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7.11 - Building and Destroying
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building ::: 1. The act or action of constructing; erecting. Also fig. **2. **Something that is built, as for human habitation; a structure. :::

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1:No matter which rooms one is in, there are many paths in the Infinite Building. ~ ,
2:Practical sciences proceed by building up; theoretical science by resolving into components. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
3:The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~ Socrates?,
4:Space is a stillness of God building his earthly abode. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Trance of Waiting,
5:You have put so much energy into building a prison for yourself. Spend as much on demolishing it. In fact, demolition is easy, for the false dissolves when it is discovered. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
6:In Nature there are no errors but only the deliberate measure of her paces traced and retraced in a prefigured rhythm. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Ancient Cycle of Prenational Empire-Building - The Modern Cycle of Nation-Building,
7:The war of thoughts that fathers the universe,The clash of forces struggling to prevailIn the tremendous shock that lights a starAs in the building of a grain of dust, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
8:Each activity is important in its own place—an electron or a molecule or a grain may be small things in themselves, but in their place they are indispensable to the building up of a world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV Resistances,
9:One who first founds on a large scale and rapidly, needs always as his successor a man with the talent or the genius for organisation rather than an impetus for expansion. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Ancient Cycle of Prenational Empire-Building - The Modern Cycle of Nation-Building,
10:Programming, it turns out, is hard. The fundamental rules are typically simple and cleaR But programs built on top of these rules tend to become complex enough to introduce their own rules and complexity. You're building your own maze, in a way, and you might just get lost in it. ~ Marijn Haverbeke,
11:328. There is nothing small in God's eyes; let there be nothing small in thine. He bestows as much labour of divine energy on the formation of a shell as on the building of an empire. For thyself it is greater to be a good shoemaker than a luxurious and incompetent king. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
12:Pascal is for building pyramids -- imposing, breathtaking, static structures built by armies pushing heavy blocks into place. Lisp is for building organisms -- imposing, breathtaking, dynamic structures built by squads fitting fluctuating myriads of simpler organisms into place. ~ Harold Abelson, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs ,
13:All the objects-organic and inorganic alike-were totally beyond description or even comprehension. Gilman sometimes compared the inorganic masses to prisms, labyrinths, clusters of cubes and planes, and Cyclopean buildings; and the organic things struck him variously as groups of bubbles, octopi, centipedes, living Hindoo idols, and intricate Arabesques roused into a kind of ophidian animation. ~ H P Lovecraft,
14:All worldly pursuits have but one unavoidable and inevitable end, which is sorrow; acquisitions end in dispersion; buildings in destruction; meetings in separation; births in death. Knowing this, one should, from the very first, renounce acquisitions and storing-up, and building, and meeting; and, faithful to the commands of an eminent Guru, set about realizing the Truth. That alone is the best of religious observances. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
15:"The essential difference between living and non-living matter consists then in this: the living cell synthesizes its own complicated specific material from indifferent or nonspecific simple compounds of the surrounding medium, while the crystal simply adds the molecules found in its supersaturated solution. This synthetic power of transforming small building stones, into the complicated compounds specific for each organism is the 'secret of life, or rather one of the secrets of life." (The Organism as a Whole, by Jacques Loeb.) ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity Questions And Answers 1957-1958,
16:Now let us return to our beautiful and charming castle and discover how to enter it. This appears incongruous: if this castle is the soul, clearly no one can have to enter it, for it is the person himself: one might as well tell some one to go into a room he is already in! There are, however, very different ways of being in this castle; many souls live in the courtyard of the building where the sentinels stand, neither caring to enter farther, nor to know who dwells in that most delightful place, what is in it and what rooms it contains. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila, The Interior Castle ,
17:Masters of Worldbuilding. Creating imaginary worlds is certainly one of the more satisfying and addictive of creative pastimes. Of course, no one has ever surpassed Tolkien in worldbuilding stakes. And Frank Herbert should be included in 2nd place on this honourable list. Other worthwhile mentions are Lovecraft (Cthulhu mythos), Asimov (Foundation), Niven (Known Space), Jack Kirby (Marvel), William Gibson (the Sprawl), Stephen Baxter (Xeelee), Marc Miller (Traveller), C.J.Cherryh (Alliance-Union), Dan Simmons (Hyperion Cantos), David Weber (Honorverse), Iain M Banks (Culture), Alastair Reynolds (Revelation Space/Galactic North), Kameron Hurley (Bel Dames), and Ann Lecke (Ancillary trilogy), to name just a few. ~ M Alan Kazlev,
18:Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself. ~ C S Lewis,
19:2. Refusal of the Call:Often in actual life, and not infrequently in the myths and popular tales, we encounter the dull case of the call unanswered; for it is always possible to turn the ear to other interests. Refusal of the summons converts the adventure into its negative. Walled in boredom, hard work, or 'culture,' the subject loses the power of significant affirmative action and becomes a victim to be saved. His flowering world becomes a wasteland of dry stones and his life feels meaningless-even though, like King Minos, he may through titanic effort succeed in building an empire or renown. Whatever house he builds, it will be a house of death: a labyrinth of cyclopean walls to hide from him his minotaur. All he can do is create new problems for himself and await the gradual approach of his disintegration. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces ,
20:When ye look at me I am an idle, idle man; when I look at myself I am a busy, busy man. Since upon the plain of uncreated infinity I am building, building the tower of ecstasy, I have no time for building houses. Since upon the steppe of the void of truth I am breaking, breaking the savage fetter of suffering, I have no time for ploughing family land. Since at the bourn of unity ineffable I am subduing, subduing the demon-foe of self, I have no time for subduing angry foe-men. Since in the palace of mind which transcends duality I am waiting, waiting for spiritual experience as my bride, I have no time for setting up house. Since in the circle of the Buddhas of my body I am fostering, fostering the child of wisdom, I have no time for fostering snivelling children. Since in the frame of the body, the seat of all delight, I am saving, saving precious instruction and reflection, I have no time for saving wordly wealth. ~ Jetsun Milarepa, Songs of Milarepa ,
21:The alchemist of today is not hidden in caves and cellars, studying alone, but as he goes on with his work, it is seen that walls are built around him, and while he is in the world, like the master of old, he is not of it. As he goes further in his work, the light of other people's advice and outside help grows weaker and weaker, until finally he stands alone in darkness, and then comes the time that he must use his own lamp, and the various experiments which he has carried on must be his guide. He must take the Elixir of Life which he has developed and with it fill the lamp of his spiritual consciousness, and holding that above his head, walk into the Great Unknown, where if he has been a good and faithful servant, he will learn of the alchemy of Divinity. Where now test tubes and bottles are his implements, then worlds and globes he will study, and as a silent watcher will learn from that Divine One, who is the Great Alchemist of all the universe, the greatest alchemy of all, the creation of life, the maintenance of form, and the building of worlds. ~ Manly P Hall, The Initiates of the Flame ,
22: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,
23:About the only law that I think relates to the genre is that you should not try to explain, to find neat explanations for what happens, and that the object of the thing is to produce a sense of the uncanny. Freud in his essay on the uncanny wrote that the sense of the uncanny is the only emotion which is more powerfully expressed in art than in life, which I found very illuminating; it didn't help writing the screen-play, but I think it's an interesting insight into the genre. And I read an essay by the great master H.P. Lovecraft where he said that you should never attempt to explain what happens, as long as what happens stimulates people's imagination, their sense of the uncanny, their sense of anxiety and fear. And as long as it doesn't, within itself, have any obvious inner contradictions, it is just a matter of, as it were, building on the imagination (imaginary ideas, surprises, etc.), working in this area of feeling. I think also that the ingeniousness of a story like this is something which the audience ultimately enjoys; they obviously wonder as the story goes on what's going to happen, and there's a great satisfaction when it's all over not having been able to have anticipated the major development of the story, and yet at the end not to feel that you have been fooled or swindled. ~ Stanley Kubrick,
24:the psychic being ::: ... it is in the true invisible heart hidden in some luminous cave of the nature: there under some infiltration of the divine Light is our soul, a silent inmost being of which few are even aware; for if all have a soul, few are conscious of their true soul or feel its direct impulse. There dwells the little spark of the Divine which supports this obscure mass of our nature and around it grows the psychic being, the formed soul or the real Man within us. It is as this psychic being in him grows and the movements of the heart reflect its divinations and impulsions that man becomes more and more aware of his soul, ceases to be a superior animal, and, awakening to glimpses of the godhead within him, admits more and more its intimations of a deeper life and consciousness and an impulse towards things divine. It is one of the decisive moments of the integral Yoga when this psychic being liberated, brought out from the veil to the front, can pour the full flood of its divinations, seeings and impulsions on the mind, life and body of man and begin to prepare the upbuilding of divinity in the earthly nature. As in the works of knowledge, so in dealing with the workings of the heart, we are obliged to make a preliminary distinction between two categories of movements, those that are either moved by the true soul or aid towards its liberation and rule in the nature and those that are turned to the satisfaction of the unpurified vital nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 1,
25:8. We all recognize the Universe must have been thought into shape before it ever could have become a material fact. And if we are willing to follow along the lines of the Great Architect of the Universe, we shall find our thoughts taking form, just as the universe took concrete form. It is the same mind operating through the individual. There is no difference in kind or quality, the only difference is one of degree. 9. The architect visualizes his building, he sees it as he wishes it to be. His thought becomes a plastic mold from which the building will eventually emerge, a high one or a low one, a beautiful one or a plain one, his vision takes form on paper and eventually the necessary material is utilized and the building stands complete. 10. The inventor visualizes his idea in exactly the same manner, for instance, Nikola Tesla, he with the giant intellect, one of the greatest inventors of all ages, the man who has brought forth the most amazing realities, always visualizes his inventions before attempting to work them out. He did not rush to embody them in form and then spend his time in correcting defects. Having first built up the idea in his imagination, he held it there as a mental picture, to be reconstructed and improved by his thought. "In this way," he writes in the Electrical Experimenter. "I am enabled to rapidly develop and perfect a conception without touching anything. When I have gone so far as to embody in the invention every possible improvement I can think of, and see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete, the product of my brain. Invariably my devise works as I conceived it should; in twenty years there has not been a single exception. ~ Charles F Haanel, The Master Key System ,
26:Humanity is a peculiar class of life which, in some degree, determines its own destinies; therefore in practical life words and ideas become facts-facts, moreover, which bring about important practical consequences. For instance, many millions of human beings have defined a stroke of lightning as being the "punishment of God" of evil men; other millions have defined it as a "natural, casual, periodical phenomenon"; yet other millions have defined it as an "electric spark." What has been the result of these "non-important" definitions in practical life? In the case of the first definition, when lightning struck a house, the population naturally made no attempt to save the house or anything in it, because to do so would be against the "definition" which proclaims the phenomenon to be a "punishment for evil," any attempt to prevent or check the destruction would be an impious act; the sinner would be guilty of "resisting the supreme law" and would deserve to be punished by death. Now in the second instance, a stricken building is treated just as any tree overturned by storm; the people save what they can and try to extinguish the fire. In both instances, the behavior of the populace is the same in one respect; if caught in the open by a storm they take refuge under a tree-a means of safety involving maximum danger but the people do not know it. Now in the third instance, in which the population have a scientifically correct definition of lightning, they provide their houses with lightning rods; and if they are caught by a storm in the open they neither run nor hide under a tree; but when the storm is directly over their heads, they put themselves in a position of minimum exposure by lying flat on the ground until the storm has passed. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity ,
27:A supreme divine Love is a creative Power and, even though it can exist in itself silent and unchangeable, yet rejoices in external form and expression and is not condemned to be a speechless and bodiless godhead. It has even been said that creation itself was an act of love or at least the building up of a field in which Divine Love could devise its symbols and fulfil itself in act of mutuality and self-giving, and, if not the initial nature of creation, this may well be its ultimate object and motive. It does not so appear now because, even if a Divine Love is there in the world upholding all this evolution of creatures, yet the stuff of life and its action is made up of an egoistic formation, a division, a struggle of life and consciousness to exist and survive in an apparently indifferent, inclement or even hostile world of inanimate and inconscient Matter. In the confusion and obscurity of this struggle all are thrown against each other with a will in each to assert its own existence first and foremost and only secondarily to assert itself in others and very partially for others; for even man's altruism remains essentially egoistic and must be so till the soul finds the secret of the divine Oneness. It is to discover that at its supreme source, to bring it from within and to radiate it out up to the extreme confines of life that is turned the effort of the Yoga. All action, all creation must be turned into a form, a symbol of the cult, the adoration, the sacrifice; it must carry something that makes it bear in it the stamp of a dedication, a reception and translation of the Divine Consciousness, a service of the Beloved, a self-giving, a surrender. This has to be done wherever possible in the outward body and form of the act; it must be done always in its inward emotion and an intentsity that shows it to be an outflow from the soul towards the Eternal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 2,
28:My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get an idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination. I change the construction, make improvements and operate the device in my mind. It is absolutely immaterial to me whether I run my turbine in thought or test it in my shop. I even note if it is out of balance. There is no difference whatever; the results are the same. In this way I am able to rapidly develop and perfect a conception without touching anything. When I have gone so far as to embody in the invention every possible improvement I can think of and see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form this final product of my brain. Invariably my device works as I conceived that it should, and the experiment comes out exactly as I planned it. In twenty years there has not been a single exception. Why should it be otherwise? Engineering, electrical and mechanical, is positive in results. There is scarcely a subject that cannot be examined beforehand, from the available theoretical and practical data. The carrying out into practice of a crude idea as is being generally done, is, I hold, nothing but a waste of energy, money, and time. My early affliction had however, another compensation. The incessant mental exertion developed my powers of observation and enabled me to discover a truth of great importance. I had noted that the appearance of images was always preceded by actual vision of scenes under peculiar and generally very exceptional conditions, and I was impelled on each occasion to locate the original impulse. After a while this effort grew to be almost automatic and I gained great facility in connecting cause and effect. Soon I became aware, to my surprise, that every thought I conceived was suggested by an external impression. Not only this but all my actions were prompted in a similar way. In the course of time it became perfectly evident to me that I was merely an automation endowed with power OF MOVEMENT RESPONDING TO THE STIMULI OF THE SENSE ORGANS AND THINKING AND ACTING ACCORDINGLY. ~ Nikola Tesla, The Strange Life of Nikola Tesla ,
29:This is the real sense and drive of what we see as evolution: the multiplication and variation of forms is only the means of its process. Each gradation contains the possibility and the certainty of the grades beyond it: the emergence of more and more developed forms and powers points to more perfected forms and greater powers beyond them, and each emergence of consciousness and the conscious beings proper to it enables the rise to a greater consciousness beyond and the greater order of beings up to the ultimate godheads of which Nature is striving and is destined to show herself capable. Matter developed its organised forms until it became capable of embodying living organisms; then life rose from the subconscience of the plant into conscious animal formations and through them to the thinking life of man. Mind founded in life developed intellect, developed its types of knowledge and ignorance, truth and error till it reached the spiritual perception and illumination and now can see as in a glass dimly the possibility of supermind and a truthconscious existence. In this inevitable ascent the mind of Light is a gradation, an inevitable stage. As an evolving principle it will mark a stage in the human ascent and evolve a new type of human being; this development must carry in it an ascending gradation of its own powers and types of an ascending humanity which will embody more and more the turn towards spirituality, capacity for Light, a climb towards a divinised manhood and the divine life. In the birth of the mind of Light and its ascension into its own recognisable self and its true status and right province there must be, in the very nature of things as they are and very nature of the evolutionary process as it is at present, two stages. In the first, we can see the mind of Light gathering itself out of the Ignorance, assembling its constituent elements, building up its shapes and types, however imperfect at first, and pushing them towards perfection till it can cross the border of the Ignorance and appear in the Light, in its own Light. In the second stage we can see it developing itself in that greater natural light, taking its higher shapes and forms till it joins the supermind and lives as its subordinate portion or its delegate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga 5.08 - Supermind and Mind of Light,
30:- for every well-made and significant poem, picture, statue or building is an act of creative knowledge, a living discovery of the consciousness, a figure of Truth, a dynamic form of mental and vital self-expression or world-expression, - all that seeks, all that finds, all that voices or figures is a realisation of something of the play of the Infinite and to that extent can be made a means of God-realisation or of divine formation. But the Yogin has to see that it is no longer done as part of an ignorant mental life; it can be accepted by him only if by the feeling, the remembrance, the dedication within it, it is turned into a movement of the spiritual consciousness and becomes a part of its vast grasp of comprehensive illuminating knowledge. For all must be done as a sacrifice, all activities must have the One Divine for their object and the heart of their meaning. The Yogin's aim in the sciences that make for knowledge should be to discover and understand the workings of the Divine Consciousness-Puissance in man and creatures and things and forces, her creative significances, her execution of the mysteries, the symbols in which she arranges the manifestation. The Yogin's aim in the practical sciences, whether mental and physical or occult and psychic, should be to enter into the ways of the Divine and his processes, to know the materials and means for the work given to us so that we may use that knowledge for a conscious and faultless expression of the spirit's mastery, joy and self-fulfilment. The Yogin's aim in the Arts should not be a mere aesthetic, mental or vital gratification, but, seeing the Divine everywhere, worshipping it with a revelation of the meaning of its own works, to express that One Divine in ideal forms, the One Divine in principles and forces, the One Divine in gods and men and creatures and objects. The theory that sees an intimate connection between religious aspiration and the truest and greatest Art is in essence right; but we must substitute for the mixed and doubtful religious motive a spiritual aspiration, vision, interpreting experience. For the wider and more comprehensive the seeing, the more it contains in itself the sense of the hidden Divine in humanity and in all things and rises beyond a superficial religiosity into the spiritual life, the more luminous, flexible, deep and powerful will the Art be that springs from that high motive. The Yogin's distinction from other men is this that he lives in a higher and vaster spiritual consciousness; all his work of knowledge or creation must then spring from there: it must not be made in the mind, - for it is a greater truth and vision than mental man's that he has to express or rather that presses to express itself through him and mould his works, not for his personal satisfaction, but for a divine purpose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 1,
31:Of course we do." Dresden's voice was cutting. "But you're thinking too small. Building humanity's greatest empire is like building the world's largest anthill. Insignificant. There is a civilization out there that built the protomolecule and hurled it at us over two billion years ago. They were already gods at that point. What have they become since then? With another two billion years to advance?" With a growing dread, Holden listened to Dresden speak. This speech had the air of something spoken before. Perhaps many times. And it had worked. It had convinced powerful people. It was why Protogen had stealth ships from the Earth shipyards and seemingly limitless behind-the-scenes support. "We have a terrifying amount of catching up to do, gentlemen," Dresden was saying. "But fortunately we have the tool of our enemy to use in doing it." "Catching up?" a soldier to Holden's left said. Dresden nodded at the man and smiled. "The protomolecule can alter the host organism at the molecular level; it can create genetic change on the fly. Not just DNA, but any stable replicatoR But it is only a machine. It doesn't think. It follows instructions. If we learn how to alter that programming, then we become the architects of that change." Holden interrupted. "If it was supposed to wipe out life on Earth and replace it with whatever the protomolecule's creators wanted, why turn it loose?" "Excellent question," Dresden said, holding up one finger like a college professor about to deliver a lecture. "The protomolecule doesn't come with a user's manual. In fact, we've never before been able to actually watch it carry out its program. The molecule requires significant mass before it develops enough processing power to fulfill its directives. Whatever they are." Dresden pointed at the screens covered with data around them. "We are going to watch it at work. See what it intends to do. How it goes about doing it. And, hopefully, learn how to change that program in the process." "You could do that with a vat of bacteria," Holden said. "I'm not interested in remaking bacteria," Dresden said. "You're fucking insane," Amos said, and took another step toward Dresden. Holden put a hand on the big mechanic's shoulder. "So," Holden said. "You figure out how the bug works, and then what?" "Then everything. Belters who can work outside a ship without wearing a suit. Humans capable of sleeping for hundreds of years at a time flying colony ships to the stars. No longer being bound to the millions of years of evolution inside one atmosphere of pressure at one g, slaves to oxygen and water. We decide what we want to be, and we reprogram ourselves to be that. That's what the protomolecule gives us." Dresden had stood back up as he'd delivered this speech, his face shining with the zeal of a prophet. "What we are doing is the best and only hope of humanity's survival. When we go out there, we will be facing gods." "And if we don't go out?" Fred asked. He sounded thoughtful. "They've already fired a doomsday weapon at us once," Dresden said. The room was silent for a moment. Holden felt his certainty slip. He hated everything about Dresden's argument, but he couldn't quite see his way past it. He knew in his bones that something about it was dead wrong, but he couldn't find the words. Naomi's voice startled him. "Did it convince them?" she asked. "Excuse me?" Dresden said. "The scientists. The technicians. Everyone you needed to make it happen. They actually had to do this. They had to watch the video of people dying all over Eros. They had to design those radioactive murder chambers. So unless you managed to round up every serial killer in the solar system and send them through a postgraduate program, how did you do this?" "We modified our science team to remove ethical restraints." Half a dozen clues clicked into place in Holden's head. ~ James S A Corey, Leviathan Wakes ,
32:CHAPTER XIIIOF THE BANISHINGS: AND OF THE PURIFICATIONS.Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and had better come first. Purity means singleness. God is one. The wand is not a wand if it has something sticking to it which is not an essential part of itself. If you wish to invoke Venus, you do not succeed if there are traces of Saturn mixed up with it.That is a mere logical commonplace: in magick one must go much farther than this. One finds one's analogy in electricity. If insulation is imperfect, the whole current goes back to earth. It is useless to plead that in all those miles of wire there is only one-hundredth of an inch unprotected. It is no good building a ship if the water can enter, through however small a hole.That first task of the Magician in every ceremony is therefore to render his Circle absolutely impregnable. If one littlest thought intrude upon the mind of the Mystic, his concentration is absolutely destroyed; and his consciousness remains on exactly the same level as the Stockbroker's. Even the smallest baby is incompatible with the virginity of its mother. If you leave even a single spirit within the circle, the effect of the conjuration will be entirely absorbed by it.> {101}The Magician must therefore take the utmost care in the matter of purification, "firstly", of himself, "secondly", of his instruments, "thirdly", of the place of working. Ancient Magicians recommended a preliminary purification of from three days to many months. During this period of training they took the utmost pains with diet. They avoided animal food, lest the elemental spirit of the animal should get into their atmosphere. They practised sexual abstinence, lest they should be influenced in any way by the spirit of the wife. Even in regard to the excrements of the body they were equally careful; in trimming the hair and nails, they ceremonially destroyed> the severed portion. They fasted, so that the body itself might destroy anything extraneous to the bare necessity of its existence. They purified the mind by special prayers and conservations. They avoided the contamination of social intercourse, especially the conjugal kind; and their servitors were disciples specially chosen and consecrated for the work.In modern times our superior understanding of the essentials of this process enables us to dispense to some extent with its external rigours; but the internal purification must be even more carefully performed. We may eat meat, provided that in doing so we affirm that we eat it in order to strengthen us for the special purpose of our proposed invocation.> {102}By thus avoiding those actions which might excite the comment of our neighbours we avoid the graver dangers of falling into spiritual pride.We have understood the saying: "To the pure all things are pure", and we have learnt how to act up to it. We can analyse the mind far more acutely than could the ancients, and we can therefore distinguish the real and right feeling from its imitations. A man may eat meat from self-indulgence, or in order to avoid the dangers of asceticism. We must constantly examine ourselves, and assure ourselves that every action is really subservient to the One Purpose.It is ceremonially desirable to seal and affirm this mental purity by Ritual, and accordingly the first operation in any actual ceremony is bathing and robing, with appropriate words. The bath signifies the removal of all things extraneous to antagonistic to the one thought. The putting on of the robe is the positive side of the same operation. It is the assumption of the fame of mind suitable to that one thought.A similar operation takes place in the preparation of every instrument, as has been seen in the Chapter devoted to that subject. In the preparation of theplace of working, the same considerations apply. We first remove from that place all objects; and we then put into it those objects, and only those {103} objects, which are necessary. During many days we occupy ourselves in this process of cleansing and consecration; and this again is confirmed in the actual ceremony.The cleansed and consecrated Magician takes his cleansed and consecrated instruments into that cleansed and consecrated place, and there proceeds to repeat that double ceremony in the ceremony itself, which has these same two main parts. The first part of every ceremony is the banishing; the second, the invoking. The same formula is repeated even in the ceremony of banishing itself, for in the banishing ritual of the pentagram we not only command the demons to depart, but invoke the Archangels and their hosts to act as guardians of the Circle during our pre-occupation with the ceremony proper.In more elaborate ceremonies it is usual to banish everything by name. Each element, each planet, and each sign, perhaps even the Sephiroth themselves; all are removed, including the very one which we wished to invoke, for that force ... ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA ,
33:Why do we forget our dreams? Because you do not dream always at the same place. It is not always the same part of your being that dreams and it is not at the same place that you dream. If you were in conscious, direct, continuous communication with all the parts of your being, you would remember all your dreams. But very few parts of the being are in communication. For example, you have a dream in the subtle physical, that is to say, quite close to the physical. Generally, these dreams occur in the early hours of the morning, that is between four and five o'clock, at the end of the sleep. If you do not make a sudden movement when you wake up, if you remain very quiet, very still and a little attentive - quietly attentive - and concentrated, you will remember them, for the communication between the subtle physical and the physical is established - very rarely is there no communication. Now, dreams are mostly forgotten because you have a dream while in a certain state and then pass into another. For instance, when you sleep, your body is asleep, your vital is asleep, but your mind is still active. So your mind begins to have dreams, that is, its activity is more or less coordinated, the imagination is very active and you see all kinds of things, take part in extraordinary happenings.... After some time, all that calms down and the mind also begins to doze. The vital that was resting wakes up; it comes out of the body, walks about, goes here and there, does all kinds of things, reacts, sometimes fights, and finally eats. It does all kinds of things. The vital is very adventurous. It watches. When it is heroic it rushes to save people who are in prison or to destroy enemies or it makes wonderful discoveries. But this pushes back the whole mental dream very far behind. It is rubbed off, forgotten: naturally you cannot remember it because the vital dream takes its place. But if you wake up suddenly at that moment, you remember it. There are people who have made the experiment, who have got up at certain fixed hours of the night and when they wake up suddenly, they do remember. You must not move brusquely, but awake in the natural course, then you remember. After a time, the vital having taken a good stroll, needs to rest also, and so it goes into repose and quietness, quite tired at the end of all kinds of adventures. Then something else wakes up. Let us suppose that it is the subtle physical that goes for a walk. It starts moving and begins wandering, seeing the rooms and... why, this thing that was there, but it has come here and that other thing which was in that room is now in this one, and so on. If you wake up without stirring, you remembeR But this has pushed away far to the back of the consciousness all the stories of the vital. They are forgotten and so you cannot recollect your dreams. But if at the time of waking up you are not in a hurry, you are not obliged to leave your bed, on the contrary you can remain there as long as you wish, you need not even open your eyes; you keep your head exactly where it was and you make yourself like a tranquil mirror within and concentrate there. You catch just a tiny end of the tail of your dream. You catch it and start pulling gently, without stirring in the least. You begin pulling quite gently, and then first one part comes, a little later another. You go backward; the last comes up first. Everything goes backward, slowly, and suddenly the whole dream reappears: "Ah, there! it was like that." Above all, do not jump up, do not stir; you repeat the dream to yourself several times - once, twice - until it becomes clear in all its details. Once that dream is settled, you continue not to stir, you try to go further in, and suddenly you catch the tail of something else. It is more distant, more vague, but you can still seize it. And here also you hang on, get hold of it and pull, and you see that everything changes and you enter another world; all of a sudden you have an extraordinary adventure - it is another dream. You follow the same process. You repeat the dream to yourself once, twice, until you are sure of it. You remain very quiet all the time. Then you begin to penetrate still more deeply into yourself, as though you were going in very far, very far; and again suddenly you see a vague form, you have a feeling, a sensation... like a current of air, a slight breeze, a little breath; and you say, "Well, well...." It takes a form, it becomes clear - and the third category comes. You must have a lot of time, a lot of patience, you must be very quiet in your mind and body, very quiet, and you can tell the story of your whole night from the end right up to the beginning. Even without doing this exercise which is very long and difficult, in order to recollect a dream, whether it be the last one or the one in the middle that has made a violent impression on your being, you must do what I have said when you wake up: take particular care not even to move your head on the pillow, remain absolutely still and let the dream return. Some people do not have a passage between one state and another, there is a little gap and so they leap from one to the other; there is no highway passing through all the states of being with no break of the consciousness. A small dark hole, and you do not remember. It is like a precipice across which one has to extend the consciousness. To build a bridge takes a very long time; it takes much longer than building a physical bridge.... Very few people want to and know how to do it. They may have had magnificent activities, they do not remember them or sometimes only the last, the nearest, the most physical activity, with an uncoordinated movement - dreams having no sense. But there are as many different kinds of nights and sleep as there are different days and activities. There are not many days that are alike, each day is different. The days are not the same, the nights are not the same. You and your friends are doing apparently the same thing, but for each one it is very different. And each one must have his own procedure. Why are two dreams never alike?Because all things are different. No two minutes are alike in the universe and it will be so till the end of the universe, no two minutes will ever be alike. And men obstinately want to make rules! One must do this and not that.... Well! we must let people please themselves. You could have put to me a very interesting question: "Why am I fourteen years old today?" Intelligent people will say: "It is because it is the fourteenth year since you were born." That is the answer of someone who believes himself to be very intelligent. But there is another reason. I shall tell this to you alone.... I have drowned you all sufficiently well! Now you must begin to learn swimming! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 36?,
34:The Supermind [Supramental consciousness] is in its very essence a truth-consciousness, a consciousness always free from the Ignorance which is the foundation of our present natural or evolutionary existence and from which nature in us is trying to arrive at self-knowledge and world-knowledge and a right consciousness and the right use of our existence in the universe. The Supermind, because it is a truth-consciousness, has this knowledge inherent in it and this power of true existence; its course is straight and can go direct to its aim, its field is wide and can even be made illimitable. This is because its very nature is knowledge: it has not to acquire knowledge but possesses it in its own right; its steps are not from nescience or ignorance into some imperfect light, but from truth to greater truth, from right perception to deeper perception, from intuition to intuition, from illumination to utter and boundless luminousness, from growing widenesses to the utter vasts and to very infinitude. On its summits it possesses the divine omniscience and omnipotence, but even in an evolutionary movement of its own graded self-manifestation by which it would eventually reveal its own highest heights, it must be in its very nature essentially free from ignorance and error: it starts from truth and light and moves always in truth and light. As its knowledge is always true, so too its will is always true; it does not fumble in its handling of things or stumble in its paces. In the Supermind feeling and emotion do not depart from their truth, make no slips or mistakes, do not swerve from the right and the real, cannot misuse beauty and delight or twist away from a divine rectitude. In the Supermind sense cannot mislead or deviate into the grossnesses which are here its natural imperfections and the cause of reproach, distrust and misuse by our ignorance. Even an incomplete statement made by the Supermind is a truth leading to a further truth, its incomplete action a step towards completeness. All the life and action and leading of the Supermind is guarded in its very nature from the falsehoods and uncertainties that are our lot; it moves in safety towards its perfection. Once the truth-consciousness was established here on its own sure foundation, the evolution of divine life would be a progress in felicity, a march through light to Ananda. Supermind is an eternal reality of the divine Being and the divine Nature. In its own plane it already and always exists and possesses its own essential law of being; it has not to be created or to emerge or evolve into existence out of involution in Matter or out of non-existence, as it might seem to the view of mind which itself seems to its own view to have so emerged from life and Matter or to have evolved out of an involution in life and Matter. The nature of Supermind is always the same, a being of knowledge, proceeding from truth to truth, creating or rather manifesting what has to be manifested by the power of a pre-existent knowledge, not by hazard but by a self-existent destiny in the being itself, a necessity of the thing in itself and therefore inevitable. Its -manifestation of the divine life will also be inevitable; its own life on its own plane is divine and, if Supermind descends upon the earth, it will bring necessarily the divine life with it and establish it here. Supermind is the grade of existence beyond mind, life and Matter and, as mind, life and Matter have manifested on the earth, so too must Supermind in the inevitable course of things manifest in this world of Matter. In fact, a supermind is already here but it is involved, concealed behind this manifest mind, life and Matter and not yet acting overtly or in its own power: if it acts, it is through these inferior powers and modified by their characters and so not yet recognisable. It is only by the approach and arrival of the descending Supermind that it can be liberated upon earth and reveal itself in the action of our material, vital and mental parts so that these lower powers can become portions of a total divinised activity of our whole being: it is that that will bring to us a completely realised divinity or the divine life. It is indeed so that life and mind involved in Matter have realised themselves here; for only what is involved can evolve, otherwise there could be no emergence. The manifestation of a supramental truth-consciousness is therefore the capital reality that will make the divine life possible. It is when all the movements of thought, impulse and action are governed and directed by a self-existent and luminously automatic truth-consciousness and our whole nature comes to be constituted by it and made of its stuff that the life divine will be complete and absolute. Even as it is, in reality though not in the appearance of things, it is a secret self-existent knowledge and truth that is working to manifest itself in the creation here. The Divine is already there immanent within us, ourselves are that in our inmost reality and it is this reality that we have to manifest; it is that which constitutes the urge towards the divine living and makes necessary the creation of the life divine even in this material existence. A manifestation of the Supermind and its truth-consciousness is then inevitable; it must happen in this world sooner or lateR But it has two aspects, a descent from above, an ascent from below, a self-revelation of the Spirit, an evolution in Nature. The ascent is necessarily an effort, a working of Nature, an urge or nisus on her side to raise her lower parts by an evolutionary or revolutionary change, conversion or transformation into the divine reality and it may happen by a process and progress or by a rapid miracle. The descent or self-revelation of the Spirit is an act of the supreme Reality from above which makes the realisation possible and it can appear either as the divine aid which brings about the fulfilment of the progress and process or as the sanction of the miracle. Evolution, as we see it in this world, is a slow and difficult process and, indeed, needs usually ages to reach abiding results; but this is because it is in its nature an emergence from inconscient beginnings, a start from nescience and a working in the ignorance of natural beings by what seems to be an unconscious force. There can be, on the contrary, an evolution in the light and no longer in the darkness, in which the evolving being is a conscious participant and cooperator, and this is precisely what must take place here. Even in the effort and progress from the Ignorance to Knowledge this must be in part if not wholly the endeavour to be made on the heights of the nature, and it must be wholly that in the final movement towards the spiritual change, realisation, transformation. It must be still more so when there is a transition across the dividing line between the Ignorance and the Knowledge and the evolution is from knowledge to greater knowledge, from consciousness to greater consciousness, from being to greater being. There is then no longer any necessity for the slow pace of the ordinary evolution; there can be rapid conversion, quick transformation after transformation, what would seem to our normal present mind a succession of miracles. An evolution on the supramental levels could well be of that nature; it could be equally, if the being so chose, a more leisurely passage of one supramental state or condition of things to something beyond but still supramental, from level to divine level, a building up of divine gradations, a free growth to the supreme Supermind or beyond it to yet undreamed levels of being, consciousness and Ananda. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga 558,
35:Can a Yogi attain to a state of consciousness in which he can know all things, answer all questions, relating even to abstruse scientific problems, such as, for example, the theory of relativity?Theoretically and in principle it is not impossible for a Yogi to know everything; all depends upon the Yogi. But there is knowledge and knowledge. The Yogi does not know in the way of the mind. He does not know everything in the sense that he has access to all possible information or because he contains all the facts of the universe in his mind or because his consciousness is a sort of miraculous encyclopaedia. He knows by his capacity for a containing or dynamic identity with things and persons and forces. Or he knows because he lives in a plane of consciousness or is in contact with a consciousness in which there is the truth and the knowledge. If you are in the true consciousness, the knowledge you have will also be of the truth. Then, too, you can know directly, by being one with what you know. If a problem is put before you, if you are asked what is to be done in a particular matter, you can then, by looking with enough attention and concentration, receive spontaneously the required knowledge and the true answer. It is not by any careful application of theory that you reach the knowledge or by working it out through a mental process. The scientific mind needs these methods to come to its conclusions. But the Yogi's knowledge is direct and immediate; it is not deductive. If an engineer has to find out the exact position for the building of an arch, the line of its curve and the size of its opening, he does it by calculation, collating and deducing from his information and data. But a Yogi needs none of these things; he looks, has the vision of the thing, sees that it is to be done in this way and not in another, and this seeing is his knowledge. Although it may be true in a general way and in a certain sense that a Yogi can know all things and can answer all questions from his own field of vision and consciousness, yet it does not follow that there are no questions whatever of any kind to which he would not or could not answer. A Yogi who has the direct knowledge, the knowledge of the true truth of things, would not care or perhaps would find it difficult to answer questions that belong entirely to the domain of human mental constructions. It may be, he could not or would not wish to solve problems and difficulties you might put to him which touch only the illusion of things and their appearances. The working of his knowledge is not in the mind. If you put him some silly mental query of that character, he probably would not answer. The very common conception that you can put any ignorant question to him as to some super-schoolmaster or demand from him any kind of information past, present or future and that he is bound to answer, is a foolish idea. It is as inept as the expectation from the spiritual man of feats and miracles that would satisfy the vulgar external mind and leave it gaping with wonder. Moreover, the term "Yogi" is very vague and wide. There are many types of Yogis, many lines or ranges of spiritual or occult endeavour and different heights of achievement, there are some whose powers do not extend beyond the mental level; there are others who have gone beyond it. Everything depends on the field or nature of their effort, the height to which they have arrived, the consciousness with which they have contact or into which they enter. Do not scientists go sometimes beyond the mental plane? It is said that Einstein found his theory of relativity not through any process of reasoning, but through some kind of sudden inspiration. Has that inspiration anything to do with the Supermind?The scientist who gets an inspiration revealing to him a new truth, receives it from the intuitive mind. The knowledge comes as a direct perception in the higher mental plane illumined by some other light still farther above. But all that has nothing to do with the action of Supermind and this higher mental level is far removed from the supramental plane. Men are too easily inclined to believe that they have climbed into regions quite divine when they have only gone above the average level. There are many stages between the ordinary human mind and the Supermind, many grades and many intervening planes. If an ordinary man were to get into direct contact even with one of these intermediate planes, he would be dazzled and blinded, would be crushed under the weight of the sense of immensity or would lose his balance; and yet it is not the Supermind. Behind the common idea that a Yogi can know all things and answer all questions is the actual fact that there is a plane in the mind where the memory of everything is stored and remains always in existence. All mental movements that belong to the life of the earth are memorised and registered in this plane. Those who are capable of going there and care to take the trouble, can read in it and learn anything they choose. But this region must not be mistaken for the supramental levels. And yet to reach even there you must be able to silence the movements of the material or physical mind; you must be able to leave aside all your sensations and put a stop to your ordinary mental movements, whatever they are; you must get out of the vital; you must become free from the slavery of the body. Then only you can enter into that region and see. But if you are sufficiently interested to make this effort, you can arrive there and read what is written in the earth's memory. Thus, if you go deep into silence, you can reach a level of consciousness on which it is not impossible for you to receive answers to all your questions. And if there is one who is consciously open to the plenary truth of the supermind, in constant contact with it, he can certainly answer any question that is worth an answer from the supramental Light. The queries put must come from some sense of the truth and reality behind things. There are many questions and much debated problems that are cobwebs woven of mere mental abstractions or move on the illusory surface of things. These do not pertain to real knowledge; they are a deformation of knowledge, their very substance is of the ignorance. Certainly the supramental knowledge may give an answer, its own answer, to the problems set by the mind's ignorance; but it is likely that it would not be at all satisfactory or perhaps even intelligible to those who ask from the mental level. You must not expect the supramental to work in the way of the mind or demand that the knowledge in truth should be capable of being pieced together with the half-knowledge in ignorance. The scheme of the mind is one thing, but Supermind is quite another and it would no longer be supramental if it adapted itself to the exigencies of the mental scheme. The two are incommensurable and cannot be put together. When the consciousness has attained to supramental joys, does it no longer take interest in the things of the mind?The supramental does not take interest in mental things in the same way as the mind. It takes its own interest in all the movements of the universe, but it is from a different point of view and with a different vision. The world presents to it an entirely different appearance; there is a reversal of outlook and everything is seen from there as other than what it seems to the mind and often even the opposite. Things have another meaning; their aspect, their motion and process, everything about them, are watched with other eyes. Everything here is followed by the supermind; the mind movements and not less the vital, the material movements, all the play of the universe have for it a very deep interest, but of another kind. It is about the same difference as that between the interest taken in a puppet-play by one who holds the strings and knows what the puppets are to do and the will that moves them and that they can do only what it moves them to do, and the interest taken by another who observes the play but sees only what is happening from moment to moment and knows nothing else. The one who follows the play and is outside its secret has a stronger, an eager and passionate interest in what will happen and he gives an excited attention to its unforeseen or dramatic events; the other, who holds the strings and moves the show, is unmoved and tranquil. There is a certain intensity of interest which comes from ignorance and is bound up with illusion, and that must disappear when you are out of the ignorance. The interest that human beings take in things founds itself on the illusion; if that were removed, they would have no interest at all in the play; they would find it dry and dull. That is why all this ignorance, all this illusion has lasted so long; it is because men like it, because they cling to it and its peculiar kind of appeal that it endures. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 93?
36:One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful pictures, that his name should stand there alone.The descriptions, of Sunday as spent by children of the last generation, are quoted verbatim from a speech made to me by a child-friend and a letter written to me by a lady-friend.The Chapters, headed 'Fairy Sylvie' and 'Bruno's Revenge,' are a reprint, with a few alterations, of a little fairy-tale which I wrote in the year 1867, at the request of the late Mrs. Gatty, for 'Aunt Judy's Magazine,' which she was then editing.It was in 1874, I believe, that the idea first occurred to me of making it the nucleus of a longer story.As the years went on, I jotted down, at odd moments, all sorts of odd ideas, and fragments of dialogue, that occurred to me--who knows how?--with a transitory suddenness that left me no choice but either to record them then and there, or to abandon them to oblivion. Sometimes one could trace to their source these random flashes of thought--as being suggested by the book one was reading, or struck out from the 'flint' of one's own mind by the 'steel' of a friend's chance remark but they had also a way of their own, of occurring, a propos of nothing --specimens of that hopelessly illogical phenomenon, 'an effect without a cause.' Such, for example, was the last line of 'The Hunting of the Snark,' which came into my head (as I have already related in 'The Theatre' for April, 1887) quite suddenly, during a solitary walk: and such, again, have been passages which occurred in dreams, and which I cannot trace to any antecedent cause whatever. There are at least two instances of such dream-suggestions in this book--one, my Lady's remark, 'it often runs in families, just as a love for pastry does', the other, Eric Lindon's badinage about having been in domestic service.And thus it came to pass that I found myself at last in possession of a huge unwieldy mass of litterature--if the reader will kindly excuse the spelling --which only needed stringing together, upon the thread of a consecutive story, to constitute the book I hoped to write. Only! The task, at first, seemed absolutely hopeless, and gave me a far clearer idea, than I ever had before, of the meaning of the word 'chaos': and I think it must have been ten years, or more, before I had succeeded in classifying these odds-and-ends sufficiently to see what sort of a story they indicated: for the story had to grow out of the incidents, not the incidents out of the story I am telling all this, in no spirit of egoism, but because I really believe that some of my readers will be interested in these details of the 'genesis' of a book, which looks so simple and straight-forward a matter, when completed, that they might suppose it to have been written straight off, page by page, as one would write a letter, beginning at the beginning; and ending at the end.It is, no doubt, possible to write a story in that way: and, if it be not vanity to say so, I believe that I could, myself,--if I were in the unfortunate position (for I do hold it to be a real misfortune) of being obliged to produce a given amount of fiction in a given time,--that I could 'fulfil my task,' and produce my 'tale of bricks,' as other slaves have done. One thing, at any rate, I could guarantee as to the story so produced--that it should be utterly commonplace, should contain no new ideas whatever, and should be very very weary reading!This species of literature has received the very appropriate name of 'padding' which might fitly be defined as 'that which all can write and none can read.' That the present volume contains no such writing I dare not avow: sometimes, in order to bring a picture into its proper place, it has been necessary to eke out a page with two or three extra lines : but I can honestly say I have put in no more than I was absolutely compelled to do.My readers may perhaps like to amuse themselves by trying to detect, in a given passage, the one piece of 'padding' it contains. While arranging the 'slips' into pages, I found that the passage was 3 lines too short. I supplied the deficiency, not by interpolating a word here and a word there, but by writing in 3 consecutive lines. Now can my readers guess which they are?A harder puzzle if a harder be desired would be to determine, as to the Gardener's Song, in which cases (if any) the stanza was adapted to the surrounding text, and in which (if any) the text was adapted to the stanza.Perhaps the hardest thing in all literature--at least I have found it so: by no voluntary effort can I accomplish it: I have to take it as it come's is to write anything original. And perhaps the easiest is, when once an original line has been struck out, to follow it up, and to write any amount more to the same tune. I do not know if 'Alice in Wonderland' was an original story--I was, at least, no conscious imitator in writing it--but I do know that, since it came out, something like a dozen storybooks have appeared, on identically the same pattern. The path I timidly explored believing myself to be 'the first that ever burst into that silent sea'--is now a beaten high-road: all the way-side flowers have long ago been trampled into the dust: and it would be courting disaster for me to attempt that style again.Hence it is that, in 'Sylvie and Bruno,' I have striven with I know not what success to strike out yet another new path: be it bad or good, it is the best I can do. It is written, not for money, and not for fame, but in the hope of supplying, for the children whom I love, some thoughts that may suit those hours of innocent merriment which are the very life of Childhood; and also in the hope of suggesting, to them and to others, some thoughts that may prove, I would fain hope, not wholly out of harmony with the graver cadences of Life.If I have not already exhausted the patience of my readers, I would like to seize this opportunity perhaps the last I shall have of addressing so many friends at once of putting on record some ideas that have occurred to me, as to books desirable to be written--which I should much like to attempt, but may not ever have the time or power to carry through--in the hope that, if I should fail (and the years are gliding away very fast) to finish the task I have set myself, other hands may take it up.First, a Child's Bible. The only real essentials of this would be, carefully selected passages, suitable for a child's reading, and pictures. One principle of selection, which I would adopt, would be that Religion should be put before a child as a revelation of love--no need to pain and puzzle the young mind with the history of crime and punishment. (On such a principle I should, for example, omit the history of the Flood.) The supplying of the pictures would involve no great difficulty: no new ones would be needed : hundreds of excellent pictures already exist, the copyright of which has long ago expired, and which simply need photo-zincography, or some similar process, for their successful reproduction. The book should be handy in size with a pretty attractive looking cover--in a clear legible type--and, above all, with abundance of pictures, pictures, pictures!Secondly, a book of pieces selected from the Bible--not single texts, but passages of from 10 to 20 verses each--to be committed to memory. Such passages would be found useful, to repeat to one's self and to ponder over, on many occasions when reading is difficult, if not impossible: for instance, when lying awake at night--on a railway-journey --when taking a solitary walk-in old age, when eyesight is failing or wholly lost--and, best of all, when illness, while incapacitating us for reading or any other occupation, condemns us to lie awake through many weary silent hours: at such a time how keenly one may realise the truth of David's rapturous cry "O how sweet are thy words unto my throat: yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!"I have said 'passages,' rather than single texts, because we have no means of recalling single texts: memory needs links, and here are none: one may have a hundred texts stored in the memory, and not be able to recall, at will, more than half-a-dozen--and those by mere chance: whereas, once get hold of any portion of a chapter that has been committed to memory, and the whole can be recovered: all hangs together.Thirdly, a collection of passages, both prose and verse, from books other than the Bible. There is not perhaps much, in what is called 'un-inspired' literature (a misnomer, I hold: if Shakespeare was not inspired, one may well doubt if any man ever was), that will bear the process of being pondered over, a hundred times: still there are such passages--enough, I think, to make a goodly store for the memory.These two books of sacred, and secular, passages for memory--will serve other good purposes besides merely occupying vacant hours: they will help to keep at bay many anxious thoughts, worrying thoughts, uncharitable thoughts, unholy thoughts. Let me say this, in better words than my own, by copying a passage from that most interesting book, Robertson's Lectures on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Lecture XLIX. "If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images, which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life from the intrusion of profaner footsteps."Fourthly, a "Shakespeare" for girls: that is, an edition in which everything, not suitable for the perusal of girls of (say) from 10 to 17, should be omitted. Few children under 10 would be likely to understand or enjoy the greatest of poets: and those, who have passed out of girlhood, may safely be left to read Shakespeare, in any edition, 'expurgated' or not, that they may prefer: but it seems a pity that so many children, in the intermediate stage, should be debarred from a great pleasure for want of an edition suitable to them. Neither Bowdler's, Chambers's, Brandram's, nor Cundell's 'Boudoir' Shakespeare, seems to me to meet the want: they are not sufficiently 'expurgated.' Bowdler's is the most extraordinary of all: looking through it, I am filled with a deep sense of wonder, considering what he has left in, that he should have cut anything out! Besides relentlessly erasing all that is unsuitable on the score of reverence or decency, I should be inclined to omit also all that seems too difficult, or not likely to interest young readers. The resulting book might be slightly fragmentary: but it would be a real treasure to all British maidens who have any taste for poetry.If it be needful to apologize to any one for the new departure I have taken in this story--by introducing, along with what will, I hope, prove to be acceptable nonsense for children, some of the graver thoughts of human life--it must be to one who has learned the Art of keeping such thoughts wholly at a distance in hours of mirth and careless ease. To him such a mixture will seem, no doubt, ill-judged and repulsive. And that such an Art exists I do not dispute: with youth, good health, and sufficient money, it seems quite possible to lead, for years together, a life of unmixed gaiety--with the exception of one solemn fact, with which we are liable to be confronted at any moment, even in the midst of the most brilliant company or the most sparkling entertainment. A man may fix his own times for admitting serious thought, for attending public worship, for prayer, for reading the Bible: all such matters he can defer to that 'convenient season', which is so apt never to occur at all: but he cannot defer, for one single moment, the necessity of attending to a message, which may come before he has finished reading this page,' this night shalt thy soul be required of thee.'The ever-present sense of this grim possibility has been, in all ages, 1 an incubus that men have striven to shake off. Few more interesting subjects of enquiry could be found, by a student of history, than the various weapons that have been used against this shadowy foe. Saddest of all must have been the thoughts of those who saw indeed an existence beyond the grave, but an existence far more terrible than annihilation--an existence as filmy, impalpable, all but invisible spectres, drifting about, through endless ages, in a world of shadows, with nothing to do, nothing to hope for, nothing to love! In the midst of the gay verses of that genial 'bon vivant' Horace, there stands one dreary word whose utter sadness goes to one's heart. It is the word 'exilium' in the well-known passageOmnes eodem cogimur, omniumVersatur urna serius ociusSors exitura et nos in aeternumExilium impositura cymbae.Yes, to him this present life--spite of all its weariness and all its sorrow--was the only life worth having: all else was 'exile'! Does it not seem almost incredible that one, holding such a creed, should ever have smiled?And many in this day, I fear, even though believing in an existence beyond the grave far more real than Horace ever dreamed of, yet regard it as a sort of 'exile' from all the joys of life, and so adopt Horace's theory, and say 'let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.'We go to entertainments, such as the theatre--I say 'we', for I also go to the play, whenever I get a chance of seeing a really good one and keep at arm's length, if possible, the thought that we may not return alive. Yet how do you know--dear friend, whose patience has carried you through this garrulous preface that it may not be your lot, when mirth is fastest and most furious, to feel the sharp pang, or the deadly faintness, which heralds the final crisis--to see, with vague wonder, anxious friends bending over you to hear their troubled whispers perhaps yourself to shape the question, with trembling lips, "Is it serious?", and to be told "Yes: the end is near" (and oh, how different all Life will look when those words are said!)--how do you know, I say, that all this may not happen to you, this night?And dare you, knowing this, say to yourself "Well, perhaps it is an immoral play: perhaps the situations are a little too 'risky', the dialogue a little too strong, the 'business' a little too suggestive.I don't say that conscience is quite easy: but the piece is so clever, I must see it this once! I'll begin a stricter life to-morrow." To-morrow, and to-morrow, and tomorrow!"Who sins in hope, who, sinning, says,'Sorrow for sin God's judgement stays!'Against God's Spirit he lies; quite stops Mercy with insult; dares, and drops,Like a scorch'd fly, that spins in vainUpon the axis of its pain,Then takes its doom, to limp and crawl,Blind and forgot, from fall to fall."Let me pause for a moment to say that I believe this thought, of the possibility of death--if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong. If the thought of sudden death acquires, for you, a special horror when imagined as happening in a theatre, then be very sure the theatre is harmful for you, however harmless it may be for others; and that you are incurring a deadly peril in going. Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.But, once realise what the true object is in life--that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, 'that last infirmity of noble minds'--but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man--and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning!One other matter may perhaps seem to call for apology--that I should have treated with such entire want of sympathy the British passion for 'Sport', which no doubt has been in by-gone days, and is still, in some forms of it, an excellent school for hardihood and for coolness in moments of danger.But I am not entirely without sympathy for genuine 'Sport': I can heartily admire the courage of the man who, with severe bodily toil, and at the risk of his life, hunts down some 'man-eating' tiger: and I can heartily sympathize with him when he exults in the glorious excitement of the chase and the hand-to-hand struggle with the monster brought to bay. But I can but look with deep wonder and sorrow on the hunter who, at his ease and in safety, can find pleasure in what involves, for some defenceless creature, wild terror and a death of agony: deeper, if the hunter be one who has pledged himself to preach to men the Religion of universal Love: deepest of all, if it be one of those 'tender and delicate' beings, whose very name serves as a symbol of Love--'thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women'--whose mission here is surely to help and comfort all that are in pain or sorrow!'Farewell, farewell! but this I tellTo thee, thou Wedding-Guest!He prayeth well, who loveth wellBoth man and bird and beast.He prayeth best, who loveth bestAll things both great and small;For the dear God who loveth us,He made and loveth all.' ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno ,

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1:team-building exercise. ~ M R Forbes,
2:Building a team is hard ~ Patrick Lencioni,
3:Building design isn't trendy. ~ Kevin McCloud,
4:My buildings are all on budget. ~ Frank Gehry,
5:Bodybuilding is 80% nutrition! ~ Vince Gironda,
6:New ideas must use old buildings ~ Jane Jacobs,
7:Anybody can leap off a building. ~ Daniel Craig,
8:as a kid, your apartment building ~ Aziz Ansari,
9:I want to hurl a building at God. ~ Jandy Nelson,
10:New ideas often need old buildings. ~ Jane Jacobs,
11:Building is a sweet impoverishing. ~ George Herbert,
12:Life itself is a rickety building ~ William Golding,
13:My buildings are more famous than me. ~ Jean Nouvel,
14:backing onto a tall brick building. ~ Robert Bryndza,
15:Building a company is a lot like boxing, ~ Anonymous,
16:Buildings are forms of performances. ~ Rafael Vinoly,
17:Building takes many, many mistakes. ~ Becky Chambers,
18:(I'm building backwards naturally.) ~ Joseph McElroy,
19:By law, all buildings should be white. ~ Le Corbusier,
20:building in there? Coffins. Lots and lots ~ Rhys Bowen,
21:Every building must have... its own soul. ~ Louis Kahn,
22:I'm building a dream with elevators in it. ~ Rick Ross,
23:Shawn Michaels has left the building. ~ Shawn Michaels,
24:what valuable company is nobody building ~ Peter Thiel,
25:All of the buildings, all of those cars ~ Peter Gabriel,
26:What valuable company is nobody building? ~ Peter Thiel,
27:what valuable company is nobody building? ~ Peter Thiel,
28:Floods lit the other half of the building. ~ Gwenda Bond,
29:Any building is a temple if you make it so. ~ Phil Knight,
30:How much does your building weigh? ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
31:. . .building is medicine for free. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
32:Don't just look at buildings ... watch them. ~ John Ruskin,
33:so fresh in a building with no windows. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
34:Lisp isn't a language, it's a building material. ~ Alan Kay,
35:Specific praying is the key to building faith ~ Leslie Ludy,
36:The higher the building the lower the morals. ~ Noel Coward,
37:And, yes, I love the process of building. ~ Daniel Libeskind,
38:Buildings should not look like Lady Gaga. ~ Robert A M Stern,
39:towns with redbrick buildings and whitewashed ~ John Grisham,
40:Whatever good things we build end up building us. ~ Jim Rohn,
41:When does a building actually become a built? ~ Le Corbusier,
42:Education Is All A Matter Of Building Bridges ~ Ralph Ellison,
43:Even a little dog can piss on a big building. ~ Jim Hightower,
44:The building was on fire and it wasn't my fault ~ Jim Butcher,
45:The ruins proclaim the building was beautiful. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
46:Wealth-building is a crockpot, not a microwave. ~ Dave Ramsey,
47:Workaholism is a block, not a building block. ~ Julia Cameron,
48:Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building. ~ John Osborne,
49:Education is all a matter of building bridges. ~ Ralph Ellison,
50:Every building is a prototype. No two are alike. ~ Helmut Jahn,
51:God delights in building cathedrals out of rubble. ~ Anonymous,
52:historic buildings had fallen into poor condition. ~ Anonymous,
53:The building block of every community is family. ~ Paul Singer,
54:The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault ~ Jim Butcher,
55:The chow mein fairy has entered the building. ~ Angela Marsons,
56:There is an art to the building up of suspense. ~ Tom Stoppard,
57:Building trust requires nothing more than telling ~ Simon Sinek,
58:The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault. ~ Jim Butcher,
59:The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault. ~ Jim Butcher,
60:We have to realize we are building a movement. ~ Dorothy Height,
61:Buildings have been made because of man. ~ Leon Battista Alberti,
62:From the bodybuilding days on, I learned ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger,
63:I think buildings should imitate ecological systems. ~ Ken Yeang,
64:Never too late for vocabulary building,” he said. ~ Michel Faber,
65:The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families, ~ Bren Brown,
66:to find any reason Eve would be in this building at ~ Lucy Sykes,
67:village of stores, homes, and other buildings where ~ Jana Riess,
68:wondered what horrors the hulking building ~ Ellen Marie Wiseman,
69:Bodybuilding is not only a sport but first an ART. ~ Serge Nubret,
70:Tech is all about building human connections. ~ Padmasree Warrior,
71:The status quo is leaving the building, and quickly. ~ Seth Godin,
72:We should be building great things that don't exist. ~ Larry Page,
73:Building robot versions of people is very expensive. ~ Colin Angle,
74:Building wormholes was not a glamorous profession ~ Becky Chambers,
75:Empowering women is key to building a future we want ~ Amartya Sen,
76:Fundamentals are the building blocks of fun. ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov,
77:six-story apartment building wedged between a ~ Charlie N Holmberg,
78:Tearing down is always easier than building up, ~ Charlaine Harris,
79:The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault. My ~ Jim Butcher,
80:The most expensive part of building is the mistakes. ~ Ken Follett,
81:Your biggest challenge will be building a great team. ~ John Doerr,
82:Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
83:building with a waist-high iron fence surrounding an ~ Stephen King,
84:I'd love to be part of the process of building cars. ~ Bubba Watson,
85:If a building becomes architecture, then it is art. ~ Arne Jacobsen,
86:Only in the shattering can the rebuilding occur ~ Barbara Marciniak,
87:The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai. ~ Fareed Zakaria,
88:We're not into nation-building. We're into justice. ~ George W Bush,
89:We should be breaking down barriers, not building walls. ~ Ted Cruz,
90:Building Oracle is like doing math puzzles as a kid. ~ Larry Ellison,
91:Buildings are always better than drawings and models. ~ Rafael Moneo,
92:I've never lived in a building without my name on it. ~ Ivanka Trump,
93:Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has just left the building! ~ Mike Lange,
94:Only in the shattering can the rebuilding occur. ~ Barbara Marciniak,
95:Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe. ~ Frank Zappa,
96:The door handle is the handshake of the building. ~ Juhani Pallasmaa,
97:We want to make nation-building a people's movement. ~ Narendra Modi,
98:Building and marrying of Children are great wasters. ~ George Herbert,
99:Building your dream home is a fast-track to divorce, ~ Liane Moriarty,
100:But the building's identity resided in the ornament. ~ Louis Sullivan,
101:Our judgments keep us from building a stronger tribe. ~ Rachel Hollis,
102:They mainly ran around the building insulting people, ~ Michael Lewis,
103:We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. ~ Winston Churchill,
104:Architecture is about public space held by buildings. ~ Richard Rogers,
105:Building an letter in front of the other. ~ Coco J Ginger,
106:He sold the business but kept the corner block building, ~ Rachel Cohn,
107:I'm not building a game. I'm building a new country. ~ Philip Rosedale,
108:We shape our buildings , thereafter they shape us. ~ Winston Churchill,
109:When a building is as good as that one, f#*@ the art. ~ Philip Johnson,
110:Bodybuilding isn’t 90 minutes in the’s a lifestyle ~ Lee Priest,
111:entered Sabre’s office building through the back door. ~ Teresa Burrell,
112:Gold's was the first bodybuilding gym made for bodybuilders. ~ Joe Gold,
113:Instead of building walls, we should be building bridges. ~ Vicente Fox,
114:Purpose is not necessary to make a building beautiful. ~ Philip Johnson,
115:We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. ~ Winston S Churchill,
116:Why, I just shake the buildings out of my sleeves. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
117:A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom. ~ Ayn Rand,
118:Building a happy life usually takes constant renovations. ~ Sarah Noffke,
119:Building Union among people not cooperation between states ~ Jean Monnet,
120:Bush humble foreign policy was hijacked into nation-building. ~ Ron Paul,
121:Clothing is the first step to building a character. ~ Sylvester Stallone,
122:Run, we think, as buildings crumble. Run, as people perish. ~ Hugh Howey,
123:Stop building tomorrow's roads on today's grounds. ~ June Masters Bacher,
124:they’ve even named a building after him,” said Dimitri. ~ Jeffrey Archer,
125:We should be focusing on building things that do not exist. ~ Larry Page,
126:When I leave Somalia I will leave buildings but not people. ~ Siad Barre,
127:All buildings are predictions. All predictions are wrong. ~ Stewart Brand,
128:Building a team is the nucleus for every piece of success. ~ Chris Ducker,
129:Building walls does not make any country great again. ~ Cecilia Malmstrom,
130:I haven't done any building designs since the Loaf House. ~ Ben Nicholson,
131:People have grown fond of me, like some old building. ~ Katharine Hepburn,
132:The only thing God is building in this world is his church. ~ Bakht Singh,
134:The task of building a great university is never simple. ~ Henry Rosovsky,
135:When you come in the building with your guns don't take them off. ~ Rakim,
136:You cannot have politics without building mass-movements. ~ Vijay Prashad,
137:You can padlock a building, but you can't padlock an idea. ~ Myles Horton,
138:A building is not just a place to be but a way to be. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
139:A story is like building a chapel; a novel is a cathedral. ~ Rosario Ferre,
140:Building a project should be a single trivial operation. ~ Robert C Martin,
141:Building trust requires nothing more than telling the truth. ~ Simon Sinek,
142:Every building is like a person. Single and unrepeatable. ~ Louis Sullivan,
143:Story plays a role in the budget process when building reels. ~ Ed Catmull,
144:the key to human development is building on who you already are ~ Tom Rath,
145:The room within is the great fact about the building. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
146:The space within becomes the reality of the building. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
147:Worldbuilding to me is taking the consequences of an idea. ~ Karin Tidbeck,
148:You can't build a great building on a weak foundation. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
149:Bodybuilding is the closest we have to the fountain of youth. ~ Lee Labrada,
150:community of the new creation that Jesus is building. They ~ Wayne Jacobsen,
151:Death is a new office building filled with modern furniture, ~ John Ashbery,
152:Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. ~ Stephen Chbosky,
153:Singing lessons are like body building for your larynx. ~ Bernadette Peters,
154:when you and i are off building something new with someone else ~ Rupi Kaur,
155:A real building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit. ~ Ezra Pound,
156:Building a better mousetrap merely results in smarter mice. ~ Charles Darwin,
157:It takes a lot of effort to make a building look effortless. ~ Norman Foster,
158:My buildings are like my children, so I cannot have favorites. ~ Cesar Pelli,
159:The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. ~ Peter Drucker,
160:The charges of building and making of gardens are unknowne. ~ George Herbert,
161:To be successful in bodybuilding you have to be a good observer ~ Frank Zane,
162:walled fields and low, rambling buildings, presenting ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs,
163:All our lives we sweat and save, Building for a shallow grave. ~ Jim Morrison,
164:Are you kidding? I jumped off a building -- of course I'm hurt. ~ Derek Landy,
165:Building a mission and building a business go hand in hand. ~ Mark Zuckerberg,
166:company has designed some of the smaller fair buildings, all ~ Olivia Newport,
167:Dude, I just watched you climb up a f*cking building!-Lace ~ Scott Westerfeld,
168:In a startup no facts exist inside the building, only opinions. ~ Steve Blank,
169:Silence has stuffed itself into every corner of this building. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
170:The end of all knowledge must be the building up of character. ~ Cesar Chavez,
171:We must stop the trend of closing schools and building prisons. ~ Gale Sayers,
172:Whatever good things we build end up building us.”—Jim Rohn ~ Jennifer Probst,
173:you must begin by building a track record of finished tasks. ~ Steve Chandler,
174:Building up the arms did not cause the fall of Eastern Europe. ~ Michael Moore,
175:First we shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us. ~ Winston S Churchill,
176:Genocide, after all, is an exercise in community building. ~ Philip Gourevitch,
177:I'm not a builder of buildings, I'm a builder of collections. ~ Leonard Lauder,
178:I saw huge buildings rise up faint and fair, and pass like dreams. ~ H G Wells,
179:I was building the plane while flying it in the first term. ~ Kwame Kilpatrick,
180:Sarah: "Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever... ~ James O Barr,
181:Vocabulary is a matter of word-building as well as word-using. ~ David Crystal,
182:Bach is how buildings got taller. It's how we got to the moon. ~ Charles Mingus,
183:Building and repairing relationships are long-term investments. ~ Stephen Covey,
184:Building on a bond is bankable. Building on bitterness is bankrupt. ~ T F Hodge,
185:Building trust means thinking about trust in a positive way. ~ Robert C Solomon,
186:Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building. ~ Jim Hightower,
187:Great buildings, like great mountains, are the work of centuries. ~ Victor Hugo,
188:I can't think of a better model for Haiti rebuilding than Rwanda. ~ Paul Farmer,
189:I don't measure success by how many buildings have my name on it. ~ Marco Rubio,
190:Like building a house, travel always costs more than you estimate. ~ Ilka Chase,
191:The building itself almost appeared to be holding its breath. ~ Haruki Murakami,
192:The inner critic? His ass is not permitted in the building. ~ Steven Pressfield,
193:There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying. ~ Colin Hay,
194:We expect too much of new buildings, and too little of ourselves. ~ Jane Jacobs,
195:We need new partnerships in fighting terrorism and building peace. ~ Anna Lindh,
196:We should be focusing on building the things that don’t exist. ~ James Altucher,
197:All our lives we sweat and save,
Building for a shallow grave. ~ Jim Morrison,
198:An endless number of green buildings doesn't make a sustainable city. ~ Jan Gehl,
199:Aren’t you violating the building codes? Or the laws of physics? ~ Scott Hawkins,
200:It was very unusual to employ prettiness as part of a building. ~ Robert Venturi,
201:Music of today is not even in the same building as music from the '70s. ~ Eyedea,
202:My inner goddess has left the building and taken my libido with her. ~ E L James,
203:My life is about building and working and wrenching on some cars. ~ Adam Carolla,
204:When a building is about to fall down, all the mice desert it. ~ Pliny the Elder,
205:When you're building something, you know all of the trade-offs. ~ Nolan Bushnell,
206:Why are we rebuilding New Orleans? Whose idea was this, Aquaman? ~ Carlos Mencia,
207:All these buildings of Paris are treasures,” said Lucien. “But ~ Charles Belfoure,
208:Amazon appears to be building a permission asset, not a brand asset. ~ Seth Godin,
209:Building and repairing relationships are long-term investments. ~ Stephen R Covey,
210:Building capacity dissolves differences. It irons out inequalities. ~ Abdul Kalam,
211:building prisons is our number one social program for young men ~ Gavin de Becker,
212:Building your brand doesn’t take millions. It takes imagination. ~ Harry Beckwith,
213:In a burning building I would save a cat before a Rembrandt. ~ Alberto Giacometti,
214:Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character. ~ Joseph Goebbels,
215:leadership as the building of the adaptive capacity of a people. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
216:quoin trim, the YMI building was much like many of the buildings ~ Denise Kiernan,
217:To refer to the Church as a building is to call people 2 x 4's. ~ Shane Claiborne,
218:To the Christian death is the exchanging of a tent for a building. ~ Billy Graham,
219:We're not just building a Temple here, the Lord is building us. ~ Joseph Smith Jr,
220:brownstone building overlooking the East River. A bunch of BMWs and ~ Rick Riordan,
221:building prisons is our number one social program for young men. ~ Gavin de Becker,
222:Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building. ~ Thomas Fuller,
223:No building should be A secret from Apollo Or drop bricks on him WE ~ Rick Riordan,
224:Positive thinking empowers you by building your unique skill set. ~ Benjamin Smith,
225:Rule No. 1: There Are No Facts Inside Your Building, So Get Outside. ~ Steve Blank,
226:The glass ceiling doesn't apply when you're building your own house ~ Heidi Roizen,
227:The Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn't count; building arks does. ~ Warren Buffett,
228:There is no closure for this. Closure is for buildings, not people. ~ James Renner,
229:To be part of building a movement, you have to keep moving. ~ Jacqueline Novogratz,
230:Whatever future you're building, don't try to program everything. ~ Pierre Omidyar,
231:A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. ~ Shelby Foote,
232:building fires in the rain, tracking animals and finding water. ~ Margaret Mitchell,
233:I BURST THROUGH my office building’s entrance, cursing the subway ~ Magda Alexander,
234:I wanted to experience New York, to look up and see buildings. ~ Haile Gebrselassie,
235:The city buildings in the distance are holding up the sky, it seems. ~ Markus Zusak,
236:The key ingredient to building trust is not time. It is courage. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
237:The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
238:We have to Build Bridges of Peace Instead of building Walls of Wars. ~ Widad Akreyi,
239:A railroad is like a lie you have to keep building it to make it stand. ~ Mark Twain,
240:Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves. ~ Julia Morgan,
241:Harmony Mission Press Building 710 Jefferson Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113 ~ D M Pulley,
242:I believe in the near future we will 3D print our buildings and houses. ~ Neri Oxman,
243:[I believe in the] rebuilding of Judea as an independent nation. ~ John Quincy Adams,
244:I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach? ~ Philip Johnson,
245:Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success. ~ Michael Eisner,
246:School buildings should be opened and used twenty four hours a day. ~ Nikki Giovanni,
247:Science flies men to the moon, religion flies men into buildings. ~ Victor J Stenger,
248:Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings. ~ Victor J Stenger,
249:Start building walls, and people begin to wonder what you’re hiding. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
250:That’s how I travel: I forget the buildings but remember the bricks. ~ Mike McIntyre,
251:the corner by the old Piggly Wiggly building, I felt the familiar edge ~ Edie Claire,
252:the first weapon to kill people but leave buildings standing was a club. ~ Anonymous,
253:Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future. ~ Lil Wayne,
254:Using Viagra is like putting a new flagpole on a condemned building. ~ Harvey Korman,
255:Well building hat three conditions. Commodity, firmness, and delight. ~ Henry Wotton,
256:We make our buildings, and then our buildings make and shape us. ~ Winston Churchill,
257:When building monsters don't be surprised when they become monstrous. ~ Marlon James,
258:Chuck Noll is building one hell of a football team up in Pittsburgh. ~ Vince Lombardi,
259:Good work in the building of my vessel stood me always in good stead. ~ Joshua Slocum,
260:I secretly want to raise my hand and say, introvert in the building! ~ Krista Ritchie,
261:I was an idiot in terms of career-building, but I had a great time. ~ Sally Kellerman,
262:Mammoths, building a signal to Mars, on the North American ice cap. ~ Arthur C Clarke,
263:People are not killed by earthquakes alone, but by collapsed buildings. ~ Shigeru Ban,
264:Politicians, old buildings, and prostitutes become respectable with age. ~ Mark Twain,
265:The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city. ~ Deborah Kerr,
266:The Harbor was a plain brick building, undistinguished and solid. ~ Caroline B Cooney,
267:The sun never knew how great it was until it hit the side of a building. ~ Louis Kahn,
268:The swells were amazing! As big as three-story apartment buildings! ~ Abby Sunderland,
269:We expect too much of new #‎ buildings , and too little of ourselves. ~ Jane Jacobs,
270:You don't need sunglasses inside a building in the middle of the night. ~ Jimmy Heath,
271:Anybody who is one with what he or she does is building the new earth. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
272:Building awareness and responsibility is the essence of good coaching. ~ John Whitmore,
273:Ever since Napster I've dreamt of building a product similar to Spotify. ~ Sean Parker,
274:First life, then spaces, then buildings - the other way around never works. ~ Jan Gehl,
275:Focus not on reducing your fear, but on building your courage—because, ~ Eric Greitens,
276:I cannot look at modern buildings without thinking of historical ones. ~ Kevin McCloud,
277:If the art of ship-building were in the wood, ships would exist by nature. ~ Aristotle,
278:My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness. ~ Thom Mayne,
279:Saying hello doesn't have an ROI. It's about building relationships. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
280:The English truly understand the dynamic between buildings and land. ~ Nicholas Haslam,
281:The only building finished in Duvalierville is the cock-fight stadium. ~ Graham Greene,
282:You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions. ~ John Engler,
283:You wind up building what investors want instead of what customers want. ~ Jason Fried,
284:Building democracy as an imposition from abroad is a form of imperialism. ~ Lech Walesa,
285:Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
286:Dude, my hair is like an architectural structure. It’s like… a building. ~ Taylor Swift,
287:In general, it's best if you're building something that you yourself need. ~ Sam Altman,
288:New York is nearly a grave. The Empire State Building is its gravestone. ~ Walter Tevis,
289:Particular individuals do not recur, but their building blocks do. ~ John Henry Holland,
290:she has carried this sacred sense of community building into ~ Zalman Schachter Shalomi,
291:We're building prisons all over the world and calling them luxury condos. ~ J G Ballard,
292:You’re either building your dreams, or helping someone else build theirs. ~ Peter Voogd,
293:...broken buildings like jagged teeth in the mouth of a mad dog... ~ Jacqueline Winspear,
294:Building slow destroyers ! One might as well breed slow race horses. ~ Winston Churchill,
295:Designing a dream city is easy; rebuilding a living one takes imagination. ~ Jane Jacobs,
296:I be off the slave ships, building pyramids, writing my own hieroglyphs ~ Kendrick Lamar,
297:If he full-out flexed, I would probably faint, or jump off the building. ~ Ilona Andrews,
298:Moreover, a building is constructed by man, but a flower is made by God. ~ George Lakoff,
299:My hope is Donald Trump will focus on building bridges instead of walls. ~ Julian Castro,
300:Our roots are clinging, we shouldn't knock down so many old 'buildings.' ~ Whit Stillman,
301:So then, let us pursue what makes for peace and for building up one another. ~ Anonymous,
302:The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl. ~ Dave Barry,
303:The specific patterns, out of which a building or a town is made ~ Christopher Alexander,
304:We have successfully achieved the target of building toilets in schools. ~ Narendra Modi,
305:When you're building a business, you're either all in, or you're not. ~ Barbara Corcoran,
306:Asking is, in itself, the fundamental building block of any relationship. ~ Amanda Palmer,
307:Be suspicious of any work that is not building product or getting customers. ~ Sam Altman,
308:clatter of a typewriter suggests that you're actually building something. ~ David Sedaris,
309:His eyes hovered on the buildings, but his mind wandered past them all. ~ Victoria Schwab,
310:His life was dedicated to the fine art of tearing down and building anew. ~ Michael Lewis,
311:I don't really care about gossip. I care about building great businesses. ~ Tamara Mellon,
312:No skyscrapers, no office buildings—just fucking nature. It was horrifying. ~ Mary Calmes,
313:Strength grows from building other strength, not from trampling on weakness. ~ Eric Flint,
314:The Building of European Commission would be perfect for a brothel. ~ Janusz Korwin Mikke,
315:There are plenty of ruined buildings in the world but no ruined stones. ~ Hugh MacDiarmid,
316:There is more pleasure to building castles in the air than on the ground. ~ Edward Gibbon,
317:What is building, and rebuilding and rebuilding again, but an act of faith? ~ Dave Eggers,
318:What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. ~ H Norman Wright,
319:Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one. ~ Rumi,
320:years later, a young man left the building of Laraby’s Stadium in London. ~ Josephine Cox,
321:A building is not something you finish. A building is something you start. ~ Stewart Brand,
322:Breaking into the building was easy.
Too easy for an assassin like me. ~ Jennifer Estep,
323:Building prisons to fight crime is like building cemeteries to fight disease. ~ Jack Levin,
324:Fashion is neither moral or immoral, but it is for rebuilding the morale. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
325:In Japan, there is less a culture of preserving old buildings than in Europe. ~ Tadao Ando,
326:It was one of those buildings that you don't so much as look at as bathe in. ~ Bill Bryson,
327:Never say you're having a bad day...say you're having a character building day ~ Les Brown,
328:Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings. ~ Jane Jacobs,
329:There was a big number over the door of the building. The number was five. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
330:Trails need to be reconstructed. Please avoid building trails that go uphill. ~ Dave Barry,
331:We're all building our world, right now, in real time. Let's build it better. ~ Lindy West,
332:What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway. ~ Mother Teresa,
333:When 28,000 buildings fall do you know how many walls are no longer there? ~ Andrea Gibson,
334:You can tell what’s informing a society by what the tallest building is. ~ Joseph Campbell,
335:You don't get points for predicting rain. You get points for building arks. ~ Lou Gerstner,
336:A disorderly mob is no more an army than a heap of building materials is a house ~ Socrates,
337:BUILDING TRUST AND TAKING CARE OF YOUR PEOPLE is a mechanism for CLARITY. ~ L David Marquet,
338:...clatter of a typwriter suggests that you're actually building something. ~ David Sedaris,
339:Ever since I was two, I've loved octopuses, monsters, abandoned buildings. ~ China Mieville,
340:If you stop building stars, which we never do, you wouldn't be in business. ~ Vince McMahon,
341:I go amongst the buildings of a city and I see a Man hurrying along - to what? ~ John Keats,
342:I walk silently beside her. Into the building. And into my own personal hell. ~ Celia Aaron,
343:Life is a character-building opportunity that we all volunteered for. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
344:Media was once about protecting a name; on the web it is about building one. ~ Ryan Holiday,
345:No more prizes for predicting the rain, only prizes for building the arks ~ Don Edward Beck,
346:She told them: the hardest part is to start over by building something new. ~ Brian Freeman,
347:The limits of prudence: one cannot jump out of a burning building gradually. ~ Mason Cooley,
348:The raising of a child is the building of a cathedral. You can't cut corners. ~ Dave Eggers,
349:Those who are building and stewarding vast platforms that run on new power ~ Jeremy Heimans,
350:Your words are building blocks of which you construct your life and future. ~ Charles Capps,
351:Being human in the digital world is about building a digital world for humans. ~ Andrew Keen,
352:Building a godly life on the sand of scriptural illiteracy is impossible. ~ Edwin Louis Cole,
353:Building the future, and keeping the past alive - are one and the same thing. ~ Hideo Kojima,
354:Building trust is key to discovering and understanding your buyers' motives. ~ Grant Cardone,
355:focus all your energy not on struggling with the old, but on building the new. ~ Dan Millman,
356:I don't think our troops ought to be used for what's called nation building. ~ George W Bush,
357:I never said I was opposed to the LEED program or to green building - I'm not. ~ Frank Gehry,
358:No building should be
A secret from Apollo
Or drop bricks on him
~ Rick Riordan,
359:It’s like the future is a building you put up on the foundations of the past. ~ John Marsden,
360:My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone. ~ Julia Morgan,
361:Something that seems like ridiculous bullshit to men is comfort-building to women. ~ Roosh V,
362:We're going to keep building the party until we're hunting Democrats with dogs. ~ Phil Gramm,
363:What the fu—

How the bloody hell had Voldemort gotten into the building? ~ L H Cosway,
364:Building and sustaining community is a never-ending part of doing business. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
365:I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
366:If you are good at building bridges, you will never fall into the abyss! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
367:If you survive long enough, you're revered - rather like an old building. ~ Katharine Hepburn,
368:John McEnroe looks as if he is serving round the edge of an imaginary building. ~ Clive James,
369:Just the sounds of an old building settling, I tell myself . . . but I wonder. ~ Stephen King,
370:Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings. ~ Steven Johnson,
371:She was sitting in a beach chair, facing the lit-up buildings across the water. ~ Jeff Shelby,
372:Spend more time building your character than trying to build your platform. ~ Christine Caine,
373:The buildings ... had suffered the inevitable shrinkage of places revisited. ~ Patricia Moyes,
374:There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use. ~ Freeman Dyson,
375:The tradition at C Average was to nominate the biggest loser in the building. ~ Gordon Korman,
376:An architect has to build the building from the inside out, not the outside in! ~ Luigi Colani,
377:Become better at firing than hiring - it's crucial for building a business. ~ Barbara Corcoran,
378:Exhaustion is a normal pregnancy symptom. I’m building an ecosystem in here! ~ Rachel Bertsche,
379:I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect. ~ Alexander Jackson Davis,
380:I'm not afraid of heights. I rock climb. I can repel off the side of a building. ~ Kate Hudson,
381:In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35, you're older than most of the buildings. ~ Delia Ephron,
382:Marketing is not selling. Marketing is building a brand in the mind of the prospect. ~ Al Ries,
383:None of the buildings in the town of Sisters are really more than one story tall. ~ Peter Rock,
384:There's no worse feeling than seeing my buildings and realizing the mistakes. ~ Philip Johnson,
385:Welcome to the O2. A unique building in Dublin, in that it is actually finished. ~ Bill Bailey,
386:Working on a building
It's a Holy Ghost building
For my Lord,
For my Lord ~ Anonymous,
387:You’re building your own maze, in a way, and you might just get lost in it. ~ Marijn Haverbeke,
388:A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting ~ Alan Ladd,
389:I don't think consensus-building politics is what I'm meant to be doing. ~ Christopher Hitchens,
390:I think the notion of worldbuilding is a failure of literary sophistication. ~ Michael Moorcock,
391:Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. ~ Ray Bradbury,
392:More and more, so it seems to me, light is the beautifier of the building. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
393:Mortals building things the same in the hope that conformity will set them free. ~ Kate Griffin,
394:No architect should design buildings that import a huge amount of energy. ~ Christiana Figueres,
395:None of the threats to the global commons will be solved by building walls. ~ James G Stavridis,
396:On my first day teaching my own classroom, I threw up before I entered the building. ~ Tim Gunn,
397:Put in an honest day's work. It is the building block of a spiritual life. ~ Philip Toshio Sudo,
398:She could hear wisps of fog brushing against the buildings like wet velvet. ~ Christopher Moore,
399:Terry Goodmother lived on the top floor of a large, expensive apartment building. ~ Chanda Hahn,
400:the domes and dildos of pressurized buildings cast slowly lengthening shadows. ~ Charles Stross,
401:The quickest road to trust comes by building a bridge of common experiences. ~ Rachel Hawthorne,
402:There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them. ~ Eugene Chadbourne,
403:The whole vanity aspect of building up different muscles - I have no interest. ~ Andrew Lincoln,
404:When everyone's building a fence, isn't it a true fool who lives out in the open? ~ Zadie Smith,
405:All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb, but I am forbidden. ~ Alain Robert,
406:and transition our focus from building the right thing to building the thing right. ~ Jez Humble,
407:Building an effective, cohesive team is extremely hard. But it’s also simple. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
408:I am for true world peace and building a beautiful global garden for our children. ~ Suzy Kassem,
409:I believe in building bridges, but we should only build our end of the bridge. ~ Richard M Nixon,
410:Looked at from above, west London isn’t so much a city as a forest with buildings. ~ Bill Bryson,
411:My answer is: Be clear that your ladder is leaning against the right building. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
412:The hospital was a low and narrow building of a single story, with a small garden. ~ Victor Hugo,
413:There actually are buildings that existed in cyberspace before they built it. ~ Howard Rheingold,
414:Art is useful. Through art we can start building a world that works differently. ~ Tania Bruguera,
415:Brave people are the firemen who run into the burning building. That's brave. ~ Elizabeth Edwards,
416:Buildings are not very good at remembering the people who once occupied them. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
417:Falling in love is like falling off a building—it doesn’t hurt till the end. ~ Eric Jerome Dickey,
418:i cried when i saw those
buildings collapse on themselves like a broken heart. ~ Suheir Hammad,
419:I wanted to preserve the old buildings, not to destroy them and build something new. ~ Farah Diba,
420:Murderer who lives in my building. His name is Dan Bevacqua. Hes a fiction writer. ~ Arda Collins,
421:Tearing others down is never as helpful to a movement as building your followers up. ~ Seth Godin,
422:We view the world on a molecular level. The building blocks, not the end results. ~ Susan Mallery,
423:With an orchestra you are building citizens, better citizens for the community. ~ Gustavo Dudamel,
424:A global brand building strategy is, in reality, a local plan for every market. ~ Martin Lindstrom,
425:Almost every time I make a building, some people will condemn it straight to Hell. ~ Arne Jacobsen,
426:As you practice building a home in yourself, you become more and more beautiful. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
427:Careful minds build durable buildings; careless minds build rotten buildings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
428:If life is what you make it, the building blocks are your desire and your passion. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
429:My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building. ~ Ann Coulter,
430:Only union with you gives joy.
The rest if tearing down one building to put up another. ~ Rumi,
431:The tall, leaning buildings to either side shrouded the narrow passage in shadow. ~ Steven Erikson,
432:we travel on, we are constantly destroying and rebuilding ourselves and who we are. ~ Paulo Coelho,
433:You can't get a movie made without a script; it's the blueprint to your building. ~ Bruce Campbell,
434:An angel once told me, "The inevitable consequence of love is the building of Temples." ~ Alex Grey,
435:Doing deals doesn't yield the deep rewards that come from building up people. ~ Clayton Christensen,
436:Everyone hates fractions. That’s why they make you do them. It’s character building. ~ Steve McHugh,
437:I did climb about 80 buildings around the world and I climbed even the five tallest. ~ Alain Robert,
438:I don't know what London's coming to — the higher the buildings the lower the morals. ~ No l Coward,
439:I'm very grateful that I had work to do. I may have thrown myself off a building. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
440:Insanity consists of building major structures upon foundations which do not exist. ~ Norman Mailer,
441:I shouldn’t need to explain why building something without any structure is a bad idea. ~ Anonymous,
442:It was body rush
After body rush,
intensity building.

Touch me there. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
443:Life is a process of storms and rebuilding, of fires and regrowth, of loss and gain. ~ Lisa Wingate,
444:Living a life is like constructing a building: if you start wrong, you'll end wrong. ~ Maya Angelou,
445:The family is the building block for whatever solidarity there is in society. ~ William Ruckelshaus,
446:The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t. ~ Robert I Sutton,
447:There are currently more political parties in Iraq than unbombed buildings to hold them. ~ Ed Helms,
448:Well, now that he's finished one building, he'll go write four books about it. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
449:We must have life building, man-making, character-making assimilation of ideas. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
450:What really motivates people at Facebook is building stuff that they're proud of. ~ Mark Zuckerberg,
451:Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it. ~ Arthur Erickson,
452:You can be a mason and build 50 buildings, but it doesn't mean you can design one. ~ John Malkovich,
453:Because girls who were building empires for themselves did not need kingdoms to shine. ~ Nikita Gill,
454:Building a visionary company requires one percent vision and 99 percent alignment. ~ James C Collins,
455:Building your "dream life" is filled with things that can feel like the opposite of a dream: ~ Sark,
456:Houston is undoubtedly my showcase city. I saved all my best buildings for Houston. ~ Philip Johnson,
457:I like writing code. I like building product. I like making things that people like. ~ Paul Buchheit,
458:I'm building my adult beverage empire the way I built my independent rap label. As my career. ~ E 40,
459:Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
460:Let death find us as we are building up our matchstick protests against its waves. ~ Alain de Botton,
461:Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough. ~ Robert Towne,
462:shouldn’t we be just as invested in building ourselves as we would be to any company? ~ Ryan Holiday,
463:The bureaucratic method of building an integrated Europe has exhausted its potential. ~ George Soros,
464:There will be no support in the island of Ireland for building a nuclear power station. ~ Peter Hain,
465:Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building. ~ Arthur Erickson,
466:Building confidence and constructive relations between Sudan and South Sudan is urgent ~ Jimmy Carter,
467:Having to call your customer service department is like falling off a six story building. ~ Jon Jones,
468:I knew he wasn’t there to actually help me. He was there to help me out of the building. ~ Penny Reid,
469:I live in a beautiful vintage building that was built in the heart of downtown Chicago. ~ Nate Berkus,
470:I'm trying to get some building work done at the moment, quite seriously. Be careful. ~ Adrian Chiles,
471:In my experience, the world's happiest man is a young professor building bookcases. ~ Wallace Stegner,
472:In the midst of your failure, you were slowly building the life that you wanted anyway ~ Alice Sebold,
473:Like a long-haul jet, their building was divided into economy, business, and first. ~ Gary Shteyngart,
474:Not a wall in the building lacked books. Books even occupied the space above doorways. ~ Brandon Mull,
475:Service rivalry leads to service pride, which is good for building morale and esprit. ~ Anthony Zinni,
476:That’s true in relationships, in a career, in building a great lifestyle—in everything. ~ Mark Manson,
477:There are some who are scared by unity and by building a country on the basis of ideas. ~ Paul Kagame,
478:The thrill of working in this building, with its iconic globe on top, would never fade. ~ Gwenda Bond,
479:When the ancient Egyptians finished building the pyramids, they had built the pyramids. ~ Anne Lamott,
480:You are building a tribe, and to do that, you need a dog whistle, not a megaphone. ~ Mike Michalowicz,
481:You shut down a library Louisa, you don't just shut down a building, you shut down hope. ~ Jojo Moyes,
482:Because of laziness the building decays,    And through idleness of hands the house leaks. ~ Anonymous,
483:Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen. ~ Larry Niven,
484:Don't ask me about this building or that one, don't look at what I do, see what I see. ~ Luis Barragan,
485:God preserve us from fuddle-headed young men who want money for building cloud-castles! ~ Michel Faber,
486:If [Chinese] are going to rip us off, you wouldn't think they'd be building fortresses. ~ Donald Trump,
487:I'm a New Yorker. I like the big streets and the big buildings. It's a great place to walk. ~ Ed Askew,
488:I'm up in the woods, I'm down on my mind. I'm building a still, to slow down the time. ~ Justin Vernon,
489:in the event that armed men of any sort enter the building, watch their feet closely. ~ Padgett Powell,
490:I ran my own business when I was 19, buying condos and renovating apartment buildings. ~ Jared Kushner,
491:Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I'm the building) ~ Olivia Wilde,
492:Life continues, and we all of us keep changing and building, toward what we cannot know. ~ Lois Duncan,
493:Mrs. Davilow have willingly let fall a hint of the aerial castle-building which she had ~ George Eliot,
494:The idea of building grit and building self-control is that you get that through failure, ~ Paul Tough,
495:The real beauty of the building is seen when the right paints touch its walls ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
496:You got somewhere by building that better reality, if at first only in your own mind. ~ Michelle Obama,
497:And you and I are already family. We've been building it since the moment you moved in. ~ Lorelei James,
498:Building a better mousetrap isn’t always rewarded when the mice have a say in the matter ~ Alvin E Roth,
499:Building a dollhouse is a lot like writing a novel because you are God of the Universe. ~ Jill McCorkle,
500:Building your own home is about desire, fantasy. But it's achievable; anyone can do it. ~ Kevin McCloud,

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


   12 Occultism
   10 Yoga
   5 Philosophy
   5 Integral Yoga
   4 Christianity
   1 Integral Theory
   1 Hinduism
   1 Buddhism

   29 Sri Aurobindo
   12 The Mother
   12 Aleister Crowley
   6 Swami Vivekananda
   6 Sri Ramakrishna
   4 Swami Krishnananda
   4 Saint Teresa of Avila
   3 Satprem
   3 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   3 Jorge Luis Borges
   3 Carl Jung
   3 Aldous Huxley
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Friedrich Nietzsche

   27 The Life Divine
   10 The Mothers Agenda
   9 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   8 Savitri
   8 Magick Without Tears
   6 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   6 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   5 Words Of Long Ago
   5 Talks
   5 Collected Poems
   4 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   4 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   4 Liber ABA
   4 Essays Divine And Human
   4 Bhakti-Yoga
   3 The Way of Perfection
   3 The Secret Of The Veda
   3 The Perennial Philosophy
   3 Theosophy
   3 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   3 The Bible
   3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   3 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   3 Letters On Yoga I
   3 Aion
   2 Walden
   2 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   2 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Letters On Yoga II
   2 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   2 Isha Upanishad
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 Agenda Vol 1

0.02_-_Topographical_Note, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  From 1957, Mother received us twice a week in the office of Pavitra, the most senior of the
  French disciples, on the second floor of the main Ashram building, on some pretext of work or other. She listened to our queries, spoke to us at length of yoga, occultism, her past experiences in
  Algeria and in France or of her current experiences; and gradually, She opened the mind of the rebellious and materialistic Westerner that we were and made us understand the laws of the worlds, the play of forces, the working of past lives - especially this latter, which was an important factor in the difficulties with which we were struggling at that time and which periodically made us abscond.

0.06_-_INTRODUCTION, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  but it is small compensation for the incomplete state in which he left this edifice of
  such gigantic proportions that he should have given us other and smaller buildings
  of a somewhat similar kind. Admirable as are the Spiritual Canticle and the Living

0.07_-_1957, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Its symbolism was very clear, though of quite a familiar nature, as it were, and because of its very familiarity, unmistakable in its realism ... Were I to tell you all the details, you would probably not even be able to follow: it was rather intricate. It was a kind of (how can I express it?) - an immense hotel where all the terrestrial possibilities were lodged in different apartments. And it was all in a constant state of transformation: parts or entire wings of the building were suddenly torn down and rebuilt while people were still living in them, such that if you went off somewhere within the immense hotel itself, you ran the risk of no longer finding your room when you wanted to return to it, for it might have been torn down and was being rebuilt according to another plan! It was
  It went something like this: somewhere, in the center of this enormous edifice, there was a room reserved - as it seemed in the story - for a mother and her daughter. The mother was a lady, an elderly lady, a very influential matron who had a great deal of authority and her own views concerning the entire organization. Her daughter seemed to have a power of movement and activity enabling her to be everywhere at once while at the same time remaining in her room, which was ... well, a bit more than a room - it was a kind of apartment which, above all, had the characteristic of being very central. But she was constantly arguing with her mother. The mother wanted to keep things 'just as they were,' with their usual rhythm, which precisely meant the habit of tearing down one thing to rebuild another, then again tearing down that to build still another, thus giving the building an appearance of frightful confusion. But the daughter did not like this, and she had another plan. Most of all, she wanted to bring something completely new into the organization: a kind of super-organization that would render all this confusion unnecessary. Finally, as it was impossible for them to reach an understanding, the daughter left the room to go on a kind of general inspection ... She went out, looked everything over, and then wanted to return to her room to decide upon some final measures. But this is where something rather ... peculiar began happening.
  I knew this, but I did not have a vision of the solution, which means it has yet to manifest; this
  'thing' had not yet manifested in the building, this fantastic construction, although it is the very mode of consciousness which could transform this incoherent creation into something real, truly conceived, willed and materialized, with a center in its proper place, a recognized place, and with a
  REAL effective power.
  The symbolism is quite clear in that all the possibilities are there, all the activities are there, but in disorder and confusion. They are neither coordinated nor centralized nor unified around the central and unique truth and consciousness and will. So this brings us back ... precisely to this question of a collective yoga and of a collectivity capable of realizing it. What should this collectivity be?
  It is certainly not an arbitrary construction of the type built by men, where everything is put pellmell, without any order, without reality, and which is held together by only illusory ties. Here, these ties were symbolized by the hotel's walls, while actually in ordinary human constructions (if we take a religious community, for example), they are symbolized by the building of a monastery, an identity of clothing, an identity of activities, an identity even of movement - or to put it more precisely: everyone wears the same uniform, everyone gets up at the same time, everyone eats the same thing, everyone says his prayers together, etc.; there is an overall identity. But naturally, on the inside there remains the chaos of many disparate consciousnesses, each one following its own mode, for this kind of group identification, which extends right up to an identity of beliefs and dogma, is absolutely illusory.

01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In the tremendous shock that lights a star
  As in the building of a grain of dust,
  The grooves that turn their dumb ellipse in space

02.04_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Little_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Existence bridge-like spanned the inconscient gulfs,
  A half-illumined building in a mist,
  Which from a void of Form arose to sight

02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Always he met a veiled and seeking Force,
  An exiled goddess building mimic heavens,
  A Sphinx whose eyes look up to a hidden Sun.

02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Hell split across its huge abrupt facade
  As if a magic building were undone,
  Night opened and vanished like a gulf of dream.

02.15_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Greater_Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In their uniting law stood up revealed
  The multiple measures of the upbuilding force,
  The lines of the World-Geometer's technique,

03.04_-_The_Vision_and_the_Boon, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Lifted by intimations from the heights
  And in the pauses of the building brain
  Touched by the thoughts that skim the fathomless surge

07.03_-_The_Entry_into_the_Inner_Countries, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Truth's rounded outcome firm, immutable
  And this harmonic building of world-fact,
  This ordered knowledge of apparent things.

10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Large in life's limits, strong in Matter's knots,
  building great stuff of action from the worlds
  To make fine wisdom from coarse, scattered strands

1.00_-_Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  The temple garden stands directly on the east bank of the Ganges. The northern section of the land and a portion to the east contain an orchard, flower gardens, and two small reservoirs. The southern section is paved with brick and mortar. The visitor arriving by boat ascends the steps of an imposing bathing-Ght, which leads to the Chndni, a roofed terrace, on either side of which stand in a row six temples of iva. East of the terrace and the iva temples is a large court, paved, rectangular in shape, and running north and south. Two temples stand in the centre of this court, the larger one, to the south and facing south, being dedicated to Kli, and the smaller one, facing the Ganges, to Radhknta, that is, Krishna, the Consort of Rdh. Nine domes with spires surmount the temple of Kli, and before it stands the spacious Natmandir, or music hall, the terrace of which is supported by stately pillars. At the northwest and southwest corners of the temple compound are two Nahabats, or music towers, from which music flows at different times of day, especially at sunup, noon, and sundown, when the worship is performed in the temples. Three sides of the paved courtyard -all except the west - are lined with rooms set apart for kitchens, store-rooms, dining-rooms, and quarters for the temple staff and guests. The chamber in the northwest angle, just beyond the last of the iva temples, is of special interest to us; for here Sri Ramakrishna was to spend a considerable part of his life. To the west of this chamber is a semicircular porch overlooking the river. In front of the porch runs a footpath, north and south, and beyond the path is a large garden and, below the garden, the Ganges. The orchard to the north of the buildings contains the Panchavati, the banyan, and the bel-tree, associated with Sri Ramakrishna's spiritual practices. Outside and to the north of the temple compound proper is the Kuthi, or bungalow, used by members of Rni Rsmani's family visiting the garden. And north of the temple garden, separated from it by a high wall, is a powder-magazine belonging to the British Government.
  Suddenly my glance fell on the sword that was kept in the Mother's temple. I determined to put an end to my life. When I jumped up like a madman and seized it, suddenly the blessed Mother revealed Herself. The buildings with their different parts, the temple, and everything else vanished from my sight, leaving no trace whatsoever, and in their stead I saw a limitless, infinite, effulgent Ocean of Consciousness. As far as the eye could see, the shining billows were madly rushing at me from all sides with a terrific noise, to swallow me up! I was panting for breath. I was caught in the rush and collapsed, unconscious. What was happening in the outside world I did not know; but within me there was a steady flow of undiluted bliss, altogether new, and I felt the presence of the Divine Mother." On his lips when he regained consciousness of the world was the word "Mother".
  The Master wanted to train Narendra in the teachings of the non-dualistic Vednta philosophy. But Narendra, because of his Brhmo upbringing, considered it wholly blasphemous to look on man as one with his Creator. One day at the temple garden he laughingly said to a friend: "How silly! This jug is God! This cup is God! Whatever we see is God! And we too are God! Nothing could be more absurd." Sri Ramakrishna came out of his room and gently touched him. Spellbound, he immediately perceived that everything in the world was indeed God. A new universe opened around him. Returning home in a dazed state, he found there too that the food, the plate, the eater himself, the people around him, were all God. When he walked in the street, he saw that the cabs, the horses, the streams of people, the buildings, were all Brahman. He could hardly go about his day's business. His parents became anxious about him and thought him ill. And when the intensity of the experience abated a little, he saw the world as a dream.

1.00_-_Main, #Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  Blessed is he who, at the hour of dawn, centring his thoughts on God, occupied with His remembrance, and supplicating His forgiveness, directeth his steps to the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar and, entering therein, seateth himself in silence to listen to the verses of God, the Sovereign, the Mighty, the All-Praised. Say: The Mashriqu'l-Adhkar is each and every building which hath been erected in cities and villages for the celebration of My praise. Such is the name by which it hath been designated before the throne of glory, were ye of those who understand.

1.01_-_Appearance_and_Reality, #The Problems of Philosophy, #Bertrand Russell, #Philosophy
  In daily life, we assume as certain many things which, on a closer scrutiny, are found to be so full of apparent contradictions that only a great amount of thought enables us to know what it is that we really may believe. In the search for certainty, it is natural to begin with our present experiences, and in some sense, no doubt, knowledge is to be derived from them. But any statement as to what it is that our immediate experiences make us know is very likely to be wrong. It seems to me that
  I am now sitting in a chair, at a table of a certain shape, on which I see sheets of paper with writing or print. By turning my head I see out of the window buildings and clouds and the sun. I believe that the sun is about ninety-three million miles from the earth; that it is a hot globe many times bigger than the earth; that, owing to the earth's rotation, it rises every morning, and will continue to do so for an indefinite time in the future. I believe that, if any other normal person comes into my room, he will see the same chairs and tables and books and papers as I see, and that the table which I see is the same as the table which I feel pressing against my arm. All this seems to be so evident as to be hardly worth stating, except in answer to a man who doubts whether I know anything. Yet all this may be reasonably doubted, and all of it requires much careful discussion before we can be sure that we have stated it in a form that is wholly true.

1.01_-_Description_of_the_Castle, #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  7.: Now let us return to our beautiful and charming castle and discover how to enter it. This appears incongruous: if this castle is the soul, clearly no one can have to enter it, for it is the person himself: one might as well tell some one to go into a room he is already in! There are, however, very different ways of being in this castle; many souls live in the courtyard of the building where the sentinels stand, neither caring to enter farther, nor to know who dwells in that most delightful place, what is in it and what rooms it contains.
  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_-_Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  they were forced to cut their bread very thin for a long season. The secretary of the Province of New Netherland, writing in Dutch, in 1650, for the information of those who wished to take up land there, states more particularly that those in New Netherland, and especially in New
  England, who have no means to build farmhouses at first according to their wishes, dig a square pit in the ground, cellar fashion, six or seven feet deep, as long and as broad as they think proper, case the earth inside with wood all round the wall, and line the wood with the bark of trees or something else to prevent the caving in of the earth; floor this cellar with plank, and wainscot it overhead for a ceiling, raise a roof of spars clear up, and cover the spars with bark or green sods, so that they can live dry and warm in these houses with their entire families for two, three, and four years, it being understood that partitions are run through those cellars which are adapted to the size of the family. The wealthy and principal men in New England, in the beginning of the colonies, commenced their first dwelling houses in this fashion for two reasons; firstly, in order not to waste time in building, and not to want food the next season; secondly, in order not to discourage poor laboring people whom they brought over in numbers from Fatherland. In the course of three or four years, when the country became adapted to agriculture, they built themselves handsome houses, spending on them several thousands.
  It would be worth the while to build still more deliberately than I did, considering, for instance, what foundation a door, a window, a cellar, a garret, have in the nature of man, and perchance never raising any superstructure until we found a better reason for it than our temporal necessities even. There is some of the same fitness in a mans building his own house that there is in a birds building its own nest. Who knows but if men constructed their dwellings with their own hands, and provided food for themselves and families simply and honestly enough, the poetic faculty would be universally developed, as birds universally sing when they are so engaged? But alas! we do like cowbirds and cuckoos, which lay their eggs in nests which other birds have built, and cheer no traveller with their chattering and unmusical notes. Shall we forever resign the pleasure of construction to the carpenter? What does architecture amount to in the experience of the mass of men? I never in all my walks came across a man engaged in so simple and natural an occupation as building his house. We belong to the community. It is not the tailor alone who is the ninth part of a man; it is as much the preacher, and the merchant, and the farmer.
  These are all the materials excepting the timber stones and sand, which
  I claimed by squatters right. I have also a small wood-shed adjoining, made chiefly of the stuff which was left after building the house.
  Notwithstanding much cant and hypocrisy,chaff which I find it difficult to separate from my wheat, but for which I am as sorry as any man,I will breathe freely and stretch myself in this respect, it is such a relief to both the moral and physical system; and I am resolved that I will not through humility become the devils attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth. At Cambridge College the mere rent of a students room, which is only a little larger than my own, is thirty dollars each year, though the corporation had the advantage of building thirty-two side by side and under one roof, and the occupant suffers the inconvenience of many and noisy neighbors, and perhaps a residence in the fourth story. I cannot but think that if we had more true wisdom in these respects, not only less education would be needed, because, forsooth, more would already have been acquired, but the pecuniary expense of getting an education would in a great measure vanish. Those conveniences which the student requires at
  Cambridge or elsewhere cost him or somebody else ten times as great a sacrifice of life as they would with proper management on both sides.
  I am wont to think that men are not so much the keepers of herds as herds are the keepers of men, the former are so much the freer. Men and oxen exchange work; but if we consider necessary work only, the oxen will be seen to have greatly the advantage, their farm is so much the larger. Man does some of his part of the exchange work in his six weeks of haying, and it is no boys play. Certainly no nation that lived simply in all respects, that is, no nation of philosophers, would commit so great a blunder as to use the labor of animals. True, there never was and is not likely soon to be a nation of philosophers, nor am
  I certain it is desirable that there should be. However, _I_ should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horse-man or a herds-man merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one mans gain is not anothers loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied? Granted that some public works would not have been constructed without this aid, and let man share the glory of such with the ox and horse; does it follow that he could not have accomplished works yet more worthy of himself in that case? When men begin to do, not merely unnecessary or artistic, but luxurious and idle work, with their assistance, it is inevitable that a few do all the exchange work with the oxen, or, in other words, become the slaves of the strongest. Man thus not only works for the animal within him, but, for a symbol of this, he works for the animal without him. Though we have many substantial houses of brick or stone, the prosperity of the farmer is still measured by the degree to which the barn overshadows the house. This town is said to have the largest houses for oxen, cows, and horses hereabouts, and it is not behindhand in its public buildings; but there are very few halls for free worship or free speech in this county. It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves? How much more admirable the Bhagvat-Geeta than all the ruins of the East! Towers and temples are the luxury of princes. A simple and independent mind does not toil at the bidding of any prince. Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, nor is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a trifling extent. To what end, pray, is so much stone hammered? In
  Arcadia, when I was there, I did not see any hammering stone. Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave. What if equal pains were taken to smooth and polish their manners? One piece of good sense would be more memorable than a monument as high as the moon. I love better to see stones in place. The grandeur of Thebes was a vulgar grandeur. More sensible is a rod of stone wall that bounds an honest mans field than a hundred-gated Thebes that has wandered farther from the true end of life. The religion and civilization which are barbaric and heathenish build splendid temples; but what you might call
  Christianity does not. Most of the stone a nation hammers goes toward its tomb only. It buries itself alive. As for the Pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs. I might possibly invent some excuse for them and him, but I have no time for it. As for the religion and love of art of the builders, it is much the same all the world over, whether the building be an Egyptian temple or the United States Bank. It costs more than it comes to. The mainspring is vanity, assisted by the love of garlic and bread and butter. Mr.
  Bread I at first made of pure Indian meal and salt, genuine hoe-cakes, which I baked before my fire out of doors on a shingle or the end of a stick of timber sawed off in building my house; but it was wont to get smoked and to have a piny flavor. I tried flour also; but have at last found a mixture of rye and Indian meal most convenient and agreeable.

1.01_-_Foreward, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He is not thinking of the Nature-Power presiding over the outer element of fire or of the fire of the ceremonial sacrifice. Or he speaks of Saraswati as one who impels the words of Truth and awakes to right thinkings or as one opulent with the thought: Saraswati awakes to consciousness or makes us conscious of the "Great Ocean and illumines all our thoughts." It is surely not the River Goddess whom he is thus hymning but the Power, theRiver if you will, of inspiration, the word of the Truth, bringing its light into our thoughts, building up in us that Truth, an inner knowledge. The Gods constantly stand out in their psychological functions; the sacrifice is the outer symbol of an inner work, an inner interchange between the gods and men, - man givingwhat he has, the gods giving in return the horses of power, the herds of light, the heroes of Strength to be his retinue, winning for him victory in his battle with the hosts of Darkness, Vritras, Dasyus, Panis. When the Rishi says, "Let us become conscious whether by the War-Horse or by the Word of a Strength beyond men", his words have either a mystic significance or they have no coherent meaning at all. In the portions translated in this book we have many mystic verses and whole hymns which, however mystic, tear the veil off the outer sacrificial images covering the real sense of the Veda. "Thought", says the Rishi, "has nourished for us human things in the Immortals, in the Great Heavens; it is the milch-cow which milks of itself the wealth of many forms" - the many kinds of wealth, cows, horses and the rest for which the sacrificer prays; evidently this is no material wealth, it is something which Thought, the Thought embodied in the Mantra, can give and it is the result of the same Thought that nourishes our human things in the Immortals, in the Great Heavens. A process of divinisation, and of a bringing down of great and luminous riches, treasures won from the Gods by the inner work of sacrifice, is hinted at in terms necessarily covert but still for one who knows how to read these secret words, nin.ya vacamsi, sufficiently expressive, kavaye nivacana. Again, Night and Dawn the eternal sisters are like "joyful weaving women weaving the weft of our perfected works into the form of a sacrifice."

1.01_-_Our_Demand_and_Need_from_the_Gita, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  We of the coming day stand at the head of a new age of development which must lead to such a new and larger synthesis. We are not called upon to be orthodox Vedantins of any of the three schools or Tantrics or to adhere to one of the theistic religions of the past or to entrench ourselves within the four corners of the teaching of the Gita. That would be to limit ourselves and to attempt to create our spiritual life out of the being, knowledge and nature of others, of the men of the past, instead of building it out of our own being and potentialities. We do not belong to the past dawns, but to the noons of the future. A mass of new material is flowing into us; we have not only to assimilate the influences of the great theistic religions of India and of the world and a recovered sense of the meaning of Buddhism, but to take full account of the potent though limited revelations of modern knowledge and seeking; and, beyond that, the remote and dateless past which seemed to be dead is returning upon us with an effulgence of many luminous secrets long lost to the consciousness of mankind but now breaking out again from behind the veil. All this points to a new, a very rich, a very vast synthesis; a fresh and widely embracing harmonisation of our gains is both an intellectual and a spiritual necessity of the future.

1.01_-_Prayer, #Bhakti-Yoga, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  It is not given to all of us to be harmonious in the building up of our characters in this life: yet we know that that character is of the noblest type in which all these three knowledge and love and Yoga are harmoniously fused. Three things are necessary for a bird to fly the two wings and the tail as a rudder for steering. Jnana (Knowledge) is the one wing, Bhakti (Love) is the other, and Yoga is the tail that keeps up the balance. For those who cannot pursue all these three forms of worship together in harmony and take up, therefore, Bhakti alone as their way, it is necessary always to remember that forms and ceremonials, though absolutely necessary for the progressive soul, have no other value than taking us on to that state in which we feel the most intense love to God.

1.01_-_The_Highest_Meaning_of_the_Holy_Truths, #The Blue Cliff Records, #Yuanwu Keqin, #Zen
  Bodhidharma personally. Now tell me, why is there no merit at
  all in building temples and ordaining monks? Where does the
  meaning of this lie?

1.01_-_The_Ideal_of_the_Karmayogin, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  NATION is building in India today before the eyes of the world so swiftly, so palpably that all can watch the process and those who have sympathy and intuition distinguish the forces at work, the materials in use, the lines of the divine architecture. This nation is not a new race raw from the workshop of Nature or created by modern circumstances.
  The task we set before ourselves is not mechanical but moral and spiritual. We aim not at the alteration of a form of government but at the building up of a nation. Of that task politics is a part, but only a part. We shall devote ourselves not to politics alone, nor to social questions alone, nor to theology or philosophy or literature or science by themselves, but we include all these in one entity which we believe to be all-important, the dharma, the national religion which we also believe to be universal. There is a mighty law of life, a great principle of human evolution, a body of spiritual knowledge and experience of which India has always been destined to be guardian, exemplar and missionary. This is the sanatana dharma, the eternal religion. Under the stress of alien impacts she has largely lost hold not of the structure of that dharma, but of its living reality.
  Our aim will therefore be to help in building up India for the sake of humanity - this is the spirit of the Nationalism which we profess and follow. We say to humanity, "The time has come when you must take the great step and rise out of a material existence into the higher, deeper and wider life towards which humanity moves. The problems which have troubled mankind

1.01_-_The_Path_of_Later_On, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The traveller is at the edge of the gulf. All his efforts have been in vain. After a supreme struggle he falls... from his bed. A young student had a long essay to prepare for the following morning. A little tired by his day's work, he had said to himself as he arrived home, "I shall work later." Soon afterwards he thought that if he went to bed early, he could get up early the next morning and quickly finish his task. "Let's go to bed," he said to himself, "I shall work better tomorrow; I shall sleep on it." He did not know how truly he spoke. His sleep was troubled by the terrible nightmare we have described, and his fall awoke him with a start. Thinking over what he had dreamt, he exclaimed, "But it's quite clear: the path is called the path of 'later on', the road is the road of 'tomorrow' and the great building the castle of 'nothing at all'." Elated at his cleverness, he set to work, vowing to himself that he would never put off until tomorrow what he could do today.

1.02_-_SADHANA_PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  the beyond. It is only by giving up this world that the other
  comes; never through building on to this one. Never yet was
  there a great soul who had not to reject sense pleasures and
  these materials, and that is how there came to the human
  mind, even unconsciously, the idea of building temples and
  churches? Why should man build churches in which to
  were to go there it would become as bad as any other place. It
  is not the building, but the people, that make a church, and
  that is what we always forget. That is why sages and holy

1.02_-_The_7_Habits_An_Overview, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  To maintain the P/PC Balance, the balance between the golden egg (Production) and the health and welfare of the goose (Production Capability) is often a difficult judgment call. But I suggest it is the very essence of effectiveness. It balances short term with long term. It balances going for the grade and paying the price to get an education. It balances the desire to have a room clean and the building of a relationship in which the child is internally committed to do it -- cheerfully, willingly, without external supervision.

1.02_-_The_Eternal_Law, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Try as we might, we just don't understand through what distortion or oversight "All is Brahman" ever became "All, except the world, is Brahman."
  If we leave aside the Scriptures for the human mind is so skillful that it can easily dream up sheep grazing on the Empire State building and if we look at the practical disciplines of India, the contradiction becomes even more striking. Indian psychology is based on the very intelligent observation that all things in the universe, from mineral to man, are made up of three elements or qualities (gunas), which may be called by different names depending on the order of reality one considers: tamas, inertia, obscurity, unconsciousness; rajas,
  movement, struggle, effort, passion, action; sattva, light, harmony,

1.02_-_The_Refusal_of_the_Call, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  Often in actual life, and not infrequently in the myths and popular tales, we encounter the dull case of the call unanswered; for it is always possible to turn the ear to other interests. Refusal of the summons converts the adventure into its negative. Walled in boredom, hard work, or "culture," the subject loses the power of significant affirmative action and becomes a victim to be saved.
  His flowering world becomes a wasteland of dry stones and his life feels meaninglesseven though, like King Minos, he may through titanic effort succeed in building an empire of renown.
  Whatever house he builds, it will be a house of death: a labyrinth of cyclopean walls to hide from him his Minotaur. All he can do is create new problems for himself and await the gradual approach of his disintegration.

1.031_-_Intense_Aspiration, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Another peculiar attribute which Patanjali uses is samvega. It is very difficult to translate it into English tivra samvega. Tivra is intense, very forceful, vehement. Samvega is impetuosity, if we would like to put it into English. We know what impetuous movement is it is turbulent, uncontrollable, vehement, powerful, revolting such is the kind of asking that is implied in this sutra. That is samvega like a violent tempest, a forceful wind that is blowing, uprooting all trees and blowing buildings. We know how forcefully the wind can blow off even the top of buildings. That kind of aspiration is called samvegatva, where we do not care for anything else. Let heaven go to hell or hell go to heaven, it makes no difference. The soul is simply revolting against any kind of limitation which has been imposed upon it by any factor whatsoever, even if it is a so-called virtuous factor of the traditional world. Everything is broken to pieces, cast to the winds, crushed under the feet, and the soul simply asks and asks and asks. This is the tivra samvegatva that Patanjali is referring to in the seeking of the great Reality, which is the object of our quest.

1.036_-_The_Rise_of_Obstacles_in_Yoga_Practice, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Likewise, the spiritual undertaking is a treatment administered to the soul for the purpose of its regaining perfect health and pristine purity. The practice of yoga is nothing but this cathartic, this pill that is administered, and immediately there is a peculiar action set up in the system by this purifying drug that has been given. Then anything and everything takes place, much to our surprise all of which look like tremendous enemies attacking from all sides and we may be under the impression that we are falling down, dropping into the pits, or going to hell. But that is not what is happening. As the sun rises, sometimes the frost starts biting more intensely than it would before the sunrise. In midwinter sometimes we have that experience, when the entire mountain is seen to be covered with mist. We cannot see the Ganga; we cannot see the buildings on the other side; there is nothing that can be seen. It is all a white, hazy, impervious substance, and we do not know anything it is all homogeneity. When the sun rises, there is a dispersion of this white substance and it starts moving towards our rooms, and we find it entering and stinging us. When the sun rises, the cold increases as a preparation for the complete vanishing of the substance altogether, and then there is the warmth of the blazing sun. Such is the inward transforming process which we undergo when spiritual discipline takes action in the entire system of the seeker.

1.03_-_A_Parable, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  Those with wisdom will be able to understand through these illustrations.
  O riputra! Suppose there were an aged and extremely afuent man, either in a town, city, or country, who has immeasurable wealth, abundant estates, mansions, and servants. He has a spacious house, yet it only has a single entrance. Suppose many people live there, as many as one, two, or even ve hundred people. The buildings are in poor repair, the fences and walls are crumbling, the pillar bases are rotten, and the beams and framework are dangerously tilted.
  Suddenly and unexpectedly, res break out everywhere, setting the house swiftly aame. The children of this man, ten, twenty, or thirty in number are in the house.

1.03_-_Hymns_of_Gritsamada, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    2. Thou art the Messenger, thou art our protector who takest us to the other side; O Bull of the herds, thou art our leader on the way to a world of greater riches. For the shaping of the Son and the building of the bodies28 awake in thy light, a guardian, and turn not from thy work, O Fire.
      28 Or, in the offspring of the son of our bodies

1.03_-_To_Layman_Ishii, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #Hakuin Ekaku, #Zen
  Ishii became an important patron of the impoverished temple, and later helped fund a number of
  Hakuin's building and publishing projects. Most of the half-dozen or so other letters that Hakuin wrote Ishii are expressions of gratitude for donations and gifts received, or services rendered. In one letter, Hakuin thanks Ishii for a large supply of cut tobacco that Ishii had sent to fuel Hakuin's wellknown pipe habit. A long verse Hakuin sent Ishii, one of the most remarkable pieces in the Poison
  Blossoms collection, is an expression of thanks for two large boulders Ishii had donated to the Shinji gardens. The verse is filled with vivid images describing the progress of the unwieldy objects as they are rafted down from the foothills of Mount Fuji, landed on the coast near Hara village, then manhandled overland to Shin-ji, making us feel the excitement and impatience Hakuin experienced as he awaited their arrival (a translation is found in The Religious Art of Zen Master Hakuin, 129-

1.04_-_Body,_Soul_and_Spirit, #Theosophy, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  larger and larger. For the difference between the spiritual and the physical being of man is that the latter has a limited size while the former can grow to an unlimited extent. Whatever of spiritual nourishment is absorbed has an eternal worth. The human aura is accordingly composed of two interpenetrating parts. Color and form are given to the one by the physical existence of man, and to the other by his spiritual existence. The ego forms the separation between them in this way that, while the physical after its own manner gives itself to building up a body which allows a soul to live and expand in it, and the ego gives itself to allowing to live and develop in it the spirit which now for its part permeates the soul and gives it the goal in the spirit world. Through the body the soul is enclosed in the physical; through the spirit-man there grow wings for its moving in the spiritual world.

1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  To have too much power over ones fellows, to be too rich, too violent, too ambitiousall this invites punishment, and in the long run, we notice, punishment of one sort or another duly comes. But the Greeks did not stop there. Because they regarded Nature as in some way divine, they felt that it had to be respected and they were convinced that a hubristic lack of respect for Nature would be punished by avenging nemesis. In The Persians, Aeschylus gives the reasonsthe ultimate, metaphysical reasonsfor the barbarians defeat. Xerxes was punished for two offencesoverweening imperialism directed against the Athenians, and overweening imperialism directed against Nature. He tried to enslave his fellow men, and he tried to enslave the sea, by building a bridge across the Hellespont.

1.04_-_Hymns_of_Bharadwaja, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  the seat of aspiration, one aspired to, a flamen of the call, an
  imparter of the impulse. Men, building the godheads, have
  grown conscious of thee, the chief and first, and followed

1.057_-_The_Four_Manifestations_of_Ignorance, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  It is not true that anything is permanent in this world. So, how is it that we see everything as permanent? We see a tree, a wall or a building, and we see people living for years. All these are phenomena, no doubt. They are phenomena, not noumena not realities. This incapacity on the part of the perceiving consciousness to distinguish between the phenomenal feature in experience and the real element behind it is ignorance avidya. Inasmuch as things are interconnected, interrelated, vitally dependent upon one another there is an organic relationship of things it is not true that objects are really isolated completely and that there is a necessity for the mind to run after objects. There is no necessity for the mind to run after objects, inasmuch as the objects are really connected with the subject. That they are not so connected, and therefore there is a need for desiring and possessing them, is ignorance.

1.05_-_Buddhism_and_Women, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #Bokar Rinpoche, #Buddhism
  in the tumo technique. At the four comers of the
  building, large containers of water were placed with
  a stone serving CiS a hammer to break the ice that

1.05_-_Hymns_of_Bharadwaja, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    2. And now strong for sacrifice, thou hast taken thy session in the seat of aspiration, one aspired to, a flamen of the call, an imparter of the impulse. Men, building the godheads, have grown conscious of thee, the chief and first, and followed to a mighty treasure.

1.05_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_-_The_Psychic_Being, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
     It is natural from the point of view of the Yoga to divide into two categories the activities of the human mind in its pursuit of knowledge. There is the supreme supra-intellectual knowledge which concentrates itself on the discovery of the One and Infinite in its transcendence or tries to penetrate by intuition, contemplation, direct inner contact into the ultimate truths behind the appearances of Nature; there is the lower science which diffuses itself in an outward knowledge of phenomena, the disguises of the One and Infinite as it appears to us in and through the more exterior forms of the world-manifestation around us. These two, an upper and a lower hemisphere, in the form of them constructed or conceived by men within the mind's ignorant limits, have even there separated themselves, as they developed, with some sharpness.... Philosophy, sometimes spiritual or at least intuitive, sometimes abstract and intellectual, sometimes intellectualising spiritual experience or supporting with a logical apparatus the discoveries of the spirit, has claimed always to take the fixation of ultimate Truth as its province. But even when it did not separate itself on rarefied metaphysical heights from the knowledge that belongs to the practical world and the pursuit of ephemeral objects, intellectual Philosophy by its habit of abstraction has seldom been a power for life. It has been sometimes powerful for high speculation, pursuing mental Truth for its own sake without any ulterior utility or object, sometimes for a subtle gymnastic of the mind in a mistily bright cloud-land of words and ideas, but it has walked or acrobatised far from the more tangible realities of existence. Ancient Philosophy in Europe was more dynamic, but only for the few; in India in its more spiritualised forms, it strongly influenced but without transforming the life of the race.... Religion did not attempt, like Philosophy, to live alone on the heights; its aim was rather to take hold of man's parts of life even more than his parts of mind and draw them Godwards; it professed to build a bridge between spiritual Truth and the vital and material existence; it strove to subordinate and reconcile the lower to the higher, make life serviceable to God, Earth obedient to Heaven. It has to be admitted that too often this necessary effort had the opposite result of making Heaven a sanction for Earth's desires; for continually the religious idea has been turned into an excuse for the worship and service of the human ego. Religion, leaving constantly its little shining core of spiritual experience, has lost itself in the obscure mass of its ever extending ambiguous compromises with life: in attempting to satisfy the thinking mind, it more often succeeded in oppressing or fettering it with a mass of theological dogmas; while seeking to net the human heart, it fell itself into pits of pietistic emotionalism and sensationalism; in the act of annexing the vital nature of man to dominate it, it grew itself vitiated and fell a prey to all the fanaticism, homicidal fury, savage or harsh turn for oppression, pullulating falsehood, obstinate attachment to ignorance to which that vital nature is prone; its desire to draw the physical in man towards God betrayed it into chaining itself to ecclesiastic mechanism, hollow ceremony and lifeless ritual. The corruption of the best produced the worst by that strange chemistry of the power of life which generates evil out of good even as it can also generate good out of evil. At the same time in a vain effort at self-defence against this downward gravitation. Religion was driven to cut existence into two by a division of knowledge, works, art, life itself into two opposite categories, the spiritual and the worldly, religious and mundane, sacred and profane; but this' defensive distinction itself became conventional and artificial and aggravated rather than healed the disease.... On the other side. Science and Art and the knowledge of life, although at first they served or lived in the shadow of Religion, ended by emancipating themselves, became estranged or hostile, or have even recoiled with indifference, contempt or scepticism from what seem to them the cold, barren and distant or unsubstantial and illusory heights of unreality to which metaphysical Philosophy and Religion aspire. For a time the divorce has been as complete as the one-sided intolerance of the human mind could make it and threatened even to end in a complete extinction of all attempt at a higher or a more spiritual knowledge. Yet even in the earthward life a higher knowledge is indeed the one thing that is throughout needful, and without it the lower sciences and pursuits, however fruitful, however rich, free, miraculous in the abundance of their results, become easily a sacrifice offered without due order and to false gods; corrupting, hardening in the end the heart of man, limiting his mind's horizons, they confine in a stony material imprisonment or lead to a final baffling incertitude and disillusionment. A sterile agnosticism awaits us above the brilliant phosphorescence of a half-knowledge that is still the Ignorance.
     A Yoga turned towards an all-embracing realisation of the Supreme will not despise the works or even the dreams, if dreams they are, of the Cosmic Spirit or shrink from the splendid toil and many-sided victory which he has assigned to himself In the human creature. But its first condition for this liberality is that our works in the world too must be part of the sacrifice offered to the Highest and to none else, to the Divine shakti and to no other Power, in the right spirit and with the right knowledge, by the free soul and not by the hypnotised bondslave of material Nature. If a division of works has to be made, it is between those that are nearest to the heart of the sacred flame and those that are least touched or illumined by it because they are more at a distance, or between the fuel that burns strongly or brightly and the logs that if too thickly heaped on the altar may impede the ardour of the fire by their damp, heavy and diffused abundance. But otherwise, apart from this division, all activities of knowledge that seek after or express Truth are in themselves rightful materials for a complete offering; none ought necessarily to be excluded from the wide framework of the divine life. The mental and physical sciences which examine into the laws and forms and processes of things, those which concern the life of men and animals, the social, political, linguistic and historical and those which seek to know and control the labours and activities by which man subdues and utilises his world and environment, and the noble and beautiful Arts which are at once work and knowledge, -- for every well-made and significant poem, picture, statue or building is an act of creative knowledge, a living discovery of the consciousness, a figure of Truth, a dynamic form of mental and vital self-expression or world-expressions-all that seeks, all that finds, all that voices or figures is a realisation of something of the play of the Infinite and to that extent can be made a means of God-realisation or of divine formation. But the Yogin has to see that it is no longer done as part of an ignorant mental life; it can be accepted by him only if by the feeling, the remembrance, the dedication within it, it is turned into a movement of the spiritual consciousness and becomes a part of its vast grasp of comprehensive illuminating knowledge.
     For all must be done as a sacrifice, all activities must have the One Divine for their object and the heart of their meaning. The Yogin's aim in the sciences that make for knowledge should be to discover and understand the workings of the Divine Consciousness-Puissance in man and creatures and things and forces, her creative significances, her execution of the mysteries, the symbols in which she arranges the manifestation. The Yogin's aim in the practical sciences, whether mental and physical or occult and psychic, should be to enter into the ways of the Divine and his processes, to know the materials and means for the work given to us so that we may use that knowledge for a conscious and faultless expression of the spirit's mastery, joy and self-fulfilment. The Yogin's aim in the Arts should not be a mere aesthetic, mental or vital gratification, but, seeing the Divine everywhere, worshipping it with a revelation of the meaning of its works, to express that One Divine in gods and men and creatures and objects. The theory that sees an intimate connection between religious aspiration and the truest and greatest Art is in essence right; but we must substitute for the mixed and doubtful religious motive a spiritual aspiration, vision, interpreting experience. For the wider and more comprehensive the seeing, the more it contains in itself the sense of the hidden Divine in humanity and in all things and rises beyond a superficial religiosity into the spiritual life, the more luminous, flexible, deep and powerful will the Art be that springs from the high motive. The Yogin's distinction from other men is this that he lives in a higher and vaster spiritual consciousness; all his work of knowledge or creation must then spring from there: it must not be made in the mind, -- for it is a greater truth and vision than mental man's that he has to express or rather that presses to express itself through him and mould his works, not for his personal satisfaction, but for a divine purpose.
     If knowledge is the widest power of the consciousness and its function is to free and illumine, yet love is the deepest and most intense and its privilege is to be the key to the most profound and secret recesses of the Divine Mystery. Man, because he is a mental being, is prone to give the highest importance to the thinking mind and its reason and will and to its way of approach and effectuation of Truth and, even, he is inclined to hold that there is no other. The heart with its emotions and incalculable movements is to the eye of his intellect an obscure, uncertain and often a perilous and misleading power which needs to be kept in control by the reason and the mental will and intelligence. And yet there is in the heart or behind it a profounder mystic light which, if not what we call intuition -- for that, though not of the mind, yet descends through the mind -- has yet a direct touch upon Truth and is nearer to the Divine than the human intellect in its pride of knowledge. According to the ancient teaching the seat of the immanent Divine, the hidden Purusha, is in the mystic heart, -- the secret heart-cave, hrdaye gunayam, as the Upanishads put it, -- and, according to the experience of many Yogins, it is from its depths that there comes the voice or the breath of the inner oracle.
     This ambiguity, these opposing appearances of depth and blindness are created by the double character of the human emotive being. For there is in front in men a heart of vital emotion similar to the animal's, if more variously developed; its emotions are governed by egoistic passion, blind instinctive affections and all the play of the life-impulses with their imperfections, perversions, often sordid degradations, -- heart besieged and given over to the lusts, desires, wraths, intense or fierce demands or little greeds and mean pettinesses of an obscure and fallen life-force and debased by its slavery to any and every impulse. This mixture of the emotive heart and the sensational hungering vital creates in man a false soul of desire; it is this that is the crude and dangerous element which the reason rightly distrusts and feels a need to control, even though the actual control or rather coercion it succeeds in establishing over our raw and insistent vital nature remains always very uncertain and deceptive. But the true soul of man is not there; it is in the true invisible heart hidden in some luminous cave of the nature: there under some infiltration of the divine Light is our soul, a silent inmost being of which few are even aware; for if all have a soul, few are conscious of their true soul or feel its direct impulse. There dwells the little spark of the Divine which supports this obscure mass of our nature and around it grows the psychic being, the formed soul or the real Man within us. It is as this psychic being in him grows and the movements of the heart reflect its divinations and impulsions that man becomes more and more aware of his soul, ceases to be a superior animal, and, awakening to glimpses of the godhead within him, admits more and more its intimations of a deeper life and consciousness and an impulse towards things divine. It is one of the decisive moments of the integral Yoga when this psychic being liberated, brought out from the veil to the front, can pour the full flood of its divinations, seeings and impulsions on the mind, life and body of man and begin to prepare the upbuilding of divinity in the earthly nature.
     As in the works of knowledge, so in dealing with the workings of the heart, we are obliged to make a preliminary distinction between two categories of movements, those that are either moved by the true soul or aid towards its liberation and rule in the nature and those that are turned to the satisfaction of the unpurified vital nature. But the distinctions ordinarily laid down in this sense are of little use for the deep or spiritual purpose of Yoga. Thus a division can be made between religious emotions and mundane feelings and it can be laid down as a rule of spiritual life that the religious emotions alone should be cultivated and all worldly feelings and passions must be rejected and fall away from our existence. This in practice would mean the religious life of the saint or devotee, alone with the Divine or linked only to others in a common God-love or at the most pouring out the fountains of a sacred, religious or pietistic love on the world outside. But religious emotion itself is too constantly invaded by the turmoil and obscurity of the vital movements and it is often either crude or narrow or fanatical or mixed with movements that are not signs of the spirit's perfection. It is evident besides that even at the best an intense figure of sainthood clamped in rigid hieratic lines is quite other than the wide ideal of an integral Yoga. A larger psychic and emotional relation with God and the world, more deep and plastic in its essence, more wide and embracing in its movements, more capable of taking up in its sweep the whole of life, is imperative.

1.06_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_2_The_Works_of_Love_-_The_Works_of_Life, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A supreme divine Love is a creative Power and, even though it can exist in itself silent and unchangeable, yet rejoices in external form and expression and is not condemned to be a speechless and bodiless godhead. It has even been said that creation itself was an act of love or at least the building up of a field in which Divine Love could devise its symbols and fulfil itself in act of mutuality and self-giving, and, if not the initial nature of creation, this may well be its ultimate object and motive. It does not so appear now because, even if a Divine Love is there in the world upholding all this evolution of creatures, yet the stuff of life and its action is made up of an egoistic formation, a division, a struggle of life and consciousness to exist and survive in an apparently indifferent, inclement or even hostile world of inanimate and inconscient Matter. In the confusion and obscurity of this struggle all are thrown against each other with a will in each to assert its own existence first and foremost and only secondarily to assert itself in others and very partially for others; for even man's altruism remains essentially egoistic and must be so till the soul finds the secret of the divine Oneness.

1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  12:MAHASARASWATI is the Mother s Power of Work and her spirit of perfection and order. The youngest of the Four, she is the most skilful in executive faculty and the nearest to physical Nature. Maheshwari lays down the large lines of the worldforces, Mahakali drives their energy and impetus, Mahalakshmi discovers their rhythms and measures, but Mahasaraswati presides over their detail of organisation and execution, relation of parts and effective combination of forces and unfailing exactitude of result and fulfilment. The science and craft and technique of things are Mahasaraswati's province. Always she holds in her nature and can give to those whom she has chosen the intimate and precise knowledge, the subtlety and patience, the accuracy of intuitive mind and conscious hand and discerning eye of the perfect worker. This Power is the strong, the tireless, the careful and efficient builder, organiser, administrator, technician, artisan and classifier of the worlds. When she takes up the transformation and new-building of the nature, her action is laborious and minute and often seems to our impatience slow and interminable, but it is persistent, integral and flawless. For the will in her works is scrupulous, unsleeping, indefatigable; leaning over us she notes and touches every little detail, finds out every minute defect, gap, twist or incompleteness, considers and weighs accurately all that has been done and all that remains still to be done hereafter. Nothing is too small or apparently trivial for her attention; nothing however impalpable or disguised or latent can escape her. Moulding and remoulding she labours each part till it has attained its true form, is put in its exact place in the whole and fulfils its precise purpose. In her constant and diligent arrangement and rearrangement of things her eye is on all needs at once and the way to meet them and her intuition knows what is to be chosen and what rejected and successfully determines the right instrument, the right time, the right conditions and the right process. Carelessness and negligence and indolence she abhors; all scamped and hasty and shuffling work, all clumsiness and a peu pres and misfire, all false adaptation and misuse of instruments and faculties and leaving of things undone or half done is offensive and foreign to her temper. When her work is finished, nothing has been forgotten, no part has been misplaced or omitted or left in a faulty condition; all is solid, accurate, complete, admirable. Nothing short of a perfect perfection satisfies her and she is ready to face an eternity of toil if that is needed for the fullness of her creation. Therefore of all the Mother s powers she is the most long-suffering with man and his thousand imperfections. Kind, smiling, close and helpful, not easily turned away or discouraged, insistent even after repeated failure, her hand sustains our every step on condition that we are single in our will and straightforward and sincere; for a double mind she will not tolerate and her revealing irony is merciless to drama and histrionics and self-deceit and pretence. A mother to our wants, a friend in our difficulties, a persistent and tranquil counsellor and mentor, chasing away with her radiant smile the clouds of gloom and fretfulness and depression, reminding always of the ever-present help, pointing to the eternal sunshine, she is firm, quiet and persevering in the deep and continuous urge that drives us towards the integrality of the higher nature. All the work of the other Powers leans on her for its completeness; for she assures the material foundation, elaborates the stuff of detail and erects and rivets the armour of the structure.

1.06_-_The_Sign_of_the_Fishes, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  70 Cf. the building of the seamless tower (church) with "living stones" in the
  "Shepherd" of Hermas.

1.06_-_The_Transformation_of_Dream_Life, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   p. 198
   without our co-operation and instinctively absorb, during our childhood, a number of ideas by which everything is henceforth involuntarily colored. The student, however, himself founds his own spiritual home in full consciousness. His judgment, therefore, based on this spiritual home, is formed in the light of freedom. This founding of a spiritual home is called in the language of occult science the building of the hut.

1.070_-_The_Seven_Stages_of_Perfection, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  As we have had occasion to study, these tendencies to object perception are deep-seated and they can be present sometimes actively present even when they are apparently imperceptible. The conscious non-apprehension of an object is not necessarily an indication of the absence of this tendency to object perception in the deeper layers of ones personality. The urges of the individual are nothing but the building bricks of the individuality itself. What is known as self-consciousness, or individuality, is a pattern or shape taken by this tendency to object perception. As long as the individuality-consciousness persists, even in its minimum formation, one can safely conclude that these tendencies are still there, because when they are absent, the individuality also vanishes, just as when we pull out every brick from the house, the house itself is not there.

1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  who are not bodhisattvas or Buddhas. They have not entered the path or realized emptiness. When Dharma rst went to Tibet, local spirits caused so
  many obstacles. When they were building Samye, the rst monastery, whatever the Tibetans built during the day, the naughty spirits tore down at night.
  The Tibetans invited Padmasambhava to come to Tibet to subdue these spirits. He did this and made many of them vow to protect the Dharma and

1.07_-_The_Mantra_-_OM_-_Word_and_Wisdom, #Bhakti-Yoga, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  The whole of this universe has, according to Indian philosophy, both name and form (Nma-Rupa) as its conditions of manifestation. In the human microcosm, there cannot be a single wave in the mindstuff (Chittavritti) unconditioned by name and form. If it be true that nature is built throughout on the same plan, this kind of conditioning by name and form must also be the plan of the building of the whole of the cosmos.

1.07_-_TRUTH, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  But this is not to say that Croce and his fellows have wasted their time. We should be grateful to them for their labours in building up a system of thought, by means of which the immediately apprehended significance and value of art can be assessed in the light of general knowledge, related to other facts of experience and, in this way and to this extent, explained.

1.08_-_The_Depths_of_the_Divine, #Sex Ecology Spirituality, #Ken Wilber, #Philosophy
  Schopenhauer would agree entirely with Emerson (and so many others) on that crucial point. In Schopenhauer's words:
  When one is no longer concerned with the Where, the When, the Why and the What-for of things, but only and alone with the What, and lets go even of all abstract thoughts about them, intellectual concepts and consciousness, but instead of all that, gives over the whole force of one's spirit to the act of perceiving, becomes absorbed in it and lets every bit of one's consciousness be filled in the quiet contemplation of the natural object immediately present-be it a landscape, a tree, a rock, a building, or anything else at all; actually and fully losing oneself in the object\: forgetting one's individuality, one's will, and remaining there only as a pure subject, a clear mirror to the object-so that it is as though the object alone were there, without anyone regarding it, and to such a degree that one might no longer distinguish the beholder from the act of beholding, [then] the two have become one. . . .20
  Schopenhauer's "clear mirror to the object" is, of course, Emerson's "transparent eyeball," which is perfectly transpersonal, or no longer merely individual. Schopenhauer: "The person absorbed in this mode of seeing is no longer an individual-the individual has lost himself in the perception-but is a pure, will-less, painless, timeless,

1.08_-_The_Historical_Significance_of_the_Fish, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  their energies in the mere preservation of what has come down
  to them, with no thought of building on to their house and
  making it roomier. Stagnation in these matters is threatened in

1.08_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_3, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  This, then, is the present state of the war of the Three Schools. We cannot suppose that humanity is so entirely base as to accept Krishnamurti; yet that such a scheme could ever have been conceived is a symptom of the almost hopeless decadence of the White School.*[AC20] The Black adepts boast openly that they have triumphed all along the line. Their formula has attained the destruction of all positive qualities. It is only one step to the stage when the annihilation of all life and thought will appear as a fatal necessity. The materialism and vital scepticism of the present time, its frenzied rush for pleasure in total disregard of any idea of building for the future, testifies to a condition of complete moral disorder, of abject spiritual anarchy.

1.09_-_Sleep_and_Death, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  its own transcriptions will tend unconsciously to interfere with and to distort the purity of the experience. Without a knowledgeable guide to unravel this tangle, we must learn to remain as mentally silent as possible upon awakening, and to feel, intuitively, the meaning of these other languages; this occurs fairly rapidly as our consciousness develops and our experiences multiply. At first, it is like a jungle of a Chinese marketplace: everything looks the same. Then, over the months and years, one eventually makes out paths and faces, places and signs, and a more vivid proliferation than on earth.
  But how to remember one's sleep? For most people it is a total blank a link is missing. There are in fact many links, or bridges, as the Mother puts it, as if we were made of a series of countries connected to one another by bridges. Thus, we may easily remember some parts of our being and their travels, while others are forgotten for lack of a bridge to the rest of our consciousness. When crossing this void, or untrained part of the consciousness, we forget (which generally happens to those who fall into "ecstasy," a subject we will return to). Usually, a sufficiently developed person travels through the whole range of planes of consciousness in his or her sleep and goes right to the supreme Light of the Spirit Sat-Chit-Ananda most often unconsciously, but those few minutes are the true sleep, true repose in the absolute relaxation of Joy and Light. Sri Aurobindo used to say that the real purpose of sleep is to return spontaneously to the Source and reimmerse oneself in it. From there we come down slowly through each plane the Mind, Vital, Subtle Physical, and Subconscient (the last one is remembered the most easily) where each part of our being has its own corresponding experiences. There are also many zones within each plane, each with its own particular bridge. The major difficulty is in building the first bridge, the connection with the external waking consciousness. The one and only way to do this is to remain perfectly motionless and silent upon awakening. If we turn over or move, everything vanishes or, rather,
  the great lake of sleep is instantly covered with little ripples, which keep us from seeing anything. If we begin to think, then the ripples turn into swirls of mud that totally obscure everything; thought has no place in this process, neither can the mind help us to remember.

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