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daily ::: a. --> Happening, or belonging to, each successive day; diurnal; as, daily labor; a daily bulletin. ::: n. --> A publication which appears regularly every day; as, the morning dailies.

daily flogged. In the 5th the dread Watchers dwell, those eternally silent Grigori “who, with their


aberration ::: n. --> The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.
A partial alienation of reason.
A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the observer&

A :::hanging_man ::: is a candlestick shape that often appears at the end of an uptrend. It has a short real body, little or no upper wick and a long lower wick. A hanging man represents a large sell-off early in the trading day, which sends the price plunging, before buyers push the price back to somewhere near the opening price. Investors often read a hanging man as a sign that the bulls are beginning to lose control and that the asset may soon enter a downtrend. A hanging man also be part of a continuation of the bullish trend. In that case, the hanging man tells the story of a large number of bears dumping their stock too early and short-sellers picking the wrong time to short. Intraday charts, popular among day traders, show more hanging men than daily charts do. Day traders pay more attention to hanging men than other investors do.

Acceptable Daily Intake ::: An estimate of the daily exposure dose that is likely to be without deleterious effect even if continued exposure occurs over a lifetime.

A day_trader ::: executes short and long trades to capitalize on intraday market price action resulting from temporary supply and demand inefficiencies. A day trader often closes all trades before the end of the trading day, so not to hold open positions overnight. Day traders' effectiveness may be limited by the bid-ask spread, trading commissions, as well as expenses for real-time news feeds and analytics software. Successful day trading requires extensive knowledge and experience. Day traders employ a variety of methods to make trading decisions. Some traders employ computer trading models that use technical analysis to calculate favorable probabilities, while some trade on their instinct. A day trader is more concerned with price action characteristics of a stock itself, unlike investors who use fundamental data to analyze the long-term growth potential of a company to decide whether to buy, sell or hold its stock. Price volatility and average day range are critical to a day trader. A security must have sufficient price movement for a day trader to achieve a profit. Volume and liquidity are also crucial because entering and exiting trades quickly is vital to capturing small profits per trade. Securities with a small daily range or light daily volume would not be of interest to a day trader.

Aims too sublime for Nature’s daily will:

Alavaka. Name of a man-eating ogre (P. yakkha; S. YAKsA) whose conversion by the Buddha is described in PAli materials. Alavaka dwelt in a tree near the town Alavi and had been granted a boon by the king of the yakkhas that allowed him to eat anyone who came into the shadow of his tree. Even the sight of the ogre rendered the bodies of men as soft as butter. His tree was surrounded by a stout wall and covered with a metal net. Above it lay the sky passage to the HimAlaya mountains traversed by those who possessed supernatural powers. Ascetics seeing the strange abode would descend out of curiosity, whereupon Alavaka would ask them knotty questions about their beliefs. When they could not answer, he would penetrate their hearts with his mind and drive them mad. Alavaka is most famous for the promise he extorted from the king of Alavi, whom he captured while the monarch was on a hunting expedition. In order to save his life, the king promised to supply the ogre regularly with a human victim. The king first delivered convicted criminals for sacrifice, but when there were no more, he ordered each family to supply one child at the appointed time. Pregnant women fearing for their unborn infants fled the city, until after twelve years, only one child, the king's own son, remained. The child was duly made ready and sent to the ogre. The Buddha knew of the impending event and went to the ogre's abode to intervene. While Alavaka was absent, the Buddha sat upon the ogre's throne and preached to his harem. Informed of the Buddha's brazenness, Alavaka returned and attacked the Buddha with his superpowers to remove him from the throne, but to no avail. The Buddha only left when politely asked to do so. Still unwilling to admit defeat, the ogre invited the Buddha to answer questions put to him. So skillfully did the Buddha answer that Alavaka shouted for joy and then and there became a stream-enterer (SROTAAPANNA; P. sotApanna). When the king's entourage delivered the young prince for sacrifice, Alavaka, ashamed of his past deeds, surrendered the boy to the Buddha, who in turn handed him back to the king's men. Because he was handed from one to another, the boy was known as Hatthaka (Little Hand, or Handful) and in adulthood became one of the chief lay patrons of the Buddha. When the populace heard of the ogre's conversion, they were overjoyed and built a shrine for him, where they offered flowers and perfumes daily. Alavaka is named in the AtAnAtiyasutta as one of several yaksas who may be entreated for protection against dangers.

alb ::: n. --> A vestment of white linen, reaching to the feet, an enveloping the person; -- in the Roman Catholic church, worn by those in holy orders when officiating at mass. It was formerly worn, at least by clerics, in daily life.

A line_graph ::: that displays the intraday movements of a given security. This contrasts to longer term charts, such as those that show a security’s movement over a period of days, months, or even years. Daily charts may also refer to charts that show each bar or trading session as a single day rather than a week or month.

Aliyah Bet ::: (Heb. Secondary Immigration or Clandestine Immigration) Term used to refer to underground Jewish immigration efforts carried out (mostly by ship) in the last few years of the British mandate over Palestine when Jewish immigration quotas were significantly reduced despite the ongoing daily horrors of the Holocaust in Europe. (See also Exodus)

Always and everywhere the power of mantras and incantations has been recognized. Orators use mantras — they call them slogans — with instinctive knowledge of their efficacy, and set afloat phrases that stir the public mind and strongly influence events. Often in daily conversation we instinctively forbear to speak a name or a word, though we would make no objection to writing it.

(angels) that accompany the sun on its daily

(angels) that follow the sun on its daily course.

antevAsika. [alt. antevAsī] (T. nye gnas; C. jinzhu dizi; J. gonju deshi; K. kŭnju cheja 近住弟子). In PAli and Sanskrit, a "pupil" who dwells with a teacher. A monk who loses his preceptor (P. upajjhAya; S. UPADHYAYA) while still in need of "guidance" (P. NISSAYA; S. NIsRAYA) must seek instruction and training under another qualified master. This new master is called the ACARIYA (S. ACARYA), or "teacher," and the monk is then designated an antevAsika, or "pupil." The same relationship pertains between the antevAsika and the Acariya as between a *SARDHAVIHARIN (P. saddhivihArika) and an upajjhAya, and it is described as being like that of a son and father. Accordingly, the pupil is required to serve the daily needs of his teacher, by, for example, providing him with water, washing and preparing his robes and alms bowl, cleaning his residence, accompanying him on journeys, attending him when he is sick, and so forth. As part of his responsibilities toward the teacher, if the teacher should begin to entertain doubts about the doctrine or his ability to practice, the pupil is to try to dispel them. If the teacher should commit a grave offense against the rules of the saMgha, the pupil is supposed to try to prevail upon his teacher to go before the saMgha to receive its judgment. An antevAsika requires the permission of his Acariya to attend to others, to accompany others on alms round (PIndAPATA), to seek instruction from others, etc. The antevAsika is required to seek pardon from his Acariya for any wrongdoing, and may be expelled for bad behavior. A fully ordained monk (P. bhikkhu; S. BHIKsU) must remain under the guidance (nissaya) of either his upajjhAya or an Acariya or for a minimum of five years from the time of his ordination. A monk may be required to live under nissaya for a longer period, or for his whole life, if he is unable to become competent in DHARMA and VINAYA.

Arnold, Edwin. (1832-1904). Sir Edwin Arnold was educated at Oxford and served as principal of a government college in Pune, India, from 1856 to 1861, during which time he studied Indian languages and published translations from the Sanskrit. He eventually returned to England, due primarily to the death of a child and his wife's illness. Upon his return, he became a writer for The Daily Telegraph newspaper, where he was appointed chief editor in 1873. He wrote his most famous work, The Light of Asia, during this period. After leaving his editorial position, he traveled widely in Asia, especially in Japan, and published popular accounts of his travels. Although largely forgotten today, The Light of Asia was in its own time a foundational text for anyone in the English-speaking world interested in Buddhism. First published in 1879, The Light of Asia was a poetic rendering of the life of the Buddha. Arnold used as his chief source a French translation of the LALITAVISTARA, one of the more ornate and belletristic Indian biographies of the Buddha. Arnold, however, added his own embellishments and deployed important scenes from the life of the Buddha differently than had previous authors in order to intensify the narrative. Despite the animosity it aroused in many Christian pulpits, the book was a favorite of Queen Victoria, who subsequently knighted Arnold. Although it has long been rendered obsolete, The Light of Asia played a seminal role in introducing the history and belief systems of Buddhism to the West. Arnold also played an important role in rallying support worldwide for the restoration of the important Buddhist pilgrimage site of BODHGAYA, the place where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. He and Reverend SUMAnGALA sent a petition to the Queen of England requesting permission to buy the land and the temple from the Hindus and restore the neglected site. Although unsuccessful, his efforts eventually came to fruition after Indian independence in 1949, when the Indian government returned control of BodhgayA to the Buddhists.

A run ::: in technical analysis, is a series of consecutive price movements that occur in the same direction for a particular security, sector, or index. A run is constituted by a prolonged uptrend or downtrend, characterized by repeated daily gains or losses. For example, if a stock’s price increased each day for five trading sessions, it would be said to be in a bull run, which may also be referred to as a rally. A bear run would consist of consecutive down days. Runs that appear in certain sequences, such as a bear run followed immediately by a bull run, are often used with charting strategies as signals to identify technical levels for entry or exit from a trade. When looking at a run, traders should consider the underlying volume behind the move as an indicator of the strength of the run. Traders may also want to consider other factors surrounding the move, including other technical indicators and chart patterns.

Asambhavana: Spiritual doubt; this is one of the three Pratibandhas that stand in the way of Self-realisation. This is a kind of doubt; improbability; impossibility of thought; “I know quite well that the Upanishads are uniform in proclaiming the oneness of the Absolute. But, how can that be in the face of the potent distinctiveness of Isvara, Jiva and the universe?” This is the kind of doubt that arises in the minds of the aspirants. This is removed by Manana or reflection. This is one of the three Bhavanas; vain thought; this is the kind of doubt as to how Brahman which is Akarta and Abhokta can become a Karta and a Bhokta as seen in the case of Jivas for practical purposes in daily life.

Asterism Constellations in general, but more specifically applied to the divisions in the zodiac, which in ancient thought were believed to hold special significance. Also applied to the lunar mansions or divisions of the ecliptic, each being 13 1/2 degrees or 1/27 of 360 degrees, representing approximately the average daily progress of the moon in ecliptic longitude. The original number of lunar asterisms is said to have been 27, but another was added, represented on the lunar zodiac by a smaller division. This arrangement of 28 is divided into lucky and unlucky halves. As the first mansion in the Hindu system is dedicated to Krittika, the Pleiades, it is believed that this arrangement of lunar mansions was made at least before 2000 BC. According to the allegorical stories, King Soma, the moon, married 27 daughters of Daksha and divided his time among them.

A thought entertained by one person may pass inwardly through planes of consciousness until it reaches a point where minds are no longer separate, and from thence it may travel outwardly to the brain of another person. It may even be said that what we require is not so much an explanation of thought transference as an explanation of why thoughts are so seldom transferred — why our minds are so separate; and the explanation is the concentration of each individual’s normal daily consciousness upon affairs immediately concerning himself. This clothes the individual in a mental shell of interests, around which rush the radiatory influences emanating from the thinker. Universality of sympathy therefore is the key to successful telepathic communication.

Atithi-yajna: Entertaining and feeding of the guests; one of the Pancha-maha-yajnas or daily duties enjoined upon the householder.

Baizhang qinggui. (J. Hyakujo shingi; K. Paekchang ch'onggyu 百丈清規). In Chinese, "Baizhang's Rules of Purity"; a monastic code distinctive to the CHAN school, attributed to the eminent Tang dynasty monk BAIZHANG HUAIHAI; the text is no longer extant, but it is abridged in the CHANMEN GUISHI. According to later Song-dynasty accounts, Baizhang wrote this QINGGUI ("pure rules") for the new monastery that he had helped establish on Mt. Baizhang. This monastery is considered by the Chan tradition to be the first independent Chan institution, and its unique monastic code is thus a symbol of the school's emancipation from the regulations of the Indian VINAYA tradition. The Baizhang qinggui is said to have emphasized the role of the abbot within monastic administration, the precedence of ordination age over monastic rank, and the importance of communal labor. The code also divides the Chan monastic institution into ten administrative offices and provides a general outline of the daily ritual activities in the monastery. This story of the promulgation of the code can be found in the biography of Baizhang in the SONG GAOSENG ZHUAN and JINGDE CHUANDENG LU, as well as in the preface attributed to Yang Yi (968-1024) in the 1335 edition of the Baizhang guishi. Whether Baizhang's monastic codes were ever compiled in written form, and if so, whether they bore this title, remain matters of scholarly controversy.

Ba Khin, U. (1899-1971). Influential lay Burmese teacher of insight meditation (S. VIPAsYANA; P. VIPASSANA). Born to a working-class family in Rangoon, U Ba Khin was educated in Christian middle and high schools. Married with six children, he began his career as a government clerk during the British colonial period, later becoming accountant general of independent Burma. He began practicing vipassanA in 1937 under the guidance of Saya Thet Gyi, a lay meditation teacher and disciple of the Burmese monk LEDI SAYADAW. He explored several styles of tranquility (P. samatha, S. sAMATHA) and insight meditation and eventually developed his own technique of vipassanA by drawing on his own experiences. The method he devised focuses on physical sensations (VEDANA), beginning at the crown of the head and continuing throughout the body; his approach is considered to be especially effective in producing states of deep concentration (SAMADHI). In 1941, U Ba Khin met the famous meditation teacher Webu Sayadaw, who encouraged him to teach his meditation technique to others. He began teaching small groups informally and eventually, while accountant general, taught vipassanA to his staff. Under his influence, the government of Burma instituted a policy of encouraging civil servants to practice meditation as part of their daily routine. In 1952, U Ba Khin established the International Meditation Centre in Rangoon, where he taught meditation and began holding intensive ten-day vipassanA retreats on a regular basis. After his retirement from government service in 1953, he devoted all of his time to promoting vipassanA practice. He also played an active role in the sixth Buddhist council (see COUNCIL, SIXTH), held in Rangoon from 1954-1956. His style of vipassanA is one of the most widely disseminated techniques internationally, and his disciples include such well-known meditation teachers as S. N. Goenka.

daily ::: a. --> Happening, or belonging to, each successive day; diurnal; as, daily labor; a daily bulletin. ::: n. --> A publication which appears regularly every day; as, the morning dailies.

daily flogged. In the 5th the dread Watchers dwell, those eternally silent Grigori “who, with their

bedehouse ::: n. --> An almshouse for poor people who pray daily for their benefactors.

Same as Beadhouse.

BhadracarīpranidhAna. (T. Bzang po spyod pa'i smon lam; C. Puxian pusa xingyuan zan; J. Fugen bosatsu gyogansan; K. Pohyon posal haengwon ch'an 普賢菩薩行願讚). In Sanskrit, "Vows of Good Conduct," the last section of the GAndAVYuHA in the AVATAMSAKASuTRA and one of the most beloved texts in all of MahAyAna Buddhism; also known as the SamantabhadracarīpranidhAnarAja. The BhadracarīpranidhAna focuses on the ten great vows (PRAnIDHANA) taken by SAMANTABHADRA to realize and gain access to the DHARMADHATU, which thereby enable him to benefit sentient beings. The ten vows are: (1) to pay homage to all the buddhas, (2) to praise the tathAgatas, (3) to make unlimited offerings, (4) to repent from one's transgressions in order to remove karmic hindrances (cf. KARMAVARAnA), (5) to take delight in others' merit, (6) to request the buddhas to turn the wheel of dharma (DHARMACAKRAPRAVARTANA), (7) to request the buddhas to continue living in the world, (8) always to follow the teachings of the Buddha, (9) always to comply with the needs of sentient beings, and (10) to transfer all merit to sentient beings for their spiritual edification. The text ends with a stanza wishing that sentient beings still immersed in evil be reborn in the PURE LAND of AMITABHA. The text was translated into Chinese in 754 by AMOGHAVAJRA (705-774). Other Chinese recensions appear in the Wenshushili fayuan jing ("Scripture on the Vows made by MANJUsRĪ"), translated in 420 by BUDDHABHADRA (359-429), which corresponds to the verse section from Ru busiyi jietuo jingjie Puxian xingyuan pin, the last roll of the forty-roll recension of the Huayan jing translated by PRAJNA in 798. (There is no corresponding version in either the sixty- or the eighty-roll translations of the Huajan jing.) The verses are also called the "Précis of the Huayan jing" (Lüe Huayan jing), because they are believed to constitute the core teachings of the AvataMsakasutra. In the main Chinese recension by Amoghavajra, the text consists of sixty-two stanzas, each consisting of quatrains with lines seven Sinographs in length, thus giving a total number of 1,736 Sinographs. In addition to the sixty-two core stanzas, Amoghavajra's version adds ten more stanzas of the Bada pusa zan ("Eulogy to the Eight Great Bodhisattvas") from the Badapusa mantuluo jing ("Scripture of the MAndALAs of the Eight Great Bodhisattvas") (see AstAMAHABODHISATTVA; AstAMAHOPAPUTRA). Buddhabhadra's version consists of forty-four stanzas with 880 Sinographs, each stanza consisting of a quatrain with lines five Sinographs in length. PrajNa's version contains fifty-two stanzas with each quatrain consisting of lines seven sinographs in length. There are five commentaries on the text attributed to eminent Indian exegetes, including NAGARJUNA, DIGNAGA, and VASUBANDHU, which are extant only in Tibetan translation. In the Tibetan tradition, the prayer is called the "king of prayers" (smon lam gyi rgyal po). It is incorporated into many liturgies; the opening verses of the prayer are commonly incorporated into a Tibetan's daily recitation.

Bhur Bhuvah Svah (Sanskrit) Bhūr Bhuvaḥ Svaḥ The names of the first three of the seven lokas (worlds) of this kosmos, meaning literally earth, midworld or astral world, and heaven world; the three great vyahritis or mystical utterances pronounced after Om by every Brahmin in commencing his daily prayers.

Bhutayajna: An offering to the sub-human creatures; one of the five daily sacrificial rites enjoined on the Hindu householder.

Bhuvas (Sanskrit) Bhuvas [plural of bhūr from the verbal root bhū to become, grow into being, spring forth] The air, the atmosphere; the third of the four sacred words uttered by Brahmins when beginning their daily devotions: Om, bhur bhuvah svah.

Birkat Kohanim [also spelled Cohanim] (&

Bodawpaya. (r. 1782-1819). Burmese king and sixth monarch of the Konbaung dynasty (1752-1885). Originally known as Badon Min, he was the fourth son of Alaungpaya (r. 1752-1760), founder of the dynasty, and ascended to the throne through usurpation. His official regnal title was Hsinpyumyashin, "Lord of Many White Elephants"; the name by which he is most commonly known, Bodawpaya, "Lord Grandfather," is a posthumous sobriquet. Immediately upon becoming king in 1782, he began construction of a new capital, AMARAPURA, and convened a conclave of abbots, known as the THUDHAMMA (P. Sudhamm) council, to oversee a reform of the Burmese SAMGHA. In 1784, he conquered the kingdom of Arakan and transported its colossal palladium, the MAHAMUNI image of the Buddha (see ARAKAN BUDDHA), to Amarapura and enshrined it in a temple to the north of the city. Later, in 1787 he dispatched a Buddhist mission to Arakan to bring the Arakanese THERAVADA saMgha into conformity with Thudhamma standards. In 1791 Buddhist missions were sent from the capital to forty-two cities around the realm, each equipped with Thudhamma handbooks and newly edited copies of the Buddhist canon (tipitaka; S. TRIPItAKA). The missions were charged with the threefold task of defrocking unworthy monks, disestablishing local monastic fraternities, and reordaining worthy monks from these local groups into a single empire-wide monastic order under Thudhamma control. In conjunction with this policy of saMgha unification, a standardized syllabus for monastic education was promulgated and monks and novices throughout the realm were thenceforth required to pass state-administered PAli examinations or to leave the order. That same year (1791), Bodawpaya retired from the palace, placing the daily affairs of the kingdom in the hands of his son, the crown prince. While retaining ultimate royal authority, he donned the robes of a mendicant and took up residence at Mingun, some fifteen miles north of Amarapura on the opposite bank of the Irrawaddy River. There, he oversaw for several years the construction of the great Mingun pagoda, which, if it had been completed, would have been the largest pagoda in the world. The labor force for this project, numbering some twenty thousand people, was conscripted from the vanquished kingdom of Arakan. Strict and austere in temperament, Bodawpaya was quick to suppress heresy and banned the use of intoxicants and the slaughter of cattle, on penalty of death. He was enamored of Hindu science and sent several missions to India to acquire Brahmanical treatises on medicine, alchemy, astrology, calendrics, and what he hoped would be original Indian recensions of Buddhist scriptures. His missions reached BODHGAYA and returned with models of the main shrine and maps of its environs, which were used to create a miniature replica of the site at Mingun. He appointed Indian brAhmanas to refine court punctilio and attempted to reform the Burmese calendar along Indian lines. The calendar reforms were rejected by monastic leaders and this rebuff appears to have caused the king to become increasingly critical of the monkhood. Toward the end of his reign, Bodawpaya defrocked the Thudhamma patriarch, declaring the dispensation (P. sAsana; S. sASANA) of Gotama (GAUTAMA) Buddha to be extinct and its saMgha therefore defunct. This attempt to disestablish the Burmese saMgha met with little success outside the capital and was later abandoned. Bodawpaya's military campaigns against Arakan and Assam extended the borders of the Burmese empire to the frontiers of the British East India Company. The cruelty of Bodawpaya's rule in Arakan created an influx of refugees into British territory, who were regularly pursued by Burmese troops. Although British diplomacy kept tensions with the Burmese kingdom under control throughout Bodawpaya's reign, the stage was set for eventual military conflict between the two powers and the subsequent British conquest of Burma in three wars during the nineteenth century.

Bragi is synonymous with spiritual intuition which, united with the mind (Loki), is the means of human liberation. His consort, the goddess Idun, daily gives the gods the apples of immortality.

breviary ::: n. --> An abridgment; a compend; an epitome; a brief account or summary.
A book containing the daily public or canonical prayers of the Roman Catholic or of the Greek Church for the seven canonical hours, namely, matins and lauds, the first, third, sixth, and ninth hours, vespers, and compline; -- distinguished from the missal.

Brotherhood Human beings, in common with all other entities in the universe, are inseparable members of a spiritual unity; and the illusion of eternally separate selves, and therefore equally permanent individual and diverse interests, is due to an ignorance of fundamental facts in nature. “If the action of one reacts on the lives of all, and this is the true scientific idea, then it is only by all men becoming brothers and all women sisters, and by all practising in their daily lives true brotherhood and true sisterhood, that the real human solidarity, which lies at the root of the elevation of the race, can ever be attained” (Key 234).

Brother(s) of the Shadow ::: A term given in occultism and especially in modern esotericism to individuals, whether men or women,who follow the path of the shadows, the left-hand path. The term "shadow" is a technical expression andsignifies more than appears on the surface: i.e., the expression is not to be understood of individuals wholive in actual physical obscurity or actual physical shadows, which literalism would be simply absurd;but applies to those who follow the path of matter, which from time immemorial in the esoteric schoolsin both Orient and Occident has frequently been called shadow or shadows. The term originally arose,without doubt, in the philosophical conception of the word maya, for in early Oriental esotericism maya,and more especially maha-maya, was a term applied in one of its many philosophical meanings to thatwhich was contrary to and, indeed, in one sense a reflection of, light. Just as spirit may be considered tobe pure energy, and matter, although essentially crystallized spirit, may be looked upon as the shadowworld or vehicular world in which the energy or spirit or pure light works, just so is maya, as the garmentor expression or sakti of the divine energy, the vehicle or shadow of the divine side of nature, in otherwords its negative or nether pole, as light is the upper or positive pole.The Brothers of the Shadow are therefore those who, being essentially of the nature of matter,instinctively choose and follow the path along which they are most strongly drawn, that is, the path ofmatter or of the shadows. When it is recollected that matter is but a generalizing term, and that what thisterm comprises actually includes an almost infinite number of degrees of increasing ethereality from thegrossest physical substance, or absolute matter, up to the most ethereal or spiritualized substance, weimmediately see the subtle logic of this technical term -- shadows or, more fully, the Path of theShadows, hence the Brothers of the Shadow.They are the so-called black magicians of the Occident, and stand in sharp and notable contrast with thewhite magicians or the Sons of Light who follow the pathway of self-renunciation, self-sacrifice,self-conquest, perfect self-control, and an expansion of the heart and mind and consciousness in love andservice for all that lives. (See also Right-hand Path)The existence and aims of the Brothers of the Shadow are essentially selfish. It is commonly, buterroneously, supposed that the Brothers of the Shadow are men and women always of unpleasant ordispleasing personal appearance, and no greater error than this could possibly be made. Multitudes ofhuman beings are unconsciously treading the path of the shadows and, in comparison with thesemultitudes, it is relatively only a few who self-consciously lead and guide with subtle and nefastintelligence this army of unsuspecting victims of maya. The Brothers of the Shadow are often highlyintellectual men and women, frequently individuals with apparent great personal charm, and to theordinary observer, judging from their conversation and daily works, are fully as well able to "quotescripture" as are the Angels of Light!

(b) Seriousness, the inner state of respect or politeness (kung). With respect to daily affairs, it is expressed in care, vigilance, attention, etc., and with respect to the laws of the universe, it is expressed in sincerity (ch'eng), especially toward the Reason (li) of things. "Seriousness is the basis of moral cultivation, the essence of human affairs, just as sincerity is the way of Heaven." It is "to straighten one's internal life and righteousness (i) is to square one's external life." It means "unity of mind and absolute equanimity and absolute steadfastness." (Neo-Confucianism.) -- W.T.C.

call ::: “All Yoga is in its nature a new birth; it is a birth out of the ordinary, the mentalised material life of man into a higher spiritual consciousness and a greater and diviner being. No Yoga can be successfully undertaken and followed unless there is a strong awakening to the necessity of that larger spiritual existence. The soul that is called to this deep and vast inward change, may arrive in different ways to the initial departure. It may come to it by its own natural development which has been leading it unconsciously towards the awakening; it may reach it through the influence of a religion or the attraction of a philosophy; it may approach it by a slow illumination or leap to it by a sudden touch or shock; it may be pushed or led to it by the pressure of outward circumstances or by an inward necessity, by a single word that breaks the seals of the mind or by long reflection, by the distant example of one who has trod the path or by contact and daily influence. According to the nature and the circumstances the call will come.” The Synthesis of Yoga

call ::: Sri Aurobindo: "All Yoga is in its nature a new birth; it is a birth out of the ordinary, the mentalised material life of man into a higher spiritual consciousness and a greater and diviner being. No Yoga can be successfully undertaken and followed unless there is a strong awakening to the necessity of that larger spiritual existence. The soul that is called to this deep and vast inward change, may arrive in different ways to the initial departure. It may come to it by its own natural development which has been leading it unconsciously towards the awakening; it may reach it through the influence of a religion or the attraction of a philosophy; it may approach it by a slow illumination or leap to it by a sudden touch or shock; it may be pushed or led to it by the pressure of outward circumstances or by an inward necessity, by a single word that breaks the seals of the mind or by long reflection, by the distant example of one who has trod the path or by contact and daily influence. According to the nature and the circumstances the call will come.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

CALL. ::: The soul may arrive in different ways to the initial departure. It may come to it by its own natural development which has been leading it unconsciously towards the awaken- ing ; it may reach it through (he influence of a religion or the attraction of a philosophy ; it may approach it by a slow illumi- nation or leap to it by the pressure of outward circumstances or by an inward necessity, by a single word that breaks the seals of the mind or by long reflection, by the distant example of one who has trod the path or by contact and daily influence.

Calorie supply per capita daily – The calories available to the people of a country. This is based on the total food supply produced and imported, divided by the population and the number of days in a year.

CaryAgītikosa. (T. Spyod pa'i glu'i mdzod). In Sanskrit, "Anthology of Songs on Practice"; a collection of fifty songs, dating from the eighth through the twelfth centuries, that represent some of the oldest examples of specifically tantric literature written in an Indian vernacular language (see APABHRAMsA). The manuscript was discovered in Nepal in 1907 and published in 1916, and contained four sections. The first section in the collection, CaryAcaryAbhiniscaya, was written in the Bengali vernacular, while the three other sections were written in Eastern ApabhraMsa, a late Middle Indic dialect from the Bengal region. The original manuscript of the CaryAgītikosa contained sixty-nine folios, which included the fifty songs, with exegeses in Sanskrit. By the time of the text's rediscovery, however, five folios were lost, leaving sixty-four folios containing the text of forty-six full songs and the first six lines of another ten-lined song. The names of twenty-three different authors are ascribed to the songs themselves; the authorship of the Sanskrit commentary to the Bengali songs is attributed to Munidatta. The songs were handed down orally before they were committed to writing, and even today they are sung in the Buddhist communities of Nepal, Tibet, and other neighboring areas of the HimAlayas. Most of the songs deal with gaining release from the bondage of the illusory world and enjoying the great bliss of enlightenment, by employing worldly similes drawn from marriage and such daily activities as fermenting wine and rowing a boat.

Cells ::: In solid waste disposal, holes where waste is dumped, compacted, and covered with layers of dirt on a daily basis.

Chandrayana-vrata: This is an observance in which, beginning with 15 morsels of food on a full-moon day, a person lessens them one by one daily, until he takes no food on the new moon day; and again increases them one by one till he reaches the same 15 morsels on the next full-moon day.

chat "chat, messaging" Any system that allows any number of logged-in users to have a typed, real-time, on-line conversation via a {network}. The medium of {chat} is descended from {talk}, but the terms (and the media) have been distinct since at least the early 1990s. {talk} is prototypically for a small number of people, generally with no provision for {channels}. In {chat} systems, however, there are many {channels} in which any number of people can talk; and users may send private (one-to-one) messages. Some early chat systems (in use 1998) include {IRC}, {ICQ} and {Palace}. More recent alternatives include {MSN Messenger} and {Google Talk}. Chat systems have given rise to a distinctive style combining the immediacy of talking with all the precision (and verbosity) that written language entails. It is difficult to communicate inflection, though conventions have arisen to help with this. The conventions of chat systems include special items of jargon, generally abbreviations meant to save typing, which are not used orally. E.g. {BCNU}, {BBL}, {BTW}, {CUL}, {FWIW}, {FYA}, {FYI}, {IMHO}, {OT}, {OTT}, {TNX}, {WRT}, {WTF}, {WTH}, {"g"}, {"gr&d"}, {BBL}, {HHOK}, {NHOH}, {ROTFL}, {AFK}, {b4}, {TTFN}, {TTYL}, {OIC}, {re}. Much of the chat style is identical to (and probably derived from) {Morse code} jargon used by ham-radio amateurs since the 1920s, and there is, not surprisingly, some overlap with {TDD} jargon. Most of the jargon was in use in {talk} systems. Many of these expressions are also common in {Usenet} {news} and {electronic mail} and some have seeped into popular culture, as with {emoticons}. The {MUD} community uses a mixture of {emoticons}, a few of the more natural of the old-style {talk mode} abbreviations, and some of the "social" list above. In general, though, MUDders express a preference for typing things out in full rather than using abbreviations; this may be due to the relative youth of the MUD cultures, which tend to include many touch typists. Abbreviations specific to MUDs include: {FOAD}, ppl (people), THX (thanks), UOK? (are you OK?). Some {BIFF}isms (notably the variant spelling "d00d") and aspects of {ASCIIbonics} appear to be passing into wider use among some subgroups of MUDders and are already pandemic on {chat} systems in general. See also {hakspek}. {Suck article "Screaming in a Vacuum" (}. (2006-05-31)

Ch'obalsim chagyong mun. (初發心自警文). In Korean, "Personal Admonitions to Neophytes Who Have First Aroused the Mind," a primer of three short texts used to train Korean postulants and novices in the basics of Buddhist morality and daily practice, compiled during the middle of the Choson dynasty (1392-1910). The title of the primer is constructed by combining elements from its three constituent texts: (1) POJO CHINUL's (1158-1210) Kye ch'osim hagin mun ("Admonitions to Neophytes"), a vade mecum for monastic conduct directed to novices, monks, and SoN monks residing in the meditation hall; (2) WoNHYO's (617-686) PALSIM SUHAENG CHANG ("Arouse Your Mind and Practice") (-balsim is the first two Sinographs in the title of Palsim suhaeng chang); and (3) Yaun Kagu's (fl. c. 1376) Chagyong or Chagyong mun ("Self-Admonitions"), a set of ten behavioral codes to follow in religious development. The Ch'obalsim Chagyong mun continues today to be among the very first works read by male and female postulants in the monastic community.

chore ::: n. --> A small job; in the pl., the regular or daily light work of a household or farm, either within or without doors.
A choir or chorus. ::: v. i. --> To do chores.

circadian rhythms ::: Variations in physiological functions that occur on a daily basis.

commissariat ::: n. --> The organized system by which armies and military posts are supplied with food and daily necessaries.
The body of officers charged with such service.

Culagosingasutta. (C. Niujiaosuoluolin jing; J. Gokakusararingyo; K. Ugaksararim kyong 牛角娑羅林經). In PAli, "Shorter Discourse in Gosinga Park"; the thirty-first sutta in the MAJJHIMANIKAYA (a separate SARVASTIVADA recension appears as the 185th sutra in the Chinese translation of the MADHYAMAGAMA; there is also a recension of uncertain affiliation that appears without title in the Chinese translation of the EKOTTARAGAMA). The Buddha visits the eminent monks, Anuruddha (S. ANIRUDDHA), Nandiya, and Kimila while the three are residing in the Gosinga grove. The monks describe to him how they carry out their daily activities in cooperation with one another and the Buddha praises them for their harmonious lifestyle, declaring it to be an adornment to the grove.

Daf Yomi ::: (Heb. Daily Page) Refers to the learning of one page of Talmud a day, an idea of Rabbi Meir Schapiro's to bring Talmud to the masses.

dailies ::: pl. --> of Daily

dailiness ::: n. --> Daily occurence.

Daochuo. (J. Doshaku; K. Tojak 道綽) (562-645). Chinese monk and putative second patriarch of the JINGTU (pure land) tradition; also known as Chan Master Xihe (West River). Daochuo was a native of Bingzhou in present-day Shanxi province. He left home at an early age and studied the MAHAPARINIRVAnASuTRA. According to legend, in 609, Daochuo is said to have been inspired by TANLUAN's epitaph to continue the latter's efforts to further PURE LAND thought and practice. Daochuo is then said to have devoted himself to the practice of NIANFO, the invocation of the name of the buddha AMITABHA, and the daily recitation of the SUKHAVATĪVYuHASuTRA. Daochuo is perhaps more famous than even Tanluan for advocating the practice of recitation of the Buddha's name (NIANFO) over all other practices. He is also known for using small beans (xiaodou) to keep count of the number of recitations; some believe his habit of using counting beans is the origin of rosaries (JAPAMALA) in China. The influential pure land treatise ANLE JI is attributed to Daochuo.

Đạo Hạnh. (道行) (died 1117). Vietnamese monk, popularly known as Từ Đạo Hạnh; CHAN master and thaumaturge, whose miraculous exploits have captured the imagination of Vietnamese Buddhists for centuries. His personal name was Từ Lộ. The Thièn Uyẻn Tập Anh relates that as a young man he was a free spirit who harbored great aspirations. He befriended people of various social backgrounds and was a serious student, passing the royal examination for tăng quan (monk officers). After his father was killed by a sorcerer, Đạo Hạnh went to Mount Từ Sơn to live in seclusion and devoted himself to chanting the "Great Compassion" DHARAnĪ (see DABEI ZHOU) daily. After chanting it 108,000 times, he gained magical powers and avenged his father's death. He later began to wander to various Buddhist monasteries in search of enlightenment; eventually, under the guidance of Sùng Phạm (1004-1087), he gained realization. He is said to have tamed mountain snakes and wild beasts, burned his finger to pray for rain, and blessed water with mantras to cure disease. It is believed that Đạo Hạnh used his magical powers to reincarnate himself as the son of King Lý Nhan Tông (r. 1072-1127) and was eventually enthroned as King Lý Thàn Tông (r. 1128-1138). In northern Vietnam, the story of Đạo Hạnh is still reenacted during festivals.

database management system "database" (DBMS) A suite of programs which typically manage large structured sets of persistent data, offering ad hoc query facilities to many users. They are widely used in business applications. A database management system (DBMS) can be an extremely complex set of software programs that controls the organisation, storage and retrieval of data (fields, records and files) in a database. It also controls the security and integrity of the database. The DBMS accepts requests for data from the application program and instructs the operating system to transfer the appropriate data. When a DBMS is used, information systems can be changed much more easily as the organisation's information requirements change. New categories of data can be added to the database without disruption to the existing system. Data security prevents unauthorised users from viewing or updating the database. Using passwords, users are allowed access to the entire database or subsets of the database, called subschemas (pronounced "sub-skeema"). For example, an employee database can contain all the data about an individual employee, but one group of users may be authorised to view only payroll data, while others are allowed access to only work history and medical data. The DBMS can maintain the integrity of the database by not allowing more than one user to update the same record at the same time. The DBMS can keep duplicate records out of the database; for example, no two customers with the same customer numbers (key fields) can be entered into the database. {Query languages} and {report writers} allow users to interactively interrogate the database and analyse its data. If the DBMS provides a way to interactively enter and update the database, as well as interrogate it, this capability allows for managing personal databases. However, it may not leave an audit trail of actions or provide the kinds of controls necessary in a multi-user organisation. These controls are only available when a set of application programs are customised for each data entry and updating function. A business information system is made up of subjects (customers, employees, vendors, etc.) and activities (orders, payments, purchases, etc.). Database design is the process of deciding how to organize this data into record types and how the record types will relate to each other. The DBMS should mirror the organisation's data structure and process transactions efficiently. Organisations may use one kind of DBMS for daily transaction processing and then move the detail onto another computer that uses another DBMS better suited for random inquiries and analysis. Overall systems design decisions are performed by data administrators and systems analysts. Detailed database design is performed by database administrators. The three most common organisations are the {hierarchical database}, {network database} and {relational database}. A database management system may provide one, two or all three methods. Inverted lists and other methods are also used. The most suitable structure depends on the application and on the transaction rate and the number of inquiries that will be made. Database machines are specially designed computers that hold the actual databases and run only the DBMS and related software. Connected to one or more mainframes via a high-speed channel, database machines are used in large volume transaction processing environments. Database machines have a large number of DBMS functions built into the hardware and also provide special techniques for accessing the disks containing the databases, such as using multiple processors concurrently for high-speed searches. The world of information is made up of data, text, pictures and voice. Many DBMSs manage text as well as data, but very few manage both with equal proficiency. Throughout the 1990s, as storage capacities continue to increase, DBMSs will begin to integrate all forms of information. Eventually, it will be common for a database to handle data, text, graphics, voice and video with the same ease as today's systems handle data. See also: {intelligent database}. (1998-10-07)

database management system ::: (database) (DBMS) A suite of programs which typically manage large structured sets of persistent data, offering ad hoc query facilities to many users. They are widely used in business applications.A database management system (DBMS) can be an extremely complex set of software programs that controls the organisation, storage and retrieval of data (fields, the database. The DBMS accepts requests for data from the application program and instructs the operating system to transfer the appropriate data.When a DBMS is used, information systems can be changed much more easily as the organisation's information requirements change. New categories of data can be added to the database without disruption to the existing system.Data security prevents unauthorised users from viewing or updating the database. Using passwords, users are allowed access to the entire database or subsets of group of users may be authorised to view only payroll data, while others are allowed access to only work history and medical data.The DBMS can maintain the integrity of the database by not allowing more than one user to update the same record at the same time. The DBMS can keep duplicate records out of the database; for example, no two customers with the same customer numbers (key fields) can be entered into the database.Query languages and report writers allow users to interactively interrogate the database and analyse its data.If the DBMS provides a way to interactively enter and update the database, as well as interrogate it, this capability allows for managing personal databases. available when a set of application programs are customised for each data entry and updating function.A business information system is made up of subjects (customers, employees, vendors, etc.) and activities (orders, payments, purchases, etc.). Database and how the record types will relate to each other. The DBMS should mirror the organisation's data structure and process transactions efficiently.Organisations may use one kind of DBMS for daily transaction processing and then move the detail onto another computer that uses another DBMS better suited for data administrators and systems analysts. Detailed database design is performed by database administrators.The three most common organisations are the hierarchical database, network database and relational database. A database management system may provide one, most suitable structure depends on the application and on the transaction rate and the number of inquiries that will be made.Database machines are specially designed computers that hold the actual databases and run only the DBMS and related software. Connected to one or more accessing the disks containing the databases, such as using multiple processors concurrently for high-speed searches.The world of information is made up of data, text, pictures and voice. Many DBMSs manage text as well as data, but very few manage both with equal common for a database to handle data, text, graphics, voice and video with the same ease as today's systems handle data.See also: intelligent database. (1998-10-07)

Dazu shike. (大足石刻). In Chinese, "Dazu rock carvings"; a series of Chinese religious sculptures and carvings located on the steep hillsides of Dazu County, in Sichuan province near the city of Chongqing. The Dazu grottoes are considered one of the four greatest troves of rock sculptures in China, along with the LONGMEN grottoes in LUOYANG, the MOGAO Caves in DUNHUANG, and the YUNGANG grottoes in Shanxi province. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999, the Dazu rock carvings consist of seventy-five sites, all under state protection, which contain some fifty thousand statues, along with epigraphs and inscriptions numbering over one hundred thousand inscribed Sinographs. There are five sites that are particularly large and well preserved: Baodingshan (Treasure Peak Mountain), Beishan (North Mountain), Nanshan (South Mountain), Shizhuanshan (Rock-Carving Mountain), and Shimenshan (Stone-Gate Mountain). Among the five major sites, the grottoes on Baodingshan and Nanshan are the largest in scale, the richest in content, and the most refined in artistic skill, although other sites are also noteworthy for their many statues integrating Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism. The earliest carvings of the Dazu grottoes were begun in the early seventh century during the Tang dynasty, but the main creative period began in the late ninth century, when Wei Junjing, the prefect of Changzhou, initiated the carvings on Beishan. Even after the collapse of the Tang dynasty, his example continued to be emulated by local gentry, government officials, Buddhist monks and nuns, and ordinary people. From the late Tang dynasty through the reign of the Song Emperor Gaozong (r. 1127-1131), some ten thousand sculptures of Buddhist figures were carved at the site in varied styles. The most famous carving on Beishan is a Song-dynasty statue of GUANYIN (AVALOKITEsVARA). In the twelfth century, during the Song dynasty, a Buddhist monk named Zhao Zhifeng began to work on the sculptures and carvings on Baodingshan, dedicating seventy years of his life to the project. He produced some ten thousand Buddhist statues, as well as many carvings depicting scenes from daily life that bear inscriptions giving religious rules of behavior, teaching people how to engage in correct moral action. Along with EMEISHAN, Baodingshan became one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Sichuan. Although the Dazu grottoes primarily contain Buddhist statues, they also include Daoist, Confucian, and historical figures, as well as many valuable inscriptions describing people's daily lives, which make the Dazu grottoes unique. The Yungang grottoes, created during the fourth and fifth centuries, represent an early stage of Chinese cave art and were greatly influenced by Indian culture. The Longmen grottoes, begun in the fifth century, represent the middle period of cave art, blending Indian and Chinese characteristics. The Dazu grottoes represent the highest level of grotto art in China and demonstrate breakthroughs in both carving technique and subject matter. They not only provide outstanding evidence of the harmonious synthesis of Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism in Chinese local religious practice but also mark the completion of the localization process of China's grotto art, reflecting great changes and developments in China's folk religion and rock carvings. The Dazu grottoes are thus remarkable for their high aesthetic quality, their rich diversity of style and subject matter (including both secular and religious topics), and the light that they shed on everyday life in China.

Death occurs not from a lack of life, but because the ceaseless motion of the vital essence is wearing out the body. The senility of old age means that certain elements are already drifting in the reverse current that is setting towards the other side of the veil. With the last heartbeat, the dying person is vitally aware of a detailed panorama of his passing life as the field of experience which he is to harvest in the inner world he is about to be born into. The atoms of his body, freed from his spiritual cohering force, separate actively, each to find its appropriate field of action in nature’s kingdoms. The adept, while still living in the world, has so far conquered death by self-conquest that he can use his developed spiritual will to enter into and consciously function in the realms of spiritual beings. Paul’s mystical saying “I die daily,” is true of the initiate who steadily transmutes some degree of his selfish personality to vitalize his higher nature.

death, to whom God daily gives orders as to the

Devayajna: One of the five daily sacrificial rites enjoined on all householders, in which oblations are offered to various deities.

Dharmodgata. (T. Chos 'phags; C. Faqi pusa; J. Hoki bosatsu; K. Popki posal 法起菩薩). In Sanskrit, "Elevated Dharma," or "Dharma Arising," the name of a BODHISATTVA whom the AVATAMSAKASuTRA describes as residing in the Diamond (S. VAJRA) Mountains. According to the Chinese translations of the AvataMsakasutra, Dharmodgata lives in the middle of the sea in the Diamond Mountains (C. Jingangshan; J. KONGoSAN; K. KŬMGANGSAN), where he preaches the dharma to his large congregation of fellow bodhisattvas. The AstASĀHASRIKĀPRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ also says that Dharmodgata (his name there is transcribed as C. Tanwujian, J. Donmukatsu, and K. Tammugal) preaches the PRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ three times daily at the City of Fragrances (S. Gandhavatī; C. Zhongxiangcheng; J. Shukojo; K. Chunghyangsong), now used as the name of one of the individual peaks at the Korean KŬMGANGSAN. Since the Chinese Tang dynasty and the Korean Silla dynasty, East Asian Buddhists have presumed that Dharmodgata resided at the Diamond Mountains, just as the bodhisattva MANJUsRĪ lived at WUTAISHAN. In his HUAYAN JING SHU, CHENGGUAN's massive commentary to the AvataMsakasutra, Chengguan explicitly connects the sutra's mention of the Diamond Mountains to the Kŭmgangsan of Korea. At Kŭmgangsan, there are many place names associated with Dharmodgata and several legends and stories concerning him have been transmitted. Records explain that P'YOHUNSA, an important monastery at Kŭmgangsan, at one time had an image of Dharmodgata enshrined in its main basilica (although the image is now lost). According to the Japanese ascetic tradition of SHUGENDo, the semilegendary founder of the school, EN NO OZUNU (b. 634), is considered to be a manifestation of Dharmodgata, and his principal residence, Katsuragi Mountain in Nara prefecture, is therefore also sometimes known as the Diamond Mountains (KONGoSAN).

diarian ::: a. --> Pertaining to a diary; daily.

diary ::: n. --> A register of daily events or transactions; a daily record; a journal; a blank book dated for the record of daily memoranda; as, a diary of the weather; a physician&

Dinacharya: Daily conduct; daily activity.

diurnal ::: a. --> Relating to the daytime; belonging to the period of daylight, distinguished from the night; -- opposed to nocturnal; as, diurnal heat; diurnal hours.
Daily; recurring every day; performed in a day; going through its changes in a day; constituting the measure of a day; as, a diurnal fever; a diurnal task; diurnal aberration, or diurnal parallax; the diurnal revolution of the earth.
Opening during the day, and closing at night; -- said of

diurnally ::: adv. --> Daily; every day.

Dow Jones industrial average - The index which tracks the daily value of shares in 30 large US companies listed on the New York stock exchange.

Dpal ldan lha mo. (S. srīdevī). In Tibetan, "Glorious Goddess"; a literal translation of the Sanskrit name for a form of a female divinity ubiquitous in the northeast and mountainous regions of the Indian subcontinent. In her usual form, she has one face, is wrathful, holds a kadga (sword) and KAPĀLA (skull cup), and rides a barren mule above a churning ocean of blood. The mule has an eye in his rump, caused by an arrow shot by her husband after she killed their son and used his skin as a saddle. She is found in the retinue (parivāra) of the Sarvavighnavināyaka (Obstacle-Removing) MAHĀKĀLA, but as a central figure she is surrounded by a large retinue that includes the goddesses Ākāsāmbarā, Svayambhu-rājNī, and Nīlesvarī. She is always a supramundane (LOKOTTARA) being and is considered to be a protector of all Tibet; in this role she is seen as a wrathful form of TĀRĀ. In the DGE LUGS sect, she is an important protector, particularly as the main protectress of the DALAI LAMAS; she is propitiated daily in rituals and a THANG KA of her is always kept in the presence of the Dalai Lama. Each Dalai Lama would try to visit her sacred lake, LHA MO BLA MTSHO, at least once during his life to receive visions on the water's surface regarding his future activities and death, a tradition said to date back to the first Dalai Lama, DGE 'DUN GRUB. The lake is also believed to display signs concerning the future rebirth of the Dalai Lama and PAn CHEN LF. Most recently, in 1933 the regent of Tibet, Rwa sgreng Rin po che, saw visions in the lake that indicated the birthplace and circumstances of the fourteenth Dalai Lama. At Tibetan Buddhist temples, long lines of ordinary people are often seen at the chapel of Dpal ldan lha mo carrying small bottles of chang (barley beer) or black tea as offerings for her.

drum. (S. dundubhi, mṛdanga; P. dundubhi, mutinga; T. rnga bo che; C. gu; J. ku; K. ko 鼓). Drums and other percussion instruments are used in many Buddhist cultures to signal the events of the daily monastic schedule, to call the monks and nuns to assembly, and in Buddhist liturgical activities. Drums also appear frequently in Buddhist literature as a symbol of the power of the dharma to encourage good and frighten away evil. In Chinese monasteries, a drum is beaten at dawn and dusk to gather the monastic residents for services; a "cloud drum," viz., a drum ornamented with clouds, calls the monks to the midday meal; and a bathing drum is used to announce bath time in CHAN monasteries. The Chinese typically use four instruments to mark the schedule of events in a monastery: the dharma drum, temple bell, cloud-shaped gong, and wooden fish (C. muyu = K. MOKTAK). Especially interesting is the wooden fish, a wooden percussion instrument carved in the shape of a fish that is used for calling the monks to meals and to mark time during chanting. Because a fish's eyes are always open day and night, the wooden fish is a subtle admonition to monks and nuns to remain ever vigilant about their practice. Drums are often used together with other instruments during Buddhist liturgical activities. Small drums, bells, and gongs, for example, are used to mark time during Buddhist rituals and while chanting the Buddha's name (C. NIANFO). ¶ Drums often appear in conjunction with heavenly divinities (DEVA) in Buddhist literature. Dundubhisvara-rāja is the lord of the sound of celestial drums, viz., the thunder. Meghasvara-rāja, a son of MahābhijNābhibhu, is the ruler of the cloud drums in the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA. The heavenly drum in the TRĀYASTRIMsA heaven spontaneously emits a sublime sound without being struck; it warns the divine inhabitants that even their lives are impermanent and subject to the law of causality. Drums are a common metaphor for the Buddha or dharma in Buddhist literature. "Great Drum of the Dharma" is one of the epithets of a Buddha, since he exhorts sentient beings to perform wholesome actions and frightens away baleful influences and demons. The YOGĀCĀRABHuMIsĀSTRA describes one of the characteristics of the divine voice of a Buddha as being like the thunderous sound of a heavenly drum. The drum of dharma is also likened to both a noxious drum that helps to repress unwholesome action and evil, as well as a heavenly drum that offers kind and gentle encouragement to sentient beings to perform wholesome deeds. The noxious drum is likened also to the buddha-nature (C. FOXING), which can help overcome all evil. There are many variant Sanskrit names for drums and percussion instruments, including bherī, ghattita, GHAntA, dundubha, and panava. See also MOKT'AK; dAMARU.

During the war in heaven between the Aesir and the Vanir (lower and higher gods), Mimir was slain by Njord (time) and his body cast into a swamp. Of his severed head Odin made the “moon shield” also called water divider. Odin consults Mimir’s head, gaining wisdom from it daily. In the realm of Night, Mimir judges the dead.

eating one's own dogfood "programming" When a developer uses their own code for their own daily needs. Being a user as well as a developer creates the user empathy that is the hallmark of good software. The term seems to have originated at {Microsoft}. {(} (2006-12-12)

Eihei shingi. (永平清規). In Japanese, "Pure Rules for EIHEI(JI)"; a collection of essays on the ZEN monastic codes or "pure rules" (QINGGUI), composed by DoGEN KIGEN. The work is composed in two rolls, in six major sections. The Tenzo Kyokun section, composed while Dogen was still residing at Koshoji in 1237, discusses the duties of the cook. The BENDoHo details the daily duties at the monastery of Daibutsuji and the practices, such as meditation, carried out in the SAMGHA hall (see C. SENGTANG). The Fu shukuhanpo explains the proper method of preparing and consuming rice gruel. The Shuryo shingi of 1249 describes the proper deportment of monks in training at Eiheiji's shuryo. The Tai taiko goge jariho, composed in 1244, deals with the proper ritual decorum or means of respecting a master (ĀCĀRYA). The final section, the Chiji shingi, from 1246, details the duties of the officers of the monastery. In 1667, these essays were edited together and published by Kosho Chido (d. 1670), the thirtieth abbot of Eiheiji. The fiftieth abbot, Gento Sokuchu (1729-1807), republished Kosho's edited volume with minor corrections in 1794.

Envoy {Motorola}'s integrated personal wireless communicator. Envoy is a {personal digital assistant} which incorporates two-way wireless and wireline communication. It was announced on 7 March 1994 and released in the third quarter of 1994. It runs {Genral Magic}'s {Magic Cap} {operating system} and Telescript(TM) communications language on Motorola's {Dragon} chip set. This includes the highly integrated {Motorola 68349} processor and a special purpose {application specific integrated circuit} (ASIC) referred to as Astro. This chip set was designed specifically for {Magic Cap} and {Telescript}. A user can write on the Envoy communicator with the accompanying stylus or a finger, to type and select or move objects on its screen. An on-screen keyboard can be used to input information, draw or write personal notations, or send handwritten messages and faxes. Envoy can send a wireless message to another Envoy, {PC} or fax; broadcast a message to a group, with each member of that group receiving the message in their preferred format; gather information based on your requirements; schedule a meeting and automatically invite attendees; screen, route and organise messages; send a business card to another Envoy across a conference room table; access real-time scheduling and pricing information for US airline flights, then order tickets via fax or {electronic mail}; keep track of contacts through an address book; receive daily news summaries and stock information; capture, organize and review business and personal expenses on-the-go; gather, edit and analyze information in spreadsheets and graphs compatible with {Lotus 1-2-3} and {Excel}; shop in an electronic mall. {(}. [Was it released in Q3 '94?] (1995-01-18)

ephemerist ::: n. --> One who studies the daily motions and positions of the planets.
One who keeps an ephemeris; a journalist.

etui ::: n. --> A case for one or several small articles; esp., a box in which scissors, tweezers, and other articles of toilet or of daily use are carried.

Figure: An astrological or Celestial Figure, variously called Geniture, Map, Scheme, Chart, Theme, Mirror of Heaven, Nativity or Horoscope, as cast, erected or drawn by modern astrologers, consists of a circle of the heavens, representing the 360° of the Earth’s orbit, divided into twelve arcs—resembling a wheel of twelve spokes. These arcs may represent Signs of 30° each beginning at the Spring equinoctial point, or Houses of an indeterminate number of degrees beginning at an ascending degree. A Solar Figure, used where a specific moment of birth is not known, employs the Sun’s degree as the point of beginning, or Ascendant. The Houses or geo-arcs, based upon the degree rising in the east at the specific moment for which the Figure is cast, supposedly represent the number of degrees which pass over the horizon in two hours from that particular longitude and latitude and on that day. The Sign-divisions, or heliarcs, are thus subdivisions of the Earth’s annual orbit round the Sun, while the House-divisions, or geo-arcs, are subdivisions of the daily orbit of a particular point on the Earth’s surface around the Earth’s axis.

Frigga, Frigg (Scandinavian, Icelandic) In the Norse Edda, the consort of Allfather Odin and wise mother of the aesir (gods) and of all creation. She spins the clouds (nebulae) and knows every being’s destiny. In Valhalla she “receives half the fallen” — Odin’s warriors who battle daily on Vigridsslatten (the plain of consecration); she has been connected with the planet Venus, but this properly belongs to Freya, with whom Frigg is sometimes confused.

gayatri mantra. ::: a sacred Sanskrit mantra or hymn from the Rigveda invoking the solar powers of evolution and enlightenment, recited daily by hindus of the three upper castes for the unfoldment of the intellectual powers leading to enlightenment

Geoarc: A term applied by some modern astrologers to one of the house divisions of a map erected for a given moment, when considering the effect upon an individual, at a given point on the Earth’s periphery, of his motion around the Earth’s center—in the Earth’s daily rotation. The same subdivision of the same map is called a heliarc, when considering effects based on the actual motions in orbit around the Sun, of all the planets—including the Earth. In other words, Geoarc is synonymous with House, and Heliarc with Solar House, emphasizing the character of the motion to which the subdivisions apply.

Ha'aretz ::: (Heb. The Land) Leading Israeli daily newspaper.

Hagiga 12b, Michael is the archistratege of the 4th Heaven. Here he “offers up daily sacrifice.”

Hamodia ::: (Heb. The Informer) A daily haredi newspaper and organ of Agudat Israel.

harness cask ::: --> A tub lashed to a vessel&

H. B. Curry, Consistency and completeness of the theory of combinators, ibid , pp. 54-61. Comedy: In Aristotle (Poetics), a play in which chief characters behave worse than men do in daily life, as contrasted with tragedy, where the main characters act more nobly. In Plato's Symposium, Socrates argues at the end that a writer of good comedies is able to write good tragedies. See Comic. Metaphysically, comedy in Hegel consists of regarding reality as exhausted in a single category. Cf. Bergson, Le rire (Laughter). Commentator, The: Name usually used for Averroes by the medieval authors of the 13th century and later. In the writings of the grammarians (modistae, dealing with modis significandi) often used for Petrus Heliae. -- R.A.

Heaven and hell may denote states of consciousness experienced in daily life on earth. A rough division of cosmic spheres makes heaven the highest, hell or Tartarus the lowest, with the earth beneath heaven, and the underworld beneath it and preceding Tartarus. The crystalline spheres of medieval astronomy are called heavens surrounding the earth concentrically. Far from being adjudicated by a deity to happiness or torment, after death a person goes to that region to which he is attracted by the affinities which he has set up during his life. Thus theosophy teaches the existence of almost endless and widely varying spheres or regions, all inhabited by peregrinating entities; and of these regions the higher can be dubbed the heavens and the lowest the hells, and the intermediate can be called the regions of experiences and purgation. All spheres possessing sufficient materialized substance to be called imbodied spheres are hells by contrast with the ethereal and spiritual globes of the heavens. Therefore in a sense and on a smaller scale, the lower globes of a planetary chain may be called hells, and the higher globes of the chain, by contrast, heavens.

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Hugin (Icelandic) [from hug mind] One of two ravens which fly daily over the battlefield earth (Vigridsslatten) and report back to Allfather Odin. The word hug connotes thought and thinking, mood, courage, wish, opinion, desire, foreboding; in addition it is used in numerous combinations, such as strength of mind, peace of mind, etc.

Human Monad In the human constitution, the fourth monadic focus or center on the descending scale of individualizing consciousness. It is the basis or root of the human ego from which emanates the human soul — a temporary or periodic appearance enduring for one incarnation, having for its range of consciousness the ordinary human consciousness of daily life.

Idun(n) (Icelandic, Scandinavian) [from id rejuvenation] Norse goddess of eternal youth; the oldest of the moon god Ivaldi’s younger brood, representing the soul of the earth. Her spouse is Bragi, the patron and inspirer of bards. Idun is the guardian of the apples of immortality which she feeds the aesir (gods) daily (at each new cycle).

improperia ::: n. pl. --> A series of antiphons and responses, expressing the sorrowful remonstrance of our Lord with his people; -- sung on the morning of the Good Friday in place of the usual daily Mass of the Roman ritual.

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  (In later Hinduism) “The Preserver.” The second member of the Trimurti, along with Brahma the Creator and Shiva the Destroyer. 2. (In popular Hinduism) a deity believed to have descended from heaven to earth in several incarnations, or avatars, varying in number from nine to twenty-two, but always including animals. His most important human incarnation is the Krishna of the Bhagavad-Gita. 3. “The Pervader,” one of a half-dozen solar deities in the Rig-Veda, daily traversing the sky in three strides, morning, afternoon, and night.

Inner God ::: Mystics of all the ages have united in teaching this fact of the existence and ever-present power of anindividual inner god in each human being, as the first principle or primordial energy governing theprogress of man out of material life into the spiritual. Indeed, the doctrine is so perfectly universal, and isso consistent with everything that man knows when he reflects over the matter of his own spiritual andintellectual nature, that it is small wonder that this doctrine should have acquired foremost place inhuman religious and philosophical consciousness. Indeed, it may be called the very foundation-stone onwhich were builded the great systems of religious and philosophical thinking of the past; and rightly so,because this doctrine is founded on nature herself.The inner god in man, man's own inner, essential divinity, is the root of him, whence flow forth ininspiring streams into the psychological apparatus of his constitution all the inspirations of genius, all theurgings to betterment. All powers, all faculties, all characteristics of individuality, which blossomthrough evolution into individual manifestation, are the fruitage of the working in man's constitution ofthose life-giving and inspiring streams of spiritual energy.The radiant light which streams forth from that immortal center or core of our inmost being, which is ourinner god, lightens the pathway of each one of us; and it is from this light that we obtain idealconceptions. It is by this radiant light in our hearts that we can guide our feet towards an ever largerfulfilling in daily life of the beautiful conceptions which we as mere human beings dimly or clearlyperceive, as the case may be.The divine fire which moves through universal Nature is the source of the individualized divine firecoming from man's inner god.The modern Christians of a mystical bent of mind call the inner god the Christ Immanent, the immanentChristos; in Buddhism it is called the living Buddha within; in Brahmanism it is spoken of as the Brahmain his Brahmapura or Brahma-city, which is the inner constitution.Hence, call it by what name you please, the reflective and mystical mind intuitively realizes that thereworks through him a divine flame, a divine life, a divine light, and that this by whatever name we maycall it, is himself, his essential SELF. (See also God)

In the myths Odin rides the eight-legged steed Sleipnir, wears a blue fur coat, and is the owner of a marvelous ring, Draupnir, from which eight more drip every ninth night, symbolizing proliferating cycles of every kind. His spear is named Gungnir (swaying), perhaps an allusion to the pendulum swing between life and death which is nature’s eternal way. Odin has two wolf hounds (the animal nature), Gere (greedy) and Freke (gluttonous); he feeds them, but himself subsists on wine or mead (wisdom) alone. His two ravens, Hugin (mind) and Munin (memory), fly daily over the battlefield Vigridsslatten (plain of consecration, earth), and report back to Allfather by night.

Invisible Worlds ::: The ancient wisdom teaches that the universe is not only a living organism, but that physical humanbeings live in intimate connection, in intimate contact, with invisible spheres, with invisible andintangible realms, unknown to man because the physical senses are so imperfectly evolved that weneither see these invisible realms nor feel nor hear nor smell nor taste them, nor cognize them except bythat much more highly evolved and subtle sensorium which men call the mind. These inner realmsinterpenetrate our physical sphere, permeate it, so that in our daily affairs as we go about our duties weactually pass through the dwellings, through the mountains, through the lakes, through the very beings,mayhap, of the entities of and dwelling in these invisible realms. These invisible realms are built ofmatter just as this our physical world is, but of a more ethereal matter than ours is; but we cognize themnot at all with our physical senses. The explanation is that it is all a matter of differing rates of vibrationof substances.The reader must be careful not to confuse this theosophical teaching of inner worlds and spheres withwhat the modern Spiritism of the Occident has to say on the matter. The "Summerland" of the Spiritistsin no wise resembles the actuality which the theosophical philosophy teaches of, the doctrine concerningthe structure and operations of the visible and invisible kosmos. The warning seems necessary lest anunwary reader may imagine that the invisible worlds and spheres of the theosophical teachings areidentic with the Summerland of the Spiritists, for it is not so.Our senses tell us absolutely nothing of the far-flung planes and spheres which belong to the ranges andfunctionings of the invisible substances and energies of the universe; yet those inner and invisible planesand spheres are actually inexpressibly more important than what our physical senses tell us of thephysical world, because these invisible planes are the causal realms, of which our physical world oruniverse, however far extended in space, is but the effectual or phenomenal or resultant production.But while these inner and invisible worlds or planes or spheres are the fountainhead, ultimately, of all theenergies and matters of the whole physical world, yet to an entity inhabiting these inner and invisibleworlds or planes, these latter are as substantial and "real" -- using the popular word -- to that entity as ourgross physical world is to us. Just as we know in our physical world various grades or conditions ofenergy and matter, from the physically grossest to the most ethereal, precisely after the same general plando the inhabitants of these invisible and inner and to us superior worlds know and cognize their owngrossest and also most ethereal substances and energies.Man as well as all the other entities of the universe is inseparably connected with these worlds invisible.

Invisible Worlds Theosophy teaches that the universe is a living organism, composed of an infinite number of minor organisms of all-various degrees of expression in both spirit and matter. These groups of minor organisms or worlds are separated from each other in consciousness, not in space, by planes. All the beings of any one plane have senses relating to that plane and are therefore usually unconscious of other planes by first perception. Further, these planes are of such different ranges of matter and therefore of vibration, that the entities within them intermingle without mutual interference. The suns and planets, therefore, of any one plane interpenetrate our physical sphere, and permeate it, so that in our own daily affairs we actually pass through the worlds, through the very beings, it may be, of the entities dwelling in these realms invisible to us. These invisible realms are made of matter just as is our physical world, but it is of matter more ethereal or gross than ours. We do not cognize them with our physical senses because of the different rates of vibration of the different planes.

journal ::: a. --> Daily; diurnal.
A diary; an account of daily transactions and events.
A book of accounts, in which is entered a condensed and grouped statement of the daily transactions.
A daily register of the ship&

journalier [French] ::: "daily" (evidently a word seen by Sri Aurobindo in lipi).

kalpikāraka. (P. kappiyakāraka; T. rung ba byed pa; C. jingren; J. jonin; K. chongin 淨人). In Sanskrit, lit. "one who makes it appropriate," viz., "legalizer," referring to a lay "steward" or "surrogate"; one who receives donations on behalf of monks and converts them into appropriate requisites. Monks are forbidden to physically touch certain kinds of donated goods. The VINAYA rules entailing forfeiture and confession (NAIḤSARGIKAPĀYATTIKA; P. nissaggiyapācittiya), for example, prohibit monks from handling gold and silver, so a monk out on his daily alms round (PIndAPĀTA) would not be allowed to receive a monetary donation offered by a layperson. The kalpikāraka attending the monk would instead serve as his stand-in, receiving the money in the monk's stead and keeping it until such time as the monk required some necessity or requisite. The kalpikāraka would then use the money to purchase the required item on the monk's behalf. This is the only major ecclesiastical office that is held by a layman, not a monk. See also VAIYĀPṚTYA(KARA).

Kant, Immanuel: (1724-1804), born and died in Königsberg. Studied the Leibniz-Wolffian philosoohv under Martin Knutzen. Also studied and taught astronomy (see Kant-Laplace hypothesis), mechanics and theology. The influence of Newton's physics and Lockean psychology vied with his Leibnizian training. Kant's personal life was that of a methodic pedant, touched with Rousseauistic piety and Prussian rigidity. He scarcely travelled 40 miles from Königsberg in his life-time, disregarded music, had little esteem for women, and cultivated few friends apart from the Prussian officials he knew in Königsberg. In 1755, he became tutor in the family of Count Kayserling. In 1766, he was made under-librarian, and in 1770 obtained the chair of logic and metaphysics at the University of Königsberg. Heine has made classical the figure of Kant appearing for his daily walk with clock-like regularity. But his very wide reading compensated socially for his narrow range of travel, and made him an interesting coversationalist as well as a successful teacher. Kantianism: The philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804); also called variously, the critical philosophy, criticism, transcendentalism, or transcendental idealism. Its roots lay in the Enlightenment; but it sought to establish a comprehensive method and doctrine of experience which would undercut the rationalistic metaphysics of the 17th and 18th centuries. In an early "pre-critical" period, Kant's interest centered in evolutionary, scientific cosmology. He sought to describe the phenomena of Nature, organic as well as inorganic, as a whole of interconnected natural laws. In effect he elaborated and extended the natural philosophy of Newton in a metaphysical context drawn from Christian Wolff and indirectly from Leibniz.

KEYS OF YOGA. ::: There Is above us, above the conscious- ness in the physical body, a great supporting extension as it were ot peace, light, power, joy — we can become aware of it, and bring It down into the physical consciousness ; and that, at first for a time, afterwards more frequently and for a longer time, in the end for good, can remain and change the whole basis of our daily consciousness. Even before we are aware ' of it above, »‘c can feel it coming down and entering into us.

learn that “the ministering angels are daily created

Li Tongxuan. (J. Ri Tsugen; K. Yi T'onghyon 李通玄) (635-730; alt. 646-740). Tang-dynasty lay exegete of the AVATAMSAKASuTRA (Huayan jing) and renowned thaumaturge. Li's life is the stuff of legend. He is claimed to have been related to the Tang imperial house but is known only as an elusive and eccentric lay scholar of Buddhism, who hid away in hermits' cells and mountain grottoes so as to devote himself entirely to his writing. Li's hagiographer says that he was able to work late into the night just from the radiance that issued forth from his mouth; his scholarship and health were sustained by two mysterious maidens who brought him paper, brushes, and daily provisions. The magnum opus of this life of scholarship is a forty-roll commentary to sIKsĀNANDA's "new" 699 translation of the AvataMsakasutra; his commentary is entitled the Xin Huayan jing lun and was published posthumously in 774. In the mid-ninth century, Li's commentary was published together with the sutra as the HUAYAN JING HELUN, and this compilation is the recension of Li's exegesis that is most widely used. Li also wrote a shorter one-roll treatise known usually by its abbreviated title of Shiming lun ("The Ten Illuminations"; the full title is Shi Huayan jing shi'er yuansheng jiemi xianzhi chengbei shiming lun), which discusses the Huayan jing from ten different perspectives on the doctrine of conditioned origination (PRATĪTYASAMUTPĀDA), and two other shorter works. Because Li Tongxuan was not associated with the mainstream of the Huayan lineage (HUAYAN ZONG), he was able to develop his own distinctive vision of the insights found in the AvataMsakasutra, a vision that often offered an explicit challenge to the interpretations of FAZANG and the mainstream tradition. Li stands outside the orthodox patriarchal lineage of the Huayan school by being a layperson, not a monk, and by being someone interested not just in the profound philosophical implications of the scripture but also its concrete, practical dimensions. In his commentary, Li focuses not on the description of the dimensions of the realm of reality (dharmadhātu; see SI FAJIE) as had Fazang, but instead on SUDHANA's personal quest for enlightenment in the final, and massive, GAndAVYuHA chapter of the sutra. Li moved forward the crucial point of soteriological progress from the activation of the thought of enlightenment (BODHICITTOTPĀDA), which he places at the first stage of the ten abidings (shizhu), up to the first level of the ten faiths (shixin), what had previously been considered a preliminary stage of the Huayan path (MĀRGA). Since faith alone was sufficient to generate the understanding that one's own body and mind are identical to the dharmadhātu and are fundamentally equivalent to buddhahood, buddhahood could therefore be experienced in this very life, rather than after three infinite eons (ASAMKHYEYAKALPA) of training. ¶ Although Li's writings seem to have been forgotten soon after his death, there was an efflorescence of interest in Li Tongxuan during the Song dynasty, when specialists in the Linji school of Chinese CHAN Buddhism (LINJI ZONG), such as JUEFAN HUIHONG (1071-1128) and DAHUI ZONGGAO (1089-1163), and their acquaintance, the scholar-official ZHANG SHANGYING (1043-1121), began to draw on Li's practical orientation toward the Huayan jing in order to clarify aspects of Chan practice. In particular, Li's advocacy of "nature origination" (XINGQI) in the Huayan jing (rather than conditioned origination of the dharmadhātu [FAJIE YUANQI]) seemed to offer an intriguing sutra parallel to Chan's emphasis on "seeing the nature" in order to "achieve buddhahood" (JIANXING CHENGFO). In Korea, POJO CHINUL (1158-1210) was strongly influenced by Li Tongxuan's portrayal of Huayan thought, using it to demonstrate his claim that the words of the Buddha in the scriptural teachings of KYO and the mind of the Buddha transmitted by SoN (C. Chan) were identical. Through Li, Chinul was able to justify his claim of an intrinsic harmony between Son and Kyo. Chinul also wrote two treatises on Li's Huayan thought, including a three-roll abridgement of Li's Xin Huayan jing lun, entitled the Hwaom non choryo. In Japan, MYoE KoBEN (1173-1232) drew on Li's accounts of the radiance emanating from the Buddha himself, in conjunction with his readings of esoteric Buddhism (MIKKYo) and his own prophetic dreams and visionary experiences, to create a distinctive meditative technique called the SAMĀDHI of the Buddha's radiance (Bukko zanmai). Thus, despite being outside the mainstream of the Huayan tradition, in many ways, Li Tongxuan proved to be its longest lasting, and most influential, exponent. PENG SHAOSHENG (1740-1796), in his JUSHI ZHUAN ("Biographies of [Eminent Laymen"), lists Li Tongxuan as one of the three great lay masters (SANGONG) of Chinese Buddhism, along with PANG YUN (740-803) and LIU CHENGZHI (354-410), praising Li for his mastery of scholastic doctrine (jiao).

log ::: n. --> A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills.
A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing.
An apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship&

lore; the uthri accompany the sun on its daily

Manifest Content ::: According to Freud, the story-like superficial content of a dream, often representing only the daily activities and little underlying unconscious material.

MaNjusrīnāmasaMgīti. (T. 'Jam dpal gyi mtshan yang dag par brjod pa; C. Sheng miaojixiang zhenshi ming jing; J. Shomyokichijo shinjitsumyokyo; K. Song myogilsang chinsil myong kyong 聖妙吉祥眞實名經). In Sanskrit, "Litany of the Names of MANJUsRĪ"; one of the most popular liturgical works of late Indian Buddhism. The text dates from the late seventh or early eighth century CE and in its present form includes 167 verses and a lengthy prose section. It begins with a request to the Buddha from a disciple, in this case, the tantric deity VAJRADHARA, to set forth the names of MaNjusrī. The Buddha offers extensive praise to MaNjusrī in the form of multiple epithets and identifications, equating him with all that is auspicious, although special attention is paid to his identity with the myriad categories of Buddhist wisdom. In other verses, the Buddha provides syllables to be recited in order to visualize a variety of deities, all of whom are considered forms of MaNjusrī. MaNjusrī himself is identified with the letter A, the first letter of the Sanskrit alphabet, and hence the source of all other names and the deities they represent. The Buddha also describes the MAndALA of MaNjusrī. The prose section, like so many Mahāyāna sutras, extols the virtues of its own recitation. Here, the Buddha declares that those who recite the MaNjusrīnāmasaMgīti three times daily will gain all manner of attainment and will also be protected by the Hindu gods, such as Visnu (NĀRĀYAnA) and siva (Mahesvara).

Marx, Karl: Was born May 5, 1818 in Trier (Treves), Germany, and was educated at the Universities of Bonn and Berlin. He received the doctorate in philosophy at Berlin in 1841, writing on The Difference between the Democritean and Epicurean Natural Philosophy, which theme he treated from the Hegelian point of view. Marx early became a Left Hegelian, then a Feuerbachian. In 1842-43 he edited the "Rheinische Zeitung," a Cologne daily of radical tendencies. In 1844, in Paris, Marx, now calling himself a communist, became a leading spirit in radical groups and a close friend of Friedrich Engels (q.v.). In 1844 he wrote articles for the "Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher," in 1845 the Theses on Feuerbach and, together with Engels, Die Heilige Familie. In 1846, another joint work with Engels and Moses Hess, Die Deutsche Ideologie was completed (not published until 1932). 1845-47, Marx wrote for various papers including "Deutsche Brüsseler Zeitung," "Westphälisches Dampfbot," "Gesellschaftsspiegel" (Elberfeld), "La Reforme" (Paris). In 1847 he wrote (in French) Misere de la Philosophie, a reply to Proudhon's Systeme des Contradictions: econotniques, ou, Philosophie de la Misere. In 1848 he wrote, jointly with Engels, the "Manifesto of the Communist Party", delivered his "Discourse on Free Trade" in Brussels and began work on the "Neue Rheinische Zeitung" which, however, was suppressed like its predecessor and also its successor, the "Neue Rheinische Revue" (1850). For the latter Marx wrote the essays later published in book form as Class Struggles in France. In 1851 Marx did articles on foreign affairs for the "New York Tribune", published The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte and the pamphlet "Enthülungen über den Kommunistenprozess in Köln." In 1859 Marx published Zur Kritik der politischen Okonomie, the foundation of "Das Kapital", in 1860, "Herr Vogt" and in 1867 the first volume of Das Kapital. In 1871 the "Manifesto of the General Council of the International Workingmen's Association on the Paris Commune," later published as The Civil War in France and as The Paris Commune was written. In 1873 there appeared a pamphlet against Bakunin and in 1875 the critical comment on the "Gotha Program." The publication of the second volume of Capital dates from 1885, two years after Marx's death, the third volume from 1894, both edited by Engels. The essay "Value Price and Profit" is also posthumous, edited by his daughter Eleanor Marx Aveling. The most extensive collection of Marx's work is to be found in the Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe. It is said by the Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute (Moscow) that the as yet unpublished work of Marx, including materials of exceptional theoretical significance, is equal in bulk to the published work. Marx devoted a great deal of time to practical political activity and the labor movement, taking a leading role in the founding and subsequent guiding of the International Workingmen's Association, The First International. He lived the life of a political refugee in Paris, Brussels and finally London, where he remained for more than thirty years until he died March 14, 1883. He had seven children and at times experienced the severest want. Engels was a partial supporter of the Marx household for the better part of twenty years. Marx, together with Engels, was the founder of the school of philosophy known as dialectical materialism (q.v.). In the writings of Marx and Engels this position appears in a relatively general form. While statements are made within all fields of philosophy, there is no systematic elaboration of doctrine in such fields as ethics, aesthetics or epistemology, although a methodology and a basis are laid down. The fields developed in most detail by Marx, besides economic theory, are social and political philosophy (see Historical materialism, and entry, Dialectical materialism) and, together with Engels, logical and ontological aspects of materialist dialectics. -- J.M.S.

Mastaba (Arabic) [from maṣṭaba, stone bench] A long, low oblong ancient Egyptian structure, with sloping sides and flat top, used as a mortuary chapel and place for depositing offerings; it generally covered a sepulchral pit which led to the burial chamber, where the mummy was placed. “These tombs of the ancients were symbolical like the rest of their sacred edifices, and . . . this symbology points directly to the septenary division of man. But in death the order is revered; and while the Mastaba with its scenes of daily life painted on the walls, its table of offerings, to the Larva, the ghost, or ‘Linga-Sarira,’ was a memorial raised to the two Principles and Life which has quitted that which was a lower trio on earth; the Pit, the Passage, the Burial Chambers and the mummy in the Sarcophagus, were the objective symbols raised to the two perishable ‘principles,’ the personal mind and Kama, and the three imperishable, the higher Triad, now merged into one. This ‘One’ was the Spirit of the Blessed now resting in the Happy Circle of Aanroo” (TG 209).

MEDITATION By meditating daily on desirable qualities man can acquire these in any percentage whatever. He will free himself of undesirable qualities by not attending to them and by meditating on their opposites. He will attain higher levels by meditating on the qualities of these higher levels. Without meditation, development is so slow that even after a hundred incarnations there is scarcely any noticeable progress. K 7.23.2

Menorah :::
The Menorah is the seven-branched candelabrum that was lit daily in the sanctuary of the Tabernacle and, afterwards, in the Holy Temple. Also employed in reference to the eight-branched candelabrum used in the Jewish home to hold theChanukah lights.

Mimameid (Icelandic) [from Mimir a giant + meid tree] The Norse Tree of Knowledge, belonging to the “wise giant” Mimir, owner of the well of wisdom from which Odin, Allfather of gods and men, daily drinks. Mimir represents basic matter from which all worlds are formed, corresponding to Mulaprakriti.

Mujaku Dochu. (無着道忠) (1653-1744). Japanese ZEN master and historian of the RINZAISHu. Mujaku was a native of Tajima in present-day Hyogo prefecture. He entered the monastery at a young age and was ordained by the monk Jikuin Somon (d.u.) at the monastery of Ryugein. At the age of twenty-two, Mujaku followed his teacher Jikuin to Daijoji, where the latter was invited as its founding abbot (kaisan; C. KAISHAN). Later that same year, Jikuin was invited to MYoSHINJI as its abbot and again Mujaku followed. In 1707, Mujaku himself became the abbot of Myoshinji and served again as abbot in 1714. He retired to Ryugein in 1722 and devoted much of his time to his writing. Mujaku was a prolific writer who is said to have composed more than 370 works. His works include commentaries on various scriptures and discourse records (YULU) of CHAN and Zen masters, monastic regulations for the Zen community (see QINGGUI), histories of temples and monasteries, and dictionaries of Zen terms and vernacular phrases. His work thus serves as an invaluable tool for studying the history, doctrine, ritual, daily behavior, and language of the Zen tradition.

  “Multitudes of human beings are unconsciously treading the Path of the Shadows, and in comparison with these multitudes it is relatively only a few who self-consciously lead and guide with subtle and wicked intelligence this army of unsuspecting victims of Maya. The Brothers of the Shadow are often highly intellectual men and women, frequently individuals with apparent great personal charm, and to the ordinary observer, judging from their conversation and daily works, are fully as well able to ‘quote scripture’ as are the Angels of Light!” (OG 22).

Munin (Icelandic) [from muna to mind, call to mind, remember] In Norse mythology, one of Odin’s two ravens which fly daily over the battlefield earth (Vigridsslatten) and report back to Allfather Odin. The other is Hugin (mind). Both are needed for the consciousness to learn and retain what has been learned in order to build further on it. The same idea is conveyed in Greek mythology, where Mnemosyne (memory) is the mother of all the Muses (arts and sciences).

muyu. (J. mokugyo; K. mogo 木魚). In Chinese, literally "wooden fish"; referring to a wooden percussion instrument carved in the shape of a fish, which is commonly used in Chinese Buddhist monasteries to summon monks and nuns to daily events and to mark time during rituals. It is one of the four percussion instruments (see DRUM), together with the Brahmā bell, dharma drum, and cloud-shaped gong. Various explanations are given for its fish-like shape. According to the BAIZHANG QINGGUI ("Baizhang's Rules of Purity"), since a fish's eyes are never closed, the wooden fish is a subtle admonition to monks and nuns to remain ever vigilant about their practice. The TIANTAI monastic code, Jiaoyuan Qinggui ("Rules of Purity for the Garden of the Teachings"), includes a story said to come from the ABHIDHARMAMAHĀVIBHĀsĀ, about a monk who had been reborn as a fish with a tree growing out of his back, which was retribution for betraying his teacher and slandering the dharma in a prior lifetime. Whenever the tree swayed, the fish bled and felt great pain. One day, the monk's former teacher was crossing the sea in a boat and, seeing the fish, recognized it to be his former student. He performed the "rite of water and land" (C. SHUILU HUI), freeing the fish from its torment, and the fish repented for its past behavior. When his former student was again reborn, the tree was donated to a monastery, which carved it into the shape of a fish as a symbol of admonition. In a third story from a different source, the Chinese pilgrim XUANZANG was returning home from India and saved a wealthy man's three-year-old son from the stomach of a big fish. The man wanted to repay him for his deed, so Xuanzang instructed him to have a piece of wood carved in the shape of a fish and hung in the monastery for the benefit of the fish. Over time, the body depicted on the wooden fish began to take on more the look of a dragon, autochthonous water divinities in traditional China, with a dragon-like head with a talismanic pearl (MAnI) in its mouth. In Korea, the muyu takes on the more abstract fish shape of the MOKT'AK (wooden clacker).

Nāgasena. (T. Klu sde; C. Naxian biqiu/Naqiexina; J. Nasen biku/Nagasaina; K. Nason pigu/Nagasona 那先比丘/那伽犀那). The Sanskrit and Pāli name for an eminent ARHAT celebrated in the Pāli MILINDAPANHA and the Sanskrit Nāgasenabhiksusutra (which may derive from a Bactrian SARVĀSTIVĀDA textual lineage) for his discussions on Buddhist doctrine with the Bactrian Greek king Menander (P. Milinda). Although Nāgasena was not born into a Buddhist family, he was destined to come to the aid of the Buddha's religion in fulfillment of a promise he had made in his previous existence as a divinity in the TRĀYASTRIMsA heaven. Thus, according to the Pāli account, he was born into a brāhmana family in the Himalayas and became well versed in the Vedas at an early age. King Milinda was harassing the Buddhist order by skillfully disputing points of doctrine and defeating Buddhist representatives in debate. To counter this threat, the elder Assagutta summoned the monk Rohana, and charged him with the task of converting Nāgasena, convincing him to join the order and training him so that he might vanquish King Milinda and convert him to Buddhism. Rohana visited Nāgasena's house for seven years and ten months before receiving so much as a greeting from his proud brāhmana father. Finally, impressed by the monk's demeanor, Nāgasena's father became his patron and invited him daily for his morning meal. After Nāgasena was sufficiently educated in Vedic lore, Rohana engaged him in discussions and convinced him of the veracity of the Buddha's teachings. Nāgasena entered the order under Rohana who, as his preceptor, taught him ABHIDHAMMA (S. ABHIDHARMA). One day, Nāgasena, having inherited his father's pride, questioned the intelligence of his teacher. Rohana, an arhat endowed with the power to read others' minds, rebuked Nāgasena for his arrogance. Nāgasena begged forgiveness, but Rohana would grant it only if Nāgasena defeated King Milinda in debate. Thereafter, Nāgasena was sent to the Vattaniya hermitage to train under Assagutta and while there achieved stream-entry (SROTAĀPANNA). He was then sent to PĀtALIPUTRA to study under the elder Dhammarakkhita, where he attained arhatship. At the appropriate time, Nāgasena, who was then widely renowned for his erudition, was invited to Milinda's kingdom. There, in the Sankheyya hermitage, Nāgasena engaged King Milinda in discussion on various points of doctrine, at the end of which the king took refuge in the three jewels (RATNATRAYA) and became a lay disciple in the Buddha's religion. Scholars are uncertain whether such a dialogue ever took place. There was indeed a famous king named Menander (Milinda in Indian sources) who ruled over a large region that encompassed parts of modern India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan during the middle of the second century BCE. There is, however, no historical evidence of Nāgasena. The text itself was probably composed or compiled around the beginning of the Common Era and marks some of the earliest abhidharma-style exchanges found in the literature. ¶ A different Nāgasena (corresponding to the second of the two Chinese transcriptions in the entry heading) is also traditionally listed as twelfth of the sixteen ARHAT elders (sOdAsASTHAVIRA), charged by the Buddha with protecting his dispensation until the advent of the next buddha, MAITREYA. East Asian sources claim that he resides on Bandubo Mountain with twelve hundred disciples. He is often depicted in paintings as cleaning his ears, earning him the nickname "Ear-Picking Arhat" (Wa'er Luohan). In CHANYUE GUANXIU's standard Chinese depiction, Nāgasena sits leaning on a rock, with large nose and deep-set eyes, staring ahead in anger. He has a high forehead and a hump on his back. His mouth is open with his tongue exposed. He supports his chin with his fists.

Naimittika: Occasional; not daily or permanent.

Namas (Sanskrit) Namas [from nam to bow, make reverence; cf Pali namo] A reverence, consisting of an inclination of the body; both in act and in writing a reverential salutation. “The first word of a daily invocation among Buddhists, meaning ‘I humbly trust, or adore, or acknowledge’ the Lord, as: ‘Namo tasso Bhagavato Arahato’ etc., addressed to Lord Buddha. The priests are called ‘Masters of Namah’ [Namas] — both Buddhist and Taoist, because this word is used in liturgy and prayers, in the invocation of the Triratna, and with a slight change in the occult incantations to the Bodhisattvas and Nirmanakayas” (TG 224).

namaz :::   formal Islamic worship that is observed five times daily

Nanna The Norse goddess of the now-dead moon, wife of the sun god Balder. When Balder was slain by his blind brother Hoder with the fateful mistletoe twig, Nanna died of a broken heart and was placed beside her husband on his pyreship. Her half-sister is Idun, the present earth goddess corresponding to the Greek Gaia. Idun continues to carry out Nanna’s task of supplying the gods with the apples of immortality of which they must partake daily to preserve their youth.

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Nitto guho junrei gyoki. (入唐求法巡行). In Japanese, "Record of a Pilgrimage to China in Search of the Dharma"; a renowned travel diary, in four rolls, by the Japanese TENDAISHu monk ENNIN (794-864) of his nine years sojourning in Tang China. In 838, Ennin sailed to China with his companions Engyo (799-852) and Jokyo (d. 866), arriving in Yangzhou (present-day Jiangsu province) at the mouth of the Yangzi River. The next year, he found himself at the monastery of Kaiyuansi, where he received the teachings and rituals of the various KONGoKAI (vajradhātu) deities from the monk Quanya (d.u.). When adverse winds kept him from returning to Japan, he remained behind at the monastery of Fahuayuan on Mt. Chi in Dengzhou (present-day Shandong province). From there, Ennin made a pilgrimage to WUTAISHAN, where he studied TIANTAI ZONG doctrine and practice. In 840, Ennin arrived in the capital Chang'an, where he studied under the master (ĀCĀRYA) Yuanzheng (d.u.) of the monastery of Daxingshansi. The next year, Ennin also studied the teachings of the TAIZoKAI (garbhadhātu) and the SUSIDDHIKARASuTRA under the ācārya Yizhen (d.u.) of the monastery of Qinglongsi. In 842, Ennin furthered his studies of the taizokai under the ācārya Faquan (d.u.) at the monastery Xuanfasi, SIDDHAM under Yuanjian (d.u.) of Da'anguosi, and siddham pronunciation under the Indian ācārya Baoyue (d.u.). In 845, Ennin fled the Huichang persecution of Buddhism (HUICHANG FANAN) that was then raging in Chang'an, and arrived back in Japan in 847. Ennin's record includes not only detailed information on the routes he took between Japan and China, but also the procedures and expenses required in order to obtain travel permits. In addition, his diary contains detailed descriptions of the daily rituals followed at a Korean monastery in Shandong province where he (and other foreign travelers) stayed for some time. The Nitto guho junrei gyoki is therefore an important source for studying the daily lives of travelers, merchants, officials, and monks in medieval China.

Nitya: Eternal; daily; obligatory; permanent.

Nityakarma: Daily obligatory rite, as Sandhyavandana, etc.

nityakarma ::: (in traditional Hinduism) daily ritual, "the Vedic rule, the routine of ceremonial sacrifice, daily conduct and social duty"; the routine of daily activities, a routine that "is ritam & necessary for karma, only it must be ritam of the brihat, part of the infinite, not narrow & rigid, a flexible instrument, not a stiff & unpliant bondage".

nityakarma ::: regular works (of sacrifice, ceremonial and the daily rule of Vedic living).

Nityasarga: Daily creation; awakening of the individual in the morning.

Nriyajna: Service of human beings; one of the five daily sacrificial rites enjoined on all householders; feeding of the guest, the poor, etc.

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Palsim suhaeng chang. (發心修行章). In Korean, "Arouse Your Mind and Practice," an edifying tract by the Buddhist exegete and propagator WoNHYO (617-686), which remains one of the most widely read of all Korean Buddhist works. The Palsim suhaeng chang is a clarion call to Buddhist practice, which warns about the dangers of desire and the value of studying the dharma. Even those who cannot enter the mountains and cultivate the mind in solitude should still apply themselves to cultivating virtuous courses of action (KUsALA-KARMAPATHA). The verses end with a lament about the inevitability of death and the need to practice now before age robs people of their vitality. This text exemplifies Wonhyo's personal commitment to disseminating Buddhism among the people of Silla Korea and was probably written sometime during his most active period of propagation, perhaps between 677 and 684. During the middle of the Choson dynasty (1392-1910), the Palsim suhaeng chang was included in the CH'OBALSIM CHAGYoNG MUN ("Personal Admonitions to Neophytes Who Have First Aroused Their Minds"), a primer of three short texts used to train Korean postulants (K. haengja; C. XINGZHE) and novices in the basics of Buddhist morality and daily practice.

Philosophy: Literally, the love for and the pursuit of knowledge, and its application to daily affairs; in actual usage the knowledge of phenomena as explained by and resolved into reasons and causes, sources and forces and the laws applicable thereto.

phobic disorders (phobias): a type of anxiety disorder, of a persistent and irrational fear of an object or situation that is often unreasonable and unfounded in proportion to the threat, and which may interfere with an individuals function in daily life.

pindapāta. (T. bsod snyoms; C. qishi; J. kotsujiki; K. kolsik 乞食). In Sanskrit and Pāli, "alms food" (or, according to other etymologies, "alms bowl"); the food received in the alms bowl (S. PĀTRA; P. patta) of a monk or nun; by extension, the "alms round" that monks and nuns make each morning to accept alms from the laity. There are numerous rules found in all Buddhist traditions concerning the proper ways of receiving and consuming alms food. In the Pāli VINAYA, for example, this food must be received and consumed between dawn and noon and may consist of five types: cooked rice, baked or roasted flour, pulse and rice, fish, and meat. The monk may not, on his own initiative, intimate to the donor that he desires food or a specific kind of food; indeed, the monk makes little if any acknowledgement of receiving the food, but simply accepts whatever is offered and continues along his route. In East Asia, and especially Japan, TAKUHATSU, lit., "carrying the bowl," is often conducted by a small group of monks who walk through the streets with walking staffs (KHAKKHARA) and bells that alert residents of their presence. Because East Asian Buddhism was generally a self-sufficient cenobitic tradition that did not depend on alms food for daily meals, monks on alms round would typically receive money or uncooked rice in their bowls as offerings from the laity. The alms round was one of the principal points of interaction between monastic and lay Buddhists, and theirs was a symbiotic relationship: monks and nuns would receive their sustenance from the laity by accepting their offerings, the laity would have the opportunity to generate merit (PUnYA) for themselves and their families by making offerings (DĀNA) to the monastics. Indeed, one of the most severe penalties the SAMGHA can administer to the laity is to refuse their donations; this act of censure is called "overturning the bowl" (see PĀTRANIKUBJANA).

Pitriyajna: Oblations for gratifying the manes; one of the five daily sacrificial rites enjoined on all householders; libations to ancestors.

(plural wazā'if) daily ration; task, duty; assignment, lesson; job. An esoteric practice of concentrating on certain Divine Attributes or Qualities in order to more effectively express those qualities in every moment. (also see the Wazifa Practice

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Pole Star The north star, alpha polaris in the constellation of Ursa Minor, is within 1½ degrees of the north pole of the celestial sphere, to which the north end of the earth’s axis points. This point is therefore the center around which the other constellations, in their daily apparent motion, revolve. The precession of the equinoxes shifts the position of the celestial north pole in a cycle of about 26,000 years, to a maximum extent of about 47 degrees; and thus we have a means of ascertaining ancient dates if we have any record of the position of the pole among the stars at the epochs in question. The Secret Doctrine speaks often in veiled terms of movements of the earth’s axis and hence of the position of the celestial north pole. Of the first continent, the Sacred Imperishable Land, it is said that the pole star has his watchful eye upon it from the dawn to the close of the twilight of a day of the Great Breath. Again, at one time a star in the constellation Draco occupied the position.

practice ::: n. --> Frequently repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a succession of acts of a similar kind; usage; habit; custom; as, the practice of rising early; the practice of making regular entries of accounts; the practice of daily exercise.
Customary or constant use; state of being used.
Skill or dexterity acquired by use; expertness.
Actual performance; application of knowledge; -- opposed to theory.

Priestly Blessing :::
The three verses blessing Israel (Numbers 6:24-26) recited daily by the Priests in the Temple as part of the morning liturgy.

Primum mobile: In Ptolemaic cosmogony, the outermost, or tenth sphere, which in its daily motion carried all of the fixed stars.

primum mobile ::: --> In the Ptolemaic system, the outermost of the revolving concentric spheres constituting the universe, the motion of which was supposed to carry with it all the inclosed spheres with their planets in a daily revolution from east to west. See Crystalline heavens, under Crystalline.

Prometheus ::: Gr. Myth. A Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to humankind, for which Zeus chained him to a rock and sent an eagle to eat his liver, which grew back daily.

prometheus ::: gr. Myth. A Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to humankind, for which Zeus chained him to a rock and sent an eagle to eat his liver, which grew back daily.

Qianshou jing. (S. Nīlakanthakasutra; T. Mgrin pa sngon po can [gyi mdo]; J. Senjukyo; K. Ch'onsu kyong 千手經). In Chinese, "Thousand Hands Sutra"; in Sanskrit, "Blue-Throated [Avalokitesvara] Sutra"; an abbreviated title commonly used for the text that provides the scriptural foundation for the popular cult of Thousand-Armed and Thousand-Eyed AVALOKITEsVARA (SĀHASRABHUJASĀHASRANETRĀVALOKITEsVARA). There are several Chinese translations of the scripture, including Bhagavaddharma's (fl. c. seventh century) Qianshou Qianyan Guanshiyin pusa guangda yuanman wu'ai dabeixin tuoluoni jing ("Dhāranī-Sutra of Thousand-Eyed and Thousand-Armed Bodhisattva Who Regards the World's Sounds and Feels Vast, Complete, Unimpeded Great Compassion"), translated between 650 and 661, and Zhitong's (fl. c. seventh century) Qianyan Qianbi Guanshiyin pusa tuoluoni shenzhou jing ("Dhāranī-Sutra of Thousand-Eyed and Thousand-Armed Bodhisattva Who Regards the World's Sounds"), translated between 627 and 649. (There are additional translations by BODHIRUCI, made in 709; VAJRABODHI, made between 731 and 736; and AMOGHAVAJRA, made during the eighth century.) Each version differs in its content and structure, but most include a spell dedicated to Thousand-Armed Avalokitesvara (C. GUANYIN), which is commonly called the Qianshou (Thousand-Handed/Armed) or Dabei (Great Compassion) DHĀRAnĪ. There are at least eight different Chinese transcriptions of this dhāranī and two Tibetan transcriptions, suggesting that different Sanskrit recensions of the spell were in circulation. Bhagavaddharma's translation of the sutra has been the most popular in the East Asia and the title Qianshou jing typically refers to his recension. According to Bhagavaddharma's translation of the text, innumerable eons ago, Avalokitesvara received this dhāranī from a buddha named Qianguang Wangjing Zhu Rulai (Tathāgata Tranquil Abode who is King of the Thousandfold Radiance), and, after making ten vows to benefit all sentient beings, the bodhisattva came to be endowed with a thousand arms and a thousand eyes. The sutra then explains the various benefits of keeping and reciting the dhāranī. Keeping the dhāranī ensures, for example, fifteen kinds of salutary rebirths, such as being born in a good country, living during a peaceful time, meeting good friends, having sufficient money and food, and being protected by the divinities; it also ensures that the adept will avoid fifteen kinds of painful deaths, such as from hunger, madness, drowning, conflagration, poison, and suicide. These various sets of benefits are only included in Bhagavadharma's version, which may partly account for the greater popularity of his translation. His version also forgoes the complex instructions on ritual matters found in Zhitong's version, such as the detailed rules of creating an image of Guanyin, which were probably intended for ritual specialists. Bhagavaddharma's text introduced the dhāranī and the names of forty gestures (MUDRĀ) and their particular benefits; Amoghavajra's (705-774) later recension includes illustrations of these mudrā. Due to the great popularity of Bhagavaddharma's early translation, Thousand-Armed and Thousand-Eyed Avalokitesvara became identified specifically with Avalokitesvara's manifestation as Great Compassion (C. Dabei; S. MAHĀKARUnIKA). Based on the same version, the Song TIANTAI master SIMING ZHILI (960-1028) composed a manual for a repentance ritual using this scripture: the Qianshou Qianyan Dabeixinzhou xingfa ("Rules for Performing the Great Compassion Heart Dhāranī of the Thousand-Handed and Thousand-Eyed One"). A late-ninth-century abridgment of Bhagavaddharma's translation, the Dabei qiqing ("Great Compassion Invocation"), was also created, probably for use as a ritual manual. Bhagavaddharma's translation of the sutra also became popular in Japan and Korea as well. In Korea, where the text is known as the Ch'onsu kyong, another abridgment was made that included only the Thousand-Hands dhāranī and Avalokitesvara's vows; it was probably intended as a type of ritual procedure. This version also cites materials that derive from a variety of different traditions, including HWAoM (C. HUAYAN), SoN (C. CHAN), CH'oNT'AE (C. TIANTAI), and PURE LAND. Starting in the eighteenth century, several manuals were written with procedures for the ritual dedicated to Thousand-Armed Kwanŭm (Guanyin), all based on the dhāranī and vows. The current form of the rite is recited in the daily ritual of many Chinese and Korean monasteries. See also OM MAnI PADME HuM.

qinggui. (J. shingi; K. ch'onggyu 清規). In Chinese, lit. "rules of purity" or "rules for the pure (assembly)," a genre of monastic codes compiled by adherents within the CHAN tradition. According to such Song-period genealogical records as the JINGDE CHUANDENG LU, the Tang Chan master BAIZHANG HUAIHAI (720-814) composed the first such Chan code, entitled the BAIZHANG QINGGUI ("Baizhang's Rules of Purity"), in order to establish an independent Chan discipline distinct from the normative VINAYA tradition; his qinggui is not extant, however, and modern scholars doubt that it ever existed. There might have been some Chan monastic codes as early as the Tang dynasty, influenced by such Chinese codes as DAO'AN's (312-384) Sengni guifan ("Standards for Monks and Nuns") or DAOXUAN's (596-667) Jiaojie xinxue biqiu xinghu lüyi ("Exhortation on Manners and Etiquette for Novices in Training"). However, the oldest surviving Chan code is the CHANYUAN QINGGUI compiled by the YUNMEN ZONG master CHANGLU ZONGZE (d. c. 1107). These types of texts were typically composed by the founding abbots of monasteries and thus include their vision of how monks in their monasteries should conduct themselves. These codes deal with daily routines in the monastery, monthly schedules, annual festivals, titles and duties of the administrative monks in the monastery, and outlines of various religious services. They may also include monastic rules and regulations related to state policies regarding SAMGHA administration, such as rules on travel permits and the election of abbots. The codes differed in content, since each monastery compiled its own in accord with its own needs, e.g., as to whether it was a public or private monastery. For this reason, the Yuan Emperor Shun (r. 1333-1368) eventually compiled a unified code based on the rules attributed to Baizhang, entitled the Chixiu Baizhang qinggui. Although the term qinggui originally referred to the monastic codes associated with the Chan school, it later came to be used as a general term for the monastic codes used by other schools, such as in the TIANTAI monk Ziqing's (fl. fourteenth century) Jiaoyuan qinggui ("Pure Rules for the Garden of Doctrine") compiled in 1347. See also BCA' YIG.

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quotidian ::: a. --> Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever. ::: n. --> Anything returning daily; especially (Med.), an intermittent fever or ague which returns every day.

Radom ::: A city in central Poland of about 100,000 population before World War II, approximately one-third Jewish. After Radom was seized by the German army on September 8, 1939 it was incorporated within the Generalgouvernement. The Generalgouvernement was a German administrative unit which was organized in occupied central and southern Poland but not directly incorporated into the German Reich. Anti-Jewish persecutions and abductions to forced labor preceded the establishment in March, 1941 of the Radom ghetto. Allotted rations in the ghetto were 100 grams (3.5 oz) of bread daily per person. Hundreds were shot attempting to smuggle food in from the outside. Eventually, most of the ghetto residents were deported to Treblinka extermination camp. A few hundred Jewish survivors returned after the war to settle in Radom, but soon left the city.

Range ::: refers to the difference between the low and high prices for a security or index over a specific time period. Range defines the price spread for a defined period, such as a day, month or year, and indicates the security’s price volatility. The more volatile the security or index, the wider the range. The range expands over greater time periods; a security’s daily range is typically smaller than its 52-week range, which in turn is tighter than its five-year or 10-year range. Technical analysts closely follow ranges since they are useful in pinpointing entry and exit points for trades. Investors and traders may refer to a range, as a price range or trading range.   BREAKING DOWN 'Range'  The range depends on the type of security; and for a stock, the sector in which it operates. For example, the range for fixed-income instruments is much tighter than that for commodities and equities, which are more volatile in price. Even for fixed-income instruments, a Treasury bond or government security typically has a smaller trading range than a junk bond or convertible security.  Many factors affect a security’s price, and hence its range. Macroeconomic factors such as the economic cycle and interest rates have a significant bearing on the price of securities over lengthy time periods. A recession, for instance, can dramatically widen the price range for most equities as they plunge in price. For example, most technology stocks had wide price ranges between 1998 to 2002, as they soared to lofty levels in the first half of that period and then slumped – many to single-digit prices – in the aftermath of the dotcom bust. Similarly, the 2007-08 financial crisis considerably widened the trading range for equities due to the broad correction that saw most indices plunge over 50% in price. Stock ranges have narrowed significantly since the Great Recession as volatility has reduced during a nine-year bull market.   Ranges and Volatility   Since price volatility is equivalent to risk, a security’s trading range is a good indicator of risk. A conservative investor prefers securities with smaller price fluctuations compared to securities that are susceptible to significant gyrations. Such an investor may prefer to invest in more stable sectors like utilities, healthcare and telecommunications, rather than in more cyclical (or high-beta) sectors like financials, technology and commodities. Generally speaking, high-beta sectors may have wider ranges than low-beta sectors.   Range Support and Resistance   A security's range can effectively highlight support and resistance levels. If the bottom of a stock's range has been around $10 on a number of occasions spanning many months or years, then the $10 region would be considered an area of strong support. If the stock breaks below that level (especially on heavy volume), traders interpret it as a bearish signal. Conversely, a breakout above a price that has marked the top of the range on numerous occasions is considered as a breach of resistance and provides a bullish signal. (To learn more, see: How do I Effectively Create a Range-Bound Trading Strategy?)

ration ::: n. --> A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his subsistence.
Hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an allowance; an allotment. ::: v. t. --> To supply with rations, as a regiment.

Records of ancient medicine in Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, etc., tell of the temples being used as hospitals, with priest-physicians supported by the state giving every care to the sick who came, both rich and poor. In addition to material means of treatment — many of which we have rediscovered — these devotees of the gods of healing used special incense, prayers, the “temple sleep,” invocations, music, astrology, etc., which we regard as harmless superstition of an earlier day. However, such conditions, intelligently adapted to each case, in making a pure, serene, uplifting atmosphere around the sick person, would invoke the influences of wholeness within and without him. By putting the inner man in tune with his body, his disordered nature-forces manifesting as disease would tend to flow freely in the currents of health. Natural magic is as practical as the unknown alchemy which transmutes our digested daily bread into molecules of our living body.

Reference Dose ::: Toxicity value for evaluating noncarcinogenic (systemic) effects of daily exposure to contaminant levels without appreciable deleterious effects during a lifetime. See our toxicity values.

Reiyukai. (霊友会/靈友會). In Japanese, lit. "Numinous Friends Society," or "Society of Friends of the Spirits"; a Japanese Buddhist lay organization, deriving from the teachings of the NICHIRENSHu. It was founded in 1925 by KUBO KAKUTARo (1892-1944) and KOTANI KIMI (1901-1971), the wife of Kubo's elder brother, who took over leadership of the organization and became president in 1944 upon Kubo's death. Kubo insisted that everyone keep a family death register and give posthumous names to venerated ancestors; these activities were formerly the domain of monks, who would be paid for their services. His other ideas included the classical directive to convert the world into a PURE LAND for Buddhism and the need to teach others the truth. He particularly emphasized the ability of each individual to improve him or herself. Kubo's ideas appealed to the poor and he began to attract converts quickly, including his brother Kotani Yasukichi and Kotani's wife, Kotani Kimi. In 1971 after Kotani Kimi died, Kubo's son Kubo Tsugunari took over as the leader of the group. For years he had prepared for this future, including studying Indian philosophy and Buddhism at Rissho University. Despite this preparation, Reiyukai was rocked by what some viewed as his personal failings and political maneuverings and Kubo Tsugunari eventually lost his leadership post. More recent leaders have been elected democratically. Some noted activities in recent years include opening the Lumbinī International Research Institute in Nepal and the International College for Advanced Buddhist Studies in Tokyo. The organization reached its peak during the years surrounding the Second World War, when it claimed some three million members, and was the source of numerous Nichiren-related new religious movements, of which the RISSHo KoSEIKAI, founded in 1938, became the most prominent. Reiyukai continues to be an active lay organization in both Japan and abroad. The Reiyukai organization has no clergy and no formal affiliation with any other Buddhist school, but instead relies on volunteer lay teachers who lead informal group meetings and discussions. Reiyukai focuses on the human capacity for lifelong self-cultivation in order to become ever more wise and compassionate. All its adherents must have a personal sponsor in order to join the order. The school stresses ancestor worship, believing that personal and social ills are the result of inadequate veneration of ancestor spirits who have been unable to attain buddhahood and instead became guardian spirits until the proper rites are performed so they may be liberated. Its followers believe that reciting the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA ("Lotus Sutra") in abridged form during daily morning and evening services or a group meeting transfers merit to their ancestors.

Rishiyajna: Study of the scriptures for gratifying the seers of Truth; one of the five sacrificial rites enjoined on all householders for daily performance; also known as Brahmayajna.

Rma chen spom ra. (Machen Pomra). A Tibetan mountain god whose seat is A MYES RMA CHEN in A mdo (today the Qinghai region of China) where he is the chief SA BDAG, or "earth lord," of the region. As with other pre-Buddhist Tibetan mountain deities, Rma chen spom ra was converted to Buddhism, in his case by PADMASAMBHAVA. The mountain was inserted into a Tibetan list of the twenty-four PĪtHA from the CAKRASAMVARATANTRA, and is further understood to be a three-dimensional CakrasaMvara MAndALA. The cult of Rma chen spom ra was introduced to central Tibet by TSONG KHA PA, a native of the region; he made Rma chen spom ra the chief DHARMAPĀLA of DGA' LDAN monastery. That monastery used to remove his image from the monastery each night to a small shrine outside the walls: since the god is a layman and has a female consort, by the rules of the monastery he cannot sleep inside the walls. Later the practice was replaced with a formal daily request to the god to leave the monastery for the night. He is golden, wears a golden cuirass and a helmet, carries a lance with a flag, a sack made from the skin of a mongoose and rides a white horse. His consort is the sman mo (menmo) Gung sman ma (Gungmenma). The DGE LUGS sect considers the god Phying dkar ba (Chingkarwa) to be an emanation of Rma chen spom ra.

rnam thar. (namtar). In Tibetan, "complete liberation," translating the Sanskrit VIMOKsA. In the Tibetan context, rnam thar refers to a widespread literary genre of sacred biography or autobiography. As its translation suggests, the term usually indicates an emphasis on the stereotypically Buddhist aspects of the subject's life, including his or her religious training, practice of meditation, and eventual liberation. Such works often incorporate elements of the fabulous and the fantastic and have parallels with the genre of hagiography. Three types of rnam thar are often enumerated: the "outer autobiography" (phyi'i rnam thar), which narrates the important events of daily life, including travels and meetings with prominent persons; the "inner autobiography" (nang gi rnam thar), which describes religious teachings received and relationships with teachers and disciples; and the "secret autobiography" (GSANG BA'I RNAM THAR), which describes religious experiences, with the author often writing from the perspective of a transcendental subject.

rotation ::: n. --> The act of turning, as a wheel or a solid body on its axis, as distinguished from the progressive motion of a revolving round another body or a distant point; thus, the daily turning of the earth on its axis is a rotation; its annual motion round the sun is a revolution.
Any return or succesion in a series. ::: a.

routine ::: n. --> A round of business, amusement, or pleasure, daily or frequently pursued; especially, a course of business or offical duties regularly or frequently returning.
Any regular course of action or procedure rigidly adhered to by the mere force of habit.

saga "jargon" (WPI) A {cuspy} but bogus raving story about N {random} broken people. Here is a classic example of the saga form, as told by {Guy Steele} (GLS): Jon L. White (login name JONL) and I (GLS) were office mates at {MIT} for many years. One April, we both flew from Boston to California for a week on research business, to consult face-to-face with some people at {Stanford}, particularly our mutual friend {Richard Gabriel} (RPG). RPG picked us up at the San Francisco airport and drove us back to {Palo Alto} (going {logical} south on route 101, parallel to {El Camino Bignum}). Palo Alto is adjacent to Stanford University and about 40 miles south of San Francisco. We ate at The Good Earth, a "health food" restaurant, very popular, the sort whose milkshakes all contain honey and protein powder. JONL ordered such a shake - the waitress claimed the flavour of the day was "lalaberry". I still have no idea what that might be, but it became a running joke. It was the colour of raspberry, and JONL said it tasted rather bitter. I ate a better tostada there than I have ever had in a Mexican restaurant. After this we went to the local Uncle Gaylord's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor. They make ice cream fresh daily, in a variety of intriguing flavours. It's a chain, and they have a slogan: "If you don't live near an Uncle Gaylord's - MOVE!" Also, Uncle Gaylord (a real person) wages a constant battle to force big-name ice cream makers to print their ingredients on the package (like air and plastic and other non-natural garbage). JONL and I had first discovered Uncle Gaylord's the previous August, when we had flown to a computer-science conference in {Berkeley}, California, the first time either of us had been on the West Coast. When not in the conference sessions, we had spent our time wandering the length of Telegraph Avenue, which (like Harvard Square in Cambridge) was lined with picturesque street vendors and interesting little shops. On that street we discovered Uncle Gaylord's Berkeley store. The ice cream there was very good. During that August visit JONL went absolutely bananas (so to speak) over one particular flavour, ginger honey. Therefore, after eating at The Good Earth - indeed, after every lunch and dinner and before bed during our April visit --- a trip to Uncle Gaylord's (the one in Palo Alto) was mandatory. We had arrived on a Wednesday, and by Thursday evening we had been there at least four times. Each time, JONL would get ginger honey ice cream, and proclaim to all bystanders that "Ginger was the spice that drove the Europeans mad! That's why they sought a route to the East! They used it to preserve their otherwise off-taste meat." After the third or fourth repetition RPG and I were getting a little tired of this spiel, and began to paraphrase him: "Wow! Ginger! The spice that makes rotten meat taste good!" "Say! Why don't we find some dog that's been run over and sat in the sun for a week and put some *ginger* on it for dinner?!" "Right! With a lalaberry shake!" And so on. This failed to faze JONL; he took it in good humour, as long as we kept returning to Uncle Gaylord's. He loves ginger honey ice cream. Now RPG and his then-wife KBT (Kathy Tracy) were putting us up (putting up with us?) in their home for our visit, so to thank them JONL and I took them out to a nice French restaurant of their choosing. I unadventurously chose the filet mignon, and KBT had je ne sais quoi du jour, but RPG and JONL had lapin (rabbit). (Waitress: "Oui, we have fresh rabbit, fresh today." RPG: "Well, JONL, I guess we won't need any *ginger*!") We finished the meal late, about 11 P.M., which is 2 A.M Boston time, so JONL and I were rather droopy. But it wasn't yet midnight. Off to Uncle Gaylord's! Now the French restaurant was in Redwood City, north of Palo Alto. In leaving Redwood City, we somehow got onto route 101 going north instead of south. JONL and I wouldn't have known the difference had RPG not mentioned it. We still knew very little of the local geography. I did figure out, however, that we were headed in the direction of Berkeley, and half-jokingly suggested that we continue north and go to Uncle Gaylord's in Berkeley. RPG said "Fine!" and we drove on for a while and talked. I was drowsy, and JONL actually dropped off to sleep for 5 minutes. When he awoke, RPG said, "Gee, JONL, you must have slept all the way over the bridge!", referring to the one spanning San Francisco Bay. Just then we came to a sign that said "University Avenue". I mumbled something about working our way over to Telegraph Avenue; RPG said "Right!" and maneuvered some more. Eventually we pulled up in front of an Uncle Gaylord's. Now, I hadn't really been paying attention because I was so sleepy, and I didn't really understand what was happening until RPG let me in on it a few moments later, but I was just alert enough to notice that we had somehow come to the Palo Alto Uncle Gaylord's after all. JONL noticed the resemblance to the Palo Alto store, but hadn't caught on. (The place is lit with red and yellow lights at night, and looks much different from the way it does in daylight.) He said, "This isn't the Uncle Gaylord's I went to in Berkeley! It looked like a barn! But this place looks *just like* the one back in Palo Alto!" RPG deadpanned, "Well, this is the one *I* always come to when I'm in Berkeley. They've got two in San Francisco, too. Remember, they're a chain." JONL accepted this bit of wisdom. And he was not totally ignorant - he knew perfectly well that University Avenue was in Berkeley, not far from Telegraph Avenue. What he didn't know was that there is a completely different University Avenue in Palo Alto. JONL went up to the counter and asked for ginger honey. The guy at the counter asked whether JONL would like to taste it first, evidently their standard procedure with that flavour, as not too many people like it. JONL said, "I'm sure I like it. Just give me a cone." The guy behind the counter insisted that JONL try just a taste first. "Some people think it tastes like soap." JONL insisted, "Look, I *love* ginger. I eat Chinese food. I eat raw ginger roots. I already went through this hassle with the guy back in Palo Alto. I *know* I like that flavour!" At the words "back in Palo Alto" the guy behind the counter got a very strange look on his face, but said nothing. KBT caught his eye and winked. Through my stupor I still hadn't quite grasped what was going on, and thought RPG was rolling on the floor laughing and clutching his stomach just because JONL had launched into his spiel ("makes rotten meat a dish for princes") for the forty-third time. At this point, RPG clued me in fully. RPG, KBT, and I retreated to a table, trying to stifle our chuckles. JONL remained at the counter, talking about ice cream with the guy b.t.c., comparing Uncle Gaylord's to other ice cream shops and generally having a good old time. At length the g.b.t.c. said, "How's the ginger honey?" JONL said, "Fine! I wonder what exactly is in it?" Now Uncle Gaylord publishes all his recipes and even teaches classes on how to make his ice cream at home. So the g.b.t.c. got out the recipe, and he and JONL pored over it for a while. But the g.b.t.c. could contain his curiosity no longer, and asked again, "You really like that stuff, huh?" JONL said, "Yeah, I've been eating it constantly back in Palo Alto for the past two days. In fact, I think this batch is about as good as the cones I got back in Palo Alto!" G.b.t.c. looked him straight in the eye and said, "You're *in* Palo Alto!" JONL turned slowly around, and saw the three of us collapse in a fit of giggles. He clapped a hand to his forehead and exclaimed, "I've been hacked!" [My spies on the West Coast inform me that there is a close relative of the raspberry found out there called an "ollalieberry" - ESR] [Ironic footnote: it appears that the {meme} about ginger vs. rotting meat may be an urban legend. It's not borne out by an examination of mediaeval recipes or period purchase records for spices, and appears full-blown in the works of Samuel Pegge, a gourmand and notorious flake case who originated numerous food myths. - ESR] [{Jargon File}] (1994-12-08)

saga ::: (jargon) (WPI) A cuspy but bogus raving story about N random broken people.Here is a classic example of the saga form, as told by Guy Steele (GLS):Jon L. White (login name JONL) and I (GLS) were office mates at MIT for many years. One April, we both flew from Boston to California for a week on research business, to consult face-to-face with some people at Stanford, particularly our mutual friend Richard Gabriel (RPG).RPG picked us up at the San Francisco airport and drove us back to Palo Alto (going logical south on route 101, parallel to El Camino Bignum). Palo Alto is raspberry, and JONL said it tasted rather bitter. I ate a better tostada there than I have ever had in a Mexican restaurant.After this we went to the local Uncle Gaylord's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor. They make ice cream fresh daily, in a variety of intriguing flavours. It's a very good. During that August visit JONL went absolutely bananas (so to speak) over one particular flavour, ginger honey.Therefore, after eating at The Good Earth - indeed, after every lunch and dinner and before bed during our April visit -- a trip to Uncle Gaylord's (the one in failed to faze JONL; he took it in good humour, as long as we kept returning to Uncle Gaylord's. He loves ginger honey ice cream.Now RPG and his then-wife KBT (Kathy Tracy) were putting us up (putting up with us?) in their home for our visit, so to thank them JONL and I took them out to a (rabbit). (Waitress: Oui, we have fresh rabbit, fresh today. RPG: Well, JONL, I guess we won't need any *ginger*!)We finished the meal late, about 11 P.M., which is 2 A.M Boston time, so JONL and I were rather droopy. But it wasn't yet midnight. Off to Uncle Gaylord's!Now the French restaurant was in Redwood City, north of Palo Alto. In leaving Redwood City, we somehow got onto route 101 going north instead of south. JONL headed in the direction of Berkeley, and half-jokingly suggested that we continue north and go to Uncle Gaylord's in Berkeley.RPG said Fine! and we drove on for a while and talked. I was drowsy, and JONL actually dropped off to sleep for 5 minutes. When he awoke, RPG said, Gee, said Right! and maneuvered some more. Eventually we pulled up in front of an Uncle Gaylord's.Now, I hadn't really been paying attention because I was so sleepy, and I didn't really understand what was happening until RPG let me in on it a few moments later, but I was just alert enough to notice that we had somehow come to the Palo Alto Uncle Gaylord's after all.JONL noticed the resemblance to the Palo Alto store, but hadn't caught on. (The place is lit with red and yellow lights at night, and looks much different from in Berkeley! It looked like a barn! But this place looks *just like* the one back in Palo Alto!RPG deadpanned, Well, this is the one *I* always come to when I'm in Berkeley. They've got two in San Francisco, too. Remember, they're a chain.JONL accepted this bit of wisdom. And he was not totally ignorant - he knew perfectly well that University Avenue was in Berkeley, not far from Telegraph Avenue. What he didn't know was that there is a completely different University Avenue in Palo Alto.JONL went up to the counter and asked for ginger honey. The guy at the counter asked whether JONL would like to taste it first, evidently their standard procedure with that flavour, as not too many people like it.JONL said, I'm sure I like it. Just give me a cone. The guy behind the counter insisted that JONL try just a taste first. Some people think it tastes like ginger roots. I already went through this hassle with the guy back in Palo Alto. I *know* I like that flavour!At the words back in Palo Alto the guy behind the counter got a very strange look on his face, but said nothing. KBT caught his eye and winked. Through my launched into his spiel (makes rotten meat a dish for princes) for the forty-third time. At this point, RPG clued me in fully.RPG, KBT, and I retreated to a table, trying to stifle our chuckles. JONL remained at the counter, talking about ice cream with the guy b.t.c., comparing Uncle Gaylord's to other ice cream shops and generally having a good old time.At length the g.b.t.c. said, How's the ginger honey? JONL said, Fine! I wonder what exactly is in it? Now Uncle Gaylord publishes all his recipes and for the past two days. In fact, I think this batch is about as good as the cones I got back in Palo Alto!G.b.t.c. looked him straight in the eye and said, You're *in* Palo Alto!JONL turned slowly around, and saw the three of us collapse in a fit of giggles. He clapped a hand to his forehead and exclaimed, I've been hacked![My spies on the West Coast inform me that there is a close relative of the raspberry found out there called an ollalieberry - ESR][Ironic footnote: it appears that the meme about ginger vs. rotting meat may be an urban legend. It's not borne out by an examination of mediaeval recipes or Samuel Pegge, a gourmand and notorious flake case who originated numerous food myths. - ESR][Jargon File] (1994-12-08)

saiksadharma. (P. sekhiyadhamma; T. bslabs pa'i chos; C. zhongxue; J. shugaku; K. chunghak 衆學). In Sanskrit, lit., "qualities in which to be trained"; in the PRĀTIMOKsA, a large set of rules to be followed in the course of daily monastic life, the violation of which entails no sanction beyond the need for confession. They are for the most part items of etiquette with regard to dress, accepting and eating food, teaching the dharma, and using the toilet. The number of these precepts varies by VINAYA recension, with the Chinese MAHĀSĀMGHIKA having sixty-six and the Chinese SARVĀSTIVĀDA having 113. In the Pāli vinaya, the term refers to a group of seventy-five precepts found in the Pātimokkha divided into seven sections. The first two rules concern proper dress. The next twenty-four rules concern the proper way to enter villages and inhabited areas and interact with the laypeople there. A set of thirty rules concerns the proper way to take meals. The next fifteen rules concern the preaching of dharma, and the last three rules concern the use of the toilet. saiksa rules are the same for monks and nuns. One who knowingly transgresses these rules is guilty of an "offense of wrongdoing" (S. DUsKṚTA; P. dukkata).

salat :::   worship; prayer; formal Islamic worship that is observed five times daily; making connection to Allah; namaz

saMgha. (P. sangha; T. dge 'dun; C. sengqie; J. sogya; K. sŭngga 僧伽). A BUDDHIST HYBRID SANSKRIT term, generally translated as "community" or "order," it is the term most commonly used to refer to the order of Buddhist monks and nuns. (The classical Sanskrit and Pāli of this term is sangha, a form often seen in Western writings on Buddhism; this dictionary uses saMgha as the generic and nonsectarian Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit form.) The term literally means "that which is struck together well," suggesting something that is solid and not easily broken apart. In ancient India, the term originally meant a "guild," and the different offices in the saMgha were guild terms: e.g., ĀCĀRYA, which originally meant a "guild master," was adopted in Buddhism to refer to a teacher or preceptor of neophytes to the monastic community. The Buddhist saMgha began with the ordination of the first monks, the "group of five" (PANCAVARGIKA) to whom the Buddha delivered his first sermon, when he turned the wheel of the dharma (DHARMACAKRAPRAVARTANA) at SĀRNĀTH. At that time, there was no formal ordination ceremony; the Buddha simply used the EHIBHIKsUKĀ formula, lit. "Come, monk," to welcome someone who had joined the order. The order grew as rival teachers were converted, bringing their disciples with them. Eventually, a more formal ritual of ordination (UPASAMPADĀ) was developed. In addition, as circumstances warranted, the Buddha slowly began making rules to organize the daily life of the community as a whole and its individual members (see VINAYA). Although it seems that in the early years, the Buddha and his followers wandered without fixed dwellings, donors eventually provided places for them to spend the rainy season (see VARsĀ) and the shelters there evolved into monasteries (VIHĀRA). A saMgha came to be defined as a group of monks who lived within a particular geographical boundary (SĪMĀ) and who gathered fortnightly (see UPOsADHA) to recite the monastic code (PRĀTIMOKsA). That group had to consist of at least ten monks in a central region and five monks in more remote regions. In the centuries after the passing of the Buddha, variations developed over what constituted this code, leading to the formation of "fraternities" or NIKĀYAs; the tradition typically recognizes eighteen such groups as belonging to the MAINSTEAM BUDDHIST SCHOOLS, but there were clearly more. ¶ There is much discussion in Buddhist literature on the question of what constitutes the saMgha, especially the saMgha that is the third of the three jewels (RATNATRAYA), to which Buddhists go for refuge (sARAnA). One of the oldest categories is the eightfold saMgha, composed only of those who have reached a certain level of spiritual attainment. The eight are four groups of two, in each case one who is approaching and one who has attained one of the four ranks of stream-enterer, or SROTAĀPANNA; once-returner, or SAKṚDĀGĀMIN; nonreturner, or ANĀGĀMIN; and worthy one, or ARHAT. This is the saMgha of the saMgha jewel, and is sometimes referred to as the ĀRYASAMGHA, or "noble saMgha." A later and more elaborate category expanded this group of eight to a group of twenty, called the VIMsATIPRABHEDASAMGHA, or "twenty-member saMgha," based on their different faculties (INDRIYA) and the ways in which they reach NIRVĀnA; this subdivision appears especially in MAHĀYĀNA works, particularly in the PRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ literature. Whether eight or twenty, it is this group of noble persons (ĀRYAPUDGALA) who are described as worthy of gifts (daksinīyapudgala). Those noble persons who are also ordained are sometimes referred to as the "ultimate saMgha" (PARAMĀRTHASAMGHA) as distinguished from the "conventional saMgha" (SAMVṚTISAMGHA), which is composed of the ordained monks and nuns who are still ordinary persons (PṚTHAGJANA). In a still broader sense, the term is sometimes used for a fourfold group, composed of monks (BHIKsU), nuns (BHIKsUnĪ), lay male disciples (UPĀSAKA), and lay female disciples (UPĀSIKĀ). However, this fourfold group is more commonly called PARIsAD ("followers" or "congregation"), suggesting that the term saMgha is more properly used to refer to the ordained community. In common parlance, however, especially in the West, saMgha has come to connote any community of Buddhists, whether monastic or lay, or a combination of the two. In the long history of Buddhism, however, the presence or absence of the Buddhist dispensation (sĀSANA) has traditionally been measured by the presence or absence of ordained monks who virtuously maintain their precepts. In the history of many Buddhist lands, the establishment of Buddhism is marked by the founding of the first monastery and the ordination of the first monks into the saMgha. See also SAMGHABHEDA; SAMMUTISAnGHA; ĀRYAPUDGALA; SŬNGT'ONG; SAnGHARĀJA.

Santi Asoke. A modern reform movement in Thailand that began under the leadership of Bodhirak (P. Bodhirakka), a monk who had a storied past as a television entertainer, spirit medium, and bhikkhu (S. BHIKsU). In 1975 he set up an independent sangha, ordaining monks and nuns himself, thereby ignoring the traditional requirement that a monk must have a minimum of ten years of seniority before ordaining others. For this reason, along with his violation of several other rules in the monastic code, Bodhirak was officially defrocked by the Supreme Sangha Council of Thailand. Santi Asoke emphasizes a semi-ascetic lifestyle for the laity and austerity for the monks, as opposed to what he criticized as the luxurious living conditions enjoyed by many popular monks around the country, some of whom live in modern buildings, travel in private cars, and have meals brought to their residences. Santi Asoke monks wear brown robes rather than the traditional saffron color commonly worn by many monks in Thailand, do not shave their eyebrows, and adhere to a strict vegetarian diet. Laypeople also observe vegetarianism and many observe the eight precepts (see sĪLA, AstĀnGASAMANVĀGATAM UPAVĀSAM) in their daily lives. The group criticizes lavish merit-making as lacking in moral virtue, which it feels can be attained by working hard, avoiding unnecessary consumption, and sharing one's surplus with the rest of society. In addition to avoiding traditional metaphysical beliefs and practices, the group is also opposed to meditation. It views the concept of right concentration (SAMYAKSAMĀDHI), the eighth step of the eightfold path (ĀRYĀstĀnGAMĀRGA), as the culmination of the other steps, not as a separate stage of practice. Santi Asoke also differs from more mainstream forms of Buddhism in that its temples do not have any images of the Buddha, explaining that only the dharma can represent the Buddha. Its adherents view themselves as followers of "authentic Buddhism," as opposed to: (1) occult Buddhism, whose followers believe in superstition, fortune-telling, and the power of amulets; (2) capitalistic Buddhism, which Santi Asoke contends is composed of business people who practice meditation in order to become more competitive; and (3) hermetic Buddhism, which encourages asceticism and which the Asoke group criticizes as selfish. Santi Asoke affords a somewhat higher status to its female renunciants than does the mainstream Thai sangha, granting female monastics status and title equivalent to that of novice monks, rather than the mainstream's wholly lay MAE CHI designation. Bodhirak and scores of his followers were arrested in 1989 at the behest of Thailand's Supreme Sangha Council for committing the criminal act of impersonating monks. All were convicted, but given suspended sentences. While opposed by the federal government and the sangha, Santi Asoke maintains its existence and influence through the efforts of a small number of politically connected lay followers, most notably a former governor of Bangkok.

sārdhavihārin. (P. saddhivihārika [alt. saddhivihārī]; T. lhan cig gnas pa; C. gongxing dizi; J. gugyo deshi; K. konghaeng cheja 共行弟子). In Sanskrit, lit. "one who lives with," or "one who lives in accord with," but often translated as "disciple" or "apprentice" (see ANTEVĀSIKA). Although the term can simply refer to one of the residents of a monastery, as "disciple" it refers to a novice or a monk who dwells with his UPĀDHYĀYA or preceptor for the purpose of receiving instruction in the dharma and training in the VINAYA. A disciple in residence with his preceptor is said to be under "guidance" (NIsRAYA). The relationship of the sārdhavihārin and the upādhyāya is described as being like that of a son and a father. Accordingly, the disciple is required to serve the daily needs of his preceptor, by, for example, providing him with water, washing and preparing his robes and alms bowl, cleaning his residence, accompanying him on journeys, and attending him when he is sick. The sārdhavihārin requires the permission of the upādhyāya to attend others, to accompany others on alms rounds, to seek instruction from others, etc. The sārdhavihārin is required to seek pardon from his upādhyāya for any wrongdoing, and may be expelled for bad behavior. If he loses his upādhyāya while he is still in need of guidance, because the latter dies, goes away, secedes from the order, or changes religions, the disciple is to seek out a competent teacher (ĀCĀRYA) to serve in place of the upādhyāya. A fully ordained monk must remain under the guidance of either an upādhyāya or ācārya for a minimum of five years from the time of his ordination. A monk may be required to live under nisraya for a longer period, or for his whole life, if he is unable to become competent in dharma and vinaya.

scheduling "algorithm" The arrangement of a number of related operations in time. There are several kinds of scheduling related to computers: {instruction scheduling} - sequencing the instructions executed by the {CPU} {multitasking} ("process scheduling") - sharing a CPU between several processes {application} {software} to help organise your daily meetings etc. {task scheduling} - {algorithms} to solve the general problem of satisfying time and resource {constraints} between a number of tasks. Compare {planning}. (1998-04-25)

scheduling ::: (algorithm) The arrangement of a number of related operations in time.There are several kinds of scheduling related to computers:instruction scheduling - sequencing the instructions executed by the CPUmultitasking (process scheduling) - sharing a CPU between several processesapplication software to help organise your daily meetings etc.task scheduling - algorithms to solve the general problem of satisfying time and resource constraints between a number of tasks.Compare planning. (1998-04-25)

Sebek (Egyptian) Sebek. Also Sebeq and Sebeq-Ra. The planet Mercury in the Greco-Roman period in Egypt; also the crocodile-headed deity about whom very little has come down to us. Because of his association with the crocodile and Set, his attributes were popularly considered as evil; in The Book of the Dead, however, Sebek is named together with three other deities as dwelling on the mount of sunrise, helping Horus to be reborn daily. He is represented as giving the eyes to the deceased and assisting the pilgrim to be reborn.

session ::: n. --> The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.

The actual sitting of a court, council, legislature, etc., or the actual assembly of the members of such a body, for the transaction of business.
Hence, also, the time, period, or term during which a court, council, legislature, etc., meets daily for business; or, the space of time between the first meeting and the prorogation or adjournment; thus, a session of Parliaments is opened with a speech

Shema ::: (Heb. hear) Title of the fundamental, monotheistic statement of Judaism, found in Deut. 6:4 (“Hear, O Israel, the LORD is our God, the LORD is One”; shema Yisrael YHWH elohenu YHWH ehad). This statement avers the unity of God, and is recited daily in the liturgy (along with Deut. 6:5-9, 11.13-21; Num. 15.37- 41 and other passages), and customarily before sleep at night. This proclamation also climaxes special liturgies (like Yom Kippur), and is central to the confession before death and the ritual of martyrdom. The Shema is inscribed on the mezuzah and the tefillin. In public services, it is recited in unison.

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siksādattaka. (T. bslab pa sbyin pa; C. yuxue; J. yogaku; K. yohak 與學). In Sanskrit, lit. "one who has been given [penance] training," viz., a "pārājika penitent"; a monk (or nun) who had transgressed one of the major precepts that bring "defeat" (PĀRĀJIKA) but continues to live in the monastery as a lifelong penitent. A pārājika monk or nun, such as one who engaged in sexual intercourse, would be given the lifelong punishment of being "not in communion" (ASAMVĀSA) with the monastic community. The monk who is asaMvāsa is not permitted to participate in any of the official monastic proceedings or ecclesiastical acts (KARMAN), thus effectively ostracizing him from the formal activities of the monastery. But in almost all extant recensions of the VINAYA (including those associated with the SARVĀSTIVĀDA, MuLASARVĀSTIVĀDA, MAHĀSĀMGHIKA, DHARMAGUPTAKA, and MAHĪsĀSAKA schools), monks who have received the asaMvāsa punishment could continue to live in the monastery even after their transgressions in the special status of a siksādattaka (or siksādattā for a nun). (The Pāli vinaya of the THERAVĀDA school is apparently the only recension that does not recognize the status of a siksādattaka, although the term is known to the Pāli commentarial tradition.) The siksādattaka was superior in status to regular novices (sRĀMAnERA), the subordinate members of the SAMGHA, but inferior to the most junior of monks (BHIKsU). The siksādattaka was assigned such menial daily tasks as serving food to the senior monks or cleaning the toilets, and his actions were severely restricted: he was forbidden from teaching others, making extended trips outside the monastery, accepting the types of salutations and respect that monks normally would receive, or, in some traditions, listening to the PRĀTIMOKsA recitation. These penances are similar to those meted out to monks on temporary probation (PARIVĀSA and MĀNATVA) for committing the SAMGHĀVAsEsA offenses. The lifelong penance of the siksādattaka could be rescinded and the penitent restored to good standing if he subsequently became an ARHAT.

slave narrative: A narrative - often autobiographical - about a slave's life. It often includes details of the original capture, punishments and daily labour, and escape to freedom. An example is Frederick Douglass's abolitionist writings and speeches.

smasāna. (P. susāna; T. dur khrod; C. shilin/hanlin; J. shirin/kanrin; K. sirim/hallim 屍林/寒林). In Sanskrit, "charnel ground," "cemetery"; funerary sites in ancient India where corpses were left to decompose. The charnel ground was recommended as a site for monks to practice meditation in order to overcome attachment to the body. In the MAHĀSATIPAttHĀNASUTTA, the Buddha recommends nine "charnel ground contemplations" (sīvathikā manasikāra). There is a set of "contemplations on the foul" (AsUBHABHĀVANĀ) described in mainstream Buddhist literature that were to take place in the charnel grounds, where the monks would sit next to the dead and contemplate the nine or ten specific stages in the decomposition of a corpse; this meditation was a powerful antidote to the affliction of lust (RĀGA). The traditional list of thirteen authorized ascetic practices (S. dhutaguna; P. DHUTAnGA) also includes dwelling in a charnel ground (no. 11) and wearing only discarded cloth (no. 1), which typically meant to use funerary cloth taken from rotting corpses to make monastic raiments (CĪVARA), thus weaning the monk or nun from attachment to material possessions. The ideal charnel ground is described as a place where corpses are cremated daily, where there is the constant smell of decomposing corpses, and where the weeping of the families of the dead can be heard. The practice of meditation there is said to result in an awareness of the inevitability of death, the abandonment of lust, and the overcoming of attachment to the body. In India, the charnel ground was a frightful place not only because of the presence of corpses but also for the creatures, including wild animals and various demons, that frequented it at night. Thus, in tantric Buddhism, the charnel ground was considered to be inhabited by wrathful deities, dĀKINĪs, and MAHĀSIDDHAs, making it a potent place for the performance of ritual and meditation. Mahāsiddhas are sometimes depicted in charnel grounds, sitting on corpses and drinking from skull cups. ANUTTARAYOGATANTRA texts also refer to a set of "eight great charnel grounds" (S. AstAMAHĀsMAsĀNA), which are also frequently depicted in tantric Buddhist art. While the eight sites are often equated with actual geographic locations in India, they also carry a deeper symbolism, referring to regions of tantric sacred geography, points on a MAndALA or a deity's body, and elements of tantric physiology such as the channels (NĀdĪ) in the subtle body of a meditating YOGIN. Their origin myth describes the defeat of the demon Rudra, after which the charnel grounds arose in the eight cardinal and intermediate directions, each from a piece of his dismembered body. They are described as wild and terrifying places, littered with human corpses and wild animals, each with their own trees, protectors, STuPAs, NĀGAs, jewels, fires, clouds, mountains, and lakes. They are inhabited by a host of spirits and nonhuman beings, as well as meditating yogins and YOGINĪs. In general, charnel grounds and similar frightening locations are said to be efficacious for the practice of tantric meditation. The astamahāsmasāna are also usually depicted as forming part of the outer protection wheel in mandalas of anuttarayogatantra. There are varying lists of the eight great charnel grounds, one of which is: candogrā (most fierce), gahvara (dense thicket), vajrajvala (blazing vajra), endowed with skeletons (karankin), cool grove (sītavana), black darkness (ghorāndhakāra), resonant with "kilikili" (kilikilārava), and cries of "ha ha" (attahāsa); Tibetan sources give the names of the eight great charnel grounds as gtum drag (candogra), tshang tshing 'khrigs pa (gahvara), rdo rje bar ba (vajrajvala), keng rus can (karankin), bsil bu tshal (sītavana), mun pa nag po (ghorāndhakāra) ki li ki lir sgra sgrog pa (kilikilārava), and ha ha rgod pa (attahāsa).

Soka Gakkai. (創價學會/創価学会). In Japanese, "Value-Creating Society," a Japanese Buddhist lay organization associated with the NICHIRENSHu, founded by MAKIGUCHI TSUNESABURO (1871-1944) and his disciple Toda Josei (1900-1958). Formerly a teacher, Makiguchi became a follower of Nichiren's teachings, finding that they supported his own ideas about engendering social and religious values, and converted to NICHIREN SHoSHu in 1928. In 1930, he established a lay organization under the umbrella of the Nichiren Shoshu, which initially called itself the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai (Creating Educational Values Society), and led its first general meeting. After its inauguration, the society began to take on a decidedly religious character, focusing on missionary work for Nichiren Shoshu. As the Pacific War expanded, Makiguchi and his followers refused to cooperate with state-enforced SHINTo practices, leading to a rift between them and TAISEKIJI, the head monastery of Nichiren Shoshu. In 1943, the society almost disintegrated with the imprisonment of Makiguchi and Toda, along with twenty other leaders charged with lèse-majesté and violations of the Public Order Act, which required each family to enshrine a Shinto talisman in its home. Makiguchi died in 1944 in prison, but Toda survived and was released on parole in July 1945. After his release, Toda took charge of the organization, renaming it Soka Gakkai in 1946. He successfully led a massive proselytization campaign that gained Soka Gakkai and Nichiren Shoshu vast numbers of new converts and by the late 1950s, upwards of 750,000 families had become adherents. After Toda died in 1958, IKEDA DAISAKU (b. 1928) became its third president and the society grew even more rapidly in Japan during the 1960s and the 1970s. In 1975, Ikeda also founded Soka Gakkai International (SGI), which disseminated the society's values around the world. Soka Gakkai publishes numerous books and periodicals, as well as a daily newspaper in Japan. During this period, Soka Gakkai also became involved in Japanese domestic politics, establishing its own political party, the Komeito (Clean Government Party) in 1964, which became completely separate and independent from the Soka Gakkai in 1970. The society also supported Taisekiji with massive donations, including raising the funds for a new main shrine hall for the monastery. Soka Gakkai, like other groups in the Nichiren lineage, focuses on worship of the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA ("Lotus Sutra") and its adherents are expected to chant daily the title (DAIMOKU) of the sutra, NAM MYoHoRENGEKYo, as well as recite the most important sections of the sutra and study Nichiren's writings. Soka Gakkai believes that all beings possess the capacity to attain buddhahood and emphasizes the ability of each person's buddha-nature to overcome obstacles and achieve happiness. Soka Gakkai followers can accomplish these goals through a "human revolution" (the title of one of Ikeda's books) that creates a sense of oneness between the individual and the environment, thus demonstrating how each individual can positively affect the surrounding world. As tensions grew between the Nichiren Shoshu and its increasingly powerful lay subsidiary, Nikken (b. 1922), the sixty-seventh chief priest of Nichiren Shoshu, tried to bring its membership directly under his control. His efforts were ultimately unsuccessful and he excommunicated the Soka Gakkai in 1991, forbidding Soka Gakkai followers from having access to the holiest shrines associated with Nichiren. Sokka Gakkai remains at the center of controversy because of its strong emphasis on recruitment and proselytization, its demonization of enemies, and a mentorship structure within the organization that some claim creates a cult of personality centered on Ikeda. Soka Gakkai remains among the largest Buddhist organizations in the Western world.

soutane ::: n. --> A close garnment with straight sleeves, and skirts reaching to the ankles, and buttoned in front from top to bottom; especially, the black garment of this shape worn by the clergy in France and Italy as their daily dress; a cassock.

Speed ::: The rate at which the gamma of an option or warrant will change in relation to underlying price in the underlying market. More specifically, it is the third order derivative of an options value to price. A high speed value indicates that gamma is more sensitive to moves in price of the underlying asset. BREAKING DOWN 'Speed' Speed is used by investors who utilize both delta-hedging and gamma-hedging option trading strategies, and provides the investor with information on the vega or delta of an option per year (the daily figure can be found by dividing the result by the number of days in the year). As the number of days left on the options contract get smaller and smaller, charm becomes more volatile and less accurate.

stipend ::: n. --> Settled pay or compensation for services, whether paid daily, monthly, or annually. ::: v. t. --> To pay by settled wages.

substance abuse: a pattern of behaviour where a person relies excessively on a particular substance (e.g. alcohol or opioids such as heroin) which can ultimately interfere with the individuals daily functioning.

Svar, Svah (Sanskrit) Svar, Svaḥ Heaven, the ethery spaces, or the sky, popularly supposed to be the cosmic space between the sun and the polar star, also in the Veda signifying the sun. It is likewise the last of the four sacred words uttered by every orthodox Brahmin when beginning his daily devotions: Om vyahritis, bhur, bhuvas, svar.

syāmāvatī. (P. Sāmāvatī; T. Sngo bsangs can; C. Ganrong; J. Kon'yo; K. Kamyong 紺容). Lay disciple whom the Buddha declared to be foremost among laywomen who live in kindness. She was the daughter of a wealthy man from the city of Bhadravatī. When plague broke out in the city, she and her parents fled to Kausāmbī (P. Kosambī) where her parents fell ill and died. She was adopted by two donors of alms to the poor, Mitra and Ghosaka, who noticed her virtue and intelligence. syāmāvatī was exceptionally beautiful and one festival day, Udāyana (P. Udena), the king of Kausāmbī, noticed her on her way to the river to bathe and fell in love with her. Initially rebuffed in his advances, Udāyana eventually wed syāmāvatī and made her his chief queen. syāmāvatī's slave girl was Ksudratārā (P. Khujjutarā) who each day was given eight coins to buy flowers from the market. Ksudratārā was dishonest and would spend four coins on flowers and pocket the rest. One day on her way to the market, Ksudratārā listened to the Buddha preach and at once became a stream-enterer (SROTAĀPANNA). She then confessed her thievery to syāmāvatī, who immediately forgave her, and she told her mistress about the Buddha's teachings. Enthralled, syāmāvatī asked Ksudratārā to listen to the Buddha's sermons daily and report his message to her and her attendants. In this way, under Ksudratārā's instruction, syāmāvatī and her attendants also became stream-enterers. On Ksudratārā's advice, syāmāvatī had holes made in the walls of the women's quarters so that she and her attendants could watch the Buddha as he passed through the lane below. syāmāvatī had a wicked co-wife, Māgandiyā, who, out of jealousy of her and a hatred for the Buddha, sought her destruction. syāmāvatī survived three plots, which were eventually revealed, winning in compensation the boon to have ĀNANDA preach daily to her and her companions. Finally Māgandiyā had the palace set afire and syāmāvatī along with her attendants burned to death. The Buddha declared, however, that none of the deceased had attained less than the state of stream-enterer, while some had even reached the state of once-returners (SAKṚDĀGĀMIN) and nonreturners (ANĀGĀMIN).

taeung chon. (大雄殿). In Korean, "basilica of the great hero"; the main worship hall in a Korean Buddhist monastery, where the main Buddha image of the monastery will be enshrined. The taeung chon is typically the largest shrine hall on the monastic campus and is intended to serve as the center of institutional life. Most of the monastery's residents will gather in this basilica for daily services in the early morning, before the noontime meal, and in the evening; other ceremonies and rituals that require the attendance of most of the monks will also be held in this hall. "Great hero" is an epithet for a buddha, and which "great hero" is enshrined in the hall will vary from monastery to monastery, although VAIROCANA and sĀKYAMUNI are most common. The taeung chon at T'ONGDOSA is unusual in Korea for having no enshrined image; instead, the back of the basilica is open and looks out on a STuPA that is said to contain relics (K. sari; S. sARĪRA) of the Buddha himself; the relics thus represent the Buddha's presence in the monastery, rendering an image superfluous.

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te deum ::: --> An ancient and celebrated Christian hymn, of uncertain authorship, but often ascribed to St. Ambrose; -- so called from the first words "Te Deum laudamus." It forms part of the daily matins of the Roman Catholic breviary, and is sung on all occasions of thanksgiving. In its English form, commencing with words, "We praise thee, O God," it forms a part of the regular morning service of the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church in America.
A religious service in which the singing of the hymn forms a

that they ate daily 1,000 camels, 1,000 horses, and

The fall of man is symbolized in the zodiacal signs of Virgo-Scorpio, and it is mankind who has become the serpent of Genesis and thus causes daily and hourly the fall and sin of the celestial Virgin, who becomes the mother of gods and devils at the same time. But karma in one of its senses would be a better word for this: “Karma . . . means, as a synonym of sin, the performance of some action for the attainment of an object of worldly, hence selfish, desire, which cannot fail to be hurtful to somebody else” (SD 2:302n).

The One-harriers of Odin emerge daily to do battle on the plain of consecration (Vigridsslatten, life on earth) and by night return to feast with Allfather Ropt in the sacred hall on the mead brewed from their experience of life.

There were successive degrees of initiation, of which seven are usually enumerated. Of these the first three were preparatory, consisting of discipline of the whole nature: moral, mental, and physical. At each stage, the neophyte had to pass through a carefully graded series of tests or trials in order that he might prove his inner strength and capabilities to proceed. In this manner the neophyte reached and entered the fourth degree, in which the powers of his inner god having by now become at least partially active in his daily life and consciousness, he was enabled to begin the experience of passing into other planes and realms of life and of being, and thus to learn to known them by becoming them. In this way he acquired first-hand knowledge of the truths of nature and of the universe about which he previously had been taught.

The sagas depict Thor as blunt, hot-tempered, without fraud or guile, of few words and ready blows. His chariot, drawn by the two goats Toothcrusher and Toothgnasher, has an iron whiffletree, and sparks fly from its wheels and from the goats’ hooves. Thor’s fiery eyes color the scarlet clouds, his beard is red, on his brow he wears a crown of stars, and under his feet rests the earth whose defender he is. His chariot cannot cross the rainbow bridge, Bifrost, for its lightnings would set the bridge on fire, so the god daily fords the river beneath it when he attends the Thing (parliament) of the gods.

The Seker-boat (Hennu), representing the second half of the daily journey of the sun through the Underworld, is so named because Ra the Aged is said to be like Horus, while Ra the Younger is said to resemble Seker.

the sun on its daily course. The 10 are Zuhair,

The tales concerning Valhalla have been sadly misunderstood in popular mythologies. Far from being an account of gross debauchery, there is mystical meaning hidden in every detail of the description of Odin’s domain and of the feasting of his warriors. For example, Valhalla is said to have 540 doors, through each of which 800 warriors issue abreast. This makes the number of One-harriers total 432,000, an oft-recurring number in Hindu and Babylonian time tables dealing with mystic and mythic history. Their message is in fact one of the noblest and most inspiring of mythic tales, when read between the lines of allegory, for here the warriors of emerge willingly to be “slain” daily in the cause of humanity’s evolutionary progress.

The various forms of yoga from the standpoint of theosophy when properly understood are not distinct, separable means of attaining union with the god within; and it is a divergence of the attention into one or several of these forms to the exclusion of others that has brought about so much mental confusion and lack of success even in those who are more or less skilled. Every one of these forms of yoga, with the probable exception of the lower forms of hatha yoga, should be practiced concurrently by the one who has set his heart and mind upon spiritual success. Thus one should carefully watch and control his acts, acting and working unselfishly; he should live so that his daily customs distract attention as little as possible away from the spiritual purpose; his heart coincidentally should be filled with devotion and love for all things; and he should cultivate, all at the same time, his will, his capacity for self-sacrifice and self-devotion to a noble cause, and his ability to stand firm and undaunted in the face of difficulties whatever they may be; and, finally, in addition and perhaps most importantly, he should do everything in his power to cultivate his intuition and intellectual faculties, exercising not merely his ratiocinative mind, but the higher intuitive and nobly intellectual parts. Combining all these he is following the chela path and is using all the forms of yoga in the proper way. Yet the chela will never obtain his objective if his practice of yoga is followed for his own individual advancement. He will never reach higher than the superior planes of the astral world even in consciousness; but when his whole being follows this yoga as thus outlined with a desire to lay his life and all he is on the altar of service to the world, he is then indeed on the path.

This book represents more than twelve years of effort. Donald Lopez initiated the project with the assistance of several of his graduate students at the University of Michigan, many of whom have now gone on to receive their degrees and be appointed to university positions. Around that time, Robert Buswell asked Lopez to serve as one of the editors of his two-volume Encyclopedia of Buddhism (New York: Macmillan Reference, 2004). When that project was completed, Lopez invited Buswell to join him as coauthor of the dictionary project, an offer he enthusiastically accepted, bringing with him his own team of graduate students from UCLA. In dividing up responsibilities for the dictionary, Buswell took principal charge of entries on mainstream Buddhist concepts, Indian abhidharma, and East Asian Buddhism; Lopez took principal charge of entries on MahAyAna Buddhism in India, Buddhist tantra, and Tibetan Buddhism. Once drafts of the respective sections were complete, we exchanged files to review each other's sections. Over the last seven years, we were in touch almost daily on one or another aspect of the project as we expanded upon and edited each other's drafts, making this a collaborative project in the best sense of the term. Graduate students at both the University of Michigan and UCLA assisted in gathering materials for the dictionary, preparing initial drafts, and tracing the multiple cross-references to Asian language terms. This project would have been impossible without their unstinting assistance and extraordinary commitment; we are grateful to each of them. Those graduate students and colleagues who made particularly extensive contributions to the dictionary are listed on the title page.

tichang. (J. teisho; K. chech'ang 提唱). In Chinese, "lecture," a type of discourse associated especially with the CHAN ZONG and widely known in the West by its Japanese pronunciation teisho; also called tigang (J. teiko, K. chegang) or tiyao (J. teiyo, K. cheyo). Such lectures, which were often delivered in highly colloquial language, sought to point to the main purport of a Chan tradition, text, or "case" (GONG'AN) by drawing on the peculiar Chan argot and extensively citing Chan literature and Buddhist scriptures. Chan masters might also deliver a sequential series of lectures on each of the Chan cases in a larger gong'an collection, such as the BIYAN LU or the WUMEN GUAN. Such lectures were sometimes delivered in conjunction with the formal "ascending the hall" (SHANGTANG) procedure; the term may also refer to the master's expository comments regarding questions that visitors might raise in the course of listening to a formal lecture. The tichang lecture is the Chan counterpart of expositions of Buddhist teachings given by lecturers in doctrinal schools, but making more use of Chan rather than commentarial and scriptural materials. The term was widely used in the Chan tradition especially from the Song dynasty onward. Although the term appears only rarely in such Chan codes as the BAIZHANG QINGGUI ("Baizhang's Pure Rules") and the CHANYUAN QINGGUI ("Pure Rules of the Chan Garden"), these sources do describe the general procedures to be followed in delivering such a lecture. The forty-two roll Liezu tigang lu ("Record of the Lectures of Successive Patriarchs," using the alternate term tigang), compiled by the Qing-dynasty Chan master Daiweng Xingyue (1619-1684), collects about four hundred Chinese masters' lectures delivered at various special occasions, such as the reigning emperor's birthday or funeral, and in conjunction with daily services.

tommy ::: n. --> Bread, -- generally a penny roll; the supply of food carried by workmen as their daily allowance.
A truck, or barter; the exchange of labor for goods, not money.

toushou. (J. choshu; K. tusu 頭首). In Chinese, "prefect"; the prefects or chief officers at a CHAN monastery. Ideally, there are six prefects who govern different aspects of the daily activities of the monastic community. Because their offices were often located on the west side of the monastery, they were also often referred to as the west section or rank. The six prefects are the chief seat (C. SHOUZUO), scribe (C. SHUJI), library prefect (C. ZANGZHU), guest prefect (C. ZHIKE), bath prefect (C. ZHIYU), and hall prefect (C. ZHIDIAN). Cf. ToBAN.

twelve deeds of a buddha. (S. buddhakārya; T. sangs rgyas kyi mdzad pa). A list of twelve acts said to be performed or "displayed" by the "transformation body" (NIRMĀnAKĀYA) of each buddha. Although the specific deeds in the list of twelve vary, the notion of the twelve deeds seems to have become popular during the Pāla dynasty in India, where it is often depicted. The Dvādasakāranāmanayastotra (Mdzad pa bcu gnyis kyi tshul la bstod pa), "Praise of the Twelve Deeds of a Buddha," is extremely popular in Tibet and is often a part of a monastery's daily liturgy. One version of the list of deeds is (1) descent from TUsITA, (2) entry into the womb (viz., conception), (3) taking birth in the LUMBINĪ Garden, (4) proficiency in the arts, (5) enjoyment of consorts, (6) renouncing the world, (7) practicing asceticism on the banks of the NAIRANJANĀ River, (8) seeking enlightenment in BODHGAYĀ, (9) subjugating MĀRA, (10) attaining enlightenment, (11) turning the wheel of the dharma (DHARMACAKRAPRAVARTANA), and (12) passing into PARINIRVĀnA in KUsINAGARĪ. Although the notion of twelve deeds seems to have developed in the MAHĀYĀNA, the idea of a specific set of actions common to all the buddhas is also found in the MAINSTREAM BUDDHIST SCHOOLS; for example, the Pāli tradition notes that thirty facts are common to all buddhas. For a similar East Asian list of eight stereotypical episodes in a buddha's life, see BAXIANG.

Under Kierkegaard's influence, he pursues an "existential" analysis of human existence in order to discuss the original philosophical question of being in a new way. He explores many hitherto unexplored phenomena which ontology disregarded. Sorge (concern), being par excellence the structure of consciousness, is elevated to the ultimate. Concern has a wholly special horizon of being. Dread (Angst), the feeling of being on the verge of nothing, represents an eminently transcendental instrument of knowledge. Heidegger gives dread a content directed upon the objective world. He unfolds the essence of dread to be Sorge (concern). As concern tends to become obscured to itself by the distracted losing of one's selfhood in the cares of daily life, its remedy is in the consideration of such experiences as conscience, forboding of death and the existential consciousness of time. By elevating Sorge to the basis of all being, he raised something universally human to the fundamental principle of the world. It is only after an elementary analysis of the basic constitution of human existence that Heidegger approaches his ultimate problem of Being and Time, in which more complicated structures such as the existential significance of death, conscience, and the power of resolute choice explain the phenomena of man's position in daily life and history.

underlocker ::: n. --> A person who inspects a mine daily; -- called also underviewer.

Unfortunately, however, physical practices of various kinds seem to be particularly attractive to the average person because apparently within the sphere of easy performance. One does not know the dangers lurking there; but actually, to achieve even the minor results that come from perfect performance, greater effort and larger difficulties have to be encountered than in raising one’s eyes to the nobler forms of yoga. It is always safe and indeed requisite for a disciple to practice the higher branches of yoga: jnana yoga, raja yoga, bhakti yoga, and karma yoga, which means the yoga of unselfish action in daily life. Consequently, when considered apart from the nobler forms of yoga there is not a particle of spirituality in all these hatha yoga practices.

uthri (angels) that accompany the sun on its daily

Uttarā-Nandamātā. An eminent laywoman declared by the Buddha to be foremost in the attainment of meditative power. According to Pāli accounts, she was the daughter of Punnaka, a servant of the wealthy man Sumana of Rājagaha (S. RĀGAGṚHA). Uttarā's family was devoted to the Buddha and, on one occasion, while listening to a sermon he was preaching, Uttarā and her parents became stream-enterers (P. sotāpanna; S. SROTAĀPANNA). When Sumana requested that Uttarā be betrothed to his son, he was at first refused on the grounds that his family was not Buddhist. Agreement was reached when Sumana promised that Uttarā would be supplied with sufficient requisites to continue her daily devotions to the Buddha. Her new husband, however, reneged on the agreement and refused to allow her to observe the uposatha (S. UPOsADHA) retreat day because she would have to refrain from intercourse for the night. In order that she could observe the uposatha, Uttarā requested money from her father-in-law so she could hire a courtesan named Sirimā to service her husband. According to legend, there subsequently ensued an incident that led to the enlightenment of the courtesan, her husband, and her father-in-law. It so happened that one day while Uttarā busied herself preparing a magnificent offering for the Buddha and his disciples, her husband was strolling hand in hand with Sirimā. Seeing his wife toiling, he smiled at her foolishness for not using her riches for herself. Uttarā saw her husband and likewise smiled at his foolishness for wasting his life in self-indulgence. Sirimā, misunderstanding their smiles, flew into a jealous rage and threw boiling oil at Uttarā. But through the power of Uttarā's compassion for Sirimā, the oil did not burn her, and, witnessing this miracle, Sirimā understood her mistake and begged forgiveness. Uttarā brought Sirimā to the Buddha, who preached to her, whereupon she became a once-returner (P. sakadāgamī; S. SAKṚDĀGĀMIN). Uttarā's husband and father-in-law, who also heard the sermon, became stream-enterers.

Valkyries [from Icelandic, Swedish Valkyrja from val choice, death + kyrja to crown, possibly akin to kyrra calm] Among some of the most intriguing mysteries of Norse mythology are these “crowners of the slain” who select the heroes “slain” in battle when they aid the gods in their eternal struggle against the forces of darkness. There is a vast and complex symbology attached to the tales of Odin’s warrior-maidens who daily revive those slain on Vigridsslatten (the field of consecration), and bear them to Valhalla to feast with the gods on the mead of their life experience.

"Veda, then, is the creation of an age anterior to our intellectual philosophies. In that original epoch thought proceeded by other methods than those of our logical reasoning and speech accepted modes of expression which in our modern habits would be inadmissible. The wisest then depended on inner experience and the suggestions of the intuitive mind for all knowledge that ranged beyond mankind"s ordinary perceptions and daily activities. Their aim was illumination, not logical conviction, their ideal the inspired seer, not the accurate reasoner. Indian tradition has faithfully preserved this account of the origin of the Vedas. The Rishi was not the individual composer of the hymn, but the seer (drashtâ ) of an eternal truth and an impersonal knowledge. The language of Veda itself is shruti, a rhythm not composed by the intellect but heard, a divine Word that came vibrating out of the Infinite to the inner audience of the man who had previously made himself fit for the impersonal knowledge.” The Secret of the Veda

“Veda, then, is the creation of an age anterior to our intellectual philosophies. In that original epoch thought proceeded by other methods than those of our logical reasoning and speech accepted modes of expression which in our modern habits would be inadmissible. The wisest then depended on inner experience and the suggestions of the intuitive mind for all knowledge that ranged beyond mankind’s ordinary perceptions and daily activities. Their aim was illumination, not logical conviction, their ideal the inspired seer, not the accurate reasoner. Indian tradition has faithfully preserved this account of the origin of the Vedas. The Rishi was not the individual composer of the hymn, but the seer (drashtâ ) of an eternal truth and an impersonal knowledge. The language of Veda itself is shruti, a rhythm not composed by the intellect but heard, a divine Word that came vibrating out of the Infinite to the inner audience of the man who had previously made himself fit for the impersonal knowledge.” The Secret of the Veda

Vigridsslatten (Icelandic, Scandinavian) [from vigr battle or vigan to bear high, consecrate + slett (Swedish slatt) battlefield] Plain of consecration; in Norse mythology, the plain where the battle of life is fought daily. Corresponding to the Hindu dharmakshetra (Bhagavad-Gita), it is where the Valkyries search for Allfather Odin’s fallen heroes who have earned entrance to Valhalla (the hall of the chosen), where they are regaled at the end of each day’s struggle. They are those who have died to their lower nature and entered on a larger life as champions of the gods.

Vilal being — its four parts ::: There arc four parts of the vital being— first, the menial vital which gives a mental expres- sion by thought, speech or olher^vise to the emotions, desires, passions, sensations and other movements of the vital being ; the emotional vital which is the seat of various feelings such as love, joy, sorrow, hatred, and the rest ; the central vital which is the seat of the stronger vital longings and reactions, e.g. ambi- tion, pride, fear, love of fame, attractions and repulsions, desires and passions of various kinds and the field of many vital ener- gies ; last, the lower vital which is occupied with small desires and feelings, such as make the greater part of daily life, e.g. food desire, sexual desire, small likings, dislikings, vanity, quarrels, love of praise, anger at blame, litfle wishes of all kinds — and a numberless host of other things. Their respective seats are

Visākhā. (P. Visākhā; T. Sa ga ma; C. Pishequmu/Luzimu; J. Bishakyamo/Rokushimo; K. Pisagomo/Nokchamo 舍佉母/鹿子母). Prominent female lay disciple of the Buddha (and to be distinguished from the Buddhist layman VIsĀKHA); in the AnGUTTARANIKĀYA, the Buddha declares her to be foremost among laywomen who minister to the order. According to the Pāli account, Visākhā was born into a wealthy family and was converted by the Buddha at the age of seven, when he visited her native city of Bhaddiya. Visākhā had been dispatched by her grandfather, Mendaka, with five hundred chariots, five hundred companions, and five hundred slaves to approach the Buddha and listen to him preach. Upon hearing his sermon, Visākhā became a stream-enterer (SROTAĀPANNA). Later, Visākhā was married to the son of a wealthy merchant named Migāra, who dwelt in the city of Sāvatthi (sRĀVASTĪ) and was a follower of the Niganthas (S. NIRGRANTHA; see JAINA). Although she was a dutiful wife and daughter-in-law, Visākhā was offended by the nakedness of the Nigantha ascetics and refused to show them respect. When criticized for her attitude, she threatened to return to her parents' house. Although sorely distressed by his daughter-in-law's behavior, Migāra consented to listen to a sermon by the Buddha if she would consent to remain in his family. Upon hearing the Buddha preach, Migāra became a stream-enterer (SROTAĀPANNA), and remained forever grateful to Visākhā, even giving her the sobriquet Migāramātā, "Migāra's Mother." Visākhā fed five hundred monks in her home daily, and was constant in her attentions to the monastic community in Sāvatthi. She fulfilled a long-held wish when she had a grand monastery built to the east of the city named Migāramātupāsāda (S. MṚGĀRAMṚTUPRĀSĀDA), which she visited with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. The Buddha related how, in previous lives, Visākhā had ministered to the needs of the Buddhas Padumuttara (S. Padmottara) and Kassapa (S. KĀsYAPA). Visākhā was said to have died at the age of 120, although she always looked to be a maiden of sixteen. She was endowed with phenomenal strength, and the people of Sāvatthi believed that she brought good fortune to their city. Visākhā is upheld by the tradition as the ideal laywoman.

vishnu ::: 1. (In later Hinduism) "The Preserver.” The second member of the Trimurti, along with Brahma the Creator and Shiva the Destroyer. 2. (In popular Hinduism) a deity believed to have descended from heaven to earth in several incarnations, or avatars, varying in number from nine to twenty-two, but always including animals. His most important human incarnation is the Krishna of the Bhagavad-Gita. 3. "The Pervader,” one of a half-dozen solar deities in the Rig-Veda, daily traversing the sky in three strides, morning, afternoon, and night.

Vital being — its four parts: There arc four parts of the vital being — first, the mental vital which gives a mental expres- sion by thought, speech or otherwise to the emotions, desires, passions, sensations and other movements of the vital being ; the emotional vital which is the scat of various feelings such as love, Joy, sorrow, hatred, and the rest ; the central vital which is the seat of the stronger rilal longings and reactions, e.g. ambi- tion, pride, fear, love of fame, attractions and repulsions, desires and passions of various kinds and the held of many vital ener- gies ; last, the lower vital which is occupied with small desires and feelings, such as make the greater part of daily life, e.g. food desire, sexual desire, small likings, dislikings, vanity, quarrels, love of praise, anger at blame, little wishes of all kinds — and a numberless host of other tlungs. Their respective seats are

Volatility ::: is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index. Volatility can either be measured by using the standard deviation or variance between returns from that same security or market index. Commonly, the higher the volatility, the riskier the security. 2. A variable in option pricing formulas showing the extent to which the return of the underlying asset will fluctuate between now and the option's expiration. Volatility, as expressed as a percentage coefficient within option-pricing formulas, arises from daily trading activities. How volatility is measured will affect the value of the coefficient used.

wage ::: 1. Payment for labour or services to a worker, especially remuneration on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis or by the piece. 2. Fig. A fitting return; a reward; a recompense. wages. *v. *3. To engage in (a war or campaign, for example).

Wang Rixiu. (王日休) (d. 1173). Chinese lay Buddhist during the Song dynasty (960-1279), who played an important role in revitalizing the PURE LAND (JINGTU) tradition, also known by his Buddhist name of Longshu. Although Wang was an accomplished Confucian scholar, he renounced all aspiration for civil office and instead devoted himself to pure land devotions, charitable activities, and a daily regimen of one thousand prostrations. Wang is best known as the author of Longshu zhengguan jingtu wen ("Longshu's Extended Writings on the Pure Land"), written in 1160, an extensive compendium of materials on the SUKHĀVATĪ pure land of AMITĀBHA, drawn from sutras, commentarial writings, and biographical materials, with Wang's own exegeses. The collection offers practical instructions on how to have faith, and achieve rebirth, in the pure land, as well as a series of edifying tales about the successful rebirths and miracles that others generated through their own devotions.

weinuo. [alt. weina] (S. *karmadāna/*karmādāna; T. las su bsko ba; J. ina/ino; K. yuna 維那/唯那). In Chinese, "rector"; a term designating either the process of overseeing, or the specific supervisor of, such crucial monastic activities as apportioning dwellings, managing the refectory, arranging sleeping quarters, cleaning the monastery grounds, etc. According to various VINAYA codes and Chinese pilgrimage accounts such as YIJING's NANHAI JIGUI NEIFA ZHUAN, it was the rector's duty to strike instruments, such as gongs or chimes (GHAntA), to remind others of the monastic schedule. Assemblies, meals, and services were conducted with the help of the rector's announcements. Because of his formal role in maintaining the monastic schedule, the rector may have thus come to serve as the principal supervisor or manager of daily activities in the monastery. The Sanskrit term *karmadāna does not appear in the extant corpus of Indian Buddhist literature, although it is attested in the MAHĀVYUTPATTI Sanskrit-Tibetan lexicon, and the reconstruction is confirmed in Chinese transcriptions. In India, however, karmadāna may not necessarily have referred to a specific monastic office, but rather to the general act of "assigning" (lit. giving, DĀNA) "duties" (lit. action, viz., KARMAN) within the monastery. The Chinese term weinuo, however, clearly refers to a monastic office. The term is typically parsed as a combination of a lexical translation and phonetic transcription, and means something like "regulating (wei) the [dā]na," an interpretation related to the literal sense of the Sanskrit term as "assigning duties," and becomes used in East Asian Buddhism as the specific title of a monastic administrator who delegates responsibilities within the monastery-and thus a "rector." According to the Chinese monastic codes (QINGGUI), the rector was responsible for all matters regarding the SAMGHA and especially the saMgha hall (SENGTANG). The rector not only was in charge of the physical maintenance of the hall itself, but he also was called upon to settle issues, such as the determination of relative seniority or the appropriate punishment for transgressions committed by residents of the saMgha hall. The rector had the responsibility for appointing various low-ranking positions within the monastery, such as attendants, and conducted the tea ceremony. The weinuo also was in charge of leading the formal chanting at daily services, which involved much use of gongs and percussion instruments; weinuo is thus sometimes translated as functionally equivalent to the Western monastic office of "precentor," the leader of the monastic choir. In Korean monasteries, the yuna serves as a "rector" in that he has formal responsibility for enforcing discipline, making work assignments, and arranging the time for group work; in addition, however, he also serves as nominal head of the meditation compound in the monastery and spiritual advisor to the meditation monks.

We live in a common mental atmosphere, taking in and giving out thoughts and feelings, which must often pass from mind to mind, though we may not be aware of the fact. The undoubted fact of our having separate minds does not mean that these minds are closed systems, and not mutually penetrable. The experiments which are made to prove thought transference defeat their object to a great extent, because the mind of the transmitter is not concentrated on the idea to be transmitted, so much as on the idea that he is trying to transfer it. The most conclusive proofs, and curiously enough the most common, are unpremeditated, and actually are daily occurrences.

Wonbulgyo. (圓佛教). In Korean, "Won Buddhism" or "Consummate Buddhism"; a modern Korean new religion, founded in 1916 by PAK CHUNGBIN (1891-1943), later known by his sobriquet SOT'AESAN. Based on his enlightenment to the universal order of the "one-circle image" (IRWoNSANG), Sot'aesan sought to establish an ideal world where this universal order could be accomplished in and through ordinary human life, rather than the specialized institution of the monastery. After perusing the scriptures of various religions, Sot'aesan came to regard the teachings of Buddhism as the ultimate source of his enlightenment and in 1924 named his new religion the Pulpop Yon'gu hoe (Society for the Study of the Buddhadharma); this organization was later renamed Wonbulgyo in 1947 by Sot'aesan's successor and the second prime Dharma master of the religion, Chongsan, a.k.a. Song Kyu (1900-1962). Since the tenets and institutions of Wonbulgyo are distinct from those of mainstream Buddhism in Korea, the religion is usually considered an indigenous Korean religion that is nevertheless closely aligned with the broader Buddhist tradition. Sot'aesan used the "one-circle image" as a way of representing his vision of the Buddhist notion of the "DHARMAKĀYA buddha" (popsinbul), which was reality itself; since this reality transcended all possible forms of conceptualization, he represented it with a simple circle, an image that is now displayed on the altar at all Wonbulgyo temples. Sot'aesan's religious activities were also directed at improving the daily lot of his adherents, and to this end he and his followers established thrift and savings institutions and led land reclamation projects. Wonbulgyo has focused its activities on the three pillars of religious propagation (kyohwa), education (kyoyuk), and public service (chason): for example, the second prime master Chongsan established temples for propagation, schools such as Won'gwang University for education, and social-welfare facilities such as hospitals and orphanages. These activities, along with international proselytization, were continued by his successors Taesan, Kim Taego (1914-1988), who became the third prime master in 1962, Chwasan, Yi Kwangjong (b. 1936), who became the fourth prime master in 1994, and Kyongsan, Chang Ŭngch'ol (b. 1940), who became the fifth prime master in 2006. The two representative scriptures of Wonbulgyo are the Wonbulgyo chongjon ("Principal Book of Won Buddhism"), a primer of the basic tenets of Wonbulgyo, which was published by Sot'aesan in 1943, and the Taejonggyong ("Scripture of the Founding Master"), the dialogues and teachings of Sot'aesan, published in 1962 by his successor Chongsan. Wonbulgyo remains an influential religious tradition in Korea, especially in the Cholla region in the southwest of the peninsula; in addition, there currently are over fifty Wonbulgyo temples active in over fourteen countries.

workingman ::: n. --> A laboring man; a man who earns his daily support by manual labor.

wujinzang yuan. (J. mujinzoin; K. mujinjang won 無盡藏院). In Chinese, "inexhaustible storehouse cloister"; the emblematic institution of the Third Stage Sect (SANJIE JIAO), a major school of Buddhism during the Tang dynasty. The wujinzang yuan was established at Huadusi (Propagation and Salvation Monastery) in the capital Chang'an early in the Tang dynasty, probably between 618 and 627. The institution was based on the concept of "merit-sharing," i.e., that one could enter into the universal inexhaustible storehouse of the dharma realm, as articulated by the sect's founder XINXING (540-594), by offering alms to the wujinzang yuan on behalf of all sentient beings. By 713, when the Tang emperor Xuanzong (r. 712-756) issued an edict closing it due to charges of embezzlement, the wujinzang yuan had served as a major agency for promoting the sect for almost a century. Drawing on the AVATAMSAKASuTRA and the VIMALAKĪRTINIRDEsA, the sect interpreted the Sinographs wujin (inexhaustible) to mean that both the field of reverence-viz., the three jewels (RATNATRAYA)-and the field of compassion-viz., sentient beings-were inexhaustible. The wujinzang yuan, therefore, was the place where the sect's sixteen kinds of almsgiving (DĀNA) were to be practiced, through offerings made to (1) the buddha, (2) the dharma, (3) the saMgha, and (4) all sentient beings; (5) works that serve to ward off evil; (6) works that serve to do good; and offerings of (7) incense, (8) lamps, (9) the monks' baths, (10) bells and chants, (11) clothing, (12) dwellings, (13) beds and seats, (14) receptacles for food, (15) coal and fire, and (16) food and drink. There were two kinds of offerings made to the wujinzang yuan: (1) regular offerings collected in the form of a daily levy and (2) offerings received at particular times of the year. A Sanjie jiao text discovered at DUNHUANG says that a person is expected to offer one fen (a hundredth of a tael) of cash or one ge (a tenth of a pint) of grain per day, or thirty-six qian (a tenth of a Chinese ounce) or 3.6 dou (pecks) of grain per annum. However, the offerings were mostly made at specific times of the year, such as on the fourth day of the first lunar month, the day commemorating Xinxing's death, and the ULLAMBANA festival on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month. For those adherents who could not make offerings directly at Huadu monastery, the sect would temporarily open local branches, called "merit offices" (gongde chu), especially at the time of the Ullambana festival. The assets of the wujinzang yuan consisted for the most part of such tangible assets as money, cloth, gold and silver, and jade. The offerings were used, for example, to fund the restoration of monasteries and the performance of religious services (i.e., the reverence field of merit, jingtian), and to provide alms to the poor (i.e., the compassion field of merit, beitian; see PUnYAKsETRA). People could also receive loans from the wujinzang, a function comparable to today's microloans made to help raise people out of poverty. During the reign of Empress Wu, Fuxiansi in Luoyang was for a brief time also the site of a wujinzang yuan. See also XIANGFA JUEYI JING.

xingli. (J. anri; K. haengni 行履). In Chinese, lit., "practice hidden"; a contraction of qiongxing lijian, which literally means "assiduous practice and hidden conduct." In the CHAN traditions, xingli generally refers to the daily conduct of a monk, which includes a whole gamut of activities from walking, sitting, and keeping silence to drinking tea and eating food. As such, the term can also refer to the progress of a monk's training or to the history of his activities.

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yi dam. In Tibetan, a term often translated as "meditational deity" or "tutelary deity." In the practice of Buddhist tantra, it is the enlightened being, whether male or female, peaceful or wrathful, who serves as the focus of one's SĀDHANA practice. One is also to visualize one's tantric teacher (VAJRĀCĀRYA) as this deity. The term is of uncertain origin and does not seem to be a direct translation of a Sanskrit term, although istadevatā is sometimes identified with the term. The etymology that is often given sees the term as an abbreviation of yid kyi dam tshig, meaning "commitment of the mind." Traditionally, the yi dam is selected by throwing a flower onto a MAndALA, with the deity upon whom the flower lands becoming the "chosen deity." However, when one receives a tantric initiation, the central deity of that tantra typically becomes the yi dam, with daily practices of offering and meditation often required. Through the propitiation of the deity and recitation of MANTRA, it is said that the deity will bestow accomplishments (SIDDHI). In the practice of DEVATĀYOGA, one meditates upon oneself as that deity in order to achieve buddhahood in the form of that deity. The yi dam is considered one of the three roots (rtsa gsum) of tantric practice, together with the GURU and the dĀKINĪ: the guru is considered to be the source of blessings; the yi dam, the source of accomplishments; and the dākinī, the source of activities. These three roots are considered the inner refuge, with the Buddha, DHARMA, and SAMGHA being the outer refuge, and the channels (NĀdĪ), winds (PRĀnA), and drops (BINDU) being the secret refuge.

yinian sanqian. (J. ichinen sanzen; K. illyom samch'on 一念三千). In Chinese, lit. "the TRICHILIOCOSM in a single instant of thought"; a TIANTAI teaching that posits that any given thought-moment perfectly encompasses the entirety of reality both spatially and temporally. An instant (KsAnA) of thought refers to the shortest period of time and the trichiliocosm (TRISĀHASRAMAHĀSĀHASRALOKADHĀTU) to the largest possible universe; hence, according to this teaching, the microcosm contains the macrocosm and temporality encompasses spatiality. Thus, whenever a single thought arises, there also arise the myriad dharmas; these two events occur simultaneously, not sequentially. Any given thought can be categorized as belonging to one of the ten realms of reality (DHARMADHĀTU). For example, a thought of charity metaphorically promotes a person to the realm of the heavens at that instant, whereas a subsequent thought of consuming hatred metaphorically casts the same person into the realm of the hells. Tiantai exegetes also understood each of the ten dharmadhātus as containing and pervading all the other nine dharmadhātus, making one hundred dharmadhātus in total (ten times ten). In turn, each of the one hundred dharmadhātus contains "ten aspects of reality" (or the "ten suchnesses"; see SHI RUSHI) that pervade all realms of existence, which makes one thousand "suchnesses" (qianru, viz., one hundred dharmadhātus times ten "suchnesses"). Finally the one thousand "suchnesses" are said to be found in the categories of the "five aggregates" (SKANDHA), "sentient beings" (SATTVA), and the physical environment (guotu). These three latter categories times the one thousand "suchnesses" thus gives the "three thousand realms," which are said to be present in either potential or activated form in any single moment of thought. This famous dictum is attributed to the eminent Chinese monk TIANTAI ZHIYI, who spoke of the "trichiliocosm contained in the mind during an instant of thought" (sanqian zai yinian xin) in the first part of the fifth roll of his magnum opus, MOHE ZHIGUAN. Zhiyi's discussion of this dictum appears in a passage on the "inconceivable realm" (ACINTYA) from the chapter on the proper practice of sAMATHA and VIPAsYANĀ. Emphatically noting the "inconceivable" ability of the mind to contain the trichiliocosm, Zhiyi sought through this teaching to emphasize the importance and mystery of the mind during the practice of meditation. Within the context of the practice of contemplation of mind (GUANXIN), this dictum also anticipates a "sudden" theory of awakening (see DUNWU). TIANTAI exegetes during the Song dynasty expanded upon the dictum and applied it to practically every aspect of daily activity, such as eating, reciting scriptures, and ritual prostration. See also SHANJIA SHANWAI.

Yuzunenbutsushu. (融通念佛宗). In Japanese, "School of Consummate-Interfusion Recitation of the Buddha's Name"; one of the first Japanese PURE LAND schools. The school was founded by the TENDAISHu monk RYoNIN (1072-1132), who claimed to have a direct revelation from the buddha Amida (S. AMITĀBHA) regarding the principle of YuZuNENBUTSU, in which every individual benefits from both his own and other's chanting of the Buddha's name ( J. nenbutsu; C. NIANFO) through a mutual transfer of merit. Ryonin traveled around Japan to teach the practice and spread the school, keeping a register of new adherents as he traveled. Indeed, carrying this register of adherents became a privilege of the leader of the school. Ryonin also made Dainenbutsuji (Great Recitation of the Buddha's Name Temple), in the osaka area, the center for his campaign in 1127. ¶ The Yuzunenbutsu school declined after six generations. When the sixth patriarch of the school Ryochin (d. 1182) died without a successor, the register of adherents was entrusted to the Iwashimizu Hachiman shrine, in the hopes that the HACHIMAN KAMI cum BODHISATTVA resident there would select the next patriarch of the school. About 140 years later, the Yuzunenbutsu school was revitalized through the efforts of Homyo (1279-1349), who claimed to have received a revelation from Hachiman. After becoming Ryonin's seventh successor in 1321, Homyo restored Dainenbutsuji and several other branch temples that had long been neglected. He also received imperial patronage from the monarch Godaigo (r. 1318-1339), who added his name and the names of many government officials to the school's register of adherents. After Homyo's death, the school declined again as other pure land schools gained popularity, until 1689, when Daitsu (1649-1716) became the forty-sixth patriarch of the school. Daitsu rejuvenated the school, ardently propagating the school's teachings and the practice of chanting the Buddha's name. Daitsu systematized the school's teachings: he established an academic institute and wrote two treatises, the Yuzu enmonsho ("Essay on the Complete Teachings of Perfect Interpenetration [Yuzu]") and the Yuzunenbutsu shingesho ("Essay on Faith and Understanding in the Yuzunenbutsu"). In the former text, Daitsu lists five classifications of the Buddhist teachings in ascending order (the teaching of humans and divinities, HĪNAYĀNA, gradual, sudden, and consummate teachings) and classified Yuzunenbutsu teachings in the fifth category of the "consummate teachings" (see YUANJIAO); he also discusses the school's daily practice of chanting Amida Buddha's name ten times while facing west. The Yuzunenbutsu school remains active today at its head temple of Dainenbutsuji, although it is relatively small in size compared to the major Japanese pure land schools of JoDOSHu and JoDO SHINSHu. The AVATAMSAKASuTRA and the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA are the principal scriptures of the school, with the three major pure land sutras (JINGTU SANBUJING) of secondary importance.

Zeus was not always portrayed as the ineffable cosmic principle, as in the dramas of Aeschylus, especially in his trilogy on Prometheus. “In the case of Prometheus, Zeus represents the Host of the primeval progenitors, of the pitar, the ‘Fathers’ who created man senseless and without any mind; while the divine Titan stands for the Spiritual creators, the devas who ‘fell’ into generation. The former are spiritually lower, but physically stronger, than the ‘Prometheans’: therefore, the latter are shown conquered. ‘The lower Host, whose work the Titan spoiled and thus defeated the plans of Zeus,’ was on this earth in its own sphere and plane of action; whereas, the superior Host was an exile from Heaven, who had got entangled in the meshes of matter. They (the inferior ‘Host’) were masters of all the Cosmic and lower titanic forces; the higher Titan possessed only the intellectual and spiritual fire. This drama of the struggle of Prometheus with the Olympic tyrant and despot, sensual Zeus, one sees enacted daily within our actual mankind: the lower passions chain the higher aspirations to the rock of matter, to generate in many a case the vulture of sorrow, pain, and repentance” (SD 2:421-2). This inferior host is the various classes of the lunar pitris; whereas the higher host, collectively represented by Prometheus, is the aggregate of the agnishvatta-pitris or agni-dhyanis.

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   1 Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king
   1 first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent
   1 Ella Wheeler Wilcox
   1 Dr Robert A Hatch
   1 Dr Alok Pandey
   1 Daily Evolver
   1 Confucius
   1 collab summer & fall 2011
   1 Bruce Lee
   1 Blessed Cardinal Newman
   1 Bernard of Clairvaux
   1 Albert Einstein
   1 Albert Camus
   1 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   1 Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
   1 Santoka Taneda
   1 Rudolf Steiner
   1 A Chinese Buddhist Inscription
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   29 Anonymous
   24 John C Maxwell
   19 Robin Sharma
   12 Robin S Sharma
   11 Mahatma Gandhi
   11 Bruce Lee
   10 Frederick Lenz
   9 Thich Nhat Hanh
   9 Nhat Hanh
   9 Darren Hardy
   7 S J Scott
   7 Gretchen Rubin
   7 Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
   7 Elizabeth George
   7 Charles Haddon Spurgeon
   6 Zig Ziglar
   6 Pope Francis
   6 Paulo Coelho
   6 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   6 Albert Einstein

1:There is no enlightenment outside of daily life. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
2:One earns Paradise with one's daily task. ~ Saint Gianna Beretta Mola,
3:Get better daily. Don't try to get it all done in a day." ~ Shane Parrish,
4:The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. ~ Pablo Picasso,
5:My daily affairs are quite ordinary; but I'm in total harmony with them." ~ Layman Pang,
6:The moral meaning gives us the rule of daily life. ~ The anagogy shows us where we end our strife.,
7:Renovate thyself daily. ~ A Chinese Buddhist Inscription, the Eternal Wisdom
8:Daily torn and tattered
turning to shreds
my robe for travelling ~ Santoka Taneda,
9:I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by those who were inspired. I study the Bible daily.
   ~ Isaac Newton,
10:Whether the mind becomes steady or not, practice Japa. It will be nice if you can perform a certain number of Japa daily. ~ Sri Sarada Devi,
11:And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than you joy." ~ Kahlil Gibran,
12:hings mortal change their aspect daily; they are nothing but a lie. ~ Hermes: On Rebirth, the Eternal Wisdom
13:Make japa and meditate daily and remain pure in body, mind, and speech - by that alone you will achieve your life's goal. ~ Swami Saradananda,
14:Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than yesterday, more skillful than today. This is never-ending. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
15:If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal."
   ~ Bruce Lee,
16:Daily we must aspire to conquer all mistakes, all obscurities, all ignorances. With my blessings
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
17:The daily examination of conscience is an indispensible help if we are to follow our Lord with sincerity of heart and integrity of life. ~ Saint Jose Maria Escriva,
18:The daily examination of conscience is an indispensible help if we are to follow our Lord with sincerity of heart and integrity of life." ~ Saint Jose Maria Escriva,
19:From every nation on earth, without exception, Christ forms a single flock of those he has sanctified, daily fulfilling the promise he once made. ~ Saint Leo the Great,
20:Do not permit the events of your daily lives to bind you, but never withdraw yourselves from them. Only by acting thus can you earn the title of 'A Liberated One' " ~ Huang Po,
21:The law of God is more and more violated, and the gift of life is being daily attacked through the innumerable abortions which are being carried out." ~ Our Lady to Father Stefano Gobbi,
22:For men, women multiple wants of daily life, consequently the necessity for money arises, freedom of action is gone, replaced by servitude. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
23:An ounce of practice is better than tons of theory. Practice Yoga, Religion and Philosophy in daily life and attain Self-realization. ~ Swami Sivananda, Light Power and Wisdom, Introduction,
24:Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
25:At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. ~ M J Ryan, A Grateful Heart: Daily Blessings for the Evening Meal from Buddha to the Beatles,
26:Excessive food will bring harm to your daily progress as an overloaded ship is drowned by its weight." ~ Shaykh Mahmud Effendi al-Naqshabandi, @Sufi_Path
27:If one has no earnest daily intention, does not consider what it is to be a warrior even in his dreams, and lives through the day idly, he can be said to be worthy of punishment. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
28:How can I make Sri Aurobindo's influence living and dynamic in my daily activities?

   Be perfectly sincere and He will answer your call.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I,
29:It would be very good if the disciple could live in a place close to his Guru's residence and spend some time daily in visiting his Guru, enjoying his company and receiving his instructions. ~ Sri Sarada Devi,
30:It has been proven daily by experience, dearly beloved, that the keenness of the mind is dulled by the satisfaction of the flesh, and the vigor of the heart is blunted by a superfluity of food. ~ Leo the Great,
31:What attitude should I keep while doing my works of daily routine? How should I act with family members, relatives and friends?

   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
32:Let us work for the food which does not perish - our salvation. Let us work in the vineyard of the Lord to earn our daily wage in the wisdom which says: Those who work in me will not sin. ~ Bernard of Clairvaux,
33:Make of thy daily way a pilgrimage,
For through small joys and griefs thou mov'st towards God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
34:Make of thy daily way a pilgrimage,
   For through small joys and griefs thou movst towards God.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
35:Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.
   ~ Albert Einstein,
36:Tell me what I long to hear. That You love me and he loves me. How foolish, You are he." ~ Margaret Stortz, " I am enough & other wisdom for daily living,", (1996), Last stanza of poem, "Come Whisper in My Ear," pp 57-58.,
37:Close only as love whom sorrow and delight
Cannot diminish, nor long absence change
Nor daily prodigality of joy
Expend immortal love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act II,
38:Struggle with all alien thoughts, be always mindful of what you are doing and thinking whether outwardly or inwardly. So that you may put the imprint of your immortality on every passing moment of your daily life. ~ Gujduvani,
39:To the height of heights rose now their daily climb:
Truth leaned to them from her supernal realm;
Above them blazed eternity's mystic suns. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 4:4,
40:I am wont to visit My elect in two ways -- by temptation and by consolation. To them I read two lessons daily -- one reproving their vices, the other exhorting them to progress in virtue. ~ Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ,
41:The passions spur us on like cruel drivers, daily urging us, through our love for earthly things, to act in opposition to the Lord and our own true welfare, and to do what is pleasing to that flatterer, Satan. ~ Saint John of Kronstadt,
42:... happiness is daily experienced by everyone in sleep, when there is no mind. To attain that natural happiness one must know oneself. For that, Self-Enquiry, Who am I? is the chief means.
   ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
43:Is the day done? Give thanks to Him Who has given us the sun for our daily work, and has provided for us a fire to light up the night, and to serve the rest of the needs of life. Let night give the other occasion of prayer. ~ Saint Basil the Great,
44:I know that our nature asks and seeks for its friends and daily companions; it cannot but be grieved. As also Christ showed, for He wept over Lazarus. So do thou; weep, but gently, but with decency, but with the fear of God. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
45:You must work constantly, day and night devote your whole energy, and let the results remain in the hands of the Lord. Let every action of your daily life be a free offering to the world. Let us all work for others and die for others, ~ SWAMI ABHEDANANDA,
46:In the narrow nether centre's petty parts
Its childish game of daily dwarf desires
Was changed into a sweet and boisterous play,
A romp of little gods with life in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
47:Keep your mind always in communion with God; then all depravity of the mind will vanish. Select a room for daily worship; every morning and evening retire there and sit on your Asanam; then perform Japam and Meditation and prayer regularly as long as you can. ~ Swami Brahmananda,
48:The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." ~ Pablo Picasso, (1881 - 1973) Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer, spent most of his adult life in France, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Wikipedia.,
49:As the hart panteth after the fountains of water, so my soul panteth after Thee, O God! when shall I come and appear before the face of God? My tears have been my bread day and night, while they say to me daily: Where is thy God?" ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Psalms, xli, 2 - 4; Douay,
50:My fellow Christians, our annual celebration of a martyr's feast has brought us together. She achieved renown in the early Church for her noble victory; she is well known now as well, for she continues to triumph through her divine miracles which occur daily. ~ Methodius of Sicily,
51:The five daily prayers are supposed to purify us, but it doesn't do so with many of us because we treat it like a burden to be lifted off our shoulders, not a gift that we are presenting to our God. ~ Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi, @Sufi_Path
52:Give your attention to your regular daily practice of sadhana . If circumstances will not permit any other exercise, let it be only the remembrance of Him — the purpose of it all being the realization of the One Who is manifested in all forms and in all modes of being ~ SRI ANANDAMAYI MA,
53:The animal's thoughtless joy is left behind,
Care and reflection burden his daily walk;
He has risen to greatness and to discontent,
He is awake to the Invisible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 02.04
54:Self-interest and self-concern are the focal points of the false. Your daily life vibrates between desire and fear. Watch it intently and you will see how the mind assumes innumerable names and shapes, like a river foaming between the boulders. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
55:A dire administration's penal code
Making of grief and pain the common law,
Decreeing universal joylessness
Had changed life into a stoic sacrament
And torture into a daily festival. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
56:It is crucial that practitioners not simply adopt an intellectual approach to the dharma, but rather understand the immense importance of engaging in actions of merit and virtue. Each practitioner is encouraged to examine whether there is a meeting of the view of the dharma in one's daily conduct and activities. ~ Minling Trichen Rinpoche,
57:Let your body be pure, pure your words, pure your thoughts. Free yourselves from the preoccupations of daily life; let not fields, houses, cattle, wealth and worldly goods be your encumbrances. Avoid the anxieties which attend on all things, as one shuns a flaming gulf. ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
58:Integral theory is a school of philosophy that seeks to integrate all of human wisdom into a new, emergent worldview that is able to accommodate the gifts of all previous worldviews, including those which have been historically at odds: science and religion, Eastern and Western schools of thought, and pre-modern, modern and post-modern worldviews. ~ Daily Evolver,
59:Sri Aurobindo is constantly in the subtle physical, very active there. I see him almost daily, and last night I spent many hours with him.
   If you become conscious in the subtle physical you will surely meet him, it is what he called the true physical - it has nothing to do with the psychic. 21 December 1969
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I, [T1],
60:Afflicted by his harsh divinity,
   Bound to his throne, he waited unappeased
   The daily oblation of her unwept tears.
   All the fierce question of man's hours relived.
   The sacrifice of suffering and desire
   Earth offers to the immortal Ecstasy
   Began again beneath the eternal Hand.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
61:Kata is a term used by some programmers in the Software Craftsmanship[9] movement. Computer programmers who call themselves Software Craftsmen[10] will write Kata[11]
   - small snippets of code that they write in one sitting, sometimes repeatedly,[12] often daily, in order to build muscle memory and practise their craft, much like a soldier, a musician, a doctor or a dancer.[13] ~ ?,
62:Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding... ~ William Gibson,
63:in order to really possess knowledge, whatever it may be, you must put it into practice, that is, master your nature so as to be able to express this knowledge in action. ... You are still very young, but you must learn right away that to reach the goal you must know how to pay the price, and that to understand the supreme truths you must put them into practice in your daily life. That's all.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958,
64:If you ask me what you are to do in order to be perfect, I say, first--Do not lie in bed beyond the due time of rising; give your first thoughts to God; make a good visit to the Blessed Sacrament; say the Angelus devoutly; eat and drink to God's glory; say the Rosary well; be recollected; keep out bad thoughts; make your evening meditation well; examine yourself daily; go to bed in good time, and you are already perfect. ~ Blessed Cardinal Newman, Meditations and Devotions,
65:MASTER (to Atul): "What is worrying you? Is it that you haven't that grit, that intense restlessness for God?"
ATUL: "How can we keep our minds on God?"
MASTER: "Abhyasayoga, the yoga of practice. You should practise calling on God every day. It is not possible to succeed in one day; through daily prayer you will come to long for God.
"How can you feel that restlessness if you are immersed in worldliness day and night?" ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
66:In that daily effort in which intelligence and passion mingle and delight each other, the absurd man discovers a discipline that will make up the greatest of his strengths. The required diligence and doggedness and lucidity thus resemble the conqueror's attitude. To create is likewise to give a shape to one's fate. For all these characters, their work defines them at least as much as it is defined by them. The actor taught us this: There is no frontier between being and appearing. ~ Albert Camus,
67:To those who ask you, Where have you seen the gods, or how do you who are so devout know for sure that the gods exist? I answer, first of all, that even to the very eye, they are in some manner visible and apparent. Secondly, neither have I seen my own soul, and yet I respect and honour it. So then for the gods, by the daily experience that I have of their power and providence towards myself and others, I know certainly that they exist and therefore I worship them. ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 12, 21,
68:Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
69:4. Study Every Day ::: Establish a daily routine where you study in one place a minimum of 4 -5 hours each day. There are different kinds and 'levels' of study discussed below. What is important is that study becomes the centerpiece of your day and the continuous element in your work week. Do not wait for exam-time to study. Exams offer the opportunity to refine what you know and to sharpen your communication skills. The best way to focus your view of things is to present it clearly in writing. Writing is a ritual for thinking. ~ Dr Robert A Hatch, How to Study,
70:Television, radio, and all the sources of amusement and information that surround us in our daily lives are also artificial props. They can give us the impression that our minds are active, because we are required to react to stimuli from the outside. But the power of those external stimuli to keep us going is limited. They are like drugs. We grow used to them, and we continuously need more and more of them. Eventually, they have little or no effect. Then, if we lack resources within ourselves, we cease to grow intellectually, morally, and spiritually. And we we cease to grow, we begin to die. ~ Mortimer J Adler,
71:It is the way of the superior man to prefer the concealment of his virtue, while it daily becomes more illustrious, and it is the way of the mean man to seek notoriety, while he daily goes more and more to ruin. It is characteristic of the superior man, appearing insipid, yet never to produce satiety; while showing a simple negligence, yet to have his accomplishments recognized; while seemingly plain, yet to be discriminating. He knows how what is distant lies in what is near. He knows where the wind proceeds from. He knows how what is minute becomes manifested. Such a one, we may be sure, will enter into virtue. ~ Confucius,
72:I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight . . . The ultimate Mystery of being, the ultimate Truth, is Love. This is the essential structure of reality. When Dante spoke of the 'love which moves the sun and the other stars', he was not using a metaphor, but was describing the nature of reality. There is in Being an infinite desire to give itself in love and this gift of Self in love is for ever answered by a return of love....and so the rhythm of the universe is created. ~ Venerable Bede,
73:How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people ~ first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.,
74:Happy is the man who can recognize in the work of to-day a connected portion of the work of life and an embodiment of the work of Eternity. The foundations of his confidence are unchangeable, for he has been made a partaker of Infinity. He strenuously works out his daily enterprises because the present is given him for a possession.
   Thus ought man to be an impersonation of the divine process of nature, and to show forth the union of the infinite with the finite, not slighting his temporal existence, remembering that in it only is individual action possible, nor yet shutting out from his view that which is eternal, knowing that Time is a mystery which man cannot endure to contemplate until eternal Truth enlighten it. ~ James Clerk Maxwell,
75:And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this:
"Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
  on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
  as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
  but deliver us from evil.
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Matthew, 6:7-14,
76:The ambition of every boy is to be an engine-driver. Some attain it, and remain there all their lives.
   But in the majority of cases the Understanding grows faster than the Will, and long before the boy is in a position to attain his wish he has already forgotten it.
   In other cases the Understanding never grows beyond a certain point, and the Will persists without intelligence.
   The business man (for example) has wished for ease and comfort, and to this end goes daily to his office and slaves under a more cruel taskmaster than the meanest of the workmen in his pay; he decides to retire, and finds that life in empty. The end has been swallowed up in the means.
   Only those are happy who have desired the unattainable. ~ Aleister Crowley, Book 4,
77:The student is told to set apart moments in his daily life in which to withdraw into himself, quietly and alone. He is not to occupy himself at such moments with the affairs of his own ego. This would result in the contrary of what is intended. He should rather let his experiences and the messages from the outer world re-echo within his own completely silent self. At such silent moments every flower, every animal, every action will unveil to him secrets undreamt of. And thus he will prepare himself to receive quite new impressions of the outer world through quite different eyes. The desire to enjoy impression after impression merely blunts the faculty of cognition; the latter, however, is nurtured and cultivated if the enjoyment once experienced is allowed to reveal its message. Thus the student must accustom himself not merely to let the enjoyment. ~ Rudolf Steiner,
78:Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity, is to genius the stern friend, the cold, obscure shelter where moult the wings which will bear it farther than suns and stars. He who should inspire and lead his race must be defended from travelling with the souls of other men, from living, breathing, reading, and writing in the daily, time-worn yoke of their opinions. "In the morning, - solitude;" said Pythagoras; that Nature may speak to the imagination, as she does never in company, and that her favorite may make acquaintance with those divine strengths which disclose themselves to serious and abstracted thought. 'Tis very certain that Plato, Plotinus, Archimedes, Hermes, Newton, Milton, Wordsworth, did not live in a crowd, but descended into it from time to time as benefactors: and the wise instructor will press this point of securing to the young soul in the disposition of time and the arrangements of living, periods and habits of solitude. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
79:Gradually a separation took place among the schools of the Mysteries. The zeal of the priests to spread their doctrines in many cases apparently exceeded their intelligence. As a result, many were allowed to enter the temples before they had really prepared themselves for the wisdom they were to receive. The result was that these untutored minds, slowly gaining positions of authority, became at last incapable of maintaining the institution because they were unable to contact the spiritual powers behind the material enterprise. So the Mystery Schools vanished. The spiritual hierarchy, served through all generations by a limited number of true and devoted followers, withdrew from the world; while the colossal material organizations, having no longer any contact with the divine source, wandered in circles, daily becoming more involved in the rituals and symbols which they had lost the power of interpreting. ~ Manly P Hall, What the Ancient Wisdom Expects of Its Disciples,
80:ALL YOGA is in its nature a new birth; it is a birth out of the ordinary, the mentalised material life of man into a higher spiritual consciousness and a greater and diviner being. No Yoga can be successfully undertaken and followed unless there is a strong awakening to the necessity of that larger spiritual existence. The soul that is called to this deep and vast inward change, may arrive in different ways to the initial departure. It may come to it by its own natural development which has been leading it unconsciously towards the awakening; it may reach it through the influence of a religion or the attraction of a philosophy; it may approach it by a slow illumination or leap to it by a sudden touch or shock; it may be pushed or led to it by the pressure of outward circumstances or by an inward necessity, by a single word that breaks the seals of the mind or by long reflection, by the distant example of one who has trod the path or by contact and daily influence. According to the nature and the circumstances the call will come.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Self-Consecration,
   Sweet Mother, Just as there is a methodical progression of exercises for mental and physical education, isn't there a similar method to progress towards Sri Aurobindo's yoga?
It should vary with each individual.
Could you make a step-by-step programme for me to follow daily?

The mechanical regularity of a fixed programme is indispensable for physical, mental and vital development; but this mechanical rigidity has little or no effect on spiritual development where the spontaneity of an absolute sincerity is indispensable. Sri Aurobindo has written very clearly on this subject. And what he has written on it has appeared in The Synthesis Of Yoga.
   However, as an initial help to set you on the path, I can tell you: (1) that on getting up, before starting the day, it is good to make an offering of this day to the Divine, an offering of all that one thinks, all that one is, all that one will do; (2) and at night, before going to sleep, it is good to review the day, taking note of all the times one has forgotten or neglected to make an offering of one's self or one's action, and to aspire or pray that these lapses do not recur. This is a minimum, a very small beginning - and it should increase with the sincerity of your consecration. 31 March 1965
   ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother, [T1],
82:There is a story I would like to tell you about a woman who practices the invocation of the Buddha Amitabha's name. She is very tough, and she practices the invocation three times daily, using a wooden drum and a bell, reciting, "Namo Amitabha Buddha" for one hour each time. When she arrives at one thousand times, she invites the bell to sound. (In Vietnamese, we don't say "strike" or "hit" a bell.) Although she has been doing this for ten years, her personality has not changed. She is still quite mean, shouting at people all the time.

A friend wanted to teach her a lesson, so one afternoon when she had just lit the incense, invited the bell to sound three times, and was beginning to recite "Namo Amitabha Buddha," he came to her door, and said, "Mrs. Nguyen, Mrs. Nguyen!" She found it very annoying because this was her time of practice, but he just stood at the front gate shouting her name. She said to herself, "I have to struggle against my anger, so I will ignore that," and she went on, "Namo Amitabha Buddha, Namo Amitabha Buddha."

The gentleman continued to shout her name, and her anger became more and more oppressive. She struggled against it, wondering, "Should I stop my recitation and go and give him a piece of my mind?" But she continued chanting, and she struggled very hard. Fire mounted in her, but she still tried to chant "Namo Amitabha Buddha." The gentleman knew it, and he continued to shout, "Mrs. Nguyen! Mrs. Nguyen!"

She could not bear it any longer. She threw away the bell and the drum. She slammed the door, went out to the gate and said, "Why, why do you behave like that? Why do you call my name hundreds of times like that?" The gentleman smiled at her and said, "I just called your name for ten minutes, and you are so angry. You have been calling the Buddha's name for ten years. Think how angry he must be! ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
83:Why are some people intelligent and others not? Why can some people do certain things while others can't?"

It is as though you asked why everybody was not the same! Then it would mean that there would only be one single thing, one single thing indefinitely repeated which would constitute the whole universe.... I don't know, but it seems to me that it wouldn't be worth the trouble having a universe for that, it would be enough to have just one thing!

But the moment one admits the principle of multiplicity and that no two things are alike in the universe, how can you ask why they are not the same! It is just because they are not, because no two things are alike.

Behind that there is something else which one is not conscious of, but which is very simple and very childish. It is this: "Since there is an infinite diversity, since some people are of one kind and others of a lesser kind, well" - here of course one doesn't say this to oneself but it is there, hidden in the depths of the being, in the depths of the ego - "why am I not of the best kind?" There we are. In fact it amounts to complaining that perhaps one is not of the best kind! If you look attentively at questions like this: "Why do some have much and others little?" "Why are some wise and not others? Why are some intelligent and not others?" etc., behind that there is "Why don't I have all that can be had and why am I not all that one can be?..." Naturally, one doesn't say this to oneself, because one would feel ridiculous, but it is there.

There then. Now has anyone anything to add to what we have just said?... Have you all understood quite well? Everything I have said? Nobody wants to say...

(A teacher) Our daily routine seems a little "impossible" to us.

Well, wait a century or two and it will become possible! (Laughter)

You are told that today's impossibility is the possibility of tomorrow - but these are very great tomorrows! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers, Volume-8, page no. 387-388,
84:I know some individuals who make this their daily practice: starting at the beginning and reading a canto or half a canto every day till they reach the end and then starting at the beginning again, and in that way they have gone through the whole of Savitri many times. When this is done in groups there's really no doubt that by this going through the whole soundbody of the epic from beginning to end aloud, there must be built up a very strong force field of vibrations. It is definitely of benefit to the people who participate in it. But again I would say that the effect or benefit of this sacrifice will be richer to the extent that the reading is done with understanding and above all with soul surrender. It shouldn't become a mere ritual.
Sri Aurobindo's mantric lines, repeated one after the other, will always have their power; but the power will be much greater if the mind can participate, and the will and the heart.
I have also heard of some groups who select one line that seems to have a particular mantric power and then within the group they chant that line many, many times. They concentrate on that one special line, and try to take its vibrations deep into themselves. Again I am sure that this is very beneficial to those who practice it.
In that way the words enter very deeply into the consciousness. There they resonate and do their work, and perhaps not just the surface meaning but the deeper meaning and the deeper vibrations may reveal their full depth to those who undertake this exercise if it is done with self-dedication, with a true aspiration to internalise the heart of the meaning, not just as a mere repetition.
At another end of the spectrum of possible approaches to Savitri, we can say there would be the aesthetic approach, the approach of enjoying it for its poetic beauty. I met a gentleman a couple of months ago, who told me, "We have faith in Sri Aurobindo, but it is so difficult to understand his books. We tried with The Life Divine, we tried with The Synthesis of Yoga but we found them so difficult. ~ collab summer & fall 2011,
85:outward appearances..." I did not quite understand "the egoistic state of consciousness absorbed in the outward People are occupied with outward things. That means that the consciousness is turned towards external things - that is, all the things of life which one sees, knows, does - instead of being turned inwards in order to find the deeper truth, the divine Presence. This is the first movement. You are busy with all that you do, with the people around you, the things you use; and then with life: sleeping, eating, talking, working a little, having a little fun also; and then beginning over again: sleeping, eating, etc., etc., and then it begins again. And then what this one has said, what that one has done, what one ought to do, the lesson one ought to learn, the exercise one ought to prepare; and then again whether one is keeping well, whether one is feeling fit, etc.

   This is what one usually thinks about.

   So the first movement - and it is not so easy - is to make all that pass to the background, and let one thing come inside and in front of the consciousness as the important thing: the discovery of the very purpose of existence and life, to learn what one is, why one lives, and what there is behind all this. This is the first step: to be interested more in the cause and goal than in the manifestation. That is, the first movement is a withdrawal of the consciousness from this total identification with outward and apparent things, and a kind of inward concentration on what one wants to discover, the Truth one wants to discover.

   This is the first movement.

   Many people who are here forget one thing. They want to begin by the end. They think that they are ready to express in their life what they call the supramental Force or Consciousness, and they want to infuse this in their actions, their movements, their daily life. But the trouble is that they don't at all know what the supramental Force or Consciousness is and that first of all it is necessary to take the reverse path, the way of interiorisation and of withdrawal from life, in order to find within oneself this Truth which has to be expressed.

   For as long as one has not found it, there is nothing to ~ The Mother,
86:So then let the Adept set this sigil upon all the Words he hath writ in the book of the Works of his Will. And let him then end all, saying: Such are the Words!2 For by this he maketh proclamation before all them that be about his Circle that these Words are true and puissant, binding what he would bind, and loosing what he would loose. Let the Adept perform this ritual right, perfect in every part thereof, once daily for one moon, then twice, at dawn and dusk, for two moons; next thrice, noon added, for three moons; afterwards, midnight making up his course, for four moons four times every day. Then let the Eleventh Moon be consecrated wholly to this Work; let him be instant in constant ardour, dismissing all but his sheer needs to eat and sleep.3 For know that the true Formula4 whose virtue sufficed the Beast in this Attainment, was thus:


So may all men come at last to the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel: thus sayeth The Beast, and prayeth his own Angel that this Book be as a burning Lamp, and as a living Spring, for Light and Life to them that read therein.

1. There is an alternative spelling, TzBA-F, where the Root, "an Host," has the value of 93. The Practicus should revise this Ritual throughout in the Light of his personal researches in the Qabalah, and make it his own peculiar property. The spelling here suggested implies that he who utters the Word affirms his allegiance to the symbols 93 and 6; that he is a warrior in the army of Will, and of the Sun. 93 is also the number of AIWAZ and 6 of The Beast.
2. The consonants of LOGOS, "Word," add (Hebrew values) to 93 [reading the Sigma as Samekh = 60; reading it as Shin = 300 gives 333], and ΕΠΗ, "Words" (whence "Epic") has also that value; ΕΙ∆Ε ΤΑ ΕΠΗ might be the phrase here intended; its number is 418. This would then assert the accomplishment of the Great Work; this is the natural conclusion of the Ritual. Cf. CCXX, III, 75.
3. These needs are modified during the process of Initiation both as to quantity and quality. One should not become anxious about one's phyiscal or mental health on à priori grounds, but pay attention only to indubitable symptoms of distress should such arise. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber Samekh,
87:One thing is needful. -- To "give style" to one's character-- a great and rare art! It is practiced by those who survey all the strengths and weaknesses of their nature and then fit them into an artistic plan until every one of them appears as art and reason and even weaknesses delight the eye. Here a large mass of second nature has been added; there a piece of original nature has been removed -- both times through long practice and daily work at it. Here the ugly that could not be removed is concealed; there it has been reinterpreted and made sublime. Much that is vague and resisted shaping has been saved and exploited for distant views; it is meant to beckon toward the far and immeasurable. In the end, when the work is finished, it becomes evident how the constraint of a single taste governed and formed everything large and small. Whether this taste was good or bad is less important than one might suppose, if only it was a single taste!

It will be the strong and domineering natures that enjoy their finest gaiety in such constraint and perfection under a law of their own; the passion of their tremendous will relaxes in the face of all stylized nature, of all conquered and serving nature. Even when they have to build palaces and design gardens they demur at giving nature freedom.

Conversely, it is the weak characters without power over themselves that hate the constraint of style. They feel that if this bitter and evil constraint were imposed upon them they would be demeaned; they become slaves as soon as they serve; they hate to serve. Such spirits -- and they may be of the first rank -- are always out to shape and interpret their environment as free nature: wild, arbitrary, fantastic, disorderly, and surprising. And they are well advised because it is only in this way that they can give pleasure to themselves. For one thing is needful: that a human being should attain satisfaction with himself, whether it be by means of this or that poetry or art; only then is a human being at all tolerable to behold. Whoever is dissatisfied with himself is continually ready for revenge, and we others will be his victims, if only by having to endure his ugly sight. For the sight of what is ugly makes one bad and gloomy. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, mod trans. Walter Kaufmann,
88: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
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
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,
89:Worthy The Name Of Sir Knight
Sir Knight of the world's oldest order,
Sir Knight of the Army of God,
You have crossed the strange mystical border,
The ground floor of truth you have trod;
You have entered the sanctum sanctorum,
Which leads to the temple above,
Where you come as a stone, and a Christ-chosen one,
In the kingdom of Friendship and Love.
As you stand in this new realm of beauty,
Where each man you meet is your friend,
Think not that your promise of duty
In hall, or asylum, shall end;
Outside, in the great world of pleasure,
Beyond, in the clamor of trade,
In the battle of life and its coarse daily strife
Remember the vows you have made.
Your service, majestic and solemn,
Your symbols, suggestive and sweet,
Your uniformed phalanx in column
On gala days marching the street;
Your sword and your plume and your helmet,
Your 'secrets' hid from the world's sight;
These things are the small, lesser parts of the all
Which are needed to form the true Knight.
The martyrs who perished rejoicing
In Templary's glorious laws,
Who died 'midst the fagots while voicing
The glory and worth of their cause-
They honored the title of 'Templar'
No more than the Knight of to-day
Who mars not the name with one blemish of shame,
But carries it clean through life's fray.
To live for a cause, to endeavor
To make your deeds grace it, to try
And uphold its precepts forever,
Is harder by far than to die.
For the battle of life is unending,
The enemy, Self, never tires,
And the true Knight must slay that sly foe every day
Ere he reaches the heights he desires.
Sir Knight, have you pondered the meaning
Of all you have heard and been told?
Have you strengthened your heart for its weaning
From vices and faults loved of old?
Will you honor, in hours of temptation,
Your promises noble and grand?
Will your spirit be strong to do battle with wrong,
'And having done all, to stand?'
Will you ever be true to a brother
In actions as well as in creed?
Will you stand by his side as no other
Could stand in the hour of his need?
Will you boldly defend him from peril,
And lift him from poverty's curseWill the promise of aid which you willingly made,
Reach down from your lips to your purse?
The world's battle field is before you!
Let Wisdom walk close by your side,
Let Faith spread her snowy wings o'er you,
Let Truth be your comrade and guide;
Let Fortitude, Justice and Mercy
Direct all your conduct aright,
And let each word and act tell to men the proud fact,
You are worthy the name of 'Sir Knight'.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
An open reply by Dr Alok Pandey to a fellow devotee

Most of all enjoy Savitri. It is Sri Aurobindo's gift of Love to the world. Read it from the heart with love and gratitude as companions and drown in its fiery bliss. That is the true understanding rather than one that comes by a constant churning of words in the head.

Best would be to fix a time that works for you. One can always take out some time for the reading, even if it be late at night when one is done with all the daily works. Of course, a certain receptivity is needed. If one is too tired or the reading becomes too mechanical as a ritual routine to be somehow finished it tends to be less effective, as with anything else. Hence the advice is to read in a quiet receptive state.

As to the pace of reading it is best to slowly build up and keep it steady. To read a page or a passage daily is better than reading many pages one day and then few lines or none for days. This brings a certain discipline in the consciousness which makes one receptive. What it means is that one should fix up that one would read a few passages or a page or two daily, and then if an odd day one is enjoying and spontaneously wants to read more then one can go by the flow.

It is best to read at least once from cover to cover. But if one is not feeling inclined for that do read some of the beautiful cantos and passages whose reference one can find in various places. This helps us familiarise with the epic and the style of poetry. Later one can go for the cover to cover reading.

One can read it silently. Loud reading is needed only if one is unable to focus with silent reading. A mantra is more potent when read subtly. I am aware that some people recommend reading it aloud which is fine if that helps one better. A certain flexibility in these things is always good and rigid rules either ways are not helpful.

One can also write some of the beautiful passages with which one feels suddenly connected. It is a help in the yoga since such a writing involves the pouring in of the consciousness of Savitri through the brain and nerves and the hand.

Reflecting upon some of these magnificent lines and passages while one is engaged in one\s daily activities helps to create a background state for our inner being to get absorbed in Savitri more and more.

It is helpful if a brief background about the Canto is known. This helps the mind top focus and also to keep in sync with the overall scene and sense of what is being read.

But it is best not to keep referring to the dictionary while reading. Let the overall sense emerge. Specifics can be done during a detailed reading later and it may not be necessary at all. Besides the sense that Sri Aurobindo has given to many words may not be accurately conveyed by the standard dictionaries. A flexibility is required to understand the subtle suggestions hinted at by the Master-poet.

In this sense Savitri is in the line of Vedic poetry using images that are at once profound as well as commonplace. That is the beauty of mystic poetry. These are things actually experienced and seen by Sri Aurobindo, and ultimately it is Their Grace that alone can reveal the intrinsic sense of this supreme revelation of the Supreme. ~ Dr Alok Pandey,

NOW that we have learnt to observe the mind, so that we know how it works to some extent, and have begun to understand the elements of control, we may try the result of gathering together all the powers of the mind, and attempting to focus them on a single point.

   We know that it is fairly easy for the ordinary educated mind to think without much distraction on a subject in which it is much interested. We have the popular phrase, "revolving a thing in the mind"; and as long as the subject is sufficiently complex, as long as thoughts pass freely, there is no great difficulty. So long as a gyroscope is in motion, it remains motionless relatively to its support, and even resists attempts to distract it; when it stops it falls from that position. If the earth ceased to spin round the sun, it would at once fall into the sun. The moment then that the student takes a simple subject - or rather a simple object - and imagines it or visualizes it, he will find that it is not so much his creature as he supposed. Other thoughts will invade the mind, so that the object is altogether forgotten, perhaps for whole minutes at a time; and at other times the object itself will begin to play all sorts of tricks.

   Suppose you have chosen a white cross. It will move its bar up and down, elongate the bar, turn the bar oblique, get its arms unequal, turn upside down, grow branches, get a crack around it or a figure upon it, change its shape altogether like an Amoeba, change its size and distance as a whole, change the degree of its illumination, and at the same time change its colour. It will get splotchy and blotchy, grow patterns, rise, fall, twist and turn; clouds will pass over its face. There is no conceivable change of which it is incapable. Not to mention its total disappearance, and replacement by something altogether different!

   Any one to whom this experience does not occur need not imagine that he is meditating. It shows merely that he is incapable of concentrating his mind in the very smallest degree. Perhaps a student may go for several days before discovering that he is not meditating. When he does, the obstinacy of the object will infuriate him; and it is only now that his real troubles will begin, only now that Will comes really into play, only now that his manhood is tested. If it were not for the Will-development which he got in the conquest of Asana, he would probably give up. As it is, the mere physical agony which he underwent is the veriest trifle compared with the horrible tedium of Dharana.

   For the first week it may seem rather amusing, and you may even imagine you are progressing; but as the practice teaches you what you are doing, you will apparently get worse and worse. Please understand that in doing this practice you are supposed to be seated in Asana, and to have note-book and pencil by your side, and a watch in front of you. You are not to practise at first for more than ten minutes at a time, so as to avoid risk of overtiring the brain. In fact you will probably find that the whole of your willpower is not equal to keeping to a subject at all for so long as three minutes, or even apparently concentrating on it for so long as three seconds, or three-fifths of one second. By "keeping to it at all" is meant the mere attempt to keep to it. The mind becomes so fatigued, and the object so incredibly loathsome, that it is useless to continue for the time being. In Frater P.'s record we find that after daily practice for six months, meditations of four minutes and less are still being recorded.

   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
92:This, in short, is the demand made on us, that we should turn our whole life into a conscious sacrifice. Every moment and every movement of our being is to be resolved into a continuous and a devoted self-giving to the Eternal. All our actions, not less the smallest and most ordinary and trifling than the greatest and most uncommon and noble, must be performed as consecrated acts. Our individualised nature must live in the single consciousness of an inner and outer movement dedicated to Something that is beyond us and greater than our ego. No matter what the gift or to whom it is presented by us, there must be a consciousness in the act that we are presenting it to the one divine Being in all beings. Our commonest or most grossly material actions must assume this sublimated character; when we eat, we should be conscious that we are giving our food to that Presence in us; it must be a sacred offering in a temple and the sense of a mere physical need or self-gratification must pass away from us. In any great labour, in any high discipline, in any difficult or noble enterprise, whether undertaken for ourselves, for others or for the race, it will no longer be possible to stop short at the idea of the race, of ourselves or of others. The thing we are doing must be consciously offered as a sacrifice of works, not to these, but either through them or directly to the One Godhead; the Divine Inhabitant who was hidden by these figures must be no longer hidden but ever present to our soul, our mind, our sense. The workings and results of our acts must be put in the hands of that One in the feeling that that Presence is the Infinite and Most High by whom alone our labour and our aspiration are possible. For in his being all takes place; for him all labour and aspiration are taken from us by Nature and offered on his altar. Even in those things in which Nature is herself very plainly the worker and we only the witnesses of her working and its containers and supporters, there should be the same constant memory and insistent consciousness of a work and of its divine Master. Our very inspiration and respiration, our very heart-beats can and must be made conscious in us as the living rhythm of the universal sacrifice.
   It is clear that a conception of this kind and its effective practice must carry in them three results that are of a central importance for our spiritual ideal. It is evident, to begin with, that, even if such a discipline is begun without devotion, it leads straight and inevitably towards the highest devotion possible; for it must deepen naturally into the completest adoration imaginable, the most profound God-love. There is bound up with it a growing sense of the Divine in all things, a deepening communion with the Divine in all our thought, will and action and at every moment of our lives, a more and more moved consecration to the Divine of the totality of our being. Now these implications of the Yoga of works are also of the very essence of an integral and absolute Bhakti. The seeker who puts them into living practice makes in himself continually a constant, active and effective representation of the very spirit of self-devotion, and it is inevitable that out of it there should emerge the most engrossing worship of the Highest to whom is given this service. An absorbing love for the Divine Presence to whom he feels an always more intimate closeness, grows upon the consecrated worker. And with it is born or in it is contained a universal love too for all these beings, living forms and creatures that are habitations of the Divine - not the brief restless grasping emotions of division, but the settled selfless love that is the deeper vibration of oneness. In all the seeker begins to meet the one Object of his adoration and service. The way of works turns by this road of sacrifice to meet the path of Devotion; it can be itself a devotion as complete, as absorbing, as integral as any the desire of the heart can ask for or the passion of the mind can imagine.
   Next, the practice of this Yoga demands a constant inward remembrance of the one central liberating knowledge, and a constant active externalising of it in works comes in too to intensify the remembrance. In all is the one Self, the one Divine is all; all are in the Divine, all are the Divine and there is nothing else in the universe, - this thought or this faith is the whole background until it becomes the whole substance of the consciousness of the worker. A memory, a self-dynamising meditation of this kind, must and does in its end turn into a profound and uninterrupted vision and a vivid and all-embracing consciousness of that which we so powerfully remember or on which we so constantly meditate. For it compels a constant reference at each moment to the Origin of all being and will and action and there is at once an embracing and exceeding of all particular forms and appearances in That which is their cause and upholder. This way cannot go to its end without a seeing vivid and vital, as concrete in its way as physical sight, of the works of the universal Spirit everywhere. On its summits it rises into a constant living and thinking and willing and acting in the presence of the Supramental, the Transcendent. Whatever we see and hear, whatever we touch and sense, all of which we are conscious, has to be known and felt by us as That which we worship and serve; all has to be turned into an image of the Divinity, perceived as a dwelling-place of his Godhead, enveloped with the eternal Omnipresence. In its close, if not long before it, this way of works turns by communion with the Divine Presence, Will and Force into a way of Knowledge more complete and integral than any the mere creature intelligence can construct or the search of the intellect can discover.
   Lastly, the practice of this Yoga of sacrifice compels us to renounce all the inner supports of egoism, casting them out of our mind and will and actions, and to eliminate its seed, its presence, its influence out of our nature. All must be done for the Divine; all must be directed towards the Divine. Nothing must be attempted for ourselves as a separate existence; nothing done for others, whether neighbours, friends, family, country or mankind or other creatures merely because they are connected with our personal life and thought and sentiment or because the ego takes a preferential interest in their welfare. In this way of doing and seeing all works and all life become only a daily dynamic worship and service of the Divine in the unbounded temple of his own vast cosmic existence. Life becomes more and more the sacrifice of the eternal in the individual constantly self-offered to the eternal Transcendence. It is offered in the wide sacrificial ground of the field of the eternal cosmic Spirit; and the Force too that offers it is the eternal Force, the omnipresent Mother. Therefore is this way a way of union and communion by acts and by the spirit and knowledge in the act as complete and integral as any our Godward will can hope for or our soul's strength execute.
   It has all the power of a way of works integral and absolute, but because of its law of sacrifice and self-giving to the Divine Self and Master, it is accompanied on its one side by the whole power of the path of Love and on the other by the whole power of the path of Knowledge. At its end all these three divine Powers work together, fused, united, completed, perfected by each other.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Yoga of Divine Works, The Sacrifice, the Triune Path and the Lord of the Sacrifice [111-114],
93:How to Meditate
Deep meditation is a mental procedure that utilizes the nature of the mind to systematically bring the mind to rest. If the mind is given the opportunity, it will go to rest with no effort. That is how the mind works.
Indeed, effort is opposed to the natural process of deep meditation. The mind always seeks the path of least resistance to express itself. Most of the time this is by making more and more thoughts. But it is also possible to create a situation in the mind that turns the path of least resistance into one leading to fewer and fewer thoughts. And, very soon, no thoughts at all. This is done by using a particular thought in a particular way. The thought is called a mantra.
For our practice of deep meditation, we will use the thought - I AM. This will be our mantra.
It is for the sound that we will use I AM, not for the meaning of it.
The meaning has an obvious significance in English, and I AM has a religious meaning in the English Bible as well. But we will not use I AM for the meaning - only for the sound. We can also spell it AYAM. No meaning there, is there? Only the sound. That is what we want. If your first language is not English, you may spell the sound phonetically in your own language if you wish. No matter how we spell it, it will be the same sound. The power of the sound ...I AM... is great when thought inside. But only if we use a particular procedure. Knowing this procedure is the key to successful meditation. It is very simple. So simple that we will devote many pages here to discussing how to keep it simple, because we all have a tendency to make things more complicated. Maintaining simplicity is the key to right meditation.
Here is the procedure of deep meditation: While sitting comfortably with eyes closed, we'll just relax. We will notice thoughts, streams of thoughts. That is fine. We just let them go by without minding them. After about a minute, we gently introduce the mantra, ...I AM...
We think the mantra in a repetition very easily inside. The speed of repetition may vary, and we do not mind it. We do not intone the mantra out loud. We do not deliberately locate the mantra in any particular part of the body. Whenever we realize we are not thinking the mantra inside anymore, we come back to it easily. This may happen many times in a sitting, or only once or twice. It doesn't matter. We follow this procedure of easily coming back to the mantra when we realize we are off it for the predetermined time of our meditation session. That's it.
Very simple.
Typically, the way we will find ourselves off the mantra will be in a stream of other thoughts. This is normal. The mind is a thought machine, remember? Making thoughts is what it does. But, if we are meditating, as soon as we realize we are off into a stream of thoughts, no matter how mundane or profound, we just easily go back to the mantra.
Like that. We don't make a struggle of it. The idea is not that we have to be on the mantra all the time. That is not the objective. The objective is to easily go back to it when we realize we are off it. We just favor the mantra with our attention when we notice we are not thinking it. If we are back into a stream of other thoughts five seconds later, we don't try and force the thoughts out. Thoughts are a normal part of the deep meditation process. We just ease back to the mantra again. We favor it.
Deep meditation is a going toward, not a pushing away from. We do that every single time with the mantra when we realize we are off it - just easily favoring it. It is a gentle persuasion. No struggle. No fuss. No iron willpower or mental heroics are necessary for this practice. All such efforts are away from the simplicity of deep meditation and will reduce its effectiveness.
As we do this simple process of deep meditation, we will at some point notice a change in the character of our inner experience. The mantra may become very refined and fuzzy. This is normal. It is perfectly all right to think the mantra in a very refined and fuzzy way if this is the easiest. It should always be easy - never a struggle. Other times, we may lose track of where we are for a while, having no mantra, or stream of thoughts either. This is fine too. When we realize we have been off somewhere, we just ease back to the mantra again. If we have been very settled with the mantra being barely recognizable, we can go back to that fuzzy level of it, if it is the easiest. As the mantra refines, we are riding it inward with our attention to progressively deeper levels of inner silence in the mind. So it is normal for the mantra to become very faint and fuzzy. We cannot force this to happen. It will happen naturally as our nervous system goes through its many cycles ofinner purification stimulated by deep meditation. When the mantra refines, we just go with it. And when the mantra does not refine, we just be with it at whatever level is easy. No struggle. There is no objective to attain, except to continue the simple procedure we are describing here.

When and Where to Meditate
How long and how often do we meditate? For most people, twenty minutes is the best duration for a meditation session. It is done twice per day, once before the morning meal and day's activity, and then again before the evening meal and evening's activity.
Try to avoid meditating right after eating or right before bed.
Before meal and activity is the ideal time. It will be most effective and refreshing then. Deep meditation is a preparation for activity, and our results over time will be best if we are active between our meditation sessions. Also, meditation is not a substitute for sleep. The ideal situation is a good balance between meditation, daily activity and normal sleep at night. If we do this, our inner experience will grow naturally over time, and our outer life will become enriched by our growing inner silence.
A word on how to sit in meditation: The first priority is comfort. It is not desirable to sit in a way that distracts us from the easy procedure of meditation. So sitting in a comfortable chair with back support is a good way to meditate. Later on, or if we are already familiar, there can be an advantage to sitting with legs crossed, also with back support. But always with comfort and least distraction being the priority. If, for whatever reason, crossed legs are not feasible for us, we will do just fine meditating in our comfortable chair. There will be no loss of the benefits.
Due to commitments we may have, the ideal routine of meditation sessions will not always be possible. That is okay. Do the best you can and do not stress over it. Due to circumstances beyond our control, sometimes the only time we will have to meditate will be right after a meal, or even later in the evening near bedtime. If meditating at these times causes a little disruption in our system, we will know it soon enough and make the necessary adjustments. The main thing is that we do our best to do two meditations every day, even if it is only a short session between our commitments. Later on, we will look at the options we have to make adjustments to address varying outer circumstances, as well as inner experiences that can come up.
Before we go on, you should try a meditation. Find a comfortable place to sit where you are not likely to be interrupted and do a short meditation, say ten minutes, and see how it goes. It is a toe in the water.
Make sure to take a couple of minutes at the end sitting easily without doing the procedure of meditation. Then open your eyes slowly. Then read on here.
As you will see, the simple procedure of deep meditation and it's resulting experiences will raise some questions. We will cover many of them here.
So, now we will move into the practical aspects of deep meditation - your own experiences and initial symptoms of the growth of your own inner silence. ~ Yogani, Deep Meditation,
94:Intuition And The Value Of Concentration :::
   Mother, how can the faculty of intuition be developed?

   ... There are different kinds of intuition, and we carry these capacities within us. They are always active to some extent but we don't notice them because we don't pay enough attention to what is going on in us. Behind the emotions, deep within the being, in a consciousness seated somewhere near the level of the solar plexus, there is a sort of prescience, a kind of capacity for foresight, but not in the form of ideas: rather in the form of feelings, almost a perception of sensations. For instance, when one is going to decide to do something, there is sometimes a kind of uneasiness or inner refusal, and usually, if one listens to this deeper indication, one realises that it was justified. In other cases there is something that urges, indicates, insists - I am not speaking of impulses, you understand, of all the movements which come from the vital and much lower still - indications which are behind the feelings, which come from the affective part of the being; there too one can receive a fairly sure indication of the thing to be done. These are forms of intuition or of a higher instinct which can be cultivated by observation and also by studying the results. Naturally, it must be done very sincerely, objectively, without prejudice. If one wants to see things in a particular way and at the same time practise this observation, it is all useless. One must do it as if one were looking at what is happening from outside oneself, in someone else. It is one form of intuition and perhaps the first one that usually manifests. There is also another form but that one is much more difficult to observe because for those who are accustomed to think, to act by reason - not by impulse but by reason - to reflect before doing anything, there is an extremely swift process from cause to effect in the half-conscious thought which prevents you from seeing the line, the whole line of reasoning and so you don't think that it is a chain of reasoning, and that is quite deceptive. You have the impression of an intuition but it is not an intuition, it is an extremely rapid subconscious reasoning, which takes up a problem and goes straight to the conclusions. This must not be mistaken for intuition. In the ordinary functioning of the brain, intuition is something which suddenly falls like a drop of light. If one has the faculty, the beginning of a faculty of mental vision, it gives the impression of something coming from outside or above, like a little impact of a drop of light in the brain, absolutely independent of all reasoning. This is perceived more easily when one is able to silence one's mind, hold it still and attentive, arresting its usual functioning, as if the mind were changed into a kind of mirror turned towards a higher faculty in a sustained and silent attention. That too one can learn to do. One must learn to do it, it is a necessary discipline.
   When you have a question to solve, whatever it may be, usually you concentrate your attention here (pointing between the eyebrows), at the centre just above the eyes, the centre of the conscious will. But then if you do that, you cannot be in contact with intuition. You can be in contact with the source of the will, of effort, even of a certain kind of knowledge, but in the outer, almost material field; whereas, if you want to contact the intuition, you must keep this (Mother indicates the forehead) completely immobile. Active thought must be stopped as far as possible and the entire mental faculty must form - at the top of the head and a little further above if possible - a kind of mirror, very quiet, very still, turned upwards, in silent, very concentrated attention. If you succeed, you can - perhaps not immediately - but you can have the perception of the drops of light falling upon the mirror from a still unknown region and expressing themselves as a conscious thought which has no connection with all the rest of your thought since you have been able to keep it silent. That is the real beginning of the intellectual intuition.
   It is a discipline to be followed. For a long time one may try and not succeed, but as soon as one succeeds in making a mirror, still and attentive, one always obtains a result, not necessarily with a precise form of thought but always with the sensations of a light coming from above. And then, if one can receive this light coming from above without entering immediately into a whirl of activity, receive it in calm and silence and let it penetrate deep into the being, then after a while it expresses itself either as a luminous thought or as a very precise indication here (Mother indicates the heart), in this other centre.
   Naturally, first these two faculties must be developed; then, as soon as there is any result, one must observe the result, as I said, and see the connection with what is happening, the consequences: see, observe very attentively what has come in, what may have caused a distortion, what one has added by way of more or less conscious reasoning or the intervention of a lower will, also more or less conscious; and it is by a very deep study - indeed, almost of every moment, in any case daily and very frequent - that one succeeds in developing one's intuition. It takes a long time. It takes a long time and there are ambushes: one can deceive oneself, take for intuitions subconscious wills which try to manifest, indications given by impulses one has refused to receive openly, indeed all sorts of difficulties. One must be prepared for that. But if one persists, one is sure to succeed.
   And there comes a time when one feels a kind of inner guidance, something which is leading one very perceptibly in all that one does. But then, for the guidance to have its maximum power, one must naturally add to it a conscious surrender: one must be sincerely determined to follow the indication given by the higher force. If one does that, then... one saves years of study, one can seize the result extremely rapidly. If one also does that, the result comes very rapidly. But for that, it must be done with sincerity and... a kind of inner spontaneity. If one wants to try without this surrender, one may succeed - as one can also succeed in developing one's personal will and making it into a very considerable power - but that takes a very long time and one meets many obstacles and the result is very precarious; one must be very persistent, obstinate, persevering, and one is sure to succeed, but only after a great labour.
   Make your surrender with a sincere, complete self-giving, and you will go ahead at full speed, you will go much faster - but you must not do this calculatingly, for that spoils everything! (Silence) Moreover, whatever you may want to do in life, one thing is absolutely indispensable and at the basis of everything, the capacity of concentrating the attention. If you are able to gather together the rays of attention and consciousness on one point and can maintain this concentration with a persistent will, nothing can resist it - whatever it may be, from the most material physical development to the highest spiritual one. But this discipline must be followed in a constant and, it may be said, imperturbable way; not that you should always be concentrated on the same thing - that's not what I mean, I mean learning to concentrate.
   And materially, for studies, sports, all physical or mental development, it is absolutely indispensable. And the value of an individual is proportionate to the value of his attention.
   And from the spiritual point of view it is still more important.
   There is no spiritual obstacle which can resist a penetrating power of concentration. For instance, the discovery of the psychic being, union with the inner Divine, opening to the higher spheres, all can be obtained by an intense and obstinate power of concentration - but one must learn how to do it. There is nothing in the human or even in the superhuman field, to which the power of concentration is not the key. You can be the best athlete, you can be the best student, you can be an artistic, literary or scientific genius, you can be the greatest saint with that faculty. And everyone has in himself a tiny little beginning of it - it is given to everybody, but people do not cultivate it.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958,
95:The Supreme Discovery
   IF WE want to progress integrally, we must build within our conscious being a strong and pure mental synthesis which can serve us as a protection against temptations from outside, as a landmark to prevent us from going astray, as a beacon to light our way across the moving ocean of life.
   Each individual should build up this mental synthesis according to his own tendencies and affinities and aspirations. But if we want it to be truly living and luminous, it must be centred on the idea that is the intellectual representation symbolising That which is at the centre of our being, That which is our life and our light.
   This idea, expressed in sublime words, has been taught in various forms by all the great Instructors in all lands and all ages.
   The Self of each one and the great universal Self are one. Since all that is exists from all eternity in its essence and principle, why make a distinction between the being and its origin, between ourselves and what we place at the beginning?
   The ancient traditions rightly said:
   "Our origin and ourselves, our God and ourselves are one."
   And this oneness should not be understood merely as a more or less close and intimate relationship of union, but as a true identity.
   Thus, when a man who seeks the Divine attempts to reascend by degrees towards the inaccessible, he forgets that all his knowledge and all his intuition cannot take him one step forward in this infinite; neither does he know that what he wants to attain, what he believes to be so far from him, is within him.
   For how could he know anything of the origin until he becomes conscious of this origin in himself?
   It is by understanding himself, by learning to know himself, that he can make the supreme discovery and cry out in wonder like the patriarch in the Bible, "The house of God is here and I knew it not."
   That is why we must express that sublime thought, creatrix of the material worlds, and make known to all the word that fills the heavens and the earth, "I am in all things and all beings."When all shall know this, the promised day of great transfigurations will be at hand. When in each atom of Matter men shall recognise the indwelling thought of God, when in each living creature they shall perceive some hint of a gesture of God, when each man can see God in his brother, then dawn will break, dispelling the darkness, the falsehood, the ignorance, the error and suffering that weigh upon all Nature. For, "all Nature suffers and laments as she awaits the revelation of the Sons of God."
   This indeed is the central thought epitomising all others, the thought which should be ever present to our remembrance as the sun that illumines all life.
   That is why I remind you of it today. For if we follow our path bearing this thought in our hearts like the rarest jewel, the most precious treasure, if we allow it to do its work of illumination and transfiguration within us, we shall know that it lives in the centre of all beings and all things, and in it we shall feel the marvellous oneness of the universe.
   Then we shall understand the vanity and childishness of our meagre satisfactions, our foolish quarrels, our petty passions, our blind indignations. We shall see the dissolution of our little faults, the crumbling of the last entrenchments of our limited personality and our obtuse egoism. We shall feel ourselves being swept along by this sublime current of true spirituality which will deliver us from our narrow limits and bounds.
   The individual Self and the universal Self are one; in every world, in every being, in every thing, in every atom is the Divine Presence, and man's mission is to manifest it.
   In order to do that, he must become conscious of this Divine Presence within him. Some individuals must undergo a real apprenticeship in order to achieve this: their egoistic being is too all-absorbing, too rigid, too conservative, and their struggles against it are long and painful. Others, on the contrary, who are more impersonal, more plastic, more spiritualised, come easily into contact with the inexhaustible divine source of their being.But let us not forget that they too should devote themselves daily, constantly, to a methodical effort of adaptation and transformation, so that nothing within them may ever again obscure the radiance of that pure light.
   But how greatly the standpoint changes once we attain this deeper consciousness! How understanding widens, how compassion grows!
   On this a sage has said:
   "I would like each one of us to come to the point where he perceives the inner God who dwells even in the vilest of human beings; instead of condemning him we would say, 'Arise, O resplendent Being, thou who art ever pure, who knowest neither birth nor death; arise, Almighty One, and manifest thy nature.'"
   Let us live by this beautiful utterance and we shall see everything around us transformed as if by miracle.
   This is the attitude of true, conscious and discerning love, the love which knows how to see behind appearances, understand in spite of words, and which, amid all obstacles, is in constant communion with the depths.
   What value have our impulses and our desires, our anguish and our violence, our sufferings and our struggles, all these inner vicissitudes unduly dramatised by our unruly imagination - what value do they have before this great, this sublime and divine love bending over us from the innermost depths of our being, bearing with our weaknesses, rectifying our errors, healing our wounds, bathing our whole being with its regenerating streams?
   For the inner Godhead never imposes herself, she neither demands nor threatens; she offers and gives herself, conceals and forgets herself in the heart of all beings and things; she never accuses, she neither judges nor curses nor condemns, but works unceasingly to perfect without constraint, to mend without reproach, to encourage without impatience, to enrich each one with all the wealth he can receive; she is the mother whose love bears fruit and nourishes, guards and protects, counsels and consoles; because she understands everything, she can endure everything, excuse and pardon everything, hope and prepare for everything; bearing everything within herself, she owns nothing that does not belong to all, and because she reigns over all, she is the servant of all; that is why all, great and small, who want to be kings with her and gods in her, become, like her, not despots but servitors among their brethren.
   How beautiful is this humble role of servant, the role of all who have been revealers and heralds of the God who is within all, of the Divine Love that animates all things....
   And until we can follow their example and become true servants even as they, let us allow ourselves to be penetrated and transformed by this Divine Love; let us offer Him, without reserve, this marvellous instrument, our physical organism. He shall make it yield its utmost on every plane of activity.
   To achieve this total self-consecration, all means are good, all methods have their value. The one thing needful is to persevere in our will to attain this goal. For then everything we study, every action we perform, every human being we meet, all come to bring us an indication, a help, a light to guide us on the path.
   Before I close, I shall add a few pages for those who have already made apparently fruitless efforts, for those who have encountered the pitfalls on the way and seen the measure of their weakness, for those who are in danger of losing their self-confidence and courage. These pages, intended to rekindle hope in the hearts of those who suffer, were written by a spiritual worker at a time when ordeals of every kind were sweeping down on him like purifying flames.
   You who are weary, downcast and bruised, you who fall, who think perhaps that you are defeated, hear the voice of a friend. He knows your sorrows, he has shared them, he has suffered like you from the ills of the earth; like you he has crossed many deserts under the burden of the day, he has known thirst and hunger, solitude and abandonment, and the cruellest of all wants, the destitution of the heart. Alas! he has known too the hours of doubt, the errors, the faults, the failings, every weakness.
   But he tells you: Courage! Hearken to the lesson that the rising sun brings to the earth with its first rays each morning. It is a lesson of hope, a message of solace.
   You who weep, who suffer and tremble, who dare not expect an end to your ills, an issue to your pangs, behold: there is no night without dawn and the day is about to break when darkness is thickest; there is no mist that the sun does not dispel, no cloud that it does not gild, no tear that it will not dry one day, no storm that is not followed by its shining triumphant bow; there is no snow that it does not melt, nor winter that it does not change into radiant spring.
   And for you too, there is no affliction which does not bring its measure of glory, no distress which cannot be transformed into joy, nor defeat into victory, nor downfall into higher ascension, nor solitude into radiating centre of life, nor discord into harmony - sometimes it is a misunderstanding between two minds that compels two hearts to open to mutual communion; lastly, there is no infinite weakness that cannot be changed into strength. And it is even in supreme weakness that almightiness chooses to reveal itself!
   Listen, my little child, you who today feel so broken, so fallen perhaps, who have nothing left, nothing to cover your misery and foster your pride: never before have you been so great! How close to the summits is he who awakens in the depths, for the deeper the abyss, the more the heights reveal themselves!
   Do you not know this, that the most sublime forces of the vasts seek to array themselves in the most opaque veils of Matter? Oh, the sublime nuptials of sovereign love with the obscurest plasticities, of the shadow's yearning with the most royal light!
   If ordeal or fault has cast you down, if you have sunk into the nether depths of suffering, do not grieve - for there indeed the divine love and the supreme blessing can reach you! Because you have passed through the crucible of purifying sorrows, the glorious ascents are yours.
   You are in the wilderness: then listen to the voices of the silence. The clamour of flattering words and outer applause has gladdened your ears, but the voices of the silence will gladden your soul and awaken within you the echo of the depths, the chant of divine harmonies!
   You are walking in the depths of night: then gather the priceless treasures of the night. In bright sunshine, the ways of intelligence are lit, but in the white luminosities of the night lie the hidden paths of perfection, the secret of spiritual riches.
   You are being stripped of everything: that is the way towards plenitude. When you have nothing left, everything will be given to you. Because for those who are sincere and true, from the worst always comes the best.
   Every grain that is sown in the earth produces a thousand. Every wing-beat of sorrow can be a soaring towards glory.
   And when the adversary pursues man relentlessly, everything he does to destroy him only makes him greater.
   Hear the story of the worlds, look: the great enemy seems to triumph. He casts the beings of light into the night, and the night is filled with stars. He rages against the cosmic working, he assails the integrity of the empire of the sphere, shatters its harmony, divides and subdivides it, scatters its dust to the four winds of infinity, and lo! the dust is changed into a golden seed, fertilising the infinite and peopling it with worlds which now gravitate around their eternal centre in the larger orbit of space - so that even division creates a richer and deeper unity, and by multiplying the surfaces of the material universe, enlarges the empire that it set out to destroy.
   Beautiful indeed was the song of the primordial sphere cradled in the bosom of immensity, but how much more beautiful and triumphant is the symphony of the constellations, the music of the spheres, the immense choir that fills the heavens with an eternal hymn of victory!
   Hear again: no state was ever more precarious than that of man when he was separated on earth from his divine origin. Above him stretched the hostile borders of the usurper, and at his horizon's gates watched jailers armed with flaming swords. Then, since he could climb no more to the source of life, the source arose within him; since he could no more receive the light from above, the light shone forth at the very centre of his being; since he could commune no more with the transcendent love, that love offered itself in a holocaust and chose each terrestrial being, each human self as its dwelling-place and sanctuary.
   That is how, in this despised and desolate but fruitful and blessed Matter, each atom contains a divine thought, each being carries within him the Divine Inhabitant. And if no being in all the universe is as frail as man, neither is any as divine as he!
   In truth, in truth, in humiliation lies the cradle of glory! 28 April 1912 ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago, The Supreme Discovery,


1:Explore daily the will of God. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
2:The current tax code is a daily mugging. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
3:Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
4:Daily life is the enemy of greatness. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
5:If at all possible, commune with nature daily. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
6:Just a few daily disciplines make a big difference ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
7:The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
8:Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
9:Your daily schedule reflects your deepest values. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
10:There is no enlightenment outside of daily life. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
11:Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
12:The Sky is the daily bread of the imagination. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
13:But beauty must be broken daily to remain beautiful. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
14:I derived my strength from daily mass and communion. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
15:Slow, steady progress is better than fast, daily excuses. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
16:If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
17:Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
18:Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
19:... I have no letter from the dead, yet daily love them more. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
20:One of the primary tactics for enduring winning is daily learning. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
21:Put &
22:Can I live a life, daily life, without sense of self-concern? ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
23:Daily ripples of excellence -over time- become a tsunami of success ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
24:Peak performers replace depletion with inspiration on a daily basis. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
25:The key to success is discovering your innate power and using it daily. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
26:Turn it over to the universe daily.. but it should never be a chore. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
27:We go about our daily lives understanding almost nothing of the world. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
28:Ability to think, like the violin or piano, requires daily practice ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
29:I am under the direction of messengers from Heaven daily and nightly. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
30:I grow daily to honor facts more and more, and theory less and less. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
31:The warrior of light concentrates on the small miracles of daily life. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
32:Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
33:If we pass the test tonight, we'll continue to evaluate on a daily basis. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
34:That which one cannot experience in daily life is not true for oneself. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
35:Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver us, dear God, from Belief. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
36:The best leaders are the most dedicated learners. Read great books daily. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
37:It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
38:It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
39:We fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of fear and pain. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
40:Our daily objectives should include an honest effort to improve on yesterday. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
41:Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
42:He alone deserves liberty and life who daily must win them anew. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
43:If you're not uncomfortable on a daily basis, you're not making much progress. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
44:The spiritual path can only be travelled through the daily experience of love. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
45:The decision to give ourselves to others is a daily taking up of the cross. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
46:You have to feed your mind daily with the good, clean, pure, powerful and positive. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
47:Creating art is a habit, one that we practice daily or hourly until we get good at it ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
48:Every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle. This joy you feel is life. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
49:I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
50:Prayer must not be our chance work but our daily business, our habit and vocation. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
51:Time will generally lessen the interest of every attachment not within the daily circle. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
52:Prayers are offered up daily - without charge... Refreshments are served when demanded. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
53:Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried with fewer tensions and more tolerance. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
54:While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
55:We should shun ingratitude, and live daily in the heavenly atmosphere of thankful love. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
56:If you abandon the present moment, you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
57:The secret to genius is not genetics but daily practice married with relentless perseverance. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
58:Scum of the Earth as some may be in their daily lives, they can all be saints in emergencies. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
59:An extraordinary life is all about daily, continuous improvements in the areas that matter most. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
60:Portraits are to daily faces As an evening west To a fine, pedantic sunshine In a satin vest. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
61:You build your &
62:A scholar tries to learn something everyday; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
63:Let's fight for our happiness by following a daily program of cheerful and constructive thinking. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
64:People often say motivation doesn't last. But neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
65:God meets daily needs daily. Not weekly or annually. He will give you what you need when it is needed. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
66:The time we spend in having our daily audience with God is the most precious part of the whole day. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
67:We know of no cure for the love of evil in a Christian like daily communion with the Lord Jesus. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
68:I think daily life is where the lessons come in - that's where the tests and the growth come in. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
69:Three million frogs' legs are served in Paris - daily. Nobody knows what became of the rest of the frogs. ~ fred-allen, @wisdomtrove
70:The purpose of daily prayer is the cultivation of a sense of the sacred. Sacred energy renews us. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
71:Music fills the infinite between two souls. This has been muffled by the mist of our daily habits. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
72:There is some danger lest there be no real religion in the heart which craves too much daily sympathy. ~ margaret-fuller, @wisdomtrove
73:If you meditate you will be able to find new ways to utilize your career and the routines of daily life. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
74:One of the pleasant things those of us who write or paint do is to have the daily miracle. It does come. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
75:The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
76:In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
77:People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
78:History is little more than the story of man's sin, and the daily newspaper a running commentary on it. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
79:The best way to create spectacular results in the most important areas of your life is through daily practice ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
80:You’ll be happiest working in a career that allows you to take advantage of your strengths on a daily basis. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
81:Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
82:Daily exercise is an insurance policy against future illness. The best Leaders Without Titles are the fittest. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
83:Decide to be happy, knowing it's an attitude, a habit gained from daily practice, and not a result or payoff. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
84:What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives? ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
85:Creation is a miracle of daily recurrence. &
86:Small daily - seemingly insignificant - improvements and innovations lead to staggering achievements over time. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
87:The difference between great and average is, mostly, having the imagination and zeal to re-create yourself daily. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
88:Man is meant for happiness and this happiness is in him, in the satisfaction of the daily needs of his existence. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
89:I think one can advance faster outside a monastery if you use the experiences of daily life to advance yourself. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
90:Are we so made that we have to take death in small doses daily or we could not go on with the business of living? ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
91:This planet is a divine school, and daily life a classroom. Our choice of teachers depends on what we need to learn. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
92:Human happiness comes not from infrequent pieces of good fortune, but from the small improvements to daily life. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
93:What daily habit do you believe has the largest positive impact on your life?” To which Musk simply replied, “Showering.” ~ elon-musk, @wisdomtrove
94:Love is God's loaf; and this is that feeding for which we are taught to pray, "Give us this day our daily bread." ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
95:The Bible is to your soul what bread is to your body. You need it daily. One good meal does not suffice for a lifetime. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
96:Try and get out into nature for even 30 min. each day to clear your head + think + walk + breathe. Great daily practice. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
97:Don't get older; get better: Live realistically. Give generously. Adapt willingly. Trust fearlessly. Rejoice daily. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
98:Education is the beginning of transformation. Dedicate yourself to daily learning via books/audios/seminars and coaching. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
99:Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life. ~ tony-robbins, @wisdomtrove
100:I pray daily, not for more riches, but for more wisdom with which to recognize, embrace and enjoy what I already possess. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
101:The highest spiritual path is life itself. If you know how to live daily life, it all becomes a deliberating experience. ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
102:Alcohol-inspired fights are a reminder of the price we pay for our daily submission at the altars of prudence and order. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
103:Blessed is he who keeps daily diary and compares the work of this week with that of the last, for he will realize God quickly! ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
104:Determine a single measure that you can use to grade your progress and success in each area of your life. Refer to it daily. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
105:It is necessary to combine knowledge born from study with sincere practice in our daily lives. These two must go together.    ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
106:Persistence, persistence, and persistence. The Power can be created and maintained through daily practice - continuous effort. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
107:We all need a daily checkup from the neck up to avoid stinkin' thinkin' which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
108:I want my work to create space where people can meet God, rather than give them something they can "apply" to their daily life. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
109:Career success is using your daily work, schoolwork, work in the world, work at home, as a way of advancing your mental state. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
110:If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
111:The phenomenon of nature is more splendid than the daily events of nature, certainly, so then the twentieth century is splendid. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
112:A critical part of Tantric Buddhism is a process of turning of the activities and experiences in your daily life into meditation. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
113:Don't wait for an employer, friend, or mentor to show appreciation for your work. Take pride in your own efforts on a daily basis. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
114:I refer to my hands, feet and body as the tools of the trade. The hands and feet must be sharpened and improved daily to be efficient. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
115:When we feel joyful, euphoric, happy, we are more open to life, more capable of seeing things clearly and handling daily tensions. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
116:One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
117:We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
118:As to marriage, I think the intercourse of heart and mind may be fully enjoyed without entering into this partnership of daily life. ~ margaret-fuller, @wisdomtrove
119:A perfect method for awakening is to examine the results of our daily actions. If they are harmful, we know we need more consciousness. ~ vernon-howard, @wisdomtrove
120:LIFE, n. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay. We live in daily apprehension of its loss; yet when lost it is not missed. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
121:The New York Daily News suggested that my biggest war crime was not killing myself like a gentleman. Presumably Hitler was a gentleman. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
122:A man's reading program should be as carefully planned as his daily diet, for that too is food, without which he cannot grow mentally. ~ andrew-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
123:Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
124:Through love and sincerity continuously beautify your inner life in every way, by daily looking into the mirror of introspection. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
125:Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
126:We live in a vast and awesome universe in which, daily, suns are made and worlds destroyed, where humanity clings to an obscure clod of rock. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
127:Hope looks good on paper. But what creates greatness is focus, dedication and hard work. Daily. Go do it. We deserve to see you fly in 2014. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
128:If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny. ~ w-clement-stone, @wisdomtrove
129:Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not a choice. . Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence and activity. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
130:My imagination would never have served me as it has, but for the habit of commonplace, humble, patient, daily, toiling, drudging attention ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
131:According to the best research, less than 3% of Americans have written goals, and less than 1% review and rewrite their goals on a daily basis. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
132:All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests. ~ nathaniel-hawthorne, @wisdomtrove
133:I believe that ultimately it all comes down to whether we seek conscious contact with God on a daily basis through prayer and meditation. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
134:In the Church, great wonders daily occur, such as the forgiveness of sins, triumph over death . . . the gift of righteousness and eternal life. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
135:The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
136:Are not our greatest men as good as lost? The men that walk daily among us, warming us, feeding us, walk shrouded in darkness, mere mythic men. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
137:Clarity precedes mastery and the more clear you can get on what you want to create in life, the more focused you will be in your daily behaviors. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
138:People always say &
139:The very practice of reading [the Bible] will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart. Let nothing take the place of this daily exercise. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
140:Achieve order within yourself... an inward tranquility which knows no disturbance at any moment... in the daily life of the home and the office. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
141:t was almost disappointing because it seemed when stress and madness were eliminated from my daily life there wasn't much left you could depend on. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
142:Daily it is forced home on the mind of the biologist that nothing, not even the wind that blows, is so unstable as the level of the crust of this earth. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
143:Don't be afraid of losing a little power in daily associations. People who seek power and knowledge aren't misers. They aren't afraid. That is paranoid. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
144:Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration? ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
145:Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
146:If you are looking for vocations, as a community have adoration every day. Once the Missionaries of Charity started daily adoration, their vocations doubled ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
147:In a world that daily disconnects further from truth, more and more people accept the virtual in place of the real, and all things virtual are also malleable. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
148:I sometimes pray not for self-knowledge in general but for just so much self knowledge at the moment as I can bear and use at the moment; the little daily dose. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
149:Look at the content of your mind. You are what you think about. Are you not most of the time busy with your own little person and its daily needs? ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
150:Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
151:If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
152:If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
153:Real success comes in small portions day by day. You need to take pleasure in life's daily little treasures. It is the most important thing in measuring success. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
154:We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead. ~ albert-camus, @wisdomtrove
155:We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challenges come our way. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
156:No pictorial or sculptural combinations of points of human loveliness, do more than approach the living and breathing human beauty as it gladdens our daily path. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
157:There is but one art, to omit! Oh, if I knew how to omit I would ask no other knowledge. A man who knows how to omit would make an Iliad of a daily paper. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
158: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
159:We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
160:A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
161:Serve God by doing common actions in a heavenly spirit, and then, if your daily calling only leaves you cracks and crevices of time, fill them up with holy service. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
162:In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
163:Fake realism is the escapist literature of our time. And probably the ultimate escapist reading is that masterpiece of total unreality, the daily stock market report. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
164:All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness.  The important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.    ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
165:I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
166:Love is qualified as an attribute of that force, power or influence known as God. Thus as man makes application of love in his daily experience, he finds God a personal God. ~ edgar-cayce, @wisdomtrove
167:The daily life of a genius, his sleep, his digestion, he ecstasies, his nails, his colds, his blood, his life and death are essentially different from the rest of mankind. ~ salvador-dali, @wisdomtrove
168:And, indeed, what little of beauty and peace is to be found in the societies of men is owing to the daily performance of small duties, not to big doings and fine talk. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
169:Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.  ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
170:Every single person in the world could be a genius at something, if they practiced it daily for at least ten years (as confirmed by the research of Anders Ericsson and others). ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
171:I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.  Shall I not call God, the beautiful, who daily showeth himself so to me in his gifts. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
172:I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing; a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
173:Success is created through the performance of a few small daily disciplines that stack up over time to produce achievements far beyond anything you could have ever planned for. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
174:Creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people’s lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
175:Remember that the most difficult tasks are consummated, not by a single explosive burst of energy or effort, but by the constant daily application of the best you have within you. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
176:Your body is malleable; you can sculpt it over time with daily habits of diet and exercise. The law of accommodation reminds us that the body may change slowly, but it will change. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
177:Take up your own daily cross; it is the burden best suited for your shoulder, and will prove most effective to make you perfect in every good word and work to the glory of God. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
178:Live in such a way that you embody true peace, that you can be peace in every moment of your daily life. It is possible for everyone to generate the energy of peace in every step. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
179:Peace in the world starts with peace in oneself. If everyone lives mindfully, everyone will be more healthy, feel more fulfilled in their daily lives and there will be more peace. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
180:... to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life-daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
181:We have lost the art of living, and in the most important science of all, the science of daily life, the science of behavior, we are complete ignoramuses. We have psychology instead. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
182:Being rich is an obstacle to loving. When you are rich, you want to continue to be rich, and so you end up devoting all your time, all your energy, in your daily life to stay rich. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
183:If I fail to spend two hours in prayer each morning, the devil gets the victory through the day. I have so much business I cannot get on without spending three hours daily in prayer. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
184:Think about your goals and review them daily. Every morning when you begin, take action on the most important task you can accomplish to achieve your most important goal at the moment. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
185:When doing archana (daily prayers) as a group, one person should chant the mantra and the others should repeat it. Mantras should be chanted slowly, clearly and with devotion. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
186:Try leaving a trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of friendship that will be rose beacons on your next visit. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
187:Lord Jesus, cause me to know in my daily experience the glory and sweetness of Thy name, and then teach me how to use it in my prayer, so that I may be a prince prevailing with God. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
188:I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
189:To commune daily with God in deep meditation, and to carry His love and guidance with you into all your dutiful activities, is the way that leads to permanent peace and happiness. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
190:We must intend to live [the new spiritual awareness], to integrate each increased degree of awareness into our daily routine. It only takes one negative interpretation to stop everything. ~ james-redfield, @wisdomtrove
191:What happens and what you encounter, what you collide with - it's so exciting and revealing about how much more interesting and tricky the universe is than we think in our daily lives. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
192:The majority of people have no understanding of the things with which they daily meet, nor, when instructed, do they have any right knowledge of them, although to themselves they seem to have. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
193:And poets, in my view, and I think the view of most people, do speak God's language - it's better, it's finer, it's language on a higher plane than ordinary people speak in their daily lives. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
194:Everything we touch in our daily lives, including our body, is a miracle. By putting the kingdom of god in the right place, it shows us it is possible to live happily right here, right now. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
195:Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
196:Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
197:Then she lay on her back and gazed at the cloudless sky. Mr. Beebe, whose opinion of her rose daily, whispered to his niece that that was the proper way to behave if any little thing went wrong. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
198:Try leaving a friendly trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of friendship that will be rose beacons on your next visit. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
199:The farmer has patience and trusts the process. He just has the faith and deep understanding that through his daily efforts, the harvest will come.And then one day, almost out of nowhere, it does. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
200:Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice... No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
201:It is necessary to go through all the daily tasks and bring perfection to them, to learn to be perfect in your meditation, and to win in all your endeavors so that one day you will complete again. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
202:Slow down. Talk less. When you can, do just one thing at a time. Reduce multitasking. Focus on your breath while doing daily activities. Simplify your life; give up lesser pleasures for greater ones. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
203:What I am telling you about is neither in the past nor in the future. Nor is it in the daily life as it flows in the now. It is timeless and the total timelessness of it is beyond the mind. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
204:I am, when you stop to think of it, a member of a fairly select group: the final handful of American novelists who learned to read and write before they learned to eat a daily helping of video bullshit. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
205:I daily examine myself on three points: In planning for others, have I failed in conscientiousness? In intercourse with friends, have I been insincere? And have I failed to practice what I have been taught? ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
206:Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
207:I care for riches, to make gifts To friends, or lead a sick man back to health With ease and plenty. Else small aid is wealth For daily gladness; once a man be done With hunger, rich and poor are all as one. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
208:If, at the office or in different exchanges in daily living, you have to spend time with people who are at lower power levels, then you have to be aware of that and keep your awareness very much within. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
209:Sleep, rest of nature, O sleep, most gentle of the divinities, peace of the soul, thou at whose presence care disappears, who soothest hearts wearied with daily employments, and makest them strong again for labour! ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
210:Human understanding is marvellously enlightened by daily conversation with men, for we are, otherwise, compressed and heaped up in ourselves, and have our sight limited to the length of our own noses. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
211:The force that drives the green fuse, as Dylan Thomas said, cannot be understood. So self-discovery is to accept your daily meditation, to observe yourself meditating and not be concerned with the results. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
212:If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
213:It is the way of the superior man to prefer the concealment of his virtue, while it daily becomes more illustrious, and it is the way of the mean man to seek notoriety, while he daily goes more and more to ruin. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
214:The more one lives alone on the river or in the open country, the clearer it becomes that nothing is more beautiful or great than to perform the ordinary duties of one's daily life simply and naturally. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
215:It so happened that Lucy, who found daily life rather chaotic, entered a more solid world when she opened the piano. She was then no longer either deferential or patronizing; no longer either a rebel or a slave. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
216:Make us worthy Lord to serve our fellow men throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands this day their daily bread and by our understanding love, give peace and joy. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
217:Affability, mildness, tenderness, and a word which I would fain bring back to its original signification of virtue,&
218:It is also in the interests of a tyrant to make his subjects poor, so that he may be able to afford the cost of his bodyguard, while the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
219:Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
220:There's nothing wrong with sexual feelings in themselves, so long as they are straightforward and not sneaking or sly. The right sort of sex stimulus is invaluable to human daily life. Without it the world grows grey. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
221:Make a plan now to keep a daily appointment with God. The enemy is going to tell you to set it aside, but you must carve out the time. If you're too busy to meet with the Lord, friend, then you are simply too busy ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
222:We all feel the riddle of the earth without anyone to point it out. The mystery of life is the plainest part of it. The clouds and curtains of darkness, the confounding vapors, these are the daily weather of this world. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
223:Any law that takes hold of a mans daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of the community are actively in favor of it. The laws that are the most operative are the laws which protect life. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
224:It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside, either. Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties, of getting up and going to school. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
225:Dreams are the bright creatures of poem and legend, who sport on earth in the night season, and melt away in the first beam of the sun, which lights grim care and stern reality on their daily pilgrimage through the world. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
226:Every person should make it his business to gather new ideas from sources other than the environment in which he daily lives and works. The mind becomes withered, stagnant, narrow and closed unless it searches for new ideas. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
227:Any customer that walks away, disrespected and defeated, represents tens of thousands of dollars out the door, in addition to the failure of a promise the brand made in the first place. You can't see it but it's happening, daily. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
228:Here is a pen and here is a pencil, here's a typewriter, here's a stencil, here's a list of today's appointments, and all the flies in all the ointments, the daily woes that a man endures - take them, George, they're yours! ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
229:Surely a man needs a closed place wherein he may strike root and, like the seed, become. But also he needs the great Milky Way above him and the vast sea spaces, though neither stars nor ocean serve his daily needs. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
230:But for a moment Dirk had a sense of inifinite loss and sadness that somewhere among the frenzy of information noise that daily rattled the lives of men he thought he might have heard a few notes that denoted the movements of gods. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
231:If we plant a flower or a shrub and water it daily it will grow so tall that in time we shall need a spade and a hoe to uproot it. It is just so, I think, when we commit a fault, however small, each day, and do not cure ourselves of it. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
232:Our marketable equities tell us by their operating results - not by their daily, or even yearly, price quotations - whether our investments are successful. The market may ignore business success for a while, but eventually will confirm it. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
233:I first went into samadhi when I was 19. I was meditating in the mountains and had been meditating on a daily basis for several years. Suddenly there was no time or space or life or death or myself or the Universe. I was absorbed in light. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
234:Children, if we can do archana of the 1000 Names of the Divine Mother daily with devotion, we will grow spiritually. There will never be lack of life's essentials, food and clothing, in a family that chants the 1000 Names with devotion. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
235:Zen opens a man's eyes to the greatest mystery as it is daily and hourly performed; it enlarges the heart to embrace eternity of time and infinity of space in its every palpitation; it makes us live in the world as if walking in the garden of Eden ~ d-t-suzuki, @wisdomtrove
236:Don't expect wisdom to come into your life like great chunks of rock on a conveyor belt. Wisdom comes privately from God as a byproduct of right decisions, godly reactions, and the application of spiritual principles to daily circumstances. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
237:What chiefly distinguishes the daily press is its incurable fear of ideas, its constant effort to evade the discussion of fundamentals by translating all issues into a few elemental fears, its incessant reduction of all reflection to mere emotion. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
238:I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
239:Some sang too that Thror and Thrain would come back one day and gold would flow in rivers, through the mountain-gates, and all that land would be filled with new song and new laughter. But this pleasant legend did not much affect their daily business. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
240:Recognizing that the power of will is the supreme court over all other departments of my mind, I will exercise daily when I need the urge to act for any purpose; and I will form habits designed to bring the power of my will into action at least once daily. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
241:Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
242:The first ingredient to being wrong is to claim that you are right. Geniuses have a knack for raising new questions. Hence by the public they are either admired for their creativity or, even more commonly so, detested for disturbing the daily peace of mind. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
243:Religion is not a fractional thing that can be doled out in fixed weekly or daily measures as one among various subjects in the school syllabus. It is the truth of our complete being, the consciousness of our personal relationship with the infinite. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
244:Every occupation has its own honor before God. Ordinary work is a divine vocation or calling. In our daily work no matter how important or mundane we serve God by serving the neighbor and we also participate in God's on-going providence for the human race. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
245:All this fame and money, which have so thrilled me when they came to others, leave me cold when they come to me. I am not an ascetic, but I don't know what to do with them, and my daily life has never been so trying, and there is no one to fill it emotionally. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
246:It will take about a month for that awareness to be fully absorbed and modify someone's attention field. During that period of time, a person who studies with me will meditate on their own, and apply those things that they have learned to their daily lives. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
247:We can talk about courage and love and compassion until we sound like a greeting card store, but unless we're willing to have an honest conversation about what gets in the way of putting these into practice in our daily lives, we will never change. Never, ever. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
248:Men have always been the victims of trifles, but when they were uncomfortable and passionate, and in constant danger, they hardly had time to notice what the daily texture of their thoughts was in their calm intervals, whereas with us the intervals are all. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
249:Thus the key to happiness lies not in changing our genetic makeup (which is impossible) and not in changing our circumstances (i.e., seeking wealth or attractiveness or better colleagues, which is usually impractical), but in our daily intentional activities. ~ sonja-lyubomirsky, @wisdomtrove
250:Very early in our children's lives we will be forced to realize that the "perfect" untroubled life we'd like for them is just a fantasy. In daily living, tears and fights and doing things we don't want to do are all part of our human ways of developing into adults. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
251:Philosophy, if it cannot answer so many questions as we could wish, has at least the power of asking questions which increase the interest of the world, and show the strangeness and wonder lying just below the surface even in the commonest things of daily life. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
252:Use a timer. I use a timer to limit the amount of time I spend on daily tasks such as email, returning calls, cranking through my to-do lists, etc. This keeps me from getting overly distracted from the truly important tasks I must accomplish during the day.  ~ marc-and-angel-chernoff, @wisdomtrove
253:Your audacious life goals are fabulous. We're proud of you for having them. But it's possible that those goals are designed to distract you from the thing that's really frightening you&
254:In a sense it (Christianity) creates, rather than solves, the problem of pain, for pain would be no problem unless side by side with our daily experience of this painful world, we had received what we think a good assurance that ultimate reality is righteousness and loving. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
255:But wherever we are, we must all, in our daily lives, live up to the age-old faith that peace and freedom walk together. In too many of our cities today, the peace is not secure because freedom is incomplete." (John F. Kennedy, June 10, 1963, American University speech) ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
256:It is necessary to understand that Black Power is a cry of disappointment. The Black Power slogan did not spring full grown from the head of some philosophical Zeus. It was born from the wounds of despair and disappointment. It is a cry of daily hurt and persistent pain. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
257:Lord God, we pray that we may be inspired to nobleness of life in the least things. May we dignify all our daily life. May we set such a sacredness upon every part of our life, that nothing shall be trivial, nothing unimportant, and nothing dull, in the daily round. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
258:It is virtually impossible, and senseless anyway, to commit yourself to a daily meditation practice without some view of why you are doing it, what its value might be in your life, a sense of why this might be your way and not just another tilting at imaginary windmills. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
259:To arrive at a place called Mastery, you must commit to daily and rigorous practice. Enjoy practising your craft for its own sake without turning your attention to your ultimate destination. Understand, once and for all, that the journey is as important as the destination. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
260:Inward spiritual practices such as meditation, breathing techniques and self-analysis generate insights and enhance abilities, but none are so useful as learning to live harmoniously in a committed relationship, being a skillful parent, or juggling the demands of daily life. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
261:Have a regular weekly planning session in which you plan ahead the activities of the coming week.  This simple process will ensure the things which you consider to be most important are not lost in the daily hustle-bustle of accomplishing the activities which are urgent.   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
262:Some Christians feel guilty when they are doing something that isn't &
263:. . . I feel we don’t really need scriptures. The entire life is an open book, a scripture. Read it. Learn while digging a pit or chopping some wood or cooking some food. If you can’t learn from your daily activities, how are you going to understand the scriptures? ~ swami-satchidananda-saraswati, @wisdomtrove
264:Daily there have to be many troubles and trials in every house, city, and country. No station in life is free of suffering and pain, both from your own, like your wife or children or household help or subjects, and from the outside, from your neighbors and all sorts of accidental trouble. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
265:Expect the best; convert problems into opportunities; be dissatisfied with the status quo; focus on where you want to go, instead of where you're coming from; and most importantly, decide to be happy, knowing it's an attitude, a habit gained from daily practice, and not a result or payoff. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
266:To imagine a new world is to live it daily, each thought, each glance, each step, each gesture, killing and recreating, death always a step in advance. To spit on the past is not enough. To proclaim the future is not enough. One must act as if the past were dead and the future unrealizable. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
267:Remember to set apart at least one hour every day to do some service for others. While the food we eat nurtures our bodies, it is what we give in charity that nurtures our souls. If time is not available daily, reserve at least a few hours every week for some worthwhile act of charity. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
268:If someone knows from experience that daily Communion increases fervor without lessening reverence, then let him go every day. But if someone finds that reverence is lessened and devotion not much increased, then let him sometimes abstain, so as to draw near afterwards with better dispositions. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
269:Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not into nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
270:If someone knows from experience that daily Communion increases fervor without lessening reverence, then let him go every day. But if someone finds that reverence is lessened and devotion not much increased, then let him sometimes abstain, so as to draw near afterwards with better dispositions. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
271:If and when a horror turns up you will then be given Grace to help you. I don't think one is usually given it in advance. "Give us our daily bread" (not an annuity for life) applies to spiritual gifts too; the little daily support for the daily trial. Life has to be taken day by day and hour by hour. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
272:Fame to me certainly is only a temporary and a partial happiness ... fame is not really for a daily diet, that's not what fulfills you. It warms you a bit but the warming is temporary. It's like caviar, you know - it's good to have caviar but not when you have to have it every meal and every day. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
273:Daily dawns another day; I must up, to make my way. Though I dress and drink and eat, Move my fingers and my feet, Learn a little, here and there, Weep and laugh and sweat and swear, Hear a song, or watch a stage, Leave some words upon a page, Claim a foe, or hail a friend- Bed awaits me at the end. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
274:Where does a story truly begin? In life, there are seldom clear-cut beginnings, those moments when we can, in looking back, say that everything started. Yet there are moments when fate intersects with our daily lives, setting in motion a sequence of events whose outcome we could never have foreseen. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
275:Flow experiences are those flashes of intense living when you’re engrossed in a meaningful task that makes you feel more alive. These optimal experiences can happen when you’re engaged in work, paid or unpaid, that move you. Work like this is something you should be pursuing on a daily basis.  ~ marc-and-angel-chernoff, @wisdomtrove
276:What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
277:If the newspapers begin to publish stories about wars, and the people begin to think and talk of war in their daily conversations, they soon find themselves at war. People get that which their minds dwell upon, and this applies to a group or community or a nation of people, the same as to an individual ~ andrew-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
278:It is possible to speak with our heart directly. Most ancient cultures know this. We can actually converse with our heart as if it were a good friend. In modern life we have become so busy with our daily affairs and thoughts that we have lost this essential art of taking time to converse with our heart. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
279:The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain common work as it comes certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things of life. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
280:The presence of a body of well-instructed men, who have not to labor for their daily bread, is important to a degree which cannot be overestimated; as all high intellectual work is carried on by them, and on such work material progress of all kinds mainly depends, not to mention other and higher advantages. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
281:Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure. ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
282:Weak minds lead to weak actions. A strong, disciplined mind, which anyone can cultivate though daily practice, can achieve miracles. If you want to live life to the fullest, care for your thoughts as you would your most prized possessions. Work hard to remove all inner turbulence. The rewards will be abundant. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
283:most glorious God ... Direct my thoughts, words and work, wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit... . Daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy Son Jesus Christ... . Thou gavest thy Son to die for me, and hast given me assurance of salvation. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
284:Virtue will catch as well as vice by contact; and the public stock of honest manly principle will daily accumulate. We are not too nicely to scrutinize motives as long as action is irreproachable. It is enough (and for a worthy man perhaps too much) to deal out its infamy to convicted guilt and declared apostasy. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
285:We must get back into relation, vivid and nourishing relation to the cosmos and the universe. The way is through daily ritual, andis an affair of the individual and the household, a ritual of dawn and noon and sunset, the ritual of the kindling fire and pouring water, the ritual of the first breath, and the last. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
286:The business of the biographer is often to pass slightly over those performances and incidents which produce vulgar greatness, to lead the thoughts into domestic privacies, and display the minute details of daily life, were exterior appendages are cast aside, and men excel each other only by prudence and virtue. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
287:No civilization would ever have been possible without a framework of stability, to provide the wherein for the flux of change. Foremost among the stabilizing factors, more enduring than customs, manners and traditions, are the legal systems that regulate our life in the world and our daily affairs with each other. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
288:If I had a brother who had been murdered, what would you think of me if I... daily consorted with the assassin who drove the dagger into my brother's heart; surely I too must be an accomplice in the crime. Sin murdered Christ; will you be a friend to it? Sin pierced the heart of the Incarnate God; can you love it? ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
289:To every description of citizens, let praise be given. but let them persevere in their affectionate vigilance over that precious depository of American happiness, the Constitution of the United States. Let them cherish it, too, for the sake of those who, from every clime, are daily seeking a dwelling in our land. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
290:‘You are capable of ceasing the absurdity of listening to the perpetual problems of your psyche. You can put an end to it. You can wake up in the morning, look forward to the day, and not worry about what will happen. Your daily life can be a vacation. Work can be fun, family, can be fun, you can just enjoy it all.’ ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
291:People wait for the big moment, the great event, and forget that happiness comes from building steadily on the small daily things of life. People wait for that special moment to express love and forget that love springs from thoughtfulness practised every day. People wait, but waiting is future and NOW is always the time. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
292:There is a terrific disadvantage in not having the abrasive quality of the press applied to you daily. Even though we never like it, and even though we wish they didn't write it, and even though we disapprove, there isn't any doubt that we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very, very active press. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
293:I have never heard a dancer asking for advice about how to stay focused on her footwork, or a painter complaining about the dull day-to-day task of painting. What task worth doing isn't worth daily effort? Do you think Michelangelo was having fun the whole time he was on his back painting the Sistine Chapel's ceiling? ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
294:Stephen Blackpool fall into the loneliest of lives, the life of solitude among a familiar crowd. The stranger in the land who looks into ten thousand faces for some answering look and never finds it, is in cheering society as compared with him who passes ten averted faces daily, that were once the countenances of friends ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
295:In the spiritual life the easiest way to conquer ego is to offer gratitude to God for five minutes daily. If you cannot offer gratitude for five minutes, then utter it for one minute. Offer your gratitude to God. Then you will feel that inside you a sweet, fragrant and beautiful flower is growing. That is the flower of humility. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
296:When a warrior is present and awake to all that she is, she is able to take on any challenge, any project, or any future that she desires. Her daily prayer is to have the strength to love all of herself, the courage to listen to what she is guided to do and the confidence to go out, stand tall and deliver her gifts to the world. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
297:Writing a diary every evening before going to bed is a good habit. We can record in the diary how much time we have devoted to our spiritual practice. The diary should be written in a way that helps us see our mistakes and correct them. It should not be a mere document of other peoples' faults or our daily transactions. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
298:The greatest step toward success is self confidence. The greatest builder of self confidence is self esteem, and self esteem comes from doing the daily things you know you should do. Your self esteem will start to soar when you make some critical decisions - decisions to walk a new road, to start a new direction, to start a new discipline. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
299:The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, becomes part of his daily food. In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows... ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
300:We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
301:Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it's like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn't exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day's work and always brings a smile to your face. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
302:Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men - above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
303: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
304:I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality; therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
305:I've always thought New Year's Day was an especially American tradition, full of the optimism and hope we're famous for in our daily lives - an energy and confidence we call the American spirit. Perhaps because we know we control our own destiny, we believe deep down inside that working together we can make each new year better than the old. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
306:Let's face it, the human body is like a condominium apartment. The thing that keeps you really enjoying it is the maintenance. There's a tremendous amount of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly work that has to be done. From showering to open heart surgery, we're always doing something to ourselves. If your body was a used car, you wouldn't buy it. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
307:Do not become self-sufficient . Self-sufficienc y is Satan's net where he catches men, like poor silly fish, and destroys them. Be not self-sufficient . The way to grow strong in Christ is to become weak in yourself. God pours no power into man's heart till man's power is all poured out. Live, then, daily, a life of dependence on the grace of God. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
308:I used to be skeptical when educators and technologists predicted that we may be entering a new era of oral culture, in which audible information will be at least as important as visible information. Now that I have adopted into my own daily life a device that makes music and spoken-word files easy to access from anywhere, I have tempered my skepticism. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
309:Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment &
310:Suffering invites us to place our hurts in larger hands. In Christ we see God suffering for us. And calling us to share in God’s suffering love for a hurting world. The small and even overpowering pains of our lives are intimately connected with the greater pains of Christ. Our daily sorrows are anchored in a greater sorrow and therefore a larger hope. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
311:Deciding to chant the mantra a certain number of times daily will help foster the japa habit. We should always keep a rosary with us for doing japa. A rosary can be made of 108, 54, 27 or 18 beads of rudraksha, tulsi, crystal, sandalwood, gems, etc, with one &
312:Consciousness is an ever-unfolding, deepening, and expanding process with no end point. We are infinite and complex beings, and our human journey involves not just a spiritual awakening, but the development of all levels of our being - spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical - and the integration of all these aspects into a healthy and balanced daily life. ~ shakti-gawain, @wisdomtrove
313:But Satan, the god of all dissension, stirreth up daily new sects, and last of all (which of all other I should never have foreseen or once suspected) he hath raised up a sect of such as teach that the Ten Commandments ought to be taken out of the church, and that men should not be terrified with the law, but gently exerted by the preaching of the grace of Christ. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
314:If you believe in love, do you manifest it or just talk a lot? If you believe in compassion, in non-harming, in kindness, in wisdom, in generosity, in calmness, in solitude, in non-doing, in being even-handed and clear, do you manifest these qualities in your daily life? This is the level of intentionality which is required to keep your meditation practice vital. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
315:Moderate giftedness has been made worthless by the printing press and radio and television and satellites and all that. A moderately gifted person who would have been a community treasure a thousand years ago has to give up, has to go into some other line of work, since modern communications put him or her into daily competition with nothing but world's champions. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
316:I take exercise for each part of the body: arms, legs, back and whatever muscles are required to keep the body fit. I do at least 20 different exercises daily for my upper and lower body. Then I come here every morning to do calf raises and play tennis. If there is time in the afternoon, I play tennis again. At least three hours I spend on weightlifting and bodybuilding. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
317:The great lesson from the true mystics, from the Zen monks, and now also from the Humanistic and Transpersonal psychologists – that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbours, friends, and family, in one's back yard ... To be looking elsewhere for miracles is to me a sure sign of ignorance that everything is sacred. ~ abraham-maslow, @wisdomtrove
318:Take one cup of love, two cups of loyalty, three cups of forgiveness, four quarts of faith and one barrel of laughter. Take love and loyalty and mix them thoroughly with faith; blend with tenderness, kindness and understanding. Add friendship and hope. Sprinkle abundantly with laughter. Bake it with sunshine. Wrap it regularly with lots of hugs. Serve generous helpings daily. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
319:War is the spectacular and bloody projection of our everyday living. We precipitate war out of our daily lives; and without a transformation in ourselves, there are bound to be national and racial antagonisms, the childish quarreling over ideologies, the multiplication of soldiers, the saluting of flags, and all the many brutalities that go to create organized murder. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
320:Children, pray for the good of everyone. We should pray to God to give a good mind even to those who harm us. One cannot sleep peacefully when there is a theif in the neighborhood. Likewise, when we pray for the well-being of others, it is we who gain peace and quietude. Children, the mantra &
321:So I believe in singing to such an extent that if I were asked to redesign the British educational system, I would start by insisting that group singing become a central part of the daily routine. I believe it builds character and, more than anything else, encourages a taste for co-operation with others. This seems to be about the most important thing a school could do for you. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
322:Faith, courage, and intelligent and uninterrupted awareness - these qualities are to be present whether one is wide awake, half asleep, or in deep slumber. An individual who lives like this performs his daily actions with a mind free from selfishness. This is poise in action. And this poise leads to that serenity which is in the truest sense a healthy mind in a healthy body. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
323:It may be said that natural selection is daily and hourly scrutinizing, throughout the world, every variation, even the slightest; rejecting that which is bad, preserving and adding up all that is good; silently and insensibly working, wherever and whenever opportunity offers, at the improvement of each organic being in relation to its organic and inorganic conditions of life. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
324:My desire is to strive toward perfection; to be as much in harmony with God's will as possible; to live up to the highest light I have. I'm still not perfect, of course, but I grow daily... I am able to do everything I am called to do, and I do know what I need to know to do my part in the Divine Plan. And I do experience the happiness of living in harmony with God's will for me. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
325:The daily press is the evil principle of the modern world, and time will only serve to disclose this fact with greater and greater clearness. The capacity of the newspaper for degeneration is sophistically without limit, since it can always sink lower and lower in its choice of readers. At last it will stir up all those dregs of humanity which no state or government can control. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
326:If a child smiles, if an adult smiles, that is very important. If in our daily lives we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. If we really know how to live, what better way to start the day than with a smile? Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy. The source of a true smile is an awakened mind. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
327:To write weekly, to write daily, to write shortly, to write for busy people catching trains in the morning or for tired people coming home in the evening, is a heartbreaking task for men who know good writing from bad. They do it, but instinctively draw out of harm's way anything precious that might be damaged by contact with the public, or anything sharp that might irritate its skin. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
328:The naturalists have been engaged in thinking about Nature. They have not attended to the fact that they were thinking. The moment one attends to this it is obvious that one's own thinking cannot be merely a natural event, and that therefore something other than nature exists. The Supernatural is not remote or abstruse; it is a matter of daily and hourly experience, as intimate as breathing. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
329:Growing up during World War II certainly affected my whole view of life, but I hardly know how, it goes so deep. What's hard to explain now is that, though we were never invaded, and bombed only once and ineffectively on the coast of Oregon, everybody in the country was in that war. Everything we did was influenced by it - eating, traveling, dressing, thinking - everything in daily life. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
330:If you have once accepted Christianity, then some of its main doctrines shall be deliberately held before your mind for some time every day. That is why daily prayers and religious reading and churchgoing are necessary parts of the Christian life. We have to be continually reminded of what we believe. Neither this belief nor any other will automatically remain alive in the mind. It must be fed. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
331:While the mind is centred in the body and consciousness is centred in the mind, awareness is free. The body has its urges and mind its pains and pleasures. Awareness is unattached and unshaken. It is lucid, silent, peaceful, alert and unafraid, without desire and fear. Meditate on it as your true being and try to be it in your daily life, and you shall realise it in its fullness. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
332:In some ways she was far more acute than Winston, and far less susceptible to Party propaganda. Once when he happened in some connection to mention the war against Eurasia, she startled him by saying casually that in her opinion the war was not happening. The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, "just to keep the people frightened." ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
333:There is no such thing as maturity. There is instead an ever-evolving process of maturing. Because when there is a maturity, there is a conclusion and a cessation. That’s the end. That’s when the coffin is closed. You might be deteriorating physically in the long process of aging, but your personal process of daily discovery is ongoing. You continue to learn more and more about yourself every day. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
334:Life consists not of a series of illustrious actions or elegant enjoyments. The greater part of our time passes in compliance with necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniences, in the procurement of petty pleasures; and we are well or ill at ease, as the main stream of life glides on smoothly, or is ruffled by small obstacles and frequent interruption. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
335:Jesus Christ left us an example for our daily conduct. He felt no bitter resentment and He held no grudge against anyone! Even those who crucified Him were forgiven while they were in the act. Not a word did He utter against them nor against the ones who stirred them up to destroy Him. How evil they all were. He knew better than any other man, but He maintained a charitable attitude toward them. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
336:Don’t judge centering prayer on the basis of how many thoughts come or how much peace you enjoy. The only way to judge this prayer is by its long-range fruits: whether in daily life you enjoy greater peace, humility and charity. Having come to deep interior silence, you begin to relate to others beyond the superficial aspects of social status, race, nationality, religion, and personal characteristics. ~ thomas-keating, @wisdomtrove
337:It is a good practice to write at least on page of mantra daily. Many people get better concentration by writing than by chanting. Try also to inculcate in children the habit of chanting and neatly writing the mantra. This will help to improve their handwriting, too. The book in which the mantra is written should not be thrown around; it should be carefully kept in our meditation or shrine room. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
338:At any rate, nothing was more characteristic of him [Walter Benjamin] in the thirties than the little notebooks with black covers which he always carried with him and in which he tirelessly entered in the form of quotations what daily living and reading netted him in the way of "pearls" and "coral." On occasion he read from them aloud, showed them around like items from a choice and precious collection. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
339:Success is created through the performance of a few small daily disciplines that stack up over time to produce achievements far beyond anything you could of ever planned for. Failure, on the other hand, is just as easy to slip into. Failure's is nothing more than the inevitable outcome of a few small acts of daily neglect performed consistently over time so that they take you past the point of no return. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
340:Kramer: "You’re wasting your life."George: "I am not. What you call wasting, I call living. I’m living my life."Kramer: "OK, like what? No, tell me. Do you have a job?"George: "No."Kramer: "You got money?"George: "No."Kramer: "Do you have any action at all?"George: "No."Kramer: "Do you have any conceivable reason for even getting up in the morning?"George: "I like to get the Daily News." Seinfeld TV show ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
341:Children, daily practice of yoga or sun salutations (surya-namaskara) is very good for health and for spiritual practice. Lack of proper exercise is the cause of many of today's diseases. If we can get somewhere in time on foot, always walk instead of taking a vehicle. It is good exercise. Only if we have to go far should we depend on vehicles. Use a bicycle, whenever possible. This will save money, too. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
342:What I wish to show by these feats of strength is that prayer and meditation can definitely increase one's outer capacities. I hope that by doing this I will be able to inspire many people to pray and meditate sincerely as part of their regular daily routine. my message is that if one needs strength, then uncovering one's inner strength through prayer and meditation is the fastest and most effective way to get it. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
343:At my age, and in my circumstances, what sinister object, or personal emolument had I to seek after, in this life? The growing infirmities of age and the increasing love of retirement, daily confirm my decided predilection for domestic life: and the great Searcher of human hearts is my witness, that I have no wish, which aspires beyond the humble and happy lot of living and dying a private citizen on my own farm. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
344:This letter [to the Romans] is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian's while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul. It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well. The more one deals with it, the more precious it becomes, and the better it tastes. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
345:By a peculiar prerogative, not only each individual is making daily advances in the sciences, and may make advances in morality (which is the science, by way of eminence, of living well and being happy), but all mankind together is making a continual progress in proportion as the universe grows older. So that the whole human race, during the course of so many ages, may be considered as one man who never ceases to live and learn. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
346:Give Me Strength This is my prayer to thee, my lord - strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart. Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows. Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service. Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might. Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles. And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
347:Your goal in life should be to enjoy the highest levels of health and energy possible. This requires that you eat the right foods and fewer of them. It requires you to get regular exercise and move every joint of your body daily. To enjoy superb physical health, you must get lots of rest and recreation. Above all, you maintain a positive mental attitude, looking for the good in every situation, and remain determined to be a completely positive person. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
348:In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America's heritage and future. From this day forward, the millions of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and every rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty. In this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country's most powerful resource in peace and war. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
349:Our Lord reserved to Himself certain things which He would do in due time in a manner outside the course and order of nature, so that they would wonder and be astonished at seeing not great but unusual things, who are unmoved by things daily seen. For the government of the world is a greater miracle than feeding five thousand men from five loaves; yet at the former no one wonders, the latter astonishes all men: not as a greater wonder, but as a rarer. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
350:I wish to say seriously to all the daily newspapers, to the Republicans, the Democrat, and Socialist parties, that they cannot, month in month out and year in and year out, make the kind of untruthful, of bitter assault that they have made and not expect that brutal, violent natures, or brutal and violent characters, especially when the brutality is accompanied by a not very strong mind; they cannot expect that such natures will be unaffected by it. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
351:What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives? They have never entered into mine, but into yours, we thought&
352:The aims of these three groups are entirely irreconcilable. The aim of the High is to remain where they are. The aim of the Middle is to change places with the High. The aim of the Low, when they have an aim-for it is an abiding characteristic of the Low that they are too much crushed by drudgery to be more than intermittently conscious of anything outside their daily lives -is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
353:I love playing and chatting with children... feeding and putting them to bed with a little story, and being away from the family has troubled me throughout my... life. i like relaxing at the house, reading quietly, taking in the sweet smell that comes from the pots, sitting around a table with the family and taking out my wife and children. when you can no longer enjoy these simple pleasures something valuable is taken away from your life and you feel it in your daily work. ~ nelson-mandela, @wisdomtrove
354:For those of you who are seeing the spiritual life, I recommend these four daily practices: Spend time alone each day in receptive silence. When angry, or afflicted with any negative emotion, take time to be alone with God. (Do not talk with people who are angry; they are irrational and cannot be reasoned with. If you or they are angry, it is best to leave and pray.) Visualize God's light each day and send it to someone who needs help. Exercise the body, it is the temple of the soul. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
355:It would be hard to conceive a system of instincts more nicely adjusted, where the constituents should represent or support one another better. The husband has an interest in protecting the wife, she in serving the husband. The weaker gains in authority and safety, the wilder and more unconcerned finds a help-mate at home to take thought of his daily necessities. Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
356:It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life—daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
357:Most contemporary novels are not really "written." They obtain what reality they have largely from an accurate rendering of the noises that human beings currently make in their daily simple needs of communication; and what part of a novel is not composed of these noises consists of a prose which is no more alive than that of a competent newspaper writer or government official. A prose that is altogether alive demands something of the reader that the ordinary novel-reader is not prepared to give. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
358:Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb and purge my heart by Thy Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of Thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in Thy fear, and dying in Thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and Thy son, Jesus Christ. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
359:Instead of waiting for the big things to happen – marriage, kids, big promotion, winning the lottery – find happiness in the small things that happen every day. Little things like having a quiet cup of coffee in the early morning, or the delicious taste and smell of a homemade meal, or the pleasure of sharing something you enjoy with someone else, or holding hands with your partner. Noticing these small pleasures on a daily basis makes a big difference in the quality of your life.      ~ marc-and-angel-chernoff, @wisdomtrove
360:There has been a missing piece in our culture of knowledge work: a system with a coherent set of behaviors and tools that functions effectively at the level at which work really happens. It must incorporate the results of big-picture thinking as well as the smallest of open details. It must manage multiple tiers of priorities. It must maintain control over hundreds of new inputs daily. It must save a lot more time and effort than are needed to maintain it. It must make it easier to get things done. ~ david-allen, @wisdomtrove
361:What is your view of the daily discipline of the Christian life - the need for taking time to be alone with God? Lewis: "We have our New Testament regimental orders upon the subject. I would take it for granted that everyone who becomes a Christian would undertake this practice. It is enjoined upon us by Our Lord; and since they are his commands, I believe in following them. It is always just possible that Jesus Christ meant what he said when He told us to seek the secret place and to close the door. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
362:Billy Pilgrim had a theory about diaries. Women were more likely than men to think that their lives had sufficient meaning to require recording on a daily basis. It was not for the most part a God-is-leading-me-on-a-wondrous-journey kind of meaning, but more an I've-gotta-be-me-but-nobody-cares sentimentalism that passed for meaning, and they usually stopped keeping a diary by the time they hit thirty, because by then they didn't want to ponder the meaning of life anymore because it scared the crap out of them. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
363:When you are a young person, you are like a young creek, and you meet many rocks, many obstacles and difficulties on your way. You hurry to get past these obstacles and get to the ocean. But as the creek moves down through the fields, it becomes larges and calmer and it can enjoy the reflection of the sky. It's wonderful. You will arrive at the sea anyway so enjoy the journey. Enjoy the sunshine, the sunset, the moon, the birds, the trees, and the many beauties along the way. Taste every moment of your daily life. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
364:I feel that I have had a blow; but it is not, as I thought as a child, simply a blow from an enemy hidden behind the cotton wool of daily life; it is or will become a revelation of some order; it is a token of some real thing behind appearances; and I make it real by putting it into words. It is only by putting it into words that I make it whole; this wholeness means that it has lost its power to hurt me; it gives me, perhaps because by doing so I take away the pain, a great delight to put the severed parts together. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
365:Gandhi has sound economic and cultural reasons for encouraging the revival of cottage industries, but he does not counsel a fanatical repudiation of all modern progress. Machinery, trains, automobiles, the telegraph have played important parts in his own colossal life! Fifty years of public service, in prison and out, wrestling daily with practical details and harsh realities in the political world, have only increased his balance, open-mindedness, sanity, and humorous appreciation of the quaint human spectacle. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
366:When we complain of having to do the same thing over and over, let us remember that God does not send new trees, strange flowers and different grasses every year. When the spring winds blow, they blow in the same way. In the same places the same dear blossoms lift up the same sweet faces, yet they never weary us. When it rains, it rains as it always has. Even so would the same tasks which fill our daily lives put on new meanings if we wrought them in the spirit of renewal from within&
367:How this feels is I'm just another task in God's daily planner: The Renaissance pencilled in for right after the Dark Ages. The Information Age is scheduled immediately after the Industrial Revolution. Then the Post-Modern Era, then The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Famine. Check. Pestilence. Check. War. Check. Death. Check. And between the big events, the earthquakes and tidal waves, God's got me squeezed in for a cameo appearance. Then maybe in thirty years, or maybe next year, God's daily planner has me finished. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
368:Certainly the most obvious . . . example of the strictly infantile essence of America's all-conquering mentality greets our eyes daily, anywhere and everywhere, in the guise of the tabloid newspaper. The tabloid newspaper actually means to the typical American of the era what the Bible is popularly supposed to have meant to the typical Pilgrim Father: viz. a very present help in times of trouble, plus a means of keeping out of trouble via harmless, since vicarious, indulgence in the pomps and vanities of this wicked world. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
369: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
370:The best way to keep your passion alive is to make your number one relationship in the world be that between you and your Source of being. Stay in a state of wonderment and bewilderment over everything and everyone you encounter. Go through life being continuously grateful and appreciative—give thanks for all of nature and the multitude of miracles you see appearing before your eyes each and every day. This is a daily practice for me, and it’s the most prominent factor I can identify for keeping my zest for life alive and well. ~ wayne-dyer, @wisdomtrove
371:To forgive the incessant provocations of daily life - to keep on forgiving the bossy mother-in-law, the bullying husband, the nagging wife, the selfish daughter, the deceitful son - how can we do it? Only, I think, by remembering where we stand, by meaning our words when we say in our prayers each night, “Forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” We are offered forgiveness on no other terms. To refuse it is to refuse God’s mercy for ourselves. There is no hint of exceptions and God means what he says. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
372:I, for my part, wonder of what sort of feeling, mind or reason that man was possessed who was first to pollute his mouth with gore, and to allow his lips to touch the flesh of a murdered being: who spread his table with the mangled forms of dead bodies, and claimed as daily food and dainty dishes what but now were beings endowed with movement, perception and with voice. …but for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that portion of life and time it had been born in to the world to enjoy. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
373:Sufficient for the day is all that we can enjoy. We cannot eat or drink or wear more than the day's supply of food and raiment; the surplus gives us the care of storing it, and the anxiety of watching against a thief. One staff aids a traveller, but a bundle of staves is a heavy burden. Enough is not only as good as a feast, but is all that the greatest glutton can truly enjoy. This is all that we should expect; a craving for more than this is ungrateful. When our Father does not give us more, we should be content with his daily allowance. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
374:It is important to understand, not intellectually but actually in your daily life, how you have built images about your wife, your husband, your neighbor, your child, your country, your leaders, your politicians, your gods-you have nothing but images. The images create the space between you and what you observe and in that space there is conflict, so what we are going to find out now together is whether it is possible to be free of the space we create, not only outside ourselves but in ourselves, the space which divides people in all their relationships. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
375:The truth of the matter is one knows what it's like being the president. Not I, nor any president to come hence. This is because life, thankfully, offers deeper quandaries. While in office, I would often wake up in a daze, wondering how I could wiggle my toes without even thinking it so, or why hair grows only on certain places and not our entire bodies, or why we aren't completely bald, or why we must close our eyes and sleep every night, or any of the millions of particulars of daily existence, let alone that I was elected the leader of an entire nation. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
376:At a time when the respectable bourgeois youngsters of my generation were college freshmen, oppressed by simian sophomores and affronted with balderdash daily and hourly by chalky pedagogues, I was at large in a wicked seaport of half a million people, with a front seat at every public show, as free of the night as of day, and getting earfuls of instruction in a hundred giddy arcana, none of them taught in schools... . [But] if I neglected the humanities, I was meanwhile laying in all the worldly wisdom of a police lieutenant, a bartender, a shyster lawyer, or a midwife. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
377:... it is important to understand, not intellectually but actually in your daily life, how you have built images about your wife, your husband, your neighbor, your child, your country, your leaders, your politicians, your gods&
378:Still stands the forest primeval; but far away from its shadow, Side by side, in their nameless graves, the lovers are sleeping.Under the humble walls of the little catholic churchyard,In the heart of the city, they lie, unknown and unnoticed;Daily the tides of life go ebbing and flowing beside them,Thousands of throbbing hearts, where theirs are at rest and forever,Thousands of aching brains, where theirs no longer are busy,Thousands of toiling hands, where theirs have ceased from their labors,Thousands of weary feet, where theirs have completed their journey! ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
379:Why is one a slave to thought ? Why has thought become so important in all our lives -thought being ideas, being the response to the accumulated memories in the brain cells? Perhaps many of you have not even asked such a question before, or if you have you may have said, "it's of very little importance- what is important is emotion." But I don't see how you can separate the two. If thought does not give continuity to feeling, feeling dies very quickly. So why in our daily lives, in our grinding, boring, frightened lives, has thought taken on such inordinate importance? ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
380:Lord, help us to see in your crucifixion and resurrection an example of how to endure and seemingly to die in the agony and conflict of daily life, so that we may live more fully and creatively. You accepted patiently and humbly the rebuffs of human life, as well as the torture of the cross. Help us to accept the pains and conflicts that come to us each day as opportunity to grow as people and become more like you-make us realize that it is only by frequent deaths of ourselves, and our self-centered desires that we can come to live more fully, only by dying with you that we can rise with you. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
381:If there is anything Zen strongly emphasizes it is the attainment of freedom; that is, freedom from all unnatural encumbrances. Meditation is something artificially put on; it does not belong to the native activity of the mind. Upon what do the fowls of the air meditate? Upon what do the fish in the water meditate? They fly; they swim. Is not that enough? Who wants to fix his mind on the unity of God and man, or on the nothingness of life? Who wants to be arrested in the daily manifestations of his life-activity by such meditations as the goodness of a divine being or the everlasting fire of hell? ~ d-t-suzuki, @wisdomtrove
382:Around us, life bursts with miracles&
383:Try to be, only to be. The all-important word is &
384:Q: How can I set right a tangle which is entirely below the level of my consciousness?  M: By being with yourself, the &
385:It cannot be repeated too often that this transformation does not alienate him from the world. He will in no way be estranged from his daily tasks and duties, for he comes to realize that the most insignificant action he has to accomplish, the most insignificant experience which offers itself to him, stands in connection with cosmic beings and cosmic events. When once this connection is revealed to him in his moments of contemplation, he comes to his daily activities with a new, fuller power. For now he knows that his labor and his suffering are given and endured for the sake of a great, spiritual, cosmic whole. Not weariness, but strength to live springs from meditation. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
386:Turn positive facts into positive experiences. Good things keep happening all around us, but much of the time we don’t notice them; even when we do, we often hardly feel them. Someone is nice to you, you see an admirable quality in yourself, a flower is blooming, you finish a difficult project—and it all just rolls by. Instead, actively look for good news, particularly the little stuff of daily life: the faces of children, the smell of an orange, a memory from a happy vacation, a minor success at work, and so on. Whatever positive facts you find, bring a mindful awareness to them—open up to it—dig in! Savor the experience. It’s delicious! Make it last by staying with it for 5, 10, even 20 seconds. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
387:The angels were perplexed. They took counsel and resolved upon the following plan: Every time the saint's shadow fell behind him it would have the power to cure disease, soothe pain, and comfort sorrow. As he walked, behind him the shadow made arid paths green, caused withered plants to bloom, gave clear water to dried up brooks, fresh color to pale children, and joy to unhappy men and women. The saint simply went about his daily life diffusing virtue as the stars diffuse light and the flowers scent, without ever being aware of it. The people respecting his humility followed him silently, never speaking to him about his miracles. Soon they even forgot his name and called him "the Holy Shadow. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
388:Most people have a resistance to initiating the burst of energy that it will take to clarify the real meaning, for them, of something they have let into their world, and to decide what they need to do about it. We’re never really taught that we have to think about our work before we can do it; much of our daily activity is already defined for us by the undone and unmoved things staring at us when we come to work, or by the family to be fed, the laundry to be done, or the children to be dressed at home. Thinking in a concentrated manner to define desired outcomes and requisite next actions is something few people feel they have to do (until they have to). But in truth, it is the most effective means available for making wishes a reality. ~ david-allen, @wisdomtrove
389:People today spend a great deal of money on holidays abroad because they are true believers in the myths of romantic consumerism. Romanticism tells us that in order to make the most of our human potential we must have as many different experiences as we can. We must open ourselves to a wide spectrum of emotions; we must sample various kinds of relationships; we must try different cuisines; we must learn to appreciate different styles of music. One of the best ways to do all that is to break free from our daily routine, leave behind our familiar setting, and go travelling in distant lands, where we can ‘experience’ the culture, the smells, the tastes and the norms of other people. We hear again and again the romantic myths about ‘how a new experience opened my eyes and changed my life’. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
390:While people in today’s affluent societies work an average of forty to forty-five hours a week, and people in the developing world work sixty and even eighty hours a week, hunter-gatherers living today in the most inhospitable of habitats – such as the Kalahari Desert – work on average for just thirty-five to forty-five hours a week. They hunt only one day out of three, and gathering takes up just three to six hours daily. In normal times, this is enough to feed the band. It may well be that ancient hunter-gatherers living in zones more fertile than the Kalahari spent even less time obtaining food and raw materials. On top of that, foragers enjoyed a lighter load of household chores. They had no dishes to wash, no carpets to vacuum, no floors to polish, no nappies to change and no bills to pay. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
391:Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; exercising the compassion that comes from knowing that we are all made of strength and struggle; and nurturing the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we believe that we are enough. Authenticity demands Wholehearted living and loving—even when it’s hard, even when we’re wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense that we’re afraid to let ourselves feel it. Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy, and gratitude into our lives. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
392:When it comes right down to it, the challenge of mindfulness is to realize that this is it Right now is my life. The question is, What is my relationship to it going to be? Does my life just automatically happen to me? Am I a total prisoner of my circumstances or my obligations, of my body or my illness, or of my history? Do I become hostile or defensive or depressed if certain buttons get pushed, happy if other buttons are pushed, and frightened if something else happens? What are my choices? Do I have any options? We will be looking into these questions more deeply when we take up the subject of our reactions to stress and how our emotions affect our health. For now the important point is to grasp the value of bringing the practice of mindfulness into the conduct of our daily lives. Is there any waking moment of your life that would not be richer and more alive for you if you were more fully awake while it was happening? ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
393:Be silent and listen: have you recognised your madness and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations are completely mired in madness? Do you not want to recognise your madness and welcome it in a friendly manner? You wanted to accept everything. So accept madness too. Let the light of your madness shine, and it will suddenly dawn on you. Madness is not to be despised and not to be feared, but instead you should give it life... If you want to find paths, you should also not spurn madness, since it makes up such a great part of your nature... Be glad that you can recognise it, for you will thus avoid becoming its victim. Madness is a special form of the spirit and clings to all teachings and philosophies, but even more to daily life, since life itself is full of craziness and at bottom utterly illogical. Man strives toward reason only so that he can make rules for himself. Life itself has no rules. That is its mystery and its unknown law. What you call knowledge is an attempt to impose something comprehensible on life. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
394:Relax and steady the mind, focusing on the breath. Pick a situation in which you feel someone has wronged you. Be mindful of your reactions to this person, especially the deeper ones. Scan yourself for any ill will. Now reflect on some of the various causes—the ten thousand things—that have led this person to act in the way that he has. Consider biologically based factors affecting him, like pain, age, innate temperament, or intelligence. Consider the realities of his life: race, gender, class, job, responsibilities, daily stresses. Consider whatever you know about his childhood. Consider major events in his life as an adult. Consider his mental processes, personality, values, fears, hot buttons, hopes, and dreams. Consider his parents in light of whatever you know or can reasonably guess about them; consider, too, the factors that may have shaped their lives. Reflect on the historical events and other upstream forces that have formed the river of causes flowing through his life today. Look inside yourself again. Do you feel any differently now about him? Do you feel any differently about yourself? ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
395:If we think in term of months, we had probably focus on immediate problems such as the turmoil in the Middle East, the refugee crisis in Europe and the slowing of the Chinese economy. If we think in terms of decades, then global warming, growing inequality and the disruption of the job market loom large. Yet if we take the really grand view of life, all other problems anddevelopments are overshadowed by three interlinked processes: 1. Science is converging on an all-encompassing dogma, which says that organisms are algorithms and life is data processing. 2. Intelligence is decoupling from consciousness. 3. Non-conscious but highly intelligent algorithms may soon know us better than we know ourselves. These three processes raise three key questions, which I hope will stick in your mind long after you have finished this book: 1. Are organisms really just algorithms, and is life really just data processing? 2. What’s more valuable – intelligence or consciousness? 3. What will happen to society, politics and daily life when non-conscious but highly intelligent algorithms know us better than we know ourselves? ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove

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1:I am single and happy. ~ E G Daily,
2:Oh, how daily life is. ~ Jules Laforgue,
3:I plot my ascent daily. ~ Conor McGregor,
4:Explore daily the will of God. ~ Carl Jung,
5:Pride and a Daily Marathon, ~ Oliver Sacks,
6:Conversion is a daily thing. ~ Jim Caviezel,
7:"Explore daily the will of God." ~ Carl Jung,
8:I deal with haters on a daily basis. ~ Kesha,
9:Physical labour is a daily death ~ Simone Weil,
10:Give us this day our daily mask. ~ Tom Stoppard,
11:I listen and talk to God daily. ~ John Galliano,
12:Look for magic in the daily routine ~ Lou Barlow,
13:Daily vitamins are of no value. ~ Michael Specter,
14:Giza clocked on 24 paces daily. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
15:Speaking to bloggers on a daily basis. ~ Nan Aron,
16:Designing a tour is a daily thing. ~ Shania Twain,
17:Everyone must hoe his plot daily. ~ Vladimir Putin,
18:Resignation is a daily suicide. ~ Honore de Balzac,
19:Work is a search for daily meaning ~ Studs Terkel,
20:exhaustion and the daily rigours of the ~ Anonymous,
21:I still work out on a daily basis. ~ Clint Eastwood,
22:politics are a part of daily life. ~ Gloria Steinem,
23:Your faith frames your world daily. ~ Charles Capps,
24:Dutch painting: daily life is enough. ~ Mason Cooley,
25:I am daily making myself what I am. ~ Robert Thurman,
26:Music really is our daily medicine. ~ Evelyn Glennie,
27:By daily dying, I have come to be. ~ Theodore Roethke,
28:Ask about our daily ice cream special. ~ Richelle Mead,
29:If I abuse myself daily, who can I love? ~ Big K R I T,
30:Small Daily Acts of Greatness (SDAG). ~ Robin S Sharma,
31:Chess is a matter of daily training. ~ Vladimir Kramnik,
32:Make personal growth a daily priority. ~ John C Maxwell,
33:Daily, focused action will move you forward. ~ S J Scott,
34:Habit is the daily battleground of character ~ Dan Coats,
35:I meditate daily for a total of three hours, ~ G L Tomas,
36:Renovate thyself daily. ~ A Chinese Buddhist Inscription,
37:The current tax code is a daily mugging. ~ Ronald Reagan,
38:See what daily exercise does for one. ~ Seneca the Younger,
39:stage at a Women’s Wear Daily CEO Summit. ~ Sophia Amoruso,
40:Start the daily practice of joyful living. ~ Bryant McGill,
41:Apparently it's cool to watch The Daily Show. ~ Rob Corddry,
42:Daily life is the enemy of greatness. ~ Marianne Williamson,
43:Diffmatic – A daily GitHub digest for dev teams ~ Anonymous,
44:Leadership is developed daily, not in a day. ~ Lolly Daskal,
45:My daily choices create my perfect health. ~ Tommy Newberry,
46:5) I fail daily, and that is why I succeed. ~ Scott Hildreth,
47:Passion or Addiction? Make a list of your daily ~ Gary Zukav,
48:Scenes must be beautiful which daily view'd ~ William Cowper,
49:There is no enlightenment outside of daily life. ~ Nhat Hanh,
50:Daily, every moment, prayer is necessary to men. ~ Tertullian,
51:If at all possible, commune with nature daily. ~ Robin Sharma,
52:I’ve read worse.” — Rita Skeeter, Daily Prophet ~ J K Rowling,
53:Just a few daily disciplines make a big difference ~ Jim Rohn,
54:Leadership is developed daily, not in a day. ~ John C Maxwell,
55:The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
56:"Nature is our guide. We can study it daily." ~ Lama Surya Das,
57:Cosmic Ordering cultivates prosperity daily. ~ Stephen Richards,
58:If at all possible, commune with nature daily. ~ Robin S Sharma,
59:I still do a lot of drawing on a daily basis. ~ Seth MacFarlane,
60:The daily work - that goes on, it adds up. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
61:Man hath his daily work of body or mind Appointed. ~ John Milton,
62:Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs. ~ Robin Sharma,
63:Your daily schedule reflects your deepest values. ~ Robin Sharma,
64:It's nice to find creative outlets on a daily basis. ~ Emma Stone,
65:I wrote like a junkie. I had to have my daily fix. ~ M F K Fisher,
66:My daily routine is to make every day the best day. ~ David Wolfe,
67:Obedience is the daily practice of trusting God. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
68:Which is the supplement? Fantasy or daily routine? ~ Mason Cooley,
69:Doing the right thing daily, compounds over time. ~ John C Maxwell,
70:I meditate. Daily practice is essential to my life. ~ Richard Gere,
71:Small daily improvments over time create stuning results ~ Robin S,
72:There is no enlightenment outside of daily life. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
73:Why not make a daily pleasure out a daily necessity. ~ Peter Mayle,
74:Decisions are the frequent fabric of our daily design. ~ Don Yaeger,
75:I don't make plans. I live my life on a daily basis. ~ Paulo Coelho,
76:Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal. ~ Bruce Lee,
77:Peace is a daily commitment. It is a homemade peace. ~ Pope Francis,
78:so he must forget himself in the dream of daily life. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
79:There's politics in all aspects of our daily lives. ~ Michael Moore,
80:Why should I be feeling tension? It's The Daily Show. ~ Rob Corddry,
81:afternoon tea service, which takes place daily in the ~ Daniel Silva,
82:As I live I must die daily My old nature I must kill ~ Robert Greene,
83:Greatness, as we daily see it, is unsociable. ~ Walter Savage Landor,
84:sole substance of genius is the daily act of showing up. ~ Anonymous,
85:Why ask for your daily bread when you own the bakery? ~ Randy Alcorn,
86:But beauty must be broken daily to remain beautiful. ~ Virginia Woolf,
87:Habits are the invisible architecture of daily life. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
88:I derived my strength from daily mass and communion. ~ Vince Lombardi,
89:Reading is not daily its a life style for all readers. ~ Gary Paulsen,
90:The biggest problem with life is that it's just daily. ~ Rich Mullins,
91:Write about daily life as you would write history. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
92:Give us this day our daily discount outlet merchandise... ~ Billy Joel,
93:Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself ~ Nhat Hanh,
94:One earns Paradise with one's daily task. ~ Saint Gianna Beretta Mola,
95:Daily life shouldn't be a fashion show all the time. ~ Leighton Meester,
96:The only thing I can count on daily is the unexpected. ~ Jo Dee Messina,
97:Wisdom will guide us and guard us in our daily walk. ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
98:Avoiding depression with large daily doses of television. ~ Paulo Coelho,
99:Slow, steady progress is better than fast, daily excuses. ~ Robin Sharma,
100:somehow I had been wallowing illicitly in the daily papers. ~ Harper Lee,
101:Success is not a destination thing, it’s a daily thing. ~ John C Maxwell,
102:There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship. ~ Ralph Nader,
103:The secret of our success is found in our daily agenda. ~ John C Maxwell,
104:Yogurt YOGURT SIDEKICKS: kefir TRY TO EAT: 2 cups daily ~ Steven G Pratt,
105:Holiness comes by holy deeds. Not starving flesh of daily needs. ~ Saadi,
106:I don't read books. I read the Daily Express and The Star. ~ Tim Sherwood,
107:In their daily life, all are braver than they know. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
108:Not letting the world destroy you. That’s a daily battle. ~ Matthew Quick,
109:Oh, how daily life is. (Ah, que la vie est quotidienne.) ~ Jules Laforgue,
110:People denied themselves daily. It was called self-control. ~ Tara Sue Me,
111:People tend to comment on my feet a lot. In daily life. ~ Toks Olagundoye,
112:pernicious way possible on a daily basis. I don’t remember ~ Rosanne Cash,
113:Small daily improvments over time create stuning results ~ Robin S Sharma,
114:the daily diminishment is a low flame, a constant drip. ~ Claudia Rankine,
115:The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. ~ Mike Murdock,
116:Ultimate hope and daily grumpiness are not reconcilable. ~ Neal A Maxwell,
117:Do not forget that small daily actions do or undo character. ~ Oscar Wilde,
118:Following Christ is a daily thing, not just a one-time thing ~ Mike Fisher,
119:The rhythm of daily action aligned with your goals creates ~ Darren Hardy,
120:The ritual of our daily lives permeate our very bodies. ~ Banana Yoshimoto,
121:The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routines. ~ Mike Murdock,
122:Fate was a bitch, and that whore mocked them both daily. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
123:For me, reading is my essential palliative, my daily fix. ~ Penelope Lively,
124:How tedious to have to perform the act of happiness daily. ~ Dawn Kurtagich,
125:I don't have to deal with the issues of the daily news cycle. ~ Ron Suskind,
126:I’m sick of this white poverty, the vulgarity of my daily life. ~ Ana s Nin,
127:Our daily decisions create the scrapbook of our life. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
128:Put 'going the extra mile' to work as part of one's daily habit ~ Bruce Lee,
129:Sex does a body good."...
"I suggest a daily dose then. ~ Robin Bielman,
130:Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results. ~ Robin Sharma,
131:There is no justice we don't make daily like bread and love. ~ Marge Piercy,
132:Begin with perfecting your daily life. That’s the way to perfection. ~ Sri M,
133:Daily meditation has been shown to cure insomnia in rats. ~ Ottessa Moshfegh,
134:daily ration of water in less than two hours. Beads of sweat ~ Rebecca Gober,
135:I'm officially going back to eating clean and my daily work out. ~ DJ Khaled,
136:Put 'going the extra mile' to work as part of one's daily habit. ~ Bruce Lee,
137:Ruins he goes daily to look in are each a sermon on vanity. ~ Thomas Pynchon,
138:We die daily. Happy those who daily come to life as well. ~ George MacDonald,
139:Improving daily work is even more important than doing daily work. ~ Gene Kim,
140:It was interesting to have a better sense of my daily habits ~ Gretchen Rubin,
141:Keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life. ~ Khalil Gibran,
142:One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines. ~ Emile Zola,
143:One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines. ~ mile Zola,
144:Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results. ~ Robin S Sharma,
145:You can call your turkey organic and torture it daily. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
146:If you're a comedian, you are looking for material in daily life. ~ Rob Brydon,
147:live in a fictional reality that illuminates our daily reality. ~ Robert McKee,
148:Millions of people of color still experience racism daily. ~ William J Clinton,
149:The most important thing is practice in daily life; then you can ~ Dalai Lama,
150:The way you get more is by having a daily spiritual practice. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
151:vow to make a difference on a daily basis throughout your life, ~ Wayne W Dyer,
152:we value improvement of our daily work more than daily work itself. ~ Gene Kim,
153:I can take a phrase that's rarely heard/Flip it - now it's a daily word ~ Rakim,
154:... I have no letter from the dead, yet daily love them more. ~ Emily Dickinson,
155:Not romance but companionship makes the happiness of daily life. ~ Mason Cooley,
156:The daily hummingbird assaults existence with improbability. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
157:The law of process says — leaders develop daily, not in a day. ~ John C Maxwell,
158:The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. ~ John C Maxwell,
159:Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread. ~ Studs Terkel,
160:abstemiousness in her daily habits, it was part of her pride ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
161:All other societies die finally and with dignity. We die daily. ~ G K Chesterton,
162:Happiness is a consequence of the things you do daily, not a reward ~ Steve Kamb,
163:How can one not be fond of something that the Daily Mail despises? ~ Stephen Fry,
164:The discipline of daily devotion to God undergirds decisions. ~ Edwin Louis Cole,
165:faithfully kept a Confucian-style diary of daily self-criticism. ~ Orville Schell,
166:Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience. ~ Paul Cezanne,
167:having many arevelations daily, ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints,
168:His chuckles were like a drug to me. I tried to elicit them daily. ~ Ree Drummond,
169:Legal reform in Russia is a must. And I keep track of it daily. ~ Dmitry Medvedev,
170:One of the primary tactics for enduring winning is daily learning. ~ Robin Sharma,
171:The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps ~ Bob Black,
172:There is nothing like daily journalism! Best damn job in the world! ~ Ben Bradlee,
173:A daily newspaper should report the news, not play at geopolitics. ~ Rafael Correa,
174:Can I live a life, daily life, without sense of self-concern? ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
175:Daily ripples of excellence -over time- become a tsunami of success ~ Robin Sharma,
176:His imagination was always more real than the reality of daily life. ~ Dan Simmons,
177:Improving daily work is even more important than doing daily work.’ The ~ Gene Kim,
178:Intrapersonal communication is a reflection of our daily messages. ~ Asa Don Brown,
179:I wouldn't make a connection between the daily news and volcanoes. ~ Werner Herzog,
180:Maybe this quietude—these small, daily pleasures—could be enough. ~ Chloe Benjamin,
181:ROBIN SHARMA DAILY INSPIRATION from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari ~ Robin S Sharma,
182:That’s why so many creative visionaries stick to a daily routine. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
183:To know that which lies before us in daily life is the prime wisdom. ~ John Milton,
184:But there was a difference between a grand gesture and daily decency. ~ Brent Weeks,
185:Daily news and sugar confuse our system in the same manner. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
186:If you are an activist, you have to stay active on a daily basis. ~ Iman Abdulmajid,
187:Peak performers replace depletion with inspiration on a daily basis. ~ Robin Sharma,
188:Place gifts of silver in our hands. Give us this day our daily fish. ~ Pablo Neruda,
189:The body creates health daily. It is inherently self-healing. ~ Christiane Northrup,
190:The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. ~ Pablo Picasso,
191:The secret of your success is hidden in your daily routine.”[1] ~ Terri Savelle Foy,
192:The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals (1822–1863),
193:The unsuspected is the daily fare of the traveler in Thibet. ~ Alexandra David Neel,
194:Turn it over to the universe daily.. but it should never be a chore. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
195:We go about our daily lives understanding almost nothing of the world. ~ Carl Sagan,
196:By what men think, we create the world around us, daily new. ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley,
197:Daily ripples of excellence -over time- become a tsunami of success ~ Robin S Sharma,
198:Failing is what we do, or stumbling is what we do on a daily basis. ~ Sandra Bullock,
199:Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities. ~ Aldous Huxley,
200:I was daily intoxicated, yet no man could call me intemperate. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
201:One must not only die daily, but every day we must be born again. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
202:The daily life is so wearisome; yet duty lies that way. ~ Charles Webster Leadbeater,
203:The great novel of twentieth-century New York might be the Daily News. ~ Pete Hamill,
204:To have a child is to be impaled daily on the spike of responsibility. ~ Steve Toltz,
205:Ability to think, like the violin or piano, requires daily practice ~ Charlie Chaplin,
206:A pill that the present moment is daily bread to thousands. ~ Douglas William Jerrold,
207:But it was better to know of it than to see it in its daily monotony. ~ Daisy Goodwin,
208:I am under the direction of messengers from Heaven daily and nightly. ~ William Blake,
209:I grow daily to honor facts more and more, and theory less and less. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
210:Information is expanding daily. How to get it out visually is important. ~ John Maeda,
211:Life is but a daily oscillation between revolt and submission. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
212:Remember, a daily prayer to God is not an option in the day! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
213:The daily life of the Christian can be summed up in one word: receive. ~ Watchman Nee,
214:What you tell yourself on a daily basis is more powerful than you know. ~ Jen Sincero,
215:When people don't know what you are, you get your heart broken daily. ~ Rashida Jones,
216:Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. ~ Maya Angelou,
217:Facts which were new to me were daily presenting themselves to my mind. ~ Noah Webster,
218:I believe people who practice their beliefs in daily life are activists. ~ Jasmine Guy,
219:I'm British. I don't really have access to my emotions on a daily basis. ~ John Oliver,
220:Living your life constructs your soul, not a few seconds of daily prayer. ~ James Cook,
221:That which one cannot experience in daily life is not true for oneself. ~ D H Lawrence,
222:The best poet is the man who delivers our daily bread: the local baker. ~ Pablo Neruda,
223:The secret of a person's success is discovered in their daily agenda. ~ John C Maxwell,
224:Truth is I don't think God on a daily basis. I think politics, science. ~ Peter Mullan,
225:Without cigarettes, I would be doing heroin, probably, on a daily basis. ~ Joel Madden,
226:Your life will never improve unless you start making daily improvements. ~ Lewis Howes,
227:give me neither poverty nor riches,        but give me only my daily bread. ~ Anonymous,
228:How can one not be fond of something that the Daily Mail despises? ~ Stephen Fry,
229:Must manage your thought life daily and then you can manage your life. ~ John C Maxwell,
230:Position your daily actions so time is working for instead of against you. ~ Jeff Olson,
231:Success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily basis. ~ Anonymous,
232:The visible world is a daily miracle, for those who have eyes and ears. ~ Edith Wharton,
233:We learn to fly not by being fearless, but by the daily practice of courage. ~ Sam Keen,
234:You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. ~ Mike Murdock,
235:A mind fed daily on TV diminishes. Your mind was made to know and love God. ~ John Piper,
236:Bid for connection: Each of our daily interactions with another person. ~ John M Gottman,
237:Daily life is both the subject and environment of the work I am making. ~ Camille Henrot,
238:For the person who loves God, worship is the daily bread of patience. ~ Honore de Balzac,
239:Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver us, dear God, from Belief. ~ Aldous Huxley,
240:In daily life language is important, if not in itself, then as a symptom. ~ Mark Helprin,
241:I work on my game daily. Because I'm never satisfied, never going to be. ~ Tracy McGrady,
242:Nurse Ratchet just brought me daily dose #2 of my zombie cocktail. ~ Brian James Freeman,
243:Odd how six people could be a crowd when she lived daily among millions. ~ Isabel Cooper,
244:Pivotal to a happy writing life is a practice of daily personal writing. ~ Julia Cameron,
245:The best leaders are the most dedicated learners. Read great books daily. ~ Robin Sharma,
246:You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. ~ Kevin Horsley,
247:A man dies daily, only to be reborn in the morning, bigger, better and wiser. ~ Emmet Fox,
248:Daily life is more instructive than the most effective book. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
249:Even the smallest daily chore can be humanized with the harmony of culture. ~ Alvar Aalto,
250:Everywhere risk and defiance weave through the most mundane daily affairs. ~ Lucia Berlin,
251:Figure out what you really love doing and use your strengths on a daily basis. ~ Tom Rath,
252:I am happy to have played a match and break the rhythm of daily training. ~ Kim Clijsters,
253:I liken a life without daily spiritual practice to a house built on sand. ~ T Thorn Coyle,
254:In medical science, as in daily life, it was unwise to jump to conclusions ~ Albert Camus,
255:It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. ~ Bruce Lee,
256:Leaks and whispers are a daily routine of news-gathering in Washington. ~ William Greider,
257:Poetry is a response to the daily necessity of getting the world right. ~ Wallace Stevens,
258:The routines of tourism are even more monotonous than those of daily life. ~ Mason Cooley,
259:The Warrior of the Light concentrates on the small miracles of daily life. ~ Paulo Coelho,
260:Things mortal change their aspect daily; they are nothing but a lie. ~ Hermes: On Rebirth,
261:We are all of us daily decaying, after all; the speed is our only variant. ~ Lyndsay Faye,
262:We fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of fear and pain. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
263:We must begin to live fully and truly, every moment of our daily lives. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
264:We're all subject to the daily pressures of consumer persuasion. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith,
265:What I read in the Bible seemed to me to be very much a part of daily life. ~ Dorothy Day,
266:Works of art are not born in flashes of inspiration but in daily fidelity. ~ Albert Camus,
267:You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. ~ John C Maxwell,
268:Any daily activity can be used as an opportunity for meditation. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche,
269:A purpose is more like a positive daily-grind, with gratitude and a smile. ~ Bryant McGill,
270:I am convinced that we all have the decision to act on a daily basis. ~ Juan Pablo Escobar,
271:If you don’t break from the tensions of daily living, they will break you. ~ Matthew Kelly,
272:I’m interested in using science to solve practical problems of our daily life. ~ Anonymous,
273:I'm not a daily coffee guy at all, or energy drinks or anything like that. ~ Stephen Curry,
274:Many of us get our news from social networks, blogs, and daily aggregators. ~ Chris Hughes,
275:marriage meant offering daily salvation to a man standing on the gallows ~ Keigo Higashino,
276:Success consists of a series of little daily victories.” —Laddie F. Hutar ~ John C Maxwell,
277:We cannot fully heal if we cannot experience gratitude on a daily basis. ~ Sharon E Rainey,
278:We die daily. Happy those who daily come to life as well. [294] On Duty ~ George MacDonald,
279:Daily torn and tattered
turning to shreds
my robe for travelling ~ Santoka Taneda,
280:Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
281:Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
282:letting yourself be more spontaneous and less regimented in your daily life: ~ Wayne W Dyer,
283:My work is mostly influenced by the concrete circumstances of our daily lives. ~ Bell Hooks,
284:Observe how gently but surely the natural world renews itself daily. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
285:Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily. ~ Epictetus,
286:“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” ~ ~ Mike Murdock #productivity,
287:The solution to all the problems of daily life is to cherish others. ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
288:What is a historian? Someone who doesn't write well enough to work on a daily. ~ Karl Kraus, will have a choice: to adjust how you live daily or to stay the same. ~ Francis Chan,
290:A pastor who does not pray daily for his congregation is not a pastor. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
291:I don't have a daily routine, beyond brushing my teeth. It changes every day. ~ Paloma Faith,
292:If the poet spun for half an hour daily, his poetry would gain in richness. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
293:I just want to try - on a daily basis keep trying - to make music that I really love. ~ Moby,
294:It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. ~ Bruce Lee,
295:It is not well for a man to know more than is necessary for his daily living. ~ Pearl S Buck,
296:Odd how the daily imperatives persist even in the face of collective disaster. ~ Dan Simmons,
297:Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations. ~ James Clear,
298:The act of committing yourself to the Lord daily allows Him to guide you. ~ Elizabeth George,
299:The spiritual path can only be traveled through the daily experience of love. ~ Paulo Coelho,
300:When aerobic running becomes a daily habit, strength and confidence follow. ~ Arthur Lydiard,
301:yet to be daily committed to the greatest of all wars—the one waged within. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
302:Any the smallest alteration of my silent daily habits produces anarchy in me ~ Thomas Carlyle,
303:Believer, in the strength you daily gain from Christ—labor for Him. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
304:Churchill War Rooms: £18, daily 9:30-18:00, last entry one hour before closing. ~ Rick Steves,
305:He alone deserves liberty and life who daily must win them anew. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
306:I found by daily experience, the more I did, the more I might do for God. ~ George Whitefield,
307:If you're not uncomfortable on a daily basis, you're not making much progress. ~ Robin Sharma,
308:I have morning prayers and a nighttime reflection. I also read the Bible daily. ~ Roma Downey,
309:In the midst of our daily lives, we must find the juice to nourish our creative souls. ~ Sark,
310:No new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace. ~ H P Lovecraft,
311:Small faults and virtues are for daily life. The big ones are for emergencies. ~ Mason Cooley,
312:The multiple choices of possibilities of daily life are the music we dance to. ~ Stephen King,
313:What is love but delight in another human being? He delights me daily. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
314:Bringing heaven down to earth, into our daily life, is how we rule our world. ~ Sakyong Mipham,
315:In God’s plan not only was Christ to suffer the cross, but we too must die daily. ~ Beth Moore,
316:I started on the fringes of journalism as a cartoonist on The Daily Mail. ~ Humphrey Lyttelton,
317:People carry around resentment for years! And that creates daily stress. ~ Gabrielle Bernstein,
318:Reading inspirational and motivational quotes daily is like taking my vitamins. ~ Rosanne Cash,
319:receiving daily an addition to their numbers ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints,
320:The lunatic's visions of horror are all drawn from the material of daily fact. ~ William James,
321:We must pray and do our daily work, but everything we do must flow from faith. ~ Martin Luther,
322:What is that one crucifixion compared to the daily kind any insomniac endures? ~ Emil M Cioran,

"You are gorgeous and people love you! ~ Rick Riordan,
324:A substantial daily intake of alcohol was the perfect way to stay in shape. ~ Simon Napier Bell,
325:Living loved is sourced in your quiet daily surrender to the One who made you. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
326:practicing five minutes daily is better than practicing once a week for three hours. ~ Gene Kim,
327:Successful people make right decisions early and manage those decisions daily. ~ John C Maxwell,
328:successful people make right decisions early and manage those decisions daily. ~ John C Maxwell,
329:These were the cogent human labors, the daily tasks that staved larger panics .... ~ Emma Cline,
330:We ought as much to pray for a blessing upon our daily rod as upon our daily bread. ~ John Owen,
331:What is that one crucifixion compared to the daily kind any insomniac endures? ~ Emile M Cioran,
332:Ah, Morganville. Where dressing to hide bloodstains was just good daily planning. ~ Rachel Caine,
333:Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people. ~ Louis Farrakhan,
334:Buddha is in our hearts. Buddha is in our mouths. Buddha is in our daily lives. ~ Gautama Buddha,
335:Fires were warm cups of non-thinking serenity after the daily rigors of training. ~ Kevin Hearne,
336:I think about my own daily choices every day in terms of how to find happiness. ~ Nathan Fillion,
337:It is necessary to go through all the daily tasks and bring perfection to them. ~ Frederick Lenz,
338:leaders who are effective are leaders who are disciplined in their daily lives. ~ John C Maxwell,
339:Nearly 250 daily newspapers folded in the decade after the birth of network radio. ~ Bill Bryson,
340:Waking up was a daily cruelty, an affront, and she avoided it by not sleeping. ~ Gregory Maguire,
341:When you make 'The Daily Show', it's usually not for a laurel, it's for a dart. ~ Brian Williams,
342:You can be self-empowered and still learning about how you think about things daily. ~ Tori Amos,
343:A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
344:Ah, Morganville. Where dressing to hide blood stains was just good daily planning. ~ Rachel Caine,
345:A small task if it be really daily will beat the efforts of a spasmodic Hercules. ~ Francis Bacon,
346:Ay, marriage is the life-long miracle, The self-begetting wonder, daily fresh. ~ Charles Kingsley,
347:Eat lots of fresh vegetables, drink water, exercise often, and meditate daily. ~ Gretchen Bleiler,
348:For the true student, everything that happens in daily life is a test. ~ Karlfried Graf Durckheim,
349:Talk was like the vitamins of our friendship: Large daily doses kept it healthy. ~ E L Konigsburg,
350:We may go to church once a week, but our Christian life is daily - step-by-step. ~ David Jeremiah,
351:Creating art is a habit, one that we practice daily or hourly until we get good at it ~ Seth Godin,
352:Faith is difficult to conquer and requires daily battles if it is to be maintained. ~ Paulo Coelho,
353:He only earns his freedom and existence who daily conquers them anew. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
354:History illumes reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
355:I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis. ~ Phil Collins,
356:Never go hungry while the daily bread of grace is on the table of mercy. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
357:On a daily basis, you must take more care of your mind than just money, money, money! ~ Dalai Lama,
358:The body of Christ is a group of people who live daily in the context of forgiveness. ~ R C Sproul,
359:The quick, daily glance into the half darkness became an integral part of his life. ~ Fritz Leiber,
360:We are doomed to failure without a daily destruction of our various preconceptions. ~ Taiichi Ohno,
361:Break the daily and weekly routine you have set. Get out of that comfortable route. ~ Denis Waitley,
362:four appalling realities of daily life: maternal mortality, human trafficking, ~ Nicholas D Kristof,
363:God gives us the ingredients for our daily bread, but he expects us to do the baking! ~ Chip Ingram,
364:History , as it comes into our daily lives, is charged with surprise and shock. ~ Robert Heilbroner,
365:How can my life be exactly how I want it to be but feel like such a daily struggle? ~ Bunmi Laditan,
366:I take so little interest in my daily life, that I hardly remember to eat and drink. ~ Emily Bronte,
367:It's a quiet revolution begun by ordinary people with the stuff of our daily lives. ~ Bill McKibben,
368:Let me daily grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ~ John Wesley,
369:Pain is my daily routine. As long as I don't go to the hospital, it's nothing for me. ~ Jackie Chan,
370:Reminding ourselves of the gospel is the most important daily habit we can establish. ~ C J Mahaney,
371:We are designed to run and we increase our chance of daily happiness when we do so. ~ Jeff Galloway,
372:What daily healthy intake are you doing for your body? I personally like Shakeology. ~ Brett Hoebel,
373:When we change our daily lives - the way we think, speak and act - we change the world. ~ Nhat Hanh,
374:Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exist for other people ~ Albert Einstein,
375:19Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah ~ Anonymous,
376:Every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle. This joy you feel is life. ~ Gertrude Stein,
377:I don't I have everything I want; however, I have a lot and for that I am very grateful. ~ E G Daily,
378:I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life. ~ Virginia Woolf,
379:Most of it meant nothing—the daily output of a grinding bureaucracy speaking to itself. ~ Alan Furst,
380:Remember, your body needs 6 to 8 glasses of fluid daily. Straight up or on the rocks. ~ P J O Rourke,
381:The most powerful benefits of meditation come from having a regular, daily practice. ~ Deepak Chopra,
382:The spiritual journey is what the soul is up to while we attend to daily living. ~ Christina Baldwin,
383:this ritual requires you to take daily, incremental action to build your character. ~ Robin S Sharma,
384:you interpret daily life according to your ideas of what is possible or not possible. ~ Jane Roberts,
385:around the world on the daily radio program Renewing Your Mind. During his distinguished ~ R C Sproul,
386:A state of affairs which leads to daily vexation is not the right state. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
387:Belief was never mentioned at home, but right actions were taught by daily example. ~ Terry Pratchett,
388:Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life. ~ Stephen Ambrose,
389:If you abandon the present moment, you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply. ~ Nhat Hanh,
390:Nothing could be older than the daily news, nothing deader than yesterday's newspaper. ~ Edward Abbey,
391:Prayer must not be our chance work but our daily business, our habit and vocation. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
392:Remind yourself daily that there is no way to happiness; rather, happiness is the way. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
393:Sometimes rewards should be actual rewards, dowser. Not just daily indulgences. ~ Meghan Ciana Doidge,
394:To be truly alive is to feel one's ultimate existence within one's daily existence. ~ Christian Wiman,
395:We need to ask God daily to search our hearts for sin that we cannot or will not see. ~ Jerry Bridges,
396:Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people. ~ Albert Einstein,
397:You don’t create your future. You create your daily habits, and they create your future. ~ Randy Gage,
398:A life that includes daily spiritual practice is a house built on a strong foundation. ~ T Thorn Coyle,
399:A lot of your daily grind is going to be one large game of Distraction Whack-a-Mole. ~ Monica Leonelle,
400:I knew it was coming. That question. It was like he had a freaking daily quota to hit. ~ Ashlan Thomas,
401:Parents do not, indeed, live by bread alone. We feast daily on banquets of our own words. ~ Sarah Bird,
402:Prayers are offered up daily - without charge... Refreshments are served when demanded. ~ Henry Miller,
403:Relationship with God is not immune to the surprises and costs of our daily life. ~ Walter Brueggemann,
404:The world is'nt such a bad place at all - as long as one did'nt read the daily newspaper ~ Bill Aitken,
405:Time will generally lessen the interest of every attachment not within the daily circle. ~ Jane Austen,
406:Time will generally lessen the interest of every attachment not within the daily circle— ~ Jane Austen,
407:Daring to me is having courage; it's a daily meditation to take breath and find strength. ~ Uma Thurman,
408:If you practice a little jnana yoga in your daily life, it will help you tremendously. ~ Frederick Lenz,
409:I go on The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast is one of the websites that I check out. ~ Matthew McConaughey,
410:Man must saturate his daily life in truthful speech, virtuous acts and holy thoughts. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
411:The most important step to living a better life is to choose to put God first daily. ~ Elizabeth George,
412:think of daily life as an ever-moving three-dimensional painting with you as the artist, ~ Jane Roberts,
413:This sausage roll only contains 2% of your daily intake of calories... if you lick it. ~ Jack Whitehall,
414:We now experience the daily need to defend our self-concepts rather than our bodies. ~ Michael A Singer,
415:When a man leaves his mistress, he runs the risk of being betrayed two or three times daily. ~ Stendhal,
416:You can start changing our world for the better daily, no matter how small the action. ~ Nelson Mandela,
417:Great occasions for serving God come seldom, but little ones surround us daily. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
418:How useful it would be to put a daily limit on self-pity. Just a few tearful minutes, then ~ Mitch Albom,
419:I don't like news channels so I have six websites that I check and I get the daily update. ~ Jen Kirkman,
420:I imagine 'Daily Grace' as, like, your awkward older sister who tries to give you advice. ~ Grace Helbig,
421:I keep a gratitude log, which helps to remind me of all the blessings I experience daily. ~ Grace Gealey,
422:In our daily lives, moving from struggle to grace requires practice and commitment. ~ Arianna Huffington,
423:It’s not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” – Bruce Lee ~ S J Scott,
424:Making better choices takes work. There is a daily give and take, but it is worth the effort. ~ Tom Rath,
425:Mindfulness is both a state of being and a daily spiritual practice, a form of meditation. ~ David Richo,
426:O, what men dare do! what men may do! what men daily do, not knowing what they do. ~ William Shakespeare,
427:True love brings up everything - you're allowing a mirror to be held up to you daily. ~ Jennifer Aniston,
428:Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried with fewer tensions and more tolerance. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
429:Wisdom lies in recognizing the dangers that lie within us and doing battle with them daily. ~ Max Anders,
430:A lot of things you want to do as part of daily life can now be done over the Internet. ~ Marc Andreessen,
431:A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. ~ Eric Greitens,
432:By standing aloof from your fellow man daily, you have hated the God enthroned in his heart". ~ Anonymous,
433:Donald Trump produced on a daily basis an astonishing, can’t-stop-following-it narrative. ~ Michael Wolff,
434:Humility is not just declaring that you are not God. It is deciding daily to not be God. ~ Darrin Patrick,
435:In New York, you're forced to deal with life; it's there in front of you on a daily basis. ~ Ryan Gosling,
436:We take our bearings, daily, from others. To be sane is, to a great extent, to be sociable. ~ John Updike,
437:a cut cannot heal, unless you leave it alone. I'll open mine daily, leaving bones exposed ~ John Steinbeck,
438:A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
439:A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
440:Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
441:Happiness is like a plant: It must be watered daily with giving thoughts and actions. ~ Goswami Kriyananda,
442:I had no friends who would call upon me and break the monotony of my daily existence. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
443:In marriage, the occasional catastrophic crisis is easier to manage than the daily routine. ~ Edward Abbey,
444:Power, approval, comfort, and control are meta-idols that hold sway over our daily lives. ~ Timothy Keller,
445:We can create a different future - one simple, beautifully mundane, daily decision at a time. ~ Patti Digh,
446:We should shun ingratitude, and live daily in the heavenly atmosphere of thankful love. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
447:We were on the cover of Women's Wear Daily, which was hardly rock 'n' roll, but it pleased me. ~ Gary Kemp,
448:Wiley wrote a daily column for the Sun and probably was the best-known journalist in Miami. ~ Carl Hiaasen,
449:You build your 'COURAGE MUSCLE' daily, by being courageous in little things. Just do right. ~ Maya Angelou,
450:As [the company] has grown larger and larger, I have enjoyed my daily work less and less, ~ Walter Isaacson,
451:daily and hourly presence and keeping, were preached with the same distinctness and urgency ~ Andrew Murray,
452:I fantasize about my own mini-van on a daily basis, complete with automatic sliding doors, ~ Robin O Bryant,
453:It’s just a part of her life. Sewing her world back together again, sometimes even daily. ~ Julie Anne Long,
454:I wait, you play. You speak, I cave. I promise, you break. You game me, daily, you play me. ~ Coco J Ginger,
455:Mummy had then appeared, telling the press that her son needed his daily dose of iron tonic. ~ Tarquin Hall,
456:Our life is a loan received from death with sleep as the daily interest on this loan. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
457:Renew your resolution daily, and in the hour of temptation do not depart from the right path. ~ James Allen,
458:This is a very important practice. Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself. ~ Nhat Hanh,
459:This is bravery: using the challenge of daily life to sharpen our mind and open our heart. ~ Sakyong Mipham,
460:We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life. ~ John Cage,
461:We must not become so preoccupied looking for "major" miracles that we miss all the daily ones. ~ Mark Hart,
462:When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily. ~ Gautama Buddha,
463:Where do we even start on the daily walk of restoration and awakening? We start where we are. ~ Anne Lamott,
464:And though he knew it was only the whiskey talking, he also knew that the whiskey talked daily. ~ Nick Flynn,
465:A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. ~ Anthony Trollope,
466:Even when they desired education, the strains of daily survival made it near impossible. ~ Kenneth C Johnson,
467:How grudging memory is, and how bitterly she clutches the raw material of her daily work. ~ Lawrence Durrell,
468:I liked to think you could change your life without abandoning the simple daily truths. ~ Michael Cunningham,
469:Living in the Spirit means a daily commitment to please Christ and not to please self. ~ Sinclair B Ferguson,
470:My ambition was always to show aspects of daily life as if we were seeing them for the first time. ~ Brassai,
471:PSA68.19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. ~ Anonymous,
472:The daily struggle does not arise from a purpose or a program, but from an immediate need. ~ Albert Einstein,
473:The extra daily social time of 1.7 hours in weekends raises average happiness by about 2%. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
474:The secret to genius is not genetics but daily practice married with relentless perseverance. ~ Robin Sharma,
475:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. ~ Anonymous,
476:It's a man's world, they say; but in its daily textures it is a world created by and for women. ~ John Updike,
477:It's hard in daily life. It's even harder in management because it's the stress of the moment. ~ Ben Horowitz,
478:Just try to give as much as you can through your daily life to yourself and the people around you. ~ B J Penn,
479:Like a person in a storm desperately grasping at a lamppost, he clung to his daily routine. ~ Haruki Murakami,
480:People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar,
481:Prayer must not be our chance work, but our daily business, our habit and vocation. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
482:Scum of the Earth as some may be in their daily lives, they can all be saints in emergencies. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
483:The most important daily habit we can possess is to remind ourselves of the gospel. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
484:The world is itself but a larger prison, out of which some are daily selected for execution. ~ Walter Raleigh,
485:They required to be dusted daily, when the furniture of my mind was all undusted still. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
486:What men call adventures usually consist of the stoical endurance of appalling daily misery. ~ Louise Erdrich,
487:As I get older, I find myself craving almost daily the authentic Indian meals I grew up eating. ~ Sejal Badani,
488:As you discover your daily good, and believe in it, and think about it, expect it to continue. ~ Ernest Holmes,
489:Breathing is free medicine, and the daily practice of breath control leads to optimal health and ~ Mark Divine,
490:....bursting with the belated eloquence of the inarticulate"...happens to me on a daily basis! ~ Edith Wharton,
491:Character, my friends, is a byproduct. It is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
492:Daily bread may make us live comfortably but forgiveness of sins will make us die comfortably. ~ Thomas Watson,
493:For me theory is only a hypothesis, not the Holy Scripture. It is a tool in our daily work, ~ Victor Sebestyen,
494:I began absolutely non-stop tormenting my parents, begging them on a daily basis to move there. ~ Taylor Swift,
495:It's interesting, though, that in daily life, I think of myself as being relatively unobservant. ~ Ann Beattie,
496:I’ve always been a sponge, just absorbing whatever I see, whether it’s in daily life or in art. ~ Tomi Ungerer,
497:I would rather die a spinster—poor, ruined, scorned, and alone—than suffer that heartbreak daily. ~ Tessa Dare,
498:More than 80% of the interviewees have some form of daily mindfulness or meditation practice ~ Timothy Ferriss,
499:One of the most obvious ways dogs can improve our physical and mental health is via daily walks. ~ Andrew Weil,
500:Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success. ~ Shawn Achor,
501:The best thing you can do for your kids is to show them God working in you on a daily basis. ~ Craig Groeschel,
502:The Communists automatically violated the daily practices of democracy to which I was accustomed. ~ Elia Kazan,
503:What you learn about pain in formal meditation can help you relate to it in your daily life. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
504:When the soul hears no other calls than those of the sweet chaos of daily good and evil. ~ Pier Paolo Pasolini,
505:When you like a flower, you just pluck it.
But when you love a flower, you water it daily. ~ Gautama Buddha,
506:An extraordinary life is all about daily, continuous improvements in the areas that matter most. ~ Robin Sharma,
507:But where do we even start on the daily walk of restoration and awakening? We start where we are. ~ Anne Lamott,
508:Daily the world grows smaller, leaving understanding the only place where peace can find a home. ~ Huston Smith,
509:Do each daily task the best we can; act as though the eye of opportunity were always upon us. ~ William Feather,
510:I could be shot on a daily basis for hunting, but the appetite of those in charge protect me. ~ Suzanne Collins,
511:I do everything I can on a daily basis just so I can have something to give back to the world. ~ Aeriel Miranda,
512:I'm doing the 2015 5x50 challenge because ... t’s the most awesome incentive for your daily motivation! ~ David,
513:I stand in philosophy exactly where I stand in daily life; I should not be honest otherwise. ~ George Santayana,
514:It’s not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” – Bruce Lee Before ~ S J Scott,
515:My daily style is easy and effortless - I don't like to take too much time getting ready. ~ Kourtney Kardashian,
516:Portraits are to daily faces As an evening west To a fine, pedantic sunshine In a satin vest. ~ Emily Dickinson,
517:Prayer is the only means of bringing about orderliness and peace and repose in our daily acts. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
518:The divorce of our so-called spiritual life from our daily activities is a fatal dualism. ~ Mary Parker Follett,
519:There is no randomness about your life. Here and Now comprise the coordinates of your daily life. ~ Sarah Young,
520:We desperately need each other in the daily fight to follow Christ in a world that's full of sin. ~ David Platt,
521:We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. ~ William James,
522:For me, school had been a Darwinian exercise. A daily gauntlet of ridicule, abuse, and isolation. ~ Ernest Cline,
523:Grant’s catatonic state didn’t last. Soon he was devoting four or five hours daily to his memoirs, ~ Ron Chernow,
524:If marriage is about deciding to love on a daily basis, I have woken up to a no-brainer every day since. ~ David,
525:I got to see my friend B. J. Novak daily, which, when we weren’t fighting, was the absolute best. ~ Mindy Kaling,
526:I have an iPad and I watch three things: 'The Daily Show,' '60 Minutes,' and 'Meet the Press.' ~ Jesse Eisenberg,
527:I'll usually run an ice-cube over my skin to close all the pores. That's pretty much my daily routine. ~ Tinashe,
528:I see the things and people and events in my daily world as an endless succession of paintings. ~ Richard Schmid,
529:My daily conversation, it consists of hustle. Grinding from the bottom sick and tired of struggle. ~ Kevin Gates,
530:My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis. ~ Drew Barrymore,
531:One good thing about New York is that most people function daily while in a low-grade depression. ~ Mindy Kaling,
532:The cross is not a mere event in history; it's a way of life! Take up your cross DAILY, Jesus said! ~ John Piper,
533:The mental construction of our daily activities, more than the activity itself, defines our reality. ~ Anonymous,
534:Using affirmations on a daily basis is one of the easiest things we can do to change our lives. ~ Robert Anthony,
535:Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all. ~ Khalil Gibran,
536:A scholar tries to learn something everyday; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily. ~ Alan Watts,
537:At four years of age children accept without surprise that which is daily paraded before their eyes ~ Jean Plaidy,
538:Criminals strike close to home just as the average person chooses stores where he shops daily. ~ Robert Graysmith,
539:First, Resolve upon, and daily endeavour to practise, a life of seriousness and strict sobriety. ~ David Brainerd,
540:I love having my hair blown dry by a stylist and I also truly enjoy being with my friends and family. ~ E G Daily,
541:In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia. ~ Mary Kay Ash,
542:In trying to make a big difference, don't ignore the small daily differences we can make. ~ Marian Wright Edelman,
543:I think a role model is a mentor - someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them. ~ Denzel Washington,
544:Let's fight for our happiness by following a daily program of cheerful and constructive thinking. ~ Dale Carnegie,
545:Love our Lady. And she will obtain abundant grace to help you conquer in your daily struggle. ~ Josemaria Escriva,
546:Motivation is like nutrition. It must be taken daily and in healthy doses to keep it going ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
547:My mother is Ketterdam. She birthed me in the harbor. And my father is profit. I honor him daily. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
548:Our daily work can be a calling only if it is reconceived as God’s assignment to serve others. ~ Timothy J Keller,
549:People also don't care about the daily comings and goings of diplomats and yet we must report it. ~ Roone Arledge,
550:Practice daily, because the quality of your practice determines the Caliber of your performance. ~ Robin S Sharma,
551:Some of the most passionately erotic poets have been the most self-contained in their daily lives. ~ Thomas Hardy,
552:the Mach3—leaving hundreds of millions of people to a more painful daily battle with stubble.19 ~ James C Collins,
553:The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~ William Morris,
554:To make great ideas a reality, we must act, experiment, fail, adapt, and learn on a daily basis. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
555:Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation affirming my connection to the earth body. ~ Carol P Christ,
556:We can be encouraged knowing that our daily actions and words are declaring Christ to the world. ~ David Jeremiah,
557:Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
558:God gave me the same power He gave Jesus. I ask myself daily, Why do I waste such a priceless gift? ~ Francis Chan,
559:God meant for the Bible to be bread for our daily use, not just cake for special occasions. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
560:I could take over as host of The Daily Show for Jon Stewart and make that thing actually watchable. ~ Seth Rollins,
561:It’s a daily reminder that I’m not fragile, or even broken for that matter— just slightly bent, and ~ Beth Michele,
562:Let the thunder of a hundred cannon remind you three times daily to resist the force of habit. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
563:We may not go about parroting truth and nonviolence and steering clear of them in our daily life. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
564:With the poetry of plain speaking, Shannon Hitchcock recreates the daily drama of a vanished world. ~ Richard Peck,
565:You cannot talk about winning the war as long as there's killing and destruction on daily basis. ~ Bashar al Assad,
566:A scholar tries to learn something everyday; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily. ~ Alan W Watts,
567:Character is the total of thousands of small daily strivings to live up to the best that is in us. ~ Arthur Trudeau,
568:[Cultural department] understand nothing but bureaucratic daily affairs. They don't care about culture. ~ Ai Weiwei,
569:For the reader who has put away comic books, but isn't yet ready for editorials in the Daily News. ~ Gloria Steinem,
570:God meets daily needs daily. Not weekly or annually. He will give you what you need when it is needed. ~ Max Lucado,
571:Nothing is so often and so irrevocably missed as the opportunity which crops up daily. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach,
572:The time we spend in having our daily audience with God is the most precious part of the whole day. ~ Mother Teresa,
573:We are storytelling animals, and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives ~ Stephen Jay Gould,
574:We know of no cure for the love of evil in a Christian like daily communion with the Lord Jesus. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
575:What features of your daily life do you expect to be improved by a further increase in population? ~ Garrett Hardin,
576:What I still ask for daily-for life as long as I have work to do, and work as long as I have life. ~ Reynolds Price,
577:You can go through hundreds of lifetimes in one, and it all starts with daily meditation practice. ~ Frederick Lenz,
578:Daily I have asked Him to feed me from His Word, and there has always been bread in the cupboard. ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
579:Even in a war, someone has to take care of daily life. Someone has to feed and clothe the children. ~ Asne Seierstad,
580:"Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
581:Let us ask the Holy Spirit for the grace to live daily according to the mind of Jesus and his Gospel. ~ Pope Francis,
582:Objects do not have meaning. But if an object is thoughtful we project meaning onto it in daily life. ~ Karim Rashid,
583:One person likes tending to his farm, another to his horse; I like to daily monitor my self-improvement. ~ Epictetus,
584:She was also incapacitated by much of daily life and had 'no aptitude whatsoever' for domesticity. ~ Sybille Bedford,
585:Since I personified the savage on the stage, I tried to be as civilized as possible in daily life. ~ Josephine Baker,
586:The Essential Discipline for Daily Use,” written by the Buddhist monk Doc The from Bao Son pagoda, ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
587:The presence of Jesus is all that you need. It is exciting to enjoy His presence daily in everything ~ Joseph Prince,
588:The soul must stretch over the cosmogonic abysses, while the body performs its daily duties. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
589:Though my father was poor and had nothing, the Torah, the poetry of prophets, was his daily bread. ~ Anzia Yezierska,
590:Unless we are actively preaching the gospel to ourselves daily, we fall back into “works-righteousness. ~ J D Greear,
591:We are storytelling animals, and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives. ~ Stephen Jay Gould,
592:What usually matters in your life is not the magical moment, but the quality of your daily practice. ~ Eric Greitens,
593:A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
594:Anonymity may be a powerful drug; it is as well we do not taste too much of it in our daily lives. ~ Stephanie Barron,
595:Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world. ~ Annie Lennox,
596:I don't know what scares me more- When my daughter's start calling me daily or when they don't call... ~ Jos N Harris,
597:My heart is mysteriously alive in the world of sounds - a totally different dimension from the daily life. ~ Yoko Ono,
598:Possession of a friend should be with the spirit: the spirit's never absent: it sees daily whoever it likes. ~ Seneca,
599:The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~ William Morris,
600:Every man must take time daily for quiet and meditation. In daily meditation lies the secret of power. ~ H Emilie Cady,
601:If you want to achieve your objectives, you have to be prepared for a daily dose of pain or discomfort. ~ Paulo Coelho,
602:I love going to the movies and being moved emotionally. I like my work, singing and writing in my journal. ~ E G Daily,
603:In the Light of interbeing, peace and happiness in your daily life means peace and happiness in the world. ~ Nhat Hanh,
604:I think daily life is where the lessons come in - that's where the tests and the growth come in. ~ Marianne Williamson,
605:My husband and my children inspire me on a daily basis to be the best wife, mom, and woman I can be. ~ Candace Cameron,
606:Remember that your typical corporate user is comparing their work experience to their daily web experience ~ Anonymous,
607:taking faith steps daily, believing that as we seek God’s face He’ll invite us to join Him in His work. ~ Tricia Goyer,
608:The theology you live out is much more important to your daily life than the theology you claim to believe. ~ Tim Lane,
609:Three million frogs' legs are served in Paris - daily. Nobody knows what became of the rest of the frogs. ~ Fred Allen,
610:You are the source of all your emotions; you are the one who creates them. Plant these emotions daily, ~ Kevin Horsley,
611:You construct your happiness as you construct a house and you have to work on it. It is a daily job. ~ Pascal Bruckner,
612:Your attitude toward others, work, and your daily life is a reflection of your attitude toward God. ~ Elizabeth George,
613:Each activity of daily life in which we stretch ourselves on behalf of others is a prayer in action. ~ Richard J Foster,
614:I go to the gym, I swim daily and from time to time I meet with friends and do extra-curricular stuff. ~ Vladimir Putin,
615:Progress not perfection... you can't be perfect everything... but you can gain progress on a daily basis. ~ Court McGee,
616:The big things that come our way are ... the fruit of seeds planted in the daily routine of our work. ~ William Feather,
617:The President eats dirt and excrement for his daily meals, likes it and tries to force it on The States. ~ Walt Whitman,
618:The purpose of daily prayer is the cultivation of a sense of the sacred. Sacred energy renews us. ~ Marianne Williamson,
619:The trivial preoccupations of daily life are not enough for man; wisdom too is a native hunger. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
620:What Americans expect from Washington is action that matches the urgency they feel in their daily lives. ~ Barack Obama,
621:When we build on our strengths and daily successes — instead of focusing on failures — we simply learn more. ~ Tom Rath,
622:I learn it daily, learn it with painto which I am grateful: patience is everything! (Letter Three). ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
623:Music fills the infinite between two souls. This has been muffled by the mist of our daily habits. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
624:Sometimes creativity just means the daily work of helping others to see a problem in a different way. ~ Joseph Badaracco,
625:The better men know the Lord, the better may the eternal truths we learn be applied in our daily lives. ~ John A Widtsoe,
626:The Bible is an ocean of instruction and wisdom. Dip daily into the vast pool to discover its truths. ~ Elizabeth George,
627:There is some danger lest there be no real religion in the heart which craves too much daily sympathy. ~ Margaret Fuller,
628:two world wars had habituated almost everyone to the inevitability of government intervention in daily life. ~ Tony Judt,
629:We are not coaching on a daily basis because we often travel with our charity and commercial interests. ~ Nadia Comaneci,
630:You would be surprised what two hours of daily exercise and five hundred stomach crunches can do for you. ~ Justina Chen,
631:Buddhism has to do with your daily life, with your suffering and with the suffering of the people around you. ~ Nhat Hanh,
632:Conflicts and factions, violence and upheavals are caused by the neglect of human values in daily life. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
633:How useful it would be to put a daily limit on self-pity. Just a few tearful minutes, then on with the day. ~ Mitch Albom,
634:If you meditate you will be able to find new ways to utilize your career and the routines of daily life. ~ Frederick Lenz,
635:It is sometimes easier to trust God in a life-threatening battle than in the small challenges of daily life. ~ Max Anders,
636:Its amazing waht you can get used to if your daily allowance of bizarre is high enough.'......Harry Dresden ~ Jim Butcher,
637:One of the pleasant things those of us who write or paint do is to have the daily miracle. It does come. ~ Gertrude Stein,
638:People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar,
639:The studied elimination of non-essentials from one’s daily life is a vital factor in all great achievement. ~ James Allen,
640:what would happen after the tour. The thought of not seeing him daily filled her chest with a hollow ache. ~ Brenda Novak,
641:When we do the hard, intimate work of friendship, we bring a little more of the divine into daily life. ~ Shauna Niequist,
642:An extraordinary life is all about daily, continuous improvements in the areas that matter most. —ROBIN SHARMA ~ Hal Elrod,
643:Daily sitting is our bread and butter, the basic stuff of dharma. Without it we tend to be confused. ~ Charlotte Joko Beck,
644:Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant. ~ Oscar Niemeyer,
645:I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks but for the ledger of our daily work. ~ Neil Armstrong,
646:I have been taking my daily walk round the island, and visited the sugar mill and the threshing mill again. ~ Fanny Kemble,
647:I thank God daily for the good fortune of my birth, for I am certain I would have made a miserable peasant. ~ C S Forester,
648:People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar,
649:People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar,
650:That’s the great question: Who sees the miracles of daily life? And the answer is: Whoever chooses to see. ~ Dennis Prager,
651:Through daily yoga practice we can become present to our own fundamental goodness and the goodness of others ~ Donna Farhi,
652:To be truly effective, your daily activity must align with your long-term vision, strategies, and tactics. ~ Brian P Moran,
653:Truthfully, I wish I had a daily routine. It's hard being an actor because you never have a set schedule. ~ Jacqui Holland,
654:What more did I want, after all, than my daily bread and some time to myself? Happiness in short. ~ Louis Ferdinand C line,
655:(a deprivation that, in truth, was not so much a daily trial of living as a suffocating flatness of life), ~ Jonathan Stone,
656:Daily, our eating turns nature into culture, transforming the body of the world into our bodies and minds. ~ Michael Pollan,
657:Heterosexual love,. is in sync with cosmic forces. Not everyone has the stomach for daily war with nature. ~ Camille Paglia,
658:I am blessed to have so many great things in my life - family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily. ~ Lil Kim,
659:I decided to make memorizing a part of my daily routine. Like flossing. Except I was actually going to do it. ~ Joshua Foer,
660:If I blew my nose the Daily Express and the Daily Mail would say that I am trying to spread germ warfare. ~ Ken Livingstone,
661:Make a daily practice of opening your heart in compassion when you see someone less fortunate than yourself. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
662:People say that motivation doesn’t last.Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.ÑZig Ziglar ~ Anonymous,
663:The most important story we'll ever write in life is our own-not with ink, but with our daily choices. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
664:The most important story we'll ever write in life is our own—not with ink, but with our daily choices. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
665:They that love God live their daily lives to show their true love for God; in truth and in spirit! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
666:Through our daily meals He is calling us to rejoice, to keep holiday in the midst of our working day. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
667:unless God   feed us daily, the largest accumulation of the necessaries of life will   be of no avail. Though ~ John Calvin,
668:As we're bombarded daily with new ads for pills, diets and ab-doers, we have to protect our wallets and our time. ~ Dan John,
669:As we’re bombarded daily with new ads for pills, diets and ab-doers, we have to protect our wallets and our time. ~ Dan John,
670:Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. ~ Bren Brown,
671:Be responsible. Your abilities ensure that you respond to the responsibilities that you encounter daily. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
672:I’m not fucking sword fighting dicks to get money when I’m
bringing in the money I do on the damn daily ~ Victoria Ashley,
673:Its palliation is a daily task, its cure a fervent hope. —William Castle, describing leukemia in 1950 ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee,
674:One form of perseverance is the daily discipline of trying to do things better than we did yesterday. So, ~ Angela Duckworth,
675:The best way to create spectacular results in the most important areas of your life is through daily practice ~ Robin Sharma,
676:The rebellion of art is a daily rebellion against the state of living death routinely called real life. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
677:There is no greater treasure than a husband who models godliness before his wife and children on a daily basis. ~ Jim George,
678:There should be no such thing as a class of females vulgarized by the necessity of finding daily amusement. ~ George Gissing,
679:An extraordinary life is all about daily, continuous improvements in the areas that matter most.
—ROBIN SHARMA ~ Hal Elrod,
680:Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are. ~ Brene Brown,
681:Daily exercise is an insurance policy against future illness. The best Leaders Without Titles are the fittest. ~ Robin Sharma,
682:Everything, even the most ordinary daily affair, is enriched by the lessons that can be gleaned from art. ~ Michael Kimmelman,
683:How useful it would be to put a daily limit on self pity. Just a few tearful minutes, then on with the day. ~ Morrie Schwartz,
684:I even set my alarm clock back ten minutes just so that I would have time for my daily existential crisis. Once ~ Lexie Dunne,
685:Mixing humour and harsh reality is a very human behaviour, it's the way people stay sane in their daily lives. ~ Jorge Garcia,
686:My limited knowledge of Seattle is that it always rains—daily downpours that turn streets into raging rapids, ~ Kate McCarthy,
687:My sculpture thrives in the context of the city, interacting with people in the course of their daily lives. ~ Janet Echelman,
688:Nothing shows up the difference between the things said or read, so much as the daily experience of it. ~ Vita Sackville West,
689:Our life is a book to which we add daily, until suddenly we are finished, and then the manuscript is burned. ~ James M Barrie,
690:What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives? ~ E M Forster,
691:When having a goal takes your focus off God and His daily intentions for you, it can cause trouble. Proverbs ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
692:When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special. ~ Miranda Kenneally,
693:Employment is slavery. Workers merely have a choice over where to serve their daily eight-hour sentence. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
694:If you have to make a daily choice to be in a relationship then you are married to the past, not the person. ~ Shannon L Alder,
695:Like Mary, may we nurture the light born within us at Christmas. May we carry it everywhere in our daily lives. ~ Pope Francis,
696:Oranges SIDEKICKS: lemons, white and pink grapefruit, kumquats, tangerines, limes TRY TO EAT: 1 serving daily ~ Steven G Pratt,
697:Our life is to be regarded as a loan received from death, with sleep as the daily interest on this loan. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
698:Our prayer cannot be reduced to an hour on Sundays. It is important to have a daily relationship with the Lord. ~ Pope Francis,
699:Small daily - seemingly insignificant - improvements and innovations lead to staggering achievements over time. ~ Robin Sharma,
700:The blinding ability of sin is so powerful and persuasive that you and I literally need daily intervention. ~ Paul David Tripp,
701:The difference between great and average is, mostly, having the imagination and zeal to re-create yourself daily. ~ Tom Peters,
702:The most successful people in life are the ones who settle their critical issues early and manage them daily. ~ John C Maxwell,
703:We have to fight them daily, lake fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies. ~ Etty Hillesum,
704:Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation. ~ William Gibson,
705:Developing a routine of predictable, daily disciplines prepares you to be victorious on the battlefield of life. ~ Darren Hardy,
706:He had the gaunt and haunted athletic look of those who stare daily down the bony gullet of the great god Aerobics. ~ Tom Wolfe,
707:Help must come from the outside, and it has come and comes daily and answers in the Word of Jesus Christ. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
708:Man is meant for happiness and this happiness is in him, in the satisfaction of the daily needs of his existence. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
709:Memory and hope constantly incite us to the extensions of the self which play so large a part in our daily life. ~ Josiah Royce,
710:my whole life is nothing else than a daily effort to deceive myself and other people, and to avoid noticing it; ~ Anton Chekhov,
711:rearranging your daily patterns to find more time for work isn’t the problem. Too much shit to do is the problem. ~ Jason Fried,
712:The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions but how we conduct ourselves in daily life. ~ Dalai Lama,
713:There is no surer means of calling down God's blessing upon the family than the daily recitation of the Rosary. ~ Pope Pius XII,
714:There's no single more powerful or simpler daily practice to further your health and well being than breath work. ~ Andrew Weil,
715:The role of the vice president is to break ties in the Senate and inquire daily into the health of the president. ~ John McCain,
716:The spirit in which one earns his daily bread means as much to his soul as the bread itself may mean to his body. ~ Myrtle Reed,
717:The “success” parts of life look good to others, but the best parts are actually the simple, daily experiences. ~ Lauren Graham,
718:A good host is someone who really takes care of everyone, from the food to their daily programme. I can't. ~ Christian Louboutin,
719:A man who knows that he lives in sin against God will not be inclined to come daily into the presence of God. ~ Jonathan Edwards,
720:Didn’t Catholicism deal with blood and resurrected flesh on a daily basis? Wasn’t it expert in superstition? ~ Elizabeth Kostova,
721:I believe it is important for people to create a healthy mental environment in which to accomplish daily tasks. ~ Darren Johnson,
722:If your meals consistently revolve around corpse multiple times daily, you might become one sooner than you planned. ~ Kris Carr,
723:In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. ~ Joshua Becker,
724:Our animal friends’ non-reactive and forgiving natures can teach us positive spiritual lessons on a daily basis. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
725:Saying 'Preach the Gospel Daily, use words if necessary' is like saying 'Feed the hungry, use food if necessary.' ~ Ligon Duncan,
726:Stay in shape. And remember, daily exercise is a must. Plan for it, and do it. The rewards will be well worth it. ~ Jack LaLanne,
727:Success does not come from a formula. It comes from persistent effort and a number of small steps you perform daily. ~ Anonymous,
728:The object is to eat as many raw vegetables as possible, with a goal of one pound (sixteen ounces) daily. Meeting ~ Joel Fuhrman,
729:Understanding comes hard to persons of high rank who are accustomed to phony lifestyles that involve no daily work. ~ Kenzabur e,
730:If we live the faith in our daily life, then our work too becomes a chance to spread the joy of being a Christian. ~ Pope Francis,
731:If you read the 'Daily Mail,' you would imagine that the British middle classes lead lives of unremitting misery. ~ Simon Hoggart,
732:I think one can advance faster outside a monastery if you use the experiences of daily life to advance yourself. ~ Frederick Lenz,
733:Perhaps this is why one reads fiction to begin with - to live a more interesting reality than one's daily life. ~ Steven Rigolosi,
734:Show her a mother of school-age children who didn’t sigh on a daily basis, and she’d show you a woman with a nanny. ~ Jane Harper,
735:The daily mundane is holy ground because the ordinary tasks of a monotonous Monday are where we meet our Maker. ~ Sarah Mackenzie,
736:Then suddenly, as I was suggesting I take over the daily snare run, he took my face in his hands and kissed me. ~ Suzanne Collins,
737:There are daily martyrdoms occurring of more or less self-abnegation, and of which the world knows nothing. ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin,
738:Your daily routine has a worldview It orients your body to the world and primes you to experience in specific ways. ~ Mike Cosper,
739:All the pedantry of her daily toil slipped away like a cumbrous garment; she was clad only in her womanhood. Once ~ George Gissing,
740:Are we so made that we have to take death in small doses daily or we could not go on with the business of living? ~ Virginia Woolf,
741:Be orderly and disciplined in daily life, like a good bourgeois, so that I might be wild and violent in my art. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
742:Christ's mighty prayers are as vocal to God as His daily services. He witnesses under all circumstances. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
743:Death is only one way of dying; living partially, living fearfully, is our more common, daily collusion with death. ~ James Hollis,
744:greatest enemy of ordinary daily goodness and joy is not imperfection, but the demand for some supposed perfection. ~ Richard Rohr,
745:invest only if you would be comfortable owning a stock even if you had no way of knowing its daily share price.3 ~ Benjamin Graham,
746:It can. If you’re willing to do the work.” “What work?” “Not letting the world destroy you. That’s a daily battle. ~ Matthew Quick,
747:Labor, therefore, is a duty from which no man living is exempt, without forfeiting his right to his daily bread. ~ Thomas F Wilson,
748:maybe only those who faced death daily were able to recognize that courages could be as quiet as a man's thoughts ~ Lorraine Heath,
749:Recalling what our lives were like before Jesus Christ entered them will help keep our daily problems in perspective. ~ Max Anders,
750:Research suggests that about 40 percent of our behavior is repeated almost daily, and mostly in the same context. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
751:They welcomed the message with eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Acts 17:11 ~ Beth Moore,
752:This be my pilgrimage and goal Daily to march and find The secret phrases of the soul, The evangels of the mind. ~ John Drinkwater,
753:Until we learn to read the Bible as Story, we will not know how to get anything out of the Bible for daily living. ~ Scot McKnight,
754:Who can really be faithful in great things if he has not learned to be faithful in the things of daily life? ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
755:13 But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin's deception.  ~ Anonymous,
756:Eventually, somewhere - be it on the Internet or somewhere else - I will host some version of 'The Daily Show.' ~ Marcus Brigstocke,
757:Getting rid of unnecessary stuff (also known as “decluttering”) is the simplest way to minimize your daily obligations. ~ S J Scott,
758:Having delivered the expected daily miracle, Floote stood in his usual stance and warily watched the Templars work. ~ Gail Carriger,
759:Odd how somehow she'd once thought she hated had become such an integral part of her daily life. Like breathing. ~ Kimberly Derting,
760:Only invest what you could afford to lose without that loss having any effect on your daily life in forseable future. ~ Peter Lynch,
761:Thank God for Occupy and thank God for 'The Daily Show,' Colbert and the rising up that's going on around the world. ~ Bonnie Raitt,
762:The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street. ~ Robert Doisneau,
763:We had these sudden revelations that employment, the daily nine-to-five, was driving us far from our better selves. ~ Joshua Ferris,
764:When we were growing up, he was very critical. I was told things on a daily basis, like I was dumb and lazy. ~ Alcoholics Anonymous,
765:You can quit smoking, and never have to have a cigarette again to survive. But with food, it is a daily challenge. ~ Jami Attenberg,
766:As a rule of thumb, it is best to just admit that there is always one action you can take for your creativity daily. ~ Julia Cameron,
767:August for the people and their favourite islands. Daily the steamers sidle up to meet The effusive welcome of the pier. ~ W H Auden,
768:Childlike in faith means the daily acknowledgment of utter dependence and that I owe my life and being to another. ~ Brennan Manning,
769:Errands of mercy--errands of sin--did you ever think where all the thousands of people you daily meet are bound? ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
770:Human happiness comes not from infrequent pieces of good fortune, but from the small improvements to daily life. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
771:I wish I didn't have daily problems to deal with, so that I could just concentrate on learning more, every single day. ~ Agnes Denes,
772:Many of these individuals agree that sensory issues are the primary challenge of autism in their daily lives. There ~ Temple Grandin,
773:My firm belief is that he reveals Himself daily to every human being but we shut our ears to the still small Voice. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
774:My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
775:Surely our clergy need not be surprised at the daily increasing distrust in the public mind of the efficacy of prayer. ~ John Ruskin,
776:The job of the color photographer is to provide some level of abstraction that can take the image out of the daily. ~ Joel Sternfeld,
777:Those who say the Rosary daily and wear the Brown Scapular and who do a little more, will go straight to Heaven. ~ Alphonsus Liguori,
778:All of my cats are adopted and all show their gratitude on a daily basis. I don't know where I would be without them. ~ Bill Goldberg,
779:A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner. ~ Norman Douglas,
780:Daily and hourly, the politician inwardly has to overcome a quite trivial and all-too-human enemy: a quite vulgar vanity. ~ Max Weber,
781:Develop the habit of getting daily direction from God...When you do, He will lead you down the best path for your life. ~ Joel Osteen,
782:God's written Word is the plumb line for our lives as we walk daily with him (Amos 7:7; Rev. 22:18–19; Deut. 4:2). ~ Henry T Blackaby,
783:he loved sincerity, but only as he might love a pimp who could keep him in touch with the daily life of his mistress. ~ Marcel Proust,
784:I don't watch much television. Yeah, that's pretty funny. I don't know where The Daily Show stand politically, do you? ~ P J O Rourke,
785:I watch vlogs on YouTube. I watch Jenna Marbles a lot - I think she's really funny - and a lady called Daily Grace. ~ Maisie Williams,
786:My daily surroundings feed my work, whether it's something I'm working on right now or it's something down the road. ~ Josh McDermitt,
787:On your daily journeys, listen to those inner signals that help you make the right choices no matter what anyone thinks. ~ Wayne Dyer,
788:Pay attention: Are your daily choices in alignment with the life you want for yourself? If not, nothing will change. ~ Steve Maraboli,
789:Perseverance is a choice. It's not a simple, one-time choice, it's a daily one. There's never a final decision. ~ Margaret J Wheatley,
790:The clear intent of our law is to enable a man to live in the world and yet hold his faith close to his daily thoughts. ~ Herman Wouk,
791:The daily adoration or visit to the Blessed Sacrament is the practice which is the fountainhead of all devotional works ~ Pope Pius X,
792:The huntsman then said that he was to give three beatings and one meal daily to the old donkey, and that was the witch; ~ Jacob Grimm,
793:To my mother, I was everything. To my father, nothing at all. To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of loves long lost. ~ Les Lye,
794:A joyful person is one who deals daily with their problems, faithfully and obediently counting their trials as joy. ~ Elizabeth George,
795:getting one extra hour of sleep each night would do more for a person’s daily happiness than getting a $60,000 raise. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
796:If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work. ~ Beryl Markham,
797:I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life.” ​— ​Virginia Woolf, Moments of Being ~ Penny Reid,
798:In her daily company he found himself also ceasing to value these things that seemed so important to the white world. ~ Paulette Jiles,
799:is not an act of laziness. It is, in fact, an incredibly important factor to keep in mind when it comes to daily routines. ~ S J Scott,
800:I think daily deals are a good idea. Any ad people view as content is a good ad, and that's true for daily-deal ads too. ~ Matt Cohler,
801:It is related of an Englishman that he hanged himself to avoid the daily task of dressing and undressing. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
802:Live Foods and Exercise = Good Health and Happiness. Make eating the right foods and daily workouts a top priority. ~ Bradford Winters,
803:Love is God's loaf; and this is that feeding for which we are taught to pray, "Give us this day our daily bread." ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
804:Man hath his daily work of body or mind Appointed, which declares his dignity, And the regard of Heav'n on all his ways. ~ John Milton,
805:Meditation is not what you do in the morning, that's practice. Meditation is the daily result of that practice. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
806:One very important key to maintaining our daily sanity is a simple scheduling tactic I call Putting Things the Hell Off. ~ Ian Frazier,
807:Sanctification consists of the daily realization that in Christ we have died, and in Christ we have been raised. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
808:That's a very bigoted world that all we actually do on a daily basis is making prejudiced assumptions about random people. ~ Anonymous,
809:The Bible is to your soul what bread is to your body. You need it daily. One good meal does not suffice for a lifetime. ~ Billy Graham,
810:There are so many negative things out there on television and movies right now. Even the daily news, it gets depressing. ~ Kevin Sorbo,
811:To lunch with the important ... that should be the daily goal of those for whom life is not a playground but a ladder. ~ Rose Macaulay,
812:We must take responsibility for our responses to daily events, especially the little offenses that tempt us to be angry. ~ Joyce Meyer,
813:We need more Christians who take their place alongside believing and unbelieving neighbors in the daily gift exchange ~ Michael Horton,
814:Will wrote frequently to Nellie, describing his daily routine in detail only a lover would not find exhausting. ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin,
815:A daily practice of how you shall live in heaven, here on earth, is a good qualification plan to get to heaven ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
816:A daily routine built on good habits is the difference that separates the most successful amongst us from everyone else. ~ Darren Hardy,
817:Each layman must be his own apologist, responsible for his stewardship of the Gospel in his daily life and work. ~ William Stringfellow,
818:Good leadership is hard to measure on a daily basis which is why so many default to doing what's easy to measure instead. ~ Simon Sinek,
819:How can I wear the harness of toil And sweat at the daily round, While in my soul forever The drums of Pictdom sound? ~ Robert E Howard,
820:How could it be that you could love someone so much and keep it secret from yourself as you woke daily so far from home? ~ Alice Sebold,
821:I love telling stories. I like the challenges presented to me on a daily basis. There's nothing resting about acting. ~ David Morrissey,
822:Let me not mar that perfect dream
By an auroral stain,
But so adjust my daily night
That it will come again. ~ Emily Dickinson,
823:May Christ be our joy, our confidence, our all. May we daily be made more like to Him, and more devoted to His service. ~ Matthew Henry,
824:One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life. ~ Jerome K Jerome,
825:The chains of habit. We work to attain an object, and the object gained, we find that what we miss is the daily toil. ~ Agatha Christie,
826:The spinning wheel is itself an exquisite piece of machinery. My head daily bows in reverence to its unknown inventor. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
827:The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
828:Try and get out into nature for even 30 min. each day to clear your head + think + walk + breathe. Great daily practice. ~ Robin Sharma,
829:We’re supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government. ~ Sharron Angle,
830:We, whoever we are, must have a daily goal in our lives, no matter how small or great, to make that day mean something. ~ Maxwell Maltz,
831:When we repeat the same words and phrases that appear in the daily media, we accept the absence of a larger framework. ~ Timothy Snyder,
832:YIP YIP HURRAY City dog fans cheer Pope on hound heaven 374 words BY DALE W. EISINGER and LARRY McSHANE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ~ Anonymous,
833:Because it’s true: more than the highlights, the bright events, it was in the small and the daily where she’d found life. ~ Lauren Groff,
834:Education is the beginning of transformation. Dedicate yourself to daily learning via books/audios/seminars and coaching. ~ Robin Sharma,
835:Familiarity so dulls the edge of perception as to make us least acquainted with things forming part of our daily life. ~ Julia Ward Howe,
836:I am fascinated by language in daily life: the way it can evoke an emotion, a visual image, a complex idea, or a simple truth. ~ Amy Tan,
837:I am glad you make a fresh beginning daily; there is no better means of attaining… than by continually beginning again. ~ Steve Chandler,
838:I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by those who were inspired. I study the Bible daily. ~ Isaac Newton,
839:It can. If you’re willing to do the work.'
'What work?'
'Not letting the world destroy you. That’s a daily battle. ~ Matthew Quick,
840:It is not daily increase but daily decrease, hack away the unessential. The closer to the source, the less wastage there is. ~ Bruce Lee,
841:On Christina Rossetti
THERE'S a female bard, grim as a fakier,
Who daily grows shakier and shakier.
~ Dante Gabriel Rossetti,
842:One good thing about leaving daily journalism was that I was no longer obliged to read all the book prize short lists. ~ Annalena McAfee,
843:Practicing courage, compassion, and connection in our daily lives is how we cultivate worthiness. The key word is practice. ~ Bren Brown,
844:Praise is the 'breath' which gives us life, because it is intimacy with God, an intimacy that grows through daily praise. ~ Pope Francis,
845:She was daily surprised by the things he knew and the things he did not know; both, at the time, added to his attraction. ~ Evelyn Waugh,
846:Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life. ~ Tony Robbins,
847:The shreiking fight or the out-of-character insult endures forever, while the daily sweetness dissolves like sugar in water. ~ Mary Karr,
848:They sat far apart
deliberately, to experience, daily,
the sweetness of seeing each other across
great distance. ~ Louise Gl ck,
849:We are here to change the world with small acts of thoughtfulness done daily rather than with one great breakthrough. ~ Harold S Kushner,
850:A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever. ~ Jesse Jackson,
851:Critics of Fox News have pointed out that Fox News does partisan propaganda, and there's ample evidence on a daily basis. ~ David Shuster,
852:Daily we must aspire to conquer all mistakes, all obscurities, all ignorances. With my blessings
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
853:From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other. ~ Albert Einstein,
854:Given the nonsense that is turned out daily by the Holocaust industry, the wonder is that there are so few skeptics. ~ Norman Finkelstein,
855:If the book’s bad enough, they’ll publish it, and if it’s bad bad enough, the daily reviewers will love it, and it’ll sell. ~ James Purdy,
856:In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs. ~ Christopher Lasch,
857:I pray daily, not for more riches, but for more wisdom with which to recognize, embrace and enjoy what I already possess. ~ Napoleon Hill,
858:Men differ daily about things which are subject to sense, is it likely then they should agree about things invisible. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
859:Much of the president’s daily conversation was a repetitive rundown of what various anchors and hosts had said about him. ~ Michael Wolff,
860:Rediscover the Rosary in the light of scripture, in harmony with the Liturgy, and in the context of your daily lives. ~ Pope John Paul II,
861:Subject the material world to the higher ends by understanding it in all its relations to daily life and action. ~ Ellen Swallow Richards,
862:The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives. ~ Audre Lorde,
863:The material ordering of even the mundane tasks of our daily lives both reflects and shapes the desires of our hearts. ~ Daniel M Bell Jr,
864:The spirit of karate practice and the elements of training are applicable to each and every aspect of our daily lives. ~ Gichin Funakoshi,
865:Time, by moments, steals away, First the hour, and then the day; Small the daily loss appears, Yet it soon amounts to years ~ John Newton,
866:To find reality you must be real in the smallest daily action; there can be no deceit in the search for truth. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
867:Truman said he only needed a daily intelligence digest to keep from having to read a two-foot stack of cables every morning. ~ Tim Weiner,
868:Alcohol-inspired fights are a reminder of the price we pay for our daily submission at the altars of prudence and order. ~ Alain de Botton,
869:As cows need milking and sweet peas need picking, so writers must continually exercise their mental muscles by a daily stint. ~ Joan Aiken,
870:Despite the enormous role that local government plays in our daily lives, the constitution makes not one mention of it. ~ Anthony Albanese,
871:I didn't go out looking for fights as a kid, but if it was necessary, I'd fight. Fighting was a daily thing where we lived. ~ Suzanne Vega,
872:Our love for God will be found to be an illusion, except where it is proven by the test of daily life with our fellow man. ~ Andrew Murray,
873:Persistence, persistence, and persistence. The Power can be created and maintained through daily practice - continuous effort. ~ Bruce Lee,
874:The prison guards are capable of committing daily atrocities and obscenities, smiling the smile of the angels all the while. ~ Jean Harris,
875:Those who say the Rosary daily and wear the Brown Scapular and who do a little more, will go straight to Heaven. ~ Saint Alphonsus Liguori,
876:We all need a daily checkup from the neck up to avoid stinkin' thinkin' which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes. ~ Zig Ziglar,
877:which means I have to lie to her on a daily basis, which is in itself enjoyable but a little degrading at the same time ~ Kathryn Stockett,
878:Confession should be a daily activity for the Christian, whose entire pilgrimage is characterized by the spirit of repentance. ~ R C Sproul,
879:Every day, to earn my daily bread I go to the market where lies are bought Hopefully I take up my place among the sellers. ~ Bertolt Brecht,
880:If I ever married, I know I would dread the daily sound of the key in the door and the casual expectancy of 'Hello! I'm home! ~ Celia Imrie,
881:I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by those who were inspired. I study the Bible daily.
   ~ Isaac Newton,
882:It just makes me mad. All the stupid arbitrary shit."
"It makes you want to overthrow the world."
"On a daily basis. ~ David Levithan,
883:I've always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women, doing a thankless, daily but necessary job. ~ Francois Truffaut,
884:I wish to begin again on a daily basis. To be born again every day is something that I try to do. And I'm deadly serious about that. ~ Bono,
885:Prayer should be done regularly, persistently, resolutely, and tenaciously at least daily, whether we feel like it or not. ~ Timothy Keller,
886:Some people worked well with daily discipline, but she’d always been more of a need-a-deadline or consumed-by-vision artist. ~ Melissa Marr,
887:The production of children, the nurture of those born, and the daily life of men, of these matters woman is visibly the cause. ~ Guru Nanak,
888:To have her meals, and her daily walk, and her fill of novels, and to be left alone, was all that she asked of the gods. ~ Anthony Trollope,
889:To my mother, I was everything. To my father, nothing at all. To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of loves long lost. ~ Leslye Walton,
890: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,
891:When I used to do the Edinburgh Festival, there was a bunch of guys selling fresh oysters and I'd eat ten daily - marvellous. ~ Paul Merton,
892:A journal is a great way to keep track of what happens daily in your walk with God and to record your prayers and thoughts. ~ David Jeremiah,
893:Every single thing that Jesus taught us to do was something he had put into daily practice in circumstances just like ours. ~ Dallas Willard,
894:If a man does not investigate into the matter of bushido daily, it will be difficult for him to die a brave and manly death. ~ Kato Kiyomasa,
895:If we could simply live in the light of our bodies being temples of the Holy Spirit, our daily life would be transformed. ~ Elizabeth George,
896:In daily life, because triumph is made more visible than failure, you systematically overestimate your chances of succeeding. ~ Rolf Dobelli,
897:Instead of relying on expensive marketing, habit-forming companies link their services to the users' daily routines and emotions. ~ Nir Eyal,
898:Instead of relying on expensive marketing, habit-forming companies link their services to the users’ daily routines and emotions. ~ Nir Eyal,
899:Our daily lives are so mundane, we get taken over by what is immediately in front of us and we don't see beyond that. ~ Benedict Cumberbatch,
900:Sister Claire often went to the 6:00 A.M. before her daily jog, which she referred to as a visit to “Our Lady of Endorphins. ~ Justin Cronin,
901:Somewhere there is an ancient enmity between our daily life and the great work. Help me in saying it, to understand it. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
902:Swept along by the currents of my own ambitions and commitments, my daily life laid the groundwork for the grace of forgetting ~ Amor Towles,
903:That’s why we recommend you remove all emails from your inbox on a daily basis. The only items to keep here are unread messages. ~ S J Scott,
904:The caliber of actors I'm getting to work with and learn from on a daily basis is phenomenal for me as a developing actor. ~ Graham Phillips,
905:The Christian life has been nothing more and nothing less than a daily dependence on and a rediscovery of God's grace. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
906:The world was new each day for God so made it daily. Yet it contained within it all the evils as before, no more, no less. ~ Cormac McCarthy,
907:Think of this- we may live together with Him here and now, a daily walking with Him who loved us and gave Himself for us. ~ Elisabeth Elliot,
908:Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
909:Write your Miracle Mantra: I will     (insert your goals and daily actions, here), no matter what. There is no other option. ~ Hal Elrod,
910:Assuming a fuel consumption of 8.5 litres per 100 km, daily earnings of 5 Reichsmarks and a fuel price of 3 9 Pfennigs per litre. ~ Anonymous,
911:Begin with little things daily and one day you will be doing things that months back you would have thought impossible. ~ Swami Satchidananda,
912:Each new day, our minds grow older; the better or bitter daily lesson that makes our minds grow older is the matter! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
913:Forth in thy name,O Lord, I go, My daily labour to pursue. Thee, only thee, resolved to know, In all I think or speak or do. ~ Charles Wesley,
914:HEBR 3.13. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. ~ Anonymous,
915:I spent 11 years at 'The Daily Show,' and I learned everything there about how to write funny, how to write funny on topic. ~ David Javerbaum,
916:The Eucharist invites us to give thanks for dying. To participate in His death with our own daily dying and give thanks for it. ~ Ann Voskamp,
917:The true Mason is ever vigilant for subtle traces of character and personality flaws which daily experience brings out. ~ William Howard Taft,
918:Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skilful than yesterday, more skilful than today. This is never-ending. ~ Nabeshima Naoshige,
919:Until her last moment on earth she was unaware that her irreparable fate as a disturbing woman was a daily disaster. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
920:What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?” —E. M. Forster ~ Susan Wiggs,
921:When you go for it, you don’t escape fear, you land in it. Fear is not a dragon to be slain once, it’s an ocean to be swum daily. ~ Jon Acuff,
922:Who we are is the result of how we live and act on a daily basis. Our daily actions reflect our prime values and motivations. ~ David Frawley,
923:You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. ~ Hal Elrod,
924:Each step along the Buddha's path to happiness requires practising mindfulness until it becomes part of your daily life. ~ Henepola Gunaratana,
925:for doubt and secrecy are the lure of lures, and no new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace. ~ H P Lovecraft,
926:It's nice to look forward to, isn't it—a life of work and play and little daily adventures side by side with somebody you love? ~ Jean Webster,
927:I want my work to create space where people can meet God, rather than give them something they can "apply" to their daily life. ~ Henri Nouwen,
928:There’s no substitute for daily fellowship with the Lord in his Word and in prayer, and then walking with him in obedience. ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
929:We can’t opt out of the uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure that’s woven through our daily experiences. Life is vulnerable. ~ Bren Brown,
930:What man can you show me who places any value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day, who understands that he is dying daily? ~ Seneca,
931:A world emerging, daily, out of nothing, a world that we trust to resemble what we've seen previously. We should know better. ~ Gregory Maguire,
932:Begin with your daily life. Take your life as a challenge and try to bring yourself into harmony with each thing in your life. ~ Frederick Lenz,
933:Believe it or not, I thank my mom for how she raised me in a neighborhood daily to jump and chase me. It only made me what I am today. ~ Eminem,
934:Career success is using your daily work, schoolwork, work in the world, work at home, as a way of advancing your mental state. ~ Frederick Lenz,
935:Compassion, tolerance, forgiveness and a sense of self-discipline are qualities that help us lead our daily lives with a calm mind ~ Dalai Lama,
936:I believed that the gloom of our daily lives could not be dispelled, no matter how much one declaimed about society and politics. ~ Osamu Dazai,
937:If our bodies aren't being taken care of then our work starts to suffer and we're not getting the most from our daily lives. ~ Jennifer Aniston,
938:If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward you goal. ~ Bruce Lee,
939:I have never found anybody who could stand to accept the daily demonstrative love I feel in me, and give back as good as I give. ~ Sylvia Plath,
940:Instead of relying on expensive marketing, habit-forming companies link their services to the users’ daily routines and emotions.[7] ~ Nir Eyal,
941:It was nice to feel something other than anxiety, or mute fury, the twin emotions that seemed to make up so much of my daily life. ~ Jojo Moyes,
942:Meek Nature's evening comment on the shows That for oblivion take their daily birth From all the fuming vanities of earth. ~ William Wordsworth,
943:My Marine experience helped shape who I am now personally and professionally, and I am grateful for that on an almost daily basis. ~ Jim Lehrer,
944:Prejudice is an assortment of deceptively small personal judgments - deceptive because of their great cost in our daily lives. ~ Jean Stapleton,
945:Studies suggest that we repeat about 40 percent of our behavior almost daily. So if we change our habits, we change our lives. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
946:The greatest enemy of ordinary daily goodness and joy is not imperfection, but the demand for some supposed perfection or order. ~ Richard Rohr,
947:There’s plenty of fantastic evidence that shows we can gain huge benefits from altering the way we view our daily stresses. ~ Rangan Chatterjee,
948:Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than yesterday, more skillful than today. This is never-ending. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
949:All other societies die finally and with dignity. We die daily. We are always being born again with almost indecent obstetrics. ~ G K Chesterton,
950:[A writer is] a priest of eternal imagination, transmuting the daily bread of experience into the radiant body of everliving life. ~ James Joyce,
951:God is great and God is good,
And we thank Him for this food.
By His hand may we be led,
Give us Lord or daily bread. ~ Betty MacDonald,
952:Graham urges you to invest only if you would be comfortable owning a stock even if you had no way of knowing its daily share price.3 ~ Anonymous,
953:How can I wear the harness of toil
And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound? ~ Robert E Howard,
954:Imagine the power of reading a psalm at age eighty that you read daily in your thirties. Rituals can tie our years together with ~ Gary L Thomas,
955:I never stopped drinking, I just don't drink that much anymore. You know, sometimes on the weekends, it's not like a daily thing. ~ Chuck Mosley,
956:Man's guilt in history and in the tides of his own blood has been complicated by technology, the daily seeping falsehearted death. ~ Don DeLillo,
957:Man’s guilt in history and in the tides of his own blood has been complicated by technology, the daily seeping falsehearted death. ~ Don DeLillo,
958:said. “I’m just not ready yet.” It would take something other than my daily nagging. So one night, a night I knew would be ~ Elizabeth McCracken,
959:Sleep nourishes, sure, but it also absolves, removing the demands of the daily, the duties and tasks, and the pesky need to exist. ~ Alison Pick,
960:The Daily Bible by F. LaGard Smith, which presents the books of the Bible in their chronological—as opposed to canonical—order, ~ David Limbaugh,
961:The point about zero is that we do not need to use it in the operation of daily life. No one goes out to buy zero fish. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
962:These little daily choices that we're so used to thinking are irrelevant are the most important thing we do all day long. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
963:Those who serve God in vocational ministry must learn to trust Him for their daily needs before they can encourage others to do so. ~ Max Anders,
964:Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than yesterday, more skillful than today. This is never-ending. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
965:What is such a believer, whose very life depends upon the daily bread of the living Word of God, supposed to do when God is silent? ~ Mike Mason,
966:What we do as individuals in daily life will affect not just us but other people, the world at large, and even the universe. At ~ Traleg Kyabgon,
967:When you study God’s Word and incorporate His wisdom and principles into your daily life, your whole perspective will change. ~ Elizabeth George,
968:work is elevated by our daily environment into something that is appropriately done everywhere and at every conceivable moment. ~ Sally Helgesen,
969:You might have written. Every bit of your daily life interests me. I wrote this day fortnight but it was returned. Tampered with. ~ Edna O Brien,
970:And yet, life as an autonomous woman is not a song. It’s a scream, a war; it’s a daily struggle against the easy option of obeying. ~ Nina George,
971:For it is we who must pray for our daily bread, and if He grants it to us, it is only through our labour, our skill and preparation. ~ Paracelsus,
972:Give unto us this day the daily manna Without which, in this desert where we dwell, He must go backward who would most advance. ~ Dante Alighieri,
973:He’d made it his daily goal to pull one great smile out of Lane Kelley. The days he succeeded, those were the days he lived for. ~ Courtney Walsh,
974:I don't want to have to play catch-up at the end of the day. I need to be a part of his daily life and he needs to be a part of mine. ~ Jenny Han,
975:It is extremely difficult to do anything constructive, let alone deep, on daily commercial television, especially on a talk show. ~ Dennis Prager,
976:Prayer is the most powerful form of energy one can generate....It supplies us with a flow of sustaining power in our daily lives. ~ Alexis Carrel,
977:Salvation is a one-time decision, but finding satisfaction in Christ and living in the security of His promises is a daily process. ~ Renee Swope,
978:She had done what she told herself not to do. Somehow, in the cracks of daily life, she had let the wall around her heart crumble. ~ Sarah E Ladd,
979:She stopped feeling like she was nothing more than a consumer, nothing more than the sum of her daily obligations and duties. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
980:The ability to mute my peers was one of my favorite things about attending school online, and I took advantage of it almost daily. ~ Ernest Cline,
981:The daily coverage of the Vietnamese battlefield helped convince the American public that the carnage was not worth the candle. ~ Walter Cronkite,
982:The obscure unease that Pluto has always inspired, a dog owned by a mouse, daily confronted with the mutational horror of Goofy. ~ Michael Chabon,
983:The phenomenon of nature is more splendid than the daily events of nature, certainly, so then the twentieth century is splendid. ~ Gertrude Stein,
984:The reason that the American Navy does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the Americans practice chaos on a daily basis. ~ Karl Donitz,
985:Until we’re pushing up daisies, it might be good to remind ourselves daily that everything’s coming up roses — for me and for you. ~ Gina Barreca,
986:We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends. ~ Albert Einstein,
987:You can set your intention to better understand your soul, your spirit, through daily practices like prayer, yoga and meditation, etc. ~ Rob Bell,
988:A champion doesn't become a champion in the ring, he's merely recognized in the ring. His “becoming” happens during his daily routine. ~ Joe Louis,
989:A critical part of Tantric Buddhism is a process of turning of the activities and experiences in your daily life into meditation. ~ Frederick Lenz,
990:All causes are essentially mental, and whosoever comes into daily contact with a high order of thinking must take on some of it ~ Charles Fillmore,
991:A real definition of life lies in our daily thoughts and the steps we take to or away from what is distinctive and noble. ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
992:Denying her meals if Demi thought she was getting too thick around the middle. The daily barrage of demeaning words and name-calling. ~ Lee Savino,
993:If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me. Have you read the YouTube comments lately? 'Man, that's gay' gets dropped on the daily. ~ Macklemore,
994:I'm blessed by the fact I only need five hours of sleep on a daily basis. I do tend to regard Saturday and Sunday as work days. ~ David Rubenstein,
995:I refer to my hands, feet and body as the tools of the trade. The hands and feet must be sharpened and improved daily to be efficient. ~ Bruce Lee,
996:I think my heart breaks daily living in Salt Lake City, Utah. But I still love it. And that is the richness, the texture. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
997:[John McCain] didn't believe me. I think anybody who's been in a POW camp for five years can - take eight minutes on The Daily Show. ~ Jon Stewart,
998:No matter how often I pray, how many retreats I make, or how hard I try, I still sin. It is something that I bump up against daily. ~ James Martin,
999:The insignificant matters of daily life are the important tests of eternity because they prove what Spirit truly dwells within us. ~ Andrew Murray,
1000:The library remains a sacred place for secular folk ["What Libraries Can (Still) Do," The New York Review Daily, October 26, 2015]. ~ James Gleick,
1001:The roots of war are in the way we live our daily lives -- the way we develop our industries, build up our society, and consume goods. ~ Nhat Hanh,
1002:these are people used to seeing one another daily year after year; everything they say is the continuation of things already said. ~ Italo Calvino,
1003:True love is a discipline in which each divines the secret self of the other and refuses to believe in the mere daily self. ~ William Butler Yeats,
1004:You can never be too smart to know everything.
Everyday you learn new things through events that transpire daily in your life ~ Albert Einstein,
1005:You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. ~ John C Maxwell,
1006:You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. ~ Darren Hardy,
1007:Zen is just a lifestyle, your everyday life. It is doing your best at your job, relationships, health, hobbies, and other daily activities! ~ Mika,
1008:Anybody who does not evolve can become a self-parody. I have to evolve on a daily basis just to keep my own interest in what I do. ~ Marilyn Manson,
1009:Every missionary who is proclaiming the name and gospel of Jesus Christ will be blessed by daily feasting from the Book of Mormon. ~ Henry B Eyring,
1010:Good will starts out fat and sweet
as tub butter and turns slowly rancid.
It must be made again daily
if we want it fresh. ~ Marge Piercy,
1011:How do you open the eyes to see how to take the daily, domestic, workday vortex and invert it into the dome of an everyday cathedral? ~ Ann Voskamp,
1012:I adore this adventure, I adore working with youth. For me it's a daily challenge, working to help these youths realize their dreams. ~ Patrick Roy,
1013:life. For my father, school wasn’t a place of work, it was a temple; the source not of his daily bread but of the very breath of life. ~ Magda Szab,
1014:Remember to dream big, think long-term, underachieve on a daily basis, and take baby steps. That is the key to long-term success. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
1015:requires both the outrageousness of God and the daily work of decreasing so that Jesus and God’s vision of peace may increase. ~ Walter Brueggemann,
1016:The Daily Show was an incredible training ground for that kind of thing. It was all about discipline and generating material constantly. ~ Ed Helms,
1017:Why is it that we look upon our salvation as a moment that began our religious life instead of the daily life we receive from God? ~ Dallas Willard,
1018:A generous and noble spirit cannot be expected to dwell in the breasts of men who are struggling for their daily bread. ~ Dionysius of Halicarnassus,
1019:As a Buddhist, I see no distinction between religious practice and daily life. Religious practice is a twenty-four hour occupation. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1020:As multitudes of babies are dismembered and destroyed daily, this is clearly an issue where the gospel requires us to counter culture. ~ David Platt,
1021:A strong belief in our worthiness doesn’t just happen—it’s cultivated when we understand the guideposts as choices and daily practices. ~ Bren Brown,
1022:Blessed is he who keeps daily diary and compares the work of this week with that of the last, for he will realize God quickly! ~ Sivananda Saraswati,
1023:If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal."
   ~ Bruce Lee,
1024:I like the man, who faces what he must, with steps triumphant and a heart of cheer; who fights the daily battle without fear. ~ Sarah Knowles Bolton,
1025:I'm not really much of an actor, so when I started on 'The Daily Show', I was just trying to adopt the faux authority of a newsperson. ~ John Oliver,
1026:In some departments of our daily life, in which we imagine ourselves free agents, we are ruled by dictators exercising great power. ~ Edward Bernays,
1027:I so hate it when I'm quoted to thwart the juices and desires of the great interior design public at large - Daily Express ~ Laurence Llewelyn Bowen,
1028:It’s always easier to see a lack of wisdom in others than it is to see it in ourselves. That’s why we must pray daily for wisdom. ~ Stormie Omartian,
1029:One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. ~ Bruce Lee,
1030:To them the mine was a benevolent Moloch to whom they fed their children at an early age and from whom they took their daily bread. ~ Winston Graham,
1031:Wars tend to be very public things, they are visible. There are correspondents traveling with the troops and you get daily dispatches. ~ Ron Suskind,
1032:Your faith is what you do daily, you can't separate your heart from your body and keep them both alive, they're almost the same thing. ~ Jon Foreman,
1033:You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. ~ John C Maxwell,
1034:He followed his daily routine, and she followed hers. But without her there, Tengo noticed a human-shaped void she had left behind. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1035:I think one reason people play golf is it allows them to obsess about something other than the daily crap. It takes your mind off that. ~ Lewis Black,
1036:knowing all about the right way to live and not acting on what you know, on a daily basis, can prove to be very destructive for anyone. ~ Bob Proctor,
1037:Like sterling silver, love will tarnish unless it is polished with daily applications of interest, involvement, and expressions of love. ~ Zig Ziglar,
1038:Never be discouraged because good things get on so slowly here; and never fail daily to do that good which lies next to your hand. ~ George MacDonald,
1039:The culture were live in ripples through our daily lives, sending messages about what is considered "normal" and healthy by society. ~ Lee Harrington,
1040:The daily standard of unlivability isn’t news. So when the exceptional passes, everything is silent and everything continues to rot. ~ Elena Ferrante,
1041:The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can. ~ William Feather,
1042:True love was about letting go. A daily choice. Knowing the worst about a person and sacrificing for them anyway. Choosing to love. ~ Brandy Vallance,
1043:We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1044:A child should learn from early on what kind of activity supported his daily life, and he should appreciate the importance of labor. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1045:As to marriage, I think the intercourse of heart and mind may be fully enjoyed without entering into this partnership of daily life. ~ Margaret Fuller,
1046:I don't really think about doing something kind, I think there's just a way to conduct your daily life with compassion to other people. ~ Kat Dennings,
1047:I meet people in my daily life, people who seem to experience some change and some growth on a personal level, and that gives me hope. ~ Tracy Chapman,
1048:I say, make the decision, and as soon as you make the decision, the rest of your life you just manage that decision on a daily basis. ~ John C Maxwell,
1049:It is our daily lament that we cannot love enough. Would that our hearts were capable of holding more, and reaching further. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1050:LIFE, n. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay. We live in daily apprehension of its loss; yet when lost it is not missed ~ Ambrose Bierce,
1051:My commitment is to strive to lean on the Lord with my whole heart, reading His word daily and earnestly seeking His will in my life. ~ Elizabeth Dole,
1052:People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” —Zig Ziglar ~ Bathroom Readers Institute,
1053:Spider names look silly. But this ‘‘Accord’’ group is a young culture. Their names are still mostly meaningful in their daily language. ~ Vernor Vinge,
1054:The first of the request prayers in the daily Amidah is a fractal. It replicates in miniature the structure of the Amidah as a whole. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
1055:The most powerful, life-chaging truths that God will teach us are only learned over a continuous process of daily walking with Him ~ Alisa Hope Wagner,
1056:There are a thousand things to hear about, informationally, daily, but the thing that doesn't go away is the one to pay attention to. ~ Antonya Nelson,
1057:There's something very romantic to me about people who persevere, and who get told "no, no, no" on a daily basis, and still do it anyway. ~ Eva Mendes,
1058:The roots of war are in the way we live our daily lives —the way we develop our industries, build up our society, and consume goods. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1059:The sense of being led by an unseen hand which takes mine, while another hand reaches ahead and prepares the way, grows upon me daily. ~ Frank Laubach,
1060:A daily conviction that Jesus Christ is alive draws our hearts closer to Him to believe that He is alive to work in our lives! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1061:Daily repetition matters when a kid is learning to swim. It can be 20 minutes in a lesson or an hour practicing for a couple of weeks. ~ Summer Sanders,
1062:Each new day, our minds grow older; the mediocre, bitter or better daily lesson that makes our minds grow older is the matter! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1063:Graham urges you to invest only if you would be comfortable owning a stock even if you had no way of knowing its daily share price. 3 ~ Benjamin Graham,
1064:Here, at last, was a true appetite, who had seen the caverns of death and yet clung hard to life, who chose daily where to be in the world. ~ Eli Brown,
1065:I just have to remind myself that my daily quotidie in life has almost nothing to do with any aspect of my professional life as a public figure. ~ Moby,
1066:I obtain my center by remembering to breathe when in a difficult situation. My daily routine includes prayer, workouts, and meditation. ~ Ruthie Foster,
1067:Isn’t it strange how we always seem to remember the trivial things from our daily lives... yet we so often forget the most important ones? ~ F bio Moon,'s easy to express romantic love - harder to manage daily love - to forgive failings close to feelings - to divide self from soul... ~ John Geddes,
1069:I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep. ~ Ann Voskamp,
1070:I was really not a good student, and I felt that shame every day. That's one of the reasons I started smoking pot and drinking daily. ~ Gary Shteyngart,
1071:LEO MERCURÉ: The Daily Express says (the play)’s disgusting.

GILDA: We should be cut to the quick if it said anything else. ~ No l Coward,
1072:Life is a daily battle with people and things that are trying to change us and those that are trying to prevent us from changing. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
1073:The New York Daily News suggested that my biggest war crime was not killing myself like a gentleman. Presumably Hitler was a gentleman. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
1074:The weight of God's glory, not illusory or ephemeral, but daily and everywhere, punctures earth's lid and heaven falls through the holes. ~ Ann Voskamp,
1075:What could you say about someone who walked daily into his grief and lived at the bottom of its hole and didn’t even want to come out? ~ Marie Rutkoski,
1076:When we don’t stop daily to inventory all the gazillion things going right in our lives, the crazy voices in our heads try to make us their ~ Pam Grout,
1077:A man's reading program should be as carefully planned as his daily diet, for that too is food, without which he cannot grow mentally. ~ Andrew Carnegie,
1078:A perfect method for awakening is to examine the results of our daily actions. If they are harmful, we know we need more consciousness. ~ Vernon Howard,
1079:Are you so dead inside you don't feel the daily anguish, terror and deathly suffering of millions? What happened to you? You've changed. ~ Bryant McGill,
1080:Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ. ~ Billy Graham,
1081:I do a TV show about a priest in London, and he is also slightly beleaguered and is subject to fate and misfortune and daily difficulty. ~ Tom Hollander,
1082:If, of all words of tongue and pen, The saddest are, It might have been,' More sad are these we daily see: 'It is, but hadn't ought to be!' ~ Bret Harte,
1083:In fact, we urge you to focus on one challenge, identify the best way to overcome it and create a daily habit that reinforces this behavior. ~ S J Scott,
1084:It is a great sin on the part of Church members if they do not daily sustain their pastor by their prayers!”–1892, Sermon 2261 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1085:My friends are my inspiration, and all of them are true friends that support me. On a daily basis, I know that I have my friends to rely on. ~ Reem Acra,
1086:Not living in L.A. gives me a different perspective. I'm not so caught up in the daily process of self-congratulations that's out there. ~ Josh Hartnett,
1087:Tabletalk Magazine exists to help establish us in the Word to deepen our understanding of God and apply this knowledge to our daily living. ~ R C Sproul,
1088:The hero is not fed on sweets, Daily his own heart he eats; Chambers of the great are jails, And head-winds right for royal sails. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1089:The image of identity we must daily fight to impress on the neutral, or hostile, world collapses inward: we feel crushed. Burdened ~ Linda Wagner Martin,
1090:Then I got back to the house, and all I worried about was my story and the people in it--bags of bones which were putting on flesh daily. ~ Stephen King,
1091:The path to success is through a continuum of mundane, unsexy, unexciting, and sometimes difficult daily disciplines compounded over time ~ Darren Hardy,
1092: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,
1093:The recommended daily requirement for hugs is: four per day for survival, eight per day for maintenance, and twelve per day for growth. ~ Virginia Satir,
1094:The roots of war are in the way we live our daily lives -- the way we develop our industries, build up our society, and consume goods. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1095:These parents are making daily deposits into Sammy’s wisdom account that are going to help Sammy—when he’s a teenager and throughout his life. ~ Jim Fay,
1096:Thomas Merton. A Year with Thomas Merton: Daily Meditations from His Journals, Thomas Merton, Jonathan Montaldo. HarperCollins: New York, ~ Stephen Cope,
1097:We breathe,” Lily defends our relationship. My brows rise. Let’s not kid ourselves. We struggle with our codependency on a daily basis. ~ Krista Ritchie,
1098:Working on The Daily Show, I co-produced all those field segments, and that's another huge thing.I probably did more than 100 field segments. ~ Ed Helms,
1099:You're always going to miss your daily eating spots, your daily hangouts with your friends, family. I miss my family like crazy, all the time. ~ D Pryde,
1100:A single prayer can alter your destiny if you have enough faith to believe. If this can be true, pray daily prayers for that someone, too. ~ Machel Shull,
1101:I know, my dear Watson, that you share my love of all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of daily life. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
1102:I shall think myself blessed only when I see Him in every one of my daily acts; Verily He is the thread which supports Muktanand's life. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1103:I stand in my own way on a daily basis. I don't know if this is something I will ever overcome completely, and I'm oddly okay with that. ~ Josh McDermitt,
1104:Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk-away from any open flames-to remind yourself that if you don't write daily, you will get rusty. ~ George Singleton,
1105:miss my daily Mass, and have a superstitious feeling that anything may happen on the days I don't go. However, nothing in particular has. ~ Rose Macaulay,
1106:One who hooks his fortune to ahimsa, the law of love, daily lessens the circle of destruction and to that extent promotes life and love. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1107:Sharpe is the epitome of a nineteenth-century, romantic working-class hero. Cool, flash and fragrant … Escape and enjoy’ Daily Express ~ Bernard Cornwell,
1108:She was accustomed to murder, intrigue, jealousy and longing on a daily basis, all through the music she listened to and the operas she saw. ~ Tyburn Way,
1109:She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world. ~ Kate Chopin,
1110:The illusion of purpose and design is perhaps the most pervasive illusion about nature that science has to confront on a daily basis. ~ Lawrence M Krauss,
1111:The most common human act that writing a novel resembles is lying. The working novelist lies daily, very complexly, and at great length. ~ William Gibson,
1112:Through love and sincerity continuously beautify your inner life in every way, by daily looking into the mirror of introspection. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
1113:Well, I'm a writer by nature, and I got a little bit - a little taste of a daily fast-paced writing job, writing career, and I loved it. ~ Victoria Gotti,
1114:What would we do without irony? Check out your own daily reliance on it, the foul-weather friend who's there for you when nothing else is. ~ Robin Morgan,
1115:You know, nobody likes to see innocent people die. Nobody wants to turn on their TV on a daily basis and see havoc wrought by terrorists. ~ George W Bush,
1116:Believing everything she read In the daily news, (No in-between to choose) She thought that only One side won, Not that BOTH Might lose. ~ Langston Hughes,
1117:It would be wisest not to worry too much about the sterile periods. They ventilate the subject and instill into it the reality of daily life. ~ Andre Gide,
1118:New constellations of truth are daily discovered in the firmament of knowledge, and new stars are daily shining forth in each constellation. ~ Horace Mann,
1119:No man can always have adequate reasons for buying or selling stocks daily - or sufficient knowledge to make his play an intelligent play. ~ Edwin Lefevre,
1120:No man can always have adequate reasons for buying or selling stocks daily - or sufficient knowledge to make his play an intelligent play. ~ Edwin Lef vre,
1121:Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. ~ John F Kennedy,
1122:Poems can't help but be personal. Mine are certainly an accurate blueprint of the things I think about, if not a record of my daily life. ~ Matthea Harvey,
1123:She's not talking to me. She's talking to the Imaginary Daily Mail Judge, who constantly watches her life and gives it marks out of ten. ~ Sophie Kinsella,
1124:There is a fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep. There are times of complete frustration; there are daily small deaths. ~ Martha Graham,
1125:There must be some part of Man that is more than his daily round. Some part of him that will use his profit on a matter of no profit. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1126:We live in a vast and awesome universe in which, daily, suns are made and worlds destroyed, where humanity clings to an obscure clod of rock. ~ Carl Sagan,
1127:We need a daily paper edited and composed according to woman's own thoughts, and not as woman thinks a man wants her to think and write. ~ Susan B Anthony,
1128:We should daily feel a deeper union with Life, a greater sense of that Indwelling God - the God of the seen and of the unseen - within us. ~ Ernest Holmes,
1129:When a baseball player makes an error, it goes into the record and is published. How many of us could stand this sort of daily scrutiny? ~ Sydney J Harris,
1130:Are not the daily devotions conducted by these legal ecclesiastics already degenerating into a scanty attendance, and a tiresome formality? ~ James Madison,
1131:But she couldn't formulate the sentence in Chinese. Her knowledge of the language only extended to the daily necessities and small affections. ~ Jade Chang,
1132:Hope looks good on paper. But what creates greatness is focus, dedication and hard work. Daily. Go do it. We deserve to see you fly in 2014. ~ Robin Sharma,
1133:If family is so important to us conservatives, why do so many of us bring into our daily lives so many things that take away from family life? ~ Rod Dreher,
1134:In a world so redolent with wonder, how can we allow ourselves to conduct our daily lives with so little insight, such absence of dignity? ~ Bruce Sterling,
1135:It takes discipline to focus only on high-value targets instead of giving in to the temptation of the low-hanging fruit life serves up daily. ~ Mark Divine,
1136:I work with the president almost on a daily basis. I was with him until 6:30 last night. I'll be with him Thursday morning. We talk every day. ~ Dan Quayle,
1137:Not everything matters equally, and success isn’t a game won by whoever does the most. Yet that is exactly how most play it on a daily basis. ~ Gary Keller,
1138:Our fascination with weather: its caprices and changes as an antidote to the eternal repetition of daily life; a helpful illusion of novelty ~ Derren Brown,
1139:Spirituality is seeded, germinates, sprouts and blossoms in the mundane. It is to be found and nurtured in the smallest of daily activities. ~ Thomas Moore,
1140:The Daily Mail can't say 'asylum-seeker' without saying 'foreign criminal' in the same sentence. I'm sure it's practically editorial policy. ~ Chris Cleave,
1141:There are so many women who I deal with, on a daily basis, that I don't feel like I've ever been stymied or struggled because I'm a woman. ~ Caroline Dries,
1142:The roots and herbes beaten and put into new ale or beer and daily drunk, cleareth, strengtheneth and quickeneth the sight of the eyes. ~ Nicholas Culpeper,
1143:What we really have is a daily reprieve, contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition.” Am I checking my spiritual condition daily? ~ Anonymous,
1144:Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion; it is like a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ. ~ Billy Graham,
1145:Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not a choice. . Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence and activity. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
1146:How can I not believe that there is a God who exists and loves, when the people before me are infused with that love and pour it out daily? ~ Katherine Reay,
1147:How sad for those who cannot enjoy what are after all prime pleasures of daily life, and perhaps for some the only ones, eating and drinking. ~ Iris Murdoch,
1148:In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1149:In the Hebrews passage three preventives are listed for a calloused Christian heart. The first is daily exhortation of one another (3:13). ~ Charles C Ryrie,
1150:It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis. ~ James Clear,
1151:It's the daily patterns that make a marriage, the habits you fall into as a couple. These become a kind of background rhythm for your life. ~ A S A Harrison,
1152:Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1153:My imagination would never have served me as it has, but for the habit of commonplace, humble, patient, daily, toiling, drudging attention ~ Charles Dickens,
1154:No drama, we had agreed. No broken hearts. No crying in our cars. No radio silence where once we had exchanged hilarious daily text messages. ~ Molly Ringle,
1155:She had long since lost the sense of her dresses and skirts and blouses; they were rote phrases of rayon and cotton that she daily intoned. ~ Michael Chabon,
1156:The actions of our daily life — like walking, washing, lighting incense — do not seem very important, but they comprise the whole cosmos. ~ Taisen Deshimaru,
1157:We live in an age of miracles so commonplace that it can be difficult to see them as anything other than part of the daily texture of living ~ Tom Chatfield,
1158:What I find them struggling most isn't with one of the twelve [things from daily list]; I find them struggling with what decisions to make. ~ John C Maxwell,
1159:Abandon fancy theologies and imaginary ideas and do some ordinary daily work... {Engage in this work with} unswerving kindness and unending patience. ~ Laozi,
1160:All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne,
1161:Bettering your life, getting a fresh start, the bright side. Spout these concepts daily and you will survive in Endora; you might even thrive. ~ Peter Hedges,
1162:Everyone in daily life carries such a heavy mixed burden on his own conscience that he is reluctant to penalize those who have been caught. ~ Brooks Atkinson,
1163:He did his little daily task like a mill-horse, who goes round and round with his eyes bandaged, not knowing what work it is grinding out. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
1164:I am very interested in human-interest stories emerging from modern India. I get my inspiration and daily dose by reading the Hindustan Times. ~ Vikas Swarup,
1165:I appreciate that the New York Daily News will show dead bodies but blur the cover of a French parody magazine. Just out of respect, right guys? ~ Jim Norton,
1166:... I can see it in the looking back, how this daily practice of the discipline of gratitude is the way to daily practice the delight of God... ~ Ann Voskamp,
1167:I do not have a daily routine, but each morning, I try to spend an hour in bed, visualizing positive outcomes for my life, health, and career. ~ Romany Malco,
1168:I got addicted. News, particularly daily news, is more addictive than crack cocaine, more addictive than heroin, more addictive than cigarettes. ~ Dan Rather,
1169:I think of art as coming from daily life, daily experience. I think it's very important not to have it become work for some kind of elite circle. ~ Ai Weiwei,
1170:Malcolm Lowry Late of the Bowery His prose was flowery And often glowery He lived, nightly, and drank, daily, And died playing the ukulele ~ Rabih Alameddine,
1171:Once when I was working for the Daily News, I was summoned back to work from vacation because Donald Trump announced he was getting a divorce. ~ Gail Collins,
1172:One night she came back from her daily walk stunned by the revelation that one could be happy not only without love, but despite it. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
1173:People can change their external lives with religion, but a lasting internal change only happens through a daily relationship with Jesus. ~ Alisa Hope Wagner,
1174:Terror will crash down on us if we fail to understand that a pluralistic society requires the personal and daily commitment of every citizen. ~ Tariq Ramadan,
1175:The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.

"The only adequate preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today. ~ John C Maxwell,
1176:You have DIED to doing things your own way. You can only LIVE again as you take up your cross, daily, and follow Jesus. - THE PRODIGAL LIFE ~ Pauline Creeden,
1177:advocates of opinions who attack one another in daily politics are grouped together over against their common adversary, the philosopher. When ~ Eric Voegelin,
1178:Collage is an important part of my everyday life. I always did it kind of secretly but then started my blog where I post things almost daily. ~ Laura Restrepo,
1179:Daily I expect to be murdered or betrayed or reduced to slavery if the occasion arises. But I fear nothing, because of the promises of heaven. ~ Saint Patrick,
1180:I enter my studio at 9 a.m. I have lunch here, I return right away to my work and I go out to dinner at 8 p.m. My daily tasks vary very much. ~ Oscar Niemeyer,
1181:If I can approach change with an understanding of the process and an openness to the pain, then my daily labors will be swift and fruitful. ~ Elizabeth Lesser,
1182:I grew up in an abusive home and was told on a daily basis by my father that I would never amount to anything and that I looked like a boy. ~ Janice Dickinson,
1183:In a thousand fields the welfarists, statists, socialists, and interventionists are daily driving for more restrictions on individual liberty. ~ Henry Hazlitt,
1184:Is a long life such a good thing if it is lived in daily dread of death or in constant search for satisfaction in a tomorrow which never comes? ~ Alan W Watts,
1185:It was so easy living day by day Out of touch with the rhythm and blues But now I need a little give and take The New York Times, The Daily News. ~ Billy Joel,
1186:I was in and out of the hospital almost daily from then on.
They X-rayed, poked, and prodded me, and then they did it again for good measure. ~ Bear Grylls,
1187:I wrote from the time I was four. It was my way of screaming and yelling, the primal scream. I wrote like a junkie, I had to have my daily fix. ~ M F K Fisher,
1188:Man is constantly being assured today that he has more power than ever before in history, but his daily experience is one of powerlessness. ~ Richard M Weaver,
1189:Many have never risked losing the normalcy of their daily existence to gain the astonishing experience of having to see God come through or die. ~ Murray Pura,
1190:No one celebrates the presence and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ more than the person who has embraced his desperate and daily need of it. ~ Paul David Tripp,
1191:the force of the water drop that hollows the stone. A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules. ~ Laura Vanderkam,
1192:The most appropriate type of daily life for me was a day-by-day world destruction; peace was the most difficult and abnormal state to live in. ~ Yukio Mishima,
1193:There is something extraordinary about people who have a disability to reach (into themselves) on a daily level that becomes supernatural. ~ Kristoffer Polaha,
1194:Thinking for a Change shares the way that I think on a daily basis. My wife, Margaret, says it has more of my DNA than any of my other books. ~ John C Maxwell,
1195:this is the greatest good to man, to discourse daily on virtue, and other things which you have heard me discussing, examining both myself and others, ~ Plato,
1196:...when the daily reality presents itself as uncomprehendable, we fashion our own myths and then hold those phony truths to be inalienable. ~ Marianne Wiggins,
1197:When you look at Clark Kent when he's working at the Daily Planet, he's a reporter. He doesn't fly through the air in his glasses and his suit. ~ Gene Simmons,
1198:"Ask yourself, what am I doing about my anger, my attachment, my pride, my jealousy? These are the things we should check in our daily lives." ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1199:I believe that ultimately it all comes down to whether we seek conscious contact with God on a daily basis through prayer and meditation. ~ Marianne Williamson,
1200:In the Church, great wonders daily occur, such as the forgiveness of sins, triumph over death . . . the gift of righteousness and eternal life. ~ Martin Luther,
1201:Jason tried to summon more lightning. Nothing happened. If he ever met his dad, he'd have to petition for an increased daily allowance of bolts. ~ Rick Riordan,
1202:Lord, thank You for providing moments of rest. I offer You my daily schedule to allow You to take priority over all other details and distractions. ~ Anonymous,
1203:My passion strengthens daily to quit political turmoil, and retire into the bosom of my family, the only scene of sincere and purehappiness. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1204:One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. —BRUCE LEE ~ Anonymous,
1205:Politicians are just Daily Mail journalists writ large, aren't they? They're always telling us what's going to happen, and we know they don't know! ~ Tom Baker,
1206:Rudy Giuliani needed to feel safe because he turned his life into a public mess. A public mess that the "New York Tabloids" covered daily. ~ Lawrence O Donnell,
1207:The first item on a spiritual agenda is that I am not what I do, that I am what I am, and therefore I am a walking miracle, on a daily basis. ~ Malachy McCourt,
1208:The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark. ~ Virginia Woolf,
1209:There is nothing that sickens a country more than its own people fighting against one another. It destroys families; it is killing us daily. ~ Philippa Gregory,
1210:Unless your daily life from Monday to Saturday is a life of worship, there will not be much reality in your public worship on Sunday. ~ Florence Louisa Barclay,
1211:When you ignore what people are saying on a daily basis, calling for the annihilation of your country, you are ignoring them at your own risk. ~ Caroline Glick,
1212:Your only path to success is through a continuum of mundane, unsexy, unexciting, and sometimes difficult daily disciplines compounded over time. ~ Darren Hardy,
1213:Youth eats all the sugared fancy cakes and regards them as its daily bread. But there'll come a time when you'll start asking just for a crust. ~ Ivan Turgenev,
1214:Are not our greatest men as good as lost? The men that walk daily among us, warming us, feeding us, walk shrouded in darkness, mere mythic men. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
1215:Bear even served in the U.S. Military, teaching infantry soldiers how to blow up tanks— skills that come in handy during those daily scrum meetings. ~ Anonymous,
1216:But of course I love my Japanese fans and the show must go on, no matter the daily aftershocks or husband kidnappings! It's not right but it's okay ~ Katy Perry,
1217:Clarity precedes mastery and the more clear you can get on what you want to create in life, the more focused you will be in your daily behaviors. ~ Robin Sharma,
1218:Daily Mojo: Your main competitors are not others in your industry. Your main competitors are distractions. Don't let them beat you - stay focused ~ Darren Hardy,
1219:Games are not so bad because the adrenalin keeps you going, but training on a daily basis when every time you move it hurts, that is a real battle. ~ John Terry,
1220:I have adapted the whole book [Candid] into tweets of 140 characters, and these are being sent out daily, at the rate of eight tweets per day . ~ Mark Ravenhill,
1221:Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1222:Learning to cherish others is the best solution to our daily problems, and it is the source of all our future happiness and good fortune. ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
1223:Learn to commend thy daily acts to God, so shall the dry every-day duties of common life be steps to heaven, and lift they heart hither. ~ Edward Bouverie Pusey,
1224:My makeup artist, Tonya Brewer, taught me the importance of moisturizing daily. Hydration is a must if you want pretty, dewy skin - which I love. ~ Bella Thorne,
1225:One night she came back from her daily walk stunned by the revelation that one could be happy not only without love, but despite of it. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
1226:Our success depends very largely upon how well we negotiate our way through our daily contacts with other people without friction or opposition. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1227:The actor's life offers, on a daily basis, the simulacrum of love; a mask can be satisfied, or at least consoled, by the echo of what it seeks. ~ Salman Rushdie,
1228:The actor’s life offers, on a daily basis, the simulacrum of love; a mask can be satisfied, or at least consoled, by the echo of what it seeks. ~ Salman Rushdie,
1229:The cutthroat part of it is that professional wrestling has no union. There are a number of people that are taken advantage of on a daily basis. ~ Bill Goldberg,
1230:The emotional stakes a memoirist bets with could not be higher, and it's physically enervating. I nap on a daily basis like a cross-country trucker. ~ Mary Karr,
1231:When a man, a woman, see their little daily tasks as integral portions of the one great work, they are no longer drudges but co-workers with God. ~ Annie Besant,
1232:Charlie Hebdo was and is not The Onion or "The Daily Show." This is a different kind of satire. Might I put it this way - less politically correct. ~ Scott Simon,
1233:He isn't impressed with numbers or achievements like we are. He is moved by the daily act of surrender. He is stirred by our desire to know Him more. ~ Eric Ludy,
1234:In his excitement, Jobs began to take over the daily management of the Lisa project, which was being run by John Couch, the former HP engineer. ~ Walter Isaacson,
1235:It is partly the absence of recorded history which sends women now to the lives of women past for the detailed documentation of their daily lives. ~ Dale Spender,
1236:Ma’am,” he said solemnly to Miz Demetrice, “you shine as luminously as the lone star that warms our daily hearths and brightens our heavenly bodies. ~ C L Bevill,
1237:[M]ost of our daily news is inert, consisting of information that gives us something to talk about but cannot lead to any meaningful action. (68). ~ Neil Postman,
1238:Oh, let us love our occupations,
Bless the squire and his relations,
Live upon our daily rations,
And always know our proper stations. ~ Charles Dickens,
1239:The medieval mystics say the true image and the true real met once and for all on the cross: once and for all: and yet they still meet daily. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
1240:The more you establish quiet time and mediation as part of your daily discipline, the more you go through the rotation into mirror (dream) worlds. ~ Stuart Wilde,
1241:The very practice of reading [the Bible] will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart. Let nothing take the place of this daily exercise. ~ Billy Graham,
1242:They’re not just tattoos,” Andrew told her. “They’re scars. Scars made from ink. He wears them for the world to see as daily reminders of who he is. ~ N R Walker,
1243:This mad rush for wealth must cease and the labourer must be assured not only of a living wage but, also a daily task that is not mere drudgery. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1244:We require a philosophy that puts our aspirations and values once again in charge of our daily experience, all the while dethroning primal whims... ~ Cal Newport,
1245:When we follow this criminal-justice aspect of our world, and that means of our society, we experience miracles, as they say, on a daily basis. ~ Thomas Bernhard,
1246:While reason is puzzling itself about mystery, faith is turning it to daily bread, and feeding on it thankfully in her heart of hearts. ~ Frederic Dan Huntington,
1247:I am not superwoman. The reality of my daily life is that I am juggling a lot of balls in the air? And sometimes some of the balls get dropped. ~ Geoffrey Blainey,
1248:I’ll probably think about it all my life: that candlelit circle, a tableau vivant of the daily, commonplace happiness that was lost when I lost her. ~ Donna Tartt,
1249:I'm a man of history. My vision is guiding me, my clear vision. It is not by chance that the currents of peace are increasing daily inside Israel. ~ Yasser Arafat,
1250:I tried to write the book [Today Matters] with integrity and say, health is one of my daily dozen, and I work on it, but I don't have this right. ~ John C Maxwell,
1251:My daily Nespresso coffee, an unexpected shaft of sunlight through the window on a winter's day, my bargain Missoni sunglasses (70 percent off!) ~ Sophie Kinsella,
1252:Relegating conservation to government is like relegating virtue to the Sabbath. Turns over to professionals what should be daily work of amateurs . ~ Aldo Leopold,
1253:What we do in our parishes and homes contributes to what Christ is doing: preparing the Second Coming. That is the final meaning of our daily work. ~ Peter Kreeft,
1254:Achieve order within inward tranquility which knows no disturbance at any the daily life of the home and the office. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
1255:A daily routine built on good habits and disciplines separates the most successful among us from everyone else. A routine is exceptionally powerful. ~ Darren Hardy,
1256:A new mother’s daily list of goals should boil down to        1.       Take care of the baby.        2.       Take care of yourself. Boom. The end. ~ Rachel Hollis,
1257:...but I didn't care, because the magnificent possibility of kissing Cassidy Thorpe had turned into an indisputable fact of my daily existence... ~ Robyn Schneider,
1258:Creating “ABC” priority codes and daily “to-do” lists were key techniques developed to help people sort through their choices in some meaningful way. ~ David Allen,
1259:Here it comes. My inevitable death, ignoring me all those years when I wished for it daily, arriving only after I've decided I want to live forever. ~ Isaac Marion,
1260:I always like to incorporate one or two chic accessories that contrast with the more gritty look of my daily uniform: a leather jacket and jeans. ~ Johan Lindeberg,
1261:If you want to achieve things in your life, it's about aiming for daily progress. You want to exercise, read, work, learn, study, every single day. ~ Darius Foroux,
1262:In daily life, reality gives us material incentives to restrain our irrationality. But what incentive do we have to think rationally about politics? ~ Bryan Caplan,
1263:I really don't want to thank my wife because I could be bussing tables at the Daily Grill right now if not for her. Jesus, what a gig that'd be. ~ Robert Downey Jr,
1264:Logic was a story we told ourselves to keep from going completely insane in the face of all the impossible things reality threw at us on a daily basis ~ Mira Grant,
1265:Not only around our infancy Doth heaven with all its splendors lie; Daily, with souls that cringe and plot, We Sinais climb and know it not. ~ James Russell Lowell,
1266:Political scandals, economic disaster, suffering in all its familiar forms—these were the daily staple of a disaster-prone, uneasy planet. ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
1267:The first category comprised those for whom books were the only breath of fresh air in their claustrophobic daily lives. His favorite customers. They ~ Nina George,
1268:The little victories haggled from him by foreign tourists cost Anand his daily bread, and cost them the chance to know him as a friend. The ~ Gregory David Roberts,
1269:We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. ~ T S Eliot,
1270:When we take the time to breathe, listen, and rest from the daily grind, we will slowly but surely begin to see miracles bubbling up in our lives. ~ Sally Clarkson,
1271:Another study suggested that getting one extra hour of sleep each night would do more for a person’s daily happiness than getting a $ 60,000 raise. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
1272:Chess is like body-building. If you train every day, you stay in top shape. It is the same with your brain - chess is a matter of daily training. ~ Vladimir Kramnik,
1273:Differences, eternal differences, planted by God in a single family, so that there may always be colour; sorrow perhaps, but colour in the daily grey. ~ E M Forster,
1274:Every human being has had their heart broken, every person you'll ever meet lives on a daily basis with a private pain they work hard to conceal. ~ Patricia V Davis,
1275:For many years I was engaged in journalism, writing articles and chronicles for the daily press without ever joining the staff of any newspaper. ~ Johannes V Jensen,
1276:I keep telling people that the secret of their success is discovered in their daily agenda. What they do daily is going to determine their success. ~ John C Maxwell,
1277:I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. ~ Anais Nin,
1278:I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. ~ Ana s Nin,
1279:Inspiration may come from many places but motivation - the love of life, daily drive and the will to thrive - that must come from you from within ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru,
1280:Is it too much to ask that women be spared the daily struggle for superhuman beauty in order to offer it to the caresses of a subhumanly ugly mate? ~ Germaine Greer,
1281:Logic was a story we told ourselves to keep from going completely insane in the face of all the impossible things reality threw at us on a daily basis. ~ Mira Grant,
1282:Make of thy daily way a pilgrimage,
For through small joys and griefs thou mov’st towards God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1283:My puppies play a daily role in inspiring me too! But most of all, my husband, Conroy Chan, inspires me in life. He's always there to help keep me going. ~ Josie Ho,
1284:No prospect was more hateful and distasteful to him than that he should have to go to an office and conform to daily and yearly routine and obey others. ~ Anonymous,
1285:Not to know at large of things remote
From use, obscure and subtle, but to know
That which before us lies in daily life,
Is the prime wisdom. ~ John Milton,
1286:Patients who spend fifteen minutes every day writing an account of their daily troubles feel indeed better about what has befallen them. You ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
1287:Someone needs your actions to inspire his actions. Never forget, your little broken cake is someone’s daily meal! Care to share you little cake! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1288:Truth can hardly convey an idea of the indescribable lustre of Truth, a million times more intense than that of the sun we daily see with our eyes. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1289:We are far betting dealing with the big losses-death, divorce, debt, and debilitating illness-than with the daily onslaught of little losses. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
1290:We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city. ~ Alvar Aalto,
1291:When we can see an immediate payoff, we are more likely to change our behavior in the moment. This aligns our daily actions with our long-term interests. ~ Tom Rath,
1292:A daily routine built on good habits and disciplines separates the most successful among us from everyone else. The routine is exceptionally powerful. ~ Darren Hardy,
1293:Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it while you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you. ~ John Owen,
1294:I realize that the New York Times probably not written for the express purpose of driving me mad; I think of it as liberalism's daily bulletin board. ~ Joseph Sobran,
1295:I talk about my daily dozen in the book [ Today Matters]. Twelve things that are certainly attainable by any of us that we need to manage every day. ~ John C Maxwell,
1296:I think, if you put a camera in anyone's life and document it daily from the age of 21 to 27, there are going to be things that aren't always pretty. ~ Sienna Miller,
1297:It is also in the interests of a tyrant to make his subjects poo...the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting. ~ Aristotle,
1298:Make of thy daily way a pilgrimage,
   For through small joys and griefs thou movst towards God.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1299:On a scale of one to ten, this chick is a fifty, and that’s being generous, in the off her rocker, needs a white jacket and daily pills fucking crazy. ~ Harper Sloan,
1300:One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. —BRUCE LEE ~ Timothy Ferriss,
1301:One thing about us, since I bring our food home on a daily basis, most of it is so fresh you have to make sure it isn’t going to make a run for it. ~ Suzanne Collins,
1302:On those grim days when he felt surrounded by the vacuum of absurdity, he always felt particularly weary. He tried to blame his weariness on the daily ~ Jos Saramago,
1303:Organized religion was not important to him, he said. It was more important how people behaved in their daily lives than what they did on Sunday. ~ Diane Chamberlain,
1304:That's half of what we do our daily lives - we react to our surroundings. Of course, we have to make it entertaining, and we are entertainers. ~ Nicolas Winding Refn,
1305:The real skill of being a writer is being able to take your inspired moments, and make them work as a whole, through the unromantic, daily hard work. ~ Nick Blaemire,
1306:The very first step in nonviolence is that we cultivate in our daily life, as between ourselves, truthfulness, humility, tolerance, loving kindness. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1307:As we do not see squares in nature, I thought that it is man-made. But I have corrected myself. Because squares exist in salt crystals, our daily salt. ~ Josef Albers,
1308:Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you. ~ John Owen,
1309:Duplicity is necessary in daily life, in that it covers many unpleasant things from sight, so they may not disturb the pleasure of others. ~ Edouard Rene de Laboulaye,
1310:establish an effective daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual meeting Rhythm to keep everyone in the loop. Those who pulse faster, grow faster. ~ Verne Harnish,
1311:Have I told you today how incredibly beautiful you are? If I haven't, I deeply apologize. That's something that should be recognized on a daily basis. ~ Jamie McGuire,
1312:I'm totally Italian, but I'm not a diva. If you could see the way I'm dressed in daily life, that's not a diva. Appearances are so not important to me. ~ Patti LuPone,
1313:Men do not wound women only when they act violently and abusively. They wound us when they fail to protect our freedom in every aspect of our daily lives ~ bell hooks,
1314:Never fear. HE is ever looking after you. Do His work and practice sadhana. A little work daily drives away idle thoughts from the mind. ~ Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi,
1315:O grant, that in the trials by which we must be daily exercised, we may raise upwards our minds to thee, and never cease to think that thou art near us; ~ John Calvin,
1316:...sometimes when you need to feel the all-embracing nature of God, paradoxically you need to hang out in the ordinariness, in daily ritual and comfort. ~ Anne Lamott,
1317:The best piece of advice that I remember probably on a daily basis is to accept everything about me that is different. That is what makes me special. ~ Misty Copeland,
1318:The greatest test of Christianity is the wear and tear of daily life; it is like the shining of silver: the more it is rubbed the brighter it grows. ~ Oswald Chambers,
1319:t was almost disappointing because it seemed when stress and madness were eliminated from my daily life there wasn't much left you could depend on. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1320:We walk a ways to a McDonald’s. I’m suddenly ravenous, hungry for something that is not vegetarian or organic or healthy but is bred in a daily misery. ~ Gayle Forman,
1321:When we are in our daily life there is a great deal of friction, conflict between people, the work which we don't like to do, there is a wastage of energy ~ Anonymous,
1322:Whether our lives are magnificent or wretched depends upon our ordering of daily details. We must organize the details into a composition that pleases ~ Ming Dao Deng,
1323:building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
1324:For only with your help shall They come to see–and with no more Than average daily terror– All things for what they are, All things for what they are. ~ Donald Justice,
1325:For this is the great secret, which was known to all educated men in our day: that by what men think, we create the world around us, daily new. ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley,
1326:I'd love to do a musical. I've been known to have a good step or two. I'm half Samoan, you know, and part of our culture is singing and dancing daily. ~ Dwayne Johnson,
1327:It was truly amazing observing how quickly the aristocracy in a society could lose touch with realities the common people dealt with on a daily basis. ~ Mark Henrikson,
1328:Sixteen pages! Full sixteen pages! If you don't want to read, use it to make paper bags.Sell the paper pabs and earn a profit. Here comes today's Daily... ~ Aziz Nesin,
1329:The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. ~ Iris Murdoch,
1330:The cult of productivity has its place, but worshipping at its altar daily robs us of the very capacity for joy and wonder that makes life worth living. ~ Maria Popova,
1331:They weren’t looking for the American Dream, as the narrative usually goes. The children were merely looking for a way out of their daily nightmare. ~ Valeria Luiselli,
1332:this is the great secret, which was known to all educated men in our day: that by what men think, we create the world around us, daily new. And ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley,
1333:This was something I’d never been trained for. There were no military strategies or drills to prepare me for the daily torment of not killing someone. ~ Mary E Pearson,
1334:Training is an active, dynamic process lived out daily in all areas of life- not a rote exercise in memorizing verses and going to church every week. ~ Craig Groeschel,
1335:Truly successful people, those who experience deep happiness daily, are prepared to put off short-term pleasure for the sake of long-term fulfillment. ~ Robin S Sharma,
1336:Was there an outage I didn’t respond to quickly enough? As an IT Operations guy, the career-ending outage is the joke my peers and I tell one another daily. ~ Gene Kim,
1337:We are in the hands of men whose power and wealth have separated them from the reality of daily life and from the imagination. We are right to be afraid. ~ Grace Paley,
1338:And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may livethrough its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes. ~ Khalil Gibran,
1339:Broccoli SIDEKICKS: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, turnips, cauliflower, collards, bok choy, mustard greens, Swiss chard TRY TO EAT: ½ to 1 cup daily ~ Steven G Pratt,
1340:Even though I'm on a show that I love with people that I love - I have basically the dream job - that doesn't mean I'm not getting rejected on a daily basis. ~ Aya Cash,
1341:Everyone needs a spiritual dimension in life. Without a spiritual dimension, it’s very challenging to be with the daily difficulties we all encounter. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1342:he cult of productivity has its place, but worshipping at its altar daily robs us of the very capacity for joy and wonder that makes life worth living... ~ Maria Popova,
1343:His ex-wife, Truly, whom he still occasionally visited, wore various pieces of camo, depending on daily fashion demands—more at Walmart, less at Target. ~ John Sandford,
1344:I do yoga daily as well. I need to start the day with some sort of physical activity. That combined with the meditation clears my mind and energizes me. ~ Melissa Rauch,
1345:If we can look upon our work not for self-benefit,but as a means to benefit society,we will be practicing appreciation and patience in our daily lives. ~ Gautama Buddha,
1346:I get younger people who watch Conan or The Daily Show, but before that it was mostly people who knew me from public radio. Those people are kind of old. ~ Sarah Vowell,
1347:That's why we began calling it the daily soap opera, or it's just the place on radio and TV where Democrat Party agenda is advanced. But it isn't media. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1348:The course of human events is not permanently altered by the great deeds of history, nor by the great men but by the small daily doings of the little men. ~ David Grann,
1349:The Order of the Divine mind, embodied in the Divine Law, is beautiful. What should a man do but try to reproduce it, so far as possible, in his daily life? ~ C S Lewis,
1350:Thought is the source of all wealth, all success, all achievement. Our dominant thoughts determine our individuality, our career, our daily life. ~ Joan Bennett Kennedy,
1351:We suffered failures of imagination just like everyone else, our daring was wanting, and our daily contentment too nearly adequate for us to give it up. ~ Joshua Ferris,
1352:We would dwell with Thee in daily experience here on this earth so that we may be accustomed to the glory when we enter Thy heaven to dwell with Thee there. ~ A W Tozer,
1353:About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks. ~ Sherwood Boehlert,
1354:about the practice of love, as a strength and not a weakness, as a daily answer to the problems that confront us. How is love a practical solution? ~ Marianne Williamson,
1355:All kinds of things can affect your baby’s sleep: teething, sickness, vacations, visitors, vaccinations, or simply disruptions to your daily routine. ~ Elizabeth Pantley,
1356:And like an echo, God often uses the repetitive events and themes in daily life to get my attention and draw me closer to himself." - The Sacred Echo ~ Margaret Feinberg,
1357:An empathetic leader needs to be out in the world, meeting people where they live and seeing how the technology we create affects their daily activities. ~ Satya Nadella,
1358:Daily it is forced home on the mind of the biologist that nothing, not even the wind that blows, is so unstable as the level of the crust of this earth. ~ Charles Darwin,
1359:Don't be afraid of losing a little power in daily associations. People who seek power and knowledge aren't misers. They aren't afraid. That is paranoid. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1360:Food is the daily sacrament of unnecessary goodness, ordained for a continual remembrance that the world will always be more delicious than useful. ~ Robert Farrar Capon,
1361:Have your fun, my dear; but if you must earn your bread, try to make it sweet with cheerfulness, not bitter with the daily regret that it isn't cake. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1362:If Gage kept up this perfect gentleman routine, she was going to have to buy stock in Duracell or Energizer just so she could function on a daily basis. ~ Nicole Edwards,
1363:If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. ~ Nhat Hanh,
1364:I had to wrestle daily with both my inadequacy and my uncontrollable jealousy. I didn't want to kill her, but hoped someone else might do the job for me. ~ David Sedaris,
1365:I live by three simple words: compassion, love and gratitude. We need to act on these three words daily. Doing so will irrevocably change your world. ~ Julian Pencilliah,
1366:It enraged and exhausted me to observe how the common daily life callously demanded its due and devoured the abundance of optimism I had brought with me. ~ Hermann Hesse,
1367:It is also in the interests of the tyrant to make his subjects poor... the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting. ~ Aristotle,
1368:It is restful to leave one's home; not because traveling does not entail varied and difficult daily actions, but because it removes our responsibilities. ~ Andre Maurois,
1369:I try to be mindful in my daily life, trying to stay more present and have more intention. It keeps me calm, and I feel less whipped about by my emotions. ~ China Forbes,
1370:Not to be daily mortifying sin, is to sin against the goodness, kindness, wisdom, grace, and love of God, who hath furnished us with a principle of doing it. ~ John Owen,
1371:Samantha Bee said to me when I first started on the "Daily Show", she was like no - there is no - the only way you'll learn this job is by doing this job. ~ Aasif Mandvi,
1372:There is nothing worse, not even the daily hell of the ghetto, than for a mother to live with such fear and uncertainty about the fates of her children. ~ Georgia Hunter,
1373:Those were just the daily thoughts I’d had about people ever since I could remember. Most nights I fell asleep imagining what they would all look like dead ~ Tillie Cole,
1374:A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles. ~ William Wordsworth,
1375:Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have finished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. ~ Victor Hugo,
1376:I felt that I had been driven from the temple where for nineteen years, along with other believers, I had worshiped the great god News on a daily basis. ~ Walter Cronkite,
1377:On a daily basis there are some huge ones that are, sure, from time to time, but it is helping the reader sort through all this sort of gray stuff out there. ~ Jim Lehrer,
1378:Revere the unity of all-that-is
carry out your daily activities with compassion;
if you do not limit your compassion,
you yourself will not be limited. ~ Lao Tzu,
1379:She stopped feeling like she was nothing more than a consumer, nothing more than the sum of her daily obligations and duties. She was making something ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
1380:That's a very, very touchy subject, domestic violence. I think women don't realize is it's something that's very prevalent. It goes on, on a daily basis. ~ LaToya Jackson,
1381:The messed-up queers Michelle ran with tempted fate daily, were creating a new way to live, new templates for everything – life, death, beauty, aging, art. ~ Michelle Tea,
1382:There are pigs like me that wallow in their destiny, not drawing away from the banality of daily life because they’re enthralled by their own impotence. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
1383:The third petition of the Lord's Prayer is repeated daily by millions who have not the slightest intention of letting anyone's will be done but their own. ~ Aldous Huxley,
1384:The truth, I discovered, is a tree that grows as a man gains access to experience. A child sees the acorn of his daily life, but a man looks back on the oak. ~ Robin Hobb,
1385:This proclamation of intent and entitlement is not something you can do just once and then expect miracles; it’s something you must do daily, forever. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
1386:To enter a room is to move from one environment to another and that, for the teenager, can be traumatic. There be dragons, daily horrors from acne to zit. ~ Frank McCourt,
1387:Whether before breakfast or after, morning or evening, the point is we must all arrange our schedules to provide for this daily intake of the Word of God. ~ Jerry Bridges,
1388:A financially healthy company is a result of a series of small daily financial wins, not one big moment. Profitability isn’t an event; it’s a habit. WHY ~ Mike Michalowicz,
1389:As an avid photographer, I also took advantage of the latest technology in photography - digital photography - to post photos on my website on a daily basis. ~ Tipper Gore,
1390:Chocolate is the greatest gift to women ever created, next to the likes of Paul Newman and Gene Kelly. It's something that should be had on a daily basis. ~ Sandra Bullock,
1391:For this is the great secret, which was known to all educated men in our day: that by what men think, we create the world around us, daily new. And ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley,
1392:Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. ~ Victor Hugo,
1393:In estimating the adversities of life, we would seldom have much reason to complain of the evils we suffer, did we understand the dangers we daily escape. ~ Norm MacDonald,
1394:In order to be happy, human beings must feel they are continuing to grow. Clearly, we must adopt the concept of continuous improvement as a daily principle. ~ Tony Robbins,
1395:Let the credulous and the vulgar continue to believe that all mental woes can be cured by a daily application of old Greek myths to their private parts. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1396:My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine, and do it on a daily basis. ~ Emeril Lagasse,
1397:The gym is somewhere you can go to just forget for an hour what you do for a living, what you are doing on a daily basis. You just turn up and get on with it. ~ Luke Evans,
1398:They are . . .
in their own, unspectacular way, to which no ballads are written or dings sung, in a domestic, daily, live-being-lived way,
. . . happy ~ Claire North,
1399:They are . . .
in their own, unspectacular way, to which no ballads are written or songs sung, in a domestic, daily, life-being-lived way,
. . . happy ~ Claire North,
1400:Truly enlightened people, those who experience deep happiness daily, are prepared to put off short-term pleasure for the sake of long-term fulfillment. So ~ Robin S Sharma,
1401:You can't expect to work for the Daily Mail group and have the rest of society treat with you respect as a useful member of society, because you are not. ~ Ken Livingstone,
1402:For me, once I count the band in, and I delve deep into my song, I feel a certain sort of integrity and integration that I rarely find in my daily life. ~ Bruce Springsteen,
1403:He had no idea of how long his life would one day seem to have gone on; how daily present the absence of love would come to feel. “Just watch me,” he said. ~ Michael Chabon,
1404:If you are looking for vocations, as a community have adoration every day. Once the Missionaries of Charity started daily adoration, their vocations doubled ~ Mother Teresa,
1405:I like to dress up and put on a nice suit for a party or a special event; I do enjoy it, but on a daily basis I wear stuff that I feel comfortable in. ~ Alexander Skarsgard,
1406:Imagine the protective effects of eating adequate amounts of the top three super food groups together—cruciferous greens, mushrooms, and onions—almost daily. ~ Joel Fuhrman,
1407:I'm constantly running away from everything. I'm running away from things on a daily basis. I run away from relationships. I run away from responsibilities. ~ Norman Reedus,
1408:In a world that daily disconnects further from truth, more and more people accept the virtual in place of the real, and all things virtual are also malleable. ~ Dean Koontz,
1409:I sometimes pray not for self-knowledge in general but for just so much self knowledge at the moment as I can bear and use at the moment; the little daily dose. ~ C S Lewis,
1410:I used to think hard work made me come alive, honestly. I used to have a daily work schedule with millions of things on it and I thought, "This is wonderful!" ~ Li Bingbing,
1411:Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. ~ Stephen Covey,
1412:The daily sight of her is going to be a torment, like God torturing Moses with a glimpse of Zion from the top of Mount Pisgah every single day of his life. ~ Michael Chabon,
1413:Worship plays a major role in the Christian daily life. Throughout Scripture we see worship from David dancing before the Lord to Jesus rejoicing in the Spirit. ~ T D Jakes,
1414:I saw my body and my daily motions as brief coherences and articulations of the energy of the place, which would fall back into it like leaves in the autumn. ~ Wendell Berry,
1415:I was a fan of "The Daily Show" I watched it,I never imagined being on it, but I figured I would just go down there and do my best Stephen Colbert impression. ~ Aasif Mandvi,
1416:I will march on in the path of nature till my legs sink under me, and then I shall be at rest, and expire into that air which has given me my daily breath. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1417:I worried that I wouldn’t be allowed in the Daily Standard’s imposing, marble-halled building. But on this day, it seemed even a sweaty, huffing girl ~ Laura Marx Fitzgerald,
1418:My family lives all around me. We see each other daily. It's very, very complicated. I think that families hold us together and they split us apart. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
1419:Outdoors we are confronted everywhere with wonders; we see that the miraculous is not extraordinary, but the common mode of existence. It is our daily bread. ~ Wendell Berry,
1420:The happiness you are searching for comes through reflecting on the worthy aims you are dedicated to achieving and then taking action daily to advance them. ~ Robin S Sharma,
1421:What is the true test of character unless it be its progressive development in the bustle and turmoil, in the action and reaction of daily life. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1422:giving students appropriate amounts of control over their daily lives at school helps diminish the effects of chronic and acute stress and increases engagement. ~ Eric Jensen,
1423:Her heart of compressed ash, which had resisted the most telling blows of daily reality without strain, fell apart with the first waves of nostalgia. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
1424:If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead. ~ Luis Bunuel,
1425:If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead. ~ Luis Bu uel,
1426:I have found no better way than to value and savor the sacredness of daily living, to rely on repetition, the humdrum rhythm which heals and steadies. ~ Gunilla Brodde Norris,
1427:People should go about their daily lives, to work, to live, to travel, to shop, to do the things people did in the same way as they did them before 11 September. ~ Tony Blair,
1428:Stop seeing the obstacles you face as reasons why you can't do something. See them as a reason why you can. And celebrate your accomplishments on a daily basis. ~ Ali Vincent,
1429:The chief characteristics of my childhood were an aching loneliness and the daily struggle to avoid a bleakness of spirit that unrelieved loneliness can foment. ~ Dean Koontz,
1430:There are three things I commit to on a daily basis: Exercising for an hour a day, tops. Never skipping meals. And accepting the size and shape I was born with. ~ Paula Abdul,
1431:To not be photographed daily, even by oneself, to not be recorded and videoed and dispersed into the turbulent winds of the net, was to court nonexistence. ~ David Cronenberg,
1432:We cannot live, we cannot look at the truth about ourselves without letting ourselves be looked at and generated by Christ in daily Eucharistic Adoration. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
1433:We must make haste then, not only because we are daily nearer to death, but also because the conception of things and the understanding of them cease first. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1434:when you create a daily spiritual practice, you are basically taking the time to remind yourself that you deserve to be supported and you deserve miracles. Spirit ~ Kyle Gray,
1435:When you're a woman, you have to work harder to get a laugh... I follow so many hilarious women on Twitter. It's a daily reminder that women get to be funny. ~ Rainbow Rowell,
1436:Accustom yourself gradually to carry Prayer into all your daily occupation - speak, act, work in peace, as if you were in prayer, as indeed you ought to be. ~ Francois Fenelon,
1437:Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts. ~ William Gibson,
1438:He grows daily more capable of following any inspiration without technical effort, and also of letting inspiration come to him through meticulous observation. ~ Eugen Herrigel,
1439:I am sick of reading on Daily Mail message boards that I am 'one of these foul-mouthed modern comedians' when I am absolutely not. Honestly, who are these cunts? ~ Stewart Lee,
1440:Ideologies, however appealing, cannot shape the whole structure of perceptions and conduct unless they are embedded in daily experiences that confirm them. ~ Christopher Lasch,
1441:If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1442:It won't make for a quiet life but it will make for an interesting paper vastly more significant because it is doing something only a daily paper can do. ~ Kingman Brewster Jr,
1443:One of the more unpleasant aspects of living in New York City is how daily proximity to wealth and glamour can instill a desire for it where none existed before. ~ Kate Bolick,
1444:Sports and athletics can be a path in Zen, in concordance with daily practice of zazen meditation. You need to move with your spirit, not just with your body. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1445:Submit to a daily practice. Your loyalty to that is a ring at the door. Keep knocking, and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who's there. ~ Rumi,
1446:The news of the discovery spread fast all over the country, and inquisitive enquiries mingled with congratulations from this moment became the daily programme. ~ Howard Carter,
1447:There is a purpose in life--to raise men nearer to the likeness of God. Whoever seeks that ideal, daily, finds joy; and in no other way can true joy be found. ~ John A Widtsoe,
1448:We must make haste, then, not only because we are daily nearer to death, but also because the conception of things and the understanding of them cease first. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1449:We start by working with the monsters in our mind. Then we develop the wisdom and compassion to communicate sanely with the threats and fears of our daily life. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
1450:You cannot be Christians without working continuously at being righteous.” — Pope Francis, during his Oct. 30 homily at daily Mass at his residence in the Vatican. ~ Anonymous,
1451:A man must earn his daily bread by some means some-where, and if his bread fails to nourish his soul, at least his body will be nourished while his soul suffers. ~ Jos Saramago,
1452:By confronting us with irreducible mysteries that stretch our daily vision to include infinity, nature opens an inviting and guiding path toward a spiritual life. ~ Thomas More,
1453:Develop a can-do-spirit and be sure you are not suppressed by the naysayers whose daily actions are meant to discourage you from achieving what you believe. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1454:"Do not permit the events of your daily lives to bind you, but never withdraw yourselves from them. Only by acting thus can you earn the title of 'A Liberated One.'" ~ Huang Po,
1455:Fascists despised the small truths of daily existence, loved slogans that resonated like a new religion, and preferred creative myths to history or journalism. ~ Timothy Snyder,
1456:Genius is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration.” To make great ideas a reality, we must act, experiment, fail, adapt, and learn on a daily basis. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
1457:If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
1458:Ive never really played everyday people. Ive played realist roles, but not mere daily life. There was always something incredible happening to my characters ~ Sandrine Bonnaire,
1459:Liberty is no heirloom. It requires the daily bread of self-denial, the salt of law and, above all, the backbone of acknowledging responsibility for our deeds. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
1460:Most neuroses and some psychoses can be traced to the unnecessary and unhealthy habit of daily wallowing in the troubles and sins of five billion strangers. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1461:Nothing is more natural than grief, no emotion more common to our daily experience. It's an innate response to loss in a world where everything is impermanent. ~ Stephen Levine,
1462:Only a daily renewed astonishment at things as they are can save us from the idols; it is our love of real processes and actual beings that keeps us sane. ~ Robert Farrar Capon,
1463:Portraits Are To Daily Faces
Portraits are to daily faces
As an Evening West,
To a fine, pedantic sunshine—
In a satin Vest!
~ Emily Dickinson,
1464:Set daily, monthly and long term goals and dreams. Don't ever be afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve it. ~ Nastia Liukin,
1465:Some had the custom of receiving the Eucharist daily, some twice a week, some on the Lord's day, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, some only on the Lord's Day. ~ Martin Chemnitz,
1466:Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous... I define vulnerability as emotional risk, exposure, uncertainty. It fuels our daily lives. ~ Brene Brown,
1467:We daily witness the beneficial effect produced to the community by the institution of premiums, held out to encourage the inventions of ingenious mechanics. ~ Joseph Lancaster,
1468:All of us, Terkel concluded, are looking for “daily meaning as well as daily bread . . . for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying. ~ Angela Duckworth,
1469:Amidst one's daily clutter, one doesn't usually reflect on the splendour of being free because - naturally - one has to get on with the business of living. ~ Upamanyu Chatterjee,
1470:It seemed that we loved each other better when there were large swaths of two continents between us. The daily work of love was often hard to perform at home. ~ Aleksandar Hemon,
1471:Once your baby tree is in the ground, check it daily, because the first three years are critical. Remember that you are your tree's only friend in a hostile world. ~ Hope Jahren,
1472:One, the observable, external life, grew every day more horrible. The other, the life we lived with God, grew daily better, truth upon truth, glory upon glory. ~ Corrie ten Boom,
1473:Such programs fail to recognize that turning innovation or change into an event rather than part of our daily work can never produce significant or lasting results. ~ Jez Humble,
1474:The fact that I am no longer tormented by your proximity, or presented with daily evidence of my inability to have the one thing I truly want, has not healed me. It ~ Jojo Moyes,
1475:There are moments when a man's imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny. ~ Edith Wharton,
1476:The sacrifice of selfish privacy which is daily demanded of us is daily repaid a hundredfold in the true growth of personality which the life of the Body encourages. ~ C S Lewis,
1477:To cure worry, spend fifteen minutes daily filling your mind full of God. Worry is just a very bad mental habit. You can change any habit with God's help. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
1478:Treating others with kindness, consideration, and respect was timeless. All should be aware of how their actions affect others in their daily lives. Marriage ~ Mary Alice Monroe,
1479:We must recall the most important of humanity guidelines: Be polite. Being polite is possibly the greatest daily contribution everyone can make to life on Earth. ~ Caitlin Moran,
1480:"Yield" was completed in 1997 and released in 1998. In the spring of 1997, I had made a decision to stop taking medications that I had been taking daily since 1988. ~ Jack Irons,
1481:A meaningful life is made up of a series of daily acts of decency and kindness, which, ironically, add up to something truly great over the course of a lifetime. ~ Robin S Sharma,
1482:At the millennium we partied like it was 1999. And then we had a 10 year bathtub tequila hangover, man. Just hugging the metaphorical toilet on a daily basis. ~ Christopher Titus,
1483:Balaam in his wrath hardly seems to notice the miraculous gift of speech but responds as though he were accustomed to having daily domestic wrangles with his asses ~ Robert Alter,
1484:It gives a man character as a poet to have a daily contact with a job. I doubt whether I've lost a thing by leading an exceedingly regular and disciplined life. ~ Wallace Stevens,
1485:Lord, today I ask for a renewed sense of purpose in my smaller daily choices, knowing that how I spend each moment is how I live my life. Every choice matters. ~ Stormie Omartian,
1486:Nothing can preserve you from carelessness or make it possible for you to persevere in living, powerful prayer, except daily close fellowship with Jesus our Lord. ~ Andrew Murray,
1487:Painting pictures is simply the official, the daily work, the profession, and in the case of the watercolours I can sooner afford to follow my mood, my spirits. ~ Gerhard Richter,
1488:The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends, and family, in one's backyard. ~ Abraham H Maslow,
1489:The ideal view for daily writing, hour for hour, is the blank brick wall of a cold-storage warehouse. Failing this, a stretch of sky will do, cloudless if possible. ~ Edna Ferber,
1490:There are moments when a man's imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level, and surveys the long windings of destiny. ~ Edith Wharton,
1491:Time slowly begins to move. Even as we begin to awaken to mundane daily life... I don't want us to forget... the sadness of living on the backs of unseen sacrifices. ~ Kaori Yuki,
1492:We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead. ~ Albert Camus,
1493:we must set aside old notions and embrace fresh ones; and, as we learn, we must be daily unlearning something which it has cost us no small labour and anxiety to acquire. ~ Homer,
1494:Baseball didn't really get into my blood until I knocked off that hitting streak. Getting a daily hit became more important to me than eating, drinking or sleeping. ~ Joe DiMaggio,
1495:He had no idea of how long his life would one day seem to have gone on; how daily present the absence of love would come to feel.

“Just watch me,” he said. ~ Michael Chabon,
1496:How can I ever repay you for what you've given me? A daily opportunity to change the world for the better simply by spending time with the person I love the most. ~ Dallas Clayton,
1497:How can I make Sri Aurobindo's influence living and dynamic in my daily activities?

   Be perfectly sincere and He will answer your call.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I,
1498:I may attempt a novel. I think that no matter what you write, it requires being honest with oneself, and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life. ~ Iris Chang,
1499:In the 21st Century, I'd like to think women have the right to live lives free of both sexual violence and daily harassment, as well as any other form of inequality. ~ Laura Bates,
1500:It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them. ~ Dalai Lama,

IN CHAPTERS [150/656]

  209 Integral Yoga
  123 Poetry
   51 Yoga
   46 Occultism
   46 Christianity
   29 Philosophy
   26 Fiction
   15 Mysticism
   14 Psychology
   8 Hinduism
   7 Philsophy
   7 Mythology
   5 Science
   4 Education
   2 Sufism
   2 Kabbalah
   2 Integral Theory
   2 Baha i Faith
   1 Zen
   1 Theosophy
   1 Thelema
   1 Buddhism
   1 Alchemy

  125 Sri Aurobindo
   90 The Mother
   60 Satprem
   36 Sri Ramakrishna
   35 William Wordsworth
   26 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   25 Aleister Crowley
   21 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   21 H P Lovecraft
   12 Nirodbaran
   11 Walt Whitman
   11 Robert Browning
   10 Swami Krishnananda
   10 James George Frazer
   10 Carl Jung
   9 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   8 William Butler Yeats
   8 Saint John of Climacus
   8 Rudolf Steiner
   8 Plotinus
   7 Vyasa
   7 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   7 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   7 Anonymous
   7 Aldous Huxley
   6 Rabindranath Tagore
   6 Plato
   6 Ovid
   6 A B Purani
   5 Saint Teresa of Avila
   4 Thubten Chodron
   4 John Keats
   4 Henry David Thoreau
   3 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
   3 R Buckminster Fuller
   3 Jordan Peterson
   3 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   3 George Van Vrekhem
   2 Swami Vivekananda
   2 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Rainer Maria Rilke
   2 Rabbi Moses Luzzatto
   2 Mahendranath Gupta
   2 Kabir
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Jacopone da Todi
   2 H. P. Lovecraft
   2 Friedrich Nietzsche
   2 Baha u llah

   38 Record of Yoga
   35 Wordsworth - Poems
   35 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   21 Lovecraft - Poems
   19 Savitri
   15 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   12 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   12 Magick Without Tears
   12 Liber ABA
   12 Agenda Vol 01
   11 City of God
   11 Browning - Poems
   10 Whitman - Poems
   10 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   10 The Golden Bough
   10 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   10 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   9 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   8 Yeats - Poems
   8 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   8 The Bible
   7 Vishnu Purana
   7 The Perennial Philosophy
   7 Shelley - Poems
   7 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   7 Emerson - Poems
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 Talks
   6 Tagore - Poems
   6 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   6 Metamorphoses
   6 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   6 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   5 The Way of Perfection
   5 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   5 Questions And Answers 1956
   5 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   5 On the Way to Supermanhood
   5 On Education
   5 Letters On Yoga IV
   5 Letters On Yoga II
   5 Agenda Vol 02
   4 Words Of Long Ago
   4 Walden
   4 Vedic and Philological Studies
   4 The Problems of Philosophy
   4 The Future of Man
   4 Questions And Answers 1955
   4 Prayers And Meditations
   4 Letters On Yoga I
   4 Keats - Poems
   4 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   4 Agenda Vol 13
   4 Agenda Vol 08
   4 Agenda Vol 04
   4 Agenda Vol 03
   3 Words Of The Mother I
   3 The Secret Of The Veda
   3 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   3 The Human Cycle
   3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   3 Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking
   3 Some Answers From The Mother
   3 Questions And Answers 1953
   3 Preparing for the Miraculous
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   3 Maps of Meaning
   3 Essays Divine And Human
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   3 Anonymous - Poems
   3 Amrita Gita
   3 Agenda Vol 11
   3 Agenda Vol 10
   3 Agenda Vol 05
   3 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   2 Words Of The Mother III
   2 The Phenomenon of Man
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 Rilke - Poems
   2 Questions And Answers 1954
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   2 Letters On Poetry And Art
   2 Hymn of the Universe
   2 General Principles of Kabbalah
   2 Faust
   2 Essays On The Gita
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   2 Collected Poems
   2 Agenda Vol 06

000 - Humans in Universe, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  electromagnetic, photosynthetic, chemical, and biological products of the daily
  energy income initially produced by Sun and gravity. Industry, retooled from

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  About his parents Sri Ramakrishna once said: "My mother was the personification of rectitude and gentleness. She did not know much about the ways of the world; innocent of the art of concealment, she would say what was in her mind. People loved her for her open-heartedness. My father, an orthodox brahmin, never accepted gifts from the sudras. He spent much of his time in worship and meditation, and in repeating God's name and chanting His glories. Whenever in his daily prayers he invoked the Goddess Gayatri, his chest flushed and tears rolled down his cheeks. He spent his leisure hours making garlands for the Family Deity, Raghuvir."
  Khudiram Chattopadhyaya and Chandra Devi, the parents of Sri Ramakrishna, were married in 1799. At that time Khudiram was living in his ancestral village of Dereypore, not far from Kamarpukur. Their first son, Ramkumar, was born in 1805, and their first daughter, Katyayani, in 1810. In 1814 Khudiram was ordered by his landlord to bear false witness in court against a neighbour. When he refused to do so, the landlord brought a false case against him and deprived him of his ancestral property. Thus dispossessed, he arrived, at the invitation of another landlord, in the quiet village of Kamarpukur, where he was given a dwelling and about an acre of fertile land. The crops from this little property were enough to meet his family's simple needs. Here he lived in simplicity, dignity, and contentment.
   In the twelve Siva temples are installed the emblems of the Great God of renunciation in His various aspects, worshipped daily with proper rites. Siva requires few articles of worship. White flowers and bel-leaves and a little Ganges water offered with devotion are enough to satisfy the benign Deity and win from Him the boon of liberation.
   Sri Ramakrishna used to say that when the flower blooms the bees come to it for honey of their own accord. Now many souls began to visit Dakshineswar to satisfy their spiritual hunger. He, the devotee and aspirant, became the Master. Gauri, the great scholar who had been one of the first to proclaim Sri Ramakrishna an Incarnation of God, paid the Master a visit in 1870 and with the Master's blessings renounced the world. Narayan Shastri, another great pundit, who had mastered the six systems of Hindu philosophy and had been offered a lucrative post by the Maharaja of Jaipur, met the Master and recognized in him one who had realized in life those ideals which he himself had encountered merely in books. Sri Ramakrishna initiated Narayan Shastri, at his earnest request, into the life of sannyas. Pundit Padmalochan, the court pundit of the Maharaja of Burdwan, well known for his scholarship in both the Vedanta and the Nyaya systems of philosophy, accepted the Master as an Incarnation of God. Krishnakishore, a Vedantist scholar, became devoted to the Master. And there arrived Viswanath Upadhyaya, who was to become a favourite devotee; Sri Ramakrishna always addressed him as "Captain". He was a high officer of the King of Nepal and had received the title of Colonel in recognition of his merit. A scholar of the Gita, the Bhagavata, and the Vedanta philosophy, he daily performed the worship of his Chosen Deity with great devotion. "I have read the Vedas and the other scriptures", he said. "I have also met a good many monks and devotees in different places. But it is in Sri Ramakrishna's presence that my spiritual yearnings have been fulfilled. To me he seems to be the embodiment of the truths of the scriptures."
   The Knowledge of Brahman in nirvikalpa samadhi had convinced Sri Ramakrishna that the gods of the different religions are but so many readings of the Absolute, and that the Ultimate Reality could never be expressed by human tongue. He understood that all religions lead their devotees by differing paths to one and the same goal. Now he became eager to explore some of the alien religions; for with him understanding meant actual experience.
   Jogindranath came of an aristocratic brahmin family of Dakshineswar. His father and relatives shared the popular mistrust of Sri Ramakrishna's sanity. At a very early age the boy developed religious tendencies, spending two or three hours daily in meditation, and his meeting with Sri Ramakrishna deepened his desire for the realization of God. He had a perfect horror of marriage. But at the earnest request of his mother he had had to yield, and he now believed that his spiritual future was doomed. So he kept himself away from the Master.
   Sri Ramakrishna employed a ruse to bring Jogindra to him. As soon as the disciple entered the room, the Master rushed forward to meet the young man. Catching hold of the disciple's hand, he said: "What if you have married? Haven't I too married? What is there to be afraid of in that?" Touching his own chest he said: "If this [meaning himself] is propitious, then even a hundred thousand marriages cannot injure you. If you desire to lead a householder's life, then bring your wife here one day, and I shall see that she becomes a real companion in your spiritual progress. But if you want to lead a monastic life, then I shall eat up your attachment to the world." Jogin was dumbfounded at these words. He received new strength, and his spirit of renunciation was re-established.
   One early morning at three o'clock, about a year later, Gopal Ma was about to finish her daily devotions, when she was startled to find Sri Ramakrishna sitting on her left, with his right hand clenched, like the hand of the image of Gopala. She was amazed and caught hold of the hand, whereupon the figure vanished and in its place appeared the real Gopala, her Ideal Deity. She cried aloud with joy. Gopala begged her for butter. She pleaded her poverty and gave Him some dry coconut candies. Gopala, sat on her lap, snatched away her rosary, jumped on her shoulders, and moved all about the room. As soon as the day broke she hastened to Dakshineswar like an insane woman. Of course Gopala accompanied her, resting His head on her shoulder. She clearly saw His tiny ruddy feet hanging over her breast. She entered Sri Ramakrishna's room. The Master had fallen into samadhi. Like a child, he sat on her lap, and she began to feed him with butter, cream, and other delicacies. After some time he regained consciousness and returned to his bed. But the mind of Gopala's Mother was still roaming in another plane. She was steeped in bliss. She saw Gopala frequently entering the Master's body and again coming out of it. When she returned to her hut, still in a dazed condition, Gopala accompanied her.
   She spent about two months in uninterrupted communion with God, the Baby Gopala never leaving her for a moment. Then the intensity of her vision was lessened; had it not been, her body would have perished. The Master spoke highly of her exalted spiritual condition and said that such vision of God was a rare thing for ordinary mortals. The fun-loving Master one day confronted the critical Narendranath with this simple-minded woman. No two could have presented a more striking contrast. The Master knew of Narendra's lofty contempt for all visions, and he asked the old lady to narrate her experiences to Narendra. With great hesitation she told him her story. Now and then she interrupted her maternal chatter to ask Narendra: "My son, I am a poor ignorant woman. I don't understand anything. You are so learned. Now tell me if these visions of Gopala are true." As Narendra listened to the story he was profoundly moved. He said, "Yes, mother, they are quite true." Behind his cynicism Narendra, too, possessed a heart full of love and tenderness.

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    Die daily.
     wood pulp, and thereon the daily Newspaper was

0.00 - THE GOSPEL PREFACE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  But, all doctrinal writing is in some measure formal and impersonal, while the autobiographer tends to omit what he regards as trifling matters and suffers from the further disadvantage of being unable to say how he strikes other people and in what way he affects their lives. Moreover, most saints have left neither writings nor self-portraits, and for knowledge of their lives, their characters and their teachings, we are forced to rely upon the records made by their disciples who, in most cases, have proved themselves singularly incompetent as reporters and biographers. Hence the special interest attaching to this enormously detailed account of the daily life and conversations of Sri Ramakrishna.
  "M", as the author modestly styles himself, was peculiarly qualified for his task. To a reverent love for his master, to a deep and experiential knowledge of that master's teaching, he added a prodigious memory for the small happenings of each day and a happy gift for recording them in an interesting and realistic way. Making good use of his natural gifts and of the circumstances in which he found himself, "M" produced a book unique, so far as my knowledge goes, in the literature of hagiography. No other saint has had so able and indefatigable a Boswell. Never have the small events of a contemplative's daily life been described with such a wealth of intimate detail. Never have the casual and unstudied utterances of a great religious teacher been set down with so minute a fidelity. To Western readers, it is true, this fidelity and this wealth of detail are sometimes a trifle disconcerting; for the social, religious and intellectual frames of reference within which Sri Ramakrishna did his thinking and expressed his feelings were entirely Indian. But after the first few surprises and bewilderments, we begin to find something peculiarly stimulating and instructive about the very strangeness and, to our eyes, the eccentricity of the man revealed to us in "M's" narrative. What a scholastic philosopher would call the "accidents" of Ramakrishna's life were intensely Hindu and therefore, so far as we in the West are concerned, unfamiliar and hard to understand; its "essence", however, was intensely mystical and therefore universal. To read through these conversations in which mystical doctrine alternates with an unfamiliar kind of humour, and where discussions of the oddest aspects of Hindu mythology give place to the most profound and subtle utterances about the nature of Ultimate Reality, is in itself a liberal, education in humility, tolerance and suspense of judgment. We must be grateful to the translator for his excellent version of a book so curious and delightful as a biographical document, so precious, at the same time, for what it teaches us of the life of the spirit.
  I have made a literal translation, omitting only a few pages of no particular interest to English-speaking readers. Often literary grace has been sacrificed for the sake of literal translation. No translation can do full justice to the original. This difficulty is all the more felt in the present work, whose contents are of a deep mystical nature and describe the inner experiences of a great seer. Human language is an altogether inadequate vehicle to express supersensuous perception. Sri Ramakrishna was almost illiterate. He never clothed his thoughts in formal language. His words sought to convey his direct realization of Truth. His conversation was in a village patois. Therein lies its charm. In order to explain to his listeners an abstruse philosophy, he, like Christ before him, used with telling effect homely parables and illustrations, culled from his observation of the daily life around him.
  The reader will find mentioned in this work many visions and experiences that fall outside the ken of physical science and even psychology. With the development of modern knowledge the border line between the natural and the supernatural is ever shifting its position. Genuine mystical experiences are not as suspect now as they were half a century ago. The words of Sri Ramakrishna have already exerted a tremendous influence in the land of his birth. Savants of Europe have found in his words the ring of universal truth.

0.00 - The Wellspring of Reality, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  Living upon the threshold between yesterday and tomorrow, which threshold we reflexively assumed in some long ago yesterday to constitute an eternal now, we are aware of the daily-occurring, vast multiplication of experience generated information by which we potentially may improve our understanding of our yesterdays' experiences and therefrom derive our most farsighted preparedness for successive tomorrows.
  Anticipating, cooperating with, and employing the forces of nature can be accomplished only by the mind. The wisdom manifest in the omni-interorderliness of the family of generalized principles operative in Universe can be employed only by the highest integrity of engagement of the mind's metaphysical intuiting and formulating capabilities.

0.03 - III - The Evening Sittings, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   Very often some news-item in the daily newspaper, town-gossip, or some interesting letter received either by him or by a disciple, or a question from one of the gathering, occasionally some remark or query from himself would set the ball rolling for the talk. The whole thing was so informal that one could never predict the turn the conversation would take. The whole house therefore was in a mood to enjoy the freshness and the delight of meeting the unexpected. There were peals of laughter and light talk, jokes and criticism which might be called personal, there was seriousness and earnestness in abundance.
   These sittings, in fact, furnished Sri Aurobindo with an occasion to admit and feel the outer atmosphere and that of the group living with him. It brought to him the much-needed direct contact of the mental and vital make-up of the disciples, enabling him to act on the atmosphere in general and on the individual in particular. He could thus help to remould their mental make-up by removing the limitations of their minds and opinions, and correct temperamental tendencies and formations. Thus, these sittings contributed at least partly to the creation of an atmosphere amenable to the working of the Higher Consciousness. Far more important than the actual talk and its content was the personal contact, the influence of the Master, and the divine atmosphere he emanated; for through his outer personality it was the Divine Consciousness that he allowed to act. All along behind the outer manifestation that appeared human, there was the influence and presence of the Divine.

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  without the possibility of seeing me daily, what contact will you
  have with me in the present state of your consciousness? Are

0.09 - Letters to a Young Teacher, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  and one little trifles of daily life which have to be thrown
  away once they have served their purpose, as for example matchboxes, pencils, toothbrushes, combs, even the

01.01 - The Symbol Dawn, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All sprang to their unvarying daily acts;
  The thousand peoples of the soil and tree
  The daily oblation of her unwept tears.

01.03 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Souls Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Aims too sublime for Nature's daily will:
  The gifts of the spirit crowding came to him;
  His daily thoughts looked up to the True and One,
  His commonest doings welled from an inner Light.

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Absorbed in a routine of daily acts,
  Our eyes are fixed on an external scene;

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  are - by regular, daily exercise. Above all, turn towards the
  Divine Force in a sincere aspiration and implore It to deliver
  step-by-step programme for me to follow daily?
  The mechanical regularity of a fixed programme is indispensable

0 1955-04-04, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   When I am not immediately engrossed in work, I have to confront a thousand little temptations and daily difficulties that come from my contact with other beings and a life that does indeed remain in life. Here, even more, there is the feeling of an impossible struggle, and all these little difficulties seem to gnaw away at me; scarcely has one hole been filled when another opens up, or the same one reappears, and there is never any real victoryone has constantly to begin everything again. Finally, it seems to me that I really live only one hour a day, during the evening distribution at the playground.2 It is scarcely a life and scarcely a sadhana!
   Consequently, I understand much better now why in the traditional yogas one settled all these difficulties once and for all by escaping from the world, without bothering to transform a life that seems so untransformable.
   By continuing this daily little ant-like struggle and by having to confront the same desires, the same distractions every day, it seems to me I am wasting my energy in vain. Sri Aurobindos Yoga, which is meant to include life, is so difficult that one should come to it only after having already established the solid base of a concrete divine realization. That is why I want to ask you if I should not withdraw for a certain time, to Almora,3 for example, to Brewsters place,4 to live in solitude, silence, meditation, far away from people, work and temptations, until a beginning of Light and Realization is concretized in me. Once this solid base is acquired, it would be easier for me to resume my work and the struggle here for the true transformation of the outer being. But to want to transform this outer being without having fully illumined the inner being seems to me to be putting the cart before the horse, or at least condemning myself to a pitiless and endless battle in which the best of my forces are fruitlessly consumed.
   In all sincerity, I must say that when I was at Brewsters place in Almora, I felt very near to that state in which the Light must surge forth. I quite understand the imperfection of this process, which involves fleeing from difficulties, but this would only be a stage, a strategic retreat, as it were.

0 1956-03-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Mother appeared on her balcony daily at about 6 a.m. to give a few moments of meditation to her disciples before the beginning of the day's work.

0 1958-12-24, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Swami told me that the mantra to Durga is intended to pierce through into the subconscient. To complement this work, he does his pujas to Kali, and finally one of his friends, X, the High Priest of the temple in Rameswaram (who presided over my initiation and has great occult powers), has undertaken to say a very powerful mantra over me daily, for a period of eight days, to extirpate the dark forces from my subconscious. The operation already began four days ago. While reciting his mantra, he holds a glass of water in his hand, then he makes me drink it. It seems that on the eighth day, if the enemy has been trapped, this water turns yellow then the operation is over and the poisoned water is thrown out. (I tell you all this because I prefer that you know.) In any event, I like X very much, he is a very luminous, very good man. If I am not delivered after all this!
   In truth, I believe only in the Grace. My mantra and all the rest seem to me only little tricks to try to win over your Grace.

0 1959-01-06, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   X continues his work on me daily; it is to last 41 days in all. He told me that he wants to undo the things of several births. When it is over, he will explain it all to me. I do not know how to tell you how luminous and good this man is, he is a very great soul. He is also giving me Sanskrit lessons, and little by little, each evening, speaks to me of the Tantra.
   His action upon you is to continue for another five days, after which he is positive that you will be entirely saved. According to him, it is indeed a magic attack originating in Pondicherry, and perhaps even from someone in the Ashram!! He told me that this evil person would finally be forced to appear before you I am learning many interesting things from him.

0 1959-01-14, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   This morning, X told me that he would be most happy to continue his action upon you if it would help your work; he has continued it anyway, even after knowing that the malefic influence was expelled from the Ashram. By the way, X told me that this evil spirit is continuing to circle around the Ashram, but beyond its borders. Therefore, if you agree, it would be necessary for him to come to Pondicherry one of these days to come to grips directly with the evil one and finish him off in such a way that he can no longer come to disturb the sadhaks, or your work, upon the slightest pretext. Then X could force this spirit to appear before him, and thereby free the atmosphere from its influence. Anyway, this trip to Pondicherry would not take place in the near future, and it would be easy to give him an official excuse: seminars on the Tantra Shastra that will interest all the Sanskritists at the Ashram. Moreover, Xs work would be done quietly in his room when he does his daily puja. From here, from Rameswaram, it is rather difficult to attract Pondicherrys atmosphere and do the work with precision. Of course, nothing will be done without your express consent. Swami is writing you on his own to tell you of the revelation that X received from his [deceased] guru concerning your experience and the schemings of certain Ashram members.
   In this regard, perhaps you know that X is the tenth in the line of Bhaskaraya (my spelling of this name is perhaps not correct), the great Tantric of whom you had a vision, who could comm and the coming of Kali along with all her warriors. It is from X that Swami received his initiation.

0 1959-04-23, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I hope you wrote to X that it is agreed, that we expect him with his family early in the morning of the 30th, and that I am looking forward to our daily morning meditation during his stay.
   Do tell him that all is well, that we are awaiting his arrival and that I am looking forward to these meditations.

0 1960-01-28, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Of course, things are now going better, especially since Sri Aurobindo became established in the subtle physical, an almost material subtle physical.2 But there are still plenty of question marks The body understands once, and then it forgets. The Enemys opposition is nothing, for I can see clearly that it comes from outside and that its hostile, so I do whats necessary. But where the difficulty lies is in all the small things of daily material lifesuddenly the body no longer understands, it forgets.
   Yet its HAPPY. It loves doing the work, it lives only for thatto change, to transform itself is its reason for being. And its such a docile instrument, so full of good will! Once it even started wailing like a baby: O Lord, give me the time, the time to be transformed It has such a simple fervor for the work, but it needs timetime, thats it. It wants to live only to conquer, to win the Lords Victory.3

0 1960-08-27, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   We should not allow all this to upset us. There is but one thing to doremain in a state of constant peace, constant equanimity, for things are not they are not very pleasant. Oh, if you only knew all the letters they write me if you knew, first of all, the tremendous pile of stupidities that need never be written at all; then, added to that, such a display of ignorance, egoism, bad will, total incomprehension and unequalled ingratitude, and all this so candid, my child! They heap all this on me daily, you know, and it comes from the most unexpected quarters.
   If this were to affect me (Mother laughs), I would long ago have been who knows where. I dont care at all, not at all, really not at allit doesnt bother me, it makes me smile.

0 1960-09-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   But for us who want an integral realization, are all these mantras and this daily japa really a help, or do they also shut us in?
   It gives discipline. Its an almost subconscious discipline of the character more than of thought.
   Its an almost physical discipline. Moreover, I have seen that the japa has an organizing effect on the subconscient, on the inconscient, on matter, on the bodys cellsit takes time, but by persistently repeating it, in the long run it has an effect. It is the same principle as doing daily exercises on the piano, for example. You keep mechanically repeating them, and in the end your hands are filled with consciousness it fills the body with consciousness.
   I have a hard time making X understand that I have work to do when Im with him. He doesnt understand that one can work.

0 1960-11-08, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   So for persons who are severe and grave (there are two such examples here, but its not necessary to name them) There are beings who are grave, so serious, so sincere, who find it hypocritical; and when it borders on certain (how shall I put it?) vital excesses, they call it vice. There are others who have lived their entire lives in a yogic or religious discipline, and they see this as an obstacle, illusion, dirtyness (Mother makes a gesture of rejecting with disgust), but above all, its this terrible illusion that prevents you from nearing the Divine. And when I saw the way these two people here reacted, in fact, I said to myself, but you see, I FELT So strongly that this too is the Divine, it too is a way of getting out of something that has had its place in evolution, and still has a place, individually, for certain individuals. Naturally, if you remain there, you keep turning in circles; it will always be (not eternally, but indefinitely) the woman of my life, to take that as a symbol. But once youre out of it, you see that this had its place, its utilityit made you emerge from a kind of very animal-like wisdom and quietude that of the herd or of the being who sees no further than his daily round. It was necessary. We mustnt condemn it, we mustnt use harsh words.
   The mistake we make is to remain there too long, for if you spend your whole life in that, well, youll probably need many more lifetimes. But once the chance to get out of it comes, you can look at it with a smile and say, Yes, its really a sort of love for fiction!people love fiction, they want fiction, they need fiction! Otherwise its boring and all much too flat.

0 1960-12-13, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Its what Sri Aurobindo calls disbelief, and its located in the most material physical consciousness it isnt doubt (which mainly belongs to the mind), it is almost like a refusal to accept the obvious as soon as it doesnt belong to the little daily routine of ordinary sensations and reactionsa sort of incapacity to accept and recognize the exceptional.
   This disbelief is the bedrock of the consciousness. And it comes with a (thought is too big a word for such an ordinary thing) a mental-physical activity which makes you (I am forced to use the word) think things and which always foresees, imagines or draws conclusions (depending on the case) in a way which I myself call DEFEATIST. In other words, it automatically leads you to imagine all the bad things that can happen. And this occurs in a realm which is absolutely run-of-the-mill, in the most ordinary, restricted, banal activities of lifesuch as eating, moving in short, the coarsest of things.
   The tantric guru. During his periodic visits to the Ashram, Mother used to give him almost daily meditations.

0 1960-12-17, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   But you cannot get out as long as it all seems quite natural to you. Whats most unfortunate is when you resign yourself to it. You realize this when you go back to earlier states of consciousness; you see that it all seemed, if not quite natural, at least almost inevitable thats how things are, you must take them as they are. And you dont even think about it; you take things as they are, you EXPECT them to be what they are; its the stuff of our daily lives, and it keeps repeating itself endlessly. And the only thing you learn is to hold on, hold on, not let yourself be shaken, to go right through it alland it feels endless, interminable, almost eternal. (However, once you understand what eternal is, you see that this CANNOT be eternal, for otherwise )
   But this particular state of endurancethis endurance that nothing can upsetis very dangerous. And yet its indispensable; for you must first accept everything before having the power to transform anything.

0 1961-01-27, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Since the last experience [January 24] I see it daily. The following day, probably for reasons connected with the bodys development and adaptation, I was rather seriously illwhat is usually called painfully ill: the body was suffering a lot, or WOULD HAVE suffered a lot had it been in its former normal consciousness. Thats where I saw the differencea fantastic difference!
   I was perfectly conscious (now when I say I, it refers to my body, I am not speaking of the whole higher consciousness), the body was perfectly conscious of its suffering, the reason for its suffering, the cause of its suffering, everything and it did not suffer. You understand, the two perceptions were there together: the body saw the disorder, saw the suffering just as it would have felt it a few weeks earlier, it saw all that (saw, knew I dont know how to express itit was conscious, it was aware) and it did not suffer. The two awarenesses were absolutely simultaneous.

0 1961-01-31, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Once again, Satprem was doing seven hours of japa daily.
   In the equations of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, quantities as 'immutable' as the mass of a body, the frequency of a vibration, or the time separating two events, are linked to the speed of the system where the physical event takes place. Recent experiments in outer space have allowed the validity of Einstein's equations to be verified. Thus a clock on a satellite in constant rotation around the Earth will measure sixty seconds between two audio signals, while an identical clock on Earth measures sixty-one seconds between the same two signals: time 'slows down' as speed increases. It is like the story of the space traveler returning to Earth less aged than his twin: you pass into another 'frame of reference.'

0 1961-03-07, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Until 1958, Mother went daily to the Ashram Playground, from 5 p.m. to 9 or 10 in the evening, to see people and give her direct spiritual help to some 2,000 disciples who passed before her one by one.
   Mother is referring to the movements of consciousness, both good and bad, of those whom she has accepted as disciples and taken into her consciousness.

0 1961-03-27, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The following undated note (which could date from this or any number of other times!) was found among Mother's scattered papers: Now the situation has become very critical, all the reserves have been swallowed up, there are debts, many important works remain unfinished and the daily life has become a problem. It is the subsistence of more than 1,200 people which is in question.

0 1961-04-07, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Satprem is referring to the enormous amount of material work he had in addition to seven hours of daily japa.

0 1962-02-06, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Generally speaking, the antidivine is easily understood, but in the minute details of daily life, how do you choose between this and that? What is the truth behind the thing you choose and the one you dont choose? And you know, my standpoint is totally beyond any question of egoistic, individual will that isnt the problem here. Its not that.
   As soon as you try to say it, it evaporates.

0 1962-02-13, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I always have the most acute experiences when I am getting ready to go down for the balcony [darshan]. Thats when they come, during the most prosaic part of daily life. When I am meditating or walking or even seeing someone, its different: physical things fade away, they lose their significance. But in this case, its when I am in the very midst of physical life.
   It was odd this morning because on one side I felt (one sideits not even a side; I dont know how to explain, they are both together) the body was unwell, most unharmonious (someone in an ordinary consciousness would have said the body was ill, or at any rate very weak, very not at all in good condition), and simultaneously, in the SAME PHYSICAL SENSATION: a glory! A marvelous glory of blissfulness, joy, splendor! But how could the two be together?

0 1962-09-18, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   All his other books that could help me are already translated. And with Savitri, the idea isnt to make a translation, but to SEE. To try something. To give me the daily experience of that contact.
   I had some magnificent experiences when I read it the first time (two years ago, I believe). Wonderful, wonderful experiences! And since then, each time I read those lines, the same thing happensnot the same experience, but I come in contact with the same realm.

0 1962-11-30, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A. has a neighbor who is an educational officer (retired). He does serious Puja daily and has certain powers of foretelling, mind-reading etc. He is under instructions from his Guru never to send back people without answering their questions of whatever kind; never to get angry under any conditions; never to accept money; and never to tell things of his own accord. He is in great demand among ministers and officials of the Madras Government, and Nehru too had an interesting experience at his hands.
   This gentleman told A. on October 20 that the Chinese hostilities will be under Cease-Fire by the end of November. It actually came to be on November 20. Here are a few other things he has said in reply to A. on his return from here:

0 1963-01-14, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ive had this experience even just recently. All that comes to me from people who have dedicated their lives to spiritual life, people who do a yoga in the traditional way, who are very solemn, who see adversaries everywhere, obstacles everywhere, taboos everywhere, prohibitions everywhere, oh, how they complicate life and how far they are from the Divine! I saw this the other day with someone you know. With that kind of people, you should not do this, should not do that, should not At such and such time you must not do this, on such and such day you must not do that; you should not eat this, you should not And then, for heavens sake, dont you go mixing your daily life with your sacred life!thats how you dig an abyss.
   Its the exact, exact opposite of what I feel now: no matter what happens something wrong in the body, something wrong with people, something wrong in circumstancesinstantly, the first movement: O my sweet Lord, my Beloved! And I laugh! And then all is well. I did this the other day (its spontaneous and instantaneous, it isnt thought out or willed or plannednone of itit just happens), it happened the other day (I dont recall the details but it was over a circumstance that hardly seemed sacred): I saw myself, and I started laughing. I said, But look! I dont need to be serious, I dont need to be solemn!

0 1963-07-03, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I hadnt seen that at all in the other photo [published by the daily newspapers] its his eyes. The mouth is bad as in the other photo, but bad in another way: he looks almost malicious. But the man has powerreal power; not a Popes power, I mean: real power, inside him.
   Vital power, you mean, or spiritual?

0 1963-07-17, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   During the part of the night reserved for the work (generally between 2 and 4:30 in the morning it varies a little), daily now I see people whom I dont know physicallyall the time, all the time, and with lots of work. The work I used to do with the people around me now seems to be spreading: I go to some places that I dont know at all. And always, always something under constructionalways under construction, always. Sometimes I am even testing some new constructions, I mean I try to go this way, that way, do something, try this, try that.1 And at the same time, I am working with people who, on the other hand, arent part of those constructions theyre on the sidelines. To such a point that when I woke up this morning I said to myself, But isnt this going to stop? Wont I get some rest! But it was always an answer (an answer not in words but in FACTS), an instantaneous answertaking no time, not gradual: instantaneous.2
   And along with this, theres a vast, dead-calm rest (if you know what I mean?) in that Lightprobably the Light as it will manifest. Its a golden Light, not very intense or very pale either; a little less pale than the one that I said comes when I concentrate3; a little more intense than that, though not darka golden Light, absolutely immobile, with such an inner intensity of vibration that its beyond all perception. And then its perfect restinstantly. So as soon as I complain, the same ironic remark always comes: Oh, when one can have that in the midst of work, one ought not to complain! The two states are I cant say simultaneous (naturally its not one after the other, both are there together), but its not like two things next to each other, its two ways of looking, I could say, two pointsnot points of view a horizontal look, and a look thats or rather, a specific look and an overall look. A specific look, that of the immediate activity, and an overall and constant look, that of the whole; and as soon as you look at the whole, its (dead-calm gesture) immutable peace, unvarying rest. And then things seem to become swollenswollen with an infinite content.

0 1963-10-03, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In the beginning [when Mother withdrew], I used to receive one or two letters daily, not even that many; now its ten or twelve daily, and when I dont reply immediately, two days later I receive another letter: I wrote to you but I havent had a reply. So immediately I scribble on their letter two or three very curt words (Mother laughs) to show them it isnt worthwhile to be too impatient.

0 1964-02-13, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Satprem kept note of the following conversation despite its episodic character, for it is, alas, a good illustration of the kind of innumerable microscopic "avalanches" that assailed Mother from every side, daily.)
   H. was so very vexed because I had this work done by Sujata that she has broken off all relations with me! Except that she sends me letters of abuse every day!

0 1964-07-22, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I will tell you the second experience first, because its a phenomenon of daily experience, a daily observation. And its one of the chief reasons why its impossible for ordinary human beings to understand a being who acts from what we could call divine impulse. Because all human activity is based on reactions, which are themselves the result of feelings and sensations, and, for people who are considered superior and who act according to reason, is based on principles of actioneveryone has his range of principles on which he bases his action (this is so well known that theres not much point in talking about it). But the other fact is interesting: for instance, when a human being loves someone (what he calls love) or doesnt love someone, his reactions to the SAME phenomenon the SAME phenomenonare, not always opposite, but extremely different, to such an extent that ordinary human judgment is based on those reactions. It would be better to take a very precise example: that of disciples and Master. The disciples almost never understand the Master, but they have opinions of him and of his ways of acting; they see and they say, The Master did such and such a thing, he acts with this person in such and such a way and with that other person in such and such other way, therefore he loves this person and doesnt love that one. I am putting it very bluntly, but thats the way it is.
   All this is based on experiences of every minute, here.

0 1964-10-17, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Every night, I meet scores of people whom physically I dont know at all, but with whom I have a relationship of a sort of intimacy of work, as with someone you meet daily. And it goes on, and every night its different people. So it makes hundreds and hundreds of people with whom I work.
   Its very concrete: concrete like physical life (its in the subtle physical). Concrete in the sense that when you eat, you have the taste of it; when you touch, you have the feel of it; you have the smell. And what stories! Stories fantastic inventions! I dont note all that down because it would take hours and anyway I dont find it worthwhile, but what stories it would make!
   Besides, if you are completely outside your usual consciousness, your usual reactions, your immediate circle and your daily activity, if you get completely out of all that, and take a look and wonder, Whats going to happen?a black hole, you cant see anything.
   And when I say, Whats going to happen? I dont mean whats going to happen on earth, but through what combination of circumstances or sequence of events is the new creation going to take place?

0 1965-04-23, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And it seems to be quite a daily occupation, a very regular occupation, with people totally different from one another, totally different, but all of them in contact with Sri Aurobindos thought or Sri Aurobindos Work. Some I know very well, with people around them whom I know very well; some others I dont know so well.
   The previous night, it was difficult because I was (I waswho was I? I dont know) harassed and attacked by someone who didnt want to leave me alone and whom I found totally repugnant, who was to me an embodiment of falsehood and hypocrisy. It was a symbolic being (the whole thing was symbolic) and he represented something, almost like one of the human vices, something symbolic and very widespread, and what a nuisance it was, oh! I called on everything to get rid of it. But I didnt find out who I wasit was me, but outwardly I dont know.

0 1965-05-08, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This repeats itself hundreds upon hundreds of times a day. So if this isnt called sadhana, I dont know what a sadhana is! You see, eating is a sadhana, sleeping is a sadhana, washing is a sadhana, everything is a sadhana. Whats a sadhana least of all is, for instance, receiving someone, because the body immediately keeps quite stillit calls the Lord and says, Now be here, and then everything is fine (because it keeps still). The visitor comes, the body smiles, everything is fine the Lord is there, so of course everything goes very smoothly. But when were dealing with what we call material things, the things of daily life, its hell, because of that idiot.
   The other day, after you left, I couldnt eat anything! I couldnt eat because the body felt it was being diluted in the world like that (expansive gesture); so it was being diluted (which is quite all right, the experience is proceeding well), but it had a feeling that it couldnt eatwhy? I dont know. And it was impossible. The doctor, who was there as always during my meals, said, Whats wrong? (Because the day before, there had been an attack, a sort of malice: I started vomiting; it happens to me once in six or seven years; an affair recurring at long intervals; and it was serious, but it didnt last long.) But the other day it was something else: the body felt it was being diluted (you remember, you said I was white), and when it came to eating, the body said (in a moaning tone), Look how I am, I cant eat. If I had had a little time (laughing), I would have given it a good smack and told it not to make such a fuss! But I didnt have time, it was time for me to sit down and eatand I couldnt eat. So I had difficulty the whole day, because naturally those little pranks make life difficult.

0 1967-01-11, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In the afternoon, the lists [of appointments] have leng thened to such a point that I have no time left. Earlier, I would start my daily work (the mail to be signed and so on) at three-thirty, then it became four oclock, and now its a quarter to five. There was a time when I would have finished by four, so I worked on the translation of Savitri (that was long, long ago); later on, I finished at four-thirty, then I would still have time to take something, to eat a little; now I finish after five, so (laughing) that settles it!
   It MUST be like that since it is like that.

0 1967-03-02, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Some of the things I said in the Talk youve just read to me today, were true at the time, are still true for the majority of people, but are no longer true for me.1 To the present vision, there is nothing that isnt willed and doesnt come purposely (not exactly deliberately, but with a precise aim in view), and it is AT THE SAME TIME a complete, multifaceted and integral whole (which is why its very difficult to grasp). But now the thing is very clearly felt. And that is since two or three days, following a very minute observationprecise and minute The centre of consciousness is fairly high up (gesture far above the head); in the past it was always there (gesture near the top of the head) and it would see things around and inside, but it seems to have ascended and the field of the consciousness is much vaster. Also, the body has become transparent, so to speak, and almost nonexistent; I dont know how to put it it doesnt obstruct the vibrations: all vibrations can go through. For example (Ill give an example to make myself understood, omitting details deliberately), I was asked for a certain amount of money, an increase. (On the material level a certain number of things are controlledby Motherfrom here, and which I have to pay for regularly.) So then, an increase was asked for. Not that the request was unreasonable, thats not it (it was an increase for something special, a daily increase), but I dont know why (because heregesture to the foreheadnothing happens, I am absolutely, not only blank, but transparent, and everything is allowed to go through unobstructed), when I had to take the decision, there was immediately a vision (but a vision, as I said, from above, which sees over a much larger field), of conflict, battle, and to the observation there was something (in Mother) very much displeased, like a protest. I wondered why. If it had been translated into words, there would have been indignation at that request (without there being in the consciousness the least reason for this indignation: it all becomes very, very impersonalvery impersonal). I went on looking with the vision of the consciousness, and then, as if automatically, through this mouth I asked how much this increase would amount to per week (because even the mental state that enables you to calculate isnt there at all: its only a question of consciousness). I asked someone who was there, and he told me. Then, there immediately came the decision: I will give so much once a week. And everything calmed down. Why and how and who? I havent the faintest idea.
   So I am forced to conclude that its a highly superior consciousness which sees things with reasons that completely elude us, sees how things must be done and sets them in motion (global gesture to indicate the play of forces) until they are done as they must be done. And where there was a person, it no longer exists there are no more persons: there are forces in movement that bring about certain material actions, but no more persons.

0 1967-10-25, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But you know I see more and more how horrible the minds action in life is. Of course, in the long run, at the end of the curve, the mind will bring a precision and accuracy that didnt exist without it, but men come to regard that precision and accuracy as the truth, and that has spoilt everything. When it becomes nothing more than an INSTRUMENT of manifestation, it will be very useful. But for the moment its still I am beginning to see in small details how its action is to add something to the manifestation, but in its daily labour its horrible.
   And people flood me with questions more and morea flood, at the rate of twenty-five, thirty, forty letters a day, and on top of it all, not even two are worthwhile; even those are from beginners trying to find the way, so you can give them a little push, like that. Otherwise I take great care to keep the mind quiet.

0 1967-11-15, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Well, that experience, such as Ive told you, with the whole intensity of concrete reality, occurs not only daily, but several times a day. At times its very severe, that is, like a mass; at other times, its only like something that touches; then, in the body consciousness, its expressed like this, with a sort of thanksgiving: one more progress made over Unconsciousness. But those arent thunderous events, the human neighbour isnt even aware of them; he may note a sort of cessation in the outward activity, a concentration, but thats all.3 So of course, you dont talk about it, you cant write books about it, you dont do propaganda. Thats how the work goes.
   None of the mental aspirations are satisfied with that.

0 1969-02-01, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The first question: What should we do in our daily life to halt the process of death?
   Well, as Sri Aurobindo has just said, the process is, rather than remain wholly attached to the body, to attach ourselves to the Spirit, and to bring the Spirit down into the bodys cells.

0 1969-08-30, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ah, I had an experience like that (I dont know if it was this morning or yesterday morning or in the night, but anyway). For some time, I was in a consciousness in which the separate individuality no longer existed, but the principle (how should I Put it?) the particular principle of each individual persisted in the universal Consciousness. And then, mon petit, everything became so marvelous! It lasted maybe for an hour, a little more or a little less, I dont know, but anyway long enough to (Mother smiles), I mean, to lounge in it. There was no more, NO MORE separation, that had disappeared, but a certain (how to explain?), almost like an outlook; each individuals outlook (not just the outlook, but at the same time the stand in actionstand, that is, the part of the action initiated by that outlook), that persisted. It persisted in the Oneno separation. And then, each thing has its own placewith the whole marvelously effective. At the same time I cant say, words are impotent. At the time of the experience, I remembered a sentence of Sri Aurobindo in which he said that in the end, the Lord is only a child at play (you know it, he put it in a certain way4), and I understood WHY he used those words, it was it was something which our language obviously cant formulate, but to LIVE in that, to live that is you understand, its the impression of so, so perfect an omnipotence, so harmonious, and at the same time, yes, so harmonious that its all smiling. Its inexpressible. Inexpressible. I had the experience, then it went away It got mixed up with the daily work.
   And I remember Its interesting because while I was in that state, I remembered the question youd asked me about Pavitra, whether the principle of individuality persists; so something in me said to you, Now you see, its like this! (Mother laughs) I remembered your question, I said, Its like this, there is NO MORE separation, but but this marvel of complexity remains the marvel of a complexity. And the impression is that everything, but everything that is has its own place, but when its in its place, then its perfectly harmonious.

0 1969-12-13, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I keep receiving almost daily some Aphorisms of Sri Aurobindo, which I had completely forgotten. There are really quite interesting things . Some of them give me the exact impression of a clothing (we might say an intellectual clothing, but its not that, its from a higher mind, but its mentalized, that is to say, accessible to thought), a clothing of the experience I had of the supramental Consciousness, in which the difference between good and evil and all that looked like childishness, and Sri Aurobindo expresses it in those Aphorisms in a manner accessible to intelligence. Only those who understand dont understand right! Because they understand below.
   Do you remember those Aphorisms? In one he says, If I cant be Rama, then I want to be Ravana and he explains why Its that series.1

0 1970-05-13, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In fact, I rather FOLLOWED Sri Aurobindo there, because before he left his body, I dont remember having had much contact with this subtle physical I may have had some, but it didnt strike me. But it was since he started being there and I met him daily
   But we have a body corresponding to that world, dont we? I mean we, for instance, we human beings, do we have a body corresponding to that world?

0 1970-07-18, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, its a daily battle.

0 1970-10-03, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (After Satprems departure, Sujata tells Mother about young women of her generation, who do not have the advantage of being close to Mother or in the circle of important persons, and who suffer from never seeing Mother. This was in factwhich is why we record ita very central problem at the Ashram: a sort of dichotomy between the simple elements who washed the dishes, stitched clothes or greased cars, and who were there simply with their love for Mother, and the leading elements, who increasingly revealed their ambitious and therefore warped nature. Yet it was with that thick circle that Mother had to work almost daily, and that is what made her difficulty, if not suffocation. With Sujata, Mother agreed to receive in rotation a number of those young and simple elementsunfortunately, that new opening will soon be blocked by circumstances: a new serious turning point in Mothers yoga, then other impossibilities.)
   On the Way to Supermanhood.

0 1971-04-29, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (These few words were said to Sujata at the time of her daily visit to Mother. Mother first asks about Sujata, then about Satprem. Then she sits absorbed.)
   The world is going mad.

0 1972-03-29b, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In fact, Sujata was beginning to come up against the invisible wall put up by Mother's entourage, who thought Mother was seeing too much of Sujata. What is clear, is that Mother felt the need to remain in daily contact with Satprem. The scene that follows has something so poignant about it, as if Mother already sensed that the connection was going to be severed. This is just a prelude.
   These were the exact words of the attendant, whose name will come up again. Mother would often ask, "Where is Sujata? Where is Sujata?" and the unvarying reply was, "She's not here." Actually, we understand it now, Mother would have liked Sujata to become her personal assistant after Vasudha, but she knew the importance of Sujata's work with Satprem, so she never asked. Had this been otherwise, the subsequent course of events would have changed.

0 1972-05-31, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Oh, what a strange experience it is. All the daily occupations, the most ordinary thingsgetting up, going to bed, taking a bath, trying to eat (which is rather in vain)are. It sounds ridiculous, but they are accompanied by a feeling that they can be an occasion of death (there isnt a single thing that isnt an occasion of death, that is, to leave the body), yet at the same timeat the very same timetheres a feeling of immortality. Almost its almost indescribable. Both opposites are therenot opposite, but (they are only opposite in our language).
   (silence then Mother smiles as if she had just discovered something)

0 1972-08-02, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Herein, we are therefore trying to find out what happened on November 17, 1973: the why of things. A tragedy does not occur at a particular minute or hour in History. It is the result of all the hours and little minutes that have prepared that particular minute or made it inevitable. As I said earlier, I was thunderstruck on that November 18, 1973. I was certainly the blindest of all the characters taking part in the tragedy, for they all seemed to know in advance that she was going to dieat least those in her immediate entourage. But that knowing in advance bears a terrible implication. Here we put our finger on the formation of death Mother was imbibing dailya perpetual discomfort, she used to say. In those repeated little minutes we can pinpoint the cause of what happened at 7:25 p.m. on November 17,1973.
   There is no better eyewitness than Pranab, Mothers bodyguard since he was almost constantly physically present and even slept in Mothers room. Asked about the cause of Mothers departure, this is what he stated in a public speech on December 4, 1973 [in English]:

0 1972-08-12, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Sujata was Pavitra's personal secretary for thirteen years, from 1949 to 1962, and continued to work with him daily up to the end.

02.01 - The World-Stair, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Grew near to him, his daily associates.
    The exhaustless seeings of the unsleeping Mind,

02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Care and reflection burden his daily walk;
  He has risen to greatness and to discontent,

02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This is the ephemeral creature's daily life.

02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Hold her incarnate in their daily acts
  And fill their thoughts with her inspired voice

02.08 - The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  There suffering was Nature's daily food
  Alluring to the anguished heart and flesh,
  And torture into a daily festival.
  An act was passed to chastise happiness;

03.06 - The Pact and its Sanction, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Pact has to be implemented not only at the top but equally at the bottom. Here the matter seems somewhat easier. For in reality the common people have no interest in quarrels, they would prefer to live and let live peacefully; the burden of daily life is sufficient for them and they are not normally inclined to be busy about things that would disturb their routine work. Difference in religion or caste or creed is not such a serious matter with them. They tolerate and accommodate themselves to any variety easily and if there is a clash on an occasion, they forget it soon, and live amicably together as before. That has been the life in the villages for millennia. And if there is a formal Pact on the upper levels, it is what is normal and natural to the common mass.
   The difficulty comes from the middle region, from the second element of the tripartite sanction. It is the "middle class", not quite in the economic but in the ideological sense. In other words, in every society there are people who have risen or are attempting to rise above the mass level. They look around and above: they are not satisfied with their lot, they aspire towards higher and wider ideals. They are the material out of which what we call reformers and revolutionaries are made. In the general mass who are more or less contented, they are the discontented: they form the leaven of cells that move and stir and work for change. Now all depends on what kind of leaven it is, what is the quality of the force that is called up, the nature of the ideal or idea that is invoked. For it can be either way, for good or for evil. There are elements that belong to the light, and there are elements that belong to darkness. There are mixtures in men no doubt, but on the whole there are these two types: one helps humanity's progress, the other retards and sometimes blocks completely. If the mass of mankind is tamasinertia there is a kind of rajasdynamism that drives towards greater tamas, as the Upanishad says, towards disintegration, under the garb of reformation it brings about disruption.
   The government in modern times represents indeed the executive power of the nation, itself is composed of the three social elements we speak of. First of all, the high or top-ranking officials, as they are called, who can think out and initiate a policy; next, the intermediate services who form the dynamic limb of the organism; lastly, there is the rung of the subordinate services. Here too the difficulty is with the intermediate grade. It is there that the "disaffected" are born and breddisaffected not because of grievances or injustices done, but because of the urge of ideals and purposes, ideas and designs. The subordinate manpostman, railwayman, clerk, school master, daily labourerhas no ambitions, is not tortured by nostalgic notions: left to themselves, these people accommodate themselves to circumstances and take things as they come without worrying too much. But the point is that they are never left to themselves. It is told to themnot without reason, though that they do not live, they vegetate: they are dead, otherwise they would be living and kicking. The rousing of the masses has always been the sacred mission of all reformers and saviours of humanity. For they form the bulk of humanity and its future is bound up with their destiny.
   The whole difficulty centres upon the question: who rouses whom, and what is the principle that is meant to rouse. There is a slogan that incited the Red Terror of the French Revolution; there is the other one which inspired the Nazis; there is still another one rampant that had the seal and sanction of Stalin and his politburo. These have spread their dark wings and covered the saviour light. On the other hand, the voice of the Vedic Rishi that hymned the community of faith and speech and act, the kindly light that Buddha carried to suffering humanity, the love and sacrifice of Christ showing and embleming the way of redemption, the saints and sages in our own epoch who have visioned the ideal of human unity in a divine humanity, even secular leaders who labour for "one world", "a brave new world"all point to the other line of growth and development that man can follow and must and shall follow. The choice has to be made and the right direction given. In India today, there are these two voices put against each other and clear in their call: one asks for unity and harmony, wideness and truth, the other its contrary working for separativeness, disintegration, narrowness, and make-believe and falsehood. One must have the courage and the sagacity to fix one's loyalty and adhesion.

04.03 - The Call to the Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Awaked from the close spell of daily use
  That hides soul-truth with the outward form's disguise,
  The sovereign of its daily joys was far;
  Her moonbeam feet tinged not the lucent floors:

04.04 - The Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To the height of heights rose now their daily climb:
  Truth leaned to them from her supernal realm;

04.07 - Readings in Savitri, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The daily oblation of her unwept tears. ||2.36||
   The deepest and the most fundamental mystery of the human consciousness (and in fact of the earth consciousness) is not that there is an unregenerate aboriginal being there as its bed-rock, a being made of the very stuff of ignorance and I inconscience and inertia that is Matter: it is this that the I submerged being is not merely dead matter, but a concentrated, a solidified flame, as it were, a suppressed aspiration that burns inwardly, all the more violent because it is not articulate and in the open. The aboriginal is that which harbours in its womb the original being. That is the Inconscient Godhead, the Divinity in painMater Dolorosa the Divine Being who lost himself totally when transmuted into Matter and yet is harassed always by the oestrus of a secret flame driving it to know itself, to find itself, to be itself again. It is Rudra, the Energy coiled up in Matter and forging ahead towards a progressive evolution in light and consciousness. That is what Savitri, the universal Divine Grace become material and human, finds at the core of her being, the field and centre of concentrated struggle, a millennial aspiration petrified, a grief of ages congealed, a divinity lone and benumbed in a trance. This divinity has to awake and labour. The god has to be cruel to himself, for his divinity demands that he must surpass himself, he cannot abdicate, let Nature go her own way, the inferior path of ease and escape. The godhead must exercise its full authority, exert all its pressure upon itselftapas taptv and by this heat of incubation release the energy that leads towards the light and the high fulfilment. In the meanwhile, the task is not easy. The divine sweetness and solicitude lights upon this hardened divinity: but the inertia of the Inconscient, the 'Pani', hides still the light within its rocky cave and would not deliver it. The Divine Grace, mellow with all the tears of love and sympathy and tenderness she has gathered for the labouring godhead, has pity for the hard lot of a humanity stone-bound to the material life, yet yearning and surging towards freedom. The godhead is not consoled or appeased until that freedom is achieved and light and immortality released. The Grace is working slowly, laboriously perhaps but surely to that end: the stone will wear down and melt one day. Is that fateful day come?

06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Make of thy daily way a pilgrimage,
  For through small joys and griefs thou mov'st towards God.

07.01 - The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Her graceful daily acts were now a mask;
  In vain she looked upon her depths to find

07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I have shared the daily life of common men,
  Its petty pleasures and its petty cares,

07.05 - The Finding of the Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  She gives us strength to do our daily task
  And sympathy that partakes of others' grief
  Its childish game of daily dwarf desires
  Was changed into a sweet and boisterous play,

07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Are there the stuff of daily experience

07.07 - The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The daily human life went plodding on
  Even as before with its small unchanging works

07.30 - Sincerity is Victory, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This is, I say, the very beginning of sincerity, its rudiments. And if you look into yourself with keener eyes, you will discover thousands of insincerities, more subtle, none the less seizable. Try to be sincere, occasions will multiply when you catch yourself insincere: you will know how difficult a thing it is. You say you belong to the Divine, to the Divine alone and to nothing or to nobody else; it is the Divine who moves me and does everything in me. And then you do whatever pleases you; you use the Divine as a cloak to cover your indulgence of desires and passions. This also is a gross insincerity and it should not be difficult for you to detect it. Although this is a very common deception, more perhaps to deceive others than to deceive oneself. The mind catches hold of an idea, all this is Brahman,I am Brahman, and you believe or pretend to believe that you have realised it and you can do nothing wrong. There are, however, subtler movements of insincerity or want of sincerity, even when you have not put on the divine cloak as the cover for your lapses. Even when you think you are sincere there may be movements which are not quite straight, behind which, if you probe unflinchingly, you will find lurking something undesirable. Look to the little movements, thoughts, sensations and impulses, that crowd the margin of your daily life; how many of them are solely turned to the Divine, how many of them are fired with an aspiration towards something higher? You should consider yourself fortunate if you find a few of the kind.
   When I say that if you are sincere you are sure of victory, I mean that kind of sincerity, whole and undivided: the pure flame that burns like an offering, the intense joy of existing for the Divine alone where nothing else exists, nothing has any meaning or reason for existence but in the Divine. Nothing has value or interest if it is not this call, this aspiration, this opening to the supreme truth; all this that we call the Divine. You must serve the only reason for which the universe exists: take it away, all disappears.

09.01 - Towards the Black Void, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Called by her daily tasks: now too, as if called,
  She rose and stood gathered in lonely strength,

09.18 - The Mother on Herself, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There is such a contradiction between the brutal fact of the daily activity and this image I make to myself of what each one of you should be: I keep this image always intact with all the power of my consciousness so that you may realise it. That is yourself, your own self. It is not this ignorant, stupid, insincere, dishonest being that you call yourself.
   Once upon a time, long long ago, when I was in Paris, I used to see Madame D. N.1 almost daily. She was full of ideas and told me: "You should not think of action, it means attachment to action. When you want to do something it indicates that you are still tied down to the things of the world." I replied: "No, nothing is more easy. You have only to imagine all that has been done before, all that will be done hereafter and all that is being done now, you will immediately perceive that your action is nothing but a breath, one second in eternity and you are no longer attached to it." I did not know the text of the Gita at that time. And I had not the complete text, the text that I am here putting somewhat in my own way: "And detached from the fruit of action, act." I did not know the Gita, but what I said was in effect what the Gita teaches. You should act not because you believe in your action. You act because you should act. That is all. It is however a condition that may prove dangerous sometimes. For instead of willing with a sovereign will to action you simply look and let things happen.
   Madame Alexandra David Neele the eminent Tibetologist.

100.00 - Synergy, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  When supplies are available, humans daily consume about two dry pounds of food
  as well as five pounds of water and seven pounds of oxygen, which their blood

1.001 - The Aim of Yoga, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  We are limited individuals, with limited capacities of understanding, and we can have only limited aims in our life but we have unlimited desires. This is a contradiction. How can unlimited desires be fulfilled with limited aims? Life is a contradiction; it has begun as a contradiction, and it ends as a contradiction. This is the reason why not one has slept peacefully, or woken up peacefully, nor lives peacefully. There is a subtle contradiction in sleep and a pressing contradiction when we wake up, and an annoying contradiction throughout our daily activities, so that there is only contradiction. There is nothing else in life; and all effort is meant to remove this contradiction. But if the very effort at removing contradiction is itself involved in a contradiction, then we are in a mess, and this is exactly what has happened to Tom, Dick, Harry, X, Y, Z, A, B, C, D whoever it is.
  The whole difficulty is that the structure of life is arranged in such a pattern that the depth of human understanding is incapable of touching its borders. We are not simply living life we are identical with life itself. One of the most difficult things to define is life itself. We cannot say what life is. It is only a word that we utter without any clear meaning before our eyes. It is an enigma, a mystery a mystery which has caught hold of us, which extracts the blood out of us every day, which keeps us restless and tantalises us, promising us satisfaction but never giving it. Life is made in such a way that there are promises which are never fulfilled. Every object in the world promises satisfaction, but it never gives satisfaction it only promises. Until death it will go on promising, but it will give nothing, and so we will die in the same way as we were born. Because we have been dying without having the promise fulfilled, we will take rebirth so that we will see if the promise can be fulfilled, and the same process is continued, so that endlessly the chain goes on in a hopeless manner. This vicious circle of human understanding, or rather human incapacity to understand, has arisen on account of the isolation of the human individual from the pattern of life.

10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And make the impossible thy daily work.
  How canst thou force to wed two eternal foes?

10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Immobile stands behind each daily act,
  A background of the movement and the scene,

1.008 - The Principle of Self-Affirmation, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  It is also necessary here to make a distinction between the necessary and the unnecessary aspects of life, or the essentials and the non-essentials, we may say. We have umpteen kinds of perceptions and relationships in life. I see a tree in front of me, I see the Ganga flowing, I see the sun rising these are all perceptions. But I need not worry too much about these perceptions since they are indeterminate to a large extent, and except for the fact that they are cognitions and perceptions of certain facts outside, they do not mean much in my personal emotional life or volitional undertakings. In two important sutras, Patanjali draws a distinction between 'indeterminate perceptions' and 'determinate perceptions'. The determinate ones are those which have a direct connection with our daily life we cannot avoid them, and they control us to a large extent. The indeterminate ones are like the tree in front, for example. It is merely a perception and a knowledge of something that is there, but it is not going to harass us or control us in any visible or palpable manner.
  These perceptions or we may call them cognitions of the determinate and indeterminate character are designated in the language of Patanjali as vrittis. Sometimes they are equated with what they call kleshas. A klesha is a peculiar term used in yoga psychology meaning a kind of affliction. Unless we enter into the philosophical background of yoga, it will be difficult to appreciate why a perception is called an affliction. We shall look into the details of this subject as we proceed further why every perception is a kind of affliction upon us, why it is a pain and not something desirable.

1.00a - Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Like a perfect lady, I have kept the tit bit to the last. It is absolutely essential to begin a magical diary, and keep it up daily. You begin by an account of your life, going back even before your birth to your ancestry. In conformity with the practice which you may perhaps choose to adopt later, given in Liber Thisarb, sub figura CMXIII, paragraphs 27-28, Magick, pp. 420-422, you must find an answer to the question: "How did I come to be in this place at this time, engaged in this particular work?" As you will see from the book, this will start you on the discovery of who you really are, and eventually lead you to your recovering the memory of previous incarnations.
  As it is difficult for you to come to Town except at rare and irregular intervals, may I suggest a plan which has previously proved very useful, and that is a weekly letter. Eliphas Lvi did this with the Baron Spedalieri, and the correspondence is one of the most interesting of his works. You ask such questions as you wish to have answered, and I answer them to the best of my ability. I, of course, add spontaneous remarks which may be elicited by my observations on your progress and the perusal of your magical diary. This, of course, should be written on one side of the paper only, so that the opposite page is free for comments, and an arrangement should be made for it to be inspected at regular intervals.
  Every name is a number: and "Every number is infinite; there is no difference." (AL I, 4). But one Name, or system of Names, may be more convenient either (a) to you personally or (b) to the work you are at. E.g. I have very little sympathy with Jewish Theology or ritual; but the Qabalah is so handy and congenial that I use it more than almost any or all the others together for daily use and work. The Egyptian Theogony is the noblest, the most truly magical, the most bound to me (or rather I to it) by some inmost instinct, and by the memory of my incarnation as Ankh-f-n-Khonsu, that I use it (with its Grco-Phoenician child) for all work of supreme import. Why stamp my vitals, madam! The Abramelin Operation itself turned into this form before I could so much as set to work on it! Like the Duchess' baby (excuse this enthusiasm; but you have aroused the British Lion-Serpent.)
  Note, please, that the equivalents given in 777 are not always exact. Tahuti is not quite Thoth, still less Hermes; Mercury is a very much more comprehensive idea, but not nearly so exalted: Hanuman hardly at all. Nor is Tetragrammaton IAO, though even etymology asserts the identity.

1.00 - Preliminary Remarks, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  The lack of proof has been so severely felt by Christianity (and in a much less degree by Islam) that fresh miracles have been manufactured almost daily to support the tottering structure. Modern thought, rejecting these miracles, has adopted theories involving epilepsy and madness. As if organisation could spring from disorganization! Even if epilepsy were the cause of these great movements which have caused civilization after civilization to arise from barbarism, it would merely form an argument for cultivating epilepsy.
  Of course great men will never conform with the standards of little men, and he whose mission it is to overturn the world can hardly escape the title of revolutionary. The fades of a period always furnish terms of abuse. The fad of Caiaphas was Judaism, and the Pharisees told him that Christ blasphemed. Pilate was a loyal Roman; to him they accused Christ of sedition. When the Pope had all power it was necessary to prove an enemy a heretic. Advancing to-day towards a medical oligarchy, we try to prove that our opponents are insane, and (in a Puritan country) to attack their morals. We should then avoid all rhetoric, and try to investigate with perfect freedom from bias the phenomena which occurred to these great leaders of mankind.
  We must fix times for practice, and make our feasts moveable. In order to test our progress, for we shall find that (as in all physiological matters) meditation cannot be gauged by the feelings, we shall have a note-book and a pencil, and we shall also have a watch. We shall then endeavour to count how often, during the first quarter of an hour, the mind breaks away from the idea upon which it is determined to concentrate. We shall practice this twice daily; and, as we go, experience will teach us which conditions are favourable and which not.
  Before we have been doing this for very long we are almost certain to get impatient, and we shall find that we have to practice many other things in order to assist us in our work. New problems will constantly arise which must be faced, and solved.

1.00 - PRELUDE AT THE THEATRE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Is fresh from reading of the daily papers.
  Idly to us they come, as to a masquerade,

1.013 - Defence Mechanisms of the Mind, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Every person is totally dependent we are not independent, as we imagine ourselves to be. If we were not dependent, we would not be annoyed or upset, nor would we get angry. We would not be disturbed. These almost daily appearances or phenomena in the mind show that we are hanging on to certain other factors for our existence and action; and when those factors do not appear to be conducive to our way of thinking, we get disturbed. There is no independent person in this world. Everyone is dependent, and to imagine that we are independent is foolish, because if we were independent there would be no botheration for us or worry of any kind, at any time. The dependence of the mind on things is, again, of various kinds, and it arises on account of the make-up of the individual personality itself.
  Broadly speaking, there are various phases of the individual the physical needs and the psychological needs experienced by us daily which make us hang on to things, like slaves. We cannot bear extreme heat; we cannot bear extreme cold; we cannot bear hunger; we cannot bear thirst. These are the immediate creature needs of the individual which makes it totally dependent on external factors. We cannot control these urges by any amount of effort. There are other vital needs of the individual which press it forward towards fulfilment. The vital urges are forceful impulses which drive the mind and the senses towards their objects of fulfilment, and these are, again, the weak spots. If we are in a position to fulfil the needs of the body, the mind and the senses in any measure whatsoever, we become friends. A friend is one who can fulfil our needs; and this is, of course, how we usually define a friend. My needs have to be fulfilled, whatever the needs may be, and when the needs are analysed threadbare, the structure of the mind and the senses are automatically analysed also.
  In a medical examination, the diagnosis is the more important part of treatment. Proper diagnosis precedes any prescription of medicine. So, the order for self-control, atma nigrah, may be regarded as a prescription for the illness of the individual, but this prescription can be given only after a thorough diagnosis of the individual's case. Although every individual may be said to be sick in some way or the other, everyone does not suffer from the same kind of sickness uniformly.

1.01 - Appearance and Reality, #The Problems of Philosophy, #Bertrand Russell, #Philosophy
  In daily life, we assume as certain many things which, on a closer scrutiny, are found to be so full of apparent contradictions that only a great amount of thought enables us to know what it is that we really may believe. In the search for certainty, it is natural to begin with our present experiences, and in some sense, no doubt, knowledge is to be derived from them. But any statement as to what it is that our immediate experiences make us know is very likely to be wrong. It seems to me that
  I am now sitting in a chair, at a table of a certain shape, on which I see sheets of paper with writing or print. By turning my head I see out of the window buildings and clouds and the sun. I believe that the sun is about ninety-three million miles from the earth; that it is a hot globe many times bigger than the earth; that, owing to the earth's rotation, it rises every morning, and will continue to do so for an indefinite time in the future. I believe that, if any other normal person comes into my room, he will see the same chairs and tables and books and papers as I see, and that the table which I see is the same as the table which I feel pressing against my arm. All this seems to be so evident as to be hardly worth stating, except in answer to a man who doubts whether I know anything. Yet all this may be reasonably doubted, and all of it requires much careful discussion before we can be sure that we have stated it in a form that is wholly true.
  Among these surprising possibilities, doubt suggests that perhaps there is no table at all. Philosophy, if it cannot _answer_ so many questions as we could wish, has at least the power of _asking_ questions which increase the interest of the world, and show the strangeness and wonder lying just below the surface even in the commonest things of daily life.

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  I have heard of Brahmins sitting exposed to four fires and looking in the face of the sun; or hanging suspended, with their heads downward, over flames; or looking at the heavens over their shoulders until it becomes impossible for them to resume their natural position, while from the twist of the neck nothing but liquids can pass into the stomach; or dwelling, chained for life, at the foot of a tree; or measuring with their bodies, like caterpillars, the breadth of vast empires; or standing on one leg on the tops of pillars,even these forms of conscious penance are hardly more incredible and astonishing than the scenes which I daily witness. The twelve labors of Hercules were trifling in comparison with those which my neighbors have undertaken; for they were only twelve, and had an end; but I could never see that these men slew or captured any monster or finished any labor. They have no friend Iolas to burn with a hot iron the root of the hydras head, but as soon as one head is crushed, two spring up.
  I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms, houses, barns, cattle, and farming tools; for these are more easily acquired than got rid of. Better if they had been born in the open pasture and suckled by a wolf, that they might have seen with clearer eyes what field they were called to labor in. Who made them serfs of the soil? Why should they eat their sixty acres, when man is condemned to eat only his peck of dirt? Why should they begin digging their graves as soon as they are born? They have got to live a mans life, pushing all these things before them, and get on as well as they can. How many a poor immortal soul have I met well nigh crushed and smothered under its load, creeping down the road of life, pushing before it a barn seventy-five feet by forty, its Augean stables never cleansed, and one hundred acres of land, tillage, mowing, pasture, and wood-lot! The portionless, who struggle with no such unnecessary inherited encumbrances, find it labor enough to subdue and cultivate a few cubic feet of flesh.
  To know this I should not need to look farther than to the shanties which every where border our railroads, that last improvement in civilization; where I see in my daily walks human beings living in sties, and all winter with an open door, for the sake of light, without any visible, often imaginable, wood pile, and the forms of both old and young are permanently contracted by the long habit of shrinking from cold and misery, and the development of all their limbs and faculties is checked. It certainly is fair to look at that class by whose labor the works which distinguish this generation are accomplished. Such too, to a greater or less extent, is the condition of the operatives of every denomination in England, which is the great workhouse of the world. Or I could refer you to Ireland, which is marked as one of the white or enlightened spots on the map. Contrast the physical condition of the Irish with that of the North American Indian, or the South Sea
  Islander, or any other savage race before it was degraded by contact with the civilized man. Yet I have no doubt that that peoples rulers are as wise as the average of civilized rulers. Their condition only proves what squalidness may consist with civilization. I hardly need refer now to the laborers in our Southern States who produce the staple exports of this country, and are themselves a staple production of the
  Shall we always study to obtain more of these things, and not sometimes to be content with less? Shall the respectable citizen thus gravely teach, by precept and example, the necessity of the young mans providing a certain number of superfluous glow-shoes, and umbrellas, and empty guest chambers for empty guests, before he dies? Why should not our furniture be as simple as the Arabs or the Indians? When I think of the benefactors of the race, whom we have apotheosized as messengers from heaven, bearers of divine gifts to man, I do not see in my mind any retinue at their heels, any car-load of fashionable furniture. Or what if I were to allowwould it not be a singular allowance?that our furniture should be more complex than the Arabs, in proportion as we are morally and intellectually his superiors! At present our houses are cluttered and defiled with it, and a good housewife would sweep out the greater part into the dust hole, and not leave her mornings work undone. Morning work! By the blushes of Aurora and the music of Memnon, what should be mans _morning work_ in this world? I had three pieces of limestone on my desk, but I was terrified to find that they required to be dusted daily, when the furniture of my mind was all undusted still, and I threw them out the window in disgust. How, then, could I have a furnished house? I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground.
  It is the luxurious and dissipated who set the fashions which the herd so diligently follow. The traveller who stops at the best houses, so called, soon discovers this, for the publicans presume him to be a

1.01 - Hatha Yoga, #Amrita Gita, #Swami Sivananda Saraswati, #Hinduism
  19. Spend half an hour daily in the practice of Asanas and Pranayama. This will give you health, vim, vigour and vitality. This will remove all diseases.
  20. Dhauti (cleansing of stomach with a piece of cloth), Basti (drawing up of water through anus), Neti (cleansing of nostrils with the help of a thread), Nauli (manipulation of the abdominal muscles), Trataka (gazing on an object), Kapalabhati (a kind of Pranayama)are the Shad Kriyas of Hatha Yoga.
  31. Practise Yoga-Mudra daily. This is a good exercise for the abdominal organs.

1.01 - How is Knowledge Of The Higher Worlds Attained?, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  The student is told to set apart moments in his daily life in which to withdraw into himself, quietly and alone. He is not to occupy himself at such moments with the affairs of his own ego. This would result in the contrary of what is intended. He should rather let his experiences and the messages from the outer world re-echo within his own completely silent self. At such silent moments every flower, every animal, every action will unveil to him secrets undreamt of. And thus he will prepare himself to receive quite new impressions of the outer world through quite different eyes. The desire to enjoy impression after impression merely blunts the faculty of cognition; the latter, however, is nurtured and cultivated if the enjoyment once experienced is allowed to reveal its message. Thus the student must accustom himself not merely to let the enjoyment
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  The student must set aside a small part of his daily life in which to concern himself with something quite different from the objects of his daily occupation. The way, also, in which he occupies himself at such a time must differ entirely from the way in which he performs the rest of his daily duties. But this does not mean that what he does in the time thus set apart has no connection with his daily work. On the contrary, he will soon find that just these secluded moments, when sought in the right way, give him full power to perform his daily task. Nor must it be supposed that the observance of this rule will really encroach upon the time needed for the performance of his duties. Should anyone really have
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   and applies equally to exceptional circumstances and to the daily affairs of life. The student must seek the power of confronting himself, at certain times, as a stranger. He must stand before himself with the inner tranquility of a judge. When this is attained, our own experiences present themselves in a new light. As long as we are interwoven with them and stand, as it were, within them, we cling to the non-essential just as much as to the essential. If we attain the calm inner survey, the essential is severed from the non-essential. Sorrow and joy, every thought, every resolve, appear different when we confront ourselves in this way. It is as though we had spent the whole day in a place where we beheld the smallest objects at the same close range as the largest, and in the evening climbed a neighboring hill and surveyed the whole scene at a glance. Then the various parts appear related to each other in different proportions from those they bore when seen from within. This exercise will not and need not succeed with present occurrences of destiny, but it should be attempted by the student in connection with the events of destiny already experienced in the past. The value of
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   and in quite a different situation. In this way something begins to live within him which ranges above the purely personal. His gaze is directed to worlds higher than those with which every-day life connects him. And thus he begins to feel and realize, as an inner experience, that he belongs to those higher worlds. These are worlds concerning which his senses and his daily occupation can tell him nothing. Thus he now shifts the central point of his being to the inner part of his nature. He listens to the voices within him which speak to him in his moments of tranquility; he cultivates an intercourse with the spiritual world. He is removed from the every-day world. Its noise is silenced. All around him there is silence. He puts away everything that reminds him of such impressions from without. Calm inward contemplation and converse with the purely spiritual world fill his soul.-Such tranquil contemplation must become a natural necessity in the life of the student. He is now plunged in a world of thought. He must develop a living feeling for this silent thought-activity. He must learn to love what the spirit pours into him. He will soon cease to feel that this thought-world is
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   does not alienate him from the world. He will in no way be estranged from his daily tasks and duties, for he comes to realize that the most insignificant action he has to accomplish, the most insignificant experience which offers itself to him, stands in connection with cosmic beings and cosmic events. When once this connection is revealed to him in his moments of contemplation, he comes to his daily activities with a new, fuller power. For now he knows that his labor and his suffering are given and endured for the sake of a great, spiritual, cosmic whole. Not weariness, but strength to live springs from meditation.
  With firm step the student passes through life. No matter what it may bring him, he goes forward erect. In the past he knew not why he labored and suffered, but now he knows. It is obvious that such meditation leads more surely to the goal if conducted under the direction of experienced persons who know of themselves how everything may best be done; and their advice and guidance should be sought. Truly, no one loses his freedom thereby. What would otherwise be mere uncertain groping in the dark becomes under this direction purposeful work. All who

1.01 - MASTER AND DISCIPLE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  On the way back to Sri Ramakrishna's room the two friends talked. Sidhu told M. that the temple garden had been founded by Rani Rasmani. He said that God was worshipped there daily as Kali, Krishna, and Siva, and that within the gates sadhus and beggars were fed. When they reached Sri Ramakrishna's door again, they found it shut, and Brinde, the Maid, standing outside. M., who had been trained in English manners and would not enter a room without permission, asked her, "Is the holy man in?" Brinde replied, "Yes he's in the room."
  M: "How long has he lived here?"

1.01 - On renunciation of the world, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  So who is a faithful and wise monk? He who has kept his fervour unabated, and to the end of his life has not ceased daily to add fire to fire, fervour to fervour, zeal to zeal, love to love.5
  1 Proverbs iv, 28.

1.01 - SAMADHI PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  difficulties in our daily lives come from being unable to hold
  our minds in this way. For instance, if a man does evil to us,

1.01 - Soul and God, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Zen
  I must learn that the dregs of my thought, my dreams, are the speech of my soul. I must carry them in my heart, and go back and forth over them in my mind, like the words of the person dearest to me. Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration? You think that the dream is foolish and ungainly. What is beautiful? What is ungainly? What is clever? What is foolish? The spirit of this times is your measure, but the spirit of the depths surpasses it at both ends. Only the small spirit of this time knows the difference between large and small. But this difference is invalid, like the spirit which recognizes it. fol. ii(r) / ii(v) The spirit of the depths even taught me to consider my action and my decision as dependent on dreams. Dreams pave the way for life, and they determine you without you understanding their language. 53 One would like to learn this language, but who can
  The Red Book

1.01 - The Unexpected, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  The radiologist arrived with his X-ray machine at about 11 p.m. and stirred us into action. He was quite a smart young man carrying a confident air and went about his business in a formal manner. He took a few films and developed them at once which was a great relief to us. But the diagnosis came like a stunning blow. The Mother was shown the pictures revealing an impacted fracture of the right femur above the knee, two fragments firmly locked together. Both the specialist and the radiologist took a serious view of it, and remarked that if the fragments had projected backwards, the main blood vessels and nerves running behind the bone would have ruptured and caused a big disaster! It would have been most unwise in this situation to reduce the fracture by any forceful traction or other drastic mechanical contrivance. "I would leave it alone, put the limb in plaster, and by means of the splints exert a steady traction," was the final verdict of the specialist. The advice was accepted and the limb put into traction from the end of the bed. Particular attention was to be paid to the daily passive movements of the patella in order to avoid adhesion. The patient was to stay in bed for a number of weeks and the specialist would pay a second visit later on to consider the future course.
  The other doctors now took their leave and Dr. Manilal resumed the charge of the patient.
  The morning meal however was stopped very soon, since it was too early for his appetite. Here I must mention a minor but interesting episode about tea. It was a well-known fact that Sri Aurobindo was fond of a daily cup of tea. The accident had upset that long standing habit. Now the question was taken up. Dr. Manilal proposed that Sri Aurobindo should take a cup of marmite during the day as well as tea. Sri Aurobindo would not take both. I do not remember whether he took marmite at all, but I distinctly remember that he was taking tea. I also had a personal reason for this recollection, for I was, and even now am, a lover of tea, if not a mild addict. But Sri Aurobindo's way of drinking tea was rather odd; he had to drink it from a feeding cup! Could anyone relish a fine beverage taken out of a feeding cup, I wondered! Before the accident whenever we heard the tinkling sound of his spoon at midnight from his corner room, we used to say, "Sri Aurobindo is having tea!" One day he suddenly declared, "I won't take tea any more!" Thus a life-long habit was given up in an instant! This incident recalls another which took place many years earlier. It concerns his early habit of smoking cigars. A cigar was almost always between his lips. Once Devdas Gandhi, son of Mahatma Gandhi, visited him and saw the inevitable cigar. He shot the question, "Why are you attached to smoking?" At once came the retort, "Why are you so attached to nonsmoking?" This gives us a hint that Sri Aurobindo smoked, but without any real attachment and the proof came a few years later when the Mother began to take charge of household affairs and smoking was indulged in by all the inmates. She favoured non-smoking. Without the slightest hesitation Sri Aurobindo put aside his cigar. There was an end to an inveterate habit without the least fuss.
  To resume our story. When everything had settled down and our work had fallen into a regular pattern, the "famous" talks started, in the evening. At the beginning Sri Aurobindo, lying on his back, used to speak in a low voice to the group crowded near the bed. Naturally on that occasion all of us, except Purani who stood at a distance, would rally round to listen to his finely cadenced voice and his utterances on various topics made in an intimate tone. He would rarely look at anybody while talking.
  The food question easily solved, next came the problem of the bath. We were left no other choice but to give a daily sponge bath so long as Sri Aurobindo was confined to bed. But even long afterwards, it continued for lack of a proper bathroom. Whatever the arrangement was, Sri Aurobindo was not affected in the least. It was Dr. Manilal's unique privilege to touch the divine body and give it a human cleansing with soap, powder, etc.
  Another thing that required medical attention was the proper functioning of the bowels. Their habit was deranged, and a constant flat position added to the difficulty. Various medical remedies were proposed, all of which were vetoed. Here Sri Aurobindo was more positive. He explained that he had not been accustomed to taking any medical accessories for years and years, all his ailments he had cured by the application of spiritual Force. We argued that trifal, for instance, could hardly be called a medicine, it was a compound made of three fruits. Since the argument did not work, we asked, "Why not apply the Force then?" "Well," he replied, "not that I am not doing it, but the body is not accustomed to receive the Force in this position." He added with a smile, "It is a tamasic position, and I feel too lazy to apply the Force." We all laughed to hear this candid admission. Soon however the body did learn to respond, and there was no further trouble on that score. Of course, there were fluctuations and he used to remark, "It is like the story of helping too much or too little." When we failed to grasp the allusion, he explained it at length. The story goes like this: During the Boer War two soldiers were running away on horseback. One of them was somewhat short and plump. He fell down from the horse. Finding it difficult to mount up, and the enemies hotly pursuing, he made a prayer: "Oh God, help me to my saddle!" and gave a big jump. He fell not on the saddle, but on the other side, and was caught. He exclaimed: "Thou hast helped me too much!" Since then the joke has become proverbial among us.
  One minor trouble that worried us was the early appearance of bedsores. They took some time to heal and it needed rubber cushions to protect the back from further damage. Sri Aurobindo enquired daily about the condition. From then on, he started taking an active interest in his health in every detail.
  It will be seen from the above account that a personal relation had now grown between the Guru and the disciples; the sense of awe and distance had vanished. In this respect, Dr. Manilal must be considered our vanguard. His age, profession, charming childlike nature melted the apparently frosty reserve of the Master. The Divine has a soft corner for the healers of the body. The much abused human representative of the Divine Healer has still a place in the economy of things! Nevertheless, even in his personal relations, Sri Aurobindo never lost his impersonality.
  In addition to my medical work, I had to do some intellectual work as well. Reading aloud the daily newspapers to Sri Aurobindo was one. The Hindu naturally was the paper of choice. His way of reading which I had to follow at first amused me, but I realised that most of us also read in a similar way. His remarks were quite enjoyable. He would say, "Read out the prominent headlines." As I read them aloud successively, he would ask, "Yes, what does it say? Let us hear." Or, "That doesn't matter. Anything else?" Thus in 10 or 15 minutes all the news was served out. The Editorial had an occasional interest. One other paper that caught his fancy was The daily Mail for its Curly Wee cartoon. He kept his interest in it till the end though he found it getting stale and dry. In the evening, the Weekly New Statesman and Nation, sometimes the Manchester Guardian, used to be read by Purani; later on it came to be my job, but it stopped after a while. It was probably through these media that he maintained his contact with the details of the fast-changing movements in the political and cultural world, whose general aspects he could be inwardly aware of by his universalised yogic consciousness.

1.01 - Who is Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  Yeshe, who practiced Tara meditation daily, often referred to her as Mummy
  Tara. Just as most of us worldly beings feel afnity for our mothers and rely

10.23 - Prayers and Meditations of the Mother, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Although my whole being is in theory consecrated to Thee, O Sublime Master, who art the life, the light and the love in all things, I still find it hard to carry out this consecration in detail. It has taken me several weeks to learn that the reason for this written meditation, its justification lies in the very fact of addressing it daily to Thee. In this way I shall put into material shape each day a little of the conversation I have so often with Thee; I shall make my confession to Thee as well as it may be..
   I then thought of all those who were watching over the ship to safeguard and protect our route, and in gratitude, I willed that Thy peace should be born and live in their hearts; then I thought of all those who, confident and carefree, slept the sleep of inconscience and, with solicitude for their miseries, pity for their latent suffering which would awake in them in their own waking, I willed that a little of Thy Peace might dwell in their hearts and bring to birth in them the life of the Spirit, the light which dispels ignorance. I then thought of the dwellers of this vast sea, visible and invisible, and I willed that over them might be extended Thy Peace. I thought next of those whom we had left far away and whose affection is with us, and with a great tenderness I willed for them Thy conscious and lasting Peace, the plenitude of Thy Peace proportioned to their capacity to receive it. Then I thought of all those to whom we are going, who are restless with childish preoccupations and fight for mean competitions of interest in ignorance and egoism and ardently, in a great aspiration for them I asked for the plenty light of Thy Peace. I next thought of all those whom we know, of all those whom we do not know, of all the life that is working itself out, of all that has changed its form and all that is not yet in form, and for all that, and also for all of which I cannot think, for all that is present to my memory and for all that I forget, in a great eg ingathering and mute adoration, I implored Thy Peace.

1.025 - Sadhana - Intensifying a Lighted Flame, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  In the practice of one reality, ekatattva abhyasah, mentioned by Sage Patanjali in one of his sutras for the purpose of restraining the modifications of the mind, there are, again, grades of approach. The one reality is not necessarily the Absolute Reality, though that is the aim, ultimately. As was mentioned previously, a reality, for the purpose of practice, is that condition which can fulfil a particular need of a specific state of mind under a given condition. So until the Absolute Reality is reached, all other realities are relative realities. Every reality, as far as we are concerned empirically, is relative subject to transcendence. Nevertheless, it is a reality to us, which only goes to prove that we are also only relative realities. We, as individuals, are not absolute realities and, therefore, we are satisfied with what is relative. We are not in daily contact with the Absolute; what we are in contact with is a relative reality. And inasmuch as the subject experiencing and the object experienced are on the same level or degree of reality, it goes without saying that the empirical subjects that we all are come under relative reality, and not the Absolute Reality.
  In the concentration of the mind on one reality, ekatattva, what is intended is that the attention should be focused on a system or order of values which is immediately superior to, or transcendent to, the current state of affairs, the present state of experience, and the conditions through which we are passing through at this moment. Anything which can include particulars in a more organised whole can be regarded as a higher reality for this purpose. There are tentative realities created for the purpose of practical convenience by organisations, associations or systems which we have created for the purpose of subjugating the individual ego and compelling it to affiliate itself to a larger body to which also it ought to belong and is made to belong.
  I can give you examples of quantitative systems which we create in our practical daily life for the purpose of overcoming the urges of the ego and connecting it with wider or larger wholes. A physical individual, or a bodily person, is the lowest unit of reality as far as our experience goes. An utterly selfish individual is one who looks upon the body as the ultimate reality, and the only reality there is nothing else. Now, this is the grossest form of egoism, where the bodily individuality is regarded as the only reality and everything else is completely ignored. This is the animal's way of thinking, to some extent. The tiger has no concern for anything except its own personal existence, and it can pounce on anyone for the sake of its own security and existence.
  The animalistic way of thinking persists in the human level also, and often many times, in fact the urge to assert one's bodily individuality vehemently gains the upper hand, though rationally it would not be possible for anyone to justify the exclusive reality of a bodily personality. Such was the primitive condition of people in prehistoric times, or Paleolithic times, as they say, when human beings were not yet evolved to the present condition of social understanding. In the biological history of mankind, right from creation as far as the mind can go, it is said that the evolution of the human individual, right from the lowest levels, included certain conditions of human existence which were inseparable from animal life. The caveman, the Neanderthal man and such other primitive types of existence point to an animal mind operating through a human body, where cannibalism was not unfamiliar. One could eat another, because the animal mind was not completely absent even in the human body, and there was insecurity on account of it being possible for one man to eat another man. As history tells us, it took ages for the primitive mind to realise the necessity for individuals to come into agreement among themselves for the purpose of security. If I start jumping upon you and you start jumping upon me, both of us will be unhappy and insecure, and you would not know whether you will be safe and I cannot know if I will be safe. This sort of thing would be most undesirable.
  Inasmuch as it is a super-logical mystery, there would be no necessity on our part to investigate the causes thereof and the methods thereof, logically or scientifically, beyond a certain limit, though logical and scientific thinking is a help to corroborate the presence of this aspiration. The aspiration is already present within us. It is not created by logical thinking and, therefore, such logical thinking is only a bulwark that we create to reinforce the aspiration that is already there. We already have a faith in God. We already believe that God-realisation is the goal of life. This belief has taken possession of us already, and now all that we do is only an ancillary process which is contri butory to streng thening this aspiration and enabling it to become more and more potent and influential in our daily life. We cannot create a concept of God by any amount of effort.
  Sadhana is nothing but the intensifying of this flame that has already been lit up in us by God Himself, ultimately. You have been led to this study due to God's grace. It is not because you have money to purchase a book. It is not money that has brought you these discourses, it is not your effort that has brought you to these discourses it is nothing of the kind. It is a divine mystery that has operated in a very inscrutable and marvellous manner for a purpose which is cosmic in significance, and not merely individual, as we may imagine. You have been led to this study for a cosmic purpose, and a divine purpose, which is a coincidence and a collocation of factors which can be understood only by the Cosmic Thinker, God Himself. I have always been holding that, ultimately, it appears to be God who is doing sadhana for God-realisation, and nobody else can do it; and meditation is nothing but God thinking God.

1.028 - Bringing About Whole-Souled Dedication, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Likewise, to know everything that will happen in the future also cannot be regarded as a happy state of affairs for minds that are incapable of understanding all aspects of things. Inasmuch as the prarabdhas in us have a restraining force upon us, all the gates will not open at one stroke. There is a gradual opening of the personality, like the blossoming of a flower from the state of a bud. Just as we grow from childhood to youth, etc., and do not suddenly jump into the skies, there is a gradual opening up of consciousness into higher and higher levels by the intensity of the daily practice. Each day we will find that there is a little progress, though it may not be all that we expect. All that we expect cannot come in one day, for reasons that we know very well. But there is bound to be progress, even if the practice is very little, provided that it is done with ardour and with great affection, intensity and wholeheartedness.
  The condition mentioned in the sutra of Patanjali is: sa tu drghakla nairantarya satkra sevita dhabhmi (I.14). A very, very affectionate attitude towards this practice is one condition. We cannot have a greater love for anything in this world than we have for this practice. In fact, this practice is like a parent to us it will take care of us, protect us and provide us with everything that we need. This practice of yoga should be continued until the point of realisation, without asking for immediate results. Karmanyevdhikraste m phaleu kadcana(B.G. II.47), says Bhagavan Sri Krishna in the Bhagavadgita. Our duty is to act according to the discipline prescribed, and not to expect results. The results will follow in the long run, in due course of time.
  So the subconscious mind goes there, and that outlet which the mind allows for at the bottom lets all the energy leak out in the wrong direction. The so-called concentration of mind in the practice of yoga that is undertaken every day becomes a kind of futile effort on account of not knowing that some underground activity is going on in the mind which is completely upsetting all of our conscious activities called daily meditation. We have certain underground activities which we are not aware of always, and these activities completely disturb and turn upside-down all of the so-called practice of yoga that is done only at the conscious level.
  I have always been saying that our personality is not merely at the conscious level. The larger part of our personality is in levels which are deeper than the conscious one. Until all of the levels come up and merge into a focused attention in the practice of yoga, we cannot expect the desired result. But once this whole-souled dedication is achieved, once it becomes part of our conscious life, it immediately speaks in the language of ultimate success.

1.02 - BOOK THE SECOND, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  That herbs for cattle daily I renew,
  And food for Man, and frankincense for you?

1.02 - Karmayoga, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  There have been others in the past which have powerfully influenced the national mind and there is no reason why there should not be a yet more perfect synthesis in the future. It is such a synthesis, embracing all life and action in its scope, that the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Vivekananda have been preparing. What is dimly beginning now is a repetition on a wider stage of what happened once before in India, more rapidly but to smaller issues, when the Buddha lived and taught his philosophy and ethics to the Aryan nations. Then as now a mighty spirit, it matters not whether Avatar or Vibhuti, the full expression of God in man or a great outpouring of the divine energy, came down among men and brought into their daily life and practice the force and impulse of utter spirituality. And this time it is the full light and not a noble part, unlike Buddhism which, expressing Vedantic morality, yet ignored a fundamental reality of Vedanta and was therefore expelled from its prime seat and cradle. The material result was then what it will be now, a great political, moral and social revolution which made India

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  You work in an office; you are climbing the corporate ladder. Your daily activity reflects this superordinate
  goal. You are constantly immersed in one activity or another, designed to produce an elevation in your
  current daily struggles. The great difference between us and them seems analagous in distance, if not
  precisely in kind, to that obtaining between the varied cultural worlds of today to the great gap that still
  Durga323 or Kali, was accompanied by the daily slaughter of twenty buffalo, two hundred and fifty goats,
  and two hundred and fifty pigs. The blood-drenched sand in the sacrificial pits was replaced twice a day

1.02 - Meditating on Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  our daily life and Taras ability to make innite manifestations throughout all
  universes? We must progress gradually and consistently. Our practice of the

1.02 - Meeting the Master - Authors second meeting, March 1921, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   I had lived there for nearly a generation but had never felt the Pondicherry Ashram as something fixed and unchanging. I realised this most strongly on the day I was returning to it. Pondicherry has always been to me the symbol of a great experiment, of a divine ideal. It is marching every hour towards the ultimate goal of mans upward ascent to the Divine. Not a city but a spiritual laboratory, a collective being with a daily changing horizon yet pursuing a fixed distant objective, a place fixed to the outer view but constantly moving Pondicherry to me is always like the Arab's tent.

1.02 - On the Knowledge of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  Let us notice, also, the daily necessities of man, his need of food, of clothing and of a dwelling; his need of rain, clouds, wind, heat and cold : and that he needs the weaver, the cotton-spinner, the clothier and the fuller to provide him with clothing; and that each one of these has need of so many instruments, and of so many trades, like those of the blacksmith, the farmer, the carpenter, the dyer, and the tanner; and besides, their need of iron, lead, wood and the like. Notice at the same time, the adaptation of these workmen to their instruments, and of the instruments to the trades, and how each art has given rise to several others, and the mind is astonished and distracted. The adaptation of all these instruments comes from the pure grace and perfect mercy of God, and from the fountain of his benevolence. Moreover, God's creating prophets, sending them to us, and leading us to their law and to love them, is a perfume of His universal beneficence. He proclaims himself, "My mercy surpasses my anger," and the Prophet has said: "Verily, God is more full of compassion to his servants, than the affectionate mother to her nursing child."
  It has been shown that man from his own existence, knows the existence of his creator, that from his analysis of the materials of which his body is composed and of its distinctive characters he understands the almighty power of God, that from the uses, the arrangement and the combination of his organs, he knows the omniscient wisdom of God, and that his clemency and compassion extend to [45] all. He knows, also, that these many mercies and bounties are bestowed upon him without his seeking or care, from God's rich and overflowing grace. Now in this way it is possible that the knowledge of the soul should become the key to the knowledge of God. For just as from a survey of your own being and attributes, you have in a contracted form learned the being and attributes of God, it is also possible to understand how the freedom and the holiness of God, bear a resemblance to the freedom of your soul.

1.02 - Pranayama, Mantrayoga, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  and should be practised certainly never less than one hour daily by the serious student.
  Four hours is a better period, a golden mean; sixteen hours is too much for most people.

1.02 - Self-Consecration, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  1:All Yoga is in its nature a new birth; it is a birth out of the ordinary, the mentalised material life of man into a higher spiritual consciousness and a greater and diviner being. No Yoga can be successfully undertaken and followed unless there is a strong awakening to the necessity of that larger spiritual existence. The soul that is called to this deep and vast change, may arrive in different ways to the initial departure. It may come to it by its own natural development which has been leading it unconsciously towards the awakening; it may reach it through the influence of a religion or the attraction of a philosophy; it may approach it by a slow illumination or leap to it by a sudden touch or shock; it may be pushed or led to it by the pressure of outward circumstances or by an inward necessity, by a single word that breaks the seals of the mind or by long reflection, by the distant example of one who has trod the path or by contact and daily influence. According to the nature and the circumstances the call will come.
  2:But in whatever way it comes, there must be a decision of the mind and the will and, as its result, a complete and effective self-consecration. The acceptance of a new spiritual idea-force and upward orientation in the being, an illumination, a turning or conversion seized on by the will and the heart's aspiration, -- this is the momentous act which contains as in a seed all the results that the Yoga has to give. The mere idea or intellectual seeking of something higher beyond, however strongly grasped by the mind's interest, is ineffective unless it is seized on by the heart as the one thing desirable and by the will as the one thing to be done. For truth of the Spirit has not to be merely thought but to be lived, and to live it demands a unified single-mindedness of the being; so great a change as is contemplated by the Yoga is not to be effected by a divided will or by a small portion of the energy or by a hesitating mind. He who seeks the Divine must consecrate himself to God and -- to God only.

1.02 - The 7 Habits An Overview, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  Habits are powerful factors in our lives. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character and produce our effectiveness or ineffectiveness.
  As Horace Mann, the great educator, once said, "Habits are like a cable. We weave a strand of it everyday and soon it cannot be broken." I personally do not agree with the last part of his expression.

1.02 - The Eternal Law, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  enthusiasm to exhaustion, gray apathy to fugitive pleasures and recurring sufferings, and to find a poise above in other words, to recover the divine consciousness (yoga), the state of perfect equilibrium. In order to achieve this goal, they try to take us out of the state of dispersion and waste in which we live daily, and to create in us a concentration powerful enough to break our ordinary limits and,
  in time, to propel us into another state. This work of concentration can be done at any level of our being physical, vital, or mental.

1.02 - The Great Process, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  But, in so doing, we are perhaps making as great a mistake as that of the apprentice human in his first lake dwelling who would have claimed that the Goal, the mental heaven he was gropingly discovering, was not in the commonplaceness of daily life, in those tools to carve, those mouths to feed, those entangling nets, those countless snares, but in some ice cave or Australasian desert and who would have discarded his tools. Einstein's equations would never have seen the light of day. By losing his tools, man loses his goal; by discarding all the grossness and evil and darkness and burden of life, we may go dozing off into the blissful (?) reaches of the Spirit, but we are completely outside the Goal, because the Goal might very well be right here, in this grossness and darkness and evil and burden which are gross and dark and burdensome only because we look at them erroneously, as the apprentice human looked erroneously at his tools, unable to see how his tying that stone to that club was already tying the invisible train of our thought to the movement of Jupiter and Venus, and how the mental heaven actually teems everywhere here, in all our gestures and superfluous acts, just as our next heaven teems under our eyes, concealed only by our false spiritual look, imprisoned in the white circle of a so-called Spirit which is but our human approximation for the next stage of evolution. Life... Life alone is the field of our Yoga, exclaimed Sri Aurobindo.4
  Yet the process, the Great Process, is here, just as it began as long ago as the Pleistocene era that idle little second, that introspection of the second kind but the movement revealed to the monkey and the movement revealed to the spiritualist of ages past (and surpassed) are in no way an indication of the next direction it is to take. There is no continuity that is a delusion! There is no refinement of the same movement, no improving upon the ape or man, no perfecting of the stone tool or the mental tool, no climbing higher peaks, no thinking loftier thoughts, no deeper meditations or discoveries that would be a glorification of the existing state, a sublimation of the old flesh, a sublime halo around the old beast there is SOMETHING ELSE, something radically different, a new threshold to cross, as different from ours as the threshold of plant life was from the animal, another discovery of the already-here, which will change our world as drastically as the human look changed the world of the caterpillar yet it is the same world, but seen with two different looks another Spirit, we might say, as different from the religious or intellectual spirit or the great naked Spirit on the heights of the Absolute, as man's thought is different from the first quivering of a wild rose under a ray of sunlight yet it is the same eternal Spirit but in a greater concretization of itself, for, in fact, the Spirit's true direction is not from the bottom up, but from the top down, and it becomes ever more in matter, because it is the world's very Matter, wrested bit by bit from our false caterpillar look and false human look and false spiritual look or, let us say, recognized little by little by our growing true look. This new threshold of vision depends first on a pause in our regular mental and visual routine and that is the Great Process, the movement of introspection of the second kind but the path is entirely new: this is a new life on earth, another discovery to make; and the less weighed down we are by past wisdom, past ascents, past illuminations, all the disciplines and virtues and old gilded frills of the Spirit, the freer we are and more open to the new, the more the path shall spring up under our feet, as if by magic, as if it sprang from that total desecration.

1.02 - The Recovery, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Thanks to all these arduous and assiduous exercises, the limb gained in solid strength, and the body its requisite tone. He began now to read the daily papers himself. One day as I was passing a rapid glance over the morning paper, assuming that he was not yet ready, he enquired, "The paper hasn't come?" I promptly handed it over to him. "Have you digested the news?" he asked. I smiled abashed! Quiet casual humour, characteristic of Sri Aurobindo.
  We reached the month of April. Sri Aurobindo's rapid progress became widely known and people began to clamour for a Darshan; they had already missed two of them, and for the next one in August it would be too painfully long to wait. The Mother also began to plead on behalf of the bhaktas, though not much pleading was needed. For we know that when the Mother's heart had melted, the Father's would not take long to do so. Besides, the Mother probably wanted Sri Aurobindo to take up his regular activities as soon as possible. Even for him she would not make any exception. Her dynamic nature cannot brook too long an ease. April 24th was then fixed for the Darshan, as it was the day of the Mother's final arrival in Pondicherry. Thenceforth the April Darshan became a permanent feature. The date well suited the professors and students, since it fell within the span of the summer holidays. But the darshan time had to be changed from the morning to the afternoon and it would be a darshan in the true sense of the word. For the devotees would simply come and stand for a brief while before the Mother and the Master, have their darshan and quietly leave. Sri Aurobindo tersely remarked, "No more of that long seven-hour darshan!" Formerly the Darshan was observed with a great ceremonial pomp. Starting at about 7.30 a.m., it ran with one breathing interval, up to 3 p.m. The devotees offered their garlands and flowers, did two, even three or four pranams to the Mother and the Master who remained glued to one place throughout the ordeal, and endured another martyrdom under this excessive display of bhakti even as Raman Maharshi suffered from the "plague of prasads". Now, all that was cut down at one stroke by the force of external circumstances, and all expression transformed into a quiet inner adoration which is a characteristic of this Yoga. Sri Aurobindo's accident made the ceremonial Darshan a thing of past history.
  Another significant event that was shaping itself in 1939 was the political situation in Europe. Hitler's barking for lebensraum had been reverberating throughout the continent for some years and the war-clouds seemed to be gathering. Sri Aurobindo was watching the situation closely. In 1938 the war was almost imminent. Sri Aurobindo told us that "for many reasons war was not favoured at that time", and it did get stopped, as Sri Aurobindo wished. We used to hold daily discussions on the fate of the nations, of India and other dark consequences that would follow in the wake of Hitler's mad ambition. Chamberlain's "peace mission" failed and within a year of Sri Aurobindo's accident, the war broke out. We came to learn from him that England had at last declared war on Germany. He had learnt it from the Mother who had got the news from Pavitra. There was then no radio in the Ashram. We shall deal further with the topic of War in a separate chapter.
  These are the highlights of the first year following the accident. Sri Aurobindo's leg had now become quite strong, he could walk without any support. When at the end of the year 1939, Dr. Manilal asked Sri Aurobindo if the accident had done any good, he replied, " Yes, I have advanced much further since last November. I have found time to complete some books. Now I get more time to concentrate!"

1.02 - The Stages of Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   should become known, in order to prevent error causing great harm. No harm can come to anyone following the way here described, so long as he does not force matters. Only, one thing should be noted: no student should spend more time and strength upon these exercises than he can spare with due regard to his station in life and to his duties; nor should he change anything, for the time being, in the external conditions of his life through taking this path. Without patience no genuine results can be attained. After doing an exercise for a few minutes, the student must be able to stop and continue quietly his daily work, and no thought of these exercises should mingle with the day's work. No one is of use as an esoteric student or will ever attain results of real value who has not learned to wait in the highest and best sense of the word.
  The Control of Thoughts and Feelings
   were disturbed through such exercises, if he were hampered in judging the matters of his daily life as sanely and as soundly as before. He should examine himself again and again to find out if he has remained unaltered in relation to the circumstances among which he lives, or whether he may perhaps have become unbalanced. Above all, strict care must be taken not to drift at random into vague reveries, or to experiment with all kinds of exercises. The trains of thought here indicated have been tested and practiced in esoteric training since the earliest times, and only such are given in these pages. Anyone attempting to use others devised by himself, or of which he may have heard or read at one place or another, will inevitably go astray and find himself on the path of boundless chimera.
  As a further exercise to succeed the one just described, the following may be taken: Let the student place before him a plant which has attained the stage of full development. Now let him fill his mind with the thought that the time will come when this plant will wither and die. "Nothing will be left of what I now see before me. But this plant will have developed seeds which, in their turn,

1.02 - What is Psycho therapy?, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  when undertaken daily in the hope of (problematical) suggestive effects.

1.02 - Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  Entertainments. If we respected only what is inevitable and has a right to be, music and poetry would resound along the streets. When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence,that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality. This is always exhilarating and sublime. By closing the eyes and slumbering, and consenting to be deceived by shows, men establish and confirm their daily life of routine and habit everywhere, which still is built on purely illusory foundations. Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure. I have read in a Hindoo book, that there was a kings son, who, being expelled in infancy from his native city, was brought up by a forester, and, growing up to maturity in that state, imagined himself to belong to the barbarous race with which he lived. One of his fathers ministers having discovered him, revealed to him what he was, and the misconception of his character was removed, and he knew himself to be a prince. So soul, continues the Hindoo philosopher, from the circumstances in which it is placed, mistakes its own character, until the truth is revealed to it by some holy teacher, and then it knows itself to be _Brahme_. I perceive that we inhabitants of New England live this mean life that we do because our vision does not penetrate the surface of things. We think that that _is_ which _appears_ to be.
  If a man should walk through this town and see only the reality, where, think you, would the Mill-dam go to? If he should give us an account of the realities he beheld there, we should not recognize the place in his description. Look at a meeting-house, or a court-house, or a jail, or a shop, or a dwelling-house, and say what that thing really is before a true gaze, and they would all go to pieces in your account of them. Men esteem truth remote, in the outskirts of the system, behind the farthest star, before Adam and after the last man. In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages. And we are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality that surrounds us. The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us.

1.031 - Intense Aspiration, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  I can give a certain practical suggestion as to how this can be achieved in our daily routines of sadhana. What makes it difficult for us to generate such a genuine aspiration within us is our habitual association with hackneyed factors outside. We are used to living in a certain type of atmosphere, and we are continuing to live in that atmosphere we have not changed that atmosphere. Merely because we have left Rameswaram and come to Kasi, it does not mean that the atmosphere has changed; it is the same atmosphere. We see the same people; we breath the same air; we drink the same water; we have the same hunger and thirst; we sleep in the same manner; we have anger; we have irritation, perplexity, and prejudice of the same type, and we think in the same way as we thought in Rameswaram there is absolutely no difference. So, what is the difference? What change has been brought about? What is necessary is that this change of location that we have effected becomes helpful in bringing about a change inwardly also. Otherwise, why should we move from place to place, as if we have no other work? We can stay in one place, wherever it is.
  Why do we travel from place to place, as if we have nothing else to do? The reason is that we want to bring about a corresponding change in our own self, and the external movement has been used as a kind of assistance. But if that change has not become an assistance, the whole effort is futile. Another thing why does it not become helpful? How is it that this imagined external change of condition does not become helpful in bringing about an internal reorientation of living? The reason is that we have not been very honest and sincere. There has been a kind of bungling in the whole attitude of our mind towards what we are seeking, and a kind of confusion a self-deception, we may say. This, again, is due to a lack of proper training from a competent master. Again, I come to this point that a Guru is necessary. We cannot tread this path with our own legs. Our legs are very weak, because there are millions of obstacles that can simply shake us from our roots and throw us into the pits, even with all our understanding, which is of no use in the face of these obstacles. The obstacles are violent winds, and our legs are like sand which will be thrown in any direction by these violent movements of winds of desire, and what not.

1.03 - Eternal Presence, #Words Of The Mother I, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Sri Aurobindo is constantly in the subtle physical, very active there. I see him almost daily, and last night I spent many hours with him.
  If you become conscious in the subtle physical you will surely meet him, it is what he called the true physicalit has nothing to do with the psychic.

1.03 - Invocation of Tara, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Zen
  we have also instituted the daily recitation of Tara's
  ritual by the monks of the monastery.

1.03 - Japa Yoga, #Amrita Gita, #Swami Sivananda Saraswati, #Hinduism
  28. Have four sittings for Japa dailyearly morning, noon, evening and night.
  29. A devotee of Lord Vishnu should repeat Om Namo Narayanaya; a devotee of Lord Siva, Om Namah Sivaya; a devotee of Lord Krishna, Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya; a devotee of Lord Rama, Om Sri Ramaya Namah or Om Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram; a devotee of Devi, Gayatri Mantra or Durga Mantra.

1.03 - Meeting the Master - Meeting with others, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   Sri Aurobindo generally used to see his disciples and visitors from outside, who came with the express purpose of seeing him, between 9 and 11 in the morning after he had a glance at the daily paper The Hindu. These were very informal interviews and often intimate in the sense that the disciple would relate his experiences and difficulties, and visitors from outside generally sought his advice on spiritual matters or guidance in some public activity.
   One such interview is given here to illustrate how he dealt with the questions of Sadhana.

1.03 - PERSONALITY, SANCTITY, DIVINE INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The saint is one who knows that every moment of our human life is a moment of crisis; for at every moment we are called upon to make an all-important decisionto choose between the way that leads to death and spiritual darkness and the way that leads towards light and life; between interests exclusively temporal and the eternal order; between our personal will, or the will of some projection of our personality, and the will of God. In order to fit himself to deal with the emergencies of his way of life, the saint undertakes appropriate training of mind and body, just as the solther does. But whereas the objectives of military training are limited and very simple, namely, to make men courageous, cool-headed and co-operatively efficient in the business of killing other men, with whom, personally, they have no quarrel, the objectives of spiritual training are much less narrowly specialized. Here the aim is primarily to bring human beings to a state in which, because there are no longer any God-eclipsing obstacles between themselves and Reality, they are able to be aware continuously of the divine Ground of their own and all other beings; secondarily, as a means to this end, to meet all, even the most trivial circumstances of daily living without malice, greed, self-assertion or voluntary ignorance, but consistently with love and understanding. Because its objectives are not limited, because, for the lover of God, every moment is a moment of crisis, spiritual training is incomparably more difficult and searching than military training. There are many good solthers, few saints.
  We have seen that, in critical emergencies, solthers specifically trained to cope with that kind of thing tend to forget the inborn and acquired idiosyncrasies with which they normally identify their being and, transcending selfness, to behave in the same, one-pointed, better-than-personal way. What is true of solthers is also true of saints, but with this important difference that the aim of spiritual training is to make people become selfless in every circumstance of life, while the aim of military training is to make them selfless only in certain very special circumstances and in relation to only certain classes of human beings. This could not be otherwise; for all that we are and will and do depends, in the last analysis, upon what we believe the Nature of Things to be. The philosophy that rationalizes power politics and justifies war and military training is always (whatever the official religion of the politicians and war makers) some wildly unrealistic doctrine of national, racial or ideological idolatry, having, as its inevitable corollaries, the notions of Herrenvolk and the lesser breeds without the Law.

1.03 - Preparing for the Miraculous, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  ists fancy, has now become a daily item on the worlds news
  bulletins: Asia has awoken with such rapidity that experts

1.03 - Reading, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  However much we may admire the orators occasional bursts of eloquence, the noblest written words are commonly as far behind or above the fleeting spoken language as the firmament with its stars is behind the clouds. _There_ are the stars, and they who can may read them. The astronomers forever comment on and observe them. They are not exhalations like our daily colloquies and vaporous breath. What is called eloquence in the forum is commonly found to be rhetoric in the study. The orator yields to the inspiration of a transient occasion, and speaks to the mob before him, to those who can _hear_ him; but the writer, whose more equable life is his occasion, and who would be distracted by the event and the crowd which inspire the orator, speaks to the intellect and health of mankind, to all in any age who can
  _understand_ him.
  Tittle-Tol-Tan, to appear in monthly parts; a great rush; dont all come together. All this they read with saucer eyes, and erect and primitive curiosity, and with unwearied gizzard, whose corrugations even yet need no sharpening, just as some little four-year-old bencher his two-cent gilt-covered edition of Cinderella,without any improvement, that I can see, in the pronunciation, or accent, or emphasis, or any more skill in extracting or inserting the moral. The result is dulness of sight, a stagnation of the vital circulations, and a general deliquium and sloughing off of all the intellectual faculties. This sort of gingerbread is baked daily and more sedulously than pure wheat or rye-and-Indian in almost every oven, and finds a surer market.
  The best books are not read even by those who are called good readers.
  I never read them. We are underbred and low-lived and illiterate; and in this respect I confess I do not make any very broad distinction between the illiterateness of my townsman who cannot read at all, and the illiterateness of him who has learned to read only what is for children and feeble intellects. We should be as good as the worthies of antiquity, but partly by first knowing how good they were. We are a race of tit-men, and soar but little higher in our intellectual flights than the columns of the daily paper.
  It is not all books that are as dull as their readers. There are probably words addressed to our condition exactly, which, if we could really hear and understand, would be more salutary than the morning or the spring to our lives, and possibly put a new aspect on the face of things for us. How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book. The book exists for us perchance which will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered. These same questions that disturb and puzzle and confound us have in their turn occurred to all the wise men; not one has been omitted; and each has answered them, according to his ability, by his words and his life. Moreover, with wisdom we shall learn liberality. The solitary hired man on a farm in the outskirts of

1.03 - Some Practical Aspects, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   of sights and hearing in your soul and spirit. Do not expect immediately to see and hear in the world of soul and spirit, for all that you are doing does but contri bute to the development of your higher senses, and you will only be able to hear with soul and spirit when you possess these higher senses. Having persevered for a time in silent inner seclusion, go about your customary daily affairs, imprinting deeply upon your mind this thought: "Some day, when I have grown sufficiently, I shall attain that which I am destined to attain," and make no attempt to attract forcefully any of these higher powers to yourself. Every student receives these instructions at the outset. By observing them he perfects himself. If he neglects them, all his labor is in vain. But they are only difficult of achievement for the impatient and the unpersevering. No other obstacles exist save those which we ourselves place in our own path, and which can be avoided by all who really will. This point must be continually emphasized, because many people form an altogether wrong conception of the difficulties that beset the path to higher knowledge. It is easier, in a certain sense, to accomplish the first steps along this path than
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1.03 - Sympathetic Magic, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  afar off, but that the simplest acts of daily life may do so too.
  Hence on important occasions the behaviour of friends and relations

1.03 - Tara, Liberator from the Eight Dangers, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  become involved in many unethical actions in our daily life. When we sit
  down to meditate, our mind is unable to focus and runs crazily from one

1.03 - The House Of The Lord, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  How did we serve him? The best way to give a clear idea about it would be to present a picture of Sri Aurobindo's daily life, now that it had fallen into a definite pattern and woven our activities into it. However, I fear that in depicting his external life, some misconception may be created in the minds of the readers about his real Self. Since man is usually led by surface appearance and expressions, we are likely to be taken up by his outward gestures or words and have not the least idea of the vast consciousness from which these movements flowed. For instance, when he t