classes ::: place,
children ::: keys (database)
branches ::: base, databases

Instances, Classes, See Also, Object in Names
Definitions, . Quotes . - . Chapters .


object:base
class:place

--- NOTES
  I am not sure why exactly I created this section. I felt lost again and typed based instead of something like help. I guess help is a verb, and a base is a place.

  and


questions, comments, suggestions/feedback, take-down requests, contribute, etc
contact me @ integralyogin@gmail.com or via the comments below
or join the integral discord server (chatrooms)
if the page you visited was empty, it may be noted and I will try to fill it out. cheers



--- OBJECT INSTANCES [0]


--- PRIMARY CLASS


place

--- SEE ALSO


--- SIMILAR TITLES [1]


1.27 - Structure of Mind Based on that of Body
4.1.1.02 - Four Bases of Realisation
base
databases
keys (database)
select ::: Being, God, injunctions, media, place, powers, subjects,
favorite ::: cwsa, everyday, grade, mcw, memcards (table), project, project 0001, Savitri, the Temple of Sages, three js, whiteboard,
temp ::: consecration, experiments, knowledge, meditation, psychometrics, remember, responsibility, temp, the Bad, the God object, the Good, the most important, the Ring, the source of inspirations, the Stack, the Tarot, the Word, top priority, whiteboard,

--- DICTIONARIES (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


base ::: n. 1. The fundamental principle or underlying concept of a system or theory; a basis, foundation. 2. A fundamental ingredient; a chief constituent. adj. 3. Having or showing a contemptible, mean-spirited, or selfish lack of human decency; morally low. base’s. baser.

based ::: 1. Formed or established as a base. 2. Supported as a base. 3. Conceived as the fundamental principle or underlying concept.

basement ::: the substructure or foundation of a building usually below ground level.

baseball ::: n. --> A game of ball, so called from the bases or bounds ( four in number) which designate the circuit which each player must endeavor to make after striking the ball.
The ball used in this game.

base ::: a. --> Of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base shrubs.
Low in place or position.
Of humble birth; or low degree; lowly; mean.
Illegitimate by birth; bastard.
Of little comparative value, as metal inferior to gold and silver, the precious metals.
Alloyed with inferior metal; debased; as, base coin; base

baseboard ::: n. --> A board, or other woodwork, carried round the walls of a room and touching the floor, to form a base and protect the plastering; -- also called washboard (in England), mopboard, and scrubboard.

baseborn ::: a. --> Born out of wedlock.
Born of low parentage.
Vile; mean.

base-burner ::: n. --> A furnace or stove in which the fuel is contained in a hopper or chamber, and is fed to the fire as the lower stratum is consumed.

base-court ::: n. --> The secondary, inferior, or rear courtyard of a large house; the outer court of a castle.
An inferior court of law, not of record.

based ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Base ::: a. --> Having a base, or having as a base; supported; as, broad-based. ::: n..php{color:

baselard ::: n. --> A short sword or dagger, worn in the fifteenth century.

baseless ::: a. --> Without a base; having no foundation or support.

basely ::: adv. --> In a base manner; with despicable meanness; dishonorably; shamefully.
Illegitimately; in bastardy.

basement ::: a. --> The outer wall of the ground story of a building, or of a part of that story, when treated as a distinct substructure. ( See Base, n., 3 (a).) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively.

baseness ::: n. --> The quality or condition of being base; degradation; vileness.

basenet ::: n. --> See Bascinet.

bases ::: pl. --> of Basis

base viol ::: --> See Bass viol.

base
{radix}.

base 64
A file format using 64 {ASCII}
characters to encode the six bit {binary data} values 0-63.
To convert data to base 64, the first byte is placed in the
most significant eight bits of a 24-bit buffer, the next in
the middle eight, and the third in the least significant eight
bits. If there a fewer than three bytes to encode, the
corresponding buffer bits will be zero. The buffer is then
used, six bits at a time, most significant first, as indices
into the string
"ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/"
and the indicated character output. If there were only one or
two input bytes, the output is padded with two or one "="
characters respectively. This prevents extra bits being added
to the reconstructed data. The process then repeats on the
remaining input data.
Base 64 is used when transmitting binary data through
text-only media such as {electronic mail}, and has largely
replaced the older {uuencode} encoding.
(2004-07-17)

baseband
A transmission medium through which digital signals are sent
without frequency shifting. In general, only one
communication channel is available at any given time.
{Ethernet} is an example of a baseband network.
See also {broadband}.
(1995-02-22)

base class
{superclass}

baseline
{released version}

base memory
The lowest 640 {kilobytes} of memory in an
{IBM PC}-compatible computer running {MS-DOS}. Other PC
{operating systems} can usually compensate and "ignore" the
fact that there is a 640K limit to base memory. This was put
in place because the original {CPU} - the {Intel 8088} - could
only access one {megabyte} of memory, and {IBM} wanted to
reserve the upper 384KB for {device drivers}. The {high
memory area} (HMA) lies above 640KB and can be accessed on
MS-DOS computers that have an {A20 handler}.
(1997-05-30)

basename
The name of a file which, in contrast to a
{pathname}, does not mention any of the {directories}
containing the file. Examples:
pathname basename
-------- --------
/etc/hosts hosts

./alma alma

korte/a.a a.a

a.a a.a
See also {pathname}.
(1996-11-23)

Base Technology
The company which developed and distributes {Liana}.
{(http://BaseTechnology.com/)}.
E-mail: Jack Krupansky (owner).
Address: Base Technology, Attn: Jack Krupansky, 1500 Mass. Ave. NW

baseball ::: n. --> A game of ball, so called from the bases or bounds ( four in number) which designate the circuit which each player must endeavor to make after striking the ball.
The ball used in this game.

base ::: a. --> Of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base shrubs.
Low in place or position.
Of humble birth; or low degree; lowly; mean.
Illegitimate by birth; bastard.
Of little comparative value, as metal inferior to gold and silver, the precious metals.
Alloyed with inferior metal; debased; as, base coin; base

baseboard ::: n. --> A board, or other woodwork, carried round the walls of a room and touching the floor, to form a base and protect the plastering; -- also called washboard (in England), mopboard, and scrubboard.

baseborn ::: a. --> Born out of wedlock.
Born of low parentage.
Vile; mean.

base-burner ::: n. --> A furnace or stove in which the fuel is contained in a hopper or chamber, and is fed to the fire as the lower stratum is consumed.

base-court ::: n. --> The secondary, inferior, or rear courtyard of a large house; the outer court of a castle.
An inferior court of law, not of record.

based ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Base ::: a. --> Having a base, or having as a base; supported; as, broad-based. ::: n..php{color:

baselard ::: n. --> A short sword or dagger, worn in the fifteenth century.

baseless ::: a. --> Without a base; having no foundation or support.

basely ::: adv. --> In a base manner; with despicable meanness; dishonorably; shamefully.
Illegitimately; in bastardy.

basement ::: a. --> The outer wall of the ground story of a building, or of a part of that story, when treated as a distinct substructure. ( See Base, n., 3 (a).) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively.

baseness ::: n. --> The quality or condition of being base; degradation; vileness.

basenet ::: n. --> See Bascinet.

bases ::: pl. --> of Basis

base viol ::: --> See Bass viol.

base 64 ::: (file format, algorithm) A file format using 64 ASCII characters to encode the six bit binary data values 0-63.To convert data to base 64, the first byte is placed in the most significant eight bits of a 24-bit buffer, the next in the middle eight, and the third in extra bits being added to the reconstructed data. The process then repeats on the remaining input data.Base 64 is used when transmitting binary data through text-only media such as electronic mail, and has largely replaced the older uuencode encoding.(2004-07-17)

baseband ::: A transmission medium through which digital signals are sent without frequency shifting. In general, only one communication channel is available at any given time.Ethernet is an example of a baseband network.See also broadband. (1995-02-22)

base class ::: (programming) (Or superclass) The class from which another class (a subclass) inherits, the class it is based on.base class is the term used in C++. The objects of the superclass are a superset of the objects of the subclass.See inheritance.(2004-01-31)

base ::: (mathematics) radix.


--- QUOTES [94 / 94 - 500 / 18293] (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)



KEYS (10k)

   55 Sri Aurobindo
   9 The Mother
   2 Peter J Carroll
   2 Ken Wilber
   2 Bill Hicks
   2 Aleister Crowley
   2
   1 website
   1 Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
   1 Sam Van Schaik
   1 Saint Teresa of Avila
   1 Robert Burton
   1 Marcus Tomlinson
   1 Manly P Hall
   1 M Alan Kazlev
   1 Maimonides
   1 Leonardo da Vinci
   1 Julian Huxley
   1 Gary Gygax
   1 Friedrich Nietzsche
   1 Fred Hosea
   1 Essential Integral
   1 Carl Sagan
   1 Carl Jung
   1 Bertrand Russell
   1 Anonymous
   1 Aleister Crowley?

NEW FULL DB (2.4M)

   12 Anonymous
   7 William Shakespeare
   7 Georg Baselitz
   6 Plato
   4 Jerry Coleman
   3 Willie Mays
   3 Tommy Lasorda
   3 Toba Beta
   3 Sun Tzu
   3 Stephen King
   3 Sparky Anderson
   3 Pedro Martinez
   3 Mahatma Gandhi
   3 Homer
   3 Gayle Forman
   3 Deepak Chopra
   3 Babe Ruth
   2 Yogi Berra
   2 W H Auden
   2 Walter Isaacson
   2 Unknown
   2 Traian Basescu
   2 Roger Angell
   2 Robin Williams
   2 Roberto Clemente
   2 Rickey Henderson
   2 Richard Dawkins
   2 Oscar Levant
   2 Newt Gingrich
   2 Mickey Mantle
   2 Leo Durocher
   2 Karl Marx
   2 Kareem Abdul Jabbar
   2 Joe Garagiola
   2 James Baldwin
   2 Hesiod
   2 George Will
   2 Eve Jagger
   2 Erma Bombeck
   2 Cassandra Clare
   2 Bryce Harper
   2 Bruce Schneier
   2 Bo Jackson
   2 Billy Beane
   2 Bill Gates
   2 Bertrand Russell
   2 Albert Camus

1:A contradiction founds the base of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
2:The dim subconscient is his cavern base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
3:Through glorious things and base the wheel of GodFor ever runs. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
4:Power can abase as well as elevate; nothing is more liable to misuse. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
5:Its builder is thought, its base the heart’s desire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
6:Bhakti and Karma cannot be perfect and enduring unless they are based upon Jnana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I Bhawani Mandir,
7:All the play in this world is based on a certain relative free will in the individual being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.2.07 - Surrender,
8:All the play in this world is based on a certain relative free will in the individual being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.2.07 - Surrender,
9:The high gods look on man and watch and chooseToday’s impossibles for the future’s base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
10:Yon mountain-peak or some base valley clod,‘Tis one to the heaven-sailing star above ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
11:The guardians of Eternity keep its lawFor ever fixed upon Truth’s giant base ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
12:Mental knowledge is not true knowledge; true knowledge is that which is based on the true sight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Conclusion and Summary,
13:A dull gravitation drags us downTo the blind driven inertia of our base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
14:Divine Love is based upon oneness and the psychic derives from the Divine Love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II Revelations of Divine Love,
15:Not of the fire am I terrified, not of the sword and its slaying;Vileness of men appals me, baseness I fear and its voices. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
16:He props her dance upon a rigid base,His timeless still immutabilityMust standardise her creation’s miracle. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
17:Silent the great hillsRise ceaselessly towards their unreached sky,Seated on their unchanging base ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
18:Belief by itself is not evidence of reality; it must base itself on some thing more valid before one can accept it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.21 - The Order of the Worlds,
19:Our base’s Matter seems alone complete,An absolute machine without a soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
20:This world is a beginning and a baseWhere Life and Mind erect their structured dreams;An unborn Power must build reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
21:Truth of knowledge must base truth of life and determine the aim of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.16 - The Integral Knowledge and the Aim of Life; Four Theories of Existence,
22:Truth of knowledge must base truth of life and determine the aim of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.16 - The Integral Knowledge and the Aim of Life; Four Theories of Existence,
23:A calm, equal and detached mind can alone reflect the peace or base the action of the liberated spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Purification - Intelligence and Will,
24:By means we slight as small, obscure or base,A greatness founded upon little things,He has built a world in the unknowing Void. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
25:True knowledge takes its base on things, arthas, and only when it has mastered the thing, proceeds to formalise its information. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings A System of National Education,
26:A divine life in a material world implies necessarily a union of the two ends of existence, the spiritual summit and the material base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 5.02 - Perfection of the Body,
27:Mental nature and mental thought are based on a consciousness of the finite; supramental nature is in its very grain a consciousness and power of the Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.27 - The Gnostic Being,
28:At the head she stands of birth and toil and fate,In their slow round the cycles turn to her call;Alone her hands can change Time’s dragon base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
29:If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
30:From Matter’s plinth and viewless baseTo a top as viewless, a carved sea of worldsClimbing with foam-maned waves to the SupremeAscended towards breadths immeasurable; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
31:The mind of the most rational among us may be compared to a stormy ocean of passionate convictions based on desire, upon which float perilously a few tiny boats carrying a cargo of scientifically tested beliefs. ~ Bertrand Russell,
32:The body is not only the necessary outer instrument of the physical part of action, but for the purposes of this life a base or pedestal also for all inner action. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.14 - The Power of the Instruments,
33:A pigmy Thought needing to live in boundsFor ever stooped to hammer fact and form.Absorbed and cabined in external sight,It takes its stand on Nature’s solid base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
34:Another etymological theory considers the term guru to be based on the syllables gu (गु) and ru(रु), which it claims stands for darkness and light that dispels it, respectively.[Note 2] The guru is seen as the one who dispels the darkness of ignorance. ~ ,
35:To live, to love are signs of infinite things,Love is a glory from eternity’s spheres.Abased, disfigured, mocked by baser mightsThat steal his name and shape and ecstasy,He is still the godhead by which all can change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
36:In the texture of our bound humanityHe felt the stark resistance huge and dumbOf our inconscient and unseeing base,The stubborn mute rejection in life’s depths,The ignorant No in the origin of things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
37:The supermind shall claim the world for LightAnd thrill with love of God the enamoured heartAnd place Light’s crown on Nature’s lifted headAnd found Light’s reign on her unshaking base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
38:Raised by some strong hand to breathe heaven-air,They slide back to the mud from which they climbed;In the mud of which they are made, whose law they knowThey joy in safe return to a friendly base, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
39:At first was laid a strange anomalous base,A void, a cipher of some secret Whole,Where zero held infinity in its sumAnd All and Nothing were a single term,An eternal negative, a matrix Nought:Into its forms the Child is ever bornWho live ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
40:This witness hush is the Thinker’s secret base:Hidden in silent depths the word is formed,From hidden silences the act is bornInto the voiceful mind, the labouring world;In secrecy wraps the seed the Eternal sowsSilence, the mystic birthpla ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.13 - In the Self of Mind,
41:andai on Oct 28, 2017 | parent | favorite | on: Alan Kay on Lisp\nI wonder if LISP and LSD encourage similar ways of thinking.\n\ntempodox on Oct 28, 2017 [-]\nBased on my own experiences with both, I'd say: Yes. Although I'm sure you couldn't prove it mathematically (yet). ~ website, https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15573502 ,
42:This is where we are at right now, as a whole. No one is left out of the loop. We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised, rather than the intelligence of the heart. ~ Bill Hicks,
43:?: action, work; activity, motion; action in the world based on vijnana and expressing the union of Krisna and Kali, often conceived in terms of a fourfold mission (literary, political, social and spiritual) enjoined by a divine command; the sum of one's actions, each action being viewed as a link in a chain of cause and effect extending over many lives. ~ ,
44:Why do men cling to a religion? Religions are based on creeds which are spiritual experiences brought down to a level where they become more easy to grasp, but at the cost of their integral purity and truth. The time of religions is over. We have entered the age of universal spirituality, of spiritual experience in its initial purity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
45:All of us cherish our beliefs. They are, to a degree, self-defining. When someone comes along who challenges our belief system as insufficiently well-based - or who, like Socrates, merely asks embarrassing questions that we haven't thought of, or demonstrates that we've swept key underlying assumptions under the rug - it becomes much more than a search for knowledge. It feels like a personal assault. ~ Carl Sagan,
46:X who has been studying astrology has prepared my horoscope. I send it to you to see. Do you think the indications he has given in it for my future have any value? The horoscope is sufficiently vague and favourable to be taken in consideration as the base of a mental conception for your future. The most important factor in a horoscope is the intuitive faculty of the astrologer. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
47:Before deciding that something is wrong in others or in circumstances, you must be quite sure of the correctness of your judgment - and what judgment is correct so long as one lives in the ordinary consciousness that is based on ignorance and filled with falsehood? Only the Truth-Consciousness can judge. So it is better, in all circumstances, to leave the judgment to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
48:THE AFFIRMATION of a divine life upon earth and an immortal sense in mortal existence can have no base unless we recognise not only eternal Spirit as the inhabitant of this bodily mansion, the wearer of this mutable robe, but accept Matter of which it is made, as a fit and noble material out of which He weaves constantly His garbs, builds recurrently the unending series of His mansions. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.02,
49:To practise black magic you have to violate every principle of science, decency and intelligence. You must be obsessed with an insane idea of the importance of the petty object of your wretched and selfish desires. . I have been accused of being a 'black magician'. No more foolish statement was ever made about me. I despise the thing to such an extent that I can hardly believe in the existence of people so debased and idiotic as to practise it. ~ Aleister Crowley?,
50:The new D&D is too rule intensive. It's relegated the Dungeon Master to being an entertainer rather than master of the game. It's done away with the archetypes, focused on nothing but combat and character power, lost the group cooperative aspect, bastardized the class-based system, and resembles a comic-book superheroes game more than a fantasy RPG where a player can play any alignment desired, not just lawful good. ~ Gary Gygax, GameSpy interview Pt. 2 (16 August 2004),
51:The sentiment du déjà vu is based, as I have found in a number of cases, on foreknowledge in dreams, but we saw that this foreknowledge can also occur in the waking state. In such cases mere chance becomes highly improbable because the coincidence is known in advance. It thus loses its chance character not only psychologically and subjectively, but objectively too, since the accumulation of details that coincide immeasurably increases the improbability of chance as a determining factor. ~ Carl Jung, An Acasual Connecting Principle ,
52:To live, to love are signs of infinite things, Love is a glory from eternity's spheres. Abased, disfigured, mocked by baser mights That steal his name and shape and ecstasy, He is still the Godhead by which all can change. A mystery wakes in our inconscient stuff, A bliss is born that can remake our life. Love dwells in us like an unopened flower Awaiting a rapid moment of the soul, Or he roams in his charmed sleep mid thoughts and things; The child-god is at play, he seeks himself ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
53:Gird up thy loins now like a man; I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayst be righteous? Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty. Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud and abase him. Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place. Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret. Then I will also confess unto thee that thine own hand can save thee. ~ Anonymous, The Bible Job,
54:When a person meditates on these matters and recognizes all the creations, the angels, the spheres, man, and the like, and appreciates the wisdom of the Holy One, blessed be He, in all these creations, he will add to his love for God. His soul will thirst and his flesh will long with love for God, blessed be He. He will stand in awe and fear from his humble, lowly, and base [nature] when he compares himself to one of the great and holy bodies, how much more so when comparing himself to the pure forms which are separate from matter and do not share any connection with it. He will see himself as a vessel full of embarrassment and shame, empty and lacking. ~ Maimonides,
55:At the base of all spiritual knowledge is this consciousness of identity and by identity, which knows or is simply aware of all as itself. Translated into our way of consciousness this becomes the triple knowledge thus formulated in the Upanishad, 'He who sees all existences in the Self', 'He who sees the Self in all existences', 'He in whom the Self has become all existences', -inclusion, indwelling and identity: but in the fundamental consciousness this seeing is a spiritual self-sense, a seeing that is self-light of being, not a separative regard or a regard upon self turning that self into object. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.10 - Knowledge by Identity and Separative Knowledge,
56:As if from Matter's plinth and viewless base To a top as viewless, a carved sea of worlds Climbing with foam-maned waves to the Supreme Ascended towards breadths immeasurable; It hoped to soar into the Ineffable's reign: A hundred levels raised it to the Unknown. So it towered up to heights intangible And disappeared in the hushed conscious Vast As climbs a storeyed temple-tower to heaven Built by the aspiring soul of man to live Near to his dream of the Invisible. Infinity calls to it as it dreams and climbs; Its spire touches the apex of the world; Mounting into great voiceless stillnesses It marries the earth to screened eternities. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
57:Nobility and RefinementNobility: the incapacity for any pettiness either of sentiments or of action.*Aristocracy: incapable of baseness and pettiness, it asserts itself with dignity and authority.*Dignity affirms its worth, but demands nothing.*Dignity of the emotions: not to permit one's emotions to contradict the inner Divinity.*Dignity in the physical: above all bargaining.*Psychic dignity refuses to accept anything that lowers or debases.*Refinement: gradually grossness is eliminated from the being.*Sensitivity: one of the results of the refinement of the being.*Gentleness: always gracious and wishing to give pleasure. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
58:Imagine now that you're in your dream job. As you visualise it, try to write down as many key characteristics you envision the job to have. What type of company do you work for? Where is the company geographically based? What is your job title? What kind of projects do you work on? Which parts of those projects are you responsible for? How big is the team you're in? Who do you report to? Does anyone report to you? It's ok if you can't answer all of these right now, the aim here is to try and paint a picture of the type of job you're looking for. Even if that picture is still somewhat blurry after this exercise, at least you will have a canvas on which to start filling in the gaps. ~ Marcus Tomlinson, How to become an Expert Software Engineer ,
59:Overmind is the highest source of the cosmic consciousness available to the embodied being in the Ignorance. It is part of the cosmic consciousness-but the human individual when he opens into the cosmic usually remains in the cosmic Mind-Life-Matter receiving only inspirations and influences from the higher planes of Intuition and Overmind. He receives through the spiritualised higher and illumined mind the fundamental experiences on which spiritual knowledge is based; he can become even full of intuitive mind movements, illuminations, various kinds of powers and illumined light, liberation, Ananda. But to rise fully into the Intuition is rare, to reach the Overmind still rarer- although influences and experiences can come down from there. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - I 152,
60:We cannot perceive Chaos directly, for it simultaneously contains the opposite to anything we might think it is. We can, however, occasionally glimpse and make use of partially formed matter which has only probablistic and indeterministic existence. This stuff we can call the aethers. 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER input.su keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged.php_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 thedbs.zip todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wikit_list.su wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ If it makes us feel any better we can call this Chaos, the Tao, or God, and imagine it to be benevolent and human-hearted. There are two schools of thought in magic. One considers the formative agent of the universe to be random and chaotic, and the other considers that it is a force of spiritual consciousness. As they have only themselves on which to base their speculations, they are basically saying that their own natures are either random and chaotic or spiritually conscious. ~ Peter J Carroll, Miscellaneous Excerpts Part 2 ,
61:An integral approach is based on one basic idea: no human mind can be 100% wrong. Or, we might say, nobody is smart enough to be wrong all the time. And that means, when it comes to deciding which approaches, methodologies, epistemologies, or ways or knowing are "correct" the answer can only be, "All of them." That is, all of the numerous practices or paradigms of human inquiry - including physics, chemistry, hermeneutics, collaborative inquiry, meditation, neuroscience, vision quest, phenomenology, structuralism, subtle energy research, systems theory, shamanic voyaging, chaos theory, developmental psychology-all of those modes of inquiry have an important piece of the overall puzzle of a total existence that includes, among other many things, health and illness, doctors and patients, sickness and healing. ~ Ken Wilber,
62:In the Mysteries the seven Logi, or Creative Lords, are shown as streams of force issuing from the mouth of the Eternal One. This signifies the spectrum being extracted from the white light of the Supreme Deity. The seven Creators, or Fabricators, of the inferior spheres were called by the Jews the Elohim. By the Egyptians they were referred to as the Builders (sometimes as the Governors) and are depicted with great knives in their hands with which they carved the universe from its primordial substance. Worship of the planets is based upon their acceptation as the cosmic embodiments of the seven creative attributes of God. The Lords of the planets were described as dwelling within the body of the sun, for the true nature of the sun, being analogous to the white light, contains the seeds of all the tone and color potencies which it manifests. ~ Manly P Hall, The Secret Teachings of all Ages ,
63:10.: I do not know whether I have put this clearly; self-knowledge is of such consequence that I would not have you careless of it, though you may be lifted to heaven in prayer, because while on earth nothing is more needful than humility. Therefore, I repeat, not only a good way, but the best of all ways, is to endeavour to enter first by the room where humility is practised, which is far better than at once rushing on to the others. This is the right road;-if we know how easy and safe it is to walk by it, why ask for wings with which to fly? Let us rather try to learn how to advance quickly. I believe we shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavouring to know God, for, beholding His greatness we are struck by our own baseness, His purity shows our foulness, and by meditating on His humility we find how very far we are from being humble. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila, The Interior Castle 1.02,
64:And the first of the adepts covered His shame with a cloth, walking backwards, and was white. And the second of the adepts covered his shame with a cloth, walking sideways, and was yellow. And the third of the adepts made a mock of His nakedness, walking forwards, and was black. And these are the three great schools of the Magi, who are also the three Magi that journeyed unto Bethlehem; and because thou hast not wisdom, thou shalt not know which school prevaileth, or if the three schools be not one.* 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER input.su keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged.php_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 thedbs.zip todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wikit_list.su wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ This doctrine of the Three Schools is of extreme interest. Roughly, it may be said that the White is the Pure Mystic, whose attitude to God is one of reverence. The Yellow School conceals the Mysteries indeed, but examines them as it goes along. The Black School is that of pure Scepticism. We are now ready to study the philosophical bases of these three Schools. ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears? 43?,
65:But if in passing from one domain to another we renounce what has already been given us from eagerness for our new attainment, if in reaching the mental life we cast away or belittle the physical life which is our basis, or if we reject the mental and physical in our attraction to the spiritual, we do not fulfil God integrally, nor satisfy the conditions of His selfmanifestation. We do not become perfect, but only shift the field of our imperfection or atmost attain a limited altitude. However high we may climb, even though it be to the Non-Being itself, we climb ill if we forget our base. Not to abandon the lower to itself, but to transfigure it in the light of the higher to which we have attained, is true divinity of nature. Brahman is integral and unifies many states of consciousness at a time; we also, manifesting the nature of Brahman, should become integral and all-embracing. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
66:55: A similar rejection is a necessary self-restraint and a spiritual discipline for the immature seeker, since such powers may be a great, even a deadly peril; for their supernormality may easily feed in him an abnormal exaggeration of the ego. Power in itself may be dreaded as a temptation by the aspirant to perfection, because power can abase as well as elevate; nothing is more liable to misuse. But when new capacities come as an inevitable result of the growth into a greater consciousness and a greater life and that growth is part of the very aim of the spiritual being within us, this bar does not operate; for a growth of the being into supernature and its life in supernature cannot take place or cannot be complete without bringing with it a greater power of consciousness and a greater power of life and the spontaneous development of an instrumentation of knowledge and force normal to that supernature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.08,
67:[E]very man hath liberty to write, but few ability. Heretofore learning was graced by judicious scholars, but now noble sciences are vilified by base and illiterate scribblers, that either write for vain-glory, need, to get money, or as Parasites to flatter and collogue with some great men, they put out trifles, rubbish and trash. Among so many thousand Authors you shall scarce find one by reading of whom you shall be any whit better, but rather much worse; by which he is rather infected than any way perfected... What a catalogue of new books this year, all his age (I say) have our Frankfurt Marts, our domestic Marts, brought out. Twice a year we stretch out wits out and set them to sale; after great toil we attain nothing...What a glut of books! Who can read them? As already, we shall have a vast Chaos and confusion of Books, we are oppressed with them, our eyes ache with reading, our fingers with turning. For my part I am one of the number-one of the many-I do not deny it... ~ Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy ,
68:Sweet Mother, Sri Aurobindo has said somewhere that if one surrenders to the Divine Grace, it will do everything for us. Therefore, what value has tapasya?If you want to know what Sri Aurobindo has said on a given subject, you must at least read all that he has written on that subject. You will then see that he has apparently said the most contradictory things. But when one has read everything, and understood a little, one perceives that all the contradictions complement each other and are organised and unified into an integral synthesis. Here is another quotation from Sri Aurobindo which will show you that your question is based on ignorance. There are many others which you can read with interest and which will make your intelligence more supple: 'If there is not a complete surrender, then it is not possible to adopt the baby cat attitude; it becomes mere tamasic passivity calling itself surrender. If a complete surrender is not possible in the beginning, it follows that personal effort is necessary.' 16 December 1964 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother 308,
69:Only by our coming into constant touch with the divine Consciousness and its absolute Truth can some form of the conscious Divine, the dynamic Absolute, take up our earth-existence and transform its strife, stumbling, sufferings and falsities into an image of the supreme Light, Power and Ananda. The culmination of the soul's constant touch with the Supreme is that self-giving which we call surrender to the divine Will and immergence of the separated ego in the One who is all. A vast universality of soul and an intense unity with all is the base and fixed condition of the supramental consciousness and spiritual life. In that universality and unity alone can we find the supreme law of the divine manifestation in the life of the embodied spirit; in that alone can we discover the supreme motion and right play of our individual nature. In that alone can all these lower discords resolve themselves into a victorious harmony of the true relations between manifested beings who are portions of the one Godhead and children of one universal Mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.07 - Standards of Conduct and Spiritual Freedom,
70:Always that same LSD story, you've all seen it. 'Young man on acid, thought he could fly, jumped out of a building. What a tragedy.' What a dick! Fuck him, he's an idiot. If he thought he could fly, why didn't he take off on the ground first? Check it out. You don't see ducks lined up to catch elevators to fly south-they fly from the ground, ya moron, quit ruining it for everybody. He's a moron, he's dead-good, we lost a moron, fuckin' celebrate. Wow, I just felt the world get lighter. We lost a moron! I don't mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am, so that's the way it comes out. Professional help is being sought. How about a positive LSD story? Wouldn't that be news-worthy, just the once? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstition and lies? I think it would be news-worthy. 'Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves' . . . 'Here's Tom with the weather. ~ Bill Hicks,
71:From what we've seen in sci-fi movies and literature and generally xenophobic public behavior about Others (immigrants, apostates, and liberals, e.g.,), and the primordial urges to solve imagined or perceived threats with military force, I think the only possibly positive version of alien visitations would be if (a) they're sufficiently evolved to be able to understand the utter primitivity of human behavior as collectives, and (b) they're sufficiently caring to treat Earth as a planet of ill-bred children, mostly incapable of acting, as a collective -- on their higher natures. It seems far more likely that we would be perceived as a vastly inferior species of antlike primitives, warring uselessly amongst ourselves with robotic persistence over millennia.If, based on their other cosmic travels and intergalactic species science, the extraterrestrials are able to have undeservedly benign interventions with humans without somehow provoking paranoid hysteria, religious panics and miitary holocaust, then we might have something to look forward to; but this, unfortunately, is placing a huge gamble on extraterrestrials to be the prevailingly benign moderators of our fate than we ourselves are ever likely to be as a species. ~ Fred Hosea,
72:Our highest insights must - and should! - sound like stupidities, or possibly crimes, when they come without permission to people whose ears have no affinity for them and were not predestined for them. The distinction between the exoteric and the esoteric, once made by philosophers, was found among the Indians as well as among Greeks, Persians, and Muslims. Basically, it was found everywhere that people believed in an order of rank and not in equality and equal rights. The difference between these terms is not that the exoteric stands outside and sees, values, measures, and judges from this external position rather than from some internal one.What is more essential is that the exoteric sees things up from below - while the esoteric sees them down from above! There are heights of the soul from whose vantage point even tragedy stops having tragic effects; and who would dare to decide whether the collective sight of the world's many woes would necessarily compel and seduce us into a feeling of pity, a feeling that would only serve to double these woes?... What helps feed or nourish the higher type of man must be almost poisonous to a very different and lesser type. The virtues of a base man could indicate vices and weaknesses in a philosopher. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil The Free Spirit,
73:But before entering into the details of I. A. O. as a magical formula it should be remarked that it is essentially the formula of Yoga or meditation; in fact, of elementary mysticism in all its branches. In beginning a meditation practice, there is always a quiet pleasure, a gentle natural growth; one takes a lively interest in the work; it seems easy; one is quite pleased to have started. This stage represents Isis. Sooner or later it is succeeded by depression-the Dark Night of the Soul, an infinite weariness and detestation of the work. The simplest and easiest acts become almost impossible to perform. Such impotence fills the mind with apprehension and despair. The intensity of this loathing can hardly be understood by any person who has not experienced it. This is the period of Apophis. It is followed by the arising not of Isis, but of Osiris. The ancient condition is not restored, but a new and superior condition is created, a condition only rendered possible by the process of death. The Alchemists themselves taught this same truth. The first matter of the work was base and primitive, though 'natural.' After passing through various stages the 'black dragon' appeared; but from this arose the pure and perfect gold ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Book 4,
74:the psychic transformation ::: The soul, the psychic being is in direct touch with the divine Truth, but it is hidden in man by the mind, the vital being and the physical nature. One may practise yoga and get illuminations in the mind and the reason; one may conquer power and luxuriate in all kinds of experiences in the vital; one may establish even surprising physical Siddhis; but if the true soul-power behind does not manifest, if the psychic nature does not come into the front, nothing genuine has been done. In this yoga the psychic being is that which opens the rest of the nature to the true supramental light and finally to the supreme Ananda. Mind can open by itself to its own higher reaches; it can still itself in some kind of static liberation or Nirvana; but the supramental cannot find a sufficient base in a spiritualised mind alone. If the inmost soul is awakened, if there is a new birth out of the mere mental, vital and physical into the psychic consciousness, then this yoga can be done; otherwise (by the sole power of the mind or any other part) it is impossible.... If there is a refusal of the psychic new birth, a refusal to become the child new born from the Mother, owing to attachment to intellectual knowledge or mental ideas or to some vital desire, then there will be a failure in the sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III ,
75:In terms of energy - there are three characteristic ways in which the energy manifests - Dang, Rolpa, and rTsal (gDang, rol pa, and rTsal). Dang is the energy in which 'internal' and 'external' are not divided from that which manifests. It is symbolised by the crystal sphere which becomes the colour of whatever it is placed upon. Rolpa is the energy which manifests internally as vision. It is symbolised by the mirror. The image of the reflection always appears as if it is inside the mirror. rTsal is externally manifested energy which radiates. It is symbolised by the refractive capacity of the faceted crystal. For a realised being, this energy is inseparable in its manifestation from the dimension of manifest reality. Dang, Rolpa, and rTsal are not divided.Dang, Rolpa and rTsal are not divided and neither are the ku-sum (sKu gSum - the trikaya) the three spheres of being. Cho-ku (chos sKu - Dharmakaya), the sphere of unconditioned potentiality, is the creative space from which the essence of the elements arises as long-ku (longs sKu - Sambhogakaya) the sphere of intangible appearances - light and rays, non material forms only perceivable by those with visionary clarity. Trülku (sPrul sKu - Nirmanakaya), the sphere of realised manifestation, is the level of matter in apparently solid material forms. The primordial base manifests these three distinct yet indivisible modes. ~ Sam Van Schaik, Approaching the Great Perfection: Simultaneous and Gradual Methods of Dzogchen Practice in the Longchen Nyingtig ,
76:The great men of the past have given us glimpses of what is possible in the way of personality, of intellectual understanding, of spiritual achievement, of artistic creation. But these are scarcely more than Pisgah glimpses. We need to explore and map the whole realm of human possibility, as the realm of physical geography has been explored and mapped. How to create new possibilities for ordinary living? What can be done to bring out the latent capacities of the ordinary man and woman for understanding and enjoyment; to teach people the techniques of achieving spiritual experience (after all, one can acquire the technique of dancing or tennis, so why not of mystical ecstasy or spiritual peace?)... The zestful but scientific exploration of possibilities and of the techniques for realizing them will make our hopes rational, and will set our ideals within the framework of reality, by showing how much of them are indeed realizable. Already, we can justifiably hold the belief that these lands of possibility exist, and that the present limitations and miserable frustrations of our existence could be in large measure surmounted. We are already justified in the conviction that human life as we know it in history is a wretched makeshift, rooted in ignorance; and that it could be transcended by a state of existence based on the illumination of knowledge and comprehension, just as our modern control of physical nature based on science transcends the tentative fumblings of our ancestors, that were rooted in superstition and professional secrecy. ~ Julian Huxley, Transhumanism ,
77:subtle ::: In Vedanta (Mandukya Upanishad and later teachings - e.g. Advaita - based on it) "subtle" is used to designate the "dream state" of consciousness, and in Advaita this also includes the Prana, Manas, and Vijnana koshas (= the vehicles of vital force, mind, and higher consciousness) re-interpreted from of the Taittiriya Upanishad.In Tibetan and Tantric Buddhism it refers to an intermediate grade between the "gross" and "very subtle" "minds" and "winds" (vayu = prana).The Sukshma Sthula or Subtle Body is one of the seven principles of man in Blavatskian Theosophy; it is also called the "astral body" (this has little similarity with the astral body of Out of Body experience, because it cannot move far from the gross physical vehicle, it seems to correspond to what Robert Monroe calls the "second body", and identified with the Double or KaIn Sant Mat / Radhasoami cosmology - the Anda (Cosmic Egg) / Sahans-dal Kanwal (Crown Chakra) is sometimes called the Subtle; hence Subtle = AstralThe term Subtle Physical is used somewhat generically by Sri Aurobindo (in Letters on Yoga) to refer to a wider reality behind the external physical.Ken Wilber uses the term Subtle to indicate the yogic and mystic holonic-evolutionary level intermediate between "Psychic" (in his series = Nature Mysticism) and "Causal" (=Realisation"); it includes many psychic and occult experiences and can be considered as pertaining to the Subtle as defined here (although it also includes other realities and experiences that might also be interpreted as "Inner Gross" - e.g. Kundalini as a classic example). ~ M Alan Kazlev, Kheper planes/subtle,
78:[God is] The Hindu discipline of spirituality provides for this need of the soul by the conceptions of the Ishta Devata, the Avatar and the Guru. By the Ishta Devata, the chosen deity, is meant, - not some inferior Power, but a name and form of the transcendent and universal Godhead. Almost all religions either have as their base or make use of some such name and form of the Divine. Its necessity for the human soul is evident. God is the All and more than the All. But that which is more than the All, how shall man conceive? And even the All is at first too hard for him; for he himself in his active consciousness is a limited and selective formation and can open himself only to that which is in harmony with his limited nature. There are things in the All which are too hard for his comprehension or seem too terrible to his sensitive emotions and cowering sensations. Or, simply, he cannot conceive as the Divine, cannot approach or cannot recognise something that is too much out of the circle of his ignorant or partial conceptions. It is necessary for him to conceive God in his own image or in some form that is beyond himself but consonant with his highest tendencies and seizable by his feelings or his intelligence. Otherwise it would be difficult for him to come into contact and communion with the Divine. Even then his nature calls for a human intermediary so that he may feel the Divine in something entirely close to his own humanity and sensible in a human influence and example. This call is satisfied by the Divine manifest in a human appearance, the Incarnation, the Avatar - Krishna, Christ, Buddha. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.01 - The Four Aids,
79:Here lies the whole importance of the part of the Yoga of Knowledge which we are now considering, the knowledges of those essential principles of Being, those essential modes of self-existence on which the absolute Divine has based its self-manifestation. If the truth of our being is an infinite unity in which alone there is perfect wideness, light, knowledge, power, bliss, and if all our subjection to darkness, ignorance, weakness, sorrow, limitation comes of our viewing existence as a clash of infinitely multiple separate existences, then obviously it is the most practical and concrete and utilitarian as well as the most lofty and philosophical wisdom to find a means by which we can get away from the error and learn to live in the truth. So also, if that One is in its nature a freedom from bondage to this play of qualities which constitute our psychology and if from subjection to that play are born the struggle and discord in which we live, floundering eternally between the two poles of good and evil, virtue and sin, satisfaction and failure, joy and grief, pleasure and pain, then to get beyond the qualities and take our foundation in the settled peace of that which is always beyond them is the only practical wisdom. If attachment to mutable personality is the cause of our self-ignorance, of our discord and quarrel with ourself and with life and with others, and if there is an impersonal One in which no such discord and ignorance and vain and noisy effort exist because it is in eternal identity and harmony with itself, then to arrive in our souls at that impersonality and untroubled oneness of being is the one line and object of human effort to which our reason can consent to give the name of practicality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
80:Sweet Mother, You have asked the teachers "to think with ideas instead of with words".4 You have also said that later on you will ask them to think with experiences. Will you throw some light on these three ways of thinking?Our house has a very high tower; at the very top of this tower there is a bright and bare room, the last before we emerge into the open air, into the full light. Sometimes, when we are free to do so, we climb up to this bright room, and there, if we remain very quiet, one or more visitors come to call on us; some are tall, others small, some single, others in groups; all are bright and graceful. Usually, in our joy at their arrival and our haste to welcome them, we lose our tranquillity and come galloping down to rush into the great hall that forms the base of the tower and is the storeroom of words. Here, more or less excited, we select, reject, assemble, combine, disarrange, rearrange all the words in our reach, in an attempt to portray this or that visitor who has come to us. But most often, the picture we succeed in making of our visitor is more like a caricature than a portrait. And yet if we were wiser, we would remain up above, at the summit of the tower, quite calm, in joyful contemplation. Then, after a certain length of time, we would see the visitors themselves slowly, gracefully, calmly descend, without losing anything of their elegance or beauty and, as they cross the storeroom of words, clothe themselves effortlessly, automatically, with the words needed to make themselves perceptible even in the material house. This is what I call thinking with ideas. When this process is no longer mysterious to you, I shall explain what is meant by thinking with experiences. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
81:As Korzybski and the general semanticists have pointed out, our words, symbols, signs, thoughts and ideas are merely maps of reality, not reality itself, because "the map is not the territory." The word "water" won't satisfy your thirst. But we live in the world of maps and words as if it were the real world. Following in the footsteps of Adam, we have become totally lost in a world of purely fantasy maps and boundaries. And these illusory boundaries, with the opposites they create, have become our impassioned battles. Most of our "problems of living," then, are based on the illusion that the opposites can and should be separated and isolated from one anotheR But since all opposites are actually aspects of one underlying reality, this is like trying to totally separate the two ends of a single rubber band. All you can do is pull harder and harder-until something violently snaps. Thus we might be able to understand that, in all the mystical traditions the world over, one who sees through the illusion of the opposites is called "liberated." Because he is "freed from the pairs" of opposites, he is freed in this life from the fundamentally nonsensical problems and conflicts involved in the war of opposites. He no longer manipulates the opposites one against the other in his search for peace, but instead transcends them both. Not good vs. evil but beyond good and evil. Not life against death but a center of awareness that transcends both. The point is not to separate the opposites and make "positive progress," but rather to unify and harmonize the opposites, both positive and negative, by discovering a ground which transcends and encompasses them both. And that ground, as we will soon see, is unity consciousness itself. In the meantime, let us note, as does the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita, that liberation is not freedom from the negative, but freedom from the pairs altogether: Content with getting what arrives of itself Passed beyond the pairs, free from envy, Not attached to success nor failure, Even acting, he is not bound. He is to be recognized as eternally free Who neither loathes nor craves; For he that is freed from the pairs, Is easily freed from conflict. ~ Ken Wilber, No Boundary ,
82:meta-systemic operations ::: As the 1950's and 60s begin to roll around the last stage of first tier emerged as a cultural force. With the Green Altitude we see the emergence of Pluralistic, Multicultural, Post-Modern world-views.Cognition is starting to move beyond formal-operations into the realm of co-ordinating systems of abstractions, in what is called Meta-systemic Cognition. While formal-operations acted upon the classes and relations between members of classes. Meta-systemic operations start at the level of relating systems to systems. The focus of these investigations is placed upon comparing, contrasting, transforming and synthesizing entire systems, rather than components of one system. This emergent faculty allows self-sense to focus around a heightened sense of individuality and an increased ability for emotional resonance. The recognition of individual differences, the ability to tolerate paradox and contradiction, and greater conceptual complexity all provide for an understanding of conflict as being both internally and externally caused. Context plays a major role in the creation of truth and individual perspective. With each being context dependent and open to subjective interpretation, meaning each perspective and truth are rendered relative and are not able to be judged as better or more true than any other. This fuels a value set that centers on softness over cold rationality. Sensitivity and preference over objectivity.Along with a focus on community harmony and equality which drives the valuing of sensitivity to others, reconcilation, consensus, dialogue, relationship, human development, bonding, and a seeking of a peace with the inner-self. Moral decisions are based on rights, values, or principles that are agreeable to all individuals composing a society based on fair and beneficial practices. All of this leads to the Equality movements and multiculturalism. And to the extreme form of relativitism which we saw earlier as context dependant nature of all truth including objective facts.Faith at the green altitude is called Conjunctive, and allows the self to integrate what was unrecognized by the previous stages self-certainty and cognitive and affective adaptation to reality. New features at this level of faith include the unification of symbolic power with conceptual meaning, an awareness of ones social unconscious, a reworking of ones past, and an opening to ones deeper self. ~ Essential Integral, 4.1-52 Meta-systemic Operations,
83:Integral knowledge will then mean the cancelling of the sevenfold Ignorance by the discovery of what it misses and ignores, a sevenfold self-revelation within our consciousness:- it will mean the knowledge of the Absolute as the origin of all things; the knowledge of the Self, the Spirit, the Being and of the cosmos as the Self's becoming, the becoming of the Being, a manifestation of the Spirit; the knowledge of the world as one with us in the consciousness of our true self, thus cancelling our division from it by the separative idea and life of ego; the knowledge of our psychic entity and its immortal persistence in Time beyond death and earth-existence; the knowledge of our greater and inner existence behind the surface; the knowledge of our mind, life and body in its true relation to the self within and the superconscient spiritual and supramental being above them; the knowledge, finally, of the true harmony and true use of our thought, will and action and a change of all our nature into a conscious expression of the truth of the Spirit, the Self, the Divinity, the integral spiritual Reality. But this is not an intellectual knowledge which can be learned and completed in our present mould of consciousness; it must be an experience, a becoming, a change of consciousness, a change of being. This brings in the evolutionary character of the Becoming and the fact that our mental ignorance is only a stage in our evolution. The integral knowledge, then, can only come by an evolution of our being and our nature, and that would seem to signify a slow process in Time such as has accompanied the other evolutionary transformations. But as against that inference there is the fact that the evolution has now become conscious and its method and steps need not be altogether of the same character as when it was subconscious in its process. The integral knowledge, since it must result from a change of consciousness, can be gained by a process in which our will and endeavour have a part, in which they can discover and apply their own steps and method: its growth in us can proceed by a conscious self-transformation. It is necessary then to see what is likely to be the principle of this new process of evolution and what are the movements of the integral knowledge that must necessarily emerge in it,-or, in other words, what is the nature of the consciousness that must be the base of the life divine and how that life may be expected to be formed or to form itself, to materialise or, as one might say, to realise. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.15 - Reality and the Integral Knowledge,
84:INVOCATION The ultimate invocation, that of Kia, cannot be performed. The paradox is that as Kia has no dualized qualities, there are no attributes by which to invoke it. To give it one quality is merely to deny it another. As an observant dualistic being once said: I am that I am not. Nevertheless, the magician may need to make some rearrangements or additions to what he is. Metamorphosis may be pursued by seeking that which one is not, and transcending both in mutual annihilation. Alternatively, the process of invocation may be seen as adding to the magician's psyche any elements which are missing. It is true that the mind must be finally surrendered as one enters fully into Chaos, but a complete and balanced psychocosm is more easily surrendered. The magical process of shuffling beliefs and desires attendant upon the process of invocation also demonstrates that one's dominant obsessions or personality are quite arbitrary, and hence more easily banished. There are many maps of the mind (psychocosms), most of which are inconsistent, contradictory, and based on highly fanciful theories. Many use the symbology of god forms, for all mythology embodies a psychology. A complete mythic pantheon resumes all of man's mental characteristics. Magicians will often use a pagan pantheon of gods as the basis for invoking some particular insight or ability, as these myths provide the most explicit and developed formulation of the particular idea's extant. However it is possible to use almost anything from the archetypes of the collective unconscious to the elemental qualities of alchemy. If the magician taps a deep enough level of power, these forms may manifest with sufficient force to convince the mind of the objective existence of the god. Yet the aim of invocation is temporary possession by the god, communication from the god, and manifestation of the god's magical powers, rather than the formation of religious cults. The actual method of invocation may be described as a total immersion in the qualities pertaining to the desired form. One invokes in every conceivable way. The magician first programs himself into identity with the god by arranging all his experiences to coincide with its nature. In the most elaborate form of ritual he may surround himself with the sounds, smells, colors, instruments, memories, numbers, symbols, music, and poetry suggestive of the god or quality. Secondly he unites his life force to the god image with which he has united his mind. This is accomplished with techniques from the gnosis. Figure 5 shows some examples of maps of the mind. Following are some suggestions for practical ritual invocation. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null ,
85:"O Death, thou lookst on an unfinished worldAssailed by thee and of its road unsure,Peopled by imperfect minds and ignorant lives,And sayest God is not and all is vain.How shall the child already be the man?Because he is infant, shall he never grow?Because he is ignorant, shall he never learn?In a small fragile seed a great tree lurks,In a tiny gene a thinking being is shut;A little element in a little sperm,It grows and is a conqueror and a sage.Then wilt thou spew out, Death, God's mystic truth,Deny the occult spiritual miracle?Still wilt thou say there is no spirit, no God?A mute material Nature wakes and sees;She has invented speech, unveiled a will.Something there waits beyond towards which she strives,Something surrounds her into which she grows:To uncover the spirit, to change back into God,To exceed herself is her transcendent task.In God concealed the world began to be,Tardily it travels towards manifest God:Our imperfection towards perfection toils,The body is the chrysalis of a soul:The infinite holds the finite in its arms,Time travels towards revealed eternity.A miracle structure of the eternal Mage,Matter its mystery hides from its own eyes,A scripture written out in cryptic signs,An occult document of the All-Wonderful's art.All here bears witness to his secret might,In all we feel his presence and his power.A blaze of his sovereign glory is the sun,A glory is the gold and glimmering moon,A glory is his dream of purple sky.A march of his greatness are the wheeling stars.His laughter of beauty breaks out in green trees,His moments of beauty triumph in a flower;The blue sea's chant, the rivulet's wandering voiceAre murmurs falling from the Eternal's harp.This world is God fulfilled in outwardness.His ways challenge our reason and our sense;By blind brute movements of an ignorant Force,By means we slight as small, obscure or base,A greatness founded upon little things,He has built a world in the unknowing Void.His forms he has massed from infinitesimal dust;His marvels are built from insignificant things.If mind is crippled, life untaught and crude,If brutal masks are there and evil acts,They are incidents of his vast and varied plot,His great and dangerous drama's needed steps;He makes with these and all his passion-play,A play and yet no play but the deep schemeOf a transcendent Wisdom finding waysTo meet her Lord in the shadow and the Night:Above her is the vigil of the stars;Watched by a solitary InfinitudeShe embodies in dumb Matter the Divine,In symbol minds and lives the Absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
86:How can one awaken his Yoga-shakti?It depends on this: when one thinks that it is the most important thing in his life. That's all.Some people sit in meditation, concentrate on the base of the vertebral column and want it very much to awake, but that's not enough. It is when truly it becomes the most important thing in one's life, when all the rest seems to have lost all taste, all interest, all importance, when one feels within that one is born for this, that one is here upon earth for this, and that it is the only thing that truly counts, then that's enough.One can concentrate on the different centres; but sometimes one concentrates for so long, with so much effort, and has no result. And then one day something shakes you, you feel that you are going to lose your footing, you have to cling on to something; then you cling within yourself to the idea of union with the Divine, the idea of the divine Presence, the idea of the transformation of the consciousness, and you aspire, you want, you try to organise your feelings, movements, impulses around this. And it comes.Some people have recommended all kinds of methods; probably these were methods which had succeeded in their case; but to tell the truth, one must find one's own method, it is only after having done the thing that one knows how it should be done, not before.If one knows it beforehand, one makes a mental construction and risks greatly living in his mental construction, which is an illusion; because when the mind builds certain conditions and then they are realised, there are many chances of there being mostly pure mental construction which is not the experience itself but its image. So for all these truly spiritual experiences I think it is wiser to have them before knowing them. If one knows them, one imitates them, one doesn't have them, one imagines oneself having them; whereas if one knows nothing - how things are and how they ought to happen, what should happen and how it will come about - if one knows nothing about all this, then by keeping very still and making a kind of inner sorting out within one's being, one can suddenly have the experience, and then later knows what one has had. It is over, and one knows how it has to be done when one has done it - afterwards. Like that it is sure.One may obviously make use of his imagination, imagine the Kundalini and try to pull it upwards. But one can also tell himself tales like this. I have had so many instances of people who described their experiences to me exactly as they are described in books, knowing all the words and putting down all the details, and then I asked them just a little question like that, casually: that if they had had the experience they should have known or felt a certain thing, and as this was not in the books, they could not answer. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 211-212,
87:"If the Divine that is all love is the source of the creation, whence have come all the evils abounding upon earth?" "All is from the Divine; but the One Consciousness, the Supreme has not created the world directly out of itself; a Power has gone out of it and has descended through many gradations of its workings and passed through many agents. There are many creators or rather 'formateurs', form-makers, who have presided over the creation of the world. They are intermediary agents and I prefer to call them 'Formateurs' and not 'Creators'; for what they have done is to give the form and turn and nature to matter. There have been many, and some have formed things harmonious and benignant and some have shaped things mischievous and evil. And some too have been distorters rather than builders, for they have interfered and spoiled what was begun well by others." - Questions and Answers 1929 - 1931 (30 June 1929) You say, "Many creators or rather 'formateurs', formmakers, have presided over the creation of the world." Who are these 'formateurs'? That depends. They have been given many names. All has been done by gradations and through individual beings of all kinds. Each state of being is inhabited by entities, individualities and personalities and each one has created a world around him or has contributed to the formation of certain beings upon earth. The last creators are those of the vital world, but there are beings of the Overmind (Sri Aurobindo calls this plane the Overmind), who have created, given forms, sent out emanations, and these emanations again had their emanations and so on. What I meant is that it is not the Divine Will that acted directly on Matter to give to the world the required form, it is by passing through layers, so to say, planes of the world, as for example, the mental plane - there are so many beings on the mental plane who are form-makers, who have taken part in the formation of some beings who have incarnated upon earth. On the vital plane also the same thing happens. For example, there is a tradition which says that the whole world of insects is the outcome of the form-makers of the vital world, and that this is why they take such absolutely diabolical shapes when they are magnified under the microscope. You saw the other day, when you were shown the microbes in water? Naturally the pictures were made to amuse, to strike the imagination, but they are based on real forms, so magnified, however, that they look like monsters. Almost the whole world of insects is a world of microscopic monsters which, had they been larger in size, would have been quite terrifying. So it is said these are entities of the vital world, beings of the vital who created that for fun and amused themselves forming all these impossible beasts which make human life altogether unpleasant. Did these intermediaries also come out of the Divine Power? Through intermediaries, yes, not directly. These beings are not in direct contact with the Divine (there are exceptions, I mean as a general rule), they are beings who are in relation with other beings, who are again in relation with others, and these with still others, and so on, in a hierarchy, up to the Supreme.(to be continued....) ~ The Mother, Question and Answers ,
88: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],
89:There walled apart by its own innernessIn a mystical barrage of dynamic lightHe saw a lone immense high-curved world-pileErect like a mountain-chariot of the GodsMotionless under an inscrutable sky.As if from Matter's plinth and viewless baseTo a top as viewless, a carved sea of worldsClimbing with foam-maned waves to the SupremeAscended towards breadths immeasurable;It hoped to soar into the Ineffable's reign:A hundred levels raised it to the Unknown.So it towered up to heights intangibleAnd disappeared in the hushed conscious VastAs climbs a storeyed temple-tower to heavenBuilt by the aspiring soul of man to liveNear to his dream of the Invisible.Infinity calls to it as it dreams and climbs;Its spire touches the apex of the world;Mounting into great voiceless stillnessesIt marries the earth to screened eternities.Amid the many systems of the OneMade by an interpreting creative joyAlone it points us to our journey backOut of our long self-loss in Nature's deeps;Planted on earth it holds in it all realms:It is a brief compendium of the Vast.This was the single stair to being's goal.A summary of the stages of the spirit,Its copy of the cosmic hierarchiesRefashioned in our secret air of selfA subtle pattern of the universe.It is within, below, without, above.Acting upon this visible Nature's schemeIt wakens our earth-matter's heavy dozeTo think and feel and to react to joy;It models in us our diviner parts,Lifts mortal mind into a greater air,Makes yearn this life of flesh to intangible aims,Links the body's death with immortality's call:Out of the swoon of the InconscienceIt labours towards a superconscient Light.If earth were all and this were not in her,Thought could not be nor life-delight's response:Only material forms could then be her guestsDriven by an inanimate world-force.Earth by this golden superfluityBore thinking man and more than man shall bear;This higher scheme of being is our causeAnd holds the key to our ascending fate;It calls out of our dense mortalityThe conscious spirit nursed in Matter's house.The living symbol of these conscious planes,Its influences and godheads of the unseen,Its unthought logic of Reality's actsArisen from the unspoken truth in things,Have fixed our inner life's slow-scaled degrees.Its steps are paces of the soul's returnFrom the deep adventure of material birth,A ladder of delivering ascentAnd rungs that Nature climbs to deity.Once in the vigil of a deathless gazeThese grades had marked her giant downward plunge,The wide and prone leap of a godhead's fall.Our life is a holocaust of the Supreme.The great World-Mother by her sacrificeHas made her soul the body of our state;Accepting sorrow and unconsciousnessDivinity's lapse from its own splendours woveThe many-patterned ground of all we are.An idol of self is our mortality.Our earth is a fragment and a residue;Her power is packed with the stuff of greater worldsAnd steeped in their colour-lustres dimmed by her drowse;An atavism of higher births is hers,Her sleep is stirred by their buried memoriesRecalling the lost spheres from which they fell.Unsatisfied forces in her bosom move;They are partners of her greater growing fateAnd her return to immortality;They consent to share her doom of birth and death;They kindle partial gleams of the All and driveHer blind laborious spirit to composeA meagre image of the mighty Whole.The calm and luminous Intimacy within ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
90:In the process of this change there must be by the very necessity of the effort two stages of its working. First, there will be the personal endeavour of the human being, as soon as he becomes aware by his soul, mind, heart of this divine possibility and turns towards it as the true object of life, to prepare himself for it and to get rid of all in him that belongs to a lower working, of all that stands in the way of his opening to the spiritual truth and its power, so as to possess by this liberation his spiritual being and turn all his natural movements into free means of its self-expression. It is by this turn that the self-conscious Yoga aware of its aim begins: there is a new awakening and an upward change of the life motive. So long as there is only an intellectual, ethical and other self-training for the now normal purposes of life which does not travel beyond the ordinary circle of working of mind, life and body, we are still only in the obscure and yet unillumined preparatory Yoga of Nature; we are still in pursuit of only an ordinary human perfection. A spiritual desire of the Divine and of the divine perfection, of a unity with him in all our being and a spiritual perfection in all our nature, is the effective sign of this change, the precursory power of a great integral conversion of our being and living. By personal effort a precursory change, a preliminary conversion can be effected; it amounts to a greater or less spiritualising of our mental motives, our character and temperament, and a mastery, stilling or changed action of the vital and physical life. This converted subjectivity can be made the base of some communion or unity of the soul in mind with the Divine and some partial reflection of the divine nature in the mentality of the human being. That is as far as man can go by his unaided or indirectly aided effort, because that is an effort of mind and mind cannot climb beyond itself permanently: at most it arises to a spiritualised and idealised mentality. If it shoots up beyond that border, it loses hold of itself, loses hold of life, and arrives either at a trance of absorption or a passivity. A greater perfection can only be arrived at by a higher power entering in and taking up the whole action of the being. The second stage of this Yoga will therefore be a persistent giving up of all the action of the nature into the hands of this greater Power, a substitution of its influence, possession and working for the personal effort, until the Divine to whom we aspire becomes the direct master of the Yoga and effects the entire spiritual and ideal conversion of the being. Two rules there are that will diminish the difficulty and obviate the danger. One must reject all that comes from the ego, from vital desire, from the mere mind and its presumptuous reasoning incompetence, all that ministers to these agents of the Ignorance. One must learn to hear and follow the voice of the inmost soul, the direction of the Guru, the command of the Master, the working of the Divine Mother. Whoever clings to the desires and weaknesses of the flesh, the cravings and passions of the vital in its turbulent ignorance, the dictates of his personal mind unsilenced and unillumined by a greater knowledge, cannot find the true inner law and is heaping obstacles in the way of the divine fulfilment. Whoever is able to detect and renounce those obscuring agencies and to discern and follow the true Guide within and without will discover the spiritual law and reach the goal of the Yoga. A radical and total change of consciousness is not only the whole meaning but, in an increasing force and by progressive stages, the whole method of the integral Yoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Yoga of Self-Perfection,
91:GURU YOGA Guru yoga is an essential practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. This is true in sutra, tantra, and Dzogchen. It develops the heart connection with the masteR By continually strengthening our devotion, we come to the place of pure devotion in ourselves, which is the unshakeable, powerful base of the practice. The essence of guru yoga is to merge the practitioner's mind with the mind of the master. What is the true master? It is the formless, fundamental nature of mind, the primordial awareness of the base of everything, but because we exist in dualism, it is helpful for us to visualize this in a form. Doing so makes skillful use of the dualisms of the conceptual mind, to further strengthen devotion and help us stay directed toward practice and the generation of positive qualities. In the Bon tradition, we often visualize either Tapihritsa* as the master, or the Buddha ShenlaOdker*, who represents the union of all the masters. If you are already a practitioner, you may have another deity to visualize, like Guru Rinpoche or a yidam or dakini. While it is important to work with a lineage with which you have a connection, you should understand that the master you visualize is the embodiment of all the masters with whom you are connected, all the teachers with whom you have studied, all the deities to whom you have commitments. The master in guru yoga is not just one individual, but the essence of enlightenment, the primordial awareness that is your true nature. The master is also the teacher from whom you receive the teachings. In the Tibetan tradition, we say the master is more important than the Buddha. Why? Because the master is the immediate messenger of the teachings, the one who brings the Buddha's wisdom to the student. Without the master we could not find our way to the Buddha. So we should feel as much devotion to the master as we would to the Buddha if the Buddha suddenly appeared in front of us. Guru yoga is not just about generating some feeling toward a visualized image. It is done to find the fundamental mind in yourself that is the same as the fundamental mind of all your teachers, and of all the Buddhas and realized beings that have ever lived. When you merge with the guru, you merge with your pristine true nature, which is the real guide and masteR But this should not be an abstract practice. When you do guru yoga, try to feel such intense devotion that the hair stands upon your neck, tears start down your face, and your heart opens and fills with great love. Let yourself merge in union with the guru's mind, which is your enlightened Buddha-nature. This is the way to practice guru yoga. The Practice After the nine breaths, still seated in meditation posture, visualize the master above and in front of you. This should not be a flat, two dimensional picture-let a real being exist there, in three dimensions, made of light, pure, and with a strong presence that affects the feeling in your body,your energy, and your mind. Generate strong devotion and reflect on the great gift of the teachings and the tremendous good fortune you enjoy in having made a connection to them. Offer a sincere prayer, asking that your negativities and obscurations be removed, that your positive qualities develop, and that you accomplish dream yoga. Then imagine receiving blessings from the master in the form of three colored lights that stream from his or her three wisdom doors- of body, speech, and mind-into yours. The lights should be transmitted in the following sequence: White light streams from the master's brow chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your entire body and physical dimension. Then red light streams from the master's throat chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your energetic dimension. Finally, blue light streams from the master's heart chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your mind. When the lights enter your body, feel them. Let your body, energy, and mind relax, suffused inwisdom light. Use your imagination to make the blessing real in your full experience, in your body and energy as well as in the images in your mind. After receiving the blessing, imagine the master dissolving into light that enters your heart and resides there as your innermost essence. Imagine that you dissolve into that light, and remain inpure awareness, rigpa. There are more elaborate instructions for guru yoga that can involve prostrations, offerings, gestures, mantras, and more complicated visualizations, but the essence of the practice is mingling your mind with the mind of the master, which is pure, non-dual awareness. Guru yoga can be done any time during the day; the more often the better. Many masters say that of all the practices it is guru yoga that is the most important. It confers the blessings of the lineage and can open and soften the heart and quiet the unruly mind. To completely accomplish guru yoga is to accomplish the path. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep ,
92:[the sevenfold ignorance and the integral knowledge:] We are ignorant of the Absolute which is the source of all being and becoming; we take partial facts of being, temporal relations of the becoming for the whole truth of existence,-that is the first, the original ignorance. We are ignorant of the spaceless, timeless, immobile and immutable Self; we take the constant mobility and mutation of the cosmic becoming in Time and Space for the whole truth of existence, -that is the second, the cosmic ignorance. We are ignorant of our universal self, the cosmic existence, the cosmic consciousness, our infinite unity with all being and becoming; we take our limited egoistic mentality, vitality, corporeality for our true self and regard everything other than that as not-self,-that is the third, the egoistic ignorance. We are ignorant of our eternal becoming in Time; we take this little life in a small span of Time, in a petty field of Space, for our beginning, our middle and our end,-that is the fourth, the temporal ignorance. Even within this brief temporal becoming we are ignorant of our large and complex being, of that in us which is superconscient, subconscient, intraconscient, circumconscient to our surface becoming; we take that surface becoming with its small selection of overtly mentalised experiences for our whole existence,-that is the fifth, the psychological ignorance. We are ignorant of the true constitution of our becoming; we take the mind or life or body or any two of these or all three for our true principle or the whole account of what we are, losing sight of that which constitutes them and determines by its occult presence and is meant to determine sovereignly by its emergence their operations,-that is the sixth, the constitutional ignorance. As a result of all these ignorances, we miss the true knowledge, government and enjoyment of our life in the world; we are ignorant in our thought, will, sensations, actions, return wrong or imperfect responses at every point to the questionings of the world, wander in a maze of errors and desires, strivings and failures, pain and pleasure, sin and stumbling, follow a crooked road, grope blindly for a changing goal,-that is the seventh, the practical ignorance. Our conception of the Ignorance will necessarily determine our conception of the Knowledge and determine, therefore, since our life is the Ignorance at once denying and seeking after the Knowledge, the goal of human effort and the aim of the cosmic endeavour. Integral knowledge will then mean the cancelling of the sevenfold Ignorance by the discovery of what it misses and ignores, a sevenfold self-revelation within our consciousness:- it will mean [1] the knowledge of the Absolute as the origin of all things; [2] the knowledge of the Self, the Spirit, the Being and of the cosmos as the Self's becoming, the becoming of the Being, a manifestation of the Spirit; [3] the knowledge of the world as one with us in the consciousness of our true self, thus cancelling our division from it by the separative idea and life of ego; [4] the knowledge of our psychic entity and its immortal persistence in Time beyond death and earth-existence; [5] the knowledge of our greater and inner existence behind the surface; [6] the knowledge of our mind, life and body in its true relation to the self within and the superconscient spiritual and supramental being above them; [7] the knowledge, finally, of the true harmony and true use of our thought, will and action and a change of all our nature into a conscious expression of the truth of the Spirit, the Self, the Divinity, the integral spiritual Reality. But this is not an intellectual knowledge which can be learned and completed in our present mould of consciousness; it must be an experience, a becoming, a change of consciousness, a change of being. This brings in the evolutionary character of the Becoming and the fact that our mental ignorance is only a stage in our evolution. The integral knowledge, then, can only come by an evolution of our being and our nature, and that would seem to signify a slow process in Time such as has accompanied the other evolutionary transformations. But as against that inference there is the fact that the evolution has now become conscious and its method and steps need not be altogether of the same character as when it was subconscious in its process. The integral knowledge, since it must result from a change of consciousness, can be gained by a process in which our will and endeavour have a part, in which they can discover and apply their own steps and method: its growth in us can proceed by a conscious self-transformation. It is necessary then to see what is likely to be the principle of this new process of evolution and what are the movements of the integral knowledge that must necessarily emerge in it,-or, in other words, what is the nature of the consciousness that must be the base of the life divine and how that life may be expected to be formed or to form itself, to materialise or, as one might say, to realise. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine pg 680-683,
93:[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 1.02 - Self-Consecration,
94:[The Gods and Their Worlds] [...] According to traditions and occult schools, all these zones of realities, these planes of realities have got different names; they have been classified in a different way, but there is an essential analogy, and if you go back far enough into the traditions, you see only the words changing according to the country and the language. Even now, the experiences of Western occultists and those of Eastern occultists offer great similarities. All who set out on the discovery of these invisible worlds and make a report of what they saw, give a very similar description, whether they be from here or there; they use different words, but the experience is very similar and the handling of forces is the same. This knowledge of the occult worlds is based on the existence of subtle bodies and of subtle worlds corresponding to those bodies. They are what the psychological method calls "states of consciousness", but these states of consciousness really correspond to worlds. The occult procedure consists then in being aware of these various inner states of being or subtle bodies and in becoming sufficiently a master of them so as to be able to go out of them successively, one after another. There is indeed a whole scale of subtleties, increasing or decreasing according to the direction in which you go, and the occult procedure consists in going out of a denser body into a subtler body and so on again, up to the most ethereal regions. You go, by successive exteriorisations, into bodies or worlds more and more subtle. It is somewhat as if every time you passed into another dimension. The fourth dimension of the physicists is nothing but the scientific transcription of an occult knowledge. To give another image, one can say that the physical body is at the centre - it is the most material, the densest and also the smallest - and the inner bodies, more subtle, overflow more and more the central physical body; they pass through it, extending themselves farther and farther, like water evaporating from a porous vase and forming a kind of steam all around. And the greater the subtlety, the more the extension tends to unite with that of the universe: one ends by universalising oneself. And it is altogether a concrete process which gives an objective experience of invisible worlds and even enables one to act in these worlds. There are, then, only a very small number of people in the West who know that these gods are not merely subjective and imaginary - more or less wildly imaginary - but that they correspond to a universal truth. All these regions, all these domains are filled with beings who exist, each in its own domain, and if you are awake and conscious on a particular plane - for instance, if on going out of a more material body you awake on some higher plane, you have the same relation with the things and people of that plane as you had with the things and people of the material world. That is to say, there exists an entirely objective relation that has nothing to do with the idea you may have of these things. Naturally, the resemblance is greater and greater as you approach the physical world, the material world, and there even comes a time when the one region has a direct action upon the other. In any case, in what Sri Aurobindo calls the overmental worlds, you will find a concrete reality absolutely independent of your personal experience; you go back there and again find the same things, with the differences that have occurred during your absence. And you have relations with those beings that are identical with the relations you have with physical beings, with this difference that the relation is more plastic, supple and direct - for example, there is the capacity to change the external form, the visible form, according to the inner state you are in. But you can make an appointment with someone and be at the appointed place and find the same being again, with certain differences that have come about during your absence; it is entirely concrete with results entirely concrete. One must have at least a little of this experience in order to understand these things. Otherwise, those who are convinced that all this is mere human imagination and mental formation, who believe that these gods have such and such a form because men have thought them to be like that, and that they have certain defects and certain qualities because men have thought them to be like that - all those who say that God is made in the image of man and that he exists only in human thought, all these will not understand; to them this will appear absolutely ridiculous, madness. One must have lived a little, touched the subject a little, to know how very concrete the thing is. Naturally, children know a good deal if they have not been spoilt. There are so many children who return every night to the same place and continue to live the life they have begun there. When these faculties are not spoilt with age, you can keep them with you. At a time when I was especially interested in dreams, I could return exactly to a place and continue a work that I had begun: supervise something, for example, set something in order, a work of organisation or of discovery, of exploration. You go until you reach a certain spot, as you would go in life, then you take a rest, then you return and begin again - you begin the work at the place where you left off and you continue it. And you perceive that there are things which are quite independent of you, in the sense that changes of which you are not at all the author, have taken place automatically during your absence. But for this, you must live these experiences yourself, you must see them yourself, live them with sufficient sincerity and spontaneity in order to see that they are independent of any mental formation. For you can do the opposite also, and deepen the study of the action of mental formation upon events. This is very interesting, but it is another domain. And this study makes you very careful, very prudent, because you become aware of how far you can delude yourself. So you must study both, the dream and the occult reality, in order to see what is the essential difference between the two. The one depends upon us; the other exists in itself; entirely independent of the thought that we have of it. When you have worked in that domain, you recognise in fact that once a subject has been studied and something has been learnt mentally, it gives a special colour to the experience; the experience may be quite spontaneous and sincere, but the simple fact that the subject was known and studied lends a particular quality. Whereas if you had learnt nothing about the question, if you knew nothing at all, the transcription would be completely spontaneous and sincere when the experience came; it would be more or less adequate, but it would not be the outcome of a previous mental formation. Naturally, this occult knowledge or this experience is not very frequent in the world, because in those who do not have a developed inner life, there are veritable gaps between the external consciousness and the inmost consciousness; the linking states of being are missing and they have to be constructed. So when people enter there for the first time, they are bewildered, they have the impression they have fallen into the night, into nothingness, into non-being! I had a Danish friend, a painter, who was like that. He wanted me to teach him how to go out of the body; he used to have interesting dreams and thought that it would be worth the trouble to go there consciously. So I made him "go out" - but it was a frightful thing! When he was dreaming, a part of his mind still remained conscious, active, and a kind of link existed between this active part and his external being; then he remembered some of his dreams, but it was a very partial phenomenon. And to go out of one's body means to pass gradually through all the states of being, if one does the thing systematically. Well, already in the subtle physical, one is almost de-individualised, and when one goes farther, there remains nothing, for nothing is formed or individualised. Thus, when people are asked to meditate or told to go within, to enter into themselves, they are in agony - naturally! They have the impression that they are vanishing. And with reason: there is nothing, no consciousness! These things that appear to us quite natural and evident, are, for people who know nothing, wild imagination. If, for example, you transplant these experiences or this knowledge to the West, well, unless you have been frequenting the circles of occultists, they stare at you with open eyes. And when you have turned your back, they hasten to say, "These people are cranks!" Now to come back to the gods and conclude. It must be said that all those beings who have never had an earthly existence - gods or demons, invisible beings and powers - do not possess what the Divine has put into man: the psychic being. And this psychic being gives to man true love, charity, compassion, a deep kindness, which compensate for all his external defects. In the gods there is no fault because they live according to their own nature, spontaneously and without constraint: as gods, it is their manner of being. But if you take a higher point of view, if you have a higher vision, a vision of the whole, you see that they lack certain qualities that are exclusively human. By his capacity of love and self-giving, man can have as much power as the gods and even more, when he is not egoistic, when he has surmounted his egoism. If he fulfils the required condition, man is nearer to the Supreme than the gods are. He can be nearer. He is not so automatically, but he has the power to be so, the potentiality. If human love manifested itself without mixture, it would be all-powerful. Unfortunately, in human love there is as much love of oneself as of the one loved; it is not a love that makes you forget yourself. - 4 November 1958 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 355
,

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:the basement. Katz ~ Bill Bryson,
2:database. Another ~ Marissa Meyer,
3:Baseball is the life. ~ Steve Garvey,
4:carbon-based bipedal ~ Douglas Adams,
5:Fear reveals baseborn souls! ~ Virgil,
6:I'm a baseball freak. ~ Dee Dee Myers,
7:Energy is based on love. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
8:He wore the baseball cap ~ Sandra Hill,
9:basement security suite, ~ Kate Messner,
10:Thank God for baseball. ~ Mickey Mantle,
11:All war is based on deception. ~ Sun Tzu,
12:Baseball has all the money. ~ Brett Hull,
13:ORDER BASED ON ORDER ~ Erwin Schr dinger,
14:Pete Rose is baseball. ~ Sparky Anderson,
15:Low-cost, broad-based index ~ J L Collins,
16:Optimism is evidence-based. ~ Cornel West,
17:the basement of a bar. ~ Nadia Bolz Weber,
18:You must base the Wisdom on Love. ~ Plato,
19:Drama is based on the Mistake. ~ W H Auden,
20:Is this base? Is this base? ~ Flynn Meaney,
21:My Paintings are Battles. ~ Georg Baselitz,
22:What you base your happiness around? ~ Nas,
23:All learning has an emotional base. ~ Plato,
24:God, I just love baseball. ~ Robert Redford,
25:I am the best in baseball. ~ Reggie Jackson,
26:My act is based on my life. ~ Kathy Griffin,
27:All warfare is based on deception. ~ Sun Tzu,
28:Baseball is like live math. ~ Alyson Richman,
29:Convert to IRA-based system. ~ Newt Gingrich,
30:Luck prefers risk-based mindset. ~ Toba Beta,
31:The high must make the low its base. ~ Laozi,
32:Baseball is a game of inches. ~ Branch Rickey,
33:based on international law. ~ Walter Isaacson,
34:Ballet is the faeries' baseball ~ Oscar Levant,
35:Baseball needs more superstars. ~ Bryce Harper,
36:Engaging total abasement mode now. ~ Anonymous,
37:I see great things in baseball. ~ Walt Whitman,
38:La base del optimismo es el terror ~ Anonymous,
39:Life is based on comparisons ~ Henri Charri re,
40:Style is based on limitations. ~ John Hartford,
41:All art is based on non-conformity. ~ Ben Shahn,
42:All warfare is based on deception. ~ Steve Bein,
43:Ballet is the fairies' baseball. ~ Oscar Levant,
44:Baseball is 50% from the neck up ~ Ted Williams,
45:Chitchat debases a language. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
46:Cricket is baseball on Valium. ~ Robin Williams,
47:Don't make decisions based on the fear. ~ Jay Z,
48:Every fiction has its base in fact, ~ Anonymous,
49:Freebase? What's free about it? ~ Richard Pryor,
50:I was born to play baseball. ~ Roberto Clemente,
51:Reality is based on perception ~ Geoff Thompson,
52:THE BRITISH NEVER WATCH BASEBALL! ~ John Irving,
53:All legends have a base in fact. ~ David Gemmell,
54:Baseball is a game of the soul. ~ Pedro Martinez,
55:Baseball is our national game. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
56:Base men who prosper are unenviable. ~ Aeschylus,
57:Botany is based on fixed genera. ~ Carl Linnaeus,
58:He shrugged. Memories of a basement… ~ Anonymous,
59:I love the game of baseball. ~ Nomar Garciaparra,
60:Insanity is the base for Creativity. ~ Anonymous,
61:I wanted to play baseball! ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
62:Love is based on imagination. ~ Olivier Martinez,
63:rebels captured that base and ~ Joel C Rosenberg,
64:The Daleks were based on the Nazis. ~ John Lloyd,
65:Baseball is dull only to dull minds. ~ Red Barber,
66:Base wealth preferring to eternal praise. ~ Homer,
67:Better not to exist than live basely. ~ Sophocles,
68:Fact is based upon vulgar matter. ~ Charles Olson,
69:All warfare is based on deception. ~ W E B Griffin,
70:Baseball is also a game of balance. ~ Stephen King,
71:Base is the slave that pays. ~ William Shakespeare,
72:Base your self-esteem on truth. ~ Stephen Richards,
73:Every fiction has its base in fact, ~ Gayle Forman,
74:Every fiction has its base in fact. ~ Gayle Forman,
75:I always get very calm with baseball. ~ Paul Simon,
76:I don't see art as entertainment. ~ Georg Baselitz,
77:My passion is based on evidence. ~ Richard Dawkins,
78:Self-esteem is not based on itself. ~ Mason Cooley,
79:sporting my favorite blue baseball ~ Austen Hartke,
80:We kill people based on metadata. ~ Bruce Schneier,
81:Baseball is Heaven's gift to mortals. ~ George Will,
82:Base words are uttered only by the base ~ W H Auden,
83:I base all my characters on hair. ~ Patrick Dempsey,
84:Men usually grow base by degrees. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
85:The National League is baseball to me. ~ Kerry Wood,
86:You dig in and you find something. ~ Georg Baselitz,
87:a military base, to check out the story. ~ Greg Iles,
88:And bear unmov'd the wrongs of base mankind, ~ Homer,
89:I don't know anything about baseball. ~ Sean Connery,
90:I love talking about baserunning. ~ Rickey Henderson,
91:I never promised you a rose garden. ~ Traian Basescu,
92:I was a baseball fan, at any rate. ~ Hillary Clinton,
93:You can't fall out of the basement. ~ William Wright,
94:A life's work should be based on love. ~ Ray Bradbury,
95:Baseball has been very good to me. ~ Roberto Clemente,
96:Emotion is a rotten base for politics. ~ Dick Francis,
97:Freedom is a system based on courage. ~ Charles Peguy,
98:I make decisions based on logic and fact. ~ E L James,
99:What had really gone on in that basement? ~ Anonymous,
100:Your country is bigger than baseball. ~ Jerry Coleman,
101:All intimacies are based on differences. ~ Henry James,
102:Baseball been berry berry good to me! ~ Garrett Morris,
103:Baseball is not what I love. It's my job. ~ Eric Davis,
104:Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life. ~ Ty Cobb,
105:based on what the wind does, we build ~ Michael Koryta,
106:I really like visiting military bases. ~ Stacy Keibler,
107:Strategic Principle #2: Secure Your Base The ~ Vox Day,
108:Tis base to plead the unhappy prisoner's cause, ~ Ovid,
109:Valor is abased by too much loftiness. ~ Philip Sidney,
110:Virtue debases itself in justifying itself. ~ Voltaire,
111:I don't make decisions based on money. ~ David Duchovny,
112:I prefer truth-based entertaining idealism. ~ Toba Beta,
113:I watch a lot of baseball on the radio. ~ Gerald R Ford,
114:make decisions based on hope, not fear. ~ Sophie Hannah,
115:PARNELL AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, TENNESSEE ~ Max Brooks,
116:Small things make base men proud. ~ William Shakespeare,
117:The one constant in life is baseball ~ James Earl Jones,
118:The wavering mind is but a base possession. ~ Euripides,
119:Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin. ~ Hesiod,
120:I am a confectionery-based existentialist. ~ Bill Bailey,
121:I just make music based on what I believe. ~ Boots Riley,
122:I love first base. I want to get better. ~ Mark Teixeira,
123:I'm not a big baseball fan, to be honest. ~ Jimmy Fallon,
124:Interleaf is based on the formatting process. ~ Bill Joy,
125:It's a base hit on the error by Roberts. ~ Jerry Coleman,
126:It’s an economy based on the tooth fairy. ~ Greg Gutfeld,
127:Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball. ~ Tris Speaker,
128:Most stories are based on something real. ~ Paula Weston,
129:Never base motivation or fear, entirely. ~ Peter Heather,
130:The shadows in God's boarded-up basement. ~ Isaac Marion,
131:A baseball manager is a necessary evil. ~ Sparky Anderson,
132:Based on past experience, I hope not. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
133:Cricket is basically baseball on valium. ~ Robin Williams,
134:God watches over drunks and third baseman. ~ Leo Durocher,
135:Honestly, I'm not a big fan of baseball. ~ Novak Djokovic,
136:How can you not be romantic about baseball? ~ Billy Beane,
137:I enjoy every bit of baseball I can get. ~ Pedro Martinez,
138:I hate caviar. Ugh! The freebase of food! ~ Carrie Fisher,
139:Is base in kind, and born to be a slave. ~ William Cowper,
140:It’s hard not to be romantic about baseball ~ Billy Beane,
141:It was all I lived for, to play baseball. ~ Mickey Mantle,
142:I've always been a great lover of baseball. ~ Peter Lynch,
143:Solutions must be based on compromises. ~ Joschka Fischer,
144:There is no room in baseball for a clown. ~ Chuck Dressen,
145:Th' unwilling gratitude of base mankind! ~ Alexander Pope,
146:Your lack of fear is based on your ignorance. ~ Liu Cixin,
147:Baseball reveals character; golf exposes it. ~ Ernie Banks,
148:La literatura es mentira, es su base principal ~ Anonymous,
149:Leadership is based on complex phenomena. ~ Rakesh Khurana,
150:Most game music is based on loops effectively. ~ Brian Eno,
151:No, I've never played baseball in my life. ~ Jay Hernandez,
152:Oh Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst make, ~ Omar Khayyam,
153:The sea is not a bargain basement. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau,
154:The universe is based on sullen entropy; ~ Robyn Hitchcock,
155:Defense to me is the key to playing baseball. ~ Willie Mays,
156:English culture is highly literary-based. ~ Peter Greenaway,
157:I wanna cover more ground, get a bigger fan base. ~ Big Pun,
158:Let's be friends based on mutual hate. ~ Bryan Lee O Malley,
159:Solo homers usually come with no one on base. ~ Ralph Kiner,
160:the useful is the noble and the hurtful is the base ~ Plato,
161:Tis ever thus: indulgence spoils the base; ~ Joanna Baillie,
162:To think truly is noble and to be deceived is base. ~ Plato,
163:We are irreducibly hope-based creatures. ~ Timothy J Keller,
164:We have to base architecture on the environment. ~ Toyo Ito,
165:Whoever debases others is debasing himself. ~ James Baldwin,
166:Will is based on activity, whim on passivity. ~ Erich Fromm,
167:you base your faith on experience, your faith is ~ Ram Dass,
168:Aikido is based on the projection of love. ~ Morihei Ueshiba,
169:air force bases, where libraries are revered. ~ Susan Orlean,
170:All immigration is based on misapprehension. ~ Mavis Gallant,
171:I know my fan base is a smart group of people. ~ Aziz Ansari,
172:ISP’s database.” Surprisingly, he thought ~ Michael Prescott,
173:May the sun never set on American baseball. ~ Harry S Truman,
174:Relationships based on obligation lack dignity. ~ Wayne Dyer,
175:The low desire, the base design ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
176:Well, all rock and roll is based in artifice. ~ Billy Corgan,
177:Whatever we do, make sure we clean up baseball. ~ Hank Aaron,
178:What if she actually enjoyed her debasement? ~ Pauline R age,
179:You can't be a legend in your parent's basement. ~ Joe Walsh,
180:A food's value is based on how good it tastes. ~ Homaro Cantu,
181:All my religious beliefs are based on Star Wars. ~ Mike Dirnt,
182:Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. ~ Willie Mays,
183:Baseball is the greatest of all team sports. ~ Herbert Hoover,
184:Humans are capable of such baseless brutality. ~ Amie Kaufman,
185:I have a love of baseball and a love of music. ~ Jason Aldean,
186:I made baseball as much fun as doing your taxes! ~ Bill James,
187:I really like individualism based on truth. ~ Tyler Blackburn,
188:Missing Persons was based in Los Angeles. ~ Warren Cuccurullo,
189:Too much risk based on what you're comfortable with ~ Unknown,
190:Whoever debases others is debasing himself. ~ James A Baldwin,
191:Y la sonrisa es la base de la belleza. ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs,
192:Age is not based on chronology, but psychology. ~ Tony Robbins,
193:A lot of my material was based on my family. ~ Cristela Alonzo,
194:Baseball is wrong, man with four balls cannot walk ~ Confucius,
195:I am unable to lead a life based on an illusion. ~ Susan Quinn,
196:Ideal relationship is based on giving. ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,
197:Samsung to make Tizen OS-based smartphone in India ~ Anonymous,
198:The best future is based on the forgotten past. ~ Paulo Coelho,
199:There is but one game and that game is baseball. ~ John McGraw,
200:There is no defense against the base on balls. ~ Joe Garagiola,
201:The wish to hear such baseness is degrading. ~ Dante Alighieri,
202:When our beliefs are based on our own direct ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
203:All fantasy should have a solid base in reality. ~ Max Beerbohm,
204:Art is visceral and vulgar - it's an eruption. ~ Georg Baselitz,
205:Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder. ~ Babe Ruth,
206:Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
207:he politely didn’t lock her in a basement and ~ Jennifer Ashley,
208:I am using soybean based ink, which is recyclable. ~ Rick Danko,
209:Living based in security is living based in fear. ~ T Harv Eker,
210:my favorite urban flower, the baseball box score ~ Roger Angell,
211:NSA analyst touches something in the database, ~ Bruce Schneier,
212:Some guys can charm the stitches off a baseball. ~ Robert Crais,
213:Soul reward is the key element of a Tao-based job. ~ Alan Cohen,
214:The mind always found its way back to baseline. ~ Will McIntosh,
215:All wrong conduct is based on wrong believing ~ Edwin Louis Cole,
216:Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
217:Gain not base gains; base gains are the same as losses. ~ Hesiod,
218:Here lies Mickey Mantle. Banned from baseball. ~ Peter Ueberroth,
219:He who abases Matter, abases himself and all creation. ~ CErsted,
220:I am happy being based in Leeds, I feel settled. ~ Lucy Pargeter,
221:I believe my speed begins when I round first base. ~ Bobby Abreu,
222:I can still steal a base anytime I get ready. ~ Rickey Henderson,
223:I once tried playing baseball but I started crying. ~ Thom Yorke,
224:I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw. ~ Willie Mays,
225:I wanted to be a professional baseball player. ~ Balthazar Getty,
226:My hometown was one of the major U.S. Air Force bases. ~ Ang Lee,
227:primitive religions are based entirely on fear ~ Albert Einstein,
228:secure base.” Out of Bowlby’s attachment theory. ~ Steven Kotler,
229:Whoever debases others is debasing himself. That ~ James Baldwin,
230:75% of baseball is mental the other half is phisical ~ Yogi Berra,
231:A goddess I want to debase in every imaginable way. ~ Celia Aaron,
232:A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. ~ Plato,
233:All my humor is based upon destruction and despair. ~ Lenny Bruce,
234:Born on third base and think they hit a triple, ~ Jennifer Weiner,
235:Endure, my heart; yea, a baser thing thou once didst bear ~ Homer,
236:Every fiction has its base in fact,” he tells her. ~ Gayle Forman,
237:Free trade is not based on utility but on justice. ~ Edmund Burke,
238:I hang my work upside down to emphasize surface. ~ Georg Baselitz,
239:Love the game of baseball and baseball will love you. ~ Babe Ruth,
240:Of all base passions fear is most accurs'd. ~ William Shakespeare,
241:Some kinds of baseness are nobly undergone. ~ William Shakespeare,
242:So you have to be more mentally focused in baseball. ~ Bo Jackson,
243:stopped to smell the base of a tree before lifting ~ Molly Cannon,
244:We should create law based on the God of the Bible. ~ Sarah Palin,
245:A good decision is based on knowledge, and not on numbers. ~ Plato,
246:Baseball fans are pedants, there is no other kind. ~ Wilfrid Sheed,
247:Baseball is a game-I just go out there and enjoy it. ~ CC Sabathia,
248:Effective fund-raising is based on relationships. ~ Jeffrey Deitch,
249:Every opinion based on scientific criticism I welcome. ~ Karl Marx,
250:Evolution is baseless and quite incredible. ~ John Ambrose Fleming,
251:Marriage is based on a more enduring kind of love. ~ Kate Atkinson,
252:Oh, the joys of baseball, manly men in tight pants. ~ Carolyn Hart,
253:Right now I'm just trying to be baseball-oriented. ~ Jason Heyward,
254:The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball. ~ Babe Ruth,
255:When you lose your hands, you can't play baseball. ~ Jerry Coleman,
256:You can only have lasting peace based on justice. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
257:A concentrated phenomenon based on vague motives. ~ Haruki Murakami,
258:All religions are based on obsolete terminology. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
259:Answers based in truth are the foundation of wisdom. ~ Jayce O Neal,
260:Baseball, for me, is just a slight step above golf. He ~ Eve Jagger,
261:Baseball is a dull game only for those with dull minds. ~ Red Smith,
262:Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand. ~ Leo Durocher,
263:Differentiation is a zero-sum, advertising-based game. ~ Seth Godin,
264:Don't congratulate yourself for baseline integrity. ~ Chris Johnson,
265:I loved the idea of touching base with an audience. ~ Jerry Stiller,
266:I'm married to football, baseball is my girlfriend. ~ Deion Sanders,
267:I never want to sit out. I want to play baseball games. ~ Matt Kemp,
268:My home base - pop music and the Catholic Church. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
269:Today was a good day for Hill Air Force Base and Utah. ~ Rob Bishop,
270:We're the best team in baseball, but not by much. ~ Sparky Anderson,
271:Apparently the Germans had a database of 13,000 kicks. ~ Simon Kuper,
272:Baseball is a game played by idiots for morons. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
273:Baseball is a good thing. Always was, always will be. ~ Stephen King,
274:Baseball is probably the world's best documented sport. ~ Ford Frick,
275:Every bad decision I've made has been based on money. ~ Eddie Murphy,
276:Everyone is dividing based on demographic categories. ~ David Brooks,
277:I am not advocating a morality based on evolution. ~ Richard Dawkins,
278:I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch. ~ Gilda Radner,
279:I might be in the basement. I'll go upstairs and check. ~ M C Escher,
280:I wasnt athletic. I played baseball, but I was terrible. ~ Matt Long,
281:Our whole economy is based on planned obsolescence. ~ Brooks Stevens,
282:The 9/11 terrorist attack was a faith-based initiative. ~ Dan Barker,
283:The baseball establishment is permissive about revelry. ~ Curt Flood,
284:The most reliable path to glory is base brute effort. ~ Leigh Newman,
285:There's a lot more future in hamburgers than in baseball. ~ Ray Kroc,
286:We all select our fates based on the paths we choose. ~ Larry Brooks,
287:Democracies succeed or fail based on their journalism. ~ Scott Pelley,
288:Everything I have, I owe to baseball and the Dodgers. ~ Tommy Lasorda,
289:Fairness and justice will be the base of my government. ~ Moon Jae in,
290:Good intentions are impotent unless based on reality. ~ Arthur Jensen,
291:Good public speaking is based on good private thinking ~ Scott Berkun,
292:How people react is going to be based on how you react. ~ Ilsa J Bick,
293:Identity based on what we have is aham, not atma. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik,
294:I'm a baseball player, I'm not a political activist. ~ Carlos Delgado,
295:I recently attended a pro-drug rally... in my basement. ~ David Cross,
296:It's actually safe to create a universe in your basement. ~ Alan Guth,
297:Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. ~ Albert Camus,
298:Our joy does not have to be based on our circumstances. ~ Joyce Meyer,
299:Plenty of friendships, I am sure, are based on lies. ~ Sabine Durrant,
300:Religion is based on the idea that God is an imbecile. ~ Noam Chomsky,
301:Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. ~ Deepak Chopra,
302:Taking in a baseball game on TV is also a big treat. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
303:The base of evil in the world is religion of any kind ~ George Carlin,
304:The game of baseball is a clean, straight game. ~ William Howard Taft,
305:There is no victory at bargain basement prices. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
306:There's no such thing as a partisan base. ~ Stephanie Herseth Sandlin,
307:There's nothing bad that accrues from baseball. ~ A Bartlett Giamatti,
308:They don't know who I was or that I played baseball. ~ Catfish Hunter,
309:When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game. ~ Joe DiMaggio,
310:With base? with baseness? bastardy? base, base? ~ William Shakespeare,
311:A criterion based on adjectives is always ambiguous. ~ Benjamin Graham,
312:Baseball isn't a business; it's more like a disease. ~ Walter O Malley,
313:Base souls have no faith in great individuals. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
314:Change the economic base and you will change human beings. ~ Karl Marx,
315:I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball. ~ Satchel Paige,
316:I didn't have the base I needed to win the election ~ Rodney Alexander,
317:I had been unaware that baseball was a Republican sport. ~ Tim Robbins,
318:I have sounded the very base-string of humility. ~ William Shakespeare,
319:I still have a spiritual base and a spiritual foundation. ~ Katy Perry,
320:I went through baseball as a player to be named later. ~ Joe Garagiola,
321:Most hatred is based on fear, one way or another. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
322:No satisfaction based upon self-deception is solid. ~ Bertrand Russell,
323:Of all base passions, fear is the most accursed. ~ William Shakespeare,
324:Taxation is robbery based on monopoly of weapons ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
325:The sacrament of marriage is based on a man and woman. ~ Newt Gingrich,
326:tom clancy probably wears a baseball hat when he has sex ~ Megan Boyle,
327:You can't change your game based on where you're playing. ~ Troy Glaus,
328:A baseball walks into a bar, and the bartender throws it out. ~ Various,
329:All warfare is based on deception.” —Sun Tzu Not ~ Michael Z Williamson,
330:An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all. ~ Paul Cezanne,
331:Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up. ~ Bob Lemon,
332:Baseless accusations are the last refuge of the desperate ~ G S Jennsen,
333:Every myth is based on truth. And the ice hides many things ~ Lia Habel,
334:Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed. ~ Neil Armstrong,
335:I am elected by the people of Bucharest, not the dogs. ~ Traian Basescu,
336:If the thing loved is base, the lover becomes base. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
337:I thought I'd be back in baseball, but I didn't know when. ~ Jon Lester,
338:It should be known that Israel is based on treachery. ~ Bashar al Assad,
339:Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
340:McDonald’s basement had saved him. When the gun went off, ~ J T Ellison,
341:The most base of men can be civilized through suffering. ~ Saint Jerome,
342:You couldn't at least use an Exy idiom? I hate baseball. ~ Nora Sakavic,
343:Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words. ~ Ernie Harwell,
344:But they also were on some base level congenitally brave. ~ Harlan Coben,
345:Course in Miracles is based on that precise process of ~ David R Hawkins,
346:Grow or die” is not based in science or business reality ~ Edward D Hess,
347:Growth based on debt is unsustainable, artificial. ~ Jose Manuel Barroso,
348:I'm a football guy. Baseball, I enjoy it at playoff time. ~ Jon Bon Jovi,
349:I'm just enjoying playing baseball in the major leagues. ~ Matt Holliday,
350:In beef trade issues, we base our decisions upon science. ~ Mike Johanns,
351:I play to represent God, something bigger than baseball. ~ Albert Pujols,
352:I think what makes a good show is obviously a rabid fan base. ~ Jim Rash,
353:Knowledge is truthful only if it’s based in morality. ~ Andrei Tarkovsky,
354:Lead from the front - but don t leave your base behind. ~ Nelson Mandela,
355:Our friendship is based on memories. What do we have now? ~ Angie Thomas,
356:People need no advice, they want wisdom-based entertainment. ~ Toba Beta,
357:So, baseball is probably more physical of the two mentally. ~ Bo Jackson,
358:The best lies are based on the truth, at least in part ~ Cassandra Clare,
359:The Republican base is not reflective of the whole country. ~ David Corn,
360:The True Church can never fail. For it is based upon a rock. ~ T S Eliot,
361:We are all easily taught to imitate what is base and depraved. ~ Juvenal,
362:Why call something a play that’s based on a text? ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky,
363:Writing is like baseball: you fail two-thirds of the time. ~ Philip Roth,
364:You can't base your life on other people's expectations. ~ Stevie Wonder,
365:You'd be wise not to judge me based on one flaming wiener. ~ Tracy March,
366:All creativity is based on quantum leaps and uncertainty. ~ Deepak Chopra,
367:A man's riches are based on what he can do without. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
368:At our heart, at our base, we are no better than animals. ~ Lauren Oliver,
369:Baseball is what we were, football is what we have become. ~ Mary McGrory,
370:Bottom line. Unlike baseball, love played without rules. ~ Rachelle Ayala,
371:Database: the information you lose when your memory crashes. ~ Dave Barry,
372:define narcissism as the shame-based fear of being ordinary. ~ Bren Brown,
373:I always feel attacked when I'm asked about my painting. ~ Georg Baselitz,
374:I love baseball. And American Football, too. But not rugby. ~ Carlos Slim,
375:I prefer to conduct my life based on how I treat people. ~ John Malkovich,
376:I was better at baseball, but I really loved football. ~ Colin Kaepernick,
377:I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me! ~ Unknown,
378:Jack said, “I walked into the church basement and there she ~ Sara Donati,
379:Really advanced civilization is based on advances in energy. ~ Bill Gates,
380:The first rule of baseball is to get a good ball to hit. ~ Rogers Hornsby,
381:There was no treachery too base for the world to commit. ~ Virginia Woolf,
382:True competence is based on one’s own ability to observe. ~ L Ron Hubbard,
383:What I could never escape was Germany, and being German. ~ Georg Baselitz,
384:Your capacity to receive is based on your hunger to pursue. ~ Mike Bickle,
385:A database is just a tool: how you use it is up to you. ~ Martin Kleppmann,
386:A few dud universes can really clutter up your basement. ~ Neal Stephenson,
387:A vendor neutral, standards-based approach must be adopted ~ Carly Fiorina,
388:couch next to him. For now, anyway. As soon as his baseball ~ Nancy Naigle,
389:Government is based on two things: restraint and deceit. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
390:I don't want everybody to just see the baseball side of me. ~ Bryce Harper,
391:I never look for help when I'm the one who loaded the bases. ~ Mike Lupica,
392:It's not like learning how to hit a curve ball in baseball. ~ Floyd Abrams,
393:I would never imagine a mate based on a certain sex or race. ~ Amber Heard,
394:perhaps in that basement, flinching as a laptop shatters ~ Gilly Macmillan,
395:Practice should always be based on a sound knowledge of theory ~ Anonymous,
396:Slavery is ...an atrocious debasement of human nature. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
397:The heart. Carbon-based primitive in a silicon world. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
398:The Wire' is very realistic and based on real events. ~ Michael K Williams,
399:Activate your fans, don’t just collect them like baseball cards. ~ Jay Baer,
400:a lot of us think everyone else is living in Maslow’s basement— ~ Anonymous,
401:Amazing what people make up based on what they choose to see. ~ Jack Dorsey,
402:Authority is first and foremost based on reason. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
403:Baseball is played by all countries now, and softball, too. ~ Tommy Lasorda,
404:Baseball is religion without the mischief.” -Thomas Boswell ~ Angela Roquet,
405:Each gene is a stretch of DNA, made up of thousands of bases. ~ Carl Zimmer,
406:Edwards missed getting Stearns at third base by an eyeball. ~ Jerry Coleman,
407:Every power grab is the new base camp for the next power grab. ~ Mark Steyn,
408:Family is everything. It is even more important than baseball. ~ Luis Tiant,
409:From the beginning, this has been a faith-based ministry. ~ David Wilkerson,
410:Good direction is often based on the ability to communicate. ~ Marc E Platt,
411:He’s seriously going to try and teach me how to play baseball? ~ Eve Jagger,
412:In situations like these, baseball caps come in really handy. ~ R J Palacio,
413:I've been in the bargain basement of the movie business. ~ Linda Fiorentino,
414:I’ve never found anything good in a basement. Ever. ~ Jordan Castillo Price,
415:Love isn't based on gratitude. Respect isn't based on debt. ~ Miguel Syjuco,
416:My music and my fan base is really built off of my lifestyle. ~ Wiz Khalifa,
417:Never judge your clarity based on someone else's response. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
418:Raised some taxes based on court orders and voter approval. ~ Mike Huckabee,
419:Relationships are based on trust until you meet someone new. ~ Howard Stern,
420:special relationship is a relationship based on fear. ~ Marianne Williamson,
421:Tell him to shut up! Tell him there's no crying in baseball! ~ Stephen King,
422:The best lies are based on the
truth, at least in part ~ Cassandra Clare,
423:There is nothing more despicable than respect based on fear. ~ Albert Camus,
424:This is the essential evil of vice: it debases a man. ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin,
425:When we are shame-based, we can only focus on our own ache. ~ John Bradshaw,
426:A rational prediction has an explanation based on theory. ~ W Edwards Deming,
427:As believers, everything we do is based on how we view God. ~ Hayley DiMarco,
428:Base yourself on what you feel, even when you alone feel it. ~ Henri Michaux,
429:coming back on base always felt a little bit like coming home ~ Kaylea Cross,
430:Everything, I think, about acting is based on imagination. ~ Christina Ricci,
431:I come from a good family. I come from a faith-based family. ~ Ryan Merriman,
432:I have never made a decision based on race and never will. ~ Cuba Gooding Jr,
433:I want get people to think about sensory based of thinking. ~ Temple Grandin,
434:My work cuts like a steel blade at the base of a man's penis ~ Angela Carter,
435:Opera in English, is about as sensible as baseball in Italian. ~ H L Mencken,
436:Stanton is considered one of the best baseball players right now ~ Anonymous,
437:the character of our life is based upon how we perceive it. ~ Bruce H Lipton,
438:Theories can be based on any assumptions, however bizarre. ~ Milton Friedman,
439:The saddest day of the year is the day baseball season ends. ~ Tommy Lasorda,
440:When love is at the base of something, it is a masterpiece. ~ Steve Maraboli,
441:You're so far off base this time you can't even see the base! ~ Eileen Wilks,
442:A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
443:Are you crying? There's no crying. There's no crying in baseball. ~ Tom Hanks,
444:Baseball’s absolute unpredictability makes amateurs of us all. ~ Roger Angell,
445:Great relationships are based on clarity, not mind-reading. ~ Steve Arterburn,
446:he never spoke save in the debased patois of his environment; ~ H P Lovecraft,
447:If a story is no good, being based on Hamlet won't save it. ~ Thomas C Foster,
448:Improvement at anything is based on thousands of tiny failures, ~ Mark Manson,
449:I was a baseball fan myself, I wanted to play baseball. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
450:Justice is based on values. And those change every generation. ~ Eiichiro Oda,
451:Knowing the Truth is not based on knowledge, but on being "it". ~ Vivian Amis,
452:No one is excluded from the astronaut corps based on penis size. ~ Mary Roach,
453:No random actions, none not based on underlying principles. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
454:One must conform to the baseness of an age or become neurotic. ~ Robert Musil,
455:purposely ignored by him. [16] Tu Mu's conjecture seems to be based ~ Sun Tzu,
456:Religion is like baseball,” said Steve. “Great game, bad owners. ~ Jim Bouton,
457:Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip ~ Erma Bombeck,
458:Strange as it may seem, my life is based on a true story ~ Ashleigh Brilliant,
459:The human hand is made complete by the addition of a baseball. ~ Paul Dickson,
460:The laughing, snuggling heap on the ground was her baseline. ~ Becky Chambers,
461:The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 world champions of baseball. ~ Harry Kalas,
462:The whole history of baseball has the quality of mythology. ~ Bernard Malamud,
463:Was it a fire in the kitchen?
No, a bomb in the basement. ~ David Baldacci,
464:Well, then, let’s not just trust the likelihood based on painting. ~ Socrates,
465:While any one is base, none can be entirely free and noble. ~ Margaret Fuller,
466:Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation. ~ Henry Fielding,
467:You might be a redneck if you own at least 20 baseball hats. ~ Jeff Foxworthy,
468:A faith based on material proofs is not faith—it is a bargaining. ~ The Mother,
469:All you can do is make your decisions based on what you know now. ~ Malinda Lo,
470:And maybe we all saw books differently based on our own hearts. ~ Mia Sheridan,
471:Baseball was my first sport. I wish I would have stayed with it. ~ Reggie Bush,
472:Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over ~ Walter Isaacson,
473:Before, if I wasn't in baseball, I wanted to become a doctor. ~ Pedro Martinez,
474:Don't pretend to know what I'm thinking based on your experiences ~ Kasie West,
475:Faith-based religion must suffer the same slide into obsolescence ~ Sam Harris,
476:Freedom means the freedom to behave coarsely, basely, foolishly. ~ George Will,
477:General principles should not be based on exceptional cases. ~ Robert J Sawyer,
478:Happiness based on reasons is actually another form of misery. ~ Deepak Chopra,
479:If you don’t know a subject well, you can’t cover all the bases. ~ L H Thomson,
480:Intelligent people make decisions based on opportunity costs. ~ Charlie Munger,
481:In the last analysis civilization is based upon the food supply. ~ Will Durant,
482:It was always baseball for me. This is what I always wanted to do. ~ Joe Mauer,
483:Life is deceitful because all warfare is based on deception. ~ William C Brown,
484:Mommy forgot to warn the new babysitter about the basement. ~ Kelley Armstrong,
485:nie całkiem w baseball, ale coś podobnego. – Też tak grałem, kiedy ~ Anonymous,
486:Ninety percent of baseball is mental, the other half is physical. ~ Yogi Berra,
487:Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. ~ Bertrand Russell,
488:Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip. ~ Erma Bombeck,
489:The ego is like a kid in the basement: It's best to keep him busy. ~ Tim Allen,
490:We are living in a world where everything is based on security. ~ Alain Robert,
491:But promises based on ignorance always prove disappointing. ~ Jussi Adler Olsen,
492:Getting the best response from people is how I base my success. ~ Dan Fogelberg,
493:God has given me a lot of ability to play the game of baseball. ~ Lance Berkman,
494:I always like to start with a matte base then add shimmer. ~ Scarlett Johansson,
495:I create fictional narratives, but it's based on literal people. ~ Danai Gurira,
496:I make decisions based on what I think is best for the country. ~ George W Bush,
497:imperialism: a relationship based on dominance and subordination. ~ Mary Kubica,
498:la conciencia podría ser la base fundamental de toda la realidad. ~ Michio Kaku,
499:Microsoft has long hired based on IQ and "intellectual bandwidth." ~ Bill Gates,
500:My earlier award was also based on a close collaborative effort. ~ John Bardeen,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)



50

   53 Occultism
   20 Philosophy
   17 Integral Yoga
   15 Yoga
   7 Kabbalah
   7 Christianity
   4 Hinduism
   2 Integral Theory
   2 Buddhism


   81 Sri Aurobindo
   49 Aleister Crowley
   13 Satprem
   12 The Mother
   12 Aldous Huxley
   8 Swami Krishnananda
   8 Carl Jung
   7 Swami Vivekananda
   6 Saint Teresa of Avila
   6 Friedrich Nietzsche
   5 Thubten Chodron
   5 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   3 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   3 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Patanjali
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Jean Gebser
   2 Bokar Rinpoche


   40 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   39 The Life Divine
   34 Magick Without Tears
   32 Savitri
   22 Liber ABA
   13 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   12 The Perennial Philosophy
   12 Letters On Yoga III
   12 Letters On Yoga I
   11 The Mothers Agenda
   11 Essays On The Gita
   10 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   9 Letters On Yoga II
   8 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   8 Essays Divine And Human
   8 Aion
   8 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   7 Isha Upanishad
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   6 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   6 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   6 General Principles of Kabbalah
   5 Twilight of the Idols
   5 The Way of Perfection
   5 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   5 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   5 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   5 The Divine Comedy
   5 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   4 Words Of Long Ago
   4 The Problems of Philosophy
   4 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   4 Talks
   4 Raja-Yoga
   4 Kena and Other Upanishads
   4 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   3 Words Of The Mother II
   3 Theosophy
   3 On Education
   3 Collected Poems
   3 Agenda Vol 1
   2 Words Of The Mother III
   2 The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
   2 The Secret Of The Veda
   2 The Ever-Present Origin
   2 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
   2 Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
   2 Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2E


0.02_-_The_Three_Steps_of_Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  If the bodily life is what Nature has firmly evolved for us as her base and first instrument, it is our mental life that she is evolving as her immediate next aim and superior instrument. This in her ordinary exaltations is the lofty preoccupying thought in her; this, except in her periods of exhaustion and recoil into a reposeful and recuperating obscurity, is her constant pursuit wherever she can get free from the trammels of her first vital and physical realisations. For here in man we have a distinction which is of the utmost importance. He has in him not a single mentality, but a double and a triple, the mind material and nervous, the pure intellectual mind which liberates itself from the illusions of the body and the senses, and a divine mind above intellect which in its turn liberates itself from the imperfect modes of the logically discriminative and imaginative reason. Mind in man is first emmeshed in the life of the body, where in the plant it is entirely involved and in animals always imprisoned. It accepts this life as not only the first but the whole condition of its activities and serves its needs as if they were the entire aim of existence. But the bodily life in man is a base, not the aim, his first condition and not his last determinant. In the just idea of the ancients man is essentially the thinker, the Manu, the mental being who leads the life and the body,3 not the animal who is led by them. The true human existence, therefore, only begins when the intellectual mentality emerges out of the material and we begin more and more to live in the mind independent of the nervous and physical obsession and in the measure of that liberty are able to accept rightly and rightly to use the life of the body. For freedom and not a skilful subjection is the true means of mastery. A free, not a compulsory acceptance of the conditions, the enlarged and sublimated conditions of our physical being, is the high human ideal. But beyond this intellectual mentality is the divine.
  
  --
  
  And when the preliminary conditions are satisfied, when the great endeavour has found its base, what will be the nature of that farther possibility which the activities of the intellectual life must serve? If Mind is indeed Nature's highest term, then the entire development of the rational and imaginative intellect and the harmonious satisfaction of the emotions and sensibilities must be to themselves sufficient. But if, on the contrary, man is more than a reasoning and emotional animal, if beyond that which is being evolved, there is something that has to be evolved, then it may well be that the fullness of the mental life, the suppleness, flexibility and wide capacity of the intellect, the ordered richness of emotion and sensibility may be only a passage towards the development of a higher life and of more powerful faculties which are yet to manifest and to take possession of the lower instrument, just as mind itself has so taken possession of the body that the physical being no longer lives only for its own satisfaction but provides the foundation and the materials for a superior activity.
  

0.03_-_The_Threefold_Life, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Mind finds fully its force and action only when it casts itself upon life and accepts equally its possibilities and its resistances as the means of a greater self-perfection. In the struggle with the difficulties of the material world the ethical development of the individual is firmly shaped and the great schools of conduct are formed; by contact with the facts of life Art attains to vitality, Thought assures its abstractions, the generalisations of the philosopher base themselves on a stable foundation of science and experience.
  

0.04_-_The_Systems_of_Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Prana indefinite, almost infinite in its quantity or intensity. In
  Nature the equilibrium is based upon the individualisation of a limited quantity and force of the Prana; more than that the individual is by personal and hereditary habit unable to bear, use or control. In Hathayoga, the equilibrium opens a door to the universalisation of the individual vitality by admitting into the body, containing, using and controlling a much less fixed and limited action of the universal energy.
  

0.05_-_1955, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  I am not now going to renounce Sri Aurobindo's Yoga, Mother, for my whole life is based upon it, but I believe I should employ other means - which is why I am writing you this letter.
  
  By continuing this daily little ant-like struggle and by having to confront the same desires, the same 'distractions' every day, it seems to me I am wasting my energy in vain. Sri Aurobindo's
  Yoga, which is meant to include life, is so difficult that one should come to it only after having already established the solid base of a concrete divine realization. That is why I want to ask you if I should not 'withdraw' for a certain time, to Almora, 18 for example, to Brewster's place,19 to live in solitude, silence, meditation, far away from people, work and temptations, until a beginning of
  Light and Realization is concretized in me. Once this solid base is acquired, it would be easier for me to resume my work and the struggle here for the true transformation of the outer being. But to want to transform this outer being without having fully illumined the inner being seems to me to be putting the cart before the horse, or at least condemning myself to a pitiless and endless battle in which the best of my forces are fruitlessly consumed.
  

0.05_-_The_Synthesis_of_the_Systems, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Perfection includes perfection of mind and body, so that the highest results of Rajayoga and Hathayoga should be contained in the widest formula of the synthesis finally to be effected by mankind. At any rate a full development of the general mental and physical faculties and experiences attainable by humanity through Yoga must be included in the scope of the integral method. Nor would these have any raison d'etre unless employed for an integral mental and physical life. Such a mental and physical life would be in its nature a translation of the spiritual existence into its right mental and physical values. Thus we would arrive at a synthesis of the three degrees of Nature and of the three modes of human existence which she has evolved or is evolving. We would include in the scope of our liberated being and perfected modes of activity the material life, our base, and the mental life, our intermediate instrument.
  

0.06_-_1956, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  ... A solid block with a rectangular base - a rectangle with a square base - one single piece.
  
  --
  My dear child,
  For my part, there has been no 'cut' and I have not been severe ... My feelings cannot change, for they are based upon something other than outer circumstances.
  

0.06_-_INTRODUCTION, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  The Passive Nights, in which it is God Who accomplishes the purgation, are
  based upon this incapacity. Souls 'begin to enter' this dark night
  when God draws them forth from the state of beginnerswhich is the

0.07_-_1957, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  Yet it is one of the most common types of human collectivity - to group together, band together, unite around a common ideal, a common action, a common realization but in an absolutely artificial way. In contrast to this, Sri Aurobindo tells us that a true community - what he terms a gnostic or supramental community - can be based only upon the INNER REALIZATION of each one of its members, each realizing his real, concrete oneness and identity with all the other members of the community; that is, each one should not feel himself a member connected to all the others in an arbitrary way, but that all are one within himself. For each one, the others should be as much himself as his own body - not in a mental and artificial way, but through a fact of consciousness, by an inner realization.
  
  --
  Sweet Mother, this is what is rising from my soul: I feel in me something unemployed, something seeking to express itself in life. I want to be like a knight, your knight, and go off in search of a treasure that I could bring back to you. The world has lost all sense of the wonderful, all beauty of
  Adventure, this quest known to the knights of the Middle Ages. It is this that calls so relentlessly within me, this need for a quest in the world and for a beautiful Adventure which at the same time would be an adventure of the soul. How I wish that the two things, inner and outer, be JOINED, that the joy of action, of the open road and the quest help the soul's blossoming, that they be like a prayer of the soul expressed in life. The knights of the Middle Ages knew this. Perhaps it is all childish and absurd in the midst of this 20th century, but this is what I feel, this that is summoning me to leave - not anything base, not anything mediocre, only a need for something in me to be fulfilled. If only I could bring you back a beautiful treasure!
  

01.01_-_The_Symbol_Dawn, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But long could keep not its gold heavenly hue
  Or stand upon this brittle earthly base.
  A narrow movement on Time's deep abysm,

01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This now was witnessed in that son of Force;
  In him that high transition laid its base.
  Original and supernal Immanence
  --
  He plunged his roots into the Infinite,
  He based his life upon eternity.
  \t:Only awhile at first these heavenlier states,
  --
  Or a dull gravitation drags us down
  To the blind driven inertia of our base.
  This too the supreme Diplomat can use,

01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And the far gleam of an eternal Light.
  This world is a beginning and a base
  Where Life and Mind erect their structured dreams;
  --
  In the grandiose dream of which the world is made,
  In this gold dome on a black dragon base,
  The conscious Force that acts in Nature's breast,

01.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Spirits_Freedom_and_Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Only beginnings are accomplished here;
    Our base's Matter seems alone complete,
    An absolute machine without a soul.

02.01_-_The_World-Stair, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Motionless under an inscrutable sky.
    As if from Matter's plinth and viewless base
      To a top as viewless, a carved sea of worlds
  --
    A Mystery's process is the universe.
    At first was laid a strange anomalous base,
    A void, a cipher of some secret Whole,

02.02_-_The_Kingdom_of_Subtle_Matter, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A chaos of dissolving forms below,
  It plunges lost in our inconscient base.
  Out of its fall our denser Matter came.

02.03_-_The_Glory_and_the_Fall_of_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He travelled through a land peopled by doubts
  In shifting confines on a quaking base.
  In front he saw a boundary ever unreached
  --
  Whose boundaries jutted into a sky of Self
  And dipped towards a strange ethereal base.
  The quintessence glowed of Life's supreme delight.
  --
  His wisdom's call steadies her careless feet,
  He props her dance upon a rigid base,
  His timeless still immutability
  --
  No guide she needed but her luminous heart:
  No fall debased the godhead of her steps,
  No alien Night had come to blind her eyes.

02.04_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Little_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Can bring down heaven by their sacrifice.
  A contradiction founds the base of life:
  The eternal, the divine Reality

02.05_-_The_Godheads_of_the_Little_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A pointillage minute of little self
  Takes figure as world-being's conscious base.
  Such is our scene in the half-light below.
  --
  Abstractions in the void her currency
  We know not with what firm values for its base.
  Only religion in this bankruptcy

02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All was unsafe, miraculous and half-true.
  It seemed a realm of lives that had no base.
  Then dawned a greater seeking, broadened sky,

02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    A pragmatist judge within passed false decrees,
    Posed worst iniquities on equity's base,
    Reasoned ill actions just, sanctioned the scale
  --
    Drew adoration to a gleam of slime.
    All Nature pulled out of her frame and base
    Was twisted into an unnatural pose:
  --
    And fear and weakness hugged their abject depths;
    All that is low and sordid-thoughted, base,
    All that is drab and poor and miserable,

02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To serve by enmity the cosmic scheme.
  Night is their refuge and strategic base.
  Against the sword of Flame, the luminous Eye,
  --
  Even into its deepest pit and darkest core,
  Perturbed its tenebrous base, dared to contest
  Its ancient privileged right and absolute force:
  --
  In Matter's blank denial gaoled and blind,
  Pinned to the black inertia of our base
  He treasured between his hands his flickering soul.

02.09_-_The_Paradise_of_the_Life-Gods, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  As if to some new unsearched profundity,
  Into a joyful stillness plunged their base;
  Their slopes through a hurry of laughter and voices sank,

02.10_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Little_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Absorbed and cabined in external sight,
  It takes its stand on Nature's solid base.
  A technician admirable, a thinker crude,
  --
  A whirlpool sucking in an empty air,
  It based on vacancy stupendous claims,
  In Nothingness born to Nothingness returned,
  --
  All was precise, rigid, indubitable.
  But when on Matter's rock of ages based
  A whole stood up firm and clear-cut and safe,
  --
  Law but a clock-work habit of blind force.
  Ideals, ethics, systems had no base
  And soon collapsed or without sanction lived;

02.11_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  They brought to Mind what Mind could never reach
  And hoped to conquer Truth's supernal base.
  A stripped imperative of conceptual phrase

02.13_-_In_the_Self_of_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  His mind reflected this vast quietism.
  This witness hush is the Thinker's secret base:
  Hidden in silent depths the word is formed,
  --
  That shroud the mystery lurking in their glow,
  And falsehoods based on hidden realities
  By which they live until they fall from Time.
  --
  The world seemed a long aeonic failure's scene:
  All sterile grew, no base was left secure.
  Assailed by the edge of the convicting beam

02.15_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Greater_Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He had reached the top of all that can be known:
  His sight surpassed creation's head and base;
  Ablaze the triple heavens revealed their suns,

03.01_-_The_Pursuit_of_the_Unknowable, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Appeared the far-seen Godhead of the whole,
  His feet firm-based on Life's stupendous wings,
  Omnipotent, a lonely seer of Time,

03.02_-_The_Adoration_of_the_Divine_Mother, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In their slow round the cycles turn to her call;
  Alone her hands can change Time's dragon base.
  Hers is the mystery the Night conceals;
  --
  All aims in her were lost, then found in her;
  His base was gathered to one pointing spire.
  This was a seed cast into endless Time.

03.03_-_The_House_of_the_Spirit_and_the_New_Creation, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He felt the stark resistance huge and dumb
  Of our inconscient and unseeing base,
  The stubborn mute rejection in life's depths,
  --
  Transgressing the dream-shores of conscious mind
  He reached at last his sempiternal base.
  On sorrowless heights no winging cry disturbs,
  --
  The guardians of Eternity keep its law
  For ever fixed upon Truth's giant base
  In her magnificent and termless home.

03.04_-_The_Vision_and_the_Boon, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The high gods look on man and watch and choose
  Today's impossibles for the future's base.
  His transience trembles with the Eternal's touch,
  --
  A godhead drawn from her transmuted limbs,
  An alchemy of Heaven on Nature's base.
  Adept of the self-born unfailing line,
  --
  A chariot of the marvels of the heavens
  Broad-based to bear the gods on fiery wheels,
  Flaming he swept through the spiritual gates.

05.02_-_Satyavan, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Love brought down power out of eternity
  To make of life his new undying base.
  
  --
  
  Abased, disfigured, mocked by baser mights
  That steal his name and shape and ecstasy,
  --
  And Life is blind and the instruments deceive
  And Powers are there that labour to debase.
  

05.03_-_Satyavan_and_Savitri, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Lived still with Death and ancient Ignorance;
  The Inconscient was its base, the Void its fate.
  

06.02_-_The_Way_of_Fate_and_the_Problem_of_Pain, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Pain was the first-born of the Inconscience
  Which was thy body's dumb original base;
  Already slept there pain's subconscient shape:
  --
  Yet till the evil is slain in its own home
  And Light invades the world's inconscient base
  And perished has the adversary Force,
  --
  As on some verge between Time and Timelessness
  When being must end or life rebuild its base,
  Alone she must conquer or alone must fall.

07.02_-_The_Parable_of_the_Search_for_the_Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And see in Mind wisdom's sole tabernacle,
  In its harsh peak and its inconscient base
  A rock of safety and an anchor of sleep?
  --
  All they have touched or seen they make their own,
  In Nature's basement lodge, mind's passages fill,
  Disrupt thought's links and musing sequences,
  --
  All is the prey of the destroying force;
  Creation rocks and tremble top and base.
  
  --
  
  The dim subconscient is his cavern base.
  

07.03_-_The_Entry_into_the_Inner_Countries, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Obeying the Ideal's high-browed law
  Thought based a throne on unsubstantial air
  Disdaining earth's flat triviality:

07.05_-_The_Finding_of_the_Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  In the flower of the head, in the flower of Matter's base,
  In each divine stronghold and Nature-knot

09.01_-_Towards_the_Black_Void, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Think not thy mind-born passion strength from heaven
  To uplift thy spirit from its earthly base
  And, breaking out from the material cage,

10.02_-_The_Gospel_of_Death_and_Vanity_of_the_Ideal, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This is the stuff from which the ideal is formed:
  Its builder is thought, its base the heart's desire,
  But nothing real answers to their call.

10.03_-_The_Debate_of_Love_and_Death, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  By blind brute movements of an ignorant Force,
  By means we slight as small, obscure or base,
  A greatness founded upon little things,

10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Rise ceaselessly towards their unreached sky,
  Seated on their unchanging base, their heads
  Dreamless in heaven's immutable domain.

1.009_-_Perception_and_Reality, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  
  So, the world need not be real merely because of the fact that we are seeing it. It only shows that we are as much fools as the things are. We are in the same level or degree of reality as the atmosphere around us. This is not a great proof for the reality of the world. If I agree with you, it does not mean that our agreement is based on any judicious judgement. Suppose you have an opinion and I agree with that opinion; it does not mean that this opinion is correct. Merely because I agree with you, it need not be correct. It shows that my way of thinking is similar to your way of thinking, that is all. But it does not mean that it is a correct opinion; a third person may not agree with it.
  

1.00b_-_INTRODUCTION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  are their own authority, since they are the product of immediate insight into ultimate
  Reality; and the Smriti, which are based upon the Shruti and from them derive such
  authority as they have. The Shruti, in Shankaras words, depends upon direct
  --
  
  This Christian Smriti, from which I have drawn, is based upon the Shruti of the
  canonical books, but has the great advantage of being less well known and therefore
  --
  loving, pure in heart and poor in spirit. This being so, it is hardly surprising that a
  theology based upon the experience of nice, ordinary, unregenerate people should
  carry so little conviction. This kind of empirical theology is on precisely the same
  footing as an empirical astronomy, based upon the experience of naked-eye
  observers. With the unaided eye a small, faint smudge can be detected in the
  constellation of small, faint smudge can be detected in the constellation of Orion, and
  doubtless an imposing cosmological theory could be based upon the observation of
  this smudge. But no amount of such theorizing, however ingenious, could ever tell us

1.00_-_Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  
  The Changeless undergoes change. The sinless Pure Soul, hypnotised by Its own My, experiences the joys of heaven and the pains of hell. But these experiences based on the duality of the subject-object relationship are unreal. Even the vision of a Personal God is, ultimately speaking, as illusory as the experience of any other object. Man attains his liberation, therefore, by piercing the veil of My and rediscovering his total identity with Brahman. Knowing himself to be one with the Universal Spirit, he realizes ineffable Peace. Only then does he go beyond the fiction of birth and death; only then does he become immortal. And this is the ultimate goal of all religions - to dehypnotize the soul now hypnotized by its own ignorance.
  

1.00_-_Main, #Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  
  Say: This is that hidden knowledge which shall never change, since its beginning is with nine, the symbol that betokeneth the concealed and manifest, the inviolable and unapproachably exalted Name. As for what We have appropriated to the children, this is a bounty conferred on them by God, that they may render thanks unto their Lord, the Compassionate, the Merciful. These, verily, are the Laws of God; transgress them not at the prompting of your base and selfish desires. Observe ye the injunctions laid upon you by Him Who is the Dawning-place of Utterance. The sincere among His servants will regard the precepts set forth by God as the Water of Life to the followers of every faith, and the Lamp of wisdom and loving providence to all the denizens of earth and heaven.
  
  --
  
  Liberty must, in the end, lead to sedition, whose flames none can quench. Thus warneth you He Who is the Reckoner, the All-Knowing. Know ye that the embodiment of liberty and its symbol is the animal. That which beseemeth man is submission unto such restraints as will protect him from his own ignorance, and guard him against the harm of the mischief-maker. Liberty causeth man to overstep the bounds of propriety, and to infringe on the dignity of his station. It debaseth him to the level of extreme depravity and wickedness.
  
  --
  
  Let none, in this Day, hold fast to aught save that which hath been manifested in this Revelation. Such is the decree of God, aforetime and hereafter-a decree wherewith the Scriptures of the Messengers of old have been adorned. Such is the admonition of the Lord, aforetime and hereafter-an admonition wherewith the preamble to the Book of Life hath been embellished, did ye but perceive it. Such is the commandment of the Lord, aforetime and hereafter; beware lest ye choose instead the part of ignominy and abasement. Naught shall avail you in this Day but God, nor is there any refuge to flee to save Him, the Omniscient, the All-Wise. Whoso hath known Me hath known the Goal of all desire, and whoso hath turned unto Me hath turned unto the Object of all adoration. Thus hath it been set forth in the Book, and thus hath it been decreed by God, the Lord of all worlds. To read but one of the verses of My Revelation is better than to peruse the Scriptures of both the former and latter generations. This is the Utterance of the All-Merciful, would that ye had ears to hear! Say: This is the essence of knowledge, did ye but understand.
  
  --
  
  Blessed is the one who discovereth the fragrance of inner meanings from the traces of this Pen through whose movement the breezes of God are wafted over the entire creation, and through whose stillness the very essence of tranquillity appeareth in the realm of being. Glorified be the All-Merciful, the Revealer of so inestimable a bounty. Say: Because He bore injustice, justice hath appeared on earth, and because He accepted abasement, the majesty of God hath shone forth amidst mankind.
  

1.00_-_Preface, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  
  baseD on the versicle in the Song of Songs, " Thy plants are an orchard of Pomegranates ", a book entitled Pardis Rimonim came to be written by Rabbi Moses Cordovero in the sixteenth century. By some authorities this philosopher is considered as the greatest lamp in post-Zoharic days of that spiritual Menorah, the Qabalah, which, with so rare a grace and so profuse an irradiation of the Supernal Light, illuminated the literature and religious philosophy of the Jewish people as well as their immediate and subsequent neighbours in the Dias- pora. The English equivalent of Pardis Rimonim - A Garden of Pomegranates - I have adopted as the title of my own modest work, although I am forced to confess that this latter has but little connection either in actual fact or in historicity with that of Cordovero. In the golden harvest of purely spiritual intimations which the Holy Qabalah brings, I truly feel that a veritable garden of the soul may be builded ; a garden of immense magnitude and lofty significance, wherein may be discovered by each one of us all manner and kind of exotic fruit and gracious flower of exquisite colour. The pomegranate, may I add, has always been for mystics everywhere a favourable object for recon- dite symbolism. The garden or orchard has likewise pro- duced in that book named The Book of Splendour an almost inexhaustible treasury of spiritual imagery of superb and magnificent taste.
  

1.00_-_Preliminary_Remarks, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  
  Diverse as these statements are at first sight, all agree in announcing an experience of the class which fifty years ago would have been called supernatural, today may be called spiritual, and fifty years hence will have a proper name based on an understanding of the phenomenon which occurred.
  

1.01_-_Description_of_the_Castle, #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  
  11.: At length they enter the first rooms in the basement of the castle, accompanied by numerous reptiles15' which disturb their peace, and prevent their seeing the beauty of the building; still, it is a great gain that these persons should have found their way in at all.
  

1.01_-_Foreward, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  institutions, customs, a civilisation-picture of the times. They
  invented the theory based on the difference of languages of an
  Aryan invasion from the north, an invasion of a Dravidian India

1.01_-_Fundamental_Considerations, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  
  The present book is, in fact, the account of the nascence of a new world and a new consciousness. It is based not an ideas or speculations but on insights into mankinds mutations from its primordial beginnings up to the present - on perhaps novel insights into the forms of consciousness manifest in the various epochs of mankind: insights into the powers behind their realization as manifest between origin and the present, and active in origin and the present.
  
  --
  
  The structuration we have discovered seems to us to reveal the bases of consciousness, thereby enabling us to make a contribution to the understanding of mans emergent consciousness. It is based on the recognition that in the course of mankinds history - and not only Western mans - clearly discernable worlds stand out whose development or unfolding took place in mutations of consciousness. This, then, presents the task of a cultural-historical analysis of the various structures of consciousness as they have proceeded from the various mutations.
  
  --
  
  It is perhaps unnecessary to reiterate that we cannot employ the methods derived from and dependent an our present consciousness structure to investigate different structures of consciousness, but will have to adapt our method to the specific structure under investigation. Yet if we relinquish a unitary methodology we do not necessarily regress to an unmethodological or irrational attitude, or to a kind of conjuration or mystical contemplation. Contemporary methods employ predominantly dualistic procedures that do not extend beyond simple subject-object relationships; they limit our understanding to what is commensurate with the present Western mentality. Even where the measurements of contemporary methodologies are based primarily an quantitative criteria, they are all vitiated by the problem of the antithesis between measure and mass (as we will discuss later in detail). Our method is not just a measured assessment, but above and beyond this an attempt at diaphany or rendering transparent. With its aid, whatever lies behind (past) and ahead of (future) the currently dominant mentality becomes accessible to the new subject-object relationship. Although this new relationship is no longer dualistic, it does not threaten man with a loss of identity, or with his being equated with an object.
  

1.01_-_Historical_Survey, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  
  This statement is altogether without foundation in fact, for a careful perusal of the books of the Old Testament, the Talmud, and other well-known Rabbinical records which have come down to us, indicate that there the early monumental bases of the Qabalah may be found.
  The Qabalistic doctrine admittedly is not explicit there, but analysis reveals it to be tacitly assumed, and the many cryptic remarks of several of the more important Rabbis can have no particle of meaning without the implication of a mystical philosophy cherished and venerated in their hearts, and affecting the whole of their teaching.
  --
  Cordovero. He himself was a zealous and brilliant student both of the Talmud and Rabbinic lore, but found that the simple retirement of a life of study did not satisfy him.
  He thereupon retired to the banks of the Nile, where he gave himself over exclusively to meditation and ascetic practices, receiving visions of an amazing character. He wrote a book outlining his conceptions of the theory of Reincar- nation ( haGilgolim ). A pupil of his. Rabbi Chayim Vital, produced a large work. The Tree of Life, based on the oral teachings of the Master, thereby giving a tremendous impetus to Qabalistic study and practice.
  

1.01_-_How_is_Knowledge_Of_The_Higher_Worlds_Attained?, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  
  [paragraph continues] How and why are they to seek for something of whose nature they can form no idea? Such a question is based upon an entirely erroneous conception of the real nature of esoteric knowledge. There is, in truth, no difference between esoteric knowledge and all the rest of man's knowledge and proficiency. This esoteric knowledge is no more of a secret for the average human being than writing is a secret for those who have never learned it. And just as all can learn to write who choose the correct method, so, too, can all who seek the right way become esoteric students and even teachers. In one respect only do the conditions here differ from those that apply to external knowledge and proficiency. The possibility of acquiring the art of writing may be withheld from someone through poverty, or through the conditions of civilization into which he is born; but for the attainment of knowledge and proficiency in the higher worlds, there is no obstacle for those who earnestly seek them.
  

change font "color":
change "background-color":
change "font-family": 53481 site hits