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BOOKS
Enchiridion_text
Full_Circle
General_Principles_of_Kabbalah
Guru_Bhakti_Yoga
Heart_of_Matter
Hundred_Thousand_Songs_of_Milarepa
Letters_on_Occult_Meditation
Letters_On_Yoga
Letters_On_Yoga_III
Letters_On_Yoga_IV
Liber_157_-_The_Tao_Teh_King
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
My_Burning_Heart
On_Thoughts_And_Aphorisms
Plotinus_-_Complete_Works_Vol_01
Process_and_Reality
Savitri
the_Book
The_Categories
The_Divine_Companion
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Essential_Songs_of_Milarepa
The_Heros_Journey
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Republic
The_Seals_of_Wisdom
The_Study_and_Practice_of_Yoga
The_Tarot_of_Paul_Christian
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History
The_Way_of_Perfection
The_Wit_and_Wisdom_of_Alfred_North_Whitehead
The_Yoga_Sutras
Thought_Power
Toward_the_Future
Twilight_of_the_Idols

IN CHAPTERS TITLE

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
0.00a_-_Introduction
0.00_-_INTRODUCTION
0.00_-_The_Book_of_Lies_Text
0.00_-_THE_GOSPEL_PREFACE
0.00_-_The_Wellspring_of_Reality
0.01_-_Letters_from_the_Mother_to_Her_Son
0.01_-_Life_and_Yoga
0.02_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.06_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Sadhak
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
01.10_-_Principle_and_Personality
01.11_-_Aldous_Huxley:_The_Perennial_Philosophy
01.11_-_The_Basis_of_Unity
0.12_-_Letters_to_a_Student
0.14_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0_1958-11-11
0_1958-11-27_-_Intermediaries_and_Immediacy
0_1960-06-04
0_1960-07-23_-_The_Flood_and_the_race_-_turning_back_to_guide_and_save_amongst_the_torrents_-_sadhana_vs_tamas_and_destruction_-_power_of_giving_and_offering_-_Japa,_7_lakhs,_140000_per_day,_1_crore_takes_20_years
0_1960-10-25
0_1961-01-22
0_1961-01-24
0_1961-01-31
0_1961-02-14
0_1961-06-20
0_1961-09-10
0_1961-11-05
0_1961-12-18
0_1961-12-20
0_1962-03-11
0_1962-03-13
0_1962-05-27
0_1962-06-20
0_1962-07-07
0_1962-08-28
0_1962-10-30
0_1962-11-17
0_1963-01-30
0_1963-05-29
0_1963-11-04
0_1964-03-07
0_1964-03-25
0_1964-08-15
0_1965-06-18_-_supramental_ship
0_1965-08-31
0_1966-03-26
0_1966-07-30
0_1967-02-08
0_1967-04-03
0_1967-07-22
0_1967-10-25
0_1967-11-08
0_1967-12-08
0_1967-12-20
0_1968-02-03
0_1968-03-20
0_1968-11-23
0_1968-12-11
0_1969-03-01
0_1969-03-19
0_1969-08-30
0_1969-11-22
0_1970-04-29
0_1970-08-05
0_1970-09-19
0_1971-04-14
0_1971-05-15
0_1971-05-19
0_1971-08-07
0_1971-10-27
0_1972-01-15
0_1972-02-10
0_1972-03-11
0_1972-04-12
0_1972-05-06
02.02_-_Lines_of_the_Descent_of_Consciousness
03.07_-_The_Sunlit_Path
03.10_-_Hamlet:_A_Crisis_of_the_Evolving_Soul
03.11_-_The_Language_Problem_and_India
03.15_-_Origin_and_Nature_of_Suffering
03.16_-_The_Tragic_Spirit_in_Nature
04.03_-_The_Eternal_East_and_West
04.04_-_A_Global_Humanity
05.05_-_In_Quest_of_Reality
05.09_-_Varieties_of_Religious_Experience
05.33_-_Caesar_versus_the_Divine
05.34_-_Light,_more_Light
06.02_-_Darkness_to_Light
06.08_-_The_Individual_and_the_Collective
06.10_-_Fatigue_and_Work
06.35_-_Second_Sight
07.02_-_The_Parable_of_the_Search_for_the_Soul
07.10_-_Diseases_and_Accidents
07.21_-_On_Occultism
08.07_-_Sleep_and_Pain
08.23_-_Sadhana_Must_be_Done_in_the_Body
09.06_-_How_Can_Time_Be_a_Friend?
100.00_-_Synergy
10.06_-_Looking_around_with_Craziness
1.007_-_Initial_Steps_in_Yoga_Practice
1.008_-_The_Principle_of_Self-Affirmation
1.00a_-_Introduction
1.00b_-_Introduction
1.00g_-_Foreword
1.00_-_Main
1.00_-_Preface
1.00_-_Preliminary_Remarks
10.13_-_Go_Through
1.01_-_Appearance_and_Reality
1.01_-_Archetypes_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.01_-_Asana
1.01_-_Description_of_the_Castle
1.01_-_Economy
1.01_-_MAPS_OF_EXPERIENCE_-_OBJECT_AND_MEANING
1.01_-_MAXIMS_AND_MISSILES
1.01_-_Meeting_the_Master_-_Authors_first_meeting,_December_1918
1.01_-_Necessity_for_knowledge_of_the_whole_human_being_for_a_genuine_education.
1.01_-_Newtonian_and_Bergsonian_Time
1.01_-_On_knowledge_of_the_soul,_and_how_knowledge_of_the_soul_is_the_key_to_the_knowledge_of_God.
1.01_-_Our_Demand_and_Need_from_the_Gita
1.01_-_Principles_of_Practical_Psycho_therapy
1.01_-_SAMADHI_PADA
1.01_-_Soul_and_God
1.01_-_Tara_the_Divine
1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU
1.01_-_The_Corporeal_Being_of_Man
1.01_-_The_Highest_Meaning_of_the_Holy_Truths
1.01_-_THE_STUFF_OF_THE_UNIVERSE
1.01_-_The_Unexpected
1.01_-_Who_is_Tara
10.25_-_How_to_Read_Sri_Aurobindo_and_the_Mother
10.28_-_Love_and_Love
1.02_-_BOOK_THE_SECOND
1.02_-_Education
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_Meditating_on_Tara
1.02_-_On_detachment
1.02_-_On_the_Knowledge_of_God.
1.02_-_ON_THE_TEACHERS_OF_VIRTUE
1.02_-_SADHANA_PADA
1.02_-_Self-Consecration
1.02_-_Taras_Tantra
1.02_-_The_Child_as_growing_being_and_the_childs_experience_of_encountering_the_teacher.
1.02_-_The_Concept_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.02_-_The_Human_Soul
1.02_-_The_Philosophy_of_Ishvara
1.02_-_THE_PROBLEM_OF_SOCRATES
1.02_-_The_Stages_of_Initiation
1.02_-_The_Three_European_Worlds
1.02_-_The_Ultimate_Path_is_Without_Difficulty
1.02_-_The_Vision_of_the_Past
1.02_-_THE_WITHIN_OF_THINGS
1.02_-_What_is_Psycho_therapy?
1.031_-_Intense_Aspiration
1.038_-_Impediments_in_Concentration_and_Meditation
1.03_-_A_Parable
1.03_-_Bloodstream_Sermon
1.03_-_Concerning_the_Archetypes,_with_Special_Reference_to_the_Anima_Concept
1.03_-_Fire_in_the_Earth
1.03_-_On_exile_or_pilgrimage
1.03_-_Physical_Education
1.03_-_Some_Practical_Aspects
1.03_-_Spiritual_Realisation,_The_aim_of_Bhakti-Yoga
1.03_-_Sympathetic_Magic
1.03_-_Tara,_Liberator_from_the_Eight_Dangers
1.03_-_The_Desert
1.03_-_The_End_of_the_Intellect
1.03_-_The_Gods,_Superior_Beings_and_Adverse_Forces
1.03_-_THE_GRAND_OPTION
1.03_-_The_Syzygy_-_Anima_and_Animus
1.03_-_The_Two_Negations_2_-_The_Refusal_of_the_Ascetic
1.03_-_Time_Series,_Information,_and_Communication
1.03_-_Yama_and_Niyama
1.03_-_YIBHOOTI_PADA
1.040_-_Re-Educating_the_Mind
1.04_-_ADVICE_TO_HOUSEHOLDERS
1.04_-_Feedback_and_Oscillation
1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD
1.04_-_Of_other_imperfections_which_these_beginners_are_apt_to_have_with_respect_to_the_third_sin,_which_is_luxury.
1.04_-_On_blessed_and_ever-memorable_obedience
1.04_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_Future_World.
1.04_-_Pratyahara
1.04_-_Te_Shan_Carrying_His_Bundle
1.04_-_The_Aims_of_Psycho_therapy
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.04_-_The_Conditions_of_Esoteric_Training
1.04_-_The_Core_of_the_Teaching
1.04_-_The_Divine_Mother_-_This_Is_She
1.04_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda
1.04_-_The_Sacrifice_the_Triune_Path_and_the_Lord_of_the_Sacrifice
1.04_-_The_Silent_Mind
1.052_-_Yoga_Practice_-_A_Series_of_Positive_Steps
1.056_-_Lack_of_Knowledge_is_the_Cause_of_Suffering
1.057_-_The_Four_Manifestations_of_Ignorance
1.05_-_BOOK_THE_FIFTH
1.05_-_Buddhism_and_Women
1.05_-_CHARITY
1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self
1.05_-_Computing_Machines_and_the_Nervous_System
1.05_-_Consciousness
1.05_-_Dharana
1.05_-_Hsueh_Feng's_Grain_of_Rice
1.05_-_Mental_Education
1.05_-_Pratyahara_and_Dharana
1.05_-_Problems_of_Modern_Psycho_therapy
1.05_-_Ritam
1.05_-_Some_Results_of_Initiation
1.05_-_The_Destiny_of_the_Individual
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_The_Magical_Control_of_the_Weather
1.05_-_The_New_Consciousness
1.05_-_True_and_False_Subjectivism
1.05_-_Vishnu_as_Brahma_creates_the_world
1.06_-_Agni_and_the_Truth
1.06_-_Definition_of_Tragedy.
1.06_-_Dhyana
1.06_-_Gestalt_and_Universals
1.06_-_LIFE_AND_THE_PLANETS
1.06_-_Magicians_as_Kings
1.06_-_MORTIFICATION,_NON-ATTACHMENT,_RIGHT_LIVELIHOOD
1.06_-_Of_imperfections_with_respect_to_spiritual_gluttony.
1.06_-_On_Thought
1.06_-_Psycho_therapy_and_a_Philosophy_of_Life
1.06_-_Quieting_the_Vital
1.06_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_2_The_Works_of_Love_-_The_Works_of_Life
1.06_-_THE_FOUR_GREAT_ERRORS
1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother
1.06_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_1
1.06_-_The_Transformation_of_Dream_Life
1.06_-_Wealth_and_Government
1.06_-_Yun_Men's_Every_Day_is_a_Good_Day
1.070_-_The_Seven_Stages_of_Perfection
1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible
1.07_-_BOOK_THE_SEVENTH
1.07_-_Cybernetics_and_Psychopathology
1.07_-_Medicine_and_Psycho_therapy
1.07_-_Note_on_the_word_Go
1.07_-_On_Dreams
1.07_-_On_Our_Knowledge_of_General_Principles
1.07_-_Samadhi
1.07_-_The_Farther_Reaches_of_Human_Nature
1.07_-_THE_GREAT_EVENT_FORESHADOWED_-_THE_PLANETIZATION_OF_MANKIND
1.07_-_The_Magic_Wand
1.07_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_2
1.07_-_TRUTH
1.08_-_BOOK_THE_EIGHTH
1.08_-_Information,_Language,_and_Society
1.08_-_ON_THE_TREE_ON_THE_MOUNTAINSIDE
1.08_-_Psycho_therapy_Today
1.08_-_RELIGION_AND_TEMPERAMENT
1.08_-_Stead_and_the_Spirits
1.08_-_The_Depths_of_the_Divine
1.08_-_The_Four_Austerities_and_the_Four_Liberations
1.08_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.08_-_The_Methods_of_Vedantic_Knowledge
1.08_-_The_Splitting_of_the_Human_Personality_during_Spiritual_Training
1.09_-_ADVICE_TO_THE_BRAHMOS
1.09_-_BOOK_THE_NINTH
1.09_-_Concentration_-_Its_Spiritual_Uses
1.09_-_Fundamental_Questions_of_Psycho_therapy
1.09_-_Man_-_About_the_Body
1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE
1.09_-_Sleep_and_Death
1.09_-_The_Guardian_of_the_Threshold
1.1.01_-_Seeking_the_Divine
1.1.02_-_The_Aim_of_the_Integral_Yoga
1.1.04_-_Philosophy
1.1.05_-_The_Siddhis
1.107_-_The_Bestowal_of_a_Divine_Gift
1.10_-_BOOK_THE_TENTH
1.10_-_Concentration_-_Its_Practice
1.10_-_THE_FORMATION_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
1.10_-_The_Methods_and_the_Means
1.10_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.10_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Intelligent_Will
1.11_-_BOOK_THE_ELEVENTH
1.11_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Problem
1.11_-_GOOD_AND_EVIL
1.11_-_Higher_Laws
1.11_-_Powers
1.11_-_The_Change_of_Power
1.1.1_-_The_Mind_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
1.11_-_Woolly_Pomposities_of_the_Pious_Teacher
1.12_-_Brute_Neighbors
1.12_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Solution
1.12_-_The_Divine_Work
1.12_-_The_Herds_of_the_Dawn
1.12_-_The_Strength_of_Stillness
1.12_-_The_Superconscient
1.12_-_TIME_AND_ETERNITY
1.12_-_Truth_and_Knowledge
1.1.3_-_Mental_Difficulties_and_the_Need_of_Quietude
1.13_-_(Plot_continued.)_What_constitutes_Tragic_Action.
1.13_-_Posterity_of_Dhruva
1.13_-_THE_HUMAN_REBOUND_OF_EVOLUTION_AND_ITS_CONSEQUENCES
1.14_-_The_Book_of_Magic_Formulae
1.14_-_The_Structure_and_Dynamics_of_the_Self
1.15_-_Conclusion
1.15_-_In_the_Domain_of_the_Spirit_Beings
1.15_-_On_incorruptible_purity_and_chastity_to_which_the_corruptible_attain_by_toil_and_sweat.
1.15_-_The_Transformed_Being
1.16_-_Dianus_and_Diana
1.17_-_Geryon._The_Violent_against_Art._Usurers._Descent_into_the_Abyss_of_Malebolge.
1.18_-_Asceticism
1.18_-_Hiranyakasipu's_reiterated_attempts_to_destroy_his_son
1.18_-_The_Divine_Worker
1.18_-_The_Importance_of_our_Conventional_Greetings,_etc.
1.19_-_GOD_IS_NOT_MOCKED
1.19_-_The_Curve_of_the_Rational_Age
1.2.05_-_Aspiration
12.06_-_The_Hero_and_the_Nymph
1.20_-_Equality_and_Knowledge
1.20_-_On_bodily_vigil_and_how_to_use_it_to_attain_spiritual_vigil_and_how_to_practise_it.
1.20_-_RULES_FOR_HOUSEHOLDERS_AND_MONKS
1.20_-_Tabooed_Persons
1.20_-_The_End_of_the_Curve_of_Reason
12.10_-_The_Sunlit_Path
1.2.1.12_-_Spiritual_Poetry
1.21_-_Chih_Men's_Lotus_Flower,_Lotus_Leaves
1.2.1_-_Mental_Development_and_Sadhana
1.21_-_On_unmanly_and_puerile_cowardice.
1.21_-_Tabooed_Things
1.22_-_EMOTIONALISM
1.22_-_On_the_many_forms_of_vainglory.
1.22_-_Tabooed_Words
1.23_-_Improvising_a_Temple
1.23_-_On_mad_price,_and,_in_the_same_Step,_on_unclean_and_blasphemous_thoughts.
1.240_-_1.300_Talks
1.240_-_Talks_2
1.24_-_RITUAL,_SYMBOL,_SACRAMENT
1.2.4_-_Speech_and_Yoga
1.25_-_Critical_Objections_brought_against_Poetry,_and_the_principles_on_which_they_are_to_be_answered.
1.25_-_Fascinations,_Invisibility,_Levitation,_Transmutations,_Kinks_in_Time
1.25_-_The_Knot_of_Matter
1.26_-_On_discernment_of_thoughts,_passions_and_virtues
1.27_-_CONTEMPLATION,_ACTION_AND_SOCIAL_UTILITY
1.28_-_Describes_the_nature_of_the_Prayer_of_Recollection_and_sets_down_some_of_the_means_by_which_we_can_make_it_a_habit.
1.28_-_On_holy_and_blessed_prayer,_mother_of_virtues,_and_on_the_attitude_of_mind_and_body_in_prayer.
1.28_-_Supermind,_Mind_and_the_Overmind_Maya
1.29_-_Continues_to_describe_methods_for_achieving_this_Prayer_of_Recollection._Says_what_little_account_we_should_make_of_being_favoured_by_our_superiors.
1.300_-_1.400_Talks
1.3.02_-_Equality__The_Chief_Support
1.3.03_-_Quiet_and_Calm
1.33_-_The_Golden_Mean
1.37_-_Death_-_Fear_-_Magical_Memory
1.38_-_Woman_-_Her_Magical_Formula
1.4.01_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Guidance
1.4.02_-_The_Divine_Force
14.08_-_A_Parable_of_Sea-Gulls
1.41_-_Speaks_of_the_fear_of_God_and_of_how_we_must_keep_ourselves_from_venial_sins.
1.44_-_Serious_Style_of_A.C.,_or_the_Apparent_Frivolity_of_Some_of_my_Remarks
1.45_-_Unserious_Conduct_of_a_Pupil
1.47_-_Lityerses
1.47_-_Reincarnation
1.48_-_The_Corn-Spirit_as_an_Animal
1.49_-_Ancient_Deities_of_Vegetation_as_Animals
1.51_-_Homeopathic_Magic_of_a_Flesh_Diet
1.51_-_How_to_Recognise_Masters,_Angels,_etc.,_and_how_they_Work
1.52_-_Killing_the_Divine_Animal
1.60_-_Between_Heaven_and_Earth
1.62_-_The_Elastic_Mind
1.63_-_The_Interpretation_of_the_Fire-Festivals
1.64_-_The_Burning_of_Human_Beings_in_the_Fires
1.67_-_The_External_Soul_in_Folk-Custom
1.71_-_Morality_2
1.72_-_Education
1.74_-_Obstacles_on_the_Path
1.80_-_Life_a_Gamble
1.83_-_Epistola_Ultima
19.09_-_On_Evil
19.12_-_Of_The_Self
1914_02_09p
1914_02_12p
1914_04_07p
1915_03_08p
1929-04-14_-_Dangers_of_Yoga_-_Two_paths,_tapasya_and_surrender_-_Impulses,_desires_and_Yoga_-_Difficulties_-_Unification_around_the_psychic_being_-_Ambition,_undoing_of_many_Yogis_-_Powers,_misuse_and_right_use_of_-_How_to_recognise_the_Divine_Will_-_Accept_things_that_come_from_Divine_-_Vital_devotion_-_Need_of_strong_body_and_nerves_-_Inner_being,_invariable
1929-05-05_-_Intellect,_true_and_wrong_movement_-_Attacks_from_adverse_forces_-_Faith,_integral_and_absolute_-_Death,_not_a_necessity_-_Descent_of_Divine_Consciousness_-_Inner_progress_-_Memory_of_former_lives
1929-05-12_-_Beings_of_vital_world_(vampires)_-_Money_power_and_vital_beings_-_Capacity_for_manifestation_of_will_-_Entry_into_vital_world_-_Body,_a_protection_-_Individuality_and_the_vital_world
1929-05-19_-_Mind_and_its_workings,_thought-forms_-_Adverse_conditions_and_Yoga_-_Mental_constructions_-_Illness_and_Yoga
1929-06-16_-_Illness_and_Yoga_-_Subtle_body_(nervous_envelope)_-_Fear_and_illness
1950-12-25_-_Christmas_-_festival_of_Light_-_Energy_and_mental_growth_-_Meditation_and_concentration_-_The_Mother_of_Dreams_-_Playing_a_game_well,_and_energy
1951-01-11_-_Modesty_and_vanity_-_Generosity
1951-01-20_-_Developing_the_mind._Misfortunes,_suffering;_developed_reason._Knowledge_and_pure_ideas.
1951-03-05_-_Disasters-_the_forces_of_Nature_-_Story_of_the_charity_Bazar_-_Liberation_and_law_-_Dealing_with_the_mind_and_vital-_methods
1951-03-12_-_Mental_forms_-_learning_difficult_subjects_-_Mental_fortress_-_thought_-_Training_the_mind_-_Helping_the_vital_being_after_death_-_ceremonies_-_Human_stupidities
1951-03-26_-_Losing_all_to_gain_all_-_psychic_being_-_Transforming_the_vital_-_physical_habits_-_the_subconscient_-_Overcoming_difficulties_-_weakness,_an_insincerity_-_to_change_the_world_-_Psychic_source,_flash_of_experience_-_preparation_for_yoga
1951-03-29_-_The_Great_Vehicle_and_The_Little_Vehicle_-_Choosing_ones_family,_country_-_The_vital_being_distorted_-_atavism_-_Sincerity_-_changing_ones_character
1951-04-02_-_Causes_of_accidents_-_Little_entities,_helpful_or_mischievous-_incidents
1951-04-05_-_Illusion_and_interest_in_action_-_The_action_of_the_divine_Grace_and_the_ego_-_Concentration,_aspiration,_will,_inner_silence_-_Value_of_a_story_or_a_language_-_Truth_-_diversity_in_the_world
1951-04-21_-_Sri_Aurobindos_letter_on_conditions_for_doing_yoga_-_Aspiration,_tapasya,_surrender_-_The_lower_vital_-_old_habits_-_obsession_-_Sri_Aurobindo_on_choice_and_the_double_life_-_The_old_fiasco_-_inner_realisation_and_outer_change
1951-05-03_-_Money_and_its_use_for_the_divine_work_-_problems_-_Mastery_over_desire-_individual_and_collective_change
1953-06-24
1953-12-23
1953-12-30
1954-06-02_-_Learning_how_to_live_-_Work,_studies_and_sadhana_-_Waste_of_the_Energy_and_Consciousness
1954-06-23_-_Meat-eating_-_Story_of_Mothers_vegetable_garden_-_Faithfulness_-_Conscious_sleep
1954-06-30_-_Occultism_-_Religion_and_vital_beings_-_Mothers_knowledge_of_what_happens_in_the_Ashram_-_Asking_questions_to_Mother_-_Drawing_on_Mother
1954-08-04_-_Servant_and_worker_-_Justification_of_weakness_-_Play_of_the_Divine_-_Why_are_you_here_in_the_Ashram?
1954-10-06_-_What_happens_is_for_the_best_-_Blaming_oneself_-Experiences_-_The_vital_desire-soul_-Creating_a_spiritual_atmosphere_-Thought_and_Truth
1954-11-10_-_Inner_experience,_the_basis_of_action_-_Keeping_open_to_the_Force_-_Faith_through_aspiration_-_The_Mothers_symbol_-_The_mind_and_vital_seize_experience_-_Degrees_of_sincerity_-Becoming_conscious_of_the_Divine_Force
1954-12-22_-_Possession_by_hostile_forces_-_Purity_and_morality_-_Faith_in_the_final_success_-Drawing_back_from_the_path
1955-02-16_-_Losing_something_given_by_Mother_-_Using_things_well_-_Sadhak_collecting_soap-pieces_-_What_things_are_truly_indispensable_-_Natures_harmonious_arrangement_-_Riches_a_curse,_philanthropy_-_Misuse_of_things_creates_misery
1955-03-02_-_Right_spirit,_aspiration_and_desire_-_Sleep_and_yogic_repose,_how_to_sleep_-_Remembering_dreams_-_Concentration_and_outer_activity_-_Mother_opens_the_door_inside_everyone_-_Sleep,_a_school_for_inner_knowledge_-_Source_of_energy
1955-04-13_-_Psychoanalysts_-_The_underground_super-ego,_dreams,_sleep,_control_-_Archetypes,_Overmind_and_higher_-_Dream_of_someone_dying_-_Integral_repose,_entering_Sachchidananda_-_Organising_ones_life,_concentration,_repose
1955-05-04_-_Drawing_on_the_universal_vital_forces_-_The_inner_physical_-_Receptivity_to_different_kinds_of_forces_-_Progress_and_receptivity
1955-09-21_-_Literature_and_the_taste_for_forms_-_The_characters_of_The_Great_Secret_-_How_literature_helps_us_to_progress_-_Reading_to_learn_-_The_commercial_mentality_-_How_to_choose_ones_books_-_Learning_to_enrich_ones_possibilities_...
1955-10-19_-_The_rhythms_of_time_-_The_lotus_of_knowledge_and_perfection_-_Potential_knowledge_-_The_teguments_of_the_soul_-_Shastra_and_the_Gurus_direct_teaching_-_He_who_chooses_the_Infinite...
1956-01-04_-_Integral_idea_of_the_Divine_-_All_things_attracted_by_the_Divine_-_Bad_things_not_in_place_-_Integral_yoga_-_Moving_idea-force,_ideas_-_Consequences_of_manifestation_-_Work_of_Spirit_via_Nature_-_Change_consciousness,_change_world
1956-01-18_-_Two_sides_of_individual_work_-_Cheerfulness_-_chosen_vessel_of_the_Divine_-_Aspiration,_consciousness,_of_plants,_of_children_-_Being_chosen_by_the_Divine_-_True_hierarchy_-_Perfect_relation_with_the_Divine_-_India_free_in_1915
1956-02-08_-_Forces_of_Nature_expressing_a_higher_Will_-_Illusion_of_separate_personality_-_One_dynamic_force_which_moves_all_things_-_Linear_and_spherical_thinking_-_Common_ideal_of_life,_microscopic
1956-04-25_-_God,_human_conception_and_the_true_Divine_-_Earthly_existence,_to_realise_the_Divine_-_Ananda,_divine_pleasure_-_Relations_with_the_divine_Presence_-_Asking_the_Divine_for_what_one_needs_-_Allowing_the_Divine_to_lead_one
1956-06-13_-_Effects_of_the_Supramental_action_-_Education_and_the_Supermind_-_Right_to_remain_ignorant_-_Concentration_of_mind_-_Reason,_not_supreme_capacity_-_Physical_education_and_studies_-_inner_discipline_-_True_usefulness_of_teachers
1956-06-20_-_Hearts_mystic_light,_intuition_-_Psychic_being,_contact_-_Secular_ethics_-_True_role_of_mind_-_Realise_the_Divine_by_love_-_Depression,_pleasure,_joy_-_Heart_mixture_-_To_follow_the_soul_-_Physical_process_-_remember_the_Mother
1956-08-29_-_To_live_spontaneously_-_Mental_formations_Absolute_sincerity_-_Balance_is_indispensable,_the_middle_path_-_When_in_difficulty,_widen_the_consciousness_-_Easiest_way_of_forgetting_oneself
1956-09-26_-_Soul_of_desire_-_Openness,_harmony_with_Nature_-_Communion_with_divine_Presence_-_Individuality,_difficulties,_soul_of_desire_-_personal_contact_with_the_Mother_-_Inner_receptivity_-_Bad_thoughts_before_the_Mother
1957-02-07_-_Individual_and_collective_meditation
1957-02-13_-_Suffering,_pain_and_pleasure_-_Illness_and_its_cure
1957-03-13_-_Our_best_friend
1957-04-10_-_Sports_and_yoga_-_Organising_ones_life
1957-06-26_-_Birth_through_direct_transmutation_-_Man_and_woman_-_Judging_others_-_divine_Presence_in_all_-_New_birth
1957-08-07_-_The_resistances,_politics_and_money_-_Aspiration_to_realise_the_supramental_life
1957-11-27_-_Sri_Aurobindos_method_in_The_Life_Divine_-_Individual_and_cosmic_evolution
1958-03-19_-_General_tension_in_humanity_-_Peace_and_progress_-_Perversion_and_vision_of_transformation
1958-05-21_-_Mental_honesty
1958-09-10_-_Magic,_occultism,_physical_science
1958-09-17_-_Power_of_formulating_experience_-_Usefulness_of_mental_development
1960_04_07?_-_28
1960_04_27
1962_01_21
1963_01_14
1963_08_10
1964_03_25
1964_09_16
1965_12_25
1969_11_08?
1969_12_05
1970_01_24
1970_01_25
1970_03_13
1970_04_23_-_495
1.anon_-_But_little_better
1f.lovecraft_-_At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
1f.lovecraft_-_Deaf,_Dumb,_and_Blind
1f.lovecraft_-_Discarded_Draft_of
1f.lovecraft_-_Herbert_West-Reanimator
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Vault
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Walls_of_Eryx
1f.lovecraft_-_Medusas_Coil
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Call_of_Cthulhu
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Cats_of_Ulthar
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Challenge_from_Beyond
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Curse_of_Yig
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Diary_of_Alonzo_Typer
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dream-Quest_of_Unknown_Kadath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dreams_in_the_Witch_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dunwich_Horror
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Evil_Clergyman
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Ghost-Eater
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Haunter_of_the_Dark
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Last_Test
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Lurking_Fear
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Night_Ocean
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Rats_in_the_Walls
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_out_of_Time
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_over_Innsmouth
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Strange_High_House_in_the_Mist
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Temple
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Terrible_Old_Man
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Thing_on_the_Doorstep
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Unnamable
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Whisperer_in_Darkness
1f.lovecraft_-_Through_the_Gates_of_the_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_Two_Black_Bottles
1f.lovecraft_-_Under_the_Pyramids
1f.lovecraft_-_Winged_Death
1.hcyc_-_1_-_There_is_the_leisurely_one_(from_The_Shodoka)
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_I
1.pbs_-_Charles_The_First
1.pbs_-_The_Cenci_-_A_Tragedy_In_Five_Acts
1.pbs_-_The_Revolt_Of_Islam_-_Canto_I-XII
1.poe_-_Eureka_-_A_Prose_Poem
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_III_-_Paracelsus
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_I_-_Paracelsus_Aspires
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_IV_-_Paracelsus_Aspires
1.rb_-_Pauline,_A_Fragment_of_a_Question
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Fourth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Sixth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Third
1.rt_-_Gitanjali
1.rt_-_The_Homecoming
1.rt_-_Who_Is_This?
1.rwe_-_Celestial_Love
1.sfa_-_The_Canticle_of_Brother_Sun
1.srh_-_The_Royal_Song_of_Saraha_(Dohakosa)
1.whitman_-_Here,_Sailor
1.whitman_-_Manhattan_Streets_I_Saunterd,_Pondering
1.whitman_-_Now_List_To_My_Mornings_Romanza
1.whitman_-_Out_of_the_Cradle_Endlessly_Rocking
1.whitman_-_Sea-Shore_Memories
1.whitman_-_The_City_Dead-House
1.whitman_-_The_Wound_Dresser
1.whitman_-_When_Lilacs_Last_in_the_Dooryard_Bloomd
1.ww_-_Book_Eleventh-_France_[concluded]
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_X-_Book_Ninth-_Discourse_of_the_Wanderer,_and_an_Evening_Visit_to_the_Lake
2.01_-_On_Books
2.01_-_On_the_Concept_of_the_Archetype
2.01_-_The_Attributes_of_Omega_Point_-_a_Transcendent_God
2.01_-_The_Two_Natures
2.01_-_War.
2.02_-_Brahman,_Purusha,_Ishwara_-_Maya,_Prakriti,_Shakti
2.02_-_The_Bhakta.s_Renunciation_results_from_Love
2.02_-_THE_DURGA_PUJA_FESTIVAL
2.02_-_THE_EXPANSION_OF_LIFE
2.02_-_The_Ishavasyopanishad_with_a_commentary_in_English
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_On_Medicine
2.03_-_The_Supreme_Divine
2.04_-_Absence_Of_Secondary_Qualities
2.04_-_Positive_Aspects_of_the_Mother-Complex
2.04_-_The_Scourge,_the_Dagger_and_the_Chain
2.05_-_Apotheosis
2.05_-_Aspects_of_Sadhana
2.05_-_Habit_3__Put_First_Things_First
2.05_-_ON_THE_VIRTUOUS
2.05_-_The_Cosmic_Illusion;_Mind,_Dream_and_Hallucination
2.06_-_Reality_and_the_Cosmic_Illusion
2.06_-_The_Wand
2.06_-_WITH_VARIOUS_DEVOTEES
2.07_-_On_Congress_and_Politics
2.07_-_The_Mother__Relations_with_Others
2.08_-_AT_THE_STAR_THEATRE_(II)
2.08_-_God_in_Power_of_Becoming
2.08_-_On_Non-Violence
2.08_-_The_Sword
2.09_-_Human_representations_of_the_Divine_Ideal_of_Love
2.09_-_Meditation
2.09_-_The_Pantacle
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
2.1.02_-_Combining_Work,_Meditation_and_Bhakti
2.10_-_Knowledge_by_Identity_and_Separative_Knowledge
2.10_-_The_Lamp
2.10_-_THE_MASTER_AND_NARENDRA
2.1.1_-_The_Nature_of_the_Vital
2.12_-_On_Miracles
2.1.3.1_-_Students
2.1.3.4_-_Conduct
2.13_-_The_Book
2.13_-_The_Difficulties_of_the_Mental_Being
2.1.3_-_Wrong_Movements_of_the_Vital
2.1.4.1_-_Teachers
2.1.4.2_-_Teaching
2.1.4_-_The_Lower_Vital_Being
2.14_-_The_Origin_and_Remedy_of_Falsehood,_Error,_Wrong_and_Evil
2.14_-_The_Unpacking_of_God
2.1.5.2_-_Languages
2.1.5.4_-_Arts
2.15_-_On_the_Gods_and_Asuras
2.16_-_The_15th_of_August
2.1.7.08_-_Comments_on_Specific_Lines_and_Passages_of_the_Poem
2.17_-_December_1938
2.19_-_Feb-May_1939
2.2.03_-_The_Divine_Force_in_Work
2.2.04_-_Practical_Concerns_in_Work
2.20_-_The_Infancy_and_Maturity_of_ZO,_Father_and_Mother,_Israel_The_Ancient_and_Understanding
2.20_-_The_Philosophy_of_Rebirth
2.22_-_Vijnana_or_Gnosis
2.2.3_-_Depression_and_Despondency
2.24_-_Gnosis_and_Ananda
2.25_-_Mercies_and_Judgements_of_Knowledge
2.26_-_Samadhi
2.2.7.01_-_Some_General_Remarks
2.28_-_Rajayoga
2.28_-_The_Divine_Life
2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother
2.3.01_-_Concentration_and_Meditation
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.07_-_The_Mother_in_Visions,_Dreams_and_Experiences
2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties
23.10_-_Observations_II
2.3.10_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Inconscient
2.3.3_-_Anger_and_Violence
2.4.01_-_Divine_Love,_Psychic_Love_and_Human_Love
2.4.1_-_Human_Relations_and_the_Spiritual_Life
2.4.2_-_Interactions_with_Others_and_the_Practice_of_Yoga
2.4.3_-_Problems_in_Human_Relations
27.03_-_The_Great_Holocaust_-_Chhinnamasta
28.01_-_Observations
3.00.1_-_Foreword
3.00.2_-_Introduction
30.05_-_Rhythm_in_Poetry
30.07_-_The_Poet_and_the_Yogi
30.13_-_Rabindranath_the_Artist
3.01_-_Hymn_to_Matter
3.01_-_Love_and_the_Triple_Path
3.01_-_THE_BIRTH_OF_THOUGHT
3.01_-_The_Mercurial_Fountain
3.01_-_The_Soul_World
3.02_-_King_and_Queen
3.02_-_SOL
3.02_-_THE_DEPLOYMENT_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
3.02_-_The_Formulae_of_the_Elemental_Weapons
3.02_-_The_Practice_Use_of_Dream-Analysis
3.02_-_The_Soul_in_the_Soul_World_after_Death
3.03_-_The_Four_Foundational_Practices
3.04_-_LUNA
3.04_-_On_Thought_-_III
3.04_-_The_Formula_of_ALHIM
3.05_-_SAL
3.05_-_The_Conjunction
3.06_-_Death
3.07_-_The_Formula_of_the_Holy_Grail
3.08_-_Purification
3.09_-_Evil
3.09_-_Of_Silence_and_Secrecy
3.0_-_THE_ETERNAL_RECURRENCE
3.1.02_-_Asceticism_and_the_Integral_Yoga
31.02_-_The_Mother-_Worship_of_the_Bengalis
31.03_-_The_Trinity_of_Bengal
31.09_-_The_Cause_of_Indias_Decline
3.10_-_Punishment
3.10_-_The_New_Birth
31.10_-_East_and_West
3.1.16_-_The_Triumph-Song_of_Trishuncou
3.11_-_Spells
3.1.2_-_Levels_of_the_Physical_Being
3.12_-_Of_the_Bloody_Sacrifice
3.13_-_Of_the_Banishings
3.16.2_-_Of_the_Charge_of_the_Spirit
3.18_-_Of_Clairvoyance_and_the_Body_of_Light
3.19_-_Of_Dramatic_Rituals
32.03_-_In_This_Crisis
3.2.04_-_The_Conservative_Mind_and_Eastern_Progress
3.2.08_-_Bhakti_Yoga_and_Vaishnavism
3.2.10_-_Christianity_and_Theosophy
3.2.1_-_Food
3.2.2_-_Sleep
3.2.3_-_Dreams
3.2.4_-_Sex
3.3.01_-_The_Superman
33.03_-_Muraripukur_-_I
33.11_-_Pondicherry_II
33.15_-_My_Athletics
3.3.2_-_Doctors_and_Medicines
3.3.3_-_Specific_Illnesses,_Ailments_and_Other_Physical_Problems
3.4.1.08_-_Novel-Reading_and_Sadhana
3.5.03_-_Reason_and_Society
3-5_Full_Circle
3.7.1.01_-_Rebirth
3.7.1.09_-_Karma_and_Freedom
3.7.1.12_-_Karma_and_Justice
3.7.2.03_-_Mind_Nature_and_Law_of_Karma
38.03_-_Mute
3.8.1.02_-_Arya_-_Its_Significance
3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations
4.01_-_Sweetness_in_Prayer
4.01_-_THE_COLLECTIVE_ISSUE
4.01_-_The_Principle_of_the_Integral_Yoga
4.02_-_Humanity_in_Progress
4.03_-_Mistakes
4.03_-_Prayer_of_Quiet
4.03_-_THE_TRANSFORMATION_OF_THE_KING
4.03_-_THE_ULTIMATE_EARTH
4.04_-_Conclusion
4.04_-_In_the_Total_Christ
4.04_-_Weaknesses
4.05_-_THE_DARK_SIDE_OF_THE_KING
4.07_-_THE_UGLIEST_MAN
4.0_-_NOTES_TO_ZARATHUSTRA
4.1.01_-_The_Intellect_and_Yoga
4.1.2.03_-_Preparation_for_the_Supramental_Change
4.1.2_-_The_Difficulties_of_Human_Nature
4.12_-_The_Way_of_Equality
4.1.3_-_Imperfections_and_Periods_of_Arrest
4.13_-_ON_THE_HIGHER_MAN
4.13_-_The_Action_of_Equality
4.17_-_The_Action_of_the_Divine_Shakti
4.1_-_Jnana
4.2.1.04_-_The_Psychic_and_the_Mental,_Vital_and_Physical_Nature
4.2.1_-_The_Right_Attitude_towards_Difficulties
4.24_-_The_supramental_Sense
4.2.5_-_Dealing_with_Depression_and_Despondency
4.2_-_Karma
4.3.1.01_-_Peace,_Calm,_Silence_and_the_Self
4.3.1_-_The_Hostile_Forces_and_the_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.3.2.09_-_Overmind_Experiences_and_the_Supermind
4.3.2_-_Attacks_by_the_Hostile_Forces
4.3.4_-_Accidents,_Possession,_Madness
4.3_-_Bhakti
4.4.5.02_-_Descent_and_Psychic_Experiences
5.01_-_Message
5.01_-_Proem
5.02_-_THE_STATUE
5.03_-_ADAM_AS_THE_FIRST_ADEPT
5.03_-_The_Divine_Body
5.04_-_Three_Dreams
5.05_-_THE_OLD_ADAM
5.06_-_Supermind_in_the_Evolution
5.1.01.3_-_The_Book_of_the_Assembly
5.1.01.9_-_Book_IX
5.1.03_-_The_Hostile_Forces_and_Hostile_Beings
5_-_The_Phenomenology_of_the_Spirit_in_Fairytales
6.03_-_Extraordinary_And_Paradoxical_Telluric_Phenomena
6.06_-_SELF-KNOWLEDGE
6.0_-_Conscious,_Unconscious,_and_Individuation
6.10_-_THE_SELF_AND_THE_BOUNDS_OF_KNOWLEDGE
7.04_-_Self-Reliance
7.06_-_The_Simple_Life
7.08_-_Sincerity
7.09_-_Right_Judgement
7.10_-_Order
7_-_Yoga_of_Sri_Aurobindo
9.99_-_Glossary
Aeneid
Apology
Appendix_4_-_Priest_Spells
A_Secret_Miracle
Big_Mind_(non-dual)
Blazing_P1_-_Preconventional_consciousness
Blazing_P2_-_Map_the_Stages_of_Conventional_Consciousness
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
BOOK_I._-_Augustine_censures_the_pagans,_who_attributed_the_calamities_of_the_world,_and_especially_the_sack_of_Rome_by_the_Goths,_to_the_Christian_religion_and_its_prohibition_of_the_worship_of_the_gods
BOOK_III._-_The_external_calamities_of_Rome
BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS.
BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_I._--_PART_II._THE_EVOLUTION_OF_SYMBOLISM_IN_ITS_APPROXIMATE_ORDER
BOOK_IV._-_That_empire_was_given_to_Rome_not_by_the_gods,_but_by_the_One_True_God
BOOK_IX._-_Of_those_who_allege_a_distinction_among_demons,_some_being_good_and_others_evil
Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text)
Book_of_Proverbs
Book_of_Psalms
BOOK_V._-_Of_fate,_freewill,_and_God's_prescience,_and_of_the_source_of_the_virtues_of_the_ancient_Romans
BOOK_XIII._-_That_death_is_penal,_and_had_its_origin_in_Adam's_sin
BOOK_XII._-_Of_the_creation_of_angels_and_men,_and_of_the_origin_of_evil
BOOK_XIV._-_Of_the_punishment_and_results_of_mans_first_sin,_and_of_the_propagation_of_man_without_lust
BOOK_XIX._-_A_review_of_the_philosophical_opinions_regarding_the_Supreme_Good,_and_a_comparison_of_these_opinions_with_the_Christian_belief_regarding_happiness
BOOK_X._-_Porphyrys_doctrine_of_redemption
BOOK_XVI._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_Noah_to_the_time_of_the_kings_of_Israel
BOOK_XV._-_The_progress_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_traced_by_the_sacred_history
BOOK_XXII._-_Of_the_eternal_happiness_of_the_saints,_the_resurrection_of_the_body,_and_the_miracles_of_the_early_Church
BOOK_XXI._-_Of_the_eternal_punishment_of_the_wicked_in_hell,_and_of_the_various_objections_urged_against_it
BOOK_XX._-_Of_the_last_judgment,_and_the_declarations_regarding_it_in_the_Old_and_New_Testaments
City_of_God_-_BOOK_I
Conversations_with_Sri_Aurobindo
COSA_-_BOOK_I
COSA_-_BOOK_II
COSA_-_BOOK_III
COSA_-_BOOK_V
COSA_-_BOOK_VII
COSA_-_BOOK_VIII
COSA_-_BOOK_XIII
Cratylus
DM_2_-_How_to_Meditate
DS3
DS4
ENNEAD_01.02_-_Concerning_Virtue.
ENNEAD_01.03_-_Of_Dialectic,_or_the_Means_of_Raising_the_Soul_to_the_Intelligible_World.
ENNEAD_01.04_-_Whether_Animals_May_Be_Termed_Happy.
ENNEAD_01.06_-_Of_Beauty.
ENNEAD_01.08_-_Of_the_Nature_and_Origin_of_Evils.
ENNEAD_01.09a_-_Of_Suicide.
ENNEAD_02.03_-_Whether_Astrology_is_of_any_Value.
ENNEAD_02.09_-_Against_the_Gnostics;_or,_That_the_Creator_and_the_World_are_Not_Evil.
ENNEAD_03.02_-_Of_Providence.
ENNEAD_03.03_-_Continuation_of_That_on_Providence.
ENNEAD_03.06_-_Of_the_Impassibility_of_Incorporeal_Entities_(Soul_and_and_Matter).
ENNEAD_04.04_-_Questions_About_the_Soul.
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Avoidable cost - Cost that will not be incurred if an activity is suspended; also called escapable cost. For example, it is the cost that can be saved by dropping a particular product line or department (e.g., salaries paid to employees working in a particular product line or department). All costs are avoidable, except (1) sunk costs and (2) costs that will continue regardless of the decision.

Avoidance-Avoidance Conflict ::: The conflict where both possible choices have an equal negative outcome.

avoidable ::: a. --> Capable of being vacated; liable to be annulled or made invalid; voidable.
Capable of being avoided, shunned, or escaped.


avoidance ::: n. --> The act of annulling; annulment.
The act of becoming vacant, or the state of being vacant; -- specifically used for the state of a benefice becoming void by the death, deprivation, or resignation of the incumbent.
A dismissing or a quitting; removal; withdrawal.
The act of avoiding or shunning; keeping clear of.
The courts by which anything is carried off.


avoid ::: a. --> To empty.
To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.
To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.
To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.
To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.
To get rid of.
To defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication,


avoided ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Avoid

avoider ::: n. --> The person who carries anything away, or the vessel in which things are carried away.
One who avoids, shuns, or escapes.


avoiding ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Avoid

avoidless ::: a. --> Unavoidable; inevitable.

avoid ::: to keep away from; keep clear of; shun; evade.


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1. To avoid conflicts of interest, a company's board of directors should include a substantial majority of independent directors-indepen­dent meaning that directors don't have financial or close personal ties to the company or its executives.

(2) To avoid all debates, dispute or too animated discussion and simply say what has to be said and leave it there. There should also be no insisteace that you are right and the others wrong, but what is said should only be thrown in as a contribu- tion to the consideration of the truth of the matter.

386SPART.PAR "operating system" A {system file} created by {Windows 3.1} for use as a {virtual memory} {swap file}. 386SPART.PAR was normally stored in the {root directory} and marked as a {hidden file} to avoid accidental erasure. Its size depended on how much virtual memory was configured. {Windows 95} used a similar file named {WIN386.SWP}. (2016-12-31)

5. To avoid abuse in the use of stock options (and executive perquisites), all employee stock option plans should be submitted to shareholders for approval.

(6) To avoid all that would hurt or wound others.

A :::downtrend ::: occurs when the price of an asset moves lower over a period of time. While the price may move intermittently higher or lower, downtrends are characterized by lower peaks and lower troughs over time.  Notice how each successive peak and trough is lower than the previous one. For example, the low at Point 3 is lower than the low at Point 1. The downtrend will be deemed broken once the price closes above the high at Point 4.  An uptrend is the opposite of a downtrend, while markets that are moving sideways are known as ranging or range-bound markets.   BREAKING DOWN 'Downtrend'   Many traders seek to avoid downtrends because they can adversely affect the value of any investment. A downtrend can last for minutes, days, weeks, months or even years, so identifying a downtrend early is very important. Once a downtrend has been established (series of lower peaks) a trader should be very cautious about entering into any new long positions.  Short sellers seek to profit from downtrends by borrowing and then immediately selling shares with the agreement to repurchase them in the future. These are known as short positions or short selling. If the asset's price continues to decline, the trader profits from the difference between the immediate sale price and the lower future repurchase price.  Often times, traders use technical indicators and chart patterns to identify and confirm downtrends. Moving averages, for example, can be used to identify the overall trend. If the price is lower than a moving average, the stock is likely to be in a downtrend, and vice versa for an uptrend. Momentum indicators, such as the relative strength index (RSI), can also show the magnitude or strength of the downtrend at a given point in time, which can help when deciding whether or not to enter a short position.

A :::flash_crash ::: is an event in electronic securities markets wherein the withdrawal of stock orders rapidly amplifies price declines. The result appears to be a rapid sell-off of securities that can happen over a few minutes, resulting in dramatic declines. A flash crash, like the one that occurred on May 6, 2010, is exacerbated as computer trading programs react to aberrations in the market, such as heavy selling in one or many securities, and automatically begin selling large volumes at an incredibly rapid pace to avoid losses. Flash crashes can trigger circuit breakers at major stock exchanges like the NYSE, which halt trading until buy and sell orders can be matched up evenly and trading can resume in an orderly fashion.

Abnormal spoilage - Spoilage that is recognized as a loss when discovered. Normal spoilage is inherent in the manufacturing process and is unavoidable in the short run. Abnormal spoilage is spoilage beyond the normal spoilage rate. It is controllable because it is a result of inefficiency. It is not a cost of good production, but rather it is a loss for the period. Costs are assigned to the spoiled units and then credited to work in progress inventory and debited to a loss account.

abscond ::: v. i. --> To hide, withdraw, or be concealed.

To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one&


acoustic coupler ::: (hardware, communications) A device used to connect a modem to a telephone line via an ordinary handset. The acoustic coupler converts electrical handset is inserted into a sound-proof box containing the louspeaker and microphone to avoid interference from ambient noise.Acousitic couplers are now rarely used since most modems have a direct electrical connection to the telephone line. This avoids the signal degradation was privatised. BT's predecessor, the General Post Office, did not allow subscribers to connect their own equipment to the telephone line. (1994-11-08)

acoustic coupler "hardware, communications" A device used to connect a {modem} to a telephone line via an ordinary handset. The acoustic coupler converts electrical signals from the {modem} to sound via a loudspeaker, against which the mouthpiece of a telephone handset is placed. The earpiece is placed against a {microphone} which converts sound to electrical signals which return to the modem. The handset is inserted into a sound-proof box containing the louspeaker and microphone to avoid interference from ambient noise. Acousitic couplers are now rarely used since most modems have a direct electrical connection to the telephone line. This avoids the signal degradation caused by conversion to and from audio. Direct connection is not always possible, and was actually illegal in the United Kingdom before {British Telecom} was privatised. BT's predecessor, the General Post Office, did not allow subscribers to connect their own equipment to the telephone line. (1994-11-08)

adroit ::: a. --> Dexterous in the use of the hands or in the exercise of the mental faculties; exhibiting skill and readiness in avoiding danger or escaping difficulty; ready in invention or execution; -- applied to persons and to acts; as, an adroit mechanic, an adroit reply.

alpha conversion ::: (theory) In lambda-calculus and reduction, the renaming of a formal parameter in a lambda abstraction. This does not change the meaning of the abstraction. For example: \ x . x+1 --> \ y . y+1 to rename the parameter before applying the abstraction to avoid name capture. (1995-05-10)

alpha conversion "theory" In {lambda-calculus} and {reduction}, the renaming of a {formal parameter} in a {lambda abstraction}. This does not change the meaning of the abstraction. For example: \ x . x+1 "--" \ y . y+1 If the {actual argument} to a lambda abstraction contains instances of the abstraction's formal parameter then it is necessary to rename the parameter before applying the abstraction to avoid {name capture}. (1995-05-10)

Also the doctrine of Georg Ernst Stahl (1660-1734) that the soul is the vital principle and responsible for organic functions in the body, and synonymous with Vitalism. This doctrine avoids the logical absurdity of making life at once the cause and the effect of the properties of matter; but it errs in making life something entirely distinct from matter, for such a separation reduces both to mere abstractions.

An event on the physical plane may be preceded by causes not perceptible to our physical senses, yet of which our more subtle inner senses are aware. Some people and many animals may have a presentiment of an earthquake, through sensitiveness to certain astral and physical conditions which precede the actual earth-shock. Explaining such a case as that of avoiding a doomed train brings up the general question of prediction and the problem of time. In these cases the inner sense may perceive an event before it has happened on the physical plane, and such cases are too numerous for them to be lightly dismissed as imaginary or mere coincidences. See also PROPHECY

Animated GIF "graphics, file format" (GIF89a) A variant of the {GIF} {image} format, often used on {web} pages to provide moving {icons} and banners. The GIF89a format supports multiple "frames" that give the impression of motion when displayed in sequence, much like a flip book. The animation may repeat continuously or play once. Animated GIFs aren't supported by earlier {web browsers}, however the first frame of the image is still shown. There are many utilities to create animated GIFs from a sequence of individual GIF files. There are also utilities that will produce animated GIFs automatically from a piece of text or a single image. One problem with this format is the size of the files produced, as they are by definition a sequence of individual images. Apart from minimising the number of frames, the best way to decrease file size is to assist the {LZW} compression by using blocks of solid colour, avoid {dithering}, and use fewer colours. If areas of an image don't change from one frame to another, they don't need to be redrawn so make the area a transparent block in the second frame. (1999-08-01)

Appetite: Name given in Scholastic psychology to all strivings. Sensitive appetites tend toward Individual goods. They are concupiscible insofar as they are directed toward a sensible good or strive to avoid a sensible evil; irascible if the striving encounters obstacles. Their movements are the cause of emotions. Rational or intellectual appetite=will, tending towards the good as such and necessarily therefore towards God as the summum bonum. -- R.A.

application service provider "business, networking" (ASP) A service (usually a business) that provides remote access to an {application program} across a {network} {protocol}, typically {HTTP}. A common example is a {website} that other websites use for accepting payment by credit card as part of their {online ordering} systems. As this term is complex-sounding but vague, it is widely used by {marketroids} who want to avoid being specific and clear at all costs. (2001-03-26)

application service provider ::: (business, networking) (ASP) A service (usually a business) that provides remote access to an application program across a network protocol, typically HTTP. A common example is a website that other websites use for accepting payment by credit card as part of their online ordering systems.As this term is complex-sounding but vague, it is widely used by marketroids who want to avoid being specific and clear at all costs.(2001-03-26)

Approach-Avoidance Conflict ::: The conflict presented when the best positive choice will result in a negative outcome as well as positive.

Arm’s length transaction - Is when the transaction is conducted as though the parties to the transaction were unrelated, thereby avoiding any semblance or accusation of conflict of interest.

artificial intelligence ::: (artificial intelligence) (AI) The subfield of computer science concerned with the concepts and methods of symbolic inference by computer and symbolic faster. The term was coined by Stanford Professor John McCarthy, a leading AI researcher.Examples of AI problems are computer vision (building a system that can understand images as well as a human) and natural language processing (building have foundered on the amount of context information and intelligence they seem to require.The term is often used as a selling point, e.g. to describe programming that drives the behaviour of computer characters in a game. This is often no more intelligent than Kill any humans you see; keep walking; avoid solid objects; duck if a human with a gun can see you.See also AI-complete, neats vs. scruffies, neural network, genetic programming, fuzzy computing, artificial life. CMU Artificial Intelligence Repository .(2002-01-19)

artificial intelligence "artificial intelligence" (AI) The subfield of computer science concerned with the concepts and methods of {symbolic inference} by computer and symbolic {knowledge representation} for use in making inferences. AI can be seen as an attempt to model aspects of human thought on computers. It is also sometimes defined as trying to solve by computer any problem that a human can solve faster. The term was coined by Stanford Professor {John McCarthy}, a leading AI researcher. Examples of AI problems are {computer vision} (building a system that can understand images as well as a human) and {natural language processing} (building a system that can understand and speak a human language as well as a human). These may appear to be modular, but all attempts so far (1993) to solve them have foundered on the amount of context information and "intelligence" they seem to require. The term is often used as a selling point, e.g. to describe programming that drives the behaviour of computer characters in a game. This is often no more intelligent than "Kill any humans you see; keep walking; avoid solid objects; duck if a human with a gun can see you". See also {AI-complete}, {neats vs. scruffies}, {neural network}, {genetic programming}, {fuzzy computing}, {artificial life}. {ACM SIGART (http://sigart.acm.org/)}. {U Cal Davis (http://phobos.cs.ucdavis.edu:8001)}. {CMU Artificial Intelligence Repository (http://cs.cmu.edu/Web/Groups/AI/html/repository.html)}. (2002-01-19)

assignment ::: (programming) Storing the value of an expression in a variable. This is commonly written in the form v = e. In Algol the assignment operator was := (pronounced becomes) to avoid mathematicians qualms about writing statements like x = x+1.Assignment is not allowed in functional languages, where an identifier always has the same value.See also referential transparency, single assignment, zero assignment. (1996-08-19)

assignment "programming" Storing the value of an expression in a {variable}. This is commonly written in the form "v = e". In {Algol} the assignment operator was ":=" (pronounced "becomes") to avoid mathematicians qualms about writing statements like x = x+1. Assignment is not allowed in {functional languages}, where an {identifier} always has the same value. See also {referential transparency}, {single assignment}, {zero assignment}. (1996-08-19)

A. Tarski, On the calculus of relations, The Journal of Symbolic Logic, vol. 6 (1941), pp. 73-. 9. ZERMELO SET THEORY. The attempt to devise a system which deals with the logic of classes in a more comprehensive way than is done by the algebra of classes (§ 7), and which, in particular, takes account of the relation e between classes (see the article class), must be carried out with caution in order to avoid the Russell paradox and similar logical paradoxes (q. v.).

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.

Aversion Therapy ::: A type of behavioral treatment where an aversive stimuli is paired with a negative behavior in hopes that the behavior will change in the future to avoid the aversive stimuli.

Avoidable cost - Cost that will not be incurred if an activity is suspended; also called escapable cost. For example, it is the cost that can be saved by dropping a particular product line or department (e.g., salaries paid to employees working in a particular product line or department). All costs are avoidable, except (1) sunk costs and (2) costs that will continue regardless of the decision.

Avoidance-Avoidance Conflict ::: The conflict where both possible choices have an equal negative outcome.

axiomatic set theory "theory" One of several approaches to {set theory}, consisting of a {formal language} for talking about sets and a collection of {axioms} describing how they behave. There are many different {axiomatisations} for set theory. Each takes a slightly different approach to the problem of finding a theory that captures as much as possible of the intuitive idea of what a set is, while avoiding the {paradoxes} that result from accepting all of it, the most famous being {Russell's paradox}. The main source of trouble in naive set theory is the idea that you can specify a set by saying whether each object in the universe is in the "set" or not. Accordingly, the most important differences between different axiomatisations of set theory concern the restrictions they place on this idea (known as "comprehension"). {Zermelo Fränkel set theory}, the most commonly used axiomatisation, gets round it by (in effect) saying that you can only use this principle to define subsets of existing sets. NBG (von Neumann-Bernays-Goedel) set theory sort of allows comprehension for all {formulae} without restriction, but distinguishes between two kinds of set, so that the sets produced by applying comprehension are only second-class sets. NBG is exactly as powerful as ZF, in the sense that any statement that can be formalised in both theories is a theorem of ZF if and only if it is a theorem of ZFC. MK (Morse-Kelley) set theory is a strengthened version of NBG, with a simpler axiom system. It is strictly stronger than NBG, and it is possible that NBG might be consistent but MK inconsistent. {NF (http://math.boisestate.edu/~holmes/holmes/nf.html)} ("New Foundations"), a theory developed by Willard Van Orman Quine, places a very different restriction on comprehension: it only works when the formula describing the membership condition for your putative set is "stratified", which means that it could be made to make sense if you worked in a system where every set had a level attached to it, so that a level-n set could only be a member of sets of level n+1. (This doesn't mean that there are actually levels attached to sets in NF). NF is very different from ZF; for instance, in NF the universe is a set (which it isn't in ZF, because the whole point of ZF is that it forbids sets that are "too large"), and it can be proved that the {Axiom of Choice} is false in NF! ML ("Modern Logic") is to NF as NBG is to ZF. (Its name derives from the title of the book in which Quine introduced an early, defective, form of it). It is stronger than ZF (it can prove things that ZF can't), but if NF is consistent then ML is too. (2003-09-21)

axiomatic set theory ::: (theory) One of several approaches to set theory, consisting of a formal language for talking about sets and a collection of axioms describing how they behave.There are many different axiomatisations for set theory. Each takes a slightly different approach to the problem of finding a theory that captures as much as possible of the intuitive idea of what a set is, while avoiding the paradoxes that result from accepting all of it, the most famous being Russell's paradox.The main source of trouble in naive set theory is the idea that you can specify a set by saying whether each object in the universe is in the set or not. set theory concern the restrictions they place on this idea (known as comprehension).Zermelo Fr�nkel set theory, the most commonly used axiomatisation, gets round it by (in effect) saying that you can only use this principle to define subsets of existing sets.NBG (von Neumann-Bernays-Goedel) set theory sort of allows comprehension for all formulae without restriction, but distinguishes between two kinds of set, so formalised in both theories is a theorem of ZF if and only if it is a theorem of ZFC.MK (Morse-Kelley) set theory is a strengthened version of NBG, with a simpler axiom system. It is strictly stronger than NBG, and it is possible that NBG might be consistent but MK inconsistent. (New Foundations), a theory developed by Willard Van Orman Quine, places a very different restriction on comprehension: it only works when the point of ZF is that it forbids sets that are too large), and it can be proved that the Axiom of Choice is false in NF!ML (Modern Logic) is to NF as NBG is to ZF. (Its name derives from the title of the book in which Quine introduced an early, defective, form of it). It is stronger than ZF (it can prove things that ZF can't), but if NF is consistent then ML is too.(2003-09-21)

bantingism ::: n. --> A method of reducing corpulence by avoiding food containing much farinaceous, saccharine, or oily matter; -- so called from William Banting of London.

baud "communications, unit" /bawd/ (plural "baud") The unit in which the information carrying capacity or "{signalling rate}" of a communication channel is measured. One baud is one symbol (state-transition or level-transition) per second. This coincides with bits per second only for two-level {modulation} with no {framing} or {stop bits}. A symbol is a unique state of the communication channel, distinguishable by the receiver from all other possible states. For example, it may be one of two voltage levels on a wire for a direct digital connection or it might be the phase or frequency of a carrier. The term "baud" was originally a unit of telegraph signalling speed, set at one {Morse code} dot per second. Or, more generally, the reciprocal of the duration of the shortest signalling element. It was proposed at the International Telegraph Conference of 1927, and named after {J.M.E. Baudot} (1845-1903), the French engineer who constructed the first successful teleprinter. The UK {PSTN} will support a maximum rate of 600 baud but each baud may carry between 1 and 16 bits depending on the coding (e.g. {QAM}). Where data is transmitted as {packets}, e.g. characters, the actual "data rate" of a channel is R D / P where R is the "raw" rate in bits per second, D is the number of data bits in a packet and P is the total number of bits in a packet (including packet overhead). The term "baud" causes much confusion and is usually best avoided. Use "bits per second" (bps), "bytes per second" or "characters per second" (cps) if that's what you mean. (1998-02-14)

baud ::: (communications, unit) /bawd/ (plural baud) The unit in which the information carrying capacity or signalling rate of a communication channel is second. This coincides with bits per second only for two-level modulation with no framing or stop bits.A symbol is a unique state of the communication channel, distinguishable by the receiver from all other possible states. For example, it may be one of two voltage levels on a wire for a direct digital connection or it might be the phase or frequency of a carrier.The term baud was originally a unit of telegraph signalling speed, set at one Morse code dot per second. Or, more generally, the reciprocal of the duration of Conference of 1927, and named after J.M.E. Baudot (1845-1903), the French engineer who constructed the first successful teleprinter.The UK PSTN will support a maximum rate of 600 baud but each baud may carry between 1 and 16 bits depending on the coding (e.g. QAM).Where data is transmitted as packets, e.g. characters, the actual data rate of a channel is R D / P in a packet and P is the total number of bits in a packet (including packet overhead).The term baud causes much confusion and is usually best avoided. Use bits per second (bps), bytes per second or characters per second (cps) if that's what you mean. (1998-02-14)

avoidable ::: a. --> Capable of being vacated; liable to be annulled or made invalid; voidable.

Capable of being avoided, shunned, or escaped.


avoidance ::: n. --> The act of annulling; annulment.
The act of becoming vacant, or the state of being vacant; -- specifically used for the state of a benefice becoming void by the death, deprivation, or resignation of the incumbent.
A dismissing or a quitting; removal; withdrawal.
The act of avoiding or shunning; keeping clear of.
The courts by which anything is carried off.


avoid ::: a. --> To empty.
To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.
To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.
To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.
To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.
To get rid of.
To defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication,


avoided ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Avoid

avoider ::: n. --> The person who carries anything away, or the vessel in which things are carried away.
One who avoids, shuns, or escapes.


avoiding ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Avoid

avoidless ::: a. --> Unavoidable; inevitable.

avoid ::: to keep away from; keep clear of; shun; evade.

beware ::: v. i. --> To be on one&

Bhuta(s)(Sanskrit) ::: The past participle of the verb-root bhu, meaning "to be," or "to become"; hence bhutasliterally means "has beens" -- entities that have lived and passed on. The bhutas are "shells" from whichall that is spiritual and intellectual has fled: all that was the real entity has fled from this shell, and naughtis left but a decaying astral corpse. The bhutas are the spooks, ghosts, simulacra, reliquiae, of dead men;in other words, the astral dregs and remnants of human beings. They are the "shades" of the ancients, thepale and ghostly phantoms living in the astral world, or the astral copies of the men that were; and thedistinction between the bhuta and the kama-rupa is very slight.Bereft of all that pertains to the real entity, the genuine man, the bhuta is as much a corpse in the astralrealms as is the decaying physical body left behind at physical death; and consequently, astral orpsychical intercourse of any kind with these shells is productive only of evil. The bhutas, althoughbelonging in the astral world, are magnetically attracted to physical localities similar in type to theremnants of impulses still inhering in them. The bhuta of a drunkard is attracted to wine cellars andtaverns; the bhuta of one who has lived a lewd life is attracted to localities sympathetic to it; the thin andtenuous bhuta of a good man is similarly attracted to less obnoxious and evil places. All over the ancientworld and throughout most of even the modern world these eidola or "images" of dead men have beenfeared and dreaded, and relations of any kind with them have been consistently and universally avoided.(See also Eidolon)

bibhatsa virati ::: avoidance of what is repellent. bibhatsa .

bite ::: (spelling) It's spelled byte to avoid confusion with bit. (1996-12-13)

bit-paired keyboard "hardware" (Obsolete, or "bit-shift keyboard") A non-standard keyboard layout that seems to have originated with the {Teletype} {ASR-33} and remained common for several years on early computer equipment. The ASR-33 was a mechanical device (see {EOU}), so the only way to generate the character codes from keystrokes was by some physical linkage. The design of the ASR-33 assigned each character key a basic pattern that could be modified by flipping bits if the SHIFT or the CTRL key was pressed. In order to avoid making the thing more of a Rube Goldberg {kluge} than it already was, the design had to group characters that shared the same basic {bit pattern} on one key. Looking at the {ASCII} chart, we find: high low bits bits 0000 0001 0010 0011 0100 0101 0110 0111 1000 1001 010    !  "  

Blind Study ::: As a way to avoid the placebo effect in research, this type of study is designed without the subject&

Blind trust - Trust where the assets are not disclosed to their owner. Often used when people gain public office to avoid conflict of interest.

b) The usual meaning of the term the doctrine of the Trinitarians who hold that the nature of God is one in substance and three in embodiment (Latin: persona). Upon the basis of Platonic realism (q.v.) which makes the universal fundamental and the particulars real in terms of the universal, the Christian Trinitarians made philosophically clear their doctrine of one Godhead and three embodiments, Father, Son and Holy Spirit: three and yet one. The doctrine was formulated to make religiously valid the belief in the complete Deity of Jesus and of the Holy Spirit (referred to in the New and the Old Testaments) and to avoid the pitfalls of polytheism. Jesus had become the object of Christian worship and the revealer of God and thus it was felt necessary to establish (together with the H.S.) his real Deity along with monotheistic belief. A long controversy over the relationship of the three led to the formulation by the Council of Nicea in 325, and after further disputes, by the Council of Constantinople in 381 of the orthodox Trinitarian creed (the Niceno-Constantinopolitan). Roman and Greek Catholicism split on the doctrine of the status of the H.S. The Western church added the expression "filioque" (the H.S. proceeding "and from the Son") making more explicit the complete equality of the three; the Eastern church maintained the original text which speaks of the H.S. as "proceeding from thet Father." Orthodox Protestantism maintains the Trinitarian conception. -- V.F.

btoa "tool, messaging, algorithm, file format" /B too A/ A {binary} to {ASCII} conversion utility. btoa is a {uuencode} or {base 64} equivalent which addresses some of the problems with the uuencode standard but not as many as the base 64 standard. It avoids problems that some {hosts} have with spaces (e.g. conversion of groups of spaces to tabs) by not including them in its character set, but may still have problems on non-ASCII systems (e.g. {EBCDIC}). btoa is primarily used to transfer {binary files} between systems across connections which are not {eight-bit clean}, e.g. {electronic mail}. btoa takes adjacent sets of four binary {octets} and encodes them as five ASCII {octets} using ASCII characters '!' through to 'u'. Special characters are also used: 'x' marks the beginning or end of the archive; 'z' marks four consecutive zeros and 'y' (version 5.2) four consecutive spaces. Each group of four octets is processed as a 32-bit integer. Call this 'I'. Let 'D' = 85^4. Divide I by D. Call this result 'R'. Make I = I - (R * D) to avoid {overflow} on the next step. Repeat, for values of D = 85^3, 85^2, 85 and 1. At each step, to convert R to the output character add decimal 33 (output octet = R + ASCII value for '!'). Five output octets are produced. btoa provides some {integrity checking} in the form of a line {checksum}, and facilities for patching corrupted downloads. The {algorithm} used by btoa is more efficient than uuencode or base 64. ASCII files are encoded to about 120% the size of their binary sources. This compares with 135% for uuencode or base 64. {C source (ftp://hpux.csc.liv.ac.uk/hpux/Misc/btoa-5.2/)}. (version 5.2 - ~1994). Pre-compiled {MS-DOS} versions are also available. (1997-08-08)

btoa ::: (tool, messaging, algorithm, file format) /B too A/ A binary to ASCII conversion utility.btoa is a uuencode or base 64 equivalent which addresses some of the problems with the uuencode standard but not as many as the base 64 standard. It avoids to tabs) by not including them in its character set, but may still have problems on non-ASCII systems (e.g. EBCDIC).btoa is primarily used to transfer binary files between systems across connections which are not eight-bit clean, e.g. electronic mail.btoa takes adjacent sets of four binary octets and encodes them as five ASCII octets using ASCII characters '!' through to 'u'. Special characters are also used: 'x' marks the beginning or end of the archive; 'z' marks four consecutive zeros and 'y' (version 5.2) four consecutive spaces.Each group of four octets is processed as a 32-bit integer. Call this 'I'. Let 'D' = 85^4. Divide I by D. Call this result 'R'. Make I = I - (R * D) to avoid each step, to convert R to the output character add decimal 33 (output octet = R + ASCII value for '!'). Five output octets are produced.btoa provides some integrity checking in the form of a line checksum, and facilities for patching corrupted downloads.The algorithm used by btoa is more efficient than uuencode or base 64. ASCII files are encoded to about 120% the size of their binary sources. This compares with 135% for uuencode or base 64. . (version 5.2 - ~1994).Pre-compiled MS-DOS versions are also available. (1997-08-08)

busy-wait "programming" To wait for an {event} by {spinning} through a {tight loop} or timed-delay loop that {polls} for the event on each pass, as opposed to setting up an {interrupt handler} and continuing execution on another part of the task. This is a wasteful technique, best avoided on {time-sharing} systems where a busy-waiting program may {hog} the processor. [{Jargon File}] (1999-06-10)

busy-wait ::: (programming) To wait for an event by spinning through a tight loop or timed-delay loop that polls for the event on each pass, as opposed to setting up is a wasteful technique, best avoided on time-sharing systems where a busy-waiting program may hog the processor.[Jargon File] (1999-06-10)

But while Peirce thought of pragmatism as akin to the mathematical method, James' motivation and interest was largely moral and religious. Thus in his Will to Believe (New World, 1896) he argues, in line with Pascal's wager, that "we have the right to believe at our own risk any hypothesis that is live enough to tempt our will," i.e. if it is not resolvable intellectually. Speaking of religious scepticism, he says. "We cannot escape the issue by remaining sceptical . . . because, although we do avoid error in that way if religion be untrue, we lose the good, if it be true, just as certainly as if we positively choose to disbelieve". The position of the religious skeptic is: ''Better risk loss of truth than chance of error, . . ." Later, in 1907 in the Lowell Lectures he stated that "on pragmatistic principles, if the hypothesis of God works satisfactorily in the widest sense of the word, it is true", and took a position between absolutism and materialism which he called "pragmatistic or melioristic" theism. In the same lectures he announces that " 'the true', to put it briefly, is only the expedient in the way of thinking, . . ." James also identifies truth with verifiability, thus anticipating both the experimentalism of Dewey and the operationalism of Bridgman and the logical positivists.

byte "unit" /bi:t/ (B) A component in the machine {data hierarchy} larger than a {bit} and usually smaller than a {word}; now nearly always eight bits and the smallest addressable unit of storage. A byte typically holds one {character}. A byte may be 9 bits on 36-bit computers. Some older architectures used "byte" for quantities of 6 or 7 bits, and the PDP-10 and IBM 7030 supported "bytes" that were actually {bit-fields} of 1 to 36 (or 64) bits! These usages are now obsolete, and even 9-bit bytes have become rare in the general trend toward power-of-2 word sizes. The term was coined by Werner Buchholz in 1956 during the early design phase for the {IBM} {Stretch} computer. It was a mutation of the word "bite" intended to avoid confusion with "bit". In 1962 he described it as "a group of bits used to encode a character, or the number of bits transmitted in parallel to and from input-output units". The move to an 8-bit byte happened in late 1956, and this size was later adopted and promulgated as a standard by the {System/360} {operating system} (announced April 1964). James S. Jones "jsjones@graceland.edu" adds: I am sure I read in a mid-1970's brochure by IBM that outlined the history of computers that BYTE was an acronym that stood for "Bit asYnchronous Transmission E..?" which related to width of the bus between the Stretch CPU and its CRT-memory (prior to Core). Terry Carr "bear@mich.com" says: In the early days IBM taught that a series of bits transferred together (like so many yoked oxen) formed a Binary Yoked Transfer Element (BYTE). [True origin? First 8-bit byte architecture?] See also {nibble}, {octet}. [{Jargon File}] (2003-09-21)

byte ::: (unit) /bi:t/ (B) A component in the machine data hierarchy usually larger than a bit and smaller than a word; now most often eight bits and the smallest addressable unit of storage. A byte typically holds one character.A byte may be 9 bits on 36-bit computers. Some older architectures used byte for quantities of 6 or 7 bits, and the PDP-10 and IBM 7030 supported bytes obsolete, and even 9-bit bytes have become rare in the general trend toward power-of-2 word sizes.The term was coined by Werner Buchholz in 1956 during the early design phase for the IBM Stretch computer. It was a mutation of the word bite intended to avoid size was later adopted and promulgated as a standard by the System/360 operating system (announced April 1964).James S. Jones adds:I am sure I read in a mid-1970's brochure by IBM that outlined the history of computers that BYTE was an acronym that stood for Bit asYnchronous Transmission E__?__ which related to width of the bus between the Stretch CPU and its CRT-memory (prior to Core).Terry Carr says:In the early days IBM taught that a series of bits transferred together (like so many yoked oxen) formed a Binary Yoked Transfer Element (BYTE).[True origin? First 8-bit byte architecture?]See also nibble, octet.[Jargon File](2003-09-21)

cache coherency "storage" (Or "cache consistency") /kash koh-heer'n-see/ The synchronisation of data in multiple {caches} such that reading a memory location via any cache will return the most recent data written to that location via any (other) cache. Some {parallel processors} do not cache accesses to {shared memory} to avoid the issue of cache coherency. If caches are used with shared memory then some system is required to detect when data in one processor's cache should be discarded or replaced because another processor has updated that memory location. Several such schemes have been devised. (1998-11-10)

cache coherency ::: (storage) (Or cache consistency) /kash koh-heer'n-see/ The synchronisation of data in multiple caches such that reading a memory location via any cache will return the most recent data written to that location via any (other) cache.Some parallel processors do not cache accesses to shared memory to avoid the issue of cache coherency. If caches are used with shared memory then some system replaced because another processor has updated that memory location. Several such schemes have been devised. (1998-11-10)

cache "memory management" /kash/ A small fast memory holding recently accessed data, designed to speed up subsequent access to the same data. Most often applied to processor-memory access but also used for a local copy of data accessible over a network etc. When data is read from, or written to, {main memory} a copy is also saved in the cache, along with the associated main memory address. The cache monitors addresses of subsequent reads to see if the required data is already in the cache. If it is (a {cache hit}) then it is returned immediately and the main memory read is aborted (or not started). If the data is not cached (a {cache miss}) then it is fetched from main memory and also saved in the cache. The cache is built from faster memory chips than main memory so a cache hit takes much less time to complete than a normal memory access. The cache may be located on the same {integrated circuit} as the {CPU}, in order to further reduce the access time. In this case it is often known as {primary cache} since there may be a larger, slower {secondary cache} outside the CPU chip. The most important characteristic of a cache is its {hit rate} - the fraction of all memory accesses which are satisfied from the cache. This in turn depends on the cache design but mostly on its size relative to the main memory. The size is limited by the cost of fast memory chips. The hit rate also depends on the access pattern of the particular program being run (the sequence of addresses being read and written). Caches rely on two properties of the access patterns of most programs: temporal locality - if something is accessed once, it is likely to be accessed again soon, and spatial locality - if one memory location is accessed then nearby memory locations are also likely to be accessed. In order to exploit spatial locality, caches often operate on several words at a time, a "{cache line}" or "cache block". Main memory reads and writes are whole {cache lines}. When the processor wants to write to main memory, the data is first written to the cache on the assumption that the processor will probably read it again soon. Various different policies are used. In a {write-through} cache, data is written to main memory at the same time as it is cached. In a {write-back} cache it is only written to main memory when it is forced out of the cache. If all accesses were writes then, with a write-through policy, every write to the cache would necessitate a main memory write, thus slowing the system down to main memory speed. However, statistically, most accesses are reads and most of these will be satisfied from the cache. Write-through is simpler than write-back because an entry that is to be replaced can just be overwritten in the cache as it will already have been copied to main memory whereas write-back requires the cache to initiate a main memory write of the flushed entry followed (for a processor read) by a main memory read. However, write-back is more efficient because an entry may be written many times in the cache without a main memory access. When the cache is full and it is desired to cache another line of data then a cache entry is selected to be written back to main memory or "flushed". The new line is then put in its place. Which entry is chosen to be flushed is determined by a "{replacement algorithm}". Some processors have separate instruction and data caches. Both can be active at the same time, allowing an instruction fetch to overlap with a data read or write. This separation also avoids the possibility of bad {cache conflict} between say the instructions in a loop and some data in an array which is accessed by that loop. See also {direct mapped cache}, {fully associative cache}, {sector mapping}, {set associative cache}. (1997-06-25)

call-by-name "reduction" (CBN) (Normal order reduction, leftmost, outermost reduction). An {argument} passing convention (first provided by {ALGOL 60}?) where argument expressions are passed unevaluated. This is usually implemented by passing a pointer to a {thunk} - some code which will return the value of the argument and an environment giving the values of its {free variables}. This {evaluation strategy} is guaranteed to reach a {normal form} if one exists. When used to implement {functional programming} languages, call-by-name is usually combined with {graph reduction} to avoid repeated evaluation of the same expression. This is then known as {call-by-need}. The opposite of call-by-name is {call-by-value} where arguments are evaluated before they are passed to a function. This is more efficient but is less likely to terminate in the presence of infinite data structures and {recursive} functions. Arguments to {macros} are usually passed using call-by-name. (2006-05-27)

call-by-name ::: (reduction) (CBN) (Normal order reduction, leftmost, outermost reduction). An argument passing convention (first provided by ALGOL 60?) where passing a pointer to a thunk - some code which will return the value of the argument and an environment giving the values of its free variables.This evaluation strategy is guaranteed to reach a normal form if one exists.When used to implement functional programming languages, call-by-name is usually combined with graph reduction to avoid repeated evaluation of the same expression. This is then known as call-by-need.The opposite of call-by-name is call-by-value where arguments are evaluated before they are passed to a function. This is more efficient but is less likely to terminate in the presence of infinite data structures and recursive functions.Arguments to macros are usually passed using call-by-name.(2006-05-27)

cargo cult programming "programming, humour" A style of (incompetent) programming dominated by ritual inclusion of code or program structures that serve no real purpose. A cargo cult programmer will usually explain the extra code as a way of working around some bug encountered in the past, but usually neither the bug nor the reason the code apparently avoided the bug was ever fully understood (compare {shotgun debugging}, {voodoo programming}). The term "cargo cult" is a reference to aboriginal religions that grew up in the South Pacific after World War II. The practices of these cults centre on building elaborate mockups of aeroplanes and military style landing strips in the hope of bringing the return of the god-like aeroplanes that brought such marvelous cargo during the war. Hackish usage probably derives from Richard Feynman's characterisation of certain practices as "cargo cult science" in his book "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman" (W. W. Norton & Co, New York 1985, ISBN 0-393-01921-7). [{Jargon File}] (2002-05-28)

cargo cult programming ::: (programming, humour) A style of (incompetent) programming dominated by ritual inclusion of code or program structures that serve no real purpose. A reason the code apparently avoided the bug was ever fully understood (compare shotgun debugging, voodoo programming).The term cargo cult is a reference to aboriginal religions that grew up in the South Pacific after World War II. The practices of these cults centre on book Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman (W. W. Norton & Co, New York 1985, ISBN 0-393-01921-7).[Jargon File](2002-05-28)

Cash budget - Budget for cash planning and control that presents expected cash inflow and outflow for a designated time period. The cash budget helps management keep cash balances in reasonable relationship to its needs. It aids in avoiding idle cash and possible cash shortages. The cash budget typically consists of four major sections: (I) receipts section, which is the beginning cash balance, cash collections from customers, and other receipts; (2) disbursement section comprised of all cash payments made by purpose; (3) cash surplus or deficit section showing the difference between cash receipts and cash payments; and (4) financing section providing a detailed account of the borrowings and repayments expected during the period.

Catacombs Subterranean caverns and galleries, some of the most celebrated being in and around Rome. These were constructed for sepulcher, but such was not the original purpose of many in other parts of the world, though many of these also were later used for burial and hence contain bones. This latter class was originally used as secret temples for the enactment of initiatory rites. “There were numerous catacombs in Egypt and Chaldea, some of them of a very vast extent. The most renowned of them were the subterranean crypts of Thebes and Memphis. The former, beginning on the western side of the Nile, extended towards the Lybian desert, and were known as the Serpent’s catacombs, or passages. It was there that were performed the sacred mysteries of the kuklos anagkes, the ‘Unavoidable Cycle,’ more generally known as ‘the circle of necessity’; the inexorable doom imposed upon every soul after the bodily death, and when it has been judged in the Amenthian region” (SD 2:379).

category "theory" A category K is a collection of objects, obj(K), and a collection of {morphisms} (or "{arrows}"), mor(K) such that 1. Each morphism f has a "typing" on a pair of objects A, B written f:A-"B. This is read 'f is a morphism from A to B'. A is the "source" or "{domain}" of f and B is its "target" or "{co-domain}". 2. There is a {partial function} on morphisms called {composition} and denoted by an {infix} ring symbol, o. We may form the "composite" g o f : A -" C if we have g:B-"C and f:A-"B. 3. This composition is associative: h o (g o f) = (h o g) o f. 4. Each object A has an identity morphism id_A:A-"A associated with it. This is the identity under composition, shown by the equations id__B o f = f = f o id__A. In general, the morphisms between two objects need not form a {set} (to avoid problems with {Russell's paradox}). An example of a category is the collection of sets where the objects are sets and the morphisms are functions. Sometimes the composition ring is omitted. The use of capitals for objects and lower case letters for morphisms is widespread but not universal. Variables which refer to categories themselves are usually written in a script font. (1997-10-06)

category ::: (theory) A category K is a collection of objects, obj(K), and a collection of morphisms (or arrows), mor(K) such that1. Each morphism f has a typing on a pair of objects A, B written f:A->B. This is read 'f is a morphism from A to B'. A is the source or domain of f and B is its target or co-domain.2. There is a partial function on morphisms called composition and denoted by an infix ring symbol, o. We may form the composite g o f : A -> C if we have g:B->C and f:A->B.3. This composition is associative: h o (g o f) = (h o g) o f.4. Each object A has an identity morphism id_A:A->A associated with it. This is the identity under composition, shown by the equations id_B o f = f = f o id_A.In general, the morphisms between two objects need not form a set (to avoid problems with Russell's paradox). An example of a category is the collection of sets where the objects are sets and the morphisms are functions.Sometimes the composition ring is omitted. The use of capitals for objects and lower case letters for morphisms is widespread but not universal. Variables which refer to categories themselves are usually written in a script font. (1997-10-06)

cautionary ::: a. --> Conveying a caution, or warning to avoid danger; as, cautionary signals.
Given as a pledge or as security.
Wary; cautious.


caution ::: careful forethought to avoid danger or harm.

caution ::: n. --> A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.
Security; guaranty; bail.
Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction. ::: v. t.


cautious ::: a. --> Attentive to examine probable effects and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; as, a cautious general.

cession ::: n. --> A yielding to physical force.
Concession; compliance.
A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to another person; the act of ceding.
The giving up or vacating a benefice by accepting another without a proper dispensation.
The voluntary surrender of a person&


chak ::: v. i. --> To toss up the head frequently, as a horse to avoid the restraint of the bridle.

character encoding "character" (Or "character encoding scheme") A mapping between {binary} data values and character {code positions} (or "code points"). Early systems stored characters in a variety of ways, e.g. four six-bit characters in a 24-bit word, but around 1960, eight-bit bytes started to become the most common data storage layout, with each character stored in one byte, typically in the {ASCII} character set. In the case of {ASCII}, the character encoding is an {identity} mapping: code position 65 maps to the byte value 65. This is possible because ASCII uses only code positions representable as single {bytes}, i.e., values between 0 and 255. ({US-ASCII} only uses values 0 to 127, in fact.) From the late 1990s, there was increased use of larger character sets such as {Unicode} and many {CJK} {coded character sets}. These can represent characters from many languages and more symbols. {Unicode} uses many more than the 256 code positions that can be represented by one byte. It thus requires more complex mappings: sometimes the characters are mapped onto pairs of bytes (see {DBCS}). In many cases, this breaks programs that assume a one-to-one mapping of bytes to characters, and so, for example, treat any occurrance of the byte value 13 as a {carriage return}. To avoid this problem, character encodings such as {UTF-8} were devised. (2015-11-29)

character encoding ::: (character) (Or character encoding scheme) A mapping of binary values to code positions and back; generally a 1:1 (bijective) mapping.In the case of ASCII, this is generally a f(x)=x mapping: code point 65 maps to the byte value 65, and vice versa. This is possible because ASCII uses only code positions representable as single bytes, i.e., values between 0 and 255, at most. (US-ASCII only uses values 0 to 127, in fact.)Unicode and many CJK coded character sets use many more than 255 positions, requiring more complex mappings: sometimes the characters are mapped onto pairs occurrance of the byte value 13 as a carriage return. To avoid this problem, character encodings such as UTF-8 were devised. (1998-10-18)

charitable ::: a. --> Full of love and good will; benevolent; kind.
Liberal in judging of others; disposed to look on the best side, and to avoid harsh judgment.
Liberal in benefactions to the poor; giving freely; generous; beneficent.
Of or pertaining to charity; springing from, or intended for, charity; relating to almsgiving; eleemosynary; as, a charitable institution.


Circle of Necessity The general evolutionary cycle involving the cycles of reimbodiments which every monad has to undergo, whether on this earth, or on this or other planetary chain. In another usage, it is the kuklos anankes (Greek “circle of necessity,” or “unavoidable cycle”) which the excarnated soul has to pass through, according to the Egyptian teachings. The first usage refers to the periodic reimbodiments of the revolving and evolving egos on globes and planetary chains; whereas in the second are contained the ideas of kosmic monadic cycles involving a far wider range of evolutionary activity. See also KUKLOS ANANKES

Collusion - Price determination by oligopolists which is coordinated and aims to avoid the danger of price wars breaking out or agreements between businesses designed to reduce competition.

Common Gateway Interface "web" (CGI) A {standard} for running external {programs} from a {web} {HTTP} {server}. CGI specifies how to pass {arguments} to the program as part of the HTTP request. It also defines a set of {environment variables} that are made available to the program. The program generates output, typically {HTML}, which the web server processes and passes back to the {browser}. Alternatively, the program can request {URL redirection}. CGI allows the returned output to depend in any arbitrary way on the request. The CGI program can, for example, access information in a {database} and format the results as HTML. The program can access any data that a normal application program can, however the facilities available to CGI programs are usually limited for security reasons. Although CGI programs can be compiled programs, they are more often written in a (semi) {interpreted language} such as {Perl}, or as {Unix} {shell scripts}, hence the common name "CGI script". Here is a trivial CGI script written in Perl. (It requires the "CGI" module available from {CPAN}).

Common Gateway Interface ::: (World-Wide Web) (CGI) A standard for running external programs from a World-Wide Web HTTP server. CGI specifies how to pass arguments to the program the program can request URL redirection. CGI allows the returned output to depend in any arbitrary way on the request.The CGI program can, for example, access information in a database and format the results as HTML. The program can access any data that a normal application program can, however the facilities available to CGI programs are usually limited for security reasons.Although CGI programs can be compiled programs, they are more often written in a (semi) interpreted language such as Perl, or as Unix shell scripts, hence the common name CGI script.Here is a trivial CGI script written in Perl. (It requires the CGI module available from CPAN).

Complete retirement does not faring the control, only an illusion of a control because the untoward causes are removed for a time. It is a control established while in contact with the outward things that is alone genuine. You must establish that from within by a fixed resolution and practice. Too much mix- ing and too much talk should be avoided, but a complete retire- ment is not the thing.

computer literacy "education" Basic skill in use of computers, from the perspective of such skill being a necessary societal skill. The term was coined by Andrew Molnar, while director of the Office of Computing Activities at the {National Science Foundation}. "We started computer literacy in '72 [...] We coined that phrase. It's sort of ironic. Nobody knows what computer literacy is. Nobody can define it. And the reason we selected [it] was because nobody could define it, and [...] it was a broad enough term that you could get all of these programs together under one roof" (cited in Aspray, W., (September 25, 1991) "Interview with Andrew Molnar," OH 234. Center for the History of Information Processing, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota). The term, as a coinage, is similar to earlier coinages, such as "visual literacy", which {Merriam-Webster (http://m-w.com/)} dates to 1971, and the more recent "media literacy". A more useful definition from {(http://www.computerliteracyusa.com/)} is: Computer literacy is an understanding of the concepts, terminology and operations that relate to general computer use. It is the essential knowledge needed to function independently with a computer. This functionality includes being able to solve and avoid problems, adapt to new situations, keep information organized and communicate effectively with other computer literate people. (2007-03-23)

Conceivability: The quality or condition of taking into and holding an idea in mind. It has come to mean any affection of the mind or any apprehension, imagining or opinion of the mind. It is a necessary though not sufficient criterion for the truth of said idea or affection, etc. -- C.K.D Concept: In logic syn. either with propositioned function (q.v.) generally or with monadic propositional function. The terminology associated with the word function is not, however, usually employed in connection with the word concept; and the latter word may serve to avoid ambiguities which have arisen from loose or variant usages of the word function (q.v.); or it may reflect a difference in point of view. -- A.C.

Concentration With meditation, an equivalent for certain parts of yoga, as found in samadhi, dharana; the removal or surmounting of distractions originating in the mind and centering the latter on the spiritual and intellectual objective to be attained, which in the best sense is union with the inner god, the divine monad — a conscious identification of oneself with the universal through the individual’s innate divinity. The method of meditative concentration prescribed in the Bhagavad-Gita is to perform all the duties of life without either attachment or avoidance. The hindrances to concentration which are to be removed are those arising from anger, lust, vanity, fear, sloth, etc. Such obstacles are removed by lifting the mind above them or by deliberately ignoring them, since directly fighting with them serves to concentrate the mind on them, thus defeating the object aimed at; and by cultivating the spirit of impersonal love and the light of wisdom which it evokes. Thus the blending of the personal self with the impersonal self is achieved by an orderly process of self-directed evolution, first by unselfish work in the cause of humanity, continued in the various degrees of chelaship, culminating in initiation.

Conjugation: (Lat. con + jungere, yoke together) Grammar: The inflections of a verb. Biology: The union of male and female plant or animal. Logic: Joining the extreme terms of a syllogism by the middle term; joining dissimilar things by their common characteristics or by analogy. Ethics: Conjugations or pairings of the passions: love and hate, desire and avoidance, pleasure and sadness, etc. Synonymous with connexio. Metaphysics: In Aristotle, De Gen. et Corr., the pairings of opposites in the simple bodies: dry and hot (fire), hot and moist (air), moist and cold (water), cold and dry (earth).

Cosmos ::: Whenever a theosophist speaks of the cosmos or the universe, he by no means refers only to the physicalsphere or world or cross section of the boundless All in which we humans live, but more particularly tothe invisible worlds and planes and spheres inhabited by their countless hosts of vitalized or animatebeings. In order to avoid redundancy of words and often confusing repetitions in the midst of anexplanation dealing with other matters, since H. P. Blavatsky's time it has been customary among carefultheosophical writers to draw a distinction of fact between cosmos and kosmos. The solar universe orsolar system is frequently referred to as cosmos or solar cosmos; and the galactic universe or our ownhome-universe it has been customary to refer to as the kosmos. This distinction, however, does notalways hold, because sometimes in dealing with abstract questions where the application of the thoughtcan be indifferently made either to the galactic or to the solar universe, the two forms of spelling may beused interchangeably. (See also Kosmos, Kosmic Life)

Criticism: (Kant.) An investigation of the nature and limits of reason and knowledge, conducted in a manner to avoid both dogmatism and skepticism. The term is generally used to designate Kant's thought after 1770. See Kantianism. -- O.F.K.

crossroad ::: n. --> A road that crosses another; an obscure road intersecting or avoiding the main road.

DARK PATH. ::: The dark path is there and there are many who make a Gospel of spiritual suffering; many hold it to be the unavoidable price of victory. It may be so under certain circumstances, as it has been in so many lives at the beginning. or one may choose to make it so. But then the price has to be paid with resignation, fortitude or a tenacious resilience. Borne that way, the attacks of the dark forces or the ordeals they impose have a meaning. After each victory gained over them, there is then a sensible advance; often they seem to show us the difficulties in ourselves which we have to overcome. But all the same it is a too dark and difficult way which nobody need follow on whom the necessity does not lie.

De Bruijn notation "language" A variation of {lambda notation} for specifying {functions} using numbers instead of names to refer to {formal parameters}. A reference to a formal parameter is a number which gives the number of lambdas (written as \ here) between the reference and the lambda which binds the parameter. E.g. the function \ f . \ x . f x would be written \ . \ . 1 0. The 0 refers to the innermost lambda, the 1 to the next etc. The chief advantage of this notation is that it avoids the possibility of {name capture} and removes the need for {alpha conversion}. [N.G. De Bruijn, "Lambda Calculus Notation with Nameless Dummies: A Tool for Automatic Formula Manipulation, with Application to the Church-Rosser Theorem", Indag Math. 34, pp 381-392]. (2003-06-15)

De Bruijn notation ::: (language) A variation of lambda notation for specifying functions using numbers instead of names to refer to formal parameters. A reference to a formal that it avoids the possibility of name capture and removes the need for alpha conversion.[N.G. De Bruijn, Lambda Calculus Notation with Nameless Dummies: A Tool for Automatic Formula Manipulation, with Application to the Church-Rosser Theorem, Indag Math. 34, pp 381-392].(2003-06-15)

depth-first search "algorithm" A graph search {algorithm} which extends the current path as far as possible before {backtracking} to the last {choice point} and trying the next alternative path. Depth-first search may fail to find a solution if it enters a cycle in the graph. This can be avoided if we never extend a path to a node which it already contains. Opposite of {breadth first search}. See also {iterative deepening}. (1995-04-19)

depth-first search ::: (algorithm) A graph search algorithm which extends the current path as far as possible before backtracking to the last choice point and trying the next cycle in the graph. This can be avoided if we never extend a path to a node which it already contains.Opposite of breadth first search. See also iterative deepening. (1995-04-19)

devitable ::: a. --> Avoidable.

devitation ::: n. --> An avoiding or escaping; also, a warning.

Dining Philosophers Problem "parallel" (DPP) A problem introduced by {Dijkstra} concerning resource allocation between processes. The DPP is a model and universal method for testing and comparing theories on resource allocation. Dijkstra hoped to use it to help create a layered {operating system}, by creating a machine which could be consider to be an entirely {deterministic} {automaton}. The problem consists of a finite set of processes which share a finite set of resources, each of which can be used by only one process at a time, thus leading to potential {deadlock}. The DPP visualises this as a number of philosophers sitting round a dining table with a fork between each adjacent pair. Each philosopher may arbitrarily decide to use either the fork to his left or the one to his right but each fork may only be used by one philosopher at a time. Several potential solutions have been considered. Semaphores - a simple, but unfair solution where each resources is a {binary semaphore} and additional semaphores are used to avoid deadlock and/or {starvation}. Critical Regions - each processor is protected from interference while it exclusively uses a resource. Monitors - the process waits until all required resources are available then grabs all of them for use. The best solution allows the maximum parallelism for any number of processes (philosophers), by using an array to track the process' current state (i.e. hungry, eating, thinking). This solution maintains an array of semaphores, so hungry philosophers trying to acquire resources can block if the needed forks are busy. (1998-08-09)

Dining Philosophers Problem ::: (parallel) (DPP) A problem introduced by Dijkstra concerning resource allocation between processes. The DPP is a model and universal method for to help create a layered operating system, by creating a machine which could be consider to be an entirely deterministic automaton.The problem consists of a finite set of processes which share a finite set of resources, each of which can be used by only one process at a time, thus leading to potential deadlock.The DPP visualises this as a number of philosophers sitting round a dining table with a fork between each adjacent pair. Each philosopher may arbitrarily decide to use either the fork to his left or the one to his right but each fork may only be used by one philosopher at a time.Several potential solutions have been considered.Semaphores - a simple, but unfair solution where each resources is a binary semaphore and additional semaphores are used to avoid deadlock and/or starvation.Critical Regions - each processor is protected from interference while it exclusively uses a resource.Monitors - the process waits until all required resources are available then grabs all of them for use.The best solution allows the maximum parallelism for any number of processes (philosophers), by using an array to track the process' current state (i.e. hungry philosophers trying to acquire resources can block if the needed forks are busy. (1998-08-09)

disciples ::: “In considering the action of the Infinite we have to avoid the error of the disciple who thought of himself as the Brahman, refused to obey the warning of the elephant-driver to budge from the narrow path and was taken up by the elephant’s trunk and removed out of the way; ‘You are no doubt the Brahman,’ said the master to his bewildered disciple, ‘but why did you not obey the driver Brahman and get out of the path of the elephant Brahman?’” The Life Divine

discreet ::: superl. --> Possessed of discernment, especially in avoiding error or evil, and in the adaptation of means to ends; prudent; sagacious; judicious; not rash or heedless; cautious.
Differing; distinct.


Divine, the subjection ot the mind and the vital to the control of the inner being, the soul. Always, when the soul is in front, one gets the right guidance from within as to what is to be done, what avoided, what is the wrong thing or true thing in thought, feeling, action. But this inner intimation emerges in proportion as the cooseiousoess gro\vs more and more pure.

Docta ignorantia: Liteially, learned ignorance, refers to men's knowledge of God which unavoidably includes a negative element, since He immeasurably surpasses the knowledge of Him gleaned from this phenomenal world, yet for man this is truly a real learning. Title given to one of his philosophical treatises by Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) who understood it in the sense of an insight into the incomprehensibility of the infinite. -- J.J.R.

Doda ignorantia: Latin for learned ignorance; it refers to men’s knowledge of God which unavoidably includes a negative element, since He immeasurably surpasses the knowledge of Him gleaned from this phenomenal world, yet for man this is truly a real learning. Title given to one of his philosophical treatises by Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) who understood it in the sense of an insight into the incomprehensibility of the infinite.

dodge ::: v. i. --> To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start.
To evade a duty by low craft; to practice mean shifts; to use tricky devices; to play fast and loose; to quibble. ::: v. t. --> To evade by a sudden shift of place; to escape by


Do It Right the First Time "chat" (DIRFT) A programming approach that aims to avoid the overheads of debugging and testing incomplete or incorrect code by careful specification, design and implementation. DIRFT contrasts with {rapid prototyping} which emphasises the benefits of having running code as soon as possible, even if it is not perfect. DIRFT is appropriate in the rare cases where the requirements are well understood and unlikely to change, e.g. reimplementing exactly the same function in a different language. (2012-11-17)

Dots (frequently printed as bold, or bold square, dots) are used in the punctuation of logical formulas, to avoid or replace parentheses. There are varying conventions for this purpose.

DRY PERIOD. ::: There is a long stage of preparation neces- sary in order to arrive at the moer psychologic^ condition in which the doors of experience can open and one can walk from vista to vista — though even then new gates may present them- selves and refuse to open until all is ready. This period can be dry and desert-like unless one has the ardour of self-introspec- tion and self-conquest and finds every step of the effort and struggle interesting or unless one has or gets the secret of trust and self-giving which secs the hand of the Divine in every step of the path and even in the difficulty the grace or the guidance.

Such interval periods come to all and cannot be avoided.

The main thing is to meet them with quietude and not become restless, depressed or despondent. A constant fire can be there only when a certain stage has been reached, that is when one is always inside consciously living in the psychic being, but for that all this preparation of the mind, vital, physical is necessary.

For this fire belongs to the psychic and one cannot command it always merely by the mind's effort. The psychic has to be fully liberated and that is what the Force is working to make fully possible.

The difficulty comes when either the vital with its desires or the physical with its past habitual movements comes in — as they do with almost everyone. It is then that the dryness and difficulty of spontaneous aspiration come. This dryness is a well- known obstacle in all sadhana. But one has to persist and not be discouraged. If one keep? the will fixed even in these barren periods, they pass and after their passage a greater force of aspiration and experience becomes possible.

Dryness comes usually when the vital dislikes a movement or' condition or the refusal of its desires and starts non-co-operation.

But sometimes it is a condition that has to be crossed through, e.g. the neutral or dry quietude which sometimes comes when the ordinary movements have been thrown out but nothing positive has yet come to take their place, i.e, peace, joy, a higher know- ledge or force or action.


dual ported ::: A term used to describe memory integrated circuits which can be accessed simultaneously via two independent address and data busses.Dual ported memory is often used in video display hardware, especially in conjunction with Video Random Access Memory (VRAM). The two ports allow the must wait, thus resulting in slower access times. Cycle stealing is one technique used to avoid this in single-ported video memory. (1995-01-12)

dual ported A term used to describe memory {integrated circuits} which can be accessed simultaneously via two independent address and data busses. Dual ported memory is often used in {video display} hardware, especially in conjunction with {Video Random Access Memory} (VRAM). The two ports allow the video display hardware to read memory to display the contents on screen at the same time as the CPU writes data to other areas of the same memory. In single-ported memory these two processes cannot occur simultanteously, the CPU must wait, thus resulting in slower access times. {Cycle stealing} is one technique used to avoid this in single-ported {video memory}. (1995-01-12)

Dvesha (Sanskrit) Dveṣa [from the verbal root dviṣ to hate] Hatred, dislike, enmity, anger; “One of the three principle states of mind (of which 63 are enumerated), which are Raga — pride or evil desire, Dwesa — anger, of which hatred is a part, and Moha — the ignorance of truth. These three are to be steadily avoided” (TG 107).

dwesha. ::: aversion; avoidance for something, implying a dislike for it

elude ::: 1. To avoid or escape by speed, cleverness, trickery, etc.; evade. 2. To escape the understanding, perception, or appreciation of. eludes.

elude ::: v. t. --> To avoid slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to escape from in a covert manner; to mock by an unexpected escape; to baffle; as, to elude an officer; to elude detection, inquiry, search, comprehension; to elude the force of an argument or a blow.

EMPrY QUIETUDE. ::: TIic consciousness is often like a vessel which has to be emptied of Its mixed or undesirable con- tents ; it has to Iw kept vacant for a while till it can be filled with things new and true, right and pure. The one tiling to be avoided is the refilling of the cup with the old turbid contents.

energy and receptivity which is alluring to the mind and the usual reactions of hunger, \scakness, intestinal disturbance etc. can be avoided. But the body sulTers by diminution and there can easily develop in the vital a morbid overstrained condition due to the inrush of more vital energy than the nervous system can assimilate or co-ordinate.

English shellcode "security" A kind of {malware} that is embedded in ordinary English sentences. English shellcode attempts to avoid detection by {antivirus software} by making the code resemble, e.g. {e-mail} text or {Wikipedia} entries. It was first revealed by researchers at {Johns Hopkins}. (2010-03-02)

equals ::: (character) =, ASCII character 61.Common names: ITU-T: equals; gets; takes. Rare: quadrathorpe; INTERCAL: half-mesh.Equals is used in many languages as the assignment operator though earlier languages used := (becomes equal to) to avoid upsetting mathematicians with ==, /=, != for various comparison operators and in C's +=, *= etc. which mimic the primitive operations of two-address code. (1995-03-29)

equals "character" "=", {ASCII} character 61. Common names: {ITU-T}: equals; gets; takes. Rare: quadrathorpe; {INTERCAL}: half-mesh. Equals is used in many languages as the {assignment} operator though earlier languages used ":=" ("becomes equal to") to avoid upsetting mathematicians with statements such as "x = x+1". It is also used in compounds such as ""=", ""=", "==", "/=", "!=" for various comparison operators and in {C}'s "+=", "*=" etc. which mimic the {primitive} operations of {two-address code}. (1995-03-29)

escapable ::: a. --> Avoidable.

escape ::: v. --> To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger.
To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention. ::: v. i. --> To flee, and become secure from danger; -- often


eschew ::: a. --> To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling of distaste; to keep one&

esloin ::: v. t. --> To remove; to banish; to withdraw; to avoid; to eloign.

evade ::: to elude; escape; avoid. evaded, evading.

evade ::: v. t. --> To get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a punishment; to evade the force of an argument.
To escape; to slip away; -- sometimes with from.
To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.


evasion ::: n. --> The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.

evasive ::: a. --> Tending to evade, or marked by evasion; elusive; shuffling; avoiding by artifice.

Even in jest falsehood should be avoided, because it tends to lower the consciousness.

evitable ::: a. --> Avoidable.

evitate ::: v. t. --> To shun; to avoid.

evitation ::: n. --> A shunning; avoidance.

example ::: n. --> One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen.
That which is to be followed or imitated as a model; a pattern or copy.
That which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model.
That which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning.


exercise, left as an ::: Used to complete a proof in technical books when one doesn't mind a handwave, or to avoid one entirely. The complete phrase is: The proof [or the rest] is attached to unsolved research problems by authors possessed of either an evil sense of humour or a vast faith in the capabilities of their audiences.[Jargon File] (1995-02-20)

exercise, left as an Used to complete a proof in technical books when one doesn't mind a {handwave}, or to avoid one entirely. The complete phrase is: "The proof [or "the rest"] is left as an exercise for the reader." This comment *has* occasionally been attached to unsolved research problems by authors possessed of either an evil sense of humour or a vast faith in the capabilities of their audiences. [{Jargon File}] (1995-02-20)

explicit type conversion ::: (programming) (Or cast in C and elsewhere). A programming construct (syntax) to specify that an expression's value should be converted to a different type.For example, in C, to convert an integer (usually 32 bits) to a char (usually 8 bits) we might write: int i = 42;char *p = &buf; the compiler, but can be used to make the conversion obvious and to avoid warning messages. (1999-09-19)

explicit type conversion ::: (programming) (Or cast in C and elsewhere). A programming construct (syntax) to specify that an expression's value should be converted to a different type.For example, in C, to convert an integer (usually 32 bits) to a char (usually 8 bits) we might write: int i = 42; char *p = &buf; the compiler, but can be used to make the conversion obvious and to avoid warning messages. (1999-09-19)

explicit type conversion "programming" (Or "cast" in {C} and elsewhere). A programming construct ({syntax}) to specify that an expression's value should be converted to a different type. For example, in {C}, to convert an {integer} (usually 32 bits) to a {char} (usually 8 bits) we might write: int i = 42; char *p = &buf; *p = (char) i; The expression "(char)" (called a "cast") converts i's value to char type. Casts (including this one) are often not strictly necessary, due to automatic {coercions} performed by the compiler, but can be used to make the conversion obvious and to avoid warning messages. (1999-09-19)

fabian ::: a. --> Of, pertaining to, or in the manner of, the Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus; cautious; dilatory; avoiding a decisive contest.

Factual: See Meaning, Kinds of, 2. Faculty: (Scholastic) Medieval psychology distinguishes several faculties of the soul which are said to be really distinct from each other and from the substance of the soul. According to Aquinas the distinction is based on objects and operations. The faculties are conceived as accidents of the soul's substance, but as pertaining essentially to its nature, therefore "proper accidents". The soul operates by means of the faculties. Much misunderstood and deteriorated, this theory remained alive until recent times and is still maintained, in its original and pure form, by Neo-Scholasticism. A certain rapprochement to the older notion may he observed in the modern theory of "general factors". Most of the criticisms directed against the faculty-psychology are based on modern experimental and nominalistic approaches. The faculties listed by Aquinas are: The sensory faculties, which to operate need a bodily organ;   The external senses,   The internal senses, sensus communis, memory, imagination, vis aestimativa (in animals) or cogitativa (in man),   The sensory appetites, subdivided in the concupiscible appetite aiming at the attainable good or fleeing the avoidable evil, the irascible appetite related to good and evil whose attainment or avoidance encounters obstacles. The vegetative faculties, comprising the achievements of nutrition, growth and procreation. While the sensory appetites are common sto man and animals, the vegetative are observed also in plants. The locomotive faculty, characteristic of animals and, therefore, also of man. The rational faculties, found with man alone;   Intellect, whose proper object is the universal nature of things and whose achievements are abstraction, reasoning, judging, syllogistic thought,   Rational Will, directed towards the good as such and relying in its operation on particulars on the co-operation of the appetites, just as intellect needs for the formation of its abstract notions the phantasm, derived from sense impressions and presented to the intellect by imagination. The vis cogitativa forms a link between rational universal will and particular strivings; it is therefore also called ratio particularis.   Ch. A. Hart, The Thomisttc Theory of Mental Faculties, Washington, D. C, 1930. -- R.A.

falsify ::: a. --> To make false; to represent falsely.
To counterfeit; to forge; as, to falsify coin.
To prove to be false, or untrustworthy; to confute; to disprove; to nullify; to make to appear false.
To violate; to break by falsehood; as, to falsify one&


fate ::: 1. That which is inevitably predetermined or preordained; destiny. 2. Something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot. **fate"s, fates, fated, fate-bound, fate-driven, fate-hedged, fate-led, fate-turned, world-fate.

fault-based testing "testing" Software testing using test data designed to demonstrate the absence of a set of pre-specified {faults}; typically, frequently occurring faults. For example, to demonstrate that the software handles or avoids {divide by zero} correctly, the test data would include zero. (1996-05-15)

fault-based testing ::: (testing) Software testing using test data designed to demonstrate the absence of a set of pre-specified faults; typically, frequently occurring faults. For example, to demonstrate that the software handles or avoids divide by zero correctly, the test data would include zero. (1996-05-15)

fear ::: n. --> A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.
A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God&


Financial restructuring - Normally refers to a set of processes and procedure aimed at avoiding the possible liquidation of the firms. It often involves agreement with third parties/entities to help satisfy the creditors' claims under a variety of different terms and possible conditions.

flee ::: v. i. --> To run away, as from danger or evil; to avoid in an alarmed or cowardly manner; to hasten off; -- usually with from. This is sometimes omitted, making the verb transitive.

flood ::: (chat) On a real-time network (whether at the level of TCP/IP, or at the level of, say, IRC), to send a huge amount of data to another user (or a group of users, in a channel) in an attempt to annoy him, lock his terminal, or to overflow his network buffer and thus lose his network connection.The basic principles of flooding are that you should have better network bandwidth than the person you're trying to flood, and that what you do to flood machine to produce than for the victim's machine to deal with. There is also the corrolary that you should avoid being caught.Failure to follow these principles regularly produces hilarious results, e.g., an IRC user flooding himself off the network while his intended victim is unharmed, the attacker's flood attempt being detected, and him being banned from the network in semi-perpetuity.See also pingflood, clonebot and botwar.[Jargon File] (1997-04-07)

flood "chat" On a real-time network (whether at the level of {TCP/IP}, or at the level of, say, {IRC}), to send a huge amount of data to another user (or a group of users, in a channel) in an attempt to annoy him, lock his terminal, or to overflow his network buffer and thus lose his network connection. The basic principles of flooding are that you should have better network {bandwidth} than the person you're trying to flood, and that what you do to flood them (e.g., generate ping requests) should be *less* resource-expensive for your machine to produce than for the victim's machine to deal with. There is also the corrolary that you should avoid being caught. Failure to follow these principles regularly produces hilarious results, e.g., an IRC user flooding himself off the network while his intended victim is unharmed, the attacker's flood attempt being detected, and him being banned from the network in semi-perpetuity. See also {pingflood}, {clonebot} and {botwar}. [{Jargon File}] (1997-04-07)

for loop "programming" A {loop} construct found in many {procedural languages} which repeatedly executes some instructions while a condition is true. In {C}, the for loop is written in the form; for (INITIALISATION; CONDITION; AFTER)  STATEMENT; where INITIALISATION is an expression that is evaluated once before the loop, CONDITION is evaluated before each iteration and the loop exits if it is false, AFTER is evaluated after each iteration, and STATEMENT is any statement, including a {compound statement} within braces "{..}", that is executed if CONDITION is true. For example: int i; for (i = 0; i " 10; i++) {   printf("Hello\n"); } prints "Hello" 10 times. Other languages provide a more succinct form of "for" statement specifically for iterating over {arrays} or {lists}. E.g., the {Perl} code, for my $task (@tasks) {   postpone($task); } calls function "postpone()" repeatedly, setting $task to each element of the "@tasks" array in turn. This avoids introducing temporary index variables like "i" in the previous example. The for loop is an alternative way of writing a {while loop} that is convenient because the loop control logic is collected in a single place. It is also closely related to the {repeat loop}. (2009-10-07)

fortuitous ::: a. --> Happening by chance; coming or occuring unexpectedly, or without any known cause; chance; as, the fortuitous concourse of atoms.
Happening independently of human will or means of foresight; resulting from unavoidable physical causes.


Ghost cult: The practices and ritual observances, associated with the propitiation or avoidance of the ghosts of the dead.

glitch ::: /glich/ [German glitschen to slip, via Yiddish glitshen, to slide or skid] 1. (Electronics) When the inputs of a circuit change, and the outputs change to reading the random value, the results can be very wrong and very hard to debug (a glitch is one of many causes of electronic heisenbugs).2. A sudden interruption in electric service, sanity, continuity, or program function. Sometimes recoverable. An interruption in electric service is specifically called a power glitch (or power hit), of grave concern because it usually crashes all the computers. See also gritch.2. [Stanford] To scroll a display screen, especially several lines at a time. WAITS terminals used to do this in order to avoid continuous scrolling, which is distracting to the eye.4. Obsolete. Same as magic cookie.[Jargon File]

glitch /glich/ [German "glitschen" to slip, via Yiddish "glitshen", to slide or skid] 1. (Electronics) When the inputs of a circuit change, and the outputs change to some {random} value for some very brief time before they settle down to the correct value. If another circuit inspects the output at just the wrong time, reading the random value, the results can be very wrong and very hard to debug (a glitch is one of many causes of electronic {heisenbugs}). 2. A sudden interruption in electric service, sanity, continuity, or program function. Sometimes recoverable. An interruption in electric service is specifically called a "power glitch" (or {power hit}), of grave concern because it usually crashes all the computers. See also {gritch}. 2. [Stanford] To scroll a display screen, especially several lines at a time. {WAITS} terminals used to do this in order to avoid continuous scrolling, which is distracting to the eye. 4. Obsolete. Same as {magic cookie}. [{Jargon File}]

GNU archive site "body" The main {GNU} {FTP archive} is on gnu.org but copies ("{mirrors}") of some or all of the files there are also held on many other computers around the world. To avoid overloading gnu.org and the {Internet} you should {FTP} files from the machine closest to yours. Look for a directory like /pub/gnu, /mirrors/gnu, /systems/gnu or /archives/gnu. {GNU Project FTP server (https://ftp.gnu.org/)}. (2014-12-04)

Gorgon (Greek) In Greek mythology, three sisters with wings, brazen claws, enormous teeth, and serpents instead of hair on their heads. The one usually meant is the mortal Medusa, once a beautiful maiden turned into a gorgon by the gods. She was overcome by Perseus who avoided her fatal glance, which would have turned him to stone, by using a mirror. Pegasus, the winged horse, sprang from her severed neck. Evidently the gorgons represent one of the powers which rule the lower realms of nature which have to be overcome by the aspirant to wisdom in the initiatory trials.

graph rewriting system ::: An extension of a term rewriting system which uses graph reduction on terms represented by directed graphs to avoid duplication of work by sharing expressions.

graph rewriting system An extension of a {term rewriting system} which uses {graph reduction} on terms represented by {directed graphs} to avoid duplication of work by sharing expressions.

hack mode "jargon" Engaged in {hack}ing. A Zen-like state of total focus on The Problem that may be achieved when one is hacking (this is why every good hacker is part mystic). Ability to enter such concentration at will correlates strongly with wizardliness; it is one of the most important skills learned during {larval stage}. Sometimes amplified as "deep hack mode". Being yanked out of hack mode (see {priority interrupt}) may be experienced as a physical shock, and the sensation of being in hack mode is more than a little habituating. The intensity of this experience is probably by itself sufficient explanation for the existence of hackers, and explains why many resist being promoted out of positions where they can code. See also {cyberspace}. Some aspects of hackish etiquette will appear quite odd to an observer unaware of the high value placed on hack mode. For example, if someone appears at your door, it is perfectly okay to hold up a hand (without turning one's eyes away from the screen) to avoid being interrupted. One may read, type, and interact with the computer for quite some time before further acknowledging the other's presence (of course, he or she is reciprocally free to leave without a word). The understanding is that you might be in {hack mode} with a lot of delicate state in your head, and you dare not {swap} that context out until you have reached a good point to pause. See also {juggling eggs}. [{Jargon File}] (1996-07-31)

hazard ::: n. 1. An unavoidable danger or risk, even though often foreseeable. 2. Something causing unavoidable danger, peril, risk, or difficulty. 3. The absence or lack of predictability; chance; uncertainty. hazard"s, hazards. *v. 4. To expose to hazard or risk. 5. To venture (something); dare. 6. To venture upon (anything of doubtful issue). *hazards, hazarded.

Hedonistic Paradox: A paradox or apparent inconsistency in hedonistic theory arising from (1) the doctrine that since pleasure is the only good, one ought always to seek pleasure, and (2) the fact that whenever pleasure itself is the object sought it cannot be found. Human nature is such that pleasure normally arises as an accompaniment of satisfaction of desire for any end except when that end is pleasure itself. The way to attain pleasure is not to seek for it, but for something else which when found will have yielded pleasure through the finding. Likewise, one should not seek to avoid pain, but only actions which produce pain. -- A.J.B.

He was the first to recognize a fundamental critical difference between the philosopher and the scientist. He found those genuine ideals in the pre-Socratic period of Greek culture which he regarded as essential standards for the deepening of individuality and real culture in the deepest sense, towards which the special and natural sciences, and professional or academic philosophers failed to contribute. Nietzsche wanted the philosopher to be prophetic, originally forward-looking in the clarification of the problem of existence. Based on a comprehensive critique of the history of Western civilization, that the highest values in religion, morals and philosophy have begun to lose their power, his philosophy gradually assumed the will to power, self-aggrandizement, as the all-embracing principle in inorganic and organic nature, in the development of the mind, in the individual and in society. More interested in developing a philosophy of life than a system of academic philosophy, his view is that only that life is worth living which develops the strength and integrity to withstand the unavoidable sufferings and misfortunes of existence without flying into an imaginary world.

Hilbert has given a formalization of arithmetic which takes the shape of a logistic system having primitive symbols some of a logical and some of an arithmetical character, so that logic and arithmetic are formalized together without taking logic as prior; similarly also for analysis. This would not of itself be opposed to the Frege-Russell view, since it is to be expected that the choice as to which symbols shall be taken as primitive in the formalization can be made in more than one way. Hilbert, however, took the position that many of the theorems of the system are ideale Aussagen, mere formulas, which are without meaning in themselves but are added to the reale Aussagen or genuinely meaningful formulas in order to avoid formal difficulties otherwise arising. In this respect Hilbert differs sharply from Frege and Russell, who would give a meaning (namely as propositions of logic) to all formulas (sentences) appearing. -- Concerning Hilbert's associated program for a consistency proof see the article Proof theory.

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.

Hsi ch'ang: Practicing the Eternal; i.e., "seeing what is small," "preserving one's weakness," "employing the light," and "reverting to enlightenment to avoid disaster to life." (Lao Tzu.) -- W.T.C.

Hubnet "networking" A 50 Mb/s {optical fibre} {network} developed at {Toronto University}. Network {topology} is a rooted tree with a maximum of 65536 hosts with maximum separation of 2 km. The {protocol} is multiple access, collision avoidance, echo detect and retry. [Computer Systems Equipment Design, Jan 85]. (1994-11-22)

Hubnet ::: (networking) A 50 Mb/s optical fibre network developed at Toronto University. Network topology is a rooted tree with a maximum of 65536 hosts with maximum separation of 2 km. The protocol is multiple access, collision avoidance, echo detect and retry.[Computer Systems Equipment Design, Jan 85]. (1994-11-22)

Ideal capacity - The largest volume of output possible if a facility maintained continuous operation at optimum efficiency, allowing for no losses of any kind, even those deemed normal or unavoidable; also called maximum capacity, theoretical capacity, or engineered capacity.

Idealism: Any system or doctrine whose fundamental interpretative principle is ideal. Broadly, any theoretical or practical view emphasizing mind (soul, spirit, life) or what is characteristically of pre-eminent value or significance to it. Negatively, the alternative to Materialism. (Popular confusion arises from the fact that Idealism is related to either or both uses of the adjective "ideal," i.e., (a) pertaining to ideas, and (b) pertaining to ideals. While a certain inner bond of sympathy can be established between these two standpoints, for theoretical purposes they must be clearly distinguished.) Materialism emphasizes the spatial, pictorial, corporeal, sensuous, non-valuational, factual, and mechanistic. Idealism stresses the supra- or non-spatial, non-pictorial, incorporeal, suprasensuous, normative or valuational, and teleological. The term Idealism shares the unavoidable expansion of such words as Idea, Mind, Spirit, and even Person, and in consequence it now possesses usefulness only in pointing out a general direction of thought, unless qualified, e.g., Platonic Idealism, Personal Idealism, Objective Idealism, Moral Idealism, etc.

If the term "experimental" is broadly understood as implying a general mode of inquiry based on observation and the tentative application of hypotheses to particular cases, it includes many studies in aesthetics which avoid quantitative measurement and laboratory procedure. The full application of scientific method is still commonly regarded as impossible or unfruitful in dealing with the more subtle and complex phenomena of art. But the progress of aesthetics toward scientific status is being slowly made, through increasing use of an objective and logical approach instead of a dogmatic or personal one, and through bringing the results of other sciences to bear on aesthetic problems. Recent years have seen a vast increase in the amount and variety of artistic data available for the aesthetician, as a result of anthropological and archeological research and excavation, diversified museum collections, improved reproductions, translations, and phonograph records. -- T.M.

imperative ::: a. --> Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders.
Not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order.
Expressive of commund, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood.


imperative ::: n. 1. An action, etc. involving or expressing a command; a command. 2. Something that demands attention or action; an unavoidable obligation or requirement; necessity. 3. The verbal mood (or any form belonging to it) which expresses a command, request, or exhortation. adj. **4. Absolutely necessary or required; unavoidable. 5. Of the nature of or expressing a command; commanding. imperatives.**

In China a sixth is listed as asravakshaya (stream-mastery, pain destruction), destruction of all ignorance and the entering of the stream of supernal knowledge. While these abhijnas may be acquired in the process of achieving spiritual progress, the Buddha frowned upon any attempt to develop them; and if they should spontaneously become manifest, then one must avoid any display of such extranormal powers.

incognito ::: a. / adv. --> Without being known; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title; -- said esp. of great personages who sometimes adopt a disguise or an assumed character in order to avoid notice. ::: a. --> One unknown or in disguise, or under an assumed

indent style "programming" Rules for formatting {code} to make it easier to visually match up the beginning and end of a {block} of statements, particularly one controlled by a {control statement} such as "if", "else", "for", "while", "do". This becomes important with large, nested blocks of code. Indent styles vary in the placement of "{" and "}" with respect to the statement(s) they enclose and the controlling statement. The normal style is "Allman style", named after {Eric Allman}, a {Berkeley} {hacker} who wrote many {BSD} {utilities} in it. It is sometimes called "BSD style". It resembles normal indent style in {Pascal} and {ALGOL}. Basic indent per level is eight or four spaces. This is the only indent style to clearly associate the controlling statement and the beginning and the end of the block by aligning them vertically, which probably explains its widespread adoption. if (cond) { "body" } Other styles such as {K&R style}, {Whitesmiths style} and {GNU style} are either obsolete or should be avoided because they make it harder (much harder in some cases) to match braces with each other and with the control statement that controls them. Many related languages such as {Perl} offer the same choices while others, following {B}, eschew braces and rely entirely on relative indentation to express block structure. In {Python}, braces can be used to override indentation. [{Jargon File}] (2014-09-24)

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


indolent ::: 1. Having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful. 2. Lazy, idle, torpid.

indolent ::: a. --> Free from toil, pain, or trouble.
Indulging in ease; avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive; as, an indolent man.
Causing little or no pain or annoyance; as, an indolent tumor.


inescapable ::: impossible to escape or avoid; inevitable. inescapably.

inevasible ::: a. --> Incapable of being evaded; inevitable; unavoidable.

inevitability ::: n. --> Impossibility to be avoided or shunned; inevitableness.

inevitable ::: 1. Unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary. 2. Sure to occur, happen, or come. inevitably.

inevitable ::: a. --> Not evitable; incapable of being shunned; unavoidable; certain.
Irresistible.


inevitableness ::: n. --> The state of being unavoidable; certainty to happen.

inevitably ::: adv. --> Without possibility of escape or evasion; unavoidably; certainly.

instruction scheduling "architecture" The {compiler} phase that orders instructions on a {pipelined}, {superscalar}, or {VLIW} architecture so as to maximise the number of function units operating in parallel and to minimise the time they spend waiting for each other. Examples are filling a {delay slot}; interspersing {floating-point} instructions with integer instructions to keep both units operating; making adjacent instructions independent, e.g. one which writes a register and another which reads from it; separating memory writes to avoid filling the {write buffer}. Norman P. Jouppi and David W. Wall, {"Available Instruction-Level Parallelism for Superscalar and Superpipelined Processors" (ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/archive/pub/DEC/WRL/research-reports/WRL-TR-89.7.ps.Z)}, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, pp. 272--282, 1989. [The SPARC Architecture Manual, v8, ISBN 0-13-825001-4]

instruction scheduling ::: The compiler phase that orders instructions on a pipelined, superscalar, or VLIW architecture so as to maximise the number of function units operating in parallel and to minimise the time they spend waiting for each other.Examples are filling a delay slot; interspersing floating-point instructions with integer instructions to keep both units operating; making adjacent instructions independent, e.g. one which writes a register and another which reads from it; separating memory writes to avoid filling the write buffer.Norman P. Jouppi and David W. Wall, , Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, pp. 272--282, 1989.[The SPARC Architecture Manual, v8, ISBN 0-13-825001-4]

In the Frege-Russell derivation of arithmetic from logic (see the article Mathematics) necessity for the postulates of Peano is avoided. If based on the theory of types, however, this derivation requires some form of the axiom of infinity -- which may be regarded as a residuum of the Peano postulates.

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


invisible ::: a. --> Incapable of being seen; not perceptible by vision; not visible. ::: n. --> An invisible person or thing; specifically, God, the Supreme Being.
A Rosicrucian; -- so called because avoiding declaration


Io (Greek) The daughter of Inachos, first king of Argos, she was beloved by Zeus and changed into a heifer to avoid Hera’s jealousy. Hera, not deceived, had the heifer watched by the hundred-eyed Argos, who was then slain by Hermes at the command of Zeus. After many wanderings in Europe and Asia, Io recovered her form in Egypt and gave birth to the dark Epaphos who became king of Egypt and founded Memphis.

IP Telephony ::: (communications) (IPT, Internet Telephony) Use of IP data connections to exchange voice and fax data that have traditionally been carried over the public switched telephone network.During the late 1990s, an increasing number of telephone calls have been routed over the Internet. Calls made in this way avoid PSTN charges. Unlike traditional telephony, IP telephony is relatively unregulated.Companies providing these services are known as Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs). They include telephone companies, cable TV companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).There are still many problems with voice quality, latency, compression algorithms, and quality of service.Voice over IP is an organised effort to standardise IP telephony.See also Computer Telephone Integration. . (1999-03-17)

IP Telephony "communications" (IPT, Internet Telephony) Use of {IP} data connections to exchange {voice} and {fax} data that have traditionally been carried over the {public switched telephone network}. During the late 1990s, an increasing number of telephone calls have been routed over the {Internet}. Calls made in this way avoid PSTN charges. Unlike traditional telephony, IP telephony is relatively unregulated. Companies providing these services are known as {Internet Telephony Service Providers} (ITSPs). They include telephone companies, cable TV companies and {Internet Service Providers} (ISPs). There are still many problems with voice quality, {latency}, {compression} {algorithms}, and {quality of service}. {Voice over IP} is an organised effort to standardise IP telephony. See also {Computer Telephone Integration}. {Internet Telephony Overview (http://fokus.gmd.de/research/cc/glone/projects/ipt/)}. (1999-03-17)

iterative deepening "algorithm" A {graph} search {algorithm} that will find the shortest path with some given property, even when the graph contains {cycles}. When searching for a path through a graph, starting at a given initial {node}, where the path (or its end node) has some desired property, a {depth-first search} may never find a solution if it enters a cycle in the graph. Rather than avoiding cycles (i.e. never extend a path with a node it already contains), iterative deepening explores all paths up to length (or "depth") N, starting from N=0 and increasing N until a solution is found. (2004-01-26)

It is also necessary to avoid looking on the lower quaternary as something evil, which must be destroyed or wrongly subjugated; it is in fact an essential part of the complete human being, and what it needs is regulation, inspiration from above, and consequent regeneration.

It is here, when this foundation has been secured, that the practice of Asana and Pranayama come in and can then bear their perfect fruits. By itself the control of the mind and moral being only puts our normal consciousness into the right preliminary condition; it cannot bring about that evolution or manifestation of the higher psychic being which is necessary for the greater aims of Yoga. In order to bring about this manifestation the present nodus of the vital and physical body with the mental being has to be loosened and the way made clear for the ascent through the greater psychic being to the union with the superconscient Purusha. This can be done by Pranayama. Asana is used by the Rajayoga only in its easiest and most natural position, that naturally taken by the body when seated and gathered together, but with the back and head strictly erect and in a straight line, so that there may be no deflection of the spinal cord. The object of the latter rule is obviously connected with the theory of the six chakras and the circulation of the vital energy between the muladhara and the brahmarandhra. The Rajayogic Pranayama purifies and clears the nervous system; it enables us to circulate the vital energy equally through the body and direct it also where we will according to need, and thus maintain a perfect health and soundness of the body and the vital being; it gives us control of all the five habitual operations of the vital energy in the system and at the same time breaks down the habitual divisions by which only the ordinary mechanical processes of the vitality are possible to the normal life. It opens entirely the six centres of the psycho-physical system and brings into the waking consciousness the power of the awakened Shakti and the light of the unveiled Purusha on each of the ascending planes. Coupled with the use of the mantra it brings the divine energy into the body and prepares for and facilitates that concentration in Samadhi which is the crown of the Rajayogic method. Rajayogic concentration is divided into four stages; it commences with the drawing both of the mind and senses from outward things, proceeds to the holding of the one object of concentration to the exclusion of all other ideas and mental activities, then to the prolonged absorption of the mind in this object, finally, to the complete ingoing of the consciousness by which it is lost to all outward mental activity in the oneness of Samadhi. The real object of this mental discipline is to draw away the mind from the outward and the mental world into union with the divine Being. Th
   refore in the first three stages use has to be made of some mental means or support by which the mind, accustomed to run about from object to object, shall fix on one alone, and that one must be something which represents the idea of the Divine. It is usually a name or a form or a mantra by which the thought can be fixed in the sole knowledge or adoration of the Lord. By this concentration on the idea the mind enters from the idea into its reality, into which it sinks silent, absorbed, unified. This is the traditional method. There are, however, others which are equally of a Rajayogic character, since they use the mental and psychical being as key. Some of them are directed rather to the quiescence of the mind than to its immediate absorption, as the discipline by which the mind is simply watched and allowed to exhaust its habit of vagrant thought in a purposeless running from which it feels all sanction, purpose and interest withdrawn, and that, more strenuous and rapidly effective, by which all outward-going thought is excluded and the mind forced to sink into itself where in its absolute quietude it can only
   reflect the pure Being or pass away into its superconscient existence. The method differs, the object and the result are the same. Here, it might be supposed, the whole action and aim of Rajayoga must end. For its action is the stilling of the waves of consciousness, its manifold activities, cittavrtti, first, through a habitual replacing of the turbid rajasic activities by the quiet and luminous sattwic, then, by the stilling of all activities; and its object is to enter into silent communion of soul and unity with the Divine. As a matter of fact we find that the system of Rajayoga includes other objects,—such as the practice and use of occult powers,—some of which seem to be unconnected with and even inconsistent with its main purpose. These powers or siddhis are indeed frequently condemned as dangers and distractions which draw away the Yogin from his sole legitimate aim of divine union. On the way, th
   refore, it would naturally seem as if they ought to be avoided; and once the goal is reached, it would seem that they are then frivolous and superfluous. But Rajayoga is a psychic science and it includes the attainment of all the higher states of consciousness and their powers by which the mental being rises towards the superconscient as well as its ultimate and supreme possibility of union with the Highest. Moreover, the Yogin, while in the body, is not always mentally inactive and sunk in Samadhi, and an account of the powers and states which are possible to him on the higher planes of his being is necessary to the completeness of the science. These powers and experiences belong, first, to the vital and mental planes above this physical in which we live, and are natural to the soul in the subtle body; as the dependence on the physical body decreases, these abnormal activities become possible and even manifest themselves without being sought for. They can be acquired and fixed by processes which the science gives, and their use then becomes subject to the will; or they can be allowed to develop of themselves and used only when they come, or when the Divine within moves us to use them; or else, even though thus naturally developing and acting, they may be rejected in a single-minded devotion to the one supreme goal of the Yoga. Secondly, there are fuller, greater powers belonging to the supramental planes which are the very powers of the Divine in his spiritual and supramentally ideative being. These cannot be acquired at all securely or integrally by personal effort, but can only come from above, or else can become natural to the man if and when he ascends beyond mind and lives in the spiritual being, power, consciousness and ideation. They then become, not abnormal and laboriously acquired siddhis, but simply the very nature and method of his action, if he still continues to be active in the world-existence.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 539-40-41-42


IYFEG ({Usenet}) Insert Your Favourite Ethnic Group. Used as a meta-name when telling ethnic jokes on the net to avoid offending anyone. See also {JEDR}. [{Jargon File}] (1994-11-24)

IYFEG ::: (Usenet) Insert Your Favourite Ethnic Group.Used as a meta-name when telling ethnic jokes on the net to avoid offending anyone.See also JEDR.[Jargon File] (1994-11-24)

jaghanya virati ::: avoidance of what is low and vulgar.

Jains, Jainas [from jina victorious] Followers of the jinas; one of the major Indian religions. Scholars place their origin in the 5th century BC, believing them to be the last direct representatives of the philosophical schools which then flourished. Jainism, however, became overshadowed with the rise of Buddhism, which it closely resembles; but came to the front when the Buddhist fervor waned in India. The first recorded Jain teacher is Vaddhamana (known as Mahavira, “the great hero”), a contemporary of Gautama Buddha; the Jains themselves state that there was a succession of teachers antedating him, and enumerate 24 Jinas or Tirthankaras. Jains deny the authority of the Vedas and do not believe in any personal supreme god. They have a complex religious philosophy which includes belief in the eternity of matter, the periodicity of the universe, and the immortality of human’s and animal’s minds. They are particularly known for avoiding harming any living thing.

judgment ::: v. i. --> The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values and relations of thins, whether of moral qualities, intellectual concepts, logical propositions, or material facts, is obtained; as, by careful judgment he avoided the peril; by a series of wrong judgments he forfeited confidence.
The power or faculty of performing such operations (see 1); esp., when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding


Kalpa(Sanskrit) ::: This word comes from a verb-root klrip, meaning "to be in order"; hence a "period of time," ora "cycle of time." Sometimes a kalpa is called the period of a mahamanvantara -- or "great manvantara"-- after which the globes of a planetary chain no longer go into obscuration or repose, as they periodicallydo, but die utterly. A kalpa is also called a Day of Brahma, and its length is 4,320,000,000 years. Sevenrounds form a Day of Brahma, or a planetary manvantara. (See also Brahma, Manvantara)Seven planetary manvantaras (or planetary cycles, each cycle consisting of seven rounds) form one solarkalpa (or solar manvantara), or seven Days of Brahma -- a week of Brahma.The difficulty that many Western students have had in understanding this word lies in the fact that it isunavoidably a "blind," because it does not apply with exclusive meaning to the length of one time periodalone. Like the English word age, or the English phrase time period, the word kalpa may be used forseveral different cycles. There is likewise the maha-kalpa or "great kalpa," which frequently is the namegiven to the vast time period contained in a complete solar manvantara or complete solar pralaya.

Karma, Karman: (Skr.) Action, movement, deed, a category e.g. in the Vaisesika (q.v.). In Indian philosophy generally thought of as a metaphysical entity carried by the individual along in samsara (q.v.). As law, karma would be identical with physical causation or causality while working with equal rigor in man's psychic and thought life. As such it is the unmitigated law of retribution working with equal precision in "good" and "evil" deeds and thoughts, thus determining the nature and circumstances of incarnation. Karma is classified into prarabdha (effects determining the unavoidable circumstances of man's life), samcita (effects able to be expiated or neglected, e.g., through jnana), and agami (effects currently generated and determining the future). Jainas (q.v.) enumerate 148 kinds of karma. -- K.F.L.

kluge around "jargon" To avoid a bug or difficult condition by inserting a {kluge}. Compare {workaround}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-03-10)

kluge around ::: (jargon) To avoid a bug or difficult condition by inserting a kluge.Compare workaround.[Jargon File] (1995-03-10)

K’o chi: A Chinese term which may be translated as conquering, controlling oneself or self-cultivation, Chinese scholars being divided in interpretation. By the first interpretation it means “restoring the moral order” and being a true man (jen), avoiding, in particular, partiality and selfish desires. By the second interpretation it means self-realization.

K'o chi: Conquering, controlling oneself or self-cultivation, Chinese scholars being divided in interpretation. By the first interpretation it mean's "restoring the moral order" and being a true man (jen), avoiding, in particular, partiality and selfish desires. By the second interpretation it means self realization. -- W.T.C.

K&R style "programming" An ugly, obsolete, deprecated {source code} {indent style} that looks like this: if (cond) { "body" } The basic indent is eight spaces (or one tab) per level; less commonly four. It is named after {Kernighan} & {Ritchie} because the examples in {K&R} are formatted this way. It is also called "kernel style" (because the {Unix} {kernel} was written in it) or {Egyptian brackets}. This style was popular when programmers worked on small displays, or when printing code on paper, becuase it saves vertical space. It should be avoided because the opening brace is easy to miss at the end of a long condition in an "if" or "while" statement and it makes it hard to pair up braces. (2014-09-28)

labor ::: n. --> Physical toil or bodily exertion, especially when fatiguing, irksome, or unavoidable, in distinction from sportive exercise; hard, muscular effort directed to some useful end, as agriculture, manufactures, and like; servile toil; exertion; work.
Intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history.
That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.


lace card (Obsolete) A {punched card} with all holes punched (also called a "whoopee card" or "ventilator card"). Card readers tended to jam when they got to one of these, as the resulting card had too little structural strength to avoid buckling inside the mechanism. Card punches could also jam trying to produce these things owing to power-supply problems. When some practical joker fed a lace card through the reader, you needed to clear the jam with a "card knife" - which you used on the joker first. [{Jargon File}]

Lace ::: Language for Assembling Classes in Eiffel. Specifies how to assemble an Eiffel system : in which directories to find the clusters, which class to use as the root, permits class renaming to avoid name clashes. Eiffel: The Language, Bertrand Meyer, P-H 1992.

Lace Language for Assembling Classes in Eiffel. Specifies how to assemble an Eiffel system : in which directories to find the clusters, which class to use as the root, permits class renaming to avoid name clashes. "Eiffel: The Language", Bertrand Meyer, P-H 1992.

line eater "messaging" 1. A {bug} in some now-obsolete versions of the {Usenet} software that used to eat up to {BUFSIZ} bytes of the article text. The bug was triggered by having the text of the article start with a space or tab. This bug was quickly personified as a mythical creature called the "line eater", and postings often included a dummy line of "line eater food". Ironically, line eater "food" not beginning with a space or tab wasn't actually eaten, since the bug was avoided; but if there *was* a space or tab before it, then the line eater would eat the food *and* the beginning of the text it was supposed to be protecting. The practice of "sacrificing to the line eater" continued for some time after the bug had been {nailed to the wall}, and is still humorously referred to. The bug itself is still (in mid-1991) occasionally reported to be lurking in some mail-to-netnews {gateways}. 2. {NSA line eater}. (1996-04-09)

litotes ::: n. --> A diminution or softening of statement for the sake of avoiding censure or increasing the effect by contrast with the moderation shown in the form of expression; as, " a citizen of no mean city," that is, of an illustrious city.

load balancing ::: (operating system, parallel) Techniques which aim to spread tasks among the processors in a parallel processor to avoid some processors being idle while load balancing algorithm does not contribute significantly to the overall processing or communications load.Distributed scheduling algorithms may be static, dynamic or preemptive. Static algorithms allocate processes to processors at run time while taking no account yield significant performance benefits, but that further (though lesser) gains may be had through the addition of process migration facilities. (1995-03-13)

load balancing "operating system, parallel" Techniques which aim to spread tasks among the processors in a {parallel processor} to avoid some processors being idle while others have tasks queueing for execution. Load balancing may be performed either by heavily loaded processors (with many tasks in their queues) sending tasks to other processors; by idle processors requesting work from others; by some centralised task distribution mechanism; or some combination of these. Some systems allow tasks to be moved after they have started executing ("{task migration}") others do not. It is important that the {overhead} of executing the load balancing {algorithm} does not contribute significantly to the overall processing or communications load. Distributed scheduling {algorithms} may be static, dynamic or preemptive. Static algorithms allocate processes to processors at run time while taking no account of current network load. Dynamic algorithms are more flexible, though more computationally expensive, and give some consideration to the network load before allocating the new process to a processor. Preemptive algorithms are more expensive and flexible still, and may migrate running processes from one host to another if deemed beneficial. Research to date indicates that dynamic algorithms yield significant performance benefits, but that further (though lesser) gains may be had through the addition of process migration facilities. (1995-03-13)

Loglan "human language" An artificial human language designed by James Cooke Brown in the late 1950s. Most artificial human languages devised in the 19th and 20th centuries (e.g. Esperanto) were designed to be easy to learn. Loglan, however, is unique in that its chief design goal was to avoid synactic ambiguity -- the kind that arises when trying to {parse} sentences like "The blind man picked up the hammer and saw". Loglan is thus the only human language unambiguously parseable by a formal grammar (assuming you count Loglan as a human language; its grammar is not at all like that of any natural human language). Most later development on Loglan continued under the name "Lojban". The Loglan Institute, Inc. is a non-profit research corporation. Loglan is unrelated to the programming languages {Loglan'82} or {Loglan-88}. {Halcyon Loglan (http://halcyon.com/loglan/welcome.html)}. E-mail: loglan@compuserve.com Telephone: +1 (619) 270 1691. Address: The Loglan Institute, Inc., 3009 Peters Way, San Diego, CA, 92117-4313 U.S.A. ["Scientific American", June 1960]. (1999-01-14)

Lorem ipsum ::: (text) A common piece of text used as mock-content when testing a given page layout or font.The following text is often used:Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetaur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.This continues at length and variously. The text is not really Greek, but badly garbled Latin. It started life as extracted phrases from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of Cicero's De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (The Extremes of Good and Evil), which read:Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.Translation:But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.-- Translation by H. Rackham, from his 1914 edition of De Finibus.However, since textual fidelity was unimportant to the goal of having random text to fill a page, it has degraded over the centuries, into Lorem ipsum....The point of using this text, or some other text of incidental intelligibility, is that it has a more-or-less normal (for English and Latin, at least) distribution of ascenders, descenders, and word-lengths, as opposed to just using abc 123 abc 123, Content here content here, or the like.The text is often used when previewing the layout of a document, as the use of more understandable text would distract the user from the layout being examined. A related technique is greeking. .(2006-09-18)

Lorem ipsum "text" A common piece of text used as mock-{content} when testing a given page layout or {font}. The following text is often used: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetaur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum." This continues at length and variously. The text is not really Greek, but badly garbled Latin. It started life as extracted phrases from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of Cicero's "De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" ("The Extremes of Good and Evil"), which read: Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur? At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet ut et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat. Translation: But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure? On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains. -- Translation by H. Rackham, from his 1914 edition of De Finibus. However, since textual fidelity was unimportant to the goal of having {random} text to fill a page, it has degraded over the centuries, into "Lorem ipsum...". The point of using this text, or some other text of incidental intelligibility, is that it has a more-or-less normal (for English and Latin, at least) distribution of ascenders, descenders, and word-lengths, as opposed to just using "abc 123 abc 123", "Content here content here", or the like. The text is often used when previewing the layout of a document, as the use of more understandable text would distract the user from the layout being examined. A related technique is {greeking}. {Lorem Ipsum - All the facts (http://lipsum.com/)}. (2006-09-18)

MACA {Multiple Access with Colision Avoidance}

malingerer ::: n. --> In the army, a soldier who feigns himself sick, or who induces or protracts an illness, in order to avoid doing his duty; hence, in general, one who shirks his duty by pretending illness or inability.

maximum segment size "networking" (MSS) The maximum amount of {TCP} data that a {node} can send in one {segment}. This should be the size of the receiver's reassembly buffer to try to avoid {fragmentation}. The equivalent at the {physical layer} is "{Maximum Transmission Unit}". (1998-03-06)

maximum segment size ::: (networking) (MSS) The maximum amount of TCP data that a node can send in one segment. This should be the size of the receiver's reassembly buffer to try to avoid fragmentation.The equivalent at the physical layer is Maximum Transmission Unit. (1998-03-06)

MBONE ::: Virtual Internet Backbone for Multicast IP.IP-Multicast is the class-D addressing scheme in IP implemented by Steve Deering at Xerox PARC. It was adopted at the IETF March 1992 meeting and acquired the name MBONE after the July 1992 IETF meeting.IP Multicast-based routing allows distributed applications to achieve real-time communication over IP wide area networks through a lightweight, highly threaded model of communication.Each network-provider participant in the MBONE provides one or more IP multicast routers to connect with tunnels to other participants and to customers. The workstations running the mrouted program, but the experimental MOSPF software for Proteon routers is an alternative.It is best if the workstations can be dedicated to the multicast routing function to avoid interference from other activities and so there will be no workstation so it can be installed parallel to the unicast router for those sites with configurations like this: +----------+| Backbone | replicated packets. The mrouted machine would not do any unicast forwarding.Note that end-user sites may participate with as little as one workstation that runs the packet audio and video software and has a tunnel to a network-provider node.RFC 1112 gives the details. . (1994-11-11)

Mean: In general, that which in some way mediates or occupies a middle position among various things or between two extremes. Hence (especially in the plural) that through which an end is attained; in mathematics the word is used for any one of various notions of average; in ethics it represents moderation, temperance, prudence, the middle way. In mathematics:   The arithmetic mean of two quantities is half their sum; the arithmetic mean of n quantities is the sum of the n quantities, divided by n. In the case of a function f(x) (say from real numbers to real numbers) the mean value of the function for the values x1, x2, . . . , xn of x is the arithmetic mean of f(x1), f(x2), . . . , f(xn). This notion is extended to the case of infinite sets of values of x by means of integration; thus the mean value of f(x) for values of x between a and b is ∫f(x)dx, with a and b as the limits of integration, divided by the difference between a and b.   The geometric mean of or between, or the mean proportional between, two quantities is the (positive) square root of their product. Thus if b is the geometric mean between a and c, c is as many times greater (or less) than b as b is than a. The geometric mean of n quantities is the nth root of their product.   The harmonic mean of two quantities is defined as the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of their reciprocals. Hence the harmonic mean of a and b is 2ab/(a + b).   The weighted mean or weighted average of a set of n quantities, each of which is associated with a certain number as weight, is obtained by multiplying each quantity by the associated weight, adding these products together, and then dividing by the sum of the weights. As under A, this may be extended to the case of an infinite set of quantities by means of integration. (The weights have the role of estimates of relative importance of the various quantities, and if all the weights are equal the weighted mean reduces to the simple arithmetic mean.)   In statistics, given a population (i.e., an aggregate of observed or observable quantities) and a variable x having the population as its range, we have:     The mean value of x is the weighted mean of the values of x, with the probability (frequency ratio) of each value taken as its weight. In the case of a finite population this is the same as the simple arithmetic mean of the population, provided that, in calculating the arithmetic mean, each value of x is counted as many times over as it occurs in the set of observations constituting the population.     In like manner, the mean value of a function f(x) of x is the weighted mean of the values of f(x), where the probability of each value of x is taken as the weight of the corresponding value of f(x).     The mode of the population is the most probable (most frequent) value of x, provided there is one such.     The median of the population is so chosen that the probability that x be less than the median (or the probability that x be greater than the median) is ½ (or as near ½ as possible). In the case of a finite population, if the values of x are arranged in order of magnitude     --repeating any one value of x as many times over as it occurs in the set of observations constituting the population     --then the middle term of this series, or the arithmetic mean of the two middle terms, is the median.     --A.C. In cosmology, the fundamental means (arithmetic, geometric, and harmonic) were used by the Greeks in describing or actualizing the process of becoming in nature. The Pythagoreans and the Platonists in particular made considerable use of these means (see the Philebus and the Timaeus more especially). These ratios are among the basic elements used by Plato in his doctrine of the mixtures. With the appearance of the qualitative physics of Aristotle, the means lost their cosmological importance and were thereafter used chiefly in mathematics. The modern mathematical theories of the universe make use of the whole range of means analyzed by the calculus of probability, the theory of errors, the calculus of variations, and the statistical methods. In ethics, the 'Doctrine of the Mean' is the moral theory of moderation, the development of the virtues, the determination of the wise course in action, the practice of temperance and prudence, the choice of the middle way between extreme or conflicting decisions. It has been developed principally by the Chinese, the Indians and the Greeks; it was used with caution by the Christian moralists on account of their rigorous application of the moral law.   In Chinese philosophy, the Doctrine of the Mean or of the Middle Way (the Chung Yung, literally 'Equilibrium and Harmony') involves the absence of immoderate pleasure, anger, sorrow or joy, and a conscious state in which those feelings have been stirred and act in their proper degree. This doctrine has been developed by Tzu Shu (V. C. B.C.), a grandson of Confucius who had already described the virtues of the 'superior man' according to his aphorism "Perfect is the virtue which is according to the mean". In matters of action, the superior man stands erect in the middle and strives to follow a course which does not incline on either side.   In Buddhist philosophy, the System of the Middle Way or Madhyamaka is ascribed more particularly to Nagarjuna (II c. A.D.). The Buddha had given his revelation as a mean or middle way, because he repudiated the two extremes of an exaggerated ascetlsm and of an easy secular life. This principle is also applied to knowledge and action in general, with the purpose of striking a happy medium between contradictory judgments and motives. The final objective is the realization of the nirvana or the complete absence of desire by the gradual destruction of feelings and thoughts. But while orthodox Buddhism teaches the unreality of the individual (who is merely a mass of causes and effects following one another in unbroken succession), the Madhyamaka denies also the existence of these causes and effects in themselves. For this system, "Everything is void", with the legitimate conclusion that "Absolute truth is silence". Thus the perfect mean is realized.   In Greek Ethics, the doctrine of the Right (Mean has been developed by Plato (Philebus) and Aristotle (Nic. Ethics II. 6-8) principally, on the Pythagorean analogy between the sound mind, the healthy body and the tuned string, which has inspired most of the Greek Moralists. Though it is known as the "Aristotelian Principle of the Mean", it is essentially a Platonic doctrine which is preformed in the Republic and the Statesman and expounded in the Philebus, where we are told that all good things in life belong to the class of the mixed (26 D). This doctrine states that in the application of intelligence to any kind of activity, the supreme wisdom is to know just where to stop, and to stop just there and nowhere else. Hence, the "right-mean" does not concern the quantitative measurement of magnitudes, but simply the qualitative comparison of values with respect to a standard which is the appropriate (prepon), the seasonable (kairos), the morally necessary (deon), or generally the moderate (metrion). The difference between these two kinds of metretics (metretike) is that the former is extrinsic and relative, while the latter is intrinsic and absolute. This explains the Platonic division of the sciences into two classes: those involving reference to relative quantities (mathematical or natural), and those requiring absolute values (ethics and aesthetics). The Aristotelian analysis of the "right mean" considers moral goodness as a fixed and habitual proportion in our appetitions and tempers, which can be reached by training them until they exhibit just the balance required by the right rule. This process of becoming good develops certain habits of virtues consisting in reasonable moderation where both excess and defect are avoided: the virtue of temperance (sophrosyne) is a typical example. In this sense, virtue occupies a middle position between extremes, and is said to be a mean; but it is not a static notion, as it leads to the development of a stable being, when man learns not to over-reach himself. This qualitative conception of the mean involves an adaptation of the agent, his conduct and his environment, similar to the harmony displayed in a work of art. Hence the aesthetic aspect of virtue, which is often overstressed by ancient and neo-pagan writers, at the expense of morality proper.   The ethical idea of the mean, stripped of the qualifications added to it by its Christian interpreters, has influenced many positivistic systems of ethics, and especially pragmatism and behaviourism (e.g., A. Huxley's rule of Balanced Excesses). It is maintained that it is also involved in the dialectical systems, such as Hegelianism, where it would have an application in the whole dialectical process as such: thus, it would correspond to the synthetic phase which blends together the thesis and the antithesis by the meeting of the opposites. --T.G. Mean, Doctrine of the: In Aristotle's ethics, the doctrine that each of the moral virtues is an intermediate state between extremes of excess and defect. -- O.R.M.

Mechanics: The science of motion, affording theoretical description by means of specification of position of particles bound by relations to other particles, usually having no extension but possessing mass. This involves space and time and frames of reference (in a relative fashion). Particles are assumed to traverse continuous paths. Auxiliary kinematical concepts are displacement, velocity, acceleration. The dynamical concept of forces (F's) acting independently of one another is coupled with mass (M) in a defining law, as F = Ma, where a = acceleration. Explicit reference to causation is avoided and is held to be unnecessary. Classical mechanics is restricted to the use of central forces (along the lines joining particles and a function of the length of those lines). This with a knowledge of boundary conditions leads to complete mechanistic determinism. The entire system of mechanics may also be developed by starting with other cortcepts such as energy and a stationary principle (usually that of "least action") in either an integral or differential form. -- W.M.M.

metasyntactic variable "grammar" Strictly, a {variable} used in {metasyntax}, but often used for any name used in examples and understood to stand for whatever thing is under discussion, or any random member of a class of things under discussion. The word {foo} is the {canonical} example. To avoid confusion, hackers never (well, hardly ever) use "foo" or other words like it as permanent names for anything. In filenames, a common convention is that any filename beginning with a metasyntactic-variable name is a {scratch} file that may be deleted at any time. To some extent, the list of one's preferred metasyntactic variables is a cultural signature. They occur both in series (used for related groups of variables or objects) and as singletons. Here are a few common signatures: {foo}, {bar}, {baz}, quux, quuux, quuuux...: MIT/Stanford usage, now found everywhere. At MIT (but not at Stanford), {baz} dropped out of use for a while in the 1970s and '80s. A common recent mutation of this sequence inserts {qux} before quux. bazola, ztesch: Stanford (from mid-'70s on). {foo}, {bar}, thud, grunt: This series was popular at CMU. Other CMU-associated variables include ack, barf, foo, and {gorp}. {foo}, {bar}, fum: This series is reported to be common at {Xerox PARC}. {fred}, {barney}: See the entry for {fred}. These tend to be Britishisms. {toto}, titi, tata, tutu: Standard series of metasyntactic variables among francophones. {corge}, {grault}, {flarp}: Popular at Rutgers University and among {GOSMACS} hackers. zxc, spqr, {wombat}: Cambridge University (England). shme: Berkeley, GeoWorks, Ingres. Pronounced /shme/ with a short /e/. {foo}, {bar}, zot: {Helsinki University of Technology}, Finland. blarg, wibble: New Zealand Of all these, only "foo" and "bar" are universal (and {baz} nearly so). The compounds {foobar} and "foobaz" also enjoy very wide currency. Some jargon terms are also used as metasyntactic names; {barf} and {mumble}, for example. See also {Commonwealth Hackish} for discussion of numerous metasyntactic variables found in Great Britain and the Commonwealth. [{Jargon File}] (1995-11-13)

metasyntactic variable ::: (grammar) Strictly, a variable used in metasyntax, but often used for any name used in examples and understood to stand for whatever thing is under foo is the canonical example. To avoid confusion, hackers never (well, hardly ever) use foo or other words like it as permanent names for anything.In filenames, a common convention is that any filename beginning with a metasyntactic-variable name is a scratch file that may be deleted at any time.To some extent, the list of one's preferred metasyntactic variables is a cultural signature. They occur both in series (used for related groups of variables or objects) and as singletons. Here are a few common signatures: foo, bar, baz, quux, quuux, quuuux...: MIT/Stanford usage, now found everywhere. At MIT (but not at Stanford), baz dropped out of use for a while in the 1970s and '80s. A common recent mutation of this sequence inserts qux before quux. bazola, ztesch: Stanford (from mid-'70s on). foo, bar, thud, grunt: This series was popular at CMU. Other CMU-associated variables include ack, barf, foo, and gorp. foo, bar, fum: This series is reported to be common at Xerox PARC. fred, barney: See the entry for fred. These tend to be Britishisms. toto, titi, tata, tutu: Standard series of metasyntactic variables among francophones. corge, grault, flarp: Popular at Rutgers University and among GOSMACS hackers. zxc, spqr, wombat: Cambridge University (England). shme: Berkeley, GeoWorks, Ingres. Pronounced /shme/ with a short /e/. foo, bar, zot: Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. blarg, wibble: New ZealandOf all these, only foo and bar are universal (and baz nearly so). The compounds foobar and foobaz also enjoy very wide currency.Some jargon terms are also used as metasyntactic names; barf and mumble, for example.See also Commonwealth Hackish for discussion of numerous metasyntactic variables found in Great Britain and the Commonwealth.[Jargon File] (1995-11-13)

metasyntactic variable ::: (grammar) Strictly, a variable used in metasyntax, but often used for any name used in examples and understood to stand for whatever thing is under foo is the canonical example. To avoid confusion, hackers never (well, hardly ever) use foo or other words like it as permanent names for anything.In filenames, a common convention is that any filename beginning with a metasyntactic-variable name is a scratch file that may be deleted at any time.To some extent, the list of one's preferred metasyntactic variables is a cultural signature. They occur both in series (used for related groups of variables or objects) and as singletons. Here are a few common signatures:foo, bar, baz, quux, quuux, quuuux...: MIT/Stanford usage, now found everywhere. At MIT (but not at Stanford), baz dropped out of use for a while in the 1970s and '80s. A common recent mutation of this sequence inserts qux before quux.bazola, ztesch: Stanford (from mid-'70s on).foo, bar, thud, grunt: This series was popular at CMU. Other CMU-associated variables include ack, barf, foo, and gorp.foo, bar, fum: This series is reported to be common at Xerox PARC.fred, barney: See the entry for fred. These tend to be Britishisms.toto, titi, tata, tutu: Standard series of metasyntactic variables among francophones.corge, grault, flarp: Popular at Rutgers University and among GOSMACS hackers.zxc, spqr, wombat: Cambridge University (England).shme: Berkeley, GeoWorks, Ingres. Pronounced /shme/ with a short /e/.foo, bar, zot: Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.blarg, wibble: New ZealandOf all these, only foo and bar are universal (and baz nearly so). The compounds foobar and foobaz also enjoy very wide currency.Some jargon terms are also used as metasyntactic names; barf and mumble, for example.See also Commonwealth Hackish for discussion of numerous metasyntactic variables found in Great Britain and the Commonwealth.[Jargon File] (1995-11-13)

Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages "processor" (MIPS) A project at {Stanford University} intended to simplify processor design by eliminating hardware {interlocks} between the five {pipeline} stages. This means that only single execution cycle instructions can access the thirty two 32-bit general {registers}, so that the {compiler} can schedule them to avoid conflicts. This also means that LOAD/STORE and branch instructions have a one-cycle delay to account for. However, because of the importance of multiply and divide instructions, a special HI/LO pair of multiply/divide registers exist which do have hardware interlocks, since these take several cycles to execute and complicate {instruction scheduling}. The project eventually lead to the commercial {MIPS R2000} processor. (1995-02-09)

(Mother’s Agenda, Vol. 05, 08-01-1964)If we are to attempt an integral Yoga, it will be as well to start with an idea of the Divine that is itself integral. There should be an aspiration in the heart wide enough for a realisation without any narrow limits. Not only should we avoid a sectarian religious outlook, but also all one-sided philosophical conceptions which try to shut up the Ineffable in a restricting mental formula.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 82


mouse "hardware, graphics" The most commonly used computer {pointing device}, first introduced by {Douglas Engelbart} in 1968. The mouse is a device used to manipulate an on-screen {pointer} that's normally shaped like an arrow. With the mouse in hand, the computer user can select, move, and change items on the screen. A conventional {roller-ball mouse} is slid across the surface of the desk, often on a {mouse mat}. As the mouse moves, a ball set in a depression on the underside of the mouse rolls accordingly. The ball is also in contact with two small shafts set at right angles to each other inside the mouse. The rotating ball turns the shafts, and sensors inside the mouse measure the shafts' rotation. The distance and direction information from the sensors is then transmitted to the computer, usually through a connecting wire - the mouse's "tail". The computer then moves the mouse pointer on the screen to follow the movements of the mouse. This may be done directly by the {graphics adaptor}, but where it involves the processor the task should be assigned a high {priority} to avoid any perceptible delay. Some mice are contoured to fit the shape of a person's right hand, and some come in left-handed versions. Other mice are symmetrical. Included on the mouse are usually two or three buttons that the user may press, or click, to initiate various actions such as running {programs} or opening {files}. The left-most button (the {primary mouse button}) is operated with the index finger to select and activate objects represented on the screen. Different {operating systems} and {graphical user interfaces} have different conventions for using the other button(s). Typical operations include calling up a {context-sensitive menu}, modifying the selection, or pasting text. With fewer mouse buttons these require combinations of mouse and keyboard actions. Between its left and right buttons, a mouse may also have a wheel that can be used for scrolling or other special operations defined by the software. Some systems allow the mouse button assignments to be swapped round for left-handed users. Just moving the pointer across the screen with the mouse typically does nothing (though some CAD systems respond to patterns of mouse movement with no buttons pressed). Normally, the pointer is positioned over something on the screen (an {icon} or a {menu} item), and the user then clicks a mouse button to actually affect the screen display. The five most common "gestures" performed with the mouse are: {point} (to place the pointer over an on-screen item), {click} (to press and release a mouse button), {double-click} {to press and release a mouse button twice in rapid succession}, {right-click} (to press and release the right mouse button}, and {drag} (to hold down the mouse button while moving the mouse). Most modern computers include a mouse as standard equipment. However, some systems, especially portable {laptop} and {notebook} models, may have a {trackball}, {touchpad} or {Trackpoint} on or next to the {keyboard}. These input devices work like the mouse, but take less space and don't need a desk. Many other alternatives to the conventional roller-ball mouse exist. A {tailless mouse}, or {hamster}, transmits its information with {infrared} impulses. A {foot-controlled mouse (http://footmouse.com/)} is one used on the floor underneath the desk. An {optical mouse} uses a {light-emitting diode} and {photocells} instead of a rolling ball to track its position. Some optical designs may require a special mouse mat marked with a grid, others, like the Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer, work on nearly any surface. {Yahoo! (http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Companies/Computers/Hardware/Peripherals/Input_Devices/Mice/)}. {(http://peripherals.about.com/library/weekly/aa041498.htm)}. {PC Guide's "Troubleshooting Mice" (http://pcguide.com/ts/x/comp/mice.htm)}. (1999-07-21)

mouse ::: (hardware, graphics) The most commonly used computer pointing device, first introduced by Douglas Engelbart in 1968. The mouse is a device used to mouse in hand, the computer user can select, move, and change items on the screen.A conventional roller-ball mouse is slid across the surface of the desk, often on a mouse mat. As the mouse moves, a ball set in a depression on the underside processor the task should be assigned a high priority to avoid any perceptible delay.Some mice are contoured to fit the shape of a person's right hand, and some come in left-handed versions. Other mice are symmetrical.Included on the mouse are usually two or three buttons that the user may press, or click, to initiate various actions such as running programs or opening files. scrolling or other special operations defined by the software. Some systems allow the mouse button assignments to be swapped round for left-handed users.Just moving the pointer across the screen with the mouse typically does nothing (though some CAD systems respond to patterns of mouse movement with no buttons icon or a menu item), and the user then clicks a mouse button to actually affect the screen display.The five most common gestures performed with the mouse are: point (to place the pointer over an on-screen item), click (to press and release a mouse succession, right-click (to press and release the right mouse button}, and drag (to hold down the mouse button while moving the mouse).Most modern computers include a mouse as standard equipment. However, some systems, especially portable laptop and notebook models, may have a trackball, touchpad or Trackpoint on or next to the keyboard. These input devices work like the mouse, but take less space and don't need a desk.Many other alternatives to the conventional roller-ball mouse exist. A tailless mouse, or hamster, transmits its information with infrared impulses. A marked with a grid, others, like the Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer, work on nearly any surface. . . . (1999-07-21)

multicast backbone (MBONE) A {virtual network} on top of the {Internet} which supports {routing} of {IP} {multicast} {packets}, intended for {multimedia} transmission. MBONE gives public access {desktop video} communications. The quality is poor with only 3-5 frames per second instead of the 30 frames per second of commercial television. Its advantage is that it avoids all telecommunications costs normally associated with teleconferencing. An interesting innovation is the use of MBONE for audio communications and an electronic "whiteboard" where the computer screen becomes a shared workspace where two physically remote parties can draw on and edit shared documents in {real-time}. (1994-10-27)

Multiple Access with Colision Avoidance ::: (networking) (MACA) A protocol used as a basis for the IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN standards.[Details?](2004-01-14)

Multiple Access with Colision Avoidance "networking" (MACA) A {protocol} used as a basis for the IEEE {802.11} {wireless LAN} {standards}. [Details?] (2004-01-14)

narrowly ::: adv. --> With little breadth; in a narrow manner.

Without much extent; contractedly.

With minute scrutiny; closely; as, to look or watch narrowly; to search narrowly.
With a little margin or space; by a small distance; hence, closely; hardly; barely; only just; -- often with reference to an avoided danger or misfortune; as, he narrowly escaped.
Sparingly; parsimoniously.


necessarily ::: adv. --> In a necessary manner; by necessity; unavoidably; indispensably.

necessary ::: a. --> Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.
Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requiste; essential.
Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; -- opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.


necessity ::: n. --> The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness.
The condition of being needy or necessitous; pressing need; indigence; want.
That which is necessary; a necessary; a requisite; something indispensable; -- often in the plural.
That which makes an act or an event unavoidable; irresistible force; overruling power; compulsion, physical or moral;


netiquette ::: (convention, networking) /net'ee-ket/ or /net'i-ket/ Network etiquette.The conventions of politeness recognised on Usenet and in mailing lists, such as not (cross-)posting to inappropriate groups and refraining from commercial advertising outside the biz groups.The most important rule of netiquette is Think before you post. If what you intend to post will not make a positive contribution to the newsgroup and be of interest to several readers, don't post it! Personal messages to one or two individuals should not be posted to newsgroups, use private e-mail instead.When following up an article, quote the minimum necessary to give some context to your reply and be careful to attribute the quote to the right person. If the appropriate to your reply, especially if the original message was posted to one or more inappropriate groups in the first place.Re-read and edit your posting carefully before you post. Check the spelling and grammar. Keep your lines to less than 70 characters. Don't post test messages humorous or sarcastic comments, it is conventional to append a smiley, but don't overuse them.Before asking a question, read the messages already in the group and read the group's FAQ if it has one. When you do post a question, follow it with please summary by mail. This avoids umpteen people posting the same answer to the group and umpteen others posting me toos.If you believe someone has violated netiquette, send them a message by _private e-mail_, DO NOT post a follow-up to the news. And be polite, they may not responsible for the crime - their account may have been used by someone else or their address forged.Be proud of your postings but don't post just to see your name in pixels. Remember: your future employer may be reading. . .[Jargon File] (1999-10-18)

netiquette "convention, networking" /net'ee-ket/ or /net'i-ket/ Network etiquette. The conventions of politeness recognised on {Usenet} and in {mailing lists}, such as not (cross-)posting to inappropriate groups and refraining from commercial advertising outside the biz groups. The most important rule of netiquette is "Think before you post". If what you intend to post will not make a positive contribution to the newsgroup and be of interest to several readers, don't post it! Personal messages to one or two individuals should not be posted to newsgroups, use private e-mail instead. When following up an article, quote the minimum necessary to give some context to your reply and be careful to attribute the quote to the right person. If the article you are responding to was posted to several groups, edit the distribution ("Newsgroups:") header to contain only those groups which are appropriate to your reply, especially if the original message was posted to one or more inappropriate groups in the first place. Re-read and edit your posting carefully before you post. Check the spelling and grammar. Keep your lines to less than 70 characters. Don't post test messages (except to test groups) - wait until you have something to say. When posting humorous or sarcastic comments, it is conventional to append a {smiley}, but don't overuse them. Before asking a question, read the messages already in the group and read the group's {FAQ} if it has one. When you do post a question, follow it with "please reply by mail and I will post a summary if requested" and make sure you DO post a summary if requested, or if only a few people were interested, send them a summary by mail. This avoids umpteen people posting the same answer to the group and umpteen others posting "me too"s. If you believe someone has violated netiquette, send them a message by __private e-mail__, DO NOT post a follow-up to the news. And be polite, they may not realise their mistake, they might be a beginner or may not even have been responsible for the "crime" - their account may have been used by someone else or their address forged. Be proud of your postings but don't post just to see your name in pixels. Remember: your future employer may be reading. {Netiquette for Usenet Site Administrators (http://ancho.ucs.indiana.edu/FAQ/USAGN/index.html)}. {"net.acceptable" (http://marketing.tenagra.com/net-acceptable.html)}. [{Jargon File}] (1999-10-18)

Normal loss - This is the loss that can be considered under normal efficient operating procedures in the production process e.g. the loss of liquid through evaporation in chemical production. It is an inevitable consequence of the production process under efficient operation conditions and is therefore considered to be unavoidable. Losses greater or less are refereed to as abnormal gains or losses and may have resulted from reduced or improved efficiency.

Normal spoilage – The product deterioration that is expected even under the best operating conditions. It is inherent and unavoidable in the short run. Costs of normal Spoilage are allocated to the remaining good units in Inventory.

  “No system of Yoga should ever be practiced unless under the direct teaching of one who knows the dangers of meddling with the psycho-mental apparatus of the human constitution, for dangers lurk at every step, and the meddler in these things is likely to bring disaster upon himself, both in matters of health and as regards sane mental equilibrium. The higher branches of Yoga, however, such as the Raja-Yoga and Jnana-Yoga, implying strict spiritual and intellectual discipline combined with a fervid love for all beings, are perfectly safe. It is, however, the ascetic practices, etc., and the teachings that go with them, wherein lies the danger to the unwary, and they should be carefully avoided” (OG 183).

no-write allocation "memory management" A {cache} policy where only processor reads are cached, thus avoiding the need for {write-back} or {write-through}. (1996-06-12)

no-write allocation ::: (memory management) A cache policy where only processor reads are cached, thus avoiding the need for write-back or write-through. (1996-06-12)

Object: (Lat. objectus, pp. of objicere, to throw over against) In the widest sense, object is that towards which consciousness is directed, whether cognitively or conatively The cognitive or epistemological object of mind is anything perceived, imagined, conceived or thought about. See Eptstemological Object. The conative object is anything desired, avoided or willed. -- L.W.

occurs check "programming" A feature of some implementations of {unification} which causes unification of a {logic variable} V and a structure S to fail if S contains V. Binding a variable to a structure containing that variable results in a cyclic structure which may subsequently cause unification to loop forever. Some implementations use extra pointer comparisons to avoid this. Most implementations of {Prolog} do not perform the occurs check for reasons of efficiency. Without occurs check the {complexity} of {unification} is O(min(size(term1), size(term2))) with occurs check it's O(max(size(term1), size(term2))) In {theorem proving} unification without the occurs check can lead to unsound inference. For example, in {Prolog} it is quite valid to write X = f(X). which will succeed, binding X to a cyclic structure. Clearly however, if f is taken to stand for a function rather than a {constructor}, then the above equality is only valid if f is the {identity function}. Weijland calls unification without occur check, "complete unification". The reference below describes a complete unification algorithm in terms of Colmerauer's consistency algorithm. ["Semantics for Logic Programs without Occur Check", W.P. Weijland, Theoretical Computer Science 71 (1990) pp 155-174]. (1996-01-11)

occurs check ::: (programming) A feature of some implementations of unification which causes unification of a logic variable V and a structure S to fail if S contains V.Binding a variable to a structure containing that variable results in a cyclic structure which may subsequently cause unification to loop forever. Some implementations use extra pointer comparisons to avoid this.Most implementations of Prolog do not perform the occurs check for reasons of efficiency. Without occurs check the complexity of unification is O(min(size(term1), size(term2))) with occurs check it's O(max(size(term1), size(term2))) unsound inference. For example, in Prolog it is quite valid to write X = f(X). constructor, then the above equality is only valid if f is the identity function.Weijland calls unification without occur check, complete unification. The reference below describes a complete unification algorithm in terms of Colmerauer's consistency algorithm.[Semantics for Logic Programs without Occur Check, W.P. Weijland, Theoretical Computer Science 71 (1990) pp 155-174]. (1996-01-11)

ones complement A system used in some computers to represent negative numbers. To negate a number, each bit of the number is inverted (zeros are replaced with ones and vice versa). This has the consequence that there are two reperesentations for zero, either all zeros or all ones. ... 000...00011 = +3 000...00010 = +2 000...00001 = +1 000...00000 = +0 111...11111 = -0 111...11110 = -1 111...11101 = -2 111...11100 = -3 ... Naive logic for ones complement addition might easily conclude that -0 + 1 = +0. The {twos complement} avoids this by using all ones to represent -1.

ones complement ::: A system used in some computers to represent negative numbers. To negate a number, each bit of the number is inverted (zeros are replaced with ones and vice versa). This has the consequence that there are two reperesentations for zero, either all zeros or all ones. ...000...00011 = +3 Naive logic for ones complement addition might easily conclude that -0 + 1 = +0.The twos complement avoids this by using all ones to represent -1.

Other primitive formulas (possibly involving new primitive notations) which may be added correspond to the axiom of choice (q. v.) or are designed to introduce classes (q. v.) or descriptions (q. v.). Functional abstraction (q. v.) may also be Introduced by means of additional primitive formulas or primitive rules of inference, or it may be defined with the aid of descriptions. Whitehead and Russell employ the axiom of infinity and the axiom of choice but avoid the necessity of special primitive formulas in connection with classes and descriptions by introducing classes and descriptions as incomplete symbols.

outline font "text" (Or "vector font") A {font} defined as a set of lines and curves as opposed to a {bitmap font}. An outline font (e.g. {PostScript}, {TrueType}, {RISC OS}) can be scaled to any size and otherwise transformed more easily than a bitmap font, and with more attractive results, though this requires a lot of numerical processing. The result of transforming a character in an outline font in a particular way is often saved as a bitmap in a {font cache} to avoid repeating the calculations if that character is to be drawn again. (1995-03-16)

outline font ::: (text) (Or vector font) A font defined as a set of lines and curves as opposed to a bitmap font. An outline font (e.g. PostScript, TrueType, RISC OS) particular way is often saved as a bitmap in a font cache to avoid repeating the calculations if that character is to be drawn again. (1995-03-16)

overflow "programming" The condition that occurs when the result of a calculation is too big to store in the intended format. For example, the result of adding one to 255 cannot be represented as an {unsigned}, eight-bit integer. In a {signed integer} representation, overflow can occur when an integer becomes either too positive or too negative. Overflow can also occur in the exponent of a {floating point} number representation. The term "{underflow}" is sometimes used for negative overflow of the exponent. Ignoring overflow will result in nonsensicle results such as 255 + 1 = 0. At the hardware level, the {ALU} typically indicates overflow by setting an overflow flag bit which the program can test. Programming languages will typically respond to overflow by raising some kind of {signal} or other error condition to halt normal execution. Some languages attempt to avoid overflow by providing (optional) variable length number representation ({multiprecission arithmetic}) so that the maximum number representable is limited only by the amount of storage available. (2008-05-30)

paranoid programming "programming" A programming style that tries to prepare for the worst external conditions, including incorrect input, resource limitations, hardware and software failure and even {can't happen} errors, to the fullest possible extent. While some believe in the motto "professional programming is paranoid programming", the expression usually has the connotation that the efforts are unnecessary or too costly ("Maybe this code is just paranoid programming, but I think it is necessary to avoid a possible overflow condition".) (2001-01-27)

paranoid programming ::: (programming) A programming style that tries to prepare for the worst external conditions, including incorrect input, resource limitations, hardware unnecessary or too costly (Maybe this code is just paranoid programming, but I think it is necessary to avoid a possible overflow condition.)(2001-01-27)

parry ::: v. t. --> To ward off; to stop, or to turn aside; as, to parry a thrust, a blow, or anything that means or threatens harm.
To avoid; to shift or put off; to evade. ::: v. i. --> To ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc.


password "security" An arbitrary string of characters chosen by a user or {system administrator} and used to authenticate the user when he attempts to log on, in order to prevent unauthorised access to his account. A favourite activity among unimaginative {computer nerds} and {crackers} is writing programs which attempt to discover passwords by using lists of commonly chosen passwords such as people's names (spelled forward or backward). It is recommended that to defeat such methods passwords use a mixture of upper and lower case letters or digits and avoid proper names and real words. If you have trouble remembering random strings of characters, make up an acronym like "ihGr8trmP" ("I have great trouble remembering my password"). (1994-10-27)

plan file "operating system" On {Unix} systems that support {finger}, the ".plan" file in a user's {home directory} is displayed when the user is fingered. This feature was originally intended to be used to keep potential fingerers apprised of one's location and near-future plans, but has been turned almost universally to humorous and self-expressive purposes (like a {sig block}). See also {Hacking X for Y}. A later innovation in plan files was the introduction of "scrolling plan files" which are one-dimensional animations made using only the printable {ASCII} character set, {carriage return} and {line feed}, avoiding terminal specific {escape sequences}, since the {finger} command will (for security reasons; see {letterbomb}) not pass the {escape} character. Scrolling .plan files have become art forms in miniature, and some sites have started competitions to find who can create the longest running, funniest, and most original animations. A compiler (ASP) is available on {Usenet} for producing them. Typical animation components include: Centipede: mmmmme Lorry/Truck: oo-oP Andalusian Video Snail: _@/ In the mid-1990s {WWW} {home pages} largely supplanted .plan files, providing a much richer forum for the publication of personal minutiae and digital creativity. See also {twirling baton}. [{Jargon File}] (1998-01-16)

Pong ::: (games) A computer game invented in 1972 by Atari's Nolan Bushnell. The game is a minimalist rendering of table tennis. Each of the two players are represented as a white slab, controllable by a knob, which deflects a bouncing ball. The goal of the game is to AVOID MISSING BALL FOR HIGH SCORE. . (1997-11-23)

Pong "games" A computer game invented in 1972 by {Atari}'s Nolan Bushnell. The game is a minimalist rendering of table tennis. Each of the two players are represented as a white slab, controllable by a knob, which deflects a bouncing ball. The goal of the game is to "AVOID MISSING BALL FOR HIGH SCORE". {Yahoo (http://yahoo.com/Recreation/Games/Video_Games/Classic_Arcade_Games/Titles/Pong/)}. (1997-11-23)

pony ::: n. --> A small horse.
Twenty-five pounds sterling.
A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib.
A small glass of beer.


pq, the conjunction of p and q, "p and q." Instead of simple juxtaposition of the propositional symbols, a dot is sometimes written between, as p·q. Or the common abbreviation for and may be employed as a logical symbol, p & q. Or an inverted letter ∨, usually from a gothic font, may be used. In the Lukasiewicz notation for the propositional calculus, which avoids necessity for parentheses, the conjunction of p and q id Kpq.

precedence lossage ::: /pre's*-dens los'*j/ A C coding error in an expression due to unintended grouping of arithmetic or logical operators. Used especially of certain common ^, and >>. For example, the following C expression, intended to test the least significant bit of x, x & 1 == 0 is parsed as x & (1 == 0) which the compiler would probably evaluate at compile-time to (x & 0) and then to 0.Precedence lossage can always be avoided by suitable use of parentheses. For this reason, some C programmers deliberately ignore the language's precedence can't happen in *their* favourite language, which eschews precedence entirely, requiring one to use explicit parentheses everywhere.Other sources of bugs include aliasing bug, memory leak, memory smash, smash the stack, fandango on core, overrun screw.[Jargon File] (1994-12-16)

primary key "database" A unique {identifier}, often an {integer}, that labels a certain row in a table of a {relational database}. When this value occurs in other tables as a reference to a particular row in the first table it is called a "foreign key". Some {RDBMS}es can generate a new unique identifier each time a new row is inserted, others merely allow a column to be constrained to contain unique values. A table may have multiple {candidate keys}, from which the primary key is chosen. The primary key should be an arbitrary value, such as an {autoincrementing} integer. This avoids dependence on uniqueness, permanence and format of existing columns with real-world meaning (e.g. a person's name) or other external identifier (e.g. social security number). There should be enough possible primary key values to cater for the current and expected number of rows, bearing in mind that a wider column will generally be slower to process. (2006-05-29)

prime time ::: (From TV programming) Normal high-usage hours on a time-sharing system; the day shift. Avoidance of prime time was traditionally given as a major reason for along with time-sharing itself, almost obsolete. The hackish tendency to late-night hacking runs has changed not a bit.[Jargon File] (1995-01-18)

prime time (From TV programming) Normal high-usage hours on a {time-sharing} system; the day shift. Avoidance of prime time was traditionally given as a major reason for {night mode} hacking. The rise of the personal workstation has rendered this term, along with {time-sharing} itself, almost obsolete. The hackish tendency to late-night {hacking runs} has changed not a bit. [{Jargon File}] (1995-01-18)

Principle of non-sufficient reason: According to this law, the probabilities of two propositions may be said to be equal, if there is no adequate ground for declaring them unequal. When applied without qualification, this principle may lead to unwarranted results. Such a difficulty may be avoided by an adequate formulation of the Principle of Indifference. -- T.G.

priority inheritance ::: (parallel) A technique for avoiding priority inversion by temporarily raising the prioriry of all processes that want to access a shared resource to priority inheritance, L temporarily inherits H's priority, allowing L to run and release the resource H is waiting for.For example, an ambulance (H) is stuck behind a lorry (L) waiting at a junction (the shared resource) for a gap in a line of cars (M) using the junction. the ambulance, thus allowing the lorry and then the ambulance to use the junction.(2005-02-11)

priority inheritance "parallel" A technique for avoiding {priority inversion} by temporarily raising the prioriry of all processes that want to access a shared resource to the highest priority level of any of them. Priority inversion occurs where a low priority process, L is holding a resource required by a high priority process, H, but L is not running because a medium priority process, M is running. Under priority inheritance, L temporarily inherits H's priority, allowing L to run and release the resource H is waiting for. For example, an ambulance (H) is stuck behind a lorry (L) waiting at a junction (the shared resource) for a gap in a line of cars (M) using the junction. Applying priority inheritance, the cars give way to the lorry as they would to the ambulance, thus allowing the lorry and then the ambulance to use the junction. (2005-02-11)

priority scheduling "operating system" {Processes scheduling} in which the {scheduler} selects tasks to run based on their priority as opposed to, say, a simple {round-robin}. Priorities may be static or dynamic. Static priorities are assigned at the time of creation, while dynamic priorities are based on the processes' behaviour while in the system. For example, the scheduler may favour {I/O}-intensive tasks so that expensive requests can be issued as early as possible. A danger of priority scheduling is {starvation}, in which processes with lower priorities are not given the opportunity to run. In order to avoid starvation, in preemptive scheduling, the priority of a process is gradually reduced while it is running. Eventually, the priority of the running process will no longer be the highest, and the next process will start running. This method is called {aging}.

priority scheduling ::: (operating system) Processes scheduling in which the scheduler selects tasks to run based on their priority as opposed to, say, a simple round-robin.Priorities may be static or dynamic. Static priorities are assigned at the time of creation, while dynamic priorities are based on the processes' behaviour while in the system. For example, the scheduler may favour I/O-intensive tasks so that expensive requests can be issued as early as possible.A danger of priority scheduling is starvation, in which processes with lower priorities are not given the opportunity to run. In order to avoid starvation, the highest, and the next process will start running. This method is called aging.

Process Wastes ::: Any designated toxic pollutant or combination of pollutants, whether in wastewater or otherwise present, which is inherent to or unavoidable resulting from any manufacturing process, including that which comes into direct contact with or results from the production or use of any raw material, intermediate product, finished product, byproduct or waste product and is discharged into the navigable waters.



profile ::: 1. A control file for a program, especially a text file automatically read from each user's home directory and intended to be easily modified by the user in order to customise the program's behaviour. Used to avoid hard-coded choices (see also dot file, rc file).2. A report on the amounts of time spent in each routine of a program, used to find and tune away the hot spots in it. This sense is often verbed. Some profiling modes report units other than time (such as call counts) and/or report at granularities other than per-routine, but the idea is similar.

profile 1. A control file for a program, especially a text file automatically read from each user's home directory and intended to be easily modified by the user in order to customise the program's behaviour. Used to avoid {hard-coded} choices (see also {dot file}, {rc file}). 2. A report on the amounts of time spent in each routine of a program, used to find and {tune} away the {hot spots} in it. This sense is often verbed. Some profiling modes report units other than time (such as call counts) and/or report at granularities other than per-routine, but the idea is similar.

PROgrammed Graph REwriting Systems ::: (language) (PROGRES) A very high level language based on graph grammars, developed by Andy Scheurr and Albert Zuendorf of RWTH, Aachen in 1991.PROGRES supports structurally object-oriented specification of attributed graph structures with multiple inheritance hierarchies and types of types (for imperative programming of composite graph transformations (with built-in backtracking and cancelling arbitrary sequences of failing graph modifications).It is used for implementing abstract data types with graph-like internal structure, as a visual language for the graph-oriented database GRAS, and as a rule-oriented language for prototyping nondeterministically specified data/rule base transformations.PROGRES has a formally defined semantics based on PROgrammed Graph Rewriting Systems. It is an almost statically typed language which additionally offers down casting operators for run time checked type casting/conversion (in order to avoid severe restrictions concerning the language's expressiveness).Version RWTH 5.10 includes an integrated environment.[A. Scheurr, Introduction to PROGRES, an Attribute Graph Grammar Based Specification Language, in Proc WG89 Workshop on Graphtheoretic Concepts in Computer Science, LNCS 411, Springer 1991]. (1993-11-02)

PROgrammed Graph REwriting Systems "language" (PROGRES) A very high level language based on {graph grammars}, developed by Andy Scheurr "andy@i3.informatik.rwth-aachen.de" and Albert Zuendorf "albert@i3.informatik.rwth-aachen.de" of {RWTH}, Aachen in 1991. PROGRES supports structurally {object-oriented specification} of {attributed graph} structures with {multiple inheritance} hierarchies and types of types (for {parametric polymorphism}). It also supports declarative/relational specification of derived attributes, node sets, binary relationships (directed edges) and {Boolean} {constraints}, rule-oriented/visual specification of parameterised graph rewrite rules with complex application conditions, {nondeterministic} and {imperative programming} of composite graph transformations (with built-in {backtracking} and cancelling arbitrary sequences of failing graph modifications). It is used for implementing {abstract data types} with graph-like internal structure, as a visual language for the {graph-oriented database} {GRAS}, and as a rule-oriented language for prototyping {nondeterministic}ally specified data/rule base transformations. PROGRES has a formally defined {semantics} based on "PROgrammed Graph Rewriting Systems". It is an almost {statically typed} language which additionally offers "down casting" operators for run time checked type casting/conversion (in order to avoid severe restrictions concerning the language's expressiveness). Version RWTH 5.10 includes an integrated environment. [A. Scheurr, "Introduction to PROGRES, an Attribute Graph Grammar Based Specification Language", in Proc WG89 Workshop on Graphtheoretic Concepts in Computer Science", LNCS 411, Springer 1991]. {(ftp://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/Unix/PROGRES/)} for {Sun-4}. (1993-11-02)

pronoun ::: n. --> A word used instead of a noun or name, to avoid the repetition of it. The personal pronouns in English are I, thou or you, he, she, it, we, ye, and they.

protected mode ::: An operating mode of Intel 80x86 processors. The opposite of real mode. The Intel 8088, Intel 8086, Intel 80188 and Intel 80186 had only real mode, processors beginning with the Intel 80286 feature a second mode called protected mode.In real mode, addresses are generated by adding an address offset to the value of a segment register shifted left four bits. As the segment register and address offset are 16 bits long this results in a 20-bit address. This is the origin of the one megabyte (2^20) limit in real mode.There are 4 segment registers on processors before the Intel 80386. The 80386 introduced two more segment registers. Which segment register is used depends on the instruction, on the addressing mode and of an optional instruction prefix which selects the segment register explicitly.In protected mode, the segment registers contain an index into a table of segment descriptors. Each segment descriptor contains the start address of the protect different processes' memory from each other, hence the name protected mode.While the standard register set belongs to the CPU, the segment registers lie at the boundary between the CPU and MMU. Each time a new value is loaded into to be checked against the limit in the segment descriptor and are there added to the segment base address in the descriptor to form a linear address.On a 80386 or later, the linear address is further processed by the paged MMU before the result (the physical address) appears on the chip's address pins. The 80286 doesn't have a paged MMU so the linear address is output directly as the physical address.The paged MMU allows for arbitrary remapping of four klilobyte memory blocks (pages) through a translation table stored in memory. A few entries of this table are cached in the MMU's Translation Lookaside Buffer to avoid excessive memory accesses.After processor reset, all processors start in real mode. Protected mode has to be enabled by software. On the 80286 there exists no documented way back to real mode apart from resetting the processor. Later processors allow switching back to real mode by software.Software which has been written or compiled to run in protected mode must only use segment register values given to it by the operating system. Unfortunately, mode because it assumes real mode addressing and writes arbitrary values to segment registers, e.g. in order to perform address calculations.Such use of segment registers is only really necessary with data structures that are larger than 64 kilobytes and thus don't fit into a single segment. This is involve using a table of segments instead of calculating new segment register values ad hoc.To ease the transition to protected mode, Intel 80386 and later processors provide virtual 86 mode. (1995-03-29)

protected mode An operating mode of {Intel 80x86} processors. The opposite of real mode. The {Intel 8088}, {Intel 8086}, {Intel 80188} and {Intel 80186} had only real mode, processors beginning with the {Intel 80286} feature a second mode called protected mode. In real mode, addresses are generated by adding an address offset to the value of a {segment register} shifted left four bits. As the segment register and address offset are 16 bits long this results in a 20-bit address. This is the origin of the one megabyte (2^20) limit in real mode. There are 4 segment registers on processors before the {Intel 80386}. The 80386 introduced two more segment registers. Which segment register is used depends on the instruction, on the {addressing mode} and of an optional instruction prefix which selects the segment register explicitly. In protected mode, the segment registers contain an index into a table of {segment descriptors}. Each segment descriptor contains the start address of the segment, to which the offset is added to generate the address. In addition, the segment descriptor contains {memory protection} information. This includes an offset limit and bits for write and read permission. This allows the processor to prevent memory accesses to certain data. The {operating system} can use this to protect different processes' memory from each other, hence the name "protected mode". While the standard {register set} belongs to the {CPU}, the segment registers lie "at the boundary" between the CPU and MMU. Each time a new value is loaded into a segment register while in protected mode, the corresponding descriptor is loaded into a descriptor cache in the (Segment-)MMU. On processors before the {Pentium} this takes longer than just loading the segment register in real mode. Addresses generated by the CPU (which are segment offsets) are passed to the MMU to be checked against the limit in the segment descriptor and are there added to the segment base address in the descriptor to form a {linear address}. On a 80386 or later, the linear address is further processed by the paged MMU before the result (the physical address) appears on the chip's address pins. The 80286 doesn't have a paged MMU so the linear address is output directly as the physical address. The paged MMU allows for arbitrary remapping of four klilobyte memory blocks ({pages}) through a translation table stored in memory. A few entries of this table are cached in the MMU's {Translation Lookaside Buffer} to avoid excessive memory accesses. After processor reset, all processors start in real mode. Protected mode has to be enabled by software. On the 80286 there exists no documented way back to real mode apart from resetting the processor. Later processors allow switching back to real mode by software. Software which has been written or compiled to run in protected mode must only use segment register values given to it by the operating system. Unfortunately, most application code for {MS-DOS}, written before the 286, will fail in protected mode because it assumes real mode addressing and writes arbitrary values to segment registers, e.g. in order to perform address calculations. Such use of segment registers is only really necessary with data structures that are larger than 64 kilobytes and thus don't fit into a single segment. This is usually dealt with by the {huge memory model} in compilers. In this model, compilers generate address arithmetic involving segment registers. A solution which is portable to protected mode with almost the same efficiency would involve using a table of segments instead of calculating new segment register values ad hoc. To ease the transition to protected mode, {Intel 80386} and later processors provide "{virtual 86 mode}". (1995-03-29)

protestation ::: n. --> The act of making a protest; a public avowal; a solemn declaration, especially of dissent.
Formerly, a declaration in common-law pleading, by which the party interposes an oblique allegation or denial of some fact, protesting that it does or does not exist, and at the same time avoiding a direct affirmation or denial.


Proteus (Greek) The prophetic old man of the sea, a subject or son of Poseidon. Homer places him in the island of Pharos, one day’s journey from the Nile, while Vergil makes him an inhabitant of the Carpathian Sea between Crete and Rhodes. According to legend, he rose from the sea at midday and slept in the shade of the rocks, with sea monsters round him; anyone wishing to consult him must try to seize him at that time. To avoid prophesying, he assumed all sorts of dreadful shapes; if however he saw that his efforts were unavailing, he resumed his usual shape and gave his response. Here is an emblem of the astral light, so deceptive to the unwary and timorous, yet yielding its secrets to him who knows how to control it.

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

pseudo ::: (jargon) /soo'doh/ (Usenet) Pseudonym.1. An electronic-mail or Usenet persona adopted by a human for amusement value or as a means of avoiding negative repercussions of one's net.behaviour; a nom de Usenet, often associated with forged postings designed to conceal message origins. Perhaps the best-known and funniest hoax of this type is BIFF.2. Notionally, a flamage-generating AI program simulating a Usenet user. Many flamers have been accused of actually being such entities, despite the fact that their authenticity was settled only when the perpetrator came forward to publicly admit the hoax.[Jargon File] (1995-03-13)

quietly ::: adv. --> In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly.
Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably; as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly.
Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently; as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils.
Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement; in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he


Rajayoga must cod. For its action is the stilling of the waves of consciousness, its manifold activities, cinovfUl, first, through a habitual replacing of the turbid rajaslc activities by the quiet and luminous sattwic, then, by the stilling of all activities, and its object is to enter into silent communion of soul and unity with the Divine. As a matter of fact we find that the system of Raja- yoga includes other objects, — such as the practice and use of occult powers, — some of which seem to be unconnected with and even inconsistent with its main purpose. These powers or siddhis arc indeed frequently condemned as dangers and dis- tractions wWch draw away the Yogin from his sole legitimate aim of divine union. On the way, therefore, it would naturally seem as if they ought to bfe* avoided; and once the goal is reached, it would seem that they are then frivolous and super- fluous. But Rajayoga is a psychic science and it includes the attainment of all the higher slates of consciousness and their powers by which the mental being rises towards the super- conscient as well as its ultimate and supreme possibility of union wnth the Highest. Moreover, the Yo^n, while in the body, is not always mentally inactive and sunk in Samadhi and an account of the powers and states which arc possible to him on the higher planes of his being is necessary to the completeness of the science.

random testing "programming, testing" A {black-box testing} approach in which {software} is tested by choosing an arbitrary subset of all possible input values. Random testing helps to avoid the problem of only testing what you know will work. (2001-04-30)

random testing ::: (programming, testing) A black-box testing approach in which software is tested by choosing an arbitrary subset of all possible input values. Random testing helps to avoid the problem of only testing what you know will work.(2001-04-30)

rapid prototyping "programming" The creation of a working model of a software module to demonstrate the feasibility and suitability of the function. The prototype is expected to be replaced or refined before inclusion in the final product. Rapid prototyping contrasts with a {DIRFT} approach which emphasises careful design and implementation to avoid the overheads of debugging and testing prototype code. Rapid prototyping is appropriate when the requirements are unclear or likely to change (which is most of the time). (2012-11-17)

Rate monotonic scheduling "algorithm" A means of {scheduling} the time allocated to periodic {hard-deadline} {real-time} users of a resource. The users are assigned priorities such that a shorter fixed period between deadlines is associated with a higher priority. Rate monotonic scheduling provides a low-overhead, reasonably resource-efficient means of guaranteeing that all users will meet their deadlines provided that certain analytical equations are satisfied during the system design. It avoids the design complexity of {time-line scheduling} and the overhead of dynamic approaches such as {earliest-deadline scheduling}. [D. R. Wilcox, Naval Ocean Systems Center Technical Report 1310, August 1989, "Periodic Phase Adjustment Distributed Clock Synchronization in the Hard Realtime Environment", p. 9]. (1996-03-23)

Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal ::: (humour) Back in the good old days - the Golden Era of computers, it was easy to separate the men from the boys (sometimes called Real Men and out that Real Men don't relate to anything, and aren't afraid of being impersonal.)But, as usual, times change. We are faced today with a world in which little old ladies can get computers in their microwave ovens, 12-year-old kids can blow danger of becoming extinct, of being replaced by high-school students with TRASH-80s.There is a clear need to point out the differences between the typical high-school junior Pac-Man player and a Real Programmer. If this difference is why it would be a mistake to replace the Real Programmers on their staff with 12-year-old Pac-Man players (at a considerable salary savings).LANGUAGESThe easiest way to tell a Real Programmer from the crowd is by the programming language he (or she) uses. Real Programmers use Fortran. Quiche Eaters use need all these abstract concepts to get their jobs done - they are perfectly happy with a keypunch, a Fortran IV compiler, and a beer.Real Programmers do List Processing in Fortran.Real Programmers do String Manipulation in Fortran.Real Programmers do Accounting (if they do it at all) in Fortran.Real Programmers do Artificial Intelligence programs in Fortran.If you can't do it in Fortran, do it in assembly language. If you can't do it in assembly language, it isn't worth doing.STRUCTURED PROGRAMMINGThe academics in computer science have gotten into the structured programming rut over the past several years. They claim that programs are more easily in the world won't help you solve a problem like that - it takes actual talent. Some quick observations on Real Programmers and Structured Programming:Real Programmers aren't afraid to use GOTOs.Real Programmers can write five-page-long DO loops without getting confused.Real Programmers like Arithmetic IF statements - they make the code more interesting.Real Programmers write self-modifying code, especially if they can save 20 nanoseconds in the middle of a tight loop.Real Programmers don't need comments - the code is obvious.Since Fortran doesn't have a structured IF, REPEAT ... UNTIL, or CASE statement, Real Programmers don't have to worry about not using them. Besides, they can be simulated when necessary using assigned GOTOs.Data Structures have also gotten a lot of press lately. Abstract Data Types, Structures, Pointers, Lists, and Strings have become popular in certain circles. Languages, as we all know, have implicit typing based on the first letter of the (six character) variable name.OPERATING SYSTEMSWhat kind of operating system is used by a Real Programmer? CP/M? God forbid - CP/M, after all, is basically a toy operating system. Even little old ladies and grade school students can understand and use CP/M.Unix is a lot more complicated of course - the typical Unix hacker never can remember what the PRINT command is called this week - but when it gets right systems: they send jokes around the world on UUCP-net and write adventure games and research papers.No, your Real Programmer uses OS 370. A good programmer can find and understand the description of the IJK305I error he just got in his JCL manual. A great outstanding programmer can find bugs buried in a 6 megabyte core dump without using a hex calculator. (I have actually seen this done.)OS is a truly remarkable operating system. It's possible to destroy days of work with a single misplaced space, so alertness in the programming staff is people claim there is a Time Sharing system that runs on OS 370, but after careful study I have come to the conclusion that they were mistaken.PROGRAMMING TOOLSWhat kind of tools does a Real Programmer use? In theory, a Real Programmer could run his programs by keying them into the front panel of the computer. Back the first operating system for the CDC7600 in on the front panel from memory when it was first powered on. Seymore, needless to say, is a Real Programmer.One of my favorite Real Programmers was a systems programmer for Texas Instruments. One day he got a long distance call from a user whose system had includes a keypunch and lineprinter in his toolkit, he can get along with just a front panel and a telephone in emergencies.In some companies, text editing no longer consists of ten engineers standing in line to use an 029 keypunch. In fact, the building I work in doesn't contain a system is called SmallTalk, and would certainly not talk to the computer with a mouse.Some of the concepts in these Xerox editors have been incorporated into editors running on more reasonably named operating systems - Emacs and VI being two. The the Real Programmer wants a you asked for it, you got it text editor - complicated, cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous. TECO, to be precise.It has been observed that a TECO command sequence more closely resembles transmission line noise than readable text [4]. One of the more entertaining will probably destroy your program, or even worse - introduce subtle and mysterious bugs in a once working subroutine.For this reason, Real Programmers are reluctant to actually edit a program that is close to working. They find it much easier to just patch the binary object Programmer to do the job - no Quiche Eating structured programmer would even know where to start. This is called job security.Some programming tools NOT used by Real Programmers:Fortran preprocessors like MORTRAN and RATFOR. The Cuisinarts of programming - great for making Quiche. See comments above on structured programming.Source language debuggers. Real Programmers can read core dumps.Compilers with array bounds checking. They stifle creativity, destroy most of the interesting uses for EQUIVALENCE, and make it impossible to modify the operating system code with negative subscripts. Worst of all, bounds checking is inefficient.Source code maintenance systems. A Real Programmer keeps his code locked up in a card file, because it implies that its owner cannot leave his important programs unguarded [5].THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT WORKWhere does the typical Real Programmer work? What kind of programs are worthy of the efforts of so talented an individual? You can be sure that no Real or sorting mailing lists for People magazine. A Real Programmer wants tasks of earth-shaking importance (literally!).Real Programmers work for Los Alamos National Laboratory, writing atomic bomb simulations to run on Cray I supercomputers.Real Programmers work for the National Security Agency, decoding Russian transmissions.It was largely due to the efforts of thousands of Real Programmers working for NASA that our boys got to the moon and back before the Russkies.Real Programmers are at work for Boeing designing the operating systems for cruise missiles.Some of the most awesome Real Programmers of all work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Many of them know the entire operating system of the bytes of unused memory in a Voyager spacecraft that searched for, located, and photographed a new moon of Jupiter.The current plan for the Galileo spacecraft is to use a gravity assist trajectory past Mars on the way to Jupiter. This trajectory passes within 80 +/-3 kilometers of the surface of Mars. Nobody is going to trust a Pascal program (or a Pascal programmer) for navigation to these tolerances.As you can tell, many of the world's Real Programmers work for the U.S. Government - mainly the Defense Department. This is as it should be. Recently, programmers and Quiche Eaters alike.) Besides, the determined Real Programmer can write Fortran programs in any language.The Real Programmer might compromise his principles and work on something slightly more trivial than the destruction of life as we know it, providing Fortran, so there are a fair number of people doing graphics in order to avoid having to write COBOL programs.THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT PLAYGenerally, the Real Programmer plays the same way he works - with computers. He is constantly amazed that his employer actually pays him to do what he would be breath of fresh air and a beer or two. Some tips on recognizing Real Programmers away from the computer room:At a party, the Real Programmers are the ones in the corner talking about operating system security and how to get around it.At a football game, the Real Programmer is the one comparing the plays against his simulations printed on 11 by 14 fanfold paper.At the beach, the Real Programmer is the one drawing flowcharts in the sand.At a funeral, the Real Programmer is the one saying Poor George, he almost had the sort routine working before the coronary.In a grocery store, the Real Programmer is the one who insists on running the cans past the laser checkout scanner himself, because he never could trust keypunch operators to get it right the first time.THE REAL PROGRAMMER'S NATURAL HABITATWhat sort of environment does the Real Programmer function best in? This is an important question for the managers of Real Programmers. Considering the amount of money it costs to keep one on the staff, it's best to put him (or her) in an environment where he can get his work done.The typical Real Programmer lives in front of a computer terminal. Surrounding this terminal are:Listings of all programs the Real Programmer has ever worked on, piled in roughly chronological order on every flat surface in the office.Some half-dozen or so partly filled cups of cold coffee. Occasionally, there will be cigarette butts floating in the coffee. In some cases, the cups will contain Orange Crush.Unless he is very good, there will be copies of the OS JCL manual and the Principles of Operation open to some particularly interesting pages.Taped to the wall is a line-printer Snoopy calendar for the year 1969.Strewn about the floor are several wrappers for peanut butter filled cheese bars - the type that are made pre-stale at the bakery so they can't get any worse while waiting in the vending machine.Hiding in the top left-hand drawer of the desk is a stash of double-stuff Oreos for special occasions.Underneath the Oreos is a flowcharting template, left there by the previous occupant of the office. (Real Programmers write programs, not documentation. Leave that to the maintenance people.)The Real Programmer is capable of working 30, 40, even 50 hours at a stretch, under intense pressure. In fact, he prefers it that way. Bad response time project done on time, but creates a convenient excuse for not doing the documentation. In general:No Real Programmer works 9 to 5 (unless it's the ones at night).Real Programmers don't wear neckties.Real Programmers don't wear high-heeled shoes.Real Programmers arrive at work in time for lunch [9].A Real Programmer might or might not know his wife's name. He does, however, know the entire ASCII (or EBCDIC) code table.Real Programmers don't know how to cook. Grocery stores aren't open at three in the morning. Real Programmers survive on Twinkies and coffee.THE FUTUREWhat of the future? It is a matter of some concern to Real Programmers that the latest generation of computer programmers are not being brought up with the same ever learning Fortran! Are we destined to become an industry of Unix hackers and Pascal programmers?From my experience, I can only report that the future is bright for Real Programmers everywhere. Neither OS 370 nor Fortran show any signs of dying out, one of them has a way of converting itself back into a Fortran 66 compiler at the drop of an option card - to compile DO loops like God meant them to be.Even Unix might not be as bad on Real Programmers as it once was. The latest release of Unix has the potential of an operating system worthy of any Real in - like having the best parts of Fortran and assembly language in one place. (Not to mention some of the more creative uses for

Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal "humour" Back in the good old days - the "Golden Era" of computers, it was easy to separate the men from the boys (sometimes called "Real Men" and "Quiche Eaters" in the literature). During this period, the Real Men were the ones that understood computer programming, and the Quiche Eaters were the ones that didn't. A real computer programmer said things like "DO 10 I=1,10" and "ABEND" (they actually talked in capital letters, you understand), and the rest of the world said things like "computers are too complicated for me" and "I can't relate to computers - they're so impersonal". (A previous work [1] points out that Real Men don't "relate" to anything, and aren't afraid of being impersonal.) But, as usual, times change. We are faced today with a world in which little old ladies can get computers in their microwave ovens, 12-year-old kids can blow Real Men out of the water playing Asteroids and Pac-Man, and anyone can buy and even understand their very own Personal Computer. The Real Programmer is in danger of becoming extinct, of being replaced by high-school students with {TRASH-80s}. There is a clear need to point out the differences between the typical high-school junior Pac-Man player and a Real Programmer. If this difference is made clear, it will give these kids something to aspire to -- a role model, a Father Figure. It will also help explain to the employers of Real Programmers why it would be a mistake to replace the Real Programmers on their staff with 12-year-old Pac-Man players (at a considerable salary savings). LANGUAGES The easiest way to tell a Real Programmer from the crowd is by the programming language he (or she) uses. Real Programmers use {Fortran}. Quiche Eaters use {Pascal}. Nicklaus Wirth, the designer of Pascal, gave a talk once at which he was asked how to pronounce his name. He replied, "You can either call me by name, pronouncing it 'Veert', or call me by value, 'Worth'." One can tell immediately from this comment that Nicklaus Wirth is a Quiche Eater. The only parameter passing mechanism endorsed by Real Programmers is call-by-value-return, as implemented in the {IBM 370} {Fortran-G} and H compilers. Real programmers don't need all these abstract concepts to get their jobs done - they are perfectly happy with a {keypunch}, a {Fortran IV} {compiler}, and a beer. Real Programmers do List Processing in Fortran. Real Programmers do String Manipulation in Fortran. Real Programmers do Accounting (if they do it at all) in Fortran. Real Programmers do {Artificial Intelligence} programs in Fortran. If you can't do it in Fortran, do it in {assembly language}. If you can't do it in assembly language, it isn't worth doing. STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING The academics in computer science have gotten into the "structured programming" rut over the past several years. They claim that programs are more easily understood if the programmer uses some special language constructs and techniques. They don't all agree on exactly which constructs, of course, and the examples they use to show their particular point of view invariably fit on a single page of some obscure journal or another - clearly not enough of an example to convince anyone. When I got out of school, I thought I was the best programmer in the world. I could write an unbeatable tic-tac-toe program, use five different computer languages, and create 1000-line programs that WORKED. (Really!) Then I got out into the Real World. My first task in the Real World was to read and understand a 200,000-line Fortran program, then speed it up by a factor of two. Any Real Programmer will tell you that all the Structured Coding in the world won't help you solve a problem like that - it takes actual talent. Some quick observations on Real Programmers and Structured Programming: Real Programmers aren't afraid to use {GOTOs}. Real Programmers can write five-page-long DO loops without getting confused. Real Programmers like Arithmetic IF statements - they make the code more interesting. Real Programmers write self-modifying code, especially if they can save 20 {nanoseconds} in the middle of a tight loop. Real Programmers don't need comments - the code is obvious. Since Fortran doesn't have a structured IF, REPEAT ... UNTIL, or CASE statement, Real Programmers don't have to worry about not using them. Besides, they can be simulated when necessary using {assigned GOTOs}. Data Structures have also gotten a lot of press lately. Abstract Data Types, Structures, Pointers, Lists, and Strings have become popular in certain circles. Wirth (the above-mentioned Quiche Eater) actually wrote an entire book [2] contending that you could write a program based on data structures, instead of the other way around. As all Real Programmers know, the only useful data structure is the Array. Strings, lists, structures, sets - these are all special cases of arrays and can be treated that way just as easily without messing up your programing language with all sorts of complications. The worst thing about fancy data types is that you have to declare them, and Real Programming Languages, as we all know, have implicit typing based on the first letter of the (six character) variable name. OPERATING SYSTEMS What kind of operating system is used by a Real Programmer? CP/M? God forbid - CP/M, after all, is basically a toy operating system. Even little old ladies and grade school students can understand and use CP/M. Unix is a lot more complicated of course - the typical Unix hacker never can remember what the PRINT command is called this week - but when it gets right down to it, Unix is a glorified video game. People don't do Serious Work on Unix systems: they send jokes around the world on {UUCP}-net and write adventure games and research papers. No, your Real Programmer uses OS 370. A good programmer can find and understand the description of the IJK305I error he just got in his JCL manual. A great programmer can write JCL without referring to the manual at all. A truly outstanding programmer can find bugs buried in a 6 megabyte {core dump} without using a hex calculator. (I have actually seen this done.) OS is a truly remarkable operating system. It's possible to destroy days of work with a single misplaced space, so alertness in the programming staff is encouraged. The best way to approach the system is through a keypunch. Some people claim there is a Time Sharing system that runs on OS 370, but after careful study I have come to the conclusion that they were mistaken. PROGRAMMING TOOLS What kind of tools does a Real Programmer use? In theory, a Real Programmer could run his programs by keying them into the front panel of the computer. Back in the days when computers had front panels, this was actually done occasionally. Your typical Real Programmer knew the entire bootstrap loader by memory in hex, and toggled it in whenever it got destroyed by his program. (Back then, memory was memory - it didn't go away when the power went off. Today, memory either forgets things when you don't want it to, or remembers things long after they're better forgotten.) Legend has it that {Seymore Cray}, inventor of the Cray I supercomputer and most of Control Data's computers, actually toggled the first operating system for the CDC7600 in on the front panel from memory when it was first powered on. Seymore, needless to say, is a Real Programmer. One of my favorite Real Programmers was a systems programmer for Texas Instruments. One day he got a long distance call from a user whose system had crashed in the middle of saving some important work. Jim was able to repair the damage over the phone, getting the user to toggle in disk I/O instructions at the front panel, repairing system tables in hex, reading register contents back over the phone. The moral of this story: while a Real Programmer usually includes a keypunch and lineprinter in his toolkit, he can get along with just a front panel and a telephone in emergencies. In some companies, text editing no longer consists of ten engineers standing in line to use an 029 keypunch. In fact, the building I work in doesn't contain a single keypunch. The Real Programmer in this situation has to do his work with a "text editor" program. Most systems supply several text editors to select from, and the Real Programmer must be careful to pick one that reflects his personal style. Many people believe that the best text editors in the world were written at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center for use on their Alto and Dorado computers [3]. Unfortunately, no Real Programmer would ever use a computer whose operating system is called SmallTalk, and would certainly not talk to the computer with a mouse. Some of the concepts in these Xerox editors have been incorporated into editors running on more reasonably named operating systems - {Emacs} and {VI} being two. The problem with these editors is that Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No the Real Programmer wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor - complicated, cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous. TECO, to be precise. It has been observed that a TECO command sequence more closely resembles transmission line noise than readable text [4]. One of the more entertaining games to play with TECO is to type your name in as a command line and try to guess what it does. Just about any possible typing error while talking with TECO will probably destroy your program, or even worse - introduce subtle and mysterious bugs in a once working subroutine. For this reason, Real Programmers are reluctant to actually edit a program that is close to working. They find it much easier to just patch the binary {object code} directly, using a wonderful program called SUPERZAP (or its equivalent on non-IBM machines). This works so well that many working programs on IBM systems bear no relation to the original Fortran code. In many cases, the original source code is no longer available. When it comes time to fix a program like this, no manager would even think of sending anything less than a Real Programmer to do the job - no Quiche Eating structured programmer would even know where to start. This is called "job security". Some programming tools NOT used by Real Programmers: Fortran preprocessors like {MORTRAN} and {RATFOR}. The Cuisinarts of programming - great for making Quiche. See comments above on structured programming. Source language debuggers. Real Programmers can read core dumps. Compilers with array bounds checking. They stifle creativity, destroy most of the interesting uses for EQUIVALENCE, and make it impossible to modify the operating system code with negative subscripts. Worst of all, bounds checking is inefficient. Source code maintenance systems. A Real Programmer keeps his code locked up in a card file, because it implies that its owner cannot leave his important programs unguarded [5]. THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT WORK Where does the typical Real Programmer work? What kind of programs are worthy of the efforts of so talented an individual? You can be sure that no Real Programmer would be caught dead writing accounts-receivable programs in {COBOL}, or sorting {mailing lists} for People magazine. A Real Programmer wants tasks of earth-shaking importance (literally!). Real Programmers work for Los Alamos National Laboratory, writing atomic bomb simulations to run on Cray I supercomputers. Real Programmers work for the National Security Agency, decoding Russian transmissions. It was largely due to the efforts of thousands of Real Programmers working for NASA that our boys got to the moon and back before the Russkies. Real Programmers are at work for Boeing designing the operating systems for cruise missiles. Some of the most awesome Real Programmers of all work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Many of them know the entire operating system of the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft by heart. With a combination of large ground-based Fortran programs and small spacecraft-based assembly language programs, they are able to do incredible feats of navigation and improvisation - hitting ten-kilometer wide windows at Saturn after six years in space, repairing or bypassing damaged sensor platforms, radios, and batteries. Allegedly, one Real Programmer managed to tuck a pattern-matching program into a few hundred bytes of unused memory in a Voyager spacecraft that searched for, located, and photographed a new moon of Jupiter. The current plan for the Galileo spacecraft is to use a gravity assist trajectory past Mars on the way to Jupiter. This trajectory passes within 80 +/-3 kilometers of the surface of Mars. Nobody is going to trust a Pascal program (or a Pascal programmer) for navigation to these tolerances. As you can tell, many of the world's Real Programmers work for the U.S. Government - mainly the Defense Department. This is as it should be. Recently, however, a black cloud has formed on the Real Programmer horizon. It seems that some highly placed Quiche Eaters at the Defense Department decided that all Defense programs should be written in some grand unified language called "ADA" ((C), DoD). For a while, it seemed that ADA was destined to become a language that went against all the precepts of Real Programming - a language with structure, a language with data types, {strong typing}, and semicolons. In short, a language designed to cripple the creativity of the typical Real Programmer. Fortunately, the language adopted by DoD has enough interesting features to make it approachable -- it's incredibly complex, includes methods for messing with the operating system and rearranging memory, and Edsgar Dijkstra doesn't like it [6]. (Dijkstra, as I'm sure you know, was the author of "GoTos Considered Harmful" - a landmark work in programming methodology, applauded by Pascal programmers and Quiche Eaters alike.) Besides, the determined Real Programmer can write Fortran programs in any language. The Real Programmer might compromise his principles and work on something slightly more trivial than the destruction of life as we know it, providing there's enough money in it. There are several Real Programmers building video games at Atari, for example. (But not playing them - a Real Programmer knows how to beat the machine every time: no challenge in that.) Everyone working at LucasFilm is a Real Programmer. (It would be crazy to turn down the money of fifty million Star Trek fans.) The proportion of Real Programmers in Computer Graphics is somewhat lower than the norm, mostly because nobody has found a use for computer graphics yet. On the other hand, all computer graphics is done in Fortran, so there are a fair number of people doing graphics in order to avoid having to write COBOL programs. THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT PLAY Generally, the Real Programmer plays the same way he works - with computers. He is constantly amazed that his employer actually pays him to do what he would be doing for fun anyway (although he is careful not to express this opinion out loud). Occasionally, the Real Programmer does step out of the office for a breath of fresh air and a beer or two. Some tips on recognizing Real Programmers away from the computer room: At a party, the Real Programmers are the ones in the corner talking about operating system security and how to get around it. At a football game, the Real Programmer is the one comparing the plays against his simulations printed on 11 by 14 fanfold paper. At the beach, the Real Programmer is the one drawing flowcharts in the sand. At a funeral, the Real Programmer is the one saying "Poor George, he almost had the sort routine working before the coronary." In a grocery store, the Real Programmer is the one who insists on running the cans past the laser checkout scanner himself, because he never could trust keypunch operators to get it right the first time. THE REAL PROGRAMMER'S NATURAL HABITAT What sort of environment does the Real Programmer function best in? This is an important question for the managers of Real Programmers. Considering the amount of money it costs to keep one on the staff, it's best to put him (or her) in an environment where he can get his work done. The typical Real Programmer lives in front of a computer terminal. Surrounding this terminal are: Listings of all programs the Real Programmer has ever worked on, piled in roughly chronological order on every flat surface in the office. Some half-dozen or so partly filled cups of cold coffee. Occasionally, there will be cigarette butts floating in the coffee. In some cases, the cups will contain Orange Crush. Unless he is very good, there will be copies of the OS JCL manual and the Principles of Operation open to some particularly interesting pages. Taped to the wall is a line-printer Snoopy calendar for the year 1969. Strewn about the floor are several wrappers for peanut butter filled cheese bars - the type that are made pre-stale at the bakery so they can't get any worse while waiting in the vending machine. Hiding in the top left-hand drawer of the desk is a stash of double-stuff Oreos for special occasions. Underneath the Oreos is a flowcharting template, left there by the previous occupant of the office. (Real Programmers write programs, not documentation. Leave that to the maintenance people.) The Real Programmer is capable of working 30, 40, even 50 hours at a stretch, under intense pressure. In fact, he prefers it that way. Bad response time doesn't bother the Real Programmer - it gives him a chance to catch a little sleep between compiles. If there is not enough schedule pressure on the Real Programmer, he tends to make things more challenging by working on some small but interesting part of the problem for the first nine weeks, then finishing the rest in the last week, in two or three 50-hour marathons. This not only impresses the hell out of his manager, who was despairing of ever getting the project done on time, but creates a convenient excuse for not doing the documentation. In general: No Real Programmer works 9 to 5 (unless it's the ones at night). Real Programmers don't wear neckties. Real Programmers don't wear high-heeled shoes. Real Programmers arrive at work in time for lunch [9]. A Real Programmer might or might not know his wife's name. He does, however, know the entire {ASCII} (or EBCDIC) code table. Real Programmers don't know how to cook. Grocery stores aren't open at three in the morning. Real Programmers survive on Twinkies and coffee. THE FUTURE What of the future? It is a matter of some concern to Real Programmers that the latest generation of computer programmers are not being brought up with the same outlook on life as their elders. Many of them have never seen a computer with a front panel. Hardly anyone graduating from school these days can do hex arithmetic without a calculator. College graduates these days are soft - protected from the realities of programming by source level debuggers, text editors that count parentheses, and "user friendly" operating systems. Worst of all, some of these alleged "computer scientists" manage to get degrees without ever learning Fortran! Are we destined to become an industry of Unix hackers and Pascal programmers? From my experience, I can only report that the future is bright for Real Programmers everywhere. Neither OS 370 nor Fortran show any signs of dying out, despite all the efforts of Pascal programmers the world over. Even more subtle tricks, like adding structured coding constructs to Fortran have failed. Oh sure, some computer vendors have come out with Fortran 77 compilers, but every one of them has a way of converting itself back into a Fortran 66 compiler at the drop of an option card - to compile DO loops like God meant them to be. Even Unix might not be as bad on Real Programmers as it once was. The latest release of Unix has the potential of an operating system worthy of any Real Programmer - two different and subtly incompatible user interfaces, an arcane and complicated teletype driver, virtual memory. If you ignore the fact that it's "structured", even 'C' programming can be appreciated by the Real Programmer: after all, there's no type checking, variable names are seven (ten? eight?) characters long, and the added bonus of the Pointer data type is thrown in - like having the best parts of Fortran and assembly language in one place. (Not to mention some of the more creative uses for

register dancing Many older processor architectures suffer from a serious shortage of general-purpose registers. This is especially a problem for compiler-writers, because their generated code needs places to store temporaries for things like intermediate values in expression evaluation. Some designs with this problem, like the Intel 80x86, do have a handful of special-purpose registers that can be pressed into service, providing suitable care is taken to avoid unpleasant side effects on the state of the processor: while the special-purpose register is being used to hold an intermediate value, a delicate minuet is required in which the previous value of the register is saved and then restored just before the official function (and value) of the special-purpose register is again needed. [{Jargon File}]

Remembering dreams ::: There I's a change or reversal of the consciousness that takes place and the dream* consciousness in disappearing takes away its scences' and experiences with it. This can sometimes be avoided by not coming out abruptly into the waking state or getting up quickly, but remaining quiet for a time to see if the memory lemains or comes back: Otherwise the physical memory has to be taught to remember.

If the waking is composed or it the impression is very strong, then the memory remains at least of the last dream. Those who want to remember their dreams sometimes make a practice of lying quiet and tracing backwards, recovering the dreams one by one. When the dream-state is very light, one can remember more dreams than when it is heavy.


repeating group "database" Any {attribute} that can have multiple values associated with a single instance of some {entity}. For example, a book might have multiple authors. Such a "-to-many" relationship might be represented in an unnormalised {relational database} as multiple author columns in the book table or a single author(s) column containing a string which was a list of authors. Converting this to "first normal form" is the first step in {database normalisation}. Each author of the book would appear in a separate {row} along with the book's {primary key}. Later nomalisation stages would move the book-author relationship into a separate table to avoid repeating other book attibutes (e.g. title, publisher) for each author. (2005-07-28)

repeating group ::: (database) Any attribute that can have multiple values associated with a single instance of some entity. For example, a book might have multiple authors.Such a -to-many relationship might be represented in an unnormalised relational database as multiple author columns in the book table or a single separate table to avoid repeating other book attibutes (e.g. title, publisher) for each author.(2005-07-28)

Round, Second The evolutionary course of the life-waves once around the entire planetary chain is termed a round. A noteworthy difference between the first round and all succeeding rounds is that during the first round all the vestures of various kinds used by the evolving monads, whether grouped as life-waves or not, were constructed as elementary outlines, the monads pursuing their first cycling by building forms of a spiritual-ethereal character. This applies not only the globes of a planetary chain themselves, but to the various bodies in which the individual monads of the life-waves manifest. Some of these bodies remain on each globe of the chain and become sishtas (remainders) when their respective life-waves pass to the next succeeding globe; and this procedure began during the first round. These remaining vestures or sishtas are ready as evolutionary type-forms when the incoming monads of the life-waves re-enter the different globes after having passed around the chain. These returning monads of the life-waves imbodying themselves in and through the sishtas, are the beginnings of the different root-races on each globe. Evolution proceeds through this process after the end of the first round, thus avoiding what would have otherwise been the need of the monads of the incoming life-waves to build bodies from the ground up — the sishtas being relatively highly evolved vehicles waiting for the pioneer monads of the various life-waves.

rsh ::: Remote shell.A Berkeley Unix networking command to execute a given command on a remote host, passing it input and receiving its output. Rsh communicates with a daemon on the remote host. It is sometimes called remsh to avoid confusion with the restricted shell, also called rsh.Unix manual page: rsh(1). (1994-12-08)

rsh Remote shell. A {Berkeley Unix} networking command to execute a given command on a remote {host}, passing it input and receiving its output. Rsh communicates with a {daemon} on the remote host. It is sometimes called remsh to avoid confusion with the {restricted shell}, also called "rsh". {Unix manual page}: rsh(1). (1994-12-08)

run-time error ::: (programming) An error in the execution of a program which occurs at run time, as opposed to a compile-time error.A good programming language should, among other things, aim to replace run-time errors by compile-time errors. Language features such as strong typing help.A good program should attempt to avoid run-time errors by, for example, checking that their input data is sensible. Where this is not possible, the program exiting via the language or operating system's default handler. Here again, a good language will make this easy to do (or at least possible).See also abort, core dump, GPF. (1997-01-13)

run-time error "programming" An {error} in the execution of a program which occurs at {run time}, as opposed to a {compile-time error}. A good programming language should, among other things, aim to replace run-time errors by compile-time errors. Language features such as {strong typing} help. A good program should attempt to avoid run-time errors by, for example, checking that their input data is sensible. Where this is not possible, the program should attempt to detect the error and handle it gracefully rather than just exiting via the language or operating system's default handler. Here again, a good language will make this easy to do (or at least possible). See also {abort}, {core dump}, {GPF}. (1997-01-13)

saving ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Save ::: a. --> Preserving; rescuing.
Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook.
Bringing back in returns or in receipts the sum expended;


“Schemal, the alter ego and the Sabean type of Samael, meant, in his philosophical and esoteric aspect, the ‘year’ in its astrological evil aspect, its twelve months or wings of unavoidable evils, in nature; and in esoteric theogony . . . both Schemal and Samael represented a particular divinity. With the Kabalists they are ‘the Spirit of the Earth,’ the personal god that governs it, identical de facto with Jehovah. For the Talmudists admit themselves that Samael is a god-name of one of the seven Elohim. The Kabalists, moreover, show the two, Schemal and Samael, as a symbolical form of Saturn, Chronos, the twelve wings standing for the 12 months, and the symbol in its collectivity representing a racial cycle. Jehovah and Saturn are also glyphically identical” (SD 1:417).

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

screen saver ::: (tool) A program which displays either a completely black image or a constantly changing image on a computer monitor to prevent a stationary image automatically after the computer has had no user input for a preset time. Some screen savers come with many different modules, each giving a different effect.Approximately pre-1990, many cathode ray tubes, in TVs, computer monitors or elsewhere, were prone to burn-in; that is, if the same pattern (e.g., the phosphor on the screen would fatigue and that part of the screen would seem greyed out, even when the CRT was off.Eventually CRTs were developed which were resistant to burn-in (and which sometimes went into sleep mode after a period of inactivity); but in the Atari 2600s) would, when not being played, change the screen every few seconds, to avoid burn-in; and computer screen saver programs were developed.The first screen savers were simple screen blankers - they just set the screen to all black, but, in the best case of creeping featurism ever recorded, these almost-black screen) were added. Later, more complex effects appeared, including animations (often with sound effects!) of arbitrary length and complexity.Along the way, avoiding repetitive patterns and burn-in was completely forgotten and screen savers such as Pointcast were developed, which make no claim to save your monitor, but are simply bloated browsers for push media which self-start after the machine has been inactive for a few minutes. (1997-11-23)

screen saver "tool" A program which displays either a completely black image or a constantly changing image on a computer monitor to prevent a stationary image from "burning" into the phosphor of the screen. Screen savers usually start automatically after the computer has had no user input for a preset time. Some screen savers come with many different modules, each giving a different effect. Approximately pre-1990, many {cathode ray tubes}, in TVs, computer {monitors} or elsewhere, were prone to "burn-in"; that is, if the same pattern (e.g., the {WordPerfect} status line; the {Pong} score readout; or a TV channel-number display) were shown at the same position on the screen for very long periods of time, the phosphor on the screen would "fatigue" and that part of the screen would seem greyed out, even when the CRT was off. Eventually CRTs were developed which were resistant to burn-in (and which sometimes went into {sleep} mode after a period of inactivity); but in the meantime, solutions were developed: home video game systems of the era (e.g., Atari 2600s) would, when not being played, change the screen every few seconds, to avoid burn-in; and computer screen saver programs were developed. The first screen savers were simple screen blankers - they just set the screen to all black, but, in the best case of {creeping featurism} ever recorded, these tiny (often under 1K long) programs grew without regard to efficiency or even basic usefulness. At first, small, innocuous {display hacks} (generally on an almost-black screen) were added. Later, more complex effects appeared, including {animations} (often with sound effects!) of arbitrary length and complexity. Along the way, avoiding repetitive patterns and burn-in was completely forgotten and "screen savers" such as {Pointcast} were developed, which make no claim to save your monitor, but are simply bloated {browsers} for {push media} which self-start after the machine has been inactive for a few minutes. (1997-11-23)

Seagate Technology "company" A major manufacturer of {hard disk drives}, founded in 1979 as "Shugart Technology" by {Alan F. Shugart} and {Finis Conner}. That name is on the original patents for the 5.25" hard disk drive. They changed the name to Seagate Technology soon after to avoid confusion, and also to avoid friction with {Xerox}, which had since purchased Alan's earlier company, {Shugart Associates}. {(http://seagate.com/)}. {Technical information at Impediment (http://impediment.com/seagate/)}. Address: 920 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066, USA. Fax: +1 (408) 438 3320. (2000-02-09)

Seagate Technology ::: (company) A major manufacturer of hard disk drives, founded in 1979 as Shugart Technology by Alan F. Shugart and Finis Conner. That name is on the Technology soon after to avoid confusion, and also to avoid friction with Xerox, which had since purchased Alan's earlier company, Shugart Associates. . .Address: 920 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066, USA.Fax: +1 (408) 438 3320.(2000-02-09)

semaphore ::: (programming, operating system) The classic method for restricting access to shared resources (e.g. storage) in a multi-processing environment. They were invented by Dijkstra and first used in T.H.E operating system.A semaphore is a protected variable (or abstract data type) which can only be accessed using the following operations: P(s)Semaphore s; i.e. no other process can access the semaphore during the their execution.To avoid busy-waiting, a semaphore may have an associated queue of processes (usually a FIFO). If a process does a P on a semaphore which is zero the process is added to the semaphore's queue. When another process increments the semaphore by doing a V and there are tasks on the queue, one is taken off and resumed. (1995-02-01)

semaphore "programming, operating system" The classic method for restricting access to shared resources (e.g. storage) in a {multi-processing} environment. They were invented by {Dijkstra} and first used in {T.H.E} {operating system}. A semaphore is a {protected variable} (or {abstract data type}) which can only be accessed using the following operations: P(s) Semaphore s; {  while (s == 0) ; /* wait until s"0 */  s = s-1; } V(s) Semaphore s; {  s = s+1; } Init(s, v) Semaphore s; Int v; {  s = v; } P and V stand for Dutch "Proberen", to test, and "Verhogen", to increment. The value of a semaphore is the number of units of the resource which are free (if there is only one resource a "binary semaphore" with values 0 or 1 is used). The P operation {busy-waits} (or maybe {sleeps}) until a resource is available whereupon it immediately claims one. V is the inverse, it simply makes a resource available again after the process has finished using it. Init is only used to initialise the semaphore before any requests are made. The P and V operations must be {indivisible}, i.e. no other process can access the semaphore during the their execution. To avoid {busy-wait}ing, a semaphore may have an associated {queue} of processes (usually a {FIFO}). If a process does a P on a semaphore which is zero the process is added to the semaphore's queue. When another process increments the semaphore by doing a V and there are tasks on the queue, one is taken off and resumed. (1995-02-01)

separate compilation "programming" A feature of most modern programming languages that allows each program {module} to be compiled on its own to produce an {object file} which the {linker} can later combine with other object files and {libraries} to produce the final {executable}. Separate compilation avoids processing all the source code every time the program is built, thus saving development time. The object files are designed to require minimal processing at {link time}. They can also be collected together into {libraries} and distributed commercially without giving away source code (though they can be disassembled). Examples of the output of separate compilation are {C} object files (extension ".o") and {Java} ".class" files. (2005-02-19)

shared memory 1. Memory in a {parallel computer}, usually {RAM}, which can be accessed by more than one processor, usually via a shared {bus} or network. It usually takes longer for a processor to access shared memory than to access its own private memory because of contention for the processor-to-memory connections and because of other overheads associated with ensuring synchronised access. Computers using shared memory usually have some kind of local {cache} on each processor to reduce the number of accesses to shared memory. This requires a {cache consistency} {protocol} to ensure that one processor's cached copy of a shared memory location is invalidated when another processor writes to that location. The alternative to shared memory is {message passing} where all memory is private to some particular processor and processors communicate by sending messages down special links. This is usually slower than shared memory but it avoids the problems of contention for memory and can be implemented more cheaply. 2. Memory which can be access by more than one process in a {multitasking} {operating system} with memory protection. Some {Unix} variants, e.g. {SunOS} provide this kind of shared memory. {Unix manual pages}: shmop(2), shmctl(2), shmget(2). (1994-10-20)

shared memory ::: 1. Memory in a parallel computer, usually RAM, which can be accessed by more than one processor, usually via a shared bus or network.It usually takes longer for a processor to access shared memory than to access its own private memory because of contention for the processor-to-memory shared memory location is invalidated when another processor writes to that location.The alternative to shared memory is message passing where all memory is private to some particular processor and processors communicate by sending messages down special links. This is usually slower than shared memory but it avoids the problems of contention for memory and can be implemented more cheaply.2. Memory which can be access by more than one process in a multitasking operating system with memory protection. Some Unix variants, e.g. SunOS provide this kind of shared memory.Unix manual pages: shmop(2), shmctl(2), shmget(2). (1994-10-20)

shaucha &

shirk ::: v. t. --> To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.
To avoid; to escape; to neglect; -- implying unfaithfulness or fraud; as, to shirk duty. ::: v. i. --> To live by shifts and fraud; to shark.


shrink ::: to draw back, as in retreat or avoidance. shrinks.

shunless ::: a. --> Not to be shunned; inevitable; unavoidable.

shun ::: to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid. shuns, shunned, shunning.

shun ::: v. t. --> To avoid; to keep clear of; to get out of the way of; to escape from; to eschew; as, to shun rocks, shoals, vice.

Sila (Sanskrit) Śīla [from the verbal root śīl to serve, practice] Moral fortitude, ethical steadiness, one of the Buddhist paramitas. Described as “the key of Harmony in word and act, the key that counterbalances the cause and the effect, and leaves no further room for Karmic action” (VS 47). The Mahayana Sraddhotpada Sastra says of practicing sila: “Lay disciples, having families, should abstain from killing, stealing, adultery, lying, duplicity, slander, frivolous talk, covetousness, malice, currying favor, and false doctrines. Unmarried disciples should, in order to avoid hindrances, retire from the turmoil of worldly life and, abiding in solitude, should practise those ways which lead to quietness and moderation and contentment. . . . They should endeavor by their conduct to avoid all disapproval and blame, and by their example incite others to forsake evil and practise the good.” (FSO p. 45)

Singular Point Used in mathematics in contradistinction to an ordinary point or Euclid’s point, without length, breadth, or thickness. The singular point is made by the intersection of two lines, at the apex of a cone, where a decreasing magnitude reaches zero, the node of a vibration, or when something passes from one state to another. Sir James Jeans, in Astronomy and Cosmogony, says: “The type of conjecture which presents itself, somewhat insistently, is that the centers of the nebulae are of the nature of ‘singular points,’ at which matter is poured into our universe from some other, and entirely extraneous, spatial dimension, so that, to a denizen of our universe, they appear as points at which matter is being continually created.” This suggests that he avoids the idea that matter can be created, and resorts to a fourth-dimensional theory to explain its mysterious appearance. In theosophical philosophy, physical matter is formed or deposited from ultraphysical matter, as energy-substance passing from one plane to another, so there is no need to resort to a fourth-dimensional theory.

slack ::: 1. (operating system) Internal fragmentation. Space allocated to a disk file but not actually used to store useful information.2. (jargon) In the theology of the Church of the SubGenius, a mystical substance or quality that is the prerequisite of all human happiness.Since Unix files are stored compactly, except for the unavoidable wastage in the last block or fragment, it might be said that Unix has no slack.See ha ha only serious.[Jargon File] (1995-03-01)

slack 1. "operating system" Internal fragmentation. Space allocated to a disk file but not actually used to store useful information. 2. "jargon" In the theology of the {Church of the SubGenius}, a mystical substance or quality that is the prerequisite of all human happiness. Since {Unix} files are stored compactly, except for the unavoidable wastage in the last block or fragment, it might be said that "Unix has no slack". See {ha ha only serious}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-03-01)

slop "jargon" 1. A one-sided {fudge factor}, that is, an allowance for error but in only one of two directions. For example, if you need a piece of wire 10 feet long and have to guess when you cut it, you make very sure to cut it too long, by a large amount if necessary, rather than too short by even a little bit, because you can always cut off the slop but you can't paste it back on again. When discrete quantities are involved, slop is often introduced to avoid the possibility of being on the losing side of a {fencepost error}. 2. The percentage of "extra" code generated by a compiler over the size of equivalent {assembly code} produced by {hand-hacking}; i.e. the space (or maybe time) you lose because you didn't do it yourself. This number is often used as a measure of the quality of a compiler; slop below 5% is very good, and 10% is usually acceptable. Modern compilers, especially on {RISCs}, may actually have *negative* slop; that is, they may generate better code than humans. This is one of the reasons assembler programming is becoming less common. [{Jargon File}] (1995-05-28)

slop ::: (jargon) 1. A one-sided fudge factor, that is, an allowance for error but in only one of two directions. For example, if you need a piece of wire 10 feet When discrete quantities are involved, slop is often introduced to avoid the possibility of being on the losing side of a fencepost error.2. The percentage of extra code generated by a compiler over the size of equivalent assembly code produced by hand-hacking; i.e. the space (or maybe *negative* slop; that is, they may generate better code than humans. This is one of the reasons assembler programming is becoming less common.[Jargon File] (1995-05-28)

snarf & barf ::: /snarf'n-barf`/ Under a WIMP environment, the act of grabbing a region of text and then stuffing the contents of that region into another region (or the same one) to avoid retyping a command line. In the late 1960s, this was a mainstream expression for an eat now, regret it later cheap restaurant expedition.[Jargon File] (1994-11-04)

snarf & barf /snarf'n-barf`/ Under a {WIMP} environment, the act of grabbing a region of text and then stuffing the contents of that region into another region (or the same one) to avoid retyping a command line. In the late 1960s, this was a mainstream expression for an "eat now, regret it later" cheap restaurant expedition. [{Jargon File}] (1994-11-04)

soft ::: 1. Mild and pleasant; in a relaxed manner. 2. Smooth and agreeable to the touch; not rough or coarse. 3. Not hard or sharp. 4. Mild and pleasant weather. 5. Not loud, harsh, or irritating to the ear; melodious. 6. Of a gentle disposition; tender. 7. Not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship. 8. Of words, speech, etc.: Smooth, soothing; expressive of what is tender or peaceful. (Sri Aurobindo also employs the word as an adv.: Gently, carefully, tenderly; in such a manner as to avoid causing pain or injury; without force or violence; with gentle action.) soft-winged.

solicitous ::: v. t. --> Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful.

Sons of Fohat The vital intelligent powers in nature subordinate to fohat, being the seven distinct primary forces of cosmic electricity or magnetism. These seven sons are also fohat’s brothers, for Fohat is forced to be born time after time whenever any two of his son-brothers indulge in too close contact — whether an embrace or a fight. To avoid this, he binds together and unites those of unlike nature and separates those of similar temperaments. This, of course, relates, as any one can see, to electricity generated by friction and to the law involving attraction between two objects of unlike, and repulsion between those of like polarity” (SD 1:145). The seven primary forces of cosmic electricity are only visible on our physical plane as physical effects, not as primary forces, and hence sound, light, color, magnetism, heat, cohesion, lightning, and so forth, are but its phenomena in the world of senses, the distant results of originating spiritual powers engendered by conscious causes.

Sphinx As a mystical figure, one of the emblems made when the human race fell into materialism, and sacred knowledge had to be withdrawn to avoid profanation. The Sphinx preserves a mystery without revealing it to those not qualified to know. This mystery, among other things, is connected with the evolution of the human race from the spiritual and, at a far later date, from the androgynous race. Sphinxes are found in Egypt, Assyria, and Greece, usually man-lions, with either male or female human heads, with or without wings. Oedipus did not solve the riddle of the Sphinx, but in a sense profaned it. Sacred symbols were anthropomorphized, and the Sphinx leapt into the sea to preserve her secret wisdom.

spider "web" (Or "robot", "crawler") A program that automatically explores the {web} by retrieving a document and recursively retrieving some or all the documents that are referenced in it. This is in contrast with a normal {web browser} operated by a human that doesn't automatically follow links other than {inline images} and {URL redirection}. The {algorithm} used to pick which references to follow strongly depends on the program's purpose. {Index}-building spiders usually retrieve a significant proportion of the references. The other extreme is spiders that try to validate the references in a set of documents; these usually do not retrieve any of the links apart from redirections. The {standard for robot exclusion} is designed to avoid some problems with spiders. Early examples were {Lycos} and {WebCrawler}. {Home (http://info.webcrawler.com/mak/projects/robots/robots.html)}. (2001-04-30)

spider ::: (World-Wide Web) (Or robot, crawler) A program that automatically explores the World-Wide Web by retrieving a document and recursively retrieving normal web browser operated by a human that doesn't automatically follow links other than inline images and URL redirection.The algorithm used to pick which references to follow strongly depends on the program's purpose. Index-building spiders usually retrieve a significant the references in a set of documents; these usually do not retrieve any of the links apart from redirections.The standard for robot exclusion is designed to avoid some problems with spiders.Early examples were Lycos and WebCrawler. .(2001-04-30)

SR flip-flop "hardware" (Or "RS flip-flop") A "set/reset" {flip-flop} in which activating the "S" input will switch it to one stable state and activating the "R" input will switch it to the other state. The outputs of a basic SR flip-flop change whenever its R or S inputs change appropriately. A clocked SR flip-flop has an extra clock input which enables or disables the other two inputs. When they are disabled the outputs remain constant. If we connect two clocked SR flip-flops so that the Q and /Q outputs of the first, "master" flip-flop drive the S and R inputs of the second, "slave" flip-flop, and we drive the slave's clock input with an inverted version of the master's clock, then we have an {edge-triggered} RS flip-flop. The external R and S inputs of this device are latched on one edge (transition) of the clock (e.g. the falling edge) and the outputs will only change on the next opposite (rising) edge. If both R and S inputs are active (when enabled), a {race condition} occurs and the outputs will be in an indeterminate state. A {JK flip-flop} avoids this possibility. {(http://play-hookey.com/digital/logic4.html)}. (1997-05-15)

SR flip-flop ::: (hardware) (Or RS flip-flop) A set/reset flip-flop in which activating the S input will switch it to one stable state and activating the R input will switch it to the other state.The outputs of a basic SR flip-flop change whenever its R or S inputs change appropriately. A clocked SR flip-flop has an extra clock input which enables or disables the other two inputs. When they are disabled the outputs remain constant.If we connect two clocked SR flip-flops so that the Q and /Q outputs of the first, master flip-flop drive the S and R inputs of the second, slave the falling edge) and the outputs will only change on the next opposite (rising) edge.If both R and S inputs are active (when enabled), a race condition occurs and the outputs will be in an indeterminate state. A JK flip-flop avoids this possibility. . (1997-05-15)

Sri Aurobindo: "In considering the action of the Infinite we have to avoid the error of the disciple who thought of himself as the Brahman, refused to obey the warning of the elephant-driver to budge ::: from the narrow path and was taken up by the elephant"s trunk and removed out of the way; ‘You are no doubt the Brahman," said the master to his bewildered disciple, ‘but why did you not obey the driver Brahman and get out of the path of the elephant Brahman?"” *The Life Divine

stale pointer bug "programming" (Or "aliasing bug") A class of subtle programming errors that can arise in code that does {dynamic allocation}, especially via {malloc} or equivalent. If several {pointers} address (are "aliases for") a given hunk of storage, it may happen that the storage is freed or reallocated (and thus moved) through one alias and then referenced through another, which may lead to subtle (and possibly intermittent) lossage depending on the state and the allocation history of the malloc {arena}. This bug can be avoided by never creating aliases for allocated memory, or by use of a {higher-level language}, such as {Lisp}, which employs a {garbage collector}. The term "aliasing bug" is nowadays associated with {C} programming, it was already in use in a very similar sense in the {ALGOL 60} and {Fortran} communities in the 1960s. See also {smash the stack}, {fandango on core}, {memory leak}, {memory smash}, {spam}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-05-09)

stealthy ::: marked by or acting with quiet, caution, and secrecy intended to avoid notice of departure or entrance.

stoic ::: adj. 1. Of or pertaining to the school of philosophy founded by Zeno, who taught that people should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity. n. 2. A member or adherent of the Stoic school of philosophy. Stoic"s.

stoic ::: n. --> A disciple of the philosopher Zeno; one of a Greek sect which held that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity, by which all things are governed.
Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain.
Alt. of Stoical


stored procedure ::: (database) A subroutine stored in a database and executed by the database management system. The subroutine may be written in the same language in which the database is queried and may be precompiled to improve performance.Typically a stored procedure encapsulates some business process. Performing this on the database server avoids the network overhead of transferring input data to procedures also provide consistent implementation of the business logic to clients written in different languages and running in different environments.Some financial systems allow databases access through stored procedures alone, this restricts actions on the data to a small number of auditable queries.Sybase SQL Server (Adaptive Server Enterprise) was the first commercially successful RDBMS to support stored procedures.(2004-03-04)

stored procedure "database" A {subroutine} stored in a {database} and executed by the {database management system}. The subroutine may be written in the same language in which the database is queried and may be precompiled to improve performance. Typically a stored procedure encapsulates some business process. Performing this on the database server avoids the network overhead of transferring input data to the client for processing. This would be particularly significant if processing lots of data and returning a small result set like a total or maximum. Stored procedures also provide consistent implementation of the business logic to clients written in different languages and running in different environments. Some financial systems allow databases access through stored procedures alone, this restricts actions on the data to a small number of auditable queries. Sybase SQL Server ({Adaptive Server Enterprise}) was the first commercially successful RDBMS to support stored procedures. (2004-03-04)

streaming "communications" Playing {sound} or {video} in {real time} as it is downloaded over the {Internet} as opposed to storing it in a local file first. A {plug-in} to a {web browser} such as {Netscape Navigator} decompresses and plays the data as it is transferred to your computer over the {web}. Streaming audio or video avoids the delay entailed in downloading an entire file and then playing it with a {helper application}. Streaming requires a fast connection and a computer powerful enough to execute the decompression {algorithm} in {real time}. (1996-11-06)

Strict implication: As early as 1912, C. I. Lewis projected a kind of implication between propositions, to be called strict implication, which should more nearly accord with the usual meaning of "implies" than does material implication (see logic, formal, § 1). should make "p implies q" synonymous with "q is deducible from p," and should avoid such so-called paradoxes of material implication as the theorem [p ⊃ q] ∨ [q ⊃ p]. The first satisfactory formulition of a calculus of propositions with strict implication appeared in 1920, and this system, and later modified forms of it. have since been extensively investigated. An essential feature is the introduction of modalities through the notation (say) M[p], to mean "p is possible" (Lewis uses a diamond instead of M). The strict implication of q by p is then identified with ∼M[p ∼q], whereas the material implication p ⊃ q is given by ∼[p ∼q]. In 1932 Lewis, along with other modifications, added a primitive formula (involving the binding of propositional variables by existential quantifiers) which renders definitively impossible an interpretation of the system which would make Mp the same as p and strict implication the same as material implication. Consistency of the system, including this additional primitive formula, may be established by means of an appropriate four-valued propositional calculus, the theorems of the system being some among the tautologies of the four-valued propositional calculus. -- A.C.

stultify ::: v. t. --> To make foolish; to make a fool of; as, to stultify one by imposition; to stultify one&

super source quench A special packet designed to shut up an {Internet} host. The {Internet Protocol} (IP) has a control message called Source Quench that asks a host to transmit more slowly on a particular connection to avoid congestion. It also has a Redirect control message intended to instruct a host to send certain packets to a different local router. A "super source quench" is actually a redirect control packet, forged to look like it came from a local router, that instructs a host to send all packets to its own local loopback address. This will effectively tie many Internet hosts up in knots. Compare {godzillagram}, {breath-of-life packet}. [{Jargon File}]

Suzie COBOL /soo'zee koh'bol/ 1. ({IBM}, probably from Frank Zappa's "Suzy Creamcheese") A coder straight out of training school who knows everything except the value of {comments} in plain English. Also (fashionable among personkind wishing to avoid accusations of sexism) "Sammy Cobol" or (in some non-IBM circles) "Cobol Charlie". 2. (proposed) Meta-name for any {code grinder}, analogous to {J. Random Hacker}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-02-06)

symbolic logic "logic" The discipline that treats formal {logic} by means of a formalised artificial language or symbolic calculus, whose purpose is to avoid the ambiguities and logical inadequacies of {natural language}. (1995-12-24)

symbolic logic ::: (logic) The discipline that treats formal logic by means of a formalised artificial language or symbolic calculus, whose purpose is to avoid the ambiguities and logical inadequacies of natural language. (1995-12-24)

The axiom of extensionality as above stated has (incidentally to its principal purpose) the effect of excluding non-classes entirely and assuming that everything is a class. This assumption can be avoided if desired, at the cost of complicating the axioms somewhat -- one method would be to introduce an additional functional constant, expressing the property to be a class (or set), and to modify the axioms accordingly, the domain of individuals being thought of as possibly containing other things besides sets.

The destiny which lies in the germ is the destiny which belongs to the spiritual entity in its various attributes behind that germ, and these attributes as a whole — in other words the svabhava of the entity — are born of that entity’s portion of free will leading it off into strange bypaths during the ages-long course of its evolutionary growth. The incarnate person, having the power of choice, can wander temporarily far astray from the path of his divine destiny, lured by the attractions of the lower planes of manifestation. This stirring up of karmic results which actually becomes Karma-Nemesis, that which cannot be avoided and must be worked out, is the beneficent but inexorable adjuster and restorer of harmony.

Theistic Personalism: The theory most generally held by Personalists that God is the ground of all being, immanent in and transcendent over the whole world of reality. It is pan-psychic but avoids pantheism by asserting the complementary nature of immanence and transcendence which come together in and are in some degree essential to all personality. The term used for the modern form of theism. Immanence and transcendence are the contrapletes of personality. -- R.T.F.

Theistic personalism: The theory that God is the ground of all being, immanent in and transcendent over the whole world of reality. It is pan-psychic but avoids pantheism by asserting the complementary nature of immanence and transcendance which come together in and are in some degree essential to all personality. This term used for the modern form of theism.

The Method of Statistics. The basic principle of statistical method is that of simplification, which makes possible a concise and comprehensive knowledge of a mass of isolated facts by correlating them along definite lines. The various stages of this method are:   precise definition of the problem or field of inquiry;   collection of material required by the problem;   tabulation and measurement of material in a manner satisfying the purpose of the problem;   clear presentation of the significant features of tabulated material (by means of charts, diagrams, symbols, graphs, equations and the like),   selection of mathematical methods for application to the material obtained;   necessary conclusion from the facts and figures obtained;   general interpretation within the limits of the problem and the procedure used. The special methods of treating statistical data are: collecting, sampling, selecting, tabulating, classifying, totaling or aggregating, measuring, averaging, relating and correlating, presenting symbolically. Each one of these methods uses specialized experimental or mathematical means in its actual application. The special methods of interpreting statistical data already treated are: analyzing, estimiting, describing, comparing, explaining, applying and predicting. In order to be conclusive, the various stages and types of the statistical method must avoid   loose definitions,   cross divisions resulting ftom conflicting interpretations of the problem,   data which are not simultaneous or subject to similar conditions,   conclusions from poor oi incomplete data,   prejudices in judging, even when there is no conuption of evidence. The philosophy of statistics is concerned in general with the discussion and evaluation of the mathematical principles, methods and results of this science; and in particular with a critical analysis of the fitness of biological, psychological, educational, economic and sociological materials, for various types of statistical treatment. The purpose of such an inquiry is to integrate its results into the general problems and schemes of philosophy proper. Cf.. Richard von Mises, Statistics, Probability, and Truth.

There are two methods of devising such a system which (so at least it is widely held or conjectured) do not lead to any inconsistency. One of these involves the theory of types, which was set forth in § 6 above, explicitly for propositional functions, and by implication for classes (classes being divided into types according to the types of the monadic propositional functions which determine them). The other method is the Zermelo set theory, which avoids this preliminary division of classes into types, but imposes restrictions in another direction.

The restriction which is imposed in order to avoid paradox can be seen in connection with the axiom of subset formation. Instead of this axiom, an uncritical formulation of axioms for set theory might well have included (Et)[xεt ≡x A], asserting the existence of a set t whose members are the sets x satisfying an arbitrary condition A expressible in the notation of the system. This, however, would lead at once to the Russell paradox by taking A to be ∼ xεx and then going through a process of inference which can be described briefly by saying that x is put equal to t. As actually proposed, however, the axiom of subset formation allows the use of the condition A only to obtain a set t whose members are the sets x which are members of a previously given set z and satisfy A. This is not known to lead to paradox.

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


(though this cannot be altogether avoided). The others need to communicate what is in them and cannot wait for the fullness before they use what they have. Even they may need to yve out as well as to take in in order to progress. The only thing is that they must balance the two tendencies, concentrating to receive from above as much or more than they open sideways to distribute,

Three-dimensional The physical plane of objectivity is often spoken of as the three-dimensional world, because in our space considered as a system of points, three rectilinear coordinates are necessary to determine the position of a point. When one of these three dimensions becomes zero, the volume of the body also becomes zero, and it vanishes from the physical planes. Mathematics speaks of n-dimensions, but some of these dimensions may be vectors, such as force or velocity, so that it is necessary to avoid drawing false analogies.

time shifting ::: (programming) A technique used to work around problems due to the Year 2000 and the millennium bug. Time shifting involves translating date fields in a database back by a fixed number of years to avoid year 2000 problems with the database management system.Typically dates are shifted back 28 years so that the occurrence of leap years and days of the week match with the actual year.(2003-08-15)

time shifting "programming" A technique used to work around problems due to the {Year 2000} and the "millennium bug". Time shifting involves translating date fields in a database back by a fixed number of years to avoid year 2000 problems with the {database management system}. Typically dates are shifted back 28 years so that the occurrence of leap years and days of the week match with the actual year. (2003-08-15)

to avoid attributing to angels the sin of sexual

To dwell solely on the subconsclent and the aspect of imper- fection creates depression and should be avoided. One has to keep a right balance and stress on the positive side most, recog- nising the other but only to reject and change it.

token ring ::: A computer local area network arbitration scheme in which conflicts in the transmission of messages are avoided by the granting of tokens which give permission to send. A station keeps the token while transmitting a message, if it has a message to transmit, and then passes it on to the next station.Often, Token Ring is used to refer to the IEEE 802.5 token ring standard, which is the most common type of token ring.Usenet newsgroup: comp.dcom.lans.token-ring.

token ring A computer {local area network} arbitration scheme in which conflicts in the transmission of messages are avoided by the granting of "tokens" which give permission to send. A station keeps the token while transmitting a message, if it has a message to transmit, and then passes it on to the next station. Often, "Token Ring" is used to refer to the {IEEE 802.5} token ring {standard}, which is the most common type of token ring. {Usenet} newsgroup: {news:comp.dcom.lans.token-ring}.

Tool Command Language ::: (language) /tik*l/ (Tcl) An interpreted string processing language for issuing commands to interactive programs, developed by John Ousterhout at UCB. Each application program can extend tcl with its own set of commands.Tcl is like a text-oriented Lisp, but lets you write algebraic expressions for simplicity and to avoid scaring people away. Though originally designed to be a scripting language rather than for serious programming, Tcl has been used successfully for programs with hundreds of thousands of lines.It has a peculiar but simple syntax. It may be used as an embedded interpreter in application programs. It has exceptions and packages (called libraries), dynamic loading of object code. It is eight-bit clean. It has only three variable types: strings, lists and associative arrays but no structures.Tcl and its associated GUI toolkit, Tk run on all flavors of Unix, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh and VMS. Tcl runs on the Amiga and many other platforms.Current version: 8.0.3, as of 1998-09-25.See also expect (control interactive programs and pattern match on their output), Cygnus Tcl Tools, [incr Tcl] (adds classes and inheritence to Tcl), Tcl), tclhttpd (an embeddable Tcl-based web server), tclx (adds many commands to Tcl), tcl-debug. . . .Usenet newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl.announce, comp.lang.tcl.[Tcl: An Embeddable Command Language, J. Ousterhout, Proc 1990 Winter USENIX Conf]. (1998-11-27)

Tool Command Language "language" /tik*l/ (Tcl) An interpreted string processing language for issuing commands to {interactive} programs, developed by {John Ousterhout} at {UCB}. Each {application program} can extend tcl with its own set of commands. Tcl is like a text-oriented {Lisp}, but lets you write algebraic expressions for simplicity and to avoid scaring people away. Though originally designed to be a "scripting language" rather than for serious programming, Tcl has been used successfully for programs with hundreds of thousands of lines. It has a peculiar but simple {syntax}. It may be used as an embedded {interpreter} in application programs. It has {exceptions} and {packages} (called libraries), {name-spaces} for {procedures} and {variables}, and provide/require. It supports {dynamic loading} of {object code}. It is {eight-bit clean}. It has only three variable types: strings, lists and {associative arrays} but no {structures}. Tcl and its associated {GUI} {toolkit}, {Tk} run on all flavors of {Unix}, {Microsoft Windows}, {Macintosh} and {VMS}. Tcl runs on the {Amiga} and many other {platforms}. See also {expect} (control interactive programs and pattern match on their output), {Cygnus Tcl Tools}, {[incr Tcl]} (adds classes and inheritence to Tcl), {Scriptics} (John Ousterhout's company that is the home of Tcl development and the TclPro tool suite), {Tcl Consortium} (a non-profit agency dedicated to promoting Tcl), {tclhttpd} (an embeddable Tcl-based web server), {tclx} (adds many commands to Tcl), {tcl-debug}. {comp.lang.tcl FAQ at MIT (ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/comp.answers/tcl-faq/)}. or {at purl.org (http://purl.org/NET/Tcl-FAQ/)}. {Scriptics downloads (http://scriptics.com/software/download.html)}. {Kanji (ftp://srawgw.sra.co.jp/pub/lang/tcl/jp/)}. {Usenet} newsgroups: {news:comp.lang.tcl.announce}, {news:comp.lang.tcl}. ["Tcl: An Embeddable Command Language", J. Ousterhout, Proc 1990 Winter USENIX Conf]. (1998-11-27)

trimmer ::: n. --> One who trims, arranges, fits, or ornaments.
One who does not adopt extreme opinions in politics, or the like; one who fluctuates between parties, so as to appear to favor each; a timeserver.
An instrument with which trimming is done.
A beam, into which are framed the ends of headers in floor framing, as when a hole is to be left for stairs, or to avoid bringing joists near chimneys, and the like. See Illust. of Header.


tropist ::: n. --> One who deals in tropes; specifically, one who avoids the literal sense of the language of Scripture by explaining it as mere tropes and figures of speech.

tupling ::: A program transformation where several results are returned from a single traversal of a data structure. E.g. mean l = sum l / length l combination because it uses one loop to calculate several results.Another form of tupling transformation is used to avoid repeated evaluation where a function generates several identical calls to itself. By analysing the pattern of recursion (see descent function) it is possible to arrange for these identical calls to share results. E.g. fib 0 = 1fib 1 = 1 (1995-01-12)

tupling A {program transformation} where several results are returned from a single traversal of a data structure. E.g. mean l = sum l / length l ==" mean l = s/n where (s,n) = sumLen l sumLen []   = (0,0) sumLen (x:xs) = (s+x, n+1) where (s,n) = sumLen xs In {procedural} languages this technique is known as {horizontal loop combination} because it uses one loop to calculate several results. Another form of tupling transformation is used to avoid repeated evaluation where a function generates several identical calls to itself. By analysing the pattern of recursion (see {descent function}) it is possible to arrange for these identical calls to share results. E.g. fib 0 = 1 fib 1 = 1 fib n = fib (n-1) + fib (n-2) ==" fib n = v where (_,v) = fibt n fibt 0 = (1,1) fibt n = (u+v,u) where (u,v) = fibt (n-1) (1995-01-12)

Two opposite errors have to be avoided, two misconceptions that disfigure opposite sides of the truth of gnosis. One error of intellect-bounded thinkers takes vijnana as synonymous with the other Indian term buddhi and buddhi as synonymous with the reason, the discerning intellect, the logical intelligence. The systems that accept this significance, pass at once from a plane of pure intellect to a plane of pure spirit. No intermediate power is recognised, no diviner action of knowledge than the pure reason is admitted; the limited human means for fixing truth is taken for the highest possible dynamics of consciousness, its topmost force and original movement. An opposite error, a misconception of the mystics identifies vijnana with the consciousness of the Infinite free from all ideation or else ideation packed into one essence of thought, lost to other dynamic action in the single and invariable idea of the One. This is the caitanyaghana of the Upanishad and is one movement or rather one thread of the many-aspected movement of the gnosis. The gnosis, the Vijnana, is not only this concentrated consciousness of the infinite Essence; it is also and at the same time an infinite knowledge of the myriad play of the Infinite. It contains all ideation (not mental but supramental), but it is not limited by ideation, for it far exceeds all ideative movement.
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twos complement ::: (data) A system used in some computers to represent negative numbers in binary. Each bit of the number is inverted (zeros are replaced with ones and (ignoring overflow). This avoids the two representations for zero found in ones complement by using all ones to represent -1. ...000...00011 = +3 subtraction, at the expense of a little extra complexity for negation. (1994-10-31)

twos complement "data" A system used in some computers to represent negative numbers in {binary}. Each {bit} of the number is inverted (zeros are replaced with ones and vice versa), as for {ones complement}, but then one (000...0001) is added (ignoring overflow). This avoids the two representations for zero found in ones complement by using all ones to represent -1. ... 000...00011 = +3 000...00010 = +2 000...00001 = +1 000...00000 = 0 111...11111 = -1 111...11110 = -2 111...11101 = -3 ... This representation simplifies the logic required for addition and subtraction, at the expense of a little extra complexity for negation. (1994-10-31)

typed lambda-calculus ::: (theory) (TLC) A variety of lambda-calculus in which every term is labelled with a type.A function application (A B) is only synctactically valid if A has type s --> t, where the type of B is s (or an instance or s in a polymorphic language) and t is any type.If the types allowed for terms are restricted, e.g. to Hindley-Milner types then no term may be applied to itself, thus avoiding one kind of non-terminating evaluation.Most functional programming languages, e.g. Haskell, ML, are closely based on variants of the typed lambda-calculus. (1995-03-25)

typed lambda-calculus "theory" (TLC) A variety of {lambda-calculus} in which every term is labelled with a {type}. A {function application} (A B) is only synctactically valid if A has type s --" t, where the type of B is s (or an {instance} or s in a {polymorphic} language) and t is any type. If the types allowed for terms are restricted, e.g. to {Hindley-Milner types} then no term may be applied to itself, thus avoiding one kind of non-terminating evaluation. Most {functional programming} languages, e.g. {Haskell}, {ML}, are closely based on variants of the typed lambda-calculus. (1995-03-25)

unavoidable ::: a. --> Not avoidable; incapable of being shunned or prevented; inevitable; necessary; as, unavoidable troubles.
Not voidable; incapable of being made null or void.


Unavoidable Cycle. See KUKLOS ANANKES

unavoided ::: a. --> Not avoided or shunned.
Unavoidable; inevitable.


undispensable ::: a. --> Indispensable.
Unavoidable; inevitable.
Not to be freed by dispensation.


undo ::: v. t. --> To reverse, as what has been done; to annul; to bring to naught.
To loose; to open; to take to piece; to unfasten; to untie; hence, to unravel; to solve; as, to undo a knot; to undo a puzzling question; to undo a riddle.
To bring to poverty; to impoverish; to ruin, as in reputation, morals, hopes, or the like; as, many are undone by unavoidable losses, but more undo themselves by vices and dissipation,


Unicode 1. "character" A 16-bit {character set} standard, designed and maintained by the non-profit consortium Unicode Inc. Originally Unicode was designed to be universal, unique, and uniform, i.e., the code was to cover all major modern written languages (universal), each character was to have exactly one encoding (unique), and each character was to be represented by a fixed width in bits (uniform). Parallel to the development of Unicode an {ISO}/{IEC} standard was being worked on that put a large emphasis on being compatible with existing character codes such as {ASCII} or {ISO Latin 1}. To avoid having two competing 16-bit standards, in 1992 the two teams compromised to define a common character code standard, known both as Unicode and {BMP}. Since the merger the character codes are the same but the two standards are not identical. The ISO/IEC standard covers only coding while Unicode includes additional specifications that help implementation. Unicode is not a {glyph encoding}. The same character can be displayed as a variety of {glyphs}, depending not only on the {font} and style, but also on the adjacent characters. A sequence of characters can be displayed as a single glyph or a character can be displayed as a sequence of glyphs. Which will be the case, is often font dependent. See also Jörgen Bettels and F. Avery Bishop's paper {Unicode: A universal character code (http://research.compaq.com/wrl/DECarchives/DTJ/DTJB02/DTJB02SC.TXT)}. (2002-08-06) 2. "language" A pre-{Fortran} on the {IBM 1130}, similar to {MATH-MATIC}. [Sammet 1969, p.137]. (2004-09-14)

UN*X "operating system, convention, legal" A way of writing the {operating system} name "{Unix}" that avoided the (TM) postfix that was believed to be a legal requirement in the days when Unix was a trademark of {AT&T}. It has been suggested that there may be a psychological connection to practice in certain religions (especially Judaism) in which the name of the deity is never written out in full, e.g. "YHWH" or "G--d" is used. See also {glob}. (1998-04-17)

UN*X ::: (operating system, convention) Used to refer to the Unix operating system (a trademark of AT&T) in writing, but avoiding the need for the ugly (TM) systems. Ironically, lawyers now say that the requirement for the TM-postfix has no legal force, but the asterisk usage is entrenched anyhow.It has been suggested that there may be a psychological connection to practice in certain religions (especially Judaism) in which the name of the deity is never written out in full, e.g. YHWH or G--d is used.See also glob. (1998-04-17)

UTF-8 "character" (UCS transformation format 8) An {ASCII}-compatible multibyte {Unicode} and {UCS} encoding, used by {Java} and {Plan 9}. The {Unicode character} set occupies a 16-bit code space. The most obvious Unicode encoding (known as UCS-2) consists of a sequence of 16-bit words. Such strings can contain bytes like '\0' or '/' which have a special meaning in filenames and other {C} library function parameters. In addition, the majority of {Unix} tools expects ASCII files and can't read 16-bit words as characters without major modifications. For these reasons, UCS-2 is not a suitable external encoding of Unicode in filenames, text files, environment variables, etc. The {ISO 10646} {Universal Character Set} (UCS), a superset of Unicode, occupies a 31-bit code space and the obvious UCS-4 encoding for it (a sequence of 32-bit words) has the same problems. The UTF-8 encoding of Unicode and UCS avoids the problems of fixed-length Unicode encodings because an ASCII file encoded in UTF is exactly same as the original ASCII file and all non-ASCII characters are guaranteed to have the most significant bit set (bit 0x80). This means that normal tools for text searching etc. work as expected. UTF-8 is defined in {RFC 2279}. ["File System Safe UCS Transformation Format (FSS_UTF)", X/Open Preliminary Specification, X/Open Company Ltd., Document Number: P316. This information also appears in ISO/IEC 10646, Annex P]. {Plan 9 UTF manual entry (ftp://ftp.uu.net/doc/obi/Bell.Labs/plan9pm/09utf.ps.Z)}. (1998-07-29)

UTF-8 ::: (character) (UCS transformation format 8) An ASCII-compatible multibyte Unicode and UCS encoding, used by Java and Plan 9.The Unicode character set occupies a 16-bit code space. The most obvious Unicode encoding (known as UCS-2) consists of a sequence of 16-bit words. Such strings modifications. For these reasons, UCS-2 is not a suitable external encoding of Unicode in filenames, text files, environment variables, etc.The ISO 10646 Universal Character Set (UCS), a superset of Unicode, occupies a 31-bit code space and the obvious UCS-4 encoding for it (a sequence of 32-bit words) has the same problems.The UTF-8 encoding of Unicode and UCS avoids the problems of fixed-length Unicode encodings because an ASCII file encoded in UTF is exactly same as the significant bit set (bit 0x80). This means that normal tools for text searching etc. work as expected.UTF-8 is defined in RFC 2279.[File System Safe UCS Transformation Format (FSS_UTF), X/Open Preliminary Specification, X/Open Company Ltd., Document Number: P316. This information also appears in ISO/IEC 10646, Annex P]. . (1998-07-29)

uuencode "communications" (Unix-to-Unix encode) A {Unix} program for encoding {binary} data as {ASCII}. Uuencode was originally used with {uucp} to transfer binary files over {serial lines} which did not preserve the top bit of characters, but is now used for sending binary files by {e-mail} and posting to {Usenet} newsgroups etc. The program uudecode reverses the effect of uuencode, recreating the original binary file exactly. Uuencoded data starts with a line of the form begin "mode" "file" where "mode" is the files read/write/execute permissions as three {octal} digits and "file" is the name to be used when recreating the binary data. Uuencode repeatedly takes in a group of three bytes, adding trailing zeros if there are less than three bytes left. These 24 bits are split into four groups of six which are treated as numbers between 0 and 63. Decimal 32 is added to each number and they are output as ASCII characters from 32 (space) to 32+63 = 95 (underscore). Each group of sixty output characters (corresponding to 45 input bytes) is output as a separate line preceded by an 'M' (ASCII code 77 = 32+45). At the end of the input, if there are N output characters left after the last group of sixty and N"0 then they will be preceded by the character whose code is 32+N. Finally, a line containing just a single space is output, followed by one containing just "end". Sometimes each data line has an extra dummy character added to avoid problems which mailers that strip trailing spaces. These characters are ignored by uudecode. Despite using this limited range of characters, there are still some problems encountered when uuencoded data passes through certain old computers. The worst offenders are computers using non-ASCII character sets such as EBCDIC. {Base 64} encoding is probably now more commonly used than uuencode. (2004-07-17)

uuencode ::: (communications) (Unix-to-Unix encode) A Unix program for encoding binary data as ASCII. Uuencode was originally used with uucp to transfer binary files The program uudecode reverses the effect of uuencode, recreating the original binary file exactly.Uuencoded data starts with a line of the form begin mode> file> digits and file> is the name to be used when recreating the binary data.Uuencode repeatedly takes in a group of three bytes, adding trailing zeros if there are less than three bytes left. These 24 bits are split into four groups code is 32+N. Finally, a line containing just a single space is output, followed by one containing just end.Sometimes each data line has an extra dummy character added to avoid problems which mailers that strip trailing spaces. These characters are ignored by uudecode.Despite using this limited range of characters, there are still some problems encountered when uuencoded data passes through certain old computers. The worst offenders are computers using non-ASCII character sets such as EBCDIC.Base 64 encoding is probably now more commonly used than uuencode.(2004-07-17)

vadding "games" /vad'ing/ (From VAD, a permutation of ADV, i.e. {ADVENT}, used to avoid a particular {admin}'s continual search-and-destroy sweeps for the game) A leisure-time activity of certain hackers involving the covert exploration of the "secret" parts of large buildings - basements, roofs, freight elevators, maintenance crawlways, steam tunnels, and the like. A few go so far as to learn locksmithing in order to synthesise vadding keys. The verb is "to vad" (compare {phreaking}; see also {hack}, sense 9). This term dates from the late 1970s, before which such activity was simply called "hacking"; the older usage is still prevalent at {MIT}. Vadding (pronounced /vay'ding/) was also popular {CMU}, at least as early as 1986. People who did it every night were called the "vaders," possibly after "elevator," which was one of the things they played with, or "invader," or "Darth Vader". This game was usually played along with no-holds-barred hide-and-seek. CMU grad students were the known to pry open the inner doors of elevators between floors to see the graffiti on the inside of the outer doors. The most extreme and dangerous form of vadding is "elevator rodeo", also known as "elevator surfing", a sport played by wrasslin' down a thousand-pound elevator car with a 3-foot piece of string, and then exploiting this mastery in various stimulating ways (such as elevator hopping, shaft exploration, rat-racing, and the ever-popular drop experiments). Kids, don't try this at home! See also {hobbit}. [{Jargon File}] (1996-01-07)

vadding ::: (games) /vad'ing/ (From VAD, a permutation of ADV, i.e. ADVENT, used to avoid a particular admin's continual search-and-destroy sweeps for the game) A which such activity was simply called hacking; the older usage is still prevalent at MIT.Vadding (pronounced /vay'ding/) was also popular CMU, at least as early as 1986. People who did it every night were called the vaders, possibly after hide-and-seek. CMU grad students were the known to pry open the inner doors of elevators between floors to see the graffiti on the inside of the outer doors.The most extreme and dangerous form of vadding is elevator rodeo, also known as elevator surfing, a sport played by wrasslin' down a thousand-pound rat-racing, and the ever-popular drop experiments). Kids, don't try this at home!See also hobbit.[Jargon File] (1996-01-07)

Variable error: The average departure or deviation from the average between several given values. In successive measurements of magnitudes considered in the natural sciences or in experimental psychology, the observed differences are the unavoidable result of a great number of small causes independent of each other and equally likely to make the measurement too small or too large. In experimental psychology in particular, the real magnitude is known in some cases, but its evaluation tends to be on the average too large or too small. The average error is the average departure from the true magnitude, while the variable error is the deviation as already defined. -- T.G.

Vendidad (Pahlavi) [from vi-daevo-datem the anti-demonic law] The principal book of the Avesta, consisting of 22 sections or fargards. The major part of the book is concerned with detailed instructions and teachings on how to avoid sin and defilement by moral and physical purification, “each of which teachings is based on Occult laws” (TG 363). The first fargard tells the story of the creation, and the legend of Yima and the Golden Age. Another tells of the formation of our earth and its six companion karshvares or globes.

Vicarious Atonement In Christian theology, the idea that God accepted the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as a substitution for the guilt incurred by man at the Fall, and that mankind will consequently escape punishment, provided that they accept by faith Jesus Christ’s sacrifice. The idea that by an atoning for evil done or sin committed, one undoes the past — broadened by Christian theology to include the doctrine of the vicarious atonement by some great spiritual being for the sins of others — is a theory rejected by the theosophic philosophy. To those who believe the Christian doctrine that every person was born into this world burdened with inevitable doom through Adam’s sin, such a compensatory doctrine seems to be necessary; but it discourages people’s faith in their own innate divinity and in their power thereby to effect their own spiritual and moral salvation, and violates our sense of justice by offering a way of avoiding the consequences of our own bad actions — which avoidance of sin already incurred is distinctly denied in several places in the New Testament where the ancient theosophical doctrine of karma is taught that as a man sows, that (and not something else) must he invariably reap. Vicarious atonement may be a distorted doctrine of reconciliation, in Christian notion reconciliation between God and man; also of the idea that the spiritual monad in man takes on itself the consequences for actions or “sins” committed by the less evolved human monad. Every human being is raised by the sacrifice made by the Christos within himself, so that whoever believes in and conforms his acts to his own spiritual nature, is “saved.”

vigilant ::: a. --> Attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary.

VI. Probability as a Limit of Frequencies. According to this view, developed especially by Mises and by Wald, the probability of an event is equal to its total frequency, that is to the limit, if it exists, of the frequency of that event in n trials, when n tends to infinity. The difficulty of working out this conception led Mises to propose the notion of a collective in an attempt to evolve conditions for a true random sequence. A collective is a random sequence of supposed results of trials when (1) the total frequency of the event in the sequence exists, and (2) the same property holds with the same limiting value when the sequence is replaced by any sequence derived from it. Various methods were devised by Copeland, Reichenbach and others to avoid objections to the second condition: they were generalized by Wald who restricted the choice of the "laws of selection" defining the ranks of the trials forming one of the derived sequences, by his postulate that these laws must form a denumerable set. This modification gives logical consistency to this theory at the expense of its original simplicity, but without disposing of some fundamental shortcomings. Thus, the probability of an event in a collective remains a relative notion, since it must be known to which denumerable set of laws of selection it has been defined relatively, in order to determine its meaning, even though its value is not relative to the set. Controversial points about the axiomatization of this theory show the possibility of other alternatives.

virtue ::: 1. The quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong. 2. Moral excellence; goodness; righteousness. 3. A particular moral excellence; a good or admirable quality or property. An example or kind of moral excellence. virtues.

Voice over IP "communications" (VoIP) Any technology providing {voice telephony} services over {IP}, including {CODECs}, {streaming} {protocols} and {session control}. The major advantage of VoIP is lower cost, by avoiding dedicated voice circuits. Currently VoIP is being deployed on internal corporate networks, and, via the {Internet}, for low cost (and low quality) international calls. It is also used for telephony applications such as voice and fax mail. The {ITU} standard is {H.323}, which is a whole suite of protocols, while the {IETF} has developed the much simpler {SIP} to solve the session control problem and {MGCP}/{Megaco} to solve the gateway problem. (2003-11-30)

Voice over IP ::: (communications) (VoIP) Any technology providing voice telephony services over IP, including CODECs, streaming protocols and session control. The major advantage of VoIP is lower cost, by avoiding dedicated voice circuits.Currently VoIP is being deployed on internal corporate networks, and, via the Internet, for low cost (and low quality) international calls. It is also used for telephony applications such as voice and fax mail.The ITU standard is H.323, which is a whole suite of protocols, while the IETF has developed the much simpler SIP to solve the session control problem and MGCP/Megaco to solve the gateway problem.(2003-11-30)

voidable ::: a. --> Capable of being voided, or evacuated.
Capable of being avoided, or of being adjudged void, invalid, and of no force; capable of being either avoided or confirmed.


volt ::: n. --> A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a center makes two concentric tracks.
A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.
The unit of electro-motive force; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by United States Statute as, that electro-motive force which steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one ohm will produce a current of one ampere. It is practically equivalent to / the electro-motive force of a standard


V. Probability as an Operattonal Concept: In this interpretation, which is due particularly to Kemble, probability is discussed in terms of the mental operations involved in determining it numerically. It is pointed out that probability enters the postulates of physical theories as a useful word employed to indicate the manner in which results of theoretical calculations are to be compared with experimental data. But beyond the usefulness of this word, there must be a more fundamental concept justifying it; this is called primary probability which should be reached by an instrumentalist procedure. The analogy of the thermometer, which connects a qualitative sensation with a number, gives an indication for such a procedure. The expectation of the repetition of an event is an elementary form of belief which can be strengthened by additional evidence. In collecting such evidence, a selection is naturally made, by accepting the relevant data and rejecting the others. When the selected data form a pattern which does not involve the event as such or its negative, the event is considered as probable. The rules of collecting the data and of comparing them with the theoretical event and its negative, involve the idea ol correspondence which leads to the use of numbers for its expression. Thus, probability is a number computed from empirical data according to given rules, and used as a metric and a corrective to the sense of expectation, and the ultimate value of the theory of probability is its service as a guide to action. The main interest of this theory lies in its psychological analysis and its attempt to unify the various conceptions of probability. But it is not yet complete; and until its epistemological implications are made clear, its apparent eclecticism may cover many of the difficulties it wishes to avoid. -- T.G.

wad ::: n. --> Woad.
A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow.
Specifically: A little mass of some soft or flexible material, such as hay, straw, tow, paper, or old rope yarn, used for retaining a charge of powder in a gun, or for keeping the powder and shot close; also, to diminish or avoid the effects of windage. Also, by extension, a dusk of felt, pasteboard, etc., serving a similar purpose.
A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used


wank /wangk/ [Columbia University: probably by mutation from Commonwealth slang "wank", to masturbate] Used much as {hack} is elsewhere, as a noun denoting a clever technique or person or the result of such cleverness. May describe (negatively) the act of hacking for hacking's sake ("Quit wanking, let's go get supper!") or (more positively) a {wizard}. "wanky" describes something particularly clever (a person, program, or algorithm). Conversations can also get wanky when there are too many wanks involved. This excess wankiness is signalled by an overload of the "wankometer" (compare {bogometer}). When the wankometer overloads, the conversation's subject must be changed, or all non-wanks will leave. Compare "neep-neeping" (under {neep-neep}). Usage: US only. In Britain and the Commonwealth this word is *extremely* rude and is best avoided unless one intends to give offense.

wank ::: /wangk/ [Columbia University: probably by mutation from Commonwealth slang wank, to masturbate] Used much as hack is elsewhere, as a noun denoting a In Britain and the Commonwealth this word is *extremely* rude and is best avoided unless one intends to give offense.

watchful ::: a. --> Full of watch; vigilant; attentive; careful to observe closely; observant; cautious; -- with of before the thing to be regulated or guarded; as, to be watchful of one&

Weak Head Normal Form "reduction, theory" (WHNF) A {lambda expression} is in weak head normal form (WHNF) if it is a {head normal form} (HNF) or any {lambda abstraction}. I.e. the top level is not a {redex}. The term was coined by {Simon Peyton Jones} to make explicit the difference between {head normal form} (HNF) and what {graph reduction} systems produce in practice. A lambda abstraction with a reducible body, e.g. \ x . ((\ y . y+x) 2) is in WHNF but not HNF. To reduce this expression to HNF would require reduction of the lambda body: (\ y . y+x) 2 --" 2+x Reduction to WHNF avoids the {name capture} problem with its need for {alpha conversion} of an inner lambda abstraction and so is preferred in practical {graph reduction} systems. The same principle is often used in {strict} languages such as {Scheme} to provide {call-by-name} evaluation by wrapping an expression in a lambda abstraction with no arguments: D = delay E = \ () . E The value of the expression is obtained by applying it to the empty argument list: force D = apply D () = apply (\ () . E) () = E (1994-10-31)

Whitehead and Russell, by introducing classes into their system only as incomplete symbols, "avoid the assumption that there are such things as classes." Their method (roughly) is to reinterpret a proposition about a class determined by a propositional function A as being instead an existential proposition, about some propositional function formally equivalent to A.

wink ::: v. i. --> To nod; to sleep; to nap.
To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion.
To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink.
To give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only.
To avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to


With reference to the approach to the central reality of religion, God, and man's relation to it, types of the Philosophy of Religion may be distinguished, leaving out of account negative (atheism), skeptical and cynical (Xenophanes, Socrates, Voltaire), and agnostic views, although insertions by them are not to be separated from the history of religious consciousness. Fundamentalism, mainly a theological and often a Church phenomenon of a revivalist nature, philosophizes on the basis of unquestioning faith, seeking to buttress it by logical argument, usually taking the form of proofs of the existence of God (see God). Here belong all historic religions, Christianity in its two principal forms, Catholicism with its Scholastic philosophy and Protestantism with its greatly diversified philosophies, the numerous religions of Hinduism, such as Brahmanism, Shivaism and Vishnuism, the religion of Judaism, and Mohammedanism. Mysticism, tolerated by Church and philosophy, is less concerned with proof than with description and personal experience, revealing much of the psychological factors involved in belief and speculation. Indian philosophy is saturated with mysticism since its inception, Sufism is the outstanding form of Arab mysticism, while the greatest mystics in the West are Plotinus, Meister Eckhart, Tauler, Ruysbroek, Thomas a Kempis, and Jacob Bohme. Metaphysics incorporates religious concepts as thought necessities. Few philosophers have been able to avoid the concept of God in their ontology, or any reference to the relation of God to man in their ethics. So, e.g., Plato, Spinoza, Leibniz, Schelling, and especially Hegel who made the investigation of the process of the Absolute the essence of the Philosophy of Religion.

workaround "jargon, programming" A temporary {kluge} used to bypass, mask or otherwise avoid a {bug} or {misfeature} in some system. Customers often find themselves living with workarounds for long periods of time rather than getting a {bug fix}. [{Jargon File}] (1998-06-25)

workaround ::: (jargon, programming) A temporary kluge used to bypass, mask or otherwise avoid a bug or misfeature in some system. Customers often find themselves living with workarounds for long periods of time rather than getting a bug fix.[Jargon File] (1998-06-25)

W. V. Quine, Mathematical Logic, New York, 1940. Logic, symbolic, or mathematical logic, or logistic, is the name given to the treatment of formal logic by means of a formalized logical language or calculus whose purpose is to avoid the ambiguities and logical inadequacy of ordinary language. It is best characterized, not as a separate subject, but as a new and powerful method in formal logic. Foreshadowed by ideas of Leibniz, J. H. Lambert, and others, it had its substantial historical beginning in the Nineteenth Century algebra of logic (q. v.), and received its contemporary form at the hands of Frege, Peano, Russell, Hilbert, and others. Advantages of the symbolic method are greater exactness of formulation, and power to deal with formally more complex material. See also logistic system. -- A. C.

Xpress Transport Protocol "networking, protocol" (XTP) A {transport layer} {protocol} for high-speed networks promoted by the {XTP Forum}. XTP provides protocol options for error control, {flow control}, and rate control. Instead of separate protocols for each type of communication, XTP controls {packet} exchange patterns to produce different models, e.g. reliable {datagrams}, {transactions}, unreliable {streams}, and reliable {multicast} connections. {XTP Home (http://ca.sandia.gov/xtp/)}. Contrast with {Transmission Control Protocol}. XTP does not employ {congestion} avoidance {algorithms}. (2003-03-22)

Xpress Transport Protocol ::: (networking, protocol) (XTP) A transport layer protocol for high-speed networks promoted by the XTP Forum. XTP provides protocol options for error different models, e.g. reliable datagrams, transactions, unreliable streams, and reliable multicast connections. .Contrast with Transmission Control Protocol. XTP does not employ congestion avoidance algorithms.(2003-03-22)

Yoga(Sanskrit) ::: Literally "union," "conjunction," etc. In India it is the technical name for one of the sixDarsanas or schools of philosophy, and its foundation is ascribed to the sage Patanjali. The name Yogaitself describes the objective of this school, the attaining of union or at-one-ness with the divine-spiritualessence within a man. The yoga practices when properly understood through the instructions of genuineteachers -- who, by the way, never announce themselves as public lecturers or through books oradvertisements -- are supposed to induce certain ecstatic states leading to a clear perception of universaltruths, and the highest of these states is called samadhi.There are a number of minor forms of yoga practice and training such as the karma yoga, hatha yoga,bhakti yoga, raja yoga, jnana yoga, etc. Similar religious aspirations or practices likewise exist inOccidental countries, as, for instance, what is called salvation by works, somewhat equivalent to theHindu karma yoga or, again, salvation by faith -- or love, somewhat similar to the Hindu bhakti yoga;while both Orient and Occident have, each one, its various forms of ascetic practices which may begrouped under the term hatha yoga.No system of yoga should ever be practiced unless under the direct teaching of one who knows thedangers of meddling with the psychomental apparatus of the human constitution, for dangers lurk atevery step, and the meddler in these things is likely to bring disaster upon himself, both in matters ofhealth and as regards sane mental equilibrium. The higher branches of yoga, however, such as the rajayoga and jnana yoga, implying strict spiritual and intellectual discipline combined with a fervid love forall beings, are perfectly safe. It is, however, the ascetic practices, etc., and the teachings that go withthem, wherein lies the danger to the unwary, and they should be carefully avoided.

Zermelo set theory "mathematics" A {set theory} with the following set of {axioms}: Extensionality: two sets are equal if and only if they have the same elements. Union: If U is a set, so is the union of all its elements. Pair-set: If a and b are sets, so is {a, b}. Foundation: Every set contains a set disjoint from itself. Comprehension (or Restriction): If P is a {formula} with one {free variable} and X a set then {x: x is in X and P(x)}. is a set. Infinity: There exists an {infinite set}. Power-set: If X is a set, so is its {power set}. Zermelo set theory avoids {Russell's paradox} by excluding sets of elements with arbitrary properties - the Comprehension axiom only allows a property to be used to select elements of an existing set. {Zermelo Fränkel set theory} adds the Replacement axiom. [Other axioms?] (1995-03-30)

Zermelo set theory ::: (mathematics) A set theory with the following set of axioms:Extensionality: two sets are equal if and only if they have the same elements.Union: If U is a set, so is the union of all its elements.Pair-set: If a and b are sets, so is {a, b}. Foundation: Every set contains a set disjoint from itself.Comprehension (or Restriction): If P is a formula with one free variable and X a set then {x: x is in X and P(x)}. is a set.Infinity: There exists an infinite set.Power-set: If X is a set, so is its power set.Zermelo set theory avoids Russell's paradox by excluding sets of elements with arbitrary properties - the Comprehension axiom only allows a property to be used to select elements of an existing set.Zermelo Fr�nkel set theory adds the Replacement axiom.[Other axioms?] (1995-03-30)



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1:What you should avoid is gossip and worldly talk. ~ Swami Saradananda,
2:People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul.
   ~ Carl Jung,
3:This dew-like life will fade away; avoid involvement in superfluous things. ~ Dogen Zenji,
4:Educate yourself, welcome life's messiness, read Chekhov, avoid becoming an architect at all costs. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
5:Seek only the intimacy of God and of His angels, and avoid the notice of men. ~ Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ,
6:A Yogi must avoid the two extremes of luxury and austerity. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 136),
7:Never let life's hardships disturb you. No one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages. ~ Nichiren,
8:Avoid slander because it is difficult to retract. Avoid offending anyone for to ask forgiveness is not delightful. ~ Saint John Cantius,
9:Above all things avoid heedlessness; it is the enemy of all virtues. ~ Fo-shu-hiug-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
10:avoid being like me
like a melon
split in two
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
11:Only through sadhana can we avoid being enslaved by circumstances. We should free ourselves and worship God, without any desires or expectations. ~ MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI,
12:Liberty, Mukti, is all my religion, and everything that tries to curb it, I will avoid by fight or flight. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. V. 72),
13:How to avoid attacks of depression?

   Do not pay attention to the depression and act as if it was not there.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
14:St. Lawrence endured roasting on a gridiron to avoid sacrificing to idols ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Nichomachean Ethics 3, lect. 2),
15:Some wish to avoid evil by oppressing those under them; the Lord says, "Blessed are the merciful" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Matthew 5).,
16:Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ~ Steve Jobs,
17:Whoever then wishes to be free, let him neither wish for anything nor avoid anything which depends on others: if he does not observe this rule, he must be a slave." ~ Epictetus,
18:Whoever, therefore, wants to be free, let him neither wish for anything, nor avoid anything, that is under the control of others, or else he is necessarily a slave. ~ Epictetus,
19:Get rid of the ego, observe all your actions as if they were another's, and you will avoid ninety-nine percent of the troubles that await you. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, 1.7,
20:To avoid the company of fools, to be in communion with the sages, to render honour to that which merits honor, is a great blessedness. ~ Mahaparinibbana Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
21:That is one of the many reasons why I avoid speaking as much as possible. For I always say either too much or too little, which is a terrible thing for a man with a passion for truth like mine... ~ Samuel Becket,
22:When you tell a story in the kitchen to a friend, it's full of mistakes and repetitions. It's good to avoid that in literature, but still, a story should feel like a conversation. It's not a lecture. ~ Isabel Allende,
23:Quite clearly, our task is predominantly metaphysical, for it is how to get all of humanity to educate itself swiftly enough to generate spontaneous social behaviors that will avoid extinction
   ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
24:O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards the faith" ~ 1 Timothy 6:20).,
25:Avoid the society of evil friends and men of vulgar minds; have pleasure in that of the giants of wisdom and take as thy friends those who practice justice. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
26:To avoid the company of fools, to take pleasure in being among the intelligent, to venerate those who are worthy of veneration, is a great blessedness. ~ Mahamangala Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
27:If I want to understand something, I must observe, I must not criticize, I must not condemn, I must not pursue it as pleasure or avoid it as non-pleasure. There must merely be the silent observation of a fact. ~ J. Krishnamurti,
28:Avoid hurting any living animal, and do whatever thou likest, For in my book of laws there is no crime but this." ~ Hafiz Shirázi, (1315-1390), Persian poet, his collected works are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature, Wikipedia,
29:If we make every effort to avoid death of the body, still more should it be our endeavor to avoid death of the soul. There is no obstacle for a man who wants to be saved other than negligence and laziness of soul. ~ Saint Anthony the Great,
30:When our sense of 'I' and 'mine' are about to destroy us, we are saved by following the Satguru's advice. He gives us the training needed to avoid such circumstances later. The very proximity of the Guru gives us strength. ~ MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI,
31:And when no subject is given, is it enough to concentrate on your Presence in the heart-centre? Should we avoid a formulated prayer?

   Yes, concentration on the Presence is enough.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
32:To be a Sufi is to detach from fixed ideas and from presuppositions; and not to try to avoid what is your lot." ~ Abu Sa'id Abu'l-Khayr, (967 - 1049), famous Persian Sufi and poet who contributed extensively to the evolution of Sufi tradition, Wikipedia,
33:Just as all men naturally desire to know the truth, so there is inherent in men a natural desire to avoid errors, and refute them when they are able to do so. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, De Unitate Intellectus Contra Averroistas,
34:Men are always more able to criticise sharply the work of others and tell them how to do things or what not to do than skilful to avoid the same mistakes themselves. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Problems in Human Relations,
35:People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious." ~ Carl Jung, (1875 -1961) Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Wikipedia.,
36:Speak w/ prudence to avoid falling into sin as by excess of talking. When you sit in your house, speak to yourself as if you were a judge. When you walk along the way, speak so as never to be idle. You speak along the way if you speak in Christ, for Christ is the way. ~ Saint Ambrose,
37:The seeker ought to avoid any preference of himself to another; he should efface pride and arrogance from his heart, arm himself with patience and endurance and follow the law of silence so that he may keep himself from vain words. ~ Baha-ul Iah: Kitab-el-ikon, the Eternal Wisdom
38:Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
39:Let your body be pure, pure your words, pure your thoughts. Free yourselves from the preoccupations of daily life; let not fields, houses, cattle, wealth and worldly goods be your encumbrances. Avoid the anxieties which attend on all things, as one shuns a flaming gulf. ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
40:True strength and protection come from the Divine Presence in the heart.
   If you want to keep this Presence constantly in you, avoid carefully all vulgarity in speech, behaviour and acts.
   Do not mistake liberty for license and freedom for bad manners: the thoughts must be pure and the aspiration ardent.
26 February 1965
   ~ The Mother, On Education, 154,
41:When you give us a subject for meditation, what should we do about it? Keep thinking of it?
   Keep your thought focused upon it in a concentrated way.
   And when no subject is given, is it enough to concentrate on your Presence in the heart-centre? Should we avoid a formulated prayer?

   Yes, concentration on the Presence is enough.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
42:Above all, avoid lies, all lies, especially the lie to yourself. Keep watch on your own lie and examine it every hour, every minute. And avoid contempt, both of others and of yourself: what seems bad to you in yourself is purified by the very fact that you have noticed it in yourself. And avoid fear, though fear is simply the consequence of every lie. Never be frightened at your own faintheartedness in attaining love, and meanwhile do not even be very frightened by your own bad acts. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
43:What is to be done if a person comes to quarrel because one has accepted in one case and refused in another? What is to be done to avoid such bitterness around one, provoked by repeated refusals?

   As for ill-will, jealousy, quarrels and reproaches, one must sincerely be above all that and reply with a benevolent smile to the bitterest words; and unless one is absolutely sure of himself and his reactions, it would be better, as a general rule, to keep silent.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
44:To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
   ~ C S Lewis, The Four Loves,
45:Most of what passes for legitimate entertainment is inferior or foolish and only caters to or exploits people's weaknesses. Avoid being one of the mob who indulges in such pastimes. Your life is too short and you have important things to do. Be discriminating about what images and ideas you permit into your mind. If you yourself don't choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will, and their motives may not be the highest. It is the easiest thing in the world to slide imperceptibly into vulgarity. But there's no need for that to happen if you determine not to waste your time and attention on mindless pap.
   ~ Epictetus,
46:The theory of masturbation as a physiological necessity is a most extraordinary idea. It weakens the nervous force and nervous balance,-as is natural since it is an artificial and wholly uncompensated waste of the energy-and it disorganises the sex-centre. Those who indulge in it inordinately may even upset their nervous balance altogether and bring about neurasthenia or worse. It is not by disorganisation of the sex-centre and sex-functioning that one should avoid the consequences of the sex-action, but by control of the sex itself so that it may be turned into higher forms of Energy. It is perfectly possible to check the habit. There are any number of people who have had it for years and yet been able to stop it.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
47:If you develop steady study habits, regular reviews will help you avoid cramming for exams. It will also help you avoid test anxiety and make you more effective. Reviewing your notes on a regular basis may seem like empty repetition. Arguably, at its best, it is a ritual for thinking, it is an opportunity to make connections, it affords time to absorb information and a methodically means for reflecting on what it all means. Read difficult stuff two, three, or more times until you understand the material. If you understand the material you can explain it to Mom or a stranger, to the resident specialist or the village idiot. If you are having problems, get help immediately. Meet with your instructor after class, find an alternate text to supplement required readings, or hire a tutor. ~ Dr Robert A Hatch, How to Study,
48: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,
49:Attain The Way ::: If students of the way are mistaken about their own real Mind they will indulge in various achievements and practices, expecting to attain realization by such gradual practices. However, even after aeons of diligent searching they will not be able to attain the Way. These methods cannot be compared to the sudden elimination of conceptual thought in this moment; the certain knowledge that there is nothing at all which has absolute existence, nothing on which to lay hold, nothing on which to rely, nothing in which to abide, nothing subjective or objective. It is by preventing the rise of conceptual thought that you will realize Bodhi. When you do, you will just be realizing the Buddha who has always existed in your own Mind.

If students of the Way wish to become Buddhas, they don't need to study any doctrines. They need only learn how to avoid seeking for and attaching themselves to anything. Relinquishment of everything is the Dharma and they who understand this are Buddhas. Only know that the relinquishment of ALL delusions leaves no Dharma on which to lay hold. ~ Huang Po, Attain the Way,
50:Other impacts it meets, but finds them too strong for it or too dissimilar and discordant or too weak to give it satisfaction; these are things which it cannot bear or cannot equate with itself or cannot assimilate, and it is obliged to give to them reactions of grief, pain, discomfort, dissatisfaction, disliking, disapproval, rejection, inability to understand or know, refusal of admission. Against them it seeks to protect itself, to escape from them, to avoid or minimise their recurrence; it has with regard to them movements of fear, anger, shrinking, horror, aversion, disgust, shame, would gladly be delivered from them, but it cannot get away from them, for it is bound to and even invites their causes and therefore the results; for these impacts are part of life, tangled up with the things we desire, and the inability to deal with them is part of the imperfection of our nature. Other impacts again the normal mind succeeds in holding at bay or neutralising and to these it has a natural reaction of indifference, insensibility or tolerance which is neither positive acceptance and enjoymentnor rejection or suffering.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, 730,
51:Two Paths Of Yoga :::
   There are two paths of Yoga, one of tapasya (discipline), and the other of surrender. The path of tapasya is arduous. Here you rely solely upon yourself, you proceed by your own strength. You ascend and achieve according to the measure of your force. There is always the danger of falling down. And once you fall, you lie broken in the abyss and there is hardly a remedy. The other path, the path of surrender. is a safe and sure. It is here, however, that the Western people find their difficulty. They have been taught to fear and avoid all that threatens their personal independence. They have imbibed with their mothers milk the sense of individuality. And surrender means giving up all that. In other words, you may follow, as Ramakrishna says, either the path of the baby monkey or that of the baby cat. The baby monkey holds to its mother in order to be carried about and it must hold firm, otherwise if it loses its grip, it falls. On the other hand, the baby cat does not hold to its mother, but is held by the mother and has no fear nor responsibility; it to nor has nothing do but to let the mother hold it and cry ma ma.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
52:In your early struggles you may have found it difficult to conquer sleep; and you may have wandered so far from the object of your meditations without noticing it, that the meditation has really been broken; but much later on, when you feel that you are "getting quite good," you will be shocked to find a complete oblivion of yourself and your surroundings. You will say: "Good heavens! I must have been to sleep!" or else "What on earth was I meditating upon?" or even "What was I doing?" "Where am I?" "Who am I?" or a mere wordless bewilderment may daze you. This may alarm you, and your alarm will not be lessened when you come to full consciousness, and reflect that you have actually forgotten who you are and what you are doing! This is only one of many adventures that may come to you; but it is one of the most typical. By this time your hours of meditation will fill most of the day, and you will probably be constantly having presentiments that something is about to happen. You may also be terrified with the idea that your brain may be giving way; but you will have learnt the real symptoms of mental fatigue, and you will be careful to avoid them. They must be very carefully distinguished from idleness! ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
53:JOSH
hmm. its so upsetting.. it seems like the book is a perfect symbol for something terribly wrong. I constantly avoid anything Donald Trump related because I find him so repulsive its upsetting. like its too disgusting of a corruption and i just avoid it. but maybe this book is a lukewarm symbol so I can learn to move towards and fight such darknesses.. I dont know.. so upsetting.

and people buy into such double-thought inconscience? I cant even comprehend how this can be like this. I guess its like I turn away from disgust it allows people to turn away from reason through that infantile pre-rational regression or something. I mean we all want safety but..

the book itself goes against itself from the title.. like its bashing the left for wanting to divide america but thats what the book is doing by attacking them. so I guess if people cant catch the deception from the title they wont catch it in the book? ayah


ALAN
Yeah it's the whole white male fragility persecution envy trip. Donny Jnr was so triggered he had to write a whole book (I pity the ghostwriter).

And yes it is upsetting, we live in a world where the Lord of Falsehood is on the ascendant, through instruments like Trump, Koch, and Murdoch. Some people are particularly susceptible, others are immune. This is the battle for the Earth ~ M Alan Kazlev, Facebook,
54:uniting life and Yoga :::
   No synthesis of Yoga can be satisfying which does not, in its aim, reunite God and Nature in a liberated and perfected human life or, in its method, not only permit but favour the harmony of our inner and outer activities and experiences in the divine consummation of both. For man is precisely that term and symbol of a higher Existence descended into the material world in which it is possible for the lower to transfigure itself and put on the nature of the higher and the higher to reveal itself in the forms of the lower. To avoid the life which is given him for the realisation of that possibility, can never be either the indispensable condition or the whole and ultimate object of his supreme endeavour or of his most powerful means of self-fulfilment. It can only be a temporary necessity under certain conditions or a specialised extreme effort imposed on the individual so as to prepare a greater general possibility for the race. The true and full object and utility of Yoga can only be accomplished when the conscious Yoga in man becomes. like the subconscious Yoga in Nature, outwardly conterminous withlife itself and we can once more, looking out both on the path and the achievement, say in a more perfect and luminous sense: All life is Yoga.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Introduction - The Conditions of the Synthesis, Life and Yoga,
55:An old man of sixty began practising Yoga by reading your books. Eventually he developed signs of insanity. His son describes his condition and asks for advice. I am sending his letter.

As for the letter, I suppose you will have to tell the writer that his father committed a mistake when he took up Yoga without a Guru—for the mental idea about a Guru cannot take the place of the actual living influence. This Yoga especially, as I have written in my books, needs the help of the Guru and cannot be done without it. The condition into which his father got was a breakdown, not a state of siddhi. He passed out of the normal mental consciousness into a contact with some intermediate zone of consciousness (not the spiritual) where one can be subjected to all sorts of voices, suggestions, ideas, so-called aspirations which are not genuine. I have warned against the dangers of this intermediate zone in one of my books. The sadhak can avoid entering into this zone—if he enters, he has to look with indifference on all these things and observe them without lending any credence, by so doing he can safely pass into the true spiritual light. If he takes them all as true or real without discrimination, he is likely to land himself in a great mental confusion and, if there is in addition a lesion or weakness of the brain—the latter is quite possible in one who has been subject to apoplexy—it may have serious consequences and even lead to a disturbance of the reason. If there is ambition, or other motive of the kind mixed up in the spiritual seeking, it may lead to a fall in the Yoga and the growth of an exaggerated egoism or megalomania—of this there are several symptoms in the utterances of his father during the crisis. In fact one cannot or ought not to plunge into the experiences of this sadhana without a fairly long period of preparation and purification (unless one has already a great spiritual strength and elevation). Sri Aurobindo himself does not care to accept many into his path and rejects many more than he accepts. It would be well if he can get his father to pursue the sadhana no farther—for what he is doing is not really Sri Aurobindo's Yoga but something he has constructed in his own mind and once there has been an upset of this kind the wisest course is discontinuance.
21 April 1937

~ Sri Aurobindo, LOHATA, The Guru,
56:Daemons
A daemon is a process that runs in the background, not connecting to any controlling terminal. Daemons are normally started at boot time, are run as root or some
other special user (such as apache or postfix), and handle system-level tasks. As a
convention, the name of a daemon often ends in d (as in crond and sshd), but this is
not required, or even universal.
The name derives from Maxwell's demon, an 1867 thought experiment by the physicist James Maxwell. Daemons are also supernatural beings in Greek mythology,
existing somewhere between humans and the gods and gifted with powers and divine
knowledge. Unlike the demons of Judeo-Christian lore, the Greek daemon need not
be evil. Indeed, the daemons of mythology tended to be aides to the gods, performing
tasks that the denizens of Mount Olympus found themselves unwilling to do-much
as Unix daemons perform tasks that foreground users would rather avoid.
A daemon has two general requirements: it must run as a child of init, and it must
not be connected to a terminal.
In general, a program performs the following steps to become a daemon:
1. Call fork( ). This creates a new process, which will become the daemon.
2. In the parent, call exit( ). This ensures that the original parent (the daemon's
grandparent) is satisfied that its child terminated, that the daemon's parent is no
longer running, and that the daemon is not a process group leader. This last
point is a requirement for the successful completion of the next step.
3. Call setsid( ), giving the daemon a new process group and session, both of
which have it as leader. This also ensures that the process has no associated controlling terminal (as the process just created a new session, and will not assign
one).
4. Change the working directory to the root directory via chdir( ). This is done
because the inherited working directory can be anywhere on the filesystem. Daemons tend to run for the duration of the system's uptime, and you don't want to
keep some random directory open, and thus prevent an administrator from
unmounting the filesystem containing that directory.
5. Close all file descriptors. You do not want to inherit open file descriptors, and,
unaware, hold them open.
6. Open file descriptors 0, 1, and 2 (standard in, standard out, and standard error)
and redirect them to /dev/null.
Following these rules, here is a program that daemonizes itself:
~ OReilly Linux System Programming,
57:The Examiners
The integral yoga consists of an uninterrupted series of examinations that one has to undergo without any previous warning, thus obliging you to be constantly on the alert and attentive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   To conclude, a final piece of advice: never set yourself up as an examiner. For while it is good to remember constantly that one may be undergoing a very important examination, it is extremely dangerous to imagine that one is responsible for setting examinations for others. That is the open door to the most ridiculous and harmful kinds of vanity. It is the Supreme Wisdom which decides these things, and not the ignorant human will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
58:... one of the major personality traits was neuroticism, the tendency to feel negative emotion. He [Jung] never formalized that idea in his thinking. Its a great oversight in some sense because the capacity to experience negative emotion, when thats exaggerated that seems to be the core feature of everything we that we regard as psychopathology. Psychiatric and psychological illness. Not the only thing but its the primary factor. So.

Q: What is the best way to avoid falling back into nihilistic behaviours and thinking?
JBP:Well, a large part of that I would say is habit. The development and maintainance of good practices. Habits. If you find yourself desolute, neurotic, if your thought tends in the nihilistic direction and you tend to fall apart, organizing your life across multiple dimensions is a good antidote its not exactly thinking.
Do you have an intimate relationship? If not then well probably you could use one.
Do you have contact with close family members, siblings, children, parents, or even people who are more distantly related. If not, you probably need that.
Do you see your friends a couple of times a week? And do something social with them?
Do you have a way of productively using your time outside of employment?
Are you employed?
Do you have a good job? Or at least a job that is practically sufficient and enables you to work with people who you like working with? Even if the job itself is mundane or repetitive or difficult sometimes the relationships you establish in an employment situation like that can make the job worthwhile.
Have you regulated your response to temptations? Pornography, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, is that under control?

I would say differentiate the problem. Theres multiple dimensions of attainment, ambition, pleasure, responsibility all of that that make up a life, and to the degree that is it possible you want to optimize your functioning on as many of those dimensions as possible.
You might also organize your schedule to the degree that you have that capacity for discipline.
Do you get enough sleep?
Do you go to bed at a regular time?
Do you get up at a regular time?
Do you eat regularly and appropriately and enought and not too much?
Are your days and your weeks and your months characterized by some tolerable, repeatable structure? That helps you meet your responsibilities but also shields you from uncertainly and chaos and provides you with multiple sources of reward?
Those are all the questions decompose the problem into, the best way of avoiding falling into nihilistic behaviours and thinking. ~ Jordan B. Peterson, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-geMoCsNAw,
59:There is one fundamental perception indispensable towards any integral knowledge or many-sided experience of this Infinite. It is to realise the Divine in its essential self and truth unaltered by forms and phenomena. Otherwise we are likely to remain caught in the net of appearances or wander confusedly in a chaotic multitude of cosmic or particular aspects, and if we avoid this confusion, it will be at the price of getting chained to some mental formula or shut up in a limited personal experience. The one secure and all-reconciling truth which is the very foundation of the universe is this that life is the manifestation of an uncreated Self and Spirit, and the key to life's hidden secret is the true relation of this Spirit with its own created existences. There is behind all this life the look of an eternal Being upon its multitudinous becomings; there is around and everywhere in it the envelopment and penetration of a manifestation in time by an unmanifested timeless Eternal. But this knowledge is valueless for Yoga if it is only an intellectual and metaphysical notion void of life and barren of consequence; a mental realisation alone cannot be sufficient for the seeker. For what Yoga searches after is not truth of thought alone or truth of mind alone, but the dynamic truth of a living and revealing spiritual experience. There must awake in us a constant indwelling and enveloping nearness, a vivid perception, a close feeling and communion, a concrete sense and contact of a true and infinite Presence always and everywhere. That Presence must remain with us as the living, pervading Reality in which we and all things exist and move and act, and we must feel it always and everywhere, concrete, visible, inhabiting all things; it must be patent to us as their true Self, tangible as their imperishable Essence, met by us closely as their inmost Spirit. To see, to feel, to sense, to contact in every way and not merely to conceive this Self and Spirit here in all existences and to feel with the same vividness all existences in this Self and Spirit, is the fundamental experience which must englobe all other knowledge. This infinite and eternal Self of things is an omnipresent Reality, one existence everywhere; it is a single unifying presence and not different in different creatures; it can be met, seen or felt in its completeness in each soul or each form in the universe. For its infinity is spiritual and essential and not merely a boundlessness in Space or an endlessness in Time; the Infinite can be felt in an infinitesimal atom or in a second of time as convincingly as in the stretch of the aeons or the stupendous enormity of the intersolar spaces. The knowledge or experience of it can begin anywhere and express itself through anything; for the Divine is in all, and all is the Divine.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Yoga of Divine Works, The Sacrifice, the Triune Path and the Lord of the Sacrifice,
60:But still the greater and wider the moving idea-force behind the consecration, the better for the seeker; his attainment is likely to be fuller and more ample. If we are to attempt an integral Yoga, it will be as well to start with an idea of the Divine that is itself integral. There should be an aspiration in the heart wide enough for a realisation without any narrow limits. Not only should we avoid a sectarian religious outlook, but also all onesided philosophical conceptions which try to shut up the Ineffable in a restricting mental formula. The dynamic conception or impelling sense with which our Yoga can best set out would be naturally the idea, the sense of a conscious all-embracing but all-exceeding Infinite. Our uplook must be to a free, all-powerful, perfect and blissful One and Oneness in which all beings move and live and through which all can meet and become one. This Eternal will be at once personal and impersonal in his self-revelation and touch upon the soul. He is personal because he is the conscious Divine, the infinite Person who casts some broken reflection of himself in the myriad divine and undivine personalities of the universe. He is impersonal because he appears to us as an infinite Existence, Consciousness and Ananda and because he is the fount, base and constituent of all existences and all energies, -the very material of our being and mind and life and body, our spirit and our matter. The thought, concentrating on him, must not merely understand in an intellectual form that he exists, or conceive of him as an abstraction, a logical necessity; it must become a seeing thought able to meet him here as the Inhabitant in all, realise him in ourselves, watch and take hold on the movement of his forces. He is the one Existence: he is the original and universal Delight that constitutes all things and exceeds them: he is the one infinite Consciousness that composes all consciousnesses and informs all their movements; he is the one illimitable Being who sustains all action and experience; his will guides the evolution of things towards their yet unrealised but inevitable aim and plenitude. To him the heart can consecrate itself, approach him as the supreme Beloved, beat and move in him as in a universal sweetness of Love and a living sea of Delight. For his is the secret Joy that supports the soul in all its experiences and maintains even the errant ego in its ordeals and struggles till all sorrow and suffering shall cease. His is the Love and the Bliss of the infinite divine Lover who is drawing all things by their own path towards his happy oneness. On him the Will can unalterably fix as the invisible Power that guides and fulfils it and as the source of its strength. In the impersonality this actuating Power is a self-illumined Force that contains all results and calmly works until it accomplishes, in the personality an all wise and omnipotent Master of the Yoga whom nothing can prevent from leading it to its goal. This is the faith with which the seeker has to begin his seeking and endeavour; for in all his effort here, but most of all in his effort towards the Unseen, mental man must perforce proceed by faith. When the realisation comes, the faith divinely fulfilled and completed will be transformed into an eternal flame of knowledge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Self-Consecration [83],
61:DHARANA

NOW that we have learnt to observe the mind, so that we know how it works to some extent, and have begun to understand the elements of control, we may try the result of gathering together all the powers of the mind, and attempting to focus them on a single point.

   We know that it is fairly easy for the ordinary educated mind to think without much distraction on a subject in which it is much interested. We have the popular phrase, "revolving a thing in the mind"; and as long as the subject is sufficiently complex, as long as thoughts pass freely, there is no great difficulty. So long as a gyroscope is in motion, it remains motionless relatively to its support, and even resists attempts to distract it; when it stops it falls from that position. If the earth ceased to spin round the sun, it would at once fall into the sun. The moment then that the student takes a simple subject - or rather a simple object - and imagines it or visualizes it, he will find that it is not so much his creature as he supposed. Other thoughts will invade the mind, so that the object is altogether forgotten, perhaps for whole minutes at a time; and at other times the object itself will begin to play all sorts of tricks.

   Suppose you have chosen a white cross. It will move its bar up and down, elongate the bar, turn the bar oblique, get its arms unequal, turn upside down, grow branches, get a crack around it or a figure upon it, change its shape altogether like an Amoeba, change its size and distance as a whole, change the degree of its illumination, and at the same time change its colour. It will get splotchy and blotchy, grow patterns, rise, fall, twist and turn; clouds will pass over its face. There is no conceivable change of which it is incapable. Not to mention its total disappearance, and replacement by something altogether different!

   Any one to whom this experience does not occur need not imagine that he is meditating. It shows merely that he is incapable of concentrating his mind in the very smallest degree. Perhaps a student may go for several days before discovering that he is not meditating. When he does, the obstinacy of the object will infuriate him; and it is only now that his real troubles will begin, only now that Will comes really into play, only now that his manhood is tested. If it were not for the Will-development which he got in the conquest of Asana, he would probably give up. As it is, the mere physical agony which he underwent is the veriest trifle compared with the horrible tedium of Dharana.

   For the first week it may seem rather amusing, and you may even imagine you are progressing; but as the practice teaches you what you are doing, you will apparently get worse and worse. Please understand that in doing this practice you are supposed to be seated in Asana, and to have note-book and pencil by your side, and a watch in front of you. You are not to practise at first for more than ten minutes at a time, so as to avoid risk of overtiring the brain. In fact you will probably find that the whole of your willpower is not equal to keeping to a subject at all for so long as three minutes, or even apparently concentrating on it for so long as three seconds, or three-fifths of one second. By "keeping to it at all" is meant the mere attempt to keep to it. The mind becomes so fatigued, and the object so incredibly loathsome, that it is useless to continue for the time being. In Frater P.'s record we find that after daily practice for six months, meditations of four minutes and less are still being recorded.

   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
62:PRATYAHARA

PRATYAHARA is the first process in the mental part of our task. The previous practices, Asana, Pranayama, Yama, and Niyama, are all acts of the body, while mantra is connected with speech: Pratyahara is purely mental.

   And what is Pratyahara? This word is used by different authors in different senses. The same word is employed to designate both the practice and the result. It means for our present purpose a process rather strategical than practical; it is introspection, a sort of general examination of the contents of the mind which we wish to control: Asana having been mastered, all immediate exciting causes have been removed, and we are free to think what we are thinking about.

   A very similar experience to that of Asana is in store for us. At first we shall very likely flatter ourselves that our minds are pretty calm; this is a defect of observation. Just as the European standing for the first time on the edge of the desert will see nothing there, while his Arab can tell him the family history of each of the fifty persons in view, because he has learnt how to look, so with practice the thoughts will become more numerous and more insistent.

   As soon as the body was accurately observed it was found to be terribly restless and painful; now that we observe the mind it is seen to be more restless and painful still. (See diagram opposite.)

   A similar curve might be plotted for the real and apparent painfulness of Asana. Conscious of this fact, we begin to try to control it: "Not quite so many thoughts, please!" "Don't think quite so fast, please!" "No more of that kind of thought, please!" It is only then that we discover that what we thought was a school of playful porpoises is really the convolutions of the sea-serpent. The attempt to repress has the effect of exciting.

   When the unsuspecting pupil first approaches his holy but wily Guru, and demands magical powers, that Wise One replies that he will confer them, points out with much caution and secrecy some particular spot on the pupil's body which has never previously attracted his attention, and says: "In order to obtain this magical power which you seek, all that is necessary is to wash seven times in the Ganges during seven days, being particularly careful to avoid thinking of that one spot." Of course the unhappy youth spends a disgusted week in thinking of little else.

   It is positively amazing with what persistence a thought, even a whole train of thoughts, returns again and again to the charge. It becomes a positive nightmare. It is intensely annoying, too, to find that one does not become conscious that one has got on to the forbidden subject until one has gone right through with it. However, one continues day after day investigating thoughts and trying to check them; and sooner or later one proceeds to the next stage, Dharana, the attempt to restrain the mind to a single object.

   Before we go on to this, however, we must consider what is meant by success in Pratyahara. This is a very extensive subject, and different authors take widely divergent views. One writer means an analysis so acute that every thought is resolved into a number of elements (see "The Psychology of Hashish," Section V, in Equinox II).

   Others take the view that success in the practice is something like the experience which Sir Humphrey Davy had as a result of taking nitrous oxide, in which he exclaimed: "The universe is composed exclusively of ideas."

   Others say that it gives Hamlet's feeling: "There's nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so," interpreted as literally as was done by Mrs. Eddy.

   However, the main point is to acquire some sort of inhibitory power over the thoughts. Fortunately there is an unfailing method of acquiring this power. It is given in Liber III. If Sections 1 and 2 are practised (if necessary with the assistance of another person to aid your vigilance) you will soon be able to master the final section. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
63:CHAPTER XIII
OF THE BANISHINGS: AND OF THE PURIFICATIONS.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and had better come first. Purity means singleness. God is one. The wand is not a wand if it has something sticking to it which is not an essential part of itself. If you wish to invoke Venus, you do not succeed if there are traces of Saturn mixed up with it.

That is a mere logical commonplace: in magick one must go much farther than this. One finds one's analogy in electricity. If insulation is imperfect, the whole current goes back to earth. It is useless to plead that in all those miles of wire there is only one-hundredth of an inch unprotected. It is no good building a ship if the water can enter, through however small a hole.

That first task of the Magician in every ceremony is therefore to render his Circle absolutely impregnable.
If one littlest thought intrude upon the mind of the Mystic, his concentration is absolutely destroyed; and his consciousness remains on exactly the same level as the Stockbroker's. Even the smallest baby is incompatible with the virginity of its mother. If you leave even a single spirit within the circle, the effect of the conjuration will be entirely absorbed by it.> {101}

The Magician must therefore take the utmost care in the matter of purification, "firstly", of himself, "secondly", of his instruments, "thirdly", of the place of working. Ancient Magicians recommended a preliminary purification of from three days to many months. During this period of training they took the utmost pains with diet. They avoided animal food, lest the elemental spirit of the animal should get into their atmosphere. They practised sexual abstinence, lest they should be influenced in any way by the spirit of the wife. Even in regard to the excrements of the body they were equally careful; in trimming the hair and nails, they ceremonially destroyed> the severed portion. They fasted, so that the body itself might destroy anything extraneous to the bare necessity of its existence. They purified the mind by special prayers and conservations. They avoided the contamination of social intercourse, especially the conjugal kind; and their servitors were disciples specially chosen and consecrated for the work.

In modern times our superior understanding of the essentials of this process enables us to dispense to some extent with its external rigours; but the internal purification must be even more carefully performed. We may eat meat, provided that in doing so we affirm that we eat it in order to strengthen us for the special purpose of our proposed invocation.> {102}

By thus avoiding those actions which might excite the comment of our neighbours we avoid the graver dangers of falling into spiritual pride.

We have understood the saying: "To the pure all things are pure", and we have learnt how to act up to it. We can analyse the mind far more acutely than could the ancients, and we can therefore distinguish the real and right feeling from its imitations. A man may eat meat from self-indulgence, or in order to avoid the dangers of asceticism. We must constantly examine ourselves, and assure ourselves that every action is really subservient to the One Purpose.

It is ceremonially desirable to seal and affirm this mental purity by Ritual, and accordingly the first operation in any actual ceremony is bathing and robing, with appropriate words. The bath signifies the removal of all things extraneous to antagonistic to the one thought. The putting on of the robe is the positive side of the same operation. It is the assumption of the fame of mind suitable to that one thought.

A similar operation takes place in the preparation of every instrument, as has been seen in the Chapter devoted to that subject. In the preparation of theplace of working, the same considerations apply. We first remove from that place all objects; and we then put into it those objects, and only those {103} objects, which are necessary. During many days we occupy ourselves in this process of cleansing and consecration; and this again is confirmed in the actual ceremony.

The cleansed and consecrated Magician takes his cleansed and consecrated instruments into that cleansed and consecrated place, and there proceeds to repeat that double ceremony in the ceremony itself, which has these same two main parts. The first part of every ceremony is the banishing; the second, the invoking. The same formula is repeated even in the ceremony of banishing itself, for in the banishing ritual of the pentagram we not only command the demons to depart, but invoke the Archangels and their hosts to act as guardians of the Circle during our pre-occupation with the ceremony proper.

In more elaborate ceremonies it is usual to banish everything by name. Each element, each planet, and each sign, perhaps even the Sephiroth themselves; all are removed, including the very one which we wished to invoke, for that force ... ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
64:[an Integral conception of the Divine :::
   But on that which as yet we know not how shall we concentrate? And yet we cannot know the Divine unless we have achieved this concentration of our being upon him. A concentration which culminates in a living realisation and the constant sense of the presence of the One in ourselves and in all of which we are aware, is what we mean in Yoga by knowledge and the effort after knowledge. It is not enough to devote ourselves by the reading of Scriptures or by the stress of philosophical reasoning to an intellectual understanding of the Divine; for at the end of our long mental labour we might know all that has been said of the Eternal, possess all that can be thought about the Infinite and yet we might not know him at all. This intellectual preparation can indeed be the first stage in a powerful Yoga, but it is not indispensable : it is not a step which all need or can be called upon to take. Yoga would be impossible, except for a very few, if the intellectual figure of knowledge arrived at by the speculative or meditative Reason were its indispensable condition or a binding preliminary. All that the Light from above asks of us that it may begin its work is a call from the soul and a sufficient point of support in the mind. This support can be reached through an insistent idea of the Divine in the thought, a corresponding will in the dynamic parts, an aspiration, a faith, a need in the heart. Any one of these may lead or predominate, if all cannot move in unison or in an equal rhythm. The idea may be and must in the beginning be inadequate; the aspiration may be narrow and imperfect, the faith poorly illumined or even, as not surely founded on the rock of knowledge, fluctuating, uncertain, easily diminished; often even it may be extinguished and need to be lit again with difficulty like a torch in a windy pass. But if once there is a resolute self-consecration from deep within, if there is an awakening to the soul's call, these inadequate things can be a sufficient instrument for the divine purpose. Therefore the wise have always been unwilling to limit man's avenues towards God; they would not shut against his entry even the narrowest portal, the lowest and darkest postern, the humblest wicket-gate. Any name, any form, any symbol, any offering has been held to be sufficient if there is the consecration along with it; for the Divine knows himself in the heart of the seeker and accepts the sacrifice.
   But still the greater and wider the moving idea-force behind the consecration, the better for the seeker; his attainment is likely to be fuller and more ample. If we are to attempt an integral Yoga, it will be as well to start with an idea of the Divine that is itself integral. There should be an aspiration in the heart wide enough for a realisation without any narrow limits. Not only should we avoid a sectarian religious outlook, but also all onesided philosophical conceptions which try to shut up the Ineffable in a restricting mental formula. The dynamic conception or impelling sense with which our Yoga can best set out would be naturally the idea, the sense of a conscious all-embracing but all-exceeding Infinite. Our uplook must be to a free, all-powerful, perfect and blissful One and Oneness in which all beings move and live and through which all can meet and become one. This Eternal will be at once personal and impersonal in his self-revelation and touch upon the soul. He is personal because he is the conscious Divine, the infinite Person who casts some broken reflection of himself in the myriad divine and undivine personalities of the universe. He is impersonal because he appears to us as an infinite Existence, Consciousness and Ananda and because he is the fount, base and constituent of all existences and all energies, -the very material of our being and mind and life and body, our spirit and our matter. The thought, concentrating on him, must not merely understand in an intellectual form that he exists, or conceive of him as an abstraction, a logical necessity; it must become a seeing thought able to meet him here as the Inhabitant in all, realise him in ourselves, watch and take hold on the movement of his forces. He is the one Existence: he is the original and universal Delight that constitutes all things and exceeds them: he is the one infinite Consciousness that composes all consciousnesses and informs all their movements; he is the one illimitable Being who sustains all action and experience; his will guides the evolution of things towards their yet unrealised but inevitable aim and plenitude. To him the heart can consecrate itself, approach him as the supreme Beloved, beat and move in him as in a universal sweetness of Love and a living sea of Delight. For his is the secret Joy that supports the soul in all its experiences and maintains even the errant ego in its ordeals and struggles till all sorrow and suffering shall cease. His is the Love and the Bliss of the infinite divine Lover who is drawing all things by their own path towards his happy oneness. On him the Will can unalterably fix as the invisible Power that guides and fulfils it and as the source of its strength. In the impersonality this actuating Power is a self-illumined Force that contains all results and calmly works until it accomplishes, in the personality an all wise and omnipotent Master of the Yoga whom nothing can prevent from leading it to its goal. This is the faith with which the seeker has to begin his seeking and endeavour; for in all his effort here, but most of all in his effort towards the Unseen, mental man must perforce proceed by faith. When the realisation comes, the faith divinely fulfilled and completed will be transformed into an eternal flame of knowledge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Self-Consecration, 82-83 [T1],
65:Education

THE EDUCATION of a human being should begin at birth and continue throughout his life.

   Indeed, if we want this education to have its maximum result, it should begin even before birth; in this case it is the mother herself who proceeds with this education by means of a twofold action: first, upon herself for her own improvement, and secondly, upon the child whom she is forming physically. For it is certain that the nature of the child to be born depends very much upon the mother who forms it, upon her aspiration and will as well as upon the material surroundings in which she lives. To see that her thoughts are always beautiful and pure, her feelings always noble and fine, her material surroundings as harmonious as possible and full of a great simplicity - this is the part of education which should apply to the mother herself. And if she has in addition a conscious and definite will to form the child according to the highest ideal she can conceive, then the very best conditions will be realised so that the child can come into the world with his utmost potentialities. How many difficult efforts and useless complications would be avoided in this way!

   Education to be complete must have five principal aspects corresponding to the five principal activities of the human being: the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual. Usually, these phases of education follow chronologically the growth of the individual; this, however, does not mean that one of them should replace another, but that all must continue, completing one another until the end of his life.

   We propose to study these five aspects of education one by one and also their interrelationships. But before we enter into the details of the subject, I wish to make a recommendation to parents. Most parents, for various reasons, give very little thought to the true education which should be imparted to children. When they have brought a child into the world, provided him with food, satisfied his various material needs and looked after his health more or less carefully, they think they have fully discharged their duty. Later on, they will send him to school and hand over to the teachers the responsibility for his education.

   There are other parents who know that their children must be educated and who try to do what they can. But very few, even among those who are most serious and sincere, know that the first thing to do, in order to be able to educate a child, is to educate oneself, to become conscious and master of oneself so that one never sets a bad example to one's child. For it is above all through example that education becomes effective. To speak good words and to give wise advice to a child has very little effect if one does not oneself give him an example of what one teaches. Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. Quite naturally a child has respect and admiration for his parents; unless they are quite unworthy, they will always appear to their child as demigods whom he will try to imitate as best he can.

   With very few exceptions, parents are not aware of the disastrous influence that their own defects, impulses, weaknesses and lack of self-control have on their children. If you wish to be respected by a child, have respect for yourself and be worthy of respect at every moment. Never be authoritarian, despotic, impatient or ill-tempered. When your child asks you a question, do not give him a stupid or silly answer under the pretext that he cannot understand you. You can always make yourself understood if you take enough trouble; and in spite of the popular saying that it is not always good to tell the truth, I affirm that it is always good to tell the truth, but that the art consists in telling it in such a way as to make it accessible to the mind of the hearer. In early life, until he is twelve or fourteen, the child's mind is hardly open to abstract notions and general ideas. And yet you can train it to understand these things by using concrete images, symbols or parables. Up to quite an advanced age and for some who mentally always remain children, a narrative, a story, a tale well told teach much more than any number of theoretical explanations.

   Another pitfall to avoid: do not scold your child without good reason and only when it is quite indispensable. A child who is too often scolded gets hardened to rebuke and no longer attaches much importance to words or severity of tone. And above all, take good care never to scold him for a fault which you yourself commit. Children are very keen and clear-sighted observers; they soon find out your weaknesses and note them without pity.

   When a child has done something wrong, see that he confesses it to you spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, with kindness and affection make him understand what was wrong in his movement so that he will not repeat it, but never scold him; a fault confessed must always be forgiven. You should not allow any fear to come between you and your child; fear is a pernicious means of education: it invariably gives birth to deceit and lying. Only a discerning affection that is firm yet gentle and an adequate practical knowledge will create the bonds of trust that are indispensable for you to be able to educate your child effectively. And do not forget that you have to control yourself constantly in order to be equal to your task and truly fulfil the duty which you owe your child by the mere fact of having brought him into the world.

   Bulletin, February 1951

   ~ The Mother, On Education,
66:The Two Paths Of Yoga :::
   14 April 1929 - What are the dangers of Yoga? Is it especially dangerous to the people of the West? Someone has said that Yoga may be suitable for the East, but it has the effect of unbalancing the Western mind.

   Yoga is not more dangerous to the people of the West than to those of the East. Everything depends upon the spirit with which you approach it. Yoga does become dangerous if you want it for your own sake, to serve a personal end. It is not dangerous, on the contrary, it is safety and security itself, if you go to it with a sense of its sacredness, always remembering that the aim is to find the Divine.
   Dangers and difficulties come in when people take up Yoga not for the sake of the Divine, but because they want to acquire power and under the guise of Yoga seek to satisfy some ambition. if you cannot get rid of ambition, do not touch the thing. It is fire that burns.
   There are two paths of Yoga, one of tapasya (discipline), and the other of surrender. The path of tapasya is arduous. Here you rely solely upon yourself, you proceed by your own strength. You ascend and achieve according to the measure of your force. There is always the danger of falling down. And once you fall, you lie broken in the abyss and there is hardly a remedy. The other path, the path of surrender, is safe and sure. It is here, however, that the Western people find their difficulty. They have been taught to fear and avoid all that threatens their personal independence. They have imbibed with their mothers' milk the sense of individuality. And surrender means giving up all that. In other words, you may follow, as Ramakrishna says, either the path of the baby monkey or that of the baby cat. The baby monkey holds to its mother in order to be carried about and it must hold firm, otherwise if it loses its grip, it falls. On the other hand, the baby cat does not hold to its mother, but is held by the mother and has no fear nor responsibility; it has nothing to do but to let the mother hold it and cry ma ma.
   If you take up this path of surrender fully and sincerely, there is no more danger or serious difficulty. The question is to be sincere. If you are not sincere, do not begin Yoga. If you were dealing in human affairs, then you could resort to deception; but in dealing with the Divine there is no possibility of deception anywhere. You can go on the Path safely when you are candid and open to the core and when your only end is to realise and attain the Divine and to be moved by the Divine. There is another danger; it is in connection with the sex impulses. Yoga in its process of purification will lay bare and throw up all hidden impulses and desires in you. And you must learn not to hide things nor leave them aside, you have to face them and conquer and remould them. The first effect of Yoga, however, is to take away the mental control, and the hungers that lie dormant are suddenly set free, they rush up and invade the being. So long as this mental control has not been replaced by the Divine control, there is a period of transition when your sincerity and surrender will be put to the test. The strength of such impulses as those of sex lies usually in the fact that people take too much notice of them; they protest too vehemently and endeavour to control them by coercion, hold them within and sit upon them. But the more you think of a thing and say, "I don't want it, I don't want it", the more you are bound to it. What you should do is to keep the thing away from you, to dissociate from it, take as little notice of it as possible and, even if you happen to think of it, remain indifferent and unconcerned. The impulses and desires that come up by the pressure of Yoga should be faced in a spirit of detachment and serenity, as something foreign to yourself or belonging to the outside world. They should be offered to the Divine, so that the Divine may take them up and transmute them. If you have once opened yourself to the Divine, if the power of the Divine has once come down into you and yet you try to keep to the old forces, you prepare troubles and difficulties and dangers for yourself. You must be vigilant and see that you do not use the Divine as a cloak for the satisfaction of your desires. There are many self-appointed Masters, who do nothing but that. And then when you are off the straight path and when you have a little knowledge and not much power, it happens that you are seized by beings or entities of a certain type, you become blind instruments in their hands and are devoured by them in the end. Wherever there is pretence, there is danger; you cannot deceive God. Do you come to God saying, "I want union with you" and in your heart meaning "I want powers and enjoyments"? Beware! You are heading straight towards the brink of the precipice. And yet it is so easy to avoid all catastrophe. Become like a child, give yourself up to the Mother, let her carry you, and there is no more danger for you.
   This does not mean that you have not to face other kinds of difficulties or that you have not to fight and conquer any obstacles at all. Surrender does not ensure a smooth and unruffled and continuous progression. The reason is that your being is not yet one, nor your surrender absolute and complete. Only a part of you surrenders; and today it is one part and the next day it is another. The whole purpose of the Yoga is to gather all the divergent parts together and forge them into an undivided unity. Till then you cannot hope to be without difficulties - difficulties, for example, like doubt or depression or hesitation. The whole world is full of the poison. You take it in with every breath. If you exchange a few words with an undesirable man or even if such a man merely passes by you, you may catch the contagion from him. It is sufficient for you to come near a place where there is plague in order to be infected with its poison; you need not know at all that it is there. You can lose in a few minutes what it has taken you months to gain. So long as you belong to humanity and so long as you lead the ordinary life, it does not matter much if you mix with the people of the world; but if you want the divine life, you will have to be exceedingly careful about your company and your environment.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
67:How to Meditate
Deep meditation is a mental procedure that utilizes the nature of the mind to systematically bring the mind to rest. If the mind is given the opportunity, it will go to rest with no effort. That is how the mind works.
Indeed, effort is opposed to the natural process of deep meditation. The mind always seeks the path of least resistance to express itself. Most of the time this is by making more and more thoughts. But it is also possible to create a situation in the mind that turns the path of least resistance into one leading to fewer and fewer thoughts. And, very soon, no thoughts at all. This is done by using a particular thought in a particular way. The thought is called a mantra.
For our practice of deep meditation, we will use the thought - I AM. This will be our mantra.
It is for the sound that we will use I AM, not for the meaning of it.
The meaning has an obvious significance in English, and I AM has a religious meaning in the English Bible as well. But we will not use I AM for the meaning - only for the sound. We can also spell it AYAM. No meaning there, is there? Only the sound. That is what we want. If your first language is not English, you may spell the sound phonetically in your own language if you wish. No matter how we spell it, it will be the same sound. The power of the sound ...I AM... is great when thought inside. But only if we use a particular procedure. Knowing this procedure is the key to successful meditation. It is very simple. So simple that we will devote many pages here to discussing how to keep it simple, because we all have a tendency to make things more complicated. Maintaining simplicity is the key to right meditation.
Here is the procedure of deep meditation: While sitting comfortably with eyes closed, we'll just relax. We will notice thoughts, streams of thoughts. That is fine. We just let them go by without minding them. After about a minute, we gently introduce the mantra, ...I AM...
We think the mantra in a repetition very easily inside. The speed of repetition may vary, and we do not mind it. We do not intone the mantra out loud. We do not deliberately locate the mantra in any particular part of the body. Whenever we realize we are not thinking the mantra inside anymore, we come back to it easily. This may happen many times in a sitting, or only once or twice. It doesn't matter. We follow this procedure of easily coming back to the mantra when we realize we are off it for the predetermined time of our meditation session. That's it.
Very simple.
Typically, the way we will find ourselves off the mantra will be in a stream of other thoughts. This is normal. The mind is a thought machine, remember? Making thoughts is what it does. But, if we are meditating, as soon as we realize we are off into a stream of thoughts, no matter how mundane or profound, we just easily go back to the mantra.
Like that. We don't make a struggle of it. The idea is not that we have to be on the mantra all the time. That is not the objective. The objective is to easily go back to it when we realize we are off it. We just favor the mantra with our attention when we notice we are not thinking it. If we are back into a stream of other thoughts five seconds later, we don't try and force the thoughts out. Thoughts are a normal part of the deep meditation process. We just ease back to the mantra again. We favor it.
Deep meditation is a going toward, not a pushing away from. We do that every single time with the mantra when we realize we are off it - just easily favoring it. It is a gentle persuasion. No struggle. No fuss. No iron willpower or mental heroics are necessary for this practice. All such efforts are away from the simplicity of deep meditation and will reduce its effectiveness.
As we do this simple process of deep meditation, we will at some point notice a change in the character of our inner experience. The mantra may become very refined and fuzzy. This is normal. It is perfectly all right to think the mantra in a very refined and fuzzy way if this is the easiest. It should always be easy - never a struggle. Other times, we may lose track of where we are for a while, having no mantra, or stream of thoughts either. This is fine too. When we realize we have been off somewhere, we just ease back to the mantra again. If we have been very settled with the mantra being barely recognizable, we can go back to that fuzzy level of it, if it is the easiest. As the mantra refines, we are riding it inward with our attention to progressively deeper levels of inner silence in the mind. So it is normal for the mantra to become very faint and fuzzy. We cannot force this to happen. It will happen naturally as our nervous system goes through its many cycles ofinner purification stimulated by deep meditation. When the mantra refines, we just go with it. And when the mantra does not refine, we just be with it at whatever level is easy. No struggle. There is no objective to attain, except to continue the simple procedure we are describing here.

When and Where to Meditate
How long and how often do we meditate? For most people, twenty minutes is the best duration for a meditation session. It is done twice per day, once before the morning meal and day's activity, and then again before the evening meal and evening's activity.
Try to avoid meditating right after eating or right before bed.
Before meal and activity is the ideal time. It will be most effective and refreshing then. Deep meditation is a preparation for activity, and our results over time will be best if we are active between our meditation sessions. Also, meditation is not a substitute for sleep. The ideal situation is a good balance between meditation, daily activity and normal sleep at night. If we do this, our inner experience will grow naturally over time, and our outer life will become enriched by our growing inner silence.
A word on how to sit in meditation: The first priority is comfort. It is not desirable to sit in a way that distracts us from the easy procedure of meditation. So sitting in a comfortable chair with back support is a good way to meditate. Later on, or if we are already familiar, there can be an advantage to sitting with legs crossed, also with back support. But always with comfort and least distraction being the priority. If, for whatever reason, crossed legs are not feasible for us, we will do just fine meditating in our comfortable chair. There will be no loss of the benefits.
Due to commitments we may have, the ideal routine of meditation sessions will not always be possible. That is okay. Do the best you can and do not stress over it. Due to circumstances beyond our control, sometimes the only time we will have to meditate will be right after a meal, or even later in the evening near bedtime. If meditating at these times causes a little disruption in our system, we will know it soon enough and make the necessary adjustments. The main thing is that we do our best to do two meditations every day, even if it is only a short session between our commitments. Later on, we will look at the options we have to make adjustments to address varying outer circumstances, as well as inner experiences that can come up.
Before we go on, you should try a meditation. Find a comfortable place to sit where you are not likely to be interrupted and do a short meditation, say ten minutes, and see how it goes. It is a toe in the water.
Make sure to take a couple of minutes at the end sitting easily without doing the procedure of meditation. Then open your eyes slowly. Then read on here.
As you will see, the simple procedure of deep meditation and it's resulting experiences will raise some questions. We will cover many of them here.
So, now we will move into the practical aspects of deep meditation - your own experiences and initial symptoms of the growth of your own inner silence. ~ Yogani, Deep Meditation,
68: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,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
2:Avoid a remedy that is worse than the disease. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
3:Run lean; avoid unnecessary expenses. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
4:Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
5:Go ahead, fail. Try to avoid mistakes, though. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
6:It takes a big person to avoid small worries. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
7:Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
8:[Avoid] likewise the accumulation of debt. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
9:I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
10:It is harder to avoid censure than to gain applause. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
11:We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
12:The best way to avoid a hangover is to stay drunk. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
13:Avoid the poison in your life that brings you turmoil. ~ jean-vanier, @wisdomtrove
14:I want to appreciate you now, and avoid the rush. ~ ashleigh-brilliant, @wisdomtrove
15:Avoid all mystery. There is no mystery in religion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
16:To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
17:The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
18:The wise man thinks of fame just enough to avoid being despised. ~ epicurus, @wisdomtrove
19:We've all got to do everything we can to avoid conflicts. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
20:To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
21:Avoid problems, and you'll never be the one who overcame them. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
22:Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
23:The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
24:How difficult it is to avoid having a special standard for oneself. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
25:It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
26:Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
27:Tantra does not seek any type of experience, nor does it avoid it. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
28:So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
29:We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
30:the-ultimate-path-is-without-difficulty-just-avoid-picking-choosing ~ jianzhi-sengcan, @wisdomtrove
31:The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid. ~ marcus-aurelius, @wisdomtrove
32:http://zenhabits.net/how-to-give-kind-criticism-and-avoid-being-critical/ ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
33:You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
34:No man ever properly calculates from time to time what it is his duty to avoid. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
35:Remember, we will all do more to avoid pain than we will to gain pleasure. ~ tony-robbins, @wisdomtrove
36:Find the best writers, pay them to write, and avoid typos at all costs. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
37:People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
38:The ultimate Path is without difficulty. Just avoid picking and choosing. ~ jianzhi-sengcan, @wisdomtrove
39:A state of reverie does not avoid reality, it accedes to reality. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
40:Chasing meaning is better for your health than trying to avoid discomfort. ~ kelly-mcgonigal, @wisdomtrove
41:You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
42:Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone - except God. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
43:The thing is not only to avoid error, but to attain immense masses of truth. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
44:When we try to avoid one fault, we are led to the opposite, unless we be very careful. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
45:Why did the Lord give use so much quickness unless it was to avoid responsibility? ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
46:If you really love one another, you will not be able to avoid making sacrifices. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
47:The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, &
48:We may avoid the laws of man, but there are greater laws that can't be broken. ~ earl-nightingale, @wisdomtrove
49:I claim the holy right to disappoint men in order to avoid disappointing God. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
50:Knowledge has the power to help us avoid making bad choices that produce bad results. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
51:Respectable society believed in God in order to avoid having to speak about him. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
52:The attempt to avoid legitimate suffering lies at the root of all emotional illness. ~ m-scott-peck, @wisdomtrove
53:Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
54:If their forces are substantial, prepare for them; if their forces are strong, avoid them. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
55:Reality may avoid the obligation to be interesting, but ... hypotheses may not. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
56:Avoid the temptation to work so hard that there is no time left for serious thinking. ~ francis-crick, @wisdomtrove
57:Expect much from yourself and little from others and you will avoid incurring resentments ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
58:Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
59:Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
60:If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
61:The end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered. ~ alexander-the-great, @wisdomtrove
62:Avoid the four emotional cancers: criticizing, complaining, comparing, and competing.   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
63:Everyone wants to learn the same thing from painful situations: how to avoid repeating them. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
64:Domestic discord is not inevitably and fatally necessary; but yet it is not easy to avoid. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
65:Avoid greatness in a cottage there may be more real happiness than kings or their favourites enjoy. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
66:Every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
67:Avoid greatness; in a cottage there may be more real happiness than kings or their favourites enjoy. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
68:Silence - Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
69:If you value your safety, avoid holy places founded in the name of peace and brotherhood. ~ ashleigh-brilliant, @wisdomtrove
70:Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
71:Men have been pacifists for every reason under the sun except to avoid danger and fighting. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
72:No man of honor ever quite lives up to his code, any more than a moral man manages to avoid sin. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
73:One of the fundamental choices you face in every encounter is the choice to approach or avoid. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
74:The trick is simply to avoid jerks. There are lots of them out there. Most people are unhappy. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
75:When we own our stories, we avoid being trapped as characters in stories someone else is telling. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
76:In a free society, one does not have to deal with those who are irrational. One is free to avoid them. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
77:What is reason given me for, if I am not to use it to avoid bringing unhappy beings into the world! ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
78:there is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument - and that is to avoid it . ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
79:Avoid results-by volume approach, instead focus on few critically important but uncomfortable actions. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
80:Man’s main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
81:I often wondered whether any of the others grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
82:I prefer liquor store robbers with hungry kids to companies that locate offshore to avoid U.S. taxes. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
83:Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
84:Economists talk about profit motive, but nothing motivates modern man more than a chance to avoid taxes! ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
85:The life of a man is&
86:Regard the society of women as a necessary unpleasantness of social life, and avoid it as much as possible. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
87:People who avoid all criticism fail. It's destructive criticism we need to avoid, not criticism in all forms. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
88:Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid. ~ salvador-dali, @wisdomtrove
89:Since hate poisons the soul, don't cherish enmities or grudges: avoid people who make you unhappy. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
90:Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
91:Trouble and pain were what kept a man alive. Or trying to avoid trouble and pain. It was a full time job. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
92:Avoid the base hypocrisy of condemning in one man what you pass over in silence when committed by another. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
93:Equities will do well over time - you just have to avoid getting excited when other people are getting excited. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
94:No place of grace for those who avoid the Face. No time to rejoice for those who walk among noise and deny the Voice. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
95:The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
96:I made the remark that I don't avoid people in order to live quietly, but rather in order to be able to die quietly. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
97:Only he is fit to preach who cannot avoid preaching, who feels that woe is upon him unless he preach the gospel ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
98:If one is not going to take the necessary precautions to avoid having parents, one must undertake to bring them up. ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
99:However much we do to avoid them, we shall never lack crosses in this life if we are in the ranks of the Crucified. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
100:With me, my main vision for life was to avoid as many people as possible. The less people I saw the better I felt. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
101:People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
102:The only way to avoid all frightening choices is to leave society and become a hermit, and that is a frightening choice. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
103:Knowing that all things contrary to God's laws are transient, let us avoid despair and radiate hope for a warless world. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
104:To avoid an occasion for our virtues is a worse degree of failure than to push forward pluckily and make a fall. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
105:A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.   ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
106:Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
107:Neither seek nor avoid; take what comes. It is liberty to be affected by nothing. Do not merely endure; be unattached. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
108:The end of life is not to be happy, nor to achieve pleasure and avoid pain, but to do the will of God, come what may. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
109:We all need a daily checkup from the neck up to avoid stinkin' thinkin' which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
110:The way to avoid evil is not by maiming our passions, but by compelling them to yield their vigor to our moral nature. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
111:Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
112:Know and understand that there will be challenges and difficult times. Don’t try to avoid them. Welcome them. Gratefully. ~ neale-donald-walsch, @wisdomtrove
113:Don't hit at all if you can help it; don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
114:In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
115:They will avoid ... those Overgrown Military establishements which ... are ... particularly hostile to Republican liberty. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
116:A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. ~ fred-allen, @wisdomtrove
117:I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
118:The truth that many people never understand until it is too late is that the more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
119:This tendency to avoid problems and the emotional suffering inherent in them is the primary basis of all human mental illness ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
120:Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
121:If you are seeking power and knowledge, you need to go to places that are healthy and happy and radiant. Avoid places that aren't. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
122:When I am with others, they are my teachers. I can select their good points and follow them, and select their bad points and avoid them. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
123:When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else, we cannot avoid giving that person the very same power or control over us. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
124:Are you still to learn that the end and perfection of our victories is to avoid the vices and infirmities of those whom we subdue? ~ alexander-the-great, @wisdomtrove
125:Avoid the company of the wicked, those who would do injury to you or to others. Like a disease their energy is something you can catch. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
126:No doubt alcohol, tobacco, and so forth, are things that a saint must avoid; but sainthood is also a thing that human beings must avoid. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
127:The secret to being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
128:If I wish to engage, then the enemy, for all his high ramparts and deep moat, cannot avoid engagement; I attack that which he is obliged to rescue. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
129:If you strive only to avoid the darkness or to cling to the light, you cannot live in balance. Try striving to be conscious of all that you are. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
130:The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior. ~ m-scott-peck, @wisdomtrove
131:One word can give comfort and confidence, destroy doubt, help someone avoid a mistake, reconcile a conflict, or open the door to liberation. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
132:Never," said my aunt, "be mean in anything; never be false; never be cruel. Avoid those three vices, Trot, and I can always be hopeful of you. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
133:Principle
134:If the people be led by laws, and uniformity sought to be given them by punishments, they will try to avoid the punishment, but have no sense of shame. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
135:My heart is to help hurting people. I teach people God's Word so they can overcome their problems and avoid some of the tough lessons I had to learn. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
136:Avoid litigations. They are expensive and consume loads of time but if you have got a good case and a better chance of winning; then fight it out. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
137:Tantra has to do with the reconciliation of opposites. All the yogas recommend that you avoid certain experiences. In tantra there is no avoidance. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
138:I could see that everything I had identified as really me, was not really me, but was just a pattern of strategies to avoid some kind of abyss or emptiness. ~ gangaji, @wisdomtrove
139:Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
140:The tragedy of our lives is that, while we suffer from the wounds afflicted on us by those who love us, we cannot avoid wounding those we want to love. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
141:He is free to evade reality, he is free to unfocus his mind and stumble blindly down any road he pleases, but not free to avoid the abyss he refuses to see. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
142:Pain is essential. Often I cannot avoid it.Therefore all one can do is redeem it; and the only way to redeem it is through literature, art, poetry, music. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
143:It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
144:This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
145:Where we see self esteem, we see self acceptance. High self esteem individual tend to avoid falling into an adversarial relationship with themselves. ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
146:That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
147:The observation of human blindness and weakness is the result of all philosophy, and meets us at every turn, in spite of our endeavours to elude or avoid it. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
148:After every mistake, we need to understand that we can look back and learn-so that we can move forward with confidence and avoid making the same mistake again. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
149:Anyone who believes a growth rate in excess of 15% per annum over the long term is attainable should pursue a career in sales, but avoid one in mathematics. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
150:To avoid falling into treacherous traps, it is best to consider that you have covered half your journey only when you have walked ninety percent of the road. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
151:Believing that you must do something perfectly is a recipe for stress, and you'll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
152:Success means participating fully in the conscious evolution of humanity, contributing to the shift in time to avoid the chaos and disasters foreseen. ~ barbara-marx-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
153:We should on all Occasions avoid a general Action, or put anything to the Risque, unless compelled by a necessity, into which we ought never to be drawn. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
154:Believing that you must do something perfectly is a recipe for stress, and you'll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
155:I do not enjoy writing at all. If I can turn my back on an idea, out there in the dark, if I can avoid opening the door to it, I won't even reach for a pencil. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
156:The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours. ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
157:Everybody has an instinctive desire to do good things and avoid evil. But that desire is sterile as long as we have no experience of what it means to be good... . ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
158:You identify with your self. You have a personal history. You have commitments. There are things that you want to experience and other things that you want to avoid. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
159:Above all, avoid falsehood, every kind of falsehood, especially falseness to yourself. Watch over your own deceitfulness and look into it every hour, every minute. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
160:Never check email first thing in the morning. Instead, complete your most important task before 11:00 A.M. to avoid using lunch or reading email as a postponement excuse. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
161:As far as you can avoid it, do not give grief to anyone. Never inflict your rage on another. If you hope for eternal rest, feel the pain yourself; but don’t hurt others. ~ omar-khayyam, @wisdomtrove
162:There are no rules. Nothing you can do will take you to liberation; therefore, nothing you avoid will help you along the path to liberation.. Everything is liberation. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
163:There's so much knowledge to be had that specialists cling to their specialties as a shield against having to know anything about anything else. They avoid being drowned. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
164:As far as you can avoid it, do not give grief to anyone. Never inflict your rage on another. If you hope for eternal rest, feel the pain yourself; but don’t hurt others. ~ omar-khayyam, @wisdomtrove
165:I love my editor, but that would be the definition of hell to me to live with someone and have them go page by page through my manuscript. That I want to avoid at all costs. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
166:I will work day and night to avoid failure, but if I can't, I'll pick myself up the next day. The most important thing for entrepreneurs is not to be put off by failure. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
167:there is such a rebound from parental influence that it generally seems that the child makes use of the directions given by the parent only to avoid the prescribed path. ~ margaret-fuller, @wisdomtrove
168:Either God exists or He doesn't. Either I believe in God or I don't. Of the four possibilities, only one is to my disadvantage. To avoid that possibility, I believe in God. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
169:I like to avoid concessions to faint-heartedness. One can never tell where that road may lead one; one gives way first in words, and then little by little in substance too. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
170:If you have more personal power and you are in higher states of mind, then naturally you can see things and adhere to them or avoid them. Personal power is really the issue. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
171:To undertake a genuine spiritual path is not to avoid difficulties but to learn the art of making mistakes wakefully, to bring them to the transformative power of our heart. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
172:Our triumph over sorrow is not that we can avoid it but that we can endure it. And therein lies our hope; that in spirit we might become bigger than the problems we face. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
173:We learn to avoid blocking others, interfering with others, because that will decrease our happiness, slow our vibratory rate and generally bring us down and make us miserable. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
174:The drive to resist compulsion is more important in wild animals than sex, food, or water... The drive for competence or to resist compulsion is a drive to avoid helplessness. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
175:Aimless extension of knowledge, however, which is what I think you really mean by the term curiosity, is merely inefficiency. I am designed to avoid inefficiency.” -R. Daneel Olivaw ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
176:The prospect of penury in age is so gloomy and terrifying that every man who looks before him must resolve to avoid it; and it must be avoided generally by the science of sparing. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
177:[The natural life] knows that if the spiritual life gets hold of it, all its self-centredness and self-will are going to be killed and it is ready to fight tooth and nail to avoid that. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
178:The inclination to digress is human. But the dramatist must avoid it even more strenuously than the saint must avoid sin, for while sin may be venial, digression is mortal. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
179:Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.   ~ don-miguel-ruiz, @wisdomtrove
180:The quality of business communications has become poorer in recent years as people avoid phone calls and face-to-face meetings, I can only assume, in some misguided quest for efficiency. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
181:I have come to the conclusion that there is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument— and that is to avoid it. Avoid it as you would avoid rattlesnakes and earthquakes. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
182:We must not just be in the world and above the world, but also of the world. To love it for what it is... is the only task. Avoid it and you are lost. Lose yourself in it, and you are free. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
183:Students today should live fully every moment of time. This dew-like life fades away; time speeds swiftly. In this short life of ours, avoid involvement in superfluous things and just study the Way. ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
184:When we learn to move through suffering, rather than avoid it, then we greet it differently. We become willing to let it teach us. We even begin to see how God can use it for some larger end. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
185:Why is war such an easy option? Why does peace remain such an elusive goal? We know statesmen skilled at waging war, but where are those dedicated enough to humanity to find a way to avoid war ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
186:Look into the depths of your own soul and learn first to know yourself, then you will understand why this illness was bound to come upon you and perhaps you will thenceforth avoid falling ill. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
187:In our consciousness, there are many negative seeds and also many positive seeds. The practice is to avoid watering the negative seeds, and to identify and water the positive seeds every day. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
188:What I'm saying in my books boils down to this: Mine religion for what is good and avoid what is deleterious. Don't condemn people who need it. Be very careful when that need becomes fanatical. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
189:When strong, avoid them. If of high morale, depress them. Seem humble to fill them with conceit. If at ease, exhaust them. If united, separate them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
190:Who wants to be stuck in being religious and being spiritual either? That's not freedom. You've just exchanged handcuffs for leg irons - which doesn't mean that you should avoid enlightenment. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
191:One should respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
192:Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
193:Avoid fragmentation: Find your focus and seek simplicity. Purposeful living calls for elegant efficiency and economy of effort-expanding the minimum time and energy necessary to achieve desired goals. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
194:The most ancient and important taboo prohibitions are the two basic laws of totemism: not to kill the totem animal and to avoid sexual intercourse with members of the totem clan of the opposite sex. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
195:Life is both pleasure and pain, is it not? But why should we cling to pleasure and avoid pain? Why not merely live with both? If you cling to pleasure what happens? You get attached, do you not? ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
196:People over-focus on teachers as an excuse to avoid their own life, and that way they fail to take responsibility for themselves. They have this feeling that the teacher will just take care of them. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
197:You're spending your life without renewing it. You've got to be amused, properly healthily amused. You're spending your vitality without making any. Can't go on you know. Depression! Avoid depression! ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
198:Avoid the things in your life that take away from your stillness. Find things that add to that stillness. Bring them more into your life. It doesn't matter what works or doesn't. It is all individual. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
199:When you walk around braced for impact, you're dramatically decreasing your chances. Your chances to avoid the outcome you fear, your chances to make a difference, and your chances to breathe and connect. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
200:You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
201:I think in life the key thing is just to fight really hard to make sure something survives. If it looks like you've done everything you can to avoid failure, just move forward, move on and learn from it. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
202:Make use of all free time at the office and elsewhere for chanting your mantra or reading spiritual books. Avoid indulging in unnecessary gossip and try to talk about spiritual subjects with others. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
203:You human beings think that yoga is in some way going to make everything you want to happen, work out. You are going to be able to avoid what you don't want. That is not yoga. That is desire and aversion. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
204:For too many centuries women have been being muses to artists. I wanted to be the muse, I wanted to be the wife of the artist, but I was really trying to avoid the final issue — that I had to do the job myself. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
205:I have always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
206:Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world. Yet from this lesson thou will learn to avoid the frog's foolish ambition of swelling to rival the bigness of the ox. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
207:The problem with monasteries, ashrams, convents is these institutions become extremely political. In other words, they're really small societies, and much of what you hope to avoid in societies you find there. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
208:It is harder to avoid censure than to gain applause; for this may be done by one great or wise action in an age. But to escape censure a man must pass his whole life without saying or doing one ill or foolish thing ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
209:At the end of the day, what you and the other person will mainly remember is not what you said but how you said it. Be careful about your tone, and avoid language that is faultfinding, exaggerated, or inflammatory. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
210:If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
211:Practitioners of tantra don't decide to break the rules. They are not particularly hung up on having sex or eating meat or drinking alcohol. They don't strive to do these things, nor do they strive to avoid them. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
212:Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
213:If I want to understand something, I must observe, I must not criticize, I must not condemn, I must not pursue it as pleasure or avoid it as non-pleasure. There must merely be the silent observation of a fact. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
214:Join with those who sing songs, tell stories, enjoy life … because happiness is contagious. Join those who walk with their heads high even when they have tears in their eyes. Avoid those who …have never shed a tear. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
215:The thinking (person) must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
216:I try to avoid purple patches, fine writing, all that kind of thing... because I think they're a mistake. And then sometimes it comes through and sometimes it doesn't, but that's not up to me. It's up to chance. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
217:Perfectionism is a shield that we carry with a thought process that says this, &
218:The end of all moral speculations is to teach us our duty; and, by proper representations of the deformity of vice and beauty of virtue, beget correspondent habits, and engage us to avoid the one, and embrace the other. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
219:Don't judge others. Always be open to them. Avoid the cult mentality, you know, the super-slick, "I'm superior because I meditate, because I'm on the pathway to enlightenment," the subtle ego nonsense, terrible trap. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
220:If you try to avoid or remove the awkward quality, it will pursue you. The only effective way to still its unease is to transfigure it, to let it become something creative and positive that contributes to who you are. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
221:It is the rule in war, if ten times the enemy's strength, surround them; if five times, attack them; if double, be able to divide them; if equal, engage them; if fewer, defend against them; if weaker, be able to avoid them. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
222:It is the nature of the brute to remain where he is (not to progress); it is the nature of man to seek good and avoid evil; it is the nature of God to seek neither, but just to be eternally blissful. Let us be God! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
223:Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
224:There is no doubt that the resistance of the conscious and unconscious ego operates under the sway of the pleasure principle: it seeks to avoid the unpleasure which would be produced by the liberation of the repressed. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
225:Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self- abuse and regret. ~ don-miguel-ruiz, @wisdomtrove
226:I've often thought there ought to be a manual to hand to little kids, telling them what kind of planet they're on, why they don't fall off it, how much time they've probably got here, how to avoid poison ivy, and so on. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
227:But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
228:The easiest way to thrive as an outlier is to avoid being one. At least among your most treasured peers. Surround yourself with people in at least as much of a hurry, at least as inquisitive, at least as focused as you are. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
229:It's better to make a mistake with the full force of your being than to timidly avoid mistakes with a trembling spirit. Responsibility means recognizing both pleasure and price, action and consequence, then making a choice. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
230:We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover. ~ shakti-gawain, @wisdomtrove
231:What you dislike in your superiors, avoid doing to your inferiors. What you dislike in your inferiors, avoid doing when working for your superiors. What you hate in those who are in front of you, do not do to those behind you. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
232:Clothing has a great deal to do with the attitudes and energy that others direct towards you. I favor the chic, and tend to avoid the trendy. I think that it's good to be chic when possible because it is more inaccessible. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
233:We must be willing to encounter darkness and despair when they come up and face them, over and over again if need be, without running away or numbing ourselves in the thousands of ways we conjure up to avoid the unavoidable. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
234:If we are to be really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
235:Most men are scantily nourished on a modicum of happiness and a number of empty thoughts which life lays on their plates. They are kept in the road of life through stern necessity by elemental duties which they cannot avoid. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
236:Avoid excessive merriment. A mind in that state never becomes calm; it becomes fickle. Excessive merriment will always be followed by sorrow. Tears and laughter are near kin. People so often run from one extreme to the other. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
237:So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak. Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
238:Avoid using the word &
239:Our policy is to concentrate holdings. We try to avoid buying a little of this or that when we are only lukewarm about the business or its price. When we are convinced as to attractiveness, we believe in buying worthwhile amounts. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
240:We have become convinced that it is better to avoid such symbolic disguisings of the truth in what we tell children and not to withhold from them a knowledge of the true state of affairs commensurate with their intellectual level. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
241:Buddhism is a practice in which we learn to avoid injuring others, and ourselves. It's a practice in which we learn to respond to beauty, and to respond to difficult circumstances with patience, with a sense of calm, with clarity. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
242:Joy is hidden in sorrow and sorrow in joy. If we try to avoid sorrow at all costs, we may never taste joy, and if we are suspicious of ecstasy, agony can never reach us either. Joy and sorrow are the parents of our spiritual growth. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
243:Let’s face it, we’re all imperfect and we’re going to fall short on occasion. But we must learn from failure and that will enable us to avoid repeating our mistakes. Through adversity, we learn, grow stronger, and become better people. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
244:When you strive for perfection, you compare different versions of what could be instead of being present with what is. Perfectionism is an attempt to inhabit an imaginary world in order to avoid experiencing the world in which you live. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
245:Everything has a beginning and an ending. Make peace with that and all will be well... In life we cannot avoid change, we cannot avoid loss. Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
246:Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.   ~ don-miguel-ruiz, @wisdomtrove
247:The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
248:Through faith we are restored to paradise and created anew. We have no need of works in order to be righteous; however, in order to avoid idleness and so that the body might be cared for an disciplined, works are done freely to please God. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
249:I'm going to rub your faces in things you try to avoid. I don't find it strange that all you want to believe is only that which comforts you. How else do humans invent the traps which betray us into mediocrity? How else do we define cowardice? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
250:At bottom the world isn't a joke. We only joke about it to avoid an issue with someone, to let someone know that we know he's there with his questions; to disarm him by seeming to have heard and done justice to his side of the standing argument. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
251:The following of authority is the denial of intelligence. [It] may help us temporarily to cover up our difficulties and problems; but to avoid a problem is only to intensify it, and in the process, self-knowledge and freedom are abandoned. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
252:There are many different forms of life in the universe and human beings are unaware of most of them. Complex beings inhabit other dimensions. They can be very dangerous when encountered, unless, of course, you know how to handle or avoid them. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
253:The imagination of man is naturally sublime, delighted with whatever is remote and extraordinary, and running, without control, into the most distant parts of space and time in order to avoid the objects, which custom has rendered too familiar to it. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
254:Let all the &
255:Go on bravely. Do not expect success in a day or a year. Always hold on to the highest. Be steady. Avoid jealousy and selfishness. Be obedient and eternally faithful to the cause of truth, humanity, and your country, and you will move the world. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
256:The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers most. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
257:Weaken a bad habit by avoiding everything that occasioned it or stimulated it, without concentrating upon it in your zeal to avoid it. Then divert your mind to some good habit and steadily cultivate it until it becomes a dependable part of you. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
258:There's a path in enlightenment called the path of negation where we intentionally throw ourselves into experiences that are extremely transient. In other words, we do all the stuff you're supposed to normally avoid to become enlightened, intentionally. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
259:Do not remain in the dualistic state; avoid such pursuits carefully. If there is even a trace of this and that, of right and wrong, the Mind-essence will be lost in confusion. Although all dualities come from the One, do not be attached even to this One. ~ jianzhi-sengcan, @wisdomtrove
260:All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident. Facts are stubborn, and refusal to accept them does not avoid their inexorable effects-the tragic consequences are now upon us ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
261:When we accept any discipline for ourselves, we try to avoid everything except that which is necessary for our purpose; it is this purposefulness, which belongs to the adult mind, that we force upon school children. We say, "Never keep your mind aler. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
262:The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
263:We must learn to endure what we cannot avoid. Our life is composed, like the harmony of the world, of contrary things, also of different tones, sweet and harsh, sharp and flat, soft and loud. If a musician liked only one kind, what would he have to say? ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
264:If an educational act is to be efficacious, it will be only that one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life. To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
265:Our future rates of gain will fall far short of those achieved in the past. Berkshire's capital base is now simply too large to allow us to earn truly outsized returns. If you believe otherwise, you should consider a career in sales but avoid one in mathematics. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
266:By the time she got back to work, the only thing Gabby knew for certain was that as forgiving as he'd been, she'd never live down what she'd done, and since there wasn't a rock large enough to crawl under, it was in her best interest to find a way to avoid him. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
267:Education and study, and the favors of the muses, confer no greater benefit on those that seek them than these humanizing and civilizing lessons, which teach our natural qualities to submit to the limitations prescribed by reason, and to avoid the wildness of extremes. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
268:In this world that we live in we have originality in literature, but we also have TV and movies. I write love stories. I could never write a love story based on the Titanic - that was never a novel. If I see an idea that's been done in film, I try to avoid that. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
269:What else could true moderation be but to avoid association with bodily pleasures, and to shun them as impure affections of a thing impure? . . The soul when purified becomes pure form and formative power, all disembodied and intellective, and wholly within the Divine. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
270:Adhere To - Faith, Unity, Sacrifice. Avoid - Back-biting, Falsehood and Crookedness. Admire - Frankness, Honesty, and Large-heartedness. Control - Tongue, Temper, and Tossing of the mind. Cultivate - Cosmic Love, Forgiveness and Patience. Hate - Lust, Anger, and Pride. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
271:Poor people will do almost anything to avoid problems. They see a challenge and they run... the secret to success, my friends, is not to try to avoid or get rid of or shrink from your problems; the secret is to grow yourself so that you are bigger than your problems. ~ t-harv-eker, @wisdomtrove
272:The moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognize each other and immediately pretend they haven t. This is to avoid the ghastly embarrassment of having to continue recognizing each other the whole length of the corridor. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
273:Fear is the workout we give ourselves imagining what will happen if things don't work out. . . . Worry is our effort to imagine every possible way to avoid the outcome that is causing us fear, and failing that, to survive the thing that we fear if it comes to fruition. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
274:Morality must relate, at some level, to the well-being of conscious creatures. If there are more and less effective ways for us to seek happiness and to avoid misery in this world - and there clearly are - then there are right and wrong answers to questions of morality. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
275:The greatest friend of the soul is the unknown. Yet we are afraid of the unknown because it lies outside our vision and our control. We avoid it or quell it by filtering it through our protective barriers of domestication and control. The normal way never leads home. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
276:There comes a time in the life of a nation, as in the life of an individual, when it must face great responsibilities, whether it will or no. We have now reached that time. We cannot avoid facing the fact that we occupy a new place among the people of the world. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
277:This is the best reason to learn history: not in order to predict the future, but to free yourself of the past and imagine alternative destinies. Of course this is not total freedom – we cannot avoid being shaped by the past. But some freedom is better than none. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
278:If you have not even a little imagination, you are simply a brute. So you must not lower your ideal, neither are you to lose sight of practicality. We must avoid the two extremes... . You must try to combine in your life immense idealism with immense practicality. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
279:We've got to fight against bigness. If a school gets too large, you lose an intimacy with the students; they begin to feel they're just part of a big complex. I don't think you can create too well in a big plant. That's why I always tried to avoid bigness in the studio. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
280:One of the laudable by-products of the Freudian quackery is the discovery that lying, in most cases, is involuntary and inevitable&
281:Those whose spiritual awareness has been awakened never make a false move. They don't have to avoid evil. They are so replete with love that whatever they do is a good action. They are fully conscious that they are not the doer of their actions, but only servants of God. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
282:Everybody feels safe belonging not to the excluded minority but to the excluding majority. You think, Oh, I’m glad that’s not me. It’s basically the same in all periods in all societies. If you belong to the majority, you can avoid thinking about lots of troubling things. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
283:We shall draw nearer to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armour. If our hearts need to be broken, and if He chooses this as the way in which they should break, so be it. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
284:No one step back, that is the idea... . Fight it out, whatever comes. Let the stars move from the sphere! Let the whole world stand against us!... . What of it? Thus fight! You gain nothing by becoming cowards... . Taking a step backward, you do not avoid any misfortune. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
285:I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end (purpose) of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
286:If the people are governed by laws and punishment is used to maintain order, they will try to avoid the punishment but have no sense of shame. If they are governed by virtue and rules of propriety are used to maintain order, they will have a sense of shame and will become good as well. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
287:Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving for excellence. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth. Perfectionism is a defensive move. It’s the belief that if we do things perfectly and look perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgment, and shame. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
288:Do not get into a fight if you can possibly avoid it. If you get in, see it through. Don't hit if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting, but never hit soft. Don't hit at all if you can help it; don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
289:I simply contend that the middle-class ideal which demands that people be affectionate, respectable, honest and content, that they avoid excitements and cultivate serenity is the ideal that appeals to me, it is in short the ideal of affectionate family life, of honorable business methods. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
290:Q: Can I avoid this protracted battle with my mind?  M: Yes, you can. Just live your life as it comes, but alertly, watchfully, allowing everything to happen as it happens, doing the natural things the natural way, suffering, rejoicing - as life brings. This also is a way. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
291:The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love. Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
292:The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
293:We must learn by experience to avoid either trains of thought or social situations which for us (not necessarily for everyone) lead to temptations. Like motoring-don't wait till the last moment before you put on the brakes but put them on, gently and quietly, while the danger is still a good way off. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
294:Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person's thoughts. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
295:I hope that my ideas attract a lively dialogue, even if my sentences are simple. Simple sentences have always served me well. And I don't use semicolons. It's hard to read anyway, especially for high school kids. Also, I avoid irony, too. I don't like people saying one thing and meaning the other. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
296:Meditation is not meant to help us avoid problems or run away from difficulties. It is meant to allow positive healing to take place. To meditate is to learn how to stop—to stop being carried away by our regrets about the past, our anger or despair in the present, or our worries about the future. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
297:Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything. But no, that is not quite accurate. There is one place where her absence comes locally home to me, and it is a place I can't avoid. I mean my own body. It had such a different importance while it was the body of H.'s lover. Now it's like an empty house. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
298:When you become successful and a depression or any other unfavorable circumstance arises which causes you a loss or defeat, act on the self-motivator: Success is achieved by those who try and maintained by those who keep trying with a positive mental attitude. This is the way to avoid being crushed. ~ w-clement-stone, @wisdomtrove
299:In a bull market, one must avoid the error of the preening duck that quacks boastfully after a torrential rainstorm, thinking that its paddling skills have caused it to rise in the world. A right-thinking duck would instead compare its position after the downpour to that of the other ducks on the pond. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
300:Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
301:Everybody has a camera on their phone these days, everybody wants a selfie or a picture, and the moment one person starts taking a picture everybody congregates around so I've become quite a fast walker. I don't like saying, "No," to people but by walking fast one might be able to avoid the first photo. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
302:I first acknowledge that my mind is trying to do a necessary job for me, even when it seems out of control. The mind is thinking about my story so I can have a better time of things. It’s imagining the future to help me avoid unpleasant experiences. It’s analysing the past to help me learn from past mistakes. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
303:I think of myself as being an ethical man, but I don't try to teach ethics. I have no message. I know little about contemporary life. I don't read a newspaper. I dislike politics and politicians. I belong to no party whatever. My private life is a private life. I try to avoid photography and publicity. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
304:Inherent in the impulse to be free, is insecurity. The impulse to be free comes from outside of the mind, and because of this, it makes the mind feel very insecure. Most spiritual seekers move away from this insecurity by seeking and striving for a distant spiritual goal. That's how they avoid feeling insecure. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
305:The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always out of reach! His thirst for survival in the future makes him incapable of living in the present. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
306:One of the worst things about breaking the law is that it puts one at odds with an indeterminate number of other people. This is among the many corrosive effects of having unjust laws: They tempt peaceful and (otherwise) honest people to lie so as to avoid being punished for behavior that is ethically blameless. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
307:The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it. ~ thomas-edison, @wisdomtrove
308:I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.   ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
309:Genuine love is volitional rather than emotional. The person who truely loves does so because of a decision to love. This person has made a commitment to be loving whether or not the loving feeling is present. ... Conversely, it is not only possible but necessary for a loving person to avoid acting on feelings of love. ~ m-scott-peck, @wisdomtrove
310:If you have the insight of non-self, if you have the insight of impermanence, you should make that insight into a concentration that you keep alive throughout the day. Then what you say, what you think, and what you do will then be in the light of that wisdom and you will avoid making mistakes and creating suffering. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
311:Be strong! Don't talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! There is salvation only for the brave. Everyone must work out his own salvation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
312:Lead the people with administrative injunctions and put them in their place with penal law, and they will avoid punishments but will be without a sense of shame. Lead them with excellence and put them in their place through roles and ritual practices, and in addition to developing a sense of shame, they will order themselves harmoniously ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
313:Don't criticize, condemn or complain. Constantly criticizing, condemning and complaining is what breaks most relationships. Instead of criticizing and condemning, figure out how you can solve the problem together. Instead of focusing on blaming the other person for what they did wrong, focus on how you can avoid the problem next time. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
314:The practice of assertiveness: being authentic in our dealings with others; treating our values and persons with decent respect in social contexts; refusing to fake the reality of who we are or what we esteem in order to avoid disapproval; the willingness to stand up for ourselves and our ideas in appropriate ways in appropriate contexts. ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
315:When I contemplate the natural dignity of man; when I feel (for Nature has not been kind enough to me to blunt my feelings) for the honor and happiness of its character, I become irritated at the attempt to govern mankind by force and fraud, as if they were all knaves and fools, and can scarcely avoid disgust at those who are thus imposed upon. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
316:How many people do you know who are obsessed with their work, who are type A or have stress related diseases and who can’t slow down? They can’t slow down because they use their routine to distract themselves, to reduce life to only its practical considerations. And they do this to avoid recalling how uncertain they are about why they live. ~ james-redfield, @wisdomtrove
317:Do not avoid contact with suffering or close your eyes before suffering. Do not lose awareness of the existence of suffering in the life of the world. Find ways to be with those who are suffering by all means, including personal contact and visits, images, sounds. By such means, awaken yourself and others to the reality of suffering in the world. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
318:It is not necessary for a preacher to express all his thoughts in one sermon. A preacher should have three principles: first, to make a good beginning, and not spend time with many words before coming to the point; secondly, to say that which belongs to the subject in chief, and avoid strange and foreign thoughts; thirdly, to stop at the proper time. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
319:People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. They will practice Indian yoga and all its exercises, observe a strict regimen of diet, learn the literature of the whole world - all because they cannot get on with themselves and have not the slightest faith that anything useful could ever come out of their own souls. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
320:We cannot indefinitely avoid depressing subject matter, particularly it it is true, and in the subsequent quarter century the world has had to hear a story it would have preferred not to hear - the story of how a cultured people turned to genocide, and how the rest of the world, also composed of cultured people, remained silent in the face of genocide. (v) ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
321:Avoid head trash. Don't be a garbage can for anything that does not feed your intellect, stimulate your imagination, or make you a more compassionate peaceful person. Refuse to open your mind to other people's trash. Tune out anything that promotes conflict or controversy. This can infect you with a mind virus of cynicism or defeat, and you won't even know it! ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
322:So if your goal is to avoid pain and escape suffering, I would not advise you to seek higher levels of consciousness or spiritual evolution. First, you cannot achieve them without suffering, and second, insofar as you do achieve them, you are likely to be called on to serve in ways more painful to you, or at least demanding of you, than you can now imagine. ~ m-scott-peck, @wisdomtrove
323:If it so happened that I had once written a best-seller, this was a pure accident, due to inattention and naivete, and I would take very good care never to do the same again. If I had a message for my contemporaries, I said, it was surely this: Be anything you like, be madmen, drunks, and bastards of every shape and form, but at all costs avoid one thing: success. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
324:Jesus was a revolutionary, who did not become an extremist, since he did not offer an ideology, but Himself. He was also a mystic, who did not use his intimate relationship with God to avoid the social evils of his time, but shocked his milieu to the point of being executed as a rebel. In this sense he also remains for nuclear man the way to liberation and freedom. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
325:I am not very sceptical, — a frame of mind which I believe to be injurious to the progress of science. A good deal of scepticism in a scientific man is advisable to avoid much loss of time, but I have met with not a few men, who, I feel sure, have often thus been deterred from experiment or observations, which would have proved directly or indirectly serviceable . ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
326:Avoid a sugared gospel as you would shun sugar of lead. Seek the gospel which rips up and tears and cuts and wounds and hacks and even kills, for that is the gospel that makes alive again. And when you have found it, give good heed to it. Let it enter into your inmost being. As the rain soaks into the ground, so pray the Lord to let his gospel soak into your soul. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
327:Trying to maintain a pleasant state and avoid an unpleasant state is actually the cause of sorrow. When you stop resisting, you see that what seems frightening is actually the absolute beauty of reality. When you see that everything is a momentary display of reality, then you stop resisting it. Resistance hurts, only every single time. Love is the state of nonresistance. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
328:Perfectionism is not the same thing has striving to be your best. Perfectionism is the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgement, and shame. It’s a shield. It’s a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, it’s the thing that’s really preventing us from flight. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
329:In executing an Artful Strategy: When ten times greater, surround them; When five times greater, attack them; When two times greater, scatter them. If the opponent is ready to challenge: When fewer in number, be ready to evade them; When unequal to the match, be ready to avoid them. Even when the smaller opponents have a strong position, the larger opponent will capture them. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
330:If one is to deal with people on a large scale and say what one thinks, how can one avoid melancholy? I don’t admit to being hopeless, though: only the spectacle is a profoundly strange one; and as the current answers don’t do, one has to grope for a new one, and the process of discarding the old, when one is by no means certain what to put in their place, is a sad one. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
331:The most perfect philosophy of the natural kind only staves off our ignorance a little longer: as perhaps the most perfect philosophy of the moral or metaphysical kind serves only to discover larger portions of it. Thus the observation of human blindness and weakness is the result of all philosophy, and meets us at every turn, in spite of our endeavours to elude or avoid it. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
332:You will reply that reality hasn't the slightest need to be of interest. And I'll answer you that reality may avoid the obligation to be interesting, but that hypotheses may not. In the hypothesis you have postulated, chance intervenes largely. Here lies a dead rabbi; I should prefer a purely rabbinical explanation; not the imaginary mischances of an imaginary robber. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
333:All warfare is based on deception. Therefore, when capable, feign incapacity; when active, inactivity. When near, make it appear that you are far away; when far away, that you are to lure him; feign disorder and strike him. When he concentrates, prepare against him; where he is strong, avoid him. Anger his general and confuse him. Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
334:Pour the bulk of your time into action, not deciding. The state of indecision is a major time waster. Don't spend more than 60 seconds in that state if you can avoid it. Make a firm, immediate decision, and move from uncertainty to certainty to action. Let the world tell you when you're wrong, and you'll soon build enough experience to make accurate, intelligent decisions. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
335:Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. ~ barack-obama, @wisdomtrove
336:We are being at once wisely aware of our own frivolity if we avoid hitting and whacking and prefer &
337:I have a friend who's collecting unemployment insurance. This guy has never worked so hard in his life as he has to keep this thing going. He's down there every week, waiting on the lines and getting interviewed and making up all these lies about looking for jobs. If they had any idea of the effort and energy that he is expending to avoid work, I'm sure they'd give him a raise. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
338:She was heartily ashamed of her ignorance - a misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well−informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
339:People are entirely too disbelieving of coincidence. They are far too ready to dismiss it and to build arcane structures of extremely rickety substance in order to avoid it. I, on the other hand, see coincidence everywhere as an inevitable consequence of the laws of probability, according to which having no unusual coincidence is far more unusual than any coincidence could possibly be. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
340:Each of us face a moment in our lives called &
341:After 25 years of buying and supervising a great variety of businesses, Charlie [Munger] and I have not learned how to solve difficult business problems. What we have learned is to avoid them. To the extent we have been successful, it is because we have concentrated on identifying one-foot hurdles that we could step over rather than because we acquired any ability to clear seven-footers. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
342:To use what has a boundary to pursue what is limitless is dangerous; with this knowledge, if we still go after knowledge, we will run into trouble. Do not do what is good in order to gain praise. If you do what is bad be sure to avoid the punishment. Follow the Middle Course, for this is the way to keep yourself together, to sustain your life, to care for your parents and to live for many years. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
343:The source of love is deep in us, and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word can give comfort and confidence, destroy doubt, help someone avoid a mistake, reconcile a conflict, or open the door to liberation. One action can save a person’s life or help him take advantage of a rare opportunity. If love is in our heart, every thought, word, and deed can bring about a miracle. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
344:If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when he suffered he did not threaten; he was led like a sheep to the slaughter and he did not open his mouth. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
345:If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when he suffered he did not threaten; he was led like a sheep to the slaughter and he did not open his mouth. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
346:Living with doubt ... is almost always more profitable than living with certainty. People don't like doubt, so they pay money and give up opportunities to avoid it.  Entrepreneurshi p is largely about living with doubt. If you need reassurance, you're giving up quite a bit to get it. On the other hand, if you can get in the habit of seeking out uncertainty, you'll have developed a great instinct. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
347:Life includes getting wounded. Accept as a fact that people will sometimes mistreat you, whether accidentally or deliberately. Of course, this doesn’t mean enabling others to harm you, or failing to assert yourself. You’re just accepting the facts on the ground. Feel the hurt, the anger, the fear, but let them flow through you. Ill will can become a way to avoid facing your deep feelings and pain. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
348:I tend to avoid melodrama. I try to create very realistic settings and very realistic experiences and realistic responses to these experiences. Melodrama is the use of really big events that may or may not happen in real life - certainly they do, but they're not events that are common to most people. Most of the things that happen in my novels are things that could happen to people in real life. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
349:Those afraid of the universe as it really is, those who pretend to nonexistent knowledge and envision a Cosmos centered on human beings will prefer the fleeting comforts of superstition. They avoid rather than confront the world. But those with the courage to explore the weave and structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs profoundly from their wishes and prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
350:There are many things you can point to as proof that the human is not smart. But my personal favorite would have to be that we needed to invent the helmet. What was happening, apparently, was that we were involved in a lot of activities that were cracking our heads. We chose not to avoid doing those activities but, instead, to come up with some sort of device to help us enjoy our head-cracking lifestyles. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
351:A look filled with understanding, an accepting smile, a loving word, a meal shared in warmth and awareness are the things which create happiness in the present moment. By nourishing awareness in the present moment, you can avoid causing suffering to yourself and those around you.  The way you look at others, your smile, and your small acts of caring can create happiness. True happiness does not depend on wealth or fame. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
352:Angela had done a marvelous job, I tell you. The puke was everywhere except the toilet. The walls, the floor, the sinks - even on the ceiling, though don't ask me how she did that. So there I was, perched on all fours, cleaning up the puke at the homecoming dance in my best blue suit, which was exactly what I had wanted to avoid in the first place. And Jamie, my date, was on all fours, too, doing exactly the same thing. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
353:Mr Hemingway does it extremely well. Nothing matters. Everything happens. One wants to keep oneself loose. Avoid one thing only: gettng connected up. Don't get connected up. If you get held by anything, break it. Don't be held. Break it, and get away. Don't get away with the idea of getting somewhere else. Just get away, for the sake of getting away. Beat it! "Well, boy, I guess I'll beat it." Ah, the pleasure in saying that ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
354:Who shall blame whom, who praise whom? Whom to seek, whom to avoid? I seek none, nor avoid any, for I am all the universe. I praise myself, I blame myself, I suffer for myself, I am happy at my own will, I am free. This is the Jn√¢ni, the brave and daring. Let the whole universe tumble down; he smiles and says it never existed, it was all a hallucination. He sees the universe tumble down. Where was it! Where has it gone! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
355:People often silence themselves, or "agree to disagree" without fully exploring the actual nature of the disagreement, for the sake of protecting a relationship and maintaining connection. But when we avoid certain conversations, and never fully learn how the other person feels about all of the issues, we sometimes end up making assumptions that not only perpetuate but deepen misunderstandings, and that can generate resentment. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
356:They were within twenty yards of each other, and so abrupt was his appearance, that it was impossible to avoid his sight. Their eyes instantly met, and the cheeks of each were overspread with the deepest blush. He absolutely started, and for a moment seemed immoveable from surprise; but shortly recovering himself, advanced towards the party, and spoke to Elizabeth, if not in terms of perfect composure, at least of perfect civility. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
357:PRINCIPLE 1 The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. PRINCIPLE 2 Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say, You’re wrong. PRINCIPLE 3 If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. PRINCIPLE 4 Begin in a friendly way. PRINCIPLE 5 Get the other person saying yes, yes immediately. PRINCIPLE 6 Let the other person do a great deal of the talking. PRINCIPLE 7 Let the other person feel that the idea ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
358:There is such a thing as righteous judgment, but it seems that lately the word &
359:Positive self-esteem operates as, in effect, the immune system of the consciousness, providing resistance, strength, and a capacity for regeneration. When self-esteem is low, our resilience in the face of life's adversities is diminished. We crumble before vicissitudes that a healthier sense of self could vanquish. We tend to be more influenced by the desire to avoid pain than to experience joy. Negatives have more power over us than positives. ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
360:The faithful man perceives nothing less than opportunity in difficulties. Flowing through his spine, faith and courage work together: Such a man does not fear losing his life, thus he will risk losing it at times in order to empower it. By this he actually values his life more than the man who fears losing his life. It is much like leaping from a window in order to avoid a fire yet in that most crucial moment knowing that God will appear to catch you. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
361:To accept struggle as part of life, to accept all of it, even the darkest moments of anguish; to be motivated by love rather than fear, by confidence rather than insecurity: these are the benchmarks of high self-esteem. The wish to avoid fear and pain is not the motive that drives the lives of highly evolved men and women; rather, it is the life force within them, thrusting toward its unique form of expression-the actualization of personal values. ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
362:At least three time per day at scheduled times, he had to ask himself the following question: Am I being productive or just active? Charney captured the essence of this with less-abstract wording: Am I inventing things to do to avoid the important? He eliminated all of the activities he used as crutches and began to focus on demonstrating results instead of showing dedication. Dedication is often just meaningless work in disguise. Be ruthless and cut the fat. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
363:In most cases an act of unwelcome sex is no more bother than being vaccinated, so there's no point going on about it as if it werea fate worse than death. With skill and good manners you can avoid having to make the sacrifice, but should you find yourself in a compromising situation largely of your own making, you should stop defending your virtue and start worrying about your maturity. It will give you something to think about while the savage pumper bangs away. ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
364:These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one's self. To mind one's own business. Not to want to manage other people's affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one's dignity. To choose always the hardest. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
365:It's basically the same in all periods of societies. If you belong to the majority, you can avoid thinking about lots of troubling things.' &
366:Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better... or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
367:History does seem to repeat itself hence it's mindboggling to still hear the &
368:Above all, avoid lies, all lies, especially the lie to yourself. Keep watch on your own lie and examine it every hour, every minute. And avoid contempt, both of others and of yourself: what seems bad to you in yourself is purified by the very fact that you have noticed it in yourself. And avoid fear, though fear is simply the consequence of every lie. Never be frightened at your own faintheartedness in attaining love, and meanwhile do not even be very frightened by your own bad acts. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
369:I have as little superstition in me as any man living, but my secret opinion has ever been, and still is, that God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction, or leave them unsupportedly to perish, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of war, by every decent method which wisdom could invent. Neither have I so much of the infidel in me, as to suppose that He has relinquished the government of the world, and given us up to the care of devils. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
370:make it a practice to avoid hating anyone. If someone's been guilty of despicable actions, especially toward me, I try to forget him. I used to follow a practice - somewhat contrived, I admit - to write the man's name on a piece of scrap paper, drop it into the lowest drawer of my desk, and say to myself: "That finishes the incident, and so far as I'm concerned, that fellow." The drawer became over the years a sort of private wastebasket for crumbled-up spite and discarded personalities. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
371:Do you, like a skilful weigher, put into the balance the pleasures and the pains, near and distant, and weigh them, and then say which outweighs the other? If you weigh pleasures against pleasures, you of course take the more and greater; or if you weigh pains against pains, then you choose that course of action in which the painful is exceeded by the pleasant, whether the distant by the near or the near by the distant; and you avoid that course of action in which the pleasant is exceeded by the painful. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
372:That said, deciding to avoid other people does not necessarily equate with having no desire whatsoever for company; it may simply reflect a dissatisfaction with what—or who—is available. Cynics are, in the end, only idealists with awkwardly high standards. In Chamfort's words, &
373:To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
374:Brave, bold men, these are what we want. What we want is vigor in the blood, strength in the nerves, iron muscles and nerves of steel, not softening namby-pamby ideas. Avoid all these. Avoid all mystery. There is no mystery in religion. Is there any mystery in the Vedanta, or in the Vedas, or in the Samhit√¢s, or in the Puranas? What secret societies did the sages of yore establish to preach their religion? What sleight-of-hand tricks are there recorded as used by them to bring their grand truths to humanity? ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
375:I abhor unjust war. I abhor injustice and bullying by the strong at the expense of the weak, whether among nations or individuals. I abhor violence and bloodshed. I believe that war should never be resorted to when, or so long as, it is honorably possible to avoid it. I respect all men and women who from high motives and with sanity and self-respect do all they can to avert war. I advocate preparation for war in order to avert war; and I should never advocate war unless it were the only alternative to dishonor. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
376:Reality is not the result of a process; it is an explosion. It is definitely beyond the mind, but all you can do is to know your mind well. Not that the mind will help you, but by knowing your mind you may avoid your mind disabling you. You have to be very alert, or else your mind will play false with you. It is like watching a thief - not that you expect anything from a thief, but you do not want to be robbed. In the same way, you give a lot of attention to the mind without expecting anything from it. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
377:The Lord is near! You're not alone. You may feel alone. You may think you're alone. But there's never a moment in which you face life without help. God is near. God repeatedly pledges his proverbial presence to his people. Don't assume God is watching from a distance. Avoid the quicksand that bears the marker "God has left you!" Don't indulge this lie. If you do, your problem will be amplified by a sense of loneliness. It's one thing to face a challenge, but to face it all alone? Isolation creates a downward cycle of fret. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
378:The very desire to seek spiritual enlightenment is in fact nothing but the grasping tendency of the ego itself, and thus the very search for enlightenment prevents it. The &
379:There were nights when he took a deal more rum and water than his head could carry; and then he would sometimes sit and sing his wicked old wild sea-songs, minding nobody... Often I have heard the house shaking with Yo-ho-ho and a bottle and rum, all the neighbours joining in for dear life with the fear of death upon them and each singing louder than the other to avoid remark. Fiften men on the dead man's chest, Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil have done for the rest. Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
380:To summarize, whenever a strategy runs into trouble, uncomfortable—sometimes even agonizing—alarm signals pulse through the nervous system to set the animal back on track. But trouble comes all the time, since each strategy contains inherent contradictions, as the animal tries to: Separate what is actually connected, in order to create a boundary between itself and the world Stabilize what keeps changing, in order to maintain its internal systems within tight ranges Hold onto fleeting pleasures and escape inevitable pains, in order to approach opportunities and avoid threats ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
381:I make it a practice to avoid hating anyone. If someone's been guilty of despicable actions, especially toward me, I try to forget him. I used to follow a practice-somewhat contrived, I admit-to write the man's name on a piece of scrap paper, drop it into the lowest drawer of my desk, and say to myself: "That finishes the incident, and so far as I'm concerned, that fellow. The drawer became over the years a sort of private wastebasket for crumpled-up spite and discarded personalities. Besides, it seemed to be effective, and helped me avoid harboring useless black feelings." ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
382:If you try to avoid or remove the awkward quality, it will pursue you. The only effective way to still its unease is to transfigure it, to let it become something creative and positive that contributes to who you are. Nietzche said that one of the best days in his life was the day when he rebaptized all his negative qualities as his best qualities. Rather than banishing what is at first glimpse unwelcome, you bring it home to unity with your life…..One of your sacred duties is to exercise kindness towrd them. In a sense, you are called to be a loving parent to your delinquent qualiites ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
383:Negative events generally have more impact than positive ones. For example,it’s easy to acquire feelings of learned helplessness from a few failures, but hard to undo those feelings, even with many successes . People will do more to avoid a loss than to acquire a comparable gain .Compared to lottery winners, accident victims usually take longer to return to their original baseline of happiness. Bad information about a person carries more weight than good information and in relationships, it typically takes about five positive interactions to overcome the effects of a single negative one. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
384:The lights were off so that his heads could avoid looking at each other because neither of them was currently a particular engaging sight, nor had they been since he had made the error of looking into his soul. It had indeed been an error. It had been late one night&
385:S. Lewis captured this so beautifully in one of my favorite quotes of all time: To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
386:The psyche is built upon avoiding this pain, and as a result, it has fear of pain as its foundation. That is what caused the psyche to be. To understand this, notice that if the feeling of rejection is a major problem for you, you will fear experiences that cause rejection. That fear will become part of your psyche. Even though the actual events causing rejection are infrequent, you will have to deal with the fear of rejection all the time. That is how we create a pain that is always there. If you are doing something to avoid pain, then pain is running your life. All of your thoughts and feelings will be affected by your fears. ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
387:Gautama's insight was that no matter what the mind experiences, it usually reacts with craving, and craving always involves dissatisfaction. When the mind experiences something distasteful it craves to be rid of the irritation. When the mind experiences something pleasant, it craves that the pleasure will remain and will intensify. Therefore, the mind is always dissatisfied and restless. This is very clear when we experience unpleasant things, such as pain. As long as the pain continues, we are dissatisfied and do all we can to avoid it. Yet even when we experience pleasant things we are never content. We either fear that the pleasure might disappear, or we hope that it will intensify. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
388:I don't like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: "Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, &
389:The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life. Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interests upon futilities, and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance. Thus we demand that the world grant us recognition for qualities which we regard as personal possessions: our talent or our beauty. The more a man lays stress on false possessions, and the less sensitivity he has for what is essential, the less satisfying is his life. He feels limited because he has limited aims, and the result is envy and jealousy. If we understand and feel that here in this life we already have a link with the infinite, desires and attitudes change. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
390:Because we demand a future, we live each moment in expectation and unfulfillment. We live each moment in passing. In just this way the real nunc stans, the timeless present, is reduced to the nunc fluens, the fleeting present, the passing present of a mere one or two seconds. We expect each moment to pass on to a future moment, for in this fashion we pretend to avoid death by always rushing toward an imagined future. We want to meet ourselves in the future. We don’t want just now—we want another now, and another, and another, tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. And thus, paradoxically, our impoverished present is fleeting precisely because we demand that it end! We want it to end so that it can thereby pass on to yet another moment, a future moment, which will in turn live only to pass. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
391:Be silent and listen: have you recognised your madness and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations are completely mired in madness? Do you not want to recognise your madness and welcome it in a friendly manner? You wanted to accept everything. So accept madness too. Let the light of your madness shine, and it will suddenly dawn on you. Madness is not to be despised and not to be feared, but instead you should give it life... If you want to find paths, you should also not spurn madness, since it makes up such a great part of your nature... Be glad that you can recognise it, for you will thus avoid becoming its victim. Madness is a special form of the spirit and clings to all teachings and philosophies, but even more to daily life, since life itself is full of craziness and at bottom utterly illogical. Man strives toward reason only so that he can make rules for himself. Life itself has no rules. That is its mystery and its unknown law. What you call knowledge is an attempt to impose something comprehensible on life. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove

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1:Avoid exaggerations. ~ Edwin A Abbott,
2:We consume to avoid living. ~ Gish Jen,
3:To avoid eye contact, kiss. ~ Mason Cooley,
4:Avoid running at all times. ~ Satchel Paige,
5:I would sell my life to avoid ~ Anne Sexton,
6:avoid farmed foreign shrimp. ~ Larry Olmsted,
7:Always avoid alliteration. ~ Sienna McQuillen,
8:Always avoid the acute angle. ~ Dale Carnegie,
9:I always avoid not working. ~ Debbie Reynolds,
10:I’ll try to avoid cliffhangers ~ Rick Riordan,
11:I avoid looking in the mirror. ~ Marina Warner,
12:Good luck tended to avoid me. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
13:Avoid hot stocks in hot industries. ~ Peter Lynch,
14:Insert quarter, avoid Klingons. ~ Walter Isaacson,
15:You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren. ~ Horace,
16:There’s the idolatry I know and avoid. ~ T J Klune,
17:Is it our chief aim in life to avoid risks? ~ Plato,
18:I've managed to avoid tattoos so far. ~ Mick Jagger,
19:To avoid whipsaw losses, stop trading. ~ Ed Seykota,
20:The best fights are the ones we avoid. ~ Jackie Chan,
21:You can't avoid mistakes and bad luck. ~ Mikhail Tal,
22:Although you see the pit, you cannot avoid it. ~ Rumi,
23:Gods you avoid won't hurt you. ~ Maxine Hong Kingston,
24:Avoid a remedy that is worse than the disease. ~ Aesop,
25:Criticism is something we can avoid easily ~ Aristotle,
26:Don't avoid eye contact and don't be late ~ Jack Dorsey,
27:Hyperbole is something Id better avoid. ~ Terry Gilliam,
28:I'm a dyslexic person, so I avoid books. ~ Eddie Izzard,
29:People who avoid criticism will fail. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
30:Run lean; avoid unnecessary expenses. ~ Richard Branson,
31:We can’t avoid st ruct ure a void structure ~ Anonymous,
32:Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat. ~ Jim Davis,
33:Avoid witticisms at the expense of others. ~ Horace Mann,
34:My goal is to try to avoid a regular job. ~ Clara Hughes,
35:Nuthin' can avoid this shot 'cause it's hittin' ~ Eazy E,
36:Avoid compulsively making things worse. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
37:One musts avoid that wicked temptress, Laziness. ~ Horace,
38:We can only avoid the traps we can see. ~ Stefan Molyneux,
39:Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
40:...you savor the things we seek to avoid. ~ Karen Hawkins,
41:Avoid popularity if you would have peace ~ Abraham Lincoln,
42:Avoid sarcasm. Don't insist on the last word. ~ Ford Frick,
43:Being dead’s overrated; I try to avoid it. ~ Morgan Blayde,
44:Neither seek nor avoid,take what comes ~ Swami Vivekananda,
45:Some people avoid confrontation. I don’t. ~ Helena Hunting,
46:Why does baloney avoid the grinder? ~ William F Buckley Jr,
47:Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing. ~ Thales,
48:Avoid popularity if you would have peace. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
49:Go ahead, fail. Try to avoid mistakes, though. ~ Seth Godin,
50:I wanted to avoid, special IO for terminals. ~ Ken Thompson,
51:Outside books, we avoid colorful characters. ~ Mason Cooley,
52:about clichés. Avoid them like the plague. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
53:Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood. ~ Satchel Paige,
54:he resisted the temptation to avoid suffering ~ Bruce A Ware,
55:It takes a big person to avoid small worries. ~ Robin Sharma,
56:I've learned to always avoid saying "always" ~ Martin Fowler,
57:Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
58:One does not kill to avoid social inconvenience. ~ P D James,
59:One promises much, to avoid giving little. ~ Luc de Clapiers,
60:People are nothing but vexation. I avoid them. ~ Julie Berry,
61:To avoid lying, do nothing that needs covering. ~ Mark Twain,
62:You are being driven by the desire to avoid it. ~ Ed Catmull,
63:AVOID FOOD PRODUCTS THAT MAKE HEALTH CLAIMS. ~ Michael Pollan,
64:I labored hard to avoid trouble and bloodshed. ~ Chief Joseph,
65:I've learned to always avoid saying "always". ~ Martin Fowler,
66:Religions . . . seem to avoid mountain passes. ~ Rory Stewart,
67:saying yes to avoid disappointment is just lying. ~ Anonymous,
68:The future is only scary if we try to avoid it. ~ Simon Sinek,
69:The moon stays bright when it doesn't avoid the night. ~ Rumi,
70:You cannot avoid hearing drums in Haiti. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
71:[Avoid] likewise the accumulation of debt. ~ George Washington,
72:Avoid tweeting any photos of your private parts. ~ Betty White,
73:Give yourself a break to avoid a breakdown. ~ Karen Salmansohn,
74:I have a radar built inside me to avoid punches ~ Muhammad Ali,
75:It is already too late to avoid mass starvation. ~ Denis Hayes,
76:It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid. ~ Publilius Syrus,
77:Use the difficulties - if you can't avoid them ~ Michael Caine,
78:A lot of the things that go on we can avoid some of it. ~ Rakim,
79:I also tried to avoid doing obvious dance records. ~ Boy George,
80:If you avoid failure, you also avoid success. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
81:In trying to avoid one sin I've committed another. ~ A J Jacobs,
82:Quit Iraq Study Group to avoid politicizing it. ~ Rudy Giuliani,
83:Those who avoid decapitation leave more offspring. ~ Carl Sagan,
84:ways to avoid him, get out of the appointment, or ~ Henry Cloud,
85:Avoid being narrow-minded; it's a fat world. ~ Benny Bellamacina,
86:Avoid letting temper block progress-keep cool. ~ William Feather,
87:Avoid 'shoulding' on others and yourself! ~ Marshall B Rosenberg,
88:Avoid transgression. How's that for advice. ~ Marilynne Robinson,
89:It's hard to avoid the past but one goes forward. ~ Andy Summers,
90:I will risk everything to avoid being bored. ~ Porfirio Rubirosa,
91:Men shout to avoid listening to one another. ~ Miguel de Unamuno,
92:People who avoid failure also avoid success. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
93:Amway in fact was structured to avoid federal taxes. ~ Jane Mayer,
94:Avoid Arguments Like Rattlesnakes And Earthquakes ~ Dale Carnegie,
95:Ethics are so annoying. I avoid them on principle. ~ Darby Conley,
96:Frank jerked the steering wheel to avoid a pothole. ~ S W Hubbard,
97:I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. ~ Mae West,
98:I love reading; it's a great way to avoid writing. ~ Tony Kushner,
99:It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
100:It is harder to avoid censure than to gain applause. ~ David Hume,
101:run. Never look back, and avoid the whole mess. Let ~ Vince Flynn,
102:Sometimes a man does what he'd most like to avoid. ~ Janet Morris,
103:The reason to moderate is to avoid having to quit. ~ Jim Harrison,
104:Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise. ~ William Penn,
105:Avoid having a very large meal before bedtime. ~ Mireille Guiliano,
106:If you do the right thing well, you avoid futility. ~ Tracy Kidder,
107:My mother warned me to avoid things colored red. ~ Claes Oldenburg,
108:Tis a rule of manners to avoid exaggeration. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
109:We cannot avoid this responsibility, this freedom. ~ Irvin D Yalom,
110:We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
111:We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him. ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
112:Avoid people with gold teeth who want to play cards ~ George Carlin,
113:Dilettantism is the sort of thing one must avoid. ~ Leon Wieseltier,
114:I've been trying to avoid goal-oriented behavior. ~ Laurie Anderson,
115:I want to avoid injuries by running only road. ~ Haile Gebrselassie,
116:Minimize expectations to avoid being disappointed. ~ Michael Reaves,
117:My axiom is, to succeed in business: avoid my example. ~ Mark Twain,
118:The best way to avoid a hangover is to stay drunk. ~ Dorothy Parker,
119:a man often meets his destiny running to avoid it, ~ Joanne M Harris,
120:Avoid the poison in your life that brings you turmoil. ~ Jean Vanier,
121:I must explain Henry early, to avoid disappointment. ~ P G Wodehouse,
122:Ive tried to avoid labels, but they always find you. ~ Poppy Z Brite,
123:Most of us will do anything to avoid facing ourselves ~ Lolly Daskal,
124:occurred to Seldon that he was doing so to avoid jarring ~ Anonymous,
125:Some refuse the loan of life to avoid the debt of death. ~ Otto Rank,
126:Being asleep is a great way to avoid being critical. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
127:Do it now and avoid the June rush! Fear death by water! ~ Diane Duane,
128:He can best avoid a snare who knows how to set one. ~ Publilius Syrus,
129:How to lie without lying? Avoid answering the question. ~ Chloe Neill,
130:If you want to be alive, you can’t avoid pain. ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
131:I shall never fear or avoid things of which I do not know. ~ Socrates,
132:It's really American to avoid paying taxes, legally. ~ Lindsey Graham,
133:One way to kill an opportunity is to avoid taking it. ~ Jack Canfield,
134:The point is not to avoid the war, it is to win it. ~ Terry Pratchett,
135:to avoid death he shrank into the host of his own companions. ~ Homer,
136:You cannot avoid paradise. You can only avoid seeking it. ~ Joko Beck,
137:Always aim for right and avoid doing wrong at all costs. ~ Tyler Perry,
138:I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets. ~ Grace Kelly,
139:I never try to avoid 'Ugly Betty' fans, as I love them. ~ Michael Urie,
140:One finds one's destiny on the path one takes to avoid it. ~ Carl Jung,
141:Sometimes what we avoid most is not pain but mystery. He ~ Nathan Hill,
142:Try to produce your own films, avoid directing for hire. ~ Atom Egoyan,
143:You can't avoid your problems forever. No one can. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
144:A guy who wishes to avoid rejection often has the most pride. ~ Roosh V,
145:Avoid all mystery. There is no mystery in religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
146:Avoid making yourself the subject of conversation. ~ Jean de la Bruyere,
147:Avoid popularity it has many snares and no real benefit. ~ William Penn,
148:Avoid your comfort zone - it's probably outdated anyway. ~ Donald Trump,
149:Diplomacy is about dealing with those you rather avoid. ~ Karen Traviss,
150:He who knows what God is, studies to avoid sin. ~ Benedict Joseph Labre,
151:I also avoid green vegetables. They're grossly overrated. ~ Noel Coward,
152:I don't avoid confrontation, people should know that. ~ David Coverdale,
153:I think God is something that People use to avoid reality. ~ James Frey,
154:Learning from history helps us avoid repeating its mistakes. ~ T A Uner,
155:On birthdays I avoid taking hasty or impulsive measures. ~ Fidel Castro,
156:Pussyfooting is a vice I have been concerned to avoid. ~ Larry McMurtry,
157:Style is made up of whatever an author can't avoid doing. ~ Neil Gaiman,
158:Truly, only those who see illness as illness can avoid illness. ~ Laozi,
159:We can't avoid pain, but misery is always a choice. ~ Frederic S Durbin,
160:You can't avoid pain, but you can choose to overcome it. ~ Paulo Coelho,
161:A writer will do anything to avoid the act of writing. ~ William Zinsser,
162:He who tries to avoid every problem in life is very busy! ~ Joan Marques,
163:I rather wished for their ruin, than studied to avoid it. ~ Daniel Defoe,
164:Is it easy to avoid paparazzi? It is, it really is. ~ Emmanuelle Chriqui,
165:It's always easier to avoid temptation than to resist it. ~ Randy Alcorn,
166:To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
167:To avoid the fall often means living a less-than life. ~ Emily P Freeman,
168:We saw James Franco, something that now seems hard to avoid. ~ Anonymous,
169:You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it. ~ Goldie Hawn,
170:Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit. ~ William Penn,
171:Faith means the will to avoid knowing what is true. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
172:Intellect is the ability to avoid belaboring the obvious. ~ Alfred Bester,
173:Stereotypes happen. I try not to embrace them or avoid them. ~ Danny Pudi,
174:The best way to avoid envy is to deserve the success you get. ~ Aristotle,
175:The doing evil to avoid an evil cannot be good. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
176:The only way to avoid being left behind was to start moving. ~ Jojo Moyes,
177:To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing. ~ Dave Ramsey,
178:War exists notwithstanding all our efforts to avoid it.”8 ~ Ronald Takaki,
179:We cannot avoid growing old; but we can avoid growing cold. ~ Max De Pree,
180:We can't avoid reasoning; we can only avoid doing it well. ~ Peter Kreeft,
181:We got into music to avoid a job, and get lots of girls. ~ Paul McCartney,
182:When one is trying to avoid sleep, darkness is the enemy.  ~ Keary Taylor,
183:Avoid spending time doing things we don’t enjoy ~ Hector Garcia Puigcerver,
184:Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master ~ Demosthenes,
185:For a neutral look, avoid anything sparkly or shimmery. ~ Christina Zilber,
186:I try to avoid experience if I can. Most experience is bad. ~ E L Doctorow,
187:Life always sinks downward. It takes effort to avoid that. ~ Me a Selimovi,
188:Marriages are not normally made to avoid having children. ~ Rudolf Virchow,
189:Now that I see you understand me so well, I will avoid you. ~ Mason Cooley,
190:Start where you left off; do not avoid the difficult parts ~ Avis Cardella,
191:We must avoid possession," he said. "But, oh, let me kiss you. ~ Ana s Nin,
192:winter. Chloe throws them bits of trail mix to avoid ~ Catherine Ryan Hyde,
193:wriggled to avoid the lump that always seemed directly under ~ Ruth Downie,
194:Avoid studies of which the result dies with the worker. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
195:Heaven might be defined as the place which men avoid. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
196:How can a person who is awake avoid outrage at the world? ~ Jordan Peterson,
197:I avoid going through places where there's too much poverty. ~ Loretta Lynn,
198:I don't avoid anyone but I always think some people hate me. ~ Alan Cumming,
199:If you want to avoid seeing an idiot, break the mirror. ~ Francois Rabelais,
200:It's better to not be afraid of things and not avoid things. ~ Noomi Rapace,
201:Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid. ~ Karl Kraus,
202:The most obvious conclusions are the ones I try to avoid ~ Anthony Horowitz,
203:The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. ~ Dale Carnegie,
204:The wise man thinks of fame just enough to avoid being despised. ~ Epicurus,
205:To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life. ~ Osho,
206:We've all got to do everything we can to avoid conflicts. ~ Richard Branson,
207:When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain. ~ Jennifer Aniston,
208:All that effort,” he mused, “merely to avoid me. How gratifying. ~ Shana Abe,
209:Avoid contradicting in general, especially people you love. ~ Maurice Baring,
210:Avoid miscommunication. The price you pay for it is horrendous. ~ Shiv Khera,
211:Don't avoid the cliches - they are cliches because they work! ~ George Lucas,
212:I avoid long layoffs and I try to stay in shape at all times. ~ Urijah Faber,
213:I try to avoid barbecue potato chips. They're my weakness. ~ Gwyneth Paltrow,
214:I try to avoid typecasting by doing different roles. ~ Michael Clarke Duncan,
215:One often meets her destiny on the road she takes to avoid it. ~ Jessi Kirby,
216:read three or four books at a time to avoid tedium”—and ~ William Manchester,
217:Some things must be done however much we wish to avoid them. ~ Michelle Zink,
218:To avoid being drawn into error, keep a firm grip on the truth. ~ Mark Twain,
219:To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
220:To avoid discord, never put two wise people in the same room. ~ Mason Cooley,
221:We manage to avoid being happy while struggling to become happy, ~ Anonymous,
222:You know that the best you can expect is to avoid the worst. ~ Italo Calvino,
223:“You meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung,
224:Affirmative. Death-Bot 9000 would rather avoid internet drama. ~ Jeph Jacques,
225:All businesses make mistakes. The trick is to avoid large ones. ~ Carlos Slim,
226:Avoid making irrevocable decisions while tired or hungry. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
227:Avoid problems, and you'll never be the one who overcame them. ~ Richard Bach,
228:How can a person who is awake avoid outrage at the world? ~ Jordan B Peterson,
229:I never schedule meetings in the morning, if I can avoid it. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
230:I try to avoid conflict. I don't want people to be unhappy. ~ Viggo Mortensen,
231:One of biggest rules in football is you have to avoid crosses. ~ Jurgen Klopp,
232:The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. ~ Aristotle,
233:You can't avoid hurt. Your only choice is to live through it. ~ Rebekah Crane,
234:Avoid an unusual and unfamiliar word just as you would a reef. ~ Julius Caesar,
235:Buddhism’s cardinal ethical principle is to avoid causing harm. ~ Gil Fronsdal,
236:but we often meet our fate on the road we take to avoid it. ~ Michael Robotham,
237:How difficult it is to avoid having a special standard for oneself ~ C S Lewis,
238:If you always speak your mind, the evil man will avoid you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
239:I guess in a way I try to avoid being labeled as a traditional DJ. ~ Girl Talk,
240:I had to make some drastic choices to avoid losing myself. ~ Elizabeth Berkley,
241:know when to stop. Know when reason sets limits to avoid peril. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
242:Sometimes you find your destiny on the road you took to avoid it. ~ Clive Owen,
243:The person who failed often knows how to avoid future failures. ~ Randy Pausch,
244:True love is that which manages to avoid unnecessary suffering. ~ Paulo Coelho,
245:You have to notice the truth in order to be able to avoid it. ~ Sarah Schulman,
246:You sometimes have to join forces with those you'd rather avoid. ~ J K Rowling,
247:As a parent, you can’t completely avoid making mistakes. Accept it. ~ Gary Ezzo,
248:Avoid being in the presence of someone who might do you harm. ~ Gavin de Becker,
249:A Yogi must avoid the two extremes of luxury and austerity. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
250:Carrying body and soul and embracing the one, Can you avoid separation? ~ Laozi,
251:How difficult it is to avoid having a special standard for oneself. ~ C S Lewis,
252:I always try to avoid anything that has to do with my life. ~ Gilbert Gottfried,
253:It takes enormous effort to avoid all theories and just see. ~ Michael Crichton,
254:Men have the power of thinking that they may avoid sin. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
255:There are a couple of ways to avoid death, one is to be magnificent. ~ Ian Dury,
256:The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing. ~ Alan Dean Foster,
257:To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. —Aristotle ~ Bren Brown,
258:To avoid disappointment in art, one mustn't treat it as a career. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
259:To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life. ~ Rajneesh,
260:Avoid banquets which are given by strangers and by ignorant persons. ~ Epictetus,
261:Don't do cocaine. Don't race trains. And avoid AIDS situations. ~ Charlie Munger,
262:Fight not to win, but to avoid losing. A surefire losing strategy. ~ Phil Knight,
263:F k being a script kiddie if you can avoid it — be a hacker. ~ Kevin D Mitnick,
264:If you want to avoid Alzheimer's disease, sleep 8 hours a night. ~ Deepak Chopra,
265:In real life we avoid crisis events. In fiction we seek them out. ~ Steven James,
266:Is there any way to avoid the emptiness of people's absence? ~ Francisco X Stork,
267:It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live. ~ Ayn Rand,
268:There’s no getting out alive, but you hope to avoid a deadline. ~ Nic Pizzolatto,
269:All good writers are sensitive to clichés and endeavor to avoid them ~ Ben Yagoda,
270:Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you. ~ William Blake,
271:...discussion is also a most excellent means to avoid -decision- ~ Fulton J Sheen,
272:I don't like to Google myself. I try and avoid it whenever I can. ~ Patrick Stump,
273:In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve. ~ Cato the Younger,
274:I think my resignation was the only way to avoid bloodshed. ~ Eduard Shevardnadze,
275:Love was not a comfortable feeling. No wonder I tried to avoid it. ~ Fabian Black,
276:Modesty is the way you deal with beauty not the way you avoid it. ~ Tariq Ramadan,
277:She tried to avoid the gaze of a particularly cross-eyed stoat. ~ Terry Pratchett,
278:There is no limit to which a man will not go to avoid thinking. ~ Thomas A Edison,
279:Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you. ~ William Blake,
280:As long as we avoid the creative, we are condemned to reaction. ~ Paula Gunn Allen,
281:Avoid jealously for this destroys good deeds as fire destroys wood. ~ Abu Hurairah,
282:Focus on where you are going rather than on what you hope to avoid. ~ Ben Horowitz,
283:I don’t regret how much I love, and I avoid those who repent their passion. ~ Rumi,
284:If you cannot patiently bear correction, endeavor to avoid fault. ~ Norm MacDonald,
285:I’m just saying. Danger. You know, that thing most people avoid. ~ Cassandra Clare,
286:In real life, wolves will do anything to avoid contact with mankind. ~ Liam Neeson,
287:Is it possible to avoid pain? Yes, but you’ll never learn anything. ~ Paulo Coelho,
288:I try to avoid cheese, dairy and a lot of meat, but I do like them. ~ Lynda Carter,
289:Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison. ~ Gautama Buddha,
290:No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity. ~ Andre Maurois,
291:Percy had to roll to avoid getting crushed by his large hairy rear. ~ Rick Riordan,
292:Avoid all haste; calmness is an essential ingredient of politeness. ~ Alphonse Karr,
293:He must avoid quarrelling as he would avoid drinking a deadly poison. ~ James Allen,
294:It is remarkable to what lengths people will go to avoid thought. ~ Thomas A Edison,
295:Learn from me and avoid the scars your soul and mind will take, let ~ Louis L Amour,
296:Most people want to avoid pain, and discipline is usually painful. ~ John C Maxwell,
297:Normally, however, I try to avoid repetitions of any shot. ~ Michelangelo Antonioni,
298:One of the ways to avoid being beaten by the system is to laugh at it. ~ Peter Cook,
299:Some think I wink at them when I shut my eyes to avoid their sight. ~ Khalil Gibran,
300:Tantra does not seek any type of experience, nor does it avoid it. ~ Frederick Lenz,
301:The most unbearable type of anger is a woman’s—do anything to avoid it. ~ Lee Child,
302:The only way to avoid despair was not to involve himself at all. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
303:The ultimate Path is without difficulty. Just avoid picking and choosing. ~ Sengcan,
304:to avoid dullness may help to filter out the nonessential.) ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
305:A blanket attempt to avoid mistakes is the biggest mistake of all. ~ Steve McConnell,
306:Avoid dishonest gain: no price can recompence the pangs of vice. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
307:Avoid having to pump your brakes by keeping your flow on cruise control. ~ T F Hodge,
308:It is a sign of weakness to avoid showing signs of weakness. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
309:least monthly. Use cash whenever possible to avoid busting your budget. ~ Erik Wecks,
310:My watchful animal instinct to avoid people is almost overpowering. ~ Samantha Abeel,
311:NO MAN CAN AVOID BEING BORN AVERAGE, BUT NO MAN HAS TO STAY AVERAGE. ~ Satchel Paige,
312:No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else. ~ Katharine Graham,
313:People will do more to avoid pain than they will do to gain pleasure. ~ Tony Robbins,
314:So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak. ~ Sun Tzu,
315:Some people clean the fridge to avoid studying. I go to Brisbane. ~ Melina Marchetta,
316:The ego romanticizes the past to avoid the true romance of the present. ~ Alan Cohen,
317:This days one must be careful to avoid awakening the pain of another. ~ Ishmael Beah,
318:To avoid the problems you face is to avoid the life you have to live. ~ Paulo Coelho,
319:We best avoid wars by taking even physical action to stop small ones. ~ Anthony Eden,
320:We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
321:All the child-star clichés. I've tried very hard to avoid them all. ~ Macaulay Culkin,
322:As a youth, I sought out decadence; as an elder, I try to avoid decay. ~ Mason Cooley,
323:Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit. ~ Max Ehrmann,
324:Avoid the man without compassion, because he ain’t a man surely! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
325:Avoid the stage of old age sit in the audience, it's all the rage ~ Benny Bellamacina,
326:I avoid seeing myself while I'm working on role so I won't see "me." ~ Morgan Freeman,
327:I tend to avoid televisions, politics, and places with velvet ropes. ~ Demetri Martin,
328:It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. ~ Anonymous,
329:I've been avoiding the mirror in the room. I always avoid the mirrors. ~ Donna Cooner,
330:Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid. ~ Publilius Syrus,
331:The attempt to avoid failure, in other words, makes failure more likely. ~ Ed Catmull,
332:The more something threatens your identity, the more you will avoid it. ~ Mark Manson,
333:The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas. ~ Albert Einstein,
334:The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
335:To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. —ARISTOTLE ~ Anthony Robbins,
336:A state of reverie does not avoid reality, it accedes to reality. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
337:Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon. ~ Abbie Hoffman,
338:avoid you. I want to avoid you.” He stared at her, plainly confused. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
339:Customers tend to avoid a restaurant that's going aswamp in its own sludge. ~ Ray Kroc,
340:Full, saturated colours have an emotional significance I want to avoid. ~ Lucian Freud,
341:If you wish to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean. ~ Henry Clay,
342:I'm afraid we were so eager to avoid war, we've made it all but certain. ~ Brent Weeks,
343:It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
344:I want you. I want you. I want you. Anything to avoid saying: I love you. ~ Erica Jong,
345:Life is a playground and a laboratory; avoid neglecting one for the other. ~ T F Hodge,
346:Life is hard enough without having to avoid entire rooms in my own head. ~ Sabaa Tahir,
347:One doesn’t like to do brutal things if one can avoid them, you know. ~ George Gissing,
348:The aim in life is not to avoid struggles, but to have the right ones; ~ Eric Greitens,
349:The best way to avoid danger is to be in a capacity to withstand it.”45 ~ Lynne Cheney,
350:The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it. ~ William Shakespeare,
351:The most constructive way of resolving conflicts is to avoid them. ~ Felix Frankfurter,
352:The only way to avoid age discrimination in Hollywood is to die young. ~ Larry Gelbart,
353:Though surely to avoid attachments for fear of loss is to avoid life. ~ Lionel Shriver,
354:You cannot avoid what you fear because what you fear is inside of you. ~ Bryant McGill,
355:You can raise her up a lady but there's one thing you just can't avoid. ~ Trace Adkins,
356:You can't always rely on taking the pain. You need to learn to avoid it. ~ Meg Collett,
357:A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
358:Avoid all needle drugs — the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon. ~ Abbie Hoffman,
359:Avoid people who tell you that something you want to do is not possible. ~ Fred Armisen,
360:Carefully avoid in yourself those things which distrub you in others. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
361:I do my best to avoid speaking for her. She scares me when she’s pissed. ~ Mandy M Roth,
362:If you ever decide on a career change, I’d avoid motivational speaking. ~ Ilona Andrews,
363:It is a sin to persue pleasure as a good and to avoid pain as a evil. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
364:I try to avoid eating endangered species, let alone mythical ones. You ~ Lawrence Block,
365:Jesus doesn't avoid those who mess up. Jesus runs to those who mess up. ~ Matt Chandler,
366:Magic” was not an answer; it was an excuse to avoid looking for one. ~ Frances Hardinge,
367:My two valuable lessons are: avoid romanticism and abhor possessiveness. ~ Diana Athill,
368:PRINCIPLE 1 The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. ~ Dale Carnegie,
369:You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert. ~ Denis Waitley,
370:Always try to avoid setting up future opportunities for kicking yourself. ~ Iain M Banks,
371:Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. ~ B H Liddell Hart,
372:Burnout is what happens when you try to avoid being human for too long. ~ Michael Gungor,
373:Certain things need to be said if one is to avoid falsifying the problem. ~ Frantz Fanon,
374:Do you feel it's right for the England Captain to avoid his media duties? ~ Garth Crooks,
375:gingerly. Usually, I avoid opening boxes I don’t recognise – ever since ~ Alan Partridge,
376:I can tell when somebody recognizes me, and I try to avoid those people. ~ Billy Eichner,
377:If you wish to avoid seeing a fool, you must first break your mirror ~ Francois Rabelais,
378:I think I need to avoid the world today. There’s no way I
can adult. ~ Gena Showalter,
379:No man ever properly calculates from time to time what it is his duty to avoid. ~ Horace,
380:One way to avoid what has already been done is to be true to yourself. ~ Ramsey Campbell,
381:People will seek the ends of the galaxy to avoid that which they need most. ~ Criss Jami,
382:Start making smart decisions now to avoid paying for stupid ones later. ~ Sophia Amoruso,
383:The goal is to rise spiritually, not simply to avoid sin. ~ Elder Paisios of Mount Athos,
384:Vengeance can be a road that has no ending. You would be wise to avoid it. ~ Neil Gaiman,
385:We should even go beyond doing what is required in order to avoid scandal. ~ Saint Basil,
386:You know... sometimes we meet our destiny on the road we take to avoid it. ~ Jessi Kirby,
387:You should avoid making yourself too clear even in your explanations. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
388:Avoid, as you would the plague, a clergyman who is also a man of business. ~ Saint Jerome,
389:Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. ~ Susan Cain,
390:I avoid people God made in His own image just because I don’t understand them. ~ Bob Goff,
391:I dislike the thought of damage to you. I will take steps to avoid it. ~ Lilith Saintcrow,
392:IF YOU WANT to avoid weight gain, remove all added sugars from your diet. On ~ Jason Fung,
393:If you wish to avoid an unpleasant story you had best put this book down ~ Daniel Handler,
394:If you wish to help someone, give secretly and avoid arrogance. ~ Saint Ephrem the Syrian,
395:I think that most of us instinctively avoid people with mental illness. ~ Brian Lindstrom,
396:Perfectionism is not a way to avoid shame. Perfectionism is a form of shame. ~ Bren Brown,
397:There are many reasons to avoid taking risks. Friendship is not among them. ~ Janny Wurts,
398:Those who avoid the sin of intellectual sloth could be called “engaged. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
399:we shouldn’t reshape our science just to avoid confusing the public ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
400:Writing can give full meaning to characters and avoid pure stereotype. ~ James Earl Jones,
401:Avoid the known paths or else be ready to end up in the known places! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
402:But heartbreak - how can you avoid it except to renounce love entirely ~ Andrew Sean Greer,
403:Fate has a way of getting what she wants, no matter how we try to avoid it. ~ Kresley Cole,
404:Find the best writers, pay them to write, and avoid typos at all costs. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
405:Graham’s first goal was never to make money—it was to avoid losing any. ~ Roger Lowenstein,
406:It is inconceivable how much wit it requires to avoid being ridiculous. ~ Nicolas Chamfort,
407:I try to avoid Twitter. I occasionally can't resist the siren call of email. ~ Diablo Cody,
408:It's sometimes hard to avoid losing. Nobody's going to win all the time. ~ Haruki Murakami,
409:Life is always full of dangers and I don't think one should avoid dangers. ~ Indira Gandhi,
410:Must you value what others value,
avoid what others avoid?
How ridiculous! ~ Lao Tzu,
411:Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it. ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
412:The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, 'I've got responsibilities. ~ Richard Bach,
413:The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, “I’ve got responsibilities. ~ Richard Bach,
414:The best way to avoid trouble is to make sure no one wants to trouble you. ~ Robert Jordan,
415:The Moral Sense teaches us what is right, and how to avoid it-when unpopular. ~ Mark Twain,
416:The more something threatens your identity, the more you will avoid it. That ~ Mark Manson,
417:This dew-like life will fade away; avoid involvement in superfluous things. ~ Dogen Zenji,
418:To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”—Elbert Hubbard ~ Timothy Ferriss,
419:Trails need to be reconstructed. Please avoid building trails that go uphill. ~ Dave Barry,
420:Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth. ~ Adrienne Rich,
421:Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings. ~ Quintus Tullius Cicero,
422:Avoid places that disturb your mind, and always remain where your virtues increase. ~ Atisa,
423:Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it. ~ Alan Thicke,
424:Human efforts to avoid or overcome death are always doomed to disappointment. ~ J K Rowling,
425:I avoid people who I actually like. I suppose that’s a phobia but also a habit. ~ Morrissey,
426:(If you avoid caffeine, skip this step. Also reconsider your life choices.) ~ Daniel H Pink,
427:I still love the people I’ve loved, even if I cross the street to avoid them. ~ Uma Thurman,
428:It is a wise mans part, rather to avoid sickness, than to wish for medicines. ~ Thomas More,
429:Misery loves company. For the sake of your sanity, avoid entertaining her. ~ Andrena Sawyer,
430:Our desire to avoid pain motivates us to seek a resolution to our problems. ~ Donald Miller,
431:People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls. ~ Carl Jung,
432:The Moral Sense teaches us what is right, and how to avoid it--when unpopular. ~ Mark Twain,
433:The things one tries hardest to avoid are what one finds one cannot escape, ~ Marcel Proust,
434:"This dew-like life will fade away; avoid involvement in superfluous things." ~ Dogen Zenji,
435:Above all things avoid heedlessness; it is the enemy of all virtues. ~ Fo-shu-hiug-tsan-king,
436:Alas! (exclaimed I) how am I to avoid those evils I shall never be exposed to? ~ Jane Austen,
437:Avoid evil, particularly if they're attractive members of the opposite sex. ~ Charlie Munger,
438:Avoid internalizing society's sexism, racism, ageism - pick an ism, any ism. ~ Paul Krassner,
439:Chasing meaning is better for your health than trying to avoid discomfort. ~ Kelly McGonigal,
440:How can one avoid despondency if one thinks of the anomalous Zeeman effect? ~ Wolfgang Pauli,
441:If you want to create a masterpiece, you must always avoid beautiful lies. ~ Jerzy Grotowski,
442:I just always wonder if I'm too obsessive about subjects. I try to avoid that. ~ Gary Gulman,
443:Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done. ~ Linus Torvalds,
444:It's easier to avoid the snares of love than to escape once you are in that net. ~ Lucretius,
445:I will avoid demonizing people who don't agree with me about this election. ~ Tucker Carlson,
446:Sometimes we see the jagged rocks in our path, but we still can’t avoid them. ~ Brenda Novak,
447:Surround yourself with positive people and situations, and avoid negativity. ~ Doreen Virtue,
448:The best time to go to Disney World, if you want to avoid huge crowds, is 1962. ~ Dave Barry,
449:The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. ~ Andre Maurois,
450:The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind. ~ Mortimer Adler,
451:Thick coils of smoke hung in the air, perhaps to avoid touching the walls. ~ Terry Pratchett,
452:When a man gets drunk he gets sentimental. That's what I wanted to avoid. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
453:WILL YOU YIELD AND THIS AVOID, OR GUILTY IN DEFENSE BE THUS DESTROY'D? ~ William Shakespeare,
454:You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. ~ Ayn Rand,
455:A man must learn to endure patiently what he cannot avoid conveniently. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
456:avoid procrastination and just begin from where we are, right here, right now. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
457:Avoid the trap of looking back unless it is to glorify God for what He has done. ~ T B Joshua,
458:Chris, remember to use complete sentences and avoid numbers bigger than twenty. ~ John Conroe,
459:I do not wish to avoid the walk. The distance is nothing when one has a motive. ~ Jane Austen,
460:If you avoid conflict to keep the peace, you start a war inside yourself. ~ Cheryl Richardson,
461:It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion ~ Calvin Coolidge,
462:I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. ~ Charlotte Bront,
463:I've seen many men avoid the region of good advice before they were really near it. ~ Plautus,
464:Maybe that's why people take pictures of themselves, to avoid being described. ~ Miranda July,
465:Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone - except God. ~ Billy Graham,
466:"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls." ~ Carl Jung,
467:Plus, there were so many pianos in my house, so I couldn't really avoid it. ~ Vanessa Carlton,
468:The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, 'I've got
responsibilities. ~ Richard Bach,
469:The thing is not only to avoid error, but to attain immense masses of truth. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
470:Though you should not fear failure, you should do your very best to avoid it. ~ Conan O Brien,
471:Vitanda est improba siren desidia. (One must avoid that wicked temptress, Laziness.) ~ Horace,
472:You can't avoid pain in life. It's how you handle pain, that's what defines you. ~ Marc Maron,
473:Avoid all doubtful ideas and put your mind into the realms of true belief. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
474:Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end. ~ Jack Kerouac,
475:... a warrior could not avoid pain and grief but only the indulging in them ~ Carlos Castaneda,
476:I am strongly moved to fly into some desert to avoid all approach of human creatures ~ Moli re,
477:I don't believe in inspiration. I write when I can't avoid writing anymore. ~ Aleksandar Hemon,
478:if eyes were windows to the soul, hers had been bricked up to avoid taxation. ~ Courtney Milan,
479:In inventing a model we may assume what we wish, but should avoid impossibilities. ~ Aristotle,
480:I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. ~ Charlotte Bronte,
481:I want to avoid personal attacks, ... I promise not to make fun of your singing. ~ Dick Cheney,
482:Making yourself an outcast was one way to avoid the pain of having it done to you. ~ Erin Hart,
483:Programmers must avoid leaving false clues that obscure the meaning of code. ~ Robert C Martin,
484:Sometimes duty required a man to do things he would do almost anything to avoid. ~ Brent Weeks,
485:the best way to avoid having your heart broken was to pretend you don’t have one. ~ E Lockhart,
486:There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. ~ Aristotle,
487:To ask another man’s blessing is simply to avoid taking the responsibility. ~ Bernard Cornwell,
488:what we see clearest in others is what we most avoid seeing in ourselves. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
489:34. Avoid the following thoughts: Why am I here? and Would anyone care if I wasn’t? ~ Anonymous,
490:(Aristotle once said “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing.”) ~ Anonymous,
491:Aristotle once said, “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing. ~ Dave Ramsey,
492:Avoid retirement playgrounds like poison, because that's exactly what they are. ~ Linda Goodman,
493:Believing anything in life is fated is just a way to avoid taking responsibility. ~ Margot Hunt,
494:• Dedicate water bottles for each member of the family to avoid the use of a glass. ~ Anonymous,
495:I don't set out to offend or shock, but I also don't do anything to avoid it. ~ Sarah Silverman,
496:I hate horror movies! I avoid them like the plague. I don't like getting scared. ~ Danai Gurira,
497:it's hard to avoid the suspicion that in seeing all the trees I missed the wood ~ Anton Chekhov,
498:The lawyers on both sides treaded carefully to avoid incurring his wrath. ~ Matthew FitzSimmons,
499:The only way to avoid GMOs at this time is to buy organic or look for the “Non-GMO ~ Lisa Leake,
500:The worst vulgarity is to avoid vulgarity solely on the grounds that it is vulgar. ~ Tanith Lee,
501:They were willing to send men and women to death to avoid being called losers. ~ Steve Sheinkin,
502:We believe that to govern perfectly it is necessary to avoid governing too much. ~ James Hilton,
503:When we try to avoid one fault, we are led to the opposite, unless we be very careful. ~ Horace,
504:Why did the Lord give use so much quickness unless it was to avoid responsibility? ~ Ogden Nash,
505:Boss, you’re nitpicking to avoid admitting that it was your fault, not mine. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
506:Catholicism was trying to avoid hell, but Protestantism was trying to achieve heaven. ~ A A Gill,
507:I avoid banks and I've never been in any sort of corporate environment at all. ~ Jodie Whittaker,
508:I’d learned to avoid mirrors. They never seemed to show me what I wanted to see. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
509:If you really love one another, you will not be able to avoid making sacrifices. ~ Mother Teresa,
510:I have to be careful what I eat before going onstage, to avoid an upset stomach. ~ Samantha Bond,
511:In prosperity let us most carefully avoid pride, disdain, and arrogance. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
512:Must you value what others value,avoid what others avoid?How ridiculous! ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching,
513:Sorrowers tend to avoid what they are most fond of and try to give vent to their grief. ~ Seneca,
514:We should only affect compassion, and carefully avoid having any. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
515:What the hell-you might be right, you might be wrong...but don't just avoid. ~ Katharine Hepburn,
516:WHETHER ARMED OR NOT, THE BEST WAY TO HANDLE AN ATTACK IS TO AVOID IT ALTOGETHER. ~ Massad Ayoob,
517:You cannot repress anger or love, or avoid feeling them, and you should not try. ~ Robert Greene,
518:You can try to avoid getting hurt six ways from Sunday, but it still might happen. ~ Claire Cook,
519:You have to avoid thinking of what upsets you. If not, it will take over your life. ~ Alex Flinn,
520:59. "This dew-like life will fade away; avoid involvement in superfluous things." ~ D gen ~ D gen,
521:Above all, train hard, eat light, and avoid TV and people with negative attitudes. ~ Scott Tinley,
522:Always try in interviews to avoid the cliches about the problems of public life. ~ Jack Nicholson,
523:Avoid conflict and trouble, for enough of it fetches to a man without his asking. ~ Louis L Amour,
524:For preserving peace of soul, it is also necessary to avoid judging others. ~ Nikolaj Velimirovic,
525:I am an old consumer of papers. I cannot avoid reading my newspapers every morning. ~ Umberto Eco,
526:I am convinced that by eating biological foods it is possible to avoid a tumor. ~ Gwyneth Paltrow,
527:I avoid literature whenever possible, because whenever possible I avoid myself. ~ Thomas Bernhard,
528:If you could avoid all your mistakes, you'd miss everything you learned from them. ~ Marie Forleo,
529:I value my reputation. I work hard to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. ~ Richard L Hanna,
530:Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy. ~ Matt Lucas,
531:Modifying one's vocabulary to avoid embarrassment is a universal human behaviour. ~ Gaston Dorren,
532:Oh God, I'm awful at sports. In gym I just try and avoid getting hit in the face. ~ Tavi Gevinson,
533:This is the tendency of all living things: to avoid pain and to cling to pleasure. ~ Pema Chodron,
534:When you are bred to be white trash, you do what you can to avoid the family trap. ~ Gayle Forman,
535:Avoid working directly under somebody you don't admire and don't want to be like. ~ Charlie Munger,
536:But if eyes were windows to the soul, hers had been bricked up to avoid taxation. ~ Courtney Milan,
537:Do you ever plan to grow up, Veltan?” he asked.

“Not if I can avoid it, no. ~ David Eddings,
538:Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week. ~ Lori Greiner,
539:Every job will demand some sacrifice. The key is to avoid unnecessary sacrifice. ~ Sheryl Sandberg,
540:hire slowly. It’s the only way to avoid winding up at a cocktail party of strangers. ~ Jason Fried,
541:I avoid the public because the English public is too aggressive these days for me. ~ David Hockney,
542:I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste. ~ Marcel Duchamp,
543:If you spend too long trying to avoid death, you will be dead in at least one way. ~ Robert Harris,
544:In handling resources, strive to avoid disaster rather than to attain an optimum. ~ Butler Lampson,
545:In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily. ~ Charles Maurice de Talleyrand,
546:It would be difficult, Charlotte knew, but that was not reason enough to avoid it. ~ Jocelyn Green,
547:Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise ~ Hans Selye,
548:Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire. ~ Dan Brown,
549:No better way to avoid making a decision than burying yourself in a big fat book. ~ Elizabeth Bard,
550:That makes about as much sense as lopping off your foot to avoid twisting an ankle. ~ Eileen Wilks,
551:The match was over before it began. When the game is fixed, how do you avoid losing? ~ Rick Yancey,
552:The only way to avoid old age is to die when still young, hardly an attractive solution. ~ An layo,
553:Though we may not always be able to avoid pain, we can choose how much we suffer. ~ Judy Tatelbaum,
554:What great performers have achieved is the ability to avoid doing it automatically. ~ Geoff Colvin,
555:Your master is he who controls that on which you have set your heart or wish to avoid. ~ Epictetus,
556:All that you used to avoid will turn itself to great sweetness and exceeding joy. ~ Eknath Easwaran,
557:Avoid the moor in those hours of darkness when the powers of evil are exalted. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
558:Fight for change? Thirst for difference?
Start talking what men avoid talking about. ~ Toba Beta,
559:Getting offended is a great way to avoid answering questions that make you sound dumb. ~ Tucker Max,
560:Governments oppress people, but so do mobs. You need to avoid both to make progress. ~ Jaron Lanier,
561:He’s making me deal with things I want to avoid. He’s making me dig in to the pain. ~ Suzanne Young,
562:I always travel first class on a train. It's the only way to avoid one's creditors. ~ Seymour Hicks,
563:I avoid confrontation. When I'm on set I never snap at anyone. I don't have a temper. ~ Julie Delpy,
564:I avoid literature whenever possible, because whenever possible I avoid myself... ~ Thomas Bernhard,
565:I avoid roles that might send me down a road where I might end up being typecast. ~ Denzel Whitaker,
566:I think you should aim for the stars - and hopefully avoid ending up in the clouds! ~ Roxanne McKee,
567:Last, perfectionism is not a way to avoid shame. Perfectionism is a function of shame. ~ Bren Brown,
568:Men can be feminists, but I don't know if straight guys can avoid being creeps. ~ Tony Tulathimutte,
569:Never hope, to avoid disappointment; consider myself dead, to keep from dying ~ Adolfo Bioy Casares,
570:O, God assist our side: at least, avoid assisting the enemy and leave the rest to me ~ Aldo Leopold,
571:People prefer to avoid confronting deformity and when they do it's only for kicks. ~ Jerzy Kosi ski,
572:Reality may avoid the obligation to be interesting, but ... hypotheses may not. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
573:Respectable society believed in God in order to avoid having to speak about him. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
574:rural highway unless there is an emergency and it should be removed to avoid a hazard31 ~ Anonymous,
575:Sober up, and you see and hear everything you'd been able to avoid hearing before. ~ Sammy Davis Jr,
576:Some days I think I look kind of cute, but other days I try to avoid the mirror. ~ David Alan Grier,
577:Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself, avoid trifling conversation. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
578:There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. ~ Paulo Coelho,
579:the very things you try to avoid are what you need the most to make this story matter. ~ Jeff Goins,
580:To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation. ~ E W Howe,
581:To cut a man with a single blow is easy. To avoid being cut by a man is difficult. ~ Yagyu Munenori,
582:To seek Truth is to deny Truth to being with. To seek Truth is to avoid Truth, constantly. ~ Adi Da,
583:We should avoid planting and cultivating too many thorns in the bosom of society. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
584:"We think that by seeking pleasure we'll avoid suffering. But this doesn't work." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
585:We've switched to text messages, we do anything we can to avoid being on the phone. ~ Chris Gethard,
586:Write to exhaustion so that you can no longer manage to avoid writing the truth. ~ Elissa Schappell,
587:3A trap”: we attack, we accommodate (in other words, give in), or we avoid altogether, ~ William Ury,
588:An injustice is tolerable only when it is necessary to avoid an even greater injustice. ~ John Rawls,
589:At Arsenal me and Patrick (Vieira) didn't want to face Scholes. We would avoid him. ~ Emmanuel Petit,
590:Avoid buying frozen dinners and processed foods, as they are often overloaded with salt. ~ Mehmet Oz,
591:Avoid contradiction. Clear institutional identity helps give you the competitive edge. ~ Marty Sklar,
592:Avoid roasted cabbage, do not eat earwax, and look on the bright side of life! ~ Christopher Paolini,
593:Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. ~ George Carlin,
594:Domestic strife is catching. Happy couples do well to avoid the company of the unhappy. ~ Fay Weldon,
595:Entrepreneurs: The only people who work 80 hour weeks to avoid working 40 hour weeks. ~ Lori Greiner,
596:Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. ~ Alan Perlis,
597:I began to look at all events and all things as relevant, an opportunity to take or avoid. ~ Amy Tan,
598:I broke up with her to avoid getting into a serious relationship with her, and now it ~ Elle Kennedy,
599:If their forces are substantial, prepare for them; if their forces are strong, avoid them. ~ Sun Tzu,
600:If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid a hundred days of sorrow. ~ Robin S Sharma,
601:It takes a constant effort of mind to avoid the abundance that life offers naturally. ~ Stuart Wilde,
602:Life is filled with hard choices, and it is childish to think you can avoid them. ~ Timothy J Keller,
603:Love, it seemed, made beasts of men. How wise he’d been to avoid it all these years. ~ Anna Campbell,
604:Many things are hard, Danny. Life comes at you in pieces sometimes too big to avoid ~ Simon Van Booy,
605:Often what we see clearest in others is what we most avoid seeing in ourselves. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
606:Ordinary [people] avoid troubles. Extraordinary [people] turn them into advantage. ~ Enoch L Johnson,
607:Pain is pain, joy is joy - you can't avoid bringing pieces of yourself into a role. ~ Joshua Leonard,
608:The best way to avoid trouble is to share responsibility,” his father had taught him. ~ Paulo Coelho,
609:The past will not tell us what we ought to do, but... what we ought to avoid. ~ Jose Ortega y Gasset,
610:what we see clearest in others is what we most avoid seeing in ourselves. Elise ~ Richard Paul Evans,
611:You learn very quickly not to make mistakes given the correct incentive to avoid them. ~ Jim Butcher,
612:After all, what kind of fun would it be if you could easily avoid your inner hand grenade? ~ J R Ward,
613:Avoid the temptation to work so hard that there is no time left for serious thinking. ~ Francis Crick,
614:Beware of any work for God that causes or allows you to avoid concentrating on Him. ~ Oswald Chambers,
615:Christmas: the one time of year when you can’t avoid the nuts in your family muesli. ~ Charles Stross,
616:Did state troopers shift their pistols from hip to hip to avoid becoming lopsided? ~ Percival Everett,
617:Expect much from yourself and little from others and you will avoid incurring resentments ~ Confucius,
618:If you want to become a World Champion you should avoid playing in Open tournaments. ~ Anatoly Karpov,
619:"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul." ~ Carl Jung,
620:Poor people either mismanage their money or they avoid the subject of money altogether. ~ T Harv Eker,
621:So hire slowly. It’s the only way to avoid winding up at a cocktail party of strangers. ~ Jason Fried,
622:Strange how complicated we can make things just to avoid showing what we feel! ~ Erich Maria Remarque,
623:Therefore let us avoid these men of blood and not allow them to draw us into Judaism. ~ Martin Luther,
624:To avoid causing terror to living beings, let the disciple refrain from eating meat. ~ Gautama Buddha,
625:What need a man forestall his date of grief, And run to meet what he would most avoid?. ~ John Milton,
626:You don’t see how beautiful you are because you’re too busy hiding to avoid more pain. ~ Harper Sloan,
627:And we need to know what it is to be human, if we are to avoid becoming narcissists. ~ Alexander Lowen,
628:cautiously, you avoid trouble. See all that you can – then, if you forget the perilous and ~ Confucius,
629:Create a plan together to minimize hurt feelings and avoid an incident in the future. ~ John M Gottman,
630:Do not avoid the stairs because they are really good exercises for the real life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
631:had long before realized that people who wanted to avoid the truth usually succeeded. ~ Nabeel Qureshi,
632:He was taught to dress plainly and to live simply, to avoid all softness and luxury. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
633:If you avoid all of life's abrasions you will never be polished enough to shine. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
634:Leaders do not avoid, repress, or deny conflict, but rather see it as an opportunity ~ Warren G Bennis,
635:Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool. ~ Dean Koontz,
636:One should avoid carrying out an experiment requiring more than 10 per cent accuracy. ~ Walther Nernst,
637:People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul.
   ~ Carl Jung,
638:"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls." ~ Carl Jung,
639:Sometimes you have to avoid mentioning things because people's feelings are tender. ~ Garrison Keillor,
640:The    best way       to avoid responsibility is to say, “I’ve got    responsibilities. ~ Richard Bach,
641:The way to avoid the tragedies of the past is not to let them happen to begin with. ~ Graham Masterton,
642:To have a high IQ, you tend to specialize, think deep thoughts. You avoid trivia. ~ Christopher Langan,
643:All good men and women should be on their guard to avoid guilt, and even the suspicion of it. ~ Plautus,
644:Considering how much I was beginning to fear the truth, maybe it was best to avoid it. ~ Laurelin Paige,
645:Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft! ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
646:Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
647:Goodbyes do hurt. They hurt so much that we would do anything to avoid feeling that pain again. ~ CLAMP,
648:I aim to tell the truth about any subject, not a romance or fantasy, not avoid the truth. ~ Anita Desai,
649:I avoid the media circus, keep my head down and try to keep growing and learning things. ~ Georgie Fame,
650:If possible, avoid being a bubble; for a bubble, even the gentlest touch is fatal. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
651:If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
652:If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
653:If you belong to the majority, you can avoid thinking about lots of troubling things. ~ Haruki Murakami,
654:I'm here to learn. And what you have taught me is to avoid love as long as possible. ~ Scott Westerfeld,
655:it is far more natural, and common, for leaders to avoid holding people accountable. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
656:My manager makes fun of me for the fact that I avoid the money, I’m allergic to money... ~ Martin Starr,
657:Neither I nor any other man should, on trial or in way, contrive to avoid death at any cost. ~ Socrates,
658:Never let life's hardships disturb you. No one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages. ~ Nichiren,
659:Now I'm a pretty lazy person and am prepared to work quite hard in order to avoid work. ~ Martin Fowler,
660:One cannot be dashed to the earth unless one is lifted first, and I learned to avoid hope. ~ Robin Hobb,
661:personal power is directly tied to personal responsibility, which most people avoid. ~ Brendon Burchard,
662:That’s how the truth works. If you avoid looking at it, you can pretend it’s not there. ~ Tarryn Fisher,
663:The end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered. ~ Alexander the Great,
664:There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the real labor of thinking. ~ Thomas A Edison,
665:Worry is a way to avoid change; when we worry, we don’t do anything about the matter. ~ Gavin de Becker,
666:You can criticize something you strive for, and you can avoid something you dream about. ~ Nellie McKay,
667:And morals are a social construction, which the powerful can avoid if they wish. ~ Christopher G Nuttall,
668:Avoid the eye that discovers with rapidity the bad, and is slow to see the good. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater,
669:Avoid the precepts of those thinkers whose reasoning is not confirmed by experience. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
670:Being a good listener is the perfect way to avoid answering questions you’d rather ignore. ~ V C Andrews,
671:Don't eat earwax avoid roasted cabbage and look on the bright side of life -Angela ~ Christopher Paolini,
672:I don't have famous neighbours and if I did, I'd avoid them. I don't live the jet-set. ~ Vanessa Paradis,
673:If we haven't a grouch against Fortune, we seem unable to avoid one against ourselves. ~ Winifred Holtby,
674:I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste. ~ Marcel Duchamp,
675:It is often said that science must avoid any conclusions which smack of the supernatural. ~ Michael Behe,
676:I use a lot of sense memory and, well, I can't really avoid getting into character. ~ Alexandra Daddario,
677:Lots of death, huh? Personally, I'm trying to avoid lots of death, but you guys have fun! ~ Rick Riordan,
678:Never let life's hardships disturb you. No one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages. ~ Nichiren,
679:Night is torment. That is why people go to sleep. To avoid clear sight and torment. ~ Dorothy Richardson,
680:Spike traps are not my friends. Spike traps are the enemy. I will avoid them at all costs. ~ Andrew Rowe,
681:The first misconception is that it is possible to avoid influencing people’s choices. ~ Richard H Thaler,
682:To avoid tripping on the chain of the past, you have to pick it up and wind it about you. ~ Mason Cooley,
683:A little foolishness, enough 2 enjoy life, & a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do ~ Osho,
684:A man burdened with a secret should especially avoid the intimacy of his physician. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne,
685:Avoid Extremes; and shun the fault of such Who still are pleas'd too little or too much. ~ Alexander Pope,
686:Beauty and Genius must be kept afar if one would avoid becoming their slave. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
687:Everyone wants to learn the same thing from painful situations: how to avoid repeating them. ~ Gary Zukav,
688:Give me a few more years so that I am studying at fifty, and surely I may avoid major errors. ~ Confucius,
689:He decided not to ask for details. Better to avoid exposing his ignorance even further. ~ Haruki Murakami,
690:I am often guilty of expecting the worst so as to avoid disappointment and welcome surprise. ~ Criss Jami,
691:If I can avoid doing stunts, I will. I don't want to die just for a movie. It's not worth it. ~ Eva Green,
692:I have such thin skin, so I make a concerted effort to avoid reading anything about myself. ~ Justin Long,
693:It was my temper to avoid a crowd, and to attach myself fervently to a few. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,
694:My problem with country music is that I try to avoid the very situations the lyrics lament. ~ Sue Grafton,
695:People often avoid the truth for fear of destroying the illusions they’ve built. ~ Joshua Fields Millburn,
696:Show me what you've written," I said, although I wanted desperately to avoid looking at it. ~ Osamu Dazai,
697:There is still time to act and avoid a worsening climate but we are wasting precious time. ~ James Hansen,
698:They put more money toward the men to avoid what they feared would be a tough conversation. ~ Laszlo Bock,
699:tyranny was not an ideal to avoid but a creeping evil that must constantly be fought off. ~ Chris Dietzel,
700:Usually I avoid sugar, but sugar is like the most deeply satisfying addictive thing ever. ~ Rachel Zucker,
701:who is your master? Whoever has authority over anything that you’re anxious to gain or avoid. ~ Epictetus,
702:Yeah, I don't deal with current events or pop culture, and I avoid politics like the plague. ~ Max Cannon,
703:A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it." -Jean de La Fontaine     ~ Shelly Crane,
704:DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death, JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH. ~ Neil Gaiman,
705:He observed that the virtues always aim for balance and avoid the extremes of the vices. ~ Jordan Peterson,
706:If those who do not possess knowledge avoid the scholarly discussions, disagreement will end. ~ Al-Ghazali,
707:If you are poor your very brother hates you And all your friends avoid you, sad to say. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
708:I’ve heard it argued that long ago pain begat consciousness. To avoid serious damage a simple ~ Ian McEwan,
709:My goal was to avoid bloodshed. But unfortunately there was some bloodshed, after all. ~ Mikhail Gorbachev,
710:Nothing so stubborn could change until it became more painful to avoid than to confront. ~ Edward St Aubyn,
711:Sometimes the only thing we do to avoid success is refuse to be energetic on our own behalf ~ Barbara Sher,
712:The bottom line is, if we feel like we’re losing something, we avoid it; we won’t do it. ~ Anthony Robbins,
713:"There are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it." ~ Carl Jung,
714:There’s a lot you don’t know, Kemosabe. Like women. Kids. And how to avoid women with kids. ~ Sam Sisavath,
715:To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all. ~ Peter McWilliams,
716:To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it. ~ Andre Maurois,
717:We want to avoid forcing our readers to hop around through our source files and classes. ~ Robert C Martin,
718:Whenever you avoid alarming situations, you almost always increase your anxiety about them. ~ Albert Ellis,
719:be careful what lessons you avoid and whom you listen to. Decide carefully what’s dangerous. ~ Julien Smith,
720:But lots of fellows have asked me who my tailor is." "Doubtless in order to avoid him, sir. ~ P G Wodehouse,
721:Domestic discord is not inevitably and fatally necessary; but yet it is not easy to avoid. ~ Samuel Johnson,
722:Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
723:if the moths would always carefully avoid the candle, how few burnt wings there would be! ~ H Rider Haggard,
724:In short, Roberto privately concluded, if you would avoid wars, never make treaties of peace. ~ Umberto Eco,
725:It was as if a light had gone on: the only way to avoid being left behind was to start moving. ~ Jojo Moyes,
726:Life is unbearably perverse; that which we most seek to avoid always becomes unavoidable. ~ William Lashner,
727:Nothing is easier to avoid than publicity. If one genuinely doesn't want it, one doesn't get it. ~ C P Snow,
728:prodemocratic parties can avoid all alliances with antidemocratic parties and candidates. ~ Steven Levitsky,
729:subgenres are products of the writers’ urgent necessity to avoid tangling with a realistic ~ William Gibson,
730:There are many good seeds in you. Therefore you must avoid every bad soil in the world. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
731:The secret of being wrong isn’t to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. ~ Seth Godin,
732:5So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.+ ~ Anonymous,
733:and I was conscious of wanting to look squarely at every one and yet to avoid all eyes. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
734:Avoid greatness in a cottage there may be more real happiness than kings or their favourites enjoy. ~ Horace,
735:Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. ~ Aristotle,
736:Every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. ~ John Keats,
737:He observed that the virtues always aim for balance and avoid the extremes of the vices. ~ Jordan B Peterson,
738:I always managed to fly a bit below the radar, but high enough to avoid colliding into anything. ~ DJ Shadow,
739:it is easy to surpass a predecessor, but difficult to avoid being surpassed by a successor. ~ Eiji Yoshikawa,
740:I was drawn to his aloofness, the way cats gravitate toward people who’d rather avoid them. ~ Rachel Hartman,
741:Makers are less dependent on institutions. They figure out how to avoid the intermediaries. ~ Jeremy Heimans,
742:Only a marriage with partners strong enough to risk divorce is strong enough to avoid it. ~ Carolyn Heilbrun,
743:the best way to avoid a child with food allergies is to heal the mother’s gut before conceiving. ~ Anonymous,
744:There is no way now to get around some use of embryos. But my goal is to avoid using them. ~ Shinya Yamanaka,
745:they used merkins on shoots to avoid X ratings; prosthetic hair was an R, but real hair was an X. ~ Amy Sohn,
746:To avoid discovery I stay on the run. To discover things for myself, I stay on the run. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
747:We cannot always control or avoid what happens to us, but we can control what it does to our spirit. ~ Jewel,
748:We’d avoid a lot of insecurity, if we fully, wholly believed in God’s wild affection for us. ~ Mary E DeMuth,
749:We must contemplate some extremely unpleasant possibilities, just because we want to avoid them. ~ Anonymous,
750:While prudence will endeavor to avoid this issue of war, bravery will prepare to meet it. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
751:You guard your hopes and pocket your dreams, you'd trade it all to avoid an unpleasant scene. ~ Billy Squier,
752:A little foolishness, enough 2 enjoy life, & a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do ~ Rajneesh,
753:Avoid second-quality issues in making up a portfolio unless they are demonstrable bargains. ~ Benjamin Graham,
754:But the Beatles turned out to be one of the things you couldn’t avoid, like alcohol, or death. ~ Elif Batuman,
755:Everything that thou reprovest in another, thou must most carefully avoid in thyself. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
756:From the moment of birth, every human being wants to discover happiness and avoid suffering. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
757:How are we to avoid those in office becoming deeply corrupt when everything is devoid of meaning? ~ Anonymous,
758:How to carry it, simple thrust and parry. Try and avoid stabbing yourself with it,” he added. ~ Michael Scott,
759:I can't solve any problems. All I can do is try to make sure people can't avoid noticing them. ~ Warren Ellis,
760:if you know where you are putting your foot , you will see any traps and be able to avoid them ~ Paulo Coelho,
761:I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question. -Spock ~ Lani Lynn Vale,
762:It is easier to avoid great matrimonial catastrophes than trivial everyday miseries. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
763:I try to avoid doing movies where I act with tennis balls. It's ultimately incredibly tedious. ~ Jeremy Irons,
764:I try to avoid teaming up with goddesses who eat roadkill. It's one of my personal boundaries. ~ Rick Riordan,
765:It went well enough at first. One need not be able to name a danger to sense and avoid it. ~ Jacqueline Carey,
766:Much of television has been homogenized in the desire to avoid annoying or upsetting people. ~ Craig Ferguson,
767:No better way to avoid making a decision than burying yourself in a big fat book.” (p. 105). ~ Elizabeth Bard,
768:Scared people either shut down and avoid the thing they fear, or get angry at it and lash out. ~ Leisa Rayven,
769:Silence - Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
770:The only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid unavoidable pain. ~ Pete Walker,
771:There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking. ~ Robert B Cialdini,
772:The second unwholesome action to avoid is stealing—taking that which doesn’t belong to us. ~ Joseph Goldstein,
773:Wise parents take simple actions early on so they can avoid having to take very painful ones later. ~ Jim Fay,
774:You want to learn about what's already in their heads. You want to avoid putting things there. ~ Emmett Shear,
775:and I was conscious of wanting to look squarely at everyone, and yet to avoid all eyes. I ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
776:Avoid being seized by the police. The cops are not your friends. Don't tell them anything. ~ Hunter S Thompson,
777:Censors are necessary, increasingly necessary, if America is to avoid having a vital literature. ~ Don Marquis,
778:Criticism is something you can easily avoid — by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. ~ Aristotle,
779:DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH. ~ Terry Pratchett,
780:DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death, JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH. ~ Terry Pratchett,
781:If you can’t travel, please do not worry. There are other ways to avoid using wrong categories. ~ Hans Rosling,
782:If you do everything in your power to avoid writing and still can't, then you must be a writer. ~ Fannie Flagg,
783:I have no right to do myself an injury. Have I ever injured anyone else if I could avoid it? ~ Marcus Aurelius,
784:It is foolish to fear that which you cannot avoid. -Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes ~ Publilius Syrus,
785:Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them. ~ Victor Hugo,
786:Men have been pacifists for every reason under the sun except to avoid danger and fighting. ~ William Faulkner,
787:No man of honor ever quite lives up to his code, any more than a moral man manages to avoid sin. ~ H L Mencken,
788:Oh, I think it's a damn good time because you can't escape me. You can't run. You can't avoid me. ~ Maya Banks,
789:The desire to avoid short-term hardships leads to major dislocations in [housing] markets. ~ Richard A Epstein,
790:There is no more dangerous illusion than the fancies by which people try to avoid illusion. ~ Francois Fenelon,
791:To be perfect, you have to feel perfect about yourself–avoid trying to be something you're not. ~ Rick Riordan,
792:To be perfect, you have to feel perfect about yourself—avoid trying to be something you’re not. ~ Rick Riordan,
793:We should no longer seek to have Budget surplus by end of Parliament. We should avoid tax rises. ~ Theresa May,
794:What matters is not how well you can avoid trouble, but how you cope with trouble when it comes. ~ Paul Auster,
795:When uncomfortable, my instinct is not to avoid the discomfort but to become at peace with it. ~ Josh Waitzkin,
796:When we own our stories, we avoid being trapped as characters in stories someone else is telling. ~ Bren Brown,
797:Avoid employing unlucky people - throw half of the pile of CVs in the bin without reading them. ~ Ricky Gervais,
798:Avoid kneeling in unheated stone churches. Ecclesiastical dampness causes prematurely grey hair. ~ John Cheever,
799:Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person. ~ Marilyn vos Savant,
800:Girls may try to avoid being alone at all costs, including remaining in an abusive friendship. ~ Rachel Simmons,
801:How are you gonna make an 'idol' from the type of person you're trying to avoid in real life? ~ Natasha Leggero,
802:If you are too weak to stand being hit and too stupid to avoid it, then you deserve more pain. ~ Kiersten White,
803:I mistrust all systematizers and avoid them. the will to a system is a lack of integrity. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
804:It may seem draconian, but the best recommendation I can make is to completely avoid grains. ~ David Perlmutter,
805:The trick is simply to avoid jerks. There are lots of them out there. Most people are unhappy. ~ Frederick Lenz,
806:To renounce a full life and its real joys in order to avoid pain is neither Christian nor human. ~ Eric Metaxas,
807:which is another way of saying that people will pay good money to avoid the demands of virtue ~ Stefan Molyneux,
808:avoid solving and resist rescuing, even when they make minor mistakes or not-so-great choices. ~ Daniel J Siegel,
809:Avoid the traffic by using one of the park's shuttle buses and view the elk rut with a park ranger. ~ Dave Barry,
810:Do you think . . . ?"

'I do sometimes, my boy,'admitted the old man. 'When I can't avoid it. ~ John Boyne,
811:I avoid Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and if I need to communicate with someone, I email direct. ~ Martin Parr,
812:Knowing WHY is essential for lasting success and the ability to avoid being lumped in with others. ~ Simon Sinek,
813:One of my favorite little sayings is, 'To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. ~ Robert M Gates,
814:Sometimes ...
it took seconds to control your anger,
only to avoid the state of eternal feud. ~ Toba Beta,
815:That's how it goes, my friend. The problem is not falling a captive, it's how to avoid surrender. ~ Naz m Hikmet,
816:the only way to avoid despair is to place our faith in Jesus Christ for the salvation God provides. ~ R C Sproul,
817:The only way to avoid disruption is to constantly do what you would if you were just starting out. ~ Aaron Levie,
818:to avoid being blamed after here, do what you must do as a must do whilst you are here! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
819:A person’s character is judged not only by the company they keep but also by the company they avoid. ~ Shiv Khera,
820:Areas with lots of college students/young people can be a minefield, so I tend to avoid them. ~ Christopher Poole,
821:....avoid roasted cabbage, do not eat earwax, and look on the bright side of life!" -Angela ~ Christopher Paolini,
822:humans have the amazing ability to avoid truths as long as they are repeatedly told the same lie. ~ Chris Dietzel,
823:I don’t think you ever wanted to be happy anyway. It don’t suit you, so you managed to avoid it. ~ Larry McMurtry,
824:I guess one thing I’ve learned is once you’ve made a successful prediction, avoid making another one, ~ Anonymous,
825:In a free society, one does not have to deal with those who are irrational. One is free to avoid them. ~ Ayn Rand,
826:It is sometimes necessary to play the fool to avoid being deceived by cunning men. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
827:It was because of them that i hardened my heart to avoid it being broken. Now they ask why it's so cold ~ Unknown,
828:Men and women in their mutual attraction are driven to the very emptiness they are trying to avoid. ~ Subhash Kak,
829:People with a style of denial and blaming are definitely on the list of unsafe people to avoid. 10. ~ Henry Cloud,
830:Perhaps the only way to love is to bury yourself so deeply in it that you avoid its very suffering. ~ Meghna Pant,
831:The audience shrank away from him and tried to avoid eye contact, because that’s what audiences do. ~ Scott Meyer,
832:To heal, you have to give yourself to the pain. You cannot avoid facing yourself your whole life. ~ Bryant McGill,
833:We've all got an identity. You can't avoid it. It's what's left when you take everything else away. ~ Diane Arbus,
834:What is reason given me for, if I am not to use it to avoid bringing unhappy beings into the world! ~ Leo Tolstoy,
835:Work. Like pain, I sensed that this was an experience I would want to avoid as often as possible. ~ Joanne Harris,
836:You will never have to experience defeat if you avoid contests whose outcome is outside your control. ~ Epictetus,
837:As a rule, they tended to avoid questions like “How sane are we?” and “Do our lives have meaning? ~ Michael Chabon,
838:Diets prove difficult precisely because they focus us on that which we are trying to avoid. ~ Sendhil Mullainathan,
839:'Don't think of it as dying,' said Death. 'Just think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.' ~ Terry Pratchett,
840:Grant me prudently to avoid him that flatters me, and to endure patiently him that contradicts me. ~ Thomas Kempis,
841:Her only fault is that she lacks sense enough to avoid falling in love with such a fool as I! ~ Seth Grahame Smith,
842:If possible, try to avoid pushing each other over the edge, as that would cause me extra paperwork. ~ Rick Riordan,
843:I hate writing. I will do anything to avoid it. The only way I could write less was if I was dead. ~ Fran Lebowitz,
844:I learned always to avoid glorious campaigns—everyone is more likely to die in glorious campaigns. ~ Michael Cisco,
845:It's a mess. But you know what? It's a beautiful mess that we can't and shouldn't try to avoid. ~ Danielle LaPorte,
846:I wanted to avoid service, because I was on the road to becoming a professional basketball player. ~ Dirk Nowitzki,
847:I will go out of my way to avoid the shopping crowds and the extreme consumerism - I hate all that. ~ Annie Lennox,
848:Life is a risk, my friend. ... We cannot avoid risk, my friend, for if we do, we achieve nothing. ~ Graham McNeill,
849:Lord make me happy enough in the grace of Jesus to avoid being proud, cold, scared, and hooked. ~ Timothy J Keller,
850:Some people make choices hoping for the best; Korsak had made a choice simply to avoid the worst. ~ Tess Gerritsen,
851:Sometimes we hurt the ones we love, but hurting ourselves to avoid it doesn’t make it better. ~ Shannon A Thompson,
852:There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the real labor of thinking. —THOMAS EDISON ~ David Allen,
853:there is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument - and that is to avoid it . ~ Dale Carnegie,
854:To avoid discovery I stay on the run.
To discover things for myself, I stay on the run... ~ Jeanette Winterson,
855:To avoid taking responsibility, I become unresponsive but hang on until the other person leaves me. ~ Mason Cooley,
856:Weapons are ominous tools. They are not the noble ruler's tools. He only uses them when he can't avoid it. ~ Laozi,
857:What philosophy worthy of the name has truly been able to avoid the link between poem and theorem? ~ Michel Serres,
858:When leaders teach, they invest in their people’s ability to solve and avoid problems in the future. ~ Liz Wiseman,
859:You can’t avoid The Circus. At some point we all make the list. Don’t be afraid of The Circus. ~ William H McRaven,
860:You don’t need fear to avoid unnecessary danger — just a minimum of intelligence and common sense. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
861:As a designer I like to work with fabrics that don't bleed. That's why I avoid all animal skins. ~ Stella McCartney,
862:Educate yourself, welcome life’s messiness, read Chekhov, avoid becoming an architect at all costs. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
863:I avoid doing things on impulse, because I’ve learned that my feelings are too unreliable to trust. ~ Harry Bingham,
864:I can't avoid writing. It's a sort of nervous tic I have developed since I gave up needlepoint. ~ Clare Boothe Luce,
865:In Aunt Boo’s opinion, it was better to know how to avoid danger than to avoid dangerous places. ~ Sarah Strohmeyer,
866:Life is a tragedy filled with suffering and despair and yet some people do manage to avoid jury duty. ~ Woody Allen,
867:One way to avoid criticism is to do nothing and to be a nobody. The world will then not bother you. ~ Napoleon Hill,
868:put down the roots, and the rabbits and lumberjacks they were lucky enough to avoid? This is not ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
869:There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.” With ~ Robert B Cialdini,
870:The world hid its head in the sands of convention, so that by seeing nothing it might avoid Truth. ~ Radclyffe Hall,
871:Avoid results-by volume approach, instead focus on few critically important but uncomfortable actions. ~ Tim Ferriss,
872:Does what we try most to avoid come after us because we paid too much attention to it with our worry? ~ Tommy Orange,
873:Grant me prudently to avoid him that flatters me, and to endure patiently him that contradicts me. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
874:I don't try to sound like anyone but me anymore. If something is out of my element, I try to avoid it. ~ Norah Jones,
875:If disgust for the world conferred sanctity of itself, I fail to see how I could avoid canonization. ~ Emil M Cioran,
876:I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I've done everything I can to avoid it. ~ Johnny Depp,
877:I try to avoid saying 'fantastic' too often and 'obviously' is a dangerous word for all broadcasters. ~ Gary Lineker,
878:Most artists try to avoid cliches, but it's pretty hard to avoid them if you yourself end up being one. ~ Daryl Hall,
879:Politics is topical - it's what's happening now, and we can either respond in the present or avoid it. ~ Hank Azaria,
880:Some people stay in the academic world just to avoid becoming self-aware. You can quote me on that. ~ Michael McKean,
881:Sometimes you best avoid talking by being quiet, but sometimes you best avoid talking by talking. ~ Karen Joy Fowler,
882:The only time a politico will try to avoid playing the blame game is when they or theirs are to blame. ~ Jon Stewart,
883:The problem in this world is to avoid concentration of power - we must have a dispersion of power. ~ Milton Friedman,
884:The world hid its head in the sands of convention, so that by seeing nothing it might avoid Truth. ~ Radclyffe Hall,
885:Uncertainty is intrinsic to the process of finding out what you don’t know, not a weakness to avoid. ~ John Brockman,
886:we frequently avoid making choices not because the outcome is bad, but simply because it’s unknown. ~ Taylor Pearson,
887:When possible, do your work with pen and paper to avoid even the possibility of online distraction. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
888:a great way to avoid broken code is to have less of it. The code that you never write will work forever. ~ Russ Olsen,
889:Consider before acting, to avoid foolishness: It is the worthless man who speaks and acts thoughtlessly. ~ Pythagoras,
890:Conversely, I came to realize that being good at something is hardly a reason to avoid doing it. ~ Eric Allin Cornell,
891:Do what you can to avoid or neutralize conversations which put people down. Think with your heart. ~ Karen Salmansohn,
892:Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck. ~ Guy de Maupassant,
893:Everything you and I do, we do either out of our need to avoid pain or our desire to gain pleasure. ~ Anthony Robbins,
894:Good people avoid sin because they love goodness, Wicked people avoid sin because they fear punishment. ~ John Wesley,
895:I don’t feel there is any reason to avoid gluten unless you have a specific sensitivity or allergy to it ~ Lisa Leake,
896:If our goal is not to "succeed" or avoid failure or mistakes, but to learn something, we will never fail. ~ Jami Gold,
897:I like to make an image that is so simple you can't avoid it, and so complicated you can't figure it out. ~ Alex Katz,
898:I'm going to be acting all my life. But, while doing that, I will try to avoid the trappings of fame. ~ Randeep Hooda,
899:In my seventies, I exercised to stay ambulatory. In my eighties, I exercise to avoid assisted living. ~ Dick Van Dyke,
900:I often wondered whether any of the others grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool. ~ George Orwell,
901:I wanted to be weak that I might avoid the awful passage of further suffering I saw laid out for me ~ Charlotte Bront,
902:...one cannot actively help a woman to give birth. The goal is to avoid disturbing her unnecsessarily. ~ Michel Odent,
903:Respectable society believed in God in order to avoid having to speak about him. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre, The Words (1964),
904:The idea is that people in positions of power should avoid making jokes at the expense of the powerless. ~ Lindy West,
905:The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. ~ Bill Cosby,
906:We must contemplate some extremely unpleasant possibilities, just because we want to avoid them. ~ Albert Wohlstetter,
907:When you have people who get angry quickly, you have to learn the rules to avoid being in that situation. ~ Lily King,
908:When you see your own desire to be happy, you can't avoid seeing the same desire in others. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche,
909:Which reminds me of a fortune cookie: you often find your destiny on the path you take to avoid it. ~ Hector Elizondo,
910:Writing code that requires subclasses to send super adds an additional dependency; avoid this if you can. ~ Anonymous,
911:You must avoid the investigation trap. You can't postpone tough decisions by studying them to death. ~ Percy Barnevik,
912:asymmetric intensity of the motives to avoid losses and to achieve gains shows up almost everywhere. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
913:As you craft a plan to expand to adjacent markets, don't disrupt: Avoid competition as much as possible. ~ Peter Thiel,
914:As you craft a plan to expand to adjacent markets, don’t disrupt: avoid competition as much as possible. ~ Peter Thiel,
915:(...)best of luck, avoid roasted cabbage, don't eat earwax, and look on the bright side of life! ~ Christopher Paolini,
916:By ostentation and propinquity to the throne, small men are able to avoid facing their own inadequacy. ~ David Eddings,
917:Experience has taught me that you feel better on a flight if you avoid chicken fat in plastic sauce. ~ Terry Pratchett,
918:How strange! I thought, though everybody hated and despised each other, they could not avoid loving me. ~ Emily Bronte,
919:If you detach yourself from life, you are avoiding life. You are here to experience life, not to avoid life. ~ Sadguru,
920:I'm just trying to avoid any sort of generic kind of music - I don't want to do generic jazz or fusion. ~ Andy Summers,
921:I'm Muslim the way many of my Jewish friends are Jewish: I avoid pork, and I take the big holidays off. ~ Aasif Mandvi,
922:Index funds do not trade from security to security and, thus, they tend to avoid capital gains taxes. ~ Burton Malkiel,
923:In life you have to avoid three geometric figures - vicious circles, love triangles and square minds ~ Mario Benedetti,
924:I prefer liquor store robbers with hungry kids to companies that locate offshore to avoid U.S. taxes. ~ Warren Buffett,
925:It's a mistake to try to avoid the unpleasant things in life... But I'm beginning to consider it... ~ Charles M Schulz,
926:Just avoid things like racing trains to the crossing, doing cocaine, etc. Develop good mental habits. ~ Charlie Munger,
927:Man’s main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
928:man's main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
929:People who run away either have something they’re trying to reach or something they’re trying to avoid. ~ Jodi Picoult,
930:The most important thing to remember about food labels is that you should avoid foods that have labels. ~ Joel Fuhrman,
931:Watch the fools! Watch them carefully! Learn their paths so that you can learn how to avoid them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
932:You can’t avoid pain, but you can say yes to the pain, understanding that it is a part of life. ~ Susan Jeffers,
933:An addiction is anything we do to avoid hearing the messages that body and soul are trying to send us. ~ Marion Woodman,
934:As a rule, politicians tend to remember the things they wish to emulate or the things they hope to avoid. ~ Jon Meacham,
935:Avoid the "hard-to-grasp" headline - the headline that requires thought and is not clear at first glance. ~ John Caples,
936:Be not anxious to avoid poverty. In this way the wealth of the universe may be securely invested. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
937:God’s warriors don’t avoid conflict. They fight through it with communication and a positive outlook. ~ Shannon L Alder,
938:He reasoned that, as there was nothing he could do about his feelings, he must avoid acting on them. ~ Richard Flanagan,
939:I avoid contemporary TV...politics...art: all too frantic, fevered, and frivolous, or else angry, bitter. ~ Dean Koontz,
940:It is possible to avoid Jesus as Savior as much by keeping all the Biblical rules as by breaking them. ~ Timothy Keller,
941:Little books are the things to write at my age, I've decided. Avoid the big ones, go for the little ones. ~ Clive James,
942:Still, I find lying to be more dangerous than expertly telling the truth, so I avoid it whenever possible. ~ Drew Hayes,
943:The best way to waste your life is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
944:There is no choice we can make that will help us avoid heartache or suffering or loss, in some measure. ~ Nora McInerny,
945:to failure.” Playing it safe requires that we avoid risky situations—which covers pretty much all of life. ~ Tara Brach,
946:Uncertainty is intrinsic to the process of finding out what you don't know, not a weakness to avoid. ~ Neil Gershenfeld,
947:When you cut pieces out of the truth to avoid looking like a fool you end up looking like a moron instead. ~ Robin Hobb,
948:women had been sent back home, to manufacture male babies and avoid waste in household expenditures. ~ Geraldine Brooks,
949:You have to make the decision about whether you want to avoid or you want to overcome the resistance. ~ Scott D Anthony,
950:By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care ~ George W Bush,
951:Do not seek power for revenge. Seek power in order to avoid situations that would make you want revenge. ~ Salla Simukka,
952:Economists talk about profit motive, but nothing motivates modern man more than a chance to avoid taxes! ~ Peter Drucker,
953:Government could avoid having opinions about so many things if it would quit subsidizing so many things. ~ George F Will,
954:I attribute much of my success in New York to my ability to understand and avoid unnecessary distractions. ~ Derek Jeter,
955:I avoid looking at anyone as I take tiny spoonfuls of fish soup. The saltiness reminds me of my tears. ~ Suzanne Collins,
956:I have no friends. The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people. ~ Dian Fossey,
957:Is it? If somebody forces you to do something and there’s no possible way to avoid it, is it really sin? ~ David Eddings,
958:I will do anything, including highway robbery and murder, to avoid leaving my children in poverty. ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
959:Mother once told me that one had to lower one's head when passing under low eaves in order to avoid injury. ~ Anchee Min,
960:Nothing is more difficult, in my opinion, than to avoid something that fundamentally attracts you. ~ Catherine the Great,
961:since to avoid the painful and aim at the pleasurable is one of the most obvious tendencies of human nature. ~ Aristotle,
962:The friends of gold will have to be extremely wise and moderate if they are to avoid a revolution. ~ John Maynard Keynes,
963:Thus he learned hurt; and on top of it he learned to avoid hurt, first, by not incurring the risk of it... ~ Jack London,
964:Too often faith is used as an epistemological device to avoid the hard labor of straight thinking. ~ Edward John Carnell,
965:Trying to avoid media messages is like holding your breath to avoid air pollution—it’s not going to happen. ~ Bren Brown,
966:Well, acting was just in me and I tried to avoid it. I didn't want to do what my parents did, you know? ~ Corbin Bernsen,
967:We might be gloomy because gloomy people managed to avoid getting eaten by lions in the Pleistocene. ~ Peter H Diamandis,
968:When you cut pieces from the truth to avoid sounding like a fool, you end up sounding like a moron instead. ~ Robin Hobb,
969:When you cut pieces out of the truth to avoid looking like a fool, you end up sounding like a moron instead. ~ Anonymous,
970:You might be a great judge of character, but you need to be a great judge of evidence to avoid delusion. ~ David McRaney,
971:Avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of godlessness. 2 Timothy 2:16 ~ Beth Moore,
972:Avoid secret's! Be open about which you are. It takes too much energy to hide in the closet about any issue. ~ Susan Love,
973:Don't sell your soul for a lifetime of slavery to avoid a brief time of misery. This, too, shall pass. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
974:Everything is a drug. Family, art, causes, new shoes... We're all just tweaking our chem to avoid the void. ~ Joss Whedon,
975:In order to avoid any problem and to put it to rest, I will forever be known as Hillary Rodham Clinton. ~ Hillary Clinton,
976:I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances. ~ Lasse Hallstrom,
977:It was an awkward moment. We were burning down our host's house, a situation which any guest seeks to avoid. ~ Tahir Shah,
978:My love of dynamic complications often led me to avoid simplicity when perhaps it was the wisest choice. ~ Garry Kasparov,
979:Regard the society of women as a necessary unpleasantness of social life, and avoid it as much as possible. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
980:The difficulty, my friends, is not to avoid death, but to avoid unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death. ~ Plato,
981:The human plagiarism which is most difficult to avoid, for individuals... is the plagiarism of ourselves. ~ Marcel Proust,
982:Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
983:What I'm after is not living to 1,000. I'm after letting people avoid death for as long as they want to. ~ Aubrey de Grey,
984:When you cut pieces out of the truth to avoid looking like a fool, you end up sounding like a moron instead. ~ Robin Hobb,
985:Are you sure you’re not just trying to avoid getting back into the truck with me and my mom?” He almost smiles. ~ Susan Ee,
986:Avoid the reeking herd,
Shun the polluted flock,
Live like that stoic bird,
The eagle of the rock. ~ Elinor Wylie,
987:If I were trying to avoid embarrassment, I wouldn't have stumbled my way through 'Dancing with the Stars.' ~ Penn Jillette,
988:I rode a horse into a tree. I did. But I'm okay. Horses are naturally meant to avoid trees. This one didn't. ~ Eoin Macken,
989:It is astonishing the lengths to which a person, or a people, will go in order to avoid a truthful mirror. ~ James Baldwin,
990:... it is far easier to avoid creating envy in the first place than to get rid of it once it is there, ... ~ Robert Greene,
991:It is much safer for the prince to be feared than loved, but he ought to avoid making himself hated. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli,
992:It is my experience that most claims of national security are part of a campaign to avoid telling the truth. ~ Ben Bradlee,
993:The best way to contain the spread of Ebola is to avoid direct contact with people who have been contaminated. ~ Anonymous,
994:The ethic of the journalist is to recognize one's prejudices, biases, and avoid getting them into print. ~ Walter Cronkite,
995:The Fed sees inflation as a way to dilute the real value of U.S. debt and avoid the specter of deflation. ~ James Rickards,
996:The secret is not to avoid learning useless knowledge. It’s to make use of whatever knowledge you have. ~ Orson Scott Card,
997:These "so thats," "becauses," and "whens" were like regulations; in decided to avoid them in order not to-- ~ Peter Handke,
998:Avoid trying to win tough battles on the silver platter. If the struggle is tough the success is sweet. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
999:​
Keep your expectations low, Rip. Isn’t that what life has taught you? Best way to avoid disappointment. ~ Meghan March,
1000:Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid. ~ Salvador Dali,
1001:Good luck tended to avoid me. Charlie left first, off to the police station that was his wife and family. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1002:I prefer to cry alone, Pride? No. I just want to avoid trial of people who don't know the reason of my tears. ~ Demi Lovato,
1003:it's better to strive for a good solution and avoid disaster rather than trying to find the best solution ~ Steve McConnell,
1004:Live the life you always wanted to live. Avoid criticizing others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1005:People who avoid all criticism fail. It's destructive criticism we need to avoid, not criticism in all forms. ~ Tim Ferriss,
1006:She always carried a book, though, in case she needed to read a few pages to avoid unwanted conversation. ~ Charles Frazier,
1007:Since hate poisons the soul, don't cherish enmities or grudges: avoid people who make you unhappy. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
1008:There was already a deep black wordless conviction in him that the way to avoid Jesus was to avoid sin. ~ Flannery O Connor,
1009:Those who walk in the Way should avoid sensualism as those who carry hay would avoid coming near the fire. ~ Gautama Buddha,
1010:To be a Sufi is to detach from fixed ideas and from preconceptions; and not to try to avoid what is your lot. ~ Idries Shah,
1011:You can bury your pain or avoid it. You can tattoo over it. But you won't be free of it until you feel it. ~ Suanne Laqueur,
1012:You can bury your pain or avoid it. You can tattoo over it. But you won’t be free of it until you feel it. ~ Suanne Laqueur,
1013:Above all avoid taking the advice of men who have no brains and do not know what they are talking about. ~ Sherwood Anderson,
1014:Avoid irritation more than exposure to the sun...In the tropics one must before everything keep calm.' . . . ~ Joseph Conrad,
1015:Do you read them? Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald?"
"Only if I have to. I try to avoid old dead white men. ~ John Grisham,
1016:Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future. ~ Og Mandino,
1017:Gradually, I’d learned to dole out my “real” personality in small, safe doses to avoid scaring people away. ~ Peter Bognanni,
1018:If you really want to grow great, you need to avoid costly pleasures and preserve your future treasures. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1019:I realize that I cannot say enough. So. Since I cannot say enough, at least I will avoid saying to much". ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
1020:It is astonishing the lengths to which a person, or a people, will go in order to avoid a truthful mirror. ~ James A Baldwin,
1021:It is not difficult to avoid death. It is much more difficult to avoid wickedness, for it runs faster than death. ~ Socrates,
1022:I wasn’t kidding about not tempting fate. I kept to myself as much as possible to avoid giving myself away. ~ Hailey Edwards,
1023:My motto is "Unite now, today if you can; fight if you must. But in every case avoid British intervention." ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1024:One of the surest ways to avoid even getting near false doctrine is to choose to be simple in our teaching. ~ Henry B Eyring,
1025:People do tend to avoid new realities; they'd rather just add details to the old ones. It's as simple as that. ~ Andy Warhol,
1026:..people (in Minnesota) avoid stupidity when possible, not wanting to be a $10 haircut on a 50 cent head. ~ Garrison Keillor,
1027:The errors of former times are recorded for our instruction in order that we may avoid their repition. ~ William E Gladstone,
1028:The greatest saints used to avoid as far as they could the company of men, and chose to live in secret with God. ~ Anonymous,
1029:The idea is that people in positions of power should avoid making jokes at the expense of the powerless. That’s ~ Lindy West,
1030:The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
1031:The world is an ugly place, and sometimes you have to do ugly things to avoid having ugliness done to you. ~ John G Hartness,
1032:to avoid this confusion modern biologists tend to use the phrase “differential fitness” instead of “competition. ~ Anonymous,
1033:Trouble and pain were what kept a man alive. Or trying to avoid trouble and pain. It was a full time job. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1034:We don't really believe in mowing the lawn; we do it only to avoid unnecessary engagement with the neighbors. ~ Miranda July,
1035:You alone know whether it will harm your soul to help an old man avoid pain and humiliation,” said Dumbledore. ~ J K Rowling,
1036:You should know me better. I never go about the world doing good deeds if I can avoid it. [Rhett Butler] ~ Margaret Mitchell,
1037:A dependency on a private method of an external framework is a form of technical debt. Avoid these dependencies. ~ Sandi Metz,
1038:Don`t imitate. If you want to know who you are, please avoid imitation, that`s a way of avoiding knowing yourself. ~ Rajneesh,
1039:Eat for nutrition and food value. Emphasize natural foods, avoid processed foods and eliminate junk entirely. ~ Vince Gironda,
1040:Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don't avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. ~ Louis C K,
1041:I avoid falling into a trap of doing work solely to impress people. I always ask myself, "What don't I ever see?" ~ Dev Hynes,
1042:if we want to avoid suffering, we must start with ourselves, because all suffering comes from our own desires. ~ E H Gombrich,
1043:It's always best to avoid strangling the person you're on a date with. No matter how crazy he makes you. ~ Lisa Papademetriou,
1044:It’s one thing to personally accept Christ’s boundless grace, and another to avoid hoarding it for ourselves ~ John Pavlovitz,
1045:Learn from the mistakes of others, and avoid being one whose mistakes are used as lessons by others. ~ Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi,
1046:Mornings and I had a falling out many years ago. We avoid one another as much as polite society dictates we may. ~ Megan Derr,
1047:Most people can’t stomach silence; it provides too much opportunity to think about things they prefer to avoid. ~ Ann Aguirre,
1048:No one doing big business can avoid some contact with government agencies, regulators, and policy makers. ~ Mikhail Prokhorov,
1049:Sane people did what their neighbors did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them ~ George Eliot,
1050:Some people avoid thinking deeply in public, only because they are afraid of coming across as suicidal. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
1051:The man who can own up to his error is greater than he who merely knows how to avoid making it. ~ Jean Francois Paul de Gondi,
1052:There seems to be no limit to which some men will go to avoid the labor of thinking. Thinking is hard work. ~ Thomas A Edison,
1053:They read. The sounds of paper between them as they turn and crease and carefully avoid touching each other. ~ Alexis M Smith,
1054:To just read the Bible, attend church, and avoid “big” sins-is this passionate, wholehearted love for God? ~ Francois Fenelon,
1055:Was that all life really was? A series of betrayals? Was there no way we could avoid damaging each other? ~ Marshall Thornton,
1056:Avoid him who from mere curiosity asks three questions running about a thing that cannot interest Him. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater,
1057:Avoid that romantic trap: saying more than you feel, forcing yourself to feel more than you've said! ~ Natalie Clifford Barney,
1058:Avoid the penalties of the blame game. You were born to be boss player, not a blame giver. Stop the blame! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1059:God knew where he was, but he asked so as to start a conversation with Adam and avoid startling him too much to reply. ~ Rashi,
1060:If you avoid your truthful emotions and pain you will implode and contract into a diminished and feeble state. ~ Bryant McGill,
1061:It also helps to avoid short product descriptions, otherwise the Amazon bots might skip your title entirely. ~ Nick Stephenson,
1062:I think I hate cynicism more than anything else. It's the curse of our age, and I want to avoid it at all costs. ~ Paul Auster,
1063:I tried to avoid looking at the dress full on, lest it burn out my retinas with its glittering hideousness. ~ Katie MacAlister,
1064:I've discovered that people don't actually want to have things spoiled, and they really try to avoid spoilers. ~ Rebecca Eaton,
1065:I've never wanted to name an album from a song title if I could avoid it because I like it to be a body of work. ~ Keith Urban,
1066:Liberty, Mukti, is all my religion, and everything that tries to curb it, I will avoid by fight or flight. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1067:motivation is this horrible, scary game where I try to make myself do something while I actively avoid doing it. ~ Allie Brosh,
1068:One should always avoid unnecessary unhappiness. Especially if one is an immortal. They taught us that in school. ~ Kage Baker,
1069:Sane people did what their neighbors did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them. ~ George Eliot,
1070:The eye is the inlet to the soul, and it is well to beware of him whose visual organs avoid your honest regard. ~ Hosea Ballou,
1071:A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible. ~ Thomas Hardy,
1072:At all costs, avoid clothes that are too big. The more volume your clothes have, the more volume you appear to have. ~ Tim Gunn,
1073:Avoid the base hypocrisy of condemning in one man what you pass over in silence when committed by another. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1074:Experience was something it was difficult to avoid, though many people had managed to keep it to a minimum. ~ Philip Jos Farmer,
1075:I always thought the appeal for vampires are the same as religion, the desire to avoid death and live forever. ~ Bentley Little,
1076:idea! Maybe your dreams are nightmares. Make a list of the things you are doing where you can avoid your worst ~ James Altucher,
1077:If you'd asked me a few years ago about debt settlement companies, I probably would have told you to avoid them. ~ Jean Chatzky,
1078:If you’re sailing across the ocean and your goal is to avoid weather and waves, then why the hell are you sailing? ~ Ed Catmull,
1079:I have never known anyone else," Egwene said to him, "who will work so hard to avoid hard work, Matrim Cauthon. ~ Robert Jordan,
1080:It is possible to avoid failure, to always be safe. But that is also the route to a dull, uninteresting life. ~ Donald A Norman,
1081:It's a terrible and tragic and counterproductive policy to avoid communicating with people who disagree with us. ~ Jimmy Carter,
1082:I’ve had very little experience in my life. In fact, I try to avoid experience if I can. Most experience is bad. ~ E L Doctorow,
1083:my whole life is nothing else than a daily effort to deceive myself and other people, and to avoid noticing it; ~ Anton Chekhov,
1084:Remember, a great way to avoid broken code is to have less of it. The code that you never write will work forever. ~ Russ Olsen,
1085:Sane people did what their neighbours did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them. ~ George Eliot,
1086:The roots of the Divine are entrenched in this body. If you nurture the roots, how can you avoid the flowering? ~ Jaggi Vasudev,
1087:This is what Krishna says in the Bhagavad-Gita - Karma Yoga. If you can't avoid action, you might as well act. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1088:With regard to navigating relationship's highways and bi-ways - avoid changing lanes without first giving a signal. ~ T F Hodge,
1089:You don't know what it's like trying to eat enough to live on and at the same time avoid fats and carbohydrates. ~ Muriel Spark,
1090:Between pain and harm, my mother taught me, lay a vast moral divide. Sometimes one must cause pain to avoid harm. ~ Jodi Daynard,
1091:But if with trembling and lamentation you seek not to fall into that which you avoid, tell me how you are improving. ~ Epictetus,
1092:But trouble and pain were what kept a man alive. Or trying to avoid trouble and pain. It was a full time job. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1093:but when you're dealing with a wizard like Black, you sometimes have to join forces with those you'd rather avoid. ~ J K Rowling,
1094:Don’t compete! — competition is always injurious to the species, and you have plenty of resources to avoid it! ~ Pyotr Kropotkin,
1095:Equities will do well over time - you just have to avoid getting excited when other people are getting excited. ~ Warren Buffett,
1096:I don’t avoid broken people because I think I’m better than them, I just don’t like looking at my own reflection. ~ Alice Feeney,
1097:If you are trying to look clean, neat and avoid casting your nets in trouble waters, you will catch no fish. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1098:If you force a leftist to answer whether they would force churches to perform same-sex marriages, they will avoid. ~ Ben Shapiro,
1099:I never killed anyone. I avoid going over that edge by writing about a guy who has taken a flying leap over it. ~ Jhonen V squez,
1100:It's why I am a writer...To avoid the narrow mesh of Mrs Winterson's story I had to be able to tell my own. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1101:I want to be someone who is known for portraying themselves honestly. I try to avoid aggrandizing things I've done. ~ Liz Prince,
1102:Sometimes being too nice is dangerous, you have to show your mean side once in a while to avoid getting hurt. ~ Ziad K Abdelnour,
1103:So you’ve placed yourself there to begin with in order to avoid going there. Hmmmmm. Interesting strategy. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
1104:The best way to avoid defeat is to kick over the playing board.”                                          —Caine ~ Morgan Blayde,
1105:There's certain things I try to avoid, as an actress, just to keep my world from being as narrow as it could be. ~ Famke Janssen,
1106:The safest way to avoid the world is through art; and the safest way to be linked to the world is through art. ~ Randall Jarrell,
1107:Travel tips: How to avoid carsickness, seasickness and airsickness... Be careful what you eat. And stay home. ~ Charles M Schulz,
1108:Avoid ending a scene with your character going to bed. Your reader will shut off the light and go to sleep, too. ~ Cheryl St John,
1109:Avoid people who say they know the answer. Keep the company of people who are trying to understand the question. ~ Billy Connolly,
1110:But the longer we avoid and the longer we numb, the more painful it will be when we finally do confront our issues. ~ Mark Manson,
1111:Few scientists acquainted with the chemistry of biological systems at the molecular level can avoid being inspired. ~ Donald Cram,
1112:had gone to Europe and always told people they were Canadian to avoid political hatred. Everybody liked Canadians. ~ Thomas Perry,
1113:Her mother had called, and being a good daughter was as convenient an excuse as any. Anything to avoid the library. ~ Joseph Fink,
1114:I never killed anyone. I avoid going over that edge by writing about a guy who has taken a flying leap over it. ~ Jhonen V squez,
1115:It is better to make a mistake with full force of your being than to carefully avoid mistakes with a trembling spirit. ~ Socrates,
1116:Men will find that they can ... avoid far more easily the perils which beset them on all sides by united action. ~ Baruch Spinoza,
1117:No place of grace for those who avoid the Face. No time to rejoice for those who walk among noise and deny the Voice. ~ T S Eliot,
1118:One could lose everything in the blink of an eye, the slip of a foot. “One must avoid dark thoughts at all costs. ~ Kate Atkinson,
1119:People say the truth hurts. Hell no, it hurts even more if you do a whole bunch of foolishness to try and avoid it. ~ Tyler Perry,
1120:The best friend a man can have is reading and writing, and the bad ones to avoid are Go and chess and flute and pipe. ~ Hojo Soun,
1121:The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
1122:There are occasions when I've had beef, but I generally tend to avoid it, as a nod towards my parents' culture. ~ Sanjeev Bhaskar,
1123:The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible. ~ Thomas Hardy,
1124:Can we avoid people? How is that possible? And if we associate with them, can we change them? Who gives us that power? ~ Epictetus,
1125:Good access to a doctor and a drugstore when you first have a problem can avoid a lot of cost and heartache later. ~ Phil Bredesen,
1126:Guy de Chauliac’s advice to those wishing to avoid infection is as follows: ‘Go quickly, go far, and return slowly. ~ Ian Mortimer,
1127:I avoid looking at the clock, fearing the slow passing of time that will only seem slower if I watch its progress. ~ Michelle Zink,
1128:I do know that I am in continuous need of the Spiritual and that I usually go to great lengths to avoid it. ~ Stephen Adly Guirgis,
1129:I made the remark that I don't avoid people in order to live quietly, but rather in order to be able to die quietly. ~ Franz Kafka,
1130:Leaders goal: Avoid building around only ONE person's ministry gifting. Longevity is in a team, not an individual! ~ Brian Houston,
1131:No place of grace for those who avoid the face
No time to rejoice for those who walk among noise and deny the voice ~ T S Eliot,
1132:Only he is fit to preach who cannot avoid preaching, who feels that woe is upon him unless he preach the gospel ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1133:The blues is a hopeful music. It helps you process something rather than avoid it. It's like mourning, in essence. ~ Ted Alexandro,
1134:The religion of the future will be cosmic religion. It will transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. ~ Albert Einstein,
1135:we are all bound by this oath: "To bear the ills of mortal life, and to submit with a good grace to what we cannot avoid. ~ Seneca,
1136:We live a life that is often spent in crowds - parties, festivals and first nights - so it's nice to avoid them. ~ Julian Fellowes,
1137:We must be firm but not rough in our guidance and avoid an insipid kind of meekness, which is ineffective. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
1138:We need to show consideration for others by helping them avoid the burden of owning more than they need or can enjoy. ~ Marie Kond,
1139:When choosing between sure things and gambles, people’s desire to avoid loss exceeded their desire to secure gain. ~ Michael Lewis,
1140:When people can do something simple to avoid conflict--say, hit a button or unlock a latch--they'll generally do it. ~ Keith Ablow,
1141:You don't become completely free by just avoiding being a slave; you also need to avoid becoming a master. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
1142:You don't become completely free just by avoiding to be a slave; you also need to avoid becoming a master. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
1143:A lot of success in life and business comes from knowing what you want to avoid: early death, a bad marriage, etc. ~ Charlie Munger,
1144:Avoid taking advice from someone who gives advice for a living, unless there is a penalty for their advice. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
1145:Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace. ~ Anthony Burgess,
1146:But a resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible. ~ Thomas Hardy,
1147:Grief is the price we pay for being close to one another. If we want to avoid our grief, we simply avoid each other. ~ Thomas Lynch,
1148:However, we are not all rational, and some of us may need the security of distorted estimates to avoid paralysis. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
1149:If one is not going to take the necessary precautions to avoid having parents, one must undertake to bring them up. ~ Quentin Crisp,
1150:If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home. ~ James A Michener,
1151:I try to avoid a specific image. I seek to play as many different women as I can to avoid having a label put on me. ~ Blythe Danner,
1152:...one can't avoid the storms and calamities of life, but one can at least find the right partner to face them with. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
1153:Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. ~ Steve Jobs,
1154:Science is so powerful that it drags us kicking and screaming towards the truth despite our best efforts to avoid it. ~ Peter Watts,
1155:She knew, then, that it had not been hatred that had made him avoid her for so long. No, it had not been hatred at all. ~ L J Smith,
1156:Some so fear the future that they suffocate the present. It's like committing suicide to avoid being murdered. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
1157:Startups should risk boldness, have a plan, avoid competitive markets, and focus as much on sales as product. ~ Instaread Summaries,
1158:The key if one wishes to avoid dwelling on unpleasant memories or inconvenient truths is to keep yourself occupied. ~ Mark Lawrence,
1159:The key to life," he told me once, "is to avoid the highs and the lows. It's the peaks and valleys that mess you up. ~ Tayari Jones,
1160:To avoid the trap of the Pharisees, we've got to guard the interconnection between our thoughts and our attitudes. ~ David Jeremiah,
1161:Train smart at all times and do your best to avoid injury. Training smart is more important than training hard. ~ Georges St Pierre,
1162:Alek coughed politely, "If I promise to avoid funny business, could you perhaps remove this knife from my throat? ~ Scott Westerfeld,
1163:An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject and how to avoid them. ~ Werner Heisenberg,
1164:Avoid Prologues. They can be annoying, especially a prologue following an introduction that comes after a foreword. ~ Elmore Leonard,
1165:Better to avoid than run, better to run than de-escalcate, better to de-escalate than fight, better to fight than die. ~ Rory Miller,
1166:Courage is the will to lay aside fear because your desire to do right outweighs your desire to avoid getting hurt. ~ Jonathan Rogers,
1167:I believe that no creative company should ever stop evolving, and this would be our latest attempt to avoid stagnation. ~ Ed Catmull,
1168:If we say that no one's out there And we say we're goin' nowhere And we avoid the question Is this all that it means? ~ Harry Chapin,
1169:Influence is a very tenuous matter. I try to avoid it in every respect. I don't want to be influenced by anybody. ~ Erskine Caldwell,
1170:It has not been unknown that judges persist in error to avoid giving the appearance of weakness and vacillation. ~ Felix Frankfurter,
1171:I used to think of deathlike I suppose soldiers think of it: it was a possible thing that I could well avoid by my skill. ~ Stendhal,
1172:I've never felt the way I felt when you left, Anastasia. I would move heaven and earth to avoid feeling like that again. ~ E L James,
1173:Life forces enough final decisions on us. We should have the sense to avoid as many of the unnecessary ones as we can. ~ John Irving,
1174:The fight world is definitely a masculine thing, but I think it's pretty masculine if someone can avoid a fight also. ~ Urijah Faber,
1175:The first chance you have to avoid a loss from a foolish loan is by refusing to make it; there is no second chance. ~ Charlie Munger,
1176:There are moments when tribulations occur in our lives, and we cannot avoid them. But they are there for some reason. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1177:You don't have to get in or out of a position all at once. Avoid the temptation of wanting to be completely right. ~ Jack D Schwager,
1178:An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them. ~ Werner Heisenberg,
1179:Aristotle’s words, “Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. ~ Rajith Rajappan,
1180:At 37signals, we’ve found that we need a good four hours of overlap to avoid collaboration delays and feel like a team. ~ Jason Fried,
1181:Avoid emotional eating. Food is not a pacifier, a distraction, a toy, a bribe, a reward, or a substitute for discipline. ~ Lisa Leake,
1182:Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property. ~ Jean de la Bruyere,
1183:But a trick of the voice and the general body language was enough that I had a visceral desire to simply avoid him. ~ Neal Stephenson,
1184:He saw that it was an ironical thing for him to be running thus toward that which he had been at such pains to avoid. ~ Stephen Crane,
1185:It would be wonderful if we could avoid the setbacks with timely exits, but nobody has figured out how to predict them. ~ Peter Lynch,
1186:I wonder at what point my life swerved to avoid that, and if that life would have been nicer than the one I've got. ~ Scarlett Thomas,
1187:Love and I, we’re on opposite sides of the galaxy. I’m pretty sure that bitch is hiding in a black hole to avoid me. ~ Briana Pacheco,
1188:None of us can avoid being contaminated by the world's evils; it's all a matter of what attitude you take towards them. ~ Azar Nafisi,
1189:Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. ~ Austin Kleon,
1190:Somehow, television made behavior that you would go out of your way to avoid in real life into something fascinating. ~ Jean Thompson,
1191:that the object of writing is to write to yourself, to let your self know what you have been trying to avoid. ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
1192:The central question of a warrior’s training is not how we avoid uncertainty and fear but how we relate to discomfort. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
1193:The central question of a warrior's training is not how we avoid uncertainty and fear but how we relate to discomfort. ~ Pema Chodron,
1194:The goal [is] not only to earn high returns at the top of the cycle but also to avoid giving them back at the bottom. ~ Duff McDonald,
1195:The key to happiness - as any good fairy godmother will tell you - is not to avoid problems, but to overcome them. ~ Janette Rallison,
1196:To persuade is more trouble than to dominate, and the powerful seldom take this trouble if they can avoid it. ~ Charles Horton Cooley,
1197:With me, my main vision for life was to avoid as many people as possible. The less people I saw the better I felt. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1198:American voters have to pay closer attention to politics if they want to avoid four years of whining about the outcome. ~ Jack Germond,
1199:Avoid arguments, but whenever a negative attitude is expressed, counter with a positive and optimistic opinion. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
1200:Avoid letting anyone in your sphere of influence flail or panic. Stay calm, help others to stay calm, and work together ~ Scott Berkun,
1201:Avoid prologues: they can be ­annoying, especially a prologue ­following an introduction that comes after a foreword. ~ Elmore Leonard,
1202:Avoid stress, the doctor had said. Eat lots of good food and enjoy this little mysterious bun cooking in the oven. Ha! ~ Thea Harrison,
1203:Beauty and true wealth are always thus cheap and despised. Heaven might be defined as the place which men avoid. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1204:By resenting others’ success, you condition yourself to avoid the very financial abundance that you need and desire. ~ Anthony Robbins,
1205:Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.          —Aristotle ~ Danielle LaPorte,
1206:For me, motivation is this horrible, scary game where I try to make myself do something while I actively avoid doing it. ~ Allie Brosh,
1207:Hell is not an 'oops!' or a slip. One does not miss heaven by a hair, but by constant effort to avoid and escape God. ~ Dallas Willard,
1208:Important Tip: Avoid arsenic in any dishes. Seems that a dead guest has a way of putting a damper on a party. Go figure. ~ Josie Brown,
1209:India wants to avoid a war at all costs but it is not a one-sided affair, you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. ~ Indira Gandhi,
1210:It is related of an Englishman that he hanged himself to avoid the daily task of dressing and undressing. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1211:Life is short, so forgive quickly, believe slowly, love truly, laugh loudly and never avoid anything that makes you smile. ~ Anonymous,
1212:Most people in a negotiation are driven by fear or by the desire to avoid pain. Too few are driven by their actual goals. ~ Chris Voss,
1213:Nobody can avoid falling in love. They might want to deny it, but friendship is probably the most common form of love. ~ Steig Larsson,
1214:Nobody can avoid falling in love. They might want to deny it, but friendship is probably the most common form of love. ~ Stieg Larsson,
1215:Our purpose is to find out whether innocence, the moment it becomes involved in an action, can avoid committing murder. ~ Albert Camus,
1216:Overthinking arises when you unconsciously provoke negative emotions and thoughts and avoid positive emotions and thoughts. ~ Amit Ray,
1217:There's nothing you could really avoid about giving yourself to somebody who ultimately rejects you. That's just life. ~ Madeline Zima,
1218:When self-esteem is low, we are often manipulated by fear . . . We live more to avoid pain than to experience joy. ~ Nathaniel Branden,
1219:You cannot avoid mortality. But you can choose your way of meeting it. And that is the most that any man can hope for. ~ David Gerrold,
1220:58: Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. ~ Alan Perlis, Epigrams on Programming, 1982,
1221:Egos get in the way of ideas. If your arrogance is more obvious than your expertise, you are someone other people avoid. ~ Jessica Hagy,
1222:If you are poor, avoid wine as a costly luxury; if you are rich, shun it as a fatal indulgence. Stick to plain water. ~ Herman Melville,
1223:If you're powerful enough you can even determine whom you will meet and whom you will avoid long before you meet them. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1224:Most evolving lineages, human or otherwise, when threatened with extinction, don't do anything special to avoid it. ~ George C Williams,
1225:People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools. ~ Alice Walker,
1226:People tended to avoid the humiliation of failure by joining the obviously winning side even against their own opinions. ~ Isaac Asimov,
1227:People who don’t like conflict have an amazing ability to avoid it, even when they know it’s theoretically necessary ~ Patrick Lencioni,
1228:Polite and velvety leaders, who take care to avoid bruising others, are generally not as effective at forcing change. ~ Walter Isaacson,
1229:The more you avoid risk, the less likely it is that you’ll achieve all that is possible within your own capabilities. ~ Robert Herjavec,
1230:The only way to avoid all frightening choices is to leave society and become a hermit, and that is a frightening choice. ~ Richard Bach,
1231:Whenever smart and well-intentioned people avoid confronting obstacles, they disempower employees and undermine change. ~ John P Kotter,
1232:When we pretend that we can avoid vulnerability we engage in behaviors that are often inconsistent with who we want to be. ~ Bren Brown,
1233:Without deep work on yourself, how will you avoid re-creating your own internalized oppression in all that you do? ~ Charles Eisenstein,
1234:Ah. And then you kill him."
"No," Arkwright replied patiently. "We are British. We avoid murder if we can help it.{...} ~ Rick Yancey,
1235:A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1236:A person who is discreet in speaking will be useful during the good times and will avoid punishment during the bad. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
1237:Be not querulous, be Content with little, be kind, be free; avoid all superfluity, all vain prattling; be magnanimous. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1238:Class is the most difficult subject for American writers to deal with as it is the most difficult for the English to avoid. ~ Gore Vidal,
1239:I don't like to be feared, and I can't work in conflict, I'm very bad with conflict. I try to avoid it, it paralyzes me. ~ Nadine Labaki,
1240:I feel worried, deeply worried, only about one thing - the possibility that we fall... that we cannot avoid an atomic war. ~ Erich Fromm,
1241:If you are not capable of being alone, your relationship is false. It is just a trick to avoid your loneliness, nothing else. ~ Rajneesh,
1242:I had privately changed “This, too, shall pass” into “You, too, shall die,” and it helped me avoid all sorts of conflict. ~ Kevin Hearne,
1243:I tend to avoid people who always have something to say … and those who expect me to always have something to say. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
1244:I think we need to look for any opening we can to avoid a war and we shouldn't pass up any opportunity for resolution. ~ Dennis Kucinich,
1245:I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong. I ~ Charles Dickens,
1246:Most myths were made up by men who needed a scapegoat to avoid taking responsibility for a catastrophe of their own making. ~ S J Harper,
1247:On the path of the budo one does not strive for victory over an opponent. One strive to avoid defeat by one's own self. ~ Akira Toriyama,
1248:Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
1249:Sometimes it’s more frightening to be the messenger of bad news than it is to simply avoid delivering the message at all. ~ Laury Falter,
1250:The more closely we see ourselves being watched by our enemies, the more time intent we should be to avoid their slanders. ~ John Calvin,
1251:Two kinds of people to avoid in your life; 1. Those who love your lies and 2. Those who hate your truth. Avoid them. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1252:we try so hard to avoid the rest of the year: how do we deal with the God of darkness as well as the Giver of light? ~ Joan D Chittister,
1253:What you want to avoid are the systems whereby senior personnel are determining what junior personnel should be doing. ~ L David Marquet,
1254:You avoid the hype while you're working, you have to, but the premiere is the one night of the year where you can enjoy it. ~ Tom Felton,
1255:You cannot avoid sin or mistake anyway (Romans 5:12), but if you try too fervently, it often creates even worse problems. ~ Richard Rohr,
1256:By means of the notion of “cultural evolution,” the democratic anthropologist tries to avoid questions of biology. ~ Nicol s G mez D vila,
1257:Gradually work your way towards the hard stuff. That will help you avoid injury and you'll be most likely to stick with it. ~ Miesha Tate,
1258:I don't have any respect at all for the scum-bags who went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share. ~ R Lee Ermey,
1259:If you aren’t experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it. ~ Ed Catmull,
1260:I wouldn't miss the fame. I don't go out hunting for it. I try to avoid it and to slip into the background wherever I go. ~ Julia Sawalha,
1261:Purity is not about following a list of rules so that you'll avoid hell. It's about wanting heaven for the person you love. ~ Jason Evert,
1262:Relationships are never about power, and one way to avoid the will to power is to choose to limit oneself- to serve. ~ William Paul Young,
1263:San Francisco hosted the first medical marijuana job fair. The keynote speech was titled, 'Jobs and How to Avoid Getting One.' ~ Jay Leno,
1264:To avoid an occasion for our virtues is a worse degree of failure than to push forward pluckily and make a fall. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
1265:to find happiness, we try to avoid or get rid of bad feelings, but the harder we try, the more bad feelings we create. It’s ~ Russ Harris,
1266:You know, the purpose of reconciliation is to avoid the filibuster. The filibuster is an effort to talk something to death. ~ Dick Durbin,
1267:All of us are programmed-genetically programmed-to keep doing what's worked for us, and to avoid things that didn't work. ~ Graeme Simsion,
1268:At times there will be fire; this we can't avoid. But it's up to us to decide whether it will consume or it will purify. ~ Cristen Rodgers,
1269:Avoid making irrevocable decisions while tired or hungry.
N.B.: Circumstances can force your hand. So think ahead! ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1270:avoid self-limits, accept your body as a perfect creation, and allow your life to unfold in accordance with its own nature. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
1271:I always avoid prophesying beforehand because it is much better to prophesy after the event has already taken place. ~ Winston S Churchill,
1272:If we cannot be decent, let us endeavor to be graceful. If we can't be moral, at least we can avoid being vulgar. ~ Langdon Elwyn Mitchell,
1273:If you seek to avoid your fate or to delay suffering, it only condemns you to suffer it redoubled in another life. ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley,
1274:It is not possible to write clearly enough to avoid being misrepresented by people who are sufficiently determined to do so. ~ Karl Popper,
1275:It’s coming to seem the only way to avoid hurting other people, which in his experience is what gives them power over you. ~ Russell Banks,
1276:It’s crazy how much energy we spend trying to avoid these hard topics when they’re really the only ones that can set us free. ~ Bren Brown,
1277:it’s important to notice when we might avoid a particular topic or question and ask ourselves what we’re avoiding and why. ~ Hannah Braime,
1278:Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. ~ Denis Waitley,
1279:Neither seek nor avoid; take what comes. It is liberty to be affected by nothing. Do not merely endure; be unattached. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1280:Of course, we avoid death. To know something is inevitable is one thing. To accept, to truly feel it... that's different. ~ Michael Haneke,
1281:our guiding principle is to avoid solutions that would cause more disruption than the problems they are meant to solve. ~ Richard A Clarke,
1282:Resilience Practicing Self-Care To Avoid Burnout The Illusion of Control Patience and Perspective Resilience In The Face ~ Sharon Salzberg,
1283:So, you're telling me the zoo commissioned you to make a zombie panda in order to avoid a potential international incident. ~ Lish McBride,
1284:The goal is to avoid mediocrity by being prepared to try something and either failing miserably or triumphing grandly. ~ Georges St Pierre,
1285:We all need a daily checkup from the neck up to avoid stinkin' thinkin' which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes. ~ Zig Ziglar,
1286:You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it's going to be bad. ~ James Mattis,
1287:You don’t want to argue with me because you don’t know how to. None of you do, because you avoid people who think differently, ~ Anonymous,
1288:Avoid the tyranny of the reasonable voice...it will guarantee a complacency of never trying anything adventurous... ~ J Michael Straczynski,
1289:Children are like water; they don't much care where the stream takes them. They do nothing to avoid or follow the contours. ~ Nilesh Rathod,
1290:[...] [E]very citizen has to avoid any activities and speeches that harm the image of the country and interests of the people. ~ Thein Sein,
1291:However much we do to avoid them, we shall never lack crosses in this life if we are in the ranks of the Crucified. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
1292:I'm hoping that "South Of Wilshire" will help people to realize that these are places that they should patronize, not avoid. ~ Harvey Levin,
1293:In my experience,” the Gray Man said, “the badasses are the most scared. I just avoid being inappropriately frightened. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1294:It's in the dictionary. And when I find what it is, I'll write it down in case it comes up again, I'll be certain to avoid it. ~ Aimee Mann,
1295:I would certainly use my voice to try and avoid anything that undermines confidence, so that parents are using vaccines fully. ~ Bill Gates,
1296:Not only commission makes a sin. A man is guilty of all those sins he hateth not. If I cannot avoid all, yet I will hate all. ~ Joseph Hall,
1297:The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it, is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt. ~ Kenneth Lee Pike,
1298:The way to avoid evil is not by maiming our passions, but by compelling them to yield their vigor to our moral nature. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
1299:To live well—to live within your means and to avoid the seduction of the material world. That is what I call prospering. ~ Jennifer L Scott,
1300:We aren't filled with fear except by things that are bad; and not by them, either, as long as it is in our power to avoid them. ~ Epictetus,
1301:Always that "if" was there, which meant that the one who was doomed could avoid the doom if he would change his way of behaving. ~ Malcolm X,
1302:As Daniel Gilbert says, “time and variety are two ways to avoid habituation, and if you have one, then you don’t need the other. ~ Anonymous,
1303:Definitely avoid going out with ugly girls who say they want to be models. Not because they're ugly, but because they're mad". ~ Nick Hornby,
1304:Goodness," Marcella said at last. "I know you'd do anything to avoid Tullia's dinner party, but suicide seems a little extreme. ~ Kate Quinn,
1305:he was always circumspect . . . and always careful to avoid any relationship which could ever become more than friendship. But ~ David Weber,
1306:I always lov'd Precaution, and took care to avoid Dangers. But when a thing was past, I ever had Philosophy to be easie. ~ Susanna Centlivre,
1307:If you aren't experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it. ~ Edwin Catmull,
1308:I'm not a big texter anyway. I'm really slow at it and so I try to avoid it to avoid embarrassment, you know what I mean? ~ Callan McAuliffe,
1309:Is this what nice is? Letting people think things that aren't true just to avoid hurting their feelings? Being nice is dishonest. ~ Amy Reed,
1310:I think you need to have the guts to not use comedy. Often, the people that work in comedy use a joke to avoid contemplation. ~ Steve Coogan,
1311:No one wants to be the one left behind. Everyone wants to be the first to go, so that you can avoid the sting of separation. ~ Amanda Flower,
1312:One cannot completely avoid this landmark character with large buildings such as these. But the city itself is also gigantic. ~ Rem Koolhaas,
1313:Sick people are everywhere. Just watch Criminal Minds.”

“If that’s their subject matter, I’m thinkin’ I’ll avoid it. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1314:Strange how we unconsciously steer ourselves into new spectacular mistakes while trying to avoid repeating our past failures. ~ Kevin Hearne,
1315:Such a funny thing, shame, that in the scramble to avoid it, you forget who has the right to shame you in the first place. ~ Keija Parssinen,
1316:There are few who are worthy to understand what I feel... I seek out those who are of this chosen few, and I avoid the rest. ~ Marcel Proust,
1317:There are two kinds of people in the world: those who seek God and those who seek to avoid him... and both will be successful. ~ Kenneth Boa,
1318:There is a wound in the flesh of human life that scars when it heals and often enough seems never to heal at all. Avoid ~ Marilynne Robinson,
1319:The very things we wish to avoid, neglect and flee from turn out to be the 'prima materia' from which all real growth comes. ~ Andrew Harvey,
1320:We avoid sensuousness, only by resorting to simple negation. We come at last to define spirit by saying that it is not matter. ~ Albert Pike,
1321:When you cut pieces out of the truth to avoid looking like a fool, you end up sounding like a moron instead. Let’s start again. ~ Robin Hobb,
1322:While it will be desirable to achieve planned results, it will be even more important to avoid unplanned disasters. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith,
1323:You had to know how to fight or you had to know how to avoid a fight. I didn't enjoy fighting, so I learned how to avoid them. ~ Tim Robbins,
1324:A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines. ~ Simone Weil,
1325:Any government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck."

[On Water] ~ Guy de Maupassant,
1326:Do not rely on unplanned music; it comes out as though it were planned, but planned by someone you cross the street to avoid. ~ Robert Ashley,
1327:Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial. ~ George Saunders,
1328:Every married man who wants peace in the relationship, should learn the trick to avoid that one question - 'How is the food?' ~ Emraan Hashmi,
1329:Fools you are. To say you learn by your experience. I prefer to profit by others' mistakes and avoid the price of my own. ~ Otto von Bismarck,
1330:I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger. ~ Mencius,
1331:It is impossible, by the way, when picking one example of anything, to avoid picking one which is atypical in some sense. ~ Richard P Feynman,
1332:kindness is not “niceness.” Kindness does not avoid conflict; kindness engages conflict, but with a goal of reconciliation. ~ Russell D Moore,
1333:Man’s only justification for physical existence is to learn; this is his destiny which he cannot avoid under any circumstances. ~ Th un Mares,
1334:Much of what one does--to avoid suffering, to seek happiness, to stay healthy--is to keep a safe space for one's private language. ~ Yiyun Li,
1335:People who are insecure about themselves will avoid social comparisons that are potentially threatening to their self-esteem ~ Albert Bandura,
1336:Some have sought to avoid suffering by avoiding desire. Thus they have only small desires and small sufferings, poor fools. ~ Peter J Carroll,
1337:The best advice is to avoid foods with health claims on the label, or better yet avoid foods with labels in the first place. ~ Mark Hyman M D,
1338:The end of life is not to be happy, nor to achieve pleasure and avoid pain, but to do the will of God, come what may. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1339:[The English] find ill-health not only interesting but respectable and often experience death in the effort to avoid a fuss. ~ Pamela Frankau,
1340:The human race like to do things you are good at and avoid things that they are bad at. Avoiding it is the natural instinct. ~ Steve Redgrave,
1341:The more we love, the more we have to lose. But the only way to avoid loss is to avoid love. And what a sad world that would be. ~ V E Schwab,
1342:The reality of human behavior is that most people avoid those activities in which they perceive themselves to be failures. ~ Donald S Whitney,
1343:Therefore it is better to endure troubles with the hope of eternal deliverance than to avoid them and rush into eternal ruin. ~ Martin Luther,
1344:The worst thing in the world is to feel like people turn on the TV and say, oh god, it's that guy again. I'm trying to avoid that. ~ Joe Buck,
1345:This tendency to avoid problems and the emotional suffering inherent in them is the primary basis of all human mental illness. ~ M Scott Peck,
1346:You cannot love an employee into creativity, although you can ... avoid his dissatisfactions with the way you treat him. ~ Frederick Herzberg,
1347:You do, sometimes, remind me of the kind of man who is tempted to put himself in prison in order to avoid being hit by a car. ~ James Baldwin,
1348:Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher of poison with milk on top. ~ Chanakya,
1349:Avoid the use of abusive words in communications that may switch off the attention of your mentor and your customers away. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1350:Being human beings is not a responsibility we can avoid, but we can, and do, tell an awful lot of lies in trying to fulfill it. ~ S ndor M rai,
1351:Bellamy thought, he is beginning to avoid me, my presence embarrasses him, my problems irritate him. I am becoming an unperson. ~ Iris Murdoch,
1352:If you get called on to help somebody pull focus to some good cause, that's good use of your fame. I don't try to avoid that. ~ Morgan Freeman,
1353:I wake up the next morning renewed. I am a girl with a plan. I’m just going to have to avoid Josh forever. It’s as simple as that. ~ Jenny Han,
1354:Just as serious modern literature does not have plain old bad guys, sophisticated movies may also avoid such stock figures. ~ Roy F Baumeister,
1355:Kami concentrated on the scarecrows going by and scribbled: “Write in your notebook to avoid this awkward moment!” Angela ~ Sarah Rees Brennan,
1356:Let him know how to choose the mean and avoid the extremes on either side, as far as possible. . . . For this is the way of happiness. ~ Plato,
1357:Living in London, the water is really harsh, and my hair got so bad as soon as I moved there. But you can't really avoid that. ~ Margot Robbie,
1358:monopolists downplay their monopoly status to avoid scrutiny, while competitive firms strategically exaggerate their uniqueness. ~ Peter Thiel,
1359:Only because of the strength of a coalition of European armies at the battle of Vienna in 1683 did Europe avoid Ottoman rule. ~ Douglas Murray,
1360:Soldiers may accept a need to be the first to die in a war, but there is often an unseemly scramble to avoid becoming the last. ~ Max Hastings,
1361:The distinction between protectors and warriors is critical to avoid the seduction of the Dark Side."
-Luke Skywalker ~ Michael A Stackpole,
1362:The Republican leadership thinks the best way to avoid losing elections is to let the Democrats win every controversial issue. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1363:They will avoid ... those Overgrown Military establishements which ... are ... particularly hostile to Republican liberty. ~ George Washington,
1364:Words. Empty words. Sometimes I hate words. Sometimes they fail human experience. Sometimes words are a way to avoid the truth. ~ Alan Kaufman,
1365:You can put down a bad book; you can avoid listening to bad music; but you cannot miss the ugly tower block opposite your house. ~ Renzo Piano,
1366:avoid losing their slaves forever among the masses, masters branded the slaves they intended to keep on their fifteenth birthday. ~ Megg Jensen,
1367:For the wickedness of the world is so great you have to run your legs off in order to avoid having them stolen from under you. ~ Bertolt Brecht,
1368:for. We need to show consideration for others by helping them avoid the burden of owning more than they need or can enjoy. Tidying ~ Marie Kond,
1369:If, after spending time with a person, you feel as though you've lost a quart of plasma, avoid that person in the future. ~ William S Burroughs,
1370:If you look at my columns I precisely said we have to avoid that. That it's important not to stereotype [Donald] Trump voters. ~ Tucker Carlson,
1371:If you’re trying to avoid loss, there’s no point in taking another breath, or letting your heart beat one more time. It all ends. ~ Leah Raeder,
1372:I have found what I need most to heal a broken bond is time together—the very thing I avoid is the thing most desired. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
1373:In conversation, points arise! If a human being converses much, it is impossible for him to avoid the truth! (Hercule Poirot) ~ Agatha Christie,
1374:It is only by knowing how little life has in store for us that we are able to look on the bright side and avoid disappointment. ~ Ellen Glasgow,
1375:Know and understand that there will be challenges and difficult times. Don't try to avoid them. Welcome them. Gratefully. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
1376:Maintaining one’s vigilance against biases is a chore—but the chance to avoid a costly mistake is sometimes worth the effort. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
1377:Most of the time, if you think of the small details, rather than the bigger picture, you’ll avoid adverbs and clichés naturally. ~ Jessica Bell,
1378:Once an emotion is toxically shame bound, one feels numb. The emotional avoidance is sealed by learning to avoid the avoidance. ~ John Bradshaw,
1379:Once formed, categories are the basis for normal prejudgment. We cannot possibly avoid this process. Orderly living depends upon it ~ Anonymous,
1380:Once you get into the world of dystopia, it's hard to avoid plagiarism, because other people have had such powerful visions. ~ Anthony Horowitz,
1381:Sometimes faggot is the right word. There's a trend in this country to avoid words: "We can't say that one anymore it's offensive." ~ Joe Rogan,
1382:The moral sense enables one to perceive morality, and avoid it. The immoral sense enables one to perceive immorality and enjoy it. ~ Mark Twain,
1383:The people playing these roles may have very good ideas and opinions but I wanted to avoid the old adage: Do as I say, not as I do. ~ Anonymous,
1384:Time travel was once considered scientific heresy, and I used to avoid talking about it for fear of being labelled a 'crank.' ~ Stephen Hawking,
1385:We cannot avoid pain, we cannot avoid loss. Contentment comes from the ease and flexibility with which we move through change. ~ Helen Fielding,
1386:When you’re in the eye of the tornado, the world looks blurry—especially when you’re working hard to avoid clear vision.” Mona ~ Deborah Coonts,
1387:And whenever you look at somebody as an enemy,you never look deep,you never look into the eye, you avoid. Don't be a fighter, be a lover. ~ Osho,
1388:Don't hit at all if you can help it; don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1389:Every intense relationship between human beings is full of traps, and if you want it to endure you have to learn to avoid them. ~ Elena Ferrante,
1390:If I'm on a boat I will wave to every breathing thing I pass. If I'm not on a boat I try to avoid every breathing thing I pass. ~ Caroline Manzo,
1391:I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving. ~ Craig Ferguson,
1392:I write constantly, trying to avoid the dull pain of gradual loss, trying not to think about the fact that I am leaving soon. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
1393:On the whole, I prefer not to be lectured on patriotism by those who keep offshore maildrops in order to avoid paying their taxes. ~ Molly Ivins,
1394:She liked his advise better than Pinion's, because it was full of things to accomplish now rather than things to avoid forever. ~ Seth Dickinson,
1395:The most dangerous adversary you’ll ever face is an opponent who’s skilled with a knife. Avoid these confrontations at all costs. ~ Blake Crouch,
1396:There are few who are worthy to understand what I feel. [...] I seek out those who are of this chosen few, and I avoid the rest. ~ Marcel Proust,
1397:To avoid being sexist and racist, we should assume that half the perpetrators of violent crimes are white, liberal women. ~ Michael Z Williamson,
1398:We all have ambivalent feelings toward work ... We try to avoid it, and yet we seem to require it for our emotional well-being. ~ Samuel Florman,
1399:We must at all costs avoid saying no because people prefer those who say yes, and this allows us to survive in hostile territory. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1400:When you wish to obtain some concession from a man’s self-love, you must avoid even the appearance of wishing to wound it.” “I ~ Alexandre Dumas,
1401:you can invite trouble if you slouch, avoid eye contact, use vague, imprecise language, and are generally sloppy in your attire. ~ Carmine Gallo,
1402:Anything you avoid in life will come back, over and over again, until you’re willing to face it—to look deeply into its true nature. ~ Adyashanti,
1403:Buffett observes: “Charlie and I have not learned how to solve difficult business problems. What we have learned is to avoid them. ~ Rolf Dobelli,
1404:Change is one of the scariest things in the world and yet it is also one of those variables of human existence that no one can avoid. ~ Aberjhani,
1405:Chien was careful to avoid debates over science and faith. To him, wonder was wonder and did not require further complications. ~ Scott Nicholson,
1406:I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence. ~ Malcolm X,
1407:I did not want to avoid service. I did realize reservists could be called up, and that it was something that I wanted to do. ~ Richard Blumenthal,
1408:Go ahead! Panic!" screamed Picchu from somewhere in the background. "Do it now and avoid the June rush! Fear death by water! ~ Diane Duane,
1409:I must choose my words carefully in order to avoid any negative interpretation. Among politicians, this is a tactic known as lying. ~ Pat Paulsen,
1410:In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong. ~ Charles Dickens,
1411:It seems that God arranged the most humiliating circumstances possible for His entrance, as if to avoid any charge of favoritism. ~ Philip Yancey,
1412:Nobody can avoid falling in love,” he said. “They might want to deny it, but friendship is probably the most common form of love. ~ Stieg Larsson,
1413:One should make the best choice possible given the circumstances, and then avoid second-guessing for the sake of one's own sanity. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
1414:One should make the best choice possible given the circumstances, and then avoid second-guessing for the sake of one’s own sanity. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
1415:Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. ~ Socrates,
1416:The fact is that Stage Two wants to avoid accountability at all costs and will invent reasons to remain disconnected and disengaged. ~ Dave Logan,
1417:The old man bridled at this. All his life he had gone out of his way to avoid any situation that might be mistaken for a friendship. ~ Dan Rhodes,
1418:There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain. ~ R D Laing,
1419:we can only avoid chaos in the world of human affairs by having an agreed standard for the measure of a unit of morality. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
1420:We ought so to behave to one another as to avoid making enemies of our friends, and at the same time to make friends of our enemies. ~ Pythagoras,
1421:When one would make a surprise attack on the enemy, he should avoid the major roads and seek out the lesser ones. Then attack. ~ Takeda Nobushige,
1422:Yes, she's bleeding to death upstairs, but I thought I'd avoid telling you right away, because I like to draw the suspense out. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1423:you must only pay attention to things that strengthen you and avoid anything that makes you feel physically or mentally weaker. ~ Joshua P Warren,
1424:Abide not with dualism, Carefully avoid pursuing it; As soon as you have right and wrong, Confusion ensues, and Mind is lost. (172) ~ Edward Conze,
1425:A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. ~ Fred Allen,
1426:All the things that make us human make us terrible investors and you have to understand what they are and how to avoid them. ~ William J Bernstein,
1427:Avoid trouble with those who are fanatics; they remain imprisoned in exclusivism and deserve compassion just as any other prisoner. ~ Chico Xavier,
1428:everything is toxic. That's the point. You can't avoid toxins. Thinking you can is just another symptom of the toxic overload stage. ~ Jane Smiley,
1429:HARRY, THIS IS NO TIME TO BE A GENTLEMAN!" Wood roared as Harry swerved to avoid collision. "KNOCK HER OFF HER BROOM IF YOU HAVE TO! ~ J K Rowling,
1430:I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place. ~ Winston Churchill,
1431:I believed that divorce was for cowards who used their partner’s failings as an excuse to avoid looking too closely in the mirror. ~ Janelle Brown,
1432:I mean learning how to spot danger and avoid it in a responsible, careful way. You have to understand your environment. Respect it. ~ Jenn Bennett,
1433:It is the part of cowardice, not of courage, to go and crouch in a hole under a massive tomb, to avoid the blows of fortune. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
1434:roots, and the rabbits and lumberjacks they were lucky enough to avoid? This is not a book about tall trees. It's a book about forests ~ Anonymous,
1435:So I suggest sticking to a single author name, unless you absolutely have to break up your reader base to avoid muddying your brand. ~ Emlyn Chand,
1436:So I suggest you stick close, pay attention, and avoid breaking the Terrorverse's only commandment: Thou shall not be stupid. ~ Seth Grahame Smith,
1437:Testing is the process of comparing the invisible to the ambiguous, so as to avoid the unthinkable happening to the anonymous. ~ James Marcus Bach,
1438:The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing. ~ John Clare,
1439:There are three approaches we can take toward our possessions: face them now, face them sometime, or avoid them until the day we die. ~ Marie Kond,
1440:There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain. ~ R D Laing,
1441:There is a strong ethical dimension to the best comedy. Not only does it avoid reinforcing prejudices, it actively challenges them. ~ Steve Coogan,
1442:The truth that many people never understand until it is too late is that the more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer. ~ Thomas Merton,
1443:Young poets are advised by their elders to avoid the practice of journalism as they would wet socks and gin before breakfast. ~ Archibald MacLeish,
1444:Avoid getting wrapped up in things - especially status purchases - as these often come at the expense of people and relationships. ~ Wanda Urbanska,
1445:Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them. ~ Horace,
1446:Avoid,Profaneness; come not here: Nothing but holy, pure, and clear, Or that which groaneth to be so, May at his peril further go. ~ George Herbert,
1447:Believe it or not, lots of people change their majors and abandon their dreams just to avoid a couple of math classes in college. ~ Danica McKellar,
1448:Human comedy is more profound than tragedy. In tragedy we die and it is very sad. In comedy we avoid death, and it is even sadder. ~ Jennifer Stone,
1449:If there were anything harmful on the other side of death, they would have made sure that the ability to avoid it was within you. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1450:If you are seeking power and knowledge, you need to go to places that are healthy and happy and radiant. Avoid places that aren't. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1451:I have always tried to make profitable films because people's offices shut down if films fail, and I will do everything to avoid that. ~ Imtiaz Ali,
1452:In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong. I ~ Charles Dickens,
1453:in this life you’ll get plenty of the things you try your hardest to avoid most of which will hurt plenty of which will make you stronger ~ R H Sin,
1454:I say to all those leaders, do not look the other way. Do not hesitate... It is within your power to avoid a genocide of humanity. ~ Nelson Mandela,
1455:It is not difficult to avoid death, gentlemen of the jury; it is much more difficult to avoid wickedness, for it runs faster than death. ~ Socrates,
1456:It's the little things that find us out, the little things we refuse to do in order to avoid doing the big things that can save us. ~ Ralph Ellison,
1457:John Kerry gave the enemy for free what I and many of my comrades in North Vietnam in the prison camps took torture to avoid saying. ~ Paul Galanti,
1458:Just because you cannot avoid this tool altogether doesn’t mean you have to cede all authority over its role in your mental landscape ~ Cal Newport,
1459:My guideline has always been to avoid a focus on me personally. Not because of any deep, dark secrets. Rather just a sense of privacy. ~ Bill Gates,
1460:Never comment on a woman's rear end. Never use the words 'large' or 'size' with 'rear end'. Never. Avoid the area altogether. Trust me. ~ Tim Allen,
1461:such lines of inquiry start to smack of philosophy, and it is far better to avoid that murky swamp and answer this by science alone. ~ Robert Lanza,
1462:The spot paintings, the spin paintings, they're all a mechanical way to avoid the actual guy in a room, myself, with a blank canvas. ~ Damien Hirst,
1463:The three things in life he’d wanted to avoid had all come to pass: “to wear eyeglasses, to lose my hair, and to become a refugee. ~ Philippe Sands,
1464:The whole politically correct movement, if it - if that's what it is, was spawned by liberals. So I try to avoid categorizing myself. ~ Nat Hentoff,
1465:To die in order to avoid the pains of poverty, love, or anything that is disagreeable, is not the part of a brave man, but of a coward. ~ Aristotle,
1466:Vast is the difference between ‘holding’ and ‘being held’. You hold, only what you love. What you hate holds you. Avoid being held. ~ Mikhail Naimy,
1467:Whoever wants to be free, therefore, let him not want or avoid anything that is up to others. Otherwise he will necessarily be a slave. ~ Epictetus,
1468:You should avoid hedging, at least that's what I think. You should be ashamed to die until you've made some contribution to mankind. ~ Vernon Johns,
1469:Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men. ~ Laozi,
1470:Bloodshed isn't fun, but I won't avoid it if it's necessary." Jack was quiet a moment, indulging his eyes.  "Can I have your babies? ~ Glenn Bullion,
1471:Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they're made for you, but you can't avoid them. ~ Mhairi McFarlane,
1472:Do not take yourself too seriously. You have to learn not to be dismayed at making mistakes. No human being can avoid failures. ~ Lawrence G Lovasik,
1473:Dont avoid extremes, and dont choose any one extreme. Remain available to both the polarities - that is the art, the secret of balancing. ~ Rajneesh,
1474:He'd heard about people who ascended too quickly and developed nitrogen bubbles in their blood. Leo wanted to avoid carbonated blood. ~ Rick Riordan,
1475:I never want someone to come out of one of my films and say, "Damn. I wasted an hour and a half of my life." I'm trying to avoid that. ~ Will Packer,
1476:Is a friend someone who rescues you when you get into trouble, or is it someone who helps you avoid the trouble in the first place? ~ Joseph R Lallo,
1477:I try to avoid weapons that talk. I find them rude and distracting. Once, Artemis had a bow that could cuss like a Phoenician sailor. ~ Rick Riordan,
1478:I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay. If you are saved and accept the Lord, you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment. ~ Robert Duvall,
1479:Newsflash, babe, we are in Siberia, you can’t exactly avoid him, he is like one- tenth of the population,” she argued reading my mind. ~ Anne Malcom,
1480:people tend to avoid taking risks—they are “risk averse”—when they are deciding among potential gains, potential positive outcomes. ~ Barry Schwartz,
1481:The music had the ability to conjure images in my head and help me drown out the tension and noise I was trying to avoid at my house. ~ Duff McKagan,
1482:The present goal of the individual
in group enterprises is to avoid dominance; leadership is felt to be a character disorder. ~ Donald Barthelme,
1483:There are two things that people [are surrounded by and] avoid trying to understand. One is music, and the other is electricity. ~ Frank Oppenheimer,
1484:We do not homeschool to avoid wicked people. We homeschool so we wicked people can talk all day about the one Man who wasn’t wicked. ~ R C Sproul Jr,
1485:When failure is demonized, people will try to avoid it at all costs—even when it represents nothing more than a temporary setback. ~ Steven D Levitt,
1486:When I am with others, they are my teachers. I can select their good points and follow them, and select their bad points and avoid them. ~ Confucius,
1487:But it is within your power to avoid disappointment, by directing your desires to things that are rightfully yours to obtain and control. ~ Epictetus,
1488:Don’t save for a rainy day, spend your money now. Don’t avoid the puddles, go dancing in the rain and other such “seize life” clichés. ~ Holly Martin,
1489:Fear of insignificance creates the result it dreads, arrives at the destination it tries to avoid, facilitates the scenario it disdains. ~ Max Lucado,
1490:He turned his head to avoid seeing the happy tableau of pleasures that he had passionately loved and that he would never enjoy again. ~ Marcel Proust,
1491:I heaved a large sigh of resignation and pushed off on my three-mile route, mapped out with great care to avoid hills and bakeries. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1492:It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required. ~ Ivan Goncharov,
1493:It is better to avoid than to run, better to run than to de-escalate, better to de-escalate than to fight, better to fight than to die. ~ Rory Miller,
1494:I want to avoid sounding like I'm criticizing because I don't have all the facts in front of me yet. And I am trying to be a unifier. ~ Keith Ellison,
1495:Merrin began buttoning up the cassock. “Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon.” The demon! ~ William Peter Blatty,
1496:No one had to impose my enemies on me. I selected them myself. I didn't avoid them: I pointed them out, marked them, attacked them. ~ Jacobo Timerman,
1497:Safety, reputation, their lives, their friends, and their world. Writers typically try to avoid that because it's not expedient. ~ Christopher Bollen,
1498:Samson entertained Delilah, and she infiltrated his heart and took his secrets. Avoid entertaining thoughts that will destroy your peace. ~ T D Jakes,
1499:The irony of finding himself smack in the midst of the demimonde he’d tried to avoid amused Ted. So here we are, he thought. At last. ~ Jennifer Egan,
1500:the more self-focused we become in trying to avoid pain and service our pleasures, the more we fall victim to greed and not sharing, ~ Paul B Gilbert,

IN CHAPTERS [150/753]



  244 Integral Yoga
   78 Occultism
   60 Philosophy
   60 Christianity
   44 Poetry
   38 Fiction
   35 Psychology
   31 Yoga
   12 Education
   7 Integral Theory
   7 Hinduism
   7 Cybernetics
   6 Science
   5 Mythology
   4 Baha i Faith
   3 Theosophy
   3 Sufism
   3 Buddhism
   2 Mysticism
   2 Kabbalah
   1 Thelema
   1 Philsophy
   1 Alchemy


  140 Sri Aurobindo
  139 The Mother
   59 Satprem
   41 Aleister Crowley
   40 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   35 H P Lovecraft
   34 Carl Jung
   21 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   19 Plotinus
   16 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   15 James George Frazer
   12 Rudolf Steiner
   12 Friedrich Nietzsche
   11 Swami Vivekananda
   11 Aldous Huxley
   10 Swami Krishnananda
   10 Sri Ramakrishna
   10 Saint John of Climacus
   9 Plato
   9 A B Purani
   7 Saint Teresa of Avila
   7 Norbert Wiener
   6 Walt Whitman
   6 Robert Browning
   6 Franz Bardon
   5 Ovid
   4 Thubten Chodron
   4 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   4 Jorge Luis Borges
   4 Jordan Peterson
   4 Baha u llah
   3 Vyasa
   3 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   3 Patanjali
   3 Lucretius
   3 Ken Wilber
   3 Henry David Thoreau
   3 Bokar Rinpoche
   3 Aristotle
   3 Anonymous
   3 Al-Ghazali
   2 William Wordsworth
   2 R Buckminster Fuller
   2 Rabindranath Tagore
   2 Rabbi Moses Luzzatto
   2 Peter J Carroll
   2 Nirodbaran
   2 Mahendranath Gupta
   2 Edgar Allan Poe


   35 Lovecraft - Poems
   25 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   22 Liber ABA
   21 Letters On Yoga IV
   20 Magick Without Tears
   16 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   15 The Golden Bough
   15 City of God
   12 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   12 Letters On Yoga II
   11 The Perennial Philosophy
   11 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   11 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   10 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   10 The Life Divine
   10 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   10 On Education
   9 Words Of Long Ago
   9 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   9 Record of Yoga
   9 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   9 Agenda Vol 02
   8 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   8 Essays On The Gita
   8 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   8 Agenda Vol 03
   7 Twilight of the Idols
   7 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   7 Questions And Answers 1956
   7 Questions And Answers 1954
   7 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   7 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   7 Cybernetics
   6 Whitman - Poems
   6 The Phenomenon of Man
   6 Some Answers From The Mother
   6 Questions And Answers 1955
   6 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   6 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   6 Essays Divine And Human
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   6 Browning - Poems
   6 Agenda Vol 08
   5 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   5 The Secret Doctrine
   5 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   5 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   5 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   5 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   5 Metamorphoses
   5 Letters On Yoga III
   5 Agenda Vol 13
   5 Agenda Vol 12
   4 Words Of The Mother II
   4 Vedic and Philological Studies
   4 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   4 The Future of Man
   4 The Bible
   4 Talks
   4 Raja-Yoga
   4 Prayers And Meditations
   4 Maps of Meaning
   4 Letters On Poetry And Art
   4 Hymn of the Universe
   4 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   4 Bhakti-Yoga
   4 Agenda Vol 10
   3 Walden
   3 Vishnu Purana
   3 The Problems of Philosophy
   3 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   3 Theosophy
   3 The Human Cycle
   3 The Book of Certitude
   3 The Blue Cliff Records
   3 The Alchemy of Happiness
   3 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   3 Shelley - Poems
   3 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   3 Poetics
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   3 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
   3 Of The Nature Of Things
   3 Letters On Yoga I
   3 Initiation Into Hermetics
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   3 Collected Poems
   3 Aion
   3 Agenda Vol 11
   3 Agenda Vol 09
   3 Agenda Vol 01
   2 Wordsworth - Poems
   2 Words Of The Mother III
   2 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   2 The Way of Perfection
   2 The Secret Of The Veda
   2 The Essentials of Education
   2 Tagore - Poems
   2 Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking
   2 Questions And Answers 1953
   2 On the Way to Supermanhood
   2 Liber Null
   2 Let Me Explain
   2 Labyrinths
   2 Isha Upanishad
   2 General Principles of Kabbalah
   2 Dark Night of the Soul
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   2 Agenda Vol 06
   2 Agenda Vol 05
   2 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   2 Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2E
   2 5.1.01 - Ilion


0.00a - Introduction, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Some modern Nature-worshippers and members of the newly-washed and redeemed witch-cult have complimented me on this closing chapter which I entitled 'The Ladder." I am pleased about this. For a very long time I was not at all familiar with the topic of witchcraft. I had avoided it entirely, not being attracted to its literature in any way. In fact, I only became slightly conversant with its theme and literature just a few years ago, after reading "The Anatomy of Eve" written by Dr. Leopold Stein, a Jungian analyst. In the middle of his study of four cases, he included a most informative chapter on the subject. This served to stimulate me to wider reading in that area.
  In 1932, at the suggestion of Thomas Burke, the novelist, I submitted my manuscript to one of his publishers, Messrs. Constable in London. They were unable to use it, but made some encouraging comments and advised me to submit it to Riders. To my delight and surprise, Riders published it, and throughout the years the reaction it has had indicated other students found it also fulfilled their need for a condensed and simplified survey of such a vast subject as the Qabalah.

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   Girish Chandra Ghosh was a born rebel against God, a sceptic, a Bohemian, a drunkard. He was the greatest Bengali dramatist of his time, the father of the modem Bengali stage. Like other young men he had imbibed all the vices of the West. He had plunged into a life of dissipation and had become convinced that religion was only a fraud. Materialistic philosophy he justified as enabling one to get at least a little fun out of life. But a series of reverses shocked him and he became eager to solve the riddle of life. He had heard people say that in spiritual life the help of a guru was imperative and that the guru was to be regarded as God Himself. But Girish was too well acquainted with human nature to see perfection in a man. His first meeting with Sri Ramakrishna did not impress him at all. He returned home feeling as if he had seen a freak at a circus; for the Master, in a semi-conscious mood, had inquired whether it was evening, though the lamps were burning in the room. But their paths often crossed, and Girish could not avoid further encounters. The Master attended a performance in Girish's Star Theatre. On this occasion, too, Girish found nothing impressive about him. One day, however, Girish happened to see the Master dancing and singing with the devotees. He felt the contagion and wanted to join them, but restrained himself for fear of ridicule. Another day Sri Ramakrishna was about to give him spiritual instruction, when Girish said: "I don't want to listen to instructions. I have myself written many instructions. They are of no use to me. Please help me in a more tangible way If you can." This pleased the Master and he asked Girish to cultivate faith.
   As time passed, Girish began to learn that the guru is the one who silently unfolds the disciple's inner life. He became a steadfast devotee of the Master. He often loaded the Master with insults, drank in his presence, and took liberties which astounded the other devotees. But the Master knew that at heart Girish was tender, faithful, and sincere. He would not allow Girish to give up the theatre. And when a devotee asked him to tell Girish to give up drinking, he sternly replied: "That is none of your business. He who has taken charge of him will look after him. Girish is a devotee of heroic type. I tell you, drinking will not affect him." The Master knew that mere words could not induce a man to break deep-rooted habits, but that the silent influence of love worked miracles. Therefore he never asked him to give up alcohol, with the result that Girish himself eventually broke the habit. Sri Ramakrishna had strengthened Girish's resolution by allowing him to feel that he was absolutely free.

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    taken to avoid this.
     The number 90 is the last paragraph is not merely

0.00 - The Wellspring of Reality, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  Quite clearly, our task is predominantly metaphysical, for it is how to get all of humanity to educate itself swiftly enough to generate spontaneous social behaviors that will avoid extinction.
  Living upon the threshold between yesterday and tomorrow, which threshold we reflexively assumed in some long ago yesterday to constitute an eternal now, we are aware of the daily-occurring, vast multiplication of experience generated information by which we potentially may improve our understanding of our yesterdays' experiences and therefrom derive our most farsighted preparedness for successive tomorrows.

0.01 - Letters from the Mother to Her Son, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  of 110 to 120 people and to avoid movements that would be
  detrimental to the achievement of our yogic aim.
  --
  that is why war has been avoided - for the time being.
  22 October 1938

0.01 - Life and Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  God. Therefore we see in India that a sharp incompatibility has been created between life in the world and spiritual growth and perfection, and although the tradition and ideal of a victorious harmony between the inner attraction and the outer demand remains, it is little or else very imperfectly exemplified. In fact, when a man turns his vision and energy inward and enters on the path of Yoga, he is popularly supposed to be lost inevitably to the great stream of our collective existence and the secular effort of humanity. So strongly has the idea prevailed, so much has it been emphasised by prevalent philosophies and religions that to escape from life is now commonly considered as not only the necessary condition, but the general object of Yoga. No synthesis of Yoga can be satisfying which does not, in its aim, reunite God and Nature in a liberated and perfected human life or, in its method, not only permit but favour the harmony of our inner and outer activities and experiences in the divine consummation of both. For man is precisely that term and symbol of a higher Existence descended into the material world in which it is possible for the lower to transfigure itself and put on the nature of the higher and the higher to reveal itself in the forms of the lower. To avoid the life which is given him for the realisation of that possibility, can never be either the indispensable condition or the whole and ultimate object of his supreme endeavour or of his most powerful means of self-fulfilment. It can only be a temporary necessity under certain conditions or a specialised extreme effort imposed on the individual so as to prepare a greater general possibility for the race. The true and full object and utility of Yoga can only be accomplished when the conscious
  Yoga in man becomes, like the subconscious Yoga in Nature, outwardly conterminous with life itself and we can once more, looking out both on the path and the achievement, say in a more perfect and luminous sense: "All life is Yoga."

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  as much as he can; no one thinks of saving and avoiding waste.
  It is the triumph of egoism. You may show this to them and add
  --
  elsewhere. To avoid any possible misunderstanding, it would be
  best if X or Y speaks to them in your presence.
  --
  from it. I suggest that for the time being you avoid contact with
  X as far as possible. But if contact is established, beware of

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  You must avoid the one as carefully as the other.
  My most beloved Mother, an introspection has revealed
  --
  practice, and for this the most important thing to avoid is useless
  talking. It is not work but useless talk which takes us away from
  --
  Should one always avoid a circumstance which is conducive to undesirable impulses? Or should one rather
  accept the circumstance and try to be its master?
  It is always better to avoid the temptation.
  One has only to persist with a calm confidence and the vital will

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Why does this happen? How can we avoid it?
  That's how it is when one is lacking in will and in force of
  --
  This is also the way to avoid going to undesirable places during
  your sleep, for in those places you are sure not to meet us. Try,

01.10 - Principle and Personality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We do not speak like politicians or banias; but the very truth of the matter demands such a policy or line of action. It is very well to talk of principles and principles alone, but what are principles unless they take life and form in a particular individual? They are airy nothings, notions in the brain of logicians and metaphysicians, fit subjects for discussion in the academy, but they are devoid of that vital urge which makes them creative agencies. We have long lines of philosophers, especially European, who most scrupulously avoided all touch of personalities, whose utmost care was to keep principles pure and unsullied; and the upshot was that those principles remained principles only, barren and infructuous, some thing like, in the strong and puissant phrase of BaudelaireLa froide majest de la femme strile. And on the contrary, we have had other peoples, much addicted to personalitiesespecially in Asiawho did not care so much for abstract principles as for concrete embodiments; and what has been the result here? None can say that they did not produce anything or produced only still-born things. They produced living creaturesephemeral, some might say, but creatures that lived and moved and had their days.
   But, it may be asked, what is the necessity, what is the purpose in making it all a one man show? Granting that principles require personalities for their fructuation and vital functioning, what remains to be envisaged is not one personality but a plural personality, the people at large, as many individuals of the human race as can be consciously imbued with those principles. When principles are made part and parcel of, are concentrated in a single solitary personality, they get "cribbed and cabined," they are vitiated by the idiosyncrasies of the man, they come to have a narrower field of application; they are emptied of the general verities they contain and finally cease to have any effect.

01.11 - Aldous Huxley: The Perennial Philosophy, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   "To its heights we can always come. For those of us who are still splashing about in the lower ooze, the phrase has a rather ironical ring. Nevertheless, in the light of even the most distant acquaintance with the heights and the fullness, it is possible to understand what its author means. To discover the Kingdom of God exclusively within oneself is easier than to discover it, not only there, but also in the outer worlds of minds and things and living creatures. It is easier because the heights within reveal themselves to those who are ready to exclude from their purview all that lies without. And though this exclusion may be a painful and mortificatory process, the fact remains that it is less arduous than the process of inclusion, by which we come to know the fullness as well as the heights of spiritual life. Where there is exclusive concentration on the heights within, temptations and distractions are avoided and there is a general denial and suppression. But when the hope is to know God inclusivelyto realise the divine Ground in the world as well as in the soul, temptations and distractions must not be avoided, but submitted to and used as opportunities for advance; there must be no suppression of outward-turning activities, but a transformation of them so that they become sacramental."
   The neatness of the commentary cannot be improved upon. Only with regard to the "ironical ring" of which Huxley speaks, it has just to be pointed out, as he himself seems to understand, that the "we" referred to in the phrase does not mean humanity in general that 'splashes about in the lower ooze' but those who have a sufficiently developed inner spiritual life.

0.12 - Letters to a Student, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  faithful instrument can avoid error, if he is careful to act only at
  the divine command and to add nothing personal to it.

0.14 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The best way to avoid growing old is to make progress the
  goal of our life.
  --
  possible, in order to avoid giving themselves to the Divine.
  10 February 1972

0 1958-11-11, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   When I write something, I dont expect people to understand it, but I try to avoid the least possible distortion of the experience or the image in this kind of shrinking towards expression.
   What is this spring?

0 1960-06-04, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   There are two things to avoid: falling into a stupor of unconsciousness, with all those things coming up from the subconscious and the unconscious that invade and penetrate you, and a vital and mental hyperactivity in which you pass your time literally fightingterrible battles. People come out of that black and blue, as if they had been beaten and they have been, it is not as if! And I see only one way outto change the nature of sleep.
   Mother added:

0 1960-10-25, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   But its good to know in order to avoid this feeling of being crushed when things are still completely outside your control, this sense of fatality people havetheyre born, they live, they die: Nature is crushing and we are the playthings of something much bigger, much stronger than us that is the Falsehood.
   In any case, for myself, in my yoga, only after I KNEW that I AM the Master of everything (provided I know how to BE this Master and LET myself be this Masterprovided, that is, that the outer stupidity accepts to stay in its place), did I know that one could be the Master of Nature.

0 1961-01-22, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Something was obviously bent on preventing me from going down for the distribution.4 But by an act of will I went down. I will do it, I said. But it was difficult. There were moments when it sidled up to me: Now youre going to faint, and then, Now your legs will no longer be able to walk. Now. It kept coming like that. So I kept repeating the japa the whole time, and it was touch-and-go right up to the end. Finally I couldnt distinguish people, I saw only shapes, forms passing by, and not clearly. When the distribution was over, I got up (I knew I had to get up), I stood up without flinching and stepped down from the chair without faltering. But I was not careful and when I turned away from the light in the room to go towards the staircasean abrupt blackout. Not the blackout of a faintmy eyes no longer saw. I saw only shadows. Ah! I said to myself, where is the step?! And to avoid missing it, I clutched the railing. What a commotion that made! Champaklal came rushing up, thinking I was about to fall!
   Anyhow.

0 1961-01-24, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I was above, as usual (Mother points above her head, indicating the higher consciousness), and I looked at that (Mother bends over, as if looking down at the earth), and said to myself, Hmm, this is getting dangerous. If it continues like this, it will result in in a war or a revolution or some catastrophea tidal wave or an earthquake. So I tried to counteract it by applying the highest consciousness to it, that of a perfect serenity. And I saw especially that this consciousness has been missioned to transform the earth through the Supermind and by the supramental Force, avoiding all catastrophes as far as possible: the Work is to be done as luminously and harmoniously as the earth would allow, even by going at a slower pace if need be. That was the idea. And I tried to counteract that whirlwind power with this consciousness.
   (long silence)

0 1961-01-31, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I always avoid putting him in contact with the realm of conflicts and contradictions because he is extremely sensitive and it causes him difficulties. Thats why I said, No, dont bother. Afterwards, it was fine!
   (silence)

0 1961-02-14, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Sri Aurobindo wants to make the distinction between the progressive soul (the soul which has experiences and progresses from life to life), what can be called the lower soul, and the higher soul, that is, the eternal, immutable and divine soulessentially divine. He wrote this when he was in contact with certain Theosophical writings, before I introduced Theons vocabulary to him. For Theon, there is the divine center which is the eternal soul, and the psychic being; similarly, to avoid using the same word in both cases, Sri Aurobindo speaks in later writings of the psychic being and of the divine center or central being the essential soul.
   What if we translate it la partie suprieure de lme, [the higher part of the soul], rather than me suprieure?

0 1961-06-20, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ive known that and have always taken great care to avoid it, for it opens the door to all deformations. Lele3 was like thatLele did the same thing: he behaved like a lout; he said it wasnt himself, it was Naturehe had nothing to do with it. This is all very well, but still theres a sort of affinity between your physical comportment and what you are inside, isnt there?!
   Sri Aurobindo didnt accept this tradition at all.

0 1961-09-10, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I feel this so often now. How to put it. I always try not to talktalking bothers me. Yes, its a real nuisance. When I see someone, the first thing I do is to avoid talking. Then, when the Vibration comes, its good; there is a sort of communication, and if the person is the least bit receptive, what comes is like a its subtler than music; its a vibration bringing its own principle of harmony. But people usually get impatient after a while and, wanting something more concrete, oblige me to talk. They always insist on it. Then, being in a certain atmosphere, a certain vibration, I immediately feel something going like this (gesture of a fall to another level), and then hardening. Even when I babble (you see, the very effort of trying to be more subtle makes me babble), even my babblings (laughing) become dry by comparison. There are all sorts of things that are so much fullerfull, packed with an inner richnessand as soon as this is put into words, oh!
   The night before last, around 3 in the morning, I was in a place where there were a lot of people from here (you were there), and I was trying to play some music, precisely in order to SAY something. There were three pianos there, which seemed to be interlocked into each other, so I leaned over sideways to get at one of the three and began playing on it. It was in a large hall with people seated at a distance, but you were just at my left alongside a young lady who was a symbol figure (that is, the vibration or impression I received from her and the relationship I had with her could be applied as well to four or five persons here: it was like relating to an amalgam something that is very interesting and often happens to me). Anyway, I was leaning over one of the keyboards and trying trying to work something out, to illustrate how this would translate into that. Finally I realized that playing half-standing, half-leaning was unnecessary acrobatics, because a grand piano was right there in front, so I sat down before it. Well, the most amusing part of it was that the keys (there were two keyboards) were all bluelike the marbled paper we are making now, all blue, and with every possible marbled effect. Black keys, white keys, high keys, low keys (all of them were the same width, quite wide, like this), all seemed to be coated but it wasnt paperwith this blue. Facing the piano I said to myself, Well now, this cant be played with physical eyesit has to be played FROM ABOVE.

0 1961-11-05, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have noticed that as soon as one speaks of Richard one is unwittingly led to tell lies. Thats why I am so terribly careful to avoid the subject.
   The first issue began with The Wherefore of the Worlds (the English following the French), and in it Richard attributed the origin of the world to Desire. They were in perpetual disagreement on this subject, Richard saying, It is Desire, and Sri Aurobindo, The initial force of the Manifestation is Joy. Then Richard would say, God DESIRED to know Himself, and Sri Aurobindo, No, God had the Joy of knowing Himself. And it went on and on like that!

0 1961-12-18, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I suppose you can return their money and cancel the contract but reserve the right to print the book yourself, changing the presentation to avoid any confusion with their collection.
   ***

0 1961-12-20, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Dear Sir I must begin by telling you that although this text is an excellent essay, it is not, in its present form, a book for the Spiritual Masters series. Let us enumerate the reasons for this. First of all, the general impression is of an ABSTRACT text. I can straight-away imagine your reaction to this and I dread misunderstandings! But putting myself in the readers place, since, once again, it does involve a collection intended for a wide public that we are beginning to know well, I can assure you that this public will not be able to follow page after page of reflections upon what one is bound to call a philosophical and spiritual system. Obviously this impression is caused primarily by the fact that you have begun with twenty-one pages where the reader is assumed to already know of Sri Aurobindos historical existence and the content of the Vedas and the Upanishads, plus I dont know how many other notions of rite, truth, divinity, wisdom, etc., etc. In my view, and the solution is going to appear cruel to you, for you certainly value these twenty-one pages [on the Secret of the Veda], they should purely and simply be deleted, for everything you say there, which is very rich in meaning, can only become clear when one has read what follows. There are many books in which readers can be asked to make the effort entailed in not understanding the beginning until they have read the end: but not books of popular culture. One could envisage an introduction of three or four pages to situate the spiritual climate and cultural world in which Sri Aurobindos thought has taken place, provided, however, that it is sufficiently descriptive, and not a pre-synthesis of everything to be expounded upon in what follows. In a general way you are going to smile, finding me quite Cartesian! But the readership we address is more or less permeated by a widespread Cartesianism, and you can help them, if you like, to reverse their methodology, but on the condition that you make yourself understood right from the start. Generally, you dont make enough use of analysis and, even before analysis, of a description of the realities being analyzed. That is why the sections of pure philosophical analysis seem much too long to us, and, even apart from the abstract character of the chapter on evolution (which should certainly be shorter), one feels at a positive standstill! After having waited patiently, and sometimes impatiently, for some light to be thrown on Sri Aurobindos own experience, one reads with genuine amazement that one can draw on energies from above instead of drawing on them from the material nature around oneself, or from an animal sleep, or that one can modify his sleep and render it conscious master illnesses before they enter the body. All of that in less than a page; and you conclude that the spirit that was the slave of matter becomes again the master of evolution. But how Sri Aurobindo was led to think this, the experiences that permitted him to verify it, those that permit other men to consider the method transmittable, the difficulties, the obstacles, the realizationsdoesnt this constitute the essence of what must be said to make the reader understand? Once again, it is the question of a pedagogy intimately tied in with the spirit of the collection. Let me add as well that I always find it deplorable when a thought is not expressed purely for its own sake, but is accompanied by an aggressive irony towards concepts which the author does not share. This is pointless and harms the ideas being presented, all the more so because they are expressed in contrast with caricatured notions: the allusions you make to such concepts as you think yourself capable of evoking the soul, creation, virtue, sin, salvationwould only hold some interest if the reader could find those very concepts within himself. But, as they are caricatured by your pen, the reader is given the impression of an all too easily obtained contrast between certain ideas admired and others despised. Whereas it would be far more to the point if they corresponded to something real in the religious consciousness of the West. I have too much esteem for you and the spiritual world in which you live to avoid saying this through fear of upsetting you.
   Amen.

0 1962-03-11, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But isnt it possible to have a fruitful collaboration with those beings? Should they be avoided altogether, or what?
   Collaboration? Not with them as they are, and not in the world as it isno.

0 1962-03-13, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No, if I sometimes seem like I couldnt care less (is that what you meant?), its simply to avoid looking like a victim or a martyr; I am neither a victim nor a martyr I detest that.
   I understand.

0 1962-05-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (After a silence) Among those who have gone beyond the stage of needing successive reincarnations to develop their psychic beings, among those whose souls are conscious, fully developed, there are some who (what shall I say?) who are chosen or destined to participate in a certain terrestrial action. And in the process of reincarnation, there is always always some degree of confusion and disarray, you see. I can speak of my own case, if you like; despite every precaution, certain kinds of confusion couldnt be avoided and of course this complicated the work. It was the same for Sri Aurobindo. And all this confusion sometimes greatly disrupts the work.
   But there are a certain number of beingsnot manywho have come back on earth ONLY to take part in a particular work, in a particular way. And outer things, personal and individual things, are virtually sacrificed to that. Certain faculties, for instance, whose source is the higher entity, faculties that in an ordinary life would result in a measure of power or fame or success or realization, are placed under conditions where their outer effect is subordinated to the needs of a particular work.

0 1962-06-20, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Pavitra was telling me the other day that, according to the latest scientific discoveries, matter in its present state can be immortal. Theres no reason that it couldnt change (for it changes all the time) enough to avoid decay. Nothing in matters composition stands in the way of its immortalityimmortality of form, I mean. If science simply follows its own course (and does not suddenly find itself confronted with something beyond its grasp), theres no reason it should not provide people who dont have a mystical or occult turn of mind with a way to use the present substance in imperishable forms, without recourse to anything from other realms.
   This is a great support for practical-minded people.

0 1962-07-07, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its simply to give some background. Still, I cant avoid saying whats new in what Sri Aurobindo brings, precisely because it has nothing to do with spiritual India. We cant avoid telling them this one way or another, can we?
   Yes, youre telling them very intelligently.

0 1962-08-28, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And at each step, its as though you had to take great care that nothing gets thrown off balance. The new combinations of vibrations, especially, are difficult for the body it must be very, very quiet, well under control, very peaceful, or else it panics. Because its used to vibrations whose effects follow a regular pattern, so if the pattern changes theres a kind of frightened jolt. That must be avoided, the body has to be very gently kept under control.
   What the mind thinks, what it expects to see, looks so childish in comparison, like yes, like theatrics, really. Its the difference between some grand extravaganza and the very modest life of each minute. Exactly that.

0 1962-10-30, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Actually, one should always keep this in the background of the consciousness and refer to it automatically to correct or avoid or annul all disturbances.
   Its what I use, for example, when the body has some trouble (I use it for the most ordinary and minor things: coughing when something goes down the wrong way, hiccups, things like that). All these minor problems of the body can be stopped almost instantly by entering that state. It takes a few seconds. It should be kept in the background all the time, all the time, all the time, as if supporting everything from behind. By nature it is absolutely silent, immobile, luminous. Yes, it gives the sense of Eternity and Infinity. It is eternal, infinite, outside of time, outside of space, its its Sat.

0 1962-11-17, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In April 1942, when England was struggling against the Nazis and Japan, which was threatening to invade Burma and India, Churchill sent an emissary, Sir Stafford Cripps, to New Delhi with a very generous proposal which he hoped would rally India's goodwill and cooperation in the fight against the worldwide threat. In this proposal, Great Britain offered India Dominion status, as a first step towards an independent government. Sri Aurobindo at once came out of retirement to wire his adhesion to Cripps; he wired all of India's leaders, and even sent a personal messenger to Gandhi and the Indian Congress to convince them to accept this unhoped for proposal without delay. One of Sri Aurobindo's telegrams to Rajagopalachari (the future President of India) spoke of the grave danger, which no one seemed to see, of rejecting Cripps' proposal: "... Some immediate solution urgent face grave peril. Appeal to you to save India formidable danger new foreign domination when old on way to self-elimination." No one understood: "Why is he meddling?" Had it accepted Dominion status, India would have avoided the partition of the country in two, the artificial creation of Pakistan, as well as the three wars that were to follow (and which we haven't heard the last of), and the blood bath that ravaged Bengal and the Punjab in 1947 at the time of the partition. (See in Addendum an extract from Sri Aurobindo's message on the occasion of India's Independence.)
   There is another side to the story. When Nehru died, Mother said in a message of May 27, 1964: "Nehru leaves his body but his soul is ONE with the Soul of India, that lives for Eternity."

0 1963-01-30, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I even find they should be avoided.
   Theyre bad. Somewhere they make me angry. It makes a very dark atmosphere, it clouds the atmosphere.

0 1964-03-25, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And it seems to me it occurs often enoughmuch more often than people think. For example every time an illness is cured, every time an accident is avoided, every time a catastrophe, even a global one, is avoided, all that is always the intervention of the Vibration of Harmony into the vibration of Disorder, allowing Disorder to cease.
   So the people, the faithful, who always say, Through the Divine Grace this has happened, arent so wrong.

0 1964-08-15, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   avoid the imagination that the supramental life will be only a heightened satisfaction of the desires of the vital and the body; nothing can be a greater obstacle to the Truth in its descent than this hope of glorification of the animal in the human nature. Mind wants the supramental state to be a confirmation of its own cherished ideas and preconceptions; the vital wants it to be a glorification of its own desires; the physical wants it to be a rich prolongation of its own comforts and pleasures and habits. If it were to be that, it would be only an exaggerated and highly magnified consummation of the animal and the human nature, not a transition from the human into the Divine.
   Sri Aurobindo

0 1965-06-18 - supramental ship, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   As for Thon, he used to say that the glorified body would be made of a matter denser than physical matter, but with qualities that physical matter doesnt have. And this substance does have qualities, they say, that Matter doesnt have, like for instance elasticity. Well, a few nights ago (I dont remember when), I was in a place in which a sort of pale gray substance had been collected, which looked like diluted clay (a paste, that is). And elastic, (laughing) glutinous! It was like diluted cement, but very pale, a really lovely pearl gray, and sticky: it could be stretched like chewing gum! And then there were a number of people who had gathered there to ba the in that substance. Some were crawling in it with delight! They were smearing themselves all over with it, and it was sticky! And I myself Once you were there, you were inevitably plunged in it to some extent: it seemed to be there even in the air; you couldnt avoid it. But there was a lady who took great care of me so it wouldnt be too inconvenient: I remember that I had a sort of luminous dress, white and red (white with red decorations) in which I wrapped myself so that substance wouldnt stick to me. But I watched the whole thing, and I saw, for instance, our Purani4 wallowing in it, sliding with delight, dripping with that mud all over! And everybody was in that mud. Only, it was a mud of a very lovely pearl gray, but was it sticky! And in the morning when I woke up, I said to myself it must be the new substance in preparationits not yet fully ready but its in preparation.
   There were some highly amusing details: it was arranged like the establishments, you know, in those big stylish spas. It was like that. And people came there to take baths in that substance.

0 1965-08-31, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Naturally, care must be taken to avoid letting a mental organization intervene, which is why I am not trying to explain things too much. The mind comes, and then thats not it anymore.
   Mother insisted on and specified this point later.

0 1966-03-26, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This morning, there was a very amusing story. I was rinsing my eyes and mouth; I do it before daybreak, that is, with electric light. And in my bathroom there is an emergency light. Its one of the latest inventions: its connected to the power and as long as there is power, the light remains off and a battery inside gets charged; as soon as the power fails, the light turns on and the battery is discharged to keep the light on. Its very well made, they invented it for hospitals and other places where any power failure must be avoided: as soon as the power goes, the light turns on instantaneously, and when the power returns, it goes off and gets recharged for the next time. They installed it for me in the bathroom. And this morning while I was washing my teeth, poff! the light went off. I continued, naturally, since I had that emergency light. But then, I did a study. The lights in C.s room (and everywhere) were on, it was only here, in this group of rooms. That was an odd phenomenon to begin with. Then I looked, and while I looked I noticed something I hadnt taken note of all these last few days: a will to disorganize all my personal life. And causing power failures is one of the known occult methods (I dont know how its done, in fact, but that man who wrote books and came here a very long time ago, Brunton, said it was one of the tricks known to those who practice occultism: a sudden failure of the lights). There are lots of other such tricks designed to disorganize peoples lives with the idea of frightening them or announcing catastrophes to them (I have always found this very childish). But then, I saw that there was (I think I know where, here, it comes from) a will for disorganization, and I saw the path it followed (winding gesture as if Mother were going back to the source). It had begun last night, in the middle of the night: when I got up around midnight, I saw a will wanting to preoccupy me with thoughts of money! And it was insisting: the thought that everything was going wrong, and so on. I saw that in the middle of the night. I was busy with other things, but I saw that will: formations; and naturally I dealt with them as they deserved. But I saw that it went on, trying to disturb people, to make them uncomprehending, and then to turn the power off, all sorts of silly things. Its not the first time it has happenedits not always the same people because generally, when they have tried and got a good knock in return, they dont try a second time, theyve had enough! But there are others who think they are very clever and want to prove to me (laughing) that they are right and I am wrongbecause ultimately it always comes to that! So I spent half an hour this morning, before they restored the power and I resumed my usual activities, half an hour having huge fun following the thread (same winding gesture going back to the source) wherever there was mischief, and then I very kindly answered.
   In reality, people who live in the ordinary consciousness know very, very little of what goes on physicallyvery little. They think they know, but all they know is a very superficial appearance, just like like a sheet of paper wrapping a package; there is the whole package underneath with all that it contains, but all they see is an appearance (gesture of something as thin as cigarette paper). And they are so used to it that they always give an explanation. I asked, How is it that just this power connection here gave way? (Lights were on everywhere, only the connection here, which supplies my room, was off.) I asked to see. They told me, Oh, we dont know, maybe the wire was old and it broke! (Mother laughs) I said, Very well.

0 1967-02-08, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   All this must be going on in everyone, only people are unconscious. Its the consciousness of the cells which has awakened, you understand. Its so interesting! And how illnesses can be avoided, how things All this based on the experience of the UNREALITY OF APPEARANCES: a play is going on behind, which is altogether different from what we see or know.
   I am now fully aware of the causes of allergy (studied in detail), and why cases of allergy are multiplying here in the Ashram. Naturally, its based on (Mother starts coughing and concludes:) Ah, forbidden topic.

0 1967-04-03, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Just the state of consciousness when I act spontaneously (the I is a habit of speech, its to avoid having to make sentences), when I act spontaneously, without objectifying myself, it is generally fairly unbearable: the reactions in others are tiresome. I always have to [contain myself] It does happen, but generally I am obliged to be careful, especially