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TOPICS
Cathedral
Cathedral
house
spire
The_Infinite_Building
the_Infinite_Building
SEE ALSO


AUTH

BOOKS
A_Treatise_on_Cosmic_Fire
Big_Mind,_Big_Heart
DND_DM_Guide_5E
Evolution_II
Heart_of_Matter
Infinite_Library
Letters_on_Occult_Meditation
Letters_On_Yoga
Letters_On_Yoga_III
Life_without_Death
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
More_Answers_From_The_Mother
My_Burning_Heart
Process_and_Reality
Savitri
Some_Answers_From_The_Mother
The_Bible
the_Book_of_God
The_Book_of_Light
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Epic_of_Gilgamesh
The_Heros_Journey
The_Human_Cycle
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Republic
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History
The_Way_of_Perfection
The_Wit_and_Wisdom_of_Alfred_North_Whitehead
The_Yoga_Sutras
Toward_the_Future
Words_Of_Long_Ago

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
7.11_-_Building_and_Destroying

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
0_0.02_-_Topographical_Note
00.03_-_Upanishadic_Symbolism
000_-_Humans_in_Universe
0.00_-_INTRODUCTION
0.00_-_The_Book_of_Lies_Text
0.01_-_Letters_from_the_Mother_to_Her_Son
0.02_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.03_-_III_-_The_Evening_Sittings
0.04_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.06_-_INTRODUCTION
01.01_-_A_Yoga_of_the_Art_of_Life
01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
0.11_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0_1957-07-03
0_1958-11-15
0_1958_12_-_Floor_1,_young_girl,_we_shall_kill_the_young_princess_-_black_tent
0_1959-01-06
0_1959-05-19_-_Ascending_and_Descending_paths
0_1960-10-22
0_1960-10-25
0_1960-11-26
0_1961-03-17
0_1962-06-02
0_1962-12-15
0_1963-06-29
0_1963-07-17
0_1963-08-07
0_1963-08-24
0_1963-10-05
0_1964-03-04
0_1964-03-07
0_1964-10-14
0_1964-10-17
0_1965-02-19
0_1965-06-23
0_1965-06-26
0_1966-02-11
0_1966-03-19
0_1966-09-21
0_1967-05-24
0_1967-06-03
0_1967-10-04
0_1967-10-25
0_1967-12-27
0_1968-04-20
0_1968-08-28
0_1968-10-11
0_1968-11-13
0_1969-06-28
0_1969-07-23
0_1969-11-15
0_1969-12-31
0_1970-01-03
0_1970-01-10
0_1970-01-17
0_1972-04-02a
0_1972-04-04
0_1972-04-26
02.02_-_Lines_of_the_Descent_of_Consciousness
02.03_-_An_Aspect_of_Emergent_Evolution
02.04_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Little_Life
02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life
02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness
02.11_-_New_World-Conditions
02.15_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Greater_Knowledge
03.02_-_The_Philosopher_as_an_Artist_and_Philosophy_as_an_Art
03.04_-_The_Vision_and_the_Boon
03.11_-_The_Language_Problem_and_India
04.01_-_The_March_of_Civilisation
04.02_-_A_Chapter_of_Human_Evolution
05.01_-_Man_and_the_Gods
05.04_-_The_Immortal_Person
05.05_-_In_Quest_of_Reality
05.11_-_The_Soul_of_a_Nation
05.13_-_Darshana_and_Philosophy
05.14_-_The_Sanctity_of_the_Individual
05.19_-_Lone_to_the_Lone
07.02_-_The_Spiral_Universe
07.03_-_The_Entry_into_the_Inner_Countries
07.37_-_The_Psychic_Being,_Some_Mysteries
07.42_-_The_Nature_and_Destiny_of_Art
08.34_-_To_Melt_into_the_Divine
09.03_-_The_Psychic_Being
100.00_-_Synergy
10.01_-_Cycles_of_Creation
10.04_-_Lord_of_Time
10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real
1.00b_-_DIVISION_B_-_THE_PERSONALITY_RAY_AND_FIRE_BY_FRICTION
1.00c_-_DIVISION_C_-_THE_ETHERIC_BODY_AND_PRANA
1.00d_-_DIVISION_D_-_KUNDALINI_AND_THE_SPINE
1.00e_-_DIVISION_E_-_MOTION_ON_THE_PHYSICAL_AND_ASTRAL_PLANES
1.00f_-_DIVISION_F_-_THE_LAW_OF_ECONOMY
1.00_-_Main
1.011_-_Hud
1.018_-_The_Cave
1.01_-_A_NOTE_ON_PROGRESS
1.01_-_Appearance_and_Reality
1.01_-_Description_of_the_Castle
1.01_-_Economy
1.01_-_Foreward
1.01_-_Newtonian_and_Bergsonian_Time
1.01_-_Our_Demand_and_Need_from_the_Gita
1.01_-_Prayer
1.01_-_The_Highest_Meaning_of_the_Holy_Truths
1.01_-_The_Ideal_of_the_Karmayogin
1.01_-_The_Path_of_Later_On
1.01_-_THE_STUFF_OF_THE_UNIVERSE
10.26_-_A_True_Professor
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_SADHANA_PADA
1.02_-_The_7_Habits__An_Overview
1.02_-_The_Child_as_growing_being_and_the_childs_experience_of_encountering_the_teacher.
1.02_-_The_Eternal_Law
1.02_-_THE_QUATERNIO_AND_THE_MEDIATING_ROLE_OF_MERCURIUS
1.02_-_The_Refusal_of_the_Call
1.02_-_THE_WITHIN_OF_THINGS
1.031_-_Intense_Aspiration
10.35_-_The_Moral_and_the_Spiritual
1.036_-_The_Rise_of_Obstacles_in_Yoga_Practice
1.03_-_A_Parable
1.03_-_Hymns_of_Gritsamada
1.03_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_World.
1.03_-_Preparing_for_the_Miraculous
1.03_-_THE_EARTH_IN_ITS_EARLY_STAGES
1.03_-_The_Sunlit_Path
1.03_-_Time_Series,_Information,_and_Communication
1.03_-_To_Layman_Ishii
1.044_-_Smoke
1.04_-_Body,_Soul_and_Spirit
1.04_-_Feedback_and_Oscillation
1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD
1.04_-_Hymns_of_Bharadwaja
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.04_-_The_Divine_Mother_-_This_Is_She
1.057_-_The_Four_Manifestations_of_Ignorance
1.05_-_Buddhism_and_Women
1.05_-_Hymns_of_Bharadwaja
1.05_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_-_The_Psychic_Being
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_THE_MASTER_AND_KESHAB
1.05_-_True_and_False_Subjectivism
1.06_-_LIFE_AND_THE_PLANETS
1.06_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_2_The_Works_of_Love_-_The_Works_of_Life
1.06_-_The_Breaking_of_the_Limits
1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother
1.06_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES
1.06_-_The_Sign_of_the_Fishes
1.06_-_The_Transformation_of_Dream_Life
1.070_-_The_Seven_Stages_of_Perfection
1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible
1.07_-_Bridge_across_the_Afterlife
1.07_-_Savitri
1.07_-_The_Mantra_-_OM_-_Word_and_Wisdom
1.07_-_THE_MASTER_AND_VIJAY_GOSWAMI
1.07_-_The_Primary_Data_of_Being
1.07_-_TRUTH
1.08_-_Information,_Language,_and_Society
1.08_-_Sri_Aurobindos_Descent_into_Death
1.08_-_The_Depths_of_the_Divine
1.08_-_The_Four_Austerities_and_the_Four_Liberations
1.08_-_The_Historical_Significance_of_the_Fish
1.08_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_3
1.09_-_Man_-_About_the_Body
1.09_-_Sleep_and_Death
1.09_-_Sri_Aurobindo_and_the_Big_Bang
1.09_-_Talks
1.09_-_Taras_Ultimate_Nature
1.09_-_The_Guardian_of_the_Threshold
1.09_-_The_Worship_of_Trees
11.02_-_The_Golden_Life-line
11.07_-_The_Labours_of_the_Gods:_The_five_Purifications
1.10_-_Aesthetic_and_Ethical_Culture
1.10_-_Concentration_-_Its_Practice
1.10_-_Harmony
1.10_-_THE_FORMATION_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
1.10_-_The_Image_of_the_Oceans_and_the_Rivers
1.10_-_The_Methods_and_the_Means
1.10_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.10_-_The_Three_Modes_of_Nature
1.11_-_BOOK_THE_ELEVENTH
1.11_-_The_Kalki_Avatar
1.11_-_The_Master_of_the_Work
1.1.1_-_The_Mind_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
1.11_-_The_Seven_Rivers
1.11_-_Woolly_Pomposities_of_the_Pious_Teacher
1.12_-_BOOK_THE_TWELFTH
1.12_-_Brute_Neighbors
1.12_-_ON_THE_FLIES_OF_THE_MARKETPLACE
1.12_-_The_Sociology_of_Superman
1.13_-_The_Divine_Maya
1.13_-_THE_MASTER_AND_M.
1.14_-_INSTRUCTION_TO_VAISHNAVS_AND_BRHMOS
1.14_-_The_Structure_and_Dynamics_of_the_Self
1.14_-_TURMOIL_OR_GENESIS?
1.15_-_THE_DIRECTIONS_AND_CONDITIONS_OF_THE_FUTURE
1.15_-_The_Suprarational_Good
1.16_-_Dianus_and_Diana
1.17_-_DOES_MANKIND_MOVE_BIOLOGICALLY_UPON_ITSELF?
1.17_-_The_Transformation
1.18_-_Mind_and_Supermind
1.18_-_THE_HEART_OF_THE_PROBLEM
1.18_-_The_Perils_of_the_Soul
1.19_-_The_Curve_of_the_Rational_Age
1.20_-_Tabooed_Persons
1.20_-_The_End_of_the_Curve_of_Reason
1.21_-_Tabooed_Things
1.23_-_FESTIVAL_AT_SURENDRAS_HOUSE
1.240_-_1.300_Talks
1.240_-_Talks_2
1.24_-_Necromancy_and_Spiritism
1.24_-_RITUAL,_SYMBOL,_SACRAMENT
1.25_-_The_Knot_of_Matter
1.28_-_Describes_the_nature_of_the_Prayer_of_Recollection_and_sets_down_some_of_the_means_by_which_we_can_make_it_a_habit.
1.28_-_The_Killing_of_the_Tree-Spirit
1.3.05_-_Silence
1.34_-_Fourth_Division_of_the_Ninth_Circle,_the_Judecca__Traitors_to_their_Lords_and_Benefactors._Lucifer,_Judas_Iscariot,_Brutus,_and_Cassius._The_Chasm_of_Lethe._The_Ascent.
1.36_-_Treats_of_these_words_in_the_Paternoster__Dimitte_nobis_debita_nostra.
1.37_-_Death_-_Fear_-_Magical_Memory
1.39_-_Prophecy
1.400_-_1.450_Talks
1.4.01_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Guidance
14.06_-_Liberty,_Self-Control_and_Friendship
1.41_-_Speaks_of_the_fear_of_God_and_of_how_we_must_keep_ourselves_from_venial_sins.
1.439
1.450_-_1.500_Talks
1.46_-_The_Corn-Mother_in_Many_Lands
15.02_-_1973-02-17
15.08_-_Ashram_-_Inner_and_Outer
1.51_-_How_to_Recognise_Masters,_Angels,_etc.,_and_how_they_Work
1.550_-_1.600_Talks
1.57_-_Public_Scapegoats
1.67_-_The_External_Soul_in_Folk-Custom
1.70_-_Morality_1
1.75_-_The_AA_and_the_Planet
1914_07_06p
1914_09_28p
1929-05-05_-_Intellect,_true_and_wrong_movement_-_Attacks_from_adverse_forces_-_Faith,_integral_and_absolute_-_Death,_not_a_necessity_-_Descent_of_Divine_Consciousness_-_Inner_progress_-_Memory_of_former_lives
1929-05-19_-_Mind_and_its_workings,_thought-forms_-_Adverse_conditions_and_Yoga_-_Mental_constructions_-_Illness_and_Yoga
1929-06-09_-_Nature_of_religion_-_Religion_and_the_spiritual_life_-_Descent_of_Divine_Truth_and_Force_-_To_be_sure_of_your_religion,_country,_family-choose_your_own_-_Religion_and_numbers
1929-06-23_-_Knowledge_of_the_Yogi_-_Knowledge_and_the_Supermind_-_Methods_of_changing_the_condition_of_the_body_-_Meditation,_aspiration,_sincerity
1929-07-28_-_Art_and_Yoga_-_Art_and_life_-_Music,_dance_-_World_of_Harmony
1951-02-12_-_Divine_force_-_Signs_indicating_readiness_-_Weakness_in_mind,_vital_-_concentration_-_Divine_perception,_human_notion_of_good,_bad_-_Conversion,_consecration_-_progress_-_Signs_of_entering_the_path_-_kinds_of_meditation_-_aspiration
1951-03-08_-_Silencing_the_mind_-_changing_the_nature_-_Reincarnation-_choice_-_Psychic,_higher_beings_gods_incarnating_-_Incarnation_of_vital_beings_-_the_Lord_of_Falsehood_-_Hitler_-_Possession_and_madness
1951-04-12_-_Japan,_its_art,_landscapes,_life,_etc_-_Fairy-lore_of_Japan_-_Culture-_its_spiral_movement_-_Indian_and_European-_the_spiritual_life_-_Art_and_Truth
1951-04-17_-_Unity,_diversity_-_Protective_envelope_-_desires_-_consciousness,_true_defence_-_Perfection_of_physical_-_cinema_-_Choice,_constant_and_conscious_-_law_of_ones_being_-_the_One,_the_Multiplicity_-_Civilization-_preparing_an_instrument
1951-05-05_-_Needs_and_desires_-_Discernment_-_sincerity_and_true_perception_-_Mantra_and_its_effects_-_Object_in_action-_to_serve_-_relying_only_on_the_Divine
1953-05-06
1953-06-17
1953-07-15
1953-08-05
1953-10-28
1954-08-25_-_Ananda_aspect_of_the_Mother_-_Changing_conditions_in_the_Ashram_-_Ascetic_discipline_-_Mothers_body
1955-06-01_-_The_aesthetic_conscience_-_Beauty_and_form_-_The_roots_of_our_life_-_The_sense_of_beauty_-_Educating_the_aesthetic_sense,_taste_-_Mental_constructions_based_on_a_revelation_-_Changing_the_world_and_humanity
1955-06-08_-_Working_for_the_Divine_-_ideal_attitude_-_Divine_manifesting_-_reversal_of_consciousness,_knowing_oneself_-_Integral_progress,_outer,_inner,_facing_difficulties_-_People_in_Ashram_-_doing_Yoga_-_Children_given_freedom,_choosing_yoga
1956-04-18_-_Ishwara_and_Shakti,_seeing_both_aspects_-_The_Impersonal_and_the_divine_Person_-_Soul,_the_presence_of_the_divine_Person_-_Going_to_other_worlds,_exteriorisation,_dreams_-_Telling_stories_to_oneself
1956-05-23_-_Yoga_and_religion_-_Story_of_two_clergymen_on_a_boat_-_The_Buddha_and_the_Supramental_-_Hieroglyphs_and_phonetic_alphabets_-_A_vision_of_ancient_Egypt_-_Memory_for_sounds
1956-07-18_-_Unlived_dreams_-_Radha-consciousness_-_Separation_and_identification_-_Ananda_of_identity_and_Ananda_of_union_-_Sincerity,_meditation_and_prayer_-_Enemies_of_the_Divine_-_The_universe_is_progressive
1957-07-03_-_Collective_yoga,_vision_of_a_huge_hotel
1957-07-10_-_A_new_world_is_born_-_Overmind_creation_dissolved
1958-06-18_-_Philosophy,_religion,_occultism,_spirituality
1958_11_28
1958_12_05
1970_02_10
1.A_-_ANTHROPOLOGY,_THE_SOUL
1.ac_-_The_Wizard_Way
1.anon_-_The_Poem_of_Imru-Ul-Quais
1f.lovecraft_-_At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
1f.lovecraft_-_Deaf,_Dumb,_and_Blind
1f.lovecraft_-_Discarded_Draft_of
1f.lovecraft_-_He
1f.lovecraft_-_Herbert_West-Reanimator
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Walls_of_Eryx
1f.lovecraft_-_Medusas_Coil
1f.lovecraft_-_Out_of_the_Aeons
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Book
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Call_of_Cthulhu
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Challenge_from_Beyond
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Colour_out_of_Space
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Crawling_Chaos
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Diary_of_Alonzo_Typer
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dream-Quest_of_Unknown_Kadath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dreams_in_the_Witch_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dunwich_Horror
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Ghost-Eater
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Haunter_of_the_Dark
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Hoard_of_the_Wizard-Beast
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Red_Hook
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Burying-Ground
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Museum
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Last_Test
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Lurking_Fear
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Man_of_Stone
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Nameless_City
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Night_Ocean
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Picture_in_the_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Rats_in_the_Walls
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_out_of_Time
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_over_Innsmouth
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shunned_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Street
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Temple
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Trap
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tree_on_the_Hill
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Very_Old_Folk
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Whisperer_in_Darkness
1f.lovecraft_-_Through_the_Gates_of_the_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_Till_A_the_Seas
1f.lovecraft_-_Two_Black_Bottles
1f.lovecraft_-_Under_the_Pyramids
1.jk_-_Epistle_To_John_Hamilton_Reynolds
1.jk_-_Sonnet_VII._To_Solitude
1.jk_-_The_Cap_And_Bells;_Or,_The_Jealousies_-_A_Faery_Tale_.._Unfinished
1.jwvg_-_The_Faithless_Boy
1.lovecraft_-_Fungi_From_Yuggoth
1.pbs_-_Julian_and_Maddalo_-_A_Conversation
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_II.
1.rb_-_Abt_Vogler
1.rb_-_Cleon
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Fifth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_First
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Fourth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Third
1.rt_-_Dungeon
1.rt_-_Gitanjali
1.rt_-_Kinu_Goalas_Alley
1.rt_-_Religious_Obsession_--_translation_from_Dharmamoha
1.rwe_-_Monadnoc
1.rwe_-_Seashore
1.rwe_-_Song_of_Nature
1.rwe_-_Voluntaries
1.tm_-_Aubade_--_The_City
1.wby_-_He_Gives_His_Beloved_Certain_Rhymes
1.wby_-_Meditations_In_Time_Of_Civil_War
1.wby_-_Old_Tom_Again
1.whitman_-_A_March_In_The_Ranks,_Hard-prest
1.whitman_-_As_I_Sat_Alone_By_Blue_Ontarios_Shores
1.whitman_-_Carol_Of_Occupations
1.whitman_-_Drum-Taps
1.whitman_-_France,_The_18th_Year_Of_These_States
1.whitman_-_Great_Are_The_Myths
1.whitman_-_Now_List_To_My_Mornings_Romanza
1.whitman_-_On_Old_Mans_Thought_Of_School
1.whitman_-_Sing_Of_The_Banner_At_Day-Break
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_The_Broad-Axe
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_The_Exposition
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_The_Open_Road
1.whitman_-_The_Great_City
1.whitman_-_To_Think_Of_Time
1.whitman_-_Warble_Of_Lilac-Time
1.ww_-_A_Farewell
1.ww_-_Book_Fourteenth_[conclusion]
1.ww_-_Book_Second_[School-Time_Continued]
1.ww_-_Book_Third_[Residence_at_Cambridge]
1.ww_-_Guilt_And_Sorrow,_Or,_Incidents_Upon_Salisbury_Plain
1.ww_-_Michael-_A_Pastoral_Poem
1.ww_-_The_Brothers
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_II-_Book_First-_The_Wanderer
1.ww_-_Written_With_A_Pencil_Upon_A_Stone_In_The_Wall_Of_The_House,_On_The_Island_At_Grasmere
20.01_-_Charyapada_-_Old_Bengali_Mystic_Poems
2.01_-_Indeterminates,_Cosmic_Determinations_and_the_Indeterminable
2.01_-_THE_ADVENT_OF_LIFE
2.01_-_War.
2.02_-_Brahman,_Purusha,_Ishwara_-_Maya,_Prakriti,_Shakti
2.02_-_Habit_2__Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind
2.02_-_On_Letters
2.02_-_The_Ishavasyopanishad_with_a_commentary_in_English
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_On_Medicine
2.03_-_The_Christian_Phenomenon_and_Faith_in_the_Incarnation
2.03_-_THE_ENIGMA_OF_BOLOGNA
2.03_-_THE_MASTER_IN_VARIOUS_MOODS
2.03_-_The_Mother-Complex
2.03_-_The_Purified_Understanding
2.04_-_ADVICE_TO_ISHAN
2.04_-_Agni,_the_Illumined_Will
2.04_-_The_Divine_and_the_Undivine
2.05_-_Apotheosis
2.05_-_Habit_3__Put_First_Things_First
2.05_-_On_Poetry
2.05_-_The_Cosmic_Illusion;_Mind,_Dream_and_Hallucination
2.06_-_Reality_and_the_Cosmic_Illusion
2.06_-_WITH_VARIOUS_DEVOTEES
2.07_-_On_Congress_and_Politics
2.07_-_The_Knowledge_and_the_Ignorance
2.08_-_ALICE_IN_WONDERLAND
2.09_-_Human_representations_of_the_Divine_Ideal_of_Love
2.09_-_Memory,_Ego_and_Self-Experience
2.09_-_On_Sadhana
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
21.01_-_The_Mother_The_Nature_of_Her_Work
2.1.02_-_Love_and_Death
2.1.03_-_Man_and_Superman
2.10_-_Knowledge_by_Identity_and_Separative_Knowledge
2.10_-_THE_MASTER_AND_NARENDRA
2.11_-_On_Education
2.11_-_The_Boundaries_of_the_Ignorance
2.11_-_The_Guru
2.12_-_On_Miracles
2.12_-_The_Origin_of_the_Ignorance
2.13_-_Exclusive_Concentration_of_Consciousness-Force_and_the_Ignorance
2.13_-_On_Psychology
2.1.4.2_-_Teaching
2.14_-_AT_RAMS_HOUSE
2.14_-_The_Origin_and_Remedy_of_Falsehood,_Error,_Wrong_and_Evil
2.1.5.1_-_Study_of_Works_of_Sri_Aurobindo_and_the_Mother
2.15_-_Reality_and_the_Integral_Knowledge
2.16_-_The_Integral_Knowledge_and_the_Aim_of_Life;_Four_Theories_of_Existence
2.16_-_VISIT_TO_NANDA_BOSES_HOUSE
2.1.7.05_-_On_the_Inspiration_and_Writing_of_the_Poem
2.18_-_January_1939
2.18_-_SRI_RAMAKRISHNA_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.18_-_The_Evolutionary_Process_-_Ascent_and_Integration
2.2.01_-_The_Problem_of_Consciousness
2.2.04_-_Practical_Concerns_in_Work
2.20_-_The_Philosophy_of_Rebirth
2.21_-_The_Order_of_the_Worlds
2.22_-_Rebirth_and_Other_Worlds;_Karma,_the_Soul_and_Immortality
2.22_-_THE_MASTER_AT_COSSIPORE
2.23_-_Man_and_the_Evolution
2.24_-_The_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Man
2.25_-_List_of_Topics_in_Each_Talk
2.25_-_The_Triple_Transformation
2.26_-_The_Ascent_towards_Supermind
2.27_-_The_Gnostic_Being
2.28_-_The_Divine_Life
2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother
2.3.03_-_Integral_Yoga
2.3.03_-_The_Overmind
2.3.05_-_Sadhana_through_Work_for_the_Mother
2.3.06_-_The_Mother's_Lights
2.3.07_-_The_Vital_Being_and_Vital_Consciousness
23.09_-_Observations_I
2.3.1.09_-_Inspiration_and_Understanding
2.3.3_-_Anger_and_Violence
27.03_-_The_Great_Holocaust_-_Chhinnamasta
29.04_-_Mothers_Playground
2_-_Other_Hymns_to_Agni
30.01_-_World-Literature
30.09_-_Lines_of_Tantra_(Charyapada)
3.01_-_The_Soul_World
3.02_-_THE_DEPLOYMENT_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
3.02_-_The_Formulae_of_the_Elemental_Weapons
3.02_-_The_Great_Secret
3.02_-_The_Practice_Use_of_Dream-Analysis
3.02_-_The_Psychology_of_Rebirth
3.03_-_The_Four_Foundational_Practices
3.04_-_On_Thought_-_III
3.05_-_The_Conjunction
3.05_-_The_Physical_World_and_its_Connection_with_the_Soul_and_Spirit-Lands
3.08_-_Purification
3.11_-_Of_Our_Lady_Babalon
3.11_-_Spells
3.1.24_-_In_the_Moonlight
3.1.2_-_Levels_of_the_Physical_Being
3.12_-_ON_OLD_AND_NEW_TABLETS
3.13_-_Of_the_Banishings
3.18_-_Of_Clairvoyance_and_the_Body_of_Light
3.2.02_-_The_Veda_and_the_Upanishads
32.08_-_Fit_and_Unfit_(A_Letter)
32.11_-_Life_and_Self-Control_(A_Letter)
3.2.3_-_Dreams
33.10_-_Pondicherry_I
33.11_-_Pondicherry_II
3-5_Full_Circle
3.6.01_-_Heraclitus
3.7.1.08_-_Karma
3.7.2.04_-_The_Higher_Lines_of_Karma
38.01_-_Asceticism_and_Renunciation
3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations
4.01_-_The_Presence_of_God_in_the_World
4.02_-_BEYOND_THE_COLLECTIVE_-_THE_HYPER-PERSONAL
4.02_-_Humanity_in_Progress
4.03_-_Prayer_to_the_Ever-greater_Christ
4.03_-_The_Meaning_of_Human_Endeavor
4.03_-_The_Senses_And_Mental_Pictures
4.04_-_In_the_Total_Christ
4.1.01_-_The_Intellect_and_Yoga
4.1.4_-_Resistances,_Sufferings_and_Falls
4.23_-_The_supramental_Instruments_--_Thought-process
4.2_-_Karma
5.01_-_The_Dakini,_Salgye_Du_Dalma
5.03_-_The_Divine_Body
5.04_-_Supermind_and_the_Life_Divine
5.07_-_Mind_of_Light
5.1.01.1_-_The_Book_of_the_Herald
5.1.01.8_-_The_Book_of_the_Gods
5.1.02_-_Ahana
5.2.01_-_The_Descent_of_Ahana
5.3.04_-_Roots_in_M
5.4.01_-_Notes_on_Root-Sounds
6.04_-_THE_MEANING_OF_THE_ALCHEMICAL_PROCEDURE
6.04_-_The_Plague_Athens
6.0_-_Conscious,_Unconscious,_and_Individuation
7.11_-_Building_and_Destroying
7.12_-_The_Giver
7_-_Yoga_of_Sri_Aurobindo
Aeneid
A_Secret_Miracle
Big_Mind_(ten_perfections)
Blazing_P2_-_Map_the_Stages_of_Conventional_Consciousness
BOOK_I._-_Augustine_censures_the_pagans,_who_attributed_the_calamities_of_the_world,_and_especially_the_sack_of_Rome_by_the_Goths,_to_the_Christian_religion_and_its_prohibition_of_the_worship_of_the_gods
BOOK_II._-_A_review_of_the_calamities_suffered_by_the_Romans_before_the_time_of_Christ,_showing_that_their_gods_had_plunged_them_into_corruption_and_vice
BOOK_III._-_The_external_calamities_of_Rome
BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS.
BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_I._--_PART_II._THE_EVOLUTION_OF_SYMBOLISM_IN_ITS_APPROXIMATE_ORDER
BOOK_IV._-_That_empire_was_given_to_Rome_not_by_the_gods,_but_by_the_One_True_God
Book_of_Genesis
Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text)
BOOK_VIII._-_Some_account_of_the_Socratic_and_Platonic_philosophy,_and_a_refutation_of_the_doctrine_of_Apuleius_that_the_demons_should_be_worshipped_as_mediators_between_gods_and_men
BOOK_VII._-_Of_the_select_gods_of_the_civil_theology,_and_that_eternal_life_is_not_obtained_by_worshipping_them
BOOK_VI._-_Of_Varros_threefold_division_of_theology,_and_of_the_inability_of_the_gods_to_contri_bute_anything_to_the_happiness_of_the_future_life
BOOK_XIV._-_Of_the_punishment_and_results_of_mans_first_sin,_and_of_the_propagation_of_man_without_lust
BOOK_XVIII._-_A_parallel_history_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_from_the_time_of_Abraham_to_the_end_of_the_world
BOOK_XVI._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_Noah_to_the_time_of_the_kings_of_Israel
BOOK_XV._-_The_progress_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_traced_by_the_sacred_history
BOOK_XXII._-_Of_the_eternal_happiness_of_the_saints,_the_resurrection_of_the_body,_and_the_miracles_of_the_early_Church
BOOK_XXI._-_Of_the_eternal_punishment_of_the_wicked_in_hell,_and_of_the_various_objections_urged_against_it
Conversations_with_Sri_Aurobindo
COSA_-_BOOK_VI
COSA_-_BOOK_VII
COSA_-_BOOK_VIII
ENNEAD_01.03_-_Of_Dialectic,_or_the_Means_of_Raising_the_Soul_to_the_Intelligible_World.
ENNEAD_01.04_-_Whether_Animals_May_Be_Termed_Happy.
ENNEAD_01.06_-_Of_Beauty.
ENNEAD_02.09_-_Against_the_Gnostics;_or,_That_the_Creator_and_the_World_are_Not_Evil.
ENNEAD_06.03_-_Plotinos_Own_Sense-Categories.
ENNEAD_06.05_-_The_One_and_Identical_Being_is_Everywhere_Present_In_Its_Entirety.345
ENNEAD_06.06_-_Of_Numbers.
Epistle_to_the_Romans
Euthyphro
For_a_Breath_I_Tarry
Gorgias
IS_-_Chapter_1
Liber_111_-_The_Book_of_Wisdom_-_LIBER_ALEPH_VEL_CXI
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals
MoM_References
Phaedo
r1914_03_27
r1914_12_02
r1915_05_23
r1917_02_11
r1917_03_12
r1919_07_28
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text)
Sophist
Tablets_of_Baha_u_llah_text
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2
The_Act_of_Creation_text
Theaetetus
The_Aleph
The_Anapanasati_Sutta__A_Practical_Guide_to_Mindfullness_of_Breathing_and_Tranquil_Wisdom_Meditation
The_Book_of_Joshua
The_Book_(short_story)
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
The_Epistle_of_Paul_to_the_Ephesians
The_First_Epistle_of_Paul_to_the_Corinthians
The_First_Epistle_of_Peter
The_Gold_Bug
The_Gospel_According_to_Mark
The_Gospel_According_to_Matthew
The_Great_Sense
The_Immortal
The_One_Who_Walks_Away
The_Poems_of_Cold_Mountain
The_Revelation_of_Jesus_Christ_or_the_Apocalypse
The_Riddle_of_this_World
The_Shadow_Out_Of_Time
The_Waiting
Timaeus
Verses_of_Vemana

PRIMARY CLASS

Place
structure
SIMILAR TITLES
All-Beings of the Infinite Building
building
the Guide of the Infinite Building
The Infinite Building
the Infinite Building
the Lord of the Infinite Building
world building

DEFINITIONS


TERMS STARTING WITH

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

building ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Build ::: n. --> The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.
The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture.
That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as



TERMS ANYWHERE

1. A building, room, or chamber used as a storage place for valuables; treasury. 2. A place or source where things of value or worth may be found. Also, treasure-house.

1. The face of a building, especially the principal face. 2. An artificial or deceptive front.

abbey ::: n. --> A monastery or society of persons of either sex, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy; also, the monastic building or buildings.
The church of a monastery.


ACT++ "language" A {concurrent} extension of {C++} based on {actors}. ["ACT++: Building a Concurrent C++ With Actors", D.G. Kafura TR89-18, VPI, 1989]. (1994-11-08)

Actors "theory" A model for {concurrency} by {Carl Hewitt}. Actors are autonomous and concurrent {objects} which execute {asynchronously}. The Actor model provides flexible mechanisms for building parallel and {distributed} software systems. {(http://osl.cs.uiuc.edu/)}. ["Laws for Communicating Parallel Processes", C. Hewitt et al, IFIP 77, pp. 987-992, N-H 1977]. ["ACTORS: A Model of Concurrent Computation in Distributed Systems", Gul A. Agha "agha@cs.uiuc.edu", Cambridge Press, MA, 1986]. (1999-11-23)

AD/Cycle "tool, product" Application Development cycle. A set of {SAA}-compatible {IBM}-sponsored products for program development, running on workstations accessing a central repository on a {mainframe}. The stages cover requirements, analysis and design, production of the application, building and testing and maintenance. Technologies used include code generators and {knowledge based systems} as well as languages and debuggers. (1994-10-24)

addition ::: n. --> The act of adding two or more things together; -- opposed to subtraction or diminution.
Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building.
That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers.
A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.
A title annexed to a man&


adjacency ::: --> The state of being adjacent or contiguous; contiguity; as, the adjacency of lands or buildings.
That which is adjacent.


admiralty ::: n. --> The office or jurisdiction of an admiral.
The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally.
The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses.
The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts.
The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business.


aedile ::: n. --> A magistrate in ancient Rome, who had the superintendence of public buildings, highways, shows, etc.; hence, a municipal officer.

aggregation "programming" A composition technique for building a new {object} from one or more existing objects that support some or all of the new object's required interfaces. (1996-01-07)

“Agni is the Deva, the All-Seer, manifested as conscious-force or, as it would be called in modern language, Divine or Cosmic Will, first hidden and building up the eternal worlds, then manifest, ``born’’, building up in man the Truth and the Immortality.” The Secret of the Veda

Ahriman: (Middle Persian) Zoroaster, in building upon an ancient Indo-Iranian antecedent, expounded a thoroughgoing dualism in which Ormazd (s.v.) is the good, Ahriman the evil principle, corresponding to the Christian God and Devil, locked in combat on all levels of thought and existence. In that they are reciprocal and of a dialectic necessity, this dualism has, philosophically, the implication of a monism which was, indeed, ethically and eschatologically elaborated in the Zoroastrian optimism that postulates the ultimate victory of Ahura Mazdah (s.v.) or Ormazd. -- K.F.L.

air stove ::: --> A stove for heating a current of air which is directed against its surface by means of pipes, and then distributed through a building.

aisle ::: n. --> A lateral division of a building, separated from the middle part, called the nave, by a row of columns or piers, which support the roof or an upper wall containing windows, called the clearstory wall.
Improperly used also for the have; -- as in the phrases, a church with three aisles, the middle aisle.
Also (perhaps from confusion with alley), a passage into which the pews of a church open.


Alan Turing "person" Alan M. Turing, 1912-06-22/3? - 1954-06-07. A British mathematician, inventor of the {Turing Machine}. Turing also proposed the {Turing test}. Turing's work was fundamental in the theoretical foundations of computer science. Turing was a student and fellow of {King's College Cambridge} and was a graduate student at {Princeton University} from 1936 to 1938. While at Princeton Turing published "On Computable Numbers", a paper in which he conceived an {abstract machine}, now called a {Turing Machine}. Turing returned to England in 1938 and during World War II, he worked in the British Foreign Office. He masterminded operations at {Bletchley Park}, UK which were highly successful in cracking the Nazis "Enigma" codes during World War II. Some of his early advances in computer design were inspired by the need to perform many repetitive symbolic manipulations quickly. Before the building of the {Colossus} computer this work was done by a roomful of women. In 1945 he joined the {National Physical Laboratory} in London and worked on the design and construction of a large computer, named {Automatic Computing Engine} (ACE). In 1949 Turing became deputy director of the Computing Laboratory at Manchester where the {Manchester Automatic Digital Machine}, the worlds largest memory computer, was being built. He also worked on theories of {artificial intelligence}, and on the application of mathematical theory to biological forms. In 1952 he published the first part of his theoretical study of morphogenesis, the development of pattern and form in living organisms. Turing was gay, and died rather young under mysterious circumstances. He was arrested for violation of British homosexuality statutes in 1952. He died of potassium cyanide poisoning while conducting electrolysis experiments. An inquest concluded that it was self-administered but it is now thought by some to have been an accident. There is an excellent biography of Turing by Andrew Hodges, subtitled "The Enigma of Intelligence" and a play based on it called "Breaking the Code". There was also a popular summary of his work in Douglas Hofstadter's book "Gödel, Escher, Bach". {(http://AlanTuring.net/)}. (2001-10-09)

alcove ::: n. --> A recessed portion of a room, or a small room opening into a larger one; especially, a recess to contain a bed; a lateral recess in a library.
A small ornamental building with seats, or an arched seat, in a pleasure ground; a garden bower.
Any natural recess analogous to an alcove or recess in an apartment.


alley ::: a passage between buildings; hence, a narrow street, a lane; usually only wide enough for foot-passengers. blind alley*: one that is closed at the end, so as to be no thoroughfare; a cul de sac*.

Amal: “This is the scientific building of knowledge by a logical process—a massing together of little observations into a coherent whole. It implies the loss of the original knowledge which was direct and grasped at once from all sides and not structured piece by piece from small bits of logical deduction.”

amphitheatre ::: n. --> An oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats about an open space called the arena.
Anything resembling an amphitheater in form; as, a level surrounded by rising slopes or hills, or a rising gallery in a theater.


anemoscope ::: n. --> An instrument which shows the direction of the wind; a wind vane; a weathercock; -- usually applied to a contrivance consisting of a vane above, connected in the building with a dial or index with pointers to show the changes of the wind.

any dwelling with its land and buildings where a family makes its home. homestead"s.

apartment ::: n. --> A room in a building; a division in a house, separated from others by partitions.
A set or suite of rooms.
A compartment.


application program "programming, operating system" (Or "application", "app") A complete, self-contained program that performs a specific function directly for the user. This is in contrast to {system software} such as the {operating system} {kernel}, {server} processes, {libraries} which exists to support application programs and {utility programs}. Editors for various kinds of documents, {spreadsheets}, and text formatters are common examples of applications. Network applications include clients such as those for {FTP}, {electronic mail}, {telnet} and {WWW}. The term is used fairly loosely, for instance, some might say that a client and server together form a distributed application, others might argue that editors and compilers were not applications but {utility programs} for building applications. One distinction between an application program and the operating system is that applications always run in {user mode} (or "non-privileged mode"), while operating systems and related utilities may run in {supervisor mode} (or "privileged mode"). The term may also be used to distinguish programs which communicate via a {graphical user interface} from those which are executed from the {command line}. (2007-02-02)

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit "hardware" (ASIC) An {integrated circuit} designed to perform a particular function by defining the interconnection of a set of basic circuit building blocks drawn from a library provided by the circuit manufacturer. (1995-02-15)

appurtenant ::: a. --> Annexed or pertaining to some more important thing; accessory; incident; as, a right of way appurtenant to land or buildings. ::: n. --> Something which belongs or appertains to another thing; an appurtenance.

apse ::: n. --> A projecting part of a building, esp. of a church, having in the plan a polygonal or semicircular termination, and, most often, projecting from the east end. In early churches the Eastern apse was occupied by seats for the bishop and clergy.
The bishop&


apteral ::: a. --> Apterous.
Without lateral columns; -- applied to buildings which have no series of columns along their sides, but are either prostyle or amphiprostyle, and opposed to peripteral.


arcade ::: n. --> A series of arches with the columns or piers which support them, the spandrels above, and other necessary appurtenances; sometimes open, serving as an entrance or to give light; sometimes closed at the back (as in the cut) and forming a decorative feature.
A long, arched building or gallery.
An arched or covered passageway or avenue.


archaeology ::: n. --> The science or study of antiquities, esp. prehistoric antiquities, such as the remains of buildings or monuments of an early epoch, inscriptions, implements, and other relics, written manuscripts, etc.

arch brick ::: --> A wedge-shaped brick used in the building of an arch.

architective ::: a. --> Used in building; proper for building.

architect ::: n. --> A person skilled in the art of building; one who understands architecture, or makes it his occupation to form plans and designs of buildings, and to superintend the artificers employed.
A contriver, designer, or maker.


architectural ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the art of building; conformed to the rules of architecture.

architecture ::: 1. The profession of designing buildings and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. 2. The character or style of building. 3. Construction or structure generally. architectures.

architecture ::: n. --> The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; -- often called civil architecture.
Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.


area ::: n. --> Any plane surface, as of the floor of a room or church, or of the ground within an inclosure; an open space in a building.
The inclosed space on which a building stands.
The sunken space or court, giving ingress and affording light to the basement of a building.
An extent of surface; a tract of the earth&


ARM7 "processor" A {RISC} {microprocessor} architecture from {Advanced RISC Machines} Ltd. (ARM). Building upon the {ARM6} family, the goal of the ARM7 design was to offer higher levels of raw compute performance at even lower levels of power consumption. The ARM7 architecture is now (Dec 1994) the most powerful low voltage {RISC} processor available on the market. The ARM7 offers several architectural extensions which address specific market needs, encompassing fast multiply and innovative embedded {ICE} support. Software development tools are available. The ARM7 architecture is made up of a core CPU plus a range of system peripherals which can be added to a CPU core to give a complete system on a chip, e.g. 4K or 8K {cache}, {Memory Management Unit}, {Write Buffer}, {coprocessor} interface, {ICEbreaker} embedded {ICE} support and {JTAG} {boundary scan}. The {ARM710} {microprocessor} is built around the ARM7 core. {(http://systemv.com/armltd/arm7.html)}. (1995-01-05)

arson ::: n. --> The malicious burning of a dwelling house or outhouse of another man, which by the common law is felony; the malicious and voluntary firing of a building or ship.

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

astructive ::: a. --> Building up; constructive; -- opposed to destructive.

asvamedha (Ashwamedha) ::: the offering of the horse. [Ved.]: the offering of the Life-Power with all its impulses, desires, enjoyments to the divine existence. [Later]: [a great sacrifice performed by an imperial sovereign and sometimes used as a means of empire-building.]

athenaeum ::: n. --> A temple of Athene, at Athens, in which scholars and poets were accustomed to read their works and instruct students.
A school founded at Rome by Hadrian.
A literary or scientific association or club.
A building or an apartment where a library, periodicals, and newspapers are kept for use.


Attributed File System "storage" (AtFS) The basis of the {Shape_VC} toolkit. Cooperative work within projects is supported by a status model controlling visibility of version objects, locking, and "long transactions" for synchronising concurrent updates. The concept of object attributes provides a basis for storing management information with versions and passing this information between individual tools. This mechanism is useful for building integrated environments from a set of unrelated tools. (2000-02-24)

auditorium ::: n. --> The part of a church, theater, or other public building, assigned to the audience.

babel ::: “The reference is to the mythological story of the construction of the Tower of Babel, which appears to be an attempt to explain the diversity of human languages. According to Genesis, the Babylonians wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty city and tower ‘with its top in the heavens’. God disrupted the work by so confusing the language of the workers that they could no longer understand one another. The tower was never completed and the people were dispersed over the face of the earth.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

babel ::: "The reference is to the mythological story of the construction of the Tower of Babel, which appears to be an attempt to explain the diversity of human languages. According to Genesis, the Babylonians wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty city and tower ‘with its top in the heavens". God disrupted the work by so confusing the language of the workers that they could no longer understand one another. The tower was never completed and the people were dispersed over the face of the earth.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works     Sri Aurobindo: "The legend of the Tower of Babel speaks of the diversity of tongues as a curse laid on the race; but whatever its disadvantages, and they tend more and more to be minimised by the growth of civilisation and increasing intercourse, it has been rather a blessing than a curse, a gift to mankind rather than a disability laid upon it. The purposeless exaggeration of anything is always an evil, and an excessive pullulation of varying tongues that serve no purpose in the expression of a real diversity of spirit and culture is certainly a stumbling-block rather than a help: but this excess, though it existed in the past, is hardly a possibility of the future. The tendency is rather in the opposite direction. In former times diversity of language helped to create a barrier to knowledge and sympathy, was often made the pretext even of an actual antipathy and tended to a too rigid division. The lack of sufficient interpenetration kept up both a passive want of understanding and a fruitful crop of active misunderstandings. But this was an inevitable evil of a particular stage of growth, an exaggeration of the necessity that then existed for the vigorous development of strongly individualised group-souls in the human race. These disadvantages have not yet been abolished, but with closer intercourse and the growing desire of men and nations for the knowledge of each other"s thought and spirit and personality, they have diminished and tend to diminish more and more and there is no reason why in the end they should not become inoperative.” The Human Cycle

back door ::: --> A door in the back part of a building; hence, an indirect way.

backhouse ::: n. --> A building behind the main building. Specifically: A privy; a necessary.

balcony ::: a platform that projects from the wall of a building and is surrounded by a railing, balustrade, or parapet.

balcony ::: n. --> A platform projecting from the wall of a building, usually resting on brackets or consoles, and inclosed by a parapet; as, a balcony in front of a window. Also, a projecting gallery in places of amusement; as, the balcony in a theater.
A projecting gallery once common at the stern of large ships.


balustrade ::: n. --> A row of balusters topped by a rail, serving as an open parapet, as along the edge of a balcony, terrace, bridge, staircase, or the eaves of a building.

baptistry ::: n. --> In early times, a separate building, usually polygonal, used for baptismal services. Small churches were often changed into baptisteries when larger churches were built near.
A part of a church containing a font and used for baptismal services.


bare metal 1. New computer hardware, unadorned with such snares and delusions as an {operating system}, an {HLL}, or even {assembler}. Commonly used in the phrase "programming on the bare metal", which refers to the arduous work of {bit bashing} needed to create these basic tools for a new computer. Real bare-metal programming involves things like building {boot PROMs} and {BIOS} chips, implementing basic {monitors} used to test {device drivers}, and writing the assemblers that will be used to write the compiler back ends that will give the new computer a real development environment. 2. "Programming on the bare metal" is also used to describe a style of {hand-hacking} that relies on bit-level peculiarities of a particular hardware design, especially tricks for speed and space optimisation that rely on crocks such as overlapping instructions (or, as in the famous case described in {The Story of Mel}, interleaving of opcodes on a magnetic drum to minimise fetch delays due to the device's rotational latency). This sort of thing has become less common as the relative costs of programming time and computer resources have changed, but is still found in heavily constrained environments such as industrial embedded systems, and in the code of hackers who just can't let go of that low-level control. See {Real Programmer}. In the world of personal computing, bare metal programming is often considered a {Good Thing}, or at least a necessary evil (because these computers have often been sufficiently slow and poorly designed to make it necessary; see {ill-behaved}). There, the term usually refers to bypassing the BIOS or OS interface and writing the application to directly access device registers and computer addresses. "To get 19.2 kilobaud on the serial port, you need to get down to the bare metal." People who can do this sort of thing well are held in high regard. [{Jargon File}]

bargecourse ::: n. --> A part of the tiling which projects beyond the principal rafters, in buildings where there is a gable.

barn ::: n. --> A covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and other productions of a farm. In the United States a part of the barn is often used for stables.
A child. [Obs.] See Bairn. ::: v. t. --> To lay up in a barn.


barns ::: a large farm building used for storing farm products and sheltering livestock.

barrack ::: n. --> A building for soldiers, especially when in garrison. Commonly in the pl., originally meaning temporary huts, but now usually applied to a permanent structure or set of buildings.
A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw, etc. ::: v. t.


bartizan ::: n. --> A small, overhanging structure for lookout or defense, usually projecting at an angle of a building or near an entrance gateway.

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

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

basilica ::: n. --> Originally, the place of a king; but afterward, an apartment provided in the houses of persons of importance, where assemblies were held for dispensing justice; and hence, any large hall used for this purpose.
A building used by the Romans as a place of public meeting, with court rooms, etc., attached.
A church building of the earlier centuries of Christianity, the plan of which was taken from the basilica of the


basilicas ::: public buildings in ancient Rome having a central nave with an apse at one or both ends and two side aisles formed by rows of columns, which was used as an assembly hall – also Christian churches with a similar design.

bath ::: n. --> The act of exposing the body, or part of the body, for purposes of cleanliness, comfort, health, etc., to water, vapor, hot air, or the like; as, a cold or a hot bath; a medicated bath; a steam bath; a hip bath.
Water or other liquid for bathing.
A receptacle or place where persons may immerse or wash their bodies in water.
A building containing an apartment or a series of apartments


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

building ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Build ::: n. --> The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.
The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture.
That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as


beambird ::: n. --> A small European flycatcher (Muscicapa gricola), so called because it often nests on a beam in a building.

beam ::: n. --> Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use.
One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship.
The width of a vessel; as, one vessel is said to have more beam than another.
The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.


belfry ::: n. --> A movable tower erected by besiegers for purposes of attack and defense.
A bell tower, usually attached to a church or other building, but sometimes separate; a campanile.
A room in a tower in which a bell is or may be hung; or a cupola or turret for the same purpose.
The framing on which a bell is suspended.


belvedere ::: n. --> A small building, or a part of a building, more or less open, constructed in a place commanding a fine prospect.

Berkeley EDIF200 translator-building toolkit Wendell C. Baker and Prof A. Richard Newton of the Electronics Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the {University of California, Berkeley}. Version 7.6. Restriction: no-profit without permission. {(ftp://ic.berkeley.edu/pub/edif)}. (1990-07-01)

bethlehem ::: n. --> A hospital for lunatics; -- corrupted into bedlam.
In the Ethiopic church, a small building attached to a church edifice, in which the bread for the eucharist is made.


bigging ::: v. t. --> A building.

binder ::: n. --> One who binds; as, a binder of sheaves; one whose trade is to bind; as, a binder of books.
Anything that binds, as a fillet, cord, rope, or band; a bandage; -- esp. the principal piece of timber intended to bind together any building.


blocking ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Block ::: n. --> The act of obstructing, supporting, shaping, or stamping with a block or blocks.
Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.


blower ::: n. --> One who, or that which, blows.
A device for producing a current of air; as: (a) A metal plate temporarily placed before the upper part of a grate or open fire. (b) A machine for producing an artificial blast or current of air by pressure, as for increasing the draft of a furnace, ventilating a building or shaft, cleansing gram, etc.
A blowing out or excessive discharge of gas from a hole or fissure in a mine.


bluestone ::: n. --> Blue vitriol.
A grayish blue building stone, as that commonly used in the eastern United States.


board ::: n. --> A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for building, etc.
A table to put food upon.
Hence: What is served on a table as food; stated meals; provision; entertainment; -- usually as furnished for pay; as, to work for one&


bossage ::: n. --> A stone in a building, left rough and projecting, to be afterward carved into shape.
Rustic work, consisting of stones which seem to advance beyond the level of the building, by reason of indentures or channels left in the joinings.


bounce 1. (Perhaps by analogy to a bouncing check) An {electronic mail} message that is undeliverable and returns an error notification (a "{bounce message}") to the sender is said to "bounce". 2. To play volleyball. The now-demolished {D. C. Power Lab} building used by the {Stanford AI Lab} in the 1970s had a volleyball court on the front lawn. From 5 PM to 7 PM was the scheduled maintenance time for the computer, so every afternoon at 5 would come over the intercom the cry: "Now hear this: bounce, bounce!", followed by Brian McCune loudly bouncing a volleyball on the floor outside the offices of known volleyballers. 3. To engage in sexual intercourse; probably from the expression "bouncing the mattress", but influenced by Roo's psychosexually loaded "Try bouncing me, Tigger!" from the "Winnie-the-Pooh" books. Compare {boink}. 4. To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem. Reported primarily among {VMS} users. 5. (VM/CMS programmers) Automatic warm-start of a computer after an error. "I logged on this morning and found it had bounced 7 times during the night" 6. (IBM) To {power cycle} a peripheral in order to reset it. [{Jargon File}] (1994-11-29)

bowery ::: a. --> Shading, like a bower; full of bowers.
Characteristic of the street called the Bowery, in New York city; swaggering; flashy. ::: n. --> A farm or plantation with its buildings.


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


breastsummer ::: n. --> A summer or girder extending across a building flush with, and supporting, the upper part of a front or external wall; a long lintel; a girder; -- used principally above shop windows.

brewery ::: n. --> A brewhouse; the building and apparatus where brewing is carried on.

brewhouse ::: n. --> A house or building appropriated to brewing; a brewery.

bricklaying ::: n. --> The art of building with bricks, or of uniting them by cement or mortar into various forms; the act or occupation of laying bricks.

bricks ::: blocks of clay hardened by drying in the sun or burning in a kiln, and used for building, paving, etc.

brickwork ::: n. --> Anything made of bricks.
The act of building with or laying bricks.


brownstone ::: n. --> A dark variety of sandstone, much used for building purposes.

browpost ::: n. --> A beam that goes across a building.

build ::: 1. To construct; erect; lit. and fig. (sometimes with up). 2. To mould, form, create. 3. To found, form or construct (a plan, system, etc.) on a basis. 4. To develop or give form to according to a plant or process; create; construct (something immaterial). builds, built, building.

build "programming, systems" To process all of a project's {source code} and other digital assets or resources in order to produce a deployable product. In the simplest case this might mean compiling one file of {C} source to produce an {executable} file. More complex builds would typically involve compiling multiple source files, building library modules, packaging intermediate build products (e.g. {Java} {class files} in a {jar file}), adding or updating version information and other data about the product (e.g. intended deployment {platform}), running tests and interacting with a {source code control} system. The build process is normally automated using tools such as {Unix} {make}, {Apache} {ant} or as part of an {integrated development environment}. This is taken one step further by {continuous integration} set-ups which periodically build the system while you are working on it. (2011-12-16)

burghbote ::: n. --> A contribution toward the building or repairing of castles or walls for the defense of a city or town.

By way of connoting different types of society, many contemporary Marxists, especially in the U.S.S.R., building upon Marx's analysis of the two phases of "communist society" ("Gotha Program") designate the first or lower phase by the term socialism, the second or higher by the term communism (q.v.). The general features of socialist society (identified by Soviet thinkers with the present phase of development of the U.S.S.R.) are conceived as follows: Economic collective ownership of the means of production, such as factories, industrial equipment, the land, and of the basic apparatus of distribution and exchange, including the banking system; the consequent abolition of classes, private profit, exploitation, surplus value, (q.v.) private hiring and firing and involuntary unemployment; an integrated economy based on long time planning in terms of needs and use. It is held that only under these economic conditions is it possible to apply the formula, "from each according to ability, to each according to work performed", the first part of which implies continuous employment, and the second part, the absence of private profit. Political: a state based upon the dictatorship of the proletariat (q.v.) Cultural the extension of all educational and cultural facilities through state planning; the emancipation of women through unrestricted economic opportunities, the abolition of race discrimination through state enforcement, a struggle against all cultural and social institutions which oppose the socialist society and attempt to obstruct its realization. Marx and Engels held that socialism becomes the inevitable outgrowth of capitalism because the evolution of the latter type of society generates problems which can only be solved by a transition to socialism. These problems are traced primarily to the fact that the economic relations under capitalism, such as individual ownership of productive technics, private hiring and firing in the light of profits and production for a money market, all of which originally released powerful new productive potentialities, come to operate, in the course of time, to prevent full utilization of productive technics, and to cause periodic crises, unemployment, economic insecurity and consequent suffering for masses of people. Marx and Engels regarded their doctrine of the transformation of capitalist into socialist society as based upon a scientific examination of the laws of development of capitalism and a realistic appreciation of the role of the proletariat. (q.v.) Unlike the Utopian socialism (q.v.) of St. Simon, Fourier, Owen (q.v.) and others, their socialism asserted the necessity of mass political organization of the working classes for the purpose of gaining political power in order to effect the transition from capitalism, and also foresaw the probability of a contest of force in which, they held, the working class majority would ultimately be victorious. The view taken is that Marx was the first to explain scientifically the nature of capitalist exploitation as based upon surplus value and to predict its necessary consequences. "These two great discoveries, the materialist conception of history and the revelation of the secret of capitalist production by means of surplus value we owe to Marx. With these discoveries socialism became a science . . ." (Engels: Anti-Dühring, pp. 33-34.) See Historical materialism. -- J.M.S.

caaba ::: n. --> The small and nearly cubical stone building, toward which all Mohammedans must pray.

caen stone ::: --> A cream-colored limestone for building, found near Caen, France.

calyon ::: n. --> Flint or pebble stone, used in building walls, etc.

campus ::: n. --> The principal grounds of a college or school, between the buildings or within the main inclosure; as, the college campus.

capitol ::: 1. A building occupied by a state legislature. 2. A building that is the seat of government. Also fig.

capitol ::: --> The temple of Jupiter, at Rome, on the Mona Capitolinus, where the Senate met.
The edifice at Washington occupied by the Congress of the United States; also, the building in which the legislature of State holds its sessions; a statehouse.


caravansary ::: n. --> A kind of inn, in the East, where caravans rest at night, being a large, rude, unfurnished building, surrounding a court.

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

carpentry ::: n. --> The art of cutting, framing, and joining timber, as in the construction of buildings.
An assemblage of pieces of timber connected by being framed together, as the pieces of a roof, floor, etc.; work done by a carpenter.


casino ::: n. --> A small country house.
A building or room used for meetings, or public amusements, for dancing, gaming, etc.
A game at cards. See Cassino.


castellated ::: a. --> Inclosed within a building; as, a fountain or cistern castellated.
Furnished with turrets and battlements, like a castle; built in the style of a castle.


castle ::: lit. A large fortified building or group of buildings with thick walls, usually dominating the surrounding country. Fig. A stronghold, fortress.

cellar ::: n. --> A room or rooms under a building, and usually below the surface of the ground, where provisions and other stores are kept.

chantiers ::: Jhumur: “It is a building site where you dig the foundations. There is a lot of building. In order to build up you have to dig down. It is like building a world.”

chapel ::: n. --> A subordinate place of worship
a small church, often a private foundation, as for a memorial
a small building attached to a church
a room or recess in a church, containing an altar.
A place of worship not connected with a church; as, the chapel of a palace, hospital, or prison.
In England, a place of worship used by dissenters from the


charterhouse ::: n. --> A well known public school and charitable foundation in the building once used as a Carthusian monastery (Chartreuse) in London.

chimney-breast ::: n. --> The horizontal projection of a chimney from the wall in which it is built; -- commonly applied to its projection in the inside of a building only.

chimney ::: n. --> A fireplace or hearth.
That part of a building which contains the smoke flues; esp. an upright tube or flue of brick or stone, in most cases extending through or above the roof of the building. Often used instead of chimney shaft.
A tube usually of glass, placed around a flame, as of a lamp, to create a draft, and promote combustion.
A body of ore, usually of elongated form, extending


church ::: n. --> A building set apart for Christian worship.
A Jewish or heathen temple.
A formally organized body of Christian believers worshiping together.
A body of Christian believers, holding the same creed, observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the Roman Catholic church; the Presbyterian church.


Clarion "language" A family of systems from {SoftVelocity, Inc.} for building {database} applications on {Microsoft Windows}. Clarion products include Clarion 4GL language with a {C++} and {Modula-2} {compiler}. Clarion products support fast, efficient database application development. Clarion was originally developed by Clarion Software Corporation, later to become TopSpeed Corporation. In 2000, the Clarion product line was acquired by SoftVelocity Inc. (2003-10-15)

cloisters ::: 1. Covered walks with an open colonnade on one side, running along the walls of buildings that face a quadrangle. 2. Secluded, quiet places. cloister"s, cloisters.

cockloft ::: n. --> An upper loft; a garret; the highest room in a building.

cocoonery ::: n. --> A building or apartment for silkworms, when feeding and forming cocoons.

cofferdam ::: n. --> A water-tight inclosure, as of piles packed with clay, from which the water is pumped to expose the bottom (of a river, etc.) and permit the laying of foundations, building of piers, etc.

colliery ::: n. --> The place where coal is dug; a coal mine, and the buildings, etc., belonging to it.
The coal trade.


compound ::: n. --> In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.
That which is compounded or formed by the union or mixture of elements ingredients, or parts; a combination of simples; a compound word; the result of composition.
A union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight, so combined as to form a distinct substance; as, water is a compound of oxygen and hydrogen.


Computer Aided Software Engineering "programming" (CASE, or "- assisted -") A technique for using computers to help with one or more phases of the {software life-cycle}, including the systematic analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of software. Adopting the CASE approach to building and maintaining systems involves software tools and training for the developers who will use them. (1996-05-10)

Concurrent Versions System "programming" (CVS) A {cross-platform} {code management system} originally based on {RCS}. CVS tracks all revisions to a file in an associated file with the same name as the original file but with the string ",v" (for version) appended to the filename. These files are stored in a (possibly centralised) repository. Changes are checked in or "committed" along with a comment (which appears in the the "commit log"). CVS has the notions of projects, {branches}, file locking and many others needed to provide a full-functioned repository. It is commonly accessed over over its own "anonCVS" {protocol} for read-only access (many {open source} projects are available by anonymous CVS) and over the {SSH} protocol by those with commit privileges ("committers"). CVS has been rewritten several times and does not depend on RCS. However, files are still largely compatible; one can easily migrate a project from RCS to CVS by copying the history files into a CVS repository. A sub-project of the {OpenBSD} project is building a complete new implementation of CVS, to be called OpenCVS. {CVS Home (http://cvshome.org/)}. {OpenCVS (http://opencvs.org/)}. (2005-01-17)

configure "software" A program by {Richard Stallman} to discover properties of the current {platform} and to set up {make} to compile and install {gcc}. {Cygnus configure} was a similar system developed by K. Richard Pixley in collaboration with Richard Stallman. In 1994, David MacKenzie and others modified {autoconf} to incorporate all the features of Cygnus configure and many {GNU} programs, including gcc now use autoconf. {Metaconfig} is a similar program used in building {Perl}. {(http://airs.com/ian/configure)}. (2005-04-15)

cons cell "programming" /konz sel/ or /kons sel/ A {Lisp} {pair} object containing any two objects. In {Lisp}, "cons" (short for "construct") is the fundamental operation for building structures such as {lists} and other {binary trees}. The application of "cons" to objects H and T is written (cons H T) and returns a pair object known as a "cons", "cons cell" or {dotted pair}. Typically, a cons would be stored in memory as a two consecutive {pointers}. The two objects in a cons, and the functions to extract them, are called "car" and "cdr" after two 15-bit fields of the {machine code} {instruction} format of the {IBM 7090} that hosted the original LISP implementation. These fields were called the "address" and "decrement" parts so "car" stood for "Contents of Address part of Register" and "cdr" for "Contents of Decrement part of Register". In the typical case where the cons holds one node of a {list} structure, the car is the {head} of the list (first element) and the cdr is the {tail} of the list (the rest). If the list had only one element then the tail would be an empty list, represented by the cdr containing the special value "nil". To aid in working with nested structures such as lists of lists, Lisp provides functions to access the car of the car ("caar"), the car of the cdr ("cadr"), the cdr of the car ("cdar") and the cdr of the cdr ("cddr"). (2014-11-09)

construction ::: n. --> The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition.
The form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement.
The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement.
The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining


contractor ::: n. --> One who contracts; one of the parties to a bargain; one who covenants to do anything for another; specifically, one who contracts to perform work on a rather large scale, at a certain price or rate, as in building houses or making a railroad.

coquina ::: n. --> A soft, whitish, coral-like stone, formed of broken shells and corals, found in the southern United States, and used for roadbeds and for building material, as in the fort at St. Augustine, Florida.

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


cornices ::: prominent, continuous, horizontally projecting features surmounting a wall or other construction, or dividing it horizontally for compositional purposes; i.e. to crown or complete a building.

corridor ::: a hallway or passage connecting parts of a building. corridors.

cortile ::: n. --> An open internal courtyard inclosed by the walls of a large dwelling house or other large and stately building.

cosmic Will ::: Sri Aurobindo: "Agni is the Deva, the All-Seer, manifested as conscious-force or, as it would be called in modern language, Divine or Cosmic Will, first hidden and building up the eternal worlds, then manifest, ``born"", building up in man the Truth and the Immortality.” *The Secret of the Veda

court ::: 1. An extent of open ground partially or completely enclosed by walls or buildings; a courtyard. 2. The place of residence of a sovereign or dignitary; a royal mansion or palace. courts, courtyard, courtyard"s.

court ::: 1. The room or building in which a tribunal sits and justice is administered. 2. A judicial tribunal duly constituted for the hearing and determination of legal cases.

court ::: n. --> An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.


crematory ::: n. --> A furnace for cremating corpses; a building containing such a furnace. ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or employed in, cremation.

crippling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Cripple ::: n. --> Spars or timbers set up as a support against the side of a building.

cubile ::: n. --> The lowest course of stones in a building.

Customer Relationship Management "business" (CRM, CIS, Customer Information Systems, Customer Interaction Software, TERM, Technology Enabled Relationship Manager) Enterprise-wide software applications that allow companies to manage every aspect of their relationship with a customer. The aim of these systems is to assist in building lasting customer relationships - to turn customer satisfaction into customer loyalty. Customer information acquired from sales, marketing, customer service, and support is captured and stored in a centralised {database}. The system may provide {data-mining} facilities that support an {opportunity management system}. It may also be integrated with other systems such as accounting and manufacturing for a truly enterprise-wide system with thousands of users. (1999-08-20)

CYCL A {frame language}. ["Building Large Knowledge-Based Systems", Doug B. Lenat et al, A-W 1990].

cyclic redundancy check "algorithm" (CRC or "cyclic redundancy code") A number derived from, and stored or transmitted with, a block of data in order to detect corruption. By recalculating the CRC and comparing it to the value originally transmitted, the receiver can detect some types of transmission errors. A CRC is more complicated than a {checksum}. It is calculated using division either using {shifts} and {exclusive ORs} or {table lookup} ({modulo} 256 or 65536). The CRC is "redundant" in that it adds no information. A single corrupted {bit} in the data will result in a one bit change in the calculated CRC but multiple corrupted bits may cancel each other out. CRCs treat blocks of input bits as coefficient-sets for {polynomials}. E.g., binary 10100000 implies the polynomial: 1*x^7 + 0*x^6 + 1*x^5 + 0*x^4 + 0*x^3 + 0*x^2 + 0*x^1 + 0*x^0. This is the "message polynomial". A second polynomial, with constant coefficients, is called the "generator polynomial". This is divided into the message polynomial, giving a quotient and remainder. The coefficients of the remainder form the bits of the final CRC. So, an order-33 generator polynomial is necessary to generate a 32-bit CRC. The exact bit-set used for the generator polynomial will naturally affect the CRC that is computed. Most CRC implementations seem to operate 8 bits at a time by building a table of 256 entries, representing all 256 possible 8-bit byte combinations, and determining the effect that each byte will have. CRCs are then computed using an input byte to select a 16- or 32-bit value from the table. This value is then used to update the CRC. {Ethernet} {packets} have a 32-bit CRC. Many disk formats include a CRC at some level. (1997-08-02)

Darwin 1. "operating system" An {operating system} based on the {FreeBSD} version of {Unix}, running on top of a {microkernel} ({Mach} 3.0 with darwin 1.02) that offers advanced networking, services such as the {Apache} {web server}, and support for both {Macintosh} and Unix {file systems}. Darwin was originally released in March 1999. It currently runs on {PowerPC} based Macintosh computers, and, in October 2000, was being ported to {Intel} processor-based computers and compatible systems by the Darwin community. 2. "programming, tool" A general purpose structuring tool of use in building complex {distributed systems} from diverse components and diverse component interaction mechanisms. Darwin is being developed by the Distributed Software Engineering Section of the Department of Computing at {Imperial College}. It is in essence a {declarative} binding language which can be used to define hierarchic compositions of interconnected components. Distribution is dealt with orthogonally to system structuring. The language allows the specification of both static structures and dynamic structures which evolve during execution. The central abstractions managed by Darwin are components and services. Bindings are formed by manipulating references to services. The {operational semantics} of Darwin is described in terms of the {Pi-calculus}, {Milner}'s calculus of mobile processes. The correspondence between the treatment of names in the Pi-calculus and the management of service references in Darwin leads to an elegant and concise Pi-calculus model of Darwin's {operational semantics}. The model has proved useful in arguing the correctness of Darwin implementations and in designing extensions to Darwin and reasoning about their behaviour. {Distributed Software Engineering Section (http://www-dse.doc.ic.ac.uk/)}. {Darwin publications (http://scorch.doc.ic.ac.uk/dse-papers/darwin/)}. E-mail: Jeff Magee "jnm@doc.ic.ac.uk", Naranker Dulay "nd@doc.ic.ac.uk". 3. {Core War}. (2003-08-08)

Data Jack "hardware" A wall-mounted or desk-mounted connector (frequently a wide telephone-style 8-pin {RJ-45}) for connecting to data cabling in a building. (1997-01-07)

derrick ::: n. --> A mast, spar, or tall frame, supported at the top by stays or guys, with suitable tackle for hoisting heavy weights, as stones in building.

dharmasala (Dharmashala) ::: [a building for the temporary accommodation of pilgrims].

dilapidate ::: v. t. --> To bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin, by misuse or through neglect; to destroy the fairness and good condition of; -- said of a building.
To impair by waste and abuse; to squander. ::: v. i. --> To get out of repair; to fall into partial ruin; to


dilapidation ::: n. --> The act of dilapidating, or the state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined, or squandered.
Ecclesiastical waste; impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or by intention.
The pulling down of a building, or suffering it to fall or be in a state of decay.


diorama ::: n. --> A mode of scenic representation, invented by Daguerre and Bouton, in which a painting is seen from a distance through a large opening. By a combination of transparent and opaque painting, and of transmitted and reflected light, and by contrivances such as screens and shutters, much diversity of scenic effect is produced.
A building used for such an exhibition.


dispersion ::: n. --> The act or process of scattering or dispersing, or the state of being scattered or separated; as, the Jews in their dispersion retained their rites and ceremonies; a great dispersion of the human family took place at the building of Babel.
The separation of light into its different colored rays, arising from their different refrangibilities.


disproportion ::: n. --> Want of proportion in form or quantity; lack of symmetry; as, the arm may be in disproportion to the body; the disproportion of the length of a building to its height.
Want of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an end or use; unsuitableness; disparity; as, the disproportion of strength or means to an object. ::: v. t.


distillery ::: n. --> The building and works where distilling, esp. of alcoholic liquors, is carried on.
The act of distilling spirits.


dockyard ::: n. --> A yard or storage place for all sorts of naval stores and timber for shipbuilding.

dodecastyle ::: a. --> Having twelve columns in front. ::: n. --> A dodecastyle portico, or building.

dolly ::: n. --> A contrivance, turning on a vertical axis by a handle or winch, and giving a circular motion to the ore to be washed; a stirrer.
A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet.
In pile driving, a block interposed between the head of the pile and the ram of the driver.
A small truck with a single wide roller used for moving heavy beams, columns, etc., in bridge building.


domain engineering "systems analysis" 1. The development and evolution of {domain} specific knowledge and artifacts to support the development and evolution of systems in the domain. Domain engineering includes engineering of {domain models}, components, methods and tools and may also include {asset management}. 2. The engineering process of analysing and modelling a domain, designing and modelling a generic solution architecture for a product line within that domain, implementing and using reusable components of that architecture and maintaining and evolving the domain, architecture and implementation models. 3. A reuse-based approach to defining the scope ({domain definition}), specifying the structure ({domain architecture}) and building the Assets (requirements, designs, software code, documentation) for a class of systems, subsystems or applications. Domain engineering can include domain definition, domain analysis, developing the domain architecture domain implementation.

dome ::: anything having a rounded vault such as that forming the roof of a building with a circular, elliptical, or polygonal base, as the concave vault of the sky, a vaulted canopy, a canopy of trees, etc. domed.

dome ::: n. --> A building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in poetry.
A cupola formed on a large scale.
Any erection resembling the dome or cupola of a building; as the upper part of a furnace, the vertical steam chamber on the top of a boiler, etc.
A prism formed by planes parallel to a lateral axis which meet above in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a house; also, one of the planes of such a form.


dormitory ::: n. --> A sleeping room, or a building containing a series of sleeping rooms; a sleeping apartment capable of containing many beds; esp., one connected with a college or boarding school.
A burial place.


drape ::: v. t. --> To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc.
To rail at; to banter. ::: v. i. --> To make cloth.
To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for


dumpster diving /dump'-ster di:'-ving/ 1. The practice of sifting refuse from an office or technical installation to extract confidential data, especially security-compromising information ("dumpster" is an Americanism for what is elsewhere called a "skip"). Back in AT&T's monopoly days, before paper shredders became common office equipment, phone phreaks (see {phreaking}) used to organise regular dumpster runs against phone company plants and offices. Discarded and damaged copies of AT&T internal manuals taught them much. The technique is still rumored to be a favourite of crackers operating against careless targets. 2. The practice of raiding the dumpsters behind buildings where producers and/or consumers of high-tech equipment are located, with the expectation (usually justified) of finding discarded but still-valuable equipment to be nursed back to health in some hacker's den. Experienced dumpster-divers not infrequently accumulate basements full of moldering (but still potentially useful) {cruft}. [{Jargon File}]

dyehouse ::: n. --> A building in which dyeing is carried on.

earthwork ::: n. --> Any construction, whether a temporary breastwork or permanent fortification, for attack or defense, the material of which is chiefly earth.
The operation connected with excavations and embankments of earth in preparing foundations of buildings, in constructing canals, railroads, etc.
An embankment or construction made of earth.


eaves ::: n. pl. --> The edges or lower borders of the roof of a building, which overhang the walls, and cast off the water that falls on the roof.
Brow; ridge.
Eyelids or eyelashes.


ecclesia ::: n. --> The public legislative assembly of the Athenians.
A church, either as a body or as a building.


ecclesiology ::: n. --> The science or theory of church building and decoration.

edificant ::: a. --> Building; constructing.

edification ::: n. --> The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; instruction.
A building or edifice.


edifice ::: n. --> A building; a structure; an architectural fabric; -- chiefly applied to elegant houses, and other large buildings; as, a palace, a church, a statehouse.

elbow ::: n. --> The joint or bend of the arm; the outer curve in the middle of the arm when bent.
Any turn or bend like that of the elbow, in a wall, building, and the like; a sudden turn in a line of coast or course of a river; also, an angular or jointed part of any structure, as the raised arm of a chair or sofa, or a short pipe fitting, turning at an angle or bent.
A sharp angle in any surface of wainscoting or other


elevation ::: a drawing of a building or other object made in projection on a vertical plane, as distinguished from a ground plan.

embattlement ::: n. --> An intended parapet; a battlement.
The fortifying of a building or a wall by means of battlements.


Emitter Coupled Logic (ECL) (Or "Current Mode Logic") A technology for building logic gates where the emitter of a {transistor} is used as the output rather than its collector. ECL has a propagation time of 0.5 - 2 ns (faster than {TTL}) and a power dissipation 3 - 10 times higher than {TTL}. (1994-11-09)

employ ::: v. t. --> To inclose; to infold.
To use; to have in service; to cause to be engaged in doing something; -- often followed by in, about, on, or upon, and sometimes by to; as: (a) To make use of, as an instrument, a means, a material, etc., for a specific purpose; to apply; as, to employ the pen in writing, bricks in building, words and phrases in speaking; to employ the mind; to employ one&


epigraph ::: n. --> Any inscription set upon a building; especially, one which has to do with the building itself, its founding or dedication.
A citation from some author, or a sentence framed for the purpose, placed at the beginning of a work or of its separate divisions; a motto.


erection ::: n. --> The act of erecting, or raising upright; the act of constructing, as a building or a wall, or of fitting together the parts of, as a machine; the act of founding or establishing, as a commonwealth or an office; also, the act of rousing to excitement or courage.
The state of being erected, lifted up, built, established, or founded; exaltation of feelings or purposes.
State of being stretched to stiffness; tension.


esp. fig. Those expert in building, constructing.

estre ::: n. --> The inward part of a building; the interior.

exedra ::: n. --> A room in a public building, furnished with seats.
The projection of any part of a building in a rounded form.
Any out-of-door seat in stone, large enough for several persons; esp., one of curved form.


extruction ::: n. --> A building up; construction.

fabric ::: n. --> The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as cloth of a beautiful fabric.
That which is fabricated
Framework; structure; edifice; building.
Cloth of any kind that is woven or knit from fibers, either vegetable or animal; manufactured cloth; as, silks or other fabrics.
The act of constructing; construction.


facade ::: n. --> The front of a building; esp., the principal front, having some architectural pretensions. Thus a church is said to have its facade unfinished, though the interior may be in use.

facework ::: n. --> The material of the outside or front side, as of a wall or building; facing.

factory ::: n. --> A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers.
The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory.
A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory.


farmery ::: n. --> The buildings and yards necessary for the business of a farm; a homestead.

farmstead ::: n. --> A farm with the building upon it; a homestead on a farm.

farmyard ::: n. --> The yard or inclosure attached to a barn, or the space inclosed by the farm buildings.

fascia ::: n. --> A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.
A flat member of an order or building, like a flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order. See Illust. of Column.
The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis.


first class module "programming" A {module} that is a {first class data object} of the {programming language}, e.g. a {record} containing {functions}. In a {functional language}, it is standard to have first class programs, so program building blocks can have the same status. {Claus Reinke's Virtual Bookshelf (http://informatik.uni-kiel.de/~cr/bib/bookshelf/Modules.html)}. (2004-01-26)

floor ::: n. --> The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported.
The structure formed of beams, girders, etc., with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into stories. Floor in sense 1 is, then, the upper surface of floor in sense 2.
The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.
A story of a building. See Story.


Foonly 1. The {PDP-10} successor that was to have been built by the Super Foonly project at the {Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory} along with a new operating system. The intention was to leapfrog from the old DEC {time-sharing} system SAIL was then running to a new generation, bypassing TENEX which at that time was the {ARPANET} {standard}. {ARPA} funding for both the Super Foonly and the new operating system was cut in 1974. Most of the design team went to DEC and contributed greatly to the design of the PDP-10 model KL10. 2. The name of the company formed by Dave Poole, one of the principal Super Foonly designers, and one of hackerdom's more colourful personalities. Many people remember the parrot which sat on Poole's shoulder and was a regular companion. 3. Any of the machines built by Poole's company. The first was the F-1 (a.k.a. Super Foonly), which was the computational engine used to create the graphics in the movie "TRON". The F-1 was the fastest PDP-10 ever built, but only one was ever made. The effort drained Foonly of its financial resources, and the company turned toward building smaller, slower, and much less expensive machines. Unfortunately, these ran not the popular {TOPS-20} but a TENEX variant called Foonex; this seriously limited their market. Also, the machines shipped were actually wire-wrapped engineering prototypes requiring individual attention from more than usually competent site personnel, and thus had significant reliability problems. Poole's legendary temper and unwillingness to suffer fools gladly did not help matters. By the time of the Jupiter project cancellation in 1983, Foonly's proposal to build another F-1 was eclipsed by the {Mars}, and the company never quite recovered. See the {Mars} entry for the continuation and moral of this story. [{Jargon File}]

forming ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Form ::: n. --> The act or process of giving form or shape to anything; as, in shipbuilding, the exact shaping of partially shaped timbers.

founding, instituting, building, or bringing into being on a firm or stable basis.

foundry ::: n. --> The act, process, or art of casting metals.
The buildings and works for casting metals.


framer ::: n. --> One who frames; as, the framer of a building; the framers of the Constitution.

frieze ::: n. --> That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.
Any sculptured or richly ornamented band in a building or, by extension, in rich pieces of furniture. See Illust. of Column.
A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted (friezed) nap on one side.


frontispiece ::: n. --> The part which first meets the eye
The principal front of a building.
An ornamental figure or illustration fronting the first page, or titlepage, of a book; formerly, the titlepage itself.


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

gable ::: n. --> A cable.
The vertical triangular portion of the end of a building, from the level of the cornice or eaves to the ridge of the roof. Also, a similar end when not triangular in shape, as of a gambrel roof and the like.
The end wall of a building, as distinguished from the front or rear side.
A decorative member having the shape of a triangular gable,


gargoyle ::: n. --> A spout projecting from the roof gutter of a building, often carved grotesquely.

garner ::: n. --> A granary; a building or place where grain is stored for preservation. ::: v. t. --> To gather for preservation; to store, as in a granary; to treasure.

ginhouse ::: n. --> A building where cotton is ginned.

Glish Glish is an interpretive language for building loosely-coupled distributed systems from modular, event-oriented programs. Written by Vern Paxson "vern@ee.lbl.gov". These programs are written in conventional languages such as C, C++, or Fortran. Glish scripts can create local and remote processes and control their communication. Glish also provides a full, array-oriented programming language (similar to {S}) for manipulating binary data sent between the processes. In general Glish uses a centralised communication model where interprocess communication passes through the Glish {interpreter}, allowing dynamic modification and rerouting of data values, but Glish also supports point-to-point links between processes when necessary for high performance. Version 2.4.1 includes an {interpreter}, {C++} {class} library and user manual. It requires C++ and there are ports to {SunOS}, {Ultrix}, an {HP/UX} (rusty). {(ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov/glish/glish-2.4.1.tar.Z)}. ["Glish: A User-Level Software Bus for Loosely-Coupled Distributed Systems," Vern Paxson and Chris Saltmarsh, Proceedings of the 1993 Winter USENIX Conference, San Diego, CA, January, 1993]. (1993-11-01)

glyptotheca ::: n. --> A building or room devoted to works of sculpture.

GMD Toolbox for Compiler Construction (Or Cocktail) A huge set of compiler building tools for {MS-DOS}, {Unix} and {OS/2}. parser generator (LALR -" C, Modula-2), documentation, parser generator (LL(1) -" C, Modula-2), tests, scanner generator (-" C, Modula-2), tests translator (Extended BNF -" BNF), translator (Modula-2 -" C), translator (BNF (yacc) -" Extended BNF), examples abstract syntax tree generator, attribute-evaluator generator, code generator The {MS-DOS} version requires DJ Delorie's DOS extender ({go32}) and the {OS/2} version requires the {emx} programming environment. {(ftp://ftp.karlsruhe.gmd.de/pub/cocktail/dos)}. {OS/2 FTP (ftp://ftp.eb.ele.tue.nl/pub/src/cocktail/dos-os2.zoo)}. Mailing list: listserv@eb.ele.tue.nl (subscribe to Cocktail). E-mail: Josef Grosch "grosch@karlsruhe.gmd.de", Willem Jan Withagen "wjw@eb.ele.tue.nl" (OS/2). (1992-01-01)

goudron ::: n. --> a small fascine or fagot, steeped in wax, pitch, and glue, used in various ways, as for igniting buildings or works, or to light ditches and ramparts.

grange ::: n. --> A building for storing grain; a granary.
A farmhouse, with the barns and other buildings for farming purposes.
A farmhouse of a monastery, where the rents and tithes, paid in grain, were deposited.
A farm; generally, a farm with a house at a distance from neighbors.
An association of farmers, designed to further their


grapery ::: n. --> A building or inclosure used for the cultivation of grapes.

guardhouse ::: n. --> A building which is occupied by the guard, and in which soldiers are confined for misconduct; hence, a lock-up.

gymnasium ::: a room or building equipped for indoor sports.

gymnasium ::: n. --> A place or building where athletic exercises are performed; a school for gymnastics.
A school for the higher branches of literature and science; a preparatory school for the university; -- used esp. of German schools of this kind.


hack "jargon" 1. Originally, a quick job that produces what is needed, but not well. 2. An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming, piece of work that produces exactly what is needed. 3. To bear emotionally or physically. "I can't hack this heat!" 4. To work on something (typically a program). In an immediate sense: "What are you doing?" "I'm hacking TECO." In a general (time-extended) sense: "What do you do around here?" "I hack TECO." More generally, "I hack "foo"" is roughly equivalent to ""foo" is my major interest (or project)". "I hack solid-state physics." See {Hacking X for Y}. 5. To pull a prank on. See {hacker}. 6. To interact with a computer in a playful and exploratory rather than goal-directed way. "Whatcha up to?" "Oh, just hacking." 7. Short for {hacker}. 8. See {nethack}. 9. (MIT) To explore the basements, roof ledges, and steam tunnels of a large, institutional building, to the dismay of Physical Plant workers and (since this is usually performed at educational institutions) the Campus Police. This activity has been found to be eerily similar to playing adventure games such as {Dungeons and Dragons} and {Zork}. See also {vadding}. See also {neat hack}, {real hack}. [{Jargon File}] (1996-08-26)

half-timbered ::: a. --> Constructed of a timber frame, having the spaces filled in with masonry; -- said of buildings.

hall ::: n. --> A building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London.
The chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord&


hammer-dressed ::: a. --> Having the surface roughly shaped or faced with the stonecutter&

homestead ::: n. --> The home place; a home and the inclosure or ground immediately connected with it.
The home or seat of a family; place of origin.
The home and appurtenant land and buildings owned by the head of a family, and occupied by him and his family.


hospitalize ::: v. t. --> To render (a building) unfit for habitation, by long continued use as a hospital.

hospital ::: n. --> A place for shelter or entertainment; an inn.
A building in which the sick, injured, or infirm are received and treated; a public or private institution founded for reception and cure, or for the refuge, of persons diseased in body or mind, or disabled, infirm, or dependent, and in which they are treated either at their own expense, or more often by charity in whole or in part; a tent, building, or other place where the sick or wounded of an army cared for.


Hotline Connect "messaging" A suite of communication products developed by {Hotline Communications Ltd.} Hotline Connect is a {real-time}, {multi-platform Internet}/{Intranet} communication suite, that operates independent of the {web}. It provides easy-to-use private and public {virtual community} building and live interaction with real-time {chat}, conferencing, {messaging}, {data warehousing}, {file transfer}, and viewing. Version: 1.7.2, as of 1999-12-07. (1999-12-07)

house ::: n. --> A structure intended or used as a habitation or shelter for animals of any kind; but especially, a building or edifice for the habitation of man; a dwelling place, a mansion.
Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below.
Those who dwell in the same house; a household.
A family of ancestors, descendants, and kindred; a race of persons from the same stock; a tribe; especially, a noble family or an


hypethral ::: a. --> Exposed to the air; wanting a roof; -- applied to a building or part of a building.

hypogeum ::: n. --> The subterraneous portion of a building, as in amphitheaters, for the service of the games; also, subterranean galleries, as the catacombs.

IBM 801 The original {IBM} {RISC} processor, developed as a research project. It was named after the building in which it was designed. [Features? Dates?] (1995-03-01)

ichnography ::: n. --> A horizontal section of a building or other object, showing its true dimensions according to a geometric scale; a ground plan; a map; also, the art of making such plans.

illuminate ::: v. t. --> To make light; to throw light on; to supply with light, literally or figuratively; to brighten.
To light up; to decorate with artificial lights, as a building or city, in token of rejoicing or respect.
To adorn, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages.
To make plain or clear; to dispel the obscurity to


illumination ::: n. --> The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.
Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.
Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See Illuminate, v. t., 3. ::: v. t.


in antis ::: --> Between antae; -- said of a portico in classical style, where columns are set between two antae, forming the angles of the building. See Anta.

incendiary ::: n. --> Any person who maliciously sets fire to a building or other valuable or other valuable property.
A person who excites or inflames factions, and promotes quarrels or sedition; an agitator; an exciter. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to incendiarism, or the malicious


inn ::: n. --> A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.
A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel.
The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person; as, Leicester Inn.
One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers; as, the Inns of Court; the Inns of


insecurity ::: n. --> The condition or quality of being insecure; want of safety; danger; hazard; as, the insecurity of a building liable to fire; insecurity of a debt.
The state of feeling insecure; uncertainty; want of confidence.


instability ::: n. --> The quality or condition of being unstable; want of stability, firmness, or steadiness; liability to give way or to fail; insecurity; precariousness; as, the instability of a building.
Lack of determination of fixedness; inconstancy; fickleness; mutability; changeableness; as, instability of character, temper, custom, etc.


insure ::: v. t. --> To make sure or secure; as, to insure safety to any one.
Specifically, to secure against a loss by a contingent event, on certain stipulated conditions, or at a given rate or premium; to give or to take an insurance on or for; as, a merchant insures his ship or its cargo, or both, against the dangers of the sea; goods and buildings are insured against fire or water; persons are insured against sickness, accident, or death; and sometimes hazardous debts are insured.


Interface Definition Language (IDL) 1. An {OSF} standard for defining {RPC} stubs. [Details?] 2. Part of an effort by {Project DOE} at {SunSoft, Inc.} to integrate distributed {object} technology into the {Solaris} {operating system}. IDL provides the standard interface between objects, and is the base mechanism for object interaction. The {Object Management Group}'s {CORBA} 1.1 (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) specifies the interface between objects. IDL (Interface Definition Language) is the base mechanism for object interaction. The SunSoft OMG IDL CFE (Compiler Front End) version 1.2 provides a complete framework for building CORBA 1.1-compliant preprocessors for OMG IDL. To use it you write a back-end. A complete compiler of IDL would translate IDL into {client} side and {server} side routines for remote communication in the same manner as {Sun}'s current {RPCL} compiler. The IDL compiler front end allows integration of new back ends which can translate IDL to various programming languages. Several companies including Sunsoft are building back ends to the CFE which translate IDL into target languages, e.g. {Pascal} or {C++}, in the context of planned CORBA-compliant products. IDL requires C++ 2.1. Not to be confused with any of the other {IDLs}. E-mail: "idl-cfe@sun.com". {(ftp://omg.org/pub/omg_idl_cfe.tar.Z)}, {(ftp://omg.org/pub/OMG_IDL_CFE_1.2/)}. Telephone: Mache Creeger, SunSoft, Inc. +1 (415) 336 5884. (1993-05-04)

Internet "networking" 1. With a lower-case "i", any set of {networks} interconnected with {routers}. 2. With an upper-case "I", the world's collection of interconnected networks. The Internet is a three-level {hierarchy} composed of {backbone networks}, {mid-level networks}, and {stub networks}. These include commercial (.com or .co), university (.ac or .edu) and other research networks (.org, .net) and military (.mil) networks and span many different physical networks around the world with various {protocols}, chiefly the {Internet Protocol}. Until the advent of the {web} in 1990, the Internet was almost entirely unknown outside universities and corporate research departments and was accessed mostly via {command line} interfaces such as {telnet} and {FTP}. Since then it has grown to become a ubiquitous aspect of modern information systems, becoming highly commercial and a widely accepted medium for all sort of customer relations such as advertising, brand building and online sales and services. Its original spirit of cooperation and freedom have, to a great extent, survived this explosive transformation with the result that the vast majority of information available on the Internet is free of charge. While the web (primarily in the form of {HTML} and {HTTP}) is the best known aspect of the Internet, there are many other {protocols} in use, supporting applications such as {electronic mail}, {chat}, {remote login} and {file transfer}. There were 20,242 unique commercial domains registered with {InterNIC} in September 1994, 10% more than in August 1994. In 1996 there were over 100 {Internet access providers} in the US and a few in the UK (e.g. the {BBC Networking Club}, {Demon}, {PIPEX}). There are several bodies associated with the running of the Internet, including the {Internet Architecture Board}, the {Internet Assigned Numbers Authority}, the {Internet Engineering and Planning Group}, {Internet Engineering Steering Group}, and the {Internet Society}. See also {NYsernet}, {EUNet}. {The Internet Index (http://openmarket.com/intindex)} - statistics about the Internet. (2015-03-26)

InterViews An object-oriented toolkit developed at Stanford University for building graphical user interfaces. It is implemented in C++ and provides a library of objects and a set of protocols for composing them.

Intrinsics "operating system, graphics" A library package on top of {Xlib}, extending the basic functions of the {X Window System}. It provides mechanisms for building {widget sets} and application environments. (1996-08-26)

ironwork ::: n. --> Anything made of iron; -- a general name of such parts or pieces of a building, vessel, carriage, etc., as consist of iron.

It is possible by strenuous medilation or by certain methods of tense endeavour -to open doors on to the inner being or even break down some of the walls between the inner and outer self before finishing or even undertaking ■ this preliminary self- discipline (of building up the inner meditative quietude), but it is not always wise to do it as that, may lead to conditions of sadhana which may be very turbid, chaotic, beset with unneces- sary dangers. It is necessary to keep the saltvic quietude, patience, vigilance, — to hurry nothing, to force nothing.

jail ::: n. --> A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding. ::: v. t. --> To imprison.

janitor ::: n. --> A door-keeper; a porter; one who has the care of a public building, or a building occupied for offices, suites of rooms, etc.

JavaServer Faces "programming, Java" (JSF) A system for building {web applications} by assembling reusable {user interface} components in a web page, connecting these components to a data source and passing client events to server handlers. {(http://java.sun.com/j2ee/javaserverfaces/overview.html)}. (2006-07-21)

jetty ::: a. --> Made of jet, or like jet in color. ::: n. --> A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
A wharf or pier extending from the shore.
A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to html{color:


Jhumur: “Sleeping Vishnu who is at the core of creation, Brahman who is seated on the lotus which comes out of the navel of Vishnu. The Architect has the whole play, the whole perception. He knows what He is building. He is the supreme consciousness in the deepest involution, the sleeping Lord at the core of things.”

joiner ::: n. --> One who, or that which, joins.
One whose occupation is to construct articles by joining pieces of wood; a mechanic who does the woodwork (as doors, stairs, etc.) necessary for the finishing of buildings.
A wood-working machine, for sawing, plaining, mortising, tenoning, grooving, etc.


jutty ::: n. --> A projection in a building; also, a pier or mole; a jetty. ::: v. t. & i. --> To project beyond.

jut ::: v. i. --> To shoot out or forward; to project beyond the main body; as, the jutting part of a building.
To butt. ::: n. --> That which projects or juts; a projection.
A shove; a push.


kluge "jargon" /klooj/, /kluhj/ (From German "klug" /kloog/ - clever and Scottish "{kludge}") 1. A Rube Goldberg (or Heath Robinson) device, whether in {hardware} or {software}. The spelling "kluge" (as opposed to "kludge") was used in connection with computers as far back as the mid-1950s and, at that time, was used exclusively of *hardware* kluges. 2. "programming" A clever programming trick intended to solve a particular nasty case in an expedient, if not clear, manner. Often used to repair bugs. Often involves {ad-hockery} and verges on being a {crock}. In fact, the TMRC Dictionary defined "kludge" as "a crock that works". 3. Something that works for the wrong reason. 4. ({WPI}) A {feature} that is implemented in a {rude} manner. In 1947, the "New York Folklore Quarterly" reported a classic shaggy-dog story "Murgatroyd the Kluge Maker" then current in the Armed Forces, in which a "kluge" was a complex and puzzling artifact with a trivial function. Other sources report that "kluge" was common Navy slang in the WWII era for any piece of electronics that worked well on shore but consistently failed at sea. However, there is reason to believe this slang use may be a decade older. Several respondents have connected it to the brand name of a device called a "Kluge paper feeder" dating back at least to 1935, an adjunct to mechanical printing presses. The Kluge feeder was designed before small, cheap electric motors and control electronics; it relied on a fiendishly complex assortment of cams, belts, and linkages to both power and synchronise all its operations from one motive driveshaft. It was accordingly tempermental, subject to frequent breakdowns, and devilishly difficult to repair - but oh, so clever! One traditional folk etymology of "klugen" makes it the name of a design engineer; in fact, "Kluge" is a surname in German, and the designer of the Kluge feeder may well have been the man behind this myth. {TMRC} and the MIT hacker culture of the early 1960s seems to have developed in a milieu that remembered and still used some WWII military slang (see also {foobar}). It seems likely that "kluge" came to MIT via alumni of the many military electronics projects run in Cambridge during the war (many in MIT's venerable Building 20, which housed {TMRC} until the building was demolished in 1999). [{Jargon File}] (2002-10-02)

Knowledge Sharing Effort "project" An {ARPA} project developing techniques and methods for building large-scale {knowledge bases} which are sharable and reusable. {KQML} is part of it. (1999-09-28)

lane ::: a. --> Alone. ::: n. --> A passageway between fences or hedges which is not traveled as a highroad; an alley between buildings; a narrow way among trees, rocks, and other natural obstructions; hence, in a general sense, a narrow passageway; as, a lane between lines of men, or through a field

l ::: --> As a numeral, L stands for fifty in the English, as in the Latin language. ::: n. --> An extension at right angles to the length of a main building, giving to the ground plan a form resembling the letter L; sometimes less properly applied to a narrower, or lower, extension in the

lath ::: n. --> A thin, narrow strip of wood, nailed to the rafters, studs, or floor beams of a building, for the purpose of supporting the tiles, plastering, etc. A corrugated metallic strip or plate is sometimes used. ::: v. t. --> To cover or line with laths.

lazaretto ::: n. --> A public building, hospital, or pesthouse for the reception of diseased persons, particularly those affected with contagious diseases.

lean-to ::: a. --> Having only one slope or pitch; -- said of a roof. ::: n. --> A shed or slight building placed against the wall of a larger structure and having a single-pitched roof; -- called also penthouse, and to-fall.

ledgment ::: n. --> A string-course or horizontal suit of moldings, such as the base moldings of a building.
The development of the surface of a body on a plane, so that the dimensions of the different sides may be easily ascertained.


levite ::: n. --> One of the tribe or family of Levi; a descendant of Levi; esp., one subordinate to the priests (who were of the same tribe) and employed in various duties connected with the tabernacle first, and afterward the temple, such as the care of the building, bringing of wood and other necessaries for the sacrifices, the music of the services, etc.
A priest; -- so called in contempt or ridicule.


library ::: n. --> A considerable collection of books kept for use, and not as merchandise; as, a private library; a public library.
A building or apartment appropriated for holding such a collection of books.


lighthouse ::: n. --> A tower or other building with a powerful light at top, erected at the entrance of a port, or at some important point on a coast, to serve as a guide to mariners at night; a pharos.

local area network "networking" (LAN) A data communications network which is geographically limited (typically to a 1 km radius) allowing easy interconnection of terminals, {microprocessors} and computers within adjacent buildings. {Ethernet} and {FDDI} are examples of standard LANs. Because the network is known to cover only a small area, optimisations can be made in the network signal protocols that permit data rates up to 100Mb/s. See also {token ring}, {wide area network}, {metropolitan area network}.. {Usenet} newsgroup: {news:comp.dcom.lans.misc}. (1995-03-13)

locate ::: v. t. --> To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
To designate the site or place of; to define the limits of; as, to locate a public building; to locate a mining claim; to locate (the land granted by) a land warrant. ::: v. i. --> To place one&


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

magazine ::: n. --> A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc.
The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship.
A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece.
A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions.


magnificent ::: a. --> Doing grand things; admirable in action; displaying great power or opulence, especially in building, way of living, and munificence.
Grand in appearance; exhibiting grandeur or splendor; splendid&


mahabhutas. ::: the great or gross elements; the five primordial elements &

manufactory ::: n. --> Manufacture.
A building or place where anything is manufactured; a factory. ::: a. --> Pertaining to manufacturing.


marble ::: n. 1. A hard crystalline metamorphic rock resulting from the recrystallization of a limestone: takes a high polish and is used for building and sculpture. adj. 2. Resembling metamorphic rock in consistency, texture, venation, color, or coldness, smoothness, whiteness, etc. 3. Hard, rigid and inflexible, as marble.

Marginal Hacks "humour" Margaret Jacks Hall, a building into which the {Stanford AI Lab} was moved near the beginning of the 1980s (from the {D.C. Power Lab}). [{Jargon File}] (1998-05-21)

market ::: n. --> A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of traffic (as in cattle, provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every week.
A public place (as an open space in a town) or a large building, where a market is held; a market place or market house; esp., a place where provisions are sold.
An opportunity for selling anything; demand, as shown by


Mars A legendary tragic failure, the archetypal Hacker Dream Gone Wrong. Mars was the code name for a family of PDP-10 compatible computers built by Systems Concepts (now, The SC Group): the multi-processor SC-30M, the small uniprocessor SC-25M, and the never-built superprocessor SC-40M. These machines were marvels of engineering design; although not much slower than the unique {Foonly} F-1, they were physically smaller and consumed less power than the much slower DEC KS10 or Foonly F-2, F-3, or F-4 machines. They were also completely compatible with the DEC KL10, and ran all KL10 binaries (including the operating system) with no modifications at about 2--3 times faster than a KL10. When DEC cancelled the Jupiter project in 1983, Systems Concepts should have made a bundle selling their machine into shops with a lot of software investment in PDP-10s, and in fact their spring 1984 announcement generated a great deal of excitement in the PDP-10 world. {TOPS-10} was running on the Mars by the summer of 1984, and {TOPS-20} by early fall. Unfortunately, the hackers running Systems Concepts were much better at designing machines than at mass producing or selling them; the company allowed itself to be sidetracked by a bout of perfectionism into continually improving the design, and lost credibility as delivery dates continued to slip. They also overpriced the product ridiculously; they believed they were competing with the KL10 and VAX 8600 and failed to reckon with the likes of Sun Microsystems and other hungry startups building workstations with power comparable to the KL10 at a fraction of the price. By the time SC shipped the first SC-30M to Stanford in late 1985, most customers had already made the traumatic decision to abandon the PDP-10, usually for VMS or Unix boxes. Most of the Mars computers built ended up being purchased by {CompuServe}. This tale and the related saga of {Foonly} hold a lesson for hackers: if you want to play in the {Real World}, you need to learn Real World moves. [{Jargon File}]

martello tower ::: --> A building of masonry, generally circular, usually erected on the seacoast, with a gun on the summit mounted on a traversing platform, so as to be fired in any direction.

Martin Marietta Laboratories Moorestown {(http://atlgw.atl.ge.com/)}. Address: Building 145, Moorestown Corporate Center, Moorestown, NJ 08057, USA. (1995-02-06)

mason ::: n. --> One whose occupation is to build with stone or brick; also, one who prepares stone for building purposes.
A member of the fraternity of Freemasons. See Freemason. ::: v. t. --> To build stonework or brickwork about, under, in, over, etc.; to construct by masons; -- with a prepositional suffix; as, to


masthouse ::: n. --> A building in which vessels&

materiel ::: n. --> That in a complex system which constitutes the materials, or instruments employed, in distinction from the personnel, or men; as, the baggage, munitions, provisions, etc., of an army; or the buildings, libraries, and apparatus of a college, in distinction from its officers.

McCulloch-Pitts neuron "artificial intelligence" The basic building block of {artificial neural networks}. It receives one or more inputs and produces one or more identical outputs, each of which is a simple non-linear function of the sum of the inputs to the neuron. The non-linear function is typically a threshhold or step function which is usually smoothed (i.e. a {sigmoid}) to facilitate {learning}. (1997-10-11)

megalith ::: n. --> A large stone; especially, a large stone used in ancient building.

memorial ::: a. --> Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a memorial building.
Mnemonic; assisting the memory. ::: n. --> Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person or event; something which serves to keep something else in remembrance; a


messuage ::: n. --> A dwelling house, with the adjacent buildings and curtilage, and the adjoining lands appropriated to the use of the household.

mezzanine ::: n. --> Same as Entresol.
A partial story which is not on the same level with the story of the main part of the edifice, as of a back building, where the floors are on a level with landings of the staircase of the main house.


Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation "body" (MCC) One of the first, and now one of the largest, US computer industry research and development consortia. Founded in late 1982 by major computer and semiconductor manufacturers, MCC's membership has diversified to include a broad range of high-profile corporations from electronics, computers, aerospace, semiconductors, and related industries, reflecting the full range of companies vital to the life cycle of {Information Technology} products. Active involvement of small- and medium-sized firms and technology users, along with well-established alliances with government research and development agencies and leading universities, allows MCC's partners to maximise the benefit of scarce research and development resources. Some of the technical areas in which MCC has distinguished itself are: System Architecture and Design (optimise hardware and software design, provide for scalability and interoperability, allow rapid prototyping for improved time-to-market, and support the re-engineering of existing systems for open systems). Advanced Microelectronics Packaging and Interconnection (smaller, faster, more powerful, and cost-competitive). Hardware Systems Engineering (tools and methodologies for cost-efficient, up-front design of advanced electronic systems, including modelling and design-for-test techniques to improve cost, yield, quality, and time-to-market). Environmentally Conscious Technologies (process control and optimisation tools, information management and analysis capabilities, and non-hazardous material alternatives supporting cost-efficient production, waste minimisation, and reduced environmental impact). Distributed {Information Technology} (managing and maintaining physically distributed corporate information resources on different {platforms}, building blocks for the {national information infrastructure}, networking tools and services for integration within and between companies, and electronic commerce). Intelligent Systems (systems that "intelligently" support business processes and enhance performance, including {decision support}, {data management}, forecasting and prediction). {(http://mcc.com/)}. Address: Austin, Texas, USA. (1995-04-25)

MODSIM "language" A general-purpose, modular, block-structured language from {CACI}, which provides support for {object-oriented programming} and {discrete event simulation}. It is intended for building large process-based discrete event simulation models through modular and object-oriented mechanisms similar to those of {Modula-2}. MODSIM is descended from {Modula-2} and {Simula}. It supports {multiple inheritance}, {templates}, {reference types}, {polymorphism}, and {process-oriented simulation} with synchronous and asynchronous activities using explicit simulation time. See also {MODSIM II}, {USAModSim}. (1994-11-11)

Mohammedanism: The commonly applied term in the Occident to the religion founded by Mohammed. It sought to restore the indigenous monotheism of Arabia, Abraham's uncorrupted religion. Its essential dogma is the belief in the absolute unity of Allah. Its chief commandments are: profession of faith, ritual prayer, the payment of the alms tax, fasting and the pilgrimage. It has no real clerical caste, no church organization, no liturgy, and rejects monasticism. Its ascetic attitude is expressed in warnings against woman, in prohibition of nudity and of construction of splendid buildings except the house of worship; condemns economic speculation; praises manual labor and poverty; prohibits music, wine and pork, and the portrayal of living beings. -- H.H.

monument ::: 1. A structure, such as a building, pillar, statue or sculpture, erected as a memorial to a person or event, as a building, pillar or statue. 2. Any enduring evidence or notable example of something. 3. An exemplar, model, or personification of some abstract quality. monuments.

monument ::: n. --> Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial.
A building, pillar, stone, or the like, erected to preserve the remembrance of a person, event, action, etc.; as, the Washington monument; the Bunker Hill monument. Also, a tomb, with memorial inscriptions.
A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary.


moorstone ::: n. --> A species of English granite, used as a building stone.

mora ::: n. --> A game of guessing the number of fingers extended in a quick movement of the hand, -- much played by Italians of the lower classes.
A leguminous tree of Guiana and Trinidad (Dimorphandra excelsa); also, its timber, used in shipbuilding and making furniture.
Delay; esp., culpable delay; postponement.


mortar ::: n. --> A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.
A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as 45¡, and even higher; -- so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described.
A building material made by mixing lime, cement, or plaster of Paris, with sand, water, and sometimes other materials; -- used in


Multi-User Dimension "games" (MUD) (Or Multi-User Domain, originally "Multi-User Dungeon") A class of multi-player interactive game, accessible via the {Internet} or a {modem}. A MUD is like a real-time {chat} forum with structure; it has multiple "locations" like an {adventure} game and may include combat, traps, puzzles, magic and a simple economic system. A MUD where characters can build more structure onto the database that represents the existing world is sometimes known as a "{MUSH}". Most MUDs allow you to log in as a guest to look around before you create your own character. Historically, MUDs (and their more recent progeny with names of MU- form) derive from a hack by Richard Bartle and Roy Trubshaw on the University of Essex's {DEC-10} in 1979. It was a game similar to the classic {Colossal Cave} adventure, except that it allowed multiple people to play at the same time and interact with each other. Descendants of that game still exist today and are sometimes generically called BartleMUDs. There is a widespread myth that the name MUD was trademarked to the commercial MUD run by Bartle on {British Telecom} (the motto: "You haven't *lived* 'til you've *died* on MUD!"); however, this is false - Richard Bartle explicitly placed "MUD" in the {PD} in 1985. BT was upset at this, as they had already printed trademark claims on some maps and posters, which were released and created the myth. Students on the European academic networks quickly improved on the MUD concept, spawning several new MUDs ({VAXMUD}, {AberMUD}, {LPMUD}). Many of these had associated {bulletin-board systems} for social interaction. Because these had an image as "research" they often survived administrative hostility to {BBSs} in general. This, together with the fact that {Usenet} feeds have been spotty and difficult to get in the UK, made the MUDs major foci of hackish social interaction there. AberMUD and other variants crossed the Atlantic around 1988 and quickly gained popularity in the US; they became nuclei for large hacker communities with only loose ties to traditional hackerdom (some observers see parallels with the growth of {Usenet} in the early 1980s). The second wave of MUDs (TinyMUD and variants) tended to emphasise social interaction, puzzles, and cooperative world-building as opposed to combat and competition. In 1991, over 50% of MUD sites are of a third major variety, LPMUD, which synthesises the combat/puzzle aspects of AberMUD and older systems with the extensibility of TinyMud. The trend toward greater programmability and flexibility will doubtless continue. The state of the art in MUD design is still moving very rapidly, with new simulation designs appearing (seemingly) every month. There is now a move afoot to deprecate the term {MUD} itself, as newer designs exhibit an exploding variety of names corresponding to the different simulation styles being explored. {UMN MUD Gopher page (gopher://spinaltap.micro.umn.edu/11/fun/Games/MUDs/Links)}. {U Pennsylvania MUD Web page (http://cis.upenn.edu/~lwl/mudinfo.html)}. See also {bonk/oif}, {FOD}, {link-dead}, {mudhead}, {MOO}, {MUCK}, {MUG}, {MUSE}, {chat}. {Usenet} newsgroups: {news:rec.games.mud.announce}, {news:rec.games.mud.admin}, {news:rec.games.mud.diku}, {news:rec.games.mud.lp}, {news:rec.games.mud.misc}, {news:rec.games.mud.tiny}. (1994-08-10)

murage ::: n. --> A tax or toll paid for building or repairing the walls of a fortified town.

natural language processing "artificial intelligence" (NLP) Computer understanding, analysis, manipulation, and/or generation of {natural language}. This can refer to anything from fairly simple string-manipulation tasks like {stemming}, or building concordances of natural language texts, to higher-level {AI}-like tasks like processing user {queries} in {natural language}. (1997-09-12)

navvy ::: n. --> Originally, a laborer on canals for internal navigation; hence, a laborer on other public works, as in building railroads, embankments, etc.

neathouse ::: n. --> A building for the shelter of neat cattle.

neorama ::: n. --> A panorama of the interior of a building, seen from within.

nidification ::: n. --> The act or process of building a nest.

nigged ::: n. --> Hammer-dressed; -- said of building stone.

nogging ::: v. t. --> Rough brick masonry used to fill in the interstices of a wooden frame, in building.

nonnal present mind, a succession of miracles. An evolution on the supramental levels could wcO 6e 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

Novell Data Systems "company" A small computer {hardware} company building {CP/M} {Z80}-based systems. They later went on to become {Novell, Inc.} and develop {Novell Netware}. (1995-09-23)

observatory ::: n. --> A place or building for making observations on the heavenly bodies.
A building fitted with instruments for making systematic observations of any particular class or series of natural phenomena.
A place, as an elevated chamber, from which a view may be observed or commanded.
A lookout on a flank of a battery whence an officer


oculinacea ::: n.pl. --> A suborder of corals including many reef-building species, having round, starlike calicles.

Official Production System "language" (OPS) The first {production system} (i.e. rule based) programming language, developed at {CMU} in 1970 and used for building {expert systems}. OPS was originally written in {Franz Lisp} and later ported to other {LISP} dialects. (2003-04-05)

outbuilding ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Outbuild ::: n. --> A building separate from, and subordinate to, the main house; an outhouse.

outbuild ::: v. t. --> To exceed in building, or in durability of building.

outdoor ::: a. --> Being, or done, in the open air; being or done outside of certain buildings, as poorhouses, hospitals, etc.; as, outdoor exercise; outdoor relief; outdoor patients.

outhouse ::: n. --> A small house or building at a little distance from the main house; an outbuilding.

outrigger ::: n. --> Any spar or projecting timber run out for temporary use, as from a ship&

overbuilt ::: a. --> Having too many buildings; as, an overbuilt part of a town.

overhead 1. Resources (in computing usually processing time or storage space) consumed for purposes which are incidental to, but necessary to, the main one. Overheads are usually quantifiable "costs" of some kind. Examples: The overheads in running a business include the cost of heating the building. Keeping a program running all the time eliminates the overhead of loading and initialising it for each transaction. Turning a {subroutine} into {inline} code eliminates the call and return time overhead for each execution but introduces space overheads. 2. "communications" information, such as control, routing, and error checking characters, that is transmitted along with the user data. It also includes information such as network status or operational instructions, network routing information, and retransmissions of user data received in error. 3. Overhead transparencies or "slides" (usually 8-1/2" x 11") that are projected to an audience via an overhead (flatbed) projector. (1997-09-01)

overset ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Overset ::: v. t. --> To turn or tip (anything) over from an upright, or a proper, position so that it lies upon its side or bottom upwards; to upset; as, to overset a chair, a coach, a ship, or a building.
To cause to fall, or to tail; to subvert; to overthrow;


over-story ::: n. --> The clearstory, or upper story, of a building.

overturn ::: v. t. --> To turn or throw from a basis, foundation, or position; to overset; as, to overturn a carriage or a building.
To subvert; to destroy; to overthrow.
To overpower; to conquer. ::: n. --> The act off overturning, or the state of being overturned


pagoda ::: n. --> A term by which Europeans designate religious temples and tower-like buildings of the Hindoos and Buddhists of India, Farther India, China, and Japan, -- usually but not always, devoted to idol worship.
An idol.
A gold or silver coin, of various kinds and values, formerly current in India. The Madras gold pagoda was worth about three and a half rupees.


painter ::: n. --> A rope at the bow of a boat, used to fasten it to anything.
The panther, or puma.
One whose occupation is to paint
One who covers buildings, ships, ironwork, and the like, with paint.
An artist who represents objects or scenes in color on a flat surface, as canvas, plaster, or the like.


palmyra ::: n. --> A species of palm (Borassus flabelliformis) having a straight, black, upright trunk, with palmate leaves. It is found native along the entire northern shores of the Indian Ocean, from the mouth of the Tigris to New Guinea. More than eight hundred uses to which it is put are enumerated by native writers. Its wood is largely used for building purposes; its fruit and roots serve for food, its sap for making toddy, and its leaves for thatching huts.

pantheon ::: n. --> A temple dedicated to all the gods; especially, the building so called at Rome.
The collective gods of a people, or a work treating of them; as, a divinity of the Greek pantheon.


parietal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a wall; hence, pertaining to buildings or the care of them.
Resident within the walls or buildings of a college.
Of pertaining to the parietes.
Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the parietal bones, which form the upper and middle part of the cranium, between the frontals and occipitals.
Attached to the main wall of the ovary, and not to the


pavilion ::: n. --> A temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; esp., a tent raised on posts.
A single body or mass of building, contained within simple walls and a single roof, whether insulated, as in the park or garden of a larger edifice, or united with other parts, and forming an angle or central feature of a large pile.
A flag, colors, ensign, or banner.
Same as Tent (Her.)


pavilions ::: elaborate and decorative structures or other buildings connected to a larger building; annexes.

pendentive ::: n. --> The portion of a vault by means of which the square space in the middle of a building is brought to an octagon or circle to receive a cupola.
The part of a groined vault which is supported by, and springs from, one pier or corbel.


penthouse ::: n. --> A shed or roof sloping from the main wall or building, as over a door or window; a lean-to. Also figuratively. ::: a. --> Leaning; overhanging.

Perceptual Constancy ::: The ability to perceive objects as unchanged despite the change noticed by the senses (e.g., the ability to understand and see buildings as remaining the same height even though they appear larger as we get closer to them).

peristyle ::: n. --> A range of columns with their entablature, etc.; specifically, a complete system of columns, whether on all sides of a court, or surrounding a building, such as the cella of a temple. Used in the former sense, it gives name to the larger and inner court of a Roman dwelling, the peristyle. See Colonnade.

picture ::: n. --> The art of painting; representation by painting.
A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, produced by means of painting, drawing, engraving, photography, etc.; a representation in colors. By extension, a figure; a model.
An image or resemblance; a representation, either to the eye or to the mind; that which, by its likeness, brings vividly to mind some other thing; as, a child is the picture of his father; the man is


pietra dura ::: --> Hard and fine stones in general, such as are used for inlay and the like, as distinguished from the softer stones used in building; thus, a Florentine mosaic is a familiar instance of work in pietra dura, though the ground may be soft marble.

pile ::: n. --> A hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet.
A covering of hair or fur.
The head of an arrow or spear.
A large stake, or piece of timber, pointed and driven into the earth, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc.


piling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Pile ::: n. --> The act of heaping up.
The process of building up, heating, and working, fagots, or piles, to form bars, etc.
A series of piles; piles considered collectively; as, the


ping "networking, tool" (ping, originally contrived to match submariners' term for the sound of a returned sonar pulse) A program written in 1983 by Mike Muuss (who also wrote {TTCP}) used to test reachability of destinations by sending them one, or repeated, {ICMP} echo requests and waiting for replies. Since ping works at the {IP} level its server-side is often implemented entirely within the {operating system} {kernel} and is thus the lowest level test of whether a remote host is alive. Ping will often respond even when higher level, {TCP}-based services cannot. Sadly, Mike Muuss was killed in a road accident on 2000-11-20. The term is also used as a verb: "Ping host X to see if it is up." The {Unix} command "ping" can be used to do this and to measure round-trip delays. The funniest use of "ping" was described in January 1991 by Steve Hayman on the {Usenet} group comp.sys.next. He was trying to isolate a faulty cable segment on a {TCP/IP} {Ethernet} hooked up to a {NeXT} machine. Using the sound recording feature on the NeXT, he wrote a {script} that repeatedly invoked ping, listened for an echo, and played back the recording on each returned {packet}. This caused the machine to repeat, over and over, "Ping ... ping ... ping ..." as long as the network was up. He turned the volume to maximum, ferreted through the building with one ear cocked, and found a faulty tee connector in no time. Ping did not stand for "Packet InterNet Groper", Dave Mills offered this {backronym} expansion some time later. See also {ACK}, {ENQ}, {traceroute}, {spray}. {The Story of the Ping Program (http://ftp.arl.mil/~mike/ping.html)}. {Unix manual page}: ping(8). (2005-06-22)

plan ::: a. --> A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram.
A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition.
A method; a way of procedure; a custom.


planching ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Planch ::: n. --> The laying of floors in a building; also, a floor of boards or planks.

playhouse ::: n. --> A building used for dramatic exhibitions; a theater.
A house for children to play in; a toyhouse.


plumber ::: n. --> One who works in lead; esp., one who furnishes, fits, and repairs lead, iron, or glass pipes, and other apparatus for the conveyance of water, gas, or drainage in buildings.

plumbing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Plumb ::: n. --> The art of casting and working in lead, and applying it to building purposes; especially, the business of furnishing, fitting, and repairing pipes for conducting water, sewage, etc.
The lead or iron pipes, and other apparatus, used in


Poisson distribution "mathematics" A {probability distribution} used to describe the occurrence of unlikely events in a large number of independent trials. Poisson distributions are often used in building simulated user loads. [Formula?] (2003-03-18)

polystyle ::: a. --> Having many columns; -- said of a building, especially of an interior part or court; as, a polystyle hall. ::: n. --> A polystyle hall or edifice.

pontifical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a pontiff, or high priest; as, pontifical authority; hence, belonging to the pope; papal.
Of or pertaining to the building of bridges. ::: n. --> A book containing the offices, or formulas, used by a pontiff.


pontoon ::: n. --> A wooden flat-bottomed boat, a metallic cylinder, or a frame covered with canvas, India rubber, etc., forming a portable float, used in building bridges quickly for the passage of troops.
A low, flat vessel, resembling a barge, furnished with cranes, capstans, and other machinery, used in careening ships, raising weights, drawing piles, etc., chiefly in the Mediterranean; a lighter.


porch ::: n. --> A covered and inclosed entrance to a building, whether taken from the interior, and forming a sort of vestibule within the main wall, or projecting without and with a separate roof. Sometimes the porch is large enough to serve as a covered walk. See also Carriage porch, under Carriage, and Loggia.
A portico; a covered walk.


porites ::: n. --> An important genus of reef-building corals having small twelve-rayed calicles, and a very porous coral. Some species are branched, others grow in large massive or globular forms.

porte-cochere ::: n. --> A large doorway allowing vehicles to drive into or through a building. It is common to have the entrance door open upon the passage of the porte-cochere. Also, a porch over a driveway before an entrance door.

portico ::: n. --> A colonnade or covered ambulatory, especially in classical styles of architecture; usually, a colonnade at the entrance of a building.

portland stone ::: --> A yellowish-white calcareous freestone from the Isle of Portland in England, much used in building.

possessioner ::: n. --> A possessor; a property holder.
An invidious name for a member of any religious community endowed with property in lands, buildings, etc., as contrasted with mendicant friars.


priming ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Prime ::: n. --> The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm.
The first coating of color, size, or the like, laid on canvas, or on a building, or other surface.


Princeton University "body, education" Chartered in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, Princeton was British North America's fourth college. First located in Elizabeth, then in Newark, the College moved to Princeton in 1756. The College was housed in Nassau Hall, newly built on land donated by Nathaniel and Rebeckah FitzRandolph. Nassau Hall contained the entire College for nearly half a century. The College was officially renamed Princeton University in 1896; five years later in 1900 the Graduate School was established. Fully coeducational since 1969, Princeton now enrolls approximately 6,400 students (4,535 undergraduates and 1,866 graduate students). The ratio of full-time students to faculty members (in full-time equivalents) is eight to one. Today Princeton's main campus in Princeton Borough and Princeton Township consists of more than 5.5 million square feet of space in 160 buildings on 600 acres. The University's James Forrestal Campus in Plainsboro consists of one million square feet of space in four complexes on 340 acres. As Mercer County's largest private employer and one of the largest in the Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset County region, with approximately 4,830 permanent employees - including more than 1,000 faculty members - the University plays a major role in the educational, cultural, and economic life of the region. {(http://princeton.edu/index.html)}. (1994-01-19)

prison ::: n. --> A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o/ confinement, restraint, or safe custody.
Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority. ::: v. t.


Project Guardian "project, security" A project which grew out of the {ARPA} support for {Multics} and the sale of Multics systems to the US Air Force. The USAF wanted a system that could be used to handle more than one security classification of data at a time. They contracted with {Honeywell} and {MITRE Corporation} to figure out how to do this. Project Guardian led to the creation of the {Access Isolation Mechanism}, the forerunner of the {B2} labeling and star property support in Multics. The {DoD Orange Book} was influenced by the experience in building secure systems gained in Project Guardian. (1997-01-29)

projection ::: n. --> The act of throwing or shooting forward.
A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else.
The act of scheming or planning; also, that which is planned; contrivance; design; plan.
The representation of something; delineation; plan; especially, the representation of any object on a perspective plane, or such a delineation as would result were the chief points of the object


prominent ::: a. --> Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase.
Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building.
Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character.


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

prop ::: n. --> A shell, used as a die. See Props. ::: v. t. --> To support, or prevent from falling, by placing something under or against; as, to prop up a fence or an old building; (Fig.) to sustain; to maintain; as, to prop a declining state.

proportionally ::: adv. --> In proportion; in due degree; adapted relatively; as, all parts of the building are proportionally large.

proportion ::: n. --> The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative relation; ratio; as, the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body.
Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion.
The portion one receives when a whole is distributed by


proposal ::: n. --> That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage.
The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.


propylaeum ::: n. --> Any court or vestibule before a building or leading into any inclosure.

prospect ::: v. --> That which is embraced by eye in vision; the region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook.
Especially, a picturesque or widely extended view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape.
A position affording a fine view; a lookout.
Relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect.
The act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation; as,


prostyle ::: a. --> Having columns in front. ::: n. --> A prostyle portico or building.

prytaneum ::: n. --> A public building in certain Greek cities; especially, a public hall in Athens regarded as the home of the community, in which official hospitality was extended to distinguished citizens and strangers.

pueblo ::: n. --> A communistic building erected by certain Indian tribes of Arizona and New Mexico. It is often of large size and several stories high, and is usually built either of stone or adobe. The term is also applied to any Indian village in the same region.

pylon ::: n. --> A low tower, having a truncated pyramidal form, and flanking an ancient Egyptian gateway.
An Egyptian gateway to a large building (with or without flanking towers).


quadrangle ::: n. --> A plane figure having four angles, and consequently four sides; any figure having four angles.
A square or quadrangular space or inclosure, such a space or court surrounded by buildings, esp. such a court in a college or public school in England.


quarry ::: n. --> Same as 1st Quarrel.
A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.
A heap of game killed.
The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.
A place, cavern, or pit where stone is taken from the rock or ledge, or dug from the earth, for building or other purposes; a


Queen Mary and Westfield College (QMW) One of the largest of the multi-faculty schools of the {University of London}. QMW has some 6000 students and over 600 teaching and research staff organised into seven faculties. QMW was one of the first colleges in the University of London to develop fully the course-unit, or modular, approach to degree programmes. Cross faculty courses are encouraged and the physical proximity of all the College buildings is a major factor in enabling students to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to their studies. {(http://qmw.ac.uk/)}. (1995-01-25)

quoin ::: n. --> Originally, a solid exterior angle, as of a building; now, commonly, one of the selected pieces of material by which the corner is marked.
A wedgelike piece of stone, wood metal, or other material, used for various purposes
to support and steady a stone.
To support the breech of a cannon.
To wedge or lock up a form within a chase.


railway ::: n. --> A road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on a bed or substructure.
The road, track, etc., with all the lands, buildings, rolling stock, franchises, etc., pertaining to them and constituting one property; as, a certain railroad has been put into the hands of a receiver.


raising ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Raise ::: n. --> The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life.
Specifically, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building; as, to help at a raising.


rambling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Ramble ::: a. --> Roving; wandering; discursive; as, a rambling fellow, talk, or building.

ramline ::: n. --> A line used to get a straight middle line, as on a spar, or from stem to stern in building a vessel.

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

reared ::: 1. Rose high or towered aloft. 2. Raised high as a horse on its hind legs. 3. Raised by building; erected. 4. Taken care of and supported up to maturity.

refinery ::: n. --> The building and apparatus for refining or purifying, esp. metals and sugar.
A furnace in which cast iron is refined by the action of a blast on the molten metal.


regular ::: a. --> Conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to established customary forms; normal; symmetrical; as, a regular verse in poetry; a regular piece of music; a regular verb; regular practice of law or medicine; a regular building.
Governed by rule or rules; steady or uniform in course, practice, or occurence; not subject to unexplained or irrational variation; returning at stated intervals; steadily pursued; orderlly; methodical; as, the regular succession of day and night; regular


rejoint ::: v. t. --> To reunite the joints of; to joint anew.
Specifically (Arch.), to fill up the joints of, as stones in buildings when the mortar has been dislodged by age and the action of the weather.


remove ::: v. t. --> To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace; as, to remove a building.
To cause to leave a person or thing; to cause to cease to be; to take away; hence, to banish; to destroy; to put an end to; to kill; as, to remove a disease.
To dismiss or discharge from office; as, the President removed many postmasters.


renidification ::: n. --> The act of rebuilding a nest.

rink ::: n. --> The smooth and level extent of ice marked off for the game of curling.
An artificial sheet of ice, generally under cover, used for skating; also, a floor prepared for skating on with roller skates, or a building with such a floor.


Romero, Francisco: Born in 1891. Professor of Philosophy at the Universities of Buenos Aires, La Plata, and the National Institute for Teachers. Director of the Philosophical Library of the Losada Publishing House, and distinguished staff member of various cultural magazines and reviews in Latin America. Francisco Romero is one of the most important figures in the philosophical movement of South America. He is the immediate successor of Korn, and as such he follows on the footsteps of his master, doing pioneer work, not only striving towards an Argentinian philosophy, but also campaigning for philosophy in the nations of Latin America through a program of cultural diffusion. Among his most important writings, the following may be mentioned: Vteja y Nueva Concepcion de la Realidad, 1932; Los Problemas de la Filosofia de la Cultura, 1936; Filosofia de la Persona, 1938; Logica (In collaboration with Pucciarelli), 1936; Programa de una Filosofia, 1940; Un Filosofo de la Problematicidad, 1934; Descartes y Husserl, 1938; Contribucion al Estudio de las Relaciones de Comparacion, 1938; Teoria y Practica de la Verdad, 1939. Three characteristic notes may be observed in the philosophy of Romero Aporetics or Problematics, Philosophy of Weltanschauungen, Philosophy of the Person. The first has to do with his criterion of knowledge. Justice to all the facts of experience, over against mere system building, seems to be the watchword. The desirability and gradual imposition of Structuralism as the modern Weltanschauung, over against outworn world conceptions such as Evolution, Mechanism, Rationalism, etc., is the emphasis of the second principle of his philosophy. Personality as a mere function of transcendence, with all that transcendence implies in the realm of value and history, carries the main theme of his thought. See Latin American Philosophy. -- J.A.F.

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


rookery ::: n. --> The breeding place of a colony of rooks; also, the birds themselves.
A breeding place of other gregarious birds, as of herons, penguins, etc.
The breeding ground of seals, esp. of the fur seals.
A dilapidated building with many rooms and occupants; a cluster of dilapidated or mean buildings.
A brothel.


room ::: n. --> Unobstructed spase; space which may be occupied by or devoted to any object; compass; extent of place, great or small; as, there is not room for a house; the table takes up too much room.
A particular portion of space appropriated for occupancy; a place to sit, stand, or lie; a seat.
Especially, space in a building or ship inclosed or set apart by a partition; an apartment or chamber.
Place or position in society; office; rank; post; station;


ropewalk ::: a. --> A long, covered walk, or a low, level building, where ropes are manufactured.

rotunda ::: a. --> A round building; especially, one that is round both on the outside and inside, like the Pantheon at Rome. Less properly, but very commonly, used for a large round room; as, the rotunda of the Capitol at Washington.

roughcast ::: v. t. --> To form in its first rudiments, without revision, correction, or polish.
To mold without nicety or elegance; to form with asperities and inequalities.
To plaster with a mixture of lime and shells or pebbles; as, to roughcast a building. ::: n.


rubbish ::: n. --> Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or fallen buildings; ruins; debris. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy.

sabicu ::: n. --> The very hard wood of a leguminous West Indian tree (Lysiloma Sabicu), valued for shipbuilding.

sag ::: v. i. --> To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane; as, a line or cable supported by its ends sags, though tightly drawn; the floor of a room sags; hence, to lean, give way, or settle from a vertical position; as, a building may sag one way or another; a door sags on its hinges.
Fig.: To lose firmness or elasticity; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.


sal ::: n. --> An East Indian timber tree (Shorea robusta), much used for building purposes. It is of a light brown color, close-grained, heavy, and durable.
Salt.


saltern ::: n. --> A building or place where salt is made by boiling or by evaporation; salt works.

sanctuary ::: n. --> A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site.
The most retired part of the temple at Jerusalem, called the Holy of Holies, in which was kept the ark of the covenant, and into which no person was permitted to enter except the high priest, and he only once a year, to intercede for the people; also, the most sacred part of the tabernacle; also, the temple at Jerusalem.
The most sacred part of any religious building, esp.


San Francisco "project, library" {IBM}'s {Java} component {framework} application template. The San Francisco Project, started in 1998(?), aims to create a generic set of {java} building blocks to provide the core functions of general business processes such as sales order processing, general ledger, inventory management and product distribution. The project aims to use component based design allowing easy vendor customisation and Java code generation allowing applications to be built and run across multiple platforms. It also aims to be compatible with third party development tools. {(http://ibm.com/Java/Sanfrancisco/)}. (1998-08-16)

sapper ::: n. --> One who saps; specifically (Mil.), one who is employed in working at saps, building and repairing fortifications, and the like.

scaffolding ::: n. --> A scaffold; a supporting framework; as, the scaffolding of the body.
Materials for building scaffolds.


scaffold ::: n. --> A temporary structure of timber, boards, etc., for various purposes, as for supporting workmen and materials in building, for exhibiting a spectacle upon, for holding the spectators at a show, etc.
Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold.
An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome-shaped obstruction, above the tuyeres in a


sciagraph ::: n. --> An old term for a vertical section of a building; -- called also sciagraphy. See Vertical section, under Section.
A radiograph.


scutiger ::: n. --> Any species of chilopod myriapods of the genus Scutigera. They sometimes enter buildings and prey upon insects.

search term "information science" An element of a search or query. A search term is the basic building block of a {boolean search} or a {weighted search}. In a search engine a search term is typically a word, phrase, or pattern match expression. For example: cosmonaut or "space travel" or astronaut* In a {database} a term is typically the comparison of a column with a constant or with another column. For example: last_name like 'Smith%' (1999-08-27)

sexton ::: n. --> An under officer of a church, whose business is to take care of the church building and the vessels, vestments, etc., belonging to the church, to attend on the officiating clergyman, and to perform other duties pertaining to the church, such as to dig graves, ring the bell, etc.

shanty ::: a. --> Jaunty; showy. ::: n. --> A small, mean dwelling; a rough, slight building for temporary use; a hut. ::: v. i.

shed ::: n. --> A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure usually open in front; an outbuilding; a hut; as, a wagon shed; a wood shed.
A parting; a separation; a division.
The act of shedding or spilling; -- used only in composition, as in bloodshed.
That which parts, divides, or sheds; -- used in composition, as in watershed.


shingle ::: n. --> Round, water-worn, and loose gravel and pebbles, or a collection of roundish stones, such as are common on the seashore and elsewhere.
A piece of wood sawed or rived thin and small, with one end thinner than the other, -- used in covering buildings, especially roofs, the thick ends of one row overlapping the thin ends of the row below.
A sign for an office or a shop; as, to hang out one&


shipbuilding ::: n. --> Naval architecturel the art of constructing ships and other vessels.

shop ::: --> imp. of Shape. Shaped. ::: n. --> A building or an apartment in which goods, wares, drugs, etc., are sold by retail.
A building in which mechanics or artisans work; as, a shoe shop; a car shop.


shore ::: --> of Shear
imp. of Shear. ::: n. --> A sewer.
A prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the side of a building or other structure; a prop placed beneath


Shu shu: (a) Divination and magic in ancient China, including astrology, almanacs, the art of coordinating human affairs by the active and passive principles of the universe (yin yang) and the Five Elements (wu hsing), fortune telling by the use of the stalks of the divination plant and the tortoise shell, and miscellaneous methods such as dream interpretation, the regulation of forms and shapes of buildings, etc.

SimCity "games" {Maxis Software}'s simulation game which lets you design and build your own city, which must be administered well if it is to thrive. Land must be zoned, transportation systems built, and police and fire protection provided. Once you've zoned some land, and provided electrical power, the simulation takes over, and simcitizens move in. If you perform your mayoral duties poorly, however, they will move out again. If you don't provide enough police, crime will rise and sims will vote with their feet. Try to save money on fire protection, and your city may burn to the ground. There is no predefined way to win the game, building the largest city you can is just one possible strategy. SimCity runs on {Archimedes}, {Amiga}, {Atari ST}, {IBM PC} and {Macintosh}. There was also a {NeWS} version for {Sun} {SPARC} {workstations} running {OpenWindows}. {SimCity 2000} is an upgrade of SimCity. (1995-06-11)

sissoo ::: n. --> A leguminous tree (Dalbergia Sissoo) of the northern parts of India; also, the dark brown compact and durable timber obtained from it. It is used in shipbuilding and for gun carriages, railway ties, etc.

skylight ::: n. --> A window placed in the roof of a building, in the ceiling of a room, or in the deck of a ship, for the admission of light from above.

slater ::: n. --> One who lays slates, or whose occupation is to slate buildings.
Any terrestrial isopod crustacean of the genus Porcellio and allied genera; a sow bug.


slype ::: n. --> A narrow passage between two buildings, as between the transept and chapter house of a monastery.

smokehouse ::: n. --> A building where meat or fish is cured by subjecting it to a dense smoke.

soffit ::: n. --> The under side of the subordinate parts and members of buildings, such as staircases, entablatures, archways, cornices, or the like. See Illust. of Lintel.

SOL 1. "language" {Simulation Oriented Language}. 2. {Second-Order lambda-calculus}. 3. Semantic Operating Language. Language for manipulating semantic networks for building cognitive models, particularly for natural language understanding. "Explorations in Cognition", D.A. Norman et al, W.H. Freeman 1974. 4. Shit Outta Luck.

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

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

stable ::: v. i. --> Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government.
Steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering; as, a man of stable character.
Durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a stable foundation; a stable position.
A house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed


stabling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Stable ::: n. --> The act or practice of keeping horses and cattle in a stable.
A building, shed, or room for horses and cattle.


staging ::: n. --> A structure of posts and boards for supporting workmen, etc., as in building.
The business of running stagecoaches; also, the act of journeying in stagecoaches.


stair ::: n. --> One step of a series for ascending or descending to a different level; -- commonly applied to those within a building.
A series of steps, as for passing from one story of a house to another; -- commonly used in the plural; but originally used in the singular only.


stand ::: n. --> To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position
To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc.
To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation.
To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.


Stanford Artificial Intelligence Language "language" (SAIL) Dan Swinehart & Bob Sproull, Stanford AI Project, 1970. A large ALGOL 60-like language for the DEC-10 and DEC-20. Its main feature is a symbolic data system based upon an associative store (originally called LEAP). Items may be stored as unordered sets or as associations (triples). Processes, events and interrupts, contexts, backtracking and record garbage collection. Block- structured macros. "Recent Developments in SAIL - An ALGOL-based Language for Artificial Intelligence", J. Feldman et al, Proc FJCC 41(2), AFIPS (Fall 1972). (See MAINSAIL). The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Language used at {SAIL} (the place). It was an ALGOL 60 derivative with a coroutining facility and some new data types intended for building search trees and association lists. A number of interesting software systems were coded in SAIL, including early versions of {FTP} and {TeX} and a document formatting system called {PUB}. In 1978, there were half a dozen different operating systems for the PDP-10: WAITS (Stanford), ITS (MIT), TOPS-10 (DEC), CMU TOPS-10 (CMU), TENEX (BBN), and TOPS-20 (DEC, after TENEX). SAIL was ported from {WAITS} to {ITS} so that {MIT} researchers could make use of software developed at {Stanford University}. Every port usually required the rewriting of I/O code in each application. [{Jargon File}] (2001-06-22)

stanza ::: n. --> A number of lines or verses forming a division of a song or poem, and agreeing in meter, rhyme, number of lines, etc., with other divisions; a part of a poem, ordinarily containing every variation of measure in that poem; a combination or arrangement of lines usually recurring; whether like or unlike, in measure.
An apartment or division in a building; a room or chamber.


statehouse ::: n. --> The building in which a State legislature holds its sessions; a State capitol.

steeple-crowned ::: a. --> Bearing a steeple; as, a steeple-crowned building.
Having a crown shaped like a steeple; as, a steeple-crowned hat; also, wearing a hat with such a crown.


stemmery ::: n. --> A large building in which tobacco is stemmed.

stereobate ::: n. --> The lower part or basement of a building or pedestal; -- used loosely for several different forms of basement.

storehouse ::: n. --> A building for keeping goods of any kind, especially provisions; a magazine; a repository; a warehouse.
A mass or quality laid up.


storeys ::: floors or levels in a building (in modern usage, stories).

stork ::: n. --> Any one of several species of large wading birds of the family Ciconidae, having long legs and a long, pointed bill. They are found both in the Old World and in America, and belong to Ciconia and several allied genera. The European white stork (Ciconia alba) is the best known. It commonly makes its nests on the top of a building, a chimney, a church spire, or a pillar. The black stork (C. nigra) is native of Asia, Africa, and Europe.

story ::: v. t. --> A set of rooms on the same floor or level; a floor, or the space between two floors. Also, a horizontal division of a building&

stretcher ::: n. --> One who, or that which, stretches.
A brick or stone laid with its longer dimension in the line of direction of the wall.
A piece of timber used in building.
A narrow crosspiece of the bottom of a boat against which a rower braces his feet.
A crosspiece placed between the sides of a boat to keep them apart when hoisted up and griped.


stringcourse ::: n. --> A horizontal band in a building, forming a part of the design, whether molded, projecting, or carved, or in any way distinguished from the rest of the work.

structure ::: n. **1. Mode of building, construction, or organization; arrangement of parts, elements, or constituents. 2. Something built or constructed, as a building, bridge, etc. Also fig. 3. Anything composed of parts arranged together in some way; an organization. structures. v. 4. To give an organization, form or arrangement to; construct a systematic framework for. structured.**

structure ::: n. --> The act of building; the practice of erecting buildings; construction.
Manner of building; form; make; construction.
Arrangement of parts, of organs, or of constituent particles, in a substance or body; as, the structure of a rock or a mineral; the structure of a sentence.
Manner of organization; the arrangement of the different tissues or parts of animal and vegetable organisms; as, organic


study ::: v. i. --> A setting of the mind or thoughts upon a subject; hence, application of mind to books, arts, or science, or to any subject, for the purpose of acquiring knowledge.
Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation.
Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.
A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary


subject-oriented programming "programming" Program composition that supports building {object-oriented} systems as compositions of {subjects}, extending systems by composing them with new subjects, and integrating systems by composing them with one another (perhaps with {glue} or adapter subjects). The flexibility of subject composition introduces novel opportunities for developing and modularising object-oriented programs. Subject-oriented programming-in-the-large involves dividing a system into subjects and writing rules to compose them correctly. It complements {object-oriented programming}, solving a number of problems that arise when OOP is used to develop large systems or suites of interoperating or integrated applications. {IBM subject-oriented programming (http://research.ibm.com/sop/)}. (1999-08-31)

Supermind ::: 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 th
   refore 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 th
   refore 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.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 13, Page: 558-62


Synthesis: In logic, the general method of deduction or deductive reasoning, which proceeds from the simple to the complex, from the general to the particular, from the necessary to the contingent, from a principle to its application, from a general law to individual cases from cause to effect, from an antecedent to its consequent, from a condition to the conditioned, from the logical whole to the logical part. The logical composition or combination of separate elements of thought, and also the result of this process. A judgment is considered as a synthesis when its predicate is accidental or contingent with respect to the subject: as the ground of such a synthesis is experience, synthetic judgments are a posteriori. The Kantian doctrine of synthetic judgments a priori involves a synthesis between two terms, prior to experience and through the agency of the forms of our intuition or of our understanding. The logical process of adding some elements to the comprehension of a concept in oider to obtain its 'logical division' in contradistinction to the 'real division' which breaks up a composition by analysis. The third phase in the dialectical process, combining the thesis and the antithesis for the emergence of a new level of being. In natural philosophy, the process of combining various material elements into a new substance. The ait of making or building up a compound by simpler compounds or by its elements. Also, the complex substance so formed.

system software "operating system" Any {software} required to support the production or execution of {application programs} but which is not specific to any particular application. System software typically includes an {operating system} to control the execution of other programs; user environment software such as a {command-line interpreter}, {window system}, {desktop}; development tools for building other programs such as {assemblers}, {compilers}, {linkers}, {libraries}, {interpreters}, {cross-reference generators}, {version control}, {make}; {debugging}, {profiling} and monitoring tools; utility programs, e.g. for sorting, printing, and editting. Different people would classify some or all of the above as part of the operating system while others might say the operating system was just the {kernel}. Some might say system software includes {utility programs} like {sort}. (2007-02-02)

tabling ::: n. --> A forming into tables; a setting down in order.
The letting of one timber into another by alternate scores or projections, as in shipbuilding.
A broad hem on the edge of a sail.
Board; support.
Act of playing at tables. See Table, n., 10.


Tangible User Interface "interface" An attempt to give physical form to digital information, making bits directly manipulable and perceptible by people. Tangible Interfaces will make bits accessible through augmented physical surfaces (e.g. walls, desktops, ceilings, windows), graspable objects (e.g. building blocks, models, instruments) and ambient media (e.g. light, sound, airflow, water-flow, kinetic sculpture) within physical environments. {MIT Tangible Media Group (http://tangible.media.mit.edu/)}. (2003-10-17)

Tbl 1. A language by M.E. Lesk for formatting tables, implemented as a {preprocessor} to {nroff}. (1994-11-01) 2. Table Building Language. A simple language by Robert Freiburghouse of {MIT} which combines user-defined actions into an {abstract machine}. It can be used to build table-driven predictive {parsers} and {code generators} in the {MULTICS} {Fortran} compiler and several {PL/I} compilers, including {VAX}-11 PL/I. ["Engineering A Compiler: VAX-11 Code Generation and Optimisation", P. Anklam et al, Digital Press 1977]. (1994-11-01)

teak ::: n. --> A tree of East Indies (Tectona grandis) which furnishes an extremely strong and durable timber highly valued for shipbuilding and other purposes; also, the timber of the tree.

tectonic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to building or construction; architectural.

templar ::: n. --> One of a religious and military order first established at Jerusalem, in the early part of the 12th century, for the protection of pilgrims and of the Holy Sepulcher. These Knights Templars, or Knights of the Temple, were so named because they occupied an apartment of the palace of Bladwin II. in Jerusalem, near the Temple.
A student of law, so called from having apartments in the Temple at London, the original buildings having belonged to the Knights Templars. See Inner Temple, and Middle Temple, under Temple.


temple ::: 1. A building or place dedicated to the worship of a deity or deities. 2. Fig. Something regarded as having within it a divine presence. temples, temple-door, temple-soil, temple-tower, rock-temple"s.

tenancy ::: possession or occupancy of lands, buildings, or other property by title, under a lease, or on payment of rent. Also fig.** space-tenancy.**

tenement ::: fig. A building for human habitation, often in reference to the soul in the body.

tenement ::: n. --> That which is held of another by service; property which one holds of a lord or proprietor in consideration of some military or pecuniary service; fief; fee.
Any species of permanent property that may be held, so as to create a tenancy, as lands, houses, rents, commons, an office, an advowson, a franchise, a right of common, a peerage, and the like; -- called also free / frank tenements.
A dwelling house; a building for a habitation; also, an


terrace ::: v. --> A raised level space, shelf, or platform of earth, supported on one or more sides by a wall, a bank of tuft, or the like, whether designed for use or pleasure.
A balcony, especially a large and uncovered one.
A flat roof to a house; as, the buildings of the Oriental nations are covered with terraces.
A street, or a row of houses, on a bank or the side of a hill; hence, any street, or row of houses.


tetrastyle ::: a. --> Having four columns in front; -- said of a temple, portico, or colonnade. ::: n. --> A tetrastyle building.

thatching ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Thatch ::: n. --> The act or art of covering buildings with thatch; so as to keep out rain, snow, etc.
The materials used for this purpose; thatch.


thatch ::: n. --> Straw, rushes, or the like, used for making or covering the roofs of buildings, or of stacks of hay or grain.
A name in the West Indies for several kinds of palm, the leaves of which are used for thatching.
To cover with, or with a roof of, straw, reeds, or some similar substance; as, to thatch a roof, a stable, or a stack of grain.


  The face of a building, especially the principal face. 2. An artificial or deceptive front.

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

This rebuilding of the notion of creature permits St. Thomas also to analyze the problems that Averroism was making more and more prominent. Philosophical truth was discovered by the Greeks and the Arabians neither completely nor adequately nor without error. What the Christian thinker must do in their presence is not to divide his allegiance between them and Christianity, but to discover the meaning of reason and the conditions of true thinking. That discovery will enable him to learn from the Greeks without also learning their errors; and it would thus show him the possibility of the harmony between reason and revelation. He must learn to be a philosopher, to discover the philosopher within the Christian man, in order to meet philosophers. In exploring the meaning of a creature, St. Thomas was building a philosophy which permitted his contemporaries (at least, if they listened to him) to free themselves from the old eternalistic and rigid world of the Greeks and to free their thinking, therefore, from the antinomies which this world could raise up for them. In the harmony of faith and reason which St. Thomas defended against Averroism, we must see the culminating point of his activity. For such a harmony meant ultimately not only a judicious and synthetic diagnosis of Greek philosophy, as well as a synthetic incorporation of Greek ideas in Christian thought, it meant also the final vindication of the humanism and the naturalism of Thomistic philosophy. The expression and the defense of this Christian humanism constitute one of St. Thomas' most enduring contributions to European thought. -- A.C.P.

thorough-lighted ::: a. --> Provided with thorough lights or windows at opposite sides, as a room or building.

Three senses of "Ockhamism" may be distinguished: Logical, indicating usage of the terminology and technique of logical analysis developed by Ockham in his Summa totius logicae; in particular, use of the concept of supposition (suppositio) in the significative analysis of terms. Epistemological, indicating the thesis that universality is attributable only to terms and propositions, and not to things as existing apart from discourse. Theological, indicating the thesis that no tneological doctrines, such as those of God's existence or of the immortality of the soul, are evident or demonstrable philosophically, so that religious doctrine rests solely on faith, without metaphysical or scientific support. It is in this sense that Luther is often called an Ockhamist.   Bibliography:   B. Geyer,   Ueberwegs Grundriss d. Gesch. d. Phil., Bd. II (11th ed., Berlin 1928), pp. 571-612 and 781-786; N. Abbagnano,   Guglielmo di Ockham (Lanciano, Italy, 1931); E. A. Moody,   The Logic of William of Ockham (N. Y. & London, 1935); F. Ehrle,   Peter von Candia (Muenster, 1925); G. Ritter,   Studien zur Spaetscholastik, I-II (Heidelberg, 1921-1922).     --E.A.M. Om, aum: (Skr.) Mystic, holy syllable as a symbol for the indefinable Absolute. See Aksara, Vac, Sabda. --K.F.L. Omniscience: In philosophy and theology it means the complete and perfect knowledge of God, of Himself and of all other beings, past, present, and future, or merely possible, as well as all their activities, real or possible, including the future free actions of human beings. --J.J.R. One: Philosophically, not a number but equivalent to unit, unity, individuality, in contradistinction from multiplicity and the mani-foldness of sensory experience. In metaphysics, the Supreme Idea (Plato), the absolute first principle (Neo-platonism), the universe (Parmenides), Being as such and divine in nature (Plotinus), God (Nicolaus Cusanus), the soul (Lotze). Religious philosophy and mysticism, beginning with Indian philosophy (s.v.), has favored the designation of the One for the metaphysical world-ground, the ultimate icility, the world-soul, the principle of the world conceived as reason, nous, or more personally. The One may be conceived as an independent whole or as a sum, as analytic or synthetic, as principle or ontologically. Except by mysticism, it is rarely declared a fact of sensory experience, while its transcendent or transcendental, abstract nature is stressed, e.g., in epistemology where the "I" or self is considered the unitary background of personal experience, the identity of self-consciousness, or the unity of consciousness in the synthesis of the manifoldness of ideas (Kant). --K.F.L. One-one: A relation R is one-many if for every y in the converse domain there is a unique x such that xRy. A relation R is many-one if for every x in the domain there is a unique y such that xRy. (See the article relation.) A relation is one-one, or one-to-one, if it is at the same time one-many and many-one. A one-one relation is said to be, or to determine, a one-to-one correspondence between its domain and its converse domain. --A.C. On-handedness: (Ger. Vorhandenheit) Things exist in the mode of thereness, lying- passively in a neutral space. A "deficient" form of a more basic relationship, termed at-handedness (Zuhandenheit). (Heidegger.) --H.H. Ontological argument: Name by which later authors, especially Kant, designate the alleged proof for God's existence devised by Anselm of Canterbury. Under the name of God, so the argument runs, everyone understands that greater than which nothing can be thought. Since anything being the greatest and lacking existence is less then the greatest having also existence, the former is not really the greater. The greatest, therefore, has to exist. Anselm has been reproached, already by his contemporary Gaunilo, for unduly passing from the field of logical to the field of ontological or existential reasoning. This criticism has been repeated by many authors, among them Aquinas. The argument has, however, been used, if in a somewhat modified form, by Duns Scotus, Descartes, and Leibniz. --R.A. Ontological Object: (Gr. onta, existing things + logos, science) The real or existing object of an act of knowledge as distinguished from the epistemological object. See Epistemological Object. --L.W. Ontologism: (Gr. on, being) In contrast to psychologism, is called any speculative system which starts philosophizing by positing absolute being, or deriving the existence of entities independently of experience merely on the basis of their being thought, or assuming that we have immediate and certain knowledge of the ground of being or God. Generally speaking any rationalistic, a priori metaphysical doctrine, specifically the philosophies of Rosmini-Serbati and Vincenzo Gioberti. As a philosophic method censored by skeptics and criticists alike, as a scholastic doctrine formerly strongly supported, revived in Italy and Belgium in the 19th century, but no longer countenanced. --K.F.L. Ontology: (Gr. on, being + logos, logic) The theory of being qua being. For Aristotle, the First Philosophy, the science of the essence of things. Introduced as a term into philosophy by Wolff. The science of fundamental principles, the doctrine of the categories. Ultimate philosophy; rational cosmology. Syn. with metaphysics. See Cosmology, First Principles, Metaphysics, Theology. --J.K.F. Operation: "(Lit. operari, to work) Any act, mental or physical, constituting a phase of the reflective process, and performed with a view to acquiring1 knowledge or information about a certain subject-nntter. --A.C.B.   In logic, see Operationism.   In philosophy of science, see Pragmatism, Scientific Empiricism. Operationism: The doctrine that the meaning of a concept is given by a set of operations.   1. The operational meaning of a term (word or symbol) is given by a semantical rule relating the term to some concrete process, object or event, or to a class of such processes, objectj or events.   2. Sentences formed by combining operationally defined terms into propositions are operationally meaningful when the assertions are testable by means of performable operations. Thus, under operational rules, terms have semantical significance, propositions have empirical significance.   Operationism makes explicit the distinction between formal (q.v.) and empirical sentences. Formal propositions are signs arranged according to syntactical rules but lacking operational reference. Such propositions, common in mathematics, logic and syntax, derive their sanction from convention, whereas an empirical proposition is acceptable (1) when its structure obeys syntactical rules and (2) when there exists a concrete procedure (a set of operations) for determining its truth or falsity (cf. Verification). Propositions purporting to be empirical are sometimes amenable to no operational test because they contain terms obeying no definite semantical rules. These sentences are sometimes called pseudo-propositions and are said to be operationally meaningless. They may, however, be 'meaningful" in other ways, e.g. emotionally or aesthetically (cf. Meaning).   Unlike a formal statement, the "truth" of an empirical sentence is never absolute and its operational confirmation serves only to increase the degree of its validity. Similarly, the semantical rule comprising the operational definition of a term has never absolute precision. Ordinarily a term denotes a class of operations and the precision of its definition depends upon how definite are the rules governing inclusion in the class.   The difference between Operationism and Logical Positivism (q.v.) is one of emphasis. Operationism's stress of empirical matters derives from the fact that it was first employed to purge physics of such concepts as absolute space and absolute time, when the theory of relativity had forced upon physicists the view that space and time are most profitably defined in terms of the operations by which they are measured. Although different methods of measuring length at first give rise to different concepts of length, wherever the equivalence of certain of these measures can be established by other operations, the concepts may legitimately be combined.   In psychology the operational criterion of meaningfulness is commonly associated with a behavioristic point of view. See Behaviorism. Since only those propositions which are testable by public and repeatable operations are admissible in science, the definition of such concepti as mind and sensation must rest upon observable aspects of the organism or its behavior. Operational psychology deals with experience only as it is indicated by the operation of differential behavior, including verbal report. Discriminations, or the concrete differential reactions of organisms to internal or external environmental states, are by some authors regarded as the most basic of all operations.   For a discussion of the role of operational definition in phvsics. see P. W. Bridgman, The Logic of Modern Physics, (New York, 1928) and The Nature of Physical Theory (Princeton, 1936). "The extension of operationism to psychology is discussed by C. C. Pratt in The Logic of Modem Psychology (New York. 1939.)   For a discussion and annotated bibliography relating to Operationism and Logical Positivism, see S. S. Stevens, Psychology and the Science of Science, Psychol. Bull., 36, 1939, 221-263. --S.S.S. Ophelimity: Noun derived from the Greek, ophelimos useful, employed by Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) in economics as the equivalent of utility, or the capacity to provide satisfaction. --J.J.R. Opinion: (Lat. opinio, from opinor, to think) An hypothesis or proposition entertained on rational grounds but concerning which doubt can reasonably exist. A belief. See Hypothesis, Certainty, Knowledge. --J.K.F- Opposition: (Lat. oppositus, pp. of oppono, to oppose) Positive actual contradiction. One of Aristotle's Post-predicaments. In logic any contrariety or contradiction, illustrated by the "Square of Opposition". Syn. with: conflict. See Logic, formal, § 4. --J.K.F. Optimism: (Lat. optimus, the best) The view inspired by wishful thinking, success, faith, or philosophic reflection, that the world as it exists is not so bad or even the best possible, life is good, and man's destiny is bright. Philosophically most persuasively propounded by Leibniz in his Theodicee, according to which God in his wisdom would have created a better world had he known or willed such a one to exist. Not even he could remove moral wrong and evil unless he destroyed the power of self-determination and hence the basis of morality. All systems of ethics that recognize a supreme good (Plato and many idealists), subscribe to the doctrines of progressivism (Turgot, Herder, Comte, and others), regard evil as a fragmentary view (Josiah Royce et al.) or illusory, or believe in indemnification (Henry David Thoreau) or melioration (Emerson), are inclined optimistically. Practically all theologies advocating a plan of creation and salvation, are optimistic though they make the good or the better dependent on moral effort, right thinking, or belief, promising it in a future existence. Metaphysical speculation is optimistic if it provides for perfection, evolution to something higher, more valuable, or makes room for harmonies or a teleology. See Pessimism. --K.F.L. Order: A class is said to be partially ordered by a dyadic relation R if it coincides with the field of R, and R is transitive and reflexive, and xRy and yRx never both hold when x and y are different. If in addition R is connected, the class is said to be ordered (or simply ordered) by R, and R is called an ordering relation.   Whitehcid and Russell apply the term serial relation to relations which are transitive, irreflexive, and connected (and, in consequence, also asymmetric). However, the use of serial relations in this sense, instead ordering relations as just defined, is awkward in connection with the notion of order for unit classes.   Examples: The relation not greater than among leal numbers is an ordering relation. The relation less than among real numbers is a serial relation. The real numbers are simply ordered by the former relation. In the algebra of classes (logic formal, § 7), the classes are partially ordered by the relation of class inclusion.   For explanation of the terminology used in making the above definitions, see the articles connexity, reflexivity, relation, symmetry, transitivity. --A.C. Order type: See relation-number. Ordinal number: A class b is well-ordered by a dyadic relation R if it is ordered by R (see order) and, for every class a such that a ⊂ b, there is a member x of a, such that xRy holds for every member y of a; and R is then called a well-ordering relation. The ordinal number of a class b well-ordered by a relation R, or of a well-ordering relation R, is defined to be the relation-number (q. v.) of R.   The ordinal numbers of finite classes (well-ordered by appropriate relations) are called finite ordinal numbers. These are 0, 1, 2, ... (to be distinguished, of course, from the finite cardinal numbers 0, 1, 2, . . .).   The first non-finite (transfinite or infinite) ordinal number is the ordinal number of the class of finite ordinal numbers, well-ordered in their natural order, 0, 1, 2, . . .; it is usually denoted by the small Greek letter omega. --A.C.   G. Cantor, Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers, translated and with an introduction by P. E. B. Jourdain, Chicago and London, 1915. (new ed. 1941); Whitehead and Russell, Princtpia Mathematica. vol. 3. Orexis: (Gr. orexis) Striving; desire; the conative aspect of mind, as distinguished from the cognitive and emotional (Aristotle). --G.R.M.. Organicism: A theory of biology that life consists in the organization or dynamic system of the organism. Opposed to mechanism and vitalism. --J.K.F. Organism: An individual animal or plant, biologically interpreted. A. N. Whitehead uses the term to include also physical bodies and to signify anything material spreading through space and enduring in time. --R.B.W. Organismic Psychology: (Lat. organum, from Gr. organon, an instrument) A system of theoretical psychology which construes the structure of the mind in organic rather than atomistic terms. See Gestalt Psychology; Psychological Atomism. --L.W. Organization: (Lat. organum, from Gr. organon, work) A structured whole. The systematic unity of parts in a purposive whole. A dynamic system. Order in something actual. --J.K.F. Organon: (Gr. organon) The title traditionally given to the body of Aristotle's logical treatises. The designation appears to have originated among the Peripatetics after Aristotle's time, and expresses their view that logic is not a part of philosophy (as the Stoics maintained) but rather the instrument (organon) of philosophical inquiry. See Aristotelianism. --G.R.M.   In Kant. A system of principles by which pure knowledge may be acquired and established.   Cf. Fr. Bacon's Novum Organum. --O.F.K. Oriental Philosophy: A general designation used loosely to cover philosophic tradition exclusive of that grown on Greek soil and including the beginnings of philosophical speculation in Egypt, Arabia, Iran, India, and China, the elaborate systems of India, Greater India, China, and Japan, and sometimes also the religion-bound thought of all these countries with that of the complex cultures of Asia Minor, extending far into antiquity. Oriental philosophy, though by no means presenting a homogeneous picture, nevertheless shares one characteristic, i.e., the practical outlook on life (ethics linked with metaphysics) and the absence of clear-cut distinctions between pure speculation and religious motivation, and on lower levels between folklore, folk-etymology, practical wisdom, pre-scientiiic speculation, even magic, and flashes of philosophic insight. Bonds with Western, particularly Greek philosophy have no doubt existed even in ancient times. Mutual influences have often been conjectured on the basis of striking similarities, but their scientific establishment is often difficult or even impossible. Comparative philosophy (see especially the work of Masson-Oursel) provides a useful method. Yet a thorough treatment of Oriental Philosophy is possible only when the many languages in which it is deposited have been more thoroughly studied, the psychological and historical elements involved in the various cultures better investigated, and translations of the relevant documents prepared not merely from a philological point of view or out of missionary zeal, but by competent philosophers who also have some linguistic training. Much has been accomplished in this direction in Indian and Chinese Philosophy (q.v.). A great deal remains to be done however before a definitive history of Oriental Philosophy may be written. See also Arabian, and Persian Philosophy. --K.F.L. Origen: (185-254) The principal founder of Christian theology who tried to enrich the ecclesiastic thought of his day by reconciling it with the treasures of Greek philosophy. Cf. Migne PL. --R.B.W. Ormazd: (New Persian) Same as Ahura Mazdah (q.v.), the good principle in Zoroastrianism, and opposed to Ahriman (q.v.). --K.F.L. Orphic Literature: The mystic writings, extant only in fragments, of a Greek religious-philosophical movement of the 6th century B.C., allegedly started by the mythical Orpheus. In their mysteries, in which mythology and rational thinking mingled, the Orphics concerned themselves with cosmogony, theogony, man's original creation and his destiny after death which they sought to influence to the better by pure living and austerity. They taught a symbolism in which, e.g., the relationship of the One to the many was clearly enunciated, and believed in the soul as involved in reincarnation. Pythagoras, Empedocles, and Plato were influenced by them. --K.F.L. Ortega y Gasset, Jose: Born in Madrid, May 9, 1883. At present in Buenos Aires, Argentine. Son of Ortega y Munillo, the famous Spanish journalist. Studied at the College of Jesuits in Miraflores and at the Central University of Madrid. In the latter he presented his Doctor's dissertation, El Milenario, in 1904, thereby obtaining his Ph.D. degree. After studies in Leipzig, Berlin, Marburg, under the special influence of Hermann Cohen, the great exponent of Kant, who taught him the love for the scientific method and awoke in him the interest in educational philosophy, Ortega came to Spain where, after the death of Nicolas Salmeron, he occupied the professorship of metaphysics at the Central University of Madrid. The following may be considered the most important works of Ortega y Gasset:     Meditaciones del Quijote, 1914;   El Espectador, I-VIII, 1916-1935;   El Tema de Nuestro Tiempo, 1921;   España Invertebrada, 1922;   Kant, 1924;   La Deshumanizacion del Arte, 1925;   Espiritu de la Letra, 1927;   La Rebelion de las Masas, 1929;   Goethe desde Adentio, 1934;   Estudios sobre el Amor, 1939;   Ensimismamiento y Alteracion, 1939;   El Libro de las Misiones, 1940;   Ideas y Creencias, 1940;     and others.   Although brought up in the Marburg school of thought, Ortega is not exactly a neo-Kantian. At the basis of his Weltanschauung one finds a denial of the fundamental presuppositions which characterized European Rationalism. It is life and not thought which is primary. Things have a sense and a value which must be affirmed independently. Things, however, are to be conceived as the totality of situations which constitute the circumstances of a man's life. Hence, Ortega's first philosophical principle: "I am myself plus my circumstances". Life as a problem, however, is but one of the poles of his formula. Reason is the other. The two together function, not by dialectical opposition, but by necessary coexistence. Life, according to Ortega, does not consist in being, but rather, in coming to be, and as such it is of the nature of direction, program building, purpose to be achieved, value to be realized. In this sense the future as a time dimension acquires new dignity, and even the present and the past become articulate and meaning-full only in relation to the future. Even History demands a new point of departure and becomes militant with new visions. --J.A.F. Orthodoxy: Beliefs which are declared by a group to be true and normative. Heresy is a departure from and relative to a given orthodoxy. --V.S. Orthos Logos: See Right Reason. Ostensible Object: (Lat. ostendere, to show) The object envisaged by cognitive act irrespective of its actual existence. See Epistemological Object. --L.W. Ostensive: (Lat. ostendere, to show) Property of a concept or predicate by virtue of which it refers to and is clarified by reference to its instances. --A.C.B. Ostwald, Wilhelm: (1853-1932) German chemist. Winner of the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1909. In Die Uberwindung des wissenschaftlichen Materialistmus and in Naturphilosophie, his two best known works in the field of philosophy, he advocates a dynamic theory in opposition to materialism and mechanism. All properties of matter, and the psychic as well, are special forms of energy. --L.E.D. Oupnekhat: Anquetil Duperron's Latin translation of the Persian translation of 50 Upanishads (q.v.), a work praised by Schopenhauer as giving him complete consolation. --K.F.L. Outness: A term employed by Berkeley to express the experience of externality, that is the ideas of space and things placed at a distance. Hume used it in the sense of distance Hamilton understood it as the state of being outside of consciousness in a really existing world of material things. --J.J.R. Overindividual: Term used by H. Münsterberg to translate the German überindividuell. The term is applied to any cognitive or value object which transcends the individual subject. --L.W. P

tiler ::: n. --> A man whose occupation is to cover buildings with tiles.
A doorkeeper or attendant at a lodge of Freemasons.


timber ::: n. --> A certain quantity of fur skins, as of martens, ermines, sables, etc., packed between boards; being in some cases forty skins, in others one hundred and twenty; -- called also timmer.
The crest on a coat of arms.
That sort of wood which is proper for buildings or for tools, utensils, furniture, carriages, fences, ships, and the like; -- usually said of felled trees, but sometimes of those standing. Cf. Lumber, 3.


tower ::: n. 1. A building or part of a building that is exceptionally high in proportion to its width and length. 2. Something or someone that conspicuously embodies strength, firmness, or another virtue, likened to a tower. Tower, towers, temple-tower. v. 3. To appear at or rise to a conspicuous height; loom. towered.

tower ::: n. --> A mass of building standing alone and insulated, usually higher than its diameter, but when of great size not always of that proportion.
A projection from a line of wall, as a fortification, for purposes of defense, as a flanker, either or the same height as the curtain wall or higher.
A structure appended to a larger edifice for a special purpose, as for a belfry, and then usually high in proportion to its


townhall ::: n. --> A public hall or building, belonging to a town, where the public offices are established, the town council meets, the people assemble in town meeting, etc.

townhouse ::: n. --> A building devoted to the public used of a town; a townhall.

Transistor-Transistor Logic (TTL) A common semiconductor technology for building discrete digital logic integrated circuits. It originated from {Texas Instruments} in 1965. There have been several series of TTL logic: 7400: 10 ns propagation time, 10 mW/gate power consumption, obsolete; 74L00: Low power: higher resistances, less dissipation (1 mW), longer propagation time (30 ns); 74H00: High power: lower resistances, more dissipation: less sensitivity for noise; 74S00: Schottky-clamped: faster switching (3 ns, 19 mW) by using Schottky diodes to prevent the transistors from saturation; 74LS00: Low power, Schottky-clamped (10 ns, 2 mW); 74AS00: Advanced Schottky: faster switching, less dissipation, (1.5 ns, 10 mW); 74ALS00: Advanced Low power Schottky (4 ns, 1.3 mW). For each 74xxx family there is a corresponding 54xxx family. The 74 series are specified for operation at 0 - 70 C whereas the 54 (military) series can operate at -55 - 125 C See also {CMOS}, {ECL}.

treasure-house ::: n. --> A house or building where treasures and stores are kept.

treasury ::: n. --> A place or building in which stores of wealth are deposited; especially, a place where public revenues are deposited and kept, and where money is disbursed to defray the expenses of government; hence, also, the place of deposit and disbursement of any collected funds.
That department of a government which has charge of the finances.
A repository of abundance; a storehouse.


tschego ::: n. --> A West African anthropoid ape allied to the gorilla and chimpanzee, and by some considered only a variety of the chimpanzee. It is noted for building large, umbrella-shaped nests in trees. Called also tscheigo, tschiego, nschego, nscheigo.

turnhalle ::: n. --> A building used as a school of gymnastics.

turret ::: n. --> A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure.
A movable building, of a square form, consisting of ten or even twenty stories and sometimes one hundred and twenty cubits high, usually moved on wheels, and employed in approaching a fortified place, for carrying soldiers, engines, ladders, casting bridges, and other necessaries.
A revolving tower constructed of thick iron plates, within


unbuilt ::: of land: Not occupied with buildings; not built on or upon.

underbuilding ::: n. --> Same as Substruction.

underfilling ::: n. --> The filling below or beneath; the under part of a building.

underpinning ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Underpin ::: n. --> The act of one who underpins; the act of supporting by stones, masonry, or the like.
That by which a building is underpinned; the material and construction used for support, introduced beneath a wall already


underpin ::: v. t. --> To lay stones, masonry, etc., under, as the sills of a building, on which it is to rest.
To support by some solid foundation; to place something underneath for support.


University of Michigan "body, education" A large cosmopolitan university in the Midwest USA. Over 50000 students are enrolled at the University of Michigan's three campuses. The students come from 50 states and over 100 foreign countries. 70% of the University's students graduated in the top 10% of their high school class. 90% rank in the top 20% of their high school class. 60% of the students receive financial aid. The main Ann Arbor Campus lies in the Huron River valley, 40 miles west of Detroit. The campus boasts 2700 acres with 200 buildings, six million volumes in 23 libraries, nine museums, seven hospitals, hundreds of laboratories and institutes, and over 18000 {microcomputers}. {(http://umich.edu/)}. (1995-02-23)

upbuilding :::

vacancy ::: n. --> The quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence, freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness; listlessness.
That which is vacant.
Empty space; vacuity; vacuum.
An open or unoccupied space between bodies or things; an interruption of continuity; chasm; gap; as, a vacancy between buildings; a vacancy between sentences or thoughts.
Unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of


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

vannevar "jargon" /van'*-var/ A bogus technological prediction or a foredoomed engineering concept, especially one that fails by implicitly assuming that technologies develop linearly, incrementally, and in isolation from one another when in fact the learning curve tends to be highly nonlinear, revolutions are common, and competition is the rule. The prototype was Vannevar Bush's prediction of "electronic brains" the size of the Empire State Building with a Niagara-Falls-equivalent cooling system for their tubes and relays, a prediction made at a time when the semiconductor effect had already been demonstrated. Other famous vannevars have included {magnetic-bubble memory}, {LISP machines}, {videotex}, and a paper from the late 1970s that computed a purported ultimate limit on areal density for {integrated circuits} that was in fact less than the routine densities of 5 years later. [{Jargon File}] (2000-02-29)

vatican ::: n. --> A magnificent assemblage of buildings at Rome, near the church of St. Peter, including the pope&

verger ::: n. --> One who carries a verge, or emblem of office.
An attendant upon a dignitary, as on a bishop, a dean, a justice, etc.
The official who takes care of the interior of a church building.
A garden or orchard.


vestibules ::: passages, halls, or antechambers between the outer door and the interior parts of a house or building.

vistas ::: 1. Distant views or prospects, especially those seen through openings, as between rows of buildings or trees. 2. Fig. Far-reaching mental views. 3. *Fig.* Awareness of ranges of time, events, or subjects; broad mental views.

Visual Component Library "programming" {VCL} A {application framework} library for {Microsoft Windows} and {Borland Software Corp.}'s {Delphi} and {C++Builder} {rapid application development} software. VCL was originally designed for Delphi but is now also used for C++Builder. This replaces {OWL} {Object Windows Library} as Borland's Windows C++ framework of choice. VCL encapsulates the C-based {Win32 API} into a much easier to use, {object-oriented} form. Like its direct rival, {Microsoft Foundation Class Library} (MFC), VCL includes classes to create Windows programs. The VCL component class can be inherited to create new VCL components, which are the building blocks of Delphi and C++Builder applications. VCL components are somewhat in competition with {ActiveX} controls, though a VCL wrapper can be created to make an ActiveX control seem like a VCL component. {Home (http://borland.com/bcppbuilder/productinfo/feaben/visual.html)}. (2001-07-09)

vomitory ::: a. --> Causing vomiting; emetic; vomitive. ::: n. --> An emetic; a vomit.
A principal door of a large ancient building, as of an amphitheater.


VUIT Visual User Interface Tool: a WYSIWYG editor from DEC for building human interfaces to applications using {OSF}/Motif. It provides an interactive interface to UIL and the Motif toolkit.

wall follower "robotics" A person or {algorithm} that compensates for lack of sophistication or native stupidity by efficiently following some simple procedure shown to have been effective in the past. Used of an algorithm, this is not necessarily pejorative; it recalls "Harvey Wallbanger", the winning robot in an early AI contest (named, of course, after the cocktail). Harvey successfully solved mazes by keeping a "finger" on one wall and running till it came out the other end. This was inelegant, but it was mathematically guaranteed to work on simply-connected mazes - and, in fact, Harvey outperformed more sophisticated robots that tried to "learn" each maze by building an internal representation of it. Used of humans, the term *is* pejorative and implies an uncreative, bureaucratic, by-the-book mentality. See also {code grinder}. [{Jargon File}] (2003-02-03)

wall ::: n. --> A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot; a wale.
A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or security, solid and permanent inclosing fence, as around a field, a park, a town, etc., also, one of the upright inclosing parts of a building or a room.
A defense; a rampart; a means of protection; in the plural, fortifications, in general; works for defense.


wardens ::: those who have the charge or care of something, esp. buildings, or people.

wark ::: n. --> Work; a building.

washhouse ::: n. --> An outbuilding for washing, esp. one for washing clothes; a laundry.

watchman ::: n. --> One set to watch; a person who keeps guard; a guard; a sentinel.
Specifically, one who guards a building, or the streets of a city, by night.


water table ::: --> A molding, or other projection, in the wall of a building, to throw off the water, -- generally used in the United States for the first table above the surface of the ground (see Table, n., 9), that is, for the table at the top of the foundation and the beginning of the upper wall.

water tower ::: --> A large metal pipe made to be extended vertically by sections, and used for discharging water upon burning buildings.

weatherboarding ::: n. --> The covering or siding of a building, formed of boards lapping over one another, to exclude rain, snow, etc.
Boards adapted or intended for such use.


weatherboard ::: n. --> That side of a vessel which is toward the wind; the windward side.
A piece of plank placed in a porthole, or other opening, to keep out water.
A board extending from the ridge to the eaves along the slope of the gable, and forming a close junction between the shingling of a roof and the side of the building beneath.
A clapboard or feather-edged board used in


weigh-house ::: n. --> A building at or within which goods, and the like, are weighed.

"When we see with the inner vision and sense and not with the physical eye a tree or other object, what we become aware of is an infinite one Reality constituting the tree or object, pervading its every atom and molecule, forming them out of itself, building the whole nature, process of becoming, operation of indwelling energy; all of these are itself, are this infinite, this Reality: we see it extending indivisibly and uniting all objects so that none is really separate from it or quite separate from other objects. ‘It stands," says the Gita, ‘undivided in beings and yet as if divided." Thus each object is that Infinite and one in essential being with all other objects that are also forms and names, — powers, numens, — of the Infinite.” The Life Divine

“When we see with the inner vision and sense and not with the physical eye a tree or other object, what we become aware of is an infinite one Reality constituting the tree or object, pervading its every atom and molecule, forming them out of itself, building the whole nature, process of becoming, operation of indwelling energy; all of these are itself, are this infinite, this Reality: we see it extending indivisibly and uniting all objects so that none is really separate from it or quite separate from other objects. ‘It stands,’ says the Gita, ‘undivided in beings and yet as if divided.’ Thus each object is that Infinite and one in essential being with all other objects that are also forms and names,—powers, numens,—of the Infinite.” The Life Divine

whitewood ::: n. --> The soft and easily-worked wood of the tulip tree (Liriodendron). It is much used in cabinetwork, carriage building, etc.

window ::: n. --> An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed by casements or sashes containing some transparent material, as glass, and capable of being opened and shut at pleasure.
The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or other framework, which closes a window opening.
A figure formed of lines crossing each other.


wireless local area network "networking" (WLAN /W-lan/, or "LAWN" /lorn/, sometimes "WiLAN" /wi-lan/) A communication system that transmits and receives data using modulated electromagnetic waves, implemented as an extension to, or as an alternative for, a {wired} {LAN}. WLANs are typically found within a small {client} {node}-dense locale (e.g. a campus or office building), or anywhere a traditional network cannot be deployed for logistical reasons. Benefits include user mobility in the coverage area, speed and simplicity of physical setup, and {scalability}. Being a military spin-off, WLANs also provide security features such as {encryption}, {frequency hopping}, and {firewalls}. Some of these are intrinsic to the {protocol}, making WLANs at least as secure as wired networks, and usually more so. The drawbacks are high initial cost (mostly {hardware}), limited range, possibility of mutual interference, amd the need to security-enable clients. The established protocols are covered by {IEEE 802.11 (http://standards.ieee.org/getieee802/)}. Recent developments include the {Bluetooth} project and other WPAN, or {Personal Area Network} initiatives, accessible through {IEEE 802.15 working group (http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/15/)}. {Wireless Lan Association (http://wlana.org/)}. {Usenet} newsgroups: {news:comp.dcom.lans.misc}, {news:comp.std.wireless}. (2003-09-23)

W. T. Parry, Modalities in the Survey system of strict implication, The Journal of Symbolic Logic, vol. 4 (1939). pp 137-154. Structuralism: (Lat. structura, a building) The conception of mind in terms of its structure whether this structure be interpreted (a) atomistically. See Psychological Atomism, Structural Psychology); or (b) configurationally. (Gestalt Psychology). -- L.W.



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1:No matter which rooms one is in, there are many paths in the Infinite Building. ~ JB,
2:Bad news? Keep building. Good news? Keep building. No news? Keep building." ~ Jack Butcher,
3:The firmness of the entire building depends on the foundation and the ceiling! ~ Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina,
4:The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~ Socrates,
5:The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
   ~ Socrates?,
6:11:The destiny of [Google's search engine] is to become that Star Trek computer, and that's what we are building. ~ Amit Singhal,
7:Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
8:Space is a stillness of God building his earthly abode. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Trance of Waiting,
9:Practical sciences proceed by building up; theoretical science by resolving into components. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
10:It has been said that 'every building has a foundation, and the foundation of Islam is good character'." ~ Imam al-Ghazali, @Sufi_Path
11:Just as you enter this church building, so God wishes to enter into your soul, for he promised: I shall live in them, I shall walk through their hearts. ~ Saint Caesarius of Arles,
12:Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
13:... the building up of a more equitable human society; a Church which would be more evangelical and therefore disengaged from its hierarchical institutions!" ~ Our Lady to Father Stefano Gobbi ,
14:Philosophy is a doctrine of building character, not of nourishing weak­ness. Strength of character comes from contact with life and not from running away. ~ Manly P. Hall (Horizon August 1941 p. 4)
15:The future is in your hearts and in your hands. God is entrusting to you the task, at once difficult and uplifting, of working with Him in the building of the civilization of love." ~ Pope John Paul II,
16:Building of the Soul
For the most part we are much too busy living and thinking to have leisure to be silent and see. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
17:We must finally get over seeing modernity as a single process of which Europe is the paradigm. . . . Then the real positive work of building mutual understanding can begin. ~ Charles Taylor, Modern Social Imaginaries,
18: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,
19: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,
20:Creation does not mean the building up of a composite thing from pre-existing principles; but it means that the composite is created so that it is brought into being at the same time with all its principles. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I q. 45 a. 4 ad. 2),
21:The building up of the church by the conversion of faithful does not pertain to the perfection of Christ, whereby He is perfect in Himself, but inasmuch as it leads others to a share of His perfection ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.7.4ad3).,
22:Loving yourself is not a matter of building your ego. Egotism is proving you are worthwhile after you have sunk into hating yourself. Loving yourself will dissolve your ego: you will feel no need to prove you are superior." ~ T. Golas, "The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment.",
23:You are no longer aliens or foreign visitors: you are citizens like all the saints, and part of God's household. You are part of a building that has the apostles and prophets for its foundations, and Christ Jesus himself for its main cornerstone ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians, 2:19-20).,
24: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, Sufferings and Falls,
25: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,
26:The war of thoughts that fathers the universe,
The clash of forces struggling to prevail
In the tremendous shock that lights a star
As in the building of a grain of dust, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul's Release,
27: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,
28:328. 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,
29: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,
30: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,
31: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, 58,
32: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,
33: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,
34:2. 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,
35: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,
36: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,
37: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,
38: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,
39:The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity ~ in all this vastness ~ there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The Earth is the only world known, so far, to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known. ~ Carl Sagan,
40:8. 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,
41: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,
42: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, 164,
43: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,
44: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, Mind of Light, 587,
45:- 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, 142 [T4],
46: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,
47:CHAPTER XIII
OF THE BANISHINGS: AND OF THE PURIFICATIONS.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and had better come first. Purity means singleness. God is one. The wand is not a wand if it has something sticking to it which is not an essential part of itself. If you wish to invoke Venus, you do not succeed if there are traces of Saturn mixed up with it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In more elaborate ceremonies it is usual to banish everything by name. Each element, each planet, and each sign, perhaps even the Sephiroth themselves; all are removed, including the very one which we wished to invoke, for that force ... ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
48:
   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?,
49: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,
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   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?
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51: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 passage

Omnes eodem cogimur, omnium
Versatur urna serius ocius
Sors exitura et nos in aeternum
Exilium 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 vain
Upon 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 tell
To thee, thou Wedding-Guest!
He prayeth well, who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast.
He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.' ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:Whatever good things we build end up building us. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
2:We all know that a church is not a building. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
3:The status quo is leaving the building, and quickly. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
4:You build a better company by building better people. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
5:A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
6:Building a better mousetrap merely results in smarter mice. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
7:The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
8:The Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn't count; building arks does. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
9:To the Christian death is the exchanging of a tent for a building. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
10:Building a better you is the first step to building a better America. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
11:Chuck Noll is building one hell of a football team up in Pittsburgh. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
12:A demonstration of sincere concern can be a strong building block of love. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
13:What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
14:Never say you're having a bad day... say you're having a character building day ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
15:Living a life is like constructing a building: if you start wrong, you'll end wrong. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
16:We must have life building, man-making, character-making assimilation of ideas. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
17:Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
18:Let death find us as we are building up our matchstick protests against its waves. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
19:You can spend your whole life building a wall of facts between you and anything real. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
20:Psychology should be just as concerned with building strength as with repairing damage ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
21:Building air castles is a harmless business as long as you don't attempt to live in them. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
22:From the ruins, lonely and inexplicable as the sphinx, rose the Empire State Building. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
23:Practical sciences proceed by building up; theoretical science by resolving into components. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
24:Practical sciences proceed by building up; theoretical science by resolving into components. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
25:The Church must be forever building, for it is forever decaying within and attacked from without. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
26:[Ayres] was our city because we were building it. That's how I felt when I walked around town. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
27:Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.  ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
28:The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
29:You, of Canada, are building a magnificent record of achievement. My country rejoices in it. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
30:If heaven existed as a physical building on earth, human beings would remodel it to make it right. ~ vernon-howard, @wisdomtrove
31:She [Mary I] married Philip King of Spain, who in her sister's reign, was famous for building Armadas. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
32:The process of building a self and its works is always too slow. One is always in arrears to oneself. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
33:Wisdom is a solid and entire building, of which every piece keeps its place and bears its mark. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
34:Do you mean to tell me that you're thinking seriously of building that way, when and if you are an architect? ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
35:I never called my work an &
36:To be a man is to feel that one's own stone contributes to building the edifice of the world. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
37:By working together, pooling our resources and building on our strengths, we can accomplish great things. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
38:Authentic power is building something inside of you, which you cannot lose and that no one can take from you. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
39:All of the people in my building are insane. The guy above me designs synthetic hairballs for ceramic cats. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
40:If I am building a mountain and stop before the last basketful of earth is placed on the summit, I have failed. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
41:We define a world. We build a house, then after building the house we enter into it and we never leave it. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
42:Becoming a member of the NR is not just about working smarter. It's about building a system to replace yourself. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
43:To rid yourself of old patterns, focus all your energy not on struggling with the old, but on building the new. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
44:I knew a girl so ugly, I took her to the top of the Empire State building and planes started to attack her. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
45:Building a business is not rocket science, it's about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
46:History is a child building a sand-castle by the sea, and that child is the whole majesty of man's power in the world. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
47:Don't wait till you are big before you begin building your brand. Build a brand from scratch alongside your business. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
48:Nature does not complete things. She is chaotic. Man must finish, and he does so by making a garden and building a wall. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
49:God's forgiving grace is incomplete until he gives me - and I accept - a new kingdom-building dream and opportunity. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
50:The building is a special place because of its architecture; But it's people who make it special by participating in it. ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
51:When you open the elevator on the top floor of a building and the other guy doesn't get out, something is seriously wrong. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
52:Google Takes One Giant Leap in Building the Connected Classroom by Mark W. Guay, www.huffingtonpost.com. December 10, 2013. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
53:Revenues should be increased not by increasing the tax rates on the individual but by building a bigger economy for everybody. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
54:Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth, ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
55:Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
56:You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage but He is building a palace. He intends to come & live in it Himself ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
57:A joke is like building a mousetrap from scratch. You have to work pretty hard to make the thing snap when it is supposed to snap. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
58:The way it is now, the asylums can hold all the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we should run out of building materials. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
59:It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
60:We can't make people better by trying to eliminate their weaknesses, but we can help then perform better by building on their strengths. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
61:Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
62:The other day, I was walking my dog around my building . . . on the ledge. Some people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
63:Rising in the World: Or, Architects of Fate; a Book Designed to Inspire Youth to Character-building, Self-culture and Noble Achievement. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
64:Both the forces of good and evil will keep the universe alive for us, until we awake from our dreams and give up this building of mud pies. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
65:Keep doing the right. God is building character in you, and you are passing that test. Remember, the greater the struggle, the greater the reward. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
66:My special situation was that I was the son and grandson of architects. And so I saw building. We were building the city, and that was exciting. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
67:See how the Ganga flows by and what a nice building! I like this place. This is the ideal kind of place for a Math. (in Belur, West Bengal). ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
68:The greatest advantage of books does not always come from what we remember of them, but from their suggestiveness, their character-building power. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
69:Seventy-five years ago I was born in Tampico, Illinois, in a little flat above the bank building. We didn't have any other contact with the bank than that. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
70:The truth is revealed by removing things that stand in its light, an art not unlike sculpture, in which the artist creates, not by building, but by hacking away. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
71:If the foundation is firm the building can withstand calamities. The practice of yoga is the foundation so that the self is not shaken under any circumstances. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
72:Let every Christian, as much as in him lies, engage himself openly and publicly, before all the World, in some mental pursuit for the Building up of Jerusalem. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
73:As believers, our joy and peace are not based in doing and achieving, but in believing. Joy and peace come as a result of building our relationship with the Lord. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
74:Crystal Cathedral Pastor Says &
75:The essential building block is... the true love that is impossible to define for those who have never experienced it and unnecessary to define for those who have. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
76:Work is a process, and any process needs to be controlled. To make work productive, therefore, requires building the appropriate controls into the process of work. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
77:Everything in life is a checklist, whether it's building a birdhouse or building a kitchen. If you don't have a checklist, you're much more likely to forget something. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
78:The poem in which the reader does not feel himself or herself a participant is a lecture, listened to from an uncomfortable chair, in a stuffy room, inside a building. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
79:When one is building a ship, one does not begin with gathering timber and cutting planks, but rather by arousing in people the yearning for the great wide sea. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
80:[From a window in the Writer's Building at MGM, which overlooked a cemetery:] Hello down there. It might interest you to know that up here we are just as dead as you are. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
81:I don't really have many hobbies but one of my favorite things to do is spend time with my family. We have fun together, and building those relationships is very important to me. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
82:Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
83:If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
84:If you don't set your goals based upon your Mission Statement, you may be climbing the ladder of success only to realize, when you get to the top, you're on the wrong building.    ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
85:That religion may have served some necessary function for us in the past does not preclude the possibility that it is now the greatest impediment to our building a global civilization. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
86:The aim of Positive Psychology is to catalyze a change in psychology from a preoccupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building the best qualities in life. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
87:We used to build temples, and museums are about as close as secular society dares to go in facing up to the idea that a good building can change your life (and a bad one ruin it). ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
88:It is from the middle class that writers spring, because, it is in the middle class only that the practice of writing is as natural and habitual as hoeing a field or building a house. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
89:Death destroys the body, as the scaffolding is destroyed after the building is up and finished. And he whose building is up rejoices at the destruction of the scaffolding and of the body. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
90:The soul is a temple; and God is silently building it by night and by day. Precious thoughts are building it; disinterested love is building it; all-penetrating faith is building it. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
91:From famous artists to building contractors, we all want to leave our signature. Our lasting effect. Your life after death. We all want to explain ourselves. Nobody wants to be forgotten. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
92:In building a statue, a sculptor doesn't keep adding clay to his subject. Actually, he keeps chiseling away at the nonessentials until the truth of his creation is revealed without obstruction. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
93:You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
94:Never, never pin your whole faith on any human being: not if he is the best and wisest in the whole world. There are lots of nice things you can do with sand; but do not try building a house on it. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
95:As the proportion of people reaching higher states of consciousness increases, this inertia will decrease, and at the same time a supportive momentum in the new direction will start building up. ~ peter-russell, @wisdomtrove
96:If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we're going to do important work ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
97:Of course I lie to people. But I lie altruistically - for our mutual good. The lie is the basic building block of good manners. That may seem mildly shocking to a moralist - but then what isn t? ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
98:The fun is in always building something. After it's built, you play with it awhile and then you're through. You see, we never do the same thing twice around here. We're always opening up new doors. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
99:One of the best bits of advice I can give is, early on, when you're building a new business, try to find somebody to run it on a day-to-day basis to free yourself up to look at the bigger picture. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
100:The mention of one apartment in a building naturally introduces an enquiry or discourse concerning the others: and if we think ofa wound, we can scarcely forbear reflecting on the pain which follows it. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
101:While non of us understands the Grand Design, we can commit to using all our experiences, good or bad, as the building blocks of a powerful and loving life. Then it is, indeed, all happening perfectly. ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
102:When we hear some beautiful piece of Mozart or admire a wonderful building, we suddenly become present in ourselves. That's unusual nowadays because dishevelment and distraction have become an art form. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
103:While non of us understands the Grand Design, we can commit to using all our experiences, good or bad, as the building blocks of a powerful and loving life. Then it is, indeed, all happening perfectly." ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
104:The ashram is where everyone lives in the same building or on the same grounds. You feel that it's selfish for you to devote your life to one person. You don't just love the one, you love the many also. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
105:The function of the machine is to liberate man from brute burdens, and release his energies to the building of his intellectual and spiritual powers for conquests in the fields of thought and higher action. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
106:Of course I lie to people. But I lie altruistically - for our mutual good. The lie is the basic building block of good manners. That may seem mildly shocking to a moralist - but then what isn t? ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
107:Alexander, Charlemagne and myself all tried to found an empire on force and we failed. Jesus Christ is building an empire on love, and today there are millions of people who would gladly die for His sake. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
108:Unfortunately, unless we're focused on building up our courage, which gives us our self-confidence and all that we need to make quantum change in our lives, the voice of fear will always take the lead inside our minds. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
109:I don't think so, in that Virgin is already a global brand. Brands like Amazon have had to spend hundreds of millions of pounds you know, building their brands, whereas Virgin is already well-known around the world. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
110:I have always had a reputation for being frugal - less kind people might call me cheap. But my interest in building up a nest egg goes back to those days in Arnhem when I learned that money can grow, just like trees. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
111:How would your life be different if…You approached all relationships with authenticity and honesty? Let today be the day…You dedicate yourself to building relationships on the solid foundation of truth and authenticity. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
112:When we clearly understand that there is no superior sex or superior race, we will have opened the door of communication and laid the foundation for building winning relationships with all people in this global world of ours. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
113:Disneyland will always be building and growing and adding new things... new ways of having fun, of learning things, and sharing the many exciting adventures which may be experienced here in the company of family and friends. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
114:LSD, yeah, the big parade – everybody's doin' it now. Take LSD, then you are a poet, an intellectual. What a sick mob. I am building a machine gun in my closet now to take out as many of them as I can before they get me. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
115:When you look more generally at life on Earth, you find that it is all the same kind of life. There are not many different kinds; there's only one kind. It uses about fifty fundamental biological building blocks, organic molecules. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
116:For the night-wind has a dismal trick of wandering round and round a building of that sort, and moaning as it goes; and of trying, with its unseen hand, the windows and the doors; and seeking out some crevices by which to enter. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
117:There is the happiness which comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
118:More than a building that houses books and data, the library has always been a window to a larger world&
119:The clouds were building up now for the trade wind and he looked ahead and saw a flight of wild ducks etching themselves against the sky over the water, then blurring, then etching again and he knew no man was ever alone on the sea. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
120:The difference between architecture and building is that the former expresses an idea, while the latter is merely a structure built on economical principles. The value of matter depends solely on its capacities of expressing ideas. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
121:We have to remember, when we forgive we're not doing it just for the other person, we're doing it for our own good. When we hold on to unforgiveness and we live with grudges in our hearts, all we're doing is building walls of separation. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
122:I once tried to commit suicide by jumping off a building... I changed my mind at the last minute, so I just flipped over and landed on my feet. Two little kittens nearby saw what happened and one turns to the other and says, "See, that's how it's done." ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
123:It was the German schoolhouse which destroyed Napoleon III. France, since then, is making monster cannon and drilling soldiers still, but she is also building schoolhouses. As long as war is possible, anything that makes better soldiers people want. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
124:Whatever comes to us in life we create first in our mentality. As the building is a reality in all its details in the architects mind before a stone or brick is laid, so we create mentally everything which later becomes a reality in our achievement. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
125:The mistake so many marketers make is that they conjoin the urgency of making another sale with the timing to earn the right to make that sale. In other words, you must build trust before you need it. Building trust right when you want to make a sale is just too late. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
126:The WPA was one of the most productive elements of FDR's alphabet soup of agencies because it put people to work building roads, bridges, and other projects... It gave men and women a chance to make some money along with the satisfaction of knowing they earned it. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
127:I don't like to see things on purpose. I like them to soak in. A friend . . . asked me to go to the top of the Empire State Building once, and I told him that he shouldn't treat New York as a sight-it's feeling, an emotional experience. And the same with every place else. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
128:Early on in your career, find someone better than yourself to run the business on a day-to-day basis. Remove yourself, maybe even from the building, and from the nitty-gritty. That way, you're going to be able to see the bigger picture and think of new areas to go into. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
129:And if you start small, you don’t need a lot of motivation to get started either. The simple act of getting started and doing something will give you the momentum you need, and soon you’ll find yourself in a positive spiral of changes – one building on the other.  ~ marc-and-angel-chernoff, @wisdomtrove
130:Our homes do not have to offer us permanent occupancy or store our clothes to merit the name. To speak of home in relation to a building is simply to recognise its harmony with our own prized internal song. Home can be an airport or a library, a garden or a motorway diner. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
131:Then the hard, dry Spaniards came exploring through, greedy and realistic, and their greed was for gold or God. They collected souls as they collected jewels. They gathered mountains and valleys, rivers and whole horizons, the way a man might now gain tittle to building lots. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
132:Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It's about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it's about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
133:To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
134:If a window is broken and left unrepaired, people walking by will conclude that no one cares and no one is in charge. Soon, more windows will be broken, and the sense of anarchy will spread from the building to the street on which it faces, sending a signal that anything goes. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
135:I would not want to form a partnership with an architect who has only a little knowledge of building or a broker who has a limited knowledge of the stock market. Still, we form what we hope to be permanent relationships in love with people who have hardly any knowledge of what love is. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
136:This is the real task before us: to reassert our commitment as a nation to a law higher than our own, to renew our spiritual strength. Only by building a wall of such spiritual resolve can we, as a free people, hope to protect our own heritage and make it someday the birthright of all men. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
137:Who does not observe the immediate glow and security that is diffused over the life of woman, before restless or fretful, by engaging in gardening, building, or the lowest department of art? Here is something that is not routine&
138:The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. If you find yourself lacking in persistence, this weakness may be removed by building a stronger fire under your desires. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
139:I'm scared," she said. "These days I feel like a snail without a shell." "I'm scared too," I said. "I feel like a frog without any webs." She looked up and smiled. Wordlessly we walked over to a shaded part of the building and held each other and kissed, a shell-less snail and a webless frog. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
140:I think that both parties should declare the debt limit as a political weapon of mass destruction which can't be used. I mean, it is silly to have a country that has 237 years building up its reputation and then have people threaten to tear it down because they're not getting some other matter. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
141:Regardless of what happens to you, never say you are having a bad day... say you are having a character building day. All the things that you are going through are building your character. You are being shaped and designed for your greatness. You have something special! You have GREATNESS within you! ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
142:When you build a building, you finish a building. You don't finish a garden; you start it, and then it carries on with its life. So my analogy was really to say that we composers or some of us should think of ourselves as people who start processes rather than finish them. And there might be surprises. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
143:Say, this new home building idea of President Hoover's sounds good. They are working out a lot of beneficial things. The only thing is it took 'em so long to think of any of 'em. We ought to have plans in case of depression, just like we do in case of fire, &
144:You wish to be great, begin from the least. You are thinking to construct some mighty fabric in height; first think of the foundation of humility. And how great soever a mass of building one may wish and design to place above it, the greater the building is to be, the deeper does he dig his foundation. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
145:Our practices - our most spiritual practices - are hanging laundry on the line, raising children, building strong relationships, practicing kindness as much as we can, striving for excellence in the workplace, and developing deeper self-knowledge. I wrote The Four Purposes of Life to assist in these endeavors. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
146:Perfection is crucial in building an aircraft, a bridge, or a high-speed train. The code and mathematics residing just below the surface of the Internet is also this way. Things are either perfectly right or they will not work. So much of the world we work and live in is based upon being correct, being perfect. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
147:It's hard to tell with these Internet startups if they're really interested in building companies or if they're just interested in the money. I can tell you, though: If they don't really want to build a company, they won't luck into it. That's because it's so hard that if you don't have a passion, you'll give up. ~ steve-jobs, @wisdomtrove
148:The athlete who is building muscles though weight training should be very sure to work adequately on speed and flexibility at the same time. In combat, without the prior attributes, a strong man will be like the bull with its colossal strength futilely pursuing the matador or like a low-geared truck chasing a rabbit. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
149:People wait for the big moment, the great event, and forget that happiness comes from building steadily on the small daily things of life. People wait for that special moment to express love and forget that love springs from thoughtfulness practised every day. People wait, but waiting is future and NOW is always the time. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
150:When I started Virgin from a basement in west London, there was no great plan or strategy. I didn't set out to build a business empire ... For me, building a business is all about doing something to be proud of, bringing talented people together and creating something that's going to make a real difference to other people's lives ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
151:The conservatives see man as a body freely roaming the earth, building sand piles or factories—with an electronic computer inside his skull, controlled from Washington. The liberals see man as a soul freewheeling to the farthest reaches of the universe—but wearing chains from nose to toes when he crosses the street to buy a loaf of bread. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
152:No building is better than its structural foundation, and no man (woman) is better than his (her) mental foundation. When I prepared my original Success Pyramid years ago, I put industriousness and enthusiasm as the two cornerstones with LOYALTY right in the middle of the pyramid - Loyalty to yourself and to all those dependent upon you. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
153:People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway... . Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway... . What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. .. Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you've got anyway. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
154:Girls like you are responsible for all the tiresome colorless marriages; all those ghastly inefficiencies that pass as feminine qualities. What a blow it must be when a man with imagination marries the beautiful bundle of clothes that he's been building ideals around, and finds that she's just a weak, whining, cowardly mass of affectations! ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
155:He lived in chambers that had once belonged to his deceased partner. They were a gloomy suite of rooms, in a lowering pile of building up a yard, where it had so little business to be, that one could scarcely help fancying it must have run there when it was a young house, playing at hide-and-seek with other houses, and forgotten the way out again. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
156:It's far more difficult being a small-business owner starting a business than it is for me with thousands of people working for us and 400 companies. Building a business from scratch is 24 hours, 7 days a week, divorces, it's difficult to hold your family life together, it's bloody hard work and only one word really matters - and that's surviving. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
157:Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested all your life. We must have life-building, man-making, character-makin g, assimilation of ideas. If you have assimilated five ideas and made them your life and character, you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
158:More and more I've come to understand that listening is one of the most important things we can do for one another. Whether the other be an adult or a child, our engagement in listening to who that person is can often be our greatest gift. Whether that person is speaking or playing or dancing, building or singing or painting, if we care, we can listen. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
159:Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day be day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
160:Now, is it possible not to be hurt at all? Because the consequences of being hurt are the building of a wall around oneself, withdrawing in one's relationship with others in order not to be hurt more. In that there is fear and a gradual isolation. Now, we are asking: Is it possible not only to be free of past hurts but also never to be hurt again? ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
161:The goal in blogging/ business/ inspiring non-fiction is to share a truth, or at least a truth as the writer sees it. To not just share it, but to spread it and to cause change to happen. You can do that in at least three ways: with research (your own or reporting on others), by building and describing conceptual structures, or with stories that resonate. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
162:In my beginning is my end. In succession Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass. Old stone to new building, old timber to new fires, Old fires to ashes, and ashes to the earth Which is already flesh, fur and faeces, Bone of man and beast, cornstalk and leaf. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
163:Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group Groups of people from divergent ethnic and cultural backgrounds working in some sense together [is] surely a humanizing and character building experience. If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
164:Gradually, physicists began to realise that nature, at the atomic level, does not appear as a mechanical universe composed of fundamental building blocks, but rather as a network of relations, and that, ultimately, there are no parts at all in this interconnected web. Whatever we call a part is merely a pattern that has some stability and therefore captures our attention. ~ fritjof-capra, @wisdomtrove
165:So if we are content now, and we abandon goals, does that mean we do nothing? Sit around or sleep all day? Not at all. I certainly don’t do that. We should do what makes us happy, follow our passions, do things that make us excited. For me and many people, that’s creating, building new things, expressing ourselves, making something useful or new or beautiful or inspiring.    ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
166:Renovating temples does not mean building great gate towers or receptacles for offerings. What we should focus on is the regular conduct of worship according to tradition, regular satsang, devotional singing, and so forth. Our devotion and faith give life to temples, not rituals and ceremonies. Children, we should remember this when we are involved in temple matters. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
167:He had made a passionate study of education, only to come, gradually, to the knowledge that education is nothing but the process of building up, gradually, a complete unit of consciousness. And each unit of consciousness is the living unit of that great social, religious, philosophic idea towards which humankind, like an organism seeking its final form, is laboriously growing. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
168:Well, there was stuff going on, heroic events. One was what used to be, and probably still is, the largest moving project in history. The headquarters of the Bell Telephone Company used to be brick. What they did was take the old brick building - with the operators in there saying, "Number please" and all that - and they put it through a quarter of a turn and moved it half a block! ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
169:Who are the happiest people on earth? A craftsman or artist whistling over a job well done. A little child building sand castles. A mother, after a busy day, bathing her baby. A doctor who has finished a difficult and dangerous operation, and saved a human life. Happiness lies in a constructive job well done. Get your happiness out of your work or you will never know what happiness is. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
170:Anti-rumination strategy is vital to breaking out of depression and other emotional ruts. Become aware of those times you dwell on the negatives in your life – both real or imagined – and stop them. It takes work and persistence but if you constantly tell yourself to ‘stop it’ when you start to go over and over the negatives, then you are building a positive habit that will change your life for the better. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
171:The rage building up, generation after generation, among what has become a permanent underclass in many parts of the world cannot continue. We are desperately undereducating our children. In the United States, we are turning prison-building into the single largest urban industry. These are like toxic chemical factors any one of which could cause a raging fire. God help us if they begin to interact. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
172:True religion is not talk, or doctrines, or theories, nor is it sectarianism. It is the relation between soul and God. Religion does not consist in erecting temples, or building churches, or attending public worship. It is not to be found in books, or in words, or in lectures, or in organizations. Religion consists in realization. We must realize God, feel God, see God, talk to God. That is religion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
173:The basis of artistic creation is not what is, but what might be; not the real, but the possible. Artists create according to the same principles as nature, but they apply them to individual entities, while nature, to use a Goethean expression, thinks nothing of individual things. She is always building and destroying, because she wants to achieve perfection, not in the individual thing, but in the whole. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
174:An organization belongs on a sick list when promotion becomes more important to its people than accomplishment of their job they are in. It is sick when it is more concerned with avoiding mistakes than with taking risks, with counteracting the weaknesses of its members than with building on their strength. But it is sick also when "good human relations" become more important than performance and achievement. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
175:A building is akin to dogma; it is insolent, like dogma. Whether or no it is permanent, it claims permanence, like a dogma. People ask why we have no typical architecture of the modern world, like impressionism in painting. Surely it is obviously because we have not enough dogmas; we cannot bear to see anything in the sky that is solid and enduring, anything in the sky that does not change like the clouds of the sky. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
176:A finer body of men has never been gathered by any nation than the men who have done the work of building the Panama Canal; the conditions under which they have lived and have done their work have been better than in any similar work ever undertaken in the tropics; they have all felt an eager pride in their work; and they have made not only America but the whole world their debtors by what they have accomplished. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
177:Commonly, people believe that defeat is characterized by a general bustle and a feverish rush. Bustle and rush are the signs of victory, not of defeat. Victory is a thing of action. It is a house in the act of being built. Every participant in victory sweats and puffs, carrying the stones for the building of the house. But defeat is a thing of weariness, of incoherence, of boredom. And above all of futility. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
178:It is time we realize that belief is not a private matter. As a man believes, so he will act. Believe that you are a member of a chosen people, awash in the salacious exports of an evil culture that is turning your children away from God, believe that you will be rewarded with an eternity of unimaginable delights by dealing death to these infidels—and flying a plane into a building is only a matter of being asked to do it. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
179:The theory which I would offer, is simply, that as the land with the attached reefs subsides very gradually from the action of subterranean causes, the coral-building polypi soon raise again their solid masses to the level of the water: but not so with the land; each inch lost is irreclaimably gone; as the whole gradually sinks, the water gains foot by foot on the shore, till the last and highest peak is finally submerged. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
180:There's something in us that is very much attracted to madness. Everyone who looks off the edge of a tall building has felt at least a faint, morbid urge to jump. And anyone who has ever put a loaded pistol up to his head... All right, my point is this: even the most well-adjusted person is holding onto his or her sanity by a greased rope. I really believe that. The rationality circuits are shoddily built into the human animal. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
181:Well, that covers a lot of ground. Say, you cover a lot of ground yourself. You better beat it - I hear they're going to tear you down and put up an office building where you're standing. You can leave in a taxi. If you can't get a taxi, you can leave in a huff. If that's too soon, you can leave in a minute and a huff. You know, you haven't stopped talking since I came here? You must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle. ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
182:I think we need to teach children the importance of others, and that they cannot grow in this world without taking in others. The more worlds they take in, these unique worlds, the more they can become. We need to teach them to trust others again, because we're all frightened to death of each other. We're building higher and higher walls, stronger and stronger locks. Tear down the walls! Every day I see how we're distrusting and it hurts. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
183:I was fortunate enough, after many visits to many wonderful, weird people to come across Burt Rutan, who is a genius in the Mojave Desert. And SpaceShipOne was born and had three flights into space that won something called the X Prize. And from there, we're building SpaceShipTwo, which is ... a beautiful spaceship that is very, very, very nearly completed and will be ready from about next Christmas onwards to start taking people into space. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
184:During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. I know not how it was - but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
185:Human beings need community. If there are no communities available for constructive ends, there will be destructive, murderous communities... Only the social sector, that is, the nongovernmental, nonprofit organization, can create what we now need, communities for citizens... What the dawning 21st century needs above all is equally explosive growth of the nonprofit social sector in building communities in the newly dominant social environment, the city. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
186:There are many well-meaning people today who work at placing an economic floor beneath all of us so that no one shall exist below a certain level or standard of living, and certainly we don't quarrel with this. But look more closely and you may find that all too often these well-meaning people are building a ceiling above which no one shall be permitted to climb and between the two are pressing us all into conformity, into a mold of standardized mediocrity. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
187:We have our little theory on all human and divine things. Poetry, the workings of genius itself, which, in all times, with one or another meaning, has been called Inspiration, and held to be mysterious and inscrutable, is no longer without its scientific exposition. The building of the lofty rhyme is like any other masonry or bricklaying: we have theories of its rise, height, decline and fall - which latter, it would seem, is now near, among all people. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
188:Like it or not - and often we don't - power is a pervasive phenomenon. From midnight decisions in the Oval Office that risk the lives of young Americans to quarrels over the kitchen table, power is part of every human equation. Yes, it can be - and often is - abused, in business as in all arenas of endeavor. But it can also be used to do great good for great numbers. And as a career-building tool, the slow and steady (and subtle) amassing of power is the surest road to success. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
189:It was a very aged, ghostly place; the church had been built many hundreds of years ago, and had once had a convent or monastery attached; for arches in ruins, remains of oriel windows, and fragments of blackened walls, were yet standing-, while other portions of the old building, which had crumbled away and fallen down, were mingled with the churchyard earth and overgrown with grass, as if they too claimed a burying-place and sought to mix their ashes with the dust of men. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
190:Borrowing money on what's called &
191:The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience... .. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
192:In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
193:.. gave itself no name, because it set itself no sectarian limits; it claimed no universal adhesion, asserted no sole infallible dogma, set up no single narrow path or gate of salvation; it was less a creed or cult than a continuously enlarging tradition of the Godward endeavour of the human spirit. An immense many-sided many-staged provision for a spiritual self-building and self-finding, it had some right to speak of itself by the only name it knew, the eternal religion, Sanatana Dharma. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
194:Authority never matches responsibility. That's one of the great myths and delusions of all times. Winning managers and individual performers at all levels know that effectiveness means building your own network and creating your own authority. Those who succeed always reach far beyond formal deputation, take initiatives, and take the heat when things go awry. That's true in the military in times of war, true for 200 person manufacturing firms, and true at giant automakers or software companies. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
195:Remember the words of Christ: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." These words are literally true, not figures or fiction. They were the outflow of the heart's blood of one of the greatest sons of God who have ever come to this world of ours; words which came as the fruit of realisation, from a man who had felt and realised God himself; who had spoken with God, lived with God, a hundred times more intensely than you or I see this building. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
196:The Armful For every parcel I stoop down to seize I lose some other off my arms and knees, And the whole pile is slipping, bottles, buns, Extremes too hard to comprehend at. once Yet nothing I should care to leave behind. With all I have to hold with hand and mind And heart, if need be, I will do my best. To keep their building balanced at my breast. I crouch down to prevent them as they fall; Then sit down in the middle of them all. I had to drop the armful in the road And try to stack them in a better load. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
197:We were to found a University magazine. A pair of little, active brothers-Livingstone by name, great skippers on the foot, great rubbers of the hands, who kept a book-shop over against the University building-had been debauched to play the part of publishers. We four were to be conjuct editors and, what was the main point of the concern, to print our own works; while, by every rule of arithmetic-that flatterer of credulity-the adventure must succeed and bring great profit. Well, well: it was a bright vision. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
198:Our model of Nature should not be like a building-a handsome structure for the populace to admire, until in the course of time some one takes away a corner stone and the edifice comes toppling down. It should be like an engine with movable parts. We need not fix the position of any one lever; that is to be adjusted from time to time as the latest observations indicate. The aim of the theorist is to know the train of wheels which the lever sets in motion-that binding of the parts which is the soul of the engine. ~ sir-arthur-eddington, @wisdomtrove
199:Imagine a set of people all living in the same building. Half of them think it is a hotel, the other half think it is a prison. Those who think it a hotel might regard it as quite intolerable, and those who thought it was a prison might decide that it was really surprisingly comfortable. So that what seems the ugly doctrine is one that comforts and strengthens you in the end. The people who try to hold an optimistic view of this world would become pessimists: the people who hold a pretty stern view of it become optimistic. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
200:Ask yourself such questions as: ‘Was I really born?' &
201:Where the road sloped upward beyond the trees, I sat and looked toward the building where Naoko lived. It was easy to tell which room was hers. All I had to do was find the one window toward the back where a faint light trembled. I focused on that point of light for a long, long time. It made me think of something like the final throb of a soul's dying embers. I wanted to cup my hands over what was left and keep it alive. I went on watching the way Jay Gatsby watched that tiny light on the opposite shore night after night. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
202:Jesus' whole life and mission involve accepting powerlessness and revealing in this powerlessness the limitlessness of God's love. Here we see what compassion means. It is not a bending toward the underprivileged from a privileged position; it is not a reaching out from on high to those who are less fortunate below; it is not a gesture of sympathy or pity for those who fail to make it in the upward pull. On the contrary, compassion means going directly to those people and places where suffering is most acute and building a home there. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
203:I feel that non-violence is really the only way that we can follow because violence is just so self-defeating. A riot ends up creating many more problems for the negro community than it solved. We can through violence burn down a building, but you can't establish justice. You can murder a murderer, but you can't murder murder through violence. You can murder a hater, but you can't murder hate. And what we're trying to get rid of is hate, injustice, and all of these other things that continue the long night of man's inhumanity to man. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
204:This is why I loved the support groups so much, if people thought you were dying, they gave you their full attention. If this might be the last time they saw you, they really saw you. Everything else about their checkbook balance and radio songs and messy hair went out the window. You had their full attention. People listened instead of just waiting for their turn to speak. And when they spoke, they weren't just telling you a story. When the two of you talked, you were building something, and afterward you were both different than before. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
205:When we ask Negroes to abide by the law, let us also declare that the white man does not abide by law in the ghettos. Day in and day out he violates welfare laws to deprive the poor of their meager allotments; he flagrantly violates building codes and regulations; his police make a mockery of law; he violates laws on equal employment and education and the provisions of civil services. The slums are the handiwork of a vicious system of the white society; Negroes live in them, but they do not make them, any more than a prisoner makes a prison. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
206:Each person suffers sometimes, and many people suffer a lot. Compassion is a natural response to suffering, including your own. Self-compassion isn’t selfpity, but is simply warmth, concern, and good wishes—just like compassion for another person. Because self-compassion is more emotional than self-esteem, it’s actually more powerful for reducing the impact of difficult conditions,preserving self-worth, and building resilience. It also opens your heart, since when you’re closed to your own suffering, it’s hard to be receptive to suffering in others. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
207:If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
208: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 ¬ó that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, &
209:And your doubt can become a good quality if you train it. It must become knowing, it must become criticism. Ask it, whenever it wants to spoil something for you, why something is ugly, demand proofs from it, test it, and you will find it perhaps bewildered and embarrassed, perhaps also protesting. But don't give in, insist on arguments, and act in this way, attentive and persistent, every single time, and the day will come when, instead of being a destroyer, it will become one of your best workers&
210:Quantum theory thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe. It shows that we cannot decompose the world into independently existing smallest units. As we penetrate into matter, nature does not show us any isolated building blocks, but rather appears as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of the whole. These relations always include the observer in an essential way. The human observer constitute the final link in the chain of observational processes, and the properties of any atomic object can be understood only in terms of the object's interaction with the observer. ~ fritjof-capra, @wisdomtrove
211:I won the argument against the knife that night, but barely. I had some other good ideas around that time&
212:It is by participation of species that we call every sensible object beautiful. Thus, since everything void of form is by nature fitted for its reception, as far as it is destitute of reason and form it is base and separate from the divine reason, the great fountain of forms; and whatever is entirely remote from this immortal source is perfectly base and deformed. And such is matter, which by its nature is ever averse from the supervening irradiations of form. Whenever, therefore, form accedes, it conciliates in amicable unity the parts which are about to compose a whole; for being itself one it is not wonderful that the subject of its power should tend to unity, as far as the nature of a compound will admit. Hence beauty is established in multitude when the many is reduced into one, and in this case it communicates itself both to the parts and to the whole. But when a particular one, composed from similar parts, is received it gives itself to the whole, without departing from the sameness and integrity of its nature. Thus at one and the same time it communicates itself to the whole building and its several parts; and at another time confines itself to a single stone, and then the first participation arises from the operations of art, but the second from the formation of nature. And hence body becomes beautiful through the communion supernally proceeding from divinity. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove

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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:Anybody can leap off a building. ~ Daniel Craig,
5:as a kid, your apartment building ~ Aziz Ansari,
6:I want to hurl a building at God. ~ Jandy Nelson,
7:Building is a sweet impoverishing. ~ George Herbert,
8:Life itself is a rickety building ~ William Golding,
9:backing onto a tall brick building. ~ Robert Bryndza,
10:Building a company is a lot like boxing, ~ Anonymous,
11:Building takes many, many mistakes. ~ Becky Chambers,
12:(I'm building backwards naturally.) ~ Joseph McElroy,
13:building in there? Coffins. Lots and lots ~ Rhys Bowen,
14:Every building must have... its own soul. ~ Louis Kahn,
15:I'm building a dream with elevators in it. ~ Rick Ross,
16:Shawn Michaels has left the building. ~ Shawn Michaels,
17:what valuable company is nobody building ~ Peter Thiel,
18:What valuable company is nobody building? ~ Peter Thiel,
19:what valuable company is nobody building? ~ Peter Thiel,
20:Floods lit the other half of the building. ~ Gwenda Bond,
21:Any building is a temple if you make it so. ~ Phil Knight,
22:How much does your building weigh? ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
23:. . .building is medicine for free. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
24:so fresh in a building with no windows. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
25:Lisp isn't a language, it's a building material. ~ Alan Kay,
26:Specific praying is the key to building faith ~ Leslie Ludy,
27:The higher the building the lower the morals. ~ Noel Coward,
28:And, yes, I love the process of building. ~ Daniel Libeskind,
29:Whatever good things we build end up building us. ~ Jim Rohn,
30:When does a building actually become a built? ~ Le Corbusier,
31:Education Is All A Matter Of Building Bridges ~ Ralph Ellison,
32:Even a little dog can piss on a big building. ~ Jim Hightower,
33:The building was on fire and it wasn't my fault ~ Jim Butcher,
34:The ruins proclaim the building was beautiful. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
35:Wealth-building is a crockpot, not a microwave. ~ Dave Ramsey,
36:Workaholism is a block, not a building block. ~ Julia Cameron,
37:Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building. ~ John Osborne,
38:Education is all a matter of building bridges. ~ Ralph Ellison,
39:Every building is a prototype. No two are alike. ~ Helmut Jahn,
40:God delights in building cathedrals out of rubble. ~ Anonymous,
41:The building block of every community is family. ~ Paul Singer,
42:The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault ~ Jim Butcher,
43:The chow mein fairy has entered the building. ~ Angela Marsons,
44:There is an art to the building up of suspense. ~ Tom Stoppard,
45:Building trust requires nothing more than telling ~ Simon Sinek,
46:The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault. ~ Jim Butcher,
47:The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault. ~ Jim Butcher,
48:We have to realize we are building a movement. ~ Dorothy Height,
49:Never too late for vocabulary building,” he said. ~ Michel Faber,
50:to find any reason Eve would be in this building at ~ Lucy Sykes,
51:wondered what horrors the hulking building ~ Ellen Marie Wiseman,
52:Tech is all about building human connections. ~ Padmasree Warrior,
53:The status quo is leaving the building, and quickly. ~ Seth Godin,
54:We should be building great things that don't exist. ~ Larry Page,
55:Building robot versions of people is very expensive. ~ Colin Angle,
56:Building wormholes was not a glamorous profession ~ Becky Chambers,
57:Empowering women is key to building a future we want ~ Amartya Sen,
58:Fundamentals are the building blocks of fun. ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov,
59:six-story apartment building wedged between a ~ Charlie N Holmberg,
60:Tearing down is always easier than building up, ~ Charlaine Harris,
61:The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault. My ~ Jim Butcher,
62:The most expensive part of building is the mistakes. ~ Ken Follett,
63:Your biggest challenge will be building a great team. ~ John Doerr,
64:building with a waist-high iron fence surrounding an ~ Stephen King,
65:I'd love to be part of the process of building cars. ~ Bubba Watson,
66:If a building becomes architecture, then it is art. ~ Arne Jacobsen,
67:The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai. ~ Fareed Zakaria,
68:We're not into nation-building. We're into justice. ~ George W Bush,
69:We should be breaking down barriers, not building walls. ~ Ted Cruz,
70:Building Oracle is like doing math puzzles as a kid. ~ Larry Ellison,
71:I've never lived in a building without my name on it. ~ Ivanka Trump,
72:Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has just left the building! ~ Mike Lange,
73:Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe. ~ Frank Zappa,
74:The door handle is the handshake of the building. ~ Juhani Pallasmaa,
75:We want to make nation-building a people's movement. ~ Narendra Modi,
76:Building and marrying of Children are great wasters. ~ George Herbert,
77:Building your dream home is a fast-track to divorce, ~ Liane Moriarty,
78:But the building's identity resided in the ornament. ~ Louis Sullivan,
79:Our judgments keep us from building a stronger tribe. ~ Rachel Hollis,
80:They mainly ran around the building insulting people, ~ Michael Lewis,
81:Building an empire...one letter in front of the other. ~ Coco J Ginger,
82:He sold the business but kept the corner block building, ~ Rachel Cohn,
83:I'm not building a game. I'm building a new country. ~ Philip Rosedale,
84:When a building is as good as that one, f#*@ the art. ~ Philip Johnson,
85:entered Sabre’s office building through the back door. ~ Teresa Burrell,
86:Instead of building walls, we should be building bridges. ~ Vicente Fox,
87:Purpose is not necessary to make a building beautiful. ~ Philip Johnson,
88:A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom. ~ Ayn Rand,
89:Building a happy life usually takes constant renovations. ~ Sarah Noffke,
90:Building Union among people not cooperation between states ~ Jean Monnet,
91:Bush humble foreign policy was hijacked into nation-building. ~ Ron Paul,
92:Clothing is the first step to building a character. ~ Sylvester Stallone,
93:Stop building tomorrow's roads on today's grounds. ~ June Masters Bacher,
94:they’ve even named a building after him,” said Dimitri. ~ Jeffrey Archer,
95:We should be focusing on building things that do not exist. ~ Larry Page,
96:Building a team is the nucleus for every piece of success. ~ Chris Ducker,
97:Building walls does not make any country great again. ~ Cecilia Malmstrom,
98:I haven't done any building designs since the Loaf House. ~ Ben Nicholson,
99:People have grown fond of me, like some old building. ~ Katharine Hepburn,
100:The only thing God is building in this world is his church. ~ Bakht Singh,
101:THE SILENT, SUBTLE BUILDING FORCES OF MIND AND SPIRIT ~ Ralph Waldo Trine,
102:The task of building a great university is never simple. ~ Henry Rosovsky,
103:When you come in the building with your guns don't take them off. ~ Rakim,
104:You cannot have politics without building mass-movements. ~ Vijay Prashad,
105:You can padlock a building, but you can't padlock an idea. ~ Myles Horton,
106:A building is not just a place to be but a way to be. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
107:A story is like building a chapel; a novel is a cathedral. ~ Rosario Ferre,
108:Building a project should be a single trivial operation. ~ Robert C Martin,
109:Building trust requires nothing more than telling the truth. ~ Simon Sinek,
110:Every building is like a person. Single and unrepeatable. ~ Louis Sullivan,
111:Story plays a role in the budget process when building reels. ~ Ed Catmull,
112:the key to human development is building on who you already are ~ Tom Rath,
113:The room within is the great fact about the building. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
114:The space within becomes the reality of the building. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
115:You can't build a great building on a weak foundation. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
116:community of the new creation that Jesus is building. They ~ Wayne Jacobsen,
117:Death is a new office building filled with modern furniture, ~ John Ashbery,
118:Singing lessons are like body building for your larynx. ~ Bernadette Peters,
119:when you and i are off building something new with someone else ~ Rupi Kaur,
120:A real building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit. ~ Ezra Pound,
121:Building a better mousetrap merely results in smarter mice. ~ Charles Darwin,
122:It takes a lot of effort to make a building look effortless. ~ Norman Foster,
123:The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. ~ Peter Drucker,
124:The charges of building and making of gardens are unknowne. ~ George Herbert,
125:All our lives we sweat and save, Building for a shallow grave. ~ Jim Morrison,
126:Are you kidding? I jumped off a building -- of course I'm hurt. ~ Derek Landy,
127:Building a mission and building a business go hand in hand. ~ Mark Zuckerberg,
128:Dude, I just watched you climb up a f*cking building!-Lace ~ Scott Westerfeld,
129:In a startup no facts exist inside the building, only opinions. ~ Steve Blank,
130:Silence has stuffed itself into every corner of this building. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
131:The end of all knowledge must be the building up of character. ~ Cesar Chavez,
132:We must stop the trend of closing schools and building prisons. ~ Gale Sayers,
133:Whatever good things we build end up building us.”—Jim Rohn ~ Jennifer Probst,
134:you must begin by building a track record of finished tasks. ~ Steve Chandler,
135:Building up the arms did not cause the fall of Eastern Europe. ~ Michael Moore,
136:Genocide, after all, is an exercise in community building. ~ Philip Gourevitch,
137:I was building the plane while flying it in the first term. ~ Kwame Kilpatrick,
138:Vocabulary is a matter of word-building as well as word-using. ~ David Crystal,
139:Building and repairing relationships are long-term investments. ~ Stephen Covey,
140:Building on a bond is bankable. Building on bitterness is bankrupt. ~ T F Hodge,
141:Building trust means thinking about trust in a positive way. ~ Robert C Solomon,
142:Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building. ~ Jim Hightower,
143:Like building a house, travel always costs more than you estimate. ~ Ilka Chase,
144:The building itself almost appeared to be holding its breath. ~ Haruki Murakami,
145:The inner critic? His ass is not permitted in the building. ~ Steven Pressfield,
146:There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying. ~ Colin Hay,
147:We need new partnerships in fighting terrorism and building peace. ~ Anna Lindh,
148:We should be focusing on building the things that don’t exist. ~ James Altucher,
149:All our lives we sweat and save,
Building for a shallow grave. ~ Jim Morrison,
150:Aren’t you violating the building codes? Or the laws of physics? ~ Scott Hawkins,
151:It was very unusual to employ prettiness as part of a building. ~ Robert Venturi,
152:Music of today is not even in the same building as music from the '70s. ~ Eyedea,
153:My inner goddess has left the building and taken my libido with her. ~ E L James,
154:My life is about building and working and wrenching on some cars. ~ Adam Carolla,
155:When a building is about to fall down, all the mice desert it. ~ Pliny the Elder,
156:When you're building something, you know all of the trade-offs. ~ Nolan Bushnell,
157:Amazon appears to be building a permission asset, not a brand asset. ~ Seth Godin,
158:Building and repairing relationships are long-term investments. ~ Stephen R Covey,
159:Building capacity dissolves differences. It irons out inequalities. ~ Abdul Kalam,
160:building prisons is our number one social program for young men ~ Gavin de Becker,
161:Building your brand doesn’t take millions. It takes imagination. ~ Harry Beckwith,
162:In a burning building I would save a cat before a Rembrandt. ~ Alberto Giacometti,
163:Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character. ~ Joseph Goebbels,
164:leadership as the building of the adaptive capacity of a people. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
165:quoin trim, the YMI building was much like many of the buildings ~ Denise Kiernan,
166:To refer to the Church as a building is to call people 2 x 4's. ~ Shane Claiborne,
167:To the Christian death is the exchanging of a tent for a building. ~ Billy Graham,
168:We're not just building a Temple here, the Lord is building us. ~ Joseph Smith Jr,
169:brownstone building overlooking the East River. A bunch of BMWs and ~ Rick Riordan,
170:building prisons is our number one social program for young men. ~ Gavin de Becker,
171:Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building. ~ Thomas Fuller,
172:No building should be A secret from Apollo Or drop bricks on him WE ~ Rick Riordan,
173:Positive thinking empowers you by building your unique skill set. ~ Benjamin Smith,
174:Rule No. 1: There Are No Facts Inside Your Building, So Get Outside. ~ Steve Blank,
175:The glass ceiling doesn't apply when you're building your own house ~ Heidi Roizen,
176:The Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn't count; building arks does. ~ Warren Buffett,
177:To be part of building a movement, you have to keep moving. ~ Jacqueline Novogratz,
178:Whatever future you're building, don't try to program everything. ~ Pierre Omidyar,
179:building fires in the rain, tracking animals and finding water. ~ Margaret Mitchell,
180:I BURST THROUGH my office building’s entrance, cursing the subway ~ Magda Alexander,
181:The key ingredient to building trust is not time. It is courage. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
182:The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
183:We have to Build Bridges of Peace Instead of building Walls of Wars. ~ Widad Akreyi,
184:A railroad is like a lie you have to keep building it to make it stand. ~ Mark Twain,
185:Harmony Mission Press Building 710 Jefferson Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113 ~ D M Pulley,
186:Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success. ~ Michael Eisner,
187:Start building walls, and people begin to wonder what you’re hiding. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
188:the corner by the old Piggly Wiggly building, I felt the familiar edge ~ Edie Claire,
189:Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future. ~ Lil Wayne,
190:Using Viagra is like putting a new flagpole on a condemned building. ~ Harvey Korman,
191:Well building hat three conditions. Commodity, firmness, and delight. ~ Henry Wotton,
192:When building monsters don't be surprised when they become monstrous. ~ Marlon James,
193:Chuck Noll is building one hell of a football team up in Pittsburgh. ~ Vince Lombardi,
194:Good work in the building of my vessel stood me always in good stead. ~ Joshua Slocum,
195:I secretly want to raise my hand and say, introvert in the building! ~ Krista Ritchie,
196:I was an idiot in terms of career-building, but I had a great time. ~ Sally Kellerman,
197:Mammoths, building a signal to Mars, on the North American ice cap. ~ Arthur C Clarke,
198:No matter which rooms one is in, there are many paths in the Infinite Building. ~ JB,
199:The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city. ~ Deborah Kerr,
200:The Harbor was a plain brick building, undistinguished and solid. ~ Caroline B Cooney,
201:The sun never knew how great it was until it hit the side of a building. ~ Louis Kahn,
202:You don't need sunglasses inside a building in the middle of the night. ~ Jimmy Heath,
203:Anybody who is one with what he or she does is building the new earth. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
204:Building awareness and responsibility is the essence of good coaching. ~ John Whitmore,
205:Ever since Napster I've dreamt of building a product similar to Spotify. ~ Sean Parker,
206:Focus not on reducing your fear, but on building your courage—because, ~ Eric Greitens,
207:If the art of ship-building were in the wood, ships would exist by nature. ~ Aristotle,
208:Saying hello doesn't have an ROI. It's about building relationships. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
209:The only building finished in Duvalierville is the cock-fight stadium. ~ Graham Greene,
210:You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions. ~ John Engler,
211:You wind up building what investors want instead of what customers want. ~ Jason Fried,
212:Building democracy as an imposition from abroad is a form of imperialism. ~ Lech Walesa,
213:Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
214:Dude, my hair is like an architectural structure. It’s like… a building. ~ Taylor Swift,
215:In general, it's best if you're building something that you yourself need. ~ Sam Altman,
216:New York is nearly a grave. The Empire State Building is its gravestone. ~ Walter Tevis,
217:Particular individuals do not recur, but their building blocks do. ~ John Henry Holland,
218:she has carried this sacred sense of community building into ~ Zalman Schachter Shalomi,
219:We're building prisons all over the world and calling them luxury condos. ~ J G Ballard,
220:You’re either building your dreams, or helping someone else build theirs. ~ Peter Voogd,
221:Building slow destroyers ! One might as well breed slow race horses. ~ Winston Churchill,
222:I be off the slave ships, building pyramids, writing my own hieroglyphs ~ Kendrick Lamar,
223:If he full-out flexed, I would probably faint, or jump off the building. ~ Ilona Andrews,
224:Moreover, a building is constructed by man, but a flower is made by God. ~ George Lakoff,
225:My hope is Donald Trump will focus on building bridges instead of walls. ~ Julian Castro,
226:So then, let us pursue what makes for peace and for building up one another. ~ Anonymous,
227:The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl. ~ Dave Barry,
228:The specific patterns, out of which a building or a town is made ~ Christopher Alexander,
229:We have successfully achieved the target of building toilets in schools. ~ Narendra Modi,
230:When you're building a business, you're either all in, or you're not. ~ Barbara Corcoran,
231:Asking is, in itself, the fundamental building block of any relationship. ~ Amanda Palmer,
232:Be suspicious of any work that is not building product or getting customers. ~ Sam Altman,
233:clatter of a typewriter suggests that you're actually building something. ~ David Sedaris,
234:His life was dedicated to the fine art of tearing down and building anew. ~ Michael Lewis,
235:I don't really care about gossip. I care about building great businesses. ~ Tamara Mellon,
236:Strength grows from building other strength, not from trampling on weakness. ~ Eric Flint,
237:The Building of European Commission would be perfect for a brothel. ~ Janusz Korwin Mikke,
238:There is more pleasure to building castles in the air than on the ground. ~ Edward Gibbon,
239:What is building, and rebuilding and rebuilding again, but an act of faith? ~ Dave Eggers,
240:What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. ~ H Norman Wright,
241:Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one. ~ Rumi,
242:years later, a young man left the building of Laraby’s Stadium in London. ~ Josephine Cox,
243:A building is not something you finish. A building is something you start. ~ Stewart Brand,
244:Breaking into the building was easy.
Too easy for an assassin like me. ~ Jennifer Estep,
245:Building prisons to fight crime is like building cemeteries to fight disease. ~ Jack Levin,
246:Never say you're having a bad day...say you're having a character building day ~ Les Brown,
247:There was a big number over the door of the building. The number was five. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
248:Trails need to be reconstructed. Please avoid building trails that go uphill. ~ Dave Barry,
249:We're all building our world, right now, in real time. Let's build it better. ~ Lindy West,
250:What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway. ~ Mother Teresa,
251:You can tell what’s informing a society by what the tallest building is. ~ Joseph Campbell,
252:You don't get points for predicting rain. You get points for building arks. ~ Lou Gerstner,
253:A disorderly mob is no more an army than a heap of building materials is a house ~ Socrates,
254:BUILDING TRUST AND TAKING CARE OF YOUR PEOPLE is a mechanism for CLARITY. ~ L David Marquet,
255:...clatter of a typwriter suggests that you're actually building something. ~ David Sedaris,
256:If you stop building stars, which we never do, you wouldn't be in business. ~ Vince McMahon,
257:I walk silently beside her. Into the building. And into my own personal hell. ~ Celia Aaron,
258:Life is a character-building opportunity that we all volunteered for. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
259:Media was once about protecting a name; on the web it is about building one. ~ Ryan Holiday,
260:No more prizes for predicting the rain, only prizes for building the arks ~ Don Edward Beck,
261:She told them: the hardest part is to start over by building something new. ~ Brian Freeman,
262:The limits of prudence: one cannot jump out of a burning building gradually. ~ Mason Cooley,
263:The raising of a child is the building of a cathedral. You can't cut corners. ~ Dave Eggers,
264:Those who are building and stewarding vast platforms that run on new power ~ Jeremy Heimans,
265:Your words are building blocks of which you construct your life and future. ~ Charles Capps,
266:Being human in the digital world is about building a digital world for humans. ~ Andrew Keen,
267:Building a godly life on the sand of scriptural illiteracy is impossible. ~ Edwin Louis Cole,
268:Building the future, and keeping the past alive - are one and the same thing. ~ Hideo Kojima,
269:Building trust is key to discovering and understanding your buyers' motives. ~ Grant Cardone,
270:focus all your energy not on struggling with the old, but on building the new. ~ Dan Millman,
271:I don't think our troops ought to be used for what's called nation building. ~ George W Bush,
272:I never said I was opposed to the LEED program or to green building - I'm not. ~ Frank Gehry,
273:No building should be
A secret from Apollo
Or drop bricks on him
~ Rick Riordan,
274:It’s like the future is a building you put up on the foundations of the past. ~ John Marsden,
275:Something that seems like ridiculous bullshit to men is comfort-building to women. ~ Roosh V,
276:We're going to keep building the party until we're hunting Democrats with dogs. ~ Phil Gramm,
277:What the fu—

How the bloody hell had Voldemort gotten into the building? ~ L H Cosway,
278:Building and sustaining community is a never-ending part of doing business. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
279:I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
280:If you are good at building bridges, you will never fall into the abyss! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
281:If you survive long enough, you're revered - rather like an old building. ~ Katharine Hepburn,
282:John McEnroe looks as if he is serving round the edge of an imaginary building. ~ Clive James,
283:Just the sounds of an old building settling, I tell myself . . . but I wonder. ~ Stephen King,
284:Spend more time building your character than trying to build your platform. ~ Christine Caine,
285:There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use. ~ Freeman Dyson,
286:The tradition at C Average was to nominate the biggest loser in the building. ~ Gordon Korman,
287:An architect has to build the building from the inside out, not the outside in! ~ Luigi Colani,
288:Become better at firing than hiring - it's crucial for building a business. ~ Barbara Corcoran,
289:Exhaustion is a normal pregnancy symptom. I’m building an ecosystem in here! ~ Rachel Bertsche,
290:I'm not afraid of heights. I rock climb. I can repel off the side of a building. ~ Kate Hudson,
291:Marketing is not selling. Marketing is building a brand in the mind of the prospect. ~ Al Ries,
292:Welcome to the O2. A unique building in Dublin, in that it is actually finished. ~ Bill Bailey,
293:Working on a building
It's a Holy Ghost building
For my Lord,
For my Lord ~ Anonymous,
294:You’re building your own maze, in a way, and you might just get lost in it. ~ Marijn Haverbeke,
295:A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting ~ Alan Ladd,
296:I don't think consensus-building politics is what I'm meant to be doing. ~ Christopher Hitchens,
297:Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. ~ Ray Bradbury,
298:More and more, so it seems to me, light is the beautifier of the building. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
299:Mortals building things the same in the hope that conformity will set them free. ~ Kate Griffin,
300:None of the threats to the global commons will be solved by building walls. ~ James G Stavridis,
301:On my first day teaching my own classroom, I threw up before I entered the building. ~ Tim Gunn,
302:Put in an honest day's work. It is the building block of a spiritual life. ~ Philip Toshio Sudo,
303:Terry Goodmother lived on the top floor of a large, expensive apartment building. ~ Chanda Hahn,
304:The quickest road to trust comes by building a bridge of common experiences. ~ Rachel Hawthorne,
305:There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them. ~ Eugene Chadbourne,
306:The whole vanity aspect of building up different muscles - I have no interest. ~ Andrew Lincoln,
307:When everyone's building a fence, isn't it a true fool who lives out in the open? ~ Zadie Smith,
308:and transition our focus from building the right thing to building the thing right. ~ Jez Humble,
309:Building an effective, cohesive team is extremely hard. But it’s also simple. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
310:I am for true world peace and building a beautiful global garden for our children. ~ Suzy Kassem,
311:I believe in building bridges, but we should only build our end of the bridge. ~ Richard M Nixon,
312:My answer is: Be clear that your ladder is leaning against the right building. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
313:The hospital was a low and narrow building of a single story, with a small garden. ~ Victor Hugo,
314:Art is useful. Through art we can start building a world that works differently. ~ Tania Bruguera,
315:Brave people are the firemen who run into the burning building. That's brave. ~ Elizabeth Edwards,
316:Falling in love is like falling off a building—it doesn’t hurt till the end. ~ Eric Jerome Dickey,
317:Murderer who lives in my building. His name is Dan Bevacqua. Hes a fiction writer. ~ Arda Collins,
318:Tearing others down is never as helpful to a movement as building your followers up. ~ Seth Godin,
319:We view the world on a molecular level. The building blocks, not the end results. ~ Susan Mallery,
320:With an orchestra you are building citizens, better citizens for the community. ~ Gustavo Dudamel,
321:A global brand building strategy is, in reality, a local plan for every market. ~ Martin Lindstrom,
322:Almost every time I make a building, some people will condemn it straight to Hell. ~ Arne Jacobsen,
323:As you practice building a home in yourself, you become more and more beautiful. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
324:If life is what you make it, the building blocks are your desire and your passion. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
325:My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building. ~ Ann Coulter,
326:Only union with you gives joy.
The rest if tearing down one building to put up another. ~ Rumi,
327:You can't get a movie made without a script; it's the blueprint to your building. ~ Bruce Campbell,
328:An angel once told me, "The inevitable consequence of love is the building of Temples." ~ Alex Grey,
329:Doing deals doesn't yield the deep rewards that come from building up people. ~ Clayton Christensen,
330:Everyone hates fractions. That’s why they make you do them. It’s character building. ~ Steve McHugh,
331:I'm very grateful that I had work to do. I may have thrown myself off a building. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
332:Insanity consists of building major structures upon foundations which do not exist. ~ Norman Mailer,
333:I shouldn’t need to explain why building something without any structure is a bad idea. ~ Anonymous,
334:It was body rush
After body rush,
intensity building.

Touch me there. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
335:Living a life is like constructing a building: if you start wrong, you'll end wrong. ~ Maya Angelou,
336:The family is the building block for whatever solidarity there is in society. ~ William Ruckelshaus,
337:The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t. ~ Robert I Sutton,
338:Well, now that he's finished one building, he'll go write four books about it. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
339:We must have life building, man-making, character-making assimilation of ideas. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
340:What really motivates people at Facebook is building stuff that they're proud of. ~ Mark Zuckerberg,
341:Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it. ~ Arthur Erickson,
342:Because girls who were building empires for themselves did not need kingdoms to shine. ~ Nikita Gill,
343:Building a visionary company requires one percent vision and 99 percent alignment. ~ James C Collins,
344:Building your "dream life" is filled with things that can feel like the opposite of a dream: ~ Sark,
345:I like writing code. I like building product. I like making things that people like. ~ Paul Buchheit,
346:I'm building my adult beverage empire the way I built my independent rap label. As my career. ~ E 40,
347:Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
348:Let death find us as we are building up our matchstick protests against its waves. ~ Alain de Botton,
349:shouldn’t we be just as invested in building ourselves as we would be to any company? ~ Ryan Holiday,
350:The bureaucratic method of building an integrated Europe has exhausted its potential. ~ George Soros,
351:There will be no support in the island of Ireland for building a nuclear power station. ~ Peter Hain,
352:Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building. ~ Arthur Erickson,
353:Building confidence and constructive relations between Sudan and South Sudan is urgent ~ Jimmy Carter,
354:Having to call your customer service department is like falling off a six story building. ~ Jon Jones,
355:I knew he wasn’t there to actually help me. He was there to help me out of the building. ~ Penny Reid,
356:I live in a beautiful vintage building that was built in the heart of downtown Chicago. ~ Nate Berkus,
357:I'm trying to get some building work done at the moment, quite seriously. Be careful. ~ Adrian Chiles,
358:In my experience, the world's happiest man is a young professor building bookcases. ~ Wallace Stegner,
359:In the midst of your failure, you were slowly building the life that you wanted anyway ~ Alice Sebold,
360:Like a long-haul jet, their building was divided into economy, business, and first. ~ Gary Shteyngart,
361:Not a wall in the building lacked books. Books even occupied the space above doorways. ~ Brandon Mull,
362:Service rivalry leads to service pride, which is good for building morale and esprit. ~ Anthony Zinni,
363:That’s true in relationships, in a career, in building a great lifestyle—in everything. ~ Mark Manson,
364:There are some who are scared by unity and by building a country on the basis of ideas. ~ Paul Kagame,
365:The thrill of working in this building, with its iconic globe on top, would never fade. ~ Gwenda Bond,
366:When the ancient Egyptians finished building the pyramids, they had built the pyramids. ~ Anne Lamott,
367:You are building a tribe, and to do that, you need a dog whistle, not a megaphone. ~ Mike Michalowicz,
368:You shut down a library Louisa, you don't just shut down a building, you shut down hope. ~ Jojo Moyes,
369:Because of laziness the building decays,    And through idleness of hands the house leaks. ~ Anonymous,
370:Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen. ~ Larry Niven,
371:Don't ask me about this building or that one, don't look at what I do, see what I see. ~ Luis Barragan,
372:God preserve us from fuddle-headed young men who want money for building cloud-castles! ~ Michel Faber,
373:If [Chinese] are going to rip us off, you wouldn't think they'd be building fortresses. ~ Donald Trump,
374:I'm up in the woods, I'm down on my mind. I'm building a still, to slow down the time. ~ Justin Vernon,
375:in the event that armed men of any sort enter the building, watch their feet closely. ~ Padgett Powell,
376:Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I'm the building) ~ Olivia Wilde,
377:Life continues, and we all of us keep changing and building, toward what we cannot know. ~ Lois Duncan,
378:Mrs. Davilow have willingly let fall a hint of the aerial castle-building which she had ~ George Eliot,
379:The idea of building grit and building self-control is that you get that through failure, ~ Paul Tough,
380:The real beauty of the building is seen when the right paints touch its walls ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
381:You got somewhere by building that better reality, if at first only in your own mind. ~ Michelle Obama,
382:And you and I are already family. We've been building it since the moment you moved in. ~ Lorelei James,
383:Building a better mousetrap isn’t always rewarded when the mice have a say in the matter ~ Alvin E Roth,
384:Building a dollhouse is a lot like writing a novel because you are God of the Universe. ~ Jill McCorkle,
385:Building your own home is about desire, fantasy. But it's achievable; anyone can do it. ~ Kevin McCloud,
386:Depression is a deep, black wave—so powerful, building from a swell and rising … rising ~ Tarryn Fisher,
387:I have the flying dream a lot where I'm jumping off a building and just flying around. ~ Channing Tatum,
388:I’m here now.
Letting them out.
Freeing my words
Building better walls. ~ Tamara Ireland Stone,
389:In this way, the process of building habits is actually the process of becoming yourself. ~ James Clear,
390:Remember that quick fix is a mirage. Building and repairing relationships takes time. ~ Stephen R Covey,
391:The house felt more like a body—softer, more mortal and organic—than like a building ~ Jonathan Franzen,
392:the two men left the building with a sense of achievement, counterbalanced by desire. ~ Edward St Aubyn,
393:When we don’t master our minds, we risk building our lives on a foundation of flimsiness. ~ Jen Sincero,
394:You can spend your whole life building a wall of facts between you and anything real. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
395:A proper building grows naturally, logically, and poetically out of all its conditions. ~ Louis Sullivan,
396:Daytime thinking is a building process, whereas nighttime thinking is a sorting process. ~ Caroline Leaf,
397:Her heart was walking around the building with Kirby. And her jacket was still in his car. ~ Regina Duke,
398:Like building muscle, we need to train our intentions to make them resilient and strong. ~ Ryder Carroll,
399:People say I've got a bad reputation. I think I've got the best reputation in the building. ~ Kanye West,
400:Plants seem like an excellent model for the kind of future that we should be building. ~ Terence McKenna,
401:Psychology should be just as concerned with building strength as with repairing damage ~ Martin Seligman,
402:Somehow things keep building up and piling up and suddenly you’re just trapped beneath it. ~ Jason Letts,
403:The hardest single part of building a software system is deciding precisely what to build. ~ Fred Brooks,
404:They work now with computers for building buildings and books, but not ever with new ideas. ~ Emil Ruder,
405:We are not building this country of ours for a day. It is to last through the ages. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
406:What is a church?—Our honest sexton tells, 'Tis a tall building, with a tower and bells. ~ George Crabbe,
407:whispered, unable to fight the tears that were building up in my eyes. He hugged me tightly ~ Beth Rinyu,
408:Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture. ~ Lydia M Child,
409:Charm is almost always a directed instrument, which, like rapport-building, has motive. ~ Gavin de Becker,
410:he liked to say he didn’t have an exit strategy—he was building a company for the long term. ~ Brad Stone,
411:If a chair or a building is not functional, if it appears to be only art, it is ridiculous. ~ Donald Judd,
412:If you don’t have a plan for building a great life, you will fall into someone else's plan! ~ Peter Voogd,
413:In fact, it will be very easy to climb the building because of its shape and architecture. ~ Alain Robert,
414:There was a sound like a garbage bag of pudding dropped off a tall building onto a sidewalk. ~ David Wong,
415:Traditional marriage in the platform is the essential building block to our civilization. ~ Ken Blackwell,
416:We're here for such a short amount of time. Why do we spend any of it building sandcastles? ~ Nick Hornby,
417:When an architect is asked what his best building is, he usually answers, "The next one." ~ Emilio Ambasz,
418:Why not invest in the future of music, instead of building fortresses to preserve its past? ~ David Byrne,
419:You must flip the paradigm, so that you can be actively engaged in building what happens next. ~ Amy Webb,
420:America does not need to continue to have regime change throughout the world, nation-building. ~ Rand Paul,
421:Building a better future will depend on our ability to appreciate generational differences. ~ Mal Fletcher,
422:Faith is not accepting the world as it is but insisting on building the world God wants. ~ Shane Claiborne,
423:I dont remember a single thing in my childhood that was not related in some way to building. ~ Renzo Piano,
424:Let us join our efforts toward building the unshakable foundations for a culture of peace. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
425:No Leslie, I'm not dead. I have finished building a world, and this is my Sabbath rest. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
426:She blew some annoyed air onto the phone and the mouse clicked again. “The Kavach Building? ~ Peter Clines,
427:All this wondering was the weather vane on top of the building of unrest and of discontent ~ John Steinbeck,
428:Any habit may be discontinued by building in its place some other and more desirable habit. ~ Napoleon Hill,
429:Eventually, I decided that thinking was not getting me very far and it was time to try building. ~ Rob Pike,
430:From the ruins, lonely and inexplicable as the sphinx, rose the Empire State Building. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
431:I believe that voting is the first act of building a community as well as building a country. ~ John Ensign,
432:I mean, who could think about sneakers when an invisible building was waiting to be discovered? ~ R L Stine,
433:I pick up my pen. It flows. A building appears. There it is. There is nothing more to say. ~ Oscar Niemeyer,
434:Lying on top of a building, the clouds looked no nearer than when I was lying on the street. ~ Liam Gillick,
435:She might be building a house around a single brick, but this brick was all she had. ~ Cinda Williams Chima,
436:So women are at the beginning of building a language, and not all women are conscious of it. ~ Judy Chicago,
437:The building of the architecture of a novel - the craft of it - is something I never tire of. ~ John Irving,
438:We're building a great company, and we're very excited about the future of the company. ~ James L Barksdale,
439:When a new building block is discovered, the result is usually a range of innovations. ~ John Henry Holland,
440:Writing a novel is like building a wall brick by brick; only amateurs believe in inspiration. ~ Frank Yerby,
441:Alex Scotti: “Adventures in Building Your Own Database,” at All Your Base, November 2015. ~ Martin Kleppmann,
442:Electricity, water, gas, and steam course through the walls of my building, keeping it alive. ~ Mason Cooley,
443:In modern China, road building has often been a strategy for dealing with poverty or crisis. ~ Peter Hessler,
444:Is it okay to go the roof of the tallest building in your town and jerk off into the street? ~ Eugene Mirman,
445:It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls ~ Aristophanes,
446:Just five years ago, it was almost impossible to waste a million dollars building a Web site. ~ David Walker,
447:Setting is my primary joy as a writer, building a world and watching people respond to it. ~ Nicola Griffith,
448:There are building blocks of love and the very bottom layer is comfort. (from Vanishing Acts) ~ Jodi Picoult,
449:We are not going to build a pressure in Mexico. We're not building walls to retain our people. ~ Vicente Fox,
450:20But you, beloved, †building yourselves up on your most holy faith, †praying in the Holy Spirit, ~ Anonymous,
451:Building a strong team is both possible and remarkably simple. But is painfully difficult. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
452:But when you walked out of that building, you created a new history that we have to live in now. ~ Hank Green,
453:certainly not the elite institution that railroad tycoon Leland Stanford envisioned building when ~ Anonymous,
454:I always go to the Agriculture Building, where they make apple cider popsicles for a dollar. ~ Kate DiCamillo,
455:I collect clothes-they keep building and building. I buy them instead of having them washed. ~ Juliette Lewis,
456:Instead of building castles against your enemies, build bridges for them to come to you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
457:NeXT computer. But gradually he was learning his lesson. In building devices like the iPod, ~ Walter Isaacson,
458:One of the great things about building a tech company is the amazing people that you can hire. ~ Ben Horowitz,
459:Religion can be the enemy of God. It's often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the building. ~ Bono,
460:Remember: if you can see the Empire State Building,
The Empire State Building can see you. ~ Robert Polito,
461:Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time. ~ Richard Meier,
462:The Church must be forever building, for it is forever decaying within and attacked from without. ~ T S Eliot,
463:They're building a bridge over the Potomac for all the white liberals fleeing to Virginia. ~ George C Wallace,
464:We are creating a unique experience. It's starts with how you see the building from a distance. ~ Helmut Jahn,
465:When building sand castles on the beach, we can ignore the waves but should watch the tide. ~ Edsger Dijkstra,
466:Building a good day is about making good choices involving our emotions, thinking, and behavior. ~ Mary Pipher,
467:Evolution doesn’t linger on past failures, it’s always building upon what worked. So should you. ~ Jason Fried,
468:In any restaurant of this caliber, the chefs are in the same position, building relationships. ~ Thomas Keller,
469:It is a terrific thing to get a building built that has the qualities of greatness in it. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
470:Marriage is the basic building block of civilization. We are redefining it at our own peril. ~ Hank Hanegraaff,
471:Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
472:...sometimes the only way to call attention to bad construction was to set fire to the building. ~ Larry Niven,
473:Space is a stillness of God building his earthly abode. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Trance of Waiting,
474:The family is where we are formed as people. Every family is a brick in the building of society ~ Pope Francis,
475:To achieve this incredible feat of building Nigeria, we must all truly desire to see it happen ~ Fela Durotoye,
476:Writing a book and not publishing it, is like building a boat and never sailing it - UNTHINKABLE! ~ Tony Jones,
477:Building my career hasn't been attached to my dad. It's been me figuring things out for myself. ~ Anthony Evans,
478:do you think flowers will grow here when you and i are off building something new with someone else ~ Rupi Kaur,
479:I could feel the storm building, readying the bliss that would render me oblivious once more. ~ Amelia Hutchins,
480:It just felt like all the excitement in the world was in the building [at the Democratic convention]. ~ MC Lyte,
481:Match your goals with the people who can make them happen and start building the relationships ~ Keith Ferrazzi,
482:President Obama deserves credit for building what you call the largest coalition to fight terror. ~ Dana Perino,
483:Spiritually, a man's thoughts must be the building in which he lives, otherwise it's wrong. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
484:The reality of the building does not consist of the roof and walls, but the space within to be lived. ~ Lao Tzu,
485:They were ants saying, "Hey can we help you hold up this huge building that's toppling onto you? ~ Carol Anshaw,
486:Um, I think every role, whether in TV or film, has a part in building a career and relationships. ~ Stana Katic,
487:Your castle-building skills are far superior.” I’d build one every day if I could look at you. ~ Claudia Connor,
488:A book that bores me to tears is a book that neglects character building and quality of prose. ~ Kristin Cashore,
489:A C.E.O.'s job is leadership, problem solving, and team building. I've done that my whole career. ~ Bruce Rauner,
490:A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive. ~ Helmut Jahn,
491:An education is like a crumbling building that needs constant upkeep with repairs and additions. ~ Edith Wharton,
492:As the render is to the building, and the blueprint to the machine, so sport is to social existence. ~ Will Self,
493:Building a great company that can build great products over and over and over is the hardest of all. ~ Anonymous,
494:Dusty Rhodes wouldn't win a body building contest for best abs, MacMahon, he'd win for MOST abs. ~ Jesse Ventura,
495:Filmmaking is always sort of building a mosaic of this arc of what the character is going through. ~ Matthew Fox,
496:If the choice is between buying another building or a Pollock, I'd go for the Pollock every time. ~ Damien Hirst,
497:Our plate is full. We have a lot to do building our company organically and that is our key focus. ~ Jamie Dimon,
498:There are no shortcuts to building a team each season. You build the foundation brick by brick. ~ Bill Belichick,
499:The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~ Dan Millman,
500:Two years ago today my father was crushed under the wall he was building, and I became an orphan. ~ Isaac Marion,
501:We walk the same path, but got on different shoes, live in the same building, but we got different views ~ Drake,
502:Yo momma so stupid she tried to commit suicide by jumping off a building but got lost on the way down. ~ Various,
503:You will have many more Aarons building you golden calves than Moseses leading you on any exodus. ~ Richard Rohr,
504:Be sure that, as you scramble up the ladder of success, it is leaning against the right building. ~ Stephen Covey,
505:Building a temple didn't mean you believed in gods, it just meant you believed in architecture. ~ Terry Pratchett,
506:Building a temple didn’t mean you believed in gods, it just meant you believed in architecture. ~ Terry Pratchett,
507:Building community for its own sake is like attending a cancer support group without having cancer. ~ Alan Hirsch,
508:Building worlds is not enough for the deeper urging mind; but a loving heart sates the striving spirit. ~ Novalis,
509:Even with all the walking I do, the sand is building up at the bottom of my hour-glass figure. ~ Marsha Cornelius,
510:Everyday, it's about building a practice that enables you to try and forget that you're afraid. ~ Brian Koppelman,
511:If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it's a failure. ~ Douglas Coupland,
512:I never design a building before I've seen the site and met the people who will be using it. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
513:Infrastructure sector is all about building assets for the country. It is part of nation building. ~ Gautam Adani,
514:It is not the building, but the people that make a church, and that is what we always forget. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
515:Nowhere has specialization penetrated so deeply into the building professions as North America. ~ Arthur Erickson,
516:The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war. ~ Bill Ayers,
517:There were 15 terrorists, We killed 3 suspects, building collapsed on 5. All of them are dead. ~ Joseph Ole Lenku,
518:Walls don't work. ... Instead of building walls to create security, we need to build bridges. ~ James G Stavridis,
519:By building a simple system, with just a few guiding principles, eBay was open to organic growth. ~ Pierre Omidyar,
520:Donald Trump is going to work on infrastructure, building the wall. He's going to farm leaders. ~ Kellyanne Conway,
521:Find indirect, long term marketing strategies that center on building an author brand and platform. ~ Derek Murphy,
522:freeway and drove into the office park that housed her building, one of many.  To her they all looked ~ Darcy Town,
523:His heartbeat seemed to be shaking him apart, like the impacts of a wrecking ball on an old building. ~ Tim Powers,
524:If heaven existed as a physical building on earth, human beings would remodel it to make it right. ~ Vernon Howard,
525:I never called my work an 'art'. It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment. ~ Walt Disney,
526:Inside this building, the world had felt generous, limitless, like a safe spot for dreams to grow. ~ Blue Balliett,
527:I seek a deeper truth, but I don't think I have to go to a building designated for worship to find it. ~ Ted Lange,
528:I've had a lot of experience building things, organizing things, a national scholarship program. ~ Benjamin Carson,
529:One bad decision is like building a long line of dominoes and then sneezing and not turning your head ~ Julia Kent,
530:Reality can’t live up to your expectations because you keep building new expectations. ~ Loretta Graziano Breuning,
531:The central problem of brand-building is getting a complex organization to execute a simple idea. ~ Marty Neumeier,
532:Then again, the world had ended. So maybe it was time for adults to talk about building castles again. ~ Nick Cole,
533:The oil industry has outpaced the building of a public consensus of the implications of climate science. ~ Al Gore,
534:The proper form of economy must be observed in building houses for each and every class. ~ Marcus Vitruvius Pollio,
535:There is no single building block—there are only complexes of complex systems. ~ Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path,
536:There is nothing like the hand of the populace for building everything that is built by demolishing. ~ Victor Hugo,
537:We need to stop building our churches around categories and start building them around people. ~ Rachel Held Evans,
538:We should be building roads in and out of our own wee heads rather than erecting walls around them. ~ Kevin Hearne,
539:You can't stop a bird from landing on your head. But you can keep it from building a nest. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
540:You have to see a building to comprehend it. Photographs cannot convey the experience, nor film. ~ Arthur Erickson,
541:You, of Canada, are building a magnificent record of achievement. My country rejoices in it. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
542:You were safe on a troll. Anyone wanting to mug a troll would have to use a building on a stick. ~ Terry Pratchett,
543:Building a house every day does not necessarily mean that you are building a house every day. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
544:Despite economic indicators, America has an infatuation with building the most advanced sports venues. ~ Anna Clark,
545:Did you know that if you drop a penny off the top of the Empire State Building, you could kill someone? ~ Anonymous,
546:here is a closed-minded mass murder plot based on the fairy tale of Jewish slaves building the Pyramids ~ Anonymous,
547:I get just as excited about building a birdhouse as when providing strategic counsel to a client. ~ Robert L Peters,
548:ignore the bad habit and put your energy toward building a new habit that will override the old one. ~ Daniel Coyle,
549:I visit Fox News every now and again, and it's nice, because the Eye of Mordor is above the building. ~ Jon Stewart,
550:Practical sciences proceed by building up; theoretical science by resolving into components. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
551:The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in. ~ Laozi,
552:To me, the coaching profession is one of the noblest and most far-reaching in building manhood. ~ Amos Alonzo Stagg,
553:to the loo, when the fire alarm went off. But I didn’t know Jenny was in the building. I didn’t know to ~ Anonymous,
554:What, like a giant self-help book? Building a Better You in Only Fourteen Thousand Rooms? ~ Matthew Woodring Stover,
555:While creating a social brand is a necessary endeavor, building a social business is an investment... ~ Brian Solis,
556:You know what’s better than building things up in your imagination? Building things up in real life. ~ Ryan Holiday,
557:a discussion within the framework of a larger discussion that was taking place in the same building ~ Roberto Bola o,
558:Civilization is a disease produced by the practice of building societies with rotten material. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
559:Healthy boundaries are important, but you may be building a brick wall when a picket fence would do. ~ Amy Dickinson,
560:How can you say that modern art is ugly,when you worship the Lord in a building painted like this? ~ Hans Rookmaaker,
561:I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match. ~ Mia Hamm,
562:It may be easier than ever to start a product, but building a company is just as hard as its ever been. ~ Sarah Lacy,
563:It would be a shame to lose the precious jewel of liberation in the mud of ignorant body building. ~ K Pattabhi Jois,
564:Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. ~ Bill Gates,
565:One didn’t discuss plans for a coup while standing in the elevator, no matter who owned the building. ~ D B Reynolds,
566:Practical sciences proceed by building up; theoretical science by resolving into components. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
567:She [Mary I] married Philip King of Spain, who in her sister's reign, was famous for building Armadas. ~ Jane Austen,
568:strategic planning should be more about collective wisdom building than top-down or bottom-up planning. ~ W Chan Kim,
569:Then the building tension exploded into a feeling of pure joy, and I was utterly consumed by happiness. ~ Kelly Oram,
570:The people gave me the responsibility of building the future of this nation And I did it with honor. ~ Hosni Mubarak,
571:the process of building a self and its works is always too slow. One is always in arrears to oneself. ~ Susan Sontag,
572:We will probably have to pay a price for devoting our lives to building the kingdom of God. Jesus did. ~ Bill Hybels,
573:we will probably have to pay a price for devoting our lives to building the kingdom of God. Jesus did. ~ Bill Hybels,
574:All of us will ultimately be judged on the effort we have contributed to building a new world order. ~ Robert Kennedy,
575:As a building is resistant to forces acting upon it, a person must be equally tenacious in life. ~ Santiago Calatrava,
576:Building a startup is an exercise in institution building; thus, it necessarily involves management. This ~ Eric Ries,
577:Building a World Class Company is a commitment to the integration of passion, purpose, and practice. ~ Michael Gerber,
578:Giving feedback is a relationship-building event that requires all four EQ skills to be effective. ~ Travis Bradberry,
579:Haji Ali taught me to...slow down and make building relationships as important as building projects. ~ Greg Mortenson,
580:In other words, the barbaric acts carried out in this building were probably almost a matter of routine. ~ Geoff Hoon,
581:It was a character-building week, a week that thinned my hair, put circles underneath my eyes. ~ Megan Mayhew Bergman,
582:I wouldn't build a building if it wasn't of interest to me as a potential work of art. Why should I? ~ Philip Johnson,
583:...knowing someone is trustworthy is merely one step in the building of a relationship of any kind. ~ Michelle Sagara,
584:Money should not, and must not, change our commitment to solving problems and building this state. ~ Dave Freudenthal,
585:Spreadsheets are fiction. Believing in what you're doing and what you're building is what's important. ~ Vinod Khosla,
586:[The building] had been designed by an architect, so it bore little resemblance to any normal structure. ~ Gary Corby,
587:The building of publicly funded stadiums has become a substitue for anything resembling an urban policy. ~ Dave Zirin,
588:The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
   ~ Socrates?,
589:turn those hypotheses into facts by getting out of the building and testing them in front of customers. ~ Steve Blank,
590:When things are simple, fewer mistakes are made. The most expensive part of a building is the mistakes. ~ Ken Follett,
591:Wisdom is a solid and entire building, of which every piece keeps its place and bears its mark. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
592:Being prisoner great shame. Great! Redeem honour building railway for Emperor. Great honour. Great! ~ Richard Flanagan,
593:Brokenness involves removing inappropriate pride and self-reliance and building healthy God-reliance. ~ John C Maxwell,
594:If you aren't building a social enterprise, I don't know what your business model will be in 5 years ~ Angela Ahrendts,
595:I gave my life to the Group Theatre, because in it I'm building something for myself. What I build, I am. ~ Elia Kazan,
596:I'm a body builder, but I don't use weights. I use snacks. It's kind of a different building process. ~ Demetri Martin,
597:Sport is a universal language, building more bridges between people than anything else I can think of. ~ Sebastian Coe,
598:The building of a just society means overcoming every obstacle to the creation of authentic peace. ~ Gustavo Gutierrez,
599:There's nothing better for building confidence than learning you can do something you thought you couldn't. ~ Amy Chua,
600:We’re more into fixing, building, occasionally sticking wads of oilcloth in the mouths of rude ladies – ~ Rick Riordan,
601:Your demons may have been ejected from the building, but they’re out in the parking lot, doing push-ups.”) ~ Anonymous,
602:A stray cat’s skill lies in building up a complex web of connections in order to survive on the streets. ~ Hiro Arikawa,
603:Basing your identity on sexuality is like building a house on a foundation of pudding. - D. Travers Scott ~ Carol Queen,
604:Building a World Class Company is a commitment to the integration of passion, purpose, and practice. ~ Michael E Gerber,
605:Countries keep on building higher and higher buildings, instead of building higher and higher men! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
606:Elvis has left the building to climb up that heavenly stair. So what if he looks like a wart-hog in heat? ~ Frank Zappa,
607:I love being honest and intimate with people. I love building community. I love emailing with readers. ~ James Altucher,
608:The secret to building great products is not creating awesome features, it's to make your users awesome. ~ Kathy Sierra,
609:They were building a Ferrari for every launch, when it was possible that a Honda Accord might do the trick. ~ Elon Musk,
610:They were State-of-the-Art machines. They could flatten history and stack it up like building material. ~ Arundhati Roy,
611:Well," I said. "Nothing to do right now but wander the fuck into that abandoned building, totally unarmed. ~ David Wong,
612:We need to focus on building a military that is second-to-none ... so that we can destroy Islamic terrorism. ~ Jeb Bush,
613:You know all these stadiums that U2 are playing? I've played in them. And I'm building up to it again. ~ Raphael Saadiq,
614:Your demons may have been ejected from the building, but they’re out in the parking lot, doing push-ups.”) ~ Dan Harris,
615:All old building become crypts the moment they're finished, A shrine to a time that's already dead. ~ Krystal Sutherland,
616:am sometimes hard-pressed to explain why I’ve stayed, not only in the same place but in the same building. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
617:Clarisse demolished a whole building with a wrecking ball, and the maze entrance just shifted a few feet. ~ Rick Riordan,
618:Did I say normal had left the building? At this point, I couldn't find normal with a flashlight and a GPS. ~ Delia James,
619:Ideas are seeds of existence in absolute emptiness.
Creative words are the building blocks of such ideas. ~ Toba Beta,
620:I didn't set fire to the building." "No, but you did pull it into the river." "That put the fire out! ~ Anthony Horowitz,
621:I felt as though I was rushing into a burning building to discover the ideas I needed for my own life. ~ Leslie Feinberg,
622:If you can show people how to build castles, make sure you do not neglect building and nurturing your own. ~ Suzy Kassem,
623:In Boston they have gone from large autonomous high schools to smaller schools within the same building. ~ Michael Welch,
624:in the early stages of building a brand, the problem you’re solving should be a constant guiding light. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
625:I should throw you off this building minus the flying horse and see how heroic you sound on the way down. ~ Rick Riordan,
626:It's really building Air America that I'm focused on, and for me, that almost only means doing a good show. ~ Al Franken,
627:New renovations on an old building, like putting a fresh coat of makeup on an old whore, but clean enough. ~ Cole McCade,
628:No building was safe from the furniture, the pictures, the human beings that it would presently contain. ~ Graham Greene,
629:The Lord is more anxious to forgive our sins than a woman is to carry her baby out of a burning building. ~ John Vianney,
630:To be a man is to feel that one's own stone contributes to building the edifice of the world. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery,
631:When that second airplane hit the building, we all changed. We need to get back to some serious thinking. ~ Steven Tyler,
632:A strange thing – nails will hold a building together, but there’s nothing better for taking a man apart. ~ Mark Lawrence,
633:A strange thing — nails will hold a building together, but there's nothing better for taking a man apart. ~ Mark Lawrence,
634:By working together, pooling our resources and building on our strengths, we can accomplish great things. ~ Ronald Reagan,
635:Cities are an immense laboratory of trial and error, failure and success, in city building and city design. ~ Jane Jacobs,
636:Concentration is the act of building focus and meditation is the art of retaining it without losing awareness. ~ Om Swami,
637:I enjoy feeling physically strong, so maybe I'd like to be able to lift a building and launch it at someone. ~ Nikki Reed,
638:If you don't love and believe in what you're building, you're likely to give up at some point along the way. ~ Sam Altman,
639:I hear that you were on a date with Trouble Kelp. Are you two planning on building a bivouac any time soon? ~ Eoin Colfer,
640:I'm building on purpose. I'm building that tipping point. I'm building that law of diffusion of innovation. ~ Simon Sinek,
641:It seems as though the only things causing pain around here are these ridiculous walls we keep building. ~ Patrick Carman,
642:It's not about an opening weekend. It's about a career, building a set of films you're proud of. Period. ~ George Clooney,
643:The man who believes the home he is building may house the devil someday will soon put away his tools. ~ Brendon Burchard,
644:Try something. And never be afraid to fail. That failure is useful too. It's just another building block. ~ Ricky Gervais,
645:You know, a lot of people are just interested in, in building a company so they can make money and get out. ~ Arthur Rock,
646:Building up a dream is like building a room; the foundation must be deep, strong, firm and dependable. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
647:Building your own business is the best way to become rich. Then you can begin investing in other assets. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
648:I hope to continue building my acting career and work more on projects that fulfill my artistic thirst. ~ Karolina Kurkova,
649:I pay a lot of attention to how things are done and the whole activity of building something is interesting. ~ Donald Judd,
650:I said nothing. If she wasn't careful, everyone would rush out of her life, life out of a burning building. ~ Lorrie Moore,
651:One moment, the world is normal. Pleasant. Everything you’re used to. The next … you’re building a wall. ~ Rhiannon Frater,
652:One of the major failures of the church is not a focus on building disciples but a focus on building members. ~ Tony Evans,
653:Part of our purpose in life is to build a legacy – a consistent pattern of building into the lives of others. ~ Tony Dungy,
654:Perhaps you should spend less time despising the game and more time building the patients necessary to win. ~ Ren e Ahdieh,
655:Sometimes running for Congress is a four-year strategy in terms of getting out there and building a network. ~ Artur Davis,
656:The three processes—people, strategy, and operations— remain the building blocks and heart of good execution. ~ Ram Charan,
657:This is what happens when you try to help people. You get screwed. I feel a lump building in my throat. In ~ Lauren Oliver,
658:We don't build a record. We're taking a picture of it. We're not building an image; we're capturing an image. ~ Neil Young,
659:Weeds play an important part in building soil fertility and in balancing the biological community . . . ~ Masanobu Fukuoka,
660:When something is hard, but you do it anyway and get stronger because you did it, that’s building character. ~ Susan Wiggs,
661:Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire. ~ Napoleon Hill,
662:If I am building a mountain and stop before the last basketful of earth is placed on the summit, I have failed. ~ Confucius,
663:I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now Im spending years of my life trying to get away from it. ~ Brian May,
664:I support the world and love everybody. It's about spreading love and breaking down barriers, not building up hate. ~ Lil B,
665:It is a question of building which is at the root of the social unrest of today: architecture or revolution. ~ Le Corbusier,
666:It's important to know the kind of character that you need to be building up to, throughout the series. ~ Holliday Grainger,
667:It's really nice to work with people who understand and really love the artistry of building sets, it's great. ~ Tim Burton,
668:Marketing must improve its relationship building and sales must get better at message building and delivery. ~ John Jantsch,
669:So I rang up a local building firm, I said 'I want a skip outside my house.' He said 'I'm not stopping you.' ~ Tommy Cooper,
670:The body is not simply the combination of dance, muscles, body-building, strength and sex: it is a universe. ~ Paul Virilio,
671:The unfortunate thing is, for the contents of the building I could not get any insurance anywhere in Canada. ~ Ernst Zundel,
672:We define a world. We build a house, then after building the house we enter into it and we never leave it. ~ Frederick Lenz,
673:When life gives you lemons, you put the lemons down and go burn down a building.” —Unidentified Pyromaniac ~ Vincent Zandri,
674:You cannot keep birds from flying over your head
but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair ~ Martin Luther,
675:Before you begin scrambling up the ladder of success, make sure that it is leaning against the right building. ~ Brian Tracy,
676:building a great career for yourself rather than settling for a job that does nothing for you but pay the bills ~ Suze Orman,
677:building and patronizing churches and schools, both of which were outstanding by the standards of the times. ~ Thomas Sowell,
678:Building the future holds more attraction than ancestor worship, whichever ancestor we're talking about. ~ Douglas Alexander,
679:Computer Science is the only discipline in which we view adding a new wing to a building as being maintenance. ~ Jim Horning,
680:Data only exists within the framework of a vision you're building to, a hypothesis of where you're moving to. ~ Reid Hoffman,
681:“Governments accountable to the voters focus on building roads and schools—not weapons of mass destruction.” ~ George W Bush,
682:I can't save a boy from a burning building. Instead he must save me from the attempt; he must jump to earth. ~ Anne Michaels,
683:If forced to choose, Giacometti once said, he would rescue a cat from a burning building before a Rembrandt. ~ David Markson,
684:In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles. They are our building blocks. ~ Warren Farrell,
685:It's the building of things that makes you happy. You have to enjoy the process whether you succeed or fail. ~ Caterina Fake,
686:My strength is character. I'm pretty good at building walking-talking humans with brains like beehives. ~ Christopher Bollen,
687:Our idea with starting Stripe was to build better payments technology for people building things on the web. ~ John Collison,
688:Start-up should focus on innovation not on building on infrastructure. Thanks to Google cloud service they can. ~ Urs Holzle,
689:Toby: All right. It couldn't have gone far, right? Sam: No. Toby: Somewhere in this building...is our talent. ~ Aaron Sorkin,
690:A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere. ~ Mel Gibson,
691:home isn't made from a building, or the furniture inside it, it's made from the people and the love that fill it. ~ S J McCoy,
692:I'll just tell you what I remember because memory is as close as I've gotten to building my own time machine. ~ Samantha Hunt,
693:I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year. It's very character-building. ~ Steve Jobs,
694:In spite of calamity, He still has a plan for me, And it's working for my good, And it's building my testimony. ~ Marvin Sapp,
695:I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder. ~ Bill Maher,
696:One of the purposes of life, and selfishly what makes people happy, is building things that are impactful. ~ Dustin Moskovitz,
697:Over there, Rebekkah said, sounding eager. Oooh, she’s watching your building. You should punch her in the face. ~ Will Wight,
698:The basic line in any good verse is cadenced... building it around the natural breath structures of speech. ~ Kenneth Rexroth,
699:The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith,
700:The destiny of [Google's search engine] is to become that Star Trek computer, and that's what we are building. ~ Amit Singhal,
701:The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton,
702:We spend our life building higher fences and stronger locks, when the gravest dangers are already inside ~ Richard Paul Evans,
703:When the two of you talked, you were building something, and afterward you were both different than before. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
704:Why do they stare? They’re always staring. Like dolls,” she said as they walked into the building. “Or sharks.” “I ~ J D Robb,
705:Becoming a member of the NR is not just about working smarter. It's about building a system to replace yourself. ~ Tim Ferriss,
706:Could it be that God is so intensely personal that He would burn down your world in hopes of building it back? ~ Matt Chandler,
707:Eddie Fisher married to Elizabeth Taylor is like me trying to wash the Empire State Building with a bar of soap. ~ Don Rickles,
708:Either a building is part of a place or it is not. Once that kinship is there, time will only make it stronger. ~ Willa Cather,
709:...every sight and sound inspiring, leading one far out of himself, yet feeding and building up his individuality. ~ John Muir,
710:Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships. ~ Barbara Bush,
711:Focus on building the best possible business. If you are great, people will notice and opportunities will appear. ~ Mark Cuban,
712:I described the euro as a burning building with no exits and so it has proved for some of the countries in it. ~ William Hague,
713:I didn't set fire to the building."
"No, but you did pull it into the river."
"That put the fire out! ~ Anthony Horowitz,
714:If the design of the building be originally bad, the only virtue it can ever possess will be signs of antiquity. ~ John Ruskin,
715:I grew up mostly in Schenectady, N.Y. From an early age, building and creating things was a real passion for me. ~ Colin Angle,
716:I realize love—building it and making it last—is doing a lot of the things you don’t really feel like doing. ~ Hannah Brencher,
717:I really do not care what the white world is doing. I care about black people building the monument on slavery. ~ Haile Gerima,
718:I spent all this time building a relationship. Then one night I left the window open, and it started to rust. ~ David Levithan,
719:It was the spirit animating the mass and flowing from it, and it expressed the individuality of the building. ~ Louis Sullivan,
720:Just a deafening silence, which seemed to reverberate back and forth as if the building were whispering to itself. ~ Anonymous,
721:Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan! ~ George Bailey,
722:Music can be so manipulating - especially in terms of horror. It's such an important part of building the tension. ~ Avey Tare,
723:Sharing experience and building public support for the full range of rights is more powerful than legal cases. ~ Mary Robinson,
724:The goal of Computer Science is to build something that will last at least until we've finished building it. ~ William C Brown,
725:What use is it having all these offshore developers building features if we aren’t getting to market any faster? We ~ Gene Kim,
726:When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building, I didn't realize he meant our nation. ~ Al Franken,
727:You have to admire the human spirit—we’ll continue building things just so someone else can watch them fall. ~ Andersen Prunty,
728:A home isn't made from a building, or the furniture inside it, it's made from the people and the love that fill it. ~ S J McCoy,
729:A spider has no special skills other than building its web, and no lifestyle choice other than sitting still. ~ Haruki Murakami,
730:Boundaries are basically about providing structure, and structure is essential in building anything that thrives. ~ Henry Cloud,
731:Building a successful business is no longer about B2B or B2C. It’s about P2P, those people-to-people relationships. ~ Pat Flynn,
732:But the strong base and building of my love is as the very centre of the earth, drawing all things to it. ~ William Shakespeare,
733:cannot prevent birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building nests in your hair. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
734:capitalization learning”: we get good at something by building on the strengths that we are naturally given. ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
735:Irrespective of what type of work you do, the craftsman mindset is crucial for building a career you love. Before ~ Cal Newport,
736:I view my career like a rubber-band ball in that every role is a new experience building toward something bigger. ~ Jamie Chung,
737:Patience can't be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it. ~ Eknath Easwaran,
738:Snow White gets a Social Security card. She gets a job building houses out in California. Picks oranges. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
739:sucking her into itself as she dashed from her building into the gray morning chill and descended rain-slicked ~ Tracy L Higley,
740:The conscientious arsonist doesn't just set the building on fire; first he fills the fire extinguishers with petrol. ~ Tom Holt,
741:The idiotic industry of an ant building his hill in the path of a glacier, and imagining that he is free. ~ John Clellon Holmes,
742:The Japanese believe building a great organization is like growing a tree; it takes twenty-five to fifty years. ~ Peter M Senge,
743:The purpose of setting goals is to win the game. The purpose of building systems is to continue playing the game. ~ James Clear,
744:They’re building an asset that has nothing to do with brand and everything to do with their relationship with you. ~ Seth Godin,
745:You start with what you believe in. I believe in building a football club rather than building a football team. ~ Alex Ferguson,
746:creepy building by herself. She wasn’t even that good at it, missing bays on the plans and getting sidetracked. Mr. ~ D M Pulley,
747:Every house has a heart, the echoes of its owner's presence, and simple magic that turns a building into a home. ~ Ilona Andrews,
748:Google is fascinating, and the book isn't finished. I'm creating, living, building, and writing those chapters. ~ Susan Wojcicki,
749:If the industrial era was about building things, the social era is about connecting things, people and ideas. ~ Nilofer Merchant,
750:I knew a girl so ugly, I took her to the top of the Empire State building and planes started to attack her. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
751:In the same way we have a long-term plan for building roads, we have to have a long term plan to build transit. ~ Kathleen Wynne,
752:I wanted to be able to tell my grandkids one day, "Hey, your grandpa ran into a burning building and survived." ~ Channing Tatum,
753:Organizations intent on building shared visions continually encourage members to develop their personal visions. ~ Peter M Senge,
754:Prologue New York City   It was a tony as hell Central Park West building, a thief’s wet fucking dream. Anthony ~ Robert J Crane,
755:She is too perfect to be known by fragments. No mean brick shall be a specimen of the building of my palace. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
756:The Prohibition era had been a great source of material for building an excellent science of alcohol intoxication ~ Deborah Blum,
757:Thick smoke like a herd of black horses was rising over the massive building and being blown around by the wind. ~ Ismail Kadare,
758:This use of building blocks to generate internal models is a pervasive feature of complex adaptive systems. ~ John Henry Holland,
759:You have put so much energy into building a prison for yourself. Now spend as much on demolishing it. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
760:You must spend more time on building your culture than on everything else. Culture is what produces wins over time. ~ Jon Gordon,
761:Am I like the optimist who, while falling ten stories from a building, says at each story, I'm all right so far? ~ Gretel Ehrlich,
762:An old building is like a show. You smell the soul of a building. And the building tells you how to redo it. ~ Cameron Mackintosh,
763:A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be - and not building bridges - is not Christian. ~ Pope Francis,
764:Building a business is not rocket science, it's about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity. ~ Richard Branson,
765:By having good memories on every place you just visit,
you are building paradise in your own heart and your life. ~ Toba Beta,
766:I can feel tears and panic building up inside me. If she asks me another question, it will be too much, and I'll cry. ~ Jenny Han,
767:In any grass-roots campaign, building an ongoing base of support is as important as winning the ultimate goal. ~ Patricia Ireland,
768:I've never looked at a suburban building as being a minor building and an urban building as being a major building. ~ Helmut Jahn,
769:Man is constantly building anxiety-structures, like geodesic domes, around his social and religious institutions. ~ Northrop Frye,
770:Not seeing a tsunami or an economic event coming is excusable; building something fragile to them is not. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
771:Terror was a fire that held you trapped in the top floor of a burning building; the only way to escape it was to jump. ~ Joe Hill,
772:There’s a sob building inside me so immense and powerful it’s going to break all my bird bones. It’s Judemageddon. ~ Jandy Nelson,
773:We may not realize it, but a crucial step in building a healthy economy is helping people move from welfare to work. ~ Todd Young,
774:All good partnerships ought to require both people to take turns being the damsel, like a team-building exercise. ~ Hailey Edwards,
775:Anybody I talk to agrees that maybe 2 percent of the building environment since the war, we could call architecture. ~ Frank Gehry,
776:Becoming a member of the NR is not just about working smarter. It's about building a system to replace yourself. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
777:Bobby Martin has another project. He's building a house. He's out there at 6 o'clock in the morning hammering nails. ~ Frank Zappa,
778:Building concentration is primarily a matter of removing certain mental factors that hinder its application. ~ Henepola Gunaratana,
779:History is a child building a sandcastle by the sea, and that child is the whole majesty of man's power in the world. ~ Heraclitus,
780:It was the way he lived. He could walk out of that building at a moment’s notice and leave behind no personal trace. ~ Mark Bowden,
781:Just forget the world and its naysayers. Close the door and write. Let them talk while you're building your future. ~ Ksenia Anske,
782:Leaders goal: Avoid building around only ONE person's ministry gifting. Longevity is in a team, not an individual! ~ Brian Houston,
783:Like all technology, social media is neutral but is best put to work in the service of building a better world. ~ Simon Mainwaring,
784:The best strategy for building a competitive organization is to help individuals become more of who they are. ~ Marcus Buckingham,
785:The Bible says that our real problem is that every one of us is building our identity on something besides Jesus. ~ Timothy Keller,
786:The Lean Startup is a set of practices for helping entrepreneurs increase their odds of building a successful startup. ~ Eric Ries,
787:The way you ask for criticism and react when you get it goes a long way toward building trust—or destroying it. ~ Kim Malone Scott,
788:To speak of home in relation to a building is simply to recognise its harmony with our own prized internal song. ~ Alain de Botton,
789:Abram’s been working for me,” she said, pulling free. She touched Sam’s sleeve. “He’s been building his own casket. ~ Janet Chapman,
790:Death is but an aspect of life, and the destruction of one material form is but a prelude to building up of another. ~ Annie Besant,
791:Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first. ~ Angela Ahrendts,
792:Fiorello LaGuardia saved City Center. The real man saved it, and he made this building into a performing arts venue. ~ Kate Baldwin,
793:History is a child building a sand-castle by the sea, and that child is the whole majesty of man's power in the world. ~ Heraclitus,
794:I love making things. I love building things. I love the idea that something's in the world that wasn't there before. ~ Neil Gaiman,
795:I'm really inspired to build a billion-dollar company. The hardest part is building the vehicle to get you there. ~ Robert Herjavec,
796:Surely, if Mother Nature had been consulted, she would never have consented to building a city in New Orleans. ~ Mortimer Zuckerman,
797:The gatekeepers of the invisible primary were not merely invisible; by 2016, they had left the building entirely. ~ Steven Levitsky,
798:the new form of marketing is leadership, and leadership is about building and connecting tribes of like-minded people. ~ Seth Godin,
799:There are many countries but few nations. We are committed to building Nigeria into a most desirable nation to live ~ Fela Durotoye,
800:The road to energy independence, economic recovery, and greenhouse gas reductions runs through the building sector. ~ Edward Mazria,
801:The students who work with me believe in science in service of society, not science in service of career building. ~ Donald Sadoway,
802:We have a responsibility to control our borders. Building a wall is not an answer, not here in America or any place. ~ Nancy Pelosi,
803:We want to create the purely organic building, boldly emanating its inner laws, free of untruths or ornamentation. ~ Walter Gropius,
804:Where they were going was a pigeon-shitted old bank building on an especially run-down stretch of the Bowery, ~ Garth Risk Hallberg,
805:A lifetime of building an empire can fall in a day because of the wrong successor to the empire. - STRONG by Kailin Gow ~ Kailin Gow,
806:Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name. It is the most effective form of defense spending there is. ~ Kofi Annan,
807:Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals. ~ Neil Gaiman,
808:For some people, life is the process of knocking through walls to get out. For others, it is the building of walls. ~ Simon Van Booy,
809:For we are all bound in stories, and as the years pile up they turn to stone, layer upon layer, building our lives. ~ Steven Erikson,
810:God is in the résumé-building business. He is always using past experiences to prepare us for future opportunities. ~ Mark Batterson,
811:If you're building a social product, you're still living in the last century if your product doesn't work on Facebook. ~ Max Levchin,
812:Nature is capable of building complex structures by processes of self-organization; simplicity begets complexity. ~ Victor J Stenger,
813:She imagines herself as the long-dead Descartes, staring into his fireplace and building a world in his own mind. ~ Scott Westerfeld,
814:The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building. ~ Benito Mussolini,
815:The place to begin building any relationship is inside ourselves, inside our circle of influence, our own character. ~ Stephen Covey,
816:They walked through the hallways of the stadium, Dowling taking him on a tour of every locker room in the building. ~ John Feinstein,
817:Contributor Shannon Mayer is the author of Rylee Adamson series. Every author has a different way of building their story ~ Anonymous,
818:I like the idea of building this wandering, epic narrative in a form that people don't expect epic narratives to appear. ~ Lucas Neff,
819:Managing your problems can only make you good, whereas building your opportunities is the only way to become great. ~ James C Collins,
820:Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth. ~ Harold MacMillan,
821:New York is very career-orientated and it's hard to take time off here, but that is great for building a business. ~ Georgina Chapman,
822:The nepotism there is the stuff of legend... It just seems to be a place where people get paid to sit in a building. ~ Graham Linehan,
823:Building habit-forming products is an iterative process and requires user behavior analysis and continuous experimentation. ~ Nir Eyal,
824:Building trust begins with an appreciation and understanding of trust, but it also requires practice and practices. ~ Robert C Solomon,
825:But feedback is not simply a thing the giver hands you and you receive. The two of you are building a puzzle—together. ~ Douglas Stone,
826:Destroying a religious symbol and building a religious center are really the same thing if you don't think about it. ~ Stephen Colbert,
827:Everything alive must die. Every building built to the sky will fall. Don't try to tell me my everlasting love is a lie. ~ Jeff Tweedy,
828:I don’t know how many of you have been to New York, but if a building is two blocks away from anything, you can’t see it. ~ Al Franken,
829:If we don't value the people who inspire us (and money is one mark of that) then what kind of culture are we building? ~ Sara Sheridan,
830:I think I'm a pretty creative person. I love building things. I love working on my house. Landscaping, stuff like that. ~ Chris Sharma,
831:I want us to find a house together. So it’s more than a building made of wood or stone or brick. So it’s a home. Our home. ~ Anonymous,
832:I wouldn't mind a bit seeing all civilization crumble like a mason's scaffolding before the building was finished-- ~ Gustave Flaubert,
833:Leadership is building a bridge that connects the vision with the purpose, in order to empower those who are around us. ~ David Walker,
834:Let us give practical recognition to the injustices of the past,by building a future based on equality&social justice ~ Nelson Mandela,
835:Plot and scene are still the hardest things for me, though I think they're the building blocks of what makes a story work. ~ Dan Chaon,
836:That is simply the most beautiful publishing office in the world, with that cranky old building in that wonderful park. ~ Jim Harrison,
837:The benefit to building a startup is that customers don't have the same kind of friction when they adopt new technology. ~ Aaron Levie,
838:The biggest cause of failure in software-intensive systems is not technical failure; it’s building the wrong thing. ~ Mary Poppendieck,
839:They had done nothing but wait, and had become poetical. How easy to the smallest building; how impossible to most men. ~ Thomas Hardy,
840:When I climb a building, I've been there already, and carefully planned how to start the climb as well as how to do it. ~ Alain Robert,
841:When the president during the campaign
said he was against nation building,
I didn't realize he meant our nation. ~ Al Franken,
842:As a journalist, you sort of grind away, taking rejections as they come, building on whatever advances you've achieved. ~ Robert Draper,
843:Building a portfolio around index funds isn’t really settling for the average. It’s just refusing to believe in magic. ~ Bethany McLean,
844:Don't wait till you are big before you begin building your brand. Build a brand from scratch alongside your business. ~ Richard Branson,
845:First, the constitution [of Ukraine] has to be reformed. Only then can confidence building and border security follow. ~ Vladimir Putin,
846:For 15 years I did two to three movies a year, sometimes four. I didn't get to spend time building my personal life. ~ Steve Guttenberg,
847:Frankly, I like new things. I feel like I made a contribution to building a more interactive world. And I'm proud of that. ~ Steve Case,
848:From the look of things, in five minutes every building facing the square would be locked up tighter than a Romulan clam. ~ Peter David,
849:God is building Himself in to us, making Himself part of us as the Word rules, dominates and sanctifies our spirit nature. ~ T B Joshua,
850:I didn't want to even stand next to any high rise building as long as I lived... I didn't even want to go over a bridge. ~ Stephen King,
851:I support building a soccer stadium in the District of Columbia, and I support investing public dollars to get it done. ~ Muriel Bowser,
852:Let's put it this way: One can be happy or unhappy in a building. But some buildings make us more depressed than others. ~ Rem Koolhaas,
853:Life is the art of finding or building a bridge with a great determination every time you come across a precipice! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
854:Mom said, “He didn’t want to sleep with you so he knocked you through a building? That’s rude. He could have just moved on. ~ T J Klune,
855:Nature does not complete things. She is chaotic. Man must finish, and he does so by making a garden and building a wall. ~ Robert Frost,
856:Nothing happens here in this building, in the House of Representatives, if there's no demand from outside the Capitol. ~ Luis Gutierrez,
857:Organisms dont think of CO2 as a poison. Plants and organisms that make shells, coral, think of it as a building block. ~ Janine Benyus,
858:Our goal in building products is to be able to run experiments that will help us learn how to build a sustainable business. ~ Eric Ries,
859:Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
860:Some people are worried about the future of comics and some people are busy building it. That latter group are my heroes. ~ Gail Simone,
861:They just can't wrap their head around the idea that someone might build something because they like building things. ~ Mark Zuckerberg,
862:We are all broken shards of glass, rejected building stones, being fitted into a temple we cannot fully even imagine. ~ Russell D Moore,
863:We can learn what we did not know. We are not only good at destroying the Old World, we are also good at building the new. ~ Mao Zedong,
864:A scholar is committed to building on knowledge that others have gathered, correcting it, confirming it, enlarging it. ~ Parker J Palmer,
865:Because so few people make an actual long term commitment to what they're building, the ones that do have a huge advantage. ~ Sam Altman,
866:Behind me, I can hear the accusations against Peeta building. The words traitor, liar, and enemy bounce off the walls. ~ Suzanne Collins,
867:Building a better life for every child is a lot harder than becoming a world champion. Both goals take dedication and commitment. ~ Yuna,
868:building again,” Eve continued. “Knows how to angle herself to keep her face off camera. We’re going to find somebody who saw ~ J D Robb,
869:If the building of a bridge does not enrich the awareness of those who work on it, then the bridge ought not to be built. ~ Frantz Fanon,
870:If you don't need it yourself, and you're building something that someone else needs, realize you're at a big disadvantage. ~ Sam Altman,
871:It was almost, with Mr. Waive, like the big words were his way of building a protective fence. Syllables to hide behind. ~ Blue Balliett,
872:master the tools of keeping healthy and building the platform of self-sufficiency that is necessary to choose yourself. ~ James Altucher,
873:So you want me to mate a cold blooded killer? There’s two chances of that, slim and none, and slim just left the building. ~ C L Scholey,
874:They’re building a party from outside to take over the party—they’re doing it by market segments—it’s like a business plan, ~ Jane Mayer,
875:They should be taking bonuses from bankers, not library books from schoolchildren. What kind of society are we building? ~ Sara Sheridan,
876:Too many of our children cannot read. Reading is the building block, and it must be the foundation for education reform. ~ George W Bush,
877:To put a finer point on it, the church building is based on the benighted idea that worship is removed from everyday life. ~ Frank Viola,
878:You build your career by building on your strengths, but you improve your character by trying to address your weaknesses. ~ David Brooks,
879:Zoey inhales, a shriek building in her lungs, but the person steps forward, letting the light wash over his smiling features. ~ Joe Hart,
880:brand building increasingly relies heavily on word-of-mouth recommendations spreading rapidly through our networked society. ~ W Chan Kim,
881:Building your own house is a primal urge, one of those universal genetic drives like the need to provide for your family. ~ Kevin McCloud,
882:If we are serious about providing upward mobility and building a skilled workforce, pre-school is the place to begin. ~ Madeleine M Kunin,
883:I think that the web and its various facets are incredibly useful in just building a fan base and getting your chops better. ~ Nick Kroll,
884:Like a spider, Albert became busy building a name for himself in the center of the intricate web of European physicists. ~ Marie Benedict,
885:Only by abolishing private property in land and building cheap and hygienic dwellings can the housing problem be solved. ~ Vladimir Lenin,
886:Part of building a new nation means building a spirit of tolerance, love and respect amongst the people of this country. ~ Nelson Mandela,
887:..she found herself stepping out of the car in front of the building that housed her worst nightmare and her wettest dream. ~ Gail McHugh,
888:Somebody tell me how many murders are on that list before I confiscate every hard drive in the building, furry or otherwise! ~ Ada Palmer,
889:So the place to begin building any relationship is inside ourselves, inside our Circle of Influence, our own character. ~ Stephen R Covey,
890:the Western form of ignoring real spiritual evils by building a technological heaven on earth. Both are doomed to failure, ~ Peter Kreeft,
891:This building, the tower that was supposed to be the centerpiece of your little Gotham Initiative? Now it'll be your tomb. ~ Scott Snyder,
892:We can hold to the iron rod even if others slip away and a few end up mocking us from "the great and spacious building." ~ Neal A Maxwell,
893:Building relationships is building business. Also, you sometimes need other people to kill all the motherfucking zombies. ~ Jesse Petersen,
894:church Jesus is building will defy all human attempts to replicate it because it is the fruit of a life well loved. It is ~ Wayne Jacobsen,
895:I am happy with my past, my present and my future. All three are miraculous building blocks of my beloved, wonderful life. ~ Robert Muller,
896:The building is a special place because of its architecture; But it's people who make it special by participating in it. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
897:The goal of a church is not to have a bigger building or budget but to see the word of God increase and disciples multiply ~ Kevin DeYoung,
898:This building was full of what it was missing. It was if the people who passed thorough had left a small indent in the air. ~ Susan Orlean,
899:Toby: All right. It couldn't have gone far, right?

Sam: No.

Toby: Somewhere in this building...is our talent. ~ Aaron Sorkin,
900:When you open the elevator on the top floor of a building and the other guy doesn't get out, something is seriously wrong. ~ Mitch Hedberg,
901:When you were building that all-important stairway to heaven, you couldn't just stand around with your hammer in your hand. ~ Stephen King,
902:A jump from the sixth floor is definitely more harmful than taking heroin, yet we don't forbid building sixth floors. ~ Janusz Korwin Mikke,
903:Building a computer out of any technology requires a large supply of only two kinds of elements: switches and connectors. ~ W Daniel Hillis,
904:Building a habit-forming product is an iterative process and requires user-behavior analysis and continuous experimentation. How ~ Nir Eyal,
905:Building a set is like building a place, but it's a temporary place, because sets usually get torn down. Kind of unfortunate. ~ David Lynch,
906:I came out the back of the building and I was hollering, 'I've sung on the Grand Ole Opry! I've sung on the Grand Ole Opry!' ~ Loretta Lynn,
907:I do think we need for a troop to be able to house his family. That's an important part of building morale in the military. ~ George W Bush,
908:If a nation reads what is good with a good understanding, it gets a good understanding for a good nation building! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
909:If we could just stop building up armies and things like that, we would have all the money we need for wildlife and poverty. ~ Jane Goodall,
910:Satellite images suggest North Korea is building a light-water reactor and working on uranium enrichment. This is troubling. ~ Yukiya Amano,
911:Sometimes I can't look you in the eye; you're like a building that's burned out inside, with the outer wall still standing. ~ Anne Michaels,
912:That’s what you should be worrying about. Idiots with all the money, plowing it into building a thing just because they can. ~ Warren Ellis,
913:The only warning he gave the cop as he winged the first two-hundred-pound crate out of the building was, “Brace yourself, Effie. ~ J R Ward,
914:The work of love is in building a shared story, and in letting the differences in perception rest easily aside one another. ~ Melissa Febos,
915:turning good into great takes energy, but the building of momentum adds more energy back into the pool than it takes out. ~ James C Collins,
916:Uber is a $3.5 billion lesson in building for how the world *should* work instead of optimizing for how the world *does* work ~ Aaron Levie,
917:We are one with God and He loves us. Now if that isn't a hazard to this country-How're we gonna keep building nuclear weapons? ~ Bill Hicks,
918:Without a mission statement, you may get to the top of the ladder and then realize it was leaning against the wrong building! ~ Dave Ramsey,
919:Without the leaders building the tribe, a culture of mediocrity will prevail. Without an inspired tribe, leaders are impotent. ~ Dave Logan,
920:Actually, I have a lot of hobbies, but I've kept up with model-building the longest. In particular, I love military models. ~ Akira Toriyama,
921:Another claims, "Every Christian is a church planter, every home is a church, and every church building is a
training center. ~ Neil Cole,
922:Architecture is bound to situation. And I feel like the site is a metaphysical link, a poetic link, to what a building can be. ~ Steven Holl,
923:Bro, it's dark. You can't go to a strange building with a mysterious address in the dark. Haven't you ever seen a horror movie? ~ John Green,
924:Congratulations to Barack Obama - great victory based on building fairer economy and optimism about what politics can achieve. ~ Ed Miliband,
925:For instance, our country wanted to effect a revolution, and did effect it, and now we are building a new classless society. ~ Joseph Stalin,
926:He even assembled coops for poultry, not unaware of the irony that he was a prisoner building a prison for lesser creatures. ~ Thomas Mullen,
927:His workplace has become a rat’s nest of empire building, turf defense, careerism, backstabbing, betrayal, and snitchcraft. ~ Thomas Pynchon,
928:I call this building an adaptive organization, one that automatically adjusts its process and performance to current conditions. ~ Eric Ries,
929:I'm taking the indie filmmaker's approach to building my career and that approach is developing a relationship with the fans. ~ Romany Malco,
930:One of the most important steps you can take in building a visionary company is not an action, but a shift in perspective. ~ James C Collins,
931:One piece at a time, you are building a legacy. A brand. A reputation. It’s worth a little sacrifice, a little sweat. Isn’t it? ~ Jeff Goins,
932:Socialist democracy is not a luxury but an absolute, essential necessity for overthrowing capitalism and building socialism. ~ Ernest Mandel,
933:The first and most important factor in building a successful business is that you have to love it.” @DarrenHardy #JoinTheRide ~ Darren Hardy,
934:They're building a party from outside to take over the party - they're doing it by market segments - it's like a business plan. ~ Jane Mayer,
935:We are not engaged in domestic politics, in church building or in social uplift work, but we are engaged in nation building. ~ Marcus Garvey,
936:...We should try to link our personal lives with the cause for which we struggle, with the cause of building communism. ~ Nadezhda Krupskaya,
937:books have been my greatest comfort, castle-building a never-failing delight, and scribbling a very profitable amusement. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
938:Building a good relationship with ourselves is essential for inner fulfilment, especially when we run into a large reality gap. ~ Russ Harris,
939:Clearly, if a building is not functionally and technically in order, then it isn't architecture either, it's just a building. ~ Arne Jacobsen,
940:Context is so important, not to mimic but to become part of the place. I wanted a building that acknowledges its surroundings. ~ David Adjaye,
941:Corrode, v.
I spent all this time building a relationship. Then one night I left the window open, and it started to rust. ~ David Levithan,
942:I am building a stairway to the stars. I have the authority to take the whole of mankind up there with me. That is why I write. ~ Bessie Head,
943:I would like to make a building as intellectually driven as it is sculptural and as positive as it would be acceptable to hope. ~ Frank Gehry,
944:Metaphorically speaking, a person's ideas must be the building he lives in - otherwise there is something terribly wrong. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
945:The system isn’t something you bring to the business. It’s something you derive from the process of building the business. ~ Michael E Gerber,
946:Usually, the energy in elevators is so awkward; I mean, I cant imagine the politics in the ones in the Conde Nast building. ~ Marco Brambilla,
947:Who built the seven gates of Thebes? In the books are listed the names of kings. Did the kings heave up the building blocks? ~ Bertolt Brecht,
948:You're not going to be able to make good decisions without building some relationship of trust between yourself and community. ~ Barack Obama,
949:You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage but He is building a palace. He intends to come & live in it Himself ~ C S Lewis,
950:Because some dipshit left his car double-parked with the engine running while he ran into a building to do some dipshit errand, ~ Lee Goldberg,
951:Building our lives on something besides God not only hurts us if we don’t get the desires of our hearts, but also if we do. ~ Timothy J Keller,
952:I hope (the United States) will change and they will now focus entirely on helping and building a stronger, better Afghanistan. ~ Hamid Karzai,
953:Mrs. May winced. She thought the word Jesus should be kept inside the church building like other words inside the bedroom. ~ Flannery O Connor,
954:Part of the transaction between writer and reader is the pleasure of building a community and encouraging people to play along. ~ John Hodgman,
955:Revenues should be increased not by increasing the tax rates on the individual but by building a bigger economy for everybody. ~ Ronald Reagan,
956:The CEO and VP of product, instead of building their business, are engaged in the drudgery of solving just one customer’s problem. ~ Eric Ries,
957:The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
958:Twenty years of romance makes a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage makes her something like a public building. ~ Oscar Wilde,
959:Well, I learned that kids are the building blocks of the human race.  If they're wrong, the next generation will be wrong too. ~ Lucinda Riley,
960:What is already woven cannot be undone. It will not make the trees grow again for you to bring the building down on our heads. ~ Robert Jordan,
961:Whether in industry or in politics, leaders should be building a new, more flexible order for the imperiled generations to come. To ~ Xenophon,
962:Work stops at sunset. Darkness falls over the building site. The sky is filled with stars. "There is the blueprint," they say. ~ Italo Calvino,
963:A building has at least two lives - the one imagined by its maker and the life it lives afterward - and they are never the same. ~ Rem Koolhaas,
964:A home is not a building or a street or a city or something so artificial as bricks and mortar. A home is where one's family is... ~ John Boyne,
965:As Jason Mogus has written, organizing is the act of building power; mobilizing is the act of spending the power you’ve built. ~ DeRay Mckesson,
966:Finally, when the footsteps were close enough, he turned fast, found himself pinned to the side of the brick building by Rex. Fuck. ~ S E Jakes,
967:I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! The answer is twelve? I think I'm in the wrong building. ~ Charles M Schulz,
968:It was the building from the drawing in my brain. And if you don’t think that’s a weird sentence, maybe you should reread it. ~ James Patterson,
969:Love and lust are wonderful, but trust is what will move you forward and give you the building blocks for a lasting foundation. ~ Sydney Landon,
970:[O]ne of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone. ~ Bell Hooks,
971:People are building communities of people who use video. They're sharing them. YouTube's traffic continues to grow very quickly. ~ Eric Schmidt,
972:Some days you miss them so much you’d jump off the roof of their office building just to catch a glimpse of them on the way down. ~ Faraaz Kazi,
973:the actual building was old and dilapidated and remained standing more out of habit than from any inherent structural integrity ~ Douglas Adams,
974:The central moral issue of science is that we do not have a science of peace and hardly know where to begin in building one. ~ Joshua Lederberg,
975:The sheep has caused more extensive environmental damage in this country than all the building that has ever taken place here. ~ George Monbiot,
976:The universities will ask for money back so they can put their name on the side of a building without fully educating athletes . ~ Eddie George,
977:When you build a beautiful building, people love it. And the most sustainable building in the world is the one that’s loved. ~ Cameron Sinclair,
978:Why couldn‟t they just give the human female a bag of money and then pee on the building so that everyone would know it was theirs? ~ Anonymous,
979:Writing is like building a bridge while you're on it. If you step forward you fall off and there's nothing in front of you. ~ Jason Schwartzman,
980:You can't build your dream by what you're going to do or planning to do or intend to do. You only build your dream by building it. ~ Jeff Olson,
981:You either need to accept the past as the building blocks that brought you right up to today, or you need to be a better liar. ~ Lisa McInerney,
982:Your assignment of confidence limits each of the evidences, which allows for building a cumulative case for God's existence. ~ Russell Stannard,
983:Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity - the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires. ~ Bill Gates,
984:Good lord. Building stone patios, chopping wood, and walking everywhere was a workout video he needed to put on the market. ASAP. ~ Mia Sheridan,
985:He had to give humans credit where it was due - they did seem to have a knack for building interesting places for cats to explore. ~ Jim Butcher,
986:Innovation is hard because solving problems people didn't know they had & building something no one needs look identical at first. ~ Aaron Levie,
987:I've always been sort of confused by the trajectory my life has taken. I was supposed to be on an assembly line building Buicks. ~ Michael Moore,
988:Modularize, don't customize. Build a platform as opposed to building all of the custom technology and custom vertical experiences. ~ Aaron Levie,
989:So what used to fit in a building now fits in your pocket, what fits in your pocket now will fit inside a blood cell in 25 years. ~ Ray Kurzweil,
990:There may be some changes in building codes, but I don't see any stylistic departure that you'll be able to attribute to Sept. 11. ~ Cesar Pelli,
991:Transparency is not the same as looking straight through a building: it's not just a physical idea, it's also an intellectual one. ~ Helmut Jahn,
992:Urban planners and politicians encounter less political opposition when building highways in marginalized, vulnerable communities. ~ Yves Engler,
993:We walk the same path, but got on different shoes Live in the same building, but we got different views.” —DRAKE, “RIGHT ABOVE IT ~ Ben Horowitz,
994:When you are building a company, you must believe there is an answer and you cannot pay attention to your odds of finding it. You ~ Ben Horowitz,
995:You’re either building your dreams, or helping someone else build theirs. I once heard the acronym JOB stands for Just Over Broke, ~ Peter Voogd,
996:A building is a human being's space and the background for his dignity and its exterior should reflect its contents and function ~ Gottfried Bohm,
997:Before they came here I could stand it, being alone in the building. But now it’s changed… You can’t go from people to nonpeople. ~ Philip K Dick,
998:Fazulr Khan, a Bengali Muslim, designed the Sears Tower in Chicago. It was the world's tallest building when it opened in 1973. ~ Firas Alkhateeb,
999:I have two homes in Malibu, a home in Canada that I'm building, and I just love pouring my heart out into this part of my life. ~ Pamela Anderson,
1000:IN THE LOBBY of her building, people fresh out of the wind were huffing and puffing like swimmers just crawled up on shore. She ~ Alice McDermott,
1001:I think that strength levels go hand in hand with building a great physique. You've got to lift heavy weight to get big - period. ~ Branch Warren,
1002:It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time. ~ David Allan Coe,
1003:It was safe and everything smelled good and tasted delicious, and those things are the fundamental building blocks of a great day. ~ Kevin Hearne,
1004:I've always had a talent for building businesses - and, importantly, for creating jobs. That's a talent America desperately needs. ~ Donald Trump,
1005:Labor is discovered to be the grand conqueror, enriching and building up nations more surely than the proudest battles. ~ William Ellery Channing,
1006:She'd absolutely adored the library an entire building where anyone could take things they didn't own and feel no remorse about it. ~ Ally Carter,
1007:She'd absolutely adored the library-an entire building where anyone could take things they didn't own and feel no remorse about it. ~ Ally Carter,
1008:She'd absolutely adored the library_an entire building where anyone could take things they didn't own and feel no remorse about it. ~ Ally Carter,
1009:The contest of world's tallest skyscraper is a childish thing.
Whereas with similar budget, they could construct flying building. ~ Toba Beta,
1010:We have wide-ranging joint projects in the nuclear energy sphere, logistics, machine building and trade as a whole [with China]. ~ Vladimir Putin,
1011:What if we found ourselves building something that nobody wanted? In that case what did it matter if we did it on time and on budget? ~ Eric Ries,
1012:When I can feel you breathing into me i, like a stone gargoyle atop some crumbling building, spring to life a resuscitated angel. ~ Saul Williams,
1013:Why couldn’t they just give the human female a bag of money and then pee on the building so that everyone would know it was theirs? ~ Anne Bishop,
1014:As we sat, huddled together in this rotting, rundown building, I knew I was surrounded by the most intense love I’d ever known. ~ Rachel Higginson,
1015:Children who are visual thinkers will often be good at drawing, other arts, and building things with building toys such as Legos. ~ Temple Grandin,
1016:Death is but an aspect of life, and the destruction of one material form is but a prelude to the building up of another. ~ William Walker Atkinson,
1017:emotional self-awareness is the building block of the next fundamental emotional intelligence: being able to shake off a bad mood ~ Daniel Goleman,
1018:I believe that love is better than hate. And that there is more nobility in building a chicken coop than in destroying a cathedral. ~ Bette Greene,
1019:I cannot bear that chirpy Bobby Kennedy, always building his beaver's nest with a few more facts. He needs to look into the abyss. ~ Norman Mailer,
1020:... I could feel a nostalgia for the evening already setting in, a longing for the existence of this night building before my eyes. ~ Deirdre Shaw,
1021:I loved being on stage. I was in elementary school when I started, so I couldn't say that it was about the building of characters. ~ Katie Cassidy,
1022:I'm really hoping just to keep building on what we're doing. You have to build your core business first which is really important. ~ Tamara Mellon,
1023:Judging is still one of the most hurtful, spiteful impulses we own, and our judgments keep us from building a stronger tribe . . . ~ Rachel Hollis,
1024:Just as amino acids can be called the building blocks of life, associations can be called the building blocks of thought.49 In ~ Robert B Cialdini,
1025:Most people spend their lives building financial houses of straws, which are susceptible to wind, fire, rain and big bad wolves. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
1026:Performing with anthrax in the building is not nearly as difficult as performing in a home where you might get stabbed at night. ~ Darrell Hammond,
1027:The company’s first office, after it moved out of his family garage, was in a small building it shared with a Sony sales office. ~ Walter Isaacson,
1028:The key to building powerful confidence is to decide specifically what you can be confident about right now, and build from there. ~ Stephen Guise,
1029:The key to building wealth is to preserve capital and wait patiently for the right opportunity to make the extraordinary gains. ~ Victor Sperandeo,
1030:As in music, when we hear the crescendo building, suddenly if the music stops, we begin to hear the silence as part of the music. ~ Ch gyam Trungpa,
1031:As in music, when we hear the crescendo building, suddenly if the music stops, we begin to hear the silence as part of the music. ~ Chogyam Trungpa,
1032:Building weapons that we don't need, don't work, and aren't necessary, and have no mission — that's not bad politics, that's robbery. ~ Paul Newman,
1033:Capacity building originally meant helping people to help themselves. Now it means required training to deliver imposed policies. ~ Andy Hargreaves,
1034:Emotional self-awareness is the building block of the next fundamental emotional intelligence: being able to shake off a bad mood. ~ Daniel Goleman,
1035:Europe has always represented a major strategic opportunity to achieve our goal of creating and building an enduring global brand. ~ Howard Schultz,
1036:Fame, that public destruction of one in process of becoming, into whose building-ground the mob breaks, displacing his stones. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
1037:I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away. ~ George Carlin,
1038:I wanted a solid family. I wanted to be part of building a good home. After that, I wanted to spend my energy making it stay good. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1039:One winter night, at his home, while he was stirring up the logs in his fireplace, he muttered, “Computers are irrelevant.” Building ~ Tracy Kidder,
1040:Remove his shirt,” a voice stated. No doubt building’s physician. Highly authoritative tone; Mr. Tagomi smiled. Tone is everything. ~ Philip K Dick,
1041:Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they're short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there. ~ Sergio Aragones,
1042:The only time I've ever taken out a loan is for the building work I had done at our house and I did that by extending the mortgage. ~ Andrea McLean,
1043:the right recipe for building an effective group is making people feel like they are part of it and that they can stand out in it. ~ Jeremy Heimans,
1044:Think of the Nets infrastructure as a source of natural building resources. Linux is not growing on the trees - it is the trees. ~ David Doc Searls,
1045:Trying to build my dreams with what I have now, it's like building a forty-five story house with thirty-four bricks. (DoubleDuce.) ~ Aaron Cometbus,
1046:War would soon erode the facade of their building as though it had accelerated time itself, a day's toll outpacing that of a decade. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
1047:Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1048:A criminal investigation is like a construction site. Everything has to be done in the proper order or the building won’t hold up. ~ Henning Mankell,
1049:Are you familiar with 9/11? Building 7? You know what was in there? All the Enron stuff. I guess that building went down on its own. ~ Jesse Ventura,
1050:Building the steps would have been such a simple thing. He could have done it. He should have done it. The not-doing spoke volumes. ~ Charles M Blow,
1051:Feeling good, the workout, building your muscles, let your blood flow right and eating the right type of food. That's what I care about. ~ DJ Khaled,
1052:I don't think I could ever go to Auschwitz, because when we took that tour of MGM, I nearly collapsed outside the Thalberg building. ~ Charles Busch,
1053:I said, “What is this place?” “Old date farm. This building here is where they used to box up the shit and load it onto trucks.” Rows ~ Robert Crais,
1054:I think the Internet has real potential for building community. People all around the world talking to each other can't be a bad thing. ~ Greg Brown,
1055:It is vain to trust in wrong; it is like erecting a building upon a frail foundation, and which will directly be sure to topple over. ~ Hosea Ballou,
1056:Steam rose from the river, from the building rooftops, from the mud, from the trees surrounding the town—antediluvian jungle. I ~ Richard Paul Russo,
1057:The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people, but if we tried to shut up the insane we should run out of building materials. ~ Mark Twain,
1058:They say atomic rad-i-ation can hurt your reproductive organs. My answer is, so can a hockey stick. But we don't stop building them. ~ Johnny Carson,
1059:This is Lily Lamprey. You seem to be under the impression that she’s an inanimate object brought into the building for your amusement. ~ Lucy Parker,
1060:To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that. ~ Martha Graham,
1061:Truth telling is the first building block of character -- a quality that seems to be getting rarer and rarer in all-forgiving America. ~ Mona Charen,
1062:We are intent on building a movement. The next step is grassroots town meetings. We must keep alive the dialogue around the covenants. ~ Cornel West,
1063:We're dealing with music that is being played by traditional instruments in a specifically built building called a concert hall. ~ Esa Pekka Salonen,
1064:When guys in black Cadillacs drive you to some random building and lock you in what amounts to a cell, you know that shit just got real. ~ Nick Lake,
1065:When you recognize and reflect on even one good thing about yourself, you are building a bridge to a place of kindness and caring. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
1066:You know what this country is?” she said. “This country is a man trying to describe a burning building without using the word fire. ~ Victor LaValle,
1067:A building has integrity, just as a man and just as seldom! It must be true to its own idea, have its own form, and serve its own purpose! ~ Ayn Rand,
1068:All great cathedrals began their building by the placement of a single stone. The building unit of a great society is the individual. ~ L Ron Hubbard,
1069:At the time we are focusing our efforts primarily on building shelters for refugees. Homelessness in Afghanistan is a huge problem. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
1070:Building a little bonfire at night on the beach and lying on a blanket with my wife under the stars is not only sexy, it's romantic. ~ Benjamin Bratt,
1071:do you think flowers will grow here when you and i are off building something new with someone else - the construction site of our future ~ Rupi Kaur,
1072:Memories can kill, Yvette. The past can reach right up and grab you and drag you to a place you shouldn’t be. Like a burning building. ~ Louise Penny,
1073:one brand, one name. Determining your brand and building an author platform take a lot of work, so it’s best not to recreate the wheel. ~ Emlyn Chand,
1074:Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual's cash flow and wealth. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
1075:The change doesn't come from Washington ever. Change comes from below. It comes from the pressure building amongst the American people. ~ Rick Rowley,
1076:The classical city promoted play with careful solicitude, building the theater and stadium as it built the market place and the temple. ~ Jane Addams,
1077:The first principle of economic symmetry: building the economic power to consume simultaneously with the industrial power to produce. ~ Louis O Kelso,
1078:and above the building like a backdrop is a moonless sky, which earlier, in the afternoon, was hung with clouds but tonight isn’t. ~ Bret Easton Ellis,
1079:And the Golden Globe for acting cool while really wanting to run screaming from the building goes to... the corpse of Bea Alexander. ~ Jennifer Harlow,
1080:A pretty building I'm making, without either bricks or timber. I'm up i' the garret a'ready, and haven't so much as dug the foundation. ~ George Eliot,
1081:[Dea07] J. Dean, “Software Engineering Advice from Building Large-Scale Distributed Systems”, Stanford CS297 class lecture, Spring 2007. ~ Betsy Beyer,
1082:He's the kind of Finch who would stand on a building and think about jumping just because nothing scares him. He is seriously badass. ~ Jennifer Niven,
1083:Humans had spent thousands of years climbing out of caves and building technology so they could reach the moon and live in caves again. ~ John G Hemry,
1084:In real life humans didn’t slay giants, because it was impossible. It would be like killing an apartment building with your bare hands. ~ Lev Grossman,
1085:I've been building a fiction in part around the Marfa poem since my brief residency there, which has kept it from receding into the past. ~ Ben Lerner,
1086:Now you'll get to see how I can really run a building, darlin. Not even a cracked knee to hold me back, yeah? What a nice birthday present. ~ Marie Lu,
1087:When building a team, I always search first for people who love to win. If I can't find any of those, I look for people who hate to lose. ~ Ross Perot,
1088:Why couldn’t they just give the human female a bag of money and then pee on the building so that everyone would know it was theirs? This ~ Anne Bishop,
1089:You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1090:You can‘t go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it‘s just a cage. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1091:You can’t go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it’s just a cage. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1092:You’re quite the specimen. Built like a sturdy building.

Are all your Low Born females like you?”

“You’ve begun to annoy me. ~ G A Aiken,
1093:All you really need to do is focus on building quality relationships instead of trying to be a social butterfly at every social gathering.  ~ S J Scott,
1094:from the beginning—building a routine is all about persistence and consistency. Don’t wait for inspiration; create a framework for it. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
1095:I am not interested in constructing a building, so much as in having a perspicuous view of the foundations of possible buildings. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
1096:In a science fiction movie, the first act is a little longer than it is in most movies because there is so much world building to do. ~ Joseph Kosinski,
1097:Never worry about the delay of your success compared to others, because construction of a palace takes more time than an ordinary building. ~ Anonymous,
1098:Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual's cash flow and wealth. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
1099:Stephen Covey says, “Before you begin scrambling up the ladder of success, make sure that it is leaning against the right building.” Step ~ Brian Tracy,
1100:The art of marketing is largely the art of brand building. When something is not a brand, it will be probably be viewed as a commodity. ~ Philip Kotler,
1101:The Spaniard does not give his mind and soul to the woman! The Spaniard is the man who associates with man only in the building of a world. ~ Ana s Nin,
1102:A building should appear to grow easily from its site and be shaped to harmonize with its surroundings if Nature is manifest there. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
1103:As the company grows and about this 25 or so employee size, your main job shifts from building a great product to building a great company. ~ Sam Altman,
1104:Creating a strong business and building a better world are not conflicting goals - they are both essential ingredients for long-term success ~ Bill Ford,
1105:It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1106:On January 24, 1998, a century-old tenement building still in use and located at 172 Stanton Street was demolished by the City of New York ~ Gwen Cooper,
1107:Setting ... is accident. Either a building is part of a place, or it is not. Once that kinship is there, time will only make it stronger. ~ Willa Cather,
1108:The tall modern office building is the machine pure and simple...the engine, the motor and the battleship the works of the century. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
1109:they use emotional moments as opportunities for teaching their kids important life lessons and building closer relationships with them. ~ John M Gottman,
1110:We can't make people better by trying to eliminate their weaknesses, but we can help then perform better by building on their strengths. ~ Peter Drucker,
1111:Whatever you build, youre building for the family - not with an eye toward getting away, but with an eye toward adding to the family pie. ~ J B Pritzker,
1112:You can shoot a film in New York without seeing the Empire State Building. Or Starbucks...although the latter is much less realistic. ~ Kenneth Lonergan,
1113:And the answer is
not every building that shakes
will collapse.

The answer is
not everything that chips
will crumble. ~ Rudy Francisco,
1114:Far from being accidental details, the properties of nature's basic building blocks are deeply entwined with the fabric of space and time. ~ Brian Greene,
1115:I'm building a glass pyramid over the Egyptian escalator where my body will be mummified, so my customers can come and see me forever. ~ Mohamed Al Fayed,
1116:I remembered what she'd told me in New York, about building something permanent, and I thought - just maybe - we were off to a good start. ~ Rick Riordan,
1117:It was a novelty to see a guy actually wearing a shirt in this building. Pecs aplenty. It would be a good slogan for the theatre’s website. ~ Lucy Parker,
1118:I want my sister. I want to hurl a building at God. I take a breath and exhale with enough force to blow orange paint right off the walls. ~ Jandy Nelson,
1119:Keep building and supporting new tools, technologies, and platforms to empower independence, interoperability, and web property ownership. ~ Marco Arment,
1120:love isn’t the flourishes and fancy ironwork that decorate a facade, it’s the foundation of a building. It’s what forever is built on. ~ Bette Lee Crosby,
1121:My partner had made perhaps ten strokes before the sap rose within him and he fell upon my back, smothering me like a collapsing building. ~ Stewart Home,
1122:No you don’t,” he tells me. He walks into the building lobby with me under his arm like a rolled-up newspaper. He even checks his mailbox. ~ Sally Thorne,
1123:Once upon a time there was a musician who slew his four cats, stuffed them in a garbage can, left the building, and went to visit friends. ~ G nter Grass,
1124:There are some who go through life with a shadow hanging over them, particularly if they live in a building which has long wide awnings. ~ Daniel Handler,
1125:The Wendy’s was a low square building with the look of having been slapped together from a kit in an architecturally careless era, ~ Emily St John Mandel,
1126:We are involved in a constitution-building process of historic importance. The Convention should mark a new stage in European integration. ~ Romano Prodi,
1127:A big part of the story is American imperialism, and the flip side of that is the building up of the national security state here at home. ~ Peter Kuznick,
1128:A community is a small group working together. Community scales by adding groups, and building connections between them, not enlarging them. ~ Robert Reed,
1129:A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel. ~ Pope Francis,
1130:At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture. ~ Martin Puryear,
1131:Biblical community, then, incorporates this idea of an active partnership in the promotion of the gospel and the building up of believers. ~ Jerry Bridges,
1132:He must trust, and he must have faith. And so he builds, because what is building, and rebuilding and rebuilding again, but an act of faith? ~ Dave Eggers,
1133:He was a professor, a lover of stories, and he was building her a library in the same way other men might build their daughters houses. ~ Jennifer E Smith,
1134:I do not believe that ever any building was truly great, unless it had mighty masses, vigorous and deep, of shadow mingled with its surface. ~ John Ruskin,
1135:I have seen people wanting to devote their time & energy to nation building. All they need is an opportunity. 'MyGov' is that opportunity! ~ Narendra Modi,
1136:I just have never seen anyone build anything significant in any field without having a deep and detailed sense of what they are building on. ~ Pat Metheny,
1137:I longed to be a flame of fire continually glowing in the divine service and building up of Christ's kingdom to my last and dying breath. ~ David Brainerd,
1138:I love going back to vinyl! I still have a great vinyl collection that I'm building up every couple of months. It's something I love to do. ~ Brendon Urie,
1139:It is a building designed by committee: all they have been able to agree on is that it should be rectangular, have windows, and not fall over. ~ Max Barry,
1140:Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. ~ John F Kennedy,
1141:Sitting in the shadows, with a killer, in an empty building, gazing at the corpse of another killer. When had her life grown so strange? ~ Lindsay Buroker,
1142:smoke came out of the cliff, and that was all. No change appeared on the face of the rock. They were building a railway. The cliff was not ~ Joseph Conrad,
1143:tearing a world down was a simple affair; the gravity of human nature tugged willingly. It was the building up afterward that proved complex. ~ Hugh Howey,
1144:Vishram is a building like the people living in it, middle class to its core. Improvement or failure, it is incapable of either extremity. ~ Aravind Adiga,
1145:You be really careful.” – Sundown “Always. You have to be careful when you fly, or you end up smeared on the side of a building.” – Ren ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1146:Building a baseball team is like building a house. You look for the best architects, the best builders - and then you let them do their jobs. ~ Pat Gillick,
1147:Building a trusting relationship with students is easier when you expect them to do the right thing instead of assuming that they are not. ~ Donalyn Miller,
1148:He was afraid that his body would come loose, all his bones spilling out like a building collapsing, like a picket fence clattering apart. ~ Robert Cormier,
1149:How was your day?" Morelli asked me. "Oh, you know, the usual. Stole a truck. Blew up a building, and brought seven monkeys home with me. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1150:I didn’t offer any explanation or even an apology that her morning was fucked up. It was my name on the top of that building. Shit happens. ~ Aleatha Romig,
1151:If I want to do action, you don't really get to do it. They don't let you, there's too much on the line to let you jump out of a building. ~ Channing Tatum,
1152:I think it is fair to say that the end goal might be a demand yet your focus when building brands should rarely focus on this objective. ~ Martin Lindstrom,
1153:MRS. ANTROBUS: What, George? What have you lost? ANTROBUS: The most important thing of all: The desire to begin again, to start building. ~ Thornton Wilder,
1154:No one should expect building a new high-growth, software-powered company in an established industry to be easy. It's brutally difficult. ~ Marc Andreessen,
1155:People become house builders through building houses, harp players through playing the harp. We grow to be just by doing things which are just. ~ Aristotle,
1156:President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home. ~ Christine Pelosi,
1157:Recreational development is a job not of building roads into lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind. ~ Aldo Leopold,
1158:Regardless of whether I believe or not, whether I am a Christian or not, I would play my part in the collective building of the cathedral. ~ Ingmar Bergman,
1159:Think about where you grew up as a kid, your apartment building or your neighborhood. Could you imagine being married to one of those clowns? ~ Aziz Ansari,
1160:We get disillusioned and make the worst mistake you can make with a calling: we save all our energy for the leap instead of building a bridge. ~ Jeff Goins,
1161:And I thought, you know, a little gender confusion makes a better person. A little adversity in life at an early age. It's character building. ~ Lesley Gore,
1162:But all over Ohio - all over America - men and women are going back to work with the pride of building something stamped 'Made in America.' ~ Ted Strickland,
1163:Elizabeth told the gathered employees that she was building a religion. If there were any among them who didn’t believe, they should leave. ~ John Carreyrou,
1164:Everything that you do is a challenge. And acting is just building up your concentration and being able to listen and to do the ridiculous. ~ Clint Eastwood,
1165:I'd rather be somewhere building a house, if I knew how. The whole idea of being a professional artist is like a demeaning kind of thing. ~ Willis Earl Beal,
1166:If I went home, I was a loser. If I went inside, I was a criminal. So basically, I had no choice. The inside of the building smelled musty, ~ Heather Brewer,
1167:I love building the products, seeing people use the products but you know along with success comes the need for a dialogue with the government. ~ Bill Gates,
1168:In the 7th verse, 1st Kings, chapter 6, it is written: "there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.",
1169:Investing now in safe-guarding people by helping them to adapt to climate change, will help save money and lives while building resilience. ~ Michael Franti,
1170:Let's keep refusing to accept the world as it is and insisting on building the world we dream of. Don't let the haters have the last word. ~ Shane Claiborne,
1171:Lunch should consist of at least 1/3 relationship building talk. If you don't have time for business talk, it was a very successful lunch. ~ Jeffrey Gitomer,
1172:Running into a burning building probably wasn't the smartest move Kenton Lake had ever made. Then again, sadly, it wasn't his dumbest either. ~ Cynthia Eden,
1173:Spirituality is not just about having a flash of insight or epiphany; it is about building a foundation that will change you inside and out. ~ T Thorn Coyle,
1174:The bridges were quite popular as building sites,because they had a very convenient sewage system and, of course, a source of fresh water. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1175:The control is shifting because of the democratisation of the internet. My industry is very good at building walls to stop people getting in. ~ Kevin Spacey,
1176:The instant Isabella Cortez left the safety of the FBI building, goose bumps skittered across her skin and her senses went on high alert. ~ Elizabeth Heiter,
1177:There's no such thing as the United Nations. If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference. ~ John Bolton,
1178:They knew a good building would praise God better than a bad one, even if the bad one were covered all over with official symbols of praise. ~ Thomas Merton,
1179:To be a queen-that would not sweeten the bitter water against which I had been building the dam in my soul. It might strengthen the dam, though. ~ C S Lewis,
1180:Writing a book, just like building a library, is an act of sheer defiance. It is a declaration that you believe in the persistence of memory. ~ Susan Orlean,
1181:You can't build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you're going to have a strong superstructure. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
1182:About 40 percent of my time is spent on social issues and building new organizations, more for the benefit of the climate or health issues. ~ Richard Branson,
1183:a clear description of users — their desires, emotions, the context with which they use the product — is paramount to building the right solution. ~ Nir Eyal,
1184:A destructive, zero-sum form of competition has been set in motion that confuses the acquisition of customers with the building of profitability. ~ Anonymous,
1185:Building a cohesive leadership team is the first critical step that an organization must take if it is to have the best chance at success. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
1186:Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods - these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving them raw materials for building body fat. ~ Neal Barnard,
1187:Fun fact: The United Nations building in New York City is the only place in all of North America where smoking is still permitted indoors. ~ Douglas Coupland,
1188:I don't feel 'vibes' when I enter a building - don't feel the previous owners looking down on me. But I do know when a place feels friendly. ~ Penelope Keith,
1189:I mean, public libraries like this one were always short of money, so building even the tiniest of labyrinths had to be beyond their means. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1190:I'm particularly happy that the Ronald Reagan Building is both public and private, and embraces his lifelong belief... in free and open trade. ~ Nancy Reagan,
1191:I smile as I leave them, wondering what building my dad would try to save with his writing.Probably a baseball stadium. Or a Burger King. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
1192:It comes down to building your own world out here on the road. It's who you surround yourself with. My band and crew are really positive guys. ~ Brad Paisley,
1193:I want my sister. I want to hurl a building at God. I take a breath and exhale with enough force to blow the orange paint right off the walls. ~ Jandy Nelson,
1194:We focus on building innovation and inventing technology futures and we figure that it will take care of the rest. So far, it's done wonders. ~ Philippe Kahn,
1195:When I first went to New York I was right out of high school, I was 17 years old, and I had never seen a building over two stories high. ~ Florence Henderson,
1196:You need a plan for everything, whether it's building a cathedral or a chicken coop. Without a plan, you'll postpone living until you're dead. ~ John Goddard,
1197:You need to be in the position where it is the cost of the fuel that actually matters and not the cost of building the rocket in the first place. ~ Elon Musk,
1198:Anyone who puts a small gloss on a fundamental technology, calls it proprietary, and then tries to keep others from building on it, is a thief. ~ Tim O Reilly,
1199:corrode, v.

I spent all this time building a relationship. Then one night I left the window open and it started to rust. ~ David Levithan,
1200:Be suspicious of any work that is not building product or getting customers. It's easy to get sucked into an infrastructure rewrite death spiral. ~ Sam Altman,
1201:If you get a chance to be in a film, that's great. One of my goals is to make a record as good as Don Henley's album, Building the Perfect Beast. ~ Glenn Frey,
1202:in your arrogance you presume that i want your skinny language. that my mouth is building a room for it in the back of my throat. it is not. ~ Nayyirah Waheed,
1203:Making a game is like constructing a building during an earthquake or trying to run a train as someone else is laying down track as you go... ~ Jason Schreier,
1204:Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives. ~ Edwin Louis Cole,
1205:Product procedure...must securely protect the crown jewels, but, equally important, it must eschew building high fences around the garbage cans. ~ Fred Brooks,
1206:The essential functions of the mind consist in understanding and in inventing, in other words, in building up structures by structuring reality. ~ Jean Piaget,
1207:the rifle found on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository building was a 6.5-caliber Mannlicher-Carcano with the serial number C2766 ~ Jim Bishop,
1208:What I try to do is the art of building, and the art of building is the art of construction; it is not only about forms and shapes and images. ~ Peter Zumthor,
1209:When I can feel you breathing into me i, like a stone gargoyle
atop some crumbling building,
spring to life
a resuscitated
angel. ~ Saul Williams,
1210:You be really careful.” – Sundown
“Always. You have to be careful when you fly, or you end up smeared on the side of a building.” – Ren ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1211:A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable. ~ Louis Kahn,
1212:A whole building set aside for stuff you couldn’t use, couldn’t fix, and wouldn’t get rid of. Now that was the mark of people who had it good. ~ Becky Chambers,
1213:Because I had hankered to go back to America, my husband-to-be agreed that we could go there for a year, while the building work was being done. ~ Edna O Brien,
1214:Both the forces of good and evil will keep the universe alive for us, until we awake from our dreams and give up this building of mud pies. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1215:Britain should be the world's number one center for genetic and stem cell research, building on our world leading regulatory regime in the area. ~ Gordon Brown,
1216:But I see now that our future lies not in building beautiful havens from the ugliness in society, but in building a different kind of society. He ~ J P Delaney,
1217:But that’s the way prophecies work. You try to avoid the trap, and in doing so you end up building the trap yourself and stepping right into it. ~ Rick Riordan,
1218:Every house we have lived in, every building to which our hands have lent their work, belongs to us by virtue of love or of regret. ~ Barbara Grizzuti Harrison,
1219:Ideas are cheap. It is building them into profitable companies that is hard. Ideas are like insects. Many are born but few live to maturity. ~ William Hertling,
1220:If the experience of leadership is like being at the edge of an unfamiliar chasm, the act of leadership is building a bridge across that chasm. ~ Kevin Cashman,
1221:I think of writing as a sculptural medium. You are not building things. You are removing things, chipping away at language to reveal a living form. ~ Will Self,
1222:I work with wood a lot. I like building. I think of building. I would love to buy land on some water somewhere and build a house. That'd be nice. ~ Ethan Canin,
1223:Loving ourselves calls us to give up the illusion that we can control everything and focuses us on building our inner resource of resilience. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
1224:May you fall from the top of the Chrysler Building and may people lean out their windows and hit you on the head with a baseball bat as you go by. ~ Wendy Mass,
1225:No one has any idea what's going to happen. Not even Elon Musk. That's why he's building those rockets. He wants a 'Plan B' on another world. ~ Stephen Colbert,
1226:Somehow I can live in that awful building‟s shadows,” she said, “but I don‟t think I have the strength left to ever set foot in there again. ~ Barry Brennessel,
1227:sometimes it’s not about trying to fix something that’s broken. Sometimes it’s about starting again and building something new. Something better ~ Leisa Rayven,
1228:Sound comes to us over time. You don’t get a snapshot of sound. Therefore, what you notice with sound, the essential building block, is change. ~ Gary Rydstrom,
1229:The city was dark except for the building lights that seemed to appear like sores - like bandaids had been ripped off to expose the city's skin. ~ Markus Zusak,
1230:There’s that old saying: Fast, cheap, and good, you get to pick two. The two you just picked are fast and good. Cheap has just left the building. ~ John Scalzi,
1231:We should have stayed on the moon. We should have made moon the base, instead of building space stations, which are fragile and which fly apart. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1232:You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. —Chinese proverb ~ James N Powell,
1233:Your demons may have been ejected from the building, but they’re out in the parking lot, doing push-ups.”) At home, the situation was even better: ~ Dan Harris,
1234:Congress passes bills that appropriate money. Congress says, 'We're building this bridge or funding that defense project, and they cost this much.' ~ Jay Carney,
1235:Democracy and markets are both fundamental building blocks for a decent society. But they clash at a fundamental level. We need to balance them. ~ Ha Joon Chang,
1236:Democracy is not a tearing down; it is a building up. It does not denial of the divine right of kings; it asserts the divine right of all men. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
1237:Discovering your calling is not an epiphany but a series of intentional decisions. It looks less like a giant leap and more like building a bridge. ~ Jeff Goins,
1238:End of a prison term for South African death-squad leader Reuters Mr. de Kock, shown in 1999, was to be freed ‘‘in the interests of nation-building. ~ Anonymous,
1239:How lavish is Nature building, pulling down, creating, destroying, chasing every material particle from form to form, ever changing, ever beautiful. ~ John Muir,
1240:If I had to do it all over again, rather than build an old style type of business, I would have started building a network marketing business. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
1241:It's such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration. Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me. ~ Cecilia Bartoli,
1242:I’ve been able to block things out for so long. Ignore emotions. Ignore everything, but you? You tear down walls I didn’t even know I was building. ~ K Bromberg,
1243:I was always determined to make it as a footballer, but if things hadn't worked out, I'd have maybe followed my dad into the building industry. ~ Steven Gerrard,
1244:I was building my work, and it took me a long time. For a good five or six years I was just kind of bobbing around, doing everything and anything. ~ Guido Palau,
1245:Keep doing the right. God is building character in you, and you are passing that test. Remember, the greater the struggle, the greater the reward. ~ Joel Osteen,
1246:p hIllIp racked hIs braIn, wondering where the hell logic, caution and good sense had gone. Because, like Elvis, they had clearly left the building. ~ Anonymous,
1247:See how the Ganga flows by and what a nice building! I like this place. This is the ideal kind of place for a Math. (in Belur, West Bengal). ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1248:Sometimes it's not about trying to fix something that's broken. Sometimes it's about starting again and building something new. Something better. ~ Leisa Rayven,
1249:sometimes it’s not about trying to fix something that’s broken. Sometimes it’s about starting again and building something new. Something better. ~ Leisa Rayven,
1250:The American way of war is to build an army, then another, then a third, while building fleets. If the war is still on at that point we smash. ~ Jerry Pournelle,
1251:The female brain is predominantly hard-wired for empathy. The male brain is predominantly hard-wired for understanding and building systems. ~ Simon Baron Cohen,
1252:The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend. ~ George W Bush,
1253:the rest of the clan, building a mansion at 1 West Fifty-Seventh Street that would become the largest private home in the history of Manhattan. ~ Denise Kiernan,
1254:The stars which shone over Babylon and the stable in Bethlehem still shine as brightly over the Empire State Building and your front yard today. ~ Linda Goodman,
1255:We were building a new state on virgin ground; it’s people believed it should encourage only the best elements to come to us, and discourage others. ~ Anonymous,
1256:When you're building a business or joining a company you have to be transparent, you can't have two sets of information for two sets of people. ~ Howard Schultz,
1257:You cut a hole in the building and people can look inside and see the way other people really lived.. it's making space without building it ~ Gordon Matta Clark,
1258:You must lance an ulcer to heal it. You must tear down parts of an old building to restore it, and so it is with a sensual life that has no spirit in it. ~ Rumi,
1259:Doing history means building bridges between the past and the present, observing both banks of the river, taking an active part on both sides. ~ Bernhard Schlink,
1260:Humanizing technology is about taking what's already natural about the human-tech experience and building technology seamlessly in tandem with it. ~ Ariel Garten,
1261:I know that atmosphere of the Parisian apartment building, with the twin menaces of the concierge on the ground floor and the landlord upstairs. ~ Roman Polanski,
1262:In Gower Street they were sweeping up glass, and a building smoked into the new day like a candle which some late reveler had forgotten to snuff. ~ Graham Greene,
1263:In the old world, you devoted 30% of your time to building a great service and 70% of your time to shouting about it. In the new world, that inverts ~ Jeff Bezos,
1264:Sometimes I use my jokes as building blocks for larger bits. I like to draw and play music, so sometimes I do those things along with the jokes. ~ Demetri Martin,
1265:The game seemed to be speeding up, building on itself. Right around the deaths of Tess and Selena, I’d met the Sun.
Were we spinning to an end? ~ Kresley Cole,
1266:...you could just tell that if Rosie couldn't romance her way to the top of the Empire State Building, she was prepared to climb it like King Kong. ~ Amor Towles,
1267:A parenting program should focus on parent's attitudes to themselves, their children, and the relationships they are building with their children. ~ Timothy Carey,
1268:Feedback is an engineering principle," Adam's email to me ended. 'And all engineering is devoted to trying to keep the thing you are building stable. ~ Jon Ronson,
1269:Foaly: Anyone see you come in here? Holly: The FBI, CIA, NSA, DEA, MI6. Oh, and the EIB. Foaly: The EIB? Holly: (smirking) Everyone in the building. ~ Eoin Colfer,
1270:I don't think of myself as offbeat and weird. As a kid, I saw myself as the type of guy who would run into a burning building to save the baby. ~ Christian Slater,
1271:If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever. ~ Kofi Annan,
1272:I had a lot of coaches growing up that were very hard on the kids in the name of building character, but it could have the opposite effect on kids. ~ Steve Carell,
1273:I love cycling, but if I could find a way of building something above the streets for cyclists, that would be amazing. We need even more space. ~ Michelle Dockery,
1274:I love your arms,’ she sang, as James carried her the long way around the outside of the main building. ‘Big manly arms, carrying little Kerry. ~ Robert Muchamore,
1275:In the old world, you devoted 30% of your time to building a great service and 70% of your time to shouting about it. In the new world, that inverts. ~ Jeff Bezos,
1276:In the word 'technology,' however, the suffix, 'logy' modifies the stem 'techno' so as to make it an abstract word meaning "the logic of building. ~ David Keirsey,
1277:I think my best skill as an architect is the achievement of hand-to-eye coordination. I am able to transfer a sketch into a model into the building. ~ Frank Gehry,
1278:It is the rare architect who does not hope in his heart to design a great building and for whom the quest is not a quiet, consuming passion. ~ Ada Louise Huxtable,
1279:Political rhetoric alone does not build a nation unless it is backed by the power of sacrifice, toil and virtue. That is true nation-building. ~ A P J Abdul Kalam,
1280:Proper use of relationship triggers requires building an engaged user base that is enthusiastic about sharing the benefits of the product with others.  ~ Nir Eyal,
1281:The building was no warmer than the street outside, and it smelled like something died in there from smelling something else that died in there. ~ Neal Shusterman,
1282:The early years he had spent building Nansei were like a hurricane in his memory, a huge, overbearing wind into which every loose thing was sucked. ~ Ann Patchett,
1283:The prison was very important - as everywhere on earth. Everywhere the building of a prison is the first step in the organization of a civilized state. ~ B Traven,
1284:There is a man coming out of a building about fifty feet ahead of us. This wouldn’t be odd at all if it weren’t for the fact that I know this man. I ~ Carol Mason,
1285:The staircase was deserted—the higher up the building the more reluctant were the residents to use the stairs, as if this in some way demeaned them. ~ J G Ballard,
1286:Under our regional cooperation projects, we are building roads and bridges. The scope of regional cooperation [with China] is constantly growing. ~ Vladimir Putin,
1287:War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers. ~ Helen and Scott Nearing,
1288:As we penetrate into matter, we find that it is made of particles, but these are not the ‘basic building blocks’ in the sense of Democritus and Newton. ~ Anonymous,
1289:Boori Ma’s mouth is full of ashes. But that is nothing new. What is new is the face of this building. What a building like this needs is a real durwan. ~ Anonymous,
1290:I'd like to be proven wrong firstly on the difficulty of building a self-sustaining closed circuit ecosystem in space that can support human life. ~ Charles Stross,
1291:If we don't stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, we're going to have a serious problem coming down the road. ~ George W Bush,
1292:I've gotten my personal life all the way intact and made sure that it's straight. Without that, you have no foundation. Your building is going to crumble. ~ Dr Dre,
1293:Let the professionals like doctors & engineers teach in schools once a week. Let's make teaching a national movement necessary for Nation building. ~ Narendra Modi,
1294:One consequence of this is that people are expected to make it on their own by chasing clicks or building a brand. What a diminished vision that is. ~ Astra Taylor,
1295:Speaker [Paul] Ryan made clear that the Republican congress agrees with [Donald Trump], and [building a wall] that`s something that should be done. ~ Mark Halperin,
1296:The real issue is not corruption – that is only a symptom. What we need to work on is building democracy, in the real and honest sense of the term. ~ Rashmi Bansal,
1297:The states can make the finest contribution to the building of India's future independence if they set the right example in their own territories. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1298:They really don't know where the future lies. If developers decide to build a high-rise where the McCormick building is, they'd have nowhere to go. ~ Jose Gonzalez,
1299:We have for years been building a society in which everybody plunders everybody, and while we are weary of being plundered, we enjoy the plunder. ~ Jerry Pournelle,
1300:A profound design process eventually makes the patron, the architect, and every occasional visitor in the building a slightly better human being. ~ Juhani Pallasmaa,
1301:Building a solid organ like the liver in the lab is different and harder than with an organ like the bladder because solid organs are very vascular. ~ Anthony Atala,
1302:Building the scene, going out and doing shows and connecting with the fans, cultivating the fanbase in all these cities. I'm very glad that it's happening. ~ A Trak,
1303:But you’re out of another world old kid … You ought to live on top of the Woolworth Building in an apartment made of cutglass and cherry blossoms. ~ John Dos Passos,
1304:Chess is like body-building. If you train every day, you stay in top shape. It is the same with your brain - chess is a matter of daily training. ~ Vladimir Kramnik,
1305:I figured the Nightingale Investigations job application form had the question "Are you hot? Yes. No. If you answered no, please exit the building. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1306:I have often wondered what it is an old building can do to you when you happen to know a little about things that went on long ago in that building. ~ Carl Sandburg,
1307:in architecture, mediocrity is more glaringly obvious than in other lines - because there's a huge, physical object such as a building to demonstrate it. ~ Ayn Rand,
1308:In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium. ~ Reggie Jackson,
1309:Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world. ~ Lawrence G Lovasik,
1310:no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give  c grace to those who hear. ~ Anonymous,
1311:Not far from our house, and opposite the old church with the golden cross, stood a large building, even larger than the church, and having many towers. ~ Max Muller,
1312:The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated. We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages. ~ Jasmine Guy,
1313:Then there are unreasonable men who complain that simply knowing a sensual female is in the building is too distracting for them to work productively. ~ Jean Sasson,
1314:The worst job I ever had was working nights in the Chrysler Building. I was part of a team of about five guys, and we polished the leather furniture. ~ Gene Hackman,
1315:Thin and threadbare as a ghost, she wears only mourning black. Looking into her eyes is like staring through the windows of a bombed-out building. ~ David R Gillham,
1316:This idea of repetition and revision is central to my working process-this idea of stacking and layering and building up densities and recoveries. ~ Ellen Gallagher,
1317:Watching someone else totally go for it can be incredibly upsetting to the person who’s spent a lifetime building a case for why they themselves can’t ~ Jen Sincero,
1318:What we can borrow from Ronald Reagan ... is that great sense of optimism. He led by building on the strengths of America, not running America down. ~ Rudy Giuliani,
1319:Architecture is not all about the design of the building and nothing else, it is also about the cultural setting and the ambience, the whole affair. ~ Michael Graves,
1320:A screenplay is not a finished product; a novel is. A screenplay is a blueprint for something - for a building that will most likely never be built. ~ Nicholas Meyer,
1321:Be very, very nice to your school's computer specialist. He, along with the custodians, is often the most underappreciated person in the building. ~ Rosalind Wiseman,
1322:Building software implies various stages of planning, preparation and execution that vary in kind and degree depending on what's being built. [...] ~ Steve McConnell,
1323:Chemistry begins in the stars. The stars are the source of the chemical elements, which are the building blocks of matter and the core of our subject. ~ Peter Atkins,
1324:Concepts differentiate architecture from mere building...A bicycle shed with a concept is architecture; a cathedral without one is just a building. ~ Bernard Tschumi,
1325:Even during the most intense years building Microsoft, he periodically set aside an entire week to unplug for reading and reflection, a Think Week. ~ Stephen R Covey,
1326:For several months, there had been nothing discussed at the Opera but this ghost in dress-clothes who stalked about the building, from top to bottom, ~ Gaston Leroux,
1327:If there's an image of the apocalypse, I thought, it might be a man in a business suit building a fire in the courtyard of an abandoned high rise. ~ Sebastian Junger,
1328:In the theater, you go from point A to point Z, building your performance as the evening progresses. You have to relinquish that control on a film. ~ Gwyneth Paltrow,
1329:I used to think love was like falling into a swimming pool, but maybe it was as delicate and slow building as a drizzle that turned into a heavy rain. ~ Dannika Dark,
1330:The architect is not only the director, but he is the composer. And, as a composer, the architect brings a sense of creativity to each building. ~ Santiago Calatrava,
1331:The good news about building a company during times like this is that the companies that do succeed are going to be extremely strong and resilient. ~ Marc Andreessen,
1332:There I went again, building up a glamorous picture of a man who would love me passionately the minute he met me, and all out of a few prosy nothings. ~ Sylvia Plath,
1333:They all start competing against Lincoln as the greatest president. And the [library] building becomes the symbol, the memorial to that dream. ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin,
1334:They [U.S. soldiers] are also building schools for the Afghan children so that there is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country of Afghanistan. ~ Sarah Palin,
1335:We sometimes remind early-stage founders that, in many ways, they aren’t building a product. They’re building a tool to learn what product to build. ~ Alistair Croll,
1336:We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers. ~ Mitt Romney,
1337:You must think about building a 'granth-mandir' in your village. Why is your village lacking such a 'granth-mandir'? Start with 50 books...100 books. ~ Narendra Modi,
1338:You're not broken.' I touch the angel between the wings on his back for emphasis. 'You're putting your life back together. Building isn't breaking, Chase. ~ S R Grey,
1339:Your recovery is going to be painstaking, like the way the ants are building the tunnels, one grain at a time. But you will get there. I just know it. ~ Lee Woodruff,
1340:A car for the people, an affordable Volkswagen, would bring great joy to the masses and the problems of building such a car must be faced with courage. ~ Adolf Hitler,
1341:another climax building. Cody's groan alerted her he was right there with her. They came together. She gazed up at him, his back arched, his ~ Morgan Hannah MacDonald,
1342:Any foundation you build, if trust is part of that foundation, whatever you're building, whatever you're creating is gonna have a rock-solid foundation. ~ Steve Tisch,
1343:Asking a decent editor to save this book would have been like asking a doctor to help a corpse that had fallen from the top of the Empire State Building. ~ John Niven,
1344:Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. ~ Suzy Kassem,
1345:His blue eyes were brimming with affection. Too much affection. It was painful to look at. Like stepping out of a dark building into blinding sunlight. ~ Susannah Nix,
1346:If you follow the suburban fashion in building a sumptuous- looking house for a little money, it will appear to all eyes as a cheap, dear house. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1347:I love learning. I love history. But there’s history in everything. Every building, everybody you talk to. It’s not limited to libraries and museums. ~ Becky Chambers,
1348:I used to be an obsessive outliner - figuring that writing without an outline was like jumping off a cliff and building a parachute on the way down. ~ Robin Wasserman,
1349:Listen to your customers, but don't always build exactly what they're telling you. This is a really key distinction around building enterprise software. ~ Aaron Levie,
1350:Progress is not about hating or destroying America, it is about loving and building the world, which can only come from healing our national dementia. ~ Bryant McGill,
1351:Strategy can be viewed as building defenses against the competitive forces or finding a position in the industry where the forces are weakest. P.35 ~ Michael E Porter,
1352:The building is a national tragedy - a cross between a concrete candy box and a marble sarcophagus in which the art of architecture lies buried. ~ Ada Louise Huxtable,
1353:The music as always had a dark sweet luster, but it was more than ever like an endless beginning-a theme ever building to a climax which would never come. ~ Anne Rice,
1354:The thing about having something hidden in your past is that you spend every minute of the future building a wall that makes the monster harder to see. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1355:You think religion is what's inside a little building filled with pretty lights from stained glass windows. But it's not. It's wings! Wings! ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher,
1356:29Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. ~ Anonymous,
1357:Because competence-building represents more cumulative learning than great leaps of inventiveness, it is difficult to “time compress” competence-building. ~ Gary Hamel,
1358:building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
1359:Democrats believe in reigniting the American dream by removing barriers to success and building ladders of opportunity for all, so everyone can succeed. ~ Nancy Pelosi,
1360:Eve followed him into the building. No one would dare frisk her, and she entered Beckett’s inner sanctum fully armed—not that she needed her weapons. ~ Debra Anastasia,
1361:Every problem is a character-building opportunity, and the more difficult it is, the greater the potential for building spiritual muscle and moral fiber. ~ Rick Warren,
1362:Have you seen the Vatican wall? It's over 50-feet high. It's over 50-feet high. It's not even the kind of wall [Donald] Trump's talking about building. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1363:I don't have any sexual hang-ups, but I'm sure there are bodybuilders who have trouble with sex, and obviously the body building hasn't helped. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger,
1364:I have been at work for some time building an apparatus to see if it is possible for personalities which have left this earth to communicate with us. ~ Thomas A Edison,
1365:I should like to make films that are not lowering to the spirit. A new building can be very harrowing, I should like to give people a chance to whistle. ~ Jacques Tati,
1366:It is surely significant that the adults who feature in children's books are rarely, if ever, Regional Sales Managers or Building Services Engineers. ~ Alain de Botton,
1367:King's stress on love and nonviolence was powerfully effective in building a sympathetic following throughout the nation, among whites as well as blacks. ~ Howard Zinn,
1368:My husband and I are building a 'green' house in Santa Ynez Valley. We bought 15 acres and we're going to build a house that's green from the ground up. ~ Jennie Garth,
1369:Nothing is going on."

"Hey, you're the one who tried to knock a security camera off the side of a building. That's a lot of pent-up frustration. ~ Myra McEntire,
1370:The EU should be concentrated on adapting to globalisation and global competitiveness, not building more powerful centralised institutions in Brussels. ~ William Hague,
1371:The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
1372:What we really need is a mindset shift that will make us relevant to todays consumers, a mindset shift from telling to selling to building relationships. ~ Jim Stengel,
1373:When you first start working, you take whatever job is offered, because you have to build your resume. But you don't think about what you're building. ~ Chris Hardwick,
1374:A building is hard to judge. It takes many years to find out whether it works. It's not as simple as asking the people in the office whether they like it. ~ Helmut Jahn,
1375:De Tocqueville says it comes from taking some “incomplete joy of this world” and building your entire life on it. That is the definition of idolatry. ~ Timothy J Keller,
1376:do not presume global competitiveness from any feature of society in Silicon Valley, save those which are directly related to building great tech companies. ~ Anonymous,
1377:Emergence emphasizes critical connections over critical mass, building authentic relationships, listening with all the senses of the body and the mind. ~ Adrienne Brown,
1378:"Every dream is a source of information and a means of self-regulation . . . dreams are our most effective aids in the task of building up the personality." ~ Carl Jung,
1379:I call the GPS woman the worst names I can think of. I beg her to stop. But she doesn't. Like a total bitch, she directs me to Josh's apartment building. ~ Sally Thorne,
1380:I don't yell at people, I don't mistreat people. I don't talk down to people, so no one else in this building, in this vicinity, has the right to do it. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
1381:I fear that in this thing many rich people deceive themselves. They go on accumulating the means but never using them; making bricks, but never building. ~ George Eliot,
1382:I guess I can't be a great architect. Great architects have a recognizable style. But if every building I did were the same, it would be pretty boring. ~ Philip Johnson,
1383:I have an expensive hobby: buying homes, redoing them, tearing them down and building them up the way they want to be built. I want to be an architect. ~ Sandra Bullock,
1384:I never said I enjoy anything about using the Internet. I enjoy helping the entrepreneurs who are building this thing that I don't necessarily like or use. ~ Ron Conway,
1385:The greatest advantage of books does not always come from what we remember of them, but from their suggestiveness, their character-building power. ~ Orison Swett Marden,
1386:The happiness of building lasted but a little while, for though I love to spend, I hate to be cheated; and I soon found, that to build is to be robbed. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1387:The potential financial reward for building the 'next Windows' is so great that there will never be a shortage of new technologies seeking to challenge it. ~ Bill Gates,
1388:When Philip complained about the French couple building a house next to his in Cornwall, Emenike asked, 'Are they between you and the sunset? ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
1389:You need that same creative force that exists in a building like Disney [Walt Disney Concert Hall] to actually tackle that most prosaic of problems. ~ William McDonough,
1390:Building a company is basically taking all the irrational people you know... Putting them in one building and then living with them 12 hrs a day at least. ~ Keith Rabois,
1391:building blocks are already in place for digital technologies to be as important and transformational to society and the economy as the steam engine. ~ Erik Brynjolfsson,
1392:Connor said when they entered the building immediately after the fire, they felt like they’d died and gone to see if Dante knew what he was writing about. ~ Susan Orlean,
1393:DNA Medicine Institute, of Cambridge, is one of the 10 top teams building a Trekkie “tricorder’’ device as part of the $10 million Qualcomm Xprize Challenge. ~ Anonymous,
1394:I am always surprised by how much little emphasis schools of architecture, and indeed, many architects, place on the process of the mating of a building. ~ Norman Foster,
1395:I'd like to know about some of the things that they teach down there, like building a lake. If I ever wanted to build a lake, I'd like to know how to do it. ~ Tom Felton,
1396:I don't believe it mattered to Timothy McVeigh who was president or who his congressional representative was when he blew up the Murrah Building in 1995. ~ Henry Rollins,
1397:My vocation is more in composition really than anything else - building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army. ~ Jimmy Page,
1398:No more dying?"
"Not unless you jump off a building or get into a car with a murderer or take a whole lot of Unisom or-"
"I get it," she cut him off. ~ Lauren Kate,
1399:Remember the importance of small actions. They're the building blocks in the architecture of your life, the quiet victories you win for yourself each day. ~ Diane Dreher,
1400:Russia must realise its full potential in high-tech sectors such as modern energy technology, transport and communications, space and aircraft building. ~ Vladimir Putin,
1401:She stayed because like a train on a track, it was easier to stay than derail, easier to keep piling sticks on the structure than start building a new one. ~ Angie Abdou,
1402:The building is quiet. Too damn quiet. The kind of quiet that always precedes the bad guy's unexpected, shit-your-pants moment of arrival in the movies. ~ Michelle Bryan,
1403:Walking through the Capitol Building gives you a sense of how it all began here. It was reassuring to see how restrained it was. It was very humble in a way. ~ Greg Lake,
1404:Who is that man moving slowly in the lonely building, stopping at intervals with an intent face? He is a rhetoric student forming a set of memory loci. ~ Frances A Yates,
1405:Withholding things in a story is no good if you aren't building to something substantial. It becomes foreplay without the main event, and no one wants that. ~ J J Abrams,
1406:You know, I'm going to start thanking the woman who cleans the restroom in the building I work in. I'm going to start thinking of her as a human being. ~ Hillary Clinton,
1407:Elton wanted a garden. They were building all afternoon while we were rehearsing. And then they built a fountain for Elton. And he said, I was only joking! ~ Maurice Gibb,
1408:Henry Ford, the man who famously said, “history is bunk,” spent the last part of his life building an unoccupied historic village without any actual history. ~ Anna Clark,
1409:I avoid grandiose plans. I start with a small piece that I can do. I go to the root of the problem and then work around it. It's building brick by brick. ~ Muhammad Yunus,
1410:I myself am a builder and get totally excited about building Yahoo! as a brand and building it into a bigger and better company. That's what I intend to do. ~ Terry Semel,
1411:It is in an unshakable peace that can be found the true power. ~ ~ The Mother"It is in building a world where we teach the acceptance of ourselves" #inspiring @KevinBreel,
1412:It is true that you can't prove a negative. However, the existence of God is provable in the same way a building is positive proof that there was a builder. ~ Ray Comfort,
1413:I’ve never been in analysis. But it’s rare that one saves oneself from a rickety landing at the top of a building by throwing oneself down the stairwell. ~ Elena Ferrante,
1414:Next morning get up early and go to the Taj Mahal. Perhaps you've heard of it, big white building named after that Indian restaurant on the Lothian Road. ~ David Nicholls,
1415:The English Puritans pulled down church and state to rebuild Zion on the ruins, and all the while it was not Zion, but America, they were building. ~ James Russell Lowell,
1416:The good news is that a growing number of researchers believe that curiosity and knowledge-building grow together—the more we know, the more we want to know. ~ Bren Brown,
1417:Then she said Peter McCann had lived in her building for a good many years, and they had grown close, in a gruff and occasional and good-fences kind of a way. ~ Lee Child,
1418:the reality of building a company is writing your own playbook and adapting that playbook to the obstacles—many of them self-inflicted—that inevitably emerge. ~ Anonymous,
1419:We rounded the corner to the door of the building, and I came to a dead stop. Lounging on a bench beside the main entry to the Psychology building was Holden. ~ Ivy Layne,
1420:Bernstein grew up in my building in New York. He's a very, very fine player. When he was a kid, he came by to find out what was going on in the world of jazz. ~ Lee Konitz,
1421:By forcefully telling nasty people off, or performing other cathartic acts, you will supposedly stop your aggressive energy from building to harmful levels. ~ Albert Ellis,
1422:...if the Democrats suggested a plan to burn down the Capitol building, the Republicans would counter with a plan to do it over the course of three years. ~ Douglas Wilson,
1423:It's very weird to succeed at thirty-nine years old and realize that in the midst of your failure, you were slowly building the life that you wanted anyway. ~ Alice Sebold,
1424:Just as most chemists and biologists have no interest in building chemical or biological weapons, most AI researchers have no interest in building AI weapons ~ Max Tegmark,
1425:Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. ~ Aristophanes,
1426:Most churches don't have the resources for these tricks and inducements but are still bound to the imagination that church happens on a Sunday in a building. ~ Alan Hirsch,
1427:Next to occupation is the building up of good taste. That is difficult, slow work. Few achieve it. It means all the difference in the world in the end. ~ Sherwood Anderson,
1428:Only after people express their anger and sadness over the broken dreams of material prosperity will they turn to the task of building a sustainable economy. ~ Duane Elgin,
1429:Seventy-five years ago I was born in Tampico, Illinois, in a little flat above the bank building. We didn't have any other contact with the bank than that. ~ Ronald Reagan,
1430:Stop worrying about what you think of yourself and start building a track record that proves that you can motivate yourself to do whatever you want to do. ~ Steve Chandler,
1431:There's such a big buzz around boxing at the moment. Everything's happening and there's so much building up with a lot of young talent coming through. ~ Billy Joe Saunders,
1432:The whole of history since the ascension of Jesus into heaven is concerned with one work only: the building and perfecting of this “City of God. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1433:Watching someone else totally go for it can be incredibly upsetting to the person who’s spent a lifetime building a solid case for why they themselves can’t. ~ Jen Sincero,
1434:We are disappointed at the decision. The president remains fully committed to building a culture of life ... that is built on valuing life at all stages. ~ Scott McClellan,
1435:We look upon this shaken earth, and we declare our firm and fixed purpose - the building of a peace with justice in a world where moral law prevails. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
1436:We should tax every company's carbon footprint and the carbon footprint of every building and home, to incentivize people to reduce their carbon footprint. ~ Philip Kotler,
1437:When I started Netscape I was brand new out of college and all the aspects of building a business, like balance sheets and hiring people, were new to me. ~ Marc Andreessen,
1438:When I went to the Yellow Cab Company I passed the Cancer Building and I remembered that there were worse things than looking for a job you didn't want. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1439:You know what would help this boy?" Demeter mused. "Farming." Persephone rolled her eyes. "Mother-" "Six months behind a plow. Excellent character building. ~ Rick Riordan,
1440:2 Note: If you’re ever trapped with me in a burning building, and I suggest an idea for how we could escape the situation, it’s probably best to ignore me. ~ Randall Munroe,
1441:And that’s when it hit me. Like a building had fallen on me. The oxygen in my chest swirled into a vortex created by a single instant of horrifying clarity. ~ Dennis Lehane,
1442:Are you an artist?"
"I'm a mess is what I am," he says, holding on to the building for support. "A bloody mess. You 're the artist, mate." Then he's gone. ~ Jandy Nelson,
1443:Don’t panic, you are never alone in building up your dreams. The storehouse of your success was built by the very supreme father who created it for you. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1444:Five years ago I figured we were at the top of our game and that was the best it was going to get, but with every album it seems to keep on building on itself. ~ Tim McGraw,
1445:For the commission to do a great building, I would have sold my soul like Faust. Now I had found my Mephistopheles. He seemed no less engaging than Goethe's. ~ Albert Speer,
1446:If 80 percent of success is, as Woody Allen once said, just showing up, then 80 percent of building and maintaining relationships is just staying in touch. ~ Keith Ferrazzi,
1447:In so far as he is a creator, the artist does not belong to a social group already moulded by a culture, but to a culture which he is by way of building up. ~ Andre Malraux,
1448:It was as if a giant invisible hand had reached down to the Crown, closing to gather in every building, crushing them all while pushing down into the hill. ~ Steven Erikson,
1449:So all of it—local and archived data—went up with the lab building.” Vann glanced over to me with an expression that I suspect meant these people were sloppy. ~ John Scalzi,
1450:That was the only explanation for how good his butt looked and why he was universally known as the Man With the Golden Ass among the women in the building. ~ Sarah Mayberry,
1451:There was a failure to recognize the deep problems in AI; for instance, those captured in Blocks World. The people building physical robots learned nothing. ~ Marvin Minsky,
1452:Three things are to be looked to in a building: that it stand on the right spot; that it is securely founded; that it be successfully executed. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1453:We're at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives. ~ Anita Borg,
1454:You don`t build a coalition by insulting our friends or acting like a loose cannon. You do it by putting in the slow, hard work of building relationships. ~ Hillary Clinton,
1455:29 b Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give  c grace to those who hear. ~ Anonymous,
1456:As Manu S. Pillai acidly observes, ‘In other words, there is nothing a quiet ghar wapsi cannot solve when it comes to the building of a good dharmocracy.’90 ~ Shashi Tharoor,
1457:Building a startup community is not a zero-sum game in which there are winners and losers: if everyone engages, they and the entire community can all be winners. ~ Brad Feld,
1458:Ever building, building to the clouds, still building higher, and never reflecting that the poor narrow basis cannot sustain the giddy tottering column. ~ Friedrich Schiller,
1459:He had become so caught up in building sentences that he had almost forgotten the barbaric days when thinking was like a splash of color landing on a page. ~ Edward St Aubyn,
1460:If all the ice sheets melted, sea levels would rise by 60 metres—the height of a twenty-storey building—and every coastal city in the world would be inundated. ~ Bill Bryson,
1461:I live in an apartment building built in 1925, and it hasn't been heavily renovated, so I feel very much connected to that time and what went on in that place. ~ Ben Katchor,
1462:I suppose building a healthy family is possible. Maybe what children really need is simple. Maybe they just need somebody to show them it’s okay to be human. ~ Donald Miller,
1463:I was building a perfect and nearly impenetrable facade of gleaming antiseptic steel and glass to cement onto the front of the Gothic horror of Castle Dexter. ~ Jeff Lindsay,
1464:I worried that I wouldn’t be allowed in the Daily Standard’s imposing, marble-halled building. But on this day, it seemed even a sweaty, huffing girl ~ Laura Marx Fitzgerald,
1465:Jesus is not directing the angelic choir, taking long naps, or doing crossword puzzles. He is completely focused on building his church, the hope of the world. ~ Bill Hybels,
1466:Some of the most rewarding times my brothers and I have are when all of us get together, and we can see what we've been building genetically and culturally. ~ Jeffrey Kluger,
1467:Texas oil money. Chief among them was the owner of the Texas School Book Depository building and LBJ oil crony D. H. Byrd, the cousin of Senator Harry F. Byrd, ~ Roger Stone,
1468:The first thing that an architect must do is to sense that every building you build is a world of its own, and that this world of its own serves an institution. ~ Louis Kahn,
1469:The smoke from the fire passes through the building and the soot affixes itself to the walls. The smoke passes through the air and keeps going - liberation. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1470:WOMEN must be at the forefront of nation-building to bring the South African citizenry together and, therefore, develop a whole new ethos of human co-existence ~ Steven Biko,
1471:Absolute perfection in all human undertakings from building missiles to rearing children is unattainable. This means there is endless room for improvement. ~ David J Schwartz,
1472:A wealthy gentleman who imperils his life to rescue a young gentlewoman from a burning building must secretly harbor the desire to make said young woman his wife. ~ P O Dixon,
1473:Because I do think - not just in building AOL - but just the world in which we live is a very confusing, rapidly changing world where technology has accelerated. ~ Steve Case,
1474:Education spending will be most effective if it relies on parental choice & private initiative -- the building blocks of success throughout our society. ~ Milton Friedman,
1475:Foaly: Anyone see you come in here?
Holly: The FBI, CIA, NSA, DEA, MI6. Oh, and the EIB.
Foaly: The EIB?
Holly: (smirking) Everyone in the building. ~ Eoin Colfer,
1476:If you hate my guts and have designs to hurt me, and I see you building a cannon aimed at my house, I am not going to wait for you to finish construction. ~ Walter E Williams,
1477:In America, about the only thing censored today is Christianity, the same Christianity that was the driving force behind the building of this great nation. ~ Rick Scarborough,
1478:So Jobs and his team became excited about the prospect of building a phone that they would want to use. “That’s the best motivator of all,” Jobs later said. ~ Walter Isaacson,
1479:The construction industry likes nothing more than a blank canvas onto which they can impose a brand new building, because that way they can make more money. ~ Jonathan Meades,
1480:The little planes no longer circled the Empire State Building, but it was still a view that practically conjugated hope: I have hoped; I am hoping; I will hope. ~ Amor Towles,
1481:The truth is revealed by removing things that stand in its light, an art not unlike sculpture, in which the artist creates, not by building, but by hacking away. ~ Alan Watts,
1482:The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally. ~ Gerry Adams,
1483:We’re “part of a universe that is a work in progress.” In this unfinished creation, “we are tiny patches of the universe looking at itself—and building itself. ~ Gregg Braden,
1484:You should never attack a necromancer in a cemetery; it’s like chasing Rambo into a building full of loaded guns. Some people seem to help you kill them. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
1485:You want a child because it is a link in the bridge that you are building between the past and the future, a cantilever that holds you, so that you are not alone. ~ Dan Chaon,
1486:A man doesn't borrow pieces of his body. A building doesn't borrow hunks of its soul. Its maker gives it the soul and every wall, window and stairway to express it. ~ Ayn Rand,
1487:Building a strong future is living at the intersection of today and tomorrow: where living in the moment and who you have chosen to become dance together as one. ~ Bill Jensen,
1488:Building new roads and bridges creates jobs. Growing our exports creates jobs. Reforming our outdated tax system and our broken immigration system creates jobs. ~ Barack Obama,
1489:Building relationships on a global scale requires putting human beings on the ground in regions all over the world—and only the Army has the manpower to do this. ~ Rosa Brooks,
1490:Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work and specialized knowledge: languages and protocols, coding and debugging, testing and refactoring. ~ Jesse James Garrett,
1491:Freedom seems like such a big word. Something too big; maybe like a skyscraper I've glimpsed from the foot of the building but never been invited to climb. ~ Elizabeth Acevedo,
1492:I don't act in the way other actresses act, in terms of building or creating a character. I don't transform myself into the role, I invest myself in the role. ~ Beatrice Dalle,
1493:I don't know what the outcome will be. I put a couple away for my grandkids, like that. So I don't know, who knows? Maybe I'll start building guitars for a living. ~ Guy Clark,
1494:If a building is falling on you, you don't concern yourself with the horn of an approaching car. You deal with the most immediate peril first. That's survival. ~ Roger Zelazny,
1495:If the foundation is firm the building can withstand calamities. The practice of yoga is the foundation so that the self is not shaken under any circumstances. ~ B K S Iyengar,
1496:If we devoted as much effort to investigating the dead as we do to building the weapons that make them dead, we’d know a lot more about life after death.” “Dead ~ Jason Arnopp,
1497:In the doleful court behind my building a patchwork of windows was all that separated me from a hundred muted lives being led without mystery or menace or magic. ~ Amor Towles,
1498:I skipped out of the Fox lot, threw my Keds back on, resisted the temptation to go over to the Simpsons building and take selfies with the Bart Simpson topiary, ~ Mindy Kaling,
1499:It's not about rugby, it's about young men. It's not about building a championship team, it's about building championship boys. Boys who will be forever strong. ~ Larry Gelwix,
1500:Knowing and thinking exist for the sake of love -- for the sake of building people up in faith. Thinking that produces pride instead of love is not true thinking. ~ John Piper,

IN CHAPTERS [300/540]



  167 Integral Yoga
   56 Poetry
   47 Fiction
   45 Christianity
   35 Occultism
   25 Philosophy
   24 Yoga
   14 Psychology
   8 Theosophy
   8 Science
   5 Mysticism
   5 Integral Theory
   4 Mythology
   4 Education
   4 Cybernetics
   3 Philsophy
   3 Islam
   2 Baha i Faith
   1 Thelema
   1 Sufism
   1 Hinduism
   1 Alchemy


   91 Sri Aurobindo
   81 The Mother
   50 Satprem
   46 H P Lovecraft
   42 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   16 Sri Ramakrishna
   16 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   14 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   13 Walt Whitman
   12 Carl Jung
   12 Aleister Crowley
   11 A B Purani
   9 James George Frazer
   8 William Wordsworth
   7 Anonymous
   6 Rudolf Steiner
   6 Robert Browning
   6 Plotinus
   6 Plato
   5 Swami Vivekananda
   5 Saint Teresa of Avila
   5 Jorge Luis Borges
   5 George Van Vrekhem
   5 Alice Bailey
   4 Swami Krishnananda
   4 Rabindranath Tagore
   4 Norbert Wiener
   3 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   3 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   3 Nirodbaran
   3 Muhammad
   3 Jordan Peterson
   3 John Keats
   3 Friedrich Nietzsche
   3 Aldous Huxley
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   2 Ovid
   2 Lucretius
   2 Joseph Campbell
   2 Henry David Thoreau
   2 Baha u llah


   46 Lovecraft - Poems
   26 The Life Divine
   15 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   13 Whitman - Poems
   13 City of God
   11 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   11 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   9 The Golden Bough
   9 The Bible
   9 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   8 Wordsworth - Poems
   8 Magick Without Tears
   7 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   7 Agenda Vol 01
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Future of Man
   6 Talks
   6 Savitri
   6 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   6 Browning - Poems
   5 Some Answers From The Mother
   5 Questions And Answers 1953
   5 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   5 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   5 Preparing for the Miraculous
   5 Letters On Yoga IV
   5 A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
   5 Agenda Vol 08
   5 Agenda Vol 04
   4 Words Of Long Ago
   4 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   4 The Phenomenon of Man
   4 The Human Cycle
   4 Tagore - Poems
   4 On the Way to Supermanhood
   4 Essays Divine And Human
   4 Cybernetics
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   4 Collected Poems
   4 Agenda Vol 09
   4 Agenda Vol 05
   3 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   3 The Way of Perfection
   3 The Secret Of The Veda
   3 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   3 The Perennial Philosophy
   3 Theosophy
   3 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   3 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   3 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   3 Quran
   3 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   3 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   3 On Education
   3 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   3 Maps of Meaning
   3 Liber ABA
   3 Letters On Yoga II
   3 Letters On Yoga I
   3 Labyrinths
   3 Keats - Poems
   3 Emerson - Poems
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   3 Bhakti-Yoga
   3 Aion
   3 Agenda Vol 13
   3 Agenda Vol 11
   3 Agenda Vol 10
   3 Agenda Vol 07
   3 Agenda Vol 06
   2 Walden
   2 Vedic and Philological Studies
   2 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   2 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   2 Shelley - Poems
   2 Record of Yoga
   2 Questions And Answers 1956
   2 Questions And Answers 1955
   2 Prayers And Meditations
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   2 Of The Nature Of Things
   2 Metamorphoses
   2 Let Me Explain
   2 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   2 Hymn of the Universe
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 Agenda Vol 03


0 0.02 - Topographical Note, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  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.

00.03 - Upanishadic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Science of the Five Agnis (Fires), as propounded by Pravahan, explains and illustrates the process of the birth of the body, the passage of the soul into earth existence. It describes the advent of the child, the building of the physical form of the human being. The process is conceived of as a sacrifice, the usual symbol with the Vedic Rishis for the expression of their vision and perception of universal processes of Nature, physical and psychological. Here, the child IS said to be the final fruit of the sacrifice, the different stages in the process being: (i) Soma, (ii) Rain, (iii) Food, (iv) Semen, (v) Child. Soma means Rasaphysically the principle of water, psychologically the 'principle of delightand symbolises and constitutes the very soul and substance of life. Now it is said that these five principles the fundamental and constituent elementsare born out of the sacrifice, through the oblation or offering to the five Agnis. The first Agni is Heaven or the Sky-God, and by offering to it one's faith and one's ardent desire, one calls into manifestation Soma or Rasa or Water, the basic principle of life. This water is next offered to the second Agni, the Rain-God, who sends down Rain. Rain, again, is offered to the third Agni, the Earth, who brings forth Food. Food is, in its turn, offered to the fourth Agni, the Father or Male, who elaborates in himself the generating fluid.
   Finally, this fluid is offered to the fifth Agni, the Mother or the Female, who delivers the Child.

000 - Humans in Universe, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  them from sinking vertically into Earth's center. Stone buildings could not float on
  water. But nature had invented low-weight wood of high self-cohering tensile

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   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 Siva 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 foot-path, 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 Rani Rasmani'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.
   --- SIVA
  --
   But he did not have to wait very long. He has thus described his first vision of the Mother: "I felt as if my heart were being squeezed like a wet towel. I was overpowered with a great restlessness and a fear that it might not be my lot to realize Her in this life. I could not bear the separation from Her any longer. Life seemed to be not worth living. 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 Vedanta philosophy. But Narendra, because of his Brahmo 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. Walking in the public square, he would strike his head against the iron railings to know whether they were real. It took him a number of days to recover his normal self. He had a foretaste of the great experiences yet to come and realized that the words of the Vedanta were true.
   At the beginning of 1884 Narendra's father suddenly died of heart-failure, leaving the family in a state of utmost poverty. There were six or seven mouths to feed at home. Creditors were knocking at the door. Relatives who had accepted his father's unstinted kindness now became enemies, some even bringing suit to deprive Narendra of his ancestral home. Actually starving and barefoot, Narendra searched for a job, but without success. He began to doubt whether anywhere in the world there was such a thing as unselfish sympathy. Two rich women made evil proposals to him and promised to put an end to his distress; but he refused them with contempt.

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
     buildings.
     Paragraphs 1-4 are in prose, the downward course,

0.01 - Letters from the Mother to Her Son, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  and contains several buildings with courtyards and gardens. We
  have just bought, repaired and comfortably furnished one of
  --
  repair workshop, an electrical service, a building service, sewing
  departments (European and Indian tailors, embroideresses, etc.),

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  To the sadhak in charge of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram building
  Department during the 1930s and early 1940s.
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  I ask you to discard all obstinacy and to be perfectly sincere.
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  (Regarding the misuse of "gris entretien", maintenance
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  "One single drop of Thy divine love can transform this
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  True greatness, true superiority lies in kindness and goodwill.
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  "Grant that we may effectuate Thy Victory"8 if the
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  It is good, it is indispensable that you should think that the work
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  Repairs are urgently needed. Tomorrow morning I shall
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  Sweet Mother said, "There is still another method." I
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  Sweet Mother,
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  Sweet Mother,
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  by Saint Genevieve". Did Saint Genevieve divert Attila
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  exactly as you heard them, and when you are not sure you must
  --
  in the building Department, which is impossible.
  For instance, Y once asked me whether it was indispensable
  --
  credit, less perhaps than you would give an ordinary building
  contractor who, in your eyes, seems to know his job and have
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  1) Too many workers.
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  for seeing and observing, on one's physical-mental knowledge
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  the state of things, and that one should not say, "It is nothing"
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  Sweet Mother,
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  from. Was it my own thought expressed in words, or was
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  and so the formation did not have a power of truth sufficient to
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  several times if necessary; ponder every word so that you understand exactly what I am saying and nothing else.
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  Once and for all, wash away the feeling that you are "superior" to others - for no one is superior or inferior before the
  --
  Series Two - To a Sadhak in the building Department
  Let the light of a luminous consciousness enter into you;

0.03 - III - The Evening Sittings, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   As years passed the evening sittings went on changing their time and often those disciples who came from outside for a temporary stay for Sadhana were allowed to join them. And, as the number of sadhaks practising the Yoga increased, the evening sittings also became more full, and the small verandah upstairs in the main building was found insufficient. Members of the household would gather every day at the fixed time with some sense of expectancy and start chatting in low tones. Sri Aurobindo used to come last and it was after his coming that the session would really commence.
   He came dressed as usual in dhoti, part of which was used by him to cover the upper part of his body. Very rarely he came out with chaddar or shawl and then it was "in deference to the climate" as he sometimes put it. At times for minutes he would be gazing at the sky from a small opening at the top of the grass-curtains that covered the verandah upstairs in No. 9, Rue de la Marine. How much were these sittings dependent on him may be gathered from the fact that there were days when more than three-fourths of the time passed in complete silence without any outer suggestion from him, or there was only an abrupt "Yes" or "No" to all attempts at drawing him out in conversation. And even when he participated in the talk one always felt that his voice was that of one who does not let his whole being flow into his words; there was a reserve and what was left unsaid was perhaps more than what was spoken. What was spoken was what he felt necessary to speak.

0.04 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The boy X who was working in the building Department
  was dismissed some two days back, not for the crime

0.06 - INTRODUCTION, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  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

01.01 - A Yoga of the Art of Life, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is not my purpose here to enter into details as to the exact meaning of the descent, how it happens and what are its lines of activity and the results brought about. For it is indeed an actual descent that happens: the Divine Light leans down first into the mind and begins its purificatory work therealthough it is always the inner heart which first recognises the Divine Presence and gives its assent to the Divine action for the mind, the higher mind that is to say, is the summit of the ordinary human consciousness and receives more easily and readily the Radiances that descend. From the Mind the Light filters into the denser regions of the emotions and desires, of life activity and vital dynamism; finally, it gets into brute Matter itself, the hard and obscure rock of the physical body, for that too has to be illumined and made the very form and figure of the Light supernal. The Divine in his descending Grace is the Master-Architect who is building slowly and surely the many-chambered and many-storeyed edifice that is human nature and human life into the mould of the Divine Truth in its perfect play and supreme expression. But this is a matter which can be closely considered when one is already well within the mystery of the path and has acquired the elementary essentials of an initiate.
   Another question that troubles and perplexes the ordinary human mind is as to the time when the thing will be done. Is it now or a millennium hence or at some astronomical distance in future, like the cooling of the sun, as someone has suggested for an analogy. In view of the magnitude of the work one might with reason say that the whole eternity is there before us, and a century or even a millennium should not be grudged to such a labour for it is nothing less than an undoing of untold millenniums in the past and the building of a far-flung futurity. However, as we have said, since it is the Divine's own work and since Yoga means a concentrated and involved process of action, effectuating in a minute what would perhaps take years to accomplish in the natural course, one can expect the work to be done sooner rather than later. Indeed, the ideal is one of here and nowhere upon this earth of material existence and now in this life, in this very bodynot hereafter or elsewhere. How long exactly that will mean, depends on many factors, but a few decades on this side or the other do not matter very much.
   As to the extent of realisation, we say again that that is not a matter of primary consideration. It is not the quantity but the substance that counts. Even if it were a small nucleus it would be sufficient, at least for the beginning, provided it is the real, the genuine thing

01.03 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Souls Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  As in the building of a grain of dust,
  The grooves that turn their dumb ellipse in space

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  On the evening of February 11, many Ashram buildings were stoned, burned or
  looted, ostensibly as part of an anti-Hindi agitation.

0.11 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  to eliminate. One should concentrate all one's effort on building up and strengthening the true consciousness, which will
  automatically do the work of unifying the being.

0 1957-07-03, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   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 orderly, it was organized yet there was this fantastic chaos which I mentioned. And all this was a symbola symbol that certainly applies to what Sri Aurobindo has written here1 regarding the necessity for the transformation of the body, the type of transformation that has to take place for life to become a divine life.
   It went something like this: somewhere, in the center of this enormous edifice, there was a room reservedas 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 roomit 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.
   She clearly remembered where her room was, but each time she set out to go there, either the staircase disappeared or things were so changed that she could no longer find her way! So she went here and there, up and down, searched, went in and out but it was impossible to find the way to her room! Since all of this assumed a physical appearanceas I said, a very familiar and very common appearance, as is always the case in these symbolic visions there was somewhere (how shall I put it?) the hotels administrative office and a woman who seemed to be the manager, who had all the keys and who knew where everyone was staying. So the daughter went to this person and asked her, Could you show me the way to my room?But of course! Easily! Everyone around the manager looked at her as if to say, How can you say that? However, she got up, and with authority asked for a key the key to the daughters roomsaying, I shall take you there. And off she went along all kinds of paths, but all so complicated, so bizarre! The daughter was following along behind her very attentively, you see, so as not to lose sight of her. But just as they should have come to the place where the daughters room was supposed to be, suddenly the manageress (let us call her the manageress), both the manageress and her key vanished! And the sense of this vanishing was so acute that at the same time, everything vanished!
  --
   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.
   (silence)
  --
   It is certainly not an arbitrary construction of the type built by men, where everything is put pell-mell, without any order, without reality, and which is held together by only illusory ties. Here, these ties were symbolized by the hotels 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 movementor 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.
   Yet it is one of the most common types of human collectivityto group together, band together, unite around a common ideal, a common action, a common realization but in an absolutely artificial way. In contrast to this, Sri Aurobindo tells us that a true communitywhat he terms a gnostic or supramental communitycan be based only upon the INNER REALIZATION of each one of its members, each realizing his real, concrete oneness and identity with all the other members of the community; that is, each one should not feel himself a member connected to all the others in an arbitrary way, but that all are one within himself. For each one, the others should be as much himself as his own bodynot in a mental and artificial way, but through a fact of consciousness, by an inner realization.

0 1958-11-15, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   The experience of November 7 was a further step in the building of the link between the two worlds. Where I was cast was clearly into the origin of the supramental creationall this warm gold, this tremendous living power, this sovereign peace. And once again I saw that the values governing the supramental world have nothing to do with our values here, even the values of our highest wisdom, even those we consider the most divine when we live constantly in a divine Presence: it is utterly different.
   Not only in our state of adoration and surrender to the Supreme, but even in our state of identification, the QUALITY of the identification is different depending upon whether we are on this side, progressing in this hemisphere, or have passed to the other side and have emerged into the other world, the other hemisphere, the higher hemisphere.

0 1958 12 - Floor 1, young girl, we shall kill the young princess - black tent, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Mother withdrew on December 9. In fact, She had been unwell for already more than a month before withdrawing. On November 26, the last 'Wednesday class' took place at the playground; on November 28 the last 'Friday class', on December 6, the last 'Translation class'; on December 1, the end of Mother's tennis and the last visit to the playground. On December 9, She again went down for the meditation around the Samadhi. From December 10, Mother remained in her room for one month. A great period had come to an end. Henceforth, She would only go out of the Ashram building on rare occasions.
   A disciple

0 1959-05-19 - Ascending and Descending paths, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   In December 1958, when Mother stopped the Questions and Answers at the playground and thereafter left the Ashram building only rarely.
   ***

0 1960-10-22, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   It is part of a huge house. Theres a seven-story apartment building on each side, and the street is here.
   It wasnt very big. The studio was rather largea beautiful room Thats where I received Madame David-Neelwe saw each other nearly every evening.

0 1960-10-25, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Only, there is all that comes from outside thats what is most dangerous. Constantly, constantlywhen you eat, you catch it oh, what a mass of vibrations! The vibrations of the thing you eat when it was living (they always remain), the vibrations of the person who cooked it, vibrations of All the time, all the time, they never stopyou breathe, they enter. Of course, when you start talking to someone or mixing with people, then you become a bit more conscious of what is coming, but even just sitting still, uninvolved with othersit comes! There is an almost total interdependenceisolation is an illusion. By reinforcing your own atmosphere (Mother gestures, as if building a wall around her), you can hold these things off TO A CERTAIN EXTENT, but simply this effort to keep them at a distance creates (Im thinking in English and speaking in French) disturbances.8 Anyway, now all this has been SEEN.
   But I know in an absolute way that once this whole mass of the physical mind is mastered and the Brahmic consciousness is brought into it in a continuous way, you CAN you become the MASTER of your health.

0 1960-11-26, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   How many more such experiences will be necessary? I dont know, you see, Im only building the path.
   (silence)

0 1961-03-17, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The experience occurred in a place corresponding to ours [the main Ashram building], but immense: the rooms were ten times bigger, but absolutely one cant say emptythey were barren. Not that there was nothing in them, but nothing was in order, everything was just where it shouldnt be. There wasnt any furniture so things were strewn here and therea dreadful disarray! Things were being put to uses they werent made for, yet nothing needed for a particular purpose could be found. The whole section having to do with education [the Ashram School] was in almost total darkness: the lights were out with no way to switch them on, and people were wandering about and coming to me with incoherent, stupid proposals. I tried to find a comer where I could rest (not because I was tired; I simply wanted to concentrate a little and get a clear vision in the midst of it all), but it was impossible, no one would leave me alone. Finally I put a tottering armchair and a footstool end-to-end and tried to rest; but someone immediately came up (I know who, Im purposely not giving names) and said, Oh! This wont do at all! It CANT be arranged like that! Then he began making noise, commotion, disorderwell, it was awful.
   To wind it all up, I went to Sri Aurobindos rooman enormous, enormous room, but in the same state. And he appeared to be in an eternal consciousness, entirely detached from everything yet very clearly aware of our total incapacity.

0 1962-06-02, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Last night I spent almost all my time in such a building. And all the people who help the work were symbolized there but its always a material help, either work or money or. I remember being particularly struck by one character last night. (Again, there were a lot of aggravations, but someone or something was always on the scene when I arrived and it all sorted itself outit was the exact opposite of the dreams I was talking about the other day: all the difficulties sorted themselves out when I arrived.) Then I came to a rather difficult place to cross (you had to flounder about on slippery scaffoldings) and suddenly, facing me, there was a man (of course, it was probably a symbol rather than a man, but it might really be someone physical). He was one of the workers, a master mason (when I woke up this morning, I thought of the symbolism of Freemasonry and wondered if it might give a clue to the experience). Nearby, people were coming to supervise, observe, direct, people who thought themselves highly superior but they were never any help in solving practical problems! They were creating more problems than they were helping to solve. Anyway, this master mason appeared to be around fifty, with a beautiful facea workers face, beautiful and concentrated. There was a difficult place to cross, and he had worked the thing out very efficiently, with a lot of care. Then, when it was all done and I was able to go on my way, I felt a great surge of love go out to him, with neither gesture nor word and he received it, he felt and received it. His face lit up and he implored me, with wonderful humility, Never let me forget this moment, the most beautiful moment of my life. (I dont know what language he used because it didnt come to me in words.) It was such an intense experience. His humility, his receptivity, his response were all so beautiful and pure that when I woke upwhen I came out of the experience, at any rate I was left with a most delightful impression.
   What he represents might be partly manifested by somebody here. A beautiful face a man around fifty. Or it may be symbolic: such characters are sometimes put together with features from several people, to make it very clear that they represent a state of consciousness and not an individual. Its far more often a state of consciousness than an individual.

0 1962-12-15, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This B. seems to have had the idea that the perfect man, the immortal man, would be spherical! And then Thon always used to say (he told me the whole story himself): I told him it wasnt possible, it would be too impracticalpeople couldnt kiss! His idea of a joke. Thon also told me that when B. came to Tlemcen (they first met in Egypt, then again in Tlemcen), he saw the house Thon was building and asked, Why is your house painted red? Does it have some mystical significance? And Thon replied, No, its because red goes well with green! So you get the picture. But I dont remember his name any more; in his time he was very well known, he was a contemporary of the fellow who wrote The Great Initiates.
   Schur?

0 1963-06-29, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   They are building something.
   It must be. We arent told anything, but our work is being done for us.

0 1963-07-17, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A few days afterwards, as Satprem was referring to these "constructions," Mother interrupted him with this observation: "Last night, it wasn't that way! I spent more than an hour in all the possible theosophical groups, and they had magnificent buildings! They were rather old (!), but magnificent anyway, with gardens, halls, auditoriumsmagnificent places. But there was no sign of any new construction. It was solid with hundreds and hundreds of very busy people. I was there for more than two hours. Which means there are places where no construction is going onpeople live in what has already been built."
   Mother is referring to her own answer in the form of help or action.

0 1963-08-07, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its giving me the same kind of nights again. But its odd, I dont know what it means, last night there were buildings made of a kind of red granite, and many Japanese. Japanese women sewing and making ladies dresses and fabrics; Japanese youths climbing up and down the buildings with great agility; and everybody was very nice. But it was always the same thing (gesture of a collapse or a fall into a hole): you know, a path opens up, you walk on it, and after a while, plop! it all collapses. And there was a young Japanese man who was climbing up and down the place absolutely like a monkey, with extraordinary ease: Oh, I thought, but thats what I should do! But when I approached the spot, the things he used to climb up and down vanished! Finally, after a while, I made a decision: I will go just the same, and found myself downstairs. There I met some people and all sorts of things took place. But what I found interesting was that all the buildings (there were a great many of them, countless buildings!) were made of a kind of red porphyry. It was very beautiful, Granite or porphyry, there were both. Wide stairs, big halls, large gardenseven in the gardens there were constructions.
   But outwardly, difficulties are coming back, in the sense that the Chinese seem to be seized again with a zeal to conquer they are massing troops at the border.

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

0 1963-10-05, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   On the way, the same thing happened again: I went the usual wayplop! cut off, nothing left, I cant get through; I come back, start another wayplop! cut off, I cant get through. Yet I kept going up (how, I dont know). Then I reached a sort of square terrace-balcony, perfectly square, and ALL its doors were closed. There was no way of going farther: all the doors were closed. Then I see water rising, rising, rising in the ENTIRE building, except the places where the doors were closed. Downstairs (I dont know, I was very high up, maybe on the fourth or fifth floor) the doors were closed, so naturally water could not get in. All the courtyards (large, immense courtyards) were turned into swimming pools. What water! I kept watching it, admiring it; I said to myself, What wonderful water! So clear, so clear, clearer than any I ever saw. Water that was I cant say, it was transparent like like purity itself, it was marvelous. It was rising and rising and rising. I saw in one of the courtyards on my left (a very large courtyard: it had become an immense swimming pool!), I saw a person in a bathing suit come out of the water, as if he had taken his bath in it, and wrap himself up (a very tall person, very tall, who was neither a man nor a woman), he wrapped himself up in a bathrobe, then walked away on the water (!) I was watching this till suddenly I realized that the water was beginning to reach my feet. Then I KNEW: Ah, yes! Theyve decided to do this. I was a little upset: They really could have told me they were going to do this! I thought. Its something they must do regularly. Did they inform some people? (All this in my head, of course.)
   And I kept admiring that water, thinking, But its purity itself! It was reaching my feet, yet I wasnt getting wet. Then I remarked, If I stay here (Because I was standing with my back against closed doors and the building extended beyond them, but in front of me there was nothing, so normally the water should have flowed out that wayhow is it then that it didnt? I dont know the whole thing was quite marvelous!) And it was rising and rising and rising, until it reached my ankles and suddenly triggered something within me I woke up.
   I was at least ten minutes later than my usual time.

0 1964-03-04, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I did see something, but I dont think its very interesting, or collective either. I seemed to kind myself in an enormous plane, a very powerful one, which managed to take off (a takeoff which, besides, gave me a very pleasant sensation). It took off, but it was hedgehopping, that was dangerous. At first, the space before us was clear anyway, but we were flying very low and skimming the trees. Then, suddenly there were all kinds of buildings that stood in the way, in particular a huge tower, like a church steeple, of a very black color. I dont know how it happened, but the plane (or the force) entered itoddly enough and inside it was completely dark; there was only a sort of opening in a watt, and beyond it, a patch of blue sky. It sounds impossible, but the plane tried to go through that hose, and when we tried to, that sort of opening turned out to be covered with very thick glass that stopped us from going through. So I remember that with a pointed instrument I broke the entire window to enable us to go through. We did, but it was too small, the opening was too narrow for such an enormous plane. Afterwards, its very confused; I only remember that in a hidden place, there was a sort of huge gold ciborium, very beautifulit was hidden. But all the rest is quite confused.
   Oh, but its interesting.

0 1964-03-07, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It seems they have now allowed baptisms [in Russia]: theyve made a special organization for people who want to be baptized! A special place, maybe a building, I dont know, where all those who want to can be baptized. It used to be done secretlynow it will be a State organization. So those people had made progress, they had emerged from all the superstitions of the past, and now heres their new progress: they fall back into the pit! They are taking up again the old burden of all the old superstitions.
   A few days later, on March 11, Mother added: "Since that time, it has been there every nightnot with the same intensity, as if somewhat in the background, but as soon as I pay attention, I notice it's there. So it's going on."

0 1964-10-14, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It is building an iron cage for yourself and getting into it.
   It was exactly that.

0 1964-10-17, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You get an impression (its precisely the impression I bring back from those activities of the night), the impression of a building crackingall over. Exactly like just before the collapse: it cracks all over.
   Besides, if you are completely outside your usual consciousness, your usual reactions, your immediate circle and your daily activity, if you get completely out of all that, and take a look and wonder, Whats going to happen?a black hole, you cant see anything.

0 1965-02-19, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (A little later, the conversation turns to the events of February 11, when during Satprems absence the Ashram was attacked by rioters and several buildings were looted and set on fire.)
   Do you have anything to ask or to say?

0 1965-06-23, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   So in that park I had seen the Pavilion of Love (but I dont like to use that word because men have turned it into something ludicrous); I am referring to the principle of divine Love. But it has been changed: it will be the Pavilion of the Mother; but not this (Mother points to herself): the Mother, the true Mother, the principle of the Mother. (I say Mother because Sri Aurobindo used the word, otherwise I would have put something else I would have put creative principle or realizing principle or something of that sort.) And it will be a small building, not a big one, with just a meditation room downstairs, with columns and probably a circular shape (I say probably because I am leaving it for R. to decide). Upstairs, the top floor will be a room, and the roof will be a covered terrace. Do you know the old Indian Mogul miniatures with palaces in which there are terraces and small roofs supported by columns? Do you know those old miniatures? Ive had hundreds of them in my hands. But this pavilion is very, very lovely: a small pavilion like this, with a roof over a terrace, and low walls against which there will be divans where people can sit and meditate in the open air in the evening or at night. And downstairs, at the very bottom, on the ground floor, simply a meditation rooma place with nothing in it. There would probably be, at the far end, something that would be a living light (perhaps the symbol2 made of living light), a constant light. Otherwise, a very calm, very silent place.
   Adjoining it would be a small dwelling (well, a dwelling that would still have three floors), but not of large dimensions, and it would be the house of H., who would act as keepershe would be the keeper of the pavilion (she wrote me a very nice letter, but she didnt understand all this, of course).
  --
   Outside the walls, in my first formation there was on one side the industrial estate, and on the other the fields, farms, etc., that were to supply the city. But that really meant a countrynot a large one, but a country. Now its much more limited; its not my symbol anymore, there are only four zones, and no walls. And there will be money. The other formation, you know, was really an ideal attempt. But I reckoned it would take many years before we began: at the time, I expected to begin only after twenty-four years. But now, its much more modest, its a transitional experiment, and its much more realizable the other plan was I nearly had the land: it was at the time of Sir Akbar (you remember?) of Hyderabad. They sent me photographs of Hyderabad State, and there, among those photos, I found my ideal place: an isolated hill (a rather large hill), below which a big river flowed. I told him, I would like to have this place, and he arranged the whole thing (it was all arranged, they had sent me the plans, and the papers and everything declaring it to be donated to the Ashram). But they set a condition (the area was a virgin forest and uncultivated lands): they would give the place on condition, naturally, that we would cultivate it, but the products had to be used on the spot; for instance the crops, the timber had to be used on the spot, not transported away, we werent allowed to take anything out of Hyderabad State. There was even N. who was a sailor and who said he would obtain a sailing boat from England to sail up the river, collect all the products and bring them back to us hereeverything was very well seen to! Then they set that condition. I asked if it was possible to remove it, then Sir Akbar died and it was over, the whole thing fell through. Afterwards I was glad it hadnt worked out because, with Sri Aurobindo gone, I could no longer leave Pondicherry I could leave Pondicherry only with him (provided he agreed to go and live in his ideal city). At the time I told Antonin Raymond, who built Golconde, about the project, and he was enthusiastic, he told me, As soon as you start building, call me and I will come. I showed him my plan (it was on the model of my symbol, enlarged), and he was quite enthusiastic, he found it magnificent.
   It fell through. But the other project, which is just a small intermediate attempt, we can try.

0 1965-06-26, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its a tumor. Probably a hair that coiled up and the body covered it in a layer of skin, and then, out of habit, went on building skin around it: one layer, then another layer, then Its an idiotic goodwill. And thats how it is for almost all illnesses.
   ***

0 1966-02-11, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Just last night, I must have been going about for some time among all human constructions, but those of a higher quality, not the ordinary constructions (those Sri Aurobindo refers to here: the philosophical, religious, spiritual constructions ). And they were symbolized by huge buildingshuge that were so high as if men were as tall as the edge of this stool, quite tiny, in comparison with those huge thingshuge, huge. I was going about, and each person came (I saw now one come, now another), each person came saying, Mine is the true path. So I would go with him to an open door through which an immense landscape could be seen, and just when we came to the door, it would close!
   It was really very interesting. With all sorts of diverse details, each one with his own habits. I have forgotten the details now, but when I came out of that place last night, in the middle of the night, I was quite amused, I said to myself, Its quite amusing! You know, when they spoke you could see through a door vast expanses before you, in full light, it was superb; then I would go with that person towards the door and the door was closed. It was really interesting.

0 1966-03-19, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its a place (I have already told you about it1), a place which is very, very vast, very open and luminous, and VERY PEACEFUL. And very pleasant, its a place where one works very well. And there is nothing, no limitsits not a sky, not an earth at all; I cant say there are buildings, there are no buildings, yet one feels one is protected; and yet there are no walls. Now and then one sees a sort of very small shining steel bar (Mother draws a sort of frame that seems to delimit the place), like silver, now and then; and now and then, one feels there are kinds of cupboards that one opens, shelves, but transparent, its all transparent. There are tables, but transparent; theyre solid since one can write on them, but theyre transparent. No object is in the way. But everything is organized for the work. And you are there, you often write; you often come in and we talk, we organize. There are people, too, and we tell them to do this or that.
   But I meet you there very regularly. Only, I must say that before going to bed I thought I would see you today and I wondered if I would have something to tell you, an experience or something else, and then, in the middle of the night (between half past midnight and one), I woke up, if I may say so, I awoke there, materially, and I remembered everything. I thought, Well, well!

0 1966-09-21, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No, the point is a combined interest in building something founded on the Truth. They have had a combined interest (combined without any mutual liking, of course) in creating a power of destruction built on Falsehood; well, Auroville means diverting a little of that force (the quantity is minor, but the quality is superior). Its truly a hopeits founded on a hopeof doing something that can be the beginning of a harmony.
   No, its RIGHT NOW, right now. The force of propagation is far greater, its out of proportion to the transmitting center [Mother], which, on a world scale, is so to say unknown and almost nonexistent. But the center, the power of radiation and propagation is out of proportion, its rather remarkable: the response [to Auroville] is everywhere, everywhere; a response from new Africa, a response in France, a response in Russia, a response in America, a response in Canada, and a response in numerous countries, in Italy everywhere, everywhere. And not just individuals: groups, tendencies, movements, even in governments.

0 1967-05-24, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I know it is the Russian explanation of the recent trend to spirituality and mysticism that it is a phenomenon of capitalist society in its decadence. But to read an economic cause, conscious or unconscious, into all phenomena of mans history is part of the Bolshevik gospel born of the fallacy of Karl Marx. Mans nature is not so simple and one-chorded as all thatit has many lines and each line produces a need of his life. The spiritual or mystic line is one of them and man tries to satisfy it in various ways, by superstitions of all kinds, by ignorant religionism, by spiritism, demonism and what not, in his more enlightened parts by spiritual philosophy, the higher occultism and the rest, at his highest by the union with the All, the Eternal or the Divine. The tendency towards the search of spirituality began in Europe with a recoil from the nineteenth centurys scientific materialism, a dissatisfaction with the pretended all-sufficiency of the reason and the intellect and a feeling out for something deeper. That was a pre-war [of 1914] phenomenon, and began when there was no menace of Communism and the capitalistic world was at its height of insolent success and triumph, and it came rather as a revolt against the materialistic bourgeois life and its ideals, not as an attempt to serve or sanctify it. It has been at once served and opposed by the post-war disillusionmentopposed because the post-war world has fallen back either on cynicism and the life of the senses or on movements like Fascism and Communism; served because with the deeper minds the dissatisfaction with the ideals of the past or the present, with all mental or vital or material solutions of the problem of life has increased and only the spiritual path is left. It is true that the European mind having little light on these things dallies with vital will-o-the-wisps like spiritism or theosophy or falls back upon the old religionism; but the deeper minds of which I speak either pass by them or pass through them in search of a greater Light. I have had contact with many and the above tendencies are very clear. They come from all countries and it was only a minority who hailed from England or America. Russia is differentunlike the others it has lingered in mediaeval religionism and not passed through any period of revoltso when the revolt came it was naturally anti-religious and atheistic. It is only when this phase is exhausted that Russian mysticism can revive and take not a narrow religious but the spiritual direction. It is true that mysticism revers, turned upside down, has made Bolshevism and its endeavour a creed rather than a political theme and a search for the paradisal secret millennium on earth rather than the building of a purely social structure. But for the most part Russia is trying to do on the communistic basis all that nineteenth-century idealism hoped to get atand failedin the midst of or against an industrial competitive environment. Whether it will really succeed any better is for the future to decide for at present it only keeps what it has got by a tension and violent control which is not over.
   Sri Aurobindo

0 1967-06-03, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   If it could be realized, it would be very good. It means that the most beautiful works of art, the most beautiful teachings, all the best of what humanity is GOING to produce, would be collected and within reach of all those who had a television. There would be the image along with the explanation, or the text or speech. A kind of imposing central building where everything would be gathered. I found it rather attractive. I told her that we would have that in Auroville (not the central office: just a receiving set). She said that instead of teachers who teach poorly what they know, there would be the best teaching on each subject. (I didnt ask her WHO would select those people that remains the somewhat delicate point.) But I found the idea very attractive. She said things are moving in that direction.
   Yes, but its still a kind of encyclopedia.

0 1967-10-04, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thats simply why I leave the door openwell see. For years I didnt concern myself with it, but since the Force is like this (gesture of pressure), building up and building up and building up (its tremendous), all that will have to change at some time or other, so has the time come?
   Its rather significant that for some time youve been seeing Catholics come to you from every side!
  --
   In the wake of the events of February 11, 1965, during which the Ashram was besieged, several disciples hurt and a few buildings burnt down, Mother issued a declaration in which she implicated the various elements responsible for that outburst of hatred. Among the very first to blame, she cited Pondicherry's Catholics: "... First, the militant Catholics, becausein spite of what the Pope declared after his visit to Indiathey are convinced that whoever is not a Catholic must be an instrument of the devil ..."
   In France.

0 1967-10-25, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Only, I see quite clearly that they dont believe in it, there is no one who feels. So does it? And the concrete materialization of the spirit of Auroville hasnt taken place yet, it doesnt exist, there isnt in the earth atmosphere a formation of the spirit of Auroville, which is a spirit. (Mother remains absorbed for a long time) At bottom it is: The art of building unity out of complexity. Without uniformity, you understand: unity through harmony in complexity, with each thing in its place.
   Its very difficult.

0 1967-12-27, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Regarding the violent agitation in South India against the imposition of Hindi, the language of the North, as the official language. This same agitation in 1965 had led to an attack against the Ashram during which disciples were injured and buildings burned down. At the time the governor had not intervened to stop the rioters from attacking the Ashram. It may be recalled that the majority of the disciples come from North India. In the last few days, trains, buses, post offices have been set on fire.)
   Did you notice the police at the gate? Its the minister (a minister who came here) who sent an order to the lieutenant governor to guard the Ashram.

0 1968-04-20, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Question:) How dependent is the building of Auroville upon mans acceptance of spirituality?
   (Mothers answer:) The opposition between spirituality and material life, the division between the two has no sense for me as, in truth, life and the spirit are ONE and it is in and by physical work that the highest spirit must be manifested.

0 1968-08-28, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   All kinds of building styles, mostly new, inexpressible.
   These are not pictures seen, but places where I am.

0 1968-10-11, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This process of transformation, one does feel it must take place in the body, but might it not rather be after all a sort of condensation of power progressively building up around you or behind you, which would one day materialize into a being?
   Its possibleits possible, the thought occurred to me too.

0 1968-11-13, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   For instance, its habit of building possibilities, or foreseeing (we can hardly call it building or foreseeing its a sort of very dark thing deep down) possibilities and imagining events, with the whole pessimistic and dramatic side shown in all its ridiculousness. So then, I dont know, its obviously to learn to control and direct that, but At first sight, it just has to be swept away, its absolutely useless: you waste your time with it and make a bad job. You fill the atmosphere with a quantity of thoroughly disgusting formations with pulp-fiction imaginations.
   There is an attempt at control, but all that is still very, very dark.
  --
   Theres only one thing: like a building up of force a force that MIGHT be a Power. I do feel its slowly, slowly building up. So then, maybe thats what is vibrating and maybe theres an impatience to act? I dont know.
   But its not precise yet.

0 1969-06-28, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   They preach violence to us, or nonviolence. But these are two faces of the same Falsehood, the yes and no of the same impotence: the little saints have gone bankrupt with the rest, and others want to seize powerwhat power? That of the statesmen? Are we going to fight over the prison keys? Or to build another prison? Or do we really want to get out of it? Power does not flow from the barrel of a gun, neither does freedom flow from the bellies of the dead for thirty million years now, we have been building on corpses, on wars, on revolutions. And the drama is enacted over and over again. Perhaps the time has come to build on something else and find the key to the true Power?
   Its magnificent, mon petit!

0 1969-11-15, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Who will be the owner of lands and buildings?
   The supreme Lord.

0 1969-12-31, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   So then, for the rest, its the same to me, they will do as they like. They first thought of building a dwelling for me, but Ill never go, so its no use, its quite unnecessary. And to watch over the islet, it was agreed there would be a small house for H. who wanted to be there simply as a guard . Then R. had arranged a whole system of bridges to link that to the other bank. The other bank would be entirely made of gardens all around. Those gardens we thought of twelve gardens (dividing the distance into twelve), twelve gardens with each of them concentrated on one thing: a state of consciousness with the flowers representing it. And the twelfth garden would be in the islet, around (not around but beside) the Mandir with the tree, the banyan which is there. Thats what is at the center of the city. And there, there would be a repetition of the twelve gardens around, with the flowers arranged in the same way There are now two Americans here, husb and and wife, and the husb and studied there for more than a year the art of gardening, and he came here with that knowledge. So I asked him to start straight away preparing the plan for the inner garden: theyre working on it.
   But then, the answer is always the same: We have no money!
  --
   But before building the islet, we can begin building the temple itself Begin by lifting a pebble.
   Yes, we could do that.
  --
   That the Force is now at work is without a shadow of doubt. And there is such a great (how can I put it?) a very active will: NO RELIGION, no religion, no religious forms. Quite naturally, people immediately So thats why I have left them very free. That was why I didnt insist on building the center first, because thats in fact the cathedral of old, the temple of old, the whole thing of old (Mother makes a gesture of taking firm root), and then everything gets organized around that: a religionwe want NO religion.1
   Yes, but we can pull down something other than religion.

0 1970-01-03, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Id like them to start immediately, as soon as we have the plans. But there are two questions: first the plans (workers can be found), and then money. I think it can be done with this idea of building a small specimen (small, well, its a manner of speaking, because to hold a hundred people easily it will still have to be big enough), a small specimen to begin with. While building the small specimen well learn, and well build the big one when the city is finished that wont be right now.
   I told R. about it, and the next day he told me, Yes, but it will take time to prepare. (I said nothing of all Ive just told you, I just spoke of doing something.) Afterwards I had a vision of that room, so I no longer need anyone to see how it should be I know. Whats needed is an engineer more than an architect, because an architect It has to be as simple as possible.

0 1970-01-10, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then I told him how I felt the need for all of us to approach all this while living the experience inwardly and unitedlypeople from the East and the Westin a vast movement of love, because it is the only concrete possible for building something else.
   What he says is fine.
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   That underground passageway into the room People will enter some thirty feet away from the wall, at the foot of the urn. The urn will mark the starting point of the descent. Ill have to choose the exact direction. Then, later on, the urn might very well be INSIDE rather than outside the enclosure. So perhaps we could simply have a big wall all around, and then gardens. Between the surrounding wall and the building to be constructed, we can have gardens and the urn. And that wall will have an entrance (one or several ordinary gates), so that people will be able to move around in the garden.
   Then there will be certain conditions to be met before one is allowed to descend into the underground passage and emerge into the temple. It will have to be a bit initiatory: not quite like that, not just anyhow.

0 1970-01-17, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But at the Ashram, we have three centers doing building work: there is P. who looks after the maintenance of houses, A.S., and L. A. S. isnt equipped for that, and moreover he is too busy, because he doesnt have just building, he has all the cars and all those lands; now I consider he is fully occupied and he does his work well, so if we tried to give him too much, he couldnt do it well anymore. As for L., he is very interested and even said he would take care of bringing the white marble; he would himself go and choose it. He is very interested and if I told him to do it But that wouldnt be better.
   But thats not what he meant, he didnt mean at all a problem of construction: he meant the problem of having the disciples work with the Aurovilians. N., as an engineer, would look after the construction with the money collected, but the whole manpower would have to be provided by all the Ashram people mingling with the Aurovilians. Thats the idea.

0 1972-04-02a, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We enter the courtyard of a building, Satprem and I. We see sadfaced people. Head bent, solemn and silent. The Mother is dead. Everybody thinks that The Mother is dead.
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0 1972-04-04, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Auroville is burdened by a small group of people who are contaminating its life and spirit and jeopardizing its progress. They thwart any effort to implement safety and hygiene measures, working decisions, and they behave in contradiction to Aurovilles ideal. One solution would be to send some of these people back home and, for a certain period, to limit newcomers to those elements directly useful to the building of Auroville.
   We see that, in practice, this possibility has not been endorsed by you. Is the presence of these elementswhich according to us are undesirablenecessary to Auroville for reasons known to the Divine Consciousness? Are we supposed to build Auroville amidst the difficulties they represent? And are they useful to Aurovilles development?

0 1972-04-26, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   As for me, the purpose of this body is now simply: the Command and the Will of the Lord, so I can do as much groundwork as possible. But it isnt the Goal at all. You see, we dont know, we dont have the slightest knowledge of what the supramental life is. Therefore we dont know if this (Mother pinches the skin of her hand) can change enough to adapt or notand to tell the truth, I am not worried about it, its not a problem that preoccupies me too much; the problem I am preoccupied with is building that supramental consciousness So IT becomes the being. Its that consciousness which must become the being. Thats whats important. As for the rest, well see (its the same as worrying over a change of clothing). But it must truly be IT, you see. And in order to do that, all the consciousness contained in these cells must aggregate, form and organize itself into an independent conscious entity the consciousness in the cells must aggregate and form into a conscious entity capable of being conscious of Matter as well as conscious of the Supramental. Thats the thing. Thats what is being done. How far will we be able to go? I dont know.
   You understand?

02.02 - Lines of the Descent of Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Physical Science speaks of irreversibility and entropy in Nature's process. That is to say, it is stated that Nature is rushing down and running down: she is falling irrevocably from a higher to an ever lower potential of energy. The machine that Nature is, is driven by energy made available by a break-up of parts and particles constituting its substance. This katabolic process cannot be stopped or retraced; it can end only when the break-up ceases at dead equilibrium. You cannot lead the river up the channel to its source, it moves inevitably, unceasingly towards the sea in which it exhausts itself and finds its last repose andextinction. But whatever physical Science may say, the science of the spirit declares emphatically that Nature's process is reversible, that a growing entropy can be checked and countermanded: in other words, Nature's downward current resulting in a continual loss of energy and a break-up of substance is not the only process of her activity. This aspect is more than counterbalanced by another one of upward drive and building up, of re-energisation and re-integration. Indeed, evolution, as we have explained it, is nothing but such a process of synthesis and new creation.
   Evolution, which means the return movement of consciousness, consists, in its apparent and outward aspect, of two processes, or rather two parallel lines in a single process. First, there is the line of sublimation, that is to say, the lower purifies and modifies itself into the higher; the denser, the obscurer, the baser mode of consciousness is led into and becomes the finer, the clearer, the nobler mode. Thus it is that Matter rises into Life, Life into Psyche and Mind, Mind into Overmind and Supermind. Now this sublimation is not simply a process of refinement or elimination, something in the nature of our old Indian nivtti or pratyhra, or what Plotinus called epistrophe (a turning back, withdrawal or reabsorption): it includes and is attended by the process of integration also. That is to say, as the lower rises into the higher, the lower does not cease to exist thereby, it exists but lifted up into the higher, infused and modified by the higher. Thus when Matter yields Life, Matter is not destroyed: it means Life has appeared in Matter and exists in and through Matter and Matter thereby has attained a new mode and constitution, for it is no longer merely a bundle of chemical or mechanical reactions, it is instinct with life, it has become organic matter. Even so, when Lire arrives at Mind, it is not dissolved into Mind but both Life and Matter are taken up by the mental stuff, life becomes dynamic sentience and Matter is transformed into the grey substance of the brain. Matter thus has passed through a first transformation in Life and a second transformation in Mind; it awaits other transformations on other levels beyond Mind. Likewise, Life has passed through a first transformation in Mind and there are stages in this transformation. In the plant, Life is in its original pristine mode; in the animal, it has become sentient and centralised round a rudimentary desire-soul; in man, life-force is taken up by the higher mind and intelligence giving birth to idealism and ambition, dynamisms of a forward-looking purposive will.
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   Further down in the scale where life-force touches Matter, where Life is about to precipitate as Matter, appear beings of a still lower order, of smaller dimensions and magnitudes Imps, elfs, pixies, goblins, gnomes, fairies or dryads and naiads. There are even creatures or entities so close to Matter that they come into being and pass away with the building up and breaking of a definite pattern of material organisation. This individualisation of consciousness as beings or persons seems to disappear altogether when we enter the strictly material plane. There is here only an agglomeration of uniform dead particles.
   We have thus far followed the course of the break-up of Personality, from the original one supreme Person, through a continuous process of multiplication and disintegration, of parcellation and crystallisation into more and more small self-centred units, until we reach the final pulverisation as purely material physico-chemical atoms. Now with the reversal of consciousness, in its return movement, we have again a process of growth and building up of individuality and personality, with the awakening and ascension of consciousness from level to level on the physical plane and in the material embodiment, there occurs too an evolution of the personal aspect of the reality.
   We say that at the lowest level of involution, in Matter, where consciousness has zero magnitude, there is no personality or individuality. It is all a mechanical play of clashing particles that constantly fly apart or come together according to the force or the resultant of forces that act upon them. An individuality means a bounded form as its basis of reaction and a form that tends to persist and grow by assimilation; it means a centre of a definite manner and pattern of reaction. Individuality, in its literal sense, designates that which cannot be divided (in + dividus). Division is only another name for death for the particular entity. Even in the case of cell-division or self-division of some lower organisms, in the first instance the original living entity disappears and, secondly, the succeeding: entities, created by division, always re-form themselves again into integral wholes. A material particle, on the other hand, is divisible ad infinitum. We have been able to divide even an atom (which means also that which cannot be divided) to such an extent as to reduce it to a mere charge of energy, nay, we have sublimated it to a geometrical point. Individualisation starts with the coming of life. It is a ganglion of life-force round which a particular system of action and reaction weaves itself. The characteristic of individuality is that each one is unique, each relates itself to others and to the environment in its own way, each expresses itself, puts forth its energy, receives impacts from outside in a manner that distinguishes it from others. It is true this character of individuality is not very pronounced in the earlier or rudimentary forms of life. Still it is there: it grows and develops slowly along the ladder of evolution. Only in the higher animals it attains a clear and definite norm and form.

02.03 - An Aspect of Emergent Evolution, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   A question inevitably arises herewhat next? Once the evolutionary movement has reached the apex, does it stop there? After the apex, the Void? I t need not be so. The completion of the pyramid would mean simply the end of a particular order of creation, the creation in Ignorance. This is, indeed, what Sri Aurobindo envisages in his conception of the creation in supramental Gnosis. The evolutionary nisus, on its arrival at the apex, according to him crosses a borderland, leaps into another order of the world, of infinite Truth-Consciousness. Thereafter another new creation starts the building perhaps of another pyramid (if we want to continue the metaphor). The progression Of the evolutionary course is naturally expected to be an unending series. The pyramids rise tier upon tier ad infinitum. Only it is to be noted that in the basic pyramid the evolution starts from inconscience and moves from more ignorance to less ignorance through a gradually lessening density of darkness until the apex is reached where all shade of darkness is eliminated for ever. Beyond there is no mixture, however thin and diluted: it is a movement from light to light, from one expression of it to another, perhaps richer, but of the same quality.
   This, however, is an aspect of the problem with which we are not immediately concerned. There is one question with which we have omitted to deal but which is nearer to us and touches present actualities. We spoke of the emergence of the Deity and of the Supreme Deityafter Mind. The question is, how long after? I do not refer to the duration of time needed, but to the steps or the stages that have to be passed. For between Mind and Deity, certainly between Mind and the Supreme Deity (Purushottama, as we would say), there may presumably still lie a course of graded emergence. In fact, Sri Aurobindo speaks of the Overmind and the Supermind, as farther steps of the evolutionary progress coming after Mind. He says that Mind closes the interior hemisphere of man's nature and consciousness; with Overmind man enters into the higher sphere of the Spirit. In this view, the religious feeling or perception or conduct would be but an intermediary stage between Mind and Overmind. They are not really emergent properties, but reflections, faint echoes and promises of what is to come, mixed up with attributes of the present mentality. The Overmind brings in a true emergence.

02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  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
  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
  As if a magic building were undone,
  Night opened and vanished like a gulf of dream.

02.11 - New World-Conditions, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   True, there are contrary voices. But as one swallow does not make a summer, even so, many such voices cannot perpetuate the past. The name, even the form of Imperialism is there, but the substance of it is how much changed, if one goes behind! The British Empire, as it stands today, is composed of three strands, we may say: the first, the front line, consists of Canada and Australia, the second, of Ireland, Egypt and Irak, and the third, mainly of India. This graded pattern shows that it is something fluid and even progressive, there is nothing rigid and final about it. The very nature of the composition seems to exert a pressure working for an equality, an equilibrium of partnership building up a genuine Commonwealth. The model is catching. An Imperialistic Russia, that has found a new avatara in Stalin, has become a champion of federalism, as the best way of preserving the imperial integrity!
   India should consider the present situation with calmness, detachment and wisdom, not hark back to the past, brooding over the mistakes and misdeeds of her erstwhile masters they are no longer masters; yes, forgiving and forgetting, one must face squarely the new situation and make the best use of it. India, that claims a spiritual heritage and a high and hoary civilisation, can afford to be idealistic even and envisage a deeper and higher law of Nature, of universal harmony and solidarity, of conscious co-operation. Apart from that, if as practical men, we look to our self-interest, then also it will be wise for us to take up the same line of procedure, viz., what idealism demands. A nation too, like the individual, can be swayed by pride, prejudice, passion, a false sense of prestige and a spirit of vengeance. However natural these reactions may seem to be, in view of the conditions of their incidence, they possess, more often than not, the property of the boomerang, they hit back the originating source itself. It has been said, for example, that the origin of the present war the rise of Hitleris due to the Versailles Treaty that ended the last war, which was, in its turn a war of revenge having its origin on the field of Sedan; this campaign of 1870 again was the natural and inevitable outcome of the Napoleonic conquest. Thus there has been a seesaw movement in national relations without a definite issue. And pessimists of today aver that we are not come to the end of the spiral.

03.02 - The Philosopher as an Artist and Philosophy as an Art, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is a grain of this truth that is the substance and the core of all true art and philosophy. Philosophy works upon this secret strand by its logic, art by imaginationalthough logic and imagination may not be so incommensurable as they are commonly thought to be; even so, both art and philosophy arrive at the same result, viz., the building of a beautiful superstructure.
   This golden core of truth comes from elsewhere it is beyond the myic circle of art and philosophy. To have access to it, a lid overhead is to be broken throughra ther, as it is said, it is that that breaks through of its own accord and reveals its identity.

03.04 - The Vision and the Boon, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And in the pauses of the building brain
  Touched by the thoughts that skim the fathomless surge

03.11 - The Language Problem and India, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Space is a stillness of God building his earthly abode. 2
   But French too in her own inimitable way gives us glimpses of a beyond and otherwhere, as in these well-known lines of Baudelaire:

04.01 - The March of Civilisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The drive towards the building of Heaven upon earth and with earth, the materialisation of the Spirit on a cosmic scale, the remodelling of the whole human society in spiritual terms was the secret inspiring the other Semitic Revelation, that of Mohammed. The Arab Master sought to bring down and establish and express in life-force what the Rabi of Bethlehem saw and felt in the inner heartone was a lover, the other a servant warrior of God.
   Turning to India we find a fuller and completerif not a globalpicture of the whole movement. India, we may say, is the spiritual world itself: and she epitomised the curve of human progress in a clearer and more significant manner. Indian history, not its political but its cultural and spiritual history, divides itself naturally into great movements with corresponding epochs each dwelling upon and dealing with one domain in the hierarchy of man's consciousness. The stages and epochs are well known: they are(l) Vedic, (2) Upanishadic, (3) Darshanasroughly from Buddha to Shankara, (4) Puranic, (5) Bhagavataor the Age of Bhakti, and finally (6) the Tantric. The last does not mean that it is the latest revelation, the nearest to us in time, but that it represents a kind of complementary movement, it was there all along, for long at least, and in which the others find their fruition and consummation. We shall explain presently. The force of consciousness that came and moved and moulded the first and the earliest epoch was Revelation. It was a power of direct vision and occult will and cosmic perception. Its physical seat is somewhere behind and or just beyond the crown of the head: the peak of man's manifest being that received the first touch of Surya Savitri (the supreme Creative Consciousness) to whom it bowed down uttering the invocation mantra of Gayatri. The Ray then entered the head at the crown and illumined it: the force of consciousness that ruled there is Intuition, the immediate perception of truth and reality, the cosmic consciousness gathered and concentrated at that peak. That is Upanishadic knowledge. If the source and foundation of the Vedic initiation was occult vision, the Upanishad meant a pure and direct Ideation. The next stage in the coming down or propagation of the Light was when it reached further down into the brain and the philosophical outlook grew with rational understanding and discursive argumentation as the channel for expression, the power to be cultivated and the limb to be developed. The Age of the Darshanas or Systems of Philosophy started with the Buddha and continued till it reached its peak in Shankaracharya. The age sought to give a bright and strong mental, even an intellectual body to the spiritual light, the consciousness of the highest truth and reality. In the Puranic Age the vital being was touched by the light of the spirit and principally on the highest, the mental level of that domain. It meant the advent of the element of feeling and emotiveness and imagination into the play of the Light, the beginning of their reclamation. This was rendered more concrete and more vibrant and intense in the next stage of the movement. The whole emotional being was taken up into the travailing crucible of consciousness. We may name it also as the age of the Bhagavatas, god-lovers, Bhaktas. It reached its climax in Chaitanya whose physical passion for God denoted that the lower ranges of the vital being (its physical foundations) were now stirred in man to awake and to receive the Light. Finally remains the physical, the most material to be worked upon and made conscious and illumined. That was the task of the Tantras. Viewed in that light one can easily understand why especial stress was laid in that system upon the esoteric discipline of the five m's (pancha makra),all preoccupied with the handling and harnessing of the grossest physical instincts and the most material instruments. The Tantric discipline bases itself upon Nature Power coiled up in Matter: the release of that all-conquering force through a purification and opening into the consciousness of the Divine Mother, the transcendent creatrix of the universe. The dynamic materialising aspect of consciousness was what inspired the Tantras: the others forming the Vedantic line, on the whole, were based on the primacy of the static being, the Purusha, aloof and withdrawing.

04.02 - A Chapter of Human Evolution, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The intermediary faculty the Paraclete, which the Greeks brought to play is a corner-stone in the edifice of human progress. It is the formative power of the Mind which gives things their shape and disposition, their consistency and cogency as physical realities. There are deeper and higher sources in man, more direct, immediate and revealing, where things have their birth and origin; but this one is necessary for the embodiment, for the building up and maintenance of the subtler and profounder truths in an earthly structure, establish and fix them in the normal consciousness. The Socratic Dialogues are rightly placed at the start of the modern culture; they set the pattern of modern mentality. That rational turn of mind, that mental intelligence and understanding as elaborated, formulated, codified by the Aristotelian system was the light that shone through the Grco-Latin culture of the Roman days; that was behind the culture and civilisation of the Middle Ages. The changes and revolutions of later days, social or cultural, did not affect it, rather were based upon it and inspired by it. And even today our scientific culture maintains and continues the tradition.
   The Mind of Reason is a kind of steel-frame for other movements of consciousness pure ideas, imaginations or instinctive and sensory notions, or even secret intimations and visions of deeper truths and greater realitiesto take body, to find a local habitation and name and be firmly stabilised for experience or utilisation in physical life. There was indeed a hiatus in the human consciousness of the earlier period. Take, for example, the earliest human civilisation at its best, of which we have historical record, the Vedic culture of India: human consciousness is here at its optimum, its depth and height is a thing of wonder. But between that world, an almost occult world and this world of the physical senses there is a gap. That world was occult precisely because of this gap. The physical life and mind could translate and represent the supra-physical only in figures and symbols; the impact was direct, but it expressed itself in hieroglyphs. Life itself was more or less a life of rites and ceremonies, and mind a field of metaphors and legends and parables. The parable, the myth was an inevitability with this type of consciousness and in such a world. The language spoken was also one of images and figures, expressing ideas and perceptions not in the abstract but as concrete objects, represented through concrete objects. It is the Mind of Reason that brought in the age of philosophy, the age of pure and abstract ideas, of the analytic language. A significant point to note is that it was in the Greek language that the pre-position, the backbone almost of the analytical language, started to have an independent and autonomous status. With the Greeks dawned the spirit of Science.

05.01 - Man and the Gods, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Human understanding, we know, is a tangled skein of light and shademore shade perhaps than lightof knowledge and ignorance, of ignorance straining towards knowledge. And yet this limited and earthly frame that mind is has something to give which even the overmind of the gods does not possess and needs. It is indeed a frame, even though perhaps a steel frame, to hold and fix the pattern of knowledge, that arranges, classifies, consolidates effective ideas, as they are translated into facts and events. It has not the initiative, the creative power of the vision of a god, but it is an indispensable aid, a precious instrument for the canalisation and expression of that vision, for the intimate application of the divine inspiration to physical life and external conduct. If nothing else, it is a sort of blue print which an engineer of life cannot forego if he has to execute his work of building a new life accurately and beautifully and perfectly.
   III

05.04 - The Immortal Person, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   And yet the building up of an abiding individual is the secret urge of Nature's evolution: it is the hidden spring of human aspiration and the purpose of God's creation. Not mere disparate particlesof substance or energy or consciousness breaking up constantly and scattering and finally dissolving into the void (the great law of Running Downor as the Veda figures it, tucchyena abwapihitamabsorbed by the infinitesimal)but a gathering of elements, integrating them into organic wholes, moulding definite forces into definite formssuch is the secret plan behind. Indeed, ego is the first formation, the original instrument which Nature fashioned to carry out this object of hers.
   Ego means a hardened core that is not easily broken by the impact of forces. It delimits, ,cuts out, endeavours to maintain its formation by a strong violent self-assertion. Ego is a helper, but also it is a bar. It assists the first formation but delays and obstructs the true and final formation. For the ego is a formation, an individual formation, but on the level of universal Nature: it is of a piece with the normal cosmic movement, only bounded by a peripheral line. In the general expanse it puts up enclosures and preserves and fencings; the constituting elements remaining the same in substance and quality. Even the delimitation is illusory in reality, it is something like the membrane in the body separating the different functional organs, rigid yet allowing interaction and interpenetration. That is why, when death removes the outward fencing, the individuality also cannot long maintain itself and merges into the general. We may look upon egoism as a kind of artificial or experimental individuality, a laboratory formation, as it were, tried and developed under given conditions. In fact, however, egoism is a shadow or an echo upon this side of our nature of the true individuality which lies and comes from elsewhere.

05.05 - In Quest of Reality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   One remarkable thing in the material world that has always attracted and captivated man's attention, since almost the very dawn of his consciousness, is the existence of a pattern, of an artistic layout in the composition and movement of material things. When the Vedic Rishi sings out: "These countless stars that appear glistening night after night, where do they vanish during the day?" he is awed by the inviolable rhythm of the Universe, which other sages in other climes sang as the music of the spheres. The presence of Design in Nature has been in the eyes of Believers an incontrovertible proof of the existence of a Designer. What we want to say is not that a watch (if we regard the universe as a watch) presupposes the existence of a watch-maker: we say the pattern itself is the expression of an idea, it involves a conception not imposed or projected from outside but inherent in itself. The Greek view of the artist's mode of operation is very illuminating in this connection. The artist, according to this view, when he carves out a statue for example, does not impose upon the stone a figure that he has only in his mind, but that the stone itself contains the figure, the artist has the vision to see it, his chisel follows the lines he sees imbedded in the stone. It is why we say that the geometry in the structure of a crystal or an atom or an astronomical system, the balance and harmony, the symmetry and polarity that govern the composition of objects and their relations, the blend of colour schemes, the marshalling of lines and the building of volumes, in a word, the artistic make-up, perfect in detail and in the ensemble that characterise all nature's body and limbs and finally the mathematical laws that embrace and picture as it were Nature's movements, all point to the existence of a truth, a reality whose characteristic marks are or are very much like those of consciousness and Idea-Force. We fight shy of the wordconsciousness for it brings in a whole association of anthropomorphism and pathetic fallacy. But in our anxiety to avoid a ditch let us not fall over a precipice. If it is blindness to see nothing but the spirit, it is not vision to see nothing but Matter.
   A hypothesis, however revolutionary or unorthodox it may seem for the moment, has to be tested by its effective application, in its successful working out. All scientific discoveries in the beginning appear as inconveniences that upset the known and accepted order. Copernicus, Newton, Galileo, Kepler, Maxwell or Einstein in our day enunciated principles that were not obvious sense-given axioms. These are at the outset more or less postulates that have to be judged by their applicability.

05.11 - The Soul of a Nation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   A nation is a living personality; it has a soul, even like a human individual. The soul of a nation is also a psychic being, that is to say, a conscious being, a formation out of the Divine Consciousness and in direct contact with it, a power and aspect of Mahashakti. A nation is not merely the sum total of the individuals that compose it, but a collective personality of which the individuals are as it were cells, like the cells of a living and conscious organism. The psychic being or soul of a nation is indeed conscious; it knows its raison d'tre, its life purpose, its destiny, the role it has to play in the divine scheme as the divine instrument. And its will for it has a will, the expression of its consciousness, the Divine's impulse in and through itis inevitable, sooner or later it will fulfil itself. Even like the soul of a man, the nation's soul is behind all the movements that form its external life, supporting, building, guiding its political, economic, social or cultural make-up. The individual can know of and come in contact with the nation's soul in and through his own soul. When one becomes conscious of his psychic being then only one is in a condition to be conscious of the psychic being of the collective person of his nation or the nation with which he has inner affinity.
   There are periods in the life cycle of a nation, critical moments, when it is in deadly peril, when its very existence is threatened, attacked by enemy forces either from within or from without. Such was the case when, for example, Britain was invaded by the Spanish Armada or when France was being subjugated by England. Those were very anxious times, but in each instance the soul of the nation came forward and inspired the nation to react and go through the ordeal and survive. Jeanne d'Arc may be considered as the embodiment of France's national soul, as on a still earlier occasion that same soul embodied itself in St. Genevieve. But a nation may fall on much more evil days, namely, when it loses contact with its very soul, goes astray, its life movement taking a wrong curve. A nation can deny its soul, even as an individual may and the result is disaster. Germany is a terrible example of such a tragedy in our own day.

05.13 - Darshana and Philosophy, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   European thought, European philosophy particularly, moves under the aegis of the Mind. It takes its stand within the Mind and from there tries to reach out to truths and realities; and therefore, however far it goes, its highest flights of perception, its most intimate contacts with spirit-truths are 'sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought'. The Indian standpoint, on the contrary, is first to contact the truth by a direct realisationthrough meditation, concentration, an uplifting and a deepening of the consciousness, through Yoga, spiritual discipline, and then endeavour to express the truth thus realised, directly intuited or revealed, through mental terms, to make it familiar and communicable to the normal intelligence. Mind, so subordinated and keyed to a new rhythm, becomes, as far as it is possible for it, a channel, a vehicle and not a veil. All the main systems of Indian philosophy have this characteristic as their background. Each stands on a definite experience, a spiritual realisation, a direct contact with an aspect of truth and in and -through that seeks to give a world-view, building "up an intellectual system, marshalling rational conclusions that are natural to it or derive inevitably from it. In the Upanishads, which preceded the Darshanas, the spiritual realisations were not yet mentally systematised or logically buttressed: truths were delivered there as self-evident statements, as certitudes luminous in their own au thenticity. We accept them without question and take them into our consciousness as forming its fundamental norms, structuring its most intimate inscape. This is darana, seeing, as philosophy is named in India. One sees the truth or reality and describes it as it is seen, its limbs and gestures, its constituents and functions. Philosophy here is fundamentally a recording of one's vision and a translation or presentation of it in mental terms.
   The procedure of European philosophy is different. There the reason or the mental light is the starting-point. That light is cast about: one collects facts, one observes things and happenings and then proceeds to find out a general trutha law, a hypothesisjustified by such observations. But as a matter of fact this is the ostensible method: it is only a make-believe. For mind and reason are not normally so neutral and impersonal, a tabula rasa. The observer already comes into the field with a definite observational angle and a settled viewpoint. The precise sciences of today have almost foundered on this question of the observer entering inextricably into his observations and vitiating them. So in philosophy too as it is practised in Europe, on a closer observation, if the observer is carefully observed, one finds not unoften a core of suppositions, major premises taken for granted hidden behind the logical apparatus. In other words, even a hardened philosopher cherishes at the back of his mind a priorijudgments and his whole philosophy is only a rationalisation of an inner prejudgment, almost a window-dressing of a perception that came to him direct and in other secret ways. That was what Kant meant when he made the famous distinction between the Pure and the Practical Reason and their categories. Only the direct perceptions, the spiritual realisations are so much imbedded behind, covered so much with the mist of mind's struggle and tension and imaginative construction that it is not always easy to disengage the pure metal from the ore.

05.14 - The Sanctity of the Individual, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The sanctity of the individual, the value of the human person is one of the cardinal articles of faith of the modern consciousness. Only it has very many avatars. One such has been the characteristic mark of the group of philosophers (and mystics) who are nowadays making a great noise under the name of Existentialists. The individual personality exists, they say, and its nature is freedom. In other words, it chooses, as it likes, its course of life, at every step, and Creates its destiny. This freedom, however, may lead man and will inevitably lead him, according to one section of the group, to the perception and realisation of God, an infinite in which the individual finite lives and moves and has his being; according to others, the same may lead to a very different consummation, to Nothingness, the Great Void, Nihil. All existence is bounded by something unknown and intangible which differs according to your luck or taste,one would almost say to your line of approach, put philosophically, according either to the positive pole or the negative, God or Non-existence. The second alternative seems to be an inevitable corollary of the particular conception of the individual that is entertained by some, viz.,the individual existing only in relation to individuals. Indeed the leader of the French school, Jean-Paul Sartrenot a negligible playwright and novelistseems to conceive the individual as nothing more than the image formed in other individuals with whom he comes in contact. Existence literally means standing out or outside (ex+sistet), coming out of one-self and living in other's consciousnessas one sees one's exact image in another's eye. It is not however the old-world mystic experience of finding one's self in other selves. For here we have an exclusively level or horizontal view of the human personality. The personality is not seen in depth or height, but in line with the normal phenomenal formation. It looks as though, to save personality from the impersonal dissolution to which all monistic idealism leads, the present conception seeks to hinge all personalities upon each other so that they may stand by and confirm each other. But the actual result seems to have been not less calamitous. When we form and fashion each other, we are not building with anything more substantial than sand. Personalities are thus mere eddies in the swirl of cosmic life, they rise up and die down, separate and melt into each other and have no consistency and no reality in the end. The freedom too which is ascribed to such individuals, even when they feel it so, is only a sham and a make-believe. Within Nature nothing is free, all is mechanical lawKarma is supreme. The Sankhya posits indeed many Purushas, free, lodged in the midst of Prakriti, but there the Purusha is hardly an active agent, it is only an inactive, passive, almost impotent, witness. The Existentialist, on the contrary, seeks to make of the individual an active agent; he is not merely being, imbedded or merged in the original Dasein, mere existence, but becoming, the entity that has come out, stood out in its will and consciousness, articulated itself in name and form and act. But the person that stands out as part and parcel of Prakriti, the cosmic movement, is, as we have said, only an instrument, a mode of that universal Nature. The true person that informs that apparent formulation is something else. .
   To be a person, it is said, one must be apart from the crowd. A person is the "single one", one who has attained his singularity, his individual wholeness. And the life's work for each individual person is to make the crowd no longer a crowd, but an association of single ones. But how can this be done? It is not simply by separating oneself from the crowd, by dwelling upon oneself that one can develop into one's true person. The individuals, even when perfect single ones, do not exist by themselves or in and through one another. The mystic or spiritual perception posits the Spirit or God, the All-self as the background and substance of all the selves. Indeed, it is only when one finds and is identified with the Divine in oneself that one is in a position to attain one's true selfhood and find oneself in other selves. And the re-creation of a crowd into such divine individuals is a cosmic work in which the individual is at best a collaborator, not the master and dispenser. Anyway, one has to come out of the human relationship, rise above the give-and-take of human individualshowever completely individual each one may beand establish oneself in the Divine's consciousness which is the golden thread upon which is strung all the assembly of individuals. It is only in and through the Divine, the Spiritual Reality and Person, that one enters into true relation and dynamic harmony with others.

05.19 - Lone to the Lone, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   When one is a member of the crowd, he has no personality or individuality, he is an amorphous mass, moving helplessly in the current of life, driven by Nature-force as it pleases her: spiritual life begins by withdrawing oneself from this flow of Ignorance and building up or taking cognisance of one's true person and being. When one possesses oneself integrally, is settled in the armature of one's spirit self, he has most naturally turned away from the inferior personalities of his own being and the comradeship also of people in bondage and ignorance. But then one need not stop at this purely negative poise: one can move up and arrive at a positive status, a new revaluation and reaffirmation. For when the divine selfhood is attained, one is no longer sole or solitary. Indeed, the solitariness or loneliness that is attributed to the spiritual status is a human way of viewing the experience: that is the impression left on the normal mind consciousness when the Purusha soars out of it, upwards from the life of the world to the life of the Spirit. But the soul, the true spiritual being in the individual, is not and cannot be an isolated entity; the nature of the spiritual consciousness is first transcendence, no doubt, transcendence of the merely temporal and ephemeral, but it is also universalisation, that is to say, the cosmic realisation that has its classic expression in the famous mantra of the Gita, he who sees himself in other selves and other selves in his own self. In that status "own" and "other" are not distinct or contrary things, but aspects of the one and the same reality, different stresses in one rhythm.
   The flight then represents the freedom, the movement in height of the soul; but there is also the other, the horizontal movement leading to expansiveness and comprehension. One is transcendental, the other global or cosmic. First we have to reject, reject the false formations one by one (sheath by sheath, as it is described in the Upanishads) and arrive at the purest core of truth and reality; but again we have to come back, take up a new, the true formation. What was renounced has to be reintegrated in the divine becoming. While we are in Ignorance, our relations with men and the world are false and, ignorant, but once we attain our true self, we find the same self in men and things and we have no more revulsion for themtato na vijigupsate.

07.02 - The Spiral Universe, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Nature has a plan of its own. It is not like the coherent rational plan of man. Nature's plan is made of an aspiration, a decision and a goal. But the way is quite fantastic, so it appears to man. Nature seems to move from moment to moment, under the stress of the occasion; there are advances, withdrawals, trials, contradictions, demolitions of things, laborious building up, and again throwing down. It is a complete chaos. She begins a thing, leaves it half done, takes up another, rejects one thing altogether, begins anew something left off, makes, remakes, unmakes, separates, mixes up. She follows a million lines of advance at the same time but not from the same point and each with its own speed and rhythm. There is such a tangle that seems to make no sense. Still there is a plan, she pursues an object which seems to be very clear to her, although veiled to the human eye. The spiral globe I spoke of was meant to give some idea of this complex unity in Nature's plan.
   You can bring in a better order, with less waste and more efficiency, a more conscious organisation. But for that man must change his own inner organisation first. In his own consciousness and being he must bring out a new order, a new cosmos.

07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And this harmonic building of world-fact,
  This ordered knowledge of apparent things.

07.37 - The Psychic Being, Some Mysteries, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There are two kinds of progress in the psychic and they are very different. One consists in its formation and building and organisation; for the psychic begins by being only a little divine spark hidden in the inner person and out of this spark comes and gradually develops an independent conscious person who has his own will and activity. As I say, the psychic being is originally like a spark from the divine consciousness: it grows into a conscious individuality through the experiences of successive lives. This progress then is like the progress of the growing child. It is a thing in formation and it remains so for a long time in most human beings. It is not a fully individualised being there, not fully conscious and master of itself; it needs many births, one after another, to build itself and become fully conscious. In the end, however, there does come a time when it is a completed personality, fully individualised, fully conscious of itself and its destiny. When such a psychic being incarnates in a human being, it makes a great difference. For the man is born free, so to say, he is not bound to his circumstances, his surroundings or his origin or atavism, like ordinary people. When he comes upon earth, he feels he has a work to do in the world, he has a mission to fulfil. To that extent then his cycle of progress is completed, that is to say, he has no more need to take birth in a body to make further progress. Till then rebirth is a necessity, it is compulsory; for it is through reincarnation i.e. by taking up a new body that he progresses, develops and grows. It is in the physical life and in the physical body that the soul slowly builds itself until it becomes a fully conscious being. But once it is fully formed, it is free either to take birth or not to do so at will. There then one kind of progress comes to an end. But if the fully formed being now wishes to become an instrument for the work of the Divine, if it chooses to be a worker upon earth to help in the fulfilment of the cosmic purpose of the Divine, instead of going away and resting in the psychic bliss of its own world, then he has to make a new kind of progress, a progress towards capacity to work, to organise and execute the work, to express and embody the will of the Divine. As long as the world continues, as long as he chooses to work for the Divine, he will continue to progress. But if he wishes to withdraw into the psychic world and gives up or refuses to work for the divine Plan, then he can remain in the static state beyond the range of progress. For, as I have said, progress exists only upon earth in the physical world. You cannot progress everywhere. In the psychic world there is a kind of blissful repose. You remain what and where you are without moving.
   Everything upon earth progresses, has to progress. All men, without exception, even those who have no sense of the psychic, whether they wish it or not, must progress. The psychic progresses in them in spite of themselves and they have to follow the curve of its growth and development. That is to say, man ascends in the scale of life and grows, grows exactly as a child does. In the process of growth there comes a time when one reaches the summit and one changes the direction or the plane of progress. At the outset there is the purely physical progress, like that of the child; then there comes the mental progress, later on the psychic progress and the spiritual progress, so that unless progress changes it direction, when it has reached its limit on a particular level, one has to come down the curve, that is to say, instead of progression there will be retrogression, which means in the end disintegration and decomposition. Precisely because in the purely physical world there cannot be a perpetual and constant progress, there is in this domain this curve of growth, apogee, decline and decomposition. All that does not advance must recede. This is exactly what happens in the domain of matter. Matter does not know how to progress indefinitely, it has not learnt it; so after a time it is tired of progressing or growing. Given this constitution, one cannot go beyond a limit. But there is in man side by side with his physical growth, a vital growth and a mental growth as well. The mental especially can progress long after the body has ceased to progress. The body does not grow; even when it is declining, the mind still can continue to grow, to rise to higher heights. There is a mental ascension contrariwise to the physical descent. But they who do Yoga, who become conscious of their psychic being and are identified with it, who live with its life, never cease to progress, they move upward till the last breath of their life; even when they die their progress does not stop. The body is on the decline, because it cannot keep pace with the inner march forward, it cannot transform itself and mould itself into the rhythm of the inner consciousness. The discrepancy increases so much between the two, that there is a snap at the end and that is death. However, on the purely spiritual level too there is no progress. The domain of the pure spirit means a static condition; there is no progressive movement there, for it is beyond the field of progress, beyond all manifestation. For when you are merged in the Spirit, you have come out of creation and there is no question of progress, or even of any movement.

07.42 - The Nature and Destiny of Art, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In ancient times, in the great ages, in Greece, for example or even during the Italian Renaissance, particularly, however, in Greece and in Egypt, they erected buildings, constructed monuments for the sake of public utility. Their buildings were meant for the most part to be temples, sanctuaries to lodge their gods and deities. What they had in view was something total, whole and entire, beautiful and complete in itself. That was the purpose of architecture embodying the harmony of sweeping and majestic lines: sculpture was a part of architecture supplying details of expression and even painting came up to complete the expression: but the whole held together in a coordinated unity which was the monument itself. The sculpture was for the monument, the painting was for the monument; it was not that each was separate from the other and existed for itself and one did not know why it was there. In India, when a temple was being built, for example, what was aimed at was a total creation, all the parts combined to give effect to one end, to make a beautiful vesture for God, the one object of their adoration. All the great epochs of art were of this kind. But in modern times, in the latter part of the last century, Art' became a matter of business. A painting was done in order to be sold. You do your paintings, put each one in a frame and place them side by side or group them, that is, lump them together without much reason. The same with regard to sculpture. You make a statue and set it up anywhere without any connection whatsoever with the surroundings. It is always something foreign, extraneous in its setting, like a mushroom or a parasite. The thing in itself may not be quite ugly, but it is out of place, it is not part of an organic whole. We exhibit art today. Indeed, it is exhibitionism, it is the showing off of cleverness, talent, skill, virtuosity. A piece of architecture does not incarnate a living force as it used to do once upon a time. It is no longer the expression of an aspiration, of something that uplifts the spirit nor the expression of the magnificence of the Divine whose dwelling it is meant to be. You build houses here and there pell-mell or somehow juxtaposed without any coordinating idea governing them, without any relation to the environment where they are situated. When you enter a house, it is the same thing. A bit of painting here, a bit of sculpture there, some objects of art in one corner, a few others in another. Yes, it is an exhibition, a museum, a kaleidoscopic collection. It gives a shock to the truly sensitive artistic taste.
   I do not say that a museum is not necessary or useful. It is a good means of education, that is to say, getting information about what other people or other epochs did. It is an aid to the historic knowledge of things. But it is far from being artistic. A museum is not the place where art can find its highest or its true expression. There is an art which seeks to coordinate, integrate distinct, discrete, contrary objects. It is called decorative art. And in so far as this art is successful, we are a step forward even in these days towards true art.

08.34 - To Melt into the Divine, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   One needs years of labourorganising, selecting, building up very diligently, very carefully, very rationally, very cohesively, in order simply to form oneself: to form this simple thing, for example, to think in one's own way. You believe you think in your own way, you do not know how much you depend for your thoughts upon the people you speak to, upon the books that you read, upon your varying moods; yes, it depends not unoften upon your good or bad digestion, upon the fact of your being closed in a room or free in the open air, upon the scenery around you, upon sun or shower. You do not notice it, but you think of different things in different ways according to conditions or situations which have nothing to do with your own self. So, I say, to have your thoughts coordinated, cohesive, logical, you would need a long, very long work in minute details. And then, that is the most important part of the thing, when you have come to a beautiful mental structure, well-shaped, very strong, very powerful, the first thing you will be told to do is that you must break it up, if you wish to be united with the Divine! And unless and until you have done that first part you cannot do the second part, unless you form yourself you cannot give yourself, you would have nothing to give to the Divine. You are nothing more than a mass of inchoate things which are not yourself. First you must exist, you must be, before you can give yourself.
   At the present moment in the actual state of things what one can give to the Divine is one's body. But that is precisely the thing that one does not give. Yes, try to consecrate your work, your bodily labour; even there, there are so many things that are not true or correct.

09.03 - The Psychic Being, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The progress of the psychic consists in its formation, building and organisation. It grows into a conscious individuality through successive lives; for there can be progress only upon earth, in the physical world; it is not possible everywhere. In the psychic world there is a kind of rest, full of beatitude. One remains there as one is, still, without moving.
   The progress is like the progress of a child that grows. It is a continuous growth. For a long time, in most human beings the psychic is a continuously growing entity. It is not a fully individualised, fully conscious being and master of itself. It needs to be born in many lives one after another so that it may build itself and become fully conscious.

10.01 - Cycles of Creation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The first step in this momentous movement has been taken, the first act achieved, for the supramental is now here established in the earth's atmosphere and is already percolating into general human consciousness. It is no longer a far-off object residing away in its own home, its higher transcendent status, but a concrete reality as something like earth's own. It is at work in this material envelope, this animal encasing of humanity and is vigorously transforming, demolishing and building, preparing the new structure.
   The embodiment of the supramental, the supramental consciousness in its supramental body is indeed even now rather a far-off event. But the beginning of a supramentalised humanity, a section of it as the spearhead is quite a possibility in a comparatively near future. A race of elite in whom the grosser elements of humanhood, its physical animality and mentality have been purified of their dross, refined into something of the pure luminous reflection of the higher consciousness that is the immediate end for which the new force seems to be labouring. And the consequence too of this achievement is expected to be also very considerable. The whole human race or even a majority of it is not likely to be transfigured into the elite, the race of the pioneers just referred to. The advent or the preparation of such a body will in its turn naturally influence the rest of mankind and act so effectively and largely that the human race in general will put on a different aspect, the aspect of a humanity not of the Kaliyuga but of the Satyayuga. That is what the general human mind has been aspiring for and calling "Ramarajya". A humanity with a radiant mind, a purified, generous, unegoistic, yet creative vital and a physical consciousness enjoying, revealing, building forms of true beauty seems to be a nearer and intermediary probability and animal-born humanity retaining its normal animal structure, still outgrowing its grosser movements and instincts, controlling and guiding, modifying and utilising them to higher purposes (Pashupati) may well be a happy stage towards the final appearance of the supramental race wholly transcending the frame of animality, born and existing in the purely supramental way.
   A supramentalised material universe or rather physical earth may itself put on a different, a radiant appearance and also the beings and creatures of the other levels of life and physical existence may also undergo a sea change, but of that nothing need be or can be previewed at present.

10.04 - Lord of Time, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  6 in the open courtyard of the father's building
  The joy of life that Monju calls sweet

1.00b - DIVISION B - THE PERSONALITY RAY AND FIRE BY FRICTION, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  The karma [xxxi]31, [xxxii]32, [xxxiii]33 of matter itself is an abstruse subject and has as yet scarcely been hinted at. It is nevertheless indissolubly mixed up with the karma of the individual. It involves a control of the evolution of the monadic essence, the elemental essence and of the atomic matter of the plane; it is concerned with the development of the four spirillae, with their activity, with their attachment to forms when atomic, and with the development of the inner latent heat and its gradual fiery increase until we have within the atom a repetition of what is seen within the causal body: the destruction of the periphery of the atom by the means of burning. It deals with the subject of the building of matter into form by the interaction of the two rays, the Divine and the Primordial, producing thereby that fire by friction which tends to life and fusing.
  The karma of form is likewise a vast subject, too [76] involved for average comprehension but a factor of real importance which should not be overlooked in connection with the evolution of a world, a synthesis of worlds, or of a system when viewed from higher levels. Everything is, in its totality, the result of action taken by cosmic Essences and Entities in earlier solar systems, which is working out through the individual atoms, and through those congeries of atoms which we call forms. The effect of the personality Ray upon the internal fires is therefore, in effect, the result of the influence of the planetary Logos of whatever ray is implicated, as He works out that portion of Karma which falls to His share in any one cycle, greater or lesser. He thus brings about and eventually transmutes, the effects of causes which He set in motion earlier in relation to His six Brothers, the other planetary Logoi. We get an illustrative parallel in the effect which one individual will have upon another in worldly contact, in moulding and influencing, in stimulating or retarding. We have to remember that all fundamental influence and effects are felt on the astral plane and work thence through the etheric to the dense physical thereby bringing matter under its sphere of influence, yet not itself originating on the physical plane.

1.00c - DIVISION C - THE ETHERIC BODY AND PRANA, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  Second. In the study of the etheric body and prana lies the revelation of the effects of those rays of the sun which (for lack of better expression), we will call "solar pranic emanations." These solar pranic emanations are the produced effect of the central heat of the sun approaching other bodies within the solar system by one of the three main channels of contact, and producing on the bodies then contacted certain effects differing somewhat from those produced by the other emanations. These effects might be considered as definitely stimulating and constructive, and (through their essential quality) as producing conditions that further the growth of cellular matter, and concern its adjustment to environing conditions; they concern likewise the internal health (demonstrating as the heat of the atom and its consequent activity) and the uniform evolution of the form of which that particular atom of matter forms a constituent part. Emanative prana does little in connection with [79] form building; that is not its province, but it conserves the form through the preservation of the health of its component parts. Other rays of the sun act differently, upon the forms and upon their substance. Some perform the work of the Destroyer of forms, and others carry on the work of cohering and of attracting; the work of the Destroyer and of the Preserver is carried on under the Law of Attraction and Repulsion. Some rays definitely produce accelerated motion, others produce retardation. The ones we are dealing with herepranic solar emanationswork within the four ethers, that matter which (though physical) is not as yet objectively visible to the eye of man. They are the basis of all physical plane life considered solely in connection with the life of the physical plane atoms of matter, their inherent heat and their rotary motion. These emanations are the basis of that "fire by friction" which demonstrates in the activity of matter.
  Finally, in the study of the etheric body and prana comes comprehension of the method of logoic manifestation, and therefore much of interest to the metaphysician, and all abstract thinkers. The etheric body of man holds hid the secret of his objectivity. It has its correspondence on the archetypal plane,the plane we call that of the divine manifestation, the first plane of our solar system, the plane Adi. The matter of that highest plane is called often the "sea of fire" and it is the root of the akasha, the term applied to the substance of the second plane of manifestation. Let us trace the analogy a little more in detail, for in its just apprehension will be found much of illumination and much that will serve to elucidate problems both macrocosmic and microcosmic. We will begin with man and his etheric body.
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  There is a close connection between the spleen and the top of the head in connection with the etheric body. The organ of the spleen has an interesting correspondence to the umbilical cord which attaches an infant to the mother for purposes of nourishment, and which is separated at birth. When a man starts to live his own life of conscious desire, when a man is born into a new world of a subtler form of life, that interlaced cord of etheric matter (which had united him to his physical body) is broken; the "silver cord is loosed" and the man severs his connection with the dense physical body and passes out through the highest center of the body instead of the lowest to life in a higher world and of another dimension. So it will be found in all the bodies and sheaths of the microcosm, for the analogy will persist on all planes during manifestation. When more scientific knowledge has been gained it will be found that the same procedure on a larger scale, takes place in planetary manifestation. A planet is but the body of a planetary Logos, that body being etheric, and the Logos expressing Himself through it and building upon the etheric scaffolding a vehicle of manifestation. The MOON once was the body of expression for one of the Logoi; the Earth now is, and the cycles change continuously. The centre of escape for the etheric body is found likewise in a physical planet, and the planetary silver cord is loosed at the time appointed; but the times and cycles, their commencement and termination are hid in the mysteries of Initiation, and do not concern us.
  Again in the solar system itself similar action will eventuate at the close of a Mahamanvantara. The Logos will withdraw within Himself, abstracting His three major principles. [xxxvii]37 His body of manifestation the Sun [87] and the seven sacred Planets, all existing in etheric matterwill withdraw from objectivity and become obscured. From the usual physical standpoint, the light of the system will go out. This will be succeeded by a gradual inbreathing until He shall have gathered all unto Himself; the etheric will cease to exist, and the web will be no more. Full consciousness will be achieved, and in the moment of achievement existence or entified manifestation will cease. All will be reabsorbed within the Absolute; pralaya, [xxxviii]38 or the cosmic heaven of rest will then ensue, and the Voice of the Silence will be heard no more. The reverberations of the WORD will die away, and the "Silence of the High Places" will reign supreme.
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  Hence, when the pranic vehicle is working perfectly in all three groups, human, planetary and solar, the union with latent fire will be accomplished. Here lies [103] the reason for the emphasis laid on the necessity for building pure, refined physical vehicles. The more refined and rarefied the form, the better a receiver of prana will it be, and the less will be the resistance found to the uprising of kundalini at the appointed time. Coarse matter and crude immature physical bodies are a menace to the occultist, and no true seer will be found with a body of a gross quality. The dangers of disruption are too great, and the menace of disintegration by fire too awful. Once in the history of the race (in Lemurian days) this was seen in the destruction of the race and the continents by means of fire. [xlvi]45 The Guides of the race at that time availed Themselves of just this very thing to bring about the finish of an inadequate form. The latent fire of matter (as seen in volcanic display, for instance) and the radiatory fire of the system were combined. Planetary kundalini and solar emanation rushed into conjunction, and the work of destruction was accomplished. The same thing may again be seen, only in matter of the second ether, and the effects therefore will be less severe owing to the rarity of this ether and the comparatively greater refinement of the vehicles.
  We might here note a fact of interest, though of a mystery insoluble as yet to most of us, and that is, that these destructions by fire are part of the tests by fire of an initiation of that one of the Heavenly Men Whose karma is bound up with our earth.
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  e. By the withdrawal of the life, the form should gradually dissipate. The reflex action here is interesting to note, for the greater Builders and Devas who are the [133] active agents during manifestation, and who hold the form in coherent shape, transmuting, applying and circulating the pranic emanations, likewise lose their attraction to the matter of the form, and turn their attention elsewhere. On the path of out-breathing (whether human, planetary or logoic) these building devas (on the same Ray as the unit desiring manifestation, or on a complementary Ray) are attracted by his will and desire, and perform their office of construction. On the path of in-breathing (whether human, planetary or logoic) they are no longer attracted, and the form begins to dissipate. They withdraw their interest and the forces (likewise entities) who are the agents of destruction, carry on their necessary work of breaking up the form; they scatter itas it is occultly expressedto "The four winds of Heaven," or to the regions of the four breaths,a fourfold separation and distribution. A hint is here given for careful consideration.
  Though no pictures have been drawn of death bed scenes nor of the dramatic escape of the palpitating etheric body from the centre in the head, as might have been anticipated, yet some of the rules and purposes governing this withdrawal have been mentioned. We have seen how the aim of each life (whether human, planetary or solar) should be the effecting and the carrying out of a definite purpose. This purpose is the development of a more adequate form for the use of the spirit; and when this purpose is achieved then the Indweller turns his attention away, and the form disintegrates, having served his need. This is not always the case in every human life nor even in each planetary cycle. The mystery of the moon is the mystery of failure. This leads, when comprehended, to a life of dignity and offers an aim worthy of our best endeavour. When this angle of truth is universally recognised, as it will be when the intelligence of the race suffices, then evolution will proceed with certainty, and the failures be less numerous.

1.00d - DIVISION D - KUNDALINI AND THE SPINE, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  No more can be imparted concerning this subject. He who directs his efforts to the control of the fires of matter, is (with a dangerous certainty) playing with a fire that may literally destroy him. He should not cast his eyes backwards, but should lift them to the plane where dwells his immortal Spirit, and then by self-discipline, mind-control and a definite refining of his material bodies, whether subtle or physical, fit himself to be a vehicle for the divine birth, and participate in the first Initiation. When the Christ-child (as the Christian so beautifully expresses it) has been born in the cave of the heart, then that divine guest can consciously control the lower material bodies by means of consecrated mind. Only when buddhi has assumed an ever-increasing control [140] of the personality, via the mental plane (hence the need of building the antaskarana), will the personality respond to that which is above, and the lower fires mount and blend with the two higher. Only when Spirit, by the power of thought, controls the material vehicles, does the subjective life assume its rightful place, does the God within shine and blaze forth till the form is lost from sight, and "The path of the just shine ever more and more until the day be with us."

1.00e - DIVISION E - MOTION ON THE PHYSICAL AND ASTRAL PLANES, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  b. His function is the building of forms to be His instruments of experience.
  c. His mode of action is cyclic and spiral, the revolution of the wheel of existence in ordered cycles for a specific purpose, and the progression of these spheres of matter around a fixed centre, within the solar periphery.
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  The first Logos embodies the "will to live" and it was through His instrumentality that the Manasaputras came into objective existence in relation to the human and deva hierarchies. In this system, the blending of the Divine Ray of Wisdom and the Primordial Ray of intelligent matter forms the great dual evolution; back of both these cosmic Entities stands another Entity Who is the embodiment of Will, and Who is the utiliser of formsthough not the forms of any other than the Greater building devas and the human hierarchies in time and space. He is the animating principle; the will-to-live aspect of the seven Hierarchies. Nevertheless these seven Hierarchies are (as says H. P. B.) the sevenfold ray of wisdom, the dragon in its seven forms. [lxviii]66, [lxix]67, [lxx]68 This is a [147] deep mystery, and only a clue to it all can be found at this time by man in the contemplation of his own nature in the three worlds of his manifestation. Just as our Logos is seeking objectivity through His solar system in its threefold form of which the present is the second, so man seeks objectivity through his three bodiesphysical, astral and mental. At this time he is polarised in his astral body, or in his second aspect in like manner as the undifferentiated Logos is polarised in His second aspect. In time and space as we now conceive it, the sum total of jivas are governed by feeling, emotion, and desire, and not by the will, yet at the same time the will aspect governs manifestation, for the Ego who is the source of personality shows in manifestation the will to love.
  The difficulty lies in the inability of the finite mind to grasp the significance of this threefold manifestation, but by thoughtful brooding over the Personality and its relation to the Ego, who is the love aspect and who nevertheless in relation to manifestation in the three worlds is the will aspect likewise, will come some faint light upon the same problems raised to Deity, or expanded from microcosmic to macrocosmic spheres.
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  The first period is by far the longest, and covers the vast progression of the centuries wherein the activity aspect of the threefold self is being developed. Life after life slips away during which the aspect of manas or mind is being slowly wrought out, and the human being comes more and more under the control of his intellect, operating through his physical brain. This might be looked upon as corresponding to the period of the first solar system, wherein the third aspect logoic, that of Brahma, Mind, or Intelligence, was being brought to the point of achievement. [lxxvi]74 Then the second aspect began in [175] this present solar system to be blended with, and wrought out through it. Centuries go by and the man becomes ever more actively intelligent, and the field of his life more suitable for the coming in of this second aspect. The correspondence lies in similitude and not in detail as seen in time and space. It covers the period of the first three triangles dealt with earlier. We must not forget that, for the sake of clarity, we are here differentiating between the different aspects, and considering their separated development, a thing only permissible in time and space or during the evolutionary process, but not permissible from the standpoint of the Eternal Now, and from the Unity of the All-Self. The Vishnu or the Love-Wisdom aspect is latent in the Self, and is part of the monadic content, but the Brahma aspect, the Activity-Intelligence aspect precedes its manifestation in time. The Tabernacle in the Wilderness preceded the building of the Temple of Solomon; the kernel of wheat has to lie in the darkness of mother Earth before the golden perfected ear can be seen, and the Lotus has to cast its roots down into the mud before the beauty of the blossom can be produced.
  The second period, wherein the egoic ray holds sway, is not so long comparatively; it covers the period wherein the fourth and fifth triangles are being vivified, and marks the lives wherein the man throws his forces on the side of evolution, disciplines his life, steps upon the Probationary Path, and continues up to the third Initiation. Under the regime of the Personality Ray, the man proceeds upon the five Rays to work consciously with Mind, the sixth sense, passing first upon the four minor Rays and eventually upon the third. He works [176] upon the third Ray, or that of active Intelligence, and from thence proceeds to one of the subrays of the two other major Rays, if the third is not his egoic Ray.
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  Fourth. A gradual grasp of the Law of Vibration as an aspect of the basic law of building; the initiate learns consciously to build, to manipulate thought matter for the perfecting of the plans of the Logos, to work in mental essence, and to apply the law of mental levels and thereby affect the physical plane. Motion originates cosmically on cosmic mental levels, and in the microcosm the same order will be seen. There is an occult hint here that will reveal much if pondered upon. At initiation, at the moment of the application of the Rod, the initiate consciously realises the meaning of the Law of Attraction in form building, and in the synthesis of the three fires. Upon his ability to retain that realisation and himself to apply the law, will depend his power and progress.
  e. By the application of the Rod, the fire of kundalini is aroused, and its upward progress directed. The fire at the base of the spine, and the fire of mind are [210] directed along certain routes, or triangles, by the action of the Rod as it moves in a specified manner. There is a definite occult reason, under the Laws of Electricity, behind the known fact that every initiate, presented to the Initiator, is accompanied by two of the Masters, who stand one on either side of him. The three of them together form a triangle which makes the work possible.

1.00f - DIVISION F - THE LAW OF ECONOMY, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  The second Aspect, the building, or Vishnu aspect, is governed by the Law of Attraction; the activities of the entities who embody this aspect are directed to the attracting of matter to Spirit, and the gradual approximation of the two poles. It results in cohesion, in the production of congeries of atoms in various formations, and this attraction is brought about by the attractive power of Spirit itself. It shows itself in:
  1. Association,
  2. Form building,
  3. Adaptation of form to vibration,

1.00 - Main, #The 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.
  116

1.011 - Hud, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  38. As he was building the ark, whenever some of his people passed by him, they ridiculed him. He said, “If you ridicule us, we will ridicule you, just as you ridicule.”
  39. “You will surely know upon whom will come a torment that will abase him, and upon whom will fall a lasting torment.”

1.018 - The Cave, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  21. So it was, that We caused them to be discovered, that they would know that the promise of God is true, and that of the Hour there is no doubt. As they were disputing their case among themselves, they said, “Build over them a building.” Their Lord knows best about them. Those who prevailed over their case said, “We will set up over them a place of worship.”
  22. They will say, “Three, and their fourth being their dog.” And they will say, “Five, and their sixth being their dog,” guessing at the unknown. And they will say, “Seven, and their eighth being their dog.” Say, “My Lord knows best their number.” None knows them except a few. So do not argue concerning them except with an obvious argument, and do not consult any of them about them.

1.01 - A NOTE ON PROGRESS, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  gious spirits, does not portend the building of a new temple on the
  ruins of all others but the laying of new foundations to which the

1.01 - Appearance and Reality, #The Problems of Philosophy, #Bertrand Russell, #Philosophy
  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.
  To make our difficulties plain, let us concentrate attention on the table. To the eye it is oblong, brown and shiny, to the touch it is smooth and cool and hard; when I tap it, it gives out a wooden sound.

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.
  8.: Certain books on prayer that you have read advise the soul to enter into itself,10' and this is what I mean. I was recently told by a great theologian that souls without prayer are like bodies, palsied and lame, having hands and feet they cannot use.' Just so, there are souls so infirm and accustomed to think of nothing but earthly matters, that there seems no cure for them. It appears impossible for them to retire into their own hearts; accustomed as they are to be with the reptiles and other creatures which live outside the castle, they have come at last to imitate their habits. Though these souls are by their nature so richly endowed, capable of communion even with God Himself, yet their case seems hopeless. Unless they endeavour to understand and remedy their most miserable plight, their minds will become, as it were, bereft of movement, just as Lot's wife became a pillar of salt for looking backwards in disobedience to God's command.11
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  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.
  12.: You may think, my daughters, that all this does not concern you, because, by God's grace, you are farther advanced; still, you must be patient with me, for I can explain myself on some spiritual matters concerning prayer in no other way. May our Lord enable me to speak to the point; the subject is most difficult to understand without personal experience of such graces. Any one who has received them will know how impossible it is to avoid touching on subjects which, by the mercy of God, will never apply to us.

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  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.
  In this course which our ancestors took there was a show of prudence at least, as if their principle were to satisfy the more pressing wants first. But are the more pressing wants satisfied now? When I think of acquiring for myself one of our luxurious dwellings, I am deterred, for, so to speak, the country is not yet adapted to _human_ culture, and we are still forced to cut our _spiritual_ bread far thinner than our forefa thers did their wheaten. Not that all architectural ornament is to be neglected even in the rudest periods; but let our houses first be lined with beauty, where they come in contact with our lives, like the tenement of the shellfish, and not overlaid with it. But, alas! I have been inside one or two of them, and know what they are lined with.
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  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.
  Where is this division of labor to end? and what object does it finally serve? No doubt another _may_ also think for me; but it is not therefore desirable that he should do so to the exclusion of my thinking for myself.
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  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.
  I intend to build me a house which will surpass any on the main street in Concord in grandeur and luxury, as soon as it pleases me as much and will cost me no more than my present one.
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  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 brea the 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.
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  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 behindh and 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 hea thenish 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.
  Balcom, a promising young architect, designs it on the back of his
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  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.
  In cold weather it was no little amusement to bake several small loaves of this in succession, tending and turning them as carefully as an

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."
  Again, words with a mystic form and meaning, but there

1.01 - Newtonian and Bergsonian Time, #Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, #Norbert Wiener, #Cybernetics
  much. Instead of building a wall between the claims of life and
  those of physics, the wall has been erected to surround so wide

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.
  But just as the past syntheses have taken those which preceded them for their starting-point, so also must that 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.
  There is a little difference in opinion between the teachers of knowledge and those of love, though both admit the power of Bhakti. The Jnanis hold Bhakti to be an instrument of liberation, the Bhaktas look upon it both as the instrument and the thing to be attained. To my mind this is a distinction without much difference. In fact, Bhakti, when used as an instrument, really means a lower form of worship, and the higher form becomes inseparable from the lower form of realisation at a later stage. Each seems to lay a great stress upon his own peculiar method of worship, forgetting that with perfect love true knowledge is bound to come even unsought, and that from perfect knowledge true love is inseparable.

1.01 - The Highest Meaning of the Holy Truths, #The Blue Cliff Records, #Yuanwu Keqin, #Zen
  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.
  One of the oldest races and greatest civilisations on this earth, the most indomitable in vitality, the most fecund in greatness, the deepest in life, the most wonderful in potentiality, after taking into itself numerous sources of strength from foreign strains of blood and other types of human civilisation, is now seeking to lift itself for good into an organised national unity.
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  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.
  For the religion of India is nothing if it is not lived. It has to be applied not only to life, but to the whole of life; its spirit has to enter into and mould our society, our politics, our literature, our science, our individual character, affections and aspirations.
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  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
  The Ideal of the Karmayogin

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.
  1893

10.26 - A True Professor, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Books and programmes are of secondary importance, they are only a scaffolding, the building within is made of a different kind of bricks. A happy luminous consciousness within is the teacher's asset, with that he achieves all; without it he fails always.
   If the teacher is to be a yogi, the pupil on his side must be at least an aspirant. But I suppose a pupil, so long as he is a child, is a born aspirant. For, as the Mother says, a child's consciousness retains generally something of the pure inner consciousness for sometime at least until it is overshadowed by the development of the body and the mind in the ordinary normal way. Something of this, we know, has been expressed in the famous lines of the visionary English poet:

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  workers. You are in your office, preparing to leave. The meeting is taking place in another building, several
  blocks away. You formulate provisional plans of behavior designed to get you there on time. You estimate
  --
  an alternate strategy, at your disposal. The stairs! You dash to the rear of the building. You try the door to
  the stairwell. It is locked. You curse the maintenance staff. You are frustrated and anxious. The unknown
  --
  something heavy fallen from a building? Has the wind overturned a billboard or street sign? Your eyes
  actively scan the relevant area. You see a truck loaded with bridge parts heading down the street, just past a
  --
  sitting alone in my office, in a high-rise building, alone at night. I suddenly fantasize: I am going to take
  the elevator down three floors and get something to eat (more accurately, hunger suddenly grips my
  --
  such images just as sophisticated as the behaviors they represent constitute the building-blocks for our
  stories, and for our self-understanding. (The admirable adult an identifiable individual keeps her house
  --
  fundamental building blocks of the archaic world of myth. We briefly discussed an archaic Sumerian
  creation myth, previously, describing the world as the consequence of the separation of the cosmic
  --
  rank of supreme god.) The king led the procession to the Bit Akitu, a building situated outside of the city
  [outside the domain of civilization, or order]. The procession represented the army of the gods
  --
  new building. In India,
   before a single stone is laid, The astrologer shows what spot in the foundation is exactly above the
  --
  younger days, to my own great annoyance, to boost the prestige of dictators: Hitler is building roads
  across Germany, Mussolini is draining the marshes in Italy, and the like. Those who employed this

1.02 - SADHANA PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  comes; never through building on to this one. Never yet was
  there a great soul who had not to reject sense pleasures and
  --
  mind, even unconsciously, the idea of building temples and
  churches? Why should man build churches in which to
  --
  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.
  It's a principle you can see validated in your own life when you burn the candle at both ends to get more golden eggs and wind up sick or exhausted, unable to produce any at all; or when you get a good night's sleep and wake up ready to produce throughout the day.

1.02 - The Child as growing being and the childs experience of encountering the teacher., #The Essentials of Education, #unset, #Zen
  During this stage the forces of heredity hold sway in the physi- cal body, and the whole human constitution becomes a kind of model with which the spirit and soul element work, imitating the surrounding impressions. If we place ourselves in the soul of a child relative to the environment and realize how every spiritual impulse is absorbed into the whole beinghow with every move- ment of the hand, every expression, every look into anothers eyes, the child senses the spirit inherent in the adult and allows it to flow in then well also perceive how, during the first seven years, another being is building itself on the foundation of the model provided by heredity. As human beings, the earthly world actually gives us, through hereditary forces, a model on which to build our second self, that is actually born with the change of teeth. The first teeth in the body are eliminated by what wants to replace them; this new element, which belongs to our human individu- ality, advances and casts off heredity. This is true of the whole human organism. During the first seven years of life, the organ- ism was a product of earthly forces and a kind of model. As such its cast off, just as we get rid of the bodys outgrowths by cutting our nails, hair, and so on. Were molded anew with the change of teeth, just as these outgrowths are continuously eliminated. In this case, however, the first being, or product of physical heredity, is completely replaced by a second, who develops under the influ- ence of the forces that we bring from pre-earthly life. Thus, dur- ing the period between birth and the change of teeth, the human22 hereditary forces related to the physical evolutionary stream fight against the forces of a pre-earthly existence, which accompany the individuality of each human being from the previous earthly life.
  The Religious Nature of Childhood

1.02 - The Eternal Law, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  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 QUATERNIO AND THE MEDIATING ROLE OF MERCURIUS, #Mysterium Coniunctionis, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  Mercurius is conceived as spiritual blood,52 on the analogy of the blood of Christ. In Ephesians those who are separated are brought near in the blood of Christ. He makes the two one and has broken down the dividing wall in his flesh. Caro (flesh)53 is a synonym for the prima materia and hence for Mercurius. The one is a new man. He reconciles the two in one body,54 an idea which is figuratively represented in alchemy as the two-headed hermaphrodite. The two have one spirit, in alchemy they have one soul. Further, the lapis is frequently compared to Christ as the lapis angularis (cornerstone).55 As we know, the temple built upon the foundation of the saints inspired in the Shepherd of Hermas a vision of the great building into which human beings, streaming from the four quarters, inserted themselves as living stones, melting into it without seam.56 The Church is built upon the rock that gave Peter his name (Matthew 16 : 18).
  [12] In addition, we learn from the scholia that the circle and the Hermetic vessel are one and the same, with the result that the mandala, which we find so often in the drawings of our patients, corresponds to the vessel of transformation. Consequently, the usual quaternary structure of the mandala57 would coincide with the alchemists quaternio of opposites. Lastly, there is the interesting statement that an Ecclesia spiritualis above all creeds and owing allegiance solely to Christ, the Anthropos, is the real aim of the alchemists endeavours. Whereas the treatise of Hermes is, comparatively speaking, very old, and in place of the Christian Anthropos mystery58 contains a peculiar paraphrase of it, or rather, its antique parallel,59 the scholia cannot be dated earlier than the beginning of the seventeenth century.60 The author seems to have been a Paracelsist physician. Mercurius corresponds to the Holy Ghost as well as to the Anthropos; he is, as Gerhard Dorn says, the true hermaphroditic Adam and Microcosm:

1.02 - The Refusal of the Call, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  His flowering world becomes a wastel and 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.
  Such an asking, such a kind of aspiration, this kind of longing is unknown to us. Neither can you understand it, nor can I understand it. It is impossible for any human mind to have such an aspiration for anything in this world. We have tentative longings; we have conditional desires and limited loves, but unlimited love is unknown to us. Nevertheless, this is what is needed if we want success. Unfortunately, as the mind has been tethered to conditions of various types right from its birth in this physical world, this kind of aspiration has been a strange phenomenon even to the farthest stretch of imagination. But now we have come to a field of a new type of training where such an old prejudice of thought is to be abandoned and a new understanding is to be awakened in ourselves, which has nothing to do with the factors which may condition this asking in any manner whatsoever. Bondage is of two kinds that which looks bad, and that which looks good. There are two types of bondage in this world. There are certain things which everybody appraises as valuable, considers wonderful and praiseworthy; that is one kind of bondage, and it is as powerful a bondage as the second kind that which we call 'bad' in this world. This is because the idea of bad and good is, again, conditional in respect of circumstances, conditions and stages of evolution. What is bad at one time may be good at another time, and vice versa. So in this unconditional asking of the soul for its supreme object, it gets rid of the shackles of conditional factors either in the form of virtue or in the form of vice.

10.35 - The Moral and the Spiritual, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The states of being or consciousness from the animal, or down from Matter itself up to the Supremebrahmastambaconstitute what is called a hierarchy. Hierarchy means a structure rising upward tier upon tier, step by step: it is a scale, as it were, of increasing values, only the values are not moral, they indicate only a measure, a neutral measure respecting position or a kind of mass content. As in a building where brick is laid upon brick, or stone upon stone, the one laid above is not superior to the one laid below; the terms inferior and superior indicate only the simple position of the objects. Even the system of the four social orders in ancient" India was originally such a hierarchy. The higher and lower orders did not carry any moral appreciation or depreciation. The four orders placed one above the other schematically denote only the respective social functions classified according to the nature of each, even as the human body represents such a hierarchy, rising from the feet at the bottom towards the head at the top. This is to say all objects and movements in nature are right when they are confined each to its own domain, following its own dharma of that domain. Thus one can be perfectly calm and at ease witnessing the catastrophes and cataclysms in nature, for one knows it is the dharma of material nature. Man terms them disasters for he judges them according to his own convenience. Even so, one should not be perturbed at the wild behaviourman calls it wildof wild animals. Likewise the gods in their sovereign tranquillity smile at the crudeness and stupidities of human beings. One has to lift oneself up, withdraw and stand high above all that one wishes to surpass and look at it, with a benign godly smile.
   The world is a gradation of developing consciousness, of growing states or status of being. There is a higher and lower level in point of the measure of consciousness but that involves no moral judgement: the moral judgement is man's; it is man's, one might almost say, idiosyncrasy, that is to say, a notion that is a prop to help him mount the ladder. Though it might be necessary at a certain stage, in certain circumstances, it is not a universal or ineluctable law, not even in his personal domain. The growing consciousness is like the growing tree rising upward first into a trunk, then spreading out into branches, into twigs and tendrils, then in flowers and finally, in fruits. These are mounting grades of growth, but the growth above is not superior to the growth below. It is a one unified whole and each portion has its own absolute value, beauty and utility.

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.
  Ordinarily, no one can understand what effects follow from spiritual practice. We cannot understand this by a study of books, because the actions, or the reactions we may say, that follow the practice of a system of spiritual discipline for a protracted period depends upon what is already inside us. What is inside us will come out; and different persons, finding themselves in different stages of evolution, have different patterns of this deposit in themselves. So the experiences that seekers pass through vary in various ways merely because of the difference, and the type of the content of their own personalities.

1.03 - A Parable, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  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 - On Knowledge of the World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  After you have learned, O student of the divine mysteries, what this world in its meaning really is, it is important that you should look at the world in detail. Every thing in the world of matter which grows, has been included under three classes, animal, vegetable and mineral, which are called the three generations or kingdoms. Animals were created some for riding, some for food, and some for tilling. Vegetables were created to afford food and conveniences to man, and sustenance to various animals. Minerals, like gold, silver, copper and iron, were created to serve as instruments to provide means of sustaining life in man. It was designed that by means of these three kingdoms, the spirit of man, while dwelling for a few days in the body, should be employed in making preparation for the future world. Man, however, forgetful of the end for which he had come hither, heedless of the fact that he was soon to depart, and that he would then repent to find that he was going unprepared, became engaged in strife with his fellows about the things of the world, fell in love with its ways, and attempted to gain its wealth. In consequence various qualities began to appear in the heart, such as avarice, envy, ambition and hatred, which are sources of its ruin. Finally the heart, forgetful of the duties for the performance of which it had come in to the world, exhausted all its energies in building up the world.
  As man's primary necessities in the world are three, viz : clothing, food and shelter, so the arts of the world are three, viz: weaving, planting and building. The rest of the arts serve either for the purpose of perfecting the others, or for repairing injuries. Thus the spinner aids the work [69] of weaving, the tailor carries out that work to perfection, while the cloth-dresser adds beauty to the work. In the arts, there is need of iron, skins and wood, and for these many instruments are necessary. No person is able to work at all kinds of trades, but by the will of God, upon one is devolved one art and upon another two, and the whole community is made dependent, one member upon the other. When avarice, ambition and covetousness hold sway in the hearts of men, because some are not pleased to see others obtain honors, and because they do not endeavor to quell their wants, envy and hatred arise among them. Each one, dissatisfied with his own rights, plots against the property and honor of his fellows. On this account there was a necessity for three farther distinctions, viz: sovereignty, judicial authority, and jurisprudence, which contains the digest of the law. But alas ! poor and wretched man coming under the influence of all these causes, motives and instruments, spends his life in collecting wealth and lays up for himself sources of regret. And just as the pilgrim, who on his way to the Kaaba of Mecca, was engaged day and night in taking care of his camel, got separated from the caravan, and perished in the desert, so those who know not the real nature of the world and its worthlessness, and do not understand that it is the place where seed is sown for eternity, but spend all their thoughts upon it, are certainly fascinated and deceived; as the apostle of God declares. "The world is more enchanting than Harout and Marout: let men beware of it."1
  After you have learned that the world is delusive, enchanting and treacherous, you need to know in what way its delusions and enchantment operate. I will, therefore, mention some things which are illustrative of the world. The world, beloved, is like an enchanter, who exhibits himself [70] to you as though he would dwell with you and would forever be at your side; while in truth this world is always upon the point of being snatched away from you, notwithstanding you are tranquilly unconscious of it. The world is like a shadow, which, while you look at it, seems fixed, although in reality, it is in motion. Life is like a running water, which is always advancing, yet yon think that it is still and permanent, and you wish to fix your abode by it. The world again is like an enchanter who performs for you acts of friendship and manifests love for yon, for the sake of winning your affections to him : but as soon as he has secured your love, he turns away his face from you and plots to destroy you....
  --
  Know, that the world consists of a certain number of stages between the world of spirits and the future world. The first stage is the cradle, and the last is the grave, and every period between these is also a stage. Each month represents a league, each hour a mile, and each breath a step. It is always flowing on like running water. Man in his excessive heedlessness thinking himself to be permanently established, engages in building up the world: and though he has no assurance of a half-hour of time, he makes preparations for dwelling here for many years, and never once brings himself to make the necessary preparation for dislodging and moving to another land.
  Behold, another likeness of the world. Know, beloved, that the pleasures of the world, and the pains and tribulations which are the counterpart to these pleasures in the future world, resemble the man who should eat very largely of rich and delicate food and find great delight therein: but on account of his excesses, he suffers from indigestion, his stomach is irritated, vomiting and sickness ensue and he has a great deal to endure before he can recover his health. He repents of what he has been eating, and in proportion as he ate extravagantly, and found enjoyment, he now suffers corresponding pain and disappointment. Now then, in proportion as any one in the world has indulged in the pleasures of life and dissipation, so much the greater will be his anguish and torment at the moment of death. He who possesses gardens and fields, houses, lands, and money, servants and horses, will be subject to regret and affliction at death, in proportion to their amount. This misery does not close with death, but on the contrary afterwards [72] increases. The Lord Jesus (upon whom be peace !) declares that the world is like the man who drinks sea-water. The more he drinks, the more his internal heat increases. And unless he stops, he will destroy himself by drinking.

1.03 - Preparing for the Miraculous, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  bizarre or impressive buildings have been built in many
  places on the globe, by groups or movements counted as

1.03 - THE EARTH IN ITS EARLY STAGES, #The Phenomenon of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  today, it passed with the absorption of heat into building up
  certain carbonates, hydrates or hydrites, and nitrates like those

1.03 - The Sunlit Path, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Then the vain walker discovers something else. He notices that those scattered little drops of light (is it light? it is rather like a sudden eruption into something else, a vibration so swift it escapes our habitual perceptions and colorful translations; it vibrates, it is something vibrating, like a note of another music for which we have no ear yet, colored brush strokes of another country for which we have no eyes yet), those tiny little landmarks of a blind geography, are indestructible, as it were. They live and go on living long after they have passed by, as if they never passed away. And indeed they never pass away; they are the only thing that does not pass. It seems as if that little tear there, in front of that poster or park bench, that sudden stare before nothing, maintains its own intensity; that drop of something else, that sudden little cry for nothing, goes on being, as if it had settled into a secret cleft in us and kept on vibrating and vibrating, one drop added to another without ever dissipating, without ever being lost; and it keeps building up and building up like an unfailing reservoir in us, a haven in the making, a set of batteries gradually being charged with another intensity, and which is like a beginning of being. We begin to set out upon the sunlit path.
  We are no longer quite in the machine, although it may still snag us from time to time, but only to make us feel its crushing tension, its dark rotation in a nothing which connects with nothing which connects with nothing we have felt another air, even if it seems like nothing, and we can no longer put up with this nonexistence, which rambles from one end of the planet to the other, from one phone call to another, one appointment to another, which goes up and down the endless grind where nothing ever happens, except the same sempiternal story with different faces and different names and different words, on this boulevard or another it has to be! Between this lamppost and that one, this third floor and the fourth, this 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. of a clock that times nothing, something has to be, to live, this footstep has to have its eternal meaning as if it were unique in the millions of hours on the dial, this gesture has to be borne by someone, this newspaper stand we pass, this rip in the carpet, this doorbell we ring, this second this second has to have its own unique and irreplaceable wholeness of existence as if it alone were to shine till the end of time oh, not this nothingness walking in nothingness! Let it be, be, be!... We want to remember, remember all the time, and not just drift down the boulevard like a jellyfish. But remember what? We don't even know what has to be remembered to be sure, not I or the machine, or anything that again connects one thing to another. A pure recall, which ends up becoming like a call, a fire burning for nothing, a little vibration of being that accompanies us everywhere and permeates everything, fills everything, each step, each gesture, each second, and which even extends behind us, as if we moved within another space, with that little fellow in the foreground who keeps going on, but who is no longer totally in it, who has already absconded, filled his lungs with another air, who hearkens to another song, runs to another rhythm and it is almost like an eternal rhythm, very vast and soft. And all of a sudden, he raises his head in the middle of that boulevard; he pokes his head above the frenzy; and it is such a clear look, so luminous, almost joyful, sparkling, wide and sunny, taking everything in at a glance, so triumphant and sure and crystalline instant royalty. We are! It is!

1.03 - Time Series, Information, and Communication, #Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, #Norbert Wiener, #Cybernetics
  tem in which various building blocks may combine themselves
  intimately in various ways, as when a mixture of amino acids

1.03 - To Layman Ishii, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Zen
  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 overl and 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-

1.044 - Smoke, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  26. And plantations, and splendid buildings.
  27. And comforts they used to enjoy.

1.04 - Body, Soul and Spirit, #Theosophy, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  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.
  In order to comprehend the whole man, one must think of him as formed of the components above mentioned. The body builds itself up out of the world of physical matter in such a way that the construction is adapted

1.04 - Feedback and Oscillation, #Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, #Norbert Wiener, #Cybernetics
  go into permanent oscillation, or even oscillation building up
  to infinity, with an undetermined amplitude. In such a case,Feedback and Oscillation

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 reasons the ultimate, metaphysical reasons for 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.
  Atossa

1.04 - Hymns of Bharadwaja, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  imparter of the impulse. Men, building the godheads, have
  grown conscious of thee, the chief and first, and followed

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  preconception might be likened to a building standing after an earthquake: superficially, it looks intact
  but one more minor shake may be sufficient to bring it crashing down. The death of god in the modern

1.04 - The Divine Mother - This Is She, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  I have dwelt at length in the previous chapters on the Mother's relation with Sri Aurobindo and her role in his outer life. There used to be considerable speculation in the early days about their mutual relationship. Was it one of Purusha and Prakriti, Master and disciple or Shiva and Shakti? I was therefore very curious from the start to observe and discern the relationship. I came to the conclusion that it was that of Shiva and Shakti. The Mother has said, "Without him, I exist not; without me he is unmanifest." And we were given the unique opportunity of witnessing the dual personality of the One enacting on our earth-plane an immortal drama, rare in the spiritual history of man. I could perfectly realise that without the Mother, Sri Aurobindo's stupendous realisations could not have taken such a concrete shape on this terrestrial base. In fact, he was waiting for the Mother's coming. He said that with the Mother's help he covered ten years of sadhana in one year. The very building up of the Ashram testifies to this irrefutable truth: "He wills, I execute." After Sri Aurobindo's passing, it was feared in some quarters that the Ashram would collapse, at least decline. On the contrary, the manifestation of the Supramental Truth took place after his withdrawal, and since then the Ashram has expanded beyond all belief.
  Sri Aurobindo wrote to me, "...The Mother's pressure for change is always strong even when she does not put it as force, it is there by the very nature of the Divine Energy in her." That is the indubitable, puissant impression of all those who have had anything to do with her from near or far. While one felt in Sri Aurobindo's atmosphere a wide and large freedom of nature, the Mother's contact always brought us to the hard reality of things. Whenever she came to Sri Aurobindo's room, a powerful vibration was set within the calm, passive silence of the Self and we had to be qui vive. We were no longer left to our easy movements. If chattering was going on, it would stop; a newspaper would remain unread; if anyone was leaning against the wall, he would sit upright. In a word, everyone was like a taut bow-string, certainly not out of fear but to rise to her expectations. Even Sri Aurobindo, if in the course of the evening talk, happened to see her coming, would say in a hushed voice, "The Mother is coming!" and would stop talking, while the Mother would encourage us with a smile, "Go on, go on!" Such was her dynamism, cit tapas! This does not imply that she was a stern school-mistress.
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  Take, for instance, the construction of Golconde. I am not going to enter into an elaborate description of its development. Considering that our resources in men and money were then limited, how such a magnificent building was erected is a wonder. An American architect with his Japanese and Czechoslovakian assistants foregathered. Old buildings were demolished, our sadhaks along with the paid workers laboured night and day and as if from a void, the spectacular mansion rose silently and slowly like a giant in the air. It is a story hardly believable for Pondicherry of those days. But my wonder was at the part the Mother played in it, not inwardly which is beyond my depth but in the daylight itself. She was in constant touch with the work through her chosen instruments. As many sadhaks as possible were pressed into service there; to anyone young or old asking for work, part time, whole time, her one cry: "Go to Golconde, go to Golconde." It was one of her daily topics with Sri Aurobindo who was kept informed of the difficulties, troubles innumerable, and at the same time, of the need of his force to surmount "them. Particularly when rain threatened to impede or spoil some important part of the work, she would invoke his special help: for instance, when the roof was to be built. How often we heard her praying to Sri Aurobindo, "Lord, there should be no rain now." Menacing clouds had mustered strong, stormy west winds blowing ominously, rain imminent, and torrential Pondicherry rain! We would look at the sky and speculate on the result of the fight between the Divine Force and the natural force. The Divine Force would of course win: slowly the Fury would leash her forces and withdraw into the cave. But as soon as the intended object was achieved, a deluge swept down as if in revenge. Sri Aurobindo observed that that was often the rule. During the harvesting season too, S.O.S. signals would come to Sri Aurobindo through the Mother to stop the rain. He would smile and do his work silently. If I have not seen any other miracle, I can vouch for this one repeated more than once. During the roof-construction, work had to go on all night long and the Mother would mobilise and marshal all the available Ashram hands and put them there. With what cheer and ardour our youth jumped into the fray at the call of the Mother, using often Sri Aurobindo's name to put more love and zeal into the strenuous enterprise! We felt the vibration of a tremendous energy driving, supporting, inspiring the entire collective body. This was how Golconde, an Ashram guest house, was built, one of the wonders of modern architecture lavishly praised by many visitors. Let me quote the relevant portion of a letter from Sri Aurobindo, written in 1945 with regard to Golconde:
  "...It is on this basis that she (Mother) planned the Golconde. First, she wanted a high architectural beauty, and in this she succeeded architects and people with architectural knowledge have admired it with enthusiasm as a remarkable achievement; one spoke of it as the finest building of its kind he had seen, with no equal in all Europe or America; and a French architect, pupil of a great master, said it executed superbly the idea which his master had been seeking for but failed to realise..."2
  Next in magnitude comes the Press. Today the Ashram Printing Press holds a premier place in India. That is because the Mother set from the very start the ideal of perfection before her and exacted from the workers that ideal. Kinds of business run on a commercial basis there are many outside, but here the ideal is quite different, as I have stated. This is what the Mother recently told the manager of the Press, "If any part of the world makes a demand for perfection in printing, it should be able to say to itself, The Pondicherry Ashram Press fulfils the ideal." Yet this Press began as some big establishments have done, in a very humble way; I don't know how the proposal was mooted that we must have a Press of our own to publish mainly Sri Aurobindo's books. The Mother caught the idea at once. But how to start, was the question. It was not so much the money that was wanting, as men of knowledge and experience in this field. She would not engage workers from outside; it must be run by the Ashram inmates. We had at that time made some connection with the Hyderabad Government through Sir Akbar Hydari who was instrumental in, procuring a donation from the Nizam's Government for Golconde, hence the name[3]. This connection opened the channel for an experienced officer of the Government to come and give a start to our Press. As soon as things began moving, the Mother put all her available force into it and bundled off sadhaks and sadhikas old and young, philosopher, scholar, professor, whoever was at hand, to the Press. Naturally, many difficulties cropped up; quarrels, disharmony, complaints human conflicts instead of natural calamities. The Mother was certainly prepared for them, for she knows our human nature, also that it is through work that it has to be changed, not through the escape-gate of inaction. We heard from time to time the Mother reporting about these troubles to Sri Aurobindo. With his silent Purusha-like support, and her regular visits to the Press, the initial difficulties were gradually overcome and a modicum of harmony established. One after another, Sri Aurobindo's books began to come out. Thus with our raw but energetic young band and a handful of trained paid workers, this institution was built up piecemeal, illustrating the Mother's method of working, the ideal to be achieved, and Sri Aurobindo's dictum that things must grow out of life itself, not according to a set mental pattern. In our case, of course, the process was sustained by a directly acting Divine Force. "All can be done if the God-touch is there." In fact all our institutions, the Ashram itself, have grown up in this way, from scratch, and Auroville is the latest example. We must remember, however, that activity by itself, of whatever kind, is of secondary importance, but "taken as pan of the sadhana offered to the Divine or done with the consciousness or faith that it is done by the Divine Power" that is the important point.
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    A building opposite the Ashram Playground.
    A French surgeon.

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.
  The not-Self means the anatman that is to say, that which is not ones own Self. Inasmuch as there is something in this world which is not myself, I have naturally to face it in some proper manner. The way in which I face an object in this world is called the relationship that I establish with it. This is the cause of my likes and dislikes in respect of the object; and where there is an intense like or a dislike for anything, that particular thing is invested with certain characteristics that do not really belong to it. Why does ones own child look so beautiful? Well, it has to look beautiful merely because it is mine. If it is not mine, then it must be ugly. It is stupid merely because it is not mine. Characters which do not really inhere in an object can be visualised due to a prejudice of emotion. The likes and dislikes are the causative factors behind this investment of characters which are false.

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.
    3. In thee awake, they followed after the Treasure as in the wake of one who walks on a path with many possessions, in the wake of the vast glowing visioned embodied Fire that casts its light always and for ever.

1.05 - The Ascent of the Sacrifice - The Psychic Being, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
     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 p