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children were sacrificed. He has been equated with

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Children of Heaven—in Enoch I, the children

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1:If you marry the dharma, realizations will be your children. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
2:Only those who are perfectly truthful can be my true children. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
3:Time is a game played beautifully by children. ~ Heraclitus,
4:I am not, I will not be.I have not, I will not have.This frightens all children,And kills fear in the wise. ~ Nagarjuna,
5:Don't just teach your children to read...Teach them to question what they read.Teach them to question everything. ~ George Carlin,
6:If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. ~ Albert Einstein,
7:I am never far from those with faith, or even from those without it, though they do not see me. My children will always, always, be protected by my compassion. ~ Guru Rinpoche,
8:He [the child] does not despise real woods because he has read of enchanted woods: the reading makes all real woods a little enchanted. ~ C S Lewis, "On Three Ways of Writing for Children" (1952) ,
9:If you treat your children at home in the same way you treat your animals in the lab, your wife will scratch your eyes out. My wife ferociously warned me against experimenting on her babies. ~ Abraham Maslow,
10:Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life? ~ Jean Piaget,
11:The natural man has to evolve himself into the divine Man; the sons of Death have to know themselves as the children of Immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
12:We would like to be able to show the children pictorial representations of what life should be, but we still have not reached that stage, very far from it. Those films are yet to be made... ~ The Mother, On Education 1968,
13:The Way Of The Holy Fool ::: At the crossroads this year, after begging all day I lingered at the village temple. Children gather round me and whisper, "The crazy monk has come back to play." ~ Taigu Ryokan,
14:Each of us bears his punishment, fruit of a seed that’s forgotten;Each of us curses his neighbour protecting his heart with illusions:Therefore like children we blame each other and hate and are angry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
15:For those who use their intelligence and their study as a weapon, the Rosary is most effective. Because that apparently monotonous way of beseeching Our Lady as children do their Mother, can destroy every seed of vainglory and pride. ~ Saint Josemaria Escriva,
16:Who is worthy or unworthy in front of the Divine Grace? All are children of the one and the same Mother. Her love is equally spread over all of them. But to each one She gives according to his nature and receptivity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
17:Children are nowhere taught, in any systematic way, to distinguish true from false, or meaningful from meaningless, statements. Why is this so? Because their elders, even in the democratic countries, do not want them to be given this kind of education. ~ Aldous Huxley,
18:To share the suffering of the world I came,I draw my children’s pangs into my breast.I am the nurse of the dolour beneath the stars;I am the soul of all who wailing writheUnder the ruthless harrow of the Gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
19:Cyberspace is colonising what we used to think of as the real world. I think that our grandchildren will probably regard the distinction we make between what we call the real world and what they think of as simply the world as the quaintest and most incomprehensible thing about us. ~ William Gibson,
20:Only for you, children of doctrine and learning, have we written this work. Examine this book, ponder the meaning we have dispersed in various places and gathered again; what we have concealed in one place we have disclosed in another, that it may be understood by your wisdom. ~ Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa,
21:Children of Immortality, gods who are joyous for ever,Rapture is ours and eternity measures our lives by his aeons.For we desireless toil who have joy in the fall as the triumph,Knowledge eternal possessing we work for an end that is destinedL ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
22:In attempting to construct such machines we should not be irreverently usurping His power of creating souls, any more than we are in the procreation of children: rather we are, in either case, instruments of His will providing mansions for the souls that He creates. ~ Alan Turing, Computing Machinery and Intelligence ,
23:Mother-EarthWho but the fool and improvident, who but the dreamer and madmanLeaves for the far and ungrasped earth’s close and provident labour?Children of earth, our mother gives tokens, she lays down her signposts,Step by step to advance on her bosom, to g ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
24:Suffering is the food of our strength and torture the bliss of our entrails.We are pitiless, mighty and glad, the gods fear our laughter inhuman.Our hearts are heroic and hard; we wear the belt of Orion:Our will has the edge of the thunderbolt, o ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Children of Wotan,
25:We are the javelins of Destiny, we are the children of Wotan,We are the human Titans, the supermen dreamed by the sage.A cross of the beast and demoniac with the godhead of power and will,We were born in humanity’s sunset, to the Night is our pil ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Children of Wotan,
26:In attempting to construct such (artificially intelligent) machines we should not be irreverently usurping His (God's) power of creating souls, any more than we are in the procreation of children,' Turing had advised. 'Rather we are, in either case, instruments of His will providing mansions for the souls that He creates. ~ Alan Turing,
27:There is an old, old story about a theologian who was asked to reconcile the Doctrine of Divine Mercy with the doctrine of infant damnation. 'The Almighty,' he explained, 'finds it necessary to do things in His official and public capacity which in His private and personal capacity He deplores. ~ Robert Heinlein, Methuselah's Children. ,
28:They were bewildered, unhappy children-he thought-all of them, even his mother, and he was foolish to resent their ineptitude; it came from their helplessness, not from malice. It was he who had to make himself learn to understand them, since he had so much to give, since they could never share his sense of joyous, boundless power. ~ Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged ,
29:Children will always be afraid of the dark, and men with minds sensitive to hereditary impulse will always tremble at the thought of the hidden and fathomless worlds of strange life which may pulsate in the gulfs beyond the stars, or press hideously upon our own globe in unholy dimensions which only the dead and the moonstruck can glimpse. ~ H. P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature ,
30:When we love a person, we love all that belongs to him; we extend to the children the affection we feel for the parent. Now every Soul is a daughter of the [Godhead]. How can this world be separated from the spiritual world? Those who despise what is so nearly akin to the spiritual world, prove that they know nothing of the spiritual world, except in name. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality ,
31:Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding... ~ William Gibson,
32:When speaking to parents, I encourage them to take their child(ren) to a children's museum and watch carefully what the child does, how she/she does it, what he/she returns to, where there is definite growth. Teachers could do the same or could set up 'play areas' which provide 'nutrition' for different intelligences... and watch carefully what happens and what does not happen with each child. ~ Howard Gardner,
33:Activities are endless, like ripples on a stream. They end only when you drop them.Human moods are like the changing highlights and shadows on a sunlit mountain range.All activities are like the games children play, like castles being made of sand.View them with delight and equanimity, like grandparents overseeing their grandchildren, or a shepherd resting on a hill watching over his grazing flock. ~ Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche,
34:The Gita has laid it down from the beginning that the very first precondition of the divine birth, the higher existence is the slaying of rajasic desire and its children, and that means the exclusion of sin. Sin is the working of the lower nature for the crude satisfaction of its own ignorant, dull or violent rajasic and tamasic propensities in revolt against any high self-control and self-mastery of the nature by the spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays On The Gita ,
35:And it shall also be a sign of the teacher of the integral Yoga that he does not arrogate to himself Guruhood in a humanly vain and self-exalting spirit. His work, if he has one, is a trust from above, he himself a channel, a vessel or a representative. He is a man helping his brothers, a child leading children, a Light kindling other lights, an awakened Soul awakening souls, at highest a Power or Presence of the Divine calling to him other powers of the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.01 - The Four Aids,
36:Mother, Some people criticise the fact that we have too many rules in our physical education and that we impose too much discipline on the children. There can be no physical education without discipline. The body itself could not function without a strict discipline. Actually, the failure to recognise this fact is the principal cause of illness. Digestion, growth, blood-circulation, everything, everything is a discipline. Thought, movement, gestures, everything is a discipline, and if there is no discipline people immediately fall ill. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
37:Masturbation is not the happiest form of sexuality, but the most advisable for him who wants to be alone and think. I detect the aroma of this pleasant vice in most philosophers, and a happily married logicians is almost a contradiction in terms. So many sages have regarded Woman as temptress because fornication often leads to marriage, which usually leads to children, which always leads to a respectable job and pretending to believe the idiocies your neighbors believe. The hypocrisy of the sages has been to conceal their timid onanism and call it celibacy. ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
38:CheerfulnessONE AFTERNOON, in a large town in a rainy country, I saw seven or eight vehicles full of children. That morning, they had been taken into the country to play in the fields, but the bad weather had made them return home early in the rain.And yet they were singing, laughing and waving merrily to the passers-by.They had kept their cheerfulness in this gloomy weather. If one of them had felt sad, the songs of the others would have cheered him. And for the people hurrying by, who heard the children's laughter, it seemed that the sky had brightened for a moment. ~ The Mother, 189.html">CWM.html">189 ,
39:There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. The majority take the line of least resistance, preferring to have their thinking done for them; they accept ready-made individual, private doctrines as their own and follow them more or less blindly. Every generation looks upon its own creeds as true and permanent and has a mingled smile of pity and contempt for the prejudices of the past. For two hundred or more generations of our historical past this attitude has been repeated two hundred or more times, and unless we are very careful our children will have the same attitude toward us. ~ Alfred Korzybski,
40:Your time is your life, and your life is your capital: by it you make your trade, and by it you will reach the eternal bounties in the proximity of Allah. Every single breath of yours is a priceless jewel, because it is irreplaceable; once it is gone, there is no return for it. So do not be like fools who rejoice each day as their wealth increases while their lives decrease. What good is there in wealth that increases while one's lifespan decreases?Do not rejoice except in an increase of knowledge or an increase of good works. Truly they are your two friends who will accompany you in your grave, when your spouse, your wealth, your children, and your friends will remain behind. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali?,
41:Because children have abounding vitality,because they are in spirit fierce and free,therefore they want things repeated and unchanged.They always say, "Do it again";and the grown-up person does it againuntil he is nearly dead.For grown-up people are not strong enoughto exult in monotony.But perhaps God is strong enoughto exult in monotony.It is possible that God says every morning,"Do it again"to the sun; and every evening,"Do it again" to the moon.It may not be automatic necessitythat makes all daisies alike;it may be that God makes every daisy separately,but has never got tired of making them.It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy;for we have sinned and grown old,and our Father is younger than we." ~ G K Chesterton, Orthodoxy ,
42:I have said that from a young age children should be taught to respect good health, physical strength and balance. The great importance of beauty must also be emphasised. A young child should aspire for beauty, not for the sake of pleasing others or winning their admiration, but for the love of beauty itself; for beauty is the ideal which all physical life must realise. Every human being has the possibility of establishing harmony among the different parts of his body and in the various movements of the body in action. Every human body that undergoes a rational method of culture from the very beginning of its existence can realise its own harmony and thus become fit to manifest beauty. When we speak of the other aspects of an integral education, we shall see what inner conditions are to be fulfilled so that this beauty can one day be manifested. ~ The Mother, On Education 1.03 - Physical Education,
43:And He will judge and will forgive all, the good and the evil, the wise and the meek . . . And when He has done with all of them, then He will summon us. 'You too come forth,' He will say, 'Come forth ye drunkards, come forth, ye weak ones, come forth, ye children of shame!' And we shall all come forth, without shame and shall stand before him. And He will say unto us, 'Ye are swine, made in the Image of the Beast and with his mark; but come ye also!' And the wise ones and those of understanding will say, 'Oh Lord, why dost Thou receive these men?' And He will say, 'This is why I receive them, oh ye wise, this is why I receive them, oh ye of understanding, that not one of them believed himself to be worthy of this.' And He will hold out His hands to us and we shall fall down before him . . . and we shall weep . . . and we shall understand all things! Then we shall understand everything! . . . and all will understand ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
44: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 ,
45:Influence is more important than example. Influence is not the outward authority of the Teacher over his disciple, but the power of his contact, of his presence, of the nearness of his soul to the soul of another, infusing into it, even though in silence, that which he himself is and possesses. This is the supreme sign of the Master. For the greatest Master is much less a Teacher than a Presence pouring the divine consciousness and its constituting light and power and purity and bliss into all who are receptive around him. And it shall also be a sign of the teacher of the integral Yoga that he does not arrogate to himself Guruhood in a humanly vain and self-exalting spirit. His work, if he has one, is a trust from above, he himself a channel, a vessel or a representative. He is a man helping his brothers, a child leading children, a Light kindling other lights, an awakened Soul awakening souls, at highest a Power or Presence of the Divine calling to him other ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
46:Yet not for tyrant wrong nor to serve as a sword for our passionsZeus created our strength, but that earth might have help from her children.Not of our moulding its gifts to our soul nor were formed by our labour!When did we make them, where were ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.02 - The Motives of Devotion,
47:Only by our coming into constant touch with the divine Consciousness and its absolute Truth can some form of the conscious Divine, the dynamic Absolute, take up our earth-existence and transform its strife, stumbling, sufferings and falsities into an image of the supreme Light, Power and Ananda. The culmination of the soul's constant touch with the Supreme is that self-giving which we call surrender to the divine Will and immergence of the separated ego in the One who is all. A vast universality of soul and an intense unity with all is the base and fixed condition of the supramental consciousness and spiritual life. In that universality and unity alone can we find the supreme law of the divine manifestation in the life of the embodied spirit; in that alone can we discover the supreme motion and right play of our individual nature. In that alone can all these lower discords resolve themselves into a victorious harmony of the true relations between manifested beings who are portions of the one Godhead and children of one universal Mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.07 - Standards of Conduct and Spiritual Freedom,
48:From what we've seen in sci-fi movies and literature and generally xenophobic public behavior about Others (immigrants, apostates, and liberals, e.g.,), and the primordial urges to solve imagined or perceived threats with military force, I think the only possibly positive version of alien visitations would be if (a) they're sufficiently evolved to be able to understand the utter primitivity of human behavior as collectives, and (b) they're sufficiently caring to treat Earth as a planet of ill-bred children, mostly incapable of acting, as a collective -- on their higher natures. It seems far more likely that we would be perceived as a vastly inferior species of antlike primitives, warring uselessly amongst ourselves with robotic persistence over millennia.If, based on their other cosmic travels and intergalactic species science, the extraterrestrials are able to have undeservedly benign interventions with humans without somehow provoking paranoid hysteria, religious panics and miitary holocaust, then we might have something to look forward to; but this, unfortunately, is placing a huge gamble on extraterrestrials to be the prevailingly benign moderators of our fate than we ourselves are ever likely to be as a species. ~ Fred Hosea,
49:When I was a child of about thirteen, for nearly a year every night as soon as I had gone to bed it seemed to me that I went out of my body and rose straight up above the house, then above the city, very high above. Then I used to see myself clad in a magnificent golden robe, much longer than myself; and as I rose higher, the robe would stretch, spreading out in a circle around me to form a kind of immense roof over the city. Then I would see men, women, children, old men, the sick, the unfortunate coming out from every side; they would gather under the outspread robe, begging for help, telling of their miseries, their suffering, their hardships. In reply, the robe, supple and alive, would extend towards each one of them individually, and as soon as they had touched it, they were comforted or healed, and went back into their bodies happier and stronger than they had come out of them. Nothing seemed more beautiful to me, nothing could make me happier; and all the activities of the day seemed dull and colourless and without any real life, beside this activity of the night which was the true life for me. Often while I was rising up in this way, I used to see at my left an old man, silent and still, who looked at me with kindly affection and encouraged me by his presence. This old man, dressed in a long dark purple robe, was the personification-as I came to know later-of him who is called the Man of Sorrows. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
50:The whole history of mankind and especially the present condition of the world unite in showing that far from being merely hypothetical, the case supposed has always been actual and is actual to-day on a vaster scale than ever before. My contention is that while progress in some of the great matters of human concern has been long proceeding in accordance with the law of a rapidly increasing geometric progression, progress in the other matters of no less importance has advanced only at the rate of an arithmetical progression or at best at the rate of some geometric progression of relatively slow growth. To see it and to understand it we have to pay the small price of a little observation and a little meditation. Some technological invention is made, like that of a steam engine or a printing press, for example; or some discovery of scientific method, like that of analytical geometry or the infinitesimal calculus; or some discovery of natural law, like that of falling bodies or the Newtonian law of gravitation. What happens? What is the effect upon the progress of knowledge and invention? The effect is stimulation. Each invention leads to new inventions and each discovery to new discoveries; invention breeds invention, science begets science, the children of knowledge produce their kind in larger and larger families; the process goes on from decade to decade, from generation to generation, and the spectacle we behold is that of advancement in scientific knowledge and technological power according to the law and rate of a rapidly increasing geometric progression or logarithmic function. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity ,
51:The Song Of View, Practice, And Action :::Oh, my Guru! The Exemplar of the View, Practice, and Action, Pray vouchsafe me your grace, and enable me To be absorbed in the realm of Self-nature! For the View, Practice, Action, and Accomplishment There are three Key-points you should know: All the manifestation, the Universe itself, is contained in the mind; The nature of Mind is the realm of illumination Which can neither be conceived nor touched. These are the Key-points of the View. Errant thoughts are liberated in the Dharmakaya; The awareness, the illumination, is always blissful; Meditate in a manner of non-doing and non-effort. These are the Key-points of Practice. In the action of naturalness The Ten Virtues spontaneously grow; All the Ten Vices are thus purified. By corrections or remedies The Illuminating Void is ne'er disturbed. These are the Key-points of Action. There is no Nivana to attain beyond; There is no Samsara here to renounce; Truly to know the Self-mind It is to be the Buddha Himself. These are the Key-points of Accomplishment. Reduce inwardly the Three Key-points to One. This One is the Void Nature of Being, Which only a wondrous Guru Can clearly illustrate. Much activity is of no avail; If one sees the Simultaneously Born Wisdom, He reaches the goal. For all practioners of Dharma The preaching is a precious gem; It is my direct experience from yogic meditation. Think carefully and bear it in your minds, Oh, my children and disciples. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
52:Why do some children take interest in things only when there is some excitement? They are tamasic. It is due to the large proportion of tamas in their nature. The more tamasic one is, the more does one need something violent and exciting circumstances. When the physical is tamasic, unless one eats spices and highly flavoured food, one does not feel nourished. And yet these are poisons. They act exactly like poison on the nerves. They do not nourish. But it is because people are tamasic, because their body's consciousness is not sufficiently developed. Well, mentally it is the same thing, vitally the same thing. If they are tamasic, they always need new excitements, dramas, murders, suicides, etc. to feel anything at all, otherwise.... And there is nothing, nothing that makes one more wicked and cruel than tamas. For it is this need of excitement which shakes you up a little, makes you come out of yourself. And one must also learn, there, to distinguish between those who are exclusively tamasic and those who are mixed, and those who are struggling within themselves with their different parts. One can, one must know in what proportion their nature is constituted, so as to be able to insist at need on one thing or another. Some people constantly need a whipping from life in order to move, otherwise they would spend their time sleeping. Others, on the contrary, need soothing things, silence, a retreat in the country-side - all things that do a lot of good but which must disappear as soon as one needs to make an effort for progress or to realise something or struggle against a defect, conquer an obstacle.... It is complicated, don't you think so? ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
53:Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy - ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness--that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what--at last--I have found. With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved. Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer. This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me. ~ Bertrand Russell,
54:Response To A Logician :::I bow at the feet of my teacher Marpa. And sing this song in response to you. Listen, pay heed to what I say, forget your critique for a while. The best seeing is the way of "nonseeing" the radiance of the mind itself. The best prize is what cannot be looked for the priceless treasure of the mind itself. The most nourishing food is "noneating" the transcendent food of samadhi. The most thirst-quenching drink is "nondrinking" the nectar of heartfelt compassion. Oh, this self-realizing awareness is beyond words and description! The mind is not the world of children, nor is it that of logicians. Attaining the truth of "nonattainment," you receive the highest initiation. Perceiving the void of high and low, you reach the sublime stage. Approaching the truth of "nonmovement," you follow the supreme path. Knowing the end of birth and death, the ultimate purpose is fulfilled. Seeing the emptiness of reason, supreme logic is perfected. When you know that great and small are groundless, you have entered the highest gateway. Comprehending beyond good and evil opens the way to perfect skill. Experiencing the dissolution of duality, you embrace the highest view. Observing the truth of "nonobservation" opens the way to meditating. Comprehending beyond "ought" and "oughtn't" opens the way to perfect action. When you realize the truth of "noneffort," you are approaching the highest fruition. Ignorant are those who lack this truth: arrogant teachers inflated by learning, scholars bewitched by mere words, and yogis seduced by prejudice. For though they yearn for freedom, they find only enslavement. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
55:It doesnt interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your hearts longing. It doesnt interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesnt interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by lifes betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human. It doesnt interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithlessand therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty even when its not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, Yes! It doesnt interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children. It doesnt interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesnt interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments. ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer,
56:Imperial Maheshwari is seated in the wideness above the thinking mind and will and sublimates and greatens them into wisdom and largeness or floods with a splendour beyond them. For she is the mighty and wise One who opens us to supramental infinities and the cosmic vastness, to the grandeur of the supreme Light, to a treasure-house of miraculous knowledge, to the measureless movement of the Mother's eternal forces. Tranquil is she and wonderful, great and calm for ever. Nothing can move her because all wisdom is in her; nothing is hidden from her that she chooses to know; she comprehends all things and all beings and their nature and what moves them and the law of the world and its times and how all was and is and must be. A strength is in her that meets everything and masters and none can prevail in the end against her vast intangible wisdom and high tranquil power. Equal, patient, unalterable in her will she deals with men according to their nature and with things and happenings according to their Force and truth that is in them. Partiality she has none, but she follows the decrees of the Supreme and some she raises up and some she casts down or puts away into the darkness. To the wise she gives a greater and more luminous wisdom; those that have vision she admits to her counsels; on the hostile she imposes the consequence of their hostility; the ignorant and foolish she leads them according to their blindness. In each man she answers and handles the different elements of his nature according to their need and their urge and the return they call for, puts on them the required pressure or leaves them to their cherished liberty to prosper in the ways of the Ignorance or to perish. For she is above all, bound by nothing, attached to nothing in the universe. Yet she has more than any other the heart of the universal Mother. For her compassion is endless and inexhaustible; all are to her eyes her children and portions of the One, even the Asura and Rakshasa and Pisacha and those that are revolted and hostile. Even her rejections are only a postponement, even her punishments are a grace. But her compassion does not blind her wisdom or turn her action from the course decreed; for the Truth of things is her one concern, knowledge her centre of power and to build our soul and our nature into the divine Truth her mission and her labour. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother game test3,
57:Fundamentally, whatever be the path one follows - whe- ther the path of surrender, consecration, knowledge-if one wants it to be perfect, it is always equally difficult, and there is but one way, one only, I know of only one: that is perfect sincerity, but perfect sincerity!Do you know what perfect sincerity is?...Never to try to deceive oneself, never let any part of the being try to find out a way of convincing the others, never to explain favourably what one does in order to have an excuse for what one wants to do, never to close one's eyes when something is unpleasant, never to let anything pass, telling oneself, "That is not important, next time it will be better."Oh! It is very difficult. Just try for one hour and you will see how very difficult it is. Only one hour, to be totally, absolutely sincere. To let nothing pass. That is, all one does, all one feels, all one thinks, all one wants, is exclusively the Divine."I want nothing but the Divine, I think of nothing but the Divine, I do nothing but what will lead me to the Divine, I love nothing but the Divine."Try - try, just to see, try for half an hour, you will see how difficult it is! And during that time take great care that there isn't a part of the vital or a part of the mind or a part of the physical being nicely hidden there, at the back, so that you don't see it (Mother hides her hands behind her back) and don't notice that it is not collaborating - sitting quietly there so that you don't unearth it... it says nothing, but it does not change, it hides itself. How many such parts! How many parts hide themselves! You put them in your pocket because you don't want to see them or else they get behind your back and sit there well-hidden, right in the middle of your back, so as not to be seen. When you go there with your torch - your torch of sincerity - you ferret out all the corners, everywhere, all the small corners which do not consent, the things which say "No" or those which do not move: "I am not going to budge. I am glued to this place of mine and nothing will make me move."... You have a torch there with you, and you flash it upon the thing, upon everything. You will see there are many of them there, behind your back, well stuck.Try, just for an hour, try!No more questions?Nobody has anything to say? Then, au revoir, my children! ~ The Mother, Question and Answers Volume-6,
58:When one is bored, Mother, does that mean one does not progress? At that time, yes, certainly without a doubt; not only does one not progress, but one misses an opportunity for progressing. There was a concurrence of circumstances which seemed to you dull, boring, stupid and you were in their midst; well, if you get bored, it means that you yourself are as boring as the circumstances! And that is a clear proof that you are simply not in a state of progress. There is nothing more contrary to the very reason of existence than this passing wave of boredom. If you make a little effort within yourself at that time, if you tell yourself: "Wait a bit, what is it that I should learn? What does all that bring to me so that I may learn something? What progress should I make in overcoming myself? What is the weakness that I must overcome? What is the inertia that I must conquer?" If you say that to yourself, you will see the next minute you are no longer bored. You will immediately get interested and you will make progress! This is a commonplace of consciousness. And then, you know, most people when they get bored, instead of trying to rise a step higher, descend a step lower, they become still worse than what they were, and they do all the stupid things that others do, go in for all the vulgarities, all the meannesses, everything, in order to amuse themselves. They get intoxicated, take poison, ruin their health, ruin their brain, they utter crudities. They do all that because they are bored. Well, if instead of going down, one had risen up, one would have profited by the circumstances. Instead of profiting, one falls a little lower yet than where one was. When people get a big blow in their life, some misfortune (what men call "misfortune", there are people who do have misfortunes), the first thing they try to do is to forget it - as though one did not forget quickly enough! And to forget, they do anything whatsoever. When there is something painful, they want to distract themselves - what they call distraction, that is, doing stupid things, that is to say, going down in their consciousness, going down a little instead of rising up.... Has something extremely painful happened to you, something very grievous? Do not become stupefied, do not seek forgetfulness, do not go down into the inconscience; you must go to the end and find the light that is behind, the truth, the force and the joy; and for that you must be strong and refuse to slide down. But that we shall see a little later, my children, when you will be a little older. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 Talks 026-050,
59:This is true in a general way; when those born scattered over the world at great distances from one another are driven by circumstances or by an impulsion to come and gather here, it is almost always because they have met in one life or another (not all in the same life) and because their psychic being has felt that they belonged to the same family; so they have taken an inner vow to continue to act together and collaborate. That is why even though they are born far from one another, there is something which compels them to come together; it is the psychic being, the psychic consciousness that is behind. And only to the extent the psychic consciousness is strong enough to order and organise the circumstances or the life, that is, strong enough not to allow itself to be opposed by outside forces, outside life movements, can people meet.It is profoundly true in reality; there are large "families of beings" who work for the same cause, who have gathered in more or less large numbers and who come in groups as it were. It is as though at certain times there were awakenings in the psychic world, as though lots of little sleeping children were being called to wake up: "It is time, quick, quick, go down!" And they hurry down. And sometimes they do not drop at the same place, they are dispersed, yet there is something within which troubles them, pushes them; for one reason or another they are drawn close and that brings them together. But it is something deep in the being, something that is not at all on the surface; otherwise, even if people met they would not perhaps become aware of the bond. People meet and recognise each other only to the extent they become conscious of their psychic being, obey their psychic being, are guided by it; otherwise there is all that comes in to oppose it, all that veils, all that stupefies, all those obstacles to prevent you from finding yourself in your depths and being able to collaborate truly in the work. You are tossed about by the forces of Nature.There is only one solution, to find your psychic being and once it is found to cling to it desperately, to let it guide you step by step whatever be the obstacle. That is the only solution. All this I did not write but I explained it to that lady. She had put to me the question: "How did I happen to come here?" I told her that it was certainly not for reasons of the external consciousness, it was something in her inner being that had pushed her. Only the awakening was not strong enough to overcome all the rest and she returned to the ordinary life for very ordinary reasons of living. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
60:The Teacher of the integral Yoga will follow as far as he may the method of the Teacher within us. He will lead the disciple through the nature of the disciple. Teaching, example, influence, - these are the three instruments of the Guru. But the wise Teacher will not seek to impose himself or his opinions on the passive acceptance of the receptive mind; he will throw in only what is productive and sure as a seed which will grow under the divine fostering within. He will seek to awaken much more than to instruct; he will aim at the growth of the faculties and the experiences by a natural process and free expansion. He will give a method as an aid, as a utilisable device, not as an imperative formula or a fixed routine. And he will be on his guard against any turning of the means into a limitation, against the mechanising of process. His whole business is to awaken the divine light and set working the divine force of which he himself is only a means and an aid, a body or a channel.The example is more powerful than the instruction; but it is not the example of the outward acts nor that of the personal character which is of most importance. These have their place and their utility; but what will most stimulate aspiration in others is the central fact of the divine realisation within him governing his whole life and inner state and all his activities. This is the universal and essential element; the rest belongs to individual person and circumstance. It is this dynamic realisation that the sadhaka must feel and reproduce in himself according to his own nature; he need not strive after an imitation from outside which may well be sterilising rather than productive of right and natural fruits.Influence is more important than example. Influence is not the outward authority of the Teacher over his disciple, but the power of his contact, of his presence, of the nearness of his soul to the soul of another, infusing into it, even though in silence, that which he himself is and possesses. This is the supreme sign of the Master. For the greatest Master is much less a Teacher than a Presence pouring the divine consciousness and its constituting light and power and purity and bliss into all who are receptive around him.And it shall also be a sign of the teacher of the integral Yoga that he does not arrogate to himself Guruhood in a humanly vain and self-exalting spirit. His work, if he has one, is a trust from above, he himself a channel, a vessel or a representative. He is a man helping his brothers, a child leading children, a Light kindling other lights, an awakened Soul awakening souls, at highest a Power or Presence of the Divine calling to him other powers of the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga ,
61:Mother of Dreams ::: Goddess supreme, Mother of Dream, by thy ivory doors when thou standest,Who are they then that come down unto men in thy visions that troop, group upon group, down the path of the shadows slanting?Dream after dream, they flash and they gleam with the flame of the stars still around them;Shadows at thy side in a darkness ride where the wild fires dance, stars glow and glance and the random meteor glistens;There are voices that cry to their kin who reply; voices sweet, at the heart they beat and ravish the soul as it listens.What then are these lands and these golden sands and these seas more radiant than earth can imagine?Who are those that pace by the purple waves that race to the cliff-bound floor of thy jasper shore under skies in which mystery muses,Lapped in moonlight not of our night or plunged in sunshine that is not diurnal?Who are they coming thy Oceans roaming with sails whose strands are not made by hands, an unearthly wind advances?Why do they join in a mystic line with those on the sands linking hands in strange and stately dances?Thou in the air, with a flame in thy hair, the whirl of thy wonders watching,Holdest the night in thy ancient right, Mother divine, hyacinthine, with a girdle of beauty defended.Sworded with fire, attracting desire, thy tenebrous kingdom thou keepest,Starry-sweet, with the moon at thy feet, now hidden now seen the clouds between in the gloom and the drift of thy tresses.Only to those whom thy fancy chose, O thou heart-free, is it given to see thy witchcraft and feel thy caresses.Open the gate where thy children wait in their world of a beauty undarkened.High-throned on a cloud, victorious, proud I have espied Maghavan ride when the armies of wind are behind him;Food has been given for my tasting from heaven and fruit of immortal sweetness;I have drunk wine of the kingdoms divine and have healed the change of music strange from a lyre which our hands cannot master,Doors have swung wide in the chambers of pride where the Gods reside and the Apsaras dance in their circles faster and faster.For thou art she whom we first can see when we pass the bounds of the mortal;There at the gates of the heavenly states thou hast planted thy wand enchanted over the head of the Yogin waving.From thee are the dream and the shadows that seem and the fugitive lights that delude us;Thine is the shade in which visions are made; sped by thy hands from celestial lands come the souls that rejoice for ever.Into thy dream-worlds we pass or look in thy magic glass, then beyond thee we climb out of Space and Time to the peak of divine endeavour. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems ,
62:Mother, suffering comes from ignorance and pain, but what is the nature of the suffering and pain the Divine Mother feels for her children-the Divine Mother in Savitri?It is because she participates in their nature. She has descended upon earth to participate in their nature. Because if she did not participate in their nature, she could not lead them farther. If she remained in her supreme consciousness where there is no suffering, in her supreme knowledge and consciousness, she could not have any contact with human beings. And it is for this that she is obliged to take on the human consciousness and form, it is to be able to enter into contact with them. Only, she does not forget: she has adopted their consciousness but she remains in relation with her own real, supreme consciousness. And thus, by joining the two, she can make those who are in that other consciousness progress. But if she did not adopt their consciousness, if she did not suffer with their sorrow, she could not help them. Hers is not a suffering of ignorance: it is a suffering through identity. It is because she has accepted to have the same vibrations as they, in order to be able to enter into contact with them and pull them out of the state they are in. If she did not enter into contact with them, she would not be felt at all or no one could bear her radiance.... This has been said in all kinds of forms, in all kinds of religions, and they have spoken very often of the divine Sacrifice, but from a certain point of view it is true. It is a voluntary sacrifice, but it is true: giving up a state of perfect consciousness, perfect bliss, perfect power in order to accept the state of ignorance of the outer world so as to pull it out of that ignorance. If this state were not accepted, there would be no contact with it. No relation would be possible. And this is the reason of the incarnations. Otherwise, there would be no necessity. If the divine consciousness and divine force could work directly from the place or state of their perfection, if they could work directly on matter and transform it, there would be no need to take a body like man's. It would have been enough to act from the world of Truth with the perfect consciousness and upon consciousness. In fact that acts perhaps but so slowly that when there is this effort to make the world progress, make it go forward more rapidly, well, it is necessary to take on human nature. By taking the human body, one is obliged to take on human nature, partially. Only, instead of losing one's consciousness and losing contact with the Truth, one keeps this consciousness and this Truth, and it is by joining the two that one can create exactly this kind of alchemy of transformation. But if one did not touch matter, one could do nothing for it. ~ The Mother, Question And Answers ,
63:Sometimes while reading a text one has ideas, then Sweet Mother, how can one distinguish between the other person's idea and one's own?Oh! This, this doesn't exist, the other person's idea and one's own idea. Nobody has ideas of his own: it is an immensity from which one draws according to his personal affinity; ideas are a collective possession, a collective wealth. Only, there are different stages. So there is the most common level, the one where all our brains bathe; this indeed swarms here, it is the level of "Mr. Everybody". And then there is a level that's slightly higher for people who are called thinkers. And then there are higher levels still - many - some of them are beyond words but they are still domains of ideas. And then there are those capable of shooting right up, catching something which is like a light and making it come down with all its stock of ideas, all its stock of thoughts. An idea from a higher domain if pulled down organises itself and is crystallised in a large number of thoughts which can express that idea differently; and then if you are a writer or a poet or an artist, when you make it come lower down still, you can have all kinds of expressions, extremely varied and choice around a single little idea but one coming from very high above. And when you know how to do this, it teaches you to distinguish between the pure idea and the way of expressing it. Some people cannot do it in their own head because they have no imagination or faculty for writing, but they can do it through study by reading what others have written. There are, you know, lots of poets, for instance, who have expressed the same idea - the same idea but with such different forms that when one reads many of them it becomes quite interesting to see (for people who love to read and read much). Ah, this idea, that one has said it like this, that other has expressed it like that, another has formulated it in this way, and so on. And so you have a whole stock of expressions which are expressions by different poets of the same single idea up there, above, high above. And you notice that there is an almost essential difference between the pure idea, the typal idea and its formulation in the mental world, even the speculative or artistic mental world. This is a very good thing to do when one loves gymnastics. It is mental gymnastics. Well, if you want to be truly intelligent, you must know how to do mental gymnastics; as, you see, if you want really to have a fairly strong body you must know how to do physical gymnastics. It is the same thing. People who have never done mental gymnastics have a poor little brain, quite over-simple, and all their life they think like children. One must know how to do this - not take it seriously, in the sense that one shouldn't have convictions, saying, "This idea is true and that is false; this formulation is correct and that one is not and this religion is the true one and that religion is false", and so on and so forth... this, if you enter into it, you become absolutely stupid. But if you can see all that and, for example, take all the religions, one after another and see how they have expressed the same aspiration of the human being for some Absolute, it becomes very interesting; and then you begin... yes, you begin to be able to juggle with all that. And then when you have mastered it all, you can rise above it and look at all the eternal human discussions with a smile. So there you are master of the thought and can no longer fly into a rage because someone else does not think as you, something that's unfortunately a very common malady here. Now, there we are. Nobody has any questions, no? That's enough? Finished! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 ,
64:Sweet Mother, how can we make our resolution very firm? By wanting it to be very firm! (Laughter) No, this seems like a joke... but it is absolutely true. One does not want it truly. There is always, if you... It is a lack of sincerity. If you look sincerely, you will see that you have decided that it will be like this, and then, beneath there is something which has not decided at all and is waiting for the second of hesitation in order to rush forward. If you are sincere, if you are sincere and get hold of the part which is hiding, waiting, not showing itself, which knows that there will come a second of indecision when it can rush out and make you do the thing you have decided not to do... [] But if you really want it, nothing in the world can prevent you from doing what you want. It is because one doesn't know how to will it. It is because one is divided in one's will. If you are not divided in your will, I say that nothing, nobody in the world can make you change your will. But one doesn't know how to will it. In fact one doesn't even want to. These are velleities: "Well, it is like this.... It would be good if it were like that... yes, it would be better if it were like that... yes, it would be preferable if it were like that." But this is not to will. And always there at the back, hidden somewhere in a corner of the brain, is something which is looking on and saying, "Oh, why should I want that? After all one can as well want the opposite." And to try, you see... Not like that, just wait... But one can always find a thousand excuses to do the opposite. And ah, just a tiny little wavering is enough... pftt... the thing swoops down and there it is. But if one wills, if one really knows that this is the thing, and truly wants this, and if one is oneself entirely concentrated in the will, I say that there is nothing in the world that can prevent one from doing it, from doing it or being obliged to do it. It depends on what it is. One wants. Yes, one wants, like this (gestures). One wants: "Yes, yes, it would be better if it were like that. Yes, it would be finer also, more elegant."... But, eh, eh, after all one is a weak creature, isn't that so? And then one can always put the blame upon something else: "It is the influence coming from outside, it is all kinds of circumstances." A breath has passed, you see. You don't know... something... a moment of unconsciousness... "Oh, I was not conscious." You are not conscious because you do not accept... And all this because you don't know how to will. [] To learn how to will is a very important thing. And to will truly, you must unify your being. In fact, to be a being, one must first unify oneself. If one is pulled by absolutely opposite tendencies, if one spends three-fourths of one's life without being conscious of oneself and the reasons why one does things, is one a real being? One does not exist. One is a mass of influences, movements, forces, actions, reactions, but one is not a being. One begins to become a being when one begins to have a will. And one can't have a will unless one is unified. And when you have a will, you will be able to say, say to the Divine: "I want what You want." But not before that. Because in order to want what the Divine wants, you must have a will, otherwise you can will nothing at all. You would like to. You would like it very much. You would very much like to want what the Divine wants to do. You don't possess a will to give to Him and to put at His service. Something like that, gelatinous, like jelly-fish... there... a mass of good wills - and I am considering the better side of things and forgetting the bad wills - a mass of good wills, half-conscious and fluctuating.... Ah, that's all, my children. That's enough for today. There we are. Only, put this into practice; just a little of what I have said, not all, eh, just a very little. There. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
65:64 Arts 1. Geet vidya: art of singing. 2. Vadya vidya: art of playing on musical instruments. 3. Nritya vidya: art of dancing. 4. Natya vidya: art of theatricals. 5. Alekhya vidya: art of painting. 6. Viseshakacchedya vidya: art of painting the face and body with color 7. Tandula­kusuma­bali­vikara: art of preparing offerings from rice and flowers. 8. Pushpastarana: art of making a covering of flowers for a bed. 9. Dasana­vasananga­raga: art of applying preparations for cleansing the teeth, cloths and painting the body. 10. Mani­bhumika­karma: art of making the groundwork of jewels. 11. Aayya­racana: art of covering the bed. 12. Udaka­vadya: art of playing on music in water. 13. Udaka­ghata: art of splashing with water. 14. Citra­yoga: art of practically applying an admixture of colors. 15. Malya­grathana­vikalpa: art of designing a preparation of wreaths. 16. Sekharapida­yojana: art of practically setting the coronet on the head. 17. Nepathya­yoga: art of practically dressing in the tiring room. 18. Karnapatra­bhanga: art of decorating the tragus of the ear. 19. Sugandha­yukti: art of practical application of aromatics. 20. Bhushana­yojana: art of applying or setting ornaments. 21. Aindra­jala: art of juggling. 22. Kaucumara: a kind of art. 23. Hasta­laghava: art of sleight of hand. 24. Citra­sakapupa­bhakshya­vikara­kriya: art of preparing varieties of delicious food. 25. Panaka­rasa­ragasava­yojana: art of practically preparing palatable drinks and tinging draughts with red color. 26. Suci­vaya­karma: art of needleworks and weaving. 27. Sutra­krida: art of playing with thread. 28. Vina­damuraka­vadya: art of playing on lute and small drum. 29. Prahelika: art of making and solving riddles. 30. Durvacaka­yoga: art of practicing language difficult to be answered by others. 31. Pustaka­vacana: art of reciting books. 32. Natikakhyayika­darsana: art of enacting short plays and anecdotes. 33. Kavya­samasya­purana: art of solving enigmatic verses. 34. Pattika­vetra­bana­vikalpa: art of designing preparation of shield, cane and arrows. 35. Tarku­karma: art of spinning by spindle. 36. Takshana: art of carpentry. 37. Vastu­vidya: art of engineering. 38. Raupya­ratna­pariksha: art of testing silver and jewels. 39. Dhatu­vada: art of metallurgy. 40. Mani­raga jnana: art of tinging jewels. 41. Akara jnana: art of mineralogy. 42. Vrikshayur­veda­yoga: art of practicing medicine or medical treatment, by herbs. 43. Mesha­kukkuta­lavaka­yuddha­vidhi: art of knowing the mode of fighting of lambs, cocks and birds. 44. Suka­sarika­pralapana: art of maintaining or knowing conversation between male and female cockatoos. 45. Utsadana: art of healing or cleaning a person with perfumes. 46. Kesa­marjana­kausala: art of combing hair. 47. Akshara­mushtika­kathana: art of talking with fingers. 48. Dharana­matrika: art of the use of amulets. 49. Desa­bhasha­jnana: art of knowing provincial dialects. 50. Nirmiti­jnana: art of knowing prediction by heavenly voice. 51. Yantra­matrika: art of mechanics. 52. Mlecchita­kutarka­vikalpa: art of fabricating barbarous or foreign sophistry. 53. Samvacya: art of conversation. 54. Manasi kavya­kriya: art of composing verse 55. Kriya­vikalpa: art of designing a literary work or a medical remedy. 56. Chalitaka­yoga: art of practicing as a builder of shrines called after him. 57. Abhidhana­kosha­cchando­jnana: art of the use of lexicography and meters. 58. Vastra­gopana: art of concealment of cloths. 59. Dyuta­visesha: art of knowing specific gambling. 60. Akarsha­krida: art of playing with dice or magnet. 61. Balaka­kridanaka: art of using children's toys. 62. Vainayiki vidya: art of enforcing discipline. 63. Vaijayiki vidya: art of gaining victory. 64. Vaitaliki vidya: art of awakening master with music at dawn. ~ Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger, Sexual Secrets ,
66:Coded LanguageWhereas, breakbeats have been the missing link connecting the diasporic community to its drum woven pastWhereas the quantised drum has allowed the whirling mathematicians to calculate the ever changing distance between rock and stardom.Whereas the velocity of the spinning vinyl, cross-faded, spun backwards, and re-released at the same given moment of recorded history, yet at a different moment in time's continuum has allowed history to catch up with the present.We do hereby declare reality unkempt by the changing standards of dialogue.Statements, such as, "keep it real", especially when punctuating or anticipating modes of ultra-violence inflicted psychologically or physically or depicting an unchanging rule of events will hence forth be seen as retro-active and not representative of the individually determined is.Furthermore, as determined by the collective consciousness of this state of being and the lessened distance between thought patterns and their secular manifestations, the role of men as listening receptacles is to be increased by a number no less than 70 percent of the current enlisted as vocal aggressors.Motherfuckers better realize, now is the time to self-actualizeWe have found evidence that hip hops standard 85 rpm when increased by a number as least half the rate of it's standard or decreased at ¾ of it's speed may be a determining factor in heightening consciousness.Studies show that when a given norm is changed in the face of the unchanging, the remaining contradictions will parallel the truth.Equate rhyme with reason, Sun with seasonOur cyclical relationship to phenomenon has encouraged scholars to erase the centers of periods, thus symbolizing the non-linear character of cause and effectReject mediocrity!Your current frequencies of understanding outweigh that which as been given for you to understand.The current standard is the equivalent of an adolescent restricted to the diet of an infant.The rapidly changing body would acquire dysfunctional and deformative symptoms and could not properly mature on a diet of apple sauce and crushed pearsLight years are interchangeable with years of living in darkness.The role of darkness is not to be seen as, or equated with, Ignorance, but with the unknown, and the mysteries of the unseen.Thus, in the name of:ROBESON, GOD'S SON, HURSTON, AHKENATON, HATHSHEPUT, BLACKFOOT, HELEN,LENNON, KHALO, KALI, THE THREE MARIAS, TARA, LILITHE, LOURDE, WHITMAN,BALDWIN, GINSBERG, KAUFMAN, LUMUMBA, Gandhi, GIBRAN, SHABAZZ, SIDDHARTHA,MEDUSA, GUEVARA, GUARDSIEFF, RAND, WRIGHT, BANNEKER, TUBMAN, HAMER, HOLIDAY,DAVIS, COLTRANE, MORRISON, JOPLIN, DUBOIS, CLARKE, SHAKESPEARE, RACHMNINOV,ELLINGTON, CARTER, GAYE, HATHOWAY, HENDRIX, KUTL, DICKERSON, RIPPERTON,MARY, ISIS, THERESA, PLATH, RUMI, FELLINI, MICHAUX, NOSTRADAMUS, NEFERTITI,LA ROCK, SHIVA, GANESHA, YEMAJA, OSHUN, OBATALA, OGUN, KENNEDY, KING, FOURLITTLE GIRLS, HIROSHIMA, NAGASAKI, KELLER, BIKO, PERONE, MARLEY, COSBY,SHAKUR, THOSE STILL AFLAMED, AND THE COUNTLESS UNNAMEDWe claim the present as the pre-sent, as the hereafter.We are unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun.We are not afraid of the darkness, we trust that the moon shall guide us.We are determining the future at this very moment.We now know that the heart is the philosophers' stoneOur music is our alchemyWe stand as the manifested equivalent of 3 buckets of water and a hand full of minerals, thus realizing that those very buckets turned upside down supply the percussion factor of forever.If you must count to keep the beat then count.Find you mantra and awaken your subconscious.Curve you circles counterclockwiseUse your cipher to decipher, Coded Language, man made laws.Climb waterfalls and trees, commune with nature, snakes and bees.Let your children name themselves and claim themselves as the new day for today we are determined to be the channelers of these changing frequencies into songs, paintings, writings, dance, drama, photography, carpentry, crafts, love, and love.We enlist every instrument: Acoustic, electronic.Every so-called race, gender, and sexual preference.Every per-son as beings of sound to acknowledge their responsibility to uplift the consciousness of the entire fucking World.Any utterance will be un-aimed, will be disclaimed - two rappers slainAny utterance will be un-aimed, will be disclaimed - two rappers slain ~ Saul Williams,
67:A God's LabourI have gathered my dreams in a silver air Between the gold and the blueAnd wrapped them softly and left them there, My jewelled dreams of you.I had hoped to build a rainbow bridge Marrying the soil to the skyAnd sow in this dancing planet midge The moods of infinity.But too bright were our heavens, too far away, Too frail their ethereal stuff;Too splendid and sudden our light could not stay; The roots were not deep enough.He who would bring the heavens here Must descend himself into clayAnd the burden of earthly nature bear And tread the dolorous way.Coercing my godhead I have come down Here on the sordid earth,Ignorant, labouring, human grown Twixt the gates of death and birth.I have been digging deep and long Mid a horror of filth and mireA bed for the golden river's song, A home for the deathless fire.I have laboured and suffered in Matter's night To bring the fire to man;But the hate of hell and human spite Are my meed since the world began.For man's mind is the dupe of his animal self; Hoping its lusts to win,He harbours within him a grisly Elf Enamoured of sorrow and sin.The grey Elf shudders from heaven's flame And from all things glad and pure;Only by pleasure and passion and pain His drama can endure.All around is darkness and strife; For the lamps that men call sunsAre but halfway gleams on this stumbling life Cast by the Undying Ones.Man lights his little torches of hope That lead to a failing edge;A fragment of Truth is his widest scope, An inn his pilgrimage.The Truth of truths men fear and deny, The Light of lights they refuse;To ignorant gods they lift their cry Or a demon altar choose.All that was found must again be sought, Each enemy slain revives,Each battle for ever is fought and refought Through vistas of fruitless lives.My gaping wounds are a thousand and one And the Titan kings assail,But I dare not rest till my task is done And wrought the eternal will.How they mock and sneer, both devils and men! "Thy hope is Chimera's headPainting the sky with its fiery stain; Thou shalt fall and thy work lie dead."Who art thou that babblest of heavenly ease And joy and golden roomTo us who are waifs on inconscient seas And bound to life's iron doom?"This earth is ours, a field of Night For our petty flickering fires.How shall it brook the sacred Light Or suffer a god's desires?"Come, let us slay him and end his course! Then shall our hearts have releaseFrom the burden and call of his glory and force And the curb of his wide white peace."But the god is there in my mortal breast Who wrestles with error and fateAnd tramples a road through mire and waste For the nameless Immaculate.A voice cried, "Go where none have gone! Dig deeper, deeper yetTill thou reach the grim foundation stone And knock at the keyless gate."I saw that a falsehood was planted deep At the very root of thingsWhere the grey Sphinx guards God's riddle sleep On the Dragon's outspread wings.I left the surface gauds of mind And life's unsatisfied seasAnd plunged through the body's alleys blind To the nether mysteries.I have delved through the dumb Earth's dreadful heart And heard her black mass' bell.I have seen the source whence her agonies part And the inner reason of hell.Above me the dragon murmurs moan And the goblin voices flit;I have pierced the Void where Thought was born, I have walked in the bottomless pit.On a desperate stair my feet have trod Armoured with boundless peace,Bringing the fires of the splendour of God Into the human abyss.He who I am was with me still; All veils are breaking now.I have heard His voice and borne His will On my vast untroubled brow.The gulf twixt the depths and the heights is bridged And the golden waters pourDown the sapphire mountain rainbow-ridged And glimmer from shore to shore.Heaven's fire is lit in the breast of the earth And the undying suns here burn;Through a wonder cleft in the bounds of birth The incarnate spirits yearnLike flames to the kingdoms of Truth and Bliss: Down a gold-red stairway wendThe radiant children of Paradise Clarioning darkness' end.A little more and the new life's doors Shall be carved in silver lightWith its aureate roof and mosaic floors In a great world bare and bright.I shall leave my dreams in their argent air, For in a raiment of gold and blueThere shall move on the earth embodied and fair The living truth of you. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems A God's Labour,
68:Death & FameWhen I dieI don't care what happens to my body throw ashes in the air, scatter 'em in East River bury an urn in Elizabeth New Jersey, B'nai Israel CemeteryBut I want a big funeral St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Mark's Church, the largest synagogue in ManhattanFirst, there's family, brother, nephews, spry aged Edith stepmother 96, Aunt Honey from old Newark,Doctor Joel, cousin Mindy, brother Gene one eyed one ear'd, sister-in-law blonde Connie, five nephews, stepbrothers & sisters their grandchildren, companion Peter Orlovsky, caretakers Rosenthal & Hale, Bill Morgan--Next, teacher Trungpa Vajracharya's ghost mind, Gelek Rinpoche, there Sakyong Mipham, Dalai Lama alert, chance visiting America, Satchitananda Swami Shivananda, Dehorahava Baba, Karmapa XVI, Dudjom Rinpoche, Katagiri & Suzuki Roshi's phantoms Baker, Whalen, Daido Loorie, Qwong, Frail White-haired Kapleau Roshis, Lama Tarchen --Then, most important, lovers over half-century Dozens, a hundred, more, older fellows bald & rich young boys met naked recently in bed, crowds surprised to see each other, innumerable, intimate, exchanging memories"He taught me to meditate, now I'm an old veteran of the thousandday retreat --""I played music on subway platforms, I'm straight but loved him he loved me""I felt more love from him at 19 than ever from anyone""We'd lie under covers gossip, read my poetry, hug & kiss belly to belly arms round each other""I'd always get into his bed with underwear on & by morning my skivvies would be on the floor""Japanese, always wanted take it up my bum with a master""We'd talk all night about Kerouac & Cassady sit Buddhalike then sleep in his captain's bed.""He seemed to need so much affection, a shame not to make him happy""I was lonely never in bed nude with anyone before, he was so gentle my stomach shuddered when he traced his finger along my abdomen nipple to hips-- ""All I did was lay back eyes closed, he'd bring me to come with mouth & fingers along my waist""He gave great head"So there be gossip from loves of 1948, ghost of Neal Cassady commin-gling with flesh and youthful blood of 1997 and surprise -- "You too? But I thought you were straight!""I am but Ginsberg an exception, for some reason he pleased me.""I forgot whether I was straight gay queer or funny, was myself, tender and affectionate to be kissed on the top of my head, my forehead throat heart & solar plexus, mid-belly. on my prick, tickled with his tongue my behind""I loved the way he'd recite 'But at my back allways hear/ time's winged chariot hurrying near,' heads together, eye to eye, on a pillow --"Among lovers one handsome youth straggling the rear"I studied his poetry class, 17 year-old kid, ran some errands to his walk-up flat, seduced me didn't want to, made me come, went home, never saw him again never wanted to... ""He couldn't get it up but loved me," "A clean old man." "He made sure I came first"This the crowd most surprised proud at ceremonial place of honor--Then poets & musicians -- college boys' grunge bands -- age-old rock star Beatles, faithful guitar accompanists, gay classical con-ductors, unknown high Jazz music composers, funky trum-peters, bowed bass & french horn black geniuses, folksinger fiddlers with dobro tamborine harmonica mandolin auto-harp pennywhistles & kazoosNext, artist Italian romantic realists schooled in mystic 60's India, Late fauve Tuscan painter-poets, Classic draftsman Massa-chusets surreal jackanapes with continental wives, poverty sketchbook gesso oil watercolor masters from American provincesThen highschool teachers, lonely Irish librarians, delicate biblio-philes, sex liberation troops nay armies, ladies of either sex"I met him dozens of times he never remembered my name I loved him anyway, true artist""Nervous breakdown after menopause, his poetry humor saved me from suicide hospitals""Charmant, genius with modest manners, washed sink, dishes my studio guest a week in Budapest"Thousands of readers, "Howl changed my life in Libertyville Illinois""I saw him read Montclair State Teachers College decided be a poet-- ""He turned me on, I started with garage rock sang my songs in Kansas City""Kaddish made me weep for myself & father alive in Nevada City""Father Death comforted me when my sister died Boston l982""I read what he said in a newsmagazine, blew my mind, realized others like me out there"Deaf & Dumb bards with hand signing quick brilliant gesturesThen Journalists, editors's secretaries, agents, portraitists & photo-graphy aficionados, rock critics, cultured laborors, cultural historians come to witness the historic funeral Super-fans, poetasters, aging Beatnicks & Deadheads, autograph-hunters, distinguished paparazzi, intelligent gawkersEveryone knew they were part of 'History" except the deceased who never knew exactly what was happening even when I was aliveFebruary 22, 1997 ~ Allen Ginsberg,
69:Education THE EDUCATION of a human being should begin at birth and continue throughout his life. Indeed, if we want this education to have its maximum result, it should begin even before birth; in this case it is the mother herself who proceeds with this education by means of a twofold action: first, upon herself for her own improvement, and secondly, upon the child whom she is forming physically. For it is certain that the nature of the child to be born depends very much upon the mother who forms it, upon her aspiration and will as well as upon the material surroundings in which she lives. To see that her thoughts are always beautiful and pure, her feelings always noble and fine, her material surroundings as harmonious as possible and full of a great simplicity - this is the part of education which should apply to the mother herself. And if she has in addition a conscious and definite will to form the child according to the highest ideal she can conceive, then the very best conditions will be realised so that the child can come into the world with his utmost potentialities. How many difficult efforts and useless complications would be avoided in this way! Education to be complete must have five principal aspects corresponding to the five principal activities of the human being: the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual. Usually, these phases of education follow chronologically the growth of the individual; this, however, does not mean that one of them should replace another, but that all must continue, completing one another until the end of his life. We propose to study these five aspects of education one by one and also their interrelationships. But before we enter into the details of the subject, I wish to make a recommendation to parents. Most parents, for various reasons, give very little thought to the true education which should be imparted to children. When they have brought a child into the world, provided him with food, satisfied his various material needs and looked after his health more or less carefully, they think they have fully discharged their duty. Later on, they will send him to school and hand over to the teachers the responsibility for his education. There are other parents who know that their children must be educated and who try to do what they can. But very few, even among those who are most serious and sincere, know that the first thing to do, in order to be able to educate a child, is to educate oneself, to become conscious and master of oneself so that one never sets a bad example to one's child. For it is above all through example that education becomes effective. To speak good words and to give wise advice to a child has very little effect if one does not oneself give him an example of what one teaches. Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. Quite naturally a child has respect and admiration for his parents; unless they are quite unworthy, they will always appear to their child as demigods whom he will try to imitate as best he can. With very few exceptions, parents are not aware of the disastrous influence that their own defects, impulses, weaknesses and lack of self-control have on their children. If you wish to be respected by a child, have respect for yourself and be worthy of respect at every moment. Never be authoritarian, despotic, impatient or ill-tempered. When your child asks you a question, do not give him a stupid or silly answer under the pretext that he cannot understand you. You can always make yourself understood if you take enough trouble; and in spite of the popular saying that it is not always good to tell the truth, I affirm that it is always good to tell the truth, but that the art consists in telling it in such a way as to make it accessible to the mind of the hearer. In early life, until he is twelve or fourteen, the child's mind is hardly open to abstract notions and general ideas. And yet you can train it to understand these things by using concrete images, symbols or parables. Up to quite an advanced age and for some who mentally always remain children, a narrative, a story, a tale well told teach much more than any number of theoretical explanations. Another pitfall to avoid: do not scold your child without good reason and only when it is quite indispensable. A child who is too often scolded gets hardened to rebuke and no longer attaches much importance to words or severity of tone. And above all, take good care never to scold him for a fault which you yourself commit. Children are very keen and clear-sighted observers; they soon find out your weaknesses and note them without pity. When a child has done something wrong, see that he confesses it to you spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, with kindness and affection make him understand what was wrong in his movement so that he will not repeat it, but never scold him; a fault confessed must always be forgiven. You should not allow any fear to come between you and your child; fear is a pernicious means of education: it invariably gives birth to deceit and lying. Only a discerning affection that is firm yet gentle and an adequate practical knowledge will create the bonds of trust that are indispensable for you to be able to educate your child effectively. And do not forget that you have to control yourself constantly in order to be equal to your task and truly fulfil the duty which you owe your child by the mere fact of having brought him into the world. Bulletin, February 1951 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
70:The whole question. The whole question? And now, do you understand?... Not quite? I told you that you did not understand because it was muddled up; in one question three different ideas were included. So naturally it created a confusion. But taken separately they are what I explained to you just now, most probably; that is to say, one has this altogether ignorant and obliterated consciousness and is convinced that he is the cause and effect, the origin and result of himself, separate from all others, separate with a limited power to act upon others and a little greater capacity to be set in movement by others or to react to others' influence. That is how people think usually, something like that, isn't that so? How do you feel, you? What effect do you have upon yourself? And you? And you?... You have never thought about it? You have never looked into yourself to see what effect you exercise upon yourself? Never thought over it? No? How do you feel? Nobody will tell me? Come, you tell me that. Never tried to understand how you feel? Yes? No? How strange! Never sought to understand how, for example, decisions take place in you? From where do they come? What makes you decide one thing rather than another? And what is the relation between a decision of yours and your action? And to what extent do you have the freedom of choice between one thing and another? And how far do you feel you are able to, you are free to do this or that or that other or nothing at all?... You have pondered over that? Yes? Is there any one among the students who has thought over it? No? Nobody put the question to himself? You? You?... Even if one thinks over it, perhaps one is not able to answer! One cannot explain? No. It is difficult to explain? Even this simple little thing, to see where in your consciousness the wills that come from outside meet your will (which you call yours, which comes from within), at what place the two join together and to what extent the one from outside acts upon that from within and the one from within acts upon that from outside? You have never tried to find this out? It has never seemed to you unbearable that a will from outside should have an action upon your will? No? I do not know. Oh! I am putting very difficult problems! But, my children, I was preoccupied with that when I was a child of five!... So I thought you must have been preoccupied with it since a long time. In oneself, there are contradictory wills. Yes, many. That is one of the very first discoveries. There is one part which wants things this way; and then at another moment, another way, and a third time, one wants still another thing! Besides, there is even this: something that wants and another which says no. So? But it is exactly that which has to be found if you wish in the least to organise yourself. Why not project yourself upon a screen, as in the cinema, and then look at yourself moving on it? How interesting it is! This is the first step. You project yourself on the screen and then observe and see all that is moving there and how it moves and what happens. You make a little diagram, it becomes so interesting then. And then, after a while, when you are quite accustomed to seeing, you can go one step further and take a decision. Or even a still greater step: you organise - arrange, take up all that, put each thing in its place, organise in such a way that you begin to have a straight movement with an inner meaning. And then you become conscious of your direction and are able to say: "Very well, it will be thus; my life will develop in that way, because that is the logic of my being. Now, I have arranged all that within me, each thing has been put in its place, and so naturally a central orientation is forming. I am following this orientation. One step more and I know what will happen to me for I myself am deciding it...." I do not know, I am telling you this; to me it seemed terribly interesting, the most interesting thing in the world. There was nothing, no other thing that interested me more than that. This happened to me.... I was five or six or seven years old (at seven the thing became quite serious) and I had a father who loved the circus, and he came and told me: "Come with me, I am going to the circus on Sunday." I said: "No, I am doing something much more interesting than going to the circus!" Or again, young friends invited me to attend a meeting where we were to play together, enjoy together: "No, I enjoy here much more...." And it was quite sincere. It was not a pose: for me, it was like this, it was true. There was nothing in the world more enjoyable than that. And I am so convinced that anybody who does it in that way, with the same freshness and sincerity, will obtain most interesting results.... To put all that on a screen in front of yourself and look at what is happening. And the first step is to know all that is happening and then you must not try to shut your eyes when something does not appear pleasant to you! You must keep them wide open and put each thing in that way before the screen. Then you make quite an interesting discovery. And then the next step is to start telling yourself: "Since all that is happening within me, why should I not put this thing in this way and then that thing in that way and then this other in this way and thus wouldn't I be doing something logical that has a meaning? Why should I not remove that thing which stands obstructing the way, these conflicting wills? Why? And what does that represent in the being? Why is it there? If it were put there, would it not help instead of harming me?" And so on. And little by little, little by little, you see clearer and then you see why you are made like that, what is the thing you have got to do - that for which you are born. And then, quite naturally, since all is organised for this thing to happen, the path becomes straight and you can say beforehand: "It is in this way that it will happen." And when things come from outside to try and upset all that, you are able to say: "No, I accept this, for it helps; I reject that, for that harms." And then, after a few years, you curb yourself as you curb a horse: you do whatever you like, in the way you like and you go wherever you like. It seems to me this is worth the trouble. I believe it is the most interesting thing. ...You must have a great deal of sincerity, a little courage and perseverance and then a sort of mental curiosity, you understand, curious, seeking to know, interested, wanting to learn. To love to learn: that, one must have in one's nature. To find it impossible to stand before something grey, all hazy, in which nothing is seen clearly and which gives you quite an unpleasant feeling, for you do not know where you begin and where you end, what is yours and what is not yours and what is settled and what is not settled - what is this pulp-like thing you call yourself in which things get intermingled and act upon one another without even your being aware of it? You ask yourself: "But why have I done this?" You know nothing about it. "And why have I felt that?" You don't know that, either. And then, you are thrown into a world outside that is only fog and you are thrown into a world inside that is also for you another kind of fog, still more impenetrable, in which you live, like a cork thrown upon the waters and the waves carry it away or cast it into the air, and it drops and rolls on. That is quite an unpleasant state. I do not know, but to me it appears unpleasant. To see clearly, to see one's way, where one is going, why one is going there, how one is to go there and what one is going to do and what is the kind of relation with others... But that is a problem so wonderfully interesting - it is interesting - and you can always discover things every minute! One's work is never finished. There is a time, there is a certain state of consciousness when you have the feeling that you are in that condition with all the weight of the world lying heavy upon you and besides you are going in blinkers and do not know where you are going, but there is something which is pushing you. And that is truly a very unpleasant condition. And there is another moment when one draws oneself up and is able to see what is there above, and one becomes it; then one looks at the world as though from the top of a very very high mountain and one sees all that is happening below; then one can choose one's way and follow it. That is a more pleasant condition. This then is truly the truth, you are upon earth for that, surely. All individual beings and all the little concentrations of consciousness were created to do this work. It is the very reason for existence: to be able to become fully conscious of a certain sum of vibrations representing an individual being and put order there and find one's way and follow it. And so, as men do not know it and do not do it, life comes and gives them a blow here: "Oh! that hurts", then a blow there: "Ah! that's hurting me." And the thing goes on like that and all the time it is like that. And all the time they are getting pain somewhere. They suffer, they cry, they groan. But it is simply due to that reason, there is no other: it is that they have not done that little work. If, when they were quite young, there had been someone to teach them to do the work and they had done it without losing time, they could have gone through life gloriously and instead of suffering they would have been all-powerful masters of their destiny. This is not to say that necessarily all things would become pleasant. It is not at all that. But your reaction towards things becomes the true reaction and instead of suffering, you learn; instead of being miserable, you go forward and progress. After all, I believe it is for this that you are here - so that there is someone who can tell you: "There, well, try that. It is worth trying." ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 199,
71:[The Gods and Their Worlds] [...] According to traditions and occult schools, all these zones of realities, these planes of realities have got different names; they have been classified in a different way, but there is an essential analogy, and if you go back far enough into the traditions, you see only the words changing according to the country and the language. Even now, the experiences of Western occultists and those of Eastern occultists offer great similarities. All who set out on the discovery of these invisible worlds and make a report of what they saw, give a very similar description, whether they be from here or there; they use different words, but the experience is very similar and the handling of forces is the same. This knowledge of the occult worlds is based on the existence of subtle bodies and of subtle worlds corresponding to those bodies. They are what the psychological method calls "states of consciousness", but these states of consciousness really correspond to worlds. The occult procedure consists then in being aware of these various inner states of being or subtle bodies and in becoming sufficiently a master of them so as to be able to go out of them successively, one after another. There is indeed a whole scale of subtleties, increasing or decreasing according to the direction in which you go, and the occult procedure consists in going out of a denser body into a subtler body and so on again, up to the most ethereal regions. You go, by successive exteriorisations, into bodies or worlds more and more subtle. It is somewhat as if every time you passed into another dimension. The fourth dimension of the physicists is nothing but the scientific transcription of an occult knowledge. To give another image, one can say that the physical body is at the centre - it is the most material, the densest and also the smallest - and the inner bodies, more subtle, overflow more and more the central physical body; they pass through it, extending themselves farther and farther, like water evaporating from a porous vase and forming a kind of steam all around. And the greater the subtlety, the more the extension tends to unite with that of the universe: one ends by universalising oneself. And it is altogether a concrete process which gives an objective experience of invisible worlds and even enables one to act in these worlds. There are, then, only a very small number of people in the West who know that these gods are not merely subjective and imaginary - more or less wildly imaginary - but that they correspond to a universal truth. All these regions, all these domains are filled with beings who exist, each in its own domain, and if you are awake and conscious on a particular plane - for instance, if on going out of a more material body you awake on some higher plane, you have the same relation with the things and people of that plane as you had with the things and people of the material world. That is to say, there exists an entirely objective relation that has nothing to do with the idea you may have of these things. Naturally, the resemblance is greater and greater as you approach the physical world, the material world, and there even comes a time when the one region has a direct action upon the other. In any case, in what Sri Aurobindo calls the overmental worlds, you will find a concrete reality absolutely independent of your personal experience; you go back there and again find the same things, with the differences that have occurred during your absence. And you have relations with those beings that are identical with the relations you have with physical beings, with this difference that the relation is more plastic, supple and direct - for example, there is the capacity to change the external form, the visible form, according to the inner state you are in. But you can make an appointment with someone and be at the appointed place and find the same being again, with certain differences that have come about during your absence; it is entirely concrete with results entirely concrete. One must have at least a little of this experience in order to understand these things. Otherwise, those who are convinced that all this is mere human imagination and mental formation, who believe that these gods have such and such a form because men have thought them to be like that, and that they have certain defects and certain qualities because men have thought them to be like that - all those who say that God is made in the image of man and that he exists only in human thought, all these will not understand; to them this will appear absolutely ridiculous, madness. One must have lived a little, touched the subject a little, to know how very concrete the thing is. Naturally, children know a good deal if they have not been spoilt. There are so many children who return every night to the same place and continue to live the life they have begun there. When these faculties are not spoilt with age, you can keep them with you. At a time when I was especially interested in dreams, I could return exactly to a place and continue a work that I had begun: supervise something, for example, set something in order, a work of organisation or of discovery, of exploration. You go until you reach a certain spot, as you would go in life, then you take a rest, then you return and begin again - you begin the work at the place where you left off and you continue it. And you perceive that there are things which are quite independent of you, in the sense that changes of which you are not at all the author, have taken place automatically during your absence. But for this, you must live these experiences yourself, you must see them yourself, live them with sufficient sincerity and spontaneity in order to see that they are independent of any mental formation. For you can do the opposite also, and deepen the study of the action of mental formation upon events. This is very interesting, but it is another domain. And this study makes you very careful, very prudent, because you become aware of how far you can delude yourself. So you must study both, the dream and the occult reality, in order to see what is the essential difference between the two. The one depends upon us; the other exists in itself; entirely independent of the thought that we have of it. When you have worked in that domain, you recognise in fact that once a subject has been studied and something has been learnt mentally, it gives a special colour to the experience; the experience may be quite spontaneous and sincere, but the simple fact that the subject was known and studied lends a particular quality. Whereas if you had learnt nothing about the question, if you knew nothing at all, the transcription would be completely spontaneous and sincere when the experience came; it would be more or less adequate, but it would not be the outcome of a previous mental formation. Naturally, this occult knowledge or this experience is not very frequent in the world, because in those who do not have a developed inner life, there are veritable gaps between the external consciousness and the inmost consciousness; the linking states of being are missing and they have to be constructed. So when people enter there for the first time, they are bewildered, they have the impression they have fallen into the night, into nothingness, into non-being! I had a Danish friend, a painter, who was like that. He wanted me to teach him how to go out of the body; he used to have interesting dreams and thought that it would be worth the trouble to go there consciously. So I made him "go out" - but it was a frightful thing! When he was dreaming, a part of his mind still remained conscious, active, and a kind of link existed between this active part and his external being; then he remembered some of his dreams, but it was a very partial phenomenon. And to go out of one's body means to pass gradually through all the states of being, if one does the thing systematically. Well, already in the subtle physical, one is almost de-individualised, and when one goes farther, there remains nothing, for nothing is formed or individualised. Thus, when people are asked to meditate or told to go within, to enter into themselves, they are in agony - naturally! They have the impression that they are vanishing. And with reason: there is nothing, no consciousness! These things that appear to us quite natural and evident, are, for people who know nothing, wild imagination. If, for example, you transplant these experiences or this knowledge to the West, well, unless you have been frequenting the circles of occultists, they stare at you with open eyes. And when you have turned your back, they hasten to say, "These people are cranks!" Now to come back to the gods and conclude. It must be said that all those beings who have never had an earthly existence - gods or demons, invisible beings and powers - do not possess what the Divine has put into man: the psychic being. And this psychic being gives to man true love, charity, compassion, a deep kindness, which compensate for all his external defects. In the gods there is no fault because they live according to their own nature, spontaneously and without constraint: as gods, it is their manner of being. But if you take a higher point of view, if you have a higher vision, a vision of the whole, you see that they lack certain qualities that are exclusively human. By his capacity of love and self-giving, man can have as much power as the gods and even more, when he is not egoistic, when he has surmounted his egoism. If he fulfils the required condition, man is nearer to the Supreme than the gods are. He can be nearer. He is not so automatically, but he has the power to be so, the potentiality. If human love manifested itself without mixture, it would be all-powerful. Unfortunately, in human love there is as much love of oneself as of the one loved; it is not a love that makes you forget yourself. - 4 November 1958 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 355
72:Mental EducationOF ALL lines of education, mental education is the most widely known and practised, yet except in a few rare cases there are gaps which make it something very incomplete and in the end quite insufficient. Generally speaking, schooling is considered to be all the mental education that is necessary. And when a child has been made to undergo, for a number of years, a methodical training which is more like cramming than true schooling, it is considered that whatever is necessary for his mental development has been done. Nothing of the kind. Even conceding that the training is given with due measure and discrimination and does not permanently damage the brain, it cannot impart to the human mind the faculties it needs to become a good and useful instrument. The schooling that is usually given can, at the most, serve as a system of gymnastics to increase the suppleness of the brain. From this standpoint, each branch of human learning represents a special kind of mental gymnastics, and the verbal formulations given to these various branches each constitute a special and well-defined language. A true mental education, which will prepare man for a higher life, has five principal phases. Normally these phases follow one after another, but in exceptional individuals they may alternate or even proceed simultaneously. These five phases, in brief, are: (1) Development of the power of concentration, the capacity of attention. (2) Development of the capacities of expansion, widening, complexity and richness. (3) Organisation of one's ideas around a central idea, a higher ideal or a supremely luminous idea that will serve as a guide in life. (4) Thought-control, rejection of undesirable thoughts, to become able to think only what one wants and when one wants. (5) Development of mental silence, perfect calm and a more and more total receptivity to inspirations coming from the higher regions of the being. It is not possible to give here all the details concerning the methods to be employed in the application of these five phases of education to different individuals. Still, a few explanations on points of detail can be given. Undeniably, what most impedes mental progress in children is the constant dispersion of their thoughts. Their thoughts flutter hither and thither like butterflies and they have to make a great effort to fix them. Yet this capacity is latent in them, for when you succeed in arousing their interest, they are capable of a good deal of attention. By his ingenuity, therefore, the educator will gradually help the child to become capable of a sustained effort of attention and a faculty of more and more complete absorption in the work in hand. All methods that can develop this faculty of attention from games to rewards are good and can all be utilised according to the need and the circumstances. But it is the psychological action that is most important and the sovereign method is to arouse in the child an interest in what you want to teach him, a liking for work, a will to progress. To love to learn is the most precious gift that one can give to a child: to love to learn always and everywhere, so that all circumstances, all happenings in life may be constantly renewed opportunities for learning more and always more. For that, to attention and concentration should be added observation, precise recording and faithfulness of memory. This faculty of observation can be developed by varied and spontaneous exercises, making use of every opportunity that presents itself to keep the child's thought wakeful, alert and prompt. The growth of the understanding should be stressed much more than that of memory. One knows well only what one has understood. Things learnt by heart, mechanically, fade away little by little and finally disappear; what is understood is never forgotten. Moreover, you must never refuse to explain to a child the how and the why of things. If you cannot do it yourself, you must direct the child to those who are qualified to answer or point out to him some books that deal with the question. In this way you will progressively awaken in the child the taste for true study and the habit of making a persistent effort to know. This will bring us quite naturally to the second phase of development in which the mind should be widened and enriched. You will gradually show the child that everything can become an interesting subject for study if it is approached in the right way. The life of every day, of every moment, is the best school of all, varied, complex, full of unexpected experiences, problems to be solved, clear and striking examples and obvious consequences. It is so easy to arouse healthy curiosity in children, if you answer with intelligence and clarity the numerous questions they ask. An interesting reply to one readily brings others in its train and so the attentive child learns without effort much more than he usually does in the classroom. By a choice made with care and insight, you should also teach him to enjoy good reading-matter which is both instructive and attractive. Do not be afraid of anything that awakens and pleases his imagination; imagination develops the creative mental faculty and through it study becomes living and the mind develops in joy. In order to increase the suppleness and comprehensiveness of his mind, one should see not only that he studies many varied topics, but above all that a single subject is approached in various ways, so that the child understands in a practical manner that there are many ways of facing the same intellectual problem, of considering it and solving it. This will remove all rigidity from his brain and at the same time it will make his thinking richer and more supple and prepare it for a more complex and comprehensive synthesis. In this way also the child will be imbued with the sense of the extreme relativity of mental learning and, little by little, an aspiration for a truer source of knowledge will awaken in him. Indeed, as the child grows older and progresses in his studies, his mind too ripens and becomes more and more capable of forming general ideas, and with them almost always comes a need for certitude, for a knowledge that is stable enough to form the basis of a mental construction which will permit all the diverse and scattered and often contradictory ideas accumulated in his brain to be organised and put in order. This ordering is indeed very necessary if one is to avoid chaos in one's thoughts. All contradictions can be transformed into complements, but for that one must discover the higher idea that will have the power to bring them harmoniously together. It is always good to consider every problem from all possible standpoints so as to avoid partiality and exclusiveness; but if the thought is to be active and creative, it must, in every case, be the natural and logical synthesis of all the points of view adopted. And if you want to make the totality of your thoughts into a dynamic and constructive force, you must also take great care as to the choice of the central idea of your mental synthesis; for upon that will depend the value of this synthesis. The higher and larger the central idea and the more universal it is, rising above time and space, the more numerous and the more complex will be the ideas, notions and thoughts which it will be able to organise and harmonise. It goes without saying that this work of organisation cannot be done once and for all. The mind, if it is to keep its vigour and youth, must progress constantly, revise its notions in the light of new knowledge, enlarge its frame-work to include fresh notions and constantly reclassify and reorganise its thoughts, so that each of them may find its true place in relation to the others and the whole remain harmonious and orderly. All that has just been said concerns the speculative mind, the mind that learns. But learning is only one aspect of mental activity; the other, which is at least equally important, is the constructive faculty, the capacity to form and thus prepare action. This very important part of mental activity has rarely been the subject of any special study or discipline. Only those who want, for some reason, to exercise a strict control over their mental activities think of observing and disciplining this faculty of formation; and as soon as they try it, they have to face difficulties so great that they appear almost insurmountable. And yet control over this formative activity of the mind is one of the most important aspects of self-education; one can say that without it no mental mastery is possible. As far as study is concerned, all ideas are acceptable and should be included in the synthesis, whose very function is to become more and more rich and complex; but where action is concerned, it is just the opposite. The ideas that are accepted for translation into action should be strictly controlled and only those that agree with the general trend of the central idea forming the basis of the mental synthesis should be permitted to express themselves in action. This means that every thought entering the mental consciousness should be set before the central idea; if it finds a logical place among the thoughts already grouped, it will be admitted into the synthesis; if not, it will be rejected so that it can have no influence on the action. This work of mental purification should be done very regularly in order to secure a complete control over one's actions. For this purpose, it is good to set apart some time every day when one can quietly go over one's thoughts and put one's synthesis in order. Once the habit is acquired, you can maintain control over your thoughts even during work and action, allowing only those which are useful for what you are doing to come to the surface. Particularly, if you have continued to cultivate the power of concentration and attention, only the thoughts that are needed will be allowed to enter the active external consciousness and they then become all the more dynamic and effective. And if, in the intensity of concentration, it becomes necessary not to think at all, all mental vibration can be stilled and an almost total silence secured. In this silence one can gradually open to the higher regions of the mind and learn to record the inspirations that come from there. But even before reaching this point, silence in itself is supremely useful, because in most people who have a somewhat developed and active mind, the mind is never at rest. During the day, its activity is kept under a certain control, but at night, during the sleep of the body, the control of the waking state is almost completely removed and the mind indulges in activities which are sometimes excessive and often incoherent. This creates a great stress which leads to fatigue and the diminution of the intellectual faculties. The fact is that like all the other parts of the human being, the mind too needs rest and it will not have this rest unless we know how to provide it. The art of resting one's mind is something to be acquired. Changing one's mental activity is certainly one way of resting; but the greatest possible rest is silence. And as far as the mental faculties are concerned a few minutes passed in the calm of silence are a more effective rest than hours of sleep. When one has learned to silence the mind at will and to concentrate it in receptive silence, then there will be no problem that cannot be solved, no mental difficulty whose solution cannot be found. When it is agitated, thought becomes confused and impotent; in an attentive tranquillity, the light can manifest itself and open up new horizons to man's capacity. Bulletin, November 1951 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
73:One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful pictures, that his name should stand there alone.The descriptions, of Sunday as spent by children of the last generation, are quoted verbatim from a speech made to me by a child-friend and a letter written to me by a lady-friend.The Chapters, headed 'Fairy Sylvie' and 'Bruno's Revenge,' are a reprint, with a few alterations, of a little fairy-tale which I wrote in the year 1867, at the request of the late Mrs. Gatty, for 'Aunt Judy's Magazine,' which she was then editing.It was in 1874, I believe, that the idea first occurred to me of making it the nucleus of a longer story.As the years went on, I jotted down, at odd moments, all sorts of odd ideas, and fragments of dialogue, that occurred to me--who knows how?--with a transitory suddenness that left me no choice but either to record them then and there, or to abandon them to oblivion. Sometimes one could trace to their source these random flashes of thought--as being suggested by the book one was reading, or struck out from the 'flint' of one's own mind by the 'steel' of a friend's chance remark but they had also a way of their own, of occurring, a propos of nothing --specimens of that hopelessly illogical phenomenon, 'an effect without a cause.' Such, for example, was the last line of 'The Hunting of the Snark,' which came into my head (as I have already related in 'The Theatre' for April, 1887) quite suddenly, during a solitary walk: and such, again, have been passages which occurred in dreams, and which I cannot trace to any antecedent cause whatever. There are at least two instances of such dream-suggestions in this book--one, my Lady's remark, 'it often runs in families, just as a love for pastry does', the other, Eric Lindon's badinage about having been in domestic service.And thus it came to pass that I found myself at last in possession of a huge unwieldy mass of litterature--if the reader will kindly excuse the spelling --which only needed stringing together, upon the thread of a consecutive story, to constitute the book I hoped to write. Only! The task, at first, seemed absolutely hopeless, and gave me a far clearer idea, than I ever had before, of the meaning of the word 'chaos': and I think it must have been ten years, or more, before I had succeeded in classifying these odds-and-ends sufficiently to see what sort of a story they indicated: for the story had to grow out of the incidents, not the incidents out of the story I am telling all this, in no spirit of egoism, but because I really believe that some of my readers will be interested in these details of the 'genesis' of a book, which looks so simple and straight-forward a matter, when completed, that they might suppose it to have been written straight off, page by page, as one would write a letter, beginning at the beginning; and ending at the end.It is, no doubt, possible to write a story in that way: and, if it be not vanity to say so, I believe that I could, myself,--if I were in the unfortunate position (for I do hold it to be a real misfortune) of being obliged to produce a given amount of fiction in a given time,--that I could 'fulfil my task,' and produce my 'tale of bricks,' as other slaves have done. One thing, at any rate, I could guarantee as to the story so produced--that it should be utterly commonplace, should contain no new ideas whatever, and should be very very weary reading!This species of literature has received the very appropriate name of 'padding' which might fitly be defined as 'that which all can write and none can read.' That the present volume contains no such writing I dare not avow: sometimes, in order to bring a picture into its proper place, it has been necessary to eke out a page with two or three extra lines : but I can honestly say I have put in no more than I was absolutely compelled to do.My readers may perhaps like to amuse themselves by trying to detect, in a given passage, the one piece of 'padding' it contains. While arranging the 'slips' into pages, I found that the passage was 3 lines too short. I supplied the deficiency, not by interpolating a word here and a word there, but by writing in 3 consecutive lines. Now can my readers guess which they are?A harder puzzle if a harder be desired would be to determine, as to the Gardener's Song, in which cases (if any) the stanza was adapted to the surrounding text, and in which (if any) the text was adapted to the stanza.Perhaps the hardest thing in all literature--at least I have found it so: by no voluntary effort can I accomplish it: I have to take it as it come's is to write anything original. And perhaps the easiest is, when once an original line has been struck out, to follow it up, and to write any amount more to the same tune. I do not know if 'Alice in Wonderland' was an original story--I was, at least, no conscious imitator in writing it--but I do know that, since it came out, something like a dozen storybooks have appeared, on identically the same pattern. The path I timidly explored believing myself to be 'the first that ever burst into that silent sea'--is now a beaten high-road: all the way-side flowers have long ago been trampled into the dust: and it would be courting disaster for me to attempt that style again.Hence it is that, in 'Sylvie and Bruno,' I have striven with I know not what success to strike out yet another new path: be it bad or good, it is the best I can do. It is written, not for money, and not for fame, but in the hope of supplying, for the children whom I love, some thoughts that may suit those hours of innocent merriment which are the very life of Childhood; and also in the hope of suggesting, to them and to others, some thoughts that may prove, I would fain hope, not wholly out of harmony with the graver cadences of Life.If I have not already exhausted the patience of my readers, I would like to seize this opportunity perhaps the last I shall have of addressing so many friends at once of putting on record some ideas that have occurred to me, as to books desirable to be written--which I should much like to attempt, but may not ever have the time or power to carry through--in the hope that, if I should fail (and the years are gliding away very fast) to finish the task I have set myself, other hands may take it up.First, a Child's Bible. The only real essentials of this would be, carefully selected passages, suitable for a child's reading, and pictures. One principle of selection, which I would adopt, would be that Religion should be put before a child as a revelation of love--no need to pain and puzzle the young mind with the history of crime and punishment. (On such a principle I should, for example, omit the history of the Flood.) The supplying of the pictures would involve no great difficulty: no new ones would be needed : hundreds of excellent pictures already exist, the copyright of which has long ago expired, and which simply need photo-zincography, or some similar process, for their successful reproduction. The book should be handy in size with a pretty attractive looking cover--in a clear legible type--and, above all, with abundance of pictures, pictures, pictures!Secondly, a book of pieces selected from the Bible--not single texts, but passages of from 10 to 20 verses each--to be committed to memory. Such passages would be found useful, to repeat to one's self and to ponder over, on many occasions when reading is difficult, if not impossible: for instance, when lying awake at night--on a railway-journey --when taking a solitary walk-in old age, when eyesight is failing or wholly lost--and, best of all, when illness, while incapacitating us for reading or any other occupation, condemns us to lie awake through many weary silent hours: at such a time how keenly one may realise the truth of David's rapturous cry "O how sweet are thy words unto my throat: yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!"I have said 'passages,' rather than single texts, because we have no means of recalling single texts: memory needs links, and here are none: one may have a hundred texts stored in the memory, and not be able to recall, at will, more than half-a-dozen--and those by mere chance: whereas, once get hold of any portion of a chapter that has been committed to memory, and the whole can be recovered: all hangs together.Thirdly, a collection of passages, both prose and verse, from books other than the Bible. There is not perhaps much, in what is called 'un-inspired' literature (a misnomer, I hold: if Shakespeare was not inspired, one may well doubt if any man ever was), that will bear the process of being pondered over, a hundred times: still there are such passages--enough, I think, to make a goodly store for the memory.These two books of sacred, and secular, passages for memory--will serve other good purposes besides merely occupying vacant hours: they will help to keep at bay many anxious thoughts, worrying thoughts, uncharitable thoughts, unholy thoughts. Let me say this, in better words than my own, by copying a passage from that most interesting book, Robertson's Lectures on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Lecture XLIX. "If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images, which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life from the intrusion of profaner footsteps."Fourthly, a "Shakespeare" for girls: that is, an edition in which everything, not suitable for the perusal of girls of (say) from 10 to 17, should be omitted. Few children under 10 would be likely to understand or enjoy the greatest of poets: and those, who have passed out of girlhood, may safely be left to read Shakespeare, in any edition, 'expurgated' or not, that they may prefer: but it seems a pity that so many children, in the intermediate stage, should be debarred from a great pleasure for want of an edition suitable to them. Neither Bowdler's, Chambers's, Brandram's, nor Cundell's 'Boudoir' Shakespeare, seems to me to meet the want: they are not sufficiently 'expurgated.' Bowdler's is the most extraordinary of all: looking through it, I am filled with a deep sense of wonder, considering what he has left in, that he should have cut anything out! Besides relentlessly erasing all that is unsuitable on the score of reverence or decency, I should be inclined to omit also all that seems too difficult, or not likely to interest young readers. The resulting book might be slightly fragmentary: but it would be a real treasure to all British maidens who have any taste for poetry.If it be needful to apologize to any one for the new departure I have taken in this story--by introducing, along with what will, I hope, prove to be acceptable nonsense for children, some of the graver thoughts of human life--it must be to one who has learned the Art of keeping such thoughts wholly at a distance in hours of mirth and careless ease. To him such a mixture will seem, no doubt, ill-judged and repulsive. And that such an Art exists I do not dispute: with youth, good health, and sufficient money, it seems quite possible to lead, for years together, a life of unmixed gaiety--with the exception of one solemn fact, with which we are liable to be confronted at any moment, even in the midst of the most brilliant company or the most sparkling entertainment. A man may fix his own times for admitting serious thought, for attending public worship, for prayer, for reading the Bible: all such matters he can defer to that 'convenient season', which is so apt never to occur at all: but he cannot defer, for one single moment, the necessity of attending to a message, which may come before he has finished reading this page,' this night shalt thy soul be required of thee.'The ever-present sense of this grim possibility has been, in all ages, 1 an incubus that men have striven to shake off. Few more interesting subjects of enquiry could be found, by a student of history, than the various weapons that have been used against this shadowy foe. Saddest of all must have been the thoughts of those who saw indeed an existence beyond the grave, but an existence far more terrible than annihilation--an existence as filmy, impalpable, all but invisible spectres, drifting about, through endless ages, in a world of shadows, with nothing to do, nothing to hope for, nothing to love! In the midst of the gay verses of that genial 'bon vivant' Horace, there stands one dreary word whose utter sadness goes to one's heart. It is the word 'exilium' in the well-known passageOmnes eodem cogimur, omniumVersatur urna serius ociusSors exitura et nos in aeternumExilium impositura cymbae.Yes, to him this present life--spite of all its weariness and all its sorrow--was the only life worth having: all else was 'exile'! Does it not seem almost incredible that one, holding such a creed, should ever have smiled?And many in this day, I fear, even though believing in an existence beyond the grave far more real than Horace ever dreamed of, yet regard it as a sort of 'exile' from all the joys of life, and so adopt Horace's theory, and say 'let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.'We go to entertainments, such as the theatre--I say 'we', for I also go to the play, whenever I get a chance of seeing a really good one and keep at arm's length, if possible, the thought that we may not return alive. Yet how do you know--dear friend, whose patience has carried you through this garrulous preface that it may not be your lot, when mirth is fastest and most furious, to feel the sharp pang, or the deadly faintness, which heralds the final crisis--to see, with vague wonder, anxious friends bending over you to hear their troubled whispers perhaps yourself to shape the question, with trembling lips, "Is it serious?", and to be told "Yes: the end is near" (and oh, how different all Life will look when those words are said!)--how do you know, I say, that all this may not happen to you, this night?And dare you, knowing this, say to yourself "Well, perhaps it is an immoral play: perhaps the situations are a little too 'risky', the dialogue a little too strong, the 'business' a little too suggestive.I don't say that conscience is quite easy: but the piece is so clever, I must see it this once! I'll begin a stricter life to-morrow." To-morrow, and to-morrow, and tomorrow!"Who sins in hope, who, sinning, says,'Sorrow for sin God's judgement stays!'Against God's Spirit he lies; quite stops Mercy with insult; dares, and drops,Like a scorch'd fly, that spins in vainUpon the axis of its pain,Then takes its doom, to limp and crawl,Blind and forgot, from fall to fall."Let me pause for a moment to say that I believe this thought, of the possibility of death--if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong. If the thought of sudden death acquires, for you, a special horror when imagined as happening in a theatre, then be very sure the theatre is harmful for you, however harmless it may be for others; and that you are incurring a deadly peril in going. Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.But, once realise what the true object is in life--that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, 'that last infirmity of noble minds'--but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man--and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning!One other matter may perhaps seem to call for apology--that I should have treated with such entire want of sympathy the British passion for 'Sport', which no doubt has been in by-gone days, and is still, in some forms of it, an excellent school for hardihood and for coolness in moments of danger.But I am not entirely without sympathy for genuine 'Sport': I can heartily admire the courage of the man who, with severe bodily toil, and at the risk of his life, hunts down some 'man-eating' tiger: and I can heartily sympathize with him when he exults in the glorious excitement of the chase and the hand-to-hand struggle with the monster brought to bay. But I can but look with deep wonder and sorrow on the hunter who, at his ease and in safety, can find pleasure in what involves, for some defenceless creature, wild terror and a death of agony: deeper, if the hunter be one who has pledged himself to preach to men the Religion of universal Love: deepest of all, if it be one of those 'tender and delicate' beings, whose very name serves as a symbol of Love--'thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women'--whose mission here is surely to help and comfort all that are in pain or sorrow!'Farewell, farewell! but this I tellTo thee, thou Wedding-Guest!He prayeth well, who loveth wellBoth man and bird and beast.He prayeth best, who loveth bestAll things both great and small;For the dear God who loveth us,He made and loveth all.' ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno ,

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1:And children know, ~ Walter Scott
2:Children are a place ~ Celeste Ng
3:Look at children... ~ Dalai Lama
4:Aymaras—“children ~ Isabel Allende
5:They are but children. ~ Gene Brewer
6:children get to bed now. ~ Harper Lee
7:I like children - fried. ~ W C Fields
8:Children love me, dammit! ~ Kurt Angle
9:Love's what children do. ~ M L Stedman
10:Children are so precious. ~ Shayne Ward
11:All Children are Artists ~ Pablo Picasso
12:Children are geniuses. ~ Kristin Cashore
13:Got 27 children I never see. ~ Tom Waits
14:Great Stories for Children ~ Ruskin Bond
15:We are all God's children. ~ Sri Chinmoy
16:We're all God's children. ~ Dolly Parton
17:Children are a gift from God. ~ Anonymous
18:I have two grandchildren. ~ Gloria Allred
19:Never let the children cry, ~ Bob Marley
20:Once there were four children ~ C S Lewis
21:Tell the children the truth. ~ Bob Marley
22:Children think sex is funny ~ Joe Brainard
23:I am where dead children go. ~ Rin Chupeco
24:Children are very wise ~ Virginia C Andrews
25:I'm the third of five children. ~ Rand Paul
26:Move children! Vamanos! ~ M Night Shyamalan
27:There is truth in wine and children ~ Plato
28:All Children Have Brain Damage! ~ Bill Cosby
29:Shotguns and children don't mix. ~ Lee Child
30:Unhappily children do hurt flies ~ Jean Rhys
31:What do the only children do? ~ Ann Patchett
32:Ah, there are no children nowadays. ~ Moliere
33:All God’s children have shoes. ~ Stephen King
34:Children and fools cannot lie. ~ John Heywood
35:Children can change the world. ~ Jane Goodall
36:Children live what they learn. ~ Diane Greene
37:Disneyland is Vegas for children. ~ Tom Waits
39:We are all the children of God ~ Alice Bailey
40:All mothers breed dead children. ~ Mie Hansson
41:Children and fooles cannot lye. ~ John Heywood
42:Children are all sorts of people, ~ Ann Leckie
43:I'm obsessed with my children. ~ Travis Barker
44:My children are my whole life. ~ Kelly LeBrock
45:Noble fathers have noble children. ~ Euripides
46:There were always children, Miss ~ Colm T ib n
47:Ah, there are no longer any children! ~ Moliere
48:All children, except one, grow up. ~ J M Barrie
49:Children always turn to the light. ~ David Hare
50:Children understand. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry
51:Fuck children for being creepy. ~ Tade Thompson
52:God has no cousins, only children. ~ Max Lucado
53:God never abandons His children. ~ Paulo Coelho
54:I love my children unconditionally. ~ Gary Kemp
55:One of the children lived. ~ Michael J Sullivan
56:Our children are our hearts. ~ Michael Connelly
57:We were all just children once. ~ Leigh Bardugo
58:Wu-Tang is for the children. ~ Ol Dirty Bastard
59:always loved children.” Nellie ~ Greer Hendricks
60:Beatles, women and children first! ~ Ringo Starr
61:Children are the keys of paradise. ~ Eric Hoffer
62:Children be comforted, I am well. ~ Joseph Haydn
63:Happy, calm children learn best ~ Daniel Goleman
64:Only thieves and children run. ~ Tracy Chevalier
65:Children make your life important. ~ Erma Bombeck
66:I could have sat on the children. ~ Thea Harrison
67:I hate children! I hate them all! ~ Lindsay Lohan
68:Love is for children and dimwads. ~ Ellen Hopkins
69:luck belongs to children and madmen. ~ Robin Hobb
70:Mom worked with autistic children. ~ Isabel Lucas
71:Never work with animals or children. ~ W C Fields
72:What are men? Children who doubt. ~ Derek Walcott
73:who bore him three children ~ William Shakespeare
74:All my films are all my children. ~ Hayao Miyazaki
75:Books, the children of the brain. ~ Jonathan Swift
76:Cheer up, children, I am all right. ~ Joseph Haydn
77:Children are all foreigners. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
78:Children are gleeful barbarians. ~ Joe Morgenstern
79:Children are such consummate liars ~ Jasper Fforde
80:Fair and unfair are for children ~ Michelle Lovric
81:If children could, if adults knew. ~ Sigmund Freud
82:In the real world, children love me. ~ Jackie Chan
83:pretty mother of two young children ~ JoAnn Durgin
84:She found beauty in the children. ~ Sinclair Lewis
85:All children, except one, grow up. ~ James M Barrie
86:And they fell asleep like children. ~ Richard Yates
87:Children: a torment and nothing more. ~ Leo Tolstoy
88:I care about the children of Detroit. ~ John Engler
89:I didn't play with other children. ~ Karl Lagerfeld
90:Little children, keep yourselves from idols. ~ John
91:Proud parents to two children ~ John Walter Bratton
92:Read to your children all of the time ~ Taylor Mali
93:Repentance is for little children. ~ Adolf Eichmann
94:We are children of earth and sky. ~ Guy Gavriel Kay
95:You gotsta love all God's children! ~ Joseph Lowery
96:Adults follow paths. Children explore. ~ Neil Gaiman
97:All children are mirrors of death ~ Jean Paul Sartre
98:But children disappeared all the time, ~ Nancy Kress
99:Children are no antidote to loneliness. ~ Erica Jong
100:Euclid for children is barbarous. ~ Oliver Heaviside
101:I am fond of children - except boys. ~ Lewis Carroll
102:Lord save little children! They abide. ~ Davis Grubb
103:Our children are weird. Nicely phrased. ~ John Green
104:Sarcasm was a weapon for children. ~ Jennifer Echols
105:Some children are wiser than adults. ~ Thubten Yeshe
106:Train our children to love God. ~ Daniel Harvey Hill
107:What a gamble it is to have children! ~ Rebecca West
108:When adults wage war, children perish. ~ Elie Wiesel
109:Wise men hear and see as little children do. ~ Laozi
110:Your children get only one childhood. ~ Regina Brett
111:Blame is for God and small children. ~ Dustin Hoffman
112:Children hated generously, capriciously. ~ Ian McEwan
113:God doesn't have any grandchildren. ~ E Stanley Jones
114:God, my children, is the wilderness. ~ Steven Erikson
115:Laywers, I suppose, were children once. ~ Jane Gardam
116:Love is for children. I owe him a debt. ~ Joss Whedon
117:My grandchildren are fabulous and funny. ~ Erica Jong
118:My own children rarely brush their teeth. ~ Anonymous
119:Never have children, only grandchildren. ~ Gore Vidal
120:No one chooses to raise children alone. ~ Erykah Badu
121:Peanut butter is pâté for children. ~ Brigitte Bardot
122:Savage mothers eat their children! ~ Michael McDowell
123:We are all children when we sleep. ~ Rabih Alameddine
124:We are the buffoons of our children. ~ Pietro Aretino
125:What madness to beget children! ~ Joris Karl Huysmans
126:All children are essentially criminal. ~ Denis Diderot
127:All my children inherited perfect pitch. ~ Chevy Chase
128:Children and fools always speak the truth ~ Mark Twain
129:Children are apt to forget to remember. ~ E E Cummings
130:Children reinvent your world for you. ~ Susan Sarandon
131:Children want to do what grownups do. ~ Beverly Cleary
132:Familiarity breeds contempt and children. ~ Mark Twain
133:God has pity on kindergarten children ~ Yehuda Amichai
134:Grandparents are God's gifts to children. ~ Bill Cosby
135:I am only as good as my children are. ~ Michelle Obama
136:I enjoy helping young children succeed. ~ William Hung
137:I'm way too selfish to have children. ~ Colleen Hoover
138:It isn't just children who need heros. ~ Tamora Pierce
139:Lawyers, I suppose, were children once. ~ Charles Lamb
140:Let all children come unto me. ~ Marian Wright Edelman
141:Love is like ice in the hands of children. ~ Sophocles
142:Men are but children of a larger growth. ~ John Dryden
143:The cobbler’s children go barefoot, ~ Jonathan Tropper
144:The first victims are always the children. ~ Loung Ung
145:Where children are, there is the golden age. ~ Novalis
146:All God's children need traveling shoes. ~ Maya Angelou
147:a sense, considering it on her children's ~ Jo Beverley
148:Chickens, children, they're all the same. ~ Emma Hooper
149:Children and fools always speak the truth. ~ Mark Twain
150:Children are the citizens of tomorrow. ~ Mallika Chopra
151:Children do better when they feel better. ~ Jane Nelsen
152:Children's books are by nature partisan. ~ Eric Walters
153:Cruel children, crying babies, ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
154:I always love writing about children. ~ Joanna Trollope
155:I am glad that I do not have any children. ~ Anna Freud
156:I believe the children are our future ~ Whitney Houston
157:It's not just children who need heroes. ~ Tamora Pierce
158:Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.’ – ~ Harper Lee
159:Lawyers, I suppose were once children, too ~ Harper Lee
160:Let's welcome the children into the world. ~ Mike Pence
161:Men aren't asked about their children. ~ Julianne Moore
162:Men from children nothing differ. ~ William Shakespeare
163:Prison is for other people’s children. ~ Angela Marsons
164:Those Athena children always had a plan. ~ Rick Riordan
165:Tomorrow we settle this like children. ~ Jhonen V squez
166:with a man. Three children walking stolidly ~ Lee Child
167:you have to smile at idiots and children. ~ Jim Butcher
168:bastards grow up faster than other children. ~ Anonymous
169:Children are the anchors of a mother's life. ~ Sophocles
170:Familiarity breeds contempt - and children. ~ Mark Twain
171:Fathers should speak with their children. ~ Pope Francis
172:I believe that children are our future ~ Whitney Houston
173:I'm living a life. I have nine children. ~ Stevie Wonder
174:I wish this country was run by children ~ Jonathan Dunne
175:Let's teach our children to be thinkers. ~ Jacque Fresco
176:My best creation is my children. ~ Diane von Furstenberg
177:Now then, leave the children to themselves ~ Leo Tolstoy
178:Spring appears and we are once more children. ~ Stendhal
179:The soul is cured through children. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
180:We are the world, we are the children. ~ Michael Jackson
181:Beloved, now we are children of God. ~ Smith Wigglesworth
182:But O, sick children of the world, ~ William Butler Yeats
183:Children are our greatest untapped resource. ~ Dalai Lama
184:Children are our most valuable resource. ~ Herbert Hoover
185:Children are what the mothers are. ~ Walter Savage Landor
186:Children make you want to start life over. ~ Muhammad Ali
187:Death will be my wedding, children and glory. ~ Euripides
188:For his children, he would move mountains. ~ Ren e Ahdieh
189:God looks after children, animals and idiots. ~ Lou Holtz
190:I always knew I wanted to have children. ~ Cindy Crawford
191:I call children "our ultimate investment." ~ Laura Huxley
192:If young children boo me, that makes my day. ~ Tom Felton
193:I hope I inspire children to make films. ~ Martin Freeman
194:I like children. If they're properly cooked. ~ W C Fields
195:I like throwing snowballs at small children. ~ Sam Mendes
196:Little children, guard yourselves from idols. ~ Anonymous
197:saw females and children who appeared to ~ Isabel Allende
198:Sorrow makes us all children again. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
199:Through children the soul is healed… ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
200:... War is for everyone, for children too. ~ Robert Frost
201:We are all children until our fathers die. ~ Melissa Bank
202:Why are children so much smarter than adults? ~ Dara Horn
203:You are almost never cool to your children. ~ Neil Gaiman
204:Adults are just children who earn money. ~ Kenneth Branagh
205:Children need models rather than critics. ~ Joseph Joubert
206:Coitus is random, children are definite. ~ Thomas Keneally
207:Fear is a state of nervousness only fit for children ~ RZA
208:I do not teach children, I give them joy. ~ Isadora Duncan
209:I'm fascinated in the children within adults. ~ Jason Gann
210:Instinct chooses her own children. ~ Gregory David Roberts
211:I've worked with children all my life. ~ Denzel Washington
212:Let's not bequeath the pop charts to just children. ~ Bono
213:Now's the time when children's noses ~ Katherine Mansfield
214:Our children are being raised by appliances. ~ Bill Moyers
215:Our children are hostages to the world. ~ Maureen F McHugh
216:Philosophy has forgotten about children ~ Bernhard Schlink
217:the children and me ahead, and then he will ~ Bodie Thoene
218:the Massachusetts School for Idiotic Children ~ John Lloyd
219:We are all children, Kheldar.
--Cyradis ~ David Eddings
220:Weep not for me but for thy children. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
221:1CH19.6 And when the children of Ammon saw that ~ Anonymous
222:Add children to the list of things I hate. ~ Lauren Morrill
223:A generation of children has been betrayed. ~ William Hague
224:Birds fly, fish swim, and children play. ~ Garry L Landreth
225:Children add to the wonder of being alive. ~ Herbert Hoover
226:Children are everything we could have been. ~ Bryant McGill
227:Children have neither past nor future; ~ Jean de la Bruyere
228:Hope is born again in the faces of children. ~ Maya Angelou
229:Humorists always sit at the children's table. ~ Woody Allen
230:I am curious about grownups, not children. ~ Jerzy Kosinski
231:I strongly support the feeding of children. ~ Gerald R Ford
232:I want my ex-wife and children to be happy. ~ Scott Weiland
233:Killing children or adults -- equally horrible. ~ NisiOisiN
234:Lonely children probably wrote the Bible. ~ Heather O Neill
235:Most parents don't know really their children. ~ John Green
236:most parents don’t know really their children. ~ John Green
237:Most parents don’t know really their children. ~ Otto Frank
238:Most parents don't really know their children. ~ John Green
239:Our children tremble in their teen-age cribs, ~ Anne Sexton
240:Reading to small children is a specialty. ~ Clifton Fadiman
241:Self-pity was for children and half-wits. ~ Joe Abercrombie
242:Shee spins well that breedes her children. ~ George Herbert
243:sometimes luck belongs to children and madmen. ~ Robin Hobb
244:Sorrow makes us all children again - ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
245:The dogs did bark, the children screamed, ~ William Cowper
246:The three children had no chance to visit the ~ Enid Blyton
247:those children to work while Tom’s in jail. If ~ Harper Lee
248:Time is a game played beautifully by children. ~ Heraclitus
249:We don't teach our children how to dream. ~ Stephen LaBerge
250:You can't expect your children to be perfect. ~ Grace Jones
251:All men know their children mean more than life. ~ Euripides
252:And none of us became children to be orphans. ~ Laini Taylor
253:Children are our greatest natural resource. ~ Herbert Hoover
254:Children can be shaped into any way one desires. ~ Anonymous
255:Children don't get cheaper when they turn six. ~ Chris Bowen
256:Children have a strange tolerance for repetition. ~ Jung Yun
257:Children (nay, and men too) do most by example. ~ John Locke
258:Children of heroes have glory for breakfast. ~ William Edgar
259:Children spell love with four letters: T-I-M-E. ~ Max Lucado
260:Children were experiments, and his had failed. ~ Maile Meloy
261:Did your great-grandfather have any children? ~ Fern Britton
262:God is faithful even when his children are not. ~ Max Lucado
263:Good words will not give me back my children. ~ Chief Joseph
265:Hmp, maybe we need a police force of children . ~ Harper Lee
266:Kids your age will always be children to me. ~ Carolyn Brown
267:Love? Love is for children and poor people... ~ Molly Harper
268:Men are all alike. Grown-up children. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher
269:Oldest children are always high-achieving bores. ~ Jenny Han
270:One of the most popular children’s books ever’ – ~ Anonymous
271:Parents and children seldom act in concert: ~ Samuel Johnson
272:Perhaps it takes courage to raise children. ~ John Steinbeck
273:Some people should never have children. ~ Eric Van Lustbader
274:There are children with dreams counting on us. ~ Tom Vilsack
275:The sports of children satisfy the child. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
276:The winter does what it can for its children. ~ John Ashbery
277:Time is a game played beautifully by children. ~ Heraclitus,
278:toward my children, but I know that was ~ Robert W Firestone
279:We are always children to our mothers. ~ Ivy Compton Burnett
280:We are writing for children...not idiots. ~ Ludwig Bemelmans
281:We, her children, are heroic, dersperate. ~ Marguerite Duras
282:You can't live your life through your children. ~ Carl Lewis
283:younger children.” Roady’s eyes warmed. She ~ Caroline Fyffe
284:All children are sad,
but some get over it. ~ Louise Penny
285:Children become like the things they love. ~ Maria Montessori
286:Children’s laughter is the music of heaven. ~ Linda Goodnight
287:Children ... smile as many as 400 times per day. ~ Ron Gutman
288:Dreams are the children of idled minds. ~ William Shakespeare
289:Every man should see the birth of his children ~ Dennis Banks
290:I don't know how to write a children's book. ~ Maurice Sendak
291:I grew up on the golden age of children's TV. ~ Edward Norton
292:I preferred sewing to bossing little children. ~ Mother Jones
293:I was a wonderful parent before I had children. ~ Adele Faber
294:Men, in general, are but great children. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
295:Must we make battlegrounds out of our children? ~ Sarah Perry
296:Our children are our most important assets. ~ Rodney Erickson
297:Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.. ~ John Steinbeck
298:The children form his human shield. There’s ~ Suzanne Collins
299:There are no amateurs in the world of children. ~ Don DeLillo
300:They were amazing, fierce, beautiful children. ~ Adam Gidwitz
301:We cannot give our children what we don’t have. ~ Brene Brown
302:When you wanna rock hard, children, lean on F#. ~ Tom Morello
303:Women that bear children must exist in Zululand only. ~ Shaka
304:You left us. How do you leave your children?” “I ~ Vi Keeland
305:All men are children, and of one family. ~ Henry David Thoreau
306:Already the new-born children interpret love ~ Wallace Stevens
307:And heaven wept to see the sins of her children. ~ Lauren Kate
308:As children grow, they gravitate to their fates. ~ Mitch Albom
309:Because you’re children and you can understand it, ~ Anonymous
310:Children don’t need things, they need love. But ~ Kelly Rimmer
311:Children, don't waste a single second. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi
312:Childrens' laughter is like medicine to sadness. ~ Tyler Perry
313:Fear is a state of nervousness only fit for children ~ The RZA
314:Gay adoption is discrimination against children ~ Pope Francis
315:Never allow your enemies to educate your children. ~ Malcolm X
316:Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. ~ Garrison Keillor
317:Once you have six children, you're committed. ~ Angelina Jolie
318:The children of hell shan’t go hungry on my watch. ~ Anonymous
319:The children of Lucifer are often beautiful— ~ Agatha Christie
320:The cruelty of children comes as news to no one. ~ Yann Martel
321:The day we were born, we were all God's children. ~ Ray Davies
322:The soul is healed by being with children. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
323:The soul is healed by being with children ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
324:trust a man who doesn’t like children or animals, ~ Jane Green
325:We are all meant to shine, as children do. ~ Steven Pressfield
326:When you have children, you're obligated to live. ~ Anne Tyler
327:work with deficient children (1898 to 1900) ~ Maria Montessori
328:1CH19.9 And the children of Ammon came out, and put ~ Anonymous
329:Be not children in understanding,be men. ~ I Corinthians XIV 20
330:children are a thing only a parent can stand, ~ Thornton Wilder
331:Children are very fair minded, they really are. ~ Chinua Achebe
332:Children of the night?’ ‘Believe me, they’re down ~ Simon Clark
333:Dare to be the adults we want our children to be. ~ Brene Brown
334:"God loves all his children" is somehow forgotten ~ Macklemore
335:I am available for children's parties, by the way. ~ Bill Hicks
336:I love children. I've always loved children. ~ Georgina Chapman
337:I mostly want to be friends with my children. ~ Vanessa Paradis
338:Let our children be taught love love love. ~ Daniel Harvey Hill
339:Let your children go if you want to keep them. ~ Malcolm Forbes
340:My children are lovely. They're perfect. ~ Kristin Scott Thomas
341:NCLB should be called "More Children Left behind". ~ Jim DeMint
342:Not by force shall the children learn, but through play ~ Plato
343:Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children. ~ Malcolm X
344:Our children's children will hear a good story. ~ Richard Adams
345:Perfection is terrible, it cannot have children. ~ Sylvia Plath
346:Remember, children, all the stories are true. ~ Cassandra Clare
347:schoolchildren. Plus he has erectile dysfunction. ~ J A Konrath
348:So parents, get your children's permission to watch! ~ Triple H
349:Steppenwolf and Operation International Children, ~ Gary Sinise
350:Summer, and he watched his children's heart break. ~ Harper Lee
351:The soul is healed by being with children. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
352:When family ties are disturbed, devoted children arise. ~ Laozi
353:Wisdom is vindicated by all her children. ~ Luke the Evangelist
354:Wisdom sits with children round her knees. ~ William Wordsworth
355:a classic children’s book from Catherynne Valente. ~ John Scalzi
356:Another leadership quality is courage. Children ~ Hannah Raybans
357:Be like children , Not childish BUT childlike. ~ Michael Jackson
358:Children are f - king crazy. They're also suicidal. ~ Mila Kunis
359:Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. ~ Sophocles
360:Children do not constitute anyone's property: ~ Mikhail Bakunin
361:Children don’t need drugs, because they have sweets. ~ Anonymous
362:Children have their morning song as well as birds. ~ Victor Hugo
363:Children live life as a controlled experiment. ~ Jennifer Senior
364:Children must be educated by love, not punishment. ~ James Joyce
365:Children need continuity as they grow and learn. ~ Thomas Menino
366:Children see magic because they look for it. ~ Christopher Moore
367:Children sniff out secrets better than the NSA. ~ Victor LaValle
368:Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
369:Finance, like time, devours its own children. ~ Honore de Balzac
370:God bless all the little children in the world. ~ Richard Dawson
371:Grownups shouldn’t turn their backs on children. ~ Deborah Ellis
372:Having children really changes your priorities. ~ Cindy Crawford
373:Having children with someone is the real bond. ~ Francesca Annis
374:I don't remember my life before I had children. ~ John Malkovich
375:If children have interest, then Education happens ~ Sugata Mitra
376:I have four children and I have seven grandkids. ~ Dick Van Dyke
377:I love kids and children, and I love being a mom. ~ Jennie Garth
378:It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. ~ Joyce Maynard
379:Lawyers, I suppose, were children once. Charles Lamb ~ Anonymous
380:Like the children we will never ever cease to be. ~ Paulo Coelho
381:Men deal with life as children with their play, ~ William Cowper
382:nurturers in our society: women to whom children ~ Peter Vronsky
383:The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy. ~ Rumi
384:The visions we offer our children shape the future. ~ Carl Sagan
385:Time spent with your children is time wisely spent. ~ Mark Twain
386:What's done to the children is done to society. ~ Gautama Buddha
387:You should always trust the instincts of children. ~ Ally Carter
388:All these differences between children and adults ~ Alison Gopnik
389:Children are assholes and they ruin everything. ~ Gabourey Sidibe
390:Children are capable of such open rudeness. ~ Trenton Lee Stewart
391:Children are our most valuable natural resource. ~ Herbert Hoover
392:Children are the world's most valuable resource. ~ Jerry Sandusky
393:Children are to be welcomed, cherished, protected. ~ Pope Francis
394:Children give life a reason to be - they make life. ~ Len Goodman
395:Children give terrible gifts because they are poor. ~ Rob Delaney
396:Children have taught me to always be forgiving. ~ Michael Jackson
397:Children inherit their parents' madness. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez
398:Children inherit their parents’ madness. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez
399:Children represent God's most generous gift to us. ~ James Dobson
400:Children's hospitals are not designed for teenagers. ~ John Green
401:Divorce can leave children feeling like defectors. ~ Diane Greene
402:Every generation of children has its private hero. ~ Arthur Smith
403:Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
404:Grandchildren are their grandparents' toys. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
405:I did not become a father because I am fond of children. ~ Thales
406:I don't have slim children. I have hearty ones. ~ Jessica Capshaw
407:I hate all children of precocious talent. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
408:I love children. I'm embarrassingly baby-crazy. ~ Sarah Silverman
409:I must endure...for the world for the children. ~ Michael Jackson
410:Loving children is easy. Keeping them is hard. ~ Michael Robotham
411:Made weird children--will die proud. -Rachel Pealer ~ Larry Smith
412:Men and women are but children of a larger growth. ~ George Eliot
413:NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, ~ Julie Lythcott Haims
414:Only the guilty are guilty. Their children are not. ~ Elie Wiesel
415:People like to make children into little grown-ups. ~ Mara Wilson
416:Please, mein Herr, shoot the children cleanly. ~ Jonathan Littell
417:Talking among children is an overrated concept. ~ Gregory Maguire
418:We must believe the things We teach our children ~ Woodrow Wilson
419:We need to be the adults we want our children to be. ~ Bren Brown
420:When you have children it wakes up the child in you. ~ Jeppe Hein
421:wife and their three children had taken a quick ~ Walter Isaacson
422:Wisdom is justified by all her children.
Luke 7:35 ~ Anonymous
423:A city is judged by the beauty of the children's parks. ~ Amit Ray
424:All my children are my babies. They're our babies. ~ Stevie Wonder
425:But I thought you said you like children, Professor, ~ Imbolo Mbue
426:Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse. ~ Rick Larsen
427:Children are unaccountable little creatures. ~ Katherine Mansfield
428:Children become adults who become children again. ~ Kristin Hannah
429:Children do make life more interesting, he thought. ~ S M Stirling
430:Children have a great urge to learn about dinosaurs. ~ Jack Horner
431:Every woman wants to get married and have children. ~ Fannie Flagg
432:Fallow land is kind to children, and keeps off the hexes. ~ Hesiod
433:For all for children
To whom we entrust the future ~ Lois Lowry
434:Give to these children, new from the world, ~ William Butler Yeats
435:How many children go to sleep at night afraid of hell? ~ Anonymous
436:I, and all the rest of us, are charity-children. ~ Charlotte Bront
437:If we taught children to speak, they'd never learn. ~ William Hull
438:I'm not writing to make anyone's children feel safe. ~ J K Rowling
439:In wars, it is always the children who suffer the most. ~ T A Uner
440:I travel all the time, and I have two small children. ~ Hope Davis
441:I try to simplify things for the children. ~ Lucile Hadzihalilovic
442:Lawyers, I suppose, were children once. —Charles Lamb ~ Harper Lee
443:Like lost children we live our unfinished adventures. ~ Guy Debord
444:Lord that she might be safe. She and my children. ~ Diana Gabaldon
445:Love between parents begets love for the children. ~ Irvin D Yalom
446:May the forests be with you and with your children. ~ Daniel Quinn
447:most abducted children are taken by people they know; ~ Amy Gentry
448:My wife was a beautiful woman before we had children. ~ Bill Cosby
449:Never have more children than you have car windows. ~ Erma Bombeck
450:Never work with children, puppies or bulimics ~ Augusten Burroughs
451:No parent wants to be a burden to their children. ~ Kerry Lonsdale
452:O children of desire, cast off your garb of vanities. ~ Baha-ullah
453:Parents should never have to bury their own children. ~ Alex Jones
454:The children in the woods play wild, secret games. ~ Gillian Flynn
455:To the children and the innocent it's all the same. ~ Jack Kerouac
456:Want to raise kind children? Be kind to your children. ~ L R Knost
457:We are the children equally of the Sky and the Earth. ~ Carl Sagan
458:We raise predators by treating children as prey. ~ Stefan Molyneux
459:We're children. We're supposed to be childish. ~ George R R Martin
460:Women's love is for their men, not for their children. ~ Euripides
461:Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
462:Children are excellent judges of character, you know ~ Mohsin Hamid
463:Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. ~ Jodi Picoult
464:Children need parameters, know what's right or wrong. ~ Andy Garcia
465:Children should be witnesses of parental affection. ~ Asa Don Brown
466:Children's lies are signs of great talent. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
467:Children want to feel as though their life matters. ~ Asa Don Brown
468:Children will usually live up to our expectations. ~ Steve Biddulph
469:Future wife. Mother of my children. Keeper of my cock ~ Jewel E Ann
470:Give us strength, oh Lord, to let our children starve. ~ Roald Dahl
471:I get paid large sums of money to kill children. ~ Armand Rosamilia
472:I had two children. I had a nanny to manage my kids. ~ Leslie Caron
473:I hope my own children never have to fight a war. ~ George H W Bush
474:I hope to be scaring children for the rest of my life. ~ Tom Felton
475:Kinder, Kirche, Küche: children, church, kitchen; this ~ Jenna Blum
476:My children are the most important thing in my life. ~ Columba Bush
477:Necessity can sharpen the wits even of children. ~ Timothy Dwight V
478:One thing I love is to do childrens hospital visits. ~ James Maslow
479:Only children believe they're capable of everything. ~ Paulo Coelho
480:Our fears are the bastard children of our longings. ~ Tiffany Reisz
481:Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren. ~ Art Linkletter
482:Sanctions always hurt the poor, the weak, the children. ~ Brian May
483:Teach the children! It is painting in fresco. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
484:The best security for old age: respect your children. ~ Sholem Asch
485:The illiteracy level of our children are appalling. ~ George W Bush
486:The more I see of dogs, the more I like children. ~ Winifred Holtby
487:The more wealth a man has, the louder his children talk. ~ E W Howe
488:The only true immortality lies in one's children. ~ Johannes Brahms
489:There's no such thing as other people's children. ~ Hillary Clinton
490:Time ensures children never know their parents young. ~ Delia Owens
491:We must marry, have children, reproduce the species. ~ Paulo Coelho
492:When we are no longer children, we are already dead. ~ Damien Hirst
493:You want to look younger... rent smaller children. ~ Phyllis Diller
494:Actually, I didn't start sweating until I had children. ~ Dave Grohl
495:Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. ~ Dr Seuss
496:All children in adventure books have to be orphans. ~ Charlie Higson
497:Anyone who hates children and animals can't be all bad. ~ W C Fields
498:A vaguely pedophilic swing set seeks butts of children. ~ John Green
499:Children and cats are the best machines of fun! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
500:Children are certainly too good to be true. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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


  444 Integral Yoga
  317 Poetry
   90 Occultism
   70 Philosophy
   67 Fiction
   51 Christianity
   42 Mysticism
   37 Psychology
   25 Education
   15 Yoga
   10 Mythology
   8 Philsophy
   6 Buddhism
   5 Science
   4 Theosophy
   4 Integral Theory
   3 Zen
   3 Hinduism
   2 Kabbalah
   1 Alchemy

  316 The Mother
  166 Satprem
  107 Sri Aurobindo
   79 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   49 Walt Whitman
   41 James George Frazer
   38 William Wordsworth
   37 H P Lovecraft
   34 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   32 William Butler Yeats
   30 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   30 Carl Jung
   24 Friedrich Nietzsche
   22 Aleister Crowley
   19 Sri Ramakrishna
   17 Robert Browning
   16 A B Purani
   13 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   11 Rudolf Steiner
   10 Swami Vivekananda
   10 Saint John of Climacus
   10 Rabindranath Tagore
   10 Plotinus
   10 Friedrich Schiller
   9 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   8 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   8 Plato
   8 Lucretius
   8 John Keats
   7 Aldous Huxley
   6 Swami Krishnananda
   6 Li Bai
   6 Jordan Peterson
   5 Saint Teresa of Avila
   5 Ovid
   5 Nirodbaran
   5 Joseph Campbell
   5 Jorge Luis Borges
   5 George Van Vrekhem
   4 Bokar Rinpoche
   3 Taigu Ryokan
   3 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   3 Rainer Maria Rilke
   3 Anonymous
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Paul Richard
   2 Lewis Carroll
   2 Jetsun Milarepa
   2 Jalaluddin Rumi

   47 Whitman - Poems
   41 The Golden Bough
   38 Wordsworth - Poems
   34 Shelley - Poems
   32 Yeats - Poems
   26 Questions And Answers 1953
   23 Questions And Answers 1954
   23 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   22 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   22 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   22 City of God
   22 Agenda Vol 08
   21 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   21 Agenda Vol 10
   20 On Education
   19 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   18 Collected Poems
   17 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   17 Browning - Poems
   16 Questions And Answers 1956
   16 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   15 Savitri
   14 Questions And Answers 1955
   14 Magick Without Tears
   12 Words Of Long Ago
   12 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   12 Agenda Vol 09
   12 Agenda Vol 06
   12 Agenda Vol 02
   12 Agenda Vol 01
   11 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   11 Agenda Vol 07
   11 Agenda Vol 05
   11 Agenda Vol 03
   10 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   10 Tagore - Poems
   10 Schiller - Poems
   10 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   10 Agenda Vol 13
   9 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   9 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   9 Agenda Vol 11
   9 Agenda Vol 04
   9 5.1.01 - Ilion
   8 Talks
   8 Of The Nature Of Things
   8 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   8 Keats - Poems
   8 Essays On The Gita
   8 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   8 Emerson - Poems
   7 The Perennial Philosophy
   7 The Bible
   7 On the Way to Supermanhood
   7 Goethe - Poems
   6 Walden
   6 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   6 Prayers And Meditations
   6 Maps of Meaning
   6 Liber ABA
   6 Li Bai - Poems
   6 Faust
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   5 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   5 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   5 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   5 The Essentials of Education
   5 Record of Yoga
   5 Preparing for the Miraculous
   5 Metamorphoses
   5 Letters On Yoga IV
   5 Dark Night of the Soul
   5 Crowley - Poems
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   5 Bhakti-Yoga
   4 The Way of Perfection
   4 The Secret Of The Veda
   4 The Life Divine
   4 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   4 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   4 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   4 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   4 Lovecraft - Poems
   4 Labyrinths
   4 Kena and Other Upanishads
   4 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   4 Aion
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 Theosophy
   3 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   3 The Lotus Sutra
   3 Ryokan - Poems
   3 Rilke - Poems
   3 Raja-Yoga
   3 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   3 Letters On Yoga II
   3 Let Me Explain
   3 Isha Upanishad
   3 Essays Divine And Human
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   3 Anonymous - Poems
   3 Agenda Vol 12
   2 The Red Book Liber Novus
   2 The Phenomenon of Man
   2 The Human Cycle
   2 The Future of Man
   2 The Divine Comedy
   2 Song of Myself
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   2 Milarepa - Poems
   2 Letters On Yoga III
   2 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   2 Hymn of the Universe
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 Book of Certitude
   2 Alice in Wonderland

00.00_-_Publishers_Note_A, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The present volume consists of the first seven parts of the book The Yoga of Sri Aurobindo which has run into twelve parts, as it stands now; of these twelve, parts five to nine are based upon talks of the Mother (given by Her to the children of the Ashram). In this volume the later parts of the Talks (8 and 9) could not be included: they are to wait for a subsequent volume. The talks, originally in French, were spread over a number of years, ending in about 1960. We are pleased to note that the Government of India have given us a grant to meet the cost of publication of this volume.

00.00_-_Publishers_Note_B, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The present volume consists of five parts of the book Yoga of Sri Aurobindo which has now run into twelve parts. Of these five parts, eight and nine are based on talks of the Mother given by Her, in French, to the children of the Ashram.

0.00_-_Introduction, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  The Qabalah has nothing to do with any of them. Attempts on the part of cultish-partisans to impart higher mystical meanings, through the Qabalah, etc., to their now sterile faiths is futile, and will be seen as such by the younger generation. They, the flower and love children, will have none of this nonsense.

0.06_-_INTRODUCTION, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  proficients, who have not yet acquired mature habits of spirituality and who
  therefore still conduct themselves as children. The imperfections are examined one
  by one, following the order of the seven deadly sins, in chapters (ii-viii) which once

02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And share the fate of perishable things.
  The children of the unembodied Gleam
  Arisen from a formless thought in the soul

02.07_-_George_Seftris, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Lord, not with these. I have known
   The voice of children at dawn
   Running on green hillsides

02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Her green of leaves and hue and scent of flowers
    And the charm of children and the love of friends
    And the beauty of women and kindly hearts of men,

02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Under the dangerous arches of their power;
  For even the radiant children of the gods
  To darken their privilege is and dreadful right.

02.12_-_The_Heavens_of_the_Ideal, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  For ever united and inseparable,
  The radiant children of Eternity dwell
  On the wide spirit height where all are one.

02.13_-_In_the_Self_of_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Our sweet and mighty Mother was not there
  Who gathers to her bosom her children's lives,
  Her clasp that takes the world into her arms


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24: Redemption (2008) ::: 7.5/10 -- 24 (original title) -- 24: Redemption Poster -- Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training. Director: Jon Cassar Writers:
According to Jim ::: TV-PG | 30min | Comedy, Romance | TV Series (20012009) -- A television show centered around a macho everyman, his loving wife, and their three precocious children. Creators: Tracy Newman, Jonathan Stark
All That Heaven Allows (1955) ::: 7.6/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 29min | Drama, Romance | 25 December 1955 (USA) -- An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers. Director: Douglas Sirk Writers:
All the Invisible Children (2005) ::: 7.5/10 -- 2h 4min | Drama | 3 March 2006 (Italy) -- Through the plights of seven different children, seven cruel destinies unfold, as the unknown innocents who share the same sensitivities and desires struggle for survival, understanding--and above all--love, in an apathetic grown-up world. Directors: Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica | 6 more credits Writers: Mehdi Charef (segment), Diego De Silva (story and screenplay) | 8 more credits
All This, and Heaven Too (1940) ::: 7.5/10 -- Approved | 2h 21min | Drama, Romance | 13 July 1940 (USA) -- A duchess' irrational behavior toward the governess of her children triggers tragic events that will change her family's lives forever. Director: Anatole Litvak Writers: Rachel Field (by), Casey Robinson (screen play)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) ::: 6.8/10 -- PG | 1h 48min | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 17 December 2004 (USA) -- When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune. Director: Brad Silberling Writers:
A Series of Unfortunate Events ::: TV-PG | 50min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | TV Series (20172019) -- After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets. Stars:
A Series of Unfortunate Events ::: TV-PG | 50min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2017-2019) Episode Guide 25 episodes A Series of Unfortunate Events Poster -- After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets. Stars:
At Middleton (2013) ::: 6.5/10 -- R | 1h 39min | Comedy, Romance | 5 September 2013 (Poland) -- Two parents fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour. Director: Adam Rodgers Writers: Glenn German, Adam Rodgers
Avalon (1990) ::: 7.2/10 -- PG | 2h 8min | Drama | 19 October 1990 (USA) -- A Polish-Jewish family comes to the U.S. at the beginning of the twentieth century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land. Director: Barry Levinson Writer:
Battle for Haditha (2007) ::: 6.9/10 -- R | 1h 37min | Drama, History, War | 7 May 2008 (USA) -- An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb. Director: Nick Broomfield
Big Trouble (2002) ::: 6.5/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 25min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 5 April 2002 (USA) -- The lives of several Miami denizens, from ad agents to gunrunners to street thugs to law enforcement to school-children, intersect with humorous and dangerous results. Director: Barry Sonnenfeld Writers:
Bird Box (2018) ::: 6.6/10 -- R | 2h 4min | Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 December 2018 (USA) -- Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety. Director: Susanne Bier Writers:
Black Clover ::: TV-PG | 30min | Animation, Action, Adventure | TV Series (2017-2021) Episode Guide 170 episodes Black Clover Poster -- Asta and Yuno were abandoned together at the same church and have been inseparable since. As children, they promised that they would compete against each other to see who would become the next Emperor Magus. Stars:
Blue's Clues ::: TV-Y | 25min | Animation, Comedy, Family | TV Series (19962020) -- Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve or Joe has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do. Creators:
Bob's Burgers ::: TV-PG | 22min | Animation, Comedy | TV Series (2011 ) Next Episode Sunday, March 14 -- Bob Belcher runs his dream restaurant with his wife and three children as their last hope of holding the family together. Creators:
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016) ::: 8.0/10 -- TV-14 | 1h 35min | Documentary | TV Movie 7 January 2017 -- An intimate portrait of actress Debbie Reynolds and her relationship with her beloved children, Carrie and Todd. Directors: Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher | See full cast & crew
Children of a Lesser God (1986) ::: 7.2/10 -- R | 1h 59min | Drama, Romance | 31 October 1986 (USA) -- A new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice. Director: Randa Haines Writers: Mark Medoff (stage play), Hesper Anderson (screenplay) | 1 more
Children of a Lesser God ::: Jakeun Shinui Aideul (original title) 1h | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | TV Series (2018) Episode Guide 16 episodes Children of a Lesser God Poster Chun Jae In is an elite detective with a genius IQ, who guided by only facts, logic, and numbers. Meanwhile, Kim Dan is a rookie detective who can see ghosts. They work together to uncover a conspiracy involving a powerful organization. Stars: Ji-Hwan Kang, Kim Ok-bin, Hee-seop Sim | See full cast & crew »
Children of Dune -- Unrated | 4h 26min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | TV Mini-Series (2003) Episode Guide 3 episodes Children of Dune Poster ::: The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe. Stars: Alec Newman, Julie Cox, Ian McNeice | See full cast & crew »
Children of Glory (2006) ::: 6.9/10 -- Szabadsg, szerelem (original title) -- Children of Glory Poster At the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, the Hungarian water polo team faces off against the Russians in what will become known as one of the bloodiest matches in the sport's history. Director: Krisztina Goda Writers: Joe Eszterhas (screenplay), va Grdos (screenplay) | 4 more credits
Children of Men (2006) ::: 7.9/10 -- R | 1h 49min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 5 January 2007 (USA) -- 1 -- In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. Director: Alfonso Cuarn Writers:
Children of Men (2006) ::: 7.9/10 -- R | 1h 49min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 5 January 2007 (USA) -- 1 -- In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. Director: Alfonso Cuarón Writers:
Children of Men (2006) ::: 7.9/10 -- R | 1h 49min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 5 January 2007 (USA) -- 1 -- In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Childrens Hospital ::: TV-14 | 11min | Comedy | TV Series (20082016) -- Explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children. Creators:
Children's Party (2011) ::: 7.4/10 -- Chillar Party (original title) -- Children's Party Poster -- A gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives in Chandan Nagar colony takes on the big bad world of politics when one of their friend's life is endangered. Directors: Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari Writers:
Chinese Puzzle (2013) ::: 7.0/10 -- Casse-tte chinois (original title) -- Chinese Puzzle Poster -- A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well. Director: Cdric Klapisch Writer:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) ::: 6.9/10 -- G | 2h 24min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 18 December 1968 (USA) -- A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land. Director: Ken Hughes Writers:
Crimes of Passion (1984) ::: 6.4/10 -- R | 1h 47min | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 19 October 1984 (USA) -- A mysterious woman, fashion designer by day and prostitute by night, is hounded by two men: a married father of two children and a sexually repressed preacher. Director: Ken Russell Writer: Barry Sandler Stars:
Dark Angel ::: TV-14 | 1h | Action, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (20002002) A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a
Dark Angel ::: TV-14 | 1h | Action, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (20002002) A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest. Creators: James Cameron, Charles H. Eglee Stars:
Dark ::: TV-MA | 1h | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2017-2020) Episode Guide 26 episodes Dark Poster -- A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families. Creators:
Dedication (2007) ::: 6.7/10 -- R | 1h 35min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 October 2008 (Mexico) -- The romantic comedy follows a misogynistic children's book author who is forced to work closely with a female illustrator instead of his long-time collaborator and only friend. Director: Justin Theroux Writer:
Delivery Man (2013) ::: 6.4/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 45min | Comedy, Drama | 22 November 2013 (USA) -- An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. Director: Ken Scott Writers:
Descendants (2015) ::: 6.4/10 -- TV-G | 1h 52min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | TV Movie 31 July 2015 -- The teenage son of the king and queen of Auradon offers the trouble-making children of villains a chance to attend prep school in the kingdom. Director: Kenny Ortega Writers:
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) ::: 7.4/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 24min | Drama, Music | 16 November 1988 (France) -- The lives of an English working-class family are told out of order in a free-associative manner. The first part, "Distant Voices", focuses on the father's role in the family. The second part, "Still Lives", focuses on his children. Director: Terence Davies Writer:
Doctor Sleep (2019) ::: 7.3/10 -- R | 2h 32min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 8 November 2019 (USA) -- Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal. Director: Mike Flanagan Writers:
Dragon Tales ::: TV-Y | 30min | Animation, Adventure, Drama | TV Series (19992005) -- Two children find a dragonscale, and have fun socializing with dragons. Creators: Ron Rodecker, Wesley Eure, James Coane
Dynasty ::: TV-14 | 42min | Drama | TV Series (2017 ) -- Follows two of America's wealthiest families as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. Creators: Sallie Patrick, Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz
East Is East (1999) ::: 6.9/10 -- R | 1h 36min | Comedy, Drama | 2 June 2000 (USA) -- In early 1970s England, a Pakistani father finds the authority he has previously maintained challenged by his increasingly Anglicized children. Director: Damien O'Donnell Writers:
Electrick Children (2012) ::: 6.8/10 -- R | 1h 36min | Drama | 13 July 2012 (UK) -- Rachel, a teenager born and raised in her Mormon community, believes that she has been inpregnated by listening to music and must get to Vegas to find the "father" of her miracle baby. Director: Rebecca Thomas Writer:
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) ::: 6.4/10 -- G | 1h 37min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 21 March 1975 (USA) -- Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home? Director: John Hough Writers: Robert Malcolm Young (screenplay by), Alexander Key (based on the book
Even Stevens ::: TV-G | 30min | Comedy, Family | TV Series (20002003) -- The Stevens family live in Sacramento, California, where the two younger children in the family, Ren and Louis, who have opposing personalities, often clash. Creator:
Everwood ::: TV-PG | 1h | Drama | TV Series (20022006) -- A widowed brain surgeon from Manhattan moves his two children to the small mountain town of Everwood, Colorado. Creator: Greg Berlanti
Everybody Knows (2018) ::: 6.9/10 -- Todos lo saben (original title) -- Everybody Knows Poster -- Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open. Director: Asghar Farhadi
Everybody's Fine (2009) ::: 7.1/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 39min | Adventure, Drama | 4 December 2009 (USA) -- A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children. Director: Kirk Jones Writers:
Extraordinary Measures (2010) ::: 6.4/10 -- PG | 1h 46min | Drama | 22 January 2010 (USA) -- A drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder. Director: Tom Vaughan Writers:
FairyTale: A True Story (1997) ::: 6.4/10 -- PG | 1h 39min | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 24 October 1997 (USA) -- In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Director: Charles Sturridge Writers: Albert Ash (story), Tom McLoughlin (story) | 2 more credits Stars:
Fanny and Alexander (1982) ::: 8.1/10 -- Fanny och Alexander (original title) -- Fanny and Alexander Poster Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. Director: Ingmar Bergman Writer: Ingmar Bergman Stars:
Fireflies in the Garden (2008) ::: 6.5/10 -- R | 1h 39min | Drama | 17 July 2008 (Greece) -- The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college -- decades after leaving to raise her children. Director: Dennis Lee Writers:
Flowers ::: TV-14 | 30min | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (20162018) Dark comedy about the eccentric members of the Flowers family. Maurice and Deborah are barely together but yet to divorce. They live with Maurice's batty mother and their maladjusted twin children. Creator: Will Sharpe Stars:
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends ::: TV-Y7 | 30min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | TV Series (20042009) -- A boy and his beloved imaginary friend are able to stay together at an orphanage of sorts for imaginary friends that children have outgrown to be adopted by new children. Creators:
Frequencies (2013) ::: 6.8/10 -- OXV: The Manual (original title) -- Frequencies Poster In an alternate reality, children learn how lucky they will be (their "frequency"), knowledge which shapes their destiny. The unluckiest boy must parse the mysteries of free will in order to pursue his forbidden love of the luckiest girl. Director: Darren Paul Fisher Writer: Darren Paul Fisher
Gardens of the Night (2008) ::: 6.9/10 -- R | 1h 50min | Drama | 21 November 2008 (USA) -- After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street. Director: Damian Harris Writer: Damian Harris
Gary Unmarried ::: TV-14 | 30min | Comedy | TV Series (20082010) -- Newly divorced after fifteen years of marriage, Gary Brooks, a painting contractor, strives to balance work, shared custody of his two children, a controlling ex-wife, and his foxy new girlfriend. Creator:
George Washington (2000) ::: 7.3/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 29min | Drama | 28 September 2001 (UK) -- A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer. Director: David Gordon Green Writer: David Gordon Green Stars:
Girl Meets World ::: TV-G | 23min | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Series (20142017) -- More than a decade after Boy Meets World (1993), Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. Their daughter, Riley, faces life lessons through her family, friends, and school--where her father is her history teacher--as her parents did when they were younger.
Goosebumps ::: TV-Y7 | 22min | Family, Fantasy, Horror | TV Series (19951998) -- A series of scary anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine. Series one was hosted by R.L. Stine. Creator: R.L. Stine
Grace Under Fire ::: TV-PG | 30min | Comedy, Romance | TV Series (19931998) -- Grace is a recovering alcoholic, now divorced from an abusive husband, struggling to bring up three children on her own. Creator: Chuck Lorre
Grounded for Life ::: TV-14 | 22min | Comedy | TV Series (20012005) -- Thirty-something Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia deal with their three children as well as Sean's judgmental father and carefree brother. Creators:
Guys with Kids -- 22min | Comedy | TV Series (20122013) ::: 30-something dads struggle as parents because they are still children at heart. Creators: Jimmy Fallon, Charlie Grandy, Amy Ozols
Happiness Never Comes Alone (2012) ::: 6.5/10 -- Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul (original title) -- Happiness Never Comes Alone Poster -- Sacha Keller is only interested in one night stands with 20-somethings and has a phobia of children. That is until he meets Charlotte, the divorced mother-of-three and ex-wife of one his employer's powerful clients. Director: James Huth
Here and Now ::: TV-MA | 1h | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | TV Series (2018) -- A dark dramedy about a progressive Portlandian family made up of husband, wife, three adopted children from Liberia, Vietnam and Colombia and one biological daughter who find their sanity tested and values challenged in 2018 America. Creators:
Hook (1991) ::: 6.8/10 -- PG | 2h 22min | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 11 December 1991 (USA) -- When Captain James Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. Director: Steven Spielberg Writers:
Houseboat (1958) ::: 6.7/10 -- Unrated | 1h 50min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 19 November 1958 (USA) -- A widower, his three young children, and a bombshell nanny get to know each other better when circumstances have them living together aboard a badly neglected houseboat. Director: Melville Shavelson Writers:
How I Met Your Mother ::: TV-14 | 22min | Comedy, Romance | TV Series (20052014) -- A father recounts to his children - through a series of flashbacks - the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother. Creators:
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000) ::: 6.9/10 -- R | 1h 47min | Comedy, Drama | 5 March 2003 (France) -- A sarcastic playwright in LA gets new neighbors - single mom and 8 y.o. girl. His wife wants kids and babysits the girl. He doesn't want kids yet plays with her to find out how children talk - for his play.
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000) ::: 6.9/10 -- R | 1h 47min | Comedy, Drama | 5 March 2003 (France) -- A sarcastic playwright in LA gets new neighbors - single mom and 8 y.o. girl. His wife wants kids and babysits the girl. He doesn't want kids yet plays with her to find out how children talk - for his play. Paternal instincts? Director: Michael Kalesniko Writer:
Indian Summer (1993) ::: 6.6/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 37min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 April 1993 (USA) -- Seven friends reunite for a week-long reunion at a summer camp in Ontario they used to attend as children which is now threatened with being closed down. Director: Mike Binder Writer: Mike Binder Stars:
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995) ::: 7.6/10 -- R | 2h 11min | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 20 May 1995 -- Based on a real-life court case, the film finds members of the McMartin family on trial for alleged sexual molestation and abuse of children at their well-regarded preschool. ... See full summary Director: Mick Jackson Writers: Abby Mann, Myra Mann Stars:
Instant Family (2018) ::: 7.3/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 58min | Comedy, Drama | 16 November 2018 (USA) -- A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children. Director: Sean Anders Writers: Sean Anders, John Morris
In the Bedroom (2001) ::: 7.4/10 -- R | 2h 11min | Crime, Drama | 8 February 2002 (USA) -- A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. Director: Todd Field Writers: Andre Dubus (story "Killings"), Robert Festinger (screenplay) (as Rob
It (2017) ::: 7.3/10 -- R | 2h 15min | Horror | 8 September 2017 (USA) -- In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town. Director: Andy Muschietti Writers:
Jackie (2016) ::: 6.7/10 -- R | 1h 40min | Biography, Drama, History | 2 December 2016 (USA) -- Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. Director: Pablo Larran Writer:
Keeping Mum (2005) ::: 6.8/10 -- R | 1h 39min | Comedy, Crime | 6 October 2006 (USA) -- A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair, and his children are up to no good. Director: Niall Johnson Writers: Richard Russo (screenplay), Niall Johnson (screenplay) | 1 more
Kidding ::: TV-MA | 30min | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (20182020) -- Jeff, a famous children's television icon, struggles to retain his sanity as his family falls apart. Creator: Dave Holstein
Kingdom Hospital -- 10h 8min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | TV Series (2004) ::: Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. A great disaster threatens a haunted hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died. Creator:
Kings Row (1942) ::: 7.5/10 -- Passed | 2h 7min | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 18 April 1942 (USA) -- The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn of the century. Director: Sam Wood Writers:
Ladybird Ladybird (1994) ::: 7.4/10 -- R | 1h 41min | Drama | January 1995 (USA) -- This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ... See full summary Director: Ken Loach Writer: Rona Munro
Last Love (2013) ::: 6.8/10 -- Mr. Morgan's Last Love (original title) -- Last Love Poster -- He's a widower in Paris who speaks no French. She's a dance instructor less than half his age. Can they become a family, or will his estranged adult children halt the friendship? Director: Sandra Nettelbeck Writers:
Life with Louie ::: TV-Y | 30min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | TV Series (1994 ) Adventures of Louie Anderson as a child, growing up with his sweet-hearted mother, his loud and war crazed father, his 10 siblings, and children at school who love to tease him. Creator: Louie Anderson Stars:
Little Bear ::: TV-Y | 24min | Animation, Adventure, Family | TV Series (19952003) -- Based upon a series of children's books, a grizzly cub has many misadventures with his friends. Creators: Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak
Little Children (2006) ::: 7.5/10 -- R | 2h 17min | Drama, Romance | 9 February 2007 (USA) -- The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts. Director: Todd Field Writers:
Little Monsters (2019) ::: 6.3/10 -- R | 1h 33min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 October 2019 (USA) -- A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies. Director: Abe Forsythe Writer: Abe Forsythe Stars:
London River (2009) ::: 6.8/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 24min | Drama, Mystery | 23 September 2009 (France) -- Two strangers come to discover the fate of their respective children in the 2005 terrorist attacks on London. Director: Rachid Bouchareb Writers: Rachid Bouchareb (screenplay), Olivier Lorelle (screenplay) | 1 more
Machine Gun Preacher (2011) ::: 6.8/10 -- R | 2h 9min | Action, Biography, Crime | 2 November 2011 (UK) -- Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers. Director: Marc Forster Writers:
Machuca (2004) ::: 7.7/10 -- Not Rated | 2h 1min | Biography, Drama, History | 11 June 2004 (Spain) -- Two 12-year-old Chilean children from different social classes become friends in 1973. They both discover each other's world as political tensions in their country increase. Director: Andrs Wood Writers: Eliseo Altunaga, Roberto Brodsky | 2 more credits Stars:
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) ::: 8.2/10 -- Passed | 1h 31min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 22 July 1937 (Japan) -- An elderly couple are forced to live hundreds of miles apart when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in. Director: Leo McCarey Writers:
Malice (1993) ::: 6.4/10 -- R | 1h 47min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1 October 1993 (USA) -- A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor. Director: Harold Becker Writers:
Mansfield Park (1999) ::: 7.0/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 52min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 December 1999 (USA) -- Fanny, born into a poor family, is sent away to live with wealthy uncle Sir Thomas, his wife and their four children, where she'll be brought up for a proper introduction to society. Director: Patricia Rozema Writers: Jane Austen (novel), Patricia Rozema Stars:
Mary Poppins (1964) ::: 7.8/10 -- G | 2h 19min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 18 June 1965 (USA) -- In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father. Director: Robert Stevenson Writers: Bill Walsh (screenplay), Don DaGradi (screenplay) (as Don Da Gradi) | 1
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) ::: 6.7/10 -- PG | 2h 10min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 19 December 2018 (USA) -- A few decades after her original visit, Mary Poppins, the magical nanny, returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. Director: Rob Marshall Writers:
Men, Women & Children (2014) ::: 6.7/10 -- R | 1h 59min | Comedy, Drama | 17 October 2014 (USA) -- , and their love lives. Director: Jason Reitman Writers:
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) ::: 6.7/10 -- PG-13 | 2h 7min | Adventure, Drama, Family | 30 September 2016 (USA) -- When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. Director: Tim Burton Writers:
Miss Potter (2006) ::: 6.9/10 -- PG | 1h 28min | Biography, Drama, Romance | 9 March 2007 (USA) -- The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness, and success. Director: Chris Noonan Writer:
Monsters, Inc. (2001) ::: 8.1/10 -- G | 1h 32min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 2 November 2001 (USA) -- In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they
Monsters, Inc. (2001) ::: 8.1/10 -- G | 1h 32min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 2 November 2001 (USA) -- In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think. Directors: Pete Docter, David Silverman (co-director) | 1 more credit Writers:
Mrs. Brown's Boys ::: TV-MA | 25min | Comedy | TV Series (2011 ) -- A comedy centered on a loud-mouthed Irish matriarch whose favorite pastime is meddling in the lives of her six children. Stars: Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Eilish O'Carroll | See full cast &
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) ::: 7.0/10 -- PG-13 | 2h 5min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 24 November 1993 (USA) -- After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. Director: Chris Columbus Writers:
My Family (1995) ::: 7.3/10 -- R | 2h 8min | Drama | 3 May 1995 (USA) -- A man makes his way from Mexico to L.A. in the 1920s, gets married and raises a big family there. The movie follows the children until they, too, get married and have children in the 1960s. Director: Gregory Nava Writers:
My Family ::: 50min | Comedy | TV Series (20002011) Ben Harper (Robert Lindsay), a misanthropic dentist, has little time for most people, including his wife Susan (Zo Wanamaker), and their children Nick (Kris Marshall), Janey (Daniela Denby-Ashe), and Michael (Gabriel Thomson). Creator: Fred Barron
Nanny McPhee (2005) ::: 6.5/10 -- PG | 1h 37min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 27 January 2006 (USA) -- A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge. Director: Kirk Jones Writers: Emma Thompson (screenplay), Christianna Brand ("Nurse Matilda" books)
Neverwas (2005) ::: 6.6/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 43min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 4 August 2006 (Bulgaria) -- A psychiatrist searches for insight into the life of his father, who was an acclaimed children's author. But he is shocked when his journey leads him to believe that the fantasy-land his father wrote about might actually exist. Director: Joshua Michael Stern Writer:
Night Nurse (1931) ::: 7.0/10 -- Passed | 1h 12min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 8 August 1931 (USA) -- A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children. Director: William A. Wellman Writers: Grace Perkins (from the novel by) (as Dora Macy), Oliver H.P. Garrett
Northern Rescue ::: TV-14 | 45min | Drama, Family | TV Series (2019 ) -- After his wife dies, search and rescue commander John West uproots his three children, moving from Boston to his rural hometown of Turtle Island Bay. The death affects each of their lives as John and his kids cope with their loss. Creators:
NOS4A2 ::: TV-14 | 1h | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | TV Series (20192020) -- Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, has his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift. Stars:
One Fine Day (1996) ::: 6.5/10 -- PG | 1h 48min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 December 1996 (USA) -- The lives of two strangers and their young children unexpectedly intersect on one hectic, stressful day in New York City. Director: Michael Hoffman Writers: Terrel Seltzer, Ellen Simon
Oranges and Sunshine (2010) ::: 7.1/10 -- R | 1h 45min | Biography, Drama, History | 1 April 2011 (UK) -- Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain. Director: Jim Loach Writers:
Outnumbered ::: TV-14 | 30min | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (20072016) -- A part-improvised comedy about a couple bringing up their three young children. Stars: Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner, Tyger Drew-Honey | See full cast & crew
Owari no serafu ::: TV-14 | 24min | Animation, Action, Adventure | TV Series (2015) -- In 2012, the world allegedly comes to an end at the hands of a human-made virus, ravaging the global populace and leaving only children untouched. It is at this time that vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth. Stars:
Parenthood (1989) ::: 7.0/10 -- PG-13 | 2h 4min | Comedy, Drama | 2 August 1989 (USA) -- The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse. Director: Ron Howard Writers:
Peter Pan (2003) ::: 6.8/10 -- PG | 1h 53min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 25 December 2003 (USA) -- The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. Director: P.J. Hogan Writers:
Places in the Heart (1984) ::: 7.4/10 -- PG | 1h 51min | Drama | 5 October 1984 (USA) -- In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people. Director: Robert Benton Writer: Robert Benton
Play (2011) ::: 7.1/10 -- 1h 58min | Drama | 11 November 2011 (Sweden) -- An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The ... See full summary Director: Ruben stlund Writers:
Raised by Wolves ::: TV-MA | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | TV Series (2020 ) -- Androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious planet. Creator: Aaron Guzikowski
Reading Rainbow ::: TV-Y | 30min | Family | TV Series (1983 ) Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects. Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang | See full cast & crew Available on Amazon (BUTTON) Added to Watchlist
Real Women Have Curves (2002) ::: 6.8/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama | 8 November 2002 (USA) -- In East Los Angeles, an 18-year-old struggles between her ambitions of going to college and the desires of her domineering mother for her to get married, have children, and oversee the small, rundown family-owned textile factory. Director: Patricia Cardoso Writers:
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004) ::: 6.4/10 -- R | 2h | Drama, Crime | TV Movie 3 March 2004 -- Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's ... See full summary Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall Writer:
Reefer Madness (1936) ::: 3.8/10 -- Tell Your Children (original title) -- Reefer Madness Poster -- Cautionary tale features a fictionalized take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music. Director: Louis J. Gasnier (as Louis Gasnier) Writers:
Revolutionary Road (2008) ::: 7.3/10 -- R | 1h 59min | Drama, Romance | 23 January 2009 (USA) -- A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Director: Sam Mendes Writers:
Rise of the Guardians (2012) ::: 7.3/10 -- PG | 1h 37min | Animation, Action, Adventure | 21 November 2012 (USA) -- When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. Director: Peter Ramsey Writers:
September (1987) ::: 6.5/10 -- PG | 1h 23min | Drama | 18 December 1987 (USA) -- At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children. Director: Woody Allen Writer: Woody Allen Stars:
Serial Mom (1994) ::: 6.8/10 -- R | 1h 35min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 13 April 1994 (USA) -- She's the perfect all-American parent: a great cook and homemaker, a devoted recycler, and a woman who'll literally kill to keep her children happy. Director: John Waters Writer:
Seven Up! (1964) ::: 8.0/10 -- 40min | Documentary, Biography | TV Movie 5 May 1964 -- A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects.The original intention was that they would be interviewed again in the ... See full summary Director: Paul Almond Stars: Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett | See full cast & crew Available on Amazon
Stepmom (1998) ::: 6.8/10 -- PG-13 | 2h 5min | Comedy, Drama | 25 December 1998 (USA) -- A terminally-ill woman must deal with her ex-husband's new lover, who will be their children's stepmother. Director: Chris Columbus Writers: Gigi Levangie (story), Gigi Levangie (screenplay) | 4 more credits
Stuck in Love. (2012) ::: 7.2/10 -- Stuck in Love (original title) -- Stuck in Love. Poster -- An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year. Director: Josh Boone Writers:
Taking Off (1971) ::: 7.4/10 -- R | 1h 33min | Comedy, Drama, Music | 28 March 1971 (USA) -- While searching for their runaway teenage daughter, the parents rediscover life's joys as they get acquainted with a self-help group for parents of vanished children. Director: Milos Forman Writers: Milos Forman, John Guare | 2 more credits Stars:
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) ::: 6.4/10 -- R | 1h 31min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 7 June 1970 (USA) -- Three distinguished English gentlemen accidentally resurrect Count Dracula, killing a disciple of his in process. The Count seeks to avenge his dead servant, by making the trio die in the hands of their own children. Director: Peter Sasdy Writers:
The Adversary (2002) ::: 6.8/10 -- L'adversaire (original title) -- The Adversary Poster -- When a man murders his wife, children and parents, the ensuing investigation reveals that he's been living a lie for almost 20 years. Director: Nicole Garcia Writers:
The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) ::: 6.5/10 -- G | 1h 40min | Comedy, Family, Western | 1 July 1975 (USA) -- Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California. Director: Norman Tokar Writers: Don Tait (screenplay), Jack M. Bickham (book) Stars: Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts | See full cast & crew
The Babadook (2014) ::: 6.8/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 34min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 28 November 2014 (USA) -- A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home. Director: Jennifer Kent Writer: Jennifer Kent
The Bernie Mac Show ::: TV-PG | 30min | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Series (20012006) -- A stand up comedian suddenly becomes a father when he takes custody of his sister's three children. Creator: Larry Wilmore
The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971) ::: 6.4/10 -- R | 1h 37min | Horror | 16 April 1971 (USA) -- Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers. Director: Piers Haggard Writers: Robert Wynne-Simmons (original screenplay), Piers Haggard (with additional material by) Stars:
The Cement Garden (1993) ::: 7.1/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 41min | Drama | 11 February 1994 (USA) -- Four children live with their terminally ill mother. After she dies, they try to hold things together. In their isolated house, they begin to deteriorate mentally, whilst they hide their mom's decomposing corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus. Director: Andrew Birkin Writers: Andrew Birkin, Ian McEwan (novel)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) ::: 7.1/10 -- Approved | 1h 55min | Action, Adventure, Romance | 20 October 1936 -- The Charge of the Light Brigade Poster -- A major countermands orders and attacks to avenge a previous massacre of men, women, and children. Director: Michael Curtiz Writers:
The Children Act (2017) ::: 6.7/10 -- R | 1h 45min | Drama | 14 September 2018 (USA) -- As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle. Director: Richard Eyre Writers: Ian McEwan (screenplay by), Ian McEwan (based on the novel by)
The Children of Huang Shi (2008) ::: 7.0/10 -- R | 2h 5min | Drama, War | 13 June 2008 (USA) -- About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937. Director: Roger Spottiswoode Writers:
The Children's Hour (1961) ::: 7.8/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 48min | Drama, Romance | 19 December 1961 (USA) -- A rebellious student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of lesbianism. Director: William Wyler Writers: Lillian Hellman (play), John Michael Hayes (screenplay) | 1 more
The Conjuring 2 (2016) ::: 7.3/10 -- R | 2h 14min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 10 June 2016 (USA) -- Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit. Director: James Wan Writers:
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009) ::: 7.2/10 -- TV-PG | 1h 35min | Biography, Drama, War | TV Movie 19 April 2009 -- The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto. Director: John Kent Harrison Writers:
The Damned (1962) ::: 6.6/10 -- Approved | 1h 27min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 7 July 1965 (USA) -- An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children. Director: Joseph Losey Writers:
The Dark Horse (2014) ::: 7.5/10 -- R | 2h 4min | Biography, Drama | 20 November 2014 (Australia) -- A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life. Director: James Napier Robertson Writer: James Napier Robertson
The Fosters ::: TV-14 | 1h | Drama, Romance | TV Series (20132018) -- Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children. Creators: Bradley Bredeweg, Peter Paige
The Glass Castle (2017) ::: 7.1/10 -- PG-13 | 2h 7min | Biography, Drama | 11 August 2017 (USA) -- A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Writers:
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989) ::: 6.9/10 -- PG | 1h 38min | Comedy | 13 April 1990 (USA) -- 6 people comically meet in the Kalahari desert: a female NYC lawyer flying with a local zoologist/pilot in a mini-plane, a Cuban and an African soldier taking each other POW, a Boer elephant poacher and a bushman looking for his 2 children. Director: Jamie Uys Writer:
The In-Laws (1979) ::: 7.3/10 -- PG | 1h 43min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 12 September 1979 (France) -- On the eve of their children's marriage, NYC in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo embark on a series of misadventures involving the CIA, the Treasury Department and Central American dictators. Director: Arthur Hiller Writer:
The Innocents (1961) ::: 7.8/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 40min | Horror | 15 December 1961 (USA) -- A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. Director: Jack Clayton Writers: Henry James (based on the story "The Turn of the Screw"), John Mortimer
The Kids Are All Right (2010) ::: 7.0/10 -- R | 1h 46min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30 July 2010 (USA) -- Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life. Director: Lisa Cholodenko Writers: Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
The King and I (1956) ::: 7.4/10 -- G | 2h 13min | Biography, Drama, Musical | 29 June 1956 (USA) -- A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children. Director: Walter Lang Writers: Ernest Lehman (screenplay), Oscar Hammerstein II (book) | 1 more
The Magicians ::: TV-14 | 1h | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | TV Series (20152020) -- After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined. Creators:
The Magicians ::: TV-14 | 1h | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | TV Series (2015-2020) Episode Guide 65 episodes The Magicians Poster -- After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined. Creators:
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) ::: 7.1/10 -- Approved | 2h 33min | Drama, Romance, War | 8 May 1956 (USA) -- An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well. Director: Nunnally Johnson Writers: Nunnally Johnson (screenplay), Sloan Wilson (novel)
The Nanny ::: TV-PG | 22min | Comedy, Family, Romance | TV Series (19931999) -- After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other. Creators:
The Night of the Hunter (1955) ::: 8.0/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 32min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 24 November 1955 -- The Night of the Hunter Poster -- A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid the $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. Director: Charles Laughton Writers:
The Others (2001) ::: 7.6/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 44min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 10 August 2001 (USA) -- A woman who lives in her darkened old family house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that the home is haunted. Director: Alejandro Amenbar Writer: Alejandro Amenbar
The Others (2001) ::: 7.6/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 44min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 10 August 2001 (USA) -- A woman who lives in her darkened old family house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that the home is haunted.
The People Under the Stairs (1991) ::: 6.4/10 -- R | 1h 42min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 1 November 1991 (USA) -- Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives. Director: Wes Craven Writer:
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) ::: 7.3/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 39min | Biography, Drama | 1 June 2007 (Spain) -- In order to support her ten children, Evelyn Ryan enters a commercial jingle-writing contest. Director: Jane Anderson Writers: Terry Ryan (book), Jane Anderson (screenplay)
The Promised Neverland ::: Yakusoku no Neverland (original tit ::: TV-14 | 30min | Animation, Adventure, Drama | TV Series (2019- ) Episode Guide 23 episodes The Promised Neverland Poster -- When three gifted kids at an isolated idyllic orphanage discover the secret and sinister purpose they were raised for, they look for a way to escape from their evil caretaker and lead the other children in a risky escape plan.
The Railway Children (1970) ::: 7.3/10 -- G | 1h 49min | Drama, Family | 22 December 1970 (UK) -- After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason for his disappearance. Director: Lionel Jeffries Writers: E. Nesbit (from the celebrated novel by), Lionel Jeffries (screenplay) Stars:
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) ::: 6.5/10 -- Approved | 1h 57min | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 6 January 1955 (Uruguay) -- Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart. Director: Walter Lang Writers:
The Sound of Music (1965) ::: 8.0/10 -- G | 2h 52min | Biography, Drama, Family | 1 April 1965 (USA) -- A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. Director: Robert Wise Writers: George Hurdalek (with the partial use of ideas by) (as Georg Hurdalek),
The Weather Man (2005) ::: 6.5/10 -- R | 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama | 28 October 2005 (USA) -- A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive. Director: Gore Verbinski Writer: Steve Conrad (as Steven Conrad)
The Whispers ::: TV-14 | 1h | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Series (2015) -- An unseen force is manipulating society's most innocent-our children-to act in favor of its cause. As the kids unwittingly help this unknown enemy, the clock counts down in this suspenseful race to save humanity. Creator:
The Willoughbys (2020) ::: 6.4/10 -- PG | 1h 30min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 22 April 2020 (USA) -- Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family. Directors: Kris Pearn, Cory Evans | 1 more credit Writers:
The Wind and the Lion (1975) ::: 6.9/10 -- PG | 1h 59min | Action, Adventure, Drama | 26 June 1975 (UK) -- An Arab chief triggers an international incident when he kidnaps an American widow and her children. Director: John Milius Writer: John Milius
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) ::: 7.2/10 -- R | 1h 58min | Drama | 19 October 2007 (USA) -- A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss. Director: Susanne Bier Writer:
This Beautiful Fantastic (2016) ::: 6.9/10 -- PG | 1h 40min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 February 2018 (UK) -- A young woman who dreams of becoming a children's book author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower. Director: Simon Aboud Writer: Simon Aboud
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) ::: 8.2/10 -- Approved | 2h 9min | Crime, Drama | 16 March 1963 (USA) -- Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. Director: Robert Mulligan Writers:
Tokyo Story (1953) ::: 8.2/10 -- Tky monogatari (original title) -- Tokyo Story Poster -- An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city, but receive little attention. Director: Yasujir Ozu Writers:
Trial by Fire (2018) ::: 6.9/10 -- R | 2h 7min | Biography, Drama | 17 May 2019 (USA) -- The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed. Director: Edward Zwick Writers:
Trophy Wife ::: TV-PG | 30min | Comedy | TV Series (20132014) -- A reformed party girl finds herself an insta-family after falling in love with a man with 3 manipulative children and two judgmental ex-wives. Creators:
Trust (1990) ::: 7.3/10 -- R | 1h 47min | Comedy, Drama | 20 September 1991 (UK) -- After being thrown out of her house, Maria encounters a married woman who complains of not having children. Maria ends up in an abandoned house, where she meets Matthew. When a baby is kidnapped Maria sets out to find the woman. Director: Hal Hartley Writer: Hal Hartley
Turtles Can Fly (2004) ::: 8.1/10 -- Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand (original title) -- Turtles Can Fly Poster Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate. Director: Bahman Ghobadi Writer: Bahman Ghobadi
Umbre -- Not Rated | 45min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | TV Series (2014 ) ::: Relu is a family man. He has two children, a wife, and a double life. Seen through the eyes of his family, Relu Oncescu appears to be an ordinary taxi driver. No one suspects that Relu ... See full summary Stars:
Vampire Circus (1972) ::: 6.4/10 -- PG | 1h 24min | Horror | 11 October 1972 (USA) -- As the plague sweeps the countryside, a quarantined village is visited by a mysterious traveling circus. Soon, young children begin to disappear, and the locals suspect the circus troupe might be hiding a horrifying secret. Director: Robert Young Writer:
Vengeance (2009) ::: 6.5/10 -- Fuk sau (original title) -- Vengeance Poster -- A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Macau, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia. Director: Johnnie To
Village of the Damned (1960) ::: 7.3/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 17min | Horror, Sci-Fi | 7 December 1960 (USA) -- In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers. Director: Wolf Rilla Writers: Stirling Silliphant (screenplay), Wolf Rilla (screenplay) | 2 more
Walk on Water (2004) ::: 7.3/10 -- R | 1h 43min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 29 April 2005 (USA) -- Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal. Director: Eytan Fox Writer: Gal Uchovsky (screenplay)
War of the Buttons (1994) ::: 7.4/10 -- PG | 1h 34min | Adventure, Drama, Family | 29 September 1995 (USA) -- The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with ... See full summary Director: John Roberts Writers: Louis Pergaud (novel), Colin Welland (adapted for the screen by) | 1 more credit
Watch on the Rhine (1943) ::: 7.3/10 -- Approved | 1h 54min | Drama, Thriller | 27 August 1943 (USA) -- A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit her family but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count. Directors: Herman Shumlin, Hal Mohr (uncredited) Writers:
Whistle Down the Wind (1961) ::: 7.7/10 -- Unrated | 1h 39min | Crime, Drama | 25 December 1961 (Canada) -- When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ. Director: Bryan Forbes Writers: Mary Hayley Bell (original novel), Keith Waterhouse (screenplay) | 1 more credit
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976) ::: 7.3/10 -- Quin puede matar a un nio? (original title) -- Who Can Kill a Child? Poster -- A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults. Director: Narciso Ibez Serrador (as Narciso Ibaez Serrador) Writers:
Wizards of Waverly Place ::: TV-G | 22min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | TV Series (20072012) -- The Russo family may be an ordinary family with an average restaurant, but behind close doors, all three children must compete to be the next family wizard. Creator:
Wonder Showzen ::: TV-MA | 30min | Animation, Comedy | TV Series (20002007) -- An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one's worst nightmares. Creators:
Won't Back Down (2012) ::: 6.5/10 -- PG | 2h 1min | Drama | 28 September 2012 (USA) -- Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. Director: Daniel Barnz Writers:
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) ::: 7.2/10 -- Unrated | 1h 51min | Comedy, Family | 24 April 1968 (USA) -- A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family. Director: Melville Shavelson Writers: Bob Carroll Jr. (story), Madelyn Davis (story) | 2 more credits
Zulu (2013) ::: 6.7/10 -- R | 1h 50min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 31 August 2020 (USA) -- Policemen Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen investigate the brutal murder of a young white woman, apparently provoked by the availability of a new illegal drug and somehow connected to the disappearance of black street children. Director: Jrme Salle Writers:
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