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Liber 185 - Being the Tasks of the Grades and their Oaths



ASK ::: Amplitude Shift Keying

ASK {Amplitude Shift Keying}

Asklepios. See AESCULAPIUS

Ask price - The term ask normally refers to the lowest price at which a trader will sell stock at any given time. The term bid refers to the highest price a trader will pay to purchase the stock. Traders make money on the difference between the bid price and the ask price. That difference is refereed to as the spread.

Ask (Scandinavian) Askr (Icelandic) Ash tree; in Norse myths the first humanity was fashioned by the three creative gods using Askr and Embla (the ash and, probably, the alder) as a physical basis. Allfather Odin and his two brothers endow these vegetative beings with spirit, mind, and desire coupled with will.

askance ::: adv. --> Alt. of Askant ::: v. t. --> To turn aside.

askant ::: adv. --> Sideways; obliquely; with a side glance; with disdain, envy, or suspicion.

asked God”)—one of the 7 great ministering arch¬

asked ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Ask

asker ::: n. --> One who asks; a petitioner; an inquirer.
An ask; a water newt.

askew ::: adv. & a. --> Awry; askance; asquint; oblique or obliquely; -- sometimes indicating scorn, or contempt, or entry.

asking ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Ask ::: n. --> The act of inquiring or requesting; a petition; solicitation.
The publishing of banns.

asks him to return to Ireland for the purpose of

ask ::: v. t. --> To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; -- often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.
To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity; as, what price do you ask?
To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question.


1. Stripped a mask or disguise from. 2. Revealed the true character of; disclosed; exposed. 3. Put off one"s mask; appeared in true nature. unmasks.

abroach ::: v. t. --> To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap. ::: adv. --> Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped.
Hence: In a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot;

absolve ::: 1. To free from guilt, blame or their consequences; discharge (from obligations, liabilities, etc.). 2. To set free, release. 3. To clear off, discharge, acquit oneself of (a task, etc.); to perform completely, accomplish, finish. absolves, absolved.

acclaimed ::: Laid claim to, claimed; demanded as one’s own or one’s due; sought or asked for on the ground of right.

acclaimed ::: laid claim to, claimed; demanded as one"s own or one"s due; sought or asked for on the ground of right.

  "A change into a higher consciousness or state of being is not only the whole aim and process of religion, of all higher askesis, of Yoga, but it is also the very trend of our life itself, the secret purpose found in the sum of its labour.” *The Life Divine

“A change into a higher consciousness or state of being is not only the whole aim and process of religion, of all higher askesis, of Yoga, but it is also the very trend of our life itself, the secret purpose found in the sum of its labour.” The Life Divine

Adepts of the illusion and the mask,

agley ::: adv. --> Aside; askew.

aleutic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a chain of islands between Alaska and Kamtchatka; also, designating these islands.

almighty ::: ”See God everywhere and be not frightened by masks. Believe that all falsehood is truth in the making or truth in the breaking, all failure an effectuality concealed, all weakness strength hiding itself from its own vision, all pain a secret & violent ecstasy. If thou believest firmly & unweariedly, in the end thou wilt see & experience the All-true, Almighty & All-blissful.” Essays Divine and Human

Amal: “ ‘Resist’ means ‘hold back’ or rather ‘force back’. Death is giving gifts. Savitri asks him to keep or rather force back his gifts.”

amiss ::: adv. --> Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill. ::: a. --> Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice. ::: n.

ampullated ::: a. --> Having an ampulla; flask-shaped; bellied.

ampulliform ::: a. --> Flask-shaped; dilated.

Analytical Jurisprudence: Theory of Austin, Markby, Holland, Salmond, etc., considering jurisprudence the formal science of positive law. Its main task is to analyze the necessary notions of law. Term coined by Henry Summer Maine. -- W.E.

anandamaya namaskara ::: [a blissful salutation].

antic-mask ::: n. --> An antimask.

antimask ::: n. --> A secondary mask, or grotesque interlude, between the parts of a serious mask.

"A philosophy of change?(1) But what is change? In ordinary parlance change means passage from one condition to another and that would seem to imply passage from one status to another status. The shoot changes into a tree, passes from the status of shoot to the status of tree and there it stops; man passes from the status of young man to the status of old man and the only farther change possible to him is death or dissolution of his status. So it would seem that change is not something isolated which is the sole original and eternal reality, but it is something dependent on status, and if status were non-existent, change also could not exist. For we have to ask, when you speak of change as alone real, change of what, from what, to what? Without this ‘what" change could not be. ::: —Change is evidently the change of some form or state of existence from one condition to another condition.” Essays Divine and Human

“A philosophy of change?(1) But what is change? In ordinary parlance change means passage from one condition to another and that would seem to imply passage from one status to another status. The shoot changes into a tree, passes from the status of shoot to the status of tree and there it stops; man passes from the status of young man to the status of old man and the only farther change possible to him is death or dissolution of his status. So it would seem that change is not something isolated which is the sole original and eternal reality, but it is something dependent on status, and if status were non-existent, change also could not exist. For we have to ask, when you speak of change as alone real, change of what, from what, to what? Without this ‘what’ change could not be.

Apologetics: (Gr. apologetikos, fit for a defence) The discipline which deals with a defence of a position or body of doctrines. Traditional Christian theology gave over to Christian Apologetics (or, simply Apologetics) the task of defending the faith. As such the discipline was also called "Evidences of the Christian Religion." Each particular faith, however, developed its own particular type of apologetics. -- V.F.

appellant ::: a. --> Relating to an appeal; appellate. ::: n. --> One who accuses another of felony or treason.
One who appeals, or asks for a rehearing or review of a cause by a higher tribunal.
A challenger.

apricate ::: v. t. & i. --> To bask in the sun.

aprication ::: n. --> Basking in the sun.

arduous ::: a. --> Steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb.
Attended with great labor, like the ascending of acclivities; difficult; laborious; as, an arduous employment, task, or enterprise.

argol ::: n. --> Crude tartar; an acidulous salt from which cream of tartar is prepared. It exists in the juice of grapes, and is deposited from wines on the sides of the casks.

Asceticism: (Gr. askesis, exercise) The view -- now and then appearing in conjunction with religion, particularly the Christian and Buddhistic one, or the striving for personal perfection or salvation, for self and others -- that the body is an evil and a detriment to a moral, spiritual, and god-pleasing life. Hence the negative adjustments to natural functions, desires, and even needs, manifesting themselves in abnegation of pleasures, denial of enjoyments, non-gratification of the senses, stifling of physical cravings, as well as self-torture which is meant to allay or kill off physical and worldly longings by destroying their root, in preparation for a happier, perhaps desireless future, in a post mortem existence. -- K.F.L.

ascidium ::: n. --> A pitcher-shaped, or flask-shaped, organ or appendage of a plant, as the leaves of the pitcher plant, or the little bladderlike traps of the bladderwort (Utricularia).
A genus of simple ascidians, which formerly included most of the known species. It is sometimes used as a name for the Ascidioidea, or for all the Tunicata.

  "As for prayer, no hard and fast rule can be laid down. Some prayers are answered, all are not. You may ask, why should not then all prayers be answered? But why should they be? It is not a machinery: put a prayer in the slot and get your asking. Besides, considering all the contradictory things mankind is praying for at the same moment, God would be in a rather awkward hole if he had to grant all of them; it wouldn"t do.” *Letters on Yoga

“As for prayer, no hard and fast rule can be laid down. Some prayers are answered, all are not. You may ask, why should not then all prayers be answered? But why should they be? It is not a machinery: put a prayer in the slot and get your asking. Besides, considering all the contradictory things mankind is praying for at the same moment, God would be in a rather awkward hole if he had to grant all of them; it wouldn’t do.” Letters on Yoga

assigned ::: appointed, designated, deputed, allotted, announced as a task. assigner.

"A thought is an arrow shot at the truth; it can hit a point, but not cover the whole target. But the archer is too well satisfied with his success to ask anything farther.” Essays Divine and Human

“A thought is an arrow shot at the truth; it can hit a point, but not cover the whole target. But the archer is too well satisfied with his success to ask anything farther.” Essays Divine and Human

atilt ::: adv. --> In the manner of a tilter; in the position, or with the action, of one making a thrust.
In the position of a cask tilted, or with one end raised. [In this sense sometimes used as an adjective.]

ATTACHMENT. ::: All attachment is a hindrance to sadhana. Goodwāl you should have for all, psychic kindness for all, but no vital attachment.
To become indifferent to the attraction of outer objects is one of the first rules of yoga, for this non-attachment liberates the inner being into peace and the true consciousness.
Even after the liberation, one has to remain vigilant, for often these things go out and remain at a far distance, waiting to see if under any circumstances in any condition they can make a rush and recover their kingdom. If there has been an entire purification down to the depths and nothing is there to open the gate, then they cannot do it.
Attachment to things ::: the physical rejection of them is not the best way to get rid of it. Accept what is given you, ask for what is needed and think no more of it - attaching no importance, using them when you have, not troubled if you have not. That is the best way of getting rid of the attachment.

attack ::: v. t. --> To fall upon with force; to assail, as with force and arms; to assault.
To assail with unfriendly speech or writing; to begin a controversy with; to attempt to overthrow or bring into disrepute, by criticism or satire; to censure; as, to attack a man, or his opinions, in a pamphlet.
To set to work upon, as upon a task or problem, or some object of labor or investigation.

attask ::: v. t. --> To take to task; to blame.

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.

ax ::: n. --> Alt. of Axe ::: v. t. & i. --> To ask; to inquire or inquire of.

backsword ::: n. --> A sword with one sharp edge.
In England, a stick with a basket handle, used in rustic amusements; also, the game in which the stick is used. Also called singlestick.

baffling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Baffle ::: a. --> Frustrating; discomfiting; disconcerting; as, baffling currents, winds, tasks.

bagworm ::: n. --> One of several lepidopterous insects which construct, in the larval state, a baglike case which they carry about for protection. One species (Platoeceticus Gloveri) feeds on the orange tree. See Basket worm.

barefaced ::: a. --> With the face uncovered; not masked.
Without concealment; undisguised. Hence: Shameless; audacious.

barillet ::: n. --> A little cask, or something resembling one.

barrel ::: n. --> A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads.
The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31/ gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds.
A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case; as, the barrel

askance ::: adv. --> Alt. of Askant ::: v. t. --> To turn aside.

askant ::: adv. --> Sideways; obliquely; with a side glance; with disdain, envy, or suspicion.

asked ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Ask

asker ::: n. --> One who asks; a petitioner; an inquirer.
An ask; a water newt.

askew ::: adv. & a. --> Awry; askance; asquint; oblique or obliquely; -- sometimes indicating scorn, or contempt, or entry.

asking ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Ask ::: n. --> The act of inquiring or requesting; a petition; solicitation.
The publishing of banns.

ask ::: v. t. --> To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; -- often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.
To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity; as, what price do you ask?
To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question.

bassinet ::: n. --> A wicker basket, with a covering or hood over one end, in which young children are placed as in a cradle.
See Bascinet.

basked ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Bask

basketful ::: n. --> As much as a basket will contain.

basketfuls ::: pl. --> of Basketful

basket ::: n. --> A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven.
The contents of a basket; as much as a basket contains; as, a basket of peaches.
The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital.
The two back seats facing one another on the outside of a stagecoach.

basketry ::: n. --> The art of making baskets; also, baskets, taken collectively.

basking ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Bask

basking shark ::: --> One of the largest species of sharks (Cetorhinus maximus), so called from its habit of basking in the sun; the liver shark, or bone shark. It inhabits the northern seas of Europe and America, and grows to a length of more than forty feet. It is a harmless species.

basks ::: lies in or is exposed (to pleasant warmth or sunshine) basked.

bask ::: v. t. --> To lie in warmth; to be exposed to genial heat.
To warm by continued exposure to heat; to warm with genial heat.

beggar ::: n. --> One who begs; one who asks or entreats earnestly, or with humility; a petitioner.
One who makes it his business to ask alms.
One who is dependent upon others for support; -- a contemptuous or sarcastic use.
One who assumes in argument what he does not prove. ::: v. t.

beg ::: n. --> A title of honor in Turkey and in some other parts of the East; a bey. ::: v. t. --> To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech.
To ask for as a charity, esp. to ask for habitually or from

bemask ::: v. t. --> To mask; to conceal.

benight ::: v. t. --> To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night; to obscure.
To overtake with night or darkness, especially before the end of a day&

bergomask ::: n. --> A rustic dance, so called in ridicule of the people of Bergamo, in Italy, once noted for their clownishness.

beseech ::: v. t. --> To ask or entreat with urgency; to supplicate; to implore. ::: n. --> Solicitation; supplication.

betty ::: n. --> A short bar used by thieves to wrench doors open.
A name of contempt given to a man who interferes with the duties of women in a household, or who occupies himself with womanish matters.
A pear-shaped bottle covered round with straw, in which olive oil is sometimes brought from Italy; -- called by chemists a Florence flask.

bhoktaram yajnatapasam ::: enjoyer of sacrifice and tapasya (askesis). [Gita 5.29]

bhoktaram yajnatapasam sarvabhutamahesvaram ::: enjoyer of sacrifice and askesis, great Lord of all beings. [cf. Gita 5.29]

bilge ::: n. --> The protuberant part of a cask, which is usually in the middle.
That part of a ship&

blackfeet ::: n. pl. --> A tribe of North American Indians formerly inhabiting the country from the upper Missouri River to the Saskatchewan, but now much reduced in numbers.

bombolo ::: n. --> A thin spheroidal glass retort or flask, used in the sublimation of camphor.

boon ::: n. --> A prayer or petition.
That which is asked or granted as a benefit or favor; a gift; a benefaction; a grant; a present.
Good; prosperous; as, boon voyage.
Kind; bountiful; benign.
Gay; merry; jovial; convivial.
The woody portion flax, which is separated from the fiber as refuse matter by retting, braking, and scutching.

bottom ::: n. --> The lowest part of anything; the foot; as, the bottom of a tree or well; the bottom of a hill, a lane, or a page.
The part of anything which is beneath the contents and supports them, as the part of a chair on which a person sits, the circular base or lower head of a cask or tub, or the plank floor of a ship&

brand ::: v. t. --> A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct.
A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness.
A mark made by burning with a hot iron, as upon a cask, to designate the quality, manufacturer, etc., of the contents, or upon an animal, to designate ownership; -- also, a mark for a similar purpose made in any other way, as with a stencil. Hence, figurately:

breadbasket ::: n. --> The stomach.

breaker ::: n. --> One who, or that which, breaks.
Specifically: A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines; also, the building in which such a machine is placed.
A small water cask.
A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface.

buck-basket ::: n. --> A basket in which clothes are carried to the wash.

bulge ::: n. --> The bilge or protuberant part of a cask.
A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, esp. when caused by pressure; as, a bulge in a wall.
The bilge of a vessel. See Bilge, 2. ::: v. i. --> To swell or jut out; to bend outward, as a wall when it

bung ::: n. --> The large stopper of the orifice in the bilge of a cask.
The orifice in the bilge of a cask through which it is filled; bunghole.
A sharper or pickpocket. ::: v. t. --> To stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a

cabas ::: n. --> A flat basket or frail for figs, etc.; hence, a lady&

calyptra ::: n. --> A little hood or veil, resembling an extinguisher in form and position, covering each of the small flasklike capsules which contain the spores of mosses; also, any similar covering body.

canaster ::: n. --> A kind of tobacco for smoking, made of the dried leaves, coarsely broken; -- so called from the rush baskets in which it is packed in South America.

can hook ::: --> A device consisting of a short rope with flat hooks at each end, for hoisting casks or barrels by the ends of the staves.

canister ::: n. --> A small basket of rushes, reeds, or willow twigs, etc.
A small box or case for holding tea, coffee, etc.
A kind of case shot for cannon, in which a number of lead or iron balls in layers are inclosed in a case fitting the gun; -- called also canister shot.

cant ::: n. --> A corner; angle; niche.
An outer or external angle.
An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl.
A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so give; as, to give a ball a cant.
A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.

capelin ::: n. --> A small marine fish (Mallotus villosus) of the family Salmonidae, very abundant on the coasts of Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland, and Alaska. It is used as a bait for the cod.

carboy ::: n. --> A large, globular glass bottle, esp. one of green glass, inclosed in basket work or in a box, for protection; -- used commonly for carrying corrosive liquids; as sulphuric acid, etc.

caroteel ::: n. --> A tierce or cask for dried fruits, etc., usually about 700 lbs.

catechetical ::: a. --> Relating to or consisting in, asking questions and receiving answers, according to the ancient manner of teaching.

catechise ::: v. t. --> To instruct by asking questions, receiving answers, and offering explanations and corrections, -- esp. in regard to points of religious faith.
To question or interrogate; to examine or try by questions; -- sometimes with a view to reproof, by eliciting from a person answers which condemn his own conduct.

casked ::: placed or stored in a sturdy cylindrical container for storing liquids; put in a barrel. Also fig.

casket ::: a small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables.

casket ::: n. --> A small chest or box, esp. of rich material or ornamental character, as for jewels, etc.
A kind of burial case.
Anything containing or intended to contain something highly esteemed
The body.
The tomb.
A book of selections.

cask ::: n. --> Same as Casque.
A barrel-shaped vessel made of staves headings, and hoops, usually fitted together so as to hold liquids. It may be larger or smaller than a barrel.
The quantity contained in a cask.
A casket; a small box for jewels. ::: v. t.

charge ::: 1. An assigned duty or task; a responsibility given to one. 2. Care; custody. 3. An order, an impetuous onset or attack, command, or injunction. 4. The quantity of anything that a receptacle is intended to hold. v. 5. *Fig. To load to capacity; fill. *charged.

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

char ::: n. --> Alt. of Charr
A car; a chariot.
Work done by the day; a single job, or task; a chore.
To reduce to coal or carbon by exposure to heat; to reduce to charcoal; to burn to a cinder.
To burn slightly or partially; as, to char wood. ::: v. t.

cheapen ::: v. t. --> To ask the price of; to bid, bargain, or chaffer for. ::: a. --> To beat down the price of; to lessen the value of; to depreciate.

cheek ::: n. --> The side of the face below the eye.
The cheek bone.
Those pieces of a machine, or of any timber, or stone work, which form corresponding sides, or which are similar and in pair; as, the cheeks (jaws) of a vise; the cheeks of a gun carriage, etc.
The branches of a bridle bit.
A section of a flask, so made that it can be moved laterally, to permit the removal of the pattern from the mold; the

chimb ::: n. --> The edge of a cask, etc; a chine. See Chine, n., 3. ::: v. i. --> Chime.

chine ::: n. --> A chink or cleft; a narrow and deep ravine; as, Shanklin Chine in the Isle of Wight, a quarter of a mile long and 230 feet deep.
The backbone or spine of an animal; the back.
A piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking. [See Illust. of Beef.]
The edge or rim of a cask, etc., formed by the projecting ends of the staves; the chamfered end of a stave.

chock ::: v. t. --> To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch; as, to chock a wheel or cask.
To encounter. ::: v. i. --> To fill up, as a cavity.

claim ::: n. 1. A demand for something as rightful or due. 2. Something claimed in a formal or legal manner as a right or title. claims. *v. *3. To demand, ask for, assert, or take as one"s own or one"s due. 4. To state to be true, especially when open to question; assert or maintain. claims, claimed, claiming, claimest, claimst, death-claimed, trance-claimed.

claim ::: v./. --> To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.
To proclaim.
To call or name.
To assert; to maintain. ::: v. i.

clapboard ::: n. --> A narrow board, thicker at one edge than at the other; -- used for weatherboarding the outside of houses.
A stave for a cask. ::: v. t. --> To cover with clapboards; as, to clapboard the sides of a house.

cloak ::: n. --> A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women.
That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover. ::: v. t.

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

coalfish ::: n. --> The pollock; -- called also, coalsey, colemie, colmey, coal whiting, etc. See Pollock.
The beshow or candlefish of Alaska.
The cobia.

coffer ::: n. --> A casket, chest, or trunk; especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables.
Fig.: Treasure or funds; -- usually in the plural.
A panel deeply recessed in the ceiling of a vault, dome, or portico; a caisson.
A trench dug in the bottom of a dry moat, and extending across it, to enable the besieged to defend it by a raking fire.
The chamber of a canal lock; also, a caisson or a

coffin ::: n. --> The case in which a dead human body is inclosed for burial.
A basket.
A casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie.
A conical paper bag, used by grocers.
The hollow crust or hoof of a horse&

consulter ::: n. --> One who consults, or asks counsel or information.

consult ::: v. i. --> To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer. ::: v. t. --> To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a physician; to consult a dictionary.

contline ::: n. --> The space between the strands on the outside of a rope.
The space between the bilges of two casks stowed side by side.

cooper ::: n. --> One who makes barrels, hogsheads, casks, etc.
Work done by a cooper in making or repairing barrels, casks, etc.; the business of a cooper. ::: v. t. --> To do the work of a cooper upon; as, to cooper a cask or barrel.

coop ::: n. --> A barrel or cask for liquor.
An inclosure for keeping small animals; a pen; especially, a grated box for confining poultry.
A cart made close with boards; a tumbrel. ::: v. t. --> To confine in a coop; hence, to shut up or confine in a

corban ::: n. --> An offering of any kind, devoted to God and therefore not to be appropriated to any other use; esp., an offering in fulfillment of a vow.
An alms basket; a vessel to receive gifts of charity; a treasury of the church, where offerings are deposited.

corbell ::: n. --> A sculptured basket of flowers; a corbel.
Small gabions.

corb ::: n. --> A basket used in coal mines, etc. see Corf.
An ornament in a building; a corbel.

corf ::: n. --> A basket.
A large basket used in carrying or hoisting coal or ore.
A wooden frame, sled, or low-wheeled wagon, to convey coal or ore in the mines.

cork ::: n. --> The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree (Quercus Suber), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made. See Cutose.
A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork.
A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in greater or less abundance. ::: v. t.

cradling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Cradle ::: n. --> The act of using a cradle.
Cutting a cask into two pieces lengthwise, to enable it to pass a narrow place, the two parts being afterward united and rehooped.

crail ::: n. --> A creel or osier basket.

cram ::: v. t. --> To press, force, or drive, particularly in filling, or in thrusting one thing into another; to stuff; to crowd; to fill to superfluity; as, to cram anything into a basket; to cram a room with people.
To fill with food to satiety; to stuff.
To put hastily through an extensive course of memorizing or study, as in preparation for an examination; as, a pupil is crammed by his tutor.

crate ::: n. --> A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares.
A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, -- used especially for transporting fruit. ::: v. t. --> To pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to

crave ::: v. t. --> To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to implore.
To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to require or demand; as, the stomach craves food. ::: v. i. --> To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a

creel ::: n. --> An osier basket, such as anglers use.
A bar or set of bars with skewers for holding paying-off bobbins, as in the roving machine, throstle, and mule.

cresset ::: n. --> An open frame or basket of iron, filled with combustible material, to be burned as a beacon; an open lamp or firrepan carried on a pole in nocturnal processions.
A small furnace or iron cage to hold fire for charring the inside of a cask, and making the staves flexible.

croze ::: n. --> A cooper&

cucurbite ::: n. --> A vessel or flask for distillation, used with, or forming part of, an alembic; a matrass; -- originally in the shape of a gourd, with a wide mouth. See Alembic.

damasse ::: a. --> Woven like damask. ::: n. --> A damasse fabric, esp. one of linen.

damassin ::: n. --> A kind of modified damask or brocade.

damasked ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Damask

damaskeen ::: v. --> Alt. of Damasken

damasken ::: v. --> To decorate, as iron, steel, etc., with a peculiar marking or "water" produced in the process of manufacture, or with designs produced by inlaying or incrusting with another metal, as silver or gold, or by etching, etc., to damask.

damasking ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Damask

damaskin ::: n. --> A sword of Damask steel.

damask ::: n. --> Damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate pattern of flowers and the like.
Linen so woven that a pattern in produced by the different directions of the thread, without contrast of color.
A heavy woolen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in the same way as the linen damask; -- made for furniture covering and hangings.
Damask or Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or

damson ::: n. --> A small oval plum of a blue color, the fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica; -- called also damask plum.

demand ::: n. 1. A formal claim. 2. An urgent requirement or need. demands. v. 3. To ask urgently or peremptorily, to claim as just or due. 4. To require as useful, just, proper, or necessary; call for. demands, demanded, demanding.

demand ::: v. t. --> To ask or call for with authority; to claim or seek from, as by authority or right; to claim, as something due; to call for urgently or peremptorily; as, to demand a debt; to demand obedience.
To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question.
To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care.
To call into court; to summon.

Desire nothing but the purity, force, fight, wideness, calm, Ananda of the divine consciousness and Us insistence to transform and perfect your mind, life and body. Ask for notfifng 6ut the divine, spiritual and supramenfal Truth, its realisation on earth and in you and in all who arc called and chosen and the condi- tions needed for its creation and its Wcfoiy over all opposing forces.

desirer ::: n. --> One who desires, asks, or wishes.

dhriti. ::: steadfast; constant; overcoming non-perseverance, fear, and indecision; seeing each task through to completion; sustaining effort; firmness; patience; endurance

difficulty ::: n. --> The state of being difficult, or hard to do; hardness; arduousness; -- opposed to easiness or facility; as, the difficulty of a task or enterprise; a work of difficulty.
Something difficult; a thing hard to do or to understand; that which occasions labor or perplexity, and requires skill and perseverance to overcome, solve, or achieve; a hard enterprise; an obstacle; an impediment; as, the difficulties of a science; difficulties in theology.

dim ::: 1. Obscure to the mind or the senses. 2. Not clearly seen; indistinct; faint. 3. Having weak or indistinct vision. 4. Faintly outlined; indistinct. 5. Lacking in brightness. v. 1. To cause to seem less bright, as by comparison. 2. Make dim or lusterless. dimly, dim-eyed, dim-heart, dim-hearted, dim-masked, dim-souled.

disguise ::: n. 1. A mask, costume, or manner that conceals the identity of. 2. Something that serves or is intended for concealment of identity, character, or quality; a deceptive covering, condition, manner, etc. 3. The state of being disguised; masquerade. disguises, self-disguise. v. 4. To hide under a false appearance. disguised.

disguiser ::: n. --> One who, or that which, disguises.
One who wears a disguise; an actor in a masquerade; a masker.

disguise ::: v. t. --> To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive.
To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one&

dismask ::: v. t. --> To divest of a mask.

dispatchful ::: a. --> Bent on haste; intent on speedy execution of business or any task; indicating haste; quick; as, dispatchful looks.

dissemble ::: v. t. --> To hide under a false semblance or seeming; to feign (something) not to be what it really is; to put an untrue appearance upon; to disguise; to mask.
To put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to simulate; to feign. ::: v. i.

diurnal ::: a. --> Relating to the daytime; belonging to the period of daylight, distinguished from the night; -- opposed to nocturnal; as, diurnal heat; diurnal hours.
Daily; recurring every day; performed in a day; going through its changes in a day; constituting the measure of a day; as, a diurnal fever; a diurnal task; diurnal aberration, or diurnal parallax; the diurnal revolution of the earth.
Opening during the day, and closing at night; -- said of

Divine and surrender more and more one’s ordinary persona! ideas, desires, attachments, urges to action or habits of actions so that the Divine may lake up cveiything. Surrender means that, to give up our little mind and its mental ideas and prefe- rences into a divine Light and a greater knowledge, our petty persona] troubled blind stumbling will into a great calm, tran- quil, luminous Will and Force, our little, restless, tormented feel- ings into a wide intense divine Love and Ananda, our small suffering personality into the one Person of which it is an obs- cure outcome. If one insists on one's own ideas and reasonfogs, the greater Light and Knowledge cannot come or else is marked and obstructed in the coming at every step by a lower inter- ference ,* if one insists on one’s desires and fancies, that great luminous Will and Force cannot act in its own true power— for you ask it to be the servant of your desires ; if one refuses to give up one’s petty ways of feeling, eternal Love and supreme

Does the intervention of the Grace come through a call?When one calls? I think so. Anyway, not exclusively and solely. But certainly, yes, if one has faith in the Grace and an aspiration and if one does what a little child would when it runs to its mother and says: "Mamma, give me this", if one calls with that simplicity, if one turns to the Grace and says "Give me this", I believe it listens. Unless one asks for something that is not good for one, then it does not listen. If one asks from it something that does harm or is not favourable, it does not listen.
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dolioform ::: a. --> Barrel-shaped, or like a cask in form.

domino ::: n. --> A kind of hood worn by the canons of a cathedral church; a sort of amice.
A mourning veil formerly worn by women.
A kind of mask; particularly, a half mask worn at masquerades, to conceal the upper part of the face. Dominos were formerly worn by ladies in traveling.
A costume worn as a disguise at masquerades, consisting of a robe with a hood adjustable at pleasure.

dornock ::: n. --> A coarse sort of damask, originally made at Tournay (in Flemish, Doornick), Belgium, and used for hangings, carpets, etc. Also, a stout figured linen manufactured in Scotland.

dosser ::: n. --> A pannier, or basket.
A hanging tapestry; a dorsal.

drawloom ::: n. --> A kind of loom used in weaving figured patterns; -- called also drawboy.
A species of damask made on the drawloom.

dunnage ::: n. --> Fagots, boughs, or loose materials of any kind, laid on the bottom of the hold for the cargo to rest upon to prevent injury by water, or stowed among casks and other cargo to prevent their motion.

easily ::: adv. --> With ease; without difficulty or much effort; as, this task may be easily performed; that event might have been easily foreseen.
Without pain, anxiety, or disturbance; as, to pass life well and easily.
Readily; without reluctance; willingly.
Smoothly; quietly; gently; gracefully; without /umult or discord.

easiness ::: n. --> The state or condition of being easy; freedom from distress; rest.
Freedom from difficulty; ease; as the easiness of a task.
Freedom from emotion; compliance; disposition to yield without opposition; unconcernedness.
Freedom from effort, constraint, or formality; -- said of style, manner, etc.
Freedom from jolting, jerking, or straining.

easter ::: n. --> An annual church festival commemorating Christ&

eating ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Eat ::: n. --> The act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding.
Something fit to be eaten; food; as, a peach is good eating.

eelbuck ::: n. --> An eelpot or eel basket.

effet ::: n. --> The common newt; -- called also asker, eft, evat, and ewt.

efflagitate ::: v. t. --> To ask urgently.

empasm ::: n. --> A perfumed powder sprinkled upon the body to mask the odor of sweat.

entreated ::: asked (a person) earnestly; beseeched; implored.

entreater ::: n. --> One who entreats; one who asks earnestly; a beseecher.

entreat ::: v. t. --> To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use.
To treat with, or in respect to, a thing desired; hence, to ask earnestly; to beseech; to petition or pray with urgency; to supplicate; to importune.
To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to persuade.
To invite; to entertain.

esparto ::: n. --> A species of Spanish grass (Macrochloa tenacissima), of which cordage, shoes, baskets, etc., are made. It is also used for making paper.

(e) The problem of the A PRIORI, though the especial concern of the rationalist, confronts the empiricist also since few epistemologists are prepared to exclude the a priori entirely from their accounts of knowledge. The problem is that of isolating the a priori or non-empirical elements in knowledge and accounting for them in terms of the human reason. Three principal theories of the a priori have been advanced: the theory of the intrinsic A PRIORI which asserts that the basic principles of logic, mathematics, natural sciences and philosophy are self-evident truths recognizable by such intrinsic traits as clarity and distinctness of ideas. The intrinsic theory received its definitive modern expression in the theory of "innate ideas" (q.v.) of Herbert of Cherbury, Descartes, and 17th century rationalism. The presuppositional theory of the a priori which validates a priori truths by demonstrating that they are presupposed either by their attempted denial (Leibniz) or by the very possibility of experience (Kant). The postulational theory of the A PRIORI elaborated under the influence of recent postulational techniques in mathematics, interprets a priori principles as rules or postulates arbitrarily posited in the construction of formal deductive systems. See Postulate; Posit. (f) The problem of differentiating the principal kinds of knowledge is an essential task especially for an empirical epistemology. Perhaps the most elementary epistemological distinction is between non-inferential apprehension of objects by perception, memory, etc. (see Knowledge by Acquaintance), and inferential knowledge of things with which the knowing subject has no direct apprehension. See Knowledge by Description. Acquaintance in turn assumes two principal forms: perception or acquaintance with external objects (see Perception), and introspection or the subject's acquaintance with the "self" and its cognitive, volitional and affective states. See Introspection; Reflection. Inferential knowledge includes knowledge of other selves (this is not to deny that knowledge of other minds may at times be immediate and non-inferential), historical knowledge, including not only history in the narrower sense but also astronomical, biological, anthropological and archaeological and even cosmological reconstructions of the past and finally scientific knowledge in so far as it involves inference and construction from observational data.

euplectella ::: n. --> A genus of elegant, glassy sponges, consisting of interwoven siliceous fibers, and growing in the form of a cornucopia; -- called also Venus&

Existential Psychology: A school of introspective psychology represented in America by E. B. Titchener (1867-1927) which conceived the task of psychology to be the description, analysis and classification of the experiences of an individual mind considered as existences. Also called Existentialism. A characteristic doctrine of the school is the denial of imageless thought. -- L.M . Existential quantifier: See Quantifier. Exoteric: External; belonging to or suited for those who are not initiates or experts. The exoterikoi logoi referred to in Aristotle are popular arguments or treatises, as contrasted with strictly scientific expositions. -- G.R.M.

expose ::: 1. To lay open to something specified. 2. To lay open to the action or influence of. 3. To lay open to danger, attack, harm, etc. 4. To make visible or apparent. 5. To reveal or unmask (a crime, fraud, impostor, etc.). exposes, exposed.

facilitate ::: v. t. --> To make easy or less difficult; to free from difficulty or impediment; to lessen the labor of; as, to facilitate the execution of a task.

fascet ::: n. --> A wire basket on the end of a rod to carry glass bottles, etc., to the annealing furnace; also, an iron rod to be thrust into the mouths of bottles, and used for the same purpose; -- called also pontee and punty.

faucet ::: n. --> A fixture for drawing a liquid, as water, molasses, oil, etc., from a pipe, cask, or other vessel, in such quantities as may be desired; -- called also tap, and cock. It consists of a tubular spout, stopped with a movable plug, spigot, valve, or slide.
The enlarged end of a section of pipe which receives the spigot end of the next section.

fiord ::: n. --> A narrow inlet of the sea, penetrating between high banks or rocks, as on the coasts of Norway and Alaska.

firkin ::: n. --> A varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons.
A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, -- used for butter, lard, etc.

flasket ::: n. --> A long, shallow basket, with two handles.
A small flask.
A vessel in which viands are served.

flask ::: n. --> A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine.
A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat water in, etc.
A bed in a gun carriage.
The wooden or iron frame which holds the sand, etc., forming the mold used in a foundry; it consists of two or more parts; viz., the

flogger ::: n. --> One who flogs.
A kind of mallet for beating the bung stave of a cask to start the bung.

floorer ::: n. --> Anything that floors or upsets a person, as a blow that knocks him down; a conclusive answer or retort; a task that exceeds one&

flunk ::: v. i. --> To fail, as on a lesson; to back out, as from an undertaking, through fear. ::: v. t. --> To fail in; to shirk, as a task or duty. ::: n.

For the others, the “ baby monkey ” type or those who are still more independent, following their own ideas, doing their own sadhana, asking only for some instruction or help, the grace of the Guru is there, but it acts according to the nature of the sadhaka and counts upon his efforts to a greater or less degree ; it helps, succours in difficulty, saves in the time of danger ; the disciple is not always, is perhaps hardly at all aware of what is being done as he is absorbed in himself and his endeavour. In such cases the decisive psychological movement, the touch that makes all clear, may lake longer to come.

frail ::: n. --> A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.
The quantity of raisins -- about thirty-two, fifty-six, or seventy-five pounds, -- contained in a frail.
A rush for weaving baskets. ::: superl

frickle ::: n. --> A bushel basket.

frow ::: n. --> A woman; especially, a Dutch or German woman.
A dirty woman; a slattern.
A cleaving tool with handle at right angles to the blade, for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block; a frower. ::: a. --> Brittle.

Functional calculus: See Logic, formal, §§ 3, 6. Functional Psychology: (Lat. functio from fungor, I execute) A tendency in American psychology represented by W. James, G. T. Ladd, G. S. Hall, J. Dewey and J. R. Angell which considered the mental processes of sense perception, emotion, volition and thought as functions of the biological organism in its adaptation to and control of its environment. Functionalism arose as a protest against structural psychology for which the task of psychology is the analysis and description of consciousness. The functional theory of mind is characteristic of the pragmatism and instrumentalism of C. S. Pierce, W. James, G. H. Mead and J. Dewey. See C. H. Morris, Six Theories of Mind, Ch. VI. -- L.W.

furl ::: v. t. --> To draw up or gather into close compass; to wrap or roll, as a sail, close to the yard, stay, or mast, or, as a flag, close to or around its staff, securing it there by a gasket or line. Totten.

gabion ::: n. --> A hollow cylinder of wickerwork, like a basket without a bottom. Gabions are made of various sizes, and filled with earth in building fieldworks to shelter men from an enemy&

galligaskins ::: n. pl. --> Loose hose or breeches; leather leg quards. The word is used loosely and often in a jocose sense.

gallygaskins ::: n. pl. --> See Galligaskins.

gascoines ::: n. pl. --> See Gaskins, 1.

gascoynes ::: n. pl. --> Gaskins.

gauger ::: n. --> One who gauges; an officer whose business it is to ascertain the contents of casks.

gasket ::: n. --> A line or band used to lash a furled sail securely. Sea gaskets are common lines; harbor gaskets are plaited and decorated lines or bands. Called also casket.
The plaited hemp used for packing a piston, as of the steam engine and its pumps.
Any ring or washer of packing.

gaskins ::: --> Loose hose or breeches; galligaskins.
Packing of hemp.
A horse&

gley ::: v. i. --> To squint; to look obliquely; to overlook things. ::: adv. --> Asquint; askance; obliquely.

glorify ::: v. t. --> To make glorious by bestowing glory upon; to confer honor and distinction upon; to elevate to power or happiness, or to celestial glory.
To make glorious in thought or with the heart, by ascribing glory to; to asknowledge the excellence of; to render homage to; to magnify in worship; to adore.

gorgoneion ::: n. --> A mask carved in imitation of a Gorgon&

Grandeur, the masked Immaculate

grate ::: a. --> Serving to gratify; agreeable. ::: n. --> A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters.
A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding

guiser ::: n. --> A person in disguise; a masker; a mummer.

hamper ::: n. --> A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles; as, a hamper of wine; a clothes hamper; an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels.
A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.
Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times. ::: v. t.

hanaper ::: n. --> A kind of basket, usually of wickerwork, and adapted for the packing and carrying of articles; a hamper.

hard ::: superl. --> Not easily penetrated, cut, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; firm; solid; compact; -- applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as, hard wood; hard flesh; a hard apple.
Difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem.
Difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.
Difficult to resist or control; powerful.

harness cask ::: --> A tub lashed to a vessel&

hask ::: n. --> A basket made of rushes or flags, as for carrying fish.

herculean ::: a. --> Requiring the strength of Hercules; hence, very great, difficult, or dangerous; as, an Herculean task.
Having extraordinary strength or size; as, Herculean limbs.

Herculean ::: Herculean—after Hercules, one of the greatest heroes of classical mythology, he is supposed to have been the strongest man on earth. He was renowned for completing twelve seemingly impossible tasks—the Labors of Hercules.

hercules ::: n. --> A hero, fabled to have been the son of Jupiter and Alcmena, and celebrated for great strength, esp. for the accomplishment of his twelve great tasks or "labors."
A constellation in the northern hemisphere, near Lyra.

hilted ::: a. --> Having a hilt; -- used in composition; as, basket-hilted, cross-hilted.

hive ::: n. --> A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees.
The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.
A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd. ::: v. t. --> To collect into a hive; to place in, or cause to enter, a

hoemother ::: n. --> The basking or liver shark; -- called also homer. See Liver shark, under Liver.

hogshead ::: n. --> An English measure of capacity, containing 63 wine gallons, or about 52/ imperial gallons; a half pipe.
A large cask or barrel, of indefinite contents; esp. one containing from 100 to 140 gallons.

HOLOCAUST OF THE DIVINE. ::: The Mother not only governs all from above but she descends into this lesser tnple universe. Impersonally, all things here, even the movements of the Ignorance, are herself in veiled power and her creations in diminished substance, her Nafure-b^y and Nature-force, and they exist because moved by the mysterious fiat of the Supreme to work out something that was fbere «i the possibilities of The Infinite she has consented to the great sacrifice and has put on like a mask the soul and forms of the Ignorance. But personally too she has stooped to descend here into the Darkness that she may lead it to the Light, into the Falsehood and Error that she may convert it to the Truth, into this Death that she may turn it to godlike Life, into this world-pain and its obstinate sorrow assimilate it ; avoid self-dispersion and all externalising of the consciousness.

holocaust ::: “The Mother not only governs all from above but she descends into this lesser triple universe. Impersonally, all things here, even the movements of the Ignorance, are herself in veiled power and her creations in diminished substance, her Nature-body and Nature-force, and they exist because, moved by the mysterious fiat of the Supreme to work out something that was there in the possibilities of the Infinite, she has consented to the great sacrifice and has put on like a mask the soul and forms of the Ignorance. But personally too she has stooped to descend here into the Darkness that she may lead it to the Light, into the Falsehood and Error that she may convert it to the Truth, into this Death that she may turn it to godlike Life, into this world-pain and its obstinate sorrow and suffering that she may end it in the transforming ecstasy of her sublime Ananda. In her deep and great love for her children she has consented to put on herself the cloak of this obscurity, condescended to bear the attacks and torturing influences of the powers of the Darkness and the Falsehood, borne to pass though the portals of the birth that is a death, taken upon herself the pangs and sorrows and sufferings of the creation, since it seemed that thus alone could it be lifted to the Light and Joy and Truth and eternal Life. This is the great sacrifice called sometimes the sacrifice of the Purusha, but much more deeply the holocaust of Prakriti, the sacrifice of the Divine Mother.” The Mother

hooper ::: n. --> One who hoops casks or tubs; a cooper.
The European whistling, or wild, swan (Olor cygnus); -- called also hooper swan, whooping swan, and elk.

hoop ::: n. --> A pliant strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, and united at the ends, for holding together the staves of casks, tubs, etc.
A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop, as the cylinder (cheese hoop) in which the curd is pressed in making cheese.
A circle, or combination of circles, of thin whalebone, metal, or other elastic material, used for expanding the skirts of ladies&

hoppet ::: n. --> A hand basket; also, a dish used by miners for measuring ore.
An infant in arms.

howel ::: n. --> A tool used by coopers for smoothing and chamfering rheir work, especially the inside of casks. ::: v. t. --> To smooth; to plane; as, to howel a cask.

immask ::: v. t. --> To cover, as with a mask; to disguise or conceal.

incask ::: v. t. --> To cover with a casque or as with a casque.

incompetence ::: not possessing the necessary ability, skill, etc. to do or carry out a task; incapable.

indite ::: v. t. --> To compose; to write; to be author of; to dictate; to prompt.
To invite or ask.
To indict; to accuse; to censure. ::: v. i. --> To compose; to write, as a poem.

inquire ::: v. i. --> To ask a question; to seek for truth or information by putting queries.
To seek to learn anything by recourse to the proper means of knoledge; to make examination. ::: v. t. --> To ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make

inquiry ::: n. --> The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.
Search for truth, information, or knoledge; examination into facts or principles; research; invextigation; as, physical inquiries.

inquisitive ::: a. --> Disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer.
Given to examination, investigation, or research; searching; curious. ::: n. --> A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research.

inquisitor ::: n. --> An inquisitive person; one fond of asking questions.
One whose official duty it is to examine and inquire, as coroners, sheriffs, etc.
A member of the Court of Inquisition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

interrogate ::: v. t. --> To question formally; to question; to examine by asking questions; as, to interrogate a witness. ::: v. i. --> To ask questions. ::: n.

interrogative ::: a. --> Denoting a question; expressed in the form of a question; as, an interrogative sentence; an interrogative pronoun. ::: n. --> A word used in asking questions; as, who? which? why?

interrogator ::: n. --> One who asks questions; a questioner.

interrogatory ::: n. --> A formal question or inquiry; esp. (Law), a question asked in writing. ::: a. --> Containing, expressing, or implying a question; as, an interrogatory sentence.

  "In the spiritual sense, however, sacrifice has a different meaning — it does not so much indicate giving up what is held dear as an offering of oneself, one"s being, one"s mind, heart, will, body, life, actions to the Divine. It has the original sense of ‘making sacred" and is used as an equivalent of the word yajna. When the Gita speaks of the ‘sacrifice of knowledge", it does not mean a giving up of anything, but a turning of the mind towards the Divine in the search for knowledge and an offering of oneself through it. It is in this sense, too, that one speaks of the offering or sacrifice of works. The Mother has written somewhere that the spiritual sacrifice is joyful and not painful in its nature. On the spiritual path, very commonly, if a seeker still feels the old ties and responsibilities strongly he is not asked to sever or leave them, but to let the call in him grow till all within is ready. Many, indeed, come away earlier because they feel that to cut loose is their only chance, and these have to go sometimes through a struggle. But the pain, the struggle, is not the essential character of this spiritual self-offering.” Letters on Yoga

“In the spiritual sense, however, sacrifice has a different meaning—it does not so much indicate giving up what is held dear as an offering of oneself, one’s being, one’s mind, heart, will, body, life, actions to the Divine. It has the original sense of ‘making sacred’ and is used as an equivalent of the word yajna. When the Gita speaks of the ‘sacrifice of knowledge’, it does not mean a giving up of anything, but a turning of the mind towards the Divine in the search for knowledge and an offering of oneself through it. It is in this sense, too, that one speaks of the offering or sacrifice of works. The Mother has written somewhere that the spiritual sacrifice is joyful and not painful in its nature. On the spiritual path, very commonly, if a seeker still feels the old ties and responsibilities strongly he is not asked to sever or leave them, but to let the call in him grow till all within is ready. Many, indeed, come away earlier because they feel that to cut loose is their only chance, and these have to go sometimes through a struggle. But the pain, the struggle, is not the essential character of this spiritual self-offering.” Letters on Yoga

In the subconscient the intuition manifests itself in the action, in effectivity, and the knowledge or conscious identity is either entirely or more or less concealed in the action. In the superconscient, on the contrary, Light being the law and the principle, the intuition manifests itself in its true nature as knowledge emerging out of conscious identity, and effectivity of action is rather the accompaniment or necessary consequent and no longer masks as the primary fact. Between these two states reason and mind act as intermediaries which enable the being to liberate knowledge out of its imprisonment in the act and prepare it to resume its essential primacy. When the selfawareness in the mind applied both to continent and content, to own-self and other-self, exalts itself into the luminous selfmanifest identity, the reason also converts itself into the form of the self-luminous intuitional3 knowledge. This is the highest possible state of our knowledge when mind fulfils itself in the supramental.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 72

invite ::: v. t. --> To ask; to request; to bid; to summon; to ask to do some act, or go to some place; esp., to ask to an entertainment or visit; to request the company of; as, to invite to dinner, or a wedding, or an excursion.
To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract.
To give occasion for; as, to invite criticism.

irksome ::: a. --> Wearisome; tedious; disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition; as, irksome hours; irksome tasks.
Weary; vexed; uneasy.

jagua palm ::: --> A great Brazilian palm (Maximiliana regia), having immense spathes which are used for baskets and tubs.

jest ::: n. --> A deed; an action; a gest.
A mask; a pageant; an interlude.
Something done or said in order to amuse; a joke; a witticism; a jocose or sportive remark or phrase. See Synonyms under Jest, v. i. ::: v. i.

Jhumur: “The Book of bliss is really the ultimate Satchitananda, the everlasting day when one has moved out of all contact with the unconscious and lives no longer in between sunlight and darkness but wholly in the light, wholly in the Divine. There was once a question that somebody asked Mother when She used to take our classes. She (the person) said that in our world there is a change from lesser to greater if one tries to progress. It is a constant change. When one enters the higher plane, the upper hemisphere as you call it, will there be no change, will it always be the same? Mother said,”No, it is not that. One perfection can then be manifested later in another kind of perfection.” There is a variety of different laws of perfection, hence the myriad volumes of the Book of Bliss. Delight has so many modes of expression, perfection or delight, they are all the same and there is not just one way of manifesting the Divine. There are infinite modes of expression of that delight.”

Jhumur: “This Grandeur is the craftsman who labours at his high and difficult plan and then he begins to outline his dreamed magnificence of things to be. He remains hidden in the magic stuff of self so he is masked, he is hidden. In himself, in his essence he is the Supreme, therefore he is the Grandeur.”

Jhumur: “You have the same word in French, capte—like a receiver that catches signals. I believe Sri Aurobindo often uses French words with the French connotation. Particularly I have noticed that sometimes he uses the word amour instead of love. When I asked myself why did he have to use a French word here, perhaps because it was a different kind of love, not the usual, something other. Time’s amour-song he says, and not a love song. There is something different about that song. It is not just a love song. It suggests something other when he uses a word from another language. It is not love that we ordinarily understand, he has added a quality of something special or rare or unusual by utilizing the same word but in another language. It gives it another colour.”

junk ::: n. --> A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece. See Chunk.
Pieces of old cable or old cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.
Old iron, or other metal, glass, paper, etc., bought and sold by junk dealers.
Hard salted beef supplied to ships.
A large vessel, without keel or prominent stem, and with huge

Kali ::: (literally "the black") the "dark Mother", a name given in the Kali Hindu tradition to the "supreme Energy . . . beneficent even in the mask of destruction", represented "with her garland of skulls trampling naked in battle", symbolic of "the Nature Force [prakr.ti] in the ignorance surrounded by difficulties, wresting and breaking everything in a blind struggle to get through till she finds herself standing

Karma Yoga ::: Aims at the dedication of every human activity to the supreme Will. It begins by the renunciation of all egoistic aim for our works, all pursuit of action for an interested aim or for the sake of a worldly result. By this renunciation it so purifies the mind and the will that we become easily conscious of the great universal Energy as the true doer of all our actions and the Lord of that Energy as their ruler and director with the individual as only a mask, an excuse, an instrument or, more positively, a conscious centre of action and phenomenal relation. The choice and direction of the act is more and more consciously left to this supreme Will and this universal Energy. To That our works as well as the results of our works are finally abandoned. The object is the release of the soul from its bondage to appearances and to the reaction of phenomenal activities. Karmayoga is used, like the other paths, to lead to liberation from phenomenal existence and a departure into the Supreme. But here too the exclusive result is not inevitable. The end of the path may be, equally, a perception of the Divine in all energies, in all happenings, in all activities, and a free and unegoistic participation of the soul in the cosmic action. So followed it will lead to the elevation of all human will and activity to the divine level, its spiritualisation and the justification of the cosmic labour towards freedom, power and perfection in the human being.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 39-40

KARMA YOGA. ::: It alms at the dedication of every human activity to the supreme Wilt. It begins by the renunciation of all egoistic aim for our works, all pursuit of action for an inter- ested aim or for the sake of a worldly result. By this renuncia- tion it so purifies the mind and the will that we become easily conscious of the great universal Energy as the true doer of all our actions and the Lord of that Energy as their ruler and director with the individual as only a mask, an excuse, an instrument or, more positively, a conscious centre^ of action and phenomenal relation. The choice and direction of the act is more and more consciously left to this supreme Will and this universal Energy. To that our works as well as the results of our works are finally abandoned. The object is the release of the soul from its bondage to appearances and to the reaction of phenomenal activities. Karmayoga is used, like the other paths, to lead to liberation from phenomenal existence and a departure into the Supreme. But here too the exclusive result is not inevitable. The end of the path may be, equally, a perception of the divine in all energies, in all happenings, in all activities, and a free and unegoislic participation of the soul in the cosmic action. So followed it will lead to the elevation of all human will and activity to the divine level, its spiritualisation and the

keg ::: n. --> A small cask or barrel.

kiddle ::: n. --> A kind of basketwork wear in a river, for catching fish.

kipe ::: n. --> An osier basket used for catching fish.

lageniform ::: a. --> Shaped like a bottle or flask; flag-shaped.

larvated ::: a. --> Masked; clothed as with a mask.

latching ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Latch ::: n. --> A loop or eye formed on the head rope of a bonnet, by which it is attached to the foot of a sail; -- called also latch and lasket.

lasket ::: n. --> latching.

lask ::: n. --> A diarrhea or flux.

leakage ::: n. --> A leaking; also, the quantity that enters or issues by leaking.
An allowance of a certain rate per cent for the leaking of casks, or waste of liquors by leaking.

leaky ::: superl. --> Permitting water or other fluid to leak in or out; as, a leaky roof or cask.
Apt to disclose secrets; tattling; not close.

leapful ::: n. --> A basketful.

leap ::: n. --> A basket.
A weel or wicker trap for fish.
The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound.
Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
A fault.
A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate

lee ::: v. i. --> To lie; to speak falsely. ::: n. --> That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural.
A sheltered place; esp., a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter; protection; as,

lug ::: n. --> The ear, or its lobe.
That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a support is fastened; an ear; as, the lugs of a kettle; the lugs of a founder&

Madhav: “Flood of thoughts, they are asking answers to their questions.” The Book of the Divine Mother

Madhav: “The allusion is to the Vamana Avatar in Indian mythology. Vamana the Dwarf, Lilliputian in form, asks for a boon of three steps of land from the king. The king readily agrees. Suddenly the Dwarf assumes a stupendous shape and occupies both the worlds of earth and heaven and asks where he should place his third step. The king is obliged to offer his head. The Titan yields to the Divine in the form of Vamana.

Madhav: “This creation is an ordered manifestation of the Divine. There is a central Will, expressing the originating Truth-vision, impelling the whole movement. But also there are special emanations from the Divine charged with specific tasks in the organisation and maintenance of the emerging creation. These are the gods and goddesses, deities, Powers and Personalities that are in charge of their respective domains, on different levels of existence. Each world has its own guardians entrusted by the Supreme Creative Spirit with the work of building and furthering the manifestation of the particular Truth-principle that pushes for expression in that world-formula.” Readings in Savitri Vol. I.

mahamaya ::: the vast power of "comprehending, measuring, formmahamaya ing Knowledge [maya] . . . in the undivided being" of Aditi; "the Consciousness-Puissance of the Eternal [brahman], timeless and illimitable beyond the universe, but spread out here under a mask of bright and dark opposites for the miracle of the slow manifestation of the Divine in Mind and Life and Matter".

main-hamper ::: n. --> A hamper to be carried in the hand; a hand basket used in carrying grapes to the press.

manducus ::: n. --> A grotesque mask, representing a person chewing or grimacing, worn in processions and by comic actors on the stage.

masque ::: a form of aristocratic entertainment in England in the 16th and 17th centuries, originally consisting of pantomime and dancing but later including dialogue and song, presented in elaborate productions. masques. *See also *mask.

masque ::: n. --> A mask; a masquerade.

masquerade ::: 1. A party, dance, or other festive gathering of persons wearing masks and other disguises, and often elegant, historical, or fantastic costumes. 2. False outward show; façade; pretense.

masquerade ::: n. --> An assembly of persons wearing masks, and amusing themselves with dancing, conversation, or other diversions.
A dramatic performance by actors in masks; a mask. See 1st Mask, 4.
Acting or living under false pretenses; concealment of something by a false or unreal show; pretentious show; disguise.
A Spanish diversion on horseback.

masquerader ::: n. --> One who masquerades; a person wearing a mask; one disguised.

matrass ::: n. --> A round-bottomed glass flask having a long neck; a bolthead.

Matter ::: Being manifested as substance; substance of the one Conscious Being. A self-formed mask and robe of the divine Spirit, matter is not fundamentally real, but a form of the force of Conscious Being.

maund ::: n. --> A hand basket.
An East Indian weight, varying in different localities from 25 to about 82 pounds avoirdupois. ::: v. i. --> Alt. of Maunder

masked ::: disguised; concealed; hidden.

masked ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Mask ::: a. --> Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; cincealed; hidden.
Same as Personate.
Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in

masker ::: n. --> One who wears a mask; one who appears in disguise at a masquerade. ::: v. t. --> To confuse; to stupefy.

maskery ::: n. --> The dress or disguise of a maske/; masquerade.

masking ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Mask

maskinonge ::: n. --> The muskellunge.

mask ::: n. 1. A covering for all or part of the face, worn to conceal one"s identity. 2. Anything that disguises, conceals, or hides from view. Mask, masks. v. 3. To disguise or conceal; hide, veil, screen, cloak. **masked, masking.

mask ::: n. --> A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection; as, a dancer&

mask shell ::: --> Any spiral marine shell of the genus Persona, having a curiously twisted aperture.

mission ::: n. **1. The business with which a person or a body of persons is charged. 2. An assigned or self-imposed duty or task. v. 3. To send forth to someone. missioned.**

morsing horn ::: --> A horn or flask for holding powder, as for priming.

Mother take its place. C^st from the mind all insistence on your personal ideas and judgment, then you will have the wisdom to understand her. Let there be no obsession of self-will, ego- drive in the action, love of persona! authority, attachment to personal preference, then the Mother's force will be able to act eJeariy in you and you ivifl get the inexhaustible energy for which you ask and your service will be perfect.

mummer ::: n. --> One who mumms, or makes diversion in disguise; a masker; a buffon.

mummery ::: n. --> Masking; frolic in disguise; buffoonery.
Farcical show; hypocritical disguise and parade or ceremonies.

mumm ::: v. i. --> To sport or make diversion in a mask or disguise; to mask.

namaskara ::: [a salutation].

namaskara ::: salutation with hands joined. namaskara

namaskar &

nay ::: adv. --> No; -- a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by no. See Yes.
Not this merely, but also; not only so, but; -- used to mark the addition or substitution of a more explicit or more emphatic phrase. ::: n.

nirukta ::: etymological interpretation; [the Nirukta: a work by Yaska containing explanations and etymological interpretations of obscure Vedic words].

not searched out or asked for.

nowel ::: n. --> Christmas; also, a shout of joy at Christmas for the birth of the Savior.
A kind of hymn, or canticle, of mediaeval origin, sung in honor of the Nativity of our Lord; a Christmas carol.
The core, or the inner part, of a mold for casting a large hollow object.
The bottom part of a mold or of a flask, in distinction from the cope; the drag.

office ::: 1. A room where business is conducted. 2. A duty, service, or charge falling or assigned to one; a service or task to be performed. 3. A position of authority, duty, or trust given to a person, as in a government or corporation. offices.

olpe ::: n. --> Originally, a leather flask or vessel for oils or liquids; afterward, an earthenware vase or pitcher without a spout.

omahas ::: n. pl. --> A tribe of Indians who inhabited the south side of the Missouri River. They are now partly civilized and occupy a reservation in Nebraska.

OM is the symbol of the triple Brahman, the outward-looking, the inward or subtle and the superconscient causal Purusha. Each letter A, U, M indicates one of these three in ascending order and the syllable as a whole brings out the fourth state, Turiya, which rises to the Absolute. OM is the initiating syllable pronounced at the outset as a benedictory prelude and sanction to all act of sacrifice, all act of giving and all act of askesis; it is a reminder that our work should be made an expression of the triple Divine in our inner being and turned towards him in the idea and motive.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 19, Page: 491

open ::: a. --> Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or preventing passage; not locked up or covered over; -- applied to passageways; as, an open door, window, road, etc.; also, to inclosed structures or objects; as, open houses, boxes, baskets, bottles, etc.; also, to means of communication or approach by water or land; as, an open harbor or roadstead.
Free to be used, enjoyed, visited, or the like; not private; public; unrestricted in use; as, an open library, museum, court, or

osier ::: n. --> A kind of willow (Salix viminalis) growing in wet places in Europe and Asia, and introduced into North America. It is considered the best of the willows for basket work. The name is sometimes given to any kind of willow.
One of the long, pliable twigs of this plant, or of other similar plants. ::: a.

overdo ::: v. t. --> To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far.
To overtask. or overtax; to fatigue; to exhaust; as, to overdo one&

overtax ::: v. t. --> To tax or to task too heavily.

overtask ::: v. t. --> To task too heavily.

padarthabhavana. ::: knowledge of the Truth; seeing Brahman everywhere; perceiving the inner essence and not the outer physical form of things, as the separation between subject and a distinct object has dissolved; when external things do not appear to exist and tasks get performed without any sense of doership; the sixth stage in the path of Self-knowledge

pannier ::: n. --> A bread basket; also, a wicker basket (used commonly in pairs) for carrying fruit or other things on a horse or an ass
A shield of basket work formerly used by archers as a shelter from the enemy&

parbuckle ::: n. --> A kind of purchase for hoisting or lowering a cylindrical burden, as a cask. The middle of a long rope is made fast aloft, and both parts are looped around the object, which rests in the loops, and rolls in them as the ends are hauled up or payed out.
A double sling made of a single rope, for slinging a cask, gun, etc. ::: v. t.

parterie ::: n. --> Articles made of the blades or fiber of the Lygeum Spartum and Stipa (/ Macrochloa) tenacissima, kinds of grass used in Spain and other countries for making ropes, mats, baskets, nets, and mattresses.

pask ::: n. --> See Pasch.

ped ::: n. --> A basket; a hammer; a pannier.

pennywort ::: n. --> A European trailing herb (Linaria Cymbalaria) with roundish, reniform leaves. It is often cultivated in hanging baskets.

persevered ::: persisted in or remained constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement.

personate ::: v. t. --> To celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise.
To assume the character of; to represent by a fictitious appearance; to act the part of; hence, to counterfeit; to feign; as, he tried to personate his brother; a personated devotion.
To set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask.
To personify; to typify; to describe.

petitor ::: n. --> One who seeks or asks; a seeker; an applicant.

piercel ::: n. --> A kind of gimlet for making vents in casks; -- called also piercer.

pity ::: “Pity may be reserved, so long as thy soul makes distinctions, for the suffering animals; but humanity deserves from thee something nobler; it asks for love, for understanding, for comradeship, for the help of the equal & brother.”

polygraph ::: n. --> An instrument for multiplying copies of a writing; a manifold writer; a copying machine.
In bibliography, a collection of different works, either by one or several authors.
An instrument for detecting deceptive statements by a subject, by measuring several physiological states of the subject, such as pulse, heartbeat, and sweating. The instrument records these parameters on a strip of paper while the subject is asked questions

popper ::: n. --> A utensil for popping corn, usually a wire basket with a long handle.
A dagger.

potting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Pot ::: n. --> Tippling.
The act of placing in a pot; as, the potting of plants; the potting of meats for preservation.
The process of putting sugar in casks for cleansing and

pottle ::: n. --> A liquid measure of four pints.
A pot or tankard.
A vessel or small basket for holding fruit.

powderflask ::: n. --> A flask in which gunpowder is carried, having a charging tube at the end.

prayer ::: n. --> One who prays; a supplicant. ::: v. i. --> The act of praying, or of asking a favor; earnest request or entreaty; hence, a petition or memorial addressed to a court or a legislative body.
The act of addressing supplication to a divinity,

PRAYER. ::: The life of man is a life of wants and needs and therefore of desires, not only in his physical and vital, but in his mental and spiritual being. When he becomes conscious of a greater Power governing the world, he approaches it through prayer for the fulfilment of his needs, for help in his rough journey, for protection and aid in his struggle. Whatever crudi- ties there may be in the ordinary religious approach to God by prayer, and there are many, especially that attitude which ima- gines the Divine as if capable of being propitiated, bribed, flat- tered into acquiescence or indulgence by praise, entreaty and gifts and has often little te^td to the spirit in which he is approached, still this way of turning to the Divine is an essen- tial movement of our religious being and reposes on a universal truth.

The efficacy of prayer is often doubted and prayer itself supposed to be a thing irrational and necessarily superfluous and ineffective. It is true that the universal will executes always its aim and cannot be deflected by egoistic propitiation and entreaty, it is true of the Transcendent who expresses himself in the universal order that, being omniscient, his larger knowledge must foresee the thing to be done and it does not need direction or stimulation by human thought and that the individual's desires are not and cannot be in any world-order the true determining factor. But neither is that order or the execution of the universal will altogether effected by mechanical Law, but by powers and forces of which for human life at least, human will, aspiration and faith are not among the least important. Prayer is only a particular form given to that will, aspiration and faith. Its forms are very often crude and not only childlike, which is in itself no defect, but childish; but still it has a real power and significance. Its power and sense is to put the will, aspiration and faith of man into touch with the divine Will as that of a conscious Being with whom we can enter into conscious and living relations. For our will and aspiration can act either by our own strength and endeavour, which can no doubt be made a thing great and effective whether for lower or higher purposes, -and there are plenty of disciplines which put it forward as the one force to be used, -- or it can act in dependence upon and with subordination to the divine or the universal Will. And this latter way, again, may either look upon that Will as responsive indeed to our aspiration, but almost mechanically, by a sort of law of energy, or at any rate quite impersonally, or else it may look upon it as responding consciously to the divine aspiration and faith of the human soul and consciously bringing to it the help, the guidance, the protection and fruition demanded, yogaksemam vahamyaham. ~ TSOY, SYN

Prayer helps to prepare this relation for us at first on the lower plane even while it is (here consistent with much that is mere egoism and self-delusion; but afterwards we can draw towards the spiritual truth which is behind it. It is not then the givinc of the thing asked for that matters, but the relation itself, the contact of man’s life with God, the conscious interchange.

In spiritual matters and in the seeking of spiritual gains, this conscious relation is a great power; it is a much greater power than our own entirely self-reliant struggle and effort and it brings a fuller spiritual growth and experience. Necessarily, in the end prayer either ceases in the greater thing for which it prepared us, -- in fact the form we call prayer is not itself essential so long as the faith, the will, the aspiration are there, -- or remains only for the joy of the relation. Also its objects, the artha or interest it seeks to realise, become higher and higher until we reach the highest motiveless devotion, which is that of divine love pure and simple without any other demand or longing.

Prayer for others ::: The fact of praying and the attitude it brings, especially unselfish prayer for others, itself opens you to the higher Power, even if there is no corresponding result in the person prayed for. 'Nothing can be positively said about that, for the result must necessarily depend on the persons, whe- ther they arc open or receptive or something in them can res- pond to any Force the prayer brings down.

Prayer must well up from the heart on a crest of emotion or aspiration.

Prayer {Ideal)'. Not prayer insisting on immediate fulfilment, but prayer that is itself a communion of the mind and heart with the Divine*and can have the joy and satisfaction of itself, trusting for fulfilment by the Divine in his own time.

Prayer ::: The life of man is a life of wants and needs and th
   refore of desires, not only in his physical and vital, but in his mental and spiritual being. When he becomes conscious of a greater Power governing the world, he approaches it through prayer for the fulfilment of his needs, for help in his rough journey, for protection and aid in his struggle. Whatever crudities there may be in the ordinary religious approach to God by prayer, and there are many, especially that attitude which imagines the Divine as if capable of being propitiated, bribed, flattered into acquiescence or indulgence by praise, entreaty and gifts and has often little regard to the spirit in which he is approached, still this way of turning to the Divine is an essential movement of our religious being and reposes on a universal truth. The efficacy of prayer is often doubted and prayer itself supposed to be a thing irrational and necessarily superfluous and ineffective. It is true that the universal will executes always its aim and cannot be deflected by egoistic propitiation and entreaty, it is true of the Transcendent who expresses himself in the universal order that being omniscient his larger knowledge must foresee the thing to be done and it does not need direction or stimulation by human thought and that the individual’s desires are not and cannot be in any world-order the true determining factor. But neither is that order or the execution of the universal will altogether effected by mechanical Law, but by powers and forces of which for human life at least human will, aspiration and faith are not among the least important. Prayer is only a particular form given to that will, aspiration and faith. Its forms are very often crude and not only childlike, which is in itself no defect, but childish; but still it has a real power and significance. Its power and sense is to put the will, aspiration and faith of man into touch with the divine Will as that of a conscious Being with whom we can enter into conscious and living relations. For our will and aspiration can act either by our own strength and endeavour, which can no doubt be made a thing great and effective whether for lower or higher purposes,—and there are plenty of disciplines which put it forward as the one force to be used,—or it can act in dependence upon and with subordination to the divine or the universal Will. And this latter way again may either look upon thatWill as responsive indeed to our aspiration, but almost mechanically, by a sort of law of energy, or at any rate quite impersonally, or else it may look upon it as responding consciously to the divine aspiration and faith of the human soul and consciously bringing to it the help, the guidance, the protection and fruition demanded. Prayer helps to prepare this relation for us at first on the lower plane even while it is there consistent with much that is mere egoism and self-delusion; but afterwards we can draw towards the spiritual truth which is behind it. It is not then the giving of the thing asked for that matters, but the relation itself, the contact of man’s life with God, the conscious interchange. In spiritual matters and in the seeking of spiritual gains, this conscious relation is a great power; it is a much greater power than our own entirely self-reliant struggle and effort and it brings a fuller spiritual growth and experience. Necessarily in the end prayer either ceases in the greater thing for which it prepared us, —in fact the form we call prayer is not itself essential so long as the faith, the will, the aspiration are there,—or remains only for the joy of the relation. Also its objects, the artha or interest it seeks to realise, become higher and higher until we reach the highest motiveless devotion, which is that of divine love pure and simple without any other demand or longing.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 566-67-68

prema ::: love; "the love which consecrates service, a love which asks for no return, but spends itself for the satisfaction of that which we love", an attribute of the sūdra; an attribute of Mahalaks.mi and of Pradyumna; short for premananda; (on page 1281) the name of a svarga. prema ananda

prickle ::: n. --> A little prick; a small, sharp point; a fine, sharp process or projection, as from the skin of an animal, the bark of a plant, etc.; a spine.
A kind of willow basket; -- a term still used in some branches of trade.
A sieve of filberts, -- about fifty pounds. ::: v. t.

prizing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Prize ::: n. --> The application of a lever to move any weighty body, as a cask, anchor, cannon, car, etc. See Prize, n., 5.

prophecy ::: “If this higher buddhi {{understanding in the profoundest sense] could act pure of the interference of these lower members, it would give pure forms of the truth; observation would be dominated or replaced by a vision which could see without subservient dependence on the testimony of the sense-mind and senses; imagination would give place to the self-assured inspiration of the truth, reasoning to the spontaneous discernment of relations and conclusion from reasoning to an intuition containing in itself those relations and not building laboriously upon them, judgment to a thought-vision in whose light the truth would stand revealed without the mask which it now wears and which our intellectual judgment has to penetrate; while memory too would take upon itself that larger sense given to it in Greek thought and be no longer a paltry selection from the store gained by the individual in his present life, but rather the all-recording knowledge which secretly holds and constantly gives from itself everything that we now seem painfully to acquire but really in this sense remember, a knowledge which includes the future(1) no less than the past.

psychian ::: n. --> Any small moth of the genus Psyche and allied genera (family Psychidae). The larvae are called basket worms. See Basket worm, under Basket.

Psythic Bhakti which gives itself asks for nothing but the

puncheon ::: n. --> A figured stamp, die, or punch, used by goldsmiths, cutlers, etc.
A short, upright piece of timber in framing; a short post; an intermediate stud.
A split log or heavy slab with the face smoothed; as, a floor made of puncheons.
A cask containing, sometimes 84, sometimes 120, gallons.

punnet ::: n. --> A broad, shallow basket, for displaying fruit or flowers.

pycnidium ::: n. --> In certain fungi, a flask-shaped cavity from the surface of the inner walls of which spores are produced.

pycnometer ::: n. --> A specific gravity bottle; a standard flask for measuring and comparing the densities of liquids.

querist ::: n. --> One who inquires, or asks questions.

questionary ::: a. --> Inquiring; asking questions; testing. ::: n. --> One who makes it his business to seek after relics and carry them about for sale.

questioner ::: n. --> One who asks questions; an inquirer.

questioner ::: someone who asks a question.

questioning ::: n. 1. The act of asking or inquiring. 2. A matter of some uncertainty or difficulty. questionings. adj. 3. That questions or doubts. 4. Indicating or implying a question.

question ::: n. --> The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine by question and answer.
Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as, the story is true beyond question; he obeyed without question.
Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture.
That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.

quest ::: “The quest of man for God, which becomes in the end the most ardent and enthralling of all his quests, begins with his first vague questionings of Nature and a sense of something unseen both in himself and her. Even if, as modern Science insists, religion started from animism, spirit-worship, demon-worship, and the deification of natural forces, these first forms only embody in primitive figures a veiled intuition in the subconscient, an obscure and ignorant feeling of hidden influences and incalculable forces, or a vague sense of being, will, intelligence in what seems to us inconscient, of the invisible behind the visible, of the secretly conscious spirit in things distributing itself in every working of energy. The obscurity and primitive inadequacy of the first perceptions do not detract from the value or the truth of this great quest of the human heart and mind, since all our seekings,—including Science itself,—must start from an obscure and ignorant perception of hidden realities and proceed to the more and more luminous vision of the Truth which at first comes to us masked, draped, veiled by the mists of the Ignorance. Anthropomorphism is an imaged recognition of the truth that man is what he is because God is what He is and that there is one soul and body of things, humanity even in its incompleteness the most complete manifestation yet achieved here and divinity the perfection of what in man is imperfect.” The Life Divine

rajayoga ::: [a particular system of yoga], the use of mental askesis for the opening up of the divine life on all its planes.

randing ::: n. --> The act or process of making and applying rands for shoes.
A kind of basket work used in gabions.

raskolnik ::: n. --> One of the separatists or dissenters from the established or Greek church in Russia.

receptacle ::: n. --> That which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository.
The apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.
The dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common support to a head of flowers.

referendum ::: n. --> A diplomatic agent&

relieve ::: to set (one) free from, to ease (one) of, any task or burden.

reliquary ::: n. --> A depositary, often a small box or casket, in which relics are kept.

request ::: n. --> The act of asking for anything desired; expression of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty.
That which is asked for or requested.
A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or asked for; demand. ::: v. t.

require ::: v. t. --> To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property.
To demand or exact as indispensable; to need.
To ask as a favor; to request.

rip ::: n. --> A wicker fish basket.
A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration.
A term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse.
A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents.

roching cask ::: --> A tank in which alum is crystallized from a solution.

roil ::: v. --> To render turbid by stirring up the dregs or sediment of; as, to roil wine, cider, etc. , in casks or bottles; to roil a spring.
To disturb, as the temper; to ruffle the temper of; to rouse the passion of resentment in; to perplex. ::: v. i. --> To wander; to roam.

roof ::: n. --> The cover of any building, including the roofing (see Roofing) and all the materials and construction necessary to carry and maintain the same upon the walls or other uprights. In the case of a building with vaulted ceilings protected by an outer roof, some writers call the vault the roof, and the outer protection the roof mask. It is better, however, to consider the vault as the ceiling only, in cases where it has farther covering.
That which resembles, or corresponds to, the covering or the

roundfish ::: n. --> Any ordinary market fish, exclusive of flounders, sole, halibut, and other flatfishes.
A lake whitefish (Coregonus quadrilateralis), less compressed than the common species. It is very abundant in British America and Alaska.

sailfish ::: n. --> The banner fish, or spikefish (Histiophorus.)
The basking, or liver, shark.
The quillback.

sastrakara (Shaskakara) ::: [author of a sastra].

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.

::: **"See God everywhere and be not frightened by masks. Believe that all falsehood is truth in the making or truth in the breaking, all failure an effectuality concealed, all weakness strength hiding itself from its own vision, all pain a secret & violent ecstasy.” Essays Divine and Human

“See God everywhere and be not frightened by masks. Believe that all falsehood is truth in the making or truth in the breaking, all failure an effectuality concealed, all weakness strength hiding itself from its own vision, all pain a secret & violent ecstasy.” Essays Divine and Human

seek ::: a. --> Sick. ::: v. t. --> To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find.
To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech.
To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as,

self-imposed ::: a. --> Voluntarily taken on one&

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

sentence ::: n. 1. A sequence of words capable of standing alone to make an assertion, ask a question or give a command, usually consisting of a subject and a predicate containing a finite verb. 2. An authoritative decision; a judicial judgement or decree, esp. a judicial decision of the punishment to be inflicted on one adjudged guilty. Hence, the punishment to which a criminal is sentenced. sentences. 3. A number of words forming a complete statement. sentenced.

seraskierate ::: n. --> The office or authority of a seraskier.

seraskier ::: n. --> A general or commander of land forces in the Turkish empire; especially, the commander-in-chief of minister of war.

serpet ::: n. --> A basket.

shana; Krishnadarshan) ::: the vision of Kr.s.n.a, the para purus.a or purus.ottama, seen in relation to the world as the transcendent and universal anandamaya purus.a and isvara who is "not only the origin and spiritual container, but the spiritual inhabitant in all forces, in all things and in all beings, and not only the inhabitant but . . . himself all energies and forces, all things and all beings", a form of darsana regarded as the highest bhava of brahmadarsana or as . a distinct darsana related to isvaradarsana. The three intensities of Kr.s.n.adarsana in human beings (applicable with modifications to all things and beings) are described in the entry of 30 May 1915 as (1) "Krishna seen behind the human mask" (distinguished from the preliminary stage, "Krishna sensed behind the disguise"), (2)"Krishna seen in the human being", and (3) "The human being seen in Krishna" (with three degrees of the third intensity, the vision of sarvamaya, anantagun.amaya and anandamaya Kr.s.n.a), leading to the consummation: "The human being = Krishna".

shive ::: n. --> A slice; as, a shive of bread.
A thin piece or fragment; specifically, one of the scales or pieces of the woody part of flax removed by the operation of breaking.
A thin, flat cork used for stopping a wide-mouthed bottle; also, a thin wooden bung for casks.

sideling ::: adv. --> Sidelong; on the side; laterally; also, obliquely; askew. ::: a. --> Inclining to one side; directed toward one side; sloping; inclined; as, sideling ground.

sieve ::: n. --> A utensil for separating the finer and coarser parts of a pulverized or granulated substance from each other. It consist of a vessel, usually shallow, with the bottom perforated, or made of hair, wire, or the like, woven in meshes.
A kind of coarse basket.

simple ::: a. --> Single; not complex; not infolded or entangled; uncombined; not compounded; not blended with something else; not complicated; as, a simple substance; a simple idea; a simple sound; a simple machine; a simple problem; simple tasks.
Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.
Mere; not other than; being only.
Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.

siraskierate ::: n. --> See Seraskierate.

siraskier ::: n. --> See Seraskier.

sisyphus ::: n. --> A king of Corinth, son of Aeolus, famed for his cunning. He was killed by Theseus, and in the lower world was condemned by Pluto to roll to the top of a hill a huge stone, which constantly rolled back again, making his task incessant.

skep ::: n. --> A coarse round farm basket.
A beehive.

skew ::: adv. --> Awry; obliquely; askew.
To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position.
To throw or hurl obliquely. ::: a. --> Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; --

skip ::: n. --> A basket. See Skep.
A basket on wheels, used in cotton factories.
An iron bucket, which slides between guides, for hoisting mineral and rock.
A charge of sirup in the pans.
A beehive; a skep.
A light leap or bound.
The act of passing over an interval from one thing to

Social Facilitation ::: The effect of other’s presence on one’s performance. Typically we perform simple or well-learned tasks better in front of others and difficult or novel tasks worse.

Social Loafing ::: The tendency for people to work less on a task the greater the number of people are working on that task.

solicited ::: approached with entreaty or petition, for, or to do, something; urged, importuned; asked earnestly or persistently.

solicit ::: v. t. --> To ask from with earnestness; to make petition to; to apply to for obtaining something; as, to solicit person for alms.
To endeavor to obtain; to seek; to plead for; as, to solicit an office; to solicit a favor.
To awake or excite to action; to rouse desire in; to summon; to appeal to; to invite.
To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.

soliitation ::: n. --> The act of soliciting; earnest request; persistent asking; importunity.
Excitement; invitation; as, the solicitation of the senses.

something ::: n. --> Anything unknown, undetermined, or not specifically designated; a certain indefinite thing; an indeterminate or unknown event; an unspecified task, work, or thing.
A part; a portion, more or less; an indefinite quantity or degree; a little.
A person or thing importance. ::: adv.

speer ::: n. --> A sphere. ::: v. t. --> To ask.

speir ::: v. i. --> To ask. See Spere.

spere ::: v. i. --> To search; to pry; to ask; to inquire. ::: n. --> A sphere.

spigot ::: n. --> A pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask; also, the plug of a faucet or cock.

spile ::: n. --> A small plug or wooden pin, used to stop a vent, as in a cask.
A small tube or spout inserted in a tree for conducting sap, as from a sugar maple.
A large stake driven into the ground as a support for some superstructure; a pile. ::: v. t.

spill ::: n. --> A bit of wood split off; a splinter.
A slender piece of anything.
A peg or pin for plugging a hole, as in a cask; a spile.
A metallic rod or pin.
A small roll of paper, or slip of wood, used as a lamplighter, etc.
One of the thick laths or poles driven horizontally ahead of the main timbering in advancing a level in loose ground.

spray ::: n. --> A small shoot or branch; a twig.
A collective body of small branches; as, the tree has a beautiful spray.
A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal in all parts of the mold.
A group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches.

spurt ::: v. i. --> To gush or issue suddenly or violently out in a stream, as liquor from a cask; to rush from a confined place in a small stream or jet; to spirt.
To make a sudden and violent exertion, as in an emergency. ::: v. t.

squint ::: a. --> Looking obliquely. Specifically (Med.), not having the optic axes coincident; -- said of the eyes. See Squint, n., 2. ::: n. --> Fig.: Looking askance.
The act or habit of squinting.
A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes; strabismus.

Sri Aurobindo: "If this higher buddhi {{understanding in the profoundest sense] could act pure of the interference of these lower members, it would give pure forms of the truth; observation would be dominated or replaced by a vision which could see without subservient dependence on the testimony of the sense-mind and senses; imagination would give place to the self-assured inspiration of the truth, reasoning to the spontaneous discernment of relations and conclusion from reasoning to an intuition containing in itself those relations and not building laboriously upon them, judgment to a thought-vision in whose light the truth would stand revealed without the mask which it now wears and which our intellectual judgment has to penetrate; while memory too would take upon itself that larger sense given to it in Greek thought and be no longer a paltry selection from the store gained by the individual in his present life, but rather the all-recording knowledge which secretly holds and constantly gives from itself everything that we now seem painfully to acquire but really in this sense remember, a knowledge which includes the future(1) no less than the past. ::: Footnote: In this sense the power of prophecy has been aptly called a memory of the future.]” *The Synthesis of Yoga

*Sri Aurobindo: "Pity may be reserved, so long as thy soul makes distinctions, for the suffering animals; but humanity deserves from thee something nobler; it asks for love, for understanding, for comradeship, for the help of the equal & brother.” Essays Divine and Human

Sri Aurobindo: ” See God everywhere and be not frightened by masks. Believe that all falsehood is truth in the making or truth in the breaking, all failure an effectuality concealed, all weakness strength hiding itself from its own vision, all pain a secret & violent ecstasy. If thou believest firmly & unweariedly, in the end thou wilt see & experience the All-true, Almighty & All-blissful.” Essays Divine and Human*

*Sri Aurobindo: "The Mask is mentioned not twice but four times in this opening passage and it is purposely done to keep up the central connection of the idea running through the whole. The ambassadors wear this grey Mask, so your criticism cannot stand since there is no separate mask coming as part of a new idea but a very pointed return to the principal note indicating the identity of the influence throughout. It is not a random recurrence but a purposeful touch carrying a psychological meaning.” — 1948 Letters on Savitri*

Sri Aurobindo: "The Mother not only governs all from above but she descends into this lesser triple universe. Impersonally, all things here, even the movements of the Ignorance, are herself in veiled power and her creations in diminished substance, her Nature-body and Nature-force, and they exist because, moved by the mysterious fiat of the Supreme to work out something that was there in the possibilities of the Infinite, she has consented to the great sacrifice and has put on like a mask the soul and forms of the Ignorance. But personally too she has stooped to descend here into the Darkness that she may lead it to the Light, into the Falsehood and Error that she may convert it to the Truth, into this Death that she may turn it to godlike Life, into this world-pain and its obstinate sorrow and suffering that she may end it in the transforming ecstasy of her sublime Ananda. In her deep and great love for her children she has consented to put on herself the cloak of this obscurity, condescended to bear the attacks and torturing influences of the powers of the Darkness and the Falsehood, borne to pass though the portals of the birth that is a death, taken upon herself the pangs and sorrows and sufferings of the creation, since it seemed that thus alone could it be lifted to the Light and Joy and Truth and eternal Life. This is the great sacrifice called sometimes the sacrifice of the Purusha, but much more deeply the holocaust of Prakriti, the sacrifice of the Divine Mother.” The Mother

Sri Aurobindo: "The quest of man for God, which becomes in the end the most ardent and enthralling of all his quests, begins with his first vague questionings of Nature and a sense of something unseen both in himself and her. Even if, as modern Science insists, religion started from animism, spirit-worship, demon-worship, and the deification of natural forces, these first forms only embody in primitive figures a veiled intuition in the subconscient, an obscure and ignorant feeling of hidden influences and incalculable forces, or a vague sense of being, will, intelligence in what seems to us inconscient, of the invisible behind the visible, of the secretly conscious spirit in things distributing itself in every working of energy. The obscurity and primitive inadequacy of the first perceptions do not detract from the value or the truth of this great quest of the human heart and mind, since all our seekings, — including Science itself, — must start from an obscure and ignorant perception of hidden realities and proceed to the more and more luminous vision of the Truth which at first comes to us masked, draped, veiled by the mists of the Ignorance. Anthropomorphism is an imaged recognition of the truth that man is what he is because God is what He is and that there is one soul and body of things, humanity even in its incompleteness the most complete manifestation yet achieved here and divinity the perfection of what in man is imperfect.” The Life Divine

stalder ::: n. --> A wooden frame to set casks on.

stalking-horse ::: n. --> A horse, or a figure resembling a horse, behind which a hunter conceals himself from the game he is aiming to kill.
Fig.: Something used to cover up a secret project; a mask; a pretense.

stave ::: n. --> One of a number of narrow strips of wood, or narrow iron plates, placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering, or lining of a vessel or structure; esp., one of the strips which form the sides of a cask, a pail, etc.
One of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel; one of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc.
A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.
The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which

stillion ::: n. --> A stand, as for casks or vats in a brewery, or for pottery while drying.

stow ::: v. t. --> To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship&

tamarack ::: n. --> The American larch; also, the larch of Oregon and British Columbia (Larix occidentalis). See Hackmatack, and Larch.
The black pine (Pinus Murrayana) of Alaska, California, etc. It is a small tree with fine-grained wood.

tang ::: n. --> A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus).
A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask.
Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. Tang a twang.
A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part; anything resembling a tongue in form or position.

Tapas ::: Austerity of conscious force acting upon itself or its object. Tapas means literally heat, afterwards any kind of energism, askesis, austerity of conscious force acting upon itself or its object. The world was created by Tapas in the form, says the ancient image, of an egg, which being broken, again by Tapas, heat of incubation of conscious force, the Purusha emerged, Soul in Nature, like a bird from the egg.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 591

tapas (Tapah) ::: "heat"; any kind of energism, askesis, austerity of conscious force acting upon itself or its object; the essential principle of energy.

tapasya ::: effort, energism, austerity of the personal will, ascetic force, askesis; concentration of the will and energy to control the mind, vital and physical and to change them or to bring down the higher consciousness or for any other yogic purpose or high purpose.

tap ::: v. t. --> To strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently; to rap lightly; to pat; as, to tap one with the hand or a cane.
To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.
To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc.
Hence, to draw from (anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury.

tartar ::: n. --> A reddish crust or sediment in wine casks, consisting essentially of crude cream of tartar, and used in marking pure cream of tartar, tartaric acid, potassium carbonate, black flux, etc., and, in dyeing, as a mordant for woolen goods; -- called also argol, wine stone, etc.
A correction which often incrusts the teeth, consisting of salivary mucus, animal matter, and phosphate of lime.
A native or inhabitant of Tartary in Asia; a member of any

task ::: 1. A piece of work assigned or done as part of one"s duties. 2. A matter of considerable labour or difficulty. task"s, tasks, World-task.

tasked ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Task

tasker ::: n. --> One who imposes a task.
One who performs a task, as a day-laborer.
A laborer who receives his wages in kind.

tasking ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Task

taskmaster ::: n. --> One who imposes a task, or burdens another with labor; one whose duty is to assign tasks; an overseer.

task ::: v. --> Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount.
Business; employment; undertaking; labor. ::: v. t. --> To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to.

taskwork ::: n. --> Work done as a task; also, work done by the job; piecework.

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

Tehmi: “This is a reference to the story of Hercules who married Deianeira, the daughter of King Oeneus. One day he and his wife had to cross a stream swollen by rains. As his wife could not swim Hercules asked the centaur boatman to ferry her across. Midway across the centaur began to molest Deianeira. Hercules then shot him with a poison arrow that had been dipped in the Hydra’s blood. As the centaur was dying he told the naïve Deianeira to dip a shirt in his blood and whenever she felt Hercules was betraying her to send him the shirt and he would remain faithful to her. Long afterward Hercules went on a journey and Deianeira suspected him of being unfaithful and sent him the blood-glued shirt. Hercules put on the shirt which burned his flesh to the bone, killing him.”**

thankless ::: a. --> Not acknowledging favors; not expressing thankfulness; unthankful; ungrateful.
Not obtaining or deserving thanks; unacceptable; as, a thankless task.

that ::: pron., a., conj., & --> As a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples.
As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun.
As a relative pronoun, that is

the action of divesting of a mask. Chiefly fig.

". . . the cosmic Force, masked as a material Energy, hides from our view by its insistent materiality of process the occult fact that the working of the Inconscient is really the expression of a vast universal Life, a veiled universal Mind, a hooded Gnosis, and without these origins of itself it could have no power of action, no organising coherence.” The Life Divine

“… the cosmic Force, masked as a material Energy, hides from our view by its insistent materiality of process the occult fact that the working of the Inconscient is really the expression of a vast universal Life, a veiled universal Mind, a hooded Gnosis, and without these origins of itself it could have no power of action, no organising coherence.” The Life Divine

The Divine in the beginning docs not impose himself — he asks for recognition, for acceptance. That is one reason why the mind must fall silent, not put tests, not make claims ; there must be room for the true intuition which recognises at once the true touch and accepts it.

The form deceives, the person is a mask;

Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) ::: A subjective personality test where ambiguous pictures are shown to a subject and they are asked to tell a story related to them.

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

“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 search for beauty is only in its beginning a satisfaction in the beauty of form, the beauty which appeals to the physical senses and the vital impressions, impulsions, desires. It is only in the middle a satisfaction in the beauty of the ideas seized, the emotions aroused, the perception of perfect process and harmonious combination. Behind them the soul of beauty in us desires the contact, the revelation, the uplifting delight of an absolute beauty in all things which it feels to be present, but which neither the senses and instincts by themselves can give, though they may be its channels,—for it is suprasensuous,—nor the reason and intelligence, though they too are a channel,—for it is suprarational, supra-intellectual,— but to which through all these veils the soul itself seeks to arrive. When it can get the touch of this universal, absolute beauty, this soul of beauty, this sense of its revelation in any slightest or greatest thing, the beauty of a flower, a form, the beauty and power of a character, an action, an event, a human life, an idea, a stroke of the brush or the chisel or a scintillation of the mind, the colours of a sunset or the grandeur of the tempest, it is then that the sense of beauty in us is really, powerfully, entirely satisfied. It is in truth seeking, as in religion, for the Divine, the All-Beautiful in man, in nature, in life, in thought, in art; for God is Beauty and Delight hidden in the variation of his masks and forms.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 25, Page: 144-45

"The Spirit is the truth of our being; mind and life and body in their imperfection are its masks, but in their perfection should be its moulds.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

“The Spirit is the truth of our being; mind and life and body in their imperfection are its masks, but in their perfection should be its moulds.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

The subconscient is not the whole foundation of the nature; it is only the lower basis of the Ignorance and affects mostly the lower vital and physical exterior consciousness and these again affect the higher parts of the nature. While it is well to see what it is and how it acts, one must not be too preoccupied with this dark side or this apparent aspect of the instrumental being. One should rather regard it as something not oneself, a mask of false nature imposed on the true being by the Ignorance. The true being is the inner with all its vast possibilities of reaching and expressing the Divine and especially the inmost, the soul, the psychic Purusha which is always in its essence pure, divine, turned to all that is good and true and beautiful. The exterior being has to be taken hold of by the inner being and turned into an instrument no longer of the upsurging of the ignorant subconscient Nature, but of the Divine. It is by remembering always that and opening the nature upwards that the Divine Consciousness can be reached and descend from above into the whole inner and outer existence, mental, vital, physical, the subconscient, the subliminal, all that we overtly or secretly are. This should be the main preoccupation. To dwell solely on the subconscient and the aspect of imperfection creates depression and should be avoided. One has to keep a right balance and stress on the positive side most, recognising the other but only to reject and change it. This and a constant faith and reliance on the Mother are what is needed for the transformation to come. P.S. It is certainly the abrupt and decisive breaking that is the easiest and best way for these things—vital habits.
   Ref: SABCL Vol. 22-23-24, Page: 355

"The Veda is a book of esoteric symbols, almost of spiritual formulae, which masks itself as a collection of ritual poems.” The Secret of the Veda

“The Veda is a book of esoteric symbols, almost of spiritual formulae, which masks itself as a collection of ritual poems.” The Secret of the Veda

tickler ::: n. --> One who, or that which, tickles.
Something puzzling or difficult.
A book containing a memorandum of notes and debts arranged in the order of their maturity.
A prong used by coopers to extract bungs from casks.

tierce ::: n. --> A cask whose content is one third of a pipe; that is, forty-two wine gallons; also, a liquid measure of forty-two wine, or thirty-five imperial, gallons.
A cask larger than a barrel, and smaller than a hogshead or a puncheon, in which salt provisions, rice, etc., are packed for shipment.
The third tone of the scale. See Mediant.
A sequence of three playing cards of the same suit. Tierce

tions; but here there comes in the Overmind law of each Force working out its own possibilities. The natural possibilities of a world in which an original Inconscience and a division of consciousness are the main principles, would be the emergence of Forces of Darkness impelled to maintain the Ignorance by which they live, an ignorant struggle to know originative of falsehood and error, an ignorant struggle to live engendering wrong and evil, an egoistic struggle to enjoy, parent of fragmentary joys and pains and sufferings; these are therefore the inevitable first-imprinted characters, though not the sole possibilities of our evolutionary existence. Still, because the Non-Existence is a concealed Existence, the Inconscience a concealed Consciousness, the insensibility a masked and dormant Ananda, these secret realities must emerge; the hidden Overmind and Supermind too must in the end fulfil themselves in this apparently opposite organisation from a dark Infinite. …

tiraskarani ::: curtain.

tiraskaran.i ::: curtain, veil. tiraskarani

tool ::: 1. An instrument for doing work, especially by hand. 2. Something used in the performance of an operation; an instrument. Also fig. 3. A person used to perform dishonourable or unpleasant tasks for another. tools.

Transcendent, the masked

True love seeks for union and self-giving and that is the love one must bring to the Divine. Vital (so-called) love brings only suffering and disappointment ; it does not bring happiness ; it never gets satisfied and, even if it is granted something that it asks for, it is never satisfied with it.

tub ::: n. --> An open wooden vessel formed with staves, bottom, and hoops; a kind of short cask, half barrel, or firkin, usually with but one head, -- used for various purposes.
The amount which a tub contains, as a measure of quantity; as, a tub of butter; a tub of camphor, which is about 1 cwt., etc.
Any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc., -- often used jocosely or opprobriously.

tumbril ::: n. --> A cucking stool for the punishment of scolds.
A rough cart.
A cart or carriage with two wheels, which accompanies troops or artillery, to convey the tools of pioneers, cartridges, and the like.
A kind of basket or cage of osiers, willows, or the like, to hold hay and other food for sheep.

tun ::: n. --> A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
A fermenting vat.
A certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In different countries, the tun differs in quantity.
A weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton.
An indefinite large quantity.

tunnel ::: n. . --> A vessel with a broad mouth at one end, a pipe or tube at the other, for conveying liquor, fluids, etc., into casks, bottles, or other vessels; a funnel.
The opening of a chimney for the passage of smoke; a flue; a funnel.
An artificial passage or archway for conducting canals or railroads under elevated ground, for the formation of roads under rivers or canals, and the construction of sewers, drains, and the like.

ullage ::: n. --> The amount which a vessel, as a cask, of liquor lacks of being full; wantage; deficiency.

unbung ::: v. t. --> To remove the bung from; as, to unbung a cask.

uncloak ::: v. t. --> To remove a cloak or cover from; to deprive of a cloak or cover; to unmask; to reveal. ::: v. i. --> To remove, or take off, one&

unface ::: v. t. --> To remove the face or cover from; to unmask; to expose.

unhead ::: v. t. --> To take out the head of; as, to unhead a cask.
To decapitate; to behead.

unmasked :::

unmasking :::

unmask ::: v. t. --> To strip of a mask or disguise; to lay open; to expose. ::: v. i. --> To put off a mask.

unquestioned ::: a. --> Not called in question; not doubted.
Not interrogated; having no questions asked; not examined or examined into.
Indisputable; not to be opposed or impugned.

unsling ::: v. t. --> To take off the slings of, as a yard, a cask, or the like; to release from the slings.

unstop ::: v. t. --> To take the stopple or stopper from; as, to unstop a bottle or a cask.
To free from any obstruction; to open.

unvisard ::: v. t. --> To take the vizard or mask from; to unmask.

upend ::: v. t. --> To end up; to set on end, as a cask.

valinch ::: n. --> A tube for drawing liquors from a cask by the bunghole.

veil ::: n. --> Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphnous material, to hide or protect the face.
A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
The calyptra of mosses.
A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum.
A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun&

vent ::: n. --> Sale; opportunity to sell; market.
A baiting place; an inn.
A small aperture; a hole or passage for air or any fluid to escape; as, the vent of a cask; the vent of a mold; a volcanic vent.
The anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes.
The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is

versatile ::: a. --> Capable of being turned round.
Liable to be turned in opinion; changeable; variable; unsteady; inconstant; as versatile disposition.
Turning with ease from one thing to another; readily applied to a new task, or to various subjects; many-sided; as, versatile genius; a versatile politician.
Capable of turning; freely movable; as, a versatile anther, which is fixed at one point to the filament, and hence is very

visard ::: n. --> A mask. See Visor. ::: v. t. --> To mask.

visored ::: a. --> Wearing a visor; masked.

visor ::: n. --> A part of a helmet, arranged so as to lift or open, and so show the face. The openings for seeing and breathing are generally in it.
A mask used to disfigure or disguise.
The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes.

Vital plane ::: On the vital plane ( 1 ) never allow any fear to etilcc into you. Face all you meet and see in this world with detachment and courage. (2) Ask for protection before you sleep or meditate. Use our names when you are attacked or templed. (3) Do not indulge in this world in any kind of sym- pathy. (4) Do not allow any foreign personality to enter into you .

vizard ::: n. --> A mask; a visor.

voider ::: n. --> One who, or that which, voids, /mpties, vacates, or annuls.
A tray, or basket, formerly used to receive or convey that which is voided or cleared away from a given place; especially, one for carrying off the remains of a meal, as fragments of food; sometimes, a basket for containing household articles, as clothes, etc.
A servant whose business is to void, or clear away, a table after a meal.
One of the ordinaries, much like the flanch, but less

wallflower ::: n. --> A perennial, cruciferous plant (Cheiranthus Cheiri), with sweet-scented flowers varying in color from yellow to orange and deep red. In Europe it very common on old walls.
A lady at a ball, who, either from choice, or because not asked to dance, remains a spectator.

wastebasket ::: n. --> A basket used in offices, libraries, etc., as a receptacle for waste paper.

water butt ::: --> A large, open-headed cask, set up on end, to contain water.

wawaskeesh ::: n. --> The wapiti, or wapiti, or American elk.

what ::: pron., a., & adv. --> As an interrogative pronoun, used in asking questions regarding either persons or things; as, what is this? what did you say? what poem is this? what child is lost?
As an exclamatory word: -- (a) Used absolutely or independently; -- often with a question following.
Used adjectively, meaning how remarkable, or how great; as, what folly! what eloquence! what courage!
Sometimes prefixed to adjectives in an

When you ask for the Mother, you roust feel that it is she who is demanding through you a very little of what belongs to her and the man from whom you ask will be judged by his response.

which ::: a. --> Of what sort or kind; what; what a; who.
A interrogative pronoun, used both substantively and adjectively, and in direct and indirect questions, to ask for, or refer to, an individual person or thing among several of a class; as, which man is it? which woman was it? which is the house? he asked which route he should take; which is best, to live or to die? See the Note under What, pron., 1.

whisket ::: n. --> A basket; esp., a straw provender basket.
A small lathe for turning wooden pins.

who ::: object. --> Originally, an interrogative pronoun, later, a relative pronoun also; -- used always substantively, and either as singular or plural. See the Note under What, pron., 1. As interrogative pronouns, who and whom ask the question: What or which person or persons? Who and whom, as relative pronouns (in the sense of that), are properly used of persons (corresponding to which, as applied to things), but are sometimes, less properly and now rarely, used of animals, plants, etc. Who and whom, as compound relatives, are also used especially of

wicker ::: n. --> A small pliant twig or osier; a rod for making basketwork and the like; a withe.
Wickerwork; a piece of wickerwork, esp. a basket.
Same as 1st Wike. ::: a. --> Made of, or covered with, twigs or osiers, or wickerwork.

willy ::: n. --> A large wicker basket.
Same as 1st Willow, 2.

winger ::: n. --> One of the casks stowed in the wings of a vessel&

wisket ::: n. --> A whisket, or basket.

workbasket ::: n. --> A basket for holding materials for needlework, or the like.

Work ::: Efface the stamp of ego from the heart and let the love of the Mother take its place. Cast from the mind all insistence on your personal ideas and judgments, then you will have the wisdom to understand her. Let there be no obsession of self-will, ego-drive in the act, love of personal authority, attachment to personal
   reference, then the Mother’s force will be able to act clearly in you and you will get the inexhaustible energy for which you ask and your service will be perfect.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 35, Page: 838

world ::: 1. Everything that exists; the universe; the macrocosm. 2. The earth with its inhabitants. 3. Any sphere, realm, or domain, with all pertaining to it. 4. Any period, state, or sphere of existence. world"s, worlds, wonder-world, wonder-worlds, world-adventure, world-adventure"s, world-being"s, World-Bliss, world-cloak, world-conjecture"s, world-creating, world-creators, world-delight, World-Delight, world-destiny, world-destroying, world-disillusion"s, world-dream, world-drowse, world-egos, world-energies, world-energy, World-Energy, world-force, world-experience, world-fact, world-failure"s, world-fate, World-Force, world-forces, World-free, World-Geometer"s, world-heart, world-idea, world-ignorance, World-Ignorance, World-maker"s, world-indifference, world-interpreting, world-kindergarten, world-knowledge, world-law, world-laws, world-libido"s, world-making"s, World-Matter"s, World-naked, world-need, world-ocean"s, world-outline, world-pain, world-passion, World-personality, world-pile, world-plan, world-power, World-Power, World-Power"s, World-Puissance, world-rapture, world-redeemer"s, world-rhyme, world-rhythms, world-scene, world-scheme, world-sea, World-Self, world-shape, world-shapes, world-space, world-stuff, world-symbol, World-symbols, World-task, world-time, World-Time‘s, world-tree, world-ways, world-whim, dream-world, heaven-world, mid-world.

xenomi ::: n. pl. --> A suborder of soft-rayed fresh-water fishes of which the blackfish of Alaska (Dallia pectoralis) is the type.

yellowfish ::: n. --> A rock trout (Pleurogrammus monopterygius) found on the coast of Alaska; -- called also striped fish, and Atka mackerel.

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1:You ask what's God? Pure simplicity. ~ Bernard of Clairvaux,
2:Am I allowed to ask my book / whether it's true I wrote it? ~ Pablo Neruda,
3:Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock, don't demand - relax." ~ Osho,
4:Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
   ~ Thomas Carlyle,
5:If someone claims to have free will, ask them, free from precisely what? ~ Peter J Carroll,
6:You think you are the mind, therefore you ask how it is to be controlled. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
7:We all have the right to ask for Grace
   ~ Swami Vivekananda, [T6],
8:Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms." ~ George Eliot,
9:He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. ~ Mark Twain,
10:If you ask for yourself what you deny to others, your asking is a mockery. ~ Saint Peter Chrysologus,
11:If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
12:Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick. ~ Hippocrates,
13:To get to know a person more deeply, don't ask them what they think, but what they love. ~ Claudio Naranjo,
14:And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Matthew, 21:22,
15:You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
16:There are two ways: ask yourself 'Who am I?' or submit. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
17:You must ask for God's help. … After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again." ~ C.S. Lewis,
18:But who needs to ask the sun for its light." ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @Sufi_Path
19:Prudens quaestio dimidium scientiae. (To ask the proper question is half of knowing.) ~ Roger Bacon, Doctor Mirabilis,
20:I guess the moral of today's story is that you ask for what you want. And ask and you shall receive.
   ~ Andrew Kanegi,
21:But do not ask me where I am going As I travel in this limitless world. Where every step I take is my home." ~ Dōgen Zenji,
22:Never undertake anything unless you have the heart to ask Heaven's blessing on your undertaking. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg, [T5],
23:When I feed the hungry, they call me a saint. When I ask why people are hungry, they call me a Communist. ~ Dom Helder Camara,
24:Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
25:To ask the mind to kill the mind is like making the thief the policeman. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
26:You think you are the mind and, therefore, ask how it is to be controlled. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
27:If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, John, 15:7,
28:The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life." ~ Confucius,
29:Avoid slander because it is difficult to retract. Avoid offending anyone for to ask forgiveness is not delightful. ~ Saint John Cantius,
30:Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, John, 16:24,
31:He must content himself with little and never ask for more than he has. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
32:I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever.
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, John, 14:16, [T0],
33:At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, "Ask what I shall give you." ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Kings, 3:5,
34:It is extravagance to ask of others what can be procured by oneself. ~ Seneca: Epistles, the Eternal Wisdom
35:Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel,
36:If you ask from within for peace, it will come.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Peace and Silence, Peace [139],
37:The gods use instruments,
Not ask their consent. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Short Stories - I, Act Five,
38:But do not ask me where I am going, As I travel in this limitless world, Where every step I take is my home. ~ Dogen Zenji, [T5],
39:Leave alone your desires and fears. Ask: who desires? Let each desire bring you back to yourself. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
40:If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." ~ Anatole France, (1844 - 1924) French poet, journalist, and novelist with several best-sellers, Wikipedia.,
41:Ask: "Who am I?" until well-established in the conviction that a Higher Power guides us. That is firmness of faith. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
42:There often beams in our eye that we know not of. Let us therefore ask that our eye may become single, for then we ourselves shall become wholly single. ~ Vincent van Gogh,
43:Ask: 'Who am I?' until well-established in the conviction that a Higher Power guides us. That is firmness of faith.
   ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
44:Our best friend is he who loves us in the best of ourselves, and yet does not ask us to be other than we are. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, 288,
45:Beware! Don't allow yourself to do what you know is wrong, relying on the thought, Later I will repent and ask God's forgiveness. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
46:Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, John, 14:13-14,
47:When reading the works of an important thinker, look first for the apparent absurdities in the text and ask yourself how a sensible person could have written them. ~ Thomas S Kuhn,
48:We have not come to this world either for fault-finding or for correcting others, we have come simply to learn. We must always ask ourselves, what we have learnt. ~ SWAMI PREMANANDA,
49:We have not come to this world either for fault-finding or for correcting others, we have come simply to learn. We must always ask ourselves, what we have learnt. ~ Swami Premananda,
50:Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
51:No one can make excuses, because anyone can love God; and he does not ask the soul for more than to love him, because he loves the soul, and it is his love." ~ Blessed Angela of Foligno,
52:When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don't ask questions. Wait for hope to appear.
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Lamentations, 3:28-29 MSG,
53:Should you ask me what is the first thing in religion, I should reply that the first, second, and third thing therein is humility. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
54:You must be holy in the way that God asks you to be holy. God does not ask you to be a Trappist monk or a hermit. He wills that you sanctify the world in your everyday life. ~ Saint Vincent Pallotti,
55:Allhumma innee as'aluka'l huda, wa'ttuqa, wa'l afaafa,wa'l ghina. ~ O Allah I ask You for guidance, piety, dignified restraint, and freedom from need)., @Sufi_Path
56:O mortal, bear, but ask not for the stroke,
Too soon will grief and anguish find thee out. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
57:You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy—the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud." ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
58:The mystics ask you to take nothing on mere belief. Rather, they give you a set of experiments to test in your own awareness and experience. The laboratory is your own mind, the experiment is meditation. ~ ken-wilber,
59:If you ask me what faculty you possess that would be the most useful in regard to waking up to what you are, I'd have to say… curiosity." ~ David A. Bhodan, "Seeing Through The 12 Biggest Obstacles to Enlightenment,", (2014),
60:Be thou ashamed, O Sidon, for the sea speaketh. And if you ask why, listen to the cause: for a small gain they travel far; for eternal life many will scarcely lift a foot from the ground. ~ Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ,
61:Ask your Lord for a physician who can treat the illnesses of your hearts, a healer who can heal you, a guide who can guide you and take you by the hand. ~ Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani, @Sufi_Path
62:As long as you believe in karma, then karma will always grab you, and turn you in all directions. But when you ask, "For whom is there karma?", and realize it's only for the personal 'I', then there is no longer any karma. ~ Robert Adams,
63:If you truly want to help the soul of your neighbor, you should approach God first with all your heart. Ask him simply to fill you with charity, the greatest of all virtues; with it you can accomplish what you desire. ~ Saint Vincent Ferrer,
64:If you truly want to help the soul of your neighbor, you should approach God first with all your heart. Ask him simply to fill you with charity, the greatest of all virtues; with it you can accomplish what you desire. ~ Saint Vincent Ferrer ,
65:Ask your Lord for a physician who can treat the illnesses of your hearts, a healer who can heal you, a guide who can guide you and take you by the hand. ~ Shaykh Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jilani, @Sufi_Path
66:The Church is called the threshing floor; the wheat is the faithful, who will be gathered together by the angels: "Ask the lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Lk 10:2).,
67:Do not try to be rid of a disturbing thought. Ask when a thought is interrupting the peace: "Who is thinking that thought?" Only by relinquishing belief in the false identities that inspire thoughts can the thoughts come to an end. ~ Floyd Henderson,
68:I ask of my readers to pardon me, where they may perceive me to have had the desire rather than the power to speak, what they either understand better themselves, or fail to understand through the obscurity of my language. ~ Saint Augustine, (DT 5.1),
69:And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Luke, 11:9-10,
70:Do not ask anything from God because God already knows your needs. There is difference between need, want, wish, and desire. Our days are laden with wants and nights with desires. Thus we remain disturbed all the time and put the blame on God. ~ SWAMI RAMA,
71:Enter not into questions of the vicissitudes of this world, ask not of things to come. Regard as booty won the present moment; trouble not thyself with the past, question not of the future. ~ Omar Khayyam, the Eternal Wisdom
72:If you want to ask your Guru anything regarding your Sadhana, you must do so in private. I have seen in the case of Sri Ramakrishna how He would take each disciple alone and give him in private the special instructions necessary for him. ~ SWAMI BRAHMANANDA,
73:You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, James, 4:2-3,
74:God has to work in the soul in secret and in darkness because if we fully knew what was happening, and what Mystery, transformation, God and Grace will eventually ask of us, we would either try to take charge or stop the whole process. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
75:And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 John, 5:14-15,
76:Ask yourself: Do I want to continue being a great practitioner of ignorance, anger, and desire? Or do I want to become a great practitioner of wisdom and compassion instead?
Do not waste your precious human rebirth by making the wrong decision. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
77:For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?" ~ James Allen, (1864 - 1912) British philosopher, wrote inspirational books and poetry, pioneer of the self-help movement. His best known work, "As a Man Thinketh," Wikipedia.,
78:Reason can accept no convention merely because men are agreed upon it: it has to ask whether they are right in their agreement, whether it is not an inert and false acquiescence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, The Curve of the Rational Age,
79:Call upon God by whatever name or form you like. But should anyone ask you about your Chosen Ideal, stop talking to him that instant. There is a great possibility of harm to the aspirant if such private subjects of spiritual life are disclosed to others. ~ Swami Adbhutananda,
80:Every reader should ask himself periodically 'Toward what end, toward what end?' -- but do not ask it too often lest you pass up the fun of programming for the constipation of bittersweet philosophy.
   ~ Harold Abelson, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs,
81:Feasting on sights displayed [in the heavens], his soul was insatiate in beholding. It went on to to ask: What is the essence of these visible objects and the method of their movement? It was out of the investigation of these problems that philosophy grew… ~ Philo of Alexandria,
82:The fear that impermanence awakens in us, that nothing is real and nothing lasts, is, we come to discover, our greatest friend because it drives us to ask: If everything dies & changes, then what is really true?" ~ Sogyal Rinpoche, "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying", (1994),
83:He who knows how to find instructors for himself, arrives at the supreme mastery...He who loves to ask, extends his knowledge; but whoever considers only his own personal opinion becomes constantly narrower than he was. ~ Tsu-King, the Eternal Wisdom
84:The Lord's Prayer is the most perfect of prayers.... In it we ask, not only for all the things we can rightly desire, but also in the sequence that they should be desired. This prayer not only teaches us to ask for things, but also in what order we should desire them. ~ Saint Thomas,
85:When My servants ask you [O Prophet] about Me: I am truly near. I respond to one's prayer when they call upon Me. So let them respond with obedience to Me and believe in Me, perhaps they will be guided to the Right Way. ~ Quran 2:186, @Sufi_Path
86:Regularly ask yourself: "how are my thoughts, words and deeds afgecting my friends, my spouse, my neighbour, my child, my employer, my subordinates, my fellow citizens?" Make it your business to draw out the best in others by being an exemplar yourself. ~ Epictetus,
87:Our Father: at this name love is aroused in us . . . and the confidence of obtaining what we are about to ask.... What would he not give to his children who ask, since he has already granted them the gift of being his children? ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
88:Questions bring us closer to that experience, though they are often paradoxical: when we first ask them, the immediate answer is a conditioned response. To dig deeply into these questions, to look deep inside oneself, is its own spiritual practice. What is the most important thing? ~ Adyashanti,
89:Desire to have Him. Be angry with Him. Ask Him, 'Why are You not coming to me?' Direct all emotions - love, anger, etc., towards Him. Be greedy to taste His playful life, His name and form. Be infatuated with His beauty. Feel proud that you have loved Him and got His assurance ~ Swami Akhandananda,
90:When My servants ask you concerning Me, I am indeed (close to them), I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me. Let them also, with a will, listen to My call, and believe in Me. That they may walk in the right way. ~ 2: 186), @Sufi_Path
91:Where there is knowledge there is also ignorance. Therefore I ask you to go beyond both knowledge & ignorance. The thorn of ignorance has pierced the sole of a man's foot. He needs the thorn of knowledge to take it out. Afterwards he throws away both thorns ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
92:First I prayed for wealth. Later I realised that does not last. Then I asked for mercy. But realised that also doesn't last. I concluded that if a person would remain free of wants and needs he should ask only for Allah Himself. ~ Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse, @Sufi_Path
93:You are not even a human being. You just are - a point of awareness, co-extensive with time and space and beyond both, the ultimate cause, itself uncaused. If you ask me "Who are you?", my answer would be: "Nothing in particular. Yet, I am". ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
94:Many Muslims ask what Tariqah is for. It is for our benefit, in order to strengthen our 'iman. Tariqah is the way that takes us to our Holy Prophet ﷺ. In order to be in the presence our Holy Prophetﷺ every minute. ~ Shaykh Mehmet Adil al-Haqqani Al-Naqshabandi, @Sufi_Path
95:Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces. ~ Étienne de La Boétie,
96:Question me now about all other matters, but do not ask who I am, for fear you may increase in my heart it's burden of sorrow as I think back; I am very full of grief, and I should not sit in the house of somebody else with my lamentation and wailing. It is not good to go on mourning forever. ~ Homer,
97:But, nevertheless, if there is even the slightest recognition, liberation is easy. Should you ask why this is so-it is because once the awesome, terrifying and fearful appearances arise, the awareness does not have the luxury of distraction. The awareness is one-pointedly concentrated.
   ~ Karma-glin-pa, The Tibetan Book of the Dead,
98:Don't bother much about your feelings. When they are humble, loving, brave, give thanks for them; when they are conceited, selfish, cowardly, ask to have them altered. In neither case are they you, but only a thing that happens to you. What matters is your intentions and your behaviour. ~ C S Lewis, letter to Genia Goelz, June 13, 1951,
99:I almost? had some slight existential crisis, cause I was trying to figure out what does it all mean? what is the purpose of things? I came to the conclusion that if we can advance the knowledge of the world, if we can do things that expand the scope and scale of consciousness then were better able to ask the right questions and become more enlightened and thats really the only way forward
   ~ Elon Musk,
100:468 - I may question God, my guide and teacher, and ask Him, 'Am I right or hast Thou in thy love and wisdom suffered my mind to deceive me?' Doubt thy mind, if thou wilt, but doubt not that God leads thee.
   Life is given to us to find the Divine and unite with Him. The mind tries to persuade us that it is not so. Shall we believe this liar?
   ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms,
101:One of the gnostics was hungry and wept. Someone who had no tasting (dhawq) in that area censured him for that. The gnostic said, "But Allah makes me hungry so that I might weep.
He tests me by affliction so that I might ask Him to remove it from me. This does not lessen my being patient." We know that patience is holding the self back from complaint to other-than-Allah. ~ Ibn Arabi,
102:If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, James, 1:5-8,
103:That devotee asked, "Will Ishwara manifest Himself if you give Him some name and pray to Him to appear in a particular form?"

Bhagavan: "Yes. He will answer your call by whatever name you call Him and will appear in whatever form you worship Him. As soon as He manifests Himself you ask something. He grants the boon and disappears, but you remain where you were." ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Letters from Sri Ramanasramam,
104:If you ask me what you are to do in order to be perfect, I say, first--Do not lie in bed beyond the due time of rising; give your first thoughts to God; make a good visit to the Blessed Sacrament; say the Angelus devoutly; eat and drink to God's glory; say the Rosary well; be recollected; keep out bad thoughts; make your evening meditation well; examine yourself daily; go to bed in good time, and you are already perfect. ~ Blessed Cardinal Newman, Meditations and Devotions,
105:He points out that one of the really tough things is figuring out what questions to ask, Musk said. Once you figure out the question, then the answer is relatively easy. I came to the conclusion that really we should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask. The teenage Musk then arrived at his ultralogical mission statement. The only thing that makes sense to do is strive for greater collective enlightenment
   ~ ?,
106:5'If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6'But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7'Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8'Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, James, 1,
107:In your nature there are many obstacles, chiefly a great activity of the outward-going mind and a thick crust of the impure lower Prakriti that covers the heart and the vital being. Quieting of the mind and purification of the nature are what you must have before you can fulfil your aim. Aspire for these two things first; ask for them constantly from above. You will not be able to achieve them by your own unaided effort. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II, Purity,
108:To those who ask you, Where have you seen the gods, or how do you who are so devout know for sure that the gods exist? I answer, first of all, that even to the very eye, they are in some manner visible and apparent. Secondly, neither have I seen my own soul, and yet I respect and honour it. So then for the gods, by the daily experience that I have of their power and providence towards myself and others, I know certainly that they exist and therefore I worship them. ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 12, 21,
109:What you say is quite true. A simple, straight and sincere call and aspiration from the heart is the one important thing and more essential and effective than capacities. Also to get the consciousness to turn inwards, not remain outward-going is of great importance - to arrive at the inner call, the inner experience, the inner Presence. The help you ask will be with you. Let the aspiration grow and open the inner consciousness altogether.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - I,
110: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,
111:I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of uncertainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything, and there are many things I don't know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we're here. I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without any purpose, which is the way it really is as far as I can tell. ~ Richard Feynman,
112:Do not interrupt the flight of your soul; do not distress what is best in you; do not enfeeble your spirit with half wishes and half thoughts. Ask yourself and keep on asking until you find the answer, for one may have known something many times, acknowledged it; one may have willed something many times, attempted it ~ and yet, only the deep inner motion, only the heart's indescribable emotion, only that will convince you that what you have acknowledged belongs to you, that no power can take it from you ~ for only the truth that builds up is truth for you. ~ Søren Kierkegaard,
113:When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
   ~ Henri J M Nouwen, Out Of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life,
114:The library smells like old books - a thousand leather doorways into other worlds. I hear silence, like the mind of God. I feel a presence in the empty chair beside me. The librarian watches me suspiciously. But the library is a sacred place, and I sit with the patron saint of readers. Pulsing goddess light moves through me for one moment like a glimpse of eternity instantly forgotten. She is gone. I smell mold, I hear the clock ticking, I see an empty chair. Ask me now and I'll say this is just a place where you can't play music or eat. She's gone. The library sucks.
   ~ Laura Whitcomb,
115:D.: Impurities of limitation, ignorance and desire (anava, mayika, and kamya) place obstacles in the way of meditation. How to conquer them?
M.: Not to be swayed by them.
D.: Grace is necessary.
M.: Yes, Grace is both the beginning and the end. Introversion is due to Grace: Perseverance is Grace; and Realisation is Grace. That is the reason for the statement: Mamekam saranam vraja (only surrender to Me). If one has entirely surrendered oneself is there any part left to ask for Grace? He is swallowed up by Grace. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 319,
116:The man who does not think about religion, imagines that there is only one that is true, the one in which he was born. But thou hast only to ask thyself what would happen if thou wert born in another religion, thou, Christian, if thou wert born a Mahomedan, thou, Buddhist, a Christian and thou, Mahomedan, a Brahmin. Is it possible that we alone with our religion should be in the truth and that all others should be subjected to falsehood? No religion can become true merely by thy persuading thyself or persuading others that it alone is true. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
117:Weekly Reviews ::: Dedicate at least one afternoon or entire evening during the weekend to review all of your courses. Make certain you have an understanding of where each course is going and that your study schedule is appropriate. Do the 4x6 thing: One card for each chapter. Then ask yourself how each chapter relates to other chapters, and then, how the readings relate to each of the lectures. Are there contradictions? Differences of opinion, approach, method? What evidence is there to support the differences of opinion? What are your views? Can you defend them? A good exercise. ~ Dr Robert A Hatch, How to Study,
118:2. What should be the object or ideas for meditation?
   Whatever is most consonant with your nature and highest aspirations. But if you ask me for an absolute answer, then I must say that Brahman is always the best object for meditation or contemplation and the idea on which the mind should fix is that of God in all, all in God and all as God. It does not matter essentially whether it is the Impersonal or the Personal God, or subjectively, the One Self. But this is the idea I have found the best, because it is the highest and embraces all other truths, whether truths of this world or of the other worlds or beyond all phenomenal existence, - 'All this is the Brahman.'
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Autobiographical Notes,
119:If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for . . . To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us - and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.

Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference. ~ Thomas Merton,
120:It's like chopping down a huge tree of immense girth. You won't accomplish it with one swing of your axe. If you keep chopping away at it, though, and do not let up, eventually, whether it wants to or not, it will suddenly topple down. When that time comes, you could round up everyone you could find and pay them to hold the tree up, but they wouldn't be able to do it. It would still come crashing to the ground. . . . But if the woodcutter stopped after one or two strokes of his axe to ask the third son of Mr. Chang, Why doesn't this tree fall? And after three or four more strokes stopped again to ask the fourth son of Mr. Li, Why doesn't this tree fall? he would never succeed in felling the tree. It is no different for someone who is practicing the Way.
   ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
121:And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this:
"Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
  on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
  as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
  but deliver us from evil.
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Matthew, 6:7-14,
122:It is ignorance if, when Allah afflicts someone by what gives him pain, he does not call on Allah to remove that painful matter from him. The one who has realization must supplicate and ask Allah to remove that from him. For that gnostic who possesses unveiling, that removal comes from the presence of Allah. Allah describes Himself as "hurt", so He said, "those who hurt Allah and His Messenger." (33:57) What hurt is greater than that Allah test you with affliction in your heedlessness of Him or a divine station which you do not know so that you return to Him with your complaint so that He can remove it from you?
Thus the need which is your reality will be proven. The hurt is removed from Allah by your asking Him to repel it from you, since you are His manifest form. ~ Ibn Arabi,
123:Everyone who is turned to the Mother is doing my Yoga. It is a great mistake to suppose that one can 'do' the Purna Yoga - i.e. carry out and fulfil all the sides of the Yoga by one's own effort. No human being can do that. What one has to do is to put oneself in the Mother's hands and open oneself to her by service, by bhakti, by aspiration; then the Mother by her light and force works in him so that the sadhana is done. It is a mistake also to have the ambition to be a big Purna Yogi or a supramental being and ask oneself how far have I got towards that. The right attitude is to be devoted and given to the Mother and to wish to be whatever she wants you to be. The rest is for the Mother to decide and do in you.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother, 151 [T3],
124:5. When in Doubt ::: Read the Syllabus - Read Ahead - Ask Questions: Read the correlated readings (designed to mesh with that lecture) before you come to class. The whole point of correlated readings is to prepare you for the lecture. If the readings are completed at the appropriate time you will have a 'Big Picture' framed by a general narrative and suspended by an ongoing line of argument. These readings should help you establish a set of expectations as well as some unsettling questions. The lectures should help you connect ideas you have read about and, with any luck, they should help you call key issues into question. Your job is to arrive at an understanding you call your own and can defend to a critical audience. Beginning to end, you are the center of your education. You know where to begin. ~ Dr Robert A Hatch, How to Study,
125:Ask the Divine :::
If, for example, one wants to know something or one needs guidance, or something else, how can one have it from the Divine, according to one's need?
By asking the Divine for it. If you do not ask Him, how can you have it?
If you turn to the Divine and have full trust and ask Him, you will get what you need - not necessarily what you imagine you need; but the true thing you need, you will get. But you must ask Him for it. You must make the experiment sincerely; you must not endeavour to get it by all sorts of external means and then expect the Divine to give it to you, without even having asked Him. Indeed, when you want somebody to give you something, you ask him for it, don't you? And why do you expect the Divine to give it to you without your having asked Him for it? ~ The Mother, [T5],
126:It is no good asking for a simple religion. After all, real things are not simple. They look simple, but they are not. The table I am sitting at looks simple: but ask a scientist to tell you what it is really made of-all about the atoms and how the light waves rebound from them and hit my eye and what they do to the optic nerve and what it does to my brain-and, of course, you find that what we call "seeing a table" lands you in mysteries and complications which you can hardly get to the end of. A child saying a child's prayer looks simple. And if you are content to stop there, well and good. But if you are not--and the modern world usually is not--if you want to go on and ask what is really happening, then you must be prepared for something difficult. If we ask for something more than simplicity, it is silly then to complain that the something more is not simple. ~ C S Lewis, Mere Christianity,
127:Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love. ~ Neil Gaiman,
128:10.: I do not know whether I have put this clearly; self-knowledge is of such consequence that I would not have you careless of it, though you may be lifted to heaven in prayer, because while on earth nothing is more needful than humility. Therefore, I repeat, not only a good way, but the best of all ways, is to endeavour to enter first by the room where humility is practised, which is far better than at once rushing on to the others. This is the right road;-if we know how easy and safe it is to walk by it, why ask for wings with which to fly? Let us rather try to learn how to advance quickly. I believe we shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavouring to know God, for, beholding His greatness we are struck by our own baseness, His purity shows our foulness, and by meditating on His humility we find how very far we are from being humble. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila, The Interior Castle, 1.02,
129:The hell I won't talk that way! Peter, an eternity here without her is not an eternity of bliss; it is an eternity of boredom and loneliness and grief. You think this damned gaudy halo means anything to me when I know--yes, you've convinced me!--that my beloved is burning in the Pit? I didn't ask much. Just to be allowed to live with her. I was willing to wash dishes forever if only I could see her smile, hear her voice, touch her hand! She's been shipped on a technicality and you know it! Snobbish, bad-tempered angels get to live here without ever doing one lick to deserve it. But my Marga, who is a real angel if one ever lived, gets turned down and sent to Hell to everlasting torture on a childish twist in the rules. You can tell the Father and His sweet-talking Son and that sneaky Ghost that they can take their gaudy Holy City and shove it! If Margrethe has to be in Hell, that's where I want to be!
   ~ Robert Heinlein, Alexander Hergensheimer in Job: A Comedy of Justice, (1984).,
130:A MARWARI DEVOTEE: "Sir, what is the way?"

Two ways of God-realization

MASTER: "There are two ways. One is the path of discrimination, the other is that of love. Discrimination means to know the distinction between the Real and the unreal.

God alone is the real and permanent Substance; all else is illusory and impermanent.

The magician alone is real; his magic is illusory. This is discrimination.

"Discrimination and renunciation. Discrimination means to know the distinction between the Real and the unreal. Renunciation means to have dispassion for the things of the world. One cannot acquire them all of a sudden. They must be practised every day.

One should renounce 'woman and gold' mentally at first. Then, by the will of God, one can renounce it both mentally and outwardly. It is impossible to ask the people of Calcutta to renounce all for the sake of God. One has to tell them to renounce mentally. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
131:Does this happen even if one has a great aspiration?

The aspiration must be very vigilant.

I have known people (many, not only a few, I mean among those who do yoga), I have known many who, every time they had a fine aspiration, and their aspiration was very strong and they received an answer to this aspiration, every time, the very same day or at the latest the next day, they had a complete setback of consciousness and were facing the exact opposite of their aspiration. Such things happen almost constantly. Well, these people have developed only the positive side. They make a kind of discipline of aspiration, they ask for help, they try to come into contact with higher forces, they succeed in this, they have experiences; but they have completely neglected cleaning their room; it has remained as dirty as ever, and so, naturally, when the experience has gone, this dirt becomes still more repulsive than before. ~ The Mother, 1950-1951, 26 April 1951,
132: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,
133:Elric: We are dreamers, shapers, singers, and makers. We study the mysteries of laser and circuit, crystal and scanner, holographic demons and invocation of equations. These are the tools we employ, and we know many things.

John Sheridan: Such as?

Elric: The true secrets, the important things. Fourteen words to make someone fall in love with you forever. Seven words to make them go without pain. How to say good-bye to a friend who is dying. How to be poor. How to be rich. How to rediscover dreams when the world has stolen them. That is why we are going away-to preserve that knowledge.

Sheridan: From what?

Elric: There is a storm coming, a black and terrible storm. We would not have our knowledge lost or used to ill purpose. From this place we will launch ourselves into the stars. With luck, you will never see our kind again in your lifetime. I know you have your orders, Captain. Detain us if you wish. But I cannot tell you where we are going. I can only ask you to trust us. ~ J Michael Straczynski,
134:Ah, yeah. We're gonna go to Mars. And then of course we're gonna colonize deep space. With our microwave hot dogs and plastic vomit, fake dog shit and cinnamon dental floss, lemon-scented toilet paper and sneakers with lights in the heels. And all these other impressive things we've done down here. But let me ask you this: what are we gonna tell the intergalactic council of ministers the first time one of our teenage mothers throws their newborn baby into a dumpster? How are we gonna explain that to the space people? How are we gonna let them know that our ambassador was only late for the meeting because his breakfast was cold and he had to spend half an hour punching his wife around the kitchen? And what are they gonna think when they find out, its just a local custom, that over 80 million women in the Third world have had their clitorises forcibly removed in order to reduce their sexual pleasure so they won't cheat on their husbands? Can't you just sense how eager the rest of the universe is for us to show up? ~ George Carlin,
135:SHYAM: "What is the distinction between the gross body and the subtle body?"

MASTER: "The body consisting of the five gross elements is called the gross body. The subtle body is made up of the mind, the ego, the discriminating faculty, and the mind-stuff. There is also a causal body, by means of which one enjoys the Bliss of God and holds communion with Him. The Tantra calls it the Bhagavati Tanu, the Divine Body. Beyond all these is the Mahakarana, the Great Cause. That cannot be expressed by words.

"What is the use of merely listening to words? Do something! What will you achieve by merely repeating the word 'siddhi'? Will that intoxicate you? You will not be intoxicated even if you make a paste of siddhi and rub it all over your body. You must eat some of it. How can a man recognize yarns of different counts, such as number forty and number forty-one, unless he is in the trade? Those who trade in yarn do not find it at all difficult to describe a thread of a particular count. Therefore I say, practise a little spiritual discipline; then you will know all these — the gross, the subtle, the causal, and the Great Cause. While praying to God, ask only for love for His Lotus Feet." ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
136:Raise Your Standards
Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thing was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming.
Think of the far-reaching consequences set in motion by men and women who raised their standards and acted in accordance with them, deciding they would tolerate no less. History chronicles the inspiring examples of people like Leonardo da Vinci, Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Albeit Einstein, Cesar Chavez, Soichiro Honda, and many others who took the magnificently powerful step of raising their standards. The same power that was available to them is available to you, if you have the courage to claim it. Changing an organization, acompany, a country-or a world-begins with the simple step of changing yourself.


Change Your Limiting Beliefs ~ Anthony Robbins, How to take Immediate Control of Your Mental Emotional Physical and Financial Destiny,
137:... although there is almost nothing I can say that will help you, and I can harly find one useful word. You have had many sadnesses, large ones, which passed. And you say that even this passing was difficult and upsetting for you. But please, ask yourself whether these large sadnesses haven't rather gone right through you. Perhaps many things inside you have been transformed; perhaps somewhere, deep inside your being, you have undergone important changes while you were sad. The only sadnesses that are dangerous and unhealthy are the ones that we carry around in public in order to drown them out with the noise; like diseases that are treated superficially and foolishly, they just withdraw and after a short interval break out again all the more terribly; and gather inside us and are life, are life that is unlived, rejected, lost, life that we can die of. If only it were possible for us to see farther than our knowledge reaches, and even a little beyond the outworks of our presentiment, perhaps we would bear our sadnesses with greater trust than we have in our joys. For they are the moments when something new has entered us, something unknown; our feelings grow mute in shy embarrassment, everything in us withdraws, a silence arises, and the new experience, which no one knows, stands in the midst of it all and says nothing. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet, August 12, 1904,
138:Philosophy, like all other studies, aims primarily at knowledge. The knowledge it aims at is the kind of knowledge which gives unity and system to the body of the sciences, and the kind which results from a critical examination of the grounds of our convictions, prejudices, and beliefs. But it cannot be maintained that philosophy has had any very great measure of success in its attempts to provide definite answers to its questions. If you ask a mathematician, a mineralogist, a historian, or any other man of learning, what definite body of truths has been ascertained by his science, his answer will last as long as you are willing to listen. But if you put the same question to a philosopher, he will, if he is candid, have to confess that his study has not achieved positive results such as have been achieved by other sciences. It is true that this is partly accounted for by the fact that, as soon as definite knowledge concerning any subject becomes possible, this subject ceases to be called philosophy, and becomes a separate science. The whole study of the heavens, which now belongs to astronomy, was once included in philosophy; Newton's great work was called 'the mathematical principles of natural philosophy'. Similarly, the study of the human mind, which was a part of philosophy, has now been separated from philosophy and has become the science of psychology. Thus, to a great extent, the uncertainty of philosophy is more apparent than real: those questions which are already capable of definite answers are placed in the sciences, while those only to which, at present, no definite answer can be given, remain to form the residue which is called philosophy.
   ~ Bertrand Russell,
139:You say that you feel you have returned to your old life and that you have fallen from that state of spiritual consciousness in which you remained for some time. And you ask whether it comes from the fact that Sri Aurobindo and myself have withdrawn our protection and our help because you had been unable to fulfil your promise.

It is a mistake to think that anything at all has been withdrawn by us. Our help and our protection are with you as always, but it would be more correct to say that both your inability to feel our help and your inability to keep your promise are the simultaneous effects of the same cause.

Remember what I wrote to you when you went to Calcutta to fetch your family: do not let any influence come in between you and the Divine. You did not pay sufficient attention to this warning: you have allowed an influence to interfere strongly between you and your spiritual life; your devotion and your faith have been seriously shaken by this. As a consequence, you became afraid and you did not find the same joy in your offering to the Divine Cause; and also, quite naturally, you fell back into your ordinary consciousness and your old life.

You are quite right, nevertheless, not to let yourself be discouraged. Whatever the fall, it is always possible not only to get up again but also to rise higher and to reach the goal. Only a strong aspiration and a constant will are needed.

You have to take a firm resolution to let nothing interfere with your ascent towards the Divine Realisation. And then the success is certain.

Be assured of our unfailing help and protection. 3 February 1931 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother - I,
140:Sweet Mother, You have asked the teachers "to think with ideas instead of with words".4 You have also said that later on you will ask them to think with experiences. Will you throw some light on these three ways of thinking?
Our house has a very high tower; at the very top of this tower there is a bright and bare room, the last before we emerge into the open air, into the full light.

   Sometimes, when we are free to do so, we climb up to this bright room, and there, if we remain very quiet, one or more visitors come to call on us; some are tall, others small, some single, others in groups; all are bright and graceful.

   Usually, in our joy at their arrival and our haste to welcome them, we lose our tranquillity and come galloping down to rush into the great hall that forms the base of the tower and is the storeroom of words. Here, more or less excited, we select, reject, assemble, combine, disarrange, rearrange all the words in our reach, in an attempt to portray this or that visitor who has come to us. But most often, the picture we succeed in making of our visitor is more like a caricature than a portrait.

   And yet if we were wiser, we would remain up above, at the summit of the tower, quite calm, in joyful contemplation.

   Then, after a certain length of time, we would see the visitors themselves slowly, gracefully, calmly descend, without losing anything of their elegance or beauty and, as they cross the storeroom of words, clothe themselves effortlessly, automatically, with the words needed to make themselves perceptible even in the material house.

   This is what I call thinking with ideas.

   When this process is no longer mysterious to you, I shall explain what is meant by thinking with experiences. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother,
141:What your reasoning ignores is that which is absolute or tends towards the absolute in man and his seeking as well as in the Divine - something not to be explained by mental reasoning or vital motive. A motive, but a motive of the soul, not of vital desire; a reason not of the mind, but of the self and spirit. An asking too, but the asking that is the soul's inherent aspiration, not a vital longing. That is what comes up when there is the sheer self-giving, when "I seek you for this, I seek you for that" changes to a sheer "I seek you for you." It is that marvellous and ineffable absolute in the Divine that Krishnaprem means when he says, "Not knowledge nor this nor that, but Krishna."

The pull of that is indeed a categorical imperative, the self in us drawn to the Divine because of the imperative call of its greater Self, the soul ineffably drawn towards the object of its adoration, because it cannot be otherwise, because it is it and He is He. That is all about it.

I have written all that only to explain what we mean whenwe speak of seeking the Divine for himself and not for anything else - so far as it is explicable. Explicable or not, it is one of the most dominant facts of spiritual experience. The call to selfgiving is only an expression of this fact. But this does not mean that I object to your asking for Ananda. Ask for that by all means, so long as to ask for it is a need of any part of your being - for these are the things that lead on towards the Divine so long as the absolute inner call that is there all the time does not push itself to the surface. But it is really that that has drawn from the beginning and is there behind - it is the categorical spiritual imperative, the absolute need of the soul for the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II, Seeking the Divine,
142:Has any one at the end of the nineteenth century any distinct notion of what poets of a stronger age understood by the word inspiration? If not, I will describe it. If one had the smallest vestige of superstition left in one, it would hardly be possible completely to set aside the idea that one is the mere incarnation, mouthpiece, or medium of an almighty power. The idea of revelation, in the sense that something which profoundly convulses and upsets one becomes suddenly visible and audible with indescribable certainty and accuracy―describes the simple fact. One hears―one does not seek; one takes―one does not ask who gives. A thought suddenly flashes up like lightening; it comes with necessity, without faltering. I have never had any choice in the matter. There is an ecstasy so great that the immense strain of it is sometimes relaxed by a flood of tears, during which one's steps now involuntarily rush and anon involuntarily lag. There is the feeling that one is utterly out of hand, with the very distinct consciousness of an endless number of fine thrills and titillations descending to one's very toes. There is a depth of happiness in which the most painful and gloomy parts do not act as antitheses to the rest, but are produced and required as necessary shades of color in such an overflow of light. There is an instinct of rhythmic relations which embraces a whole world of forms (length, the need of a wide-embracing rhythm, is almost the measure of the force of an inspiration, a sort of counterpart to its pressure and tension). Everything happens quite involuntary, as if in a tempestuous outburst of freedom, of absoluteness, of power and divinity. The involuntary nature of the figures and similes is the most remarkable thing; everything seems to present itself as the readiest, the truest, and simplest means of expression. It actually seems, to use one of Zarathustra's own phrases, as if all things came to one, and offered themselves as similes. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra [trans. Thomas_Common] (1999),
143:Why are some people intelligent and others not? Why can some people do certain things while others can't?"

It is as though you asked why everybody was not the same! Then it would mean that there would only be one single thing, one single thing indefinitely repeated which would constitute the whole universe.... I don't know, but it seems to me that it wouldn't be worth the trouble having a universe for that, it would be enough to have just one thing!

But the moment one admits the principle of multiplicity and that no two things are alike in the universe, how can you ask why they are not the same! It is just because they are not, because no two things are alike.

Behind that there is something else which one is not conscious of, but which is very simple and very childish. It is this: "Since there is an infinite diversity, since some people are of one kind and others of a lesser kind, well" - here of course one doesn't say this to oneself but it is there, hidden in the depths of the being, in the depths of the ego - "why am I not of the best kind?" There we are. In fact it amounts to complaining that perhaps one is not of the best kind! If you look attentively at questions like this: "Why do some have much and others little?" "Why are some wise and not others? Why are some intelligent and not others?" etc., behind that there is "Why don't I have all that can be had and why am I not all that one can be?..." Naturally, one doesn't say this to oneself, because one would feel ridiculous, but it is there.

There then. Now has anyone anything to add to what we have just said?... Have you all understood quite well? Everything I have said? Nobody wants to say...

(A teacher) Our daily routine seems a little "impossible" to us.

Well, wait a century or two and it will become possible! (Laughter)

You are told that today's impossibility is the possibility of tomorrow - but these are very great tomorrows! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers, Volume-8, page no. 387-388,
144:For centuries and centuries humanity has waited for this time. It is come. But it is difficult.

I don't simply tell you we are here upon earth to rest and enjoy ourselves, now is not the time for that. We are here..... to prepare the way for the new creation.

The body has some difficulty, so I can't be active, alas. It is not because I am old, I am not old, I am younger than most of you. If I am here inactive, it is because the body has given itself definitely to prepare the transformation. But the consciousness is clear and we are here to work - rest and enjoyment will come afterwards. Let us do our work here.

So I have called you to tell you that. Take what you can, do what you can, my help will be with you. All sincere effort will be helped to the maximum.

It is the hour to be the heroic. Heroism is not what it is said to be; it is to become wholly unified - and the Divine help will always be with those who have resolved to be heroic in full sincerity.


You are here at this moment that is to say upon earth, because you chose it at one time - you do not remember it any more, but I know it - that is why you are here. Well, you must rise to the height of the task. You must strive, you must conquer all weakness and limitations; above all you must tell your ego: "Your hour is gone." We want a race that has no ego, that has in place of the ego the Divine Consciousness. It is that which we want: the Divine Consciousness which will allow the race to develop itself and the Supramental being to take birth.

If you believe that I am here because I am bound - it is not true. I am not bound, I am here because my body has been given for the first attempt at transformation. Sri Aurobindo told me so. Well, I am doing it. I do not wish anyone to do it for me because.... Because it is not very pleasant, but I do it willingly because of the result; everybody will be able to benefit from it. I ask only one thing: do not listen to the ego.

If there is in your hearts a sincere Yes, you will satisfy me completely. I do not need words, I need the sincere adhesion of your hearts. That's all. ~ The Mother, (This talk was given by the Mother on April 2,1972,
145:"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,
146:Self-Abuse by Drugs
Not a drop of alcohol is to be brought into this temple.
Master Bassui (1327-1387)1
(His dying instructions: first rule)
In swinging between liberal tolerance one moment and outraged repression the next,
modern societies seem chronically incapable of reaching consistent attitudes about
Stephen Batchelor2
Drugs won't show you the truth. Drugs will only show you what it's like to be on drugs.
Brad Warner3

Implicit in the authentic Buddhist Path is sila. It is the time-honored practice
of exercising sensible restraints [Z:73-74]. Sila's ethical guidelines provide the
bedrock foundation for one's personal behavior in daily life. At the core of every
religion are some self-disciplined renunciations corresponding to sila. Yet, a profound irony has been reshaping the human condition in most cultures during the
last half century. It dates from the years when psychoactive drugs became readily
available. During this era, many naturally curious persons could try psychedelic
short-cuts and experience the way their consciousness might seem to ''expand.'' A
fortunate few of these experimenters would become motivated to follow the nondrug meditative route when they pursued various spiritual paths.
One fact is often overlooked. Meditation itself has many mind-expanding, psychedelic properties [Z:418-426]. These meditative experiences can also stimulate a
drug-free spiritual quest.
Meanwhile, we live in a drug culture. It is increasingly a drugged culture, for which overprescribing physicians must shoulder part of the blame. Do
drugs have any place along the spiritual path? This issue will always be hotly
In Zen, the central issue is not whether each spiritual aspirant has the ''right''
to exercise their own curiosity, or the ''right'' to experiment on their own brains in
the name of freedom of religion. It is a free country. Drugs are out there. The real
questions are:
 Can you exercise the requisite self-discipline to follow the Zen Buddhist Path?
 Do you already have enough common sense to ask that seemingly naive question,

''What would Buddha do?'' (WWBD).
~ James Austin, Zen-Brain_Reflections,_Reviewing_Recent_Developments_in_Meditation_and_States_of_Consciousness,
147:What do we understand by the term "chance"? Chance can only be the opposite of order and harmony. There is only one true harmony and that is the supramental - the reign of Truth, the expression of the Divine Law. In the Supermind, therefore, chance has no place. But in the lower Nature the supreme Truth is obscured: hence there is an absence of that divine unity of purpose and action which alone can constitute order. Lacking this unity, the domain of lower Nature is governed by what we may call chance - that is to say, it is a field in which various conflicting forces intermix, having no single definite aim. Whatever arises out of such a rushing together of forces is a result of confusion, dissonance and falsehood - a product of chance. Chance is not merely a conception to cover our ignorance of the causes at work; it is a description of the uncertain mele ́e of the lower Nature which lacks the calm one-pointedness of the divine Truth. The world has forgotten its divine origin and become an arena of egoistic energies; but it is still possible for it to open to the Truth, call it down by its aspiration and bring about a change in the whirl of chance. What men regard as a mechanical sequence of events, owing to their own mental associations, experiences and generalisations, is really manipulated by subtle agencies each of which tries to get its own will done. The world has got so subjected to these undivine agencies that the victory of the Truth cannot be won except by fighting for it. It has no right to it: it has to gain it by disowning the falsehood and the perversion, an important part of which is the facile notion that, since all things owe their final origin to the Divine, all their immediate activities also proceed directly from it. The fact is that here in the lower Nature the Divine is veiled by a cosmic Ignorance and what takes place does not proceed directly from the divine knowledge. That everything is equally the will of God is a very convenient suggestion of the hostile influences which would have the creation stick as tightly as possible to the disorder and ugliness to which it has been reduced. So what is to be done, you ask? Well, call down the Light, open yourselves to the power of Transformation. Innumerable times the divine peace has been given to you and as often you have lost it - because something in you refuses to surrender its petty egoistic routine. If you are not always vigilant, your nature will return to its old unregenerate habits even after it has been filled with the descending Truth. It is the struggle between the old and the new that forms the crux of the Yoga; but if you are bent on being faithful to the supreme Law and Order revealed to you, the parts of your being belonging to the domain of chance will, however slowly, be converted and divinised. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
148:Our culture, the laws of our culture, are predicated on the idea that people are conscious. People have experience; people make decisions, and can be held responsible for them. There's a free will element to it. You can debate all that philosophically, and fine, but the point is that that is how we act, and that is the idea that our legal system is predicated on. There's something deep about it, because you're subject to the law, but the law is also limited by you, which is to say that in a well-functioning, properly-grounded democratic system, you have intrinsic value. That's the source of your rights. Even if you're a murderer, we have to say the law can only go so far because there's something about you that's divine.

Well, what does that mean? Partly it means that there's something about you that's conscious and capable of communicating, like you're a whole world unto yourself. You have that to contribute to everyone else, and that's valuable. You can learn new things, transform the structure of society, and invent a new way of dealing with the world. You're capable of all that. It's an intrinsic part of you, and that's associated with the idea that there's something about the logos that is necessary for the absolute chaos of the reality beyond experience to manifest itself as reality. That's an amazing idea because it gives consciousness a constitutive role in the cosmos. You can debate that, but you can't just bloody well brush it off. First of all, we are the most complicated things there are, that we know of, by a massive amount. We're so complicated that it's unbelievable. So there's a lot of cosmos out there, but there's a lot of cosmos in here, too, and which one is greater is by no means obvious, unless you use something trivial, like relative size, which really isn't a very sophisticated approach.

Whatever it is that is you has this capacity to experience reality and to transform it, which is a very strange thing. You can conceptualize the future in your imagination, and then you can work and make that manifest-participate in the process of creation. That's one way of thinking about it. That's why I think Genesis 1 relates the idea that human beings are made in the image of the divine-men and women, which is interesting, because feminists are always criticizing Christianity as being inexorably patriarchal. Of course, they criticize everything like that, so it's hardly a stroke of bloody brilliance. But I think it's an absolute miracle that right at the beginning of the document it says straightforwardly, with no hesitation whatsoever, that the divine spark which we're associating with the word, that brings forth Being, is manifest in men and women equally. That's a very cool thing. You got to think, like I said, do you actually take that seriously? Well, what you got to ask is what happens if you don't take it seriously, right? Read Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. That's the best investigation into that tactic that's ever been produced. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series, 1,
   Sweet Mother, how can one feel the divine Presence constantly?

Why not?

   But how can one do it?

But I am asking why one should not feel it. Instead of asking the question how to feel it, I ask the question: "What do you do that you don't feel it?" There is no reason not to feel the divine Presence. Once you have felt it, even once, you should be capable of feeling it always, for it is there. It is a fact. It is only our ignorance which makes us unaware of it. But if we become conscious, why should we not always be conscious? Why forget something one has learnt? When one has had the experience, why forget it? It is simply a bad habit, that's all.
   You see, there is something which is a fact, that's to say, it is. But we are unaware of it and do not know it. But after we become conscious and know it, why should we still forget it? Does it make sense? It's quite simply because we are not convinced that once one has met the Divine one can't forget Him any more. We are, on the contrary, full of stupid ideas which say, "Oh! Yes, it's very well once like that, but the rest of the time it will be as usual." So there is no reason why it may not begin again.
   But if we know that... we did not know something, we were ignorant, then the moment we have the knowledge... I am sincerely asking how one can manage to forget. One might not know something, that is a fact; there are countless things one doesn't know. But the moment one knows them, the minute one has the experience, how can one manage to forget? Within yourself you have the divine Presence, you know nothing about it - for all kinds of reasons, but still the chief reason is that you are in a state of ignorance. Yet suddenly, by a clicking of circumstances, you become conscious of this divine Presence, that is, you are before a fact - it is not imagination, it is a fact, it's something which exists. Then how do you manage to forget it once you have known it?
   It is because something in us, through cowardice or defeatism, accepts this. If one did not accept it, it wouldn't happen.
   Even when everything seems to be suddenly darkened, the flame and the Light are always there. And if one doesn't forget them, one has only to put in front of them the part which is dark; there will perhaps be a battle, there will perhaps be a little difficulty, but it will be something quite transitory; never will you lose your footing. That is why it is said - and it is something true - that to sin through ignorance may have fatal consequences, because when one makes mistakes, well, these mistakes have results, that's obvious, and usually external and material results; but that's no great harm, I have already told you this several times. But when one knows what is true, when one has seen and had the experience of the Truth, to accept the sin again, that is, fall back again into ignorance and obscurity - this is indeed an infinitely more serious mistake. It begins to belong to the domain of ill-will. In any case, it is a sign of slackness and weakness. It means that the will is weak.
   So your question is put the other way round. Instead of asking yourself how to keep it, you must ask yourself: how does one not keep it? Not having it, is a state which everybody is in before the moment of knowing; not knowing - one is in that state before knowing. But once one knows one cannot forget. And if one forgets, it means that there is something which consents to the forgetting, it means there is an assent somewhere; otherwise one would not forget.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955, 403,405,406,
150:I have never been able to share your constantly recurring doubts about your capacity or the despair that arises in you so violently when there are these attacks, nor is their persistent recurrence a valid ground for believing that they can never be overcome. Such a persistent recurrence has been a feature in the sadhana of many who have finally emerged and reached the goal; even the sadhana of very great Yogis has not been exempt from such violent and constant recurrences; they have sometimes been special objects of such persistent assaults, as I have indeed indicated in Savitri in more places than one - and that was indeed founded on my own experience. In the nature of these recurrences there is usually a constant return of the same adverse experiences, the same adverse resistance, thoughts destructive of all belief and faith and confidence in the future of the sadhana, frustrating doubts of what one has known as the truth, voices of despondency and despair, urgings to abandonment of the Yoga or to suicide or else other disastrous counsels of déchéance. The course taken by the attacks is not indeed the same for all, but still they have strong family resemblance. One can eventually overcome if one begins to realise the nature and source of these assaults and acquires the faculty of observing them, bearing, without being involved or absorbed into their gulf, finally becoming the witness of their phenomena and understanding them and refusing the mind's sanction even when the vital is still tossed in the whirl or the most outward physical mind still reflects the adverse suggestions. In the end these attacks lose their power and fall away from the nature; the recurrence becomes feeble or has no power to last: even, if the detachment is strong enough, they can be cut out very soon or at once. The strongest attitude to take is to regard these things as what they really are, incursions of dark forces from outside taking advantage of certain openings in the physical mind or the vital part, but not a real part of oneself or spontaneous creation in one's own nature. To create a confusion and darkness in the physical mind and throw into it or awake in it mistaken ideas, dark thoughts, false impressions is a favourite method of these assailants, and if they can get the support of this mind from over-confidence in its own correctness or the natural rightness of its impressions and inferences, then they can have a field day until the true mind reasserts itself and blows the clouds away. Another device of theirs is to awake some hurt or rankling sense of grievance in the lower vital parts and keep them hurt or rankling as long as possible. In that case one has to discover these openings in one's nature and learn to close them permanently to such attacks or else to throw out intruders at once or as soon as possible. The recurrence is no proof of a fundamental incapacity; if one takes the right inner attitude, it can and will be overcome. The idea of suicide ought never to be accepted; there is no real ground for it and in any case it cannot be a remedy or a real escape: at most it can only be postponement of difficulties and the necessity for their solution under no better circumstances in another life. One must have faith in the Master of our life and works, even if for a long time he conceals himself, and then in his own right time he will reveal his Presence.
   I have tried to dispel all the misconceptions, explain things as they are and meet all the points at issue. It is not that you really cannot make progress or have not made any progress; on the contrary, you yourself have admitted that you have made a good advance in many directions and there is no reason why, if you persevere, the rest should not come. You have always believed in the Guruvada: I would ask you then to put your faith in the Guru and the guidance and rely on the Ishwara for the fulfilment, to have faith in my abiding love and affection, in the affection and divine goodwill and loving kindness of the Mother, stand firm against all attacks and go forward perseveringly towards the spiritual goal and the all-fulfilling and all-satisfying touch of the All-Blissful, the Ishwara.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
   What is the exact way of feeling that we belong to the Divine and that the Divine is acting in us?

You must not feel with your head (because you may think so, but that's something vague); you must feel with your sense-feeling. Naturally one begins by wanting it with the mind, because that is the first thing that understands. And then one has an aspiration here (pointing to the heart), with a flame which pushes you to realise it. But if you want it to be truly the thing, well, you must feel it.

   You are doing something, suppose, for example, you are doing exercises, weight-lifting. Now suddenly without your knowing how it happened, suddenly you have the feeling that there is a force infinitely greater than you, greater, more powerful, a force that does the lifting for you. Your body becomes something almost non-existent and there is this Something that lifts. And then you will see; when that happens to you, you will no longer ask how it should be done, you will know. That does happen.

   It depends upon people, depends upon what dominates in their being. Those who think have suddenly the feeling that it is no longer they who think, that there is something which knows much better, sees much more clearly, which is infinitely more luminous, more conscious in them, which organises the thoughts and words; and then they write. But if the experience is complete, it is even no longer they who write, it is that same Thing that takes hold of their hand and makes it write. Well, one knows at that moment that the little physical person is just a tiny insignificant tool trying to remain as quiet as possible in order not to disturb the experience.

   Yes, at no cost must the experience be disturbed. If suddenly you say: "Oh, look, how strange it is!"...

   How can we reach that state?

Aspire for it, want it. Try to be less and less selfish, but not in the sense of becoming nice to other people or forgetting yourself, not that: have less and less the feeling that you are a person, a separate entity, something existing in itself, isolated from the rest.

   And then, above all, above all, it is that inner flame, that aspiration, that need for the light. It is a kind of - how to put it? - luminous enthusiasm that seizes you. It is an irresistible need to melt away, to give oneself, to exist only in the Divine.

   At that moment you have the experience of your aspiration.

   But that moment should be absolutely sincere and as integral as possible; and all this must occur not only in the head, not only here, but must take place everywhere, in all the cells of the body. The consciousness integrally must have this irresistible need.... The thing lasts for some time, then diminishes, gets extinguished. You cannot keep these things for very long. But then it so happens that a moment later or the next day or some time later, suddenly you have the opposite experience. Instead of feeling this ascent, and all that, this is no longer there and you have the feeling of the Descent, the Answer. And nothing but the Answer exists. Nothing but the divine thought, the divine will, the divine energy, the divine action exists any longer. And you too, you are no longer there.

   That is to say, it is the answer to our aspiration. It may happen immediately afterwards - that is very rare but may happen. If you have both simultaneously, then the state is perfect; usually they alternate; they alternate more and more closely until the moment there is a total fusion. Then there is no more distinction. I heard a Sufi mystic, who was besides a great musician, an Indian, saying that for the Sufis there was a state higher than that of adoration and surrender to the Divine, than that of devotion, that this was not the last stage; the last stage of the progress is when there is no longer any distinction; you have no longer this kind of adoration or surrender or consecration; it is a very simple state in which one makes no distinction between the Divine and oneself. They know this. It is even written in their books. It is a commonly known condition in which everything becomes quite simple. There is no longer any difference. There is no longer that kind of ecstatic surrender to "Something" which is beyond you in every way, which you do not understand, which is merely the result of your aspiration, your devotion. There is no difference any longer. When the union is perfect, there is no longer any difference.

   Is this the end of self-progress?

There is never any end to progress - never any end, you can never put a full stop there. ~ The Mother,
152: Sri Aurobindo writes here: "...Few and brief in their visits are the Bright Ones who are willing or permitted to succour." Why?
(1 "The Way", Cent. Vol. 17, p. 40.)
One must go and ask them! But there is a conclusion, the last sentences give a very clear explanation. It is said: "Nay, then, is immortality a plaything to be given lightly to a child, or the divine life a prize without effort or the crown for a weakling?" This comes back to the question why the adverse forces have the right to interfere, to harass you. But this is precisely the test necessary for your sincerity. If the way were very easy, everybody would start on the way, and if one could reach the goal without any obstacle and without any effort, everybody would reach the goal, and when one has come to the end, the situation would be the same as when one started, there would be no change. That is, the new world would be exactly what the old has been. It is truly not worth the trouble! Evidently a process of elimination is necessary so that only what is capable of manifesting the new life remains. This is the reason and there is no other, this is the best of reasons. And, you see, it is a tempering, it is the ordeal of fire, only that which can stand it remains absolutely pure; when everything has burnt down, there remains only the little ingot of pure gold. And it is like that. What puts things out very much in all this is the religious idea of fault, sin, redemption. But there is no arbitrary decision! On the contrary, for each one it is the best and most favourable conditions which are given. We were saying the other day that it is only his friends whom God treats with severity; you thought it was a joke, but it is true. It is only to those who are full of hope, who will pass through this purifying flame, that the conditions for attaining the maximum result are given. And the human mind is made in such a way that you may test this; when something extremely unpleasant happens to you, you may tell yourself, "Well, this proves I am worth the trouble of being given this difficulty, this proves there is something in me which can resist the difficulty", and you will notice that instead of tormenting yourself, you rejoice - you will be so happy and so strong that even the most unpleasant things will seem to you quite charming! This is a very easy experiment to make. Whatever the circumstance, if your mind is accustomed to look at it as something favourable, it will no longer be unpleasant for you. This is quite well known; as long as the mind refuses to accept a thing, struggles against it, tries to obstruct it, there are torments, difficulties, storms, inner struggles and all suffering. But the minute the mind says, "Good, this is what has to come, it is thus that it must happen", whatever happens, you are content. There are people who have acquired such control of their mind over their body that they feel nothing; I told you this the other day about certain mystics: if they think the suffering inflicted upon them is going to help them cross the stages in a moment and give them a sort of stepping stone to attain the Realisation, the goal they have put before them, union with the Divine, they no longer feel the suffering at all. Their body is as it were galvanised by the mental conception. This has happened very often, it is a very common experience among those who truly have enthusiasm. And after all, if one must for some reason or other leave one's body and take a new one, is it not better to make of one's death something magnificent, joyful, enthusiastic, than to make it a disgusting defeat? Those who cling on, who try by every possible means to delay the end even by a minute or two, who give you an example of frightful anguish, show that they are not conscious of their soul.... After all, it is perhaps a means, isn't it? One can change this accident into a means; if one is conscious one can make a beautiful thing of it, a very beautiful thing, as of everything. And note, those who do not fear it, who are not anxious, who can die without any sordidness are those who never think about it, who are not haunted all the time by this "horror" facing them which they must escape and which they try to push as far away from them as they can. These, when the occasion comes, can lift their head, smile and say, "Here I am."
It is they who have the will to make the best possible use of their life, it is they who say, "I shall remain here as long as it is necessary, to the last second, and I shall not lose one moment to realise my goal"; these, when the necessity comes, put up the best show. Why? - It is very simple, because they live in their ideal, the truth of their ideal; because that is the real thing for them, the very reason of their being, and in all things they can see this ideal, this reason of existence, and never do they come down into the sordidness of material life.
So, the conclusion:
One must never wish for death.
One must never will to die.
One must never be afraid to die.
And in all circumstances one must will to exceed oneself. ~ The Mother, Question and Answers, Volume-4, page no.353-355,
153: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,
154:For instance, a popular game with California occultists-I do not know its inventor-involves a Magic Room, much like the Pleasure Dome discussed earlier except that this Magic Room contains an Omniscient Computer.
   To play this game, you simply "astrally project" into the Magic Room. Do not ask what "astral projection" means, and do not assume it is metaphysical (and therefore either impossible, if you are a materialist, or very difficult, if you are a mystic). Just assume this is a gedankenexperiment, a "mind game." Project yourself, in imagination, into this Magic Room and visualize vividly the Omniscient Computer, using the details you need to make such a super-information-processor real to your fantasy. You do not need any knowledge of programming to handle this astral computer. It exists early in the next century; you are getting to use it by a species of time-travel, if that metaphor is amusing and helpful to you. It is so built that it responds immediately to human brain-waves, "reading" them and decoding their meaning. (Crude prototypes of such computers already exist.) So, when you are in this magic room, you can ask this Computer anything, just by thinking of what you want to know. It will read your thought, and project into your brain, by a laser ray, the correct answer.
   There is one slight problem. The computer is very sensitive to all brain-waves. If you have any doubts, it registers them as negative commands, meaning "Do not answer my question." So, the way to use it is to start simply, with "easy" questions. Ask it to dig out of the archives the name of your second-grade teacher. (Almost everybody remembers the name of their first grade teacher-imprint vulnerability again-but that of the second grade teacher tends to get lost.)
   When the computer has dug out the name of your second grade teacher, try it on a harder question, but not one that is too hard. It is very easy to sabotage this machine, but you don't want to sabotage it during these experiments. You want to see how well it can be made to perform.
   It is wise to ask only one question at a time, since it requires concentration to keep this magic computer real on the field of your perception. Do not exhaust your capacities for imagination and visualization on your first trial runs.
   After a few trivial experiments of the second-grade-teacher variety, you can try more interesting programs. Take a person toward whom you have negative feelings, such as anger, disappointment, feeling-of-betrayal, jealousy or whatever interferes with the smooth, tranquil operation of your own bio-computer. Ask the Magic Computer to explain that other person to you; to translate you into their reality-tunnel long enough for you to understand how events seem to them. Especially, ask how you seem to them.
   This computer will do that job for you; but be prepared for some shocks which might be disagreeable at first. This super-brain can also perform exegesis on ideas that seem obscure, paradoxical or enigmatic to us. For instance, early experiments with this computer can very profitably turn on asking it to explain some of the propositions in this book which may seem inexplicable or perversely wrong-headed to you, such as "We are all greater artists than we realize" or "What the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves" or "mind and its contents are functionally identical."
   This computer is much more powerful and scientifically advanced than the rapture-machine in the neurosomatic circuit. It has total access to all the earlier, primitive circuits, and overrules any of them. That is, if you put a meta-programming instruction into this computer; it will relay it downward to the old circuits and cancel contradictory programs left over from the past. For instance, try feeding it on such meta-programming instructions as: 1. I am at cause over my body. 2. I am at cause over my imagination. 3.1 am at cause over my future. 4. My mind abounds with beauty and power. 5.1 like people, and people like me.
   Remember that this computer is only a few decades ahead of present technology, so it cannot "understand" your commands if you harbor any doubts about them. Doubts tell it not to perform. Work always from what you can believe in, extending the area of belief only as results encourage you to try for more dramatic transformations of your past reality-tunnels.
   This represents cybernetic consciousness; the programmer becoming self-programmer, self-metaprogrammer, meta-metaprogrammer, etc. Just as the emotional compulsions of the second circuit seem primitive, mechanical and, ultimately, silly to the neurosomatic consciousness, so, too, the reality maps of the third circuit become comic, relativistic, game-like to the metaprogrammer. "Whatever you say it is, it isn't, " Korzybski, the semanticist, repeated endlessly in his seminars, trying to make clear that third-circuit semantic maps are not the territories they represent; that we can always make maps of our maps, revisions of our revisions, meta-selves of our selves. "Neti, neti" (not that, not that), Hindu teachers traditionally say when asked what "God" is or what "Reality" is. Yogis, mathematicians and musicians seem more inclined to develop meta-programming consciousness than most of humanity. Korzybski even claimed that the use of mathematical scripts is an aid to developing this circuit, for as soon as you think of your mind as mind 1 , and the mind which contemplates that mind as mind2 and the mind which contemplates mind2 contemplating mind 1 as mind3, you are well on your way to meta-programming awareness. Alice in Wonderland is a masterful guide to the metaprogramming circuit (written by one of the founders of mathematical logic) and Aleister Crowley soberly urged its study upon all students of yoga. ~ Robert Anton Wilson, Prometheus Rising,
155:This, in short, is the demand made on us, that we should turn our whole life into a conscious sacrifice. Every moment and every movement of our being is to be resolved into a continuous and a devoted self-giving to the Eternal. All our actions, not less the smallest and most ordinary and trifling than the greatest and most uncommon and noble, must be performed as consecrated acts. Our individualised nature must live in the single consciousness of an inner and outer movement dedicated to Something that is beyond us and greater than our ego. No matter what the gift or to whom it is presented by us, there must be a consciousness in the act that we are presenting it to the one divine Being in all beings. Our commonest or most grossly material actions must assume this sublimated character; when we eat, we should be conscious that we are giving our food to that Presence in us; it must be a sacred offering in a temple and the sense of a mere physical need or self-gratification must pass away from us. In any great labour, in any high discipline, in any difficult or noble enterprise, whether undertaken for ourselves, for others or for the race, it will no longer be possible to stop short at the idea of the race, of ourselves or of others. The thing we are doing must be consciously offered as a sacrifice of works, not to these, but either through them or directly to the One Godhead; the Divine Inhabitant who was hidden by these figures must be no longer hidden but ever present to our soul, our mind, our sense. The workings and results of our acts must be put in the hands of that One in the feeling that that Presence is the Infinite and Most High by whom alone our labour and our aspiration are possible. For in his being all takes place; for him all labour and aspiration are taken from us by Nature and offered on his altar. Even in those things in which Nature is herself very plainly the worker and we only the witnesses of her working and its containers and supporters, there should be the same constant memory and insistent consciousness of a work and of its divine Master. Our very inspiration and respiration, our very heart-beats can and must be made conscious in us as the living rhythm of the universal sacrifice.
   It is clear that a conception of this kind and its effective practice must carry in them three results that are of a central importance for our spiritual ideal. It is evident, to begin with, that, even if such a discipline is begun without devotion, it leads straight and inevitably towards the highest devotion possible; for it must deepen naturally into the completest adoration imaginable, the most profound God-love. There is bound up with it a growing sense of the Divine in all things, a deepening communion with the Divine in all our thought, will and action and at every moment of our lives, a more and more moved consecration to the Divine of the totality of our being. Now these implications of the Yoga of works are also of the very essence of an integral and absolute Bhakti. The seeker who puts them into living practice makes in himself continually a constant, active and effective representation of the very spirit of self-devotion, and it is inevitable that out of it there should emerge the most engrossing worship of the Highest to whom is given this service. An absorbing love for the Divine Presence to whom he feels an always more intimate closeness, grows upon the consecrated worker. And with it is born or in it is contained a universal love too for all these beings, living forms and creatures that are habitations of the Divine - not the brief restless grasping emotions of division, but the settled selfless love that is the deeper vibration of oneness. In all the seeker begins to meet the one Object of his adoration and service. The way of works turns by this road of sacrifice to meet the path of Devotion; it can be itself a devotion as complete, as absorbing, as integral as any the desire of the heart can ask for or the passion of the mind can imagine.
   Next, the practice of this Yoga demands a constant inward remembrance of the one central liberating knowledge, and a constant active externalising of it in works comes in too to intensify the remembrance. In all is the one Self, the one Divine is all; all are in the Divine, all are the Divine and there is nothing else in the universe, - this thought or this faith is the whole background until it becomes the whole substance of the consciousness of the worker. A memory, a self-dynamising meditation of this kind, must and does in its end turn into a profound and uninterrupted vision and a vivid and all-embracing consciousness of that which we so powerfully remember or on which we so constantly meditate. For it compels a constant reference at each moment to the Origin of all being and will and action and there is at once an embracing and exceeding of all particular forms and appearances in That which is their cause and upholder. This way cannot go to its end without a seeing vivid and vital, as concrete in its way as physical sight, of the works of the universal Spirit everywhere. On its summits it rises into a constant living and thinking and willing and acting in the presence of the Supramental, the Transcendent. Whatever we see and hear, whatever we touch and sense, all of which we are conscious, has to be known and felt by us as That which we worship and serve; all has to be turned into an image of the Divinity, perceived as a dwelling-place of his Godhead, enveloped with the eternal Omnipresence. In its close, if not long before it, this way of works turns by communion with the Divine Presence, Will and Force into a way of Knowledge more complete and integral than any the mere creature intelligence can construct or the search of the intellect can discover.
   Lastly, the practice of this Yoga of sacrifice compels us to renounce all the inner supports of egoism, casting them out of our mind and will and actions, and to eliminate its seed, its presence, its influence out of our nature. All must be done for the Divine; all must be directed towards the Divine. Nothing must be attempted for ourselves as a separate existence; nothing done for others, whether neighbours, friends, family, country or mankind or other creatures merely because they are connected with our personal life and thought and sentiment or because the ego takes a preferential interest in their welfare. In this way of doing and seeing all works and all life become only a daily dynamic worship and service of the Divine in the unbounded temple of his own vast cosmic existence. Life becomes more and more the sacrifice of the eternal in the individual constantly self-offered to the eternal Transcendence. It is offered in the wide sacrificial ground of the field of the eternal cosmic Spirit; and the Force too that offers it is the eternal Force, the omnipresent Mother. Therefore is this way a way of union and communion by acts and by the spirit and knowledge in the act as complete and integral as any our Godward will can hope for or our soul's strength execute.
   It has all the power of a way of works integral and absolute, but because of its law of sacrifice and self-giving to the Divine Self and Master, it is accompanied on its one side by the whole power of the path of Love and on the other by the whole power of the path of Knowledge. At its end all these three divine Powers work together, fused, united, completed, perfected by each other.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Yoga of Divine Works, The Sacrifice, the Triune Path and the Lord of the Sacrifice [111-114],
   Can a Yogi attain to a state of consciousness in which he can know all things, answer all questions, relating even to abstruse scientific problems, such as, for example, the theory of relativity?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931, 93?
   The whole question.

The whole question? And now, do you understand?... Not quite? I told you that you did not understand because it was muddled up; in one question three different ideas were included. So naturally it created a confusion. But taken separately they are what I explained to you just now, most probably; that is to say, one has this altogether ignorant and obliterated consciousness and is convinced that he is the cause and effect, the origin and result of himself, separate from all others, separate with a limited power to act upon others and a little greater capacity to be set in movement by others or to react to others' influence. That is how people think usually, something like that, isn't that so? How do you feel, you? What effect do you have upon yourself? And you? And you?... You have never thought about it? You have never looked into yourself to see what effect you exercise upon yourself? Never thought over it? No? How do you feel? Nobody will tell me? Come, you tell me that. Never tried to understand how you feel? Yes? No? How strange! Never sought to understand how, for example, decisions take place in you? From where do they come? What makes you decide one thing rather than another? And what is the relation between a decision of yours and your action? And to what extent do you have the freedom of choice between one thing and another? And how far do you feel you are able to, you are free to do this or that or that other or nothing at all?... You have pondered over that? Yes? Is there any one among the students who has thought over it? No? Nobody put the question to himself? You? You?...

Even if one thinks over it, perhaps one is not able to answer!

One cannot explain?


It is difficult to explain? Even this simple little thing, to see where in your consciousness the wills that come from outside meet your will (which you call yours, which comes from within), at what place the two join together and to what extent the one from outside acts upon that from within and the one from within acts upon that from outside? You have never tried to find this out? It has never seemed to you unbearable that a will from outside should have an action upon your will? No?

I do not know.

Oh! I am putting very difficult problems! But, my children, I was preoccupied with that when I was a child of five!... So I thought you must have been preoccupied with it since a long time. In oneself, there are contradictory wills. Yes, many. That is one of the very first discoveries. There is one part which wants things this way; and then at another moment, another way, and a third time, one wants still another thing! Besides, there is even this: something that wants and another which says no. So? But it is exactly that which has to be found if you wish in the least to organise yourself. Why not project yourself upon a screen, as in the cinema, and then look at yourself moving on it? How interesting it is!

This is the first step.

You project yourself on the screen and then observe and see all that is moving there and how it moves and what happens. You make a little diagram, it becomes so interesting then. And then, after a while, when you are quite accustomed to seeing, you can go one step further and take a decision. Or even a still greater step: you organise - arrange, take up all that, put each thing in its place, organise in such a way that you begin to have a straight movement with an inner meaning. And then you become conscious of your direction and are able to say: "Very well, it will be thus; my life will develop in that way, because that is the logic of my being. Now, I have arranged all that within me, each thing has been put in its place, and so naturally a central orientation is forming. I am following this orientation. One step more and I know what will happen to me for I myself am deciding it...." I do not know, I am telling you this; to me it seemed terribly interesting, the most interesting thing in the world. There was nothing, no other thing that interested me more than that.

This happened to me.... I was five or six or seven years old (at seven the thing became quite serious) and I had a father who loved the circus, and he came and told me: "Come with me, I am going to the circus on Sunday." I said: "No, I am doing something much more interesting than going to the circus!" Or again, young friends invited me to attend a meeting where we were to play together, enjoy together: "No, I enjoy here much more...." And it was quite sincere. It was not a pose: for me, it was like this, it was true. There was nothing in the world more enjoyable than that.

And I am so convinced that anybody who does it in that way, with the same freshness and sincerity, will obtain most interesting results.... To put all that on a screen in front of yourself and look at what is happening. And the first step is to know all that is happening and then you must not try to shut your eyes when something does not appear pleasant to you! You must keep them wide open and put each thing in that way before the screen. Then you make quite an interesting discovery. And then the next step is to start telling yourself: "Since all that is happening within me, why should I not put this thing in this way and then that thing in that way and then this other in this way and thus wouldn't I be doing something logical that has a meaning? Why should I not remove that thing which stands obstructing the way, these conflicting wills? Why? And what does that represent in the being? Why is it there? If it were put there, would it not help instead of harming me?" And so on.

And little by little, little by little, you see clearer and then you see why you are made like that, what is the thing you have got to do - that for which you are born. And then, quite naturally, since all is organised for this thing to happen, the path becomes straight and you can say beforehand: "It is in this way that it will happen." And when things come from outside to try and upset all that, you are able to say: "No, I accept this, for it helps; I reject that, for that harms." And then, after a few years, you curb yourself as you curb a horse: you do whatever you like, in the way you like and you go wherever you like.

It seems to me this is worth the trouble. I believe it is the most interesting thing.


You must have a great deal of sincerity, a little courage and perseverance and then a sort of mental curiosity, you understand, curious, seeking to know, interested, wanting to learn. To love to learn: that, one must have in one's nature. To find it impossible to stand before something grey, all hazy, in which nothing is seen clearly and which gives you quite an unpleasant feeling, for you do not know where you begin and where you end, what is yours and what is not yours and what is settled and what is not settled - what is this pulp-like thing you call yourself in which things get intermingled and act upon one another without even your being aware of it? You ask yourself: "But why have I done this?" You know nothing about it. "And why have I felt that?" You don't know that, either. And then, you are thrown into a world outside that is only fog and you are thrown into a world inside that is also for you another kind of fog, still more impenetrable, in which you live, like a cork thrown upon the waters and the waves carry it away or cast it into the air, and it drops and rolls on. That is quite an unpleasant state. I do not know, but to me it appears unpleasant.

To see clearly, to see one's way, where one is going, why one is going there, how one is to go there and what one is going to do and what is the kind of relation with others... But that is a problem so wonderfully interesting - it is interesting - and you can always discover things every minute! One's work is never finished.

There is a time, there is a certain state of consciousness when you have the feeling that you are in that condition with all the weight of the world lying heavy upon you and besides you are going in blinkers and do not know where you are going, but there is something which is pushing you. And that is truly a very unpleasant condition. And there is another moment when one draws oneself up and is able to see what is there above, and one becomes it; then one looks at the world as though from the top of a very very high mountain and one sees all that is happening below; then one can choose one's way and follow it. That is a more pleasant condition. This then is truly the truth, you are upon earth for that, surely. All individual beings and all the little concentrations of consciousness were created to do this work. It is the very reason for existence: to be able to become fully conscious of a certain sum of vibrations representing an individual being and put order there and find one's way and follow it.

And so, as men do not know it and do not do it, life comes and gives them a blow here: "Oh! that hurts", then a blow there: "Ah! that's hurting me." And the thing goes on like that and all the time it is like that. And all the time they are getting pain somewhere. They suffer, they cry, they groan. But it is simply due to that reason, there is no other: it is that they have not done that little work. If, when they were quite young, there had been someone to teach them to do the work and they had done it without losing time, they could have gone through life gloriously and instead of suffering they would have been all-powerful masters of their destiny.

This is not to say that necessarily all things would become pleasant. It is not at all that. But your reaction towards things becomes the true reaction and instead of suffering, you learn; instead of being miserable, you go forward and progress. After all, I believe it is for this that you are here - so that there is someone who can tell you: "There, well, try that. It is worth trying." ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 199,
158:Mental Education

OF ALL lines of education, mental education is the most widely known and practised, yet except in a few rare cases there are gaps which make it something very incomplete and in the end quite insufficient.

   Generally speaking, schooling is considered to be all the mental education that is necessary. And when a child has been made to undergo, for a number of years, a methodical training which is more like cramming than true schooling, it is considered that whatever is necessary for his mental development has been done. Nothing of the kind. Even conceding that the training is given with due measure and discrimination and does not permanently damage the brain, it cannot impart to the human mind the faculties it needs to become a good and useful instrument. The schooling that is usually given can, at the most, serve as a system of gymnastics to increase the suppleness of the brain. From this standpoint, each branch of human learning represents a special kind of mental gymnastics, and the verbal formulations given to these various branches each constitute a special and well-defined language.

   A true mental education, which will prepare man for a higher life, has five principal phases. Normally these phases follow one after another, but in exceptional individuals they may alternate or even proceed simultaneously. These five phases, in brief, are:

   (1) Development of the power of concentration, the capacity of attention.
   (2) Development of the capacities of expansion, widening, complexity and richness.
   (3) Organisation of one's ideas around a central idea, a higher ideal or a supremely luminous idea that will serve as a guide in life.
   (4) Thought-control, rejection of undesirable thoughts, to become able to think only what one wants and when one wants.
   (5) Development of mental silence, perfect calm and a more and more total receptivity to inspirations coming from the higher regions of the being.

   It is not possible to give here all the details concerning the methods to be employed in the application of these five phases of education to different individuals. Still, a few explanations on points of detail can be given.

   Undeniably, what most impedes mental progress in children is the constant dispersion of their thoughts. Their thoughts flutter hither and thither like butterflies and they have to make a great effort to fix them. Yet this capacity is latent in them, for when you succeed in arousing their interest, they are capable of a good deal of attention. By his ingenuity, therefore, the educator will gradually help the child to become capable of a sustained effort of attention and a faculty of more and more complete absorption in the work in hand. All methods that can develop this faculty of attention from games to rewards are good and can all be utilised according to the need and the circumstances. But it is the psychological action that is most important and the sovereign method is to arouse in the child an interest in what you want to teach him, a liking for work, a will to progress. To love to learn is the most precious gift that one can give to a child: to love to learn always and everywhere, so that all circumstances, all happenings in life may be constantly renewed opportunities for learning more and always more.

   For that, to attention and concentration should be added observation, precise recording and faithfulness of memory. This faculty of observation can be developed by varied and spontaneous exercises, making use of every opportunity that presents itself to keep the child's thought wakeful, alert and prompt. The growth of the understanding should be stressed much more than that of memory. One knows well only what one has understood. Things learnt by heart, mechanically, fade away little by little and finally disappear; what is understood is never forgotten. Moreover, you must never refuse to explain to a child the how and the why of things. If you cannot do it yourself, you must direct the child to those who are qualified to answer or point out to him some books that deal with the question. In this way you will progressively awaken in the child the taste for true study and the habit of making a persistent effort to know.

   This will bring us quite naturally to the second phase of development in which the mind should be widened and enriched.

   You will gradually show the child that everything can become an interesting subject for study if it is approached in the right way. The life of every day, of every moment, is the best school of all, varied, complex, full of unexpected experiences, problems to be solved, clear and striking examples and obvious consequences. It is so easy to arouse healthy curiosity in children, if you answer with intelligence and clarity the numerous questions they ask. An interesting reply to one readily brings others in its train and so the attentive child learns without effort much more than he usually does in the classroom. By a choice made with care and insight, you should also teach him to enjoy good reading-matter which is both instructive and attractive. Do not be afraid of anything that awakens and pleases his imagination; imagination develops the creative mental faculty and through it study becomes living and the mind develops in joy.

   In order to increase the suppleness and comprehensiveness of his mind, one should see not only that he studies many varied topics, but above all that a single subject is approached in various ways, so that the child understands in a practical manner that there are many ways of facing the same intellectual problem, of considering it and solving it. This will remove all rigidity from his brain and at the same time it will make his thinking richer and more supple and prepare it for a more complex and comprehensive synthesis. In this way also the child will be imbued with the sense of the extreme relativity of mental learning and, little by little, an aspiration for a truer source of knowledge will awaken in him.

   Indeed, as the child grows older and progresses in his studies, his mind too ripens and becomes more and more capable of forming general ideas, and with them almost always comes a need for certitude, for a knowledge that is stable enough to form the basis of a mental construction which will permit all the diverse and scattered and often contradictory ideas accumulated in his brain to be organised and put in order. This ordering is indeed very necessary if one is to avoid chaos in one's thoughts. All contradictions can be transformed into complements, but for that one must discover the higher idea that will have the power to bring them harmoniously together. It is always good to consider every problem from all possible standpoints so as to avoid partiality and exclusiveness; but if the thought is to be active and creative, it must, in every case, be the natural and logical synthesis of all the points of view adopted. And if you want to make the totality of your thoughts into a dynamic and constructive force, you must also take great care as to the choice of the central idea of your mental synthesis; for upon that will depend the value of this synthesis. The higher and larger the central idea and the more universal it is, rising above time and space, the more numerous and the more complex will be the ideas, notions and thoughts which it will be able to organise and harmonise.

   It goes without saying that this work of organisation cannot be done once and for all. The mind, if it is to keep its vigour and youth, must progress constantly, revise its notions in the light of new knowledge, enlarge its frame-work to include fresh notions and constantly reclassify and reorganise its thoughts, so that each of them may find its true place in relation to the others and the whole remain harmonious and orderly.

   All that has just been said concerns the speculative mind, the mind that learns. But learning is only one aspect of mental activity; the other, which is at least equally important, is the constructive faculty, the capacity to form and thus prepare action. This very important part of mental activity has rarely been the subject of any special study or discipline. Only those who want, for some reason, to exercise a strict control over their mental activities think of observing and disciplining this faculty of formation; and as soon as they try it, they have to face difficulties so great that they appear almost insurmountable.

   And yet control over this formative activity of the mind is one of the most important aspects of self-education; one can say that without it no mental mastery is possible. As far as study is concerned, all ideas are acceptable and should be included in the synthesis, whose very function is to become more and more rich and complex; but where action is concerned, it is just the opposite. The ideas that are accepted for translation into action should be strictly controlled and only those that agree with the general trend of the central idea forming the basis of the mental synthesis should be permitted to express themselves in action. This means that every thought entering the mental consciousness should be set before the central idea; if it finds a logical place among the thoughts already grouped, it will be admitted into the synthesis; if not, it will be rejected so that it can have no influence on the action. This work of mental purification should be done very regularly in order to secure a complete control over one's actions.

   For this purpose, it is good to set apart some time every day when one can quietly go over one's thoughts and put one's synthesis in order. Once the habit is acquired, you can maintain control over your thoughts even during work and action, allowing only those which are useful for what you are doing to come to the surface. Particularly, if you have continued to cultivate the power of concentration and attention, only the thoughts that are needed will be allowed to enter the active external consciousness and they then become all the more dynamic and effective. And if, in the intensity of concentration, it becomes necessary not to think at all, all mental vibration can be stilled and an almost total silence secured. In this silence one can gradually open to the higher regions of the mind and learn to record the inspirations that come from there.

   But even before reaching this point, silence in itself is supremely useful, because in most people who have a somewhat developed and active mind, the mind is never at rest. During the day, its activity is kept under a certain control, but at night, during the sleep of the body, the control of the waking state is almost completely removed and the mind indulges in activities which are sometimes excessive and often incoherent. This creates a great stress which leads to fatigue and the diminution of the intellectual faculties.

   The fact is that like all the other parts of the human being, the mind too needs rest and it will not have this rest unless we know how to provide it. The art of resting one's mind is something to be acquired. Changing one's mental activity is certainly one way of resting; but the greatest possible rest is silence. And as far as the mental faculties are concerned a few minutes passed in the calm of silence are a more effective rest than hours of sleep.

   When one has learned to silence the mind at will and to concentrate it in receptive silence, then there will be no problem that cannot be solved, no mental difficulty whose solution cannot be found. When it is agitated, thought becomes confused and impotent; in an attentive tranquillity, the light can manifest itself and open up new horizons to man's capacity. Bulletin, November 1951

   ~ The Mother, On Education,


1:Humble people ask for help. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
2:Real patriots ask questions. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
3:Not to ask is not be denied. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
4:Ask the gods nothing excessive. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
5:It don't cost money to ask. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
6:Never ask people about your work. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
7:I only ask for information. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
8:Never ask a man where he has been. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
9:Don't ask for respect. Earn it. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
10:One reads in order to ask questions ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
11:Never hesitate to ask a lesser person. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
12:Don't ask for security, ask for adventure ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
13:The universe yields to me when I ask. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
14:Let him who has enough ask for nothing more. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
15:Never ask a barber if you need a haircut. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
16:Don't ask who said it? Ask what they said. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
17:Don't ask who said it? Ask what they said. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
18:One can never ask anyone to change a feeling. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
19:Friends ask you questions; enemies question you. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
20:I like photographers-you don't ask questions. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
21:Never assume you understand. Ask the questions. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
22:When you speak, ask questions. Don't lecture. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
23:Ask questions instead of giving direct orders. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
24:If I had wings, no one would ask me: should I fly? ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
25:Why do psychics have to ask you for your name? ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
26:Ask no questions, and you'll be told no lies. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
27:Go do something interesting. Ask if you need help. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
28:In life, what more can you ask for than to be real? ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
29:The wise needn't ask, the fool asks in vain. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
30:Travel. Read. Ask. Read. Learn. Read. Connect. Read. ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
31:We miss 100 percent of the sales we don’t ask for. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
32:You ask me for a motto. Here it is: SERVICE. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
33:As you ask and feel and believe, you will receive. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
34:Don't give me what I ask for, give me what I need. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
35:If you want to know where God is, ask a drunk. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
36:Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
37:I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
38:If you want something done, ask a busy person. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
39:I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
40:Ask God to show you His plans, not bless your dreams ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
41:Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching? ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
42:Don't ask for life to be easy. Ask for it to be worth it. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
43:Don't ask &
44:Don't ask the world to change... .you change first. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
45:The most important question to ask is "What am I becoming?" ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
46:You may ask me for anything you like except time. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
47:Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
48:When clever people ask me where I get a poem, I despair. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
49:You don't ever ask a barber whether you need a haircut. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
50:Originality and initiative are what I ask for my country. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
51:We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
52:It's great to have gray hair. Ask anyone who's bald. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
53:Ask for peace first, and you will clearly see your next step. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
54:If you ask for too much, you lose even that which you have. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
55:Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune. ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
56:In economics, you always want to ask &
57:How can you ask for something you don't think you deserve? ~ don-miguel-ruiz, @wisdomtrove
58:Oh, don't let's ask for the moon. We've already got the stars. ~ bette-davis, @wisdomtrove
59:People ask me why I write. I write to find out what I know. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
60:We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
61:Do not ask me to be kind; just ask me to act as though I were. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
62:Good that you ask. You should always ask, always have doubts. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
63:Oh, do not ask, &
64:When you ask people about love, they tell you about heartbreak. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
65:Why are they sad and glad and bad? I do not know, go ask your dad. ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
66:Ask God for help. Don't think that you can handle this yourself. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
67:Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
68:People who ask for your criticism want only praise. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
69:We hurt ourselves not by what we ask for, but what we settle for. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
70:Don't Ask Me Nothing About Nothing, I Just Might Tell You the Truth ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
71:Heaven is full of answers for which nobody ever bothered to ask. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
72:I shall never ask, never refuse, nor ever resign an office. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
73:Let us ask ourselves; "What kind of people do we think we are?" ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
74:People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
75:Ask youself: "Am I loving as deeply as I am capable of loving?" ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
76:To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
77:We find what we expect to find, and we receive what we ask for. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
78:Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
79:I’m going to pass a law that no one can ask me my golf score. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
80:The more you ask certain questions, the more dangerous they become. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
81:The most important question anyone can ask is: What myth am I living? ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
82:You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
83:If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
84:Ask not that the journey be easy; ask instead that it be worth it. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
85:I had rather men should ask why my statue is not set up, than why it is. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
86:When he buys his ties he has to ask if gin will make them run. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
87:Ask courageous questions. Do not be satisfied with superficial answers. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
88:God doesn't ask you to figure it all out. He only asks you to believe. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
89:I ask for help. I tell Life what I want, and then I allow it to happen. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
90:If you ask me, reincarnation is just another way to procrastinate. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
91:If you don't ask me questions, I can't give you an untrue answer. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
92:When we don't ask for what we want and need, we discount ourselves. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
93:Ask yourself every morning, ‘how can I increase my service today?’ ~ earl-nightingale, @wisdomtrove
94:Ask to know what you are born to do. Follow the compass of joy. ~ barbara-marx-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
95:Don't ask a man what is important to him. Watch how he spends his time ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
96:If you ask me about women's lib, I say I don't even know what that is. ~ richard-pryor, @wisdomtrove
97:It is vain to ask of the gods what man is capable of supplying for himself. ~ epicurus, @wisdomtrove
98:I worked in a pet store and people would ask how big I would get. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
99:Let’s ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
100:Man discovers his own wealth when God comes to ask gifts of him. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
101:The question not many ask is: why are the laws of physics like they are? ~ paul-davies, @wisdomtrove
103:I ask one thing: I ask the right to hope and suffer as I do now." Vronsky ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
104:The first thing I do in any town I come to is ask if it has a bookstore. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
105:The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
106:When one has to ask, "Am I really in love?" the answer is always "No". ~ arthur-c-carke, @wisdomtrove
107:Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
108:Perhaps the most important word in success and happiness is the word,"ask." ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
109:What is grace? I know until you ask me; when you ask me, I do not know. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
110:Ask for help. Not because you are weak. But because you want to remain strong. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
111:Before I built a wall I'd ask to know what I was walling in or walling out. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
112:Let us be practical and ask the question: How do we love our enemies? ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
113:Asking is the first step in the Creative Process, so make it a habit to ask. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
114:I love horses and I only ask-don't let me know which one we are eating today. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
115:Many more will have to suffer, many more will have to die , don't ask me why ! ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
116:No, it is better not. She will only ask me to take a message to Albert. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
117:The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
118:until the end of the world,all whys will be answered,but now,you can only ask! ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
119:Ask an older person you respect to tell you his or her greatest regret. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
120:Ask yourself this question every day: "How may I best serve the most people?" ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
121:God grants us not always what we ask so as to bestow something preferable. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
122:Everyday ask God for favor. He can open doors for you that no one else can open. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
123:God has not forgotten To give us peace. He is just waiting for us To ask for it. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
124:All I ask is equal freedom. When it is denied, as it always is, I take it anyhow. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
125:Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
126:I don't ask for the sights in front of me to change, only the depth of my seeing. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
127:Let there be wealth without tears; enough for the wise man who will ask no further. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
128:My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
129:Please don't ask me what the score is. I'm not even sure what the game is. ~ ashleigh-brilliant, @wisdomtrove
130:The world will ask you who you are, and if you don't know, the world will tell you. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
131:With all things in life, we do not get what we ask for, we get what we expect. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
132:Get the facts. Ask questions and listen intently to the answers before responding. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
133:I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person. ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
134:If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask! ~ w-clement-stone, @wisdomtrove
135:Never be afraid to ask for too much when selling or offer too little when buying. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
136:Only those who ask for more can get more and only those who know there is more, ask. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
137:Alexander the great was ask how he conquered the world he said, "by not waivering". ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
138:Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
139:I refuse the oration of all churches. I ask a prayer of all souls. I believe in God. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
140:No matter what the problem, a miracle can solve it. Remember to ask for one. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
141:The world can be a lot bet­ter than we set­tle for. All you have to do is ask. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
142:Anything you want to ask a teacher, ask yourself, and wait for the answer in silence. ~ byron-katie, @wisdomtrove
143:Ask once, believe you have received, and all you have to do to receive is feel good. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
144:Isn't it strange how much we know if only we ask ourselves instead of somebody else. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
145:Regularly ask yourself "What is my relationship right now with the present moment?" ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
146:When you're tempted to be upset, ask yourself &
147:You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
148:King Agis said, "The Lacedæmonians are not wont to ask how many, but where the enemy are. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
149:Nothing more do I ask than to share with you the ecstasy and sacrament of my life. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
150:Ask and you shall receive" is the rule, but you must learn how to ask and how to receive ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
151:Ask God to give you the strength to endure, and rest assured, He will take care of you. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
152:If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
153:The thing that I do try to convey is, don't do what I did - but ask what I asked. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
154:You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
155:Ask for what you want. Believe that you deserve it, and then allow Life to give it to you. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
156:People always ask me if I believe diamonds are a girl's best friend. Frankly, I don't. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
157:Do your own market research; ask your last ten customers exactly why they bought from you. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
158:How do you like what you have. This is a question that anybody can ask anybody. Ask it. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
159:When the media ask George W. Bush a question, he answers, &
160:Real love is love for love's sake. I do not ask health or money or life or salvation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
161:When you ask it is given - but at some point, you have to stop asking and start expecting. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
162:Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that fortune grants. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
163:It is okay to ask for help. I give help when others need it, and ask for help when I need it. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
164:It's sometimes comical to hear the younger generation ask their peers to repeat themselves. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
165:My computer must be broken: whenever I ask a wrong question, it gives a wrong answer. ~ ashleigh-brilliant, @wisdomtrove
166:When it comes to our everyday habits, it's important to ask: &
167:I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
168:Learn to ask, "If this is the only thing I accomplish today, will I be satisfied with my day?" ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
169:Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
170:Those who would like the God of scripture to be more purely ethical, do not know what they ask. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
171:Unselfish love does not exploit its object and it does not ask for anything in return. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
172:You should know me well enough by now to know I don't ask for things I don't think I can get. ~ bette-davis, @wisdomtrove
173:The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
174:If people disobey, don't ask what is wrong with them, ask what's wrong with their leaders. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
175:Life in itself is so beautiful that to ask the question of the meaning of life is simply nonsense. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
176:Ask for what you want.Ask for help,ask for input,ask for advice and ideas- but be afraid to ask. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
177:By all means ask for abundance and health for you, but also ask for it to be given to everyone. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
178:Fear and faith have something in common. They both ask us to believe in something we cannot see. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
179:There is one way to find out if a man is honest; ask him! If he says yes you know he's crooked. ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
180:Do you need strength? Peace? Wisdom? Direction? Discipline? Ask for it! God will hear you. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
181:This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
182:Ask not what your community can do for you; ask what your community can not do for anyone else. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
183:For a long time I was ashamed of the way I lived. Did I reform, you ask? No. I'm not ashamed anymore. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
184:If you ask the Universe to be your partner and guide you on the path to wholeness, it will oblige. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
185:There is only one question. And once you know the answer to that question there are no more to ask. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
186:Ask yourself, if there was to be no blame, and if there was to be no praise, who would I be then? ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
187:In my world love is the only law. I do not ask for love, I give it. Such is my nature. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
188:My friend has a baby. I'm recording all the noises he makes so later I can ask him what he meant. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
189:Older people sit down and ask, &
190:The wise person doesn't ask, "What have I achieved?" but rather, "What have I contributed?" ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
191:A mission is a place where you ask nonbelievers to come and find faith and hope and feel love. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
192:Never ask people. Not about your work. Don't you know what you want? How can you stand it, not to know? ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
193:People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
194:We don't ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours. ~ barack-obama, @wisdomtrove
195:Had I to carve an inscription on my tombstone I would ask for none other than "The Individual." ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
196:How long do you have to wait for a guy to come out of a coma before you ask his ex-girlfriend out? ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
197:We must ask ourselves how many times others would benefit more from our silence than from our words. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
198:But do not ask me where I am going, As I travel in this limitless world, Where every step I take is my home. ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
199:Don't be curious of matters that don't concern you; never speak of them, and don't ask about them. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
200:Helplessness is a place of power if you're helpless before God. Ask God for help in everything you do. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
201:Mainly we obsess on fixing or pacifying the mind. I simply ask you to observe it from a place of neutrality. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
202:Stranger, pause and ask thyself the question, Canst thou do likewise? If not, with a blush retire. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
203:We ask only to be reassured About the noises in the cellar And the window that should not have been open ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
204:You must believe that you have received. You must know that what you want is your the moment you ask. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
205:I ask of any God, of any gods, that if they give immortality, I hope to be granted oblivion also. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
206:It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
207:Let us impart all the blessings we possess, or ask for ourselves, to the whole family of mankind. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
208:My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
209:Were one to ask me in which direction I think man strongest, I should say, his capacity to hate. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
210:If you ask "Should we be in space?" you ask a nonsense question. We are in space. We will be in space. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
211:Read the Bible and inspirational books for a purpose. Ask for divine guidance. Search for the light. ~ w-clement-stone, @wisdomtrove
212:The question is asked in ignorance, by one who does not even know what can have led him to ask it. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
213:We don’t ask to be eternal beings. We only ask that things do not lose all their meaning. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
214:When I see a policeman with a club beating a man on the ground, I don't have to ask whose side I'm on. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
215:Beg, v. To ask for something with an earnestness proportioned to the belief that it will not be given. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
216:Enlightenment does not ask you to be perfect; it simply asks you to find perfection right where you stand. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
217:I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals. ~ richard-pryor, @wisdomtrove
218:We should ask ourselves three questions before we speak: Is it true? Is it kind? Does it glorify Christ? ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
219:At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
220:Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
221:If your addiction lingers, ask yourself if you really want to release it, because in your heart you do not. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
222:It is when we ask for love less and begin giving it more that the basis of human love is revealed to us. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
223:She says what holds their marriage together is that she feels too damn sorry for him to ask for a divorce. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
224:Whenever you remove any fence, always pause long enough to ask why it was put there in the first place. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
225:While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
226:Look at the problems in your life. Ask yourself, &
227:There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, &
228:If there is a God, he is within. You don't ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
229:Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition. ~ arthur-rubinstein, @wisdomtrove
230:Vanity asks, is it popular? Politics ask, will it work? But conscience and morality ask, is it right? ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
231:Ask yourself constantly, "What is the right thing to do?" Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
232:Ask yourself: Where am I? Answer: Here. Ask yourself: What time is it? Answer: Now. Say it until you can hear it. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
233:If there's a job to be done, I always ask the busiest man in my parish to take it on and it gets done. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
234:People ask if I can get it up in the morning. I tell them are you kidding I'm envious of a stiff wind. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
235:Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
236:What Christ does in us and through us will always be &
237:You've got to take risks if you're going to succeed. I would much rather ask forgiveness than permission. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
238:A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
239:Ask yourself: Where am I? Answer: Here. Ask yourself: What time is it? Answer: Now.  Say it until you can hear it. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
240:If you ask me what I want to achieve, it's to create an awareness, which is already the beginning of teaching. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
241:People ask me what I'd most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday. I tell them, a paternity suit. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
242:The experiencer needs no proof. &
243:I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I'm never served a cooked telephone. ~ salvador-dali, @wisdomtrove
244:If you have not the experience, ask. There is no shame in asking, but do not pretend you know when you don't. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
245:If you want to ask one question, ask yourself, what are you giving to the universe and only that will be returned. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
246:I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
247:The most intimate question we can ask, and the one that has the most spiritual power, is this: What or who am I? ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
248:The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
249:You ask, &
250:God has enough grace to solve every dilemma you face, wipe every tear you cry, and answer every question you ask. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
251:If I had my life to live over again, I would ask that not a thing be changed, but that my eyes be opened wider. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
252:When you realize your potential to feel good, you will ask no one to be different in order for you to feel good. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
253:Forgiveness is praised by the Christian and the Vaishnava, but for me, I ask, "What have I to forgive and whom?" ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
254:It's amazing how people will give when you don't ask. Many of them send money because they believe in the message. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
255:We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
256:When you ask one friend to dine, Give him your best wine! When you ask two, The second best will do! ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
257:Don't think small when you pray. God has a way to bring your dreams to pass if you'll dare to be bold enough to ask. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
258:I like photographers - you don't ask questions. (To a gathering of the White House News Photographers Association) ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
259:Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
260:You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just gonna ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
261:Go Sir, gallop and don't forget that the world was made in six days. You can ask me for anything but not time. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
262:It is too much to hope that I shall keep up my success. I don't ask for that. All I shall do is my best- and hope. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
263:No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
264:Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs. ~ fred-allen, @wisdomtrove
265:Don't ask for security, ask for adventure. Better to live 30 years full of adventure than a 100 years safe in the corner. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
266:The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives you what you demand with your actions. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
267:Ask what Infinity might produce and the only answer possible was, "Anything." Any good, any evil; any god, any devil. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
268:I ask you to write this deeply into your souls . . . the materialistic culture . . . is now on the way to its close. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
269:After every difficulty, ask yourself two questions: &
270:Most of us remain strangers to ourselves, hiding who we are, and ask other strangers, hiding who they are, to love us. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
271:People always ask me where they should go to work, and I always tell them to go to work for whom they admire the most. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
272:Wealth I ask not, hope nor love, Nor a friend to know me; All I seek, the heaven above And the road below me. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
273:Every day, it's important to ask and answer these questions: "What's good in my life?" and "What needs to be done?" ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
274:First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
275:If you want a government that's going to do the things we ask our government to do, you've got to get it from somebody. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
276:It is more important to find out what you are giving to society than to ask what is the right means of livelihood. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
277:She had no need to ask why he had come. She knew as certainly as if he had told her that he was here to be where she was. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
278:The despotism of custom is on the wane. We are not content to know that things are; we ask whether they ought to be. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
279:Travel agents would be wiser to ask us what we hope to change about our lives rather than simply where we wish to go. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
280:Ask someone you'd like to know to list five people they would most like to meet. It will tell you a lot about them. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
281:It taught me that the tough thing is figuring out what questions to ask, but that once you do that, the rest is really easy. ~ elon-musk, @wisdomtrove
282:To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
283:Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
284:We don't ask God for too much; in fact, we ask for too little. Turn to Him for everything. Give everything to God. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
285:You must have respect, which is a part of love, for those under your supervision. Then they will do what you ask and more. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
286:Ask God to fill your mouth with the words you need to say today. No issue is so small that it doesn't require God's wisdom. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
287:The leader of the past was a person who knew how to tell. The leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
288:What do we any of us have but our illusions? And what do we ask of others but that we be allowed to keep them? ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
289:When a problem is disturbing you, don’t ask, What should I do about it? Ask, What part of me is being disturbed by this? ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
290:For each role, stop and ask: What is the most important thing I can do this week to make progress in this specific role? ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
291:When I ask people to give, I can't be on television if they don't; I can't help people, if I don't - I mean, it takes money. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
292:Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
293:I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
294:No matter how much we ask after the truth, self-awareness is often unpleasant. We do not feel kindly toward the Truthsayer. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
295:Think how you love me,' she whispered. &
296:A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in&
297:Ask nothing; want nothing in return. Give what you have to give; it will come back to you, but do not think of that now. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
298:Ask yourself, &
299:There are just two questions to ask to attain success in business: First, "What business am I in?" Second, "How's business?" ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
300:When a problem is disturbing you, don't ask, "What should I do about it?" Ask, "What part of me is being disturbed by this? ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
301:If you ask children in the west where's God, they'd point to the sky. If you ask children in India, they point at themselves. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
302:The myth that the CEO is going to discover you and nurture you and ask you to join her for lunch is just that, a Hollywood myth. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
303:We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
304:Well, my head's full of questions My temp'rature's risin' fast Well, I'm lookin' for some answers But I don't know who to ask ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
305:As a writer of philosophy, it's good to ask oneself, &
306:Don't ask me when be­cause I don't re­mem­ber, but some­where along the way I keep for­get­ting to com­mit sui­cide. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
307:If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question, I've got to follow it through. What am I supposed to do, look intelligent? ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
308:All I ask for the negro is that if you do not like him, let him alone. If God gave him but little, that little let him enjoy. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
309:Ask not that events should happen as you will, but let your will be that events should happen as they do, and you shall have peace. ~ epictetus, @wisdomtrove
310:Look at the sky. Ask yourselves: Has the sheep eaten the flower, yes or no? And you will see how everything changes. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
311:Who am I, and where am I going? You are the answer to this question. You are here to ask the question, and to be the answer. ~ michael-beckwith, @wisdomtrove
312:Every time I ask for visa, they (USA) give me visa for five years. I have never had any problem in getting a visa to any nation. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
313:Instead of asking &
314:It is always allowable to ask for artichoke jelly with your boiled venison; however there are houses where this is not supplied. ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
315:Now it is much faster and cheaper to bring thedocument to the user, rather than ask the user to come to the document or collection. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
316:Does the Eagle know what is in the pit Or wilt thou go ask the Mole? Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod, Or Love in a golden bowl? ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
317:First, study the present construction. Second, ask for all past experiences ... study and read everything you can on the subject. ~ thomas-edison, @wisdomtrove
318:If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from, then you wouldn't have to ask me, who the heck do I think I am. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
319:Never ask who's right. Start out by asking what is right. And you find that out by listening to dissenting, disagreeing opinions. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
320:People often ask me how I keep my priorities straight in life and I tell them that it is done by constantly straightening them out! ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
321:The only thing one can usually change in one's situation is oneself. And yet one can't change that either-only ask Our Lord to do so. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
322:To ask for a purely intellectual proof of the existence of God is like asking for the privilege of being able to see with your ears! ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
323:What good being object of charity? Give away, ne'er turn to ask in return, Should there be the wealth treasured in thy heart. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
324:If you got it, ask yourself why and try to repeat the action. If you failed, ask yourself why and try to learn from the experience. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
325:In the moment you ask, and believe and know you already have it in the unseen, the entire Universe shifts to bring it into the seen. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
326:Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.    ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
327:So the days pass, and I ask myself whether one is not hypnotized, as a child by a silver globe, by life, and whether this is living. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
328:Do not ask the name of the person who seeks a bed for the night. He who is reluctant to give his name is the one who most needs shelter. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
329:Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
330:Let me ask you, sir, when is the time for brave men to exert themselves in the cause of liberty and their country, if this is not? ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
331:Loving is almost a substitute for thinking. Love is a burning forgetfulness of all other things. How shall we ask passion to be logical? ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
332:Once a year ask the boss, "What do I or my people do that helps you to do your job?" and "What do I or my people do that hampers you?" ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
333:All I ask is that you do as well as you can, and remember that, while to write adverbs is human, to write he said or she said is divine. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
334:As this New Year begins, ask God to help you tune your life every day to His Word, so you can bring harmony and joy to those around you. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
335:Does the Eagle know what is in the pit / Or wilt thou go ask the Mole? / Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod, / Or Love in a golden bowl? ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
336:Every human being has the right to ask the reason, why, and to have his question answered by himself, if he only takes the trouble. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
337:God doesn't give us just enough. God gives us more than enough: more bread and fish than we can eat, more love than we dared to ask for. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
338:If you ask why we should obey God, in the last resort the answer is, &
339:I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
340:There's power when you call on God, you ask Him, and you invite Him into your life. God will be in your life as much as you allow Him to. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
341:You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.   ~ steve-jobs, @wisdomtrove
342:Your preparation for the real world is not in the answers you’ve learned, but in the questions you’ve learned how to ask yourself. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
343:Ask yourself, When do I need to see what, in what form, to get it off my mind? You build a system for function, not just to have a system. ~ david-allen, @wisdomtrove
344:It took great courage to ask a beautiful young woman to marry me. Believe me, it is easier to play the whole Petrushka on the piano. ~ arthur-rubinstein, @wisdomtrove
345:So, ask every failure – this is what I do with every failure, every crisis, every difficult time – I say, what is this here to teach me? ~ oprah-winfrey, @wisdomtrove
346:Ask yourself if you would feel comfortable giving your two best friends a key to your house. If not, look for some new best friends. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
347:Lady Middleton ... exerted herself to ask Mr. Palmer if there was any news in the paper. &
348:To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
349:I will no longer wound myself with the thoughts and questions that have surrounded me like thorns: that is a penance You do not ask of me. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
350:What a difficult thing it is to ask someone's advice on a matter without coloring his judgment by the way in which we present our problem. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
351:People said it because other people said it. They did not know why it was being said and heard everywhere. they did not give or ask for reasons. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
352:Except for children (who don't know enough not to ask the important questions), few of us spendtime wondering why nature is the way it is . . . ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
353:One thing that I ask of you: Never be afraid of giving. There is a deep joy in giving, since what we receive is much more than what we give. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
354:I grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
355:In all cases where doubt crops up, ask yourself, "If I had a gun to my head and had to do it, how would I do it?" It's not as hard as you think. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
356:The simple power of prayer can save us all kinds of time and trouble if we will ask God to give us wisdom and discernment in our relationships. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
357:You must be accommodating with your teacher. You must have a sense of humor about your teacher and the impossible things they ask you to do. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
358:I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. ~ eleanor-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
359:We all owe to others much of the gentleness and wisdom that we have made our own; and we may well ask ourselves what will others owe to us ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
360:When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask if I'm leaving. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
361:When I see an actual flesh-and-blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I am on. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
362:But if you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I think I am living for. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
363:Please, put aside all excuses and ask yourself, "What should I be doing?" Yes, you alone can make a difference. The question is, will you? ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
364:Why writers write I do not know. As well ask why a hen lays an egg or why a cow stands patiently while an underprivileged farmer burglarizes her. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
365:Care about understanding and before you know it, in just a few decades, you'll have a system of thinking that gives you answers whenever you ask. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
366:I don't ask you to love me always like this but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside of me there will always be the person I am tonight. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
367:I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give. ~ diogenes, @wisdomtrove
368:Ask yourself, What is the worst that can possibly happen? 2. Prepare to accept it if you have to. 3. Then calmly proceed to improve on the worst. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
369:Most people believe vulnerability is weakness. But really vulnerability is Courage. We must ask ourselves... are we willing to show up and be seen. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
370:My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
371:Tomorrow will never call to ask your opinion; you don't control it. Stop allowing today's possibilities to be robbed by tomorrow's insecurities. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
372:A general-in-chief should ask himself several times in the day, What if the enemy were to appear now in my front, or on my right, or my left? ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
373:Ask yourself, &
374:It would scarcely be acceptable, for example, to ask in the course of an ordinary conversation what our society holds to be the purpose of work. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
375:All real change requires risk. You must take risks every day of your life. You must get up each morning and ask... : What can I do that is different? ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
376:People ask me for my autograph after a show. I'm not famous, I think they're messing with me. I think they're trying to make me late for something. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
377:An instructor should exemplify the things he seeks to teach. It will be of great advantage if you yourself can do all you ask of your students and more. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
378:People often ask me if I know the secret of success and if I could tell others how to make their dreams come true. My answer is, you do it by working. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
379:Semi-facetiously, when people ask me why I write these kinds of stories, I simply say that I was warped as a child. And, there is some truth to that. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
380:True love is love that causes us pain, that hurts, and yet brings us joy. That is why we must pray to God and ask Him to give us the courage to love ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
381:And, indeed, I will ask on my own account here, an idle question: which is better - cheap happiness or exalted sufferings? Well, which is better? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
382:If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
383:Magic happens when you tell the universe what you want it to do for you; miracles happen when you ask how you can be of service to the universe. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
384:Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
385:The most important question to ask on the job is not &
386:The people who ask what is the meaning of life are the people who have missed life, who are alive because they are still breathing; otherwise they are dead. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
387:before I embark on any new venture, I ask myself: will the joy of doing this make me lose track of any concern for time? If the answer is yes, I proceed! ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
388:Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
389:Who am I? That's the big question of self-discovery. Too simple to ask when I set out. Too vast to encompass on the way. Too absurd to answer when I am me. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
390:Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves. ~ albert-camus, @wisdomtrove
391:Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be left waiting for us in our graves-or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
392:Personally, I have always felt that the best doctor in the world is the Veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter... he's just got to know. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
393:I've worked with five Presidents in America, all of them I ask the same question always: Why didn't the American allies bomb the railways going to Auschwitz? ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
394:To be interesting, be interested. Ask questions that other persons will enjoy answering. Encourage them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
395:A typical agent in New York gets 400 query letters a month. Of those, they might ask to read 3-4 manuscripts, and of those, they might ask to represent 1. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
396:Check up each week on the progress you are making. Ask yourself what mistakes you have made, what improvement, what lessons you have learned for the future. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
397:Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so. The only chance is to treat not happiness, but some end external to it, as the purpose of life. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
398:It is reasonable to ask who or what created the universe, but if the answer is God, then the question has merely been deflected to that of who created God. ~ stephen-hawking, @wisdomtrove
399:Oh, to love what is lovely, and will not last! What a task to ask of anything, or anyone, yet it is ours, and not by the century or the year, but by the hours. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
400:Should one ask: &
401:Many of us have made our world so familiar that we do not see it anymore. An interesting question to ask yourself at night is, What did I really see this day? ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
402:What does the divine sufferer (Jesus) demand from us? Only our faith, our love, our grateful praise, our consecrated hearts and lives. Is that too much to ask? ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
403:And, indeed, I will at this point ask an idle question on my own account: which is better — cheap happiness or exalted sufferings? Well, which is better? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
404:Direction determines destination. So the question you must ask yourself; &
405:If I taught a class, on my final exam I would take an Internet company and ask, &
406:Ask anything of men. Ask them to achieve wealth, fame, love, brutality, murder, self-sacrifice. But don’t ask them to achieve self-respect. They will hate your soul. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
407:Richard didn't even have time to ask if I thought I'd ever amount to anything in this life before I looked him eye to eye and said, "I already have, mister. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
408:The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest thing is to respond. But the hardest thing is to initiate. – When people ask you to tell them what to do, resist. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
409:The misery stayed, not thought about but aching away, and sometimes I would have to ask myself, Why do I ache? Men can get used to anything, but it takes time. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
410:Intention orchestrates infinite possibilities. You might wonder what kind of intent is ideal. What would you ask if your intention could be fulfilled right now?   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
411:There is but one art, to omit! Oh, if I knew how to omit I would ask no other knowledge. A man who knows how to omit would make an Iliad of a daily paper. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
412:Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize? ~ marcus-aurelius, @wisdomtrove
413:Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock, don't demand&
414:I don't know. I imagine good teaching as a circle of earnest people sitting down to ask each other meaningful questions. I don't see it as a handing down of answers. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
415:I just don't want to die alone, that's all. That's not too much to ask for, is it It would be nice to have someone care about me, for who I am, not about my wallet. ~ richard-pryor, @wisdomtrove
416:If there be a man before me who says that the wrath of God is too heavy a punishment for his little sin, I ask him, if the sin be little, why does he not give it up? ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
417:I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot‚ but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
418:The tree the tempest with a crash of wood Throws down in front of us is not to bar Our passage to our journey's end for good, But just to ask us who we think we are... . ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
419:I owe nothing to my brothers, nor do I gather debts from them. I ask none to live for me, nor do I live for any others. I covet no man's soul, nor is my soul theirs to covet. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
420:I wanted to ask a thousand questions, but there was no one to ask. Besides I knew that people only told lies to children-lies about everything from soup to Santa Claus. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
421:Never ask a man where's he's been. If he's out on legitimate business, he doesn't need an alibi. And, girls, if he has been out on illegitimate business, it's your own fault. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
422:We are impossibly conceited animals, and actually dumb as heck. Ask any teacher. You don't even have to as a teacher. Ask anybody. Dogs and cats are smarter than we are. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
423:You ask about my opinion on vivisection. I quite agree that it is justifiable for real investigations on physiology; but not for mere damnable and detestable curiosity. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
424:I am confident that nobody... will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.    ~ nelson-mandela, @wisdomtrove
425:Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
426:When we ask of the Lord coolly, and not fervently, we do as it were, stop His hand, and restrain Him from giving us the very blessing we "pretend" that we are seeking. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
427:A thought is an arrow shot at the truth; it can hit a point, but not cover the whole target. But the archer is too well satisfied with his success to ask anything farther. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
428:Every day when you wake up, ask yourself, &
429:I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars. ~ sir-arthur-eddington, @wisdomtrove
430:Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that. ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
431:What is my job on the planet? is one question we might do well ask ourselves over and over again. Otherwise, we may wind up doing somebody else's job and not even know it. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
432:Act on your inner guidance and give up your need for &
433:And I leave you now, not with sadness but with satisfaction and joy that we came together and walked, arm in arm, through this brief moment of eternity. Who could ask for more? ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
434:Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you're feeling. To have the hard conversations. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
435:Do not condemn all that you would call bad in the world. Rather, ask yourself, what about this have you judged bad, and what, if anything, you wish to do to change it. ~ neale-donald-walsch, @wisdomtrove
436:Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
437:Truth does not need argument, agreement, theories or beliefs. There is only one test for it and that is to ask yourself &
438:Truth does not need argument, agreement, theories or beliefs. There is only one test for it and that is to ask yourself &
439:I have been sought out by a number of people who would have felt uncomfortable coming to a large public meditation. They don't want people to come up and ask for autographs. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
440:It is intelligent to ask two questions: (1) Is it possible? (2) Can I do it?. But it is unintelligent to ask these questions: (1) Is it real? (2) Has my neighbor done it? ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
441:Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you'll have more time, and more tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, &
442:If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
443:If you want to know all about the sea ... and ask the sea itself, what does it say? Grumble grumble swish swish. It is too busy being itself to know anything about itself. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
444:In the frantic search for an elusive &
445:There is a Sufi story about a man who is so good that the angels ask God to give him the gift of miracles. God wisely tells them to ask him if that is what he would wish. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
446:But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask; why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
447:Condemn me if you choose - I do that myself, - but condemn me, and not the path which I am following, and which I point out to those who ask me where, in my opinion, the path is. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
448:Do not ever go back to that from which decided to leave. As much as you did not ask, and how would you not want to own. Having conquered a mountain, begin to attack the other. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
449:Some people see things that are and ask, ‘Why?’ Some people dream of things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?’ Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that. ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
450:What good is there in being blind, you ask? Well, maybe it's to see the beauty on the inside without being vainly distracted, or superficially blinded, by the ugly on the outside. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
451:Ask yourself: Is there joy, ease, and lightness in what I am doing? If there isn’t, then time is covering up the present moment, and life is perceived as a burden or a struggle. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
452:Where did you go to, if I may ask?' said Thorin to Gandalf as they rode along. To look ahead,' said he. And what brought you back in the nick of time?' Looking behind,' said he. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
453:If anyone were to ask me what I want out of life I would say- the opportunity for doing something useful, for in no other way, I am convinced, can true happiness be attained. ~ eleanor-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
454:The true follower of Christ will not ask, "If I embrace this truth, what will it cost me?" Rather he will say, "This is truth. God help me to walk in it, let come what may!" ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
455:Before I built a wall I'd ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence. Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That wants it down. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
456:It's easy to get lost in endless speculation. So today, release the need to know why things happen as they do. Instead, ask for the insight to recognize what you're meant to learn. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
457:Practice clarity of vision. What do you want to create? Ask yourself what you really want, why you really want it, and if manifesting it will serve a higher purpose for humanity.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
458:The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises, it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
459:To ask, &
460:Act on your inner guidance, and give up your need for &
461:Don't stop to ask whether the animal or plant you meet deserves your sympathy, or how much it feels, or even whether it can feel at all: respect it and consider all life sacred. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
462:We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
463: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
464:Look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them... . Without knowing it, we are coloring everything, putting our spin on it all. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
465:Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
466:We need a Peace Department in our national government to do extensive research on peaceful ways of resolving conflicts. Then we can ask other countries to create similar departments. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
467:And I will ask the Father, and He shall give you another Paraclete, seeing He saith this of the Holy Spirit, Whom except we have, we can neither love God, nor keep His commandments? ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
468:Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
469:Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dali, and I ask myself, wonderstruck, what prodigious thing will he do today, this Salvador Dali. ~ salvador-dali, @wisdomtrove
470:What we most want to ask of our Maker is an unfolding of the divine purpose in putting human beings into conditions in which such numbers of them would be sure to go wrong. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-sr, @wisdomtrove
471:I don't get the regular AIDS test anymore. I get the roundabout AIDS test. I ask my friend Brian, "Do you know anybody who has AIDS?". He says, "No". I say, "Cool, because you know me." ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
472:O, when it comes to faith, what a living, creative, active, powerful thing it is. It cannot do other than good at all times. It never waits to ask whether there is some good work to do. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
473:Compassionate people ask for what they need. They say no when they need to, and when they say yes, they mean it. They're compassionate because their boundaries keep them out of resentment. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
474:If you want to launch a revolution, don’t ask yourself, ‘How many people support my ideas?’ Instead, ask yourself, ‘How many of my supporters are capable of effective collaboration?y ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
475:There is nowhere you need go to find God, for God is within you. There is no one you need ask if you are good enough, for He has already established He is exceedingly well pleased. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
476:Well, I don't know, but I've been told the streets in heaven are lined with gold. I ask you how things could get much worse if the Russians happen to get up there first; Wowee! pretty scary! ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
477:It's easy to get lost in endless speculation. So today, release the need to know why things happen as they do. Instead, ask for the insight to recognize what you're meant to learn. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
478:The mad mob does not ask how it could be better, only that it be different. And when it then becomes worse, it must change again. Thus they get bees for flies, and at last hornets for bees. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
479:I ask my destiny - what power is this That cruelly drives me onward without rest? My destiny says, "Look round!" I turn back and see It is I myself that is ever pushing me from behind. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
480:True marketing starts... with the customer, his demographics, his realities, his needs, his values. It does not ask, "What do we want to sell?" It asks, "What does the customer want to buy?" ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
481:When love leaves the world, all hearts are still. Tell them of my love and tell them of my pain and tell them of my hope, which still lives. For this is all I have and all I am and all I ask. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
482:I used to have a sign over my computer that read OLD DOGS CAN LEARN NEW TRICKS, but lately I sometimes ask myself how many more new tricks I want to learn. Wouldnt it be easier just to be outdated? ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
483:Nature doesn't ask your permission; it doesn't care about your wishes, or whether you like its laws or not. You're obliged to accept it as it is, and consequently all its results as well. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
484:There is one aspect of happiness that's been well studied, and it's the notion of flow. Ask yourselves, when for you does time stop? When are you truly at home, wanting to be no place else? ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
485:The truth is that you already are what you are seeking. You are looking for God with his eyes. I suggest you ask, "What's ultimately behind this set of eyes?" Turn around to see what is looking. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
486:This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
487:For the purpose of my life, I don't ask the question. First of all, I believe. I think the Five Books of Moses are inspired. Call it divine. I don't know. But I would certainly call it inspired. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
488:When I am weaker than you, I ask you for freedom because that is according to your principles; when I am stronger than you, I take away your freedom because that is according to my principles. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
489:I come home from work early one day, and I see a guy jogging down the street in his underwear. I ask him, "Why are you jogging in your underwear?" He says, "You came home from work early". ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
490:If you’ll dare to take your mind off your troubles, get your mind off your own needs and, instead, seek to be a blessing to other people, God will do more for you than you could even ask or think. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
491:We may well ask, What causes induce us to believe in the existence of body? but 'tis vain to ask. Whether there be body or not? That is a point which we must take for granted in all our reasonings. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
492:I know at times we feel that perhaps in our prayers we ask too much. Or possibly we feel something isn't important enough to be bothering God with it. Maybe we should let Him decide these things. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
493:When people ask me now if I miss coaching UCLA basketball games, the national championships, the attention, the trophies, and everything that goes with them, I tell them this: I miss the practices. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
494:I ask one thing only: I ask for the right to hope, to suffer as I do. But if even that cannot be, command me to disappear, and I disappear. You shall not see me if my presence is distasteful to you. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
495:You know what truth is? [... ] It's some crazy thing my neighbor believes. If I want to make friends with him, I ask him what he believes. He tells me, and I say, "Yeah, yeah - ain't it the truth? ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
496:If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
497:If you overcome your fear to ask someone for a date, a raise, or help with a project, that is an act of self-assertiveness. You are moving out into life rather than contracting and withdrawing. ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
498:I have a map of the United States... Actual size. It says, &
499:If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word - prayer. Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
500:It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study? ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:But Sometimes Ask ~ Steve Freeman,
2:Ask me again. Please. ~ Maya Banks,
3:Ask me..what do I want? ~ L J Shen,
4:People always ask me ~ Tim McGraw,
5:Ask me if I care. ~ Lisa Scottoline,
6:Ask, and It Will Be Given ~ Anonymous,
7:Ask me if I give a shit. ~ John Green,
8:Ask dumb questions. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
9:Cease to ask what the morrow ~ Horace,
10:Always ask the turtle. ~ Gloria Steinem,
11:Ask courageous questions. ~ Carl Sagan,
12:Ask me who I don't dress! ~ Coco Chanel,
13:I dare not ask a kiss; ~ Robert Herrick,
14:Ask, and it shall be given you. ~ Origen,
15:Consistency is all I ask! ~ Tom Stoppard,
16:Crossword?” he would ask. ~ Markus Zusak,
17:Little I ask ~ Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth,
18:Ask me. I'm a cow expert. ~ Gordon Korman,
19:He didn’t ask. Ethan took. ~ Raine Miller,
20:Never ask for 'a beer.' ~ Michael Jackson,
21:Real patriots ask questions. ~ Carl Sagan,
22:What do you ask the devil? ~ Alan Russell,
23:ask her about it. ~ Marybeth Mayhew Whalen,
24:Ask the next question. ~ Theodore Sturgeon,
25:Don't ask me, I don't know ~ Ozzy Osbourne,
26:Not to ask is not be denied. ~ John Dryden,
27:She eats grass. Don’t ask. ~ Ilona Andrews,
28:ask for my hand.” “That’s ~ Khaled Hosseini,
29:Ask the gods nothing excessive. ~ Aeschylus,
30:I ask and wish not to appear ~ Charles Lamb,
31:Is your dad home? I’ll ask him. ~ Jenny Han,
32:Never ask a bore a question. ~ Mason Cooley,
33:Not many people ask me out. ~ Marina Sirtis,
34:It don't cost money to ask. ~ John Steinbeck,
35:Never ask people about your work. ~ Ayn Rand,
36:You ask me, "Did I like Arsenio?" ~ Ice Cube,
37:Am I in your head?', I ask her. ~ Nicola Yoon,
38:Even the genius ask questions. ~ Tupac Shakur,
39:I only ask for information. ~ Charles Dickens,
40:Never ask age of a woman. ~ Douglas MacArthur,
41:You must ask for what you really want. ~ Rumi,
42:Ask with urgency and passion. ~ Arthur Balfour,
43:Don't ask for respect. Earn it. ~ Robin Sharma,
44:Dyson's Law: Do ask; don't lie. ~ Esther Dyson,
45:Give, give, give, give… Ask. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
46:I didn't ask to be saved ~ Michael Thomas Ford,
47:I snore. Just ask the others! ~ Brian Littrell,
48:Never ask why, always ask what. ~ Lynda Aicher,
49:She wanted to ask him how his ~ Danielle Steel,
50:We ask to be recognized as men. ~ Chief Joseph,
51:When clever people ask me where ~ Robert Frost,
52:People ask me so many questions. ~ Annie Lennox,
53:To ask the hard question is simple. ~ W H Auden,
54:9And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, ~ Anonymous,
55:A lion doesn’t ask permission to eat ~ Ker Dukey,
56:All we ask is to be let alone. ~ Jefferson Davis,
57:Ask no questions, I tell no lies. ~ Holly Cupala,
58:Ask why? And you can get somewhere. ~ Asher Roth,
59:Ask yourself to slow down. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
60:Baby, I thought you'd never ask. ~ Stylo Fantome,
61:I ask only what I want to be told. ~ Jane Austen,
62:If you don't ask, you don't get. ~ Stevie Wonder,
63:Why didn't they ask the Evans? ~ Agatha Christie,
64:Ask me again, once we defeat Gaea. ~ Rick Riordan,
65:I do not ask much, only Total Power ~ Umberto Eco,
66:I just don't like to ask for things. ~ Aaron Paul,
67:One reads in order to ask questions ~ Franz Kafka,
68:Trust is a lot to ask of someone. ~ Gail Carriger,
69:Ask for Forgiveness, Not Permission ~ John Marsden,
70:Love first; ask questions later. ~ Jeremy Courtney,
71:Never hesitate to ask a lesser person. ~ Confucius,
72:Please ask her to leave us alone. ~ Shalini Boland,
73:So, are you going to make me ask? ~ Kristin Hannah,
74:We learn only to ask more questions. ~ Larry Niven,
75:What if he was never mine to ask? ~ Belinda Boring,
76:Why did I ever ask for a sister ~ Raina Telgemeier,
77:Ask a glass of water why it pities ~ Terrance Hayes,
78:Ask BIG questions, find BIG answers. ~ Sugata Mitra,
79:Ask forgiveness, not permission. ~ Kallypso Masters,
80:Ask yourself: Where am I? Answer: Here. ~ Ram Dass,
81:Don't ask permission, just ask forgiveness. ~ Drake,
82:If you don't ask, you don't get it ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
83:If you need help, comrade, just ask. ~ Ryan Holiday,
84:Nothing you ask of me is too much. ~ Melanie Harlow,
85:The most you get is what you ask for. ~ Phil McGraw,
86:your fate is mortal: what you ask for isn’t. ~ Ovid,
87:All I ask is for people to trust me. ~ Chris Jericho,
88:Don't ask for security, ask for adventure ~ Jim Rohn,
89:Ethical leaders never ask for loyalty. ~ James Comey,
90:I’d ask you out, if I was alive. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
91:If you have to ask, you'll never know. ~ Miles Davis,
92:If you need to ask, you'll never know. ~ J K Rowling,
93:If you wanna write a song, ask a guitar ~ Neil Young,
94:Sometimes, all you have to do is ask. ~ Randy Pausch,
95:The Universe yields to me when I ask. ~ Esther Hicks,
96:You do not have, because you do not ask. ~ Anonymous,
97:All I can ask for is honest reporters. ~ Donald Trump,
98:a minute,’ said Roger. ‘You must ask ~ Helen Simonson,
99:Ask her. Why. She is starving. Meeee! ~ Elizabeth May,
100:Ask the young. They know everything. ~ Joseph Joubert,
101:Better to ask the way than go astray. ~ Kore Yamazaki,
102:If I find I need guidance, I’ll ask. ~ Diana Gabaldon,
103:Language was invented to ask questions. ~ Eric Hoffer,
104:Let him who has enough ask for nothing more. ~ Horace,
105:Life will pay any price you ask of it. ~ Tony Robbins,
106:What did you ASK at school today? ~ Richard P Feynman,
107:You don't get what you don't ask for ~ Sophia Amoruso,
108:Anytime,anywhere,ask,and I am yours. ~ Johanna Lindsey,
109:Ask about our daily ice cream special. ~ Richelle Mead,
110:Ask for nothing less than inspiration. ~ Deepak Chopra,
111:Ask of Her, the mighty Mother. ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins,
112:Ask "why" until there is no more "why." ~ Laura Linney,
113:Help only comes to those who ask for it. ~ J K Rowling,
114:I pray that god answers, maybe I'll ask nicer ~ Eminem,
115:The more you say no the more people ask. ~ Thomas Mars,
116:You can ask my wife about my stamina. ~ Steve Smith Sr,
117:You don't get what you don't ask for. ~ Sophia Amoruso,
118:you don’t get what you don’t ask for. ~ Sophia Amoruso,
119:Ask me not what I have, but what I am. ~ Heinrich Heine,
120:Ask no questions and you'll hear no lies. ~ James Joyce,
121:Ask 'why' five times about every matter. ~ Taiichi Ohno,
122:But again, I didn’t care enough to ask. ~ Kandi Steiner,
123:call me later to ask if Marie had shown ~ Alice Goffman,
124:Cowboys make better lovers: Ask any cow. ~ Edward Abbey,
125:Don't ask a poet to explain himself. He cannot. ~ Plato,
126:I’d ask him if he wished he shot me too. ~ Angie Thomas,
127:I go into the Upanishads to ask questions. ~ Niels Bohr,
128:I lived a very don't-ask, don't-tell life. ~ Tab Hunter,
129:It doesn’t make you weak to ask for help ~ Meghan March,
130:And in the skull is it a vacuum? I ask. ~ Samuel Beckett,
131:Arthur paused, warily. “You going to ask ~ Douglas Adams,
132:Ask not of me, love, what is love? ~ Philip James Bailey,
133:Beautiful things don't ask for attention ~ James Thurber,
134:I ask a wreathwhich will not crush my head. ~ Ezra Pound,
135:I can ask for cigarettes in every language ~ David Bowie,
136:If you still have to ask, shame on you ~ Louis Armstrong,
137:I hate and love. And why, perhaps you’ll ask. ~ Catullus,
138:People ask without wanting to know. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
139:Are you doing what you ask others to do? ~ John C Maxwell,
140:Beautiful things don't ask for attention. ~ James Thurber,
141:Don't ask 'Why', ask instead, 'Why not'. ~ John F Kennedy,
142:If I wanted a comeback, I’d ask you to spit. ~ M Robinson,
143:I'll write you an entire symphony if you ask. ~ C G Drews,
144:Kill first, ask questions of the corpse later ~ G A Aiken,
145:My message is, if you need help, ask for it. ~ Scott Hall,
146:Now there’s a question a virgin would ask, ~ Tessa Bailey,
147:things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, ~ Joseph Murphy,
148:time, but maybe not so cool to ask how far ~ Matthew Iden,
149:What questions do I want my audience to ask? ~ Chip Heath,
150:Why is life? Don't ask about it. Live it. ~ Alfred Bester,
151:You don’t ask a writer what typewriter he uses. ~ Man Ray,
152:You never heard anybody ask 'Elvis who?' ~ Charles Kuralt,
153:You want to hear my history? Ask the sea. ~ Derek Walcott,
154:Actually I do know. Now ask me if I care. ~ Koushun Takami,
155:Ask a burning question, get a burning answer ~ Lynda Barry,
156:Cops ask questions. Soldiers follow orders. ~ Jack Kilborn,
157:Dammit, don't you dare ask God to help me! ~ Joan Crawford,
158:How do you ask a woman to gargle your nuts? ~ Aries Spears,
159:I am insecure. If you ask me, everybody is. ~ Kate Winslet,
160:I been drunk most my life, don't ask me why. ~ Sheek Louch,
161:It's immoral to ask people to risk their life. ~ Tim Kaine,
162:Love rules me. It determines what I ask. ~ Dante Alighieri,
163:Never ask a barber if you need a haircut. ~ Warren Buffett,
164:Where’s Sid?” I ask. “Why do I always ~ Kaui Hart Hemmings,
165:All you have to do is ask, Peaches. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
166:Ask: “What does it take to be successful here? ~ Chris Voss,
167:But you don't always have to ask to know. ~ Howard Jacobson,
168:Cats ask plainly for what they want. ~ Walter Savage Landor,
169:for me to ask for a raise is—is demeaning. ~ Harry Kemelman,
170:I don't work with people who ask me questions. ~ Leos Carax,
171:If you need a few tips on coping, ask me now. ~ Tana French,
172:it be no weakness to ask a friend for help. ~ James Clemens,
173:Once again I must ask too much of you, Harry. ~ J K Rowling,
174:Pick a sin we can both live with, is what I ask. ~ Joe Hill,
175:Shoot first and ask questions not at all ~ Richard Marcinko,
176:You ask why I make my home n the mountain forest, ~ Li Bai,
177:You don’t ask for forgiveness. You earn it. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
178:Ask for what end the heavenly bodies shine, ~ Alexander Pope,
179:Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. ~ Howard Thurman,
180:Ask yourself, "what would you do to survive? ~ Jaycee Dugard,
181:Give me the good for which I do not know to ask, ~ Jo Walton,
182:If you ask from within for peace, it will come. ~ The Mother,
183:I only ask you one thing- don't trust nobody ~ Arthur Miller,
184:I promise not to bite - unless you ask nicely. ~ Paige Tyler,
185:I wouldn’t ask, but you need to see it ~ Matthew FitzSimmons,
186:Never ask a mermaid if you can borrow her tail. ~ Mira Grant,
187:One can never ask anyone to change a feeling. ~ Susan Sontag,
188:Perils commonly ask to be paid in pleasures. ~ Francis Bacon,
189:To ask for a map is to say, “Tell me a story. ~ Peter Turchi,
190:To ask the proper question is half of knowing. ~ Roger Bacon,
191:You can't ask for what you don't know exists. ~ Debora Geary,
192:You may ask yourself, Well, how did I get here? ~ Max Brooks,
193:You need your Inner Eye tested, if you ask me. ~ J K Rowling,
194:You should never ask actors about politics. ~ Liev Schreiber,
195:Ask Jesus what he wants from you and be brave! ~ Pope Francis,
196:Ask me to marry you." "Will you marry me?" "No. ~ John Fowles,
197:Ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies, ~ J K Rowling,
198:Ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies. ~ J K Rowling,
199:Don't ask people to do something you wouldn't. ~ Guy Kawasaki,
200:Don't ever ask God for justice-you might get it. ~ R C Sproul,
201:Friends ask you questions; enemies question you. ~ Criss Jami,
202:If I needed your condescension, I'd ask for it. ~ Mark Slouka,
203:If you ask me, music is the language of memory ~ Jodi Picoult,
204:If you want to be kissed, you have only to ask. ~ Sandra Hill,
205:I like photographers-you don't ask questions. ~ Ronald Reagan,
206:No matter what, I'm going to ask for more. ~ Jessica Chastain,
207:no need to ask what girl he referred to. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
208:Not to ask the obvious question, but why Alaska? ~ John Green,
209:To ask for a map is to say, "Tell me a story." ~ Peter Turchi,
210:we wouldn't ask why a rose with damaged petals ~ Tupac Shakur,
211:Who is old enough to ask, is old enough to know. ~ Sharon Lee,
212:You don’t need an echo when you ask a question. ~ David Niven,
213:You should ask where your food is coming from. ~ Sylvia Earle,
214:Amazing what happens when you just ask, isn't it? ~ Maya Banks,
215:Ask a stupid person, you'll get a stupid answer. ~ Stephen Fry,
216:Ask counsel of him who rules himself well. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
217:Ask questions instead of giving direct orders. ~ Dale Carnegie,
218:... a starving man doesn't ask what the meal is. ~ Anne Sexton,
219:Did he ask you yet?” Matty said softly. Dante ~ Sloane Kennedy,
220:Did you ask people to crime scenes on dates? ~ Maureen Johnson,
221:Don't ask me when I first mastered the obvious. ~ John Burdett,
222:Free men do not ask permission to bear arms ~ Thomas Jefferson,
223:Friends ask you how you are and wait for an answer. ~ Grey Owl,
224:He that serves well needes not ask his wages. ~ George Herbert,
225:I ask this one thing: let me go mad in my own way. ~ Sophocles,
226:If I had wings, no one would ask me: should I fly? ~ Bob Dylan,
227:If you want something in a deal, just ask for it. ~ Sam Altman,
228:I'm a curious person. I like to ask questions. ~ Kathy Ireland,
229:I'm a gangster, and gangsters don't ask questions. ~ Lil Wayne,
230:Maybe when he’s done, I’ll ask Will if Lucy ~ Kathleen Grissom,
231:not say and Max had known better than to ask. ~ Robert Goddard,
232:So I ask you again, Lazlo Strange… who are you? ~ Laini Taylor,
233:That’s not true. Sometimes it hurts to ask. The ~ Joanna Walsh,
234:There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner. ~ Dean Karnazes,
235:They ask me how Im doing. I say better than I deserve ~ LeCrae,
236:You ask for such simple things, I can't deny you. ~ Kiera Cass,
237:Ask advice of him who governs himself well. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
238:Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it! ~ Maya Angelou,
239:Ask no questions, and you'll be told no lies. ~ Charles Dickens,
240:ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee ~ John Donne,
241:Don't ask me anything else. My essence is wordless. ~ Anonymous,
242:Don't be shy. Go for it and ask your crush out. ~ Gabby Douglas,
243:Go do something interesting. Ask if you need help. ~ Seth Godin,
244:He that would thrive must ask his wife." It ~ Benjamin Franklin,
245:How many people ask you to come share their life? ~ Janet Fitch,
246:I ask for nothing but to live in my suffering. ~ Roland Barthes,
247:I'd ask you in but I'm kind of sick of your face. ~ Ann Aguirre,
248:If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. ~ Anonymous,
249:If you can't forgive, don't ask to be forgiven. ~ Napoleon Hill,
250:If you don't ask for the best, you don't get it. ~ Rahul Dravid,
251:If you have to ask what it symbolizes, it didn't. ~ Roger Ebert,
252:I'll take care of this. All you had to do was ask. ~ Alex Riley,
253:In life, what more can you ask for than to be real? ~ Bruce Lee,
254:I rarely agree with what clients ask me to do. ~ Ross Lovegrove,
255:Know your ask, know your worth, know your value. ~ Ivanka Trump,
256:Mervin’s tribute. Phillip crossed his arms. “Ask ~ Leslie Gould,
257:Of war men ask the outcome, not the cause. ~ Seneca the Younger,
258:One thing I ask you to do, you people who have ~ Mother Teresa,
259:Something else to ask her landlord about… or maybe ~ Debra Webb,
260:The hard times make a true friend afraid to ask. ~ Tupac Shakur,
261:These socks scream, Ask me about my thirteen cats! ~ Penny Reid,
262:The wise ask questions, Perry. The weak doubt. ~ Veronica Rossi,
263:The wise needn't ask, the fool asks in vain. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
264:What did you want me to do? Ask him for money? ~ Mariana Zapata,
266:You ask how much of it was me. Some. Enough. ~ Victoria Aveyard,
267:You will receive what you ask for no more, no less ~ Mark Allen,
268:Affairs, ... , like everything else, ask too much. ~ John Updike,
269:For now I ask no more Than the justice of eating. ~ Pablo Neruda,
270:I dream of things that are not and ask why not. ~ Robert Kennedy,
271:If they ask you to stand still, you should dance. ~ Colum McCann,
272:If you ask me, music is the language of memories. ~ Jodi Picoult,
273:I got up the courage to ask, "What is my destiny? ~ Rick Riordan,
274:I hate when people ask me to: "Massage the data". ~ Ronald Coase,
275:I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy. ~ Conrad Black,
276:Infinitely so. You want romance, you ask a Scot. ~ Sarah MacLean,
277:is it too much to ask for a little romance? ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
278:it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission. ~ Chris Kyle,
279:It's easier to apologize than ask for permission. ~ Grace Hopper,
280:Never. Never ask for what ought to be offered. ~ Daniel Woodrell,
281:Nobody can ask us to abjure our fascist roots. ~ Gianfranco Fini,
282:No, no, I don’t want that.”
“I didn’t ask. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
283:We never ask the meaning of life when we are in love. ~ Rajneesh,
284:Wonder what customers really want? Ask. Don't Tell. ~ Lisa Stone,
285:You ask me for a motto. Here it is: SERVICE. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
286:You don't ask for forgiveness, Kaz. You earn it. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
287:you should never ask a barber if you need a haircut. ~ Anonymous,
288:Always ask: What is the absolute risk increase? ~ Gerd Gigerenzer,
289:Answer all the questions that I'm too afraid to ask ~ Rachel Cohn,
290:Ask before offering advice or reassurance. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg,
291:Ask for two, and they give you the third free. ~ John D MacDonald,
292:As you ask and feel and believe, you will receive. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
293:Can I ask you my first three questions?” Memphis ~ Sloane Kennedy,
294:Carmel. 1SA25.8 Ask thy young men, and they will shew ~ Anonymous,
295:Don't ask who said it? Ask what they said. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
296:Don't give me what I ask for, give me what I need. ~ Stephen King,
297:Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! ~ Steve Chandler,
298:I can’t ask god why until I’m willing to ask why not. ~ Lori Wick,
299:If we ask, we should also be prepared to give. ~ Stephen Richards,
300:If you're passing the buck, don't ask for change. ~ David Gerrold,
301:If you want to know where God is, ask a drunk. ~ Charles Bukowski,
302:It is better to ask for forgiveness then permission. ~ Tucker Max,
303:It is easier to ask of the poor than of the rich. ~ Anton Chekhov,
304:It’s a lot harder to pull your head up and ask why. ~ Jason Fried,
305:People ask what my goal is. I don't have a goal. ~ Magnus Carlsen,
306:said slowly, "May I ask you a question, dear? ~ Louisa May Alcott,
307:She shrugs, smiles. “All you ever had to do was ask. ~ Kyra Davis,
308:The best player of a game is the watcher — ask him. ~ Idries Shah,
309:To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies. ~ Octavia E Butler,
310:We have to constantly ask ourselves: "Who am I?" ~ Frederick Lenz,
311:What if...? A question we ask to hurt ourselves. ~ Susan Fletcher,
312:What makes Iago evil? Some people ask. I never ask. ~ Joan Didion,
313:When I ask for help with my creativity, I get it. ~ Julia Cameron,
314:When you ask a dumb question, you get a smart answer. ~ Aristotle,
315:You can ask, but you surely know I won't tell you ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
316:You can ask me for anything you like, except time. ~ Michael Rank,
317:You do not have, because you do not ask. James 4:2b ~ Joyce Meyer,
318:Ask me, it’s a sin to pervert faith with religion. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
319:Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies. ~ Oliver Goldsmith,
320:come closer. “I would like to humbly ask you to discuss ~ S E Hall,
321:Don't ask questions you don't want the answer, Micah. ~ Maya Banks,
322:For as low as you go, ask God to take you that high. ~ Tyler Perry,
323:Google Maps are phenomenal. Yep, ask an Apple user. ~ Eric Schmidt,
324:How totally banal of you to ask what I really mean. ~ David Foster,
325:I ask about the sky, but the answer is about a rope. ~ Idries Shah,
326:I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness. ~ Mother Teresa,
327:If anyone comes, shoot first, ask questions later. ~ Erin Kellison,
328:If you want something done, ask a busy person. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
329:I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. ~ Charles Dickens,
330:I only ask to be free, the butterflies are free. ~ Charles Dickens,
331:"It is the way of dreams to give us more than we ask." ~ Carl Jung,
332:It’s not easy to askasking makes you vulnerable. ~ Amanda Palmer,
333:It was easier to ask for forgiveness than permission? ~ Kate Brian,
334:I was too scared to ask if I had reason to be scared. ~ John Green,
335:I won't lie to you, Josie. So becareful what you ask. ~ Maya Banks,
336:Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand. ~ John C Maxwell,
337:leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand. ~ John C Maxwell,
338:London? Funny way to spend a holiday, if you ask ~ Deborah Crombie,
339:My motto is: hit first, ask questions later.... ~ Stephen Richards,
340:Never ask a question if you don’t know the answer. ~ Rowena Cherry,
341:Promises are dangerous things to ask or to give. ~ Maria Edgeworth,
342:That's modernity, if you ask me: endless division. ~ Lauren Oliver,
343:The soul may ask God for anything, and never fail. ~ Annie Dillard,
344:we ask users to tell us which ones they want to watch. ~ Anonymous,
345:You should not ask questions without knowledge. ~ W Edwards Deming,
346:A skeptic, I would ask for consistency first of all. ~ Sylvia Plath,
347:Ask God to show you His plans, not bless your dreams ~ Billy Graham,
348:Ask her to wait a moment - I am almost done. ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss,
349:Ask the Holy Spirit to help you and you’ll do fine. ~ Gary R Renard,
350:Ask yourself at every moment, 'Is this necessary? ~ Marcus Aurelius,
351:better to ask for forgiveness than permission. ~ Mary Higgins Clark,
352:(Don’t ask the barber whether you need a haircut.) ~ Warren Buffett,
353:don't give me what I ask for, give me what I need... ~ Stephen King,
354:I forgive everyone and ask forgiveness of everyone ~ Jennifer Niven,
355:I meet people, I like to ask: which sign are you? ~ Roberto Cavalli,
356:I wish someone would ask me to design a cathedral. ~ Philip Johnson,
357:Look at me closely. Ask yourself: Do I look scared? ~ Gregg Hurwitz,
358:My ex ask me where I'm moving I said 'On to better things.' ~ Drake,
359:Never take what's offered, always ask for more. ~ Jennifer Donnelly,
360:Tall, dark and friendly. What more could a girl ask for? ~ Susan Ee,
361:The real thing you do is you ask a lot of questions. ~ Keith Rabois,
362:Was it so much to ask just to be left alone? ~ Wendelin Van Draanen,
363:We all have the right to ask for Grace
   ~ Swami Vivekananda, [T6],
364:What is wrong is that we do not ask what is right. ~ G K Chesterton,
365:What’s a quantum extrapolator?’ I ask.
‘You are, ~ Tade Thompson,
366:When people are interested in you, they ask questions. ~ Kim Holden,
367:Why did nature not ask my advice about my features? ~ Matthew Pearl,
368:You don’t ask a dream if it is real, or you wake up. ~ Ray Bradbury,
369:You know all you have to do is ask and it's yours. ~ Laurelin Paige,
370:Your heart will never ask your permission to love. ~ Kelly Quindlen,
371:A girl ask me for a ring and i put one around her whole eye. ~ Big L,
372:All I ask is a tall ship and a star to sail her by. ~ John Masefield,
373:Always do everything you ask of those you command. ~ George S Patton,
374:Ask for help. Receiving is an act of generosity. ~ Cheryl Richardson,
375:Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching? ~ Zig Ziglar,
376:But it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission. ~ Chris Kyle,
377:Death can be jolly well inconvenient, if you ask me. ~ Gail Carriger,
378:Don't ask about my past. And never expect a future. ~ Colleen Hoover,
379:Don't ask for anyone's permission to follow your dreams ~ Jared Leto,
380:Don't ask for life to be easy. Ask for it to be worth it. ~ Jim Rohn,
381:Don't ask of your friends what you yourself can do. ~ Quintus Ennius,
382:Don't be afraid to ask if you're on the right train. ~ Justin Cronin,
383:God is too gracious to ask you to do something you hate ~ Max Lucado,
384:I cannot take every case that people ask me to take. ~ Gloria Allred,
385:I’ll not ask another generation to shoulder my burden. ~ Evan Currie,
386:I love you today. I really wish you were here to ask me. ~ J Daniels,
387:I'm not the guy to ask about the most up to date stuff. ~ Rick Moody,
388:It's the nature of man to ask questions. --Belgarath ~ David Eddings,
389:Knock... and ask your heart what it doth know. ~ William Shakespeare,
390:Love forgives all things. You don't even need to ask. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
391:One night you will ask me for something I cannot give. ~ Holly Black,
392:People always ask me, how do you do everything you do? ~ Susan Lucci,
393:Seeing you happy is the best gift I could ever ask for. ~ Maya Banks,
394:So don’t ask no questions. Too much truth can be bad. ~ Carolee Dean,
395:The answers you get depend on the questions you ask. ~ Thomas S Kuhn,
396:The answers you get depend upon the questions you ask. ~ Thomas Kuhn,
397:The way you ask a question chooses its answer. ~ Jo o Ubaldo Ribeiro,
398:To ask the power to reform itself, what a dullness! ~ Giordano Bruno,
399:We ask for progress, not perfection. Just do your best. ~ James Frey,
400:We ask only that the law shall work alike on all men. ~ Chief Joseph,
401:When they ask how I died, tell them: still angry. ~ Richard K Morgan,
402:Why ask for your daily bread when you own the bakery? ~ Randy Alcorn,
403:...a miracles is a reasonable thing to ask for. ~ Marianne Williamson,
404:Ask God to give you the fifty-year view of your hurt. ~ Will Davis Jr,
405:Ask the question. Always ask the question, never assume. ~ Mary Frame,
406:Ask your doctor if getting off your ass is right for you ~ Bill Maher,
407:Cold prayers—ask the Lord not to hear them. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
408:Don't ask any questions and you won't hear any lies. ~ Alison Goodman,
409:Don't ask for cash from sponsors, imagine what they want ~ Matt Prior,
410:Don't ask for love when you are not capable of giving it. ~ Jon Jones,
411:Don’t ask me anything more. My essence is wordless. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
412:Don't ask the world to change first. ~ Anthony de Mello,
413:God is too gracious to ask you to do something you hate. ~ Max Lucado,
414:Hearts can physically shatter
Ask me
I'll tell you ~ Kim Holden,
415:He was an answer to a question she'd forgotten to ask. ~ Melissa Marr,
416:I argue very well. Just ask any of my remaining friends. ~ Dave Barry,
417:If I don't ask for your opinion, I don't want it. ~ Esther M Friesner,
418:If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know. ~ Louis Armstrong,
419:I think I know what it is but don't ask me to play it ~ John Coltrane,
420:It is not the answers you give, but the questions you ask. ~ Voltaire,
421:It’s not bad that you ask why we call each other that, ~ Kennedy Ryan,
422:It's when I am fully conscious that I ask questions. ~ Eugene Ionesco,
423:never ask a question he didn’t know the answer to. At ~ Victor Methos,
424:To ask the right question is harder than to answer it. ~ Georg Cantor,
425:Well, better to beg forgiveness than ask permission. ~ Jessica Cluess,
426:Well, thank God for a media that will ask questions. ~ Lindsey Graham,
427:We’re men, Rick. We’re idiots. Ask Mel,” he said. “Yeah. ~ Robyn Carr,
428:We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it. ~ Winston Churchill,
429:You don't get what you want if you don't ask for it. ~ Sophia Amoruso,
430:You don't have to ask permission to take responsibility. ~ Ed Catmull,
431:You don’t have to ask permission to take responsibility. ~ Ed Catmull,
432:You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
433:All I ask is that you do your best, and forget the rest. ~ Tony Horton,
434:all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. ~ Anonymous,
435:A reckless driver is better than a scared one; ask anybody ~ Jenny Han,
436:Ask God for forgiveness, and leave your regrets in the past! ~ Rihanna,
437:Ask Mother for advice on breaking into show business. ~ Jack Davenport,
439:Ask people what they want don' tell them what they need. ~ Ramit Sethi,
440:For your information, I would like to ask a question. ~ Samuel Goldwyn,
441:Gangster is the truest friend I can ever ask for. ~ Sylvester Stallone,
442:How exciting. I adore impertinent questions. Ask away! ~ Gail Carriger,
443:I didn't ask to be Thom Yorke. Thom Yorke asked to be me. ~ Thom Yorke,
444:If he didn`t want his opinion,why did he ask for it? ~ Jerome K Jerome,
445:If I don't ask for something, I'm not going to get it. ~ Ruchi Sanghvi,
446:If you have to ask then you don't deserve an answer. ~ Neal Shusterman,
447:If you want to see my hands, all you have to do is ask. ~ Laini Taylor,
448:I have a need to ask questions that unravel the world. ~ Nick Harkaway,
449:I'm not the guy to ask about politics. I'm a gag writer. ~ David Mamet,
450:In economics, you always want to ask 'And then what?' ~ Warren Buffett,
451:It's kind of hard to ask a dead guy what he did wrong. ~ James Dashner,
452:Love and be loved. Settle for no less. Ask for no more. ~ Truth Devour,
453:Never ask a ninja if she can jump — it’s degrading. ~ Rachel Van Dyken,
454:Sentences can save us. Who could ask for anything more? ~ Stanley Fish,
455:The most important question to ask is "What am I becoming?" ~ Jim Rohn,
456:The only dumb question is the question you don't ask. ~ Paul MacCready,
457:We must ask where we are and whither we are tending. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
458:What is a secret wish?" "It is what you want but cannot ask. ~ Amy Tan,
459:Which one is the true one, I don’t ask, they don’t tell. ~ Ally Condie,
460:You are all that I could ever ask for... I Love You very much! ~ Livia,
461:You can ask me for anything you like, except time ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
462:you get what you ask for; you just have to ask correctly. ~ Chris Voss,
463:You may ask me for anything you like except time. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
464:All I ask is to be held above the barren wastes of want. ~ Wilfred Owen,
465:Ask nature questions, and you will get answers. ~ Jean Craighead George,
466:Ask the poor. They'll tell you who the christians are. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
467:Ask yourself always: how can this be done better? ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
468:Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions. ~ Jerry Falwell,
469:Do good because it is good to do good. Ask no more. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
470:Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got. ~ Seneca the Younger,
471:Do not hesitate to ask for My help. I am with you always. ~ Sarah Young,
472:Don’t ask questions,” he said, “and I’ll tell you no lies. ~ Fiona Paul,
473:Don't ask what the work is. Rather, see what the work does. ~ Eva Hesse,
474:Don't look back and ask, Why? Look ahead and ask, Why not? ~ Neil Patel,
475:Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. ~ Rumi,
476:Good and true friends ask what wrong and how your doing. ~ Patty Lovell,
477:her. “But I may ask you to let me check it occasionally ~ Iris Johansen,
478:Holy Zarquon, did I ask for an existentialist elevator? ~ Douglas Adams,
479:I did not ask for success; I asked for wonder. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel,
480:if you ask me we are all in the same boat and it's leaking ~ John Boyne,
481:If you can't handle the answer, then don't ask the question. ~ T A Uner,
482:If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it. ~ J P Morgan,
483:It's easier to ask forgiveness than to beg for permission. ~ Lora Leigh,
484:It’s perfectly legitimate to ask What Would Batman Do? ~ Lynne M Thomas,
485:It's the nature of man to ask questions.
--Belgarath ~ David Eddings,
486:I wanted to ask you something. Do you want to sit down? ~ Jenna Bennett,
487:Not everyone you break bread with is loyal. Just ask Jesus. ~ Anonymous,
488:Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?'/Let us go and make our visit. ~ T S Eliot,
489:One must ask for death to know how good it is to live ~ Alexandre Dumas,
490:People ask me, what was your rock bottom? I say, pick. ~ Danny Bonaduce,
491:People do ask me if I think I can make it in the States. ~ Utada Hikaru,
492:Remember our new motto, dude: ‘Shit’s crazy. Don’t ask.’”  ~ Rob Dircks,
493:So please, just let me be egocentric and ask you to stay. ~ Ika Natassa,
494:That is a question you have to ask the Old Man of the Moon. ~ Grace Lin,
495:Thinking begins when you ask really difficult questions. ~ Slavoj Zizek,
496:We want to ask questions and not just make assertions. ~ Dallas Willard,
497:Whom can I ask what I came to make happen in this world? ~ Pablo Neruda,
498:You ask what I have found and far and wide I go, ~ William Butler Yeats,
499:You have no right to own a yacht if you ask that question. ~ J P Morgan,
500:You may ask questions which I shall not choose to answer. ~ Jane Austen,
501:a man can get used to anything, but do not ask us how. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
502:And let me ask you this: the dead,
where aren't they? ~ Franz Wright,
503:Ask her if she still keeps all her kings in the back row. ~ J D Salinger,
504:Ask 'How will they learn best?' not 'Can they learn?'. ~ Jaime Escalante,
505:Ask nature: she will tell you that she made both day and night. ~ Seneca,
506:Ask nice. Play nice. Marcella was so fucking tired of nice. ~ V E Schwab,
507:Be careful what you ask of Heaven; it might be granted. ~ Isabel Allende,
508:Being remembered is all anyone can ask from a lost love. ~ Miguel Syjuco,
509:But I hate to ask my men to go through the inconvenience ~ W E B Griffin,
510:Don’t ask your mind for permission to enjoy what you do. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
511:embarrassed, and Maisie wondered if she might later ask ~ Jeffrey Archer,
512:How can you ask for something you don't think you deserve? ~ Miguel Ruiz,
513:I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt,
514:It’s much better to ask small questions than big ones. ~ Steven D Levitt,
515:It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need. ~ Amy Poehler,
516:I wouldn't ask anyone to do anything I wouldn't do myself. ~ Indra Nooyi,
517:Men have to ask, 'How can I combine career and family?' ~ Gloria Steinem,
518:No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty. ~ George Eliot,
519:Originality and initiative are what I ask for my country. ~ Robert Frost,
520:People ask me where I go to get away and I say, 'home' ~ Gretchen Wilson,
521:People who ask for your criticism want only praise. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
522:The Qur'an does not ask for human perfection, but rather ~ Jeffrey Lang,
523:We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain. ~ Charles Bukowski,
524:Well-I don't know if anyone would really ask me to prom. ~ Shawn Johnson,
525:Well, you ask a silly question, and you get a silly answer. ~ Tom Lehrer,
526:What am I pondering, you ask? So help me God, immortality. ~ John Milton,
527:When you're lost, admit it, and ask for directions. ~ H Jackson Brown Jr,
528:You can only ask to be respected if you respect yourself. ~ Kelli O Hara,
529:You can't ask me to explain the lyrics because I won't do it. ~ Lou Reed,
530:You can't know the answer until you ask the question. ~ Jennifer E Smith,
531:You can’t know the answer until you ask the question. ~ Jennifer E Smith,
532:You don't ever ask a barber whether you need a haircut. ~ Warren Buffett,
533:You must want! You have the right to ask! You must desire. ~ Evita Peron,
534:Ask any comedian, tennis player, chef. Timing is everything. ~ Meg Rosoff,
535:Ask a sage, he will explain.
Ask a fool, he will complain. ~ Toba Beta,
536:Ask for help when you need it and give help when you can ~ Kristin Hannah,
537:Ask me what you wish; just do not ask me for reasons. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
538:Ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee. —JOB 12:7 ~ Bernd Heinrich,
539:Ask what's possible, not what's wrong. Keep asking. ~ Margaret J Wheatley,
540:Don't ask me to put up a shelf, but I love engineering. ~ Bruce Dickinson,
541:Don't ask what it means, but rather how it is used. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
542:Endure what life God gives and ask no longer span; ~ William Butler Yeats,
543:Give us everything we ask for and suddenly it's too much. ~ Mark Lawrence,
544:He who will not grant a favour has no right to ask one. ~ Publilius Syrus,
545:I ask nothing of the Jews except that they should disappear. ~ Hans Frank,
546:I didnt ask to save rock, I dont even like rock that much. ~ Trent Reznor,
547:I don’t bite,” Saxton whispered darkly. “Unless you ask.” Blay ~ J R Ward,
548:If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads. ~ Anatole France,
549:It costs nothing to ask wise advice from a good friend. ~ George S Clason,
550:It's great to have gray hair. Ask anyone who's bald. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
551:I've learned that almost anyone will help if you ask for it. ~ Wendy Mass,
552:Me and Leah?" I ask. But i´m gay. GAY. Gaaaaaaaayyyyy. ~ Becky Albertalli,
553:Never ask your wife if she still hears from her old pimp. ~ Johnny Carson,
554:Of course. Ask your librarian. Always the right answer. ~ Marilyn Johnson,
555:Okay, I got one word to ask you, a one word question, ready? ~ Bill Hicks,
556:People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
557:Since when does the butterfly ask about the caterpillar? ~ Cornelia Funke,
558:Sometimes I need a place to ask myself impossible questions. ~ Davis Bunn,
559:Sometimes the simplest questions are the hardest to ask. ~ Colleen Hoover,
560:The most subversive people are those who ask questions. ~ Jostein Gaarder,
561:We must ask nothing of artists but to be of their own time. ~ Eileen Gray,
562:When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself. ~ Charles de Gaulle,
563:Which one is the true one, I
don’t ask, they don’t tell. ~ Ally Condie,
564:Why do I ask for directions? Because I hate wasting time. ~ Harrison Ford,
565:You got to ask a street question to get a street answer. ~ Lawrence Block,
566:You know, I don't ask myself too much how. I just do it. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
567:Always ask: What am I missing? And listen to the answer. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
568:Am I allowed to ask my book / whether it's true I wrote it? ~ Pablo Neruda,
569:Are you smirking at me, Mr. Grey?” I ask sweetly. Pompous ass. ~ E L James,
570:ask, “If time becomes short, what is most important to you? ~ Atul Gawande,
571:But—we must ask today—why then did no one listen to Overbeck? ~ Karl Barth,
572:Dignified refusal can only take you so far. Ask the Congolese. ~ Teju Cole,
573:Don't ask me about my career - I've forgotten most of it. ~ Timothy Dalton,
574:Fans always ask me to marry them so I'll have a lot of wives ~ Niall Horan,
575:If God wanted us to ask questions, he would have made us men. ~ Monica Ali,
576:If you ask for too much, you lose even that which you have. ~ Isaac Asimov,
577:If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer. ~ Yogi Berra,
578:If you ask me, I call the whole thing bally foolishness. ~ Jerome K Jerome,
579:If you ask me what I want, I'll tell you. I want everything. ~ Kathy Acker,
580:I know what it is, but when you ask me I don’t. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
581:I'm a legend in this sport. If you don't believe me, ask me ~ Bobby Heenan,
582:Is she a good baby? People would ask me. Well, no, I’d say. ~ Jenny Offill,
583:I think if you ask the audience to like you, it's all over. ~ Rachel Weisz,
584:It is always better to ask then to make an assumption. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
585:Men with shaved heads are always better. Just ask my wife. ~ Tom Colicchio,
586:Never ask a man what he knows, but what he can do. ~ George Horace Lorimer,
587:Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor. ~ John Churton Collins,
588:People ask me, when was my best time? I always say, 'Today.' ~ Paul Mooney,
589:Sometimes I ask for too much just to feel my mouth overflow. ~ Ocean Vuong,
590:Space Jam is my favorite movie. Don't ask me why, it just is. ~ Thom Yorke,
591:The pike does not ask the frog's permission before dining. ~ Robert Jordan,
592:to love, or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. ~ Victor Hugo,
593:To seduce most anyone, ask for and listen to his opinion. ~ Malcolm Forbes,
594:Very obsessed fans do ask actors to attend their weddings. ~ Warwick Davis,
595:Walter died human. None of us can ask for more than that ~ Stephenie Meyer,
596:We Ask the Gods for Answers and They Give Us Questions ~ Christopher Moore,
597:We don't ask what a woman does; we ask whom she belongs to. ~ George Eliot,
598:We parents ask dumb questions, therefore we get dumb answers. ~ Bill Cosby,
599:What kind of Christmas present would Jesus ask Santa for? ~ Salman Rushdie,
600:When it’s the wrong person, anything you ask is too much. ~ Steve Maraboli,
601:You can either ask the question or experience the answer. ~ Kalki Bhagavan,
602:You'll do what makes you happy, and that'll be all I ask for. ~ Ted Chiang,
603:All we ask for is registration, just like we do for cars. ~ Charles Schumer,
604:Am I allowed to ask my book / whether it's true I wrote it? ~ Pablo Neruda,
605:Ask for help when you need it, and give help when you can. ~ Kristin Hannah,
606:Ask me to marry you."

"Will you marry me?"

"No. ~ John Fowles,
607:Ask us for any help you need...Let us be strong for you. ~ Juliet Marillier,
608:Ask yourself: What is the best I can do? And then do that. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
609:Clones fit in. Freaks stand out. Ask me which one I prefer. ~ Joanne Harris,
610:Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same. ~ Michel Foucault,
611:Don't ask me how I am! I understand nothing more! ~ Hans Christian Andersen,
612:Don't ask so many questions and they will all be answered. ~ Michael Dorris,
613:don't ask someone to cover your butt, that's what jeans are for ~ Anonymous,
614:Don't ask the world to stop moving because you have doubts. ~ Alfred Bester,
615:Don’t ask the world to stop moving because you have doubts. ~ Alfred Bester,
616:Faith does not ask for possible things; it demands impossible. ~ T B Joshua,
617:Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune. ~ Walt Whitman,
618:I always ask the question, "Is this what I want in my life? ~ Kathy Ireland,
619:I always say, better ask forgiveness than permission. ~ Christopher Paolini,
620:I came from the most orthodox background you could ask for. ~ Sonia Johnson,
621:if it is thus, I ask emphatically whence comes this thusness. ~ James Joyce,
622:If it's something everyone knows, I can't afford to ask. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
623:If it’s something everyone knows, I can’t afford to ask, ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
624:If someone hates you, they won't ask you for things. ~ Kwame Anthony Appiah,
625:I gave him my life, but you cannot ask me to stop living. ~ Victoria Schwab,
626:I go around the room and ask people, 'What do you think?' ~ Sheryl Sandberg,
627:I’m getting dumber by the minute,” I confirmed. “Ask anybody. ~ Jim Butcher,
628:I'm respected, I'm still working, what more could I ask? ~ Rickie Lee Jones,
629:It is with a pure heart that I humbly ask your assistance. ~ Kelly Barnhill,
630:It's little I ask, and get still less, but quite enough for me. ~ Sophocles,
631:Life does not ask what we want. It presents us with options ~ Thomas Sowell,
632:life gives you what you ask of it. It is always listening. ~ Robin S Sharma,
633:Life has a way of answering questions you didn't even ask. ~ Steve Maraboli,
634:Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They'll tell you. ~ George H W Bush,
635:Note to self: It’s a good idea to ask, “What am I not doing? ~ Ben Horowitz,
636:One of the worst Oscar nods in history, if you ask me.” I ~ Ellie Alexander,
637:Should you ask me if I'm happy, I'll answer that I'm not. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
638:We don't have to ask for our privacy, we can take it back. ~ Edward Snowden,
639:Yeah, I know getting high isn't so smart. Ask me if I care. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
640:You ask me, 'What is the secret of remaining happy and married?' ~ Rajneesh,
641:You couldn't ask more of a miracle than it was willing to give. ~ Tim Pratt,
642:A little bit is not that much to ask to make things right. ~ Jessica Simpson,
643:All I would ask you to be thinking of is the truth and not Socrates. ~ Plato,
644:Ask not first what the system does; ask what it does it to! ~ Bertrand Meyer,
645:Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying. ~ Fran Lebowitz,
646:Ask yourself: Are you spending your time on the right things? ~ Randy Pausch,
647:As to posterity, I may ask what has it ever done to oblige me? ~ Thomas Gray,
648:Because you want me to hold you, but you don’t know how to ask. ~ Penny Reid,
649:But who would read them?” I ask, laughing. “I would,” he says. ~ Ally Condie,
650:Do you know how many times a week people ask me why I'm yelling? ~ Bill Burr,
651:Do you love me?" I ask.
In your hesitation I found my answer. ~ Lang Leav,
652:Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it. ~ J K Rowling,
653:I'm Catholic. I don't pray, I just ask for forgiveness after. ~ Abigail Roux,
654:I’m Catholic. I don’t pray, I just ask for forgiveness after. ~ Abigail Roux,
655:It's better to ask forgiveness than permission. - Brom ~ Christopher Paolini,
656:Just don’t ask me to be nice. Nice has nothing to do with me. ~ Markus Zusak,
657:Life punishes the vague wish and rewards the specific ask. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
658:Oh, don't let's ask for the moon. We've already got the stars. ~ Bette Davis,
659:People ask me why I write. I write to find out what I know. ~ Virginia Woolf,
660:The question you're not supposed to ask is the important one. ~ Mason Cooley,
661:The rainforests hold answers to questions we have yet to ask. ~ Mark Plotkin,
662:The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them. ~ Anton Chekhov,
663:To love or to have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. ~ Victor Hugo,
664:Vegetables are called 'specialty crops.' Don't ask me why. ~ Chellie Pingree,
665:We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
666:We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing. ~ Seneca the Younger,
667:When you knock, ask to see God — none of the servants. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
668:You don’t ask why clarity comes, you just hope it does.” Tim ~ Gregg Hurwitz,
669:You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions. ~ Mos Def,
670:You want to ask me about the fan again?
[Sarah Andrews] ~ Nicholas Sparks,
671:35. Men Ask for Directions (and Other Signs of the Apocalypse) ~ Rick Riordan,
672:Always touch a person's heart before you ask him for a hand. ~ John C Maxwell,
673:Ask the woman, she will tell you everything you need to know ~ Ina May Gaskin,
674:considered calling him to flat out ask if he was seeing anyone ~ Susan Hatler,
675:Do many guys ask you out twice?"
"Only the ones with balls. ~ Cath Crowley,
676:Do we ask what profit the little bird hopes for in singing? ~ Johannes Kepler,
677:Do you love me?" I ask.
In your hesitation, I found my answer. ~ Lang Leav,
678:Every time I ask her to explain her job, I forget to listen. ~ Liane Moriarty,
679:Good manners make any man a pleasure to be with. Ask any woman. ~ Peter Mayle,
680:Good that you ask. You should always ask, always have doubts. ~ Hermann Hesse,
681:I always ask myself: "Did I get one percent better today?" ~ Benson Henderson,
682:if love is the answer then I don't wanna ask the question ~ Ilsa Madden Mills,
683:if you ask me, law leads to order, not necessarily justice. ~ Lisa Scottoline,
684:I love when pictures ask questions or make others ask questions. ~ Jay Maisel,
685:I'm very good at daydreaming. Ask any of my schoolteachers. ~ Bruce Dickinson,
686:Instead of just asking 'How did I do?' ask 'How can I do more?' ~ Ron Kaufman,
687:It's been a wonderful career, I couldn't ask for anything more. ~ Brett Favre,
688:It’s bits of dead cow; don’t ask it to perform miracles. ~ Sarah Rees Brennan,
689:Jesus, Dante, how can you ask me that?” Magnus snapped. Yep, ~ Sloane Kennedy,
690:My wife is a sex object - every time I ask for sex, she objects. ~ Les Dawson,
691:Never ask a question if you don’t know the answer.
— Rhett ~ Rowena Cherry,
692:People ask me how I stay happy and sane: I never google myself. ~ Miley Cyrus,
693:People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
694:People often ask if it was calling. My answer always is yes. ~ Paul Kalanithi,
695:Settle for what you can get, but first ask for the World. ~ Diana Wynne Jones,
696:She is my hesitation when people ask me if I have a sister. ~ Kristina Haynes,
697:She knew he would give her anything—all she had to do was ask. ~ Sejal Badani,
698:Somehow I evolved into a person who ceased to ask permission. ~ Sonia Johnson,
699:The beauty of me is I'm always going to ask. I'll never not ask. ~ Kevin Hart,
700:The Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they. ~ Plutarch,
701:We have to be able to ask questions in order to answer them. ~ Edward Snowden,
702:WHEN SOMEONE SAYS, It’s the Squirrel, you don’t ask questions. ~ Rick Riordan,
703:When you ask people about love, they tell you about heartbreak. ~ Brene Brown,
704:Why are they sad and glad and bad? I do not know, go ask your dad. ~ Dr Seuss,
705:You can ask the Holy Spirit to change your perceptions. ~ Marianne Williamson,
706:Always ask for the truth. Just make sure the time is right. ~ Jessica Sorensen,
707:Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch. ~ Orson Welles,
708:Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. ~ John Stuart Mill,
709:because it is selfish to ask for more than what you already have. ~ Jay McLean,
710:Don’t ask what love can make or do!
Look at the colors of the world. ~ Rumi,
711:Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock, don't demand – relax. ~ Osho,
712:Don't wait for answers, just take your chances. Don't ask me why. ~ Billy Joel,
713:Do you speak Parseltongue?” I ask. “What?” His face screws up. ~ Tarryn Fisher,
714:Each poem leads you to the questions it makes sense to ask it. ~ Helen Vendler,
715:God doesn’t ask us to be successful, only faithful.”[7] ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
716:How can I love him, I ask, when I’m not even sure I love me yet? ~ Sara Raasch,
717:I ask every thinking man to show me what remains of life. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
718:I ask myself, 'why am I so lazy?' and am too lazy to reply. ~ Rose Wilder Lane,
719:I ask the Lord in Heaven above / What is this thing called Love? ~ Cole Porter,
720:I can answer the question, but am I bright enough to ask it?”) ~ John Brockman,
721:If you don't ask the right question, every answer seems wrong - ~ Ani DiFranco,
722:If you want to know how old a woman is . . . ask her sister-in-law. ~ E W Howe,
723:I'm a safety - I play free, strong, whatever you ask me to play. ~ Sean Taylor,
724:I need to learn to ask for help. Help is a gift.” There ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
725:In this world
when you ask of happiness
Pain steps forward ~ Guru Nanak,
726:It’s a lot harder to pull your head up and ask why. ~ David Heinemeier Hansson,
727:I used to ask for an easy life, now I ask to be strong. ~ William Kent Krueger,
728:I've never asked a girl out in my life, they have to ask me. ~ Michael Jackson,
729:Love doesn't ask why, speaks from the heart, and never explains. ~ Celine Dion,
730:Many like to ask the questions; few like to hear the answers. ~ Steve Maraboli,
731:Rather than demand whatever it takes, we ask, What will it take? ~ Jason Fried,
732:Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them. ~ Ralph W Gerard,
733:Should you ask me if I'm happy, I shall answer that I'm not. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
734:Some of us should learn to ask for bold things that require God. ~ Sam Roberts,
735:The only stupid question, my cullies, is the one you don't ask. ~ Stephen King,
736:There are two ways: ask yourself 'Who am I?' or submit. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
737:There are years that ask questions and years that answer. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
738:We are not on this planet to ask forgiveness of our deities ~ Scott Cunningham,
739:What is home? I wanted to ask. Haven’t I already come home? ~ Shawna Yang Ryan,
740:When friends ask for a second cup they are open to conversation. ~ Gail Parent,
741:When they ask how I died,” I said. “Tell them: Still Angry. ~ Richard K Morgan,
742:When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice ~ Saul Bellow,
743:when we give more to ourselves, we can ask more of ourselves. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
744:When you don't have to ask for permission innovation thrives. ~ Steven Johnson,
745:Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. ~ Anonymous,
746:You pray for yourself and just ask God to give you strength. ~ Benjamin Carson,
747:Ask for “pure-vegetarian, no-oil” meals or a fruit plate. On ~ John A McDougall,
748:Ask yourself this question: will this matter a year from now? ~ Richard Carlson,
749:Be well, Lark. Look kindly at yourself. That’s all I ask of you. ~ Sarina Bowen,
750:Don't ask for the task to be easy... just ask for it to be worth it ~ Jim Rohn,
751:Don't Ask Me Nothing About Nothing, I Just Might Tell You the Truth ~ Bob Dylan,
752:Fuck this. When life gets hard, ask Google. Google knows everything ~ Emma Hart,
753:Good that you ask -- you should always ask, always have doubts. ~ Hermann Hesse,
754:Heaven is full of answers for which nobody ever bothered to ask. ~ Billy Graham,
755:I always ask, why can't I be just like Cary Grant or something. ~ Aaron Eckhart,
756:If you ask me a question I don't know, I'm not going to answer it. ~ Yogi Berra,
757:If you're my bestfriend I shouldn't have to ask you to lie for me. ~ Kevin Hart,
758:I just want to be known as the greatest everis that too much to ask? ~ B J Penn,
759:In this world
when you ask for happiness
Pain steps forward ~ Guru Nanak,
760:Iron or glass? they'd ask.
She was neither.
She was steel. ~ Jay Kristoff,
761:I shall never ask, never refuse, nor ever resign an office. ~ George Washington,
762:It is one thing to ask questions; what do you do with the answers? ~ Teri Terry,
763:It's better to ask forgiveness than permission.
- Brom ~ Christopher Paolini,
764:Let us ask ourselves; "What kind of people do we think we are?" ~ Ronald Reagan,
765:Liberals don't ask 'Does it work?' They ask 'Does it equalize?' ~ Dennis Prager,
766:Or you just not ask her."
"You might as well slit my throat. ~ Dee Henderson,
767:People only ask questions when they're ready to hear the answers. ~ John Irving,
768:That’s it? Of all the things you could ask, that’s the one thing? ~ Celia Aaron,
769:The highest price we can pay for anything; is to ask it. ~ Walter Savage Landor,
770:Time and circumstances change us...and it is pointless to ask why. ~ Doug Dorst,
771:We are not on this planet to ask forgiveness of our deities. ~ Scott Cunningham,
772:We have to ask ourselves what kind of world we want to live in. ~ Jacque Fresco,
773:When I ask questions I'm genuinely curious and trying to learn. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
774:When little girls ask too many questions their tongues drop off! ~ Bapsi Sidhwa,
775:When the time comes, they won't ask what kind of a Jew you are. ~ Norman Mailer,
776:When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. ~ Saul Bellow,
777:When we ask God to move a mountain, God may give us a shovel. ~ Shane Claiborne,
778:You can’t always get what you want. But don’t be afraid to ask. ~ Penelope Ward,
779:You’re a wish I never dared ask for, everything I ever wanted. ~ Harper Kincaid,
780:You want to ask me about the fan again?"

Sarah Andrews ~ Nicholas Sparks,
781:Alabama soldiers, all I ask of you is to keep up with the Texans! ~ Robert E Lee,
782:ask. “I don’t attend church,” she said, “if that’s what you mean. ~ Ania Ahlborn,
783:Ask me if I sparkle and I’ll kill you where you stand.” (Bones) ~ Jeaniene Frost,
784:Ask yourself this question: 'Will this matter a year from now? ~ Richard Carlson,
785:Ask youself: "Am I loving as deeply as I am capable of loving?" ~ Frederick Lenz,
786:Aunt Claire, may I ask you a question?” “Ask away, young Jedi. ~ Jeanne Birdsall,
787:Cosmic Ordering is like an echo! What you ask for comes back. ~ Stephen Richards,
788:don't ask me a lot of questions if you don't like the answers ~ Ernest Hemingway,
789:"Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock, don't demand – relax." ~ Osho,
790:Do you love me?" I ask.

In your hesitation I found my answer. ~ Lang Leav,
791:God can handle our questions, but we must never ask them arrogantly. ~ Anonymous,
792:Happiness is the province of those who ask few questions. ~ Christopher Buehlman,
793:I ask to live a worker; otherwise I will die a warrior. ~ Pierre Joseph Proudhon,
794:I can’t ask for a better you. You, however, deserve a better me. ~ Adhitya Mulya,
795:If I make one last prayer I ask that your god grant me an enemy. ~ Louis L Amour,
796:If we have the audacity to ask, God has the ability to perform. ~ Steven Furtick,
797:If you ask for a memory and they tell you a story, they're lying ~ Sophie Hannah,
798:If you respected someone, then you had to ask something of them. ~ Eric Greitens,
799:If you will not die for us, you cannot ask us to die for you. ~ Jacqueline Carey,
800:I thought you wanted to go."
"I wanted you to ask me to stay. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
801:It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission. ~ Rebecca Stead,
802:It’s easy to find a needle in a haystack! Ask the hays to find it! ~ Robin Sloan,
803:It was safer to walk softly, and surer to ask instead of telling. ~ Stephen King,
804:People ask me why I don't tweet. Honestly, I'm so sick of myself. ~ Blake Lively,
805:Sister, I won't ask for forgiveness, my sins are all I have. ~ Bruce Springsteen,
806:Sometimes the most simplistic questions are the hardest to ask. ~ Colleen Hoover,
807:The heart doesn’t ask for permission to feel things. It simply feels. ~ L J Shen,
808:The only way to get what we want from life is to ask for it.” I ~ Patricia Engel,
809:The thirst that from the soul doth rise, Doth ask a drink divine. ~ George Eliot,
810:To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem. ~ Carl Jung,
811:To be everywhere at once is to be nowhere forever, if you ask me. ~ Edward Abbey,
812:We find what we expect to find, and we receive what we ask for. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
813:When do we ask the Sierra Club to pick up the tab for this leak? ~ Rush Limbaugh,
814:Why do we ask the important questions after they've been answered? ~ Thomas King,
815:All I ask is that you accept a letter from me,” he said. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
816:All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy. ~ Spike Milligan,
817:Are you the one hiring?” I ask him. “If you’re the one applying. ~ Colleen Hoover,
818:Ask for me to-morrow, and you 95 shall find me a grave man. ~ William Shakespeare,
819:Ask your angel to console and assist you in your last moments. ~ Saint John Bosco,
820:Coffe and breakfast with friends. What more could a girl ask for. ~ Diana Rowland,
821:Don't ask me for promises until I know what I am promising. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
822:Do you pray?” I ask him.
“Doesn't everybody pray sometime? ~ Miranda Kenneally,
823:Eli, I need to ask you something-” “Yes, Mav. The answer is yes. ~ Sloane Kennedy,
824:Every time I ask her to explain her job, I forget to listen. Her ~ Liane Moriarty,
825:Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing. ~ Ayn Rand,
826:I ask no other epitaph on my tomb but "'SHE TRIED TO FOLLOW TRUTH. ~ Annie Besant,
827:I ask you to believe nothing that you cannot verify for yourself. ~ G I Gurdjieff,
828:If you ask a hundred people, they all give you different answers. ~ Lenny Kravitz,
829:I hear if you want magic done,' he said, 'you ask a magician. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
830:It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. ~ Anonymous,
831:It's a mistake to ask a work of art to be all things to all people. ~ David Salle,
832:It's easier to ask for money from the poor than from the wealthy. ~ Anton Chekhov,
833:Note to self: never ask this man if a dress makes me look fat. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
834:Poor light,” he said. “Three bloody years at f8, if you ask me. ~ Terry Pratchett,
835:the more it looks like Queer Street, the less I ask." "A ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
836:The more you ask certain questions, the more dangerous they become. ~ Elie Wiesel,
837:The most important question anyone can ask is: What myth am I living? ~ Carl Jung,
838:This I ask, is it not madness to kill thyself in order to escape death? ~ Martial,
839:We cannot ask others to do what we have not done ourselves. ~ Christiana Figueres,
840:"What's so unpleasant about being drunk?" "Ask a glass of water." ~ Douglas Adams,
841:You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience. ~ Victor Hugo,
842:You can't keep dancing with the devil and ask why you're still in hell. ~ Unknown,
843:Zander stared him down. “I’ve always been an asshole. Ask anybody. ~ Karina Bliss,
844:After you've taken so much trouble to set up recorder, you ask me now? ~ E L James,
845:All we ask is to be allowed to remain the writers of our own story. ~ Atul Gawande,
846:And what about you, Frannie? he wanted to ask. Who will save you? ~ Lorraine Heath,
847:Ask whatever questions you want, but remember, I may not answer. ~ Haruki Murakami,
848:Believe what your heart tells you when you ask, “Does this spark joy? ~ Marie Kond,
849:Don't ask permission. If it does not work, you can apologize later. ~ Paulo Coelho,
850:Don't bother to examine a folly-ask yourself only what it accomplishes. ~ Ayn Rand,
851:Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock, don't demand - relax. ~ Rajneesh,
852:Even a clown can get away with murder, Justine. Ask John Wayne Gacy. ~ Jordan Dane,
853:If you ask the wrong question, of course, you get the wrong answer. ~ Amory Lovins,
854:If you don't want a sarcastic answer, don't ask a stupid question ~ Colleen Hoover,
855:If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
856:I just had a wonderful life, and I couldn't ask for anything else. ~ Mavis Staples,
857:In a Pyongyang restaurant, don't ever ask for a doggie bag. ~ Christopher Hitchens,
858:I never ask myself how I do what I do. After all, how does it rain? ~ Pearl Bailey,
859:I seldom ask questions of men, as they are not fond of gossip. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
860:I try to lead a life where I don't have to ask God for forgiveness. ~ Pope Francis,
861:I was only glad to be saved and never once thought to ask why. ~ Jennifer Donnelly,
862:Liesel was tempted to ask her the meaning, but it never eventuated. ~ Markus Zusak,
863:Not every hour is equal. Ask an insomniac how long the night is. ~ Teresa Driscoll,
864:People ask, 'What's the best role you've ever played?' The next one. ~ Kevin Kline,
865:The author of true, real and rare wisdom is God; ask Him! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
866:The first rule when you are in a hole is to ask for a hand out! ~ Stephen Richards,
867:The trivial round, the common task,Would furnish all we ought to ask. ~ John Keble,
868:The world was amoral. To be idealistic was to ask to be blindsided, ~ Alan Russell,
869:"To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem." ~ Carl Jung,
870:“To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.” ~ Carl Jung,
871:We are divine enough to ask and we are important enough to receive. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
872:We ask that (other countries) do not interfere in our regulation. ~ Vladimir Putin,
873:We only have so long to play in the dirt and ask questions of rivers. ~ John Green,
874:We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need? ~ Lee Iacocca,
875:What are we fighting for? Don't ask me I don't give a damn. ~ Country Joe McDonald,
876:What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"
"Ask a glass of water! ~ Douglas Adams,
877:When all else fails, ask yourself how you can help people more. ~ Chris Guillebeau,
878:When one has a text to question, it is irrelevant to ask the author. ~ Umberto Eco,
879:When people ask me what my religion is, I say it's the Arsenal. ~ Marcus du Sautoy,
880:When people ask what's on my iPod, it's the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. ~ Jon Schmidt,
881:When you get what you want you don't ask why and forget how. ~ Lawrence Schoonover,
882:Will punk rock ever die? Pal, if you have to ask it's dead to you. ~ Henry Rollins,
883:You ate it up and you didn't ask for more, and you didn't complain. ~ Markus Zusak,
884:You have to ask yourself how you can become the best you can be. ~ Marieke Nijkamp,
885:America has to ask itself not what it wants, but what it can afford. ~ Richard Lamm,
886:Ask, believing you have already received, And you shall receive ~ Genevieve Behrend,
887:Ask not that the journey be easy; ask instead that it be worth it. ~ John F Kennedy,
888:At night, you should never ask a girl for her name before she asks first. ~ Roosh V,
889:Don't Ask Me Nothing About Nothing,
I Just Might Tell You the Truth ~ Bob Dylan,
890:For once I was satisfied, which is really all anyone can ask for. ~ Olen Steinhauer,
891:His name is Boreas?” Leo had to ask. “What is he, the God of Boring? ~ Rick Riordan,
892:I ask for a lot of advice from different fathers - all kinds of dads. ~ Hank Azaria,
893:I ask myself more questions than Hamlet as I ponder which shoes to wear ~ Eva Gabor,
894:I design like I breathe. You don't ask to breathe. It just happens ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
895:I do not ask for my rights. I have no rights. I have only wrongs. ~ Caroline Norton,
896:If Ali says a mosquito can pull a plow, don't ask how. Hitch him up. ~ Muhammad Ali,
897:If God wanted us to ask questions, he would have made us men. ~ Monica Denise Brown,
898:If someone were to ask, I’d probably admit to being a lazy killer. ~ Pepper Winters,
899:I had rather men should ask why my statue is not set up, than why it is. ~ Plutarch,
900:I just have to ask whether acceptance—or change—is required. ~ Alcoholics Anonymous,
901:I’m going to pass a law that no one can ask me my golf score. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
902:I'm not going to ask you to carry this too, if you can't carry it. ~ Liane Moriarty,
903:I'm tired of being labelled anti-American because I ask questions. ~ Susan Sarandon,
904:Is it too much to ask for decent transportation during one’s lifetime? ~ John Boyne,
905:It’s a lot easier to ask a woman’s forgiveness than her permission. ~ Dennis Lehane,
906:It's not polite to ask if a man has a big salami in his pants, okay? ~ Kevin Hearne,
907:I will do everything they ask of me, but I refuse to let them break me. ~ Anonymous,
908:Learning to pause and ask questions turns experience into insight. ~ John C Maxwell,
909:Madam, you ask me how I compose. I compose sitting down. ~ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky,
910:No, she says the only way to get the facts is to ask the questions ~ Colleen Hoover,
911:Pa, I can't ask her to marry me until I have a way to care for her. ~ Gerald N Lund,
912:Please don't ask me any questions about the politics of 30 years ago. ~ Helen Reddy,
913:Repetition is not failure. Ask the waves, ask the leaves, ask the wind. ~ Mark Nepo,
914:*** Teacher: Now class, whatever I ask, I want you to all answer at once. ~ Various,
915:What did I want? I wanted the war to be over so I could ask her out. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
916:What I want is a hug, but I don't want to have to ask for it. ~ Sarah Lyons Fleming,
917:What’s so unpleasant about being drunk?” “You ask a glass of water. ~ Douglas Adams,
918:When he buys his ties he has to ask if gin will make them run. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
919:You are only allowed to ask questions if I give you questions to ask. ~ Noah Cicero,
920:You've been busy, he said.
Want something done, ask a busy person. ~ Tim Winton,
921:After all, her motto is "Better to ask for forgiveness than permission. ~ Anna Banks,
922:All I ask, Madam, is to share with thee a common center of gravity. ~ James K Morrow,
923:Ask courageous questions. Do not be satisfied with superficial answers. ~ Carl Sagan,
924:Ask yourself, what are the values that I wish to live my life by? ~ Travis Bradberry,
925:A year could pass be­tween her ask­ing a ques­tion and my an­swer. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
926:Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it. ~ John Lubbock,
927:Do not ask your future, or you will forget to live in your present. ~ Nalo Hopkinson,
928:Don't ask for the truth, boy, unless you're ready to hear it. ~ Cinda Williams Chima,
929:Don't be afraid to ask for help or advice. You'll catch up soon enough. ~ Marc Brown,
930:Don't bother trying to guilt me. Ask my other. It doesn't work. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
931:He must content himself with little and never ask for more than he has. ~ Baha-ullah,
932:How can I ask anyone to love me when all I do is beg to be left alone? ~ Fiona Apple,
933:I ask for help. I tell Life what I want, and then I allow it to happen. ~ Louise Hay,
934:I ask God all sorts of questions, but only science ever answers back. ~ Sarah Noffke,
935:I ask myself how I can exist in two such different worlds in one day. ~ Paulo Coelho,
936:I did ask Matt Damon for his autograph - and I got a picture, too! ~ Vanessa Hudgens,
937:I'd love for someone to ask me about comedic technique and choices. ~ Hari Kondabolu,
938:If God wanted us to ask questions, he would have made us men (page 80). ~ Monica Ali,
939:If you ask 10 nomes to push four will pull and two will say pardon ~ Terry Pratchett,
940:If you ask me, reincarnation is just another way to procrastinate. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
941:If you don't ask me questions, I can't give you an untrue answer. ~ Oliver Goldsmith,
942:If you have to ask, you’ll never know. If you know, you need only ask. ~ J K Rowling,
943:In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer. ~ Oscar Wilde,
944:It is better to ask for an apology than to ask for permission. ~ Christopher Paolini,
945:It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. ~ Grace Hopper,
946:Maybe real love is being able to ask, Do I have greens in my teeth? ~ Francine Prose,
947:Men ask the way to Cold Mountain, Cold Mountain: there's no through trail. ~ Hanshan,
948:My voice hitches. "Is this the part where I ask you to choose me? ~ Victoria Aveyard,
949:Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
950:oh my prepared for him who knows how to ask questions ~ William Paul Young,
951:people who don’t ask too many questions give the best consolation. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
952:Solutions to problems often come from knowing when to ask for help. ~ Buck Brannaman,
953:Sometimes it’s the suffering we don’t ask for that means the most. ~ J Leigh Bralick,
954:The time will come when winter will ask what you were doing all summer. ~ Henry Clay,
955:Well, how do I know that they don't know the answer unless I ask? ~ Orson Scott Card,
956:We've tended to forget that no computer will ever ask a new question. ~ Grace Hopper,
957:What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself. ~ Seneca,
958:When we don't ask for what we want and need, we discount ourselves. ~ Melody Beattie,
959:Which of you us do you think legitimately needs to ask her for help? ~ Richelle Mead,
960:With Cosmic Ordering you can keep your luxuries and ask for more. ~ Stephen Richards,
961:Words are intimacy she won’t allow and he would not dare ask for. ~ Melina Marchetta,
962:You ask any person in the U.S. and they know who Mary Lou Retton is. ~ Nastia Liukin,
963:You can ask whatever you want, doesn't mean I'm going to answer. ~ Chelsea M Cameron,
964:You didn't answer my question."
"You did not ask the right question. ~ C L Wilson,
965:And I no longer ask for all the solitude in the world, but for time. ~ Roberto Bola o,
966:And what is religion, you might ask. It's a technology of living. ~ Toni Cade Bambara,
967:And when they ask us what we're doing, you can say, We're remembering. ~ Ray Bradbury,
968:As a citizen, you have a duty to ask what is true and what is false. ~ Tom Hiddleston,
969:Ask me for it rough and raw, just the way I want to give it to you. ~ Victoria Ashley,
970:Ask the right questions if you're going to find the right answers. ~ Vanessa Redgrave,
971:Best not to ask "What is it?" until you finish rolling in it. ~ Francesco Marciuliano,
972:Breathe. Ask. Love. If you can’t love your enemy, love yourself. Soon ~ Martha N Beck,
973:Can I ask you something?
Boxers. Briefs exacerbate my claustrophobia. ~ Alex Adams,
974:Don't ask yourself what you did wrong; ask yourself what you did right. ~ John Kessel,
975:If you ask me, flowers are like men … The bigger the dumber! ~ Louis Ferdinand C line,
976:If you ask that question again ma'am, I will have to ask you your age ~ Shahrukh Khan,
977:If you bother to ask someone’s advice, then bother to listen to it. ~ Sophie Kinsella,
978:I'll never ask you
to be anything other
than exactly you. ~ Tyler Knott Gregson,
979:I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions. ~ Lou Holtz,
980:I never took much, I never asked for your crutch, Now don't ask for mine. ~ Bob Dylan,
981:I shouldn't have to ask for your permission for me to put you in my lie! ~ Kevin Hart,
982:I will no longer ask for more than you have freely given or can give. ~ Robert Hayden,
983:Judge your neighbor, write it down. Ask four questions, turn it around. ~ Byron Katie,
984:Only ask and you will get what you are needing, the rest is up to you. ~ Eric Clapton,
985:People ask me if I could fly, I said, 'yeah....' for a little while. ~ Michael Jordan,
986:preferring actual ignorance to the appearance of it, he did not ask. ~ Sheri S Tepper,
987:Saturn doesn’t ask us to give up our dreams, only to make them real. ~ Steven Forrest,
988:Successful people ask for the criticism of others and consider its merit. ~ Ray Dalio,
989:Surrender comes when you no longer ask, “Why is this happening to me? ~ Eckhart Tolle,
990:The answers are all out there, we just need to ask the right questions. ~ Oscar Wilde,
991:The hallmark of a deep explanation is that it answers more than you ask ~ Max Tegmark,
992:The impulse to ask questions is among the more primitive human lusts. ~ Rose Macaulay,
993:Undoubtedly we have no questions to ask which are unanswerable. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
994:We do not know what is being done in our name. Worse, we do not ask. ~ Ben Ehrenreich,
995:we don’t ask what works, we simply gravitate to what sounds miraculous. ~ Tim Harford,
996:Well, I guess I can wait two weeks then." "for what?" "to ask her out ~ Richelle Mead,
997:When people ask me what my motivation is, I have a simple answer: money. ~ Jerry Reed,
998:When we don’t ask clearly for the sale, the customer senses weakness. ~ Donald Miller,
999:Why do they always ask for words? Why do they ever believe them? ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1000:Work needed doing, and he could help. What more could anyone ask for? ~ Cory Doctorow,
1001:"You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light." ~ Sogyal Rinpoche,
1002:You’ll have to ask him in the next life,” said Sol tiredly. “He’s dead. ~ Dan Simmons,
1003:After all, the reporters are the ones who get to ask the questions. ~ David Folkenflik,
1004:A person doesn't ask permission to fall in love; not even of themselves. ~ Ann Rinaldi,
1005:ask once, ask twice if you must, but for God's sake don't ask three times. ~ Lee Child,
1006:Ask Osama bin Laden is he is better off now than he was four years ago. ~ John F Kerry,
1007:Ask to know what you are born to do. Follow the compass of joy. ~ Barbara Marx Hubbard,
1008:Ask yourself what you will care about when everything is on the line. ~ James C Dobson,
1009:Can I ask you about Caroline Mathers?" "And you say there's no afterlife. ~ John Green,
1010:Delaney grinned. ‘I was hoping you’d ask. I need one of your Russian ~ Rachel Amphlett,
1011:Don’t ask about my past,” he says firmly. “And never expect a future. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1012:Don't ask a man what is important to him. Watch how he spends his time ~ Dale Carnegie,
1013:Don't ask 'Should I ...?'. Instead, 'Ask what happens if I ...?' ~ John Paul Caponigro,
1014:God is going to ask you the same question every day. Do you trust him? ~ Chuck Missler,
1015:God orders what we cannot do, that we may know what we ought to ask him. ~ John Calvin,
1016:If you ask me about women's lib, I say I don't even know what that is. ~ Richard Pryor,
1017:In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty. ~ Pierre de Coubertin,
1018:It can be dangerous to ask a question when you already know the answer. ~ Alice Feeney,
1019:It is vain to ask of the gods what man is capable of supplying for himself. ~ Epicurus,
1020:I wanted to ask him which whore in line was his friend, but I didn't. ~ Mariana Zapata,
1021:I worked in a pet store and people would ask how big I would get. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
1022:Jesus did not ask us to believe that he would be raised from the dead. ~ Robert W Funk,
1023:Just so you understand; he's using a scene from Buffy to ask me out!!!! ~ Jenn Cooksey,
1024:Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. ~ Rumi,
1025:Let us ask our suppliers to come and help us to solve our problems. ~ W Edwards Deming,
1026:Love simply is. [...] Love and don't ask too many questions. Just love. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1027:Man discovers his own wealth when God comes to ask gifts of him. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
1028:Mommy said I shouldn’t talk to you if you ask me questions about her. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1029:My advice to young people is ask older people questions and don't be afraid. ~ Chuck D,
1030:One of the biggest defects in life is the inability to ask for help. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
1031:Praying is the time to ask and meditating is the time to listen. ~ Gabrielle Bernstein,
1032:Surrender comes when you no longer ask, 'Why is this happening to me?' ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1033:The only reason I can ask my next question is because it's dark. ~ Sarah Lyons Fleming,
1034:The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath, just ask Led Zeppelin. ~ Mark Tufo,
1035:The question not many ask is: why are the laws of physics like they are? ~ Paul Davies,
1036:There is no direct evidence, so how could you ask me to believe in God. ~ Jodie Foster,
1037:To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery. ~ John Churton Collins,
1038:Too often we just do what makes sense to us and ask God to bless it. ~ Shane Claiborne,
1039:We always ask where the time went. We never ask where it's coming from. ~ James Lileks,
1040:When I have a problem, I write it down and ask St Joseph to sleep on it ~ Pope Francis,
1041:When we hear a house has fallen do we ask if the ceiling fell with it? ~ Chinua Achebe,
1042:You ask what the aim is? I tell you it is victory - total victory. ~ Winston Churchill,
1043:You may ask any question. Some, however, must be answered by silence ~ Neal Shusterman,
1044:Your way of not bothering looks exactly like bothering, if you ask me. ~ Theodora Goss,
1045:You surpise me, because people nearly always force you to ask, don't they? ~ Jean Rhys,
1046:Anyone who has to ask about the annual upkeep of a yacht can't afford one. ~ J P Morgan,
1047:Anything. I'll do anything you ask me to, so long as you're shirtless. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1048:Ask the right questions, and the answers will always reveal themselves. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
1049:As you go down the path of life, ask whats true. Not who else believes it. ~ Bill Maher,
1050:A true friend never asks of you what they know you would never ask of them. ~ Alan Carr,
1051:A wise man never regrets the questions he asks. Only the ones he didn’t ask. ~ Ted Bell,
1052:Don’t ask for it, go out and earn it. Do that, and you’ll be rewarded. ~ Lauren Landish,
1053:Don't ask permission to be happy. Don't beg for forgiveness. Just do it. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1054:Don't insist on going where you think you want to go. Ask the way to the spring. ~ Rumi,
1055:Freedom is coming to mean little more than the right to ask permission. ~ Joseph Sobran,
1056:God cares about every area of our lives, and God wants us to ask for help. ~ Ben Carson,
1057:How can I ask anyone to love me
when all I do is beg to be left alone? ~ Fiona Apple,
1058:I ask one thing: I ask the right to hope and suffer as I do now." Vronsky ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1059:I can't ask for more out of life, and the more I learn, the less I know. ~ Tony Bennett,
1060:If you don't ask for what you need, the need will keep getting bigger. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
1061:I’ll give you whatever you want, Olivia. All you have to do is ask me. ~ Sawyer Bennett,
1062:I look at myself in the mirror and ask, "What are your demands, Reality Boy? ~ A S King,
1063:I never ask anyone for anything. I've just not been brought up like that. ~ Katie Price,
1064:I never ask myself if it’s worth it, and that’s how I know it is. ~ Karen Maezen Miller,
1065:I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated. ~ Chief Joseph,
1066:I pay editors. I never ask friends or colleagues to work for free. ~ Rigoberto Gonzalez,
1067:It is always dangerous when your enemy has a sense of humor. Ask Batman. ~ Ian McDonald,
1068:It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers. ~ James Thurber,
1069:It is extravagance to ask of others what can be procured by oneself. ~ Seneca: Epistles,
1070:I told him that if one had to ask which, it generally meant neither. ~ Mary Ann Shaffer,
1071:Mercutio: Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. ~ William Shakespeare,
1072:Most people are so busy living they neglect to take the time to ask why. ~ Gene Simmons,
1073:Nobody in my family is fancy at all. They never even ask for sprinkles. ~ Jane O Connor,
1074:Of course, if you ask, nobody was there when they torched the churches. ~ Javier Cercas,
1075:Oh Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars. - Now, Voyager ~ Bette Davis,
1076:People often ask me how I make things funny. I don't make things funny. ~ Richard Russo,
1077:The first thing I do in any town I come to is ask if it has a bookstore. ~ Robert Frost,
1078:The most frightening monsters are monsters’ mothers. Just ask Beowulf. ~ William Ritter,
1079:The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1080:The smart ones ask when they don't know. And, sometimes, when they do. ~ Malcolm Forbes,
1081:The world could do with a good deal more mess, if you ask me," he said. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
1082:Those who truly love us will never knowingly ask us to be other than we are ~ Mark Nepo,
1083:Was that an insult?’ ‘If you have to ask, then indeedy-do, it was. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
1084:When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose? ~ Don Marquis,
1085:You ask me if I can forgive myself? I can forgive myself for many things. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1086:You ask yourself when you’ll learn, and the answer is always,
“Tomorrow. ~ Kris Kidd,
1087:You don't need to use the language of God to ask where the restrooms are. ~ Etgar Keret,
1088:You mustn't ask too much of human endurance, one must be merciful. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1089:You're not gonna give somebody more money if they don't ask for it. ~ Jennifer Lawrence,
1090:You will never know what the meaning of Jazz is if ask what it means. ~ Louis Armstrong,
1091:As you go down the path of life, ask what's true, not who else believes it! ~ Bill Maher,
1092:Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
1093:But Tolkien doesn't ask the question: What was Aragorn's tax policy? ~ George R R Martin,
1094:Don't ask, How will I climb the mountain, just climb the mountain. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1095:God will either give you what you ask, or something far better. ~ Robert Murray M Cheyne,
1096:How we ask the question is extremely important to how we find the answer. ~ C K Prahalad,
1097:I always wanted to ask people: “Are you in love? What are you reading? ~ Fran oise Sagan,
1098:I ask you sir, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people. ~ George Mason,
1099:I ask you to kill my father for the crime of bringing me into existence. ~ Dexter Palmer,
1100:If I had one wish I would ask for a big enough ass for the whole world to kiss. ~ Eminem,
1101:If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask someone else first. ~ Kurt Cobain,
1102:If you want to know how someone really feels, you almost never have to ask. ~ Megan Hart,
1103:I got rhythm, I got music, I got my man- Who could ask for anything more? ~ Ira Gershwin,
1104:I have the happiness of a passing moment, and what more can mortal ask? ~ George Gissing,
1105:I love the earth. If you ask me it's the greatest planet in the world. ~ Stephen Colbert,
1106:In this world, you get what you ask for; you just have to ask correctly. So ~ Chris Voss,
1107:I rarely ask for suggestions, because, when I do, people tend to make them. ~ K J Parker,
1108:I remember a couple of instrumental albums, just don't ask the names. ~ Big Jim Sullivan,
1109:I said I didn't want to run for president. I didn't ask you to believe me. ~ Mario Cuomo,
1110:(...) juries should ask not "Is he guilty?" but rather "Is he dangerous? ~ Julian Barnes,
1111:Mention me when they ask you what happened. I am everywhere under your feet. ~ Luc Sante,
1112:People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1113:People ask whether there is Hell. Yes, there is Hell: Hate is Hell! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1114:story. (And anyway, Lori doesn’t ask “why” questions. She’s only ~ Christina Baker Kline,
1115:That’s all I ask of you. When you start to sink, let me rescue you. ~ William Paul Young,
1116:The ability to ask questions is the greatest resource in learning the truth. ~ Carl Jung,
1117:The bastard even refused to watch E.T.! Who doesn’t love E.T., I ask you? ~ Ernest Cline,
1118:The question I ask myself like almost everyday is 'Am I doing the most ~ Mark Zuckerberg,
1119:There are many questions which fools can ask that wise men cannot answer. ~ George Polya,
1120:There's no way you ask Sean Penn a question and then, you're gonna be HUGE ! ~ Louis C K,
1121:They ask, how could this happen here? Well. How could it not happen here? ~ Jodi Picoult,
1122:They just knew. And I think that's all you can ever ask from a friend. ~ Stephen Chbosky,
1123:unable to get out of my head. I haven’t said anything to Adam. I don’t ask ~ Stacey Lynn,
1124:What did it mean to be crazy? Perhaps she should ask one of the lunatics. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1125:When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?' ~ Don Marquis,
1126:When one has to ask, "Am I really in love?" the answer is always "No". ~ Arthur C Clarke,
1127:You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back. ~ Wayne Dyer,
1128:You ask me if I have a God complex? Let me tell you something — I am God. ~ Alec Baldwin,
1129:3“Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me! ~ Anonymous,
1130:All I ask is that we compare human consciousness with spirochete ecology. ~ Lynn Margulis,
1131:Ask for an omen, then stone it when it comes -- de essentia hominum. ~ Walter M Miller Jr,
1132:Ask yourself: 'Do I feel the need to laminate?' Then teaching is for you. ~ Gordon Korman,
1133:Can I ask you about Caroline Mathers?"
"And you say there's no afterlife. ~ John Green,
1134:Do not ask God the way to heaven; he will show you the hardest one. ~ Stanis aw Jerzy Lec,
1135:Don't ask for a cig' - I'm so self-centered, I won't even share this cancer. ~ Joe Budden,
1136:Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. ~ Unknown,
1137:God orders what we cannot do, that we may know what we ought to ask of him. ~ John Calvin,
1138:Go see old virgins! Now ask a strange boy out, you shy, Retarded thing! ~ Maureen Johnson,
1139:Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know. ~ William Shakespeare,
1140:I am the only being whose doom no tongue would ask, no eye would mourn. ~ Charlotte Bront,
1141:I ask people impertinent questions. Hopefully turning up pertinent answers. ~ Jim Butcher,
1142:If people want to know the truth, why don't they just come to me and ask? ~ Janet Jackson,
1143:If you have to ask if a clothing item is a dress or a top, it is always a top. ~ Tim Gunn,
1144:I shall ask forgiveness for having fed on lies.

- Farewell ~ Arthur Rimbaud,
1145:I've learned it's always easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission. ~ Dan Morrison,
1146:I will ask you again. Are you mad?
Well, that is the rumor, isn't it? ~ Ronda Thompson,
1147:Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises. ~ Mason Cooley,
1148:much in it,’ said Paul, pushing the broadsheet across. ‘You don’t ask me ~ Winston Graham,
1149:Now, let me ask you this. Who killed the girls? The dragon? Or their father? ~ E Lockhart,
1150:Often our resources are limited only by the questions we ask ourselves. ~ Anthony Robbins,
1151:People don’t think to ask for anything. They don’t want to be told no. ~ Sophfronia Scott,
1152:People will ask, 'Are you famous?' And I always answer, 'My mother thinks so.' ~ Yo Yo Ma,
1153:Science, freedom, beauty, adventure: what more could you ask of life? ~ Charles Lindbergh,
1154:stories make you think and dream; books make you want to ask questions ~ Michael Morpurgo,
1155:The exception is I'm not going away. Don't ask me to do that ever again. ~ Tammara Webber,
1156:The goal for me is to pull in the reader and to have them ask questions. ~ Lynsey Addario,
1157:The one question you can't ask is, "Is this feature actually good or not?" ~ Emmett Shear,
1158:The technophile and the technophobe ask the same question. What's next? ~ Luciano Floridi,
1159:The way to keep yourself from making assumptions is to ask questions. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
1160:True love is not only blind, but too gallant to ask a lady's age. ~ George Horace Lorimer,
1161:We born dyin'...But you ask a man an' he talk like he gonna live forevah. ~ Walter Mosley,
1162:What is grace? I know until you ask me; when you ask me, I do not know. ~ Saint Augustine,
1163:You ask what a nice girl will do? She won't give an inch, but she won't say no. ~ Martial,
1164:You cannot simply ask whether people look like their demon grandfather! ~ Cassandra Clare,
1165:You have to be willing to ask questions that almost no one else would ask. ~ Samantha Bee,
1166:Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. ~ Erica Jong,
1167:Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. ~ Erica Jong,
1168:Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1169:Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1170:Ask me again when you're inside me, and I might even whisper the truth. ~ Aleksandr Voinov,
1171:Ask me,” I say quietly. I smile tenderly. “I guarantee I’m going to say yes. ~ Lily Morton,
1172:Ask me nothings as yet. When we have breakfast, then I answer all questions. ~ Bram Stoker,
1173:Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth. ~ Saint Francis of Assisi,
1174:Ask you what provocation I have had? The strong antipathy of good to bad. ~ Alexander Pope,
1175:Before I built a wall I'd ask to know what I was walling in or walling out. ~ Robert Frost,
1176:can walk the walk, but please don’t ask me to jog the jog or run the run. ~ Lani Lynn Vale,
1177:Consciously put your attention in the heart and ask your heart what to do. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1178:For any particular thing, ask: What is it in itself? What is its nature? ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1179:God does not ask people to behave in order to be saved, but to believe. ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
1180:Go to your bosom; Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know. ~ William Shakespeare,
1181:How do you become an adult in a society that doesn’t ask for sacrifice? ~ Sebastian Junger,
1182:I ask of cinema what most North Americans ask of psychedelic drugs. ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky,
1183:I ask one thing: I ask the right to hope and suffer as I do now."
Vronsky ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1184:I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth, and not ruled by it. ~ Pope Francis,
1185:I design for myself and the first question I ask is, 'Would I wear it?' ~ Claudia Schiffer,
1186:I didn’t tell the story to ask for help because I knew there was no help. ~ China Mi ville,
1187:I do not ask for my music to be interpreted, but only for it to be played. ~ Maurice Ravel,
1188:I don't ask for an apology because it's only tomorrow's fish-and-chip paper. ~ Tracey Emin,
1189:I don’t ask for much. I should ask for a lot, then maybe I might get some. ~ Henry Rollins,
1190:If I am not elected, I imagine that I will ask Harvard to let me back. ~ Michael Ignatieff,
1191:If someone claims to have free will, ask them, free from precisely what? ~ Peter J Carroll,
1192:If we learn to say we're sorry and ask forgiveness, the marriage will last. ~ Pope Francis,
1193:If you ask, "Am I my brother's keeper?" The answer is, "You are. ~ William Randolph Hearst,
1194:If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing. ~ W Edwards Deming,