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Anam Cara A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Confusion Arises as Wisdom Gampopa's Heart Advice on the Path of Mahamudra
Master of Wisdom
Mining for Wisdom Within Delusion Maitreya's Distinction Between Phenomena and the Nature of Phenomena and Its Indian and Tibetan Commentaries
The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs
the Book of Wisdom
the Divine Wisdom
The Essence of the Heart Sutra The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings
The Foundation of Buddhist Practice (The Library of Wisdom and Compassion Book 2)
The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way Ngrjuna's Mlamadhyamakakrik
The Song of Wisdom
The Wit and Wisdom of Alfred North Whitehead
Unfathomable Depths Drawing Wisdom for Today from a Classical Zen Poem
What the Ancient Wisdom Expects of Its Disciples
Wisdom and the Religions
Wisdom of God


Wisdom (but see Yefefiah, lofiel, Metatron).

Wisdom (Chochmah) :::

Wisdom-eye. See PINEAL GLAND

Wisdom ofBen-Sira ( Ecclesiasticus). See Oesterley.

Wisdom of Solomon (The Book of Wisdom). See

Wisdom of the Chaldeans. See M. Gaster.

Wisdom of the Kabbalah, Menakel is one of the 72

Wisdom of the Kabbalah.

Wisdom of the Kabbalah.]

Wisdom of the Kabbalah, The. See Runes.

Wisdom (Pistis Sophia) —in Enoch II, 33,

Wisdom religion: The secret doctrine (q.v.) on which all occult and esoteric teachings are based; theosophy.


Wisdom ::: See Sophia.

Wisdom. Surrey (Eng.): The Shrine of Wisdom,

wisdom ::: 1. The quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgement as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight. 2. Accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment. Wisdom, wisdom’s, Wisdom’s, wisdom-cry, wisdom-self, Wisdom-Splendour, wisdom-works, All-Wisdom, Mother-wisdom, Mother-Wisdom, Mother-Wisdom’s.

wisdom ::: a. --> The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and judgment; discretion; sagacity; skill; dexterity.
The results of wise judgments; scientific or practical truth; acquired knowledge; erudition.

wisdom derived from cultivation/meditation. See BHĀVANĀMAYĪPRAJÑĀ.

wisdom derived from cultivation/meditation

wisdom derived from hearing/learning. See ŚRUTAMAYĪPRAJÑĀ.

wisdom derived from hearing/learning

wisdom derived from reflection/analysis. See CINTĀMAYĪPRAJÑĀ.

wisdom derived from reflection/analysis

wisdom is hypostatized. God orders wisdom, on

wisdom is the “assessor on God’s throne,” the

wisdom of the Creator. [R/. Gollancz, Clavicula

wisdom of the Creator.”

wisdom. See PRAJÑĀ.


wisdom who, in the form of a serpent, befriended

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1:Wisdom is seeking wisdom. ~ Dogen Zenji,
2:Wisdom is knowing you know nothing ~ Socrates,
3:Wisdom is Crystallized Pain.
   ~ Rudolf Steiner,
4:Not Engaging in Ignorance is Wisdom.
   ~ Bodhidharma,
5:A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
   ~ Francis Bacon,
6:Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
   ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
7:Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
   ~ Baltasar Gracian,
8:Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
   ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
9:Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is immortal. ~ Socrates?,
10:Wisdom is only found in truth.
   ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
11:Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
   ~ Aristotle,
12:The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms. ~ Socrates,
13:The possession of wisdom leadeth to true happiness. ~ Porphyry,
14:Sometimes, simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom. ~ Zen Proverb,
15:The desire for wisdom leads us to the Eternal Kingdom. ~ Book of Wisdom,
16:The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
   ~ Michel de Montaigne,
17:Wisdom is full of light and her beauty is not withered. ~ Book of Wisdom,
18:The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. ~ Cicero,
19:To find our real being and know it truly is to acquire wisdom. ~ Porphyry,
20:Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
   ~ Immanuel Kant,
21:Man's greatest wisdom is to choose his obsession well.
   ~ Eliphas Levi, [T5],
22:All wisdom is one: to understand the spirit that rules all by all. ~ Heraclitus,
23:Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. ~ William Wordsworth,
24:Having only wisdom and talent is the lowest tier of usefulness. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
25:Wisdom denotes the pursuit of the best ends by the best means.
   ~ Francis Hutcheson,
26:But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? ~ Job,
27:The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
28:Those who love her discover her easily and those that seek her do find her. ~ Book of Wisdom,
29:The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
30:There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. ~ Plato,
31:Sorcery has been called Magic: but Magic is Wisdom, and there is no wisdom in Sorcery ~ Paracelsus,
32:A struggling ignorance is his wisdom’s mate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
33:Wisdom is a thing vast and grand. She demands all the time that one can consecrate to her. ~ Seneca,
34:Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
   ~ Albert Einstein,
35:Let your standpoint become that of wisdom then the world will be found to be God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
36:Wisdom consists in speaking and acting the truth. ~ Heraclitus,
37:Wisdom is the oneness of mind that guides and permeates all things. ~ Heraclitus,
38:Men that love wisdom must be acquainted with very many things indeed. ~ Heraclitus,
39:The oneness of all wisdom may be found, or not, under the name of God. ~ Heraclitus,
40:Men who love wisdom should acquaint themselves with a great many particulars. ~ Heraclitus,
41:Stupidity is doomed,
therefore, to cringe
at every syllable
of wisdom. ~ Heraclitus,
42:Wisdom is one thing, to know how to make true judgment, how all things are steered through all things. ~ Heraclitus,
43:To be evenminded
is the greatest virtue.
Wisdom is to speak
the truth and act
in keeping with its nature. ~ Heraclitus,
44:The most beautiful ape is ugly when compared to a human. The wisest human will seem like an ape when compared to a god with respect to wisdom, beauty, and everything else. ~ Heraclitus,
45:Silence is the maturation of wisdom. ~ Maimonides,
46:In accordance with the divine wisdom, genesis can only take place through destruction. ~ Maimonides,
47:He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God. ~ Epictetus,
48:A true philosopher is married to wisdom; he needs no other bride. ~ Proclus,
49:Eternal wisdom builds: I shall be her palace when she finds repose in me and I in her. ~ Angelus Silesius,
50:Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being
   ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
51:The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
52:Knowledge gropes, but meets not Wisdom’s face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
53:And in the heart of the worst the best shall be born by my wisdom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
54:Destroy the darkness of delusion with the brightness of wisdom. ~ The Sutra on the Buddha's Bequeathed Teaching,
55:How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! ~ Proverbs,
56:The highest wisdom is never to worry about the future but to resign ourselves entirely to his will. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
57:Each through his nature He leads and the world by the lure of His wisdom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
58:In pursuit of knowledge, every day something is acquired. In pursuit of wisdom, every day something is dropped. ~ Lao Tzu,
59:Darkness grew nurse to wisdom’s occult sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
60:In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
61:Within the Supreme Brahma, the worlds are being told like beads:
Look upon that rosary with the eyes of wisdom. ~ Kabir,
62:A sun of wisdom in a miracled grove. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
63:Without indomitable Faith or inspired Wisdom no great cause can conquer. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, In Either Case,
64:Sraddha: the soul's belief in the Divine's existence, wisdom, power, love and grace.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
65:The earliest formula of Wisdom promises to be its last, -- God, Light, Freedom, Immortality
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
66:One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
67:Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves.
   ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
68:For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes 1:18,
69:The wisdom of the Lover is justified and supported by the wisdom of the Seer. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, In Either Case,
70:Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
   ~ Aleister Crowley,
71:Such as the love is, such is the wisdom, consequently such is the man (n. 368) (Divine Love and Wisdom, 1763)
   ~ Emanuel Swedenborg,
72:Wisdom is like unto a beacon set on high, which radiates its light even in the darkest night. ~ Buddhist Meditations from the Japanese,
73:For those who have an intense urge for Spirit and wisdom, it sits near them, waiting.
   ~ Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, [T5],
74:Polish your wisdom: learn public justice, distinguish between good and evil, study the ways of different arts one by one. ~ Miyamoto Musashi,
75:Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
   ~ King Solomon,
76:The beginning of wisdom, perfection and beatitude is the vision of the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad, Self-Realisation,
77:Like this cup, you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you wisdom unless you first empty your cup? ~ Nyogen Senzaki,
78:Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel,
79:The Lord gives wisdom (sophia), from his face come knowledge (gnosis) and understanding (sunesis)
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 2.6, [T5],
80:All wisdom can be expressed in two phrases: What is done for you-allow it to be done. What you must do yourself-make sure you do it.
   ~ Khawwas,
81:Even the profoundest and surest political instinct is not wisdom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Ancient and Modern Methods of Empire,
82:This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
   ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
83:Our thoughts;
Where a free Wisdom works, they seek for a rule. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
84:Even wisdom, hewer of the roads of God,
Is a partner in the deep disastrous game: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
85:Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable and more full of joy.
   ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
86:To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of eternal things; to knowledge, the rational knowledge of temporal things. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
87:To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal. ~ Saint Augustine, [T5],
88:God being Supreme Wisdom uses everything for His supreme purposes and out of evil cometh good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, Opinion and Comments,
89:Mankind will never see an end of trouble until lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power become lovers of wisdom.
   ~ Plato,
90:As the Magick Wand is the Will, the Wisdom, the Word of the Magician, so is the Magick Cup his Understanding.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, Magick,
91:Only by falling back on our better thought, by yielding to the spirit of prophecy which is innate in every man, can we know what that wisdom saith. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
92:There is no law that wisdom should be something rigidly solemn and without a smile. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Cheerfulness and Happiness,
93:The beginning of wisdom is the sincere desire for instruction. To observe attentively its laws is to establish the perfect purity of the soul. ~ Book of Wisdom,
94:Being but one, she is capable of all; immutable in herself, she renews all things; she diffuses herself among the nations in saintly souls. ~ The Book of Wisdom,
95:Mind keeps the soul prisoner, we are slaves to our acts;
We cannot free our gaze to reach wisdom’s sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
96:Who hug their lot and mock the saviour Light
And see in Mind wisdom’s sole tabernacle, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
97:I have preferred wisdom to kingdoms and thrones and I have believed that riches are nothing before wisdom, for she is an endless treasure for men. ~ Book of Wisdom,
98:The Wisdom was near, disguised by its own works,
Of which the darkened universe is the robe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
99:The wisdom and love of God in turning our evil into His good does not absolve us of our moral responsibility. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, Facts and Opinions,
100:He who is blind revolts and he who is limited struggles:
Strife is not for the infinite; wisdom observes to accomplish. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
101:He who is blind revolts and he who is limited struggles:
Strife is not for the infinite; wisdom observes to accomplish. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
102:True success is not measured by the amount of money that you have made. It is measured by the amount of wisdom and compassion that you have cultivated. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
103:A Wisdom knows and guides the mysteried world;
A Truth-gaze shapes its beings and events; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
104:The Divine knows best and one has to have trust in His wisdom and attune oneself with His will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Divine Grace and Guidance,
105: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,
106:As the light of a torch illumines the objects in a dark room, even so the light of wisdom illumines all men, whosoever they be, if they turn towards it. ~ To-shu-hing-tsan-king,
107:Bestow upon me, O Lord my God, understanding to know thee, diligence to seek thee, wisdom to find thee, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace thee. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
108:Keep thyself from all evil in thought, in word, in act. If thou transgress not these three frontiers of wisdom, thou shalt find the way pursued by the saints. ~ Magghima Nikaya,
109:Strength in the spirit, wisdom in the mind,
Love in the heart complete the trinity
Of glorious manhood. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act III,
110:For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians 12:8,
111:Let your old age be childlike, and your childhood like old age; that is, so that neither may your wisdom be with pride, nor your humility without wisdom. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
112:A person of wisdom is not one who practices Buddhism apart from worldly affairs but, rather, one who thoroughly understands the principles by which the world is governed. ~ Nichiren,
113:Surrender: to will what the Divine wills is the supreme wisdom.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Elements of Yoga, Surrender to the Divine Will, To Will What the Divine Wills,
114:Its highest wisdom was a brilliant guess,
Its mighty structured science of the worlds
A passing light on being’s surfaces. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
115:Knowledge dwells not in the passionate heart;
The heart’s words fall back unheard from Wisdom’s throne. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
116:26. When I see others suffer, I feel that I am unfortunate, but the wisdom that is not mine, sees the good that is coming and approves.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human, Jnana,
117:Wisdom attracts him with her luminous masks,
But never has he seen the face behind:
A giant Ignorance surrounds his lore. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
118:The omniscient Ray is shut behind his lids:
He is the Wisdom that comes not by thought, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
119:An ounce of practice is better than tons of theory. Practice Yoga, Religion and Philosophy in daily life and attain Self-realization. ~ Swami Sivananda, Light Power and Wisdom, Introduction,
120:Without wisdom power is like a wind,
It can breathe upon the heights and kiss the sky,
It cannot build the extreme eternal things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
121:All knowledge failed and the Idea’s forms
And Wisdom screened in awe her lowly head
Feeling a Truth too great for thought or speech. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
122:Wisdom leads to Unity, but Ignorance to Separation. So long as God seems to be outside and far away, there is ignorance. But when God is realized Within, that is True Knowledge.
   ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
123:A Truth occult has made this mighty world:
The Eternal’s wisdom and self-knowledge act
In ignorant Mind and in the body’s steps. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
124:Beyond the earth, but meant for delivered earth,
Wisdom and joy prepare their perfect crown;
Truth superhuman calls to thinking man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
125:the Many returning to and embracing the One is Good, and is known as wisdom; the One returning to and embracing the Many is Goodness, and is known as compassion. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality,
126:Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.
   ~ Buddha,
127:Wilt thou not perfect this rather that sprang too from Wisdom and Power?
Taking the earthly rose canst thou image not Heaven in a flower? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, The Descent of Ahana,
128:Our ignorance is Wisdom’s chrysalis,
Our error weds new knowledge on its way,
Its darkness is a blackened knot of light; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
129:Thou shalt invest thyself with her as with a raiment of glory and thou shalt put her on thy head as a crown of joy. Say unto wisdom, ... "Thou art my sister", and call understanding thy kinswoman. ~ Proverbs,
130:An absolute faith and trust in the Grace is, in the last analysis, the Supreme Wisdom. 15 August 1956
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Faith and the Divine Grace, FAITH IN THE DIVINE AND HELP [106], [T9],
131:Two golden serpents round the lintel curled,
Enveloping it with their pure and dreadful strength,
Looked out with wisdom’s deep and luminous eyes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
132:Here in Life’s nether realms all contraries meet;
Truth stares and does her works with bandaged eyes
And Ignorance is Wisdom’s patron here: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
133:He who learns must suffer. Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart
until, in our own despair, against our will,
comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. ~ Aeschylus,
134:Do not sleep under a roof. Carry no money or food. Go alone to places frightening to the common brand of men. Become a criminal of purpose. Be put in jail, and extricate yourself by your own wisdom. ~ Miyamoto Musashi,
135:Wisdom fears no thing, but still bows humbly to its own source, with its deeper understanding, loves all things, for it has seen the beauty, the tenderness, and the sweetness which underlie Life's mystery ~ Manly P Hall,
136:The Buddhist Nirvana won by the heroic spirit of moral self-conquest and calm wisdom is a state of ineffable calm and joy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, A Rationalistic Critic on Indian Culture - III,
137:Wise are the gods in their silence,
Wise when they speak; but their speech is other than ours and their wisdom
Hard for a mortal mind to hold and not madden or wander. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
138:O Wisdom-Splendour, Mother of the universe,
   Creatrix, the Eternals artist Bride,
   Linger not long with thy transmuting hand.
   Pressed vainly on one golden bar of Time.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
139:He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. ~ Aeschylus, Agamemnon, l. 177,
140:saw the signature and fiery seal
Of Wisdom on the dim Power’s hooded work
Who builds in Ignorance the steps of Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
141:The law that deprives us of the memory of past lives is a law of the cosmic Wisdom and serves, not disserves its evolutionary purpose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Rebirth and Other Worlds; Karma, the Soul and Immortality,
142:All is not here a blinded Nature’s task:
A Word, a Wisdom watches us from on high,
A Witness sanctioning her will and works,
An Eye unseen in the unseeing vast; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
143:Any final recoil from the physical life must be a turning away from the completeness of the divine Wisdom and a renunciation of its aim in earthly manifestation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Three Steps of Nature,
144:Having thought of these things, meditating on them in my heart and having considered that I shall find immortality in the union with wisdom, I went in search of her on all sides, that I might take her for my companion. ~ Book of Wisdom,
145:Maya is a veil of the Absolute;
A Truth occult has made this mighty world:
The Eternal’s wisdom and self-knowledge act
In ignorant Mind and in the body’s steps. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
146:Tolerance is only the first step towards wisdom.
The need to tolerate indicates the presence of preferences.
He whose consciousness is one with the Supreme Consciousness meets all things with a perfect equanimity. ~ The Mother,
147:Wisdom, good lineage, self-control, acquaintance with the scriptures, prowess, absence of garrulity, gift to the extent of one's power, and gratefulness, these eight qualities shed a lustre upon their possessor. ~ Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa,
148:Wisdom is greater than all terrestrial sciences and than all human knowledge. She renders a man indifferent to the joys of the world and permits him to consider with an impassive heart their precipitous and tumultous course. ~ Fa.khen-pi.u,
149:It seized on speech to give those flamings shape,
Made beat the heart of wisdom in a word
And spoke immortal things through mortal lips. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness,
150:There are genuine mysteries in the world that mark the limits of human knowing and thinking. Wisdom is fortified, not destroyed, by understanding its limitations. Ignorance does not make a fool as surely as self-deception. ~ Mortimer J Adler,
151:The Master who bends o’er His creatures,
Suffers their sins and their errors and guides them screening the guidance;
Each through his nature He leads and the world by the lure of His wisdom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
152:One day the Face must burn out through the mask.
   Our ignorance is Wisdom's chrysalis,
   Our error weds new knowledge on its way,
   Its darkness is a blackened knot of light;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
153:There are two allied powers in man; knowledge & wisdom. Knowledge is so much of the truth seen in a distorted medium as the mind arrives at by groping, wisdom what the eye of divine vision sees in the spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human,
154:Yes, my brother, if we think of each world, we shall find there a hundred thousand wonderful sciences. One of these worlds is Sleep.What problems it contains! what wisdom is there concealed! how many worlds it includes! ~ Baha-ullah: The Seven Valleys,
155:So long as one has not become-as simple as a child, one cannot expect the divine illumination. Forget all the knowledge of the world that you have acquired and become as ignorant as a child; then you shall attain to the divine wisdom. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
156:There is a wisdom like a brooding Sun,
A Bliss in the heart’s crypt grown fiery white,
The heart of a world in which all hearts are one,
A Silence on the mountains of delight, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, The Universal Incarnation,
157:When the water of the fetid pool and the glorious Ganges shall appear to thy eyes as one, when the Sound of the flute and the clamour of this crowd shall have no longer any difference to thy ear, then shalt thou attain to the divine Wisdom, ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
158:Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all. ~ Arthur C Clarke,
159:359. Men burrow after little details of knowledge and group them into bounded and ephemeral thought systems; meanwhile all infinite wisdom laughs above their heads and shakes wide the glory of her iridescent pinions.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human, Karma,
160:Just as light destroys darkness,
Generosity destroys miserliness,
Discipline destroys harmfulness.
Patience destroys intolerance,
Perseverance destroys laziness,
Concentration destroys distraction,
Wisdom destroys ignorance. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
161:Ask yourself: Do I want to continue being a great practitioner of ignorance, anger, and desire? Or do I want to become a great practitioner of wisdom and compassion instead?
Do not waste your precious human rebirth by making the wrong decision. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
162:To Him whose great wisdom, like a divine path, pervades all knowable things;
Whose compassion, like the moon, is the crowning ornament of living beings,
Whose divine activity, like a wish-fulfilling gem, is a treasure of all needs and wishes. ~ Gorampa Sonam Senge,
163:A wisdom waiting on Omniscience
Sat voiceless in a vast passivity;
It judged not, measured not, nor strove to know,
But listened for the veiled all-seeing Thought
And the burden of a calm transcendent Voice. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
164:Almighty God, give me wisdom to perceive You, intelligence to understand You, diligence to seek You, patience to wait for You, eyes to behold You, a heart to meditate upon You and life to proclaim You, through the power of the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. ~ Saint Benedict of Nursia,
165:The Fiend was visible but cloaked in light;
He seemed a helping angel from the skies:
He armed untruth with Scripture and the Law;
He deceived with wisdom, with virtue slew the soul
And led to perdition by the heavenward path. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
166:If honor and wisdom and happiness are not for me, let them be for others. Let heaven exist, though my place be in hell. Let me be outraged and annihilated, but for one instant, in one being, let Your enormous Library be justified.~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths, Selected Stories and Other Writings,
167:Behold the beginning of wisdom; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her and she shall promote thee. She shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. ~ Proverbs,
168: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,
169:Every suffering is a buddha-seed, because suffering impels mortals to seek wisdom. But you can only say that suffering gives rise to buddhahood. You can’t say that suffering is buddhahood. Your body and mind are the field. Suffering is the seed, wisdom the sprout, and buddhahood the grain. ~ Bodhidharma,
170:White Magic leans more toward the acquisition of wisdom and a general feeling of faith in the universe. The Black form in concerned more with the acquisition of power and is reflective of a basic faith in oneself.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null, The Initiate Syllabuses 3o IOT, Liber Lux, Liber Nox [25],
171:A Mother-wisdom works in Nature’s breast
To pour delight on the heart of toil and want
And press perfection on life’s stumbling powers,
Impose heaven-sentience on the obscure abyss
And make dumb Matter conscious of its God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
172:Only for you, children of doctrine and learning, have we written this work. Examine this book, ponder the meaning we have dispersed in various places and gathered again; what we have concealed in one place we have disclosed in another, that it may be understood by your wisdom. ~ Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa,
173:I told you, knowledge is our Holy Grail, and I daresay the wisdom possessed by the vampire would boggle your imagination. You see, we don't have political allegiances to worry about, or religion, or differing mores. We all work together for one purpose: to further our achievements and our learning. ~ Michael Talbot,
174:the priest and the mage, the man of piety, the just man, the man of wisdom, the saint, the prophet, the Rishi, the Yogi, the seer, the spiritual sage and the mystic ... the saint, the devotee, the spiritual sage, the seer, the prophet, the servant of God, the soldier of the spirit
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
175:To understand any one sacred book completely it is necessary to understand all other sacred books. In spite of human prejudice to the contrary, there is but one religion and one truth and all the great faiths of the world are parts or fragments of the Anscient Wisdom.
   ~ Manly P Hall, The Students Monthly Letter 1973,
176:Thought lay down in a mighty voicelessness;
   The toiling Thinker widened and grew still,
   Wisdom transcendent touched his quivering heart:
   His soul could sail beyond thought's luminous bar;
   Mind screened no more the shoreless infinite.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
177:As knowledge grows Light flames up from within:
It is a shining warrior in the mind,
An eagle of dreams in the divining heart,
An armour in the fight, a bow of God.
Then larger dawns arrive and Wisdom’s pomps
Cross through the being’s dim half-li ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
178:God is our wise and perfect friend, because he knows when to smite and when to fondle; when to slay us no less then when to save and to succour... There must be faith in the love and wisdom of God,... working out all for our good even when it is apparently veiled in evil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, 1984 Ashram Diary, July 3 and Augst 22,
179:182. To mingle the right action with the action that is not akin to it is called the confused practice. The man that erreth therein hath not attained unto the single heart. He knoweth not thankfulness for the grace of the Enlightened One. ~ Shinran, Wisdom of the East Buddhist Psalms translated from the Japanese of Shinran Shonin,
180:The sacred dimension is not something that you can know through words and ideas any more than you can learn what an apple pie tastes like by eating the recipe. The modern age has forgotten that facts and information, for all their usefulness, are not the same as truth or wisdom, and certainly not the same as direct experience. ~ Adyashanti,
181:There is much wisdom in the words of Nietzsche: "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." I can see in these words a motto which holds true for any psychotherapy. In the Nazi concentration camps, one could have witnessed that those who knew that there was a task waiting for them to fulfill were most apt to survive. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
182:With writing as an ability to catch and manipulate names, the scribe was able to imprison the object and manipulate its very nature. The catching of names was considered a magical act in ancient societies so the ability to write was reserved for the clergy under the direct influence of gods of wisdom and magic such as Thoth. ~ Mage the Ascension, Order of Hermes,
183:The disciple will probably be visited at night by his Teacher, who will come in a superphysical body. [...] If he has not developed his spiritual nature by right living, right thinking and right feeling during his probation as a student, he will be unable to recognize the Master when he comes. ~ Manly P Hall, What the Ancient Wisdom Expects of Its Disciples,
184:This is where we are at right now, as a whole. No one is left out of the loop. We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised, rather than the intelligence of the heart. ~ Bill Hicks,
185:Esoterically, the Hanged Man is the human spirit which is suspended from heaven by a single thread. Wisdom, not death, is the reward for this voluntary sacrifice during which the human soul, suspended above the world of illusion, and meditating upon its unreality, is rewarded by the achievement of self-realization. ~ Manly P Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages,
186:Integral theory is a school of philosophy that seeks to integrate all of human wisdom into a new, emergent worldview that is able to accommodate the gifts of all previous worldviews, including those which have been historically at odds: science and religion, Eastern and Western schools of thought, and pre-modern, modern and post-modern worldviews. ~ Daily Evolver,
187:468 - I may question God, my guide and teacher, and ask Him, 'Am I right or hast Thou in thy love and wisdom suffered my mind to deceive me?' Doubt thy mind, if thou wilt, but doubt not that God leads thee.
   Life is given to us to find the Divine and unite with Him. The mind tries to persuade us that it is not so. Shall we believe this liar?
   ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms,
188:Let us not believe that it is enough to read without unction, to speculate without devotion, to investigate without wonder, to observe without joy, to act without godly zeal, to know without love, to understand without humility, to strive without divine grace, or to reflect as a mirror without divinely inspired wisdom. ~ Saint Bonaventure, The Journey of the Mind into God / Feast Day July 15th,
189:Understanding is the level immediately below Wisdom. It is on the level of Understanding that ideas exist separately, where they can be scrutinized and comprehended. While Wisdom is pure undifferentiated Mind, Understanding is the level where division exists, and where things are delineated and defined as separated objects. ~ Aryeh Kaplan, Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation in Theory and Practice,
190:There is something which unites magic and applied science while separating both from the wisdom of earlier ages. For the wise men of old the cardinal problem had been how to conform the soul to reality, and the solution had been knowledge, self-discipline, and virtue. For magic and applied science alike the problem is how to subdue reality to the wishes of men. ~ C S Lewis, The Abolition of Man (1943),
191:Man carries within himself perfect power, perfect wisdom, and perfect knowledge, and if he wants to possess them, he must discover them in the depth of his being, by introspection and concentration. These divine qualities are identical at the centre, at the heart of all beings; this implies the essential unity of all, and all the consequences of solidarity and fraternity that follow from it.
   ~ The Mother,
192:Those who dedicate themselves to the processes of discipline and self improvement set down by the old masters, are preparing themselves to enter the house of wisdom by the proper gate. On the other hand, such foolish mortals as believe they can breathe, chant, intone, psychologize or affirm themselves into a state of all knowing are trying to pick locks for which they have not filed the key. ~ Manly P Hall,
193:But from time to time Thy sublime light shines in a being and radiates through him over the world, and then a little wisdom, a little knowledge, a little disinterested faith, heroism and compassion penetrates men's hearts, transforms their minds and sets free a few elements from that sorrowful and implacable wheel of existence to which their blind ignorance subjects them.
   ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations,
194:My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear atentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. ...
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 2:1-22,
195:The soul of man is the spark of God. Though this spark is limited on the earth, still God is all-powerful; and by teaching the prayer 'Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven', the Master has given a key to every soul who repeats this prayer; a key to open that door behind which is the secret of that almighty power and perfect wisdom which raises the soul above all limitations. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
196:During the dark night there is no choice but to surrender control, give in to unknowing, and stop and listen to whatever signals of wisdom might come along. It's a time of enforced retreat and perhaps unwilling withdrawal. The dark night is more than a learning experience; it's a profound initiation into a realm that nothing in the culture, so preoccupied with external concerns and material success, prepares you for. ~ Thomas Moore,
197:The guru is the equal of all the buddhas. To make any connection with him, whether through seeing him, hearing his voice, remembering him or being touched by his hand, will lead us toward liberation. To have full confidence in him is the sure way to progress toward enlightenment. The warmth of his wisdom and compassion will melt the ore of our being and release the gold of the buddha-nature within. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
198:The ground is composed of gold, the trees are wish-fulfilling trees, and the rain is the rainfall of nectar. All beings are dakas and dakinis; the calls of the birds are the sounds of Dharma; the sounds of nature, wind, water, and fire reverberate as the Vajra Guru mantra; and all thoughts are expressions of wisdom and bliss. So here the perception of purity is much vaster and more omnipresent than in the sutras.
   ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Guru Yoga,
199:I pray to the unknown gods that some man-even a single man, tens of centuries ago-has perused and read that book. If the honor and wisdom and joy of such a reading are not to be my own, then let them be for others. Let heaven exist, though my own place be in hell. Let me be tortured and battered and annihilated, but let there be one instant, one creature, wherein thy enormous Library may find its justification. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel,
200:If thou shalt perfectly observe these rules, all the following Symbols and an infinitude of others will be granted unto thee by thy Holy Guardian Angel; thou thus living for the Honour and Glory of the True and only God, for thine own good, and that of thy neighbour. Let the Fear of God be ever before the eyes and the heart of him who shall possess this Divine Wisdom and Sacred Magic. ~ MacGregor Mathers, The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage,
201:There is an earthly sun, which is the cause of all heat, and all who are able to see may see the sun; and those who are blind and cannot see him may feel his heat. There is an Eternal Sun, which is the source of all wisdom, and those whose spiritual senses have awakened to life will see that sun and be conscious of His existence; but those who have not attained spiritual consciousness may yet feel His power by an inner faculty which is called Intuition. ~ Paracelsus,
202:In Bahaí belief, the Holy Spirit is the conduit through which the wisdom of God becomes directly associated with his messenger, and it has been described variously in different religions such as the burning bush to Moses, the sacred fire to Zoroaster, the dove to Jesus, the angel Gabriel to Muhammad, and the Maid of Heaven to Bahaullah.[14] The Bahaí view rejects the idea that the Holy Spirit is a partner to God in the Godhead, but rather is the pure essence of Gods attributes
   ~ ?,
203:5'If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6'But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7'Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8'Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, James 1,
204:To read great books does not mean one becomes 'bookish'; it means that something of the terrible insight of Dostoevsky, of the richly-charged imagination of Shakespeare, of the luminous wisdom of Goethe, actually passes into the personality of the reader; so that in contact with the chaos of ordinary life certain free and flowing outlines emerge, like the forms of some classic picture, endowing both people and things with a grandeur beyond what is visible to the superficial glance.
   ~ John Cowper Powys,
205:47. A jnani who is a perfectly Self-realized yogi, sees by the eye of wisdom all objective phenomena to be in and of the Self and thus the Self to be the sole being.1

The allusion is to the story of a lady wearing a precious necklace, who suddenly forgot where it was, grew anxious, looked for it everywhere and even asked others to help, until a kind friend pointed out that it was round the seeker's own neck. ~ Adi Sankara, Atma Bodha, trans. Sri Ramana Maharshi, Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharshi,
206:The 'Intelligence of Will' denotes that this is the path where each individual 'created being' is 'prepared' for the spiritual quest by being made aware of the higher and divine 'will' of the creatoR By spiritual preparation (prayer, meditation, visualization, and aspiration), the student becomes aware of the higher will and ultimately attains oneness with the Divine Self-fully immersed in the knowledge of 'the existence of the Primordial Wisdom.'
   ~ Israel Regardie, A Garden Of Pomegranates: Skrying On The Tree Of Life,
207:I have learnt all that was hidden and all that was yet undiscovered because I was taught by wisdom herself that created everything. For there is in her a spirit of intelligence which is holy, unique, multiple in her effects, fine, copious, agile, spotless, dear, soft, friendly to good, penetrant, which nothing can prevent from acting, benevolent, friendly to men, kind, stable, infallible, calm, that achieves all, that sees all, that can comprehend all minds in itself, that is intelligible, pure and subtle. ~ Book of Wisdom,
208:Who is the object of homage?
   You, whose face is very white, lovely and beautiful, glowing with light like an array of a hundred full autumn moons, all together, without the dust from earth and water, You are adorned with completely open, immeasurable twofold knowledge like the hosts of a thousand stars, The brilliant light of your clear wisdom manifesting the four correct analytical knowledges shines forth, Noble Lady Tara, Goddess Vajra Sarasvati, I pay homage to you. ~ Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Smile Of Sun And Moon,
209:For example, when practitioners transform into Shenlha Ökar (Shen Deity of White Light), they visualize their bodies as being adorned with the thirteen ornaments of peacefulness that in themselves evoke the enlightened quality of peacefulness.2 Shenlha Ökar himself embodies all six of the antidote qualities of love, generosity, wisdom, openness, peacefulness, and compassion; so as soon as you transform into Shenlha Ökar, you instantly embody these same qualities. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech, and Mind,
210:The true occultist wants nothing but wisdom. When Solomon raised his hands to his God, Jehovah spoke from the heavens asking him what he would have, and he answered, "God give me the gift of wisdom." Jehovah asked him if there were not other things he desired, but Solomon answered, "No, only wisdom." And God told Solomon that because he had asked only for wisdom that all the other things should be added unto him and that from this day to the end of the world there would never be another king so rich, so great, or so blest. ~ Manly P Hall,
211:The inexperienced in wisdom and virtue, ever occupied with feasting and such, are carried downward, and there, as is fitting, they wander their whole life long, neither ever looking upward to the truth above them nor rising toward it, nor tasting pure and lasting pleasures. Like cattle, always looking downward with their heads bent toward the ground and the banquet tables, they feed, fatten, and fornicate. In order to increase their possessions they kick and butt with horns and hoofs of steel and kill each other, insatiable as they are. ~ Plato,
212:The centre of the Mother's symbol represent the Divine Consciousness, the Supreme Mother, the Mahashakti.
   The four petals of the Mother's symbol represent the four Aspects or Personalities of the Mother; Maheshwari (Wisdom), Mahalakshmi(Harmony), Mahakali(Strength) and Mahasaraswati (Perfection).
   The twelve petals of the Mother's symbol represent; Sincerity, Humility, Gratitude, Perseverance, Aspiration, Receptivity, Progress, Courage, Goodness, Generosity, Equality, Peace.
   ~ ?,, [T5],
213:Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
214:High priests of wisdom, sweetness, might and bliss,
Discoverers of beauty's sunlit ways
And swimmers of Love's laughing fiery floods
And dancers within rapture's golden doors,
Their tread one day shall change the suffering earth
And justify the light on Nature's face.
Although Fate lingers in the high Beyond
And the work seems vain on which our heart's force was spent,
All shall be done for which our pain was borne.
Even as of old man came behind the beast
This high divine successor surely shall come
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
215:One alchemist announced that one grain of this powder would transmute into purest gold one hundred thousand times its own weight. But his readers did not realize that this powder is wisdom, one grain of which can transmute all the ignorance in the world. Nor did the reader properly understand that the PHILOSOPHER'S STONE IS KNOWLEDGE, the great miracle worker, or that the elixir of life was Truth, which makes all things new. It was sad that misunderstandings should exist, but wherever great truths are given to small minds, misunderstandings are inevitable. ~ Manly P Hall, (A Monthly Letter April 1937),
216:{3:13} Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding.
{3:14} For the merchandise of it [is] better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
{3:15} She [is] more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire arenot to be compared unto her.
{3:16} Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour.
{3:17} Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace.
{3:18} She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 3:13-18,
217:When a person meditates on these matters and recognizes all the creations, the angels, the spheres, man, and the like, and appreciates the wisdom of the Holy One, blessed be He, in all these creations, he will add to his love for God. His soul will thirst and his flesh will long with love for God, blessed be He.
   He will stand in awe and fear from his humble, lowly, and base [nature] when he compares himself to one of the great and holy bodies, how much more so when comparing himself to the pure forms which are separate from matter and do not share any connection with it. He will see himself as a vessel full of embarrassment and shame, empty and lacking.
   ~ Maimonides,
218:"Direct not thy mind to the vast surfaces of the earth; for the Plant of Truth grows not upon the ground. Nor measure the motions of the Sun, collecting rules, for he is carried by the Eternal Will of the Father, and not for your sake alone. Dismiss from your mind the impetuous course of the Moon, for she moveth always by the power of Necessity. The progression of the Stars was not generated for your sake. The wide aerial flight of birds gives no true knowledge, nor the dissection of the entrails of victims; they are all mere toys, the basis of mercenary fraud: flee from these if you would enter the sacred paradise of piety where Virtue, Wisdom, and Equity are assembled." ~ Zoroaster,
219:The Golden Light :::

Thy golden Light came down into my brain
And the grey rooms of mind sun-touched became
A bright reply to Wisdom's occult plane,
A calm illumination and a flame.

Thy golden Light came down into my throat,
And all my speech is now a tune divine,
A paean-song of Thee my single note;
My words are drunk with the Immortal's wine.

Thy golden Light came down into my heart
Smiting my life with Thy eternity;
Now has it grown a temple where Thou art
And all its passions point towards only Thee.

Thy golden Light came down into my feet,
My earth is now Thy playfield and Thy seat. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems,
220:Saichō's Prayer

   So long as I have not attained the stage where my six faculties are pure, I will not venture out into the world.

   So long as I have not realized the absolute, I will not acquire any special skills or arts (e.g. medicine, divination, calligraphy, etc.)

   So long as I have not kept all the precepts purely, I will not participate in any lay donor's Buddhist meetings.

   So long as I have not attained wisdom (lit. hannya 般若), I will not participate in worldly affairs unless it be to benefit others.

   May any merit from my practice in the past, present and future be given not to me, but to all sentient beings so that they may attain supreme enlightenment. ~ Saichō,
221:Out of all the sciences... the ancients, in their studies, especially selected seven to be mastered by those who were to be educated. These seven they considered so to excel all the rest in usefulness that anyone who had been thoroughly schooled in them might afterward come to knowledge of the others by his own inquiry and effort rather than by listening to a teacher. For these, one might say, constitute the best instruments, the best rudiments, by which the way is prepared for the mind's complete knowledge of philosophic truth. Therefore they are called by the name trivium and quadrivium, because by them, as by certain ways (viae), a quick mind enters into the secret places of wisdom. ~ Hugh of Saint Victor, Didascalicon,
222:It is the power given by wisdom and knowledge that makes the occultist superior to his fellow man, his superiority being proportionate to his superior intelligence. In every walk of life, the uninitiated will be confronted with mysteries. To the average person, the working of a gasoline engine is just as mysterious as calculus would be to a kindergarten child, but intimate relationship and study result in that familiarity which gives ease in handling and intelligence in directing. It has been well said that no man is a stranger to his own valet. The philosopher is a servant of God, and by perfect serving, soon becomes capable of thoroughly understanding the desires and dictates of his divine Master. ~ Manly P Hall, Magic: A Treatise on Esoteric Ethics,
223:Trump himself is a nothing, an empty vessel for cosmic forces to work through. Even on The Apprentice (which I used to enjoy) I remember he gave the guy who won a tour of his apartment, it was the tackiest thing you'd ever seen. Cluttered with gold furnishings so there was no space anywhere. The guy, who obviously worshipped Trump, asked who inspired him. So there he was, looking up to wait to hear some pearl of wisdom. And the Orange Clown just made some meaningless narcissistic comment about himself. It actually felt embarrassing (but not to Trump who simply isn't conscious of such things). It proves that even before his dementia he always was empty and vacuous. His ghost writer said Trump was the most evil human being he'd ever met. ~ M Alan Kazlev, FB,
224:The surest way towards this integral fulfilment is to find the Master of the secret who dwells within us, open ourselves constantly to the divine Power which is also the divine Wisdom and Love and trust to it to effect the conversion. But it is difficult for the egoistic consciousness to do this at all at the beginning. And, if done at all, it is still difficult to do it perfectly and in every strand of our nature. It is difficult at first because our egoistic habits of thought, of sensation, of feeling block up the avenues by which we can arrive at the perception that is needed. It is difficult afterwards because the faith, the surrender, the courage requisite in this path are not easy to the ego-clouded soul.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, [63] [T7],
225:Apotheosised, transfigured by wisdom's touch,
   Her days became a luminous sacrifice;
   An immortal moth in happy and endless fire,
   She burned in his sweet intolerable blaze.
   A captive Life wedded her conqueror.
   In his wide sky she built her world anew;
   She gave to mind's calm pace the motor's speed,
   To thinking a need to live what the soul saw,
   To living an impetus to know and see.
   His splendour grasped her, her puissance to him clung;
   She crowned the Idea a king in purple robes,
   Put her magic serpent sceptre in Thought's grip,
   Made forms his inward vision's rhythmic shapes
   And her acts the living body of his will.
   A flaming thunder, a creator flash,
   His victor Light rode on her deathless Force;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and the Fall of Life,
226:At one stage in the initiation procedure, Christian tells us...the postulant climbs down an iron ladder, with seventy-eight rungs, and enters a hall on either side of which are twelve statues, and, between each pair of statues, a painting. These twenty-two paintings, he is told, are Arcana or symbolic hieroglyphs; the Science of Will, the principle of all wisdom and source of all power, is contained in them. Each corresponds to a "letter of the sacred language" and to a number, and each expresses a reality of the divine world, a reality of the intellectual world and a reality of the physical world. The secret meanings of these twenty-two Arcana are then expounded to him. ~ Ronald Decker and Thierry Depaulis and Michael Dummett, A Wicked Pack of Cards - The Origins of the Occult Tarot,
227:The full recognition of this inner Guide, Master of the Yoga, lord, light, enjoyer and goal of all sacrifice and effort, is of the utmost importance in the path of integral perfection. It is immaterial whether he is first seen as an impersonal Wisdom, Love and Power behind all things, as an Absolute manifesting in the relative and attracting it, as one's highest Self and the highest Self of all, as a Divine Person within us and in the world, in one of his-or her-numerous forms and names or as the ideal which the mind conceives. In the end we perceive that he is all and more than all these things together. The mind's door of entry to the conception of him must necessarily vary according to the past evolution and the present nature.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids, 62,
228:The most general science. Pythagoras is said to have called himself a lover of wisdom. But philosophy has been both the seeking of wisdom and the wisdom sought. Originally, the rational explanation of anything, the general principles under which all facts could be explained; in this sense, indistinguishable from science. Later, the science of the first principles of being; the presuppositions of ultimate reality. Now, popularly, private wisdom or consolation; technically, the science of sciences, the criticism and systematization or organization of all knowledge, drawn from empirical science, rational learning, common experience, or whatever. Philosophy includes metaphysics, or ontology and epistemology, logic, ethics, aesthetics, etc. (all of which see). ~ J.K.F., Dagoberts Dictionary of Philosophy,
229:'And I protested. ''What do you mean, Diotima? Are you actually saying Love is ugly and bad?''
''Watch what you say!'' she exclaimed. ''Do you really think that if something is not beautiful it has to be ugly?''
''I certainly do''.
''And something that is not wise is ignorant, I suppose? Have you not noticed that there is something in between wisdom and ignorance?''
''And what is that?''
''Correct belief. 148 I am talking about having a correct belief without being able to give a reason for it. Don't you realise that this state cannot be called knowing - for how can it be knowledge 149 if it lacks reason?
And it is not ignorance either - for how can it be ignorance if it has hit upon the truth? Correct belief clearly occupies just such a middle state, between wisdom 150 and ignorance''. ~ Plato, Symposium, 202a,
230: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,
231:And the first of the adepts covered His shame with a cloth, walking backwards, and was white. And the second of the adepts covered his shame with a cloth, walking sideways, and was yellow. And the third of the adepts made a mock of His nakedness, walking forwards, and was black. And these are the three great schools of the Magi, who are also the three Magi that journeyed unto Bethlehem; and because thou hast not wisdom, thou shalt not know which school prevaileth, or if the three schools be not one.*
   * This doctrine of the Three Schools is of extreme interest. Roughly, it may be said that the White is the Pure Mystic, whose attitude to God is one of reverence. The Yellow School conceals the Mysteries indeed, but examines them as it goes along. The Black School is that of pure Scepticism. We are now ready to study the philosophical bases of these three Schools.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears?, 43?,
232:In medieval times, the learned man, the teacher was a servant of God wholly, and of God only. His freedom was sanctioned by an authority more than human...The academy was regarded almost as a part of the natural and unalterable order of things. ... They were Guardians of the Word, fulfilling a sacred function and so secure in their right. Far from repressing free discussion, this "framework of certain key assumptions of Christian doctrine" encouraged disputation of a heat and intensity almost unknown in universities nowadays. ...They were free from external interference and free from a stifling internal conformity because the whole purpose of the universities was the search after an enduring truth, besides which worldly aggrandizement was as nothing. They were free because they agreed on this one thing if, on nothing else, fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Russell Kirk, Academic Freedom: An Essay in Definition,
233:When ye look at me I am an idle, idle man; when I look at myself I am a busy, busy man. Since upon the plain of uncreated infinity I am building, building the tower of ecstasy, I have no time for building houses. Since upon the steppe of the void of truth I am breaking, breaking the savage fetter of suffering, I have no time for ploughing family land. Since at the bourn of unity ineffable I am subduing, subduing the demon-foe of self, I have no time for subduing angry foe-men. Since in the palace of mind which transcends duality I am waiting, waiting for spiritual experience as my bride, I have no time for setting up house. Since in the circle of the Buddhas of my body I am fostering, fostering the child of wisdom, I have no time for fostering snivelling children. Since in the frame of the body, the seat of all delight, I am saving, saving precious instruction and reflection, I have no time for saving wordly wealth. ~ Jetsun Milarepa, Songs of Milarepa,
234:Part 3 - Return
12. Refusal of the Return:When the hero-quest has been accomplished, through penetration to the source, or through the grace of some male or female, human or animal, personification, the adventurer still must return with his life-transmuting trophy. The full round, the norm of the monomyth, requires that the hero shall now begin the labor of bringing the runes of wisdom, the Golden Fleece, or his sleeping princess, back into the kingdom of humanity, where the boon may redound to the renewing of the community, the nation, the planet or the ten thousand worlds. But the responsibility has been frequently refused. Even Gautama Buddha, after his triumph, doubted whether the message of realization could be communicated, and saints are reported to have died while in the supernal ecstasy. Numerous indeed are the heroes fabled to have taken up residence forever in the blessed isle of the unaging Goddess of Immortal Being. ~ Joseph Campbell,
235:Gradually a separation took place among the schools of the Mysteries. The zeal of the priests to spread their doctrines in many cases apparently exceeded their intelligence. As a result, many were allowed to enter the temples before they had really prepared themselves for the wisdom they were to receive. The result was that these untutored minds, slowly gaining positions of authority, became at last incapable of maintaining the institution because they were unable to contact the spiritual powers behind the material enterprise. So the Mystery Schools vanished. The spiritual hierarchy, served through all generations by a limited number of true and devoted followers, withdrew from the world; while the colossal material organizations, having no longer any contact with the divine source, wandered in circles, daily becoming more involved in the rituals and symbols which they had lost the power of interpreting. ~ Manly P Hall, What the Ancient Wisdom Expects of Its Disciples,
236:There are two Paths to the Innermost: the Way of the Mystic, which is the way of devotion and meditation, a solitary and subjective path; and the way of the occultist, which is the way of the intellect, of concentration, and of trained will; upon this path the co-operation of fellow workers is required, firstly for the exchange of knowledge, and secondly because ritual magic plays an important part in this work, and for this the assistance of several is needed in most of the greater operations. The mystic derives his knowledge through the direct communion of his higher self with the Higher Powers; to him the wisdom of the occultist is foolishness, for his mind does not work in that way; but, on the other hand, to a more intellectual and extrovert type, the method of the mystic is impossible until long training has enabled him to transcend the planes of form. We must therefore recognize these two distinct types among those who seek the Way of Initiation, and remember that there is a path for each. ~ Dion Fortune, Esoteric Orders and Their Work and The Training and Work of the Initiate,
237:Four Powers Of The Mother
   In talking about the four powers of the Mother, it helps to know that in India, traditionally, the evolutionary principle of creation is approached, and adored, as the great Mother. Sri Aurobindo distinguishes four main powers and personalities through which this evolutionary force manifests.
   Maheshwari - One is her personality of calm wideness and comprehending wisdom and tranquil benignity and inexhaustible compassion and sovereign and surpassing majesty and all-ruling greatness.
   Mahakali - Another embodies her power of splendid strength and irresistible passion, her warrior mood, her overwhelming will, her impetuous swiftness and world-shaking force.
   Mahalakshmi - A third is vivid and sweet and wonderful with her deep secret of beauty and harmony and fine rhythm, her intricate and subtle opulence, her compelling attraction and captivating grace.
   Mahasaraswati - The fourth is equipped with her close and profound capacity of intimate knowledge and careful flawless work and quiet and exact perfection in all things.
   ~ ?,,
238:The key one and threefold, even as universal science. The division of the work is sevenfold, and through these sections are distributed the seven degrees of initiation into is transcendental philosophy.

The text is a mystical commentary on the oracles of Solomon, ^ and the work ends with a series of synoptic schedules which are the synthesis of Magic and the occult Kabalah so far as concerns that which can be made public in writing. The rest, being the esoteric and inexpressible part of the science, is formulated in magnificent pantacles carefully designed and engraved. These are nine in number, as follows

(1) The dogma of Hermes;
(2) Magical realisation;
(3) The path of wisdom and the initial procedure in the work
(4) The Gate of the Sanctuary enlightened by seven mystic rays;
(5) A Rose of Light, in the centre of which a human figure is extending its arms in the form of a cross;
(6) The magical laboratory of Khunrath, demonstrating the necessary union of prayer and work
(7) The absolute synthesis of science;
(8) Universal equilibrium ;
(9) A summary of Khunrath's personal embodying an energetic protest against all his detractors. ~ Eliphas Levi, The History Of Magic,
239:The pure existent is then a fact and no mere concept; it is the fundamental reality. But, let us hasten to add, the movement, the energy, the becoming are also a fact, also a reality. The supreme intuition and its corresponding experience may correct the other, may go beyond, may suspend, but do not abolish it. We have therefore two fundamental facts of pure existence and of worldexistence, a fact of Being, a fact of Becoming. To deny one or the other is easy; to recognise the facts of consciousness and find out their relation is the true and fruitful wisdom.

Stability and movement, we must remember, are only our psychological representations of the Absolute, even as are oneness and multitude. The Absolute is beyond stability and movement as it is beyond unity and multiplicity. But it takes its eternal poise in the one and the stable and whirls round itself infinitely, inconceivably, securely in the moving and multitudinous. World-existence is the ecstatic dance of Shiva which multiplies the body of the God numberlessly to the view: it leaves that white existence precisely where and what it was, ever is and ever will be; its sole absolute object is the joy of the dancing. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Pure Existent, 85,
240:Truly speaking, I have no opinion. According to a vision of truth, everything is still terribly mixed, a more or less favourable combination of light and darkness, truth and falsehood, knowledge and ignorance, and so long as decisions are made and action is undertaken according to opinions, it will always be like that.
   We want to give the example of an action that is undertaken in accordance with a vision of truth, but unfortunately we are still very far from realising this ideal, and even if the vision of truth expresses itself, it is immediately distorted in its implementation.
   So, in the present state of affairs, it is impossible to say, "This is true and that is false, this leads us away from the goal and that brings us nearer the goal."
   Everything can be used for the progress to be made; everything can be useful if we know how to use it.
   The important thing is never to lose sight of the ideal we want to realise and to make use of all circumstances in view of this goal.
   And finally, it is always better not to make an arbitrary decision for or against things, and to watch the unfolding of events with the impartiality of a witness, relying on the Divine Wisdom which will decide for the best and do what is necessary. 29 July 1961 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I, [T8],
241:Many are God's forms by which he grows in man;
   They stamp his thoughts and deeds with divinity,
   Uplift the stature of the human clay
   Or slowly transmute it into heavens gold.
   He is the Good for which men fight and die,
   He is the war of Right with Titan wrong;
   He is Freedom rising deathless from her pyre;
   He is Valour guarding still the desperate pass
   Or lone and erect on the shattered barricade
   Or a sentinel in the dangerous echoing Night.
   He is the crown of the martyr burned in flame
   And the glad resignation of the saint
   And courage indifferent to the wounds of Time
   And the heros might wrestling with death and fate.
   He is Wisdom incarnate on a glorious throne
   And the calm autocracy of the sages rule.
   He is the high and solitary Thought
   Aloof above the ignorant multitude:
   He is the prophets voice, the sight of the seer.
   He is Beauty, nectar of the passionate soul,
   He is the Truth by which the spirit lives.
   He is the riches of the spiritual Vast
   Poured out in healing streams on indigent Life;
   He is Eternity lured from hour to hour,
   He is infinity in a little space:
   He is immortality in the arms of death.
   These powers I am and at my call they come.
   Thus slowly I lift mans soul nearer the Light.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
242:The sadhaka of the integral Yoga will make use of all these aids according to his nature; but it is necessary that he should shun their limitations and cast from himself that exclusive tendency of egoistic mind which cries, "My God, my Incarnation, my Prophet, my Guru," and opposes it to all other realisation in a sectarian or a fanatical spirit. All sectarianism, all fanaticism must be shunned; for it is inconsistent with the integrity of the divine realisation.
   On the contrary, the sadhaka of the integral Yoga will not be satisfied until he has included all other names and forms of Deity in his own conception, seen his own Ishta Devata in all others, unified all Avatars in the unity of Him who descends in the Avatar, welded the truth in all teachings into the harmony of the Eternal Wisdom.
   Nor should he forget the aim of these external aids which is to awaken his soul to the Divine within him. Nothing has been finally accomplished if that has not been accomplished. It is not sufficient to worship Krishna, Christ or Buddha without, if there is not the revealing and the formation of the Buddha, the Christ or Krishna in ourselves. And all other aids equally have no other purpose; each is a bridge between man's unconverted state and the revelation of the Divine within him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
243:It is also the story of a book, a book called The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - not an Earth book, never published on Earth, and until the terrible catastrophe occurred, never seen or heard of by any Earthman.

   Nevertheless, a wholly remarkable book.
in fact it was probably the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing houses of Ursa Minor - of which no Earthman had ever heard either.

   Not only is it a wholly remarkable book, it is also a highly successful one - more popular than the Celestial Home Care Omnibus, better selling than Fifty More Things to do in Zero Gravity, and more controversial than Oolon Colluphid's trilogy of philosophical blockbusters Where God Went Wrong, Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes and Who is this God Person Anyway?

   In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitch Hiker's Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects.

   First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words Don't Panic inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.
~ Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,
244:From above to below, the sefirot depict the drama of emanation, the transition from Ein Sof to creation. In the words of Azriel of Gerona, "They constitute the process by which all things come into being and pass away." From below to above, the sefirot constitute a ladder of ascent back to the One. The union of Tif'eret and Shekhinah gives birth to the human soul, and the mystical journey begins with the awareness of this spiritual fact of life. Shekhinah is the opening to the divine: "One who enters must enter through this gate." Once inside, the sefirot are no longer an abstract theological system; they become a map of consciousness. The mystic climbs and probes, discovering dimensions of being. Spiritual and psychological wholeness is achieved by meditating on the qualities of each sefirah, by imitating and integrating the attributes of God. "When you cleave to the sefirot, the divine holy spirit enters into you, into every sensation and every movement." But the path is not easy. Divine will can be harsh: Abraham was commanded to sacrifice Isaac in order to balance love with rigor. From the Other Side, demonic forces threaten and seduce. [The demonic is rooted in the divine]. Contemplatively and psychologically, evil must be encountered, not evaded. By knowing and withstanding the dark underside of wisdom, the spiritual seeker is refined.~ Daniel C Matt, The Essential Kabbalah, 10,
245:The Particular Necessity for Practice
The second part discusses "the particular necessity for practice."
Through the power of the yoga of speech, the stains that obscure the mind are removed. Once this happens, speech reaches its full potential. It is like discovering the true nature of your speech for the very first time.
To activate the yoga of speech, summon the primordial wisdom deities by calling their names. Just as calling someone's name naturally causes that person to draw closer to you, in the same way calling the wisdom deities by name brings them nearer to you.
They come to see what you want.
This does not mean the wisdom deities will not come if you do not call them. They could come even if you did not call their names.
You call their names-which is what you are doing when you recite mantras-because their names express their actual nature. A quote from the Dorje Kur (rDo rje gur) scripture reads: "To directly perceive the buddhas, bodhisattvas, dakinis and your own consort, get their attention by calling their names and invite them to come." Reciting the deity's name over and over purifies obscurations of speech and establishes the cause of vajra speech.
This cause produces the condition that averts adverse conditions.
The speech of the wisdom deities and your own speech will become the same-vajra speech. ~ Gyatrul Rinpoche, Generating the Deity,
246:I examined the poets, and I look on them as people whose talent overawes both themselves and others, people who present themselves as wise men and are taken as such, when they are nothing of the sort.

From poets, I moved to artists. No one was more ignorant about the arts than I; no one was more convinced that artists possessed really beautiful secrets. However, I noticed that their condition was no better than that of the poets and that both of them have the same misconceptions. Because the most skillful among them excel in their specialty, they look upon themselves as the wisest of men. In my eyes, this presumption completely tarnished their knowledge. As a result, putting myself in the place of the oracle and asking myself what I would prefer to be - what I was or what they were, to know what they have learned or to know that I know nothing - I replied to myself and to the god: I wish to remain who I am.

We do not know - neither the sophists, nor the orators, nor the artists, nor I- what the True, the Good, and the Beautiful are. But there is this difference between us: although these people know nothing, they all believe they know something; whereas, I, if I know nothing, at least have no doubts about it. As a result, all this superiority in wisdom which the oracle has attributed to me reduces itself to the single point that I am strongly convinced that I am ignorant of what I do not know. ~ Socrates,
247:The Supreme Mind
'O God! we acknowledge Thee to be the Supreme Mind
Who hast disposed and ordered the Universe;
Who gave it life and motion at the first,
And still continuest to guide and regulate it.
From Thee was its primal impulsion;
Thou didst bestow on thine Emanated Spirit of Light,
Divine wisdom and various power
To stablish and enforce its transcendent orbits.
Thou art the Inconceivable Energy
Which in the beginning didst cause all things;
Of whom shall no created being ever know
A millionth part of thy divine properties.
But the Spirit was the Spirit of the Universe-
Sacred, Holy, Generating Nature;
Which, obedient unto thy will,
Preserves and reproduces all that is in the Kosmos.
Nothing is superior to the Spirit
But Thou, alone, O God! who art the Creator and Lord;
Thou madest the Spirit to be thy servitor,
But this thy Spirit transcends all other creatures;
This is the Spirit which is in the highest heavens;
Whose influence permeates all that lives;
As a beautiful Flower diffuses fragrances
But is not diminished in aught thereby.
For all divine essences are the same,
Differing only in their degree and power and beauty;
But in no wise differing in their principle,
Which is the fiery essence of God himself.
Such is the animating flame of every existence
Being in God, purely perfect;
But in all other living things
Only capable of being made perfect.' ~ Dr E.V. Kenealy, The Book of Fo.
The Supreme Mind. from path of regeneration,
248:The Song Of View, Practice, And Action :::
Oh, my Guru! The Exemplar of the View, Practice, and Action,
Pray vouchsafe me your grace, and enable me
To be absorbed in the realm of Self-nature!

For the View, Practice, Action, and Accomplishment
There are three Key-points you should know:

All the manifestation, the Universe itself, is contained in the mind;
The nature of Mind is the realm of illumination
Which can neither be conceived nor touched.
These are the Key-points of the View.

Errant thoughts are liberated in the Dharmakaya;
The awareness, the illumination, is always blissful;
Meditate in a manner of non-doing and non-effort.
These are the Key-points of Practice.

In the action of naturalness
The Ten Virtues spontaneously grow;
All the Ten Vices are thus purified.
By corrections or remedies
The Illuminating Void is ne'er disturbed.
These are the Key-points of Action.

There is no Nivana to attain beyond;
There is no Samsara here to renounce;
Truly to know the Self-mind
It is to be the Buddha Himself.
These are the Key-points of Accomplishment.

Reduce inwardly the Three Key-points to One.
This One is the Void Nature of Being,
Which only a wondrous Guru
Can clearly illustrate.

Much activity is of no avail;
If one sees the Simultaneously Born Wisdom,
He reaches the goal.

For all practioners of Dharma
The preaching is a precious gem;
It is my direct experience from yogic meditation.
Think carefully and bear it in your minds,
Oh, my children and disciples. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
249:The Lord has veiled himself and his absolute wisdom and eternal consciousness in ignorant Nature-Force and suffers her to drive the individual being, with its complicity, as the ego; this lower action of Nature continues to prevail, often even in spite of man's half-lit imperfect efforts at a nobler motive and a purer self-knowledge. Our human effort at perfection fails, or progresses very incompletely, owing to the force of Nature's past actions in us, her past formations, her long-rooted associations; it turns towards a true and high-climbing success only when a greater Knowledge and Power than our own breaks through the lid of our ignorance and guides or takes up our personal will. For our human will is a misled and wandering ray that has parted from the supreme Puissance. The period of slow emergence out of this lower working into a higher light and purer force is the valley of the shadow of death for the striver after perfection; it is a dreadful passage full of trials, sufferings, sorrows, obscurations, stumblings, errors, pitfalls. To abridge and alleviate this ordeal or to penetrate it with the divine delight faith is necessary, an increasing surrender of the mind to the knowledge that imposes itself from within and, above all, a true aspiration and a right and unfaltering and sincere practice. "Practise unfalteringly," says the Gita, "with a heart free from despondency," the Yoga; for even though in the earlier stage of the path we drink deep of the bitter poison of internal discord and suffering, the last taste of this cup is the sweetness of the nectar of immortality and the honey-wine of an eternal Ananda. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Supreme Will, 219,
250:39 - Sometimes one is led to think that only those things really matter which have never happened; for beside them most historic achievements seem almost pale and ineffective. - Sri Aurobindo

I would like to have an explanation of this aphorism.

Sri Aurobindo, who had made a thorough study of history, knew how uncertain are the data which have been used to write it. Most often the accuracy of the documents is doubtful, and the information they supply is poor, incomplete, trivial and frequently distorted. As a whole, the official version of human history is nothing but a long, almost unbroken record of violent aggressions: wars, revolutions, murders or colonisations. True, some of these aggressions and massacres have been adorned with flattering terms and epithets; they have been called religious wars, holy wars, civilising campaigns; but they nonetheless remain acts of greed or vengeance.

Rarely in history do we find the description of a cultural, artistic or philosophical outflowering.

That is why, as Sri Aurobindo says, all this makes a rather dismal picture without any deep significance. On the other hand, in the legendary accounts of things which may never have existed on earth, of events which have not been declared authentic by "official" knowledge, of wonderful individuals whose existence is doubted by the scholars in their dried-up wisdom, we find the crystallisation of all the hopes and aspirations of man, his love of the marvellous, the heroic and the sublime, the description of everything he would like to be and strives to become.

That, more or less, is what Sri Aurobindo means in his aphorism.
22 June 1960 ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms, volume-10, page no.62),
   How shall I welcome not this light
   Or, wakened by it, greet with doubt
   This beam as palpable to sight
   As visible to touch? How not,
   Old as I am and (some say) wise,
   Revive beneath her summer eyes?
   How not have all my nights and days,
   My spirit ranging far and wide,
   By recollections of her grace
   Enlightened and preoccupied?
   Preoccupied: the Morning Star
   How near the Sun and yet how far!
   Enlightened: true, but more than true,
   Or why must I discover there
   The meaning in this taintless dew,
   The dancing wave, this blessed air
   Enchanting in its morning dress
   And calm as everlastingness?
   The flame that in the heart resides
   Is parcel of that central Fire
   Whose energy is winds and tides-
   Is rooted deep in the Desire
   That smilingly unseals its power
   Each summer in each springing flower.
   Oh Lady Nature-Proserpine,
   Mistress of Gender, star-crowned Queen!
   Ah Rose of Sharon-Mistress mine,
   My teacher ere I turned fourteen,
   When first I hallowed from afar
   Your Beautyship in avatar!
   I sense the hidden thing you say,
   Your subtle whisper how the Word
   From Alpha on to Omega
   Made all things-you confide my Lord
   Himself-all, all this potent Frame,
   All save the riddle of your name.
   Wisdom! I heard a voice that said:
   "What riddle? What is that to you?
   How! By my follower betrayed!
   Look up-for shame! Now tell me true:
   Where meet you light, with love and grace?
   Still unacquainted with my face?"
   Dear God, the erring heart must live-
   Through strength and weakness, calm and glow-
   That answer Wisdom scorns to give.
   Much have I learned. One problem, though,
   I never shall unlock: Who then,
   Who made Sophia feminine?
   ~ Owen Barfield, 1978,
252:Here lies the whole importance of the part of the Yoga of Knowledge which we are now considering, the knowledges of those essential principles of Being, those essential modes of self-existence on which the absolute Divine has based its self-manifestation. If the truth of our being is an infinite unity in which alone there is perfect wideness, light, knowledge, power, bliss, and if all our subjection to darkness, ignorance, weakness, sorrow, limitation comes of our viewing existence as a clash of infinitely multiple separate existences, then obviously it is the most practical and concrete and utilitarian as well as the most lofty and philosophical wisdom to find a means by which we can get away from the error and learn to live in the truth. So also, if that One is in its nature a freedom from bondage to this play of qualities which constitute our psychology and if from subjection to that play are born the struggle and discord in which we live, floundering eternally between the two poles of good and evil, virtue and sin, satisfaction and failure, joy and grief, pleasure and pain, then to get beyond the qualities and take our foundation in the settled peace of that which is always beyond them is the only practical wisdom. If attachment to mutable personality is the cause of our self-ignorance, of our discord and quarrel with ourself and with life and with others, and if there is an impersonal One in which no such discord and ignorance and vain and noisy effort exist because it is in eternal identity and harmony with itself, then to arrive in our souls at that impersonality and untroubled oneness of being is the one line and object of human effort to which our reason can consent to give the name of practicality.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
253:But this is only one side of the force that works for perfection. The process of the integral Yoga has three stages, not indeed sharply distinguished or separate, but in a certain measure successive. There must be, first, the effort towards at least an initial and enabling self-transcendence and contact with the Divine; next, the reception of that which transcends, that with which we have gained communion, into ourselves for the transformation of our whole conscious being; last, the utilisation of our transformed humanity as a divine centre in the world. So long as the contact with the Divine is not in some considerable degree established, so long as there is not some measure of sustained identity, sayujya, the element of personal effort must normally predominate. But in proportion as this contact establishes itself, the sadhaka must become conscious that a force other than his own, a force transcending his egoistic endeavour and capacity, is at work in him and to this Power he learns progressively to submit himself and delivers up to it the charge of his Yoga. In the end his own will and force become one with the higher Power; he merges them in the divineWill and its transcendent and universal Force. He finds it thenceforward presiding over the necessary transformation of his mental, vital and physical being with an impartial wisdom and provident effectivity of which the eager and interested ego is not capable. It is when this identification and this self-merging are complete that the divine centre in the world is ready. Purified, liberated, plastic, illumined, it can begin to serve as a means for the direct action of a supreme Power in the larger Yoga of humanity or superhumanity, of the earth's spiritual progression or its transformation.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, [T2],
254:19 - When I had the dividing reason, I shrank from many things; after I had lost it in sight, I hunted through the world for the ugly and the repellent, but I could no longer find them. - Sri Aurobindo

Is there really nothing ugly and repellent in the world? Is it our reason alone that sees things in that way?

To understand truly what Sri Aurobindo means here, you must yourself have had the experience of transcending reason and establishing your consciousness in a world higher than the mental intelligence. For from up there you can see, firstly, that everything that exists in the universe is an expression of Sachchidananda (Being-Consciousness-Bliss) and therefore behind any appearance whatever, if you go deeply enough, you can perceive Sachchidananda, which is the principle of Supreme Beauty.

Secondly, you see that everything in the manifested universe is relative, so much so that there is no beauty which may not appear ugly in comparison with a greater beauty, no ugliness which may not appear beautiful in comparison with a yet uglier ugliness.

When you can see and feel in this way, you immediately become aware of the extreme relativity of these impressions and their unreality from the absolute point of view. However, so long as we dwell in the rational consciousness, it is, in a way, natural that everything that offends our aspiration for perfection, our will for progress, everything we seek to transcend and surmount, should seem ugly and repellent to us, since we are in search of a greater ideal and we want to rise higher.

And yet it is still only a half-wisdom which is very far from the true wisdom, a wisdom that appears wise only in the midst of ignorance and unconsciousness.

In the Truth everything is different, and the Divine shines in all things. 17 February 1960 ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms,
255:When, in last week's aphorism, Sri Aurobindo opposed - as one might say - "knowledge" to "Wisdom", he was speaking of knowledge as it is lived in the average human consciousness, the knowledge which is obtained through effort and mental development, whereas here, on the contrary, the knowledge he speaks of is the essential Knowledge, the supramental divine Knowledge, Knowledge by identity. And this is why he describes it here as "vast and eternal", which clearly indicates that it is not human knowledge as we normally understand it.
Many people have asked why Sri Aurobindo said that the river is "slender". This is an expressive image which creates a striking contrast between the immensity of the divine, supramental Knowledge - the origin of this inspiration, which is infinite - and what a human mind can perceive of it and receive from it.
Even when you are in contact with these domains, the portion, so to say, which you perceive, is minimal, slender. It is like a tiny little stream or a few falling drops and these drops are so pure, so brilliant, so complete in themselves, that they give you the sense of a marvellous inspiration, the impression that you have reached infinite domains and risen very high above the ordinary human condition. And yet this is nothing in comparison with what is still to be perceived.
I have also been asked if the psychic being or psychic consciousness is the medium through which the inspiration is perceived.
Generally, yes. The first contact you have with higher regions is a psychic one. Certainly, before an inner psychic opening is achieved, it is difficult to have these inspirations. It can happen as an exception and under exceptional conditions as a grace, but the true contact comes through the psychic; because the psychic consciousness is certainly the medium with the greatest affinity with the divine Truth. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms,
256:Shastra is the knowledge and teaching laid down by intuition, experience and wisdom, the science and art and ethic of life, the best standards available to the race. The half-awakened man who leaves the observance of its rule to follow the guidance of his instincts and desires, can get pleasure but not happiness; for the inner happiness can only come by right living. He cannot move to perfection, cannot acquire the highest spiritual status. The law of instinct and desire seems to come first in the animal world, but the manhood of man grows by the pursuit of truth and religion and knowledge and a right life. The Shastra, the recognised Right that he has set up to govern his lower members by his reason and intelligent will, must therefore first be observed and made the authority for conduct and works and for what should or should not be done, till the instinctive desire nature is schooled and abated and put down by the habit of self-control and man is ready first for a freer intelligent self-guidance and then for the highest supreme law and supreme liberty of the spiritual nature.
   For the Shastra in its ordinary aspect is not that spiritual law, although at its loftiest point, when it becomes a science and art of spiritual living, Adhyatma-shastra, - the Gita itself describes its own teaching as the highest and most secret Shastra, - it formulates a rule of the self-transcendence of the sattwic nature and develops the discipline which leads to spiritual transmutation. Yet all Shastra is built on a number of preparatory conditions, dharmas; it is a means, not an end. The supreme end is the freedom of the spirit when abandoning all dharmas the soul turns to God for its sole law of action, acts straight from the divine will and lives in the freedom of the divine nature, not in the Law, but in the Spirit. This is the development of the teaching which is prepared by the next question of Arjuna. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays On The Gita,
257:What is the most useful idea to spread and what is the best example to set?

The question can be considered in two ways, a very general one applicable to the whole earth, and another specific one which concerns our present social environment.

From the general point of view, it seems to me that the most useful idea to spread is twofold:

1) Man carries within himself perfect power, perfect wisdom and perfect knowledge, and if he wants to possess them, he must discover them in the depth of his being, by introspection and concentration.

2) These divine qualities are identical at the centre, at the heart of all beings; this implies the essential unity of all, and all the consequences of solidarity and fraternity that follow from it.

The best example to give would be the unalloyed serenity and immutably peaceful happiness which belong to one who knows how to live integrally this thought of the One God in all.

From the point of view of our present environment, here is the idea which, it seems to me, it is most useful to spread:

True progressive evolution, an evolution which can lead man to his rightful happiness, does not lie in any external means, material improvement or social change. Only a deep and inner process of individual self-perfection can make for real progress and completely transform the present state of things, and change suffering and misery into a serene and lasting contentment.

Consequently, the best example is one that shows the first stage of individual self-perfection which makes possible all the rest, the first victory to be won over the egoistic personality: disinterestedness.

At a time when all rush upon money as the means to sat- isfy their innumerable cravings, one who remains indifferent to wealth and acts, not for the sake of gain, but solely to follow a disinterested ideal, is probably setting the example which is most useful at present.
~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago, Volume-2, 22-06-1912, page no.66-67,
258:WHEN THE GREAT YOGIN Padmasambhava, called by Tibetans Guru Rinpoche, "the precious teacher," embarks on his spiritual journey, he travels from place to place requesting teachings from yogins and yoginls. Guided by visions and dreams, his journey takes him to desolate forests populated with ferocious wild animals, to poison lakes with fortified islands, and to cremation grounds. Wherever he goes he performs miracles, receives empowerments, and ripens his own abilities to benefit others.

   When he hears of the supreme queen of all dakinls, the greatly accomplished yogini called Secret Wisdom, he travels to the Sandal Grove cremation ground to the gates of her abode, the Palace of Skulls. He attempts to send a request to the queen with her maidservant Kumari. But the girl ignores him and continues to carry huge brass jugs of water suspended from a heavy yoke across her shoulders. When he presses his request, Kumari continues her labors, remaining silent. The great yogin becomes impatient and, through his yogic powers, magically nails the heavy jugs to the floor. No matter how hard Kumari struggles, she cannot lift them.

   Removing the yoke and ropes from her shoulders, she steps before Padmasambhava, exclaiming, "You have developed great yogic powers. What of my powers, great one?" And so saying, she draws a sparkling crystal knife from the girdle at her waist and slices open her heart center, revealing the vivid and vast interior space of her body. Inside she displays to Guru Rinpoche the mandala of deities from the inner tantras: forty-two peaceful deities manifested in her upper torso and head and fifty-eight wrathful deities resting in her lower torso. Abashed that he did not realize with whom he was dealing, Guru Rinpoche bows before her and humbly renews his request for teachings. In response, she offers him her respect as well, adding, "I am only a maidservant," and ushers him in to meet the queen Secret Wisdom. ~ Judith Simmer-Brown, Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism, Introduction: Encountering the Dakini,
259:The way of integral knowledge supposes that we are intended to arrive at an integral self-fulfilment and the only thing that is to be eliminated is our own unconsciousness, the Ignorance and the results of the Ignorance. Eliminate the falsity of the being which figures as the ego; then our true being can manifest in us. Eliminate the falsity of the life which figures as mere vital craving and the mechanical round of our corporeal existence; our true life in the power of the Godhead and the joy of the Infinite will appear. Eliminate the falsity of the senses with their subjection to material shows and to dual sensations; there is a greater sense in us that can open through these to the Divine in things and divinely reply to it. Eliminate the falsity of the heart with its turbid passions and desires and its dual emotions; a deeper heart in us can open with its divine love for all creatures and its infinite passion and yearning for the responses of the Infinite. Eliminate the falsity of the thought with its imperfect mental constructions, its arrogant assertions and denials, its limited and exclusive concentrations; a greater faculty of knowledge is behind that can open to the true Truth of God and the soul and Nature and the universe. An integral self-fulfilment, - an absolute, a culmination for the experiences of the heart, for its instinct of love, joy, devotion and worship; an absolute, a culmination for the senses, for their pursuit of divine beauty and good and delight in the forms of things; an absolute, a culmination for the life, for its pursuit of works, of divine power, mastery and perfection; an absolute, a culmination beyond its own limits for the thought, for its hunger after truth and light and divine wisdom and knowledge. Not something quite other than themselves from which they are all cast away is the end of these things in our nature, but something supreme in which they at once transcend themselves and find their own absolutes and infinitudes, their harmonies beyond measure.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Object of Knowledge,
260:And therefore, all of those for whom authentic transformation has deeply unseated their souls must, I believe, wrestle with the profound moral obligation to shout form the heart-perhaps quietly and gently, with tears of reluctance; perhaps with fierce fire and angry wisdom; perhaps with slow and careful analysis; perhaps by unshakable public example-but authentically always and absolutely carries a a demand and duty: you must speak out, to the best of your ability, and shake the spiritual tree, and shine your headlights into the eyes of the complacent. You must let that radical realization rumble through your veins and rattle those around you.
   Alas, if you fail to do so, you are betraying your own authenticity. You are hiding your true estate. You don't want to upset others because you don't want to upset your self. You are acting in bad faith, the taste of a bad infinity.
   Because, you see, the alarming fact is that any realization of depth carries a terrible burden: those who are allowed to see are simultaneously saddled with the obligation to communicate that vision in no uncertain terms: that is the bargain. You were allowed to see the truth under the agreement that you would communicate it to others (that is the ultimate meaning of the bodhisattva vow). And therefore, if you have seen, you simply must speak out. Speak out with compassion, or speak out with angry wisdom, or speak out with skillful means, but speak out you must.
   And this is truly a terrible burden, a horrible burden, because in any case there is no room for timidity. The fact that you might be wrong is simply no excuse: You might be right in your communication, and you might be wrong, but that doesn't matter. What does matter, as Kierkegaard so rudely reminded us, is that only by investing and speaking your vision with passion, can the truth, one way or another, finally penetrate the reluctance of the world. If you are right, or if you are wrong, it is only your passion that will force either to be discovered. It is your duty to promote that discovery-either way-and therefore it is your duty to speak your truth with whatever passion and courage you can find in your heart. You must shout, in whatever way you can. ~ Ken Wilber, One Taste,
261:If we analyse the classes of life, we readily find that there are three cardinal classes which are radically distinct in function. A short analysis will disclose to us that, though minerals have various activities, they are not "living." The plants have a very definite and well known function-the transformation of solar energy into organic chemical energy. They are a class of life which appropriates one kind of energy, converts it into another kind and stores it up; in that sense they are a kind of storage battery for the solar energy; and so I define THE PLANTS AS THE CHEMISTRY-BINDING class of life.
   The animals use the highly dynamic products of the chemistry-binding class-the plants-as food, and those products-the results of plant-transformation-undergo in animals a further transformation into yet higher forms; and the animals are correspondingly a more dynamic class of life; their energy is kinetic; they have a remarkable freedom and power which the plants do not possess-I mean the freedom and faculty to move about in space; and so I define ANIMALS AS THE SPACE-BINDING CLASS OF LIFE.
   And now what shall we say of human beings? What is to be our definition of Man? Like the animals, human beings do indeed possess the space-binding capacity but, over and above that, human beings possess a most remarkable capacity which is entirely peculiar to them-I mean the capacity to summarise, digest and appropriate the labors and experiences of the past; I mean the capacity to use the fruits of past labors and experiences as intellectual or spiritual capital for developments in the present; I mean the capacity to employ as instruments of increasing power the accumulated achievements of the all-precious lives of the past generations spent in trial and error, trial and success; I mean the capacity of human beings to conduct their lives in the ever increasing light of inherited wisdom; I mean the capacity in virtue of which man is at once the heritor of the by-gone ages and the trustee of posterity. And because humanity is just this magnificent natural agency by which the past lives in the present and the present for the future, I define HUMANITY, in the universal tongue of mathematics and mechanics, to be the TIME-BINDING CLASS OF LIFE. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity,
262:The general characteristics and attributions of these Grades are indicated by their correspondences on the Tree of Life, as may be studied in detail in the Book 777.
   Student. -- His business is to acquire a general intellectual knowledge of all systems of attainment, as declared in the prescribed books. (See curriculum in Appendix I.) {231}
   Probationer. -- His principal business is to begin such practices as he my prefer, and to write a careful record of the same for one year.
   Neophyte. -- Has to acquire perfect control of the Astral Plane.
   Zelator. -- His main work is to achieve complete success in Asana and Pranayama. He also begins to study the formula of the Rosy Cross.
   Practicus. -- Is expected to complete his intellectual training, and in particular to study the Qabalah.
   Philosophus. -- Is expected to complete his moral training. He is tested in Devotion to the Order.
   Dominus Liminis. -- Is expected to show mastery of Pratyahara and Dharana.
   Adeptus (without). -- is expected to perform the Great Work and to attain the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.
   Adeptus (within). -- Is admitted to the practice of the formula of the Rosy Cross on entering the College of the Holy Ghost.
   Adeptus (Major). -- Obtains a general mastery of practical Magick, though without comprehension.
   Adeptus (Exemptus). -- Completes in perfection all these matters. He then either ("a") becomes a Brother of the Left Hand Path or, ("b") is stripped of all his attainments and of himself as well, even of his Holy Guardian Angel, and becomes a babe of the Abyss, who, having transcended the Reason, does nothing but grow in the womb of its mother. It then finds itself a
   Magister Templi. -- (Master of the Temple): whose functions are fully described in Liber 418, as is this whole initiation from Adeptus Exemptus. See also "Aha!". His principal business is to tend his "garden" of disciples, and to obtain a perfect understanding of the Universe. He is a Master of Samadhi. {232}
   Magus. -- Attains to wisdom, declares his law (See Liber I, vel Magi) and is a Master of all Magick in its greatest and highest sense.
   Ipsissimus. -- Is beyond all this and beyond all comprehension of those of lower degrees. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
263:Imperial Maheshwari is seated in the wideness above the thinking mind and will and sublimates and greatens them into wisdom and largeness or floods with a splendour beyond them. For she is the mighty and wise One who opens us to supramental infinities and the cosmic vastness, to the grandeur of the supreme Light, to a treasure-house of miraculous knowledge, to the measureless movement of the Mother's eternal forces. Tranquil is she and wonderful, great and calm for ever. Nothing can move her because all wisdom is in her; nothing is hidden from her that she chooses to know; she comprehends all things and all beings and their nature and what moves them and the law of the world and its times and how all was and is and must be. A strength is in her that meets everything and masters and none can prevail in the end against her vast intangible wisdom and high tranquil power. Equal, patient, unalterable in her will she deals with men according to their nature and with things and happenings according to their Force and truth that is in them. Partiality she has none, but she follows the decrees of the Supreme and some she raises up and some she casts down or puts away into the darkness. To the wise she gives a greater and more luminous wisdom; those that have vision she admits to her counsels; on the hostile she imposes the consequence of their hostility; the ignorant and foolish she leads them according to their blindness. In each man she answers and handles the different elements of his nature according to their need and their urge and the return they call for, puts on them the required pressure or leaves them to their cherished liberty to prosper in the ways of the Ignorance or to perish. For she is above all, bound by nothing, attached to nothing in the universe. Yet she has more than any other the heart of the universal Mother. For her compassion is endless and inexhaustible; all are to her eyes her children and portions of the One, even the Asura and Rakshasa and Pisacha and those that are revolted and hostile. Even her rejections are only a postponement, even her punishments are a grace. But her compassion does not blind her wisdom or turn her action from the course decreed; for the Truth of things is her one concern, knowledge her centre of power and to build our soul and our nature into the divine Truth her mission and her labour.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother, [39],
264:reading :::
   50 Spiritual Classics: List of Books Covered:
   Muhammad Asad - The Road To Mecca (1954)
   St Augustine - Confessions (400)
   Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)
   Black Elk Black - Elk Speaks (1932)
   Richard Maurice Bucke - Cosmic Consciousness (1901)
   Fritjof Capra - The Tao of Physics (1976)
   Carlos Castaneda - Journey to Ixtlan (1972)
   GK Chesterton - St Francis of Assisi (1922)
   Pema Chodron - The Places That Scare You (2001)
   Chuang Tzu - The Book of Chuang Tzu (4th century BCE)
   Ram Dass - Be Here Now (1971)
   Epictetus - Enchiridion (1st century)
   Mohandas Gandhi - An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth (1927)
   Al-Ghazzali - The Alchemy of Happiness (1097)
   Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet (1923)
   GI Gurdjieff - Meetings With Remarkable Men (1960)
   Dag Hammarskjold - Markings (1963)
   Abraham Joshua Heschel - The Sabbath (1951)
   Hermann Hesse - Siddartha (1922)
   Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception (1954)
   William James - The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)
   Carl Gustav Jung - Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1955)
   Margery Kempe - The Book of Margery Kempe (1436)
   J Krishnamurti - Think On These Things (1964)
   CS Lewis - The Screwtape Letters (1942)
   Malcolm X - The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964)
   Daniel C Matt - The Essential Kabbalah (1994)
   Dan Millman - The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (1989)
   W Somerset Maugham - The Razor's Edge (1944)
   Thich Nhat Hanh - The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975)
   Michael Newton - Journey of Souls (1994)
   John O'Donohue - Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (1998)
   Robert M Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)
   James Redfield - The Celestine Prophecy (1994)
   Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements (1997)
   Helen Schucman & William Thetford - A Course in Miracles (1976)
   Idries Shah - The Way of the Sufi (1968)
   Starhawk - The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (1979)
   Shunryu Suzuki - Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1970)
   Emanuel Swedenborg - Heaven and Hell (1758)
   Teresa of Avila - Interior Castle (1570)
   Mother Teresa - A Simple Path (1994)
   Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now (1998)
   Chogyam Trungpa - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (1973)
   Neale Donald Walsch - Conversations With God (1998)
   Rick Warren - The Purpose-Driven Life (2002)
   Simone Weil - Waiting For God (1979)
   Ken Wilber - A Theory of Everything (2000)
   Paramahansa Yogananda - Autobiography of a Yogi (1974)
   Gary Zukav - The Seat of the Soul (1990)
   ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Spirital Classics (2017 Edition),
265:The Examiners
The integral yoga consists of an uninterrupted series of examinations that one has to undergo without any previous warning, thus obliging you to be constantly on the alert and attentive.

   Three groups of examiners set us these tests. They appear to have nothing to do with one another, and their methods are so different, sometimes even so apparently contradictory, that it seems as if they could not possibly be leading towards the same goal. Nevertheless, they complement one another, work towards the same end, and are all indispensable to the completeness of the result.

   The three types of examination are: those set by the forces of Nature, those set by spiritual and divine forces, and those set by hostile forces. These last are the most deceptive in their appearance and to avoid being caught unawares and unprepared requires a state of constant watchfulness, sincerity and humility.

   The most commonplace circumstances, the events of everyday life, the most apparently insignificant people and things all belong to one or other of these three kinds of examiners. In this vast and complex organisation of tests, those events that are generally considered the most important in life are the easiest examinations to undergo, because they find you ready and on your guard. It is easier to stumble over the little stones in your path, because they attract no attention.

   Endurance and plasticity, cheerfulness and fearlessness are the qualities specially needed for the examinations of physical nature.

   Aspiration, trust, idealism, enthusiasm and generous self-giving, for spiritual examinations.

   Vigilance, sincerity and humility for the examinations from hostile forces.

   And do not imagine that there are on the one hand people who undergo the examinations and on the other people who set them. Depending on the circumstances and the moment we are all both examiners and examinees, and it may even happen that one is at the same time both examiner and examinee. And the benefit one derives from this depends, both in quality and in quantity, on the intensity of one's aspiration and the awakening of one's consciousness.

   To conclude, a final piece of advice: never set yourself up as an examiner. For while it is good to remember constantly that one may be undergoing a very important examination, it is extremely dangerous to imagine that one is responsible for setting examinations for others. That is the open door to the most ridiculous and harmful kinds of vanity. It is the Supreme Wisdom which decides these things, and not the ignorant human will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
266:10000 :::
   The Only Way Out:

... Once you have no more desires, no more attachments, once you have given up all necessity of receiving a reward from human beings, whoever they are - knowing that the only reward that is worth getting is the one that comes from the Supreme and that never fails - once you give up attachment to all exterior beings and things, you at once feel in your heart this Presence, this Force, this Grace that is always with you. And there is no other remedy. It's the only remedy, for everybody without exception. To all those who suffer, for the same thing that has to be said: all suffering is the sign that the surrender is not total. Then, when you feel in you a 'bang' like that, instead of saying, 'Oh, this is bad' or 'This circumstance is difficult,' you say, 'My surrender is not perfect.' Then it's all right. And then you feel the Grace that helps you and leads you, and you go on. And one day you emerge into that peace that nothing can trouble.
You answer to all the contrary forces, the contrary movements, the attacks, the misunderstandings, the bad wills, with the same smile that comes from full confidence in the Divine Grace. And that is the only way out, there is no other.

But where to get such a strength?

   Within you. The Divine Presence is in you. It is in you. You look for it outside; look inside. It is in you. The Presence is there. You want the appreciation of others to get strength - you will never get it. The strength is in you. If you want, you can aspire for what seems to you the supreme goal, supreme light, supreme knowledge, supreme love. But it is in you - otherwise you would never be able to contact it. If you go deep enough inside you, you will find it there, like a flame that is always burning straight up. And don't believe that it is difficult to do. It is because the look is always turned outside that you don't feel the Presence. But if, instead of looking outside for support, you concentrate and you pray - inside, to the supreme knowledge - to know at each moment what is to be done, the way to do it, and if you give all you are, all you do in order to acquire perfection, you will feel that the support is always there, always guiding, showing the way. And if there is a difficulty, then instead of wanting to fight, you hand it over, hand it over to the supreme wisdom to deal with it - to deal with all the bad wills, all the misunderstandings, all the bad reactions. If you surrender completely, it is no more your concern: it's the concern of the Supreme who takes it up and knows better than anybody else what is to be done. That is the only way out, only way out. There, my child
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III, [T1],
267:If we look at this picture of the Self-Existence and its works as a unitary unlimited whole of vision, it stands together and imposes itself by its convincing totality: but to the analysis of the logical intellect it offers an abundance of difficulties, such as all attempts to erect a logical system out of a perception of an illimitable Existence must necessarily create; for any such endeavour must either effect consistency by an arbitrary sectioning of the complex truth of things or else by its comprehensiveness become logically untenable. For we see that the Indeterminable determines itself as infinite and finite, the Immutable admits a constant mutability and endless differences, the One becomes an innumerable multitude, the Impersonal creates or supports personality, is itself a Person; the Self has a nature and is yet other than its nature; Being turns into becoming and yet it is always itself and other than its becomings; the Universal individualises itself and the Individual universalises himself; Brahman is at once void of qualities and capable of infinite qualities, the Lord and Doer of works, yet a non-doer and a silent witness of the workings of Nature. If we look carefully at these workings of Nature, once we put aside the veil of familiarity and our unthinking acquiescence in the process of things as natural because so they always happen, we discover that all she does in whole or in parts is a miracle, an act of some incomprehensible magic. The being of the Self-existence and the world that has appeared in it are, each of them and both together, a suprarational mystery. There seems to us to be a reason in things because the processes of the physical finite are consistent to our view and their law determinable, but this reason in things, when closely examined, seems to stumble at every moment against the irrational or infrarational and the suprarational: the consistency, the determinability of process seems to lessen rather than increase as we pass from matter to life and from life to mentality; if the finite consents to some extent to look as if it were rational, the infinitesimal refuses to be bound by the same laws and the infinite is unseizable. As for the action of the universe and its significance, it escapes us altogether; if Self, God or Spirit there be, his dealings with the world and us are incomprehensible, offer no clue that we can follow. God and Nature and even ourselves move in a mysterious way which is only partially and at points intelligible, but as a whole escapes our comprehension. All the works of Maya look like the production of a suprarational magical Power which arranges things according to its wisdom or its phantasy, but a wisdom which is not ours and a phantasy which baffles our imagination. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, 2.02,
268:"O Death, thou lookst on an unfinished world
Assailed by thee and of its road unsure,
Peopled by imperfect minds and ignorant lives,
And sayest God is not and all is vain.
How shall the child already be the man?
Because he is infant, shall he never grow?
Because he is ignorant, shall he never learn?
In a small fragile seed a great tree lurks,
In a tiny gene a thinking being is shut;
A little element in a little sperm,
It grows and is a conqueror and a sage.
Then wilt thou spew out, Death, God's mystic truth,
Deny the occult spiritual miracle?
Still wilt thou say there is no spirit, no God?
A mute material Nature wakes and sees;
She has invented speech, unveiled a will.
Something there waits beyond towards which she strives,
Something surrounds her into which she grows:
To uncover the spirit, to change back into God,
To exceed herself is her transcendent task.
In God concealed the world began to be,
Tardily it travels towards manifest God:
Our imperfection towards perfection toils,
The body is the chrysalis of a soul:
The infinite holds the finite in its arms,
Time travels towards revealed eternity.
A miracle structure of the eternal Mage,
Matter its mystery hides from its own eyes,
A scripture written out in cryptic signs,
An occult document of the All-Wonderful's art.
All here bears witness to his secret might,
In all we feel his presence and his power.
A blaze of his sovereign glory is the sun,
A glory is the gold and glimmering moon,
A glory is his dream of purple sky.
A march of his greatness are the wheeling stars.
His laughter of beauty breaks out in green trees,
His moments of beauty triumph in a flower;
The blue sea's chant, the rivulet's wandering voice
Are murmurs falling from the Eternal's harp.
This world is God fulfilled in outwardness.
His ways challenge our reason and our sense;
By blind brute movements of an ignorant Force,
By means we slight as small, obscure or base,
A greatness founded upon little things,
He has built a world in the unknowing Void.
His forms he has massed from infinitesimal dust;
His marvels are built from insignificant things.
If mind is crippled, life untaught and crude,
If brutal masks are there and evil acts,
They are incidents of his vast and varied plot,
His great and dangerous drama's needed steps;
He makes with these and all his passion-play,
A play and yet no play but the deep scheme
Of a transcendent Wisdom finding ways
To meet her Lord in the shadow and the Night:
Above her is the vigil of the stars;
Watched by a solitary Infinitude
She embodies in dumb Matter the Divine,
In symbol minds and lives the Absolute.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
269:Worthy The Name Of Sir Knight
Sir Knight of the world's oldest order,
Sir Knight of the Army of God,
You have crossed the strange mystical border,
The ground floor of truth you have trod;
You have entered the sanctum sanctorum,
Which leads to the temple above,
Where you come as a stone, and a Christ-chosen one,
In the kingdom of Friendship and Love.
As you stand in this new realm of beauty,
Where each man you meet is your friend,
Think not that your promise of duty
In hall, or asylum, shall end;
Outside, in the great world of pleasure,
Beyond, in the clamor of trade,
In the battle of life and its coarse daily strife
Remember the vows you have made.
Your service, majestic and solemn,
Your symbols, suggestive and sweet,
Your uniformed phalanx in column
On gala days marching the street;
Your sword and your plume and your helmet,
Your 'secrets' hid from the world's sight;
These things are the small, lesser parts of the all
Which are needed to form the true Knight.
The martyrs who perished rejoicing
In Templary's glorious laws,
Who died 'midst the fagots while voicing
The glory and worth of their cause-
They honored the title of 'Templar'
No more than the Knight of to-day
Who mars not the name with one blemish of shame,
But carries it clean through life's fray.
To live for a cause, to endeavor
To make your deeds grace it, to try
And uphold its precepts forever,
Is harder by far than to die.
For the battle of life is unending,
The enemy, Self, never tires,
And the true Knight must slay that sly foe every day
Ere he reaches the heights he desires.
Sir Knight, have you pondered the meaning
Of all you have heard and been told?
Have you strengthened your heart for its weaning
From vices and faults loved of old?
Will you honor, in hours of temptation,
Your promises noble and grand?
Will your spirit be strong to do battle with wrong,
'And having done all, to stand?'
Will you ever be true to a brother
In actions as well as in creed?
Will you stand by his side as no other
Could stand in the hour of his need?
Will you boldly defend him from peril,
And lift him from poverty's curseWill the promise of aid which you willingly made,
Reach down from your lips to your purse?
The world's battle field is before you!
Let Wisdom walk close by your side,
Let Faith spread her snowy wings o'er you,
Let Truth be your comrade and guide;
Let Fortitude, Justice and Mercy
Direct all your conduct aright,
And let each word and act tell to men the proud fact,
You are worthy the name of 'Sir Knight'.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
270:The perfect supramental action will not follow any single principle or limited rule.It is not likely to satisfy the standard either of the individual egoist or of any organised group-mind. It will conform to the demand neither of the positive practical man of the world nor of the formal moralist nor of the patriot nor of the sentimental philanthropist nor of the idealising philosopher. It will proceed by a spontaneous outflowing from the summits in the totality of an illumined and uplifted being, will and knowledge and not by the selected, calculated and standardised action which is all that the intellectual reason or ethical will can achieve. Its sole aim will be the expression of the divine in us and the keeping together of the world and its progress towards the Manifestation that is to be. This even will not be so much an aim and purpose as a spontaneous law of the being and an intuitive determination of the action by the Light of the divine Truth and its automatic influence. It will proceed like the action of Nature from a total will and knowledge behind her, but a will and knowledge enlightened in a conscious supreme Nature and no longer obscure in this ignorant Prakriti. It will be an action not bound by the dualities but full and large in the spirit's impartial joy of existence. The happy and inspired movement of a divine Power and Wisdom guiding and impelling us will replace the perplexities and stumblings of the suffering and ignorant ego.
   If by some miracle of divine intervention all mankind at once could be raised to this level, we should have something on earth like the Golden Age of the traditions, Satya Yuga, the Age of Truth or true existence. For the sign of the Satya Yuga is that the Law is spontaneous and conscious in each creature and does its own works in a perfect harmony and freedom. Unity and universality, not separative division, would be the foundation of the consciousness of the race; love would be absolute; equality would be consistent with hierarchy and perfect in difference; absolute justice would be secured by the spontaneous action of the being in harmony with the truth of things and the truth of himself and others and therefore sure of true and right result; right reason, no longer mental but supramental, would be satisfied not by the observation of artificial standards but by the free automatic perception of right relations and their inevitable execution in the act. The quarrel between the individual and society or disastrous struggle between one community and another could not exist: the cosmic consciousness imbedded in embodied beings would assure a harmonious diversity in oneness.
   In the actual state of humanity, it is the individual who must climb to this height as a pioneer and precursor. His isolation will necessarily give a determination and a form to his outward activities that must be quite other than those of a consciously divine collective action. The inner state, the root of his acts, will be the same; but the acts themselves may well be very different from what they would be on an earth liberated from ignorance. Nevertheless his consciousness and the divine mechanism of his conduct, if such a word can be used of so free a thing, would be such as has been described, free from that subjection to vital impurity and desire and wrong impulse which we call sin, unbound by that rule of prescribed moral formulas which we call virtue, spontaneously sure and pure and perfect in a greater consciousness than the mind's, governed in all its steps by the light and truth of the Spirit. But if a collectivity or group could be formed of those who had reached the supramental perfection, there indeed some divine creation could take shape; a new earth could descend that would be a new heaven, a world of supramental light could be created here amidst the receding darkness of this terrestrial ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Standards of Conduct and Spiritual Freedom, 206,
   The Chonyid is the period of the appearance of the peaceful and wrathful deities-that is to say, the subtle realm, the Sambhogakaya. When the Clear Light of the causal realm is resisted and contracted against, then that Reality is transformed into the primordial seed forms of the peaceful deities (ishtadevas of the subtle sphere), and these in turn, if resisted and denied, are transformed into the wrathful deities.
   The peaceful deities appear first: through seven successive substages, there appear various forms of the tathagatas, dakinis, and vidyadharas, all accompanied by the most dazzlingly brilliant colors and aweinspiring suprahuman sounds. One after another, the divine visions, lights, and subtle luminous sounds cascade through awareness. They are presented, given, to the individual openly, freely, fully, and completely: visions of God in almost painful intensity and brilliance.
   How the individual handles these divine visions and sounds (nada) is of the utmost significance, because each divine scenario is accompanied by a much less intense vision, by a region of relative dullness and blunted illuminations. These concomitant dull and blunted visions represent the first glimmerings of the world of samsara, of the six realms of egoic grasping, of the dim world of duality and fragmentation and primitive forms of low-level unity.
   According to the Thotrol. most individuals simply recoil in the face of these divine illuminations- they contract into less intense and more manageable forms of experience. Fleeing divine illumination, they glide towards the fragmented-and thus less intense-realm of duality and multiplicity. But it's not just that they recoil against divinity-it is that they are attracted to the lower realms, drawn to them, and find satisfaction in them. The Thotrol says they are actually "attracted to the impure lights." As we have put it, these lower realms are substitute gratifications. The individual thinks that they are just what he wants, these lower realms of denseness. But just because these realms are indeed dimmer and less intense, they eventually prove to be worlds without bliss, without illumination, shot through with pain and suffering. How ironic: as a substitute for God, individuals create and latch onto Hell, known as samsara, maya, dismay. In Christian theology it is said that the flames of Hell are God's love (Agape) denied.
   Thus the message is repeated over and over again in the Chonyid stage: abide in the lights of the Five Wisdoms and subtle tathagatas, look not at the duller lights of samsara. of the six realms, of safe illusions and egoic dullness. As but one example:
   Thereupon, because of the power of bad karma, the glorious blue light of the Wisdom of the Dharmadhatu will produce in thee fear and terror, and thou wilt wish to flee from it. Thou wilt begat a fondness for the dull white light of the devas [one of the lower realms].
   At this stage, thou must not be awed by the divine blue light which will appear shining, dazzling, and glorious; and be not startled by it. That is the light of the Tathagata called the Light of the Wisdom of the Dharmadhatu.
   Be not fond of the dull white light of the devas. Be not attached to it; be not weak. If thou be attached to it, thou wilt wander into the abodes of the devas and be drawn into the whirl of the Six Lokas.
   The point is this: ''If thou are frightened by the pure radiances of Wisdom and attracted by the impure lights of the Six Lokas [lower realms], then thou wilt assume a body in any of the Six Lokas and suffer samsaric miseries; and thou wilt never be emancipated from the Ocean of Samsara, wherein thou wilt be whirled round and round and made to taste the sufferings thereof."
   But here is what is happening: in effect, we are seeing the primal and original form of the Atman project in its negative and contracting aspects. In this second stage (the Chonyid), there is already some sort of boundary in awareness, there is already some sort of subject-object duality superimposed upon the original Wholeness and Oneness of the Chikhai Dharmakaya. So now there is boundary-and wherever there is boundary, there is the Atman project. ~ Ken Wilber, The Atman Project, 129,
272:Although a devout student of the Bible, Paracelsus instinctively adopted the broad patterns of essential learning, as these had been clarified by Pythagoras of Samos and Plato of Athens. Being by nature a mystic as well as a scientist, he also revealed a deep regard for the Neoplatonic philosophy as expounded by Plotinus, Iamblichus, and Proclus. Neo­platonism is therefore an invaluable aid to the interpretation of the Paracelsian doctrine.
   Paracelsus held that true knowledge is attained in two ways, or rather that the pursuit of knowledge is advanced by a two-fold method, the elements of which are completely interdependent. In our present terminology, we can say that these two parts of method are intuition and experience. To Paracelsus, these could never be divided from each other.
   The purpose of intuition is to reveal certain basic ideas which must then be tested and proven by experience. Experience, in turn, not only justifies intuition, but contributes certain additional knowledge by which the impulse to further growth is strengthened and developed. Paracelsus regarded the separation of intuition and experience to be a disaster, leading inevitably to greater error and further disaster. Intuition without experience allows the mind to fall into an abyss of speculation without adequate censorship by practical means. Experience without intuition could never be fruitful because fruitfulness comes not merely from the doing of things, but from the overtones which stimulate creative thought. Further, experience is meaningless unless there is within man the power capable of evaluating happenings and occurrences. The absence of this evaluating factor allows the individual to pass through many kinds of experiences, either misinterpreting them or not inter­ preting them at all. So Paracelsus attempted to explain intuition and how man is able to apprehend that which is not obvious or apparent. Is it possible to prove beyond doubt that the human being is capable of an inward realization of truths or facts without the assistance of the so-called rational faculty?
   According to Paracelsus, intuition was possible because of the existence in nature of a mysterious substance or essence-a universal life force. He gave this many names, but for our purposes, the simplest term will be appropriate. He compared it to light, further reasoning that there are two kinds of light: a visible radiance, which he called brightness, and an invisible radiance, which he called darkness. There is no essential difference between light and darkness. There is a dark light, which appears luminous to the soul but cannot be sensed by the body. There is a visible radiance which seems bright to the senses, but may appear dark to the soul. We must recognize that Paracelsus considered light as pertaining to the nature of being, the total existence from which all separate existences arise. Light not only contains the energy needed to support visible creatures, and the whole broad expanse of creation, but the invisible part of light supports the secret powers and functions of man, particularly intuition. Intuition, therefore, relates to the capacity of the individual to become attuned to the hidden side of life. By light, then, Paracelsus implies much more than the radiance that comes from the sun, a lantern, or a candle. To him, light is the perfect symbol, emblem, or figure of total well-being. Light is the cause of health. Invisible light, no less real if unseen, is the cause of wisdom. As the light of the body gives strength and energy, sustaining growth and development, so the light of the soul bestows understanding, the light of the mind makes wisdom possible, and the light of the spirit confers truth. Therefore, truth, wisdom, understanding, and health are all manifesta­ tions or revelations ot one virtue or power. What health is to the body, morality is to the emotions, virtue to the soul, wisdom to the mind, and reality to the spirit. This total content of living values is contained in every ray of visible light. This ray is only a manifestation upon one level or plane of the total mystery of life. Therefore, when we look at a thing, we either see its objective, physical form, or we apprehend its inner light Everything that lives, lives in light; everything that has an existence, radiates light. All things derive their life from light, and this light, in its root, is life itself. This, indeed, is the light that lighteth every man who cometh into the world. ~ Manly P Hall, Paracelsus,
   Guru yoga is an essential practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. This is true in sutra, tantra, and Dzogchen. It develops the heart connection with the masteR By continually strengthening our devotion, we come to the place of pure devotion in ourselves, which is the unshakeable, powerful base of the practice. The essence of guru yoga is to merge the practitioner's mind with the mind of the master.
   What is the true master? It is the formless, fundamental nature of mind, the primordial awareness of the base of everything, but because we exist in dualism, it is helpful for us to visualize this in a form. Doing so makes skillful use of the dualisms of the conceptual mind, to further strengthen devotion and help us stay directed toward practice and the generation of positive qualities.
   In the Bon tradition, we often visualize either Tapihritsa* as the master, or the Buddha ShenlaOdker*, who represents the union of all the masters. If you are already a practitioner, you may have another deity to visualize, like Guru Rinpoche or a yidam or dakini. While it is important to work with a lineage with which you have a connection, you should understand that the master you visualize is the embodiment of all the masters with whom you are connected, all the teachers with whom you have studied, all the deities to whom you have commitments. The master in guru yoga is not just one individual, but the essence of enlightenment, the primordial awareness that is your true nature.
   The master is also the teacher from whom you receive the teachings. In the Tibetan tradition, we say the master is more important than the Buddha. Why? Because the master is the immediate messenger of the teachings, the one who brings the Buddha's wisdom to the student. Without the master we could not find our way to the Buddha. So we should feel as much devotion to the master as we would to the Buddha if the Buddha suddenly appeared in front of us.
   Guru yoga is not just about generating some feeling toward a visualized image. It is done to find the fundamental mind in yourself that is the same as the fundamental mind of all your teachers, and of all the Buddhas and realized beings that have ever lived. When you merge with the guru, you merge with your pristine true nature, which is the real guide and masteR But this should not be an abstract practice. When you do guru yoga, try to feel such intense devotion that the hair stands upon your neck, tears start down your face, and your heart opens and fills with great love. Let yourself merge in union with the guru's mind, which is your enlightened Buddha-nature. This is the way to practice guru yoga.
The Practice
   After the nine breaths, still seated in meditation posture, visualize the master above and in front of you. This should not be a flat, two dimensional picture-let a real being exist there, in three dimensions, made of light, pure, and with a strong presence that affects the feeling in your body,your energy, and your mind. Generate strong devotion and reflect on the great gift of the teachings and the tremendous good fortune you enjoy in having made a connection to them. Offer a sincere prayer, asking that your negativities and obscurations be removed, that your positive qualities develop, and that you accomplish dream yoga.
   Then imagine receiving blessings from the master in the form of three colored lights that stream from his or her three wisdom doors- of body, speech, and mind-into yours. The lights should be transmitted in the following sequence: White light streams from the master's brow chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your entire body and physical dimension. Then red light streams from the master's throat chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your energetic dimension. Finally, blue light streams from the master's heart chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your mind.
   When the lights enter your body, feel them. Let your body, energy, and mind relax, suffused inwisdom light. Use your imagination to make the blessing real in your full experience, in your body and energy as well as in the images in your mind.
   After receiving the blessing, imagine the master dissolving into light that enters your heart and resides there as your innermost essence. Imagine that you dissolve into that light, and remain inpure awareness, rigpa.
   There are more elaborate instructions for guru yoga that can involve prostrations, offerings, gestures, mantras, and more complicated visualizations, but the essence of the practice is mingling your mind with the mind of the master, which is pure, non-dual awareness. Guru yoga can be done any time during the day; the more often the better. Many masters say that of all the practices it is guru yoga that is the most important. It confers the blessings of the lineage and can open and soften the heart and quiet the unruly mind. To completely accomplish guru yoga is to accomplish the path.
   ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep, [T3],
   The magicians most important invocation is that of his Genius, Daemon, True Will, or Augoeides. This operation is traditionally known as attaining the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. It is sometimes known as the Magnum Opus or Great Work.
   The Augoeides may be defined as the most perfect vehicle of Kia on the plane of duality. As the avatar of Kia on earth, the Augoeides represents the true will, the raison detre of the magician, his purpose in existing. The discovery of ones true will or real nature may be difficult and fraught with danger, since a false identification leads to obsession and madness. The operation of obtaining the knowledge and conversation is usually a lengthy one. The magician is attempting a progressive metamorphosis, a complete overhaul of his entire existence. Yet he has to seek the blueprint for his reborn self as he goes along. Life is less the meaningless accident it seems. Kia has incarnated in these particular conditions of duality for some purpose. The inertia of previous existences propels Kia into new forms of manifestation. Each incarnation represents a task, or a puzzle to be solved, on the way to some greater form of completion.
   The key to this puzzle is in the phenomena of the plane of duality in which we find ourselves. We are, as it were, trapped in a labyrinth or maze. The only thing to do is move about and keep a close watch on the way the walls turn. In a completely chaotic universe such as this one, there are no accidents. Everything is signifcant. Move a single grain of sand on a distant shore and the entire future history of the world will eventually be changed. A person doing his true will is assisted by the momentum of the universe and seems possessed of amazing good luck. In beginning the great work of obtaining the knowledge and conversation, the magician vows to interpret every manifestation of existence as a direct message from the infinite Chaos to himself personally.
   To do this is to enter the magical world view in its totality. He takes complete responsibility for his present incarnation and must consider every experience, thing, or piece of information which assails him from any source, as a reflection of the way he is conducting his existence. The idea that things happen to one that may or may not be related to the way one acts is an illusion created by our shallow awareness.
   Keeping a close eye on the walls of the labyrinth, the conditions of his existence, the magician may then begin his invocation. The genius is not something added to oneself. Rather it is a stripping away of excess to reveal the god within.
   Directly on awakening, preferably at dawn, the initiate goes to the place of invocation. Figuring to himself as he goes that being born anew each day brings with it the chance of greater rebirth, first he banishes the temple of his mind by ritual or by some magical trance. Then he unveils some token or symbol or sigil which represents to him the Holy Guardian Angel. This symbol he will likely have to change during the great work as the inspiration begins to move him. Next he invokes an image of the Angel into his minds eye. It may be considered as a luminous duplicate of ones own form standing in front of or behind one, or simply as a ball of brilliant light above ones head. Then he formulates his aspirations in what manner he will, humbling himself in prayer or exalting himself in loud proclamation as his need be. The best form of this invocation is spoken spontaneously from the heart, and if halting at first, will prove itself in time. He is aiming to establish a set of ideas and images which correspond to the nature of his genius, and at the same time receive inspiration from that source. As the magician begins to manifest more of his true will, the Augoeides will reveal images, names, and spiritual principles by which it can be drawn into greater manifestation. Having communicated with the invoked form, the magician should draw it into himself and go forth to live in the way he hath willed.
   The ritual may be concluded with an aspiration to the wisdom of silence by a brief concentration on the sigil of the Augoeides, but never by banishing. Periodically more elaborate forms of ritual, using more powerful forms of gnosis, may be employed. At the end of the day, there should be an accounting and fresh resolution made. Though every day be a catalog of failure, there should be no sense of sin or guilt. Magic is the raising of the whole individual in perfect balance to the power of Infinity, and such feelings are symptomatic of imbalance. If any unnecessary or imbalanced scraps of ego become identified with the genius by mistake, then disaster awaits. The life force flows directly into these complexes and bloats them into grotesque monsters variously known as the demon Choronzon. Some magicians attempting to go too fast with this invocation have failed to banish this demon, and have gone spectacularly insane as a result.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
275:What are these operations? They are not mere psychological self-analysis and self-observation. Such analysis, such observation are, like the process of right thought, of immense value and practically indispensable. They may even, if rightly pursued, lead to a right thought of considerable power and effectivity. Like intellectual discrimination by the process of meditative thought they will have an effect of purification; they will lead to self-knowledge of a certain kind and to the setting right of the disorders of the soul and the heart and even of the disorders of the understanding. Self-knowledge of all kinds is on the straight path to the knowledge of the real Self. The Upanishad tells us that the Self-existent has so set the doors of the soul that they turn outwards and most men look outward into the appearances of things; only the rare soul that is ripe for a calm thought and steady wisdom turns its eye inward, sees the Self and attains to immortality. To this turning of the eye inward psychological self-observation and analysis is a great and effective introduction.We can look into the inward of ourselves more easily than we can look into the inward of things external to us because there, in things outside us, we are in the first place embarrassed by the form and secondly we have no natural previous experience of that in them which is other than their physical substance. A purified or tranquillised mind may reflect or a powerful concentration may discover God in the world, the Self in Nature even before it is realised in ourselves, but this is rare and difficult. (2) And it is only in ourselves that we can observe and know the process of the Self in its becoming and follow the process by which it draws back into self-being. Therefore the ancient counsel, know thyself, will always stand as the first word that directs us towards the knowledge. Still, psychological self-knowledge is only the experience of the modes of the Self, it is not the realisation of the Self in its pure being.
   The status of knowledge, then, which Yoga envisages is not merely an intellectual conception or clear discrimination of the truth, nor is it an enlightened psychological experience of the modes of our being. It is a "realisation", in the full sense of the word; it is the making real to ourselves and in ourselves of the Self, the transcendent and universal Divine, and it is the subsequent impossibility of viewing the modes of being except in the light of that Self and in their true aspect as its flux of becoming under the psychical and physical conditions of our world-existence. This realisation consists of three successive movements, internal vision, complete internal experience and identity.
   This internal vision, dr.s.t.i, the power so highly valued by the ancient sages, the power which made a man a Rishi or Kavi and no longer a mere thinker, is a sort of light in the soul by which things unseen become as evident and real to it-to the soul and not merely to the intellect-as do things seen to the physical eye. In the physical world there are always two forms of knowledge, the direct and the indirect, pratyaks.a, of that which is present to the eyes, and paroks.a, of that which is remote from and beyond our vision. When the object is beyond our vision, we are necessarily obliged to arrive at an idea of it by inference, imagination, analogy, by hearing the descriptions of others who have seen it or by studying pictorial or other representations of it if these are available. By putting together all these aids we can indeed arrive at a more or less adequate idea or suggestive image of the object, but we do not realise the thing itself; it is not yet to us the grasped reality, but only our conceptual representation of a reality. But once we have seen it with the eyes,-for no other sense is adequate,-we possess, we realise; it is there secure in our satisfied being, part of ourselves in knowledge. Precisely the same rule holds good of psychical things and of he Self. We may hear clear and luminous teachings about the Self from philosophers or teachers or from ancient writings; we may by thought, inference, imagination, analogy or by any other available means attempt to form a mental figure or conception of it; we may hold firmly that conception in our mind and fix it by an entire and exclusive concentration;3 but we have not yet realised it, we have not seen God. It is only when after long and persistent concentration or by other means the veil of the mind is rent or swept aside, only when a flood of light breaks over the awakened mentality, jyotirmaya brahman, and conception gives place to a knowledge-vision in which the Self is as present, real, concrete as a physical object to the physical eye, that we possess in knowledge; for we have seen. After that revelation, whatever fadings of the light, whatever periods of darkness may afflict the soul, it can never irretrievably lose what it has once held. The experience is inevitably renewed and must become more frequent till it is constant; when and how soon depends on the devotion and persistence with which we insist on the path and besiege by our will or our love the hidden Deity.
   (2) And it is only in ourselves that we can observe and know the 2 In one respect, however, it is easier, because in external things we are not so much hampered by the sense of the limited ego as in ourselves; one obstacle to the realisation of God is therefore removed.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Status of Knowledge,
276:The Nirmanakaya manifestation of Amitabha, I,
the Indian Scholar, the Lotus Born,
From the self-blossoming center of a lotus,
Came to this realm of existence through miraculous powers
To be the prince of the king of Oddiyana.
Then, I sustained the kingdom in accordance with Dharma.
Wandering throughout all directions of India,
I severed all spiritual doubts without exception.
Engaging in fearless activity in the eight burial grounds,
I achieved all supreme and common siddhis.
Then, according to the wishes of King Trisong Detsen
And by the power of previous prayers, I journeyed to Tibet.
By subduing the cruel gods, nagas, yakshas, rakshas,
and all spirits who harm beings,
The light of the teachings of secret mantra has been illuminated.
Then, when the time came to depart for the continent of Lanka,
I did so to provide refuge from the fear of rakshas
For all the inhabitants of this world, including Tibet.
I blessed Nirmanakaya emanations to be representatives of my body.
I made sacred treasures as representatives of my holy speech.
I poured enlightened wisdom into the hearts of those with fortunate karma.
Until samsara is emptied, for the benefit of sentient beings,
I will manifest unceasingly in whatever ways are necessary.
Through profound kindness, I have brought great benefit for all.
If you who are fortunate have the mind of aspiration,
May you pray so that blessings will be received.
All followers, believe in me with determination.
Samaya. ~ The Wrathful Compassion of Guru Dorje Drollo, Vajra Master Dudjom Yeshe Dorje, translated by Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche,
277:The messengers of the Incommunicable,
The architects of immortality.
Into the fallen human sphere they came,
Faces that wore the Immortal's glory still,
Voices that communed still with the thoughts of God,
Bodies made beautiful by the spirit's light,
Carrying the magic word, the mystic fire,
Carrying the Dionysian cup of joy,
Approaching eyes of a diviner man,
Lips chanting an unknown anthem of the soul,
Feet echoing in the corridors of Time.
High priests of wisdom, sweetness, might and bliss,
Discoverers of beauty's sunlit ways
And swimmers of Love's laughing fiery floods
And dancers within rapture's golden doors,
Their tread one day shall change the suffering earth
And justify the light on Nature's face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 3:4,
278:And all the time the experience lasted, one hourone hour of that time is longI was in a state of extraordinary joyfulness, almost in an intoxicated state. The difference between the two states of consciousness is so great that when you are in one, the other seems unreal, like a dream. When I came back what struck me first of all was the futility of life here; our little conceptions down here seem so laughable, so comical. We say that some people are mad, but their madness is perhaps a great wisdom, from the supramental point of view, and their behaviour is perhaps nearer to the truth of thingsI am not speaking of the obscure mad men whose brains have been damaged, but of many other incomprehensible mad men, the luminous mad: they have wanted to cross the border too quickly and the rest has not followed. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 1, 1958-02
279:There are periods in the history of the world when the unseen Power that guides its destinies seems to be filled with a consuming passion for change and a strong impatience of the old. The Great Mother, the Adya Shakti, has resolved to take the nations into Her hand and shape them anew. These are periods of rapid destruction and energetic creation, filled with the sound of cannon and the trampling of armies, the crash of great downfalls, and the turmoil of swift and violent revolutions; the world is thrown into the smelting pot and comes out in a new shape and with new features. They are periods when the wisdom of the wise is confounded and the prudence of the prudent turned into a laughing-stock.... ~ Sri Aurobindo, in a statement of 16 April 1907, as published in India's Rebirth : A Selection from Sri Aurobindo's Writings, Talks and Speeches 3rd Edition (2000)
280:Wisdom comes through suffering.
Trouble, with its memories of pain,
Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep,
So men against their will
Learn to practice moderation.
Favours come to us from gods.
~ Aeschylus, Agamemnon,
281:A calm mind is the jewel of wisdom. ~ Doegen
282:Shake off thy bondage, O children,
and walk in the Light of the glorious day.
Never turn thy thoughts to the darkness
and surely ye shall be One with The Light.

Man is only what he believeth,
a brother of darkness or a Child of The Light.
Come though into the Light my Children.
Walk in the pathway that leads to the Sun.

Hark ye now, and list to the Wisdom.
Use thou the word I have given unto thee.
Use it and surely though shalt find
power and wisdom and Light to walk in the way.
Seek thee and find the key I have given
and Ever shalt Thou be a Child of The Light. ~ Emerald Tablet,

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1:wisdom begins in wonder ~ Socrates
2:Applicants for wisdom ~ Heraclitus
3:Wisdom begins in wonder. ~ Socrates
4:Wisdom overcomes fortune. ~ Juvenal
5:Wisdom belongs in wonder. ~ Socrates
6:Cleverness is not wisdom. ~ Euripides
7:By suffering comes wisdom. ~ Aeschylus
8:Enough words, little wisdom. ~ Sallust
9:There's wisdom in wine. ~ Jack Kerouac
10:Wisdom triumphs over chance. ~ Juvenal
11:Ego is recessive in wisdom. ~ Toba Beta
12:Even the wise need wisdom. ~ Sara Evans
13:Science is not wisdom. ~ Fulton J Sheen
14:Wisdom comes with winters ~ Oscar Wilde
15:Wisdom cometh by suffering. ~ Aeschylus
16:Wisdom devours the weak. ~ Laird Barron
17:wisdom needs no violence. ~ Leo Tolstoy
18:Fools, their wisdom weak, ~ Juan Mascaro
19:Intellect is not wisdom. ~ Thomas Sowell
20:is the man who finds wisdom, ~ Anonymous
21:Love is wiser than wisdom. ~ Umberto Eco
22:Wisdom is seeking wisdom. ~ Dogen Zenji,
23:Wisdom outweighs any wealth. ~ Sophocles
24:Culture is coded wisdom ~ Wangari Maathai
25:"Wisdom is seeking wisdom." ~ Dogen Zenji
26:You must base the Wisdom on Love. ~ Plato
27:Diversity is wisdom. ~ Sheila Renee Parker
28:I've got some words of wisdom. ~ Nick Cave
29:PM 전효원 ~ Anonymous
30:Wisdom is prudent strength. ~ Atul Gawande
31:Wisdom tells us we are not worthy; ~ Rumi
32:A fence to wisdom is silence. ~ Rabbi Akiva
33:Don't mistake knowledge for wisdom. ~ Lil B
34:The middle path is the way to wisdom ~ Rumi
35:There is wisdom to loving. ~ Frederick Lenz
36:The wisdom of our ancestors. ~ Edmund Burke
37:whats intelegnece without wisdom ~ Ed Young
38:Wisdom at times is found in folly. ~ Horace
39:Wisdom comes through suffering. ~ Aeschylus
40:Wisdom is a sacred communion. ~ Victor Hugo
41:wisdom is the ability to cope ~ Stephen Fry
42:Be aware of too much wisdom! ~ Hermann Hesse
43:Doubt is the beginning of wisdom ~ Aristotle
44:Empathy is the door to wisdom. ~ Suzy Kassem
45:There's lower wisdom in comment. ~ Toba Beta
46:Doubt is the origin of wisdom ~ Ren Descartes
47:Incredulity is not wisdom. ~ Charles Spurgeon
48:Scars are wisdom in disguise. ~ Napoleon Hill
49:There is no dishonor in wisdom. ~ James Welch
50:Turn your wounds into wisdom. ~ Oprah Winfrey
51:Wisdom is earned, not given ~ Dante Alighieri
52:Wisdom is knowing you know nothing ~ Socrates
53:Wisdom is the conqueror of fortune. ~ Juvenal
54:Wisdom is wasted on fools. ~ Elisabeth Storrs
55:Wisdom precludes boldness. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
56:Wisdom requires a flexible mind. ~ Dan Carlin
57:Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Socrates
58:All I wanted was humor and wisdom. ~ Ana s Nin
59:A man of wisdom delights in water. ~ Confucius
60:Beware the drunkard’s wisdom. ~ Steven Erikson
61:Doubt is the origin of wisdom ~ Rene Descartes
62:Only wise men look for new wisdom. ~ Toba Beta
63:Scoffing cometh not of wisdom. ~ Philip Sidney
64:The stream from Wisdom's well, ~ Bayard Taylor
65:Wisdom is knowing you know nothing ~ Socrates,
66:Wisdom is the winner over good luck. ~ Juvenal
67:Wisdom sails with wind and time. ~ John Florio
68:All wisdom ends in paradox. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides
69:Fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~ Solomon
70:Increase in me that wisdom ~ Benjamin Franklin
71:Knowledge talks, wisdom listens. ~ Jimi Hendrix
72:Looking is the nature of wisdom. ~ Rick Riordan
73:Memory is the mother of all wisdom. ~ Aeschylus
74:now unmuzzle your wisdom. ~ William Shakespeare
75:O loving wisdom of our God ~ John Henry Newman
76:The result proves the wisdom of the act. ~ Ovid
77:Those who have wisdom have all: ~ Thiruvalluvar
78:To have wisdom is worth more than pearls. ~ Job
79:Wisdom is the health of the soul. ~ Victor Hugo
80:And wisdom is a butterfly ~ William Butler Yeats
81:A philosopher's a lover of wisdom. ~ Cornel West
82:conventional wisdom dies hard. ~ Steven D Levitt
83:Fear is the start of wisdom. ~ Miguel de Unamuno
84:I could not accept from wisdom ~ Hilda Doolittle
85:I'm trying to grow older with wisdom. ~ Alek Wek
86:In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare! ~ Homer
87:Nature and wisdom always say the same. ~ Juvenal
88:Patience is the road to wisdom. ~ Kao Kalia Yang
89:Silence is true wisdom's best reply. ~ Euripides
90:Wisdom is a return to childhood. ~ Blaise Pascal
91:Wisdom is Crystallized Pain.
   ~ Rudolf Steiner,
92:Wisdom is knowing how little we know. ~ Socrates
93:Wisdom is knowing when you don't know ~ Socrates
94:All wisdom is not new wisdom. ~ Winston Churchill
95:Celestial wisdom calms the mind. ~ Samuel Johnson
97:Mingle a dash of folly with your wisdom. ~ Horace
98:Nature and wisdom never are at strife. ~ Plutarch
99:Silence is the maturation of wisdom. ~ Maimonides
100:Suffering is wisdom’s schoolteacher ~ Lauren Kate
101:The more neurosis the more wisdom. ~ Pema Chodron
102:There is no wisdom save in truth. ~ Martin Luther
103:Wisdom comes alone through suffering. ~ Aeschylus
104:Wisdom is knowing what you don't know. ~ Socrates
105:Wit and wisdom are born with a man. ~ John Selden
106:Wonder is the beginning of all wisdom. ~ Socrates
107:Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom. ~ Plato
108:Cynicism is a sorry kind of wisdom. ~ Barack Obama
109:Embrace the wisdom of uncertainty. ~ Deepak Chopra
110:He is the principle of supreme Wisdom. ~ The Zohar
111:I'm looking for a market for wisdom. ~ Leo Szilard
112:I reject most conventional wisdom. ~ Rush Limbaugh
113:Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom. ~ Bodhidharma
114:Silence is the maturation of wisdom. ~ Maimonides,
115:The awe of God is wisdom. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
116:The heart of wisdom is tolerance. ~ Steven Erikson
117:True, as unwisdom is the worst of ills ~ Sophocles
118:Wisdom is an ethics of knowledge ~ J rgen Moltmann
119:Wisdom is not the domain of the Wiz. ~ Frank Zappa
120:Wisdom is not the purchase of a day ~ Thomas Paine
121:Wisdom leads us back to childhood. ~ Blaise Pascal
122:A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~ Cynthia Hand
123:Beauty and wisdom are rarely conjoined. ~ Petronius
124:Caution is always wisdom’s tool. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
125:Contemplation is wisdom's best nurse. ~ John Milton
126:Different times require different wisdom. ~ Ken Liu
127:Discipline is wisdom and vice versa. ~ M Scott Peck
128:Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest. ~ Pindar
129:Humor is the mask of wisdom. ~ Friedrich Durrenmatt
130:Knowing thyself is the height of wisdom. ~ Socrates
131:Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens ~ Jimi Hendrix
132:Liberty, without wisdom, is license. ~ Edmund Burke
133:Questions are the gateway to wisdom. ~ Jayce O Neal
134:Reality + Dreams + Humor = Wisdom   So ~ Lin Yutang
135:...scoffing cometh not of wisdom... ~ Philip Sidney
136:Suffering is wisdom's school teacher. ~ Lauren Kate
137:The secret to wisdom is curiosity. ~ Yoshiko Uchida
138:Truth is superior to man s wisdom. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
139:Wisdom can’t prevent the storm. ~ Rich Wilkerson Jr
140:Wisdom comes by disillusionment. ~ George Santayana
141:Wisdom is better than silver and gold ~ Lauryn Hill
142:Wisdom is the fruits of reflection... ~ Gino Norris
143:Wisdom remembers. Happiness forgets. ~ Mason Cooley
144:All wisdom does not reside in Delhi. ~ P Chidambaram
145:Always seek wisdom and live a virtuous life. ~ Plato
146:Always seek wisdom and live a vrituous life. ~ Plato
147:Caution is the eldest child of wisdom. ~ Victor Hugo
148:Cultural memory is the mother of wisdom. ~ Anonymous
149:Fear itself is the vanguard of wisdom ~ Pema Chodron
150:Holding on to anything blocks wisdom. ~ Pema Chodron
151:I pay respect to wisdom not to strength. ~ C S Lewis
152:It is not virtue, wisdom, valour, wit, ~ John Milton
153:Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. ~ E E Cummings
154:Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. ~ e e cummings
155:Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. ~ Jimi Hendrix
156:Much wisdom often goes with fewer words. ~ Sophocles
157:The end of all wisdom is Love. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
158:There is no wisdom without love. ~ Nilakanta Sri Ram
159:Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy. ~ John Milton
160:Wisdom is learning what to overlook. ~ William James
161:wisdom must lie in a keen self-loathing. ~ Morrissey
162:A little extra wisdom never goes amiss. ~ J K Rowling
163:A man can learn wisdom even from a foe ~ Aristophanes
164:Force without wisdom falls of its own weight ~ Horace
165:It is wisdom to believe the heart. ~ George Santayana
166:It's very hard to know what wisdom is ~ James Hillman
167:Not Engaging in Ignorance is Wisdom.
   ~ Bodhidharma,
168:Old politicians chew on wisdom past, ~ Alexander Pope
169:O loving wisdom of our God ~ Saint John Henry Newman
170:The soul is love, joy. Joy. Peace. Wisdom. ~ Ram Dass
171:The wisdom of age: don't stop walking. ~ Mason Cooley
172:The wisdom of men is worth little or nothing. ~ Plato
173:To be fond of learning is near to wisdom. ~ Confucius
174:Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be. ~ Lactantius
175:Wisdom comes from disillusionment. ~ George Santayana
176:Wisdom is dead. Long live information. ~ Mason Cooley
177:Wisdom speaks with a silent tongue. ~ Matthew Skelton
178:A good smile is the sunshine of wisdom. ~ Hosea Ballou
179:All the wisdom doesn’t reside in one party. ~ Bob Dole
180:A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~ Charles Dickens
181:A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. ~ Aristophanes
182:A short saying often contains much wisdom. ~ Sophocles
183:Behold, I am weary of my wisdom, ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
184:Don't be fooled by your own wisdom ~ Witold Gombrowicz
185:Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom. ~ M Scott Peck
186:experience does not always mean wisdom. ~ L Frank Baum
187:In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom. ~ Euripides
188:It is not white hair that engenders wisdom. ~ Menander
189:Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. ~ Alfred Tennyson
190:Literature, it seems to me, is wisdom. ~ Toni Morrison
191:Love is the first lie; wisdom the last. ~ Djuna Barnes
192:Love shouldn't be binding, but freeing. ~ Linda Wisdom
193:Nature never says one thing, Wisdom another. ~ Juvenal
194:Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~ Saint Augustine
195:Sleep, where in the waste is the wisdom? ~ James Joyce
196:Suffering follows the lack of wisdom. ~ Frederick Lenz
197:Surprise is the beginning of wisdom. ~ David Gelernter
198:The past was a trove of hard-won wisdom. ~ Dean Koontz
199:The primary wisdom is intuition. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
200:There is no wisdom like frankness. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
201:To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Socrates
202:True wisdom is knowing what you don't know ~ Confucius
203:Will the future bring your wisdom to me? ~ Nostradamus
204:Wisdom ain't a virtue I ever aspired to. ~ Moira Young
205:Wisdom comes to no one by chance. ~ Seneca the Younger
206:Wisdom is a blaze, kindled by a leaping spark. ~ Plato
207:Wisdom is finding joy in bewilderment ~ Peter S Beagle
208:Wisdom married to immortal verse. ~ William Wordsworth
209:Wisdom mitigates the risk of being honest. ~ Toba Beta
210:Your wisdom should be without pride. ~ Saint Augustine
211:ADAGE, n. Boned wisdom for weak teeth. ~ Ambrose Bierce
212:All our wisdom is stored in the trees. ~ Santosh Kalwar
213:All true wisdom is found on T-shirts. ~ Abraham Lincoln
214:anger joined with thine age, is not wisdom. ~ Euripides
215:but such is the wisdom of simplicity! ~ Charles Dickens
217:Curiosity is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Fran oise Sagan
218:intelligence and wisdom aren’t the same. ~ John Brunner
219:Knowledge studies others, wisdom is self known. ~ Laozi
220:Make wisdom human to the adolescent mind. ~ Will Durant
221:Science is wisdom reduced to practice. ~ Phineas Quimby
222:Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger ~ Timothy Ferriss
223:Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom. ~ Laurence Sterne
224:The doors of wisdom are never shut. ~ Benjamin Franklin
225:To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. ~ Joyce Cary
226:We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. ~ Umberto Eco
227:What I lack in energy, I have in wisdom. ~ Marcia Cross
228:When Reason died, then Wisdom was born. ~ Sri Aurobindo
229:When Reason died,then Wisdom was born. ~ Sri Aurobindo
230:Wisdom alone is the science of others sciences. ~ Plato
231:Wisdom and spirit of the Universe! ~ William Wordsworth
232:Wisdom comes not from reason but from love. ~ Andr Gide
233:Wisdom comes with age and experience. ~ Matthew Skelton
234:Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain. ~ Robert E Lee
235:Wisdom lies not in possessing knowledge ~ Paul Johnson
236:Wisdom lies only in truth. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
237:Wonder is the beginning of wisdom... ~ Mortimer J Adler
238:A lesson in folly is worth two in wisdom. ~ Tom Stoppard
239:Aphorism, n. Predigested wisdom. ~ Ambrose Bierce
240:A poet begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ~ Anonymous
241:As an elder I mistrust the wisdom of age. ~ Mason Cooley
242:Earth sounds my wisdom, and high heaven my fame. ~ Homer
243:His divine wisdom can kiss my common arse ~ Rachel Caine
244:It comes down to a doubt about the wisdom ~ Robert Frost
245:Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. ~ Plautus
246:Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. ~ Sophocles
247:scarred by wisdom she'd never asked for. ~ Dennis Lehane
248:The narrow mind rejects; wisdom accepts. ~ Thubten Yeshe
249:The young have everything but wisdom. ~ Adriana Trigiani
250:This Wisdom is the principle of all things.— ~ The Zohar
251:To understand yourself is the key to wisdom. ~ Confucius
252:Wisdom comes not from reason but from love. ~ Andre Gide
253:Wisdom is infused into every form. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
254:Wisdom is knowing what you can accept. ~ Wallace Stegner
255:Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise. ~ Muhammad Ali
256:Wisdom is not gained through vengeance. ~ Susan Bernhard
257:Wisdom is the daughter of experience ~ Leonardo da Vinci
258:Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. ~ Charles Spurgeon
259:A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. ~ Francis Bacon
260:Body cannot teach wisdom; God only. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
261:Deserts need trees; men need wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
262:Finding patterns is the essence of wisdom ~ Dennis Prager
263:Fortune, not wisdom, rules lives. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
264:Half of wisdom is learning what to unlearn. ~ Larry Niven
265:It is wisdom that is seeking for wisdom. ~ Shunryu Suzuki
266:Knowledge is speaking, Wisdom is listening ~ Jimi Hendrix
267:Knowledge is speaking, wisdom is listening ~ Jimi Hendrix
268:Love and wisdom are guides towards awakening. ~ Belsebuub
269:Silence is Wisdom where Speaking is Folly. ~ William Penn
270:The conventional wisdom is often wrong. ~ Steven D Levitt
271:The loneliness is the mother of wisdom. ~ Laurence Sterne
272:Wisdom accepts that all things have two sides ~ Carl Jung
273:Wisdom and eloquence are not always united. ~ Victor Hugo
274:Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability ~ Plautus
275:Wisdom is seldom gained without suffering. ~ Arthur Helps
276:Wisdom is the repose of the mind. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater
277:With the rain, falls the wisdom of heaven. ~ Paulo Coelho
278:Age is a hell of a price to pay for wisdom ~ George Carlin
279:An abundance of commonsense is called wisdom. ~ Shiv Khera
280:And may our sanctuary always give us peace. ~ Linda Wisdom
281:Arrogance is a great obstruction to wisdom. ~ Wilfred Bion
282:Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; young ~ William Butler Yeats
283:Compassion arises spontaneously from wisdom. ~ Eric Weiner
284:Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes. ~ Rick Riordan
285:Fools laugh at others. Wisdom laughs at itself. ~ Rajneesh
286:for experience does not always mean wisdom. ~ L Frank Baum
287:Free thinker walks on shortcuts among wisdoms. ~ Toba Beta
288:Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one, ~ William Cowper
289:Knowledge can communicated but not wisdom. ~ Hermann Hesse
290:Life is short, and wisdom long to learn. ~ Cassandra Clare
291:My love for you
was greater than my wisdom. ~ Euripides
292:Observation, not old age, brings wisdom. ~ Publilius Syrus
293:Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth. ~ Keith Miller
294:Prudence is the footprint of Wisdom. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott
295:Share wisdom with those who will receive it. ~ Tyler Perry
296:Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise ~ Euripides
297:The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Solomon
298:The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances. ~ Atisa
299:The only wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. ~ Socrates
300:The wisdom to quit is all we have left. ~ Charles Bukowski
301:To a fool time brings only age not wisdom. ~ Louis L Amour
302:We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance. ~ Dora Russell
303:Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge. ~ T S Eliot
304:Wisdom comes through suffering or old age. ~ Lesley Pearse
305:Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. ~ Phil Jackson
306:Wisdom is found in the least expected places. ~ Wendy Mass
307:Wisdom lies in understanding our limitations. ~ Carl Sagan
308:Wisdom might be conversion into a tree. ~ Manoel de Barros
309:Wisdom starts with epistemological modesty. ~ David Brooks
310:Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. ~ Baltasar Gracian
311:Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. ~ Baltasar Graci n
312:Without wisdom, brilliance is not enough. ~ Barry Schwartz
313:Working cuts down on both folly and wisdom. ~ Mason Cooley
314:Age is a hell of a price to pay for wisdom. ~ George Carlin
315:All the words of wisdom sound the same. ~ Christopher Cross
316:and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom ~ E E Cummings
317:A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ~ Robert Frost
318:A strong perspective is the root of wisdom. ~ Ming Dao Deng
319:conventional wisdom” sometimes isn’t very wise… ~ Anonymous
320:Foolishness is a twin sister of wisdom. ~ Witold Gombrowicz
321:For only by unlearning Wisdom comes. ~ James Russell Lowell
322:Happiness is the highest form of wisdom. ~ Jacqueline Carey
323:humility is the true measure of wisdom. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
324:Intelligence complicates. Wisdom simplifies. ~ Mason Cooley
325:. . . Intelligence is not the same thing as wisdom. ~ Laozi
326:It's hard to keep track of all your wisdom. ~ Leigh Bardugo
327:Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
328:Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
329:Self-reflection is the school of wisdom. ~ Baltasar Gracian
330:Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. ~ Francis Bacon
331:The heart of wisdom is tolerance. I think. ~ Steven Erikson
332:There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain. ~ Aeschylus
333:There is no happiness where there is no wisdom. ~ Sophocles
334:There's a real wisdom to not saying a thing. ~ Willem Dafoe
335:The world wisely prefers happiness to wisdom. ~ Will Durant
336:The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. ~ William Blake
337:Time is not wisdom; wisdom is not intellect. ~ Claire North
338:true wisdom is the skill and practice of death. ~ C S Lewis
339:We judge of man's wisdom by his hope. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
340:Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination. ~ Petronius
341:Wisdom comes through suffering or old age. ~ Lesley Pearse
342:Wisdom is easy to carry but difficult to load. ~ Ted Kooser
343:Wisdom is found only in truth. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
344:Wisdom is only found in truth. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
345:Wisdom is the most important part of happiness. ~ Sophocles
346:Wisdom knows when to return death's embrace. ~ Mason Cooley
347:Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
348:Wisdom thus is always work in progress. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
349:You are joy, wisdom, peace, compassion, and love ~ Ram Dass
350:A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
   ~ Francis Bacon,
351:Baltasar Gracian’s The Art of Worldly Wisdom, ~ David Brooks
352:Fools always mistake wealth for wisdom. ~ Michael R Fletcher
353:Justice without wisdom is impossible. ~ James Anthony Froude
354:Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ~ Aristotle
355:Knowledge is only as safe as our wisdom. ~ Michael C Grumley
356:Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty. ~ Will Durant
357:Knowledge without wisdom is double folly. ~ Baltasar Gracian
358:Live in the wisdom of accepted tenderness. ~ Brennan Manning
359:Not to know is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
360:Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is immortal. ~ Socrates
361:... scarred by wisdom she'd never asked for. ~ Dennis Lehane
362:The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms. ~ Socrates
363:There is no wisdom but in death ~ Corinne Roosevelt Robinson
364:The wisdom of age defeats the strength of youth. ~ Ginn Hale
365:The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. ~ Hippolyte Taine
366:The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, ~ William Penn
367:Wearing his wisdom lightly. ~ Alfred Tennyson, A Dedication.
368:Wisdom and fortune combating together, ~ William Shakespeare
369:Wisdom comes with age, but keep it to yourself. ~ Mary Roach
370:Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
   ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
371:With wisdom we shall learn liberality. ~ Henry David Thoreau
372:Wonder is the precondition for all wisdom. ~ Christian Wiman
373:A lie can run deeper than strength or wisdom. ~ Mark Lawrence
374:All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience. ~ Philip Sidney
375:Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. ~ Euripides
376:Awareness of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Socrates
377:Circumspection and caution are part of wisdom. ~ Edmund Burke
378:Conventional wisdom would have one believe. ~ Mumia Abu Jamal
379:Fortune, thou hadst no deity, if men Had wisdom. ~ Ben Jonson
380:He spoke with more eloquence than wisdom. ~ Winston Churchill
381:He that increaseth wisdom, increaseth sorrow. ~ Robert Burton
382:I believe yours is the only wisdom, Demelza. ~ Winston Graham
383:Knowledge gropes but meets not Wisdom's face. ~ Sri Aurobindo
384:Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. ~ Juvenal
385:No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice. ~ C S Lewis
386:No shortcut to wisdom.
No tollways to be wise. ~ Toba Beta
387:Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is immortal. ~ Isocrates
388:Sincerity is the most compendious wisdom. ~ Lord Chesterfield
389:There is no happiness where there is no wisdom... ~ Sophocles
390:There is no liberty save wisdom and self-control. ~ H G Wells
391:The study of History is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Jean Bodin
392:When anger enters the mind, wisdom departs. ~ Thomas a Kempis
393:Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you. ~ Wayne Dyer
394:Wisdom is tolerance of cognitive dissonance. ~ Robert Thurman
395:Wisdom oft comes from the mouth of babes. ~ George R R Martin
396:Wisdom ruleth in counsel -- so do riches. ~ Lancelot Andrewes
397:Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men. ~ Anonymous
398:Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
   ~ Baltasar Gracian,
399:Cowardice is incompatible with divine wisdom. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
400:For wisdom is the property of the dead, ~ William Butler Yeats
401:He's a fool who cannot conceal his wisdom. ~ Benjamin Franklin
402:In the mountains of wisdom no climbing is in vain. ~ Nhat Hanh
403:Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. ~ Hermann Hesse
404:Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom. ~ Roger Bacon
405:Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
   ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
406:Knowledge without transformation is not wisdom. ~ Paulo Coelho
407:Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. ~ Leonard Nimoy
408:My mother says looking is the nature of wisdom. ~ Rick Riordan
409:Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is immortal. ~ Socrates?,
410:Only wisdom and virtue can truly win men's devotion. ~ Liu Bei
411:Practising wisdom, men have respect one for another. ~ Lao Tee
412:Silence does not always mark wisdom. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
413:Sow love, reap peace. Sow meditation, reap wisdom. ~ Sivananda
414:The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms. ~ Socrates
415:The beginning of wisdom is to desire it. ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol
416:The definition of terms is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Socrates
417:The possession of wisdom leadeth to true happiness. ~ Porphyry
418:The Sahibs have not all this world’s wisdom. ~ Rudyard Kipling
419:To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Bertrand Russell
420:True wisdom always leads us to please God. ~ Anthony DeStefano
421:Windows mean light, wisdom means Windows! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
422:Wisdom chooses the unknown to be its reason. ~ Akiane Kramarik
423:Wisdom consists in speaking and acting the truth. ~ Heraclitus
424:Wisdom entereth not into a malicious mind. ~ Francois Rabelais
425:Wisdom is an ornament of grace to the soul. ~ Elizabeth George
426:Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know. ~ Chuck Smith
427:Wisdom is only found in truth.
   ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
428:Wisdom makes light the darkness of ignorance. ~ Gautama Buddha
429:You see, wisdom does not come with grey hairs. ~ Nikolai Gogol
430:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: ~ Anonymous
431:A man's wisdom is measured by his hope. ~ Florence Earle Coates
432:...detachment from anger is one part of wisdom. ~ Steven Saylor
433:God gave me wisdom, but the devil's got style. ~ Rodney Crowell
434:He’s a Fool that cannot conceal his Wisdom. ~ Benjamin Franklin
435:He spoke with more eloquence than wisdom. ~ Winston S Churchill
436:It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law ~ Thomas Hobbes
437:Knowing thyself, that is the greatest wisdom. ~ Galileo Galilei
438:Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
   ~ Aristotle,
439:Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. ~ Anonymous
440:Life requires more than a whisper of wisdom ~ Julian Pencilliah
441:Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent. ~ Hunter S Thompson
442:Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
443:Professionals give advice; pilgrims share wisdom. ~ Bill Moyers
444:Prudent, cautious self-control is wisdom's root. ~ Robert Burns
445:Stupidity well packaged can sound like wisdom. ~ Burton Malkiel
446:Technology evolves so much faster than wisdom. ~ Jennifer Stone
447:The average person is allergic to the words of wisdom. ~ Lowkey
448:The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms. ~ Socrates,
449:"The narrow mind rejects; wisdom accepts." ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
450:The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. ~ Socrates
451:The possession of wisdom leadeth to true happiness. ~ Porphyry,
452:The true Wisdom is in recognizing our own ignorance. ~ Socrates
453:Those who love wisdom must investigate many things ~ Heraclitus
454:We are not wise; we are wise to seek divine wisdom. ~ T F Hodge
455:We pay a high price for intelligence. Wisdom hurts. ~ Euripides
456:When did Youth ever thank Age for its wisdom? ~ Margaret Deland
457:Where wisdom is called for, force is of little use. ~ Herodotus
458:Wisdom consists in speaking and acting the truth. ~ Heraclitus,
459:Wisdom is vindicated by all her children. ~ Luke the Evangelist
460:Wisdom sits with children round her knees. ~ William Wordsworth
461:Don't speak to fools, they scorn the wisdom of your words. ~ Nas
462:Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate. ~ Friedrich Schiller
463:Give tribute, but not oblation, to human wisdom. ~ Philip Sidney
464:[Gratitude is] the cheerfulness of wisdom. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
465:Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
466:he loved wisdom too much to be a “successful” man. ~ Will Durant
467:It is but sorrow to be wise when wisdom profits not. ~ Sophocles
468:Knowledge is never in doubt. Wisdom is never certain. ~ Dee Hock
469:Knowledge of death is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Mallory Ortberg
470:No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. ~ Erica Jong
471:Strength and wisdom are not opposing values. ~ William J Clinton
472:The end of all wisdom is love, love, love. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
473:The first step of wisdom is to question everything. ~ Jim Palmer
474:The greatest wisdom is to get to know oneself. ~ Galileo Galilei
475:We gather knowledge faster than we gather wisdom. ~ William Bell
476:What is strength without a double share of wisdom? ~ John Milton
477:When wisdom and knowledge appear, great pretense arises. ~ Laozi
478:Winning provides happiness. Losing provides wisdom. ~ Neil Patel
479:Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile: ~ William Shakespeare
480:Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile. ~ William Shakespeare
481:Wisdom and inner peace must be created by yourself. ~ Dalai Lama
482:Wisdom cannot prevent a fall, but may cushion it. ~ Mason Cooley
483:Wisdom. . .is knowing what you have to accept. ~ Wallace Stegner
484:Wisdom is to the soul as food is to the body. ~ Abraham ibn Ezra
485:Wisdom often exists under a shabby coat. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
486:All delay is irksome, but it teaches us wisdom. ~ Publilius Syrus
487:Even strength has to bow down to wisdom sometimes. ~ Rick Riordan
488:Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. ~ Zhuangzi
489:He had a fine mustache. Men of wisdom so often do. ~ Laini Taylor
490:It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
491:Never confuse acquiring degrees with wisdom. ~ Marshall Goldsmith
492:The arts are the servant; wisdom its master. ~ Seneca the Younger
493:The Bush administration is a paragon of wisdom. ~ George Saunders
494:The end of wisdom is consultation and deliberation. ~ Demosthenes
495:The highest wisdom adopts the humblest of bodies. ~ Antoni Tapies
496:The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing... ~ Socrates
497:There are no crowds in the shores of wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
498:The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. ~ William Blake
499:the surest sign of wisdom is constant cheerfulness. ~ Amor Towles
500:[T]he wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile. ~ Charles Dickens


  267 Poetry
  255 Integral Yoga
   91 Philosophy
   87 Occultism
   65 Christianity
   40 Psychology
   38 Mysticism
   29 Fiction
   14 Yoga
   12 Buddhism
   8 Philsophy
   6 Theosophy
   6 Kabbalah
   4 Education
   3 Zen
   3 Sufism
   2 Science
   2 Mythology
   2 Integral Theory
   1 Hinduism
   1 Alchemy

  218 Sri Aurobindo
  144 The Mother
   91 Satprem
   42 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   36 Aleister Crowley
   34 Carl Jung
   33 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   31 William Butler Yeats
   31 Friedrich Nietzsche
   27 William Wordsworth
   26 Plotinus
   18 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   14 H P Lovecraft
   14 Aldous Huxley
   13 Sri Ramakrishna
   11 Plato
   10 Friedrich Schiller
   8 Rudolf Steiner
   8 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   7 Robert Browning
   7 Kabir
   7 Franz Bardon
   6 Walt Whitman
   6 Thubten Chodron
   6 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
   6 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   6 Saint Teresa of Avila
   6 Rabbi Moses Luzzatto
   6 Jordan Peterson
   5 Swami Vivekananda
   5 Swami Krishnananda
   5 Saint John of Climacus
   5 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   5 Lucretius
   5 Khwaja Abdullah Ansari
   5 James George Frazer
   5 Jalaluddin Rumi
   5 Ibn Ata Illah
   5 George Van Vrekhem
   4 Rabindranath Tagore
   4 Nirodbaran
   4 Lalla
   4 Kobayashi Issa
   4 Jorge Luis Borges
   4 John Keats
   4 Hafiz
   4 Bokar Rinpoche
   4 Alice Bailey
   3 Saint Hildegard von Bingen
   3 Saint Francis of Assisi
   3 Ramprasad
   3 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   3 Jetsun Milarepa
   3 Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia
   3 Bodhidharma
   2 R Buckminster Fuller
   2 Naropa
   2 Joseph Campbell
   2 Hakuin
   2 Hakim Sanai
   2 Guru Nanak
   2 Farid ud-Din Attar
   2 Edgar Allan Poe
   2 Anonymous
   2 A B Purani

   36 Savitri
   35 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   31 Yeats - Poems
   29 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   27 Wordsworth - Poems
   25 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   23 Magick Without Tears
   21 City of God
   20 The Life Divine
   18 Shelley - Poems
   18 Liber ABA
   17 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   17 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   16 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   15 Collected Poems
   14 The Perennial Philosophy
   14 Lovecraft - Poems
   13 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   13 Essays On The Gita
   13 Agenda Vol 05
   11 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   10 Schiller - Poems
   10 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   10 Essays Divine And Human
   9 Words Of Long Ago
   8 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   8 Talks
   8 On the Way to Supermanhood
   8 Letters On Yoga II
   8 Emerson - Poems
   8 Agenda Vol 12
   8 Agenda Vol 02
   8 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   7 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   7 The Human Cycle
   7 The Bible
   7 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   7 Kena and Other Upanishads
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   7 Browning - Poems
   7 Agenda Vol 08
   7 Agenda Vol 03
   7 5.1.01 - Ilion
   6 Whitman - Poems
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 Questions And Answers 1956
   6 Prayers And Meditations
   6 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   6 Maps of Meaning
   6 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   6 General Principles of Kabbalah
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   6 Agenda Vol 04
   6 Agenda Vol 01
   5 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   5 The Secret Of The Veda
   5 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   5 The Golden Bough
   5 Preparing for the Miraculous
   5 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   5 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   5 Of The Nature Of Things
   5 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   5 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   4 Walden
   4 Vedic and Philological Studies
   4 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   4 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   4 The Divine Comedy
   4 The Blue Cliff Records
   4 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   4 Tagore - Poems
   4 On Education
   4 Letters On Yoga IV
   4 Keats - Poems
   4 Isha Upanishad
   4 Initiation Into Hermetics
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   4 Bhakti-Yoga
   4 A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
   4 Amrita Gita
   4 Agenda Vol 10
   4 Agenda Vol 06
   3 Words Of The Mother II
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 The Way of Perfection
   3 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   3 The Lotus Sutra
   3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   3 Songs of Kabir
   3 Record of Yoga
   3 Questions And Answers 1953
   3 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   3 Milarepa - Poems
   3 Liber Null
   3 Letters On Yoga I
   3 Hymn of the Universe
   3 Hafiz - Poems
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   3 Bodhidharma - Poems
   3 Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
   3 Agenda Vol 11
   3 Agenda Vol 09
   2 The Red Book Liber Novus
   2 The Problems of Philosophy
   2 Theosophy
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   2 Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking
   2 Some Answers From The Mother
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 Sefer Yetzirah The Book of Creation In Theory and Practice
   2 Questions And Answers 1955
   2 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   2 Poe - Poems
   2 Naropa - Poems
   2 Labyrinths
   2 Goethe - Poems
   2 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   2 Book of Certitude
   2 Anonymous - Poems
   2 Aion
   2 Agenda Vol 07
   2 Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2E

0.00 - The Wellspring of Reality, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  Anticipating, cooperating with, and employing the forces of nature can be accomplished only by the mind. The Wisdom manifest in the omni-interorderliness of the family of generalized principles operative in Universe can be employed only by the highest integrity of engagement of the mind's metaphysical intuiting and formulating capabilities.

0.02 - The Three Steps of Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But in order that we may be wisely guided in our effort, we must know, first, the general principle and purpose underlying this separative impulse and, next, the particular utilities upon which the method of each school of Yoga is founded. For the general principle we must interrogate the universal workings of Nature herself, recognising in her no merely specious and illusive activity of a distorting Maya, but the cosmic energy and working of God Himself in His universal being formulating and inspired by a vast, an infinite and yet a minutely selective
   Wisdom, prajna prasr.ta puran. of the Upanishad, Wisdom that went forth from the Eternal since the beginning. For the particular utilities we must cast a penetrative eye on the different methods of Yoga and distinguish among the mass of their details the governing idea which they serve and the radical force which gives birth and energy to their processes of effectuation.
   of the material or food sheath and the nervous system or vital vehicle.1
  If, then, this inferior equilibrium is the basis and first means of the higher movements which the universal Power contemplates and if it constitutes the vehicle in which the Divine here seeks to reveal Itself, if the Indian saying is true that the body is the instrument provided for the fulfilment of the right law of our nature, then any final recoil from the physical life must be a turning away from the completeness of the divine Wisdom and a renunciation of its aim in earthly manifestation. Such a refusal may be, owing to some secret law of their development, the right attitude for certain individuals, but never the aim intended for mankind. It can be, therefore, no integral Yoga which ignores the body or makes its annulment or its rejection indispensable to a perfect spirituality. Rather, the perfecting of the body also should be the last triumph of the Spirit and to make the bodily life also divine must be God's final seal upon His work in the universe. The obstacle which the physical presents to the spiritual is no argument for the rejection of the physical; for in the unseen providence of things our greatest difficulties are our best opportunities. A supreme difficulty is Nature's indication to us of a supreme conquest to be won and an ultimate problem to be solved; it is not a warning of an inextricable snare to be shunned or of an enemy too strong for us from whom we must flee.
  Equally, the vital and nervous energies in us are there for a great utility; they too demand the divine realisation of their possibilities in our ultimate fulfilment. The great part assigned to this element in the universal scheme is powerfully emphasised by the catholic Wisdom of the Upanishads. "As the spokes of a wheel in its nave, so in the Life-Energy is all established, the triple knowledge and the Sacrifice and the power of the strong and the purity of the wise. Under the control of the LifeEnergy is all this that is established in the triple heaven."2 It is therefore no integral Yoga that kills these vital energies, forces them into a nerveless quiescence or roots them out as the source

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  a Divine full of affection and sweetness, the wise man will find
  a Divine full of Wisdom and knowledge. He who fears meets a
  severe Divine, and he who is trusting finds the Divine a friend
  we must entrust ourselves, give ourselves without reserve, and it
  is He who will make of us what He wants in His infinite Wisdom.

01.01 - A Yoga of the Art of Life, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Here is the very heart of the mystery, the master-key to the problem. The advent of the superhuman or divine race, however stupendous or miraculous the phenomenon may appear to be, can become a thing of practical actuality, precisely because it is no human agency that has undertaken it but the Divine himself in his supreme potency and Wisdom and love. The descent of the Divine into the ordinary human nature in order to purify and transform it and be lodged there is the whole secret of the sadhana in Sri Aurobindo's Yoga. The sadhaka has only to be quiet and silent, calmly aspiring, open and acquiescent and receptive to the one Force; he need not and should not try to do things by his independent personal effort, but get them done or let them be done for him in the dedicated consciousness by the Divine Master and Guide. All other Yogas or spiritual disciplines in the past envisaged an ascent of the consciousness, its sublimation into the consciousness of the Spirit and its fusion and dissolution there in the end. The descent of the Divine Consciousness to prepare its definitive home in the dynamic and pragmatic human nature, if considered at all, was not the main theme of the past efforts and achievements. Furthermore, the descent spoken of here is the descent, not of a divine consciousness for there are many varieties of divine consciousness but of the Divine's own consciousness, of the Divine himself with his Shakti. For it is that that is directly working out this evolutionary transformation of the age.

01.02 - The Creative Soul, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Now the centre of this energy, the matrix of creativity is the soul itself, one's own soul. If you want to createlive, grow and be real-find yourself, be yourself. The simple old Wisdom still remains the eternal Wisdom. It is because we fall off from our soul that we wander into side-paths, paths that do not belong to our real nature and hence that lead to imitation and repetition, decay and death. This is what happens to what we call common souls. The force of circumstances, the pressure of environment or simply the momentum of custom or habit compel them to choose the easiest and the readiest way that may lie before them. They do not consult the demand of the inner being but the requirement of the moment. Our bodily needs, our vital hungers and our mental prejudices obsess and obscure the impulsions that thrill the hidden spirit. We hasten to gratify the immediate and forget the eternal, we clutch at the shadow and let go the substance. We are carried away in the flux and tumult of life. It is a mixed and collective whirla Weltgeist that moves and governs us. We are helpless straws drifting in the current. But manhood demands that we stop and pause, pull ourselves out of the Maelstrom and be what we are. We must shape things as we want and not allow things to shape us as they want.

01.02 - The Issue, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Or a vast ignorant mind's colossal work.
    But Wisdom comes, and vision grows within:
    Then Nature's instrument crowns himself her king;

01.03 - The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Could leave their glory beyond death and birth
  To utter the Wisdom which exceeds all phrase:
  The kings of evil and the kings of good,
  Repeated in the privacy of his soul,
  A Wisdom-cry from rapt transcendences
  Sang on the mountains of an unseen world;
  Pursuing all knowledge like a questing hound.
  A reporter and scribe of hidden Wisdom talk,
  Her shining minutes of celestial speech,
  The calm indulgence and maternal breasts
  Of Wisdom suckling the child-laughter of Chance,
  Silence, the nurse of the Almighty's power,
  A vision lightened on the viewless heights,
  A Wisdom illumined from the voiceless depths:
  A deeper interpretation greatened Truth,
  And bathed in wells of pure spiritual light;
  It wandered in wide fields of Wisdom-self
  Lit by the rays of an everlasting sun.

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Mind keeps the soul prisoner, we are slaves to our acts;
  We cannot free our gaze to reach Wisdom's sun.
  Inheritor of the brief animal mind,
  He saves his fruits of work from adverse chance.
  A struggling ignorance is his Wisdom's mate:
  He waits to see the consequence of his acts,
  Our helpless hearts to enshrine the Omnipotent's force.
  Acquiescing in the Wisdom that made hell
  And the harsh utility of death and tears,
  She has concealed her glory and her bliss
  And disguised the Love and Wisdom in her heart;
  Of all the marvel and beauty that are hers,
  He turns in a chiaroscuro of error and truth
  To find a Wisdom that on high is his.
  As one forgetting he searches for himself;

01.05 - The Nietzschean Antichrist, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Nietzsche as the apostle of force is a name now familiar to all the world. The hero, the warrior who never tamely accepts suffering and submission and defeat under any condition but fights always and fights to conquersuch is the ideal man, according to Nietzsche,the champion of strength, of greatness, of mightiness. The dominating personality infused with the supreme "will to power"he is Ubermensch, the Superman. Sentiment does not move the mountains, emotion diffuses itself only in vague aspiration. The motive power, the creative fiat does not dwell in the heart but somewhere higher. The way of the Cross, the path of love and charity and pity does not lead to the kingdom of Heaven. The world has tried it for the last twenty centuries of its Christian civilisation and the result is that we are still living in a luxuriant abundance of misery and sordidness and littleness. This is how Nietzsche thinks and feels. He finds no virtue in the old rgimes and he revolts from them. He wants a speedy and radical remedy and teaches that by violence only the Kingdom of Heaven can be seized. For, to Nietzsche the world is only a clash of forces and the Superman therefore is one who is the embodiment of the greatest force. Nietzsche does not care for the good, it is the great that moves him. The good, the moral is of man, conventional and has only a fictitious value. The great, the non-moral is, on the other hand, divine. That only has a value of its own. The good is nothing but a sort of makeshift arrangement which man makes for himself in order to live commodiously and which changes according to his temperament. But the great is one with the Supreme Wisdom and is absolute and imperative. The good cannot create the great; it is the great that makes for the good. This is what he really means when he says, "They say that a good cause sanctifies war but I tell thee it is a good war that sanctifies all cause." For the goodness of your cause you judge by your personal predilections, by your false conventionalities, by a standard that you set up in your ignoranceBut a good war, the output of strength in any cause is in itself a cause of salvation. For thereby you are the champion of that ultimate verity which conduces to the ultimate good. Do not shrink, he would say, to be even like the cyclone and the avalanche, destructive, indeed, but grand and puissant and therefore truer emblems of the BeyondJenseitsthan the weak, the little, the pitiful that do not dare to destroy and by that very fact cannot hope to create.

01.05 - The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    And saw the signature and fiery seal
    Of Wisdom on the dim Power's hooded work
    Who builds in Ignorance the steps of Light.
    She yielded in a vanquished ecstasy,
    Her sealed hermetic Wisdom forced from her,
    Fragments of the mystery of omnipotence.
    In which the heights of mortal effort end.
    A reconciling Wisdom looked on life;
    It took the striving undertones of mind

01.06 - On Communism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   As a matter of fact, the individual is not and cannot be such an isolated thing as our egoistic sense would like to have it. The sharp angularities of the individual are being, at every moment, chastened by the very primary conditions of life; and to fail to recognise this is the blindest form of ignorance. It is no easy task to draw exactly the line of distinction between our individual being and our social or communal being. In actual life they are so blended together that in trying to extricate them from each other, we but tear and lacerate them both. The highest Wisdom is to take the two together as they are, and by a gradual purifying processboth internal and external, internal in thought and knowledge and will, external in life and actionrestore them to their respective truth and lawSatyam and Ritam.

01.11 - Aldous Huxley: The Perennial Philosophy, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   A similar compilation was published in the Arya, called The Eternal Wisdom (Les Paroles ternelles, in French) a portion of which appeared later on in book-form: that was more elaborate, the contents were arranged in such a way that no comments were needed, they were self-explanatory, divided as they were in chapters and sections and subsections with proper headings, the whole thing put in a logical and organised sequence. Huxley's compilation begins under the title of the Upanishadic text "That art Thou" with this saying of Eckhart: "The more God is in all things, the more He is outside them. The more He is within, the more without". It will be interesting to note that the Arya compilation too starts with the same idea under the title "The God of All; the God who is in All", the first quotation being from Philolaus, "The Universe is a Unity".The Eternal Wisdom has an introduction called "The Song of Wisdom" which begins with this saying from the Book of Wisdom: "We fight to win sublime Wisdom; therefore men call us warriors".

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

01.12 - Three Degrees of Social Organisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Indian Wisdom has found this other, a fairer terma tertium quid,the mystic factor, sought for by so many philosophers on so many counts. That is the very well- known, the very familiar termDharma. What is Dharma then? How does it accomplish the miracle which to others seems to have proved an impossibility? Dharma is self-law, that is to say, the law of the Self; it is the rhythm and movement of our inner or inmost being, the spontaneous working out of our truth-conscious nature.
   The conception of Right had to appear in order to bring out the principle of individuality, of personal freedom and fulfilment. For, a true healthy collectivity is the association and organisation of free and self-determinate units. The growth of independent individuality naturally means at first clash and rivalry, and a violently competitive society is the result. It is only at this stage that the conception of duty can fruitfully come in and develop in man and his society the mode of Sattwa, which is that of light and Wisdom, of toleration and harmony. Then only a society is sought to be moulded on the principle of co-ordination and co-operation.

0.14 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Supreme Lord, Infinite Wisdom,
  At this perilous hour when egoisms are at odds and asserting
  their small personal egoism and turn exclusively to the Divine
  for help and light. The Wisdom of men is ignorant. Only the
  Divine knows.

02.01 - Our Ideal, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This Wisdom is not to be had by reasoning. Katha, 1. 2. 9

02.03 - The Glory and the Fall of Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To cast in acts the dreams of her caprice,
  His Wisdom's call steadies her careless feet,
  He props her dance upon a rigid base,
  Where all could dare to be themselves and one
  And Wisdom played in sinless innocence
  With naked Freedom in Truth's happy sun.
  There were summit-glories inconceivable,
  Autonomies of Wisdom's still self-rule
  And high dependencies of her virgin sun,
  And all her soul a counterpart of his soul.
  Apotheosised, transfigured by Wisdom's touch,
  Her days became a luminous sacrifice;

02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In Ignorance she pursues the unfinished work,
  For knowledge gropes, but meets not Wisdom's face.
  Ascending slowly with unconscious steps,
  In a mysterious dispensation's law
  A Wisdom that prepares its far-off ends
  Planned so to start her slow aeonic game.
  But thought itself the master of its jail.
  Although for action, not for Wisdom made,
  Thought was its apex - or its gutter's rim:

02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Managing creation's marvellous device,
  Marking mechanically dumb Wisdom's points,
  Using the unthought inevitable Idea,
  And nothing shows the Glory that is here.
  A Wisdom governing the mystic world,
  A Silence listening to the cry of Life,
  All is not here a blinded Nature's task:
  A Word, a Wisdom watches us from on high,
  A Witness sanctioning her will and works,

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?

02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Or a Titan passion goads to a proud unrest:
  At Wisdom's altar they are kings and priests
  Or their life a sacrifice to an idol of Power.
  For all the depth and beauty of her work
  A Wisdom lacks that sets the spirit free.
  An old and faded charm had now her face

02.07 - The Descent into Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    For none could see the authors of their fall.
    Aware of some dark Wisdom still withheld
    That was the seal and warrant of this strength,
    He armed untruth with Scripture and the Law;
    He deceived with Wisdom, with virtue slew the soul
    And led to perdition by the heavenward path.

02.08 - The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  They veil the occult uplifting Harmonist.
  His Wisdom's oracles are made our bonds;
  The doors of God they have locked with keys of creed
  He felt the sealed sense of the insensible world
  And a mute Wisdom in the unknowing Night.
  Into the abysmal secrecy he came
  Earth's forms were made his divine documents,
  The Wisdom embodied mind could not reveal,
  Inconscience chased from the world's voiceless breast;

02.10 - Independence and its Sanction, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Precisely, the present war brings to our door the opportunity most suited to the acquisition and development of this power and strength. The very things the Indian temperament once had in abundance but now lacks most and has to recoverdiscipline, organization, impersonality and objectivity in work, hard and patient labour, skill of execution in minute detailsqualities by virtue of which power is not only acquired, but maintained and fosteredare now made more easily available. These qualities cannot be mastered and developed with such facility and swiftness as under the pressure of the demands of a war. This does not mean that we have got to be militarists. But the world is such that if we wish to live and prosper we must know how to make use of the materials and conditions that are given to us. Many good things are imbedded among bad ones, and Wisdom and commonsense do not advise us to throw out the baby with the bath-water. That is another matter, however.
   Power is best gained and increased in this way, viz., through work, through practical application of it, in its painstaking executionno matter with what insignificant fund we start with. Let all power come into my hands, let me be legally and verbally recognised as free and invested with plenary power, then alone I can exercise my power, otherwise notthis is the cry of romantic idealism, of sentimental hunger: it has all the impatience and incompetence of visionariesillumins It is not the clear and solid Wisdom of experience.

02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A bright Error fringed the mystery-altar's frieze;
  Darkness grew nurse to Wisdom's occult sun,
  Myth suckled knowledge with her lustrous milk;
  The daedal of her patterned arabesques,
  Art of her Wisdom, artifice of her lore.
  This art, this artifice are her only stock.
  The husks she keeps, the kernel throws aside.
  An ancient Wisdom fades into the past,
  The ages' faith becomes an idle tale,
  One day the Face must burn out through the mask.
  Our ignorance is Wisdom's chrysalis,
  Our error weds new knowledge on its way,

02.11 - New World-Conditions, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We do not doubt that it is the deliberate policy of these 'vampires' to keep us Indians down eternally as their serfs and slaves. But whatever be the truth of the fact in the past, it is a pity we do not see that things have changed a good deal and are changing steadily and profoundly and inexorably. It is not, as it is so often demanded, that there has been a change of, heart, in the sense that one has become saintly, self-forgetful, self-sacrificing, altruistic. We, on our part, have not become so and it is idle to expect of others to be so. What has happened is a physical change, a change, almost a revolution in the external conditions of life in the world, in the geographical and economic conditions, for example. The geographical revolution is this that all the nations and peoples of the earth have been thrown together to intermingle, have been forced to come into close and inextricable communion with one another: all barriers of distance and physical inaccessibility have been removed and practically eliminated. The universe may be expanding, but the earth has shrunk and has become very small indeed. A signal example of the kind of blunder that one could commit in this respect was that of the British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, who said, not knowing what he said on the eve of the present war, that Czechoslovakia was a far-off foreign country whose fate is of no concern or consequence to the British. Well, Time-Spirit must have had a hearty laughter over the Wisdom of the statesman: it did not take long for the British to see that Czechoslovakia is dangerously near, indeed, it touches the very frontier of the British Isles. We have flown over the mighty "humps" that separated countries and continents and levelled them and made of the earth one even continuous plain, as it were. Neither the Poles nor the peaks of the Himalayas can hide any longer their millennial secrets from man's newly acquired Argus eye. The span and accuracy of our flying capacity have left no corner of the earth to lie in quiet and splendid isolation.
   India should consider the present situation with calmness, detachment and Wisdom, not hark back to the past, brooding over the mistakes and misdeeds of her erstwhile masters they are no longer masters; yes, forgiving and forgetting, one must face squarely the new situation and make the best use of it. India, that claims a spiritual heritage and a high and hoary civilisation, can afford to be idealistic even and envisage a deeper and higher law of Nature, of universal harmony and solidarity, of conscious co-operation. Apart from that, if as practical men, we look to our self-interest, then also it will be wise for us to take up the same line of procedure, viz., what idealism demands. A nation too, like the individual, can be swayed by pride, prejudice, passion, a false sense of prestige and a spirit of vengeance. However natural these reactions may seem to be, in view of the conditions of their incidence, they possess, more often than not, the property of the boomerang, they hit back the originating source itself. It has been said, for example, that the origin of the present war the rise of Hitleris due to the Versailles Treaty that ended the last war, which was, in its turn a war of revenge having its origin on the field of Sedan; this campaign of 1870 again was the natural and inevitable outcome of the Napoleonic conquest. Thus there has been a seesaw movement in national relations without a definite issue. And pessimists of today aver that we are not come to the end of the spiral.

02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And the unfathomed Joy of timelessness,
  The sound of Wisdom's murmur in the Unknown
  And the breath of an unseen Infinity.
  Stood there, a race of young keen-visioned gods,
  King-children born on Wisdom's early plane,
  Taught in her school world-making's mystic play.
  Their tangled motives worked out unity.
  A Wisdom read their mind to themselves unknown,
  Their anarchy rammed into a formula
  Nothing was left untold, incalculable.
  Yet was their Wisdom circled with a nought:
  Truths they could find and hold but not the one Truth:
  There is a freedom in each face of Fate.
  A Wisdom knows and guides the mysteried world;
  A Truth-gaze shapes its beings and events;
  This greater Truth is foreign to our thoughts;
  Where a free Wisdom works, they seek for a rule;
  Or we only see a tripping game of Chance
  An abstract of the living Divinity.
  Here the mind's Wisdom stopped; it felt complete;
  For nothing more was left to think or know:

02.13 - In the Self of Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  That makes the soul the prisoner of a phrase.
  Its highest Wisdom was a brilliant guess,
  Its mighty structured science of the worlds

02.13 - Rabindranath and Sri Aurobindo, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   'Aurobindo, accept the salutation from Rabindranath. Today I saw him in a deeper atmosphere of a reticent richness of Wisdom and again sang to him in silence:

02.15 - The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A high vast peak whence Spirit could see the worlds,
  Calm's wide epiphany, Wisdom's mute home,
  A lonely station of Omniscience,
  And the tiered planes and the immutable Lords.
  A Wisdom waiting on Omniscience
  Sat voiceless in a vast passivity;
  He came new-born, infant and limitless
  And grew in the Wisdom of the timeless Child;
  He was a vast that soon became a Sun.


--- Overview of noun wisdom

The noun wisdom has 5 senses (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (5) wisdom ::: (accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment)
2. (3) wisdom, wiseness ::: (the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight)
3. (2) wisdom, sapience ::: (ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight)
4. (1) wisdom, wiseness, soundness ::: (the quality of being prudent and sensible)
5. Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom ::: (an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC)

--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wisdom

5 senses of wisdom                          

Sense 1
   => content, cognitive content, mental object
     => cognition, knowledge, noesis
       => psychological feature
         => abstraction, abstract entity
           => entity

Sense 2
wisdom, wiseness
   => trait
     => attribute
       => abstraction, abstract entity
         => entity

Sense 3
wisdom, sapience
   => know-how
     => ability, power
       => cognition, knowledge, noesis
         => psychological feature
           => abstraction, abstract entity
             => entity

Sense 4
wisdom, wiseness, soundness
   => good, goodness
     => quality
       => attribute
         => abstraction, abstract entity
           => entity

Sense 5
Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom
   INSTANCE OF=> book
     => section, subdivision
       => writing, written material, piece of writing
         => written communication, written language, black and white
           => communication
             => abstraction, abstract entity
               => entity
       => music
         => auditory communication
           => communication
             => abstraction, abstract entity
               => entity

--- Hyponyms of noun wisdom

4 of 5 senses of wisdom                        

Sense 1
   => reconditeness, abstruseness, abstrusity, profoundness, profundity

Sense 2
wisdom, wiseness
   => judiciousness, sagacity, sagaciousness
   => knowledgeability, knowledgeableness, initiation
   => statesmanship, statecraft, diplomacy
   => discretion, discernment

Sense 3
wisdom, sapience
   => astuteness, profundity, profoundness, depth, deepness
   => sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernment

Sense 4
wisdom, wiseness, soundness
   => advisability
   => reasonableness

--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wisdom

5 senses of wisdom                          

Sense 1
   => content, cognitive content, mental object

Sense 2
wisdom, wiseness
   => trait

Sense 3
wisdom, sapience
   => know-how

Sense 4
wisdom, wiseness, soundness
   => good, goodness

Sense 5
Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom
   INSTANCE OF=> book

--- Coordinate Terms (sisters) of noun wisdom

5 senses of wisdom                          

Sense 1
  -> content, cognitive content, mental object
   => tradition
   => object
   => food, food for thought, intellectual nourishment
   => noumenon, thing-in-itself
   => universe, universe of discourse
   => topic, subject, issue, matter
   => issue
   => idea, thought
   => kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
   => wisdom
   => representation, mental representation, internal representation
   => belief
   => unbelief, disbelief
   => heresy, unorthodoxy
   => goal, end
   => education
   => experience
   => acculturation, culture
   => lore, traditional knowledge
   => ignorance
   => knowledge domain, knowledge base, domain
   => metaknowledge

Sense 2
wisdom, wiseness
  -> trait
   => character, fiber, fibre
   => nature
   => compulsiveness, compulsivity
   => emotionality, emotionalism
   => unemotionality, emotionlessness
   => activeness, activity
   => inactiveness, inactivity, inertia
   => seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerity
   => frivolity, frivolousness
   => communicativeness
   => uncommunicativeness
   => thoughtfulness
   => unthoughtfulness, thoughtlessness
   => attentiveness
   => inattentiveness
   => masculinity
   => femininity, muliebrity
   => trustworthiness, trustiness
   => untrustworthiness, untrustiness
   => individuality, individualism, individuation
   => stinginess
   => egoism, egocentrism, self-interest, self-concern, self-centeredness
   => drive
   => resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolution
   => irresoluteness, irresolution
   => discipline
   => indiscipline, undiscipline
   => pride
   => conceit, conceitedness, vanity
   => humility, humbleness
   => wisdom, wiseness
   => folly, foolishness, unwiseness
   => judgment, judgement, sound judgment, sound judgement, perspicacity
   => trust, trustingness, trustfulness
   => distrust, distrustfulness, mistrust
   => cleanliness
   => uncleanliness
   => demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment
   => tractability, tractableness, flexibility
   => intractability, intractableness
   => rurality, ruralism

Sense 3
wisdom, sapience
  -> know-how
   => bag of tricks
   => wisdom, sapience
   => method

Sense 4
wisdom, wiseness, soundness
  -> good, goodness
   => worthiness
   => desirability, desirableness
   => benefit, welfare
   => better
   => better
   => optimum
   => wisdom, wiseness, soundness

Sense 5
Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom
  -> book
   HAS INSTANCE=> Genesis, Book of Genesis
   HAS INSTANCE=> Exodus, Book of Exodus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Leviticus, Book of Leviticus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Numbers, Book of Numbers
   HAS INSTANCE=> Deuteronomy, Book of Deuteronomy
   HAS INSTANCE=> Joshua, Josue, Book of Joshua
   HAS INSTANCE=> Judges, Book of Judges
   HAS INSTANCE=> Ruth, Book of Ruth
   HAS INSTANCE=> I Samuel, 1 Samuel
   HAS INSTANCE=> II Samuel, 2 Samuel
   HAS INSTANCE=> I Kings, 1 Kings
   HAS INSTANCE=> II Kings, 2 Kings
   HAS INSTANCE=> I Chronicles, 1 Chronicles
   HAS INSTANCE=> II Chronicles, 2 Chronicles
   HAS INSTANCE=> Ezra, Book of Ezra
   HAS INSTANCE=> Nehemiah, Book of Nehemiah
   HAS INSTANCE=> Esther, Book of Esther
   HAS INSTANCE=> Job, Book of Job
   HAS INSTANCE=> Psalms, Book of Psalms
   HAS INSTANCE=> Proverbs, Book of Proverbs
   HAS INSTANCE=> Ecclesiastes, Book of Ecclesiastes
   HAS INSTANCE=> Song of Songs, Song of Solomon, Canticle of Canticles, Canticles
   HAS INSTANCE=> Isaiah, Book of Isaiah
   HAS INSTANCE=> Jeremiah, Book of Jeremiah
   HAS INSTANCE=> Lamentations, Book of Lamentations
   HAS INSTANCE=> Ezekiel, Ezechiel, Book of Ezekiel
   HAS INSTANCE=> Daniel, Book of Daniel, Book of the Prophet Daniel
   HAS INSTANCE=> Hosea, Book of Hosea
   HAS INSTANCE=> Joel, Book of Joel
   HAS INSTANCE=> Amos, Book of Amos
   HAS INSTANCE=> Obadiah, Abdias, Book of Obadiah
   HAS INSTANCE=> Jonah, Book of Jonah
   HAS INSTANCE=> Micah, Micheas, Book of Micah
   HAS INSTANCE=> Nahum, Book of Nahum
   HAS INSTANCE=> Habakkuk, Habacuc, Book of Habakkuk
   HAS INSTANCE=> Zephaniah, Sophonias, Book of Zephaniah
   HAS INSTANCE=> Haggai, Aggeus, Book of Haggai
   HAS INSTANCE=> Zechariah, Zacharias, Book of Zachariah
   HAS INSTANCE=> Malachi, Malachias, Book of Malachi
   HAS INSTANCE=> Matthew, Gospel According to Matthew
   HAS INSTANCE=> Mark, Gospel According to Mark
   HAS INSTANCE=> Luke, Gospel of Luke, Gospel According to Luke
   HAS INSTANCE=> John, Gospel According to John
   HAS INSTANCE=> Acts of the Apostles, Acts
   => Epistle
   HAS INSTANCE=> Revelation, Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Apocalypse, Book of Revelation
   HAS INSTANCE=> Additions to Esther
   HAS INSTANCE=> Prayer of Azariah and Song of the Three Children
   HAS INSTANCE=> Susanna, Book of Susanna
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bel and the Dragon
   HAS INSTANCE=> Baruch, Book of Baruch
   HAS INSTANCE=> Letter of Jeremiah, Epistle of Jeremiah
   HAS INSTANCE=> Tobit, Book of Tobit
   HAS INSTANCE=> Judith, Book of Judith
   HAS INSTANCE=> I Esdra, 1 Esdras
   HAS INSTANCE=> II Esdras, 2 Esdras
   HAS INSTANCE=> Ben Sira, Sirach, Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach
   HAS INSTANCE=> Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom
   HAS INSTANCE=> I Maccabees, 1 Maccabees
   HAS INSTANCE=> II Maccabees, 2 Maccabees

--- Grep of noun wisdom
god's wisdom
wisdom book
wisdom literature
wisdom of jesus the son of sirach
wisdom of solomon
wisdom tooth

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The Legend of Zelda (1989 - 1990) - The Legend of Zelda is an animated series that aired on NBC Saturday Mornings. It is based on popular NES game by the same name. Link and Zelda travel across Hyrule to protect the Triforce of Wisdom from Ganon, who has the Triforce of Power. Only 13 episodes were made.
Home Improvement (1991 - 1999) - The show about the Taylor family. It consists of a husband who loves tools and fixing things, (even though he usually only makes things worse.) A wife who sticks by him no matter what. They also have three boys, and an unusual neigbor named Wilson, who is always full of good advice and wisdom. Tim T...
Frasier (1993 - 2004) - Eminent Boston Psychiatrist, Frasier Crane, last seen gracing the bars of Cheers has left his life there to start afresh in Seattle. He now has a spot as a popular radio Psychiatrist, giving him the chance to spread words of wit and wisdom to the masses. He shares his apartment with his retired cop...
Wisdom of the Gnomes (1987 - 1987) - Wisdom of the Gnomes, a sequel to the World of David the Gnome, is based on the world famous children's books The Gnomes and The Secret of the Gnomes by Dutch authors Rien Poortvliet and Wil Huygen.
My Life(1993) - Life is going well for Bob Jones: great job, beautiful loving wife and a baby on the way. Then he finds out that he has the Dreaded Movie Disease that will leave him dead within months. He sets out to videotape his life's acquired wisdom for his child, and ends up on a voyage of self-discovery and r...
Wisdom(1986) - Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Goodreads author - Linda_Wisdom
The New Legends of Monkey ::: TV-PG | 24min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | TV Series (2018 ) -- Entering the mythical world of the Monkey King, where a young monk and his group of disciples are on a journey to collect scrolls of Buddhist wisdom. Stars:
The Secret of Kells (2009) ::: 7.6/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 15min | Animation, Adventure, Family | 22 June 2016 -- The Secret of Kells Poster -- A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. Directors: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey (co-director) Writers:
Tuesdays with Morrie (1999) ::: 7.5/10 -- TV-G | 1h 29min | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 5 December 1999 -- A journalist finds himself questioning his own life when his best friend, a dying man, offers him some very powerful wisdom and advice for coping in relationships, careers and society. Director:
Tuesdays with Morrie (1999) ::: 7.5/10 -- TV-G | 1h 29min | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 5 December 1999 -- A journalist finds himself questioning his own life when his best friend, a dying man, offers him some very powerful wisdom and advice for coping in relationships, careers and society. Director: Mick Jackson Writers: Thomas Rickman (teleplay) (as Tom Rickman), Mitch Albom (based on the book by)'s_Wisdom_Tooth,_the_Aspect_of_Wisdom's_wisdom's_Wisdom's_Wisdom's_Wisdom's_Wisdom's_Wisdom's_wisdom's_wisdom;Gate_-_The_Sagacious_Wisdom_of_Cognitive_Computing
Duel Masters -- -- Studio Hibari -- 26 eps -- Manga -- Action Adventure Comedy Shounen -- Duel Masters Duel Masters -- The world of Duel Masters is one of five great civilizations. Through a card game, duelists can bring these worlds into existence, making what was previously abstract into reality. These skilled duelists are known as Kaijudo masters. -- -- Shobu Kirifuda is the best player at his local playground, and seeks to become a world-class master like his father. His first step on the road to conquest begins with winning a local tournament. Rather, it should have, except he is destroyed by the best Kaijudo master in the world, Knight. Shobu loses, but upon remembering the words of wisdom his father instilled into him, decides to continue on the road of becoming a duelist who can enjoy the game for what it is. And so begins his journey to victory-and as we all know, the journey is the most important part! -- -- Licensor: -- Hasbro -- TV - Oct 21, 2002 -- 20,207 5.84
Duel Masters -- -- Studio Hibari -- 26 eps -- Manga -- Action Adventure Comedy Shounen -- Duel Masters Duel Masters -- The world of Duel Masters is one of five great civilizations. Through a card game, duelists can bring these worlds into existence, making what was previously abstract into reality. These skilled duelists are known as Kaijudo masters. -- -- Shobu Kirifuda is the best player at his local playground, and seeks to become a world-class master like his father. His first step on the road to conquest begins with winning a local tournament. Rather, it should have, except he is destroyed by the best Kaijudo master in the world, Knight. Shobu loses, but upon remembering the words of wisdom his father instilled into him, decides to continue on the road of becoming a duelist who can enjoy the game for what it is. And so begins his journey to victory-and as we all know, the journey is the most important part! -- TV - Oct 21, 2002 -- 20,207 5.84
Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai -- -- A-1 Pictures -- 1 ep -- Original -- Sci-Fi -- Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai -- A floating space without gravity where an infinite number of lights shine in different colors: The "Box of Wisdom." Inside of this box, there are multiple worlds, multiple timelines, and there used to be many different people. This is where Dual and Dorothy were fighting with enemies called "Viruses." Worlds infected by viruses must be erased. That is the duty, the job of these girls. However, one day, Dual and Dorothy feel the presence of a new Virus. Arriving at the scene, they see a girl being attacked by Viruses. After saving the girl, the duo wait for her to awaken so they can ask who she is, where she came from, and where she is going. Finally, when the girl opened her eyes, she gave her name, Rimo, and whispered only one sentence... "I must return to the flower patch..." -- -- (Source: ANN) -- -- Licensor: -- Ponycan USA -- Movie - Jan 9, 2016 -- 28,224 6.72
Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi -- -- MAPPA -- ? eps -- Manga -- Action Adventure Demons Fantasy Seinen -- Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi -- It has been 800 years since the battle gods "Idaten", who boast overwhelming speed and strength, contained the "demons" who led the world to ruin after a fierce battle. "That battle" is now just an old tale in a distant myth. While the "peaceful generation of the gods," who have never fought since they were born, are out of peace, someone has revived the demons from a long sleep! Bring armed forces, wisdom, politics, conspiracy, whatever you can use! No-rule & no-limit three-way battle royale is about to begin!!! -- -- (Source: MAL News) -- 17,814 N/A -- -- Mai-Otome Zwei -- -- Sunrise -- 4 eps -- Original -- Action Magic -- Mai-Otome Zwei Mai-Otome Zwei -- My-Otome Zwei takes place one year after the events of My-Otome. Arika is now a full-fledged Otome (though still under the tutelage of Miss Maria) and Nagi is incarcerated in a prison somewhere in Aries. The various nations are at peace with one another and plan to hold S.O.L.T. (Strategic Otome Limitation Talks) to discuss limiting the numbers of Otome. -- -- A mission to destroy a meteor threatening to collide with Earl sets into motion a chain of events which result in a mysterious shadowy figure attacking Garderobe and several Otome as well as a new, more powerful version of Slave appearing across the planet. To make matters worse, Queen Mashiro disappears following an argument with Arika. The series follows Arika's search for Mashiro as well as Garderobe's attempts to uncover the truth behind the shadowy figure. -- -- (Source: Wikipedia) -- -- Licensor: -- Bandai Entertainment, Funimation -- OVA - Nov 24, 2006 -- 17,772 7.27
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 2 -- -- Shin-Ei Animation -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Slice of Life Comedy Romance School Shounen -- Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 2 Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 2 -- Even after spending a considerable amount of time with Takagi, Nishikata is still struggling to find a perfect plan to defeat the expert teaser. A battle of wits, a contest of physical prowess, a test of courage—any strategy he employs to expose her weaknesses is to no avail. On the contrary, Nishikata's pitiful attempts only reveal more of his own flaws, which Takagi takes advantage of to become increasingly daring in her teasing attempts. To make things worse for Nishikata, rumors about him and Takagi may have spread in class due to the frequent interactions between them. -- -- However, the optimistic Nishikata believes that wisdom comes with age and that as the days go by, his experience with her constant teasing will eventually bear fruit, leading him to the awaited moment of victory. Thus, Nishikata continues to strive for the seemingly impossible—to outsmart Takagi and make her blush with embarrassment. -- -- 197,501 8.13
Kyokou Suiri -- -- Brain's Base -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Mystery Demons Supernatural Romance Shounen -- Kyokou Suiri Kyokou Suiri -- Hidden in plain sight, spirits known as youkai inhabit the world. While most are benign, a certain subset threatens the tenuous peace between youkai and humanity. Ever since she agreed to become their "God of Wisdom," Kotoko Iwanaga has served as a mediator between the two realms, resolving any supernatural problems that come her way. -- -- At a local hospital, Kotoko approaches Kurou Sakuragawa, a university student whose long-term relationship ended with an unfortunate breakup. Kotoko harbors feelings for him and suspects that something supernatural lurks within his harmless appearance, so she asks Kurou for his assistance in helping out youkai. -- -- Two years later, news of an idol who was accidentally crushed to death by steel beams flooded the press. However, months later, sightings begin to tell of a faceless woman who wields a steel beam. As is the case for any supernatural problem, Kotoko and her partner set out to stop this spirit from wreaking havoc—but this case may prove to be far more sinister and personal than they could have ever thought. -- -- 284,310 6.94
Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Ou -- -- Asread, Tear Studio -- 12 eps -- Game -- Action Fantasy -- Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Ou Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Ou -- Set in Tokyo, it's January 29, 2030. High-frequency resonance is observed in the vicinity of Tokyo, and the red fog rolls into the city. Those who hear the sound, humans and animals alike, pass out, losing consciousness. Everything shuts down in Tokyo, believing that the fog is carrying an unknown virus that causes an epidemic. However, six days later, after the incident, people wake up as if nothing happened. After that, Tokyo's sealed-off city sections gradually return to normal. However, since the high-frequency resonance, some "bizarre events" start to happen, and people find themselves being pulled deeper into more mysteries. Meanwhile, young people start to become aware of themselves and release their power hidden in their blood, discovering themselves as "vessel of wisdom blood." Together, being led by something unknown, they meet, communicate, and face the unavoidable circle of fate, sacrificing their own lives. -- -- (Source: MAL News) -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- 35,503 5.34
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry -- -- Nexus, SILVER LINK. -- 12 eps -- Light novel -- Action Romance Ecchi Fantasy School -- Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry -- There exist few humans in this world with the ability to manipulate their souls to form powerful weapons. Dubbed "Blazers," these people study and train at the prestigious Hagun Academy to become Mage-Knights; among the students is so-called failure Ikki Kurogane, the sole F-rated Blazer. However, when the worst student in the academy sees Stella Vermillion, an A-ranked Blazer who also happens to be a princess, naked, she challenges him to a duel with dire stakes—the loser becomes the slave of the winner. There’s no possible way that Stella can lose, right? -- -- Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry follows the story of Ikki as he tries to prove his strength to a world that believes him to be the weakest, all the while gaining new friends, wisdom, and experience. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- 680,772 7.51
Saint Seiya -- -- Toei Animation -- 114 eps -- Manga -- Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi Shounen -- Saint Seiya Saint Seiya -- In ancient times, a group of young men devoted their lives to protecting Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and War. These men were capable of fighting without weapons—a swing of their fist alone was powerful enough to rip the very sky apart and shatter the earth beneath them. These brave heroes became known as Saints, as they could summon up the power of the Cosmos from within themselves. -- -- Now, in present day, a new generation of Saints is about to come forth. The young and spirited Seiya is fighting a tough battle for the Sacred Armor of Pegasus, and he isn't about to let anyone get in the way of him and his prize. Six years of hard work and training pay off with his victory and new title as one of Athena's Saints. -- -- But Seiya's endeavor doesn't end there. In fact, plenty of perils and dangerous enemies face him and the rest of the Saints throughout the series. What new quests await the heroes of the epic Saint Seiya saga? -- -- Licensor: -- ADV Films, DiC Entertainment, Flatiron Film Company -- TV - Oct 11, 1986 -- 149,298 7.76
Saint Seiya -- -- Toei Animation -- 114 eps -- Manga -- Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi Shounen -- Saint Seiya Saint Seiya -- In ancient times, a group of young men devoted their lives to protecting Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and War. These men were capable of fighting without weapons—a swing of their fist alone was powerful enough to rip the very sky apart and shatter the earth beneath them. These brave heroes became known as Saints, as they could summon up the power of the Cosmos from within themselves. -- -- Now, in present day, a new generation of Saints is about to come forth. The young and spirited Seiya is fighting a tough battle for the Sacred Armor of Pegasus, and he isn't about to let anyone get in the way of him and his prize. Six years of hard work and training pay off with his victory and new title as one of Athena's Saints. -- -- But Seiya's endeavor doesn't end there. In fact, plenty of perils and dangerous enemies face him and the rest of the Saints throughout the series. What new quests await the heroes of the epic Saint Seiya saga? -- TV - Oct 11, 1986 -- 149,298 7.76
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