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POTENTIAL
  Purity
  Silence
ANALYZE
  "Her greatest progress is a deepened need."
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AUTH

BOOKS
Advanced_Dungeons_and_Dragons_2E
A_Treatise_on_Cosmic_Fire
Awaken_the_Giant_Within
Big_Mind,_Big_Heart
Blazing_the_Trail_from_Infancy_to_Enlightenment
Concentration_(book)
Enchiridion_text
Essays_Divine_And_Human
Evolution_II
Flow_-_The_Psychology_of_Optimal_Experience
Full_Circle
General_Principles_of_Kabbalah
Heart_of_Matter
Journey_to_the_Lord_of_Power_-_A_Sufi_Manual_on_Retreat
Knowledge_of_the_Higher_Worlds
Know_Yourself
Letters_on_Occult_Meditation
Letters_On_Yoga
Letters_On_Yoga_III
Letters_On_Yoga_IV
Liber_157_-_The_Tao_Teh_King
Life_without_Death
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
My_Burning_Heart
On_Interpretation
On_Thoughts_And_Aphorisms
Plotinus_-_Complete_Works_Vol_01
Process_and_Reality
Questions_And_Answers_1929-1931
Questions_And_Answers_1950-1951
Questions_And_Answers_1953
Questions_And_Answers_1954
Questions_And_Answers_1955
Savitri
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(toc)
Sri_Aurobindo_or_the_Adventure_of_Consciousness
The_Act_of_Creation
The_Categories
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Epic_of_Gilgamesh
The_Essential_Songs_of_Milarepa
The_Future_of_Man
The_Human_Cycle
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Integral_Yoga
The_Key_to_the_True_Kabbalah
The_Odyssey
The_Republic
The_Seals_of_Wisdom
The_Self-Organizing_Universe
The_Study_and_Practice_of_Yoga
The_Synthesis_Of_Yoga
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History
The_Way_of_Perfection
The_Wit_and_Wisdom_of_Alfred_North_Whitehead
The_Yoga_Sutras
Thought_Power
Toward_the_Future
Words_Of_The_Mother_I
Words_Of_The_Mother_III

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
02.11_-_New_World-Conditions
05.22_-_Success_and_its_Conditions
1.04_-_The_Conditions_of_Esoteric_Training
1.15_-_THE_DIRECTIONS_AND_CONDITIONS_OF_THE_FUTURE
1.23_-_Conditions_for_the_Coming_of_a_Spiritual_Age
1929-05-19_-_Mind_and_its_workings,_thought-forms_-_Adverse_conditions_and_Yoga_-_Mental_constructions_-_Illness_and_Yoga
1929-06-23_-_Knowledge_of_the_Yogi_-_Knowledge_and_the_Supermind_-_Methods_of_changing_the_condition_of_the_body_-_Meditation,_aspiration,_sincerity
1951-03-14_-_Plasticity_-_Conditions_for_knowing_the_Divine_Will_-_Illness_-_microbes_-_Fear_-_body-reflexes_-_The_best_possible_happens_-_Theories_of_Creation_-_True_knowledge_-_a_work_to_do_-_the_Ashram
1951-04-21_-_Sri_Aurobindos_letter_on_conditions_for_doing_yoga_-_Aspiration,_tapasya,_surrender_-_The_lower_vital_-_old_habits_-_obsession_-_Sri_Aurobindo_on_choice_and_the_double_life_-_The_old_fiasco_-_inner_realisation_and_outer_change
1954-03-24_-_Dreams_and_the_condition_of_the_stomach_-_Tobacco_and_alcohol_-_Nervousness_-_The_centres_and_the_Kundalini_-_Control_of_the_senses
1954-08-25_-_Ananda_aspect_of_the_Mother_-_Changing_conditions_in_the_Ashram_-_Ascetic_discipline_-_Mothers_body
1956-10-10_-_The_supramental_race__in_a_few_centuries_-_Condition_for_new_realisation_-_Everyone_must_follow_his_own_path_-_Progress,_no_two_paths_alike
2.23_-_The_Conditions_of_Attainment_to_the_Gnosis
4.2.2.02_-_Conditions_for_the_Psychic_Opening
4.2.4.02_-_The_Psychic_Condition

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
00.01_-_The_Approach_to_Mysticism
00.03_-_Upanishadic_Symbolism
0.00a_-_Introduction
0.00_-_INTRODUCTION
0.00_-_The_Book_of_Lies_Text
0.00_-_THE_GOSPEL_PREFACE
0.01f_-_FOREWARD
0.01_-_I_-_Sri_Aurobindos_personality,_his_outer_retirement_-_outside_contacts_after_1910_-_spiritual_personalities-_Vibhutis_and_Avatars_-__transformtion_of_human_personality
0.01_-_Letters_from_the_Mother_to_Her_Son
0.01_-_Life_and_Yoga
0.02_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.02_-_The_Three_Steps_of_Nature
0.03_-_Letters_to_My_little_smile
0.03_-_The_Threefold_Life
0.04_-_The_Systems_of_Yoga
0.05_-_Letters_to_a_Child
0.05_-_The_Synthesis_of_the_Systems
0.06_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Sadhak
0.08_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
0.09_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Teacher
01.01_-_Sri_Aurobindo_-_The_Age_of_Sri_Aurobindo
01.02_-_Natures_Own_Yoga
01.02_-_The_Object_of_the_Integral_Yoga
01.03_-_Rationalism
01.03_-_Yoga_and_the_Ordinary_Life
01.04_-_The_Poetry_in_the_Making
01.05_-_The_Nietzschean_Antichrist
01.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Spirits_Freedom_and_Greatness
01.06_-_On_Communism
01.07_-_Blaise_Pascal_(1623-1662)
01.08_-_A_Theory_of_Yoga
01.08_-_Walter_Hilton:_The_Scale_of_Perfection
01.09_-_William_Blake:_The_Marriage_of_Heaven_and_Hell
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
01.10_-_Nicholas_Berdyaev:_God_Made_Human
01.11_-_The_Basis_of_Unity
01.13_-_T._S._Eliot:_Four_Quartets
0.11_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.12_-_Letters_to_a_Student
0.13_-_Letters_to_a_Student
0.14_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0_1954-08-25_-_what_is_this_personality?_and_when_will_she_come?
0_1955-04-04
0_1956-10-07
0_1957-07-03
0_1957-12-21
0_1958-04-03
0_1958-05-10
0_1958-07-06
0_1958-08-09
0_1958-10-04
0_1958-11-22
0_1958-12-15_-_tantric_mantra_-_125,000
0_1959-04-21
0_1959-05-25
0_1959-05-28
0_1959-10-15
0_1960-05-28_-_death_of_K_-_the_death_process-_the_subtle_physical
0_1960-07-12_-_Mothers_Vision_-_the_Voice,_the_ashram_a_tiny_part_of_myself,_the_Mothers_Force,_sparkling_white_light_compressed_-_enormous_formation_of_negative_vibrations_-_light_in_evil
0_1960-09-20
0_1960-10-02a
0_1960-12-13
0_1961-01-10
0_1961-01-12
0_1961-01-24
0_1961-01-31
0_1961-02-07
0_1961-02-11
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0_1961-09-30
0_1961-10-02
0_1961-10-15
0_1961-11-07
0_1961-11-12
0_1961-12-20
0_1961-12-23
0_1962-01-12_-_supramental_ship
0_1962-01-21
0_1962-02-03
0_1962-02-13
0_1962-03-06
0_1962-03-11
0_1962-04-03
0_1962-05-13
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0_1965-06-18_-_supramental_ship
0_1965-06-23
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02.01_-_Our_Ideal
02.01_-_The_World_War
02.02_-_Lines_of_the_Descent_of_Consciousness
02.03_-_National_and_International
02.06_-_The_Integral_Yoga_and_Other_Yogas
02.10_-_Independence_and_its_Sanction
02.11_-_New_World-Conditions
02.12_-_The_Ideals_of_Human_Unity
02.13_-_On_Social_Reconstruction
02.14_-_Panacea_of_Isms
03.01_-_The_Malady_of_the_Century
03.01_-_The_New_Year_Initiation
03.02_-_The_Gradations_of_Consciousness__The_Gradation_of_Planes
03.02_-_Yogic_Initiation_and_Aptitude
03.03_-_Arjuna_or_the_Ideal_Disciple
03.04_-_The_Body_Human
03.04_-_Towardsa_New_Ideology
03.05_-_Some_Conceptions_and_Misconceptions
03.05_-_The_Spiritual_Genius_of_India
03.05_-_The_World_is_One
03.07_-_The_Sunlit_Path
03.10_-_Sincerity
03.11_-_True_Humility
03.12_-_Communism:_What_does_it_Mean?
03.13_-_Human_Destiny
03.14_-_From_the_Known_to_the_Unknown?
03.16_-_The_Tragic_Spirit_in_Nature
04.01_-_The_Divine_Man
04.02_-_Human_Progress
04.03_-_The_Eternal_East_and_West
04.04_-_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Consciousness
04.05_-_The_Freedom_and_the_Force_of_the_Spirit
04.06_-_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Consciousness
04.09_-_Values_Higher_and_Lower
05.01_-_Of_Love_and_Aspiration
05.02_-_Gods_Labour
05.03_-_The_Body_Natural
05.04_-_The_Immortal_Person
05.04_-_The_Measure_of_Time
05.05_-_In_Quest_of_Reality
05.06_-_Physics_or_philosophy
05.06_-_The_Role_of_Evil
05.07_-_Man_and_Superman
05.07_-_The_Observer_and_the_Observed
05.08_-_True_Charity
05.10_-_Knowledge_by_Identity
05.11_-_The_Soul_of_a_Nation
05.12_-_The_Soul_and_its_Journey
05.15_-_Sartrian_Freedom
05.19_-_Lone_to_the_Lone
05.20_-_The_Urge_for_Progression
05.21_-_Being_or_Becoming_and_Having
05.22_-_Success_and_its_Conditions
05.23_-_The_Base_of_Sincerity
05.26_-_The_Soul_in_Anguish
05.27_-_The_Nature_of_Perfection
05.28_-_God_Protects
05.34_-_Light,_more_Light
06.02_-_Darkness_to_Light
06.07_-_Total_Transformation_Demands_Total_Rejection
06.09_-_How_to_Wait
06.12_-_The_Expanding_Body-Consciousness
06.13_-_Body,_the_Occult_Agent
06.15_-_Ever_Green
06.19_-_Mental_Silence
06.22_-_I_Have_Nothing,_I_Am_Nothing
06.24_-_When_Imperfection_is_Greater_Than_Perfection
06.28_-_The_Coming_of_Superman
06.32_-_The_Central_Consciousness
06.36_-_The_Mother_on_Herself
07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces
07.08_-_The_Divine_Truth_Its_Name_and_Form
07.10_-_Diseases_and_Accidents
07.11_-_The_Problem_of_Evil
07.14_-_The_Divine_Suffering
07.22_-_Mysticism_and_Occultism
07.24_-_Meditation_and_Meditation
07.25_-_Prayer_and_Aspiration
07.27_-_Equality_of_the_Body,_Equality_of_the_Soul
07.37_-_The_Psychic_Being,_Some_Mysteries
07.40_-_Service_Human_and_Divine
07.41_-_The_Divine_Family
07.42_-_The_Nature_and_Destiny_of_Art
08.01_-_Choosing_To_Do_Yoga
08.02_-_Order_and_Discipline
08.03_-_Organise_Your_Life
08.04_-_Doing_for_Her_Sake
08.07_-_Sleep_and_Pain
08.13_-_Thought_and_Imagination
08.16_-_Perfection_and_Progress
08.17_-_Psychological_Perfection
08.20_-_Are_Not_The_Ascetic_Means_Helpful_At_Times?
08.21_-_Human_Birth
08.22_-_Regarding_the_Body
08.23_-_Sadhana_Must_be_Done_in_the_Body
08.24_-_On_Food
08.26_-_Faith_and_Progress
08.33_-_Opening_to_the_Divine
08.34_-_To_Melt_into_the_Divine
08.36_-_Buddha_and_Shankara
09.01_-_Prayer_and_Aspiration
09.03_-_The_Psychic_Being
09.04_-_The_Divine_Grace
09.05_-_The_Story_of_Love
09.07_-_How_to_Become_Indifferent_to_Criticism?
09.10_-_The_Supramental_Vision
09.14_-_Education_of_Girls
09.17_-_Health_in_the_Ashram
09.18_-_The_Mother_on_Herself
100.00_-_Synergy
10.01_-_A_Dream
1.001_-_The_Aim_of_Yoga
1.007_-_Initial_Steps_in_Yoga_Practice
10.07_-_The_World_is_One
10.08_-_Consciousness_as_Freedom
1.008_-_The_Principle_of_Self-Affirmation
1.009_-_Perception_and_Reality
1.00a_-_DIVISION_A_-_THE_INTERNAL_FIRES_OF_THE_SHEATHS.
1.00a_-_Introduction
1.00b_-_INTRODUCTION
1.00c_-_DIVISION_C_-_THE_ETHERIC_BODY_AND_PRANA
1.00c_-_INTRODUCTION
1.00e_-_DIVISION_E_-_MOTION_ON_THE_PHYSICAL_AND_ASTRAL_PLANES
1.00_-_INTRODUCTION
1.00_-_Main
1.00_-_PREFACE
1.00_-_PREFACE_-_DESCENSUS_AD_INFERNOS
1.00_-_Preliminary_Remarks
1.010_-_Self-Control_-_The_Alpha_and_Omega_of_Yoga
1.012_-_Sublimation_-_A_Way_to_Reshuffle_Thought
1.013_-_Defence_Mechanisms_of_the_Mind
1.013_-_Thunder
10.14_-_Night_and_Day
10.18_-_Short_Notes_-_1-_The_Sense_of_Earthly_Evolution
1.01_-_Adam_Kadmon_and_the_Evolution
1.01_-_Appearance_and_Reality
1.01_-_Archetypes_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.01_-_Economy
1.01f_-_Introduction
1.01_-_Fundamental_Considerations
1.01_-_How_is_Knowledge_Of_The_Higher_Worlds_Attained?
1.01_-_MAPS_OF_EXPERIENCE_-_OBJECT_AND_MEANING
1.01_-_MASTER_AND_DISCIPLE
1.01_-_Meeting_the_Master_-_Authors_first_meeting,_December_1918
1.01_-_Newtonian_and_Bergsonian_Time
1.01_-_On_knowledge_of_the_soul,_and_how_knowledge_of_the_soul_is_the_key_to_the_knowledge_of_God.
1.01_-_SAMADHI_PADA
1.01_-_Seeing
1.01_-_Soul_and_God
1.01_-_Tara_the_Divine
1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU
1.01_-_The_First_Steps
1.01_-_The_Four_Aids
1.01_-_The_Human_Aspiration
1.01_-_The_King_of_the_Wood
1.01_-_The_Mental_Fortress
1.01_-_THE_STUFF_OF_THE_UNIVERSE
1.01_-_The_True_Aim_of_Life
1.01_-_The_Unexpected
1.01_-_Two_Powers_Alone
1.01_-_What_is_Magick?
1.01_-_Who_is_Tara
1.020_-_Ta-Ha
1.020_-_The_World_and_Our_World
10.21_-_Short_Notes_-_4-_Ego
1.02.1_-_The_Inhabiting_Godhead_-_Life_and_Action
1.02.2.1_-_Brahman_-_Oneness_of_God_and_the_World
1.02.2.2_-_Self-Realisation
1.02.3.2_-_Knowledge_and_Ignorance
1.02.3.3_-_Birth_and_Non-Birth
1.02.4.1_-_The_Worlds_-_Surya
1.02.4.2_-_Action_and_the_Divine_Will
1.024_-_Affiliation_With_Larger_Wholes
10.24_-_Savitri
1.025_-_Sadhana_-_Intensifying_a_Lighted_Flame
10.27_-_Consciousness
1.028_-_Bringing_About_Whole-Souled_Dedication
1.02.9_-_Conclusion_and_Summary
1.02_-_Education
1.02_-_Groups_and_Statistical_Mechanics
1.02_-_In_the_Beginning
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_Meditating_on_Tara
1.02_-_On_the_Knowledge_of_God.
1.02_-_Outline_of_Practice
1.02_-_Prana
1.02_-_Prayer_of_Parashara_to_Vishnu
1.02_-_SADHANA_PADA
1.02_-_Self-Consecration
1.02_-_Shakti_and_Personal_Effort
1.02_-_Skillful_Means
1.02_-_The_Child_as_growing_being_and_the_childs_experience_of_encountering_the_teacher.
1.02_-_The_Concept_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.02_-_The_Development_of_Sri_Aurobindos_Thought
1.02_-_The_Divine_Teacher
1.02_-_The_Doctrine_of_the_Mystics
1.02_-_The_Great_Process
1.02_-_The_Human_Soul
1.02_-_The_Magic_Circle
1.02_-_THE_NATURE_OF_THE_GROUND
1.02_-_THE_PROBLEM_OF_SOCRATES
1.02_-_The_Shadow
1.02_-_The_Stages_of_Initiation
1.02_-_The_Three_European_Worlds
1.02_-_The_Two_Negations_1_-_The_Materialist_Denial
1.02_-_The_Vision_of_the_Past
1.02_-_THE_WITHIN_OF_THINGS
1.02_-_To_Zen_Monks_Kin_and_Koku
1.02_-_What_is_Psycho_therapy?
1.031_-_Intense_Aspiration
1.032_-_Our_Concept_of_God
10.33_-_On_Discipline
10.34_-_Effort_and_Grace
1.035_-_The_Recitation_of_Mantra
1.036_-_The_Rise_of_Obstacles_in_Yoga_Practice
1.037_-_Preventing_the_Fall_in_Yoga
10.37_-_The_Golden_Bridge
1.038_-_Impediments_in_Concentration_and_Meditation
1.03_-_A_Parable
1.03_-_APPRENTICESHIP_AND_ENCULTURATION_-_ADOPTION_OF_A_SHARED_MAP
1.03_-_Bloodstream_Sermon
1.03_-_Concerning_the_Archetypes,_with_Special_Reference_to_the_Anima_Concept
1.03_-_Invocation_of_Tara
1.03_-_Man_-_Slave_or_Free?
1.03_-_Meeting_the_Master_-_Meeting_with_others
1.03_-_Preparing_for_the_Miraculous
1.03_-_Questions_and_Answers
1.03_-_Reading
1.03_-_.REASON._IN_PHILOSOPHY
1.03_-_Self-Surrender_in_Works_-_The_Way_of_The_Gita
1.03_-_Some_Aspects_of_Modern_Psycho_therapy
1.03_-_Spiritual_Realisation,_The_aim_of_Bhakti-Yoga
1.03_-_Sympathetic_Magic
1.03_-_Tara,_Liberator_from_the_Eight_Dangers
1.03_-_The_Armour_of_Grace
1.03_-_The_Coming_of_the_Subjective_Age
1.03_-_THE_EARTH_IN_ITS_EARLY_STAGES
1.03_-_The_Gods,_Superior_Beings_and_Adverse_Forces
1.03_-_THE_GRAND_OPTION
1.03_-_The_House_Of_The_Lord
1.03_-_The_Sephiros
1.03_-_The_Sunlit_Path
1.03_-_The_Syzygy_-_Anima_and_Animus
1.03_-_The_Uncreated
1.03_-_Time_Series,_Information,_and_Communication
1.03_-_To_Layman_Ishii
1.040_-_Re-Educating_the_Mind
1.045_-_Piercing_the_Structure_of_the_Object
1.04_-_ADVICE_TO_HOUSEHOLDERS
1.04_-_Body,_Soul_and_Spirit
1.04_-_Feedback_and_Oscillation
1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD
1.04_-_KAI_VALYA_PADA
1.04_-_Money
1.04_-_Narayana_appearance,_in_the_beginning_of_the_Kalpa,_as_the_Varaha_(boar)
1.04_-_On_blessed_and_ever-memorable_obedience
1.04_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_Future_World.
1.04_-_Reality_Omnipresent
1.04_-_Relationship_with_the_Divine
1.04_-_Religion_and_Occultism
1.04_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_PROGRESS
1.04_-_Sounds
1.04_-_Te_Shan_Carrying_His_Bundle
1.04_-_The_Aims_of_Psycho_therapy
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.04_-_The_Conditions_of_Esoteric_Training
1.04_-_The_Discovery_of_the_Nation-Soul
1.04_-_The_Divine_Mother_-_This_Is_She
1.04_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda
1.04_-_The_Need_of_Guru
1.04_-_The_Sacrifice_the_Triune_Path_and_the_Lord_of_the_Sacrifice
1.04_-_The_Self
1.04_-_The_Silent_Mind
1.04_-_THE_STUDY_(The_Compact)
1.04_-_What_Arjuna_Saw_-_the_Dark_Side_of_the_Force
1.04_-_Wherefore_of_World?
1.04_-_Yoga_and_Human_Evolution
1.05_-_2010_and_1956_-_Doomsday?
1.052_-_Yoga_Practice_-_A_Series_of_Positive_Steps
1.053_-_A_Very_Important_Sadhana
1.056_-_Lack_of_Knowledge_is_the_Cause_of_Suffering
1.057_-_The_Four_Manifestations_of_Ignorance
1.05_-_Adam_Kadmon
1.05_-_Buddhism_and_Women
1.05_-_CHARITY
1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self
1.05_-_Computing_Machines_and_the_Nervous_System
1.05_-_Consciousness
1.05_-_Morality_and_War
1.05_-_MORALITY_AS_THE_ENEMY_OF_NATURE
1.05_-_On_the_Love_of_God.
1.05_-_Pratyahara_and_Dharana
1.05_-_Problems_of_Modern_Psycho_therapy
1.05_-_Qualifications_of_the_Aspirant_and_the_Teacher
1.05_-_Ritam
1.05_-_Solitude
1.05_-_Some_Results_of_Initiation
1.05_-_The_Activation_of_Human_Energy
1.05_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_-_The_Psychic_Being
1.05_-_The_Creative_Principle
1.05_-_The_Destiny_of_the_Individual
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_The_Magical_Control_of_the_Weather
1.05_-_THE_NEW_SPIRIT
1.05_-_The_True_Doer_of_Works
1.05_-_The_Ways_of_Working_of_the_Lord
1.05_-_True_and_False_Subjectivism
1.05_-_Vishnu_as_Brahma_creates_the_world
1.05_-_War_And_Politics
1.05_-_Yoga_and_Hypnotism
1.060_-_The_Woman_Tested
1.060_-_Tracing_the_Ultimate_Cause_of_Any_Experience
1.06_-_Agni_and_the_Truth
1.06_-_A_Summary_of_my_Phenomenological_View_of_the_World
1.06_-_Being_Human_and_the_Copernican_Principle
1.06_-_Dhyana
1.06_-_Gestalt_and_Universals
1.06_-_LIFE_AND_THE_PLANETS
1.06_-_Man_in_the_Universe
1.06_-_MORTIFICATION,_NON-ATTACHMENT,_RIGHT_LIVELIHOOD
1.06_-_Psycho_therapy_and_a_Philosophy_of_Life
1.06_-_Quieting_the_Vital
1.06_-_Raja_Yoga
1.06_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_2_The_Works_of_Love_-_The_Works_of_Life
1.06_-_The_Breaking_of_the_Limits
1.06_-_The_Desire_to_be
1.06_-_THE_FOUR_GREAT_ERRORS
1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother
1.06_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES
1.06_-_The_Transformation_of_Dream_Life
1.06_-_Wealth_and_Government
1.06_-_WITCHES_KITCHEN
1.070_-_The_Seven_Stages_of_Perfection
1.075_-_Self-Control,_Study_and_Devotion_to_God
1.078_-_Kumbhaka_and_Concentration_of_Mind
1.079_-_The_Snatchers
1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible
1.07_-_Bridge_across_the_Afterlife
1.07_-_Cybernetics_and_Psychopathology
1.07_-_Medicine_and_Psycho_therapy
1.07_-_Note_on_the_word_Go
1.07_-_On_mourning_which_causes_joy.
1.07_-_Raja-Yoga_in_Brief
1.07_-_Samadhi
1.07_-_Standards_of_Conduct_and_Spiritual_Freedom
1.07_-_The_Continuity_of_Consciousness
1.07_-_The_Ego_and_the_Dualities
1.07_-_The_Farther_Reaches_of_Human_Nature
1.07_-_THE_GREAT_EVENT_FORESHADOWED_-_THE_PLANETIZATION_OF_MANKIND
1.07_-_The_Ideal_Law_of_Social_Development
1.07_-_THE_.IMPROVERS._OF_MANKIND
1.07_-_The_Magic_Wand
1.07_-_The_Mantra_-_OM_-_Word_and_Wisdom
1.07_-_THE_MASTER_AND_VIJAY_GOSWAMI
1.07_-_The_Primary_Data_of_Being
1.07_-_The_Psychic_Center
1.07_-_TRUTH
1.080_-_Pratyahara_-_The_Return_of_Energy
1.081_-_The_Application_of_Pratyahara
1.083_-_Choosing_an_Object_for_Concentration
1.089_-_The_Levels_of_Concentration
1.08a_-_The_Ladder
1.08_-_Attendants
1.08_-_Civilisation_and_Barbarism
1.08_-_Independence_from_the_Physical
1.08_-_Introduction_to_Patanjalis_Yoga_Aphorisms
1.08_-_Psycho_therapy_Today
1.08_-_RELIGION_AND_TEMPERAMENT
1.08_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_THE_SPIRITUAL_REPERCUSSIONS_OF_THE_ATOM_BOMB
1.08_-_Sri_Aurobindos_Descent_into_Death
1.08_-_Stead_and_the_Spirits
1.08_-_Summary
1.08_-_The_Depths_of_the_Divine
1.08_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.08_-_The_Magic_Sword,_Dagger_and_Trident
1.08_-_The_Methods_of_Vedantic_Knowledge
1.08_-_The_Splitting_of_the_Human_Personality_during_Spiritual_Training
1.08_-_The_Supreme_Will
1.08_-_The_Synthesis_of_Movement
1.08_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_3
1.094_-_Understanding_the_Structure_of_Things
1.096_-_Powers_that_Accrue_in_the_Practice
1.097_-_Sublimation_of_Object-Consciousness
1.098_-_The_Transformation_from_Human_to_Divine
1.099_-_The_Entry_of_the_Eternal_into_the_Individual
1.09_-_Civilisation_and_Culture
1.09_-_Concentration_-_Its_Spiritual_Uses
1.09_-_FAITH_IN_PEACE
1.09_-_Fundamental_Questions_of_Psycho_therapy
1.09_-_Man_-_About_the_Body
1.09_-_Of_the_signs_by_which_it_will_be_known_that_the_spiritual_person_is_walking_along_the_way_of_this_night_and_purgation_of_sense.
1.09_-_SELF-KNOWLEDGE
1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE
1.09_-_Sleep_and_Death
1.09_-_Sri_Aurobindo_and_the_Big_Bang
1.09_-_Stead_and_Maskelyne
1.09_-_Talks
1.09_-_Taras_Ultimate_Nature
1.09_-_The_Absolute_Manifestation
1.09_-_The_Furies_and_Medusa._The_Angel._The_City_of_Dis._The_Sixth_Circle__Heresiarchs.
1.09_-_The_Pure_Existent
1.09_-_The_Secret_Chiefs
1.1.01_-_Seeking_the_Divine
1.1.02_-_Sachchidananda
1.1.02_-_The_Aim_of_the_Integral_Yoga
11.03_-_Cosmonautics
1.1.04_-_Philosophy
1.107_-_The_Bestowal_of_a_Divine_Gift
11.07_-_The_Labours_of_the_Gods:_The_five_Purifications
11.08_-_Body-Energy
11.09_-_Towards_the_Immortal_Body
1.10_-_Aesthetic_and_Ethical_Culture
1.10_-_Concentration_-_Its_Practice
1.10_-_Conscious_Force
1.10_-_Fate_and_Free-Will
1.10_-_Foresight
1.10_-_GRACE_AND_FREE_WILL
1.10_-_Life_and_Death._The_Greater_Guardian_of_the_Threshold
1.10_-_THE_FORMATION_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
1.10_-_The_Methods_and_the_Means
1.10_-_THE_NEIGHBORS_HOUSE
1.10_-_Theodicy_-_Nature_Makes_No_Mistakes
1.10_-_The_Revolutionary_Yogi
1.10_-_The_Scolex_School
1.10_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.10_-_The_Three_Modes_of_Nature
1.10_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Intelligent_Will
1.10_-_THINGS_I_OWE_TO_THE_ANCIENTS
11.15_-_Sri_Aurobindo
1.11_-_BOOK_THE_ELEVENTH
1.11_-_GOOD_AND_EVIL
1.11_-_Higher_Laws
1.11_-_The_Kalki_Avatar
1.11_-_The_Master_of_the_Work
1.1.1_-_The_Mind_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
1.11_-_The_Second_Genesis
1.11_-_Woolly_Pomposities_of_the_Pious_Teacher
1.1.2_-_Commentary
1.12_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Solution
1.12_-_God_Departs
1.12_-_Independence
1.12_-_ON_THE_FLIES_OF_THE_MARKETPLACE
1.12_-_Sleep_and_Dreams
1.12_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_THE_RIGHTS_OF_MAN
1.12_-_The_Divine_Work
1.12_-_The_Left-Hand_Path_-_The_Black_Brothers
1.12_-_The_Sacred_Marriage
1.12_-_The_Sociology_of_Superman
1.12_-_The_Strength_of_Stillness
1.12_-_The_Superconscient
1.12_-_TIME_AND_ETERNITY
1.12_-_Truth_and_Knowledge
1.13_-_Conclusion_-_He_is_here
1.13_-_Gnostic_Symbols_of_the_Self
1.13_-_Knowledge,_Error,_and_Probably_Opinion
1.13_-_Reason_and_Religion
1.13_-_SALVATION,_DELIVERANCE,_ENLIGHTENMENT
1.13_-_The_Divine_Maya
1.13_-_THE_HUMAN_REBOUND_OF_EVOLUTION_AND_ITS_CONSEQUENCES
1.13_-_THE_MASTER_AND_M.
1.13_-_The_Supermind_and_the_Yoga_of_Works
1.14_-_Descendants_of_Prithu
1.14_-_IMMORTALITY_AND_SURVIVAL
1.14_-_INSTRUCTION_TO_VAISHNAVS_AND_BRHMOS
1.14_-_On_the_clamorous,_yet_wicked_master-the_stomach.
1.1.4_-_The_Physical_Mind_and_Sadhana
1.14_-_The_Principle_of_Divine_Works
1.14_-_The_Secret
1.14_-_The_Structure_and_Dynamics_of_the_Self
1.14_-_The_Victory_Over_Death
1.14_-_TURMOIL_OR_GENESIS?
1.15_-_In_the_Domain_of_the_Spirit_Beings
1.15_-_On_incorruptible_purity_and_chastity_to_which_the_corruptible_attain_by_toil_and_sweat.
1.15_-_Prayers
1.15_-_SILENCE
1.15_-_THE_DIRECTIONS_AND_CONDITIONS_OF_THE_FUTURE
1.15_-_The_Possibility_and_Purpose_of_Avatarhood
1.15_-_The_Supramental_Consciousness
1.15_-_The_Supreme_Truth-Consciousness
1.15_-_The_Transformed_Being
1.1.5_-_Thought_and_Knowledge
1.16_-_Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Evocational_Magic
1.16_-_Guidoguerra,_Aldobrandi,_and_Rusticucci._Cataract_of_the_River_of_Blood.
1.16_-_Man,_A_Transitional_Being
1.16_-_On_Concentration
1.16_-_PRAYER
1.16_-_THE_ESSENCE_OF_THE_DEMOCRATIC_IDEA
1.16_-_The_Process_of_Avatarhood
1.16_-_The_Suprarational_Ultimate_of_Life
1.16_-_The_Triple_Status_of_Supermind
1.17_-_DOES_MANKIND_MOVE_BIOLOGICALLY_UPON_ITSELF?
1.17_-_Geryon._The_Violent_against_Art._Usurers._Descent_into_the_Abyss_of_Malebolge.
1.17_-_Legend_of_Prahlada
1.17_-_Religion_as_the_Law_of_Life
1.17_-_SUFFERING
1.17_-_The_Divine_Birth_and_Divine_Works
1.17_-_The_Divine_Soul
1.17_-_The_Transformation
1.18_-_Evocation
1.18_-_FAITH
1.18_-_M._AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.18_-_Mind_and_Supermind
1.18_-_The_Human_Fathers
1.18_-_The_Infrarational_Age_of_the_Cycle
1.19_-_Equality
1.19_-_GOD_IS_NOT_MOCKED
1.19_-_Life
1.19_-_ON_THE_PROBABLE_EXISTENCE_AHEAD_OF_US_OF_AN_ULTRA-HUMAN
1.19_-_Tabooed_Acts
1.19_-_The_Act_of_Truth
1.19_-_THE_MASTER_AND_HIS_INJURED_ARM
1.19_-_The_Practice_of_Magical_Evocation
1.19_-_The_Victory_of_the_Fathers
1.200-1.224_Talks
1.2.01_-_The_Call_and_the_Capacity
1.2.01_-_The_Upanishadic_and_Purancic_Systems
12.01_-_This_Great_Earth_Our_Mother
1.2.02_-_Qualities_Needed_for_Sadhana
12.02_-_The_Stress_of_the_Spirit
1.2.03_-_Purity
1.2.04_-_Sincerity
1.2.05_-_Aspiration
12.05_-_Beauty
1.2.07_-_Surrender
12.07_-_The_Double_Trinity
1.2.08_-_Faith
12.08_-_Notes_on_Freedom
1.20_-_Death,_Desire_and_Incapacity
1.20_-_Equality_and_Knowledge
1.20_-_HOW_MAY_WE_CONCEIVE_AND_HOPE_THAT_HUMAN_UNANIMIZATION_WILL_BE_REALIZED_ON_EARTH?
1.20_-_Tabooed_Persons
1.20_-_TANTUM_RELIGIO_POTUIT_SUADERE_MALORUM
1.20_-_The_End_of_the_Curve_of_Reason
1.20_-_The_Hound_of_Heaven
1.2.10_-_Opening
1.21_-_Chih_Men's_Lotus_Flower,_Lotus_Leaves
1.21_-_Families_of_the_Daityas
1.21_-_FROM_THE_PRE-HUMAN_TO_THE_ULTRA-HUMAN,_THE_PHASES_OF_A_LIVING_PLANET
1.21_-_IDOLATRY
1.2.1_-_Mental_Development_and_Sadhana
1.21_-_Tabooed_Things
1.21_-_The_Ascent_of_Life
1.22_-_ADVICE_TO_AN_ACTOR
1.22_-_Ciampolo,_Friar_Gomita,_and_Michael_Zanche._The_Malabranche_quarrel.
1.22__-_Dominion_over_different_provinces_of_creation_assigned_to_different_beings
1.22_-_EMOTIONALISM
1.22_-_OBERON_AND_TITANIA's_GOLDEN_WEDDING
1.22_-_Tabooed_Words
1.22_-_THE_END_OF_THE_SPECIES
1.22_-_The_Necessity_of_the_Spiritual_Transformation
1.22_-_The_Problem_of_Life
1.23_-_Conditions_for_the_Coming_of_a_Spiritual_Age
1.23_-_FESTIVAL_AT_SURENDRAS_HOUSE
1.23_-_Improvising_a_Temple
1.23_-_On_mad_price,_and,_in_the_same_Step,_on_unclean_and_blasphemous_thoughts.
1.23_-_The_Double_Soul_in_Man
1.23_-_THE_MIRACULOUS
1.240_-_1.300_Talks
1.240_-_Talks_2
1.24_-_(Epic_Poetry_continued.)_Further_points_of_agreement_with_Tragedy.
1.24_-_Matter
1.24_-_Necromancy_and_Spiritism
1.24_-_PUNDIT_SHASHADHAR
1.24_-_RITUAL,_SYMBOL,_SACRAMENT
1.2.4_-_Speech_and_Yoga
1.25_-_On_the_destroyer_of_the_passions,_most_sublime_humility,_which_is_rooted_in_spiritual_feeling.
1.25_-_SPIRITUAL_EXERCISES
1.25_-_Temporary_Kings
1.25_-_The_Knot_of_Matter
1.26_-_FESTIVAL_AT_ADHARS_HOUSE
1.26_-_On_discernment_of_thoughts,_passions_and_virtues
1.26_-_The_Ascending_Series_of_Substance
1.27_-_CONTEMPLATION,_ACTION_AND_SOCIAL_UTILITY
1.27_-_On_holy_solitude_of_body_and_soul.
1.27_-_Succession_to_the_Soul
1.27_-_The_Sevenfold_Chord_of_Being
1.28_-_Need_to_Define_God,_Self,_etc.
1.28_-_On_holy_and_blessed_prayer,_mother_of_virtues,_and_on_the_attitude_of_mind_and_body_in_prayer.
1.28_-_Supermind,_Mind_and_the_Overmind_Maya
1.28_-_The_Killing_of_the_Tree-Spirit
1.29_-_Continues_to_describe_methods_for_achieving_this_Prayer_of_Recollection._Says_what_little_account_we_should_make_of_being_favoured_by_our_superiors.
1.2_-_Katha_Upanishads
1.300_-_1.400_Talks
1.3.01_-_Peace__The_Basis_of_the_Sadhana
1.3.02_-_Equality__The_Chief_Support
1.3.03_-_Quiet_and_Calm
1.3.04_-_Peace
1.3.05_-_Silence
1.3.2.01_-_I._The_Entire_Purpose_of_Yoga
1.32_-_How_can_a_Yogi_ever_be_Worried?
1.33_-_The_Golden_Mean
1.3.4.04_-_The_Divine_Superman
1.3.5.05_-_The_Path
1.35_-_The_Tao_2
1.36_-_Treats_of_these_words_in_the_Paternoster__Dimitte_nobis_debita_nostra.
1.37_-_Death_-_Fear_-_Magical_Memory
1.38_-_Woman_-_Her_Magical_Formula
1.39_-_Prophecy
1.400_-_1.450_Talks
1.4.01_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Guidance
14.02_-_Occult_Experiences
1.4.02_-_The_Divine_Force
1.4.03_-_The_Guru
14.06_-_Liberty,_Self-Control_and_Friendship
1.41_-_Are_we_Reincarnations_of_the_Ancient_Egyptians?
1.42_-_This_Self_Introversion
1.439
1.450_-_1.500_Talks
1.47_-_Lityerses
1.48_-_Morals_of_AL_-_Hard_to_Accept,_and_Why_nevertheless_we_Must_Concur
1.49_-_Thelemic_Morality
1.4_-_Readings_in_the_Taittiriya_Upanishad
15.03_-_A_Canadian_Question
1.51_-_How_to_Recognise_Masters,_Angels,_etc.,_and_how_they_Work
1.52_-_Family_-_Public_Enemy_No._1
1.53_-_Mother-Love
1.57_-_Beings_I_have_Seen_with_my_Physical_Eye
1.57_-_Public_Scapegoats
1.60_-_Between_Heaven_and_Earth
1.62_-_The_Elastic_Mind
1.67_-_Faith
1.67_-_The_External_Soul_in_Folk-Custom
1.69_-_Original_Sin
1.70_-_Morality_1
1.72_-_Education
1.74_-_Obstacles_on_the_Path
1.75_-_The_AA_and_the_Planet
1.77_-_Work_Worthwhile_-_Why?
1.78_-_Sore_Spots
1.79_-_Progress
1.81_-_Method_of_Training
1.83_-_Epistola_Ultima
19.07_-_The_Adept
1914_03_17p
1914_03_18p
1914_12_10p
1915_03_08p
1915_04_19p
1916_12_10p
1917_09_24p
19.18_-_On_Impurity
1927_05_06p
1929-04-07_-_Yoga,_for_the_sake_of_the_Divine_-_Concentration_-_Preparations_for_Yoga,_to_be_conscious_-_Yoga_and_humanity_-_We_have_all_met_in_previous_lives
1929-04-14_-_Dangers_of_Yoga_-_Two_paths,_tapasya_and_surrender_-_Impulses,_desires_and_Yoga_-_Difficulties_-_Unification_around_the_psychic_being_-_Ambition,_undoing_of_many_Yogis_-_Powers,_misuse_and_right_use_of_-_How_to_recognise_the_Divine_Will_-_Accept_things_that_come_from_Divine_-_Vital_devotion_-_Need_of_strong_body_and_nerves_-_Inner_being,_invariable
1929-04-21_-_Visions,_seeing_and_interpretation_-_Dreams_and_dreaml_and_-_Dreamless_sleep_-_Visions_and_formulation_-_Surrender,_passive_and_of_the_will_-_Meditation_and_progress_-_Entering_the_spiritual_life,_a_plunge_into_the_Divine
1929-04-28_-_Offering,_general_and_detailed_-_Integral_Yoga_-_Remembrance_of_the_Divine_-_Reading_and_Yoga_-_Necessity,_predetermination_-_Freedom_-_Miracles_-_Aim_of_creation
1929-05-05_-_Intellect,_true_and_wrong_movement_-_Attacks_from_adverse_forces_-_Faith,_integral_and_absolute_-_Death,_not_a_necessity_-_Descent_of_Divine_Consciousness_-_Inner_progress_-_Memory_of_former_lives
1929-05-19_-_Mind_and_its_workings,_thought-forms_-_Adverse_conditions_and_Yoga_-_Mental_constructions_-_Illness_and_Yoga
1929-05-26_-_Individual,_illusion_of_separateness_-_Hostile_forces_and_the_mental_plane_-_Psychic_world,_psychic_being_-_Spiritual_and_psychic_-_Words,_understanding_speech_and_reading_-_Hostile_forces,_their_utility_-_Illusion_of_action,_true_action
1929-06-02_-__Divine_love_and_its_manifestation_-_Part_of_the_vital_being_in_Divine_love
1929-06-16_-_Illness_and_Yoga_-_Subtle_body_(nervous_envelope)_-_Fear_and_illness
1929-06-23_-_Knowledge_of_the_Yogi_-_Knowledge_and_the_Supermind_-_Methods_of_changing_the_condition_of_the_body_-_Meditation,_aspiration,_sincerity
1929-06-30_-_Repulsion_felt_towards_certain_animals,_etc_-_Source_of_evil,_Formateurs_-_Material_world
1929-07-28_-_Art_and_Yoga_-_Art_and_life_-_Music,_dance_-_World_of_Harmony
1950-12-25_-_Christmas_-_festival_of_Light_-_Energy_and_mental_growth_-_Meditation_and_concentration_-_The_Mother_of_Dreams_-_Playing_a_game_well,_and_energy
1951-01-04_-_Transformation_and_reversal_of_consciousness.
1951-01-13_-_Aim_of_life_-_effort_and_joy._Science_of_living,_becoming_conscious._Forces_and_influences.
1951-01-15_-_Sincerity_-_inner_discernment_-_inner_light._Evil_and_imbalance._Consciousness_and_instruments.
1951-01-25_-_Needs_and_desires._Collaboration_of_the_vital,_mind_an_accomplice._Progress_and_sincerity_-_recognising_faults._Organising_the_body_-_illness_-_new_harmony_-_physical_beauty.
1951-02-03_-_What_is_Yoga?_for_what?_-_Aspiration,_seeking_the_Divine._-_Process_of_yoga,_renouncing_the_ego.
1951-02-08_-_Unifying_the_being_-_ideas_of_good_and_bad_-_Miracles_-_determinism_-_Supreme_Will_-_Distinguishing_the_voice_of_the_Divine
1951-02-10_-_Liberty_and_license_-_surrender_makes_you_free_-_Men_in_authority_as_representatives_of_the_divine_Truth_-_Work_as_offering_-_total_surrender_needs_time_-_Effort_and_inspiration_-_will_and_patience
1951-02-12_-_Divine_force_-_Signs_indicating_readiness_-_Weakness_in_mind,_vital_-_concentration_-_Divine_perception,_human_notion_of_good,_bad_-_Conversion,_consecration_-_progress_-_Signs_of_entering_the_path_-_kinds_of_meditation_-_aspiration
1951-02-15_-_Dreams,_symbolic_-_true_repose_-_False_visions_-_Earth-memory_and_history
1951-02-19_-_Exteriorisation-_clairvoyance,_fainting,_etc_-_Somnambulism_-_Tartini_-_childrens_dreams_-_Nightmares_-_gurus_protection_-_Mind_and_vital_roam_during_sleep
1951-02-22_-_Surrender,_offering,_consecration_-_Experiences_and_sincerity_-_Aspiration_and_desire_-_Vedic_hymns_-_Concentration_and_time
1951-02-24_-_Psychic_being_and_entity_-_dimensions_-_in_the_atom_-_Death_-_exteriorisation_-_unconsciousness_-_Past_lives_-_progress_upon_earth_-_choice_of_birth_-_Consecration_to_divine_Work_-_psychic_memories_-_Individualisation_-_progress
1951-02-26_-_On_reading_books_-_gossip_-_Discipline_and_realisation_-_Imaginary_stories-_value_of_-_Private_lives_of_big_men_-_relaxation_-_Understanding_others_-_gnostic_consciousness
1951-03-01_-_Universe_and_the_Divine_-_Freedom_and_determinism_-_Grace_-_Time_and_Creation-_in_the_Supermind_-_Work_and_its_results_-_The_psychic_being_-_beauty_and_love_-_Flowers-_beauty_and_significance_-_Choice_of_reincarnating_psychic_being
1951-03-10_-_Fairy_Tales-_serpent_guarding_treasure_-_Vital_beings-_their_incarnations_-_The_vital_being_after_death_-_Nightmares-_vital_and_mental_-_Mind_and_vital_after_death_-_The_spirit_of_the_form-_Egyptian_mummies
1951-03-14_-_Plasticity_-_Conditions_for_knowing_the_Divine_Will_-_Illness_-_microbes_-_Fear_-_body-reflexes_-_The_best_possible_happens_-_Theories_of_Creation_-_True_knowledge_-_a_work_to_do_-_the_Ashram
1951-03-17_-_The_universe-_eternally_new,_same_-_Pralaya_Traditions_-_Light_and_thought_-_new_consciousness,_forces_-_The_expanding_universe_-_inexpressible_experiences_-_Ashram_surcharged_with_Light_-_new_force_-_vibrating_atmospheres
1951-03-19_-_Mental_worlds_and_their_beings_-_Understanding_in_silence_-_Psychic_world-_its_characteristics_-_True_experiences_and_mental_formations_-_twelve_senses
1951-03-22_-_Relativity-_time_-_Consciousness_-_psychic_Witness_-_The_twelve_senses_-_water-divining_-_Instinct_in_animals_-_story_of_Mothers_cat
1951-03-26_-_Losing_all_to_gain_all_-_psychic_being_-_Transforming_the_vital_-_physical_habits_-_the_subconscient_-_Overcoming_difficulties_-_weakness,_an_insincerity_-_to_change_the_world_-_Psychic_source,_flash_of_experience_-_preparation_for_yoga
1951-03-29_-_The_Great_Vehicle_and_The_Little_Vehicle_-_Choosing_ones_family,_country_-_The_vital_being_distorted_-_atavism_-_Sincerity_-_changing_ones_character
1951-03-31_-_Physical_ailment_and_mental_disorder_-_Curing_an_illness_spiritually_-_Receptivity_of_the_body_-_The_subtle-physical-_illness_accidents_-_Curing_sunstroke_and_other_disorders
1951-04-05_-_Illusion_and_interest_in_action_-_The_action_of_the_divine_Grace_and_the_ego_-_Concentration,_aspiration,_will,_inner_silence_-_Value_of_a_story_or_a_language_-_Truth_-_diversity_in_the_world
1951-04-12_-_Japan,_its_art,_landscapes,_life,_etc_-_Fairy-lore_of_Japan_-_Culture-_its_spiral_movement_-_Indian_and_European-_the_spiritual_life_-_Art_and_Truth
1951-04-17_-_Unity,_diversity_-_Protective_envelope_-_desires_-_consciousness,_true_defence_-_Perfection_of_physical_-_cinema_-_Choice,_constant_and_conscious_-_law_of_ones_being_-_the_One,_the_Multiplicity_-_Civilization-_preparing_an_instrument
1951-04-19_-_Demands_and_needs_-_human_nature_-_Abolishing_the_ego_-_Food-_tamas,_consecration_-_Changing_the_nature-_the_vital_and_the_mind_-_The_yoga_of_the_body__-_cellular_consciousness
1951-04-21_-_Sri_Aurobindos_letter_on_conditions_for_doing_yoga_-_Aspiration,_tapasya,_surrender_-_The_lower_vital_-_old_habits_-_obsession_-_Sri_Aurobindo_on_choice_and_the_double_life_-_The_old_fiasco_-_inner_realisation_and_outer_change
1951-04-23_-_The_goal_and_the_way_-_Learning_how_to_sleep_-_relaxation_-_Adverse_forces-_test_of_sincerity_-_Attitude_to_suffering_and_death
1951-04-26_-_Irrevocable_transformation_-_The_divine_Shakti_-_glad_submission_-_Rejection,_integral_-_Consecration_-_total_self-forgetfulness_-_work
1951-05-03_-_Money_and_its_use_for_the_divine_work_-_problems_-_Mastery_over_desire-_individual_and_collective_change
1951-05-05_-_Needs_and_desires_-_Discernment_-_sincerity_and_true_perception_-_Mantra_and_its_effects_-_Object_in_action-_to_serve_-_relying_only_on_the_Divine
1953-04-08
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1953-12-30
1954-02-03_-_The_senses_and_super-sense_-_Children_can_be_moulded_-_Keeping_things_in_order_-_The_shadow
1954-03-03_-_Occultism_-_A_French_scientists_experiment
1954-03-24_-_Dreams_and_the_condition_of_the_stomach_-_Tobacco_and_alcohol_-_Nervousness_-_The_centres_and_the_Kundalini_-_Control_of_the_senses
1954-04-14_-_Love_-_Can_a_person_love_another_truly?_-_Parental_love
1954-05-05_-_Faith,_trust,_confidence_-_Insincerity_and_unconsciousness
1954-05-12_-_The_Purusha_-_Surrender_-_Distinguishing_between_influences_-_Perfect_sincerity
1954-06-16_-_Influences,_Divine_and_other_-_Adverse_forces_-_The_four_great_Asuras_-_Aspiration_arranges_circumstances_-_Wanting_only_the_Divine
1954-06-23_-_Meat-eating_-_Story_of_Mothers_vegetable_garden_-_Faithfulness_-_Conscious_sleep
1954-06-30_-_Occultism_-_Religion_and_vital_beings_-_Mothers_knowledge_of_what_happens_in_the_Ashram_-_Asking_questions_to_Mother_-_Drawing_on_Mother
1954-07-07_-_The_inner_warrior_-_Grace_and_the_Falsehood_-_Opening_from_below_-_Surrender_and_inertia_-_Exclusive_receptivity_-_Grace_and_receptivity
1954-07-14_-_The_Divine_and_the_Shakti_-_Personal_effort_-_Speaking_and_thinking_-_Doubt_-_Self-giving,_consecration_and_surrender_-_Mothers_use_of_flowers_-_Ornaments_and_protection
1954-07-28_-_Money_-_Ego_and_individuality_-_The_shadow
1954-08-04_-_Servant_and_worker_-_Justification_of_weakness_-_Play_of_the_Divine_-_Why_are_you_here_in_the_Ashram?
1954-08-25_-_Ananda_aspect_of_the_Mother_-_Changing_conditions_in_the_Ashram_-_Ascetic_discipline_-_Mothers_body
1954-09-15_-_Parts_of_the_being_-_Thoughts_and_impulses_-_The_subconscient_-_Precise_vocabulary_-_The_Grace_and_difficulties
1954-09-22_-_The_supramental_creation_-_Rajasic_eagerness_-_Silence_from_above_-_Aspiration_and_rejection_-_Effort,_individuality_and_ego_-_Aspiration_and_desire
1954-09-29_-_The_right_spirit_-_The_Divine_comes_first_-_Finding_the_Divine_-_Mistakes_-_Rejecting_impulses_-_Making_the_consciousness_vast_-_Firm_resolution
1954-10-06_-_What_happens_is_for_the_best_-_Blaming_oneself_-Experiences_-_The_vital_desire-soul_-Creating_a_spiritual_atmosphere_-Thought_and_Truth
1954-10-20_-_Stand_back_-_Asking_questions_to_Mother_-_Seeing_images_in_meditation_-_Berlioz_-Music_-_Mothers_organ_music_-_Destiny
1954-11-10_-_Inner_experience,_the_basis_of_action_-_Keeping_open_to_the_Force_-_Faith_through_aspiration_-_The_Mothers_symbol_-_The_mind_and_vital_seize_experience_-_Degrees_of_sincerity_-Becoming_conscious_of_the_Divine_Force
1954-12-15_-_Many_witnesses_inside_oneself_-_Children_in_the_Ashram_-_Trance_and_the_waking_consciousness_-_Ascetic_methods_-_Education,_spontaneous_effort_-_Spiritual_experience
1954-12-22_-_Possession_by_hostile_forces_-_Purity_and_morality_-_Faith_in_the_final_success_-Drawing_back_from_the_path
1954-12-29_-_Difficulties_and_the_world_-_The_experience_the_psychic_being_wants_-_After_death_-Ignorance
1955-02-09_-_Desire_is_contagious_-_Primitive_form_of_love_-_the_artists_delight_-_Psychic_need,_mind_as_an_instrument_-_How_the_psychic_being_expresses_itself_-_Distinguishing_the_parts_of_ones_being_-_The_psychic_guides_-_Illness_-_Mothers_vision
1955-02-16_-_Losing_something_given_by_Mother_-_Using_things_well_-_Sadhak_collecting_soap-pieces_-_What_things_are_truly_indispensable_-_Natures_harmonious_arrangement_-_Riches_a_curse,_philanthropy_-_Misuse_of_things_creates_misery
1955-02-23_-_On_the_sense_of_taste,_educating_the_senses_-_Fasting_produces_a_state_of_receptivity,_drawing_energy_-_The_body_and_food
1955-03-02_-_Right_spirit,_aspiration_and_desire_-_Sleep_and_yogic_repose,_how_to_sleep_-_Remembering_dreams_-_Concentration_and_outer_activity_-_Mother_opens_the_door_inside_everyone_-_Sleep,_a_school_for_inner_knowledge_-_Source_of_energy
1955-03-09_-_Psychic_directly_contacted_through_the_physical_-_Transforming_egoistic_movements_-_Work_of_the_psychic_being_-_Contacting_the_psychic_and_the_Divine_-_Experiences_of_different_kinds_-_Attacks_of_adverse_forces
1955-04-06_-_Freuds_psychoanalysis,_the_subliminal_being_-_The_psychic_and_the_subliminal_-_True_psychology_-_Changing_the_lower_nature_-_Faith_in_different_parts_of_the_being_-_Psychic_contact_established_in_all_in_the_Ashram
1955-04-13_-_Psychoanalysts_-_The_underground_super-ego,_dreams,_sleep,_control_-_Archetypes,_Overmind_and_higher_-_Dream_of_someone_dying_-_Integral_repose,_entering_Sachchidananda_-_Organising_ones_life,_concentration,_repose
1955-04-27_-_Symbolic_dreams_and_visions_-_Curing_pain_by_various_methods_-_Different_states_of_consciousness_-_Seeing_oneself_dead_in_a_dream_-_Exteriorisation
1955-05-04_-_Drawing_on_the_universal_vital_forces_-_The_inner_physical_-_Receptivity_to_different_kinds_of_forces_-_Progress_and_receptivity
1955-05-18_-_The_Problem_of_Woman_-_Men_and_women_-_The_Supreme_Mother,_the_new_creation_-_Gods_and_goddesses_-_A_story_of_Creation,_earth_-_Psychic_being_only_on_earth,_beings_everywhere_-_Going_to_other_worlds_by_occult_means
1955-05-25_-_Religion_and_reason_-_true_role_and_field_-_an_obstacle_to_or_minister_of_the_Spirit_-_developing_and_meaning_-_Learning_how_to_live,_the_elite_-_Reason_controls_and_organises_life_-_Nature_is_infrarational
1955-06-08_-_Working_for_the_Divine_-_ideal_attitude_-_Divine_manifesting_-_reversal_of_consciousness,_knowing_oneself_-_Integral_progress,_outer,_inner,_facing_difficulties_-_People_in_Ashram_-_doing_Yoga_-_Children_given_freedom,_choosing_yoga
1955-06-22_-_Awakening_the_Yoga-shakti_-_The_thousand-petalled_lotus-_Reading,_how_far_a_help_for_yoga_-_Simple_and_complicated_combinations_in_men
1955-07-13_-_Cosmic_spirit_and_cosmic_consciousness_-_The_wall_of_ignorance,_unity_and_separation_-_Aspiration_to_understand,_to_know,_to_be_-_The_Divine_is_in_the_essence_of_ones_being_-_Realising_desires_through_the_imaginaton
1955-07-20_-_The_Impersonal_Divine_-_Surrender_to_the_Divine_brings_perfect_freedom_-_The_Divine_gives_Himself_-_The_principle_of_the_inner_dimensions_-_The_paths_of_aspiration_and_surrender_-_Linear_and_spherical_paths_and_realisations
1955-08-03_-_Nothing_is_impossible_in_principle_-_Psychic_contact_and_psychic_influence_-_Occult_powers,_adverse_influences;_magic_-_Magic,_occultism_and_Yogic_powers_-Hypnotism_and_its_effects
1955-09-21_-_Literature_and_the_taste_for_forms_-_The_characters_of_The_Great_Secret_-_How_literature_helps_us_to_progress_-_Reading_to_learn_-_The_commercial_mentality_-_How_to_choose_ones_books_-_Learning_to_enrich_ones_possibilities_...
1955-10-05_-_Science_and_Ignorance_-_Knowledge,_science_and_the_Buddha_-_Knowing_by_identification_-_Discipline_in_science_and_in_Buddhism_-_Progress_in_the_mental_field_and_beyond_it
1955-10-12_-_The_problem_of_transformation_-_Evolution,_man_and_superman_-_Awakening_need_of_a_higher_good_-_Sri_Aurobindo_and_earths_history_-_Setting_foot_on_the_new_path_-_The_true_reality_of_the_universe_-_the_new_race_-_...
1955-10-19_-_The_rhythms_of_time_-_The_lotus_of_knowledge_and_perfection_-_Potential_knowledge_-_The_teguments_of_the_soul_-_Shastra_and_the_Gurus_direct_teaching_-_He_who_chooses_the_Infinite...
1955-11-02_-_The_first_movement_in_Yoga_-_Interiorisation,_finding_ones_soul_-_The_Vedic_Age_-_An_incident_about_Vivekananda_-_The_imaged_language_of_the_Vedas_-_The_Vedic_Rishis,_involutionary_beings_-_Involution_and_evolution
1955-11-09_-_Personal_effort,_egoistic_mind_-_Man_is_like_a_public_square_-_Natures_work_-_Ego_needed_for_formation_of_individual_-_Adverse_forces_needed_to_make_man_sincere_-_Determinisms_of_different_planes,_miracles
1955-11-16_-_The_significance_of_numbers_-_Numbers,_astrology,_true_knowledge_-_Divines_Love_flowers_for_Kali_puja_-_Desire,_aspiration_and_progress_-_Determining_ones_approach_to_the_Divine_-_Liberation_is_obtained_through_austerities_-_...
1956-01-18_-_Two_sides_of_individual_work_-_Cheerfulness_-_chosen_vessel_of_the_Divine_-_Aspiration,_consciousness,_of_plants,_of_children_-_Being_chosen_by_the_Divine_-_True_hierarchy_-_Perfect_relation_with_the_Divine_-_India_free_in_1915
1956-01-25_-_The_divine_way_of_life_-_Divine,_Overmind,_Supermind_-_Material_body__for_discovery_of_the_Divine_-_Five_psychological_perfections
1956-05-09_-_Beginning_of_the_true_spiritual_life_-_Spirit_gives_value_to_all_things_-_To_be_helped_by_the_supramental_Force
1956-05-30_-_Forms_as_symbols_of_the_Force_behind_-_Art_as_expression_of_contact_with_the_Divine_-_Supramental_psychological_perfection_-_Division_of_works_-_The_Ashram,_idle_stupidities
1956-06-06_-_Sign_or_indication_from_books_of_revelation_-_Spiritualised_mind_-_Stages_of_sadhana_-_Reversal_of_consciousness_-_Organisation_around_central_Presence_-_Boredom,_most_common_human_malady
1956-06-13_-_Effects_of_the_Supramental_action_-_Education_and_the_Supermind_-_Right_to_remain_ignorant_-_Concentration_of_mind_-_Reason,_not_supreme_capacity_-_Physical_education_and_studies_-_inner_discipline_-_True_usefulness_of_teachers
1956-06-20_-_Hearts_mystic_light,_intuition_-_Psychic_being,_contact_-_Secular_ethics_-_True_role_of_mind_-_Realise_the_Divine_by_love_-_Depression,_pleasure,_joy_-_Heart_mixture_-_To_follow_the_soul_-_Physical_process_-_remember_the_Mother
1956-06-27_-_Birth,_entry_of_soul_into_body_-_Formation_of_the_supramental_world_-_Aspiration_for_progress_-_Bad_thoughts_-_Cerebral_filter_-_Progress_and_resistance
1956-07-04_-_Aspiration_when_one_sees_a_shooting_star_-_Preparing_the_bodyn_making_it_understand_-_Getting_rid_of_pain_and_suffering_-_Psychic_light
1956-07-18_-_Unlived_dreams_-_Radha-consciousness_-_Separation_and_identification_-_Ananda_of_identity_and_Ananda_of_union_-_Sincerity,_meditation_and_prayer_-_Enemies_of_the_Divine_-_The_universe_is_progressive
1956-07-25_-_A_complete_act_of_divine_love_-_How_to_listen_-_Sports_programme_same_for_boys_and_girls_-_How_to_profit_by_stay_at_Ashram_-_To_Women_about_Their_Body
1956-08-01_-_Value_of_worship_-_Spiritual_realisation_and_the_integral_yoga_-_Symbols,_translation_of_experience_into_form_-_Sincerity,_fundamental_virtue_-_Intensity_of_aspiration,_with_anguish_or_joy_-_The_divine_Grace
1956-08-08_-_How_to_light_the_psychic_fire,_will_for_progress_-_Helping_from_a_distance,_mental_formations_-_Prayer_and_the_divine_-_Grace_Grace_at_work_everywhere
1956-08-15_-_Protection,_purification,_fear_-_Atmosphere_at_the_Ashram_on_Darshan_days_-_Darshan_messages_-_Significance_of_15-08_-_State_of_surrender_-_Divine_Grace_always_all-powerful_-_Assumption_of_Virgin_Mary_-_SA_message_of_1947-08-15
1956-08-22_-_The_heaven_of_the_liberated_mind_-_Trance_or_samadhi_-_Occult_discipline_for_leaving_consecutive_bodies_-_To_be_greater_than_ones_experience_-_Total_self-giving_to_the_Grace_-_The_truth_of_the_being_-_Unique_relation_with_the_Supreme
1956-08-29_-_To_live_spontaneously_-_Mental_formations_Absolute_sincerity_-_Balance_is_indispensable,_the_middle_path_-_When_in_difficulty,_widen_the_consciousness_-_Easiest_way_of_forgetting_oneself
1956-09-05_-_Material_life,_seeing_in_the_right_way_-_Effect_of_the_Supermind_on_the_earth_-_Emergence_of_the_Supermind_-_Falling_back_into_the_same_mistaken_ways
1956-09-26_-_Soul_of_desire_-_Openness,_harmony_with_Nature_-_Communion_with_divine_Presence_-_Individuality,_difficulties,_soul_of_desire_-_personal_contact_with_the_Mother_-_Inner_receptivity_-_Bad_thoughts_before_the_Mother
1956-10-10_-_The_supramental_race__in_a_few_centuries_-_Condition_for_new_realisation_-_Everyone_must_follow_his_own_path_-_Progress,_no_two_paths_alike
1956-10-17_-_Delight,_the_highest_state_-_Delight_and_detachment_-_To_be_calm_-_Quietude,_mental_and_vital_-_Calm_and_strength_-_Experience_and_expression_of_experience
1956-10-24_-_Taking_a_new_body_-_Different_cases_of_incarnation_-_Departure_of_soul_from_body
1956-11-14_-_Conquering_the_desire_to_appear_good_-_Self-control_and_control_of_the_life_around_-_Power_of_mastery_-_Be_a_great_yogi_to_be_a_good_teacher_-_Organisation_of_the_Ashram_school_-_Elementary_discipline_of_regularity
1956-11-21_-_Knowings_and_Knowledge_-_Reason,_summit_of_mans_mental_activities_-_Willings_and_the_true_will_-_Personal_effort_-_First_step_to_have_knowledge_-_Relativity_of_medical_knowledge_-_Mental_gymnastics_make_the_mind_supple
1956-11-28_-_Desire,_ego,_animal_nature_-_Consciousness,_a_progressive_state_-_Ananda,_desireless_state_beyond_enjoyings_-_Personal_effort_that_is_mental_-_Reason,_when_to_disregard_it_-_Reason_and_reasons
1956-12-05_-_Even_and_objectless_ecstasy_-_Transform_the_animal_-_Individual_personality_and_world-personality_-_Characteristic_features_of_a_world-personality_-_Expressing_a_universal_state_of_consciousness_-_Food_and_sleep_-_Ordered_intuition
1956-12-12_-_paradoxes_-_Nothing_impossible_-_unfolding_universe,_the_Eternal_-_Attention,_concentration,_effort_-_growth_capacity_almost_unlimited_-_Why_things_are_not_the_same_-_will_and_willings_-_Suggestions,_formations_-_vital_world
1957-01-16_-_Seeking_something_without_knowing_it_-_Why_are_we_here?
1957-01-23_-_How_should_we_understand_pure_delight?_-_The_drop_of_honey_-_Action_of_the_Divine_Will_in_the_world
1957-02-06_-_Death,_need_of_progress_-_Changing_Natures_methods
1957-02-13_-_Suffering,_pain_and_pleasure_-_Illness_and_its_cure
1957-02-20_-_Limitations_of_the_body_and_individuality
1957-03-13_-_Our_best_friend
1957-04-10_-_Sports_and_yoga_-_Organising_ones_life
1957-04-17_-_Transformation_of_the_body
1957-04-24_-_Perfection,_lower_and_higher
1957-05-15_-_Differentiation_of_the_sexes_-_Transformation_from_above_downwards
1957-05-29_-_Progressive_transformation
1957-06-12_-_Fasting_and_spiritual_progress
1957-06-19_-_Causes_of_illness_Fear_and_illness_-_Minds_working,_faith_and_illness
1957-07-03_-_Collective_yoga,_vision_of_a_huge_hotel
1957-07-31_-_Awakening_aspiration_in_the_body
1957-08-07_-_The_resistances,_politics_and_money_-_Aspiration_to_realise_the_supramental_life
1957-09-11_-_Vital_chemistry,_attraction_and_repulsion
1957-10-30_-_Double_movement_of_evolution_-_Disappearance_of_a_species
1957-12-11_-_Appearance_of_the_first_men
1958-03-05_-_Vibrations_and_words_-_Power_of_thought,_the_gift_of_tongues
1958-03-19_-_General_tension_in_humanity_-_Peace_and_progress_-_Perversion_and_vision_of_transformation
1958-03-26_-_Mental_anxiety_and_trust_in_spiritual_power
1958-04-02_-_Correcting_a_mistake
1958-04-16_-_The_superman_-_New_realisation
1958-05-14_-_Intellectual_activity_and_subtle_knowing_-_Understanding_with_the_body
1958-05-21_-_Mental_honesty
1958-07-16_-_Is_religion_a_necessity?
1958_09_19
1958-09-24_-_Living_the_truth_-_Words_and_experience
1958_10_03
1958_11_28
1960_06_08
1960_07_13
1961_03_11_-_58
1962_01_12
1963_08_11?_-_94
1963_11_04
1964_03_25
1964_09_16
1965_12_26?
1969_08_28
1969_09_17
1969_09_18
1969_09_31?_-_165
1969_10_19
1970_02_01
1970_02_10
1970_02_27?
1970_03_17
1.A_-_ANTHROPOLOGY,_THE_SOUL
1.ac_-_The_Ladder
1.anon_-_But_little_better
1.anon_-_The_Epic_of_Gilgamesh_Tablet_XI_The_Story_of_the_Flood
1.anon_-_The_Poem_of_Antar
1f.lovecraft_-_At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
1f.lovecraft_-_Beyond_the_Wall_of_Sleep
1f.lovecraft_-_Facts_concerning_the_Late
1f.lovecraft_-_Herbert_West-Reanimator
1f.lovecraft_-_Hypnos
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Vault
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Walls_of_Eryx
1f.lovecraft_-_Medusas_Coil
1f.lovecraft_-_Out_of_the_Aeons
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Beast_in_the_Cave
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Call_of_Cthulhu
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Challenge_from_Beyond
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Colour_out_of_Space
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Crawling_Chaos
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Curse_of_Yig
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Disinterment
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dream-Quest_of_Unknown_Kadath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dreams_in_the_Witch_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dunwich_Horror
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Ghost-Eater
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Haunter_of_the_Dark
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Martins_Beach
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Red_Hook
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Burying-Ground
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Museum
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Hound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Last_Test
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Lurking_Fear
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Man_of_Stone
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Moon-Bog
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Night_Ocean
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Rats_in_the_Walls
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_out_of_Time
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_over_Innsmouth
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shunned_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Temple
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Thing_on_the_Doorstep
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Transition_of_Juan_Romero
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Trap
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Whisperer_in_Darkness
1f.lovecraft_-_Through_the_Gates_of_the_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_Till_A_the_Seas
1f.lovecraft_-_Under_the_Pyramids
1.hcyc_-_39_-_Right_here_it_is_eternally_full_and_serene_(from_The_Shodoka)
1.ia_-_My_Journey
1.jlb_-_Emanuel_Swedenborg
1.kg_-_Little_Tiger
1.mah_-_If_They_Only_Knew
1.poe_-_Eureka_-_A_Prose_Poem
1.poe_-_The_Power_Of_Words_Oinos.
1.raa_-_Circles_1_(from_Life_of_the_Future_World)
1.rb_-_Bishop_Blougram's_Apology
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_III_-_Paracelsus
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_V_-_Paracelsus_Attains
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Sixth
1.rt_-_The_Homecoming
1.rvd_-_When_I_existed
1.rwe_-_To_Laugh_Often_And_Much
1.whitman_-_As_I_Sat_Alone_By_Blue_Ontarios_Shores
1.whitman_-_Poems_Of_Joys
1.whitman_-_Self-Contained
1.whitman_-_Song_of_Myself
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_XLV
1.whitman_-_The_Sleepers
1.ww_-_4-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_Book_Eighth-_Retrospect--Love_Of_Nature_Leading_To_Love_Of_Man
1.ww_-_Book_Eleventh-_France_[concluded]
1.ww_-_Book_Thirteenth_[Imagination_And_Taste,_How_Impaired_And_Restored_Concluded]
1.ww_-_Epitaphs_Translated_From_Chiabrera
1.ww_-_Hart-Leap_Well
1.ww_-_I_think_I_could_turn_and_live_with_animals
1.ww_-_November_1813
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IV-_Book_Third-_Despondency
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IX-_Book_Eighth-_The_Parsonage
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_V-_Book_Fouth-_Despondency_Corrected
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_VII-_Book_Sixth-_The_Churchyard_Among_the_Mountains
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_X-_Book_Ninth-_Discourse_of_the_Wanderer,_and_an_Evening_Visit_to_the_Lake
1.ww_-_There_Is_A_Bondage_Worse,_Far_Worse,_To_Bear
1.ww_-_The_Waggoner_-_Canto_First
1.ww_-_The_Waggoner_-_Canto_Third
2.01_-_AT_THE_STAR_THEATRE
2.01_-_Habit_1__Be_Proactive
2.01_-_Indeterminates,_Cosmic_Determinations_and_the_Indeterminable
2.01_-_On_Books
2.01_-_On_the_Concept_of_the_Archetype
2.01_-_THE_ADVENT_OF_LIFE
2.01_-_The_Attributes_of_Omega_Point_-_a_Transcendent_God
2.01_-_The_Object_of_Knowledge
2.01_-_The_Road_of_Trials
2.01_-_The_Therapeutic_value_of_Abreaction
2.01_-_The_Two_Natures
2.01_-_The_Yoga_and_Its_Objects
2.01_-_War.
2.02_-_Brahman,_Purusha,_Ishwara_-_Maya,_Prakriti,_Shakti
2.02_-_Habit_2__Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind
2.02_-_On_Letters
2.02_-_THE_DURGA_PUJA_FESTIVAL
2.02_-_THE_EXPANSION_OF_LIFE
2.02_-_The_Ishavasyopanishad_with_a_commentary_in_English
2.02_-_The_Status_of_Knowledge
2.02_-_The_Synthesis_of_Devotion_and_Knowledge
2.02_-_Yoga
2.03_-_DEMETER
2.03_-_Indra_and_the_Thought-Forces
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_On_Medicine
2.03_-_Renunciation
2.03_-_The_Christian_Phenomenon_and_Faith_in_the_Incarnation
2.03_-_THE_ENIGMA_OF_BOLOGNA
2.03_-_The_Eternal_and_the_Individual
2.03_-_THE_MASTER_IN_VARIOUS_MOODS
2.03_-_The_Mother-Complex
2.03_-_The_Naturalness_of_Bhakti-Yoga_and_its_Central_Secret
2.03_-_The_Purified_Understanding
2.03_-_The_Supreme_Divine
2.04_-_Absence_Of_Secondary_Qualities
2.04_-_Agni,_the_Illumined_Will
2.04_-_Concentration
2.04_-_On_Art
2.04_-_Place
2.04_-_Positive_Aspects_of_the_Mother-Complex
2.04_-_The_Divine_and_the_Undivine
2.04_-_The_Secret_of_Secrets
2.05_-_Apotheosis
2.05_-_Aspects_of_Sadhana
2.05_-_On_Poetry
2.05_-_The_Cosmic_Illusion;_Mind,_Dream_and_Hallucination
2.05_-_The_Line_of_Light_and_The_Impression
2.05_-_The_Tale_of_the_Vampires_Kingdom
2.06_-_Reality_and_the_Cosmic_Illusion
2.06_-_The_Wand
2.06_-_WITH_VARIOUS_DEVOTEES
2.06_-_Works_Devotion_and_Knowledge
2.07_-_I_Also_Try_to_Tell_My_Tale
2.07_-_On_Congress_and_Politics
2.07_-_The_Cup
2.07_-_The_Knowledge_and_the_Ignorance
2.07_-_The_Mother__Relations_with_Others
2.07_-_The_Release_from_Subjection_to_the_Body
2.07_-_The_Supreme_Word_of_the_Gita
2.07_-_The_Triangle_of_Love
2.07_-_The_Upanishad_in_Aphorism
2.08_-_ALICE_IN_WONDERLAND
2.08_-_Memory,_Self-Consciousness_and_the_Ignorance
2.08_-_The_Branches_of_The_Archetypal_Man
2.09_-_Meditation
2.09_-_Memory,_Ego_and_Self-Experience
2.09_-_On_Sadhana
2.09_-_SEVEN_REASONS_WHY_A_SCIENTIST_BELIEVES_IN_GOD
2.09_-_The_Pantacle
2.09_-_The_Release_from_the_Ego
2.0_-_Reincarnation_and_Karma
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
2.1.01_-_The_Central_Process_of_the_Sadhana
2.1.01_-_The_Parts_of_the_Being
2.1.02_-_Combining_Work,_Meditation_and_Bhakti
2.1.02_-_Nature_The_World-Manifestation
2.1.03_-_Man_and_Superman
2.10_-_Knowledge_by_Identity_and_Separative_Knowledge
2.10_-_The_Lamp
2.10_-_The_Vision_of_the_World-Spirit_-_Time_the_Destroyer
2.11_-_The_Boundaries_of_the_Ignorance
2.11_-_The_Modes_of_the_Self
2.1.1_-_The_Nature_of_the_Vital
2.11_-_The_Shattering_And_Fall_of_The_Primordial_Kings
2.12_-_On_Miracles
2.12_-_The_Origin_of_the_Ignorance
2.12_-_The_Realisation_of_Sachchidananda
2.1.2_-_The_Vital_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
2.12_-_The_Way_and_the_Bhakta
2.1.3.1_-_Students
2.1.3.2_-_Study
2.1.3.4_-_Conduct
2.13_-_Exclusive_Concentration_of_Consciousness-Force_and_the_Ignorance
2.13_-_Kingdom-The_Seventh_Sefira
2.13_-_On_Psychology
2.13_-_The_Difficulties_of_the_Mental_Being
2.13_-_THE_MASTER_AT_THE_HOUSES_OF_BALARM_AND_GIRISH
2.1.3_-_Wrong_Movements_of_the_Vital
2.1.4.2_-_Teaching
2.14_-_On_Movements
2.1.4_-_The_Lower_Vital_Being
2.14_-_The_Origin_and_Remedy_of_Falsehood,_Error,_Wrong_and_Evil
2.14_-_The_Passive_and_the_Active_Brahman
2.14_-_The_Two_Hundred_and_Eighty-Eight_Sparks
2.14_-_The_Unpacking_of_God
2.1.5.4_-_Arts
2.15_-_On_the_Gods_and_Asuras
2.15_-_Reality_and_the_Integral_Knowledge
2.16_-_Oneness
2.16_-_The_15th_of_August
2.16_-_The_Integral_Knowledge_and_the_Aim_of_Life;_Four_Theories_of_Existence
2.1.7.05_-_On_the_Inspiration_and_Writing_of_the_Poem
2.1.7.08_-_Comments_on_Specific_Lines_and_Passages_of_the_Poem
2.17_-_December_1938
2.17_-_The_Progress_to_Knowledge_-_God,_Man_and_Nature
2.17_-_The_Soul_and_Nature
2.18_-_January_1939
2.18_-_Maeroprosopus_and_Maeroprosopvis
2.18_-_SRI_RAMAKRISHNA_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.18_-_The_Evolutionary_Process_-_Ascent_and_Integration
2.19_-_Feb-May_1939
2.19_-_Out_of_the_Sevenfold_Ignorance_towards_the_Sevenfold_Knowledge
2.19_-_THE_MASTER_AND_DR._SARKAR
2.19_-_The_Planes_of_Our_Existence
2.19_-_Union,_Gestation,_Birth
2.2.01_-_The_Problem_of_Consciousness
2.2.01_-_Work_and_Yoga
2.2.02_-_Becoming_Conscious_in_Work
2.2.02_-_Consciousness_and_the_Inconscient
2.2.02_-_The_True_Being_and_the_True_Consciousness
2.2.03_-_The_Divine_Force_in_Work
2.2.03_-_The_Psychic_Being
2.2.03_-_The_Science_of_Consciousness
22.04_-_On_The_Brink(I)
2.2.05_-_Creative_Activity
22.07_-_The_Ashram,_the_World_and_The_Individual[^4]
22.08_-_The_Golden_Chain
2.20_-_The_Infancy_and_Maturity_of_ZO,_Father_and_Mother,_Israel_The_Ancient_and_Understanding
2.20_-_The_Lower_Triple_Purusha
2.20_-_THE_MASTERS_TRAINING_OF_HIS_DISCIPLES
2.20_-_The_Philosophy_of_Rebirth
2.21_-_1940
2.2.1_-_Cheerfulness_and_Happiness
2.21_-_IN_THE_COMPANY_OF_DEVOTEES_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.21_-_The_Ladder_of_Self-transcendence
2.21_-_The_Order_of_the_Worlds
2.21_-_Towards_the_Supreme_Secret
2.22_-_1941-1943
2.22_-_Rebirth_and_Other_Worlds;_Karma,_the_Soul_and_Immortality
2.2.2_-_Sorrow_and_Suffering
2.22_-_The_Feminine_Polarity_of_ZO
2.22_-_THE_MASTER_AT_COSSIPORE
2.22_-_The_Supreme_Secret
2.22_-_Vijnana_or_Gnosis
2.2.3_-_Depression_and_Despondency
2.23_-_Man_and_the_Evolution
2.23_-_The_Conditions_of_Attainment_to_the_Gnosis
2.24_-_Back_to_Back__Face_to_Face__and_The_Process_of_Sawing_Through
2.24_-_Gnosis_and_Ananda
2.2.4_-_Sentimentalism,_Sensitiveness,_Instability,_Laxity
2.24_-_The_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Man
2.24_-_THE_MASTERS_LOVE_FOR_HIS_DEVOTEES
2.24_-_The_Message_of_the_Gita
2.25_-_List_of_Topics_in_Each_Talk
2.25_-_The_Higher_and_the_Lower_Knowledge
2.25_-_The_Triple_Transformation
2.26_-_Samadhi
2.26_-_The_Ascent_towards_Supermind
2.26_-_The_Supramental_Descent
2.27_-_Hathayoga
2.27_-_The_Gnostic_Being
2.28_-_Rajayoga
2.28_-_The_Divine_Life
2.28_-_The_Two_Feminine_Polarities__Leah_and_Rachel
2.2.9.02_-_Plato
2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother
2.3.01_-_Concentration_and_Meditation
2.3.01_-_The_Planes_or_Worlds_of_Consciousness
2.3.02_-_Mantra_and_Japa
2.3.02_-_Opening,_Sincerity_and_the_Mother's_Grace
2.3.02_-_The_Supermind_or_Supramental
2.3.03_-_Integral_Yoga
2.3.03_-_The_Mother's_Presence
2.3.03_-_The_Overmind
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.05_-_Sadhana_through_Work_for_the_Mother
2.3.06_-_The_Mother's_Lights
2.3.07_-_The_Mother_in_Visions,_Dreams_and_Experiences
2.3.07_-_The_Vital_Being_and_Vital_Consciousness
2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties
2.3.08_-_The_Physical_Consciousness
2.30_-_The_Uniting_of_the_Names_45_and_52
23.10_-_Observations_II
2.3.10_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Inconscient
2.3.1_-_Ego_and_Its_Forms
2.31_-_The_Elevation_Attained_Through_Sabbath
2.3.2_-_Desire
2.3.3_-_Anger_and_Violence
2.4.01_-_Divine_Love,_Psychic_Love_and_Human_Love
2.4.02_-_Bhakti,_Devotion,_Worship
24.05_-_Vision_of_Dante
2.4.1_-_Human_Relations_and_the_Spiritual_Life
2.4.2_-_Interactions_with_Others_and_the_Practice_of_Yoga
3.00.1_-_Foreword
30.02_-_Greek_Drama
3.00.2_-_Introduction
30.09_-_Lines_of_Tantra_(Charyapada)
3.00_-_Introduction
3.00_-_The_Magical_Theory_of_the_Universe
30.18_-_Boris_Pasternak
3.01_-_Fear_of_God
3.01_-_Forms_of_Rebirth
3.01_-_Hymn_to_Matter
3.01_-_Love_and_the_Triple_Path
3.01_-_THE_BIRTH_OF_THOUGHT
3.01_-_The_Mercurial_Fountain
3.01_-_Towards_the_Future
3.02_-_King_and_Queen
3.02_-_Mysticism
3.02_-_SOL
3.02_-_THE_DEPLOYMENT_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
3.02_-_The_Great_Secret
3.02_-_The_Motives_of_Devotion
3.02_-_The_Practice_Use_of_Dream-Analysis
3.02_-_The_Psychology_of_Rebirth
3.02_-_The_Soul_in_the_Soul_World_after_Death
3.03_-_Faith_and_the_Divine_Grace
3.03_-_The_Four_Foundational_Practices
3.03_-_The_Godward_Emotions
3.03_-_THE_MODERN_EARTH
3.04_-_LUNA
3.04_-_The_Spirit_in_Spirit-Land_after_Death
3.05_-_SAL
3.05_-_The_Conjunction
3.05_-_The_Formula_of_I.A.O.
3.05_-_The_Physical_World_and_its_Connection_with_the_Soul_and_Spirit-Lands
3.06_-_Charity
3.06_-_Death
3.06_-_The_Delight_of_the_Divine
3.06_-_Thought-Forms_and_the_Human_Aura
3.07.5_-_Who_Am_I?
3.07_-_The_Adept
3.07_-_The_Ananda_Brahman
3.07_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Soul
3.07_-_The_Formula_of_the_Holy_Grail
3.08_-_Of_Equilibrium
3.08_-_Purification
3.09_-_Of_Silence_and_Secrecy
3.09_-_The_Return_of_the_Soul
3.0_-_THE_ETERNAL_RECURRENCE
3.1.01_-_Distinctive_Features_of_the_Integral_Yoga
3.1.01_-_The_Problem_of_Suffering_and_Evil
3.1.02_-_Asceticism_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3.1.02_-_Spiritual_Evolution_and_the_Supramental
3.1.03_-_A_Realistic_Adwaita
3.1.04_-_Transformation_in_the_Integral_Yoga
31.08_-_The_Unity_of_India
31.10_-_East_and_West
3.11_-_Spells
3.1.1_-_The_Transformation_of_the_Physical
3.1.2_-_Levels_of_the_Physical_Being
3.12_-_Of_the_Bloody_Sacrifice
3.1.3_-_Difficulties_of_the_Physical_Being
3.14_-_Of_the_Consecrations
3.16.2_-_Of_the_Charge_of_the_Spirit
3.17_-_Of_the_License_to_Depart
3.18_-_Of_Clairvoyance_and_the_Body_of_Light
3.2.01_-_The_Newness_of_the_Integral_Yoga
3.2.02_-_The_Veda_and_the_Upanishads
3.2.02_-_Yoga_and_Skill_in_Works
3.2.03_-_Jainism_and_Buddhism
3.2.05_-_Our_Ideal
3.2.06_-_The_Adwaita_of_Shankaracharya
3.2.08_-_Bhakti_Yoga_and_Vaishnavism
32.09_-_On_Karmayoga_(A_Letter)
3.20_-_Of_the_Eucharist
3.2.1_-_Food
3.21_-_Of_Black_Magic
3.2.2_-_Sleep
3.2.3_-_Dreams
3.2.4_-_Sex
3.3.01_-_The_Superman
33.02_-_Subhash,_Oaten:_atlas,_Russell
33.03_-_Muraripukur_-_I
33.07_-_Alipore_Jail
33.12_-_Pondicherry_Cyclone
33.14_-_I_Played_Football
33.15_-_My_Athletics
33.16_-_Soviet_Gymnasts
3.3.1_-_Illness_and_Health
3.3.2_-_Doctors_and_Medicines
3.3.3_-_Specific_Illnesses,_Ailments_and_Other_Physical_Problems
3.4.01_-_Evolution
3.4.02_-_The_Inconscient
3.4.03_-_Materialism
3.4.1.01_-_Poetry_and_Sadhana
3.4.1_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3.4.2_-_The_Inconscient_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3-5_Full_Circle
3.6.01_-_Heraclitus
36.07_-_An_Introduction_To_The_Vedas
37.02_-_The_Story_of_Jabala-Satyakama
37.05_-_Narada_-_Sanatkumara_(Chhandogya_Upanishad)
3.7.1.01_-_Rebirth
3.7.1.03_-_Rebirth,_Evolution,_Heredity
3.7.1.04_-_Rebirth_and_Soul_Evolution
3.7.1.07_-_Involution_and_Evolution
3.7.1.09_-_Karma_and_Freedom
3.7.1.11_-_Rebirth_and_Karma
3.7.2.02_-_The_Terrestial_Law
3.7.2.03_-_Mind_Nature_and_Law_of_Karma
3.7.2.04_-_The_Higher_Lines_of_Karma
3.8.1.01_-_The_Needed_Synthesis
3.8.1.03_-_Meditation
3.8.1.04_-_Different_Methods_of_Writing
3.8.1.06_-_The_Universal_Consciousness
3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations
4.01_-_Circumstances
4.01_-_Introduction
4.01_-_Prayers_and_Meditations
4.01_-_THE_COLLECTIVE_ISSUE
4.01_-_The_Presence_of_God_in_the_World
4.01_-_The_Principle_of_the_Integral_Yoga
4.02_-_Autobiographical_Evidence
4.02_-_BEYOND_THE_COLLECTIVE_-_THE_HYPER-PERSONAL
4.02_-_Difficulties
4.02_-_The_Integral_Perfection
4.02_-_The_Psychology_of_the_Child_Archetype
4.03_-_Mistakes
4.03_-_Prayer_to_the_Ever-greater_Christ
4.03_-_The_Meaning_of_Human_Endeavor
4.03_-_The_Psychology_of_Self-Perfection
4.03_-_The_Special_Phenomenology_of_the_Child_Archetype
4.03_-_THE_ULTIMATE_EARTH
4.04_-_Conclusion
4.04_-_In_the_Total_Christ
4.04_-_The_Perfection_of_the_Mental_Being
4.04_-_THE_REGENERATION_OF_THE_KING
4.04_-_Weaknesses
4.05_-_The_Instruments_of_the_Spirit
4.06_-_Purification-the_Lower_Mentality
4.07_-_Purification-Intelligence_and_Will
4.08_-_The_Liberation_of_the_Spirit
4.09_-_The_Liberation_of_the_Nature
4.0_-_NOTES_TO_ZARATHUSTRA
4.0_-_The_Path_of_Knowledge
4.1.01_-_The_Intellect_and_Yoga
4.10_-_The_Elements_of_Perfection
4.1.1.04_-_Foundations_of_the_Sadhana
4.1.1.05_-_The_Central_Process_of_the_Yoga
4.1.1_-_The_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.11_-_The_Perfection_of_Equality
4.1.2.01_-_Realisation_and_Transformation
4.1.2.02_-_The_Three_Transformations
4.1.2.03_-_Preparation_for_the_Supramental_Change
4.1.2_-_The_Difficulties_of_Human_Nature
4.12_-_The_Way_of_Equality
4.1.3_-_Imperfections_and_Periods_of_Arrest
4.13_-_ON_THE_HIGHER_MAN
4.13_-_The_Action_of_Equality
4.1.4_-_Resistances,_Sufferings_and_Falls
4.14_-_The_Power_of_the_Instruments
4.15_-_Soul-Force_and_the_Fourfold_Personality
4.16_-_The_Divine_Shakti
4.18_-_Faith_and_shakti
4.19_-_The_Nature_of_the_supermind
4.1_-_Jnana
4.2.1.02_-_The_Role_of_the_Psychic_in_Sadhana
4.2.1.03_-_The_Psychic_Deep_Within
4.2.1.05_-_The_Psychic_Awakening
4.21_-_The_Gradations_of_the_supermind
4.2.1_-_The_Right_Attitude_towards_Difficulties
4.2.2.02_-_Conditions_for_the_Psychic_Opening
4.2.2.03_-_An_Experience_of_Psychic_Opening
4.2.2.04_-_The_Psychic_Opening_and_the_Inner_Centres
4.2.2_-_Steps_towards_Overcoming_Difficulties
4.22_-_The_supramental_Thought_and_Knowledge
4.2.3.02_-_Signs_of_the_Psychic's_Coming_Forward
4.2.3.04_-_Means_of_Bringing_Forward_the_Psychic
4.23_-_The_supramental_Instruments_--_Thought-process
4.2.3_-_Vigilance,_Resolution,_Will_and_the_Divine_Help
4.2.4.02_-_The_Psychic_Condition
4.24_-_The_supramental_Sense
4.2.4_-_Time_and_CHange_of_the_Nature
4.2.5.04_-_The_Psychic_Consciousness_and_the_Descent_from_Above
4.2.5_-_Dealing_with_Depression_and_Despondency
4.25_-_Towards_the_supramental_Time_Vision
4.26_-_The_Supramental_Time_Consciousness
4.2_-_Karma
4.3.1.01_-_Peace,_Calm,_Silence_and_the_Self
4.3.1.04_-_The_Disappearance_of_the_I_Sense
4.3.1.11_-_Living_in_the_Divine
4.3.1_-_The_Hostile_Forces_and_the_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.3.2.06_-_Levels_of_the_Higher_Mind
4.3.2.08_-_Overmind_Experiences
4.3.2.11_-_Trance_and_the_Higher_Planes
4.3.2_-_Attacks_by_the_Hostile_Forces
4.3.3_-_Dealing_with_Hostile_Attacks
4.3.4_-_Accidents,_Possession,_Madness
4.4.1.03_-_Both_Ascent_and_Descent_Necessary
4.4.1.07_-_Experiences_of_Ascent_and_Descent
4.4.2.07_-_Ascent_and_Going_out_of_the_Body
4.4.2.09_-_Ascent_and_Change_of_the_Lower_Nature
4.4.3.03_-_Preparatory_Experiences_and_Descent
4.43_-_Chapter_Three
4.4.4.04_-_The_Descent_of_Silence
4.4.4.05_-_The_Descent_of_Force_or_Power
4.4.5.02_-_Descent_and_Psychic_Experiences
5.01_-_EPILOGUE
5.01_-_Message
5.02_-_Perfection_of_the_Body
5.03_-_The_Divine_Body
5.04_-_Formation_Of_The_World
5.04_-_Supermind_and_the_Life_Divine
5.04_-_THE_POLARITY_OF_ADAM
5.05_-_Origins_Of_Vegetable_And_Animal_Life
5.05_-_Supermind_and_Humanity
5.05_-_THE_OLD_ADAM
5.06_-_Supermind_in_the_Evolution
5.06_-_THE_TRANSFORMATION
5.4.01_-_Notes_on_Root-Sounds
5.4.01_-_Occult_Knowledge
5_-_The_Phenomenology_of_the_Spirit_in_Fairytales
6.02_-_STAGES_OF_THE_CONJUNCTION
6.03_-_Extraordinary_And_Paradoxical_Telluric_Phenomena
6.08_-_THE_CONTENT_AND_MEANING_OF_THE_FIRST_TWO_STAGES
6.09_-_THE_THIRD_STAGE_-_THE_UNUS_MUNDUS
6.0_-_Conscious,_Unconscious,_and_Individuation
6.10_-_THE_SELF_AND_THE_BOUNDS_OF_KNOWLEDGE
7.01_-_The_Soul_(the_Psychic)
7.02_-_The_Mind
7.05_-_The_Senses
7_-_Yoga_of_Sri_Aurobindo
9.99_-_Glossary
Aeneid
Apology
Appendix_4_-_Priest_Spells
Avatars_of_the_Tortoise
Big_Mind_(non-dual)
Big_Mind_(ten_perfections)
Blazing_P1_-_Preconventional_consciousness
Blazing_P2_-_Map_the_Stages_of_Conventional_Consciousness
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
BOOK_I._-_Augustine_censures_the_pagans,_who_attributed_the_calamities_of_the_world,_and_especially_the_sack_of_Rome_by_the_Goths,_to_the_Christian_religion_and_its_prohibition_of_the_worship_of_the_gods
BOOK_II._-_A_review_of_the_calamities_suffered_by_the_Romans_before_the_time_of_Christ,_showing_that_their_gods_had_plunged_them_into_corruption_and_vice
BOOK_III._-_The_external_calamities_of_Rome
BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS.
BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_I._--_PART_II._THE_EVOLUTION_OF_SYMBOLISM_IN_ITS_APPROXIMATE_ORDER
BOOK_IV._-_That_empire_was_given_to_Rome_not_by_the_gods,_but_by_the_One_True_God
BOOK_IX._-_Of_those_who_allege_a_distinction_among_demons,_some_being_good_and_others_evil
Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text)
BOOK_VIII._-_Some_account_of_the_Socratic_and_Platonic_philosophy,_and_a_refutation_of_the_doctrine_of_Apuleius_that_the_demons_should_be_worshipped_as_mediators_between_gods_and_men
BOOK_V._-_Of_fate,_freewill,_and_God's_prescience,_and_of_the_source_of_the_virtues_of_the_ancient_Romans
BOOK_XI._-_Augustine_passes_to_the_second_part_of_the_work,_in_which_the_origin,_progress,_and_destinies_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_are_discussed.Speculations_regarding_the_creation_of_the_world
BOOK_XIII._-_That_death_is_penal,_and_had_its_origin_in_Adam's_sin
BOOK_XII._-_Of_the_creation_of_angels_and_men,_and_of_the_origin_of_evil
BOOK_XIV._-_Of_the_punishment_and_results_of_mans_first_sin,_and_of_the_propagation_of_man_without_lust
BOOK_XIX._-_A_review_of_the_philosophical_opinions_regarding_the_Supreme_Good,_and_a_comparison_of_these_opinions_with_the_Christian_belief_regarding_happiness
BOOK_X._-_Porphyrys_doctrine_of_redemption
BOOK_XVIII._-_A_parallel_history_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_from_the_time_of_Abraham_to_the_end_of_the_world
BOOK_XVII._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_the_times_of_the_prophets_to_Christ
BOOK_XV._-_The_progress_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_traced_by_the_sacred_history
BOOK_XXII._-_Of_the_eternal_happiness_of_the_saints,_the_resurrection_of_the_body,_and_the_miracles_of_the_early_Church
BOOK_XXI._-_Of_the_eternal_punishment_of_the_wicked_in_hell,_and_of_the_various_objections_urged_against_it
BOOK_XX._-_Of_the_last_judgment,_and_the_declarations_regarding_it_in_the_Old_and_New_Testaments
BS_1_-_Introduction_to_the_Idea_of_God
CASE_2_-_HYAKUJOS_FOX
Chapter_III_-_WHEREIN_IS_RELATED_THE_DROLL_WAY_IN_WHICH_DON_QUIXOTE_HAD_HIMSELF_DUBBED_A_KNIGHT
Chapter_I_-_WHICH_TREATS_OF_THE_CHARACTER_AND_PURSUITS_OF_THE_FAMOUS_GENTLEMAN_DON_QUIXOTE_OF_LA_MANCHA
Conversations_with_Sri_Aurobindo
COSA_-_BOOK_IX
COSA_-_BOOK_VII
COSA_-_BOOK_XIII
Cratylus
DM_2_-_How_to_Meditate
DS2
DS3
DS4
ENNEAD_01.01_-_The_Organism_and_the_Self.
ENNEAD_01.02_-_Concerning_Virtue.
ENNEAD_01.04_-_Whether_Animals_May_Be_Termed_Happy.
ENNEAD_01.05_-_Does_Happiness_Increase_With_Time?
ENNEAD_01.07_-_Of_the_First_Good,_and_of_the_Other_Goods.
ENNEAD_01.08_-_Of_the_Nature_and_Origin_of_Evils.
ENNEAD_02.01_-_Of_the_Heaven.
ENNEAD_02.03_-_Whether_Astrology_is_of_any_Value.
ENNEAD_02.04a_-_Of_Matter.
ENNEAD_02.04b_-_Of_Matter.
ENNEAD_02.05_-_Of_the_Aristotelian_Distinction_Between_Actuality_and_Potentiality.
ENNEAD_02.06_-_Of_Essence_and_Being.
ENNEAD_02.09_-_Against_the_Gnostics;_or,_That_the_Creator_and_the_World_are_Not_Evil.
ENNEAD_03.01_-_Concerning_Fate.
ENNEAD_03.02_-_Of_Providence.
ENNEAD_03.04_-_Of_Our_Individual_Guardian.
ENNEAD_03.05_-_Of_Love,_or_Eros.
ENNEAD_03.06_-_Of_the_Impassibility_of_Incorporeal_Entities_(Soul_and_and_Matter).
ENNEAD_03.06_-_Of_the_Impassibility_of_Incorporeal_Things.
ENNEAD_03.07_-_Of_Time_and_Eternity.
ENNEAD_03.08a_-_Of_Nature,_Contemplation,_and_of_the_One.
ENNEAD_03.08b_-_Of_Nature,_Contemplation_and_Unity.
ENNEAD_04.02_-_How_the_Soul_Mediates_Between_Indivisible_and_Divisible_Essence.
ENNEAD_04.03_-_Problems_About_the_Soul.
ENNEAD_04.03_-_Psychological_Questions.
ENNEAD_04.04_-_Questions_About_the_Soul.
ENNEAD_04.05_-_Psychological_Questions_III._-_About_the_Process_of_Vision_and_Hearing.
ENNEAD_04.06a_-_Of_Sensation_and_Memory.
ENNEAD_04.07_-_Of_the_Immortality_of_the_Soul:_Polemic_Against_Materialism.
ENNEAD_04.08_-_Of_the_Descent_of_the_Soul_Into_the_Body.
ENNEAD_04.09_-_Whether_All_Souls_Form_a_Single_One?
ENNEAD_05.01_-_The_Three_Principal_Hypostases,_or_Forms_of_Existence.
ENNEAD_05.03_-_The_Self-Consciousnesses,_and_What_is_Above_Them.
ENNEAD_05.05_-_That_Intelligible_Entities_Are_Not_External_to_the_Intelligence_of_the_Good.
ENNEAD_05.06_-_The_Superessential_Principle_Does_Not_Think_-_Which_is_the_First_Thinking_Principle,_and_Which_is_the_Second?
ENNEAD_05.08_-_Concerning_Intelligible_Beauty.
ENNEAD_05.09_-_Of_Intelligence,_Ideas_and_Essence.
ENNEAD_06.01_-_Of_the_Ten_Aristotelian_and_Four_Stoic_Categories.
ENNEAD_06.02_-_The_Categories_of_Plotinos.
ENNEAD_06.03_-_Plotinos_Own_Sense-Categories.
ENNEAD_06.04_-_The_One_and_Identical_Being_Is_Everywhere_Present_As_a_Whole.
ENNEAD_06.04_-_The_One_Identical_Essence_is_Everywhere_Entirely_Present.
ENNEAD_06.05_-_The_One_and_Identical_Being_is_Everywhere_Present_In_Its_Entirety.345
ENNEAD_06.06_-_Of_Numbers.
ENNEAD_06.07_-_How_Ideas_Multiplied,_and_the_Good.
ENNEAD_06.08_-_Of_the_Will_of_the_One.
ENNEAD_06.09_-_Of_the_Good_and_the_One.
For_a_Breath_I_Tarry
Gorgias
Guru_Granth_Sahib_first_part
IS_-_Chapter_1
Kafka_and_His_Precursors
Liber_111_-_The_Book_of_Wisdom_-_LIBER_ALEPH_VEL_CXI
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals
LUX.02_-_EVOCATION
LUX.04_-_LIBERATION
LUX.05_-_AUGOEIDES
LUX.06_-_DIVINATION
LUX.07_-_ENCHANTMENT
Medea_-_A_Vergillian_Cento
Meno
MMM.01_-_MIND_CONTROL
MoM_References
Phaedo
Prayers_and_Meditations_by_Baha_u_llah_text
r1912_01_16
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Sophist
Symposium_translated_by_B_Jowett
Tablets_of_Baha_u_llah_text
Talks_026-050
Talks_051-075
Talks_100-125
Talks_176-200
Talks_600-652
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2
The_Act_of_Creation_text
Theaetetus
The_Anapanasati_Sutta__A_Practical_Guide_to_Mindfullness_of_Breathing_and_Tranquil_Wisdom_Meditation
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P1
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P2
The_Circular_Ruins
The_Coming_Race_Contents
The_Divine_Names_Text_(Dionysis)
The_Dream_of_a_Ridiculous_Man
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
the_Eternal_Wisdom
The_First_Epistle_of_Paul_to_the_Corinthians
The_Five,_Ranks_of_The_Apparent_and_the_Real
The_Gold_Bug
The_Gospel_According_to_Luke
The_Immortal
The_Library_Of_Babel_2
The_Logomachy_of_Zos
The_Monadology
The_One_Who_Walks_Away
The_Pilgrims_Progress
The_Poems_of_Cold_Mountain
The_Riddle_of_this_World
The_Shadow_Out_Of_Time
The_Zahir
Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra_text
Timaeus

PRIMARY CLASS

SIMILAR TITLES
condition
google terms and conditions

DEFINITIONS


TERMS STARTING WITH

conditional ::: a. --> Containing, implying, or depending on, a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or granted on certain terms; as, a conditional promise.
Expressing a condition or supposition; as, a conditional word, mode, or tense. ::: n.


conditional: A mathematical sentence that describes the implication of one from another.

conditional distribution: The distribution of a random variable given that another random variable is known to be of a certain value.

conditional equation: An equation which is only true under certain contexts. Normally known simply as equations, as opposed to identities, which is true regardless of contexts.

conditional inequality: An inequality that is only true under certain conditions.

conditionality ::: n. --> The quality of being conditional, or limited; limitation by certain terms.

conditionally ::: adv. --> In a conditional manner; subject to a condition or conditions; not absolutely or positively.

conditionally convergent series: A series that ceases to be convergent if the modulus function is applied to all of its terms before the summation.

conditional positive regard: acceptance and caring given to a person only for meeting certain standards of behaviour.

conditional probability: The probability of an event given the (non-)occurrence of other events.

conditionate ::: v. t. --> Conditional.
To qualify by conditions; to regulate.
To put under conditions; to render conditional.


conditioned emotional response: an emotional response such as fear which is established through classical conditioning.

conditioned ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Condition ::: a. --> Surrounded; circumstanced; in a certain state or condition, as of property or health; as, a well conditioned man.
Having, or known under or by, conditions or relations; not independent; not absolute.


conditioned ::: made suitable for a given purpose.

conditioned origination. See PRATĪTYASAMUTPADA.

conditioned origination

conditioned reinforcer: stimuli which act as reinforcers but are not based on biological survival, such as attention, praise or money.

conditioned response:in classical conditioning, a response to a previously neutral stimulus which has become a conditioned stimulus by repeated pairing with an unconditioned stimulus.

conditioned stimulus: a stimulus which by repeated pairings with an unconditioned stimulus comes to elicit a conditioned response.

conditioning ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Condition

conditioning: see classical and operant conditioning.

conditionly ::: adv. --> Conditionally.

condition ::: n. --> Mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to external circumstances or influences, or to physical or mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament; rank; position, estate.
Essential quality; property; attribute.
Temperament; disposition; character.
That which must exist as the occasion or concomitant of something else; that which is requisite in order that something else should take effect; an essential qualification; stipulation; terms


condition out "programming" A programming technique that prevents a section of {code} from being executed by putting it in an {if statement} whose condition is always false. It is often easier to do this than to {comment out} the code because you don't need to modify the code itself (as you would if commenting out each line individually) or worry about {nested comments} within the code (as you would if putting nesting comment delimiters around it). For example, in {Perl} you could write: if (0) { ...code to be ignored... } In a compiled language, the {compiler} could simply generate no code for the whole if statement. Some compiled languages such as C provide {compile-time directives} that achieve the same effect, e.g.:

condition out ::: To prevent a section of code from being compiled by surrounding it with a conditional compilation directive whose condition is always false. The canonical examples of these directives are

conditions are propitious. In occult lore angels are conjured up not only to help an invocant

conditions ::: circumstances that are indispensable to the appearance or occurrence of another; prerequisites.

conditions for growth: the conditions under which healthy development of personality occurs; defined by Rogers as unconditional positive regard, openness and empathy.

conditions of worth: restrictions imposed on self-expression in order to earn positive regard.

Conditional Immortality: A teaching affirming that immortality is a gift of God conferred on believers in Christ, who become the children of God, and denying that the human soul is immortal by nature. -- J.J.R.

Conditional Morality: Any system of morals which has for its basic principle what Kant calls a hypothetical imperative, e.g., a system of morals which reasons that we should act in certain ways because such actions will bring us happiness, assuming that we want happiness. See Hypothetical imperatives. -- W.K.F.

Conditional_probability ::: is the likelihood of an event or outcome occurring based on the occurrence of a previous event or outcome. Conditional probability is calculated by multiplying the probability of the preceding event by the updated probability of the succeeding, or conditional, event.

Conditional: The sentential connective ⊃. See Logic, formal, § 1.

Conditioned Reflex: See Conditioned Response. Conditioned Response: Response of an organism which, originally produced by its "natural" stimulus, is subsequently produced in the absence of the original stimulus by a substitute or "conditioning" stimulus. Thus if S represents an original stimulus (in Pavlov's experiment, the presentation of food to a dog) and R is the natural response (the salivary flow of the dog) and if S' is a conditioning stimulus associated with S (the ringing of a bell at the time of presenting food to the dog) then R, produced by S' in the absence of S is said to be a conditioned or conditional response. See Behaviorism. -- L.W.

Conditioned Response ::: The response in a stimulus-response chain that is not naturally occurring, but rather has been learned through its pairing with a naturally occurring chain.

Conditioned Stimulus ::: The stimulus in a stimulus-response chain that is not naturally occurring, but rather has been learned through its pairing with a naturally occurring chain.

Conditiones sine quibus non: A phrase descriptive of such accompanying conditions without the presence of which it is impossible for a cause to produce an effect, conditions for which there are no substitutes. -- J.J.R.

Conditioning ::: The process of learning new behaviors or responses as a result of their consequences.

Condition: (Lat. conditio, agreement, condition) 1. The if-clause in an implicative proposition. 2. Cause (q.v.). 3. Necessary cause (q.v.) as opposed to sufficient cause. -- A.C.B.

Condition Oils ::: In Hoodoo and ATRs these are oils imbued with herbs and materia designed to bring about certain effects when applied to mojo bags or links.

Condition Powders ::: In Hoodoo and ATRs these are powders imbued with herbs and materia designed to bring about certain effects when applied to mojo bags or links. These primarily are laid out where a target will come into contact with them in order to effect or otherwise influence them.

Conditions essfntitd for meditation ::: There are no essential external conditions, but solitude and seclusion at the time of meditation as as stillness of the body arc helpful, sometimes almost necessary to the beginner. Bui one should not bound b' external conditions. Once the habit of meditation is formed, it should be mads possible to do it in all circumstances, l.ving. sitting, walking, alone, in company, in silettce or in the midst of noise etc. The first imeroal condition necessary is concentration of the will against the obstacles to meditation. i.e. wandermg of the mind, forgetfulness, sfeep, phjsieal and nervous impatience and restlessness etc. The second is an increasing purity and calm of the inner consciousness (citia) out of which thought and emotion arise, i.e. a freedom frona all disturb i ng reactions, such as anger, grief, depression, anxiet>' about w-orldly happenings etc. Mental perfection and moral are always closely allied to each other.

Conditions for reception of intuition ::: To have the true intui- tion one must get rid of the mind’s self-will and vital’s also, their

Conditions lor equality ::: Complete samata takes long to establish and it is dependent on three things ::: the soul’s self- giving to the Divine by an inner surrender, the descent of the spiritual calm and peace from above and the steady, long and persistent rejection of all egoistic, rajasic and other feelings that contradict samata.

Conditions of descent t Thece must be a total and sincere surrender ; there must be an cxcIosHt self-opening to the divine

Conditions of Transformafirm ::: If you desire this transforma- tion, put yourself in the hands of the Mother and her Powers without cavil or resistance and let her do unhindered her work within you. Three things you roust have, consciousness, plasti- city, unreserved surrender. For you must be conscious in your mind and soul and heart and life and the very cells of your body, aware of the Mother and her Powers and their working ; for although she can and does work in yt)u even in your obscurity and your unconscious parts and moments, it is not the same thing as when you are in an awakened and living communion with her. All your nature must be plasUc to her touch, — • not questioning as the self-sufficient ignorant mind questions and doubts and disputes and is the enemy of its enlightenment and change ; not insisting on its own movements as the vital In man insists and persistently opposes its rcfractoiy desires and ill-wilt to every divine influence ; not obstructing and entrenched m


TERMS ANYWHERE

1. Not wearied, tired, or tired out; also, never becoming weary; indefatigable. 2. Of qualities, actions, conditions, etc.; Marked by absence of abatement; unremitting.

1. Personal liberty, as opposed to bondage. 2. Liberation or deliverance from fate or necessity. 3. The state or power of being able to act without hindrance or restraint, liberty of action. 4. Exemption from an unpleasant or onerous condition. 5. The quality of being able to conceive and execute boldly. Freedom, Freedom"s.

1. Settled securely, permanently and unconditionally. 2. Placed or settled in a secure position or condition; installed. 3. Brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established. established.

1. The action of joining or uniting one thing to another or others, or two or more things together, so as to form one whole or complete body; the state or condition of being so joined or united. 2. The joining of one person to another in matrimony; an instance or occasion of this, a marriage. union"s.

1. The condition of being deceived by a false perception, belief or appearance. 2. Something, such as a fantastic plan or desire that causes an erroneous belief or perception; as a deceptive apparition etc. Illusion, illusion"s, Illusion"s, illusions, illusion-makers.

1. The condition of being vacant or unoccupied. 2. An empty or unoccupied space. Vacancy.

1. The condition or quality of being human. 2. Humans considered as a group; the human race. humanity"s.

1. The condition or quality of being vast. 2. A vast space, expanse, extent, etc.

1. The quality or condition of being the same as something else. 2. The state or fact of being the same one as described; personal or individual existence. Identity, identity"s.

a 1 ::: --> A registry mark given by underwriters (as at Lloyd&

abase ::: a. --> To lower or depress; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye.
To cast down or reduce low or lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, or estimation of worthiness; to depress; to humble; to degrade.


abased ::: lowered, humbled, degraded in condition, character, feelings, etc.

"A basis can be created for a subjective illusion-consciousness which is yet part of Being, if we accept in the sense of an illusory subjective world-awareness the account of sleep and dream creation given to us in the Upanishads. For the affirmation there is that Brahman as Self is fourfold; the Self is Brahman and all that is is the Brahman, but all that is is the Self seen by the Self in four states of its being. In the pure self-status neither consciousness nor unconsciousness as we conceive it can be affirmed about Brahman; it is a state of superconscience absorbed in its self-existence, in a self-silence or a self-ecstasy, or else it is the status of a free Superconscient containing or basing everything but involved in nothing. But there is also a luminous status of sleep-self, a massed consciousness which is the origin of cosmic existence; this state of deep sleep in which yet there is the presence of an omnipotent Intelligence is the seed state or causal condition from which emerges the cosmos; — this and the dream-self which is the continent of all subtle, subjective or supraphysical experience, and the self of waking which is the support of all physical experience, can be taken as the whole field of Maya.” The Life Divine

“A basis can be created for a subjective illusion-consciousness which is yet part of Being, if we accept in the sense of an illusory subjective world-awareness the account of sleep and dream creation given to us in the Upanishads. For the affirmation there is that Brahman as Self is fourfold; the Self is Brahman and all that is is the Brahman, but all that is is the Self seen by the Self in four states of its being. In the pure self-status neither consciousness nor unconsciousness as we conceive it can be affirmed about Brahman; it is a state of superconscience absorbed in its self-existence, in a self-silence or a self-ecstasy, or else it is the status of a free Superconscient containing or basing everything but involved in nothing. But there is also a luminous status of sleep-self, a massed consciousness which is the origin of cosmic existence; this state of deep sleep in which yet there is the presence of an omnipotent Intelligence is the seed state or causal condition from which emerges the cosmos;—this and the dream-self which is the continent of all subtle, subjective or supraphysical experience, and the self of waking which is the support of all physical experience, can be taken as the whole field of Maya.” The Life Divine

abeyance ::: n. --> Expectancy; condition of being undetermined.
Suspension; temporary suppression.


abide ::: v. i. --> To wait; to pause; to delay.
To stay; to continue in a place; to have one&


abirritation ::: n. --> A pathological condition opposite to that of irritation; debility; want of strength; asthenia.

abject ::: a. --> Cast down; low-lying.
Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts.
To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase. ::: n.


abjectedness ::: n. --> A very abject or low condition; abjectness.

abroach ::: v. t. --> To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap. ::: adv. --> Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped.
Hence: In a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot;


absinthism ::: n. --> The condition of being poisoned by the excessive use of absinth.

absolute ::: adj. 1. Free from all imperfection or deficiency; complete, finished; perfect, consummate. 2. Of degree: Complete, entire; in the fullest sense. 3. Having ultimate power, governing totally; unlimited by a constitution or the concurrent authority of a parliament; arbitrary, despotic. 4. Existing without relation to any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing. 5. Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned. 6. Considered independently of its being subjective or objective. n. 7. Something that is not dependent upon external conditions for existence or for its specific nature, size, etc. (opposed to relative). Absolute, Absolute"s, absolutes, absoluteness.

absolute ::: a. --> Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command; absolute power; an absolute monarch.
Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless; as, absolute perfection; absolute beauty.
Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; -- opposed to relative and


absolutely ::: adv. --> In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner; wholly; positively.

absolute reality ::: Sri Aurobindo: "I would myself say that bliss and oneness are the essential condition of the absolute reality, and love as the most characteristic dynamic power of bliss and oneness must support fundamentally and colour their activities; . . . .” Letters on Yoga

aburst ::: adv. --> In a bursting condition.

accommodableness ::: n. --> The quality or condition of being accommodable.

action ::: 1. The process or condition of acting or doing (in the widest sense), the exertion of energy, influence, power or force. 2. A way or manner of moving. 3. A thing done, a deed**. action"s, actions, self-action.

action ::: n. --> A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power exerted on one body by another; agency; activity; operation; as, the action of heat; a man of action.
An act; a thing done; a deed; an enterprise. (pl.): Habitual deeds; hence, conduct; behavior; demeanor.
The event or connected series of events, either real or


actualist ::: n. --> One who deals with or considers actually existing facts and conditions, rather than fancies or theories; -- opposed to idealist.

adj. 1. Not discovered, explored, identified, or ascertained. 2. Not known; not within the range of one"s knowledge, experience or understanding; strange, unfamiliar. n. 3. A thing, influence, area, factor, state, condition, or person that is unknown. unknown"s.

adjustment ::: n. --> The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation.
Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution, exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling.
The operation of bringing all the parts of an instrument, as a microscope or telescope, into their proper relative position for use; the condition of being thus adjusted; as, to get a


adrift ::: adv. & a. --> Floating at random; in a drifting condition; at the mercy of wind and waves. Also fig.

adry ::: a. --> In a dry or thirsty condition.

advantage ::: n. --> Any condition, circumstance, opportunity, or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end; benefit; as, the enemy had the advantage of a more elevated position.
Superiority; mastery; -- with of or over.
Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.
Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker&


adversity ::: the condition of adverse fortune or fate; a state opposed to well-being or prosperity; misfortune, distress, trial, or affliction.

aethrioscope ::: n. --> An instrument consisting in part of a differential thermometer. It is used for measuring changes of temperature produced by different conditions of the sky, as when clear or clouded.

affection ::: n. --> The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.
An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies.
Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity;


afloat ::: 1. Floating or borne on the water; in a floating condition. 2. From the state of a ship or other body floating on the sea, having liberty of motion and buoyancy.

albinism ::: n. --> The state or condition of being an albino: abinoism; leucopathy.

albinoism ::: n. --> The state or condition of being an albino; albinism.

albino ::: n. --> A person, whether negro, Indian, or white, in whom by some defect of organization the substance which gives color to the skin, hair, and eyes is deficient or in a morbid state. An albino has a skin of a milky hue, with hair of the same color, and eyes with deep red pupil and pink or blue iris. The term is also used of the lower animals, as white mice, elephants, etc.; and of plants in a whitish condition from the absence of chlorophyll.

albuminuria ::: n. --> A morbid condition in which albumin is present in the urine.

alcoholism ::: n. --> A diseased condition of the system, brought about by the continued use of alcoholic liquors.

aldermanship ::: n. --> The condition, position, or office of an alderman.

aleak ::: adv. & a. --> In a leaking condition.

alienage ::: n. --> The state or legal condition of being an alien.
The state of being alienated or transferred to another.


alienism ::: n. --> The status or legal condition of an alien; alienage.
The study or treatment of diseases of the mind.


allotropy ::: n. --> The property of existing in two or more conditions which are distinct in their physical or chemical relations.

“All this action and struggle and ascension is supported by Heaven our Father and Earth our Mother, Parents of the Gods, who sustain respectively the purely mental and psychic and the physical consciousness. Their large and free scope is the condition of our achievement.

  "Along with purity and as a help to bring it about, concentration. Purity and concentration are indeed two aspects, feminine and masculine, passive and active, of the same status of being; purity is the condition in which concentration becomes entire, rightly effective, omnipotent; by concentration purity does its works and without it would only lead to a state of peaceful quiescence and eternal repose.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“Along with purity and as a help to bring it about, concentration. Purity and concentration are indeed two aspects, feminine and masculine, passive and active, of the same status of being; purity is the condition in which concentration becomes entire, rightly effective, omnipotent; by concentration purity does its works and without it would only lead to a state of peaceful quiescence and eternal repose.” The Synthesis of Yoga

alteration ::: n. --> The act of altering or making different.
The state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; changed condition.


alter ::: to make otherwise or different in some respect; to make some change in character, shape, condition, position, quantity, value, etc. without changing the thing itself for another; to modify, to change the appearance of. alters, altered, altering.

altrices ::: n. pl. --> Nursers, -- a term applied to those birds whose young are hatched in a very immature and helpless condition, so as to require the care of their parents for some time; -- opposed to praecoces.

Amal: “He is the inner or inmost being in us which knows the rhythms of the world, but the conditions under which we live at present prevent them from being fully caught.”

Amal: “The Decree and the Law refer to the fact of death in the world. The fact of death in the world summed up for the ancient Indian mind the condition under which the human being lives and the fulfilment of the Divine Will in the world would mean as another Savitri line puts it: ‘The end of Death, the death of Ignorance’.”

amazement ::: n. --> The condition of being amazed; bewilderment [Obs.]; overwhelming wonder, as from surprise, sudden fear, horror, or admiration.
Frenzy; madness.


ametropia ::: n. --> Any abnormal condition of the refracting powers of the eye.

anaemia ::: a. --> A morbid condition in which the blood is deficient in quality or in quantity.

anaesthetization ::: n. --> The process of anaesthetizing; also, the condition of the nervous system induced by anaesthetics.

ancestry ::: n. --> Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent.
A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.


anchorage ::: n. --> The act of anchoring, or the condition of lying at anchor.
A place suitable for anchoring or where ships anchor; a hold for an anchor.
The set of anchors belonging to a ship.
Something which holds like an anchor; a hold; as, the anchorages of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Something on which one may depend for security; ground


anelectrotonus ::: n. --> The condition of decreased irritability of a nerve in the region of the positive electrode or anode on the passage of a current of electricity through it.

annex ::: v. t. --> To join or attach; usually to subjoin; to affix; to append; -- followed by to.
To join or add, as a smaller thing to a greater.
To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.; as, to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to guilt. ::: v. i.


annularity ::: n. --> Annular condition or form; as, the annularity of a nebula.

antecedency ::: n. --> The state or condition of being antecedent; priority.

antipyresis ::: n. --> The condition or state of being free from fever.

a person who is practised in or who studies geometry, the branch of mathematics that deals with the deduction of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, and figures in space from their defining conditions by means of certain assumed properties of space. World-Geometer"s.

"A philosophy of change?(1) But what is change? In ordinary parlance change means passage from one condition to another and that would seem to imply passage from one status to another status. The shoot changes into a tree, passes from the status of shoot to the status of tree and there it stops; man passes from the status of young man to the status of old man and the only farther change possible to him is death or dissolution of his status. So it would seem that change is not something isolated which is the sole original and eternal reality, but it is something dependent on status, and if status were non-existent, change also could not exist. For we have to ask, when you speak of change as alone real, change of what, from what, to what? Without this ‘what" change could not be. ::: —Change is evidently the change of some form or state of existence from one condition to another condition.” Essays Divine and Human

“A philosophy of change?(1) But what is change? In ordinary parlance change means passage from one condition to another and that would seem to imply passage from one status to another status. The shoot changes into a tree, passes from the status of shoot to the status of tree and there it stops; man passes from the status of young man to the status of old man and the only farther change possible to him is death or dissolution of his status. So it would seem that change is not something isolated which is the sole original and eternal reality, but it is something dependent on status, and if status were non-existent, change also could not exist. For we have to ask, when you speak of change as alone real, change of what, from what, to what? Without this ‘what’ change could not be.

apodosis ::: n. --> The consequent clause or conclusion in a conditional sentence, expressing the result, and thus distinguished from the protasis or clause which expresses a condition. Thus, in the sentence, "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him," the former clause is the protasis, and the latter the apodosis.

appearance ::: 1. The act or fact of coming forward into view ; becoming visible. 2. The state, condition, manner, or style in which a person or object appears; outward look or aspect. 3. Outward show or seeming; semblance. appearances.

apposition ::: n. --> The act of adding; application; accretion.
The putting of things in juxtaposition, or side by side; also, the condition of being so placed.
The state of two nouns or pronouns, put in the same case, without a connecting word between them; as, I admire Cicero, the orator. Here, the second noun explains or characterizes the first.


apprenticeship ::: n. --> The service or condition of an apprentice; the state in which a person is gaining instruction in a trade or art, under legal agreement.
The time an apprentice is serving (sometimes seven years, as from the age of fourteen to twenty-one).


approach ::: v. 1. To come near or nearer to; draw near. 2. To come near to a person: i.e. into personal relations; into his presence or audience; or fig. within the range of his notice or attention. 3. To come near in quality, character, time, or condition; to be nearly equal. approaches, approached, approaching.* *n. 4. Any means of access or way of passage, avenue. 5. The act of drawing near. approaches.**

aquosity ::: n. --> The condition of being wet or watery; wateriness.

areek ::: adv. & a. --> In a reeking condition.

arrangement ::: n. --> The act of arranging or putting in an orderly condition; the state of being arranged or put in order; disposition in suitable form.
The manner or result of arranging; system of parts disposed in due order; regular and systematic classification; as, arrangement of one&


arsenicism ::: n. --> A diseased condition produced by slow poisoning with arsenic.

article ::: n. --> A distinct portion of an instrument, discourse, literary work, or any other writing, consisting of two or more particulars, or treating of various topics; as, an article in the Constitution. Hence: A clause in a contract, system of regulations, treaty, or the like; a term, condition, or stipulation in a contract; a concise statement; as, articles of agreement.
A literary composition, forming an independent portion of a magazine, newspaper, or cyclopedia.


as ::: adv. & conj. --> Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you sow; do as you are bidden.
In the idea, character, or condition of, -- limiting the view to certain attributes or relations; as, virtue considered as virtue; this actor will appear as Hamlet.


ASANA. ::: Fixed posture habituating the body to certain attitudes of immobility. The system of Asana has at its basis two profound ideas ::: control by physical immobility, power by immobility.
The sitting motionless posture is the natural posture for concentrated meditation - walking and standing are active conditions. It is only when one has gained the enduring rest and passivity of the consciousness that it is easy to concentrate and receive when walking or doing anything. A fundamental passive condition of the consciousness gathered into itself is the proper poise for concentration and a seated gathered immobility in the body is the best position for that. It can be done also lying down, but that position is too passive, tending to be inert rather than gathered. This is the reason why yogis always sit in an āsana. One can accustom oneself to meditate walking. standing, lying but sitting is the first natural position.


asceticism ::: n. --> The condition, practice, or mode of life, of ascetics.

asphyxy ::: n. --> Apparent death, or suspended animation; the condition which results from interruption of respiration, as in suffocation or drowning, or the inhalation of irrespirable gases.

astonishment ::: n. --> The condition of one who is stunned. Hence: Numbness; loss of sensation; stupor; loss of sense.
Dismay; consternation.
The overpowering emotion excited when something unaccountable, wonderful, or dreadful is presented to the mind; an intense degree of surprise; amazement.
The object causing such an emotion.


astronomy ::: n. --> Astrology.
The science which treats of the celestial bodies, of their magnitudes, motions, distances, periods of revolution, eclipses, constitution, physical condition, and of the causes of their various phenomena.
A treatise on, or text-book of, the science.


Asura and are most generally misheld and misused by those who retain them. The seekers or keepers of wealth are more often possessed rather than its possessors ; few escape entirely a certain distorting influence stamped on it by its long seizure and perversion by the Asura. For this reason most spiritual disciplines insist on a complete self-control, detachment and renunciation of all bondage to wealth and of all personal and egoistic desire for its possession. Some even put a ban on money and riches and proclaim poverty and bareness of life as the only spiritual condition. But this is an error ; it leaves the power in the hands of the hostile forces. To reconquer it for the Divine to whom it belongs 'and use it divinely for the divine life is the supramental way for the sadhaka.

ataxy ::: n. --> Disorder; irregularity.
Irregularity in disease, or in the functions.
The state of disorder that characterizes nervous fevers and the nervous condition.


atropism ::: n. --> A condition of the system produced by long use of belladonna.

ATTACHMENT. ::: All attachment is a hindrance to sadhana. Goodwāl you should have for all, psychic kindness for all, but no vital attachment.
To become indifferent to the attraction of outer objects is one of the first rules of yoga, for this non-attachment liberates the inner being into peace and the true consciousness.
Even after the liberation, one has to remain vigilant, for often these things go out and remain at a far distance, waiting to see if under any circumstances in any condition they can make a rush and recover their kingdom. If there has been an entire purification down to the depths and nothing is there to open the gate, then they cannot do it.
Attachment to things ::: the physical rejection of them is not the best way to get rid of it. Accept what is given you, ask for what is needed and think no more of it - attaching no importance, using them when you have, not troubled if you have not. That is the best way of getting rid of the attachment.


attaint ::: v. t. --> To attain; to get act; to hit.
To find guilty; to convict; -- said esp. of a jury on trial for giving a false verdict.
To subject (a person) to the legal condition formerly resulting from a sentence of death or outlawry, pronounced in respect of treason or felony; to affect by attainder.
To accuse; to charge with a crime or a dishonorable act.


augustinian ::: n. --> A member of one of the religious orders called after St. Augustine; an Austin friar.
One of a class of divines, who, following St. Augustine, maintain that grace by its nature is effectual absolutely and creatively, not relatively and conditionally. ::: a.


auriscope ::: n. --> An instrument for examining the condition of the ear.

author ::: 1. An originator or creator, one who originates or gives existence to anything. 2. He who gives rise to or causes an action, event, circumstance, state, or condition of things. 3. The composer or writer of a treatise, play, poem, book, etc. authors.

autochthony ::: n. --> An aboriginal or autochthonous condition.

automatical ::: a. --> Having an inherent power of action or motion.
Pertaining to, or produced by, an automaton; of the nature of an automaton; self-acting or self-regulating under fixed conditions; -- esp. applied to machinery or devices in which certain things formerly or usually done by hand are done by the machine or device itself; as, the automatic feed of a lathe; automatic gas lighting; an automatic engine or switch; an automatic mouse.
Not voluntary; not depending on the will; mechanical;


AVATARA ::: One in whom the Divine Consciousness has descended into human birth for a great world-work; the Incarnation; Spirit descending into man; Descent into form; the revelation of the Godhead in humanity; the Divine who has descended into the human consciousness; coming down of the Divine below the line which divides the divine from the human world or status.
An Avatar, roughly speaking, is one who is conscious of the presence and power of the Divine born in him or descended into him governing from within his will and life action; he feels identified inwardly with this divine power and presence.
He is a realiser, an establisher - not of outward things only, though he does realise something in the outward also, but of something essential and radical needed for the terrestrial evolution which is the evolution of the embodied spirit through successive stages towards the Divine.
There are two sides of the phenomenon of avatarhood, the Divine Consciousness and the instrumental personality in Nature under the conditions of Nature which it uses according to the rules of the game.
The Avatar takes upon himself the nature of humanity in his instrumental parts, though the consciousness acting behind is divine.


away ::: adv. --> From a place; hence.
Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home.
Aside; off; in another direction.
From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away.
On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing


A word coined by Sri Aurobindo. The suffix ity is used to form abstract nouns expressing state or condition. Hence, cosmicity refers to a cosmic state or condition.

bachelorhood ::: n. --> The state or condition of being a bachelor; bachelorship.

background ::: n.** 1. The general scene or surface against which designs, patterns, or figures are represented or viewed. 2. Fig. The complex of physical, cultural, and psychological factors that serves as the environment of an event or experience; the set of conditions against which an occurrence is perceived. backgrounds. adj. 3.** Of, pertaining to, or serving as a background.

baldness ::: n. --> The state or condition of being bald; as, baldness of the head; baldness of style.

barbarism ::: n. --> An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness.
A barbarous, cruel, or brutal action; an outrage.
An offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language. See Solecism.


barrenness ::: n. --> The condition of being barren; sterility; unproductiveness.

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

bastioned ::: 1. Anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality, condition, etc. 2. A well-fortified position, a defensive stronghold.

conditioned ::: made suitable for a given purpose.

conditions ::: circumstances that are indispensable to the appearance or occurrence of another; prerequisites.

become ::: p. p. --> of Become ::: v. i. --> To pass from one state to another; to enter into some state or condition, by a change from another state, or by assuming or receiving new properties or qualities, additional matter, or a new character.

beeriness ::: n. --> Beery condition.

beggarhood ::: n. --> The condition of being a beggar; also, the class of beggars.

beggarly ::: a. --> In the condition of, or like, a beggar; suitable for a beggar; extremely indigent; poverty-stricken; mean; poor; contemptible.
Produced or occasioned by beggary. ::: adv. --> In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of a beggar.


being ::: 1. The state or quality of having existence. 2. The totality of all things that exist. 3. One"s basic or essential nature; self. 4. All the qualities constituting one that exists; the essence. 5. A person; human being. 6. The Divine, the Supreme; God. Being, being"s, Being"s, beings, Beings, beings", earth-being"s, earth-beings, fragment-being, non-being, non-being"s, Non-Being, Non-Being"s, world-being"s.

Sri Aurobindo: "Pure Being is the affirmation by the Unknowable of Itself as the free base of all cosmic existence.” *The Life Divine :::

   "The Absolute manifests itself in two terms, a Being and a Becoming. The Being is the fundamental reality; the Becoming is an effectual reality: it is a dynamic power and result, a creative energy and working out of the Being, a constantly persistent yet mutable form, process, outcome of its immutable formless essence.” *The Life Divine

"What is original and eternal for ever in the Divine is the Being, what is developed in consciousness, conditions, forces, forms, etc., by the Divine Power is the Becoming. The eternal Divine is the Being; the universe in Time and all that is apparent in it is a Becoming.” Letters on Yoga

"Being and Becoming, One and Many are both true and are both the same thing: Being is one, Becomings are many; but this simply means that all Becomings are one Being who places Himself variously in the phenomenal movement of His consciousness.” The Upanishads :::

   "Our whole apparent life has only a symbolic value & is good & necessary as a becoming; but all becoming has being for its goal & fulfilment & God is the only being.” *Essays Divine and Human

"Our being is a roughly constituted chaos into which we have to introduce the principle of a divine order.” The Synthesis of Yoga*


BEING AND BECOMING. ::: What is original and eternal for ever in the Divine Is the -Being, what is developed in conscious- ness, conditions, forces, forms etc., by the Divine Power is the

benightment ::: n. --> The condition of being benighted.

bestead ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Bestead ::: v. t. --> To put in a certain situation or condition; to circumstance; to place.
To put in peril; to beset.
To serve; to assist; to profit; to avail.


bimastism ::: n. --> The condition of having two mammae or teats.

bindingness ::: n. --> The condition or property of being binding; obligatory quality.

birth ::: n. --> The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; -- generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son.
Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction.
The condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency.
The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth.


blind ::: a. --> Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight.
Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.
Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to a person who is blind; not well marked or easily discernible; hidden;


blindness ::: n. --> State or condition of being blind, literally or figuratively.

Bliss and oneness are the essential condition of the absolute reality, and love as the most characteristic dynamic power of bliss and oneness must support fundamentally and colour their activities.

bloomingness ::: n. --> A blooming condition.

bloom ::: n. **1. The flower of a plant. 2. Fig. A condition or time of vigour, freshness, and beauty; prime. 3. Fig. Glowing charm; delicate beauty. blooms. v. 4. To bear flowers; to blossom. Also fig. 5. To be in a healthy, glowing, or flourishing condition. 6. To flourish or grow. 7. To cause to flourish or grow; to flourish. Chiefly fig. blooms, bloomed.**

bondage ::: a. --> The state of being bound; condition of being under restraint; restraint of personal liberty by compulsion; involuntary servitude; slavery; captivity.
Obligation; tie of duty.
Villenage; tenure of land on condition of doing the meanest services for the owner.


bond service ::: --> The condition of a bond servant; service without wages; slavery.

boniness ::: n. --> The condition or quality of being bony.

brachycephalism ::: n. --> The state or condition of being brachycephalic; shortness of head.

Brahmarandhra downward. People went above this only in samadhi or in a condition of static mukii without any dynamic descent. All that was dynamic took place in the region of the spiritualised mental and vital-physical consciousness.

brassiness ::: n. --> The state, condition, or quality of being brassy.

breaking-point ::: the point at which a condition or situation becomes critical.

brevetcy ::: n. --> The rank or condition of a brevet officer.

broadness ::: n. --> The condition or quality of being broad; breadth; coarseness; grossness.

bromism ::: n. --> A diseased condition produced by the excessive use of bromine or one of its compounds. It is characterized by mental dullness and muscular weakness.

brushiness ::: n. --> The quality of resembling a brush; brushlike condition; shagginess.

bud ::: 1. A rudimentary inflorescence, i.e. flower bud. 2. *Fig. Something in an undeveloped or immature condition. *buds, honey-buds, lotus-bud.

bunchiness ::: n. --> The quality or condition of being bunchy; knobbiness.

bushiness ::: n. --> The condition or quality of being bushy.

But peace is the first condition without which nothing else can be stable.

But the supreme Grace will act only In the conditions of the

“But when I speak of the Divine Will, I mean something different,—something that has descended here into an evolutionary world of Ignorance, standing at the back of things, pressing on the Darkness with its Light, leading things presently towards the best possible in the conditions of a world of Ignorance and leading it eventually towards a descent of a greater power of the Divine, which will be not an omnipotence held back and conditioned by the law of the world as it is, but in full action and therefore bringing the reign of light, peace, harmony, joy, love, beauty and Ananda, for these are the Divine Nature.” Letters on Yoga

cachaemia ::: n. --> A degenerated or poisoned condition of the blood.

cachexy ::: n. --> A condition of ill health and impairment of nutrition due to impoverishment of the blood, esp. when caused by a specific morbid process (as cancer or tubercle).

calcify ::: v. t. --> To make stony or calcareous by the deposit or secretion of salts of lime. ::: v. i. --> To become changed into a stony or calcareous condition, in which lime is a principal ingredient, as in the formation of teeth.

calculate ::: v. i. --> To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.
To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one&


caller ::: n. --> One who calls. ::: a. --> Cool; refreshing; fresh; as, a caller day; the caller air.
Fresh; in good condition; as, caller berrings.


calm ::: “Calm is a still unmoved condition which no disturbance can affect—it is a less negative condition than quiet.” Letters on Yoga

calm ::: n. 1. Serenity; tranquillity; peace. 2. Nearly or completely motionless as a condition of no wind. Calm, Calm"s, calms, calmness. adj. 3. Not excited or agitated; composed; tranquil; 4. Without rough motion; still or nearly still. calmer, calm-lipped, stone-calm. *adv. calmly.
Sri Aurobindo: "Calm is a still unmoved condition which no disturbance can affect — it is a less negative condition than quiet.” Letters on Yoga*
"Calm is a positive tranquillity which can exist in spite of superficial disturbances.” *Letters on Yoga
"Calm is a strong and positive quietude, firm and solid — ordinary quietude is mere negation, simply the absence of disturbance.” *Letters on Yoga
"But more powerful still is the giving up of the fruit of one"s works, because that immediately destroys all causes of disturbance and brings and preserves automatically an inner calm and peace, and calm and peace are the foundation on which all else becomes perfect and secure in possession by the tranquil spirit.” Essays on the Gita
The Mother: "Calm is self-possessed strength, quiet and conscious energy, mastery of the impulses, control over the unconscious reflexes.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 14*.


CALM. ::: Unmoved condition which no disturbance can affect; it is a less negative condition than quiet ; a positive tranquillity which can exist in spite of superficial disturbances ; a strong and positive quietude, firm’ and solid, ' )

candor ::: n. --> Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence.
A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity.


capillarity ::: n. --> The quality or condition of being capillary.
The peculiar action by which the surface of a liquid, where it is in contact with a solid (as in a capillary tube), is elevated or depressed; capillary attraction.


captainship ::: n. --> The condition, rank, post, or authority of a captain or chief commander.
Military skill; as, to show good captainship.


cardinalship ::: n. --> The condition, dignity, of office of a cardinal

carte blanche ::: --> A blank paper, with a person&

catastasis ::: n. --> That part of a speech, usually the exordium, in which the orator sets forth the subject matter to be discussed.
The state, or condition of anything; constitution; habit of body.


catechumenate ::: n. --> The state or condition of a catechumen or the time during which one is a catechumen.

categorical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a category.
Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; express; as, a categorical proposition, or answer.


category ::: n. --> One of the highest classes to which the objects of knowledge or thought can be reduced, and by which they can be arranged in a system; an ultimate or undecomposable conception; a predicament.
Class; also, state, condition, or predicament; as, we are both in the same category.


catelectrotonus ::: n. --> The condition of increased irritability of a nerve in the region of the cathode or negative electrode, on the passage of a current of electricity through it.

cease ::: v. 1. To come to an end; stop. 2. To put an end to a condition or state of being; discontinue. 3. To come to an end; pass away; no longer exist. ceases, ceased* *n. 4.** Cessation.

celebrity ::: n. --> Celebration; solemnization.
The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; as, the celebrity of Washington.
A person of distinction or renown; -- usually in the plural; as, he is one of the celebrities of the place.


cense ::: n. --> A census; -- also, a public rate or tax.
Condition; rank. ::: v. t. --> To perfume with odors from burning gums and spices. ::: v. i.


centralism ::: n. --> The state or condition of being central; the combination of several parts into one whole; centralization.
The system by which power is centralized, as in a government.


cerebropathy ::: n. --> A hypochondriacal condition verging upon insanity, occurring in those whose brains have been unduly taxed; -- called also brain fag.

cerebroscopy ::: n. --> Examination of the brain for the diagnosis of disease; esp., the act or process of diagnosticating the condition of the brain by examination of the interior of the eye (as with an ophthalmoscope).

certainty ::: n. --> The quality, state, or condition, of being certain.
A fact or truth unquestionable established.
Clearness; freedom from ambiguity; lucidity.


cessavit ::: n. --> A writ given by statute to recover lands when the tenant has for two years failed to perform the conditions of his tenure.

chance ::: n. --> A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity other than a force, law, or purpose; fortune; fate; -- in this sense often personified.
The operation or activity of such agent.
The supposed effect of such an agent; something that befalls, as the result of unknown or unconsidered forces; the issue of uncertain conditions; an event not calculated upon; an unexpected occurrence; a happening; accident; fortuity; casualty.


—Change is evidently the change of some form or state of existence from one condition to another condition.” Essays Divine and Human

chaos ::: 1. The infinity of space or formless matter supposed to have preceded the existence of the ordered universe. 2. A condition, place, or state of great disorder or confusion. 3. A disorderly mass; a jumble. Chaos.

chaos ::: n. --> An empty, immeasurable space; a yawning chasm.
The confused, unorganized condition or mass of matter before the creation of distinct and orderly forms.
Any confused or disordered collection or state of things; a confused mixture; confusion; disorder.


chattelism ::: n. --> The act or condition of holding chattels; the state of being a chattel.

check ::: n. --> A word of warning denoting that the king is in danger; such a menace of a player&

check ::: v. 1. To investigate, examine or verify as to correctness; examine carefully or in detail; to ascertain the truth about. 2. To inspect so as to determine accuracy, authenticity, quality, or other condition; test. checked.* n. *3. A person or thing that stops, limits, slows, or restrains.

chichevache ::: n. --> A fabulous cow of enormous size, whose food was patient wives, and which was therefore in very lean condition.

childhood ::: n. --> The state of being a child; the time in which persons are children; the condition or time from infancy to puberty.
Children, taken collectively.
The commencement; the first period.


circumstance ::: 1. A condition, fact or detail attending an event and having some bearing on it; a determining or modifying factor. 2. A particular incident or occurrence. Circumstance.

cittakasa. These may be transcriptions there or impresses of physical things, persons, scenes, happenings, whatever is, was or will be or may be in the ph^ical universe. These images are very variously seen and under all kinds of conditions ; in samadhi or in the waking stale, and in the latter with the bodily eyes closed or open, projected on or into a physical object or medium or seen as if materialised in the physical atmosphere or only in a psychical ether revealing itself through this grosser physical atmosphere ; seen through the physical eyes themselves as a secondary instrument and as if under the conditions of the physical vision or by the psychical vision alone and indepen- dently of the relations of our ordinary sight to space. The real agent is always the psychical sight and the power indicates that the consciousness is more or less awake, intermittently or nor- mally and more or less perfectly, in the psj’chical body. It is possible to see In this way the transcriptions or impressions of things at any distance beyond the range of the physical vision or the images of the past or the future.

— clalraudience, clairsenticnce arc the more external manifesta- tions, — with precisely the same range each in its own kind, the same fields and manner and conditions and saricties of their phenomena.

clauses, items, points, or particulars in a contract, treaty, or other formal agreement; conditions or stipulations in a contract.

climes ::: 1. Poetic: Regions or their climates; atmospheres. 2. The prevailing attitudes, standards or conditions of a group, period, or place.

colonist ::: Madhav: “King Aswapathy had come to birth on earth with a special mission from the higher realms of the Spirit: to prepare the conditions for a divine advent, to embody in himself the soul of evolving humanity and to develop its aspiration for the Divine Life. he was conscious of the purpose for which he had sojourned in this mortal Nature and strove to extend here the reign of his native country of Infinity and Immortality.

comforts ::: a condition or feeling of pleasurable ease, well-being, and contentment.

concentration ::: “Concentration is a gathering together of the consciousness and either centralising at one point or turning on a single object, e.g., the Divine; there can also be a gathered condition throughout the whole being, not at a point. In meditation it is not indispensable to gather like this, one can simply remain with a quiet mind thinking of one subject or observing what comes in the consciousness and dealing with it.” Letters on Yoga

CONCENTRATION ::: Fixing the consciousness in one place or on one object and in a single condition.

A gathering together of the consciousness and either centralising at one point or turning on a single object, e.g. the Divine; there can also be a gathered condition throughout the whole being, not at a point.

Concentration is necessary, first to turn the whole will and mind from the discursive divagation natural to them, following a dispersed movement of the thoughts, running after many-branching desires, led away in the track of the senses and the outward mental response to phenomena; we have to fix the will and the thought on the eternal and real behind all, and this demands an immense effort, a one-pointed concentration. Secondly, it is necessary in order to break down the veil which is erected by our ordinary mentality between ourselves and the truth; for outer knowledge can be picked up by the way, by ordinary attention and reception, but the inner, hidden and higher truth can only be seized by an absolute concentration of the mind on its object, an absolute concentration of the will to attain it and, once attained, to hold it habitually and securely unite oneself with it.

Centre of Concentration: The two main places where one can centre the consciousness for yoga are in the head and in the heart - the mind-centre and the soul-centre.

Brain concentration is always a tapasyā and necessarily brings a strain. It is only if one is lifted out of the brain mind altogether that the strain of mental concentration disappears.

At the top of the head or above it is the right place for yogic concentration in reading or thinking.

In whatever centre the concentration takes place, the yoga force generated extends to the others and produces concentration or workings there.

Modes of Concentration: There is no harm in concentrating sometimes in the heart and sometimes above the head. But concentration in either place does not mean keeping the attention fixed on a particular spot; you have to take your station of consciousness in either place and concentrate there not on the place, but on the Divine. This can be done with eyes shut or with eyes open, according as it best suits.

If one concentrates on a thought or a word, one has to dwell on the essential idea contained in the word with the aspiration to feel the thing which it expresses.

There is no method in this yoga except to concentrate, preferably in the heart, and call the presence and power of the Mother to take up the being and by the workings of her force to transform the consciousness; one can concentrate also in the head or between the eye-brows, but for many this is a too difficult opening. When the mind falls quiet and the concentration becomes strong and the aspiration intense, then there is a beginning of experience. The more the faith, the more rapid the result is likely to be.

Powers (three) of Concentration ::: By concentration on anything whatsoever we are able to know that thing, to make it deliver up its concealed secrets; we must use this power to know not things, but the one Thing-in-itself. By concentration again the whole will can be gathered up for the acquisition of that which is still ungrasped, still beyond us; this power, if it is sufficiently trained, sufficiently single-minded, sufficiently sincere, sure of itself, faithful to itself alone, absolute in faith, we can use for the acquisition of any object whatsoever; but we ought to use it not for the acquisition of the many objects which the world offers to us, but to grasp spiritually that one object worthy of pursuit which is also the one subject worthy of knowledge. By concentration of our whole being on one status of itself we can become whatever we choose ; we can become, for instance, even if we were before a mass of weaknesses and fears, a mass instead of strength and courage, or we can become all a great purity, holiness and peace or a single universal soul of Love ; but we ought, it is said, to use this power to become not even these things, high as they may be in comparison with what we now are, but rather to become that which is above all things and free from all action and attributes, the pure and absolute Being. All else, all other concentration can only be valuable for preparation, for previous steps, for a gradual training of the dissolute and self-dissipating thought, will and being towards their grand and unique object.

Stages in Concentration (Rajayogic) ::: that in which the object is seized, that in which it is held, that in which the mind is lost in the status which the object represents or to which the concentration leads.

Concentration and Meditation ::: Concentration means fixing the consciousness in one place or one object and in a single condition Meditation can be diffusive,e.g. thinking about the Divine, receiving impressions and discriminating, watching what goes on in the nature and acting upon it etc. Meditation is when the inner mind is looking at things to get the right knowledge.

vide Dhyāna.


"Concentration means fixing the consciousness in one place or on one object and in a single condition.” Letters on Yoga

“Concentration means fixing the consciousness in one place or on one object and in a single condition.” Letters on Yoga

Conditions essfntitd for meditation ::: There are no essential external conditions, but solitude and seclusion at the time of meditation as as stillness of the body arc helpful, sometimes almost necessary to the beginner. Bui one should not bound b' external conditions. Once the habit of meditation is formed, it should be mads possible to do it in all circumstances, l.ving. sitting, walking, alone, in company, in silettce or in the midst of noise etc. The first imeroal condition necessary is concentration of the will against the obstacles to meditation. i.e. wandermg of the mind, forgetfulness, sfeep, phjsieal and nervous impatience and restlessness etc. The second is an increasing purity and calm of the inner consciousness (citia) out of which thought and emotion arise, i.e. a freedom frona all disturb i ng reactions, such as anger, grief, depression, anxiet>' about w-orldly happenings etc. Mental perfection and moral are always closely allied to each other.

Conditions for reception of intuition ::: To have the true intui- tion one must get rid of the mind’s self-will and vital’s also, their

Conditions lor equality ::: Complete samata takes long to establish and it is dependent on three things ::: the soul’s self- giving to the Divine by an inner surrender, the descent of the spiritual calm and peace from above and the steady, long and persistent rejection of all egoistic, rajasic and other feelings that contradict samata.

Conditions of descent t Thece must be a total and sincere surrender ; there must be an cxcIosHt self-opening to the divine

Conditions of Transformafirm ::: If you desire this transforma- tion, put yourself in the hands of the Mother and her Powers without cavil or resistance and let her do unhindered her work within you. Three things you roust have, consciousness, plasti- city, unreserved surrender. For you must be conscious in your mind and soul and heart and life and the very cells of your body, aware of the Mother and her Powers and their working ; for although she can and does work in yt)u even in your obscurity and your unconscious parts and moments, it is not the same thing as when you are in an awakened and living communion with her. All your nature must be plasUc to her touch, — • not questioning as the self-sufficient ignorant mind questions and doubts and disputes and is the enemy of its enlightenment and change ; not insisting on its own movements as the vital In man insists and persistently opposes its rcfractoiy desires and ill-wilt to every divine influence ; not obstructing and entrenched m

conscious ::: 1. Having an awareness of one"s environment and one"s own existence, sensations, and thoughts. 2. Conscious implies being awake or awakened to an inner realization of a fact, a truth, a condition. half-conscious, half-consciously.

Consciousness has not taken up the entire control of our God- ward endeavour. The working of the DIvme Force in m under the conditions of the transition and the tight of the psychic being turning us alw’aj'S towards a conscious and seeing obedience to that higher impulsion and away from the demands and instiga- tions of the Forces of the Ignorance, these between them create an ever progressive inner Jaw of our action which continues rilJ the spiritual and supramental can be established in our nature.

Consciousness is usually identified with mind, but mental consciousness is only the human range. There are ranges of consciousness above and below the human range, with which the normal human has no contact and they seem to it uncons- cious, — supraroental or overmental and submental ranges.
By consciousness is meant something which is essentially the same throughout but variable in status, condition and operation, in which in some grades or conditions the activities we call consciousness exist cither in a suppressed or an unorganised or a differently organised state.
It is not composed of parts, it is fundamental to being and itself formulates any parts it chooses to manifest, developing them from above downward by a progressive coming down from spiri- tual levels towards involution in matter or formulating them In an upward working in the from what wc call evolution.


consequence ::: 1. Something that logically or naturally follows from an action or condition. 2. Significance; importance.

contact ::: 1. A coming together or touching, as of objects, surfaces or people. 2. The state or condition of touching or of immediate proximity. contact"s, contacts.

continues ::: goes on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persists. continuing.

cosmicity ("s) ::: a word coined by Sri Aurobindo. The suffix ity is used to form abstract nouns expressing state or condition. Hence, cosmicity refers to a cosmic state or condition.

cosmos ::: “But if the individual is a persistent reality, an eternal portion or power of the Eternal, if his growth of consciousness is the means by which the Spirit in things discloses its being, the cosmos reveals itself as a conditioned manifestation of the play of the eternal One in the being of Sachchidananda with the eternal Many.” The Life Divine

creation ::: “Creation is not a making of something out of nothing or of one thing out of another, but a self-projection of Brahman into the conditions of Space and Time. Creation is not a making, but a becoming in terms and forms of conscious existence.” The Upanishads

dark ::: adj. 1. Lacking or having very little light. 2. Concealed or secret; mysterious. 3. Difficult to understand; obscure. 4. Characterized by gloom; dismal. 5. Fig. Sinister; evil; absent moral or spiritual values. 6. (used of color) Having a dark hue; almost black. 7. Showing a brooding ill humor. 8. Having a complexion that is not fair; swarthy. darker, darkest, dark-browed, dark-robed.* n. 9. Absence of light; dark state or condition; darkness, esp. that of night. 10. A dark place: a place of darkness. 11. The condition of being hidden from view, obscure, or unknown; obscurity. *in the dark: in concealment or secrecy.

darkness ::: 1. Absence of light or illumination. 2. Fig. Absence of moral or spiritual values. 3. Obscurity; lack of knowledge or enlightenment; an unenlightened state. 4. A condition of secrecy, mystery, characterized by things hidden. 5. Wickedness or evil. Darkness, darkness", darknesses.

decadence ::: 1. The act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay. 2. Moral degeneration; turpitude.

Desire-rejection ::: the rejection of desire is essentially the rejection of the element of craving, putting that out from the consciousness itself as a foreign clement not belonging to the true self and the inner nature. But refusal to indulge the sugges- tions of desire is also a part of the rejection ; to abstain from the action suggested, if it is not the right action, must be included in the yogic discipline. The first condition for getting rid of desire is, therefore, to become conscious with the true consciousness *, for then it becomes much easier to dismiss it than when one has to struggle with it as if it were a constituent part of oneself to be thrown out from the being. When the psychic being is in front, then also to get rid of desire becomes easy ; for the psychic being has in itself no desires, it has only aspirations and a seeking and love for the Divine and all things that are or tend towards the Divine.

destiny ::: “Destiny in the rigid sense applies only to the outer being so long as it lives in the Ignorance. What we call destiny is only in fact the result of the present condition of the being and the nature and energies it has accumulated in the past acting on each other and determining the present attempts and their future results. But as soon as one enters the path of spiritual life, this old predetermined destiny begins to recede. There comes in a new factor, the Divine Grace, the help of a higher Divine Force other than the force of Karma, which can lift the sadhak beyond the present possibilities of his nature. One’s spiritual destiny is then the divine election which ensures the future.” Letters on Yoga

DESTINY. ::: Destiny in the ripd sense applies only to the outer being so long as it lives in the Ignorance. What we call destiny is only in fact the result of the present condition of the being and the nature and energies it has accumulated in the past acting on each other and detenmning the present attempts and their future results. But as soon as one enters the path of spiri- tual life, this old predetermined destiny begins to recede. There comes in a new factor, the Divine Grace, the help of a higher

destruction ::: 1. The act of destroying. 2. The condition of having been destroyed; annihilation. Destruction"s.

"Destruction is always a simultaneous or alternate element which keeps pace with creation and it is by destroying and renewing that the Master of Life does his long work of preservation. More, destruction is the first condition of progress. Inwardly, the man who does not destroy his lower self-formations, cannot rise to a greater existence. Outwardly also, the nation or community or race which shrinks too long from destroying and replacing its past forms of life, is itself destroyed, rots and perishes and out of its debris other nations, communities and races are formed. By destruction of the old giant occupants man made himself a place upon earth. By destruction of the Titans the gods maintain the continuity of the divine Law in the cosmos. Whoever prematurely attempts to get rid of this law of battle and destruction, strives vainly against the greater will of the World-Spirit.” Essays on the Gita

“Destruction is always a simultaneous or alternate element which keeps pace with creation and it is by destroying and renewing that the Master of Life does his long work of preservation. More, destruction is the first condition of progress. Inwardly, the man who does not destroy his lower self-formations, cannot rise to a greater existence. Outwardly also, the nation or community or race which shrinks too long from destroying and replacing its past forms of life, is itself destroyed, rots and perishes and out of its debris other nations, communities and races are formed. By destruction of the old giant occupants man made himself a place upon earth. By destruction of the Titans the gods maintain the continuity of the divine Law in the cosmos. Whoever prematurely attempts to get rid of this law of battle and destruction, strives vainly against the greater will of the World-Spirit.” Essays on the Gita

difference ::: 1. The quality or condition of being unlike or dissimilar. 2. An instance of disparity or unlikeness. differences.

difficulty ::: 1. The condition or quality of being difficult; 2. Something that is hard to do, understand or surmount; an impediment or obstacle.

disguise ::: n. 1. A mask, costume, or manner that conceals the identity of. 2. Something that serves or is intended for concealment of identity, character, or quality; a deceptive covering, condition, manner, etc. 3. The state of being disguised; masquerade. disguises, self-disguise. v. 4. To hide under a false appearance. disguised.

distance ::: 1. The extent of space between two objects or the fact or condition of being apart in space; remoteness. 2. The interval between two points of time; an extent of time. 3. Separation or remoteness in relationship; disparity. distances.

Divine Will is something that has descended here into an evolutionary world of Ignorance, standing at the back of things, pressing on the ‘Darkness with its Light, leading things presently towards the best possible in the conditions of a world of Ignorance and leading it eventually towards a descent of a greater power of the Divine, which will be not an omnipotence held back and conditioned by the law of the world as it is, but in full action and therefore bringing the reign of light, peace, harmony, joy, love, beauty, and Ananda, for these arc the Divine Nature.

downward ::: adj. 1. Descending from a source or beginning. 2. Moving or tending to a lower place or condition. 3. Toward a lower amount, degree, or rank. adv. 4. Spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position.

dragon of the dark foundation ::: Sri Aurobindo: "All this action and struggle and ascension is supported by Heaven our Father and Earth our Mother, Parents of the Gods, who sustain respectively the purely mental and psychic and the physical consciousness. Their large and free scope is the condition of our achievement. Vayu, Master of life, links them together by the mid-air, the region of vital force. And there are other deities, — Parjanya, giver of the rain of heaven; Dadhikravan, the divine war-horse, a power of Agni; the mystic Dragon of the Foundations; Trita Aptya who on the third plane of existence consummates our triple being; and more besides.” The Secret of the Veda

DREAMS. ::: Sometimes they are the formations of your own mind or vital ; sometimes they are the formations of other minds wth an exact or modified transcription in yours ; sometimes for- mations come that are made by the non-human forces or beings of these other planes. These things are not true and need not become true in the physical world, but they may still have effects on the physical if they are framed wlh that purpose or that tendency and, if they are allowed, they may realise their events or their meaning — for they are most often symbolic or sche- ‘ matic — in the inner or the outer life.

There are other dreams that have not the same character but are a representation or transcription of things that actually hap- pen on other planes, in other worlds under other conditions than ours. There are, again, some dreams that are purely symbolic and some that indicate existing movements and propensities in us.

Symbolic dreams may symbolize anything, forces at play, the underlying structure and tissue of things done or experienced, actual or potential happenings, real or suggested movements or changes in the inner or outer nature. The exact meaning varies with the mind and the condition of the one who sees them.


drowse ::: a sleepy condition; the state of being half asleep; sluggishness, lethargy, torpor. drowsy, half-drowse, world-drowse.

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

Such interval periods come to all and cannot be avoided.

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

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

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

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

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


dumbness ::: the condition of lacking the power of speech; being dumb; muteness.

dwell ::: 1. To live or stay as a permanent resident; reside. 2. To live or continue in a given condition or state. dwells, dwellst, dwelt, dwelling

elements ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The first ripple or vibration in causal matter creates a new and exceedingly fine and pervasive condition of matter called Akasha or Ether; more complex motion evolves out of Ether a somewhat intenser condition which is called Vayu, Air; and so by ever more complex motion with increasing intensity of condition for result, yet three other matter-states are successively developed, Agni or Fire, Apah or Water and Prithvi or Earth.” *Supplement to the Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

elements ::: “The first ripple or vibration in causal matter creates a new and exceedingly fine and pervasive condition of matter called Akasha or Ether; more complex motion evolves out of Ether a somewhat intenser condition which is called Vayu, Air; and so by ever more complex motion with increasing intensity of condition for result, yet three other matter-states are successively developed, Agni or Fire, Apah or Water and Prithvi or Earth.” Supplement to the Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

emerge ::: 1. To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment, or obscurity. 2. To rise or come forth from or as if from water or other liquid. 3. To come into existence; develop. 4. To rise, as from an inferior or unfortunate state or condition. emerges, emerged, emerging.

"Emptiness is not in itself a bad condition, only if it is a sad and restless emptiness of the dissatisfied vital. In sadhana emptiness is very usually a necessary transition from one state to another. When mind and vital fall quiet and their restless movements, thoughts and desires cease, then one feels empty. This is at first often a neutral emptiness with nothing in it, nothing in it either good or bad, happy or unhappy, no impulse or movement. This neutral state is often or even usually followed by the opening to inner experience. There is also an emptiness made of peace and silence, when the peace and silence come out from the psychic within or descend from the higher consciousness above. This is not neutral, for in it there is the sense of peace, often also of wideness and freedom. There is also a happy emptiness with the sense of something close or drawing near which is not yet there, e.g. the closeness of the Mother or some other preparing experience.” Letters on Yoga*

“Emptiness is not in itself a bad condition, only if it is a sad and restless emptiness of the dissatisfied vital. In sadhana emptiness is very usually a necessary transition from one state to another. When mind and vital fall quiet and their restless movements, thoughts and desires cease, then one feels empty. This is at first often a neutral emptiness with nothing in it, nothing in it either good or bad, happy or unhappy, no impulse or movement. This neutral state is often or even usually followed by the opening to inner experience. There is also an emptiness made of peace and silence, when the peace and silence come out from the psychic within or descend from the higher consciousness above. This is not neutral, for in it there is the sense of peace, often also of wideness and freedom. There is also a happy emptiness with the sense of something close or drawing near which is not yet there, e.g. the closeness of the Mother or some other preparing experience.” Letters on Yoga

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

enmity ::: a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism.

ensleeved ::: A word coined by Sri Aurobindo. The prefix en, occurring originally in loanwords from French, forms verbs with the general sense “to cause (a person or thing) to be in” a place, condition, or state. Hence, ensleeved in this instance is “held within a sleeve”.

ensleeved ::: a word coined by Sri Aurobindo. The prefix en, occurring originally in loanwords from French, forms verbs with the general sense "to cause (a person or thing) to be in” a place, condition, or state. Hence, ensleeved in this instance is "held within a sleeve”.

environment ::: the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings; milieu. **environments.

EPILEPSY. ::: Epilepsy is not possession ; it is an attack or at most a temporary seizure. Insanity always indicates posses- sion. The hereditary conditions create a predisposition. It is not possible for a vital Force or Being to invade or take possession unless there are doors open for it to enter. The door may be a vital consent or affinity or a physical defect in the being.

equality ::: “Equality is to remain unmoved within in all conditions.” Letters on Yoga

equality ::: the condition of being equal; sameness; uniformity. equality"s.

Equanimity and peace in all conditions, in all parts of the being is the first foundation of the yogic status. Either Light

EVIL PERSONA. ::: A person greatly endowed for the work has, always or almost alway's, — pwrhaps one ought not to make a too rigid universal rule about these things — a being attached to him, sometimes appearing like a part of him, which is just the contradiction of the thing he centrally represents in the work to be done. Or, if it is not there at first, not bound to his per- sonality, a force of this kind enters into his environment as soon as he begins his movement to realise. Its business seems to be to oppose, to create stumblings and wrong conditions, in a word, to set before him the whole problem of the w’ork he has started to do. It would seem as if the problem could not, in the occult

examined ::: looked at, inspected, or scrutinized carefully or in detail; investigated the condition or qualities of anything.

exile ::: n. 1. Enforced removal from one"s native country. 2. The condition or a period of living away from one"s native country. 3. A person banished or living away from his home or country; expatriate. v. 4. To expel from home or country, esp. by official decree as a punishment; banish. exiles, exiled, self-exiled.

extinction ::: 1. The fact or condition of being extinguished or extinct. 2. Suppression; abolition; annihilation. extinction"s.

::: **"Faith is a certitude in the soul which does not depend on reasoning, on this or that mental idea, on circumstances, on this or that passing condition of the mind or the vital or the body. It may be hidden, eclipsed, may even seem to be quenched, but it reappears again after the storm or the eclipse; it is seen burning still in the soul when one has thought that it was extinguished for ever. The mind may be a shifting sea of doubts and yet that faith may be there within and, if so, it will keep even the doubt-racked mind in the way so that it goes on in spite of itself towards its destined goal. Faith is a spiritual certitude of the spiritual, the divine, the soul"s ideal, something that clings to that even when it is not fulfilled in life, even when the immediate facts or the persistent circumstances seem to deny it.” Letters on Yoga

“Faith is a certitude in the soul which does not depend on reasoning, on this or that mental idea, on circumstances, on this or that passing condition of the mind or the vital or the body. It may be hidden, eclipsed, may even seem to be quenched, but it reappears again after the storm or the eclipse; it is seen burning still in the soul when one has thought that it was extinguished for ever. The mind may be a shifting sea of doubts and yet that faith may be there within and, if so, it will keep even the doubt-racked mind in the way so that it goes on in spite of itself towards its destined goal. Faith is a spiritual certitude of the spiritual, the divine, the soul’s ideal, something that clings to that even when it is not fulfilled in life, even when the immediate facts or the persistent circumstances seem to deny it.” Letters on Yoga

fate ::: “The Indian explanation of fate is Karma. We ourselves are our own fate through our actions, but the fate created by us binds us; for what we have sown, we must reap in this life or another. Still we are creating our fate for the future even while undergoing old fate from the past in the present. That gives a meaning to our will and action and does not, as European critics wrongly believe, constitute a rigid and sterilising fatalism. But again, our will and action can often annul or modify even the past Karma, it is only certain strong effects, called utkata karma, that are non-modifiable. Here too the achievement of the spiritual consciousness and life is supposed to annul or give the power to annul Karma. For we enter into union with the Will Divine, cosmic or transcendent, which can annul what it had sanctioned for certain conditions, new-create what it had created, the narrow fixed lines disappear, there is a more plastic freedom and wideness. Neither Karma nor Astrology therefore points to a rigid and for ever immutable fate.” Letters on Yoga

FATIGUE. ::: In the ordinary condition of the body if you oblige the body to do too much work, it can do with the support of the vital force. But as soon as the work is done, the vital force withdraws and then the body feels fatigue. If this is done too much and for too long a time, there may be a breakdown of health and strength under the oveisOafn. Rest is then needed for recovery. If, however, the mind and the vital get the habit of opening to the Mother’s Force, they are then supported by the Force and may even be fully filled with it — the Force does the work and the body feels no strain or fatigue before or after.

fear ::: n. 1. A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. v. 2. To regard with fear; be afraid of. 3. To have reverential awe of.** fear"s, fears, feared, fearing, fear-filled.

finite ::: 1. Having bounds; limited. 2. Subject to limitations or conditions, as of space, time, circumstances, or the laws of nature. finite"s, finiteness.

FIRST RESPONSES OF THE DIVINE. ::: They come rather as a touch, a pressure ; one must be in a condition to recognise and accept, or it is a voice of assurance, sometimes a very ‘ still small voice ’, a momentary Image or Presence, a whisper of

forced marches ::: marches that are longer than troops are accustomed to and maintained at a faster pace than usual, generally undertaken for a particular objective under emergency conditions.

frequencies ::: the property or condition of occurring at frequent intervals.

gif: is not a freak or an abnormaiity ; it is a universal faculty present in all human beings, but latent in most, in some rarely or intermittently active, occurring as if by accident in others, frequent or normally active in a few. But just as anyone can, uith some training, learn science and do things which would have seemed miracles to his forefathers, so almost anyone, if he wants, can with a little concentration and training develop the faculty of supraphjsical vision. When one starts Yoga, this power is often, though not in\'ariably — for some find it difficult — one of the first to come out from its latent condition and manifest itself, most often without any efTori, Intention or previous know- ledge on the part of the sadhaka. It comes more easily with the eyes shut than with the eyes open, but it does come in both ways. Tlic first sign of its opening in the externalised way is very often that seeing of “sparkles’* or small luminous dots, shapes, etc. ; a second is, often enough, most easily, round lumi- nous objects like a star ; seeing of colours 1$ a third initial experi- cnee — but (hey do not alw'ay's come in that order.

gift is not a freak or an abnonnality ; it is a universal faculty present in all human beings, but latent In most, in some rarely or intermittently active, occurring as if by accident in others, frequent or normally active in a few. But just as aayoas can, with some training, learn sdence and do things which would have seemed miracles to his forefathers, so almost anyone, if he wants, can with a little concentration and training develop the faculty of supraphysical rision. When one starts Yoga, this power is often, though not invariably — for some find it diScult — one of the first to come out from its latent condition and manifest itself, most often without any effort, intention or previous know- ledge on the part of the sadbaka. It comes more easily with the eyes shut than with the eyes open, but it does come in both ways. The first sign of its opening in the externalised way is very often that seeing of “ sparkles ” or small luminous dots, shapes, etc. ; a second is, often enough, most easily, round lumi- nous objects like a star ; seeing of colours is a third initial experi- ence'— but they do not always come in that order.

grace ::: n. **1. Elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action. 2. Favour or goodwill. 3. A manifestation of favour, especially by a superior. 4. Theol. a. The freely given, unmerited favour and love of God. b. The influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them. c. A virtue or excellence of divine origin. d. The condition of being in God"s favour or one of the elect. 5. Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people. v. 6. To lend or add grace to; adorn. graced, graceful, graceless.**

guarantee ::: something that assures a particular outcome or condition.

half-way ::: adv. 1. At or to half the distance; at or to the middle. adj. **2.** Midway between two points or conditions.

hardship ::: conditions of life difficult to endure; extreme privation; suffering.

harnessed ::: brought under conditions for effective use; gained control over for a particular end.

Hathayoga with its physical material, first to purify and to tran- quillisc. The normal state of man is a condition of trouble and disorder, a kingdom either at war with itself or badly governed ; for the lord, the Purusha, is subjected to his ministers the facul- ties, subjected even to his subjects, the instruments of sensation, emotion, action, enjoyment. Suarajya. self-rule, must be sub- stituted for this subjection. Fits!, therefore, the powers of ordei must be helped to overcome the powers of disorder. The pre- liminary movement of Rajayoga is a careful self-discipline by which good habits of mind are substituted for the lawless move- ments that indulge the lower nervous being. By the practice of

heaven ::: 1. Any of the places in or beyond the sky conceived of as domains of divine beings in various religions. 2. The sky or universe as seen from the earth; the firmament. 3.* Fig. A condition or place of great happiness, delight, or pleasure. *Heaven, heaven"s, Heaven"s, heavens, heaven-air, heaven-bare, heaven-bliss, heaven-born, heaven-bound, heaven-fire, heaven-hints, heaven-leap, Heaven-light, heaven-lights, Heaven-nature"s, heaven-nymphs, heaven-pillaring, heaven-pleased, heaven-rapture"s, heaven-sent, heaven-sentience, heaven-surrounded, heaven-truth, heaven-use, heaven-worlds.

"He [man] is a soul and not a body and his earthly life is a means by which he determines the future conditions of his spiritual being.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“He [man] is a soul and not a body and his earthly life is a means by which he determines the future conditions of his spiritual being.” The Synthesis of Yoga

Hostile Forces have a certain self-chosen function ::: it is to test the condition of the individual, of the work, of the earth itself and their readiness for the spiritual descent and fulfilment.

How the being receives the higher dynamism depends on the condition of the body or rather of the physical and most material consciousness. In one condition it is tamasic, inert, unopen and cannot bear or cannot receive or cannot contain the force ; in another rajas predominates and tries to seize on the dynamism, but wastes and spills and loses it ; in another, there is receptivity, harmony, balance and the result is a harmonious action without strain or eflort.

:::   "Identity is the first truth of existence; division is the second truth; all division is a division in oneness. There is one Existence which looks at itself from many self-divided unities observing other similar and dissimilar self-divided unities by the device of division. Being is one; division is a device or a secondary condition of consciousness; but the primary truth of consciousness also is a truth of oneness and identity.” Essays Divine and Human

“Identity is the first truth of existence; division is the second truth; all division is a division in oneness. There is one Existence which looks at itself from many self-divided unities observing other similar and dissimilar self-divided unities by the device of division. Being is one; division is a device or a secondary condition of consciousness; but the primary truth of consciousness also is a truth of oneness and identity.” Essays Divine and Human

If part of the being surrenders, but another part reserves itself, follows its own way or makes its own conditions, then each time that that happens, you are yourself pushing the divine Grace away from you. '

If we regard the Powers of the Reality as so many Godheads, we can say that the Overmind releases a million Godheads into action, each empowered to create its own world, each world capable of relation, communication and interplay with the others. There are in the Veda different formulations of the nature of the Gods: it is said they are all one Existence to which the sages give different names; yet each God is worshipped as if he by himself is that Existence, one who is all the other Gods together or contains them in his being; and yet again each is a separate Deity acting sometimes in unison with companion deities, sometimes separately, sometimes even in apparent opposition to other Godheads of the same Existence. In the Supermind all this would be held together as a harmonised play of the one Existence; in the Overmind each of these three conditions could be a separate action or basis of action and have its own principle of development and consequences and yet each keep the power to combine with the others in a more composite harmony. As with the One Existence, so with its Consciousness and Force. The One Consciousness is separated into many independent forms of consciousness and knowledge; each follows out its own line of truth which it has to realise. The one total and many-sided Real-Idea is split up into its many sides; each becomes an independent Idea-Force with the power to realise itself. The one Consciousness-Force is liberated into its million forces, and each of these forces has the right to fulfil itself or to assume, if needed, a hegemony and take up for its own utility the other forces. So too the Delight of Existence is loosed out into all manner of delights and each can carry in itself its independent fullness or sovereign extreme. Overmind thus gives to the One Existence-Consciousness-Bliss the character of a teeming of infinite possibilities which can be developed into a multitude of worlds or thrown together into one world in which the endlessly variable…

imperfection ::: 1. The quality or condition of being imperfect; incomplete; defective. 2. Something imperfect; a defect or flaw. imperfection"s, imperfections.

In a more outward sense the word Silence is applied to the condition in which there is no movement of thought or feeling etc., only a great stillness of the mind.” Letters on Yoga*;

In a more outward sense the word Silence is applied to the condition in which there is no movement of thought or feeling etc., only a great stillness of the mind.” Letters on Yoga

Inertia and exercise ::: Physical tamas In its roots can be removed only by the descent and the transformation, but physical exercise and regular activity of the body can always prevent a tamasic condition from prevailing In the body.-

inferno ::: a place or condition suggestive of hell, especially with respect to human suffering or death; the infernal regions. Inferno"s.

infinity ::: 1. The quality or condition of being infinite or without limits. 2. An indefinitely large number, amount and expanse of space or time.

INNER SIGHT. ::: When one tries to meditate, the first obstacle in the beginning is sleep. When you get over this obstacle, there comes a condition in which, with the eyes closed, you begin to see things, people, scenes of all kinds. It is a good sign and means that you are making progress in yoga. There is, besides the outer physical sight which sees external objects, an inner .sight in us which can see things yet unseen and unknown, things at a distance, things belonging to another place or time or to other worlds.

Inner vision is vivid like actual sight, always precise and contains a truth in it. In mental vision the images are invented by the mind and are partly true, partly a play of possibilities. Or a mental vision like the vital may be only a suggestion,- that is a formation of some possibility on the mental or vital plane which presents itself to the sādhaka in the hope of being accepted and helped to realise itself.


"In spiritual experience it [nirvana]is sometimes the loss of all sense of individuality in a boundless cosmic consciousness; what was the individual remains only as a centre or a channel for the flow of a cosmic consciousness and a cosmic force and action. Or it may be the experience of the loss of individuality in a transcendent being and consciousness in which the sense of cosmos as well as the individual disappears. Or again, it may be in a transcendence which is aware of and supports the cosmic action. . . Nirvana is a step towards it; the disappearance of the false separative individuality is a necessary condition for our realising and living in our true eternal being, living divinely in the Divine. But this we can do in the world and in life.” Letters on Yoga

“In spiritual experience it [nirvana]is sometimes the loss of all sense of individuality in a boundless cosmic consciousness; what was the individual remains only as a centre or a channel for the flow of a cosmic consciousness and a cosmic force and action. Or it may be the experience of the loss of individuality in a transcendent being and consciousness in which the sense of cosmos as well as the individual disappears. Or again, it may be in a transcendence which is aware of and supports the cosmic action. . . Nirvana is a step towards it; the disappearance of the false separative individuality is a necessary condition for our realising and living in our true eternal being, living divinely in the Divine. But this we can do in the world and in life.” Letters on Yoga

INSTRUMENT. ::: To be able to receive the Divine Power and let it act through you in the things of the outward life, there are three necessary conditions ::: (I) Quietude, equality — not to be disturbed by anything that happens, to keep the mind still and firm, seeing the play of forces, but itself tranquil. (2) Absolute faith — faith that what is for the best will happen, but also that if one can make oneself a true instrument, the fruit will be that which one's will guided by the Divine Light sees as the thing to be done. (3) Receptivity — the power to receive the Divine Force and to feel its presence and the presence of the Mother in it and allow it to work, guiding one’s sight and will and action.

If this power and presence can be felt and this plasticity made the habit of the consciousness in action, — but plasticity to the Divine Force alone without bringing in any foreign clement, — the eventual result is sure.

Conditions to become an instrument of the Divine ::: A receptive silence of the mind, an effacemenl of the mental ego and the reduction of the mental being to the position of a witness, a close find themselves in the Divine. It cannot be done in a spirit of levity or laxity ; the work is too high and difficult, the adverse powers in the lower Nature too ready to take advantage of the least sanction or the smallest opening, the aspiration and tapasya needed too constant and intense.


INTEGRAL YOGA ::: This yoga accepts the value of cosmic existence and holds it to be a reality; its object is to enter into a higher Truth-Consciousness or Divine Supramental Consciousness in which action and creation are the expression not of ignorance and imperfection, but of the Truth, the Light, the Divine Ānanda. But for that, the surrender of the mortal mind, life and body to the Higher Consciousnessis indispensable, since it is too difficult for the mortal human being to pass by its own effort beyond mind to a Supramental Consciousness in which the dynamism is no longer mental but of quite another power. Only those who can accept the call to such a change should enter into this yoga.

Aim of the Integral Yoga ::: It is not merely to rise out of the ordinary ignorant world-consciousness into the divine consciousness, but to bring the supramental power of that divine consciousness down into the ignorance of mind, life and body, to transform them, to manifest the Divine here and create a divine life in Matter.

Conditions of the Integral Yoga ::: This yoga can only be done to the end by those who are in total earnest about it and ready to abolish their little human ego and its demands in order to find themselves in the Divine. It cannot be done in a spirit of levity or laxity; the work is too high and difficult, the adverse powers in the lower Nature too ready to take advantage of the least sanction or the smallest opening, the aspiration and tapasyā needed too constant and intense.

Method in the Integral Yoga ::: To concentrate, preferably in the heart and call the presence and power of the Mother to take up the being and by the workings of her force transform the consciousness. One can concentrate also in the head or between the eye-brows, but for many this is a too difficult opening. When the mind falls quiet and the concentration becomes strong and the aspiration intense, then there is the beginning of experience. The more the faith, the more rapid the result is likely to be. For the rest one must not depend on one’s own efforts only, but succeed in establishing a contact with the Divine and a receptivity to the Mother’s Power and Presence.

Integral method ::: The method we have to pursue is to put our whole conscious being into relation and contact with the Divine and to call Him in to transform Our entire being into His, so that in a sense God Himself, the real Person in us, becomes the sādhaka of the sādhana* as well as the Master of the Yoga by whom the lower personality is used as the centre of a divine transfiguration and the instrument of its own perfection. In effect, the pressure of the Tapas, the force of consciousness in us dwelling in the Idea of the divine Nature upon that which we are in our entirety, produces its own realisation. The divine and all-knowing and all-effecting descends upon the limited and obscure, progressively illumines and energises the whole lower nature and substitutes its own action for all the terms of the inferior human light and mortal activity.

In psychological fact this method translates itself into the progressive surrender of the ego with its whole field and all its apparatus to the Beyond-ego with its vast and incalculable but always inevitable workings. Certainly, this is no short cut or easy sādhana. It requires a colossal faith, an absolute courage and above all an unflinching patience. For it implies three stages of which only the last can be wholly blissful or rapid, - the attempt of the ego to enter into contact with the Divine, the wide, full and therefore laborious preparation of the whole lower Nature by the divine working to receive and become the higher Nature, and the eventual transformation. In fact, however, the divine strength, often unobserved and behind the veil, substitutes itself for the weakness and supports us through all our failings of faith, courage and patience. It” makes the blind to see and the lame to stride over the hills.” The intellect becomes aware of a Law that beneficently insists and a Succour that upholds; the heart speaks of a Master of all things and Friend of man or a universal Mother who upholds through all stumblings. Therefore this path is at once the most difficult imaginable and yet in comparison with the magnitude of its effort and object, the most easy and sure of all.

There are three outstanding features of this action of the higher when it works integrally on the lower nature. In the first place, it does not act according to a fixed system and succession as in the specialised methods of Yoga, but with a sort of free, scattered and yet gradually intensive and purposeful working determined by the temperament of the individual in whom it operates, the helpful materials which his nature offers and the obstacles which it presents to purification and perfection. In a sense, therefore, each man in this path has his own method of Yoga. Yet are there certain broad lines of working common to all which enable us to construct not indeed a routine system, but yet some kind of Shastra or scientific method of the synthetic Yoga.

Secondly, the process, being integral, accepts our nature such as it stands organised by our past evolution and without rejecting anything essential compels all to undergo a divine change. Everything in us is seized by the hands of a mighty Artificer and transformed into a clear image of that which it now seeks confusedly to present. In that ever-progressive experience we begin to perceive how this lower manifestation is constituted and that everything in it, however seemingly deformed or petty or vile, is the more or less distorted or imperfect figure of some elements or action in the harmony of the divine Nature. We begin to understand what the Vedic Rishis meant when they spoke of the human forefathers fashioning the gods as a smith forges the crude material in his smithy.

Thirdly, the divine Power in us uses all life as the means of this integral Yoga. Every experience and outer contact with our world-environment, however trifling or however disastrous, is used for the work, and every inner experience, even to the most repellent suffering or the most humiliating fall, becomes a step on the path to perfection. And we recognise in ourselves with opened eyes the method of God in the world, His purpose of light in the obscure, of might in the weak and fallen, of delight in what is grievous and miserable. We see the divine method to be the same in the lower and in the higher working; only in the one it is pursued tardily and obscurely through the subconscious in Nature, in the other it becomes swift and selfconscious and the instrument confesses the hand of the Master. All life is a Yoga of Nature seeking to manifest God within itself. Yoga marks the stage at which this effort becomes capable of self-awareness and therefore of right completion in the individual. It is a gathering up and concentration of the movements dispersed and loosely combined in the lower evolution.

Key-methods ::: The way to devotion and surrender. It is the psychic movement that brings the constant and pure devotion and the removal of the ego that makes it possible to surrender.

The way to knowledge. Meditation in the head by which there comes the opening above, the quietude or silence of the mind and the descent of peace etc. of the higher consciousness generally till it envelops the being and fills the body and begins to take up all the movements.
Yoga by works ::: Separation of the Purusha from the Prakriti, the inner silent being from the outer active one, so that one has two consciousnesses or a double consciousness, one behind watching and observing and finally controlling and changing the other which is active in front. The other way of beginning the yoga of works is by doing them for the Divine, for the Mother, and not for oneself, consecrating and dedicating them till one concretely feels the Divine Force taking up the activities and doing them for one.

Object of the Integral Yoga is to enter into and be possessed by the Divine Presence and Consciousness, to love the Divine for the Divine’s sake alone, to be tuned in our nature into the nature of the Divine, and in our will and works and life to be the instrument of the Divine.

Principle of the Integral Yoga ::: The whole principle of Integral Yoga is to give oneself entirely to the Divine alone and to nobody else, and to bring down into ourselves by union with the Divine Mother all the transcendent light, power, wideness, peace, purity, truth-consciousness and Ānanda of the Supramental Divine.

Central purpose of the Integral Yoga ::: Transformation of our superficial, narrow and fragmentary human way of thinking, seeing, feeling and being into a deep and wide spiritual consciousness and an integrated inner and outer existence and of our ordinary human living into the divine way of life.

Fundamental realisations of the Integral Yoga ::: The psychic change so that a complete devotion can be the main motive of the heart and the ruler of thought, life and action in constant union with the Mother and in her Presence. The descent of the Peace, Power, Light etc. of the Higher Consciousness through the head and heart into the whole being, occupying the very cells of the body. The perception of the One and Divine infinitely everywhere, the Mother everywhere and living in that infinite consciousness.

Results ::: First, an integral realisation of Divine Being; not only a realisation of the One in its indistinguishable unity, but also in its multitude of aspects which are also necessary to the complete knowledge of it by the relative consciousness; not only realisation of unity in the Self, but of unity in the infinite diversity of activities, worlds and creatures.

Therefore, also, an integral liberation. Not only the freedom born of unbroken contact of the individual being in all its parts with the Divine, sāyujya mukti, by which it becomes free even in its separation, even in the duality; not only the sālokya mukti by which the whole conscious existence dwells in the same status of being as the Divine, in the state of Sachchidananda ; but also the acquisition of the divine nature by the transformation of this lower being into the human image of the divine, sādharmya mukti, and the complete and final release of all, the liberation of the consciousness from the transitory mould of the ego and its unification with the One Being, universal both in the world and the individual and transcendentally one both in the world and beyond all universe.

By this integral realisation and liberation, the perfect harmony of the results of Knowledge, Love and Works. For there is attained the complete release from ego and identification in being with the One in all and beyond all. But since the attaining consciousness is not limited by its attainment, we win also the unity in Beatitude and the harmonised diversity in Love, so that all relations of the play remain possible to us even while we retain on the heights of our being the eternal oneness with the Beloved. And by a similar wideness, being capable of a freedom in spirit that embraces life and does not depend upon withdrawal from life, we are able to become without egoism, bondage or reaction the channel in our mind and body for a divine action poured out freely upon the world.

The divine existence is of the nature not only of freedom, but of purity, beatitude and perfection. In integral purity which shall enable on the one hand the perfect reflection of the divine Being in ourselves and on the other the perfect outpouring of its Truth and Law in us in the terms of life and through the right functioning of the complex instrument we are in our outer parts, is the condition of an integral liberty. Its result is an integral beatitude, in which there becomes possible at once the Ānanda of all that is in the world seen as symbols of the Divine and the Ānanda of that which is not-world. And it prepares the integral perfection of our humanity as a type of the Divine in the conditions of the human manifestation, a perfection founded on a certain free universality of being, of love and joy, of play of knowledge and of play of will in power and will in unegoistic action. This integrality also can be attained by the integral Yoga.

Sādhanā of the Integral Yoga does not proceed through any set mental teaching or prescribed forms of meditation, mantras or others, but by aspiration, by a self-concentration inwards or upwards, by a self-opening to an Influence, to the Divine Power above us and its workings, to the Divine Presence in the heart and by the rejection of all that is foreign to these things. It is only by faith, aspiration and surrender that this self-opening can come.

The yoga does not proceed by upadeśa but by inner influence.

Integral Yoga and Gita ::: The Gita’s Yoga consists in the offering of one’s work as a sacrifice to the Divine, the conquest of desire, egoless and desireless action, bhakti for the Divine, an entering into the cosmic consciousness, the sense of unity with all creatures, oneness with the Divine. This yoga adds the bringing down of the supramental Light and Force (its ultimate aim) and the transformation of the nature.

Our yoga is not identical with the yoga of the Gita although it contains all that is essential in the Gita’s yoga. In our yoga we begin with the idea, the will, the aspiration of the complete surrender; but at the same time we have to reject the lower nature, deliver our consciousness from it, deliver the self involved in the lower nature by the self rising to freedom in the higher nature. If we do not do this double movement, we are in danger of making a tamasic and therefore unreal surrender, making no effort, no tapas and therefore no progress ; or else we make a rajasic surrender not to the Divine but to some self-made false idea or image of the Divine which masks our rajasic ego or something still worse.

Integral Yoga, Gita and Tantra ::: The Gita follows the Vedantic tradition which leans entirely on the Ishvara aspect of the Divine and speaks little of the Divine Mother because its object is to draw back from world-nature and arrive at the supreme realisation beyond it.

The Tantric tradition leans on the Shakti or Ishvari aspect and makes all depend on the Divine Mother because its object is to possess and dominate the world-nature and arrive at the supreme realisation through it.

This yoga insists on both the aspects; the surrender to the Divine Mother is essential, for without it there is no fulfilment of the object of the yoga.

Integral Yoga and Hatha-Raja Yogas ::: For an integral yoga the special methods of Rajayoga and Hathayoga may be useful at times in certain stages of the progress, but are not indispensable. Their principal aims must be included in the integrality of the yoga; but they can be brought about by other means. For the methods of the integral yoga must be mainly spiritual, and dependence on physical methods or fixed psychic or psychophysical processes on a large scale would be the substitution of a lower for a higher action. Integral Yoga and Kundalini Yoga: There is a feeling of waves surging up, mounting to the head, which brings an outer unconsciousness and an inner waking. It is the ascending of the lower consciousness in the ādhāra to meet the greater consciousness above. It is a movement analogous to that on which so much stress is laid in the Tantric process, the awakening of the Kundalini, the Energy coiled up and latent in the body and its mounting through the spinal cord and the centres (cakras) and the Brahmarandhra to meet the Divine above. In our yoga it is not a specialised process, but a spontaneous upnish of the whole lower consciousness sometimes in currents or waves, sometimes in a less concrete motion, and on the other side a descent of the Divine Consciousness and its Force into the body.

Integral Yoga and other Yogas ::: The old yogas reach Sachchidananda through the spiritualised mind and depart into the eternally static oneness of Sachchidananda or rather pure Sat (Existence), absolute and eternal or else a pure Non-exist- ence, absolute and eternal. Ours having realised Sachchidananda in the spiritualised mind plane proceeds to realise it in the Supramcntal plane.

The suprcfhe supra-cosmic Sachchidananda is above all. Supermind may be described as its power of self-awareness and W’orld- awareness, the world being known as within itself and not out- side. So to live consciously in the supreme Sachchidananda one must pass through the Supermind.

Distinction ::: The realisation of Self and of the Cosmic being (without which the realisation of the Self is incomplete) are essential steps in our yoga ; it is the end of other yogas, but it is, as it were, the beginning of outs, that is to say, the point where its own characteristic realisation can commence.

It is new as compared with the old yogas (1) Because it aims not at a departure out of world and life into Heaven and Nir- vana, but at a change of life and existence, not as something subordinate or incidental, but as a distinct and central object.

If there is a descent in other yogas, yet it is only an incident on the way or resulting from the ascent — the ascent is the real thing. Here the ascent is the first step, but it is a means for the descent. It is the descent of the new coosdousness attain- ed by the ascent that is the stamp and seal of the sadhana. Even the Tantra and Vaishnavism end in the release from life ; here the object is the divine fulfilment of life.

(2) Because the object sought after is not an individual achievement of divine realisation for the sake of the individual, but something to be gained for the earth-consciousness here, a cosmic, not solely a supra-cosmic acbievement. The thing to be gained also is the bringing of a Power of consciousness (the Supramental) not yet organised or active directly in earth-nature, even in the spiritual life, but yet to be organised and made directly active.

(3) Because a method has been preconized for achieving this purpose which is as total and integral as the aim set before it, viz., the total and integral change of the consciousness and nature, taking up old methods, but only as a part action and present aid to others that are distinctive.

Integral Yoga and Patanjali Yoga ::: Cilia is the stuff of mixed mental-vital-physical consciousness out of which arise the movements of thought, emotion, sensation, impulse etc.

It is these that in the Patanjali system have to be stilled altogether so that the consciousness may be immobile and go into Samadhi.

Our yoga has a different function. The movements of the ordinary consciousness have to be quieted and into the quietude there has to be brought down a higher consciousness and its powers which will transform the nature.


intermediate zone ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The intermediate zone means simply a confused condition or passage in which one is getting out of the personal consciousness and opening into the cosmic (cosmic Mind, cosmic vital, cosmic physical, something perhaps of the cosmic higher Mind) without having yet transcended the human mind levels. One is not in possession of or direct contact with the divine Truth on its own levels , but one can receive something from them, even from the overmind, indirectly. Only, as one is still immersed in the cosmic Ignorance, all that comes from above can be mixed, perverted, taken hold of for their purposes by lower, even by hostile Powers. ::: It is not necessary for everyone to struggle through the intermediate zone. If one has purified oneself, if there is no abnormal vanity, egoism, ambition or other strong misleading element, or if one is vigilant and on one"s guard, or if the psychic is in front, one can either pass rapidly and directly or with a minimum of trouble into the higher zones of consciousness where one is in direct contact with the Divine Truth.

It is here, when this foundation has been secured, that the practice of Asana and Franayama come in and can then bear their perfect fruits. By itself the control of the mind and moral being only puts our normal consciousness into the right preli- minary condition ; it cannot bring about that evolution or mani- festation of the higher psychic being which is neccssaiy for the greater aims of Yoga. In order fo bring about this manifesta- tion the present nodus of the rrital and physical body with the mental being has to be loosened and the way made clear for the ascent through the greater psychic being to the union with the superconscient Purusha. This can be done by Franayama.

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

It is the insinimentation of the Sachchidananda, — the Infinite consciousness higher than the mental being. It Is a Self- awareness of the Infinite and Eternal and a power of Self- determination Inherent in that Self-awareness. Supermind keeps always and in every status and condition the spiritual realisation of the unity of all. It is the Consciousness creatrix of the world, a W”!!! to light and vision and also a will to power of works. It

It very often happens that when there is an exceptional power in the nature, there is found in the exterior being some contrary element which opens it to a quite opposite influence. It is this that makes the endeavour after a spiritual life so often a difficult struggle ; but the existence of this kind of contradiction even in an intense form does not make that life impossible. Doubt, struggle, efforts and failures, lapses, alternations of happy and unhappy or good and bad conditions, states of light and stales of darkness are the common lot of human beings. They are not created by yoga or by the effort after perfection ; only, in yoga one becomes conscious of their movements and their causes instead of feeling them blindly, and in the end one makes one’s way out of them into a clearer and happier consciousness.

I would myself say that bliss and oneness are the essential condition of the absolute reality, and love as the most characteristic dynamic power of bliss and oneness must support fundamentally and colour their activities; …” Letters on Yoga

Jhumur: “I have often wondered if this has anything to do with the passion-play. I feel that. In the root meaning of the word in Latin is there a sense of the word as suffering? In the French you have patir, patir is to suffer. To me it always brings in the holocaust and the coming down of the avatar into the human condition. [Ed. note: ML passiõn—(s. of passiõ) Christ’s sufferings on the cross, any of the Biblical accounts of these. ( late OE passiõn-), special use of LL passiõ suffering, submission, deriv. of L passus , ptp, of patî to suffer, submit.]

Jhumur: “The field of expression, of manifestation, is time and space, the forefront of our existence, and life moves through the field of time and space. Perhaps Circumstance is when we are unconscious and don’t know where we are moving. We call it circumstance, unconscious life. If we were conscious we wouldn’t call it Circumstance. Time, Place and Circumstance define the proper outline of the subject. We are surrounded by certain conditioning factors which dictate their will. We are slaves of Circumstance and have no freedom until we become masters.”

Jower as weJJ as outer consdousness so that you have afterwards to recover the realisation ; (2) in which the work brings you out, but the realisation remains behind (or above), not felt while you work, but as soon as tbe svotk ceases you find it there just as it was ; (3) in which the work makes no difference, for the realisation or spiritual condition remains through the work itself.

lapse ::: 1. An accidental or temporary decline or deviation from an expected or accepted condition or state; a temporary falling or slipping from a previous standard. 2. A gradual decline or a drop to a lower degree, condition, or state. 3. A gradual deterioration or decline; regression. 4. The act of falling, slipping, sliding, etc. slowly or by degrees. lapsed, lapsing, far-lapsing.

leap ::: n. 1. An abrupt transition. leaps. v. 2. To spring or bound suddenly upward from or as if from the ground; jump. Also fig. 3. Trans. To spring over; to pass from one side to the other by leaping. Also in phr. to leap bounds (lit. and fig.). 4*.* Fig. To move or pass quickly or abruptly from one condition or subject to another. 5. To beat rapidly as the heart. leaps, leaped, leapt, leaping, arrow-leaps, foam-leap, heaven-leap, lightning-leaps.**

:::   "Liberty in one shape or another ranks among the most ancient and certainly among the most difficult aspirations of our race: it arises from a radical instinct of our being and is yet opposed to all our circumstances, it is our eternal good and our condition of perfection, but our temporal being has failed to find its key. That perhaps is because true freedom is only possible if we live in the infinite, live, as the Vedanta bids us, in and from our self-existent being; but our natural and temporal energies seek for it first not in ourselves, but in our external conditions. This great indefinable thing, liberty, is in its highest and ultimate sense a state of being; it is self living in itself and determining by its own energy what is shall be inwardly and, eventually, by the growth of a divine spiritual power within determining too what it shall make of its external circumstances and environment." War and Self-Determination

“Liberty in one shape or another ranks among the most ancient and certainly among the most difficult aspirations of our race: it arises from a radical instinct of our being and is yet opposed to all our circumstances, it is our eternal good and our condition of perfection, but our temporal being has failed to find its key. That perhaps is because true freedom is only possible if we live in the infinite, live, as the Vedanta bids us, in and from our self-existent being; but our natural and temporal energies seek for it first not in ourselves, but in our external conditions. This great indefinable thing, liberty, is in its highest and ultimate sense a state of being; it is self living in itself and determining by its own energy what is shall be inwardly and, eventually, by the growth of a divine spiritual power within determining too what it shall make of its external circumstances and environment.” War and Self-Determination

liberty ::: “… liberty is at once the condition of vigorous variation and the condition of self-finding.” The Human Cycle

Licht and the Truth ; it will not act in conditions laid upon it

lot ::: circumstances or condition in life; destiny; fortune.

lowly ::: 1. Humble in station, condition, or nature; modest. 2. Humble in attitude, behaviour, or spirit; meek.

lutely necessary. Otherwise* although the body may go on for a very long time, yet in the end there can be a danger of a collapse. The body can be sustained for a long time when there is the full influence and there is a single-minded faith and call in the mind and the vital ; but if the mind or the vital is dis- turbed by other influences or opens itself to forces which are not the Mother’s, then there will be a mixed condition and there will be sometimes strength, sometimes fatigue, exhaustion or illness or a mixture of the two at the same time. Finally, If not only the mind and the vital, but the body also is open and can absorb the Force, it can do extraordinary things in the way of work without breaking down. Still even then rest is necessary.

Madhav: “The wheel of determinism in material Nature turns mechanically without any saving sensation, it moves under the pressure of a gathered momentum without questioning; it is immaterial in its operations without the slightest breath of the warmth of life. All circumstances are cogs in this wheel of Fate that revolves relentlessly. It is only a force of will from an existence beyond the domain of this mechanism that can hold the movement, change its direction and displace the instrumental condition.” Readings in Savitri, Vol. I.

malady ::: 1. Any disorder or disease of the body, esp. one that is chronic or deep-seated. 2. Any unwholesome, unhealthy, morbid or desperate condition. maladies.

march ::: n. 1. The steady forward movement of a body of troops. 2. Steady forward movement or progression. Also fig. marches, marchings, sun-march. v. 3. To walk steadily and rhythmically forward in step with others, as soldiers on parade; advance in step in an organized body. 4. To proceed directly and purposefully; to go forward; advance; proceed. 5. To progress steadily onward; advance. Also fig. marches, marched, marching. ::: forced marches. Marches that are longer than troops are accustomed to and maintained at a faster pace than usual, generally undertaken for a particular objective under emergency conditions.

metamorphosis ::: 1. Any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances, etc. 2. A change or succession of changes in form during the life cycle of an animal, allowing it to adapt to different environmental conditions, as a caterpillar into a butterfly.

mightiness ::: the condition of being mighty, powerful or strong. Mightiness, mightinesses.

mortality ::: 1. The quality or condition of being mortal. 2. Mortal beings collectively; humanity. mortality"s.

Mother and call back the true conditions and aspire for a clear and undisturbed discrimination showing you from within your- self the cause of the thing that needs to 1^ set right.

multiplication (‘s) ::: the act or process of multiplying or the condition of being multiplied.

multitude ::: 1. The condition or quality of being numerous. 2. A very great number. 3. The masses; the populace. multitudes.

n. 1. Emotional or spiritual exaltation. 2. An elevating effect, result, or influence in the sphere of morality, emotion, physical condition, etc. v. 3. To lift up; raise; elevate. 4. To elevate in rank, honour, estate, or estimation. 5. To exalt emotionally or spiritually. uplifts, uplifting.

NECESSITIES. ::: The necessities of a sadhaka should be as few as possible ; for there are only a veiy few things that are real necessities in life. The rest are either utilities or things decorative to life or luxuries. These a yogin has a right to possess or enjoy only on one of two conditions ;

needy ::: in a condition of need or want; in poverty; stricken, impoverished; extremely poor.

Nirvana is a liberated condition of the being, not a world ; it is a withdrawal from the worlds and the manifestation. In our yoga the Nirvana is the beginning of the higher Truth, as it is the passage from the Ignorance to the higher Truth.

Nirvana is a step towards it ; the disappearance of the false separative individuality is a necessary condition for our realising and living in our true eternal being. living divinely in the Divine.

:::   "Nirvana or Moksha is a liberated condition of the being, not a world — it is a withdrawal from the worlds and the manifestation.” *Letters on Yoga

“Nirvana or Moksha is a liberated condition of the being, not a world—it is a withdrawal from the worlds and the manifestation.” Letters on Yoga

no more happy condition than this union and dependence ; for this step carries you back beyond the borderline from the life of stress and suffering in the ignorance into the truth of your spiritual being, info its deep peace and its intense

nonnal present mind, a succession of miracles. An evolution on the supramental levels could wcO 6e of that nature ; it could be equally, if the being so chose, a more leisurely passage of one supramental state or condition of things to something beyond but still Supramental from level to divine level, a building up of divine gradations, a free growth to the supreme Supermind or beyond it to yet undreamed levels of being, consciousness and

normalcy ::: the quality or condition of being normal, as the general economic, political and social conditions of a nation; normality.

"No system indeed by its own force can bring about the change that humanity really needs; for that can only come by its growth into the firmly realised possibilities of its own higher nature, and this growth depends on an inner and not an outer change. But outer changes may at least prepare favourable conditions for that more real amelioration, — or on the contrary they may lead to such conditions that the sword of Kalki can alone purify the earth from the burden of an obstinately Asuric humanity. The choice lies with the race itself; for as it sows, so shall it reap the fruit of its Karma.” The Human Cycle*

“No system indeed by its own force can bring about the change that humanity really needs; for that can only come by its growth into the firmly realised possibilities of its own higher nature, and this growth depends on an inner and not an outer change. But outer changes may at least prepare favourable conditions for that more real amelioration,—or on the contrary they may lead to such conditions that the sword of Kalki can alone purify the earth from the burden of an obstinately Asuric humanity. The choice lies with the race itself; for as it sows, so shall it reap the fruit of its Karma.” The Human Cycle

not arrived at or attained (a place, point in time, condition, quality, etc.).

not disturbed or interfered with. In attrib. use, of things, places, or persons or of conditions, courses of action, etc.

Note that a tamasic surrender tefusit^ to fulfil the conditions and calling on God to do everything and save one all the trouble and struggle is a deception and does not lead to freedom and perfection.

nothingness ::: 1. The condition, state or quality of being nothing; nonexistence. 2. Lack of consequence; insignificance. emptiness or worthlessness. Nothingness, nothingness"s.

obscurity ::: 1. Deficiency or absence of light; darkness. 2. The quality or condition of being imperfectly known or difficult to understand. obscurities.

opacity ::: the quality or state of a body that makes it impervious to the rays of light; the condition of being in darkness; obscurity.

opportunities, favourable conditions, for the easier performance of any action.

— opposition, calumny, attacks, persecution, misfortunes of many kinds, adverse conditions and circumstances, pain, illness.

order ::: 1. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved; methodical or harmonic arrangement. 2. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group. 3. Conformity or obedience to law or established authority. 4. A sequence or arrangement of successive things. 5. An authoritative indication to be obeyed; a command or direction. order"s, orders.

Our notion of free will is apt to be tainted with the excessive individualism of the human ego and to assume the figure of an independent will acting on its own isolated account, in a complete liberty without any determination other than its own choice and single unrelated movement. This idea ignores the fact that our natural being is a part of cosmic Nature and our spiritual being exists only by the supreme Transcendence. Our total being can rise out of subjection to fact of present Nature only by an identification with a greater Truth and a greater Nature. The will of the individual, even when completely free, could not act in an isolated independence, because the individual being and nature are included in the universal Being and Nature and dependent on the all-overruling Transcendence. There could indeed be in the ascent a dual line. On one line the being could feel and behave as an independent self-existence uniting itself with its own impersonal Reality; it could, so self-conceived, act with a great force, but either this action would be still within an enlarged frame of its past and present self-formation of power of Nature or else it would be the cosmic or supreme Force that acted in it and there would be no personal initiation of action, no sense therefore of individual free will but only of an impersonal cosmic or supreme Will or Energy at its work. On the other line the being would feel itself a spiritual instrument and so act as a power of the Supreme Being, limited in its workings only by the potencies of the Supernature, which are without bounds or any restriction except its own Truth and self-law, and by the Will in her. But in either case there would be, as the condition of a freedom from the control of a mechanical action of Nature-forces, a submission to a greater conscious Power or an acquiescent unity of the individual being with its intention and movement in his own and in the world’s existence.” The Life Divine

pactise ::: Sri Aurobindo combines the word pact [an agreement or covenant] with ise, a noun suffix occurring in loanwords from French, indicating quality, condition, or function.

paralysed ::: brought to a condition of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act.

passage ::: 1. A movement from one place to another, as by going by, through, over, or across; transit or migration. 2. Fig. The process of passing from one condition or stage to another; transition. 3. An opening or entrance into, through, or out of something. 4. A path, channel, or duct through, over, or along which something may pass. 5. A hall or corridor; passageway. passages, cavern-passages.

pass ::: v. 1. To move on or ahead; proceed. 2. To move by. 3. To go or get through (something), lit. and fig. **4. To go across or over (a stream, threshold, etc.); cross. 5. To cross, traverse, in reference to times, stages, states, conditions, processes, actions, experiences, etc. 6. To be transferred from one to another; circulate. 7. To come to or toward, then go beyond. 8. To come to an end. 9. To cease to exist. 10. To convey, transfer, or transmit; deliver (often followed by on). 11. To be accepted as or believed to be. 12. To sanction or approve. passes, passed, passing. n. 13. A way, such as a narrow gap between mountains, that affords passage around, over, or through a barrier. passes. ::: pass by. To let go without notice, action, remark, etc.; leave unconsidered; disregard; overlook.

pathology ::: the scientific study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences and in other uses, a departure or deviation from a normal condition.

patience ::: n. The quality of being able calmly to endure suffering, toil, delay, vexation, or any similar condition.

paupers ::: reduces to the condition of poverty or destitution.

Peace and joy can be there perraanenlly, but the condition of this permanence is that one should have the constant contact or indwelling of the Divine, and this comes naturally not to the outer mind or vital but to the inner soul or psychic being. There- fore one who wants his yoga to be a path of peace or joy must be prepared to dwell in Ws soul rather than In his outer mental and emotkmaJ nature.

:::   "Peace is a still more positive condition; it carries with it a sense of settled and harmonious rest and deliverance.” *Letters on Yoga

“Peace is a still more positive condition; it carries with it a sense of settled and harmonious rest and deliverance.” Letters on Yoga

Peace is the first condition, but |}eace of itself does not bring

PHYSICAL EXERCISE. ::: It is very necessary to keep off tamas. Physical tamas in its roots can be removed only by the descent and the transformation, but physical exercise and regu- lar activity of the body can always prevent a tamasic condition from prevailing in the body.

plenitude ::: the condition of being full, ample, or complete.

poise ::: 1. A state of balance or equilibrium; stability. lit. and fig. 2. A dignified, self-confident manner or bearing; composure; self-possession. 3. A state or condition of hovering or being suspended; suspense or indecision. poised, self-poised, wide-poised.

possibility ::: the condition of being possible; capable of existing or happening or being true. possibilities.

precarious ::: 1. Dangerously lacking in security or stability. 2. Subject to chance or unknown conditions.

privacy ::: 1. The quality or condition of being secluded from the presence or view of others. 2. Plural. Private places. privacies.

progress ::: “A spiritual atmosphere is more important than outer conditions; if one can get that and also create one’s own spiritual air to breathe in and live in it, that is the true condition of progress.” Letters on Yoga

Psychic contribution ::: The contribution of the psychic being to the sadhana is ; love and bhakti, a love not vital, demanding and egoistic but unconditioned and without claims, self-existent ; the contact or the presence of the Mother within ; the unerring guidance from within ; a quieting and purification of the mind, vital and physical consciousness by their subjection to the psychic influence and guidance ; the opening up of all this lower cons- ciousness to the higher spiritual consciousness above for its des- cent into a nature prepared to receive it with a complete recepti- vity and right attitude — for the psychic brings in everything, right thought, right perception, right feeling, right attitude.

Purity is more a condition than a substance. Peace helps to purity — since in peace disturbing influences cease and the essence of purity b to respond only to the Divine Influence and not to have affini^ with other movements.

purity ::: “It [purity] is more a condition than a substance. Peace helps to purity—since in peace disturbing influences cease and the essence of purity is to respond only to the Divine Influence and not to have an affinity with other movements.” Letters on Yoga

Purity, simple sincerity and capacity of an unegoistic, unmIxed self-offering without pretension or demand are the conditions of an entire opening of the psychic being.

purity ::: Sri Aurobindo: "It [purity] is more a condition than a substance. Peace helps to purity — since in peace disturbing influences cease and the essence of purity is to respond only to the Divine Influence and not to have an affinity with other movements.” *Letters on Yoga

quiet ::: “Quiet is a condition in which there is no restlessness or disturbance.”

raw ::: 1. Being in a natural condition; not processed or refined. 2. In an unrefined or unripe stage. Chiefly fig.

realisation of Self in its power, the Self as the condition of the uorld-existence and world-activity.

realism ::: the representation in art or literature of objects, actions, or social conditions as they actually are, without idealization or presentation in abstract form.

recognition ::: the act of recognizing or condition of being recognized.

recover ::: 1. To get back; regain. 2. To find again or obtain the return of (something lost). 3. To regain a normal or usual condition, as of health. recovers, recovered, recovering. *adj. *recovered. 4. Restored, regained something; brought back to its normal state.

Recovery from illnesses ::: Care should be taken of the body, certainly, the care that is needed for its good condition, rest, sleep, proper food, sufficient exercise, what is not good is too much preoccupation with it, anxiety, despondency in the illness etc., for these things only favour the prolongation of ill-health or weakness.

Reject the false notion that the divine Power will do and is bound to do everything for you at your demand and even though you do not satisfy the conditions laid down by the Supreme.

"Religion is the first attempt of man to get beyond himself and beyond the obvious and material facts of his existence. Its first essential work is to confirm and make real to him his subjective sense of an Infinite on which his material and mental being depends and the aspiration of his soul to come into its presence and live in contact with it. Its function is to assure him too of that possibility of which he has always dreamed, but of which his ordinary life gives him no assurance, the possibility of transcending himself and growing out of bodily life and mortality into the joy of immortal life and spiritual existence. It also confirms in him the sense that there are worlds or planes of existence other than that in which his lot is now cast, worlds in which this mortality and this subjection to evil and suffering are not the natural state, but rather bliss of immortality is the eternal condition. Incidentally, it gives him a rule of mortal life by which he shall prepare himself for immortality. He is a soul and not a body and his earthly life is a means by which he determines the future conditions of his spiritual being.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“Religion is the first attempt of man to get beyond himself and beyond the obvious and material facts of his existence. Its first essential work is to confirm and make real to him his subjective sense of an Infinite on which his material and mental being depends and the aspiration of his soul to come into its presence and live in contact with it. Its function is to assure him too of that possibility of which he has always dreamed, but of which his ordinary life gives him no assurance, the possibility of transcending himself and growing out of bodily life and mortality into the joy of immortal life and spiritual existence. It also confirms in him the sense that there are worlds or planes of existence other than that in which his lot is now cast, worlds in which this mortality and this subjection to evil and suffering are not the natural state, but rather bliss of immortality is the eternal condition. Incidentally, it gives him a rule of mortal life by which he shall prepare himself for immortality. He is a soul and not a body and his earthly life is a means by which he determines the future conditions of his spiritual being.” The Synthesis of Yoga

rest ::: 1. That or those remaining. 2. The part that is left or remains; remainder; residue. 3. With complement. To continue to be, remain, or be left in a specified condition.

restless ::: 1. Never still or motionless. 2. Of things or conditions: Never at rest; perpetually agitated or in motion. restlessness.

restore ::: 1. To make restitution of; give back. 2. To bring back to an original condition. 3. To bring back someone or something into existence. restored, restoring.

restored to freshness of appearance or good condition; polished; gave a new look to.

resume ::: 1. To take up or go on with again after interruption; continue. 2. To take on or take back again some appearance, form, or condition. 3. To begin again or continue after interruption. resumes, resumed.

retain ::: 1. To maintain possession of. 2. To keep or hold in a particular place, condition, or position. retaining.

Retrograde movement ::: There may be what seem to be retro- grade movements but these are only like zigzag movements, not a real falling back, but a return on something not worked out so as to go on better afterwards. The soul does not go back to animal condition, but a part of the vital personality may disjoin itself and join an animal birth to work out its animal propensi- ties there.

revert ::: to return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief.

Robbers ; Vital beings who come to steal away the good condition or else to steal the gains of the s5dban3.

romance ::: 1. A long medieval narrative in prose or verse that tells of the adventures and heroic exploits of chivalric heroes. 2. The colourful world, life, or conditions as in novels and other prose narratives depicting heroic or marvellous deeds and pageantry. 3. A love affair.

RQjasic \airSgya Is carried by a revolt against the conditions of one's own life.

sainthood ("s) ::: the status, character or condition, of being a saint.

sanctity ::: the quality or condition of being considered sacred or holy.

satiety ::: the condition of having any appetite or desire gratified to the full or to excess.

seasons ::: one of the four natural divisions of the year, spring, summer, fall and winter, in the North and South Temperate zones. Each season, beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, is characterized by specific meteorological or climatic conditions.

secrecy ::: 1. The state or condition of being secret, hidden, or concealed. 2. Privacy; retirement; seclusion. 3. The ability or tendency to keep things secret; the state or quality of being secret. Secrecy, secrecies.

Self-giving or surrender is demanded because without such a progressive surrender of the being it is quite impossible to get anywhere near the goal. To keep open means to call m the Force to work in you, and if you do not surrender to it, it amounts to not allowing the Force to work in you at all or else only on condition that it will work in the way you want and not in its own way which is the way of the Divine Truth.

selfishness ::: the condition or quality of being devoted to or caring only for oneself; regard for one"s own interests, benefits, welfare or happiness to the disregard of the well-being of others.

selflessness ::: the condition or quality of having no regard for or thought of self.

sensitive ::: quickly responsive to stimuli, external or other conditions.

servitude ::: the state or condition of a slave; bondage; lack of personal freedom as to act as one chooses. servitude"s, servitudes.

settled ::: v. 1. Rendered or made stable or permanent; fixed in a certain condition; established. 2. Sank down gradually and remained. 3. Sank deeply into (the mind, heart). 4. Discontinued moving and came to rest in one place. adj. 5. Established on a permanent basis; stabilized.

SHOCK. ::: If one comes out too'suddenly out of a condition of deep inwardness and quiet into the ordinary consciousness, then there may be a slight nervous shock or a beating of the heart for a short time. It b always best to remain quiet for a few moments before opening the eyes and coming out of this inwardness.

sign ::: n. 1. An act or gesture used to convey an idea, a desire, information, or a command. 2. Any object, action, event, pattern, etc., that conveys a meaning. 3. A mark used to mean something; a symbol that sets something apart from others of its kind. 4. Something that indicates or acts as a token of a fact, condition, etc., that is not immediately or outwardly observable. 5. A signal. 6. A conventional figure or device that stands for a word, phrase, or operation; a symbol, as in mathematics or in musical notation. 7. A displayed structure such as a banner bearing lettering or symbols. 8. An act or significant event that is experienced as indication of divine intervention. 9. A portent of things to come. Sign, sign"s, signs, signless, sign-burdened, flame-signs. v. 10. To affix one"s signature to. 11. To indicate by or as if by a sign; betoken. signs, signed, signing.

Silence is tlic condition of the being when it returns to the

sink ::: n. 1. A cesspool; a covered cistern into which waste water and sewage flow. Also fig. 2. An area of ground that slopes below the level of the surrounding land. v. 3. To descend to the bottom; submerge. 4. To fall, drop, or descend gradually to a lower level. 5. To decline or cause to decline in moral value, pass into a lower state or condition. etc. 6. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages; subside, as land. 7. To diminish or appear to move downward, as the sun or moon in setting. 8. To become lower in volume or pitch; gradually become fainter. sunk.

slide ::: to pass or fall easily or gradually into some state, condition, practice, etc.

slums ::: thickly populated neighbourhoods or districts where the houses and the conditions of life are of a squalid and wretched character.

soil ::: 1. The top layer of the earth"s surface. 2. A particular kind of earth or ground such as sandy soil. 3. Any place or condition providing the opportunity for growth or development. 4. A country, land, or region, esp. one"s native land. temple-soil.

solidity ::: the condition or property of being solid.

squalor ::: the condition or quality of being squalid, disgustingly dirty and filthy. Also fig.

Sri Aurobindo: "A spiritual atmosphere is more important than outer conditions; if one can get that and also create one"s own spiritual air to breathe in and live in it, that is the true condition of progress.” *Letters on Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: A symbol, as I understand it, is the form on one plane that represents a truth of another. For instance, a flag is the symbol of a nation…. But generally all forms are symbols. This body of ours is a symbol of our real being and everything is a symbol of some higher reality. There are, however, different kinds of symbols: 1. Conventional symbols, such as the Vedic Rishis formed with objects taken from their surroundings. The cow stood for light because the same word `go ‘ meant both ray and cow, and because the cow was their most precious possession which maintained their life and was constantly in danger of being robbed and concealed. But once created, such a symbol becomes alive. The Rishis vitalised it and it became a part of their realisation. It appeared in their visions as an image of spiritual light. The horse also was one of their favourite symbols, and a more easily adaptable one, since its force and energy were quite evident. 2. What we might call Life-symbols, such as are not artificially chosen or mentally interpreted in a conscious deliberate way, but derive naturally from our day-to-day life and grow out of the surroundings which condition our normal path of living. To the ancients the mountain was a symbol of the path of yoga, level above level, peak upon peak. A journey, involving the crossing of rivers and the facing of lurking enemies, both animal and human, conveyed a similar idea. Nowadays I dare say we would liken yoga to a motor-ride or a railway-trip. 3. Symbols that have an inherent appositeness and power of their own. Akasha or etheric space is a symbol of the infinite all-pervading eternal Brahman. In any nationality it would convey the same meaning. Also, the Sun stands universally for the supramental Light, the divine Gnosis. 4.* Mental symbols, instances of which are numbers or alphabets. Once they are accepted, they too become active and may be useful. Thus geometrical figures have been variously interpreted. In my experience the square symbolises the supermind. I cannot say how it came to do so. Somebody or some force may have built it before it came to my mind. Of the triangle, too, there are different explanations. In one position it can symbolise the three lower planes, in another the symbol is of the three higher ones: so both can be combined together in a single sign. The ancients liked to indulge in similar speculations concerning numbers, but their systems were mostly mental. It is no doubt true that supramental realities exist which we translate into mental formulas such as Karma, Psychic evolution, etc. But they are, so to speak, infinite realities which cannot be limited by these symbolic forms, though they may be somewhat expressed by them; they might be expressed as well by other symbols, and the same symbol may also express many different ideas. Letters on Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "But if the individual is a persistent reality, an eternal portion or power of the Eternal, if his growth of consciousness is the means by which the Spirit in things discloses its being, the cosmos reveals itself as a conditioned manifestation of the play of the eternal One in the being of Sachchidananda with the eternal Many.” *The Life Divine

Sri Aurobindo: "But when I speak of the Divine Will, I mean something different, — something that has descended here into an evolutionary world of Ignorance, standing at the back of things, pressing on the Darkness with its Light, leading things presently towards the best possible in the conditions of a world of Ignorance and leading it eventually towards a descent of a greater power of the Divine, which will be not an omnipotence held back and conditioned by the law of the world as it is, but in full action and therefore bringing the reign of light, peace, harmony, joy, love, beauty and Ananda, for these are the Divine Nature.” *Letters on Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "Concentration is a gathering together of the consciousness and either centralising at one point or turning on a single object, e.g., the Divine; there can also be a gathered condition throughout the whole being, not at a point. In meditation it is not indispensable to gather like this, one can simply remain with a quiet mind thinking of one subject or observing what comes in the consciousness and dealing with it.” *Letters on Yoga

*Sri Aurobindo: "Creation is not a making of something out of nothing or of one thing out of another, but a self-projection of Brahman into the conditions of Space and Time. Creation is not a making, but a becoming in terms and forms of conscious existence.” The Upanishads*

Sri Aurobindo: "Destiny in the rigid sense applies only to the outer being so long as it lives in the Ignorance. What we call destiny is only in fact the result of the present condition of the being and the nature and energies it has accumulated in the past acting on each other and determining the present attempts and their future results. But as soon as one enters the path of spiritual life, this old predetermined destiny begins to recede. There comes in a new factor, the Divine Grace, the help of a higher Divine Force other than the force of Karma, which can lift the sadhak beyond the present possibilities of his nature. One"s spiritual destiny is then the divine election which ensures the future.” *Letters on Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "Equality is to remain unmoved within in all conditions.” *Letters on Yoga

*Sri Aurobindo: ". . . liberty is at once the condition of vigorous variation and the condition of self-finding.” The Human Cycle

Sri Aurobindo: "Quiet is a condition in which there is no restlessness or disturbance.” ::: "Quiet is rather negative — it is the absence of disturbance.” Letters on Yoga

*Sri Aurobindo: "The Indian explanation of fate is Karma. We ourselves are our own fate through our actions, but the fate created by us binds us; for what we have sown, we must reap in this life or another. Still we are creating our fate for the future even while undergoing old fate from the past in the present. That gives a meaning to our will and action and does not, as European critics wrongly believe, constitute a rigid and sterilising fatalism. But again, our will and action can often annul or modify even the past Karma, it is only certain strong effects, called utkata karma, that are non-modifiable. Here too the achievement of the spiritual consciousness and life is supposed to annul or give the power to annul Karma. For we enter into union with the Will Divine, cosmic or transcendent, which can annul what it had sanctioned for certain conditions, new-create what it had created, the narrow fixed lines disappear, there is a more plastic freedom and wideness. Neither Karma nor Astrology therefore points to a rigid and for ever immutable fate.” Letters on Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "The robbers are as in the Veda vital beings who come to steal away the good condition or else to steal the gains of the sadhana.” Letters on Yoga

stable ::: 1. Resistant to change of position or condition; not easily moved or disturbed 2. Able or likely to continue or last; firmly established; enduring or permanent. (Sri Aurobindo also employs the word as a n.) stable-seeming, Ever-stable"s.

Stales (four) of consciousness ; ■ The waking state is the cons- ciousness of the material universe which we normally possess in this embodied existence dominated by the physical mind. The dream state is a consciousness corresponding to the subtler life- plane and mind-plane behind, which to us, even when we get intimations of them, have not the same concrete reality as the things of the physical existence. The sleep state Is a conscious- ness corresponding to the supraraenta! plane proper to the gnosis, which is teyond our experience because our causal body or envelope of gnosis is not developed in us, its faculties not active, and therefore we are in relation to that plane in a condition of dreamless sleep. The turiya (fourth) beyond is the conscious-

stand ::: 1. To remain erect on one"s feet in a specified place, occupation, position, condition, etc. 2. To be, to continue or remain in a specified state, position, relation, etc. 3. To be set, placed, located, fixed or situated. 4. To take a position or place as indicated. 5. To have or adopt a certain policy, course, or attitude, as of adherence, support, opposition, or resistance. 6. To remain erect and firm under (a crushing weight, or the like), often with up. 7. To remain firm or steadfast, as in a cause. stands, stood, standing.

state ::: 1. The condition of a person or thing, as with respect to circumstances or attributes. 2. One of the more or less internally autonomous territorial and political units composing a federation under a sovereign government. 3. A costly display of ceremony and pomp. states, State, States, God-state, buffer state.

static ::: pertaining to or characterized by a fixed or stationary condition.

Strength and purity in the lower vital and wideness in the heart are the best condition for meeting others, especially women, and if that could always be there sex could hardly have a look in.

stress ::: 1. Physical, mental or emotional strain or tension; a situation, occurrence, condition or factor causing strain. 2. Stimulus or pressure of the influence of an adverse force. 3. Special or exceptional emphasis or significance attached to something. stress-vision.

suffer ::: 1. To undergo or sustain (something painful, injurious, or unpleasant). distress, grief, etc. 2. To tolerate or allow. 3. To undergo or experience (any action, process, or condition). 4. To submit to endure or to be something. suffers, suffered.

suffering ::: n. 1. The condition of one who suffers; the bearing of pain or distress. 2. Pain, misery, or loss experienced by a person who suffers. adj. 3. Troubled by pain or loss. suffering"s, sufferings.

sufficiencies ::: conditions or qualities of being sufficient for a purpose or for the end in view; adequacies.

SUICIDE. ::: Suicide is an absurd solution. If one throws away the body wiffiiffy, one sufTers much in other worlds and when one is born again, it is in worse, not in better conditions.

Supramental descent into the material • When the Supramen- tal comes down fully into the material consciousness, it will create the right conditions there. The oneness will be created, the cons- tant presence and sense of contact will be felt in the material and there will be all the actual contact that is needed.

symbol ::: A symbol, as I understand it, is the form on one plane that represents a truth of another. For instance, a flag is the symbol of a nation…. But generally all forms are symbols. This body of ours is a symbol of our real being and everything is a symbol of some higher reality. There are, however, different kinds of symbols: 1. Conventional symbols, such as the Vedic Rishis formed with objects taken from their surroundings. The cow stood for light because the same word `go ‘ meant both ray and cow, and because the cow was their most precious possession which maintained their life and was constantly in danger of being robbed and concealed. But once created, such a symbol becomes alive. The Rishis vitalised it and it became a part of their realisation. It appeared in their visions as an image of spiritual light. The horse also was one of their favourite symbols, and a more easily adaptable one, since its force and energy were quite evident. 2. What we might call Life-symbols, such as are not artificially chosen or mentally interpreted in a conscious deliberate way, but derive naturally from our day-to-day life and grow out of the surroundings which condition our normal path of living. To the ancients the mountain was a symbol of the path of yoga, level above level, peak upon peak. A journey, involving the crossing of rivers and the facing of lurking enemies, both animal and human, conveyed a similar idea. Nowadays I dare say we would liken yoga to a motor-ride or a railway-trip. 3. Symbols that have an inherent appositeness and power of their own. Akasha or etheric space is a symbol of the infinite all-pervading eternal Brahman. In any nationality it would convey the same meaning. Also, the Sun stands universally for the supramental Light, the divine Gnosis. 4. Mental symbols, instances of which are numbers or alphabets. Once they are accepted, they too become active and may be useful. Thus geometrical figures have been variously interpreted. In my experience the square symbolises the supermind. I cannot say how it came to do so. Somebody or some force may have built it before it came to my mind. Of the triangle, too, there are different explanations. In one position it can symbolise the three lower planes, in another the symbol is of the three higher ones: so both can be combined together in a single sign. The ancients liked to indulge in similar speculations concerning numbers, but their systems were mostly mental. It is no doubt true that supramental realities exist which we translate into mental formulas such as Karma, Psychic evolution, etc. But they are, so to speak, infinite realities which cannot be limited by these symbolic forms, though they may be somewhat expressed by them; they might be expressed as well by other symbols, and the same symbol may also express many different ideas. Letters on Yoga

tangle ::: 1. A confused intertwined mass. 2. A jumbled or confused state or condition. tangle-dance.

tenure ::: the act, fact, or condition of holding something in one"s possession, as real estate, an office or anything immaterial.

termless ::: 1. Having no bounds or limits; unending. 2. An archaic word for indescribable. Chiefly poet. **3.** Unconditional.

"That is the way things come, only one does not notice. Thoughts, ideas, happy inventions etc., etc., are always wandering about (in thought-waves or otherwise), seeking a mind that may embody them. One mind takes, looks, rejects — another takes, looks, accepts. Two different minds catch the same thought-form or thought-wave, but the mental activities being different, make different results out of them. Or it comes to one and he does nothing, then it walks off saying, ‘O this unready animal!" and goes to another who promptly welcomes it and it settles into expression with a joyous bubble of inspiration, illumination or enthusiasm of original discovery or creation and the recipient cries proudly, ‘I, I have done this". Ego, sir! ego! You are the recipient, the conditioning medium, if you like — nothing more.” Letters on Yoga

“That is the way things come, only one does not notice. Thoughts, ideas, happy inventions etc., etc., are always wandering about (in thought-waves or otherwise), seeking a mind that may embody them. One mind takes, looks, rejects—another takes, looks, accepts. Two different minds catch the same thought-form or thought-wave, but the mental activities being different, make different results out of them. Or it comes to one and he does nothing, then it walks off saying, ‘O this unready animal!’ and goes to another who promptly welcomes it and it settles into expression with a joyous bubble of inspiration, illumination or enthusiasm of original discovery or creation and the recipient cries proudly, ‘I, I have done this’. Ego, sir! ego! You are the recipient, the conditioning medium, if you like—nothing more.” Letters on Yoga

The Apsaras then are the divine Hetairae of Paradise, beautiful singers and actresses whose beauty and art relieve the arduous and world-long struggle of the Gods against the forces that tend towards disruption by the Titans who would restore Matter to its original atomic condition or of dissolution by the sages and hermits who would make phenomena dissolve prematurely into the One who is above phenomena. They rose from the Ocean, says Valmiki, seeking who should choose them as brides, but neither the Gods nor the Titans accepted them, therefore are they said to be common or universal. The Harmony of Virtue

the condition of being sullied or tainted.

the condition of existing or remaining within.

The condition of the souls that retire into the psychic world is entirely static, each withdraws into himself and is not inter- acting with the others. When they come out of their trance, they are ready to go down into a new life, but meanwhile they do not act upon the earth life. There are other beings, guardians of the psychic world, but they are concerned only with the psychic world itself and the return of the souls to reincarnation, not with the earth.

the condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends. **failure"s, failures, world-failure"s.

The conditions of the future birth arc determined fundamental- ly not during the stay in the psychic world but at the time of death — the psychic being then chooses what it should work out in the next appearance and the conditions arrange themselves accordingly.

The call and the aspiration are only first conditions ; there must be along with them and brought by their effective intensity an opening of all the being to the Divine and a total surrender.

"The Divine Grace is something not calculable, not bound by anything the intellect can fix as a condition, — though ordinarily some call, aspiration, intensity of the psychic being can awaken it, yet it acts sometimes without any apparent cause even of that kind.” Letters on Yoga*

“The Divine Grace is something not calculable, not bound by anything the intellect can fix as a condition,—though ordinarily some call, aspiration, intensity of the psychic being can awaken it, yet it acts sometimes without any apparent cause even of that kind.” Letters on Yoga

The Divine Grace is something not calculable, not bound by anything the intellect can fix as a condition, — though ordinarily some call, aspiration, intensity of the psychic being can awaken it, yet it acts sometimes without any apparent cause even of that kind.

"The elementary state of material Force is, in the view of the old Indian physicists, a condition of pure material extension in Space of which the peculiar property is vibration typified to us by the phenomenon of sound. But vibration in this state of ether is not sufficient to create forms. There must first be some obstruction in the flow of the Force ocean, some contraction and expansion, some interplay of vibrations, some impinging of force upon force so as to create a beginning of fixed relations and mutual effects. Material Force modifying its first ethereal status assumes a second, called in the old language the aerial, of which the special property is contact between force and force, contact that is the basis of all material relations. Still we have not as yet real forms but only varying forces. A sustaining principle is needed. This is provided by a third self-modification of the primitive Force of which the principle of light, electricity, fire and heat is for us the characteristic manifestation. Even then, we can have forms of force preserving their own character and peculiar action, but not stable forms of Matter. A fourth state characterised by diffusion and a first medium of permanent attractions and repulsions, termed picturesquely water or the liquid state, and a fifth of cohesion, termed earth or the solid state, complete the necessary elements.” The Life Divine*

“The elementary state of material Force is, in the view of the old Indian physicists, a condition of pure material extension in Space of which the peculiar property is vibration typified to us by the phenomenon of sound. But vibration in this state of ether is not sufficient to create forms. There must first be some obstruction in the flow of the Force ocean, some contraction and expansion, some interplay of vibrations, some impinging of force upon force so as to create a beginning of fixed relations and mutual effects. Material Force modifying its first ethereal status assumes a second, called in the old language the aerial, of which the special property is contact between force and force, contact that is the basis of all material relations. Still we have not as yet real forms but only varying forces. A sustaining principle is needed. This is provided by a third self-modification of the primitive Force of which the principle of light, electricity, fire and heat is for us the characteristic manifestation. Even then, we can have forms of force preserving their own character and peculiar action, but not stable forms of Matter. A fourth state characterised by diffusion and a first medium of permanent attractions and repulsions, termed picturesquely water or the liquid state, and a fifth of cohesion, termed earth or the solid state, complete the necessary elements.” The Life Divine

:::   "The essential cause and condition of universal existence is the Lord, Ishwara or Purusha, manifesting and occupying individual and universal forms.” *The Life Divine

“The essential cause and condition of universal existence is the Lord, Ishwara or Purusha, manifesting and occupying individual and universal forms.” The Life Divine

:::   "The first condition of inner progress is to recognise whatever is or has been a wrong movement in any part of the nature, — wrong idea, wrong feeling, wrong speech, wrong action, — and by wrong is meant what departs from the truth, from the higher consciousness and higher self, from the way of the Divine. Once recognised it is admitted, not glossed over or defended, — and it is offered to the Divine for the Light and Grace to descend and substitute for it the right movement of the true Consciousness.” *Letters on Yoga

“The first condition of inner progress is to recognise whatever is or has been a wrong movement in any part of the nature,—wrong idea, wrong feeling, wrong speech, wrong action,—and by wrong is meant what departs from the truth, from the higher consciousness and higher self, from the way of the Divine. Once recognised it is admitted, not glossed over or defended,—and it is offered to the Divine for the Light and Grace to descend and substitute for it the right movement of the true Consciousness.” Letters on Yoga

"The Ideal is an eternal Reality which we have not yet realised in the conditions of our own being, not a non-existent which the Eternal and Divine has not yet grasped and only we imperfect beings have glimpsed and mean to create.” The Life Divine

“The Ideal is an eternal Reality which we have not yet realised in the conditions of our own being, not a non-existent which the Eternal and Divine has not yet grasped and only we imperfect beings have glimpsed and mean to create.” The Life Divine

“The intermediate zone means simply a confused condition or passage in which one is getting out of the personal consciousness and opening into the cosmic (cosmic Mind, cosmic vital, cosmic physical, something perhaps of the cosmic higher Mind) without having yet transcended the human mind levels. One is not in possession of or direct contact with the divine Truth on its own levels , but one can receive something from them, even from the overmind, indirectly. Only, as one is still immersed in the cosmic Ignorance, all that comes from above can be mixed, perverted, taken hold of for their purposes by lower, even by hostile Powers.

The last stage of this perfection will come when you are com* pletely identified with the Divine Mother and feel yourself to be no longer another and separate being, hstwmeM, sen'ani or worker but truly a child and eternal portion of her conscious- ness and force. Always she will be in you and you in her ; it will be your constant, simple and natural experience that all your thought and seeing and action, your very breathing or moving come from her and are here. You will know and see and feel that you are a person and power formed by her out of herself, put out from her for the play and yet always safe in her, being of her being, consciousness of her consciousness, force of her force, ananda of her Ananda. When this condition is entire and her supramental energies can freely move you then you will be perfect in divine works; knowledge, will, action will become sure, simple, luminous, spontaneous, flawless, an outflow from the Supreme, a divine movement of the Eternal.

— the nervous being — as well as the vital proper ; and both are largely conditioned by tbe gross material bodily part which is almost entirely subconscient to our experience.

the quality or condition of being humble; the opposite of pride or haughtiness.

the quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity.

There arc conditions that have been laid down by a Supreme

Therefore, while our effort is personal. Time appears as a resist- ance, for It presents to us all the obstruction of the forces that conflict with our own. When the divine working and the per- sonal are combined in our consciousness, It appears as a medium and condition. When the two become one, it appears as a servant and instrument.

There is no condition more dangerous for the sex-imagination to come than lying in bed in a half-awake or else a relaxed inert condition unoccupied by any activity or any experience.

“The robbers are as in the Veda vital beings who come to steal away the good condition or else to steal the gains of the sadhana.” Letters on Yoga

the state, condition, or fact of being compelling or of requiring immediate action; pressing importance; imperativeness.

the state, condition, or quality of being immediate.

the state or condition of being unwilling, reluctant, or loath; reluctance; disinclination.

The true love for the Divine is a self-giving, free of demand, full of submission and surrender ; it makes no claim, imposes no condition, strikes no bargain, indulges in no violences of jealousy or pride or anger — for these things arc not in its composition. In return the Divine Mother also gives herself, but freely — and this represents itself in an inner giving — hei presence in your mind, your vital, your physical consciousness, her power recreating you in the divine nature, taking up aU the move'ments of your being and Erecting them towards perfection and fulfilment, her love enveloping you and carrying you in its arms Godwards.

  "The void is the condition of the Self — free, wide and silent. It seems void to the mind but in reality it is simply a state of pure existence and consciousness, Sat and Chit with Shanti.” *Letters on Yoga

“The void is the condition of the Self—free, wide and silent. It seems void to the mind but in reality it is simply a state of pure existence and consciousness, Sat and Chit with Shanti.” Letters on Yoga

"Time is a field of circumstances and forces meeting and working out a resultant progression whose course it measures. To the ego it is a tyrant or a resistance, to the Divine an instrument. Therefore, while our effort is personal, Time appears as a resistance, for it presents to us all the obstruction of the forces that conflict with our own. When the divine working and the personal are combined in our consciousness, it appears as a medium and a condition. When the two become one, it appears as a servant and instrument.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“Time is a field of circumstances and forces meeting and working out a resultant progression whose course it measures. To the ego it is a tyrant or a resistance, to the Divine an instrument. Therefore, while our effort is personal, Time appears as a resistance, for it presents to us all the obstruction of the forces that conflict with our own. When the divine working and the personal are combined in our consciousness, it appears as a medium and a condition. When the two become one, it appears as a servant and instrument.” The Synthesis of Yoga

To arrive at full possession of the powers of the dream-state, it is necessary first to exclude the attack of the sights, sounds etc. of the outer world upon the physical organs. It is quite possible indeed to be aware in the dream-trance of the outer physical world through the subtle senses which belong to the subtle body ; one may be aware of them just so far as one chooses and on a much wider scale than In the waking condition ; for the subtle senses have a far more powerful range than the gross physical organs, a range which may be made practically unlimited. But this awareness of the phj-sical world through the subtle senses is something quite different from our normal awareness of it through the physical organs ; the latter is incompatible with the settled state of trance, for the pressure of the physical senses breaks the Samadhi and calls back the mind to live in their normal field where alone they have power. But the subtle senses have power both upon their own planes and upon the physical world, though this is to them more remote than their own world of being. In Yoga various devices are used to seal up the doors of the physical sense, some of them physical devices ; but the one all-sufficient means is a force of concentration by which the mind is drawn inward to depths where the call of physical things can no longer easily attain to it. A second necessity is to get rid of the intervention of physical sleep. The ordinary habit of the mind when it goes in away from contact with physical things is to fall into the torpor of sleep or its dreams, and therefore when called in for the purposes of Samadhi, it gives or lends to give, at the first chance, by sheer force of habit, not the response demanded, but its usual response of ph)sical slumber. This habit of the mind has to be got rid of ; the mind has to Icam to be awake in the dream-stale, in possession of itself, not with the outgoing, but with an ingathered wakefulness in which, though immersed in itself, it exercises all its powers.

To arrive at this condition the important thing is a persistent aspiration, call and self-offering and a will to reject all in oneself or around that stands in the way. Difficulties there will always be at the beginning and for as long a time as is necessary for the change ; but they are bound to disappear if they are met by a settled faith, will and patience.

To be free from all egoistic motive, careful of truth in speech and action, void of self-will and self-assertion, watchful in all things, is the condition for being a fearless servant-

to take out of a woven, intertwined, or entangled state or condition; esp. to unravel or undo. Also fig.

trained ::: v. 1. Developed or formed the habits, thoughts, behaviour or powers of (a child or other person) by discipline and instruction. adj. 2. Shaped or conditioned or disciplined by training. 3. Taught, as an animal, to perform, obey, etc. ill-trained.

transform ::: 1. To change markedly the appearance or form of. 2. To alter or be altered radically in form, function, etc. 3. To undergo a change of nature, function, or condition; convert. transformed, transforming.

transformed or transitioned from one state, condition, or phase to another.

transition ::: passage from one form, state, or condition, to another. transition-line.

translate ::: 1. To transfer from one place or condition to another. 2. To express or be capable of being expressed in another language or dialect. 3. To put into simpler terms; explain or interpret. 4. To change from one form, function, or state to another; convert or transform. translates, translated, translating.

transmute ::: to change from one nature, substance, form, or condition into another; transform; convert. transmutes, transmuted, transmuting, transmutingly.

triumph ::: n. 1. The fact, condition or act of being victorious; victory or conquest. Also fig. v. 2. To be victorious or successful; win. 3. To rejoice, exult, be elated or glad; to glory. triumphs, triumphed, triumphing.

trust ::: n. 1. Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing. 2. The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in one. 3. A person or thing in which confidence or faith is placed. v. 4. To have or place reliance; depend on someone or something; have faith in. trusted, trusting.

turn ::: v. **1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve. 2. To direct or set one"s course toward, away from, or in a particular direction. 3. To change direction, as at a bend or curve. 4. To direct the face or gaze toward or away from someone or something. 5. To channel one"s attention, interest, or thought toward or away from something. 6. To direct one"s thought, attention, interest, desire, effort, etc. toward or away from someone or something. 7. To change the position (esp. the body) from side to side or back and forth. 8. To change or cause to change one"s attitude so as to become hostile or to retaliate. 9. To direct or bring to bear in the way of opposition; to proceed to use against. 10. To cause to go in a specific direction; direct. 11. To change or convert or be changed or converted to change or convert or be changed or converted; transform. 12. To apply to some use or purpose; to make use of, employ. 13. To twist, bend, or distort in shape. turns, turned, turning, fate-turned.* *n. 14. The act of turning or the condition of being turned; rotation or revolution. 15. An act or instance of changing or reversing the course or direction, or a place or point at which such a change occurs. 16. Course; direction. 17. Requirement, need, exigency; purpose, use, convenience. 18. A change in affairs, conditions, or circumstances; vicissitude; revolution; esp. a change for better or worse, or the like, at a crisis; hence, sometimes, the time at which such a change takes place. Often fig. 19. A propensity or adeptness. 20. The place, point, or time or occasion at which a deviation or change occurs. turns.

uncertain ::: 1. Not determinate or fixed in point of time or occurrence. 2. About which one cannot be certain or assured; subject to doubt. 3. Not fully confident or assured of something. 4. Having no clear knowledge; in a state of doubt. 5. Not clearly identified, located, or determined. 6. Not clearly defined or outlined; vague; indistinct. 7. Not certain to remain in one state or condition; unsteady, variable, fitful. 8. Dependent on chance or unpredictable factors; doubtful; of unforeseeable outcome or effect. 9. Ambiguous.

undid or loosened from or as if from a coiled condition.

UNITY. ::: When there is the development of the Self-realisa- lion or of the cosmic consciousness or if there is il)e emptiness which is the preiiminary condition for these things, (here comes an automatic tendency for a unity with all — their alTcctions, mentai, vital, physical may easily touch. One has to keep oneself free.

". . . universal love is not personal — it has to be held within as a condition of the consciousness which will have its effects according to the Divine Will or be used by that Will if necessary; . . . .” Letters on Yoga ::: *love"s, loves, loved, loving, love-chained, love-maddened, love-music, love-note, all-love, All-love, All-Love.

“… universal love is not personal—it has to be held within as a condition of the consciousness which will have its effects according to the Divine Will or be used by that Will if necessary; …” Letters on Yoga

Universal love is not personal ; it has to be held within as a condition of the consciousness which will have its elTccts accord- ing to the Divine Will or be used by that Will if necessary.

vicissitudes ::: 1. Successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as of life or fortune. 2. Changes or variations occurring in the course of something.

victim ::: 1. One who is harmed or killed by another. 2. One who is harmed by or made to suffer from an act, circumstance, agency, or condition. 3. A living creature slain and offered as a sacrifice during a religious rite. 4. One who is deceived or cheated, as by his or her own emotions or ignorance, by the dishonesty of others, or by some impersonal agency. victim"s, victims.

vileness ::: 1. A degraded state or condition; wretchedness; baseness; depravity. 2. The quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions.

virginity ::: a state or condition of being pure, fresh, or unused.

want ::: n. 1. Anything that is needed, desired, or lacked. 2. The condition or quality of lacking something usual or necessary. 3. A sense of lack or need of something. wants, life-wants. v. 4. To feel a need or desire for. wanted.

watch ::: n. 1. The act or process of keeping awake or mentally alert, especially for the purpose of guarding. 2. The act of observing closely or the condition of being closely observed; surveillance. v. 3. To keep under attentive view or observation, as in order to see or learn something; view attentively or with interest. 4. To guard, tend, or oversee, esp. for protection or safe keeping. watches, watched, watching, serpent-watched.

weakness ::: 1. The condition or quality of being weak; a flaw or weak point. 2. An inadequate or defective quality, as in a person"s character; slight fault or defect. weaknesses.

weigh ::: 1. Fig. To estimate, assess the value of (a person, a condition, quality, etc.), as if by placing in the scales. 2. To have consequence or importance. 3. To burden or oppress, esp. on the mind. 4. To be influential. weighs, weighed. weighs down. Causes to bend down with added weight; fig. Burdens or oppresses.

What for Instance would be the utility of a supramental creation on earth if it were just the same thing as a supramental creation on the supramental plane? It is that, in principle, but yet some- thing else, a triumphant new self-discovery of the Divine in conditions that arc not elsewhere.

“What is original and eternal for ever in the Divine is the Being, what is developed in consciousness, conditions, forces, forms, etc., by the Divine Power is the Becoming. The eternal Divine is the Being; the universe in Time and all that is apparent in it is a Becoming.” Letters on Yoga

"What we mean by Spirit is self-existent being with an infinite power of consciousness and unconditioned delight in its being.” Essays on the Gita

“What we mean by Spirit is self-existent being with an infinite power of consciousness and unconditioned delight in its being.” Essays on the Gita

Wideness and calmness are the foundation of the yogic cons- ciousness and the best condition for inner growth and experi- ence. If a wide calm can be established in the physical cons- ciousness, occupying and filling the very body and all its cells, that can become (he basis for its transformation ; in fact, with- out this wideness and calmness (he transformation is hardly possible.

"Wideness and calmness are the foundation of the yogic consciousness and the best condition for inner growth and experience. If a wide calm can be established in the physical consciousness, occupying and filling the very body and all its cells, that can become the basis for its transformation; in fact, without this wideness and calmness the transformation is hardly possible.” Letters on Yoga*

“Wideness and calmness are the foundation of the yogic consciousness and the best condition for inner growth and experience. If a wide calm can be established in the physical consciousness, occupying and filling the very body and all its cells, that can become the basis for its transformation; in fact, without this wideness and calmness the transformation is hardly possible.” Letters on Yoga

WIDENESS. ::: Wideness and calmness are the foundation of the yogic consciousness and Ibe best condition for inner groyrt and experience. If a wide calm can be established in the physica consciousness, occupying and filling the very body and^ all J * cells, that can become the basis for its transformation ; m ac . without this wideness and calmness the transformation is har y possible.

will, free ::: Sri Aurobindo: Our notion of free will is apt to be tainted with the excessive individualism of the human ego and to assume the figure of an independent will acting on its own isolated account, in a complete liberty without any determination other than its own choice and single unrelated movement. This idea ignores the fact that our natural being is a part of cosmic Nature and our spiritual being exists only by the supreme Transcendence. Our total being can rise out of subjection to fact of present Nature only by an identification with a greater Truth and a greater Nature. The will of the individual, even when completely free, could not act in an isolated independence, because the individual being and nature are included in the universal Being and Nature and dependent on the all-overruling Transcendence. There could indeed be in the ascent a dual line. On one line the being could feel and behave as an independent self-existence uniting itself with its own impersonal Reality; it could, so self-conceived, act with a great force, but either this action would be still within an enlarged frame of its past and present self-formation of power of Nature or else it would be the cosmic or supreme Force that acted in it and there would be no personal initiation of action, no sense therefore of individual free will but only of an impersonal cosmic or supreme Will or Energy at its work. On the other line the being would feel itself a spiritual instrument and so act as a power of the Supreme Being, limited in its workings only by the potencies of the Supernature, which are without bounds or any restriction except its own Truth and self-law, and by the Will in her. But in either case there would be, as the condition of a freedom from the control of a mechanical action of Nature-forces, a submission to a greater conscious Power or an acquiescent unity of the individual being with its intention and movement in his own and in the world"s existence.” *The Life Divine

Will, there are many tangfed knots that have to be loosened and cannot be cut abruptly asunder. The Asura and Rakshasa hold this evolving earthly nature and have to be met and conquered on their own terms in their own long-conquered fief and pro- vince ; the human in us has to be led and prepared to transcend its limits and is too weak and obscure to be lifted up suddenly to a form far beyond it. The Divine Consciousness and Force are there and do at each moment the thing that is needed in the conditions of the labour, take always the step that fs decreed and shape In the midst of imperfection the perfection that is to come. But only when the supermiod has descended in you can she deal directly as the supramental Shakti with supramental natures. If you follow your mind, it will not recognise the hiother even when she is manifest before you. Follow your soul and not your mind, your soul that answers to the Truth, not your mind that leaps at appearances ; trust the Divine Power and she will free the godlike elements in you and shape all into an expression of Divine Nature.

WRONG MOVEMENT. ::: The first condition of inner pro- gress is to recognise whatever is or has been a wrong movement in any part of the nature, — wrong idea, wrong feeling, wrong speech, wrong action, — and by wrong is meant what departs from truth, from the higher consciousness and higher self, from the way of the Divine. Once recognised it is admitted, not glossed over or defended, — and It is offered to the Divine for the Light and Grace to descend and substitute for it the right movement of the true consciousness.



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1:Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson,
2:Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst." ~ Lin Yutang,
3:Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." ~ Robert Heinlei @aax9
4:Peace, after all, is only a condition of the mind. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
5:When weak or injured always continue training as you should always be able to adapt in any condition. ~ Masaaki Hatsumi,
6:Confronting the unknown is a condition of life.
~ Eisho, @BashoSociety
7:Never tell a lie: absolute condition for safety on the path
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
8:To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great.
   ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
9:Compassion to all creatures is the condition of sainthood. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II, Swaraj,
10:Renunciation of desires: the essential condition for realisation.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, [T2],
11:Nowhere and in no situation is the sage dissatisfied with his condition. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
12:Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence. ~ Saint Basil the Great,
13:Time is a convention of movement, not a condition of existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad, The Isha Upanishad,
14:The condition of freedom is the search for truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings, The Revival of Indian Art,
15:The lower is for us the first condition of the higher. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Knowledge and the Ignorance,
16:Faith is the first condition of success in every great undertaking. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I, The Leverage of Faith,
17:Tell me why you should be in search of a goal? Why are you not content with the present condition? ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
18:The true quiet is within and no other will give you the condition you want. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Quiet and Calm,
19:Avail yourself of your home life to raise your spiritual condition before you take to the austerities of asceticism. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
20:Destruction is the first condition of progress. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita, The Vision of the World-Spirit - Time the Destroyer,
21:A divided nature is the worst possible condition for this path. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Himself and the Ashram, Acceptance as a Disciple,
22:Liberty is at once the condition of vigorous variation and the condition of self-finding. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Diversity in Oneness,
23:It is possible for the human soul to obtain the condition of absolute union with God when one is able to say: "Soham," "I am He." ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
24:Order is not inconsistent with liberty but rather the condition for the right use of liberty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga, Message,
25:Renunciation of all in desire is the condition of the free enjoyment of all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: The Inhabiting Godhead, Life and Action,
26:One arrives at such a condition only by renouncing all that one has seen, heard, understood. ~ Baha-ullah: "The Seven Valleys.", the Eternal Wisdom
27:When you have made progress in wisdom, you will find no situation troublesome to you; every condition will be happy. ~ Plntarch, the Eternal Wisdom
28:The man who does not try to raise his spirit above itself, is not worthy to live in the condition of a man. ~ Angelus Silesius II. 22, the Eternal Wisdom
29:I say, wherever and in whatever condition you may live, the dirt of the world will cause no harm to you. The Master is there; you need not be afraid, you need not worry. ~ Sri Sarada Devi,
30:Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes." ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @Sufi_Path
31:Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
32:A perfect equality not only of the self, but in the nature is a condition of the Yoga of self-perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Perfection of Equality,
33:...peace and joy can be there permanently, but the condition of this permanence is that one should have the constant contact or indwelling of the Divine..
   ~ The Mother, [T5],
34:It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
35:The zeal we devote to fulfilling the precept "Know thyself," leads us to the true happiness whose condition is the knowledge of veritable truths. ~ Porphyry, the Eternal Wisdom
36:The development of the free individual is, we have said, the first condition for the development of the perfect society. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Civilisation and Barbarism,
37:Christian, remember your dignity, and now that you share in God's own nature, do not return by sin to your former base condition. Bear in mind who is your head and of whose body you are a member. ~ Leo the Great,
38:If we want to have conversations with God (of course within us), is it possible? If yes, on what condition?

   God does not indulge in conversation.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
39:The struggle of Mind to elevate life is the promise and condition of the conquest of life by that which is higher even than Mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Threefold Life,
40:Suddenly, I saw the complete condition of my soul as God sees it. I could see clearly everything that displeases God. I did not know that even the smallest transgressions would have to be accounted for. ~ Saint Faustina,
41:The harmony of the inner and outer man which is the true meaning of civilisation and the efficient condition of a true progress. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, "Is India Civilised?" - I,
42:Go back, go back to the old days when there was strength and vitality. Be strong once more, drink deep of this fountain of yore, and that is the only condition of life in India. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
43:Even in the most purely mental activities the fitness, readiness or perfect training of the bodily instrument is a condition indispensable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga, Perfection of the Body,
44:It would be very surprising if a church constructed by the hands of man should be full of symbols while the universe would not be infinitely full of them. They must be read. ~ Simone Weil, 'The First Condition for the Work of a Free Person',
45:The fact that we experience anxiety and annoyance is the certain sign that, in the unconscious, there is an emotional program for happiness that has just been frustrated. ~ Thomas Keating, The Human Condition: Contemplation and Transformation,
46:To completely trust in Allah is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
47:Awareness is colored by experience but is never tarnished or sullied by anything that takes place within it. Pure knowing, being aware of awareness itself is always in the same pristine condition." ~ Rupert Spira,"Being Aware of Being Aware,", (2017),
48:That is the supreme felicity of those who have won their victory, it is the perfect and immutable peace, the defeat of Impermanence, a pure and luminous condition, the victory over death. ~ Canon in Pali, the Eternal Wisdom
49:The interval between the mind's passing from one idea to another - the period of calm between the two storms of thought - may be described as the native condition of the Self." ~ "Yoga Vasistha," Hindu philosophical text, contains over 29,000 verses, Wikipedia.,
50:To know the highest Truth and to be in harmony with it is the condition of right being, to express it in all that we are, experience and do is the condition of right living. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Modes of the Self,
51:There is a reflective property in matter. It is a mirror tarnished, clouded by our breath. It is only necessary to clean the mirror and to read the symbols that are written in matter from all eternity. ~ Simone Weil, 'The First Condition for the Work of a Free Person',
52:To be first in tune with the Infinite, in harmony with the Divine, and then to be unified with the Infinite, taken into the Divine is its condition of perfect strength and mastery. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Soul and Nature,
53:If you react to conditioning, you're causing the condition to inflate. Because by reacting you say, "I want more of that." What you're saying to the world, to the universe, "I want more of that," because the universe accepts the emotion that you give out. ~ Robert Adams,
54:In tasting gall Jesus took on himself the bitterness and toil of man's mortal, painful life. By drinking vinegar he made his own the degradation men had suffered, and in the same act gave us the grace to better our condition treatise ~ Theodoret of Cyr, On the Incarnation).,
55:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corrupt-able. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. ~ Frank Herbert,
56:For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition. ~ C S Lewis, "Bluspels and Flalansferes: A Semantic Nightmare", Rehabilitations and Other Essays (1939),
57:Wherever the Lord keeps you, that will be for your good. He knows best. Leave everything to Him & don't forget Him - that is your duty. It is His responsibility where & in what condition to keep you & what He will make you do. For your part, just see that you may not forget Him.~ Swami Turiyananda,
58:Bhakti can be more easily practiced by persons in every condition of life. Extreme love for God is Bhakti. The great quality of Bhakti is that it cleanses the mind, and the firmly established Bhakti for the Supreme Lord is alone sufficient to purify the mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
59:The attitude, 'You can win if you want to badly enough,' means that the will to win is constant. No amount of punishment, no amount of effort, no condition is too 'tough' to take in order to win. Such an attitude can be developed only if winning is closely tied to the practitioner's ideals and dreams. ~ Bruce Lee,
60:It is always the originating supermind that contains within itself the true values, significances and relations of the other parts of our being and its unfolding is the condition of the integral possession of our self and nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Supramental Sense,
61:Suicide is an absurd solution; he is quite mistaken in thinking that it will give him peace. He will only carry his difficulties with him into a more miserable condition of existence beyond and bring them back to another life on earth. The only remedy is ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III, Difficulties of the Path - VII,
62:The tendency to take what I lay down for one and apply it without discrimination to another is responsible for much misunderstanding. A general statement, too, true in itself, cannot be applied to everyone alike or applied now and immediately without consideration of condition or circumstance or person or time. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
63:These drops [of consciousness] happen to all sadhaks; their causes are various; sometimes it is a pull from below, sometimes an invasion from outside, sometimes a less ascertainable cause. When it happens, one must always remain as quiet as possible behind and call back the better condition.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III,
64:Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercises, even over the appearance of external objects. Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts. The real hues are delicate, and need a clearer vision. ~ Charles Dickens,
65:When you sit in meditation you must be as candid and simple as a child, not interfering by your external mind, expecting nothing, insisting on nothing. Once this condition is there, all the rest depends upon the aspiration deep within you. And if you call upon Divinity, then too you will have the answer.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
66:It is only when one gives oneself in all sincerity to the Divine Will that one has the peace and calm joy which come from the abolition of desires.
   The psychic being knows this with certainty; so, by uniting with one's psychic, one can know it. But the first condition is not to be subject to one's desires and mistake them for the truth of one's being.
   ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother,
67:Our object is to change into the divine nature, but the divine nature is not a mental or moral but a spiritual condition, difficult to achieve, difficult even to conceive by our intelligence. The Master of our work and our Yoga knows the thing to be done, and we must allow him to do it in us by his own means and in his own manner.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Master of the Work, 247 [T6],
68:Message for 4. 5. 67
   "Earth-life is the self-chosen habitation of a great Divinity and his aeonic will is to change it from a blind prison into his splendid mansion and high heaven-reaching temple." - Sri Aurobindo
   The Divinity mentioned by Sri Aurobindo is not a person but a condition that will be shared by all those who have prepared themselves to receive it. May 1967 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III,
69:What are the steps to follow for (1) sadhana and (2) silence of the mind?

   (1) Do work as sadhana. You offer to the Divine the work you do to the best of your capacities and you leave the result to the Divine. (2) Try to become conscious first above your head, keeping the brain as silent as possible. If you succeed and the work is done in that condition, then it will become perfect.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
70:In India the healers by faith comm and their sick to repeat with absolute conviction the words, "There is no malady in me, Sickness is not." The sick man repeats and, so mentally denied, his malady disappears. Thus if you believe yourself to be mortally weak, you find yourself actually in that condition. Know and believe that you can have an immense power, and the power will come to you in the end. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
71:Creatures perish
in the darkened
blind of quest,
knowing intimations.

Guessing and dreaming
they pursue the real,
faces turned toward the sky
whispering secrets to the heavens.

While the lord remains among them
in every turn of time
abiding in their every condition
every instant.

Never without him, they,
not for the blink of an eye --
if only they knew!
nor he for a moment without them." ~ Mansur al-Hallaj,
72:By this Yoga we not only seek the Infinite, but we call upon the Infinite to unfold himself in human life. Therefore the Shastra of our Yoga must provide for an infinite liberty in the receptive human soul. A free adaptability in the manner and type of the individual's acceptance of the Universal and Transcendent into himself is the right condition for the full spiritual life in man.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids, 57,
73:Creatures perish
in the darkened
blind of quest,
knowing intimations.

Guessing and dreaming
they pursue the real,
faces turned toward the sky
whispering secrets to the heavens.

While the lord remains among them
in every turn of time
abiding in their every condition
every instant.

Never without him, they,
not for the blink of an eye --
if only they knew!
nor he for a moment without them. ~ Mansur al Hallaj,
74:Concentration is a gathering together of the consciousness and either centralising at one point or turning on a single object, e.g. the Divine-there can also be a gathered condition throughout the whole being, not at a point. In meditation it is not indispensable to gather like this, one can simply remain with a quiet mind thinking of one subject or observing what comes in the consciousness and dealing with it.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
75:If iron is once changed to gold by the touch of the philosopher's stone, it may be kept in the earth or thrown into a mass of ordure, but always it will be gold and can never go back to its first condition. So is it with him whose heart has touched, were it but a single time, the feet of the Almighty; let him dwell amidst the tumult of the world or in the solitude of the forest, by nothing can he again be polluted. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
76:Detaching oneself from the ignorant actions of the mind and vital and from any kind of ambition, and allowing the Divine Mother to work according to Her own will, one can have inner as well as outer peace and happiness; and this, I think, is the way one can serve the Mother gratefully and sincerely. Is this not so?

   Certainly, action without ambition and egoistic calculation is the condition of peace and felicity - both inner and outer.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
77:Does the economic condition of a man become stable with the betterment of his consciousness?

   If 'betterment of consciousness' means an increased, enlarged consciousness, a better organisation of it, then as a result there should naturally be a greater control of outward things (including the 'economic condition'). But also, naturally when one has a 'better consciousness' one is less preoccupied with such things as one's economic condition.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III,
78:To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived~this is to have succeeded. ~ Bessie Anderson Stanley,
79:But if it is the important thing, the only thing that matters, and if everything else comes afterwards, and you want nothing but this, then - this is the first condition. You must first establish this, later we may speak of what follows. First this, that all the rest does not count, that only this counts, that one is ready to give everything to have this, that it is the only thing of importance in life. Then one puts oneself in the condition of being able to take a step forward.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954, 342,
80:The only way out of your difficulty is to find the psychic being and to live entirely in its consciousness. Life upon earth as it is now is full of miseries and any sensitive heart is full of sorrow because of that. To get in contact with the Divine Consciousness and to live in its mercy, its strength and its light is the only truly effective way to get out of this difficulty and suffering and by uniting with the psychic we can obtain this condition. My help and blessings are with you for this purpose.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
81:There are four conditions for knowing the divine Will:
   The first essential condition: an absolute sincerity.
   Second: to overcome desires and preferences.
   Third: to silence the mind and listen.
   Fourth, to obey immediately when you receive the order. If you persist, you will perceive the Divine Will more and more clearly. But even before you know what it is, you can make an offering of your own will and you will see that all circumstances will be so arranged as to make you do the right thing
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951,
82:The connection between you and the Mother is there and has always existed. Inside it is very evident and, when you are in the psychic condition, that which is inside begins to work. It is only the physical mind that suggests the idea to the contrary because outward circumstances are still inharmonious and unfavourable. Do not allow these suggestions to sway you. Seek the connection within you in your psychic being; then even through the outward circumstances it will shine out and change all into oneness.
5 June 1936 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
83:I don't know whether this world has a meaning that transcends it. But I know that I cannot know that meaning and that it is impossible for me just now to know it. What can a meaning outside my condition mean to me? I can understand only in human terms. What I touch, what resists me ~ that I understand. And these two certainties ~ my appetite for the absolute and for unity and the impossibility of reducing this world to a rational and reasonable principle ~ I also know that I cannot reconcile them. What other truth can I admit without lying, without bringing in a hope I lack and which means nothing within the limits of my conditions?,
84:There are two factors that have to be considered in the matter [the causes of illness]. There is what comes from outside and there is what comes from your inner condition. Your inner condition becomes a cause of illness when there is a resistance or revolt in it or when there is some part in you that does not respond to the protection; or even there may be something there that almost willingly and wilfully calls in the adverse forces. It is enough if there is a slight movement of this kind in you; the hostile forces are at once upon you and their attack takes often the form of illness. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
85:What we call destiny is only in fact the result of the present condition of the being and the nature and energies it has accumulated in the past acting on each other and determining the present attempts and their future results. But as soon as one enters the path of spiritual life, this old predetermined destiny begins to recede. There comes in a new factor, the Divine Grace, the help of a higher Divine Force other than the force of Karma, which can lift the sadhak beyond the present possibilities of his nature. One's spiritual destiny is then the divine election which ensures the future.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - I, [T1],
86:
   Sweet Mother, how can we find the Divine who is hidden in us?

... This we have explained many, many times. But the first thing is to want it, and know precisely that this comes first, before all other things, that this is the important thing. That is the first condition; all the rest may come later, this is the essential condition. You see, if once in a while, from time to time, when you have nothing to do and all goes well and you are unoccupied, suddenly you tell yourself, Ah, I would like so much to find the Divine! - well, this
   - it may take a hundred thousand years, in this way. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954, [T2],
87:The intermediate zone means simply a confused condition or passage in which one is getting out of the personal consciousness and opening into the cosmic (cosmic Mind, cosmic vital, cosmic physical, something perhaps of the cosmic higherMind) without having yet transcended the human mind levels. One is not in possession of or direct contact with the divine Truth on its own levels, but one can receive something from them, even from the Overmind, indirectly.Only, as one is still immersed in the cosmic Ignorance, all that comes from above can be mixed, perverted, taken hold of for their purposes by lower, even by hostile Powers.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Himself And The Ashram, 118,
88:If renunciation is not embraced
By the pure motivation of bodhicitta,
It will not become a cause for the perfect bliss of unsurpassed awakening,
So the wise should generate supreme bodhicitta.

Beings are swept along by the powerful current of the four rivers,
Tightly bound by the chains of their karma, so difficult to undo,
Ensnared within the iron trap of their self-grasping,
And enshrouded in the thick darkness of ignorance.

Again and yet again, they are reborn in limitless saṃsāra,
And constantly tormented by the three forms of suffering.
This is the current condition of all your mothers from previous lives—
Contemplate their plight and generate supreme bodhichitta. ~ Tsongkapa,
89:It is not a question of making a few changes in individual lines, that is a very minor problem; the real finality only comes when all is felt as a perfect whole, no line jarring with or falling away from the level of the whole though some may rise above it and also all the parts in their proper place making the right harmony. It is an inner feeling that has to decide that and my inner feeling is not as satisfied in that respect with parts of the third section as it is with the first two. Unfortunately the mind can't arrange these things, one has to wait till the absolutely right thing comes in a sort of receptive self-opening and calling-down condition. Hence the months. 20 November 1936 ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Poetry And Art,
90:all life is yoga.. :::
   In the right view both of life and of Yoga all life is either consciously or subconsciously a Yoga. For we mean by this term a methodised effort towards self-perfection by the expression of the secret potentialities latent in the being and - highest condition of victory in that effort - union of the human individual with the universal and transcendent Existence we see partially expressed in man and in the Cosmos. But all life, when we look behind its appearances, is a vast Yoga of Nature who attempts in the conscious and the subconscious to realise her perfection in an ever-increasing expression of her yet unrealised potentialities and to unite herself with her own divine reality.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, 6,
91:Two general and basic principles are proposed for the formation of categories: The first has to do with the function of category systems and asserts that the task of category systems is to provide maximum information with the least cognitive effort [("cognitive economy")]; the second has to do with the structure of the information so provided and asserts that the perceived world comes as structured information rather than than arbitrary or unpredictable attributes [("perceived world structure")]. Thus maximum information with least cognitive effort is achieved if categories map the perceived world structure as closely as possible. This condition can be achieved either by the mapping of categories to given attribute structures or by the definition or redefinition of attributes to render a given set of categories appropriately structured.
   ~ Rosch, 1978, p. 28,
92:The condition of today's world cannot be transformed by technocratic rationality, since both technocracy and rationality are apparently nearing their apex.

Nor can it be transcended by preaching or admonishing a return to ethics and morality, or in fact, by any form of return to the past.

We have only one option: in examining the manifestations of our age, we must penetrate them with sufficient breadth and depth that we do not come under the demonic and destructive spell.

We must not focus our view merely on these phenomena, but rather on the humus of the decaying world beneath, where the seedlings of the future are growing, immeasurable in their potential and vigor.

Since our insight into the energies pressing toward development aids their unfolding, the seedlings and inceptive beginnings must be made visible and comprehensible." ~ Jean Gebser,
93:PURANI: There was some effort. Only, you can say that the effort was negligible in proportion to the success.
   SRI AUROBINDO: It is not a question of proportion. One may have put in a great deal of effort and yet there could be no result because there was not a complete and total sincerity. On the other hand, when the result comes with little effort it is because the whole being has responded-- and Grace found it possible to act. All the same, effort is a contributory factor. Sometimes one goes on making an effort with no result or even the condition becomes worse. And when one has given it up, one finds suddenly that the result has come. It may be that the effort was keeping up the resistance too. And when the effort is given up, the resistance says, "This fellow has given up effort. What is the use of resisting anymore?" ( Laughter ) ~ Nirodbaran, TALKS WITH SRI AUROBINDO VOLUME 1, 405,
94:It is not enough to devote ourselves by the reading of Scriptures or by the stress of philosophic reasoning to an intellectual understanding of the Divine; for at the end of our long mental labour we might know all that has been said of the Eternal, possess all that can be thought about the Infinite and yet we might not know him at all. This intellectual preparation can indeed be the first stage in a powerful Yoga, but it is not indispensable: it is not a step which all need or can be called upon to take. Yoga would be impossible, except for a very few, if the intellectual figure of knowledge arrived at by the speculative or meditative Reason were its indispensable condition or a binding preliminary. All that the Light from above asks of us that it may begin its work is a call from the soul and a sufficient point of support in the mind.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, [T5],
95:Metamorphosis: The transmutation of the mind to magical consciousness has often been called the Great Work. It has a far-reaching purpose leading eventually to the discovery of the True Will. Even a slight ability to change oneself is more valuable than any power over the external universe.
   Metamorphosis is an exercise in willed restructuring of the mind. All attempts to reorganize the mind involve a duality between conditions as they are and the preferred condition. Thus it is impossible to cultivate any virtue like spontaneity, joy, pious, pride, grace or omnipotence without involving oneself in more conventionality, sorrow, guilt, sin and impotence in the process. Religions are founded on the fallacy that one can or ought to have one without the other.
   High magic recognizes the dualistic condition but does not care whether life is bittersweet or sweet and sour; rather it seeks to achieve any arbitrary perceptual perspective at will.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber MMM,
96:A silence, an entry into a wide or even immense or infinite emptiness is part of the inner spiritual experience; of this silence and void the physical mind has a certain fear, the small superficially active thinking or vital mind a shrinking from it or dislike, - for it confuses the silence with mental and vital incapacity and the void with cessation or non-existence: but this silence is the silence of the spirit which is the condition of a greater knowledge, power and bliss, and this emptiness is the emptying of the cup of our natural being, a liberation of it from its turbid contents so that it may be filled with the wine of God; it is the passage not into non-existence but to a greater existence. Even when the being turns towards cessation, it is a cessation not in non-existence but into some vast ineffable of spiritual being or the plunge into the incommunicable superconscience of the Absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, 2.28 - The Divine Life,
97:The hostile forces have a certain self-chosen function: it is to test the condition of the individual, of the work, of the earth itself and their readiness for the spiritual descent and fulfilment. At every step of the journey, they are there attacking furiously, criticising, suggesting, imposing despondency or inciting to revolt, raising unbelief, amassing difficulties. No doubt, they put a very exaggerated interpretation on the rights given them by their function, making mountains even out of what seems to us a mole-hill. A little trifling false step or mistake and they appear on the road and clap a whole Himalaya as a barrier across it. But this opposition has been permitted from of old not merely as a test or ordeal, but as a compulsion on us to seek a greater strength, a more perfect self-knowledge, an intenser purity and force of aspiration, a faith that nothing can crush, a more powerful descent of the Divine Grace.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
98:reading :::
   50 Philosophy Classics: List of Books Covered:
   1. Hannah Arendt - The Human Condition (1958)
   2. Aristotle - Nicomachean Ethics (4th century BC)
   3. AJ Ayer - Language, Truth and Logic (1936)
   4. Julian Baggini - The Ego Trick (2011)
   5. Jean Baudrillard - Simulacra and Simulation (1981)
   6. Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex (1952)
   7. Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)
   8. Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution (1911)
   9. David Bohm - Wholeness and the Implicate Order (1980)
   10. Noam Chomsky - Understanding Power (2002)
   11. Cicero - On Duties (44 BC)
   12. Confucius - Analects (5th century BC)
   13. Rene Descartes - Meditations (1641)
   14. Ralph Waldo Emerson - Fate (1860)
   15. Epicurus - Letters (3rd century BC)
   16. Michel Foucault - The Order of Things (1966)
   17. Harry Frankfurt - On Bullshit (2005)
   18. Sam Harris - Free Will (2012)
   19. GWF Hegel - Phenomenology of Spirit (1803)
   20. Martin Heidegger - Being and Time (1927)
   21. Heraclitus - Fragments
99:an all-inclusive concentration is required for an Integral Yoga :::
   Concentration is indeed the first condition of any Yoga, but it is an all-receiving concentration that is the very nature of the integral Yoga. A separate strong fixing of the thought, of the emotions or of the will on a single idea, object, state, inner movement or principle is no doubt a frequent need here also; but this is only a subsidiary helpful process. A wide massive opening, a harmonised concentration of the whole being in all its parts and through all its powers upon the One who is the All is the larger action of this Yoga without which it cannot achieve its purpose. For it is the consciousness that rests in the One and that acts in the All to which we aspire; it is this that we seek to impose on every element of our being and on every movement of our nature. This wide and concentrated totality is the essential character of the sadhana and its character must determine its practice.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
100:The fourth condition is study. One must cultivate the mind, know what others have thought, open the mental being to this impact of the higher vibrations of knowledge. A mental knowledge is not tantamount to realization, it is true, but still one must know mentally where one is going, what has happened to others, how they have achieved, what are the hindrances and the helping points. This education of oneself by study, study of spiritual writings, suddhydya as it is called, a disciplined reading and incorporation of the knowledge contained in scriptures and authentic texts - that is a very important part. Even when you don't understand a text, still if you persist at it, the force that is in that book creates certain new grooves in your brain and the second or the third time when you read it, it begins to make some meaning. This is the meaning of studying, of exposing your mind to the constant vibrations of higher levels of knowledge. Incidentally, the mind gets developed, a mental climate is created, a climate of spiritual culture.
   ~ M P Pandit, The Advent 1981, 30,
101:But a time will come when you will feel more and more that you are the instrument and not the worker. For first by the force of your devotion your contact with the Divine Mother will become so intimate that at all times you will have only to concentrate and to put everything into her hands to have her present guidance, her direct command or impulse, the sure indication of the thing to be done and the way to do it and the result. And afterwards you will realise that the divine Shakti not only inspires and guides, but initiates and carries out your works; all your movements are originated by her, all your powers are hers, mind, life and body are conscious and joyful instruments of her action, means for her play, moulds for her manifestation in the physical universe. There can be no more happy condition than this union and dependence; for this step carries you back beyond the border-line from the life of stress and suffering in the ignorance into the truth of your spiritual being, into its deep peace and its intense Ananda. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother, 12,
102:THE PROGRESSIVE revelation of a great, a transcendent, a luminous Reality with the multitudinous relativities of this world that we see and those other worlds that we do not see as means and material, condition and field, this would seem then to be the meaning of the universe, - since meaning and aim it has and is neither a purposeless illusion nor a fortuitous accident.

   For the same reasoning which leads us to conclude that world-existence is not a deceptive trick of Mind, justifies equally the certainty that it is no blindly and helplessly self-existent mass of separate phenomenal existences clinging together and struggling together as best they can in their orbit through eternity, no tremendous self-creation and self-impulsion of an ignorant Force without any secret Intelligence within aware of its starting-point and its goal and guiding its process and its motion.

   An existence, wholly self-aware and therefore entirely master of itself, possesses the phenomenal being in which it is involved, realises itself in form, unfolds itself in the individual. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.6-1,
103: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, Standards of Conduct and Spiritual Freedom, 205,
104:Non-attachment/Non-disinterest best describes the magical condition of acting without lust of result. It is very difficult for humans to decide on something and then to do it purely for its own sake. Yet it is precisely this ability which is required to execute magical acts. Only single-pointed awareness will do. Attachment is to be understood both in the positive and negative sense, for aversion is its other face. Attachment to any attribute of oneself, ones personality, ones ambitions, ones relationships or sensory experiences - or equally, aversion to any of these - will prove limiting. On the other hand, it is fatal to lose interest in these things for they are ones symbolic system or magical reality. Rather, one is attempting to touch the sensitive parts of ones reality more lightly in order to deny the spoiling hand of grasping desire and boredom. Thereby one may gain enough freedom to act magically. In addition to these two meditations there is a third, more active, form of metamorphosis, and this involves ones everyday habits. However innocuous they might seem, habits in thought, word, and deed are the anchor of the personality. The magician aims to pull up that anchor and cast himself free on the seas of chaos.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
105:Q: What is the right attitude to stick on to this path till the Supramental Truth is realised?

"A: There is the psychic condition and sincerity and devotion to the Mother."

What is "the psychic condition"?

The psychic condition? That means being in relation with one's psychic, I suppose, being governed by one's psychic being.

Sweet Mother, I don't understand very clearly the difference between faith, belief and confidence.

But Sri Aurobindo has given the full explanation here. If you don't understand, then...

He has written "Faith is a feeling in the whole being."

The whole being, yes. Faith, that's the whole being at once. He says that belief is something that occurs in the head, that is purely mental; and confidence is quite different. Confidence - one can have confidence in life, trust in the Divine, trust in others, trust in one's own destiny, that is, one has the feeling that everything is going to help him, to do what he wants to do.

Faith is a certitude without any proof.

Mother, on what does faith depend?

Probably on Divine Grace. Some people have it spontaneously. There are others who need to make a great effort to have it.
~ The Mother, Question and Answers, Volume-6, page no.120,
106:But before entering into the details of I. A. O. as a magical formula it should be remarked that it is essentially the formula of Yoga or meditation; in fact, of elementary mysticism in all its branches. In beginning a meditation practice, there is always a quiet pleasure, a gentle natural growth; one takes a lively interest in the work; it seems easy; one is quite pleased to have started. This stage represents Isis. Sooner or later it is succeeded by depression-the Dark Night of the Soul, an infinite weariness and detestation of the work. The simplest and easiest acts become almost impossible to perform. Such impotence fills the mind with apprehension and despair. The intensity of this loathing can hardly be understood by any person who has not experienced it. This is the period of Apophis.
   It is followed by the arising not of Isis, but of Osiris. The ancient condition is not restored, but a new and superior condition is created, a condition only rendered possible by the process of death. The Alchemists themselves taught this same truth. The first matter of the work was base and primitive, though 'natural.' After passing through various stages the 'black dragon' appeared; but from this arose the pure and perfect gold
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, Magick, Part 3, The Formula of I. A. O. [158-159],
107:The Particular Necessity for Practice
The second part discusses "the particular necessity for practice."
Through the power of the yoga of speech, the stains that obscure the mind are removed. Once this happens, speech reaches its full potential. It is like discovering the true nature of your speech for the very first time.
To activate the yoga of speech, summon the primordial wisdom deities by calling their names. Just as calling someone's name naturally causes that person to draw closer to you, in the same way calling the wisdom deities by name brings them nearer to you.
They come to see what you want.
This does not mean the wisdom deities will not come if you do not call them. They could come even if you did not call their names.
You call their names-which is what you are doing when you recite mantras-because their names express their actual nature. A quote from the Dorje Kur (rDo rje gur) scripture reads: "To directly perceive the buddhas, bodhisattvas, dakinis and your own consort, get their attention by calling their names and invite them to come." Reciting the deity's name over and over purifies obscurations of speech and establishes the cause of vajra speech.
This cause produces the condition that averts adverse conditions.
The speech of the wisdom deities and your own speech will become the same-vajra speech. ~ Gyatrul Rinpoche, Generating the Deity,
108:A certain inertia, tendency to sleep, indolence, unwillingness or inability to be strong for work or spiritual effort for long at a time, is in the nature of the human physical consciousness. When one goes down into the physical for its change (that has been the general condition here for a long time), this tends to increase. Even sometimes when the pressure of the sadhana on the physical increases or when one has to go much inside, this temporarily increases - the body either needing more rest or turning the inward movement into a tendency to sleep or be at rest. You need not, however, be anxious about that. After a time this rights itself; the physical consciousness gets the true peace and calm in the cells and feels at rest even in full work or in the most concentrated condition and this tendency of inertia goes out of the nature. Even for those who have never been in trance, it is good to repeat a mantra, a word, a prayer before going into sleep. But there must be a life in the words; I do not mean an intellectual significance, nothing of that kind, but a vibration. And its effect on the body is extraordinary: it begins to vibrate, vibrate, vibrate... and quietly you let yourself go, as though you wanted to go to sleep. The body vibrates more and more, more and more, more and more, and away you go. That is the cure for tamas.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III,
109:uniting life and Yoga :::
   No synthesis of Yoga can be satisfying which does not, in its aim, reunite God and Nature in a liberated and perfected human life or, in its method, not only permit but favour the harmony of our inner and outer activities and experiences in the divine consummation of both. For man is precisely that term and symbol of a higher Existence descended into the material world in which it is possible for the lower to transfigure itself and put on the nature of the higher and the higher to reveal itself in the forms of the lower. To avoid the life which is given him for the realisation of that possibility, can never be either the indispensable condition or the whole and ultimate object of his supreme endeavour or of his most powerful means of self-fulfilment. It can only be a temporary necessity under certain conditions or a specialised extreme effort imposed on the individual so as to prepare a greater general possibility for the race. The true and full object and utility of Yoga can only be accomplished when the conscious Yoga in man becomes. like the subconscious Yoga in Nature, outwardly conterminous withlife itself and we can once more, looking out both on the path and the achievement, say in a more perfect and luminous sense: All life is Yoga.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Introduction - The Conditions of the Synthesis, Life and Yoga,
110:I examined the poets, and I look on them as people whose talent overawes both themselves and others, people who present themselves as wise men and are taken as such, when they are nothing of the sort.

From poets, I moved to artists. No one was more ignorant about the arts than I; no one was more convinced that artists possessed really beautiful secrets. However, I noticed that their condition was no better than that of the poets and that both of them have the same misconceptions. Because the most skillful among them excel in their specialty, they look upon themselves as the wisest of men. In my eyes, this presumption completely tarnished their knowledge. As a result, putting myself in the place of the oracle and asking myself what I would prefer to be - what I was or what they were, to know what they have learned or to know that I know nothing - I replied to myself and to the god: I wish to remain who I am.

We do not know - neither the sophists, nor the orators, nor the artists, nor I- what the True, the Good, and the Beautiful are. But there is this difference between us: although these people know nothing, they all believe they know something; whereas, I, if I know nothing, at least have no doubts about it. As a result, all this superiority in wisdom which the oracle has attributed to me reduces itself to the single point that I am strongly convinced that I am ignorant of what I do not know. ~ Socrates,
111:the fourth aid, time, kala :::
   The sadhaka who has all these aids is sure of his goal. Even a fall will be for him only a means of rising and death a passage towards fulfilment. For once on this path, birth and death become only processes in the development of his being and the stages of his journey.
   Time is the remaining aid needed for the effectivity of the process. Time presents itself to human effort as an enemy or a friend, as a resistance, a medium or an instrument. But always it is really the instrument of the soul.
   Time is a field of circumstances and forces meeting and working out a resultant progression whose course it measures. To the ego it is a tyrant or a resistance, to the Divine an instrument. Therefore, while our effort is personal, Time appears as a resistance, for it presents to us all the obstruction of the forces that conflict with our own. When the divine working and the personal are combined in our consciousness, it appears as a medium and a condition. When the two become one, it appears as a servant and instrument.
   The ideal attitude of the sadhaka towards Time is to have an endless patience as if he had all eternity for his fulfilment and yet to develop the energy that shall realise now and with an ever-increasing mastery and pressure of rapidity till it reaches the miraculous instantaneousness of the supreme divine Transformation.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids,
112:A creative illness succeeds a period of intense preoccupation with an idea and search for a certain truth. It is a polymorphous condition that can take the shape of depression, neurosis, psychosomatic ailments, or even psychosis. Whatever the symptoms, they are felt as painful, if not agonizing, by the subject, with alternating periods of alleviation and worsening. Throughout the illness the subject never loses the thread of his dominating preoccupation. It is often compatible with normal, professional activity and family life. But even if he keeps to his social activities, he is almost entirely absorbed with himself. He suffers from feelings of utter isolation, even when he has a mentor who guides him through the ordeal (like the shaman apprentice with his master). The termination is often rapid and marked by a phase of exhilaration. The subject emerges from his ordeal with a permanent transformation in his personality and the conviction that he has discovered a great truth or a new spiritual world.
Many of the nineteenth and twentieth century figures recognized unquestionably as "great" - Nietzsche, Darwin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Freud, Jung, Piaget - were all additionally characterized by lengthy periods of profound psychological unrest and uncertainty. Their "psychopathology" - a term ridiculous in this context - was generated as a consequence of the revolutionary nature of their personal experience (their action, fantasy and thought). It is no great leap of comparative psychology to see their role in our society as analogous to that of the archaic religious leader and healer. ~ Henri Ellenberger,
113: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,
114:37 - Some say Krishna never lived, he is a myth. They mean on earth; for if Brindavan existed nowhere, the Bhagavat (6) could not have been written. - Sri Aurobindo

Does Brindavan exist anywhere else than on earth?

The whole earth and everything it contains is a kind of concentration, a condensation of something which exists in other worlds invisible to the material eye. Each thing manifested here has its principle, idea or essence somewhere in the subtler regions. This is an indispensable condition for the manifestation. And the importance of the manifestation will always depend on the origin of the thing manifested.

In the world of the gods there is an ideal and harmonious Brindavan of which the earthly Brindavan is but a deformation and a caricature.

Those who are developed inwardly, either in their senses or in their minds, perceive these realities which are invisible (to the ordinary man) and receive their inspiration from them.

So the writer or writers of the Bhagavat were certainly in contact with a whole inner world that is well and truly real and existent, where they saw and experienced everything they have described or revealed.

Whether Krishna existed or not in a human form, living on earth, is only of very secondary importance (except perhaps from an exclusively historical point of view), for Krishna is a real, living and active being; and his influence has been one of the great factors in the progress and transformation of the earth.
8 June 1960

(6 The story of Krishna, as related in the Bhagavat Purana.) ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms, volume-10, page no.60-61),
115:What is that work and result, if not a self-involution of Consciousness in form and a self-evolution out of form so as to actualise some mighty possibility in the universe which it has created? And what is its will in Man if not a will to unending Life, to unbounded Knowledge, to unfettered Power? Science itself begins to dream of the physical conquest of death, expresses an insatiable thirst for knowledge, is working out something like a terrestrial omnipotence for humanity. Space and Time are contracting to the vanishing-point in its works, and it strives in a hundred ways to make man the master of circumstance and so lighten the fetters of causality. The idea of limit, of the impossible begins to grow a little shadowy and it appears instead that whatever man constantly wills, he must in the end be able to do; for the consciousness in the race eventually finds the means. It is not in the individual that this omnipotence expresses itself, but the collective Will of mankind that works out with the individual as a means. And yet when we look more deeply, it is not any conscious Will of the collectivity, but a superconscious Might that uses the individual as a centre and means, the collectivity as a condition and field. What is this but the God in man, the infinite Identity, the multitudinous Unity, the Omniscient, the Omnipotent, who having made man in His own image, with the ego as a centre of working, with the race, the collective Narayana, the visvamanava as the mould and circumscription, seeks to express in them some image of the unity, omniscience, omnipotence which are the self-conception of the Divine?
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
116:The second condition of consciousness is potential only to the human being and gained by an inner enlightening and transformation of the mind of ignorance; it is that in which the mind seeks for its source of knowledge rather within than without and becomes to its own feeling and self-experience, by whatever means, a mind, not of original ignorance, but of self-forgetful knowledge. This mind is conscious that the knowledge of all things is hidden within it or at least somewhere in the being, but as if veiled and forgotten, and the knowledge comes to it not as a thing acquired from outside, but always secretly there and now remembered and known at once to be true, - each thing in its own place, degree, manner and measure. This is its attitude to knowledge even when the occasion of knowing is some external experience, sign or indication, because that is to it only the occasion and its reliance for the truth of the knowledge is not on the external indication or evidence but on the inner confirming witness. The true mind is the universal within us and the individual is only a projection on the surface, and therefore this second state of consciousness we have either when the individual mind goes more and more inward and is always consciously or subconsciously near and sensitive to the touches of the universal mentality in which all is contained, received, capable of being made manifest, or, still more powerfully, when we live in the consciousness of universal mind with the personal mentality only as a projection, a marking board or a communicating switch on the surface. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Towards the Supramental Time Vision, 887,
117:Often in the beginning of the action this can be done; but as one gets engrossed in the work, one forgets. How is one to remember?
   The condition to be aimed at, the real achievement of Yoga, the final perfection and attainment, for which all else is only a preparation, is a consciousness in which it is impossible to do anything without the Divine; for then, if you are without the Divine, the very source of your action disappears; knowledge, power, all are gone. But so long as you feel that the powers you use are your own, you will not miss the Divine support.
   In the beginning of the Yoga you are apt to forget the Divine very often. But by constant aspiration you increase your remembrance and you diminish the forgetfulness. But this should not be done as a severe discipline or a duty; it must be a movement of love and joy. Then very soon a stage will come when, if you do not feel the presence of the Divine at every moment and whatever you are doing, you feel at once lonely and sad and miserable.
   Whenever you find that you can do something without feeling the presence of the Divine and yet be perfectly comfortable, you must understand that you are not consecrated in that part of your being. That is the way of the ordinary humanity which does not feel any need of the Divine. But for a seeker of the Divine Life it is very different. And when you have entirely realised unity with the Divine, then, if the Divine were only for a second to withdraw from you, you would simply drop dead; for the Divine is now the Life of your life, your whole existence, your single and complete support. If the Divine is not there, nothing is left. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
118:When, in last week's aphorism, Sri Aurobindo opposed - as one might say - "knowledge" to "Wisdom", he was speaking of knowledge as it is lived in the average human consciousness, the knowledge which is obtained through effort and mental development, whereas here, on the contrary, the knowledge he speaks of is the essential Knowledge, the supramental divine Knowledge, Knowledge by identity. And this is why he describes it here as "vast and eternal", which clearly indicates that it is not human knowledge as we normally understand it.
Many people have asked why Sri Aurobindo said that the river is "slender". This is an expressive image which creates a striking contrast between the immensity of the divine, supramental Knowledge - the origin of this inspiration, which is infinite - and what a human mind can perceive of it and receive from it.
Even when you are in contact with these domains, the portion, so to say, which you perceive, is minimal, slender. It is like a tiny little stream or a few falling drops and these drops are so pure, so brilliant, so complete in themselves, that they give you the sense of a marvellous inspiration, the impression that you have reached infinite domains and risen very high above the ordinary human condition. And yet this is nothing in comparison with what is still to be perceived.
I have also been asked if the psychic being or psychic consciousness is the medium through which the inspiration is perceived.
Generally, yes. The first contact you have with higher regions is a psychic one. Certainly, before an inner psychic opening is achieved, it is difficult to have these inspirations. It can happen as an exception and under exceptional conditions as a grace, but the true contact comes through the psychic; because the psychic consciousness is certainly the medium with the greatest affinity with the divine Truth. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms,
119:The first cause of impurity in the understanding is the intermiscence of desire in the thinking functions, and desire itself is an impurity of the Will involved in the vital and emotional parts of our being. When the vital and emotional desires interfere with the pure Will-to-know, the thought-function becomes subservient to them, pursues ends other than those proper to itself and its perceptions are clogged and deranged. The understanding must lift itself beyond the siege of desire and emotion and, in order that it may have perfect immunity, it must get the vital parts and the emotions themselves purified. The will to enjoy is proper to the vital being but not the choice or the reaching after the enjoyment which must be determined and acquired by higher functions; therefore the vital being must be trained to accept whatever gain or enjoyment comes to it in the right functioning of the life in obedience to the working of the divine Will and to rid itself of craving and attachment. Similarly the heart must be freed from subjection to the cravings of the life-principle and the senses and thus rid itself of the false emotions of fear, wrath, hatred, lust, etc, which constitute the chief impurity of the heart. The will to love is proper to the heart, but here also the choice and reaching after love have to be foregone or tranquillised and the heart taught to love with depth and intensity indeed, but with a calm depth and a settled and equal, not a troubled and disordered intensity. The tranquillisation and mastery of these members is a first condition for the immunity of the understanding from error, ignorance and perversion. This purification spells an entire equality of the nervous being and the heart; equality, therefore, even as it was the first word of the path of works, so also is the first word of the path of knowledge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Purified Understanding,
120:Self-Abuse by Drugs
Not a drop of alcohol is to be brought into this temple.
Master Bassui (1327-1387)1
(His dying instructions: first rule)
In swinging between liberal tolerance one moment and outraged repression the next,
modern societies seem chronically incapable of reaching consistent attitudes about
drugs.
Stephen Batchelor2
Drugs won't show you the truth. Drugs will only show you what it's like to be on drugs.
Brad Warner3

Implicit in the authentic Buddhist Path is sila. It is the time-honored practice
of exercising sensible restraints [Z:73-74]. Sila's ethical guidelines provide the
bedrock foundation for one's personal behavior in daily life. At the core of every
religion are some self-disciplined renunciations corresponding to sila. Yet, a profound irony has been reshaping the human condition in most cultures during the
last half century. It dates from the years when psychoactive drugs became readily
available. During this era, many naturally curious persons could try psychedelic
short-cuts and experience the way their consciousness might seem to ''expand.'' A
fortunate few of these experimenters would become motivated to follow the nondrug meditative route when they pursued various spiritual paths.
One fact is often overlooked. Meditation itself has many mind-expanding, psychedelic properties [Z:418-426]. These meditative experiences can also stimulate a
drug-free spiritual quest.
Meanwhile, we live in a drug culture. It is increasingly a drugged culture, for which overprescribing physicians must shoulder part of the blame. Do
drugs have any place along the spiritual path? This issue will always be hotly
debated.4
In Zen, the central issue is not whether each spiritual aspirant has the ''right''
to exercise their own curiosity, or the ''right'' to experiment on their own brains in
the name of freedom of religion. It is a free country. Drugs are out there. The real
questions are:
 Can you exercise the requisite self-discipline to follow the Zen Buddhist Path?
 Do you already have enough common sense to ask that seemingly naive question,

''What would Buddha do?'' (WWBD).
~ James Austin, Zen-Brain_Reflections,_Reviewing_Recent_Developments_in_Meditation_and_States_of_Consciousness,
121:I have seen the truth; I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the power of living on earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. And it is just this faith of mine that they laugh at. But how can I help believing it? I have seen the truth ~ it is not as though I had invented it with my mind, I have seen it, seen it, and the living image of it has filled my soul for ever. I have seen it in such full perfection that I cannot believe that it is impossible for people to have it. And so how can I go wrong? I shall make some slips no doubt, and shall perhaps talk in second-hand language, but not for long: the living image of what I saw will always be with me and will always correct and guide me. Oh, I am full of courage and freshness, and I will go on and on if it were for a thousand years! Do you know, at first I meant to conceal the fact that I corrupted them, but that was a mistake ~ that was my first mistake! But truth whispered to me that I was lying, and preserved me and corrected me. But how establish paradise ~ I don't know, because I do not know how to put it into words. After my dream I lost command of words. All the chief words, anyway, the most necessary ones. But never mind, I shall go and I shall keep talking, I won't leave off, for anyway I have seen it with my own eyes, though I cannot describe what I saw. But the scoffers do not understand that. It was a dream, they say, delirium, hallucination. Oh! As though that meant so much! And they are so proud! A dream! What is a dream? And is not our life a dream? I will say more. Suppose that this paradise will never come to pass (that I understand), yet I shall go on preaching it. And yet how simple it is: in one day, in one hour everything could be arranged at once! The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that's the chief thing, and that's everything; nothing else is wanted ~ you will find out at once how to arrange it all. And yet it's an old truth which has been told and retold a billion times ~ but it has not formed part of our lives! The consciousness of life is higher than life, the knowledge of the laws of happiness is higher than happiness ~ that is what one must contend against. And I shall. If only everyone wants it, it can be arranged at once. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Dream of a Ridiculous Man,
122:An old man of sixty began practising Yoga by reading your books. Eventually he developed signs of insanity. His son describes his condition and asks for advice. I am sending his letter.

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

~ Sri Aurobindo, LOHATA, The Guru,
123:Sri Aurobindo tells us that surrender is the first and absolute condition for doing the yoga. Therefore it is not merely one of the required qualities, it is the very first indispensable attitude for commencing the yoga.

If you are not decided to make a total surrender, you cannot begin. But to make your surrender total, all the other qualities are necessary: sincerity, faith, devotion and aspiration.

And I add another one : endurance. Because if you are not able to face difficulties without getting discouraged, without giving up under the pretext that it is too difficult, if you are not able to receive blows and continue all the same, to "pocket" them, as it is said,—you receive blows because of your defects : you put them into your pocket and continue to march on without faltering; if you cannot do that with endurance, you will not go very far; at the first turning, when you lose sight of the little habitual life, you despair and give up the game.

The most material form of endurance is perseverance. Unless you are resolved to begin the same thing over again a thousand times if needed, you will arrive nowhere.

People come to me in despair : "But I thought it had been done, and I have to begin again !" And if they are told, "But it is nothing, you have to begin probably a hundred times, two hundred times, a thousand times", they lose all courage.

You take one step forward and you believe you are solid, but there will be always something that will bring about the same difficulty a little farther ahead.

You believe you have solved the problem, but will have to solve it again, it will present itself with just a little difference in its appearance, but it will be the same problem.

Thus there are people who have a fine experience and they exclaim, "Now, it is done !" Then things settle down, begin to fade, go behind a veil, and all on a sudden, something quite unexpected, a thing absolutely commonplace, that appears to be of no interest at all, comes before them and closes up the road. Then you lament: "Of what use is this progress that I have made, if I am to begin again !

Why is it so? I made an effort, I succeeded, I arrived at something and now it is as if I had done nothing. It is hopeless". This is because there is still the "I" and this "I" has no endurance.

If you have endurance, you say : "All right, I will begin again and again as long as necessary, a thousand times, ten thousand times, a million times, if necessary, but I will go to the end and nothing can stop me on the way".

That is very necessary.

Now, to sum up, we will put at the head of our list surrender. That is to say, we accept the fact that one must, in order to do the integral yoga, take the resolution of surrendering oneself wholly to the Divine. There is no other way, it is the way. ~ The Mother,
124:Concentration is a gathering together of the consciousness and either centralising at one point or turning on a single object, e.g., the Divine; there can be also be a gathered condition throughout the whole being, not at a point. In meditation it is not indispensable to gather like this, one can simply remain with a quiet mind thinking of one subject or observing what comes in the consciousness and dealing with it. ... Of this true consciousness other than the superficial there are two main centres, one in the heart (not the physical heart, but the cardiac centre in the middle of the chest), one in the head. The concentration in the heart opens within and by following this inward opening and going deep one becomes aware of the soul or psychic being, the divine element in the individual. This being unveiled begins to come forward, to govern the nature, to turn it and all its movements towards the Truth, towards the Divine, and to call down into it all that is above. It brings the consciousness of the Presence, the dedication of the being to the Highest and invites the descent into our nature of a greater Force and Consciousness which is waiting above us. To concentrate in the heart centre with the offering of oneself to the Divine and the aspiration for this inward opening and for the Presence in the heart is the first way and, if it can be done, the natural beginning; for its result once obtained makes the spiritual path far more easy and safe than if one begins the other ways.
   That other way is the concentration in the head, in the mental centre. This, if it brings about the silence of the surface mind, opens up an inner, larger, deeper mind within which is more capable of receiving spiritual experience and spiritual knowledge. But once concentrated here one must open the silent mental consciousness upward and in the end it rises beyond the lid which has so long kept it tied in the body and finds a centre above the head where it is liberated into the Infinite. There it begins to come into contact with the universal Self, the Divine Peace, Light, Power, Knowledge, Bliss, to enter into that and become that, to feel the descent of these things into the nature. To concentrate in the head with the aspiration for quietude in the mind and the realisation of the Self and Divine above is the second way of concentration. It is important, however, to remember that the concentration of the consciousness in the head in only a preparation for its rising to the centre above; otherwise, one may get shut up in one's own mind and its experiences or at best attain only to a reflection of the Truth above instead of rising into the spiritual transcendence to live there. For some the mental concentration is easier, for some the concentration in the heart centre; some are capable of doing both alternatively - but to begin with the heart centre, if one can do it, is the most desirable.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
125:3. Conditions internal and external that are most essential for meditation. There are no essential external conditions, but solitude and seculsion at the time of meditation as well as stillness of the body are helpful, sometimes almost necessary to the beginning. But one should not be bound by external conditions. Once the habit of meditation is formed, it should be made possible to do it in all circumstances, lying, sitting, walking, alone, in company, in silence or in the midst of noise etc.
   The first internal condition necessary is concentration of the will against the obstacles to meditation, i.e. wandering of the mind, forgetfulness, sleep, physical and nervous impatience and restlessness etc. If the difficulty in meditation is that thoughts of all kinds come in, that is not due to hostile forces but to the ordinary nature of the human mind. All sadhaks have this difficulty and with many it lasts for a very long time. There are several was of getting rid of it. One of them is to look at the thoughts and observe what is the nature of the human mind as they show it but not to give any sanction and to let them run down till they come to a standstill - this is a way recommended by Vivekananda in his Rajayoga. Another is to look at the thoughts as not one's own, to stand back as the witness Purusha and refuse the sanction - the thoughts are regarded as things coming from outside, from Prakriti, and they must be felt as if they were passers-by crossing the mind-space with whom one has no connection and in whom one takes no interest. In this way it usually happens that after the time the mind divides into two, a part which is the mental witness watching and perfectly undisturbed and quiet and a part in which the thoughts cross or wander. Afterwards one can proceed to silence or quiet the Prakriti part also. There is a third, an active method by which one looks to see where the thoughts come from and finds they come not from oneself, but from outside the head as it were; if one can detect them coming, then, before enter, they have to be thrown away altogether. This is perhaps the most difficult way and not all can do it, but if it can be done it is the shortest and most powerful road to silence. It is not easy to get into the Silence. That is only possible by throwing out all mental-vital activities. It is easier to let the Silence descend into you, i.e., to open yourself and let it descend. The way to do this and the way to call down the higher powers is the same. It is to remain quiet at the time of efforts to pull down the Power or the Silence but keeping only a silent will and aspiration for them. If the mind is active one has to learn to look at it, drawn back and not giving sanction from within, until its habitual or mechanical activities begin to fall quiet for want of support from within. if it is too persistent, a steady rejection without strain or struggle is the one thing to be done.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Autobiographical Notes,
126:Something happened to you before you were born, and this is what it was:
   STAGE ONE: THE CHIKHAI
   The events of the 49-day Bardo period are divided into three major stages, the Chikhai, the Chonyid, and the Sidpa (in that order). Immediately following physical death, the soul enters the Chikhai, which is simply the state of the immaculate and luminous Dharmakaya, the ultimate Consciousness, the BrahmanAtman. This ultimate state is given, as a gift, to all individuals: they are plunged straight into ultimate reality and exist as the ultimate Dharmakaya. "At this moment," says the Bardo Thotrol, "the first glimpsing of the Bardo of the Clear Light of Reality, which is the Infallible Mind of the Dharmakaya, is experienced by all sentient beings.''110 Or, to put it a different way, the Thotrol tells us that "Thine own consciousness, shining, void, and inseparable from the Great Body of Radiance, hath no birth, nor death, and is the Immutable Light-Buddha Amitabha. Knowing this is sufficient. Recognizing the voidness of thine own intellect to be Buddhahood ... is to keep thyself in the Divine Mind."110 In short, immediately following physical death, the soul is absorbed in and as the ultimate-causal body (if we may treat them together).
   Interspersed with this brief summary of the Bardo Thotrol, I will add my commentaries on involution and on the nature of the Atman project in involution. And we begin by noting that at the start of the Bardo experience, the soul is elevated to the utter heights of Being, to the ultimate state of Oneness-that is, he starts his Bardo career at the top. But, at the top is usually not where he remains, and the Thotrol tells us why. In Evans-Wentz's words, "In the realm of the Clear Light [the highest Chikhai stage] the mentality of a person . . . momentarily enjoys a condition of balance, of perfect equilibrium, and of [ultimate] oneness. Owing to unfamiliarity with such a state, which is an ecstatic state of non-ego, of [causal] consciousness, the . . . average human being lacks the power to function in it; karmic propensities becloud the consciousness-principle with thoughts of personality, of individualized being, of dualism, and, losing equilibrium, the consciousness-principle falls away from the Clear Light."
   The soul falls away from the ultimate Oneness because "karmic propensities cloud consciousness"-"karmic propensities'' means seeking, grasping, desiring; means, in fact, Eros. And as this Erosseeking develops, the state of perfect Oneness starts to "break down" (illusorily). Or, from a different angle, because the individual cannot stand the intensity of pure Oneness ("owing to unfamiliarity with such a state"), he contracts away from it, tries to ''dilute it," tries to extricate himself from Perfect Intensity in Atman. Contracting in the face of infinity, he turns instead to forms of seeking, desire, karma, and grasping, trying to "search out" a state of equilibrium. Contraction and Eros-these karmic propensities couple and conspire to drive the soul away from pure consciousness and downwards into multiplicity, into less intense and less real states of being. ~ Ken Wilber, The Atman Project,
127:Sometimes one cannot distinguish adverse forces from other forces.

That happens when one is quite unconscious. There are only two cases when this is possible: you are either very unconscious of the movements of your being - you have not studied, you have not observed, you do not know what is happening within you - or you are absolutely insincere, that is, you play the ostrich in order not to see the reality of things: you hide your head, you hide your observation, your knowledge and you say, "It is not there." But indeed the latter I hope is not in question here. Hence it is simply because one has not the habit of observing oneself that one is so unconscious of what is happening within.

Have you ever practised distinguishing what comes from your mind, what comes from your vital, what comes from your physical?... For it is mixed up; it is mixed up in the outward appearance. If you do not take care to distinguish, it makes a kind of soup, all that together. So it is indistinct and difficult to discoveR But if you observe yourself, after some time you see certain things, you feel them to be there, like that, as though they were in your skin; for some other things you feel you would have to go within yourself to find out from where they come; for other things, you have to go still further inside, or otherwise you have to rise up a little: it comes from unconsciousness. And there are others; then you must go very deep, very deep to find out from where they come. This is just a beginning.

Simply observe. You are in a certain condition, a certain undefinable condition. Then look: "What! how is it I am like that?" You try to see first if you have fever or some other illness; but it is all right, everything is all right, there's neither headache nor fever, the stomach is not protesting, the heart is functioning as it should, indeed, all's well, you are normal. "Why then am I feeling so uneasy?"... So you go a little further within. It depends on cases. Sometimes you find out immediately: yes, there was a little incident which wasn't pleasant, someone said a word that was not happy or one had failed in his task or perhaps did not know one's lesson very well, the teacher had made a remark. At the time, one did not pay attention properly, but later on, it begins to work, leaves a painful impression. That is the second stage. Afterwards, if nothing happened: "All's well, everything is normal, everything usual, I have nothing to note down, nothing has happened: why then do I feel like that?" Now it begins to be interesting, because one must enter much more deeply within oneself. And then it can be all sorts of things: it may be precisely the expression of an attack that is preparing; it may be a little inner anxiety seeking the progress that has to be made; it may be a premonition that there is somewhere in contact with oneself something not altogether harmonious which one has to change: something one must see, discover, change, on which light is to be put, something that is still there, deep down, and which should no longer be there. Then if you look at yourself very carefully, you find out: "There! I am still like that; in that little corner, there is still something of that kind, not clear: a little selfishness, a little ill-will, something refusing to change." So you see it, you take it by the tip of its nose or by the ear and hold it up in full light: "So, you were hiding! you are hiding? But I don't want you any longer." And then it has to go away.

This is a great progress.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 102-104, [T4],
128:To arrive then at this settled divine status must be the object of our concentration. The first step in concentration must be always to accustom the discursive mind to a settled unwavering pursuit of a single course of connected thought on a single subject and this it must do undistracted by all lures and alien calls on its attention. Such concentration is common enough in our ordinary life, but it becomes more difficult when we have to do it inwardly without any outward object or action on which to keep the mind; yet this inward concentration is what the seeker of knowledge must effect. Nor must it be merely the consecutive thought of the intellectual thinker, whose only object is to conceive and intellectually link together his conceptions. It is not, except perhaps at first, a process of reasoning that is wanted so much as a dwelling so far as possible on the fruitful essence of the idea which by the insistence of the soul's will upon it must yield up all the facets of its truth. Thus if it be the divine Love that is the subject of concentration, it is on the essence of the idea of God as Love that the mind should concentrate in such a way that the various manifestation of the divine Love should arise luminously, not only to the thought, but in the heart and being and vision of the Sadhaka. The thought may come first and the experience afterwards, but equally the experience may come first and the knowledge arise out of the experience. Afterwards the thing attained has to be dwelt on and more and more held till it becomes a constant experience and finally the Dharma or law of the being.
   This is the process of concentrated meditation; but a more strenuous method is the fixing of the whole mind in concentration on the essence of the idea only, so as to reach not the thought-knowledge or the psychological experience of the subject, but the very essence of the thing behind the idea. In this process thought ceases and passes into the absorbed or ecstatic contemplation of the object or by a merging into it m an inner Samadhi. If this be the process followed, then subsequently the state into which we rise must still be called down to take possession of the lower being, to shed its light, power and bliss on our ordinary consciousness. For otherwise we may possess it, as many do, in the elevated condition or in the inward Samadhi, but we shall lose our hold of it when we awake or descend into the contacts of the world; and this truncated possession is not the aim of an integral Yoga.
   A third process is neither at first to concentrate in a strenuous meditation on the one subject nor in a strenuous contemplation of the one object of thought-vision, but first to still the mind altogether. This may be done by various ways; one is to stand back from the mental action altogether not participating in but simply watching it until, tired of its unsanctioned leaping and running, it falls into an increasing and finally an absolute quiet. Another is to reject the thought-suggestions, to cast them away from the mind whenever they come and firmly hold to the peace of the being which really and always exists behind the trouble and riot of the mind. When this secret peace is unveiled, a great calm settles on the being and there comes usually with it the perception and experience of the all-pervading silent Brahman, everything else at first seeming to be mere form and eidolon. On the basis of this calm everything else may be built up in the knowledge and experience no longer of the external phenomena of things but of the deeper truth of the divine manifestation.
   Ordinarily, once this state is obtained, strenuous concentration will be found no longer necessary. A free concentration of will using thought merely for suggestion and the giving of light to the lower members will take its place. This Will will then insist on the physical being, the vital existence, the heart and the mind remoulding themselves in the forms of the Divine which reveal themselves out of the silent Brahman. By swifter or slower degrees according to the previous preparation and purification of the members, they will be obliged with more or less struggle to obey the law of the will and its thought-suggestion, so that eventually the knowledge of the Divine takes possession of our consciousness on all its planes and the image of the Divine is formed in our human existence even as it was done by the old Vedic Sadhakas. For the integral Yoga this is the most direct and powerful discipline.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Yoga of Integral Knowledge, Concentration,
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   What is the exact way of feeling that we belong to the Divine and that the Divine is acting in us?

You must not feel with your head (because you may think so, but that's something vague); you must feel with your sense-feeling. Naturally one begins by wanting it with the mind, because that is the first thing that understands. And then one has an aspiration here (pointing to the heart), with a flame which pushes you to realise it. But if you want it to be truly the thing, well, you must feel it.

   You are doing something, suppose, for example, you are doing exercises, weight-lifting. Now suddenly without your knowing how it happened, suddenly you have the feeling that there is a force infinitely greater than you, greater, more powerful, a force that does the lifting for you. Your body becomes something almost non-existent and there is this Something that lifts. And then you will see; when that happens to you, you will no longer ask how it should be done, you will know. That does happen.

   It depends upon people, depends upon what dominates in their being. Those who think have suddenly the feeling that it is no longer they who think, that there is something which knows much better, sees much more clearly, which is infinitely more luminous, more conscious in them, which organises the thoughts and words; and then they write. But if the experience is complete, it is even no longer they who write, it is that same Thing that takes hold of their hand and makes it write. Well, one knows at that moment that the little physical person is just a tiny insignificant tool trying to remain as quiet as possible in order not to disturb the experience.

   Yes, at no cost must the experience be disturbed. If suddenly you say: "Oh, look, how strange it is!"...

   How can we reach that state?

Aspire for it, want it. Try to be less and less selfish, but not in the sense of becoming nice to other people or forgetting yourself, not that: have less and less the feeling that you are a person, a separate entity, something existing in itself, isolated from the rest.

   And then, above all, above all, it is that inner flame, that aspiration, that need for the light. It is a kind of - how to put it? - luminous enthusiasm that seizes you. It is an irresistible need to melt away, to give oneself, to exist only in the Divine.

   At that moment you have the experience of your aspiration.

   But that moment should be absolutely sincere and as integral as possible; and all this must occur not only in the head, not only here, but must take place everywhere, in all the cells of the body. The consciousness integrally must have this irresistible need.... The thing lasts for some time, then diminishes, gets extinguished. You cannot keep these things for very long. But then it so happens that a moment later or the next day or some time later, suddenly you have the opposite experience. Instead of feeling this ascent, and all that, this is no longer there and you have the feeling of the Descent, the Answer. And nothing but the Answer exists. Nothing but the divine thought, the divine will, the divine energy, the divine action exists any longer. And you too, you are no longer there.

   That is to say, it is the answer to our aspiration. It may happen immediately afterwards - that is very rare but may happen. If you have both simultaneously, then the state is perfect; usually they alternate; they alternate more and more closely until the moment there is a total fusion. Then there is no more distinction. I heard a Sufi mystic, who was besides a great musician, an Indian, saying that for the Sufis there was a state higher than that of adoration and surrender to the Divine, than that of devotion, that this was not the last stage; the last stage of the progress is when there is no longer any distinction; you have no longer this kind of adoration or surrender or consecration; it is a very simple state in which one makes no distinction between the Divine and oneself. They know this. It is even written in their books. It is a commonly known condition in which everything becomes quite simple. There is no longer any difference. There is no longer that kind of ecstatic surrender to "Something" which is beyond you in every way, which you do not understand, which is merely the result of your aspiration, your devotion. There is no difference any longer. When the union is perfect, there is no longer any difference.

   Is this the end of self-progress?

There is never any end to progress - never any end, you can never put a full stop there. ~ The Mother,
130:[an Integral conception of the Divine :::
   But on that which as yet we know not how shall we concentrate? And yet we cannot know the Divine unless we have achieved this concentration of our being upon him. A concentration which culminates in a living realisation and the constant sense of the presence of the One in ourselves and in all of which we are aware, is what we mean in Yoga by knowledge and the effort after knowledge. It is not enough to devote ourselves by the reading of Scriptures or by the stress of philosophical reasoning to an intellectual understanding of the Divine; for at the end of our long mental labour we might know all that has been said of the Eternal, possess all that can be thought about the Infinite and yet we might not know him at all. This intellectual preparation can indeed be the first stage in a powerful Yoga, but it is not indispensable : it is not a step which all need or can be called upon to take. Yoga would be impossible, except for a very few, if the intellectual figure of knowledge arrived at by the speculative or meditative Reason were its indispensable condition or a binding preliminary. All that the Light from above asks of us that it may begin its work is a call from the soul and a sufficient point of support in the mind. This support can be reached through an insistent idea of the Divine in the thought, a corresponding will in the dynamic parts, an aspiration, a faith, a need in the heart. Any one of these may lead or predominate, if all cannot move in unison or in an equal rhythm. The idea may be and must in the beginning be inadequate; the aspiration may be narrow and imperfect, the faith poorly illumined or even, as not surely founded on the rock of knowledge, fluctuating, uncertain, easily diminished; often even it may be extinguished and need to be lit again with difficulty like a torch in a windy pass. But if once there is a resolute self-consecration from deep within, if there is an awakening to the soul's call, these inadequate things can be a sufficient instrument for the divine purpose. Therefore the wise have always been unwilling to limit man's avenues towards God; they would not shut against his entry even the narrowest portal, the lowest and darkest postern, the humblest wicket-gate. Any name, any form, any symbol, any offering has been held to be sufficient if there is the consecration along with it; for the Divine knows himself in the heart of the seeker and accepts the sacrifice.
   But still the greater and wider the moving idea-force behind the consecration, the better for the seeker; his attainment is likely to be fuller and more ample. If we are to attempt an integral Yoga, it will be as well to start with an idea of the Divine that is itself integral. There should be an aspiration in the heart wide enough for a realisation without any narrow limits. Not only should we avoid a sectarian religious outlook, but also all onesided philosophical conceptions which try to shut up the Ineffable in a restricting mental formula. The dynamic conception or impelling sense with which our Yoga can best set out would be naturally the idea, the sense of a conscious all-embracing but all-exceeding Infinite. Our uplook must be to a free, all-powerful, perfect and blissful One and Oneness in which all beings move and live and through which all can meet and become one. This Eternal will be at once personal and impersonal in his self-revelation and touch upon the soul. He is personal because he is the conscious Divine, the infinite Person who casts some broken reflection of himself in the myriad divine and undivine personalities of the universe. He is impersonal because he appears to us as an infinite Existence, Consciousness and Ananda and because he is the fount, base and constituent of all existences and all energies, -the very material of our being and mind and life and body, our spirit and our matter. The thought, concentrating on him, must not merely understand in an intellectual form that he exists, or conceive of him as an abstraction, a logical necessity; it must become a seeing thought able to meet him here as the Inhabitant in all, realise him in ourselves, watch and take hold on the movement of his forces. He is the one Existence: he is the original and universal Delight that constitutes all things and exceeds them: he is the one infinite Consciousness that composes all consciousnesses and informs all their movements; he is the one illimitable Being who sustains all action and experience; his will guides the evolution of things towards their yet unrealised but inevitable aim and plenitude. To him the heart can consecrate itself, approach him as the supreme Beloved, beat and move in him as in a universal sweetness of Love and a living sea of Delight. For his is the secret Joy that supports the soul in all its experiences and maintains even the errant ego in its ordeals and struggles till all sorrow and suffering shall cease. His is the Love and the Bliss of the infinite divine Lover who is drawing all things by their own path towards his happy oneness. On him the Will can unalterably fix as the invisible Power that guides and fulfils it and as the source of its strength. In the impersonality this actuating Power is a self-illumined Force that contains all results and calmly works until it accomplishes, in the personality an all wise and omnipotent Master of the Yoga whom nothing can prevent from leading it to its goal. This is the faith with which the seeker has to begin his seeking and endeavour; for in all his effort here, but most of all in his effort towards the Unseen, mental man must perforce proceed by faith. When the realisation comes, the faith divinely fulfilled and completed will be transformed into an eternal flame of knowledge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Self-Consecration, 82-83 [T1],
131:To what gods shall the sacrifice be offered? Who shall be invoked to manifest and protect in the human being this increasing godhead?

Agni first, for without him the sacrificial flame cannot burn on the altar of the soul. That flame of Agni is the seven-tongued power of the Will, a Force of God instinct with Knowledge. This conscious and forceful will is the immortal guest in our mortality, a pure priest and a divine worker, the mediator between earth and heaven. It carries what we offer to the higher Powers and brings back in return their force and light and joy into our humanity.

Indra, the Puissant next, who is the power of pure Existence self-manifested as the Divine Mind. As Agni is one pole of Force instinct with knowledge that sends its current upward from earth to heaven, so Indra is the other pole of Light instinct with force which descends from heaven to earth. He comes down into our world as the Hero with the shining horses and slays darkness and division with his lightnings, pours down the life-giving heavenly waters, finds in the trace of the hound, Intuition, the lost or hidden illuminations, makes the Sun of Truth mount high in the heaven of our mentality.

Surya, the Sun, is the master of that supreme Truth, - truth of being, truth of knowledge, truth of process and act and movement and functioning. He is therefore the creator or rather the manifester of all things - for creation is out-bringing, expression by the Truth and Will - and the father, fosterer, enlightener of our souls. The illuminations we seek are the herds of this Sun who comes to us in the track of the divine Dawn and releases and reveals in us night-hidden world after world up to the highest Beatitude.

Of that beatitude Soma is the representative deity. The wine of his ecstasy is concealed in the growths of earth, in the waters of existence; even here in our physical being are his immortalising juices and they have to be pressed out and offered to all the gods; for in that strength these shall increase and conquer.

Each of these primary deities has others associated with him who fulfil functions that arise from his own. For if the truth of Surya is to be established firmly in our mortal nature, there are previous conditions that are indispensable; a vast purity and clear wideness destructive of all sin and crooked falsehood, - and this is Varuna; a luminous power of love and comprehension leading and forming into harmony all our thoughts, acts and impulses, - this is Mitra; an immortal puissance of clear-discerning aspiration and endeavour, - this is Aryaman; a happy spontaneity of the right enjoyment of all things dispelling the evil dream of sin and error and suffering, - this is Bhaga. These four are powers of the Truth of Surya. For the whole bliss of Soma to be established perfectly in our nature a happy and enlightened and unmaimed condition of mind, vitality and body are necessary. This condition is given to us by the twin Ashwins; wedded to the daughter of Light, drinkers of honey, bringers of perfect satisfactions, healers of maim and malady they occupy our parts of knowledge and parts of action and prepare our mental, vital and physical being for an easy and victorious ascension.

Indra, the Divine Mind, as the shaper of mental forms has for his assistants, his artisans, the Ribhus, human powers who by the work of sacrifice and their brilliant ascension to the high dwelling-place of the Sun have attained to immortality and help mankind to repeat their achievement. They shape by the mind Indra's horses, the chariot of the Ashwins, the weapons of the Gods, all the means of the journey and the battle. But as giver of the Light of Truth and as Vritra-slayer Indra is aided by the Maruts, who are powers of will and nervous or vital Force that have attained to the light of thought and the voice of self-expression. They are behind all thought and speech as its impellers and they battle towards the Light, Truth and Bliss of the supreme Consciousness.

There are also female energies; for the Deva is both Male and Female and the gods also are either activising souls or passively executive and methodising energies. Aditi, infinite Mother of the Gods, comes first; and there are besides five powers of the Truthconsciousness, - Mahi or Bharati, the vast Word that brings us all things out of the divine source; Ila, the strong primal word of the Truth who gives us its active vision; Saraswati, its streaming current and the word of its inspiration; Sarama, the Intuition, hound of heaven who descends into the cavern of the subconscient and finds there the concealed illuminations; Dakshina, whose function is to discern rightly, dispose the action and the offering and distribute in the sacrifice to each godhead its portion. Each god, too, has his female energy.

All this action and struggle and ascension is supported by Heaven our Father and Earth our Mother Parents of the Gods, who sustain respectively the purely mental and psychic and the physical consciousness. Their large and free scope is the condition of our achievement. Vayu, master of life, links them together by the mid-air, the region of vital force. And there are other deities, - Parjanya, giver of the rain of heaven; Dadhikravan, the divine war-horse, a power of Agni; the mystic Dragon of the Foundations; Trita Aptya who on the third plane of existence consummates our triple being; and more besides.

The development of all these godheads is necessary to our perfection. And that perfection must be attained on all our levels, - in the wideness of earth, our physical being and consciousness; in the full force of vital speed and action and enjoyment and nervous vibration, typified as the Horse which must be brought forward to upbear our endeavour; in the perfect gladness of the heart of emotion and a brilliant heat and clarity of the mind throughout our intellectual and psychical being; in the coming of the supramental Light, the Dawn and the Sun and the shining Mother of the herds, to transform all our existence; for so comes to us the possession of the Truth, by the Truth the admirable surge of the Bliss, in the Bliss infinite Consciousness of absolute being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns to the Mystic Fire, The Doctrine of the Mystics,
132:The Supermind [Supramental consciousness] is in its very essence a truth-consciousness, a consciousness always free from the Ignorance which is the foundation of our present natural or evolutionary existence and from which nature in us is trying to arrive at self-knowledge and world-knowledge and a right consciousness and the right use of our existence in the universe. The Supermind, because it is a truth-consciousness, has this knowledge inherent in it and this power of true existence; its course is straight and can go direct to its aim, its field is wide and can even be made illimitable. This is because its very nature is knowledge: it has not to acquire knowledge but possesses it in its own right; its steps are not from nescience or ignorance into some imperfect light, but from truth to greater truth, from right perception to deeper perception, from intuition to intuition, from illumination to utter and boundless luminousness, from growing widenesses to the utter vasts and to very infinitude. On its summits it possesses the divine omniscience and omnipotence, but even in an evolutionary movement of its own graded self-manifestation by which it would eventually reveal its own highest heights, it must be in its very nature essentially free from ignorance and error: it starts from truth and light and moves always in truth and light. As its knowledge is always true, so too its will is always true; it does not fumble in its handling of things or stumble in its paces. In the Supermind feeling and emotion do not depart from their truth, make no slips or mistakes, do not swerve from the right and the real, cannot misuse beauty and delight or twist away from a divine rectitude. In the Supermind sense cannot mislead or deviate into the grossnesses which are here its natural imperfections and the cause of reproach, distrust and misuse by our ignorance. Even an incomplete statement made by the Supermind is a truth leading to a further truth, its incomplete action a step towards completeness. All the life and action and leading of the Supermind is guarded in its very nature from the falsehoods and uncertainties that are our lot; it moves in safety towards its perfection. Once the truth-consciousness was established here on its own sure foundation, the evolution of divine life would be a progress in felicity, a march through light to Ananda. Supermind is an eternal reality of the divine Being and the divine Nature. In its own plane it already and always exists and possesses its own essential law of being; it has not to be created or to emerge or evolve into existence out of involution in Matter or out of non-existence, as it might seem to the view of mind which itself seems to its own view to have so emerged from life and Matter or to have evolved out of an involution in life and Matter. The nature of Supermind is always the same, a being of knowledge, proceeding from truth to truth, creating or rather manifesting what has to be manifested by the power of a pre-existent knowledge, not by hazard but by a self-existent destiny in the being itself, a necessity of the thing in itself and therefore inevitable. Its -manifestation of the divine life will also be inevitable; its own life on its own plane is divine and, if Supermind descends upon the earth, it will bring necessarily the divine life with it and establish it here. Supermind is the grade of existence beyond mind, life and Matter and, as mind, life and Matter have manifested on the earth, so too must Supermind in the inevitable course of things manifest in this world of Matter. In fact, a supermind is already here but it is involved, concealed behind this manifest mind, life and Matter and not yet acting overtly or in its own power: if it acts, it is through these inferior powers and modified by their characters and so not yet recognisable. It is only by the approach and arrival of the descending Supermind that it can be liberated upon earth and reveal itself in the action of our material, vital and mental parts so that these lower powers can become portions of a total divinised activity of our whole being: it is that that will bring to us a completely realised divinity or the divine life. It is indeed so that life and mind involved in Matter have realised themselves here; for only what is involved can evolve, otherwise there could be no emergence. The manifestation of a supramental truth-consciousness is therefore the capital reality that will make the divine life possible. It is when all the movements of thought, impulse and action are governed and directed by a self-existent and luminously automatic truth-consciousness and our whole nature comes to be constituted by it and made of its stuff that the life divine will be complete and absolute. Even as it is, in reality though not in the appearance of things, it is a secret self-existent knowledge and truth that is working to manifest itself in the creation here. The Divine is already there immanent within us, ourselves are that in our inmost reality and it is this reality that we have to manifest; it is that which constitutes the urge towards the divine living and makes necessary the creation of the life divine even in this material existence. A manifestation of the Supermind and its truth-consciousness is then inevitable; it must happen in this world sooner or lateR But it has two aspects, a descent from above, an ascent from below, a self-revelation of the Spirit, an evolution in Nature. The ascent is necessarily an effort, a working of Nature, an urge or nisus on her side to raise her lower parts by an evolutionary or revolutionary change, conversion or transformation into the divine reality and it may happen by a process and progress or by a rapid miracle. The descent or self-revelation of the Spirit is an act of the supreme Reality from above which makes the realisation possible and it can appear either as the divine aid which brings about the fulfilment of the progress and process or as the sanction of the miracle. Evolution, as we see it in this world, is a slow and difficult process and, indeed, needs usually ages to reach abiding results; but this is because it is in its nature an emergence from inconscient beginnings, a start from nescience and a working in the ignorance of natural beings by what seems to be an unconscious force. There can be, on the contrary, an evolution in the light and no longer in the darkness, in which the evolving being is a conscious participant and cooperator, and this is precisely what must take place here. Even in the effort and progress from the Ignorance to Knowledge this must be in part if not wholly the endeavour to be made on the heights of the nature, and it must be wholly that in the final movement towards the spiritual change, realisation, transformation. It must be still more so when there is a transition across the dividing line between the Ignorance and the Knowledge and the evolution is from knowledge to greater knowledge, from consciousness to greater consciousness, from being to greater being. There is then no longer any necessity for the slow pace of the ordinary evolution; there can be rapid conversion, quick transformation after transformation, what would seem to our normal present mind a succession of miracles. An evolution on the supramental levels could well be of that nature; it could be equally, if the being so chose, a more leisurely passage of one supramental state or condition of things to something beyond but still supramental, from level to divine level, a building up of divine gradations, a free growth to the supreme Supermind or beyond it to yet undreamed levels of being, consciousness and Ananda.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, 558,
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   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,
134:[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
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*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:Variety is the condition of harmony. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
2:Love is the true condition of human life. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
3:To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
4:The present condition of fame is merely fashion. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
5:Life - a sexually transmitted terminal condition ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
6:To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
7:The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
8:Every man carries the entire form of human condition. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
9:The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience.   ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
10:Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
11:A condition of complete simplicity (Costing not less than everything) ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
12:The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
13:Immortality is the condition of a dead man who doesn't believe he is dead ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
14:Peace is the first condition, without which nothing else can be stable. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
15:Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it.   ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
16:Peace is the altar of God, the condition in which happiness exists. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
17:The Way is to man as rivers and lakes are to fish, the natural condition of life. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
18:Presence is allowing whatever condition arises in this moment to be there.    ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
19:The aim of education is the condition of suspended judgment on everything. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
20:What, then, must be the condition of that being, who beholds the beautiful itself? ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
21:You've got to be in top physical condition. Fatigue makes cowards of us all. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
22:Freedom is a condition of mind, and the best way to secure it is to breed it. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
23:I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
24:Work is the inevitable condition of human life, the true source of human welfare. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
25:The courage of the truth is the first condition of philosophic study. ~ georg-wilhelm-friedrich-hegel, @wisdomtrove
26:Just because your doctor has a name for your condition, doesn't mean he knows what it is. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
27:One has to make a decision when a condition is likely to degenerate if nothing is done. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
28:To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
29:He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool. ~ albert-camus, @wisdomtrove
30:Man as Atman is really free; as man he is bound, changed by every physical condition. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
31:People are always setting conditions for happiness... I love life without condition. ~ arthur-rubinstein, @wisdomtrove
32:There is no condition so severe that you cannot reverse it by choosing different thoughts. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
33:The best condition in life is to be not so rich as to be envied nor so poor as to be damned. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
34:Incurably religious, that is the best way to describe the mental condition of so many people. ~ thomas-edison, @wisdomtrove
35:Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.  ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
36:Condition de l'homme: inconstance, ennui, inquie Man's condition. Inconstancy, boredom, anxiety. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
37:No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
38:Show me the condition of your Bible and I will accurately gauge the condition of your soul. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
39:It is impossible to attain proper physical condition without being sound both mentally and morally. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
40:The test of political institutions is the condition of the country whose future they regulate. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
41:You've got to keep yourself in prime physical condition, because fatigue makes cowards of us all. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
42:Condition comes from hard work during practice and proper mental and moral conduct between practices. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
43:God does not discipline us to subdue us, but to condition us for a life of usefulness and blessedness. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
44:Law has the power to compel: indeed, the ability to enforce is a condition of the ability to command. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
45:Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
46:Law has the power to compel: indeed, the ability to enforce is a condition of the ability to command. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
47:Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness, - an open and noble temper. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
48:Life is an incurable condition: the only known treatment is to try to keep the patient comfortable. ~ ashleigh-brilliant, @wisdomtrove
49:If all art aspires to the condition of music, all the sciences aspire to the condition of mathematics. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
50:The Fall is an offense to human reason, but once accepted, it makes perfect sense of the human condition. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
51:Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition. ~ arthur-rubinstein, @wisdomtrove
52:The true human condition in its most perfect form has no secrets. It does not hide, but exists in clear love. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
53:The only condition of peace in this world is to have no ideas, or, at least not to express them. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
54:Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
55:Courage is a learned mental skill that you must condition, just as weight training strengthens your muscles. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
56:Orthodoxy: That peculiar condition where the patient can neither eliminate an old idea nor absorb a new one. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
57:God will hear His people at the beginning of their prayers if the condition of their heart is ready for it. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
58:The mass of the American people are most emphatically not in the deplorable condition of which you speak. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
59:To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great. ~ georg-wilhelm-friedrich-hegel, @wisdomtrove
60:How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. ~ albert-camus, @wisdomtrove
61:The necessary condition for the existence of peace and joy is the awareness that peace and joy are available. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
62:In our sad condition our only consolation is the expectancy of another life. Here below all is incomprehensible. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
63:There is no time. There is no space.  There is no condition. There is only awareness, awareness of these ideas. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
64:All art emulates the condition of ritual. That is what it comes from and to that it must always return for nourishment. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
65:If our condition were truly happy, we would not need diversion from thinking of it in order to make ourselves happy. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
66:Music makes me forget myself, my true condition, it carries me off into another state of being, one that isn't my own. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
67:This sounds very simple and maybe even trite, but very few people know that they are loved without condition or limits. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
68:Whenever a person dwells chiefly, or even frequently, on the faults of other people's religions, he is in a bad condition. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
69:We are born dead, and we are becoming more and more contented with our condition. We are acquiring the taste for it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
70:It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
71:Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
72:Our human condition makes us tend to share only the best of ourselves, because we are always searching for love and approval. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
73:What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
74:The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
75:Experiencing differences is crucial to the human condition. Especially when that difference is over the head, blower powder. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
76:Many a person has changed his whole physical and mental condition by a careful, persistent course of auto-suggestion. ~ william-walker-atkinson, @wisdomtrove
77:We are so constituted that we can gain intense pleasure only from the contrast, and only very little from the condition itself. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
78:If you believe that a given situation should make you unhappy, then it will, and the unhappiness will then reinforce the condition. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
79:Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
80:Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
81:Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
82:In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
83:Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
84:Freedom is the basic condition for you to touch life, to touch the blue sky, the trees, the birds, the tea, and the other person. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
85:Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, of captivity, would, without this comfort, be insupportable. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
86:If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
87:The strongest guard is placed at the gateway to nothing. Maybe because the condition of emptiness is too shameful to be divulged. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
88:I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
89:They say they seek security and quiet, the condition they call peace. Even as they speak they create the seeds of turmoil and violence. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
90:The presence of awareness becomes increasingly our natural condition, until there is no longer a distinction between meditation and life. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
91:Prosperity: that condition which attracts the lively interest of lawyers, and warrants your being sued for damages, or indicted, or both. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
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93:Love is the natural condition of all experience before thought has divided it into a multiplicity and diversity of objects, selves and others. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
94:The greatest help to spiritual life is meditation. In meditation we divest ourselves of all material condition and feel our divine nature. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
95:Desires are only the lack of something: and those who have the greatest desires are in a worse condition than those who have none, or very slight ones. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
96:I like to deal with EVERY aspect of our condition, and that means terror and humor in equal mix. Some books have more room for humor than others. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
97:An economist is a man that can tell you... what can happen under any given condition, and his guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's too. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
98:Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
99:Time is a fluid condition which has no existence except in the momentary avatars of individual people. There is no such thing as was - only is. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
100:We are ignorant of the Beyond because this ignorance is the condition of our own life. Just as ice cannot know fire except by melting and vanishing. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
101:If we know that the enemy is open to attack, but are unaware that our own men are not in a condition to attack, we have gone only halfway towards victory. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
102:Complete liberty of contradicting and disproving our opinion, is the very condition which justifies us in assuming its truth for purposes of action. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
103:As I come to understand Vietnam and what it implies about the human condition, I also realize that few humans will permit themselves such an understanding. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
104:Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
105:There is no body, nor a world to contain it; there is only a mental condition, a dream-like state, easy to dispel by questioning its reality. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
106:No one can step twice into the same river, nor touch mortal substance twice in the same condition. By the speed of its change, it scatters and gathers again. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
107:The primary paradox of Christianity is that the ordinary condition of man is not his sane or sensible condition; that the normal itself is an abnormality. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
108:It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
109:Another condition can be attained ... a condition of ecstasy. A condition so far from what the people of planet Earth experience it's not even discussable. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
110:Believing that you must do something perfectly is a recipe for stress, and you'll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
111:There is no vacuum in the human heart. Certain demolitions take place, and it is well that they do, but on condition that they are followed by reconstructions. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
112:Believing that you must do something perfectly is a recipe for stress, and you'll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
113:If the universe had a beginning, its beginning, by the very condition of the cases, was supernatural; the laws of Nature cannot account for their own origin. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
114:Justice is a commodity which in a more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
115:Liberty in thought and action is the only condition of life, growth and well-being: Where it does not exist, the man, the race, and the nation must go down. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
116:The soul is "torn apart in a painful condition as long as it prefers the eternal because of its Truth but does not discard the temporal because of familiarity. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
117:The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the President has to tell 'em. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
118:The world of time, of space and condition, pleasure and pain, birth, growth, maturation, decay and death, spinning, spinning, spinning this world, always spinning. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
119:As you meditate, you will find that consciousness itself will move you beyond time and space and condition into a larger, vaster, more beautiful state of awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
120:Let a man try faithfully, manfully to be right; he will grow daily more and more right. It is at bottom the condition on which all men have to cultivate themselves. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
121:There exists in man a mass of sense lying in a dormant state, and which, unless something excites it to action, will descend with him, in that condition,to the grave. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
122:Contemplation is that condition of alert passivity, in which the soul lays itself open to the divine Ground within and without, the immanent and transcendent Godhead. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
123:The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh. ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
124:All for each, and each for all, is a good motto; but only on condition that each works with might and main to so maintain himself as not to be a burden to others. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
125:Life is a glorious opportunity, if it is used to condition us for eternity. If we fail in this, though we succeed in everything else, our life will have been a failure. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
126:Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
127:The average condition of the people improving or deteriorating, depends upon whether population is advancing faster than improvement, or improvement than population. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
128:... the consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
129:Liberty is the first condition of growth. It is wrong, a thousand times wrong, if any of you dares to say, &
130:When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are something to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honors are something to be ashamed of. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
131:The ideal condition would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct; but since we are all likely to go astray, The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
132:The condition of the most passionate enthusiast is to be preferred over the individual who, because of the fear of making a mistake, won't in the end affirm or deny anything ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
133:The dull, purblind folly of the very rich men, their greed and arrogance, and the corruption in business and politics, have tended to produce a very unhealthy condition. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
134:We know nothing accurately in reality, but only as it changes according to the bodily condition, and the constitution of those things that flow upon the body and impinge upon it. ~ democritus, @wisdomtrove
135:Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
136:The average Christian is so cold and so contented with His wretched condition that there is no vacuum of desire into which the blessed Spirit can rush in satisfying fullness. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
137:.. is like a hurricane: once it reaches a certain point, it becomes self-feeding, self-supporting. You laugh not because the jokes are funny but because your own condition is funny. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
138:The worries that are the burden of which the privileged person makes an excuse in dealing with the oppressed person are in fact the worries about preserving his privileged condition. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
139:Common sense is the fundamental factor in all spiritual disciplines. No rule is an eternal rule. Rules change from place to place, time to time and from one condition to another condition. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
140:To be free from all egoistic motive, careful of truth in speech and action, void of self-will and self-assertion, watchful in all things, is the condition for being a flawless servant. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
141:For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
142:The Yogic path is about disentangling the built-in glitches of the human condition, which I'm going to over-simply define here as the heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
143:Both the Freudian and the Platonic metaphors emphasize the considerable independence of and tension among the constituent parts of the psyche, a point that characterizes the human condition. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
144:I believe in a president whose religious views are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the nation or imposed by the nation upon him as a condition to holding that office. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
145:I'm just trying to say that it should reassure us that the inevitable traumas of being human do end up producing some good. Otherwise, the human condition is overwhelmingly depressing. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
146:Our present condition is, Legislation without law; wisdom without a plan; a constitution without a name; and, what is strangely astonishing, perfect independence contending for dependence. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
147:I always stress condition with my basketball players. I don’t mean physical condition only. You cannot attain and maintain physical condition unless you are morally and mentally conditioned. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
148:I believe in a president whose religious views are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the nation, or imposed by the nation upon him as a condition to holding that office. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
149:In opening our hearts, we hope this might promote greater awareness of this condition. Perhaps it will encourage a clearer understanding of the individuals and families who are affected by it. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
150:A woman who is self-reliant, positive, optimistic, and undertakes her work with the assurance of success magnetizes her condition. She draws to herself the creative powers of the universe. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
151:I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
152:I know I can walk through the world, along the shore or under the trees, with my mind filled with things of little importance, in full self-attendance. A condition I can't really call being alive. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
153:It is always pitiful when any human being falls into a condition hardly more respectable than that of an animal. How much more pitiful it is when the person who falls has had all the advantages! ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
154:Gnu, n. An animal of South Africa, which in its domesticated state resembles a horse, a buffalo and a stag. In its wild condition it is something like a thunderbolt, an earthquake and a cyclone. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
155:Our clothes are too much a part of us for most of us ever to be entirely indifferent to their condition: it is as though the fabric were indeed a natural extension of the body, or even of the soul. ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
156:Solitude is the human condition in which I keep myself company. Loneliness comes about when I am alone without being able to split up into the two-in-one, without being able to keep myself company. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
157:If human equality is to be forever averted - if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently - then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
158:Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to Him in trust and confidence. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
159:Baby, n. A misshapen creature of no particular age, sex, or condition, chiefly remarkable for the violence of the sympathies and antipathies it excites in others, itself without sentiment or emotion. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
160:Mystic equality lies in abstraction, not in having or in doing, which are processes. In function and process, one man, one part, must of necessity be subordinate to another. It is a condition of being. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
161:A stationary condition of capital and population implies no stationary state of human improvement. There could be as much scope as ever for all kinds of mental culture, and moral and social progress. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
162:We assume a common sense as the necessary condition of the universal communicability of our knowledge, which is presupposed in every logic and every principle of knowledge that is not one of scepticism. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
163:And if a person is religious, I think it's good, it helps you a bit. But if you're not, at least you can have the sense that there is a condition inside you which looks at the stars with amazement and awe. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
164:... to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
165:It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
166:Hunger reduces one to an utterly spineless, brainless condition, more like the after-effects of influenza than anything else. It is as though all one's blood had been pumped out and lukewarm water substituted. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
167:Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
168:The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviours. ~ tony-robbins, @wisdomtrove
169:To run away from life and desire is impossible because you are life and you have desire. Accept that this is part of your physical condition and see that these aspects are not really indigenous to what you are. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
170:Contemplate life as infinite, undivided, ever present, ever active, until you realise yourself as one with it. It is not even very difficult, for you will be returning only to your own natural condition. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
171:The great Error of our Nature is, not to know where to stop, not to be satisfied with any reasonable Acquirement; not to compound with our Condition; but to lose all we have gained by an insatiable Pursuit after more. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
172:In whatever position one is in, or in whatever condition in life one is placed, one must find balance. Balance is the state of the present - the here and now. If you balance in the present, you are living in Eternity. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
173:Of what use would it be to you, sir, to become King of China on condition that you forgot what you have been? Would it not be the same as if God, at the same time he destroyed you, created a King in China? ~ gottfried-wilhelm-leibniz, @wisdomtrove
174:It appears, then, to be a condition of a genuinely scientific hypothesis, that it be not destined always to remain an hypothesis, but be certain to be either proved or disproved by.. .comparison with observed facts. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
175:To be a minister means above all to become powerless, or in more precise terms, to speak with our powerlessness to the condition of powerlessness which is so keenly felt but so seldom expressed by the people of our age. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
176:A good digestion is as truly obligatory as a good conscience; pure blood is as truly a part of mankind as a pure faith; and a well ordered skin is the first condition of that cleanliness which is next to Godliness. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
177:A well-developed sense of self is a necessary if not sufficient condition of your well-being. Its presence does not guarantee fulfillment, but its absence guarantees some measure of anxiety, frustration, or despair. ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
178:A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
179:We should pray when we are in a praying mood, for it would be sinful to neglect so fair an opportunity. We should pray when we are not in a proper mood, for it would be dangerous to remain in so unhealthy a condition. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
180:I honour health as the first muse, and sleep as the condition of health. Sleep benefits mainly by the sound health it produces; incidentally also by dreams, into whose farrago a divine lesson is sometimes slipped.   ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
181:We are beginning to comprehend a basic truth hitherto neglected, that our physical condition is determined very largely by our emotional condition, and our emotional life is profoundly regulated by our thought life. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
182:Consciousness and unconsciousness, while in the body depend on the condition of the brain. But the self is beyond both, beyond the brain, beyond the mind. The fault of the instrument is no reflection on its user. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
183:If a thing happens once, it can happen again. If any human being has ever realised perfection, we too can do so. If we cannot become perfect here and now, we never can in any state or heaven or condition we may imagine. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
184:Independence is not a static condition; it is a continuous conquest, and in order to reach not only freedom, but also strength, and the perfecting on one's powers, it is necessary to follow this path of unremitting toil. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
185:What we call Life is a condition of the soul. And the soul must improve in happiness and wisdom, except by its own fault. These tears in our eyes, these faintings of the flesh, will not hinder such improvement. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
186:Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it empowers us to develop courage; to trust that courage and build bridges with it; to trust those bridges and cross over them so we can attempt to reach each other. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
187:You know I have been issued a public urination pass by the city because of my condition. Unfortunately, my little brother ran out of the house with it this morning. Him and his friends are probably peeing all over the city. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
188:A living man can be enslaved and reduced to the historic condition of an object. But if he dies in refusing to be enslaved, he reaffirms the existence of another kind of human nature which refuses to be classified as an object. ~ albert-camus, @wisdomtrove
189:It is essential to the sanity of mankind that each one should think the other crazy - a condition with which the cynicism of human nature so cordially complies, one could wish it were a concurrence upon a subject more noble. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
190:I would never make a good economist. You know, an economist is a man that can tell you anything about‚ well, he will tell you what can happen under any given condition ‚ and his guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's, too. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
191:It is possible with pure willpower to force the kundalini up the shushumna, through the chakras. You will develop visions of other worlds that will not necessarily stop when you want them to. This is a condition we call insanity. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
192:The mind, in discovering truths, acts in the same manner as it acts through the eye in discovering objects; when once any object has been seen, it is impossible to put the mind back to the same condition it was in before it saw it. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
193:One day I met a lady who was dying of cancer in a most terrible condition. And I told her, I say, "You know, this terrible pain is only the kiss of Jesus - a sign that you have come so close to Jesus on the cross that he can kiss you." ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
194:There are three things an athlete must do. You must be in physical condition ... You must execute properly and quickly the fundamentals ... and you must have eagerness to sacrifice personal interests or glory for the welfare of the team. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
195:Love heals. Heals and liberates. I use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions and that which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
196:Love is a condition so powerful; it may be that which pulls the stars in the firmament. It may be that which pushes and urges the blood in the veins. Courage: you have to have courage to love somebody because you risk everything-everything. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
197:Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science; they can develop a lifelong antipathy; they will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
198:The religious superstition is encouraged by means of the institution of churches, processions, monuments, festivities... .The so-called clergy stupefy the masses... .They befog the people and keep them in an eternal condition of stupefaction. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
199:. . . hummings and clickings could be heard-the sounds attendant to the flow of electrons, now augmenting one maze of electromagnetic crises to a condition that was translatable from electrical qualities and quantities to a high grade of truth. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
200:Riches and honor are what men desire; but if they arrive at them by improper ways, they should not continue to hold them. Poverty and low estate are what men dislike; but if they arrive at such a condition by improper ways, they should not refuse it. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
201:Ministry is a very confronting service. It does not allow people to live with illusions of immortality and wholeness. It keeps reminding others that they are mortal and broken, but also that with the recognition of this condition, liberation starts. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
202:... no formula for success [exists] except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings." "I accept life unconditionally. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition. ~ arthur-rubinstein, @wisdomtrove
203:Once music ceases to be ephemeral - always disappearing -  and becomes instead material... it leaves the condition of traditional music and enters the condition of painting. It becomes a painting, existing as material in space, not immaterial in time. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
204:Reflection is not the evil; but a reflective condition and the deadlock which it involves, by transforming the capacity for action into a means of escape from action, is both corrupt and dangerous, and leads in the end to a retrograde movement. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
205:Are you a slave to your self-centered nature or does your divine nature guide your life? Do you kow that every moment of your life you're creating through thought? You create your own inner condition; you're helping create the conditions around you. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
206:But as to women, who can penetrate the real sufferings of their she condition? Man's very sympathy with their estate has much of selfishness and more suspicion. Their love, their virtue, beauty, education, but form good housekeepers, to breed a nation. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
207:It is through the dispositions of an army that its condition may be discovered. Conceal your dispositions, and your condition will remain secret, which leads to victory,; show your dispositions, and your condition will become patent, which leads to defeat. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
208:Popular privileges are consistent with a state of society in which there is great inequality of position. Democratic rights, on the contrary, demand that there should be equality of condition as the fundamental basis of the society they regulate. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
209:Of course I'll hurt you. Of course you'll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
210:If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the other&
211:I have always laid it down as a maxim -and found it justified by experience -that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex -but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
212:Man was born into barbarism when killing his fellow man was a normal condition of existence. He became endowed with a conscience. And he has now reached the day when violence toward another human being must become as abhorrent as eating another's flesh. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
213:A world of little cares is continually arising, which busy or affluent life knows nothing of, to open the first door to distress. Hunger is not among the postponable wants; and a day, even a few hours, in such a condition is often the crisis of a life of ruin. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
214:Quick now, here, now, always- A condition of complete simplicity (Costing not less than everything) And all shall be well and All manner of thing shall be well When the tongues of flame are in-folded Into the crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
215:There is a paradise of form and colors in the world. And because you have eyes still in good condition, you can get in touch with the paradise. So when I become aware of my eyes, I touch one of the conditions of happiness. And when I touch it, happiness comes. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
216:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
217:There is a limit to the legitimate interference of collective opinion with individual independence: and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection against political despotism. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
218:What is Hope?Hope is that inner dynamic that compels us to explore and pursue the expectations built into the human condition. Hope was born the day the first human beings discovered the first bridge and decided not to jump off the bridge in despair, but to cross it ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
219:Law of the Minimum: "The worst potential competition for any organism can come from its own kind. The species consumes necessities. Growth is limited by that necessity which is present in the least amount. The least favourable condition controls the rate of growth." ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
220:Let no Christian parents fall into the delusion that Sunday School is intended to ease them of their personal duties. The first and most natural condition of things is for Christian parents to train up their own children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
221:If our body is a perfect expression of our thought about body, and if our thought about body is that it’s condition has everything to do with inner image and nothing to do with time, then we don’t have to be impatient for being too young or frightened of being too old. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
222:I had neither the good sense nor the good feeling to know that this was all my fault, and that if I had been easier with Joe, Joe would have been easier with me. I felt impatient of him and out of temper with him; in which condition he heaped coals of fire on my head. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
223:Man may rest in the eternal fitness; he may abide in the everlasting; and roam from the beginning to the end of all creation. He may bring his nature to a condition of ONE, he may nourish his strength; he may harmonise his virtue, and so put himself into partnership with God. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
224:That human life must be some kind of mistake is sufficiently proved by the simple observation that man is a compound of needs which are hard to satisfy; that their satisfaction achieves nothing but a painless condition in which he is only given over to boredom . . . ~ arthur-schopenhauer, @wisdomtrove
225:To those of my race who depend on bettering their condition in a foreign land or who underestimate the importance of cultivating friendly relations with the Southern white man, who is their next-door neighbor, I would say &
226:Courage is a learned mental skill that you must condition, just as weight training strengthens your muscles. You wouldn't go into a gym for the first time and try to lift 300 pounds, so don't think that to be courageous you must tackle your most paralyzing fear right away. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
227:We have seen that the senses and intuitions, the various emotions and faculties, such as love, memory, attention and curiosity, imitation, reason, etc., of which man boasts, may be found in an incipient, or even sometimes in a well-developed condition, in the lower animals. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
228:Those who are unconquered in spirit are the real successes in life. If you can so train or condition your mind that you are content regardless of what you have or do not have, and if you can stand the challenge of all your trials and remain calm-that is true happiness. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
229:Let one who wants to move and convince others, first be convinced and moved themselves. If a person speaks with genuine earnestness the thoughts, the emotion and the actual condition of their own heart, others will listen because we all are knit together by the tie of sympathy. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
230:The dew seemed to sparkle more brightly on the green leaves the air to rustle among them with a sweeter music and the sky itself to look more blue and bright. Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercise, even over the appearance of external objects. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
231:Awareness is inherently whole, complete and fulfilled in itself. Thus its nature is happiness itself&
232:Release and detach from every person, every circumstance, every condition, and every situation that no longer serves a divine purpose in your life. All things have a season, and all seasons must come to an end. Choose a new season, filled with purposeful thoughts and activities. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
233:... knowing God is the condition for the sanctification of a human being by God's assistance and according to His intention. Wherever God is, there He is always creating... He wants to create a new human being. To need God is to become new. And to know God is the crucial thing. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
234:Hostile armies may face each other for years, striving for the victory which is decided in a single day. This being so, to remain in ignorance of the enemy's condition simply because one grudges the outlay of a hundred ounces of silver in honors and emoluments, is the height of inhumanity. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
235:If we lose the virile, manly qualities, and sink into a nation of mere hucksters, putting gain over national honor, and subordinating everything to mere ease of life, then we shall indeed reach a condition worse than that of the ancient civilizations in the years of their decay. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
236:En un mot, l'homme conna|"t qu'il est mise rable: il est donc mise  rable, puisqu'il l'est; mais il est bien grand, puisqu'il le conna|"t. In one word, man knows that he is miserable and therefore he is miserable because he knows it; but he is also worthy, because he knows his condition. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
237:The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas. We possess only this moment in which to dedicate ourselves continuously to the sacred presence which we share and create. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
238:If any man is not sure that he is in Christ, he ought not to be easy one moment until he is sure. Dear friend, without the fullest confidence as to your saved condition, you have no right to be at ease, and I pray you may never be so. This is a matter too important to be left undecided. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
239:The present generation, wearied by its chimerical efforts, relapses into complete indolence. Its condition is that of a man who has only fallen asleep towards morning: first of all come great dreams, then a feeling of laziness, and finally a witty or clever excuse for remaining in bed. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
240:What do I mean by sin? Answer: Any human condition or act that robs God of glory by stripping one of His children of their right to divine dignity. ... I can offer still another answer: &
241:The first thing to understand about the universe is that no condition is “good” or “bad.” It just is. So stop making value judgments. The second thing to know is that all conditions are temporary. Nothing stays the same, nothing remains static. Which way a thing changes depends on you. ~ neale-donald-walsch, @wisdomtrove
242:If I want to read something that's really giving me something serious and fundamental to think about, about the human condition, if you like, or what we're all doing here, or what's going on, then I'd rather read something by a scientist in the life sciences, like Richard Dawkins, for instance. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
243:The human condition is such that pain and effort are not just symptoms which can be removed without changing life itself; they are the modes in which life itself, together with the necessity to which it is bound, makes itself felt. For mortals, the easy life of the gods would be a lifeless life. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
244:All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
245:Everything that makes diversity of kinds, of species. differences, properties, everything that consists in generation, decay, alteration and change, is not an entity, but condition and circumstances of entity and being, which is one, infinite, immobile, subject, matter, life, soul, truth and good. ~ giordano-bruno, @wisdomtrove
246:Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it. ~ andrew-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
247:Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
248:In these days of intellectual awakening and steadily asserting public opinion, the holy places of the Hindus, their condition, and method of work have not escaped tile keen eye of criticism; and this city, being the holy of holies to all Hindus, has not failed to attract its full share of censure. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
249:The psychological condition of fear is divorced from any concrete and true immediate danger. It comes in many forms: unease, worry, anxiety, nervousness, tension, dread, phobia, and so on. This kind of psychological fear is always of something that might happen, not of something that is happening now. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
250:Let us imagine a number of men in chains and all condemned to death, where some are killed each day in the sight of the others, and those who remain see their own fate in that of their fellows and wait their turn, looking at each other sorrowfully and without hope. It is an image of the condition of man. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
251:There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of woman is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on only one wing. There is no hope for that family or country where there is no estimation of women, where they live in sadness. For this reason, they have to be raised first. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
252:When a condition or a problem becomes too great, humans have the protection of not thinking about it. But it goes inward and minces up with a lot of other things already there and what comes out is discontent and uneasiness, guilt and a compulsion to get something&
253:The attitude, &
254:Every decent man of our age must be a coward and a slave. That is his normal condition. Of that I am firmly persuaded. He is made and constructed to that very end. And not only at the present time owing to some casual circumstance, but always, at all times, a decent man is bound to be a coward and a slave. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
255:When we have intelligence resulting from sincerity, this condition is to be ascribed to nature; when we have sincerity resulting from intelligence, this condition is to be ascribed to instruction. But given the sincerity, and there shall be the intelligence; given the intelligence, and there shall be the sincerity. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
256:Art is the most general condition of the Past in the present. ... Perhaps no work of art is art. It can only become art, when it is part of the past. In this normative sense, a &
257:By the disposition of a stupendous wisdom, moulding together the great mysterious incorporation of the human race, the whole, at one time, is never old, or middle-aged, or young; but, in a condition of unchangeable constancy, moves on through the varied tenor of perpetual decay, fall, renovation, and progression. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
258:The Negro is not the man farthest down. The condition of the coloured farmer in the most backward parts of the Southern States of America, even where he has the least education and the least encouragement, is incomparably better than the condition and opportunities of the agricultural population in Sicily. ~ booker-t-washington, @wisdomtrove
259:Everything that makes diversity of kinds, of species, differences, properties... everything that consists in generation, decay, alteration and change is not an entity, but a condition and circumstance of entity and being, which is one, infinite, immobile, subject, matter, life, death, truth, lies, good and evil. ~ giordano-bruno, @wisdomtrove
260:What the English call "comfortable" is something endless and inexhaustible. Every condition of comfort reveals in turn its discomfort, and these discoveries go on for ever. Hence the new want is not so much a want of those who have it directly, but is created by those who hope to make profit from it. ~ georg-wilhelm-friedrich-hegel, @wisdomtrove
261:In psychiatry there is a certain condition known as delusion of reprieve. The condemned man, immediately before his execution, gets the illusion that he might be reprieved at the very last minute. No one could yet grasp the fact that everything would be taken away. all we possessed, literally, was our naked existence. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
262:To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great or rational whether in life or in science. Great achievement is assured, however, of subsequent recognition and grateful acceptance by public opinion, which in due course will make it one of its own prejudices ~ georg-wilhelm-friedrich-hegel, @wisdomtrove
263:But if the life will not be easy, it will be rich and satisfying. For every young American who participates in the Peace Corps-who works in a foreign land-will know that he or she is sharing in the great common task of bringing to man that decent way of life which is the foundation of freedom and a condition of peace. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
264:One Taste is not some experience you bring about through effort; rather, it is the actual condition of all experience before you do anything to it. This uncontrived state is prior to effort, prior to grasping, prior to avoiding. It is the real world before you do anything to it, including the effort to "see it nondually". ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
265:We are all substantially flawed, wounded, angry, hurt, here on Earth. But this human condition, so painful to us, and in someways shameful- because we feel we are weak when the reality of ourselves is exposed- is made much more bearable when it is shared, face to face, in words that have expressive human eyes behind them. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
266:[... ] We have to realize that this wound [of loneliness] is inherent in the human condition and that what we have to do is walk with it instead of fleeing from it. We cannot accept it until we discover that we are loved by God just as we are, and that the Holy Spirit in a mysterious way is living at the centre of the wound. ~ jean-vanier, @wisdomtrove
267:When a Tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the dead person is in bad condition in the particular moment, but that the same person is just fine in plenty of other moments. Now, when I myself hear that somebody is dead, I simply shrug and say what the Tralfamadorians say about dead people, which is "So it goes. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
268:Nothing could be more absurd than moral lessons at such a moment! Oh, self-satisfied people: with what proud self-satisfaction such babblers are ready to utter their pronouncements! If they only knew to what degree I myself understand all the loathsomeness of my present condition, they wouldn't have the heart to teach me. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
269:To be quite detached, beyond the reach of all self-concern, all selfish consideration, is an inescapable condition of liberation. You may call it death; to me it is living at its most meaningful and intense, for I am one with life in its totality and fullness -intensity, meaningfulness, harmony; what more do you want? ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
270:By love I don't mean indulgence. I do not mean sentimentality. And in this instance, I don't even mean romance. I mean that condition that allowed humans to dream of God. That condition that allowed the "dumb" to write spirituals and Russian songs and Irish lilts. That is love, and it's so much larger than anything I can conceive. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
271:Every one should be wealthy, if only for a day, so that each might realize that be being rich is not the ideal condition that most believe it is. And like the land, we should have little need for all that silver when we cease breating. Let us enjoy the smiling faces of as many children of god as we can while we are able to see them. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
272:The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be slothfulness in prayer. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
273:If you think or say, &
274:All the problems you face today are going to go away, unless you worry them to stay. Problems like worry. Worry is a magnet for them. If you just "let it be," the current worrisome condition will not even be part of your life a short time from now. If you worry enough about it, however, you can be sure that it will stick around.  ~ neale-donald-walsch, @wisdomtrove
275:I have just realized that it is due to you, and to Mr. James Thomas and his staff of the Army Navy Country Club that the putting green here on the White House lawn is already in such excellent condition. I assure you that I get a great deal of pleasure and relaxation out of using the green in an occasional late afternoon hour . . . ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
276:The human attitude of which classical music is the expression is always the same; it is always based on the same kind of insight into life and strives for the same kind of victory over blind change. Classical music as gesture signifies knowledge of the tragedy of the human condition, affirmation of human destiny, courage, cheerful serenity. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
277:The study of law can be disappointing at times, a matter of applying narrow rules and arcane procedure to an uncooperative reality; a sort of glorified accounting that serves to regulate the affairs of those who have power&
278:Given enough time, you could convince yourself that loneliness was something better, that it was solitude, the ideal condition for reflection, even a kind of freedom. Once you were thus convinced, you were foolish to open the door and let anyone in, not all the way in. You risked the hard-won equilibrium, that tranquility that you called peace ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
279:Never did I want to call the first time-out during a game. Never. I wanted UCLA to come out and run our opponents so hard that they would be forced to call the first time-out just to catch their breath. At that first time-out the opponents would know, and we would know that they knew, who was in better condition. This has a psychological impact. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
280:Meditation is not something restricted to times of formal seated meditation; it is most fundamentally an attitude of being-a resting in and as being. Once you get the feel of it, you will be able to tune into it more and more often during your daily life. Eventually, in the state of liberation, meditation will simply become your natural condition. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
281:I was working as a journalist for an Israeli paper in Paris, and my salary at the highest was fifty dollars a month. At the end of the month I always had palpitations; I didn't know how to pay my rent. Even after the war, I was often hungry. But that's part of the romantic condition of a student. To be a student in Paris and not be hungry is wrong. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
282:Virginity is now a mere preamble or waiting room to be got out of as soon as possible; it is without significance. Old age is similarly a waiting room, where you go after life's over and wait for cancer or a stroke. The years before and after the menstrual years are vestigial: the only meaningful condition left to women is that of fruitfulness. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
283:One cultivates spaciousness or awareness which allows you to acknowledge the emotions and see them as part of the human condition. Emotions are like subtle thought forms and they all arise in response to something outside yourself. They are all reactions. You cultivate a quietness in yourself that watches these emotions rising and falling and passing away. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
284:What is the cause of historical events? Power. What is power? Power is the sum total of wills transferred to one person. On what condition are the willso fo the masses transferred to one person? On condition that the person express the will of the whole people. That is, power is power. That is, power is a word the meaning of which we do not understand. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
285:You cannot attain and maintain physical condition unless you are morally and mentally conditioned. And it is impossible to be in moral condition unless you are spiritually conditioned. I always told my players that our team condition depended on two factors / how hard they worked on the floor during practice and how well they behaved between practices. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
286:In order to enter into a real knowledge of your condition, consider it in this image: A man was cast by a tempest upon an unknown island, the inhabitants of which were in trouble to find their king, who was lost; and having a strong resemblance both in form and face to this king, he was taken for him, and acknowledged in this capacity by all the people. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
287:Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercises, even over the appearance of external objects. Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts. The real hues are delicate, and need a clearer vision. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
288:Liberty is the first condition of growth. Your ancestors gave every liberty to the soul, and religion grew. They put the body under every bondage, and society did not grow. The opposite is the case in the West - every liberty to society, none to religion. Now are falling off the shackles from the feet of Eastern society as from those of Western religion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
289:If it were felt that the free development of individuality is one of the leading essentials of well-being; that it is not only a coordinate element with all that is designated by the terms civilisation, instruction, education, culture, but is itself a necessary part and condition of all those things; there would be no danger that liberty should be undervalued. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
290:When the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys.He becomes a sort of hollow,posing dummy,the conventional figure of a sahib.For it is the condition of his rule that he shall spend his life in trying to impress the "natives",and so in every crisis he has got to do what the "natives" expect of him.He wears a mask and his face grows to fit it. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
291:I have the immense joy of being man, a member of a race in which God Himself became incarnate. As if the sorrows and stupidities of the human condition could overwhelm me, now that I realize what we all are. And if only everybody could realize this! But it cannot be explained. There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
292:Unerring wisdom ordained your lot, and selected for you the safest and best condition. Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there. You are placed by God in the most suitable circumstances. Be content with such things as you have, since the Lord has ordered all things for your good. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
293:I'd love to, she finally said,"on one condition." I steadied myself, hoping it wasn't something too awful. "Yes?" "You have to promise that you won't fall in love with me." I knew she was kidding me by the way she laughed, and I couldn't help but breathe a sigh of relief. Sometimes, I had to admit, Jamie had a pretty good sense of humor. I smiled and gave her my word. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
294:There are many hypotheses in physics of almost comparable brillance and elegance that have been rejected because they did not survive such a confrontation with experiment. In my view, the human condition would be greatly improved if such confrontations and willingness to reject hypotheses were a regular part of our social, political, economic, religious and cultural lives. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
295:And once we have the condition of peace and joy in us, we can afford to be in any situation. Even in the situation of hell, we will be able to contribute our peace and serenity. The most important thing is for each of us to have some freedom in our heart, some stability in our heart, some peace in our heart. Only then will we be able to relieve the suffering around us. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
296:There are a million boys growing up in the United States who have never seen a saloon, and who will never know the handicap of liquor and this excellent condition will go on spreading over the country when the wet press and the paid propogandists of booze are forgotten. The abolition of the commercialized liquor trade in this country is as final as the abolition of slavery. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
297:All of us have failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. If I could write all my work again, I'm convinced I could do it better. This is the healthiest condition for an artist. That's why he keeps working, trying again: he believes each time that this time he will do it, bring it off. Of course he won't. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
298:Homo sapiens is just not built for satisfaction. Human happiness depends less on objective condition and more on our own expectations. Expectations, however, tend to adapt to conditions, including to the condition of other people. When things improve, expectations balloon, and consequently even dramatic improvement in conditions might leave us as dissatisfied as before. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
299:Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for - to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
300:Q: How can I deal with [my conditioning]?  M: By watching their influence in you and on you. Be aware of them in operation, watch their expressions in your thoughts, words and deeds, and gradually their grip on you will lessen and the clear light of sattva will emerge. It is neither difficult, nor a protracted process; earnestness is the only condition of success. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
301:Deep down we all suspect that something is very wrong with the way we perceive life but we try very, very hard not to notice it. And the way we remain blind to our frightful condition is through an obsessive and pathological denial of being - as if some dreadful fate would overcome us if we were to face the pure light of truth and lay bare our fearful clinging to illusion. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
302:Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy's point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
303:When faced with a radical crisis, when the old way of being in the world, of interacting with each other and with the realm of nature doesn't work anymore, when survival is threatened by seemingly insurmountable problems, an individual life- form - - or a species - will either die or become extinct or rise above the limitations of its condition through an evolutionary leap. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
304:To be honest, to be kind-to earn a little and to spend a little less, to make upon the whole a family happier for his presence, to renounce when that shall be necessary and not be embittered, to keep a few friends but these without capitulation-above all, on the same grim condition to keep friends with himself-here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude and delicacy. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
305:We spent as much money as we could and got as little for it as people could make up their minds to give us. We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last aspect a rather common one. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
306:My situation is a solemn one. Life is offered to me on condition of eating beefsteaks. But death is better than cannibalism. My will contains directions for my funeral, which will be followed not by mourning coaches, but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarfs in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
307:The purpose of having the title &
308:Land taxes is the thing. They got so high that there is no chance to make anything. Not only land but all property tax. You see in the old days, why the only thing they knew how to tax was land, or a house. Well, that condition went along for quite awhile, so even today the whole country tries to run its revenue on taxes on land. They never ask if the land makes anything. "It's land ain't it? Well tax it then." ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
309:It would seem that the ingratitude, whereby a subsequent sin causes the return of sins previously forgiven, is a special sin. For, the giving of thanks belongs to counter passion, which is a necessary condition of justice. But justice is a special virtue. Therefore this ingratitude is a special sin. Thanksgiving is a special virtue. But ingratitude is opposed to thanksgiving. Therefore ingratitude is a special sin. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
310:A child blind from birth doesn't even know he's blind until someone tells him. Even then he has only the most academic idea of what blindness is; only the formerly sighted have a real grip on the thing. Ben Hanscom had no sense of being lonely because he had never been anything but. If the condition had been new, or more localized, he might have understood, but loneliness both encompassed his life and overreached it. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
311:It would seem that the ingratitude, whereby a subsequent sin causes the return of sins previously forgiven, is a special sin. For, the giving of thanks belongs to counter passion, which is a necessary condition of justice. But justice is a special virtue. Therefore this ingratitude is a special sin. Thanksgiving is a special virtue. But ingratitude is opposed to thanksgiving. Therefore ingratitude is a special sin. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
312:Belief, as I use the word here, is the insistence that the truth is what one would "lief" or wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be. Faith has no preconceptions; it is a plunge into the unknown. Belief clings, but faith lets go. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
313:I do not hesitate to say that the road to eminence and power, from an obscure condition, ought not to be made too easy, nor a thing too much of course. If rare merit be the rarest of all things, it ought to pass through some sort of probation. The temple of honor ought to be seated on an eminence. If it be open through virtue, let it be remembered, too, that virtue is never tried but by some difficulty and some struggle. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
314:Let the labyrinth of wrinkles be furrowed in my brow with the red-hot iron of my own life, let my hair whiten and my step become vacillating, on condition that I can save the intelligence of my soul - let my unformed childhood soul, as it ages, assume the rational and esthetic forms of an architecture, let me learn just everything that others cannot teach me, what only life would be capable of marking deeply in my skin! ~ salvador-dali, @wisdomtrove
315:Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
316:The human condition comprehends more than the condition under which life has been given to man. Men are conditioned beings because everything they come in contact with turns immediately into a condition of their existence. The world in which the vita activa spends itself consists of things produced by human activities; but the things that owe their existence exclusively to men nevertheless constantly condition their human makers. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
317:To perceive the internal frame of reference of another with accuracy and with the emotional components and meanings which pertain thereto as if one were the person, but without ever losing the "as if" condition. Thus, it means to sense the hurt or the pleasure of another as he senses it and to perceive the causes thereof as he perceives them, but without ever losing the recognition that it is as if I were hurt or pleased and so forth. ~ carl-rogers, @wisdomtrove
318:In fact, a very similar phrase was invented to account for the sudden transition of wood, metal, plastic and concrete into an explosive condition, which was "nonlinear, catastrophic structural exasperation," or to put it another way&
319:There must be no division by class hatred, whether this hatred be that of creed against creed, nationality against nationality, section against section, or men of one social or industrial condition against men of another social and industrial condition. We must ever judge each individual on his own conduct and merits, and not on his membership in any class, whether that class be based on theological, social, or industrial considerations. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
320:IN THE BEGINNING I undertook my walking not only to contact people, I undertook it as a prayer discipline to keep me concentrated on my prayer for peace... After the first few years the prayer discipline was completely unnecessary, because I had learned to pray without ceasing. I made the contact so thoroughly that into my prayer consciousness I put any condition or person in the world I am concerned about and the rest takes place automatically. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
321:Let a man choose what condition he will, and let him accumulate around him all the goods and gratifications seemingly calculated to make him happy in it; if that man is left at any time without occupation or amusement, and reflects on what he is, the meagre, languid felicity of his present lot will not bear him up. He will turn necessarily to gloomy anticipations of the future; and unless his occupation calls him out of himself, he is inevitably wretched. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
322:The very power of [textbook writers] depends on the fact that they are dealing with a boy: a boy who thinks he is ‘doing’ his ‘English prep’ and has no notion that ethics, theology, and politics are all at stake. It is not a theory they put into his mind, but an assumption, which ten years hence, its origin forgotten and its presence unconscious, will condition him to take one side in a controversy which he has never recognized as a controversy at all. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
323:Now when I hear about someone's illness, no matter what dire their predicament seems to be, I know that if they're willing to do the mental work of releasing and forgiving, almost anything can be healed. The word incurable, which is so frightening to so many people, really only means that the particular condition cannot be cured by &
324:In a few hundred years, when the history of our time will be written from a long-term perspective, it is likely that the most important event historians will see is not technology, not the Internet, not e-commerce. It is an unprecedented change in the human condition. For the first time - literally - substantial and rapidly growing numbers of people have choices. For the first time, they will have to manage themselves. And society is totally unprepared for it. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
325:Although she had resisted this knowledge all her life, had lived determinedly in the future focused there by ambition, she understood at last that this was the real condition of humanity: The dance of life occurred not yesterday or tomorrow, but only here at the still point that was the present. This truth is simmple, sel-evident, but difficult to accept, for we sentimentalize the past and wallow in it, while we endure the moment and in every waking hour dream of the future. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
326:Extremes are for us as though they were not, and we are not within their notice. They escape us, or we them. This is our true state; this is what makes us incapable of certain knowledge and of absolute ignorance... This is our natural condition, and yet most contrary to our inclination; we burn with desire to find solid ground and an ultimate sure foundation whereon to build a tower reaching to the Infinite. But our whole groundwork cracks, and the earth opens to abysses. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
327:When you come to knowing God, the initiative lies on His side. If He does not show Himself, nothing you can do will enable you to find Him. And, in fact, He shows much more of Himself to some people than to others—not because He has favourites, but because it is impossible for Him to show Himself to a man whose whole mind and character are in the wrong condition. Just as sunlight, though it has no favourites, cannot be reflected in a dusty mirror as clearly as in a clean one. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
328:The assumption that everything past is preserved holds good even in mental life only on condition that the organ of the mind has remained intact and that its tissues have not been damaged by trauma or inflammation. But destructive influences which can be compared to causes of illness like these are never lacking in the history of a city, even if it has had a less chequered past than Rome, and even if, like London, it has hardly ever suffered from the visitations of an enemy. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
329:I had refused to pay any attention to the moral laws upon which all our vitality and sanity depend: and so now I was reduced to the condition of a silly old woman, worrying about a lot of imaginary rules of health, standards of food-value, and a thousand minute details of conduct that were in themselves completely ridiculous and stupid, and yet which haunted me with vague and terrific sanctions. If I eat this, I may go out of my mind. If I do not eat that, I may die in the night. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
330:Innovators and creators are persons who can to a higher degree than average accept the condition of aloneness. They are more willing to follow their own vision, even when it takes them far from the mainland of the human community. Unexplored places do not frighten them- or not, at any rate, as much as they frighten those around them. This is one of the secrets of their power. That which we call genius has a great deal to do with courage and daring, a great deal to do with nerve. ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
331:What is now happening to the people of the East as of the West is like what happens to every individual when he passes from childhood to adolescence and from youth to manhood. He loses what had hitherto guided his life and lives without direction, not having found a new standard suitable to his age, and so he invents all sorts of occupations, cares, distractions, and stupefactions to divert his attention from the misery and senselessness of his life. Such a condition may last a long time. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
332:When the desire of wealth is taking hold of the heart, let us look round and see how it operates upon than whose industry or fortune has obtained it. When we find them oppressed with their own abundance, luxurious without pleasure, idle without ease, impatient and querulous in themselves, and despised or hated by the rest of mankind, we shall soon be convinced that if the real wants of our condition are satisfied, there remains little to be sought with solicitude or desired with eagerness. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
333:That is the kind of America in which I believe. And it represents the kind of Presidency in which I believe - a great office that must neither be humbled by making it the instrument of any one religious group nor tarnished by arbitrarily withholding its occupancy from the members of any one religious group. I believe in a President whose religious views are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the Nation or imposed by the Nation upon him as a condition to holding that office. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
334:Rulers, Statesmen, Nations, are wont to be emphatically commended to the teaching which experience offers in history. But what experience and history teach is this - that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. Each period is involved in such peculiar circumstances, exhibits a condition of things so strictly idiosyncratic, that its conduct must be regulated by considerations connected with itself, and itself alone. ~ georg-wilhelm-friedrich-hegel, @wisdomtrove
335:So let us decide whether you want a shelter, a safety zone, which will no longer yield conflict, whether you want to escape from the present conflict to enter a condition in which there shall be no conflict; or whether you are unaware, unconscious of this conflict in which you exist. If you are unconscious of the conflict, that is, the battle that is taking place between that self and the environment, if you are unconscious of that battle, then why do you seek further remedies? Remain unconscious. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
336:Taste, if it mean anything but a paltry connoisseurship, must mean a general susceptibility to truth and nobleness, a sense to discern, and a heart to love and reverence all beauty, order, goodness, wheresoever, or in whatsoever forms and accompaniments they are to be seen. This surely implies, as its chief condition, not any given external rank or situation, but a finely-gifted mind, purified into harmony with itself, into keenness and justness of vision; above all, kindled into love and generous admiration. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
337:The Shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge, and it therefore, as a rule, meets with considerable resistance. Indeed, self-knowledge as a psychotherapuetic measure frequently requires much painstaking work extending over a long period of time. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
338:The important thing is this: that, under such government recognition as we may give to that which is beneficent and wholesome in large business organizations, we shall be most vigilant never to allow them to crystallize into a condition which shall make private initiative difficult. It is of the utmost importance that in the future we shall keep the broad path of opportunity just as open and easy for our children as it was for our fathers during the period which has been the glory of America's industrial history. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
339:Universal Mind, cannot be conceived of as having sense organs or nerves whereby it might receive impressions of external objects or perceive changes in the condition of its body. There are no external objects to be sensed, no sense organs or nerves to sense them if they did exist, and no body to give rise to sensation of its change of condition. Therefore Spirit, or Universal Mind, cannot be thought of as manifesting or experiencing Sensation. This plane of mental activity belongs solely to the phenomenal world. ~ william-walker-atkinson, @wisdomtrove
340:Neither let mistakes and wrong directions - of which every man, in his studies and elsewhere, falls into many - discourage you. There is precious instruction to be got by finding that we are wrong. Let a man try faithfully, manfully to be right, he will grow daily more and more right. It is, at bottom, the condition which all men have to cultivate themselves. Our very walking is an incessant falling - a falling and a catching of ourselves before we come actually to the pavement! - it is emblematic of all things a man does. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
341:If we know that our own men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the enemy is not open to attack, we have gone only halfway towards victory. If we know that the enemy is open to attack, but are unaware that our own men are not in a condition to attack, we have gone only halfway towards victory. If we know that the enemy is open to attack, and also know that our men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the nature of the ground makes fighting impracticable, we have still gone only halfway towards victory. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
342:To square the records, however, it should be said that if the Calvinist does not rise as high, he usually stays up longer. He places more emphasis on the Holy Scriptures which never change, while his opposite number (as the newspapers say) tends to judge his spiritual condition by the state of his feelings, which change constantly. This may be the reason that so many Calvinistic churches remain orthodox for centuries, at least in doctrine, while many churches of the Arminian persuasion often go liberal in one generation. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
343:Music makes me forget myself, my true condition, it carries me off into another state of being, one that isn't my own: under the influence of music I have the illusion of feeling things I don't really feel, of understanding things I don't understand, being able to do things I'm not able to do... Can it really be allowable for anyone who feels like it to hypnotize another person, or many other persons, and then do what he likes with them? Particularly if the hypnotist is the first unscrupulous individual who happens to come along? ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
344:Incapacity to appreciate certain types of beauty may be the condition sine qua non for the appreciation of another kind; the greatest capacity both for enjoyment and creation is highly specialized and exclusive, and hence the greatest ages of art have often been strangely intolerant. The invectives of one school against another, perverse as they are philosophically, are artistically often signs of health, because they indicate a vital appreciation of certain kinds of beauty, a love of them that has grown into a jealous passion. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
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346:How many families, whose members have been dispersed and scattered far and wide, in the restless struggles of life, are then reunited, and meet once again in that happy state of companionship and mutual goodwill, which is a source of such pure and unalloyed delight; and one so incompatible with the cares and sorrows of the world, that the religious belief of the most civilized nations, and the rude traditions of the roughest savages, alike number it among the first joys of a future condition of existence, provided for the blessed and happy! ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
347:Music makes me forget my real situation. It transports me into a state which is not my own. Under the influence of music I really seem to feel what I do not feel, to understand what I do not understand, to have powers which I cannot have. Music seems to me to act like yawning or laughter; I have no desire to sleep, but I yawn when I see others yawn; with no reason to laugh, I laugh when I hear others laugh. And music transports me immediately into the condition of soul in which he who wrote the music found himself at that time. ~The Kreutzer Sonata ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
348:The very condition of having Friends is that we should want something else besides Friends. Where the truthful answer to the question "Do you see the same truth?" would be "I see nothing and I don't care about the truth; I only want a Friend," no Friendship can arise - though Affection of course may. There would be nothing for the Friendship to be about; and Friendship must be about something, even if it were only an enthusiasm for dominoes or white mice. Those who have nothing can share nothing; those who are going nowhere can have no fellow-travellers. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
349:I must perish in this deplorable folly. Thus, thus, and not otherwise, shall I be lost. I dread the events of the future, not in themselves, but in their results. I shudder at the thought of any, even the most trivial, incident, which may operate upon this intolerable agitation of soul. I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect-in terror. In this unnerved-in this pitiable condition-I feel that the period will sooner or later arrive when I must abandon life and reason together, in some struggle with the grim phantasm, FEAR. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
350:The yoga we practice is not for ourselves alone, but for the Divine; its aim is to work out the will of the Divine in the world, to effect a spiritual transformation and to bring down a divine nature and a divine life into the mental, vital and physical nature and life of humanity. Its object is not personal Mukti, although Mukti is a necessary condition of the yoga, but the liberation and transformation of the human being. It is not personal Ananda, but the bringing down of the divine Ananda - Christ's kingdom of heaven, our Satyayuga - upon the earth. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
351:I will say broadly that I have more confidence in the spiritual life of the children that I have received into this church than I have in the, spiritual condition of the adults thus received. I will even go further than that, and say that I have usually found a clearer knowledge of the gospel and a warmer love of Christ in the child-converts than in the man-converts. I will even astonish you still more by saying that I have sometimes met with a deeper spiritual experience in children of ten and twelve than I have in certain persons of fifty and sixty. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
352:Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted; it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
353:To become fully human means learning to turn my gratitude for being alive into some concrete common good. It means growing gentler toward human weakness. It means practicing forgiveness of my and everyone else's hourly failures to live up to divine standards. It means learning to forget myself on a regular basis in order to attend to the other selves in my vicinity. It means living so that "I'm only human" does not become an excuse for anything. It means receiving the human condition as blessing and not curse, in all its achingly frail and redemptive reality. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
354:It appears to general observation, that revolutions create genius and talents; but those events do no more than bring them forward. There is existing in man, a mass of sense lying in a dormant state, and which, unless something excites it to action, will descend with him, in that condition, to the grave. As it is to the advantage of society that the whole of its faculties should be employed, the construction of government ought to be such as to bring forward, by a quiet and regular operation, all that extent of capacity which never fails to appear in revolutions. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
355:It's only life. We all get through it. Not all of us complete the journey in the same condition. Along the way, some lose their legs or eyes in acidents or altercations, while others skate through the years with nothing worse to worry about than an occassional bad-hair day. I still possessed both legs and both eyes, and even my hair looked all right when I rose that Wednesday morning in late January. If I returned to bed sixteen hours later, having lost all my hair but nothing else, I would consider the day a triumph. Even minus a few teeth, I'd call it a triumph. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
356:If I am against the condition of the world it is not because I am a moralist, it is because I want to laugh more. I don't say that God is one grand laugh: I say that you've got to laugh hard before you can get anywhere near God. My whole aim in life is to get near to God, that is, to get nearer to myself. That's why it doesn't matter to me what road I take. But music is very important. Music is a tonic for the pineal gland. Music isn't Bach or Beethoven; music is the can opener of the soul. It makes you terribly quiet inside, makes you aware that there's a roof to your being. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
357:When we look about us, we wee scores of people suffering from an abnormal condition of the nervous system. This has been called the American Disease, because it is apparently more prevalent here than in other lands, although it is found wherever people worry. Worry and Fear are at the base of Nervousness, and when these two monsters are driven forth the patient makes rapid recovery. The trouble is that the patient suffering from Nervousness is generally in such a weakened condition that it is hard for him to make use of the forces within him which will enable him to get rid of the sources of his trouble. But it can be done. ~ william-walker-atkinson, @wisdomtrove
358:When the soul has descended into generation (from its first divine condition) she partakes of evil, and is carried a great way into a state the opposite of her first purity and integrity, to be entirely merged in which, is nothing more than to fall into a dark mire. ... The soul dies as much as it is possible for the soul to die: and the death to her is, while baptized or immersed in the present body, to descend into matter, and be wholly subjected by it; and after departing thence to lie there til it shall arise and turn its face away from the abhorrent filth. This is what is meant by falling asleep in Hades, of those who have come there. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
359:Spirit, or Universal Mind, cannot be conceived as having memory or as being dependent upon it. On the contrary, it must be conceived as having the infinite power, possibility, and capacity of Original Creation by ideation and imagination of Universal Mind. Dependence upon memory or past experience would condition and limit the Infinite and Absolute, which idea is contrary to reason. Moreover, if Creation were dependent upon past experience there would never have been original Creation. Creation must be conceived of as Eternally Original. Memory belongs to phenomenal created things; original creation by ideation and imagination belongs to Universal Mind alone, which is SPIRIT. ~ william-walker-atkinson, @wisdomtrove
360:The man who attempts to live for others is a dependent. He is a parasite in motive and makes parasites of those he serves. The relationship produces nothing but mutual corruption. It is impossible in concept. The nearest approach to it in reality - the man who lives to serve others - is the slave. If physical slavery is repulsive, how much more repulsive is the concept of servility of the spirit. The conquered slave has a vestige of honor. He has the merit of having resisted and of considering his condition evil. But the man who enslaves himself voluntarily in the name of love is the basest of creatures. He degrades the dignity of man, and he degrades the conception of love. But that is the essence of altruism ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
361:The foregoing circumstances, physical and moral, may give an idea of the causes which maintained the Arabs for ages in an unchanged condition. While their isolated position and their vast deserts protected them from conquest, their internal feuds, and their want of a common tie, political or religious, kept them from being formidable as conquerors. They were a vast aggregation of distinct parts ; full of individual vigor, but wanting coherent strength. Although their nomadic life rendered them hardy and active ; although the greater part of them were warriors from their infancy, yet their arms were only wielded against each other, excepting some of the frontier tribes, which occasionally engaged as mercenaries in external wars. While, therefore, the other nomadic races of Central Asia, possessing no greater ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
362:Manipulating or controlling others through the use of one's illness or suffering,for example,was-and remains-extremely effective for people who find they cannot be direct in their interactions,Who argues with someone who is in pain? And if pain is the only power a person has,health is not an attractive replacement. It was apparent to me that becoming healthy represented more than just getting over an illness. Health represented a complex progression into a state of personal empowerment in which one had to move from a condition of vulnerability to one of invincibility,from victim to victor,from silent bystander to aggressive defender of personal boundaries.Completing this race to the finish was a yeoman's task if ever there was one.Indeed,in opening the psyche and soul to the healing process,we had expanded the journey of wellness into one of personal transformation." ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
363:Manipulating or controlling others through the use of one's illness or suffering, for example, was-and remains-extremely effective for people who find they cannot be direct in their interactions, Who argues with someone who is in pain? And if pain is the only power a person has, health is not an attractive replacement. It was apparent to me that becoming healthy represented more than just getting over an illness. Health represented a complex progression into a state of personal empowerment in which one had to move from a condition of vulnerability to one of invincibility, from victim to victor, from silent bystander to aggressive defender of personal boundaries. Completing this race to the finish was a yeoman's task if ever there was one. Indeed, in opening the psyche and soul to the healing process, we had expanded the journey of wellness into one of personal transformation." ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
364:For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is I didn’t get enough sleep. The next one is I don’t have enough time. Whether true or not, that thought of not enough occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it. We spend most of the hours and the days of our lives hearing, explaining, complaining, or worrying about what we don’t have enough of. ... Before we even sit up in bed, before our feet touch the floor, we’re already inadequate, already behind, already losing, already lacking something. And by the time we go to bed at night, our minds are racing with a litany of what we didn’t get, or didn’t get done, that day. We go to sleep burdened by those thoughts and wake up to that reverie of lack. ... This internal condition of scarcity, this mind-set of scarcity, lives at the very heart of our jealousies, our greed, our prejudice, and our arguments with life. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
365:The capitalist and consumerist ethics are two sides of the same coin, a merger of two commandments. The supreme commandment of the rich is ‘Invest!’ The supreme commandment of the rest of us is ‘Buy!’ The capitalist–consumerist ethic is revolutionary in another respect. Most previous ethical systems presented people with a pretty tough deal. They were promised paradise, but only if they cultivated compassion and tolerance, overcame craving and anger, and restrained their selfish interests. This was too tough for most. The history of ethics is a sad tale of wonderful ideals that nobody can live up to. Most Christians did not imitate Christ, most Buddhists failed to follow Buddha, and most Confucians would have caused Confucius a temper tantrum. In contrast, most people today successfully live up to the capitalist–consumerist ideal. The new ethic promises paradise on condition that the rich remain greedy and spend their time making more money and that the masses give free reign to their cravings and passions and buy more and more. This is the first religion in history whose followers actually do what they are asked to do. How though do we know that we'll really get paradise in return? We've seen it on television. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
366:Let us, therefore, re-ascend to the good itself, which every soul desires; and in which it can alone find perfect repose. For if anyone shall become acquainted with this source of beauty he will then know what I say, and after what manner he is beautiful. Indeed, whatever is desirable is a kind of good, since to this desire tends. But they alone pursue true good, who rise to intelligible beauty, and so far only tend to good itself; as far as they lay aside the deformed vestments of matter, with which they become connected in their descent. Just as those who penetrate into the holy retreats of sacred mysteries, are first purified and then divest themselves of their garments, until someone by such a process, having dismissed everything foreign from the God, by himself alone, beholds the solitary principle of the universe, sincere, simple and pure, from which all things depend, and to whose transcendent perfections the eyes of all intelligent natures are directed, as the proper cause of being, life and intelligence. With what ardent love, with what strong desire will he who enjoys this transporting vision be inflamed while vehemently affecting to become one with this supreme beauty! For this it is ordained, that he who does not yet perceive him, yet desires him as good, but he who enjoys the vision is enraptured with his beauty, and is equally filled with admiration and delight. Hence, such a one is agitated with a salutary astonishment; is affected with the highest and truest love; derides vehement affections and inferior loves, and despises the beauty which he once approved. Such, too, is the condition of those who, on perceiving the forms of gods or daemons, no longer esteem the fairest of corporeal forms. What, then, must be the condition of that being, who beholds the beautiful itself? ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove

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1:A condition of war’ exists. ~ Jeff Shaara,
2:I'm a condition, not a man. ~ J D Salinger,
3:stable, but in critical condition. ~ E L James,
4:I'm human, It's a terminal condition ~ C D Reiss,
5:unreality is a condition of life. ~ Andrei Bitov,
6:Autism is a very serious condition. ~ George Osborne,
7:Greatness is a spiritual condition. ~ Matthew Arnold,
8:The human condition: lost in thought. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
9:The lie is a condition of life. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
10:the lie is a condition of life. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
11:There is no condition for forgiveness. ~ Paul Tillich,
12:Variety is the condition of harmony. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
13:Hope is necessary in every condition. ~ Samuel Johnson,
14:I was not alone in the human condition. ~ Lisa Wingate,
15:Self-acquainta nce is a rare condition. ~ Robert Henri,
16:Athletes that can't listen, can condition. ~ Chuck Daly,
17:Condition Your Team to Love the Struggle. ~ John Wooden,
18:The country is not in good condition. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
19:the human condition is a singularity, ~ Edward O Wilson,
20:War is the usual condition of Europe. ~ Peter Kropotkin,
21:Christmas is a condition of the heart. ~ Debbie Macomber,
22:Failure is not a permanent condition. ~ Angela Duckworth,
23:The human condition itself inspires me. ~ Nathan Parsons,
24:fate is the ultimate preexisting condition. ~ Mark Leyner,
25:Worthlessness is the default condition. ~ Jordan Peterson,
26:Surely joy is the condition of life. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
27:stupidity was an equal opportunity condition. ~ Mary Monroe,
28:Worthlessness is the default condition. ~ Jordan B Peterson,
29:In bed by herself: adorable condition. ~ Elizabeth von Arnim,
30:Love is the true condition of human life. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
31:The basic condition of human life is happiness. ~ Dalai Lama,
32:Liberty is the first condition of growth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
33:To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. ~ Robert Frost,
34:Cartoons are windows into the human condition. ~ Doug Marlette,
35:historic buildings had fallen into poor condition. ~ Anonymous,
36:The human condition: It was contagious, apparently. ~ Joe Hill,
37:There's no victory-condition for being human. ~ Bruce Sterling,
38:For Judaism, sin is a deed, not a condition. ~ Harold S Kushner,
39:The necessary condition for an image is sight. ~ Roland Barthes,
40:The Government's business is in sound condition. ~ Andrew Mellon,
41:Honesty prospers in every condition of life. ~ Friedrich Schiller,
42:Hope is what makes the human condition liveable ~ Arthur Kleinman,
43:I am primarily concerned with the condition of man. ~ Jack Levine,
44:Silence is the essential condition of happiness. ~ Heinrich Heine,
45:Solitude is a condition best enjoyed in company. ~ Eleanor Catton,
46:The highest condition takes rise in the lowest. ~ Publilius Syrus,
47:Any landscape is a condition of the spirit. ~ Henri Fr d ric Amiel,
48:Any landscape is a condition of the spirit. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
49:Being poor is a state of mind, not a condition. ~ Alphonso Jackson,
50:Celebrity is a corrosive condition for the soul. ~ Charlton Heston,
51:Freedom is the fundamental condition for any growth. ~ Erich Fromm,
52:Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition, ~ Edward Gibbon,
53:Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition. ~ Edward Gibbon,
54:The condition of being an actress can be unbearable. ~ Julie Delpy,
55:The first condition of immortality is death. ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec,
56:The highest condition of art is artlessness. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
57:Disdain is a natural condition of the mind in exile; ~ Stacy Schiff,
58:Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind. ~ Mary Baker Eddy,
59:The fundamental condition of man is his verticality. ~ Laura Fraser,
60:You don't know how to love without condition. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
61:You don’t know how to love without condition. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
62:Everyone needs help. That's the human condition. ~ Max Allan Collins,
63:Sympathy is the first condition of criticism. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
64:It is a condition which confronts us-not a theory. ~ Grover Cleveland,
65:Maybe kissing was part of the human condition. ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
66:Monopoly is the condition of every successful business. ~ Peter Thiel,
67:Privacy is a core condition of being a free person. ~ Glenn Greenwald,
68:To be a poet is a condition rather than a profession. ~ Robert Graves,
69:You are the knowing, not the condition that is known. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
70:Being paralyzed is a condition. Being angry is a choice, ~ Susan Wiggs,
71:Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. ~ Voltaire,
72:Life - a sexually transmitted terminal condition. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
73:more guilt, guilt, guilt. That's the Irish condition. ~ Adrian McKinty,
74:Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. ~ Octavio Paz,
75:The fundamental condition of childhood is powerlessness. ~ Jane Smiley,
76:Condition and guts take over where knowledge and skill end. ~ Ed Parker,
77:Memory isn't a theme; it's part of the human condition. ~ Hilary Mantel,
78:The first condition of happiness is a clear conscience. ~ David O McKay,
79:The present condition of fame is merely fashion. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
80:To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired. ~ George Santayana,
81:Every man has within himself the entire human condition. ~ David Shields,
82:Eviction is a cause, not just a condition, of poverty. ~ Matthew Desmond,
83:I get paid to do what I enjoy, not that common a condition. ~ Ian Hislop,
84:Man’s condition. Inconstancy, boredom, anxiety. (Page 1) ~ Blaise Pascal,
85:Sexuality is a remarkable aspect of the human condition. ~ Asa Don Brown,
86:All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music. ~ Walter Pater,
87:Branding is a profound manifestation of the human condition ~ Wally Olins,
88:Is listening to Pink Floyd in the dark a medical condition? ~ Jon Stewart,
89:It's not a job but a condition.
(Alan Garner on writing) ~ Alan Garner,
90:Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being ~ Plato,
91:La Solitude est un condition necessaire de la liberte. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
92:Why does the last event condition the quality of the past? ~ Waguih Ghali,
93:Boasting is the outward form of the inner condition of pride. ~ John Piper,
94:Contact with reality is not an all-or-nothing condition. ~ Alexander Lowen,
95:Creepy was a human condition, and not a bad one in his mind. ~ Evan Currie,
96:Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture. ~ Erich Fromm,
97:The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition. ~ Hannah Arendt,
98:The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience. ~ Dalai Lama,
99:When you got a condition, it's bad to forget your medicine. ~ Frank Miller,
100:Difference is not the opposite of harmony but its condition. ~ Regis Debray,
101:Every man carries the entire form of human condition. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
102:Every thought is a cause, and every condition is an effect. ~ Joseph Murphy,
103:That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing. ~ Pliny the Younger,
104:The stationary condition is the beginning of the end ~ Henri Fr d ric Amiel,
105:The stationary condition is the beginning of the end ~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
106:Where you are, whatever your condition is; Always try to be a lover. ~ Rumi,
107:fate has decreed that nothing maintains the same condition forever. ~ Seneca,
108:I disagree that our border is in devastating condition. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee,
109:Only a fairy tale calls a constant condition 'happiness'. ~ Jacob Burckhardt,
110:See clearly your condition, your very clarity will release you. ~ Roy Melvyn,
111:Suffering is the main condition of the artistic experience. ~ Samuel Beckett,
112:Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
113:Every man has within himself the entire human condition ~ Michel de Montaigne,
114:I have heard that whoever loves is in no condition old. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
115:Let movement go on, and the condition of rest will gradually arise. ~ Lao Tzu,
116:Let your condiments be in the condition of your senses. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
117:Love wants everything without condition, love has no law. ~ Pierre de Ronsard,
118:The challenge of the retail business is the human condition. ~ Howard Schultz,
119:Tolerance of ambiguity is a necessary condition for creativity. ~ Mario Livio,
120:Death is the condition of higher and more fruitful life. ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin,
121:Error is just as important a condition of life's progress as truth ~ Carl Jung,
122:Happiness is a condition of mind not a result of circumstances. ~ John Lubbock,
123:If bravery is a medical condition, everybody's misdiagnosed me. ~ Angie Thomas,
124:I hope my books make statements about our general condition. ~ William Golding,
125:On peut espérer en l’impossible à condition d’être imbécile. ~ R jean Ducharme,
126:Other times, the art becomes a condition—incredibly fitting. ~ Durga Chew Bose,
127:The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
128:The need to let suffering speak is a condition of all truth ~ Theodor W Adorno,
129:Can we love but on condition that the thing we love must die? ~ Robert Browning,
130:Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human. ~ Henri Nouwen,
131:Perfect surrender: the indispensable condition for identification. ~ The Mother,
132:Republicans are not a political party. It's a mental condition. ~ Jesse Ventura,
133:the ability to be alone is the condition for the ability to love. ~ Erich Fromm,
134:Familiarity can no longer be a necessary condition for trust. ~ Robert C Solomon,
135:Ignorance is a necessary condition for many excellent things. ~ Daniel C Dennett,
136:Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition. ~ James Baldwin,
137:Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition. ~ Jim Holt,
138:There’s no condition one adjusts to so quickly as a state of war. ~ Alice Sebold,
139:A condition of complete simplicity (Costing not less than everything) ~ T S Eliot,
140:Broke is a temporary condition, poor is a state of mind. ~ Richard Francis Burton,
141:But happiness is a condition of the mind, not of circumstances, ~ Debbie Macomber,
142:Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
143:Folk Music Has Always Contained a Concern for the Human Condition. ~ Mary Travers,
144:I think you can tell the human condition better through comedy. ~ Hector Elizondo,
145:Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a terrific match winner in any Condition ~ Sourav Ganguly,
146:Nonviolence, in its dynamic condition means conscious suffering. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
147:Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence. ~ George William Curtis,
148:The condition of our soul is usually the source of many sicknesses. ~ Suzy Kassem,
149:There is no condition one adjusts to so quickly as a state of war. ~ Alice Sebold,
150:Uselessness, she thought, was the permanent condition of parenthood. ~ Lisa Unger,
151:Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition. ~ Mercy Otis Warren,
152:Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one. ~ Voltaire,
153:Emancipation from error is the condition of real knowledge. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
154:Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition. ~ James A Baldwin,
155:You command a condition by having no negative attitudes toward it. ~ Vernon Howard,
156:Anger itself does more harm than the condition which aroused anger. ~ David O McKay,
157:A permanent state of transition is man's most noble condition. ~ Juan Ramon Jimenez,
158:At some point, loneliness becomes less a condition than a habit. ~ Jonathan Tropper,
159:But he died," I protested.
"It's a condition of living," she said. ~ Emily Henry,
160:Never test for an error condition you don't know how to handle. ~ Daniel Keys Moran,
161:Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition. ~ Alan Turing,
162:The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
163:Worried about a skin condition? Leap smartly into a bath of porridge. ~ Terry Wogan,
164:A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything) ~ T S Eliot,
165:Charity is not an act but a way of life, a condition of the heart. ~ Robert L Millet,
166:could indicate the cocky self-awareness of a male in prime condition. ~ Michel Faber,
167:Hey, maybe I should make that a condition of being the Mockingjay. ~ Suzanne Collins,
168:I like astronomy. It has a lot to tell us about the human condition. ~ Camille Pag n,
169:It is God's objective to make your condition line up with your position. ~ T D Jakes,
170:Nowhere and in no situation is the sage dissatisfied with his condition. ~ Confucius,
171:The boundary condition of the universe is that it has no boundary. ~ Stephen Hawking,
172:Whatever your condition, you can be happy if you have the right attitude. ~ Al Koran,
173:Everything in life is about sharing; it is part of the human condition ~ Paulo Coelho,
174:Good physical condition is protection. Our strength comes from our body. ~ Jane Fonda,
175:• Grace is a state or condition in which we stand (see Romans 5:2). ~ Brennan Manning,
176:Hip-hop is about the human condition; it's about people's lives. ~ Immortal Technique,
177:kindness seeks to give—without thought or condition of return. ~ Candace Cameron Bure,
178:[M]otherlessness caused one of the great thirsts of the human condition. ~ Pat Conroy,
179:we are only human, a condition of perpetual uncertainty and failure. ~ Craig Davidson,
180:Zero is the number of objects that satisfy a condition that is never ~ Henri Poincare,
181:A condition of complete simplicity / (Costing not less than everything)… ~ Dean Koontz,
182:By peace our condition has been improved in the pursuit of civilized life. ~ John Ross,
183:I’ll take you in any condition, but you may feel better after a shower. ~ Jessica Park,
184:On ne guérit d'une souffrance qu'à condition de l'éprouver pleinement. ~ Marcel Proust,
185:The best entertainment speaks to the human condition in an honest way. ~ Gregory Hines,
186:The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth. ~ Oscar Wilde,
187:Ecological differentiation is the necessary condition for coexistence. ~ Garrett Hardin,
188:Every thought is, therefore, a cause, and every condition is an effect. ~ Joseph Murphy,
189:Ignorance is not a capital crime. It is a correctable condition. ~ Laura Knight Jadczyk,
190:Immortality is the condition of a dead man who doesn't believe he is dead ~ H L Mencken,
191:I won't say I'm out of condition now - but I even puff going downstairs. ~ Dick Gregory,
192:Le doute n'est pas une condition agréable,
mais la certitude est absurde. ~ Voltaire,
193:Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness ~ Nhat Hanh,
194:Life isn’t a thing, it’s a condition; we switch it on and we switch it off. ~ Dan Wells,
195:Peace is the first condition, without which nothing else can be stable. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
196:Photography is a distributive act leading to a privileged condition. ~ Frederick Sommer,
197:power (volition of inanimate nouns): Some drugs will improve the condition. ~ Anonymous,
198:Space-ships and time machines are no escape from the human condition. ~ Arthur Koestler,
199:stuplime, a condition that arises when the stupid meets the sublime ~ Kenneth Goldsmith,
200:You need to look at inequality as a typical condition of modern society. ~ Rem Koolhaas,
201:An equal application of law to every condition of man is fundamental. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
202:Being insulted by your child and loving them anyway is the human condition. ~ Sarah Ruhl,
203:Each man contains the entire pattern of the human condition. There ~ Michel de Montaigne,
204:Immortality is the condition of a dead man who doesn’t believe he is dead. ~ H L Mencken,
205:Love is not a condition of the spirit but a sign of the zodiac. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
206:Love is not a condition of the spirit but a sign of the zodiac. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
207:Most celebrated men live in a condition of prostitution. ~ Charles Augustin Sainte Beuve,
208:The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
209:The infinite variety of the human condition precludes arbitrary definition. ~ Ian McEwan,
210:Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
211:I think silence is the condition you accept as the judgment on your crimes. ~ Don DeLillo,
212:Perhaps depression is a perfectly natural reaction to the human condition. ~ Dov Davidoff,
213:the world of men harbours a morbid condition of overfondness for themselves ~ Jean Sasson,
214:Your conflicts reflect subminds in dispute. Such is the human condition ~ Gregory Benford,
215:An information bureau of the human condition, Theodor Adorno called Kafka. ~ David Markson,
216:Don Quixote was for Bonhoeffer an important picture of the human condition. ~ Eric Metaxas,
217:It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. ~ Laini Taylor,
218:Preserving the serious health condition is usually painful. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
219:'Savage' describes a cultural condition, not a degree of intelligence. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
220:She sounded as though love were an unfortunate but unavoidable condition. ~ Diana Gabaldon,
221:The condition of women in a nation is the real measure of its progress. ~ Ng g wa Thiong o,
222:We like to believe that, in our lifetime, the human condition is improving. ~ Nick Clooney,
223:Why would you design something if it didn't improve the human condition? ~ Niels Diffrient,
224:Yasser Arafat remains in stable condition after dying in a Paris hospital. ~ James Taranto,
225:Knowledge was never my problem. Ignorance is the condition I struggle with. ~ Stuart Turton,
226:Our intelligence is only a special instance of a general condition. ~ Stephen Harrod Buhner,
227:Peace is the altar of God, the condition in which happiness exists. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
228:Satisfaction does not depend on outer circumstances but on an inner condition. ~ The Mother,
229:The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
230:The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition. ~ Albert Camus,
231:The human condition is imperfection. And that's how it's supposed to be. ~ Katherine Center,
232:There's a fine line between a superpower and a chronic medical condition. ~ Austin Grossman,
233:To acknowledge God is to fully accept the sorrow of the human condition. ~ Douglas Coupland,
234:To walk with nature as a poet is the necessary condition of a perfect artist. ~ Thomas Cole,
235:Foolishness is the human condition, and exactly what God handles best. ~ Curtiss Ann Matlock,
236:I do recall that El Cap seemed to be in much better condition than I was. ~ Warren G Harding,
237:It's the basic condition of life to be required to violate our own identity. ~ Philip K Dick,
238:Love, it seems to me, is the condition in which one is most contentedly oneself. ~ Tony Judt,
239:No condition is so distressing that a balanced mind cannot find some comfort in it. ~ Seneca,
240:One cannot make architecture without studying the condition of life in the city ~ Aldo Rossi,
241:The alleviation of the condition of insanity has also been accomplished now. ~ L Ron Hubbard,
242:The one condition for spiritual progress is that we remain sincere and humble. ~ John Calvin,
243:what is genuine emotion and what is business strategy. The modern condition. ~ Steven Kotler,
244:...but everyone tries; trying is the human condition. All anyone can do is ask. ~ Jill Lepore,
245:Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor. ~ Arnold J Toynbee,
246:God's love does not depend on the current spiritual condition of those He loves. ~ Max Anders,
247:Happiness ceases to be a normal condition of being alive, and becomes a goal. ~ Jean Liedloff,
248:I am willing to release the pattern within me that is creating this condition. ~ Louise L Hay,
249:Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
250:Love, it seems to me, is that condition in which one is most contentedly oneself. ~ Tony Judt,
251:Maybe he’s suffering from a psychotic condition? Bipolar disorder? Depression?” My ~ R S Grey,
252:One certainty we all accept is the condition of being uncertain and insecure. ~ Doris Lessing,
253:Order is a necessary condition for anything the human mind is to understand. ~ Rudolf Arnheim,
254:Prosperity is more than an economic condition; it is a state of mind. ~ Frederick Lewis Allen,
255:The aim of education is the condition of suspended judgment on everything. ~ George Santayana,
256:The condition for obtaining God's full blessing is absolute surrender to Him. ~ Andrew Murray,
257:The condition of man . . . is a condition of war of everyone against everyone ~ Thomas Hobbes,
258:We think of first love as sweet and valuable, a blessed if hazardous condition. ~ Roger Ebert,
259:Freedom is a condition of mind, and the best way to secure it is to breed it. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
260:Paradoxically, the ability to be alone is the condition for the ability to love. ~ Erich Fromm,
261:Si la sincérité, en elle-même, n'est rien, elle est la condition de tout. ~ Michel Houellebecq,
262:The condition which high friendship demands is ability to do without it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
263:The feeling of emptiness is a pre-existing condition. Jargon forces intimacy. ~ Rae Armantrout,
264:The junkie can never start to cure himself until he recognizes his true condition. ~ Malcolm X,
265:I am a big man, but I've allowed my condition to deteriorate by being overweight. ~ Colin Baker,
266:I believe that the most important condition for faith is sensitivity to beauty. ~ Martin Walser,
267:It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. ~ Philip K Dick,
268:I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
269:No condition outside ourselves can create a rut or trap us in it. It's impossible. ~ Guy Finley,
270:We must treat arrest as the normal condition of the life of a non-co-operator. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
271:Work is the inevitable condition of human life, the true source of human welfare. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
272:You are in a pitiable condition if you have to conceal what you wish to tell. ~ Publilius Syrus,
273:You have to fight for your life. That's the chief condition on which you hold it. ~ Saul Bellow,
274:Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation. ~ Mustafa Kemal Atat rk,
275:Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation. ~ Mustafa Kemal Ataturk,
276:If you learn to condition yourself you can change anything you want in your life. ~ Tony Robbins,
277:I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
278:Nonviolent nationalism is a necessary condition of corporate or civilized life. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
279:Samadhi is the absorption of God. There's no sense of time, place or condition. ~ Frederick Lenz,
280:[T]o remain in a continually exalted moral condition is not human nature. ~ Voltairine de Cleyre,
281:We are not making a capital investment into GM as the first element or condition. ~ Carlos Ghosn,
282:You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru,
283:Closure is a greasy little word which, moreover, describes a nonexistent condition. ~ Thomas King,
284:Improving the human condition takes little effort; destroying it takes maximum force. ~ T F Hodge,
285:Quick now, here, now, always, as if we are in a condition of complete simplicity... ~ Dean Koontz,
286:the biological mind is the essence and the very meaning of the human condition. ~ Edward O Wilson,
287:The free development of each is the condition for the free development of all. ~ Friedrich Engels,
288:The societal division of labor obtains the dignity of an ontological condition. ~ Herbert Marcuse,
289:Total surveillance is increasingly the general condition of society as a whole. ~ Michel Foucault,
290:We’re all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young. ~ Jonah Goldberg,
291:A good song deals with the human condition, and the truth of the human condition. ~ Emmylou Harris,
292:And he couldn't kill me because I was himself under a slightly different condition. ~ Ray Bradbury,
293:Great leaders motivate large groups of individuals to improve the human condition. ~ John P Kotter,
294:I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition. ~ Maya Angelou,
295:No matter how much we scorn it, kitsch is an integral part of the human condition. ~ Milan Kundera,
296:The human condition means that we can zone out and forget what the hell we're doing. ~ Bill Murray,
297:The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervenor. ~ Bill O Brien,
298:About to be hanged is my status quo, not a condition that requires your repair. ~ Christopher Moore,
299:All photographs aspire to the condition of being memorable - that is, unforgettable. ~ Susan Sontag,
300:Greatness is a spiritual condition, worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration. ~ Jonathan Eig,
301:Never tell a lie: absolute condition for safety on the path
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
302:The one condition for fighting for peace and liberty is to acquire self-restraint. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
303:Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man’s survival. —Carlos P. Romulo ~ Michael J Tougias,
304:Condition, circumstance, is not the thing; Bliss is the same in subject or in king. ~ Alexander Pope,
305:Every organ, gland and cell in the body is affected by the condition of the colon. ~ Norman W Walker,
306:Liberation from superstition is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for science. ~ Carl Sagan,
307:Not woman, but the condition of woman, has always been a doorway of evil. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
308:Sri Aurobindo is always present. Be sincere and faithful, this is the first condition. * ~ Anonymous,
309:That the righteousness of Christ is the alone proper condition of the Covenant of grace. ~ Anonymous,
310:The condition of your birth doesn't determine the outcome of your life. This is America. ~ Paul Ryan,
311:The future condition of the conquered power depends on the will of the conquerer. ~ Thaddeus Stevens,
312:We don't care about assigning blame for the human condition, we just want to cure it. ~ Isaac Marion,
313:Advancement—improvement in condition—is the order of things in a society of equals. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
314:. . . among all grammars meeting this condition (of adequacy), we select the simplest. ~ Noam Chomsky,
315:Be funny on a golf course? Do I kid my best friend's mother about her heart condition? ~ Phil Silvers,
316:Despair is a spiritual condition. It’s the belief that tomorrow will be just like today. ~ Bren Brown,
317:Isn't it the mind that translates the outer condition into happiness and suffering? ~ Matthieu Ricard,
318:Life is a condition filled with ups and downs. There will be always 'if', in a life. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
319:Man does not understand nor accept immortality except on condition of self-remembrance. ~ Victor Hugo,
320:O visionary world, condition strange, Where naught abiding is but only change. ~ James Russell Lowell,
321:So you see, old age is really not so bad. May you come to know the condition! ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
322:The courage of the truth is the first condition of philosophic study. ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
323:The human race is in the best condition when it has the greatest degree of liberty. ~ Dante Alighieri,
324:What you might see as depravity is, to me, just another aspect of the human condition. ~ Asia Argento,
325:contemplating the incidents in their lives or condition which tradition has handed down to us, ~ Homer,
326:Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies. ~ Alexander Pope,
327:I came to love silence, because it's so rare, and it's now my favorite aural condition. ~ Mike Nichols,
328:Pain and disease awaken us to convictions which are necessary to our moral condition. ~ Samuel Johnson,
329:Thanks to President Obama, being a woman will no longer be a pre-existing condition! ~ Cecile Richards,
330:The first condition of nonviolence is justice all round, in every department of life. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
331:The first object of human association [is] the full improvement of their condition. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
332:The personal appropriation of cliches is a condition for the spread of cultural tourism. ~ Serge Daney,
333:We're all dying. That's what defines the condition of living."
-Winston S. Churchill ~ Robert Lacey,
334:Wilderness is a temporary condition through which we are passing to the Promised Land. ~ Cotton Mather,
335:Codependency is a condition wherein one has no inner life. Happiness is on the outside. ~ John Bradshaw,
336:Compassion to all creatures is the condition of sainthood. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II, Swaraj,
337:condition of the coal mines. A squad of Peacekeepers checking for returning refugees. ~ Suzanne Collins,
338:Just because your doctor has a name for your condition, doesn't mean he knows what it is. ~ Franz Kafka,
339:One has to make a decision when a condition is likely to degenerate if nothing is done. ~ Peter Drucker,
340:Since the 1960s, exile for Haitians is a condition that ends only to begin again. ~ Madison Smartt Bell,
341:The Igbo culture says no condition is permanent. There is constant change in the world. ~ Chinua Achebe,
342:the natural condition of the human ego: that it is empty, painful, busy and fragile. ~ Timothy J Keller,
343:This being the condition itself: the relentless need to escape a moment that never ends. ~ Adam Haslett,
344:To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career. ~ George Santayana,
345:XP always keeps the system in deployable condition. Problems are not allowed to accumulate. ~ Kent Beck,
346:A fighter can condition his body to go hard certain rounds, then to coast certain rounds. ~ Muhammad Ali,
347:He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool. ~ Albert Camus,
348:I think it is a quest of literature throughout the ages to describe the human condition. ~ Werner Herzog,
349:It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray,
350:May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
351:Our living condition is how much we actually experience of that which is freely available. ~ Mike Bickle,
352:...passionate love, executed in short bursts, is the natural condition of the young. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
353:Pay attention to the condition of your mind and keep it free, peaceful, and full of faith. ~ Joyce Meyer,
354:Peace is a necessary condition of spirituality, no less than an inevitable result of it. ~ Aldous Huxley,
355:Response-ability is the ABILITY to choose our response to any circumstance or condition. ~ Stephen Covey,
356:"The dissolution of the persona is, therefore, an indispensable condition of individuation." ~ Carl Jung,
357:The neurological condition of echopraxia is to autonomy as blindsight is to consciousness. ~ Peter Watts,
358:The worst thing someone gets is isolated. Isolation is the darkest part of any condition. ~ Annie Lennox,
359:To feel forever inadequate: Is this simply the universal condition of being a father? ~ Leah Hager Cohen,
360:Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. ~ Marilyn vos Savant,
361:Color is nothing, anywhere. Civilized condition differences men, all over the globe. ~ Alexander Crummell,
362:freedom is the first condition of growth. What you do not make free, will never grow. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
363:He made me think of home—perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition. ~ James Baldwin,
364:If you advise someone on the condition that they have to accept it, then you are an oppressor. ~ Ibn Hazm,
365:I think Shakespeare had a lot to contribute with his understanding of the human condition. ~ Sharon Gless,
366:Man as Atman is really free; as man he is bound, changed by every physical condition. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
367:One cannot alter a condition with the same mind set that created it in the first place. ~ Albert Einstein,
368:Shit is the tofu of cursing and can be molded to whichever condition the speaker desires. ~ David Sedaris,
369:There is no condition so severe that you cannot reverse it by choosing different thoughts. ~ Esther Hicks,
370:The tendency to throw drugs at every medical condition is the problem with medicine today. ~ Joel Fuhrman,
371:To know when one's self is interested, is the first condition of interesting other people. ~ Walter Pater,
372:We need metaphors of magic and monsters in order to understand the human condition. ~ Stephen R Donaldson,
373:Abstraction is the condition of the science of metaphysics, but in no way is its content. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
374:A condition which of declension would indicate a devil, may of growth indicate a saint. ~ George MacDonald,
375:An eternal truth of the human condition was that no one ever thought they were evil. ~ Matthew FitzSimmons,
376:Anything that reflects the human condition back on humans in the entertainment medium is art. ~ Tucker Max,
377:But most good writers are Don Quixote at heart, and unreasonableness is often a condition of art. ~ Ha Jin,
378:Individual learning is a necessary but insufficient condition for organizational learning. ~ Chris Argyris,
379:I want to make films about the human condition, what we're doing to the world or ourselves. ~ Ridley Scott,
380:Life is never guaranteed to be safe, so we better use it while we are still in good condition. ~ Ai Weiwei,
381:People are not born hating each other and wishing to cause harm. It is a learned condition. ~ Desmond Tutu,
382:The human condition is an evolving technological puzzle. Solving one problem creates new ones. ~ Anonymous,
383:The longer people receive economic assistance, the worse their social condition and behavior. ~ James Cook,
384:The most important issue of the 21st century will be the condition of the global environment. ~ Ian McHarg,
385:The worst condition of humans is when they lose knowledge and control of themselves. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
386:To be the equal of one's opponent-this is the first condition of an honourable duel. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
387:unhappy condition of men who endured the weight, without sharing the benefits, of society. ~ Edward Gibbon,
388:Accept yourself, your physical condition and your fate as they are at the present moment. ~ Morrie Schwartz,
389:Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of a human being in the twentieth century. ~ Salman Rushdie,
390:In my opinion, there's no condition in life that can't be ameliorated by a dose of junk food. ~ Sue Grafton,
391:Literature is the effort of man to indemnify himself for the wrongs of his condition. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
392:most people care more about their appearance than they do about the condition of their souls. ~ Dean Koontz,
393:Order is simply a thin, perilous condition we try to impose on the basic reality of chaos. ~ William Gaddis,
394:Peace ... is a morbid condition, due to a surplus of civilians, which war seeks to remedy. ~ Cyril Connolly,
395:Perfection itself is not the ultimate goal
but the ultimate condition of life. ~ Eric Micha el Leventhal,
396:Science fiction is about using speculative scenarios as a lens to examine the human condition. ~ Ted Chiang,
397:the human condition can be summed up in just one word, and this is the word: Embarrassment. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
398:The very acceptance of the limited means of the human condition makes for endless creativity. ~ Mark Vernon,
399:The world is in the condition that it's in because the world is full of sleepwalkers. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
400:When marriage is what it ought to be, it is indeed the very happiest condition of existence. ~ Fanny Kemble,
401:Condition White, one of the four Cooper Color Codes describing levels of situational awareness ~ Dean Koontz,
402:Is the human condition not defined by an endless struggle to control the ego's subterfuges? ~ Romeo Dallaire,
403:Is the human condition not defined by an endless struggle to control the ego's subterfuges? ~ Rom o Dallaire,
404:Poor is a state of mind you never grow out of, but being broke is just a temporary condition. ~ Dick Gregory,
405:Soul mate" isn't a pre-existing condition. It's an earned title. They're made over time. ~ Pamela Druckerman,
406:The condition of my skin changes often, depending on the season or if I'm traveling a lot. ~ Joanne Froggatt,
407:The condition of truth is to allow suffering to speak - that gives it an existential emphasis. ~ Cornel West,
408:To admit ignorance is the highest knowledge. It is the necessary condition for all learning. ~ Tom Spanbauer,
409:And we are all surrounded by that skin, and he’s trying to show us some beauty in this condition. ~ Ken Kesey,
410:I don't believe in luck; it's just dedication to the technique plus good physical condition. ~ Rickson Gracie,
411:It's a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what. ~ Hugh Laurie,
412:Juliana was momentarily at a loss for words, a strange condition for her. It didn’t last long. ~ Cindy Anstey,
413:Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. ~ Max De Pree,
414:Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
415:Poverty is not a sin; it is a condition, a circumstance that allows God's work to be displayed. ~ Katie Davis,
416:The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work. ~ John Ruskin,
417:The most effectual process is that of improving the condition of man by means of his interest. ~ Thomas Paine,
418:The name of my condition is Cartilage Hair Syndrome Hypoplasia, but you can just call me Billy. ~ Billy Barty,
419:This human condition and people's stories. That's what I love. The other thing is traveling. ~ Fisher Stevens,
420:Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself. ~ William Ellery Channing,
421:Worship: Where God isn't moved by the quality of our voice but by the condition of our hearts. ~ Chris Tomlin,
422:You're f'd up, mister, but you're cool.
I believe that's what they call the human condition ~ Neil Gaiman,
423:Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
424:Art is always about overcoming obstacles between the inner condition and the skill for expression. ~ Ai Weiwei,
425:Coming out of indecisiveness and being determined is the pre condition for being called young. ~ Narendra Modi,
426:I have had cardiomyopathy, which is a non-coronary condition and is in no way related to diet. ~ Robert Atkins,
427:It seems that fiction no longer produces work that makes one feel the human condition deeply. ~ Vivian Gornick,
428:Love’ is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
429:Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
430:The first condition of human goodness is something to love; the second, something to reverence. ~ George Eliot,
431:War gives the right to the conquerors to impose any condition they please upon the vanquished. ~ Julius Caesar,
432:As a man thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his mind, body, and circumstances. ~ Joseph Murphy,
433:Becoming a vampire is easy,” he said calmly. “Living with the condition, that is the hard part. ~ Katie Salidas,
434:by one thought—the vanity of finite existence, the priceless value of the one condition of ~ Henry Steel Olcott,
435:Feeding the family trumps conviction every time, Mary though, a basic law of the human condition. ~ Karen Essex,
436:God is a fiction invented by people so they do not have to face the reality of their condition. ~ Michel Onfray,
437:Incurably religious, that is the best way to describe the mental condition of so many people. ~ Thomas A Edison,
438:I think that winning the battle in Hollywood is a necessary condition to winning the culture war. ~ Jason Jones,
439:LEFT LEFT LEFT a wife and SEVenteen children in STARVing condition with NOTHing but gingerbread ~ Henry Kuttner,
440:Man is born to seek power, yet his actual condition makes him a slave to the power of others. ~ Hans Morgenthau,
441:Most never know the condition exists, because the single kidney grows large enough to accommodate ~ Jan Ellison,
442:Our own peculiar human condition is that we are as fit to be laughed at as able to laugh. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
443:Renunciation of desires: the essential condition for realisation.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, [T2],
444:Shyness is a condition foreign to the heart - a category, a dimension which leads to loneliness. ~ Pablo Neruda,
445:Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
446:The shuffle only demonstrated people's fatuous belief in a political cure for a human condition. ~ Brian Aldiss,
447:You’re fucked up, mister. But you’re cool.” “I believe that’s what they call the human condition, ~ Neil Gaiman,
448:You, sir, are a romantic, and I'm afraid the condition is incurable.

-Eponymous Clent ~ Frances Hardinge,
449:Death then, being the way and condition of life, we cannot love to live if we cannot bear to die. ~ William Penn,
450:I barely noticed loneliness anymore; it was my normal condition, by necessity if not by nature. ~ Rachel Hartman,
451:Living had got to be such a habit with him that he couldn’t conceive of any other condition. ~ Flannery O Connor,
452:Music is only a means to an end - it is not the end. The concern is with the condition of man ~ Abdullah Ibrahim,
453:National education to be truly national must reflect the national condition for the time being. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
454:No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world. ~ Aristotle,
455:To LOVE without condition, to SMILE without reason, and to SERVE without end... THIS is achievement ~ Neil Patel,
456:Vulnerability in the face of constant change is what we share, whatever our present condition. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
457:Every man is an infinitely repelling orb, and holds his individual being on that condition. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
458:I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition. ~ Bill Gates,
459:I’m filled with a desire for clarity and meaning within a world and condition that offers neither. ~ Albert Camus,
460:I'm sure I never used to be so sensitive. I think it is due to this nervous condition. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
461:In the States of New England, from the first, the condition of the poor was provided for; ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
462:The highest virtue is to act without a sense of self.The highest kindness is to give without condition. ~ Lao Tzu,
463:Whatever is received into something is received according to the condition of the receiver ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
464:During misfortunes, nothing aggravates our condition more, than to be esteemed deserving of them. ~ Norm MacDonald,
465:Everyone's condition is different, and the way that each person lives his or her life is different. ~ Shirin Ebadi,
466:Fear of failure is a far worse condition than failure itself, because it kills off possibilities. ~ Michael Eisner,
467:Finding understanding of the human condition is what rehabilitates and transforms the human race ~ Jeremy Griffith,
468:Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness, - an open and noble temper. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
469:If dual torment is to be my one condition,
both of loving and being loved I would quit. ~ Juana In s de la Cruz,
470:I laid great stress upon prayer as an indispensable condition of promoting the revival. ~ Charles Grandison Finney,
471:It's terrible to know that no matter how you try to help your child, his condition will worsen. ~ Emily Susan Rapp,
472:Male guilt avoidance syndrome,' explained my father. 'It's a recognised medical condition by 2054. ~ Jasper Fforde,
473:Mortification of the flesh has been held all the world over as a condition of spiritual progress. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
474:Successful cooperation in or by formal organizations is the abnormal, not the normal, condition. ~ Chester Barnard,
475:The good Lord send out a spirit of mortification to cure our distempers, or we are in a sad condition! ~ John Owen,
476:The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
477:The test of political institutions is the condition of the country whose future they regulate. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
478:War is the usual condition of Europe. A thirty years' supply of causes of war is always on hand. ~ Peter Kropotkin,
479:Your age is the sum total of your physical condition, the condition of your mind, and how you feel. ~ Jack LaLanne,
480:You've got to keep yourself in prime physical condition, because fatigue makes cowards of us all. ~ Vince Lombardi,
481:All beings exist ultimately in a condition of inner enlightenment. Enlightenment is in all things. ~ Frederick Lenz,
482:America in that agitated time; not merely a nation, but something like a continental nervous condition. ~ Ivan Doig,
483:Bavaria made the adoption of the Beer Purity Law a condition of its joining the new German Empire. ~ Neil MacGregor,
484:Everything can be explained to the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand. ~ Frantz Fanon,
485:I ma trying to feel more well adjusted than I really am, which is, I guess, the human condition. ~ Douglas Coupland,
486:In God becoming human in Jesus Christ, God has established solidarity with the human condition. ~ William A Dembski,
487:I want the public to know the truth, not every condition affecting the heart comes from a blockage. ~ Robert Atkins,
488:Love’ is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” Ben ~ Robert A Heinlein,
489:Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone. ~ Octavio Paz,
490:Taigen Dan Leighton has lovingly illumined still another dimension of the human condition. ~ John Daishin Buksbazen,
491:There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is seeing something that isn’t there. THOMAS HARDY ~ Erin Kelly,
492:The true end of Art is not to imitate a fixed material condition, but to represent a living motion. ~ George Inness,
493:War and sex are what I call the two abysmal - by that I mean deep - parts of the human condition. ~ George Friedman,
494:Air superiority is a condition for all operations, at sea, in land, and in the air. ~ Arthur Tedder 1st Baron Tedder,
495:As far as I am concerned, poetry is a statement concerning the human condition, composed in verse. ~ N Scott Momaday,
496:If there's the right condition, I always want to express the concept or ideas in a very independent way. ~ Ai Weiwei,
497:It was possible that he was making some progress in his mental health condition by seeing me. ~ Holly Goldberg Sloan,
498:Man is born barbarous--he is ransomed from the condition of beasts only by being cultivated. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine,
499:My native tense is future conditional, a low simmer of unspecified worry being the usual condition. ~ Michael Pollan,
500:Silence over Europe’s recent past was the necessary condition for the construction of a European future. ~ Tony Judt,
501:The condition of photographing is maybe the condition of being on the brink of conversion to anything. ~ Diane Arbus,
502:The human condition today is better than it's ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that. ~ Tom Clancy,
503:There is a reason the word belonging has a synonym for want at its center; it is the human condition. ~ Jodi Picoult,
504:The ultimate condition of production is therefore the reproduction of the conditions of production ~ Louis Althusser,
505:Time is a convention of movement, not a condition of existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad, The Isha Upanishad,
506:Two white men in two days had their hands around her. Was this a condition of her freedom? Caesar ~ Colson Whitehead,
507:Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing. ~ Aristotle,
508:[70] If our condition were truly happy we should not need to divert ourselves from thinking about it. ~ Blaise Pascal,
509:chaos is the condition between order and disorder, the transition between one system and another. ~ Christopher Moore,
510:God does not discipline us to subdue us, but to condition us for a life of usefulness and blessedness. ~ Billy Graham,
511:I agree with God’s Word; I disagree with any condition, situation or circumstance contrary to that Word. ~ T B Joshua,
512:If our condition were truly happy we should not need to divert ourselves from thinking about it. (12) ~ Blaise Pascal,
513:I have four strikes against me. I'm black, I'm short, I'm intelligent, and I have a medical condition. ~ Gary Coleman,
514:I have this condition I call impromptu senility. I can’t remember a damn thing when I don’t want to. ~ Laurann Dohner,
515:I thought if I could create a convincing cat I could say and do anything I wanted on the human condition. ~ Jim Davis,
516:Your body has enough weight for you to be in perfect condition just working against yourself. ~ Jean Claude Van Damme,
517:You've got to keep yourself in prime physical condition, because fatigue makes cowards of us all. ~ Vince Lombardi Jr,
518:You've got to say yes to this miracle of life as it is, not on condition that it follow your rules. ~ Joseph Campbell,
519:I am in a very unsettled condition, as the oyster said when they poured melted butter all over his back. ~ Edward Lear,
520:In a way the better the master;the worse the condition of slave,because it makes him forget what he is. ~ Amitav Ghosh,
521:I suffered from severe depression for over a decade. My condition deteriorated steadily. I was suicidal. ~ Byron Katie,
522:I suffer from a unique genetic condition. It's called Dumbass Syndrome and, unfortunately, there's no cure. ~ Ava Gray,
523:Joy is a condition that is experienced, but it is more than a feeling; it is, primarily, a state of mind. ~ J I Packer,
524:No boundary condition: The idea that the universe is finite but has no boundary (in imaginary time). ~ Stephen Hawking,
525:Scientific reality is the modern human condition, and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work. ~ Thom Mayne,
526:Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone. ~ Jill Santopolo,
527:the best existential analysis of the human condition leads directly into the problems of God and faith ~ Ernest Becker,
528:The condition of freedom is the search for truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings, The Revival of Indian Art,
529:The measure of our success will be the condition on which we leave the world for the next generation. ~ Robert Redford,
530:This road will be new because you will see a given emotion as a choice rather than a condition of life. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
531:Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by, and is necessary for, civilization. ~ Arthur Keith,
532:We believe that an individual must endeavor to assume the universalism inherent in the human condition. ~ Frantz Fanon,
533:We can do nothing without the body, let us always take care that it is in the best condition to sustain us. ~ Socrates,
534:What I want any genre to do, what I want any work of art to do, is to illuminate the human condition. ~ Nicholas Meyer,
535:When you think of the condition the world is in now you sometimes wish that Noah had missed the boat. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
536:As the mind expects, so will the eye perceive. This is the human condition. This is the conjurer’s friend. ~ Rod Duncan,
537:Condition de l'homme: inconstance, ennui, inquie tude. Man's condition. Inconstancy, boredom, anxiety. ~ Blaise Pascal,
538:Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
539:It’s part of the human condition, Reynolds.  We feel responsible and guilt for much of which we’re not. ~ Jill Paterson,
540:Quick now, here, now, always--
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything) ~ T S Eliot,
541:Thank the Gods Below for paranoia. I classified it as a survival skill rather than a neurotic condition. ~ Kevin Hearne,
542:The progress of society is mainly the improvement in the condition of the workingmen of the world. ~ Rutherford B Hayes,
543:When weak or injured always continue training as you should always be able to adapt in any condition. ~ Masaaki Hatsumi,
544:You can be sure that your deepest desires reveal important truths about your spiritual condition. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
545:Cultural constraints condition and limit our choices, shaping our characters with their imperatives. ~ Jeane Kirkpatrick,
546:Every thought is a cause & every condition is an effect. Change your thoughts & you change your destiny. ~ Joseph Murphy,
547:If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy. ~ Blaise Pascal,
548:It seems to be part of the human condition to need someone you can look down on. I still don't get that one. ~ Janis Ian,
549:Of course I can do this. I'm pregnant, not brain-damaged. My condition doesn't change my personality. ~ Christine Feehan,
550:Tell me why you should be in search of a goal? Why are you not content with the present condition? ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
551:To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru,
552:Tranqility is a certain quality of mind, which no condition or fortune can either exalt or depress. ~ Seneca the Younger,
553:When weak or injured always continue training as you should always be able to adapt in any condition. ~ Masaaki Hatsumi,
554:Angst is not the human condition, it’s the purgatory between what we have and what we want but can’t get. ~ Miguel Syjuco,
555:As a person thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his or her mind, body, and circumstances. ~ Joseph Murphy,
556:By slow, thoughtful watching, you can gain much, as against working up a wild, panicky condition. ~ Ernest Vincent Wright,
557:Can any one find in what condition his body will be, I do not say a year hence, but this evening? ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
558:Finding that the middle condition of life is by far the happiest, I look with little favor upon that of princes. ~ Pindar,
559:If all art aspires to the condition of music, all the sciences aspire to the condition of mathematics. ~ George Santayana,
560:I'm the age I am, but my skin is in pretty good condition because I've been consistent with my skincare. ~ Cate Blanchett,
561:Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. ~ Janet Fitch,
562:Such then is the human condition, that to wish greatness for one's country is to wish harm to one's neighbors. ~ Voltaire,
563:The Fall is an offense to human reason, but once accepted, it makes perfect sense of the human condition. ~ Blaise Pascal,
564:The lower is for us the first condition of the higher. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Knowledge and the Ignorance,
565:The necessary condition for the existence of peace and joy is the awareness that peace and joy are available. ~ Nhat Hanh,
566:The self-awareness of independence is seen by many as the fundamental reality of the human condition: ~ Stephen E Flowers,
567:we slept, if one might call such a condition by so strong a name—for it was a sleep set with a hair-trigger. ~ Mark Twain,
568:When God brings deep conviction and I agree with Him about my condition, God restores my confidence in Him. ~ Johnny Hunt,
569:Action without ambition and egoistic calculation is the condition of peace and felicity—both inner and outer. ~ The Mother,
570:A work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line. ~ Joseph Conrad,
571:A writer or any suffering artist-to-be is just an instrument too finely set to the human condition [...] ~ Gary Shteyngart,
572:Desert being the essential condition of praise, there can be no reality in the one without the other. ~ Washington Allston,
573:Entropy is the normal state of consciousness - a condition that is neither useful nor enjoyable. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
574:His conscience smote him. As smitings go, it wasn't much, his conscience being in poor fighting condition. ~ Loretta Chase,
575:How much of life could he spend aching? Aching is not a stable condition; it must resolve into something ~ Arthur Phillips,
576:I belonged here the way I belonged to this planet and its people, but on one condition: alone, always alone. ~ Andr Aciman,
577:If there were no world, no time, no space, no condition, if none of us existed, that would be meditation. ~ Frederick Lenz,
578:I’ll accept your apology on one condition.” He folded his arms across his chest.
“Anything?”
“You trust me. ~ J Lynn,
579:I love the irony. I'm perceived as being really young and yet I have the clinical condition of an old man. ~ Michael J Fox,
580:In religious circles, depression is often deemed to be a spiritual condition that can be cured with prayer. ~ Tony Campolo,
581:Isolated people, those who live alone, are always conscious of their condition in the homes of families. ~ Patrick McGrath,
582:I want to encourage public interest in space. I have never let my condition stop me. You only live once. ~ Stephen Hawking,
583:Language helps develp life as surely as it reflects life. It is a most important part of our human condition. ~ Jane Yolen,
584:Perhaps to them the first condition for anything having real charm was this: that it must not really exist. ~ Karen Blixen,
585:Schizophrenia is the name for a condition that most psychiatrists ascribe to patients they call schizophrenic. ~ R D Laing,
586:Setting clear goals and finding measures that will mark progress toward them can improve the human condition. ~ Bill Gates,
587:Sometime in 1964 I realized that I was a victim of a printmaking obsession, a condition that persists today. ~ Irving Penn,
588:The condition of the world today is such that most writers feel they cannot truthfully be "comic" about it. ~ Dylan Thomas,
589:The right to err, which means the freedom to try experiments, is the universal condition of all progress. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
590:The treatments themselves do not 'cure' the condition, they simply restore the body's self-healing ability. ~ Leon Chaitow,
591:The true human condition in its most perfect form has no secrets. It does not hide, but exists in clear love. ~ Gary Zukav,
592:Affreuse condition de l'homme ! Il n'y a pas un de ses bonheurs qui ne vienne d'une ignorance quelconque. ~ Honor de Balzac,
593:Entropy is the normal state of consciousness—a condition that is neither useful nor enjoyable. To ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
594:Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom. ~ Benjamin Cardozo,
595:Governing is the noble but hard job of trying to get anything done under a permanent condition of Murphy’s Law. ~ Anonymous,
596:How was I to know idiocy was only a temporary condition, especially in your case? It never has been before! ~ Gail Carriger,
597:I'm consistently telling stories about the value of the human condition and connectedness and things like that. ~ J H Wyman,
598:In a country where even humans are treated brutally, animals must be in a totally desperate condition! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
599:Just as things in a picture, when viewed from a distance, appear to be all in one and the same condition and alike. ~ Plato,
600:Obedience flows out of faith; it is a consequence of saving faith, not a second condition for salvation. ~ Timothy J Keller,
601:The condition of women affords in all countries the best criterion by which to judge the character of men. ~ Frances Wright,
602:The dualism itself becomes a sort of presupposition or datum; its terms condition the further problem. ~ James Mark Baldwin,
603:The only condition of peace in this world is to have no ideas, or, at least not to express them. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr,
604:The purpose of prayer is to reveal the presence of God equally present, all the time, in every condition. ~ Oswald Chambers,
605:There is no way of deliverance from the state and condition of being in the flesh, but by the Spirit of Christ. ~ John Owen,
606:There was only one virtue, pugnacity; only one vice, pacifism. That is an essential condition of war. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
607:Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions. ~ Paulo Coelho,
608:"Zen is not some special state, it is our normal condition, silent, peaceful, awake, without agitation." ~ Taisen Deshimaru,
609:Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line. ~ Joseph Conrad,
610:A plaintiff who comes into a Court of justice must show that he is in a condition to maintain his action. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
611:But he is the black to your grey. In the end, you are all stained with the evil that is the human condition. ~ Taran Matharu,
612:By the kingdom (of heaven) is meant a general spiritual state or a condition of enlightenment or participation in truth[...],
613:Do you know what an unwanted bodily condition is? It's a freshly hatched energy-summoning life-giving desire! ~ Esther Hicks,
614:If you start to think of your physical and moral condition, you usually find that you are sick. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
615:If you want to be a voice for peace in the world, begin by making peace a permanent condition of your own life. ~ Wayne Dyer,
616:I have a medical condition, all right. It's called caring too much, and it's incurable. Also, I have eczema. ~ Billy Eichner,
617:I'll have to put more earrings on. I bet that someone could analyze me and tell my condition by my earrings. ~ Edie Sedgwick,
618:It is more important to know the person who has the condition than it is to know the condition the person has. ~ Hippocrates,
619:It’s hard to get mad at Neal, because he suffers from a medical condition called total fucking stupidity. ~ Douglas Coupland,
620:Law has the power to compel: indeed, the ability to enforce is a condition of the ability to command. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
621:Monopoly is therefore not a pathology or an exception. Monopoly is the condition of every successful business. ~ Peter Thiel,
622:When a man can't explain a woman's actions, the first thing he thinks of is the condition of her uterus. ~ Clare Boothe Luce,
623:You turn your life into a work of art in order to redeem the ordinariness - a condition you are stuck with. ~ Robert Dessaix,
624:Ah, dearest, we must set a date,” he said, into her hair. “A very early date, given your delicate condition. ~ Danelle Harmon,
625:As I teach, I project the condition of my soul onto my students, my subject, and our way of being together. ~ Parker J Palmer,
626:Orthodoxy: That peculiar condition where the patient can neither eliminate an old idea nor absorb a new one. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
627:Sympathy is the first condition of criticism; reason and justice presuppose, at their origin, emotion. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
628:The demand to give up the illusions about its condition is the demand to give up a condition that needs illusions ~ Karl Marx,
629:Why even try to understand the human condition if humanity revealed itself as grotesque, dark, not worth it. ~ Salman Rushdie,
630:You’re fucked up, mister. But you’re cool.” “I believe that’s what they call the human condition,” said Shadow. ~ Neil Gaiman,
631:And all this, Marx ironically reminds us, when capital is growing – the most favourable condition for wage labour! ~ Anonymous,
632:Contradiction is an inseparable part of the human condition, and that suffices as a source of miraculousness. ~ Czes aw Mi osz,
633:Faith is the first condition of success in every great undertaking. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I, The Leverage of Faith,
634:God will hear His people at the beginning of their prayers if the condition of their heart is ready for it. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
635:Independence is not a whim or an ambition. It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group. ~ Aslan Maskhadov,
636:Morgan may be autistic, but he is a normal man with a mental condition, not a mental condition who is a man. ~ Adrienne Wilder,
637:Sometimes it takes a miracle to remind us that the only permanent condition is that of impermanence. ~ Eric Micha el Leventhal,
638:The condition that gives birth to a rule is not the same as the condition to which the rule gives birth. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
639:The mass of the American people are most emphatically not in the deplorable condition of which you speak. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
640:The obsessions we have are pretty much the same our whole lives. Mine are people, the human condition, life. ~ Mary Ellen Mark,
641:The unique thing that literature provides is to be able to step so fully into another situation and condition. ~ Nicole Krauss,
642:To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great. ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
643:We have to forget for a little while who we are to each other. No talking about the past. That’s my condition. ~ Renee Carlino,
644:Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes. ~ Rumi,
645:...Because I have a a serious medical condition. Gabe shook his head ruefully. It's called foot-in-mouth disease. ~ Avery Flynn,
646:I felt lighter when I had finished, and for once emptiness was a sweet relief and a condition to be treasured. ~ Rachel Hartman,
647:National pride is to countries what self-respect is to individuals: a necessary condition for self-improvement. ~ Richard Rorty,
648:One arrives at such a condition only by renouncing all that one has seen, heard, understood. ~ Baha-ullah: “The Seven Valleys.”,
649:Well being is a condition one has to groom, a condition one has to become aquainted with in order to seek it ~ Carlos Castaneda,
650:When you have made progress in wisdom, you will find no situation troublesome to you; every condition will be happy. ~ Plntarch,
651:With a penetrating vision you can dissipate the obstruction, remove the obstacle, dissolve the wrong condition. ~ Ernest Holmes,
652:An absolute condition of all successful living, whether for an individual or a nation, is the acceptance of death. ~ Freya Stark,
653:Hope is a longing for a future condition over which you have no agency; it means you are essentially powerless. ~ Derrick Jensen,
654:Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence. ~ Sholem Asch,
655:The condition-of-England question is a practical one. The condition of England demands a hero, not a poet. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
656:There is no such condition as 'schizophrenia,' but the label is a social fact and the social fact a political event. ~ R D Laing,
657:War is not, in itself, a condition so much as the symptom of a condition - that of international anarchy. ~ Alfred Hermann Fried,
658:We see the world through the lens of all our experiences; that is a fundamental part of the human condition. ~ Madeleine M Kunin,
659:Whatever may be our condition in life, it is better to lay hold of its advantages than to count its evils. ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin,
660:Wouldst thou, then, have preferred the condition of a weak woman, exposed to all evil and capable of none? ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne,
661:good character is the indispensable condition and chief determinant of happiness, itself the goal of all human doing. ~ Aristotle,
662:Happiness is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated , and defended privately by each person. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
663:I am very poor - for a know nothing, understand nothing. It is not a calamitous condition until it is realized. ~ Rafael Sabatini,
664:In our sad condition our only consolation is the expectancy of another life. Here below all is incomprehensible. ~ Martin Luther,
665:It is thus the adventure of poetry, not the closure of philosophy, that most truly reflects the human condition. ~ Terry Eagleton,
666:I was in that painful condition which occurs when one has lost one's first wind and has not yet got one's second. ~ P G Wodehouse,
667:On the way to truth, walk with the crowds or walk all alone; but walk always and walk under every condition! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
668:Sometimes we can't do anything about our social condition, but we can do something about our condition of light. ~ Frederick Lenz,
669:There is no time. There is no space. There is no condition. There is only awareness, awareness of these ideas. ~ Frederick Lenz,
670:To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great.
   ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
671:When you feel yourself to be in critical condition, you must treat yourself as gently as you would a sick friend. ~ Julia Cameron,
672:You can also offer to give it to them on the condition that it is something they would have been willing to pay for. ~ Marie Kond,
673:And now she had learnt that not only to will, but also to pray, was a necessary condition in the truly heroic. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
674:Being open about epilepsy assists in de-stigmatising the condition which should never be a source of shame. ~ Stuart Ross McCallum,
675:Darwinism is not a sufficient condition for a phenomenon like Nazism but I think it's certainly a necessary one. ~ David Berlinski,
676:For a male and female to live continuously together is biologically speaking, an extremely unnatural condition. ~ Robert Briffault,
677:For the first time, we live in a society that shows any sign of the possibility of women changing this condition. ~ Frederick Lenz,
678:Innovators and creators are persons who can to a higher degree than average accept the condition of aloneness. ~ Nathaniel Branden,
679:Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.… ~ Carl Sagan,
680:Subjectivism is not an absolute principle; it is a necessary but not sufficient condition for sound methodology. ~ Murray Rothbard,
681:The true quiet is within and no other will give you the condition you want. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Quiet and Calm,
682:Warm-heartedne ss and concern for others’ well-being are a condition for happiness, whether you are religious or not. ~ Dalai Lama,
683:Your body has to be in top condition. Your Chess deteriorates as your body does. You can't separate body from mind ~ Bobby Fischer,
684:You treat violence as an aberration ... when in truth it is the norm. It is the very essence of the human condition. ~ Dan Simmons,
685:All art emulates the condition of ritual. That is what it comes from and to that it must always return for nourishment. ~ T S Eliot,
686:It is my disposition to maintain peace until its condition shall be made less tolerable than that of war itself. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
687:I was a middle child and was used to negotiating. But there was nothing I could do to reverse my mothers condition. ~ Leeza Gibbons,
688:The art of spirituality is learning to be happy in any condition and in any circumstance. This is the art of love. ~ Frederick Lenz,
689:The hero would be no hero if death held for him any terror; the first condition is reconciliation with the grave. ~ Joseph Campbell,
690:The trouble with the hypochondriac is that he will be wrong about his condition nine hundred and ninety-nine times. ~ Kingsley Amis,
691:Your body has to be in top condition. Your chess deteriorates as your body does. You can’t separate body from mind. ~ Bobby Fischer,
692:God is the ultimate salvage artist. He loves to restore things to their original condition—and make them even better. ~ Randy Alcorn,
693:If our condition were truly happy, we would not need diversion from thinking of it in order to make ourselves happy. ~ Blaise Pascal,
694:If thou wouldst be happy, bring thy mind to thy condition, and have an indifferency for more than what is sufficient. ~ William Penn,
695:I think it's unfair, but they have the right as fallible, screwed-up humans to be unfair; that's the human condition. ~ Albert Ellis,
696:Music makes me forget myself, my true condition, it carries me off into another state of being, one that isn't my own. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
697:My seeking has been to explain and illuminate the Negro condition in America and obliquely that of all human kind. ~ Langston Hughes,
698:Privacy is an inherent human right, and a requirement for maintaining the human condition with dignity and respect. ~ Bruce Schneier,
699:to get hold of the human condition, we need next a much broader definition of history than is conventionally used. ~ Edward O Wilson,
700:Your kind has a superstitious terror of things ugly and broken; you fear that their condition may somehow infect you. ~ Clive Barker,
701:A man seldom finds people unthankful, as long as he remains in a condition of benefiting them further. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
702:And psychedelics now, as we de-condition ourselves from the post-medieval world, they are present to hand as tools. ~ Terence McKenna,
703:Avail yourself of your home-life to rise your spiritual condition before you take to the austerities of asceticism. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
704:Christ did not die for any upon condition, if they do believe; but He died for all God's elect, that they should believe. ~ John Owen,
705:He was in love, and people in that condition did stupid, unfathomable things. They were all flawed, every single one. ~ Alice Hoffman,
706:I'm just looking for characters that continue to make me stretch and grow and learn more about the human condition. ~ Forest Whitaker,
707:It is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it. ~ Wendell Berry,
708:The man who does not try to raise his spirit above itself, is not worthy to live in the condition of a man. ~ Angelus Silesius II. 22,
709:They found Seth Hubbard in the general area where he had promised to be, though not exactly in the condition expected. ~ John Grisham,
710:When things are going wrong declare constantly that you are not going to be afraid or intimidated by any outer condition. ~ Emmet Fox,
711:By resenting others’ success, you condition yourself to avoid the very financial abundance that you need and desire. ~ Anthony Robbins,
712:Chicago my favourite American city. I'm very much a typical midwesterner, and I don't think the condition is curable. ~ John Malkovich,
713:In the modern world the intelligence of public opinion is the one indispensable condition for social progress. ~ Charles William Eliot,
714:I think what it is a condition of human - of love. How important that is and integral that is too everybody even a ghost. ~ Boti Bliss,
715:It mattered not what color your skin was on the outside, but rather what the condition was of your heart and mind inside. ~ Ben Carson,
716:I will listen to any hypothesis but on one condition-that you show me a method by which it can be tested. ~ August Wilhelm von Hofmann,
717:man is the master of thought, the moulder of character, and the maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny. ~ James Allen,
718:part of the human condition is that all decent people think they are phonies and don’t belong at some point or another. ~ Harlan Coben,
719:Pharisaism is not a degeneration in a good man: a large portion of it is rather the condition of all being-good. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
720:Phury Syndrome—a condition whereupon one brother was so fucked-up that the other fell into a black hole trying to save him. ~ J R Ward,
721:The true Mason takes full responsibility for the condition of his character and ever strives for its perfection. ~ William Howard Taft,
722:This sounds very simple and maybe even trite, but very few people know that they are loved without condition or limits. ~ Henri Nouwen,
723:What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth. ~ Roland Barthes,
724:What men call civilization is the condition of present customs; what they call barbarism, the condition of past ones. ~ Anatole France,
725:Whenever a person dwells chiefly, or even frequently, on the faults of other people's religions, he is in a bad condition. ~ C S Lewis,
726:Work restores humankind and all its attributes to the savage animal condition that was its original intended state. ~ Elfriede Jelinek,
727:But the longing for Africa, once contracted, is an incurable condition which, like malaria, recurs again and again. ~ Peter Matthiessen,
728:Even if your company’s financial condition can withstand the inefficiency of quality service, your brand likely won’t. ~ Jim Blasingame,
729:Everything that lives, does so under the categorical condition of decisively interfering in the life of someone else. ~ Mikhail Bakunin,
730:I don’t even see other women. I actually have to check with a doctor about that, because it might be a medical condition. ~ Alexa Riley,
731:If people are hungry, ill-clad, unsheltered or diseased, nothing is so important as to remedy their condition. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith,
732:In the Bible poverty is a scandalous condition inimical to human dignity and therefore contrary to the will of God. ~ Gustavo Gutierrez,
733:Most climbers aren't in fact deranged, they're just infected with a particularly virulent strain of the Human Condition. ~ Jon Krakauer,
734:The 'Kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart — not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death'. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
735:The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart - not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.' ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
736:The need to let suffering speak is a condition of all truth. For suffering is objectivity that weighs upon the subject ~ Theodor Adorno,
737:The proper condition of the human is not bovine placidity... the highest degree of tension that can be creatively borne. ~ Brian Swimme,
738:We have created stability, which is a necessary condition for development. But I can't call this system authoritarian. ~ Vladimir Putin,
739:We must conserve our environment and pass it on to our children in as good or better condition than it was passed to us. ~ Mark Kennedy,
740:When all is said and done, the one sole condition that makes spiritual happiness and preserves it is the absence of doubt. ~ Mark Twain,
741:You can either be a vain movie star, or you can try to shed some light on different aspects of the human condition. ~ Leonardo DiCaprio,
742:Beware of the inclination to dictate to God what consequences you would allow as a condition of your obedience to Him. ~ Oswald Chambers,
743:Civilization is a condition which unsocial misfits impose on the rest of popular, easygoing, family-oriented humanity. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
744:I don't mind being black. I'm black out loud. It's more than the people that they are, it's the condition that they represent. ~ Mos Def,
745:It is a condition of wisdom in the archer to be patient because when the arrow leaves the bow, it returns no more. —SA’DI ~ Brian Turner,
746:...no book could ever be left in the condition you found it in because it was changed every time it was read by someone. ~ Kate Atkinson,
747:No code of ethics and no effort are justifiable a priori in the face of the cruel mathematics that command our condition. ~ Albert Camus,
748:Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercise, even over the appearance of external objects. ~ Charles Dickens,
749:... there is a whole hell of a lot of knowledge about the (expletive removed) human condition that we are not ready for. ~ Norah Vincent,
750:There's no guarantee I'll survive it, but that's sort of the human condition, isn't it? In the end, nobody gets out alive. ~ Ann Aguirre,
751:We are born dead, and we are becoming more and more contented with our condition. We are acquiring the taste for it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
752:We can transition from being victims of the human condition to becoming secure, sound, effective managers of our world ~ Jeremy Griffith,
753:Above all, the Stoics sought wisdom, a condition that I myself hope to achieve after I stop wrecking and burning things. ~ James K Morrow,
754:As a child I watched Mary Poppins so many times I suffered from a condition with my sight. Umdiddleiddleiddleumdiddle Eye. ~ Milton Jones,
755:Certain forms are torn down, and it is well that they should be, but on condition that they are followed by reconstruction. ~ Victor Hugo,
756:Destruction is the first condition of progress. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita, The Vision of the World-Spirit - Time the Destroyer,
757:He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your weakness. ~ Mother Teresa,
758:I think somehow I got a sense of the foolishness of the human - my favorite phrase, the foolishness of the human condition. ~ Norman Lear,
759:I think what makes people fascinating is conflict, it's drama, it's the human condition. Nobody wants to watch perfection. ~ Nicolas Cage,
760:It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
761:Not only does the proportion of the poor increase with the growth of the city, but their condition becomes more wretched. ~ Josiah Strong,
762:Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune. ~ Socrates,
763:Reviews condition people. At the end of the day, a lot of human minds are malleable. They can be easily shaped with strong words. ~ Drake,
764:Sin is not just a matter of bad behavior. It is a condition of the heart. That’s why you cannot free yourself from it. ~ Paul David Tripp,
765:The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition. ~ Ryan Holiday,
766:The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers. ~ Erich Fromm,
767:There are so many things we can have in this world, but only 10 percent of it changes the condition of someone's heart. ~ Shannon L Alder,
768:The world belongs to the unfeeling. The essential condition for being a practical man is the absence of any sensitivity ~ Fernando Pessoa,
769:With cities, as with people, Mister Vandemar,” said Mr. Croup, fastidiously, “the condition of the bowels is all-important. ~ Neil Gaiman,
770:You can live with almost any condition if you're living within a community of people who can share a common understanding. ~ Annie Lennox,
771:You could do math early, but there are no brilliant 16-year-old novelists. They don't know the human condition yet. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
772:Abortions are never seen as a positive thing, as any other operation to remedy a potentially life-ruining condition would. ~ Caitlin Moran,
773:But more and more I think that madness is the world's natural condition and to expect anything else is madness compounded. ~ Russell Hoban,
774:If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I woudl feel trapped. ~ Thomas Nagel,
775:Like alcoholism, depression is a lifelong condition that can be cured only by a deliberate effort to change our selves. ~ Richard O Connor,
776:My chronic hiccups suddenly came back so I had to go the hospital."
"I never heard of you having this condition before ~ Mizuki Nomura,
777:The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers. ~ Erich Fromm,
778:We’re all damaged. It’s a universal component of the human condition, like the stages of grief, deja vu, and expired coupons. ~ Tim Dorsey,
779:À mon sens, un peuple ne peut avoir d’influence sur un autre peuple qu’à la condition de lui être supérieur en civilisation…  ~ Leo Tolstoy,
780:Any young man, who makes dowry a condition to marriage, discredits his education and his country and dishonours womanhood. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
781:Blessing: Constructive thought directed toward anyone or condition. You bless a man when you recognize the divinity in him. ~ Ernest Holmes,
782:Ce devrait être toujours comme ça quand on aime. Sans condition. Sans juger. Sans établir des critères, des préférences. ~ Katherine Pancol,
783:Every mistake we make in these dances must be turned into a question, otherwise they are fatal to our human condition. ~ Leonora Carrington,
784:Liberty'''.that condition of man in which coercion of some by others is reduced as much as possible in society ~ Friedrich August von Hayek,
785:make that a condition of being the Mockingjay.” “That I can feed you turnips?” he says. “No, that we can hunt.” That gets ~ Suzanne Collins,
786:Marriage, n.: The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
787:Men always forget that human happiness is a disposition of mind and not a condition of circumstances.” —John Locke ~ Robert Jackson Bennett,
788:Our human condition makes us tend to share only the best of ourselves, because we are always searching for love and approval ~ Paulo Coelho,
789:People who seem to enjoy their ill-temper have a way of keeping it in fine condition by inflicting privations on themselves. ~ George Eliot,
790:Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune, nor too sorrowful in misfortune. ~ Socrates,
791:Samuel takes over the driving duties, as Jake climbs into the rear seat to fill me in on my father’s condition. “He’s out ~ Magda Alexander,
792:There is a kind of universality in the human condition, masculine or feminine. That's one thing I continue to believe. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
793:There is no condition of life in which we cannot abide in Jesus. We have to learn to abide in Him wherever we are placed. ~ Oswald Chambers,
794:Trying to figure things out was my gig. Without the human condition, there's no struggle, no pain and that means no laughter. ~ Lenny Bruce,
795:We drank because we’re drunks. We never get better. We get a daily reprieve based on our spiritual condition, and that’s it. ~ Stephen King,
796:History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition. ~ Milton Friedman,
797:Is that why this body of yours is in such perfect shape? Because it’s in damn excellent condition for being ten centuries old. ~ Dani Harper,
798:Men think to mend their condition by a change of circumstances. They might as well hope to escape from their shadows. ~ James Anthony Froude,
799:One man's modus ponens is another man's reductio, as epistemologists are forever pointing out (In Critical Condition, p. 70) ~ Jerry A Fodor,
800:Poverty is part of the natural condition and that is bad enough. But my task is to prevent the aggravation of this condition. ~ Pope Francis,
801:Shock is a merciful condition. It allows you to get through disaster with a necessary distance between you and your feelings. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
802:The most dangerous condition for a man or a nation is when his intellectual side is more developed than his spiritual". ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
803:The profligacy of a man of fashion is looked upon with much less contempt and aversion, than that of a man of meaner condition. ~ Adam Smith,
804:The single most important condition for literacy learning is the presence of mentors who are joyfully literate people. ~ Shirley Brice Heath,
805:The sovereign being is burdened with a servitude that crushes him, and the condition of free men is deliberate servility. ~ Georges Bataille,
806:Acting is usually regarded as a wholly narcissistic pursuit but there really is a hunger in me to unravel the human condition. ~ Jason Isaacs,
807:A divided nature is the worst possible condition for this path. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Himself and the Ashram, Acceptance as a Disciple,
808:Be aware, then, that every human condition is subject to change, and that whatever mishap can befall any man can also happen to you. ~ Seneca,
809:Compassionate doctors sometimes lie to patients about the severity of their condition, and it is not always wrong to do so. ~ Richard Dawkins,
810:Even knowing all, being forbidden to tell. Even wanting to help, rescue is impossible. I know of no condition more painful than that. ~ CLAMP,
811:Freedom is the basic condition for you to touch life, to touch the blue sky, the trees, the birds, the tea, and the other person. ~ Nhat Hanh,
812:if we want to change our world, we do not begin by rectifying the outward. Instead, we must change the condition of our inward. ~ Hamza Yusuf,
813:Man, one may say, was never in such a completely animal condition; but he has, on the other hand, never escaped from it. ~ Friedrich Schiller,
814:Man's condition is horrible because, no matter what form his happiness may take, it arises from some species of ignorance. ~ Honore de Balzac,
815:Romanticism is man's revolt against reason, as well as against the condition under which nature has compelled him to live. ~ Ludwig von Mises,
816:The awareness of place, space, or condition is not liberation. You can't say what it is, but you can sure say what it isn't. ~ Frederick Lenz,
817:The world belongs to those who don’t feel. The essential condition for being a practical man is the absence of sensibility. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
818:What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote. ~ E M Forster,
819:Dictionary Definition of Delicacy 1. The quality or condition of being delicate, fragile, or sensitive. 2. Discretion, tact. ~ David Foenkinos,
820:Each creative act is the universe incarnating itself as one, and there is nothing above it by way of final condition. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
821:Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving. ~ Osho,
822:God Himself supplies the necessary condition to come to Jesus, that's why it is 'sola gratia,' by grace alone, that we are saved. ~ R C Sproul,
823:Grief is a pathological condition. It’s just that so many of us go through it in life that we never think to treat it as such. ~ Steven Rowley,
824:I hold that while a man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
825:In a morbid condition, dreams are often distinguished by their remarkably graphic, vivid, and extremely lifelike quality. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
826:Language imparts identity, meaning, and perspective to our human condition. Writers are either polluters or part of the cleanup. ~ Mary Pipher,
827:The human condition ... is defined by the aspiration to always supersede oneself, which in turn requires nonconformity. ~ Pablo Antonio Cuadra,
828:The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them. ~ Henry Miller,
829:There are not enough morally brave men in stock. We are out of moral-courage material; we are in a condition of profound poverty. ~ Mark Twain,
830:The stillness of prayer is the most essential condition for fruitful action. Before all else, the disciple kneels down. ~ Gianna Beretta Molla,
831:To love and to be loved, one must do good to others. The inevitable condition whereby to become blessed, is to bless others. ~ Mary Baker Eddy,
832:A young man can work at excessive speed with no ill effects, but youth is unfortunately not a permanent condition of life. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
833:Each of us is a library of thoughts, memories, experiences, and odors. We adapt to one another to produce the human condition. ~ Josh Hanagarne,
834:Experiencing differences is crucial to the human condition. Especially when that difference is over the head, blower powder. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
835:Innovation is a good thing. The human condition - put aside bioterrorism and a few footnotes - is improving because of innovation. ~ Bill Gates,
836:I think that if you're writing about the human condition, my God, you've got to start at base: point zero, point one, is the body. ~ Junot Diaz,
837:The condition and scattering of the blocks told mutely of vertiginous cycles of time and geologic upheavals of cosmic savagery. ~ H P Lovecraft,
838:The condition of alienation, of being asleep, of being unconscious, of being out of one's mind, is the condition of the normal man. ~ R D Laing,
839:The operative condition on this particular planet, the central mode which human beings follow, is fear. We are taught to fear. ~ Frederick Lenz,
840:To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy ... is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. ~ Ralph Waldo Trine,
841:We are so constituted that we can gain intense pleasure only from the contrast, and only very little from the condition itself. ~ Sigmund Freud,
842:What is male and female? Is it just a physical condition? No. The energy runs very, very differently in a woman than in a man. ~ Frederick Lenz,
843:When people who already have diabetes adopt a lowfat vegan diet, their condition often improves dramatically.”—Dr. Neal Barnard ~ Kathy Freston,
844:Being a warrior doesn't mean necessarily you need to win and succeed. It's just a spiritual condition of living a worthwhile life. ~ Eugene Hutz,
845:If I had to choose one which best characterized the condition of being a political leader in Athens, the word would be "tension". ~ Moses Finley,
846:If we decide, we can change the pitiable condition of Indian economy. We have to take up the responsibility and show commitment. ~ Narendra Modi,
847:If you believe that a given situation should make you unhappy, then it will, and the unhappiness will then reinforce the condition. ~ Seth Godin,
848:Life on this planet on its own is temporal. So tell me why you think your problems are permanent. No condition is permanent. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
849:Mrs. Bird, seeing the defenseless condition of the enemy's territory, had no more conscience than to push her advantage. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe,
850:My mum called me scatty because I could never sit still. But there was no sense I was suffering from a medical condition as such. ~ Rory Bremner,
851:No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man. ~ Bruce Barton,
852:One of the worst doctrines ever set afloat is that real happiness is in material things instead of in a condition of mind. ~ Orison Swett Marden,
853:Our forgiving love toward men is the evidence of God's forgiving love in us. It is a necessary condition of the prayer of faith. ~ Andrew Murray,
854:Sanford and Son is more than just a name. It's a condition, a dynasty, an empire. This here is the finest pile of junk of the world. ~ Redd Foxx,
855:She winks. No adult has ever winked at me, other than the science teacher in elementary school who had the neurological condition. ~ Tim Federle,
856:Solitude, the very condition which sustained the individual against and beyond his society, has become technically impossible. ~ Herbert Marcuse,
857:The world is, was, will always be filled with good and evil, because good and evil is the yin and yang of the human condition. ~ Philip Zimbardo,
858:What condition of man most deserves pity?" - Franklin offered: "A lonesome man on a rainy day who does not know how to read. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
859:And you know what I realize now? That we're all waiting on something, no matter where we are in life. It's the human condition. ~ Melanie Shankle,
860:As the condition of America and the world degenerates, it is we who are the weak or the poor or the ignorant who feel it worse. ~ Louis Farrakhan,
861:Disease is certainly not a sin. And poverty is not a sin; it is a condition, a circumstance that allows God’s work to be displayed. ~ Katie Davis,
862:Education is free. Freedoom of education shall be enjoyed under the condition fixed by law and under the supreme control of the state ~ Karl Marx,
863:Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind; nor can the material senses bear reliable testimony on the subject of health. ~ Mary Baker Eddy,
864:her job as a writer of fiction was to report on the human condition, to tell us who we are and what we think and what we do. A ~ Elizabeth Strout,
865:History only suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition. ~ Milton Friedman,
866:I agree,” Arin said, “under one condition. You mentioned emissaries. There will be one emissary from the empire. It will be you. ~ Marie Rutkoski,
867:If we wish to foresee the future of mathematics, our proper course is to study the history and present condition of the science. ~ Henri Poincare,
868:Liberty is at once the condition of vigorous variation and the condition of self-finding. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Diversity in Oneness,
869:Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
870:Nature alone cures. ... what nursing has to do ... is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him. ~ Florence Nightingale,
871:The necessities of our condition require a thousand offices of tenderness, which mere regard for the species will never dictate. ~ Samuel Johnson,
872:Without a doubt, stem cell research will lead to the dramatic improvement in the human condition and will benefit millions of people. ~ Eli Broad,
873:Being Mistreated is the most important condition of mortality, for eternity itself depends on how we view those who mistreat us. ~ James L Ferrell,
874:Despair is not a particularly respectable condition and yet despair and delight alternate like systole and diastole in my heart. ~ Stephanie Mills,
875:Don't allow your past or present condition to control you. It's just a process that you're going through to get you to the next level. ~ T D Jakes,
876:Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. ~ Dale Carnegie,
877:first condition of a happy marriage is the absence of love, and the first condition of an enduring love is the absence of marriage. ~ Henrik Ibsen,
878:Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving. ~ Rajneesh,
879:Her condition isn’t quite what it seems,” explained Klein. “It’s a form of overcompensation, an overreaction to depression. ~ William Peter Blatty,
880:I am feeling razor-sharp. Training sessions are really good. I feel that I am in peak condition. I know that I am ready for action. ~ David Ginola,
881:I don’t read fiction for fun—I try to read novels that express some fundamental part of the human condition or some hard won truth. ~ Ryan Holiday,
882:In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
883:It's the desire to study the human condition, the desire for collaboration, to learn and absorb, and to lead a well-examined life. ~ Nicole Kidman,
884:Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior. ~ Tim Robbins,
885:Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
886:Tara moved into the kitchen and went still at the condition of it. "Formica countertops," she said as if she'd discovered asbestos. ~ Jill Shalvis,
887:The destiny of mighty peoples,’ said Trotsky, ‘cannot be determined by the temporary condition of their technical apparatus. ~ Winston S Churchill,
888:The tragedy of the human condition is that the thing that makes us most human - community - originates in the inhumanity of war. ~ George Friedman,
889:This hour of the evening
with a little infinity inside,
like an amnesty from the interminable
condition of being oneself. ~ Tony Hoagland,
890:Without a belief in my programme and without an acceptance of my condition, you will ruin me, ruin yourselves and ruin the cause. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
891:An irreligious society cannot endure the truth of the human condition.
It prefers a lie, no matter how idiotic it may be. ~ Nicol s G mez D vila,
892:A slightly uncommon condition of the some-long-word. Nothing at all serious, but it just needs putting right. A simple treatment. ~ Agatha Christie,
893:He says it’s a condition of our relationship that I don’t smoke, she says. We laugh. We are tired. Too tired to confront conditions. ~ Miriam Toews,
894:In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
895:Paul Slazinger says, incidentally, that the human condition can be summed up in just one word, and this is the word: Embarrassment. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
896:People think it's the mind that drives us. It is the heart. The mind is a slave to the heart. So check the condition of the heart. ~ Yasmin Mogahed,
897:So much of adolescence is an ill-defined dying, An intolerable waiting, A longing for another place and time, Another condition. ~ Theodore Roethke,
898:There is a powerful relationship between our true spiritual condition and our attitude and actions concerning money and possessions. ~ Randy Alcorn,
899:The sharecropper may lower his eyes, but not because he's less of a man. That's just a condition of society that such things exist. ~ Ernest Gaines,
900:To call yourself a Chinese artist or woman artist or African artist reflects a certain kind of condition. To me, that is not necessary. ~ Ai Weiwei,
901:Certainly the worker has nothing to lose by a change from government and capitalism to a condition of no government, of anarchy. ~ Alexander Berkman,
902:Extreme poverty is not only a condition of unsatisfied material needs. It is often accompanied by a degrading state of powerlessness. ~ Peter Singer,
903:Foppery, being the chronic condition of women, is not so much noticed as it is when it breaks out on the person of the male bird. ~ Honore de Balzac,
904:I came to Paris with four écus in my pocket, and I’d have fought with anybody who told me I was in no condition to buy the Louvre. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
905:If there is to be art, if there is to be any aesthetic doing and seeing, one physiological condition is indispensable: frenzy. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
906:I'm sorry about today."
"Do you want to talk about it?"
"I was bored and lonely."
"Some would call that the human condition. ~ Michael Nava,
907:Nature, and the natural human condition, generates tremendous suffering. We have the means to overcome that, and we should deploy it. ~ Ray Kurzweil,
908:Our people say no condition is permanent, Mr. Edwards. Good times must come to an end, just like bad times, whether we want it or not. ~ Imbolo Mbue,
909:Such is the condition of a first-generation immigrant for whom everything is separated into now and then, into before the move and after. ~ Suki Kim,
910:The form of government and the condition of society must always correspond. Social equality is therefore a postulate of pure democracy. ~ Lord Acton,
911:there is a relationship between the mind and the body that can both create a physical condition and enable us to recover from it ~ Christopher Reeve,
912:The status of 'native' is a nervous condition introduced and maintained by the settler among colonized people with their consent. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
913:Well, if I am not drunk, I am mad," replied Syme with perfect calm; "but I trust I can behave like a gentleman in either condition. ~ G K Chesterton,
914:What’s wrong with him?” “He’s dead,” Artemis said. “That’s a serious condition. It’s almost always fatal. But I’ll see what I can do. ~ Rick Riordan,
915:Every condition of the soul has its own sign and expression...So you will see how hard it is to seem original without being so. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
916:Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable. ~ Samuel Johnson,
917:In our opinion, love is the one force that is capable of easing existential despair and the endemic pain of the human condition. ~ Robert W Firestone,
918:Jesus is the Creator who walked among us in humility to experience our fragility and to rescue us from our hopeless human condition. ~ Nabeel Qureshi,
919:Literature is the effort of man to indemnify himself for the wrongs of his condition. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walter Savage Landor, from The Dial, XII,
920:Some people’s information is other people’s misinformation and even disinformation. That is pretty much the contemporary condition. ~ Samuel R Delany,
921:The condition of a person is revealed by his dreams. It would be good to make companions of your dreams and to put forth effort. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
922:you are the master of your thought, the molder of your character, and the maker and shaper of your condition, environment, and destiny. ~ James Allen,
923:Closure is a greasy little word which, moreover, describes a nonexistent condition. The truth, Venus, is that nobody gets over anything. ~ Martin Amis,
924:Democracy is a process, not a static condition. It is becoming, rather than being. It can be easily lost, but is never finally won. ~ William H Hastie,
925:He had reached that condition of mind which the old Vikings used to call Berserk and which among modern Malays is termed running amok. ~ P G Wodehouse,
926:If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
927:Jung is saying in his "Answer to Job": historically, the God-image is really a mirror image of the condition of man at a given time. ~ Joseph Campbell,
928:On being asked what condition of man he considered the most pitiable: A lonesome man on a rainy day who does not know how to read. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
929:Order is not inconsistent with liberty but rather the condition for the right use of liberty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga, Message,
930:Quelle bassesse que de penser toujours au prolongement de son existence! La vie n'est bonne qu'à la condition d'en jouir. (ch. III) ~ Gustave Flaubert,
931:Renunciation of all in desire is the condition of the free enjoyment of all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: The Inhabiting Godhead, Life and Action,
932:The Christian faith is ultimately not only a matter of doctrine or understanding or of intellect, it is a condition of the heart. ~ Martyn Lloyd Jones,
933:The deepest cry of the human heart is to be loved without condition, no matter what. The gospel of grace announces that you are. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
934:The strongest guard is placed at the gateway to nothing. Maybe because the condition of emptiness is too shameful to be divulged. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
935:This wasn’t exactly regression, but a kind of spiraling ascent, a necessary condition for the exploration and settlement of new frontiers. ~ Liu Cixin,
936:Your wishes are bad, when you desire that one whom you hate or fear should be in such a condition that you can conquer him. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
937:Aristotle was to verge from his mentor in the Poetics, recognizing the light both tragic drama and epic poetry shed on the human condition. ~ Aristotle,
938:Considering the unforeseen events of this world, we should be taught that no human condition should inspire men with absolute despair. ~ Henry Fielding,
939:Deep in his heart, man aspires to rejoin the condition he had before consciousness. History is merely the detour he takes to get there. ~ Emil M Cioran,
940:Gambling is part of the human condition. I love it. I have the best time gambling. I've been winning fortunes, and I've been losing them. ~ Jerry Lewis,
941:In the history of the individual is always an account of his condition, and he knows himself to be a party to his present estate. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
942:I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. ~ Og Mandino,
943:Maybe anosognosia, the inability to see your own disability, is the human condition and I'm the only one who doesn't suffer from it. ~ Karen Joy Fowler,
944:O the joy of the strong-brawn'd fighter, towering in the arena in perfect condition, conscious of power, thirsting to meet his opponent. ~ Walt Whitman,
945:Our intentions are good. It's simply that falling short is the human condition, and some problems can not be taken care of by hoping. ~ Laurel Braitman,
946:She patted him on the arm. “You’re fucked up, Mister. But you’re cool.” “I believe that’s what they call the human condition,” said Shadow. ~ Anonymous,
947:The healthy eye ought to see all visible things and not to say, I wish for green things; for this is the condition of a diseased eye. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
948:The human condition is not served by our technical ability to transmit a televised image around the world - if that image is totally inane. ~ Ken Danby,
949:The only condition of fighting for the right to create is faith in your own vocation, readiness to serve, and refusal to compromise. ~ Andrei Tarkovsky,
950:There are few occasions when we should make a bad bargain by giving up the good on condition that no ill was said of us. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
951:there is no condition in which man can be happy and entirely free, so there is no condition in which he need be unhappy and lack freedom. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
952:They say they seek security and quiet, the condition they call peace. Even as they speak they create the seeds of turmoil and violence. ~ Frank Herbert,
953:Those who speak largely of the human condition are usually those most exempt from its oppressions - whether of sex, race, or servitude. ~ Adrienne Rich,
954:Walter Pater said that all the arts aspire to the condition of music, but I’ve always felt that music aspires to the condition of words. ~ John Ashbery,
955:Any genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone's knowing how to bring about a better condition of things than existed earlier. ~ John Dewey,
956:Man stands alone in the universe, responsible for his condition, likely to remain in a lowly state, but free to reach above the stars. ~ Walter Kaufmann,
957:Poetry expands the senses and keeps them in prime condition. It keeps you aware of your nose, your eye, your ear, your tongue, your hand. ~ Ray Bradbury,
958:The power of the new mass media made Grant’s illness a national spectacle, with his doctors offering twice-daily updates on his condition. ~ Ron Chernow,
959:The sole function of Government is to bring about a condition of affairs favorable to the beneficial development of private enterprise. ~ Herbert Hoover,
960:Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. ~ Malcolm X,
961:You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. ~ Philip K Dick,
962:All men are in need of help and depend on one another. Human solidarity is the necessary condition for the unfolding of any one individual. ~ Erich Fromm,
963:As I did, there, in perfect condition, to be admired by five sets of wondering eyes, was an enormous, glistening, moist, chocolate cake. ~ Brother Andrew,
964:At no period of our political existence had we so much cause to felicitate ourselves at the prosperous and happy condition of our country. ~ James Monroe,
965:Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today. ~ Hu Jintao,
966:I'm somebody who believes in funny things, and laughing, but I do like for them to come from a place that addresses the human condition. ~ Natasha Lyonne,
967:Memory isn’t a provable thing. We see what we want, hear what pleases us, and remember what grieves us. That is the human condition. ~ Catherine McKenzie,
968:My fiction may, now and again, illuminate aspects of the human condition, but I do not consciously set out to do so: I am a storyteller. ~ William Trevor,
969:No theory is good unless it permits, not rest, but the greatest work. No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond. ~ Andre Gide,
970:Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
971:She patted him on the arm. “You’re fucked up, mister. But you’re cool.” “I believe that’s what they call the human condition,” said Shadow. ~ Neil Gaiman,
972:suffering is a part of the human condition that no one escapes in their lifetime, and that it may be more despairing for some than others. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
973:This endured absence is nothing more or less than forgetfulness. I am, intermittently, unfaithful. This is the condition of my survival. ~ Roland Barthes,
974:Yes I say that I am enlightened. What does that mean? It means I live in a condition of light...There really is no primary self anymore. ~ Frederick Lenz,
975:Cruelty didn’t have a gender qualifier behind it—it was an ever unraveling human condition, cast out by pride, power, and indifference—and ~ Bella Forrest,
976:If a test of civilization be sought, none can be so sure as the condition of that half of society over which the other half has power. ~ Harriet Martineau,
977:If you want to know your past life, look at your present condition.
If you want to know your future life, look at your present actions. ~ Padmasambhava,
978:In terms of the mechanics of story, myth is an intriguing one because we didn't make myth up; myth is an imprinture of the human condition. ~ Baz Luhrmann,
979:In those days, young stars, male and female, were all virgins until married, and if divorced, they returned magically to that condition. ~ Shelley Winters,
980:Like and dislike, gain and loss, praise and blame, fame and disgrace: these are the eight mundane concerns which condition our existence. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
981:Love is the law of our condition, without which we can no more render justice than a man can keep a straight line, walking in the dark. ~ George MacDonald,
982:Man was born into barbarism when killing his fellow man was a normal condition of existence. He became endowed with a conscience. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
983:Our conceptions of the world affect our perceptions of the world which, in turn, condition the way we subsequently conceive the world. ~ Stephen Batchelor,
984:Prosperity: that condition which attracts the lively interest of lawyers, and warrants your being sued for damages, or indicted, or both. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
985:Take what you've learned and love someone again.

Find someone to love and love without condition.

This is why we're all here. ~ Lisa Genova,
986:Wars always bring about a conservative reaction. They overwhelm and destroy patient and careful efforts to improve the condition of man. ~ Clarence Darrow,
987:We all don't have to see eye to eye in order to see our way to the Kingdom. It's the heart condition of each man that the Lord will judge. ~ Gloria Naylor,
988:Well, if I am not drunk, I am mad," replied Syme with perfect calm; "but I trust I can behave like a gentleman in either condition. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
989:But thats the beauty of the human condition; we're always able to see the spring on the other side of winter, so long as we're willing to try. ~ Sean Platt,
990:Enlightenment is not a condition to be obtained; it is merely a certainty to be surrendered to, for the Self is already one’s Reality. It ~ David R Hawkins,
991:For it is the explicit statement of Sacred Scripture that one who is outside of tribulation is outside the condition and hope of salvation. ~ Martin Luther,
992:If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future life, look at your present actions. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche,
993:I get cranky when I'm low blood sugar. I'm not diabetic or anything, but I've got that condition. What's it called? Oh, right, being human. ~ Angela Pepper,
994:It is not necessary for me always to premise, that I speak of the condition of the whole sex, leaving exceptions out of the question. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft,
995:Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence. ~ Sholem Asch, The Nazarene, 1939, p. 3.,
996:The war... was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides. ~ Robert E Lee,
997:What we really have is a daily reprieve, contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition.” Am I checking my spiritual condition daily? ~ Anonymous,
998:Although we cannot control God's time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the things we are waiting as quickly as possible. ~ Paulo Coelho,
999:As men who naturally understand their own condition avoid nothing so much as rest, so there is nothing they leave undone in seeking turmoil. ~ Blaise Pascal,
1000:Liberty is the condition of progress. Without Liberty, there remains only barbarism. Without Liberty, there can be no civilization. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
1001:Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self. ~ Erich Fromm,
1002:Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes. ~ Nhat Hanh,
1003:Music is the art... which most completely realizes the artistic idea and is the condition to which all the other arts are constantly aspiring. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1004:Setting is preliminary to brighter rising; decay is a process of advancement; death is the condition of higher and more fruitful life. ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin,
1005:She patted him on the arm. “You’re fucked up, mister. But you’re cool.”
“I believe that’s what they call the human condition,” said Shadow. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1006:She said that her job as a writer of fiction was to report on the human condition, to tel us who we are and what we think and what we do. ~ Elizabeth Strout,
1007:So much of adolescence is an ill-defined dying,
An intolerable waiting,
A longing for another place and time,
Another condition. ~ Theodore Roethke,
1008:They say our suffering is an inevitable part of the human condition; just accept it. But the greatest human skill is that of a choice maker. ~ Bryant McGill,
1009:The zeal we devote to fulfilling the precept “Know thyself,” leads us to the true happiness whose condition is the knowledge of veritable truths. ~ Porphyry,
1010:What more chilling indictment of the modern world is there than this: that the condition of the smartphone user is that of a dumb animal. Moooo! ~ Will Self,
1011:Anyone who wishes to check on his true spiritual condition may do so by noting what his voluntary thoughts have been over the last hours or days. ~ A W Tozer,
1012:But it conveys the message that addiction is as biological a condition as multiple sclerosis. True brain diseases have no volitional component. ~ David Sheff,
1013:Every man's condition is a solution in hieroglyph to those inquiries he would put. He acts it as life before he apprehends it as truth. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1014:I bequeath all my property to my wife on the condition that she remarry immediately. Then there will be at least one man to regret my death. ~ Heinrich Heine,
1015:I just think the more were observed by other people, the less we can observe them in order to play them and find their true condition. ~ Logan Marshall Green,
1016:It's such a human condition, whether you're a great track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors - someone knows who you are. ~ Tony Curtis,
1017:Jerusalem Syndrome is actually a rare psychological condition that occurs to some visitors to the Middle East. They get to Israel and just snap. ~ Marc Maron,
1018:Love is the natural condition of all experience before thought has divided it into a multiplicity and diversity of objects, selves and others. ~ Rupert Spira,
1019:Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes. ~ George Soros,
1020:Ryder was a dick, but I couldn't stay away. We straight women always had problems staying away from dicks. It was an irreversible condition. ~ Bethany Bazile,
1021:She patted him on the arm. “You’re fucked up, Mister. But you’re cool.”
“I believe that’s what they call the human condition,” said Shadow. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1022:The writer, like a priest, must be exempted from secular labor. His work needs a frolic health; he must be at the top of his condition. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1023:A little understanding of "As you sow, so shall you reap" is important, because then you can't blame the condition you're in on anyone else. ~ George Harrison,
1024:All important ideas must include the trees, the mountains, and the rivers. • To understand many things you must reach out of your own condition. ~ Mary Oliver,
1025:Excessive attachment for material things puts a man in such a bewildering condition of existence. Bhayaṁ dvitīyābhiniveśataḥ syāt (Bhāg. 11.2.37): ~ Anonymous,
1026:Growth is limited by the necessity which is present in the least amount. And naturally, the least favorable condition controls the growth rate ~ Frank Herbert,
1027:If you find, after having travelled far, that there is a more distant goal always in view, you may be sure that this condition is contrary to nature. ~ Seneca,
1028:I make no complaint. I am a writer. I do not accept my condition; I will strive to change it; but I inhabit it, I am trying to learn from it. ~ Salman Rushdie,
1029:I’m in condition right now to begin. I can’t gain a thing by putting it off. I’ll use the ‘get ready’ time and energy to get going instead. ~ David J Schwartz,
1030:It is the mind that makes us rich and happy, in what condition soever we are, and money signifies no more to it than it does to the gods. ~ Seneca the Younger,
1031:What God says to His Church at any given period depends altogether upon her moral and spiritual condition and upon the spiritual need of the hour. ~ A W Tozer,
1032:Working at the pharmacy, you get the impression that there are no healthy people in the world. The normal condition is not health but illness. ~ Boris Fishman,
1033:Desires are only the lack of something: and those who have the greatest desires are in a worse condition than those who have none, or very slight ones. ~ Plato,
1034:Freedom is the source from which all significations and all values spring. It is the original condition of all justification of existence. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
1035:have it stuffed in a sack and sent to King Sven? I can promise you that it will be packed very carefully, so that it will arrive in good condition, ~ Anonymous,
1036:His “wickedly selfish” Americans loved to celebrate their “own heritage, and on this condition are content to see others crushed in our midst. ~ David W Blight,
1037:I don't believe in the scraping of stuff. Take the existing condition, offer up a diagnosis for what's wrong, and a prescription for making it work. ~ Tim Gunn,
1038:If he weren’t so thoroughly wrung out, he could kill the bastard on the spot. In his present condition, he’d be lucky to strangle a gnat ~ Cinda Williams Chima,
1039:I have a condition called Aspergers Syndrome, which is like a mild form of autism It means I don't interact properly in certain social situations. ~ Gary Numan,
1040:I learn a lot from acting, but it's not my natural way. I can't help but write; I do it all the time. It's a condition of being for me. ~ Mary Stuart Masterson,
1041:I like to deal with EVERY aspect of our condition, and that means terror and humor in equal mix. Some books have more room for humor than others. ~ Dean Koontz,
1042:I love the grandiosity, how sweepingly entertaining films can be. And I think there's a place for films that pry more into the human condition. ~ Colin Farrell,
1043:['L]ook, of course I know you and your family have "beliefs",' began Howard uneasily, as if 'beliefs' were a kind of condition, like oral herpes. ~ Zadie Smith,
1044:Man truly achieves his full human condition when he produces without being compelled by the physical necessity of selling himself as a commodity. ~ Che Guevara,
1045:messages from the unseen” that the great Alan Turing left behind at his death: Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition. ~ Jim Holt,
1046:Sexuality was a fluid, infinitely malleable and indefinite condition. It permeated the streets of London like the smell of pies and sweetmeats. ~ Peter Ackroyd,
1047:The greatest help to spiritual life is meditation. In meditation we divest ourselves of all material condition and feel our divine nature. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1048:Waiting, he thought, was the most miserable condition a man could find himself in. His whole life, he had been waiting for one thing or another. ~ Paul Russell,
1049:We never use the condition of the footballs as an excuse. We play with whatever or kick with whatever we have to use and that's the way it is. ~ Bill Belichick,
1050:A scientist may not be sure of the answer, but he's often sure he can find one. And that's a condition which is clearly not enjoyed by philosophy. ~ B F Skinner,
1051:As far as I am concerned, philosophic questioning is just as likely to make you confused and depressed as it is to improve your condition. ~ Christopher Paolini,
1052:A woman without a man -- a condition of 'manlessness' -- is defined as alone. But a single mother is less alone than the average housewife. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
1053:Eating natural foods, in their uncooked condition, when the cells are still alive, will bring an enormous sense of health and vitality to the system. ~ Sadhguru,
1054:He’d said when. Even in his beaten condition, he believed in whens and not ifs. She never should have doubted his strength ~ Veronica Rossi,
1055:I don't feel one's personal medical condition is everybody's business. It just isn't something you advertise, and it's not open to discussion. ~ Aretha Franklin,
1056:If the crucifixion of Christ can be made beautiful, then there is hope that all the ugliness of the human condition can be redeemed by its beauty. ~ Brian Zahnd,
1057:I was born human. But this was an accident of fate - a condition merely of time and place. I believe it's something we have the power to change. ~ Kevin Warwick,
1058:Oedipus had to abandon his certainty, his clarity, and supposed insight in order to become aware of the dark ambiguity of the human condition. ~ Karen Armstrong,
1059:The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter. ~ Willa Cather,
1060:The “symptom” theory goes as follows: An affair simply alerts us to a preexisting condition, either a troubled relationship or a troubled person. ~ Esther Perel,
1061:This idea of how everything is interconnected, and the impermanence of things.. It sums up the human condition to me, and it helps me on my path. ~ Jeff Bridges,
1062:We have reached a stage where we often pursue growth for growth’s sake, a condition that in medical terminology would simply be called cancer. ~ Frederic Laloux,
1063:What was there about the human condition that made us hold on to tragedy with such tenacity and easily forgo the happiness we could reach readily? ~ V C Andrews,
1064:Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order. ~ Johan Huizinga,
1065:And she said that her job as a writer of fiction was to report on the human condition, to tell us who we are and what we think and what we do. ~ Elizabeth Strout,
1066:Everyone says that I have no sense of humor, then I construct a perfectly sound pun around a well-known psychological condition, and it is ignored. ~ Eoin Colfer,
1067:I always used to say when I was on television that I prefer to be on stage and when on stage I prefer to do television. Typical human condition. ~ Penelope Keith,
1068:I do condition my hair with honey and beer. I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards, but it's very good for the hair. ~ Catherine Zeta Jones,
1069:If you are a true investor, it does not matter if the markets are going up or coming down. A true investor does well in any market condition. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
1070:I'm a sensitive guy; I respond to things that make my eyes well up a little bit, or make me root for people. I find the human condition interesting. ~ Fred Durst,
1071:It is a universal condition of the enjoyable that the mind must believe in the existence of a law, and yet have a mystery to move about in. ~ James Clerk Maxwell,
1072:Long exile from Christendom and civilization inevitably restores a man to that condition in which God placed him, i.e. what is called savagery. ~ Herman Melville,
1073:Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1074:Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires and satisfactions. Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
1075:Social Security is unsustainable because it is not meeting the first order condition of a Ponzi scheme, namely expanding the pool of suckers. ~ Walter E Williams,
1076:So far as freedom is concerned, it is of course true that freedom is commonly understood to be a necessary condition of moral responsibility. ~ Harry G Frankfurt,
1077:The Odyssey and Iliad say things about the human condition in ways we should re-acquaint ourselves with, and use as a prism to interpret though. ~ Robert Dessaix,
1078:The strongest guard is placed at the gateway to nothing,” he said. “Maybe because the condition of emptiness is too shameful to be divulged. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
1079:The world measures the government of a nation on the basis of its condition in its own country, on how strong their word is in their own country. ~ Narendra Modi,
1080:To be afraid is the miserable condition of a coward. To do wrong, or omit to do right from fear, is to superadd delinquency to cowardice. ~ David Dudley Field II,
1081:With compassion, we see benevolently our own human condition and the condition of our fellow beings. We drop prejudice. We withhold judgment. ~ Christina Baldwin,
1082:And judging by the condition I find Blake in, I might not be the only one suffering from the post-one-night-stand-that-turned-into-two-nights blues. ~ Marie Force,
1083:Competition on value must revolve around results. The results that matter are patient outcomes per unit of cost at the medical condition level. ~ Michael E Porter,
1084:For much of my life, I existed in a condition of regret, a regret that was contemporaneous with experience, and which sometimes preceded experience. ~ Greg Baxter,
1085:God's silences are His answers. If we only take as answers those that are visible to our senses, we are in a very elementary condition of grace. ~ Oswald Chambers,
1086:None that will come to Christ, let his condition be what it will, need to fear but that Christ will provide a place suitable for him in heaven. ~ Jonathan Edwards,
1087:Putting together a really strong unifying team was an absolute condition. When that fell away, I think that Michael [Gove] felt things had changed. ~ Dominic Raab,
1088:Really there was no deadlier combination than bookworm and megalomaniac. It was, for example, the crazed condition of many novelists and travelers. ~ Paul Theroux,
1089:The first condition of humaneness is a little humility and a little diffidence about the correctness of one's conduct and a little receptiveness. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1090:The happiness of man is devoid of chlorophyll no doubt because its specific condition is to evolve in the darkest and dankest caves of the heart. ~ Pierre Reverdy,
1091:Time is a fluid condition which has no existence except in the momentary avatars of individual people. There is no such thing as was - only is. ~ William Faulkner,
1092:tis the part of a truly prudent man not to be wise beyond his condition, but either to take no notice of what the world does, or run with it for company ~ Erasmus,
1093:true freedom was an internal condition not subject to the vagaries of politics. Freedom could not be owned. Therefore, it could not be appropriated. ~ Tom Robbins,
1094:How plain does it appear that there is not another condition of life so well suited for philosophising as this in which thou now happenest to be. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1095:In so far as the soul is a force residing in the body; it has therefore been said that the properties of the soul depend of the condition of the body. ~ Maimonides,
1096:I was aware that a quarter of the children in the country are born in poverty, and that the condition of public schools in California was disastrous. ~ Robert Hass,
1097:Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1098:Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
1099:Theater publicly reveals the human condition through appealing to both intellect and emotion. Architecture, whether lowly or exalted, can do the same. ~ Hugh Hardy,
1100:The future will be resplendent, and an untold number of souls will be saved, but on one condition: that your sons be devoted to the Blessed Virgin. ~ Dominic Savio,
1101:...the juvenile delinquent or JD being a conflation of race and age into a condition which gave those so afflicted a magic air of special danger. ~ Ian F Svenonius,
1102:The masters say if you create an auspicious condition in your body and your environment then meditation and realization will automatically arise. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche,
1103:...the word 'love' designates a subjective condition in which the welfare and happiness of another person are essential to one's own happiness. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1104:After centuries of conditioning of the female into the condition of perpetual girlishness called femininity, we cannot remember what femaleness is. ~ Germaine Greer,
1105:All of us can attain to Christian virtue and holiness, no matter in what condition of life we live and no matter what our life work may be. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
1106:A short story is a shard, a sliver, a vignette. It's a biopsy on the human condition but it doesn't have this capacity to think autonomously for itself. ~ Will Self,
1107:Because the world is in a sick condition and we are all somehow infected, against our will, even if we think we are whole in mind and soul and body. ~ Robert Graves,
1108:Europe is overpopulated, the world will soon be in the same condition, and if the self-reproduction of man is not rationalized... we shall have war. ~ Henri Bergson,
1109:For the greatest fool and rascal in creation there is yet a worse condition; and that is, not to know it, but to think himself a respectable man. ~ George MacDonald,
1110:How clearly I have seen my condition, yet how childishly I have acted. How clearly I still see it, and yet show no sign of improvement. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1111:How was I supposed to know that Bashkim’s past wasn’t a cold he could shake but a terminal condition? How was I supposed to know that everybody’s was? ~ Xhenet Aliu,
1112:If we know that the enemy is open to attack, but are unaware that our own men are not in a condition to attack, we have gone only halfway towards victory. ~ Sun Tzu,
1113:In less than a year, the Bush administration will strut out of office, leaving the country in roughly the same condition a toddler leaves a diaper. ~ Graydon Carter,
1114:Marriage, n. The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
1115:The truth, of course, is that the only necessary and sufficient condition for human beings to murder one another is the simple fact of being human. ~ Jeffrey Kluger,
1116:The very condition of Woman is so subject to Hazard, so complex, and so grievous, that to place her at one moment is but to displace her at the next. ~ Djuna Barnes,
1117:Dude, you're such a geek. And that's coming from an overweight Star Trek fan who scored a 5 on the AP Calculus test. So you know your condition is grave ~ John Green,
1118:Find someone to push him ever sunward.
There's always something you're not supposed to see but it is a condition of growing up that you will see it. ~ Don DeLillo,
1119:How could sincerity be a condition of friendship? A liking for the truth at all costs is a passion that spares nothing and that nothing can withstand. ~ Albert Camus,
1120:I had a chronic beer-face condition; no matter what I was drinking, I ended up looking like I'd just eaten a live tarantula. It was very sophisticated. ~ Anna Jarzab,
1121:It's as if she understood completely the condition of loneliness and how it undermines us all, forcing us to make choices that we know are wrong for us. ~ John Boyne,
1122:Malraux says art is our rebellion against man's fate.
La condition humaine is what I have never accepted. That is why I tried to create my own world. ~ Ana s Nin,
1123:Pop culture has none of the vibrancy that you find in the folk culture, where people speak directly to their own experience in the human condition. ~ Harry Belafonte,
1124:The country would be far better if the population were half as interested in keeping their minds in as good condition as they tried to keep their bodies. ~ John Saul,
1125:Children must be taught mathematics well in anywhere under every condition at every age and so we can have more rational, more logical societies! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1126:My first rule of travel is never to go to a place that sounds like a medical condition and Critz is clearly an incurable disease involving flaking skin. ~ Bill Bryson,
1127:People have a tendency to become elite rather than to care about the general conditions of the society, which makes me sick. It's an unbearable condition. ~ Ai Weiwei,
1128:Really. On one condition,” he counters. “What’s that?” I ask skeptically. “You have to trust me,” he states firmly. “Trust you how?” “Completely,” he says, ~ K Larsen,
1129:Sometimes things that are worth having are worth fixing up. Not everything comes in perfect condition, but it doesn’t mean it’s not the right one for you. ~ S M Reine,
1130:The condition of women’s wombs also directly reflects the condition of women’s minds, spirits, and actions. The womb is a storehouse of all our emotions. ~ Queen Afua,
1131:The fact that people are massed anonymously together may be in one sense an alienation, but in another sense it is a condition of their emancipation. ~ Terry Eagleton,
1132:There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of woman is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on only one wing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1133:There is no way to explain enlightenment. It is just a word to indicate something beyond, something very, very far beyond the normal human condition. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1134:When a show becomes a mega hit internationally, you lose a lot of privacy, you become a hider. It's not a human condition we are exposed to very often. ~ Steve Kanaly,
1135:All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors. ~ John Calvin,
1136:Complete liberty of contradicting and disproving our opinion, is the very condition which justifies us in assuming its truth for purposes of action. ~ John Stuart Mill,
1137:Generally speaking, we would make a good bargain by renouncing all the good that people say of us, upon condition they would say no ill. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1138:I also discovered I had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, a hormonal condition that can affect metabolism, fertility, and other reproductive dynamics. ~ Kennedy Ryan,
1139:I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic death or incurable insanity, or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition. ~ Mercedes McCambridge,
1140:If an emotion can’t change the condition or the situation you’re dealing with, it is likely an unhelpful emotion. Or, quite possibly, a destructive one. ~ Ryan Holiday,
1141:it meant standing truth on her head and denying perspective, the basic condition of all life, when one spoke of spirit and the good as Plato did. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1142:Man truly achieves his full human condition when he produces without being compelled by the physical necessity of selling himself as a commodity. ~ Ernesto Che Guevara,
1143:Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience. ~ Walter Lippmann,
1144:Speed, the fundamental condition of the activities of our day is the power of photography, indeed the modern art of today, the art of the split second. ~ Lisette Model,
1145:The Human Condition being, basically, that we’re alive and have access to beauty, can even erratically create it, but will someday be dead and will not. ~ Chad Harbach,
1146:This condition [irony] has nothing to do with writer's block, a psychological syndrome, which is one of the few I have not diagnosed for myself! ~ Shirley Geok lin Lim,
1147:This likely means the Torah of Deuteronomy, but it is not spelled out. Most spectacularly, there is only one condition spelled out … keep Sabbath! ~ Walter Brueggemann,
1148:A realistic recognition of the human condition is that it is corrupt beyond belief. What do you suppose would happen if the police all took a week off? ~ Frederick Lenz,
1149:As I come to understand Vietnam and what it implies about the human condition, I also realize that few humans will permit themselves such an understanding. ~ Alan Moore,
1150:Forget the soul. No such ghost in the machine. What happens to our mind befalls our body also. The condition of the body is also the state of the mind. ~ Salman Rushdie,
1151:I condition myself to believe that once the scene is done, once the movie is done, my job is done, and whatever happens after that is none of my business. ~ Johnny Depp,
1152:I, for one, will join in with anyone -- I don't care what color you are -- as long as you want to change this miserable condition that exists on this earth. ~ Malcolm X,
1153:I read novels for entertainment rather than for edification, so I tend not to read the sort of novels that are said to illuminate the human condition. ~ Richard Dawkins,
1154:Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style. ~ Maya Angelou,
1155:Peace as a positive condition of society, not merely as an interim between wars, is something so unknown that it casts no images on the mind's screen. ~ Denise Levertov,
1156:Power is tolerable only on condition that it mask a substantial part of itself. Its success is proportional to its ability to hide its own mechanisms. ~ Michel Foucault,
1157:power is tolerable only on condition that it masks a substantial part of itself. Its success is proportional to an ability to hide its own mechanisms. ~ Michel Foucault,
1158:Shit is the tofu of cursing and can be molded to whichever condition the speaker desires. Hot as shit. Windy as shit. I myself was confounded as shit... ~ David Sedaris,
1159:Shock is a merciful condition. It allows you to get through disaster with a necessary distance between you and your feelings, so you can get things done. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
1160:The condition of true naming, on the poet’s part, is his resigning himself to the divine aura which breathes through forms, and accompanying that. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1161:The fact that Longo himself was a skilled liar seemed to engender in him an ancillary condition in which he was distrustful of everyone else’s honesty. ~ Michael Finkel,
1162:The highest condition of the religious sentiment is when. . . the worshiper not only sees God everywhere, but sees nothing which is not full of God. ~ Harriet Martineau,
1163:There is nothing more futile, when dealing with this condition, than to act on the assumption that all Christians are identical in every respect. ~ D Martyn Lloyd Jones,
1164:Thus, we never see the true state of our condition till it is illustrated to us by its contraries, nor know how to value what we enjoy, but by the want of it. ~ Various,
1165:As an actress, I'm drawn to emotion and expressing the human condition in all its forms, and I'm fortunate to have thoughts and feelings at my fingertips. ~ Diane Keaton,
1166:A thinker cannot do other than convert his physical condition into the most highly intellectual of forms –this act of transformation is philosophy. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1167:Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition. ~ E O Wilson,
1168:Crossing a single street transformed the way people talked, determined the size and condition of the homes, the dimension and character of the dreams. ~ Colson Whitehead,
1169:From the first I saw no chance of bettering the condition of the freedman until he should cease to be merely a freedman and should become a citizen. ~ Frederick Douglass,
1170:I can't say this strongly enough, but our feelings about ourselves are actually the most important barometer for determining the condition of our lives! ~ Anita Moorjani,
1171:If I ever meet with the man who fulfills my ideal, I shall make it a condition of the marriage settlement, that I am to have chocolate under the pillow. ~ Wilkie Collins,
1172:In Nature there is no dirt, everything is in the right condition; the swamp and the worm, as well as the grass and the bird,-all is there for itself. ~ Berthold Auerbach,
1173:I sighed, he sighed, the wind and flowers sighed too. I think those marble statues sighed along as well, in their lack of understanding the human condition ~ V C Andrews,
1174:Remember that for every problem you face, Heaven has a divine prescription. God has a command of authority that you can bring against your present condition! ~ T D Jakes,
1175:Some patients, though conscious that their condition is perilous, recover their health simply through their contentment with the goodness of the physician. ~ Hippocrates,
1176:Sometimes things that are worth having are worth fixing up. Not everything comes in perfect condition, but it doesn’t mean it’s not the right one for you. ~ Dannika Dark,
1177:The first condition of happiness is that a man must find joy in his work. Unless the work brings joy, the tedium of an aimless life can be soul-destroying. ~ Ruskin Bond,
1178:The gospel confronts us with the hopelessness of our sinful condition. But we don't like what we see of ourselves in the gospel, so we shrink back from it. ~ David Platt,
1179:the natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster. strangely enough it all works out in the end... it's a mystery. ~ Tom Stoppard,
1180:These are pictures of the people in my family where we look like the most awkward and desperate folk you ever saw, poster children for the human condition. ~ Anne Lamott,
1181:The secret cause of all suffering,” he said, “is mortality itself, which is the prime condition of life. It cannot be denied if life is to be affirmed. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1182:The transformative power of love is not fully embraced in our society because we often wrongly believe that torment and anguish are our ‘natural’ condition. ~ Bell Hooks,
1183:The transformative power of love is not fully embraced in our society because we often wrongly believe that torment and anguish are our ‘natural’ condition. ~ bell hooks,
1184:This time I felt it was impossible that they could entertain further doubt as to my true condition. Alas, I did not yet know the blindness of orangutans! ~ Pierre Boulle,
1185:When you are feeling upset, angry, or sad, don’t blame another for your state of mind. Your condition is the result of your own opinions and interpretations. ~ Epictetus,
1186:Absence of noise is not a natural condition; all human senses require some input. If they are deprived of it, the mind manufactures its own substitutes. ~ Arthur C Clarke,
1187:At least a third of a woman's life is marked with aging; about a third of her body is made of fat. Both symbols are being transformed into operable condition ~ Naomi Wolf,
1188:But human withdrawal is a very painful and lonely process, because it forces us to face directly our own condition in all its beauty as well as misery. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
1189:I believe that we are conforming to the divine order and the will of Providence when we are doing even indifferent things that belong to our condition. ~ Francois Fenelon,
1190:I didn’t choose this life; I didn’t choose this horrible, horrible condition. But I get to choose how to live with it; I have to choose how to live with it. ~ Mark Manson,
1191:I have never quite understood - and this is no doubt my failing - I never quite understood why you would read fiction to understand the human condition. ~ Richard Dawkins,
1192:It appears from these letters that for some time past you have been arraying my old friends against me by spreading reports about my mental condition. ~ August Strindberg,
1193:No one can step twice into the same river, nor touch mortal substance twice in the same condition. By the speed of its change, it scatters and gathers again. ~ Heraclitus,
1194:That higher awakening is called God-consciousness. In that condition, you will see that all the objects of the world are your own universal self. ~ Krishnananda Saraswati,
1195:The absence and suppression of justice can only open the way for extremists to exploit such a condition to perpetrate acts of violence against innocents. ~ King Hussein I,
1196:Today, the general masses in this society are in this political-social condition that really encourages people to become rich and become a star and be unique. ~ Ai Weiwei,
1197:What interests me is love, sex, death, cruelty, compassion and the desire for meaning in an apparently godless universe. In other words the human condition. ~ Glen Duncan,
1198:While religions could not liberate humans from the agony of the human condition…they did provide an invaluable way to withdraw from the brink of madness ~ Jeremy Griffith,
1199:Democracy is not a mere consequence, a certain stage in the development of society. It is the condition on which the survival of productive forces depends. ~ Wei Jingsheng,
1200:For a long time, she wept, not so much for him and not at all for herself, but for the condition of all things and for the way the world could be but is not. ~ Dean Koontz,
1201:Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. ~ Thomas Szasz,
1202:Hmm,” Asklepios said. “What’s wrong with him?” “He’s dead,” Artemis said. “That’s a serious condition. It’s almost always fatal. But I’ll see what I can do. ~ Rick Riordan,
1203:In a truly global world, the renunciation of violent reprisal is bound to become, in a more and more obvious way, the indispensable condition of our survival. ~ Ren Girard,
1204:Slavery became the social condition of the laboring classes because it was felt that it was the natural condition of life itself. Omnis vita servitium est. ~ Hannah Arendt,
1205:The first 90% of the job takes 90% of the time. The remaining 10% of the job requires another 90% of the time. The first condition of immortality is death. ~ Stanislaw Lem,
1206:The karma of immediate availability is the condition of your awareness field. The karma of potentiality is what is stored inside you from your past lives. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1207:...the logic of the photograph is neither verbal nor syntactical, a condition which renders literary culture quite helpless to cope with the photograph. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
1208:The opulence of Wilde is a bit too florid for Sherlock, who is a much darker character, ... fascinated by the human condition, but also overwhelmed by it. ~ Rupert Everett,
1209:The whole point of war is to put women everywhere in that condition. It's always men against women, with the men only pretending to fight among themselves. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
1210:When I think of our condition, my heart is heavy. I see men of my own race treated as outlaws and driven from country to country, or shot down like animals. ~ Chief Joseph,
1211:Another condition can be attained ... a condition of ecstasy. A condition so far from what the people of planet Earth experience it's not even discussable. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1212:Crossing a single street transformed the way people talked, determined the size and condition of the homes, the dimension and character of the dreams. In ~ Colson Whitehead,
1213:... If in other respects the old condition of things be continued, and there be no discordance in their customs, men live peaceably with one another... ~ Niccol Machiavelli,
1214:Impatience is really a condition for people with control issues; people become impatient, and angry, when they find themselves in any situation beyond their control. ~ Zane,
1215:It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1216:It’s very simple,” said Ford, “my client, Mr. Dent, says that he will stop lying here in the mud on the sole condition that you come and take over from him. ~ Douglas Adams,
1217:Moi, je ne tiens pas les rancunes et j'avoue tout, complaisamment : pour l'autocritique, je suis doué, à la condition qu'on ne prétende pas me l'imposer. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1218:No matter how thoroughly a person may have learned the Greek alphabet, he will never be in a condition to repeat it backwards without further training. ~ Hermann Ebbinghaus,
1219:[On his 83rd birthday] Physical condition or advancing of age are not obstacles to a perfect life. God does not look at external things but at the soul. ~ Pope John Paul II,
1220:Solitude lies at the lowest depth of the human condition. Man is the only being who feels himself to be alone and the only one who is searching for the Other. ~ Octavio Paz,
1221:That day has come. God is now dealing with us in a new way. Our badness is no longer the obstacle to blessing. Nor is our goodness the condition for blessing. ~ Larry Crabb,
1222:The mere holding of slaves, therefore, is a condition having per se nothing of moral character in it, any more than the being a parent, or employer, or ruler ~ Samuel Morse,
1223:Thus we never see the true state of our condition till it is illustrated to us by its contraries, nor know how to value what we enjoy, but by the want of it. ~ Daniel Defoe,
1224:Unhappiness is really an incorrect way of seeing. When we are unhappy we don't see life as it really is. We are in a condition of veiled light, of shadows. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1225:Uniform application of laws may be as dangerous as administering all prescribed medicines to every person in a society irrespective of his health condition. ~ Awdhesh Singh,
1226:We are all broken by something. We all have hurt someone and have been hurt. We share the condition of brokenness even if our brokenness is not equivalent ~ Bryan Stevenson,
1227:What is it in the human condition that tries to impose our own view onto others, without the ability, capacity, propensity, to receive somebody else's openly? ~ Wim Wenders,
1228:All we need is good will, and we have to start working in a way that considers each other's interests [with U.S]. In my view, this is a mandatory condition. ~ Vladimir Putin,
1229:A man is a man to the extent that he is a superman. A man should be defined by the sum of those tendencies which impel him to surpass the human condition. ~ Gaston Bachelard,
1230:A perfect equality not only of the self, but in the nature is a condition of the Yoga of self-perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Perfection of Equality,
1231:Crony capitalism is essentially a condition in which... public officials are giving favours to people in the private sector in payment of political favours. ~ Alan Greenspan,
1232:For me, comedy is a day-to-day report on the human condition. It's what's happening right now. I get maybe 20 minutes of my act straight from the newspaper. ~ Elayne Boosler,
1233:I must cite an intrinsic condition of the universe. We set forth in any direction which seems convenient; each leads to the same place: the end of the universe. ~ Jack Vance,
1234:It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1235:No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent. ~ William Ellery Channing,
1236:Taming the financial markets and winning back democratic control over them is the central condition for creating a new social balance in Germany and Europe. ~ Sigmar Gabriel,
1237:The condition of humankind is not good, in the sense that the illusory prisons we create for ourselves through our desires and our frustrations are unhappy. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1238:The exodus from the flood valley of the Nile, the end of foreign enslavement, was presented by the Bible writers as the condition of becoming fully Israelite. ~ Simon Schama,
1239:There can be no vacuum in the human heart. Certain demolitions take place, and it is right they should, on condition that they are followed by reconstructions. ~ Victor Hugo,
1240:There is no vacuum in the human heart. Certain demolitions take place, and it is well that they do, but on condition that they are followed by reconstructions. ~ Victor Hugo,
1241:Was she pregnant then?' asked Assad. Judging by the number of family members in his photos, it was a feminine condition with which he was quite familiar. ~ Jussi Adler Olsen,
1242:We can condition our bodies and minds to happiness with the five practices of letting go, inviting positive seeds, mindfulness, concentration, and insight. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1243:You can give me no greater consolation nor render greater service to your neighbor than to place yourself in a condition to serve him for a long time ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
1244:At an early age, it seems to be a part of the human condition to rebel against some type of authority as our perceptions of the world change with experience. ~ Michael W Ford,
1245:He had learned that as there is no condition in which man can be happy and entirely free, so there is no condition in which he need be unhappy and lack freedom. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1246:In a self-betraying condition, how we present ourselves unavoidably becomes of the focus of our concern, and we mistakenly confuse it with how we really are. ~ C Terry Warner,
1247:In moments when things don’t go your way or something isn’t said just the way you wish it had been said, the condition of your heart is revealed for all to see. ~ Bill Hybels,
1248:I was very concerned that President Bush is still trying to frighten or scare the American people with respect to the condition of the Social Security system. ~ Paul Sarbanes,
1249:One could say it is our destiny, our fate within the human condition to always hold onto hope of redemption even if it is the last thread that connects us to life. ~ Joe Hart,
1250:Our condition never satisfies us; the present is always the worst. Though Jupiter should grant his request to each, we should continue to importune him. ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
1251:People ask, “Why is there poverty in the world?” It’s a silly question. Poverty is the default human condition. It is the factory preset of this mortal coil. ~ Jonah Goldberg,
1252:Racism—the need to ascribe bone-deep features to people and then humiliate, reduce, and destroy them—inevitably follows from this inalterable condition. In ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
1253:Sometime you just need to be silent, have a drink and crack a smile or somethin', because the human condition, in general, is just overwhelming in so many ways. ~ Cornel West,
1254:Tell yourself, “I’m in condition right now to begin. I can’t gain a thing by putting it off. I’ll use the ‘get ready’ time and energy to get going instead. ~ David J Schwartz,
1255:The bloodied angel must have one hell of a reputation because despite his condition, the perfectly healthy and beefy Burnt slams his sword back into his sheath. He ~ Susan Ee,
1256:The leader’s job is to show the way. The bottom line is that you can’t tell anything about the condition of the way if you've not traveled on it yourself! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1257:This new condition, this unwilled silence, had fallen over him ten days ago. The day Cass had gone into the hospital. The day she had fallen into a coma. ~ Pseudonymous Bosch,
1258:Thus, we never see the true state of our condition till it is illustrated to us by its contraries, nor know how to value what we enjoy, but by the want of it.  ~ Daniel Defoe,
1259:If you do the same thing every day at the same time for the same length of time, you'll save yourself from many a sink. Routine is a condition of survival. ~ Flannery O Connor,
1260:In the actual condition of medical science, the physician mostly plays the part of simple spectator of the sad episodes which his profession furnishes him. ~ Francois Magendie,
1261:I think you have to live inside your contradictions and find a way to accept that that's the human condition - to be forced to live in contradiction. ~ Alison Hawthorne Deming,
1262:Just as Love is the divine condition, so solitude is the human condition. And for those who understand the miracle of life, those two states peacefully coexist. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1263:Locke blinked and cursed his condition; he’d heard sailors talk of “dry drunk”—the stupidity, weakness, and irritability that seized a man in great want of water ~ Scott Lynch,
1264:The natural condition of the modern conservative movement is to always be in a state of revolution. Conservatives are, by definition, uncomfortable with power. ~ Craig Shirley,
1265:Barbarisation may be defined as a cultural process whereby an attained condition of high value is gradually overrun and supersededby elements of lower quality. ~ Johan Huizinga,
1266:But the condition of wife had enclosed her in a sort of glass container, like a sailboat sailing with sails unfurled in an inaccessible place, without the sea. ~ Elena Ferrante,
1267:He could see how this liberating condition could grow progressive. How in the face of an end game there was virtually no limit to what did not matter. Returned ~ Lionel Shriver,
1268:If the condition of things which we were made for is not yet, what were any reality which we can substitute? We will not be shipwrecked on a vain reality. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1269:If the universe had a beginning, its beginning, by the very condition of the cases, was supernatural; the laws of Nature cannot account for their own origin. ~ John Stuart Mill,
1270:I know she’s young, but she’s old enough to know that such blatant bumpwatching is just about the rudest thing you can do to someone in my concave condition. ~ Megan McCafferty,
1271:In short, Anarchism means a condition or society where all men and women are free, and where all enjoy equally the benefits of an ordered and sensible life. ~ Alexander Berkman,
1272:Justice is a commodity which in a more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
1273:Liberty in thought and action is the only condition of life, growth and well-being: Where it does not exist, the man, the race, and the nation must go down. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1274:loneliness is endemic to the human condition, and it is more intense in our society, where we are taught to call our loneliness “freedom of the individual. ~ William H Willimon,
1275:Love is the admiration and cherishing of the amiable qualities of the beloved person, upon the condition of yourself being the object of their action. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
1276:Only time might help, time which surrendered all secrets but only on the inexorable condition, as far as he could tell, that the secret could no longer be used. ~ James Baldwin,
1277:...peace and joy can be there permanently, but the condition of this permanence is that one should have the constant contact or indwelling of the Divine..
   ~ The Mother, [T5],
1278:Reconciliation with our enemies is simply a desire to better our condition, a weariness of war, or the fear of some unlucky thing from occurring. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1279:The fact that you survived is a condition that may weaken your interpretation of the properties of the survival, including the shallow notion of “cause. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
1280:The physician himself, if sick, actually calls in another physician, knowing that he cannot reason correctly if required to judge his own condition while suffering. ~ Aristotle,
1281:The secret is to create the condition for change, a process that sometimes takes decades, and then use certain men as pivot points, a fulcrum to move history. ~ Robert Ferrigno,
1282:Thus we never see the true State of our Condition, till it is illustrated to us by its Contraries; nor know how to value what we enjoy, but by the want of it. It ~ Daniel Defoe,
1283:To get nostalgic about other people's music, or even about your own, makes a terrible statement about the condition of your life and your prospects for the future. ~ Neil Peart,
1284:An ambassador is a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given an office by the Administration on condition that he leave the country. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
1285:At times people who are extremely sad become lighthearted for the most trivial reasons, merely to obtain the relief furnished by the exactly opposite condition. ~ Naguib Mahfouz,
1286:Condition a woman (or a man) to value submission above all other attitudes and you will produce a character type whose most readily expressed emotion will be sadness. ~ Sam Keen,
1287:Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
1288:He had learned that as there is no condition in which man can be happy and entirely free, so there is no condition in which he need be unhappy and lack freedom. He ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1289:Holiness, then, is not necessary as a condition of salvation—that would be salvation by works—but as a part of salvation that is received by faith in Christ. The ~ Jerry Bridges,
1290:I held my heart back from positively accepting anything, since I was afraid of another fall, and in this condition of suspense I was being all the more killed. ~ Saint Augustine,
1291:Man is a special being, and if left to himself, in an isolated condition, would be one of the weakest creatures; but associated with his kind, he works wonders. ~ Daniel Webster,
1292:Men seldom rise from low condition to high rank without employing either force or fraud, unless that rank should be attained either by gift or inheritance. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli,
1293:Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound. ~ Fulke Greville,
1294:That a majority of women do not wish for any important change in their social and civil condition, merely proves that they are the unreflecting slaves of custom. ~ Lydia M Child,
1295:The body should be kept in good health and condition and trained to obey the orders of the mind, rather than to rule the mind, as is so often the case. ~ William Walker Atkinson,
1296:The condition in extreme is identifiable but the less obvious version of addiction is still painful and arguably worse because we simply adapt to living in pain. ~ Russell Brand,
1297:The poet knows himself only on the condition that things resound in him, and that in him, at a single awakening, they and he come forth together out of sleep. ~ Jacques Maritain,
1298:The primary paradox of Christianity is that the ordinary condition of man is not his sane or sensible condition; that the normal itself is an abnormality. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
1299:The soul is "torn apart in a painful condition as long as it prefers the eternal because of its Truth but does not discard the temporal because of familiarity. ~ Saint Augustine,
1300:This is what you learned in college," the narrator tells you early on. "A man desires the satisfaction of his desire; a woman desires the condition of desiring. ~ Pam Mu oz Ryan,
1301:We are all broken by something. We have all hurt someone and have been hurt. We all share the condition of brokenness even if our brokenness is not equivalent. ~ Bryan Stevenson,
1302:We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual mental attitude the person who corresponds to those conditions. ~ Thomas Troward,
1303:At first alienists describes this condition as “moral insanity” and those who exhibited the disorder as “moral imbeciles.” They later adopted the term “psychopath”. ~ Erik Larson,
1304:Emerence was spontaneously good, unthinkingly generous, able to reveal her orphaned condition only to another orphan, but never giving voice to her utter loneliness. ~ Magda Szab,
1305:His real job—the job that the Owners paid him for—was to be an observer of the human condition as it was so richly displayed from day to day within these walls. ~ Neal Stephenson,
1306:Life was so amazing and rich, and yet so equally full of disappointment and heartache. Such was the human condition—a continuous struggle to overcome obstacles. ~ Andrew Peterson,
1307:The President is not squaring with the American people as to the seriousness of our nation's fiscal condition. It is time for people to stand up and tell the truth. ~ Kent Conrad,
1308:There must be sophistry in all this; but the condition of a slave confuses all principles of morality, and, in fact, renders the practice of them impossible. ~ Harriet Ann Jacobs,
1309:This is a misapplication of deductive reasoning – attempting to derive the particulars of the human condition from a particular theory of what humans are like. ~ Daniel L Everett,
1310:Thus one can see in the Negro church to-day, reproduced in microcosm, all the great world from which the Negro is cut off by color-prejudice and social condition. ~ W E B Du Bois,
1311:...I could not wish anything better than to be associated with my friend in one of those singular adventures which were the normal condition of his existence. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
1312:In fact, not knowing is a necessary condition of writing for me. I don't know how else to reach something unexpected. I have to be as in the dark as my characters. ~ Marisa Silver,
1313:It has been an easy, and a popular expedient of late years, to deny the personal or real existence of men and things whose life and condition were too much for our belief. ~ Homer,
1314:It is not easy to talk about a condition once dismissed as ‘the career women’s disease’. But women will continue to suffer until we realise the cost of ignoring it ~ Hilary Mantel,
1315:I was competitive in the ring and hip-hop is competitive too... I think rappers condition themselves like boxers, so they all kind of feel like they're the champ. ~ Curtis Jackson,
1316:Marriage is a psychological condition, not a civil contract and a license. Once a marriage is dead, it is dead, and it begins to stink faster than a dead fish. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1317:The condition of Lake Erie, to which Professor Barry Commoner, among others, has drawn attention, should serve as a sufficient warning. Another decade or two, ~ Ernst F Schumacher,
1318:The first condition of happiness is that a man must find joy in his work. Unless the work brings joy, the tedium of an aimless life can be soul-destroying. Something ~ Ruskin Bond,
1319:The philosopher's lecture room is a 'hospital': you ought not to walk out of it in a state of pleasure, but in pain; for you are not in good condition when you arrive. ~ Epictetus,
1320:For nature by the same cause, provided it remain in the same condition, always produces the same effect, so that either coming-to-be or passing-away will always result. ~ Aristotle,
1321:It is the condition of our present state to see more than we can attain; the exactest vigilance and caution can never maintain a single day of unmingled innocence. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1322:Jesus Christ raised women above the condition of mere slaves, mere ministers to the passions of the man, raised them by His sympathy, to be Ministers of God. ~ Florence Nightingale,
1323:la pensée n’étant pas soumise à la condition spatiale, sa forme n’est aucunement «localisable» ; c’est dans l’ordre subtil qu’elle se situe, non dans l’ordre corporel. ~ Ren Gu non,
1324:Religions are like glow-worms: they need darkness in order to shine. A certain degree of general ignorance is the condition for the existence of any religion. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
1325:The Hindu Aryan Open Defecation Syndrome of India is a physical condition taking place on both ends, the anal and the oral; the cause thereof is pure theological. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
1326:The scientific study of Nature tends not only to correct and ennoble the intellectual conceptions of man; it serves also to ameliorate his physical condition. ~ John William Draper,
1327:The world of time, of space and condition, pleasure and pain, birth, growth, maturation, decay and death, spinning, spinning, spinning this world, always spinning. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1328:We all have to lead double lives, not just celebrities. The face we put on publicly with our jobs and certain situations. I think that's part of the human condition. ~ Greg Kinnear,
1329:We continue to blame the poor for their own condition. They are lazy. We do not want to know that the poorest of the poor are toddlers under three years of age. ~ Madeleine M Kunin,
1330:We crave, we deeply yearn for, release from the limitations of a dogma that declares separation, disunity, and judgment to be the essential condition of life. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
1331:Where I come from, voicelessness is the condition of my gender, as normal as the bosoms on a woman’s chest, as necessary as the next generation growing inside her belly. ~ Etaf Rum,
1332:As you meditate, you will find that consciousness itself will move you beyond time and space and condition into a larger, vaster, more beautiful state of awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1333:Death? Why all this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition to life, not an evil. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
1334:Don’t predict the condition of the entire day by the state of the morning. You don’t judge a book by its cover. A cloudy morning is no guarantee for a rainy day! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1335:insides the moment Lotho stated his condition. Daemon kissed like he was staking a claim, but he already had me—all of me. My heart. My soul. My whole being. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
1336:Let a man try faithfully, manfully to be right; he will grow daily more and more right. It is at bottom the condition on which all men have to cultivate themselves. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
1337:Liberty is the first condition of growth. It is wrong, a thousand times wrong, if any of you dares to say, 'I will work out the salvation of this woman or child. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1338:Maybe we're about to radically change the operating system of the human condition. If so, then this would be a really good time to make backups of our civilization. ~ Bruce Sterling,
1339:More than ever knowing in his fragile bones that it was the duty of men who aspired to the condition of humanity to protect children and kill for them if necessary. ~ Paulette Jiles,
1340:Only towards the end of this process are any of the chapters in fully readable condition, a state of affairs that used to alarm my wife. But Joan's got used to it. ~ Fred Saberhagen,
1341:The closer two people stand to each other inwardly, the more readily they become for each other the condition under which alone their two beings find expression. ~ Lou Andreas Salom,
1342:The Kabbalah says if we have not fulfilled our condition during one life, we must commence another... until we have acquired the condition that fits our reunion with God. ~ M J Rose,
1343:The reality of the human condition is such that, according to Porter (and I agree), we must “salvage our fragments of happiness” out of life’s inevitable sufferings. ~ Gary L Thomas,
1344:There exists in man a mass of sense lying in a dormant state, and which, unless something excites it to action, will descend with him, in that condition,to the grave. ~ Thomas Paine,
1345:there is no such condition in human affairs as absolute truth. There is only truth as people see it, and truth, even in fact, may be kaleidoscopic in its variety. The ~ Pearl S Buck,
1346:The social relations of capitalism have penetrated slowly into all spheres of life to make wage labour the general condition of existence only in fairly recent times. ~ David Harvey,
1347:A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries. ~ Gro Harlem Brundtland,
1348:Contemplation is that condition of alert passivity, in which the soul lays itself open to the divine Ground within and without, the immanent and transcendent Godhead. ~ Aldous Huxley,
1349:Every man who has ever been earnest to preserve his higher or poetic faculties in the best condition, has been particularly inclined to abstain from animal food ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1350:Free speech is a sign of a strong first-person plural, which enables people who disagree over fundamental things to live together in a condition of mutual toleration. ~ Roger Scruton,
1351:Here, all this time, Less thought he was merely a bad writer. A bad lover, a bad friend, a bad son. Apparently the condition is worse; he is bad at being himself. ~ Andrew Sean Greer,
1352:If one were to be a person of value that value could not be a condition subject to hazards of fortune. It had to be a quality that could not change. No matter what. ~ Cormac McCarthy,
1353:O wearisome condition of humanity! Born under one law, to another bound; Vainly begot and yet forbidden vanity; Created sick, commanded to be sound. ~ Fulke Greville 1st Baron Brooke,
1354:People who are mean or unkind or rigid - think about it - cannot laugh at themselves. If we can't laugh at ourselves and the human condition, we're going to be mean. ~ Eileen Brennan,
1355:The best example of all, to me, that our problems are both personal and cultural and political and social is the whole condition of the middle class economically. ~ William J Clinton,
1356:The development of the free individual is, we have said, the first condition for the development of the perfect society. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Civilisation and Barbarism,
1357:The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh. ~ Rumi,
1358:The most common misunderstanding I encounter is that the good life is a stable state or condition. Wrong. The good life is only achieved through constant readjustment. ~ Rolf Dobelli,
1359:All for each, and each for all, is a good motto; but only on condition that each works with might and main to so maintain himself as not to be a burden to others. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1360:Happiness is a condition which can be prepared for and cultivated. It’s that ability to control our own inner experience that will determine the quality of our lives. ~ Taylor Pearson,
1361:He also had a condition that was referred to as granulated eyelids and it caused him to blink more than usual, as if he found creation slightly more than he could accept. ~ Ron Hansen,
1362:I am really fascinated by self-sabotage. I think that there's not a person I know who doesn't fall victim to it. It's essential to the human condition, and relatable. ~ Kit Williamson,
1363:If I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often. It’s a mysterious condition. It’s much like the life of a Catholic nun. You’re married to a mystery. ~ Leonard Cohen,
1364:If you look at the human condition today, not everyone is well fed, has access to good medical care, or the physical basics that provide for a healthy and a happy life. ~ Ralph Merkle,
1365:It is absolutely imperative that we protect, preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it. ~ David R Brower,
1366:It wasn’t simply his choosing to be alone that kept him that way; it was almost a condition of his existence. The feeling that he was an outsider had always been there. ~ Terry Brooks,
1367:Life is a glorious opportunity, if it is used to condition us for eternity. If we fail in this, though we succeed in everything else, our life will have been a failure. ~ Billy Graham,
1368:The greatest part of mankind ... are given up to labor, and enslaved to the necessity of their mean condition; whose lives are worn out only in the provisions for living. ~ John Locke,
1369:The modesty of women, which, in its most primitive form among animals, is based on sexual periodicity, is, with that periodicity, an essential condition of courtship. ~ Havelock Ellis,
1370:There's been periods of broadcasts in the past where you could see all ages of entertainers, ranging from George Burns to Shirley Temple. That's not the condition now. ~ Merle Haggard,
1371:The Sermon on the Mount is law, not grace, for it demands as the condition of blessingMt 5:3-9 that perfect character which grace, through divine power,