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admit ::: 1. To allow to enter, let in, receive (a person or thing). 2. Fig. To allow a matter to enter into any relation to action or thought. 3. To accept as true, or as a fact, to acknowledge, concede. 4. To allow, permit, grant. admits, admitted, admitting.

admittable ::: a. --> Admissible.

admittance ::: n. --> The act of admitting.
Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; also, actual entrance; reception.
Concession; admission; allowance; as, the admittance of an argument.
The act of giving possession of a copyhold estate.

admittatur ::: n. --> The certificate of admission given in some American colleges.

admitted ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Admit ::: a. --> Received as true or valid; acknowledged.

admittedly ::: adv. --> Confessedly.

admitter ::: n. --> One who admits.

admitting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Admit

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


3. In its historical aspect, aristocracy is a definite class or order known as hereditary nobility, which possesses prescriptive rank and privileges. This group developed from primitive monarchy, by the gradual limitation of the regal authority by those who formed the council of the king. The defense of their prerogatives led them naturally to consider themselves as a separate class fitted by birthright to monopolize government. But at the same time, they assumed a number of corresponding obligations (hence the aphorism noblesse oblige) particularly for maintaining justice, peace and security. [The characteristics of hereditary aristocracy are: descent and birthright, breeding and education, power to command, administrative and military capacities, readiness to fulfill personal and national obligations, interest in field sports, social equality of its members, aloofness and exclusiveness, moral security in the possession of real values regardless of criticism, competition or advancement.] In certain societies as in Great Britain, birth-right is not an exclusive factor: exceptional men are admitted by recognition into the aristocratic circle (circulation of the elite), after a tincture of breeding satisfying its external standards. The decline of hereditary nobility was due to economic rather than to social or political changes. Now aristocracy can claim only a social influence.

9PAC "tool" 709 PACkage. A {report generator} for the {IBM 7090}, developed in 1959. [Sammet 1969, p.314. "IBM 7090 Prog Sys, SHARE 7090 9PAC Part I: Intro and Gen Princs", IBM J28-6166, White Plains, 1961]. (1995-02-07):-) {emoticon}; {semicolon}" {less than}"g" "chat" grin. An alternative to {smiley}. [{Jargon File}] (1998-01-18)"gr&d" "chat" Grinning, running and ducking. See {emoticon}. (1995-03-17)= {equals}" {greater than}? {question mark}?? "programming" A {Perl} quote-like {operator} used to delimit a {regular expression} (RE) like "?FOO?" that matches FOO at most once. The normal "/FOO/" form of regular expression will match FOO any number of times. The "??" operator will match again after a call to the "reset" operator. The operator is usually referred to as "??" but, taken literally, an empty RE like this (or "//") actually means to re-use the last successfully matched regular expression or, if there was none, empty string (which will always match). {Unix manual page}: perlop(1). (2009-05-28)@ {commercial at}@-party "event, history" /at'par-tee/ (Or "@-sign party") An antiquated term for a gathering of {hackers} at a science-fiction convention (especially the annual Worldcon) to which only people who had an {electronic mail address} were admitted. The term refers to the {commercial at} symbol, "@", in an e-mail address and dates back to the era when having an e-mail address was a distinguishing characteristic of the select few who worked with computers. Compare {boink}. [{Jargon File}] (2012-11-17)@Begin "text" The {Scribe} equivalent of {\begin}. [{Jargon File}] (2014-11-06)@stake "security, software" A computer security development group and consultancy dedicated to researching and documenting security flaws that exist in {operating systems}, {network} {protocols}, or software. @stake publishes information about security flaws through advisories, research reports, and tools. They release the information and tools to help system administrators, users, and software and hardware vendors better secure their systems. L0pht merged with @stake in January 2000. {@stake home (}. (2003-06-12)@XX "programming" 1. Part of the syntax of a {decorated name}, as used internally by {Microsoft}'s {Visual C} or {Visual C++} {compilers}. 2. The name of an example {instance variable} in the {Ruby} {programming language}. (2018-08-24)[incr Tcl] "language" An extension of {Tcl} that adds {classes} and {inheritence}. The name is a pun on {C++} - an {object-oriented} extension of {C} - [incr variable] is the Tcl {syntax} for adding one to a variable. [Origin? Availability?] (1998-11-27)\ {backslash}\begin "text, chat" The {LaTeX} command used with \end to delimit an environment within which the text is formatted in a certain way. E.g. \begin{table}...\end{table}. Used humorously in writing to indicate a context or to remark on the surrounded text. For example: \begin{flame} Predicate logic is the only good programming language. Anyone who would use anything else is an idiot. Also, all computers should be tredecimal instead of binary. \end{flame} {Scribe} users at {CMU} and elsewhere used to use @Begin/@End in an identical way (LaTeX was built to resemble Scribe). On {Usenet}, this construct would more frequently be rendered as ""FLAME ON"" and ""FLAME OFF"" (a la {HTML}), or "

abarticulation ::: n. --> Articulation, usually that kind of articulation which admits of free motion in the joint; diarthrosis.

acceptedly ::: adv. --> In a accepted manner; admittedly.

accept ::: v. t. --> To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.
To receive with favor; to approve.
To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to

access ::: 1. The ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use; admittance. 2. A way or means of approach; an entrance, channel, passage, or doorway.

accessibility ::: n. --> The quality of being accessible, or of admitting approach; receptibility.

access ::: n. --> A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince.
The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land.
Admission to sexual intercourse.
Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used.]
An onset, attack, or fit of disease.

acknowledged ::: recognized the existence, truth or fact of; admitted as true, valid, or authoritative.

acknowledge ::: v. t. --> To of or admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one&

ad- ::: --> As a prefix ad- assumes the forms ac-, af-, ag-, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, at-, assimilating the d with the first letter of the word to which ad- is prefixed. It remains unchanged before vowels, and before d, h, j, m, v. Examples: adduce, adhere, adjacent, admit, advent, accord, affect, aggregate, allude, annex, appear, etc. It becomes ac- before qu, as in acquiesce.

adhibit ::: v. t. --> To admit, as a person or thing; to take in.
To use or apply; to administer.
To attach; to affix.

admissible ::: a. --> Entitled to be admitted, or worthy of being admitted; that may be allowed or conceded; allowable; as, the supposition is hardly admissible.

admission ::: n. --> The act or practice of admitting.
Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.
The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something /serted; acknowledgment; concession.
Acquiescence or concurrence in a statement made by another, and distinguishable from a confession in that an admission

admissive ::: a. --> Implying an admission; tending to admit.

adopted ::: taken voluntarily or admitted into any new relationship; esp. that of a child.

adopter ::: n. --> One who adopts.
A receiver, with two necks, opposite to each other, one of which admits the neck of a retort, and the other is joined to another receiver. It is used in distillations, to give more space to elastic vapors, to increase the length of the neck of a retort, or to unite two vessels whose openings have different diameters.

ADVAITA. :::One Existence; the One without a second; non-dual, absolute and indivisible unity; Monism.
People are apt to speak of the Advaita as if it were identical with Mayavada monism, just as they speak of Vedanta as if it were identical with Advaita only; that is not the case. There are several forms of Indian philosophy which base themselves upon the One Reality, but they admit also the reality of the world, the reality of the Many, the reality of the differences of the Many as well as the sameness of the One (bhedābheda). But the Many exist in the One and by the One, the differences are variations in manifestation of that which is fundamentally ever the same. This we actually see in the universal law of existence where oneness is always the basis with an endless multiplicity and difference in the oneness; as for instance there is one mankind but many kinds of man, one thing called leaf or flower, but many forms, patterns, colours of leaf and flower. Through this we can look back into one of the fundamental secrets of existence, the secret which is contained in the one reality itself. The oneness of the Infinite is not something limited, fettered to its unity; it is capable of an infinite multiplicity. The Supreme Reality is an Absolute not limited by either oneness or multiplicity but simultaneously capable of both; for both are its aspects, although the oneness is fundamental and the multiplicity depends upon the oneness.
Wide Realistic Advaita.

A fortiori: A phrase signifying all the more; applied to something which must be admitted for a still stronger reason. -- J.J.R.

(a) In metaphysics: Theory which admits in any given domain, two independent and mutually irreducible substances e.g. the Platonic dualism of the sensible and intelligible worlds, the Cartesian dinlism of thinking and extended substances, the Leibnizian dualism of the actual and possible worlds, the Kantian dualism of the noumenal and the phenomenal. The term dualism first appeared in Thomas Hyde, Historia religionis veterum Persarum (1700) ch. IX, p. 164, where it applied to religious dualism of good and evil and is similarly employed by Bayle m his Dictionary article "Zoroaster" and by Leibniz in Theodicee. C. Wolff is responsible for its use in the psycho-physical sense, (cf. A. Lalande, Vocabulaire de la Philosophie. Vol. I, p. 180, note by R. Eucken.)

air hole ::: --> A hole to admit or discharge air; specifically, a spot in the ice not frozen over.
A fault in a casting, produced by a bubble of air; a blowhole.

air shaft ::: --> A passage, usually vertical, for admitting fresh air into a mine or a tunnel.

…all our spiritual and psychic experience bears affirmative witness, brings us always a constant and, in its main principles, an invariable evidence of the existence of higher worlds, freer planes of existence. Not having bound ourselves down, like so much of modern thought, to the dogma that only physical experience or experience based upon the physical sense is true, the analysis of physical experience by the reason alone verifiable, and all else only result of physical experience and physical existence and anything beyond this an error, self-delusion and hallucination, we are free to accept this evidence and to admit the reality of these planes.We see that they are, practically, different harmonies from the harmony of the physical universe; they occupy, as the word "plane" suggests, a different level in the scale of being and adopt a different system and ordering of its principles.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 818-19

:::   ". . . all our spiritual and psychic experience bears affirmative witness, brings us always a constant and, in its main principles, an invariable evidence of the existence of higher worlds, freer planes of existence. Not having bound ourselves down, like so much of modern thought, to the dogma that only physical experience or experience based upon the physical sense is true, the analysis of physical experience by the reason alone verifiable, and all else only result of physical experience and physical existence and anything beyond this an error, self-delusion and hallucination, we are free to accept this evidence and to admit the reality of these planes. We see that they are, practically, different harmonies from the harmony of the physical universe; they occupy, as the word ‘plane" suggests, a different level in the scale of being and adopt a different system and ordering of its principles.” The Life Divine

“… all our spiritual and psychic experience bears affirmative witness, brings us always a constant and, in its main principles, an invariable evidence of the existence of higher worlds, freer planes of existence. Not having bound ourselves down, like so much of modern thought, to the dogma that only physical experience or experience based upon the physical sense is true, the analysis of physical experience by the reason alone verifiable, and all else only result of physical experience and physical existence and anything beyond this an error, self-delusion and hallucination, we are free to accept this evidence and to admit the reality of these planes. We see that they are, practically, different harmonies from the harmony of the physical universe; they occupy, as the word ‘plane’ suggests, a different level in the scale of being and adopt a different system and ordering of its principles.” The Life Divine

allowance ::: n. --> Approval; approbation.
The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
License; indulgence.
That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a

allowedly ::: adv. --> By allowance; admittedly.

allow ::: v. t. --> To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction.
To like; to be suited or pleased with.
To sanction; to invest; to intrust.
To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a free passage; to allow one day for rest.
To own or acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion; as, to allow a right; to allow a claim; to allow

alternatively ::: adv. --> In the manner of alternatives, or that admits the choice of one out of two things.

ambiguity ::: n. --> The quality or state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty, particularly as to the signification of language, arising from its admitting of more than one meaning; an equivocal word or expression.

ambiguous ::: 1. Open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal; questionable; indistinct, obscure, not clearly defined. 2. Of doubtful or uncertain nature; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify; admitting more than one interpretation, or explanation; of double meaning. 3. Of oracles, people, using words of double meaning. ambiguously.

amphiarthrosis ::: n. --> A form of articulation in which the bones are connected by intervening substance admitting slight motion; symphysis.

answerable ::: a. --> Obliged to answer; liable to be called to account; liable to pay, indemnify, or make good; accountable; amenable; responsible; as, an agent is answerable to his principal; to be answerable for a debt, or for damages.
Capable of being answered or refuted; admitting a satisfactory answer.
Correspondent; conformable; hence, comparable.
Proportionate; commensurate; suitable; as, an

arguable ::: a. --> Capable of being argued; admitting of debate.

argumentable ::: a. --> Admitting of argument.

argumentation ::: n. --> The act of forming reasons, making inductions, drawing conclusions, and applying them to the case in discussion; the operation of inferring propositions, not known or admitted as true, from facts or principles known, admitted, or proved to be true.
Debate; discussion.

Argumentum ex concesso: An inference founded on a proposition which an opponent has already admitted. -- J.J.R.

arianize ::: v. i. --> To admit or accept the tenets of the Arians; to become an Arian. ::: v. t. --> To convert to Arianism.

As moral laws differ widely from logical and physical laws, the type of necessity which they generate is considerably different from the two types previous defined. Moral necessity is illustrated in the necessity of an obligation. Fulfillment of the obligation is morally necessary in the sense that the failure to fulfill it would violate a moral law, where this law is regarded as embodying some recognized value. If it is admitted that values are relative to individuals and societies, then the laws embodying these values will be similarly relative, and likewise the type of thing which these laws will render morally necessary.

assent ::: v. t. --> To admit a thing as true; to express one&

atonable ::: a. --> Admitting an atonement; capable of being atoned for; expiable.

audience ::: a. --> The act of hearing; attention to sounds.
Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business.
An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers.

Aufklärung: In general, this German word and its English equivalent Enlightenment denote the self-emancipation of man from mere authority, prejudice, convention and tradition, with an insistence on freer thinking about problems uncritically referred to these other agencies. According to Kant's famous definition "Enlightenment is the liberation of man from his self-caused state of minority, which is the incapacity of using one's understanding without the direction of another. This state of minority is caused when its source lies not in the lack of understanding, but in the lack of determination and courage to use it without the assistance of another" (Was ist Aufklärung? 1784). In its historical perspective, the Aufklärung refers to the cultural atmosphere and contrlbutions of the 18th century, especially in Germany, France and England [which affected also American thought with B. Franklin, T. Paine and the leaders of the Revolution]. It crystallized tendencies emphasized by the Renaissance, and quickened by modern scepticism and empiricism, and by the great scientific discoveries of the 17th century. This movement, which was represented by men of varying tendencies, gave an impetus to general learning, a more popular philosophy, empirical science, scriptural criticism, social and political thought. More especially, the word Aufklärung is applied to the German contributions to 18th century culture. In philosophy, its principal representatives are G. E. Lessing (1729-81) who believed in free speech and in a methodical criticism of religion, without being a free-thinker; H. S. Reimarus (1694-1768) who expounded a naturalistic philosophy and denied the supernatural origin of Christianity; Moses Mendelssohn (1729-86) who endeavoured to mitigate prejudices and developed a popular common-sense philosophy; Chr. Wolff (1679-1754), J. A. Eberhard (1739-1809) who followed the Leibnizian rationalism and criticized unsuccessfully Kant and Fichte; and J. G. Herder (1744-1803) who was best as an interpreter of others, but whose intuitional suggestions have borne fruit in the organic correlation of the sciences, and in questions of language in relation to human nature and to national character. The works of Kant and Goethe mark the culmination of the German Enlightenment. Cf. J. G. Hibben, Philosophy of the Enlightenment, 1910. --T.G. Augustinianism: The thought of St. Augustine of Hippo, and of his followers. Born in 354 at Tagaste in N. Africa, A. studied rhetoric in Carthage, taught that subject there and in Rome and Milan. Attracted successively to Manicheanism, Scepticism, and Neo-Platontsm, A. eventually found intellectual and moral peace with his conversion to Christianity in his thirty-fourth year. Returning to Africa, he established numerous monasteries, became a priest in 391, Bishop of Hippo in 395. Augustine wrote much: On Free Choice, Confessions, Literal Commentary on Genesis, On the Trinity, and City of God, are his most noted works. He died in 430.   St. Augustine's characteristic method, an inward empiricism which has little in common with later variants, starts from things without, proceeds within to the self, and moves upwards to God. These three poles of the Augustinian dialectic are polarized by his doctrine of moderate illuminism. An ontological illumination is required to explain the metaphysical structure of things. The truth of judgment demands a noetic illumination. A moral illumination is necessary in the order of willing; and so, too, an lllumination of art in the aesthetic order. Other illuminations which transcend the natural order do not come within the scope of philosophy; they provide the wisdoms of theology and mysticism. Every being is illuminated ontologically by number, form, unity and its derivatives, and order. A thing is what it is, in so far as it is more or less flooded by the light of these ontological constituents.   Sensation is necessary in order to know material substances. There is certainly an action of the external object on the body and a corresponding passion of the body, but, as the soul is superior to the body and can suffer nothing from its inferior, sensation must be an action, not a passion, of the soul. Sensation takes place only when the observing soul, dynamically on guard throughout the body, is vitally attentive to the changes suffered by the body. However, an adequate basis for the knowledge of intellectual truth is not found in sensation alone. In order to know, for example, that a body is multiple, the idea of unity must be present already, otherwise its multiplicity could not be recognized. If numbers are not drawn in by the bodily senses which perceive only the contingent and passing, is the mind the source of the unchanging and necessary truth of numbers? The mind of man is also contingent and mutable, and cannot give what it does not possess. As ideas are not innate, nor remembered from a previous existence of the soul, they can be accounted for only by an immutable source higher than the soul. In so far as man is endowed with an intellect, he is a being naturally illuminated by God, Who may be compared to an intelligible sun. The human intellect does not create the laws of thought; it finds them and submits to them. The immediate intuition of these normative rules does not carry any content, thus any trace of ontologism is avoided.   Things have forms because they have numbers, and they have being in so far as they possess form. The sufficient explanation of all formable, and hence changeable, things is an immutable and eternal form which is unrestricted in time and space. The forms or ideas of all things actually existing in the world are in the things themselves (as rationes seminales) and in the Divine Mind (as rationes aeternae). Nothing could exist without unity, for to be is no other than to be one. There is a unity proper to each level of being, a unity of the material individual and species, of the soul, and of that union of souls in the love of the same good, which union constitutes the city. Order, also, is ontologically imbibed by all beings. To tend to being is to tend to order; order secures being, disorder leads to non-being. Order is the distribution which allots things equal and unequal each to its own place and integrates an ensemble of parts in accordance with an end. Hence, peace is defined as the tranquillity of order. Just as things have their being from their forms, the order of parts, and their numerical relations, so too their beauty is not something superadded, but the shining out of all their intelligible co-ingredients.   S. Aurelii Augustini, Opera Omnia, Migne, PL 32-47; (a critical edition of some works will be found in the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, Vienna). Gilson, E., Introd. a l'etude de s. Augustin, (Paris, 1931) contains very good bibliography up to 1927, pp. 309-331. Pope, H., St. Augustine of Hippo, (London, 1937). Chapman, E., St. Augustine's Philos. of Beauty, (N. Y., 1939). Figgis, J. N., The Political Aspects of St. Augustine's "City of God", (London, 1921). --E.C. Authenticity: In a general sense, genuineness, truth according to its title. It involves sometimes a direct and personal characteristic (Whitehead speaks of "authentic feelings").   This word also refers to problems of fundamental criticism involving title, tradition, authorship and evidence. These problems are vital in theology, and basic in scholarship with regard to the interpretation of texts and doctrines. --T.G. Authoritarianism: That theory of knowledge which maintains that the truth of any proposition is determined by the fact of its having been asserted by a certain esteemed individual or group of individuals. Cf. H. Newman, Grammar of Assent; C. S. Peirce, "Fixation of Belief," in Chance, Love and Logic, ed. M. R. Cohen. --A.C.B. Autistic thinking: Absorption in fanciful or wishful thinking without proper control by objective or factual material; day dreaming; undisciplined imagination. --A.C.B. Automaton Theory: Theory that a living organism may be considered a mere machine. See Automatism. Automatism: (Gr. automatos, self-moving) (a) In metaphysics: Theory that animal and human organisms are automata, that is to say, are machines governed by the laws of physics and mechanics. Automatism, as propounded by Descartes, considered the lower animals to be pure automata (Letter to Henry More, 1649) and man a machine controlled by a rational soul (Treatise on Man). Pure automatism for man as well as animals is advocated by La Mettrie (Man, a Machine, 1748). During the Nineteenth century, automatism, combined with epiphenomenalism, was advanced by Hodgson, Huxley and Clifford. (Cf. W. James, The Principles of Psychology, Vol. I, ch. V.) Behaviorism, of the extreme sort, is the most recent version of automatism (See Behaviorism).   (b) In psychology: Psychological automatism is the performance of apparently purposeful actions, like automatic writing without the superintendence of the conscious mind. L. C. Rosenfield, From Beast Machine to Man Machine, N. Y., 1941. --L.W. Automatism, Conscious: The automatism of Hodgson, Huxley, and Clifford which considers man a machine to which mind or consciousness is superadded; the mind of man is, however, causally ineffectual. See Automatism; Epiphenomenalism. --L.W. Autonomy: (Gr. autonomia, independence) Freedom consisting in self-determination and independence of all external constraint. See Freedom. Kant defines autonomy of the will as subjection of the will to its own law, the categorical imperative, in contrast to heteronomy, its subjection to a law or end outside the rational will. (Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, § 2.) --L.W. Autonomy of ethics: A doctrine, usually propounded by intuitionists, that ethics is not a part of, and cannot be derived from, either metaphysics or any of the natural or social sciences. See Intuitionism, Metaphysical ethics, Naturalistic ethics. --W.K.F. Autonomy of the will: (in Kant's ethics) The freedom of the rational will to legislate to itself, which constitutes the basis for the autonomy of the moral law. --P.A.S. Autonymy: In the terminology introduced by Carnap, a word (phrase, symbol, expression) is autonymous if it is used as a name for itself --for the geometric shape, sound, etc. which it exemplifies, or for the word as a historical and grammatical unit. Autonymy is thus the same as the Scholastic suppositio matertalis (q. v.), although the viewpoint is different. --A.C. Autotelic: (from Gr. autos, self, and telos, end) Said of any absorbing activity engaged in for its own sake (cf. German Selbstzweck), such as higher mathematics, chess, etc. In aesthetics, applied to creative art and play which lack any conscious reference to the accomplishment of something useful. In the view of some, it may constitute something beneficent in itself of which the person following his art impulse (q.v.) or playing is unaware, thus approaching a heterotelic (q.v.) conception. --K.F.L. Avenarius, Richard: (1843-1896) German philosopher who expressed his thought in an elaborate and novel terminology in the hope of constructing a symbolic language for philosophy, like that of mathematics --the consequence of his Spinoza studies. As the most influential apostle of pure experience, the posltivistic motive reaches in him an extreme position. Insisting on the biologic and economic function of thought, he thought the true method of science is to cure speculative excesses by a return to pure experience devoid of all assumptions. Philosophy is the scientific effort to exclude from knowledge all ideas not included in the given. Its task is to expel all extraneous elements in the given. His uncritical use of the category of the given and the nominalistic view that logical relations are created rather than discovered by thought, leads him to banish not only animism but also all of the categories, substance, causality, etc., as inventions of the mind. Explaining the evolution and devolution of the problematization and deproblematization of numerous ideas, and aiming to give the natural history of problems, Avenarius sought to show physiologically, psychologically and historically under what conditions they emerge, are challenged and are solved. He hypothesized a System C, a bodily and central nervous system upon which consciousness depends. R-values are the stimuli received from the world of objects. E-values are the statements of experience. The brain changes that continually oscillate about an ideal point of balance are termed Vitalerhaltungsmaximum. The E-values are differentiated into elements, to which the sense-perceptions or the content of experience belong, and characters, to which belongs everything which psychology describes as feelings and attitudes. Avenarius describes in symbolic form a series of states from balance to balance, termed vital series, all describing a series of changes in System C. Inequalities in the vital balance give rise to vital differences. According to his theory there are two vital series. It assumes a series of brain changes because parallel series of conscious states can be observed. The independent vital series are physical, and the dependent vital series are psychological. The two together are practically covariants. In the case of a process as a dependent vital series three stages can be noted: first, the appearance of the problem, expressed as strain, restlessness, desire, fear, doubt, pain, repentance, delusion; the second, the continued effort and struggle to solve the problem; and finally, the appearance of the solution, characterized by abating anxiety, a feeling of triumph and enjoyment.   Corresponding to these three stages of the dependent series are three stages of the independent series: the appearance of the vital difference and a departure from balance in the System C, the continuance with an approximate vital difference, and lastly, the reduction of the vital difference to zero, the return to stability. By making room for dependent and independent experiences, he showed that physics regards experience as independent of the experiencing indlvidual, and psychology views experience as dependent upon the individual. He greatly influenced Mach and James (q.v.). See Avenarius, Empirio-criticism, Experience, pure. Main works: Kritik der reinen Erfahrung; Der menschliche Weltbegriff. --H.H. Averroes: (Mohammed ibn Roshd) Known to the Scholastics as The Commentator, and mentioned as the author of il gran commento by Dante (Inf. IV. 68) he was born 1126 at Cordova (Spain), studied theology, law, medicine, mathematics, and philosophy, became after having been judge in Sevilla and Cordova, physician to the khalifah Jaqub Jusuf, and charged with writing a commentary on the works of Aristotle. Al-mansur, Jusuf's successor, deprived him of his place because of accusations of unorthodoxy. He died 1198 in Morocco. Averroes is not so much an original philosopher as the author of a minute commentary on the whole works of Aristotle. His procedure was imitated later by Aquinas. In his interpretation of Aristotelian metaphysics Averroes teaches the coeternity of a universe created ex nihilo. This doctrine formed together with the notion of a numerical unity of the active intellect became one of the controversial points in the discussions between the followers of Albert-Thomas and the Latin Averroists. Averroes assumed that man possesses only a disposition for receiving the intellect coming from without; he identifies this disposition with the possible intellect which thus is not truly intellectual by nature. The notion of one intellect common to all men does away with the doctrine of personal immortality. Another doctrine which probably was emphasized more by the Latin Averroists (and by the adversaries among Averroes' contemporaries) is the famous statement about "two-fold truth", viz. that a proposition may be theologically true and philosophically false and vice versa. Averroes taught that religion expresses the (higher) philosophical truth by means of religious imagery; the "two-truth notion" came apparently into the Latin text through a misinterpretation on the part of the translators. The works of Averroes were one of the main sources of medieval Aristotelianlsm, before and even after the original texts had been translated. The interpretation the Latin Averroists found in their texts of the "Commentator" spread in spite of opposition and condemnation. See Averroism, Latin. Averroes, Opera, Venetiis, 1553. M. Horten, Die Metaphysik des Averroes, 1912. P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme Latin, 2d ed., Louvain, 1911. --R.A. Averroism, Latin: The commentaries on Aristotle written by Averroes (Ibn Roshd) in the 12th century became known to the Western scholars in translations by Michael Scottus, Hermannus Alemannus, and others at the beginning of the 13th century. Many works of Aristotle were also known first by such translations from Arabian texts, though there existed translations from the Greek originals at the same time (Grabmann). The Averroistic interpretation of Aristotle was held to be the true one by many; but already Albert the Great pointed out several notions which he felt to be incompatible with the principles of Christian philosophy, although he relied for the rest on the "Commentator" and apparently hardly used any other text. Aquinas, basing his studies mostly on a translation from the Greek texts, procured for him by William of Moerbecke, criticized the Averroistic interpretation in many points. But the teachings of the Commentator became the foundation for a whole school of philosophers, represented first by the Faculty of Arts at Paris. The most prominent of these scholars was Siger of Brabant. The philosophy of these men was condemned on March 7th, 1277 by Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris, after a first condemnation of Aristotelianism in 1210 had gradually come to be neglected. The 219 theses condemned in 1277, however, contain also some of Aquinas which later were generally recognized an orthodox. The Averroistic propositions which aroused the criticism of the ecclesiastic authorities and which had been opposed with great energy by Albert and Thomas refer mostly to the following points: The co-eternity of the created word; the numerical identity of the intellect in all men, the so-called two-fold-truth theory stating that a proposition may be philosophically true although theologically false. Regarding the first point Thomas argued that there is no philosophical proof, either for the co-eternity or against it; creation is an article of faith. The unity of intellect was rejected as incompatible with the true notion of person and with personal immortality. It is doubtful whether Averroes himself held the two-truths theory; it was, however, taught by the Latin Averroists who, notwithstanding the opposition of the Church and the Thomistic philosophers, gained a great influence and soon dominated many universities, especially in Italy. Thomas and his followers were convinced that they interpreted Aristotle correctly and that the Averroists were wrong; one has, however, to admit that certain passages in Aristotle allow for the Averroistic interpretation, especially in regard to the theory of intellect.   Lit.: P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme Latin au XIIIe Siecle, 2d. ed. Louvain, 1911; M. Grabmann, Forschungen über die lateinischen Aristotelesübersetzungen des XIII. Jahrhunderts, Münster 1916 (Beitr. z. Gesch. Phil. d. MA. Vol. 17, H. 5-6). --R.A. Avesta: See Zendavesta. Avicehron: (or Avencebrol, Salomon ibn Gabirol) The first Jewish philosopher in Spain, born in Malaga 1020, died about 1070, poet, philosopher, and moralist. His main work, Fons vitae, became influential and was much quoted by the Scholastics. It has been preserved only in the Latin translation by Gundissalinus. His doctrine of a spiritual substance individualizing also the pure spirits or separate forms was opposed by Aquinas already in his first treatise De ente, but found favor with the medieval Augustinians also later in the 13th century. He also teaches the necessity of a mediator between God and the created world; such a mediator he finds in the Divine Will proceeding from God and creating, conserving, and moving the world. His cosmogony shows a definitely Neo-Platonic shade and assumes a series of emanations. Cl. Baeumker, Avencebrolis Fons vitae. Beitr. z. Gesch. d. Philos. d. MA. 1892-1895, Vol. I. Joh. Wittman, Die Stellung des hl. Thomas von Aquino zu Avencebrol, ibid. 1900. Vol. III. --R.A. Avicenna: (Abu Ali al Hosain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina) Born 980 in the country of Bocchara, began to write in young years, left more than 100 works, taught in Ispahan, was physician to several Persian princes, and died at Hamadan in 1037. His fame as physician survived his influence as philosopher in the Occident. His medical works were printed still in the 17th century. His philosophy is contained in 18 vols. of a comprehensive encyclopedia, following the tradition of Al Kindi and Al Farabi. Logic, Physics, Mathematics and Metaphysics form the parts of this work. His philosophy is Aristotelian with noticeable Neo-Platonic influences. His doctrine of the universal existing ante res in God, in rebus as the universal nature of the particulars, and post res in the human mind by way of abstraction became a fundamental thesis of medieval Aristotelianism. He sharply distinguished between the logical and the ontological universal, denying to the latter the true nature of form in the composite. The principle of individuation is matter, eternally existent. Latin translations attributed to Avicenna the notion that existence is an accident to essence (see e.g. Guilelmus Parisiensis, De Universo). The process adopted by Avicenna was one of paraphrasis of the Aristotelian texts with many original thoughts interspersed. His works were translated into Latin by Dominicus Gundissalinus (Gondisalvi) with the assistance of Avendeath ibn Daud. This translation started, when it became more generally known, the "revival of Aristotle" at the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century. Albert the Great and Aquinas professed, notwithstanding their critical attitude, a great admiration for Avicenna whom the Arabs used to call the "third Aristotle". But in the Orient, Avicenna's influence declined soon, overcome by the opposition of the orthodox theologians. Avicenna, Opera, Venetiis, 1495; l508; 1546. M. Horten, Das Buch der Genesung der Seele, eine philosophische Enzyklopaedie Avicenna's; XIII. Teil: Die Metaphysik. Halle a. S. 1907-1909. R. de Vaux, Notes et textes sur l'Avicennisme Latin, Bibl. Thomiste XX, Paris, 1934. --R.A. Avidya: (Skr.) Nescience; ignorance; the state of mind unaware of true reality; an equivalent of maya (q.v.); also a condition of pure awareness prior to the universal process of evolution through gradual differentiation into the elements and factors of knowledge. --K.F.L. Avyakta: (Skr.) "Unmanifest", descriptive of or standing for brahman (q.v.) in one of its or "his" aspects, symbolizing the superabundance of the creative principle, or designating the condition of the universe not yet become phenomenal (aja, unborn). --K.F.L. Awareness: Consciousness considered in its aspect of act; an act of attentive awareness such as the sensing of a color patch or the feeling of pain is distinguished from the content attended to, the sensed color patch, the felt pain. The psychologlcal theory of intentional act was advanced by F. Brentano (Psychologie vom empirischen Standpunkte) and received its epistemological development by Meinong, Husserl, Moore, Laird and Broad. See Intentionalism. --L.W. Axiological: (Ger. axiologisch) In Husserl: Of or pertaining to value or theory of value (the latter term understood as including disvalue and value-indifference). --D.C. Axiological ethics: Any ethics which makes the theory of obligation entirely dependent on the theory of value, by making the determination of the rightness of an action wholly dependent on a consideration of the value or goodness of something, e.g. the action itself, its motive, or its consequences, actual or probable. Opposed to deontological ethics. See also teleological ethics. --W.K.F. Axiologic Realism: In metaphysics, theory that value as well as logic, qualities as well as relations, have their being and exist external to the mind and independently of it. Applicable to the philosophy of many though not all realists in the history of philosophy, from Plato to G. E. Moore, A. N. Whitehead, and N, Hartmann. --J.K.F. Axiology: (Gr. axios, of like value, worthy, and logos, account, reason, theory). Modern term for theory of value (the desired, preferred, good), investigation of its nature, criteria, and metaphysical status. Had its rise in Plato's theory of Forms or Ideas (Idea of the Good); was developed in Aristotle's Organon, Ethics, Poetics, and Metaphysics (Book Lambda). Stoics and Epicureans investigated the summum bonum. Christian philosophy (St. Thomas) built on Aristotle's identification of highest value with final cause in God as "a living being, eternal, most good."   In modern thought, apart from scholasticism and the system of Spinoza (Ethica, 1677), in which values are metaphysically grounded, the various values were investigated in separate sciences, until Kant's Critiques, in which the relations of knowledge to moral, aesthetic, and religious values were examined. In Hegel's idealism, morality, art, religion, and philosophy were made the capstone of his dialectic. R. H. Lotze "sought in that which should be the ground of that which is" (Metaphysik, 1879). Nineteenth century evolutionary theory, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and economics subjected value experience to empirical analysis, and stress was again laid on the diversity and relativity of value phenomena rather than on their unity and metaphysical nature. F. Nietzsche's Also Sprach Zarathustra (1883-1885) and Zur Genealogie der Moral (1887) aroused new interest in the nature of value. F. Brentano, Vom Ursprung sittlicher Erkenntnis (1889), identified value with love.   In the twentieth century the term axiology was apparently first applied by Paul Lapie (Logique de la volonte, 1902) and E. von Hartmann (Grundriss der Axiologie, 1908). Stimulated by Ehrenfels (System der Werttheorie, 1897), Meinong (Psychologisch-ethische Untersuchungen zur Werttheorie, 1894-1899), and Simmel (Philosophie des Geldes, 1900). W. M. Urban wrote the first systematic treatment of axiology in English (Valuation, 1909), phenomenological in method under J. M. Baldwin's influence. Meanwhile H. Münsterberg wrote a neo-Fichtean system of values (The Eternal Values, 1909).   Among important recent contributions are: B. Bosanquet, The Principle of Individuality and Value (1912), a free reinterpretation of Hegelianism; W. R. Sorley, Moral Values and the Idea of God (1918, 1921), defending a metaphysical theism; S. Alexander, Space, Time, and Deity (1920), realistic and naturalistic; N. Hartmann, Ethik (1926), detailed analysis of types and laws of value; R. B. Perry's magnum opus, General Theory of Value (1926), "its meaning and basic principles construed in terms of interest"; and J. Laird, The Idea of Value (1929), noteworthy for historical exposition. A naturalistic theory has been developed by J. Dewey (Theory of Valuation, 1939), for which "not only is science itself a value . . . but it is the supreme means of the valid determination of all valuations." A. J. Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic (1936) expounds the view of logical positivism that value is "nonsense." J. Hessen, Wertphilosophie (1937), provides an account of recent German axiology from a neo-scholastic standpoint.   The problems of axiology fall into four main groups, namely, those concerning (1) the nature of value, (2) the types of value, (3) the criterion of value, and (4) the metaphysical status of value.   (1) The nature of value experience. Is valuation fulfillment of desire (voluntarism: Spinoza, Ehrenfels), pleasure (hedonism: Epicurus, Bentham, Meinong), interest (Perry), preference (Martineau), pure rational will (formalism: Stoics, Kant, Royce), apprehension of tertiary qualities (Santayana), synoptic experience of the unity of personality (personalism: T. H. Green, Bowne), any experience that contributes to enhanced life (evolutionism: Nietzsche), or "the relation of things as means to the end or consequence actually reached" (pragmatism, instrumentalism: Dewey).   (2) The types of value. Most axiologists distinguish between intrinsic (consummatory) values (ends), prized for their own sake, and instrumental (contributory) values (means), which are causes (whether as economic goods or as natural events) of intrinsic values. Most intrinsic values are also instrumental to further value experience; some instrumental values are neutral or even disvaluable intrinsically. Commonly recognized as intrinsic values are the (morally) good, the true, the beautiful, and the holy. Values of play, of work, of association, and of bodily well-being are also acknowledged. Some (with Montague) question whether the true is properly to be regarded as a value, since some truth is disvaluable, some neutral; but love of truth, regardless of consequences, seems to establish the value of truth. There is disagreement about whether the holy (religious value) is a unique type (Schleiermacher, Otto), or an attitude toward other values (Kant, Höffding), or a combination of the two (Hocking). There is also disagreement about whether the variety of values is irreducible (pluralism) or whether all values are rationally related in a hierarchy or system (Plato, Hegel, Sorley), in which values interpenetrate or coalesce into a total experience.   (3) The criterion of value. The standard for testing values is influenced by both psychological and logical theory. Hedonists find the standard in the quantity of pleasure derived by the individual (Aristippus) or society (Bentham). Intuitionists appeal to an ultimate insight into preference (Martineau, Brentano). Some idealists recognize an objective system of rational norms or ideals as criterion (Plato, Windelband), while others lay more stress on rational wholeness and coherence (Hegel, Bosanquet, Paton) or inclusiveness (T. H. Green). Naturalists find biological survival or adjustment (Dewey) to be the standard. Despite differences, there is much in common in the results of the application of these criteria.   (4) The metaphysical status of value. What is the relation of values to the facts investigated by natural science (Koehler), of Sein to Sollen (Lotze, Rickert), of human experience of value to reality independent of man (Hegel, Pringle-Pattlson, Spaulding)? There are three main answers:   subjectivism (value is entirely dependent on and relative to human experience of it: so most hedonists, naturalists, positivists);   logical objectivism (values are logical essences or subsistences, independent of their being known, yet with no existential status or action in reality);   metaphysical objectivism (values   --or norms or ideals   --are integral, objective, and active constituents of the metaphysically real: so theists, absolutists, and certain realists and naturalists like S. Alexander and Wieman). --E.S.B. Axiom: See Mathematics. Axiomatic method: That method of constructing a deductive system consisting of deducing by specified rules all statements of the system save a given few from those given few, which are regarded as axioms or postulates of the system. See Mathematics. --C.A.B. Ayam atma brahma: (Skr.) "This self is brahman", famous quotation from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad 2.5.19, one of many alluding to the central theme of the Upanishads, i.e., the identity of the human and divine or cosmic. --K.F.L.

avouch ::: v. t. --> To appeal to; to cite or claim as authority.
To maintain a just or true; to vouch for.
To declare or assert positively and as matter of fact; to affirm openly.
To acknowledge deliberately; to admit; to confess; to sanction. ::: n.

avowed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Avow ::: a. --> Openly acknowledged or declared; admitted.

admit ::: 1. To allow to enter, let in, receive (a person or thing). 2. Fig. To allow a matter to enter into any relation to action or thought. 3. To accept as true, or as a fact, to acknowledge, concede. 4. To allow, permit, grant. admits, admitted, admitting.

admittable ::: a. --> Admissible.

admittance ::: n. --> The act of admitting.
Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; also, actual entrance; reception.
Concession; admission; allowance; as, the admittance of an argument.
The act of giving possession of a copyhold estate.

admittatur ::: n. --> The certificate of admission given in some American colleges.

admitted ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Admit ::: a. --> Received as true or valid; acknowledged.

admittedly ::: adv. --> Confessedly.

admitter ::: n. --> One who admits.

admitting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Admit

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

bailable ::: a. --> Having the right or privilege of being admitted to bail, upon bond with sureties; -- used of persons.
Admitting of bail; as, a bailable offense.
That can be delivered in trust; as, bailable goods.

barrister ::: n. --> Counselor at law; a counsel admitted to plead at the bar, and undertake the public trial of causes, as distinguished from an attorney or solicitor. See Attorney.

believer ::: n. --> One who believes; one who is persuaded of the truth or reality of some doctrine, person, or thing.
One who gives credit to the truth of the Scriptures, as a revelation from God; a Christian; -- in a more restricted sense, one who receives Christ as his Savior, and accepts the way of salvation unfolded in the gospel.
One who was admitted to all the rights of divine worship and instructed in all the mysteries of the Christian religion, in

Bennett and Baylis, Formal Logic, New York. 1937: 6. THEORY OF TYPES. In the functional calculus of first order, variables which appear as arguments of propositional functions or which are bound by quantifiers must be variables which are restricted to a certain limited range, the kinds of propositions about propositional functions which cannot be expressed in the calculus. The uncritical attempt to remove this restriction, by introducing variables of unlimited range (the range covering both non-functions and functions of whatever kind) and modifying accordingly the definition of a formula and the lists of primitive formulas and primitive rules of inference, leads to a system which is formally inconsistent through the possibility of deriving in it certain of the logical paradoxes (q. v.). The functional calculus of first order may, however, be extended in another way, which involves separating propositional functions into a certain array of categories (the hierarchy of types), excluding. propositional functions which do not fall into one of these categories, and -- besides propositional and individual variables -- admitting only variables having a particular one of these categories as range.

Bhasya: (Skr. speaking) Commentary. Bheda: (Skr. different, distinct) Non-identity, particularly in reference to any philosophy of dualism which recognizes the existence of two opposed principles or admits of a difference between the essentially human and the Absolute. -- K.F.L.

Bhedabheda: (Skr. "different [yet] not different") A philosophy admitting the point of view of bheda (s.v.) as well as that of abheda (s.v.), depending on the mental and spiritual attainment of the person. -- K.F.L.

bitter ::: 1. Having or being a taste that is sharp, acrid, and unpleasant. 2. Difficult or distasteful to accept, admit; bear or endure. 3. Proceeding from or exhibiting strong animosity. 4. Causing a sharply unpleasant, painful, or stinging sensation; harsh; severe. bitterness.

bug "programming" An unwanted and unintended property of a {program} or piece of {hardware}, especially one that causes it to malfunction. Antonym of {feature}. E.g. "There's a bug in the editor: it writes things out backward." The identification and removal of bugs in a program is called "{debugging}". Admiral {Grace Hopper} (an early computing pioneer better known for inventing {COBOL}) liked to tell a story in which a technician solved a {glitch} in the {Harvard Mark II machine} by pulling an actual insect out from between the contacts of one of its relays, and she subsequently promulgated {bug} in its hackish sense as a joke about the incident (though, as she was careful to admit, she was not there when it happened). For many years the logbook associated with the incident and the actual bug in question (a moth) sat in a display case at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC). The entire story, with a picture of the logbook and the moth taped into it, is recorded in the "Annals of the History of Computing", Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 1981), pp. 285--286. The text of the log entry (from September 9, 1947), reads "1545 Relay

Cartesianism: The philosophy of the French thinker, Rene Descartes (Cartesius) 1596-1650. After completing his formal education at the Jesuit College at La Fleche, he spent the years 1612-1621 in travel and military service. The reminder of his life was devoted to study and writing. He died in Sweden, where he had gone in 1649 to tutor Queen Christina. His principal works are: Discours de la methode, (preface to his Geometric, Meteores, Dieptrique) Meditationes de prima philosophia, Principia philosophiae, Passions de l'ame, Regulae ad directionem ingenii, Le monde. Descartes is justly regarded as one of the founders of modern epistemology. Dissatisfied with the lack of agreement among philosophers, he decided that philosophy needed a new method, that of mathematics. He began by resolving to doubt everything which could not pass the test of his criterion of truth, viz. the clearness and distinctness of ideas. Anything which could pass this test was to be readmitted as self-evident. From self-evident truths, he deduced other truths which logically follow from them. Three kinds of ideas were distinguished: innate, by which he seems to mean little more than the mental power to think things or thoughts; adventitious, which come to him from without; factitious, produced within his own mind. He found most difficulty with the second type of ideas. The first reality discovered through his method is the thinking self. Though he might doubt nearly all else, Descartes could not reasonably doubt that he, who was thinking, existed as a res cogitans. This is the intuition enunciated in the famous aphorism: I think, therefore I am, Cogito ergo sum. This is not offered by Descartes as a compressed syllogism, but as an immediate intuition of his own thinking mind. Another reality, whose existence was obvious to Descartes, was God, the Supreme Being. Though he offered several proofs of the Divine Existence, he was convinced that he knew this also by an innate idea, and so, clearly and distinctly. But he did not find any clear ideas of an extra-mental, bodily world. He suspected its existence, but logical demonstration was needed to establish this truth. His adventitious ideas carry the vague suggestion that they are caused by bodies in an external world. By arguing that God would be a deceiver, in allowing him to think that bodies exist if they do not, he eventually convinced himself of the reality of bodies, his own and others. There are, then, three kinds of substance according to Descartes: Created spirits, i.e. the finite soul-substance of each man: these are immaterial agencies capable of performing spiritual operations, loosely united with bodies, but not extended since thought is their very essence. Uncreated Spirit, i.e. God, confined neither to space nor time, All-Good and All-Powerful, though his Existence can be known clearly, his Nature cannot be known adequately by men on earth, He is the God of Christianity, Creator, Providence and Final Cause of the universe. Bodies, i.e. created, physical substances existing independently of human thought and having as their chief attribute, extension. Cartesian physics regards bodies as the result of the introduction of "vortices", i.e. whorls of motion, into extension. Divisibility, figurability and mobility, are the notes of extension, which appears to be little more thin what Descartes' Scholastic teachers called geometrical space. God is the First Cause of all motion in the physical universe, which is conceived as a mechanical system operated by its Maker. Even the bodies of animals are automata. Sensation is the critical problem in Cartesian psychology; it is viewed by Descartes as a function of the soul, but he was never able to find a satisfactory explanation of the apparent fact that the soul is moved by the body when sensation occurs. The theory of animal spirits provided Descartes with a sort of bridge between mind and matter, since these spirits are supposed to be very subtle matter, halfway, as it were, between thought and extension in their nature. However, this theory of sensation is the weakest link in the Cartesian explanation of cognition. Intellectual error is accounted for by Descartes in his theory of assent, which makes judgment an act of free will. Where the will over-reaches the intellect, judgment may be false. That the will is absolutely free in man, capable even of choosing what is presented by the intellect as the less desirable of two alternatives, is probably a vestige of Scotism retained from his college course in Scholasticism. Common-sense and moderation are the keynotes of Descartes' famous rules for the regulation of his own conduct during his nine years of methodic doubt, and this ethical attitude continued throughout his life. He believed that man is responsible ultimately to God for the courses of action that he may choose. He admitted that conflicts may occur between human passions and human reason. A virtuous life is made possible by the knowledge of what is right and the consequent control of the lower tendencies of human nature. Six primary passions are described by Descartes wonder, love, hatred, desire, joy and sorrow. These are passive states of consciousness, partly caused by the body, acting through the animal spirits, and partly caused by the soul. Under rational control, they enable the soul to will what is good for the body. Descartes' terminology suggests that there are psychological faculties, but he insists that these powers are not really distinct from the soul itself, which is man's sole psychic agency. Descartes was a practical Catholic all his life and he tried to develop proofs of the existence of God, an explanation of the Eucharist, of the nature of religious faith, and of the operation of Divine Providence, using his philosophy as the basis for a new theology. This attempted theology has not found favor with Catholic theologians in general.

catechumen ::: L. catechunenus, Gr. --> One who is receiving rudimentary instruction in the doctrines of Christianity; a neophyte; in the primitive church, one officially recognized as a Christian, and admitted to instruction preliminary to admission to full membership in the church.

categorical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a category.
Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; express; as, a categorical proposition, or answer.

Categorical Imperative: (Kant. Ger. kategorischer Imperativ) The supreme, absolute moral law of rational, self-determining beings. Distinguished from hypothetical or conditional imperatives which admit of exceptions. Kant formulated the categorical imperative as follows "Act on maxims which can at the same time have for their object themselves as universal laws of nature." See Kantianism. -- O.F.K.

chockablock ::: a. --> Hoisted as high as the tackle will admit; brought close together, as the two blocks of a tackle in hoisting.

civilize ::: v. t. --> To reclaim from a savage state; to instruct in the rules and customs of civilization; to educate; to refine.
To admit as suitable to a civilized state.

classificatory ::: a. --> Pertaining to classification; admitting of classification.

clergyable ::: a. --> Entitled to, or admitting, the benefit of clergy; as, a clergyable felony.

comparison ::: n. --> The act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate.
The state of being compared; a relative estimate; also, a state, quality, or relation, admitting of being compared; as, to bring a thing into comparison with another; there is no comparison between them.
That to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as

concede ::: v. t. --> To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question.
To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.
To admit to be true; to acknowledge. ::: v. i.

Concomitance: (Latin concomitantia, accompaniment), literally the act or state of being associated, the term has received wide currency in logic, particularly since John Stuart Mill clearly formulated the method of concomitant variations, as the concurrent existence, appearance or disappearance of certain characters which, under circumstances, admit but do not necessarily postulate causal interrelatedness. -- K.F.L.

confess ::: to admit as true. confessed.

confess ::: v. t. --> To make acknowledgment or avowal in a matter pertaining to one&

confirmation ::: n. --> The act of confirming or strengthening; the act of establishing, ratifying, or sanctioning; as, the confirmation of an appointment.
That which confirms; that which gives new strength or assurance; as to a statement or belief; additional evidence; proof; convincing testimony.
A rite supplemental to baptism, by which a person is admitted, through the laying on of the hands of a bishop, to the full

controvertible ::: a. --> Capable of being controverted; disputable; admitting of question.

cornea ::: n. --> The transparent part of the coat of the eyeball which covers the iris and pupil and admits light to the interior. See Eye.

\-crsaliscd consciousness, be aware of their movements, live in harmony with them in the Divine All, but not allow or call their presence within the personal aJhira. Very often that leads to (fitf invasion of the consciousness by vital powers or presences which assume the forms of those who are so admitted >— and that is most undesirable.

curable ::: v. t. --> Capable of being cured; admitting remedy.

datum ::: n. --> Something given or admitted; a fact or principle granted; that upon which an inference or an argument is based; -- used chiefly in the plural.
The quantities or relations which are assumed to be given in any problem.

deacon ::: n. --> An officer in Christian churches appointed to perform certain subordinate duties varying in different communions. In the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches, a person admitted to the lowest order in the ministry, subordinate to the bishops and priests. In Presbyterian churches, he is subordinate to the minister and elders, and has charge of certain duties connected with the communion service and the care of the poor. In Congregational churches, he is subordinate to the pastor, and has duties as in the Presbyterian church.

declinable ::: a. --> Capable of being declined; admitting of declension or inflection; as, declinable parts of speech.

defeatist ::: marked by the attitude of one who admits, expects, or no longer resists defeat, as because of a conviction that further struggle or effort is futile.

denial ::: n. --> The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; -- the contrary of affirmation.
A refusal to admit the truth of a statement, charge, imputation, etc.; assertion of the untruth of a thing stated or maintained; a contradiction.
A refusal to grant; rejection of a request.
A refusal to acknowledge; disclaimer of connection with; disavowal; -- the contrary of confession; as, the denial of a fault

denizen ::: n. --> A dweller; an inhabitant.
One who is admitted by favor to all or a part of the rights of citizenship, where he did not possess them by birth; an adopted or naturalized citizen.
One admitted to residence in a foreign country. ::: v. t.

deny ::: v. t. --> To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; -- opposed to affirm, allow, or admit.
To refuse (to do something or to accept something); to reject; to decline; to renounce.
To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or yield to; as, to deny a request.
To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.

descendible ::: a. --> Admitting descent; capable of being descended.
That may descend from an ancestor to an heir.

Determination: (Lat. determinare, to limit) The limitation of a reality or thought to a narrower field than its original one. In a monistic philosophy the original, single principle must be considered as narrowed down to various genera and species, and eventually to individual existence if such be admitted, in order to introduce that differentiation of reality which is required in a multiple world. In Platonism, the Forms or Ideas are one for each type of thing but are "determined" to multiple existence by the addition of matter (Timaeus). Neo-Platonism is even more interested in real determination, since the One is the logical antecedent of the Many. Here determination is effected by the introduction of negations, or privations, into successive emanations of the One. With Boethius, mediaeval philosophy became concerned with the determination of being-in-general to an actual manifold of things. In Boethianism there is a fusion of the question of real determination with that of logical limitation of concepts. In modern thought, the problem is acute in Spinozism: universal substance (substantia, natura, Deus) must be reduced to an apparent manifold through attributes, modes to the individual. Determination is said to be by way of negation, according to Spinoza (Epist. 50), and this means that universal substance is in its perfect form indeterminate, but is thought to become determinate by a sort of logical loss of absolute perfection. The theory is brought to an almost absurd simplicity in the Ontology of Chr. Wolff, where being is pictured as successively determined to genera, species and individual. Determination is also an important factor in the developmental theories of Hegel and Bergson. -- V.J.B.

diarthrosis ::: n. --> A form of articulation which admits of considerable motion; a complete joint; abarticulation. See Articulation.

dilatability ::: n. --> The quality of being dilatable, or admitting expansion; -- opposed to contractibility.

disallowance ::: n. --> The act of disallowing; refusal to admit or permit; rejection.

discontinuable ::: a. --> Admitting of being discontinued.

disputeless ::: a. --> Admitting no dispute; incontrovertible.

Divine providence is admitted by all Jewish philosophers, but its extent is a matter of dispute. The conservative thinkers, though admitting the stability of the natural order and even seeing in that order a medium of God's providence, allow greater latitude to the interference of God in the regulation of human events, or even in disturbing the natural order on occasion. In other words, they admit a frequency of miracles. The more liberal, though they do not deny the occurrence of miracles, attempt to limit it, and often rationalize the numerous miraculous events related in the Bible and bring them within the sphere of the rational order. Typical and representative is Maimonides' view of Providence. He limits its extent in the sublunar world to the human genus only on account of its possession of mind. As a result he posits a graded Providence, namely, that the one who is more intellectually perfect receives more attention or special Providence. This theory is also espoused, with certain modifications, by Ibn Daud and Gersonides. Divine providence does by no means impair human freedom, for it is rarely direct, but is exerted through a number of mediate causes, and human choice is one of the causes.

Dnine, refiises to admit them. This is the subjective form of the universal resistance, but it may also take an objective form,

Dogma: The Greek term signified a public ordinance of decree, also an opinion. A present meaning: an established, or generally admitted, philosophic opinion explicitly formulated, in a depreciative sense; one accepted on authority without the support of demonstration or experience. Kant calls a directly synthetical proposition grounded on concepts a dogma which he distinguishes from a mathema, which is a similar proposition effected by a construction of concepts. In the history of Christianity dogmas have come to mean definition of revealed truths proposed by the supreme authority of the Church as articles of faith which must be accepted by all its members. -- J.J.R.

double-entendre ::: n. --> A word or expression admitting of a double interpretation, one of which is often obscure or indelicate.

doubtful ::: a. --> Not settled in opinion; undetermined; wavering; hesitating in belief; also used, metaphorically, of the body when its action is affected by such a state of mind; as, we are doubtful of a fact, or of the propriety of a measure.
Admitting of doubt; not obvious, clear, or certain; questionable; not decided; not easy to be defined, classed, or named; as, a doubtful case, hue, claim, title, species, and the like.
Characterized by ambiguity; dubious; as, a doubtful

drawbridge ::: n. --> A bridge of which either the whole or a part is made to be raised up, let down, or drawn or turned aside, to admit or hinder communication at pleasure, as before the gate of a town or castle, or over a navigable river or canal.

ebony ::: n. --> A hard, heavy, and durable wood, which admits of a fine polish or gloss. The usual color is black, but it also occurs red or green. ::: a. --> Made of ebony, or resembling ebony; black; as, an ebony countenance.

edenized ::: a. --> Admitted to a state of paradisaic happiness.

Empirio-criticism: Avenarius' system of pure experience in which all metaphysical additions are eliminated. Opposed to every form of apriorism, it admits of no basic difference between the psychical and the physical, subject and object, consciousness and being. Knowledge consists in statements about contents which are dependent upon System C in man in the form of experience. Ideal of knowledge is the winning of a purely empirical world conception, removal of every dualism and metaphysical category. -- H.H.

enamel ::: v. t. --> A variety of glass, used in ornament, to cover a surface, as of metal or pottery, and admitting of after decoration in color, or used itself for inlaying or application in varied colors.
A glassy, opaque bead obtained by the blowpipe.
That which is enameled; also, any smooth, glossy surface, resembling enamel, especially if variegated.
The intensely hard calcified tissue entering into the composition of teeth. It merely covers the exposed parts of the teeth

endenizen ::: v. t. --> To admit to the privileges of a denizen; to naturalize.

endure ::: 1. To undergo (hardship, strain, privation, etc.) without yielding; bear. 2. To bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate. 3. To admit of; allow; bear. 4. To continue to exist; last. endures, endured.

enfranchise ::: v. t. --> To set free; to liberate from slavery, prison, or any binding power.
To endow with a franchise; to incorporate into a body politic and thus to invest with civil and political privileges; to admit to the privileges of a freeman.
To receive as denizens; to naturalize; as, to enfranchise foreign words.

entertainment ::: n. --> The act of receiving as host, or of amusing, admitting, or cherishing; hospitable reception; also, reception or treatment, in general.
That which entertains, or with which one is entertained; as: (a) Hospitality; hospitable provision for the wants of a guest; especially, provision for the table; a hospitable repast; a feast; a formal or elegant meal. (b) That which engages the attention agreeably, amuses or diverts, whether in private, as by conversation,

enter ::: v. t. --> To come or go into; to pass into the interior of; to pass within the outer cover or shell of; to penetrate; to pierce; as, to enter a house, a closet, a country, a door, etc.; the river enters the sea.
To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army.
To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc.

equal ::: a. --> Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; -- applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc. ; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.
Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having

equivalent ::: a. --> Equal in wortir or value, force, power, effect, import, and the like; alike in significance and value; of the same import or meaning.
Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; -- applied to magnitudes; as, a square may be equivalent to a triangle.
Contemporaneous in origin; as, the equivalent strata of different countries.

equivocate ::: a. --> To use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express one&

exact ::: 1. Capable of the greatest precision. 2. Precise, as opposed to approximate; neither more nor less. 3. Absolutely accurate or correct in every detail; the same in every detail; precise. 4. Admitting of no deviation, precise, rigorous; strictly regulated.

exclude ::: v. t. --> To shut out; to hinder from entrance or admission; to debar from participation or enjoyment; to deprive of; to except; -- the opposite to admit; as, to exclude a crowd from a room or house; to exclude the light; to exclude one nation from the ports of another; to exclude a taxpayer from the privilege of voting.
To thrust out or eject; to expel; as, to exclude young animals from the womb or from eggs.

exclusive ::: 1. Not admitting of something else. 2. Noting that in which no others have a share.

excuseless ::: a. --> Having no excuse; not admitting of excuse or apology.

excuse ::: v. t. --> To free from accusation, or the imputation of fault or blame; to clear from guilt; to release from a charge; to justify by extenuating a fault; to exculpate; to absolve; to acquit.
To pardon, as a fault; to forgive entirely, or to admit to be little censurable, and to overlook; as, we excuse irregular conduct, when extraordinary circumstances appear to justify it.
To regard with indulgence; to view leniently or to overlook; to pardon.

explicable ::: a. --> Capable of being explicated; that may be explained or accounted for; admitting explanation.

Externalization: (Lat. externus, external from exter, without) The mental act by which sensory data originally considered to be internal arc projected into the external world. See Introjection. The problem of externalization was formulated by Condillac in these words: "If one admits that sensations are only modifications of the mind, how does it come about that the mind apprehends them as objects independent of and external to it." Traite de sensations, Part III. -- L.W.

FAITHFULNESS. ::: To admit and to manifest no other move- ments but only the movements prompted and guided by the

flexible ::: a. --> Capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle.
Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.
Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.

Force can work In you without anything refusing or obstructing her action. If the min d is shut up in its own ideas and refuses to allow her to bring in the Eight and the Truth, if the vital clings to its desires and does not admit the true initiative and impulsions* that the Mother's power brings, if the physical is shut up In its desire habits and inertia and does not allow the Light and Force to enter in it and work, then one is not open. It is not possible to be entirely open all at once in all the mo^’emeots, but there must be a central opening in each part.

gaol ::: a prison, esp. one for the detention of persons awaiting trial or convicted of minor offences. (A variant spelling of jail. In British official use the form with G is still current; in literary and journalistic use both the G and the J form is now admitted as correct; in the U.S. the J form is standard.) gaoled.

ginglymus ::: n. --> A hinge joint; an articulation, admitting of flexion and extension, or motion in two directions only, as the elbow and the ankle.

graduate ::: n. --> To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.
To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale College.
To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by

grant ::: v. t. --> To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.
To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.

Hartmann, Eduard von: (1842-1906) Hybridizing Schopenhauer's voluntarism with Hegel's intellectualism, and stimulated by Schelling, the eclectic v.H. sought to overcome irrationalism and rationalism by postulating the Unconscious, raised into a neutral absolute which has in it both will and idea in co-ordination. Backed by an encyclopaedic knowledge he showed, allegedly inductively, how this generates all values in a conformism or correlationism which circumvents a subjective monistic idealism no less than a phenomenalism by means of a transcendental realism. Writing at a time when vitalists were hard put to be endeavored to synthesize the new natural sciences and teleology by assigning to mechanistic causility a special function in the natural process under a more generalized and deeper purposiveness. Dispensing with a pure rationalism, but without taking refuge in a vital force, v.H. was then able to establish a neo-vitalism. In ethics he transcended an original pessimism, flowing from the admittance of the alogical and dis-teleological, in a qualified optimism founded upon an evolutionary hypothesis which regards nature with its laws subservient to the logical, as a species of the teleological, and to reason which, as product of development, redeems the irrational will once it has been permitted to create a world in which existence means unhappiness.

housing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of House ::: n. --> The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation.
That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.
The space taken out of one solid, to admit the insertion

“I certainly won’t have ‘attracted’ [in place of ‘allured’]—there is an enormous difference between the force of the two words and merely ‘attracted by the Ecstasy’ would take away all my ecstasy in the line—nothing so tepid can be admitted. Neither do I want ‘thrill’ [in place of ‘joy’] which gives a false colour—precisely it would mean that the ecstasy was already touching him with its intensity which is far from my intention.

**"I certainly won"t have ‘attracted" [in place of ‘allured"] — there is an enormous difference between the force of the two words and merely ‘attracted by the Ecstasy" would take away all my ecstasy in the line — nothing so tepid can be admitted. Neither do I want ‘thrill" [in place of ‘joy"] which gives a false colour — precisely it would mean that the ecstasy was already touching him with its intensity which is far from my intention.Your statement that ‘joy" is just another word for ‘ecstasy" is surprising. ‘Comfort", ‘pleasure", ‘joy", ‘bliss", ‘rapture", ‘ecstasy" would then be all equal and exactly synonymous terms and all distinction of shades and colours of words would disappear from literature. As well say that ‘flashlight" is just another word for ‘lightning" — or that glow, gleam, glitter, sheen, blaze are all equivalents which can be employed indifferently in the same place. One can feel allured to the supreme omniscient Ecstasy and feel a nameless joy touching one without that Joy becoming itself the supreme Ecstasy. I see no loss of expressiveness by the joy coming in as a vague nameless hint of the immeasurable superior Ecstasy.” Letters on Savitri*

I didn't change anything! An aggrieved cry often heard as bugs manifest during a regression test. The {canonical} reply to this assertion is "Then it works just the same as it did before, doesn't it?" See also {one-line fix}. This is also heard from applications programmers trying to blame an obvious applications problem on an unrelated systems software change, for example a divide-by-0 fault after terminals were added to a network. Usually, their statement is found to be false. Upon close questioning, they will admit some major restructuring of the program that shouldn't have broken anything, in their opinion, but which actually {hosed} the code completely. [{Jargon File}]

If the notion of possibility is admitted, in the sense of a modality (see Modality, and Strict implication), a set of propositions may be said to be inconsistent if their conjunction is impossible. -- A.C.

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

impassable ::: a. --> Incapable of being passed; not admitting a passage; as, an impassable road, mountain, or gulf.

impenetrable ::: a. --> Incapable of being penetrated or pierced; not admitting the passage of other bodies; not to be entered; impervious; as, an impenetrable shield.
Having the property of preventing any other substance from occupying the same space at the same time.
Inaccessible, as to knowledge, reason, sympathy, etc.; unimpressible; not to be moved by arguments or motives; as, an impenetrable mind, or heart.

impervious ::: a. --> Not pervious; not admitting of entrance or passage through; as, a substance impervious to water or air.

impleadable ::: a. --> Not admitting excuse, evasion, or plea; rigorous.

improvable ::: a. --> Capable of being improved; susceptible of improvement; admitting of being made better; capable of cultivation, or of being advanced in good qualities.
Capable of being used to advantage; profitable; serviceable; advantageous.

inadmissible ::: a. --> Not admissible; not proper to be admitted, allowed, or received; as, inadmissible testimony; an inadmissible proposition, or explanation.

inappealable ::: a. --> Not admitting of appeal; not appealable.

incapable ::: 1. Lacking the necessary ability, capacity, or power. 2. Not open to; not susceptible to or admitting.

incapable of being recognized; that does not admit of recognition.

income ::: n. --> A coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion.
That which is caused to enter; inspiration; influence; hence, courage or zeal imparted.
That gain which proceeds from labor, business, property, or capital of any kind, as the produce of a farm, the rent of houses, the proceeds of professional business, the profits of commerce or of occupation, or the interest of money or stock in funds, etc.; revenue; receipts; salary; especially, the annual receipts of a private person,

incommensurate ::: a. --> Not commensurate; not admitting of a common measure; incommensurable.
Not of equal of sufficient measure or extent; not adequate; as, our means are incommensurate to our wants.

incomparable ::: a. --> Not comparable; admitting of no comparison with others; unapproachably eminent; without a peer or equal; matchless; peerless; transcendent.

incontrovertible ::: a. --> Not controvertible; too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable.

inconvincibly ::: adv. --> In a manner not admitting of being convinced.

incredible ::: a. --> Not credible; surpassing belief; too extraordinary and improbable to admit of belief; unlikely; marvelous; fabulous.

incredulous ::: a. --> Not credulous; indisposed to admit or accept that which is related as true, skeptical; unbelieving.
Indicating, or caused by, disbelief or incredulity.
Incredible; not easy to be believed.

incurable ::: a. --> Not capable of being cured; beyond the power of skill or medicine to remedy; as, an incurable disease.
Not admitting or capable of remedy or correction; irremediable; remediless; as, incurable evils. ::: n. --> A person diseased beyond cure.

indispensable ::: a. --> Not dispensable; impossible to be omitted, remitted, or spared; absolutely necessary or requisite.
Not admitting dispensation; not subject to release or exemption.
Unavoidable; inevitable.

indisputable ::: a. --> Not disputable; incontrovertible; too evident to admit of dispute.

indubitable ::: a. --> Not dubitable or doubtful; too evident to admit of doubt; unquestionable; evident; apparently certain; as, an indubitable conclusion. ::: n. --> That which is indubitable.

inexcusable ::: a. --> Not excusable; not admitting excuse or justification; as, inexcusable folly.

inexpiable ::: a. --> Admitting of no expiation, atonement, or satisfaction; as, an inexpiable crime or offense.
Incapable of being mollified or appeased; relentless; implacable.

inexpiably ::: adv. --> In an inexpiable manner of degree; to a degree that admits of no atonement.

inference ::: n. --> The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
That which inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.

initiate ::: v. t. --> To introduce by a first act; to make a beginning with; to set afoot; to originate; to commence; to begin or enter upon.
To acquaint with the beginnings; to instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
To introduce into a society or organization; to confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.

inmate ::: n. --> One who lives in the same house or apartment with another; a fellow lodger; esp.,one of the occupants of an asylum, hospital, or prison; by extension, one who occupies or lodges in any place or dwelling. ::: a. --> Admitted as a dweller; resident; internal.

inquisible ::: a. --> Admitting judicial inquiry.

insolvable ::: a. --> Not solvable; insoluble; admitting no solution or explanation; as, an insolvable problem or difficulty.
Incapable of being paid or discharged, as debts.
Not capable of being loosed or disentangled; inextricable.

inspirable ::: a. --> Capable of being inspired or drawn into the lungs; inhalable; respirable; admitting inspiration.

insusceptible ::: a. --> Not susceptible; not capable of being moved, affected, or impressed; that can not feel, receive, or admit; as, a limb insusceptible of pain; a heart insusceptible of pity; a mind insusceptible to flattery.

Integration means a harmonisation of the conflicting parts of the personality brought about by the control and the working of a higher principle ; a transformation more or less complete so as to admit of a total changed working of the whole being and nature.

Intel 487SX "processor" A version of the {Intel 486DX} {microprocessor} with an extra pin, for use in the {coprocessor} socket of an {Intel 486SX} system. The 487SX provides the {FPU} which is missing in the 486SX. Although the 486SX is completely disabled when you install a 487SX, the 487SX design requires that you leave the 486SX in your PC [why?], rather than use it elsewhere. Intel admits that in some systems you can unplug the 486SX and fit a 487SX in its place but they don't guarantee that it will always work. See {Intel 486}. (1995-05-10)

intensive ::: a. --> Stretched; admitting of intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified.
Characterized by persistence; intent; unremitted; assiduous; intense.
Serving to give force or emphasis; as, an intensive verb or preposition. ::: n.

interchangeable ::: a. --> Admitting of exchange or mutual substitution.
Following each other in alternate succession; as, the four interchangeable seasons.

interminable ::: a. --> Without termination; admitting no limit; boundless; endless; wearisomely protracted; as, interminable space or duration; interminable sufferings.

International Federation for Information Processing "body" A multinational federation of professional and technical organisations (or national groupings of such organisations) concerned with information processing. From any one country, only one such organisation - which must be representative of the national activities in the field of information processing - can be admitted as a Full Member. In addition, a regional group of developing countries can be admitted as a Full Member. On 1 October 1993, 46 organisations were Full Members of the Federation, representing 66 countries. IFIP was founded under the auspices of UNESCO and advises them and the {ITU-T}. {(}. (1995-03-10)

interpretable ::: a. --> Admitting of interpretation; capable of being interpreted or explained.

In the iransiiioD there may well be a period in which we take up all life and action and offer them to the Divine for purifica- tion, change and deliverance of the truth within them, another period in which we draw back and build a spiritual wall around us admitting through its gates only such activities as consent to undergo the Jaw of the spiritual transformation, a third In which a free and all-cmbracing action, with new forms fit for the utter

In this simultaneous development of multitudinous independent or combined Powers or Potentials there is yet—or there is as yet—no chaos, no conflict, no fall from Truth or Knowledge. The Overmind is a creator of truths, not of illusions or falsehoods: what is worked out in any given overmental energism or movement is the truth of the Aspect, Power, Idea, Force, Delight which is liberated into independent action, the truth of the consequences of its reality in that independence. There is no exclusiveness asserting each as the sole truth of being or the others as inferior truths: each God knows all the Gods and their place in existence; each Idea admits all other ideas and their right to be; each Force concedes a place to all other forces and their truth and consequences; no delight of separate fulfilled existence or separate experience denies or condemns the delight of other existence or other experience. The Overmind is a principle of cosmic Truth and a vast and endless catholicity is its very spirit; its energy is an all-dynamism as well as a principle of separate dynamisms: it is a sort of inferior Supermind,—although it is concerned predominantly not with absolutes, but with what might be called the dynamic potentials or pragmatic truths of Reality, or with absolutes mainly for their power of generating pragmatic or creative values, although, too, its comprehension of things is more global than integral, since its totality is built up of global wholes or constituted by separate independent realities uniting or coalescing together, and although the essential unity is grasped by it and felt to be basic of things and pervasive in their manifestation, but no longer as in the Supermind their intimate and ever-present secret, their dominating continent, the overt constant builder of the harmonic whole of their activity and nature….

intromit ::: v. t. --> To send in or put in; to insert or introduce.
To allow to pass in; to admit. ::: v. i. --> To intermeddle with the effects or goods of another.

introreception ::: n. --> The act of admitting into or within.

Intuitive Mind ::: What is called intuitive Mind is usually a mixture of true Intuition with ordinary mentality—it can always admit a mingling of truth and error. Sri Aurobindo th
   refore avoids the use of this phrase. He distinguishes between Intuition proper and an intuitive human mentality.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 36, Autobiographical Notes, Page: 115

investigable ::: a. --> Capable or susceptible of being investigated; admitting research.
Unsearchable; inscrutable.

invitrifiable ::: a. --> Not admitting of being vitrified, or converted into glass.

irrelievable ::: a. --> Not admitting relief; incurable; hopeless.

irremeable ::: a. --> Admitting no return; as, an irremeable way.

jasper ::: n. --> An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking with a smooth surface. It admits of a high polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff boxes, etc. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called striped / banded jasper. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish yellow jasper.

Job Control Language "language, operating system" (JCL) {IBM}'s supremely {rude} {script} language, used to control the execution of programs in IBM {OS/360}'s {batch} systems. JCL has a very {fascist} {syntax}, and some versions will, for example, {barf} if two spaces appear where it expects one. Most programmers confronted with JCL simply copy a working file (or {card deck}), changing the file names. Someone who actually understands and generates unique JCL is regarded with the mixed respect one gives to someone who memorises the phone book. It is reported that hackers at IBM itself sometimes sing "Who's the breeder of the crud that mangles you and me? I-B-M, J-C-L, M-o-u-s-e" to the tune of the "Mickey Mouse Club" theme to express their opinion of the beast. As with {COBOL}, JCL is often used as an archetype of ugliness even by those who haven't experienced it. However, no self-respecting {mainframe} {MVS} programmer would admit ignorance of JCL. See also {fear and loathing}. (1999-03-03)

joint ::: n. --> The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close-fitting or junction; junction as, a joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe.
A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion; an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the knee joint; a node or joint of a stem; a ball and socket joint. See Articulation.
The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes,

justification ::: n. --> The act of justifying or the state of being justified; a showing or proving to be just or conformable to law, justice, right, or duty; defense; vindication; support; as, arguments in justification of the prisoner&

knight ::: n. --> A young servant or follower; a military attendant.
In feudal times, a man-at-arms serving on horseback and admitted to a certain military rank with special ceremonies, including an oath to protect the distressed, maintain the right, and live a stainless life.
One on whom knighthood, a dignity next below that of baronet, is conferred by the sovereign, entitling him to be addressed as Sir; as, Sir John.

knocker ::: n. --> One who, or that which, knocks; specifically, an instrument, or kind of hammer, fastened to a door, to be used in seeking for admittance.

Korn's philosophy represents an attack against naive and dogmatic positivism, but admits and even assimilates an element of Positivism which Korn calls Native Argentinian Positivism. Alejandro Korn may be called The Philosopher of Freedom. In fact, freedom is the keynote of his thought. He speaks of Human liberty as the indissoluble union of economic and ethical liberties. The free soul's knowledge of the world of science operates mainly on the basis of intuition. In fact, intuition is the basis of all knowledge. "Necessity of the objective world order", "Freedom of the spirit in the subjective realm", "Identity", 'Purpose", "Unity of Consciousness", and other similar concepts, are "expressions of immediate evidence and not conclusions of logical dialectics". The experience of freedom, according to Korn, leads to the problem of evaluation, which he defines as "the human response to a fact", whether the fact be an object or an event. Valuation is an experience which grows out of the struggle for liberty. Values, therefore, are relative to the fields of experience in which valuation takes place. The denial of an absolute value or values, does not signify the exclusion of personal faith. On the contrary, personal, faith is the common ground and point of departure of knowledge and action. See Latin-American Philosophy. -- J.A.F.

lade ::: v. t. --> To load; to put a burden or freight on or in; -- generally followed by that which receives the load, as the direct object.
To throw in out. with a ladle or dipper; to dip; as, to lade water out of a tub, or into a cistern.
To transfer (the molten glass) from the pot to the forming table.
To draw water.
To admit water by leakage, as a ship, etc.

lambda-calculus "mathematics" (Normally written with a Greek letter lambda). A branch of mathematical logic developed by {Alonzo Church} in the late 1930s and early 1940s, dealing with the application of {functions} to their arguments. The {pure lambda-calculus} contains no constants - neither numbers nor mathematical functions such as plus - and is untyped. It consists only of {lambda abstractions} (functions), variables and applications of one function to another. All entities must therefore be represented as functions. For example, the natural number N can be represented as the function which applies its first argument to its second N times ({Church integer} N). Church invented lambda-calculus in order to set up a foundational project restricting mathematics to quantities with "{effective procedures}". Unfortunately, the resulting system admits {Russell's paradox} in a particularly nasty way; Church couldn't see any way to get rid of it, and gave the project up. Most {functional programming} languages are equivalent to lambda-calculus extended with constants and types. {Lisp} uses a variant of lambda notation for defining functions but only its {purely functional} subset is really equivalent to lambda-calculus. See {reduction}. (1995-04-13)

leak ::: v. --> A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape; as, a leak in a roof; a leak in a boat; a leak in a gas pipe.
The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship&

linear topology "theory" A linear topology on a {left A-module} M is a {topology} on M that is invariant under translations and admits a {fundamental system of neighborhood} of 0 that consists of {submodules} of M. If there is such a topology, M is said to be linearly topologized. If A is given a {discrete topology}, then M becomes a topological A-module with respect to a linear topology. [Wikipedia] (2014-06-30)

mainpernable ::: a. --> Capable of being admitted to give surety by mainpernors; able to be mainprised.

Materialistic psychology calls this hidden part the Inconscient, although practically admitting that it is far greater, more power- ful and profound than the surface coasclous self, — very much as the Upanishads called the superconsclent in us the Sleep-self, although this Sleep-self is said to be an iniuiitely greater Intelli- gence, omniscient, omnipotent, Prajna, the Ishwara. Psychic science calls this hidden consciousness the subliminal self, and here loo it is seen that this subliminal self has more powers, more knowledge, a freer field of movement than the smaller self that is on the surface. But the truth is that all this that is behind, this sea of which our waking consciousness is only a wave or series of waves, cannot be described by any one term, for it is very complex. Part of it is subconscient, lower than our waking consciousness, part of it is on a level with it but behind and much larger than it ; part is above and superconscient to us.

matriculate ::: v. t. --> To enroll; to enter in a register; specifically, to enter or admit to membership in a body or society, particularly in a college or university, by enrolling the name in a register. ::: v. i. --> To go though the process of admission to membership, as by examination and enrollment, in a society or college.

medicable ::: a. --> Capable of being medicated; admitting of being cured or healed.

MEGO /me"goh/ or /mee'goh/ ["My Eyes Glaze Over", often "Mine Eyes Glazeth (sic) Over", attributed to the futurologist Herman Kahn] Also "MEGO factor". 1. A {handwave} intended to confuse the listener and hopefully induce agreement because the listener does not want to admit to not understanding what is going on. MEGO is usually directed at senior management by engineers and contains a high proportion of {TLAs}. 2. excl. An appropriate response to MEGO tactics. 3. Among non-hackers, often refers not to behaviour that causes the eyes to glaze, but to the eye-glazing reaction itself, which may be triggered by the mere threat of technical detail as effectively as by an actual excess of it.

mitigable ::: a. --> Admitting of mitigation; that may be mitigated.

monogenetic ::: a. --> One in genesis; resulting from one process of formation; -- used of a mountain range.
Relating to, or involving, monogenesis; as, the monogenetic school of physiologists, who admit but one cell as the source of all beings.

More general notions of recursiveness result from admitting in addition to primitive recursion, also more general kinds of definition by recursion, including those in which several functions are introduced simultaneously by a single set of recursion equations. The most general such notion is that of general recursiveness -- see the first paper of Kleene cited below. Notions of recursiveness may also be introduced for a function whose range consists of only a portion of the non-negative integers (in the case of a monadic function) or of only a portion of the ordered sets of n non-negative integers (in the case of an n-adic function) -- see the second paper of Kleene cited.

myriorama ::: n. --> A picture made up of several smaller pictures, drawn upon separate pieces in such a manner as to admit of combination in many different ways, thus producing a great variety of scenes or landscapes.

mystery ::: a. --> A profound secret; something wholly unknown, or something kept cautiously concealed, and therefore exciting curiosity or wonder; something which has not been or can not be explained; hence, specifically, that which is beyond human comprehension.
A kind of secret religious celebration, to which none were admitted except those who had been initiated by certain preparatory ceremonies; -- usually plural; as, the Eleusinian mysteries.
The consecrated elements in the eucharist.

Nature, of all that is not obvious on the surface. An integral knowledge demands an exploration, an unveiling of all the possible domains of consciousness and experience. For there are subjective domains of our being which lie behind the obvious surface; these have to be fathomed and whatever is ascertained must be admitted within the scope of the total reality. An inner range of spiritual experience is one very great domain of human consciousness ; it has to be entered into up to its deepest depths and its vastest reaches. The supraphysical is as real as the physical ; to know it is part of a complete knowledge. The knowledge of the supraph>'sical has been associated with mysti- efsm and occultism, and occultism has been banned as a super- stition and fantastic error. But the occult Is a part of existence ; a true occultism means no more than a research into supraphysical realities and an unveiling of the hidden Jaws of being and

neophyte ::: n. --> A new convert or proselyte; -- a name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to such as have recently embraced the Christian faith, and been admitted to baptism, esp. to converts from heathenism or Judaism.
A novice; a tyro; a beginner in anything.

Newton's Method: The method of procedure in natural philosophy as formulated by Sir Isaac Newton, especially in his Rules of Reasoning in Philosophy (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, Book III). These rules are as follows: We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. Therefore to the same natural effects we must, as far as possible, assign the same causes. The qualities of bodies, which admit neither intension nor remission of degrees, and which are found to belong to all bodies within the reach of our experiments, are to be esteemed the universal qualities of all bodies whatsoever. In experimental philosophy we are to look upon propositions collected by general induction from phaenomena as accurately or very nearly true, notwithstanding any contrary hypotheses that may be imagined, till such time as other phaenomena occur, by which they may either be made more accurate, or liable to exceptions. To this passage should be appended another statement from the closing pages of the same work. "I do not make hypotheses; for whatever is not deduced from the phaenomena is to be called an hypothesis; and hypotheses, whether metaphysical or physical, whether of occult qualities or mechanical, have no place in experimental philosophy." -- A.C.S.

nolo contendere ::: --> A plea, by the defendant, in a criminal prosecution, which, without admitting guilt, subjects him to all the consequences of a plea of quilty.

Nominalism: (Lat. nominalis, belonging to a name) In scholastic philosophy, the theory that abstract or general terms, or universals, represent no objective real existents, but are mere words or names, mere vocal utterances, "flatus vocis". Reality is admitted only to actual physical particulars. Universals exist only post res. Opposite of Realism (q.v.) which maintains that universals exist ante res. First suggested by Boethius in his 6th century Latin translation of the Introduction to the Categories (of Aristotle) by Porphyry (A.D. 233-304). Porphyry had raised the question of how Aristotle was to be interpreted on this score, and had decided the question in favor of what was later called nominalism. The doctrine did not receive any prominence until applied to the Sacrament of the Eucharist by Berengar in the 11th century. Berengar was the first scholastic to insist upon the evidence of his senses when examining the nature of the Eucharist. Shortly after, Roscellinus, who had broadened the doctrine to the denial of the reality of all universals and the assertion of the sole reality of physical particulars, was forced by the Council of Soissons to recant. Thereafter, despite Abelard's unsuccessful attempt to reconcile the doctrine with realism by finding a half-way position between the two, nominalism was not again explicitly held until William of Occam (1280-1349) revived it and attempted to defend it within the limits allowed by Church dogma. In the first frankly nominalistic system Occam distinguished between the real and the grammatical meanings of terms or universal. He assigned a real status to universals in the mind, and thus was the first to see that nominalism can have a subjective as well as an objective aspect. He maintained that to our intellects, however, everything real must be some particular individual thing. After Occam, nominalism as an explicitly held doctrine disappeared until recently, when it has been restated in certain branches of Logical Positivism. -- J.K.F.

nonadmission ::: n. --> Failure to be admitted.

noninflectional ::: a. --> Not admitting of, or characterized by, inflection.

non obstante ::: --> Notwithstanding; in opposition to, or in spite of, what has been stated, or is to be stated or admitted.
A clause in old English statutes and letters patent, importing a license from the crown to do a thing notwithstanding any statute to the contrary. This dispensing power was abolished by the Bill of Rights.

number ::: n. --> That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things expressible by figures.
A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many.
A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.

occasional ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to an occasion or to occasions; occuring at times, but not constant, regular, or systematic; made or happening as opportunity requires or admits; casual; incidental; as, occasional remarks, or efforts.
Produced by accident; as, the occasional origin of a thing.

OPENING. ::: Opening is the release of the consciousness by which it begins to admit into itself the working of the Divine

opening ::: The Mother: “Opening is the release of the consciousness by which it begins to admit into itself the working of the Divine Light and Power.”Words of the Mother”, MCW Vol. 14.

opening ::: the Mother: "Opening is the release of the consciousness by which it begins to admit into itself the working of the Divine Light and Power.” *Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 14.

opening ::: the release of the consciousness by which it begins to admit into itself the working of the Divine Life and Power; the ability of the consciousness on the various levels to receive the descent of the Higher Consciousness above.

own ::: v. t. --> To grant; to acknowledge; to admit to be true; to confess; to recognize in a particular character; as, we own that we have forfeited your love. ::: a. --> Belonging to; belonging exclusively or especially to; peculiar; -- most frequently following a possessive pronoun, as my,

paeon ::: n. --> A foot of four syllables, one long and three short, admitting of four combinations, according to the place of the long syllable.

pardonable ::: a. --> Admitting of pardon; not requiring the excution of penalty; venial; excusable; -- applied to the offense or to the offender; as, a pardonable fault, or culprit.

pardonably ::: adv. --> In a manner admitting of pardon; excusably.

partible ::: a. --> Admitting of being parted; divisible; separable; susceptible of severance or partition; as, an estate of inheritance may be partible.

P. E. B. Jourdain, Tales with philosophical morals, The Open Court, vol 27 (1913), pp. 310-315. Parallelism: (philosophiol) A doctrine advanced to explain the relation between mind and body according to which mental processes vary concomitantly with simultineous physiological processes. This general description is applicable to all forms of the theory More strictly it assumes that for every mental change there exists a correlated neural change, and it denies any causal relation between the series of conscious processes and the series of processes of the nervous system, acknowledging, however, causation within each series. It was designed to obviate the difficulties encountered by the diverse interaction theories Moreover, no form of parallelism admits the existence of a spiritual substance of a substantial soul. Some regard consciousness as the only reality, the soul which is but an actuality, as the sum of psychic acts whose unity consists in their coherence. Others accept the teaching of the fundamental identity of mind and body, regarding the two corresponding series of psychical and physical processes as aspects of an unknown series of real processes. Thus mind and body are but appearances of a hidden underlying unity. Finally there are those who hold that the series of conscious states which constitute the mind is but an epiphenomenon, or a sort of by-product of the bodily organism. See Mind-Body Relation. -- J.J.R.

pellucid ::: admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent.

peremptory ::: a. --> Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.
Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial; dogmatical.
Firmly determined; unawed.

performable ::: a. --> Admitting of being performed, done, or executed; practicable.

pervious ::: a. --> Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable; as, a pervious soil.
Capable of being penetrated, or seen through, by physical or mental vision.
Capable of penetrating or pervading.
Open; -- used synonymously with perforate, as applied to the nostrils or birds.

Petitio principii, or begging the question, is a fallacy involving the assumption as premisses of one or more propositions which are identical with (or in a simple fashion equivalent to) the conclusion to be proved, or which would require the conclusion for their proof, or which are stronger than the conclusion and contain it as a particular case or otherwise as an immediate consequence. There is a fallacy, however, only if the premisses assumed (without proof) are illegitimate for some other reason than merely their relation to the conclusion -- e.g., if they are not among the avowed presuppositions of the argument, or if they are not admitted by an opponent in a dispute. -- A.C.

pocketknife ::: n. --> A knife with one or more blades, which fold into the handle so as to admit of being carried in the pocket.

Power or possibility of the Infinite Consciousness can be admitted, its power of self-absorption, of plunging into itself, into a state in which self-awareness exists but not as knowledge and not as all-knowledge; the all would then be involved in pure self-awareness, and knowledge and the inner consciousness itself would be lost in pure being. This is, luminously, the state which we call the Superconscience in an absolute sense,—although most of what we call superconscient is in reality not that but only a higher conscient, something that is conscious to itself and only superconscious to our own limited level of awareness. This self-absorption, this trance of infinity is again, no longer luminously but darkly, the state which we call the Inconscient; for the being of the Infinite is there though by its appearance of inconscience it seems to us rather to be an infinite non-being: a self-oblivious intrinsic consciousness and force are there in that apparent non-being, for by the energy of the Inconscient an ordered world is created; it is created in a trance of self-absorption, the force acting automatically and with an apparent blindness as in a trance, but still with the inevitability and power of truth of the Infinite.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 358-359

presbyterianism ::: n. --> That form of church government which invests presbyters with all spiritual power, and admits no prelates over them; also, the faith and polity of the Presbyterian churches, taken collectively.

presentable ::: a. --> Capable or admitting of being presented; suitable to be exhibited, represented, or offered; fit to be brought forward or set forth; hence, fitted to be introduced to another, or to go into society; as, ideas that are presentable in simple language; she is not presentable in such a gown.
Admitting of the presentation of a clergiman; as, a church presentable.

presentative ::: a. --> Having the right of presentation, or offering a clergyman to the bishop for institution; as, advowsons are presentative, collative, or donative.
Admitting the presentation of a clergyman; as, a presentative parsonage.
Capable of being directly known by, or presented to, the mind; intuitive; directly apprehensible, as objects; capable of apprehending, as faculties.

preservable ::: a. --> Capable of being preserved; admitting of preservation.

priceless ::: a. --> Too valuable to admit of being appraised; of inestimable worth; invaluable.
Of no value; worthless.

Prima facie duties: A phrase used by W. D. Ross to indicate the nature of the general material rules of duty which he regarded as self-evident. Promise-keeping is a prima facie duty, one among others. I.e., if I have made a promise, I have a prima facie duty to keep it, which means that I will have an actual duty to keep it, if no higher prima facie duty is incumbent upon me. What Ross calls "prima facie duties" H. A. Prichard calls "claims" and E. F. Carntt "responsibilities." The notion is central to the recent neo-intuitionism of Oxford, constituting its reply to the usual objection to intuited general material propositions about duty on the score that these may conflict and must admit of exceptions. -- W.K.F.

privy ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to some person exclusively; assigned to private uses; not public; private; as, the privy purse.
Secret; clandestine.
Appropriated to retirement; private; not open to the public.
Admitted to knowledge of a secret transaction; secretly cognizant; privately knowing. ::: n.

probationer ::: n. --> One who is undergoing probation; one who is on trial; a novice.
A student in divinity, who, having received certificates of good morals and qualifications from his university, is admitted to several trials by a presbytery, and, on acquitting himself well, is licensed to preach.

profess ::: v. t. --> To make open declaration of, as of one&

  "Progress admittedly does not march on securely in a straight line like a man sure of his familiar way or an army covering an unimpeded terrain or well-mapped unoccupied spaces. Human progress is very much an adventure through the unknown, an unknown full of surprises and baffling obstacles; it stumbles often, it misses its way at many points, it cedes here in order to gain there, it retraces its steps frequently in order to get more widely forward.” *The Renaissance in India

“Progress admittedly does not march on securely in a straight line like a man sure of his familiar way or an army covering an unimpeded terrain or well-mapped unoccupied spaces. Human progress is very much an adventure through the unknown, an unknown full of surprises and baffling obstacles; it stumbles often, it misses its way at many points, it cedes here in order to gain there, it retraces its steps frequently in order to get more widely forward.” The Renaissance in India

provisorily ::: adv. --> In a provisory manner; conditionally; subject to a proviso; as, to admit a doctrine provisorily.

pseudo "jargon" /soo'doh/ ({Usenet}) Pseudonym. 1. An {electronic-mail} or {Usenet} persona adopted by a human for amusement value or as a means of avoiding negative repercussions of one's net.behaviour; a "nom de {Usenet}", often associated with forged postings designed to conceal message origins. Perhaps the best-known and funniest hoax of this type is {BIFF}. 2. Notionally, a {flamage}-generating {AI} program simulating a {Usenet} user. Many flamers have been accused of actually being such entities, despite the fact that no AI program of the required sophistication yet exists. However, in 1989 there was a famous series of forged postings that used a phrase-frequency-based travesty generator to simulate the styles of several well-known flamers; it was based on large samples of their back postings (compare {Dissociated Press}). A significant number of people were fooled by the forgeries, and the debate over their authenticity was settled only when the perpetrator came forward to publicly admit the hoax. [{Jargon File}] (1995-03-13)

Pudgala: (Skr. beautiful, lovely) The sou], or personal entity, admitted by some thinkers even though belonging to the schools of Buddhism (s.v.), they hold that at least a temporary individuality must be assumed as vehicle for karma (q.v.) -- K.F.L.

pulverizable ::: a. --> Admitting of being pulverized; pulverable.

pump ::: n. --> A low shoe with a thin sole.
An hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other cavity, with valves properly placed for admitting or retaining the fluid as it is drawn or driven through them by the action of the piston. ::: v. t.

questionable ::: a. --> Admitting of being questioned; inviting, or seeming to invite, inquiry.
Liable to question; subject to be doubted or called in question; problematical; doubtful; suspicious.

readmission ::: n. --> The act of admitting again, or the state of being readmitted; as, the readmission of fresh air into an exhausted receiver; the readmission of a student into a seminary.

Realistic Idealism recognizes the reality of non-ideal types of being, but relegates them to a subordinate status with respect either to quantity of being or power. This view is either atheistic or theistic. Realistic theism admits the existence of one or more kinds of non-mental being considered as independently co-eternal with God, eternally dependent upon Deity, or as a divine creation. Platonic Idealism, as traditionally interpreted, identifies absolute being with timeless Ideas or disembodied essences. Thtse, organically united in the Good, are the archetypes and the dynamic causes of existent, material things. The Ideas are also archetypes of rational thought, and the goal of fine art and morality. Axiological Idealism, a modern development of Platonism and Kantianism, maintains that the category of Value is logically and metaphysically prior to that of Being.

readmittance ::: n. --> Allowance to enter again; a second admission.

readmit ::: v. t. --> To admit again; to give entrance or access to again.

receive ::: to take or acquire (something given, offered, or transmitted); get; admit. receives, received, receiving.

receptary ::: a. --> Generally or popularly admitted or received. ::: n. --> That which is received.

RECEPTIVITY. ::: The capacity of admitting and retaining the Divine workings.

receptivity ::: the power to receive the Divine Force and to feel its presence and allow it to work, guiding one's sight and will and action; the capacity of admitting and retaining the divine workings. "One may be receptive, yet externally unaware of how things are being done and of what is being done. The force works...behind the veil; the results remain packed behind and come out afterwards, often slowly, little by little" [S24:1361]

recognize ::: v. t. --> To know again; to perceive the identity of, with a person or thing previously known; to recover or recall knowledge of.
To avow knowledge of; to allow that one knows; to consent to admit, hold, or the like; to admit with a formal acknowledgment; as, to recognize an obligation; to recognize a consul.
To acknowledge acquaintance with, as by salutation, bowing, or the like.
To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by

recourse ::: n. --> A coursing back, or coursing again, along the line of a previous coursing; renewed course; return; retreat; recurence.
Recurrence in difficulty, perplexity, need, or the like; access or application for aid; resort.
Access; admittance. ::: v. i.

rectifiable ::: a. --> Capable of being rectified; as, a rectifiable mistake.
Admitting, as a curve, of the construction of a straight l//e equal in length to any definite portion of the curve.

reexaminable ::: a. --> Admitting of being reexamined or reconsidered.

refusable ::: a. --> Capable of being refused; admitting of refusal.

refutable ::: a. --> Admitting of being refuted or disproved; capable of being proved false or erroneous.

remediless ::: a. --> Not admitting of a remedy; incapable of being restored or corrected; incurable; irreparable; as, a remediless mistake or loss.
Not answering as a remedy; ineffectual.

removable ::: a. --> Admitting of being removed.

remunerable ::: a. --> Admitting, or worthy, of remuneration.

Renaissance: (Lat. re + nasci, to be born) Is a term used by historians to characterize various periods of intellectual revival, and especially that which took place in Italy and Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries. The term was coined by Michelet and developed into a historical concept by J. Burckhardt (1860) who considered individualism, the revival of classical antiquity, the "discovery" of the world and of man as the main characters of that period as opposed to the Middle Ages. The meaning, the temporal limits, and even the usefulness of the concept have been disputed ever since. For the emphasis placed by various historians on the different fields of culture and on the contribution of different countries must lead to different interpretations of the whole period, and attempts to express a complicated historical phenomenon in a simple, abstract definition are apt to fail. Historians are now inclined to admit a very considerable continuity between the "Renaissance" and the Middle Ages. Yet a sweeping rejection of the whole concept is excluded, for it expresses the view of the writers of the period itself, who considered their century a revival of ancient civilization after a penod of decay. While Burckhardt had paid no attention to philosophy, others began to speak of a "philosophy of the renaissance," regarding thought of those centuries not as an accidental accompaniment of renaissance culture, but as its characteristic philosophical manifestation. As yet this view has served as a fruitful guiding principle rather than as a verified hypothesis. Renaissance thought can be defined in a negative way as the period of transition from the medieval, theological to the modern, scientific interpretation of reality. It also displays a few common features, such as an emphasis on man and on his place in the universe, the rejection of certain medieval standards and methods of science, the increased influence of some newly discovered ancient sources, and a new style and literary form in the presentation of philosophical ideas. More obvious are the differences between the various schools and traditions which cannot easily be brought to a common denominator Humimsm, Platonism, Aristotelianism, scepticism and natural philosophy, to which may be added the group of the founders of modern science (Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo). -- P.O.K.

rendible ::: a. --> Capable of being rent or torn.
Capable, or admitting, of being rendered.

replaceable ::: a. --> Capable or admitting of being put back into a place.
Admitting of having its place supplied by a like thing or an equivalent; as, the lost book is replaceable.
Capable of being replaced (by), or of being exchanged (for); as, the hydrogen of acids is replaceable by metals or by basic radicals.

reportable ::: a. --> Capable or admitting of being reported.

repudiable ::: a. --> Admitting of repudiation; fit or proper to be put away.

resemblable ::: a. --> Admitting of being compared; like.

resoluble ::: a. --> Admitting of being resolved; resolvable; as, bodies resoluble by fire.

resolvable ::: a. --> Admitting of being resolved; admitting separation into constituent parts, or reduction to first principles; admitting solution or explanation; as, resolvable compounds; resolvable ideas or difficulties.

restorable ::: a. --> Admitting of being restored; capable of being reclaimed; as, restorable land.

resumable ::: a. --> Capable of, or admitting of, being resumed.

retrievable ::: a. --> That may be retrieved or recovered; admitting of retrieval.

returnable ::: a. --> Capable of, or admitting of, being returned.
Legally required to be returned, delivered, given, or rendered; as, a writ or precept returnable at a certain day; a verdict returnable to the court.

returnless ::: a. --> Admitting no return.

REVERSAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS. ::: Instead of allowing always the external mind to interfere and assert its o^vn ordinary customary point of view, it should turn itself round, admit that things may work from in outwards, and keep itself sufficiently quiet to see that developing and being done. For then an inner mind shows itself which is capable of following and being the instrument of the invisible Forces.

Reversal of Consciousness ::: Instead of allowing always the external mind to interfere and assert its own ordinary customary point of view, it should turn itself round, admit that things may work from in outwards, and keep itself sufficiently quiet to see that developing and being done. For then an inner mind shows itself which is capable of following and being the instrument of the invisible Forces.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 35, Page: 480-81

revertible ::: a. --> Capable of, or admitting of, reverting or being reverted; as, a revertible estate.

Rickert, Heinrich: (1863-1936) Believing that only in system philosophy achieves its ends, Rickert established under the influence of Fichte a transcendental idealism upon an epistemology which has nothing to do with searching for connections between thought and existence, but admits being only as a being in consciousness, and knowledge as an affirming or negating, approving or disapproving of judgments. Hence, philosophy is one of norms in which the concept of reality dissolves into a concept of value, while consciousness ceases to be an individual phenomenon and becomes impersonal and general. Value exists not as a physical thing but in assent and our acknowledging its validity. In this we are guided by meaning and obligated by the ought. Method distinguishes history as the discipline of the particular from science which must advance beyond fact-gathering to the discovery of general laws, and from philosophy which seeks absolute cultural values through explanation, understanding, and interpretation.

sakhya ::: friendship; the relation (bhava) with the isvara as "the divine Friend" (sakha), a relation that "admits of an equality and intimacy even in inequality and the beginning of mutual self-giving; at . its closest when all idea of other giving and taking disappears, when this relation becomes motiveless except for the one sole all-sufficing motive of love, it turns into the free and happy relation of the playmate in the Lila of existence".

salvable ::: a. --> Capable of being saved; admitting of salvation.

saturable ::: a. --> Capable of being saturated; admitting of saturation.

savable ::: a. --> Capable of, or admitting of, being saved.

savikalpa ::: admitting of variety or distinctions; (samadhi) with variety of experience on the mental plane; same as savikalpa samadhi.

savikalpa. :::possessing variety or admitting of distinctions

schist ::: n. --> Any crystalline rock having a foliated structure (see Foliation) and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates. The common kinds are mica schist, and hornblendic schist, consisting chiefly of quartz with mica or hornblende and often feldspar.

Schleiermacher, Friedrich Ernst Daniel (1768-1834): Religion, in which Schleiermacher substitutes for a theology (regarded impossible because of the unknowableness of God) the feeling of absolute dependence, is sharply delineated from science as the product of reason in which nature may ultimately attain its unity. Schleiermacher, a romanticist, exhibits Fichtean and Schellingean influence, and transcends Kant by proclaiming an ideal realism. Nature, the totality of existence, is an organism, just as knowledge is a system. Through the unity of the real and the ideal, wisdom, residing with the Absolute as the final unity, arises and is ever striven for by man. A determinism is evident in religion where sin and grace provide two poles and sin is regarded partly avoidable, partly unreal, and in ethics where freedom is admitted only soteriologically as spontaneous acknowledgment of identity with the divine in the person of Christ. However, the right to uniqueness and individuality in which each attains his real nature, is stressed. An elaborate ethics is based on four goods: State, Society, School, and Church, to which accrue virtues and duties. An absolute good is lacking, except insofar as it lies in the complete unity of reason and nature. -- K.F.L.

scuttle ::: n. --> A broad, shallow basket.
A wide-mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod.
A quick pace; a short run.
A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid.
A small opening or hatchway in the deck of a ship, large enough to admit a man, and with a lid for covering it, also, a like hole in the side or bottom of a ship.

self-knowledge ::: knowing of oneself, without help from another.
Sri Aurobindo: The possibility of a cosmic consciousness in humanity is coming slowly to be admitted in modern Psychology, like the possibility of more elastic instruments of knowledge, although still classified, even when its value and power are admitted, as a hallucination. In the psychology of the East it has always been recognised as a reality and the aim of our subjective progress. The essence of the passage over to this goal is the exceeding of the limits imposed on us by the ego-sense and at least a partaking, at most an identification with the self-knowledge which broods secret in all life and in all that seems to us inanimate. *The Life Divine
"Therefore the only final goal possible is the emergence of the infinite consciousness in the individual; it is his recovery of the truth of himself by self-knowledge and by self-realisation, the truth of the Infinite in being, the Infinite in consciousness, the Infinite in delight repossessed as his own Self and Reality of which the finite is only a mask and an instrument for various expression.” The Life Divine
"The Truth-Consciousness is everywhere present in the universe as an ordering self-knowledge by which the One manifests the harmonies of its infinite potential multiplicity.” The Life Divine

semi-arian ::: n. --> A member of a branch of the Arians which did not acknowledge the Son to be consubstantial with the Father, that is, of the same substance, but admitted him to be of a like substance with the Father, not by nature, but by a peculiar privilege. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Semi-Arianism.

sepelible ::: a. --> Admitting of burial.

shiftable ::: a. --> Admitting of being shifted.

sight ::: v. t. --> The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land.
The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.
The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility; open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of vision extends; as, an object within sight.
A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.

Since the Consciousness-Force of the eternal Existence is the universal creatrix, the nature of a given world will depend on whatever self-formulation of that Consciousness expresses itself in that world. Equally, for each individual being, his seeing or representation to himself of the world he lives in will depend on the poise or make which that Consciousness has assumed in him. Our human mental consciousness sees the world in sections cut by the reason and sense and put together in a formation which is also sectional; the house it builds is planned to accommodate one or another generalised formulation of Truth, but excludes the rest or admits some only as guests or dependents in the house. Overmind Consciousness is global in its cognition and can hold any number of seemingly fundamental differences together in a reconciling vision. Thus the mental reason sees Person and the Impersonal as opposites: it conceives an impersonal Existence in which person and personality are fictions of the Ignorance or temporary constructions; or, on the contrary, it can see Person as the primary reality and the impersonal as a mental abstraction or only stuff or means of manifestation. To the Overmind intelligence these are separable Powers of the one Existence which can pursue their independent self-affirmation and can also unite together their different modes of action, creating both in their independence and in their union different states of consciousness and being which can be all of them valid and all capable of coexistence. A purely impersonal existence and consciousness is true and possible, but also an entirely personal consciousness and existence; the Impersonal Divine, Nirguna Brahman, and the Personal Divine, Saguna Brahman, are here equal and coexistent aspects of the Eternal. Impersonality can manifest with person subordinated to it as a mode of expression; but, equally, Person can be the reality with impersonality as a mode of its nature: both aspects of manifestation face each other in the infinite variety of conscious Existence. What to the mental reason are irreconcilable differences present themselves to the Overmind intelligence as coexistent correlatives; what to the mental reason are contraries are to the Overmind intelligence complementaries. Our mind sees that all things are born from Matter or material Energy, exist by it, go back into it; it concludes that Matter is the eternal factor, the primary and ultimate reality, Brahman. Or it sees all as born of Life-Force or Mind, existing by Life or by Mind, going back into the universal Life or Mind, and it concludes that this world is a creation of the cosmic Life-Force or of a cosmic Mind or Logos. Or again it sees the world and all things as born of, existing by and going back to the Real-Idea or Knowledge-Will of the Spirit or to the Spirit itself and it concludes on an idealistic or spiritual view of the universe. It can fix on any of these ways of seeing, but to its normal separative vision each way excludes the others. Overmind consciousness perceives that each view is true of the action of the principle it erects; it can see that there is a material world-formula, a vital world-formula, a mental world-formula, a spiritual world-formula, and each can predominate in a world of its own and at the same time all can combine in one world as its constituent powers. The self-formulation of Conscious Force on which our world is based as an apparent Inconscience that conceals in itself a supreme Conscious-Existence and holds all the powers of Being together in its inconscient secrecy, a world of universal Matter realising in itself Life, Mind, Overmind, Supermind, Spirit, each of them in its turn taking up the others as means of its self-expression, Matter proving in the spiritual vision to have been always itself a manifestation of the Spirit, is to the Overmind view a normal and easily realisable creation. In its power of origination and in the process of its executive dynamis Overmind is an organiser of many potentialities of Existence, each affirming its separate reality but all capable of linking themselves together in many different but simultaneous ways, a magician craftsman empowered to weave the multicoloured warp and woof of manifestation of a single entity in a complex universe. …

skeptical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a sceptic or skepticism; characterized by skepticism; hesitating to admit the certainly of doctrines or principles; doubting of everything.
Doubting or denying the truth of revelation, or the sacred Scriptures.

sledding ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Sled ::: n. --> The act of transporting or riding on a sled.
The state of the snow which admits of the running of sleds; as, the sledding is good.

sleighing ::: n. --> The act of riding in a sleigh.
The state of the snow or ice which admits of running sleighs.

solicitor ::: n. --> One who solicits.
An attorney or advocate; one who represents another in court; -- formerly, in English practice, the professional designation of a person admitted to practice in a court of chancery or equity. See the Note under Attorney.
The law officer of a city, town, department, or government; as, the city solicitor; the solicitor of the treasury.

solvable ::: a. --> Susceptible of being solved, resolved, or explained; admitting of solution.
Capable of being paid and discharged; as, solvable obligations.
Able to pay one&

somatist ::: n. --> One who admits the existence of material beings only; a materialist.

specifiable ::: a. --> Admitting specification; capable of being specified.

stranger ::: n. --> One who is strange, foreign, or unknown.
One who comes from a foreign land; a foreigner.
One whose home is at a distance from the place where he is, but in the same country.
One who is unknown or unacquainted; as, the gentleman is a stranger to me; hence, one not admitted to communication, fellowship, or acquaintance.
One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a

superconscience ::: “But a third power or possibility of the Infinite Consciousness can be admitted, its power of self-absorption, of plunging into itself, into a state in which self-awareness exists but not as knowledge and not as all-knowledge; the all would then be involved in pure self-awareness, and knowledge and the inner consciousness itself would be lost in pure being. This is, luminously, the state which we call the Superconscience in an absolute sense,—although most of what we call superconscient is in reality not that but only a higher conscient, something that is conscious to itself and only superconscious to our own limited level of awareness.” The Life Divine

superconscience ::: Sri Aurobindo: "But a third power or possibility of the Infinite Consciousness can be admitted, its power of self-absorption, of plunging into itself, into a state in which self-awareness exists but not as knowledge and not as all-knowledge; the all would then be involved in pure self-awareness, and knowledge and the inner consciousness itself would be lost in pure being. This is, luminously, the state which we call the Superconscience in an absolute sense, — although most of what we call superconscient is in reality not that but only a higher conscient, something that is conscious to itself and only superconscious to our own limited level of awareness.” The Life Divine

tanistry ::: n. --> In Ireland, a tenure of family lands by which the proprietor had only a life estate, to which he was admitted by election.

teleology ::: n. --> The doctrine of the final causes of things
the doctrine of design, which assumes that the phenomena of organic life, particularly those of evolution, are explicable only by purposive causes, and that they in no way admit of a mechanical explanation or one based entirely on biological science; the doctrine of adaptation to purpose.

The concept of original evidence is accordingly relativized and broadened to include all kinds of consciousness in which the intended object is given in the most original manner possible for an object of its kind and status. Thus, e.g., clear direct remembering is original evidence of one's own retained past, qua past, and perceptive empathy is original evidence of another's consciousness. Evidence of every kind (and in each of the above-defined senses) has its parallel in phantasy (fictive consciousness). Fictive empirical evidence involves non-fictive evidence of the essential possibility of an individual having the fictively presented determinations. The evident incompatibility of fictively experienced determinations is evidence of the essential impossibility of any individual having such determinations. Apodictic evidence is evidence together with the further evidence that no conflicting evidence is essentially possible. Essential possibilities, impossibilities, and necessities, admit of apodictic evidence. The only actual individual object that can be an object of apodictic evidence is one's own subjectivity. Evidence is not to be confounded with certainty of positing (see Modality) nor conceived as restricted to apodictic evidence. Furthermore, it is evident that no evidence is a talisman against error. What is evident in one process may evidently conflict with what is evident in another, or, again, the range of evidence may be overestimated. Evidence is exemplified in valuing and willing as well as in believing. It is the source of all objective sense (see Apperception and Genesis) and the basis of all rationality (see Reason). -- D.C.

:::   "The first condition of inner progress is to recognise whatever is or has been a wrong movement in any part of the nature, — wrong idea, wrong feeling, wrong speech, wrong action, — and by wrong is meant what departs from the truth, from the higher consciousness and higher self, from the way of the Divine. Once recognised it is admitted, not glossed over or defended, — and it is offered to the Divine for the Light and Grace to descend and substitute for it the right movement of the true Consciousness.” *Letters on Yoga

“The first condition of inner progress is to recognise whatever is or has been a wrong movement in any part of the nature,—wrong idea, wrong feeling, wrong speech, wrong action,—and by wrong is meant what departs from the truth, from the higher consciousness and higher self, from the way of the Divine. Once recognised it is admitted, not glossed over or defended,—and it is offered to the Divine for the Light and Grace to descend and substitute for it the right movement of the true Consciousness.” Letters on Yoga

The genera! Divine WII in Ihc universe is for ilic progressive manifestation in the unis'crse. But that is the genera! will — it admits the uithdrawa! of individual souls who are not ready to persevere in the world.

The general superiority of theology in this system over the admittedly distinct discipline of philosophy, makes it impossible for unaided reason to solve certain problems which Thomism claims are quite within the province of the latter, e.g., the omnipotence of God, the immortality of the soul. Indeed the Scotist position on this latter question has been thought by some critics to come quite close to the double standard of truth of Averroes, (q.v.) namely, that which is true in theology may be false in philosophy. The univocal assertion of being in God and creatures; the doctrine of universal prime matter (q.v.) in all created substances, even angels, though characteristically there are three kinds of prime matter); the plurality of forms in substances (e.g., two in man) giving successive generic and specific determinations of the substance; all indicate the opposition of Scotistic metaphysics to that of Thomism despite the large body of ideas the two systems have in common. The denial of real distinction between the soul and its faculties; the superiority of will over intellect, the attainment of perfect happiness through a will act of love; the denial of the absolute unchangeableness of the natural law in view of its dependence on the will of God, acts being good because God commanded them; indicate the further rejection of St. Thomas who holds the opposite on each of these questions. However the opposition is not merely for itself but that of a voluntarist against an intellectualist. This has caused many students to point out the affinity of Duns Scotus with Immanuel Kant. (q.v.) But unlike the great German philosopher who relies entirely upon the supremacy of moral consciousness, Duns Scotus makes a constant appeal to revelation and its order of truth as above all philosophy. In his own age, which followed immediately upon the great constructive synthesis of Saints Albert, Bonaventure, and Thomas, this lesser light was less a philosopher because he and his School were incapable of powerful synthesis and so gave themselves to analysis and controversy. The principal Scotists were Francis of Mayron (d. 1327) and Antonio Andrea (d. 1320); and later John of Basoles, John Dumbleton, Walter Burleigh, Alexander of Alexandria, Lychetus of Brescia and Nicholas de Orbellis. The complete works with a life of Duns Scotus were published in 1639 by Luke Wadding (Lyons) and reprinted by Vives in 1891. (Paris) -- C.A.H.

The mental energies, the heart's emotions, the vital desires, the very physical being have to be compelled into the right attitude or trained to admit and answer to the right influences.

*The Mother: "And ultimately, all form is a symbol. All forms: our form is a symbol — not a very brilliant one, I admit!

The Mother: “And ultimately, all form is a symbol. All forms: our form is a symbol—not a very brilliant one, I admit!

The possibility of a cosmic consciousness in humanity is coming slowly to be admitted in modern Psychology, like the possibility of more elastic instruments of knowledge, although still classified, even when its value and power are admitted, as a hallucination. In the psychology of the East it has always been recognised as a reality and the aim of our subjective progress. The essence of the passage over to this goal is the exceeding of the limits imposed on us by the ego-sense and at least a partaking, at most an identification with the self-knowledge which broods secret in all life and in all that seems to us inanimate. The Life Divine

The precipitates of the propaedeutical effort are to be found, for Spinoza, in the definitions, axioms, postulates, and within the structural plan expressed in the geometrical ordering. It is highly probable that Spinoza would have admitted the tentative character of at least some of the definitions, axioms, and postulates formulated by him. He doubtless saw the possibility that the process of inquiry, revising, augmenting, and re-coordinating the fund of knowledge, might demand alteration in the structural bases of systematic expression as well as in the knowledge to be ordered. Such changes, however, would occur within limits set by the propaedeutical disclosures and the general framework. Advance might require the abandonment of an older metaphysical element, and the substitution of a new one. But with equal likelihood, the advance of knowledge would make possible a richer and deeper apprehension of the content of fixed principles. To illustrate: The first definition of the Ethica, that of Causa sui, might well be for Spinoza a principle that awakened reason must accept, a truth whose priority and validity could not be undermined. He might regard it as a minimal definition of reality, of the nature of the ultimate object of inquiry. On the other hand, Spinoza, it may be conjectured, would not claim for every element of his system a similar finality. Just as he recognizes the role of hypothesis in science, in a similar way, he would recognize the tentative character of some metaphysical and theological elements.

"The real source of knowledge is the Lord in the heart; ‘I am seated in the heart of every man and from me is knowledge," says the Gita; the Scripture is only a verbal form of that inner Veda, of that self-luminous Reality, it is sabdabrahma: the mantra, says the Veda, has risen from the heart, from the secret place where is the seat of the truth, sadanâd rtasya, guhâyâm. That origin is its sanction; but still the infinite Truth is greater than its word. Nor shall you say of any Scripture that it alone is all-sufficient and no other truth can be admitted, as the Vedavadins said of the Veda, nânyad astîti vâdinah. This is a saving and liberating word which must be applied to all the Scriptures of the world. Take all the Scriptures that are or have been, Bible and Koran and the books of the Chinese, Veda and Upanishads and Purana and Tantra and Shastra and the Gita itself and the sayings of thinkers and sages, prophets and Avatars, still you shall not say that there is nothing else or that the truth your intellect cannot find there is not true because you cannot find it there. That is the limited thought of the sectarian or the composite thought of the eclectic religionist, not the untrammelled truth-seeking of the free and illumined mind and God-experienced soul. Heard or unheard before, that always is the truth which is seen by the heart of man in its illumined depths or heard within from the Master of all knowledge, the knower of the eternal Veda.” Essays on the Gita*

“The real source of knowledge is the Lord in the heart; ‘I am seated in the heart of every man and from me is knowledge,’ says the Gita; the Scripture is only a verbal form of that inner Veda, of that self-luminous Reality, it is sabdabrahma: the mantra, says the Veda, has risen from the heart, from the secret place where is the seat of the truth, sadanâd rtasya, guhâyâm. That origin is its sanction; but still the infinite Truth is greater than its word. Nor shall you say of any Scripture that it alone is all-sufficient and no other truth can be admitted, as the Vedavadins said of the Veda, nânyad astîti vâdinah. This is a saving and liberating word which must be applied to all the Scriptures of the world. Take all the Scriptures that are or have been, Bible and Koran and the books of the Chinese, Veda and Upanishads and Purana and Tantra and Shastra and the Gita itself and the sayings of thinkers and sages, prophets and Avatars, still you shall not say that there is nothing else or that the truth your intellect cannot find there is not true because you cannot find it there. That is the limited thought of the sectarian or the composite thought of the eclectic religionist, not the untrammelled truth-seeking of the free and illumined mind and God-experienced soul. Heard or unheard before, that always is the truth which is seen by the heart of man in its illumined depths or heard within from the Master of all knowledge, the knower of the eternal Veda.” Essays on the Gita

“The real source of knowledge is the Lord in the heart; ‘I am seated in the heart of every man and from me is knowledge,’ says the Gita; the Scripture is only a verbal form of that inner Veda, of that self-luminous Reality, it is sabdabrahma: the mantra, says the Veda, has risen from the heart, from the secret place where is the seat of the truth, sadanâdrtasya, guhâyâm. That origin is its sanction; but still the infinite Truth is greater than its word. Nor shall you say of any Scripture that it alone is all-sufficient and no other truth can be admitted, as the Vedavadins said of the Veda, nânyadastîtivâdinah. This is a saving and liberating word which must be applied to all the Scriptures of the world. Take all the Scriptures that are or have been, Bible and Koran and the books of the Chinese, Veda and Upanishads and Purana and Tantra and Shastra and the Gita itself and the sayings of thinkers and sages, prophets and Avatars, still you shall not say that there is nothing else or that the truth your intellect cannot find there is not true because you cannot find it there. That is the limited thought of the sectarian or the composite thought of the eclectic religionist, not the untrammelled truth-seeking of the free and illumined mind and God-experienced soul. Heard or unheard before, that always is the truth which is seen by the heartof man in its illumined depths or heard within from the Master of all knowledge, the knower of the eternal Veda.” Essays on the Gita

There is a Purusha within who can dictate to the nature what it sbail admit or e.vrJude, bur its will is a strong, quiet wjJJ ; if one gets perturbed or a^tated over the difficulties, then the will of the Purusha cannot act effectively as it would otherwise.

*”…there is a spiritual mind which, can admit us to a greater and more comprehensive vision. *The Future Poetry*

“…there is a spiritual mind which, can admit us to a greater and more comprehensive vision. The Future Poetry

The relation of class inclusion, ⊂, may be introduced by the definition: A ⊂ B → A ? −B = A. Instead of algebra of classes, the term Boolean algebra is used primarily when it is intended that the formal system shall remain uninterpreted or that interpretations other than that described above shall be admitted. For the related idea of a Boolean ring see the paper of Stone cited below.

The requirement of effectiveness does not compel the lists of primitive symbols, primitive formulas, and primitive rules of inference to be finite. It is sufficient if there are effective criteria for recognizing formulas, for recognizing primitive formulas, for recognizing applications of primitive rules of inference, and (if separately needed) for recognizing such restricted applications of the primitive rules of inference as are admitted in proofs as a consequence of a given set of formulas.

The requirement of effectiveness plays an important role in connection with logistic systems, but the necessity of the requirement depends on the purpose in hand and it may for some purposes be abandoned. Various writers have proposed non-effective, or non-constructive, logistic systems; in some of these the requirement of finiteness of length of formulas is also abandoned and certain infinite sequences of primitive symbols are admitted as formulas.

The sub-conscient has many more fears in it than those admit- ted or acknowledged by the waking consciousness.

though ::: conj. --> Granting, admitting, or supposing that; notwithstanding that; if. ::: adv. --> However; nevertheless; notwithstanding; -- used in familiar language, and in the middle or at the end of a sentence.

tight ::: --> of Tie
p. p. of Tie. ::: superl. --> Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.
Close, so as not to admit the passage of a liquid or

transparent ::: a. --> Having the property of transmitting rays of light, so that bodies can be distinctly seen through; pervious to light; diaphanous; pellucid; as, transparent glass; a transparent diamond; -- opposed to opaque.
Admitting the passage of light; open; porous; as, a transparent veil.

transposition ::: n. --> The act of transposing, or the state of being transposed.
The bringing of any term of an equation from one side over to the other without destroying the equation.
A change of the natural order of words in a sentence; as, the Latin and Greek languages admit transposition, without inconvenience, to a much greater extent than the English.
A change of a composition into another key.

trusty ::: superl. --> Admitting of being safely trusted; justly deserving confidence; fit to be confided in; trustworthy; reliable.
Hence, not liable to fail; strong; firm.
Involving trust; as, a trusty business.

T'ung: Mere identity, or sameness, especially in social institutions and standards, which is inferior to harmony (ho) in which social distinctions and differences are in complete concord. (Confucianism). Agreement, as in "agreement with the superiors" (shang t'ung). The method of agreement, which includes identity, generic relationship, co-existence, and partial resemblance. "Identity means two substances having one name. Generic relationship means inclusion in the same whole. Both being in the same room is a case of co-existence. Partial resemblance means having some points of resemblance." See Mo chi. (Neo-Mohism). --W.T.C. T'ung i: The joint method of similarities and differences, by which what is present and what is absent can be distinguished. See Mo chi. --W.T.C. Tung Chung-shu: (177-104 B.C.) was the leading Confucian of his time, premier to two feudal princes, and consultant to the Han emperor in framing national policies. Firmly believing in retribution, he strongly advocated the "science of catastrophic and anomalies," and became the founder and leader of medieval Confucianism which was extensively confused with the Yin Yang philosophy. Extremely antagonistic towards rival schools, he established Confucianism as basis of state religion and education. His best known work, Ch-un-ch'iu Fan-lu, awaits English translation. --W.T.C. Turro y Darder, Ramon: Spanish Biologist and Philosopher. Born in Malgrat, Dec. 8 1854. Died in Barcelona, June 5, 1926. As a Biologist, his conclusions about the circulation of the blood, more than half a century ago, were accepted and verified by later researchers and theorists. Among other things, he showed the insufficiency and unsatisfactoriness of the mechanistic and neomechanistic explanations of the circulatory process. He was also the first to busy himself with endocrinology and bacteriological immunity. As a philosopher Turro combated the subjectivistic and metaphysical type of psychology, and circumscribed scientific investigation to the determination of the conditions that precede the occurrence of phenomena, considering useless all attempt to reach final essences. Turro does not admit, however, that the psychical series or conscious states may be causally linked to the organic series. His formula was: Physiology and Consciousness are phenomena that occur, not in connection, but in conjunction. His most important work is Filosofia Critica, in which he has put side by side two antagonistic conceptions of the universe, the objective and the subjectne conceptions. In it he holds that, at the present crisis of science and philosophy, the business of intelligence is to realize that science works on philosophical presuppositions, but that philosophy is no better off with its chaos of endless contradictions and countless systems of thought. The task to be realized is one of coming together, to undo what has been done and get as far as the original primordial concepts with which philosophical inquiry began. --J.A.F. Tychism: A term derived from the Greek, tyche, fortune, chance, and employed by Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) to express any theory which regards chance as an objective reality, operative in the cosmos. Also the hypothesis that evolution occurs owing to fortuitous variations. --J.J.R. Types, theory of: See Logic, formal, § 6; Paradoxes, logical; Ramified theory of types. Type-token ambiguity: The words token and type are used to distinguish between two senses of the word word.   Individual marks, more or less resembling each other (as "cat" resembles "cat" and "CAT") may (1) be said to be "the same word" or (2) so many "different words". The apparent contradiction therby involved is removed by speaking of the individual marks as tokens, in contrast with the one type of which they are instances. And word may then be said to be subject to type-token ambiguity. The terminology can easily be extended to apply to any kind of symbol, e.g. as in speaking of token- and type-sentences.   Reference: C. S. Peirce, Collected Papers, 4.517. --M.B. Tz'u: (a) Parental love, kindness, or affection, the ideal Confucian virtue of parents.   (b) Love, kindness in general. --W.T.C. Tzu hua: Self-transformation or spontaneous transformation without depending on any divine guidance or eternal agency, but following the thing's own principle of being, which is Tao. (Taoism). --W.T.C. Tzu jan: The natural, the natural state, the state of Tao, spontaneity as against artificiality. (Lao Tzu; Huai-nan Tzu, d. 122 B.C.). --W.T.C. U

turnpike ::: n. --> A frame consisting of two bars crossing each other at right angles and turning on a post or pin, to hinder the passage of beasts, but admitting a person to pass between the arms; a turnstile. See Turnstile, 1.
A gate or bar set across a road to stop carriages, animals, and sometimes people, till toll is paid for keeping the road in repair; a tollgate.
A turnpike road.

turnstile ::: n. --> A revolving frame in a footpath, preventing the passage of horses or cattle, but admitting that of persons; a turnpike. See Turnpike, n., 1.
A similar arrangement for registering the number of persons passing through a gateway, doorway, or the like.

Two opposite errors have to be avoided, two misconceptions that disfigure opposite sides of the truth of gnosis. One error of intellect-bounded thinkers takes vijnana as synonymous with the other Indian term buddhi and buddhi as synonymous with the reason, the discerning intellect, the logical intelligence. The systems that accept this significance, pass at once from a plane of pure intellect to a plane of pure spirit. No intermediate power is recognised, no diviner action of knowledge than the pure reason is admitted; the limited human means for fixing truth is taken for the highest possible dynamics of consciousness, its topmost force and original movement. An opposite error, a misconception of the mystics identifies vijnana with the consciousness of the Infinite free from all ideation or else ideation packed into one essence of thought, lost to other dynamic action in the single and invariable idea of the One. This is the caitanyaghana of the Upanishad and is one movement or rather one thread of the many-aspected movement of the gnosis. The gnosis, the Vijnana, is not only this concentrated consciousness of the infinite Essence; it is also and at the same time an infinite knowledge of the myriad play of the Infinite. It contains all ideation (not mental but supramental), but it is not limited by ideation, for it far exceeds all ideative movement.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 476-77

ubiquity ::: n. --> Existence everywhere, or in places, at the same time; omnipresence; as, the ubiquity of God is not disputed by those who admit his existence.
The doctrine, as formulated by Luther, that Christ&

unadmissible ::: a. --> Alt. of Unadmittable

unadmittable ::: a. --> Inadmissible.

uncompromising ::: a. --> Not admitting of compromise; making no truce or concessions; obstinate; unyielding; inflexible.

unexceptive ::: a. --> Not exceptive; not including, admitting, or being, an exception.

uninteresting "jargon" 1. Said of a problem that, although {nontrivial}, can be solved simply by throwing sufficient resources at it. 2. Also said of problems for which a solution would neither advance the state of the art nor be fun to design and code. Hackers regard uninteresting problems as intolerable wastes of time, to be solved (if at all) by lesser mortals. *Real* hackers (see {toolsmith}) generalise uninteresting problems enough to make them interesting and solve them - thus solving the original problem as a special case (and, it must be admitted, occasionally turning a molehill into a mountain, or a mountain into a tectonic plate). See {WOMBAT}, {SMOP}. Compare {toy problem}. Oppose {interesting}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-03-10)

verge ::: n. --> A rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; as, the verge, carried before a dean.
The stick or wand with which persons were formerly admitted tenants, they holding it in the hand, and swearing fealty to the lord. Such tenants were called tenants by the verge.
The compass of the court of Marshalsea and the Palace court, within which the lord steward and the marshal of the king&

vulgate ::: a. --> An ancient Latin version of the Scripture, and the only version which the Roman Church admits to be authentic; -- so called from its common use in the Latin Church.
Of or pertaining to the Vulgate, or the old Latin version of the Scriptures.

water-tight ::: a. --> So tight as to retain, or not to admit, water; not leaky.

welcome ::: n. --> Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor.
Producing gladness; grateful; as, a welcome present; welcome news.
Free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to the use of my library.
Salutation to a newcomer.
Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the

"We see that the Absolute, the Self, the Divine, the Spirit, the Being is One; the Transcendental is one, the Cosmic is one: but we see also that beings are many and each has a self, a spirit, a like yet different nature. And since the spirit and essence of things is one, we are obliged to admit that all these many must be that One, and it follows that the One is or has become many; but how can the limited or relative be the Absolute and how can man or beast or bird be the Divine Being? But in erecting this apparent contradiction the mind makes a double error. It is thinking in the terms of the mathematical finite unit which is sole in limitation, the one which is less than two and can become two only by division and fragmentation or by addition and multiplication; but this is an infinite Oneness, it is the essential and infinite Oneness which can contain the hundred and the thousand and the million and billion and trillion. Whatever astronomic or more than astronomic figures you heap and multiply, they cannot overpass or exceed that Oneness; for, in the language of the Upanishad, it moves not, yet is always far in front when you would pursue and seize it. It can be said of it that it would not be the infinite Oneness if it were not capable of an infinite multiplicity; but that does not mean that the One is plural or can be limited or described as the sum of the Many: on the contrary, it can be the infinite Many because it exceeds all limitation or description by multiplicity and exceeds at the same time all limitation by finite conceptual oneness.” The Life Divine

“We see that the Absolute, the Self, the Divine, the Spirit, the Being is One; the Transcendental is one, the Cosmic is one: but we see also that beings are many and each has a self, a spirit, a like yet different nature. And since the spirit and essence of things is one, we are obliged to admit that all these many must be that One, and it follows that the One is or has become many; but how can the limited or relative be the Absolute and how can man or beast or bird be the Divine Being? But in erecting this apparent contradiction the mind makes a double error. It is thinking in the terms of the mathematical finite unit which is sole in limitation, the one which is less than two and can become two only by division and fragmentation or by addition and multiplication; but this is an infinite Oneness, it is the essential and infinite Oneness which can contain the hundred and the thousand and the million and billion and trillion. Whatever astronomic or more than astronomic figures you heap and multiply, they cannot overpass or exceed that Oneness; for, in the language of the Upanishad, it moves not, yet is always far in front when you would pursue and seize it. It can be said of it that it would not be the infinite Oneness if it were not capable of an infinite multiplicity; but that does not mean that the One is plural or can be limited or described as the sum of the Many: on the contrary, it can be the infinite Many because it exceeds all limitation or description by multiplicity and exceeds at the same time all limitation by finite conceptual oneness.” The Life Divine

wheeling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Wheel ::: n. --> The act of conveying anything, or traveling, on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle.
The act or practice of using a cycle; cycling.
Condition of a road or roads, which admits of passing on

wieldsome ::: a. --> Admitting of being easily wielded or managed.

WRONG MOVEMENT. ::: The first condition of inner pro- gress is to recognise whatever is or has been a wrong movement in any part of the nature, — wrong idea, wrong feeling, wrong speech, wrong action, — and by wrong is meant what departs from truth, from the higher consciousness and higher self, from the way of the Divine. Once recognised it is admitted, not glossed over or defended, — and It is offered to the Divine for the Light and Grace to descend and substitute for it the right movement of the true consciousness.

yield ::: v. t. --> To give in return for labor expended; to produce, as payment or interest on what is expended or invested; to pay; as, money at interest yields six or seven per cent.
To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
To give up, as something that is claimed or demanded; to make over to one who has a claim or right; to resign; to surrender; to relinquish; as a city, an opinion, etc.
To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.

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1:Some of their faults men readily admit, but others not so readily. ~ Epictetus,
2:Once we admit our existence, how is it that we do not know our Self? ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
3:We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~ Maya Angelou,
4:The questioner must admit the existence of his Self. 'I am' is the realization. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
5:We are all closer to the abyss than we would wish to admit. But is fortunate that we have an insight into the fact that we are the abyss ~ Jean Gebser,
6:You must admit your own existence. It is already realized. There is no fresh realization. The Self becomes revealed. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
7:Nothing is more tedious than battling against stupidity. For before no authority does it admit defeat, by no reason is it convinced. ~ John Scotus Eriugena, Periphyseon I (489c),
8:The love of God is an infinite and absolute feeling which does not admit of any rational limitation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Reason and Religion,
9:Our dwarf will and cold pragmatic sense
Admit not the celestial visitants: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
10:Life is too complex to admit of the arbitrary ideal simplicity which the moralising theorist loves. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, A Rationalistic Critic on Indian Culture - V,
11:Hysterical optimism will prevail until the world again admits the existence of tragedy, and it cannot admit the existence of tragedy until it again distinguishes between good and evil. ~ Richard Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences,
12:We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. You only are free when you realize you belong no place ~ you belong every place ~ no place at all. ~ Maya Angelou,
13:St. John Chrysostom is held in such esteem by the Greeks in his explanations that they admit no other where he expounded anything in Holy Scripture ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 1).,
14:What is the reason for creating everything unless it is for the Son of Man? We must religiously confess and reverently admit that it is for this Son of Man crowned with glory and honour that God created all things. ~ Rupert of Deutz, Commentary on Matthew 1.13,
15:One of two things must be done, either surrender because you admit your inability and require a higher power to help you, or investigate the cause of misery by going to the source and merging into the Self. Either way you will be free from misery. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
16:Fear is hidden consent. When you are afraid of something, it means that you admit its possibility and thus strengthen its hand. It can be said that it is a subconscient consent. Fear can be overcome in many ways. The ways of courage, faith, knowledge are some of them. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, 243,
17:One of two things must be done. Either surrender because you admit your inability and require a higher power to help you, or investigate the cause of misery by going to the source and merging into the Self. Either way you will be free from misery. God never forsakes one who has surrendered. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Surpassing Love and Grace,
18:I insist that in private life men should not admit their passions to be an end, indulging them and so degrading themselves to the level of the other animals, or suppressing them and creating neuroses. I insist that every thought, word and deed should be consciously devoted to the service of the Great Work. 'Whatsoever ye do, whether ye eat or drink, do all to the glory of God' ~ Aleister Crowleys, Confessions of Aleister Crowley,
19:I know that most men ~ not only those considered clever, but even those who are very clever and capable of understanding most difficult scientific, mathematical, or philosophic, problems ~ can seldom discern even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as obliges them to admit the falsity of conclusions they have formed, perhaps with much difficulty ~ conclusions of which they are proud, which they have taught to others, and on which they have built their lives.,
20:I admit that my visions can never mean to other men as much as they do to me. I do not regret this. All I ask is that my results should convince seekers after truth that there is beyond doubt something worth while seeking, attainable by methods more or less like mine. I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics, or the founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle. ~ Aleister Crowley,
21:Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe. Of course it's important to know what's right and what's wrong. Individual errors in judgment can usually be corrected. As long as you have the courage to admit mistakes, things can be turned around. But intolerant, narrow minds with no imagination are like parasites that transform the host, change form and continue to thrive. They're a lost cause. ~ Haruki Murakami,
22:I don't know whether this world has a meaning that transcends it. But I know that I cannot know that meaning and that it is impossible for me just now to know it. What can a meaning outside my condition mean to me? I can understand only in human terms. What I touch, what resists me ~ that I understand. And these two certainties ~ my appetite for the absolute and for unity and the impossibility of reducing this world to a rational and reasonable principle ~ I also know that I cannot reconcile them. What other truth can I admit without lying, without bringing in a hope I lack and which means nothing within the limits of my conditions?,
23:When we wish to correct with advantage, and to show another that he errs, we must notice from what side he views the matter, for on that side it is usually true, and admit that truth to him, but reveal to him the side on which it is false. He is satisfied with that, for he sees that he was not mistaken, and that he only failed to see all sides. Now, no one is offended at not seeing everything; but one does not like to be mistaken, and that perhaps arises from the fact that man naturally cannot see everything, and that naturally he cannot err in the side he looks at, since the perceptions of our senses are always true.
   ~ Blaise Pascal,
24:At this point it may be objected: well, then, if even the crabbed sceptics admit that the statements of religion cannot be confuted by reason, why should not I believe in them, since they have so much on their side:­ tradition, the concurrence of mankind, and all the consolation they yield? Yes, why not? Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief. But do not deceive yourself into thinking that with such arguments you are following the path of correct reasoning. If ever there was a case of facile argument, this is one. Ignorance is ignorance; no right to believe anything is derived from it. ~ Sigmund Freud,
25:The customary routine, the customary institutions, the inherited or habitual forms of thought, - these things are the life-breath of their nostrils. They admit and jealously defend the changes compelled by the progressive mind in the past, but combat with equal zeal the changes that are being made by it in the present.

For to the material man the living progressive thinker is an ideologue, dreamer or madman. The old Semites who stoned the living prophets and adored their memories when dead, were the very incarnation of this instinctive and unintelligent principle in Nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
26:There is a period, more or less prolonged, of internal effort and struggle in which the individual will has to reject the darkness and distortions of the lower nature and to put itself resolutely or vehemently on the side of the divine Light. The mental energies, the heart's emotions, the vital desires, the very physical being have to be compelled into the right attitude or trained to admit and answer to the right influences. It is only then, only when this has been truly done, that the surrender of the lower to the higher can be effected, because the sacrifice has become acceptable.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids, 61, [T0],
27:The true intuition on the contrary carries in itself its own guarantee of truth; it is sure and infallible within its limits. And so long as it is pure intuition and does not admit into itself any mixture of sense-error or intellectual ideation, it is never contradicted by experience: the intuition may be verified by the reason or the sense-perception afterwards, but its truth does not depend on that verification, it is assured by an automatic self-evidence. ... For the true intuition proceeds from the self-existent truth of things and is secured by that self-existent truth and not by any indirect, derivatory or dependent method of arriving at knowledge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
28:Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring. Sometimes we are inclined to class those who are once-and-a-half witted with the half-witted, because we appreciate only a third part of their wit. Some would find fault with the morning-red, if they ever got up early enough. "They pretend," as I hear, "that the verses of Kabir have four different senses; illusion, spirit, intellect, and the exoteric doctrine of the Vedas;" but in this part of the world it is considered a ground for complaint if a man's writings admit of more than one interpretation. While England endeavors to cure the potato-rot, will not any endeavor to cure the brain-rot, which prevails so much more widely and fatally? ~ Henry David Thoreau,
29:Thus slowly I lift man's soul nearer the Light.
   But human mind clings to its ignorance
   And to its littleness the human heart
   And to its right to grief the earthly life.
   Only when Eternity takes Time by the hand,
   Only when infinity weds the finite's thought,
   Can man be free from himself and live with God.
   I bring meanwhile the gods upon the earth;
   I bring back hope to the despairing heart;
   I give peace to the humble and the great,
   And shed my grace on the foolish and the wise.
   I shall save earth, if earth consents to be saved.
   Then Love shall at last unwounded tread earth's soil;
   Man's mind shall admit the sovereignty of Truth
   And body bear the immense descent of God."
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
30:You must ask yourself, if for 10 years if you didnt avoid doing what you knew you needed to do, by your own definitions right, within the value structure that you've created to the degree that youve done that, what would you be like? Well you know there are remarkable people who come into the world from time to time and there are people who do find out over decades long periods what they could be like if they were who they were if they said... if they spoke their being forward, and theyd get stronger and stronger. you do not know the limits to that, we do not know the limits to that and so you could say well in part perhaps the reason that you're suffering unbearably can be left at your feet because you are not everything you could be and you know it. and of course thats a terrible thing to admit and its a terrible thing to consider but theres real promise in it. perhaps theres another way you could look at the world and another way you could act in the world. .. Imagine many people did that. ~ Jordan Peterson,
31:8. The Woman As Temptress:The crux of the curious difficulty lies in the fact that our conscious views of what life ought to be seldom correspond to what life really is. Generally we refuse to admit within ourselves, or within our friends, the fullness of that pushing, self-protective, malodorous, carnivorous, lecherous fever which is the very nature of the organic cell. Rather, we tend to perfume, whitewash, and reinterpret; meanwhile imagining that all the flies in the ointment, all the hairs in the soup, are the faults of some unpleasant someone else. But when it suddenly dawns on us, or is forced to our attention that everything we think or do is necessarily tainted with the odor of the flesh, then, not uncommonly, there is experienced a moment of revulsion: life, the acts of life, the organs of life, woman in particular as the great symbol of life, become intolerable to the pure, the pure, pure soul. The seeker of the life beyond life must press beyond (the woman), surpass the temptations of her call, and soar to the immaculate ether beyond. ~ Joseph Campbell,
32:A Community of the Spirit

There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street
and being the noise.

Drink all your passion and be a disgrace.
Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
Open your hands if you want to be held.

Consider what you have been doing.
Why do you stay
with such a mean-spirited and dangerous partner?

For the security of having food. Admit it.
Here is a better arrangement.
Give up this life, and get a hundred new lives.

Sit down in this circle.

Quit acting like a wolf,
and feel the shepherd's love filling you.

At night, your beloved wanders.
Do not take painkillers.

Tonight, no consolations.
And do not eat.

Close your mouth against food.
Taste the lover's mouth in yours.

You moan, But she left me. He left me.
Twenty more will come.

Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought.

Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.

Flow down and down
in always widening rings of being.
~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
33:Many men think and write through inspiration. From where does it come?

Many! That is indeed a wonderful thing. I did not think there have been so many.... So?

Poets, when they write poems...

Ah! Inspirations come from very many different places. There are inspirations that may be very material, there are inspirations that may be vital, there are inspirations that come from all kinds of mental planes, and there are very, very rare inspirations that come from the higher mind or from a still higher region. All inspirations do not come from the same place. Hence, to be inspired does not necessarily mean that one is a higher be- ing.... One may be inspired also to do and say many stupid things!

What does "inspired" mean?

It means receiving something which is beyond you, which was not within you; to open yourself to an influence which is outside your individual conscious being.

Indeed, one can have also an inspiration to commit a murder! In countries where they decapitate murderers, cut off their heads, this causes a very brutal death which throws out the vital being, not allowing it the time to decompose for coming out of the body; the vital being is violently thrown out of the body, with all its impulses; and generally it goes and lodges itself in one of those present there, men half horrified, half with a kind of unhealthy curiosity. That makes the opening and it enters within. Statistics have proved that most young murderers admit that the impulse came to them when they were present at the death of another murderer. It was an "inspiration", but of a detestable kind.

Fundamentally it is a moment of openness to something which was not within your personal consciousness, which comes from outside and rushes into you and makes you do something. This is the widest formula that can be given.

Now, generally, when people say: "Oh! he is an inspired poet", it means he has received something from high above and expressed it in a remarkable manneR But one should rather say that his inspiration is of a high quality. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953,
34:the spiritual force behind adoration :::
   All love, indeed, that is adoration has a spiritual force behind it, and even when it is offered ignorantly and to a limited object, something of that splendor appears through the poverty of the rite and the smallness of its issues. For love that is worship is at once an aspiration and a preparation: it can bring even within its small limits in the Ignorance a glimpse of a still more or less blind and partial but surprising realisation; for there are moments when it is not we but the One who loves and is loved in us, and even a human passion can be uplifted and glorified by a slight glimpse of this infinite Love and Lover. It is for this reason that the worship of the god, the worship of the idol, the human magnet or ideal are not to be despised; for these are steps through which the human race moves towards that blissful passion and ecstasy of the Infinite which, even in limiting it, they yet represent for our imperfect vision when we have still to use the inferior steps Nature has hewn for our feet and admit the stages of our progress. Certain idolatries are indispensable for the development of our emotional being, nor will the man who knows be hasty at any time to shatter this image unless he can replace it in the heart of the worshipper by the Reality it figures. Moreover, they have this power because there is always something in them that is greater than their forms and, even when we reach the supreme worship, that abides and becomes a prolongation of it or a part of its catholic wholeness. our knowledge is still imperfect in us, love incomplete if even when we know That which surpasses all forms and manifestations, we cannot still accept the Divine in creature and object, in man, in the kind, in the animal, in the tree, in the flower, in the work of our hands, in the Nature-Force which is then no longer to us the blind action of a material machinery but a face and power of the universal Shakti: for in these things too is the presence of the Eternal.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Ascent of the Sacrifice - 2, The Works of Love - The Works of Life, 159,
35:I know perfectly well that pain and suffering and struggle and excesses of despair are natural - though not inevitable - on the way, - not because they are helps, but because they are imposed on us by the darkness of this human nature out of which we have to struggle into the Light. . . .

The dark path is there and there are many who make like the Christians a gospel of spiritual suffering; many hold it to be the unavoidable price of victory. It may be so under certain circumstances, as it has been in so many lives at least at the beginning, or one may choose to make it so. But then the price has to be paid with resignation, fortitude or a tenacious resilience. I admit that if borne in that way the attacks of the Dark Forces or the ordeals they impose have a meaning. After each victory gained over them, there is then a sensible advance; often they seem to show us the difficulties in ourselves which we have to overcome and to say, "Here you must conquer us and here."

But all the same it is a too dark and difficult way which nobody should follow on whom the necessity does not lie.

In any case one thing can never help and that is to despond always and say, "I am unfit; I am not meant for the Yoga." And worse still are these perilous mental formations such as you are always accepting that you must fare like X (one whose difficulty of exaggerated ambition was quite different from yours) and that you have only six years etc. These are clear formations of the Dark Forces seeking not only to sterilise your aspiration but to lead you away and so prevent your sharing in the fruit of the victory hereafter. I do not know what Krishnaprem has said but his injunction, if you have rightly understood it, is one that cannot stand as valid, since so many have done Yoga relying on tapasya or anything else but not confident of any Divine Grace. It is not that, but the soul's demand for a higher Truth or a higher life that is indispensable. Where that is, the Divine Grace whether believed in or not, will intervene. If you believe, that hastens and facilitates things; if you cannot yet believe, still the soul's aspiration will justify itself with whatever difficulty and struggle. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
36:"Will it take long for the Supermind which is involved in material Nature to emerge into the outer consciousness and bring visible results?"
   That depends on the state of consciousness from which one answers, for... For the human consciousness, obviously, I think it will take quite a long time. For another consciousness it will be relatively very fast, and for yet another consciousness, it is already accomplished. It is an accomplished fact. But in order to become aware of this, one must be able to enter into another state of consciousness than the ordinary physical consciousness.
   Sri Aurobindo has spoken - I believe I have read it to you, I think it's in The Synthesis of Yoga - of the true mind, the true vital and the true physical or subtle physical, and he has said that they co-exist with the ordinary mind, vital and physical, and that in certain conditions one may enter into contact with them, and then one becomes aware of the difference between what really is and the appearances of things.
   Well, for a developed consciousness, the Supermind is already realised somewhere in a domain of the subtle physical, it already exists there visible, concrete, and expresses itself in forms and activities. And when one is in tune with this domain, when one lives there, one has a very strong feeling that this world would only have to be condensed, so to say, for it to become visible to all. What would then be interesting would be to develop this inner perception which would put you into contact with the supramental truth which is already manifested, and is veiled for you only for want of appropriate organs to enter into relation with it.
   It is possible that those who are conscious of their dreams may have dreams of a new kind which put them into contact with that world, for it is accessible to the subtle physical of all those who have the corresponding organs in themselves. And there is necessarily a subtle influence of this physical on outer matter, if one is ready to receive impressions from it and admit them into one's consciousness. That's all.
   Now, if nobody has any questions to ask, well, we shall remain silent.
   Something to say, over there? (Mother looks at a disciple.) Oh! he is burning to speak! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956,
37:There is no invariable rule of such suffering. It is not the soul that suffers; the Self is calm and equal to all things and the only sorrow of the psychic being is the sorrow of the resistance of Nature to the Divine Will or the resistance of things and people to the call of the True, the Good and the Beautiful. What is affected by suffering is the vital nature and the body. When the soul draws towards the Divine, there may be a resistance in the mind and the common form of that is denial and doubt - which may create mental and vital suffering. There may again be a resistance in the vital nature whose principal character is desire and the attachment to the objects of desire, and if in this field there is conflict between the soul and the vital nature, between the Divine Attraction and the pull of the Ignorance, then obviously there may be much suffering of the mind and vital parts. The physical consciousness also may offer a resistance which is usually that of a fundamental inertia, an obscurity in the very stuff of the physical, an incomprehension, an inability to respond to the higher consciousness, a habit of helplessly responding to the lower mechanically, even when it does not want to do so; both vital and physical suffering may be the consequence. There is moreover the resistance of the Universal Nature which does not want the being to escape from the Ignorance into the Light. This may take the form of a vehement insistence on the continuation of the old movements, waves of them thrown on the mind and vital and body so that old ideas, impulses, desires, feelings, responses continue even after they are thrown out and rejected, and can return like an invading army from outside, until the whole nature, given to the Divine, refuses to admit them. This is the subjective form of the universal resistance, but it may also take an objective form - opposition, calumny, attacks, persecution, misfortunes of many kinds, adverse conditions and circumstances, pain, illness, assaults from men or forces. There too the possibility of suffering is evident. There are two ways to meet all that - first that of the Self, calm, equality, a spirit, a will, a mind, a vital, a physical consciousness that remain resolutely turned towards the Divine and unshaken by all suggestion of doubt, desire, attachment, depression, sorrow, pain, inertia. This is possible when the inner being awakens, when one becomes conscious of the Self, of the inner mind, the inner vital, the inner physical, for that can more easily attune itself to the divine Will, and then there is a division in the being as if there were two beings, one within, calm, strong, equal, unperturbed, a channel of the Divine Consciousness and Force, one without, still encroached on by the lower Nature; but then the disturbances of the latter become something superficial which are no more than an outer ripple, - until these under the inner pressure fade and sink away and the outer being too remains calm, concentrated, unattackable. There is also the way of the psychic, - when the psychic being comes out in its inherent power, its consecration, adoration, love of the Divine, self-giving, surrender and imposes these on the mind, vital and physical consciousness and compels them to turn all their movements Godward. If the psychic is strong and master...
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Resistances, Sufferings and Falls, 669,
   THE Magical Will is in its essence twofold, for it presupposes a beginning and an end; to will to be a thing is to admit that you are not that thing.
   Hence to will anything but the supreme thing, is to wander still further from it - any will but that to give up the self to the Beloved is Black Magick - yet this surrender is so simple an act that to our complex minds it is the most difficult of all acts; and hence training is necessary. Further, the Self surrendered must not be less than the All-Self; one must not come before the altar of the Most High with an impure or an imperfect offering. As it is written in Liber LXV, "To await Thee is the end, not the beginning."
   This training may lead through all sorts of complications, varying according to the nature of the student, and hence it may be necessary for him at any moment to will all sorts of things which to others might seem unconnected with the goal. Thus it is not "a priori" obvious why a billiard player should need a file.
   Since, then, we may want "anything," let us see to it that our will is strong enough to obtain anything we want without loss of time.
   It is therefore necessary to develop the will to its highest point, even though the last task but one is the total surrender of this will. Partial surrender of an imperfect will is of no account in Magick.
   The will being a lever, a fulcrum is necessary; this fulcrum is the main aspiration of the student to attain. All wills which are not dependent upon this principal will are so many leakages; they are like fat to the athlete.
   The majority of the people in this world are ataxic; they cannot coordinate their mental muscles to make a purposed movement. They have no real will, only a set of wishes, many of which contradict others. The victim wobbles from one to the other (and it is no less wobbling because the movements may occasionally be very violent) and at the end of life the movements cancel each other out. Nothing has been achieved; except the one thing of which the victim is not conscious: the destruction of his own character, the confirming of indecision. Such an one is torn limb from limb by Choronzon.
   How then is the will to be trained? All these wishes, whims, caprices, inclinations, tendencies, appetites, must be detected, examined, judged by the standard of whether they help or hinder the main purpose, and treated accordingly.
   Vigilance and courage are obviously required. I was about to add self-denial, in deference to conventional speech; but how could I call that self-denial which is merely denial of those things which hamper the self? It is not suicide to kill the germs of malaria in one's blood.
   Now there are very great difficulties to be overcome in the training of the mind. Perhaps the greatest is forgetfulness, which is probably the worst form of what the Buddhists call ignorance. Special practices for training the memory may be of some use as a preliminary for persons whose memory is naturally poor. In any case the Magical Record prescribed for Probationers of the A.'.A.'. is useful and necessary.
   Above all the practices of Liber III must be done again and again, for these practices develop not only vigilance but those inhibiting centres in the brain which are, according to some psychologists, the mainspring of the mechanism by which civilized man has raised himself above the savage.
   So far it has been spoken, as it were, in the negative. Aaron's rod has become a serpent, and swallowed the serpents of the other Magicians; it is now necessary to turn it once more into a rod.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, The Wand,
39:Mother, how to change one's consciousness?
   Naturally, there are many ways, but each person must do it by the means accessible to him; and the indication of the way usually comes spontaneously, through something like an unexpected experience. And for each one, it appears a little differently.
   For instance, one may have the perception of the ordinary consciousness which is extended on the surface, horizontally, and works on a plane which is simultaneously the surface of things and has a contact with the superficial outer side of things, people, circumstances; and then, suddenly, for some reason or other - as I say for each one it is different - there is a shifting upwards, and instead of seeing things horizontally, of being at the same level as they are, you suddenly dominate them and see them from above, in their totality, instead of seeing a small number of things immediately next to yourself; it is as though something were drawing you above and making you see as from a mountain-top or an aeroplane. And instead of seeing each detail and seeing it on its own level, you see the whole as one unity, and from far above.
   There are many ways of having this experience, but it usually comes to you as if by chance, one fine day.
   Or else, one may have an experience which is almost its very opposite but which comes to the same thing. Suddenly one plunges into a depth, one moves away from the thing one perceived, it seems distant, superficial, unimportant; one enters an inner silence or an inner calm or an inward vision of things, a profound feeling, a more intimate perception of circumstances and things, in which all values change. And one becomes aware of a sort of unity, a deep identity which is one in spite of the diverse appearances.
   Or else, suddenly also, the sense of limitation disappears and one enters the perception of a kind of indefinite duration beginningless and endless, of something which has always been and always will be.
   These experiences come to you suddenly in a flash, for a second, a moment in your life, you don't know why or how.... There are other ways, other experiences - they are innumerable, they vary according to people; but with this, with one minute, one second of such an existence, one catches the tail of the thing. So one must remember that, try to relive it, go to the depths of the experience, recall it, aspire, concentrate. This is the startingpoint, the end of the guiding thread, the clue. For all those who are destined to find their inner being, the truth of their being, there is always at least one moment in life when they were no longer the same, perhaps just like a lightning-flash - but that is enough. It indicates the road one should take, it is the door that opens on this path. And so you must pass through the door, and with perseverance and an unfailing steadfastness seek to renew the state which will lead you to something more real and more total.
   Many ways have always been given, but a way you have been taught, a way you have read about in books or heard from a teacher, does not have the effective value of a spontaneous experience which has come without any apparent reason, and which is simply the blossoming of the soul's awakening, one second of contact with your psychic being which shows you the best way for you, the one most within your reach, which you will then have to follow with perseverance to reach the goal - one second which shows you how to start, the beginning.... Some have this in dreams at night; some have it at any odd time: something one sees which awakens in one this new consciousness, something one hears, a beautiful landscape, beautiful music, or else simply a few words one reads, or else the intensity of concentration in some effort - anything at all, there are a thousand reasons and thousands of ways of having it. But, I repeat, all those who are destined to realise have had this at least once in their life. It may be very fleeting, it may have come when they were very young, but always at least once in one's life one has the experience of what true consciousness is. Well, that is the best indication of the path to be followed.
   One may seek within oneself, one may remember, may observe; one must notice what is going on, one must pay attention, that's all. Sometimes, when one sees a generous act, hears of something exceptional, when one witnesses heroism or generosity or greatness of soul, meets someone who shows a special talent or acts in an exceptional and beautiful way, there is a kind of enthusiasm or admiration or gratitude which suddenly awakens in the being and opens the door to a state, a new state of consciousness, a light, a warmth, a joy one did not know before. That too is a way of catching the guiding thread. There are a thousand ways, one has only to be awake and to watch.
   First of all, you must feel the necessity for this change of consciousness, accept the idea that it is this, the path which must lead to the goal; and once you admit the principle, you must be watchful. And you will find, you do find it. And once you have found it, you must start walking without any hesitation.
   Indeed, the starting-point is to observe oneself, not to live in a perpetual nonchalance, a perpetual apathy; one must be attentive.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956, [T6],
40:Chapter LXXXII: Epistola Penultima: The Two Ways to Reality
Cara Soror,
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

How very sensible of you, though I admit somewhat exacting!

You write-Will you tell me exactly why I should devote so much of my valuable time to subjects like Magick and Yoga.

That is all very well. But you ask me to put it in syllogistic form. I have no doubt this can be done, though the task seems somewhat complicated. I think I will leave it to you to construct your series of syllogisms yourself from the arguments of this letter.

In your main question the operative word is "valuable. Why, I ask, in my turn, should you consider your time valuable? It certainly is not valuable unless the universe has a meaning, and what is more, unless you know what that meaning is-at least roughly-it is millions to one that you will find yourself barking up the wrong tree.

First of all let us consider this question of the meaning of the universe. It is its own evidence to design, and that design intelligent design. There is no question of any moral significance-"one man's meat is another man's poison" and so on. But there can be no possible doubt about the existence of some kind of intelligence, and that kind is far superior to anything of which we know as human.

How then are we to explore, and finally to interpret this intelligence?

It seems to me that there are two ways and only two. Imagine for a moment that you are an orphan in charge of a guardian, inconceivably learned from your point of view.

Suppose therefore that you are puzzled by some problem suitable to your childish nature, your obvious and most simple way is to approach your guardian and ask him to enlighten you. It is clearly part of his function as guardian to do his best to help you. Very good, that is the first method, and close parallel with what we understand by the word Magick.

We are bothered by some difficulty about one of the elements-say Fire-it is therefore natural to evoke a Salamander to instruct you on the difficult point. But you must remember that your Holy Guardian Angel is not only far more fully instructed than yourself on every point that you can conceive, but you may go so far as to say that it is definitely his work, or part of his work; remembering always that he inhabits a sphere or plane which is entirely different from anything of which you are normally aware.

To attain to the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel is consequently without doubt by far the simplest way by which you can yourself approach that higher order of being.

That, then, is a clearly intelligible method of procedure. We call it Magick.

It is of course possible to strengthen the link between him and yourself so that in course of time you became capable of moving and, generally speaking, operating on that plane which is his natural habitat.

There is however one other way, and one only, as far as I can see, of reaching this state.

It is at least theoretically possible to exalt the whole of your own consciousness until it becomes as free to move on that exalted plane as it is for him. You should note, by the way, that in this case the postulation of another being is not necessary. There is no way of refuting the solipsism if you feel like that. Personally I cannot accede to its axiom. The evidence for an external universe appears to me perfectly adequate.

Still there is no extra charge for thinking on those lines if you so wish.

I have paid a great deal of attention in the course of my life to the method of exalting the human consciousness in this way; and it is really quite legitimate to identify my teaching with that of the Yogis.

I must however point out that in the course of my instruction I have given continual warnings as to the dangers of this line of research. For one thing there is no means of checking your results in the ordinary scientific sense. It is always perfectly easy to find a subjective explanation of any phenomenon; and when one considers that the greatest of all the dangers in any line of research arise from egocentric vanity, I do not think I have exceeded my duty in anything that I have said to deter students from undertaking so dangerous a course as Yoga.

It is, of course, much safer if you are in a position to pursue in the Indian Jungles, provided that your health will stand the climate and also, I must say, unless you have a really sound teacher on whom you can safely rely. But then, if we once introduce a teacher, why not go to the Fountain-head and press towards the Knowledge and conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel?

In any case your Indian teacher will ultimately direct you to seek guidance from that source, so it seems to me that you have gone to a great deal of extra trouble and incurred a great deal of unnecessary danger by not leaving yourself in the first place in the hands of the Holy Guardian Angel.

In any case there are the two methods which stand as alternatives. I do not know of any third one which can be of any use whatever. Logically, since you have asked me to be logical, there is certainly no third way; there is the external way of Magick, and the internal way of Yoga: there you have your alternatives, and there they cease.

Love is the law, love under will.


666 ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears,


1:I admit thoughts influence the body. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
2:Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a mistake. ~ nelson-mandela, @wisdomtrove
3:If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
4:The nature of things is, I admit, a sturdy adversary. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
5:When you're wrong admit it, when you're right, shut up. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
6:Truth only means something when it's hard to admit. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
7:Everyone is a self-made man. Only the successful admit it. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
8:I do not admit that my doctrine can be judged by anyone. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
9:Admit to your contentment so it can tip over into joy. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
10:Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
11:We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it. ~ earl-nightingale, @wisdomtrove
12:To dismiss a guest is a more ungracious act than not to admit him at all. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
13:Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
14:Cold, hungry, scared as hell inside, but too damn brave to admit it. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
15:I admit to having an imagination feverish enough to melt good judgment. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
16:It is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
17:For most of us, I think it's easier to admit doing wrong than being stupid. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
18:In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
19:I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
20:When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
21:As long as you have the courage to admit mistakes, things can be turned around. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
22:Nobody can be set free from a problem until they're willing to admit they have one. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
23:I just tell people what they already know but are afraid to admit to themselves. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
24:I admit that I haven't read everything in my library, but I feel smarter just walking in it! ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
25:If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, the possibility of life is destroyed. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
26:We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
27:All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
28:longing to travel while you are already traveling is, I admit, a kind of greedy madness ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
29:Two elements of successful leadership: a willingness to be wrong and an eagerness to admit it. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
30:The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
31:A mistake is valuable if you do four things with it: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
32:Civil disobedience does not admit of any violence or countenancing of violence directly or indirectly. ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
33:The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility; he can never admit an error. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
34:I'll admit that it's not easy to get an agent, but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
35:In a general sense, I admit to valuing the worldviews of men under the age of 40 and women over the age of 30. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
36:Religious faith is the one species of human ignorance that will not admit of even the possibility of correction. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
37:Every man would like to be God, if it were possible; some few find it difficult to admit the impossibility. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
38:God, help me remember that when I admit and accept the truth, I'll be given the power and guidance to change. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
39:They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
40:If you study the history and records of the world you must admit that the source of justice was the fear of injustice. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
41:This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
42:Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
43:We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
44:People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be - whether they will admit that or not. ~ earl-nightingale, @wisdomtrove
45:To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
46:The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, the more you've got to admit that each party is worse than the other. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
47:Every established fact which is too bad to admit of any other defence is always presented to us as an injunction of religion. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
48:Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. ~ steve-jobs, @wisdomtrove
49:... My point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful joke the world was. I went crazy as a coot! I admit it! Why can't you? ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
50:It's sometimes easier to reject strong evidence than to admit that we've been wrong, this is information about ourselves worth having. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
51:Take the blinders from your vision, take the padding from your ears and confess you've heard me crying and admit you've seen my tears. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
52:Everyone has at least one story, and each of us is funny if we admit it. You have to admit you're the funniest person you've ever heard of. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
53:I also admit, that there are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits which are not good till they are rotten. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
54:If we're really honest with ourselves, most of us will admit that we want to impress people, and this is what's causing us to do what we do. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
55:To maintain your marriage brimming, with really like in the wedding cup, anytime you are incorrect, admit it each time you're proper, shut up. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
56:I don't mind their having a lot of money, and I don't care how they employ it, but I do think that they damn well ought to admit they enjoy it. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
57:Villains!' I shrieked. &
58:One of the greatest steps in self-discovery is to see that you are a machine. Only the few who have real knowledge will admit to being machines. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
59:Religious doctrines are all illusions, they do not admit of proof, and no one can be compelled to consider them as true or to believe in them. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
60:You ought certainly to forgive them as a Christian, but never to admit them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned in your hearing. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
61:The Monte Carlo casino refused to admit me until I was properly dressed so I went and found my stockings, and then came back and lost my shirt. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
62:Many investigators feel uneasy stating in public that the origin of life is a mystery, even though behind closed doors they admit they are baffled. ~ paul-davies, @wisdomtrove
63:Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they're sinners can bring democracy the tolerance it requires to survive ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
64:To accept grace is to admit failure, a step we are hesitant to take. We opt to impress God with how good we are rather than confessing how great he is. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
65:I do not believe in democracy, but I am perfectly willing to admit that it provides the only really amusing form of government ever endured by mankind. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
66:One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
67:All Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love or hating moonlight. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
68:We kill because we are afraid of our own shadow, afraid that if we used a little common sense we'd have to admit that our glorious principles were wrong. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
69:Be honest, Look for areas where you can admit error and say so. Apologize for your mistakes. It will help disarm your opponents and reduce defensiveness. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
70:Admit that it stings. “Ouch. That’s hard to hear. But I’m up for it.” Honesty when criticized is a great equalizer and a show of nobility and maturity. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
71:How do you cause people to believe in an imagined order such as Christianity, democracy or capitalism? First, you never admit that the order is imagined. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
72:Just because we think we're so wonderful doesn't mean we really are. We could be really terrible animals and just never admit it because it would hurt so much. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
73:It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
74:Let your conversation be without malice or envy, for it is a sign of a tractable and commendable nature; and in all cases of passion admit reason to govern. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
75:I have to admit that when I watch a movie in which there is no moral context for the violence - I find that offensive. I think that's potentially damaging to society. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
76:It is quite gratifying to feel guilty if you haven't done anything wrong: how noble! Whereas it is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
77:In our loss and fear we craved the acts of religion, the ceremonies that allow us to admit our helplessness, our dependence on the great forces we do not understand. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
78:Curiosity takes ignorance seriously - and is confident enough to admit when it's in the dark. It is aware of not knowing. And then it sets out to do something about it. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
79:I like to think that good people win. But even good people have other sides. Most people will slow down to get a good look at an accident, even though they won't admit it. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
80:In all evils which admit a remedy, impatience is to be avoided, because it wastes that time and attention in complaints, that, if properly applied might remove the cause. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
81:What is the knocking? What is the knocking at the door in the night? It is somebody who wants to do us harm. No, no, it is the three strange angels. Admit them, admit them. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
82:The ideal condition would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct; but since we are all likely to go astray, The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
83:If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else. I know. An overwhelming passion for it. No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
84:Any fool can try to defend his or her mistakes- and most fools do- but it raises one above the herd and gives one a feeling of nobility and exultation to admit one's mistakes. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
85:What God declares the believing heart confesses without the need of further proof. Indeed, to seek proof is to admit doubt, and to obtain proof is to render faith superfluous. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
86:Authentic men aren't afraid to show affection, release their feelings, hug their children, cry when they're sad, admit it when they're wrong, and ask for help when they need it. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
87:I say to myself, if the text was good enough for my father and grandfather, it must be good enough for me. I admit, that is a rather personal way of approaching the text - or a prayer. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
88:Faith does not, in the realist, spring from the miracle but the miracle from faith. If the realist once believes, then he is bound by his very realism to admit the miraculous also. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
89:Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
90:Superior leaders are willing to admit a mistake and cut their losses. Be willing to admit that you've changed your mind. Don't persist when the original decision turns out to be a poor one. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
91:What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit to their cruelty. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
92:I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is there I shall be also! ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
93:There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a Democrat like myself must admit this. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
94:Nothing is easier than to admit in words the truth of the universal struggle for life, or more difficult&
95:All the satires of the stage should be viewed without discomfort. They are public mirrors, where we are never to admit that we seeourselves; one admits to a fault when one is scandalized by its censure. ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
96:Gradually we come to admit that Shakespeare understands a greater extent and variety of human life than Dante; but that Dante understands deeper degrees of degradation and higher degrees of exaltation. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
97:One of the wonderful things about science is that when scientists don’t know something, they can try out all kinds of theories and conjunctures, but in the end they can just admit their ignorance. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
98:If you ever feel distressed during your day - call upon our Lady - just say this simple prayer: &
99:He sniggered. He didn't like to think of himself as the sort of person who giggled or sniggered, but he had to admit that he had been giggling and sniggering almost continuously for well over half an hour now. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
100:The only moral virtue of war is that it compels the capitalist system to look itself in the face and admit it is a fraud. It compels the present society to admit that it has no morals it will not sacrifice for gain. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
101:I have always felt comfortable in blue jeans. I have found it interesting, however, that people also whistle at blue jeans. I have to admit that I like mine to fit. There's nothing I hate worse than baggy blue jeans. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
102:We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
103:If you wait for a perfect church, you must wait until you get to heaven; and even if you could find a perfect assembly on earth, I am sure they would not admit you to their fellowship, for you are not perfect yourself. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
104:It is a difference of opinion which does not admit of proof. We each begin probably with a little bias towards our own sex, and upon that bias build every circumstance in favour of it which has occurred within our own circle. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
105:It is a difference of opinion which does not admit of proof. We each begin probably with a little bias towards our own sex, and upon that bias build every circumstance in favour of it which has occurred within our own circle; ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
106:The nature of Christ's existence is mysterious, I admit; but this mystery meets the wants of man. Reject it, and the world is an inexplicable riddle; believe it, and the history of our race is satisfactorily explained. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
107:No parent is perfect; we all can look back and think of things we could've done to help our children be better prepared for adulthood. And sometimes it's best to admit it to them and encourage them to learn from our mistakes. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
108:Then may I tell you that the very next words I read were these ‘Chloe liked Olivi’ Do not start. Do not blush. Let us admit in the privacy of our own society that these things sometimes happen. Sometimes women do like women. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
109:It was all a lie, it all stank, stank of lies, it all gave the illusion of meaning and happiness and beauty, and all of it was just putrefaction that no one would admit to. Bitter was the taste of the world. Life was a torment. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
110:People love to admit they have bad handwriting or that they can't do math. And they will readily admit to being awkward: &
111:One must do one of two tings: either admit that the existing order of society is just, and then stick up for one's rights in it;or acknowledge that you are enjoying unjust privileges, as i do, and then enjoy them and be satisfied. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
112:There is nothing wrong with making mistakes and not having all the answers, so long as we are willing to admit this and strive for personal betterment. Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out that they don't. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
113:I am embarrassed to admit what drew me to psychology. I didn't want to go to medical school. I was getting good grades in psychology and I was charismatic and people in the psychology department liked me. It was as low a level as that. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
114:If once we admit, be it for a single hour or in a single instance, that there can be anything more important than compassion for a fellow human being, then there is no crime against man that we cannot commit with an easy conscience. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
115:There's a deceptive sin that can keep us from walking in love: pride. It's deceptive because when you have pride, you're usually too proud to admit it. I know this because I used to have teachings on pride and they didn't sell well. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
116:All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be sceptical, or at least cautious, and not to admit of any hypothesis whatever, much less of any which is supported by no appearance of probability. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
117:Strange it is that men should admit the validity of the arguments for free speech but object to their being "pushed to an extreme," not seeing that unless the reasons are good for an extreme case, they are not good for any case. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
118:But I would still reply, that the knavery and folly of men are such common phenomena, that I should rather believe the most extraordinary events to arise from their concurrence, than admit of so signal a violation of the laws of nature ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
119:Religious moderation is the direct result of taking scripture less and less seriously. So why not take it less seriously still? Why not admit the the Bible is merely a collection of imperfect books written by highly fallible human beings. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
120:When you surrender, the problem ceases to exist. Try to solve it, or conquer it, and you only set up more resistance. . . . The most difficult thing to admit, and to realize with one's whole being, is that you alone control nothing. . . . ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
121:All great religions, in order to escape absurdity, have to admit a dilution of agnosticism. It is only the savage, whether of the African bush or the American gospel tent, who pretends to know the will and intent of God exactly and completely. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
122:To admit authorities, however heavily furred and gowned, into our libraries and let them tell us how to read, what to read, what value to place upon what we read, is to destroy the spirit of freedom which is the breath of those sanctuaries. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
123:... when a wife wouldn't testify, little punishment was meted out. Alex came to understand that only those who pressed charges ever became truly free, because the life they were leading was a prison, even if most of them wouldn't admit it. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
124:Have the courage to be exactly who you are without apology. Admit your mistakes without beating yourself up. Release all shame! Release all guilt! You cannot live if you are hiding behind what was. Focus on what is, right now, and that is you! ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
125:It is useful at times to admit to yourself that you don't know your way and to be open to help from unexpected places. Doing that makes available to you inner and outer energies and allies that arise out of your own soulfulness and selflessness. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
126:I am always chilled and astonished by the would-be writers who ask me for advice and admit, quite blithely, that they "don't have time to read." This is like a guy starting up Mount Everest saying that he didn't have time to buy any rope or pitons. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
127:We do not admit the authority of the church with respect to its pretended infallibility, its manufactured miracles, its setting itself up to forgive sins. It was by propagating that belief and supporting it with fire that she kept up her temporal power. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
128:And if our book consumption remains as low as it has been, at least let us admit that it is because reading is a less exciting pastime than going to the dogs, the pictures or the pub, and not because books, whether bought or borrowed, are too expensive. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
129:The Christian is quite free to believe that there is a considerable amount of settled order and inevitable development in the universe. But the materialist is not allowed to admit into his spotless machine the slightest speck of spiritualism or miracle. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
130:The genuine realist, if he is an unbeliever, will always find strength and ability to disbelieve in the miraculous, and if he is confronted with a miracle as an irrefutable fact he would rather disbelieve his own senses than admit the miraculous also. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
131:All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers, is contained in the dog. If one could but realize this knowledge, if one could but bring it into the light of day, if we dogs would but own that we know infinitely more than we admit to ourselves! ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
132:Our senses will not admit anything extreme. Too much noise confuses us, too much light dazzles us, too great distance or nearness prevents vision, too great prolixity or brevity weakens an argument, too much pleasure gives pain, too much accordance annoys. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
133:I also readily admit that there are animals, taken in the ordinary sense, that are incomparably larger than those we know of, and I have sometimes said in jest that there might be a system like ours which is the pocketwatch of some enormous giant. ~ gottfried-wilhelm-leibniz, @wisdomtrove
134:Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
135:It is not the nature of avarice to be satisfied with anything but money. Every passion that acts upon mankind has a peculiar mode of operation. Many of them are temporary and fluctuating; they admit of cessation and variety. But avarice is a fixed, uniform passion. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
136:Jesus Christ was willing to admit every good man to the family of God. It is not the man who believes a certain something, but the man who does the will of the Father in heaven, who is right. On this basis-being right and doing right-the whole world can unite. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
137:I'm going to write a book someday and the title will be I'm an Ass, You're an Ass. That's the most liberating, wonderful thing in the world, when you openly admit you're an ass. It's wonderful. When people tell me, You're wrong I say, What can you expect of an ass? ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
138:Just because you are embarrassed to admit that you're still living the consequences of bad decisions made 5, 10, 20 years ago shouldn't stop you from making good decisions now. If you let pride stop you, you will hate life 5, 10, and 20 years from now for the same reasons. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
139:My nonviolence does not admit of running away from danger and leaving dear ones unprotected. Between violence and cowardly flight, I can only prefer violence to cowardice. I can no more preach nonviolence to a coward than I can tempt a blind man to enjoy healthy scenes. ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
140:She could not admit but that he had remarkable qualities, sometimes she thought that there was even in him a strange and unattractive greatness; it was curious then that she could not love him, but loved still a man whose worthlessness was now so clear to her. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
141:An infinite number of real parts of time, passing in succession, and exhausted one after another, appears so evident a contradiction, that no man, one should think, whose judgement is not corrupted, instead of being improved, by the sciences, would ever be able to admit of it. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
142:At times I have long conversations with God. Sometimes I ask questions. I admit that there are also times when I let out my frustrations, fears, and anxieties in less than honorable ways. No matter what I pray about or how I pray about it, the result I always get is comfort. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
143:If we submit everything to reason our religion will be left with nothing mysterious or supernatural. If we offend the principles of reason our religion will be absurd and ridiculous . . . There are two equally dangerous extremes: to exclude reason, to admit nothing but reason. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
144:Most English-speaking people, for instance, will admit that cellar door is &
145:However unwillingly a person who has a strong opinion may admit the possibility that his opinion may be false, he ought to be moved by the consideration that, however true it may be, if it is not fully, frequently, and fearlessly discussed, it will be held as a dead dogma, not a living truth. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
146:The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
147:There is then no analogy whatever between the operations of the Chess-Player, and those of the calculating machine of Mr. Babbage , and if we choose to call the former a pure machine we must be prepared to admit that it is, beyond all comparison, the most wonderful of the inventions of mankind. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
148:If we cannot find our way to a time when most of us are willing to admit that, at the very least, we are not sure whether or not God wrote some of our books, then we need only count the days to Armageddon-because God has given us far many more reasons to kill one another than to turn the other cheek. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
149:But if we admit God, must we admit Miracle? Indeed, indeed, you have no security against it. That is the bargain. Theology says to you in effect, &
150:We either have wild places or we don't. We admit the spiritual-emotional validity of wild, beautiful places or we don't. We have a philosophy of simplicity of experience in these wild places or we don't. We admit an almost religious devotion to the clean exposition of the wild, natural earth or we don't. ~ amsel-adams, @wisdomtrove
151:There are two excesses: to exclude reason, to admit nothing but reason. The supreme achievement of reason is to realise that there is a limit to reason. Reason's last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it. It is merely feeble if it does not go as far as to realise that. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
152:Twice two makes four seems to me simply a piece of insolence. Twice two makes four is a pert coxcomb who stands with arms akimbo barring your path and spitting. I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything its due, twice two makes five is sometimes a very charming thing too. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
153:You know the more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best. My only solution would be to keep em both out one term and hire my good friend Henry Ford to run the whole thing, and give him a commission on what he saves us. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
154:But the man who is not afraid to admit everything that he sees to be wrong with himself, and yet recognizes that he may be the object of God's love precisely because of his shortcomings, can begin to be sincere. His sincerity is based on confidence, not in his own illusions about himself, but in the endless, unfailing mercy of God. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
155:The more we try to live in the world of words, the more we feel isolated and alone, the more all the joy and liveliness of things is exchanged for mere certainty and security. On the other hand, the more we are forced to admit that we actually live in the real world, the more we feel ignorant, uncertain, and insecure about everything. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
156:If you want the great and mighty things God has for you, you must get to the root of anger and deal with it. Get rid of the masks and face the things that happened in your life that made you the way you are today. Admit that you can't change by yourself. Until the root is removed, it'll continue to produce one bad fruit after another. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
157:A tremendously complex work is going on all the time in your brain and body, are you conscious of it? Not at all. Yet for an outsider all seems to be going on intelligently and purposefully. Why not admit that one’s entire personal life may sink largely below the threshold of consciousness and yet proceed sanely and smoothly. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
158:We all move on the fringes of eternity and are sometimes granted vistas through fabric of illusion. Many refuse to admit it: I feel a mystery exists. There are certain times, when, as on the whisper of the wind, there comes a clear and quiet realization that there is indeed a presence in the world, a nonhuman entity that is not necessarily inhuman. ~ amsel-adams, @wisdomtrove
159:How is it that some celebrities, whom the average person would believe to have all the popularity a human being could want, still admit to feeling lonely? It is quite naive to assume that popularity is the remedy for loneliness. Loneliness does not necessarily equal physical solitude, it is the inability to be oneself and rightfully represented as oneself. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
160:What the activity of this disposition of ours means in the evolution of the world, we do not know. Nor can we regulate this activity from outside; we must leave entirely to each individual its shaping and its extension. From every point of view, then, world- and life-affirmation and ethics are non-rational, and we must have the courage to admit it." ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
161:Politics and morality are inseparable. And as morality's foundation is religion, religion and politics are necessarily related. We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect, and our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they're sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
162:When we would show any one that he is mistaken, our best course is to observe on what side he considers the subject,&
163:Many of us Christians have become extremely skillful in arranging our lives so as to admit the truth of Christianity without being embarrassed by its implications. We arrange things so that we can get on well enough without divine aid, while at the same time ostensibly seeking it. We boast in the Lord but watch carefully that we never get caught depending on Him. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
164:I'd love to, she finally said,"on one condition." I steadied myself, hoping it wasn't something too awful. "Yes?" "You have to promise that you won't fall in love with me." I knew she was kidding me by the way she laughed, and I couldn't help but breathe a sigh of relief. Sometimes, I had to admit, Jamie had a pretty good sense of humor. I smiled and gave her my word. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
165:I am willing to admit that some people might live there for years, or even a lifetime, so protected that they never sense the sweet stench of corruption that is all around them - the keen, thin scent of decay that pervades everything and accuses with a terrible accusation the superficial youthfulness, the abounding undergraduate noise, that fills those ancient buildings. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
166:If one is to deal with people on a large scale and say what one thinks, how can one avoid melancholy? I don’t admit to being hopeless, though: only the spectacle is a profoundly strange one; and as the current answers don’t do, one has to grope for a new one, and the process of discarding the old, when one is by no means certain what to put in their place, is a sad one. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
167:I don’t really care about being right, I just care about success. You’ll find a lot of people that will tell you I had a very strong opinion, and they presented evidence to the contrary and five minutes later I changed my mind. I don’t mind being wrong, and I’ll admit that I’m wrong a lot. It doesn’t really matter to me too much. What matters to me is that we do the right thing. ~ steve-jobs, @wisdomtrove
168:I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
169:Nothing is easier than to admit in words the truth of the universal struggle for life, or more difficult - at least I have found it so - than constantly to bear this conclusion in mind... We behold the face of nature bright with gladness... We do not see, or we forget, that the birds which are idly singing round us mostly live on insects and seeds, and are thus constantly destroying life. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
170:We can rest contentedly in our sins and in our stupidities, and anyone who has watched gluttons shoveling down the most exquisite foods as if they did not know what they were eating will admit that we can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
171:The majority of those who are loosely identified by the term &
172:That's the point. Every kind of animal thinks its own kind of animal is wonderful. So people getting married think they're wonderful, and that they're going to have a baby&
173:We are all guilty of crime the great crime of not living life to the full. But we are all potentially free. We can stop thinking of what we have failed to do and do whatever lies within our power. What those powers that are in us may be no one has truly dared to imagine. That they are infinite we will realize the day we admit to ourselves that imagination is everything. Imagination is the voice of daring. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
174:l can admit that the world in which I live and move and have my being is of my own creation, a projection of myself, of my imagination, on the unknown world, the world as it is, the world of &
175:Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
176:If the Humanists wish to be champions of reason, they should consider the following: just as they would not admit mystics into their camp, since no rational discussion is possible with men who substitute supernatural revelations for rational evidence-so they cannot admit advocates of force into their camp, because no rational discussion or agreement is possible with men who substitute guns for rational persuasion. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
177:There are three means of believing&
178:PRINCIPLE 1 The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. PRINCIPLE 2 Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say, You’re wrong. PRINCIPLE 3 If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. PRINCIPLE 4 Begin in a friendly way. PRINCIPLE 5 Get the other person saying yes, yes immediately. PRINCIPLE 6 Let the other person do a great deal of the talking. PRINCIPLE 7 Let the other person feel that the idea ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
179:I know of a wild region whose librarians repudiate the vain superstitious custom of seeking any sense in books and compare it to looking for meaning in dreams or in the chaotic lines of one's hands . . . They admit that the inventors of writing imitated the twenty-five natural symbols, but they maintain that this application is accidental and that books in themselves mean nothing. This opinion - we shall see - is not altogether false. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
180:There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a democrat like myself must admit this. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy, for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted with the money touch, but with ideals which in their essence are merely those of so many glorified pawnbrokers. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
181:Philosophy and science have not always been friendly toward the idea of God, the reason being they are dedicated to the task of accounting for things and are impatient with anything that refuses to give an account of itself. The philosopher and the scientist will admit that there is much that they do not know; but that is quite another thing from admitting there is something which they can never know, which indeed they have no technique for discovering. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
182:No, I can't admit it. Brother,' said Alyosha suddenly, with flashing eyes, &
183:Astrology is of particular interest to the psychologist, since it contains a sort of psychological experience which we call projected - this means that we find the psychological facts as it were in the constellations. This originally gave rise to the idea that these factors derive from the stars, whereas they are merely in a relation of synchronicity with them. I admit that this is a very curious fact which throws a peculiar light on the structure of the human mind. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
184:To admit the existence of a need in God is to admit incompleteness in the divine Being. Need is a creature-word and cannot be spoken of the Creator. God has a voluntary relationg to everything He has made, but He has no Necessary relation to anything outside of Himself. His interest in His creatures arises from His sovereign good pleasure, not from any need those creatures can supply nor from any completeness they can dring to Him who is complete in himself. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
185:When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you've just wandered off the path, that you'll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it's time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don't even know from which direction the sun rises anymore. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
186:Most people would never admit it, but they'd been bitching since they were born. As soon as their head popped out into that bright delivery-room light, nothing had been right. Nothing had been as comfortable or felt so good. Just the effort it took to keep your stupid physical body alive, just finding food and cooking it and dishwashing, the keeping warm and bathing and sleeping, the walking and bowel movements and ingrown hairs, it was all getting to be too much work. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
187:I'm an indoors person. I'm not afraid of the outdoors and I penetrate it easily and cheerfully. However, I must admit I like Central Park better than the wilderness, and I like the canyons of Manhattan better than Central Park, and I like the interior of my apartment better than the canyons of Manhattan, and I like my two rooms better with the shades down at all times than with the shades up. I'm not an agoraphobe at all, but I am a claustrophile, if you see the distinction. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
188:Now whether you like it or not, whether you want to admit it or not, whether you want to operate on it or not, you are made the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ. Most people who go to denominational churches never ever hear that! They never hear it! Never! All I was ever taught to say was, &
189:The usual people tried to claim responsibility. First the IRA , then the PLO and the Gas Board. Even British Nuclear Fuels rushed out a statement to the effect that the situation was completely under control, that it was a one in a million chance, that there was hardly any radioactive leakage at all, and that the site of the explosion would make a nice location for a day out with the kids and a picnic, before finally having to admit that it wasn't actually anything to do with them at all. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
190:make it a practice to avoid hating anyone. If someone's been guilty of despicable actions, especially toward me, I try to forget him. I used to follow a practice - somewhat contrived, I admit - to write the man's name on a piece of scrap paper, drop it into the lowest drawer of my desk, and say to myself: "That finishes the incident, and so far as I'm concerned, that fellow." The drawer became over the years a sort of private wastebasket for crumbled-up spite and discarded personalities. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
191:When an injustice happens, we want to be vindicated. People feel that if they forgive the person who hurt them, then they will continue to take advantage of them or not take responsibility for what they did wrong. If we're honest, we'll admit that we usually want the person who hurt us to pay for what they did. We can't get past this until we get the revelation that only God can pay us back. He is our Vindicator - He will heal and restore us if we will trust Him and forgive our enemies as He has told us to do. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
192:To crush out fanaticism and revere the infinite, such is the law. Let us not confine ourselves to falling prostrate beneath the tree of creation and contemplating its vast ramifications full of stars. We have a duty to perform, to cultivate the human soul, to defend mystery against miracle, to adore the incomprehensible and to reject the absurd; to admit nothing that is inexplicable excepting what is necessary, to purify faith and obliterate superstition from the face of religion, to remove the vermin from the garden of God. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
193:I start out to write five days a week, and then it runs to six days and finally seven. Then, eventually, that wave of weariness overwhelms me and I don't know what's the matter. That is, I know but I won't admit it. I'm just tired from writing. As you get older, writing becomes harder. By that I mean you see so many more potentialities. Things like transition used to trouble me. But not any more. When I say it's harder, I'm not talking about facility. You learn all the so-called tricks, but then you don't want to use them. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
194:After all, I quite naturally want to live in order to fulfill my whole capacity for living, and not in order to fulfill my reasoning capacity alone, which is no more than some one-twentieth of my capacity for living. What does reason know? It knows only what it has managed to learn (and it may never learn anything else; that isn't very reassuring, but why not admit it?), while human nature acts as a complete entity, with all that is in it, consciously or unconsciously; and though it may be wrong, it's nevertheless alive. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
195:I hope I am over wary; but if I am not, there is, even now, something of ill-omen, amongst us. I mean the increasing disregard for law which pervades the country; the growing disposition to substitute the wild and furious passions, in lieu of the sober judgment of Courts; and the worse than savage mobs, for the executive ministers of justice. This disposition is awfully fearful in any and that it now exists in ours, though grating to our feelings to admit, it would be a violation of truth and an insult to our intelligence to deny. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
196:I could show fight on natural selection having done and doing more for the progress of civilization than you seem inclined to admit. Remember what risk the nations of Europe ran, not so many centuries ago of being overwhelmed by the Turks, and how ridiculous such an idea now is! The more civilised so-called Caucasian races have beaten the Turkish hollow in the struggle for existence. Looking to the world at no very distant date, what an endless number of the lower races will have been eliminated by the higher civilized races throughout the world. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
197:Isn't it time now for us to declare that the emperor is wearing no clothes? When are we going to admit that we believe in a God of extraordinary contradictions, who we say loves and who we say kills, who we say creates and who we say destroys, who we say accepts and who we say rejects, who we say rewards and who we say punishes, who we say brings us good and who we say visits evil upon us, who we say is the All in All and who we say is separate from everything, who we say is Everywhere Present and who we say is not in us and that we are not? ~ neale-donald-walsch, @wisdomtrove
198:In questions of this sort there are two things to be observed. First, that the truth of the Scriptures be inviolably maintained. Secondly, since Scripture doth admit of diverse interpretations, that no one cling to any particular exposition with such pertinacity that, if what he supposed to be the teaching of Scripture should afterward turn out to be clearly false, he should nevertheless still presume to put it forward, lest thereby the sacred Scriptures should be exposed to the derision of unbelievers and the way of salvation should be closed to them. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
199:In questions of this sort there are two things to be observed. First, that the truth of the Scriptures be inviolably maintained. Secondly, since Scripture doth admit of diverse interpretations, that no one cling to any particular exposition with such pertinacity that, if what he supposed to be the teaching of Scripture should afterward turn out to be clearly false, he should nevertheless still presume to put it forward, lest thereby the sacred Scriptures should be exposed to the derision of unbelievers and the way of salvation should be closed to them. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
200:If you set your bar at &
201:[What Hayek] does not see, or will not admit, [is] that a return to "free" competition means for the great mass of people a tyranny probably worse, because more irresponsible, than that of the State. The trouble with competitions is that somebody wins them. Professor Hayek denies that free capitalism necessarily leads to monopoly, but in practice that is where it has led, and since the vast majority of people would far rather have State regimentation than slumps and unemployment, the drift towards collectivism is bound to continue if popular opinion has any say in the matter. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
202:I make it a practice to avoid hating anyone. If someone's been guilty of despicable actions, especially toward me, I try to forget him. I used to follow a practice-somewhat contrived, I admit-to write the man's name on a piece of scrap paper, drop it into the lowest drawer of my desk, and say to myself: "That finishes the incident, and so far as I'm concerned, that fellow. The drawer became over the years a sort of private wastebasket for crumpled-up spite and discarded personalities. Besides, it seemed to be effective, and helped me avoid harboring useless black feelings." ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
203:How do you cause people to believe in an imagined order such as Christianity, democracy or capitalism? First, you never admit that the order is imagined. You always insist that the order sustaining society is an objective reality created by the great gods or by the laws of nature. People are unequal, not because Hammurabi said so, but because Enlil and Marduk decreed it. People are equal, not because Thomas Jefferson said so, but because God created them that way. Free markets are the best economic system, not because Adam Smith said so, but because these are the immutable laws of nature. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
204:Omniscient means all— knowing, all wise. It means that The Absolute is possessed of all knowledge; that it knows everything; that there is nothing that it does not know; that it is the sum total of all the knowledge there is, ever has been or ever will be. If we admit that there is the slightest thing that is not known, or cannot be known, to The Absolute, then we admit that the word is meaningless. And if The Absolute is possessed of all the knowledge there is, then it can make no mistakes; does not find it necessary to change its mind; cannot think or act except wisely, and therefore, justly. ~ william-walker-atkinson, @wisdomtrove
205:Perhaps, the good and the beautiful are the same, and must be investigated by one and the same process; and in like manner the base and the evil. And in the first rank we must place the beautiful, and consider it as the same with the good; from which immediately emanates intellect as beautiful. Next to this, we must consider the soul receiving its beauty from intellect, and every inferior beauty deriving its origin from the forming power of the soul, whether conversant in fair actions and offices, or sciences and arts. Lastly, bodies themselves participate of beauty from the soul, which, as something divine, and a portion of the beautiful itself, renders whatever it supervenes and subdues, beautiful as far as its natural capacity will admit. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
206:The greatest guilt of today is that of people who accept collectivism by moral default; the people who seek protection from the necessity of taking a stand, by refusing to admit to themselves the nature of that which they are accepting; the people who support plans specifically designed to achieve serfdom, but hide behind the empty assertion that they are lovers of freedom, with no concrete meaning attached to the word; the people who believe that the content of ideas need not be examined, that principles need not be defined, and that facts can be eliminated by keeping one's eyes shut. They expect, when they find themselves in a world of bloody ruins and concentration camps, to escape moral responsibility by wailing: "But I didn't mean this! ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
207:That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call "free will" is your mind's freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the choices you make and determines your life and character. Thinking is man's only basic virtue, from which all the others proceed. And his basic vice, the source of all his evils, is that nameless act which all of your practice, but struggle never to admit: the act of blanking out, the willful suspension of one's consciousness, the refusal to think - not blindness, but the refusal to see; not ignorance, but the refusal to know. It is the act of unfocusing your mind and inducing an inner fog to escape the responsibility of judgment. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
208:The acceptance of oneself is the essence of the whole moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook on life. That I feed the hungry, that I forgive an insult, that I love my enemy in the name of Christ - all these are undoubtedly great virtues. What I do unto the least of my brethren, that I do unto Christ. But what if I should discover that the least among them all, the poorest of all the beggars, the most impudent of all the offenders, the very enemy himself - that these are within me, and that I myself stand in need of the alms of my own kindness - that I myself am the enemy who must be loved - what then? As a rule, the Christian's attitude is then reversed; there is no longer any question of love or long-suffering; we say to the brother within us "Raca," and condemn and rage against ourselves. We hide it from the world; we refuse to admit ever having met this least among the lowly in ourselves. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
209:And an unprejudiced observer will scarcely fail in this case to admit that what attracts many adherents of occult science—or occultism—is nothing but the fatal craving for what is unknown and mysterious, or even vague. And he will also be ready to own that there is much cogency in the reasons put forward against what is fantastic and visionary by serious opponents of the cause in question. In fact, one who studies occult science will do well not to lose sight of the fact that the impulse toward the mysterious leads many people on a vain chase after worthless and dangerous will-o'-the-wisps. Even though the occult scientist keeps a watchful eye on all errors and vagaries on the part of adherents of his views, and on all justifiable antagonism, yet there are reasons which hold him back from the immediate defence of his own efforts and aspirations. These reasons will become apparent to any one entering more deeply into occult science. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
210:Be silent and listen: have you recognised your madness and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations are completely mired in madness? Do you not want to recognise your madness and welcome it in a friendly manner? You wanted to accept everything. So accept madness too. Let the light of your madness shine, and it will suddenly dawn on you. Madness is not to be despised and not to be feared, but instead you should give it life... If you want to find paths, you should also not spurn madness, since it makes up such a great part of your nature... Be glad that you can recognise it, for you will thus avoid becoming its victim. Madness is a special form of the spirit and clings to all teachings and philosophies, but even more to daily life, since life itself is full of craziness and at bottom utterly illogical. Man strives toward reason only so that he can make rules for himself. Life itself has no rules. That is its mystery and its unknown law. What you call knowledge is an attempt to impose something comprehensible on life. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
211:It takes a lot of courage to fight biases and oppressive regimes, but it takes even greater courage to admit ignorance and venture into the unknown. Secular education teaches us that if we don’t know something, we shouldn’t be afraid of acknowledging our ignorance and looking for new evidence. Even if we think we know something, we shouldn’t be afraid of doubting our opinions and checking ourselves again. Many people are afraid of the unknown, and want clear-cut answers for every question. Fear of the unknown can paralyse us more than any tyrant. People throughout history worried that unless we put all our faith in some set of absolute answers, human society will crumble. In fact, modern history has demonstrated that a society of courageous people willing to admit ignorance and raise difficult questions is usually not just more prosperous but also more peaceful than societies in which everyone must unquestioningly accept a single answer. People afraid of losing their truth tend to be more violent than people who are used to looking at the world from several different viewpoints. Questions you cannot answer are usually far better for you than answers you cannot question. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
212:It is by participation of species that we call every sensible object beautiful. Thus, since everything void of form is by nature fitted for its reception, as far as it is destitute of reason and form it is base and separate from the divine reason, the great fountain of forms; and whatever is entirely remote from this immortal source is perfectly base and deformed. And such is matter, which by its nature is ever averse from the supervening irradiations of form. Whenever, therefore, form accedes, it conciliates in amicable unity the parts which are about to compose a whole; for being itself one it is not wonderful that the subject of its power should tend to unity, as far as the nature of a compound will admit. Hence beauty is established in multitude when the many is reduced into one, and in this case it communicates itself both to the parts and to the whole. But when a particular one, composed from similar parts, is received it gives itself to the whole, without departing from the sameness and integrity of its nature. Thus at one and the same time it communicates itself to the whole building and its several parts; and at another time confines itself to a single stone, and then the first participation arises from the operations of art, but the second from the formation of nature. And hence body becomes beautiful through the communion supernally proceeding from divinity. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:If you're wrong, admit it! ~ Dale Carnegie,
2:I am a romantic, I admit it. ~ Keith Jarrett,
3:I'll admit I'm a workaholic. ~ Kenny Chesney,
4:Never admit more than you have to. ~ Nyrae Dawn,
5:When we pray we admit defeat. ~ Anthony Burgess,
6:I admit, I am a demon at nintendo. ~ Nick Carter,
7:I'm not afraid to admit my weaknesses. ~ Cormega,
8:To err is human. To admit it, a blunder. ~ Various,
9:admit such a thing to his brother. ~ RaeAnne Thayne,
10:I admit I'm enthusiastically demanding. ~ Brad Bird,
11:Oh, fuck it, I'm a monster, I admit it! ~ Nick Cave,
12:You've got to admit failure sometimes. ~ Nick Nolte,
13:Did Officer Dan just admit he likes me? ~ Apryl Baker,
14:I am lucky, I'm the first to admit that. ~ J J Abrams,
15:I hate to admit it, but we're badass. ~ Dave Matthews,
16:I think I’m in like,” I admit softly. ~ Tammy Falkner,
17:Your whole vocabulary's played out, admit it. ~ Redman,
18:Adulterers, take warning, never admit. ~ Samuel Beckett,
19:I admit it. There is comfort in madness. ~ Cameron Jace,
20:Stay cool, hang loose, admit nothing. ~ Cara Delevingne,
21:Admit it: you Photoshopped your carnates. ~ Kresley Cole,
23:After watching that, I gotta admit, I am awesome! ~ Edge,
24:I freely admit that I am a bit of a misfit. ~ Rhys Ifans,
25:I have to admit, insanity is so much fun. ~ Cameron Jace,
26:You're never beaten until you admit it ~ George S Patton,
27:I don't admit that a woman draws that well! ~ Edgar Degas,
28:My life's a mess. I'm not afraid to admit it. ~ Nick Diaz,
29:we are more alike than we care to admit. ~ Timber Hawkeye,
30:admit Mary into the new mysteries she had just ~ Anonymous,
31:Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it. ~ Mason Cooley,
32:I am... stubborn, and I admit it, so it's OK. ~ Mila Kunis,
33:I admit that thoughts influence the body. ~ Albert Einstein,
34:I have to admit, I do loooove eggnog. ~ Christina Hendricks,
35:To admit what you see endangers principles. ~ Arthur Miller,
36:I make mistakes; I'll be the second to admit it. ~ Jean Kerr,
37:I’ve done more stupid things than I care to admit, ~ E N Joy,
38:Admit you’re gay, everyone else knows anyway. ~ R G Alexander,
39:I have to admit, a manicured look works for me. ~ Richard Gere,
40:I'm much more ambitious than I'd like to admit. ~ Lauren Velez,
41:I admit that: my wife is outspoken, but by whom? ~ Sam Levenson,
42:I do like the research part of writing, I must admit. ~ C J Box,
43:I’m too ashamed to admit I’m afraid of the fall. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
44:It takes a strong man to admit his weaknesses. ~ Melissa Foster,
45:People are ashamed to admit they need a revival. ~ Mordecai Ham,
46:The only way to survive insanity is to admit it. ~ Cameron Jace,
47:I admit it: above all things, I fear absurdity. ~ Salman Rushdie,
48:I'll admit I said something I shouldn't have said. ~ John Rocker,
49:It takes strength and courage to admit the truth. ~ Rick Riordan,
50:Maybe I want to be tied down and forced to admit it ~ Lora Leigh,
51:He’s 71. He’s not going to admit he’s wrong, ever. ~ Bob Woodward,
52:Idiots can be defeated but they never admit it. ~ Richard Stallman,
53:If you admit that to silence your opponent by force ~ Hans Eysenck,
54:It’s always okay to admit you are struggling. Why ~ Ethan Nichtern,
55:Never admit that your back goes out more than you do ~ Joan Rivers,
56:Princess Di is my sister, she just won't admit it. ~ Courtney Love,
57:You are happy even if you are afraid to admit it. ~ David Levithan,
58:you’re going to miss me, but you’re not going to admit it ~ J Lynn,
59:Admit nothing, deny everything, launch counterattack. ~ Roger Stone,
60:Ah, a German and a genius ! A prodigy, admit him ! ~ Jonathan Swift,
61:I'm the first to admit that I'm still pretty young. ~ Laura Marling,
62:True strength is the courage to admit our weaknesses. ~ Simon Sinek,
63:Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a mistake. ~ Nelson Mandela,
64:We all self-conscious. I'm just the first to admit it. ~ Kanye West,
65:Admit when you're wrong. Shut up when you're right. ~ John M Gottman,
66:A real man is one who can admit his true feelings. ~ Kathleen Brooks,
67:If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. ~ Dale Carnegie,
68:I have to admit that I'm kind of afraid of Islam. ~ Edgar Hilsenrath,
69:I'll admit - I was honored to be on the cover of Time ~ Ethel Merman,
70:Rather than admit defeat, I decided to change goals. ~ David Sedaris,
71:The nature of things is, I admit, a sturdy adversary. ~ Edmund Burke,
72:When you're wrong admit it, when you're right, shut up. ~ Ogden Nash,
73:You can’t fix something until you admit it’s broken. ~ Mark Goulston,
74:But you will admit that it's a good thing to be alive. ~ L Frank Baum,
75:but you will admit that it's a good thing to be alive. ~ L Frank Baum,
76:Club Hate' does not admit fine people to it's membership. ~ T F Hodge,
77:I have to admit, if Oprah were a man, I would marry her. ~ Gayle King,
78:Truth only means something when it's hard to admit. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
79:Unless there are pictures, I don't admit to anything. ~ Courtney Love,
80:You can have anything once you admit you deserve it. ~ Meredith Russo,
81:I'm an independent, but I got to admit I lean Democratic. ~ Chris Rock,
82:You can have anything, once you admit you deserve it. ~ Meredith Russo,
83:I'm not very good at handling stupid people. I must admit. ~ John Lydon,
84:Let’s admit, without apology, what we do to each other. ~ Richard Siken,
85:Logic must no more admit a unicorn than zoology can. ~ Bertrand Russell,
86:Slide by with a lie; don’t admit it till you quit it. It ~ Marcia Clark,
87:Stand on your laigs you polecat, and admit you're a liar! ~ Owen Wister,
88:Very few modern men dressed well, she had to admit. ~ Victoria Connelly,
89:Whether you admit them or not, mistakes are mistakes. ~ Haruki Murakami,
90:I'd missed Annabeth probably more than I wanted to admit. ~ Rick Riordan,
91:I do not admit that my doctrine can be judged by anyone. ~ Martin Luther,
92:I have to admit that I had a lot of problems with poetry. ~ Jane Campion,
93:When you're lost, admit it, and ask for directions. ~ H Jackson Brown Jr,
94:You've got to admit you're broken before you can be made whole. ~ LeCrae,
95:Admit that you're wrong- or that you've made a mistake. ~ Richard Carlson,
96:Allow yourself to feel things. Admit when you're wrong. ~ Lorene Scafaria,
97:Don't worry about polls, but if you do, don't admit it. ~ Rosalynn Carter,
98:I’ll admit it, even near dying I’m a dirty dirty man. ~ Michael G Manning,
99:I'm actually an athiest. That's kind of deep you must admit. ~ Thom Yorke,
100:They were scientists enough to admit that they were wrong. ~ Isaac Asimov,
101:Admit it,” he whispered. “You love it when I go all Batman. ~ Tiffany Snow,
102:I’d also like you to admit that I am the queen of everything… ~ Katie Reus,
103:If you don't know, it's not always necessary to admit it. ~ Malcolm Forbes,
104:Literary puns. She had to admit, she did find that pretty hot. ~ M R Carey,
105:No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong. ~ Anthony de Mello,
106:Okay, I’ll admit it. That part was MY fault! I just ~ Rachel Ren e Russell,
107:Sometimes people lie because the truth is too hard to admit. ~ Sarah Weeks,
108:An error becomes a mistake when we refuse to admit it. ~ Marilyn vos Savant,
109:But you will admit that it is a very good thing to be alive. ~ L Frank Baum,
110:Free Will is only gained when we admit that we don’t have any. ~ Hugh Howey,
111:He was their leader, and a leader must never admit to doubts. ~ Dave Duncan,
112:Admit it, love, you like it when I'm a little bad.... ~ Kresley Cole,
113:I don't know why it's difficult to admit that I miss you. ~ Earl Sweatshirt,
114:I won't admit or deny anything...makes me more interesting. ~ Orlando Bloom,
115:Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. ~ Jessica Brody,
116:Look at us. Two great heroes, neither willing to admit it. ~ Brian Rathbone,
117:Our situation is more psychological than people will admit. ~ David Banner,
118:Swallow your pride and admit that we all need help at times. ~ Huston Smith,
119:Whether animals admit it or not, they and I communicate. ~ Carolyn Heilbrun,
120:Writing is an act of ego, and you might as well admit it. ~ William Zinsser,
121:But sometimes you lose. Nothing you can do but admit it. -Eli ~ Sarah Dessen,
122:I admit I was drinking a Guinness... but I did not swallow. ~ Kinky Friedman,
123:I do admit to being slightly in love with Christopher Walken. ~ Imogen Poots,
124:I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris. ~ Paula McLain,
125:Never admit you’re wrong when silence lies that you’re right. ~ Faith Hunter,
126:You can't own your victories if you won't admit your failures. ~ Rachel Vail,
127:And you're right. I am hurt. But I'm not afraid to admit it. ~ Veronica Rossi,
128:I admit I'm a fool for you, because your mine, I walk the line. ~ Johnny Cash,
129:Most entrepreneurs will admit luck plays a part in success. ~ Richard Branson,
130:We can't begin to learn until we admit how much we don't know. ~ Claudia Gray,
131:Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up. ~ Ogden Nash,
132:Few writers are willing to admit writing is autobiographical. ~ Terry McMillan,
133:I must admit, you're not the chosen one I would have chosen. ~ Terry Pratchett,
134:It's honest to admit you'll kill someone because you hate them. ~ Fuyumi Soryo,
135:It’s the beginning of wisdom when you admit you’ve gone astray. ~ John Brunner,
136:Men will often admit other women are oppressed but not you. ~ Sheila Rowbotham,
137:Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit it ~ Bruce Lee,
138:Some of their faults men readily admit, but others not so readily. ~ Epictetus,
139:To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat. ~ Peter Sellers,
140:To show his nervousness was not shameful; only to admit it. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
141:A sense of humor is the one thing no one will admit to not having. ~ Mark Twain,
142:But sometimes you lose. Nothing you can do but admit it.
-Eli ~ Sarah Dessen,
143:Camels are far too intelligent to admit to being intelligent. ~ Terry Pratchett,
144:Dominance is a burden. Most men who are honest will admit that. ~ Betty Friedan,
145:Free Will is only gained when we admit that we don’t have any. How ~ Hugh Howey,
146:Immortality is a long shot, I admit. But somebody has to be first. ~ Bill Cosby,
147:I'm the first one to admit, I'm a pretty unorthodox guitar player. ~ Lee DeWyze,
148:I was crazy back then, I must admit. I had an extreme attitude. ~ Edwyn Collins,
149:Let not to the marriage of true minds admit impediment... ~ William Shakespeare,
150:Some of their faults men readily admit, but others not so readily. ~ Epictetus,
151:We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it. ~ Earl Nightingale,
152:You will admit that if it was not life it was magnificent. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
153:Admit nothing, even on your deathbed. You might suddenly get better. ~ Lee Child,
154:Does love still exist if you can’t say it? If you can’t admit it? ~ Julie Murphy,
155:Don't ever admit that the world has not given you an opportunity ~ Napoleon Hill,
156:I admit," Morgan said with another withering look, "it's no donut. ~ Jim Butcher,
157:I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege. ~ Jon Stewart,
158:Only when we admit what we don’t know can we ever hope to learn it. ~ Ed Catmull,
159:To dismiss a guest is a more ungracious act than not to admit him at all. ~ Ovid,
160:you can’t advocate for yourself if you won’t admit what you are. At ~ Lindy West,
161:You must admit I have a right to live in a pigsty if I want. ~ Diana Wynne Jones,
162:Both Jewish and Roman sources and traditions admit an empty tomb. ~ Josh McDowell,
163:Humility is measured by how quickly you can admit that you are wrong. ~ Eric Ludy,
164:I'd become a Psychologist... but then I'd have to admit myself. ~ Benjamin Martin,
165:If you wish to find yourself, you must first admit you are lost. ~ Brian Rathbone,
166:I'm crying too hard to admit it. I'm crying too hard to deny it. ~ Colleen Hoover,
167:I will admit the best sex I've ever had has been with my wife. ~ Anthony Anderson,
168:Life demands honesty, the ability to face, admit, and express oneself. ~ Starhawk,
169:Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. ~ Bruce Lee,
170:The moment you admit someone into your heart you make yourself a fool, ~ Yiyun Li,
171:The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
172:A man goes to the movies. The critic must admit that he is this man. ~ Roger Ebert,
173:but you will admit that it's a good thing to be alive." "Especially ~ L Frank Baum,
174:I already knew the answer to that. I was just too afraid to admit it. ~ K Langston,
175:I think we're all a lot more like our parents than we want to admit. ~ Emmy Rossum,
176:It's difficult when you're successful, to admit that you need help. ~ Chris Martin,
177:I tucked this away, afraid to admit how good it was to hear it. ~ Kathryn Stockett,
178:I wish his music came out of the closet and admit that it sucks. ~ Natasha Leggero,
179:Muscle has memory: the body knows things the mind will not admit. ~ Louise Doughty,
180:Now that I'm dead, why bother feeling ashamed? Yes, I admit to lust. ~ Janie Chang,
181:You can have anything,” she said, “once you admit you deserve it. ~ Meredith Russo,
182:You like him, Rose. Why don't you just admit that, at least to me? ~ Louise Rozett,
183:Don’t forget that in Thailand you’re brought up never to admit a mistake. ~ Jo Nesb,
184:I don't mind sharing the blame if she'll just admit she started it. ~ Matt Groening,
185:If someone were to ask, I’d probably admit to being a lazy killer. ~ Pepper Winters,
186:People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there. ~ Bob Edwards,
187:Simply admit that the future is far less knowable than you think. ~ Steven D Levitt,
188:The writing life is a secret life, wither we admit it or not. ~ Jayne Anne Phillips,
189:To admit guilt for nonexistent crimes is unacceptable to me. ~ Mikhail Khodorkovsky,
190:You say in life, mistakes are many. How come you never admit to any? ~ Shawn Colvin,
191:Cold, hungry, scared as hell inside, but too damn brave to admit it. ~ Ronald Reagan,
192:...envy is the one deadly sin that no American can ever admit to... ~ Michael Gruber,
193:Jealousy from a love affair is something (to which) even God can admit. ~ Criss Jami,
194:Life is more like the film Groundhog Day than anyone wants to admit. ~ Matt Chandler,
195:When I admit my own imperfections, it doesn't mean I am a bad person. ~ Gary Chapman,
196:You have to admit, when people disappear, some rules go out the window. ~ Tim LaHaye,
197:A man who is too afraid to admit his fears is a man who won’t overcome them. ~ LeCrae,
198:I admit to having an imagination feverish enough to melt good judgment. ~ Dean Koontz,
199:I guess I lead a double life, and I must admit I'm happy with both. ~ Yvonne De Carlo,
200:I will be the first to admit I am not perfect and I make mistakes. ~ Alberto Gonzales,
201:The first step in becoming smarter was to admit what a dumbass you were. ~ Maya Banks,
202:What? I'm not ashamed to admit that random things remind me of Harry Potter. ~ J Lynn,
203:Do you still want me to go to hell? I must admit, I don't know the way. ~ Robert Thier,
204:For its part, science is about being able to admit that you're wrong. ~ Timothy Morton,
205:I have to admit it: I'm not a huge fan of the cloud computing concept. ~ Jamais Cascio,
206:I hope never to see the day that I cannot admit having made a mistake. ~ Gerald R Ford,
207:overthinking things is a hobby of mine. I’m the first to admit I’m weird ~ John Scalzi,
208:George W. Bush will have to come to the UN and admit that he was wrong. ~ Bianca Jagger,
209:I admit to wasting my life messing around with fast cars and motorcycles. ~ Brock Yates,
210:I have never yet known a man admit that he was either rich or asleep. ~ Patrick O Brian,
211:I just want people to admit that there's no one way to live your life. ~ Sandra Bullock,
212:I'm a trained lawyer, after all, so I don't have to admit to anything. ~ Clive Anderson,
213:It is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent ~ Hannah Arendt,
214:We always keep God waiting while we admit more importunate suitors. ~ Malcolm De Chazal,
215:We have had plenty of atheist presidents; they just wouldn't admit it. ~ Daniel Dennett,
216:Figure out what truth you're hidin' that you can't admit even to yourself ~ Carolee Dean,
217:I admit I distorted intelligence to please Stalin because I feared him. ~ Filipp Golikov,
218:I could teach you to drive if you 're ready to admit you don't know how. ~ Katie McGarry,
219:Only true friends faked kidnappings so you would admit your feelings. ~ Rachel Van Dyken,
220:admit, Chloe and Zoey’s pizzas are DELISH!! Although I felt really ~ Rachel Ren e Russell,
221:Admit your mistakes but don't cry over them. Correct them and go forward. ~ Maxwell Maltz,
222:But I don't think anybody with any self-respect would admit to being Goth ~ Rozz Williams,
223:He who wants to do more than he is able must admit defeat or retire. ~ Chr tien de Troyes,
224:I think I must admit so fair a guest when it asks entrance to my heart. ~ Charlotte Bront,
225:I would admit Im an introvert. I dont know why introverts have to apologize. ~ Bill Gross,
226:We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realize that we are apes. ~ Richard Dawkins,
227:Women might not like to admit their age, but men don't like to act theirs. ~ Jill Shalvis,
228:You wanted me as much as I wanted you. You're just too stubborn to admit it. ~ Kate Perry,
229:For most of us, I think it's easier to admit doing wrong than being stupid. ~ Stephen King,
230:For most of us, I think it’s easier to admit doing wrong than being stupid. ~ Stephen King,
231:I'll marry you if you admit that respect, admiration, and trust equals love. ~ Hal Hartley,
232:Important things are inevitably cliche, but nobody wants to admit that. ~ Chuck Klosterman,
233:In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
234:I think I must admit so fair a guest when it asks entrance to my heart. ~ Charlotte Bronte,
235:I've got to admit it's getting better. It's a little better all the time. ~ Paul McCartney,
236:Nobody wants to admit to this, but bad things will keep on happening. Maybe ~ Jodi Picoult,
237:Once we admit our existence, how is it that we do not know our Self? ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
238:Over the years, I'll admit, I lost the love for basketball a little bit. ~ Stephon Marbury,
239:The left, if you get them honest, will admit they know they're a minority. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
240:We love our pain. We love our drama. But we will never, ever admit that. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
241:When a man is wrong and won't admit is, he always gets angry. ~ Thomas Chandler Haliburton,
242:Blessed are those who are not afraid to admit that they don't know something ~ Paulo Coelho,
243:Blessed are those who are not afraid to admit that they don’t know something ~ Paulo Coelho,
244:Everyone gets scared at times. It's only the fools who won't admit it. ~ Jennifer A Nielsen,
245:I must admit there are 'memories' in my head that are curious even to me. ~ Sebastian Barry,
246:I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong. ~ Samuel Goldwyn,
247:It is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. ~ Stephen Covey,
248:Mnemosyne, one must admit, has shown herself to be a very careless girl. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
249:Nick retreated, afraid to admit he couldn’t handle it in front of a bunch ~ Jennifer Probst,
250:Not that the media was going to admit their annointed was a fucking fruitcake. ~ John Ringo,
251:Nowadays people consider it a disgrace to admit that they are not stressed. ~ Judith Martin,
252:The entire world is falling apart because nobody will admit they are wrong. ~ Donald Miller,
253:We gain our first measure of intelligence when we first admit our own ignorance. ~ Socrates,
254:You know I dislike slavery; and you fully admit the abstract wrong of it. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
255:And loathe though she was to admit it, it hurt for her a little bit as well. ~ Maria Murnane,
256:Even hostile parodies admit from the start that the target has a distinct voice. ~ Tom Wolfe,
257:Her eyelashes made me hard. That was a new benchmark for me, I had to admit. ~ Sierra Simone,
258:I admit that when the facts are not good enough, I always exaggerate them. ~ Stephen Leacock,
259:I freely admit I know nothing about television or writing for the screen. ~ Charlaine Harris,
260:If you make a mistake, admit it, and then make your mistake work for you! ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
261:The only thing worse than a loser is someone who won't admit he played badly. ~ Kevin Spacey,
262:What do you do when you can't use anger to fall back on? You admit the truth. ~ Stephen King,
263:Don't ever admit you know a thing about cooking or it'll be used against you. ~ Rebecca Wells,
264:I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away. ~ Phyllis Diller,
265:I admit that some of my ideas may have turned out to be pessimistic in nature. ~ Sergio Leone,
266:I have, I admit, a low tolerance for detached chronicling and cool analysis. ~ Leslie Fiedler,
267:Immodest words admit of no defense, For want of modesty is want of sense. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
268:Indeed — why should I not admit it? — in that moment, my heart was breaking. ~ Kazuo Ishiguro,
269:It was unthinkable that the Soviet Union admit that a serial killer was loose. ~ Colin Wilson,
270:More often than we care to admit, inconsequential decisions change our lives. ~ Donald McCaig,
271:When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women. ~ Marilyn Monroe,
272:Alright, let's admit it, we Jews killed Christ - but it was only for three days. ~ Lenny Bruce,
273:But you gotta admit, rules and principles are simpler than relationships. ~ William Paul Young,
274:I admit. My sister: master of playing hard to get. Even when she’s already gotten. ~ Anonymous,
275:I do admit there have been times when I have made a statement that was incorrect. ~ Benny Hinn,
276:If we say he was a dictator, then we will have to admit that we were duped. ~ Shawna Yang Ryan,
277:I will admit that we are attracted to issues that unify people rather than divide them. ~ Bono,
278:Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. - Bruce Lee ~ K Langston,
279:So many, though reluctant to admit it. Shun clever men, and rather suffer fools. ~ Ivan Krylov,
280:Success comes from stubborn perseverance and the tenacity not to admit defeat ~ Kim Hyun joong,
281:Those who don't heed the warnings don't live to admit they were stupid not to do so. ~ Amy Tan,
282:You have to admit, his voice gets you wetter than a cucumber in a women's prison ~ Nicole Reed,
283:Blood is our only permanent history, and blood history does not admit of revision ~ Harry Crews,
284:If you won’t admit you’ve been wrong, you love yourself more than truth. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
285:I have to admit, in the end, I like to surrender to someone; the person I love. ~ Laura Pausini,
286:It's unfashionable to admit, but playing music makes us happy and makes us smile. ~ Chris Hesse,
287:The blind won't admit that I have eyes in my head, and the deaf say that I'm dumb. ~ Karl Kraus,
288:Well is it said that neither love nor power Admit a rival, even for an hour. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
289:And what do you do when you can't use anger to fall back on? You admit the truth. ~ Stephen King,
290:Dare my guilty heart admit the horrible acknowledgement that I love you still? ~ Charlotte Dacre,
291:It is almost always impossible to get an abused child to admit who’s abusing her. ~ Jodi Picoult,
292:I want to admit that I am an optimist. Any tough problem, I think it can be solved. ~ Bill Gates,
293:My hatred notwithstanding, I had to admit Dimitri Beli-whatever was pretty smart ~ Richelle Mead,
294:not admit this. For him and his Chancery Court, a major trial was a nasty divorce ~ John Grisham,
295:Television doesn't want to admit it has those dreadful roach ads on anyway. ~ Michael O Donoghue,
296:There is nothing progressive about being pig-headed and refusing to admit a mistake. ~ Anonymous,
297:To say it is not practical, one has to also admit that integration is not practical. ~ Malcolm X,
298:To seek proof is to admit doubt, and to obtain proof is to render faith superfluous. ~ A W Tozer,
299:We need not hesitate to admit that the Sun is richly stored with inhabitants. ~ William Herschel,
300:As long as you have the courage to admit mistakes, things can be turned around. ~ Haruki Murakami,
301:At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings. ~ Hector Berlioz,
302:Better to admit where you're not and ask God's help to get you where you need to be. ~ Beth Moore,
303:But I must admit I miss you terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby. ~ Daniel Handler,
304:It should be easy for a man who's strong to say he's sorry or admit when he's wrong. ~ Billy Joel,
305:The ego is what drives a self-serving individual who hates to admit they are wrong. ~ Suzy Kassem,
306:Where we know nothing, we must admit that we know nothing, and trust to intuition. ~ Felix Gilman,
307:Donald Rumsfeld. Love him or hate him, you've gotta admit: a lot of people hate him. ~ Jon Stewart,
308:He'd never admit it to these fools, but he hadn't been able to get it up for years. ~ L J McDonald,
309:I just tell people what they already know but are afraid to admit to themselves. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
310:I need a friend, and I have none to whom I can admit my weakness, my fear, my errors. ~ Robin Hobb,
311:It is courageous to occasionally admit that there are certain things one can't do. ~ Martin Schulz,
312:I’ve been thinking,” he said. “Which is not an easy thing for a teacher to admit to. ~ John Barnes,
313:know anything about the Holy Grail, and I have to admit he ran with the ball. ~ Marianne Faithfull,
314:No man should advocate a course in private that he's ashamed to admit in public. ~ George McGovern,
315:Nothing is more intolerable than to have admit to yourself your own errors. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven,
316:Quitters have the good sense to admit their mistakes, cut their losses, and move on. ~ Evan Harris,
317:He was distracting, but a zombie could eat my brains before I’d admit that. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
318:I just tell people what they already know, but are afraid to admit to themselves. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
319:I'll be the first to admit that we're the 90's version of Cheap Trick or the Knack... ~ Kurt Cobain,
320:It's just easier to feel guilty than to admit that some things our out of our control. ~ Kate Perry,
321:It takes maturity to admit that you are wrong, especially when you are right. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
322:Sometimes it's easier to pretend that you don't care, than to admit it's killing you. ~ Wiz Khalifa,
323:There are few couples as unhappy as those who are too proud to admit their unhappiness. ~ P D James,
324:We should only admit into America those who share our values and respect our people. ~ Donald Trump,
325:What you want most you push away from you.
You want more than you care to admit. ~ Tarjei Vesaas,
326:You gotta admit, it's a messed-up world when going to war is safer than staying home. ~ Paul Langan,
327:Einstein got most of the things right about black holes. I'm not an expert, I must admit ~ Brian May,
328:Even the Doughskins had to admit it: in this world, only stone could claim to last. ~ Cornelia Funke,
329:I admit that death is not just about you, it's also about the people who love you. ~ Peter Greenaway,
330:I hate Stanley Clark, but I have to admit he's playing Jazz whether I like it or not. ~ Lester Bangs,
331:I'll admit,I may have carried a torch for him all these years.He just blew it out. ~ Jennifer Echols,
332:I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my children illegitimate. ~ Nancy Astor,
333:It isn't always easy between us. I admit that. But it's right between us, always. ~ Caragh M O Brien,
334:It isn’t always easy between us. I admit that. But it’s right between us, always. ~ Caragh M O Brien,
335:I was slowly learning, you can’t advocate for yourself if you won’t admit what you are. ~ Lindy West,
336:Last year my wife ran off with the fellow next door and I must admit, I still miss him. ~ Les Dawson,
337:Life punishes the needy; admit you can't live without something and it's taken away. ~ Sophie Hannah,
338:People and institutions that refuse to admit error eventually discredit themselves. ~ Jeffrey Tucker,
339:There is no 'cat language.' Painful as it is for us to admit, they don't need one! ~ Barbara Holland,
340:About all the Navy would admit to adopting from the Air Force was how to ground attack. ~ Mark Berent,
341:...Because we love our pain. We love our drama. But we will never, ever admit that. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
342:be honest with yourself and admit that you miss him more than you ever thought possible. ~ K Bromberg,
343:He could never admit to himself that it was death that had given his life meaning. ~ Richard Flanagan,
344:If you want to become humble, the first thing you have to admit is that you are proud. ~ Michael Catt,
345:I'm too proud to admit that I was forgotten, even to the guy who did the forgetting. ~ Jillian Lauren,
346:Maybe all the people who say ghosts don't exist are just afraid to admit that they do. ~ Michael Ende,
347:Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven,
348:the only character flaws that can really destroy you are the ones you won’t admit. ~ Timothy J Keller,
349:The questioner must admit the existence of his Self. ‘I am' is the realization. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
350:backseat of Kip’s car after this one time he sat in something he’d rather not admit to. It ~ G L Tomas,
351:Everyone has some darkness within, but few admit to its existence, much less let it out. ~ Apryl Baker,
352:If you don't know something, admit it. But, try to impress them with what you do know. ~ Bob Weinstein,
353:I'll be the first one to admit my first couple of years I was pretty hard on the refs. ~ Sidney Crosby,
354:I promised myself that I'd never actually admit to listening to 'New Kids on the Block.' ~ Alicia Keys,
355:Just admit it, Elena. You're attracted to Damon and all his bad boy glory- Caroline Forbes ~ L J Smith,
356:Much as I usually dislike nice, positive people, I have to admit that Margaret isn’t bad. ~ Susan Juby,
357:People have incredible nerve to do terrible things, but never actually admit to them. ~ Henry Mosquera,
358:she would be the first to admit a little revolutionary spirit still lived within her. ~ Brenda Jackson,
359:There is a certain degree of satisfaction in having the courage to admit one's errors. ~ Dale Carnegie,
360:There's some things that people don't admit because they don't like the way it sounds. ~ Cindy Chupack,
361:But are there many honest people who will admit that it is pleasing to give pain? ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
362:Christianity can be condensed into four words: Admit, Submit, Commit and Transmit. ~ Samuel Wilberforce,
363:I admit," I said, "that a second murder in a book often cheers things up." - Hastings ~ Agatha Christie,
364:I admit, I was fascinated by Adolf Hitler. He was a pleasant boss and a fatherly friend. ~ Traudl Junge,
365:I admit that I haven't read everything in my library, but I feel smarter just walking in it! ~ Jim Rohn,
366:I certainly believe it's over for the jury system, but we won't admit it for a while. ~ Joseph Wambaugh,
367:If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, the possibility of life is destroyed. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
368:I will admit that I just want an excuse to put all my favorite people in a room together. ~ Robin Sloan,
369:Oh. There was a black smudge on the real door. I thought that meant it was fake,” I admit. ~ Kasie West,
370:Only when we admit to our failures and recognize our weaknesses can we rise above them. ~ R A Salvatore,
371:People who can't admit they are part of the problem, will never be part of its solution. ~ Kenneth Kaye,
372:All right. Then this is the whole shebang, boys, right here underfoot. Give up and admit it. ~ Ken Kesey,
373:but the idea of the Dark Lord in possesion of the Deathstick is, I must admit, formidable. ~ J K Rowling,
374:I admit it: I had fun watching right-wingers go wild as health reform finally became law. ~ Paul Krugman,
375:It is, I admit, mere imagination; but how often is imagination the mother of truth? ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
376:I will admit, it's so intoxicating working with Steve Carrell. Creatively and professionally. ~ Amy Ryan,
377:I will have to admit, though, that I will never look at an apple in quite the same way. ~ Terry Goodkind,
378:Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile. ~ Sean Connery,
379:Open your mind, this is only a song,
But the way to be happy is to admit you were wrong. ~ Matt Haig,
380:That's a very admirable quality in a wife. The ability to admit she is in the wrong. ~ Lindsay Armstrong,
381:To answer brutality with brutality is to admit one's moral and intellectual bankruptcy. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
382:A man goes to the movies. The critic must be honest enough to admit that he is that man. ~ Robert Warshow,
383:Be humble to see your mistakes, courageous to admit them, and wise enough to correct them. ~ Amine A Ayad,
384:I just want to make it clear that I admit that that's rapey behavior, but I am not a rapist. ~ David Choe,
385:In the past, I'll admit, I've enjoyed being compared to the protagonists in my screenplays. ~ Diablo Cody,
386:It's not easy for me to admit that I've been standing in the same place for 18 years. ~ Denzel Washington,
387:We simply do not understand our place in the universe and have not the courage to admit it. ~ Barry Lopez,
388:And I admit it: there's a rather dirty thrill when 700 people laugh at a joke you've written. ~ Laura Wade,
389:Are you strong enough to admit that this is what you want? Are you brave enough to find out? ~ Callie Hart,
390:Fuck friends. I need more enemies. At least they admit they don’t like you. -Wiz Khalifa ~ Sapphire Knight,
391:I come to dungeon for good time—which maybe is problem, I admit—but I get bad time instead. ~ Kevin Hearne,
392:I don’t think it's weak to admit you made a mistake. That takes strength, if you ask me. ~ Terry Pratchett,
393:It isn't always easy between us. I admit that. But it's still right between us, always. ~ Caragh M O Brien,
394:It was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit, but I hardly didn't even know I was doing it. ~ J D Salinger,
395:Most men of education are more superstitious than they admit - nay, than they think. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
396:Take heed lest passion sway Thy judgement to do aught, which else free will Would not admit. ~ John Milton,
397:The thought that I might never see him again hurt me more than I could admit to anyone. ~ Shayne McClendon,
398:Admit that there is some level that would make even you call yourself the victim of class war. ~ David Brin,
399:All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. ~ H L Mencken,
400:A right rule for a club would be,-Admit no man whose presence excludes any one topic. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
401:It's easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
402:Ive got a fantasy-baseball team with my brother. But I have to admit, he does all the work. ~ David Einhorn,
403:longing to travel while you are already traveling is, I admit, a kind of greedy madness ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
404:The future of this nation, with the present generation, You must admit is nothing but a joke ~ Ira Gershwin,
405:Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris. ~ Paula McLain,
406:Two elements of successful leadership: a willingness to be wrong and an eagerness to admit it. ~ Seth Godin,
407:Whether or not you love television, you've got to admit that it certainly loves itself. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
408:Armor... is part of a state of mind... in which you admit the possibility... of being hit. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
409:How hard is it, when what lies in the balance is something you love, to admit you’re wrong? ~ Kristen Ashley,
410:I do not love; I do not love anybody except myself. That is a rather shocking thing to admit. ~ Sylvia Plath,
411:I enjoy my money, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'd certainly rather be rich than poor. ~ Christine McVie,
412:If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled. ~ Elizabeth Blackwell,
413:If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
414:It is easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
415:It made her sad to admit it, but those certificates had just become more paper for her to sign. ~ Hugh Howey,
416:I would forgive my mom, but she's going to have to admit she did some things that were wrong. ~ Aaron Carter,
417:Most people think they KNOW the answer. I am willing to ADMIT I don't even know the question. ~ Arsenio Hall,
418:Of two friends one is always the slave of the other, though often neither will admit it. ~ Mikhail Lermontov,
419:She may, in fact, love you; she may want you, but she will rarely admit to ever needing you. ~ Michael Makai,
420:That if you be honest and fair, your honesty should admit no discourse to your beauty. ~ William Shakespeare,
421:The inner world: those spiritual apartments to which we are reluctant to admit strangers. ~ Yevgeny Zamyatin,
422:...the single destination of sanctity could admit of so many different avenues leading to it. ~ Huston Smith,
423:Though she wouldn’t admit it, I think she also wanted another few minutes to rock Alexander. ~ Katie McGarry,
424:To admit ignorance is the highest knowledge. It is the necessary condition for all learning. ~ Tom Spanbauer,
425:Americans are nature-lovers: but they only admit of nature proofed and corrected by man. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
426:Armour... is part of a state of mind... in which you admit the possibility... of being hit. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
427:Don't lie about it. You made a mistake. Admit it and move on. Just don't do it again. Ever ~ Anthony Bourdain,
428:Experience is too intimate to admit of two entities between which there might be relationship. ~ Rupert Spira,
429:I'll admit that I do quite like drinks that come in coconut shells. So there's always that. ~ Danica McKellar,
430:It takes more strength to cry, admit defeat. I have truth on my side, you only have deceit. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
431:I’ve never snuck into my own bedroom before,” I admit. “I’ve snuck out before, but never in. ~ Colleen Hoover,
432:One need only admit that public tranquillity is in danger and any action finds a justification. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
433:People will admit more if they are alone than if others are in the room with them. ~ Seth Stephens Davidowitz,
434:Was it you with Merchenko?” “Admit nothing, even on your deathbed. You might suddenly get better. ~ Lee Child,
435:Al Gore has dedicated his life to detail. George W. Bush has not. He's the first to admit it. ~ Peter Jennings,
436:America hates the artist. It will not admit: the artist is my soul and I want to kill off my soul. ~ Anais Nin,
437:And partly, whether we admit it or not, a lot of doctors don’t like taking care of the elderly. ~ Atul Gawande,
438:But my mother-in-law didn’t admit to mistakes, a nifty little trait she’d handed down to her son. ~ Megan Hart,
439:Human beings do not readily admit desperation. When they do, the kingdom of heaven draws near. ~ Philip Yancey,
440:I have to admit that I only read War and Peace when I was 40. But I knew the basics before then. ~ Umberto Eco,
441:I must admit to being greatly influenced by Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces. ~ Norman Spinrad,
442:I pick my nose and I'm not ashamed to admit it. If there's a bogey then just pick it, man. ~ Justin Timberlake,
443:It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing. ~ Daniel Handler,
444:It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing. ~ Lemony Snicket,
445:Let's admit it, people: nobody understands consciousness. Psychology hasn't had a Newton yet. ~ James K Morrow,
446:Most of us would rather claim to have always been perfect that admit how much we have grown. ~ Timothy B Tyson,
447:Nobody liked to admit this, but courage had a short half-life. You had to act while you had it. ~ Claudia Gray,
448:The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
449:There was a reason for this: To acknowledge uncertainty was to admit the possibility of error. ~ Michael Lewis,
450:you are all bound by the law of Karma, the Upanishads admit, but they declare the way out. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
451:Cats never liked to admit to names. Being named might lead to being held responsible for something. ~ Garth Nix,
452:Few men survey themselves with so much severity as not to admit prejudices in their own favor. ~ Samuel Johnson,
453:I have to admit: I have been known to be obsessively neat and like things arranged just so. ~ David Alan Basche,
454:In 27 years of reporting from Washington, I've never heard a President admit he made a mistake. ~ Sam Donaldson,
455:It may be concluded that a pure democracy . . . can admit no cure for the mischiefs of faction. ~ James Madison,
456:It was refreshing to be around someone else who was damaged and wasn’t afraid to admit to it. ~ Jennifer Jaynes,
457:I will admit he is unusual, but that is perhaps the closest I could come to complimenting him. ~ Patrick deWitt,
458:That was the way love was, invisible, there whether or not you wanted to see it or admit to it. ~ Alice Hoffman,
459:What do I do when my very identity is being mocked by people who refuse to admit there’s a problem? ~ Nic Stone,
460:When a man does not admit that he is an animal, he is less than an animal. Not more but less. ~ Michael McClure,
461:You want the industry to finally admit that you're good. But I'm still good without their admission. ~ Ice Cube,
462:As a rule, she didn’t like boys very much, but she had to admit, Charlie was actually pretty nice. ~ Sarah Weeks,
463:Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority. ~ Mencius,
464:I'll admit that I am a bit of a geek; I like the minutiae of life that builds up to bigger things. ~ James Mylet,
465:I'm not ashamed to admit that occasionally I've found myself aroused by my own depictions of sex. ~ Louis Begley,
466:I think I might have secretly wished for you to exist all my life but never knew how to admit it. ~ Truth Devour,
467:Man, you have to admit, your future’s so bright, we don’t have to wear shades. Just rainsuits . . . ~ Neil Peart,
468:People are ready to acknowledge some of their faults, but will admit to others only with reluctance. ~ Epictetus,
469:People are simply not willing to look at their problems honestly and admit that they have problems. ~ Ben Carson,
470:Wisdom is the power to admit that you cannot understand and judge the people in their entirety. ~ Anthony Powell,
471:you might want to admit the possibility that you are impossibly thick when it comes to women. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
472:A cardinal rule of bureaucracy is that it is better to extend an error than to admit a mistake. ~ Colin Greenwood,
473:Always admit when you're wrong. You'll save thousands in therapy... and a few friendships too. ~ Harvey Fierstein,
474:But fear was usually devoid of common sense. And it was more powerful than she liked to admit. She’d ~ Nancy Mehl,
475:If there's something you're not going to be able to do, you should just be honest and admit it. ~ Keigo Higashino,
476:I have cellulite. I admit it. But sometimes I just say, 'Screw it, I am going to wear a bikini.' ~ Cindy Crawford,
477:I'm passionate about gay rights, but I think we need admit that there are some gay wrongs as well. ~ Dov Davidoff,
478:Life has its inequalities, I admit, but they are natural and are in harmony with our vital functions. ~ Anonymous,
479:Miracles are ceased; and therefore we must needs admit the means, how things are perfected. ~ William Shakespeare,
480:My nonviolence does not admit of running away from danger and leaving the dear ones unprotected. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
481:Once I was seated, I couldn't help people-watching. I'll admit it, I'm an addict from way back. ~ James Patterson,
482:One need only admit that public tranquillity is in danger and any action finds a justification. All ~ Leo Tolstoy,
483:Whether we like to admit it or not, as artists, we do project our own worldview on to what we do. ~ David Oyelowo,
484:You’d be amazed by what people will do. Things they’d never admit to anyone—not even to themselves. ~ Darcey Bell,
485:Because sometimes I lie, Perry. We all lie, even you, but not everyone is brave enough to admit it. ~ Karina Halle,
486:Because when you don't admit out loud that something awful has happened, who is to say it ever did? ~ Jodi Picoult,
487:Does the universe exist only for me? It's possible. If so, it's sure going well for me, I must admit. ~ Bill Gates,
488:I admit--no one worth knowing can be quite known, no one worth possessing can be quite possessed- ~ William Landay,
489:I admit that I have sometimes claimed to be Batman in the past. But only when really, really drunk. ~ Warren Ellis,
490:I would gladly admit women are superior to men if only they would stop trying to be the same as us. ~ Sacha Guitry,
491:Midlife doesn’t introduce you to a new you; it forces you to admit who you have been all along. ~ Paul David Tripp,
492:No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
493:No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong. ~ Fran ois de La Rochefoucauld,
494:Okay, I’ll admit, I want to kiss you like that again, every single day, every moment I’m with you. ~ Ashlan Thomas,
495:Online daters are significantly more likely to admit they’re fat than that they’re Republicans. ~ Daniel J Levitin,
496:The more you observe politics, the more you've got to admit that each party is worse than the other. ~ Will Rogers,
497:A lot of guys don't want to admit that they have a propensity for generosity and for violence. ~ Sylvester Stallone,
498:Generally, I like to appear smart. I don't admit being stupid when there's any hope I'm not. ~ Michelle Sagara West,
499:I might wish our Windthorn men were less obsessed with war, but I have to admit it keeps them busy. ~ Kate Sherwood,
500:It was easier to make excuses, to look for reasons and flaws, than to just admit the simple truth. ~ Romina Russell,
501:Once you admit a lie or a slander into your ears, you can never totally rid yourself of its effects. ~ Daniel Lapin,
502:Serena hated to admit how easy and addictive it was, getting her way, even when it made her miserable. ~ V E Schwab,
503:The plain truth, I may as well admit it, is that I've never been really right in the head. ~ Louis Ferdinand Celine,
504:The plain truth, I may as well admit it, is that I've never been really right in the head. ~ Louis Ferdinand C line,
505:Until you can admit what you don’t yet know, it’s virtually impossible to learn what you need to. ~ Steven D Levitt,
506:But I have to admit here that when he told me this story, my first, awful thought was: good material. ~ Meg Wolitzer,
507:I had never been able to admit to myself how happy Oliver had made me the day he’d swallowed my peach. ~ Andr Aciman,
508:I live lies because I cannot endure the weakness of anger, and I cannot admit the irrationality of love. ~ Anne Rice,
509:My God, woman. Your aura is glowing. Just admit you like him, bump uglies, and get on with your life! ~ Kim Harrison,
510:The chaste mind, like a polished plane, may admit foul thoughts, without receiving their tincture. ~ Laurence Sterne,
511:"We hide it from the world; we refuse to admit ever having met this least among the lowly in ourselves." ~ Carl Jung,
512:We would rather admit our moral errors, mistakes and crimes than our scientific errors. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
513:His dad said if you did something wrong to someone in public, you ought to admit it in public, too. ~ Suzanne Collins,
514:I find that when I am actually writing, I enter a zone of concentration too small to admit my troubles. ~ Roger Ebert,
515:I freely admit I'm confused. I'm a confused and troubled individual but at the same time...Its Free! ~ Craig Ferguson,
516:I will admit to fucking a zucchini when I was in high school. For years I thought I was a vegesexual. ~ Daryl Gregory,
517:Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer... and we are his chosen people. ~ Harold Wallace Rosenthal,
518:People are simply not willing to look at their problems honestly and admit that they have problems. ~ Benjamin Carson,
519:The Jesse Duplantis Counseling Program:

Admit it...Quit it...and Forget it...

NEXT!!! ~ Jesse Duplantis,
520:There were always choices. I’d made a string of bad ones myself. At least I could admit that. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
521:We must admit that it is quite common that people do have affairs with their leading ladies and men. ~ William H Macy,
522:What was the point of being able to forgive, when deep down, you both had to admit you'd never forget? ~ Jodi Picoult,
523:Whether you think Jesus was God or not, you must admit he was a first-rate political economist. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
524:An unanticipated destination, perhaps, but you must admit,all the best journeys take unexpected detours. ~ Lisa Mangum,
525:Be honest! You are not going to want to admit energy loss. Someone is making it hard for you to look. ~ Frederick Lenz,
526:Have to admit it, I feel a little vindicated in how I’ve lived my life because people can be the worst. ~ Adam Silvera,
527:He's clever,' thought Ivan,' I must admit there are some smart people even among the intelligentsia ~ Mikhail Bulgakov,
528:I freely admit I'm confused. I'm a confused and troubled individual but at the same time...Its Free! ~ Craig Ferguson,
529:I'm a libertarian. I think a lot of people are libertarians and are afraid to admit it - or don't know. ~ Kurt Russell,
530:I'm the first to admit that I can't be as good as Tolkien, and a movie can never be as good as Tolkien. ~ Ralph Bakshi,
531:She can’t help it. She loves the con. I tell myself I’m not like her, but I have to admit I love it too. ~ Holly Black,
532:Those darker sides, the things that we don't want to admit about ourselves - that's what excites me. ~ Tatiana Maslany,
533:After so many years it's embarrassing to admit that I don't honestly know how much I want to be directed. ~ Kevin Bacon,
534:But you have to admit I wasn’t in my right mind. You had just ridden the intelligence right out of me. ~ Gena Showalter,
535:Civil disobedience does not admit of any violence or countenancing of violence directly or indirectly. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
536:For until you can admit what you don't yet know, it's virtually impossible to learn what you need to. ~ Steven D Levitt,
537:I'm convinced that a few guys I've dated are gay, and they won't admit it. I think we've all done that. ~ Anne Hathaway,
538:I need her to admit that there’s an actual heart inside her chest. And that sometimes it beats for me. ~ Colleen Hoover,
539:It isn't always easy between us, I admit that. But it's right between us, always."

-Leon Grey ~ Caragh M O Brien,
540:OK, I admit it. I was just a front-man for the real fathers of Linux, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. ~ Linus Torvalds,
541:The only way you're going to be successful is if you admit what you don't know and you ask for help. ~ Randi Zuckerberg,
542:We are more inclined to regret our virtues than our vices; but only the very honest will admit this. ~ Holbrook Jackson,
543:Admit when you're wrong. It doesn't fix a busted leg, of course, but it's a nice gesture none-the-less. ~ Jesse Petersen,
544:Besides, I have to admit that whatever interest you can get people to take in you doesn’t last very long. ~ Albert Camus,
545:He stares at me so darkly, so hungily that I can only nod. Agree. Of course, I feel it. "I do", I admit. ~ Sophie Jordan,
546:He would never admit it, but from time to time, he needed to feel pain as much as he needed to dole it out ~ C J Roberts,
547:I'm always careful," said Praline, and he was, though he had to admit it never made much difference. ~ Marshall Thornton,
548:Once we've learned enough about the universe we will admit to ourselves that we will never know everything. ~ Jack Kirby,
549:Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness. ~ Aaron Eckhart,
550:science progresses by trial and error, and when it is forbidden to admit error there can be no progress. ~ Joan Robinson,
551:Security is not a license for people in authority to hide tactics they would never openly admit to using. ~ John G Hemry,
552:The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility; he can never admit an error. ~ Hannah Arendt,
553:The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages. ~ Will Durant,
554:To admit uncertainty is to admit to weakness, to powerlessness, and to believe in yourself despite both. ~ Tara Westover,
555:To be in favor or disgrace
is to live in fear.
To take the body seriously
is to admit one can suffer. ~ Lao Tzu,
556:You have to admit, you’re a little clumsy.” I gasp. “Only when scary politicians leap out of the shadows. ~ Tessa Bailey,
557:Admit it, if you suddenly had magical powers, you would have turned that leftover meat loaf into pizza, too. ~ Wendy Mass,
558:Far more than we like to admit, the world is to a remarkable extent a self-organising, self-changing place. ~ Matt Ridley,
559:I admit I keep a clichéd ironic distance with many things in the world, but Brooklyn is not one of them. ~ Gregory Pardlo,
560:I am the first to admit that were I not a woman, I would not have been the vice-presidential nominee. ~ Geraldine Ferraro,
561:I have to admit that I am really partial to the look and feel of a book. I have been that way my entire life. ~ Al Seckel,
562:I'maa tell you right now as an experience, dammit, I'm going to enjoy that one as much as I hate to admit it. ~ Les Miles,
563:I personally believe a crucial ingredient in rehabilitation is to admit that you completely screwed up. ~ Jonathan Aitken,
564:I think most religious people experience just as much doubt as they do faith; they just don’t admit it. (13) ~ Elna Baker,
565:Things admit of being used as symbols, because nature is a symbol, in the whole, and in every part. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
566:We all have some taste or other, of too ancient a date to admit of our remembering it was an acquired one. ~ Charles Lamb,
567:Children always know when their mothers are crazy—they just never admit it, not out loud, to anyone. ~ Sarah Addison Allen,
568:Horrible as this is to admit, I think I cried less because my dad was dying than for the dad I had never had. ~ Jane Green,
569:I can admit when I'm wrong Decebel, geez. It just happens so rarely that it kind of catches me by surprise. ~ Quinn Loftis,
570:I know it's very 'old media' of me to admit this, but I am often unnerved by the lack of civility on the Web. ~ Willow Bay,
571:I sincerely wish war was a pleasanter and easier business than it is, but it does not admit of holidays. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
572:It is humbling to admit, but I have had to face the fact that the greatest danger to my ministry is me! ~ Paul David Tripp,
573:It may be a movement towards becoming like little children to admit that we are generally nothing else. ~ Charles Williams,
574:That history just unfolds, independently of a specified direction, of a goal, no one is willing to admit. ~ Emile M Cioran,
575:The Convention thought it wrong to admit in the Constitution the idea that there could be property in men. ~ James Madison,
576:To what a degree the same past can leave different marks - and especially admit of different interpretations. ~ Andre Gide,
577:We may not like to admit it, but what if our crushing is necessary in order for our potential to be fulfilled? ~ T D Jakes,
578:You can only manage to convince a person to admit to being wrong, not ignorant, arrogant, or stupid. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
579:You’ll have me,” Cam whispered. “You’ll have me, hummingbird. I’m your fate—even if you won’t admit it yet. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
580:A child's nature is too serious a thing to admit of its being regarded as a mere appendage to another being. ~ Charles Lamb,
581:But I'll admit that he's kind of offensively delicious"
"Like salt and vinegar potato chips"
"Exactly ~ Chloe Neill,
582:But people will do anything rather than admit that their lives have no meaning. No use, that is. No plot. ~ Margaret Atwood,
583:Cannot admit that darkness exists because humanity itself exists, and that to erase one, you erase the other. ~ Keri Arthur,
584:Certainly, if you look at human behavior around the world, you have to admit that we can be very aggressive. ~ Jane Goodall,
585:Dare we admit that our thoughts and behaviors spring from a belief that the world revolves around us? ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
586:Ferrari never spoke to me again. He was a great man, I admit, but it was so very easy to upset him. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini,
587:I found in investigative journalism it is always best, if you have any language skills, not to admit them. ~ Julian Assange,
588:I'll admit that it's not easy to get an agent, but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
589:In a general sense, I admit to valuing the worldviews of men under the age of 40 and women over the age of 30. ~ Criss Jami,
590:I soon had to admit that what I did by myself couldn't excite me, only what Lila touched became important. ~ Elena Ferrante,
591:It is nothing won to admit men with an open door, and to receive them with a shut and reserved countenance. ~ Francis Bacon,
592:I watch the Food Network with my kids. We - yeah, I - I - I generally don't admit that, but I love cooking. ~ Rick Santorum,
593:Luck always plays a part for everyone, whether they want to admit it or not. I was very lucky, and I know it. ~ Larry David,
594:Things are more complicated than some can admit. People are stupider and less demonic than some can admit. ~ Rachel Kushner,
595:We’ll tell you all about our broken places of yesterday but don’t dare admit the limitations of our today. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
596:Why don't you just admit that you wanted to belong to him? Why don't you admit that part of you still does? ~ Leigh Bardugo,
597:You’ll have me,” Cam whispered. “You’ll have me, hummingbird. I’m your fate— even if you won’t admit it yet. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
598:Children always know when their mothers are crazy - they just never admit it, not out loud, to anyone. ~ Sarah Addison Allen,
599:Cody won't admit it, but I think he's a got a woman stashed somewhere.' 'A live one?' asked Hugh, impressed. ~ Richelle Mead,
600:I probably shouldn't admit this since I work in the tech industry, but I still prefer reading paper books. ~ Sheryl Sandberg,
601:It is a virtue to admit ignorance when you don't know, but not to wallow in ignorance as an end in itself. ~ Richard Dawkins,
602:I've always had a problem with people who couldn't tell the truth or admit a mistake and say they're wrong. ~ Burt Bacharach,
603:I was comfortable in all, I admit, but at the same time, nothing satisfied me. Each joy made me seek another. ~ Albert Camus,
604:One of the biggest things I learned was that it's OK to be nervous and admit that you're having a hard time. ~ Samuel Larsen,
605:She (the First Lady, entering the room with her gravely wounded husband) would admit fear but not despair. ~ Candice Millard,
606:She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
607:We don’t know what our purpose for living is and we are terrified to admit it to anyone—especially ourselves. ~ Jacob Nordby,
608:We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large extent because it enables us to pass judgment on the past. ~ Douglas Hurd,
609:When I got political that blew our marriage out of the water. I was not the same person and I admit that. ~ Michael Moriarty,
610:When I write, I put aside the heterosexual world to admit a muse that is a woman-loving-woman female. ~ Shirley Geok lin Lim,
611:You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday ~ Jonathan Swift,
612:Admit it. I'm the best you ever seen, Fats. I'm the best there is. And even if you beat me, I'm still the best. ~ Paul Newman,
613:As an old soldier, I admit the cowardice: it's as universal as seasickness, and matters just as little. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
614:I admit that for me love goes deeper than the struggle, or maybe what I mean is, love is the deeper struggle. ~ Julia Alvarez,
615:I must admit I am nervous about getting Alzheimer's. Once it hits, I might tell my best joke and never know it. ~ Joan Rivers,
616:It was like standing outside of life, stuck in a too still world that scared her more than she would ever admit. ~ V E Schwab,
617:Many a sober Christian would rather admit that a wafer is God than that God is a cruel and capricious tyrant. ~ Edward Gibbon,
618:O, Need's a funny fish: it makes people untruthful. They all suffer from it, but they will not always admit. ~ Salman Rushdie,
619:Religious faith is the one species of human ignorance that will not admit of even the possibility of correction. ~ Sam Harris,
620:Security is not a license for people in authority to hide the tactics they would never openly admit to using. ~ Jack Campbell,
621:Some problems are just too complicated for rational, logical solutions. They admit of insights, not answers. ~ Jerome Wiesner,
622:To love, you have to admit your lack, and recognise that you need the other, that you miss him or her. ~ Jacques Alain Miller,
623:A writer of books has to admit that film is the enemy, and that in my case I have been sleeping with the enemy. ~ E L Doctorow,
624:Because people fight most fiercely when they dare not admit even to themselves that their cause is unjust. ~ Robert Silverberg,
625:But sometimes, it’s harder to admit to ourselves we want love in our lives than it is to keep living without it. ~ Bella Andre,
626:Come on, admit it, Pooky Bear," I said to the sword. "You love your new look. All the other swords will be jealous. ~ Susan Ee,
627:God, help me remember that when I admit and accept the truth, I'll be given the power and guidance to change. ~ Melody Beattie,
628:He was, he would be the first to admit, a coward, an incompetent, and not even very good at being a failure. ~ Terry Pratchett,
629:He was, he would be the first to admit, a coward, an incompetent, and not even very good at being a failure; ~ Terry Pratchett,
630:How unlucky that you should have a reasonable answer to give, and that I should be so reasonable as to admit it! ~ Jane Austen,
631:If I were being honest with myself, he lit a blaze, not just a blush, but that’s too much reality for me to admit. ~ S L Scott,
632:I’ll admit, I was disappointed to learn that dragons didn’t exist. That’s a hard lesson for a boy to learn. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
633:"In the end one has simply to admit that there are problems which one simply cannot solve on one's own resources." ~ Carl Jung,
634:It's true," I admit. I put two fingers up to my throat to feel my pulse. "I've never trusted anybody to catch me. ~ Kim Wright,
635:It takes a tremen­dous act of courage to admit to your­self that you are not defec­tive in any way what­so­ever. ~ Cheri Huber,
636:I would be lying if I didn't admit there might be a scene in the movie where there might be alcohol in my system. ~ Aaron Paul,
637:my dick was so hard I could have let him do pull ups on it. One-handed pull ups, I admit, but still – pull ups. ~ Nick Pageant,
638:She can’t help it. She loves the con.

I tell myself I’m not like her, but I have to admit I love it too. ~ Holly Black,
639:They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat. ~ Charles Dickens,
640:You must admit that what he has accomplished is … admirable,” she said, smiling to herself over her play on words. ~ S H Jucha,
641:But everyone has a touch of madness, and those who can't admit it are usually farther gone than the rest of us. ~ David Farland,
642:But then, my entire life is bullshit. The best things in it have vanished, ghosts. Ghosts I'll admit I created. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
643:I don't know the American photographers as well, but I admit I love Ansel Adams. His landscapes are so crisp. ~ Vilmos Zsigmond,
644:If we are honest with ourselves, most of us will have to admit that we live out our lives in an ocean of fear. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
645:If we are to be honest as scientists... we must admit there may be a few things that we are not supposed to know ~ Jodi Picoult,
646:If you study the history and records of the world you must admit that the source of justice was the fear of injustice. ~ Horace,
647:I know more about sports than I know about any other subject, unfortunately. I'm embarrassed to admit that. ~ Michael Showalter,
648:My natural-born sarcasm, when it's unimpeded, can be a bit overbearing at times and I'm the first to admit that. ~ Tom Bergeron,
649:Okay, I'll admit, I have a few skeletons in my closet; but they weren't skeletons when I put them there. ~ Joseph Gordon Levitt,
650:This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
651:War is, we have been forced to admit, even in the face of its huge place in our civilization, an asocial trait. ~ Ruth Benedict,
652:When you stop lying to yourself, when you admit you want her too, that's when we see how much she might want us. ~ Amelia LeFay,
653:Women do not admit to the past, they mourn for past even less. They grab from each moment anything they can reach. ~ Jovan Du i,
654:You admit nothing. Deny everything. Demand proof. Did you learn nothing in Boot Camp?"
(Mace to Smitty) ~ Shelly Laurenston,
655:You shoot another guy—well, okay, this is Baltimore. You shoot three guys, it’s time to admit you have a problem. ~ David Simon,
656:All lovers unconsciously establish their own rules of the game, which from the outset admit of no transgression. ~ Milan Kundera,
657:But he had to admit he had engaged in a sort-of same-sex encounter. It made him feel… well, he wasn’t quite sure. ~ Daisy Harris,
658:Even those dry pedants who think that ethics depend on economics must admit that economics depend on existence. ~ G K Chesterton,
659:Every one has wishes which he would not like to tell to others, which he does not want to admit even to himself. ~ Sigmund Freud,
660:For leaders, the humility to admit and own mistakes and develop a plan to overcome them is essential to success. ~ Jocko Willink,
661:Insane people are always sure they're just fine. It's only the sane people who are willing to admit they're crazy. ~ Nora Ephron,
662:It’s not, like, denial? In the GSA we joke that bi guys are just gay guys who aren’t ready to admit it yet.” I ~ Bill Konigsberg,
663:Life is stronger than you are, even when you deny it, even when you neglect it, even when you refuse to admit it. ~ Anna Gavalda,
664:Safe people, for example, admit their weaknesses. They are humble. And they prove their trustworthiness over time. ~ Henry Cloud,
665:Some problems—take Ireland—were insoluble, but you would never get the Americans to admit anything was insoluble. ~ John le Carr,
666:We often knock politicians for refusing to admit error. But journalists appear equally reluctant to admit a mistake. ~ Anonymous,
667:What are you - Secret Service?'
'If I were, I wouldn't admit it.'
'And you're not admitting it, I notice. ~ Robert Goddard,
668:when at last they’d had to admit to themselves that they’d made all the love they could, had been a last meal. Like ~ Alan Furst,
669:Admit nothing - that was his first rule. Appeal to logic - second rule. Delay the inevitable - third rule. ~ Cinda Williams Chima,
670:Admit you’re jealous, Emma.”

“Never,” she said defiantly.

“Just your nipples then. They’re pouting. ~ Kate Meader,
671:As dear Erasmus said in De Civilitate, “It is safe to admit nothing that might embarrass one if repeated.” Gossip ~ Judith Martin,
672:As long as this heart goes on beating, I can't admit that any creature endowed with will-power should ever despair. ~ Jules Verne,
673:Comic-Con has been an amazing experience. It's overwhelming, I have to admit, because of the lines and the crowds. ~ Kunal Nayyar,
674:I am not ready to talk to anyone about what I do and don’t do with food. I am barely ready to admit it to myself. ~ Hannah Howard,
675:I'm horrified to admit that I just love Salinger. I was devastated to find out that other people feel the same way. ~ Ethan Hawke,
676:Never admit defeat, Lexie. No matter the situation. And no matter what resources you have to call upon to do it. ~ Kristen Ashley,
677:Okay. I’ll admit, I slept or doodled through most of my classes. I have no idea who you’re talking about. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
678:Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy. ~ Samuel Johnson,
679:Someone has said that there are four things necessary in studying the Bible: Admit, submit, commit and transmit. ~ Dwight L Moody,
680:The instant we admit that a book is too sacred to be doubted , or even reasoned about , we are mental serfs. ~ Robert G Ingersoll,
681:The most essential prerequisite to understanding is to be able to admit when you don't understand something ~ Richard Saul Wurman,
682:When I have brown hair I feel the most like myself, but I don't feel glamorous. It's a disgusting thing to admit. ~ Sarah Paulson,
683:Your life will always be filled with challenges. It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. ~ Brian Dyson,
684:I fell in love with you too, you know," I admit, my voice so soft I can barely hear it. "Too late now though, huh? ~ Monica Murphy,
685:It was not a particularly good body, he’d be the first to admit, but one or two bits of it had sentimental value ~ Terry Pratchett,
686:Life's single lesson: that there is more accident to it than a man can ever admit to in a lifetime and stay sane. ~ Thomas Pynchon,
687:People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be—whether they will admit that or not. ~ Jeff Wheeler,
688:She was the type of girl who never wanted to admit that she was in pain, as if not confessing it made her stronger. ~ Brit Bennett,
689:That's something that drives me crazy. When people say something twice that way, after you admit it the first time. ~ J D Salinger,
690:We all just do the best we can. When we make mistakes, we admit them, learn from them, ask forgiveness and move on. ~ Brenda Novak,
691:We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~ Maya Angelou,
692:Well I talk a little about that, but I don't admit that from the beginning I knew we were not meant to be together. ~ Jodi Picoult,
693:We never sampled our drugs because we were afraid of them, but to admit it aloud would have broken the spell. ~ Augusten Burroughs,
694:Work is only justified by leisure time. To admit the emptiness of leisure time is to admit the impossibility of life. ~ Guy Debord,
695:Counselors will tell you that the only character flaws that can really destroy you are the ones you won’t admit. ~ Timothy J Keller,
696:His impunity thrills me, I mistake it for fearlessness, though years later he will admit to being afraid all the time. ~ Nick Flynn,
697:I admit I'm being paid well, but it's no more than I deserve. After all, I've been screwed more times than a hooker. ~ Sean Connery,
698:I admit that books were voted in and out, and that the Bible was finally formed in accordance with a vote. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
699:I don't need Hollywood. With or without them, I'll be fine. But I'll admit it would be nice to have them on board. ~ Russell Peters,
700:If one is too lazy to think, too vain to do a thing badly, too cowardly to admit it, one will never attain wisdom. ~ Cyril Connolly,
701:I hated to admit it, but he was all sorts of sexy felon. God, what was wrong with me? That kiss had made me stupid. ~ Jay Crownover,
702:I thought of happy endings, how novelists usually flinched. To admit your characters are doomed means you are too. ~ Darcey Steinke,
703:It’s always okay to admit when you don’t know something. If you couldn’t do this, you would never truly know anything. ~ Hugh Howey,
704:I would say that in the past year I have had to begrudgingly admit that I am finally a success of some level, sure. ~ Chris Gethard,
705:Leadership demands two kinds of courage: the strength to take a risk, and the humility to admit when a risk fails. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
706:There are a lot of women out there who are doing crazy things behind closed doors sexual-wise and are afraid to admit it. ~ Lil Kim,
707:This is the moment when I should also admit that when the Internet first arrived I kept telling people it was a fad. ~ Gail Collins,
708:We need to stop, and admit it: we have a prediction problem. We love to predict things—and we aren’t very good at it. ~ Nate Silver,
709:Whether our reformers admit it or not, the economic and social inferiority of women is responsible for prostitution. ~ Emma Goldman,
710:Who or what inspires you?" "I must admit that I often read my own articles in scientific journals and inspire myself. ~ Eoin Colfer,
711:Worse, I have to admit to feeling the jealousy of one crab for another that has managed to climb out of the barrel. ~ Richard Russo,
712:Writing with privacy is paramount. You must feel free to admit to yourself your deepest, darkest secrets and true feelings. ~ Jewel,
713:You forgive yourself for what you've done," Edda told her. "You admit mistakes. You learn from them. And you improve. ~ Sara Raasch,
714:As a rule of thumb, it is best to just admit that there is always one action you can take for your creativity daily. ~ Julia Cameron,
715:As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it, the real shame is in not taking practical measures to escape from it. ~ Pericles,
716:But you must admit that it is only in the lonely and challenging circumstances that our true natures show through. ~ Charlotte Rogan,
717:I almost always urge people to write in the first person. Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it. ~ William Zinsser,
718:I had to admit it was adorable. You know, in a unicorns-farting-out-rainbows kind of way that made me want to hurl. ~ Gemma Halliday,
719:I must admit, Peter, I have difficulty in understanding why an innocent man would want to spend twelve years as a rat. ~ J K Rowling,
720:I think it makes your stronger to admit that you're scared, because you're not scared to say that you're scared. ~ Georges St Pierre,
721:I think the minority students that we admit to Harvard are every bit as meritorious as the white students that we admit. ~ Derek Bok,
722:It’s hard to admit you’re just in someone’s periphery when you imagined you were closer to the center of their world. ~ Sarina Bowen,
723:None of us can really breathe, though not one of us will openly admit this to anyone else, least of all, ourselves. ~ Katherine Owen,
724:She was more than willing to let him walk off his temper. And the man had one, even if he wasn't willing to admit it. ~ Nalini Singh,
725:The day you start to admit you are responsible for your actions, is the day your real life begins. Celebrate it. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
726:Uno absurdo dato, mille sequuntur – Admit but a single absurdity, you invite a thousand. The way of sin is downhill. ~ Matthew Henry,
727:We don’t like to admit our initial intuition to be false and would much rather dismiss the evidence that contradicts it. ~ Anonymous,
728:Your goal is to make the left admit once and for all what they believe about policy by exposing those inconsistencies. ~ Ben Shapiro,
729:A bad word from a colleague can darken a whole day. We need encouragement a lot more than we admit, even to ourselves. ~ Orson Welles,
730:A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. ~ John C Maxwell,
731:but I suppose it could be considered a necessary evil.” “And you’ve got to admit, with the way things are going ~ William W Johnstone,
732:Children aren't everything. There are other things in the world, thought I admit some people don't seem to suspect it. ~ Nella Larsen,
733:I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them. ~ Anne Rice,
734:I'm going to admit when I'm clueless, and I'm going to ask people for help when I don't know the answer to something. ~ Ryan Reynolds,
735:I’m not a Christian because I’m strong and have it all together. I’m a Christian because I’m weak and admit I need a Savior. ~ LeCrae,
736:I mostly get takeout, I have to admit - I don't know if that's something to be ashamed of. I'm not much of a cook. ~ Janeane Garofalo,
737:It was the kind of voice that made me want to confess my sins and admit that everything in my life was my own fault. ~ Seanan McGuire,
738:Once admit that we have the right to inflict unnecessary suffering and you destroy the very basis of human society. ~ John Galsworthy,
739:One solution might be to impose the duty on admissions officers to arbitrarily admit only half women and half men. ~ Phyllis Schlafly,
740:People who look down on us poor country folk usually won’t admit that anything worthwhile can come out of here. ~ Michael Thomas Ford,
741:Science has failed you, so you need magic.” “Yes. I need magic.” It’s a relief to admit it, to say it so nakedly. ~ Greer Macallister,
742:Sometimes Nova felt like the Renegades of the past had more in common with the Anarchists than anyone dared to admit. ~ Marissa Meyer,
743:The proper thing to do is to admit that hell is real and to allow our feelings of discomfort to motivate us to action. ~ J P Moreland,
744:But two people can love each other and still not belong together, even if neither of them wanted to admit it. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson,
745:Children aren't everything. There are other things in the world, thought I admit some people don't seem to suspect it. ~ Nella Larsen,
746:Hélène smiled, with a look implying that she did not admit the possibility of anyone seeing her without being enchanted. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
747:I am an alcoholic. I’m the first to admit that. I can’t drink at all. One drink is too many and a thousand’s not enough. ~ Donna Tartt,
748:I am forced to admit that I am, to them, nothing but a series of destinations with no meaningful expanses in between. ~ Monique Truong,
749:I'm a little lavish I must admit. But I'm not really concerned with money. Being rich is not my goal, being wealthy is. ~ Cee Lo Green,
750:It’s much more comfortable to cling to your bigotry than it is to admit you’ve been wrong to feel it in the first place, ~ David Weber,
751:I want you. I’m not making any secret of that, but now I’m going to wait until you admit that you want me just as much. ~ Meghan March,
752:People are even more reluctant to admit that man explains nothing, than they were to admit that God explains nothing. ~ Ernest Gellner,
753:To become a better you, admit that you were not born for the floor. Refuse to embrace mediocrity anytime anywhere. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
754:Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores. ~ Elsa Maxwell,
755:We’re just not strong enough to survive alone, let alone thrive. Whether we like to admit it or not, we need each other. ~ Simon Sinek,
756:Who or what inspires you?"
"I must admit that I often read my own articles in scientific journals and inspire myself. ~ Eoin Colfer,
757:And you will have greater credibility with your leader if you admit your shortcomings and refrain from making excuses. ~ John C Maxwell,
758:God has never been impressed with strength or self-sufficiency. In fact, he is drawn to people who are weak and admit it. ~ Rick Warren,
759:His kisses really did have the power to change lives. Not that I'd admit that. His ego was ginormous as it was. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
760:I'm not your proverbial worst nightmare because nightmares aren't real and I am more real than anybody wants to admit. ~ Jeffery Deaver,
761:Look, I'm a member of the House of Lords and I'm the first to admit that I don't understand how one gets new laws through. ~ Alan Sugar,
762:Never do anything that you can't admit doing, because if you are that ashamed of whatever it is, it's probably wrong. ~ Ashly Lorenzana,
763:That one difference between animals and humans is that humans rarely admit to themselves what it is they really want. ~ Hannu Rajaniemi,
764:The problem we have with Jesus isn’t that he gives life and grace freely, but that we have to admit our need for it. ~ Jefferson Bethke,
765:We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. ~ Isaac Newton,
766:good Christian, Nelly. What else could I do but forgive him? Though my forgiveness was initially hard to give, I admit ~ Kathleen Morgan,
767:I almost always urge people to write in the first person. ... Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it. ~ William Zinsser,
768:If we hooked up, he could write me ballads and stuff. You gotta admit, nothing's sexier than a guy who writes music. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
769:I'm the first to admit this whole salary thing is getting out of control. In the final analysis, it's still about the work. ~ Jim Carrey,
770:Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy. ~ Nora Ephron,
771:I swear to you that I am not quite such an ass as I like to appear sometimes, although I am rather an ass, I admit. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
772:It's difficult for most of us to be completely honest with ourselves - we hate to admit how vulnerable or needful we are. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
773:I was the first Indian model to have a career in Paris, Milan and New York. I am the first one to admit I was a novelty. ~ Padma Lakshmi,
774:Sometimes I felt as if we were all wading around in grief, reluctant to admit to others how far we were waving or drowning. ~ Jojo Moyes,
775:The constant flux and caprice of mental events do not admit of the establishment of stable experimental conditions. ~ Hermann Ebbinghaus,
776:they found it easier to reject what they could not have than to admit the lack of it as a deficiency in themselves. ~ Richard Hofstadter,
777:We didn’t admit it at the time, but practically the Whole New Deal was extrapolated from programs that Hoover started. ~ Rexford Tugwell,
778:You can admit that what happened to you made you stronger without celebrating the people who did those things to you. ~ Christopher Rice,
779:You couldn't let too much truth seep into your conversation, you couldn't admit with your mouth what your eyes had seen. ~ David Benioff,
780:Because I have to admit: there's something really badass about truly, honestly not caring what people think about you. ~ Becky Albertalli,
781:I'll admit that you felt fucking sweet as silk against my fingers when I had my hand between those pretty thighs. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
782:I think all of us have our inner 13-year-old a lot closer to the surface than we're willing to admit even to ourselves. ~ Jennifer Garner,
783:Most people don’t like to admit that vaginas have economic value, but they’re one of our most valuable natural resources. ~ Lauren Sapala,
784:Rebuke without love is abuse. But, a love that would never rebuke? I dare to admit that that, too, would be a kind of abuse. ~ Criss Jami,
785:sometimes it is good to admit that it is too dangerous and stop, instead of going on when your instincts warn you not to. ~ Josephine Cox,
786:They all want to be rich, same as we do, but they do not admit to themselves that you only get rich by taking things from ~ Philipp Meyer,
787:They were all in their early thirties. An age at which it is sometimes hard to admit that what you are living is your life. ~ Alice Munro,
788:They were like curmudgeonly old friends who would never admit that they liked me yet came round to see me all the time. The ~ Yann Martel,
789:Weak people never admit that they are responsible for their own state. They always blame either circumstances or others. ~ Amish Tripathi,
790:I have to admit I do get a bit depressed at times and you know I think about the good old days when I was charging ahead. ~ Edmund Hillary,
791:I'm starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
792:Never admit you have obsessive-compulsive disorder to someone who doesn’t have it because they’ll think you’re crazy. But ~ Simon Van Booy,
793:She didn’t run off and leave you?” “No. I’m ashamed to admit it, but she was the one who noticed…” “—brave little thing.” “Yes. ~ K M Shea,
794:You must admit your own existence. It is already realized. There is no fresh realization. The Self becomes revealed. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
795:You weren't meant to admit, even to yourself, how badly you wanted love. The man was meant to be the icing, not the cake. ~ Liane Moriarty,
796:And for you to be my wife is all I want in the world. I love you. I was afraid to admit it for a long time, but I know it now. ~ Kiera Cass,
797:because no one ever wanted to admit to being in love. Love was too confusing and traitorous to the self. Too dangerous. ~ Kendra L Saunders,
798:He had to admit that the biggest inhibitor to change lies within yourself, and that nothing gets better until you change. ~ Spencer Johnson,
799:If the feeling is there, you might as
well admit it. Saying the words, or not saying
them, doesn't change a damn thing ~ Lisa Kleypas,
800:I have to admit. Saying goodbye—leaving Bonnie. Was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my entire life. It actually hurt… ~ A R Von,
801:I'll pat myself on the back and admit I have talent. Beyond that, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time ~ Ethel Merman,
802:It's especially hard to admit that you made a mistake to your parents, because, of course, you know so much more than they do. ~ Sean Covey,
803:Politics is a war of causes; a joust of principles. Government is too serious a matter to admit of meaningless courtesies. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
804:To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up. ~ Ogden Nash, can pretend that bad things will never happen. But life's a lot easier if you realize and admit that sometimes they do. ~ Lois Lowry,
806:Dull sublunary lovers' love (Whose soul is sense) cannot admit Absence, because it doth remove Those things which elemented it. ~ John Donne,
807:I had a feeling that as long as I didn’t admit to murdering adorable kittens in front of children, I was going to get the gig. ~ John Scalzi,
808:I have to admit, though, that Cynthia was a great organizer, but then, so were the men with whips who got the pyramids built. ~ Alan Bradley,
809:I think it's time to admit that our writing is guided by the technology we use as much as it is by our own subjectivity. ~ Kenneth Goldsmith,
810:There are few more frustrating things in life than being told something that you already know but cannot admit to knowing. ~ Helen Cresswell,
811:We admit as many genera as there are different groups of natural species of which the fructification has the same structure. ~ Carl Linnaeus,
812:When I finally got to 30, I'll admit that there was a little anxiety, but at the same time I actually really liked it. ~ Hamilton Leithauser,
813:You know, it's okay to admit a little weakness now and then, Cammie. It won't kill you. In fact, I hear it makes you stronger. ~ Ally Carter,
814:A grace economy is backward to most of us—those who think they qualify, don’t; and those who admit they don’t qualify, do. ~ Jefferson Bethke,
815:I'd die for you," he repeats, quieter.
"I'd rather you not," I admit with a smile. "I would ... really miss your heartbeat. ~ Daryl Banner,
816:If people are looking for someone who has never changed their mind and is unwilling to admit they make mistakes, that's not me. ~ Mitt Romney,
817:If you can admit that you haven't yet understood everything,
faith can fill the emptiness in heart to confront the hesitation. ~ Toba Beta,
818:She didn’t like to admit it about her own kin, least about her own brother, but there he was—good for absolutely nothing. ~ Flannery O Connor,
819:The CIA is actually a fragmented, cliquish culture, more like a public high school than many inside the agency care to admit. ~ Mark Mazzetti,
820:Until you admit you were wrong, you cannot get on with your life; your self-image will still be bound to the old mistake. ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky,
821:When you bow down your head to pray
Let the first thing that you say
Be a lowly word and meek:
"I admit that I am weak. ~ John Piper,
822:Yes, I'm shallow, I don't mind admitting it. Perhaps I should admit that there's no end to the depths of my shallowness. ~ Franny Billingsley,
823:Belief is a dangerous thing," Norbert said. "It can blind you. It can consume you. It can make you unable to admit you're wrong. ~ Alex Siegel,
824:Friendship that possesses the whole soul, and there rules and sways with an absolute sovereignty, can admit of no rival. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
825:He sat back with a satisfied grin. “I just wanted you to admit it.” He was especially cute when he got cocky, and he knew it. ~ Laurelin Paige,
826:I composed it myself!" said the Fiddler Crab. "But it's highly classical, I admit. All really great music is an acquired taste. ~ L Frank Baum,
827:If we admit God, must we admit Miracle? Indeed, indeed, you have no security against it. That is the bargain.” —C. S. LEWIS ~ Norman L Geisler,
828:I have to admit that he was not bad at combinatorial analysis - a branch, however, that even then I considered to be dried up. ~ Stanislaw Lem,
829:Oh, Mr. Take-My-Cock-Not-His.” I spit out my coffee and watch a smirk spread across her face. “I must admit it was kind of hot. ~ River Savage,
830:Only when you are finally able, with the publican, to admit that you are dead will you be able to stop balking at grace. ~ Robert Farrar Capon,
831:The idea that women are 'our own worst enemies' forces us to admit that we don't have the power to be, even if we wanted too. ~ Gloria Steinem,
832:To keep your marriagebrimming, With love in the weddingcup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up. Ogden ~ Meg Cabot,
833:Un mari, comme un gouvernement, ne doit jamais avouer de faute. A husband, like a government, never needs to admit a fault. ~ Honore de Balzac,
834:We have to face the fact that most men and women out there are more stale than they know, more bored than they care to admit. ~ John W Gardner,
835:You shouldn’t have private conversations in public facilities at the top of your lungs.” Point well taken, Eve was forced to admit. ~ J D Robb,
836:A women could never be President. A condidate must be over 35, and where are you going to find a woman who will admit she's over 35? ~ E W Howe,
837:Being capable of anything is a bullshit concept, unless it means you also admit that you're capable of cheating, lying and killing. ~ Ben Folds,
838:I knew I never was, and never would be, someone she loved. And whether she deserved me or not, it was still painful to admit. ~ Rebecca Donovan,
839:I meant that you shouldn’t feel ashamed of not knowing a subject. We can’t begin to learn until we admit how much we don’t know. ~ Claudia Gray,
840:In my experience, there are two things that no one will admit to: having no sense of humor and being susceptible to flattery. ~ Margaret George,
841:Long-term investing has gotten so popular, it's easier to admit you're a crack addict than to admit you're a short-term investor. ~ Peter Lynch,
842:Me, too,” I admit. But I don’t know what to tell him about the aftermath of killing a person. About how they never leave you. ~ Suzanne Collins,
843:Plus, there was Amma and her mysterious friendliness toward me. I hated to admit it, but I was becoming obsessed with the girl. ~ Gillian Flynn,
844:The true state--- it is hardly necessary to say this---does not admit the rule of parties (partitocrazia) of democratic regimes. ~ Julius Evola,
845:We might be too proud to admit it as guys, but we still need to learn how to manage responsibility, how to face our challenges. ~ Ryan Reynolds,
846:What's important is how you deal with fear. I face it head-on, but I'm not too proud to admit that I do get afraid sometimes. ~ Denzel Whitaker,
847:When are you going to admit that you are avoiding me because you're hot for me?"
"When hell freezes over."
Trevor-Raven ~ Ellen Schreiber,
848:Whether they admit it to you, whether they admit it to themselves, people know where they stand with each other. Virginia ~ Catherine Ryan Hyde,
849:A conspiracy is nothing but a secret agreement of a number of men for the pursuance of policies which they dare not admit in public ~ Mark Twain,
850:Every established fact which is too bad to admit of any other defence is always presented to us as an injunction of religion. ~ John Stuart Mill,
851:I admit it is better fun to punt than be punted, and that a desire to have all the fun is nine-tenths of the law of chivalry. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
852:I had to admit the whole thing was pretty clever. “Okay. So SPYDER has a plan for Hidden Forest. Do they have one for us?” Murray ~ Stuart Gibbs,
853:In every character you play, as much as you hate to admit it as an actor, but there's an element of you that you bring to it. ~ Janet Montgomery,
854:In order to honor God with your wealth, you first have to admit that you are rich. Most people won't do that. It's not normal. ~ Craig Groeschel,
855:It is disheartening when a thinking person is forced to admit that many clichés are true. There is no justice on this earth. ~ Patricia Cornwell,
856:It is hard to repent, to admit you are wrong on faith alone before the evidence of a feeling of being forgiven and light comes. ~ Henry B Eyring,
857:It was a good thing; and to admit that a good thing has derived from an evil thing is to bend the knee to evil to some extent. ~ Glenway Wescott,
858:Maybe it's the best answer of all. If more people could admit they really don't know, maybe there never would have been a War. ~ Neal Shusterman,
859:...My point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful joke the world was. I went crazy as a coot! I admit it! Why can't you? ~ Alan Moore,
860:Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. ~ Steve Jobs,
861:Sometimes you have to admit that a relationship can't be fixed. That no matter how much you want to, you can't trust some people. ~ Sara Shepard,
862:The real problem is that this devaluing of lament often betrays our failure to admit that our suffering is real and painful. Our ~ Kelly M Kapic,
863:Trust in human nature is acceptance of the good-and-bad of it, and it is hard to trust those who do not admit their own weakness. ~ Alan W Watts,
864:And I still buy books at B&N, Borders and Elliot Bay ... I probably shouldn't admit this. But I don't care. I love great bookstores. ~ Jeff Bezos,
865:At least I admit that I don't know. I know that things are fucked up, beyond belief, and I have nothing original to say about it. ~ Eric Bogosian,
866:Fate may have brought her to me, but at some point, I have to admit it might’ve actually been fate’s asshole cousin coincidence ~ Jessica Hawkins,
867:I frankly admit to not knowing who I am. This is why I refuse to buy clothes that will tell people who I want them to think I am. ~ Russell Baker,
868:If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself. ~ Rollo May,
869:I had dug myself into Hell by not having the bravery to admit my cowardice. I resolved not to get into a similar situation again. ~ Mark Lawrence,
870:I must admit I’m impressed, Sadie. You controlled your magic and controlled Isis. And you, Carter, did well turning into a lizard. ~ Rick Riordan,
871:Moments I have to admit that she probably has sociopathic tendencies and simply chooses not to use her powers for excessive evil. ~ Dot Hutchison,
872:"Not sure," he retorted; "you call yourself a journalist, and admit there is a subject under Heaven of which you are not sure!" ~ Jerome K Jerome,
873:Now to the term 'relativity theory.' I admit that it is unfortunate, and has given occasion to philosophical misunderstandings. ~ Albert Einstein,
874:Suburbia is too close to the country to have anything real to do and too close to the city to admit you have nothing real to do. ~ Sloane Crosley,
875:To call everything that appears illogical, fantasy, fairy tale, or chimera would be practically to admit not understanding nature. ~ Marc Chagall,
876:Whereas I formerly believed it to be my bounden duty to call other persons to order, I now admit that I need calling to order myself. ~ Carl Jung,
877:Get power but don't admit to it. Do it by stealth. There's a whole trend of Rhodes scholars who will be politicians around the world. ~ Mel Gibson,
878:If we are honest - and scientists have to be - we must admit that religion is a jumble of false assertions, with no basis in reality. ~ Paul Dirac,
879:It is no shame to be racist as long as you admit that you are racist and you try your best to resist your racism. Everyone knows this. ~ Anonymous,
880:It was like him, too, to love her and admit to it before he knew if she loved him. Maybe only mortals expected to barter their hearts. ~ Emma Bull,
881:Later, there’s a lot of kissing. Didn’t seem very genuine on your part. Did you like kissing me?” he asks. “Sometimes,” I admit. ~ Suzanne Collins,
882:Prayer allows me to admit my failures, weaknesses, and limitations to One who responds to human vulnerability with infinite mercy. ~ Philip Yancey,
883:The best colleges admit only successful students, offering no evidence the college itself forged the students' late success. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
884:The idea that women are “our own worst enemies” forces us to admit that we don’t have the power to be, even if we wanted to. When ~ Gloria Steinem,
885:There is a mass of people, we might as well admit, who if they weren't watching television, would be doing absolutely nothing else. ~ Bennett Cerf,
886:A deep sigh escaped him and he tightened his arms. He was just beginning to admit it to himself—he was in love with her. Totally gone. ~ Robyn Carr,
887:Fess up to experiencing shame or admit that you’re a sociopath. Quick note: This is the only time that shame seems like a good option. ~ Bren Brown,
888:I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings. ~ Margaret Mead,
889:In addition, he was surprised to admit, he trusted her not to stab him in his sleep. These seemed like good qualities to have in a wife. ~ Kel Kade,
890:It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt,
891:It's sometimes easier to reject strong evidence than to admit that we've been wrong, this is information about ourselves worth having. ~ Carl Sagan,
892:I will admit you are the finest if not the loveliest rose in the garden. But you see, my dear, I was looking for a sunflower. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
893:Jared glared. Some people, Kami knew, had bedroom eyes. She was saddened to have to admit that Jared had filthy alleyway eyes. ~ Sarah Rees Brennan,
894:Okay, I’ll admit that Chris and I still want each other. But need? Need is for your first lover on your twin bed in your college dorm. ~ Lauren Fox,
895:Sometimes I think we’re afraid to admit we want certain things. Especially things that contradict the image we have of ourselves. ~ Debbie Macomber,
896:When admitting that nothing is certain, one must also, I think, admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others. ~ Bertrand Russell,
897:When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others. ~ Bertrand Russell,
898:All right, everyone. Fess up. Who just shat in their pants? C’mon. Admit it. I know I did and I’m wolf enough to own it.” – Sasha ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
899:did not just admit that I loved him. Please God, let him think I said something else—anything else. Like maybe I dove you. That was better. ~ J Lynn,
900:Draw energy from the earth
Admit power from the heavens
Fertilize the seed within
Let it sprout into a flower of pure light ~ Ming Dao Deng,
901:Everyone is crazy. It’s the people who go with it, and admit it, that you can trust. So you be crazy, girl. Give that rat bastard hell. ~ K F Breene,
902:I am quite willing to admit that they are also a deception but right now I believe in them so much that I infect them with truth. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
903:I am the first to admit that I am no great orator or no person that got where I have gotten by any William Jennings Bryan technique. ~ Gerald R Ford,
904:If I thought that was true, I could almost live with the rest of it.” “It is true,” I admit. “But so is what you said about Peeta. ~ Suzanne Collins,
905:I know that makes me sound like a jerk and maybe in some way I was, but girls play games too. Guys are just more likely to admit to it. ~ Nyrae Dawn,
906:I'm not trying to be something that I'm not. I'm just trying to be myself and talk about what I know, and admit what I don't know. ~ Anderson Cooper,
907:Let me indicate a possible line of thought. It is, I admit, mere imagination; but how often is imagination the mother of truth? ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
908:Sometimes, I think we're afraid to admit we want certain things. Especially things that contradict the image we have of ourselves. ~ Debbie Macomber,
909:Take the blinders from your vision take the padding from your ears and confess you've heard me crying and admit you've seen my tears. ~ Maya Angelou,
910:This is a movement like nobody's ever seen in this country before. Even our enemies admit that. We're going to make history together. ~ Donald Trump,
911:Though they spent so much time trying to make themselves beautiful, you were not supposed to admit to women that beauty mattered. ~ Robert Galbraith,
912:We admit no faith to be justifying, which is not itself and in its own nature a spiritually vital principle of obedience and good works. ~ John Owen,
913:Why does no one ever admit that hatred and love can exist side by side, each emotion genuine but only one ever acknowledged as real? ~ Susan Howatch,
914:You have to admit you’re a jerk and that everything was all your fault.” “So, like, what men are supposed to do in general,” I said. ~ Gillian Flynn,
915:Admit it, you're probably a very different person at work than you are at home.

Everyone needs to be someone else sometimes. ~ Brian K Vaughan,
916:C. S. Lewis put it, “If we admit God, must we admit Miracle? Indeed, indeed, you have no security against it. That is the bargain. ~ Norman L Geisler,
917:I bet you think I’m an arrogant showoff.”
“Yes, I kind of do,” I admit frankly.
His face falls. “Oh.”
“Well, you’re being one. ~ Jen Minkman,
918:I love New York, but I have to admit that I feel very English, and I do miss that sense of history that you have everywhere in Britain. ~ Charlie Cox,
919:It's a shame we can't just admit that we failed family living, sell the house, split up the money, and get on with our lives. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
920:Researchers find it very necessary to keep blinkers on. They don't want to admit that the animals they are working with have feelings. ~ Jane Goodall,
921:Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool.
But you yourself may prove to show it,
Every fool is not a poet. ~ Alexander Pope,
922:The only thing I’m sure of is that one can’t be a complete unbeliever. That would be to admit to nothingness. Absolute zero doesn’t exist. ~ Jean Ray,
923:what I’ve learnt over my life is that people don’t do things by mistake. We know what we’re doing, whether we admit that or not ~ Caroline Overington,
924:You will treat the weaknesses and failures of others with grace when you humbly admit that you’re more like them than unlike them. ~ Paul David Tripp,
925:At best you have one of those debilitating conditions which come in many forms, and which some people decline to admit actually exist. ~ Julian Barnes,
926:(...) before they actually admit to the big 'L' word. Love or lust - what's the big, damn deal? You're going to  fuck either way, right? ~ C M Stunich,
927:Faced with the mind-surpassing grandeur of the universe, we cannot but admit that there is meaning which is greater than man. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel,
928:I’m still pretty sick about what I’ve lost, but I only admit it to myself late at night, which is probably why I’m not the best sleeper. ~ Nick Hornby,
929:I'm very sorry about your mother, Flavia. I can't even begin to imagine how you must feel." At least the man had the sense to admit it. ~ Alan Bradley,
930:It is often difficult to admit that someone you love is not perfect, or to consider aspects of a person that are less than admirable. ~ Daniel Handler,
931:It takes a good man to admit when he’s been wrong, but it takes a great man to become the person who would no longer make such mistakes ~ Sarah Noffke,
932:Now the Democrats control the Senate. But the good news is that now the Republicans can admit that Strom Thurmond has been dead since 1988. ~ Jay Leno,
933:Our dwarf will and cold pragmatic sense
Admit not the celestial visitants: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
934:Ow,” I say. “Oh balls, ow.” Not quite up there with Shelley or Yeats, I’ll admit, but honesty is a virtue, as my mum always taught me. ~ Jonathan Wood,
935:PASTOR. Violence aside now, admit that he suffers from fixed ideas. DOCTOR. I think your ideas are even more fixed, pastor! PASTOR ~ August Strindberg,
936:Villains!' I shrieked. 'Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart! ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
937:Villains!” I shrieked, “dissemble no more! I admit the deed!—tear up the planks!—here, here!—it is the beating of his hideous heart! ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
938:Well, I didn't really admit that I anywhere until my daughter started school and I knew I couldn't pull up and leave when I felt like it. ~ Diane Lane,
939:But the thing about monsters was, you couldn't talk to them about it, because they wouldn't admit they were monsters in the first place. ~ Lev Grossman,
940:I’ll admit that each time I’ve seen her I’ve spilled my guts and felt cleansed. Then I become convinced I never need to see her again. ~ Jami Attenberg,
941:I'm the first to admit that I like going to, or my memories at least of going to Clint Eastwood movies or Charles Bronson or James Bond. ~ Nicolas Cage,
942:Not everything is about you," Clary said furiously. "Possibly," Jace said, "but you do have to admit that the majority of things are. ~ Cassandra Clare,
943:The market, he now had to admit, sponsors a “cult of reason and ei - ciency. ” It “snaps the threads of memory and scatters local knowledge ~ Anonymous,
944:There are so many people in the closet, and we are giving them an opportunity to come out of the closet and just admit they like to smoke. ~ Snoop Dogg,
945:Though evasion rarely leads to joy; there is, one must admit, a sense of joy if one can dissect something, oneself included, with precision. ~ Yiyun Li,
946:We are all closer to the abyss than we would wish to admit. But is fortunate that we have an insight into the fact that we are the abyss ~ Jean Gebser,
947:We must take care not to admit as true anything, which is only probable. For when one falsity has been let in, infinite others follow. ~ Baruch Spinoza,
948:Wisely the Hebrews admit no Present tense in their language;
While we are speaking the word, it is is already the Past. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
949:You just don’t want to admit that you’re in the beginning stages of a bromance to end all bromances.”
I snorted. “Whatever. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
950:Even though he was afraid to admit it, when he was with her it seemed it was worth doing all those normal things that normal people do. ~ Paolo Giordano,
951:I had to admit it was a nice backside. She caught me looking at her and hurriedly turned away. “Defending my honor,” Phillip asked. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
952:I’ll admit I was a little disappointed when I learned that something like 85 percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians. ~ Rachel Held Evans,
953:I’m not going to say the war was a good thing. I’m not that much of a sick fuck, but you’ve got to admit that it did bring people together. ~ Max Brooks,
954:I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
955:People who talk about their dreams are actually trying to tell you things about themselves they’d never admit in normal conversation. ~ Chuck Klosterman,
956:Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical of other people's children and publicly admit they can do better are asking for it. ~ Erma Bombeck,
957:Suppose you're teaching math. You assume that parallel lines meet at infinity. You'll admit that adds up to something like transcendence. ~ G nter Grass,
958:The last time I looked," Avon pointed out, "the world isn't bigger than the universe, though I'm willing to admit I've never actually measured it. ~ Avi,
959:The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit of - the last he does not concern himself about. ~ William Hazlitt,
960:The truth is, narratives of self-justification burble beneath more of our relationships and endeavors than we would care to admit. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
961:We ignore outlooks and forecasts... we're lousy at it and we admit it ... everyone else is lousy too, but most people won't admit it. ~ Martin J Whitman,
962:Work hard to seem infallible and others will work to find our flaws. Admit our shortcomings and others will work to help us be infallible. ~ Simon Sinek,
963:All is forgiven to kings and popes. History grants them immunity, even a full pardon, even when they admit their crimes and glory in them. ~ Robert Payne,
964:It is an essential part of the scientific enterprise to admit ignorance, even to exult in ignorance as a challenge to future conquests. ~ Richard Dawkins,
965:We admit that we will never reach our ideal in this life, a distinctive the church claims that most other human institutions try to deny. ~ Philip Yancey,
966:Admit to yourself that your bad mood is hanging a cloud over everything you see, and remind yourself that your moods are not permanent. ~ Travis Bradberry,
967:Everyone has at least one story, and each of us is funny if we admit it. You have to admit you're the funniest person you've ever heard of. ~ Maya Angelou,
968:Governments almost never admit to hacking each other’s computers. Researchers generally infer the country of origin from the target list. ~ Bruce Schneier,
969:I also admit, that there are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits which are not good till they are rotten. ~ Samuel Johnson,
970:I’ll admit it to you now, and to anyone, anytime. I need you, Elise. I love you. You are mine. My woman, my mate, my beloved. My everything. ~ Lara Adrian,
971:I’ve been accused of ‘raping’ the audience in my films, and I admit to that freely — all movies assault the viewer in one way or another. ~ Michael Haneke,
972:Maybe it's the best answer of all. If more people could admit they really don't know, maybe there never would have been a Heartland War. ~ Neal Shusterman,
973:Most authors would be the first to admit the best of their writing is beyond even them. It comes from someplace outside the conscious realm. ~ K M Weiland,
974:Nonviolence does not admit of running away from danger... . Between violence and cowardly flight I can only prefer violence to cowardice. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
975:Not everything is about you," Clary said furiously.
"Possibly," Jace said, "but you do have to admit that the majority of things are. ~ Cassandra Clare,
976:Sir, I admit your general rule, That every poet is a fool, But you yourself may serve to show it, That every fool is not a poet. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
977:If it’s sometimes easier to reject strong evidence than to admit that we’ve been wrong, this is also information about ourselves worth having. ~ Carl Sagan,
978:In other words, perhaps it is time to admit that the War on Terror is not just a stupid war. It is a war designed to make us stupid. How ~ Moustafa Bayoumi,
979:I think you are a very bad man," said Dorothy.

"Oh, no, my dear; I'm really a very good man, but I'm a very bad Wizard, I must admit. ~ L Frank Baum,
980:Making mistakes isn't enough to become great. You must also admit the mistake, and then learn how to turn that mistake into an advantage. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
981:No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday. ~ Alexander Pope,
982:She'd rather be alone than settle just because she was lonely, but sometimes - not that she'd admit it to another soul - that choice sucked. ~ Donna Alward,
983:The love of God is an infinite and absolute feeling which does not admit of any rational limitation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Reason and Religion,
984:To maintain your marriage brimming, with really like in the wedding cup, anytime you are incorrect, admit it each time you're proper, shut up. ~ Ogden Nash,
985:we’re always our own villains in the end. Which makes them easy to defeat, once we’re ready to admit we were the only ones in our own way. ~ Heidi Cullinan,
986:You're entitled to not be strong about everything every instant. And you have the right to admit that it hurts, and that things frighten you. ~ David Weber,
987:God does not guide those who want to run their own life. He only guides those who admit their need of His direction and rely on His wisdom. ~ Winkie Pratney,
988:God's forgiveness allows us to be honest with ourselves. We recognize our imperfections, admit our failures, and plead to God for clemency. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
989:I admit to the jealousy. If you ever allow someone else to touch you, I will kill him, Jessie. I will tear him apart. Do you understand me? ~ Laurann Dohner,
990:I don't mind their having a lot of money, and I don't care how they employ it, but I do think that they damn well ought to admit they enjoy it. ~ Ogden Nash,
991:It's frightening to admit but if I lay off the lin it'a amazing how my love handles deplete. But is life without gin worth living? ~ Laurence Llewelyn Bowen,
992:Miguel was my true mate. That meant my home was with him. Even if he was a vampire and a male and, all right, I’ll admit it, a bit of a ruffian. ~ Anonymous,
993:one of the hardest things to admit is that we weren’t loved when we needed it most. It’s a terrible feeling, the pain of not being loved. ~ Alex Michaelides,
994:To admit you want to have a comeback means you have to admit you weren't what you were supposed to be. You dropped below your own standard. ~ Marilyn Manson,
995:Yes, O Great One, I shall do as you command. Then when we come back empty-pawed, you'll admit I was right."
- Squirrelflight to Brambleclaw ~ Erin Hunter,
996:Admit what you did... Take your lumps... The sooner you get flattened to the ground, the sooner you can begin to rebuild your life again. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
997:A good many will admit that self-knowledge and reflection are needed, but very few indeed will consider such necessities binding upon themselves. ~ Carl Jung,
998:As soon as you open the door wide enough to admit pink nerve-gas-farting dragons, you have let in all of those other possibilities as well. ~ Neal Stephenson,
999:At the sight and realisation that I was sleeping next to a naked Liam Nightingale, I’m not embarrassed to admit, I think I had a mini-orgasm ~ Kristen Ashley,
1000:drive means a combination of a willingness to work hard, emotional fortitude, enormous powers of concentration and a refusal to admit defeat. ~ Alex Ferguson,
1001:I admit, that the brain does not govern the body as well as one might wish- else all men would be saints and hell would be empty of lechers. ~ Meredith Duran,
1002:I couldn't be sure, and I certainly wasn't going to admit it to anyone, but I suspect I was the cause of the blizzard that hit us that night. ~ Moira J Moore,
1003:I have to admit that I am not great at selecting music for CDs! I have a few personal favorites, and then I let my producer take it from there! ~ Karen Mason,
1004:I have to admit, you having a non-psycho, pining, or pissed-off ex is definitely a plus to our ongoing situation,” I blurted. Logan grinned. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1005:In my experience most people in your profession seem to think that if they do not admit the existence of a mistake, the mistake will not exist. ~ David R Dow,
1006:One of my favorite things about following Jesus is I get to drop the act, admit I'm not good enough, walk in freedom-and that's good news. ~ Jefferson Bethke,
1007:One of my favorite things about following Jesus is I get to drop the act, admit I’m not good enough, walk in freedom—and that’s good news. ~ Jefferson Bethke,
1008:the beginning of my history is - love. It is the beginning of every man and every woman's history, if they are only frank enough to admit it. ~ Marie Corelli,
1009:Thus the right of nullification meant by Mr. Jefferson is the natural right, which all admit to be a remedy against insupportable oppression. ~ James Madison,
1010:Was that such a heresy, to admit that your love for your family wasn't sufficiently all-consuming as to extinguish all other desires? ~ Christopher Brookmyre,
1011:When we are talking about terrorists, we need to accept and admit that most acts of terror are inside jobs and most terrorists are homegrown. ~ Michael Moore,
1012:When you draw a western correctly, you create such drama, such dilemma that you think you almost don't want to admit who you might have been. ~ Kevin Costner,
1013:You're the coward, Caleb. Im not afraid to tell you how I feel. I'm not afraid to admit, that despite everything you've done to me, I love you. ~ C J Roberts,
1014:Admit it. You sleep with your feet covered because you’re too afraid of something touching them in the middle of the night. -Food for thought ~ Lani Lynn Vale,
1015:But Christianity is not just for the strong; it’s for everyone, especially for people who admit that, where it really counts, they’re weak. ~ Timothy J Keller,
1016:don’t you scrub up and have your dinner, and then you can decide where to go,” Mom said. I didn’t want to admit that I was hungry, but I was. And ~ Judy Blume,
1017:I come to the table from a conservative or libertarian point of view, and I admit that. I'm a commentator. I'm not a journalist or anything else. ~ Glenn Beck,
1018:I don't know why it's so hard for people to admit that sometimes they're just assholes who screw up because they don't expect to get caught. ~ Karen M McManus,
1019:If both John McCain and Obama were given a sip of truth serum, both would admit they made serious mistakes in choosing running mates in 2008. ~ Douglas Wilder,
1020:If we want to be sincere, we must admit that there is a well-nourished love and an ill-nourished love. And the rest is literature. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette,
1021: Like we forget about everything else. Because when you don’t admit out loud that someone awful has happened, who is to say it ever did? ~ Jodi Picoult,
1022:I'll admit I never wanted to be in a band. Then, in X-Factor, they put me in this group and it's the best thing that ever happened to me. ~ Leigh Anne Pinnock,
1023:I never like to see someone hurting, but I admit whenever I heard someone play the depression card, I'd roll my eyes and go about my business. ~ J A Redmerski,
1024:In the words of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: “Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them. ~ Ryder Carroll,
1025:Stop blaming other people for your mistakes. Until you are ready to admit that you are infallible, you are vulnerable for failure to whip. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1026:The bars were wide enough apart to admit of his thrusting his arm through to the elbow; and so he held on negligently, for his greater ease. ~ Charles Dickens,
1027:When you watch Robin Williams, you can see a lot of Jonathan Winters. Robin is the first one to admit that; he worshiped Jonathan Winters. ~ Gilbert Gottfried,
1028:You ought certainly to forgive them as a Christian, but never to admit them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned in your hearing. ~ Jane Austen,
1029:And even in the hatred of the majority, there's a kind of triumph because I know that, although they'd never admit it, they secretly respect me. ~ John Osborne,
1030:For the credit of virtue we must admit that the greatest misfortunes of men are those into which they fall through their crimes. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1031:How many times did people have to prove that anything could be art before we could finally admit that very little was actually art? Theoretically, ~ Jade Chang,
1032:I admit that living in Nigeria sounds romantic, but Africa isn't America by a long shot. It's a different world and a different place in time... ~ Esther Rolle,
1033:I'll admit it, the Holocaust was definitely a bad thing, but do we really need Jewish people around? They have big noses. I said it! I said it! ~ Carlos Mencia,
1034:I still don’t think monogamy is for everyone. But it’s worked for us. And I wasn’t ashamed to admit Teddy still gave me butterflies sometimes. When ~ G L Tomas,
1035:I think Psycho Sam is closer to the real me in some ways which is frightening to admit, but I guess... I mean, I'm definitely into the paranormal. ~ Rhys Darby,
1036:It pains me to admit it. That I’ve succumbed to such libertine ways. At the end of the day, I am a mere mortal. A slave to my hedonistic desires. ~ Celia Aaron,
1037:My mother preferred trees to certain kinds of people. Increasingly, as I get older I have to admit that I occasionally understand her preference. ~ Lucinda Roy,
1038:Someone once said that blues and gospel were fraternal twins, close in spirit, neither one wanting to admit how similar they looked. ~ Ahmir Questlove Thompson,
1039:Talking to the parents of older kids was helpful for me, since parents of kids the same age as yours won't admit how horrible their children are. ~ Anne Lamott,
1040:The church should not be an assembly of the self-righteous but an assembly of people who admit that they are not righteous apart from God’s grace. ~ Mark Dever,
1041:The only difference between Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. is that at least Vegas has the decency to admit the town is full of hookers and crooks. ~ Glenn Beck,
1042:This is the paradox of tolerance, the treason of free speech: we hesitate to admit that some people are just fucking evil and need to be stopped. ~ N K Jemisin,
1043:We have to admit that there is an immeasurable distance between all that we read in the Bible and the practice of the Church and of Christians. ~ Jacques Ellul,
1044:You cannot describe the universe completely with any accuracy unless you're willing to admit that it's both physical and mental in nature. ~ Christopher Langan,
1045:Any man who has met with success, if he will be frank with himself, must admit that there has been a big element of fortune in the success. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1046:At what point do we admit that the NFL’s true economic function is to channel our desire for athletic heroism into an engine of nihilistic greed? ~ Steve Almond,
1047:But yet with all this, although, of course, one may admit this, that and the other, may even... and after all, where aren't there incongruities? ~ Nikolai Gogol,
1048:Do I have permission to take control of you first? Just your bodies, not your minds."
"I've been waiting for you to admit you wanted my body. ~ Marissa Meyer,
1049:I agree and admit that thinking and planning are free. Nobody charges you for thinking and you pay no one to make plans. It's your decision! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1050:I am not afraid to admit, though slightly ashamed that I Google myself and I see people writing things about me and I get really proud and happy. ~ Mark Duplass,
1051:I have to admit we are mired in the most exquisite mysterious muck. This muck heaves and palpitates. It is multi-directional and has a mayor. ~ Donald Barthelme,
1052:Okay, so I admit that the first day of school I was so nervous that the butterflies in my stomach were more like pigeons flying around my insides. ~ R J Palacio,
1053:Religious doctrines … are all illusions, they do not admit of proof, and no one can be compelled to consider them as true or to believe in them. ~ Sigmund Freud,
1054:Shopping is just another form of hunting. All fey are hunters, whether they admit it or not. It's in our nature, pet, nothing unnatural about it. ~ Julie Kagawa,
1055:The Monte Carlo casino refused to admit me until I was properly dressed so I went and found my stockings, and then came back and lost my shirt. ~ Dorothy Parker,
1056:the stoutest Nehru defender must admit that the Indian prime minister responded poorly and also unwisely to the challenge that China presented ~ Rajmohan Gandhi,
1057:Weakness is something we don't like to admit we have. We hold it against people, until we experience it, and then we feel more compassion for it. ~ Olivia Wilde,
1058:Well, come on, Debs,” I said, and I admit I was a little peevish. “You knew this would happen, and it happened, so why should it bother you?” She ~ Jeff Lindsay,
1059:You can, indeed, refuse to admit this, but only at the cost of the immense and futile effort of spending your whole life resisting the inevitable ~ Alan W Watts,
1060:Admit it.” “I loved you the second I put my eyes on you. It doesn’t matter.” “Let me love you back.” “You have a life to live.” “I have nothing. ~ Pepper Winters,
1061:Admit it. You are fascinated by my penis." She raised her eyes to his. "It's magic. I've learned that I can make it grow just by staring at it. ~ Victoria Danann,
1062:Always remember to preserve your pride no matter what. Take pride in yourself and our family name. Never show weakness. Never admit failure.. ~ Debra White Smith,
1063:And suddenly, in view of these reflections, Ulrich had to smile and admit to himself that he was, after all, a character, even without having one. ~ Robert Musil,
1064:Do I race motorcycles? I do. I use the word 'race' because, I admit, what I do on a motocross bike is different than riding a Harley down the street. ~ Jeff Kent,
1065:Here were three people who desperately needed each other—perhaps even loved each other—and they would all rather contract consumption than admit it. ~ Tessa Dare,
1066:How long had it been since a woman had simply stroked his hair? Though he’d never admit it if asked, this was one of life’s greatest pleasures. ~ Vivienne Lorret,
1067:If we admit that some infinite being has controlled the destinies of persons and peoples, history becomes a most cruel and bloody farce. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
1068:I have never yet known a man admit that he was either rich or asleep: perhaps the poor man and the wakeful man have some great moral advantage. ~ Patrick O Brian,
1069:I have to admit we are locked in the most exquisite mysterious muck. This muck heaves and palpitates. It is multi-directional and has a mayor. ~ Donald Barthelme,
1070:It could make things awkward between them were Shadow to admit that television had made him uncomfortable ever since it had started to talk to him. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1071:Many investigators feel uneasy stating in public that the origin of life is a mystery, even though behind closed doors they admit they are baffled. ~ Paul Davies,
1072:Nobody likes to admit that they made a mistake, but if you do, you have to stand up and take responsibility and you have to say that you were wrong. ~ Lara Logan,
1073:successful leaders embrace the reality that their models may be wrong or incomplete. Only when we admit what we don’t know can we ever hope to learn ~ Ed Catmull,
1074:To keep one's marriage brimming,
With love in the wedding cup,
Whenever you're wrong admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up." - Ogden Nash ~ Meg Cabot,
1075:Whatever happens, we can deal with it if we admit that it's happening and so on. So to be comfortable with what is - that is a real superpower. ~ George Saunders,
1076:[...] atâta vreme cât îi bate inima, atâta vreme cât trupul îi este viu, nu admit ca o ființă înzestrată cu voință să se lase cuprinsă de disperare! ~ Jules Verne,
1077:Being my own rock is promising, but it would be a huge lie if I didn’t admit that becoming a mountain with someone else could be equally rewarding. ~ Adam Silvera,
1078:(Decades later, Stravinsky snapped to Robert Craft, “I would like to admit all Strauss’s operas to whichever purgatory punishes triumphant banality.”) ~ Alex Ross,
1079:Even capitalists must surely admit, that intellectually at least, socialism is a worthy opponent. It imparts intelligence even to its adversaries. ~ Arundhati Roy,
1080:(I always find it hard to admit that anything done collectively can possibly be sincere, since the only truly sentient being is the individual). ~ Fernando Pessoa,
1081:I created you. Hence I have the right to do what I will with you. You have done me no harm, I admit. I make you suffer for my own pleasure. ~ Comte de Lautr amont,
1082:I encourage him to be in his garden as often as possible. Then he has to walk to Rosings nearly every day. ... I admit I encourage him in that also. ~ Jane Austen,
1083:I get that you have a huge ego and probably don’t want to admit you’re a disgusting, shallow bastard, but don’t hide behind a doctor’s note. ~ Mimi Jean Pamfiloff,
1084:I merely claim my choice of all the tools in the universe; and I shall not admit that any of them are blunted merely because they have been used. ~ G K Chesterton,
1085:I've met with a group of very distinguished, experienced police chiefs a few weeks ago. They admit it's an issue. They've got a lot of concerns. ~ Hillary Clinton,
1086:Look, I asked you here for a reason. Much as I hate to admit it, vampire, we have something in common." "Totally awesome hair?" Simon suggested. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1087:Once let a maiden admit the possibility of her being stricken with love for some one at a certain hour and place, and the thing is as good as done. ~ Thomas Hardy,
1088:The healthier people are, the more they are willing to admit to their limitations and so the more open they are to the possibility of improvement. ~ Robin Skynner,
1089:We no longer admit any other truth than that which is expedient; for there is no worse error than the truth that may weaken the arm that is fighting. ~ Andre Gide,
1090:Why are you so good to me?”
… I leaned forward and kissed her forehead gently. “Because whether or not you’re ready to admit it, you’re my girl. ~ Beth Ehemann,
1091:You Negroes are not willing to admit it yet, but integration will not work. Why, it is against the white man's nature to integrate you into his house. ~ Malcolm X,
1092:Any actor who is being honest will admit there's always a small or large part of the real you in every character. It's impossible not to have that. ~ Jerry Ferrara,
1093:As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life. ~ Jules Verne,
1094:Because if I don’t, Fang will die. (Aimee) Are you high? (Dev) No. (Aimee) C’mon, Aim, admit it. Heavy amounts of drugs are involved here. (Dev) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1095:Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it immediately ~ Stephen R Covey,
1096:Faced with the evidence, many deniers have started to admit that global warming is real, but argue that humans have little or nothing to do with it. ~ David Suzuki,
1097:He loves to hide, but only if you take the time to find him. And while I suspect that's true for most people, only a retard or a kid would admit it. ~ Peter Hedges,
1098:If your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
1099:I have better things to do.”
“Like what?”
He opens one eye and looks at me. “Like convince a stubborn girl to admit she’s madly in love with me. ~ Susan Ee,
1100:I'll admit, it gives me a real buzz when I hear my name being chanted and that feeling is the same now as it was when I first broke into the team. ~ Steven Gerrard,
1101:I must admit I suffered a bit when I first came to England. But then I realised that there was nothing to be intimidated by, everybody had two legs. ~ George Lucas,
1102:It is better to do wrong seldom and to own it, and to act right for the most part, than seldom to admit that you have done wrong and to do wrong often. ~ Epictetus,
1103:Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they're sinners can bring democracy the tolerance it requires to survive ~ Ronald Reagan,
1104:She paused before him with a smile which seemed at once designed to admit him to her familiarity, and to remind him of the restrictions it imposed. ~ Edith Wharton,
1105:The necessary connexion of representatives with taxes, seems to have sunk deep into many of those minds, that admit sounds, without their meaning. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1106:There is no cannibalism in the British Navy, absolutely none. And when I say none, I mean there is a certain amount, more than I personally admit. ~ Graham Chapman,
1107:The violence and injustice of the rulers of mankind is an ancient evil, for which, I am afraid, the nature of human affairs can scarce admit a remedy. ~ Adam Smith,
1108:We fear storms and wild beasts, but we do not censor them. If we must guard ourselves from evil influences we thereby admit their seductive appeal. ~ Philip Slater,
1109:...although I had to admit a certain affection for the Mattel booth advertising Urban Survival Barbie, now with her own Machete and blood testing unit. ~ Mira Grant,
1110:But if you are going to say you are unnerved by how Turk Bauer is filled with hate, you must admit that Ruth, too, is filled with hate. You heard it, ~ Jodi Picoult,
1111:Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it / immediately. ~ Stephen Covey,
1112:For me drive means a combination of a willingness to work hard, emotional fortitude, enormous powers of concentration and a refusal to admit defeat. ~ Alex Ferguson,
1113:If it takes a lot of courage to admit you don’t know all the answers, just imagine how hard it is to admit you don’t even know the right question. ~ Steven D Levitt,
1114:I love history. It was the only thing I did well at in school. I'm not ashamed to admit that I was not a good student but I was great at history. ~ Steven Spielberg,
1115:I think it's better if blokes can admit that they can have crushes on other blokes. I've probably had crushes but never really sexual crushes on men. ~ Graham Coxon,
1116:Like every family, mine is dysfunctional. Here as well, we find two distinct groups: families who admit it, and families who don’t and go on pretending. ~ Marc Levy,
1117:...once you recognize, or admit, that your primary goal is to fully express yourself, you will find the means to achieve the rest of your goals... ~ Warren G Bennis,
1118:Those who defend traditional morality will sometimes admit that it is not perfect, but contend that any criticism will make all morality crumble. ~ Bertrand Russell,
1119:You’d be surprised how hard it is to get people to believe the truth. I guess that’s because most of the time we don’t want to admit it to ourselves. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1120:Comedians are sometimes resentful of their writers. Probably because it's hard for giant egos to admit you need anyone but yourself to be what you are. ~ Dick Cavett,
1121:Don't be afraid to admit defeat. Learn from defeat. Do over again more thoroughly, more carefully, and more systematically what you have done badly. ~ Vladimir Lenin,
1122:Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class. ~ B R Ambedkar,
1123:Ho 101: If the man in your sights is on a date or with a female friend, force him to admit to lack of commitment. Creates insecurity and instability. ~ Jamie McGuire,
1124:How painful it was to admit that she was nothing. Not only did it mean that no one could truly see her, it meant that they had never>/i> seen her. ~ Avi,
1125:I do not believe in democracy, but I am perfectly willing to admit that it provides the only really amusing form of government ever endured by mankind. ~ H L Mencken,
1126:I hate to admit it, but governmental deviousness is usually better explained by incompetence, vanity, and the need to protect one's job at all costs. ~ Jasper Fforde,
1127:In my experience—and I admit I didn't anticipate this—most blacks are delighted to have a 100-percent honest conversation with a white man about race. ~ Jared Taylor,
1128:I think the most important thing to do is to be willing to listen, willing to care, and willing to admit mistakes and change your ways for the better! ~ Jane Goodall,
1129:Look, I asked you here for a reason. Much as I hate to admit it, vampire, we have something in common."
"Totally awesome hair?" Simon suggested. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1130:One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
1131:To accept grace is to admit failure, a step we are hesitant to take. We opt to impress God with how good we are rather than confessing how great he is. ~ Max Lucado,
1132:Anytime you go through a divorce, you're completely lost, whether you want to admit it or not, or whether you know it or not, you're completely lost. ~ Justin Hartley,
1133:Damn it, when will you learn that refusing to admit you’ve lost isn’t the same as winning?” “Sort of depends on how long one keeps refusing, doesn’t it? ~ Scott Lynch,
1134:Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it / immediately. ~ Stephen R Covey,
1135:Great. I’m crying now. I’m a purseless, crying, violent, homeless girl. And as much as I don’t want to admit it, I think I might also be heartbroken. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1136:I admit that it is audacious," said Scaramouche. "But at your time of life you should have learnt that in this world nothing succeeds like audacity. ~ Rafael Sabatini,
1137:I can’t admit publicly that some of my bestselling songs are my least favorite ones to perform ... because I wasn’t in a good place when I wrote them. ~ Lorelei James,
1138:I’m the first to admit I’m not much of a cook. But since soup mainly involves tossing everything in a pot and waiting, it’s one of my better dishes. ~ Suzanne Collins,
1139:I think most people in the developed world would admit to carrying some sort of handheld device, whether it's a laptop or a cell phone, at all times. ~ Alexis Denisof,
1140:I wasn't about to admit to him that I'd never had a boyfriend. You just don't go around saying things like that to totally hot guys, even if they're dead. ~ Meg Cabot,
1141:Nixon was a conservative who’s way more liberal than his party can admit, and Obama’s a liberal who’s way more conservative than his party can admit. ~ John Fugelsang,
1142:Of all the passions that inspire a man in a battle, none, we have to admit, is so powerful and so constant as the longing for honor and reknown. ~ Carl von Clausewitz,
1143:Okay, maybe I do. Are you happy now? If I admit to jerking off while thinking about the good doctor will you shut up about it?” Chaz asked. “Uh… ~ Aimee Nicole Walker,
1144:Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool,
But you yourself may serve to show it,
That every fool is not a poet. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
1145:The great end of art is to strike the imagination with the power of a soul that refuses to admit defeat even in the midst of a collapsing world. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1146:True greatness and true power is faithful all the way down, including humbly quick to admit limitedness, sin and brokenness, and to ask for forgiveness. ~ Andy Crouch,
1147:Well, Dr. Elpinoy will never admit it, but he suffers from performance anxiety-"
"Oh, shut up, you old cad," Elpinoy said, finally uncrossing his arms. ~ Lia Habel,
1148:You know, one of the hardest things to admit is that we weren’t loved when we needed it most. It’s a terrible feeling, the pain of not being loved. ~ Alex Michaelides,
1149:Admit sin, and you banish prayer. But, on the other hand, entertain, and encourage, and practice prayer, and sin will sooner or later flee before it. ~ Alexander Whyte,
1150:Allowing one’s self to be forgiven is just as hard as forgiving. Harder in some ways. Because to be forgiven, one first has to admit to being at fault. ~ Laura Lippman,
1151:Every church could put out a sign “No perfect people need apply. This is a place only for those who admit they are sinners, need grace, and want to grow. ~ Rick Warren,
1152:For me drive means a combination of a willingness to work hard, emotional fortitude, enormous powers of concentration and a refusal to admit defeat. At ~ Alex Ferguson,
1153:I had to admit that in his old-fashioned way O'Hara was still romantic about sex; like Scott Fitzgerald, he thought of it as an upper-class prerogative. ~ Alfred Kazin,
1154:I read Parker's Spenser series in college. When it comes to detective novels, 90 percent of us admit he's an influence, and the rest of us lie about it. ~ Harlan Coben,
1155:It was amazing to see the actual moment when Denny the boy became Denny the man. I admit that I had a case of Jew envy. It’s possible I always will. ~ Karen Harrington,
1156:I want you to admit just once what you feel for me. I want to know if you'll miss me even a little. If you'll remember me. If you're sorry for anything. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
1157:I was afraid that men like that could see the hole in me, a thing I dared not admit even to myself: that I had an aching need to be chosen, to be seen ~ Charles M Blow,
1158:All Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love or hating moonlight. ~ John Steinbeck,
1159:Feelings are a funny thing, he realized. They’re always more tangled and contradictory and complex than we want them to be. Than we care to admit. ~ Catherine Ryan Hyde,
1160:He is full of desire. Desire and fear. He does not know what he desires, and he does not admit his fear. But he feels both, strong enough to strangle. ~ Katherine Arden,
1161:I could hear hopefulness in her voice, but also doubt. She was waiting for me to admit the obvious: I’d forgotten. I was toast. I was boyfriend roadkill. ~ Rick Riordan,
1162:I do not like to be called a samurai, but I admit that I have an image of myself as a fighter. I would like to fight against all authorities and powers. ~ Nagisa Oshima,
1163:I have a thing for you,” I admit. I wince inwardly because it sounds so lame.
“A thing?”
“A big thing.”
Her gaze drops.
“Not that thing. ~ Tammy Falkner,
1164:I never want to feel like I've achieved my goal. It's like Chinese farmers. They never admit that it's a good season. They feel like they'll be punished. ~ Heath Ledger,
1165:It wasn't fair to play games with the hearts of people who loved me. And they did love me--I had to admit that, or nothing would ever make sense again. ~ Seanan McGuire,
1166:Jealousy is not a nice feeling, I hate feeling jealous. But if you can admit it and laugh at yourself, then that's a good way of dealing with your feelings. ~ Kate Nash,
1167:No one escapes being haunted by something that absolutely terrifies them to the core, but very few feel it's okay to admit what it is that haunts us. ~ Nicholas Brendon,
1168:The only difference between falling in love and being in love is that your heart already knows how you feel, but your mind is too stubborn to admit it. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1169:We kill because we are afraid of our own shadow, afraid that if we used a little common sense we'd have to admit that our glorious principles were wrong. ~ Henry Miller,
1170:When you get down to the nitty gritty, isn't it a pity that in this big city not one little bitty man will admit that he could have been a little wrong. ~ Elvis Presley,
1171:Be honest, Look for areas where you can admit error and say so. Apologize for your mistakes. It will help disarm your opponents and reduce defensiveness. ~ Dale Carnegie,
1172:I can admit there are some problems in hip hop but it is only a reflection of what's taking place in our society. Hip hop is sick because America is sick. ~ David Banner,
1173:I don’t get my tees at a mall, Tess. No decent tee can be bought at a fuckin’ mall. A good tee is bought during an experience.” I had to admit, this was ~ Kristen Ashley,
1174:I had to admit, standing there, that sometimes you just gotta admire the passion of the truly insane -- a passion that bulls right past all sense or reason. ~ David Brin,
1175:I hate to admit it, but you can't do a role unless it's somewhere in your psyche. People don't realize how vast the subconscious is. It's like infinity. ~ Dean Stockwell,
1176:Only a few of us will admit it, but actors will sometimes read a script like this: part...blah, blah, part...bullshit. ~ Michael J Fox,
1177:Only Jesus says, “I have come for the weak. I have come for those who admit they are weak. I will save them not by what they do but through what I do. ~ Timothy J Keller,
1178:People just want to believe. Otherwise they would have to admit that life is just a random series of good and bad things that happen until one day you die. ~ Nicola Yoon,
1179:These days (if I may steal a term from the jargon of the contemporary rialto), it is not politically correct to admit that some people die of old age. ~ Sherwin B Nuland,
1180:We never like to admit to ourselves that we have made a mistake. Organizational structures tend to accentuate this source of failure of information. ~ Kenneth E Boulding,
1181:You could probably prove, by judicious use of logarithms and congruent triangles, that real life is a lot more like soap opera than most people will admit. ~ Molly Ivins,
1182:You'll have a hard time getting any Alchemist to admit that. But I can say you're okay for an irreverent party boy with occasional moments of brilliance. ~ Richelle Mead,
1183:Adam's hot Pheebs! Admit it girl. That body is like some kind of happy experiment. It's like he was manufactured in a nympho scientist's secret laboratory ~ Daniel Waters,
1184:Everyone has people in their lives that are gay, lesbian or transgender or bisexual. They may not want to admit it, but I guarantee they know somebody. ~ Billie Jean King,
1185:He will not admit anything, and down faces everybody. If he can't out-argue them he bullies them, and then takes their silence for agreement with his views. ~ Bram Stoker,
1186:I’m not a Christian,” Göring said. “I admire a man who can admit that. I don’t think I ever met a preacher who came out and said so, in so many words. ~ Philip Jos Farmer,
1187:Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right. ~ Crystal Eastman,
1188:It's not what you do. It's the way you do it-stripping, or writing, or talking . . . or just breathing. Do it with an air, and never admit you're scared. ~ Gypsy Rose Lee,
1189:It was, she had to admit, some kind of wonderful to be kissed so deliciously by the only man who had dared play with her cat with the intention of winning. ~ Nalini Singh,
1190:I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate. ~ Jack Kevorkian,
1191:I would be the first to admit that I drew attention to my chest since, being so short, I need to give people a reason to look down far enough to see me. ~ Meredith Schorr,
1192:Many things would be changed for Americans if they would only admit that there is ill-luck in this world and that misfortune is not a priori a crime. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
1193:Not everything, Jace, is about you," Clary said furiously.

"Possibly," Jace said, "but you have to admit that the majority of things are. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1194:The fault we admit to is seldom the fault we have, but it has a certain relationship to it, a somewhat similar shape, like that of a sleeve to an arm. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
1195:These evils I deserve, and more . . . . Justly, yet despair not of his final pardon, Whose ear is ever open, and his eye Gracious to re-admit the suppliant. ~ John Milton,
1196:To Ivan Bouldershoulder, if you couldn’t look a man in the eye when ending his life, then you couldn’t admit to yourself that the life needed to be ended. ~ R A Salvatore,
1197:will bear witness to Your merciful acts; throughout the day I will speak of all the ways You deliver, although, I admit, I do not know the entirety of either. ~ Anonymous,
1198:But honest men do not pretend to know; they are candid and sincere; they love the truth; they admit their ignorance, and they say, We do not know. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
1199:He looks sexy in a black army jacket - brass buttons and braids - over a white shirt.
I have to admit, he's got style. I can only hope it's not gay style. ~ Karen Kincy,
1200:He that in the ordinary affairs of life would admit of nothing but direct plain demonstration would be sure of nothing in this world but of perishing quickly. ~ John Locke,
1201:Hotel-Room Coffee Tables I’ll admit to this one. They’re just not as sturdy as they look. It’s really hard to find wood glue at 9 a.m., before checkout. ~ Tristan Taormino,
1202:If our Gods and our hopes are nothing but scientific phenomena, then let us admit it must be said that our love is scientific as well. ~ Auguste de Villiers de l Isle Adam,
1203:It was, she had to admit, some kind of wonderful to be kissed so deliciously by the only mand who had dared play with her cat with the intention of winning. ~ Nalini Singh,
1204:I wished Annabeth was here. She'd know what to make of my dream. I'd never admit it to her, but she was smarter than me, even if she was annoying sometimes. ~ Rick Riordan,
1205:She'd seen what was between his legs and she wasn't ashamed to admit she wanted to see it again. More than just see it. Touch and taste would be a good start. ~ Katie Reus,
1206:She has to admit privately that she may be mad. Although if so, it is a merciless, clear-sighted sort of madness and not at all what a lady might hope for. ~ Nick Harkaway,
1207:Speaking of nudes, I have always had a great fondness for this subject, both in my paintings and in my photos, and I must admit, not for purely artistic reasons. ~ Man Ray,
1208:Theirs was a tug-of-war and neither could let go. Both felt the burn and still wouldn't let go. Some might call it a game for neither could admit defeat. ~ Donna Lynn Hope,
1209:The more I open up to him, the more I need him. The more I admit to myself that I need him, the most it hurts to know that I still don't exactly have him. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1210:To analyze is to renounce yourself
One can reason only in a circle
One sees only what one wants to see
Birth solves nothing
I admit I’m crying. ~ Nicanor Parra,
'Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool.
But you yourself may serve to show it,
Every fool is not a poet.'
~ Alexander Pope,
1212:And I talked to my doctor, and I must admit, you know, I'm sometimes quite renowned for my outbursts and I was just very frustrated, maybe a little frightened. ~ Elton John,
1213:Because if I don’t, Fang will die. (Aimee)
Are you high? (Dev)
No. (Aimee)
C’mon, Aim, admit it. Heavy amounts of drugs are involved here. (Dev) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1214:Everything I've always done has been for the sole purpose of increasing my lovemaking output. A lot of guys won't admit that, but I do. I just want to make love. ~ Rick Fox,
1215:I have to admit I didn't do as much as I should have back when I was mayor, but now we're getting it done. It's not where you've been but where you're going. ~ Marion Barry,
1216:I think you're a wonder. You're beautiful. You're mature. You are, I admit, vastly more experienced than I am. That's what threw me. I was thrown. Forgive me. ~ Philip Roth,
1217:It is destiny phrase of the weak human heart! 'It is destiny' dark apology for every error! The strong and virtuous admit no destiny ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
1218:It’s time to admit that public education operates like a planned economy,’ said Albert Shanker, long-serving President of the American Federation of Teachers. ~ Matt Ridley,
1219:It was humbling to admit that I wasn't living the simple life because I was spiritually committed to it. I was living the simple life because I was poor. ~ Paul David Tripp,
1220:LADY BRACKNELL: Do you smoke? JACK: Well, yes, I must admit I smoke. LADY BRACKNELL: I'm glad to hear it. A man should always have an occupation of some kind. ~ Oscar Wilde,
You know this is wrong and you want to feel better about it.
You don't want to admit your as ruthless and monstrous as the demons you claim to hate. ~ Darren Shan,
1222:People are even more reluctant to admit that man explains nothing, than they were to admit that God explains nothing. ~ Ernest Gellner, Legitimation of Belief (1974), p. 99,
1223:You cannot let go of anything if you cannot notice that you are holding it. Admit your 'weaknesses' and watch them morph into your greatest strengths. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
1224:You know, Theo, one of the hardest things to admit is that we weren’t loved when we needed it most. It’s a terrible feeling, the pain of not being loved. ~ Alex Michaelides,
1225:Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit that even American cultural music comes from Europe. That's what classical music is, real European music. ~ Sonny Rollins,
1226:Growing up, Joe had adored his brother, Then he'd come to hate him. Now, he mostly didn't think about him. When he did, he had to admit, he missed his laugh. ~ Dennis Lehane,
1227:How do you cause people to believe in an imagined order such as Christianity, democracy or capitalism? First, you never admit that the order is imagined. ~ Yuval Noah Harari,
1228:I have to admit I've always had quite a complex relationship with modeling and with the idea of advertising: not always knowing what I'm advertising and selling. ~ Lily Cole,
1229:I have to admit that I don't even try to speak Russian, though I understand it perfectly. I wouldn't want to insult the language by testing out my pronunciations ~ Lana Wood,
1230:...I love the fact that it needs to sit quietly, to retreat from touch and noise and drama, in order to evolve. I have to admit, I often feel that way myself. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1231:Number, place, and combination . . . the three intersecting but distinct spheres of thought to which all mathematical ideas admit of being referred. ~ James Joseph Sylvester,
1232:One does so hate to admit that the average woman is kinder, finer, more quick of sympathy and on the whole so much more first class than the average man. ~ Sherwood Anderson,
1233:Why had he said, ‘Some combination of pride and terror’? Did he still think it was uncool to admit to any enthusiasm, even in front of his greatest friend? ~ Edward St Aubyn,
1234:Why you love him! Your fear, your terror, all that is just love and love of the most exquisite kind, the kind which people do not admit even to themselves... ~ Gaston Leroux,
1235:Big Titty Ho on a Motorcycle’. Darcy insisted that I'd love it. It was tequila, Pepsi, amaretto, and whiskey-sour mix. I had to admit, they were growing on me. ~ Andrea Smith,
1236:Feminine power isn't something we go out and acquire; it's already within us. It's something we become willing to experience. Something to admit we have ~ Marianne Williamson,
1237:For historians, creative writers provide a kind of pornography. They break the rules and admit the thing that is imagined, but is not licensed to be imagined. ~ Hilary Mantel,
1238:I admit, this sector is full of assholes,” Judith muttered. “Not just this sector. I’ve been to the others. They’re all full of assholes. Every last one of them. ~ C T Phipps,
1239:I have lived lies. I have done it again and again. I live lies because I cannot endure the weakness of anger, and I cannot admit the irrationality of love.-Marius ~ Anne Rice,
1240:Later on when it became a routine it was not as exciting I'll admit that. The first three years were wonderful, the rest were just money making and having fun. ~ Larry Hagman,
1241:Serious rational criticism is so rare that it should be encouraged. Being too ready to defend oneself is more dangerous than being too ready to admit a mistake. ~ Karl Popper,
1242:That is the most logical conclusion unless you admit, like the materialists, that everything comes from matter.Disciple : Well, the conventional idea is that. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1243:Though your vulgarian does not readily admit that feelings can change overnight, certainly two lovers often part far more abruptly than they came together. ~ Honore de Balzac,
1244:Yes, I do; as long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life. ~ Jules Verne,
1245:You have to admit he's good looking," Bree pressed, leaning against my kitchen counter.
"Of course I admit it. I'm not blind," I said, busily opening cans. ~ Cate Tiernan,
1246:Your Highness. While I admit that you are a fine specimen of a man, being a lesbian is not the only possible reason a woman wouldn’t respond to your attentions. ~ Alyssa Cole,
1247:And, of course, liberals see no problem with using the government to impose their cultural beliefs on others; they just won't admit that's what they're doing. ~ Jonah Goldberg,
1248:God is attracted to weakness. He can’t resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need him. Our weakness, in fact, makes room for his power. ~ Jim Cymbala,
1249:I don't run around feeling infused with positivity, but I'll have to be taking my last breath before I'll admit I'm dying. So I'm either optimistic or in denial. ~ Jen Kirkman,
1250:I have always wanted a solo career, deep in the darkest pit of myself, but I didn't dare admit it to myself even. It took me a long time to confront my fears. ~ Geri Halliwell,
1251:I have not heard people in the Republican Party yet admit that they have a problem. And when they do say that they have a problem I don't know that I believe 'em. ~ Glenn Beck,
1252:I'm about what goes through people's minds. The stuff that people don't want to admit or face up to. The shows are about what's buried in people's psyches. ~ Alexander McQueen,
1253:It is a childish realization, I admit—no one worth knowing can be quite known, no one worth possessing can be quite possessed—but after all, we were children. ~ William Landay,
1254:I've thought of ending my life, Fool. I admit it. But always, no matter the damage to it, the body tries to go on. And if it manages to, then the mind follows it. ~ Robin Hobb,
1255:I wondered about a world that would just as soon execute a guy as treat him in a hospital or admit he wasn’t mentally capable of knowing right from wrong. ~ Anthony Ray Hinton,
1256:Many of us Christians have become extremely skillful in arranging our lives so as to admit the truth of Christianity without being embarrassed by its implications. ~ A W Tozer,
1257:Moreover, successful leaders embrace the reality that their models may be wrong or incomplete. Only when we admit what we don’t know can we ever hope to learn it. ~ Ed Catmull,
1258:No one should be ashamed to admit that they do not know what they do not know, in case while feigning knowledge, they come to deserve to never know. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1259:That is a lethal combination—cocky plus wrong—especially when a more prudent option exists: simply admit that the future is far less knowable than you think. ~ Steven D Levitt,
1260:The more you read and observe about this Politics thing,
you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
The one that's out always looks the best ~ Will Rogers,
1261:Why, you love him! Your fear, your terror, all of that is just love and love of the most exquisite kind, the kind which people do not admit even to themselves. ~ Gaston Leroux,
1262:You get to prove that you’ll let me fuck you whenever I want, however I want, as much as I want. You admit that you want this, you want me, just the way I am. ~ Pepper Winters,
1263:Everyone who believes in God must therefore admit (quite apart from the question of prayer) that God has not chosen to write the whole of history with His own hand. ~ C S Lewis,
1264:God’s grace does not come to people who morally outperform others, but to those who admit their failure to perform and who acknowledge their need for a Savior. ~ Timothy Keller,
1265:I admit I was somewhat concerned when we started to sign so many players - naturally you are going to worry about whether you can retain your place in the side. ~ Frank Lampard,
1266:I can't think of one person who is on TV who isn't vain. It's the nature of the beast. If you are on TV then you have a vanity, for sure. Just admit it! Why not? ~ Simon Cowell,
1267:I didn't want to admit that I was a performer. A performer meant spotlights - a performer had connotations of theater. I would have preferred agent to performer. ~ Vito Acconci,
1268:I give you full credit for the discovery, I crawl, I grovel, my name is Watson, and you need not say what you were just going to say, because I admit it all. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
1269:I have to admit, that's a remarkable bruise. You should be proud; it's quite a feat to get injured in the manner you did and in ~ Christopher Paolini,
1270:In all modesty, we must admit that governments are not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment. ~ Kim Campbell,
1271:It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
1272:I want you to admit just once what you feel
for me. I want to know if you'll miss me even
a little. If you'll remember me. If you're sorry
for anything. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
1273:Jesus calls us to humbly admit that the biggest danger to each of us is not the sin that lurks outside us, but the iniquity that still resides in our hearts. ~ Paul David Tripp,
1274:John Glenn craved the publicity. I think even John would admit that. When he went into politics, that became pretty obvious! He knew how to do public relations. ~ Wally Schirra,
1275:Let your conversation be without malice or envy, for it is a sign of a tractable and commendable nature; and in all cases of passion admit reason to govern. ~ George Washington,
1276:Maybe life starts the first time you play make-believe and ends the moment you admit you can no longer imagine something better for yourself than what you have. ~ Chris Dietzel,
1277:Me—not wanting to admit that I just let him use me again.

Him—not wanting to admit that it was more than just sex.

Both of us lying to ourselves. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1278:Most scholars today agree that the Gospels cannot be regarded strictly as history; not as many may be prepared to admit how little history they actually contain. ~ Kamal Salibi,
1279:No one really wants to admit they are lonely, and it is never really addressed very much between friends and family. But I have felt lonely many times in my life. ~ Bill Murray,
1280:People respect those who know how to admit their own mistakes and see their own weaknesses. If you heart is as transparent as crystal, people will respect you. ~ Sunday Adelaja,
1281:the ultimate example of a man who knew what he didn’t know, was perfectly willing to admit it, and didn’t want to leave until he understood. That’s heroic to me. ~ Randy Pausch,
1282:The woman is highly emotional and no’ ready to admit her elflings are no’ babies. The news that her son has a workin’ set would probably set her hair on fire. ~ Victoria Danann,
1283:To their credit, Indians are extremely quick thinkers, but rather than admit to a lack of knowledge, they have a tendency simply to make things up on the spot. ~ Monisha Rajesh,
1284:Women will always choose the man over the best friend. This is a sad but true fact of life, and it's only this certitude that makes me unashamed to admit it. ~ Megan McCafferty,
1285:Apparently, six women claim that Arnold Schwarzenegger groped them while working on his movies. Hats off to these women who admit they worked on Arnold's movies. ~ Craig Kilborn,
1286:Benedict sets up a community, a family. And families, the honest among us will admit, are risky places to be if perfection is what you are expecting in life. ~ Joan D Chittister,
1287:but I love the fact that it needs to sit quietly, to retreat from touch and noise and drama, in order to evolve. I have to admit, I often feel that way myself.  • ~ Jodi Picoult,
1288:Criticism in the universities, I'll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It's Stalinism without Stalin. ~ Harold Bloom,
1289:God's grace does not come to people who morally outperform others, but to those who admit their failure to perform and who acknowledge their need for a Savior ~ Timothy J Keller,
1290:Great leaders get people to admit the truth because they know that dreams are buried under the lies they tell themselves, in order to feel okay with giving up. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1291:I have to admit that, until recently, I was somewhat wary of the (global) warming debate. I believe it is now our responsibility to take the lead on this issue. ~ Rupert Murdoch,
1292:I'm not that good a player, and I'll be the first to admit that. I might be a three or four grand-slam winner; I might be a two grand-slam winner, I don't know. ~ Patrick Rafter,
1293:I think he and the Princess are engaged in an unofficial game of Who Can Show They're More Important by Arriving Last, not that either of them would admit it. ~ Genevieve Cogman,
1294:I will admit that “just Jane” seems to gain insight from hard times. I wish to ask the Almighty about this, for why do we learn more from struggles than victories? ~ Nancy Moser,
1295:Let's pretend my career in music is a bell. Whether you like my music or not is up to you. But you've got to admit I rang that bell pretty hard and pretty often. ~ Henry Rollins,
1296:One must have one's delusions to live. If you look at life too honestly and clearly, life becomes unbearable because it's a pretty grim enterprise, you will admit. ~ Woody Allen,
1297:This is a basic requirement the meaning of globalization is that we should admit that the economy of each country is dependent on the economy of all the others. ~ Richard Grasso,
1298:Those who deny the first principle should be flogged or burned until they admit that it is not the same thing to be burned and not burned, or whipped and not whipped. ~ Avicenna,
1299:Benedict sets up a community, a family. And families, the honest among us will admit, are risky places to be if perfection is what y ou are expecting in life. ~ Joan D Chittister,
1300:But isn't it time for Christians to admit that we should reject bargains if they are gained by the exploitation of the poorest of the poor in developing countries? ~ Tony Campolo,
1301:For me hotness was a complicated matter involving brains, humor, and some other things, but all that aside, I was willing to admit Sean Evans was nice to look at. ~ Ilona Andrews,
1302:God’s grace does not come to people who morally outperform others, but to those who admit their failure to perform and who acknowledge their need for a Savior. ~ Timothy J Keller,
1303:He rolled his eyes. "You just like me for my body. Admit it." "Well, yeah..." His lashes lifted and his eyes glittered like jewels. "I feel like man-candy ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
1304:If only. -- You got to admit, standing alone those words are pretty awful, but married together like that, they must be two of the saddest in the English language. ~ Lesley Kagen,
1305:If you admit a unison, you forfeit all the possibilities of chaos...Love is a direction which excludes all other directions. It is a freedom together, if you like. ~ D H Lawrence,
1306:It's sour grapes, I admit, I want to be more famous so people are examining my work couplet by couplet, you know what I mean? That's the level where I want to go. ~ Black Francis,
1307:No, what worries me, I readily admit, is everything (that is to say, anything and everything) - everything, that is, except the All, which I find soothing. ~ Andr Comte Sponville,
1308:So you believe people can't change? That once you do a bad thing, you're a bad person?"
"I don't know," I admit."But I do think that some stains never wash out. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1309:Tamaki: Having the courage to be able to admit what you love... enjoying what you love... and being true to yourself... Isn't that also what it means to be strong? ~ Bisco Hatori,
1310:The main reason guys will never admit to having even the teeniest clue about what women really want is because if they did, they'd have to do something about it. ~ Barbara Graham,
1311:This is faithfulness, to admit and to manifest no other movements but only the movements prompted and guided by the Divine.

Words Of The Mother, vol.14, p.164 ~ The Mother,
1312:Walker was the one who had taught Scottie that it’s always okay to admit when you don’t know something. If you couldn’t do this, you would never truly know anything. ~ Hugh Howey,
1313:When I lift my head, my eyes meet hers and in them, whether she would ever admit it or not, is desire. Lots of hot, sweaty, pin-me-up-against-the-wall desire. ~ Michelle Leighton,
1314:You admit you're doing this on purpose?"


"This - provoking me."

"Say 'provoking' again. Your mouth looks provocative when you do. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
1315:Americans prefer to isolate villains who despoil a preexisting innocence, rather than admit that there might not have been any innocence there in the first place. ~ Rick Perlstein,
1316:Believe me, Nash, I can do what any of the other girls can do, no problem.”
Well, that might not be entirely true. But I’ll be damned if I’ll ever admit it! ~ Michelle Leighton,
1317:China is the same age as I am, and even I have to admit that she wears it better!" He laughed, then stopped and peered at her. "Because I'm a skeleton" he explained. ~ Derek Landy,
1318:Curiosity takes ignorance seriously, and is confident enough to admit when it does not know. It is aware of not knowing, and it sets out to do something about it ~ Alain de Botton,
1319:In fact, I've only been to a couple of other people's dinner parties. But I must admit, I really enjoyed the few I've been to, but I'm not really on that circuit. ~ Chrissie Hynde,
1320:Oh, I’m a dog person. I’m pretty sure that what you’re cuddling is the inside of a cushion. Although it sounds like a car alarm, which I admit adds to the confusion. ~ Lucy Parker,
1321:Perhaps the saddest thing to admit is that those who rejected the Cross have to carry it, while those who welcomed it are so often engaged in crucifying others. ~ Nikolai Berdyaev,
1322:The truth is, I'm so deep in love with you, I can't see straight. The truth is, I've been afraid to admit it to myself, let alone you. The truth is, I'm terrified. ~ Fisher Amelie,
1323:We’re all different. We all have our own quirks and flaws and dark secrets. All of us are fucked up on some level, whether or not we want to admit it to ourselves. ~ J A Redmerski,
1324:And that was the thing with women. We could show our fear, and admit to being terrified, but when someone was in need, we pushed that aside and showed up to the party. ~ K F Breene,
1325:I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything its due, twice two makes five is sometimes a very charming thing too. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1326:I am honest enough with myself to admit it. I rarely offer strong opinions, I have a backbone like a pair of bifold doors, and I am terrified of not being approved of. ~ Sarah Lacy,
1327:I have to admit that when I watch a movie in which there is no moral context for the violence - I find that offensive. I think that's potentially damaging to society. ~ Dean Koontz,
1328:I liked, I admit, that we didn’t pretend there hadn’t been other girls. There was always a girl on you in the halls at school, like they came free with a backpack. ~ Daniel Handler,
1329:I think that over the years, whether they want to admit it or not, people have to admit that the women astronauts have performed just as well as the men astronauts. ~ Shannon Lucid,
1330:My family is Mormon. I'm not Mormon, but my family is, and my mom was like, "You're doing a show called Lucifer?! But I will admit, he is handsome, so I'll watch it." ~ Len Wiseman,
1331:She was right, but he’d never admit it. But as long as she continued to look this happy, he’d figure out how to get her to the moon if she wanted to go there. ~ Denise Grover Swank,
1332:Sitting there on the deck during intermittent periods of dozing I thought that it’s really hard on a soul to admit how much of life we have spent being full of shit. ~ Jim Harrison,
1333:This was huge for me. I saw that if I can name and admit a feeling, confess it to someone, it would let go. A little older and wiser, now I can do this for myself. ~ Michael Pollan,
1334:This will never happen again.

I hope not. If he comes back from a beheading I think that we can just give him his crown, throw him a party, and admit defeat. ~ Erica Stevens,
1335:An appeal to me in this fiendish row - is there? Very well; I hear; I admit, but I have a voice too, and for good or evil mine is the speech that cannot be silenced. ~ Joseph Conrad,
1336:Embarrassing as it was to admit, I was beginning to enjoy the role, thinking there was nothing like packing a pair of cuffs to put some spring into a woman's step. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1337:Her breath caught when she glanced down at my shaft, hard as marble and angling toward her with a desire that had existed before either of us even dared to admit it. ~ Kandi Steiner,
1338:I just hadn't wanted to admit it, because admitting it meant acknowledging the possibility that the odds might be in my favor. And that possibility was terrifying. ~ Robyn Schneider,
1339:I must admit that I don't really understand social networking models that well, and I haven't tried to because I have just not been enthused about this whole thing. ~ David Cheriton,
1340:I must admit, the constant invasion of privacy was becoming a real concern. Ive been asked for autographs while Ive been doing laps in the pool and even in the toilet! ~ Rick Astley,
1341:In addition, he was surprised to admit, he trusted her not to stab him in his sleep. These seemed like good qualities to have in a wife, and there was no guarantee that a ~ Kel Kade,
1342:It is quite gratifying to feel guilty if you haven't done anything wrong: how noble! Whereas it is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent. ~ Hannah Arendt,
1343:It took him forever to get to downtown Vancouver although Tony had to admit that saving the world by public transportation was a particularly Canadian way to do things. ~ Tanya Huff,
1344:I’ve heard them say the heart’s bottomless but I don’t agree. I love my boys and girls but when my mind is clear I have to admit I wish I could give out more love. ~ David Ebershoff,
1345:I’ve missed you,” he blurted. “More than I’ve wanted to admit—and now that you’re here with me, I can’t figure out why I worked so fucking hard to avoid telling you that. ~ J R Ward,
1346:Oh, the things we discover and the things we learn, much too late. Worse are the secrets that are not secrets, the sorrows we live with but do not admit to one another. ~ Robin Hobb,
1347:People who, out of an inborn moderation, leave every glass standing only half-emptied refuse to admit that everything in the world has its sediments and dregs. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1348:She had to admit, she was impressed.

Not that she was going to commence praising on cue. The eagle in him was perfectly capable of preening his own feathers. ~ Thea Harrison,
1349:Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat. ~ Peter Sellers,
1350:The only difference between falling in love and being in love is that your heart already knows how you feel, but your mind is too stuborn to admit it. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1351:To say that the Force works in mysterious ways is to admit one’s ignorance, for any mystery can be solved through the application of knowledge and unrelenting effort. ~ James Luceno,
1352:We operate under a jury system in this country, and as much as we complain about it, we have to admit that we know of no better system, except possibly flipping a coin. ~ Dave Barry,
1353:We're taught as young kids Acknowledge your mistakes, admit your lies, ... It's cathartic. That's what I think the speech did. He didn't just try to blame someone else. ~ Mark Foley,
1354:Although Walter was the first to admit that his own memory wasn’t the best—that he forgot people’s names all the time even when he’d been introduced more than once—he ~ Christa Faust,
1355:Despite his flaws, one has to admit that he is a whale-sized catch.”

“I’ll be thrilled when someone harpoons him,” Lillian muttered, making the other two laugh. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
1356:He [Bloch] was one of those touchy, highly-strung people who cannot bear to have made a blunder, will not admit it to themselves, and whose whole day is ruined by it. ~ Marcel Proust,
1357:I grant you that, if you'll admit, as I do, that we are pawns of an unknown force that lives within us that dictates our actions and compels us to speak this language. ~ Jean Cocteau,
1358:I must admit that I remain endlessly fascinated by the small crossroads of life, the forks in the road, seldom indicated, rarely a road sign. Only visible in retrospect. ~ Deon Meyer,
1359:It must be conceded by those who admit the authority of Scripture (such only he is addressing) that from the decision of the word of God there can be no appeal. ~ William Wilberforce,
1360:Nothing out there tells us how we must live: we and we alone can now with confidence knowingly trust our own hearts, and admit that we do and must invent our own ethics. ~ Don Cupitt,
1361:The first step is to admit you're powerless. You have an addiction, and you can't stop. The first step is to tell your story, all the worst parts. Your lowest lows. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1362:The truth of scientific research, just like the truth behind many equally complex areas of study, is that the people behind them are far more human than we tend to admit. ~ Anonymous,
1363:This is not an easy city. But it’s the city where I grew up, albeit in my late twenties, long after most people may admit to growing up. I had a lot of growing up to do. ~ Anna Clark,
1364:Today we haven't the heart to expel the painters and poets from society because we refuse to admit to ourselves that there is any danger in keeping them in our midst. ~ Pablo Picasso,
1365:You've got to admit, slick, you got a skill for avoiding the devil."

"That just means that now the devils out there, looking for me...and that devil is very mad. ~ Mat Johnson,
1366:God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the possibility of His non-existence, and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer. ~ Giacomo Casanova,
1367:I comfort myself with the reflection that your wife will possibly be able to curb your desire--I admit, a natural one for the most part--to exterminate your fellows. ~ Georgette Heyer,
1368:I'm really not convinced Levana needs me for anything other than saying 'I do' and handing her a crown." Much as he hated to admit it, the thought was almost a relief. ~ Marissa Meyer,
1369:In the one defense, briefly, we accept responsibility but deny that it was bad: in the other, we admit that it was bad but don't accept full, or even any, responsibility. ~ J L Austin,
1370:Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations. —Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, Inc. ~ Marie Force,
1371:Tell me, Constantine, who was afraid of what?"
There was no sense in answering. No matter what Con said, Ulrik would never admit that he was wrong and Con was right. ~ Donna Grant,
1372:That silence intimidates puzzles me. Silence is to me normal, comfortable." Later he added, "I will admit to feeling a little contempt for those who can't keep quiet. ~ Michael Finkel,
1373:That was other thing I hated about kids; they always said the exact things that deep down you already knew, would never admit, and most certainly never wanted to hear. ~ Cecelia Ahern,
1374:When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are. ~ Cesar Chavez,
1375:You have a dark heart in you, Valentine’s daughter,” he said. “You just won’t admit it. And if you want Jace, you had better accept it. Because he belongs to me now. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1376:Breakfast is my specialty. I admit it's the easiest meal to cook, but I make everything with a twist, like lemon ricotta pancakes or bacon that's baked instead of fried. ~ Hugh Jackman,
1377:Cuvier had preceded Lamarck in specifying the kinds and degrees of variation, which his own observations and critical judgment of the reports of others led him to admit. ~ Richard Owen,
1378:He felt shocked. But he also felt in some way relieved, for it is better to admit some facts, even hard, bitter facts, than to go on pretending that they don't exist. ~ Dick King Smith,
1379:He was a man with a purpose. Not a very good purpose, as he would have been the first to admit, but it was at least a purpose, and it did at least keep him on the move. ~ Douglas Adams,
1380:If when we come to prayer our hearts feel dull and unspiritual, we should not try to argue ourselves out of it. Rather, we should admit it frankly and pray our way through. ~ A W Tozer,
1381:I had the afro when I was in high school. I had the flattop during a short period in the early '90s. And I've had different variations of dreadlocks. I'll admit to those! ~ Tim Meadows,
1382:I have to admit that Christina is good—though I don’t like giving credit to Candor smart-mouths—and so is Peter—though I don’t like giving credit to future psychopaths. ~ Veronica Roth,
1383:In our loss and fear we craved the acts of religion, the ceremonies that allow us to admit our helplessness, our dependence on the great forces we do not understand. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1384:“I will admit, I've never had a student offer himself up for a vicious beating in order to prove he's worth my time.” “This was nothing... Once I jumped off a roof.” ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
1385:Let's just say that life has me beaten... So I give up! I admit there's no way I can win..."
"What is it you want, Charlie Brown?"
"How about two out of three? ~ Charles M Schulz,
1386:Members of trusting teams admit weaknesses and mistakes, take risks in offering feedback and assistance, and focus time and energy on important issues, not politics. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
1387:Nothing but good can result from an exchange of information and opinions between those whose circumstances and morals admit no doubt of the integrity of their views. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1388:Self-deception comes from not having enough psychological strength to admit the truth and deal with the consequences that will follow when the truth is acknowledges. ~ Cortney S Warren,
1389:The celestial order and the beauty of the universe compel me to admit that there is some excellent and eternal Being, who deserves the respect and homage of men ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1390:There are as many fools at a university as anywhere? But their folly,I admit, has a certain stampthe stamp of university training, if you like. It is trained folly. ~ William Gerhardie,
1391:We are all future butterflies who think, wrongly, that we are just slugs. And we are evolving, whether we admit it or not, into something else. Something with wings. ~ Jeffrey J Kripal,
1392:Hey!” Marty protested. “I have the best gaydar around.”
“Except when you’re wrong. Like that construction worker?”
“I’m not wrong just because they won’t admit it. ~ Kaje Harper,
1393:I call it the “Fuck up, own up, and get up” policy. Make a mistake, admit it, and move on. We all screw up, but a man solves his problems. He doesn’t make them worse. ~ Penelope Douglas,
1394:I comfort myself with the reflection that your wife will possibly be able to curb your desire - I admit, a natural one for the most part - to exterminate your fellows. ~ Georgette Heyer,
1395:If you confront anyone who has lied with the truth, he will usually admit it - often out of sheer surprise. It is only necessary to guess right to produce your effect. ~ Agatha Christie,
1396:I'm the only person on Earth who's not afraid to admit that black people are better dancers than white people! I said it, I said it! You were all thinking it, I said it! ~ Carlos Mencia,
1397:In a weird way it seems the only qualification for us to be justified is to be ungodly. It's like God is saying the only way to qualify is to admit you don't qualify. ~ Jefferson Bethke,
1398:It's very hard to admit that the choice of 3D technology can play an important role for the director while he's thinking about the movie. But it does play a big role. ~ Fedor Bondarchuk,
1399:Sometimes educators suffer from the "I already do that" syndrome. In those cases, we feel inadequate if we admit we have a distance to go as learners of our craft. ~ Carol Ann Tomlinson,
1400:And it occurs to no one that to admit a greatness not commensurable with the standard of right and wrong is merely to admit one’s own nothingness and immeasurable meanness. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1401:Curiosity takes ignorance seriously - and is confident enough to admit when it's in the dark. It is aware of not knowing. And then it sets out to do something about it. ~ Alain de Botton,
1402:I have always been willing to admit when I made a mistake. I made a mistake in my understanding of the composition of the Contras, not on my opposition to the Contra war. ~ Bianca Jagger,
1403:I have to admit that this notebook, with its wilderness of blank pages, seems almost more threat than gift—for what can I write here that it will not hurt to remember? You ~ Jean Hegland,
1404:I like to think that good people win. But even good people have other sides. Most people will slow down to get a good look at an accident, even though they won't admit it. ~ Stephen King,
1405:It’s hard not to smile when you hear that American frontiersman Daniel Boone once insisted, “I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks. ~ Valerie Young,
1406:It's that quirky kind of weekend feeling they write ridiculous sunny-day songs about. You know the ones--I'm sure they're on your iPod even though you'd never admit it. ~ Neal Shusterman,
1407:The first step is to admit you’re powerless. You have an addiction, and you can’t stop. The first step is to tell your story, all the worst parts. Your lowest lows. The ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1408:This helping-people business was an attractive idea, I'll admit, because up to now I'd not done much more than be, and when I wasn't just being, I'd caused some pain, too. ~ Brock Clarke,
1409:Ain't easy turning loose of heartache. Sometimes we take a step forward and then fall back to our old ways. When that happens, you jest gotta admit it and try again. ~ Judith McCoy Miller,
1410:He was notably taller than last time. Meaning, of course, that he was back to being human height. I admit to having been slightly disappointed. The tiny Vanniv was adorable. ~ Andrew Rowe,
1411:I ain’t the only old woman looking. I’m just the only one honest enough to admit it. The others just hire the boy to cut their grass so they can sit at the window and drool. ~ Abbi Glines,
1412:I'll admit that I'm not fond of children. They stick to you like burrs, and tearing them off is cumbersome. I don't dislike them. I simply prefer them not to be around. ~ Rabih Alameddine,
1413:In all evils which admit a remedy, impatience is to be avoided, because it wastes that time and attention in complaints, that, if properly applied might remove the cause. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1414:I’ve thought of ending my life, Fool. I admit it. But always, no matter the damage to it, the body tries to go on. And if it manages to, then the mind follows it. Eventually, ~ Robin Hobb,
1415:Military necessity does not admit of cruelty - that is, the infliction of suffering for the sake of suffering or for revenge, . . . nor of torture to extort confessions. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
1416:Mouse adored Eve. If he could admit it to himself, he had a bit of a crush on her. But he never would—that would feel traitorous. He would never be that. Fucking Merkin. ~ Debra Anastasia,
1417:SELFISH”: The medical examiner can’t bring herself to admit that sometimes, she’s the one who wants to be cut open, to have someone tell her all of her own secrets. ~ Carmen Maria Machado,
1418:This is what we don’t admit about first kisses: One of the most gratifying things about them is that they are proof, actual proof, that the other person wants to kiss us. ~ David Levithan,
1419:What is the knocking? What is the knocking at the door in the night? It is somebody who wants to do us harm. No, no, it is the three strange angels. Admit them, admit them. ~ D H Lawrence,
1420:Yet, those who are truly honest and humble enough to admit the truth come to the end of their earthly lives acknowledging that they have barely scratched the surface. ~ Charles R Swindoll,
1421:An attempt is made to get him to admit his guilt. He feels innocent. To tell the truth, that is all he feels - his irreparable innocence. This is what allows him everything. ~ Albert Camus,
1422:Bullshit. I don’t know how, but somehow you followed us.” “I will admit, Agent Harvath, that when you logged on to the web site I gave you for the surveillance photos of Marcel ~ Brad Thor,
1423:He found it peculiar the way these adventurers thought anything they found was “rightfully” theirs. Why couldn’t they come out and admit they were stealing from the monsters? ~ Jim C Hines,
1424:I created a tone for network television that they hadn't really been seen before. And I have to admit that was really more of an accident. I was just writing the way I write. ~ Marc Cherry,
1425:I have to admit I’m not real sure you being equipped to scrape her off at the drop of a hat fills me with joy.”
“I get that, Tab. What you don’t get is, she isn’t you. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1426:In order to survive, I came up with a five-step secret to getting it all done. If you're busy too, feel free to use it:

1. Admit that you can't possibly get it all done. ~ Jon Acuff,
1427:I noticed John had brought along a thermos of his coffee, this “favor” already qualifying as an all-nighter. I admit, the horrific burning sensation really did keep you awake. ~ David Wong,
1428:I pay a bit more than lip-service to health: I don't eat chips or pre-prepared food, and it might be a comedy sacrilege to admit I do like vegetables, fruit and salad and stuff. ~ Jo Brand,
1429:Life is too complex to admit of the arbitrary ideal simplicity which the moralising theorist loves. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, A Rationalistic Critic on Indian Culture - V,
1430:Once we admit that the public sector takes an immense amount of risk along the entire innovation chain, it becomes crucial to find ways to share both risks and rewards. ~ Mariana Mazzucato,
1431:That is a good piece of propaganda, I must admit. Claim that God is with you, or better, you are God, then anything you do, any adharma you commit, becomes divine play. ~ Anand Neelakantan,
1432:The ideal condition would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct; but since we are all likely to go astray, The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach ~ Sophocles,
1433:The stubborn refusal to admit a failure due to sin can become a big problem because it makes you spend time rationalizing rather than learning from your mistakes and moving on. ~ Anonymous,
1434:This student’s eyes widened. “I admit it,” I told him. “I’m a recovering jerk. And that gives me the moral authority to tell you that you can be a recovering jerk, too.” For ~ Randy Pausch,
1435:Any fool can try to defend his or her mistakes—and most fools do—but it raises one above the herd and gives one a feeling of nobility and exultation to admit one’s mistakes. ~ Dale Carnegie,
1436:A wise man does not always admit to everything he knows. And sometimes an overly-credulous friend can be a source of mild amusement.” ~ Stephanie OsbornSherlock Holmes ~ Stephanie Osborn,
1437:But I can't confront the doubts I have. I can't admit that maybe the past was bad, and so, for the sake of momentum I'm condemning the future to death so it can match the past. ~ Aimee Mann,
1438:Happy roads is bunk. Weary roads is right. Get you nowhere fast. That's where I've got—nowhere. Where everyone lands in the end, even if most of the suckers won't admit it. ~ Eugene O Neill,
1439:he might admit a certain — well, not hope, you understand, but let’s just say Edwin is prepared to believe that a glass exists. And further, that this glass holds liquid. ~ Patrick E McLean,
1440:I don't know where my ideas come from. I will admit, however, that one key ingredient is caffeine. I get a couple cups of coffee into me and weird things just start to happen. ~ Gary Larson,
1441:I'm usually a big fan of sexual tension, but this is like an X-rated kindergarten class, with two little jerks crushing on each other, both too stupid to admit it out loud. ~ Gena Showalter,
1442:I need some-" Cork thought a moment. "I was going to say advice, but the truth is, I need some guidance, Tom."
"We all do sometimes. It's not always easy to admit. ~ William Kent Krueger,
1443:I never paid you a compliment, Rachel, in my life. Successful love may sometimes use the language of flattery, I admit. But hopeless love, dearest, always speaks the truth. ~ Wilkie Collins,
1444:I would be the first to admit that my maternal instincts are not well developed--though in defense I must add that the raising of Ramses would have discouraged any woman. ~ Elizabeth Peters,
1445:Just the sound of his voice twists my stomach into a knot of unpleasant emotions like guilt, sadness and fear. And longing. I might as well admit there’s some of that too. ~ Suzanne Collins,
1446:Men always seem to refuse to admit they are sick until they're sick enough to make twice as much work for women. Then they claim they're well too soon, with the same result. ~ Robert Jordan,
1447:Progress is born of doubt and inquiry. The Church never doubts, never inquires. To doubt is heresy, to inquire is to admit that you do not know—the Church does neither. ~ Robert G Ingersoll,
1448:The noble things and the just things, which the political art examines, admit of much dispute and variability, such that they are held to exist by law11 alone and not by nature. ~ Aristotle,
1449:The number of leaders of companies who work hard to make their employees feel safe when they come in is, sadly, fewer than most of us would like to admit. Work is, well, work. ~ Simon Sinek,
1450:Well, I got to admit I still like a fight,” Augustus said. “They sharpen the wits. The only other thing that does that is talking to women, which is usually more dangerous. ~ Larry McMurtry,
1451:You and I both know a submissive is not a doormat. A dominant cannot be a dominant without consent, and I think you have more need than you’re willing to admit.” “You’re ~ Elizabeth SaFleur,
1452:A church is a body of men who assert that they are in possession of infallible truth. Heresy is the opinion of the men who do not admit the infallibility of the Church's truth. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1453:Admit it, Ella. It's not so bad being a carnivore."
I reached for a chunk of bread and dabbed it in soft yellow butter. "I'm not a carnivore, I'm an opportunistic omnivore. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
1454:As a teenager, Michel believed that suffering conferred dignity on a person. Now he had to admit that he had been wrong. What conferred dignity on people was television. ~ Michel Houellebecq,
1455:Do not gossip with new coworkers, admit to any insecurities or concerns, complain to them, or solicit too much in the way of guidance (they will peg you as clueless), especially ~ Kate White,
1456:Even Elizabeth began to fear—not that Bingley was indifferent—but that his sisters would be successful in keeping him away. Unwilling as she was to admit an idea so destructive ~ Jane Austen,
1457:You're born single, you die single, but why not being in a relationship is some special 'single' status, I don't understand. Life is less stress being single, I have to admit. ~ Bipasha Basu,
1458:And it occurs to no one that to acknowledge a greatness not commensurate with the standard of right and wrong is merely to admit one’s own nothingness and immeasurable meanness. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1459:Any fool can try to defend his or her mistakes- and most fools do- but it raises one above the herd and gives one a feeling of nobility and exultation to admit one's mistakes. ~ Dale Carnegie,
1460:Believing in something greater than ourselves isn’t crazy. It’s proof we’re sane. Look how vast the galaxy is. Don’t you have to admit we can’t be the greatest power within it? ~ Claudia Gray,
1461:Education has nothing whatever to do with moral deterioration; and if one must admit that it develops a resolute spirit among the people, that is far from being a defect. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1462:Few doctors will admit this, certainly not young ones, but subconsciously, in entering the profession, we must believe that ministering to others will heal our woundedness. ~ Abraham Verghese,
1463:In the old days, when Muhammad Ali was fighting Ken Norton, Joe Frazier and George Foreman, there was a lot of excitement in the heavyweight division, I have to admit it. ~ Wladimir Klitschko,
1464:I shrugged into my favorite sweatshirt--you know the kind--where the cuffs are worn and torn and all signs of elasticity have long since disappeared. Whether I wanted to admit ~ Kathleen Long,
1465:I sighed. "Okay. Maybe you were right."
"Come again?"
I spoke louder. "I said, maybe you were right."
"Oh, I heard you the first time. I just loved to hear you admit it. ~ Vi Keeland,
1466:I suppose you'll not let me rest until I admit that I like your company?"
"You're getting to know me well..."
"Very well, I'll admit. You're slightly more than tolerable. ~ Jody Hedlund,
1467:It was hard to admit that those days were over, but it was hard to admit that any days were over, that the days themselves didn't stretch like pulled taffy and sag to the floor. ~ Amelia Gray,
1468:She threw her legs open as wide as possible, inviting Soren deeper into her body. “You’re mine...” he whispered in her ear. “Whether you’ll admit it or not, you’re still mine. ~ Tiffany Reisz,
1469:The doctrine of salvation is unpopular because it includes the recognition of sin. Nobody likes to admit sin. And many people resist the idea that they need to be saved. ~ John F MacArthur Jr,
1470:Underneath, he was a good cat. Loyal and loving. But no one ever bothered to look past his rough exterior, because in reality, looks meant more than everyone wanted to admit. ~ Cambria Hebert,
1471:If now you choose what is for your spiritual advantage, hold it fast; if what is for your bodily advantage, admit that it is so chosen, and keep your choice with all modesty. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1472:Prosecutors admit that they routinely charge people with crimes for which they technically have probable cause but which they seriously doubt they could ever win in court. ~ Michelle Alexander,
1473:There are no coincidences. Only doors you didn't have the courage to walk through. only blind spots you weren't brave enough to see. Only tones you refused to admit you could hear. ~ Sara Gran,
1474:There was too much to say - she wanted to prove her independence but knew the Contessa would not care, she wanted revenge but knew the Contessa would never admit her defeat. ~ Gordon Dahlquist,
1475:Well, I never actually said he was waiting for you in the middle of that minefield. I just let you assume. You have to admit, though, the two of you would've made a cute couple. ~ Rick Riordan,
1476:When we are honest, we admit how agreeable it can feel to be singled out for favored treatment. The biggest barrier to equality for all is that inequality for some feels good. ~ Philip Gulley,
1477:You're who you think you are, even if you never admit it to yourself or to anyone else. You may be in the worst position to judge, but you're in the best position to know. ~ Marilyn vos Savant,
1478:Any fool can try to defend his or her mistakes – and most fools do – but it raises one above the herd and gives one a feeling of nobility and exultation to admit one’s mistakes. ~ Dale Carnegie,
1479:Getting adequate sleep is a sign that the world doesn't need your attention for seven to nine hours each day. It keeps spinning as usual in its orbit. Who wants to admit that? ~ Laura Vanderkam,
1480:How come liberals never admit that they're liberal? They've now come up with a new word called 'progressive,' which I thought was an insurance company but apparently it's a label. ~ Marco Rubio,
1481:I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun. ~ Leonardo DiCaprio,
1482:I'm not sure why no one wants to admit there's a viable audience out there that believes in God and wants to see a movie with their family. The demand is there. The supply is not. ~ Tyler Perry,
1483:Look. I was a superhero in the '90s. I said so at the time. McCartney, Weller, Townshend, Richards, my first album's better than all their first albums. Even they'd admit that. ~ Noel Gallagher,
1484:Official mistresses," Pascale lectured as she fed the dogs, "were the rulers of kings. They decided more questions of state with their vaginas than historians would care to admit. ~ Nina George,
1485:Progress is born of doubt and inquiry. The Church never doubts, never inquires. To doubt is heresy, to inquire is to admit that you do not know—the Church does neither. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
1486:So strong is the power of superstition that even though we know that we have been reverencing a sham, still we hesitate to admit the validity of our newfound convictions. ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs,
1487:The reality is you have to do your work and maybe you don't know everything. Maybe I don't know what the hell I'm doing! But most of the time you can't even admit that, though. ~ Julian McMahon,
1488:We feel a private thrill, admit it, at the sight of beauty in flames. We wish to blast all the fine old things to oblivion and replace them with tasteless identical
structures. ~ Don DeLillo,
1489:well, I like men just fine, but if we’re honest, we have to admit that most of them are just smelly, sweaty, grunting ball scratchers. Somehow we’re supposed to love ’em anyway. ~ Maddie Dawson,
1490:And it never occurs to anyone to admit a greatness that is not commensurate with the standard of right and wrong is merely to admit one's own nothingness and immeasurable puniness. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1491:Because here was what none of them wanted to admit, Leo thought, the thing they were simply too blind or angry or spoiled to realize: this life was the best it could possibly be. ~ Thomas Mullen,
1492:Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art. ~ John Updike,
1493:Ew, sicko. I was practicing Edomic."
"Sure you were," Jason said. "You're just too embarrassed to admit you were playing hide-and-seek all alone. Rachel hiding, nobody seeking. ~ Brandon Mull,
1494:Ezra blew into Sarah’s mouth frantically, knowing it was hopeless, but unwilling to admit it to himself. If he stopped breathing for her, he would have to begin life without her ~ Elizabeth Fama,
1495:I can almost hear Haymitch groaning as I team up with this wispy child. But I want her. Because she's a survivor, and I trust her, and why not admit it? She reminds me of Prim. ~ Suzanne Collins,
1496:If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else.” “I know. An overwhelming passion for it.” “No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong. ~ Anthony de Mello,
1497:Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1498:It needs a lot of courage to admit to an action that one is ashamed of and knows to be wrong. One's reluctance to hurt someone else is just an excuse; in fact it is lack of courage. ~ Ivan Kl ma,
1499:My country, right or wrong. Which means nothing, unless you admit your country is wrong sometimes. Loving a country that was right all the time would be common sense, not patriotism. ~ Lee Child,
1500:Rest is the ultimate humiliation because in order to rest, we must admit we are not necessary, that the world can get along without us, that God's work does not depend on us. ~ Michael Yaconelli,

IN CHAPTERS [150/948]

  351 Integral Yoga
   90 Christianity
   77 Philosophy
   71 Occultism
   52 Poetry
   39 Fiction
   37 Psychology
   24 Yoga
   12 Integral Theory
   11 Hinduism
   10 Science
   7 Mythology
   5 Baha i Faith
   4 Mysticism
   4 Education
   3 Theosophy
   2 Sufism
   2 Cybernetics
   1 Kabbalah
   1 Buddhism
   1 Alchemy

  321 Sri Aurobindo
  118 The Mother
   83 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   57 Satprem
   41 Plotinus
   37 H P Lovecraft
   34 Carl Jung
   33 Aleister Crowley
   26 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   23 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   17 Sri Ramakrishna
   16 A B Purani
   14 James George Frazer
   12 Plato
   11 William Wordsworth
   11 Jorge Luis Borges
   9 Vyasa
   8 Aldous Huxley
   7 Swami Vivekananda
   7 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   7 Ovid
   7 Aristotle
   6 Jordan Peterson
   5 Saint John of Climacus
   5 Rudolf Steiner
   5 Lucretius
   5 George Van Vrekhem
   5 Baha u llah
   4 William Butler Yeats
   4 Nirodbaran
   3 Robert Browning
   3 Paul Richard
   3 Friedrich Nietzsche
   2 Walt Whitman
   2 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   2 Patanjali
   2 Norbert Wiener
   2 Henry David Thoreau
   2 Friedrich Schiller
   2 Franz Bardon
   2 Edgar Allan Poe
   2 Al-Ghazali

   68 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   42 The Life Divine
   37 Lovecraft - Poems
   34 Record of Yoga
   31 Letters On Yoga IV
   23 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   22 Magick Without Tears
   22 City of God
   20 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   19 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   18 Essays On The Gita
   16 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   16 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   15 Letters On Yoga II
   15 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   14 The Golden Bough
   14 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   13 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   13 Liber ABA
   12 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   12 The Phenomenon of Man
   12 Talks
   11 Wordsworth - Poems
   11 The Human Cycle
   11 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   11 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   10 Questions And Answers 1956
   10 Questions And Answers 1953
   10 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   9 Vishnu Purana
   9 Letters On Yoga I
   8 The Perennial Philosophy
   8 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   8 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   7 Vedic and Philological Studies
   7 The Problems of Philosophy
   7 Some Answers From The Mother
   7 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   7 Poetics
   7 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   7 Metamorphoses
   7 Labyrinths
   7 Essays Divine And Human
   7 Agenda Vol 03
   7 Agenda Vol 02
   6 The Secret Of The Veda
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 Questions And Answers 1955
   6 Maps of Meaning
   6 Let Me Explain
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   6 Agenda Vol 10
   5 Words Of Long Ago
   5 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   5 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   5 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   5 Preparing for the Miraculous
   5 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   5 On Education
   5 Of The Nature Of Things
   5 Isha Upanishad
   5 Agenda Vol 09
   4 Yeats - Poems
   4 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   4 The Future of Man
   4 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   4 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   4 Savitri
   4 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   4 Agenda Vol 11
   4 Agenda Vol 06
   4 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 The Book of Certitude
   3 Questions And Answers 1954
   3 Letters On Poetry And Art
   3 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   3 Collected Poems
   3 Browning - Poems
   3 Bhakti-Yoga
   3 Aion
   3 Agenda Vol 13
   3 Agenda Vol 12
   3 Agenda Vol 08
   3 Agenda Vol 05
   3 Agenda Vol 04
   2 Words Of The Mother III
   2 Whitman - Poems
   2 Walden
   2 Theosophy
   2 The Integral Yoga
   2 The Alchemy of Happiness
   2 Symposium
   2 Shelley - Poems
   2 Schiller - Poems
   2 Raja-Yoga
   2 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
   2 On the Way to Supermanhood
   2 Letters On Yoga III
   2 Kena and Other Upanishads
   2 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   2 Cybernetics
   2 5.1.01 - Ilion

0.00a - Introduction, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  During a short retirement in North Devon in 1931, I began to amalgamate my notes. It was out of these that A Garden of Pomegranates gradually emerged. I unashamedly admit that my book contains many direct plagiarisms from Crowley, Waite, Eliphas Levi, and D. H. Lawrence. I had incorporated numerous fragments from their works into my notebooks without citing individual references to the various sources from which I condensed my notes.
  Prior to the closing down of the Mandrake Press in London about 1930-31, I was employed as company secretary for a while. Along with several Crowley books, the Mandrake Press published a lovely little monogram by D. H. Lawrence entitled "Apropos of Lady Chatterley's Lover." My own copy accompanied me on my travels for long years. Only recently did I discover that it had been lost. I hope that any one of my former patients who had borrowed it will see fit to return it to me forthwith.

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   When Sri Ramakrishna told Mathur what the Brahmani had said about him, Mathur shook his head in doubt. He was reluctant to accept him as an Incarnation of God, an Avatar comparable to Rama, Krishna, Buddha, and Chaitanya, though he admitted Sri Ramakrishna's extraordinary spirituality. Whereupon the Brahmani asked Mathur to arrange a conference of scholars who should discuss the matter with her. He agreed to the proposal and the meeting was arranged. It was to be held in the natmandir in front of the Kali temple.
   Two famous pundits of the time were invited: Vaishnavcharan, the leader of the Vaishnava society, and Gauri. The first to arrive was Vaishnavcharan, with a distinguished company of scholars and devotees. The Brahmani, like a proud mother, proclaimed her view before him and supported it with quotations from the scriptures. As the pundits discussed the deep theological question, Sri Ramakrishna, perfectly indifferent to everything happening around him, sat in their midst like a child, immersed in his own thoughts, sometimes smiling, sometimes chewing a pinch of spices from a pouch, or again saying to Vaishnavcharan with a nudge: "Look here. Sometimes I feel like this, too." Presently Vaishnavcharan arose to declare himself in total agreement with the view of the Brahmani. He declared that Sri Ramakrishna had undoubtedly experienced mahabhava and that this was the certain sign of the rare manifestation of God in a man. The people assembled
   By his marriage Sri Ramakrishna admitted the great value of marriage in man's spiritual evolution, and by adhering to his monastic vows he demonstrated the imperative necessity of self-control, purity, and continence, in the realization of God. By this unique spiritual relationship with his wife he proved that husband and wife can live together as spiritual companions. Thus his life is a synthesis of the ways of life of the householder and the monk.
   The other movement playing an important part in the nineteenth-century religious revival of India was the Arya Samaj. The Brahmo Samaj, essentially a movement of compromise with European culture, tacitly admitted the superiority of the West. But the founder of the Arya Samaj was a ' pugnacious Hindu sannyasi who accepted the challenge of Islam and Christianity and was resolved to combat all foreign influence in India. Swami Dayananda (1824-1883) launched this movement in Bombay in 1875, and soon its influence was felt throughout western India. The Swami was a great scholar of the Vedas, which he explained as being strictly monotheistic. He preached against the worship of images and re-established the ancient Vedic sacrificial rites. According to him the Vedas were the ultimate authority on religion, and he accepted every word of them as literally true. The Arya Samaj became a bulwark against the encroachments of Islam and Christianity, and its orthodox flavour appealed to many Hindu minds. It also assumed leadership in many movements of social reform. The caste-system became a target of its attack. Women it liberated from many of their social disabilities. The cause of education received from it a great impetus. It started agitation against early marriage and advocated the remarriage of Hindu widows. Its influence was strongest in the Punjab, the battle-ground of the Hindu and Islamic cultures. A new fighting attitude was introduced into the slumbering Hindu society. Unlike the Brahmo Samaj, the influence of the Arya Samaj was not confined to the intellectuals. It was a force that spread to the masses. It was a dogmatic movement intolerant of those who disagreed with its views, and it emphasized only one way, the Arya Samaj way, to the realization of Truth. Sri Ramakrishna met Swami Dayananda when the latter visited Bengal.
   Shivanath vehemently criticized the Master for his other-worldly attitude toward his wife. He writes: "Ramakrishna was practically separated from his wife, who lived in her village home. One day when I was complaining to some friends about the virtual widowhood of his wife, he drew me to one side and whispered in my ear: 'Why do you complain? It is no longer possible; it is all dead and gone.' Another day as I was inveighing against this part of his teaching, and also declaring that our program of work in the Brahmo Samaj includes women, that ours is a social and domestic religion, and that we want to give education and social liberty to women, the saint became very much excited, as was his way when anything against his settled conviction was asserted — a trait we so much liked in him — and exclaimed, 'Go, thou fool, go and perish in the pit that your women will dig for you.' Then he glared at me and said: 'What does a gardener do with a young plant? Does he not surround it with a fence, to protect it from goats and cattle? And when the young plant has grown up into a tree and it can no longer be injured by cattle, does he not remove the fence and let the tree grow freely?' I replied, 'Yes, that is the custom with gardeners.' Then he remarked, 'Do the same in your spiritual life; become strong, be full-grown; then you may seek them.' To which I replied, 'I don't agree with you in thinking that women's work is like that of cattle, destructive; they are our associates and helpers in our spiritual struggles and social progress' — a view with which he could not agree, and he marked his dissent by shaking his head. Then referring to the lateness of the hour he jocularly remarked, 'It is time for you to depart; take care, do not be late; otherwise your woman will not admit you into her room.' This evoked hearty laughter."
   Pratap Chandra Mazumdar, the right-hand man of Keshab and an accomplished Brahmo preacher in Europe and America, bitterly criticized Sri Ramakrishna's use of uncultured language and also his austere attitude toward his wife. But he could not escape the spell of the Master's personality. In the course of an article about Sri Ramakrishna, Pratap wrote in the "Theistic Quarterly Review": "What is there in common between him and me? I, a Europeanized, civilized, self-centred, semi-sceptical, so-called educated reasoner, and he, a poor, illiterate, unpolished, half-idolatrous, friendless Hindu devotee? Why should I sit long hours to attend to him, I, who have listened to Disraeli and Fawcett, Stanley and Max Muller, and a whole host of European scholars and divines? . . . And it is not I only, but dozens like me, who do the same. . . . He worships Siva, he worships Kali, he worships Rama, he worships Krishna, and is a confirmed advocate of Vedantic doctrines. . . . He is an idolater, yet is a faithful and most devoted meditator on the perfections of the One Formless, Absolute, Infinite Deity. . . . His religion is ecstasy, his worship means transcendental insight, his whole nature burns day and night with a permanent fire and fever of a strange faith and feeling. . . . So long as he is spared to us, gladly shall we sit at his feet to learn from him the sublime precepts of purity, unworldliness, spirituality, and inebriation in the love of God. . . . He, by his childlike bhakti, by his strong conceptions of an ever-ready Motherhood, helped to unfold it [God as our Mother] in our minds wonderfully. . . . By associating with him we learnt to realize better the divine attributes as scattered over the three hundred and thirty millions of deities of mythological India, the gods of the Puranas."

0.01 - I - Sri Aurobindos personality, his outer retirement - outside contacts after 1910 - spiritual personalities- Vibhutis and Avatars - transformtion of human personality, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   Jung has admitted that there is an element of mystery, something that baffles the reason, in human personality. One finds that the greater the personality the greater is the complexity. And this is especially so with regard to spiritual personalities whom the Gita calls Vibhutis and Avatars.
   Sri Aurobindo has explained the mystery of personality in some of his writings. Ordinarily by personality we mean something which can be described as "a pattern of being marked out by a settled combination of fixed qualities, a determined character.... In one view personality is regarded as a fixed structure of recognisable qualities expressing a power of being"; another idea regards "personality as a flux of self-expressive or sensitive and responsive being.... But flux of nature and fixity of nature" which some call character "are two aspects of being neither of which, nor indeed both together, can be a definition of personality.... But besides this flux and this fixity there is also a third and occult element, the Person behind of whom the personality is a self-expression; the Person puts forward the personality as his role, character, persona, in the present act of his long drama of manifested existence. But the Person is larger than his personality, and it may happen that this inner largeness overflows into the surface formation; the result is a self-expression of being which can no longer be described by fixed qualities, normalities of mood, exact lineaments, or marked out by structural limits."[4]

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  I admit that I have much to learn from X. I bow to
  Sweet Mother in X. Make our relationship one through

0.03 - III - The Evening Sittings, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   These sittings, in fact, furnished Sri Aurobindo with an occasion to admit and feel the outer atmosphere and that of the group living with him. It brought to him the much-needed direct contact of the mental and vital make-up of the disciples, enabling him to act on the atmosphere in general and on the individual in particular. He could thus help to remould their mental make-up by removing the limitations of their minds and opinions, and correct temperamental tendencies and formations. Thus, these sittings contributed at least partly to the creation of an atmosphere amenable to the working of the Higher Consciousness. Far more important than the actual talk and its content was the personal contact, the influence of the Master, and the divine atmosphere he emanated; for through his outer personality it was the Divine Consciousness that he allowed to act. All along behind the outer manifestation that appeared human, there was the influence and presence of the Divine.
   What was talked in the small group informally was not intended by Sri Aurobindo to be the independent expression of his views on the subjects, events or the persons discussed. Very often what he said was in answer to the spiritual need of the individual or of the collective atmosphere. It was like a spiritual remedy meant to produce certain spiritual results, not a philosophical or metaphysical pronouncement on questions, events or movements. The net result of some talks very often was to point out to the disciple the inherent incapacity of the human intellect and its secondary place in the search for the ultimate Reality.

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  To "My little smile", one of the first children admitted to the Sri
  Aurobindo Ashram; she came at the age of fourteen. Little smile

0.03 - The Threefold Life, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But by that very utility such men and the life they lead are condemned to be limited, irrationally conservative and earthbound. The customary routine, the customary institutions, the inherited or habitual forms of thought, - these things are the life-breath of their nostrils. They admit and jealously defend the changes compelled by the progressive mind in the past, but combat with equal zeal the changes that are being made by it in the present. For to the material man the living progressive thinker is an ideologue, dreamer or madman. The old Semites who stoned the living prophets and adored their memories when dead, were the very incarnation of this instinctive and unintelligent principle in Nature. In the ancient Indian distinction between the once born and the twice born, it is to this material man that the former description can be applied. He does Nature's inferior works; he assures the basis for her higher activities; but not to him easily are opened the glories of her second birth.
  Yet he admits so much of spirituality as has been enforced on his customary ideas by the great religious outbursts of the past and he makes in his scheme of society a place, venerable though not often effective, for the priest or the learned theologian who can be trusted to provide him with a safe and ordinary spiritual pabulum. But to the man who would assert for himself the liberty of spiritual experience and the spiritual life, he assigns, if he admits him at all, not the vestment of the priest but the robe of the Sannyasin. Outside society let him exercise his dangerous freedom. So he may even serve as a human lightning-rod receiving the electricity of the Spirit and turning it away from the social edifice.
  Nevertheless it is possible to make the material man and his life moderately progressive by imprinting on the material mind the custom of progress, the habit of conscious change, the fixed idea of progression as a law of life. The creation by this means of progressive societies in Europe is one of the greatest triumphs of Mind over Matter. But the physical nature has its revenge; for the progress made tends to be of the grosser and more outward kind and its attempts at a higher or a more rapid movement bring about great wearinesses, swift exhaustions, startling recoils.

0.04 - The Systems of Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Nature the equilibrium is based upon the individualisation of a limited quantity and force of the Prana; more than that the individual is by personal and hereditary habit unable to bear, use or control. In Hathayoga, the equilibrium opens a door to the universalisation of the individual vitality by admitting into the body, containing, using and controlling a much less fixed and limited action of the universal energy.
  The chief processes of Hathayoga are asana and pran.ayama.

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  To one of the first children admitted to the Sri Aurobindo
  Ashram; he came at the age of ten. Interested as a youth in

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  You will admit that one can't live with others without
  being influenced more or less by them.

0.08 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  are those who have an organised supramental being and supramental life, even admitting that there are any at all. Certainly
  the very recent descent of the first elements of the Supermind

0.09 - Letters to a Young Teacher, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  were admitted to the Ashram, and the only habits and activities
  tolerated were those that were useful for the practice of sadhana.

01.02 - Natures Own Yoga, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In the Supermind things exist in their perfect spiritual reality; each is consciously the divine reality in its transcendent essence, its cosmic extension, its, spiritual individuality; the diversity of a manifested existence is there, but the mutually exclusive separativeness has not yet arisen. The ego, the knot of separativity, appears at a later and lower stage of involution; what is here is indivisible nexus of individualising centres of the one eternal truth of being. Where Supermind and Overmind meet, one can see the multiple godheads, each distinct in his own truth and beauty and power and yet all together forming the one supreme consciousness infinitely composite and inalienably integral. But stepping back into Supermind one sees something moreOneness gathering into itself all diversity, not destroying it, but annulling and forbidding the separative consciousness that is the beginning of Ignorance. The first shadow of the Illusory Consciousness, the initial possibility of the movement of Ignorance comes in when the supramental light enters the penumbra of the mental sphere. The movement of Supermind is the movement of light without obscurity, straight, unwavering, unswerving, absolute. The Force here contains and holds in their oneness of Reality the manifold but not separated lines of essential and unalloyed truth: its march is the inevitable progression of each one assured truth entering into and upholding every other and therefore its creation, play or action admits of no trial or stumble or groping or deviation; for each truth rests on all others and on that which harmonises them all and does not act as a Power diverging from and even competing with other Powers of being. In the Overmind commences the play of divergent possibilities the simple, direct, united and absolute certainties of the supramental consciousness retire, as it were, a step behind and begin to work themselves out through the interaction first of separately individualised and then of contrary and contradictory forces. In the Overmind there is a conscious underlying Unity but yet each Power, Truth, Aspect of that Unity is encouraged to work out its possibilities as if it were sufficient to itself and the others are used by it for its own enhancement until in the denser and darker reaches below Overmind this turns out a thing of blind conflict and battle and, as it would appear, of chance survival. Creation or manifestation originally means the concretisation or devolution of the powers of Conscious Being into a play of united diversity; but on the line which ends in Matter it enters into more and more obscure forms and forces and finally the virtual eclipse of the supreme light of the Divine Consciousness. Creation as it descends' towards the Ignorance becomes an involution of the Spirit through Mind and Life into Matter; evolution is a movement backward, a return journey from Matter towards the Spirit: it is the unravelling, the gradual disclosure and deliverance of the Spirit, the ascension and revelation of the involved consciousness through a series of awakeningsMatter awakening into Life, Life awakening into Mind and Mind now seeking to awaken into something beyond the Mind, into a power of conscious Spirit.
   The apparent or actual result of the movement of Nescienceof Involutionhas been an increasing negation of the Spirit, but its hidden purpose is ultimately to embody the Spirit in Matter, to express here below in cosmic Time-Space the splendours of the timeless Reality. The material body came into existence bringing with it inevitably, as it seemed, mortality; it appeared even to be fashioned out of mortality, in order that in this very frame and field of mortality, Immortality, the eternal Spirit Consciousness which is the secret truth and reality in Time itself as well as behind it, might be established and that the Divine might be possessed, or rather, possess itself not in one unvarying mode of the static consciousness, as it does even now behind the cosmic play, but in the play itself and in the multiple mode of the terrestrial existence.

01.02 - The Issue, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Repugned to admit frustration's barren role,
  Forfeit the meaning of her birth in Time,

01.04 - The Poetry in the Making, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The consciously purposive activity of the poetic consciousness in fact, of all artistic consciousness has shown itself with a clear and unambiguous emphasis in two directions. First of all with regard to the subject-matter: the old-world poets took things as they were, as they were obvious to the eye, things of human nature and things of physical Nature, and without questioning dealt with them in the beauty of their normal form and function. The modern mentality has turned away from the normal and the obvious: it does not accept and admit the "given" as the final and definitive norm of things. It wishes to discover and establish other norms, it strives to bring about changes in the nature and condition of things, envisage the shape of things to come, work for a brave new world. The poet of today, in spite of all his effort to remain a pure poet, in spite of Housman's advocacy of nonsense and not-sense being the essence of true Art, is almost invariably at heart an incorrigible prophet. In revolt against the old and established order of truths and customs, against all that is normally considered as beautiful,ideals and emotions and activities of man or aspects and scenes and movements of Natureagainst God or spiritual life, the modern poet turns deliberately to the ugly and the macabre, the meaningless, the insignificant and the triflingtins and teas, bone and dust and dustbin, hammer and sicklehe is still a prophet, a violent one, an iconoclast, but one who has his own icon, a terribly jealous being, that seeks to pull down the past, erase it, to break and batter and knead the elements in order to fashion out of them something conforming to his heart's desire. There is also the class who have the vision and found the truth and its solace, who are prophets, angelic and divine, messengers and harbingers of a new beauty that is to dawn upon earth. And yet there are others in whom the two strains mingle or approach in a strange way. All this means that the artist is far from being a mere receiver, a mechanical executor, a passive unconscious instrument, but that he is supremely' conscious and master of his faculties and implements. This fact is doubly reinforced when we find how much he is preoccupied with the technical aspect of his craft. The richness and variety of patterns that can be given to the poetic form know no bounds today. A few major rhythms were sufficient for the ancients to give full expression to their poetic inflatus. For they cared more for some major virtues, the basic and fundamental qualitiessuch as truth, sublimity, nobility, forcefulness, purity, simplicity, clarity, straightforwardness; they were more preoccupied with what they had to say and they wanted, no doubt, to say it beautifully and powerfully; but the modus operandi was not such a passion or obsession with them, it had not attained that almost absolute value for itself which modern craftsmanship gives it. As technology in practical life has become a thing of overwhelming importance to man today, become, in the Shakespearean phrase, his "be-all and end-all", even so the same spirit has invaded and pervaded his aesthetics too. The subtleties, variations and refinements, the revolutions, reversals and inventions which the modern poet has ushered and takes delight in, for their own sake, I repeat, for their intrinsic interest, not for the sake of the subject which they have to embody and clothe, have never been dream by Aristotle, the supreme legislator among the ancients, nor by Horace, the almost incomparable craftsman among the ancients in the domain of poetry. Man has become, to be sure, a self-conscious creator to the pith of his bone.
   Such a stage in human evolution, the advent of Homo Faber, has been a necessity; it has to serve a purpose and it has done admirably its work. Only we have to put it in its proper place. The salvation of an extremely self-conscious age lies in an exceeding and not in a further enhancement or an exclusive concentration of the self-consciousness, nor, of course, in a falling back into the original unconsciousness. It is this shift in the poise of consciousness that has been presaged and prepared by the conscious, the scientific artists of today. Their task is to forge an instrument for a type of poetic or artistic creation completely new, unfamiliar, almost revolutionary which the older mould would find it impossible to render adequately. The yearning of the human consciousness was not to rest satisfied with the familiar and the ordinary, the pressure was for the discovery of other strands, secret stores of truth and reality and beauty. The first discovery was that of the great Unconscious, the dark and mysterious and all-powerful subconscient. Many of our poets and artists have been influenced by this power, some even sought to enter into that region and become its denizens. But artistic inspiration is an emanation of Light; whatever may be the field of its play, it can have its origin only in the higher spheres, if it is to be truly beautiful and not merely curious and scientific.

01.05 - Rabindranath Tagore: A Great Poet, a Great Man, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The spirit of the age demands this new gospel. Mankind needs and awaits a fresh revelation. The world and life are not an illusion or a lesser reality: they are, if taken rightly, as real as the pure Spirit itself. Indeed, Spirit and Flesh, Consciousness and Matter are not antinomies; to consider them as such is itself an illusion. In fact, they are only two poles or modes or aspects of the same reality. To separate or divide them is a one-sided concentration or abstraction on the part of the human mind. The fulfilment of the Spirit is in its expression through Matter; human life too reaches its highest term, its summum bonum, in embodying the spiritual consciousness here on earth and not dissolving itself in the Transcendence. That is the new Dispensation which answers to the deepest aspiration in man and towards which he has been travelling through the ages in the course of the evolution of his consciousness. Many, however, are the prophets and sages who have set this ideal before humanity and more and more insistently and clearly as we come nearer to the age we live in. But none or very few have expressed it with such beauty and charm and compelling persuasion. It would be carping criticism to point out-as some, purists one may call them, have done-that in poetising and aesthetising the spiritual truth and reality, in trying to make it human and terrestrial, he has diminished and diluted the original substance, in endeavouring to render the diamond iridescent, he has turned it into a baser alloy. Tagore's is a poetic soul, it must be admitted; and it is not necessary that one should find in his ideas and experiences and utterances the cent per cent accuracy and inevitability of a Yogic consciousness. Still his major perceptions, those that count, stand and are borne out by the highest spiritual realisation.
   Tagore is no inventor or innovator when he posits Spirit as Beauty, the spiritual consciousness as the ardent rhythm of ecstasy. This experience is the very core of Vaishnavism and for which Tagore is sometimes called a Neo-Vaishnava. The Vaishnava sees the world pulsating in glamorous beauty as the Lila (Play) of the Lord, and the Lord, God himself, is nothing but Love and Beauty. Still Tagore is not all Vaishnava or merely a Vaishnava; he is in addition a modern (the carping voice will say, there comes the dilution and adulteration)in the sense that problems exist for himsocial, political, economic, national, humanitarianwhich have to be faced and solved: these are not merely mundane, but woven into the texture of the fundamental problem of human destiny, of Soul and Spirit and God. A Vaishnava was, in spite of his acceptance of the world, an introvert, to use a modern psychological phrase, not necessarily in the pejorative sense, but in the neutral scientific sense. He looks upon the universe' and human life as the play of the Lord, as an actuality and not mere illusion indeed; but he does not participate or even take interest in the dynamic working out of the world process, he does not care to know, has no need of knowing that there is a terrestrial purpose and a diviner fulfilment of the mortal life upon earth. The Vaishnava dwells more or less absorbed in the Vaikuntha of his inner consciousness; the outer world, although real, is only a symbolic shadowplay to which he can but be a witness-real, is only a nothing more.

01.07 - Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   "Two excesses are equally dangerous: to exclude reason, to admit nothing but reason."4
   He goes farther and adopting a positive attitude says:

01.08 - Walter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Indeed, it would be interesting to compare and contrast the Eastern and Western approach to Divine Love, the Christian and the Vaishnava, for example. Indian spirituality, whatever its outer form or credal formulation, has always a background of utter unity. This unity, again, is threefold or triune and is expressed in those great Upanishadic phrases,mahvkyas,(1) the transcendental unity: the One alone exists, there is nothing else than theOneekamevdvityam; (2) the cosmic unity: all existence is one, whatever exists is that One, thereare no separate existences:sarvam khalvidam brahma neha nnsti kincaa; (3) That One is I, you too are that One:so' ham, tattvamasi; this may be called the individual unity. As I have said, all spiritual experiences in India, of whatever school or line, take for granted or are fundamentally based upon this sense of absolute unity or identity. Schools of dualism or pluralism, who do not apparently admit in their tenets this extreme monism, are still permeated in many ways with that sense and in some form or other take cognizance of the truth of it. The Christian doctrine too says indeed, 'I and my Father in Heaven are one', but this is not identity, but union; besides, the human soul is not admitted into this identity, nor the world soul. The world, we have seen, according to the Christian discipline has to be altogether abandoned, negatived, as we go inward and upward towards our spiritual status reflecting the divine image in the divine company. It is a complete rejection, a cutting off and casting away of world and life. One extreme Vedantic path seems to follow a similar line, but there it is not really rejection, but a resolution, not the rejection of what is totally foreign and extraneous, but a resolution of the external into its inner and inmost substance, of the effect into its original cause. Brahman is in the world, Brahman is the world: the world has unrolled itself out of the Brahmansi, pravttiit has to be rolled back into its, cause and substance if it is to regain its pure nature (that is the process of nivitti). Likewise, the individual being in the world, "I", is the transcendent being itself and when it withdraws, it withdraws itself and the whole world with it and merges into the Absolute. Even the Maya of the Mayavadin, although it is viewed as something not inherent in Brahman but superimposed upon Brahman, still, has been accepted as a peculiar power of Brahman itself. The Christian doctrine keeps the individual being separate practically, as an associate or at the most as an image of God. The love for one's neighbour, charity, which the Christian discipline enjoins is one's love for one's kind, because of affinity of nature and quality: it does not dissolve the two into an integral unity and absolute identity, where we love because we are one, because we are the One. The highest culmination of love, the very basis of love, according to the Indian conception, is a transcendence of love, love trans-muted into Bliss. The Upanishad says, where one has become the utter unity, who loves whom? To explain further our point, we take two examples referred to in the book we are considering. The true Christian, it is said, loves the sinner too, he is permitted to dislike sin, for he has to reject it, but he must separate from sin the sinner and love him. Why? Because the sinner too can change and become his brother in spirit, one loves the sinner because there is the possibility of his changing and becoming a true Christian. It is why the orthodox Christian, even such an enlightened and holy person as this mediaeval Canon, considers the non-Christian, the non-baptised as impure and potentially and fundamentally sinners. That is also why the Church, the physical organisation, is worshipped as Christ's very body and outside the Church lies the pagan world which has neither religion nor true spirituality nor salvation. Of course, all this may be symbolic and it is symbolic in a sense. If Christianity is taken to mean true spirituality, and the Church is equated with the collective embodiment of that spirituality, all that is claimed on their behalf stands justified. But that is an ideal, a hypothetical standpoint and can hardly be borne out by facts. However, to come back to our subject, let us ow take the second example. Of Christ himself, it is said, he not only did not dislike or had any aversion for Judas, but that he positively loved the traitor with a true and sincere love. He knew that the man would betray him and even when he was betraying and had betrayed, the Son of Man continued to love him. It was no make-believe or sham or pretence. It was genuine, as genuine as anything can be. Now, why did he love his enemy? Because, it is said, the enemy is suffered by God to do the misdeed: he has been allowed to test the faith of the faithful, he too has his utility, he too is God's servant. And who knows even a Judas would not change in the end? Many who come to scoff do remain to pray. But it can be asked, 'Does God love Satan too in the same way?' The Indian conception which is basically Vedantic is different. There is only one reality, one truth which is viewed differently. Whether a thing is considered good or evil or neutral, essentially and truly, it is that One and nothing else. God's own self is everywhere and the sage makes no difference between the Brahmin and the cow and the elephant. It is his own self he finds in every person and every objectsarvabhtsthitam yo mm bhajati ekatvamsthitah"he has taken his stand upon oneness and loves Me in all beings."2
   This will elucidate another point of difference between the Christian's and the Vaishnava's love of God, for both are characterised by an extreme intensity and sweetness and exquisiteness of that divine feeling. This Christian's, however, is the union of the soul in its absolute purity and simplicity and "privacy" with her lord and master; the soul is shred here of all earthly vesture and goes innocent and naked into the embrace of her Beloved. The Vaishnava feeling is richer and seems to possess more amplitude; it is more concrete and less ethereal. The Vaishnava in his passionate yearning seeks to carry as it were the whole world with him to his Lord: for he sees and feels Him not only in the inmost chamber of his soul, but meets Him also in and I through his senses and in and through the world and its objects around. In psychological terms one can say that the Christian realisation, at its very source, is that of the inmost soul, what we call the "psychic being" pure and simple, referred to in the book we are considering; as: "His sweet privy voice... stirreth thine heart full stilly." Whereas the Vaishnava reaches out to his Lord with his outer heart too aflame with passion; not only his inmost being but his vital being also seeks the Divine. This bears upon the occult story of man's spiritual evolution upon earth. The Divine Grace descends from the highest into the deepest and from the deepest to the outer ranges of human nature, so that the whole of it may be illumined and transformed and one day man can embody in his earthly life the integral manifestation of God, the perfect Epiphany. Each religion, each line of spiritual discipline takes up one limb of manone level or mode of his being and consciousness purifies it and suffuses it with the spiritual and divine consciousness, so that in the end the whole of man, in his integral living, is recast and remoulded: each discipline is in charge of one thread as it were, all together weave the warp and woof in the evolution of the perfect pattern of a spiritualised and divinised humanity.
   The conception of original sin is a cardinal factor in Christian discipline. The conception, of sinfulness is the very motive-power that drives the aspirant. "Seek tensely," it is said, "sorrow and sigh deep, mourn still, and stoop low till thine eye water for anguish and for pain." Remorse and grief are necessary attendants; the way of the cross is naturally the calvary strewn with pain and sorrow. It is the very opposite of what is termed the "sunlit path" in spiritual ascension. Christian mystics have made a glorious spectacle of the process of "dying to the world." Evidently, all do not go the whole length. There are less gloomy and happier temperaments, like the present one, for example, who show an unusual balance, a sturdy common sense even in the midst of their darkest nights, who have chalked out as much of the sunlit path as is possible in this line. Thus this old-world mystic says: it is true one must see and admit one's sinfulness, the grosser and apparent and more violent ones as well as all the subtle varieties of it that are in you or rise up in you or come from the Enemy. They pursue you till the very end of your journey. Still you need not feel overwhelmed or completely desperate. Once you recognise the sin in you, even the bare fact of recognition means for you half the victory. The mystic says, "It is no sin as thou feelest them." The day Jesus gave himself away on the Cross, since that very day you are free, potentially free from the bondage of sin. Once you give your adherence to Him, the Enemies are rendered powerless. "They tease the soul, but they harm not the soul". Or again, as the mystic graphically phrases it: "This soul is not borne in this image of sin as a sick man, though he feel it; but he beareth it." The best way of dealing with one's enemies is not to struggle and "strive with them." The aspirant, the lover of Jesus, must remember: "He is through grace reformed to the likeness of God ('in the privy substance of his soul within') though he neither feel it nor see it."
   If you are told you are still full of sins and you are not worthy to follow the path, that you must go and work out your sins first, here is your answer: "Go shrive thee better: trow not this saying, for it is false, for thou art shriven. Trust securely that thou art on the way, and thee needeth no ransacking of shrift for that that is passed, hold forth thy way and think on Jerusalem." That is to say, do not be too busy with the difficulties of the moment, but look ahead, as far as possible, fix your attention upon the goal, the intermediate steps will become easy. Jerusalem is another name of the Love of Jesus or the Bliss in Heaven. Grow in this love, your sins will fade away of themselves. "Though thou be thrust in an house with thy body, nevertheless in thine heart, where the stead of love is, thou shouldst be able to have part of that love... " What exquisite utterance, what a deep truth!

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  As soon as the children were admitted here, it was no longer
  possible to be strict and the nature of the life changed.

01.10 - Principle and Personality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We are quite familiar with this cry so rampant in our democratic ageprinciples and no personalities! And although we admit the justice of it, yet we cannot ignore the trenchant one-sidedness which it involves. It is perhaps only a reaction, a swing to the opposite extreme of a mentality given too much to personalities, as the case generally has been in the past. It may be necessary, as a corrective, but it belongs only to a temporary stage. Since, however, we are after a universal ideal, we must also have an integral method. We shall have to curb many of our susceptibilities, diminish many of our apprehensions and soberly strike a balance between opposite extremes.
   We do not speak like politicians or banias; but the very truth of the matter demands such a policy or line of action. It is very well to talk of principles and principles alone, but what are principles unless they take life and form in a particular individual? They are airy nothings, notions in the brain of logicians and metaphysicians, fit subjects for discussion in the academy, but they are devoid of that vital urge which makes them creative agencies. We have long lines of philosophers, especially European, who most scrupulously avoided all touch of personalities, whose utmost care was to keep principles pure and unsullied; and the upshot was that those principles remained principles only, barren and infructuous, some thing like, in the strong and puissant phrase of BaudelaireLa froide majest de la femme strile. And on the contrary, we have had other peoples, much addicted to personalitiesespecially in Asiawho did not care so much for abstract principles as for concrete embodiments; and what has been the result here? None can say that they did not produce anything or produced only still-born things. They produced living creaturesephemeral, some might say, but creatures that lived and moved and had their days.

01.11 - The Basis of Unity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   However, coming to historical times, we see wave after wave of the most heterogeneous and disparate elementsSakas and Huns and Greeks, each bringing its quota of exotic materialenter into the oceanic Indian life and culture, lose their separate foreign identity and become part and parcel of the common whole. Even so,a single unitary body was formed out of such varied and shifting materialsnot in the political, but in a socio-religious sense. For a catholic religious spirit, not being solely doctrinal and personal, admitted and embraced in its supple and wide texture almost an infinite variety of approaches to the Divine, of forms and norms of apprehending the Beyond. It has been called Hinduism: it is a vast synthesis of multiple affiliations. It expresses the characteristic genius of India and hence Hinduism and Indianism came to be looked upon as synonymous terms. And the same could be defined also as Vedic religion and culture, for its invariable basis the bed-rock on which it stood firm and erectwas the Vedas, the Knowledge seen by the sages. But there had already risen a voice of dissidence and discord that of Buddha, not so much, perhaps, of Buddha as of Buddhism. The Buddhistic enlightenment and discipline did not admit the supreme authority of the Vedas; it sought other bases of truth and reality. It was a great denial; and it meant and worked for a vital schism. The denial of the Vedas by itself, perhaps, would not be serious, but it became so, as it was symptomatic of a deeper divergence. Denying the Vedas, the Buddhistic spirit denied life. It was quite a new thing in the Indian consciousness and spiritual discipline. And it left such a stamp there that even today it stands as the dominant character of the Indian outlook. However, India's synthetic genius rose to the occasion and knew how to bridge the chasm, close up the fissure, and present again a body whole and entire. Buddha became one of the Avataras: the discipline of Nirvana and Maya was reserved as the last duty to be performed at the end of life, as the culmination of a full-length span of action and achievement; the way to Moksha lay through Dharma and Artha and Kama, Sannyasa had to be built upon Brahmacharya and Garhasthya. The integral ideal was epitomized by Kalidasa in his famous lines about the character of the Raghus:
   They devoted themselves to study in their boyhood, in youth they pursued the objects of life; when old they took to spiritual austerities, and in the end they died united with the higher consciousness.

01.12 - Three Degrees of Social Organisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   What is required is not therefore an external delimitation of frontiers between unit and unit, but an inner outlook of nature and a poise of character. And this can be cultivated and brought into action by learning to live by the sense of duty. Even then, even the sense of duty, we have to admit, is not enough. For if it leads or is capable of leading into an aberration, we must have something else to check and control it, some other higher and more potent principle. Indeed, both the conceptions of Duty and Right belong to the domain of mental ideal, although one is usually more aggressive and militant (Rajasic) and the other tends to be more tolerant and considerate (sattwic): neither can give an absolute certainty of poise, a clear guarantee of perfect harmony.
   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.

0 1958-05-10, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Therefore, if we do not want to oppose the supramental action by an obscure, inert and obstinate resistance, we have to admit once and for all that none of these things should be legitimized.
   This last sentence was later added by Mother in writing.

0 1961-03-07, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Mon petit, I dont claim to be totally universal, but in any case I am open enough to receive. You see, given the quantity of material I have taken into my consciousness, its quite natural that the body bears the consequences. There is nothing, not one wrong movement, that my body doesnt feel5; generally, though, things are automatically set in order (gesture indicating that Mother automatically purifies and masters the vibrations coming to her). But there are timesespecially when it coincides with a revolt of adverse forces who dont want to give up their domain and enter into battle with all their mightwhen I must admit its hard. If I had some hours of solitude it would be easier. But particularly during the period of my Playground activities, I was badgered, harassed; I would rush from one thing to the next, one thing to the next, I had no nights to speak ofnights of two and a half or three hours rest, which isnt enough, theres no time to put things in order.
   Under those conditions I could only hold the thing like this (same gesture of muzzling the illness or holding it in abeyance).

0 1961-04-18, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But even if its put in absolute terms, the relationships remain exactly the same.6 You see, the initial impulse is to say, Whats the use of doing anything? But look here, the very fact that you might want to do something is part of the general determinism! Because we always keep something back and wont admit it into the total scheme of things, otherwise. There is no way to get out of it thats just the way it is.
   And Sri Aurobindo explains this in such a complete, total and compact way, that there is no escape; so this so-called incapacity, this idea of still being incapable of emerging from ones divided state, becomes false.

0 1961-06-06, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Sri Aurobindo was not admitted to the Indian Civil Service because he refused to appear at the riding test which terminated the examination.
   Mother is alluding to two extracts from Questions and Answers (dated June 19 and July 17, 1957) which she has just reviewed for inclusion in the Bulletin. In them she speaks of the causes of illness and of using the conscious will for physical development.

0 1961-07-07, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its like the word purityone could lecture endlessly on the difference between divine purity and what people call purity. Divine purity (at the lowest level) is to admit but one influence the divine Influence (but this is at the lowest level, and already terribly distorted). Divine purity means that only the Divine existsnothing else. It is perfectly pureonly the Divine exists, nothing other than He.
   And so on.

0 1961-08-11, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And it is strangely indifferent to any scale of values or circumstances. Sometimes when I am meeting and speaking with someone, when I am seeing someone, this great universal Light of a perfect whiteness comes streaming in. Well, I must admit, this also occurs for the merest trifles, when Im tasting some cheese somebody has sent me, for example, or arranging objects in a cupboard, or deciding what things Im going to use or have to organize. It doesnt come in the same massive way as when it comes directly. When it comes directly its a mass, passing through and going out like that (Mother shows the Light descending directly from above like a mass and passing through her head in order to spread out everywhere). In these small things its pulverized, as though it came through an atomizer, but its that same sparkling white light, utterly white. Then, whatever Im doing, theres a sensation in the body thats like lying on a sea of something very soft, very intimate, very deep and eternal, immutable: the Lord. And all the bodys cells are joyously saying, You, You, You, You.
   Thats my present condition.

0 1961-08-25, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I admit I didnt like this letter. But I dont hold him responsible because. When people tell him things, he believes them. God knows what story M. told him!

0 1961-12-23, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Because there comes a time when one perceives the entire universe in such a total and comprehensive way that, in truth, it is impossible to remove anything from it without disturbing everything. And going a couple of steps further, one knows for certain that things which shock us as contradictions of the Divine are simply things out of place. Each thing must be exactly in its place, and whats more, be supple enough, plastic enough, to admit into a harmonious, progressive organization all the new elements constantly being added to the manifest universe. The universe is in a perpetual movement of internal reorganization, and at the same time its growing: its becoming more and more complex, more and more complete, more and more integralindefinitely. And as the new elements manifest, the whole reorganization must be built on a new basis, and thus there isnt a second when ALL is not in perpetual movement. And when the movement is in accord with the divine order, its harmonious, so perfectly harmonious that its almost imperceptible. Now, if you descend from this consciousness towards a more external consciousness, you begin naturally to have a very precise feeling of what helps you attain the true consciousness and what bars the way or pulls you backwards or even fights against your progress. And so the perspective changes and you are obliged to say: this is divine or a help towards the Divine; and that goes against the Divine, its the Divines enemy. But this is a pragmatic standpoint, geared to action, to movement in material lifebecause you havent yet attained the consciousness surpassing all that; because you havent reached that inner perfection where you no longer have to fight, since you have gone beyond the field or the time or the utility of struggle. But before reaching that state in your consciousness and action, there is necessarily struggle; and if there is struggle, there is choice; and to choose, you need discrimination.
   (Mother remains silent)

0 1962-01-12 - supramental ship, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   As for the physical, its an old and well-known storyascetics have always rejected it; but they also reject the vital. And theyre all like that here, even X may have changed somewhat by now, but at the beginning he was no different either. Only things classically recognized as holy or admitted by religious tradition were accepted the sanctity of marriage, for example, and things like that. But a free life? Not a chance! It was wholly incompatible with religious life.
   Well, all that has been completely swept away, once and for all.

0 1962-03-06, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Just recently, as I told you, things truly became a little disgusting, dangerous, and for an hour or an hour and a half I did a sadhana like this (Mother clenches her fists), keeping hold of this body and body-consciousness. And the whole time the Force was at work there (it was like kneading a very resistant dough), something was saying to me, Look, you cant deny miracles any longer. It was being said to this consciousness (not to me, of course), this body-consciousness: Now you cant deny it miracles do happen. It was forced to see; there it was, gaping like an idiot being shown the skyAh! And its so stupid that it didnt even have any joy of discovery! But it was forced to see, the thing was right under its nosethere was no escaping it, it had to be admitted. But you know what, mon petit, as soon as I let up on the pressureforgotten!
   I remember the whole experience, of course, but the body-consciousness forgot. The slightest difficulty, even the shadow or the recollection of a difficulty, was enough for it to start up all over again: Oh oh! Now whats going to happen? The same old anxieties and stupidities.

0 1962-06-09, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In fact, physicists today unanimously admit that the mathematical "models" explaining the corpuscular structure of matter have become excessively complex: "There are too many kinds of quarks [theoretical elementary particles and 'ultimate' constituents of matter] and far too many of their aspects are unobservable." There is a call for a simpler working hypothesis, a new idea, simplifying and unifying, that would explain matter without recourse to "unobservables."
   And it may well be that the seed of this "idea" is concealed in Mother's simple but enigmatic words: "Everything has one and the same constituent element; and everything lies IN the interrelations."

0 1962-06-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Someone reads me a letter, for instance, and I have to answer; and there, superimposed, are both functionings: the ordinary reaction coming from above (nothing from here: it comes from above but its the ordinary reaction) and if I follow that and start writing, after a moment comes a kind of sensation that its inadequate; and then theres the other functioning which is not yet (whats the word? I should be speaking in English!) handy, not yet at my disposal. I have to keep myself quiet, then it starts operating [the new functioning]. But when theres something to be done, the two are superimposed and I have to keep the old one quiet for the other to come. And the other one ohh, it has some unexpected ways! I answer a letter, for example, or I want to say something to someone: my old way is an expression of what comes from above (it is luminous enough, but ADAPTED) but then theres that sensation of inadequacyit wont do. All right. I step back and something else comes; and what comes, I must admit its enough to drive people crazy! Its so MUCH SOMETHING ELSE!
   I wrote a letter like that yesterday; I took a piece of paper and wrote in my habitual way, my old way. While I was writing, the feeling that it wasnt right came in; then I added a comment, written in the same manner, with the vision from above (a comment on a letter written by the person I was writing to). When that was done, the feeling of inadequacy lingered, so I took another piece of paperit was blue and wrote something and that still wasnt it. So I ended up taking yet another piece of paper and writing something else again then I put all three in one envelope! I hope that person has a solid head! But at the same time something was telling me, It will do him good; so I let it go.

0 1962-07-04, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   For several hours afterwards I had a vision of this state of mind and found absolutely no need to make hypotheses (you see, Pavitra was speaking of hypothesizing the existence of different states of being). Its just as I told you: I have passed that stage; I dont need inner dimensions any more.1 And observing this materialistic state of mind, it occurred to me that, on the basis of their own experiments, they are bound to admit onenessat least the oneness of matter; and to admit oneness is enough to obtain the key to the whole problem!
   Once again it made me realize that this last experience [of April 13] may in reality have come to free me from ALL past knowledge, and that to live the Truth none of it is needed. I need neither all this terminology nor Sri Aurobindos terminology nor, of course, anyone elses; I dont need all these classifications, I dont need all sorts of experiences I need ONE experience, the one I have. And I have it in all things and in all circumstances: the experience of eternal, infinite, absolute Oneness manifesting in the finite, the relative and the temporal. And the process of change I am pursuing seems less and less of a problem; after looking like the ultimate problem, it doesnt seem to be one any more, because but that that cant be utteredit pleases Him to be that way, so He is that way.

0 1962-08-14, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A few days later, Mother remarked with a kind of admiration: "It's almost a miracle for such people to admit that someone is doing something entirely new! That's the great problem with those who have attained some realization, they shut the door: 'Now we have realized what the Forefa thers said, and that's enough.' So to find a man who knows nothing outwardly and who FELT that we wanted to do something never done before ... I found that extremely interesting. It means he has an opening, an opening above, higher than the ordinary spiritual atmosphere."

0 1962-12-19, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have to admit that it always ends well, in that the Power always gets the upper hand, but its so (whats the word?) so repetitious, many-sided and coexistent that, you know, it feels a bit like charging along at a gallop for hours on end.
   But I had an interesting experience the other day, when this new room was inaugurated. Those rascals set up a balcony! And there was such a crowdin all the streets, on the rooftops that I had no choice but to go out on the balcony. And I realized that there has been a complete break between my life before and now, with that famous experience1 as the dividing line: I have to make the same movement I make to summon up the memory of a past life! It was so concrete, I was flabbergasted. The same movement of consciousness as when you summon up a past life: it was as though I had to recall what I used to do on the balcony in my former life! I was teaching the body as if it had no idea what to do. I was calling back what had to be done from the depths of a subconscious memory. But it was not the same thing, since the doors were not the same, the setup was different, so it was a little bit complicated. But when I found myself at the edge of the balcony, I suddenly drew on something, and this came: Heres how it was, heres what I used to do; and once again the Presence was there. And the whole time I was standing on the balcony it was it was better than before, much clearermuch clearer the experiences are much simpler and much more absolute (when I know something, I know it better than before).

0 1963-06-22, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I had a rather amusing experience while walking [during japa]. I was looking at peoples attitude (I mean those who think they lead a spiritual life, who think they have made a surrender), and how they are utterly vexed when things dont happen the way they want! (They dont always admit it, they dont always say it to themselves, but its a fact.) Then all at once, I saw a huge robothuge, magnificent, resplendent, covered with gold and jewelsa huge being but a robot. And all-powerfulall-powerful, capable of doing anything, anything at all; anything you could imagine, he could do it: you had only to press a button and he did it. And it was (laughing) as if the Lord were telling me, See, here is what I am to them!
   I couldnt have recounted the experience just like that, but I made a note of it. He said, See, this is what I am to them. So I wrote it down.

0 1963-08-24, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have reached this conclusion: in principle, what gives rapture is the awareness of and union with the Divine (thats the principle), therefore the awareness of and union with the Divine, whether in the world as it is or in the building of a future world, must be the samein principle. Thats what I keep saying to myself all the time: How is it that you dont have that rapture? I do have it: at the time when the whole consciousness is centered in the union, whenever that is, in the midst of any activity, along with that movement of concentration of the consciousness on the union comes rapture. But I must admit it disappears when I am in that its a world of work, but a very chaotic world, in which I act on everything around meand necessarily I have to receive whats around me in order to act on it. I have reached a state in which all that I receive, even the things considered the most painful, leave me absolutely still and indifferentindifferent, not an inactive indifference: no painful reaction of any kind, absolutely neutral (gesture turned to the Eternal), a perfect equanimity. But within that equanimity, there is a precise knowledge of the thing to be done, the words to be said or written, the decision to be made, anyway all that action involves. All that takes place in a state of perfect neutrality, with a sense of the Power at the same time: the Power goes through me, the Power acts, and neutrality stays but theres no rapture. I dont have the enthusiasm, the joy and plenitude of action, not at all.
   And I must say that the state of consciousness that rapture gives would be dangerous in the present state of the world. Because it has almost absolute reactions I can see that that state of rapture has an OVERWHELMING power. But I insist on the word overwhelming, in the sense that its intolerant of, or intolerable to (yes, intolerable to) all thats unlike it! Its the same thing, or almost (not quite the same but almost), as supreme divine Love: the vibration of that ecstasy or rapture is a first hint of the vibration of divine Love, and thats absolutely yes, there is no other word, intolerant, in the sense that it doesnt brook the presence of anything contrary to it.

0 1963-12-21, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You know, the fact of no longer having the physical support of Sri Aurobindos presence was a blow that might have been mortal (I prevented it from being mortal by closing a door, because he had asked me to continue and I decided to continue), but it made certain things rather difficult because it became necessary to have a constant perception of what has to be done and a constant effort to change what is into what should be. Probably its a period of work that must be completed now, and he was asking of me the capacity to live in the positive side. The trouble is, the body is itself a kind of contradiction but it was suggested to me that those contradictions of the body arise from the fact that I admit in the consciousness all the contradictions, and that consequently they are there in the body, too. Instead of looking at the body and saying, Oh, this (this limitation, that narrowness) is still here, I should look only at WHAT SHOULD BE, and the body would be forced to follow.
   This seems to be the preparation of the program for next yeara long, long way to go yet. But anyway, there are still a few days left (!)

0 1964-01-04, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   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 the 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 Mothers 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 and unalterable in her will she deals with men according to their nature and with things and happenings according to their Force and the 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 from her 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 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 has she 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 Pisacha6 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.
   Ganapati, or Ganesh: the son of the supreme Mother, god of material knowledge and wealth. He is represented with an elephant's head.

0 1964-03-04, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But because we have lived together constantly, there is quite a mingling of atmospheres [the doctors and Mothers], and when he tried to pull his away (because he doesnt know yet how to remain everywhere at the same timenot many people know how to do it, so they pull their atmosphere away, which causes a sort of dislocation of many things and). He doesnt admit it to himself, but he is very disturbed.
   Its an adventure.

0 1964-07-28, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The left side. And the American doctor isnt quite happy about the extent of the cure. Which means, as always, that however things seem to be in the world, when they are brought into contact with the Light, that is to say, a concentration of Truth, they appear in their stark reality: all the ballyhoo about that operation and all the illusion gathered around that miraculous power of surgical cure, it all vanished into thin air. The American doctor himself, according to Dr. S.s letter, was shaken and lost trust in the absoluteness of his system. But from the first minute, you know, I saw that there wasnt even sixty percent of truth in it. There is an entire obscure field, which they deliberately ignore and which showed itself in broad daylight in order to make itself known. And for Dr. S., its the same thing: A doctor COULD NOT be deluded, and he didnt want to admit it. When I told him that one operation might not be enough, he almost got angry: Why do you say such things! (Mother laughs) He knew it as well as I did, but he didnt want to admit it.
   He will have gone through a terrible experience.

0 1965-01-09, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   For me, there is a struggle every minute with all that is most negative in life, in the terrestrial consciousness, with what REFUSES to admit the possibility of divinity. In other words, the materialistic concept in its most stubbornly dark aspect.
   However in the consciousness up above, even in the mental consciousness, there are no consequences (I mean that the fierceness of the struggle doesnt change anything, the phenomenon is simply witnessed), but its this poor body that receives the blows.

0 1965-05-19, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have known one or two sincere doctors, and they admitted to me quite clearly that it was like that. I told them, From the spiritual standpoint, there cannot be two identical cases. Nature never repeats itself there are families, there are analogies, there are similarities, but there arent two identical cases; therefore you know very well that you dont know. When you study it on its own level, the immense complexity of the possibilities of physical reality is such that unless you have a direct and intimate perception, you cannot know what will happen.
   Now that the body knows a little, when something is wrong or goes awry for some reason or other (it may be because of transformation, it may be because of attacks there are innumerable reasons), my cells are beginning to say, Oh, no doctor, no doctor, no doctor! They feel the doctor will crystallize the disorder, harden it and take away the plasticity necessary to respond to the deeper forces; and then the disorder will follow an outward, material course which takes ages I dont have the time to wait.

0 1965-05-29, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ultimately, what materialistic thought finds easiest to admit is the fact that they cannot foresee. They foresee many things, but the course of world events is beyond their predictions. I think this is the only thing they can admit: there is a gray area, an area of the unpredictable that eludes all their calculations.
   I have never spoken to the typical scientist having the most modern science, so I am not entirely sure, I dont know to what extent they admit the unpredictable or the incalculable.
   What Sri Aurobindo means, I think, is that when you are in communion with the soul and have the souls knowledge, that knowledge is so much more wonderful than material knowledge that you almost smile with disdain. I dont think he means that the knowledge of the soul makes you know things of material life that science cant teach you.

0 1965-06-14, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But now I see that there are superimposed depths: you have one symbolism, then deeper, theres another symbolism. And ultimately, all form is a symbol. All forms: our form is a symbolnot a very brilliant one, I admit!
   Oh, if I had nothing to do and spent my time just writing down my activities of the night, what I see and hear and do in the night with everybody oh, all kinds of people, in all kinds of countries. And things, hosts of things, so many, many things I never saw physically and never thought oftotally unexpected things.
   We are putting together (what can I call it?) a set of rules (oh, thats an ugly word) for admission to the Ashram. Yes! Not that if you accept the rules youre admitted, its not that, but when someone is admitted, we tell him, But, you know, here is (when he is potentially admitted), here is what you are committing yourself to by becoming a member of the Ashram. Because requests for admission are pouring in like locusts, and at least ninety-nine times out of a hundred, its from people who want to come here to be comfortable and rest and do nothingone in a hundred comes because he has a spiritual aspiration (oh, and even then its mixed). So they shouldnt tell us afterwards (because weve had such experiences), Oh, but I didnt know it was that way, with the excuse that they hadnt been told. For instance, I didnt know we werent allowed to (Mother questions herself for a moment) What isnt allowed? (Then, laughing, she points to Satprem:) Smoking isnt allowed. And drinking alcohol isnt allowed, being married isnt allowed, except nominally, and so on. And then you have to work, and all your desires arent automatically satisfied. So they send me letters, But you told me that (oh, things I never said, naturally), at such-and-such a date (you understand, sufficiently far back for me not to remember!), you told me that And from what they write I see very clearly what I said and how they turned it upside down. So now well prepare a paper that well give them to read, and well ask them, Have you clearly understood? And when they have said theyve clearly understood and have signed, at least well keep the paper, and when they start being a nuisance, we can show it to them and tell them, Beg your pardon, we told you this wasnt a (whats the word?) an Eden where you can stay without doing anything and where your bread is buttered on both sides!
   So I put as first condition (I wrote it in English): the sole aim of life is to dedicate oneself to the divine realization (I didnt put it in these terms, but thats the idea). You must first (you may deceive yourself, but that doesnt make any difference), first be convinced that this is what you want and you want this aloneprimo. Then Nolini told me that the second condition should be that my absolute authority had to be recognized. I said, Not like that!, we should put that Sri Aurobindos absolute authority is recognized (we can add [laughing], represented by me, because he cannot speak, of course, except to meto me he speaks very clearly, but others dont hear!). Then there are many other things, I dont remember, and finally a last paragraph that goes like this (Mother looks for a note). Previously, I remember, Sri Aurobindo had also put together a little paper to give people, but its outdated (it was about not quarreling with the police! And what else, I dont rememberits outdated). But I didnt want to put prohibitions in, because prohibitions first of all, its an encouragement to revolt, always, and then there is a good proportion of characters who, when they are forbidden to do something, immediately feel an urge to do itthey might not even have thought of it otherwise, but they just have to be told about it to Ah, but I do as I like. All right.

0 1966-06-25, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I find this in all those who come and I must admit I get I let them flounder about for some years, until they suddenly realize that with all their superiority they are inferior. Then then we can start getting along with each other!
   You understand?

0 1967-03-29, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   To be young is never to admit the irreparable.

0 1967-06-03, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A. writes that he received, in Paris, people who asked for information on Auroville. He answered with a letter, and when he was about to send it, he thought, After all, perhaps Id better show it to Mother. He sent his letter and just as well he did! Those people asked him the conditions to be admitted to Auroville; he replies, Oh, that hasnt been decided yet! (Mother laughs) So Ive prepared a little note; because he just says, Oh, nothing has been decided, well see, as though there werent any Aurovilians yet. I dont know if he did it purposely to discourage people; in any case, its not good to write like that. There are at least three or four hundred Aurovilians that have been received and that I have approved. So one cant answer like that. I know what he based his judgment on: I had told him that from the material point of view, naturally, the CONDITIONS OF LIFE in Auroville were not arbitrarily fixed in advance.
   This is what I wrote:

0 1967-07-15, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The day the child was born, there came a telegram from America (dating from the day before) announcing the death of Paul Richard. The two things came together. I was surprised. I must admit I said, Well, well! Because Paul Richard (unless he fell into complete stupor after I left him, I dont know!), I had given him much occult knowledge, including the ability to leave his body and enter another. So Its not impossible.
   And for some time (for about a week), Id been seeing his thought coming here and hovering about, like that. That is to say the news of his death was no surprise to me. But what I found interesting was this: the coincidence of the telegram and the birth.

0 1968-05-04, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I told you just before that I had felt that avalanche of attacks. It came in a very subtle form: the unreality of the conception that has been admitted and adopted the unreality of the divine Presence in the body, the unreality of the world in transformation towards a more and more divine state; like an unreality surging up (gesture as of a wave from below), in a sly way, to cut off the base and support of the faith.
   But the Consciousness was there, and the awareness that it was an attack; and there was no battle, no attempt to convince or anything, simply like that (Mother opens her arms upward), a TOTAL surrender.

0 1968-05-29, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And she asks me if its possible to take part in these classes! Oh, what an idea! Can you see me giving you a class! Oh, its dreadful! Dreadful. She asks me to admit a certain number of teachers to this class, because it would do them good, including to her.
   I am going to tell her, I cant admit you for the simple reason that there are no classes! Already last year, R. had asked me, and I had told her, But its not like that at all! I may talk or may not, but its never a class! Now and then I say something, and then
   What an idea! The guru turned into a super-teacher! As it is, the idea of the guru makes me shudder, but a super-teacher guru, oh, how horrible!

0 1968-06-08, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Basically, if you remove the veneer the veneer of good mannersman admits the existence of the Divine only on condition that his sole occupation be to satisfy all of mans needs and desiresit may be collective desires, even planetary desires as Y. would put it, but it boils down to that.
   And its like that especially, especially with the notion of a Divine who put on a body. In fact, they found it quite natural that Christ should be crucified for their own salvation I find it monstrous.
   But now, I see its quite spontaneous. Here in India, with the notion of guru, of Avatar, you may recognize him, admit him, but he is there exclusively to satisfy all demandsnot because he has put on a human body, but because he is the representative of the supreme Power, and you accept the supreme Power, you pretend to obey it, you surrender to it, but with, at the back of your mind, He is there only to satisfy my desires. The quality of desires depends on the individual: for some, its the most petty personal desires; for others its big desires for all humanity, or even for greater realizations, but anyhow it amounts to the same thing. That seems to be the condition for surrendering (!)
   To emerge from that, one must emerge from the human consciousness, that is, from the active, acting consciousness.

0 1968-11-09, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   She even told me (it was almost a conversation!), You who know what death is, you dont know what my death is! (Mother laughs) Its true, I dont know! You dont know what has happened to me and whats happening to me. Whats happening to me? What? I must admit its the first timeit has never happened in my life. Its the first time, the first person like that.
   And the contact was only with the mind; I dont know what happened to the rest.

0 1968-12-04, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And the body has understood that its only now it has the experience because its only now it is sufficiently conscious and surrendered (surrendered in the true sense; I might almost say identified, but thats too high-sounding a word, it doesnt want to use it, it knows its not like that and identification will be something else), but quite simply that its now capable and ready to bear the idea that everything is the Lord, that there is NOTHING but the Lord. Previously, for quite a long time, it still needed to feel that all these movements (gesture forward) lead to the Lord, while all those movements (gesture backward) lead away from the Lord. For a long time, the choice was necessary. And now, now its doing its tapasya to be able to bear this idea but without admitting or accepting movements of degradation and cruelty. That is, with the nascent impression that things are not what they seem to be; that we only see the appearance and they are not what they seem to be.
   But the brain cannot understand. The Mind can speculate on anything, but this is something else, the mind isnt there. The brain, its capacity (Mother remains gazing).

0 1969-03-26, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   These last few days, Mothers presence has revealed itself in my being and activities, stronger and more VISIBLE. In the polls commission, of which you know I am a member at the Popes pleasure, I felt the other day an irrepressible force in my breast: I had to speak out. I knew that my words would cause a scandal in the meeting. The little voice was telling me, Now is the time, cry out the message Mother has given you; do not fear, she is with you. And I spoke, to the great consternation of those present. Listen to me, all of you. The only thing that could open up Christianity (because its closed in on itself, turned towards the past, and therefore immutable, unprogressive: there is the seed of its own death and decomposition), the only thing would be for it to admit a force from the FUTURE. Satprem, do you remember these words? You conveyed them from Mother to me on 26 November 68, the day I sent you that article on the crisis of Christianity. I went on: There are new forces and new facts. Someone has said it (I did not name Sri Aurobindo, following your same letter), and has spoken of the SUPRAMENTAL, but the word, the form or terms matter little.(There I quoted you again.) If only Christianity could admit, for instance, Christs reincarnation, or a second, FUTURE Christ, it would be saved, its attitude would be open instead of being closed. That is the crux of the whole matter, and beating about the bush, carrying out all kinds of reform and modernization is nothing, it only touches appearances, and unless we touch this center But of course, it instantly means heresy! Yet there is the only salvation for the Church, the only thing that really needs rethinking. All the rest is chatter. We have shut everything up: we are the depositaries of the faithDepositum Fidei! And nothing to add. Does it mean that Christ died without leaving any possibility to add to his message? But we arent the same men as in Palestine. We have limited the Divines powers. We have forbidden Christ any expansion. We have locked him up and thrown the key into the sea..
   The silence was dense, the stupefaction huge. And I went on again: But we believe we are the interpreters, and except us none has the right to speak. Nevertheless we are faced with the current phenomenon of anti-establishment protest. The youth is running away from us, our formulas are old, ineffective, we preach without conviction, we demand absurd things, and to have peace, we stick a label of sin on all taboos. I know that my speech will be called subversive. In dictatorial or established regimes, those who move forward are suspicious. For twenty centuries we have used the weapon of heresy, and we know the atrocities that were committed in the name of Christ: that was our defenseit was his wisdom to keep power But if Christ suddenly appeared here, in front of us, do you think he would recognize himself in us? Is the Christ we preach the Christ of the BEATITUDES? Our preoccupation is to prohibit opening. And we make fools of ourselves with the pill. But are we also preoccupied with the TRUTH? Yet we should read our holy books again, but read them without passion, without egoistic interest; almost two thousand years ago, St. Paul said, Multifariam, multisque modis olim Deus loquens in prophetis, novissime diebus istis locutus est nobis in Filio (several times and in several ways God has spoken through the prophets, but now in these last days he has spoken to us through his Son Jesus Christ). Thus God has spoken in several ways. I know that a new light has just appeared, a new Consciousness let us go in search of it. But we shall have to step down from our throne, from our convenience; perhaps to leave the place to others and do away with the Hierarchy: no more Pope or Cardinals or Bishops, but all of us seekers of the TRUTH, of the CONSCIOUSNESS, the POWER, the SUPRANATURAL, the SUPRAHUMAN..
   Thank you for the photos and the interesting article on the crisis of the Church. In this connection, Mother told me that the only thing that could open up Christianity (because it is closed in on itself, turned towards the past, and therefore immutable, unprogressive, that is the germ of its death and its decomposition), the only thing would be for it to admit a Force from the Future. Sri Aurobindo spoke of the supramental, but the form or the terms matter little; if only Christianity could admit, for instance, the reincarnation of Christ, or a second, future Christ, it would be savedits attitude would be open instead of being closed. Thats the crux of the whole matter, and beating about the bush, carrying out all kinds of reform and modernization is nothing, it only touches appearances, leaving this center untouched. But of course, it instantly means heresy! Yet, there is the only salvation for the Church, the only thing that really needs rethinking. All the rest is chatter and papering over the old cracks.
   Your photo of Msgr. Z fitted precisely with the vision! Now you have nothing to fear anymore. Simply keep me informed if you notice outer changes in this person.

0 1969-04-16, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   admitted through a curtain of bright mind
   That hangs between our thought and absolute sight,

0 1969-06-25, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Sri Aurobindo is neither a materialist nor a spiritualist. He admits both, but wants a matter transformed, divinized by the spirit, capable of expressing the truth instead of constantly denying it.
   Thats all.

0 1969-07-26, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   admitted through a curtain of bright mind
   That hangs between our thought and absolute sight,

0 1969-11-15, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Sri Aurobindo is in no way bound by the present worlds institutions or current ideas whether in political, social or economic field; it is not necessary for him either to approve or disapprove of them. He does not regard either capitalism or orthodox socialism as the right solution for the worlds future; nor can he admit that the admission of private enterprise by itself makes the society capitalistic, a socialistic economy can very well admit some amount of controlled or subordinated private enterprise as an aid to its own working or a partial convenience without ceasing to be socialistic. Sri Aurobindo has his own views as to how far Congress economy is intended to be truly socialistic or whether that is only a cover, but he does not care to express his views on that point at present.
   April 15, 1949
   While in Auroville, the goodwill to carry out a collective experience for the progress of mankind is alone sufficient to get admitted.
   November 10, 1969

0 1969-11-19, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ill give you an example. For a few days I had difficulties with Z and there was a sort of need to exert a pressure on him so he would rectify a few of his movements. Today he made at least four or five mistakes (they werent perceptible, in the sense that I didnt have a sensation of them: it was taking place there, like that, some distance away), but he was conscious of them in a COMPLETELY different way from usually, and he admitted it (which he never did before), and in the end he said he was changing (which is true). And all of it not only without one word, but without one movement of consciousness: simply the Pressure. So there. Thats a proof. Everything would be done automatically, like an imposition of the Truth, without any need to intervene: simply remaining in the true consciousness, thats all, its enough.

0 1970-01-10, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Cosmic philosophy admits no personal god.
   Whether it admits or not, they exist anyhow! (laughter)
   Its amusing. I dont know where to keep this, you can keep it.

0 1970-05-02, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I admit that religious isnt a good word, because it immediately I used religious in the sense of a life essentially occupied with the discovery or the search of the Divine. There are no words in French, and its not spiritual.

0 1970-06-17, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The ways of the Divine are not like those of the human mind or according to our patterns and it is impossible to judge them or to lay down for Him what He shall or shall not do, for the Divine knows better than we can know. If we admit the Divine at all, both true reason and Bhakti seem to me to be at one in demanding implicit faith and surrender.
   Letters on Yoga, 23.596

0 1970-08-05, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This Consciousness which came more than a year ago (a year and a half now), it seems to be working very, very hard, very positively for sincerity. It doesnt admit pretenses, people pretending to be something they arent. It wants it to be the TRUE THING.
   Yes, everything is coming out into the open.

0 1971-03-03, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   My impression is that if the whole Russian bloc were to turn to the right side, it would be a tremendous support. And they are not satisfied; you know, theyre in the state in which youre capable of doing something because youre not satisfied they are NOT satisfied. Their experience basically they dont want to admit it, but their experience has failed.

0 1971-09-22, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Malraux admits he is too old to serve in the infantry, but he claims he could serve in a tank.
   One cannot seriously help Bengal by merely talking in its favor, he says. One should go there in person and fight for her.

0 1971-10-20, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You must admit, its strange that the book is being published in Germany before being published in France.
   The book?
   But still I have gone far enough to be able to undertake one work on a larger scale than before the training of others to receive this Sadhana and prepare themselves as I have done, for without that my future work cannot even be begun. There are many who desire to come here and whom I can admit for the purpose, there are a greater number who can be trained at a distance; but I am unable to carry on unless I have sufficient funds to be able to maintain a centre here and one or two at least outside. I need therefore much larger resources than I at present command. I have thought that by your recommendation and influence you may help Barin to gather them for me.
   Many more desire and are fit to undertake this Sadhana than I can at present admit and it is only by large means being placed at my disposal that I can carry on this work which is necessary as a preparation for my own return to action.
   Aurobindo Ghose

0 1972-04-04, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Some persons have been driven out of the Ashram into Auroville. Those, I admit, are difficult elements who make things difficult. I wish they would be naturally driven out of Auroville to somewhere else. This wouldnt be very nice for the rest of the world but never mind! Although in a free environment, they may be tolerable. Practically, one would have to speak to each one individually.
   Now go on, tell me what you wanted to say.

0 1972-04-26, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I must admit I left in the middle, I couldn't stay till the end.
   Strangely enough, although I did not mention the scene in the book, it had remained deeply etched in me, and that's what Mother remembered: she remembered my own memories! One day, I had found myself in the midst of a huge tangle of fallen trees (when a giant tree falls, it uproots dozens of trees all around it), within a kind of green cataclysm redolent of torn earth and destruction, and in a silence of the end of the world.

0 1973-01-20, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (On January 18, Mother received the Dalai Lama. It should be noted that Mother had long ago admitted a number of Tibetan refugees to the Ashram and Auroville.)
   Anything to say?

02.01 - Metaphysical Thought and the Supreme Truth, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Indian position. Even those who see that mental Thought must be overpassed and admit a supramental "Other", do not seem to escape from the feeling that it must be through mental Thought, sublimating and transmuting itself, that this other Truth must be reached and made to take the place of the mental limitation and ignorance. And again Western thought has ceased to be dynamic; it has sought after a theory of things, not after realisation. It was still dynamic amongst the ancient Greeks, but for moral and aesthetic rather than spiritual ends. Later on, it became yet more purely intellectual and academic; it became intellectual speculation only without any practical ways and means for the attainment of the Truth by spiritual experiment, spiritual discovery, a spiritual transformation. If there were not this difference, there would be no reason for seekers like yourself to turn to the East for guidance; for in the purely intellectual field, the Western thinkers are as competent as any Eastern sage.
  It is the spiritual way, the road that leads beyond the intellectual levels, the passage from the outer being to the inmost Self, which has been lost by the over-intellectuality of the mind of Europe.

02.01 - Our Ideal, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   To begin with, we refuse to admit or recognise that there is or is bound to be a contradiction or opposition between Matter and Spirit, between body and soul or between the human and the divine. We start with an experience, a realisation which declares the essential unity and identity of the duality. That is the thing that has to be posited first clear and nett. The question next arises how the two are one and identical; this demands some clarification. For, is it meant that they are one and the same in the sense that Zeus and Jupiter are the same or that water and H2O are the same? Apart from any barren theorising, is it not a universal and eternal and invariable experience that to attain to the Divine one must leave behind the human, to become the immortal one must cease to be a mortal and to live in the Spirit one has to deny Matter? The real answer, however, is that it is so and it is not so. The dilemma is not so trenchant as it has been made out to be.
   To the regard of one line of experience, Matter seems opposed to Spirit only so far as the actual and outer formulation of Matter is concerned: even then the opposition is only apparent and relative. This is the very crux of the problem. For, to such a regard Spirit becomes Matter also, it is also Matterannam brahma eva. Spirit is consciousness, cit; and Matter, it is said, is unconsciousness, acit. But unconsciousness need not be and is not, in our view, the absolute negation or utter absence of consciousness, it is only an involved or involute consciousness. If consciousness is wakefulness, unconsciousness is nothing more than forgetfulness: it is only an abeyance or suspension of consciousness, not annihilation.

02.01 - The World War, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Those that have stood against this Dark Force and its over-shadowing menaceeven though perhaps not wholly by choice or free-will, but mostly compelled by circumstancesyet, because of the stand they have taken, now bear the fate of the world on their shoulders, carry the whole future of humanity in their march. It is of course agreed that to have stood against the Asura does not mean that one has become sura, divine or godlike; but to be able to remain human, human instruments of the Divine, however frail, is sufficient for the purpose, that ensures safety from the great calamity. The rule of life of the Asura implies the end of progress, the arrest of all evolution; it means even a reversal for man. The Asura is a fixed type of being. He does not change, his is a hardened mould, a settled immutable form of a particular consciousness, a definite pattern of qualities and activitiesgunakarma. Asura-nature means a fundamental ego-centricism, violent and concentrated self-will. Change is possible for the human being; he can go downward, but he can move upward too, if he chooses. In the Puranas a distinction has been made between the domain of enjoyment and the domain of action. Man is the domain of action par excellence; by him and through him evolve new and fresh lines of activity and impulsion. The domain of enjoyment, on the other hand, is where we reap the fruits of our past Karma; it is the result of an accumulated drive of all that we have done, of all the movements we have initiated and carried out. It is a status of being where there is only enjoyment, not of becoming where there can be development and new creation. It is a condition of gestation, as it were; there is no new Karma, no initiative or change in the stuff of the consciousness. The Asuras are bhogamaya purusha, beings of enjoyment; their domain is a cumulus of enjoyings. They cannot strike out a fresh line of activity, put forth a new mode of energy that can work out a growth or transformation of nature. Their consciousness is an immutable entity. The Asuras do not mend, they can only end. Man can certainly acquire or imbibe Asuric force or Asura-like qualities and impulsions; externally he can often act very much like the Asura; and yet there is a difference. Along with the dross that soils and obscures human nature, there is something more, a clarity that opens to a higher light, an inner core of noble metal which does not submit to any inferior influence. There is this something More in man which always inspires and enables him to break away from the Asuric nature. Moreover, though there may be an outer resemblance between the Asuric qualities of man and the Asuric qualities of the Asura, there is an intrinsic different, a difference in tone and temper, in rhythm and vibration, proceeding as they do, from different sources. However cruel, hard, selfish, egocentric man may be, he knows, he admitsat times, if hot always, at heart, if not openly, subconsciously, if not wholly consciously that such is not the ideal way, that these qualities are not qualifications, they are unworthy elements and have to be discarded. But the Asura is ruthless, because he regards ruthlessness as the right thing, as the perfect thing, it is an integral part of his swabhava and swadharma, his law of being and his highest good. Violence is the ornament of his character.
   The outrages committed by Spain in America, the oppression of the Christians by Imperial Rome, the brutal treatment of Christians by Christians themselves (the inquisition, that is to say) or the misdeeds of Imperialists generally were wrong and, in many cases, even inhuman and unpardonable. But when we compare with what Nazi Germany has done in Poland or wants to do throughout the world, we find that there is a difference between the two not only in degree, but in kind.One is an instance of the weakness of man, of his flesh being frail; the other illustrates the might of the Asura, his very spirit is unwilling. One is undivine; the other antidivine, positively hostile. They who cannot discern this difference are colour-blind: there are eyes to which all deeper shades of colour are black and all lighter shades white.

02.03 - An Aspect of Emergent Evolution, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The fact is admitted, on the whole, unless one is a Fundamentalist and prefers still to live in the consciousness of a bygone century. Difference comes in when the question of explanations and of viewpoints regarding them is raised. A materialist like Professor Broad would consider Mind and Life as fundamentally formations of Matter, however different they might seem from each other and from the latter. Water, the so-called miracle product of Oxygen and Hydrogen, according to him, is as material as these two; even so Life and Mind, however miraculously produced, being born of Matter, are nothing but the same single reality, only in different forms. Others, who are more or less idealists, Alexander and Lloyd Morgan, for example (some of them call themselves neo-realists, however), would not view the phenomenon in the same way. Alexander says that Matter and Life and Mind are very different from each other; they are truly emergents, that is to say, novelties; but how the thing has been possible, one need not inquire; one should accept the fact with natural piety.
   Morgan proffers an explanation. He says that whatever there is, exists in God who is the all-continent. In fact, everything that is or was or shall be is in Him. And the evolutionary gradation expresses or puts in front, one by one, all the principles or types of existence that God holds in Himself. The explanation hardly explains. It simply posits the existence of Matter and Life and Mind and whatever is to come hereafter in the infinity of God, but the passage from one to another, the connecting link between two succeeding terms, and the necessity of the link, are left as obscure as before. Life is tagged on to Matter and Mind is tagged on to Life in the name of the Lord God.
   The problem in reality, however, is simple enough, if we allow the facts to speak for themselves and do not hesitate to accept the conclusions to which they inevitably lead. After Matter came Life; that is to say, out of Matter came Life, and that can only be because Life was involved in Matter. And if such a conclusion makes of Matter a potentially living thing, we shall have to accept the position. In the same way, Mind that followed Life came out of Life, because Mind was involved in Life; and if that means endowing Life with a secret mentality, well, there is no help for it. And if, as a natural consequence of the two premises we have to admit the existence of some kind of mind or consciousness secreted in Mattera minimal psychic life, according to McDougall that would be but what the Upanishads always declared: Creation -is a vibration of consciousness, and all things and all kinds of existence are only forms and modalities of consciousness.
   However, we thus arrive at Mind in following the evolutionary process. Now after Mind there emerges another principle which has been termed Deity. By Deity the emergent evolutionists mean the embodiment of the religious feelingpiety, charity, worship, love of God or of God's creatures. Indeed, saints and prophets are visible deities, embodiments of the Deity in the making. These represent another element in the evolutionary processa new evolute.

02.05 - Federated Humanity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Until the last great war it seemed that the nation (and country) was the largest living unit that human collectivity could admit without the risk of a break-up. Now it was at this momentous epoch that the first concept or shape of a larger federationtypified in the League of Nationsstirred into life and began to demand its lebensraum. It could not however come to fruition and stability, because the age of isolated nationhood had not yet passed and the principle of selfdetermination yet needed its absolute justification.
   The present war puts the problem in the most acute way. Shall it be still a nation or shall it be a "commonwealth" that must henceforth be the dynamic unit? Today it is evident, it is a fact established by the sheer force of circumstances that isolated, self-sufficient nations are a thing of the past, even like the tribes of the Hebrews or the clans of the Hittites. A super-nation, that is to say, a commonwealth of nations is the larger unit that Nature is in travail to bring forth and establish. That is the inner meaning of the mighty convulsions shaking and tearing humanity today. The empire of the pastan empire of the Roman type and patternwas indeed in its own way an attempt in the direction of a closely unified larger humanity; but it was a crude and abortive attempt, as Nature's first attempts mostly are. For the term that was omitted in that greater synthesis was self-determination. Centralisation is certainly the secret of a large organic unity, but not over-centralisation; for this means the submission and sacrifice of all other parts of at! organism to the undue demands and interests of only one organ which is considered as the centre, the metropolis. Such a system dries up in the end the vitality of the organism: the centre, sucking in all nourishment from the outlying members suffers from oedema and the whole eventually decays and disintegrates. That is the lesson the Roman Empire teaches us.

02.08 - The Basic Unity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There is one unity which cannot be denied to India, because Nature has given it and man cannot withdraw or annul it. It is the geographical, the physical unity. It is so clearly and indelibly marked that it has always been looked upon as a definite unit by all outside its boundaries; one may call in question the cultural unity, if one chooses, one may be sceptic about the spiritual unity, but the unity of the body leaps to the eyes, even as the clear contour of a living organism. As we know, however, an individual human frame may contain many personalities, many Jekylls and Hydes may lodge in the same physical tenement, even so, the physical unity that is India may harbour many and diverse independent elements. admitting even that, the problem does not end there, it is only the beginning. The problem that is set in such a case is, as has been pointed out by the psychologists, the problem of the integration of personality.
   A firm physical unity presupposes, at least posits the possibility of an integral unity. Otherwise the body itself would tend to break up and disintegrate. Such physical cataclysms are not unknown in Nature. However, a geographical unity cannot remain exclusively limited to itself; it brings about other unities by the very pressure, by the capillary action, as it were, of the boundary. The first unity that is called into being is the economic. A Zollverein (Customs Union) has almost always been the starting-point of a national union. Next or along with it comes the political unity. India's political and economic unity has been the great work of the British rule, however that rule might be distasteful to us. It is an illustration of Nature's method of compulsion and violence, when man's voluntary effort fails. India possesses a resounding roll of great names who endeavoured to give her this solid political and economic unity; Bharata, Yudhishthira, Asoka, Chandragupta, Akbar, Shivaji have all contri buted to the evergrowing unification of Indian polity. But still what they realised was not a stable and permanent thing, it was yet fluent and uncertain; it was only the hammerblow, the plastering, as one would say today, from an outside agency that welded, soldered and fixed that unity.

02.13 - On Social Reconstruction, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Still even if human nature in the mass is like this, what the totalitarian system does is to fix and eternise the mould. To admit Nature as it is and leave it at that, to arrange and organize things within that given framework, is, to say the least, only another form of the old laissez-faire system. Take Nature as it is, but go farther and beyond. That is the problem of all human endeavour.
   In ancient times too there were conscious attempts to build and remould human society. The Rishis were not merely spiritual seers, but creators of the social order also. They saw by their vision the inner truths of things, they found principles and laws, right principles and correct laws which establish peace and stability, on the one hand, no doubt, but on the other hand serve also as the frame for the growth and fulfilment of the individual being. The king with his executive body was there to see that the laws were observed and honoured. The later law-givers (the makers of codes, smritis) had not the direct and large vision of the Rishis, but they tried their best to maintain the laws as they understood them, elaborate them, change or modify wherever possible or needed under given circumstances. In ancient Europe too, it was Plato who envisaged the ideal Republic, a government of philosophers the wise who are not actively engaged in the turmoil of life, but stand aloof and detached and can see more of the game and accordingly legislate all the better. In modern times also the rise of a Feuhrer or a Dictator seems to have been a psychological necessity: the mass consciousness is in sore need of a guide, and as the right guide is not easily available, the way of the false prophet is smooth and wide open. As a protection and antidote against such a calamity, we tried here and there to found and organise a government of all talents.

02.14 - Appendix, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Thus, with this poet we gain admittance to the very heart, the innermost sanctuary of poetry where we fully realise what our old Indian critics had laid down as their final verdict, namely, that the poetic delight is akin to the Delight of Brahman.
   But even the moon has its spots, and in Wordsworth the spots are of a fairly considerable magnitude. Manmohan Ghose too had mentioned to us these defects. Much of Wordsworth is didactic and rhetoric, that is, of the nature of preaching, hence prosaic and non-poetical although couched in verse. Ghose used to say that even the Ode on the Intimations of Immortality which is so universally admired is mainly didactic and is by and large rhetoric, with very little real poetry in it. I must confess however that to me personally, some of its passages have a particular charm, like

02.14 - Panacea of Isms, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Communism cannot save humanity. For if it means the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, well, a healthy normal society will not bear or tolerate it longno Dictatorship, whether of one or of many, is likely to endure or bring in the millennium. In that sense communism is only a fascismo of small people fighting against a fascismo of big people. A society is not normally made up of proletarians only: it does not consist merely of lotus-eaters nor does it consist of hewers of wood and drawers of water (peasants and labourers) alone. Even a proletariate society will slowly and inevitably gravitate towards a stratification of its own. In its very bosom the bureaucracy, the military, the officialdom of a closed body will form a class of its own. A Lenin cannot prevent the advent of a Stalin. Even if the proletarians form the majority, by far a very large majority, even then the tyranny of the majority is as reprehensible as the tyranny of the minority. Communism pins its faith on struggle the class struggle, it says, is historically true and morally justifiable. But this is a postulate all are not bound to accept. Then again, if communism means also materialism (dialectical or any other), that also cannot meet and satisfy all the needs and urges of man, indeed it leaves out of account all the deeper yearnings that lie imbedded in him and that cannot be obliterated by a mere denial. For surely man does not live by bread alone, however indispensable that article may be to him: not even culture the kind admitted by communism, severely intellectual, rational, scientific, pragmaticcan be the be-all and end-all of human civilisation. Communistic Russia attempted to sweep away all traces of religion and church and piety; the attempt does not seem to have been very successful.
   As a matter of fact, Communism is best taken as a symptom of the disease society suffers from and not as a remedy. The disease is a twofold bondage from which man has always been trying to free himself. It is fundamentally the same "bondage which the great French Revolution sought most vigorously and violently to shake offan economic and an ideological bondage, that is to say, translated in the terms of those days, the tyranny of the court and the nobility and the tyranny of the Church. The same twofold bondage appears, again today combated by Communism, viz., Capitalism and Bourgeoisie. Originally and essentially, however, Communism meant an economic system in which there is no personal property, all property being held in common. It is an ideal that requires a good deal of ingenuity to be worked out in all details, to say the least. Certain religious sects within restricted membership tried the experiment. Indeed some kind of religious mentality is required, a mentality freed from normal mundane reactions, as a preliminary condition in order that such an attempt might be successful. A perfect or ideal communism may be possible only when man's character and nature has undergone a thorough and radical change. Till then it will be a Utopia passing through various avatars.

03.01 - The Evolution of Consciousness, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Science of the West has discovered evolution as the secret of life and its process in this material world; but it has laid more stress on the growth of form and species than on the growth of consciousness: even, consciousness has been regarded as an incident and not the whole secret of the meaning of the evolution. An evolution has been admitted by certain minds in the East, certain philosophies and Scriptures, but there its sense has been the growth of the soul through developing or successive forms and many lives of the individual to its own highest reality.
  For if there is a conscious being in the form, that being can hardly be a temporary phenomenon of consciousness; it must be a soul fulfilling itself and this fulfilment can only take place if there is a return of the soul to earth in many successive lives, in many successive bodies.

03.08 - The Spiritual Outlook, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The spiritual outlook is a global view, unlike the mental which is very often the view from a single angle or in rare cases, at the most, from a few angles. The ordinary man, even the most cultured and enlightened, has always a definite standpoint from which he surveys and judges; indeed without such a standpoint he would not be considered educated and worthy of respect. In other words, he aspects one side of his object and thus perceives only a partial truth. That there are other standpoints, that other people may view the same thing from other grounds does not trouble him or troubles him to the extent that he considers them all mistaken, illusory. He condescends to admit other standpoints if they are near enough to his, if they support or confirm it. Otherwise, if they are contrary or contradictory to what he perceives and concludes, then evidently they are to be discarded and thrown away into the dustbin as rubbish.
   The spiritual consciousness dawns precisely with the rejection of this monomania, this obsession of one-track mentality. It means, in other words, nothing les than coming out of the shell of one's egoism. To be able thus to come out of oneself, enter into others' consciousness, see things as others see them, that is the great initiation, the true beginning of the life of the spirit. For the Spirit is the truth of all things: all things, even what appears evil and reprehensible, exist and have their play because of a core of truth and force of truth in each. Mind and mind's external consciousness and practical drive compel one to take to a single line of perception and action and that which is more or less superficial and immediately necessary. But it is only when one withdraws from the drive' of Maya and gets behind, gets behind all opposing views and standpoints and tries to see what is the underlying truth that seeks to manifest in each that one enters the gateway of the spiritual consciousness.

03.09 - Buddhism and Hinduism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   For Hinduism means all things to all men, while a personal religion is meant truly for a certain type of persons. Hinduism recognises differences and distinction even while admitting the fundamental unity of mankind; it does not impose uniformity as the other type does. Hinduism embraces all varieties of religious experience; it is not based on a single experience however overwhelming that may be.
   Varying the metaphor we may say again that Buddhism rises sheer in its monolithic structure, an Asokan pillar towering in its linear movement; Hinduism has its towers, but they are part of a vast architecture, spread out on ample and chequered grounds-even like a temple city.

03.14 - Mater Dolorosa, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Some believers in God or in the Spirit admit that it is so. The world is the creation of another being, a not-God, a not-Spiritwhe ther Maya or Ahriman or the Great Evil. One has simply to forget the world, abandon earthly existence altogether as a nightmare. Peace, felicity one can possess and enjoy but not here in this vale of tears, anityam asukham lokam imam, but elsewhere beyond.
   Is that the whole truth? We, for ourselves, do not subscribe to this view. Truth is a very complex entity, the universe a mingled strain. It is not a matter of merely sinners and innocents that we have to deal with. The problem is deeper and more fundamental. The whole question is, where, in which world, on which level of consciousness do we stand, and, what is more crucial, how much of that consciousness is dynamic and effective in normal life. If we are in the ordinary consciousness and live wholly with that consciousness, it is inevitable that, being in the midst of Nature's current, we should be buffeted along, the good and the evil, as we conceive them to be, befalling us indiscriminately. Or, again, if we happen to live in part or even mainly in an inner or higher consciousness, more or less in a mood of withdrawal from the current of life allowing the life movements to happen as they list, then too we remain, in fact, creatures and playthings of Nature and we must not wonder if, externally, suffering becomes the badge of our tribe.

04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  No victory she admits of Death or Fate.
  Always she drives the soul to new attempt;

04.01 - The Divine Man, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But there is a still closer mystery, the mystery of mysteries. There has not been merely a general descent, the descent of a world-force on a higher plane into another world-force on a lower plane; but that there is the descent of the individual, the personal Godhead into and as an earthly human being. The Divine born as a man and leading the life of a man among us and as one of us, the secret of Divine Incarnation is the supreme secret. That is the mechanism adopted by the Divine to cure and transmute human illshimself becoming a man, taking upon himself the burden of the evil that vitiates and withers life and working it out in and through himself. Something of this truth has been caught in the Christian view of Incarnation. God sent upon earth his only begotten son to take upon himself the sins of man, suffer vicariously for him, pay the ransom and thus liberate him, so that he may reach salvation, procure his seat by the side of the Father in Heaven. Man corrupted as he is by an original sin cannot hope by his own merit to achieve salvation. He can only admit his sin and repent and wait for the Grace to save him. The Indian view of Incarnation laid more stress upon the positive aspect of the matter, viz, the role of the Incarnation as the inaugurator and establisher of a new order in lifedharmasasthpanrthya. The Avatar brings down and embodies a higher principle of human organisation, a greater consciousness which he infuses into the existing pattern, individual or collective, which has -served its purpose, has become otiose and time-barred and needs to be remodelled, has been at the most preparatory to something else. The Avatar means a new revelation and the uplift of the human consciousness into a higher mode of being. The physical form he takes signifies the physical pressure that is exerted for the corroboration and fixation of the inner illumination that he brings upon earth and in the human frame. The Indian tradition has focussed its attention upon the Goodreyasand did not consider it essential to dwell upon the Evil. For one who finds and sees the Good always and everywhere, the Evil does not exist. Sri Aurobindo lays equal emphasis on both the aspects. Naturally, however, he does not believe in an original evil, incurable upon earth and in earthly life. In conformity with the ancient Indian teaching he declares the original divinity of man: it is because man is potentially and essentially divine that he can become actually and wholly divine. The Bible speaks indeed of man becoming perfect even as the Father in Heaven is perfect: but that is due exclusively to the Grace showered upon man, not because of any inherent perfection in him. But in according full divinity to man, Sri Aurobindo does not minimise the part of the undivine in him. This does not mean any kind of Manicheism: for Evil, according to Sri Aurobindo, is not coeval or coterminous with the Divine, it is a later or derivative formation under given conditions, although within the range and sphere of the infinite Divine. Evil exists as a stern reality; even though it may be temporary and does not touch the essential reality, it is not an illusion nor can it be ignored, brushed aside or bypassed as something superficial or momentary and of no importance. It has its value, its function and implication. It is real, but it is not irremediable. It is contrary to the Divine but not contradictory. For even the Evil in its inmost substance carries or is the reality which it opposes or denies outwardly. Did not the very first of the apostles of Christ deny his master at the crucial moment? As we have said, evil is a formation necessitated by certain circumstances, the circumstances changed, the whole disposition as at present constituted changes automatically and fundamentally.
   The Divine then descends into the earth-frame, not merely as an immanent and hidden essencesarvabhtntratm but as an individual person embodying that essencemnu tanumritam. Man too, however earthly and impure he maybe, is essentially the Divine himself, carries in him the spark of the supreme consciousness that he is in his true and highest reality. That is how in him is bridged the gulf that apparently exists between the mortal and the immortal, the Infinite and the Finite, the Eternal and the Momentary, and the Divine too can come into him and become, so to say, his lower self.

04.02 - Human Progress, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Creation has evolved. That is to say, there has been a growth and unfoldment and progress. From nebulae to humanity the march cannot but be called an advance, a progress, in more senses than one. But the question is about man. Has man advanced, progressed since his advent upon earth? If so, in what manner, to what extent? Man has been upon earth for the last two million years, they say. From what has happened before him in the course of Nature's evolution, it is legitimate to infer that man too, in his turn, has moved forward in the line towards growth and development. In fact, if we admit that man started life as a savage or jungle-man or ape-man, and look at him as he is today, we have perforce to acknowledge that he has not merely changed but progressed too. The question to be answered is in what sense this progress has been made.
   Modern knowledge has taught us that what marks the growth of man is his use of tools. An animal has nothing else than its own limbs as its all-serving tool. Man emerged as man the day he knew how to use tools as an extension of his limbs. And the cycles of human growth have, in consequence, been marked off by the type of tools used. As we all know, anthropologists tell us, there have been four such cycles or ages: (1) the Old Stone Age, (2) the New Stone Age, (3) the Bronze Age and (4) the Iron Age.

04.03 - Consciousness as Energy, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The dynamic becoming, becoming a power and personality of the omnipotent Divine, is a secret well known to the Yogis and mystics. Only it has not been worked out in all its implications, not given the full value and importance rightfully due to it. The reason is that although the principle was discovered and admitted, the proper key had not been found that could release and manipulate the Energy at its highest potential and largest amplitude. Because the major tendency in the spiritual man till now has been rather to follow the path of nivtti than the path of pravtti, this latter path being more or less identified with the path of Ignorance. But there is a higher line of pravtti which means the manifestation of the Divine, not merely the expression of the inferior Nature.

04.03 - The Eternal East and West, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The East and the West are two recognised wings of humanity. Only the relation between them is somewhat in dispute. According to one view the two are quite separate and irreconcilable entities, because they embody two outlooks that are contradictory to each other. The other view is that they are not contradictory, however distinct they may be; they are complementary or supplementary to each other. The interaction between the two across the centuries recorded in history has been admitted and studied; it considerably influenced the growth and development of each in its line. Only the influence exerted some view with favour, others with disfavour. For some consider the mixture of influence, like that of blood, as a necessary condition of progress and creativity: others again are keen on maintaining, the purity of stock, the particular type of culture to which each is attached and any intrusion of a foreign vein they consider as a lowering, a degeneration of the type.
   We all know the great difference between the East and the West that has been pointed out and accepted generally as true is that of the spiritual East and the worldly or materialist West. Crudely and categorically formulated the truth remains no longer true. There is a very large amount of worldliness in the East, on the one hand, and on the other, mystics and spiritual seekers or leaders are not a rare phenomenon in the West. However, it can be said and admitted as a fact that there is in the East an atmosphere that is predominantly spiritual and one can more easily come in contact with it; whereas in the West it is the mental and material culture that predominates and the approach to it is nearer and closer to man. The science of the Spirit has received greater attention in the East; it has been studied, experimented, organised, almost consummated there in a supreme manner. Even as the science of Matter has reached its apotheosis in the West.
   Recognising the difference, the momentous question confronting us is what should be our next move: must we accept the one and reject the other for the sake of human progress and fulfilment, or that a harmony and synthesis is possible and is demanded?

04.04 - Evolution of the Spiritual Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Indeed, the tradition in the domain of spiritual discipline seems to have been always to realise once again what has already been realised by others, to rediscover what has already been discovered, to re-establish ancient truths. Others have gone before on the Path, we have only to follow. The teaching, the realisation is handed down uninterruptedly through millenniums from Master to disciple. In other words, the idea is that the fundamental spiritual realisation remains the same always and everywhere: the name and the form only vary according to the age and the surroundings. The one reality is called variously, says the Veda. Who can say when was the first dawn! The present dawn has followed the track of the infinite series that has gone by and is the first of the I infinite series that is to come. So sings Rishi Kanwa. For the core of spiritual realisation is to possess the consciousness, attain the status of the Spirit. This Spirit may be called God by the theist or Nihil by the Negativist or Brahman (the One) by the Positivist (spiritual). But the essential experience of a cosmic and transcendental reality does not differ very much. So it is declared that there is only one goal and aim, and there are, at the most, certain broad principles, clear pathways which one has to follow if one is to move in the right direction, advance smoothly and attain infallibly: but these have been well marked out, surveyed and charted and do not admit of serious alterations and deviations. The spiritual aspiration is a very definite and unitary movement and its fulfilment is also a definite and invariable status of the consciousness. The spiritual is a typal domain, one may say, there is no room here for sudden unforeseen variation or growth or evolution.
   Is it so in fact? For, if one admits and accepts the evolutionary character of human nature and consciousness, the outlook becomes somewhat different. According to this view, human civilisation is seen as moving through progressive stages: man at the outset was centrally lodged in and occupied with his body consciousness, he was an annamaya purua; then he raised himself and centred in the vital consciousness and so became fundamentally a prnamaya purua; next he climbed into the mental consciousness and became a maomaya purua; from that level again he has been attempting to go further beyond. On each plane the normal life is planned according to the central character, the lawdharmaof that plane. One can have the religious or spiritual experience on each of these planes, representing various degrees of growth and evolution according to the plane to which it is attached. It is therefore that the Tantra refers to three gradations of spiritual seekers and accordingly three types or lines of spiritual discipline: the animal (pau bhva), the heroic (vra bhva) and the godly or divine (deva bhva). The classification is not merely typal but also hierarchical and evolutionary in character.
   The Divine or the spiritual consciousness, instead of being a simple unitary entity, is a vast, complex, stratified reality. There are many chambers in my Father's mansion, says the Bible: many chambers on many stories, one may add. Also there are different levels or approaches that serve different seekers each with his own starting-point, his point de repaire. When one speaks of union with the Divine or of entering into the spiritual consciousness, one does not refer to the same identical truth or reality as any other. There is a physical Divine, a vital Divine, a mental Divine; and beyond the mindfrom where one may consider that the region of true spirit begins there are other innumerable modes, aspects, manifestations of the Divine.

04.06 - Evolution of the Spiritual Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Indeed, the tradition in the domain of spiritual discipline seems to have been always to realise once again what has already been realised by others, to rediscover what has already been discovered, to re-establish ancient truths. Others have gone before on the Path, we have only to follow. The teaching, the realisation is handed down uninterruptedly through millenniums from Master to disciple. In other words, the idea is that the fundamental spiritual realisation remains the same always and everywhere: the name and the form only vary according to the age and the surroundings. The one Reality is called variously, says the Veda. Who can say when was the first dawn! The present dawn has followed the track of the infinite series that has gone by and is the first of the infinite series that is to come. So sings Rishi Kanwa. For the core of spiritual realisation is to possess the consciousness, attain the status of the Spirit. This Spirit may be called God by the theist or Nihil by the Negativist or Brahman (the One) by the Positivist (spiritual). But the essential experience, of a cosmic and transcendental reality, does not differ very much. So it is declared that there is only one goal and aim, and there are, at the most, certain broad principles, clear pathways which one has to follow if one is to move in the right direction, advance smoothly and attain infallibly: but these have been well marked out, surveyed and charted and do not admit of serious alterations and deviations. The spiritual aspiration is a very definite and unitary movement and its fulfilment is also a definite and invariable status of the consciousness. The spiritual is a type domain, one may say, there is no room here for sudden unforeseen variation or growth or evolution.
   Is it so in fact? For if one admits and accepts the evolutionary character of human nature and consciousness, the outlook becomes somewhat different. According to this view, human civilisation is seen as moving through progressive stages: man at the outset was centrally lodged in and occupied with his body consciousness, he was an annamaya purua; then he raised himself and was centred in the vital consciousness and so became fundamentally a pramaya purua ; next the climbed into the mental consciousness and became the manomaya purua; from that level again he has been attempting to go further beyond. On each plane the normal life is planned' according to the central character, the lawdharmaof that plane. One can have the religious or spiritual experience on each of these planes, representing various degrees of grow and evolution according to the plane to which it is attached. It is therefore that the Tantra refers to three gradations of spiritual seekers and accordingly three types or lines of spiritual discipline: the animal (pau bhva) the heroic (Vra bhva) and the godly or divine (deva bhva). The classification is not merely typal but also hierarchical and evolutionary in character.
   The Divine or the spiritual consciousness, instead of being a simple unitary entity, is a vast, complex stratified reality. "There are many chambers in my Father's mansions", says the Bible: many chambers on many storeys, one may add. Also there are different levels or approaches that serve different seekers, each with his own starting-point, his point de repre. When one speaks of union with the Divine or of entering into the spiritual consciousness, one does not refer to the same identical truth or reality as any other. There is a physical Divine, a vital Divine, a mental Divine; and beyond the mindfrom where one may consider that the region of true spirit begins there are other innumerable modes, aspects, manifestations of the Divine.

04.09 - Values Higher and Lower, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   That is why, while we give our support to this new effort of Europe, we agree and even insist that the hoary spiritual tradition of India has still something to teach us moderns, some light to give us in our present predicament. For, although, the ideal is generally admitted in many places, the way to it is not clear. Since Nietzsche spoke of the surpassing of man, many are taken up with the ideal, but the means to effect it remains yet to be discovered: it is still under discussion, at least. As a matter of fact, the goal itself is none too clear and definite: sometimes we think of a saintly transformation of human nature, sometimes the growing power of Intuition, very vaguely and variously defined, replacing or supplementing intellect and thus adding a new asset to man's life and consciousness.
   The crucial problem however lies, in a sense, in the way that the goal is to be reached, in the modus operandi. How is the higher status, whatever it is, to be brought down, made effective, be established here on earth and in life. Ideals there have been always and many; evidently we do not know how to go about the business and actualise what is thought and dreamed. About the new ideal too, suggestions have been made with regard to the path to be followed to reach it and are being tried and tested. Some say a life of inner or ethical discipline, conscious effort on the part of each Individual for his own sake is needed: the higher reality must be reached first by a few individuals, it cannot be attained by 'mass action. Others declare that personal effort will not lead very far; if there is to be a great or fundamental change in human nature, it is the Divine Grace alone that can bring it about. The surpassing of man is a miracle and only the supreme magician as an Avatara can do it. Others, again, are not prone to believe in a physical Incarnationsomewhat difficult usually for a European mind but would accept subtler forces or even superior beings, other than the human category, as aids and agents in the working out of the great future.

05.02 - Physician, Heal Thyself, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It should have been proved beyond doubt by now that the fact is not so. The only way to cure the world outside is to cure oneself first inside. The ancient proverb still holds good: the macrocosm is only an enlargement of the microcosm, the microcosm is the macrocosm in miniature. The universe is a transcript, a projection on a large scale of the individual nature within. What is there is here and what is not here is not found there. When we see some wrong in the world, something that has got to be set right, instead of rushing out and trying to tackle it in the external field, if one were to hold oneself back and look within, one would surely find, perhaps to his surprise I and enlightenment, a very similar movement, often an exact I replica in one's own consciousness and character of what one finds in the larger anonymous movements of nature and society. Now it may be admitted that one has no control or almost none over one's nature; the outside world is beyond our reach and we cannot order or mould it as we like. But the smaller world which is ourselves is not too far or too great for us; our own individual nature and character is ours and we have been given sufficient freedom and power to reform, renew and remake it. That is the secret, although it seems to be a very simple truth, almost a truism.
   And if we cannot correct and mould as we wish the little world within which is our own, how can we expect to correct or change the vaster outer world? To leave oneself to be as one is and to try to make others change is evidently an absurd and self-contradictory proposition. On the other hand, if the first thing that one does is to correct oneself, then one will find, much to one's surprise and satisfaction, that there is very little to correct in the world, everything has been already corrected automatically.

05.05 - In Quest of Reality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Indeed the second way of approach to the problem is the positivist's own way. That is to say, let us take our stand on the terra firmaof the physical and probe into it and find out whether there are facts there which open the way or point to the other side of nature, whether there are signs, hints, intimations, factors involved there that lead to conclusions, if not inevitable, at least conformable to supraphysical truths. It is usually asserted, for example, that the scientist the positivist par excellencefollows a rigid process of ratiocination, of observation, analysis and judgment. He collects facts and a sufficient number of them made to yield a general law the probability of a generic factwhich is tested or exemplified by other correlate facts. This is however an ideal, a theoretical programme not borne out by actual practice, it is a rationalisation of a somewhat different actuality. The scientist, even the most hard-headed among them, the mathematician, finds his laws often and perhaps usually not by a long process of observation and induction or deduction, but all on a sudden, in a flash of illumination. The famous story of Newton .and the falling apple, Kepler's happy guess of the elliptical orbit of the planetsand a host of examples can be cited as rather the rule than the exception for the methodology of scientific discovery. Prof. Hadamard, the great French mathematician the French are well-known for their intransigent, logical and rational attitude in Science,has been compelled to admit the supreme role of an intuitive faculty in scientific enquiry. If it is argued that the so-called sudden intuition is nothing but the final outburst, the cumulative resultant of a long strenuous travail of thinking and reasoning and arguing, Prof. Hadamard says', in reply, that it does not often seem to be so, for the answer or solution that is suddenly found does not lie in the direction of or in conformity with the, conscious rational research but goes against it and its implications.
   This faculty of direct knowledge, however, is not such a rare thing as it may appear to be. Indeed if we step outside the circumscribed limits of pure science instances crowd upon us, even in our normal life, which would compel one to conclude that the rational and sensory process is only a fringe and a very small part of a much greater and wider form of knowing. Poets and artists, we all know, are familiar only with that form: without intuition and inspiration they are nothing. Apart from that, modern inquiries and observations have established beyond doubt certain facts of extra-sensory, suprarational perceptionof clairvoyance and clairaudience, of prophecy, of vision into the future as well as into the past. Not only these unorthodox faculties of knowledge, but dynamic powers that almost negate or flout the usual laws of science have been demonstrated to exist and can be and are used by man. The Indian yogic discipline speaks of the eight siddhis, super-natural powers attained by the Yogi when he learns to control nature by the force of his consciousness. Once upon a time these facts were challenged as facts in the scientific world, but it is too late now in the day to deny them their right of existence. Only Science, to maintain its scientific prestige, usually tries to explain such phenomena in the material way, but with no great success. In the end she seems to say these freaks do not come within her purview and she is not concerned with them. However, that is not for us also the subject for discussion for the moment.
   Well, let us proceed a little further. admitted the universeis a physical substance (although essentially of the nature of light admitted light is a physical substance, obeying the law of gravitation, as Einstein has demonstrated). Does it then mean that the physical universe is after all a dead inert insentient thing, that whatever the vagaries of the ultimate particles composing the universe, their structure, their disposition is more or less strictly geometrical (that is to say, mechanical) and their erratic movement is only the errantry of a throw of dicea play of possibilities? There is nothing even remotely conscious or purposive in this field.
   Let us leave the domain, the domain of inorganic matter for a while and turn to another set of facts, those of organic matter, of life and its manifestation. The biological domain is a freak in the midst of what apears to be a rigidly mechanistic material universe. The laws of life are not the laws of matter, very often one contravenes the other. The two converging lenses of the two eyes do not make the image twice brighter than the one produced by a single lens. What is this alchemy that forms the equation 1=1 (we might as well put it as 1+1=1)? Again, a living wholea cellfissured and divided tends to live and grow whollyin each fragment. In life we have thus another strange equation: part=whole (although in the mathematics of infinity such an equation is a normal phenomenon). The body (of a warm-blooded animal) maintaining a constant temperature whether it is at the Pole or at the Equator is a standing miracle which baffles mere physics and chemistry. Thirdly, life is immortal the law of entropy (of irrevocably diminishing energy) that governs the fate of matter does not seem to hold good here. The original life-cells are carried over physically from generation to generation and there is no end to the continuity of the series, if allowed to run its normal course. Material energy also, it is said, is indestructible; it is never destroyed, but changes form only. But the scientific conception of material energy puts a limit to its course, it proceeds, if we are to believe thermodynamics, towards a dead equilibrium there is no such thing as "perpetual movement" in the field of matter.
   Consciousness or thought in man, we know, is linked with the brain: and sentience which is the first step towards thought and consciousness is linked with the nervous system (of which the brain is an extension). Now the same Indian wizard who first, scientifically speaking, linked up the non-living with the living, has also demonstrated, if not absolutely, at least to a high degree of plausibility, that the plant also possesses a kind of rudimentary nervous system (although we accept more easily a respiratory system there). All this, however, one has to admit, is still a far cry from any intimation of consciousness in Matter. Yet if life is admitted to be involved in matter and consciousness is found to be involved in life, then the unavoidable conclusion is that Matter too must contain involved in it a form of consciousness. The real difficulty in the way of attri buting consciousness to Matter is our conception of consciousness which we usually identify with articulate thought, intelligence or reason. But these are various formations of consciousness, which in itself is something else and can exist in many other forms and formulations.
   One remarkable thing in the material world that has always attracted and captivated man's attention, since almost the very dawn of his consciousness, is the existence of a pattern, of an artistic layout in the composition and movement of material things. When the Vedic Rishi sings out: "These countless stars that appear glistening night after night, where do they vanish during the day?" he is awed by the inviolable rhythm of the Universe, which other sages in other climes sang as the music of the spheres. The presence of Design in Nature has been in the eyes of Believers an incontrovertible proof of the existence of a Designer. What we want to say is not that a watch (if we regard the universe as a watch) presupposes the existence of a watch-maker: we say the pattern itself is the expression of an idea, it involves a conception not imposed or projected from outside but inherent in itself. The Greek view of the artist's mode of operation is very illuminating in this connection. The artist, according to this view, when he carves out a statue for example, does not impose upon the stone a figure that he has only in his mind, but that the stone itself contains the figure, the artist has the vision to see it, his chisel follows the lines he sees imbedded in the stone. It is why we say that the geometry in the structure of a crystal or an atom or an astronomical system, the balance and harmony, the symmetry and polarity that govern the composition of objects and their relations, the blend of colour schemes, the marshalling of lines and the building of volumes, in a word, the artistic make-up, perfect in detail and in the ensemble that characterise all nature's body and limbs and finally the mathematical laws that embrace and picture as it were Nature's movements, all point to the existence of a truth, a reality whose characteristic marks are or are very much like those of consciousness and Idea-Force. We fight shy of the wordconsciousness for it brings in a whole association of anthropomorphism and pathetic fallacy. But in our anxiety to avoid a ditch let us not fall over a precipice. If it is blindness to see nothing but the spirit, it is not vision to see nothing but Matter.

05.06 - Physics or philosophy, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   So the scientists of today are waking up to this disconcerting fact. And some have put the question very boldly and frankly: do not all laws of Nature contain this original sin of the observer's interference, indeed may not the laws be nothing else but that? Thus Science has landed into the very heart the bog and quagmire, if you likeof abstruse metaphysics. Eddington says, there is no other go for Science today but to admit and delcare that its scheme and pattern of things, as described by what is called laws of Nature, is only a mental construct of the Scientist. The "wonderful" discoveries are nothing but jugglery and legerdemain of the mindwhat it puts out of itself unconsciously into the outside world, it recovers again and is astonished at the miracle. A scientific law is a pure deduction from the mind's own disposition. Eddington goes so far as to say that if a scientist is sufficiently introspective he can trace out from within his brain each and every law of Nature which he took so much pains to fish out from Nature by observation and experiment. Eddington gives an analogy to explain the nature of scientific law and scientific discovery. Suppose you have a fishing net of a particular size and with interstices of a particular dimension; you throw it into the sea and pull out with fishes in it. Now you count and assort the fishes, and according to the data thus obtained, you declare that the entire sea consists of so many varieties of fish and of such sizes. The only error is that you could not take into account the smaller fishes that escaped through the interstices and the bigger ones that did not at all fall into the net. Scientific statistics is something of this kind. Our mind is the net, and the pattern of Nature is determined by the mind's own pattern.
   Eddington gives us absolutely no hope for any knowledge of an objective world apart from the objectification of mind's own constructs. This is a position which a scientist, quascientist, finds it difficult to maintain. Remedies and loop-holes have been suggested with what result we shall presently see.
   So it is frankly admitted that what Science gives is not a faithful description of actuality, not a representation of material existence, but certain conventions or convenient signs to put together, to make a mental picture of our sensations and experiences. That does not give any clue to what the objective reality mayor may not be like. Scientific laws are mental rules imposed upon Nature. It may be asked why does Nature yield to such imposition? There must be then some sort of parallelism or commensurability between Nature and the observing Mind, between the pattern of Nature and the Mind's scheme or replica of it. If we successfully read into Nature things of the Mind, that means that there must be something very common between the two. Mind's readings are not mere figments, hanging in the air; for they are justified by their applicability, by their factual translation. This is arguing in a circle, a thorough-going mentalist like Eddington would say. What are facts? What is life? Anything more than what the senses and the mind have built up for us?
   Jeans himself is on the horns of a dilemma.2 Being a scientist, and not primarily a mathematician like Eddington, he cannot very well acquiesce in the liquidation of the material world; nor can he refute successfully the facts and arguments that Science itself has brought forward in favour of mentalism. He wishes to keep the question open for further light and surer grounds. In the meanwhile, however, he is reconciled to a modified form of mentalism. The laws of Nature, he says, are surely subjective in the sense that astronomical or geographical concepts, for example, such as the system of latitudes, longitudes, equator and axis, ellipse and quadrant and sextant, are subjective. These lines and figures are' not drawn physically upon the earth or in space: they are mental constructs, they are pointers or notations, but they note and point to the existence and the manner of existence of real objects in a real world.
   In other words, one tries to come back more or less to the common-sense view of things. One does not argue about what is naturally given as objective reality; whatever the mental gloss over it, it is there all the same. One accepts it, takes it on trust, if you likeone can admit even that it is an act of faith, as Russell and the Neo-Realists would maintain.
   But Jeans' position is remarkable and very significant in one respect. When cornered in the process of argument, feeling that the world is inexorably dematerialised and mentalised, he suggests an issue which is natural to a philosopher, a mystic philosopher alone. Well, let him state his position in his own words, the passage, I repeat, is so remarkable and significant:
   Jeans is not alone to have such a revolutionary and unorthodox view. He seems to take courage from Dirac also. Dirac too cannot admit an annihilation of the material world. His proposal to save and salvage it follows a parallel line. He says that the world presented or pictured by physical science may not be and is not the actual world, but it posits a substratum of reality to which it conforms: the pattern presented by subjective laws is so composed because of a pressure, an impact from an analogous substratum. There is no chain of causal relation in the pattern itself, the relation of causality is between the substratum reality and the pattern that it bodies forth. Here again we find ourselves at the end of physical inquiry driving straight into the tenuous spaces of spiritual metaphysics. We have one more example of how a modern physicist is metamorphosed into a mystic. What Dirac says is tantamount to the very well-known spiritual experience that the world as it appears to us is a vesture or symbol of an inner order of reality out of which it has been broadcastsah paryagtand the true causes of things are not on the surface, the so-called antecedents, but behind in the subtler world called therefore the causal world, kraa jagat.
   Even Eddington is not so absurd or impossible as it may seem to some. He says, as we have seen, that all so-called laws of Nature can be discovered from within the mind itself, can be deduced logically from psychologically given premises: no empiricial observation or objective experimentation is necessary to arrive at them: they are found a priori in the subject. Now, mystic experience always lays stress on extra-sensory knowledge: it declares that such a knowledge is not only possible, but that this alone is the right and correct knowledge. All thingsmatter and mind and life and allbeing but vibrations of consciousness, even as the colours of a spectrum are vibrations, electro-magnetic waves of different frequency, mystic discipline enables one to enter into that condition in which one's consciousness mingles with all consciousness or with another particular consciousness (Patanjali's term is samyama), and one can have all knowledge that one wishes to have by this inner contact or concentration or identification, one discovers the knowledge within oneself, no external means of sense observation and experimental testing, no empirical inductive process is needed. We do not say that Eddington had in view anything of this kind, but that his attitude points in this direction.
   That seems to be the burden, the underlying preoccupation of modern physical science: it has been forced to grope towards some kind of mystic perception; at least, it has been put into a frame of mind, due to the crumbling of the very fundamentals of the past structure, which is less obstructive to other sources and spheres and ways of knowledge. Certainly, we must admit that we have moved very far from Laplace when we hear today a hard-boiled rationalist like De Broglie declare:
   The idealisations more or less schematic that our mind builds up are capable of representing certain facets of things, but they have inherent limitations and cannot contain within their frames all the richness of the reality. 4

05.07 - The Observer and the Observed, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But in the end a difficulty arose in the operation of observation. It proved to be not a simple process. The scientific observer requires for his observation the yard-stick and the time-piece. Now, we have been pushed to admit a queer phenomenon (partly by observation and partly by a compelling deduction) that these two measuring units are not constant; they change with the change of system, that is to say, according to the velocity of the system. In other words, each observer has his own unit of space and time measure. So the elimination of the personal element of the observer has become a complicated mathematical problem, even if one is sure of it finally.
   There is still something more. The matter of calculating and measuring objectively was comparatively easy when the object in view was of medium size, neither too big nor too small. But in the field of the infinite and the infinitesimal, when from the domain of mechanical forces we enter into the region of electric and radiant energy, we find our normal measuring apparatus almost breaks down. Here accurate observation cannot be made because of the very presence of the observer, because of the very fact of observation. The ultimates that are observed are trails of light particles: now when the observer directs his eye (or the beam oflight replacing the eye) upon the light particle, its direction and velocity are interfered with: the photon is such a tiny infinitesimal that a ray from the observer's eye is sufficient to deflect and modify its movement. And there is no way of determining or eliminating this element of deflection or interference. The old Science knew certainly that a thermometer dipped in the water whose temperature it is to measure itself changes the initial temperature. But that was something calculable and objective. Here the position of the observer is something like a "possession", imbedded, ingrained, involved in the observed itself.

05.08 - An Age of Revolution, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Looked at from below with the eye of reason and sense observation straining at it, the thing that appears only as a possibility-at best, as a probabilityis revealed to the eyes of vision surveying from above as a selfevident reality, a reality before which the apparent realities posited by sense and reason become subsidiary and auxiliary, far-off echoes. The facts of sense-perception are indeed the branches spread out below while the root of the tree lies above: in other words, the root-reality is consciousness and all that exist are vibrations of that consciousness extended and concretised. This is the truth which modem science, in its farthest advances, would like to admit but dare not.

05.09 - The Changed Scientific Outlook, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Science has not spiritualised (or idealised or mentalised) the world; it has not spiritualised itself. Agreed. But what it has done is remarkable. First, with its new outlook it has cut away the ground from where it was wont to give battle to religion and spirituality, it has abjured its cast-iron strait-jacket mentality which considered that senses and syllogism encompass all knowledge and objects of knowledge. It has learnt humility and admits of the possibility of more things there being in heaven and earth which are not amenable to its fixed co-ordinates. Secondly, it has gone at times even beyond this attitude of benevolent neutrality. For certain of its conclusions, certain ways of formulation seem to echo other truths, other manners. That is to say, if Science by itself is unable to reach or envisage the spiritual outlook, yet the position it has reached, the vistas it envisages seem to be not perhaps exactly one with, but in line with what our vision (of the scientific world) would be like if once we possess the spiritual eye. Matter, Science says today, is energy and forms of matter, objects, are various vibrations of this one energy. What is this energy? According to science, it is electrical, radiant, ethereal (Einstein replaces "ether" by "field")biological science would venture to call it life energy. You have only to move one step farther and arrive at the greater and deeper generalisationMatter is a mode of the energy of consciousness, all forms of Matter are vibrations of consciousness.

05.09 - Varieties of Religious Experience, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The special gift of the Chaldean line of discipline lay in another direction. It cultivated not so much the higher lines of spiritual realisation but was occupied with what may be called the mid regions, the occult world. This material universe is not moved by the physical, vital or mental forces that are apparent and demonstrable, but by other secret and subtle forces; in fact, these are the motive forces, the real agents that work out and initiate movements in Nature, while the apparent ones are only the external forms and even masks. This occultism was also practised very largely in ancient Egypt from where the Greeks took up a few threads. The MysteriesOrphic and Eleusiniancultivated the tradition within a restricted circle and in a very esoteric manner. The tradition continued into the Christian Church also and an inner group formed in its heart that practised and kept alive something of this ancient science. The external tenets and dogmas of the Church did not admit or tolerate this which was considered as black magic, the Devil's Science. The evident reason was that if one pursued this line of occultism and tasted of the power it gave, one might very likely deviate from the straight and narrow path leading to the Spirit and spiritual salvation. In India too the siddhis or occult powers were always shunned by the truly spiritual, although sought by the many who take to the spiritual lifeoften with disastrous results. In Christianity, side by side with the major saints, there was always a group or a line of practicants that followed the occult system, although outwardly observing the official creed. It is curious to note that often where the original text of the Bible speaks of gods, in the plural, referring to the deities or occult powers, the official version translates it as God, to give the necessary theistic value and atmosphere.
   But if occultism is to be feared because of its wrong use and potential danger, spirituality too should then be placed on the same footing. All good things in the world have their deformation and danger, but that is no reason why one should avoid them altogether. What is required is right attitude and discrimination, training and discipline. Viewed in the true light, occultism is dynamic spirituality; in other words, it seeks to express and execute, bring down to the material life the powers and principles of the Spirit through the agency of the subtler forces of mind and life and the subtle physical.

05.28 - God Protects, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Have life and property then no value in the eye of God? To the divine consciousness are these things mere my, transient objects of ignorance, ties that bind the soul to earth and have to be cut away and thrown behind? We at least do not hold that opinion. We hold that life and property are valuable, they are significant: they become so in reference to the individual who has them. The life that is dedicated to the Divine, the life that is in some way connected with the higher consciousness, through which something of the world of light and delight comes down into our mortality acquires a special worth and naturally calls for divine protection. Likewise the property placed at the service of the Divine, which is used as an instrument for the Divine's own work upon earth, the Divine will surely protect, for it is then part of his grandeur and glory, aishwarya. Life and property become indeed sacred and inviolable when they are put at the disposal of the Divine for his use in the fulfilment of the cosmic design. As we know, life and property under present conditions upon earth are possessions of the undivine forces, they are weapons through which God's enemies hold sway over earth. Therefore life and property that seek to be on God's side run a great risk, they are in the domain of the hostiles and therefore need special protection. The Divine extends that protection, but under conditions for his rule in the material field is not yet absolute. The Asura too extends his protection to his agents, and his protection appears sometimes, if not often, more effective; for the present world is under his domination and all forces and beings obey him; God and the godly have to admit his terms and work out their design on that basis.
   The conditions under which the Divine's protection can come are simple enough, but difficult to fulfil completely and thoroughly. The ideal conditions that ensure absolute safety are an absolute trust and reliance on the Divine Force, a tranquillity and fearlessness that nothing shakes, .whatever the appearances at the moment, the spirit and attitude of an unreserved self-giving that whatever one is and one has is God's. Between that perfect state at the peak of consciousness and the doubting and hesitant and timid mind at the lower end that of St. Peter, forexample, at his weakest moment there are various gradations of the conditions fulfilled and the protection given is variable accordingly. Not that the Divine Grace acts or has to act according to any such hard and fast rule of mechanics, there is no such mathematical Law of Protection in the scheme of Providence. And yet on the whole and generally speaking Providence, Divine Intervention, acts more or less successfully according to the degree of the soul's wakefulness on the plane that needs and possesses the protection.

05.31 - Divine Intervention, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   What we have named Intervention is also known popularly as Providence. It is the element of the incalculable and the unforeseen in Nature. Nature, in one respect, seems to be a closed circle: it is a rigid mechanism and its movements are very definite and absolutely fixed admitting of no change or variation whatsoever. That was the idea which governed our earlier scientists when they spoke or the Law of Nature. Law of Nature was to them, in the great Sophoclean phrase, something indelible and inviolable, immemorially the same which no man or god dare alter or disobey. Laplace, one of the pioneers of the scientific outlook, said, in fact, that he could very well imagine a mathematician recording and calculating all the forces that act and react in the world and from the present position of things foretell the time and place of each and every event in the cosmic field. The idea of Karma, or Kismet, is a parallel conception in the domain of human nature and character. The chain reaction of cause and effect" is rigorous and absolute, follows a single line of movement and possesses a rigidly predetermined disposition. The principle is equally applicable either to a phenomenon of the physical world or to that of man's inner consciousness.
   But we have arrived today at a stage when this old-world view has perforce to be discarded. We can no longer take Laplace seriously: for scientists themselves have established as a fact in physical Nature the indeterminacy of her movements, the impossibility of foretelling a laLaplace, not because of any deficiency in the human instrument but because of the very nature of things. Science is of course at a loss to explain the why or even the how of this indeterminacy. We say, however, that it is nothing but the intrusion of another, a different kind of force in the field of the forces actually at play. That force comes from a higher, a subtler level. Things and forces move in their ordinary round, according to the normal laws, bound ,within their present frame: but always there drops in from elsewhere an unknown element, a force or energy or impulse of another quality, which causes a shift of emphasis in the actual, brings about a change unaccountable and unforeseen. This is what is called miracle: the imposition of a higher law, a generic law governing subtler forms and forces upon an inferior and grosser sphere. And the higher or subtler the plane from which the new force descends the plane can be anything between the one nearest to the material, the subtle physical or ethereal, and the one nearest to the other extreme, the spiritual the greater will be the change in nature, quality and extent in the lower order. Such miracles, interventions, providential happenings are not rare. They are always occurring, only they do not attract attention. For it is these phenomena that are the real causes of all progresscosmic as well as individual. Evolution is based upon this truth of Nature.
   Man is not bound to the present pattern or complex of his nature and character: he is not irrevocably fixed to the framea Procrustean bedgiven by the parallelogram of actual forces in or around him. Always he can call down forces or forces can descend into him from otherwhere and bring about a change, even a revolution in the mode and make-up of his character and nature and life. What we call "opening" in our. Sadhana refers to this factor in our consciousness. It means the possibility of the descent of a higher force in our normal nature. Nature is not such a solid stream-lined structure as not to admit of any interstices in it. We know of the comparatively vast spaces that separate atom from atom, the immense emptiness across which even the ultimate nuclear particles have to act upon each other. These are the loop-holes in the great net and it is precisely through them that other forces percolate.
   Man or Nature does not mark time; they are always on the march. The march would have been a thrice vicious circle, a mere issueless repetition of the old and the agelong but for this stress of a higher destiny behind. Great souls, Vibhutis, Avatars themselves are incarnations of such descents of higher and other forces from toprung sources.

05.33 - Caesar versus the Divine, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." We do not subscribe to the motto. We do not admit that the world and the spirit are irreconcilables and incommensurables. On the contrary we assert their essential unity and identity. The spiritual force is not and need not be impotent or out of place in Caesar's domain. Rather it is the spiritual man who alone can possess the secret of mastering the forces that work out mundane things, perfectly and faultlessly.
   But then, it may be asked, how is it that in the history of the world we find men of action, great dynamic personalities to be mostly not spiritual but rather mundane in their character and outlook? Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, Chandragupta, Akbar, even Shivaji, were not spiritual personalities; their actions were of the world and of worldly nature. And the force they wielded cannot be described as spiritual, and yet how effective it was, what mighty changes it brought about in the affairs of men! And do we not actually see in the lives of saints and true spiritual souls that the force of the spirit, if force it can be called, moves away from the field of dynamism, turns towards a plane or height where all incentives and impulses to action fall silent and vanish in the end? The spiritual force is applied to negate all mundane activity, to get out of the profane field of life. That is the skill of Yoga referred to in the Gita, that is how we are to understand the injunction to see "inaction in action", and "action in inaction".
   Now there are several things to be distinguished here. First of all, even if it is accepted as true that in the past it is worldly men alone who were dynamically active in the world and that spiritual men were men of inaction whose role was to withdraw from the world, at least to be passive and indifferent with regard to mundane activities, that does not prove that it is an eternal truth and it is bound to be so ever and always. We must remember, if we admit the evolutionary character of Nature, of man and his growth and fulfilment, that spirituality in one of its forms at an early stage is and should be a movement of withdrawal, of diminishing dynamism in the sense of an "introversion". For when man still lives mostly in the vital domain and is full of the crude life urge, when the animal is still dominant in him (as the Tantrik discipline also points out), then a rigorous asceticism and self-denial is needed for the purification and sublimation of the nature. At that stage powers and dynamic capacities that often develop in the course of such discipline should also be carefully avoided and discarded; for they are more likely to bring down the consciousness to the ordinary level. But if that were the procedure and principle in the past, one need not eternise it into the present and the future. We Believe mankinda good part of mankind in its inner consciousness has advanced sufficiently on the vital level as to be able to give a new turn to his life and follow a different course of development. If he has not totally outgrown the animal, at least some higher element has been superimposed on it or infused into it and he can very well find the fulcrum of his nature in this superior station and order a new pattern of values and way of becoming. In other words, he need no longer altogether shun or avoid the so-called inferior forces the physico-vitalin him, but try to control and utilise them for higher diviner purposes in the world, upon the earth. For the earth embodies after all the crucial complex. Whatever is to be done in the end has to be done here, effected and established here. The withdrawal was needed for a purification and husbanding of the forces so that they may be brought forth and applied at the proper time and place, it is reculer pour mieux sauter, to fall back in order to leap forward all the better.
   In reality, however, to a vision that sees behind and beyond the appearances, spirituality the force of the Spiritis ever dynamic: the spiritual soul, even when it appears passive and inert, is most active not merely in the subtle psychological domain, but also in the material field. To the gross pragmatic eye Ramakrishna, for example, appears as a less dynamic personality, a less strong and heroic, if not positively weaker character than Vivekananda. Well, that is only face-value reading. Vivekananda himself knew and felt and said that he was only one of hundreds of Vivekanandas that his simple and, modest-looking Guru could create if he chose. Even so a Ramdas. Ramdas was not merely a spiritual adviser to Shivaji, concerned chiefly with the inner salvation and development of his disciple, and only secondarily with the gross material activities, the things of Caesar. The two domains are not separate at least in this case: the spiritual here directly and dynamically affects the physical. The spiritual guide is the dynamo the matrixof the power, the power spiritual; he wields and marshals the hidden, the secret forces that are behind the outward forms and movements. And the disciple by his attitude of obeisance and receptivity becomes all the better a channel and instrument for the actual play and fulfilment of that force. A Govind Singh is another instance of spiritual power made dynamic in mundane things. And we always have the classical instance of Rajarshi Janaka.

05.34 - Light, more Light, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This spontaneous recognition of the light in you is also called, in the Yogic language, openness. It means you are ready, at least, something in you is ready, to accept and admit the light when it presents itself before you. If you have any hesitation to receive it for its own sake, if you wish to corroborate your initial perception you can look for its sign manual: the peace, the freedom, the elevation, the quiet certitude, the exquisite sweetness or gladness it brings, its own luminosity which is found neither here nor elsewhere but in its own body of self.

07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Man's mind shall admit the sovereignty of Truth
  And body bear the immense descent of God."

07.14 - The Divine Suffering, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Divine's compassion, translated in the individual physical consciousness, becomes a sorrow that is not egoistic, a sorrow that is an expression of one's identification with the universal sorrow through sympathy. I have described the experience at some length in one of the Prayers and Meditations. I spoke there of the sweetest tears that I shed in life; for those tears were not for my sake, I was not weeping for myself. In almost every case man grieves for egoistic reasons, in the human way. Whenever anyone loses a person he loves, he suffers and weeps, not over the condition of the person: in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred or even more, people do not know in what condition the person gone may be, do not and cannot know if the person is happy or unhappy, if he is suffering or is in peace. It is the sense of separation that causes the grief, the feeling that he will not be with them anymore which they so much wish. At the root of all human sorrow, there lies this return upon one's own self, more or less conscious, more or less admitted. But when you feel unhappy for the unhappiness of others, there comes in a mixture. That is to say, to your personal grief is added a psychic element which I described as the reversed image of the Divine Compassion. Now, if you can distinguish between the two, the personal anguish and the disinterested sorrow, come out of what is egoistic and concentrate upon the divine element, make yourself one with it, then you can in that way come in contact with the great universal compassion, which is something immense, vast, calm, mighty, pro-found, which is perfect peace and infinite Bliss. If you know then how to enter into your suffering, go down to the very bottom of it, pass beyond the portion that is egoistic and personal, go farther on, then you arrive at the door of a wonderful revelation. Not that you should seek suffering for the sake of the suffering and in order to have the experience; but when it is there, when it has come upon you, then try what I have suggested, cross the border, the barrier of egoism in your suffering: note first where is the egoistic part, what is it that makes you suffer, what is the egoistic reason of your suffering, then step across and beyond, towards something universal, towards a greater principle. You enter then into the vast, the infinite compassion, the door of the Psychic opens for you. If, in that domain, you see me in tears, as you say you did in your dream, then you can identify yourself with me at the moment, enter into those tears as it were, melt into them. That will open the door and it will bring you an experience, a very unique experience that leaves always a deep mark upon the consciousness. It is never blotted out altogether even if the door closes again and you become once more what you are in your ordinary movements. That experience, that mark remains behind and you can recall it, go back to it, refer to it in your moments of concentration. You feel then the immensity of an infinite sweetness, a great peace, pervading all your being, it is not in your thought only; it goes out and sympathises with everything and can cure everything.
   Only you must sincerely wish, you must have the will, to be cured. Everything lies there. Now I always come back to the same theme. You must be sincere. If you want an experience for the sake of the experience and, once you have it, to go back to your ordinary ways, that will not do. You must sincerely will to be curedcured precisely of the ordinary waysyou must have the aspiration, the true aspiration to overcome the obstacle, to mount up and up, above and beyond yourself, so that you may drop all that pulls you back, drags you down, to break all limits, clarify and purify yourself, rid yourself of all that lies in your way. If you have this will, the true intense will not to fall back into past errors, to rise out of obscurity and ignorance towards the light, shorn of all that is human, too humantoo small, too ignorant then that will and that aspiration shall act, act gradually, strongly and effectively bringing you a complete and definitive result. But beware, there must be nothing that clings to the old movements, that does not declare itself but hides its head and when the occasion is opportune puts up its snout.

07.25 - Prayer and Aspiration, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   To sum up then it can be said that a prayer is always formed of words. Words have different values, according to the state of consciousness of the person when he formulates it. But always prayer is a formulated thing. But one can aspire without formulating. And then, prayer needs a person to whom one prays. There is, of course, a certain class of people whose conception of the universe is such that there is no room in it for the Divine (the famous French scientist Laplace, for example). Such people are not likely to favour the existence of any being superior to themselves to whom they can appeal or look up for guidance and help. There is no question of prayer for them. But even they, though they may not pray, may aspire. They may not believe in God, but they may believe, for example, in progress. They may conceive of the world as a progressive movement, that it is becoming better and better, rising higher and higher, growing constantly to a nobler fulfilment. They can ask for, will for, aspire for such progress; they need not look for the Divine. Aspiration requires faith, certainly, but not faith necessarily in a personal God. But prayer is always addressed to a person, a person who hears and grants it. There lies the great difference between the two. Intellectual people admit aspiration, but prayer they consider as something inferior, fit for unintellectual persons. The mystics say, aspiration is quite all right, but if your aspiration is to be heard and fulfilled, you must also pray, know how to pray and to whomwho else but the Divine? The aspiration need not be towards any person; the aspiration is not for a person, but for a state of consciousness, a knowledge, a realisation. Prayer adds to it the relation to a person. Prayer is a personal thing addressed to a person for a thing which he alone can grant.

07.35 - The Force of Body-Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There is nothing impossible in the world. We ourselves put the bar: always we say, this is possible, that is impossible, one can do this, one cannot do that. Sometimes we admit a thing to be possible but ask who would do it, so it is impossible and so on. Like slaves, like prisoners we bind ourselves to our limits. You call it common sense, but it is a stupid, narrow and ignorant sense; it does not truly know the laws of life. The laws of life are not what we think them to be, what our mind or intellect conceives them to be; they are quite otherwise.

07.36 - The Body and the Psychic, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   So I say and we are bound to admit that it is an exceptional virtue in the human being to bear the psychic in him. But to tell the truth, he does not seem to have profited much by it. He does not look like considering his virtue as something very desirable, from the manner he has been treating this presence. He prefers to it his mental ideals, he prefers to it his vital demands and he prefers to it his physical habits. I do not know how many of you have read the Bible. But there is a story that I used to like always. There were two brothers, Esau and Jacob. Esau had gone out hunting and felt tired and hungry. He came back home and found his brother preparing a dish. He asked Jacob to feed him. Jacob said he would give him food if he, Esau, sold his birthright to him. Esau said, of what use is the birthright to me now, and sold it to his brother. You understand the significance? You can of course take it quite in the superficial way. But I took it differently. The birthright is the right to be the son of God. And Esau was quite ready to give up his divine right for a mess of pottage. It is an old story, but it is eternally true.

08.24 - On Food, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This energy that one takes in, if you reflect upon the matter you will easily admit, is the vital energy that is in the plant or the animal and logically it is of an inferior quality to that which should be man's who is supposed to be on a higher level in the scale of species. So it is impossible to eat without absorbing a large quantity of unconsciousness. Inevitably that makes you heavy and dense. And if you are in the habit of eating much, a good part of your consciousness is engaged in digesting and assimilating what you eat. Thus if you do not take food, that already frees you from this unconsciousness that you have no longer to assimilate and transform within you: in order to liberate energy in you. Then, as there is an instinct in the being to make up for the energy spent, if you do not gather it from food i.e. from below, you make automatically an effort to draw it from the universal vital energy which is free around you. And if you can assimilate that energy, assimilate it directly, then there is no limit to your energy.
   It is not like your stomach which can digest only a limited quantity of food and this food again can give out only a portiona very small portionof its energy. For after the energy spent in swallowing, masticating, digesting, etc. how much of it still remains available? If, on the other hand, you learnyou learn instinctively, it is a kind of instinctto draw from the universal energy which is freely available in the world and in any quantity, you can take it in and absorb as much as you are capable of doing. Thus, as I have said, when there is not the support from below coming from food, the body makes an automatic movement to get the needed energy from the environment. It gets at times, more than enough, even an overdose and that puts you in a state of tension or stimulation. And if your body is strong and can remain without food for some time, then you can maintain your poise and utilise the energies in all waysto make inner progress, for example, to become more conscious, to change your nature. But if your body does not have much reserve, it gets easily weakened by fast, then there occurs a disharmony between the intensity of the energies you absorb and the capacity of the body to hold them and that upsets you. You lose your poise, the equilibrium of the forces is broken and anything can happen. In any case, if such a thing happens, you lose a good deal of self-control, you get excited and this unnatural excitement you consider as a higher state of consciousness. But it is an inner unbalance, nothing more. Otherwise, in that state your senses get refined and receptive. Thus when you fast and do not draw energy from below, if you smell a flower, you feel nourished, the perfume you brea the in serves as food, it gives you energy and this you would not have known but for the fasting.

08.30 - Dealing with a Wrong Movement, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In the beginning you need a great perseverance in seeking out the thing. For normally when you are in search of these things, the mind comes in and deploys a thousand and one reasons and favourable explanations so that you may not pursue the enquiry. It tells you: "No, it is not your fault at all; it is the circumstances, it is the people, it is things coming from outside, it is this and it is that," all excellent excuses, and if you are not firm in your resolution, you let things go on and you remain where you were; the thing will come back to trouble you again and you have to begin all over once more. But if you have done the operation, everything is done with. Do not trust the mind and its explanations. It might inspire you to say: "Yes, yes, on other occasions it was like that, I admit, I was indeed in the wrong; but this time, I am sure, it is not my fault etc., etc." If you do not deal firmly with your adversary, it will be always there, hiding in the subconscient, lodged there comfortably, coming up any day you are off your guard. I have seen people cherishing the evil in this way for more than thirty-five years. And if one does not go about it in the right way, there is no reason why the things should not continue life after life. The only safe way then is to do the operation, cost what it may. For it gives you the final relief. I say, when you throw the beam of light upon the spot, it burns, it seres. But you must bear it. You must have the sincerity that does not allow you to draw back, to cover up the place and retire. You must instead throw it wide open, receive the blow straight upon you.
   I have told you to seek out the place where the hidden thing lies. The black thing has many a cosy corner in your being. There are people who have it in the head, some in the heart, others down below; but wherever it is when you track it down it has the same look, the little black creature rolled up, not bigger than a pea but hard and firmly set, a microbe-size snake coiled up. If it is something in the head it becomes somewhat difficult to discover. For the head is full of wrong ideas and it is not easy to put it into order for pursuing the right track. A comparatively easier place to discover and to cure is in the heart, though here it gives the greatest pain. But here it is found more easily and cured also most radically. Down below in the vital things are very confused and obscure. All things are mixed up in a veritable chaos. The movements are also more violent, more uncontrollable and ignorant. Here are all the movements of anger, pride, ambition, passion, all attachments and sentimentalities, the hunger that you call love. And there are a hundred others. There are as many kinds in the head too. There it is the perversions of thought, all the betrayals, the betrayals of your soul. It is inconceivable how one betrays one's soul, in how many ways, how persistently, the decisions, the points of view, the favourable explanations which your brain supplies to buttress you against your perception that you have done something wrong. You have to disentangle all this, put each thing in its place, throw upon each the light of your true consciousness and judgeburn, purify or transform.

08.35 - Love Divine, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Now to come out of the ego, you must have naturally, first of all, the will to do so. The surest way to do it is to give yourself to the Divine, not to pull the Divine towards you but to abandon yourself to Him. That is how you start forgetting yourself. Usually when people think of the Divine, the immediate impulse in them is to pull Him (or whatever they represent Him to be) towards themselves, within themselves. The result generally is that they receive nothing; and they grumble: "Oh, I called and called, I prayed and prayed, but there was no answer, I received nothing, nothing came." But before grumbling, ask yourself if you had offered yourself. You would find that instead of offering yourself you had pulled. Instead of being generous, open-handed and open-hearted, you were a miser, a beggar. When you pull you remain wholly within yourself, shut up, sealed within your ego. You raise a wall of separation between you and the thing that is around you and wants to come in, which is thus not admitted, almost deliberately refused entrance. You enclose yourself within a prison and grumble that you have nothing, feel nothing. At least if you had opened a window you would have had something of the light and air about you.
   Sri Aurobindo: Elements of Yoga.

08.36 - Buddha and Shankara, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There is no doubt that Buddha had the first part of the experience; but he never thought of the second part, for it was contrary to his own theory. That theory was that one must escape. And it is obvious that there is only one way of escaping and that is to die. And yet, as he had said it himself very well, one may die and yet remain attached to life and continue to be in the cycle of rebirths without having the liberation. As a matter of fact, it is through the successive sojourns upon earth that one grows till one arrives at this liberation. For him the ideal is that where the world exists no longer. It is as if he accused God of having committed an error by creating a world and the only thing to be done is to repair the error by annulling it. Naturally, being thoroughly reasonable and logical, he did not admit the existence of God. But then by whom was the error committed? When and how did it come about? He never answered these questionings. He simply said that the world began with desire and with the end of desire it must end.
   He was on the verge of saying that the world was purely subjective, that is to say, a collective illusion, and if the illusion ceased the world would also cease. But he did not go so far. It was Shankara who took up the line and completed the teaching.

09.01 - Prayer and Aspiration, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   You have, for example, done a thing which you regret to have done. That has unfortunate consequences and upsets things, involving also other persons. You do not know the reaction of others, but as for yourself you wish that what has been done should turn to good and if a fault has been committed it should be admitted and made an occasion for a greater progress, a greater discipline and a new ascent towards the Divine, for opening a door towards a future that you want to be clearer, more true and more intense.
   Then, the thing gathers like a force and rushes forth, mounts like a great ascending movement, sometimes without being formulated in the least, without words, without expression, but like a flame.
   What to pray unless one prays to some person for something. You pray to someone who can listen to you. If there is none to listen to you, how can you pray? Therefore, if you pray, it means, even in case you do not admit it, you have a faith in something which is infinitely greater and infinitely more powerful than you and which can change your destiny and change yourself, provided you pray in a way that the prayer is heard.
   The intellectuals recognise aspiration and say that prayer is an inferior thing. The mystics tell you that aspiration is all right, but if you wish to be heard and wish the Divine to hear, you must pray and pray with the simplicity of a child, with a perfect candour, that is to say, perfect trust. "I have need of this or that"whether a moral or material need"I ask it of you give me."

09.09 - The Origin, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   You can turn the problem the other way round. The very moment you conceive and feel in one way or another, or even, to begin with, you admit that the Divine is within you and you are also within the Divine, that itself pushes the door a little, half-opens it. And if subsequently a great aspiration comes and an intense need to know and to be, then you can glide in. When you have glided in, you become conscious of what one is.
   There is only one thing to be found, not two.

09.11 - The Supramental Manifestation and World Change, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Now imagine, as I have just asked you to do, that really there exists a Consciousness, a Will manifesting these combinations successively and indefinitely, never repeating twice the same thing; then we must come to the conclusion that the universe is new at each moment of eternity, and if the universe is new at each moment of eternity we are forced to admit there is nothing absolutely impossible; even further, what we call logical is not necessarily the true, and the logic or what might almost be called the fancy of the Creator has no limit to it.
   Therefore, if for some reason (which it is difficult to express) a combination is not followed up by that which is nearest to it, but another one freely chosen by the Supreme Freedom, all our external certainties and all our surface logic would fall to the ground.

09.14 - Education of Girls, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   However, I ask you only to understand and admit this much: for some time we still belong to a period of faith and trust, that things are on the way to change, that we have reached a point in time when things are turning and taking a new direction. I ask of you a little more faith, a little more trust, just letting yourself be guided. Otherwise you will lose the advantage of being here. That is all.

10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  His form of dread was altered and admitted
  Our transient effort at eternity,

10.05 - Mind and the Mental World, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In order to have one's own thought, in order to think by oneself, a long process of education and training is necessary. A growing personal individual consciousness is the first requisite and for that one must do what the Vedic Rishi I spoke of sought to do, gather the thoughts that one has, collect them, sift them and try to have a control over them. One must develop the habit of admitting certain thoughts and rejecting others. Thoughts that are useful, that carry light and peacefulness and happiness, are naturally those that are worth accepting. Those that are of a contrary nature should be pushed out. This is an exercise that develops the individual consciousness and the individual will.
   Furthermore, one may try to recognise thoughts that are of a different category, that do not seem to belong to the accustomed level of consciousness but carry a vibration that is of elsewhere, in other words, thought-movements that filter through and come down from higher ranges of consciousness. It means an elevation of consciousness, your being rises into higher realities.

10.08 - Consciousness as Freedom, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Consciousness, however, is not mere consciousness, that is to say, awareness; it is also power, power for organisation and execution. It is unconsciousness that is or invariably leads to disorderliness, disorganisation and confusion. It is the light of consciousness that brings order out of chaos, gives an organised direction to forces moving at random and with no purpose. Man has started organising his life since he acquired the light of consciousness. He has been doing the yoga of the intelligent will (Gita's buddhi-yoga) since his advent upon earth. But even in man this force of light, the energy of consciousness is not fully operative because man is not fully conscious, he is only partially so. His mind is conscious and has developed into intelligence (a little strayed into intellectuality); but there are large domains in him that are wholly unconscious, that is to say, move in mechanical rounds, a passive slave of external impacts. I am referring to his vital being and his physical being. Even like the mind these too must admit into themselves the light of the consciousness in order to free themselves from the influence of other external forces and attain the sense of their own truth and self-fulfilment.
   Indeed each part, even each constituent element of our being has an individuality of its own, a personal being and consciousness. And it is because it is not aware of that inner reality, because it has fallen unconscious, therefore it has entered into this life of bondage and slavery and mechanical existence. When life becomes conscious, the life-energy becomes luminous, the vital being gradually gains self-control and self-direction. Instead of being moved about by irresponsible and irrepressible desires and impulses it attains a clarity as to what it should desire and what it should effectuate; and along with that light secures the strength also to act up to the directions of that light.

1.00a - Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  But do get it into you head that "If the blind lead the blind, they shall both fall into the ditch." If you had seen 1% of the mischief that I have seen, you would freeze to the marrow of your bones at the mere idea of seeing another member through the telescope! Well, I employ the figure of hyperbole, that I admit; but it really won't do to have a dozen cooks at the broth! If you're working with me, you'll have no time to waste on other people.
  I fear your "Christianity" is like that of most other folk. You pick out one or two of the figures from which the Alexandrines concocted "Jesus" (too many cooks, again, with a vengeance!) and neglect the others. The Zionist Christ of Matthew can have no value for you; nor can the Asiatic "Dying-God" compiled from Melcarth, Mithras, Adonis, Bacchus, Osiris, Attis, Krishna, and others who supplied the miraculous and ritualistic elements of the fable.
  But you don't give it a fair chance. There is, I admit, some trick, or knack, about getting properly across; a faculty which one acquires (as a rule) quite suddenly and unexpectedly. Rather like mastering some shots at billiards. Practice has taught me how to communicate this to students; only in rare cases does one fail. (It's incredible: one man simply could not be persuaded that intense physical exertion was the wrong way to to it. There he sat, with the veins on his forehead almost on the point of bursting, and the arms of my favourite chair visibly trembling beneath his powerful grip!) In your case, I notice that you have got this practice mixed up with Dharana: you write of "Emptying my mind of everything except the one idea, etc." Then you go on: "The invoking of a supersensible Being is impossible to me as yet." The impudence! The arrogance! How do you know, pray madam? (Dial numbers at random: the results are often surprisingly delightful!) Besides, I didn't ask you to invoke a supersensible (what a word! Meaning?) Being right away, or at any time: that supersensible is getting on my nerves: do you mean "not in normal circumstances to be apprehended by the senses?" I suppose so.
  In a word: do fix a convenient season for going on the Astral Plane under my eye: half an hour (with a bit of luck) on not more than four evenings would put you in a very different frame of mind. You will soon "feel your feet" and then "get your sea-legs" and then, much sooner than you think

1.00c - DIVISION C - THE ETHERIC BODY AND PRANA, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  Science, as we know, is fast reaching the point where it will be forced to admit the fact of the etheric body, because the difficulties of refusing to acknowledge it, will be far more insuperable than an admission of its existence. Scientists admit already the fact of etheric matter; the success of photographic endeavor has demonstrated the reality of that which has hitherto been considered unreal, because (from the standpoint of the physical) intangible. Phenomena are occurring all the time which remain in the domain of the supernatural unless accounted for through the medium of etheric matter, and in their anxiety to prove the spiritualists wrong, scientists have aided the cause of the true and higher spiritism by falling back on reality, and on the fact of the etheric body, even though they consider it a body of [89] emanative radiationbeing concerned with the effect and not having yet ascertained the cause. Medical men are beginning to study (blindly as yet) the question of vitality, the effect of solar rays upon the physical organism, and the underlying laws of inherent and radiatory heat. They are beginning to ascribe to the spleen functions hitherto not recognised, to study the effect of the action of the glands, and their relation to the assimilation of the vital essences by the bodily frame. They are on the right road, and before long (perhaps within this century) the FACT of the etheric body and its basic function will be established past all controversy, and the whole aim of preventive and curative medicine will shift to a higher level. All we can do here is to give simply, and in a condensed form, a few facts which may hasten the day of recognition, and further the interest of the true investigator. Let me, therefore, briefly state what will be dealt with in our remaining three points:
  The functions of the etheric body.
  We have dealt with the functional and organic ills of the etheric, giving certain indications for the extension of the concept to other realms than the purely human. In the human kingdom lies the key, but the turning of that key opens up a door to a wider interpretation as it admits one into the mysteries of nature. Though that key has to be turned seven times, yet even one turn reveals untold avenues of eventual comprehension. [xlviii]47, [xlix]48
  Simultaneously with the activity of these fires of matter and of Spirit, the fires of mind, or manas, burn with greater intensity. These are the fires given at individualisation. They are fed continuously by the fire of matter, and their heat is augmented by solar emanatory fire, which originates on the cosmic levels of mind. It is this aspect of the manasic fire that develops under the forms of instinct, animal memory, and functional recollection which are so apparent in the little evolved man. As time progresses the fire of mind burns more brightly and thus reaches a point where it begins to burn through the etheric web that portion of the web that can be found guarding the centre at the very top of the head, and admitting entrance to the downflow from the Spirit. By its means certain things are brought about:
  The kundalini fire is consciously directed and controlled by the mind or will aspect from the mental plane. The two fires of matter by the power of the mind of man are blended first with each other, and, secondly, with the fire of mind.

1.00g - Foreword, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    "This plan has been put into action; the idea has been to cover the subjects from every possible angle. The style has been colloquial and fluent; technical terms have either been carefully avoided or most carefully explained; and the letter has not been admitted to the series until the querent has expressed satisfaction. Some seventy letters, up to the present have been written, but still there seem to be certain gaps in the demonstration, like those white patches on the map of the World, which looked so tempting fifty years ago.
    "This memorandum is to ask for your collaboration and support. A list, indicating briefly the subject of each letter already written, is appended. Should you think that any of those will help you in your own problems, a typed copy will be sent to you at once ... Should you want to know anything outside the scope, send in your question (stated as fully and clearly as possible) ... The answer should reach you, bar accidents, in less than a month ... It is proposed ultimately to issue the series in book form."

1.00 - Main, #The Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
   how much greater, then, must be the detachment of Him Who holdeth so august a station! Forsake your palaces, and haste ye to gain admittance into His Kingdom. This, indeed, will profit you both in this world and in the next. To this testifieth the Lord of the realm on high, did ye but know it.

1.00 - PREFACE - DESCENSUS AD INFERNOS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  had more or less come to this conclusion on my own, but had not admitted so much in words. Soon
  afterward, however, I read George Orwells Road to Wigan Pier. This book finally undermined me not
  Despite my verbal facility, I was not real. I found this painful to admit.
  I began to dream absolutely unbearable dreams. My dream life, up to this point, had been relatively
  ignore them, after all. Perhaps they were trying to tell me something? I had nothing to lose by admitting the
  possibility. I read Freuds Interpretation of Dreams, and found it useful. Freud at least took the topic
  It must be admitted that the archetypal contents of the collective unconscious can often assume
  grotesque and horrible forms in dreams and fantasies, so that even the most hard-boiled rationalist is not

1.01 - Adam Kadmon and the Evolution, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  from below, will not admit it. But, all the same, it is not for
  ignorance to dictate knowledge to wisdom! ... Conception

1.01 - Appearance and Reality, #The Problems of Philosophy, #Bertrand Russell, #Philosophy
  'matter' something which is opposed to 'mind', something which we think of as occupying space and as radically incapable of any sort of thought or consciousness. It is chiefly in this sense that Berkeley denies matter; that is to say, he does not deny that the sense-data which we commonly take as signs of the existence of the table are really signs of the existence of _something_ independent of us, but he does deny that this something is non-mental, that it is neither mind nor ideas entertained by some mind. He admits that there must be something which continues to exist when we go out of the room or shut our eyes, and that what we call seeing the table does really give us reason for believing in something which persists even when we are not seeing it. But he thinks that this something cannot be radically different in nature from what we see, and cannot be independent of seeing altogether, though it must be independent of _our_ seeing. He is thus led to regard the 'real' table as an idea in the mind of God. Such an idea has the required permanence and independence of ourselves, without being--as matter would otherwise be--something quite unknowable, in the sense that we can only infer it, and can never be directly and immediately aware of it.
  Other philosophers since Berkeley have also held that, although the table does not depend for its existence upon being seen by me, it does depend upon being seen (or otherwise apprehended in sensation) by
  But these philosophers, though they deny matter as opposed to mind, nevertheless, in another sense, admit matter. It will be remembered that we asked two questions; namely, (1) Is there a real table at all? (2) If so, what sort of object can it be? Now both Berkeley and Leibniz admit that there is a real table, but Berkeley says it is certain ideas in the mind of God, and Leibniz says it is a colony of souls. Thus both of them answer our first question in the affirmative, and only diverge from the views of ordinary mortals in their answer to our second question. In fact, almost all philosophers seem to be agreed that there is a real table: they almost all agree that, however much our sense-data--colour, shape, smoothness, etc.--may depend upon us, yet their occurrence is a sign of something existing independently of us, something differing, perhaps, completely from our sense-data, and yet to be regarded as causing those sense-data whenever we are in a suitable relation to the real table.
  Now obviously this point in which the philosophers are agreed--the view that there _is_ a real table, whatever its nature may be--is vitally important, and it will be worth while to consider what reasons there are for accepting this view before we go on to the further question as to the nature of the real table. Our next chapter, therefore, will be concerned with the reasons for supposing that there is a real table at all.

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  worthless fantasies. One must admit that there is a certain
  amount of truth in this. But is it the whole truth? Is the nixie
  But I have to admit that we do not know how this dream
  39 Cf. James, The Apocryphal New Testament, pp. 27L

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. You will pardon some obscurities, for there are more secrets in my trade than in most mens, and yet not voluntarily kept, but inseparable from its very nature. I would gladly tell all that I know about it, and never paint No admittance on my gate.
  I long ago lost a hound, a bay horse, and a turtle-dove, and am still on their trail. Many are the travellers I have spoken concerning them, describing their tracks and what calls they answered to. I have met one or two who had heard the hound, and the tramp of the horse, and even seen the dove disappear behind a cloud, and they seemed as anxious to recover them as if they had lost them themselves.
  In short, I went on thus for a long time, I may say it without boasting, faithfully minding my business, till it became more and more evident that my townsmen would not after all admit me into the list of town officers, nor make my place a sinecure with a moderate allowance.
  My accounts, which I can swear to have kept faithfully, I have, indeed, never got audited, still less accepted, still less paid and settled.
  However, if one designs to construct a dwelling house, it behooves him to exercise a little Yankee shrewdness, lest after all he find himself in a workhouse, a labyrinth without a clue, a museum, an almshouse, a prison, or a splendid mausoleum instead. Consider first how slight a shelter is absolutely necessary. I have seen Penobscot Indians, in this town, living in tents of thin cotton cloth, while the snow was nearly a foot deep around them, and I thought that they would be glad to have it deeper to keep out the wind. Formerly, when how to get my living honestly, with freedom left for my proper pursuits, was a question which vexed me even more than it does now, for unfortunately I am become somewhat callous, I used to see a large box by the railroad, six feet long by three wide, in which the laborers locked up their tools at night, and it suggested to me that every man who was hard pushed might get such a one for a dollar, and, having bored a few auger holes in it, to admit the air at least, get into it when it rained and at night, and hook down the lid, and so have freedom in his love, and in his soul be free. This did not appear the worst, nor by any means a despicable alternative. You could sit up as late as you pleased, and, whenever you got up, go abroad without any landlord or house-lord dogging you for rent. Many a man is harassed to death to pay the rent of a larger and more luxurious box who would not have frozen to death in such a box as this. I am far from jesting. Economy is a subject which admits of being treated with levity, but it cannot so be disposed of. A comfortable house for a rude and hardy race, that lived mostly out of doors, was once made here almost entirely of such materials as Nature furnished ready to their hands. Gookin, who was superintendent of the Indians subject to the Massachusetts Colony, writing in 1674, says, The best of their houses are covered very neatly, tight and warm, with barks of trees, slipped from their bodies at those seasons when the sap is up, and made into great flakes, with pressure of weighty timber, when they are green.... The meaner sort are covered with mats which they make of a kind of bulrush, and are also indifferently tight and warm, but not so good as the former.... Some I have seen, sixty or a hundred feet long and thirty feet broad.... I have often lodged in their wigwams, and found them as warm as the best English houses. He adds, that they were commonly carpeted and lined within with well-wrought embroidered mats, and were furnished with various utensils. The Indians had advanced so far as to regulate the effect of the wind by a mat suspended over the hole in the roof and moved by a string. Such a lodge was in the first instance constructed in a day or two at most, and taken down and put up in a few hours; and every family owned one, or its apartment in one.
  In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter. In the large towns and cities, where civilization especially prevails, the number of those who own a shelter is a very small fraction of the whole. The rest pay an annual tax for this outside garment of all, become indispensable summer and winter, which would buy a village of Indian wigwams, but now helps to keep them poor as long as they live. I do not mean to insist here on the disadvantage of hiring compared with owning, but it is evident that the savage owns his shelter because it costs so little, while the civilized man hires his commonly because he cannot afford to own it; nor can he, in the long run, any better afford to hire. But, answers one, by merely paying this tax the poor civilized man secures an abode which is a palace compared with the savages. An annual rent of from twenty-five to a hundred dollars, these are the country rates, entitles him to the benefit of the improvements of centuries, spacious apartments, clean paint and paper, Rumford fireplace, back plastering, Venetian blinds, copper pump, spring lock, a commodious cellar, and many other things. But how happens it that he who is said to enjoy these things is so commonly a
  Most men appear never to have considered what a house is, and are actually though needlessly poor all their lives because they think that they must have such a one as their neighbors have. As if one were to wear any sort of coat which the tailor might cut out for him, or, gradually leaving off palmleaf hat or cap of woodchuck skin, complain of hard times because he could not afford to buy him a crown! It is possible to invent a house still more convenient and luxurious than we have, which yet all would admit that man could not afford to pay for.
  Shall we always study to obtain more of these things, and not sometimes to be content with less? Shall the respectable citizen thus gravely teach, by precept and example, the necessity of the young mans providing a certain number of superfluous glow-shoes, and umbrellas, and empty guest chambers for empty guests, before he dies? Why should not our furniture be as simple as the Arabs or the Indians? When I think of the benefactors of the race, whom we have apotheosized as messengers from heaven, bearers of divine gifts to man, I do not see in my mind any retinue at their heels, any car-load of fashionable furniture. Or what if I were to allowwould it not be a singular allowance?that our furniture should be more complex than the Arabs, in proportion as we are morally and intellectually his superiors! At present our houses are cluttered and defiled with it, and a good housewife would sweep out the greater part into the dust hole, and not leave her mornings work undone. Morning work! By the blushes of Aurora and the music of Memnon, what should be mans _morning work_ in this world? I had three pieces of limestone on my desk, but I was terrified to find that they required to be dusted daily, when the furniture of my mind was all undusted still, and I threw them out the window in disgust. How, then, could I have a furnished house? I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground.
     Such virtues only as admit excess,
     Brave, bounteous acts, regal magnificence,

1.01 - Foreward, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  which admit only of a mystic character and significance, and
  if finally, the ritualistic and external details are found to take
  triple heavens? But admit the mystical and esoteric meaning
  and the sense becomes clear. What the Rishi means is a "mind

1.01 - Historical Survey, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  The Qabalistic doctrine admittedly is not explicit there, but analysis reveals it to be tacitly assumed, and the many cryptic remarks of several of the more important Rabbis can have no particle of meaning without the implication of a mystical philosophy cherished and venerated in their hearts, and affecting the whole of their teaching.
  In his brilliant essay, " The Origin of Letters and

1.01 - How is Knowledge Of The Higher Worlds Attained?, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  The student who is gifted with this feeling, or who is fortunate enough to have had it inculcated in a suitable education, brings a great deal along with him when, later in life, he seeks admittance to higher knowledge. Failing such preparation, he will encounter difficulties at the very first step, unless he undertakes, by rigorous self-education, to create within himself this inner life of devotion. In our time it is especially important that full attention be paid to this point. Our civilization tends more toward critical judgment and condemnation than toward devotion and selfless veneration. Our children already criticize far more than they worship. But every criticism, every adverse judgment passed, disperses the powers of the soul for the attainment of higher knowledge in the same measure that all veneration and reverence develops them. In this we do not wish to say anything against our civilization. There is no question here of leveling criticism against it. To this critical faculty, this self-conscious human judgment, this "test all things and
   p. 9

1.01 - MAPS OF EXPERIENCE - OBJECT AND MEANING, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  and morality if we were willing to admit our ignorance, and take the risk. Accurate specification of
  underlying mythological commonalities might comprise the first developmental stage in the conscious

1.01 - Our Demand and Need from the Gita, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  God and all others are either impostures or at best imperfectly inspired, that this or that philosophy is the last word of the reasoning intellect and other systems are either errors or saved only by such partial truth in them as links them to the one true philosophical cult. Even the discoveries of physical Science have been elevated into a creed and in its name religion and spirituality banned as ignorance and superstition, philosophy as frippery and moonshine. And to these bigoted exclusions and vain wranglings even the wise have often lent themselves, misled by some spirit of darkness that has mingled with their light and overshadowed it with some cloud of intellectual egoism or spiritual pride. Mankind seems now indeed inclined to grow a little modester and wiser; we no longer slay our fellows in the name of God's truth or because they have minds differently trained or differently constituted from ours; we are less ready to curse and revile our neighbour because he is wicked or presumptuous enough to differ from us in opinion; we are ready even to admit that Truth is everywhere and cannot be our sole monopoly; we are beginning to look at other religions and philosophies for the truth and help they contain and no longer merely in order to damn them as false or criticise what we conceive to be their errors. But we are still apt to declare that our truth gives us the supreme knowledge which other religions or philosophies
  Essays on the Gita

1.01 - Prayer, #Bhakti-Yoga, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  There is a little difference in opinion between the teachers of knowledge and those of love, though both admit the power of Bhakti. The Jnanis hold Bhakti to be an instrument of liberation, the Bhaktas look upon it both as the instrument and the thing to be attained. To my mind this is a distinction without much difference. In fact, Bhakti, when used as an instrument, really means a lower form of worship, and the higher form becomes inseparable from the lower form of realisation at a later stage. Each seems to lay a great stress upon his own peculiar method of worship, forgetting that with perfect love true knowledge is bound to come even unsought, and that from perfect knowledge true love is inseparable.
  Bearing this in mind let us try to understand what the great Vedantic commentators have to say on the subject. In explaining the Sutra vrittirasakridupadesht (Meditation is necessary, that having been often enjoined.), Bhagavn Shankara says, "Thus people say, 'He is devoted to the king, he is devoted to the Guru'; they say this of him who follows his Guru, and does so, having that following as the one end in view. Similarly they say, 'The loving wife meditates on her loving husband'; here also a kind of eager and continuous remembrance is meant." This is devotion according to Shankara.

1.01 - Principles of Practical Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  that one had to admit the possibility of different interpretations of the
  observed material. Hence there grew up various schools with
  but was forced to admit that his personal idiosyncrasies or special
  attitude hindered the patients recovery. When one possesses no very
  clear idea about something, because one is unwilling to admit it to
  oneself, one tries to hide it from the patient as well, obviously to his
  More than one patient has admitted to me that he has learned to accept his
  neurotic symptoms with gratitude, because, like a barometer, they
  complications. I readily admit that Hippocrates, Galen, and Paracelsus were
  excellent doctors, but I do not believe that modern medicine should on that

1.01 - SAMADHI PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  Teacher of all teachers. The Yogis admit that those the
  Sankhyas called merged in nature also exist. They are Yogis
  man with a little knowledge, I must also admit that there is
  someone behind him with unlimited knowledge. The second
  the teacher before them? We are forced to admit, as a last
  conclusion. One Teacher, Who is not limited by time, and that

1.01 - Tara the Divine, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Zen
  woman. She gladly admitted that she prayed to Tara
  before every court trial, and never lost a single one.

1.01 - The Four Aids, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  16:But still, in the practical development, each of the three stages has its necessity and utility and must be given its time or its place. It will not do, it cannot be safe or effective to begin with the last and highest alone. It would not be the right course, either, to leap prematurely from one to another. For even if from the beginning we recognise in mind and heart the Supreme, there are elements of the nature which long prevent the recognition from becoming realisation. But without realisation our mental belief cannot become a dynamic reality; it is still only a figure of knowledge, not a living truth, an idea, not yet a power. And even if realisation has begun, it may be dangerous to imagine or to assume too soon that we are altogether in the hands of the Supreme or are acting as his instrument. That assumption may introduce a calamitous falsity; it may produce a helpless inertia or, magnifying the movements of the ego with the Divine Name, it may disastrously distort and ruin the whole course of the Yoga. There is a period, more or less prolonged, of internal effort and struggle in which the individual will has to reject the darkness and distortions of the lower nature and to put itself resolutely or vehemently on the side of the divine Light. The mental energies, the heart's emotions, the vital desires, the very physical being have to be compelled into the right attitude or trained to admit and answer to the right influences. It is only then, only when this has been truly done, that the surrender of the lower to the higher can be effected, because the sacrifice has become acceptable.
  17:The personal will of the Sadhaka has first to seize on the egoistic energies and turn them towards the light and the right; once turned, he has still to train them to recognise that always, always to accept, always to follow that. Progressing, he learns, still using the personal will, personal effort, personal energies, to employ them as representatives of the higher Power and in conscious obedience to the higher Influence. Progressing yet farther, his will, effort, energy become no longer personal and separate, but activities of that higher Power and Influence at work in the individual. But there is still a sort of gulf of distance which necessitates an obscure process of transit, not always accurate, sometimes even very distorting, between the divine Origin and the emerging human current. At the end of the progress, with the progressive disappearance of egoism and impurity and ignorance, this last separation is removed; all in the individual becomes the divine working.

1.01 - The Mental Fortress, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  In fact, the illusion is being shattered despite ourselves. What we take to be a dreadful disarray is a great array of new energies coming to pump fresh air into our lungs of mentalized earthlings. New energies... there is a phrase with a mystical ring to it which would undoubtedly draw dark frowns from the materialist. But let us admit it (before circumstances force us to do so with our nose to the ground), today's materialists are as outdated as yesterday's religionists; they are in a closed, stifling, predictable and obsolete system. Both are products of the mental circle, the obverse and reverse of the same coin, which is proving counterfeit. The real point lies not in god versus no-god, but in something else: the point is to step out of the circle and see how one breathes on the other side one breathes very well on the other side, so well, in fact, that it is like breathing for the very first time ever.
  Thus, we shall not effect the passage with our own strength; if such were the condition, no one could do it, except spiritual athletes. But those athletes, filled with meditations and concentrations and asceticism, do not get out either, although they may seem to. They inflate their own spiritual ego (a kind worse than the other one, far more deceptive, because it is garbed in a grain of truth) and their illuminations are simply the luminous discharges of their own accumulated cloud. The logic of it is simple: one does not get out of the circle by the power of the circle, any more than the lotus rises above the mud by the power of the mud. A little bit of sun is needed. And because the ascetics and saints and founders of religions throughout the ages only reached the rarefied realms of the mental bubble, they created one church or another that amazingly resembled the closed system from which they originated, namely, a dogma, a set of rules, the Tables of the Law, a one and only prophet born in the blessed year 000, around whom revolved the beautiful story, forever fixed in the year 000, like the electrons around the nucleus, the stars around the Great Bear, and man around his navel. Or, if they did get out, it was only in spirit, leaving the earth and bodies to their habitual decay. Granted, each new hub was wiser, more luminous, worthy and virtuous than the preceding one, and it did help men, but it changed nothing in the mental circle, as we have seen, for thousands of years because its light was only the other side of one and the same shadow, the white of the black, the good of evil, the virtue of a frightful misery that grips us all in the depths of our caves.

1.01 - THE STUFF OF THE UNIVERSE, #The Phenomenon of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  space is the only space there is we are bound to admit that this
  immensity represents the sphere of action common to all atoms.

1.01 - The Unexpected, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Our working hours as attendants were divided according to individual preference. Purani chose the oddest hour of 12 midnight, but most convenient for the rest of us. As for the work, there was, to begin with, very little to do since Sri Aurobindo was to remain flat on his back in bed, without making any movement. Only someone had always to be near at hand in case he needed anything. The attendance by the entire team was required only at particular times, if, for instance, the body needed some adjustment after a long stay in one position. He who had had the Mother as the sole companion, and Champaklal as the only attendant, now had to admit others into his sanctum. Circumstances broke down the barriers of solitude and forced upon him a new pattern of life.
  Little by little the air of unfamiliarity gave way as Sri Aurobindo began to take cognizance of the new situation and the new conditions that were around him. Our awe also diminished gradually; Dr. Manilal was helpful in this matter because he had attended the Maharaja and knew the ways of great men. Here too he combined very well his unobtrusive medical personality and simple devotional fervour. None felt like leaving the Presence even for meals, though there was hardly anything to do. There must have been pain and discomfort owing to the unaccustomed posture but Sri Aurobindo would scarcely disturb anybody and would not call for any assistance. Only once I remember the doctor had to be called at night for some gnawing pain. The days began to take on a more and more rosy tint as the Master became more and more communicative. - The Lord, #Isha Upanishad, #unset, #Zen
  greater, more vast and all-overpowering. Vedanta admits the
  human manifestation of Brahman in man and to man, but does
  not admit that this is the real nature of the Ishwara.
  God is Sachchidananda. He manifests Himself as infinite - The Worlds - Surya, #Isha Upanishad, #unset, #Zen
  The Upanishad admits three states of the soul in relation to the
  manifested universe, - terrestrial life by birth in the body, the

1.02.9 - Conclusion and Summary, #Isha Upanishad, #unset, #Zen
  2 This again is the central standpoint of the Gita, which, however, admits also the
  renunciation of world-existence. The general trend of Vedantic thought would accept
  3 This truth would, again, be generally admitted, but not the conclusion that is drawn
  from it.
  their relation in our consciousness once they are admitted as a
  practical necessity of that consciousness. It is obvious that we
  4 In the ordinary view all this would be admitted, but the practical possibility of maintaining this state of consciousness and birth in the world together would be doubted.
  5 In the ordinary view the Jiva cannot exist in both at the same time; his dissolution is

1.02 - BOOK THE SECOND, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  The ground, deep-cleft, admits the dazling ray,
  And startles Pluto with the flash of day.
  And gain admittance to your sister's heart."
  She star'd him in the face with looks amaz'd,

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  irrelevant with time; and (2) the dangers that necessarily accrue to a state that forgets or refuses to admit
  to the existence of the immortal deity of evil. Seth, the kings brother and opposite, represents the mythic
  This means if we are willing to admit to the existence of those things that we do not understand, those
  things are more likely to adopt a positive face. Rejection of the unknown, conversely, increases the
  suddenly hold the secret to continued life350 and that those who refuse to admit to their error, like the
  elder brothers, will inevitably encounter trouble). The story continues:
  that whoever came riding straight along it would be her true bridegroom, and they were to admit him.
  But anyone who came either on one side of the road or the other would not be the right one, and he was

1.02 - On the Knowledge of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  How many things there are in your body in reference to which you do not know their reality and essence, such as [46] desire, love, misery and pleasure. Their existence is admitted, but their quantity and quality cannot be measured. If you desire to learn the absolute truth about them, you cherish a vain longing; and it is the same, if you desire to know the absolute nature of voice, nutrition or hearing. As that which is perceived by the eye has no relation to voice, and as that which is perceived by the ear has no relation to form, and as that which is perceived by the sense of smelling has no relation to taste, so that the one can be known by means of the other, in the same manner that which is perceived through the medium of the mind or of divine power, cannot be perceived by the senses. Again, as the spirit exists and controls the body, and yet we know not the mode and essence of it, so God is present in all things, and controls and governs all things, but his form, essence and quality are exempt from being known. Exemption and freedom may be illustrated in still another manner. In the same way that the spirit pervades all the limbs and the body, and the body is entirely subject to its control, and that the spirit is indivisible, while the body is divisible, so also in relation to God, all that exists, springs from him, all creatures exist by his word, and in all possible things his operations are seen, yet still he is not related to place, nor does he reason about anything, and he is free from relation or affinity to any quality of bodies or to quantity.
  This topic of exemption and freedom, beloved, cannot be perfectly explained, until the mystery about the soul shall have been developed. The law, however, gives no permission to develop this secret, and it is not lawful to stretch out one's hand to do what the legislator forbids. But the language of his excellency the glory of the world,1 "God created man in his own image," cannot be explained [47] until die mystery about the nature of the soul or spirit has been explained.

1.02 - The 7 Habits An Overview, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  Habits, too, have tremendous gravity pull -- more than most people realize or would admit.
  Breaking deeply imbedded habitual tendencies such as procrastination, impatience, criticalness, or selfishness that violate basic principles of human effectiveness involves more than a little willpower and a few minor changes in our lives. "Lift off" takes a tremendous effort, but once we break out of the gravity pull, our freedom takes on a whole new dimension.

1.02 - The Concept of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  no more daring than to assume there are instincts. One admits
  readily that human activity is influenced to a high degree
  pretation would have to admit that he is right and yet it
  would be quite wrong. For in reality the cause of his neurosis
  inexact but totally false. It is admittedly difficult to under-
  stand how a dual-mother motif unknown to a physician


--- Overview of verb admit

The verb admit has 8 senses (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (64) admit, acknowledge ::: (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten")
2. (11) admit, allow in, let in, intromit ::: (allow to enter; grant entry to; "We cannot admit non-members into our club building"; "This pipe admits air")
3. (1) admit, let in, include ::: (allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of; "admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar")
4. (1) accept, admit, take, take on ::: (admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member")
5. admit, allow ::: (afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations")
6. admit ::: (give access or entrance to; "The French doors admit onto the yard")
7. accommodate, hold, admit ::: (have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people")
8. admit ::: (serve as a means of entrance; "This ticket will admit one adult to the show")

--- Grep of noun admit

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