gita 15.15]
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1:I purify earth and heaven by the Truth. ~ Rig Veda,
2:Whence come these beings? What is this creation? ~ Rig Veda,
3:Who knoweth these things? Who can speak of them? ~ Rig Veda,
4:The Being that is one, sages speak of in many terms. ~ Rig Veda,
5:The standard of success is whether you've pleased God. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,
6:Limitation is mortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, The Doctrine of the Mystics,
7:That the world is a divine game and beyond good and evil: in this the Vedanta and Heraclitus are my predecessors. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
8:What is that, knowing which we will know everything?
- Vedas? ~ Swami Vivekananda, Rajayoga, 36,
9:O seeing Flame, thou carriest man of the crooked ways into the abiding truth and the knowledge. ~ Rig Veda,
10:Mortal delight has its mortal danger. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, The Guardians of the Light,
11:Limited and divided being is ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, The Doctrine of the Mystics,
12:By Truth is the progress towards the Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, The Ashwins, Lords of Bliss,
13:Falsehood is merely a wrong placing of the Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, The Victory of the Fathers,
14:All our existence is a constant creation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Surya Savitri, Creator and Increaser,
15:Truth is followed as the path to the divine beatitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, To Bhaga Savitri, the Enjoyer,
16:The whole Vedanta is contained in the two Biblical statements "I am that I am" and "Be still and know that I am God." ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
17:All world is expression or manifestation, creation by the Word. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Brihaspati, Power of the Soul,
18:That which refuses to give itself, is still the food of the cosmic Powers ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Agni, the Illumined Will,
19:Self-fulfilment by self-immolation, to grow by giving is the universal law. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Agni, the Illumined Will,
20:Force and Love united and both illumined by Knowledge fulfil God in the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Agni, the Illumined Will,
21:Love illuminated fulfils the harmony which is the goal of the divine movement. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Agni, the Illumined Will,
22:The self or spirit has the joy of its own existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Himself and the Ashram, Vedanta and Other Paths of Self-Realisation,
23:Extended within the Infinite,...headless and footless, concealing his two ends. - Rig Veda
~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Boundaries of the Ignorance,
24:A Veda-knower of the unwritten book
Perusing the mystic scripture of her forms,
He had caught her hierophant significances, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
25:Equality of soul created by the surrender to the universal Wisdom gives us a supreme peace and calm. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Agni, the Illumined Will,
26:Nothing has to be rejected, all has to be raised to the pure levels of the divine consciousness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Indra and the Thought-Forces,
27:All things have their justifiable cause of being, their good use and their right enjoyment. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Surya Savitri, Creator and Increaser,
28:Once the Ananda, the divine delight in all things is attained, it sets right all the distortions, all the evil of the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, To Bhaga Savitri, the Enjoyer,
29:Man cannot seize or hold at once all that the illumination brings to him; it has to be repeated constantly so that he may grow in the light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, The Ashwins, Lords of Bliss,
30:The Vedantic formula of the Self in all things, all things in the Self and all things as becomings of the Self is the key to this richer and all-embracing Yoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Threefold Life,
31:Tantra is only valuable in so far as it enables us to give effect to Vedanta & in itself it has no value or necessity at all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest, To Motilal Roy,
32:The source of all error is misapplication, wrong placing of truth, wrong arrangement, wrong relation, wrong positing in time and place, object and order. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, To Bhaga Savitri, the Enjoyer,
33:Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation.
~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, The Bhagavad Gita,
34:In the same Upanishad, Agni is invoked for purely moral functions as the purifier from sin, the leader of the soul by the good path to the divine Bliss, and he seems to be identified with the power of the will and responsible for human actions
~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret Of The Veda, ,
35:I have created all worlds at my will, without being urged by any higher being, and I dwell within them. I permeate the earth and heaven, all created entities with my greatness, and dwell in them as eternal and infinite consciousness.
~ Devi Sukta, Rigveda 10.125.8, Translated by June McDaniel,
36:The Master of Wisdom in his first coming to birth in the supreme ether of the great Light, - many his births, seven his mouths of the Word, seven his Rays, - scatters the darknesses with his cry. Rig Veda.3 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Out of the Sevenfold Ignorance towards the Sevenfold Knowledge,
37:368. The Vedanta is God's lamp to lead thee out of this night of bondage and egoism; but when the light of Veda has dawned in thy soul, then even that divine lamp thou needest not, for now thou canst walk freely and surely in a high and eternal sunlight.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human, Karma, [T8],
38:There are gods of the Overmind who are the great creators of the earth - until now. There are the gods of the Vedas who are mentioned in everything that has come down from the Rishis. And there are the gods of the Supermind, those who are going to manifest on earth, although of course they exist from all eternity on their own plane. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958,
39:...the conception of a Truth-consciousness supramental and divine, the invocation of the gods as powers of the Truth to raise man out of the falsehoods of the mortal mind, the attainment in and by this Truth of an immortal state of perfect good and felicity and the inner sacrifice and offering of what one has and is by the mortal to the Immortal as the means of the divine consummation.
~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret Of The Veda, ,
40:In researching this problem, I did an extensive data search of several hundred hierarchies, taken from systems theory, ecological science, Kabalah, developmental psychology, Yo-gachara Buddhism, moral development, biological evolution, Vedanta Hinduism, Neo-Confucianism, cosmic and stellar evolution, Hwa Yen, the Neoplatonic corpus-an entire spectrum of premodern, modern, and postmodern nests.
~ Ken Wilber, Marriage of Sense and Soul, 1998,
41:Agni is the power of conscious Being, called by us will, effective behind the workings of mind and body. Agni is the strong God within (maryah, the strong, the masculine) who puts out his strength against all assailing powers, who forbids inertia, who repels every failing of heart and force, who spurns out all lack of manhood. Agni actualises what otherwise remain as an ineffectual thought or aspiration.
~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret Of The Veda,
42:There, where millions of Krishnas stand with hands folded, Where millions of Vishnus bow their heads, Where millions of Brahmâs are reading the Vedas, Where millions of Shivas are lost in contemplation, Where millions of Indras dwell in the sky, Where the demi-gods and the munis are unnumbered, Where millions of Saraswatis, Goddess of Music, play on the vina— There is my Lord self-revealed: and the scent of sandal and flowers dwells in those deeps. ~ Kabir,
43: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,
44:Threefold are those supreme births of this divine force that is in the world, they are true, they are desirable; he moves there wide-overt within the Infinite and shines pure, luminous and fulfilling. . . . That which is immortal in mortals and possessed of the truth, is a god and established inwardly as an energy working out in our divine powers. . . . Become high-uplifted, O Strength, pierce all veils, manifest in us the things of the Godhead. Vamadeva - Rig Veda.2 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
45:She follows to the goal of those that are passing on beyond, she is the first in the eternal succession of the dawns that are coming, - Usha widens bringing out that which lives, awakening someone who was dead. . . . What is her scope when she harmonises with the dawns that shone out before and those that now must shine? She desires the ancient mornings and fulfils their light; projecting forwards her illumination she enters into communion with the rest that are to come.
~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, [Kutsu Angirasa - Rig Veda I. 113. 8, 10,
46:They climb Indra like a ladder. As one mounts peak after peak, there becomes clear the much that has still to be done. Indra brings consciousness of That as the goal.
Like a hawk, a kite He settles on the Vessel and upbears it; in His stream of movement He discovers the Rays, for He goes bearing his weapons: He cleaves to the ocean surge of the waters; a great King, He declares the fourth status. Like a mortal purifying his body, like a war-horse galloping to the conquest of riches He pours calling through all the sheath and enters these vessels. Rig Veda.2 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, 1.26,
47:God is, is the first seed of Yoga. It is Tat Sat of the Vedanta. I am, is the second seed. It is So'ham of the Upanishads. God is infinite self-existence, self-conscious force of existence, self-diffused or self-concentrated delight of existence; I too am that infinite self-existence, self-consciousness, self-force, self-delight; this is the double third seed. It is Sachchidananda of the worldwide transcendental conclusion of all human thinking. Self-knowledge is the foundation of the complete Yoga. Affirm in yourselves self-knowledge.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human [T9],
48:Where spring, the lord of seasons reigneth, there the unstruck music sounds of itself,
There the streams of light flow in all directions, few are the men who can cross to that shore!
There, where millions of Krishnas stand with hands folded,
Where millions of Vishnus bow their heads, where millions of Brahmas are reading the Vedas,
Where millions of Shivas are lost in contemplation, where millions of Indras dwell in the sky,
Where the demi-gods and the munis are unnumbered, where millions of Saraswatis, goddess of music play the vina,
There is my Lord self-revealed, and the scent of sandal and flowers dwells in those deeps. ~ Kabir, II.57, Translated by Rabindranath Tagore,
49:Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring. Sometimes we are inclined to class those who are once-and-a-half witted with the half-witted, because we appreciate only a third part of their wit. Some would find fault with the morning-red, if they ever got up early enough. “They pretend,” as I hear, “that the verses of Kabir have four different senses; illusion, spirit, intellect, and the exoteric doctrine of the Vedas;” but in this part of the world it is considered a ground for complaint if a man’s writings admit of more than one interpretation. While England endeavors to cure the potato-rot, will not any endeavor to cure the brain-rot, which prevails so much more widely and fatally? ~ Henry David Thoreau,
50:the central notion of the Veda :::
The sense of the first two verses is clear enough when we know Saraswati to be that power of the Truth which we call inspiration. Inspiration from the Truth purifies by getting rid of all falsehood, for all sin according to the Indian idea is merely falsehood, wrongly inspired emotion, wrongly directed will and action. The central idea of life and ourselves from which we start is a falsehood and all else is falsified by it. Truth comes to us as a light, a voice, compelling a change of thought, imposing a new discernment of ourselves and all around us. Truth of thought creates truth of vision and truth of vision forms in us truth of being, and out of truth of being (satyam) flows naturally truth of emotion, will and action. This is indeed the central notion of the Veda.
~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret Of The Veda,
51:He found the vast Thought with seven heads that is born of the Truth; he created some fourth world and became universal. . . .
The Sons of Heaven, the Heroes of the Omnipotent, thinking the straight thought, giving voice to the Truth, founded the plane of illumination and conceived the first abode of the Sacrifice. . . . The Master of Wisdom cast down the stone defences and called to the Herds of Light, . . . the herds that stand in the secrecy on the bridge over the Falsehood between two worlds below and one above; desiring Light in the darkness, he brought upward the Ray-Herds and uncovered from the veil the three worlds; he shattered the city that lies hidden in ambush, and cut the three out of the Ocean, and discovered the Dawn and the Sun and the Light and the Word of Light. Rig Veda.2 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Out of the Sevenfold Ignorance towards the Sevenfold Knowledge,
52:Gaya, the Rishi, prays to Agni, Lord of Tapas, the representative in Nature of the Divine Power that builds the worlds & works in them towards our soul's fulfilment in and beyond heaven - Agni, as játavedas, the self-existent luminosity of knowledge in this Cosmic Force - for Force is only Chitshakti, working power of the Divine Consciousness & therefore Cosmic Force is always self-luminous, all-knowing force. Agni Jatavedas then is the ray of divine knowledge in this embodied state of existence; - he is Adhrigu - the Light in our embodied being. For this reason all action offered by us to Agni as a work of divine tapas becomes in its nature a self-luminous activity guiding itself whether consciously in our minds or super-consciously, guháhitam, to the divine goal. All Tapas is self-effective and God-effective. As Adhrigu, the divine Light in our embodied being, Agni is to bring to us an illumination of knowledge in our mentality which is ojistha, most full of ojas, superabundant ... ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns To The Mystic Fire,
53:If we regard the Powers of the Reality as so many Godheads, we can say that the Overmind releases a million Godheads into action, each empowered to create its own world, each world capable of relation, communication and interplay with the others.
There are in the Veda different formulations of the nature of the Gods: it is said they are all one Existence to which the sages give different names; yet each God is worshipped as if he by himself is that Existence, one who is all the other Gods together or contains them in his being; and yet again each is a separate Deity acting sometimes in unison with companion deities, sometimes separately, sometimes even in apparent opposition to other Godheads of the same Existence. In the Supermind all this would be held together as a harmonised play of the one Existence; in the Overmind each of these three conditions could be a separate action or basis of action and have its own principle of development and consequences and yet each keep the power to combine with the others in a more composite harmony. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Supermind Mind and the Overmind Maya,
54:Therefore the age of intuitive knowledge, represented by the early Vedantic thinking of the Upanishads, had to give place to the age of rational knowledge; inspired Scripture made room for metaphysical philosophy, even as afterwards metaphysical philosophy had to give place to experimental Science.
Intuitive thought which is a messenger from the superconscient and therefore our highest faculty, was supplanted by the pure reason which is only a sort of deputy and belongs to the middle heights of our being; pure reason in its turn was supplanted for a time by the mixed action of the reason which lives on our plains and lower elevations and does not in its view exceed the horizon of the experience that the physical mind and senses or such aids as we can invent for them can bring to us.
And this process which seems to be a descent, is really a circle of progress.
For in each case the lower faculty is compelled to take up as much as it can assimilate of what the higher had already given and to attempt to re-establish it by its own methods.
By the attempt it is itself enlarged in its scope and arrives eventually at a more supple and a more ample selfaccommodation to the higher faculties. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, 1.08-13,
55:Integral Psychology presents a very complex picture of the individual. As he did previously in The Atman Project, at the back of the book Wilber has included numerous charts showing how his model relates to the work of a hundred or so different authors from East and West.57
57. Wilber compares the models of Huston Smith, Plotinus, Buddhism, Stan Grof, John Battista, kundalini yoga, the Great Chain of Being, James Mark Baldwin, Aurobindo, the Kabbalah, Vedanta, William Tiller, Leadbeater, Adi Da, Piaget, Commons and Richards, Kurt Fisher, Alexander, Pascual-Leone, Herb Koplowitz, Patricia Arlin, Gisela Labouvie-Vief, Jan Sinnot, Michael Basseches, Jane Loevinger, John Broughton, Sullivan, Grant and Grant, Jenny Wade, Michael Washburn, Erik Erikson, Neumann, Scheler, Karl Jaspers, Rudolf Steiner, Don Beck, Suzanne Cook-Greuter, Clare Graves, Robert Kegan, Kohlberg, Torbert, Blanchard-Fields, Kitchener and King, Deirdre Kramer, William Perry, Turner and Powell, Cheryl Armon, Peck, Howe, Rawls, Piaget, Selman, Gilligan, Hazrat Inayat Khan, mahamudra meditation, Fowler, Underhill, Helminiak, Funk, Daniel Brown, Muhyddin Ibn 'Arabi, St. Palamas, classical yoga, highest tantra yoga, St Teresa, Chirban, St Dionysius, Patanjali, St Gregory of Nyssa, transcendental meditation, Fortune, Maslow, Chinen, Benack, Gardner, Melvin Miller, Habermas, Jean Houston, G. Heard, Lenski, Jean Gebser, A. Taylor, Jay Early, Robert Bellah, and Duane Elgin. ~ Frank Visser, Ken Wilber Thought as Passion,
56:subtle ::: In Vedanta (Mandukya Upanishad and later teachings - e.g. Advaita - based on it) "subtle" is used to designate the "dream state" of consciousness, and in Advaita this also includes the Prana, Manas, and Vijnana koshas (= the vehicles of vital force, mind, and higher consciousness) re-interpreted from of the Taittiriya Upanishad.
In Tibetan and Tantric Buddhism it refers to an intermediate grade between the "gross" and "very subtle" "minds" and "winds" (vayu = prana).
The Sukshma Sthula or Subtle Body is one of the seven principles of man in Blavatskian Theosophy; it is also called the "astral body" (this has little similarity with the astral body of Out of Body experience, because it cannot move far from the gross physical vehicle, it seems to correspond to what Robert Monroe calls the "second body", and identified with the Double or Ka
In Sant Mat / Radhasoami cosmology - the Anda (Cosmic Egg) / Sahans-dal Kanwal (Crown Chakra) is sometimes called the Subtle; hence Subtle = Astral
The term Subtle Physical is used somewhat generically by Sri Aurobindo (in Letters on Yoga) to refer to a wider reality behind the external physical.
Ken Wilber uses the term Subtle to indicate the yogic and mystic holonic-evolutionary level intermediate between "Psychic" (in his series = Nature Mysticism) and "Causal" (=Realisation"); it includes many psychic and occult experiences and can be considered as pertaining to the Subtle as defined here (although it also includes other realities and experiences that might also be interpreted as "Inner Gross" - e.g. Kundalini as a classic example). ~ M Alan Kazlev, Kheper, planes/subtle,
57:In the Judeo-Christian tradition, it is called 'the resurrection body ' and 'the glorified body.' The prophet Isaiah said, 'The dead shall live, their bodies shall rise' (Isa. 26:19). St. Paul called it 'the celestial body' or 'spiritual body ' (soma pneumatikon) (I Corinthians 15:40). In Sufism it is called 'the most sacred body ' (wujud al-aqdas) and 'supracelestial body ' (jism asli haqiqi). In Taoism, it is called 'the diamond body,' and those who have attained it are called 'the immortals' and 'the cloudwalkers.' In Tibetan Buddhism it is called 'the light body.' In Tantrism and some schools of yoga, it is called 'the vajra body,' 'the adamantine body,' and 'the divine body.' In Kriya yoga it is called 'the body of bliss.' In Vedanta it is called 'the superconductive body.' In Gnosticism and Neoplatonism, it is called 'the radiant body.' In the alchemical tradition, the Emerald Tablet calls it 'the Glory of the Whole Universe' and 'the golden body.' The alchemist Paracelsus called it 'the astral body.' In the Hermetic Corpus, it is called 'the immortal body ' (soma athanaton). In some mystery schools, it is called 'the solar body.' In Rosicrucianism, it is called 'the diamond body of the temple of God.' In ancient Egypt it was called 'the luminous body or being' (akh). In Old Persia it was called 'the indwelling divine potential' (fravashi or fravarti). In the Mithraic liturgy it was called 'the perfect body ' (soma teilion). In the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo, it is called 'the divine body,' composed of supramental substance. In the philosophy of Teilhard de Chardin, it is called 'the ultrahuman'.
~ ?, http://herebedragons.weebly.com/homo-lumen.html,
58:[the first aid, shastra, the lotus of the eternal knowledge:]
The supreme Shastra of the Integral Yoga is the eternal Veda secret in the heart of every thinking and living being. The lotus of the eternal knowledge and the eternal perfection is a bud closed and folded up within us. It opens swiftly or gradually, petal by petal, through successive realisations, once the mind of man begins to turn towards the Eternal, once his heart, no longer compressed and confined by attachment to finite appearances, becomes enamoured, in whatever degree, of the Infinite. All life, all thought, all energising of the faculties, all experiences passive or active, become thenceforward so many shocks which disintegrate the teguments of the soul and remove the obstacles to the inevitable efflorescence. He who chooses the Infinite has been chosen by the Infinite. He has received the divine touch without which there is no awakening, no opening of the spirit; but once it is received, attainment is sure, whether conquered swiftly in the course of one human life or pursued patiently through many stadia of the cycle of existence in the manifested universe.
Nothing can be taught to the mind which is not already concealed as potential knowledge in the unfolding soul of the creature. So also all perfection of which the outer man is capable, is only a realising of the eternal perfection of the Spirit within him. We know the Divine and become the Divine, because we are That already in our secret nature. All teaching is a revealing, all becoming is an unfolding. Self-attainment is the secret; self-knowledge and an increasing consciousness are the means and the process.
~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids  [T1],
59:The link between the spiritual and the lower planes of the mental being is that which is called in the old Vedantic phraseology the vijnana and which we may term the Truth-plane or the ideal mind or supermind where the One and the Many meet and our being is freely open to the revealing light of the divine Truth and the inspiration of the divine Will and Knowledge. If we can break down the veil of the intellectual, emotional, sensational mind which our ordinary existence has built between us and the Divine, we can then take up through the Truth-mind all our mental, vital and physical experience and offer it up to the spiritual -- this was the secret or mystic sense of the old Vedic "sacrifice" -- to be converted into the terms of the infinite truth of Sachchidananda, and we can receive the powers and illuminations of the infinite Existence in forms of a divine knowledge, will and delight to be imposed on our mentality, vitality, physical existence till the lower is transformed into the perfect vessel of the higher. This was the double Vedic movement of the descent and birth of the gods in the human creature and the ascent of the human powers that struggle towards the divine knowledge, power and delight and climb into the godheads, the result of which was the possession of the One, the Infinite, the beatific existence, the union with God, the Immortality. By possession of this ideal plane we break down entirely the opposition of the lower and the higher existence, the false gulf created by the Ignorance between the finite and the Infinite, God and Nature, the One and the Many, open the gates of the Divine, fulfil the individual in the complete harmony of the cosmic consciousness and realise in the cosmic being the epiphany of the transcendent Sachchidananda. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, 2.15,
60:There is the one door in us that sometimes swings open upon the splendour of a truth beyond and, before it shuts again, allows a ray to touch us, - a luminous intimation which, if we have the strength and firmness, we may hold to in our faith and make a starting-point for another play of consciousness than that of the sense-mind, for the play of Intuition. For if we examine carefully, we shall find that Intuition is our first teacher. Intuition always stands veiled behind our mental operations. Intuition brings to man those brilliant messages from the Unknown which are the beginning of his higher knowledge. Reason only comes in afterwards to see what profit it can have of the shining harvest. Intuition gives us that idea of something behind and beyond all that we know and seem to be which pursues man always in contradiction of his lower reason and all his normal experience and impels him to formulate that formless perception in the more positive ideas of God, Immortality, Heaven and the rest by which we strive to express it to the mind. For Intuition is as strong as Nature herself from whose very soul it has sprung and cares nothing for the contradictions of reason or the denials of experience. It knows what is because it is, because itself it is of that and has come from that, and will not yield it to the judgment of what merely becomes and appears. What the Intuition tells us of, is not so much Existence as the Existent, for it proceeds from that one point of light in us which gives it its advantage, that sometimes opened door in our own self-awareness. Ancient Vedanta seized this message of the Intuition and formulated it in the three great declarations of the Upanishads, I am He, Thou art That, O Swetaketu, All this is the Brahman; this Self is the Brahman.
~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Methods of Vedantic Knowledge,
61:But usually the representative influence occupies a much larger place in the life of the sadhaka. If the Yoga is guided by a received written Shastra, - some Word from the past which embodies the experience of former Yogins, - it may be practised either by personal effort alone or with the aid of a Guru. The spiritual knowledge is then gained through meditation on the truths that are taught and it is made living and conscious by their realisation in the personal experience; the Yoga proceeds by the results of prescribed methods taught in a Scripture or a tradition and reinforced and illumined by the instructions of the Master. This is a narrower practice, but safe and effective within its limits, because it follows a well-beaten track to a long familiar goal.
For the sadhaka of the integral Yoga it is necessary to remember that no written Shastra, however great its authority or however large its spirit, can be more than a partial expression of the eternal Knowledge. He will use, but never bind himself even by the greatest Scripture. Where the Scripture is profound, wide, catholic, it may exercise upon him an influence for the highest good and of incalculable importance. It may be associated in his experience with his awakening to crowning verities and his realisation of the highest experiences. His Yoga may be governed for a long time by one Scripture or by several successively, - if it is in the line of the great Hindu tradition, by the Gita, for example, the Upanishads, the Veda. Or it may be a good part of his development to include in its material a richly varied experience of the truths of many Scriptures and make the future opulent with all that is best in the past. But in the end he must take his station, or better still, if he can, always and from the beginning he must live in his own soul beyond the limitations of the word that he uses. The Gita itself thus declares that the Yogin in his progress must pass beyond the written Truth, - sabdabrahmativartate - beyond all that he has heard and all that he has yet to hear, - srotavyasya srutasya ca. For he is not the sadhaka of a book or of many books; he is a sadhaka of the Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids,
62:Who could have thought that this tanned young man with gentle, dreamy eyes, long wavy hair parted in the middle and falling to the neck, clad in a common coarse Ahmedabad dhoti, a close-fitting Indian jacket, and old-fashioned slippers with upturned toes, and whose face was slightly marked with smallpox, was no other than Mister Aurobindo Ghose, living treasure of French, Latin and Greek?" Actually, Sri Aurobindo was not yet through with books; the Western momentum was still there; he devoured books ordered from Bombay and Calcutta by the case. "Aurobindo would sit at his desk," his Bengali teacher continues, "and read by the light of an oil lamp till one in the morning, oblivious of the intolerable mosquito bites. I would see him seated there in the same posture for hours on end, his eyes fixed on his book, like a yogi lost in the contemplation of the Divine, unaware of all that went on around him. Even if the house had caught fire, it would not have broken this concentration." He read English, Russian, German, and French novels, but also, in ever larger numbers, the sacred books of India, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana, although he had never been in a temple except as an observer. "Once, having returned from the College," one of his friends recalls, "Sri Aurobindo sat down, picked up a book at random and started to read, while Z and some friends began a noisy game of chess. After half an hour, he put the book down and took a cup of tea. We had already seen him do this many times and were waiting eagerly for a chance to verify whether he read the books from cover to cover or only scanned a few pages here and there. Soon the test began. Z opened the book, read a line aloud and asked Sri Aurobindo to recite what followed. Sri Aurobindo concentrated for a moment, and then repeated the entire page without a single mistake. If he could read a hundred pages in half an hour, no wonder he could go through a case of books in such an incredibly short time." But Sri Aurobindo did not stop at the translations of the sacred texts; he began to study Sanskrit, which, typically, he learned by himself. When a subject was known to be difficult or impossible, he would refuse to take anyone's word for it, whether he were a grammarian, pandit, or clergyman, and would insist upon trying it himself. The method seemed to have some merit, for not only did he learn Sanskrit, but a few years later he discovered the lost meaning of the Veda. ~ Satprem, Sri Aurobindo Or The Adventure of Consciousness,
63:Vijnana, true ideation, called ritam, truth or vedas, knowledge in the Vedas, acts in human mind by four separate functions; revelation, termed drishti, sight; inspiration termed sruti,hearing; and the two faculties of discernment, smriti, memory,which are intuition, termed ketu, and discrimination, termed daksha, division, or viveka, separation. By drishti we see ourselves the truth face to face, in its own form, nature or self-existence; by sruti we hear the name, sound or word by which the truth is expressed & immediately suggested to the knowledge; by ketu we distinguish a truth presented to us behind a veil whether of result or process, as Newton discovered the law of gravitation hidden behind the fall of the apple; by viveka we distinguish between various truths and are able to put them in their right place, order and relation to each other, or, if presented with mingled truth & error, separate the truth from the falsehood. Agni Jatavedas is termed in the Veda vivichi, he who has the viveka, who separates truth from falsehood; but this is only a special action of the fourth ideal faculty & in its wider scope, it is daksha, that which divides & rightly distributes truth in its multiform aspects. The ensemble of the four faculties is Vedas or divine knowledge. When man is rising out of the limited & error-besieged mental principle, the faculty most useful to him, most indispensable is daksha or viveka. Drishti of Vijnana transmuted into terms of mind has become observation, sruti appears as imagination, intuition as intelligent perception, viveka as reasoning & intellectual judgment and all of these are liable to the constant touch of error. Human buddhi, intellect, is a distorted shadow of the true ideative faculties. As we return from these shadows to their ideal substance viveka or daksha must be our constant companion; for viveka alone can get rid of the habit of mental error, prevent observation being replaced by false illumination, imagination by false inspiration, intelligence by false intuition, judgment & reason by false discernment. The first sign of human advance out of the anritam of mind to the ritam of the ideal faculty is the growing action of a luminous right discernment which fixes instantly on the truth, feels instantly the presence of error. The fullness, the manhana of this viveka is the foundation & safeguard of Ritam or Vedas. The first great movement of Agni Jatavedas is to transform by the divine will in mental activity his lower smoke-covered activity into the bright clearness & fullness of the ideal discernment. Agne adbhuta kratw a dakshasya manhana.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns To The Mystic Fire, 717,
64:The Teachings of Some Modern Indian Yogis
According to Brunton's description of the sadhana he (Brunton) practised under the Maharshi's instructions,1 it is the Overself one has to seek within, but he describes the Overself in a way that is at once the Psychic Being, the Atman and the Ishwara. So it is a little difficult to know what is the exact reading.
The methods described in the account [of Ramana Maharshi's technique of self-realisation] are the well-established methods of Jnanayoga - (1) one-pointed concentration followed by thought-suspension, (2) the method of distinguishing or finding out the true self by separating it from mind, life, body (this I have seen described by him [Brunton] more at length in another book) and coming to the pure I behind; this also can disappear into the Impersonal Self. The usual result is a merging in the Atman or Brahman - which is what one would suppose is meant by the Overself, for it is that which is the real Overself. This Brahman or Atman is everywhere, all is in it, it is in all, but it is in all not as an individual being in each but is the same in all - as the Ether is in all. When the merging into the Overself is complete, there is no ego, no distinguishable I, or any formed separative person or personality. All is ekakara - an indivisible and undistinguishable Oneness either free from all formations or carrying all formations in it without being affected - for one can realise it in either way. There is a realisation in which all beings are moving in the one Self and this Self is there stable in all beings; there is another more complete and thoroughgoing in which not only is it so but all are vividly realised as the Self, the Brahman, the Divine. In the former, it is possible to dismiss all beings as creations of Maya, leaving the one Self alone as true - in the other it is easier to regard them as real manifestations of the Self, not as illusions. But one can also regard all beings as souls, independent realities in an eternal Nature dependent upon the One Divine. These are the characteristic realisations of the Overself familiar to the Vedanta. But on the other hand you say that this Overself is realised by the Maharshi as lodged in the heart-centre, and it is described by Brunton as something concealed which when it manifests appears as the real Thinker, source of all action, but now guiding thought and action in the Truth. Now the first description applies to the Purusha in the heart, described by the Gita as the Ishwara situated in the heart and by the Upanishads as the Purusha Antaratma; the second could apply also to the mental Purusha, manomayah. pran.asarı̄ra neta of the Upanishads, the mental Being or Purusha who leads the life and the body. So your question is one which on the data I cannot easily answer. His Overself may be a combination of all these experiences, without any distinction being made or thought necessary between the various aspects. There are a thousand ways of approaching and realising the Divine and each way has its own experiences which have their own truth and stand really on a basis, one in essence but complex in aspects, common to all, but not expressed in the same way by all. There is not much use in discussing these variations; the important thing is to follow one's own way well and thoroughly. In this Yoga, one can realise the psychic being as a portion of the Divine seated in the heart with the Divine supporting it there - this psychic being takes charge of the sadhana and turns the ......
1 The correspondent sent to Sri Aurobindo two paragraphs from Paul Brunton's book A Message from Arunachala (London: Rider & Co., n.d. , pp. 205 - 7). - Ed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
1. Geet vidya: art of singing.
2. Vadya vidya: art of playing on musical instruments.
3. Nritya vidya: art of dancing.
4. Natya vidya: art of theatricals.
5. Alekhya vidya: art of painting.
6. Viseshakacchedya vidya: art of painting the face and body with color
7. Tandulakusumabalivikara: art of preparing offerings from rice and flowers.
8. Pushpastarana: art of making a covering of flowers for a bed.
9. Dasanavasanangaraga: art of applying preparations for cleansing the teeth, cloths and painting the body.
10. Manibhumikakarma: art of making the groundwork of jewels.
11. Aayyaracana: art of covering the bed.
12. Udakavadya: art of playing on music in water.
13. Udakaghata: art of splashing with water.
14. Citrayoga: art of practically applying an admixture of colors.
15. Malyagrathanavikalpa: art of designing a preparation of wreaths.
16. Sekharapidayojana: art of practically setting the coronet on the head.
17. Nepathyayoga: art of practically dressing in the tiring room.
18. Karnapatrabhanga: art of decorating the tragus of the ear.
19. Sugandhayukti: art of practical application of aromatics.
20. Bhushanayojana: art of applying or setting ornaments.
21. Aindrajala: art of juggling.
22. Kaucumara: a kind of art.
23. Hastalaghava: art of sleight of hand.
24. Citrasakapupabhakshyavikarakriya: art of preparing varieties of delicious food.
25. Panakarasaragasavayojana: art of practically preparing palatable drinks and tinging draughts with red color.
26. Sucivayakarma: art of needleworks and weaving.
27. Sutrakrida: art of playing with thread.
28. Vinadamurakavadya: art of playing on lute and small drum.
29. Prahelika: art of making and solving riddles.
30. Durvacakayoga: art of practicing language difficult to be answered by others.
31. Pustakavacana: art of reciting books.
32. Natikakhyayikadarsana: art of enacting short plays and anecdotes.
33. Kavyasamasyapurana: art of solving enigmatic verses.
34. Pattikavetrabanavikalpa: art of designing preparation of shield, cane and arrows.
35. Tarkukarma: art of spinning by spindle.
36. Takshana: art of carpentry.
37. Vastuvidya: art of engineering.
38. Raupyaratnapariksha: art of testing silver and jewels.
39. Dhatuvada: art of metallurgy.
40. Maniraga jnana: art of tinging jewels.
41. Akara jnana: art of mineralogy.
42. Vrikshayurvedayoga: art of practicing medicine or medical treatment, by herbs.
43. Meshakukkutalavakayuddhavidhi: art of knowing the mode of fighting of lambs, cocks and birds.
44. Sukasarikapralapana: art of maintaining or knowing conversation between male and female cockatoos.
45. Utsadana: art of healing or cleaning a person with perfumes.
46. Kesamarjanakausala: art of combing hair.
47. Aksharamushtikakathana: art of talking with fingers.
48. Dharanamatrika: art of the use of amulets.
49. Desabhashajnana: art of knowing provincial dialects.
50. Nirmitijnana: art of knowing prediction by heavenly voice.
51. Yantramatrika: art of mechanics.
52. Mlecchitakutarkavikalpa: art of fabricating barbarous or foreign sophistry.
53. Samvacya: art of conversation.
54. Manasi kavyakriya: art of composing verse
55. Kriyavikalpa: art of designing a literary work or a medical remedy.
56. Chalitakayoga: art of practicing as a builder of shrines called after him.
57. Abhidhanakoshacchandojnana: art of the use of lexicography and meters.
58. Vastragopana: art of concealment of cloths.
59. Dyutavisesha: art of knowing specific gambling.
60. Akarshakrida: art of playing with dice or magnet.
61. Balakakridanaka: art of using children's toys.
62. Vainayiki vidya: art of enforcing discipline.
63. Vaijayiki vidya: art of gaining victory.
64. Vaitaliki vidya: art of awakening master with music at dawn.
~ Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger, Sexual Secrets,
66:SECTION 1. Books for Serious Study
Liber CCXX. (Liber AL vel Legis.) The Book of the Law. This book is the foundation of the New Æon, and thus of the whole of our work.
The Equinox. The standard Work of Reference in all occult matters. The Encyclopaedia of Initiation.
Liber ABA (Book 4). A general account in elementary terms of magical and mystical powers. In four parts: (1) Mysticism (2) Magical (Elementary Theory) (3) Magick in Theory and Practice (this book) (4) The Law.
Liber II. The Message of the Master Therion. Explains the essence of the new Law in a very simple manner.
Liber DCCCXXXVIII. The Law of Liberty. A further explanation of The Book of the Law in reference to certain ethical problems.
Collected Works of A. Crowley. These works contain many mystical and magical secrets, both stated clearly in prose, and woven into the Robe of sublimest poesy.
The Yi King. (S. B. E. Series [vol. XVI], Oxford University Press.) The "Classic of Changes"; give the initiated Chinese system of Magick.
The Tao Teh King. (S. B. E. Series [vol. XXXIX].) Gives the initiated Chinese system of Mysticism.
Tannhäuser, by A. Crowley. An allegorical drama concerning the Progress of the Soul; the Tannhäuser story slightly remodelled.
The Upanishads. (S. B. E. Series [vols. I & XV.) The Classical Basis of Vedantism, the best-known form of Hindu Mysticism.
The Bhagavad-gita. A dialogue in which Krishna, the Hindu "Christ", expounds a system of Attainment.
The Voice of the Silence, by H.P. Blavatsky, with an elaborate commentary by Frater O.M. Frater O.M., 7°=48, is the most learned of all the Brethren of the Order; he has given eighteen years to the study of this masterpiece.
Raja-Yoga, by Swami Vivekananda. An excellent elementary study of Hindu mysticism. His Bhakti-Yoga is also good.
The Shiva Samhita. An account of various physical means of assisting the discipline of initiation. A famous Hindu treatise on certain physical practices.
The Hathayoga Pradipika. Similar to the Shiva Samhita.
The Aphorisms of Patanjali. A valuable collection of precepts pertaining to mystical attainment.
The Sword of Song. A study of Christian theology and ethics, with a statement and solution of the deepest philosophical problems. Also contains the best account extant of Buddhism, compared with modern science.
The Book of the Dead. A collection of Egyptian magical rituals.
Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie, by Eliphas Levi. The best general textbook of magical theory and practice for beginners. Written in an easy popular style.
The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage. The best exoteric account of the Great Work, with careful instructions in procedure. This Book influenced and helped the Master Therion more than any other.
The Goetia. The most intelligible of all the mediæval rituals of Evocation. Contains also the favourite Invocation of the Master Therion.
Erdmann's History of Philosophy. A compendious account of philosophy from the earliest times. Most valuable as a general education of the mind.
The Spiritual Guide of [Miguel de] Molinos. A simple manual of Christian Mysticism.
The Star in the West. (Captain Fuller). An introduction to the study of the Works of Aleister Crowley.
The Dhammapada. (S. B. E. Series [vol. X], Oxford University Press). The best of the Buddhist classics.
The Questions of King Milinda. (S. B. E. Series [vols. XXXV & XXXVI].) Technical points of Buddhist dogma, illustrated bydialogues.
Liber 777 vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticæ Viæ Explicandæ, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicam Sanctissimorum Scientiæ Summæ. A complete Dictionary of the Correspondences of all magical elements, reprinted with extensive additions, making it the only standard comprehensive book of reference ever published. It is to the language of Occultism what Webster or Murray is to the English language.
Varieties of Religious Experience (William James). Valuable as showing the uniformity of mystical attainment.
Kabbala Denudata, von Rosenroth: also The Kabbalah Unveiled, by S.L. Mathers. The text of the Qabalah, with commentary. A good elementary introduction to the subject.
Konx Om Pax [by Aleister Crowley]. Four invaluable treatises and a preface on Mysticism and Magick.
The Pistis Sophia [translated by G.R.S. Mead or Violet McDermot]. An admirable introduction to the study of Gnosticism.
The Oracles of Zoroaster [Chaldæan Oracles]. An invaluable collection of precepts mystical and magical.
The Dream of Scipio, by Cicero. Excellent for its Vision and its Philosophy.
The Golden Verses of Pythagoras, by Fabre d'Olivet. An interesting study of the exoteric doctrines of this Master.
The Divine Pymander, by Hermes Trismegistus. Invaluable as bearing on the Gnostic Philosophy.
The Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians, reprint of Franz Hartmann. An invaluable compendium.
Scrutinium Chymicum [Atalanta Fugiens]¸ by Michael Maier. One of the best treatises on alchemy.
Science and the Infinite, by Sidney Klein. One of the best essays written in recent years.
Two Essays on the Worship of Priapus [A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus &c. &c. &c.], by Richard Payne Knight [and Thomas Wright]. Invaluable to all students.
The Golden Bough, by J.G. Frazer. The textbook of Folk Lore. Invaluable to all students.
The Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine. Excellent, though elementary, as a corrective to superstition.
Rivers of Life, by General Forlong. An invaluable textbook of old systems of initiation.
Three Dialogues, by Bishop Berkeley. The Classic of Subjective Idealism.
Essays of David Hume. The Classic of Academic Scepticism.
First Principles by Herbert Spencer. The Classic of Agnosticism.
Prolegomena [to any future Metaphysics], by Immanuel Kant. The best introduction to Metaphysics.
The Canon [by William Stirling]. The best textbook of Applied Qabalah.
The Fourth Dimension, by [Charles] H. Hinton. The best essay on the subject.
The Essays of Thomas Henry Huxley. Masterpieces of philosophy, as of prose.
~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Appendix I: Literature Recommended to Aspirants
67:Visitor. I am taught that Mantra Japam is very potent in practice.
Bhagavan. The Self is the greatest of all mantras and goes on automatically and eternally. If you are not aware of this internal mantra, you should take to do it consciously as japam, which is attended with effort, to ward off all other thoughts.
By constant attention to it, you will eventually become aware of the internal mantra, which is the state of Realisation and is effortless. Firmness in this awareness will keep you continually and effortlessly in the current, however much you may be engaged on other activities.
Listening to Veda chanting and mantras has the same result as conscious repetitions of japam – its rhythm is the japam. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
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1:of ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
2:Vola solo chi osa farlo. ~ Luis Sep lveda
3:A woman knows a skirt-chaser. ~ Alveda King
4:Only those who dare may fly ~ Luis Sep lveda
5:PURPORT This ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
6:Nunca se vuela al primer intento. ~ Luis Sep lveda
7:I purify earth and heaven by the Truth. ~ Rig Veda,
8:»Seveda sem paranoičen, saj nisem nor!« ~ Slavoj i ek
9:Volar es una deicisión muy personal. ~ Luis Sep lveda
-Bu tartışılabilir. ~ Luis Sep lveda
11:Vas a volar. Todo el cielo será tuyo. ~ Luis Sep lveda
12:Sólo vuela el que se atreve a hacerlo. ~ Luis Sep lveda
13:Sólo vuelo el que se atreve a hacerlo. ~ Luis Sep lveda
14:Whence come these beings? What is this creation? ~ Rig Veda
15:Who knoweth these things? Who can speak of them? ~ Rig Veda
16:Chỉ những kẻ thực sự dám thì mới có thể bay ~ Luis Sep lveda
17:I veri amici condividono anche il silenzio. ~ Luis Sep lveda
18:Whence come these beings? What is this creation? ~ Rig Veda,
19:Who knoweth these things? Who can speak of them? ~ Rig Veda,
20:The Being that is one, sages speak of in many terms. ~ Rig Veda
21:I veri amici condividono i sogni e le speranze. ~ Luis Sep lveda
22:The Being that is one, sages speak of in many terms. ~ Rig Veda,
23:The Vedas are as indefinable as God and Hinduism. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
24:To kill nothing, that is love. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
25:and was put out of countenance. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
26:la gravedad no es culpable que la gente se enamore ~ Albert Einstein
27:the Veda for the priests, the Vedanta for the sages. ~ Sri Aurobindo
28:You know, people really want to hear about the issues. ~ Alveda King
29:I veri amici si prendono sempre cura uno dell’altro. ~ Luis Sep lveda
30:The Ancestors fashioned the gods as a workman fashions iron. ~ Rig Veda
31:The Vedanta says, there is nothing that is not God. ~ Swami Vivekananda
32:According to the Veda, before all things came desire. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
33:A Cobiça será sempre como uma agulha de gelo nas pupilas ~ Luis Sep lveda
34:Un amico si prende sempre cura della libertà dell’altro. ~ Luis Sep lveda
35:Walk and talk in manner of love or charity, for God is love. ~ Alveda King
36:America has gone crazy with greed. I really have to say that. ~ Alveda King
37:The Vedas are the greatest privilege of this century. ~ J Robert Oppenheimer
38:Observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy. ~ Alveda King
39:The Vedanta teaches men to have faith in themselves first. ~ Swami Vivekananda
40:الحب مثل لسعة زنبور ما من احد يراها ولكن كل الناس يبحثون عنها ~ Luis Sep lveda
41:I simply cannot vote for Senator Obama because he's not pro-life. ~ Alveda King
42:Our words have not the power of the words that become Vedas. ~ Swami Vivekananda
43:Religion means to know God and to love Him. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
44:Vedanta does not say, ‘Give it up’: it says, ‘Transcend it’. ~ Swami Vivekananda
45:Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. ~ Alveda King
46:I went to Kerala in India, to learn Ayurveda, which was fantastic. ~ Leslie Caron
47:mentioned in the book of Leviticus. The Hindu Vedas have a ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee
48:The [original] scriptures of the Hindus are called the Vedas. ~ Swami Vivekananda
49:Beginning of all knowledge comes from humility. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
50:Faith is unflinching trust in something divine. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
51:I am the shadow of what we were, and while there is light we exist. ~ Luis Sep lveda
52:I have a dream that America will pray and God will forgive us our sins. ~ Alveda King
53:Tým chcem povedať, že som ten najnepraktickejší človek pod slnkom. ~ Vladimir Nabokov
54:Women were forbidden to study the most ancient sacred text, the Veda, ~ Wendy Doniger
55:Women were forbidden to study the most ancient sacred text, the Veda. ~ Wendy Doniger
56:Abortion is an attack on the family and the humanity that unites us all. ~ Alveda King
57:If Senator Obama becomes pro-life then I'll consider giving him my vote. ~ Alveda King
58:"Stop becoming, and discover what you timelessly are" ~ #Mooji #advaita #vedanta #yoga
59:-Ama biz ne yaptık ki kardeş?
-Belki de tek çocuklara kardeş dedik. ~ Luis Sep lveda
60:Ayurveda, acidic foods are called amla and alkaline foods are called kshara. ~ Om Swami
61:Bence ne kadar ileri gidebileceğini bilmeden bu yaşama veda etmemelisin. ~ Paulo Coelho
62:America wants solutions. America wants a leader. No more tabloid politics. ~ Alveda King
63:La levedad es esencial desde el momento en que uno decide partir. ~ Armando Lucas Correa
64:El revolucionario vedadero es guiado por gran sentimientos de amor. ~ Ernesto Che Guevara
65:No better commentary on the Vedas has been written or can be written. ~ Swami Vivekananda
66:Vedalara üzülme! Pek çok ayrılmalarda daha iyi birleşmeler gizlidir! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
67:We should recognize that women become mothers the moment they are pregnant. ~ Alveda King
68:Selfishness is either self-centered or self-extended. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
69:The basis of all remedies and treatments in Ayurveda is your constitution. Once ~ Om Swami
70:Um morto é um escândalo, mil mortos são uma estatística, afirmou Goebbels ~ Luis Sep lveda
71:Reconciliation means - in victory, I win and you're wrong, and then you lose. ~ Alveda King
72:The gods have been created by Him, but of Him who knows the manner of His being? ~ Rig Veda
73:Il est dit que tout homme doit découvrir quelque chose qui justifie sa vie. ~ Luis Sep lveda
74:Như người Shuar vẫn nói: Ban ngày là người và rừng. Ban đêm, người là rừng. ~ Luis Sep lveda
75:The standard of success is whether you've pleased God. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,
76:It's better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
77:Ja viem, že nie som jedinečný, povedal som, ale správam sa k sebe, akoby som bol. ~ Anonymous
78:Önemli şeyler uçar gider, bir küçük ayrıntı kıymık gibi batıp kalır bellekte. ~ Vedat T rkali
79:Y si todo esto es un sueño, qué importa. Me gusta y quiero seguir soñándolo. ~ Luis Sep lveda
80:Limitation is mortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, The Doctrine of the Mystics,
81:Refrain from the violence of fist, tongue or heart. And heart is real important. ~ Alveda King
82:La quería con la eternidad que concede
la brevedad de un momento inolvidable ~ Elvira Sastre
83:người có dũng khí thật sự là người cảm nhận được nỗi sợ, nhưng biết chế ngự nó ~ Luis Sep lveda
84:E tudo o que esteve grávido de futuro ficou, de repente, envenenado de passado. ~ Luis Sep lveda
85:When there is harmony between the mind, heart and resolve then nothing is impossible. ~ Rig Veda
86:El hombre desea mucho y necesita poco, vista la brevedad de su vida. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
87:In fact he was the most elevated transcendental personality. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
88:Not believing in the glory of our own soul is what the Vedanta calls atheism. ~ Swami Vivekananda
89:There is no doctrine of Christianity but what has been anticipated by the Vedas. ~ Horace Greeley
90:Those who want to enjoy the fruits of their work are misers. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
91:Vedanta is the most impressive metaphysics the human mind has conceived. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
92:Правителствата живеят от огризките, които се изхитрят да оглозкат от поданиците. ~ Luis Sep lveda
93:Elveda - çok trajik gelse de - bazen mutsuzluk cehenneminden en iyi çıkıştır! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
94:Los cazadores matan para vencer un miedo que los enloquece y los pudre por dentro ~ Luis Sep lveda
95:Many people who voted for Mr. Obama in the last election did so based on skin color. ~ Alveda King
96:The Vedantic idea is the infinite principle of God embodied in everyone of us. ~ Swami Vivekananda
97:Justice means that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people. ~ Alveda King
98:Una femmina impazzita di dolore è più pericolosa di venti assassini messi insieme. ~ Luis Sep lveda
99:Be very humble when you plan so that Krishna is happy with you. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
100:Don't Feel Yourself To Be Alone Because GOD is always with you. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
101:Every baby saved, every mother helped to choose life is a step in the right direction. ~ Alveda King
102:or as Sayana interprets it, "by sacrifice lasting for a year". ~ Sri AurobindoThe Secret of the Veda
103:Il possédait l’antidote contre le redoutable venin de la vieillesse. Il savait lire. ~ Luis Sep lveda
104:No existen los valientes, sólo las personas que aceptan ir codo a codo con su miedo. ~ Luis Sep lveda
105:When we see others victimized we must speak out. We have to seek justice for everybody. ~ Alveda King
106:A grain of devotion is more valuable thank tons of faithlessness. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
107:La libertà è uno stato di grazia e si è liberi solo mentre si lotta per conquistarla. ~ Luis Sep lveda
108:pero es casi imposible superar a la gravedad cuando nadie está dispuesto a darte una mano. ~ Anonymous
109:He thus makes all things complicated, and he is always in trouble. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
110:No existe ninguna ley que prohíba volar, ¿verdad?. -Claro que sí. La ley de la gravedad. ~ Laini Taylor
111:The Vedas, as they are called, tell the story of the migration of the Rigvedic tribes. ~ Hourly History
112:Una energía limitada se traduce en violencia. La energía suprema se demuestra en la levedad ~ Anonymous
113:Disconcerting as it is to pious Hindus, the Rig Veda has its heartland in Pakistan. From ~ Alice Albinia
114:Among Hindu groups, none has made as great an impact on America as the Vedanta Society. ~ J Gordon Melton
115:Mortal delight has its mortal danger. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, The Guardians of the Light,
116:Our only business is to love God, not to ask God for our necessities. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
117:What is that, knowing which we will know everything?
- Vedas? ~ Swami Vivekananda, Rajayoga, 36, #index,
118:You've got to have faith. You've got to begin to continue to hope and not give up on others. ~ Alveda King
119:It was the purest love without purpose other than love itself. Without tenure or jealousy. ~ Luis Sep lveda
120:O seeing Flame, thou carriest man of the crooked ways into the abiding truth and the knowledge. ~ Rig Veda,
121:The non-violent movement seeks justice and reconciliation, not victory - or not just victory. ~ Alveda King
122:You hate evil, but you don't hate the people that do evil. So, hate has to go out the window. ~ Alveda King
123:Limited and divided being is ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, The Doctrine of the Mystics,
124:The Sama Veda of India contains the world’s earliest writings on musical science. The ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
125:It is not today nor tomorrow; who knoweth That which is Supreme? When It is approached, It vanishes. ~ Rig Veda
126:When the truth emerges, then we reconcile ourselves to truth and unity and in charity or in love. ~ Alveda King
127:En uno, Einstein aparece sobre las palabras: la gravedad no es responsable de la caída del amor. ~ Lauren Oliver
128:All my actions are under the control of the indwelling Lord. ~ Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
129:By Truth is the progress towards the Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, The Ashwins, Lords of Bliss,
130:Christ means Krishna, love of Godhead, Who has His face annointed with tilak. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
131:If there is something here that is not in the Vedas, that is your delusion. It does not exist. ~ Swami Vivekananda
132:Il volto umano non mente mai: è l'unica mappa che segna tutti i territori in cui abbiamo vissuto. ~ Luis Sep lveda
133:Vedas are the most rewarding and the most elevating book which can be possible in the world. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
134:It's very easy to accept and love those who are like us, but to love someone different is very hard ~ Luis Sep lveda
135:Pravedan čovjek mršti obrve, ali se nikada pakosno ne osmjehuje. Mi razumijemo srdžbu, ali ne i zlobu. ~ Victor Hugo
136:Their idea is that marriage is for legalized prostitution. They think like that, ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
137:Entendía la gravedad de alguien que había sido forzado a marcharse, y alguien que había escogido irse. ~ Tarryn Fisher
138:Falsehood is merely a wrong placing of the Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, The Victory of the Fathers,
139:It is very easy to accept and love those who are like us, but to love someone different is very hard. ~ Luis Sep lveda
140:Man, therefore, according to the Vedanta philosophy, is the greatest being that is in the universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda
141:The genuine Guru is God's representative and he speaks about God and nothing else. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
142:Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries. ~ J Robert Oppenheimer
143:All our existence is a constant creation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Surya Savitri, Creator and Increaser,
144:India's openness to new ideas is manifest in the Rig Veda: Let noble thoughts come to us from all sides. ~ Narendra Modi
145:A majority, perhaps as many as 75 percent, of abortion clinics are in areas with high minority populations. ~ Alveda King
146:Devotional service is more or less a declaration of war against the illusory energy. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
147:No es la fuerza de gravedad lo que mantiene el universo en equilibrio, sino la fuerza adhesiva del amor. ~ Isabel Allende
148:novedad, y una novedad nunca tiene una larga vida. Atrae la atención durante un día, y luego se olvida. ~ Jostein Gaarder
149:Our psychological birth takes place when we accept a guru who reveals to us the secrets of the Vedas. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
150:Forgiveness is Truth itself. It is Righteousness, it is the Veda. It is the supreme virtue in this world. ~ Sathya Sai Baba
151:Stelle, nascondete i vostri fuochi; Che la luce non veda i miei oscuri e profondi desideri. Shakespeare, Macbeth ~ Anonymous
152:Las grandes cosas con quererlas basta, la culpa es de la brevedad de la vida que no basta a la magnitud del asunto. ~ Erasmus
153:My daddy, Rev. A. D. King, my granddaddy, Martin Luther King, Senior - we are a family of faith, hope and love. ~ Alveda King
154:Living in the bodily conception, our idea of happiness is like that of a man in delirium. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
155:Truth is followed as the path to the divine beatitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, To Bhaga Savitri, the Enjoyer,
156:Indulgence in animal killing for the taste of the tongue is the grossest kind of ignorance ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
157:I base my teaching on the great Vedantic truth of the sameness and omnipresence of the Soul of the Universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda
158:Quiero tocar cada parte de él. Es como si su cuerpo fuese un sol gigante, emitiendo su propia fuerza de gravedad. ~ Gayle Forman
159:[...] en tanto los colonos destrozaban la selva construyendo la obra maestra del hombre civilizado: el desierto. ~ Luis Sep lveda
160:loss of mental equilibrium take place in persons who are too affected by material conditions ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
161:ZITASTROPHE! Aveda Jupiter Conquers Cupcakes . . . but Falls to Face Volcano! by Maisy Kane, Bay Bridge Kiss Editrix ~ Sarah Kuhn
162:Books are the basis; purity is the force; preaching is the essence; utility is the principle. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
163:Restore to heaven and earth that which thou owest unto them...But of this dead man there is a portion that is immortal. ~ Rig Veda
164:Tu robaste mi soledad. Pude haberte dado alas, pero te convertiste en mi gravedad. Nunca sere libre de tu fuerza. ~ Pepper Winters
165:A disciple serves the spiritual master with the sole purpose of getting instructions from him. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
166:The highest summit of spiritual perfection is knowledge of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
167:2. There is another world besides this material world of which we have only limited experience. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
168:In fact, in the Rig Veda there is one hymn that is an invocation of Vāc, speech itself. Here are two of its verses: ~ Nicholas Ostler
169:All world is expression or manifestation, creation by the Word. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Brihaspati, Power of the Soul,
170:A spiritual master who is one hundred percent Krishna conscious is the bona fide spiritual master. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
171:Há mulheres cuja companhia convida ao silêncio, porque sabem partilhá-lo, e não há nada mais difícil nem mais generoso ~ Luis Sep lveda
172:Humility means that one should not be anxious to have the satisfaction of being honored by others. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
173:Если у человека нет определенной цели, он так и будет ходить по кругу, раз за разом возвращаясь на одно и то же место. ~ Luis Sep lveda
174:That the world is a divine game and beyond good and evil: in this the Vedanta and Heraclitus are my predecessors. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
175:Every living creature is the son of the supreme Lord, and He does not tolerate even ants being killed ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
176:one is attractive due to (1) wealth, (2) power, (3) fame, (4) beauty, (5) wisdom and (6) renunciation. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
177:The whole Vedanta is contained in the two Biblical statements "I am that I am" and "Be still and know that I am God." ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
178:When you see the political parties squabble, if a baby is not allowed to be born, all the other issues do not come into play. ~ Alveda King
179:That which refuses to give itself, is still the food of the cosmic Powers ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Agni, the Illumined Will,
180:The media has a responsibility. And we can't let them totally get away because they have to let the truth be seen and be told. ~ Alveda King
181:The whole Vedanta is contained in the two Biblical statements "I am that I am" and "Be still and know that I am God." ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
182:Self-fulfilment by self-immolation, to grow by giving is the universal law. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Agni, the Illumined Will,
183:The essence of Vedanta is that there is but one Being and that every soul is that Being in full, not a part of that Being. ~ Swami Vivekananda
184:Without meditation there is no peace, and without peace, where is the hope for happiness? ~ Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
185:Do you wake up in the morning and first thing, centre yourself by looking at your palms together? Thereby have a nice day. ~ Swami Veda Bharati
186:you can’t read the Vedas; they’re meant to be heard. Just the way you can’t read the Beatles—you’ve got to hear them! There ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
187:I am Sama Veda among the Vedas; I am Indra among the Devas; I am the mind among the senses; I am the consciousness in living beings. ~ Anonymous
188:Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health. Because how are you going to do all that marching if you are not in good health? ~ Alveda King
189:The three essentials of Hinduism are belief in God, in the Vedas as revelation, in the doctrine of Karma and transmigration. ~ Swami Vivekananda
190:All the Vedic literatures and the Purāṇas are meant for conquering the darkest region of material existence. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
191:Force and Love united and both illumined by Knowledge fulfil God in the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Agni, the Illumined Will,
192:Love illuminated fulfils the harmony which is the goal of the divine movement. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Agni, the Illumined Will,
193:Being a seeker means no matter what the Vedas said, what Krishna or Shiva said, you have to know the truth in your own experience. ~ Jaggi Vasudev
194:That the world is a divine game and beyond good and evil:Min this the Vedanta philosophy and Heraclitus are my predecessors. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
195:The art of focusing one’s attention on the Supreme and giving one’s love to Him is called Kṛṣṇa consciousness. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
196:You should not be carried away by the dictation of the mind, but the mind should be carried by your dictation. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
197:when there is an increase in the mode of ignorance.
O son of Kuru, darkness,inertia, madness are manifested. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
198:The self or spirit has the joy of its own existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Himself and the Ashram, Vedanta and Other Paths of Self-Realisation,
199:The Vedas inform us that because God is absolute, there is no difference between God the person and His holy name; the name is God. ~ Mukunda Goswami
200:If by studying Bhagavad-gītā one decides to surrender to Kṛṣṇa, he is immediately freed from all sinful reactions. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
201:Mādana-mahābhāva is even superior to the abovementioned mohana-bhāva and is also more astonishing. ~ Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
202:Four thousand years ago, the Hindu Vedas described cremation as necessary for a trapped soul to be released from the impure dead body. ~ Caitlin Doughty
203:Không ai trói buộc được tiếng sét và không ai lấy được cho riêng mình cái sung sướng vô ngần của người khác vào khoảnh khắc được tự do. ~ Luis Sep lveda
204:Pripovedanje u izvesnom smislu nešto što nije od ovog sveta. Prava pripovetka traži magijsku vodicu da bi se spojili ovaj i onaj svet. ~ Haruki Murakami
205:This material nature is My inferior prakṛti, but beyond this is another prakṛti – jīva-bhūtām, the living entities. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
206:When I read the Upanishads, which are part of Vedanta, I found a profundity of worldview that made my Christianity seem like third grade. ~ Huston Smith
207:Science of yoga and ayurveda is subtler than the science of medicine, because science of medicine is often victim of statistical manipulation. ~ Amit Ray
208:What are you talking about?’ Cora said. Veda had a sudden image of her standing over a small child with her hands on her hips and a scowl. ~ Jessica Lave
209:Pripovedanje je u izvesnom smislu nešto što nije od ovog sveta. Prava pripovetka traži magijsku vodicu da bi se spojili ovaj i onaj svet. ~ Haruki Murakami
210:The holy name of Krishna has extraordinary spiritual potency because the name of God is nondifferent from God Himself. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
211:Amidst all your cries and laughter let your mind take a moment off, and go still. Look at this moment, this moment alone, and go still. ~ Swami Veda Bharati
212:La brevedad o la prolongación de la vida de un ser humano depende sobre todo del caudal de dolor que esa persona se ve obligada a soportar. ~ Eduardo Sacheri
213:She was speaking in tongues?"
"What da f**k else she gonna speak with?" Veda rolled her eyes. I saw no reason to explai, so I let her go on. ~ Sierra Dean
214:we stated that of the five items (īśvara, jīva, prakṛti, time and karma) four are eternal, whereas karma is not eternal. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
215:In western medicine, sunshine is recommended for all kinds of diseases, and according to the Vedas a diseased man should worship the sun for cure. ~ Anonymous
216:Living entity is food for another living entity, it does not mean that I shall eat my children also. There is discretion. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
217:The Atharvaveda and the Itihasa-Veda are also Vedas. ~ Kautilya's Arthasastra,, quoted in S. Talageri, The Aryan Invasion Theory and Indian Nationalism (1993)
218:To become free from sinful life, there is only simple method: if you surrender to Kṛṣṇa. That is the beginning of bhakti. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
219:E quando o seu bem-querer dormir
Tome conta que ele sonhe em paz,
Como alguém que lhe apagasse a luz,
Vedasse a porta e abrisse o gás. ~ Chico Buarque
220:(...) era vorba despre o carte care ti se lipea de mana, iar ochii refuzau sa se lase invinsi de oboseala numai pentru a continua sa citeasca. ~ Luis Sep lveda
221:Extended within the Infinite,...headless and footless, concealing his two ends. - Rig Veda
~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Boundaries of the Ignorance,
222:If people are being downtrodden and mistreated, it's our obligation, it's our responsibility to speak out, not just for ourselves but for others. ~ Alveda King
223:If you sell diamonds, you cannot expect to have many customers. But a diamond is a diamond even if there are no customers. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
224:A selfish person says, hey, me and my four at home and no more and whatever happens to you is OK. But it can't be that way. It cannot be that way. ~ Alveda King
225:Fue el descubrimiento más importante de toda su vida. Sabía leer. Era poseedor del antídoto contra el ponzoñoso veneno de la vejez. Sabía leer. ~ Luis Sep lveda
226:Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while philosophy without religion is mental speculation. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
227:Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while philosophy without religion is mental speculation. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
228:we are not the vedantists, pauranics or tantrics. we are the 'don't touchists'. our religion is 'don't touch me, i am holy'.
-vivekananda ~ Swami Vivekananda
229:Two things are easiest to do. One, to carry water in a sieve. Two, to still the mind. Freeze water. Breathe calm. Only two secrets to learn. ~ Swami Veda Bharati
230:Nuestro corazón necesita un espejo. Nos vemos mejor en los ojos de aquellos que nos aman. Y existe una belleza que sólo proporciona la brevedad. ~ Cassandra Clare
231:...era como si Dios revocara la ley de gravedad cuando tienes que cargar una maleta pesada por un corredor de aeropuerto de diez manzanas de largo. ~ William Gibson
232:First-class religion teaches one how to love God without any motive. If I serve God for some profit, that is business-not love. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
233:The Vedanta Cancer Hospital is part of Agarwal’s corporate social responsibility programme. There has been no work on the site for the past two years. ~ Josy Joseph
234:As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed. Ayurveda gives us the means ~ David Frawley
235:A Veda-knower of the unwritten book
Perusing the mystic scripture of her forms,
He had caught her hierophant significances, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
236:But not your average mall—Paseo Nuevo has terra-cotta roofs and cobbled streets and sidewalk cafés. And Aveda and Nordstrom and all the other regulars, ~ Lee Nichols
237:One should not be happy or distressed over desirables and undesirables, knowing that such feelings are just created by the mind. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
238:May liberal men abound with us! May our knowledge of the Vedas and our progeny increase! May faith not forsake us! May we have much to give to the needy. ~ Guru Nanak
239:Equality of soul created by the surrender to the universal Wisdom gives us a supreme peace and calm. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Agni, the Illumined Will,
240:Nothing has to be rejected, all has to be raised to the pure levels of the divine consciousness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Indra and the Thought-Forces,
241:The correct meaning of the statement The Vedas are beginningless and eternal is that the law or truth revealed by them is permanent and changeless. ~ Swami Vivekananda
242:En la propietat i en l'amor —que és encara una forma de propietat—, l'essencial no és tant gaudir la cosa pròpia o amada, com vedar que altri la gaudeixi. ~ Joan Fuster
243:Unarmed, you killed an Idiran in full battle armor and toting a laser?” Horza said skeptically. Balveda shrugged again. “Horza, I didn’t say it was easy. ~ Iain M Banks
244:Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves. ~ Erwin Schrodinger
245:All things have their justifiable cause of being, their good use and their right enjoyment. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Surya Savitri, Creator and Increaser,
246:Bir bebekten bir katil yaratan karanlığı sorgulamadan
hiçbir şey yapılamaz kardeşlerim…” Rakel Dink.
23 Ocak 2007, Hrant Dink‘e Veda Konuşması’ndan… ~ Emrah Serbes
247:I've never called President Obama a racist. I love President Obama. I pray for him all the time. God loves President Obama. God loves you. And God loves me. ~ Alveda King
248:As a blazing fire turns firewood to ashes, O Arjuna, so does the fire of knowledge burn to ashes all reactions to material activities. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
249:She has something in her that I thought I had, and now I find I haven’t. Pride, or whatever it is. Nothing on earth could make Veda do what I’m going to do. ~ James M Cain
250:Kui te leiate kellegi, kellest kinni hoides te võite maailma eest silmad sulgeda, siis on teil vedanud. Isegi kui see kestab vaid ainsa minuti või päeva. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
251:El silencio, como la sal, es de una levedad sólo aparente: en realidad, si uno deja que el tiempo lo humedezca, empieza a pesar como una especie de yunque ~ Guadalupe Nettel
252:Krishna was conceived in the womb of Devaki mysteriously as the sun setting in the West imparts his rays to the rising moon in the East. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
253:Let's be honest about this; the liberal agenda with failed stimulus plans and government entitlement programs is crippling our economy and our quality of life. ~ Alveda King
254:Lo que no te mata te hiere de gravedad y te deja tan apaleado, que luego aceptas cualquier tipo de maltrato y te dices a ti mismo que eso te fortalece. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
255:Volar liviano produce alegría, volar a la deriva es angustiante. El cambio es embriagador, la volatilidad es preocupante. ¿La insoportable levedad del sexo? ~ Zygmunt Bauman
256:Even Sally wound't want to cross fans with the Dowager Duchess of Dovedale. The woman had a tongue of steel and drank the blood of young virgins for breakfast. ~ Lauren Willig
257:Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavor for perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows Me in truth. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
258:Se é certo que a vida é breve e frágil, também é verdade que a dignidade e a coragem lhe conferem a vitalidade que nos faz suportar os seus enganos e desditas ~ Luis Sep lveda
259:Vedalar sizi kederlendirmesin.
Tekrar buluşabilmeniz için bir veda gereklidir.
Ve arkadaş olanlar, dakikalar veya ömürler sonra, mutlaka tekrar buluşur. ~ Richard Bach
260:واحس للمرة الاولى فى حياته انه محاصر من الوحش المسمى عزلة وانه لوحش مخاتل يتربص بادنى غفلة للاستحواذ على صوته والحكم عليه بمحاضرات لا نهاية لها من غير مستمعين ~ Luis Sep lveda
261:Budi zadovoljan onim što ti je Allah džellešanuhu dao, bićeš bogat!
Budi dobar susjed, bićeš vjernik!
Voli ljudima ono što voliš sebi, bićeš pravedan! ~ al Hasan al Basri
262:Emma está cansada de gritar de entusiasmo al ver gatear a un bebé, como si lo de gatear fuese una novedad completamente inesperada. ¿Qué esperaban, que volase? ~ David Nicholls
263:There was something unnatural, a little unhealthy, about the way she inhaled Veda's smell as she dedicated the rest of her life to this child who had been spared. ~ James M Cain
264:Your right is to your work, never to the fruits. Be neither motivated by the fruit of action nor inclined to give up action. ~ Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
265:According to the Vedic rule, there is no scope for a woman’s being independent (asamakṣam), for a woman cannot protect herself independently. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
266:Никто не в силах захватить и присвоить себе раскат грома. Никто не может отобрать небеса у другого человека. Никто не может забрать небо с собой при расставании. ~ Luis Sep lveda
267:Antonio José Bolívar se ocupaba de mantenerlos a raya, en tanto los colonos destrozaban la selva construyendo la obra maestra del hombre civilizando: el desierto. ~ Luis Sep lveda
268:de todos modos para vos no es novedad que el mundo y yo te queremos de veras pero yo siempre un poquito más que el mundo. ~ Mario Benedetti
269:The humble sage, by virtue of true knowledge, sees with equal vision a learned and gentle brāhmaṇa, a cow, an elephant, a dog, and a dog-eater. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
270:You know, Balveda, for such a sensitive species you show remarkably little empathy at times.” “Empathize with stupidity and you’re halfway to thinking like an idiot, ~ Iain M Banks
271:Coming forth, you've got to love each other and you have to have faith. And you never lose hope. Even when things are really, really, really bad - there's always hope. ~ Alveda King
272:Here it may be said that these laws as laws may be without end, but they must have had a beginning. The Vedas teach us that creation is without beginning or end. ~ Swami Vivekananda
273:Nessun uccello vola appena nato, ma arriva il momento in cui il richiamo dell’aria è più forte della paura di cadere e allora la vita gli insegna a spiegare le ali. ~ Luis Sep lveda
274:The Vedas are seen like kings’ (prabhu) utterances, the Puranas are like friends’ (mitra) utterances, and kavyas are like the utterances of a beloved wife (kanta).2 ~ Rajiv Malhotra
275:As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed. Ayurveda gives us the means
David Frawley ~ David Frawley
276:La ley de la gravedad os dice lo que hacen las piedras si las dejáis caer, pero la ley de la naturaleza humana os dice lo que los seres humanos deberían hacer y no hacen. ~ C S Lewis
277:One cannot reach the real point of factual knowledge without being helped by the right person who is already established in that knowledge. There ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
278:Söylenmemiş merhabalar sakladım her köşeye
Vedalar bıraktım duraklarda
Ne arasan bir sevdanın içinde
Fazlasıyla bıraktım ardımda
Beni güzel hatırla ~ Orhan Veli Kan k
279:Nunca confies na memória porque está sempre do nosso lado: suaviza a atrocidade, dulcifica a amargura, põe luz onde só houve sombras. A memória tende sempre à ficção. ~ Luis Sep lveda
280:A tree full of ripened fruits bows down naturally, because of the weight of the fruits and its willingness to make its fruits accessible to others. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
281:Tengo vocación de pobre", decía como excusa para su ruina progresiva. Los días del hombre le parecían de una brevedad insoportable para dedicarlos al esfuerzo del dinero. ~ Elena Garro
282:Yanlışa batık toplumumuzun tertemiz gençliğini, silah tekellerinin uzantısı mafyalarla gizli polis örgütleri ne kanlı oyunlara düşürdü, düşürüyor; biliyoruz, görüyoruz. ~ Vedat T rkali
283:If we have an honest discussion on whether the war on poverty should be fought with welfare or with economic growth in the private sector, Democrats will lose black votes. ~ Alveda King
284:Zen was a reaction. Just as Buddha came into the world and spoke against the fall of Vedanta, so Buddhism lost its essence and became ritual. Zen was a reaction to that. ~ Frederick Lenz
285:Everything that has name and form must begin in time, exist in time, and end in time. These are settled doctrines of the Vedanta, and as such the heavens are given up. ~ Swami Vivekananda
286:If you see your brother about to be harmed and somebody is doing something, you must speak out. It takes courage to do that. Then you have to come out of yourself to do that. ~ Alveda King
287:I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books. They are to me like the light of the morning, like the pure air of the mountains - so simple, so true, if once understood. ~ Max Muller
288:The four major vices of Kali-yuga are (1) illicit connection with women, (2) animal slaughter, (3) intoxication, (4) speculative gambling of all sorts. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
289:Về căn nhà của mình, về với những cuốn tiểu thuyết. Những cuốn tiểu thuyết nói về tình yêu với những từ ngữ tuyệt đẹp, để đôi khi có thể quên đi sự dã man của con người... ~ Luis Sep lveda
290:Whence this creation came into being, whether He established it or did not establish it, He who regards it from above in the supreme ether, He knows,—or perhaps He knows it not. ~ Rig Veda
291:İnsanlar belli bir birikim olmadan kimi şeyleri anlayamazlar. Fakat kimi insanlar için birikim diye bir şey yoktur sanki... Her biriken şey bu kişileri biraz daha çürütüyor. ~ Vedat T rkali
292:Material pleasure means the pleasure of the senses. That’s all. This is the difference. When you simply try to please Kṛṣṇa, that is spiritual pleasure. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
293:Mr. Cain would structurally change the voting demographic. There would be more black economic conservatives, and the Democrats would lose their stranglehold on the black vote. ~ Alveda King
294:Antonia José Bolivar préférait ne plus penser, laissant béantes les profondeurs de sa mémoire pour les remplir de bonheur et de tourments d'amour plus éternels que le temps. ~ Luis Sep lveda
295:A verse from the Veda says, 'What you see, you become.' In other words, just the experience of perceiving the world makes you what you are. This is a quite literal statement. ~ Deepak Chopra
296:En tu vida tendrás muchos motivos para ser feliz, uno de ellos se llama agua, otro se llama viento, otro se llama sol y siempre llega como una recompensa luego de la lluvia. ~ Luis Sep lveda
297:If after accepting the spiritual master and being initiated one does not follow the rules and regulations of devotional service, then he is again fallen. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
298:Eğer daha fazlamız yiyeceği, neşeyi ve şarkıyı altın yığınlarına yeğleyebilseydi, burası çok daha mutlu bir dünya olurdu. Ama mutlu ya da mutsuz, artık onu terk etmeliyim. Elveda! ~ Anonymous
299:-No hemos infringido ninguna ley - se volvió hacia Zuzana y preguntó en checo -: No existe ninguna ley que prohíba volar, ¿verdad?
- Claro que sí. La ley de la gravedad. ~ Laini Taylor
300:A devotee should be fixed in the conclusion that, the spiritual master cannot be subject to criticism and should never be considered equal to a common man. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
301:A yogī is greater than the ascetic, greater than the empiricist and greater than the fruitive worker. Therefore, O Arjuna, in all circumstances, be a yogī. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
302:These chants relieved vedana, the yearning of the restless human soul, hence became collectively known as the Veda. Those who heard them first came to be known as the Rishis. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
303:Un profesional vive solo. Para aliviar el cuerpo, el mundo le ofrece un montón de putas. Siempre había respetado a rajatabla esa consigna misógina. Siempre. Hasta que la conocí. ~ Luis Sep lveda
304:According to ayurveda, we become what we surround ourselves with. And so it stands to reason that we have to be discerning about what we surround ourselves with." Steve Cope [p. 85] ~ Dani Shapiro
305:Once the Ananda, the divine delight in all things is attained, it sets right all the distortions, all the evil of the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, To Bhaga Savitri, the Enjoyer,
306:There is a word Kristos in the Greek dictionary, and this word is supposed to be borrowed from the Sanskrit word "Krishna," and Christ is derived from Kristos. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
307:We want to lead mankind to the place where there is neither the Vedas, nor the Bible, nor the Koran; yet this has to be done by harmonizing the Vedas, the Bible, and the Koran. ~ Swami Vivekananda
308:People need jobs, people need happy and successful lives; there should be marriage between one man and one woman, there should the value of person from conception until natural death. ~ Alveda King
309:The vastest knowledge of today cannot transcend the buddhi of the Rishis in ancient India; and science in its most advanced stage now is closer to Vedanta than ever before. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
310:“#discernment - to know That which fire cannot burn, wind cannot dry, water cannot wet, and no weapon can destroy - then you shall know That” - Shree #Krishna in #BhagavadGita #Vedanta ~ #SpiritChat
311:He whom the sages have been seeking in all these places is in our own hearts; the voice that you heard was right, says Vedanta, but the direction you gave to the voice was wrong. ~ Swami Vivekananda
312:The living being is in the state of forgetfulness of his relation with God due to his being overly attracted to material sense gratification from time immemorial. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
313:Kṛṣṇa conscious man does not take shelter of any person – man or demigod. Whatever he does in Kṛṣṇa consciousness is sufficient in the discharge of his obligation. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
314:Our Master was a man of direct perception. He saw everything; He knew everything. His words are the words of the Veda. What will you do if you do not believe in His words? ~ Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi
315:Prvi korak je, da se začnete zavedati, kaj čutite. Če se poglobite v svoje občutke, vas bo to privedlo do njihovega vira. Samo s pomočjo čustev lahko spoznate polje sile svoje lastne duše. ~ Gary Zukav
316:Life (ayu) is the combination (samyoga) of body, senses, mind and reincarnating soul. Ayurveda is the most sacred science of life, beneficial to humans both in this world and the world beyond. ~ Charaka
317:Ne vedo, kaj delajo,' je najinteligentnejši izrek, kar jih je bilo povedanih. Zaradi njega je Kristus najgloblji videc, s svojim obrazom z zlatimi očmi, prislonjenim na okno realnosti. ~ Christian Bobin
318:Pray daily to be used by God, sacrifice personal needs and so greed has to go out of the window. Because you have to believe God can take care of you so you don't have to worry about that. ~ Alveda King
319:[Veda:] 'Sure. Let me put these [books] back and we can go.'
Cora looked at the number of volumes on the table and sat back. ‘I should have brought my iPod,’ she said, folding her arms. ~ Jessica Lave
320:Şefik Hüsnü’ce yazıldığını sonradan öğrendiğimiz, gerçek bir Marksistin, ülkemizin o tarihsel dönemecini inceleme ürünü olan bu “GÖRÜŞLER-DİLEKLER” yazısının bugünkü kuşaklarca da okunması ~ Vedat T rkali
321:The Rig Veda defines yoga as a union or "yoking" of the material and spiritual worlds, and it doesn't describe any physical postures other than the traditional cross-legged meditation pose. ~ Deepak Chopra
322:You may ask, “Who wrote the Vedas?” They were not written. The words are the Vedas. A word is Veda, if I can pronounce it rightly. Then it will immediately produce the [desired] effect. ~ Swami Vivekananda
323:I call myself a Sanatani Eternal Hindu, because I believe in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Puranas, and all that goes by the name of Hindu scripture, and therefore in avataras and rebirth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
324:A bona fide spiritual master, under the guidance of authorities, can turn anyone to the Vaisnava cult so that naturally he may come to the topmost position of a brahmana. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
325:Even if one commits the most abominable action, if he is engaged in devotional service he is to be considered saintly because he is properly situated in his determination. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
326:It is imperative that one approaches a spiritual master, for by such association one proportionately develops his consciousness towards the Supreme Personality of Godhead. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
327:The greatness of Vedavyasa’s work is in the questions it evokes every time we read it, rather than in the answers given by preachers who reduce it to a simplistic tale of good versus evil. ~ Anand Neelakantan
328:Those who are devoted to the cause of the Personality of Godhead live only for the welfare, development and happiness of others. They do not live for any selfish interest. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
329:-Sí, al borde del vacío comprendió lo más importante - maulló Zorbas.
-Ah, sí? Y qué es lo que comprendió -preguntó el humano.
-Que sólo vuela el que se atreve a hacerlo - maulló Zorbas. ~ Luis Sep lveda
330:Since one cannot visually experience the presence of the Supersoul, He appears before us as a liberated devotee. Such a spiritual master is none other than Krishna himself. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
331:When a pure devotee or spiritual master speak, what he says should be accepted as having been directly spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the Parampara System. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
332:Man cannot seize or hold at once all that the illumination brings to him; it has to be repeated constantly so that he may grow in the light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, The Ashwins, Lords of Bliss,
333:(...) Me tenía completamente trastornado esa pasión por lo extraño y lo desconocido que me había convertido en un errabundo en la tierra y un frecuentador de lugares remotos, antiguos y vedados. ~ H P Lovecraft
334:One has to ascertain the right path for his activities by following in the footsteps of great saintly persons and books of knowledge under the guidance of a spiritual master. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
335:Algunas noches vos me haces una caricia nueva, una caricia inédita, y fíjate que curioso, esa caricia nueva también sirve para revitalizar las viejas caricias, como si las contagiara de su novedad ~ Mario Benedetti
336:burada beraberiz ve bir gün, er ya da geç, birbirimze veda etmek zorunda kalacağız. doğru düzgün tanışmasak ve her konuda anlaşmamış olsak da hayatın esrarengiz bir cilvesi sonucunda burada beraberiz. ~ Paulo Coelho
337:Gece, tam onun Atlantik'te numara yaptığı sıralarda, kendisini telefona çağırmak, rahatsız ettiğim için af diledikten sonra, kısaca veda ederek, mikrofon başında kafama bir kurşun sıkmak, ne güzel olurdu! ~ Anonymous
338:African-Americans who might have disagreed with candidate Barack Obama's left-of-center politics voted for him in 2008 because electing a candidate with brown skin was too historic an opportunity to miss. ~ Alveda King
339:Racism is a way to gain economic advantage at the expense of others. Slavery and plantations may be gone, but racism still allows us to regard those who may keep us from financial gain as less than equals. ~ Alveda King
340:Shankar Vedantam wrote that those who travel with the current will always feel they are good swimmers, while those who swim against the current may never realize they are better swimmers than they imagine, ~ Eliot Peper
341:The Vedantic formula of the Self in all things, all things in the Self and all things as becomings of the Self is the key to this richer and all-embracing Yoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Threefold Life,
342:We have to have Internet streaming with truth out there. We have to have folks who are peacefully protesting, telling the truth. And the heart of America will begin to melt in the face of truth and charity. ~ Alveda King
343:[Cora:]‘Michael—that guy from the restaurant the other night—he works over there. He runs the prehistoric department.’
‘I’m surprised,’ Veda said.
‘That you’re dating someone who reads. ~ Jessica Lave
344:Tudo é como devia ser. A noite aperta a polpa dos frutos, desperta o desejo dos insectos, acalma a inquietação das aves, refresca a pele dos repteis, põe os vaga-lumes a dançar. Sim. Tudo é como devia ser ~ Luis Sep lveda
345:We are using everything they use – table, chair, bed, tape recorder, typewriter – so what is the difference? The difference is that we are using everything for Kṛṣṇa. Bob: The devotees ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
346:Because materialists cannot understand Krsna spiritually, they are advised to concentrate the mind on physical things and try to see how Krsna is manifested by physical representations. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
347:In Sanskrit this ardent, one-pointed, self-transcending passion is called tapas, and the Vedas revere it as an unsurpassable creative force. From the tapas of God, the Rig Veda says, the cosmos itself was born. ~ Anonymous
348:Fire is His head, the sun and moon His eyes, space His ears, the Vedas His speech, the wind His breath, the universe His heart. From His feet the Earth has originated. Verily, He is the inner self of all beings. ~ Anonymous
349:To find what the Rig Veda describes in a hymn to the funeral pyre: ‘Carry him, O Fire, in your arms gently. Carry him where the fathers live, where there is no more sorrow, where there is no more death.’15 ~ Hindol Sengupta
350:Tantra is only valuable in so far as it enables us to give effect to Vedanta & in itself it has no value or necessity at all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest, To Motilal Roy,
351:Ayurveda does not look upon asanas as fixed forms that by themselves either decrease or increase the doshas. It views them as vehicles for energy that can be used to help balance the doshas, if used correctly. ~ David Frawley
352:The Mother has revealed everything to me. She reveals everything if the devotee cries to Her with a yearning heart. She has shown me everything that is in the Vedas, the Vedanta, the Puranas, and the Tantra. ~ Sri Ramakrishna
353:The source of all error is misapplication, wrong placing of truth, wrong arrangement, wrong relation, wrong positing in time and place, object and order. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, To Bhaga Savitri, the Enjoyer,
354:Ayurveda is not just about nutrition or herbology, it has a unique tool for diagnosis, diagnosis of understanding the human constitution is different from person to person. Each one has a unique metabolic system. ~ Maya Tiwari
355:When you desire to gratify your senses, that is material life. And when you desire to serve God, that is spiritual life. That is the difference between material life and spiritual life. Now ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
356:Če duša v samoti svojih lastnih duhovnih izbir napreduje v veri, pogumu in čustvih do svoje lastne človeškosti, gotovo lahko odpre vrata, ki vodijo k večjemu zavedanju, večjemu karmičnemu vplivanju in odgovornosti. ~ Gary Zukav
357:Gli incontri più importanti sono già combinati dalle anime prima ancora che i corpi si vedano. Generalmente essi avvengono quando arriviamo ad un limite. Quando abbiamo bisogno di morire e rinascere emotivamente. ~ Paulo Coelho
358:Lenin: “Uluslararası dünya devrimi, emperyalist ülkelerin, tüm dünyadaki ulusal kurtuluş savaşlarıyla metropollerine kovulmalarından sonra gerçekleşebilecek gibi görünüyor. Çelişkili olsa da, tarihin gerçeği bu! ~ Vedat T rkali
359:Y fue así que nos despertamos en un mundo ávido de novedades sociales y que alegremente se lanzaba hacia la conquista de una libertad que no se sabía muy bien lo que era y de un progreso que jamás pudo definir. ~ Fernando Pessoa
360:He often heard that wisdom comes with age, and he waited, trusting that this wisdom would bring him what he most wanted; that ability to guide his memories and not fall into the traps that they often set for him. ~ Luis Sep lveda
361:One who is not disturbed in mind even amidst the threefold miseries or elated when there is happiness, and who is free from attachment, fear and anger, is called a sage of steady mind. PURPORT ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
362:Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It's a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated. ~ Alveda King
363:The principles of the Vedanta not only should be preached everywhere in India, but also outside. Our thought must enter into the make-up of the minds of every nation, not through writings, but through persons. ~ Swami Vivekananda
364:We've learnt to appreciate and respect and love someone who's different from us. It is very easy to accept and love those who are like us, but to love someone different is very hard, and you helped us to do that. ~ Luis Sep lveda
365:El amor es lo que mueve el mundo. Es la única cosa que permite a hombres y mujeres seguir en pie en un mundo donde la gravedad siempre parece estar queriendo derribarlos, llevarlos hacia abajo, hacerles arrastrarse. ~ Stephen King
366:Clouds and dust are carried by the air, but less intelligent persons say that the sky is cloudy and the air is dirty. Similarly, they also implant material bodily conceptions on the spirit self. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
367:El carruaje partió inmediatamente, y aprovechando Artagnan la oscuridad que reinaba en la bóveda bajo la cual pasaba, se arrojó en brazos del prisionero exclamando:
- ¡Rochefort! ¿Sois vos? ¡No me equivoco...! ~ Alexandre Dumas
368:This chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra is enacted from the spiritual platform and thus this sound vibration surpasses all lower strata of consciouness - namely sensual, mental and intellectual. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
369:Cuando la gravedad es lo bastante elevada no deja escapar nada, ni siquiera la luz. Un lugar así recibe el nombre de agujero negro. Es una especie de gato cósmico de Chesire, enigmáticamente indiferente a lo que le rodea. ~ Carl Sagan
370:He is not hankering after your food. He accepts your devotion, bhakti. The real thing is devotion, not the food. Kṛṣṇa does not accept any food of this material world. He accepts only the devotion. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
371:In a right-angled triangle, the hypotenuse is the side opposite the right angle". A sentence that later flabbergasted the inhabitants of el Idilio, who took it to be a wird tongue twister or a mysterious incantation". ~ Luis Sep lveda
372:La inmensa mayoría son hombres de sociedad. Viven en la superficie, les interesa lo transitorio y lo breve. Son como madera de deriva en al riada. Sólo piden las novedades: la espuma y la cochambre del mar eterno. ~ Henry David Thoreau
373:Food prepared more than three hours before being eaten, food that is tasteless, decomposed and putrid, and food consisting of remnants and untouchable things is dear to those in the mode of darkness. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
374:For man, mind is the cause of bondage and mind is the cause of liberation. Mind absorbed in sense objects is the cause of bondage, and mind detached from the sense objects is the cause of liberation. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
375:Fui divisando capiteles y astrágalos, frontones triangulares y bóvedas, confusas pompas del granito y del mármol. Así me fue deparado ascender de la ciega región de negros laberintos entretejidos a la resplandeciente Ciudad. ~ Anonymous
376:Puedo chillar de risa a las dos y cuarto y de tristeza a las dos y dieciocho. Y al revés, por qué no. Supongo que si metes toda la información en una misma bóveda, los llantos y las risas van aprendiendo a hacerse compa ~ Xavier Velasco
377:Look upon life and death; there is no separation between them,
The right hand and the left hand are one and the same.
Kabîr says: "There the wise man is speechless; for this truth may
never be found in Vedas or in books. ~ Kabir
378:One whose happiness is within, who is active within, who rejoices within and is illumined within, is actually the perfect mystic. He is liberated in the Supreme, and ultimately he attains the Supreme. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
379:Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
380:Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
381:In spiritual life, one must conduct one's whole life under the guidance of the guru. Only one who executes his spiritual life under the direction of the spiritual master can achieve the mercy of Krishna. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
382:una estrella se mantiene con vida gracias a dos fuerzas contrapuestas: por un lado, la de las explosiones nucleares internas, que tienden a expandirla y, por otro, la de la gravedad, que la mantiene unida en su conjunto. ~ David Lagercrantz
383:adolescentes", cuyos rasgos principales son una resistencia endeble a la gravedad, un vocabulario compuesto de gruñidos, falta de conciencia espacial, dosis abundantes de masturbación y una voracidad desmedida por comer cereales. ~ Matt Haig
384:My dear Arjuna, only by undivided devotional service can I be understood as I am, standing before you, and can thus be seen directly. Only in this way can you enter into the mysteries of My understanding. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
385:The living being cannot be supremely conscious at any stage of his perfection, and the theory that he can be so is a misleading theory. Conscious he may be, but he is not perfectly or supremely conscious. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
386:Ja sam apsolutno konzervativna..Mislim da nam je Allah pri rodjenju odredio mjesto i ulogu u svijetu i da je svaki pokušaj da se dovede u pitanje božanski plan osudjen na poraz.
..Bog je pravedan, padaju samo truli plodovi. ~ Keniz Mourad
387:Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
388:The weird thing is, I'm not entirely sure that I am meant to think that such a gift is who I am according to the philosophy underlying Vedanta. But I have long been stubborn like that, for some reason. It's a gift, as I say. ~ Quentin S Crisp
389:When one waters the root of a tree, he automatically waters the branches, twigs, leaves and flowers; when one supplies food to the stomach through the mouth, he satisfies all the various parts of the body. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
390:الصياديين يقتلون للتغلب على الخوف الذى يجعلهم مجانين ويفسد كيانتهم من الداخل
لقد رايتهم يثملون امام كدسات جلودهم لاخفاء الخوف الذى اوحى به اليهم اليقين بان عدوا جديرا بهذا الاسم قد راهم فى اعماق الغابة وشم رائحتهم واحتقرهم ~ Luis Sep lveda
391:Sólo al envejecer nos damos cuenta de la gravedad de ciertas palabras, y todo lo que nos hemos perdido —por superficialidad, por egoísmo, por prisa— pesa sobre nuestro corazón, pero el tiempo ya habrá pasado y no vuelve atrás. ~ Susanna Tamaro
392:The Hindu faith and the information for its sacred books, the Vedas, were taken to the Indian subcontinent by the Aryans from the Caucasus Mountains, one of the centers for extraterrestrials/inner terrestrials and their offspring. ~ David Icke
393:The perfection of yoga, therefore, does not terminate in voidness or impersonalism; on the contrary, the perfection of yoga is attained when one actually sees the Personality of Godhead in His eternal form. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
394:Contigo aprendimos algo que nos llena de orgullo: aprendimos a apreciar, respetar y querer a un ser diferente. Es muy difícil aceptar y querer a los que son iguales a nosotros, pero hacerlo con alguien diferente es muy difícil. ~ Luis Sep lveda
395:«In questo viaggio che è iniziato quando ho voluto avere un nome ho imparato tante cose. Ho imparato l’importanza della lentezza e, adesso, ho imparato che il Paese del Dente di Leone, a forza di desiderarlo, era dentro di noi» ~ Luis Sep lveda
396:Vedas are the earliest sacred scriptures of Hinduism and are full of abstract hymns containing esoteric concepts. The Puranas were written later and use stories and characters to make those esoteric concepts more accessible. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
397:The Puranas, the Tantras, and all the other books, even the Vyasa Sutras, are of secondary, or tertiary authority, but primary are the Vedas. ~ Abhedānanda (Swami), in Vedanta philosophy: five lectures on reincarnation Abhedānanda (Swami), p. 294
398:You may quote thousands of arguments from Vedanta philosophy to a true lover of God, and try to explain the world as a dream, but you cannot shake his devotion to God. In spite of all your efforts he will come back to his devotion. ~ Sri Ramakrishna
399:Algún día cuando hayamos dominado los vientos, las olas, las mareas y la gravedad, aprenderemos a utilizar las energías del amor. Entonces por segunda vez en la historia del mundo, la humanidad habrá descubierto el fuego. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
400:Both the Mahabharata and the Ramayana survive in several versions, the earliest of which are at least five hundred years later than the Vedas. Yet their core narratives seem to relate to events from a period prior to all but the Rig Veda. ~ John Keay
401:The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that. ~ Swami Vivekananda
402:Learning from books and teachers is like traveling by carriage, so we are told in the Veda. But, the carriage will serve only while one is on the highroad. He who reaches the end of the highroad will leave the carriage and walk afoot. ~ Johannes Itten
403:The transcendental loving service of the Lord is performed in three ways – with the body, with the mind and with words. Here the sages pray that their words may always be engaged in glorifying the Supreme Lord. One ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
404:You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
405:His [Vyāsadeva's] son was a great devotee, an equibalanced monist, whose mind was always concentrated in monism. He was transcendental to mundane activities, but being unexposed, he appeared like an ignorant person. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
406:In Orissa, where it is mining bauxite, Vedanta is financing a university. In these creeping, innocuous ways mining corporations enter our imaginations: the Gentle Giants Who Really Care. It's called CSR, corporate social responsibility. ~ Arundhati Roy
407:I read it more carefully than anyone had ever read it. . . . Kahn’s book to me is like the Vedas,” he explains, citing the centuries-old Indian text. “There’s an expression I learned: ‘If a man loses his cow, he looks for it in the Vedas. ~ Steven Levy
408:Heaven is my father and begot me; I have for my family all this heavenly circle. My mother is the boundless earth. But I-know not to what all this mysterious universe is like, my eyes are troubled and I move as if enchained in my own thought. ~ Rig Veda
409:One of the most outstanding aspects of Ayurveda is its teaching that nothing is absolute. The utility, value and effect of anything is relative. Hence, the efficacy of its healing is dependent on the receiver, the time and the environment. It ~ Om Swami
410:By the grace of the spiritual master the cloud of the mercy of the Personality of Godhead is brought in, and then only, when the rains of Krishna consciousness fall, can the fire of material existence be extinguished. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
411:From the Vedas we learn a practical art of surgery, medicine, music, house building under which mechanized art is included. They are encyclopedia of every aspect of life, culture, religion, science, ethics, law, cosmology and meteorology. ~ William James
412:lo que podemos ver en un performance ni rebasa ni hace que tengamos conciencia de algo que todos sabemos, experimentamos y vemos. No hay novedades ni aportes. Que sea un acercamiento sin rigor no lo convierte en un acercamiento más osado ~ Avelina L sper
413:Muchas veces escuchó decir que con los años llega la sabiduría, y él esperó, confiando en que tal sabiduría le entragara lo que más deseaba: ser capaz de guiar el rumbo de los recuerdos y no caer en las trampas de éstos tendían a menudo. ~ Luis Sep lveda
414:The Srimad-Bhagavatam states that any bona fide preacher of God consciousness must have the qualities of titiksa (tolerance) and karuna (compassion). In the character of Lord Jesus Christ we find both these qualities. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
415:So it is our request that you try to study Bhagavad-gītā as it is. Don't try to distort it by your so-called education. Try to understand Kṛiṣṇa as He is saying. Then you will be benefited. Your life will be successful. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
416:To me an Indian is one who has got a Vedantic brain which probes deep and soars high; an Islamic body that is vibrant and valiant; a Buddhistic heart overflowing with compassion and kindness and Christian limbs of service and sacrifice. ~ Swami Vivekananda
417:Although the minds of those who are devotees of the demigods are fixed on a particular demigod, because You are the Supersoul of all living entities, including the demigods, worship of the demigods indirectly goes to You. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
418:Ne rekavši joj ništa, ni koliko su njene riječi ljekovite, ni koliko me ohrabrila svojim povjerenjem bez razloga, zagrlio sam je nježno, kao nekad, prije sinoćnjeg događaja, bez strepnje i ustručavanja, potpuno opran, oslobođen, hrabro vedar. ~ Me a Selimovi
419:Vodniki in učitelji pomagajo duši na vsaki stopnji njene evolucije. Število vodnikov in učiteljev, ki jih ima duša, je odvisno od tega, kaj si želi doseči, in od njene ravni zavedanja. Duše, ki prevzamejo nase pomembnejše načrte, dobe več pomoči. ~ Gary Zukav
420:The language of the Veda itself is sruti, a rhythm not composed by the intellect but heard, a divine Word that same vibrating out of the Infinite to the inner audience of the man who had previously made himself fit fot the impersonal knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo
421:Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation.
~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, The Bhagavad Gita,
422:It is statistically proven that the strongest institution that guarantees procreation and continuity of the generations is marriage between one man and one woman. We don't want genocide. We don't want to destroy the sacred institution of marriage. ~ Alveda King
423:The Vedantins say that the Atman is completely unattached. Sin or virtue, pain or pleasure, cannot affect it; but they can inflict sufferings on those who have attachment to the body. The smoke can soil the walls, but can do nothing to the sky. ~ Sri Ramakrishna
424:One must execute devotional service under the guidance of a devotee or directly under the guidance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is not possible, however, to train oneself without guidance from the spiritual master. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
425:So, according to Vedanta, the central doctrine of Hinduism, all bodies are the clothes of the one and only Self in its innumerable disguises, and the whole universe is a masquerade ball pretending to be a tragedy and then realizing that it’s a ball. ~ Alan W Watts
426:The Lord has different names according to His different activities. For example, His name is Madhusüdana because He killed the demon of the name Madhu; His name is Govinda because He gives pleasure to the cows and to the senses ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
427:You see, no one can teach anybody. The teacher spoils everything by thinking that he is teaching. Thus Vedanta says that within man is all knowledge-even in a boy it is so-and it requires only an awakening, and that much is the work of a teacher. ~ Swami Vivekananda
428:How entirely does the Upanishad breathe throughout the holy spirit of the Vedas! How is every one who by a diligent study of its Persian Latin has become familiar with that incomparable book stirred by that spirit to the very depth of his Soul ! ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
429:By studying Bhagavad-gītā, one can become a soul completely surrendered to the Supreme Lord and engage himself in pure devotional service. As the Lord takes charge, one becomes completely free from all kinds of materialistic endeavors. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
430:In the 21st Century, the anti-traditional marriage community is in league with the anti-life community, and together with the NAACP and other sympathizers, they are seeking a world where homosexual marriage and abortion will supposedly set the captives free. ~ Alveda King
431:In the last stage of the spiritual master's life, the devotees of the spiritual master should take preaching activities into their own hands. In this way the spiritual master can sit down in a solitary place and render nirjana-bhajana. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
432:Visų pirma sakoma, kad kančios veda žmogų į tobulybę, o antra, jei žmonija tikrai išmoks piliulėmis ir lašais savo kančias lengvinti, tai jo visai užmirš religiją ir filosofiją, kuri iki šiol rasdavo sau ne tik apsigynimą nuo visokių bėdų, bet netgi laimę. ~ Anton Chekhov
433:Ella me coge de la mano como una mujer en un sueño. Está en un sueño y yo también. Como todos los dulces sueños, será corto..., pero es la brevedad la que hace la dulzur, ¿no es así? Sí, eso creo. Porque cuando el tiempo ha pasado, nunca lo puedes recuperar. ~ Stephen King
434:Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness. ~ Alveda King
435:Ésa es la belleza de la juventud. Hay una levedad que permea en todo porque todavía no has tomado esas malditas decisiones, no te has comprometido con ningún sendero, y el camino delante de ti se abre en disyuntivas puras, limpias, de potencial ilimitado. Amo ~ Blake Crouch
436:Racism oppresses its victims, but also binds the oppressors, who sear their consciences with more and more lies until they become prisoners of those lies. They cannot face the truth of human equality because it reveals the horror of the injustices they commit. ~ Alveda King
437:The Veda says that as long as we do not accept life for what it is, as long as we try to control and change things, there will always be conflict. Conflict ends when we realize that beyond tangible material reality, there is intangible spiritual reality. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
438:The Vedas say, "All intelligences awake with the morning." Poetry and art, and the fairest and most memorable of the actions of men, date from such an hour. All poets and heroes, like Memnon, are the children of Aurora, and emit their music at sunrise. ~ Henry David Thoreau
439:In the history of the world the Vedas fill a gap which no literary work in any other language could fill. I maintain that to everybody who cares for himself for his ancestors for his intellectual development a study of the Vedic literature is indeed indispensable. ~ Max Muller
440:The Srimad Bhagavatam is the very essence of all the Vedanta literature. One who has enjoyed the nectar of its rasa never has any desire for anything else. ~ Rūpagosvāmī (2003), in Twelfth canto of Bhagavat Purana (12.13.15), in The Bhaktirasāmṛtasindhu of Rūpa Gosvāmin, p. 65
441:-Sólo oprime este botón y puedes aumentar veinte veces el peso de un objeto. Ponlo en reversa y lo puedes hacer flotar.
-¿Estás loco? Es un bate de baseball envuelto en papel brillante, amigo. ¿Cómo podría alguien construir un bastón de gravedad? ~ Mark Millar
442:The one theme of the Vedanta philosophy is the search after unity. The Hindu mind does not care for the particular; it is always after the general, nay, the universal. "what is it that by knowing which everything else is to be known." That is the one search. ~ Swami Vivekananda
443:My personal, metaphysical belief is Vedanta, which is that ultimately there is a singular consciousness. It's like a Hindu metaphysics, that basically we're all like characters in a play that consciousness is putting on to discover its own creative capacities. ~ Daniel Pinchbeck
444:Service is the highest spiritual discipline. Prayer and meditation, or knowledge of scripture and Vedanta (holy scriptures of India), cannot help you reach the goal as quickly as service can. Service has a double effect, it extinguishes the ego and gives bliss. ~ Sathya Sai Baba
445:Abortion and racism are evil twins, born of the same lie. Where racism now hides its face in public, abortion is accomplishing the goals of which racism only once dreamed. Together, abortionists are destroying humanity at large and the black community in particular. ~ Alveda King
446:A majority, perhaps as many as 75 percent, of abortion clinics are in areas with high minority populations. Abortion apologists will say this is because they want to serve the poor. You don't serve the poor, however, by taking their money to terminate their children. ~ Alveda King
447:Un santo feliz es aquel que es consciente, al mismo tiempo, de la gravedad del pecado y de la inmensidad de la gracia. El pecado no se reduce, ni tampoco la capacidad de Dios para perdonarlo. El santo mora en la gracia, no en la culpa. Así se define un alma tranquila. ~ Max Lucado
448:The Vedas teach that the soul is divine, only held in the bondage of matter; perfection will be reached when this bond will burst, and the word they use for it is, therefore, Mukti - freedom, freedom from the bonds of imperfection, freedom from death and misery. ~ Swami Vivekananda
449:If a person hears about, glorifies, meditates upon, worships or simply offers great respect to the Supreme Lord, who is situated within the heart, the Lord will remove from his mind the contamination accumulated during many thousands of lifetimes. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
450:There is no defeat in this material world for persons who control the mind and senses by controlling the breathing process and who are therefore experienced, mature mystics. This is because by such perfection in yoga they have attained your mercy. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
451:Igual que seguía considerando que la gravedad es una fuerza que atrae las cosas hacia sí, y no una simple cuestión que se encarga de las que menos resistencia opongan a ella, estaba segura de que el carácter era una lucha entre las buenas y las malas intenciones. ~ Penelope Fitzgerald
452:I want to start two institutions, one in Madras and one in Calcutta, to carry out my plan; and that plan briefly is to bring the Vedantic ideals into the everyday practical life of the saint or the sinner, of the sage or the ignoramus, of the Brahmin or the Pariah. ~ Swami Vivekananda
453:Aquélla sería su casa. Aunque para Julián aquel mundo mágico de Sivana era una absoluta novedad, tenía sin embargo la sensación de que era un poco como volver a casa, un regreso a un paraíso que hubiera conocido mucho tiempo atrás. Aquella aldea de rosas no le resultaba ~ Robin S Sharma
454:Jedna stvar mi je ipak jasna: zapovest ljubavi, nije važno da li je propoveda Hrist ili Gete, svet je potpuno pogrešno protumačio! To uopšte nije bila zapovest. Ne postoje zapovesti. Zapovesti su istine koje učen čovek prenosi neznalici na način koji ovaj može da razume. ~ Hermann Hesse
455:In the mystical experience, which transcends all religious traditions and cultures and languages, the Christian, the Buddhist, the Muslim, and the Vedantist alike come to the same realization: They realize the oneness of their own soul and God, the Soul of the universe. ~ Swami Abhayananda
456:In the same Upanishad, Agni is invoked for purely moral functions as the purifier from sin, the leader of the soul by the good path to the divine Bliss, and he seems to be identified with the power of the will and responsible for human actions
~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret Of The Veda, ,
457:Concerning Concealment as a symptom of love for Krsna:
"It has been stated, 'although Srimati Radharani developed a deep loving affection for Krsna, She hid Her attitude in the core of Her heart so that others could not detect Her actual condition. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
458:I have created all worlds at my will, without being urged by any higher being, and I dwell within them. I permeate the earth and heaven, all created entities with my greatness, and dwell in them as eternal and infinite consciousness.
~ Devi Sukta, Rigveda 10.125.8, Translated by June McDaniel,
459:With sincerity and earnestness one can realize God through all religions. The Vaishnavas will realize God, and so will the Saktas, the Vedantists, and the Brahmos. The Mussalmans and Christians will realize Him too. All will certainly realize God if they are earnest and sincere. ~ Sri Ramakrishna
460:15 Mart sabahı, iki motosikletle, cam gibi buzlu yola çıktılar. Birinde Deniz ve Yusuf vardı: diğerinde Sinan'la Tayfun. Yol ayrımında durup vedalaştılar. Sinan, Deniz'le Yusuf'a bir daha görüşmeyeceklerini bilir gibi sımsıkı sarıldı.
Sayfa:256 ~ Can D ndar
461:mama ratna-vaṇig-bhāvaṁ ratnāny aparicinvataḥ hasantu santo jihremi na sva-svānta-vinoda-kṛt “The saintly devotees may laugh at me for becoming a jewel merchant though I know nothing about precious jewels. But I feel no shame, for at least I may entertain them. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
462:Neither my great-grandfather an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. an NAACP leader, my father Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda. ~ Alveda King
463:President Obama is traveling around the country, proposing a stimulus bill that has already failed once. Instead of having an honest discussion about whether or not a plan that already failed once will fail again, the establishment would rather distract the American people with gossip. ~ Alveda King
464:The artist draws a picture of a rose very nicely with all attention and artistic sense, and yet it does not become as perfect as the real rose. If that is the real fact, how can we say that the real rose has taken its shape without Intelligence behind the beauty? ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
465:La fe es medible. Se basa en lo que piensas y consideras sobre una verdad espiritual. (...) Hay leyes naturales, como la gravedad, y hay leyes espirituales, como ésta. Puedes tener lo que dices si crees que lo tienes antes de que tú en realidad veas que lo tienes. Eso es fe.-Zacharel ~ Gena Showalter
466:The demon should have known that God cannot be driven out of any place, for He is all-pervading. Demons think of their possessions as their property, but actually everything belongs to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who can take anything at any time He likes. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
467:Hindu fundamentalism is a contradiction in terms, since Hinduism is a religion without fundamentals; there is no such thing as a Hindu heresy. How dare a bunch of goondas shrink the soaring majesty of the Vedas and the Upanishads to the petty bigotry of their brand of identity politics? ~ Shashi Tharoor
468:The Master of Wisdom in his first coming to birth in the supreme ether of the great Light, - many his births, seven his mouths of the Word, seven his Rays, - scatters the darknesses with his cry. Rig Veda.3 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Out of the Sevenfold Ignorance towards the Sevenfold Knowledge,
469:Hinduism professes no false certitudes. Its capacity to express wonder at Creation and simultaneously scepticism about the omniscience of the Creator are unique to Hinduism. Both are captured beautifully in this verse from the 3,500-year-old Rig Veda, the Nasadiya Sukta or Creation Hymn: ~ Shashi Tharoor
470:The first wave involved Sanskrit ‘commentaries’ (bhasyas) by Vedanta scholars, the most celebrated of whom were Adi Shankara from Kerala in the eighth century followed by Ramanuja from Tamil Nadu in the eleventh century and Madhva Acharya from Karnataka in the thirteenth century. They ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
471:[Veda:] Twenty years of thinking that vampires and witches and all things supernatural were nothing but a bedtime story: a myth, thought up by ignorant people and told to children to keep them from straying after dark. Now, when it was right in front of her, it still felt like a fairy tale. ~ Jessica Lave
472:And because the soul has no birth, he therefore has no past, present or future. He is eternal, ever-existing and primeval – that is, there is no trace in history of his coming into being. Under the impression of the body, we seek the history of birth, etc., of the soul. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
473:Enfrentarse a la realidad de la impermanencia de todas las cosas — empleando el lenguaje de los budistas—, a la inevitabilidad de la muerte; aceptar este hecho natural, inevitable e incluso bueno —como veremos más adelante— es sano a nivel psicológico porque nos permite quitarle gravedad a todo ~ Anonymous
474:I shall no longer be instructed by the Yoga Veda or the Aharva Veda, or the ascetics, or any other doctrine whatsoever. I shall learn from myself, be a pupil of myself; I shall get to know myself, the mystery of Siddhartha." He looked around as if he were seeing the world for the first time. ~ Hermann Hesse
475:Chúng ta đã dành cho con sự chăm sóc mà không hề nghĩ tới việc biến con thành một con mèo. Chúng ta yêu con như yêu một con hải âu. Thật dễ dàng để chấp nhận và yêu thương một kẻ nào đó giống mình, nhưng để yêu thương ai đó khác mình thực sự rất khó, và con đã giúp chúng ta làm được điều đó. ~ Luis Sep lveda
476:El mundo es plano.
Lo sé porque me empujaron por el borde y he tratado de aguantar durante diecisiete años. Llevo diecisiete años intentando volver a subir, pero es casi imposible vencer la gravedad si nadie está dispuesto a echarte una mano.
Si nadie quiere arriesgarse a tocarte. ~ Tahereh Mafi
477:There they are. Lieutenant Jack Loveday and Lieutenant Alex Wakeman. I’ve only seen their photos so far and the pictures that are in Demos’s head, but the truth is Demos did not do them justice. In fact, Demos’s head needs a tune up or a reboot or an entirely new operating system altogether. ~ Sarah Alderson
478:The Vedas are considered to be the direct words of the Lord. The Lord gives us the opportunity to enjoy material life as we want, and at the same time He gives directions for the modes and processes of abiding by the Vedas so that gradually one may be elevated to liberation from material bondage. ~ Anonymous
479:368. The Vedanta is God's lamp to lead thee out of this night of bondage and egoism; but when the light of Veda has dawned in thy soul, then even that divine lamp thou needest not, for now thou canst walk freely and surely in a high and eternal sunlight.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human, Karma, [T8],
480:İnsanlardan uzaklaşırken arkana bakıp da onları yavaş yavaş gözden kaybolan birer leke olarak gördüğünde kapıldığın o duygu nedir?
Fazlasıyla büyük olan dünyanın bizi içine yuvarlamasıdır, vedadır bu. Ne ki, gökyüzünün altında bizi bir bekleyen bir sonraki çılgın serüvene doğru uzanırız yine. ~ Jack Kerouac
481:It's interesting to see what's going on with physics these days because they're starting to come out with stuff that sounds remarkably like Buddhism and even more specifically like the ancient Hindu Vedas. Physics isn't necessarily saying the exact same thing but I think eventually it will merge. ~ Brad Warner
482:Senses are called spiritually purified when they are not involved in sense gratification. Senses require engagements, and when the senses are engaged totally in the transcendental loving service of the Lord, they have no chance to become contaminated by material infections. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
483:Te pasas la vida recitando sonetos y hablando de la brevedad de la existencia y de la profundidad del espíritu, intentando explicar La montaña mágica para trajinarte a una chava, y en ésas llega aquí, el bailarín, le echa una sonrisa y dos pasos de baile, y sin abrir la boca te friega bien fregado. ~ Anonymous
484:We can read all the Vedas, and yet will not realize anything, but when we practice their teachings, then we attain to that state which realizes what the scriptures say, which penetrates where neither reason nor perception nor inference can go, and where the testimony of others cannot avail. ~ Swami Vivekananda
485:«Non è l’assenza di problemi che ci dà la felicità, al contrario fronteggiare le difficoltà, di qualunque natura siano, mettersi in gioco per superarle, lottare per cambiare una situazione ingiusta, esplorare possibilità e scenari per scavalcare gli ostacoli, questa è l’essenza della felicità». ~ Luis Sep lveda
486:[the Upanishads and the Vedas...] they haunt me. In them I have found eternal compensation, unfathomable power, unbroken peace... ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoted in Londhe, S. (2008). A tribute to Hinduism: Thoughts and wisdom spanning continents and time about India and her culture. New Delhi: Pragun Publication.
487:We have lost faith in ourselves. Therefore to preach the Advaita aspect of the Vedanta is necessary to rouse up the hearts of men, to show them the glory of their souls. It is therefore that I preach this Advaita, and I do so not as a sectarian, but upon universal and widely acceptable grounds. ~ Swami Vivekananda
488:From the high spiritual flights of the Vedanta philosophy, of which the latest discoveries of science seem like echoes, to the low ideas of idolatry with its multifarious mythology, the agnosticism of the Buddhists and the atheism of the Jains, each and all have a place in the Hinduism religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda
489:In Bhagavad-gītā it is said that simply by understanding the transcendental nature of God one can go back home, back to Godhead. But demons and atheistic persons do not try to understand the nature of the Supreme Lord; therefore they remain in the entanglement of birth and death. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup da
490:Mildred sat quite still, and when she heard Veda drive off she was consumed by a fury so cold that it almost seemed as though she felt nothing at all. It didn't occur to her that she was acting less like a mother than like a lover who had unexpectedly discovered an act of faithlessness, and avenged it. ~ James M Cain
491:Todo tiembla bajo nuestros pies, no conocemos seguridades, si nos preguntan cómo estamos, la respuesta es «sin novedad» o «más o menos»; nos movemos de una incertidumbre a otra, caminamos cautelosos en una región de claroscuros, nada es preciso, no nos gustan los enfrentamientos, preferimos negociar. ~ Isabel Allende
492:Much later, the illustrious teacher (acharya), Shankara (eighth century C.E.), attempted a reformulation of Advaita (Nondual) Vedanta, and in the process introduced some ideas which are controversial to this day. In many ways, his metaphysical worldview is also remarkably similar to that of Plotinus: ~ Swami Abhayananda
493:Plato was synthesis of Europe and Asia, and a decidedly Oriental element pervades his philosophy, giving it a sunrise color. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Abhedananda, Swami India and her people, a study in the social. political, educational and religious conditians of India. [6th ed.] Calcutta, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math 
494:The translation of the Veda will hereafter tell to a great extent on the fate of India and on the growth of millions of souls in that country. It is the root of their religion, and to show them what the root is, I feel sure, is the only way of uprooting all that has sprung from it during the last 3000 years. ~ Max Muller
495:Con chuẩn bị bay rồi, Lucky à. Hít một hơi thở sâu. Hãy cảm nhận làn mưa. Đó là nước. Trong cuộc đời, con sẽ có rất nhiều lí do để hạnh phúc. Một trong những thứ đó là nước, thứ khác là gió, thứ khác nữa là mặt trời, và đó luôn là món quà đến sau những cơn mưa. Hãy cảm nhận mưa đi. Dang đôi cánh của con ra ~ Luis Sep lveda
496:God has revealed to me that only the Paramatman, whom the Vedas describe as the Pure Soul, is as immutable as Mount Sumeru, unattached, and beyond pain and pleasure. There is much confusion in this world of His maya. One can by no means say that 'this' will come after 'that' or 'this' will produce 'that'. ~ Sri Ramakrishna
497:[Veda:] 'The media presence and inability of people to keep anything to themselves anymore is working for *us*. He can’t cover his tracks as well as he used to.'
'No, I guess he can’t,' Dax said. 'Maybe we can do something with that.'
'Like what? Tell people to tweet us if they see a demon?' Ted said. ~ Jessica Lave
498:Se la vita avesse uno sceneggiatore, dovrebbe predisporre incontri senza cambiamenti percettibili in modo che, come dice il poeta Juan Gelman, gli anni invecchino con me, invece di riempirsi di dubbi che la ragione sulle prime si rifiuta di accettare incolpando gli occhi innocenti della verità che ha davanti ~ Luis Sep lveda
499:...esa brecha es útil porque...
—Porque permite cruzar directamente al espacio. Verás, en el mundo Brecha Menos uno, te pones un traje espacial, cruzas... y allí estás, orbitando alrededor del Sol tan ricamente. No hace falta un cohete del tamaño de un rascacielos para lucher contra la gravedad terrestre. ~ Terry Pratchett
500:So many words get lost. They leave the mouth and lose their courage, wandering aimlessly until they are swept into the gutter like dead leaves. On rainy days you can hear their chorus rushing past: IwasabeautifulgirlPleasedon’tgoItoobelievemybodyismadeofglassI’veneverlovedanyoneIthinkofmyselfasfunnyForgiveme…. ~ Nicole Krauss
325 Integral Yoga
282 Sri Aurobindo
101 Nolini Kanta Gupta
59 The Mother
19 Sri Ramakrishna
18 A B Purani
12 Swami Vivekananda
10 Aldous Huxley
9 Swami Krishnananda
7 Sri Ramana Maharshi
7 George Van Vrekhem
7 Aleister Crowley
3 Walt Whitman
2 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
2 Carl Jung
85 Record of Yoga
46 The Life Divine
22 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
22 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
22 Agenda Vol 02
19 Essays On The Gita
19 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
18 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
17 The Synthesis Of Yoga
17 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
16 Letters On Yoga II
16 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
14 The Secret Of The Veda
12 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
12 Isha Upanishad
12 Essays Divine And Human
12 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
11 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
10 The Perennial Philosophy
9 Vedic and Philological Studies
9 The Study and Practice of Yoga
9 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
8 Kena and Other Upanishads
7 Preparing for the Miraculous
6 The Secret Doctrine
6 Magick Without Tears
6 Letters On Yoga I
5 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
5 Letters On Yoga IV
5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
5 Agenda Vol 03
5 Agenda Vol 01
4 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
3 Whitman - Poems
3 The Integral Yoga
3 Questions And Answers 1956
3 On the Way to Supermanhood
3 Letters On Yoga III
3 Agenda Vol 04
2 Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit
2 Words Of Long Ago
2 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
2 The Human Cycle
2 Songs of Kabir
2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
2 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
2 Questions And Answers 1955
2 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
2 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
2 Liber ABA
2 Agenda Vol 06
2 Agenda Vol 05
00.02 - Mystic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
We can make a distinction here between two types of expression which we have put together indiscriminately, figures and symbols. Figures, we may say, are those that are constructed by the rational mind, the intellect; they are mere metaphors and similes and are not organically related to the thing experienced, but put round it as a robe that can be dropped or changed without affecting the experience itself. Thus, for example, when the Upanishad says, tmnam rathinam viddhi (Know that the soul is the master of the chariot who sits within it) or indriyi haynhu (The senses, they say, are the horses), we have here only a comparison or analogy that is common and natural to the poetic manner. The particular figure or simile used is not inevitable to the idea or experience that it seeks to express, its part and parcel. On the other hand, take this Upanishadic perception: hirayamayena patrea satyasyphitam mukham (The face of the Truth lies hidden under the golden orb). Here the symbol is not mere analogy or comparison, a figure; it is one with the very substance of the experience the two cannot be separated. Or when the Vedas speak of the kindling of the Fire, the rushing of the waters or the rise of the Dawn, the images though taken from the material world, are not used for the sake of mere comparison, but they are the embodiments, the living forms of truths experienced in another world.
00.03 - Upanishadic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
Now, as regards the interpretation of the story cited, should not a suspicion arise naturally at the very outset that the dog of the story is not a dog but represents something else? First, a significant epithet is given to itwhite; secondly, although it asks for food, it says that Om is its food and Om is its drink. In the Vedas we have some references to dogs. Yama has twin dogs that "guard the path and have powerful vision." They are his messengers, "they move widely and delight in power and possess the vast strength." The Vedic Rishis pray to them for Power and Bliss and for the vision of the Sun1. There is also the Hound of Heaven, Sarama, who comes down and discovers the luminous cows stolen and hidden by the Panis in their dark caves; she is the path-finder for Indra, the deliverer.
It may be asked why the dog has been chosen as the symbol of Intuition. In the Vedas, the cow and the horse also play a large part; even the donkey and the frog have their own assigned roles. These objects are taken from the environment of ordinary life, and are those that are most familiar to the external consciousness, through which the inner experiences have to express themselves, if they are to be expressed at all. These material objects represent various kinds of forces and movements and subtle and occult and spiritual dynamisms. Strictly speaking, however, symbols are not chosen in a subtle or spiritual experience, that is to say, they are not arbitrarily selected and constructed by the conscious intelligence. They form part of a dramatization (to use a term of the Freudian psychology of dreams), a psychological alchemy, whose method and process and rationale are very obscure, which can be penetrated only by the vision of a third eye.
Indeed, it was to this godhead that Nachiketas turned and he wanted to know of it and find it, when faith seized on his pure heart and he aspired for the higher spiritual life. The very opening hymn of the Rig Veda, too, is addressed to Agni, who is invoked as the vicar seated in the front of the sacrifice, the giver of the supreme gifts.
Of the three fires one is the upholderhe who gives the firm foundation, the stable house where the Sacrifice is performed and Truth realised; the second is the Knower, often called in the Veda jtaved, who guides and directs; and the third the Doer, the effective Power, the driving Energyvaivnara.
TheChhandyogya12 gives a whole typal scheme of this universal reality and explains how to realise it and what are the results of the experience. The Universal Brahman means the cosmic movement, the cyclic march of things and events taken in its global aspect. The typical movement that symbolises and epitomises the phenomenon, embodies the truth, is that of the sun. The movement consists of five stages which are called the fivefold sma Sma means the equal Brahman that is ever present in all, the Upanishad itself says deriving the word from sama It is Sma also because it is a rhythmic movement, a cadencea music of the spheres. And a rhythmic movement, in virtue of its being a wave, consists of these five stages: (i) the start, (ii) the rise, (iii) the peak, (iv) the decline and (v) the fall. Now the sun follows this curve and marks out the familiar divisions of the day: dawn, forenoon, noon, afternoon and sunset. Sometimes two other stages are added, one at each end, one of preparation and another of final lapse the twilights with regard to the sun and then ,we have seven instead of five smas Like the Sun, the Fire that is to say, the sacrificial Firecan also be seen in its fivefold cyclic movement: (i) the lighting, (ii) the smoke, (iii) the flame, (iv) smouldering and finally (v) extinction the fuel as it is rubbed to produce the fire and the ashes may be added as the two supernumerary stages. Or again, we may take the cycle of five seasons or of the five worlds or of the deities that control these worlds. The living wealth of this earth is also symbolised in a quintetgoat and sheep and cattle and horse and finally man. Coming to the microcosm, we have in man the cycle of his five senses, basis of all knowledge and activity. For the macrocosm, to I bring out its vast extra-human complexity, the Upanishad refers to a quintet, each term of which is again a trinity: (i) the threefold Veda, the Divine Word that is the origin of creation, (ii) the three worlds or fieldsearth, air-belt or atmosphere and space, (iii) the three principles or deities ruling respectively these worldsFire, Air and Sun, (iv) their expressions, emanations or embodimentsstars and birds and light-rays, and finally, (v) the original inhabitants of these worldsto earth belong the reptiles, to the mid-region the Gandharvas and to heaven the ancient Fathers.
Still the Upanishad says this is not the final end. There is yet a higher status of reality and consciousness to which one has to rise. For beyond the Cosmos lies the Transcendent. The Upanishad expresses this truth and experience in various symbols. The cosmic reality, we have seen, is often conceived as a septenary, a unity of seven elements, principles and worlds. Further to give it its full complex value, it is considered not as a simple septet, but a threefold heptad the whole gamut, as it were, consisting of 21 notes or syllables. The Upanishad says, this number does not exhaust the entire range; I for there is yet a 22nd place. This is the world beyond the Sun, griefless and deathless, the supreme Selfhood. The Veda I also sometimes speaks of the integral reality as being represented by the number 100 which is 99 + I; in other words, 99 represents the cosmic or universal, the unity being the reality beyond, the Transcendent.
It would be interesting to know what the five ranges or levels or movements of consciousness exactly are that make up the Universal Brahman described in this passage. It is the mystic knowledge, the Upanishad says, of the secret delight in thingsmadhuvidy. The five ranges are the five fundamental principles of delightimmortalities, the Veda would say that form the inner core of the pyramid of creation. They form a rising tier and are ruled respectively by the godsAgni, Indra, Varuna, Soma and Brahmawith their emanations and instrumental personalities the Vasus, the Rudras, the Adityas, the Maruts and the Sadhyas. We suggest that these refer to the five well-known levels of being, the modes or nodi of consciousness or something very much like them. The Upanishad speaks elsewhere of the five sheaths. The six Chakras of Tantric system lie in the same line. The first and the basic mode is the physical and the ascent from the physical: Agni and the Vasus are always intimately connected with the earth and -the earth-principles (it can be compared with the Muladhara of the Tantras). Next, second in the line of ascent is the Vital, the centre of power and dynamism of which the Rudras are the deities and Indra the presiding God (cf. Swadhishthana of the Tantras the navel centre). Indra, in the Vedas, has two aspects, one of knowledge and vision and the other of dynamic force and drive. In the first aspect he is more often considered as the Lord of the Mind, of the Luminous Mind. In the present passage, Indra is taken in his second aspect and instead of the Maruts with whom he is usually invoked has the Rudras as his agents and associates.
"How many Gods are there?" Yajnavalkya was once asked.13 The Rishi answered, they say there are three thousand and three of them, or three hundred and three, or again, thirty-three; it may be said too there are six or three or two or one and a half or one finally. Indeed as the Upanishad says elsewhere, it is the One Unique who wished to be many: and all the gods are the various glories (mahim) or emanations of the One Divine. The ancient of ancient Rishis had declared long long ago, in the earliest Veda, that there is one indivisible Reality, the seers name it in various ways.
In Yajnavalkya's enumeration, however, it is to be noted, first of all, that he stresses on the number three. The principle of triplicity is of very wide application: it permeates all fields of consciousness and is evidently based upon a fundamental fact of reality. It seems to embody a truth of synthesis and comprehension, points to the order and harmony that reigns in the cosmos, the spheric music. The metaphysical, that is to say, the original principles that constitute existence are the well-known triplets: (i) the superior: Sat, Chit, Ananda; and (ii) the inferior: Body, Life and Mindthis being a reflection or translation or concretisation of the former. We can see also here how the dual principle comes in, the twin godhead or the two gods to which Yajnavalkya refers. The same principle is found in the conception of Ardhanarishwara, Male and Female, Purusha-Prakriti. The Upanishad says 14 yet again that the One original Purusha was not pleased at being alone, so for a companion he created out of himself the original Female. The dual principle signifies creation, the manifesting activity of the Reality. But what is this one and a half to which Yajnavalkya refers? It simply means that the other created out of the one is not a wholly separate, independent entity: it is not an integer by itself, as in the Manichean system, but that it is a portion, a fraction of the One. And in the end, in the ultimate analysis, or rather synthesis, there is but one single undivided and indivisible unity. The thousands and hundreds, very often mentioned also in the Rig Veda, are not simply multiplications of the One, a graphic description of its many-sidedness; it indicates also the absolute fullness, the complete completeness (prasya pram) of the Reality. It includes and comprehends all and is a rounded totality, a full circle. The hundred-gated and the thousand-pillared cities of which the ancient Rishis chanted are formations and embodiments of consciousness human and divine, are realities whole and entire englobing all the layers and grades of consciousness.
Rig Veda, X. 14-11, 12.
Divva cakurtatamRig Veda
00.04 - The Beautiful in the Upanishads, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
Only, to some perhaps the beauty may not appear as evident and apparent. The Spirit of beauty that resides in the Upanishadic consciousness is more retiring and reticent. It dwells in its own privacy, in its own home, as it were, and therefore chooses to be bare and austere, simple and sheer. Beauty means usually the beauty of form, even if it be not always the decorative, ornamental and sumptuous form. The early Vedas aimed at the perfect form (surpaktnum), the faultless expression, the integral and complete embodiment; the gods they envisaged and invoked were gleaming powers carved out of harmony and beauty and figured close to our modes of apprehension (spyan). But the Upanishads came to lay stress upon what is beyond the form, what the eye cannot see nor the vision reflect:
00.05 - A Vedic Conception of the Poet, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
'Kavi' is an invariable epithet of the gods. The Vedas mean by this attri bute to bring out a most fundamental character, an inalienable dharma of the heavenly host. All the gods are poets; and a human being can become a poet only in so far as he attains to the nature and status of a god. Who is then a kavi? The Poet is he who by his poetic power raises forms of beauty in heavenkavi kavitv divi rpam sajat.1Thus the essence of poetic power is to fashion divine Beauty, to reveal heavenly forms. What is this Heaven whose forms the Poet discovers and embodies? HeavenDyaushas a very definite connotation in the Veda. It means the luminous or divine Mind 2the mind purified of its obscurity and limitations, due to subjection to the external senses, thus opening to the higher Light, receiving and recording faithfully the deeper and vaster movements and vibrations of the Truth, giving them a form, a perfect body of the right thought and the right word. Indra is the lord of this world and he can be approached only with an enkindled intelligence, ddhay man,3a faultless understanding, sumedh. He is the supreme Artisan of the poetic power,Tash, the maker of perfect forms, surpa ktnum.4 All the gods turn towards Indra and become gods and poets, attain their Great Names of Supreme Beauty.5 Indra is also the master of the senses, indriyas, who are his hosts. It is through this mind and the senses that the poetic creation has to be manifested. The mind spreads out wide the Poet's weaving;6 the poet is the priest who calls down and works out the right thinking in the sacrificial labour of creation.7 But that creation is made in and through the inner mind and the inner senses that are alive to the subtle formation of a vaster knowledge.8 The poet envisages the golden forms fashioned out of the very profundity of the consciousness.9 For the substance, the material on which the Poet works, is Truth. The seat of the Truth the poets guard, they uphold the supreme secret Names.10 The poet has the expressive utterance, the creative word; the poet is a poet by his poetic creation-the shape faultlessly wrought out that unveils and holds the Truth.11The form of beauty is the body of the Truth.
Rig Veda, X. 124. 7
The Secret of the Veda, by Sri Aurobindo
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Rig Veda., III. 54. 17.
Rig Veda., X. 5. 3.
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Rig Veda., IV. 16. 3.
Rig Veda, X. 5. 2.
Rig Veda, IX. 96. 17.
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Rig Veda., IX. 10. 8-9.
Rig. Veda, VIII. 44.12.
Rig. Veda., III. 54. 6.
Rig. Veda.,I. 1. 5.
Rig Veda., VII.59. 11.
Rig Veda., V. 52. 13.
Rig Veda., III. 38. 2.
Rig Veda., VIII. 8. 23.
Rig Veda, III. 38. 1.
Rig Veda., IV. 16. 11*.
Rig Veda, V. 5. 2.
Rig Veda, IX. 25. 2.
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Rig Veda, 111. 38. 2. 3.
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Rig Veda, 1.113.1
0.05 - The Synthesis of the Systems, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
If, however, we leave aside, here also, the actual methods and practices and seek for the central principle, we find, first, that Tantra expressly differentiates itself from the Vedic methods of Yoga. In a sense, all the schools we have hitherto examined are Vedantic in their principle; their force is in knowledge, their method is knowledge, though it is not always discernment by the intellect, but may be, instead, the knowledge of the heart expressed in love and faith or a knowledge in the will working out through action. In all of them the lord of the Yoga is the Purusha, the Conscious Soul that knows, observes, attracts, governs. But in Tantra it is rather Prakriti, the Nature-Soul, the Energy, the
Will-in-Power executive in the universe. It was by learning and applying the intimate secrets of this Will-in-Power, its method, its Tantra, that the Tantric Yogin pursued the aims of his discipline, - mastery, perfection, liberation, beatitude. Instead of drawing back from manifested Nature and its difficulties, he confronted them, seized and conquered. But in the end, as is the general tendency of Prakriti, Tantric Yoga largely lost its principle in its machinery and became a thing of formulae and occult mechanism still powerful when rightly used but fallen from the clarity of their original intention.
We have in this central Tantric conception one side of the truth, the worship of the Energy, the Shakti, as the sole effective force for all attainment. We get the other extreme in the Vedantic conception of the Shakti as a power of Illusion and in the search after the silent inactive Purusha as the means of liberation from the deceptions created by the active Energy. But in the integral conception the Conscious Soul is the Lord, the Nature-Soul is his executive Energy. Purusha is of the nature of Sat, the being of conscious self-existence pure and infinite; Shakti or Prakriti is of the nature of Chit, - it is power of the Purusha's self-conscious existence, pure and infinite. The relation of the two exists between the poles of rest and action. When the Energy is absorbed
01.01 - The New Humanity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
This mastery will be effected not merely in will, but in mind and heart also. For the New Man will know not by the intellect which is egocentric and therefore limited, not by ratiocination which is an indirect and doubtful process, but by direct vision, an inner communion, a soul revelation. The new knowledge will be vast and profound and creative, based as it will be upon the reality of things and not upon their shadows. Truth will shine through every experience and every utterance"a truth shall have its seat on our speech and mind and hearing", so have the Vedas said. The mind and intellect will not be active and constructive agents but the luminous channel of a self-luminous knowledge. And the heart too which is now the field of passion and egoism will be cleared of its noise and obscurity; a serener sky will shed its pure warmth and translucent glow. The knot will be rent asunderbhidyate hridaya granthih and the vast and mighty streams of another ocean will flow through. We will love not merely those to whom we are akin but God's creatures, one and all; we will love not with the yearning and hunger of a mortal but with the wide and intense Rasa that lies in the divine identity of souls.
01.02 - Sri Aurobindo - Ahana and Other Poems, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
Take these Vedantic lines that in their limpidity and harmonious flow beat anything found in the fine French poet Lamartine:
01.03 - Mystic Poetry, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
This is what I was trying to make out as the distinguishing trait of the real spiritual consciousness that seems to be developing in the poetic creation of tomorrow, e.g., it has the same rationality, clarity, concreteness of perception as the scientific spirit has in its own domain and still it is rounded off with a halo of magic and miracle. That is the nature of the logic of the infinite proper to the spiritual consciousness. We can have a Science of the Spirit as well as a Science of Matter. This is the Thought element or what corresponds to it, of which I was speaking, the philosophical factor, that which gives form to the formless or definition to that which is vague, a nearness and familiarity to that which is far and alien. The fullness of the spiritual consciousness means such a thing, the presentation of a divine name and form. And this distinguishes it from the mystic consciousness which is not the supreme solar consciousness but the nearest approach to it. Or, perhaps, the mystic dwells in the domain of the Divine, he may even be suffused with a sense of unity but would not like to acquire the Divine's nature and function. Normally and generally he embodies all the aspiration and yearning moved by intimations and suggestions belonging to the human mentality, the divine urge retaining still the human flavour. We can say also, using a Vedantic terminology, that the mystic consciousness gives us the tatastha lakshana, the nearest approximative attri bute of the attri buteless; or otherwise, it is the hiranyagarbha consciousness which englobes the multiple play, the coruscated possibilities of the Reality: while the spiritual proper may be considered as prajghana, the solid mass, the essential lineaments of revelatory knowledge, the typal "wave-particles" of the Reality. In the former there is a play of imagination, even of fancy, a decorative aesthesis, while in the latter it is vision pure and simple. If the spiritual poetry is solar in its nature, we can say, by extending the analogy, that mystic poetry is characteristically lunarMoon representing the delight and the magic that Mind and mental imagination, suffused, no doubt, with a light or a reflection of some light from beyond, is capable of (the Upanishad speaks of the Moon being born of the Mind).
01.05 - Rabindranath Tagore: A Great Poet, a Great Man, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
Socrates is said to have brought down Philosophy from Heaven to live among men upon earth. A similar exploit can be ascribed to Tagore. The Spirit, the bare transcendental Reality contemplated by the orthodox Vedantins, has been brought nearer to our planet, close to human consciousness in Tagore's vision, being clothed in earth and flesh and blood, made vivid with the colours and contours of the physical existence. The Spirit, yes and by all means, but not necessarily asceticism and monasticism. So Tagore boldly declared in those famous lines of his:
01.06 - Vivekananda, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
The gospel of strength that Vivekananda spread was very characteristic of the man. For it is not mere physical or nervous bravery, although that too is indispensable, and it is something more than moral courage. In the speeches referred to, the subject-matter (as well as the manner to a large extent) is philosophical, metaphysical, even abstract in outlook and treatment: they are not a call to arms, like the French National Anthem, for example; they are not merely an ethical exhortation, a moral lesson either. They speak of the inner spirit, the divine in man, the supreme realities that lie beyond. And yet the words are permeated through and through with a vibration life-giving and heroic-not so much in the explicit and apparent meaning as in the style and manner and atmosphere: it is catching, even or precisely when he refers, for example, to these passages in the Vedas and the Upanishads, magnificent in their poetic beauty, sublime in their spiritual truth,nec plus ultra, one can say, in the grand style supreme:
01.08 - Walter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
Indeed, it would be interesting to compare and contrast the Eastern and Western approach to Divine Love, the Christian and the Vaishnava, for example. Indian spirituality, whatever its outer form or credal formulation, has always a background of utter unity. This unity, again, is threefold or triune and is expressed in those great Upanishadic phrases,mahvkyas,(1) the transcendental unity: the One alone exists, there is nothing else than theOneekamevdvityam; (2) the cosmic unity: all existence is one, whatever exists is that One, thereare no separate existences:sarvam khalvidam brahma neha nnsti kincaa; (3) That One is I, you too are that One:so' ham, tattvamasi; this may be called the individual unity. As I have said, all spiritual experiences in India, of whatever school or line, take for granted or are fundamentally based upon this sense of absolute unity or identity. Schools of dualism or pluralism, who do not apparently admit in their tenets this extreme monism, are still permeated in many ways with that sense and in some form or other take cognizance of the truth of it. The Christian doctrine too says indeed, 'I and my Father in Heaven are one', but this is not identity, but union; besides, the human soul is not admitted into this identity, nor the world soul. The world, we have seen, according to the Christian discipline has to be altoge ther abandoned, negatived, as we go inward and upward towards our spiritual status reflecting the divine image in the divine company. It is a complete rejection, a cutting off and casting away of world and life. One extreme Vedantic path seems to follow a similar line, but there it is not really rejection, but a resolution, not the rejection of what is totally foreign and extraneous, but a resolution of the external into its inner and inmost substance, of the effect into its original cause. Brahman is in the world, Brahman is the world: the world has unrolled itself out of the Brahmansi, pravttiit has to be rolled back into its, cause and substance if it is to regain its pure nature (that is the process of nivitti). Likewise, the individual being in the world, "I", is the transcendent being itself and when it withdraws, it withdraws itself and the whole world with it and merges into the Absolute. Even the Maya of the Mayavadin, although it is viewed as something not inherent in Brahman but superimposed upon Brahman, still, has been accepted as a peculiar power of Brahman itself. The Christian doctrine keeps the individual being separate practically, as an associate or at the most as an image of God. The love for one's neighbour, charity, which the Christian discipline enjoins is one's love for one's kind, because of affinity of nature and quality: it does not dissolve the two into an integral unity and absolute identity, where we love because we are one, because we are the One. The highest culmination of love, the very basis of love, according to the Indian conception, is a transcendence of love, love trans-muted into Bliss. The Upanishad says, where one has become the utter unity, who loves whom? To explain further our point, we take two examples referred to in the book we are considering. The true Christian, it is said, loves the sinner too, he is permitted to dislike sin, for he has to reject it, but he must separate from sin the sinner and love him. Why? Because the sinner too can change and become his brother in spirit, one loves the sinner because there is the possibility of his changing and becoming a true Christian. It is why the orthodox Christian, even such an enlightened and holy person as this mediaeval Canon, considers the non-Christian, the non-baptised as impure and potentially and fundamentally sinners. That is also why the Church, the physical organisation, is worshipped as Christ's very body and outside the Church lies the pagan world which has neither religion nor true spirituality nor salvation. Of course, all this may be symbolic and it is symbolic in a sense. If Christianity is taken to mean true spirituality, and the Church is equated with the collective embodiment of that spirituality, all that is claimed on their behalf stands justified. But that is an ideal, a hypothetical standpoint and can hardly be borne out by facts. However, to come back to our subject, let us ow take the second example. Of Christ himself, it is said, he not only did not dislike or had any aversion for Judas, but that he positively loved the traitor with a true and sincere love. He knew that the man would betray him and even when he was betraying and had betrayed, the Son of Man continued to love him. It was no make-believe or sham or pretence. It was genuine, as genuine as anything can be. Now, why did he love his enemy? Because, it is said, the enemy is suffered by God to do the misdeed: he has been allowed to test the faith of the faithful, he too has his utility, he too is God's servant. And who knows even a Judas would not change in the end? Many who come to scoff do remain to pray. But it can be asked, 'Does God love Satan too in the same way?' The Indian conception which is basically Vedantic is different. There is only one reality, one truth which is viewed differently. Whether a thing is considered good or evil or neutral, essentially and truly, it is that One and nothing else. God's own self is everywhere and the sage makes no difference between the Brahmin and the cow and the elephant. It is his own self he finds in every person and every objectsarvabhtsthitam yo mm bhajati ekatvamsthitah"he has taken his stand upon oneness and loves Me in all beings."2
01.10 - Nicholas Berdyaev: God Made Human, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
Nicholas Berdyaev is an ardent worker, as a Russian is naturally expected to be, in the cause of the spiritual rehabilitation of mankind. He is a Christian, a neo-Christian: some of his conclusions are old-world truths and bear repetition and insistence; others are of a more limited, conditional and even doubtful nature. His conception of the value of human person, the dignity and the high reality he gives to it, can never be too welcome in a world where the individual seems to have gone the way of vanished empires and kings and princes. But even more important and interesting is the view he underlines that the true person is a spiritual being, that is to say, it is quite other than the empirical ego that man normally is"not this that one worships" as the Upanishads too declare. Further, in his spiritual being man, the individual, is not simply a portion or a fraction; he is, on the contrary, an integer, a complete whole, a creative focus; the true individual is a microcosm yet holding in it and imaging the macrocosm. Only perhaps greater stress is laid upon the aspect of creativity or activism. An Eastern sage, a Vedantin, would look for the true spiritual reality behind the flux of forces: Prakriti or Energy is only the executive will of the Purusha, the Conscious Being. The personality in Nature is a formulation and emanation of the transcendent impersonality.
01.11 - The Basis of Unity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
However, coming to historical times, we see wave after wave of the most heterogeneous and disparate elementsSakas and Huns and Greeks, each bringing its quota of exotic materialenter into the oceanic Indian life and culture, lose their separate foreign identity and become part and parcel of the common whole. Even so,a single unitary body was formed out of such varied and shifting materialsnot in the political, but in a socio-religious sense. For a catholic religious spirit, not being solely doctrinal and personal, admitted and embraced in its supple and wide texture almost an infinite variety of approaches to the Divine, of forms and norms of apprehending the Beyond. It has been called Hinduism: it is a vast synthesis of multiple affiliations. It expresses the characteristic genius of India and hence Hinduism and Indianism came to be looked upon as synonymous terms. And the same could be defined also as Vedic religion and culture, for its invariable basis the bed-rock on which it stood firm and erectwas the Vedas, the Knowledge seen by the sages. But there had already risen a voice of dissidence and discord that of Buddha, not so much, perhaps, of Buddha as of Buddhism. The Buddhistic enlightenment and discipline did not admit the supreme authority of the Vedas; it sought other bases of truth and reality. It was a great denial; and it meant and worked for a vital schism. The denial of the Vedas by itself, perhaps, would not be serious, but it became so, as it was symptomatic of a deeper divergence. Denying the Vedas, the Buddhistic spirit denied life. It was quite a new thing in the Indian consciousness and spiritual discipline. And it left such a stamp there that even today it stands as the dominant character of the Indian outlook. However, India's synthetic genius rose to the occasion and knew how to bridge the chasm, close up the fissure, and present again a body whole and entire. Buddha became one of the Avataras: the discipline of Nirvana and Maya was reserved as the last duty to be performed at the end of life, as the culmination of a full-length span of action and achievement; the way to Moksha lay through Dharma and Artha and Kama, Sannyasa had to be built upon Brahmacharya and Garhasthya. The integral ideal was epitomized by Kalidasa in his famous lines about the character of the Raghus:
01.12 - Three Degrees of Social Organisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
The principle of Dharma then inculcates that each individual must, in order to act, find out his truth of being, his true soul and inmost consciousness: one must entirely and integrally merge oneself into that, be identified with it in such a manner that all acts and feelings and thoughts, in fact all movements, inner and outerspontaneously and irrepressibly well out of that fount and origin. The individual souls, being made of one truth-nature in its multiple modalities, when they live, move and have their being in its essential law and dynamism, there cannot but be absolute harmony and perfect synthesis between all the units, even as the sun and moon and stars, as the Veda says, each following its specific orbit according to its specific nature, never collide or haltna me thate na tas thatuh but weave out a faultless pattern of symphony.
02.01 - A Vedic Story, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
(Rig VedaX. 51.)
02.01 - Metaphysical Thought and the Supreme Truth, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
This, you will see, answers your point about the Western thinkers, Bradley and others, who have arrived through intellectual thinking at the idea of an "Other beyond Thought" or have even, like Bradley, tried to express their conclusions about it in terms that recall some of the expressions in the Arya. The idea in itself is not new; it is as old as the Vedas. It was repeated in other forms in Buddhism, Christian Gnosticism, Sufism. Originally, it was not discovered by intellectual speculation, but by the mystics following an inner spiritual discipline. When, somewhere between the seventh and fifth centuries B.C., men began both in the East and West to intellectualise knowledge, this Truth survived in the East; in the West, where the intellect began to be accepted as the sole or highest instrument for the discovery of
Truth, it began to fade. But still it has there too tried constantly to return; the Neo-Platonists brought it back, and now, it appears, the Neo-Hegelians and others (e.g., the Russian Ouspensky and one or two German thinkers, I believe) seem to be reaching after it. But still there is a difference.
02.01 - The World War, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
Modern thinkers do not speak of the Asura the Demon or the Titanalthough the religiously minded sometimes refer to the Anti-Christ; but the real, the inner significance of the terms, is lost to a mind nurtured in science and empiricism; they are considered as more or less imaginative symbols for certain undesirable qualities of nature and character. Yet some have perceived and expressed the external manifestation and activities of the Asura in a way sufficient to open men's eyes to the realities involved. Thus they have declared that the present war is a conflict between two ideals, to be sure, but also that the two ideals are so different that they do not belong to the same plane or order; they belong to different planes and different orders. On one side the whole endeavour is to bring man down from the level to which he has arisen in the course of evolution to something like his previous level and to keep him imprisoned there. That this is really their aim, the protagonists and partisans themselves have declared frankly and freely and loudly enough, without any hesitation or reservation. Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' has become the Scripture of the New Order; it has come with a more categorical imperative, a more supernal authority than the Veda, the Bible or the Koran.
02.02 - Lines of the Descent of Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
All the ancient legends about a principle and a personalityof Denial and Ignorance, of an Everlasting Nayrefer to this fact of a descending consciousness, a Fall. The Vedantic my, spoken of sometimes as the Dark Mother, seems to be the personification of the lower Overmind, Jehovah and Satan of the Hebrews, Olympians and Titans of the Greeks, Ahriman and Ahura Mazda of old Iran, the sons of Diti and Aditi the Indian Puranas speak of, are powers and personalities of consciousness when it has descended entirely into the mind and the vital where the division is complete. These lower reaches have completely lost the unitary consciousness; still there are beings even here that have succeeded in maintaining it as a memory or an aspiration, although in a general way the living reality of the oneness is absent. It is significant that the term asura which came to mean in classical and mythological ages a + sura, not-god, the Titan, had originally a different connotation and etymology, asu + ra, one having force or strength, and was used as a general attri bute of all the gods. The degradation in the sense of the word is a pointer to the spiritual Fall: Satan was once Lucifer, the bringer or bearer of light. We may mention in this connection that these beings of which we are speaking, dwelling in unseen worlds, are of two broad categories(1) beings that are native to each plane and immutably confined and bound to that plane, and (2) those that extend their existence through many or all planes and assume on each plane the norm and form appropriate to that plane. But this is a problem of individual destiny with which we are not concerned at present.
02.02 - Rishi Dirghatama, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
Today I will speak of one of the Vedic rishis. Some names of great Vedic rishis must have reached your earsVashishtha, Vishwamitra, Atri, Parasara, Kanwa (I do not know if it is the same Kanwa of whom Kalidasa speaks in his Shakuntala), Madhuchchanda. All of them are seers of mantra, hearers of mantra, creators of mantra; all of them occupy a large place in the Veda. Each one of them has his speciality, each one delivers a mantra that is in its tone, temper and style his own although the subject matter, the substance, the fundamental realisation is everywhere the same. For example, Vashishtha is characterised by a happy clarity, Vishwamitra has force and energy, Kutsa is sweetness, Dirghatama is well known for his oblique utterances, his paradoxical apopthegms.1
Now in conclusion I will just speak of the fundamental vision of the rishi. His entire realisation, the whole Veda of his life, he has, it appears, pressed into one single k We have heard it said that the entire range of all scriptures is epitomised in the Gita and the Gita' itself is epitomised in one slokasarvadharmn parityajya... Even so we may say that Rishi Dirghatama has summarised his experience, at least the fundamental basic one, and put it into a sutra. It is the famous k with which he opens his long hymn to Surya:
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02.05 - Robert Graves, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
The birth of Shilindhra resembles the birth of Dionysus. When King Zeus took the form of thunder and lightning and entered the womb of Semele, Dionysus was born. Similar is the story of the appearance of the toadstool, in the midst of rain and thunder and lightning and on the lap of mother earth. We have already said that there are two categories of gods or two types of themone belongs to heaven and the other to earth. The Vedic Rishis announced that heaven was our father and earth themotherdaurme pit mt pthvimahyam. The Vedantins usually and mainly worship the father, and Tantriks, the mother. Svarga, Dyaus, is the world of light, and earth or bhu is that of delight and enjoyment. We have already said that high above, up there, dwell Apollo and Zeus and Juno, and below here on earth, Dionysus and Bacchus and Semele and Aphrodite.
Yatrnandca modca muda pramuda sate kmasya yatrpt km[Rig Veda, IX. 113.11*.](https://the Veda.org.in/rig Veda/09/113)
02.06 - The Integral Yoga and Other Yogas, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
From where did you get this singular attitude towards the old Yogas and Yogis? Is the wisdom of the Vedanta and Tantra a small and trifling thing? Have then the sadhaks of this Asram attained to self-realisation and are they liberated Jivan-muktas, free from ego and ignorance? If not, why then do you say, "it is not a very difficult stage", "their goal is not high", "is it such a long process?"
I have said that this Yoga was "new" because it aims at the integrality of the Divine in this world and not only beyond it and at a supramental realisation. But how does that justify a superior contempt for the spiritual realisation which is as much the aim of this Yoga as of any other?
02.08 - Jules Supervielle, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
His poetry is very characteristic and adds almost a new vein to the spirit and manner of French poetry. He has bypassed the rational and emotional tradition of his adopted country, brought in a mystic way of vision characteristic of the East. This mysticism is not however the normal spiritual way but a kind of oblique sight into what is hidden behind the appearance. By the oblique way I mean the sideway to enter into the secret of things, a passage opening through the side. The mystic vision has different ways of approachone may look at the thing straight, face to face, being level with it with a penetrating gaze, piercing a direct entry into the secrets behind. This frontal gaze is also the normal human way of knowing and understanding, the scientific way. It becomes mystic when it penetrates sufficiently behind and strikes a secret source of another light and sight, that is, the inner sight of the soul. The normal vision which I said is the scientist's vision, stops short at a certain distance and so does not possess the key to the secret knowledge. But an aspiring vision can stretch itself, drill into the surface obstacle confronting it, and make its contact with the hidden ray behind. There is also another mystic way, not a gaze inward but a gaze upward. The human intelligence and the higher brain consciousness seeks a greater and intenser light, a vaster knowledge and leaps upward as it were. There develops a penetrating gaze towards heights up and above, to such a vision the mystery of the spirit slowly reveals itself. That is Vedantic mysticism. There is a look downward also below the life-formation and one enters into contact with forces and beings and creatures of another type, a portion of which is named Hell or Hades in Europe, and in India Ptl and rastal. But here we are speaking of another way, not a frontal or straight movement, but as I said, splitting the side and entering into it, something like opening the shell of a mother of pearl and finding the pearl inside. There is a descriptive mystic: the suprasensuous experience is presented in images and feeling forms. That is the romantic way. There is an explanatory mysticism: the suprasensuous is set in intellectual or mental terms, making it somewhat clear to the normal understanding. That is I suppose classical mysticism. All these are more or less direct ways, straight approaches to the mystic reality. But the oblique is differentit is a seeking of the mind and an apprehension of the senses that are allusive, indirect, that move through contraries and negations, that point to a different direction in order just to suggest the objective aimed at. The Vedantic (and the Scientific too) is the straight, direct, rectilinear gaze the Vedantin says, May I look at the Sun with a transfixed gaze'; whether he looks upward or inward or downward. But the modem mystic is of a different mould. He has not that clear absolute vision, he has the apprehension of an aspiring consciousness. His is not religious poetry for that matter, but it is an aspiration and a yearning to perceive and seize truth and reality that eludes the senses, but seems to be still there. We shall understand better by taking a poem of his as example. Thus:
02.11 - Hymn to Darkness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
Here, for example, is a hymn from the Rig Veda, a whole hymn addressed by Rishi Kushika to Night. Listen how the Rishi invokes his black goddess: Night and Light are unified almost one -in his consciousness. The Vedic Rishis considered Night as only another form or function of Daynaktoasa samans *virpeNight and Dawn have the same mind although the forms are different.
03.01 - Humanism and Humanism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
The Indian sage is not and cannot be human in the human way. For the end of his whole spiritual effort is to transcend the human way and establish himself in the divine way, in the way of the Spirit. The feeling he has towards his fellow beingsmen and animals, the sentient or the insentient, the entire creation in factis one of identity in the One Self. And therefore he does not need to embrace physically his brother, like the Christian saint, to express or justify the perfect inner union or unity. The basis of his relation with the world and its objects is not the human heart, however purified and widened, but something behind it and hidden by it, the secret soul and self. It was Vivekananda who very often stressed the point that the distinctive characteristic of the Vedantist was that he did not look upon created beings as his brethren but as himself, as the one and the same self. The profound teaching of the Upanishadic Rishi iswhat may appear very egoistic and inadmissible to the Christian saint that one loves the wife or the I son or anybody or anything in the world not for the sake of the wife or the son or that body or thing but for the sake of the self, for the sake of oneself that is in the object which one seems to love.
And yet there can be a status even beyond. For beyond the cosmic reality, lies the transcendent reality. It is the Absolute, neti, neti, into which individual and cosmos, all disappear and vanish. In compassion, the cosmic communion, there is a trace and an echo of humanismit is perhaps one of the reasons why Europeans generally are attracted to Buddhism and find it more congenial than Hinduism with its dizzy Vedantic heights; but in the status of the transcendent Selfhood humanism is totally transcended and transmuted, one dwells then in the Bliss that passeth all feeling.
03.01 - The Evolution of Consciousness, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
The process of evolution has been the development from and in inconscient Matter of a subconscient and then a conscious
Life, of conscious mind first in animal life and then fully in conscious and thinking man, the highest present achievement of evolutionary Nature. The achievement of mental being is at present her highest and tends to be regarded as her final work; but it is possible to conceive a still further step of the evolution: Nature may have in view beyond the imperfect mind of man a consciousness that passes out of the mind's ignorance and possesses truth as its inherent right and nature. There is a truth-consciousness as it is called in the Veda, a supermind, as I have termed it, possessing Knowledge, not having to seek after it and constantly miss it. In one of the Upanishads a being of knowledge is stated to be the next step above the mental being; into that the soul has to rise and through it to attain the perfect bliss of spiritual existence. If that could be achieved as the next evolutionary step of Nature here, then she would be fulfilled and we could conceive of the perfection of life even here, its attainment of a full spiritual living even in this body or it may be in a perfected body. We could even speak of a divine life on earth; our human dream of perfectibility would be accomplished and at the same time the aspiration to a heaven on earth common to several religions and spiritual seers and thinkers.
03.04 - The Body Human, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
Vaishnavism sees the Divine as a human person, the human person par excellence. Krishna's body is a radiant form of consciousness (cinmaya), no doubt, but it is as definite, determinate, and concrete as the physical body, it is the physical itself but in its true substance. And its exquisiteness consists in its being human in form. The Vedantin's Maya does not touch it, it is beyond the illusory consciousness. For they say Goloka stands above Brahmaloka.
03.05 - Some Conceptions and Misconceptions, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
A question is asked, where, at what stage or level of Involution does the principle of exclusive concentration (the principle of Ignorance) come in? If, as Sri Aurobindo says, it comes subsequently at a later stage, where was it then before? Was it not in the Absolute Reality itself? There can be nothing that is not inherent in the Absolute Reality. We all know, nothing comes out of nothing. Then, if it is in the original Reality already, why should it come out at a later stage and not be active from the very beginning? This standpoint seems to have been anticipated by some schools (Visishtadwaita Vedanta, for example) who describe in consequence the Reality (Brahman) as consisting, when viewed as a totality, of both Knowledge and Ignorancecit-acit; the Ignorance is a sort of peripheral reality not touching or affecting the Knowledge, but connected with or depending upon the nuclear reality, something like the physical body coexisting with and depending on the soul or self. One can also remember in this connection the Purusha-Prakriti relation in Sankhya. Such a standpoint, I suppose, is the precursor or philosophical background of what is well known as the Manichean principle.
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Other peoples may be the arms and the feet and the head of Humanity, but India is its heart, its soul for she cherishes always within her the Truth that lives for ever, the flaming God-head, the Immortal awake in mortality, as say the Vedas, amto martyeu tv .
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The Indian sage is not and cannot be human in the human way. For the end of his whole spiritual effort is to transcend the human way and establish himself in the divine way, in the way of the Spirit. The feeling he has towards his fellow-beingsmen and animals, the sentient and the insentient, the entire creation, in factis one of identity in the One Self. And, therefore, he does not need to embrace physically his brother, like the Christian saint, to express or justify the perfect inner union or unity. The basis of his relation with the world and its objects is not the human heart, however purified and widened, but something behind it and hidden by it, the secret soul and self. It was Vivekananda who very often stressed the point that the distinctive characteristic of the Vedantin was that he did not look upon created beings as his brethren, but as himself, as the one and the same self. The profound teaching of the Upanishadic Rishi iswhat may appear very egoistic and inadmissible to the Christian saint that one loves the wife or the son or anybody or anything in the world, not for the sake of the wife or the son or that body or that thing, but for the sake of the self, for the sake of one's own self that is in the object which one seems to love.
And yet there can be a status even beyond. For, beyond the cosmic reality lies the transcendent reality. It is the Absolute, neti, neti, into which individual and cosmos, all disappear and vanish. In compassion, the cosmic communion, there is a trace and an echo of humanismit is perhaps one of the reasons why Europeans generally are attracted to Buddhism and find it more congenial than Hinduism with its dizzy Vedantic heights. But in the status of the transcendent Self-hood, humanism is totally transcended and transmuted; one dwells there in the Bliss that passeth all feeling.
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1. Vedic literature, Veda ::: ((from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads)
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